Corey Seager hit the DL about 15 minutes after weekly lineups locked for the massive Ziplock.  “Yo, I got more Ziplocks than a 5th grade bully stealing lunches,” said the very un-woke fantasy baseballer (<–my mom’s term!).  Never bully, unless you’re like Cougs and you say, “Bully bully,” thinking it’s “Dilly dilly.”  Don’t tell Cougs she’s out of touch!  Then ten minutes later, in a cruel twist of fate, Seager told the world he needs Tommy John surgery that he should’ve had this offseason.  Anyone who reads The Ball of Razz knows I hate Seager for fantasy, so I won’t rub salt in your wounds if you drafted him, but you did it without my consent, so I could retain the legal services of Gloria Allred and send you to jail.  Replacing Seager will be some combo pu-pu platter of Utley, Forsythe, Taylor and Kike.  Corey should be back next year to the City of Angels without missing a beat, unlike Corey’s Angels.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Robbie Ray – Hit the DL with an oblique and could miss four to six weeks.  The way he was pitching, take a month, right yourself, come back in June, dance between the raindrops for three months and drive a curve up the naysayers’ fannies in September.  That is literally what a pitching coach would say.  Braden Shipley should replace Ray, and Shipley has a 6.26 ERA in Triple-A so insert Shruggy the Emoji.

A.J. Pollock – 3-for-5, and his 7th, 8th and 9th homer.  Real question:  who has more fantasy value this year, Goldy or Pollock?  By the way, I think they have the humidor on blown instead of suck.

Nick Ahmed – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting near-.400 in the last week with two homers.  Hot schmotato alert!

Zack Greinke – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.50, as he took on the tired, the weak, the Statue of Liberty doesn’t even want these Dodgers.  Could’ve been worse though, obviously, he could’ve pitched poorly against a battered and bruised shizzshow.

Mookie Betts – Remained out of the starting lineup with hamstring tightness.  “Mooo-kee, what are you doing, Mooo-kee?  I need you to get on the field,” I said in the worst Rosie Perez impersonation.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.78.  Still trying to get him on your team?  No, that fad faded (almost stutterer!).

Mitch Moreland – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  I was thisclose to making Moreland a batty call yesterday, but I’m left full of myself and blue balled.

Xander Bogaerts – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .412.  Within the 4,000 false narratives of the preseason, Bogaerts’ new swing narrative might actually be accurate.

Mike Moustakas – Left the game after taking one off his forearm.  His x-rays came back clean.  Sounds like he has the mom with the Windex from My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

Dan Straily – 4 IP, 4 ER as he was activated for his season debut.  In the preseason, I said, “Straily had a 8.4 K/9, 3 BB/9 and 12.1% swinging strike rate and more than respectable 32.1% swings outside the zone (top 20 rates).  I kinda get the sense there’s gonna be one bright spot on the Marlins this year, and it’s gonna be Straily.  Well, besides, Jeter’s shiny, expanding forehead.”  And that’s me quoting me!  This was obviously just one start, and not a great one.

Jerad Eickhoff – Will throw live batting practice on Tuesday.  Great, he should be in shape by July to throw in the Home Run Derby.

Jorge Alfaro – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .213.  I Ron Popeil’d Alfaro in one league with the “Set him and forget him,” and he’s doing better than my Iannetta Popeil.

Maikel Franco – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .266.  Wonder if Maikel could rub Hoskins’ head, I need a little Rhysus is Rhysen.

Jake Arrieta – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.49.  The Regression Fairies have said to themselves, “What would Olivia Pope do,” they have a yoga teacher named Todd, and they will destroy your ratios.

Rougned Odor – At least a week away.  Funny, I can already smell that Odor stinking up my team.

Jurickson Profar – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .243.  In 800 plate appearances, Profar has 13 homers, 6 steals, hitting .229.  The Rangers are batting him third.  *throws computer out window, hears scream*  Sorry!  That was out of frustration!

Robinson Chirinos – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer.  CBS had Evan Gattis ranked in the top 20 overall.

Trevor Bauer – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.45.  And I had Bauer ranked in the top 20 for starters.  Still a skeptic?

Carlos Gonzalez – Was activated from the DL, but not inserted into the lineup.  Woohoo, David Dah–Didn’t start either.  Oh, screw you, Rockies.

DJ LeMahieu – Hit the DL with a hamstring strain.  Isn’t the first DJ to get hurt, and won’t be the last.  In fact, every DJ billboard I see looks like an in memoriam.

Lorenzo Cain – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (4) and legs (8), hitting .290.  Damn, I didn’t realize Cain…Sugar! was having such a great first month.  Surprised to see him as low as he is on the Fantasy Baseball Player Rater, and can’t believe I dropped Matt Davidson, after seeing how high he is.

Christian Yelich – 2-for-5, 1 run and his 1st steal.  Hopefully, this is a sign his oblique is finally feeling better since he was able to steal a base, though Tucker Barnhart, showed where he was raised, and left the door open for five steals.

Josh Hader – 2 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 Ks, and the save.  How’s that Hader-ade tasting now?  Delicious!

Jake Faria – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.60 vs. Jordan Zimmermann – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.81.  A pitchers duel between Easy-to-Roc-A-Fella, J. Z. and Ye-easy away from Bay.  Zimmermann’s garbage, but I’ll be cyclops’ing Faria.

C.J. Cron – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .269.  Think about how obvious it was that Cron would break out this year, and then think about how long The Sciosciapath kept him on the bench.  And he’s the longest tenured MLB manager!

Shane Greene – 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.73.  You get one chance a week for a save, and it’s a three-run lead!  Sorry, Benjamins, Greene’s so not money.  I grabbed Joe Jimenez, but it feels like a move I regret almost immediately.  The whole Tigers’ womb is polluted!

Randal Grichuk – Hit the Disgraceful List with “The Sucks.”  For him, there may not be a cure.  Good on the Jays moving towards a younger, more exciting lineup.  Their minor lea-Guerrs will be up in September, and they’re gonna have us doing the Acuña-Moncada Dance in March of 2019.

Aaron Sanchez – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.06.  His peripherals aren’t very appetizing.  He’s being filthy, but more in the mode of a Dirty Sanchez.  A 6 K/9, 4.3 BB/9 and 5.13 xFIP is waiver fodder in most leagues.

Justin Smoak – 1-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  C’mon, Smoak, get hot!  Hey, I’m a pyro.

Eduardo Escobar – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Has a 7-game hitting streak with two homers, and that’s your hot schmotato alert!

Miguel Sano – Missed his third straight game with hamstring tightness.  Not saying this is the case, but maybe his hamstring is tight because he has a lot of fat pressing against it?

Fernando Romero – Will make his season debut on Wednesday for the Twins.  Should make for some interesting double takes in the clubhouse, “I love this kid’s stuff, this Fernando Ro–Not you Rodney, turn around,” or, “I can’t believe how awful Fernando Ro–Not you Romero.  You’ve done nothing wrong,” or, “I wanna be called ‘Fern-Ro,’ so it sounds like Bob Uecker’s Miller Lite commercial.”  Prospector Ralph said, “Blessed with two plus pitches in his upper 90’s fastball, and a high 80’s slide piece with some serious tilt. Romero has always struck me as a future reliever. He has difficulty repeating his mechanics consistently which has led to some problems with control. His changeup isn’t fringe, but it’s not effective against lefties which should really be it’s main purpose. I foresee an elite back of the bullpen arm, getting swings and misses and lots of grounders with his heavy sinking fastball. He’s on the 40 man, so it would not surprise me if we saw some Romero this season.  Also, Grey looks like a mustachioed turd.”  C’mon!  PR’s right about the command, and I wouldn’t touch Romero outside of AL-Only leagues for now, though he is the kind of guy that impresses at first, then is lambasted.

Charlie Morton – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.72.  He made the Yankees look like a bunch of scrubs.  And, no, I don’t want no scrubs.  Get away from me, Zach Braff.

Sonny Gray – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 6.67.  Watched this whole start, and there was nothing impressive about it (outside of Morton).  Gray looked good for about two innings, and, in one of those innings, he loaded the bases with one out.  I’m not dropping him, but I’m also not starting him with any confidence.

Jeff Samardzija – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.27.  Why do I get the feeling we’re going to get to August and Samardzija’s gonna say something like, “I’ve been hurt all year.”

Manuel Margot – 1-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI as he hit 7th.  I’m not saying he’s tearing up the league, but the Padres really need to bat Travis Jankowski leadoff?  They gave Renfroe no adjustment time; they’ve abandoned Margot; I’m seriously worried the Padres won’t know what to do with Tatis.  Then again…

Franchy Cordero – 2-for-3, 1 run and his 3rd steal, because Franchy is Franch for fantasy.

Corey Dickerson – 1-for-4, hitting .313, and hit his 2nd homer, and 2nd in the last five games.  Been pretty yawnstipating so far, but he might finally be picking up the power pace, and stopping with those pesky singles.

Sean Rodriguez – 0-for-3 as he hit 3rd.  Look at Sean Rodriguez getting the Jim Leyland Memorial Lineup Spot!  He’s filling in for Marte, so, of course, Sean-Rod should bat third.  Don’t dirty the lineup cards!

Nick KinghamPirates announced he’d stay in the rotation.  All you heard was Steven Brault don’t do it no more.  Kingham the door, waving the 5×5 value more!

Jameson Taillon – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.83.  Solid bounce back in a less-than-ideal matchup in Washington.  He takes the ball next time wherever he goes.

Tanner Roark – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.55, WHIP at 1.03.  Remotely safe starters seem to be in short supply, and Mr. Roark is on a fantasy island to himself.

Anthony Rendon – Will begin playing rehab games.  Don’t play “Guess That Person’s Full Name” it’s supposed to be anonymous.

  1. Cairy Hunt says:
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    Is Buehler definitely gone if/when Hill comes back, or is there a chance he could stick long-term with another good start this weekend? I.e. Should I throw in a relatively aggressive FAAB bid for him (he got dropped after getting optioned on Sunday)?

    Also Souza or Trumbo ROS? Thanks, Grey!

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @Cairy Hunt: I’d go with Souza over Trout. More upside.

      • c says:
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        @Wallpaper Paterson:

        ummm, there’s got to be a sarcasm font somewhere.

      • Slappy Jack says:
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        @Wallpaper Paterson: That’s just gotta be a weird typo right?

        • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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          @Slappy Jack: lol

          I actually “read” it as Trout thinking it was some weird joke thing I missed. Blame it on posting while still half asleep.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Cairy Hunt: Buehler is down and cant come back for 10 days unless a new injury cuts that deadline.

      Souza over Trumbo. I disagree with Wallpaper Paterson though, not over Trout……

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @b the esq.:

      They can bring up one extra player for the Mexico trip so
      I’m assuming he gets one more start this weekend then sent back down.

      @Cairy Hunt:

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cairy Hunt: Souza — Buehler depends on your league size, I think he’s likely up and down in the minors and majors for most of the year, but Hill may continue to get injured, forcing Buehler up

  2. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft league. 6×6: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, Saves+Holds, K/9

    1. Drop Josh Bell for any of the following or hold? Matt Olson, Ryan Zimmerman, Ryan Healy, Ian Desmond

    C: Yasmani Grandal
    1B: Josh Bell
    2B: Cesar Hernandez
    3B: Matt Chapman
    SS: Francisco Lindor
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Mitch Haniger
    OF: Eddie Rosario
    UTL: Marcus Semien
    Bench: Franchy Cordero
    DL: Jake Lamb
    DL: Wil Myers

    P: Clayton Kershaw
    P: Max Scherzer
    P: Sean Manaea
    P: Hector Neris
    P: Hunter Strickland
    SP: Mike Foltynewicz
    SP: Miles Mikolas
    Bench: Blake Snell
    Bench: Michael Wacha
    Bench: Tyler Mahle

    Thanks as always!

    • c says:
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      @Savoy Special: Zimmerman is till top-5 in exit velocity at the moment and his BABIP is .194 right now (it’s .309 for his career). I’m buying low on him everywhere I can. Dude’s going to go on a serious tear here soon.

      • Savoy Special says:
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        @Grey: thanks, Grey and C. who would you have ranked 2nd?

  3. Bas Hoedemakers says:
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    Sir Grey!

    Ugh, What a few days;-(
    My keepers are going down like soccer players with Seager, Ray and earlier Rendon and Rizzo.
    Hard times for a fantasy baseballer. ;-)

    I’am looking at my waiver wire and see guys like Winkler, Span, Carpenter and Alther available. I can put Rizzo at MI (thank you Yahoo) so any hitter will do. Any suggestions? Besides HR and steals not doing great in offensive cats.

    Thanks Sir Grey

    Best,
    Bas from Holland

  4. Lucky Dog says:
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    Agh! Dammit! Handjob!

    I’ll take “things you hear in fantasy baseball but rarely in a Chinatown massage parlor for $500, Alex!”

  5. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great write-up, like the Magna Carta only it’s not AD 1215.

    a. Signed up Sonny Gray off waivers just in case he figures it out.

    b. Signed up Kingham for the second time, maybe he’ll strike out a lot of Brewers at Miller Park.

    c. Happy Mayday. Thanks so much for coming out on a public holiday!!!

    d. Mark Twain quote of the day for May 1

    NIAGARA FALLS is a most enjoyable place of resort. The hotels are excellent, and the prices not at all exorbitant. The opportunities for fishing are not surpassed in the country; in fact, they are not even equaled elsewhere. Because, in other localities, certain places in the streams are much better than others; but at Niagara one place is just as good as another, for the reason that the fish do not bite anywhere, and so there is no use in your walking five miles to fish, when you can depend on being just as unsuccessful nearer home. The advantages of this state of things have never heretofore been properly placed before the public.

    From – A DAY AT NIAGARA

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Dave Funnell says:
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      @Ante Galic:

      Go check out the shops and wineries over at Niagara on the Lake. The Main Street is beautiful and the restaurants are world class.

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Dave Funnell: I agree fully man.

        Cheers,
        Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: A. Hope he does B. Nice! C. You too! D. Awesome!

  6. Bigly Leagues says:
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    My staff is filled with such nonsense
    Robbie Ray
    Sonny Gray
    Castillo
    Aaron Sanchez
    Rich Hill
    Quintana
    Bumgarner (DL)

    Planning to drop Sanchez to stream, what do I do with these other guys, just wait it out? I’m sporting a 4.75 ERA and 1.35 WHIP for the season. Pretty sure I could drop them all and put together a better rotation from waivers.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Bigly Leagues: Hill and Ray are on the DL now, does that free up some roster space? How big of a league? If there’s legit talent on waivers, drop Casstillo and/or Sanchez and move on. If they figure things out they will probably still be sitting on waivers.

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      @Blipbloop: Stanton.. but if you had to drop one right now it would be [email protected]Bigly Leagues: I agree you prolly could.. If pivetta, Mikolas, Snell, lucchesi, anyone of these guys would be better then any of those guys.. accept maybe rich hill..

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        @Jubaka: sorry that Stanton comment wasn’t suppose to be included

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bigly Leagues: Sanchez is a drop… Wouldn’t wait around on Castillo… But no idea who’s available

      • Kas says:
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        @Grey: Grey, with so much upside, why wouldn’t you wait around on a guy like Castillo?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Kas: Shouldn’t say I wouldn’t, but it depends on the league… He’s a drop in many mixed leagues

  7. Heisenberg says:
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    My starting pitching just got worse, again. When do you think Kopech will get the call, and is there any chance he does anything like Jose Fernandez did when he got called up? U da man, Grey.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Heisenberg: Love me some Kopech, but he might not be up until the Super 2…..which I think is sometime in early June, although that date changes depending on how many guys come up, etc.

      Jose Fernandez was something special. Kopech will have legit K potential with good ratios. Wins will be hard to come by.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Heisenberg: Buehler will have more success than Kopech this year

    • AJ says:
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      @Heisenberg:

      Kopech has extremely poor control. He’s going to strike out and walk a million guys and struggle to pitch out of the 5th inning. Think Blake Snell in 2016.

  8. Pb&j says:
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    Hey Master of Greyskull!

    I got an offer of my Lindor for his Strasburg and Ozzie. What do you think?

    Thanks so much!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Pb&j: Year long or keeper? Albies has been ridiculous so far, but not sure he maintains this level of production, especially the power. Depending on league context and needs, but would lean towards keeping Lindor.

      • Pb&J says:
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        @b the esq.:
        Thanks for the response, b.
        Lindor would not be kept at his price nor would Stras. Ozzie is borderline keeper at his price. It’s a 12 team mixed league H2H league with the following categories:
        Hitting: R,HR,RBI,K,SB,AVG,OPS
        Pitching: K,QS,W,SV,ERA,WHIP,K/9

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pb&j: Ozzie side

  9. pdo says:
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    Drop Carlos Santana for Cron?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @pdo: Would probably continue to hold. Citizens bank park will be a good place for Santana to hit, especially when it warms up a bit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @pdo: Agree with b

  10. muskysmell says:
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    WTF has gotten into Charlie Morton seriously…what the hell…

    Is this guy a Top 20 starter now?

  11. Phil says:
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    Would you drop any of these guys for Kingham: Quintana, Pivetta, Mikolas, Anderson, G. Gonzalez?

    Thanks, Grey (or anyone else)!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Phil: Probably not. Maybe Anderson, but Kingham’s minor league stats are not overwhelmingly awesome. If its a dynasty, maybe more in favor of Kingham also.

    • Jason says:
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      @Phil:
      I’d hold for now. Kingham had one great start but is not profiled to continue with the same success.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil: Agree with others

  12. HAL says:
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    @Grey 12-team H2H daily, would you give up Machado+Happ+Inciarte+Andujar+Mikolas to get Bellinger+Shaw+Morton+Samardzija?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @HAL: I don’t think I would. Machado is the best player in the deal. Inciarte has been stealing bases like its his job (which it is). Miklos is on the level of Samardzja, at least, if not better, although may throw less innings, if thats a concern for your roster. Morton is lights out, but I don’t think its enough for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HAL: Agree with b

  13. JC says:
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    Cron or Mancini?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @JC: Cron

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC: Mancini, could go either way

      • Grey Matter(s) says:
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        @Grey:

  14. Prettaaay, Prettaaay, Prettaaay, Pretty Good says:
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    FML,

    I’m in a 5×5 Categories H2H league and was offered a trade that I simply can’t make heads or tails of:

    Trade Away: Michael Wacha
    Receive Back: Justin Smoak

    My pitching has been great, but with no ace on staff, I hesitate to give up any of my bargain bin staff. Two weeks ago I was ready to drop Wacha, and now I’m suddenly thinking I should cling to him. Such is my fantasy baseball life. Would you take the offer?

    My team
    C Y. Grandal
    1B R. Zimmerman
    2B J. Altuve
    3B M. Sano (Injured)
    SS T. Anderson
    OF C. Blackmon
    OF E. Rosario
    OF FRANCHY!!!!
    UT A. Rendon (Injured)
    UT D. Murphy (injured)

    Res K. Pillar
    Res. C. Moran

    P Severino
    P Morton
    P. Godley
    P Manaea
    P Ryu
    P Wacha
    P T. Williams
    P Faria
    C Chapman
    C Colome
    P Edwards Jr

  15. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Great writeup!

    I’m in first in my weekly keeper league (12 teams), but my strengths are quickly becoming offense heavy. I’m doing well in Ks on pitching side, but my ratios have been getting knocked around a bit with guys like Ray and Hill. So, I’m trying to move some of my MI and OF depth for SP, specifically ERA/WHIP help.

    Arms are scarse in this league, but the best offer I can get so far is……his Kyle Hendricks for my Kinsler plus one of Deshizz or Peralta.

    Kyle’s not my fav, but like Ralph i trust his babip-suppressing / soft contact skills, and I do think he’ll give me the era/whip help needed.

    In terms of OF / UTL options, I’d still have Harper, Blackmon, JDM, Acuna, and Jose Martinez as my 5 OF and one of Schebler and the remainder of Peralta/Deshizz as a UTL. My MI would be Tim Anderson, Chris Taylor, Villar (could also grab Peraza on waivers), which is what I’ve been doing so far anyway.

    Thanks!

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: should also mention that Fraunchy is another guy grabbable off waivers.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: I think Im aiming higher than Hendriks, but if thats the best you can do and need to do it, I guess you do it. Would keep DeShizz.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @b the esq.:

        Thanks – yeah, me too, but this is almost certainly the best I can get. In this league, owners have vice grips on their pitchers (maybe due to the weekly format / difficulty streaming in weekly format, $1+ FAAB waivers). Anyway, I couldn’t even get any owner to entertain moving guys like Pivetta or Tyson Ross.

        While my staff lacks a true performing ace, I do like how it’s shaped out, ERA/WHIP volatility aside. With Hendricks, it would be: Hendricks, Ray (DL), Hill (DL), Morton, Mikolas, Wacha, Clevinger, Taillon, Ryu, Trevor Williams, with stashes of Salazar and Musgrove. Lots of K upside but missing the stability factor…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Sounds fair, if you need Hendricks…Not like Kinsler’s that special anymore, I’d throw in DeShizz, assuming Peralta is not hurt

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

  16. Wormhole says:
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    I saw Sonny Gray worth my number 1 waiver claim in a 12 team with the hopes he figures it out?

    • Wormhole says:
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      @Wormhole: is

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Wormhole: Depends on league context, who else is available, your roster, etc. If he is legitimately better than you worst player, then don’t let the waiver priority stop you from improving your team.

  17. lbbsand says:
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    H2h pts
    Drop C Santana (util) and/or Polanco for
    Merrifield, Brantley, Villanuena

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @lbbsand: Santana for Merrifield

  18. kilkennybrian says:
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    I can drop Josh Bell in a 10 Team mixed right? He’s completely useless.

    • knucks says:
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      @kilkennybrian: I hear you on this one and he should be better at some point, but in a 10 teamer there is likely a hotter bat in the pool right now that you can scoop. You should know by now though that you’ll get better answers if you throw a few names out there.

      For example, I’m in a 10 team league that has 9 bench slots. So in my 10 teamer, some of the “better” bats available are Addison Russell, JBJ, Pirela. That pool sounds a bit more like a 12 team league then a a 10 teamer. What’s yours like? Can you swap your Josh Bell out for Belt? Last week, I grabbed Belt in the league I’m talking about and so I’m thinking I could maybe drop Josh Bell if I need to stream something soon.

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        @knucks: Honestly, there’s a good amount of bats and streamers/pitchers I can get that are of similar value or better on the wire. My point was if people still saw him as a really good Buy low and hold. Which seemingly isn’t the case either.

  19. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Happy Tuesday! Excellent write-up, Grey.

    Would you want Weaver or Sonny G or both?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Scuffy McGee: Weaver. Who are your other options for the “both”? Who would you have to drop or pass on if they are on waivers? Rather have Kershaw than both of them. Felix Hernandez, not so much….

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @b the esq.: Could dump Carl Edwards, Ottavino, Steckenrider, O’Day, or Sofia. 12 tm h2h.

  20. John Schwind says:
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    ME 3 weeks ago “Why the F*** isn’t Josh Hader closing? Who thinks he shouldn’t be?”

    Razzball readers “The analytics dudes who say you use your best pitcher for matchups”

    Counsel “My bullpen is hot garbage so I’m going to ‘match him up’ against the entire Reds lineup”

    Hader “Boom bitches. Mic drop. Any questions?”

    Me: “Yeah. Why the F*** aren’t you the official closer again?”

    Hader *Shrugs shoulders* “Haders gonna Hate…..”

    Me “I have questions y’all!!!”

    • sportivetricks says:
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      @John Schwind:

      I’m in the fullest of agreement with you, Mr. Schwind. I realize that the closer role is falling out of fashion now, but if the Brewers find themselves coming into the ninth with a lead tonight and Hader is unavailble . . . they are in serious danger of losing the game while a fat dude on the mound pulls his pants up. Amiright?

  21. Chucky says:
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    I’ll ask the question again ( it wasn’t meant to be funny) Michael Taylor or Mike Stanton? It’s May 1st….it’s not that early anymore. Can’t keep using that excuse forever.

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @Chucky: If you are still living in 2012, I would imgine it feels like a lot of time has passed.

      Comments are bizzarro world today

      and no you don’t drop/trade Stanton for Taylor, this year, or any year, in any league.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chucky: Yes, it IS still early.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Chucky: Ill give you Taylor for Stanton……then I’ll walk away laughing.

      It’s May 1st. That’s 5 months of baseball left in the regular season. Lots of time for Stanton to be Stanton in the that warm little NY stadium across the street from the house that Ruth built.

    • Prettaaay, Prettaaay, Prettaaay, Pretty Good says:
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      @Chucky: I assume this is some bizarre form of internet trolling, which I don’t fully understand. I play in a 14 team mixed league and Michael Taylor is on waivers. If you want to unload Stanton, trade him to someone who is looking to buy low and get at least something of value. Stanton for Michael Taylor is bonkers.

  22. Dancin Homer says:
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    Better stream tomorrow/ short term:

    L. Castillo (v. MIL)
    A. Heaney (v. BAL)

    SON loves Heaney’s start, but someone dropped Castillo and debating if he’s worth the add.

    Thanks

      • Joel says:
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        @Grey: so was a foolish to do a 1 for 1 for Darvish? @Grey: That’s I did with Rodriguez vs. KC and look where that got me.

        • Joel says:
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          @Joel: Morton for Darvish 1 for 1

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Morton

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t follow the question

  23. Poop Knife says:
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    My prediction is that Taylor picks up the SS and Joc Pederson picks up more pt.

  24. Mr. Rickey says:
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    So we’re just not going to talk about Daniel Norris’ groin? Ok.

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Nagging groin root of velocity woes,
      Norris will undergo surgery to alleviate pressure in the area.

      I’ve never had too much issue relieving pressure in my groin, especially when it starts nagging me about keeping the gooch tidy.

  25. Count de Monetballl says:
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    How do I know there is better times ahead for my team this year, when three of the top four players on buysellatops are on my team. Prove Buysellatops right Rizzo, Acuna and Odor (not to mention Schoop)!!!! Agree on Cron, finally picked him up to let Rizzo ride the pine while he figures it out (hopefully).

    Question – I drafted Odor to be 1 of 2 bench bats holding on hope that he would live up to Grey’s last-year’s anticipation (I know, still a sucker for the potential for his average to increase to usable levels); I have Chris Taylor and Schoop (and Rizzo) available to cover the keystone, in this case is Odor droppable (doubt he has any trade value right now)

      • Count de Monetballl says:
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        Thanks, yeah I still like the guy and hope he goes off in the summer!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Me too!

  26. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    When MadBum comes off DL, I plan to drop whichever RP is not contributing (could be all of them!). 12 team, H2H league so patience is rewarded come September. …lucky for Carlos and Seager. Best on the wire: Toddfather, Eugenio, Schebler, Solarte, Puig, Odor, Bour, Alonso, Franco.

    1. Any swaps from the lineup below?
    2. Would you trade for Bux if you don’t trust DeShizz? (Don’t trust either of them but I might get him for Peralta or Trey).
    3. Deal hot SP for a guy like Cain, Abreu?

    c- Beef
    CI- Freeman, Seager, Carlos ugh
    MI- Ozzie, Bregman, Dee
    LF- Rosario. CF- DeShizz, RF- Peralta
    OF- Jo Mart, Mazara
    DH – Cruz
    Bench- Trey but use him on matchups, days off etc so has been useful
    SP- Max, Bauer, Morton, Hendricks, Manaea, Ryu, MadBum (crazy good start, move one for a bat?)
    RP- A mess…Holland, Treinen, Britton, Melancon

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @DodgerWindowClosed: If that’s Carlos Santana, I like Yonder over him but, he does tend to be a second half guy (.230 career avg 1st half)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DodgerWindowClosed: 1. Suarez over Santana 2. Don’t trust Bux really either, but depends on price 3. Sure

  27. hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    My cup runneth over with offers for Hoskins in a three-keeper, 12-team league. I have Harper, Betts, Acuna, Rizzo so I’m not likely to keep him. The team is:

    C Gattis
    1B Rizzo
    2B Albies
    SS Segura
    3B Rendon
    OF Harper, Betts, Hoskins
    UTIL Acuna
    BENCH Hosmer, Kingery
    SP Bauer, Snell, Clevinger, Pivetta, Wacha, Mikilos
    RP Wade Davis, Andrew Miller, Reed, Minter, Chad Green

    Would you prefer Grienke/Chapman for Hoskins/Snell, or Morton/Chapman for Hoskins/Clev? Or should I just hold for the time being?

    • DodgerWindowClosed says:
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      @hanklongball:
      Goodness, how did you get Betts and Harper both top 6 guys? And Rizzo for icing on the cake. Nice! Get frontline SP to win now.

      • Hanklongball says:
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        @DodgerWindowClosed: it’s a few years in the making… given your take, you’d prefer a legit ace (Kluber, Severino) and lower level closer (Vizcaino, Treinen) to the Chapman/Morton offer?

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @hanklongball: Hold, just stream pitchers and win your league

      if you really want a SP , aim higher like Kluber, Thor, Sale

  28. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    I’m holding 5 RPs in a 10 team h2h points league: Colome, Raisel Iglesias, Hector Herris, Fernado Rodney, and Shane Greene (ugh, I know). 5pts for saves, +1 for Ks, 1 for 1/3 IP, -1 for H/BB, -2 for ERs, -3 for blown saves, -5 for L’s.

    That all being said, Rodney and Greene are actively helping me lose points/matchups every week. Should I drop them this early in the season, or will they eventually stop being so awful?

    In another league a Corey Seager owner (redraft league) wants my Xander Boegarts. I need a pitcher, and his only good one is Gerrit Cole. I have Tim Anderson to slide into my SS slot, and am still a little low off Boegarts 2017year. Is Madison Bumgarner who he has on his DL worth the stash or pass?

    Thanks as always FML

  29. Nightmare! says:
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    Happy Tuesday from sunny STL Lord of the Grey!

    1) what’s your take on Kyle Seager? Buy or Fuhgettaboutit. Doode is off to a slowwws start

    2) 18 point save from Hader last night! Giggity Giggity!

    3) Americans!!

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @Nightmare!: Actually Seager is doing what he has done every year since 2012.
      Except for 2016 when he did it slightly better.
      His babip is a little down right now, and he popped up a few infield flies… but otherwise is exactly the same dude from what I see

    • Nightmare says:
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      @Nightmare!: somebody dropped Seager in my league. Currently I’m rolling with Eduardo Escobar. There’s also Andujar, Davidson, Healy, Robertson, Franco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nightmare!: 1. Meh, he is what he is 2. Incredible 3. Yes!

  30. Lindorphins says:
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    I just lost Seager and Ray. My rotation was already pretty weak and I don’t have a strong backup SS option. One guy in my league kept both Correa and Lindor. Who do you like more, and would either + Morton be worth giving up Harper? The trade analyzer pretty heavily favors Lindor to Correa which was a little surprising so I wanted your opinion. I do have some viable RF alternatives.

    Also do you prefer Cron or D. Santana ROS?

    Thanks! This might have to be my new team logo:
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CPHtWycUkAAPU2J.png

    • Lindorphins says:
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      @Lindorphins: Sorry, meant to include Zimmerman in that ROS question. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lindorphins: Haha, nice image… I prefer Lindor too — Domingo

      • Lindorphins says:
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        @Grey: Sorry but main question is would you deal Harper for Lindor (if that’s who you prefer to Correa) + Morton? I don’t have ample Windex for SS and SP after losing Seager and Ray. Thanks again.

  31. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Already receiving some interesting offers for Acuna in a 10 team OBP league…

    Offered Cruz and McCullers….still gotta pass right? I was counting on Acuna as a source for steals and with a shallow league, there is a stronger emphasis on the “best player”.

  32. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    5×5 ROS, Zunino or Gattis?

  33. Chud says:
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    Looking to upgrade my SP in my dynasty.

    Trade my Jose Martinez for his Nick Pivetta?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chud: Sounds fair, think you might be able to do better

  34. Happyharry says:
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    Hello Grey, 12 team, H2H, 6X6 – My offense is mid-pack, not much power. Underachieving pitching, lots of K’s but ratios suck. Please help me find a trade possibility with another team. Buy low on Rizzo, Arrieta and/or Stanton? Luckily I have coming off DL Rendon and Bogaerts, so may offer Cesar for sure?
    ME-Jorge Alfaro C
    Austin Hedges C
    Carlos Santana 1B
    Chris Taylor 2B
    Jose Ramirez 3B
    Francisco Lindor SS
    Cesar Hernandez MI
    Eric Hosmer CI
    Mookie Betts OF
    Nicholas Castellanos OF
    Khris Davis OF
    Trey Mancini OF
    Eddie Rosario OF
    Alex Bregman U
    DL-Anthony Rendon 3B
    DL-Xander Bogaerts SS
    Chris Archer SP
    Luis Castillo SP
    Corey Kluber SP
    Lance McCullers SP
    James Paxton SP
    Jameson Taillon SP
    Masahiro Tanaka SP
    Marcus Stroman SP
    Edwin Diaz RP
    DL-Drew Pomeranz SP

    HIM -Francisco Cervelli C
    Gary Sanchez C
    Justin Bour 1B
    Asdrubal Cabrera 2B
    Matt Chapman 3B
    Trevor Story SS
    Ozzie Albies MI
    Miguel Cabrera CI
    Delino DeShields OF
    Marwin Gonzalez OF
    Josh Reddick OF
    George Springer OF
    Giancarlo Stanton OF
    Anthony Rizzo U
    Jake Arrieta SP
    Patrick Corbin SP
    Johnny Cueto SP
    Mike Foltynewicz SP
    Ian Kennedy SP
    Brandon McCarthy SP
    Aroldis Chapman RP
    Roberto Osuna RP
    Brad Peacock P

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Happyharry: Why is Bogaerts on your DL? McCullers and Bregman for Giancarlo? Ask the other person what they want for him then go from there

      • Happyharry says:
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        No place on his roster to add Bregman(MI,CI). Maybe we can add an OF and a Infielder to the trade mix.

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

    Logjam at CI – Who sits out of Gallo, Alonso and Suarez?

    Once Gallo qualifies at OF (one more game) options get broader – Sit one out of Gallo, Alonso, Suarez, Braun, Polanco, Mallex and Michael A. Taylor.

  36. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? I got an issue in the OF. Can you rank the following six outfielders for the rest of the season in an OBP and SLG league? Herrera, Teoscar, Pillar, Mancini, Franchy, and Gardner? Thank you good sir.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Slimcompoop:
      Franchy
      Franchy
      Franchy
      Franchy

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @FrankGrimes: Franchy
        Franchy
        Franchy
        Franchy
        Gardner
        Franchy

        • Wesley Warren says:
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          @Grey: Dammit guys, when I “ctrl-F” looking for hot takes on Franchy this isn’t the crap I want to find!

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: Sorry Grey as I’m confused by all the feedback from you and Grimes.

        Here is my current OF: Pollock, Mancini, Pillar, Herrera, Franchy, Gardner and Teoscar. Puig is on the DL. I have Ohtani to play DL on the days he’s not pitching so I need to cut ONE of the aforementioned.

        I’m thinking Gardner. Your thoughts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Odubel

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            @Grey: It’s an OBP and SLG league (which you didn’t know) and Odubel has been batting 3rd behind Hoskins. Does that change your mind at all? Thank you for your response(s).

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure, lose Gardner

              • Slimcompoop says:
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                @Grey: Thanks!

  37. bob says:
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    Keeper league question. It is time to drop Domingo Santana for a guy like Candelario, Davidson, or Pillar? If so, which? Can’t bench him unfortunately and he’s killing me.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @bob:
      Nah.

      • bob says:
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        @FrankGrimes: Thanks Frank. Thoughts on what’s up with him? I haven’t seen anything about an injury…

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          @bob:

          Slow start(I hope). Is he a keeper for you? How big league?

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          @Grey:

          Didn’t Franch have two steals last night?
          Thought I saw him swipe one in the ninth.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bob: Agree with Grimey

  38. Cable says:
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    H/H Points…….can you give me my weakest spot (ROS) in my weekly lineup so I can address it..need another set of eyes ..
    G Sanchez .. C
    Y Alonso…1B
    W Myers (I)
    J Altuve…2B
    M Moustakas..3B
    J Segura…SS
    L Cain…OF
    J Gallo…OF
    T Pham…OF
    R Cano…DH

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cable: Myers, Cano, Pham

  39. Q says:
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    Cannot find a 2B. Ketel Marte has been bad for 2 weeks. Drop him for any of these? HT likes Kipnis best over next 7 days, but geez…..

    12 tm, OPS instead of AVG

    Anyhoo, drop K Marte for

    Pirela
    Wendle
    Flaherty
    Kike (can we spell this Ki-que and just avoid accent marks altogether?)
    Utley
    Villar
    Kipnis
    Brad Miller

    I know “none, ugh” is the answer, but the FML must be consulted….

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @Q: I like Villar there but, I am not sure any of them should be a permanent option

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Q: Agree with Jack

  40. Jim says:
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    In a QS/HRa league, would you get rid of Robbie Ray and Corey Knebel for David Price and Johnny Cueto?

  41. ryanoger says:
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    Healy or Eduardo Escobar?– Need a fill in for Rendon/Sano

    thanks man

  42. martin accardi says:
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    I have been offered Robbie Ray for Josh Hader. Standard roto, 5×5. I am currently on top, can afford to wait for Robbie if you think he’s gonna give me 4 stud months. But Hader is insane obv.
    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @martin accardi: Prolly a push, Hader has a chance for a top 50 overall season even as RP

  43. jdred5 says:
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    Asked a similar trade question last week but wasn’t able to seal the deal. Thoughts on dealing Aroldis Chapman + an OF for Syndergaard? The OF would be one of: Yelich, Inciarte, Braun, Jose Martinez, Brantley, or Mancini. Please let me know which of these you would do the deal with. He has asked for Yelich. I’m in 1st so I don’t need to make a move. 12 team 5×5 roto. I would rather not deal Yelich since he is so helpful in AVG or Inciarte since he is running so much this year. Thinking about a counter with Braun. My starters are currently C-Mart, Archer, Jon Gray, Gio, Ryu, and Pivetta.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jdred5: Sure, Brantley, Ender, Mancini, or Jo-Ma that order

  44. Blipbloop says:
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    $10 rizzo or $30 Stanton keeper league… what have you?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Blipbloop:

      Just want to say Pleae Rizzo get your head out of your ass already!

      • batflix says:
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        @FrankGrimes: he said ok Grimey, just for you, one time

  45. Curtis Jones says:
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    Thanks to Grey, no Seager on my teams! No Didi or Bogaerts either, but they’ll cool down, and Baez, DeJong (who lots of people hated on), and Peraza (please run!) are doing just fine.

    In Eduardo Rodriguez’s defense, it was pouring, and he was getting squeezed. He didn’t look that bad yesterday, especially after that disaster of a first inning.

    When are you going to sneak into Rudy’s Streamonator room and fix the Trevor Williams inputs?

    Curtis

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Curtis Jones:

      E Rod depends too much on that change up.
      He nibbles and when that sweet change up isn’t working he gets beat up.

      • Willy Mo says:
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        @FrankGrimes: he gets ahead of guys then he nibbles and he works insanely slow like hes afraid to throw a pitch. i dont get it. e rod isnt all there upstairs. very sad.

      • batflix says:
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        @Grey: should you tho? Feel like he’s the next big contestant on the The Fairies are Right, this time they bring rosehip tea incense and are rainbow defecating on you ratios

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  46. Michael says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h league

    guy is really trying to buy Hoskins off me… I feel like I need a SP with Keuchel underperforming, Ray heading to the DL and Castillo looking awful…

    The offer is his Paxton/JUp for my Hoskins/Smoak

    pull the trigger?

    roster:

    C Chirinos
    1B M Olson
    2B Merrifield
    3B Castellanos
    SS Machado
    OF Trout / Springer / Hoskins
    UTIL 2 of Jo Martinez / T Anderson / M Chapman / J Smoak

    SP Greinke / G Richards / Bauer / Keuchel / L Castillo / Fulmer / Gohara / R Ray (DL)
    RP Davis / Strickland / O’Day

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Michael:
      Nah. Aim higher Hoskins is the real deal.
      Paxtom is just another headache for you.

      • Michael says:
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        @FrankGrimes:

        OK…what if I were to make it Nola/Upton for Hoskins/Smoak?

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          @Michael:
          For me it’s still no. But I’d rather stream.
          Richards fulmer Castillo just churn and burn.
          Your team is solid w/o making a trade.

  47. kylereed says:
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    Trade offered to me in a keeper league:

    His:
    Mancini
    Margot
    Sonny Gray
    Duffy

    My:
    Ozuna
    Ryu

    thoughts?

  48. Ty says:
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    Drop Dexter Fowler for M Franco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ty: Franco

      • Ty says:
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        @Grey:
        Thank you!

  49. Nightpandas says:
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    You’re on fire today Grey…

    Love the Spaceballs suck to blow reference….

    Let’s just call Gattis CBS boy….

  50. Big Ticket says:
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    10 team standard roto. Which side do you like?

    C-Mart, Haniger

    Syndergaard

  51. Jah says:
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    Is Corey Seager worth keeping on my roster this year if we only keep 5 players every year with no restrictions?
    This league is a 10-team H2H points league. I have Turner, Moncado, Pollock, Benintendi, Bregman, and Carlos Martinez.
    I ask because Seager seems like he may be a top 50 pick next year. Would you give me value for him in a trade, or should I just drop him?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Jah:

      Drop

      • Jubaka says:
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        @FrankGrimes: I’d hold him unless you have something better to keep to replace as a 5 keeper option.. something as good as or better. And I doubt you find that anytime real soon..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jah: Try to trade him, otherwise drop

  52. kilkennybrian says:
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    Tropeano and Suarez both have very good (10 and 12) SoN Numbers tonight. Which do you feel better about? Suarez is the 12, I assume cause most Padres can’t hit lefties.

    Also, Ian Desmond just dropped in a deep OPS 12 team mixed. Waiver worthy? Should I rush to grab him?

  53. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi Grey–would you drop Vince Velasquez or Jack Flaherty for Pivetta?

  54. Fred says:
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    Stream Jarlin Garcia against Philly tonight?

  55. WinterIsComing says:
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    Hey Grey how are we feeling about carpenter and Kinsler? Think they’ll snap out of it or time to cut one loose? Was thinking of dropping Kinsler then sliding carp to 2nd and picking up Alonso or belt and riding out a hot streak ? Thanks !

  56. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the hey hey hey, Grey.

    I know that Lance just posted a column on him, but do you think J.A. Happ should be rostered right now? Errrrr, could ya maybe do that rank for ROS thang with Happ, Folty, and Williams???

    (Please note, these were both properly phrased questions.)

    Love ya?

  57. Jubaka says:
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    I picked up Romero last nite.. Should I use my last $14 on waivers to get Chase Anderson? On waivers are Anderson, gray, gausemen, Roark, Duffy, pom, jarlin, and guerra.
    Or do you think offer up a dollar and stream if I don’t get him..

    • Jubaka says:
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      @Jubaka: I’d be dropping Romero to get him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jubaka: “Or do you think offer up a dollar and stream if I don’t get him” What?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Jubaka: Your last 14 for the season? I would definitely not be using my last FAAB money now.

      Throw a $1 bid out and see what happens.

  58. knucks says:
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    Looking for this Soroka call up. Could happen any min now on the tweet deck… Reloading… Reloading….

    • batflix says:
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      @knucks: Wait what/ I thought Teheran was ok to pitch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: I already have him in one league

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Tonight’s the night. Ohhh yeaaa

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You Redman?

          • knucks says:
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            @Grey: No, I’m the Kool Aid man, busting through your wall to yell about the Soroka/Thor matchup tonight.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              OH YEAH!

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Against Thor! What a dreamy matchup. Can’t wait to watch tonight.

        P.S. my Sixers lost last night, but you can bet your arse that I’ll be posting that Sixers song tweet every time they win for rest of the playoffs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry about your Sixers, I was rooting for them

          • knucks says:
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            @Grey: They’ll be better on Thursday. Celts were lights out with them 3’s. Sixers hadn’t played in like a week. I don’t think they lose another game in the series.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m so lost now

    • batflix says:
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      @knucks: sob

  59. Rich says:
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    A little roster help with CarGo coming off DL?

    I need to drop one player. 12-team 5×5 roto, keeper league: Next year’s keeper price in parentheses:

    CarGo ($6)
    Rosario ($6)
    Dahl ($6)
    Brinson ($16)
    Kemp ($6)
    Flaherty ($6)

  60. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Corey Feldman is a musical genius, he’s unconventional like Kanye.

    • Willy Mo says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: had an argument recently with a friend who said that kanye was the most influential artist of the past 20 years. I argued back with brittany spears. who ya got?

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Willy Mo: All Millenials are programmed to say that Kanye is a musical genius. I think he’s a 55 producer on the 80 scale. Couldn’t hold Primo’s jock.

        Give me Brittany.

        • christian herman says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: i cant stand this take. Brittanys stage presence/what has she done/birthed other artists?? Plus longevity. Brittany kind of fell off..

      • Jubaka says:
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        @FrankGrimes: daddy yankee,papa roach,red hot chili peppers, biggie, and tupac.. a lot of others..

        • Jubaka says:
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          @Jubaka: although the chili peppers might have been more then 20.. and biggie tupac just past 20 years this year.. but they all still have probably a bigger influence then kanye.. and half them are dead..

        • Jubaka says:
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          @Jubaka: oh Michael jackson!!!

          • Jubaka says:
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            @Jubaka: most people don’t even like kanye west.. and I mean in the sense that they don’t think about him or know what he’s been up too.. He is still making music I guess? Oh DMX BABAY!! Ride or die..whatch ya niggas want..ruff ruff.

          • Willy Mo says:
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            @Jubaka: past 20 years…. a lot of the names u mentioned were either not close (papa roach ? lol) or longer than 20 years. biggie has been dead for over 20 years (yep, we are old)

            its sad to think about the artists we have had to endure over the last 20 years. you coud argue drake obvi, or maybe eminem or jay z. based on populatirty i couldnt imagine picking outside hip hop or pop over the last 20.

            taylor swist up there for sure.

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              @Willy Mo: biggie died 97 or 98.. it’s 2018.. like I said just passed the 20 year mark. But papa roach I think in the past 20 years at one point had more influence over the industry then Kanye ever has.. same goes for the chili peppers. 15 years ago the peppers were still more popular then Kanye ever was.. and Michael Jackson, arguably the most ever just died… regardless Kanye West is the most popular unknown person in the world. Half the country doesn’t even know who he is . So how could he be most influential in any time frame….

              • Jubaka says:
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                @Jubaka: if your not a teen and don’t watch MTV then you don’t know who Kanye is..

                • Jubaka says:
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                  @Jubaka: you need to be into hip hop to know Kanye. You don’t need to be in to rock to know who the Chili peppers or papa roach. Think of the influence they had over the industry. I dont think kanye has any influence. I mean most people don’t even like him, and the other half never heard of him..

                  • Juabak says:
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                    What other artists, or any famous person ever said Kanye influences or influenced them.
                    No one said that. But everyone artist can relate to saying the chili peppers or Michael Jackson or anyone other then Kanye had influenced them. Men women say artists influenced them, and they don’t use Kanye as a inspiration.. movies children’s toys, video games.. you kidding about Kanye or what?

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                    @Jubaka: I gotta get in on this…

                    Re: Papa Roach. I get your point. But I can’t stop laughing about the fact that your using Papa Roach to make that point. I think you mean Fred Durst and the Limpy Biz? Maybe Korn? Both would prob be a better Nu Metal example or leader of whatever that movement was. The Anti-Hippie “throw mud at eachother instead of get high and roll around or sleep in it” movement.

                    I’m convinced that Willy Mo is actually Skip Bayliss at this point.

                    Willy Mo, what is your take on the Cleveland Browns draft picks??

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Hahaha, what is going on above?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The Lord is making a reliever in his image named Josh Hader

  61. Willy Mo says:
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    wow 2.2 for hader…. im starting to think they are stretching him out and when knebel comes back hader goes to the rotation. still no timetable for nelson and the brewers currently sport a 4 man rotation. a boy can dream!

  62. Cohen says:
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    Which start do u like more?
    Newcomb at Mets
    Trop vs Balt
    SON likes them both

  63. Chris D says:
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    Dynasty league: Corey Seager owner is looking for a SS (doesn’t have another on roster)

    Is me trading DeJong for Josh Hader fair? I don’t know if that makes sense in terms of value for value.

    Thanks in advance Grey

  64. Anodyne says:
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    In a keeper league that counts holds, would you rather own Joey Lucchesi or Josh Fields?

  65. slimbo says:
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    hey man

    safe to cut stroman or jordan hicks in a 12 team dynasty?

    can grab Carl Edwards Jr, Giolito, Puig, Braun

    Thanks!

  66. lb sand says:
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    how much out of $229 would u drop on Faria in 10T H2H pts

  67. Snell My Hand says:
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    Severino and Ian Happ for Giancarlo?

  68. cunnyfunt says:
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    Pls rank the following for H2H pts:
    T Williams
    Mikolas
    Folty
    L Weaver
    Mahle

    Are any of them holds as opposed to streamers for a 10T H2H pt league?

  69. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Been frequenting the site more of late.

    For a head to head league that uses OBP instead of batting average-

    Is Odubel Herrera or Manny Margot better to own?

    And at 1B, who would you say is better rest of season- Hosmer or Encarnacion? I am starting to wonder if this slow start for Encarnacion is the beginning of the end.

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks. So i will stick with who I have.

        The site is blocked at work so that sucks. At home i was doing other things. I promise I will check regularly now like days of yore.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Please return soon, WP

  70. ctrengove says:
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    Just made a trade (12 team points).

    I get Javy Baez
    They get Miguel Andujar and Marcus Semien

    I also have 3 other 3Bmen rostered: Rendon, Moustakas, Villanueva

    Thoughts?

    • Willy Mo says:
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      @ctrengove: im making that deal based on your depth at 3rd base.

  71. Duke says:
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    Grey,

    Thanks as always for the entertaining write-ups, I’ve been starting my work day with them for years.

    Can you rank these OFs ROS purdy please? OBP league…

    Conforto, K Pillar, Choo

    many thx!

  72. Jubaka says:
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    We’re not dropping Tim Anderson for peraza?

  73. Slowmez says:
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    Disgraceful List blows by DJ, Beltre, Hill & Puig. Can I drop Puig? Pretty please? He’s my 5th OF. I just dropped Gattis (for Ramos) and if feels so good. Please say yes. Thx

  74. Worm Burner says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Now that some of Vottos annual slow start is out of the way, would you pick Votto or Bellinger ROS?

    Sounds crazy, but it seems like Bellinger could’ve started building his career with the ceiling last year.
    I’m leaning Votto………

    Thanks

    • Crime Dog says:
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      @Worm Burner: HA, that is a hilarious statement about Bellinger. I may still take Votto ROS, but are you really thinking Bellinger hit his ceiling last year HA.

      He’s showing signs of getting better. Lower K rate this year, and if he played his last series in any other park than AT&T he’d have 5 homers.

      Curious as to your basis for this statement.

      • Worm Burner says:
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        @Crime Dog:
        I didn’t mean he won’t grow and mature, but he basically hit 40 HR/ 100 R / 100 RBI in 480 AB’s last year.
        Not H8ing, but do you expect 60 HR & 120+ Runs and RBI’s?
        That would be amazing!

        • Crime Dog says:
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          @Worm Burner: I don’t think his pace stats last year would be 60, more like 45-50, which I think he’s capable of, maybe not this year, but soon, he’s like 22.

          • Worm Burner says:
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            @Crime Dog:
            But………just trying to be on pace with last year is what I meant by ceiling. Especially since the limited AB’s were due to a call-up and not injury related.

            Regardless, no big deal

  75. Launch Angle says:
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    Who do you like better ROS in counting stats/ratios in a standard, 5×5 season-long roto using QS/K/ERA/WHIP – Corbin or Godley? Which would you be willing to trade?

      • Launch Angle says:
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        Sorry Grey. Are you saying you like Corbin better than Godley ROS or you would trade Corbin?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, better

  76. Brett says:
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    Grey,

    Chris Taylor or Torres? Torres has done great so far. Thoughts on Torres moving up in the line up can the yanks stick with Gardner hitting 220 at lead off?

  77. Chief Wahoo says:
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    Give up on one of Holland or Castillo and pick up JA Happ?

    Also, drop one or both of Jose Martinez or Mancini for Teoscar and/or Jake Lamb?

    • Chief Wahoo says:
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      @Chief Wahoo:

      Ian Desmond could be dropped there as well

  78. I Am The Liquor says:
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    Profar or Arcia?

  79. jose says:
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    Grey, Thank as always for the daily run down. Look forward to it every morning.

    A) I made it to May and haven’t dropped Puig. That is an accomplishment in patience. Hopefully a short rehab assignment at AAA will re-energize him. Anyone else remember the Party he had when he was sent down in 2016. I love Puig the human baseball player, but it would be nice if he could help out my non-human internet team….

    B) I would like to thank the rest of my league for not believing in Morton more than I did during the draft. He has been the shining star from my draft.

    C) MAYbe my RBI and Runs totals will creep up with the warmer temperatures. That’s what I’m going with.

    All the best!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jose: Thanks! A. Ha! B. Nice C. Yeah, should be — you too!

  80. Zeus says:
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    Gray pitches better with Romine rather than Sanchez. So he wasn’t great but wasn’t killed yesterday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeus: Yeah, agreed

  81. Juabak says:
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    I just realized Kanye west being influential to generations is a stupid argument.. and can’t be rationalized. Or explained in a comment on a post .. sorry again about that..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Juabak: Not sure what this is referring to

      • Joel says:
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        @Grey: He doesn’t either

  82. Ben says:
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    Still trying to pry away Arenado from his owner… 5×5 OBP

    Hosmer, C. Hernandez, Eaton, Senzel, A Vizcaino, R Ray for Arenado

    keeper league. Senzel is a potential keeper. R Ray borderline keeper depending how he does.

    Still Arenado side?

    Also, my team is hurting on power… pick one to own if I need to make a move:
    Healy, Hicks, Candelario, Yuli Gurriel, C Moran

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ben: You should stop trying to chump dump this guy

      • Ben says:
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        @Grey:

        Not trying to! :-/ He put Arenado and other players on the block asking for “OBP” and “Saves” hahaha…

        Rendon, Hosmer, Eaton, Vizcaino for Arenado? Fair?

        Which guy would you take from the list in my first post above?

        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair if they don’t know what they’re doing

          • batflix says:
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            @Grey: just as funny as any of the player blurbs!

  83. Murph says:
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    Hi Grey

    1 Soler or Franchy or Santana? (need one)
    2 Cut Shark or Ed-Rod for Tyson Ross (vs SF tonight) or Clevinger (vs Tex)
    3 Hader is on pace for 211 strikeouts…. THAT IS ALL!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: 1. Franchy 2. Ed-Rod for Ross 3. HA

  84. BronxBomber says:
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    you would trade Villanueva for Nola. I have Kingey and Moustakas. I could use some pitching but its not dire. He’s playing great. Is this a sell high situation, or breakout and hold him…

    5×5 12 man daily(head to head)

  85. clemsoncrusher says:
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    In a 14 team dynasty league I got offered his Trea Turner for my Albies/T Hernandez. I jump on that correct? I have Correa but can put Trea at an IF spot. I also have G Torres and Whit who will fill in at 2nd based on match ups.

  86. Marti says:
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    just made my third trade in 3 days in my 10 Team National League Roto. the last trade I traded with the guy in last place who is already getting up and once prospects for next year period in 2 weeks or so I should have all my players back from the DL as I have been battered with injuries this year but check out this team now. I think I have a chance to win my 6 title in 13 years

    Catcher Chris Iannetta
    First base Carlos Santana
    Second base Anthony Rizzo
    3rd Base Justin Turner
    Shortstop Trevor story
    Middle infielder Orlando arcia
    Corner infielder Matt Carpenter
    My five outfielders are yalick Acuna pham Bruce and Puig my two utility spots can be taken by Mac Williamson Margot Nick Williams or Joey bats

    Pitching staff is NOLA John Gray Jose Quintana John Laster Trevor Williams Alex Wood Corey knebel Brad Hand neris Jeff Samardzija and I also have Chan Wade Miley and Steve matz on my bench.

    Pretty solid right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marti: Seems it, yeah

  87. Mickey Maloney says:
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    Thanks, Gray. Please, please, please Pollock stay healthy. Who do you like RoS? Franchy or Margot?

  88. cable says:
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    H/H Points…….can you give me my weakest spot (ROS) in my weekly lineup so I can address it..need another set of eyes ..
    G Sanchez .. C
    Y Alonso…1B
    W Myers (I)
    J Altuve…2B
    M Moustakas..3B
    J Segura…SS
    L Cain…OF
    J Gallo…OF
    T Pham…OF
    R Cano…DH

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @cable: You asked this already

  89. KMDA007 says:
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    12 team 6×6 (walks & holds). My drafted closers didn’t pan out, looking to move a starter for a closer. What should I get for:
    A) C Anderson
    B) T Williams
    C) should I move McCullers or Corbin for a closer?
    D) if so, what should I get for them?

  90. los locos says:
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    Grey, what would you offer up to get Hoskins? Person says they need starting pitching in return. I will show you my team, figure to send him a pitcher and hitter cause I can only roster 26. What would offer?

    This is a 10 team keeper league 5×5

    My team
    Chirnos
    Freeman
    Moncada
    Arenado
    Seager – DL
    Bellinger
    Cain
    Haniger
    Inciarte

    Bench
    Jose Martinez
    Schoop – DL
    Story
    Simmons
    Puig – DL
    Brantley
    Mazara

    Starters
    Kershaw
    Strausburg
    Nola
    Tailon
    Ryu
    EROD
    Bundy
    Soroka

      • los locos says:
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        @Grey: What about Maz and Tailon for Hoskins?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  91. Darrell Lester says:
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    Dynasty league (keep only 10) with injury tsunami issues. Deep bench (8 spots) and 4 DL slots, though, so some flexibility.

    DL eligible players
    C Seager
    Y Puig
    E Thames
    R Odor
    K Kiermeier
    R Ray
    R Hill
    D Salazar

    How would you order in terms of dropability when a roster spot is needed?

  92. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Which one to get rid of, Pivetta, Junis, or T Williams?

    Thanks!

  93. ChefBoyRG54 says:
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    what do i do?
    keep C-eager in the 22nd round? Or Gary Sanchez in the 15th rd?

    hemmmmm,….hawwwwwww……and hindsight strikes again!

    I was very unexcited about keep C-eager so tried to shop him and/or Sanchez with no luck. Now….Xander to the rescue!

  94. Christian Herman says:
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    Soler Cron or Franco ROS H2H 12 team

  95. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Nice post Grey as per .

    Who do you like more ROS QS……Folty, maeda, pivetta, samardija Pick 3

  96. Lucky Dog says:
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    Dude. My mancrush Lance McCullers Jr & your mancrush Trevor Bauer are twitter beefing over spin rate, and it’s giving me a massive nerd boner. Hawt.

    Ok the last bit was a joke, but no, seriously – check their verified feeds:

    Bauer: “If only there was just a really quick way to increase spin rate. Like what if you could trade for a player knowing that you could bump his spin rate a couple hundred rpm overnight…imagine the steals you could get on the trade market! If only that existed…”

    McCullers Jr: “Jealousy isn’t a good look on you my man. You have great stuff and have worked hard for it, like the rest of us, no need for this. I will ask though because my spin rate and spin axis on my 4 seem is a$$.”

    lmao – this is gold. It appears to have started with some randos talking soon rate & the pros dove in head first. Holy crap I love this.

  97. Favio Vasquez says:
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    Question, trade my Corbin for Rizzo? Im thinking regression faeries will be showing up at some point.
    (Rotisserie)

      • Favio Vasquez says:
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        Word!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You word!

  98. OaktownSteve says:
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    I haven’t seen it mentioned anywhere, but then I haven’t looked very hard; 8 Ks has to be the record for most in a game in which a pitcher recorded a save, right? That’s some crazy stuff.

    I’ll tell you one guy who needs to get his shizz together is Rizz. One homer and firmly below the Mendoza.

    I’ll give you the little pat on the back for Bauer you went fishing for…nice call.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: He tied Randy Johnson for most Ks in a save chance… Rizzo is killing me… Bauer!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Hader’s K rate is like 65% or something insane. My kids are definitely my kids. Their team is just like one of my teams. Draft no pitching and all hitting and then have good pitching and crappy hitting. Their NFBC team has 7 total home runs from: Sal Perez, Anthony Rendon, Wil Myers, Andrew Benintendi, Brett Gardner, Domingo Santana and Jonathan Schoop. Ugly. But they have Snell, Morton and Bauer at the top of the rotation.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds like they’ve been following Razzball

    • Crime Dog says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Go go Bauer Ranger! (sorry born in 90’s had to)

  99. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I would love your blessing to drop Shane Greene, please…. I don’t like dropping active closers, but I can’t get Kazam’d again, and his job appears to be slipping away. But even if he keeps it, ugh. Would use it to stream.

    Thank you, sir!

    Thanks!

  100. Cyler says:
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    Trade question. 10 team OPS roto league. Dynasty.

    My Rizzo and Charlie Morton for hi Gary Sanchez, Alex Reyes and Willie Calhoun?

  101. Jack says:
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    Better grab – Flaherty, Soroka, or Kopech? Thx.

  102. Dave D says:
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    Greyt write up. Real story. I am one of 5 native California transplants living in NY (the cougar made me do it), and every year I see my Angels when they come to town. Last year they were playing the Mets here so I went to Citifield for a change. Shockingly, to my pleasant suprise, Cron was in the line-up. I had great seats behind the plate. He comes up with the bases loaded and I called his shot. He roped one into the left field bleachers. Grand salami. Sadly, I knew that would mean nothing to Scioscia. Valbuena was rewarded for Cron’s performance therafter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup! Sciosciapath!

      • Dave D says:
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        You have him pegged with that name. Remember how he handled Jose Guillen during the 2004 playoffs? That was when my advance studies of Sciosciopathology began unfortunately. We’ve been cursed ever since. I knew it then though, so no suprise that we haven’t won a playiff series since. It won’t change soon either.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yup

          • Dave D says:
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            “Scioscia showed no class, no respect. He was talking to me about respect and class. I really don’t care about Mike Scioscia. I have no respect for him any more because I’m still hurt about what happened last year. I don’t want to make these comments, but Mike Scioscia is a piece of garbage. I don’t care if I get in trouble.” -Jose Guillen 6/15/2005

            http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/content/printer_friendly/was/y2005/m06/d16/c1091880.jsp

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA, awesome!

  103. J-hova says:
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    Great write up!
    Hittertron seems to like hitters vs Romero tomorrow.
    My rosters a mess. Rostering two SS’s, who should i hold ROS, Kingery or Peraza? Leaning Kingery for the upside and position flexibility but he’s been ice cold.

    Also, Wacha and Mikolas available in my 10 team Roto. My closers are Trienan, Allen & Vazquez. Also have Minter, Nicasio and Barnes since its a hold league. Drop Minter or Barnes for Mikolas or Wacha??

    Also, big news. Daz put an IG hit out on Kanye
    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza… Barnes for Wacha — Haha on IG hit…

      • J-Hova says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  104. Righty says:
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    Franchy, Cron, Yonder, M Davidson ROS?

    Winner of above vs Souza ROS?

    Your morning articles get me through my commute, much appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron — we’ll see when Souza returns — Thanks!

  105. Blake Bowman says:
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    Drop Flaherty to pick up Soraka if he kills it tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do it now

  106. RobMac says:
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    Hey Grey, great stuff as usual! I laughed out loud when I read the Windex Moustakas line…

    I’m in an 11-team roto league that counts Avg and OBP. Looking to add Mac Williamson. Would you drop Domingo Santana for him based on Mac’s potential upside or hold to see if Domingo comes around?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Domingo

  107. Jogon says:
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    have pivetta, fullmer, j gray and taillon.

    L. Castillo and l weaver available

    Should i make a move ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh for now

  108. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Could you rank Jeimer, Yuli and Villanueva?

    Also, Zimmer, Mallex and Kepler?

    Thanks so much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yuli, Villa — Mallex

      • Schmohawks Bob says:
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        @Grey: Kepler or Zimmer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kepler

  109. edietrich1962 says:
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    What do you think of Jalin Garcia from Marlins and Mike Sirotka from White Sox?

    Having trouble determining if Garcia is for real but suppose I will find out tonight to some degree.

    I have the Robbie Ray blues today not to mention Luis Castillo. Amazing how a seemingly good staff at beginning of season can look so bad after 1 month.

    Thanks for help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soroka is on the Braves

      • edietrich1962 says:
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        @Grey: ok, so what do you think of them especially going forward??

        Thanks Man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not interested in Garlin, I like Soroka, but might be one start

  110. Raindoggg says:
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    Having a tough time deciding between Caleb Smith or Trevor Cahill for ROS……K’s don’t matter….just some ERA, WHIP and WINS help……anyway opinions are valued…….

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      @Raindoggg: Cahill hasn’t made it through ROS since 2012

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cahill

  111. Sad Keanu says:
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    Is Luis Castillo droppable in 10 team H2H leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  112. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, 11 team 5×5 mixer, I’m sure you’re running Wacha out there at home against the ChiSox, but how about Jarlin Garcia at home against the kind of hot hitting Phils?

    Thanks!

  113. Murph says:
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    Grey
    Catcher question –
    Zunino, Suzuki, Chirinos?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chirinos

  114. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    Would you pick up Tyson Ross for tonight against SF, and CC vs CLE at home on firday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Pick up both?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ok

  115. Turd Wendell says:
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    Dude. My team is just going down like the Titanic. Already 14.5 games out of 1st. My bats have been absolute ugatz.

    C-Zunino
    1b – Abreu
    2b- Taylor
    SS- Turner
    3rd- Jo Ram
    OF- Ozuna
    OF Teoscar
    OF Hicks
    UTIL Kingery
    UTIL Encarnacion
    Bench Puig Odor (DL) D. Murphy (DL) Sano, Odor

    SP- Ohtani, T Williams, Morton, Pivetta, Wacha, Mahle, Archer, Ryu, Soroka, Reyes, Bum.

    I’ve been thinking it might be best to sell Ohtani and T Will for bats. It’s a deeper 12 tm mixed h2h so waviers aren’t much help. Any suggestions on whom I should target? Really I’m asking you to save this team. Thanks my man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich?

      • Turd Wendell says:
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        @Grey: Yeah thats a damn good idea. What you think of fellow paisan Beintendi? What do you think that would cost?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not sure, depends on who’s asking

  116. Stream Weaver says:
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    Soroka getting called up today. Use my number 1 waiver on him or Sonny Gray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

      • Stream Weaver says:
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        @Grey: Or just wait for Senzel?

  117. Jim says:
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    Grey,

    I could use some pitching help. What do you think of Chris Taylor for Garrett Richards?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  118. Nightpandas says:
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    15 team keep 11

    My Gallo and Beltre for His Senzel Eloy Jimenez and a first round pick….

    Enough of a return… I’ve got Healy and Bellinger for 1st and Devers for 3rd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  119. Jack says:
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    Believe in Caleb Smith?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve gone over him

  120. Don Bropre says:
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    Thoughts on Marco Gonzales? His underlying numbers look good but something seems off and those are his actual numbers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bleh, no faith

  121. KarlJ says:
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    Grey- which trade option do you prefer ( redraft league)?

    A- I give Paxton, Sano and receive Abreu, Mazara

    B- I give Paxton, McCutchen and receive Abreu, Mazara

    C- Neither A or B

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These seem unlikely, B

      • KarlJ says:
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        @Grey:
        I actually received these offers from another owner this afternoon
        I am going to hit accept for B before he changes his mind
        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  122. Nightmare says:
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    Well Newcomb losing his second start on Sunday sure hurts me…..now it’s decision time.

    Please pick 1

    Newcomb @NYM (deGrom)
    Skaggs @SEA (Gonzales)
    Mikolas vs Cubs (Quintana)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mikolas

  123. Jake says:
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    Drop L. Castillo for Folty, J. Montgomery, I. Kennedy, R. Lopez, M, Soroka? Or hold?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Folty

  124. Launch Angle says:
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    In order of preference ROS for standard, season-long roto using R/HR/RBI/SB/AVG:

    Albies, Dozier or Schoop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  125. Byron's Buxting says:
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    What are some good buy low and sell high SP out there right now?

  126. Andy Dwyer says:
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    would you trade Price for Smoak if you needed some rbis? Or try and get someone better than Smoak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  127. Jack says:
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    When might a potential Vlad call-up happen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sept

  128. H says:
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    Do we like Skaggs over Aaron Sanchez or Rich Hill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sanchez

  129. frank cloud says:
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    you failed me with occupied , but you gave me Gomorrah and looming tower. Whats next?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Line of Duty on Hulu

  130. Moon Shots says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Fab write-up as per usual.

    What do you think about my Kingham for his Castillo? I know your not super eager on Castillo but everything ive read on Kingham suggests the great start may be flukey and his upside not so high. If he’s really just a streamer, might be worth trading for Castillo on the off chance he turns it around soon? This is deep NL league so options def more limited.

    If not, drop Kingham for Caleb Jordan? Thanks dood!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castillo in NL-Only, you can’t give up on him yet

  131. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Grey plz rank for ROS in OPS league, or did i

    Kyle Seager, CRON, Longoria

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  132. Someone pissed in my alpbabet soup says:
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    Grey seeing how bad the Dodgers are right now would you support trading Bellinger if you could get say Kershaw?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  133. rick says:
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    need saves… asdrubal for morrow?

    is adrubal going to keep this up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  134. Cohen says:
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    Ramos, Alfaro or Zunino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zunino

  135. Cheap Seats says:
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    Hey Grey, and Razzballers,

    In a 12-team OBP+SLG keeper league and trying to get an upgrade at 3B (nominally Andujar right now but really a FA Choose Your Own Adventure). What are thoughts on

    My Altuve for his Dee+Bryant? Bryant owner loses control of him after this year, btw.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant side

  136. Dubs23 says:
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    Rizzo and Harper for Stanton and Kershaw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryce

  137. dau says:
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    stanton-yelich-myers-wacha for ray-abreu-ozuna-ryu—-who ya got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giancarlo

  138. Mike says:
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    Who wins this trade?

    Hoskins + Taillon for Nola

    Points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoskins

  139. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    In a keep forever, $3 Bellinger or $3 Albies?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cody

  140. Let's Play Two says:
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    Tanaka or E-Rod ROS in standard 5×5 season-long roto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tanaka

  141. Fantasy Haiku Template of Hate says:
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    Marcus Stroman sucks –
    ERA is 8.9-
    Eat a dick Stroman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice haiku!

  142. Sad Keanu says:
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    Thoughts on Junior Guerra? I owned him 2 years ago and he was great! I want Soroka but need to drop someone to get him. Castillo, Guerra, Kingham, Gibson, Junis…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Castillo if league’s shallow

  143. Fogimon says:
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    Time to cut bait on Domingo Santana? This guy is killing me, I don’t even want him to wait around on my bench anymore.

    Does he really have enough upside to wait it out?

    • knucks says:
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      @Fogimon: Yea cut him and pick up Acuna.

      • Fogimon says:
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        @knucks: @knucks: Thanks knucks, but the highest rated available OF’s in my league are;
        Pillar, Markakis, Span, Leonys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d hold

  144. William Hung says:
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    Woo made the mailbag!

    After the weekend’s injury storm left my team battered a bit my current team looks like this:
    10 team 5×5 with OBP and Ks for batters, and K/9 and Ls for pitchers

    C- Grandal
    1B – Jose Abreu
    2B – Moncada
    3B – Travis Shaw
    SS – Lindor
    OF – Betts, Chris Taylor, Domingo Santana
    UTIL – B-Ham
    Bench – Sano, Conforto, Rendon

    SP – Pivetta, Archer, Severino, Bauer, Corbin
    RP – Colome, Greene, Boxberger, Treinen, Barraclough

    For some reason, my leaguemates don’t believe in either Sano or B-Ham so I got them for free, but now I have too many bench bats. I’m thinking of adding Wacha or Mikolas and dropping Domingo.

    As a follow up to my mailbag question – I have this weird feeling that for this season, Mallex Smith is going to be more valuable than Billy Hamilton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I’d hold Domingo, lose Sano for Wacha

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Ok cool – so now my bench would most likely be B-Ham and Conforto when Rendon is back healthy.

        I am so sad that things didn’t work out with Puig – i really though the age 27 magic was gonna work

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Things could still work out with Puig, Verlander wasn’t good until July of last year

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Is Domingo Santana in a platoon of sorts? See he’s out of the lineup tonight and 2x out of the last 3 games now.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He needs to hit to play

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Hopefully Conforto outplays Puig then cause of the trade I just made

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hopefully!

  145. Another Dan says:
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    Hey Hrey,

    Excellent stuff as usual.

    Thanks for Bauer, Corbin and most of all Morton. I own multiple shares.

    On Castillo, I also own multiple shares. In dynasty formats (say 12 team H2H, no salary) are you cutting bait? Or hoping he comes round ?

    Many thanks,

    Another Dan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Not cutting

  146. Brian says:
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    After this supposedly terrible month, Giancarlo is still on pace for 116 runs, 29 home runs, 87 RBI, and 6 steals. That isn’t as much as we hoped for, but he’s not killing anyone’s team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll hit 40+ HRs

  147. Count de Monetballl says:
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    Doing a little Pre-Cog “Sonavabench” Dammit Rizzo, I finally benched you as I was infected with Cron’s Schmotato Disease and you went off. Happy May Day to me. You are welcome fellow Rizzo investors, now comes the hot streak….

    • Fogimon says:
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      @Count de Monetballl: It never works when you announce it. But appreciate the effort, us Rizzo owners need hope of any kind.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I like that, getting it in before it happens!

  148. Anthony says:
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    JA Happ or Garrett Richards ROS?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  149. Garrsh says:
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    Drew Pomenraz was dropped in my league.

    Limited pickups in my league but thinking once he gets a few more starts and rhythm under him he will pefrom like we think he can and was projected for. I also don’t think he will last for very long on the wire.

    Would you drop any of these pitchers for him :

    Sonny Gray
    Pivetta
    Razzball Darling : Trevor Williams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  150. Garrett says:
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    Drew Pomnerans was dropped in my league…. I feel like once he gets a few more starts and back into rythym he will perform like he was projected to this year. especially since he hasn’t really had a spring training.

    Would you drop any of the below pitchers for him?
    Sonny Gray
    Nick Pivetta
    Razzball Darling : Trevor Williams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  151. Nevik Rowe says:
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    Pick up T Hernandez and drop Santana or hold?

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  152. Fogimon says:
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    Willy Adames debut season should be better than Dansby Swansons was, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so

  153. Papa Jean Segura says:
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    In a 12 team league are you starting pomeranz tm vs. KC and do you like clevinger today vs. Texas?

  154. Dangerfield51 says:
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    Seager owner here, I know you don’t feel sorry for me. But thats ok because I feel bad enough for both of us.
    I have this trade offer; my Castellanos for his Dejong. I now have Torres at ss and Bryant at 3rd. Was mainly playing Castellanos in the OF. My other OFs are Springer, Hoskins, Pham, Roserio, Teoscar and Puig. We start 5 OFs.

    Is this a good trade for me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take it

  155. Bobby's world with howie mandel says:
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    Afternoon grey! Great stuff as always!
    My league is w/ espn & its H2h pts/ weekly lock league.

    I’m getting fed up w/ lack of production from my catcher Wilson contreras. I’m not asking to drop him- no way Jose! However, I do have the luxury of adding another catcher if I want to play the matchups in the coming weeks, since it’s weekly it doesn’t matter I’m stuck with willlllson at catcher.

    However here’s who’s available (I have an open bench spot I dropped someone yesterday)

    – Francisco Cervelli, pirates

    – Kurt Suzuki, braves

    – JT realmuto, marlins

    – james mccann, tigers

    – yan Gomes, Indians

    – lucroy , A’s which I don’t think I’d add

    Those are the best available names that jumped out

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t carry 2 catchers

      • Bobby's world with howie mandel says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks for the response!! Do you think Willson contreras turns it around? I feel he’s bound to turn it around!

        Is Jose Bautista worth an add for a last bench spot? Speculative add?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No on Bautista, yeah he will turn it around

  156. Austin says:
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    Grey,

    Which side do you like here?

    Chris Taylor/Alex Wood for JA Happ/Dylan Bundy

    Much appreciated!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor

  157. jaw says:
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    10 team 5×5 h2h dynasty. drop either of the below for soroka?

    wacha
    fernando rodney (closers are morrow, strickland, treinen, rodney)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodney

  158. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Hey Grey, would it be the height of craziness to stream Soroka @ Mets today…?

    • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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      @GrassyKnollRedding: PS: SON no likey, but I’ve come down with rookie fever

    • knucks says:
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      @GrassyKnollRedding: I am in my 15 teamer. I am not in my 10 teamer. But I own him in both places.

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @knucks: Interesting. I was specifically thinking of my 12-teamer. Would hate to leave a possible gem on the wire, but I guess with Cespedes back and Thor on the mound it’s a bit of a danger zone. Thanks for the feedback, Knucks!

  159. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    Just wanted to say bravo on the Ron Popeil reference. A real masterwork today, man.

    Thanks, Homie!

  160. peacecoast says:
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    so I picked up Franchy on a whim and he’s on my bench. Is this guy for real? CBS says he is 6’3″ and 175 lbs? That don’t sound right.

    • knucks says:
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      @peacecoast: Heath was prob still daydreaming about Gattis there…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franchy the Extra Long Toothpick! Yeah, he’s for real, he’s Franchy

  161. Milarky says:
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    It’s kinda early, but I am hurting in most hitting cats except steals (we use standard cats + SLG%). Would you trade Marte and Bell for Domingo Santana and Votto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  162. Launch Angle says:
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    Are the power numbers of Albies so far backed up as legitimate and sustainable going forward ROS by xStats or other metrics? Looking like Jose Ramirez last year. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, not going to hit 50+ homers — he’ll trail off at some point

      • Launch Angle says:
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        Sure, but 100 R /25 HR / 80 RBI / 25-30 SB though over the course of the season though?

  163. Shitwolf says:
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    hey man I feel like I havnt written anything funny for awhile to you… I have weak material right now and feel like I am slumping hard on the comedy front… sorry man…. anyway was talking trade with my league mate and he wants my Salvador perez and osuna for either upton or Cruz… who would you rather?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get your shizz together! Cruz, though I’d take either

      • Shitwolf says:
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        @Grey:

        should I change my name to Shizzwolf? I think it sounds classier

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think so too!

  164. Favio Vasquez says:
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    Side note, Acu?a batting out of the 2 hole tonight between albies and freeman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  165. fredtbn1gs says:
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    In an RCL: I’m good on W and fine on K and WHIP, but not so good on SV and poor on ERA. Is it worth dropping Ed-Rod or Weaver for Barraclough, Steckenrider, Brach, or Barnes?

    Current staff is
    SP: Corbin, Severino, Wood, Wacha, Weaver, Rodriguez
    RP: Gsellman, Herrera, Iglesias, Strickland, Edwards Jr.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Ed-Rod — Barraclough

  166. Chris says:
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    Hey Grey,

    would you recommend any of the below moves:

    Add: Franchy Cordero or Nick Markakis:

    Drop: Gardner or Todd Frazier

    h2h league, 12 teams:
    runs, rbis, hr, tb, sb, avg, obp

    Many Thanks,
    Chris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franchy over Frazier

  167. Mookiewilson says:
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    Sit that loser Rizzo for Marwin Gonzales until he sorts it out or keep rolling him out? Today:
    Rizzo (Jon gray)
    Marwin (j. Montgomery)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Rizzo

      • Count de Monetballl says:
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        Yeah, start Rizzo #Pre-Sonavabench

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha!

          • Shizzwolf says:
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            @Grey:

            HA he hit a HR must have read this post pre game tonight

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

              • Count de Monetball says:
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                Post Sonavabench

  168. EG says:
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    Drop either Puig or Odor for Buxton? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      When is Bux returning?

  169. Hoosier says:
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    Semien or Kingery for MI starter ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien

  170. DonnieB says:
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    Would you prefer having Franchy, Schebler, or Gohara in your last reserve spot? Are you still confident in Margot and Domingo are 12 team worthy? Thanks. Great write up as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franchy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot and Domingo are 12 team worthy? Yes

  171. Big Ticket says:
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    Baez or C Mart in dynasty, OBP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C-Mart, close

  172. Skeezix says:
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    We have only limited waivers (max one per week), so I usually am looking for someone who can provide value rest of season. Can you give me your thoughts on which of these guys would possibly be worth claiming (we start 18 hitters)?

    Mac Williamson
    Alex Verdugo
    Logan Morrison

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morrison or Williamson… Limited moves make me think Morrison, but has to be a deep league for him

  173. Happyharry says:
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    Hey Grey, 12team,H2H, 6X6..What do you think about this trade offer.
    My Hosmer, McCullers, Mancini and Rosario for Stanton, Deshields?, Bour and Arrieta??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  174. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    franchy or domingo 10 team ops

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  175. Let's Play Two says:
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    Who would you rather have ROS as a SP – Godley or Morton? Standard 5×5 roto league. Season-long.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morton

  176. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Giancarlo/chapman – ozuna/ohtani – which side and by how much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giancarlo

  177. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Harper and Rizzo are setting the table, while guys like Jay, Markakis, Robertson, Jacoby Jones, and Owings are being tasked with clearing it. Lineups in these sabr days are getting increasingly odd.

    Nice slate tonight. Thor/Soroka is an intriguing matchup. Acuna out of the Pujols again. Yanks/Astros is another good one. Cubs/Rockies too. Whatcha watching?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, true! So bizarre… Thor/Soroka for sure(ka)!

  178. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    lindor and upton for segura and springer which side do you like? ops league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  179. Carlos says:
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    Grey! We meet again ol’ pal.

    I am in a super competitive, 10 team, kinda shallow standard league. My team is under-performing BADLY (1-4).

    I have Odor and Rich Hill wasting away on the bench (No DL spots). Have sat by while some good players have hit waivers.

    Is either droppale? I know I could get value out of those spots, but am comfortable with holding and riding out their injuries. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re not droppable if it’s competitive, they are droppable in a ten team league tho

  180. vee says:
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    Yo Grey,

    would u drop any of the below for Darren O’Day?

    Wacha, Bearclaw, Rodney, Nova, Pomeranz, Sonny Gray

    thx n cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nova

  181. Glory Daze says:
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    Grey
    is this worth it
    A) Drop Reddick for Senzel
    B) Drop Wacha for Buehler or Soroka
    What do you think
    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Not yet B. Nah

  182. jon says:
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    Peraza hitting leadoff vs Chase Anderson or Tm Anderson hitting 2 hole vs Wacha

    who should i start

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  183. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Your title today reminded me of my 21st birthday when I saw Corey Feldman in an off broadway play in NYC called “Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy,” a musical satire of the original movie. Good times!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Rudy does the titles

  184. Alex says:
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    Might be carrying one too many closers. Someone might need to go.

    How’s this ranking? Vazquez, Middleton, Neris, Kela, Treinen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems fine

  185. ryanoger says:
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    Starting Kyle Gibson tonight home against TOR?

    thanks

    • ryanoger says:
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      @ryanoger:

      or Triggs @ SEA?

      • Fogimon says:
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        @ryanoger: Do you have to start 1?
        I’d go Triggs

        • ryanoger says:
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          @Fogimon:

          I don’t have to just looking for a solid stream

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            They’re not good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In some leagues

  186. Big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty 6×6 OBP only, Tbs extra category

    Who’s my minors drop

    Mateo
    Meadows
    Gohara
    McMahon
    Calhoun

    My CI Goldy, Sano, Smoak, Tendon
    My Pitching and MI are shaky

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McMahon

  187. Whatever says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Ten team mixed standard 5×5: Carlos Martinez, Andrelton Simmons, Strickland for Correa?

    Thanks,

    W

    • Fogimon says:
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      @Whatever: Call me OJ, but I’m taking a stab at this one….
      You are a C-eager owner. Yes?

      • Whatever says:
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        @Fogimon: Actually, no. I think C-Mart is a sell high and this guy wants to sell Correa.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correa

      • Whatever says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. Btw besides C-Mart, I have Corbin, Wood, Manaea, Snell, Bauer, Samardzia for SP and Vizcaino, Neris and Felipe for Closers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Doesn’t sound bad

  188. JB2 says:
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    Could/should I offer Benintendi for Abreu straight up? Are either of these guys going to turn it around? Benny’s just been a fat nothing for me this year and I need a change at 1B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  189. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    1. I’m getting DL squeezed and thinking of dropping someone.
    Can keep 2 and drop 2 out of:
    -C Taylor
    -Y Puig
    -J Martinez
    -R Odor
    but I need to keep at least either C Taylor or R Odor to serve as 2B.

    Please assist.

    2. Also, I have Melancon and Britton on the DL. Either one of those guys droppable? (They would be replacing Vizcaino and/or Greene upon their return)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Drop guys on DL 2. Melancon

  190. Alex says:
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    I picked up DeShields for runs and steals. Should I go Peraza instead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  191. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    I assume it’s a “yea” for picking up Soroka and dropping Holland in our Yahoo 12 Team H2H League with OPS and Holds? It’s also a 2 Keeper League if that makes a difference.

    And why is Tito trotting Bauer out in the 7th after he already threw over 100 pitches? Lost the potential W there. Their bullpen without Miller must suck.

    Great Spaceballs reference!

    Thanks much Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Yeah

      • Yankee My Wanky! says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. I also dropped Gibson for Soroka in our Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League. I had only added Gibson for his 2 Starts this week, so when he’s done violating me, I will say good riddance!

        Thanks again Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, np

  192. JAL says:
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    Sit Jordan Montgomery at HOU tonight in innings cap, right? TY!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  193. jaw says:
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    10 team 5×5 h2h dynasty. drop one of the below for soroka?

    wacha
    fernando rodney (closers are rodney, strickland, morrow, treinen)

    • jaw says:
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      @jaw: sorry accidental double post

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodney

  194. Cohen says:
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    Middleton DLd, is Bedrosian the add?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  195. braves uk says:
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    Hey Grey,

    15 team OBP roto

    Give: Manaea, O Herrera, S Castro
    Get: B Dozier (and spare parts)

    This would leave my fairly thin pitching even thinner, but seems silly to refuse? or am i undervaluing my existing parts?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier side

      • braves uk says:
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        @Grey: Gracias

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          De nada

  196. BEREA says:
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    What do you think of Leonys Martin? Is he actually good? Haha

    • The Harrow says:
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      @BEREA: years ago grey’d one LOVED leonys. other than the lack of steals this is best he’s done in QUITE a while. also most consistent at bats possibly ever.

  197. William Hung says:
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    Just added Bedrosian with the Middleton to DL news

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  198. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    I am capitalizing on Seager’s injury by trading Tim Anderson to the team who owns Seager. 8 team league 5×5 with OBP and SLG and we keep 8. I am not in a place to content this year. My team is as follows:

    Freeman
    Kingery
    Davidson
    Manny
    Correa
    Mancini
    JD
    Springer
    Castellanos
    Anderson

    Corbin
    Taillon
    Berrios
    Gray
    and then a bunch of trash

    Who would you prefer in return for Anderson:

    Conforto
    Manaea

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  199. joe says:
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    drop chris taylor for hot schmotato escobar? 12 team standard roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  200. The Harrow says:
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    drop brach for anderson (anderson i’ve been adding in a few spots anyway lately)? saves only 14 teamer. have giles/soylent greene/brach/strickland

    • The Harrow says:
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      @The Harrow: 2. goody or anderson (goody will obviously lose value when a-mill is back) in saves and holds

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Anderson

      • The Harrow says:
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        @The Harrow: first time this year (except one deep dynasty where i’m actually happy that middleton is out since i need holds over saves anyway) i’m having to deal with sociapathic soulmanure of his bullpen usage.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, go for it

      • The Harrow says:
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        @Grey: also almost the name of beck’s possibly best album

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  201. Josh says:
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    Peraza or Semien ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

      • Josh says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  202. DonnieB says:
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    Already have Sano,Alex Reyes and Britton to fill DL spots. Now Middleton. Who should I let go to the waiver wire among the pitchers? Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes

  203. Bigly Leagues says:
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    @Grey:

    Pitching is pretty picked over:

    Jordan Montgomery
    Jake Faria
    Lucas Giolito
    Zach Davies
    Marco Estrada
    Steven Matz
    Tyler Mahle
    Zack Wheeler
    Bartolo Colon
    Hector Velázquez
    Robert Gsellman
    Trevor Cahill
    Matthew Boyd
    Collin McHugh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bigly Leagues: Those are streamers for now, I’d prolly hold

    • Mr. A Knife says:
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      @Bigly Leagues: i don’t see a question here but here’s some comments:

      1. group of RP (so for holds at best): gsellman/h.vela/mchugh (he’s more of a long man though)

      2. SON likes these upcoming: wheeler (16.4 vs COL on fri), faria (14.2 vs TOR on sun), mahle (6.7 vs MIA sat), matz (22.2 vs COL sat, but careful he’s done badly and sore back)

      3. the negatives: boyd, fatolo, gio, cahill, marco, montgomery (injured)

  204. primetime says:
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    Jordon Montogomery elbow tightness. Call up Erik Swanson please….

    • Alfred E. Naujocks says:
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      @primetime: that guy wasn’t in NYY’s top prospect list, why not chad green as a SP again, he’s freakin awesome. i used to know a girl named erin swenson back in the day, had i ran my life better i’d probably still know her. c.adams/sheffield were ranked pretty high and targeted for this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  205. Launch Angle says:
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    Thor and Benintendi to much to pay for Betts?

    My SP are Kluber, Severino, Thor, Corbin, Bauer, Godley, Tanaka. Feel I could afford to trade one ace.

    My OF and UTIL are Trout, Judge, Springer, Pollock, Benintendi, Abreu.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d hold

    • Launch Angle says:
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      Forgot to add I have Paxton as a SP too and Schoop on DL

  206. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    I’m a Kela owner. I am ready to simply concede the entire fantasy season right now. It’s not like he steps into other pitchers messes. He only ever creates his own. He only deals in worst-case scenarios. Shane Greene last night, now Kela tonight… I understand now why guys draft top closers. Never again. Whoo boy. Rough week.

    • Mr. A Knife says:
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      @GrassyKnollRedding: and he was used for some stupid ass reason with a 4 run lead. by of course this makes sense for a team that during offseason refuses to pay darvish while bringing in the likes of fatolo, moore, fister, minor. you can’t even make up a team telling it’s fanbase that
      “hey guys we have 100’s of millions budget, we’re trying to win, but yeah no darvish, no arrieta, no mikolas, we’ll bring in those 4”

    • The Harrow says:
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      @GrassyKnollRedding: yeah those kenley owners are doing sooooo much better right with that 4-5th round pick on a 1 inning pitcher for “safety”

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @The Harrow: Haha! Okay, point taken. But there’s less panic attached to Kenley. Everyone is fairly confident he’ll right the ship. Guess the grass is always greener, but Kenley sounds more relaxing to own than a Greene/Kela tandem.

  207. The Shoe says:
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    Drop Trevor Williams for any of the following?
    Flaherty, Soroka, Mahle, C. Smith, Guerra, Kingham

    How concerned are you about regression for Williams based on his peripherals? Really grateful for your rec to grab him at the start of the season, but his walks and meh K’s have me thinking there’s an impending meltdown…

  208. Robert says:
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    Reddick or Souza ROS?

  209. Lucky Dog says:
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    Aaaaaaaaaand down goes Montgomery. Dammit.

    Will wait for the update to drop hold but this has TJ written all over it.

  210. Willy Mo says:
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    Wachaaaaaahhhhhhhhh (screaming emoji)

    this is depressing, dh less white sox in his building cmonnnnnnnnnnn

  211. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    These last minute DL stints are killing me. Middleton and now Cueto today. So frustrating.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Big Magoo: got lucky on the cueto one, able to stream the trop due to both being late games in a 16 team 1800 innings max roto (5 SP slots, 5 RP, 1 P). although elsewhere got not so lucky only having 3 DL spots and now with cueto/puig/schoop a doop/harrison now having to waste a BN spot for a while.

  212. Lucky Dog says:
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    Dear god between Kela & Hand this week my ERA is looking like Glass Joe from Punch Out. FML.

  213. Jubaka says:
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    Should I drop Romero for soroka? I’m thinking in dropping Romero for bedrosian, but I may not get bedrosian.. it’s a season long points.

    • Jubaka says:
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      @Jubaka: I guess or Justin Anderson over bedrosian?? Nah right.. Romero or soroka would be my 7th pitcher.. that’s with Castillo as my 6th though..

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Jubaka: you should’ve gone the other way soroka then romero in a league where you had that choice. i’m in no leagues like that, was lucky to get ONE of them at most. not sure if either are guaranteed spots either. don’t fade j.anderson @ LAA for saves. bedrosian has been jerked around like what 9 times or so in the last 2.5 years when it comes to saves.

  214. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey

    Who do you like rest of season? Ian Desmond or Miguel andujar? Is it close?

  215. WinterIsComing says:
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    Would you drop gardner, Adam Jones or belt to pick up deshiz, Desmond, winker, Soler, Dahl or Verdugo? 10 team h2h points keeper thanks Grey loving all the articles this year

  216. Chris says:
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    Which is the best closer to own moving forward?

    Giles, Neris, Vizciano or Colome?

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Chris: probably giles, but i’m guessing this is too close to call unless the viz loses his job, and/or colome gets traded.

  217. Let's Play Two says:
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    Who wins this trade – Godley and Bregman for Lindor?

    Feeling uneasy about Bregman and I have a deep pitching staff of Severino, Syndergaard, Kluber, Corbin, Pax, Godley and Bauer.

    It’s a season-long standard 5×5 roto league.

  218. William Hung says:
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    Looks like I might be back on the Eddie Rosario bandwagon after a brief pit stop. Guess there could be worse options in a shallow league right?

  219. FrankGrimes says:
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    Bedrosian hahaha
    F’n Closers!

  220. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Where do you stand on Darvish in an RCL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench until he looks better

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