Handed down through the generations from Hammurabi to Hammurabi was a code of SAGNOF.  It read, “Yo, Hamm-whaaaaaazzzzzup-be?! Don’t pay for saves, dem shizzes are free on waivers.” It read a bit like a text message, tee bee aitch.  But that was the code as written.  Cut to 14,000 years later, and I received this code in a dream after ingesting a massive amount of peyote.  I would’ve discarded it like the iguana I also received, but there was something to this code, and from that day forward I forbade myself from paying a lot for saves.  Then March came and Craig Kimbrel was falling and I was like, “Ain’t ever gonna get a price like this again!” and drafted him, and not listening to Hamm-whaaaaaazzzzzup-be really effed me.  Thankfully, my long national nightmare is over and Craig Kimbrel signed with the Cubs.  Does this negate all the leagues where I have Pedro Strop?  *Lisa Simpson grumble*  Yes, appizzarently, it does. I’d imagine Kimbrel will need at least two to three weeks of minor league games to get up to snuff, but closers can get stretched quicker than starters, obvi.  I wouldn’t drop Strop until I saw a Kimbrel save, but he’s coming back.  Finally.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Ben Zobrist – Sounds like he might be retiring.  Something that’s been underreported is Ben Zobrist had missed a month of the season because of a divorce.  Has he never passed a park bench and seen a divorce attorney placard? Does dude know he can hire an attorney? I mean, it sucks, but missing a month to do what?  Weep? I’d respect him more if he took a month off to just get ass.  He should walking into the clubhouse like, “BIG BEN IS BACK IN THE GAME, SEND ME NUDES, THOTS!”

David Bote – 4-for-4, 7 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .289.  Not sure it was the “bro move” of Bote, but he’s prolly glad he told Zobrist that Rizzo and Heyward ran the train on his ex.

Peter Lambert – One of the Rockies’ top pitching prospects is being called up for a spot start to give Jon Gray an extra day for his hot spot — that he named Wifi Gogo.  Guess what Lambert’s ERA was in Triple-A.  If you said 5.00 ERA, you’re too low.

German Marquez – 5 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 4.07.  *hails taxi*  “Take me to hell.”  That was me reenacting me starting Marquez yesterday.  Well, his xFIP is good!  *tries to smile, cries*

Fernando Tatis Jr. – Headed back to rejoin the Padres.  About time, was beginning to think he retired to run his old man’s MS Paint gallery.

Matt Strahm – Hit the IL with a strained rib cage.  His brother, Pat, never had a problem with injuries.  No, sir.  “I’ve been on toast, but I’ve never been toast,” said Pat Strahm wryly.  So, it’s barely even June and the Padres are already pulling up on the throttle on their young starters.  Next will be Paddack shut down for some mysterious reason and the Padres are gonna send to the mound a mop wearing a cowboy hat. Until the mop is outfitted, Cal Quantrill (5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.85) was recalled to take Strahm’s place.

Josh Naylor – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Has anyone seen this can of Chunky soup they call Josh Naylor?  He looks like he watches Franmil finish eating dinner, then finally towards the end says, “If you’re not gonna finish everything, I’m hungry.”

Wil Myers – 2-for-4, 2 runs and a slam (11) and legs (7).  As whatever as Myers has been, and he’s been whatever, he’s above Manny Machado on the Player Rater.

Jake Arrieta – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.29. Hey, Cubs fans, Darvish hasn’t been good, but Arrieta wasn’t the answer, so you can quit your moaning.  What’s that, you were cast to play Moana for a live-action, Disney-on-ice production?  Oh, it’s okay then. By the way, the Phils pitching has given up more homers than any other NL team.  When I say dumpster, you say fire!

Jay Bruce – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer on the Phillies in two games, and 17th homer overall, and why can’t boxscores combine a guy’s stats across leagues?  This drives me nuts every year and once again here we are!  There’s absolutely no reason a player should start over in stats when they’re traded to the other league. It made no sense before interleague, but fine.  Now? It really is stupid.

Will Smith – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Austin Barnes gets the everyday job back on Friday when he returns?  Okay, now answer again thinking like Dave Roberts.

Kenta Maeda – 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.48. Since the Dodgers don’t need a 5th starter again for a few, Maeda could be headed for another mysterious IL stint.  Pretty surprising how only the Dodgers seem to still do this.

Jon Duplantier – 5 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.27.  Fun fact!  Jon Duplantier is every character’s name in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, and always pats his brow with a handkerchief.

Brad Peacock – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.20 vs. Mike Leake – 9 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.30.  Yesterday was the classic Peacock/Leake matchup, billed as, “Streamers’ Delight vs. Urine Trouble.”  Remember, if you want to relieve Peacock, Andrew Chafin of the D-Backs would be a bad choice.

Domingo Santana – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .266. “There doesn’t seem to be any reason to carry the body back, we can just say we misplaced it–Hold on!  Domingo is alive? What?!”

Edwin Encarnacion – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .241.  As Edwin rounded the bases yesterday, the parrot on his shoulder said, “Polly, wanna trade to the Dodgers.”

Mac Williamson – 1-for-1, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, a pinch-hit shot as he was called up by the M’s, because they’re trying to tank.  The M’s do have an Indians in Major League quality to them, don’t they?  Like every time they try to lose, they can’t help scoring a bazillion runs.  Though, I’m not sure ex-Giants, long-time blaxploitation star Mac Williamson is the answer to anything other than stealing ABs from Vogelbach.

Kyle Seager – 2-for-3 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in four games.  Could be a guy to look at or could be a last-guy-on-waivers-that-you-stare-at-for-five-minutes-then-don’t-pickup guy.

Carlos Carrasco – Hit the IL with a blood condition that has left him feeling lethargic for weeks.  The Indians said he would step away from baseball.  Not to yell fire in the theater of Razzball, but this is about as bad as news gets. Best case, the doctors figure out the issue — hey, he just needed some morning coffee! — and Carrasco comes back around the All-Star Break.  Worst case, we’re wondering where to draft him next year after he missed four months of the season, and wasn’t good when he was starting.  Moderate case, he becomes the 54th Democrat running for President as a moderate.

Jorge Polanco – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .339.  Hashtag truth:  Polanco was a guy I didn’t want in any league in the preseason, and is a guy I wish I owned in every league now.

Byron Buxton – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .262.  I’m a full-on Buxton stan now.  Buxstan?  I watched his home run yesterday about five dozen times.  Know why Buxton’s money — Buckston? — because he has flash-quick speed and the ball jumps off his bat.

Blake Parker – 1 IP, 3 ER, and the blown save, ERA up to 3.74. Parker out here with a sign that reads, “I am a Taylor Rogers fantasy owner too.”

Francisco Lindor – 2-for-4, 3 runs and a slam (11) and legs (7), hitting .311.  Watch Lindor get to a 25+ HR, 20-steal season, which absolutely no one saw coming as they cursed their early draft when they took him in the top 5 in February.

Roberto Perez – 1-for-3 and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Rob Manfred holds his hand over his mouth as he whispers into the phone, “If Roberto Perez hits 20 homers this year, they might think there’s a problem with the balls.”

Jordan Luplow – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .255.  Everywhere is playing like Coors and David Dahl’s out here hitting homers like a pre-2019 Tommy La Stella.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Not saying New York is the center of the earth, because I don’t believe that, but New York absolutely thinks of itself this way. Yesterday, all I heard was how Vlad the Mini Impala had now arrived.  Really?  Because he homered against the Yankees?  Oh…*writes 25,000 word thinkpiece about why King Kong doesn’t have a penis*…kay.

Randal Grichuk – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th and 12th homers, and 2nd and 3rd homers in as many games. I dropped the ball by not mentioning him yesterday, because as soon as he hits one homer he becomes a hot schmotato for about a week.

DJ LeMahieu – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 3rd homer in his last seven games.  DJ’s on the 1’s, 2’s, 3’s and 4’s if you’re keeping score.

Gary Sanchez – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .270.  He’s already hit more home runs this year than last.  Don’t worry, if you want to get in on the Sanchanigarygans, you can have him cheap again in 2021.

Yoan Moncada – 1-for-5 and his 12th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Moncada is locked in again, so dial M for long ball!

Jose Abreu – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer.  Reminds me what I said yesterday for Freeman.  Essentially, Abreu is a 27-homer hitter, but with Superballs, he could hit 35+ homers.  And that’s me paraphrasing me!

Welington Castillo – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer.  Where’s the boeuf?!

Charlie Morton – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.30.  He should go by the more adult Charles, because my man is in charge!  On a side note (that’s so unrelated), every time I hand someone my credit card for anything under $10, I always say something like, with a little desperation in my voice, “I just deposited a check for $12, so hopefully it’s cleared.”

John Means – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.67 vs. Mike Minor – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.55.  FanDuellies pre-game, “I’m stacking the chalk out of those O’s and Rangers hitters, boi!”  Mid-game, “I’m going to go work on my novel.”

Tommy La Stella – Hit his 13th homer.  More like Tommy La Guardia because it’s liftoff, baby!

Mike Trout – Hit his 15th homer.  Look at this wannabe La Stella!

Shohei Ohtani – Hit his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  It’s Sho-time!

Anibal Sanchez – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.19.  Streamonator liked Anibal yesterday — Sit, robot, sit.  Good robot. — with similar projections for him for his next start.

Juan Soto – 3-for-4, 1 run, hitting .300.  Sexy Dr. Pepper has been smoking the Fanta out of the ball for a while with more dinkers and less donkers.  I, personally, would like some donkers.  Please and thank you.

Trea Turner – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .263.  He’s back from the IL?  Wow, had no idea.  That’s great.  Now steal 25 bags in the next month!

Rafael Devers – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (9) and legs (8), hitting .316.  Bit disappointed in myself that I didn’t try to buy Devers low in April when he was sitting on zero homers.  He’s breaking out to the point where I’m thinking he’s a top 25 guy next year.

Chris Sale – 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.84.  He spun this gem in Kaufmann Stadium where Royals’ owner, David Glass, could only admire Sale’s last name.

Joe Musgrove – 8 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.44.  I’ll say it for you, sonavabench!  Just think, if you did start him, he would’ve been hit around like Kevin Gausman (5 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 6.15) and a tsunami would’ve hit Southeast Asia, so we’re all better off.

Colin Moran – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .278.  Not sure if he gets there this year, maybe after the All-Star break, but Moran looks like he could breakout at some point.  Am I already priming the pump for my first 2020 sleeper? Did I just come up with the phrase ‘priming the pump’?  Sounds again like Andrew Chafin.

Dansby Swanson – 2-for-4 and his 13th homer, and 3rd homer in four games.  Mean’s while, Ozzie Albies is watching late-night QVC to see what cool gizmos he can buy with his contract money.  “A turtleneck that now comes with 20% more so it covers your face? That’s awesome!”

Ronald Acuña Jr. – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer.  Tildaddy says you can get up from the table!

Buster Posey – Hit the IL with a hamstring strain.  Since Buster Posey sounds like a 2 Live Crew song, I’m gonna go with he hurt himself twerking.

Tyler Beede – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 8.15. *whistling casually*  Look at that juicy matchup of Beede in Metco vs….

Jason Vargas – 9 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.57.  I forgot two key things:  Beede rhymes with BBs for a reason and Vargas is the Mets’ best pitcher.  I’m about to buy a Jason Vargas blow-up doll, put it in my passenger seat and drive around to pick up chicks in Kew Gardens.  “We ballers, ladies!”

Robinson Cano – Was activated from the IL and left the game with a sore quad.  If you own Cano and Miggy on any fantasy team, you need to stop reading the 2011 Baseball Almanac.

Adeiny Hechavarria – 1-for-2 and a homer.  In 60 ABs, Hechavarria has 4 HRs, 13 RBIs and hitting .242.  In 170 ABs, Cano has 3 HRs, 13 RBIs and hitting .238.

Michael Conforto – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Even better, Cano didn’t collide with him!

Amed Rosario – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, as he was moved back to the bottom(ish) of the order. Hopefully Cano’s out so Alonso or Conforto can hit third and Amed can move back to the leadoff spot.

Brian Anderson – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and a slam (7) and legs (4), and his 2nd home run in as many games.  Cooper who?  Anderson’s super!  I kid, I still like Cooper, but Anderson is obviously a hot schmotato.

Sandy Alcantara – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.80.  Don’t say it, Random Italicized Voice.  You know you want to add up what your ERA would be if you owned all the Marlins starters instead of Trevor Bauer, Marquez and the rest of your schmohawks.  Shut up, Random Italicized Voice!  Streamonator doesn’t love Alcantara’s next start, and I’d be lying if I said I trusted him.

Jimmy Nelson – 3 IP, 4 ER as he was activated from the IL.  Reading a lot that if he’s anywhere near as good as he was about two years ago, he could be a huge boost to your fantasy team.  Yeah, and if ifs and buts were candy and nuts, I’d be a diabetic squirrel.  I’m more than willing to gamble on Nelson, but he’s a lottery ticket and they’ve called three numbers already and you need to get the next three numbers to break even.  For what it’s Werth, I watched him yesterday and he looked as rusty as a Kuntz.

  1. ferris says:
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    THOTS is the new first!

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      NO, with THOTS, it’s sloppy seconds at best

  2. Crazy J says:
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    rusty as a Kuntz

    also a 2 Live song!

  3. mcjuggernuggets says:
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    Please rank the following for ROS: walker, bruce, vogelbach?

  4. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Delightfully devious write up. Especially enjoyed the Zobrist and Cano roasting. You are a treasure, Grey.

    • Hebrew Hammer says:
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      Cano and Yoenis are related, I’m convinced.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks, Manley

  5. Harley Earl says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Talk me on or off this ledge, please???

    I want to invest in Addison Russell, hoping he will find that power and hit tool he had a couple years ago. I know it’s there. But, damn, he stinks right now and there’s an awful lot of bad karma floating around him.

    It’s a dynasty league, so it’s typically a longer investment than a re-draft league. Of course I could cut him anytime if he sucks. Am I being stupid? Should I just forget this guy and find someone else to work with? Howie Kendrick is available and all he seems to do is hit. But he’s 36 and that won’t play a year or two from now.

    What do you think? Forget Addison or roll with him a while and see?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      I think I would give Howie ago and once he cools off, grab Addison if he is hitting..

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with MP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  6. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Loved the report, man. And no, I have never not loved one of your reports.

    a. Am with you on Marquez. He’s been pretty dominant this year. Didn’t start him in my weekly locks H2H lineup because I had a few better options (like Snell, please kill me). Cubs are starting to play some pretty good baseball.

    b. At least Arrieta didn’t lose the game!

    c. Thanks for not mentioning Paxton’s dishonorable discharged performance last night. That said, my pitching is so bad Paxton’s bad start only added 0.02 to my ERA!!! Just think about that for a sec. Ok, go on now to something more pleasant.

    d. LOL on the unrelated credit card story. True story ensues. My wife, our son and I were at a restaurant last Saturday and the waitress asks cash or credit card. I answer credit card. She says which one. I go Maestro debit card and I swear to God I heard her make a gruff sound. Basically, the restaurant cannot add anything to the bill except what we ordered, plus the sales tax. So if we want to add a tip that’s for us to do after the bill is settled but she knew instinctively by looking at me that the tip would be 0. My wife doesn’t tip, PERIOD! PERIOD! and if I do she’ll kill me, so we don’t tip unless the service is out of this world and then it’s the industry minimum of 10%. Phew, long-winded story.

    e. Goodrum or DeShizz for upside, runs, steals and batting average? Please be objective.

    f. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for June 6

    Hit the Ice is a 1943 film about two newspaper photographers who get mixed up with gangsters at a ski resort.

    Flash Fulton (Abbott): This bank’s been stuck up.

    Weejie ‘Tubby’ McCoy (Costello): What’ve they got to be stuck up for? They’re no better than any other bank.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Nehocstu says:
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      Ante; d) really disappointed in you if this isn’t a poor joke, no tip or 10% is criminal. A restaurant’s service staff works for peanuts, most of their income is tips… 10%, really? Yes, they should try very hard to please, but your “out of this world” service expectation is arbitrary and extremely subjective. I am sure you have never worked in a restaurant or you would know better.

      Most of what you write is very good and thoughtful. This is a side I did not want to see.

      • Ozzie! Ozzie! Ozzie! says:
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        It’s cultural. I’m pretty sure I recall Ante comes from a place where restaurant staff is actually paid a living wage and tipping is not customary.

      • Philsfan76 says:
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        i concur. ZERO tip? You should be ashamed of yourself. Even 10% is an embarrassment. Poor service is one thing, but not laughing at your lame attempt at humor is another. Not sure who is worse- you or your wife.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      I have to agree with Nehocstu on this one Bud..

    • Tim Anderson Project says:
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      Agreed, pretty low and cold not to tip. Actually kind of ridiculous. You should rethink that or karma going to get you. Maybe it already is!

      Ps. I dont and have never worked in industry but common sense

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Booo! Tip the people!

      I abide by Steve Martin’s overtipping philosophy from My Blue Heaven.

    • Big Tip says:
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      It’s a cultural thing. Ante comes from a land where restaurant staff are paid a living wage and tipping is not customary.

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      Agree with others…you tip your server Ante.

    • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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      Plus one on the tipping……minimum 20%. Those folks are just trying to make a living with the skill set they have. Not tipping most likely won’t teach them a lesson they will just think you are cheap and become more gruff. I hope you reconsider that position.

    • hothot says:
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      unless you live in Europe, wtf mate

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Yes, I live in Europe! Croatia. Y’all should come and check it out.

        The owners rob you front left and center and very little gets to the server. I have worked as a bartender and made 4 $ a day in Croatia! A day! Nobody tips and I have live with my wife.

        Cheers,
        Ante

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      That “no tip” surprised me…you are better than this Ante…I am sure it is a long story, I would recommend take out only…if that is your philosophy. It doesn;t make you a bad person, but it makes you suspect for what its worth. happy Thursday.

    • William Hung says:
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      Was it one of those no-tipping joints? NYC is starting to get more and more of those, where they bump the price of the meals up a bit, and there’s no tipping required and the waitstaff are already paid a higher hourly wage

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      D) Fed min wage for a tipped worker is $2.13. TWO DOLLARS AND THIRTEEN CENTS. Don’t penalize the server for a broken system. 20% or GTFO unless the service is beyond abysmal, then 15%.

      Do better, Ante.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Yup B. Ha C. Yeah, wasn’t great D. Haha, our wives are polar opposites, if I don’t leave 20%, she’ll get angry with me

      E. Goodrum

      F. Nice!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        GRey!!!

        Help me!! Sorry. Going to take a nap. See ya tomorrow.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Nehocstu says:
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          Apologies for my cultural insensitivity for Croats! I did not consider the European model for wages and tips… do I seem much like a snowflake? Your situation is now understood, please forgive my misunderstanding. Did not mean to brand you Ante! Wow, what a response from the Razzmunity.

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          I think everyone is missing the point that you are in Croatia and not in the states. It sounds like it means you aren’t the only family not leaving a tip. Right?

          I’m with everyone else, I can’t recall leaving less than 20% here in the US within the past few years. But I think most people on here that don’t know you and know where you are on the planet are missing the Euro nuance. I’ve never really been to Europe (outside of a quick Portugal work trip), but we’ll be visiting Italy in October. If we didn’t have friends that invited us to travel to the Dolomites. And some other friends that live in Rome, we would prob be going to Croatia this year instead. Hopefully will be visiting Croatia within the next 5 years!! Maybe we can have a beer Ante

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          Don’t take this shizz personal btw Ante. You the man. Anyone on here that doesn’t know that is a n00b.

          I think (as with many things that we don’t need to get into) the restaurant wage setup here in the states likely what’s most suspect in this entire conversation.

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            I put myself through undergrad and graduate school working as a waiter/food server. I am also well traveled. Its true that in many places outside US service charges/bills/food prices to pay staff adequately. Its different in the US. Most people outside the restaurant biz don’t know that the IRS assumes you make 12% tips on your gross restaurant sales. Every sale that is processed by a modern point of sake system is tracked and calculated. This is especially true of credit card sales. Every food order that is entered in a modern restaurant is assigned to an employee ID and they do a sales report. At the end of the night, a server will do a check out and claim their tips to the manager. If they sell $1000 in food/drinks it is assumed that they will make $120. Restaurants that have staff claiming less than this routinely are audited. I know people who have been part of this and its no fun. Many states also allow servers to be paid below minimum wage because they are expected to be“tipped”. In any case a servers wage paid by employer usually goes mostly, if not entirely to taxes. I would frequently receive no paycheck because my wages went entirely to cover taxes on my tips.

            So, the bottom line is that if you stiff a server/waiter in the US, they are literally paying to serve you. That’s even worse than slavery. Anything less than 10% is basically cruel. Think about it.

            • knucks says:
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              As a guy who is routinely mocked by friends for overtipping. I’m with you Dave. I guess it just sounds to me as though that is not how things are in Croatia…? Even if that is true, there is no doubt that I will be overtipping on my travels through Croatia, as is tradition.

    • Coriell says:
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      You’re lying. You imply that the waitress was expecting a tip you cheap SOB! So if she was expecting it then what you say is bullshit! Shame on you and your cheap ass wife!

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    watched Nelson also….total dump heap on him today in the drop column, but his stuff doesnt look bad..was just missing on his slider/curve…which looked filthy had he been able to locate it. His fastball is sitting at 92 and straight though..thats a problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, agreed… He looked rusty, missing spots, I thought I saw some 93-94 on the fastball

      • Dave D says:
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        On the flipside, I’ve been watching F. Peralta this afternoon and he has looked very sharp, locating well and hitting 95-96 regularly.

          • Dave D says:
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            Well, I own him in 5 leagues, never dropped him. I started him x 4 this week. Hopefully I will reap the rewards for my patience. If not I will die trying.

              • Dave D says:
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                Ironically my best team ERA (3.36) is from the one I punted pitching and went with Happ, Glasnow, Odorizzi , Teheran, Urena, Lauer, Turnbull.

                Strange but true…

                • Grey

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                  Pretty much exactly my point every draft season

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    Hechavarria has as many homers in 60 ab as Jose Ramirez has in 60 games. Ramirez did have 3 rbi yesterday, up to 20 on the year now. He went 6 games w/o an rbi. Prior to that, he went 7 games without an rbi. Nothing like slow and steady progress. Last hr was may 14. In your opinion do you think he is going to ever hit this year? Or is he really this bad? The walk rate, k rate and swing strike numbers are still very good.

    • Cram It says:
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      He’s been covered almost every day because people ask about him every day. He’s not the 35 HR guy you paid for, but he’s expected to get at least somewhat better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My guess is he will, but as you know, I didn’t want to own him in the preseason, so I’m not pot-committed… Makes things easier said than done

      • Dave D says:
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        Except where you auto-picked him ;-)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, what ya gonna do

          • Dave D says:
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            The humor and irony of that was and is highly entertaining even still.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks! It was coming from a painful place

              • Dave D says:
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                As the best humor does. Know any comedians who were tortured souls?

                I think they’re all dead now and left us with all these shleps who have a holier-than-though agenda of politics/social justice and other unfunny stuff they ate pushing that they are instead spokespersons for… the true comedians are all in the closet now knowing anything funny will likely offend someone and its not worth telling the joke publicly unless you’re around a bunch of middle aged males who haven’t been fully neutered.

  9. Mike says:
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    Complete savagery on the bote piece.

    • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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      Wow is that what really happened with Zobrist?

      I heard there was an issue but did’nt really pay attention. That is right out of the movie major league when wild thing was banging Dorn’s wife

  10. Fanciful Basesball says:
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    Dear Grey, I have an OF in my Util spot, and Tatis needs to come off the IL.

    If you had to drop one, which would you drop?
    Soto, Robles, Meadows, Sunday Santana, Franmil Reyes, Bryan Reynolds, or just let Tatis hang out down there until he proves he’s back for real?

    Asking for a friend with erectile dysfunction.

    Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Drop Reynolds

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with MP

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      Let Tatis hangout for a bit. Reynolds is too good right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Nah, Tatis is back in, bye Reynolds

  11. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    (Still slamming face in wall after starting ARRIETA, opposite of DT’s advice.)

    Today’s article was firrrrre emojis.

    16 team H2H Keeper LEAGUE :

    ROS bat: Harold Ramirez or Garrett Cooper?

    Can only start two rest of week: Luchessi vs Wash, C. Smith @MIL, or [email protected]

    P.S. I filled out a hurt feelings report yesterday after my fantasy baseball self-esteem was destroyed by Arrieta.

    Who/Where on Razzball.com reviews and processes the hurt feelings report? CRAM?

    Thankyou

    • Hebrew Hammer says:
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      Forgot to add Lester vs STL into the pile of pick two.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Cooper and I would start Flaherty and Lester.

      Not sure on the report, lol by the way!

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        Calib Smith will have 12Ks if i bench him.
        Just how it goes

    • Cram It says:
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      Haha. Hurt feelings report…

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Marquez hurt my feelings if it makes you feel any better.

      Cooper.
      Lucchesi and Flaherty for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

      Cooper — Lucchesi, Flaherty

  12. Blue Devil says:
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    I was offered my Senzel, Semien and Tanaka for his J.D. Martinez

  13. Molina bros bbq says:
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    In 5×5 obp 12 team roto keeper leAgue

    Tatis coming off IL ill need to drop one of the following:

    N lopez
    J mcneil
    B rodgers

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Drop Lopez

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with MP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  14. Thundergunn says:
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    Tommy La Guardia ..HA!

    1. The robot has it bad for Lance Lynn tomorrow, should I drop Martin Perez at this point to stream in a 14 team mixed H2H?

    2. Would you trade Austin Riley for Buxton?

    Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      1. drop Perez and stream

      2. Yes, I would trade Riley for Buxton

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with MP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  15. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    ***Bulk Alert***

    Beeks getting bulk for the Rays tonight. Thoughts and prayers for those who bulked with Megden and Pena last night (me, gulp).

    So Carrasco, it appears, since it is a non-baseball condition isn’t on the IL? At least in yahoo? Does this make him droppable in a 12-team mixed?

    • Pine Tar Incident says:
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      scratch that, he is on the DL. So the question becomes, pick one of these injured pitchers to drop: Glasnow, Carrasco, or Eovaldi?

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        Drop Eovaldi

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Agree with MP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Pena was a disaster film

      Agree with others

  16. Twins Peaker says:
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    A) When is Nicky Lopez going down? 4/39 is gawd-awful. Any bright spots or can I drop him from a keeper league?

    B) Monday Me would have benched Caleb Smith today, but after Pablo swirled some nice innings and Alcantara pitching well, I have no idea how to predict today’s game. Any insight?

    C) What’s the rationale of sending Will Smith back to Triple A? He’s been great and Austin Barnes could play more Util role and give Smith days off, no?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      A. drop

      B. no insight fro me..lol

      C. Smith has options and Dodgers have Russell Martin as their other Catcher at the moment.

      • Donkey Teeth

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        A. Depends how deep but probably drop
        B. I’d bench unless it’s H2H
        C. Agree with MP

  17. Kcc26 says:
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    Morning!

    12 team mixed, H2H

    La Stella/Maeda or Nola?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      In a keeper I want Nola.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Nola for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  18. Bob says:
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    Drop Nelson for one following streamers

    Skaggs vs Oak
    Plesac vs NYY
    Hudson vs CIN
    Urena vs ATL

    • Bob says:
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      Or Porcello @ KC

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Porcello

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Looks like Porcello actually gets the Rays tomorrow.

      I’d try Plesac but I like to gamble. Skaggs works fine too…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh — none are jumping out, I guess Urena

  19. Jays for Days says:
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    pleasne rank Schoop, A.Jones, Buxton. ROS.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Bux, Jones, Scoop for me

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Buxton, Schoop, Jones for me

  20. chris pierce says:
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    Justin Upton taking live batting before heading out for assignment. Do you feel he should be picked up? What are you expections for ROS?

    I would need to drop:
    Puig
    D Santana
    Buxton
    Conforto
    Bruce
    Choo

    I feel I should drop Santana, he hasn’t done much and all his stats came very early this year. There are guys like Soler Cooper still on waivers and D Santana and Soler are the same player. Choo is having a nice season and actually outplaying Whit Merrifield.

    Thoughts?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      I would add Upton over Santana

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prolly try him over Domingo, but might be a push or a loss

  21. The Scrant Dog

    The Scrant Dog says:
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    Thanks for these, I look forward to them every morning.

    Streamonator is kind of neutral on Caleb tonight, are you starting him in MIL??

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      In some leagues, yup, depends on league size, innings limits and so on.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Only in H2H for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

      Agree with DT

      • The Scrant Dog

        The Scrant Dog says:
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        Thanks! I’m so lazy and should provide league context.

        It’s a 10 team roto so I’ll BENCH’EM

  22. krazyivan says:
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    David “Voodoo” Dahl is making the supernatural happen-a Colorado bat that’s usually dead on the road comes to life-3/5, double, triple, 3 rbi’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, but I’d like a homer here and there

  23. Cram It says:
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    Of course the ONE time I bench La Stella, he has a huge day. I feel like there should be an enhanced term for sonavabench, reserved for those special kind of F Yous, for players that have been set it or forget it 100% of the time, but then you actually look at their stats, see that they’ve been a 4020 for 2 weeks, so you give a hot stick a chance instead. Only THEN does he snap out of it.

    Speaking of glossary terms….I just saw these audio pronunciations next to the terms in the glossary…..please explain. When did this happen and is that your nephew or something?

    Man the “lower my ratios with heavy RPs” style in ‘Perts has not been kind to me. “Lou Trivino, he’s solid, and maybe he’ll vulture a save here and there. Surprised no one owns him. Let me pick him up.” *checks on him a week into ownership* “Hmph, whipping post and runs in 4 straight outings…..HMPH!”

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I bit the bullet and benched Domingo for you guys in two leagues yesterday. You’re welcome!

      • Cram It says:
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        Ha! That’s insane. I’m benching him today, because Verlander. Adjust accordingly…

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Wonder what happens if we both bench him

      • Dave D says:
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        Thanks, DT, also for getting Shohei jump started the other day when you said you were “worried about him”. Its much appreciated. Clearly he reads Razzball and that lit a fire under his a$$.

        • bigbear says:
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          Haha, I’ll second the Shohei appreciation!

          I had Domingo benched yesterday as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Those audio pronunciations have been there for 7+ years — they’re the daughter of Awesomus Maximus, one-time commenter who volunteered his daughter — I think Trivino’s been off since he hurt himself in April

      • Cram It says:
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        It’s gold! One-time commenter…haha.

        Yeah, well who’s abreast of MR injuries you don’t own, really? C’mon!

    • Coriell says:
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      Call it Dumbass! If they are set it and forget it, why question it? Come on Cram…you’re not that dumb

      • Cram It says:
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        I’m not going to warrant your Donald Trump like insults with an explanation of how one plays fantasy baseball.

  24. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Thoughts on Caleb Smith today at Milwaukee? He’s been doing fine with Ks but not going deep as of late. Good time to sit and see or roll him out? 11 tm keeper roto with 200 start limit.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d play it safe and sit him

  25. prey879 says:
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    Great write-up!

    Couple questions:

    1. Schoop or Chavis in a 12 tm 5×5 OBP league?
    2. Early streaming question for upcoming weekend: Frambar Valdez vs. BAL ($17.7) or Nicky P vs Reds ($6.5)
    3. Need to drop 1 OF in a 10 tm redraft 6×6 OPS league: Eloy, Franmil, Garret Cooper
    4. With Kimbrel going to Cubs clears up some concern for other closer situations: Swap out Pedro Strop for Luke Jackson in a SV+H league or hold?

    Thanks!

    • prey879 says:
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      Also for the streaming question, it is a 5×5 roto league w/ QS instead of Wins

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Chavis
      2. Pivetta for me
      3. Cooper
      4. Jackson

  26. You talkin' to me? says:
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    Well, New York is definitely the center of the universe, but Vlad Jr. arrived here:

  27. Mookie Betts on Special Olympics says:
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    Time to go back in on Jose LeClerc? He looks like he may just be LeFixed. Swap out Luke Jackson for him or hold in a SV+H league?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

  28. Steve says:
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    Want to activate Tatis, who is the drop (14T obp, daily, keeper)

    W Smith (LAD)
    Pence
    Cooper
    Hiura
    K Tucker
    Stroman
    C Mart

    Who will hurt the least to drop?
    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Smith

  29. The Other JC says:
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    Need advice on two trade ideas please.

    1. Was offered Piscotty for my Riley. I know he will come down to earth (yes, I read SON), but seems too early to bail on Riley for a meh OF in a 12 teamer. Thoughts?

    2. I could counter with Riley and Chavis for Piscotty and Murphy. I like Murph in Coors in the summer. ???

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Hold
      2. I still want the Riley side

      • The Other JC says:
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        Thanks. We are now discussing Riley and Chavis for Abreau. ???

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Abreu

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Agree with Grey

  30. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    Which side
    Riley/Voit or Judge/Abreu

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Judge side for me but its fair

      • Sweatpants Nation says:
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        Thanks

  31. Joe says:
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    5×5 OBP, SV+HLD and QS keeper league where I need to get Tatis off the IL. I’ve been trying to swing a 2 for 1 deal for a few weeks but crickets. Thinking about trying to trade Harper, wondering what anyone thinks of:

    Harper ($36 going into next year) and Chavis ($3) for Javier Baez ($15)

    Our player values next year will be the average of the price I listed and a custom value we generate from FanGraphs, so Baez will likely increase and I can see Harper decreasing, although he’ll still be expensive.

    We can keep as many players as we want as long as we can roster a full team (C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, MI, CI, OFx4, UTIL, SPx2, RPx2, Px4, BNx5, NA, ILx3) for $260. This deal would give me: Garver ($3), Olson (10), Albies (7), Chapman (8), T. Turner (29), Bregman (25), Buxton (4), Riley (8), Kepler (1), Odor (6), Bellinger (24), Moncada (6), Gallo (18), Tatis (2), Baez (15), Bauer (10), Nelson (3), Hand (12), Yates (11), Nola (18), Parker (3), Stammen (3), Berrios (6), Woodruff (3), Syndergaard (17), Ed Rodriguez (2), Giolito (3), Taillon (3), Alex Reyes (2).

    Guess my other option is to just drop Odor or someone like that, but I hate to just give players away. I’ll also need to think about freeing up space for Reyes if he’s activated to start, so I was planning on dropping Nelson or Rodriguez already for that.

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      $15 Baez side but it’s fair in OBP

  32. Lion O says:
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    Would you rather have Nate Lowe or Mountcastle for this season? It is a keeper league and I currently have Lowe.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Lowe for me

  33. Steve says:
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    10T 5×5 redraft

    Need to drop one of:

    Barnes
    Colome
    Vazquez
    L Jackson
    Leclerc

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      LeClerc

    • jon says:
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      Colome— Woodword mentioned Lecloser will be back in the role soon.

  34. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Is Vargas a hold in a 12-teamer, or, should I continue to stream that spot? Also, would you rather have Lourdes Gurriel or Scott Kingery at 2B? Thank you sir.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Stream, Kingery

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Poop! You listening to IGOR? I haven’t stopped

      Agree with DT

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        I am listening to Igor. I like the album a couple times through, so I’ll probably end up loving it in a couple weeks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, you need it on repeat for a week straight

  35. SallyCips says:
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    Recently traded for Carrasco, but here’s hoping the dude gets well soon. Health above all else.

    As for fantasy, drop Parker for Strickland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so!

      Sure, Strickland

  36. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    GREY MANIA!

    you must have been visiting Chicago lately with that “THOT” drop…

    12 TM AL ONLY – who’s the pickup. DJ Stewart, Delino De Shields, Derek Fisher.

  37. Steamin Beamen says:
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    Good morning,

    I have Wade Davis and George Spring coming of the DL soon, who are my drops?
    (I currently have 2 Bench bats)

    Options are:
    Zach Plesac
    Martin Perez
    Lance Lynn
    Griffin Canning
    Domingo Santana
    Brendan Rodgers (21st round keeper)
    Travis Shaw

    Thanks a lot!

  38. Haas says:
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    Eloy or McNeil ROS

  39. schloofy says:
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    Another outstanding recap.

    Lourdes Gurriel, Jr. or Brandon Lowe ROS?

    6×6 dynasty w OBP/SLG and I need steals, too.

    I could also pick up Travis Shaw, if that’s any better…

    Thank you!

  40. DLev45 says:
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    12 team 5×5 H2H.

    Up 1 Win, 1 save, 1.45 in ERA, and 0.5 in WHIP, tied on Ks.

    Should I sit Quintana today against the Rockies?

    I’ve got Cole (BAL) and Gibson (@DET) pitching tomorrow and Buehler (@SF), Ed-Rod (TB), and Miley (BAL) throwing Sunday.

  41. Will says:
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    Welcome aboard the Buxton train Grey. .262/.519/.837 with 7 hrs 34rbi and 10 steals in 57 games is nothing to sneeze at. Unless he gets hurt again Buxton should set career highs in all counting stats categories. His stat line is arguably better than some guy named Harper (.250/.478/.835 and 11hr, 44 rbi, 2 steals).

  42. How come no one talks about the fact that randy JOHNSON (the big UNIT) had two innuendos for names says:
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    Who would you rather sell (for Paxton): Dahl or Domingo Santana?

  43. lzack1 says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Picked up Vargas for the start against SF. Hang on to him for Monday’s start against the Yanks @ Citifield on Monday?

      • lzack1 says:
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        Thank you sir!

    • Papa Jean Segura says:
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      Vargas will need all the grease in his hair to slide by with a QS in that one.

  44. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Hey all,

    I’m in a H2h league can only starter two relievers each week.

    I have been sitting on kimbrel since the draft round 11 i have raisel inglesia and blake treinen as relievers. I don’t know that he is much better than either of those any way.

    I’m going to wait to start kimbrel or should i try to trade him while everyone is all excited for his return i could use a good starter. What tier starter should i ask for if i put him on the trade block?

    Also any news of Clevingers mound session yesterday?

    starters: beiber, flaherty, montas, Price, Soroka,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade him, maybe a low #1, high #2? Bauer, Bieber, German types (I see you have Bieber)

      No word that I heard (poet)

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        thanks Grey

  45. Wonx says:
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    Favorite start this weekend

    Urena vs ATL
    Porcello vs TB
    Valdez vs Bal

    • Wonx says:
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      Or Plesac vs the Yanks

  46. Scott says:
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    Eddie Rosario or Jack Flaherty in a dynasty league?

  47. Vash says:
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    Luplow seems to be poor against righties looking at his splits this year.
    Is it just a random small sample, or does his minors suggest he has this issue?

    Give up on Gausman and pick up Disclifani or Chase Andersen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, platoon guy

      DeSclafani

  48. Keeks says:
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    Traded Giolito and Domingod for Vlad and Carrasco last week ([email protected]#$!&*)

    Cookie is my 5th IL guy in a league with only 3 IL spots. The other 4 are Judge,Gallo, Kluber, & Betances. Is Cookie a drop in that context?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, hold for a bit

  49. YC says:
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    Hey Grey- it’d be awesome if the Cubs announce today “actually we’re just going to go with a committee of Pedro Strop and Carlos Marmol. We’re going to use Kimbrel in the 7th”.

  50. Jobu Needs A Refill says:
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    I know Trea Turner has been bad, but someone actually dropped him in my league. Is he worth a pickup? If so, who should I drop? 10 team, weekly, h2h.

    C – Grandal
    1B – Goldschmidt
    2B – Villar
    3B – Riley
    SS – Bregman
    OF – Bellinger, Dahl, Senzel
    UTL – Alonso, Segura, Hosmer
    BN – Conforto, Haniger
    DL – Stanton

    Leaning towards Conforto, Segura, Senzel.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, over Senzel

  51. Is it time to exchange Bote for Chavis?

    • Or maybe pick up Hiura now for Chavis and wait for his eventual return? Thanks!

    • Moneyball says:
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      I’d want Huira if can afford to wait.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with moneyball

  52. Shawn Donohue says:
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    Activating Tatis. 12 team 6×6 with extras CG and OPS.
    Who to drop to get him in my lineup:

    Odor, Cooper or on the P side Parker/Rogers, Matz or Darvish?

    Mid table on most stats except dead last in WHIP and AVG.

  53. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Hope all is well!

    I was offered the following trade:
    His Offer: Gerrit Cole
    For my: Trevor Bauer and Brandon Woodruff

    Which side do you take? Is it close?

    I may feel inclined to take it because here is my pitching staff:
    -Zach Eflin
    -Eduardo Rodriguez
    -Brandon Woodruff
    -Trevor Bauer
    -Lucas Giolito
    -Caleb Smith
    -Yonny Chirinos
    -Steve Matz
    -Kyle Gibson
    -Griffin Canning
    -Joey Lucchesi
    -DL: Mike Clevinger , Jameson Taillon

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole side, it’s fair

  54. Moneyball says:
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    If I own Charlie Morton (I don’t) and need more hitting, I’m offering him to teams with weaker pitching right now.

    He’s never pitched this well and last year he got to 167 innings which was the most in 7 years. (170 in 2011 – his highest ever)

  55. rafi says:
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    Morning Grey! A few questions for you sir.

    Someone flatout dropped Carrasco at yesterday’s news. Are you picking up with an open IL spot?

    Is it time to pick Musgrove back up or keep watching?

    In a shallow-bench 14 teamer with 3 so-so closers (Smith, Jackson, Robles) should I feel free to drop Alvarado at this point?

    For SPs, the wire has 2 Grays, a Musgrove and a Pivetta. Who are you rostering? Or just keep streaming? I feel like I’m overvaluing Sonny Gray bc the thought of someone else getting his sweet (x)FIP is upsetting me. but then again, maybe I’m undervaluing bc I do keep dropping after his starts. What’s wrong with my leaguemates?

    • rafi says:
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      oh, you can add Happ to that list of potential SP adds and I can take more than one pick.

      though i do have happ rostered at the moment for game vs toronto (and probably next one vs mets)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you can stash Carrasco

      I don’t mind Musgrove in good matchups

      Drop Alvarado, that shizz didn’t work out

      I can’t answer what’s wrong with your leaguemates, my guess is they don’t follow Razzball, to which I say, the jerks! Sounds like you can stream, tbh

  56. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Marquez – that one hurt, he sat down 12 of the first 14 batters, then hung a breaking ball to Bote in the 5th after 2 back-to-back hits prior. Black should not have sent him out in the 6th.

    Darvish – he actually looked pretty nasty last night and was better than his line shows, the last walk that had him pulled from game was kinda meh as Contreras was trying to frame it and dropped the ball, and then the bullpen let guys score.

    Dahl – missed a homerun by like an inch, he hit a high flyball to center that just barely dropped down off the ivy, i thought it was going out and so did Heyward. On any other night that wasnt foggy as hell like that game it would have gone out. Bote’s homerun was a roped linedrive.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that was painful, and not even helped bc I had Bote

      Nice on Dahl!

      Darvish looked okay from what I saw, but only watched like 2 IP

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        Heaney v SEA
        Gibson @ DET
        Lynn v OAK

        order of preference for tmw?

    • Dave D says:
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      Agreed. He was fine until two outs in fifth then lost it completely. I hope he’s healthy and that it was just an aberration. I already lost Glasnow.

  57. Alvin says:
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    Crystal ball Grey,

    What do you think the Trea slumpbust/turn around looks like? Just a speedy lead off bat with some pop? Shades of 2017 hype, or downward from 2018.

    Vague question, but wanted to hear your expectations as you are the F M L

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He has 50+ steal speed… I’m hoping he’s not scared about sliding headfirst into 2nd due to his finger

  58. aardvark says:
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    I’ve been offer Michael Brantley for my Ryu. My OF is
    JD, Yelich, acuna and meadows in my utility. I obviously don’t need Brantley. But with ryu’s injury History and the dodgers dinking around with pitchers should I take the deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I’d want more

      • aardvark says:
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        What about Ryu for degrom?

  59. edietrich1962 says:
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    Thoughts on trying to trade for Mike Clevinger if I need some pitching help??

    Might have to give a decent bat to get him such as Jean Segura or someone around that level.

    Thanks

    • Bloody Sock says:
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      I was offered Touki, B. Lowe, and A. Rosario for. Fried and Hand. I am in a dynasty league looking to rebuild.

        • Bloody Sock says:
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          Thank you for your great write ups, I thoroughly enjoy reading them every morning. My team is currently:
          Jansen
          C.Cron
          R nunez
          Urshela
          N. Lopez
          Tapia
          B. Reynolds
          A Garcia
          N. Cruz
          Muncy
          Yandy
          H. Dozier
          T. Beckham
          D. Peralta
          Renfroe

          P. Lopez
          Paddack
          M. Perez
          Lyles
          F. Valdez
          Logan Allen
          Keller
          Richards
          Hand
          Buttery
          Davis
          Gallen
          A. Kay
          I am in 9 the place in a 12 team I can use all the help I can get.

          • Bloody Sock says:
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            And fried

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Thanks!

            You have a lot of bats that aren’t really 12 team viable… urshela, Lopez, Yandy? Meh… your arms aren’t super impressive either… can you trade Hand for a bat? Maybe buy low on Trea? Tatis?

            • Bloody Sock says:
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              Thanks I know I don’t have much. So would you still trade Fried and Hand for Touki, A Rosario, B lowe? Or should I try to use hand for another trade for the or turner. Also cooper is available on the ww. So is b. Anderson, but, and A Russell. I am leary to get rid of friend as my pitching really stinks but heh gotta make moves!!! Thanks again your advice has at least kept me steady.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No, that trade isn’t good enough — Cooper’s worth owning

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura is too much… I guess I could see trading for Clevinger if price was low enough, but a back issue could reoccur at any moment and knock him out another 2 months

  60. Raji May says:
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    9 Tm AL-Only 5×5 Keeper League

    Was offered Sale for T. Anderson, wanted to get your opinion if possible – know you had Anderson as a sell a few weeks ago, and the Buy/Sell tool and Trade Analyzer both like the Sale side. FWIW Anderson would be a $20 keeper vs. Sale @ $45 (who I wouldn’t keep). My team:

    c- Vasquez
    1b – Vogelbach
    2b – Fletcher
    3b – Vlad
    ss – Anderson
    if – Encarnacion
    OF – Betts
    OF – Hicks
    OF – C. Stewart
    OF – Mallex
    Util – Miggy
    Util – Schoop
    Bn – Moreland
    DL – Gallo

    P – Pagan
    P – Robles
    P – Alvarado
    P – Lynn
    P – M. Perez
    P – Yarbrough
    P – Valdez
    Bn – Kikuchi
    Bn – Smeltzer
    DL – Glasnow
    DL – Klluber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think it’s fair since Anderson is a keeper, but I’d take Sale side to win this year

  61. crimedog says:
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    Didi or Shaw?

      • crimedog says:
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        Thanks Grey. Kingery over shaw as well correct? Does kingery have a full time job? Sorry if you’ve covered this, been pretty busy.

  62. Dave D says:
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    One note about Marquez: he was dominant until two outs in the fifth, escaped, then in sixth melted down in epic fashion. All eight base runners he allowed yesterday scored. Bullshizznit!!!

    I’m not gonna lie. That hurts!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it hurt big time

  63. Let's Play Two says:
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    Is Carrasco a drop? Did you see Kipnis’ comments? Didnt’ allude to the type of condition, but it sounds serious .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What was Kipnis’s comments?

      • Let's Play Two says:
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        The whole this puts things in perspective…we’re like a family and will rally around him type of comments.

        I have an open IL slot and can hold him depending on the diagnosis and when they decide to release it publicly.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, those comments

          Yeah, it doesn’t sound like a good thing… When something isn’t immediately externally diagnosable, it is not good

          • Let's Play Two says:
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            After Marquez latest blow up (it seems like he give up 5 every other game) I’m looking for more stability. His slider isn’t as crisp as last year and it makes hit fastball more hittable too.

            Would Price or Wheeler be a better alternative to Marquez?

          • Cram It says:
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            It could be anemia, which isn’t bad at all and pretty easily treatable. I had it pretty bad once. Was severely fatigued often and couldn’t walk up steps without feeling exhausted.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, interesting… Hopefully for his owners that’s what it is…

            • Let's Play Two says:
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              I would think they would be more forthcoming with the results of the blood test if it was something like anemia. Having been through that yourself, is anemia something that would require someone to step away from baseball activities indefinately?

  64. Immaculate Inning says:
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    Ramos, Garver or Alfaro?

  65. TC says:
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    Standard roto categories. Which 2 would you rather have ROS?Cron, Renato Nunez, or Avisail Garcia?

    I too am waiting for Treat Urner to steal some damn bags. He was on pace to steal 486!! I’m just asking for a measly 50…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Renato

      I know, Trea was derailed badly by that stupid bunt

  66. ryanoger says:
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    10 team

    This might be a dumb question but with Tatis coming back, okay to drop Albies? or should I drop T Shaw?

    Thanks Grey!

  67. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    I think it might be a tie, between, Naylor and Vlad JR., to be on the label of the chunky soup can..

    ok serious time, is Naylor worth a bench bat spot in a dynasty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      Yes on Naylor as bench bat

  68. Doc says:
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    Keeper League w/ NSVH as category would you do the following:

    Trading Away:

    Aaron Nola
    Kenley Janson
    Edwin Diaz
    Victor Robles

    Receiving:

    Giancarlo Stanton
    Blake Treinen
    Lou Trivino

  69. Tyler says:
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    Good morning. In a H2H categories keeper league would you trade Machado and Dahl to receive in return Rosario and Mike Soroka? I don’t need Machado at SS or 3rd as I have Lindor and Vlad Jr in those spots, along with Tatis Jr, and could use the OF & SP help. Curious from a keeper standpoint how you see the value of this trade though?

  70. zombie says:
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    Howdy, Grey. Think that Gant has a decent shot at closing in St. Louis? Besides your bestie Cooper (& holding Yordan), Gant seems to be my only drop-able option to activate Tatis Jr. Thoughts on who’s the drop? Or maybe hold the weekend to watch Gant’s promotion?? THANKS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Gant, but that bullpen is crowded with options

  71. Jays for Days says:
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    vlad or hoskins? Keeper league

  72. Matty says:
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    All my best to Carrasco. Non-baseball stuff is scary.

    I hate to write up long full-roster posts, but I’m really scuffling in this 12-team H2H dynasty league that I thought I’d be contending in this year so I need someone to talk me off the ledge.

    It’s 6×6 OPS/ QS and Holds.
    C- Vazquez
    C- J McCann
    1B – Hosmer
    2B – Kendrick
    SS – Story
    3B – Bryant
    OF – Betts, Harper, Santana, Castellanos
    UT – DeJong, Winker
    BN – Bader, Nicky Lopez, Cavan
    SP – Scherzer, Bauer, Porcello, Bieber, Giolito, Gibson, EdRod, Maeda, Pivetta, Folty
    RP – Romo, Kahnle, Petit

    My pitching has been a little disappointing, and my offense has been really flat. On paper it looks like it should be good but I’ve been getting smoked the last few weeks and am trying to figure out if it’s time to sell off the expensive pieces to other wannabe contenders.

    Who (if any) would you cut loose to bring Eflin back off the IL?
    Any other obvious drops?
    Is it time to tank for draft picks?
    Thanks all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nicky Lopez is droppable

      Are you out of it? You say you’re not contending, but not hearing specifics

    • Matty says:
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      Obviously Folty is not good, but in the dynasty I feel the need to give him a little more leash than usual given his past. Also Scherzer and Harper are nearing being priced off my team. If I were playing well I’d be selling them now.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You’re not answering big picture question

        • Matty says:
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          I’m fighting for the last playoff spot at the moment.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Then you should try to get it, not be selling off

            • Matty says:
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              So lose Lopez, any others seem worth dropping?
              Thanks for tolerating such inane nonsense.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I don’t trust Folty or EdRod, and owning that many SPs is a little excessive

  73. William Hung says:
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    Glad to finally have you on the Buxton bandwagon- I kept a seat warm for you. Too bad for me now that Dahl looks fixed, I don’t have a spot for him on my team

      • William Hung says:
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        Very interesting lineup today against Quintana – Arenado #3 and Dahl #4

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dahl’s been 2, 3 or 4 all year, which is awesome

          • William Hung says:
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            he was 6,7 for a little bit when his k-rate was an absurd 40%+

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Small samples tho

              • William Hung says:
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                name of my sex tape

  74. pugs slugs says:
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    GM Grey,

    I was looking at stashing Quinn in my NL-Only league, but Inciarte was dropped. It seems that Inciarte would be back with the team first, but what do you think his PT will be like? Possible trade? I won’t use my #1 WP on him, but Inciarte seems like the better stash, right?

    Thanks!

      • pugs slugs says:
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        Thanks!

        One more thing. “KIMBREL!!!!!!!!!!!” – Me

  75. Fred says:
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    I got an offer for Adam Eaton, Feliz Pena, and Joc Peterson for my Dahl and A Reyes which I declined.

    What if I do Joc Peterson, and Austin Meadows for Dahl, Bryan Reynolds, and A Reyes – is that fair instead?

    • Fred says:
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      Also to give perspective…..A Reyes is a 23rd round lifetime keeper and Dahl is a 19th round keeper next week. Meadows is a 13th round keeper next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meadows side, it’s fair

  76. DanK says:
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    Get Machado, give Giolito and Villar.
    Have Mondesi, Swanson and Escobar at 2b, SS, 3b. Util bat is Villar. Thoughts?

  77. Huffin Gas says:
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    RE: Zobrist. Strange stuff. His wife had to of cheated on him with a teammate…either that or Theo.

    • Cram It says:
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      Per Ben’s divorce filing: He alleges that she “has been guilty of inappropriate marital conduct, which rendered further cohabitation impossible”. Ruh-roh

      • Huffin Gas says:
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        See now I’m 9 tabs deep into pictures of players’ wives. I will say this, Zobrist’s wife is cute. If Razzball had an investigative reporter division this is exactly the kind of story I’d want them all over….that and for the nudes.

        Badge: Press
        Organization: Razzball
        Name: Cram It

        hahaha!

        • Cram It says:
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          I’m actually a certain kind of investigator and, needless to say, this would be a dream job.

  78. Worm Burner says:
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    Pretty immaterial, but do you like Buxton or Aaron Hicks more ROS?

    Analyzer likes hicks almost twice as much……

    Thank you!

  79. MarvPesos

    marv says:
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    Hey Grey,

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

    What do you think of the trade offer below, close ?

    MY: Goldy, Domingo, M.Perez, Paxton, Musgrove, W.Davis
    For HIS: Muncy, Rosario, Kluber, Samardzija, Hader

    My team:
    C – W. Ramos
    1B – P. Goldschmidt
    2B – K. Marte
    3B – Eugenio Suarez
    SS – J. Polanco
    CI – A. Rizzo
    MI – T. Turner
    LF – J.D. Martinez
    CF – C. Yelich
    RF – D. Santana
    Util – T. La Stella
    BN – L. Urias (NA)
    DL – H. Dozier
    DL – C. Blackmon

    SP – J. Paxton
    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – W. Buehler
    RP – K. Jansen (RP)
    RP – K. Giles (RP)
    P – K. Gibson
    P – J. Musgrove
    BN – M. Perez
    BN – A. Heaney

    BN – Z. Gallen (NA)
    BN – M. Keller (NA)
    DL – C. Carrasco (10-DL)
    DL – W. Davis (RP) (10-DL)
    Thanks bud
    Marv

  80. jon says:
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    Taillon, Heaney, E-Rod or Jonathan Gray ROS QS league 10 team Roto

  81. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    If I knew how to cackle like you, I probably would have done so when just realizing that Odorizzi has a sub-2 ERA and 8 wins over the first 1/3 or so of the season! Even crazier is that he’s honestly earning most of it, both in how his FB is looking and in the peripherals . . . biggest outlier is his newfound HR suppression, but who knows, maybe it’s somewhat skill-change-based!

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      I’m neck deep in research on this now, stay tuned for this weekend. ;)

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Nice, looking forward! I lucked into getting him in FAAB bidding when I missed out on whoever the big grab of the week was early in the season + haven’t looked back (or looked at his stats in detail haha). My Ryu and Odorizzi are driving my league leading ERA despite starting 7 SP (not 6) and 2 RP (not 3) + with Nola as my ace . . . just like I planned back in March! ;-)

        • Coolwhip

          Coolwhip says:
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          haha for sure. Him and Ryu been a nice buoy for me as well with Marquez’s inconsistency

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I know, it’s insane… Was essentially free in drafts too… Effin’ fantasy baseball

  82. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team 7×7 keeper league ( OPS or TB): Would you drop Mercado or Gurriel Jr for Garrett Cooper? Or hold?

  83. Bond says:
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    If healthy, Jimmy Nelson will be a top __ pitcher.

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        For a 12-team league, what value represents a boundary between “roster” and “stream”? I’ve assumed Top 60.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds about right

  84. Have you noticed how good Pagan has been this yr? Any chance he becomes the closer? Worth owning over Givens in a league without holds and I can use saves? I own Strop :-(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems unlikely he becomes the closer, but worth owning for ratio help

  85. Box says:
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    Lynn vs Oak or Gibson @ Det tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lynn, but would check SON

  86. Lucky Dog says:
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    Morton off 2 terrible starts going against the red hot Braves?

    Somofabench!

  87. steve stevenson says:
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    NL-only, 5 OF, midpack now but have the goods to move up. Lost Cutch. How much of my remaining $90 faab to bid on Bruce? I can go up to about 50 before hitting the $320 salary cap BUT (and this is Kardashian-sized) he has to be kept at the bid amt. The next best OF available is garrett cooper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d go $21, and if you don’t get him, just go Cooper

  88. Db says:
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    Cruz for paddack or if guy is being a jerk and keeps countering with unfair stuff would you target Boyd on a different team?

  89. Harley Earl says:
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    I’d like to add today that, after going 0-for-4 last night, Travis Shaw has been benched in favor of the Heavy Hitting Herman Perez.

    Meanwhile Keston Hiura went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and three runs scored in his first game back with Triple-A San Antonio last night.

    Such Dumbassery in Milwaukee.

  90. Vash says:
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    Keeper league

    Someone wants Riley for Chapman. Do I keep Riley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wish I knew what Chapman, but likely keep

      • Vash says:
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        Matt Chapman from the A’s.

  91. William Hung says:
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    damn, tough day for Mondesi – 7 stranded runners… including striking out against Brasier… who can’t get anyone out!

  92. Brett says:
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    You holding Parker? 12 team categories for saves and another for holds.

    Current relievers pressly c mart kimbrel leclerc Chapman

    Thanks

  93. Daze says:
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    If and when Urias gets called up
    Who would you drop
    Chavis or Albies
    It is a keeper league
    Thanks

  94. Lefty Lue says:
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    Looking at JD. Hader and Wheeler for Blackmon. Peacock and Rosario. Thanks. close? or grab it and run

  95. leon says:
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    albies or senzel. 7×7 18 man keeper. thanks!

    colin moran looking good, but pirates hate his defense, and i think he still cant hit lefties. he would get benched at the slightest cold streak.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albies

      I hear ya on Moran

  96. Cram It says:
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    I don’t know if you’ve had to try this, but with the Fantrax mobile, have you noticed that you can’t filter out players by Probable Starters? You can on the desktop site for today or tomorrow but mobile you have to look at Schedule and scroll through looking for the blue highlight. Is it just me not seeing something?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      TBH, I looked at the Fantrax mobile once in April, saw it was basically the Safari site on a phone and haven’t looked again…

      • Cram It says:
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        Luck you!

  97. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Is Strahm a short-term DL or likely to then go back to Minors? Should I add Strahm or Eovaldi (to fill a DL slot).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think short term

  98. Brett says:
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    12 team 6×6 with ops the extra category
    Current hitters: Ramos Bellinger Baez machado Muncy tatis Pete Alonso Acuña bennitendi Hoskins Dahl Domingo Santana and mallex I have Robles and didi on my bench.

    I can sub didi in for any spot except catcher when he returns due to multi position eligible players. Robles can sub in for outfield first corner and utility due to position eligibility. Which of these two would you rather have.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Which two of who

      • Brett says:
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        Didi or victor Robles?

  99. Mikey g says:
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    i have paddack and he want moustakas what you think? I can use the hitting

  100. Dan b says:
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    Can use the closer if I’m going to make a comeback in h2h league help would you give up moose for hicks or Vasquez? Saves/holds league

  101. Steve says:
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    1. Looks like Hicks is still the closer. Ok to drop CMart to open a spot for Tatis or continue to hold?

    2. Think Riley regresses hard or keeps it up?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Regresses some

  102. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    12 team, 5×5 roto

    Which start do you like best? Thanks.

    Stroman v. ARI ($10.7)
    Matz v. COL ($24.5)
    J. Gray @ NYM ($19.9)

    • Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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      Teheran @MIA ($11.5)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them, Matz

  103. Doc says:
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    I give ee and get Taylor Rogers can’t get anyone to trade in this leauge and I’m more then good on hitting. Need holds/saves/k/9

    • Doc says:
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      Or Dan Murphy incase ee gets sent to a contender.
      He’ll accept Dan Murphy for Taylor Rogers

    • Doc says:
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      It’s a ops/k/triples added league would you rather trade Dan Murphy, Eduardo Escobar, or we for Rogers.

      My team is Vasquez
      1b ee
      2b mondesi
      Ss Lindor
      If moose
      3b vlad
      Of betts, soler, Bruce, puig
      Util cooper, Cruz
      Bench Escobar, ee

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No, terrible trades

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s terrible

  104. Doc says:
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    Eduardo Escobar and Nelson Cruz for Morton?

    K/9 homers given up League, wins/losses

  105. Moonraker says:
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    I’ve been offered Schrezer, Pham and Whitfield for Mondese, M. Ozuna and Marquez? I’m torn, any thoughts? Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, which means it comes down to needs

  106. stevie says:
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    With Tatis back I’m stuck with him and T. Turner. Have a Util spot but K. Davis is there so I’m trying to trade him. Needs are OF and 2B. Thoughts on trading K. Davis for Meadows, Merrifield, Soto, or Altuve? Or, should I look into trying to trade T. Turner or Tatis? 10 team H2H points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take any of them — Prolly Soto, Meadows, Merrifield, Altuve, but that’s more on needs

  107. Brett says:
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    Would you trade victor Robles for Marquez? 12 team qs instead of wins

  108. Db says:
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    Gibson, Lynn, plesac lose whatever one has the worst matchups coming up?

  109. dontbichetteme says:
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    Hey Grey,
    would you drop J.Nelson after his one abbreviated start for a streamer? I was thinking of grabbing F.Valdez.

  110. Carl Spackler says:
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    Hey there Grey,
    What Catcher do you like the ROS

    Alfaro, Chrinos, Narvarez?

    6×6 redraft

    Big Thanks!

  111. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good X2 Grey? Commented above on the Igor album. It’s good stuff.

    I’m stashing Kyle Tucker on my bench in the 12-team keeper league that I play in. My current OF consists of Yelich, Robles, Benintendi, Santana, Reynolds, and Schwarber (which I don’t think is too shabby). Would you…

    (a) Drop Tucker for the likes of either Rodgers or Martinez to close.
    (b) Drop Tucker to pick up a starter like Sampson, Duplantier, or Gallen.
    (c) There is no c.
    (d) Hold

    Happy Thursday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too, poop!

      Meh, I’d D

  112. Handy Afterall says:
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    Hey hey,

    Didn’t take long for offers to start coming in for my kimbrel, now that he’s signed.

    Give kimbrel for lucchesi and h. neris?

    Not sure who I’d drop to make room, with these sp’s on my team:

    Flaherty
    Corbin
    Da German (don’t mention the war)
    Woodruff
    Giolito Gelato
    Canning
    Pivetta
    J nelson
    Hunnynut chirinos
    DL Glasnow (pretty sure that’s also a new show with Michael chiklis)

    My other closer would be hicks.

    I’ve only got 2 bench bats;
    I’ve a sail, Garcia
    H Dozier

    What sez youz?

    Thanks,
    Handy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, just seems fair… What happens when the Phils trade for Will Smith and Neris loses his job?

      • Handy Afterall says:
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        Probably I cry softly and alone, before my girlfriend gets home….

        Thanks, Grey.

        I’ve worked myself into a situation where my team is solid, but I can’t resist the urge to tweak and tinker. I blame the weekly locking aspect of the league; leaves me feeling like I should be doing more mr managing.

        Have fun,
        Handy

  113. Db says:
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    Would you trade away Mookie betts for Morton?
    My commish switched up settings with all this k/9 homers given up stuff and Morton might carry me from
    Last to playoffs?

  114. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Which side

    A. Domingo German and Carlos Santana

    B. Kyle Hendricks and Willson Contreras

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        Thanks for the quick reply.

        What do you think of Rockies Peter Lambert?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Spot start, Coors, bleh

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            thought as much..I figured if I asked now I can avoid the rush of the 25+ questions you will get about him tomorrow..I’ll just quote you when I answer questions..

  115. holyscheisse says:
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    Was offered Martin Perez for Alex Reyes (deep keeper points league), I know meh. Fair or hold Reyes?

  116. Can you rank these guys ROS , Myers, Smoak, Do. Santana or Olson?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo, Olson, Wil

  117. Hello Rockview says:
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    7×7 obp total bases league – 12 team

    Would you use a #2 waiver claim for Albies? If so, Who is my drop?

    C phegley
    1B bell
    2B profar
    3b Riley
    Ss lindor
    Of jd
    Of conforto
    Of. Domingo
    Util benintendi
    Util Olson
    Bench Rodgers,

    Thanks !

  118. Three says:
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    Choose one

    Cruz
    Eloy
    Puig

  119. Better Call Limehouse says:
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    how many of us streamed DTD’ arnaud today from TRON saying so in deep leagues? hehehe. good stuff. meanwhile it appears teoSCAR back has moved one of the OF to DH spot every day, thus tellez to bench at TOR. for AL only drop him for any of: d.robertson, drury, d.moore, kendrys, t.white, d.lugo, c.davis, r.ruiz, y.alonso, i’ll need a CI elig guy who plays (OBP over AVG, total bases added 10 team h2h). or if i assume bauers gets few enough off days could go OF guy: tilson, wilkerson, k.broxton, teoSCAR, drury (works both ways), delino, maybin, kemp,

    2. currently in my one stash slot i have honeywell, better off b.bradley now that gallo is out?

    i have this:
    C r.perez
    1B guzman
    2B odor
    SS villar (i’ll need to find a SS guy if he goes out)
    3B vlad
    CI tellez
    MI dannys antana (1-2-OF)
    OF (4) grichuk, mercado, gordon, pence
    util (1) otani
    BN bauers (1B/OF, he could move to CI sometimes too)
    DL: gallo, upton, altuve, a.diaz

    • Better Call Limehouse says:
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      ugly thing is i dropped nunez right when he was cold for like 3 straight weeks and vlad/otani came up and i had no space for another CI guy at the time. sure could use him now.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oops 2. Sure, try him

  120. Daze says:
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    I made the mistake of starting Bauer.
    What do we do with this guy.
    In a 10 team league do I drop him
    He is killing me. I thought there is no way he was going to be this awful for this long.
    Hold or drop which means bench I guess if I hold.

    • Better Call Limehouse says:
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      yeah that guy clearly is upset that he’s still on CLE, eventually that whole “we just watched this major league movie and it rubbed off on us trying to put an offense out there even though our pitchers are best in the league” bled into their wins.

  121. Jt says:
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    Traded moose and Murphy for paddack and Taylor Rogers h2h league. I’m also 20 games outta 6th with 20 categories per week.

    So far this year I’ve traded German, moose, Murphy for puig, paddack, Rogers

  122. Hello Rockview says:
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    6 x 5 12 team – extra category is hits

    Would you trade freeman for Verlander?

    C Alfaro
    1B freeman
    2B mondesi
    3b machado
    Ss andrus
    Of Haniger
    Of Dahl
    Of yelich
    Of conforto
    Util corn
    Util rendon
    Bench sano, voit, cruz
    Sp – berrios, maeda, Marquez, Quintana, Kikuchi, s gray, Skaggs, giolito, canning

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, but it’s fair

  123. Steve says:
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    Something’s broken in Cleveland…

    Kluber – out
    Clevinger – out
    Carrasco – out
    Bauer – might as well be out

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      the bodies of their pitchers finally caught up with the path their ownership had their offense on. clevinger the serial killer back soon.

  124. aardvark says:
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    Freddy Peralta over lucchessi?

  125. Play Ball says:
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    Rich Hill or Giolito ROS for ratios and QS?

  126. iChiro says:
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    Keeper, H2H, 12 team.
    ROS and next:
    Pick one of Ozzie Albies, cavan biggio, or A.Rosario

  127. Goldyglock says:
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    Take Goldy for Domingo German straight up? I feel like this is a no brainer. Same guy just have me Xander for Yu. Think he might be drunk.

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