As the Greek myth goes, the Yellin’ of LaTroy is the closer that launched thousands of fantasy baseballers to the waiver wire to pick up his set-up man, Adam Ottavino. There’s something to that great myth. There’s also the Greek myth about the LaTrojan Horse. In that one, the Greeks sent a closer that seemed like a workhorse onto the field, but once the battle began the LaTrojan Horse opened up and inside was marshmallows and the opposing team made a campfire, lit up the LaTrojan Horse and ate Smores. There’s also the Greek myth of Mike Mostsuckass, but that isn’t appropriate for right now. LaTroy Hawkins was spotted one out in the ninth inning and still gave up three earned runs, allowing a homer to the 135-pound power slugger, Dexter Fowler (who had a slam and legs and went 2-for-5, 2 RBIs). Whether the Rockies come out and say Hawkins is finished or on thin ice, I’d still stash Ottavino. He’s about to become a 35-save guy. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Derek Holland – Placed on the 60-day DL with a shoulder strain.  I look forward to everyone that commented on my top 100 starters post saying things like, “You’re so stoopid for not ranking Holland.  He’s healthy.  Dur!  You’re a dur!  No, you’re a dur!” coming into this post and saying, “My bad.”  Yeah, that’ll happen.  Instead, those same people will say something like, “You couldn’t have known it was going to be an injury like this, so it’s still your dur.”  What I did know is Holland is always injured.  He’s due back in July, then his dopey mustache will hit the DL again in August.  Bible!

Shin-Soo Choo – Sat out Saturday and Sunday with back spasms.  Hopefully it’s not a Choo Choo sprain.

Evan Gattis – 0-for-5, .000 on the year with 12 Ks.  With each strikeout, my dream of seeing George Bush at an Astros game with a shirt that says, “I Love Bears,” is seeming more unlikely.

Hank Conger – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run.  Because he’s good!  Seriously!  Please play him.  Please.

Jake Marisnick – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and a slam (1) and legs (2).  If you’ve read this blog for an Urbandictionary minute (which is actually a long time), you know I have much love for Marisnick.  He has 12-homer power and 25-steal speed, and hit for a good average in the minors, but hadn’t been able to replicate that yet in the majors.  I don’t love him batting ninth, but Lowrie hitting third won’t last forever, and Marisnick will move up.  I’d look to grab Marisnick now, before he starts getting real pub.

Joe Kelly – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks on Saturday.  Yeah, Mos Def solid, but he was also facing a Yankee lineup, where the average age is 47, that had only five hours of sleep, and half that time they were up thinking they had to pee.

Clay Buchholz – 3 1/3 IP, 9 ER.  Don’t worry, Red Sawx fans, you have Porcello going tomorrow.  Then Masterson.  Then Miley.  You’re all good!

Chase Headley – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Member my bold prediction that Headley would hit 30 homers this year?  He’s on pace for 65!

Masahiro Tanaka – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  When your fastball, change and slide-piece make you feel like your arm’s gonna fall off, don’t worry.  The Yankees only need you for 200 more innings.

Jenrry Mejia – Suspended for 80 games for Stanozolol.  I was going to mention this as a possibility for Mejia last week, but I had no proof.  All I had was a commercial that said Stanozolol has side effects that include growing out luxurious Jheri curls, moonwalking at inappropriate times, and a tendency to make a finger gun and blow on the imaginary discharged pistol.

Lucas Duda – 3-for-5, 1 run, hitting .381 as he bats third, but the Mets seem to be happy benching him vs. lefties, which would take some of the value out of his counting stats and leave him as an Adam Lind clone while starring in the BBC America show, Orphan Blech.

Bartolo Colon – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. Alex Wood 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Bartolo got his first RBI in ten years in this game.  The last time Bartolo got an RBI he was only 98% Hot Pockets.  When Bartolo got the RBI-single, his helmet fell off, which seems to always happen to him when he swings.  All-Star Game Weekend idea!  Before the Home Run Derby, they should choose one lucky fan to try and catch Bartolo’s helmet after he swings but before the helmet hits the ground.  If he catches it, the fan wins a new house.  Like you wouldn’t watch this.

Mike Minor – Feels renewed shoulder soreness.  He might need exploratory surgery.  Ah, the final frontier.

Salvador Perez – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd home run.  Figures the first year I don’t own Sal Perez anywhere would be his breakout year.  The year I own him everywhere he’s like Jack Nicholson in About Schmidt, afraid to stand and pee after his abuelita dies.  Then last year he’s the epitome of yawnstipating.  Now he’s hitting over .400 and breaking out with power!  Yes, this is about me!

Kendrys Morales – 2-for-5, 2 runs.  Sure, everyone on the Royals is currently hitting, but Morales is right there with them and in the middle of the lineup.  Someone beat you to grabbing Lind?  Look at Kendrys.  Instead of chewing gum, chew bacon!

Yordano Ventura – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks and left his 2nd start in row with a cramp that he made seem like a career-ending injury.  I can’t wait to see what injury Weinstein sends screeners out to the Academy members.

C.J. Wilson – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  His last game he threw a two-hitter thru 8 IP.  See, as you’ll see in any Head & Shoulders commercial, Wilson’s flaky.

Felix Hernandez – 5 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 1 K vs. the A’s, but left with tightness in his quad.  F-Her, tightness, A’s and no Ks seems like a Fister.

Dustin Ackley – 2-for-4, 2 runs and hitting .357 on the year and has two homers in four starts  Hot schmotato, yes, but you need to platoon him because the M’s don’t seem interested in playing him every day.

Fernando Rodney – 1 IP, 4 ER, but managed to squeeze out the sphinctory.  I’d own Rodney’s set-up man before Fernando gets Farq’d.

Josh Reddick – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI as he returns from the DL.  Fun exercise for you:  Go to a bar, find the cutest girl and tell her that you just activated your Reddick.

Jesse Hahn – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, but an error by Reddick cost Hahn the lead and three unearned runs.  As the idiom goes, a bird in the Hahn is worth two in the bush when dealing with a Reddick.

Drew Hutchison – 4 1/3 IP, 7 ER and his teammate Aaron Sanchez pitched on Saturday and went 3 1/3 IP while giving up 3 ER. Tomorrow, the Blue Jays print out all my 2015 sleeper posts and use them as toilet paper.  You still need to give each guy another chance to correct themselves, then we’ll reevaluate if necessary, but obviously I would’ve liked to see better from both of them this weekend.

Jose Bautista – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  I was watching this game when he homered and right before he hit it, I was thinking he’s overdue.  I’m not saying I have telepathic powers, but I’m currently thinking about how you’re reading this and you are reading it, so *shrugs* I do have telepathic powers.

Dalton Pompey – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Yeah, he does have 40 steal speed, but surprisingly he has 7-homer power too.  Here’s a bold prediction for you that I will only mention again if it turns out true:  Pompey will hit ten homers, steal 35 bases and be a top 50 overall pick next year a’la Marte.

Kevin Pillar – 1-for-4 and his 1st home run.  Jason Paritek and David Prtiz sent their congratulations to Pillar on Pwitter.

Chris Tillman – 2 2/3 IP, 3 ER, but a serious box scare as he also gave up four unearned runs.  From now until 4/19, the Stream-o-Nator only dislikes six starts more than Tillman’s next and five of those guys I didn’t even know were in a rotation.

Travis Snider – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st home run as he hits .389.  Snider’s start is gonna have teams thinking twice about giving up on prospects.  Speaking of which, how’s Matt Bush doing in the PCL?  That’s the Prison Correctional League.

Rasiel Iglesias – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Since Rasiel’s so unknown, I decided to watch him for part of his start.  Physically, he looked like a mini-Aroldis.  I will call him Adwarfis.  He also seems like he belongs in relief, and I’m not just saying that because I want Cingrani in the rotation.  Okay, I am.  Damn, OPP, you know me!

Billy Hamilton – 2-for-6 and his 1st homer, but without context it looked like four steals.  Without Context Baseball is my favorite way to watch.  “Nice home run from Jose Abreu!”  “That was a foul ball.”  “Not without context!”  Only time Without Context Baseball gets dicey is when you’re cheering for Reddick.

Jay Bruce -1-for-4 and a solo homer, his 2nd.  Awesome stuff…12 months too late!

Jhonny Peralta – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run as he hit cleanup, and .333 on the year.  The Superfluous H usually gets hot when he hits a homer, so I’d watch for a hot schmotato here.

Carlos Martinez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks.  If not for two mistakes to Hamilton and Bruce that led to two solo homers, Martinez was outstanding.  I believe JB’s doing his pitcher profile on C-Mart that’s coming later today, so we’ll let JB say what he saw on C-Mart by the seashore.

Kolten Wong – 2-for-4, 2 runs.  Snooze, move him to the top of the lineup, you fudging bastages!

Andrew McCutchen – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Sat out Saturday and got some sun on Sunday.  Fitting!  He has knee discomfort and I’m a bit worried.  Fo’serious, this could be an issue.  Stay tuned.  Or not!  Your choice.

Jordy Mercer – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  I went to pick up a middle infidel on Friday and Mercer was nearly my pickup, but I went with Lowrie instead, because he had been hitting a bit more.  Neither are good, but Mercer has been hitting a little. (Very little, okay.)

Casey Sadler – 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Casey Sadler?  Isn’t that Flavor Flav’s real name?  *Googling*  No, it’s not.  But Chuck D’s real name is Carlton.  Oh, my.  Is there anyone with a more contradictory real name than Chuck D’s?  Oh, yeah, Hulk Hogan’s real name is Terry.  As for Sadler, there’s nothing here outside of deep NL-Only leagues as he had a 5.6 K/9 in Triple-A last year in 124 2/3 IP.

Jimmy Nelson – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks vs. the Polanco and McCutchen-less Pirates.  The Pirates that had Cervelli batting 2nd.  The Pirates that started Lambo/Hart/Kang, which sounds like a Bruce Lee adversary, but doesn’t hit like one.  Okay, the Pirates that were a mess, but I still like Nelson and own him.

Cody Asche – 3-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .429.  I’m being haunted by a 2014 sleeper!  Where’s Scooby-Doo?!

Darin Ruf – Hit a pinch-hit homer, which is whatevs, but when it comes with Ryan Howard (0-for-4, 4 Ks) looking like a dog, then Ruf, Ruf, Ruf!

Chris Sale – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks as he returned from a fracture in his foot.  In a game of inches, feet are important.

Adam LaRoche – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd home run.  La Cucha LaRoche que fumar!

Danny Santana – 2-for-4, 1 RBI and his 2nd game in a row with two hits with a steal on Saturday.  Ah, a reprieve from 25 “Can I drop Santana?” questions.  Now onto the Micah Johnson questions.

Archie Bradley – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners (4 walks), 6 Ks vs. Clayton Kershaw 6 1/3 IP, 5 ER, 13 baserunners, 5 Ks on Saturday.  Depends on the league but I could see dropping Kershaw for Bradley.  Kidding!  Damn, sorry for the people who stopped before getting to the “Kidding.”  Mea culpa!  I’d grab Bradley in all leagues where he’s available.  He was facing the Dodgers B lineup, but that’s still better than most A lineups.  I’m still concerned that he can’t control his pitches and he’s prone to blowouts, which is not to say he leaves the house with a wet head and likes to go to Blow Dry bars.  As for Kershaw, hey, I wouldn’t have drafted him; that’s on you.

Juan Uribe – Day-to-day with a tight hammy.  Hey, loosen up Puig!

Zack Greinke – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks as Kershaw kept score with his tears in his eyes like he was a Native American seeing someone litter.

Joc Pederson – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer as he hits .300.  Why don’t I have him on at least one team?  Am I moron?  I am at the mercy of your answer.  Please, be easy on me.

Alex Guerrero – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 1st home run.  Uh-oh, Uribe could be Pipp’d here.  I liked Guerrero this offseason when it looked like he might get a starting job (you know, for that three-day window when it was possible).  It’s too early to say clean-lipper Mattingly will let him play, but I’d watch him.

Yasiel Puig – 1-for-5 and his 1st homer.  After the game, Puig said he’d love to discuss Cuban relations with presidential hopeful, Hillary Clinton, or see her in a nightie.

Chris Hatcher – 1/3 IP, 3 ER.  I’d say Kazaam!, but Hatcher is just some schmohawk that the clean-lipper keeps putting into the ninth.  The best thing about Hatcher is that he’s making Joel Peralta seem like a safe option.

Casey McGehee – Left knee bone bruise and received a cortisone shot.  In related news, McGehee can now punt a ball 500 yards.

Jake Peavy – 4 IP, 4 ER.  Yeah, he totally looks like he’s in game shape!

Nori Aoki – 2-for-5, 1 run, hitting .400.  Hot schmotato alert!

Will Venable – 1-for-4 and his 1st home run.  Also, in this game, Wil Nieves homered.  Apparently, the Padres forgot they spent $500 million this offseason and played their 2013-14 All-Stars.

Chris Archer – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 5 Ks on Saturday.  After the game, Archer said, “I’d do me.”

David DeJesus – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer as turned a hanging curve into a three-run jack.  Hey, it’s not water to wine, but it’s not bad for him.

Kevin Kiermaier – 2-for-4, 1 run and J-FoH called him this week’s Creeper.  You can debate amongst yourselves about Razzball’s weird uncle calling someone a Creeper.

Rene Rivera – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  Is it me or do you expect Rene Rivera to turn his forearm guard around behind the ump’s back right before he slaps a hit?  Prolly me.

Miguel Cabrera – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and two homers and he’s 8 for his last 9 and hitting .520 on the year.  That’s for all of you that were writing him off as being over-the-hill.  Saying he couldn’t stay healthy anymore.  Saying we wouldn’t see the Miggy of old, but just an old Miggy. Well, for at least six games he’s been good.  That’s .4% of the season!  C’mon!

J.D. Martinez – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 3rd home run.  So far this year, J.D has gone together with Miggy like J.D. with Miggy.

Marcell Ozuna – Benched yesterday because he showed up late to the park.  Why was he late?  Because Marcell was monkeying around.

Michael Brantley – Stabbing pain in his back forced him out on Saturday.  The O’Jays know the pain he’s feeling.

Yan Gomes – Hit the DL with a knee sprain.  He’ll be out for six to eight weeks.  The good news is Santana will get a few games behind the plate.  The bad news is Santana will get a few games behind home plate, risk hurting himself and he doesn’t hit as well in his career as a catcher.  The neither good nor bad news is I had a lovely dinner last night at this new restaurant.  What a treat!

Roberto Perez – 0-for-3, 1 RBI as he fills in as the Indians new everyday catcher.  Indians are high on him, as in they like him so they must be high.  In 187 ABs in Triple-A in 2013, he hit .176 with zero homers, zero steals.   He was slightly better in 2014 (8 HRs, .305 AVG in 174 ABs), but he’s primarily a defensive catcher.  Or offensive, if using the 2nd definition provided by Roget’s, which means repugnant.

T.J. House – 1 1/3 IP, 6 ER.  Whose House?!  Giving-Up-Runs House!

  1. FrankGrimes says:
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    Dur!

  2. Harry Hardenberg says:
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    are we buying this mark canha cat at all? or is he just a hot schmotato?

    12 team 5 OF league for reference and i need to bench eaton for an urbandictionary minute

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Harry Hardenberg: I grabbed him in a 15-teamer…. In 12, still feels too early, but if you have room, grab him

  3. The badger says:
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    6×6. OBP the other category

    Who do you like better Marisnick or Travis Snider?

  4. Andrew says:
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    Is Jared Weaver worth holding on to?

    I would imagine so in a 14 team league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andrew: I wouldn’t have drafted him… But I’d hold if I had him

  5. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Good morning my over the interweb friend. As the nuns use to tell us in grade school if we got something wrong, “correction please”, and some smart ass kid would yell out the correct answer..

    Well today I m the smart ass kid:

    E. Gattis 0-20, BB, 12 KO

    • Mike says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: He’s knocked out 12 people, already?

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Mike: Must be that left hook..

        • BrownL says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: That tramp has the energy of a hobo!

  6. bossmanjunior says:
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    Would you start Shoemaker @TEX and Paxton @LAD today in a 10 team h2h league? Thanks

    • BrownL says:
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      @bossmanjunior: I am. What’s the worst that could happen? heh

    • uncdrew says:
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      @bossmanjunior:

      Your team sounds like mine. Hope you’re doing better than 6th place (where I’m at).

      I’m starting both, and crossing all my fingers and toes. I still suck at fantasy baseball, some 15 years after my first season.

      • Mike says:
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        @uncdrew: SON hates both of these… I am also in the same boat with these two fellas.

  7. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    If the braves go all Ike turner on latos again do I cut Tina? 12 team league

  8. tokyofantasy says:
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    Great read once again, Grey!
    Keep 2, Snider, De Aza, or Khris?
    Drop Cecil for Farquhar? Ottavino is already gone.
    Thanks!

      • moscowitz says:
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        @Grey:
        Really? Snider over Khris ROS?

  9. Neck says:
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    Sometimes I forget why I read every sentence and then O’Jays pops up and I am reminded. Can I nominate someone for a pulitzer or do you have to know something about writing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Neck: Ha, thanks!

  10. DrEasy says:
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    Sophie B.! Now that’s a blast from the past.

  11. RiffRaff says:
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    Please rank:
    Napoli, Lind, Kendrys

  12. amazing spider a's says:
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    please rank for ROS : Moustakas, Kendry, or Khris. Davis thx

    • Joe says:
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      @amazing spider a’s:

      I imagine we still go with Khrush first, but I’m curious as to how Grey sees Kendry and Moustakas. At least one of them smells of hot schmotato…

  13. Malicious Phenom says:
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    The correction police are baaack..

    What Grey said:
    Mike Minor – “Feels renewed shoulder soreness. He might need exploratory surgery. Ah, the final frontier.”

    What Braves GM John Hart said:
    “It was too early to explore any kind of surgery for Minor”

    Minor was sent back to the ATL for tests, so if you own him, I would not cut Minor just yet..

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      @Malicious Phenom: Grey was using his GM Speak: English translation tool. It’s a key element of the GM Speak grammar that use of the Future Unreal Conditional tense should be translated as the Future Perfect tense in English.

    • Kid A says:
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      @Malicious Phenom:

      “Live long and Fuck off”

      – Some dude with pointy ears

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Kid A: some dude with pointy ears, is that the coward way of you telling me to fuck off.. Why don’t you go fuck off.. Kid A, is the A for asshole?

  14. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!!!

    This is a love supreme of fantasy bbl. Great job, man.

    A. Didn’t land any of Carrasco, Kipnis or Hamels in the one league. Sigh.

    B. In another league put in a claim for Iwakuma and Hughes. Will let you tomorrow.

    C. The referendum to stop the Maltese falcon on Malta lost. The ‘ayes’ had 71% of the vote.

    D. One of 2/4 matchups this week. In both matchups I lost my ‘team’ (in parentheses for lack of a better word) managed to generate some 15rbis. One of those losers is the team where I drafted Mike Trout!!

    E. I hope it gets better.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Ante, there is no D and E, only abc’s..LOL, hope you are well my friend..

      cheers,
      MP

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: lol, i’m at the age where I skip words in a sentence; I’m betting many would have hoped I skipped 320 words!! Haha!

        Cheers,
        Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Thanks! A. Sigh indeed 2B. Cool C. Ha E. It will

  15. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    i was not one of those ones that said holland should be higher for 12 team leagues (like your rankings are) but that he would be higher for deeper leagues than some of the top 124 ranked guys, simply since when healthy (which for all we knew he was up till just now, past or not with concerns) he had better job security and steady production (without upside) than some of the upside no job flyer types that might not even start the year in MLB (folty/webster/meyer/wisler etc) or others with no real track record of ever being useful (cosart/graveman/detweiler)

  16. Robert says:
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    Appreciate all the effort you put in day in and day out. Thanks man.

  17. What's a Drexl? says:
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    and we could brush our teeth with milkshakes as we pick up morales also. hehe.
    1.we’re still not dropping vargas/arcia for canha/snider/alonso/kiermaier/fuld yet right? (canha somehow already has 26 at bats (that might be before today too)). 20 team redraft so don’t want to overreact to short term noise and then see vargas/arcia is gone. OPS and slugg instead of homers in this one.

    2. for dynasty greene or heaney? I got Heaney in active slot, and if he doesn’t start by april 20th i have to drop him (last news about this was april 4th, saying he’d start the 14th, but schedules still say undecided on that date, but he is listed as 5th SP at LAA in depth charts). we have a rule that we can’t have more than 5 NA’s to stash. I didn’t think Heaney was gonna be an NA of course.

    3. best BN bat for redraft with XBH/BB’s/K’s. i only have 1 LF in melky, so canha could be backup 1B and LF. canha/red dick/vargas/fuld/schoop. just overall production here. canha in better lineup spot than red dick so far. more standard sized league than above canha ? could probably get vargas back later in this one.

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    Drop Hutchison for Bradley while I still can or wait to see how Hutch does against ATL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FTR: Hold

  19. Swfcdan says:
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    Haha love the JD and Miggy comment.

    Start Cole or Paxton tonight in a 10 teamer? Both their opponents are mashing, particularly DET.

  20. Uncle Res says:
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    Grey and others:
    I’ve got a couple conundrums in my 12 team H2H OPS league. Roster below.

    1.) Is Adam Eaton worth picking up as a speculative OF/U on my team? Kendra Morales better?

    2.) I have the #1 waiver wire pick and someone dropped Quintana. Is he worth using my #1 spot to grab him?

    Assume I’d drop House or Odor?

    Thanks!

    C – Grandal
    1B – Pearce
    2B – Cano
    SS – Tulo
    3B – Sieger
    OF – Kemp/Ellsbury/Snider
    U – Pompey
    U – Khris Davis
    B – Karmier
    B – Odor
    DL – Pence
    DL – Saunders

    SP – Arietta, Hutchinson, Liriano, Pineda, Keuchal, McCarthy
    C – Chapman, Britton
    B – Jimmy Nelson, House, A. Miller

    Ellsbury

  21. Mowses says:
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    Hi Grey,
    Start or sit Latos today?

    • CLBJ says:
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      @Mowses: haven’t you learned your lesson? Haven’t you had enough pain?

    • ShawnOfTheLivid says:
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      @Mowses: Sit Latos every day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mowses: Sit until you see something dramatically better than his 1st game

  22. Moustard says:
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    How big is your fear Gomes absence will hurt the Indians-Rotation given his abilites as a framer?

  23. BigW says:
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    Morning Grey!

    How do you feel about paxton at dodgers?

    • ShawnOfTheLivid says:
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      @BigW: I think Pax is going to get steam rolled by that lineup. I’m sitting him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BigW: I’m starting him

  24. scotty the captain says:
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    yo grey– i know u r not a gambler but u can now live bet a game. every half inning the spread updates. yesterday when the cubbies were down 3-0 they were a 4.5-1 underdog. i threw a little 1000 live bet on them because latroy was lurking for the 9th inning. 4500– bing!!! im sure nobody cares about my gambling exploits but i thought it was approptiate with the latroy headline. ta ta

  25. Swfcdan says:
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    You getting any interest in Beckham for deeper leagues, he is SS and 2B eligable and hitting. Watch like a cyclops with a monacle for now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: He doesn’t play every day

  26. Willie, Mickey and the Duke says:
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    Shaw, Farquar, Zigler, Mujica..who’s the next future closer to pick up?

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Willie, Mickey and the Duke: Al’s right and it’s not close, ziegler surely doesn’t seem next up at ARI even if Reed loses job (which doesn’t seem coming just yet anyway), Shaw is even less likely to take out Allen at CLE, Mujica would be technically 1st i would think right now, as he’s closer (maybe not tonight though), but probably 2nd best bet to Farq longer term, and only then if Koji gets hurt again (dude is old). Farq best pitcher skills wise for sure, both on your list and his own team.

      • Willie Mickey and the Duke says:
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        Thanks..Farq it is..I already have Romo stashed (are stash references allowed?)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  27. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Wasn’t Jake Marisnick Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Maybe not. I’m in a points league with points for R, SB, HR, OPS, BA and K(-1). Need to make some room on the bench for streamers. Who would you drop of these (all are for Util spot), assuming you have to let one go:
    Segura
    Khris Davis
    Gose

  28. YoVe sounds like a bottle of water that they would charge $12.99 for…for $12.99, at least they could throw in a Midol for all those cramps…

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wake Up: I had an invention idea I named the ToeVi. It’s a vibrator you put on your toe. You know, for people with those kinds of fetishes. Quirky did not approve. But if someone wants to run with that, just give me 20%.

  29. Dave F says:
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    Grey,

    1. Would you drop Khris Davis for Anthony Gose?

    2. With the following P cats (IP, K, ERA, WHIP, BB/9, K/9, Saves/Holds)….would you drop any of the following for Ottavino? Perkins, Wade Davis, Tony Watson, Ken Giles, Danny Faruquhar?

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Dave F: I would for watson,if he doesnt get the closer gig he still gets the holds

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @AL KOHOLIC: wow, hard to find a RP set that is 5 deep and has holds such that watson is a drop, but we’ve found it. Al wins again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave F: 1. If I needed steals… 2. Nah

  30. scott steelers says:
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    Word on these Bradenton streets is that mccutch knew he needed a procedure in spring but is choosing the no procedure route for now. Which I’m sure he will have games like yesterday but I fear the stolen bases are gone for the year. Should I move him for dickerson and wacha?? Also debating weather or not to use my waiver claim on Shane Greene. My buddy has 6 DL players and had to drop him. Would have to drop eovaldi, hammel, or s miller for him. I’ll get a better idea after shelby start tonight. Whatcha think??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @scott steelers: It’s risky, but could pay off… Hate selling low… Hammel for him

  31. Mike says:
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    I’m in a 12 team H2H league. Our pitcher scoring system rewards IPs, Ks & ER prevention with wins and losses carrying less weight. We start 4 SPs and 3 RPs each week. By good fortune I was able to pick up Andrew Miller off waivers last week.

    My pitching staff is
    Arrieta, Samardzija, Ross, Quintana, McCarthy, Bauer as SPs.
    Robertson, Allen, Storen, Miller & Soria as RPs.

    I intend to trade an RP for an SP. Which of the deals below is the best?

    Miller for Fiers
    Allen & Miller for Iwakuma & Familia
    Miller & Storen for Wood & Familia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Iwakuma

  32. JxK9 says:
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    I can’t believe you made a joke that involves Kevin Millar. I also can’t believe MLB network gave him a show to act like an idiot!

    • Fungazi says:
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      @JxK9: Heh.. I like that show.

  33. Fo' Shizzo My Rizzo says:
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    I have both Will Myers and Joc Pederson battling for a starting roster spot. What do you think? They seem pretty similar to me. I’ve been starting Myers because of the lead-off assignment.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Fo’ Shizzo My Rizzo: Sounds like you don’t need to drop one, so just ride the hot bat/use hittertron/play matchups. Like a manager does.

  34. Big Money Matt says:
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    Could you see dropping Clippard for Farquar or Ottavino?

  35. JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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    FACT of THE DAY

    I have the day off today…its perfect outside…im going to puff the magic dragon….sit in the sun…get laid….puff again….eat like a pig….sleep like a baby….enjoy your Monday……and good shizz as always Grey ……….#BachelorlifeBitchDoIT

    • @JeF WiTH 1 F: From what I hear, sleeping like a baby means waking up every half hour and shitting your pants…I slept like a baby on Saturday night!

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @Wake Up: Ha your right…hopefully i sleep like a man

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @JeF WiTH 1 F: You going to the home opener, F?

  36. But you promised me you would take him in Friends and Family, promised…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: I’m sorry, I’m a bad person

  37. Homerj24 says:
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    Hosmer or Marisnick in a UTL spot?

  38. Adam P. says:
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    Still want Taijuan Walker on your teams? Is Peavy even worth holding onto at this point?

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Adam P.: having dropped peavy in at least 6 spots since yesterday there certainly are places were he’s not droppable yet. 20 teamers and NL onlies for sure.

  39. bigbear says:
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    Remind me why I had any hope in EY? Sure, it was a last round spec grab, but fo’ really? I need SBs, but I tend to be a best player available type manager… 16 team H2H (OBP and Net SB)

    Would you pick up any of these over EY?
    Maybin
    Fuld
    Marisnick

    Help me Michael Saunders, you’re my only hope (until Buxton gets the call)…

    • bigbear says:
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      @bigbear: Or do I pray that my starting CF (Joey Bats!) doesn’t get hurt and go with a platoony Alex Guerrero as a full time starter instead…

  40. Luvdarooks says:
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    Ottaviano or Castro (Toronto) for rest of year?
    5×5

  41. Red Barons says:
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    Hi Grey,
    Who would you drop for Ottavino?
    Y! 12-team 5×5 roto:
    C – Ramos
    1B – Hosmer
    2B – Kipnes
    3B – Arenado
    SS – Desmond
    OF – Stanton, J. Upton, Myers
    UTIL – Longoria, Avisail
    Bench – Segura, Castillo
    SP – Samardzija, Ross, G. Cole, Carrasco, McHugh, Shoemaker, Fiers, Walker
    RP – Boxberger, Miller, Giles

    Thanks!

  42. Chris says:
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    10 team weekly H2H keeper who do i start as my second relief pitcher this week?

    Soria, Betances OR do I drop Betances in favor of Daniel Norris (TB, ATL)?

    • Chris says:
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      @Chris: as a reference saves are 7 points where wins (7) plus a QS (3) is 10.

      • Chris says:
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        @Chris: again probably more importantly, the person I’m facing has Lester (Cin, SD) Kershaw (Col) Degrom (Phi, Mia) McCarthy (sea Col) Arrieta (Cin) and Carrasco (CWS and MIN)

        I have Sale (@Det) Teheran (@ Tor) Cashner (Ari, @ChC) Keuchel (LAA) Volquez (@MIN) and Archer on the bench (@TOR) I tihnk im in need of starts but iffy on dropping Betances without knowing for sure he’s not the closer.

  43. JAL says:
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    Grey Worm, good morning. Rapid fire for you. 12-team mixer (5×5). Yanny Gomes down. Norris, TDA, Zunino? Not a fan of sitting pitchers but…do I have the balls and throw out Cole today v. Detroit? Last, drop Henderson Alvarez for Shane Greene? Or Tai Walker? Or hold? Or pick up a reliever? Thanks, you magnificent wizard.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAL: Zunino…I’d starting Cole… Alvarez

      • JAL says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Sorry that I was unclear. I was saying, drop Henderson for Greene? OR Drop Henderson for Tai Walker? I went with dropping Hendo for Greene…thoughts? Walker may have higher ceiling but Greene higher floor (for this year), or am I off?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Greene

  44. JeffFromTallahassee says:
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    Who do you drop for Chase Headley?

    Morales, Moustakas, A-Rod, Mark Canha

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @JeffFromTallahassee: any of those, if you actually own all 4 you are in pretty deep(that’s what she said) league, which really makes it weird to see headley out there. probably mostsuckass.

  45. Tony C says:
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    What pitcher, if any, would u drop this week to pick up a catcher (Weiters on my DL), Descalfani, Volquez, or Eovaldi? Catchers available: Norris, Yasmani, Ramos and Russ Martin. Lots of pitching cats in my league which favor SP so not much available FA pitching is left as u can probably see.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: DeSclafani…Norris

  46. ashtray says:
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    Thinking about dropping Hutchison for Ottavino. I like Hutch’s strikeout potential but a homer-prone guy in the AL East is usually a bad combo. Other pitchers I could lose are Shelby, Paxton, Fiers or Burnett.

  47. Nico says:
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    I knew I should have put in Boxberger over Peavy last week (weekly lineup changes)… So now I’m tempted to drop Skeevy Peavy for Colon. You’re the only one that could talk me off of that ledge, but boy does his K/BB ratio look good.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Nico: Just watched that movie last night, ‘Man on a Ledge’, was that you? haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nico: I’d go Colon, Peavy looks injured

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Nico: Only if you get to count his batting stats as well.

      • Nico says:
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        @The Great Knoche: I forgot my league had a stat called, “Number of times batting helmet flies off.” Colon is leading the league!

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @Nico: i don’t generally watch any of that stuff, but the colonic event would be wonderful.

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          @Nico: imagine if you had him and Carlos Gomez on the same team. Helmet losing category locked up week 1.

  48. TimBuckTwo says:
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    My Peavy for his Jimmy Nelson?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @TimBuckTwo: DO IT, before he changes his mind!

  49. Will says:
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    should i drop Fiers for Pomeranz? Or wait and see what Fiers does next start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Will: Give him another start

  50. drew Stanton says:
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    12 team 8×8 rotola what do you think of this trade..
    I get:
    M.harvry
    M.latos
    B.posey
    I give:
    S.marte
    C.davis
    H.street

  51. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Oh how i was looking forward to saying “Told ya so!” after every Holland shut out this year. Instead, the only thing Derek will be shutting out is his bedroom. If ya ain’t winning, and ya got that gross dutch-stache, then you ain’t gettin none! And that’s me quoting the disgusting population of Arlington women

  52. Oppo Taco says:
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    Myers/Fiers or Garrett Richards. What side do you want there?

  53. dk says:
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    So what’s the ETA on Salazar? Early May?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dk: Depends on injuries in Indians staff… It’s hard to say… Maybe May, maybe June, maybe August

  54. Steve says:
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    Would you pick up Marsnick over Aoki or Kennys as bench depth?

  55. latroyme says:
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    latroy is my boy dont be coy…

    what side would you want on these:

    1) james shields/ aj pollock FOR Joey Bats
    2) shields/ avisail garcia FOR Dee gordon
    3)shields/ alex gordon FOR dee gordon

    4) shields FOR chris archer

    • latroyme says:
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      @latroyme: @latroyme: in regards to the dee gordon side, if it were kolten wong instead how would that impact it?

      i assume you prefer Dee > kolten?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @latroyme: Bats…Gordon…Gordon…Archer

  56. latroyme says:
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    fiers and chris archer FOR dee gordon.

    james shields/pablo FOR nolan arenado

    I heard shields threw like 115 pitches and his velocity was way down at the end, true or no? i’m trying to dump him if true.

    • Cram It says:
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      @latroyme: That’s a silly reason to want to dump him.

      • latroyme says:
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        @Cram It: dump may have been the wrong term. i’d still be trading for a need (2b and speed). if james shields keeps this up i’ll lose the deal, butwho knows

  57. Boomer19 says:
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    Looking for a utility bat. Cron, Aramis and marisnick are available. Who’s the pickup? No outstanding needs.

  58. Mac McMacinmac says:
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    Duda started against a lefty on sat. They are not platooning him, but will rest him against some lefties until he proves he can hit them.

  59. latroyme says:
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    would you drop fiers for any of the following:

    shane greene, C-mart, archie bradley

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: interesting c.mart has kept supremacy over greene in these grass is always times.

  60. papasmurf says:
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    Yeah I imagine the only reason to draft Derek Holland is if you thought you were drafting Greg Holland.

    Dude! Ah! I sure learned my lesson yesterday. I sat Duda and started Hosmer vs. CJ Wilson. I figured KC would beat up said Wilson. They scored 9 but the Hos went a spectacular 0 for 5. Zoinks.

    I lamented missing out on Chris Hatchet on opening day by minutes, but turns out I got lucky.

  61. BrownL says:
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    Unsexei Alexei Ramirez was dropped in my 12-team 6×6 roto league (AVG, OPS). Currently starting Brad Miller at MI spot while Rendon is on the mend. No brainer pickup, or hang on to Miller for the upside?
    (Other MI starters: Walker and Danny Sanny)

    • Jason E. says:
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      @BrownL: Weird, same thing happened in my 12 teamer and I have Brad Miller. For what it’s worth, I immediately put a claim in for him and would be dropping Miller. I think he’s worth the add.

      • BrownL says:
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        @Jason E.: I think you’re right, but as an M’s fan I really want Miller to have a good year.
        Also, it’s good to know we’re not in the same league. I worry about the day when my league-mates discover this site.

        • Jason E. says:
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          @BrownL: Lol I tell people I use Bleacher Report. I like my leagues when I know I am the only one using Razzball. But then I feel bad because I feel like I should share this site because it is a valuable asset, but I like having a slight advantage lol.

        • Jason E. says:
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          @BrownL: And the Mariners have a solid squad! I love Seager and Taijuan Walker! I am a Tigers fan. Hope they keep the good start rolling, but I think the M’s have a better shot this year!

  62. FunkeTown says:
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    Nice move hiring Todd Hoffman from Gold Rush (posing as JFoh) !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FunkeTown: Oh my God, best call of the year… HA!

  63. JSF says:
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    Hi Greay,

    I watched Joe Kelly’s start on Saturday (having picked him up as a streamer), and I must say, I came away pretty impressed.

    Sure, the Yankees lineup is not what it used to be, and they were coming off a marathon game the night before, but his stuff was impressive.

    He was routinely hitting 98 on the gun even in his last inning, even topped out at 99. And his fastball is anything but straight. Lots of late life. He got through the game using mostly his fastball, but he also broke off some nice tight breaking balls that got some whiffs and showed a changeup that stayed down in the zone at 85.

    He lost the zone a little bit in the 2nd, and loaded the bases with one out. He gave up a sac fly and then got a big K to get out of the jam.

    I don’t like his next start vs BAL, but he could be a sneaky good arm for the Red Sox. They don’t have anyone with his kind of stuff in the rotation, so if he can maintain his control, he will have some value with that lineup behind him. If people like Wade Miley and Masterson, why not Kelly? He has some upside at least.

    • JSF says:
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      Also, sorry for butchering your name Grey!

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @JSF: Not sure which Joe Kelly you were watching, but this is from the Boston Herald:

      Joe Kelly’s second pitch registered 96 mph. His sixth pitch touched 97. He was routinely in the mid-90s,

      I M the correction police, I state the facts and nothing but the facts..

      • JSF says:
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        Nitpicking a little bit. He was sitting 95-96 for the most part, but he hit 98 quite a few times. When I say routinely, it means he was able to get it up there seemingly at will when he needed it, even late in the game. I didn’t notice a fastball below 94 when I watched.

        Anyway, the velocity is definitely there and he has some pretty ridiculous movement. The YES guys were marveling at the late movement he was getting on his fastball, no matter which area he was pitching to.

        All I’m saying is if he can maintain any kind of control, he will be a good addition for the Red Sox and he has way more upside than Miley or Masterson.

        Also, Pedro Martinez seems to like him a lot and I like Pedro a lot, so there’s that too ;)

        • JSF says:
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          Yeah, that writeup sounds a lot more like the start that I watched.

          Not much contact overall and certainly no hard contact. Lots of whiffs on the fastball and breaking ball and just a ton of movement on everything.

          If Kelly can find any consistency, he could be a bit of a sleeper.The stuff is absolutely legit.

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @JSF:

      Knocks on Kelly. Never thrown more than 124 innings in a season at any Professional level. And he was already sore armed in the spring. K rate projects to about 6.5/9 and a 3+ BB/9. He’s got that Eovaldi skill set where he’s got velocity but with that heavy sink on the two seam, his m.o. is inducing weak contact rather than k’s. I also kind of like him and I think there’s an interesting arm there but he’d need to sustain something for me to be at all interested. I think the most likely outcome is an erratic next couple of starts and some roller coaster stuff from him. Both Miley and Masterson have a much better track record for both eating innings and producing at the MLB level. Worth keeping an eye on though.

      • JSF says:
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        Oh, there is definitely nothing in his career numbers that leads us to believe he could outperform Miley and Masterson this year, and I am certainly not expecting it.

        I just think he has more upside than those two after watching him. I never thought of him as more than a streamer, but that start was pretty impressive, depleted lineup or not.

        Also saw a tweet saying that Pedro said in March that he sees a lot of himself in Joe Kelly. Now it is obviously ridiculous to compare the two, but I think Pedro knows an interesting arm when he sees one. Kelly is on my radar now and I am willing to give him another start or two before cutting bait.

        We’ll see how he does against Baltimore in Fenway.

        • GhostTownSteve says:
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          @JSF:

          Good stuff.

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @GhostTownSteve: as a STL’ian i’m completely behind oakey here as i’ve seen many kelly starts. Miley probably could have less upside, Masterson clearly has more, see 2013.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JSF: I hear ya

  64. Jon says:
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    I need to drop a DL-eligible guy for Gomes: Saunders or Parnell? Or I can drop Gomes, of course, too. I added Martin in my 1-catcher league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Drop Gomes

  65. dem ribbies says:
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    Sup Grey?

    Gomes going down was a major buzzkill. I already picked up a $3 Vogt and now have to drop someone b4 first game today. Who would you drop?

    Drop $16 Gomes and just roll w/ Vogt?
    Drop $3 keeper DL stash on Yu Darvish and DL Gomes?
    Drop $5 DL stash on Hunter Pence and DL Gomes?

    Kind of leaning toward the first option, figuring Gomes might have a tough road to recovery being a Catcher w/ a knee problem & Yu/Hunter are nicely priced as dynasty assets. What do you think?

  66. 740 says:
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    great read Grey! 10teams h2h 5x5cat….need help with power…. pick one.. Belt, Headley, A.Garcia… Zunino and Howard are also on the wire bu, both AVG stink.. Thoughts?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Thanks! Avisail

      • 740 says:
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        @Grey:

        my bad Grey, forgot to add Marisnick.. still got Avisail or him as well?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, Avisail

  67. Charles says:
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    Good morning Grey. As usual, great morning reads! I’m in a 10 team points league with heavy scoring on pitchers (50 pts per win, -15 pts per loss, 2.5 per K, -2.5 per ER, -1 per BB)

    In our league pitchers are valued more than hitters. Jeff Samardzijia was dropped and I burned my waiver on picking him up. This is a very competitive league. What’s your take on Samardzijia this year? He had a horrible spring and first start. His second start was better but he still gave up 4 ERs. Is there a reason why he was dropped? Is there something I don’t know?

  68. booya says:
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    Better option for tomorrow…Desclafani @ cubs or Hellickson @ padres?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @booya: I’d look at SON Hellickson

  69. c0wfunk says:
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    picked up familia and now have too many closers and am looking to flip storen into another highish outfielder.

    I was targeting Carlos Gonzalez and offered storen and alex wood for him.

    Was counter-offered matt holiday for storen.. what do you guys think about that one?

    • c0wfunk says:
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      @c0wfunk: I went for it.. still wondering what you think. Thanks as always for the writeups and advice

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @c0wfunk: would the guy have canceled if you waited a few hours?

        • c0wfunk says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: also the more i looked, the more obvious it got that it was the right choice for me :)

          • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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            @c0wfunk: i’ve seen jackass owners attempt that tactic, “i’m gonna pull this offer if you don’t get back to me in 40 minutes with final decision” or some b.s. Really asinine to both do this and 2nd to think it will actually make you decide anything differently than you would’ve.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @c0wfunk: I don’t like Holliday, but would’ve taken it… No problem

  70. Derrick says:
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    Rosario, Zunino or Montero?

    Thanks.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Derrick: Flowers

    • M att says:
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      @Derrick:

      Same dilemma as yourself.
      Just dropped Montero for Zunino

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Derrick: easy zunino on that one.

  71. uncdrew says:
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    I went to add Marisnick on my ESPN iPhone app and it said:

    “Do you really really want to add J. Marisnick to your team?!?”

    Well now I’m not sure. ESPN, are you trying to tell me something?

  72. Jon says:
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    I have room to add a guy in a bench spot. No particular position needed right now – just looking for upside in a 10-team league. Options are:

    Snider, Fowler, Ackley, Schoop, Gyorko, Cron, Lind, Butler, Mauer, Jose Ramirez, Middlebrooks, McAllister, Gausman, Osuna, Delgado, Marshall

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Snider

  73. Exactly says:
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    lamb or castellanos short term?

  74. Cram It says:
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    Nate Karns!

    • MattTruss

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      *Slow Clap*

      I actually used him vs MIA though, NL, big park, yada^3. I might be turning over a new leaf on your boy. It was one start, but I’m watching him. Keeping my Cram eye on him.

      • Cram It says:
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        @MattTruss: Haha. Juuuuuuust saying, you keep that eye on him.

  75. Blake says:
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    Grey,

    I have gyrko as my 2nd baseman and he is killing me! I have zobrist as my SS, I could slide him over to 2nd and pick up a SS – Here is who is available for 2nd and SS on my waiver wire (I only get 12 adds the whole season so let me know if it is worth it over the long haul plus I am in a pts league that favors power hitters)

    2B
    Devon Travis
    Jace Peterson
    Stephen drew (can also play short)
    B Phillips
    Solarte
    Odor
    S Gennett

    SS
    Simmons
    Iglesias
    B Miller
    J lowrie
    Segura

    Should I pickup any of these? I can drop Aaron hill who is on my bench

    • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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      @Blake: Yeah – I dropped Gyrko too a few days ago. After his spring and his first few games and being benched, what, twice already? It’s looking like the Padres should have kept Jace Peterson and offered Gyrko in that Upton deal with Atlanta. Jace isn’t killing it, but he isn’t a whiff machine either. I have hatred for Gyrko.

      • Blake says:
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        @Hieronymous Lohse:

        you suggest Jace out of the players above?

        • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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          @Blake: Sorry for the confusion, Blake.

          No, I’d trust Grey’s advice over my own every single time.

          He’s right about Travis, btw.

          I just meant in the actual real-world trade that the Padres did with the Braves they should have perhaps kept Peterson over Gyrko in the trade. But the Braves wanted prospects so maybe that difference would have scuttled the deal.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: we’ve crossed the “gyorko line” in the sand, yesterday gyorko vs travis was a coin flip, except for steals. now definite answer, and it ain’t gyorko.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  76. Jon says:
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    Need to drop an SP. Which one goes?

    Hughes, Iwakuma, Hutchison, McHugh, Shoemaker, Paxton

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Jon: gotta be hutch, but that’s pretty good depth to have to make that choice. you got koji back or sale?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Hutch

  77. Wudaben says:
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    Great write up as always! I need a some guidance with a few lingering 12 team h2h questions..

    1) Vogt or Zunino until Gomes returns? I know your stance on carrying multiple catchers but do you think Gomes is too good to drop?

    2) Pomeranz over Fiers, Hahn, Hutch or Gausman in a keeper?

    3) Stash Gausman or Rodon over Hahn, Porcello or Salazaar at the back end of a deep rotation?

    4) have to bench one of C Davis, Fielder or Moustakas.. Hittertron says to bench Davis.. What say you?

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Wudaben: hard to believe mostsuckass over crush. gomes is fine if you have DL room, no, don’t stash a 2nd catcher if one of them is injured for 6-8 weeks and you don’t have DL room.

      • Wudaben says:
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        @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: HitterTron must of had a firmware update overnight because now Mostsuckass is back down in the rankings… For a minute I thought we were going to get the Moosetacos we longed for many years ago…@Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo:

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wudaben: Thanks! 1) Zunino 2) Gausman 3) Gausman over Porcello 4) Mostsuckass

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I just dropped Gomes in one league, no DL spots left and added Vogt, I’ll be streaming Zunino but think Vogt is the real deal…..and he’s quite hilarious, which is huge for me in case his stats make me cry.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Someone dropped your doppelganger above

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I hate to ask this but which doppleganger, I have so many

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Todd Hoffman

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I didn’t know that one, he’s added to the list. Its funny back in the day I got Eric Gagne all the time.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I could see that

  78. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    A-Rod is proving a pretty damn adequate fill-in while waiting for Kris Bryant to get called up.

    Worried that the Cubs recent couple of wins and Scott Boras’ big mouth and the MLBPA complaining loudly about service time might all conspire to compel Theo to keep Bryant down longer than everyone is predicting – which would this Friday.

    I can see Theo keeping him down just to squelch all the “conspiracy” talk. If Theo DOES bring Bryant up on day 13 of the season it will confirm Boras’ and the MLBPA’s complaints and suspicions. Maybe if they’d all shut up Bryant can come up.

  79. osnam says:
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    whats up! so i was just offered I. Desmond, J. Werth, and M. Cain for A. Rios and D. Keuchel. I have Segura as my SS right now and my SP would be fine without Keuchel. I don’t really need Cain or Werth but I’d love to get Desmond. Should i do it? He also has Homer Bailey who i can try and get instead of Cain. Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @osnam: Desmond side

  80. David's Price says:
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    Quick question.. Weekly lineup and I have to have it set by first game today. We can start 9 pitchers total in a 5×5 roto league. Which 1 do you start between these 3? Fiers (1 start @ STL), Koji Uehara (coming off DL), or Weaver (1 start @ HOU)?

      • David's Price says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! 1 more weekly question Fiers @ STL or Peavy at home vs. ARI?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fiers

  81. SallyCips says:
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    Morning!

    First, completed a trade over the weekend, gave up Samardjza, got OZUNA. Pretty good at SP, but needed a second LF eligible OF to go along with Gardner who sits occasionally. In that draft I had the OZ ready to roll and he was chosen (91) right before me. Shark was consolation, so happy to make the switch especially after his two start Sox debut.

    Next I switched out Hutch (sorry, broski) for Paxton. Yeah it’s a tough start, but you don’t win by being SAWFT. My RP stats will continue to take a beating for the time being, so I’ll need the SPs to win some cats.

    Finally, have to disagree about the Yanks being a complete pushover despite age, and you kinda brushed that away in your blurbs about Kelly and Buchholz. Same team different results., y’know?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SallyCips: Kelly was going against a team that just played 19 IP…

      • SallyCips says:
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        @Grey: Apologies! I missed the 5 hrs of sleep part! I thought you were just excusing the Yanks as old, not old and tired.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

  82. Mike says:
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    Held on to Cecil, drop him for Ottavino?

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Mike: over under on this exact ? being asked from today through say end of thursday? we can chinese auction it, so i’ll say 22 times, others can either take the over, under, or make your own number, and if you do that i can pick either side of your number. As far as the answer, that ain’t easy peasy..

  83. Wilsonian says:
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    16 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, L, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    Lost Yan Can Cook and picked up Avila. Yan has to be on the bench because I already have Parnell in my DL slot. I can use another bat, and want to pick up Marisnick. What is the move?

    1) Drop Parnell and put Yan in my DL slot?
    2) Drop Snydergaard? We don’t have an N/A slot

    *it should be noted that I have Familia, but my league is seriously closer happy, and there isn’t anything available. I just happened to get lucky and snag Grilli, Familia, and Castro after the draft as I didn’t draft a single closer

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      @Wilsonian: sounds like they are only 2nd in timely closer happiness to you, since you’ve obtained 3 closers in about 5 days or so.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @What’s a Drexl?: I just happened to snag Grilli as soon as my phone told me that Kimbrel was traded, same thing with Familia that as soon as Mejia went down I grabbed him. Then I rolled the dice on Castro and won that. Just happened to beat everyone to the punch. This is a keeper league, and some people kept closers. And then people were taking closers in the first round of actual drafting. I just think it’s funny how I didn’t draft a single one and still ended up with 3.

        • What's a Drexl? says:
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          @Wilsonian: it is funny, and starts to speak to the idea of not drafting any of them on purpose (except top 4 type MAYBE) being a perfectly good strategy. Look how many low end or even middle drafted ones lost jobs already
          mejia/hawkins (very low ranked)
          cecil (low ranked, but with solid skills)
          benoit (skills very high, nor did he even do anything wrong)
          rodney (probably better of low end types, quite close to coughing it up)
          betances (WAY TOO highly drafted, can’t even leave camp with full job)

          Meanwhile a LOT of the middle tiered types i own everywhere have either been terrible or had no save opps (perkins, allen,cishek)

          • What's a Drexl? says:
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            @What’s a Drexl?: add casilla with few opps. so really kimbrel/rosie/k-rob only solid investments so far. maybe britton too.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yup

  84. Grant says:
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    Would you drop Kennys Vargas for Jimmy Nelson or Devon Travis? Or hold?

    Would you drop Ike Davis for Jimmy Nelson (if you needed the pitching?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grant: Yes… Travis…Nelson

  85. Project Merkin says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Love the extra long Monday write ups and I totally forgot about Dan Pants doing the Saturday write ups too, what a pleasant hung over surprise. When are the Sunday write ups coming?! Give my razz-subscription money to someone and let’s get it done!

    Anywho! I was sick of playing the shizzy closepacolypse game and this year drafted Roldy, then Feliz Britton and Reed. (I know the last three aren’t great but whatevs). Would you hold on to Roberto Osuna for those sweet K’s and potential for a crazy-good year, or go with anyone else from your buy column? There’s no one on the waiver wire making my pants move but I just don’t want to waste a roster spot if Suna is just gonna be a 7th inning holds machine. Or do I?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Project Merkin: Ha, thanks! I’d hold Osuna, but I don’t know who you’re debating

  86. Malicious Phenom says:
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    More bad elbow news:

    Henderson Alvarez is having an MRI on his right elbow

    Marlins’ starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez has struggled out of the gate this season and will have an MRI on his right elbow according to the Miami Herald’s Clark Spencer. Alvarez allowed four runs in five innings in a loss on Sunday to the Tampa Bay Rays. Alvarez is 0-2 on the season having allowed six runs in 12 innings pitched.

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Grey: Who do you think would go into the Marlins rotation for Alvarez, if he is indeed done?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Phelps

  87. burningbridges247 says:
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    Thoughts about starting G. Cole today against Tigers?

  88. Big Al says:
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    Fighting off a cold, working crappy 5am shifts, you still make me giggle. Down 3-8-1 to a guy who drafted 5 top starters last week in my money league…but I’m 3rd in both my RCLs!

    Please help me pick 5 to start this week. 6×6 OPS weekly H2H.

    K Davis, (Wainwright, Lynn, Cole, 3 other easy matchups)
    N Aoki, (He’s hot, fairly easy matchups at home all week)
    M Ozuna,(4 Pretty easy starts, then Colon?, DeGrom & Harvey)
    M Taylor, (7 games, @BOS first 3, all easy starts except Hamels)
    M Betts, (Strasburg, J Zim, Gio, then 3 cupcakes at home)
    W Middlebrooks, (6, all easy starts except Lester? )
    M Canha, (4 easy, Ventura & McHugh)
    A DeAza, (5 out of 6 righties, only tough start Pineda)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big Al: Thanks! K Davis, (Wainwright, Lynn, Cole, 3 other easy matchups)
      N Aoki, (He’s hot, fairly easy matchups at home all week)
      M Ozuna,(4 Pretty easy starts, then Colon?, DeGrom & Harvey)
      De Aza
      M Betts, (Strasburg, J Zim, Gio, then 3 cupcakes at home)

  89. Jonathan g says:
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    Is Gyorko worth holding onto in a 12 team league as a bench 2b? I could pick up Reddick, canha, kendrys, or a different bench outfielder (5 of league)

  90. Phil of the Future says:
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    Sup, Grey!
    I waited three hours for you at that restaurant we like on Saturday. What gives? I had to eat alone, Grey. ALONE!

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: I did. It was awful. And my soup was cold when it came out.

        Quick question for you. You hearing anything about Schoop’s quad? Tempted to get him in my lineup this week but I need to lock it in by the 1 PM games. Not sure if he’s gonna miss a few days.
        I could bench him for Asdrubal, or Leonys. Thoughts? Penny for em?

        • Grey

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          Bench for Leonys

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Thx, G. I actually misspoke there. I could play any two of those three guys.

            Would you play Schoop and Martin and bench Asdrubal? or go with Asdrubal and Leonys? Sorry, I’ve been eating paint chips.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Asdrubal and Leonys

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: Yeah, that’s what I was figuring. You’re the man. Thx.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: By the way, I’m starting Graveman again. I also like getting kicked in the balls. And nipple clamps.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yikes, good luck

  91. Abe Froman says:
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    Gyorko or Semien [insert dick joke here], ROS?

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: and the gyorko line streches all the way to semien….. hmm.

  92. Greatest Show On Dirt says:
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    Good morning!

    12 Team H2H 5×5 (daily moves)

    Brett Lawrie or Mike Moustakas ROS?

  93. The Lurve Guru says:
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    Two start pitcher question for everyone:

    ESPN has Jose Quintana listed as a two start pitcher, but I don’t see Noesi listed anywhere. Are they skipping Noesi this week, or is ESPN wrong about Quintana’s two starts this week?

  94. Nick says:
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    Grey,

    one just dropped Taijuan !!

    my “revamped” pitching staff is :
    Sonny, Shields, A.Wood
    Chris”K”Archer! Shoemaker
    Dany Norris, Shane Greene
    which of the (last?) ones would you drop for TJ?

    just followed your advice on Ottavino (dropped Evan Marshall and Brian Shaw)
    my RPs are Cody, Grilli, Castro and Otta + KJ on DL (we count holds)

    an other one dropped Steve Pearce
    my only “droppable” hitter is Castellanos, who i’m using as Carpenter backup at 3B
    or you’d maybe better get Headley over him?

    i was high on Marisnick last year and it didn’t happened,,,
    now i own Ozuna monkeing around instead!! ;) and Khris Davis …OF
    also i was thinking to add Gose pop or Pompey for speed
    go rank! or go value?

    Nick the French Stick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Norris…

      • Nick says:
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        @Grey:
        So drop Norris for TJ awaiting next Norris’ start

        then? Ozuna, Kdavis ;
        or Marisinick / SPearce / Gose / Pompey? OF

        Castellanos or Headley 3B

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Headley, not sure what else you’re asking

  95. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    If Hutch or Fiers has another bad outing, would you drop either for Greene or Bauer?

  96. Fever Dog says:
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    Hi Grey,

    10-team, h2h, 5×5

    sp: kershaw, hutchison, fiers, wily peralta, shelby miller, latos, hammel, carlos martinez,alex wood
    dl: smyly
    rp: storen, britton, hawkins

    Ottavino and Nelson are both available.

    Would you drop Hawkins for Ottavino?
    Would you drop anyone for Nelson?

    I don’t know how much I’d like having THREE Brewers SPs.

  97. Bryan says:
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    Grey, I saw what SON said but would you start Zimmerman at Fenway today?

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Bryan: Start your studs

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Bryan: I disagree with Stream-O-Nator today. Love Zimmerman at Fenway. Red Sox turning around for a day game after a night game, and 2 days removed from 4 hours of sleep Versus a top 25 Pitcher.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Stream- o-nator= Smarter than me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

  98. JoeBoo says:
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    Current staff:
    Latos
    Pineda
    Hutchinson
    Cole
    Pomeranz
    Shoemaker
    C. Martinez

    Drop any of them for Jimmy Nelson?

  99. Red Barons says:
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    Y! 12-team 5×5 roto:
    Ozuna and Alex Gordon were just dropped. Is it worth a waiver move to pick up one and drop Castillo? Or am I moving sideways (assuming Castillo is up by mid-May)?
    Thanks!

  100. Phil says:
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    How worried are you about Ian Desmond plummeting down the lineup? Would you be looking to move him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil: Depends what you’re getting

  101. Jaone says:
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    Trade Vogt for Hutchinson?

  102. josh says:
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    40 man ottoneu dynasty 12 team lg. ROTO my SP are pretty deep:

    Lester Hamels Carrasco Cmart Shoemaker Pomeranz Desclafan DNorris ……Petit Corbin Stroman

    Have Wilin at Catcher but not going to be enough need another C. Deal with wire try snag a $1 catcher maybe trade down line when the need is greater or buy wieters low

    TRADE Pomeranz for Weiters even salary

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @josh: I would

  103. Jj says:
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    Should I drop Cecil for familia or ottavino?

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Jj: i’m counting this one as question number 1.5, not quite the 2nd exact same question. Jj, reference is above a little.

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: and familia is closer now, so he should be owned, certainly by you if the rest of your league hasn’t seen a box score nor read about anything for almost a whole week.

        • Jj says:
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          @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now:
          Familia actually has to clear waivers tomorrow so I don’t think I’ll get him as I don’t think he’s worth the number 1 waiver claim. Giles is also available. So I guess it would be CECIL, GILES, OTTAVINO?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jj: Familia

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        How about with this updated info?
        Familia actually has to clear waivers tomorrow so I don’t think I’ll get him as I don’t think he’s worth the number 1 waiver claim. Giles is also available. So I guess it would be CECIL, GILES, OTTAVINO?

        • Grey

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          Cecil

  104. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Looking to improve my SP, but not in a “do it now” mentally.
    Strongly believe in Carrasco. Would you offer Chapman for Carrasco?

    thanks.

  105. plasmaj says:
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    through one week, my staff of Strasburg, T Walker, Hutchison, Mccarthy, Shoemaker, Carrasco and Fiers has 51 Ks in 44.1 innings with only 11 BBs. But I am sitting with a 6.50 ERA and 1.44 WHIP.
    What the FIP?!?!

  106. Spyre says:
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    drop feliz for ottavinio?
    h2h points league with holds

  107. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    NL only H2H with counting stats only no ratios. IP and ER over ERA and WHIP. hits instead of AVG. 5 BN spots, only 1 being used on a hitter currently (rendon)
    C -hundley
    1B rizzo
    2B la stella (depth charts claim he’s playing 3B now over olt, but he’s only played three games)
    SS rollins
    3B pedro for PIT
    MI owings
    CI duda
    OF -myers/bruce/marte/crawford
    util – ruiz/wilmer (i’m not a farmer nor a MI defensively) flores
    BN -rendon
    DL – d.brown
    SP hamels/arrieta/nelson/c.anderson/peavy/burnett/haren/leake/syndergaard
    RP cishek/barrett
    P hatcher/walden

    Have 3 non-closer RP since i’m weak in saves, but hatcher is gotta go. best use of that roster spot
    1. BN bat for assorted off days of hitters, gomes/k.johnson (listed as starter, but he has less at bats than gomes)/arias/duffy (lot of at bats for backup)/ahmed (starts but is terrible)/bourjos (2 steals in 1 at bat, cheap steals)
    2. awful SP: “options” are jerome w./iglesias/hellickson/stults/matzek/marquis/butler
    3. other decent RP: delgado/marshall/diaz
    4. no pickup limit, daily-today trans, so i could use it for hitter sometimes, vulture saves others.

    Team is middle to low in hitting counting stats, next to last in saves, good at innings/K’s/wins already. (after 1 week). So i’m guessing answer isn’t grab another SP.

  108. Ghost ride the Whip says:
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    looking to replace Scooter in an ops league. Who do you like for my MI:
    DJ LeM
    Jose Ramirez
    Alex Guerrero
    Micah Johnson
    Valbuena
    Odubel Herrera

    Thanks again for the great content!

  109. KillerB says:
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    Grey — Arcia off to a slow start. You still feeling him or drop him for an early producer. Options are hitters Gose, Kiermeier, Ackley, Canha, Fowler, Span, Reddick, or pitchers Petit, Burnett, Ubaldo, Morrow, Hahn, Kelly, Lackey, Gallardo.

    Currently worst starting hitter is Werth or Cain, and team has good power. Pitchers are a little more suspect with Fiers and Quintana getting regular playing time, at least until Smyly comes back.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @KillerB: I’m holding Arcia, but be aware he has a tough week ahead. A few lefties and a couple of aces.

      You could probably drop him now and get him back in a week if you want.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KillerB: Gose if you need SBs

  110. Max says:
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    Rank your top 3 in order for standard 5 cat ROS:

    Belt, Butler, Headley, Lind, Morales, Morse, Moss, Napoli, Tex

    • Grey

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      @Max: Headley, Lind, Morales

  111. John says:
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    40 man 12 tm ottoneu lg, dynast roto. My arms pretty deep with 1500 inn limit:

    Lester Hamels Carrasco Shoemaker Cmart Dnorris Pomeranz Desclafani ……stroman corbin petit

    Have wilin at Catcher going to need more AB from C,

    Trade Pomeranz for Wieters? buy low even salary

    DIFF TEAM–trade Zunino for Weiters,
    this shallower lg would have to go without 2 catchers until he comes back more than likely?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Sure on both

  112. Relsh says:
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    Take the risk starting Guerrero over Melky this week? Would hate to see him have a fire week while riding the bench. Great Monday post as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Relsh: Nah… Thanks!

  113. Chris says:
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    H2H Points League……thinking of offering Ryan Braun for either David Price, Jordan Zimmerman or Garrett Richards. Braun looks pretty done to me so I’m trying to use his name value to get something good. Are these fair deals or should I hold?

    • Grey

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      @Chris: I’d take 1st two SPs

  114. Jonfin says:
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    Great Monday morning writeup, over 20 degrees celsius in Toronto, off from work and going to the Jays home opener…today’s gonna be a good day!

  115. jaw says:
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    need to drop aj burnett or eovaldi..10 team 5×5 h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jaw: Burnett

  116. seph meier says:
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    Pick 2 for the week: shoemaker, Paxton, morrow

    • Grey

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      @seph meier: I’d look at SON… Not Morrow maybe, no idea of matchups

  117. DancinHomer says:
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    Werth available on the wire in my 6×6 (OPS) H2H league. With him coming off the DL today, is he deserving of an add (was about to say “werth an add”…but way too cheesy)? Here’s my current roster:

    c: Gattis
    1b: Goldschmidt
    2b: Wong
    ss: Castro
    3b: Donaldson
    IF: Arenado
    OF: Harper, Cruz, Joc Pederson
    UTL: Wil Myers
    BN: Duda, Pompey, Lawrie, Kris Bryant (NA slot)

    SP: Harvey, Samardzija, Ross, Latos, Paxton, Archer, Shoemaker, Hutchison, Greene
    RP: Allen, Street, Britton

    thanks in advance

  118. Teddy Heater says:
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    Hey BFF, I picked up Kelly across the board late Friday night, figured the he’d be a solid stream as for the rest of my pitching everyone got hit pretty hard. Quick question on Pompey as I need some speed, do you see Saunders (who I have stashed on a few of my teams)return hurting his playing time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Teddy Heater: BFF! Yeah, Pompey’s gonna lose a day here and there

  119. nightpandas says:
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    Grey,

    1. Braun/A Gordon vs Dickerson/Paxton in an OBP/QS keeper?

    2. Thanks for all you do!

  120. UL's Toothpick says:
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    Is that you at the 9:37 mark ???

  121. David Brys says:
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    8 team h2h league have wietiers on dl should I go with him, Gattis, Ramos both on waivers

  122. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Weekly league double start week for Geritt Cole at home for Det and Mil.

    Is there a glossary term for starting a player when you really don’t want to? It took me all of a week to violate my “start nobody against Det” all year rule.

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: The lack of dh and both V-Mart and Cabrerra both coming off surgery idk it’s a wait n see if the put V-Mart in the field. It’s an easy start if V-Mart is relegated to pinch hitter role.

  123. Surfer dude says:
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    Hello, please rate in order the following in a 12 team, H2H, 5 OF league: Snider, K. Davis, Granderson, Blackmon, Morse, Pompay, Canha -thank you.

  124. MadMax210 says:
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    Great Recap Grey!

    Drop Danny Santana or Segura for SP help?….S Greene or J Nelson?

  125. Scott says:
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    OK, I have three SPs on DL:
    Ian Kennedy
    Garrett Richards
    Hyun Jin Ryu

    and only 2 DL slots. Any of these safe to drop?

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: Thank you muchedy!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  126. Thad says:
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    Jedd Gyorko or Brad Miller?

  127. G says:
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    In my head to head points league I was thinking of offering my samardjia, grilli, and Souza for strasburg. Souza is one of my two bench bats. I have Britton, storen, and hector rendon as relief pitchers and not worth starting grilli as
    My fourth RP each week in place of my other SPs or two start pitchers. Thoughts? Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: I’d take Stras

  128. Andy says:
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    Need two for util for weekly lineup

    Bruce 6 games 2v leftys
    Duda 7 games all vs rights
    Cain 6games

    Also have joc but was leaning against

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andy: Not Bruce

  129. ryanoger says:
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    Gomes owner…

    d’Arnaud or Ávila?

    Also, I have Rendon and Smyly on the DL (only have 2 DL spots). Should I move Smyly to stash Gomes or just drop him?

    thanks!
    ryan

  130. Tommot says:
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    I have votto Frazier and Nolan with cdavis on my bench. Need some pitching. Was thinking of trading cdavis for the following:

    Greene and Bauer for cdavis
    Bauer and samardizja for cdavis

    Which sides would you prefer?

      • Tommot says:
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        @Grey:
        So trade my cdavis for Bauer and Greene?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Samardzija

  131. Elliott says:
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    Thanks for the recap Grey, I look forward to it every Monday.

    Do you think I should drop Hosmer/Duda for Kiermaier/Morales/Canha?
    Guys like Marisnick, LeMahieu, De Aza, Ike Davis are also still on the wire as well.

    Also starting to feel itchy with d’Arnaud with Avila on the wire!

  132. Tom says:
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    Best chance of closing rest of the year – is this the right rank: Ottovino, Cecil, Grilli, Familia, Soria, Castro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: Grilli, Soria, Castro, Familia

  133. Big W says:
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    which side do you like more… 5×5 standard roto…

    Hosmer, D Santanna, Clippard or Pearce, Owings, Marte?

    • Big W says:
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      @Big W: 18 team league if it makes a difference

  134. The Fridge says:
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    Drop Eovaldi, Pomeranz or Latos for Jimmy Nelson?

  135. Need a utility guy from; Joc Pederson, Gose, Avisail Garcia, Duda, Steve Pearce, Choo, Lorenzo Cain, Prado, or Joc Pederson,. I was leaning Gose (Tigers fan) or Avisail. You liking one of these to stand out more? Thanks!

  136. los locos says:
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    Grey, running into a little bit of closer trouble this week. Cishek and Boxberger.

    Box at least looked a little decent, but Cishek is all over the place. I really don’t want to drop either guy, but I don’t see a mad rush to get one of them back. Obviously its a risk to start Cishek this week, so I have W Peralta on the bench, do I drop him for either Castro or Miller… Or do I drop Box or Cishek for one of them?

    I am rolling with Kershaw, Strausburg, Paxton, Shoemaker and Hutch.. I will leave Bauer and Fiers alone this week.

    Thanks,

  137. Whiskey T says:
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    With Werth being activated who should I drop for him out of K Morales, P Alvarez, Ortiz, Pollock, Myers? Or do I just drop Werth? 10 team points league by the way. Thanks!

  138. Scott says:
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    Marcell, did you poo in the shoe?

  139. Steve says:
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    Kennys or Kendrys?

    So many k’s and y’s

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Steve:

      Kendrys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morales

  140. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Hold Cecil or drop for Ottavino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: if not for weiss thinking COL maybe should actually try to compete this year I think we may have gotten up to 22 or so of this exact question by end of thursday. as it is only 2.5.

  141. al says:
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    Hi Grey!

    Should I drop for anyone from my team listed below for any of the following pitchers:
    SP: Shoemaker, J. Nelson, Greene, McCarthy, Norris, Hahn, Harang, Eovaldi, Cobb, Smyly, Bradley, Bailey
    RP: Cishek, Reed, Gregorson, Giles, Ottavino?

    ESPN 10 Team H2H Points; Scoring:
    HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 1B (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1), SB (+1) , CYC (+5)
    WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    (1) C: Lucroy
    (1) 1B: Freeman
    (1) 2B: Kinsler
    (1) SS: Andrus
    (1) 3B: Donaldson
    (3) OF: A. Gordon, J. Heyward, M. Cabrera
    (1) UT: JD Martinez
    Bench: (Brantley)

    (1) DL: (A. Rendon)

    (4) SP: Scherzer, L. Lynn, P. Hughes, McHugh
    (3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, Grilli
    Bench: (Paxton, Bauer, C. Martinez [SP/RP], Hutchinson)
    Bench Total: (5)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • al says:
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        @Grey: Okay thanks for the quick reply!
        I’m was tempted to stream Harang or Shoemaker today but was thinking I’d have to lose Hutch.. would he be the first to go if/when I make a move? How would you rank the available pitching now?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, stream Shoemaker

  142. Dave Corcoran says:
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    Marisnick or De Aza? Thanks Grey!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marisnick

  143. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Castro went for huge FaaB $ this weekend. In the league Magoo and I are in he went for $378 out of $1000 for the year. I am actually more on board with big FaaB spending early this year. I went 250 for Castro in two leagues and lost both bids by small margin.

    Where are all y’all on FaaB spending strategies?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Spend early, more chance to make impact on your team…

  144. The smart team says:
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    Really deep league basically no waiver wire.

    Would you rather have Gyorko at MI or just leave the position vacant most days?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  145. moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, would mind ranking these guys ROS please?

    Khris, Snider, Morales, Lind

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snider, Lind

  146. John says:
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    my Lt upside love affair w DNorris skewing me from reality with Nelson Hahn available. Also have quintana and hutchinson. Make any swaps.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea what you’re asking

      • John says:
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        @Grey: have dnorris quintana and hutch. Nelson and Hahn available. Would you drop any for those two options?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  147. John says:
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    Almost forgot shallow 2 Catchers lg trade Zunino for wieters and go with nobsrcond catcher for week or so?

  148. Thad says:
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    I think I want to drop Gyorko. I am considering Texeira or Brad Miller as a pick up.

    At 1B, I have Chris Davis, Hosmer and Lind. At MI, I have Kipnis, Kendrick and Segura.

    Suggestions? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  149. Joeg414 says:
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    Aaron Sanchez is on waivers, I could pick him up before his start against the Rays on Thursday. Worth a shot ? I would cut Osuna ( non holds league ), even so I like his K’s / IP,ERA and Whip help. Other choices to cut are : K.Vargas, DeAza, Pompey or Cron; But I think its a little too early to give up on a hitter. Whata guys think? Can Aaron bounch back for the short and long term?
    13 Team deep (with 7 bench & 2 DL spots ), mixed daily 6×6 roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Osuna

  150. Prime_Time_Players says:
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    Currently own Molina, but Vogt is on waivers… Probably the only person worth dropping from my bench. Hold or Drop?

    Bench
    Hosmer
    Sandoval
    Betts
    Cain
    Pearce
    Yelich

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  151. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Would you drop any of Shoemaker, Paxton, Hutchinson, or Kuechel for Greene?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  152. bobby bonilla says:
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    fun fact Hahn means rooster in german – so your funny has multiple layers, cake guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

  153. Dommattingly says:
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    C- Lucroy
    1B- Abreu, Frazier, Napoli, Vogt
    2B- Kinsler
    SS- Desmond, ARamirez
    3B- Zimmerman, Moustakas
    OF-Carlos Gomez, Blackmon, Melky,
    Revere, J Harrison, Gose

    SP- Cueto, Lester, Porcello, Archer, Bauer, Greene, Smyly, Fiers, Shoemaker, Ryu (DL)

    RP- Holland, Uehara, Feliz

    Should I drop Napoli and Vogt for Lind and Devon Travis? Or Lind and Avisail?

    Should I drop Porcello for Familia?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind, Avisail… Yes, Familia

  154. HighHeat says:
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    Start or sit Pineda today against Baltimore ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  155. Mr. Tibbs says:
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    Starting to feel the peer pressure to start Cole against Detroit. Decisions, decisions.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

      • Mr. Tibbs says:
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        @Grey: Such conviction. I’m sold. I’ve got the season premier of Silicon Valley to console me if things go sideways.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It was pretty solid

  156. HighHeat says:
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    Thanks! Going for it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  157. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, are you running Leake out there @CHC in a 12-team mixer?

    Thanks a gazillion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t own him

  158. Dan says:
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    Speculative roster spot use: Kevin Pillar, Jay Marisnick, or Danny Farquahar? 10 team AL only keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marisnick

  159. Mostsuckass says:
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    In a deep keeper/dyansty, would you hold Tanaka or trade him for Shane Greene?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  160. The Smart Team says:
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    Trade question…

    12 team 5×5 roto;

    Somebody offered me a 15% off coupon for JC Penny’s (now through 5/30) for Jedd Gyorko.

    Take the coupon or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coupon

      • The Smart Team says:
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        @Grey: They pulled the offer off the table :(

  161. David Brys says:
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    Own McHugh, fiers, shoemaker, Paxton, mccarthy

    Drop any one/s for smyly, Salazar, porcello, Alvarez, Hahn, colon, pomeranz, Carlos Martinez, greene, peralta

    Have open dl spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  162. Marc G. says:
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    Vogt or Ramos to replace Gomes ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vogt

  163. Gareth says:
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    Why no love for Napoli?

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Gareth: are you really that cheesed since you have him starting in an RCL since you overdrafted pitching?

  164. Robert says:
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    Hey grey!

    I have a question regarding the 2b position ; I’m in a weekly league so the roster is already locked for the week.
    My 2b is Odor, I figured I give him an extra week or two. If he struggles this week would you wait & see for next week?

    Or potentially drop him for one of these;
    Neil Walker, Howie Kendrick, Devon Travis, Marcus semien (2b/3b), DJ LeMahieu, joe panik, Alex Guerrero, jedd gyorko.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  165. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    Need a hot shmotato, mixing and matching with utility spot.

    Could you rate the following to ride the streak:

    Cahna, De Aza, Marisnick, Snider, Vogt, LeMahieu, Mostsuckass?

    • Elliot

      Elliot says:
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      @Elliot:
      Also, drop CJ Wilson to pickup Ottavino?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snider, Marisnick

  166. booya says:
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    7×7 H2H w/ OPS, XBH, K/9 & QS

    Would you rather have Strasburg or AGonz?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stras

  167. Emily Bonerface says:
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    Castro, Ottavino or Miller in a 5×5 Saves league with 5 SP and 2 RP, only 20 moves for the season? Got Kimbrell, with Kenley coming back in May.

    Have you watched Life and Times of Tim? Because I just re-watched Season 3 and it’s still the greatest comedy of our generation – feel like ya’ll would love it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Never seen it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool, will check it out

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cougs likes it, btw

          • Emily Bonerface says:
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            @Grey: Great. Nothing brings couples closer than cartoons.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  168. Mike g says:
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    Keep 3 semien, jace Peterson, marisnick, kiermaier, souza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Jace

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh and not Kiermaier

  169. tone DEAF! says:
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    Please rank these for H2H 12-team points league : semien, b.miller, j. Ramirez, jace p.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramirez

  170. Five-On-One says:
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    For ROS, can you please
    (1) rank Snider, Arcia, Jennings, A. Guer
    (2) rank Miller Jose Ramirez, Devon Travis, A. Guerrero.
    Thank you, sir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snider… Ramirez

  171. thomas says:
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    Open UTIL spot in a 12-team h2h league, I have Billy Hamilton so steals have not been a issue.

    I can either put Snider, Morales or bid on Danny Santana to come off waivers tomorrow with my FAAB,

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snider

  172. Krusher says:
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    Grey,
    Im a wong honk. and I was just offered wong for rendon. Should i do it?

    • Krusher says:
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      @Krusher: also its a 8 team pts league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Wong

    • Krusher says:
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      @Krusher: Thanks man Your knowledge is music to my ears

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        It’s the nasally Jersey accent

  173. Rich says:
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    Which catcher would you go with? Ramons, Norris, Vogt? Thanks!

    • Rich says:
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      @Rich: obviously meant Ramos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Norris

  174. herschel says:
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    @Grey: ok to drop gausman for ottavino or farq?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Ottavino

  175. MikeY says:
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    Start osuna or kiermaierr?

    Drop Peavy For nelson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do you mean Ozuna? I’d go Nelson

      • MikeY says:
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        @Grey: yes ozuna

  176. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft, would you trade daniel murphy for pompey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  177. Steve says:
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    In a 10 team league, hold on to K.Davis, A.Garcia, Arcia, L.Martin, Danny Santana, Eovaldi? Or drop one/two for someone like Vogt, Semien, Snider, Travis, Nelson, Paxton, Duffy, Pomeranz, Miguel Castro? Thank you Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snider over Davis

    • Cram It says:
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      @Steve: Flowers

  178. J-FOH says:
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    Did you and Michael Brantley go for a DeLorean ride back to 1977 to see Lynard Skynard in Oakland?

    http://www.tubechop.com/watch/5703650

    A commenter posted the whole video in an RCL message board. I chopped it for you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He posted it above

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: didnt see it, but did he chop it?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  179. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    I’ve got a very strong bullpen in a standard, 12 team, H2H. My team is a bit light on speed but competitive, what type of return would you shoot for for Holland?

    My main targets at the moment are Yelich or Dozier due to being on a team desperate for saves…do you prefer one to the other?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich

  180. John says:
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    Just read Rockies insider Weiss said Hawkins is out for time being expect to see Ottavino to be chances.

    I have Boxberger, and mcgee. Drop mcgee for Ottovino or just roll with that combo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  181. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft, which side: cano/morneau for pujols/d murphy?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols

  182. Lucky Strikes says:
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    Great article as always. Regular reader, first time questioneer.Everyone seems high on Nelson thus far; my bottom pitcher is W. Peralta in a 10 team H2h with QS. Other pitchers pretty strong, top guys are Scherzer, Sale, Hamels, Lester. Worth grabbing Nelson for W. Peralta?

    Thanks for the response

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Sure, I could see switching to Nelson from Wily… Worth the upside gamble in a shallow league

  183. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Gerrit Cole is tossing the good stuff today vs. Detroit…
    6 INN – 1 H – 8K/1BB

    Looks nasty!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Please don’t jinx him

      • Oppo Taco says:
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        @Drexel Hill Dragons: @Grey: too late….clint hurdle should have let the kid try to get out of that jam. Dont like this bullpen move

        • Oppo Taco says:
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          @Oppo Taco: nvm :D

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Drexel Hill Dragons: got jobbed on a few close calls but all told, I will take it!

  184. Oppo Taco says:
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    Fiers/Myers or Brantley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley

  185. Gareth says:
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    Why no love for my Napoli question?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure what you’re asking

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: I asked why you’re down on Napoli, but my question was bypassed.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          See my rankings, nothing’s changed on Napoli

      • Gareth says:
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        Mookie Betts. So overrated.

  186. Dommattingly says:
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    Missed Familia. Drop Porcello or Shoemaker for Ottavino?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Dommattingly: certainly porcello.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

  187. goodfold2 says:
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    official, OTTO loves to get blotto (but from overuse not available today), betancourt would go today. might drop diaz for betancourt in vulture spots, just in case he nails and keeps job again.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: also grabbed joba (i so hate joba) in other spots for vulturing, hoping Cole gets got right here (no offense to anybody with Cole as ace, i would’ve gone him too, but people reached farther for him than arrieta/carrasco mostly this year)

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: MF’ing doctor castellanos!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: yr cole will nearly certainly hold up with a win now. had i known about otto/betancourt hours ago i would’ve gone betancourt over joba anyway for today. diaz has worst matchup vs lester of all these guys.

  188. Gareth says:
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    Bases loaded nobody out.

    Yeah that dude earlier totally jinxed Cole.

    • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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      @Gareth: My bad. Cole must have heard my clickety clack internet typing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ended up not that bad

  189. Gareth says:
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    No shares in Gerrit personally, just want to see the Tigers get beat.

    Brutal weekend for the tribe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I own Cole all over the place

  190. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. dozier for myers/arch bradley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers

  191. montysep says:
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    Should I drop K. Vargas for T. Snider?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      @montysep: but not in very deep leagues if it’d be unlikely to get vargas back later, referenced above when i asked similar question. Canha was also ahead of Vargas if regular sized league.

  192. Henry says:
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    Hey Grey, 10 team 5×5 h2h weekly. Would you drop Eaton, Avisail, or Quintana for Shane Greene?

    my other starters: Arrieta, Carrasco, Degrom, G. Cole, Keuchel.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana

  193. Jay says:
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    Best 1B option
    Belt
    Kendrys
    LaRoche

    Ok to drop gyorko with Travis fostered? Just a fill in for rendon (hopefully)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LaRoche… Sure on Gyorko

  194. J-FOH says:
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    Did you watch the premier of Silicon Valley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, of course

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: next time you have a negotiations meeting you need to out your balls on the table to get what you want

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s over the line…Over the line between 12 and 50 million!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: you’re a slut

  195. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    20 teamer with holds and saves. H2H. 5 RP. barrett/jepsen/castro/a.miller/j.peralta with koji/mcgee, koji off today. i can wait to see how he looks first, i don’t have other moves to make. but when he looks ok who gets the axe (jepsen could have some extra value in case boxy falters at some point). at the same time i don’t want 4 closers to 1 holds guy. 3-2 in either direction is optimal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

  196. Swfcdan says:
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    Hot damn Gerrit. I guess that shows you shouldn’t second guess sitting your better SPs in tough matchups, even in shallower leagues. Really thought he could get battered today.

  197. Swfcdan says:
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    Well done Ausmus leaving Anibal out to the wolves, you BUFFOON.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  198. Gareth says:
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    Is “Gerrit” like the redneck version of “Gareth?”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  199. Nolan Arenado says:
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    Thoughts on dropping Khris Davis, Belt, or Avisail Garcia for Farquhar? 12T H2H and theyre all bench bats I couldn’t pass up near the end of the draft. No one has bit on swapping one for a cheap closer yet (or even swapping Wil Myers for someone like Feliz). Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  200. stuff says:
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    MOOOOKIE

    Slam and 2 for 1 legs. Betts is all about value today.

    Hawkins out as closer btw in case it hasn’t been mentioned.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @stuff: And who’s in? Better be the otter.

      And yep gotta love the MOOOOK.

  201. Anyone else streaming Duffy? Seems like just about anyone pitching @ Minny is a good bet…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, don’t mind that stream, I’m not though

  202. ashtray says:
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    Am I hearing this right that it’s Betancourt and not Ottavino? Would you touch Betancourt with my team?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @ashtray: no no, just today, betancourt, since ottavino has been overused and is off today. that being said betancourt is probably best vulture job today, with very very outside (hopefully outside) chance of having great save, and you know some managers, “hey it worked once….”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I grabbed Betancourt, but would own Ottavino first

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: not a bad idea if one has farq/ottavino/cecil and two other actual closers (one of these is str up benched, only 4 slots total for RP) to drop cecil for betancourt IF betancourt gets clean save today? cecil probably has more value right now, but it’d be good idea likely to have both COL dudes if suddenly betancourt literally might be longer term thing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If the league is shallow

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: 12 teamer with 28 man rosters, so if we assume 23 per roster is normal, that makes us a 14.6 teamer. Those extra bench spots are taken up by either a lot of SP (like i do) or way too many bench bats (like quite a few other people do). 48 total RP owned, most set up guys too, but not all. I’m not including SP/RP types, i mean bullpen, 48 guys. So i suppose that is too deep to drop Cecil if Betancourt gets save today to lock up COL? I actually have 7 RP right now including parnell/mcgee in DL slots.

  203. mauledbypandas says:
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    Wow, Nats defense is just atrocious

    • Cram It says:
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      @mauledbypandas: Desmonds 5th error already. Incredible.

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Cram It: I am almost surprised when these guys make a play!

      • @Cram It:

        Its the Yips at this point. I’m not sure what they can do, its not like they can bench one of their best bats.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Elijah: Too much pressure! Being crowned division champs before the season starts. Hey I’ll take it. Mets win/Nats lose is the best thing I could here on a spring day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond’s pathetic

    • J-FOH says:
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      @mauledbypandas: the return of Odin’s favorite son will revitalize them

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @J-FOH: I’ll be honest, he did not look very good. Looked like they rushed him back from injury. I hope for Odin’s sake I am wrong

  204. Jason says:
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    Wong and Wainright or Richards and Ventura? points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  205. Jiminy cricket says:
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    Hey grey, my catcher is Devin mesorasco & he’s missed the past two games & looks like he’s dealing with an issue with his left hip.

    I can’t do anything about it now with me being in a weekly league.
    But if mesorasco does in fact land on the DL id be able to add a catcher without dropping anyone or would you recommend to drop him?

    Here are the available catchers:
    Yadier Molina, Wilson Ramos, willin Rosario , mike zunino, Carlos Ruiz .

    Stephen Vogt is available but only listed as 1b , when will he have catcher eligibility ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zunino

      • Jiminy cricket says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks for the response grey! Would you just drop mesorasco now? Or keep him / DL him if he does get DL’d

        I need to get healthy; seems like each week I’m sick & in the Boston area it was mid 70’s today & I couldn’t even enjoy it with this stomache bug

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t drop him

  206. goodfold2 says:
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    ok, anybody actually seen
    whether melancon or zimm looked worse?
    2. (first thing’s F’ing last), is zimm hurt (such that they actually mentioned it on TV)?

    I don’t quite own melancon as much as last year, but zimm is ace in a few spots. even benched panda/bogaerts in some spots. other than 1 homer it was mostly groundouts and singles (with three put on base by his own fault completely) for zimm, compared to all XBH against melancon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimm’s hurt?

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: no no, i’m asking if anybody heard that if they watched it. he hit two guys consecutively and walked a guy, and only threw 4-3 strike to ball ratio.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: some signs of something was up when control freak goes with that ratio and hits 2 dudes back to back. Other than the homer (by box score only here), all other hits were singles, so certainly could be awful defense to blame, other than walk/2 hit by pitches.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Could be, tough opponent too

  207. John says:
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    Shallower league,
    trade Pederson and Pollock for Marte

    Then add waiver target, Snider or arm hahn nelson for example?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  208. Swfcdan says:
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    God I hate managers, and closers, and managers, and closers.

    Thats it give the gig to another over the hill 39 yr old, hopefully the same thing can happen again. And I’m just too late to Betancourt in both my leagues, FMLBBL. Drop Ottavino now?

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @Swfcdan:

      I think they’re saying Bettencourt for today because Otto pitched yesterday. I don’t necessarily thing it means he’s now the closer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  209. jake says:
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    Better anderson to steam Wednesday, chase or brett?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at SON

      • jake says:
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        @Grey: they’re about equal on SON…no preference?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know their matchups

  210. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    I went over to my neighbors house and asked her rather loudly “HAVE YOU SEEN THE DAY MOOKIE IS HAVING!?” There was a moment of silence between us. Then I realized I forgot my pants.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  211. Josh says:
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    Drop hammel or daniel norris for ottavino? I have 2 closers + McGee already and its a H2H league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hammel

  212. Boomer19 says:
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    Farq over Osuna for save speculation? Or coin flip?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Farq first

  213. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Drop Souza for kiermaier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for a few more

  214. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Keep 2 0f 3 S Greene, J Nelson, or Pomeranz ty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Pomeranz

  215. Dickerson's Jock...Strap says:
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    Pompey or Gose?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gose

  216. Project Merkin says:
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    I don’t think Latos has seen the end. I’m starting him tonight against the lowly Braves. Chalk that shellacking…by the Braves… up as a fluke.

    *pours hearty vodka drink*

    *puts on lucky merkin*

    Talk to you guys in a couple hours?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, hopefully

      • Project Merkin says:
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        @Grey: Oh thank God it’s a delay. Hopefully they cancel this one and I only have to worry about Paxton and Shoemaker.

        Wait, shiz, should I bench them too?!

        (I’m starting them, no diggity)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  217. vinman says:
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    marisnick or kaiemaier

    I have tilman should I drop for nelson?

    I have odor at 2nd/ss on the waiver is schoop, travis, lemahieu, j ramirez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marisnick… Hold Tillman… Ramirez

  218. vinman says:
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    Thanks for all your help Grey, appreciate the advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  219. Jeter North says:
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    Shane Greene or Carlos Martinez H2h?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C-Mart

  220. Jack says:
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    Rank your top 3 streamers out of the following. Can’t pick more than one per day:
    4/14 S. Greene @Pit (Burnett)
    4/15 Morrow vARI (C. Anderson)
    4/15 C. Anderson @SD (Morrow)
    4/15 Niese vPhi (Williams)
    4/17 Hammel vSD (Shields)
    4/19 McCarthy vCol (Butler)
    4/19 Hudson vAri (Hellickson)
    4/19 Paxton vTex (Detwiler)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at SON

      • Jack says:
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        @Grey: I did. I was looking for a second opinion because SON has Morrow & McCarthy as the best of this group and Greene (-5.7!) & Paxton as the worst. I like Morrow & McCarthy but I think I like Greene better than both & Paxton equal to them both. Thoughts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Greene, Paxton

  221. musky smell says:
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    Ok, I know this is way early but DAMN, xander bogaerts is showing some serious signs of breaking out this year! Not only batting .433, but his peripheral numbers look fantastic! – slugging .533 and OBP .500 while walking more than striking out…with 2 stolen bases to boot!
    Ok, trying to calm down, but with his prospect pedigree, it’s hard not to get excited…especially since I plucked him off waivers at the beginning of the season MWAHAHAH

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  222. GhostTownSteve says:
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    The phrase “wong in the 8 hole” is confusing in at least two different contexts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  223. Mookie blaylock says:
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    Grey,

    12 team mixed. But you must start 6 pitchers per week and 2 rp.

    What do you think of this? I have Wong and am being offered hamels and pomeranz for kipnis, kennys Vargas and fiers. I am stacked at hitting but my pitchers are: strasburg, carrasco, Hughes, fiers, Hahn and for now Tim Hudson (Danny Salazar). Grey friendly staff I know!

    But it is helpful in our pool to have a couple extra sp for double starts and matchups as you can’t make mid week changes.

    There are keeper ramifications, but basically it’s hamels and pomeranz for kipnis, Vargas and fiers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Hamels

      • Mookie blaylock says:
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        @Grey:

        Ok thanks a lot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  224. Boomer19 says:
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    One more utility question…Cron or Marisnick? Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marisnick

  225. SteveNZ says:
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    Er, I don’t really want to see Perkins here.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @SteveNZ: Nooooooo….

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @SteveNZ: Bloody hell.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Could’ve been worse

        • What's a Drexl? says:
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          @Grey: yeah, a lot of those mid tiered guys i own everywhere have either had no opps or been real bad lately. allen/cishek/perkins/melancon.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @Grey: Not when you’re relievers only!

          Kidding. Elsewhere, a little sign of life from Donaldson would be good.

          • GhostTownSteve says:
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            @SteveNZ:

            I’m glad I don’t own him.

          • What's a Drexl? says:
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            @SteveNZ: jesus, yeah, RP only just a bad inning here and there is really bad.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, Donaldson is due

  226. Josh says:
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    Sup with Gyorko? I drank the koolaid two years in a row, but at least this time he was pennies on the dollar and a late-late pickup. I figured I’d give him a week and it looks like thats the same leash the Padres gave him as well, benching him two days in a row now.

    Time to cut ties and drop for Jose Ramirez in a 12-teamer?

    • Josh says:
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      @Josh:

      What about in a league that doesn’t value SB as much (emphasis on power hitters), still drop Gyorko?

      Options include: Ramirez, Miller, Schoop, LeMahieu, Callaspo, Beckham, Forsythe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Ramirez

  227. corona says:
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    justin upton/pablo sandoval/james shields / m. shoemaker for todd frazier/joey bats/ arrieta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrieta side

  228. dem ribbies says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Chris Davis + Dan Norris for Strasberg? or keep the bat?

    as for 1B/3B options, have :
    1B – Goldy
    3B – Frazier
    3B – Davis
    DH – Votto

    and
    SP – Bumgarner
    SP – Gerrit Cole
    SP – Tyson Ross
    SP – Alex Wood
    SP – Yordano Ventura
    B-SP-Collin McHugh
    B-SP-James Paxton
    B-SP-Daniel Norris
    DL – Yu Darvish

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strasburg

  229. goodfold2 says:
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    ok, so likely hold cecil over betancourt (also having otto) in deepish (15ish team, 48 owned RP) leagues, but i’m guessing keeping farq vs betancourt is right on the line close, yet still farq.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betancourt over Farq

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: sick sad world, now i’m actually rooting for (short term) rodney to lock one down well, till i’m sure which part of ottoncourt gets job for sure.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

  230. GhostTownSteve says:
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    It appears that even the almighty, who controls all things ncluding the weather, yea even Himself is not eager to see Mat Latos pitch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He prolly owns him

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        He’s in a league with Gabriel and the lot. They’re all bitching behind his back. Oh sure he forgot to take Latos out of his line up aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand now it’s raining. Coincidence????

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  231. corona says:
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    man what to do with Rendon… i know you were huge on him before these knee woe’s. for my league it’s weekly h2h roto, so all i really need is him (or my entire team) to get hot in september.

    with that said, i still feel like dealing him may be the correct choice. what kind of return do you think is fair, or should i hold? for what its worth i believe i can make the playoffs without his services

    rendon for dee gordon
    rendon and chris archer for dee gordon alex wood

    thanks for your wisdom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Gordon or the one with Wood… One with Wood is better

      • corona says:
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        @Grey: thanks, are you pretty bearish on rendon ros then? this knee seems iffy. too bad i dealt a nice piece to aquire rendon preseason (before he got hurt)

        thanks for your help.

        one more question, the guy with dee likes matt shoemaker quite a bit. i know you’re not huge on closers but i do need another. do these trades change anything?

        rendon/ archer/ shoemaker FOR dee/alex wood/ cody allen (or koji uehera)

        or perhaps just

        rendon/archer/shoemaker FOR dee/alex wood

        do you prefer cody allen or koji, or does it just not matter. hah thanks. sad day writing up my “sell rendon” post
        i know the guy likes shoemaker so could get him excited.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Dee/Gordon/Allen

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Or with Koji

  232. L-Boogie says:
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    Guy in my league just dropped lester. After 1 start. Am I missing something?

    12 team, 5×5 weekly roto league. How much of a $260 budget should I bid?

    Thanks.

    • corona says:
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      @L-Boogie: i didnt keep lester (minimum keeper in my league) and my leaguemates thought i was crazy… feeling pretty good about it now.

      that being said, go get him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $31

  233. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Who do you like more this year: Quintana, Paxon or Pomeranz? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paxton

  234. SteveNZ says:
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    Pitchers suck. All of them.

    Only thing that sucks worse is the hitters I own not cashing in on my shitty pitchers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Chris Davis making me sad too. I hate the early season.

        • SteveNZ says:
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          @SteveNZ: But now with the sacks full, he has a chance to cheer me up…

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @SteveNZ: That was horrible. Looked pretty clueless.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yup

            • SteveNZ says:
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              @Grey: Just a shitty day of baseball in every direction.

              #stillearly

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Soler!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya…

  235. Jay says:
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    I have Travis at second. Rendon on DL. rotation is wood Carassco Ross Hughes McHugh shoemaker smyly rondon in my NA.

    Move wood to get Wong even though it’s normally the other way around?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey: pitching ok without wood? I feel like it might hurt more than help overall but Wong at 2B is better than Travis right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  236. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    Evan Gattis – The Oh-So-Blank-0

    Not to be confused with the long dead and forgotten “El Oso Blanco”.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMrBNeFNyvs

    And yes, that is a zero next to the “Blank”. This guy is among the worst hitters in the history of baseball when compiling stats through the first week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Awesome…

  237. musky smell says:
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    mookie put on a show today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Indeed

  238. dickerson's jock...strap says:
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    trade heyward for tyson ross?

    fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • dickerson's jock...strap says:
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        @Grey:
        ross worth more?

  239. tone DEAF! says:
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    Trevor May’s player picture looks like the kid from “We’re the Millers.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  240. Andy says:
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    Should I worry about Chris Davis as my 3b?
    6×6 h2h weekly w holds and obp
    My lineup
    C Santana
    1 Goldie
    2 Kipnis
    Ss Hanley
    3 Davis
    O Harper
    O Hamilton
    O Dickerson
    U Bruce
    U duda
    Bench Cain
    Bench pederson
    P carrasaco
    P shoemaker
    P pomeranz
    P Allen
    P Clippard
    P Boxberger
    P wade Davis
    P soria
    P Castro
    P martinez
    B ottavino
    B Hahn
    B hammel
    B walker

    Should I drop anyone to grab
    Freeze
    Moustakas
    Middlebrooks??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Hammel for Moustakas

      • Andy says:
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        Or Alex Guerrero
        What’s his deal?

  241. Kinda glad they just pulled Shelby Miller…do we have an expression yet for when your starter comes back from a rain delay and cant hit the broad side of a barn??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not yet

  242. SteveNZ says:
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    Holy Soler. That boy got muscle.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh yeah!

  243. musky smell says:
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    YESSSSSSSS JORGEEE SOLLLLERRRRR

    BOOM x2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  244. Cole says:
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    I hope Lambo’s walk up music is the loop to Mercy. O-o-o-o-o-ok

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  245. McCarthy getting shelled.

  246. pickleball says:
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    with quality starts being (or should be) a dominant category over wins, is there a term for when your guy gets 5.2 innings pitched with 0, 1, 2 , or 3 earned runs and gets pulled from the game. one out away from your stat?

  247. Carnac says:
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    Brandon McCarthy’s HR/FB rate is now above… 50%

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  248. Andrew's Favorite Name says:
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    Salvador Perez and Garret Richards

    OR

    JD Martinez and Yasmani Grandal

    ??

    Thanks.

    • Andrew's Favorite Name says:
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      ^^12 team h2h
      categories are…
      R, HR, RBI, SB, OBP, SLG, IP, QS, ERA, WHIP, K/9, SVHD

      Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

  249. Simply Fred

    Fred Barker says:
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    De Aza the one headed to the bench when Saunders healthy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wrong team

  250. jal179 says:
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    10 team h2h non-keeper. W, QS, K, ERA, WHIP, S–min 40 IP per week.

    Drop Taijuan for Addison Reed?

    Mad Max, Hamels, Richards (DL), DeGrom, Wacha, Odorizzi, Walker, Shane Greene, Holland, Cishek, Rondon, Andrew Miller current staff

    I’m weak at MI with Devon Travis and am thinking an extra closer could be used as tradebait.

    • jal179 says:
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      @jal179:

      Othewise Leonys Martin could be axed for Reed as well…. other OFs are Marte, Cruz, Yelich, Pearce, Avisail….

  251. Simply Fred

    Fred Barker says:
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    Yup. My bad. You made me smile!

    So, who gets the seat in TOR?

    • Simply Fred

      Fred Barker says:
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      @Fred Barker: Ignore. Makes little dif. Brain getting a little fried after long day.

  252. Dommattingly says:
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    drop Napoli for Jimmy Nelson, Devon Travis, Arcia, or Lind? Looking for overall value

  253. Big hit for Ethier. In the ‘It’s a small world’ category, I ended up working last year with his Uncle, Gene Ethier, who is of course a huge Dodgers fan and a softball nut. Guy is in his mid 50’s and still hitting leadoff after 3 knee operations, 2 wrists, etc. Every weekend, softball. Anytime you wanted to kill 10-15 mins, just wander over to his desk and mention the world baseball and off he would go, nicest guy you could meet. He ended up giving me a bunch of free Dodgers swag.

  254. Greg says:
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    two questions: assume you can only have one….

    Lamb, Travis, or Guerroro for a MI….who you take/keep?

    And would you take up a roster spot for Rodon or is it too murky when he’ll actually arrive?

    Okay, 3…TJ House’ last game: aberration or cause for concern?

  255. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    In a full 25% percent of my leagues – Brantley has been dropped. Is the back thing worse than what they are letting on? Do I drop my worst OF for him on every team?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ask questions in my newest post

  256. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey, second question …

    Do I pick up a Cashner and drop a Verlander?

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

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