If a tree falls in a forest, but no one drafts the tree does it make a sound?  That’s what it felt like this weekend at Razzball.  I’m sure a ton of people were angry that Daniel Murphy fractured his finger, but I heard nary a peep from the Razzball faithful.  I’m guessing because of where I ranked him.  According to FantasyPros, the top person ranked him 26th overall.  The worst ranking of him, and, oh, it’s just silly.  Some total numbskull ranked him 150th overall.  Wait a second, I’m that numbskull, and the awful ranking was actually him 26th overall.  I should’ve wrote an overrated schmohawk post for him, but I didn’t because I didn’t want to write this in February, “He’s old, and will get hurt.  End of post.  So, did everyone already take down their Groundhog’s Day decorations?”  I honestly couldn’t figure out why people were drafting him.  His projections were 22 HRs, .310.  I mean, okay, but kinda big whoop, no?  Meh, I guess it’s irrelevant now since I know none of you drafted him.  Right?  Riiiiiiight?  The good news is Garrett Hampson and Ryan McMahon should see more at-bats, and, just as I say that, the Rockies played Mark Reynolds at 1st base on Sunday.   Oh, Rockies, you dumb, dumb team, which is different than the creative team behind Dum-Dum lollipops.  They’re terrific.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Jon Gray – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Solid start to the 2019 season even if the lineup he was facing is the Marlins’ Murmurers’ Row.

Sandy Alcantara – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Alcantara sounds like a song by Dean Martin, and, if he keeps pitching like this it will be amore.  He has crazy upside but similar downside.  If his command goes sideways — literally — then he could be in for a 1 1/3 IP, 7 ER start or two, but he could also harness his command and be one of the top breakouts.  In deeper mixed leagues, I’m interested.

J.T. Riddle – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  Maybe it wasn’t Realmuto that was good in Miami, but any Jerry Tomato can succeed there.

Mychal Givens – On Saturday, 1 IP, 0 ER, 3 Ks as he got the 8th inning of a 3-1 game, and the save went to Mike Wright (2/3 IP, 0 ER), but he didn’t start the inning.  Then, yesterday, Givens (1 2/3 IP, 1 ER) came in again in the 8th and Paul Fry got the save, so…*tears up all SAGNOF of the Orioles*  I don’t know.  Bullpens are a complete mess, and soon the fantasy leagues we know and love will all be Holds+Saves leagues, because this is a shizzshow.  I haven’t dropped Givens, because he did seem destined for the save, until shizz happened in the 9th on both days.  I will now laugh myself into a crying fit that I own an Orioles’ reliever who I’m justifying reasons to hold.

Renato Nunez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer as the O’s managed to work his bat into the lineup while still playing Rio Ruiz, which brings me to, how can the O’s not work Nunez and Ruiz into the same lineup every day?

J.A. Happ – 4 IP, 4 ER.  Yankees fans watching their team struggle against the O’s, but still happy because Sonny Gray got rocked is the most Yankees fan thing ever.

Yu Darvish – 2 2/3 IP, 3 ER with seven walks.  He threw 57 pitches before a ball was put into play.  57 is also the varieties of Heinz.  Heinz is a sauce.  And Yu was throwing like a man who was sauced.  See, makes perfect sense.  Darvish’s start could’ve went worse, he could’ve ran Javier Baez over with the bullpen cart.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs, and his 1st homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Delino DeShields – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and a slam (1) and legs (1).  I told you he was a sleeper! *under breath* Twelve years ago.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .455.  Hot schmotato alert!

Lucas Giolito – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks.  As they say, “It always clicks on the 43rd career start.”

Jose Abreu – 2-for-3 and his 2nd homer, hitting .364, which is *raspberries lips*  Yoan Moncada (2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI) is hitting .462.  Now we just need our boy, Eloy (0-for-4, hitting .182).

Brad Boxberger – 1 IP, 3 ER as he entered the 7th inning.  Okay, either MLB managers think 1st-week-of-the-season games are only seven innings long, or there’s no closers this year.  Ian Kennedy closed Saturday’s game, then afterwards Ned Yost said, “Kennedy and Wily Peralta were his favorites for saves. Also, I’m retiring after this year so who gives a fu–”

Noah Syndergaard – 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. Stephen Strasburg – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Mean’s while, the guy who owns Matt Shoemaker in your league is in 1st.  Fantasy Baseball:  When You Want Your Hobby To Cause You Stress.

Trea Turner – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and a double slam (1, 2) and legs (4).  20-year-old Grey, “How sexy is that shot girl at Senor Frog’s?”  40-year-old Grey, “How sexy is Treat Urner and how he can hit a ball 400 feet and steal 70 bags?”

Sean Doolittle – 1 2/3 IP, 0 ER and the blown save, though he was an escape goat as he got the vulture win.  Why does it feel like this year a fantasy baseballer (<–my mom’s term!) who owns a handful of closers is going to win this year’s Rolaids Award for taking the most Rolaids during the year?

Francisco Lindor – Will visit with an ankle specialist in Green Bay on Monday.  I thought Green Bay was only known for their chiropractor, Dr. Wince Lumbardi.

Jake Odorizzi – 6 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 11 Ks.  Okay, so the Indians’ lineup is an abomination, but that’s definitely a start that’s got my attention.  The Streamonator hates his next start, and I can understand why, so it’s a wait and see on Odorizzi for now, but I’m definitely a cyclops with a monocle.

Michael Pineda – 4 IP, 0 ER, 5 Ks in 40 pitches, as he was pulled because the Twins know that at any point Pineda will revert to a piñata.  I keed.  He was on a pitch count.  Be interesting to see what Pineda can do against an actual major league lineup.

Trevor May – 1/3 IP, 0 ER as he entered the 7th inning and was vamos’d after two batters.  Those mumblings of May as the closer?  They’re now grumblings.  Blake Parker and Taylor Rogers are currently in the committee, but I like Blake Parker to emerge.  Or submerge, as in my head into a sink of ice cubes like something Nicholas Cage would do if he were trying to figure out bullpens.

Aaron Sanchez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Real question:  Have the Tigers recorded a run yet this season?  The Jays pitchers are not this good.

Freddy Galvis – Out with lower back tightness.  Galvis had played in 162 games in each of the previous two seasons.  In related news, Cal Ripken Jr. called up Gregg Zaun to say, “I’m sorry about all of those wedgies.  I was just stressed about Freddy Galvis.”

Trent Thornton – 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. Matt Moore – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Can I just take one moment to say how awful the Jays’ and Tigers’ lineups are?  The top of the Jays’ lineup is Danny Jansen, Brandon Drury and Justin Smoak.  On some teams, all of those guys would a nine-hole hitter.  The Jays would get swept in a best of seven series vs. their Triple-A team.  Thornton’s projections on the Prospectonator don’t look awful — 8+ K/9, low-4 ERA.  His delivery looks like someone off-screen is singing the Hokey Pokey, which might be why he usually throws every seven to eight days vs. every fifth day.  For now, I’m interested in AL-Only leagues, but having a hard time of imagining him on a mixed league team of mine.

Spencer Turnbull – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the BJs, who suck.  I hope you didn’t buy into the Turnbullsh*t.

Bryse Wilson – 3 1/3 IP, 4 ER.  I’m just going to leave this Fresca on the counter of this al-Qaeda-owned bar and head to the bathroom.  Can you watch my drink for me?  *four hours later*  That’s weird, that guy looks like he’s wearing my kidney as a hat…AHH!!! ROOFIE!!!

Kyle Wright – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 walks, 4 Ks.  Hard to draw massive conclusions about the Braves starters because they were in The House Where Greg Luzinski Ate, but, yeah, kinda meh.  On a related note, the NL East is stacked.

Andrew McCutchen – 1-forp3, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  Shoot the entire Phillies lineup directly into the veins of my fantasy teams.

Bryce Harper – 2-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  Worth every penny so far, which the Phils fans have been showing by preparing rolls of pennies to throw at him.

Alex WoodReds said the original timetable of a mid-April return was “a little aggressive” for Wood, which sounds like a #metoo teachable moment.

Sonny Gray – 2 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 mound visits and 1 start that’s going to be tough to blame on the Yankees.

Trevor Williams – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Not bad for a guy who was so discounted in drafts that when you clicked to draft him the draft software was prompted to say, “Are you sure you don’t mean Trevor Richards?”

Brandon Woodruff – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  This is hilarious in a very un-hilarious type way.  The other day someone asked Rudy while his projections don’t like Woodruff at all and mine do.  So, he said, “Grey’s not taking into account Woodruff pitched better in middle relief.”  I replied, “That’s not true.”  That’s classic underestimating of Grey.  Instead of saying something like, “My projections discount Woodruff more than Grey, because mine don’t think Woodruff can bring his new pitches he used in middle relief to the rotation.”  Or maybe, “Grey thinks the two pitches Woodruff began throwing in middle relief last year will be carried into the rotation.”  Nope!  Rudy says Grey’s not taking something into account.  Even though in part of the 750 words I wrote for Woodruff this preseason, I said, “He had a 2.03 ERA (2.34 xFIP) and 11.5 K/9 as a reliever, and 6.32 ERA (5.10 xFIP), 7.5 K/9 as a starter.”  And that’s me taking Woodruff’s middle relief into account!  I told you, hilarious!

Corbin Burnes – 5 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 12 Ks.  Mr. Burnes was egggggggcellent.  This was his first career start, and his first nine outs were all Ks.  His fastballs were 95-96 MPH and his sliders were hitting spots away and…boing!  Not to throw a wet towel in the hamper for some enthusiasm damper, but it’s hard to imagine him avoiding bumps on the way to being a top 50 starter.  To mention another starter who had his debut, Paddack will be better this year, but Burnes will be ownable, and you should try to find room for him.

Christian Yelich – 2-for-2, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, tying the MLB record for most consecutive games with a homer to start the year.  Gonna go out on a limb and say if he hits a home run every game this year, he’s going to repeat as MVP.

Dakota Hudson – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER.  This was a tough start in The Park Once Known As Miller, but, even in deep leagues, I want to see something from Hudson before trusting him.  Or her.  The name Dakota always throws me off.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer.  Au Shizz!  *a tumbleweed rolls through his sell window, I pop my head up*  I still think he’s a sell.  *a thrown rock just misses my head*

Paul DeJong – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Colonel Mustard did it with the hammer!

Michael Wacha – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Wacha was overshadowed by Burnes, but that’s not to throw shade at him.  Play on words points!

Brett Anderson – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Solid start vs. the Los Angles Is 45 Minutes North If There’s No Traffic And There’s Always Frickin Traffic Anaheim Angels, but he gets the Sawx next and the Streamonator isn’t having it, and I can see why.

Frankie Montas – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Finally, Frankie Montas is out of the shadow of co-star Bryan Cranston!  This start was against the Angels who have Trout and nothing.  The Ghost of The Sciosciapath won’t even let David Fletcher get starts over La Stella; I’m cry-snorting WTF.  As for Montas, he’s had huge K years in the minors, but that hasn’t translated to the majors yet.  Emphasis on yet.

Khris Davis – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting .250.  On a scale of 1 to 10, how surprised would you be to find out Khris Davis is actually a machine that was made to hit homers and .247?  I’m at about a 5.

Zack Godley – 5 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  How about that bounce back tho?  Amiright?

Ildemaro Vargas – 1-for-5, 1 run.  Really hoping Eduardo Escobar just had a random day off and he’s not in some kind of whacko platoon with the Wild Seas of Vargas.

Cody Bellinger – 3-for-5, 3 runs and his 4th homer, but really, like, his 62nd homer.  Like a middle-aged man, Belly and belts go hand-in-hand.

Walker Buehler – 3 IP, 5 ER and zero Ks after only pitching once in Spring Training.  Okay, now I’m concerned.

Tyler Glasnow – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  After putting together a wretched spring, he looked.  Dot dot dot.  Not bad.  I’ve seen better.  I’ve seen worse.  I’m still in.

Yandy Diaz – 1-for-4 as he hit leadoff.  This weekend Yandy is a mover of mountains and up fantasy boards. His muscles have little Gold’s Gyms built on them, but, until this weekend, it seemed like he had those air muscles that looked good in a Speedo, but couldn’t hit a home run.  So far, that’s not been the case, and, if he’s playing every day, he’s a guy I’d try to add in all leagues.  Hot schmotato alert!

Austin Meadows – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Awaken the sleepers!

Yonny Chirinos – 7 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Think I might like Yonny more than just what the Streamonator says, but I don’t think it matters for right now because he gets the Giants next and would start him everywhere.

Collin McHugh – 5 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Someone should ask someone who doesn’t trust Woodruff to keep gains made in middle relief last year, why should we trust McHugh to do exactly that?  By the way, I trust Woodruff and McHugh, so I’m not the one to ask.

Nick Margevicius – 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks in his 1st career MLB start and 1st start above High A ball.  The Padres weren’t kidding when they said they wanted to get younger.  They’re gonna be fielding sonograms soon.

Chris Paddack – 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Just threw my TV through the window for only owning Chris Paddack in 6 of 10 leagues.  Doode looked so money he’s replacing Andrew Jackson on the twenty.

Jeff Samardzija – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 2 Ks.  *singing totally off-key*  “Samardzija is…a…Shark doo doo doo doo doo doo…”

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Just Dong because it’s never too early to smack a dong and get it on.

Rick Porcello – 2 2/3 IP, 4 ER.  You do not want any part of the M’s right now.  Even if Domingod isn’t hurting you, he’s in your peripheral vision messing with your head.

Omar Narvaez – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  The Never Narvaez people must be wishing they were never Never Narvaez.

Jay Bruce – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 2nd homer.  Knew I should’ve went with him over Trout.

Hunter Strickland – Hit the IL with a lat strain that will knock him out at least a couple of months.  In his place saving games for the Mariners will be *looks around the bullpen, freezing up, stares at the camera light* Inner monologue, “Damn, I’ve been gearing up for someone to ask me…Gearing up…Gearing…”  Blurts out, “Cory Gearrin!”  However, on Sunday, he got the save opportunity, walked the bases loaded and was relieved by Chasen Bradford, who got the save.  Also, they have Rosscup, which sounds like a frat game that involves Solo cups and Ross Perot — “Ross, put on your pants and stop ruining elections!”  Anthony Swarzak returns on April 2nd and is my favorite for saves in Seattle while Strickland is out.  Finally, Rumblelow got Saturday’s save, but he’s actually a name for a backyard wrestling tournament.  “Welcome back to the Rumblelow!  We’re brought you by my dad’s accounting business — He’s Quicken to the point!  In our next match, it’s Willie “The Homeless Man From 7-11 Parking Lot” vs. The Masked Accountant, who looks a lot like my dad.”

  1. Mojoman says:
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    Nice article Grey ???
    J. A. Happ threw 89~91 mph yesterday and has been prone to allow lots of homers in spring games.
    Should owners be panicking? We know he’s 55 years old now ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, I’m a bit worried

  2. Mike says:
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    Drop gurriel for yandy to fill utility spot?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      sure.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  3. Sell That Fools Gold says:
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    Who would you drop to pick up Brasier? A. Reyes, Z. Efflin, D. Robertson(I think he’s losing his starting job haha) C. Burnes.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Eflin or no one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  4. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!!

    What a cup of lovely, thanks a lot!

    a. So good the recap! Loved it. Thank you also for NOT mentioning Hicks’ implosion, very empathetic (emphasis on the pathetic part) of you!! I’ll give him one more chance to succeed and then….not sure. I’ll chalk this latest hiccup to a much better Yelich than Hicks on any day. What say you on Hicks’ implosion?

    b. Trea for president, UN Secretary General and captain of my heart!

    c. Keepin’ Skaggs for now but…if he continues to screw the pooch then he’ll be on his way too. Plus I’ll have Minter and Jeffress returning to the active roster soon so, someone has to go.

    d. My team is chalk full of your Friday Buy guys…Oh! that’s why I’m still in 8th in my league. God, I knew there must have been another reason apart from I suck and start pitchers I shouldn’t (like Pena on Saturday, ouch don’t remind me). Thank God the sun will come up tomorrow.

    e. Had something else funny to say but my subconscious brain said that you all deserve a break today, so…

    f. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for April 1 [No foolin’]

    Captain Jonah and the whale sketch

    Bud Abbott (Slats): Jokes? I wish we had a couple of jokes to give you!
    Lou Costello (Oliver): What do you mean “I wish you had a couple”?
    Bud Abbott (Slats): I said
    Lou Costello (Oliver): I got a joke!
    Bud Abbott (Slats): You gotta joke?
    Lou Costello (Oliver): A brand new one, I wrote myself.
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Where’d you get it?
    Lou Costello (Oliver): I wrote it!
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Aaaarr, stop!
    Lou Costello (Oliver): Yes I did Slats, I did.
    Bud Abbott (Slats): You wrote a joke?
    Lou Costello (Oliver): It’s a brand new joke and I’d like to tell it to the girls for the first time. I think they’ll like it!
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Is it brand new?
    Lou Costello (Oliver): Maybe they can use it for the show.
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Hey! That’s a good idea!
    [enthusiastic “yeah”s from the girls.]
    Lou Costello (Oliver): The only thing is … err … I tell this one by myself. I don’t need you!
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Oh, that’s alright. That’s alright. But you say it’s brand new?
    Lou Costello (Oliver): Yeah!
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Nobody’s ever heard it?
    Lou Costello (Oliver): No! And I tell the story and you keep your mouth shut! [to audience] It’s about a whale, a ship, and Jonah!
    Bud Abbott (Slats): And it’s brand new?
    Lou Costello (Oliver): Very brand new story, yeah! Now once upon a time there was a whale.
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Huh? What kind of a whale?
    Lou Costello (Oliver): And this whale …
    Bud Abbott (Slats): …what kind of whale?
    Lou Costello (Oliver): A plain everyday whale!
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Alright…I …
    Lou Costello (Oliver): How do I know what kind of whale?? What do you think I do? Go round with whales or something?
    Bud Abbott (Slats): sshh sshh please!
    Lou Costello (Oliver): Don’t try to make a fool out of me in front of the girls!
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Alright, go ahead!
    Lou Costello (Oliver): I mean a plain everyday whale, that’s all!
    Bud Abbott (Slats): It’s always a whale
    Lou Costello (Oliver): How do I know what kind of whale?
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Alright!
    Lou Costello (Oliver): Now, the whale was in the ocean and …
    Bud Abbott (Slats): What Ocean?
    Lou Costello (Oliver): he was…mmm
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Well I mean …
    Lou Costello (Oliver): Go on…pick out an ocean, go ahead
    Bud Abbott (Slats): That’s immaterial to me
    Lou Costello (Oliver): Alright, the immaterial ocean.
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Oh come on!
    Lou Costello (Oliver): Now, the whale was in the immaterial ocean, minding his own business, he was following a ship!
    Bud Abbott (Slats): What ship?
    Lou Costello (Oliver): And this ship
    Bud Abbott (Slats): What ship?
    Lou Costello (Oliver): A ship that swims in the water!
    Bud Abbott (Slats): You mean a swimship?
    Lou Costello (Oliver): Yeah.
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Ooh!
    Lou Costello (Oliver): Now the whale was following the swimship, because he…[registering] WHOEVER HEARD OF A SWIMSHIP?? I asked you to keep your mouth shut didn’t I?
    Bud Abbott (Slats): You’re telling the story!
    Lou Costello (Oliver): You’re getting me MAD!
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Wait a minute – when do we laugh at this thing?
    Lou Costello (Oliver): They’re laughing before they’re supposed to. [to girls] Don’t laugh now! I didn’t say nothing yet!
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Go ahead, go ahead
    Lou Costello (Oliver): Now, the whale was in the ocean. She was very hungry and Jonah was the Captain of the boat, he didn’t want the whale to capsize the boat
    Bud Abbott (Slats): What?
    Lou Costello (Oliver): To capsize the boat!
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Capsize?
    Lou Costello (Oliver): Yeah! he … he …
    Bud Abbott (Slats): You know what that means?
    Lou Costello (Oliver): Sure! I … I don’t put words like that in stories if I don’t know what they are!! He didn’t want the whale to capsize the boat
    Bud Abbott (Slats): What – what … what does it mean?
    Lou Costello (Oliver): Capsize.
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Capsize
    Lou Costello (Oliver): That … that’s a big word!
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Well, what does it mean?
    Lou Costello (Oliver): [looks uncomfortable]
    Bud Abbott (Slats): You know what it means?
    Lou Costello (Oliver): Sure …
    Bud Abbott (Slats): [interrupting] Well, what does it mean? What does capsize mean?
    Lou Costello (Oliver): It’s a nice word!
    Bud Abbott (Slats): But what does it mean?
    Lou Costello (Oliver): Capsize
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Capsize
    Lou Costello (Oliver): It’s like 6 & 7/8s, 7-1/4
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Alright, go ahead! Go ahead!
    (girls laughing)
    Lou Costello (Oliver): So he didn’t want the whale to 6 7/8ths of the boat,
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Alright go ahead
    Lou Costello (Oliver): See? So Captain Jonah was the captain of the boat and he was afraid he was going to lose some passengers, so Captain Jonah figured the only thing he could do is to throw the barrel … the whale a barrel of apples ….
    Bud Abbott (Slats): What kind of apples?
    Lou Costello (Oliver): … and ….
    Lou Costello (Oliver): [looks annoyed]
    Bud Abbott (Slats): What kind of apples?
    Lou Costello (Oliver): Apples that grow on the tree
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Well, there’s all kind of apples. There’s bowman apples there’s …
    Lou Costello (Oliver): [interrupting] CRABAPPLES!
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Well tell the girls that!
    Lou Costello (Oliver): [loud voice] He threw over a barrel of crabapples!
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Take it easy. Take it easy!
    Lou Costello (Oliver): He’s got me mad at you kids now!
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Now just take it easy!
    Lou Costello (Oliver): Now after the whale ate the apples, the whale was still hungry and Captain Jonah figured the only thing he could do was throw the whale over a stool – (quickly) what kind of stool?
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Who said that?
    Lou Costello (Oliver): I did! That’s in case you asked me!
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Oh!
    Lou Costello (Oliver): Jonah threw over a camp stool. Now, the whale ate the apples and he ate the stool but the whale was still hungry. His appetite had not been appeased – (to Bud) don’t ask me what that means, I don’t know.
    Bud Abbott (Slats): I won’t ask, go ahead!
    Lou Costello (Oliver): So, after the whale ate the apples and he ate the stool, the whale was still hungry and Captain Jonah figured the only way he could save his passengers, and his boat, is to sacrifice himself.
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Yes.
    Lou Costello (Oliver): And he did. He threw a beautiful jack-knife dive right into the mouth of the whale. Now the whale ate Captain Jonah, he ate the apples and he ate the stool, and the whale swam away.
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Yeah [wanting to interrupt]
    Lou Costello (Oliver): [not letting him] Three years later, they caught that very same whale …
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Yeah, Oliver …
    Lou Costello (Oliver): They cut him open
    Bud Abbott (Slats): … Wait a minute …
    Lou Costello (Oliver): And what do you think they found?
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Oliver, just a minute
    [girls laughing]
    Lou Costello (Oliver): Not now! Not now!
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Wait a minute
    Lou Costello (Oliver): Now, he says something, and then I tell you the funny joke!
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Wait a minute Oliver. Just a minute! Now, you’re not coming up here this afternoon in front of these girls, and try to give them, for their little play, a joke, an old wheeze, about the time they found the whale and cut him open and there they found Jonah seated on that stool selling those apples three for a nickel are you?
    Lou Costello (Oliver): [mortified]
    [girls laughing]
    Bud Abbott (Slats): [to girls] – Now wait a minute! [To Lou] That’s not the story you … Oh no. no. no. [polite again]. I’m sorry. No, it couldn’t be that because, that’s right, he promised us it was a brand new joke. He wrote it himself. It couldn’t be that because every little schoolboy knows that joke. (To Lou). No, I’m sorry. Go ahead. You tell the girls what they found when they cut the whale open.
    Lou Costello (Oliver): [Silently mortified, looking sick]
    [Silent pause – girls laughing]
    Bud Abbott (Slats): [to girls] Now, wait a minute please. Give Oliver a chance. After all, he wrote this himself. If you girls can use it in the play, go right ahead! [To Lou] Go ahead!
    [Silence except for girls laughing]
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Tell the girls! Tell the girls what they found when they cut the whale open.
    [girls laughing]
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Now, don’t laugh girls. Please, he’ll blame me for this.
    [girls laughing]
    Bud Abbott (Slats): No, I thought it was build up to that old joke, you know, but every little school boy knows that, he wouldn’t tell that – he wouldn’t dare tell that one [to Lou] Go ahead
    [Silence]
    Bud Abbott (Slats): You know the answer don’t you?
    Lou Costello (Oliver): [nodding slightly]
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Eh?
    Lou Costello (Oliver): [looking sick, slightly walking away]
    Bud Abbott (Slats): What’s the matter, don’t you feel good?
    Lou Costello (Oliver): [Shakes head slightly]
    Bud Abbott (Slats): You go ahead and…tell the joke, and we’ll go inside and clean the other room.
    Lou Costello (Oliver): [backing off]
    [girls laughing and feeling sorry for Lou]
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Go ahead. No, here! Tell it right here!
    Lou Costello (Oliver): [Walking towards door]
    Bud Abbott (Slats): Oliver! Look Oliver! Oliver! [Goes to Lou, puts hand on shoulder] Is there something wrong? Oh, now come on Oliver …
    [Bell rings and girls leave room]
    Bud Abbott (Slats): …I didn’t mean any harm! Oliver! Was that the joke you wanted to tell?
    Lou Costello (Oliver): [Head against wall nods slightly].

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • JakeTPE says:
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      Hi Ante!

      Exactly. I bet Yelich is going to make better relievers than Hicks look sad this season. He’ll (Hicks) get another chance and hopefully take it. Let’s hope C-Mart doesn’t get any ideas though.

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Jake!

        Thanks, man. Hope all is well in Korea.

        Cheers,
        Ante

    • Wow says:
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      LOL can I get a tl;dr here?

    • bigbear says:
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      Vote for Trea!

      #TLDR

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Too early to draw conclusions B. Yes! C. Yeah, we’ll know more after another start or two D. Nice! E. Fair enough F. Whoa, I need to come back later today to digest this

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Grey!!

        Sorry for overdoing it. The joke is simple but it’s their repartee that’s even funnier and Abbott’s total emasculation of Costello is the centerpiece of the whole of the sketch. ‘e’ above was probably to wish you a Happy April Fool’s Day, but I forgot from all my heartaches on the weekend. EdRod screwin’ the pooch too although a small sample and SEA is hitting on all cylinders. Will be happy today when F-Her gets F’d in the hoochie. Make it happen for me, FML!

        Cheers,
        Ante

  5. JakeTPE says:
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    Grey the Fantasy Master Lothario,

    Fantasic recap. I love the sleeper posts, the Top 10, Top 100, and everything, but the first weekend daily notes might be my favorite! So much to digest!

    Grabbed Reynolds in a league where I needed CI help because, well, Coors.

    Speaking of which, would a preemptive prayer hexagon for Buehler make sense or do we banish the thought? He’s supposed to be my ace but I can’t start him against the likes of Mark Reynolds in Coors next time, right? Hope he gets right sharpish.

    Have a great day!

    • Al KOHOLIC says:
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      I have a terrible feeling we see another short shitty start and then a IL trip for Buehler. I really hope not but I am worried

      • JakeTPE says:
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        Yeah, wouldn’t surprise me one bit. He obviously needs to work more to get up to speed after an abbreviated spring. An IL stint and then some extended spring training and he’s back maybe in May? Not to get ahead of ourselves of course…

      • knucks says:
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        I’m in on the prayer hexagon. And there will be quite a few joining us I’d imagine… he will be on my bench for his next start…

        …its at Coors.

        • JakeTPE says:
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          Nice. Yeah, can’t start him in Coors. A good first start and I would have considered it but now? No thank you. Let’s hope he gets right soon!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’m hoping Buehler just needs another warm up game, and I am benching him at Coors

  6. Al KOHOLIC says:
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    Yes Buehler is starting to worry me also.

    • JakeTPE says:
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      Impromptu preemptive prayer hexagon, let’s do it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, thoroughly concerned, bench him in Coors

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        I just benched him a little while ago for a two-start Drew Smyly in a weekly league.

        Woof.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Woof indeed

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            Should have gone two start Ivan Nova

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Me too

      • 183414 says:
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        Pulled up every possible site on Buehler. Nada. Definitely in on the prayer chain.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We need you!

  7. toolshed says:
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    Need a 2nd catcher. Kelly, astudillo, Suzuki, narvarez? Kelly has played 1 out of 4 games. Az carrying 3 catchers, wth? Astudillo finally got in the lineup and produced. Suzuki in a time share, Gomes probably gets more pt since he is better defensively. Narvarez has 2 he, but he will probably hit his 3rd in July if I add him. M’s also just acquired another catcher (murphy). Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Narvaez for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  8. Scott says:
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    Is Brett gardner worth holding onto in a 12 team 5 OF league for at least as long as he is leading off for ny? Is he done? He did steal 16 bags last year and had double digit hr and could score a fair amount of runs if he gets on base. Therein lies the problem. Not sure when hicks will be back and/or how long he’ll stay on the field when he does return. Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      Could probably do better, but depends who is available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram, can lose him

    • Twins Peaker says:
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      Unfortunately there wasn’t a massive over-reaction after the first weekend of baseball. Jose Martinez, Brandon Crawford, Sonny Gray and Wilmer Flores….oh and Dakota Hudson.

      Did any of your leagues feature some massive drops?

  9. goodfold2 says:
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    rosscup up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I thought of you when I saw him

  10. goodfold2 says:
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    smyly or thornton for AL only with QS over wins? this decision will probably be made for me before this is answered.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      realized swarzak is off DL tuesday anyway, grabbed thornton in case smyly is horrible today, dropped soria for now. swarzak seems more likely to be useful (OAK flips tons of guys for the 8th inning, SEA ain’t got much etc) anyhoo.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Thornton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  11. DocMcstuffins says:
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    6×6 OPS

    Yelich
    Or
    Baez and Springer

    Not really a Springer guy…feel like I almost need more to move Yelich. Baez is only an $8 keeper next year while Yelich will be $30 makes me lean Baez side maybe.

    • The Scrant Dog

      The Scrant Dog says:
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      Baez Springer allllll dayyyyy

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Scrant Dog

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  12. Spider Pigs says:
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    ROS ….please rank CI:

    Yandy, Healy, Cron, Bauers

    thanks Grey

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yandy, Bauers, Cron, Healy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

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

    1) please rank Joc Pederson, Adam Eaton, Austin Meadows ROS.
    2) buy/sell Michael Wacha?

    C: JT Realmuto
    1B: Jesus Aguilar
    2B: Jeff McNeil
    3B: Eduardo Escobar
    SS: Manny Machado
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Tommy Pham
    OF: Ramon Laureano
    UTL: Fernando Tatis Jr

    P: Jose Alvarado
    P: Will Smith
    P: Arodys Vizcaino
    P: Chad Green
    P: Trevor Rosenthal
    SP: Mike Clevinger
    SP: German Marquez
    B: Zack Wheeler
    B: Hyun Jin Ryu
    B: Brandon Woodruff
    B: Joe Musgrove

    Thanks!

    • breadnbutter says:
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      How did you get Trout and Machado in 14 team redraft league?

      • Savoy Special says:
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        our draft is auction so you can draft stars and “scrubs” if you want. last year, I drafted Trout, Lindor, Scherzer, and Kershaw then filled in the gaps with $1 draft picks. I did the same again this year minus drafting one elite SP.

        I wish I got Scherzer or DeGrom this year but other managers copied my stars and scrubs strategy so prices on elite players were inflated. Unlike last year when I caught the league off guard with the strategy. but did it work? yes, I won the championship

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) Meadows, Joc, Eaton because he’ll get hurt
      2) Buy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  14. here comes the pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey?

    RIP Nipsey. Terrible news and seems like he was doing a lot to give back to his community. Will be playing a lot of The Marathon and Marathon Continues today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      RIP Nipsey — that’s a shame — so needless

  15. Ian Draheim says:
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    Hi Grey,

    The Jays are calling up Reid-Foley and it looks like he’s probably a 2 start pitcher (Baltimore and @Cleveland). Should I slot him in an NFBC over Robbie Ray or Swarzak? (My lineup is a little reliever heavy with some early rotation injuries).
    Thanks
    Ian

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d keep Ray in. Maybe over Swarzak if he’s your only option…no guarantee Swarzak pitches this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  16. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Lol @ fielding sonograms!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  17. cochran86 says:
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    Grey,

    Can’t there be a way for the sake of fantasy statistics to have a category for like “high leverage bull pen appearances…..” Like how Cleveland a few years ago was bringing Andrew Miller in to face 3/4/5 in the lineup and Cody Allen would close…..or more currently how Mychal Givens comes in the 8th. I think everyone hates Sv+H, but the game is evolving away from saves….so….lets make this happen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, but sounds as exciting as QS

  18. breadnbutter says:
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    How did you get Trout and Machado in 14 team redraft league?

  19. Chocolate Thunder from Down Under says:
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    Hi, please rank:

    1. Alonso
    2. Voight
    3. Muncy (only playing against righties)
    4. Domingo Santana
    5. Tatis Jr
    6. Gleyber

    • Al KOHOLIC says:
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      This year only or keeper league and how many teams and format

      • CTFDW says:
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        This year

    • Cram It says:
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      Alonso

    • knucks says:
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      PSA there are 2 Alonsos and only one of them has hit a homer so far. I’m assuming you’re talking Pete though?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Tough list, a lot is needs based.

      Gleyber, Tatis, Alonso, Voit, Domingo, Muncy for me but its pretty fluid…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo, Alonso

      • CTFDW says:
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        How about The other 4. Thanks

  20. Mike says:
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    Hey Grey, have you tried visiting your site from an iPad with no ad blocker? The ads are so brutal it can’t be done for more than a page or two without giving up. You got to dial the popups back a notch my man. I don’t visit the site anymore unless I’m on a desktop.

  21. JC says:
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    Would you drop Musgrove for Corbin Burnes ?

    • peacecoast says:
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      yes

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure, they’re close. Burnes is the upside play…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  22. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    DOMINGO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingod!

  23. Jeremy Burke says:
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    I had my top 3 pitchers going in my big money league yesterday. Buehler, Wheeler and Happ. Oofa.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Me too, ugh

  24. Tony C says:
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    Please rank Burnes, Woodruff, Alcantara Chirinos, Odorizzi, Montas and Lauer. Thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Burnes, Alcantara, Chirinos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • DonnieB says:
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        One start and Burnes over Woodruff?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Burnes has more upside, Woodruff is safer and likely better, I didn’t see Woodruff in that list — nothing’s changed from my rankings after one start

  25. The Great Knoche says:
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    JeDong!

    What happens when Samadzjia faces Elvis Andrus?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Daddy….shark!

  26. Cabby says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Thoughts on my 12 man league keeper team

    I finished 2nd last year and made a lot of trades this offseason acquiring Trea Turner and Ozzie Albies.

    I gave up Abreu in one of the trades and as you know First Basemen are awful this year after the first tier. I was hoping to get Muncy or Aguilar with my first pick but they were both taken before me. I decided to go with pitching my first 2 picks because Buehler(keeper) has me a bit scared.
    OBP, Total bases, RBI, SB, R
    Whip, era, Wins plus QS, Holds plus saves, K

    C-Castillo, MArtin
    1B- Ian Desmond
    2b- Ozzie Albies
    SS- Trea Turner(keeper
    MI- Jonathan Villar
    3B- ARenado(keeper)
    CI-E. Escobar(ARI)
    Of- Acuna(keeper)
    OF-HArper(keeper)
    OF- MArte(Keeper)
    OF- Mazara(keeper)
    OF- Domingo Santan
    U- Tim Anderson
    SP- Snell(Keeper)
    SP-Buehler(keeper)
    SP- Corbin(Keeper)
    SP- G. Marquez
    SP- Zach Wheeler
    Sp- J. Lucchesi
    RP-R. Iglesias
    RP- M. Givens
    RP-A. Miller
    BEnch- E. Rodrigues(SP, Bos), Kyle Gibson, M. Storman, Tyler White, D. Palka

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your team looks stacked… You have 4 to 5 aces, your hitting is insane… I guess there’s some concern about Buehler, but you don’t even need him

  27. Cable says:
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    H/H Points……need 1st baseman from
    Smoak
    Bruce
    Healy
    Alonso
    McMahon
    Mancini
    Bell

    • Cram It says:
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      Alonso

      • Cable says:
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        my bad….its Yonder Alonso

        • Cram It says:
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          Mancini.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      McMahon for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McMahon

    • Moscowitz says:
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      Mancini

  28. Lee says:
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    Hey Grey,

    10 team 8 x 8 using QS , IP and K/9 as extra pitching cat. Have 3rd waiver. Do i use it on Pivetta or let the dice roll to see if he clears. Current SP are Cole, Bauer, Rodriguez, Hamels, Kikuchi, Luchessi, Jon Gray, Skaggs, Musgrove, and Heaney (DL) Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d see if he clears

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  29. Don says:
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    Bradley or Swarzak for saves spec? I’m wondering if Hirano is actually the guy behind Holland based on how Bradley was used last year.

    • The Harrow says:
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      holland was given the closer role exactly so bradley could get the leverage. swarzak meanwhile we know less about his role, except it’ll be late. so him.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with The Harrow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  30. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    OBP league, drop Jose Martinez for: Franco, Beckham, Mancini, Alonso, Bird, Bruce, Healey or Longoria

    thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      Alonso

      • Al KOHOLIC says:
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        Agree. Alonso

    • knucks says:
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      Yonder or Pete(r)?

    • bossmanjunior333 says:
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      Oh crap, forgot there were multiple Alonso’s now. Nope, just the boring Yonder version, not Peter. I take it most were assuming Peter Alonso, my bad.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Franco for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pete Alonso

  31. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Grey, need help with a couple of trades. Roto league, 5×5. Keeper league, next year I can keep any 15 players of my roster. Today’s team:

    C Molina
    1B Votto
    2B Mondesi
    3B Machado
    SS Segura
    OF Harper
    OF Juan Soto
    OF JD Martinez
    Util Domingo Santana
    BN Andrus
    BN Mazara
    BN Muncy

    Pitchers:
    Verlander, Clevinger, Glasnow, Skaggs, Lucchesi, Woodruff, Eflin, Raisel Iglesias, Robertson, Leclerc, Vizcaíno, Trevor Rogers.

    DL: Heaney and Jeffress.

    A – Would you trade Lucchesi and Segura for Hoskins and Villar?

    B – Would you trade Votto for Jameson Taillon?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      I would make both trades..

    • Al KOHOLIC says:
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      A yes. B I wouldn’t. Grey might disagree but even a bad botto with good surroundings is better than a middling pitcher

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      What AL said

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Yes B. Sure

  32. Bryce Krispies says:
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    I’m in a 12 team h2h legacy league that just went down to 12 owners and we are reducing our protected list from 12 to 6 to shake things up.

    Pitchers: Sale Kershaw Buehler Corbin

    Bats: Mondesi Rendon Bogarts Machado Harper Stanton Hoskins Rizzo.

    How do I cut this? do I assume there will be a lot of pitching and even cut Sale or is that just stupid.

    I figure Machado stays and is my SS for this year and 3B for next allowing Rendon to be expendable, Harper and Stanton are must keeps. Rizzo too because of the state of the position though I will be able to draft a miggy and goldschmidt was thrown back.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Harper, Machado, Mondesi, Stanton, Sale, Hoskins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Bryce Krispies says:
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        Withe this Mysterious Bicep injury to stanton do I protect someone else like rizzo or rendon or will I hate myself next year and just stay the course

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  33. knucks says:
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    I’ve added Kyle Zimmer in a few spots where my team is begging for a closer. Anyone else do the same?

    • Smokers Delight says:
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      Interesting. I hear yost is barely speaking to Boxberger and Wily is a mess. Yost loves to convert starters and has done it successfully. I wish I had spot for him. I am bidding too many FAB dollars on Kennedy to block others

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        He’s not speaking to Boxberger? Haha, Really?

        • Smokers Delight says:
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          I kid you not. It’s apparently ugly. Got it from an insider not that it makes it true. I wa told to overbid on Kennedy

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            That’s hilarious

          • knucks says:
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            Great info, thx brother

          • zombie says:
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            Hysterical. Never underestimate the effectiveness of the ol’silent treatment! Yost, The Great Communicator!

  34. Bill Buttlicker says:
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    How high are you on Burnes? Would you take him over Woodruff? And would you take either of them over Musgrove or Matz? I know you ranked them Woodruff, Matz, Musgrove, Burnes in preseason and we’re just a few days in, but I wanted to check in after the Brewers’ first starts.

    My league penalizes BB and HR allowed in addition to the standard five categories, if that changes anything.

    As always, appreciate the help, Grey!

    • The Harrow says:
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      (super loud screaming voice): BUTTLICKER, OUR PRICES HAVE NEVER BEEN LOWER!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

      • Bill Buttlicker says:
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        Now you listen to me, sir…

    • Bill Buttlicker says:
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      Just realized a few people asked similar questions above. Will refer to your replies there if you don’t feel like answering a marginally different one. Thanks again and have a good one!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nothing’s changed from rankings, Buttlicker

  35. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Just traded Trout for Realamuto..

    Desperate for a catcher.

    • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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      april fools for sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        you should have agreed with Lenny..That was my April Fools for today..epic fail! HAHA

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  36. William Hung says:
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    I usually overstock my H2H team with 6 RPs who are closers or have a shot at saves to blow my competition away in that category, but with these bullpens now, i think i’ll be lucky to get 3-4 saves using this strategy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  37. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Well i missed another draft so i queud up my rankings; i cornered not only the shortstop market but the pitching DL . my draft

    H2h league i have some hitting but no matter how good the rankings are auto pilot does’nt work too well.

    acuna, trea turner, muchado, stanton, freeman, mondesi, bellinger, ozzia albies, peraza
    correa, seager, suarez, dahl, severino, foltynewicz, Kimbrel,
    luchessi, buchholz, archer, knebel, astudillo,

    so far i dropped astudillo, knebel bucholz picked up alafaro, may and eduardo rodriguez.

    its going to be a rough season unless i get a good trade surprisingly no one would trade for a SS even though there are some teams playing some bad ones. i guess they are waiting for me to drop one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are you doing that you keep missing drafts? C’mon, Lenny!

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        Yeah kinda sux………….is kimbrel going to sign somewhere anythime soon?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh, I know

        • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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          i was offered Benindeti for Stanton yesterday and i rejected it i seem to make all the right moves……………

  38. Brent Briere says:
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    Great article,

    I’m pretty set, just looking for a flier, these guys are available in my league, who do you think has the best chance of breaking out?

    Joc, laureano, mcneil, eflin, soler, alcantra, odrizzi, Gibson, pineda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Still believe in Laureano, but not exactly setting world on fire

  39. Bro Pat says:
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    Grey….should I do Mychal Givens for Anthony Swarzak in a 12 team AL only?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Givens

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  40. knucks says:
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    I listen to you Grey. Almost always. Except when I also listen to Rudy…

    So I did grab Murphy in one of my five leagues this year where he had been fading a bit in the draft. I’m not too worried about it because I did take him with the expectation of being super bored with him. Now I can slot Tatis in at MI anyway :)

    But all this just to say, ESPN is worse than ever. I dunno if its the Rockies fault and not ESPN, but put him on the IL already!!! Enough ESPN nonsense going on to just blame them right here even if this isn’t on them. They’ve taken a step back in a few places this year with their updates. Also, NFBC did too. Why do people always need to mess with something that works??

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      Probably will go IL today when Valaika gets called up to ensure Hampson’s ass remains riding pine

      • knucks says:
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        So then its agreed. ESPN sucks. Harder than ever.

        • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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          No, the team puts him on IL, not ESPN. They’ll do it to open the spot for Valaika.

      • knucks says:
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        But anyways, you and Grey are prob correct on that about Hampson never playing. Which is ridic.

    • ev says:
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      ESPN is really pissing off everyone in my league. We are thinking of switching to Yahoo next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t have any ESPN leagues this year… I don’t mind NFBC this year tho

  41. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    All my pitchers have a 7+ ERA and my batters hitting under .200. Great to have baseball back!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Welcome back, baseball!

  42. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great writeup.

    Standard 5 cat league… pick 1: Corbin Burnes, Chacin, or Marco Gonzales ? Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Burnes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  43. rapscalliion13 says:
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    Looks like my 49th round NFBC pick of Mark Reynolds could have some value. Just gotta hope the Rockies continue their tradition of not playing the young guys who should play.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  44. NJW says:
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    So the question becomes – drop Freddy Peralta for Corbin Burnes, or is that jumping the gun?

    • ev says:
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      I would. I already did that.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Do it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  45. Will says:
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    I am a huge Cubs fan but watching Darvish’s start made me cringe. Midway through I was literally yelling at the TV for him to stop nibbling around and attack the strike zone. He was so bad that at one point he resorted to soft tossing a couple of 72mph curves in there. Then Hamels gets shelled yesterday. If this weekend is any indication the Cubbies are in big trouble starting pitching wise. Pass the Old Style….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, bad 1st start for both, but it’s early… For Hamels at least… I wouldn’t have drafted Darvish this year

      • Will says:
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        Unfortunately I gambled late and took Darvish. OTOH I got a nice 8 innings from Alcantara who was dropped in our league and on the waiver wire.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice on Sandy

  46. Melancon with the Stars says:
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    @Grey 11 team, 5×5 roto

    Drop Eovaldi, Skaggs or Woodruff for Burnes?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d ditch Skaggs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  47. knucks says:
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    Saw an tweet about how Josh James could stick in the Houston bullpen and be their Josh Hader for this year. Which sounds badbadnotgood for those who drafted him somewhere hoping he would start. But sounds great for me who just grabbed him in 3 or 4 leagues, just to find out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d be shocked w/out injuries if he gets more than 8-12 starts this year

      • knucks says:
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        Yep, to be clear, I’m adding him hoping he does not start. Sex up my ratios and K/9 Jashy!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I do like a jashy

  48. Dave D says:
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    Well, it was a wild first week indeed. Nice recap. Offense was mostly good for me. I had some good and some bad results with pitchers. I’m heavily invested with 25/27th round picks on Urena and Lauer. I’m wondering if I should have bought more than one share each of Gioloto, Williams, Odorizzi. Whatevs. Freddy Peralta is a reminder of why I normally pass on rookie pitchers. Lucchesi was solid too though. Im with you on Givens. He’s mostly closer 3 for me though so I can be patient. The May/Parker thing is perplexing though. I picked up Parker in one NFBC last night and three shares of Shawn Armstrong. I’m sticking with my November prediction that he emerges as closer in SEA.

    Upton hurts the most though. Luckily I am deep in every league in OF. Luckily I didn’t draft him in our DC where that OF is my weakest link.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I grabbed Swarzak, but I have no idea in SEA, maybe Armstrong… The Boxberger thing one is super perplexing… Someone commented above he’s not talking to Yost…

      • Dave D says:
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        BTW, I’m glad you’re coming around on Yonny (Live at the Acropolis!). Admittedly, the TB rotation is strange. He was a real starter this time. I’m watching it closely. If they revert to s normal rotation I think Jake Faria could sneak up from AAA and possibly grab that 5th rotation spot. Talk about a forgotten post-hype sleeper….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he looked good, but it’s tentative right now

          • Dave D says:
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            BTW, you’re overstating the Turnbull enthusiam that I backed Oaktown on. I think he’s a solid streamer, like in his next start vs. KC, but not a start-every-week regular guy. As a 15 team streamer, especially against weak division rivals he has some value IMO. I wouldn’t buy, hold and play him in a 12 or 15 teamer but spot starts in 15 team is what Im doing this week.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, gotcha, okay, we agree then

  49. bill says:
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    Thanks for the write-up…”1-for-4 and his 4th homer. Au Shizz! a tumbleweed rolls through his sell window, I pop my head up I still think he’s a sell. a thrown rock just misses my head”…can you make Chris Sale the sell for Friday, please?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I will work my magic!

    • dontbichetteme says:
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      I second the Goldy blurb. Epic

  50. MikeZ says:
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    K Wong or Amed Rosario ROS in a 12 team 5×5 Roto league with no bench? Rosario is one of my Utils, I picked him up to add some speed.

    • starz31 says:
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      I think Rosario is just scratching the surface of what he can do. May not hit for a lot of power this season, but he was much improved in 2nd half last year and in ST. I still think he’s a lotto ticket at this point. But can’t argue against adding someone for short-term.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Rosario

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  51. prey879 says:
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    More of a general question, but how much many pitching spots would you usually dedicate to streaming in a 12 tm redraft roto league?

    My current staff is Flaherty, Clevinger, Lucchesi, Strahm, Paddack, Gibson, and Bieber. Do I just hold everybody to see how they perform? Or cut rotation down to have one or two dedicated streaming spot?

    • Cram It says:
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      You shouldn’t need a streamer with that many SPs. And they’re all solid enough to hold until they are not.

    • Dave D says:
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      Keep in mind Strahm, Paddack, and to a lesser extent Lucchesi, Flaherty, Bieber will all have some sort of innings limit threshold as freshman/sophomores. Obviously hold Clevinger but Gibson is definite hold given all the young arms. You might have problems in September either way with that current mix.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others, hold for now

    • JD says:
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      Your error was already made at the draft- 95% of the time you will want to have a streamer spot but you wouldnt want to structure your staff as you did-

      Best scenario moving forward is making a trade (tough to do with non elite Sps in any type of league; although i bet Paddack is at peak value right now so he;d be my choice to trade) or just give the situation time to play itself out and cut nobody while playing matchups- You might fall behind a touch in inns but dont panic they can be made up quickly in Aug/Sept with the added bonus of more player intel/ matchup intel/ and what specific cats are in need-

  52. peacecoast says:
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    got Murphy in both my leagues, but in my defense I am an idiot so…that’s that.

    To fill in who do you like first and second: Ketel, Wong, Kike, McNeil

    Also Wendle may be hurt. If he does not go on the DL in time (tonight) I may drop him for another CI. No need to hold on to him is there?

    Playing in this RCL has reminded me how much I hated saves, we went to S+H a couple years ago in my other league and never looked back. I drafted Kimbrel cuz they just released news that the Brewers were about to sign him. Now for fucks sake, he probably is not gonna pitch till May!! Not really droppable until more solid news right.
    Another thing about this RCL. Love the daily moves. Already made 12 waiver claims, not a one of them good haha. JK I streamed Pablo Lopez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Kike while hot

      You can drop Wendle

      What happened to Kimbrel?

      • peacecoast says:
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        nothing concrete, just pessimism.

        Hannah? watched a couple eps then faded. was ok.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Doesn’t look like something I’d like

          • peacecoast says:
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            “If Keuchel and Kimbrel do not receive offers they deem satisfactory, they could wait to sign until after the amateur draft in June. Such a move would remove one obstacle from their respective pursuits of market value, making them no longer subject to draft-pick compensation because they rejected qualifying offers.

            that’s the quote that made me sad

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ugh

  53. KarlJ says:
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    Morning Grey:
    I need to pick up a CI for the short-term until Hoskins qualifies at 1B in my league.
    Best of a not so great lot are Christian Walker, Cron, Bour or Moreland
    Any preferences?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go Bour short term

      • Dave D says:
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        I’d respectfully disagree DT. I’m fleeing my Halos right now. What a disaster they have become four games into season. Ausmus starting LaStella only confirms my worst managerial fears of Ausmus being the Sciosciapath’s illegitimate love-child. Tiger fans warned us.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m interested in Walker, none of these guys jump off page

      • KarlJ says:
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        Thanks
        Yeah none are great- I have never seen the 1B/CI position be as thin as it is this season

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed!

    • Dave D, Licensed Ausmotologist says:
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      I’ll go against the grain on this one to say avoid Bour and go with Moreland. As an Angel fan I can say avoid their lineup like the plague until at least Ohtani, but probably also Upton, gets back. I have see no signs neuroactivity from the Angels clubhouse or front office recently other than the obvious Trout extension. If Heaney news is bad and he’s down for any length, it’s already another lost season and misuse of Trout’s tremendous gifts. If/when they are out of it they should go with Thaiss anyway. Now they’re reaping what they sowed by passing on a more expensive Corbin, Morton and getting two bargain bin junk starters for the price of one ace.

      At least Moreland will have men on base and someone to knock him in.

      How’s that for a bitter home team rant?

  54. Jays for Days says:
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    drop sonny gray for alcantara?

    • Cram It says:
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      Drop Sonny Gray for anyone.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yep

    • Jays for Days says:
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      or for burnes?

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Burnes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, please, no Gray

  55. Vincent Vega says:
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    So you knew Murphy would break a finger sliding into a base because he’s old? You really are good.

    • Mo with the gimpy leg says:
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      Ever heard of Osteoporosis?

      • Dave D says:
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        Is that Mo Vaughn talking? We Angel fans miss you, and watch those steps into the dugout…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m an Oracle

      • Dave D says:
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        I thought it was a monocole-donning cycloptologist…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, is that an official job title?

          • Dave D says:
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            In this age, yes, it seems supportable with a YouTube channel. It would give subscriber views a totally different angle…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, yes

  56. frankgrimes says:
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    Patrizia!!

    • peacecoast says:
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      is it back?

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        Yes! Email me if you need the deets.

        • peacecoast says:
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          sent!

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            Going golfing so I’ll send info later today. Its easy but Plex you need to go to settings for each episode and chose external subs!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I haven’t started watching yet… I’m on Cougs’ schedule

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        Cougs hurry up!
        Shout out to explosive skulls for the sub titles hahahaha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ain’t happening tonight either, she’s got some shizz to do

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            Oh man. I’m driving a lot this week got any pod cast recommendations?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You listen to The Drop Out? In the Dark, season 2?

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                No I’ll DL these thanks.
                Any more?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  How far you driving? Um… Accused, Bear Brook, Believed, Heaven’s Gate, The Pope’s Long Con

  57. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    Grey-

    A lot of us play in leagues where we have capped starts (not innings). Given the opener trend, there is a lot of value in getting those bulk guys who follow the opener.

    For example, Yarbrough is going to get 3-5 innings today for the Rays and he is guaranteed to miss the top of the order! So its basically a free start for all those start cap leagues. And it’s really helpful when you’re spot starting a reliever for the day because you’re guaranteed to get some usage from him.

    Anyway, no question, I just wanted to bring it to your attention. My buddy and I have started a twitter account to monitor these “bulk” guys: @Opener_News if you (or any of the Razzball commentariat) are interested. Don’t worry, I’m not trying to promote my competing fantasy business on this site, this is only a hobby for me, as I work for the President (lol, no joke).

    I think this is only going to become a bigger niche and baseball changes (dovetails with your point about Saves+Holds in the recap).

    Anyway, I’m so glad baseball is back. Cheers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kellyanne Conway, is that you? Thanks for the heads up, be well!

    • knucks says:
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      That’s cool, I’ll be giving you a follow. My only previous follow for these is basically just Topkin for the Rays beat. It looks like he really got sick of answering those questions last year on twitter, so I’m sure he will appreciate your account.

      I’m starting Yarby today in my GS cap league. Had owned Chirinos and was hoping to use him alot this year for these reasons. Looks like he could possibly just get the green light to start games if he keeps pitching like that.

      • a says:
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        I have a couple leagues with starts limits, and in those leagues I owned Yar errywhere.I saw somewhere that they might use a opener with German, and I might find myself rostering Orioles pitchers. Yikes.

  58. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – do you typically trust SON right out of the gate, or do you give it a couple of weeks to warm up / adjust to 2019 data?

    For example, I’m trying to pick between 3 guys as my last starter for the week, looking to avoid the blowup. SON loves Pivetta (v MIN) and Happ (@BAL) is right behind (both double digit positive), meanwhile Miley (v OAK) is a solid $7.7 and seems most “stable” at current.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I trust SON to give me an opinion that is a cold hard look at facts… I don’t always listen to it

  59. Wudaben says:
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    Need to pick two of these guys. Who do you like most?

    Alcantara, Giolito, Montas or Aaron Sanchez?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Alcantara, Sanchez. Keeping a close eye on Giolito’s next start though…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  60. Hey says:
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    Based on the injury report, do you think Strickland’s season outlook is worrisome? Would you hold if you have an IL spot?

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      I guess, but I’d drop him the second you have someone else to put in that IL spot. He’s out for at least a couple of months and I’m sure that by the time he returns they’ll have already moved on to another RP for closer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, you can drop him if you don’t have IL room

  61. happyharry says:
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    12 team, H2H, 6X6..Still rather have Strahm over Jon Gray? Thanks,

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  62. Mo with the gimpy leg says:
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    H2h Obp 12tm Joc or Laureano? A’s played Canha in CF yesterday

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Laureano for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  63. starz31 says:
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    Is Jessie Winker worth holding? I can grab a different bat or pitcher that will likely help me more than Winker who is riding the bench at the moment on my team and in Cincy.

    • starz31 says:
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      For example, Soler, McMahon, Wong, are available bats and Stroman, Shoemaker, Lauer, Richards, are available pitchers. My starting pitching is pretty decent already though, looking more for a bat.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I think he’s worth holding but I’d be fine swapping for McMahon or Soler also. I rank em Winker, McMahon, Soler currently.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try McMahon going to Coors

  64. Todd25 says:
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    I told you Grey!!!! It’s just as i had forseen, there’s no such thing as closers anymore! just bullpen aces for high leverage at-bats! No closers, no genders!!! life makes no sense anymore! The conspiracy theory is in full blown investigation mode! We need to hire Robert Mueller (his schedule just opened up) or Mulder to look into the Closerpocalypse! *firmly grasping tinfoil hat tightly*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha!

  65. bigbear says:
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    Burnes… 12 Ks in 5 IP! His minor league stats don’t seem to support it going forward though. Low man currently is E-Rod, not sure I’m making the drop/add.

    Ha! Loved the Belly/belt blurb. Belly goes full beast mode and hits 50 HR this year. Where’s my belt?!

    McMahon hit #5 the last two games too!

    I’ve had some pretty impressive offensive stats in both leagues and only a couple of bad SPs… Been a good opening weekend for me. Some Grey specials (Domingo!, Woodruff, Paddock, Lucchesi, Ryu, Marquez) are treating me right! It’s early, but it’s promising! Seriously man, thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Hold Ed-Rod

  66. Smokers Delight says:
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    Start Tellez or Kendrys Morales this week in a 5×5 al roto?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Kendrys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  67. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    OBP league, drop Jose Martinez for: Franco, Beckham, Mancini, YONDER Alonso, Bird, Bruce, Healey or Longoria

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maikel

  68. whitt23 says:
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    Sit Buehler this week vs Colorado? Option would be Musgrove vs Cincy or Shark vs Tampa.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes sit Buehler

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yea I’d bench him for Shark

  69. Marti says:
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    Hey grey Little help please. I need to play 3 out of 4 of these guys in my N/L only league. Who are you sitting

    Brandon Crawford
    Kolten Wong
    Wilmer Flores
    Christian Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tough call… Flores

  70. Basement Artie says:
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    Wince Lumbardi. Nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

    • Basement Artie says:
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      GI Lumbardo’s cousin?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  71. Paul says:
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    Clint Frazier an add with Hicks and Stanton hurt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you like

    • knucks says:
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      I think Bird is the add… not that you can use him in your OF though

  72. rice says:
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    Eesh – what is going on between you and Pianowski? He’s been blowing you up? I can’t imagine being in the draft room with you two…awkward!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Have no idea what you’re talking about

  73. Ellis says:
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    mchugh for one start against Oakland, Hendricks @ mil and @atl, most prognosticators like McHugh by alot, I like Hendricks, what would you recommend, thank you!

  74. Scandalous Bob says:
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    For saves, who would you rather have right now… Boxberger or Swarzak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swarzak

  75. primetime says:
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    Drop Matz for Burnes?

    Drop Christrin Stewart for KiKi, Healy or Soler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Matz, Kike

  76. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Our league is lazy and so we didn’t have our draft until yesterday and are having combined stats for weeks 1 and 2 (meaning if you start someone for week 2, you have to include their week 1 stats). As such, who do you like here:

    Flaherty – vs SD (plus week 1 stats, 4 runs and 7 hits in 4.1ip)
    Matz – vs was, @ mia (didn’t pitch week 1)
    Caleb Smith – vs nym, @ ATL (didn’t pitch week 1)

    Or I could start Taylor Rogers (RP) – 1 save week 1

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz

  77. Aardvark says:
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    Who should I own. Joe Musgrove Or sandy alcantara?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Musgrove

  78. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Would you consider swapping Jansen out for Barnes at catcher in a 10 team 6×6 w/OPS?

    Thanks, Homie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  79. themendozaline says:
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    My first week in a nutshell:

    Hell yes, lets go Sale!….well, Sale sucked, at least I have Carrasco!!….. Oh good E-Rod was horrible too, and who’s that coming out of the bullpen, Bieber? Yes!!

    Anywho, I’m in a competitive 8 team points league and my rotation sits as:

    Sale
    Carrasco
    Taillon
    Marquez
    E-Rod
    Lucchesi
    Bieber
    Folty (IR, yuck)

    I need to cut some of the fat for a looser ability to stream (Loving streamonator, first year using it).

    Who needs to go? For the record I consider Folty gone already he just is sitting there as trade bait because people in my league love ESPN projections (which is how I seem to excel, by not trusting ESPN).

    Thanks Grey, hope the weekend was good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I hera ya… Bieber is first guy off that team, but I’d hold them all

      • themendozaline says:
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        Yeah, I will grin and bear it for now!

        • knucks says:
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          Just an unsolicited tip from me about SON, I like to wait until it has good amount of data before I go crazy using it to stream jokers that belong on the wire. But welcome to the club. Rudy’s tools are irreplaceable.

          • themendozaline says:
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            Thanks Knucks!

  80. Papa Jean Segura says:
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    Nick Markakis or Matt Olson worth an 8th overall waiver claim in 12 teamer? 6×5 Hits and average count.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Papa Jean Segura says:
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        What about Rich Hill? I’ll probably wait til all these guys come off waivers, but JW if they were worth a stash. I have 2 IL slots open.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold Hill

  81. Madden quoting Grey, “Yeah, bad 1st start for both, but it’s early… For Hamels at least… I wouldn’t have drafted Darvish this year.”

    Should I cut Darvish loose for Chris Paddack? Or maybe Eduardo Rodriguez? Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Ed-Rod or Paddack

  82. U gondoson says:
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    Favorite 3 relievers

    Holland
    Givens
    Gearrin/Swarzak/any other SEA RP
    Rogers
    Britton
    Pressley
    Rosenthal
    Jimenez
    May

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None? Holland, Swarzak, Givens

  83. dontbichetteme says:
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    Morning Grey,
    I just traded K.Yates for P.Corbin so I would like to grab another potential closer. I currently have Iglesias, Alvarado and A.Miller. Who do you like best out of Swarzak, B.Parker, D.Castillo(cuff)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker

  84. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Did the dodgers announce that Walker Buehler is headed for Tommy John surgery or something? I just got an offer, I get him and I send Trevor Rogers. What’s going on?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He looked terrible

      • HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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        Well, I have to take it. Hopefully he’s at least decent and it’s not like Trevor Rogers is Edwin Diaz anyway

    • knucks says:
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      Def take him there and find it, right? You’ve already hit accept?

      • HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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        Yes I did. The league can vote the trades, honestly this one should be vetoed but we will see.

  85. The Harrow says:
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    SOB! stanton spending FAR too much time showing off invites to the ladies to the gun show apparently. now i gotta go replace him in about 14 or something spots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It sucks

      • The Harrow says:
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        and THIS is why you always leave and note AND at least one of your weekly moves left esp when yahoo does a weirdo 11 game matchup week. best option here to replace stanton was the kike in this 12 team h2h dynasty (RF specifically)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

    • kilkennybrian says:
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      12 team 6×6 ravaged with injuries (Stanton, Upton, holding Ohtani); also stashing Kimbrel

      I’m sort of light on closers, with a stash of Rogers, Parker, Givens, Castillo, Dominguez, and Holland.

      I can’t really drop a hitter due to injuries (Beckham would be only true option.)

      I want to waiver Swarzak. Should I drop one of those RP? Or one of my meh starters (Junis, Gibson, Gonzales). Thanks.

  86. Jr says:
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    What are your thoughts on McMahon rest of season? Now that he’s got the starting job, how would you rank him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a 20-homer hitter

  87. Gotime says:
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    Hey Grey, last until spot this week
    Laureano 7 games (Bos @Hou)
    Tim Anderson 5 games (Cle Sea)
    Bader 5 games (PIt SD)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Laureano

  88. negatto says:
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    How are we feeling about Woodruff’s start this week at home vs. Cubs?

    Streamonator doesn’t love it but wasn’t sure if a lot of that was based on Rudy looking at his historic starting splits.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t love it, but I’d start him after that last start

  89. steve stevenson says:
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    Swarzak or Parker? And how much of $100 FAAB in an AL-only are you bidding for each? Have Barnes, Brasier and Greene as my RP right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker — $6

  90. Eric Brownell says:
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    Could use some outfield help in a 12 team Yahoo league (6×6 OPS) with deep benches, and in the first week free waiver wire churn the following have been dropped to waivers: Grichuk, Palka, Mullins, Pinder.

    Any of those head and shoulders above the rest, or does it depend on needs?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mullins, depends on needs

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

    1) drop Jesus Aguilar for Ryon Healy?
    2) I dropped Eduardo Escobar for Austin Meadows to wait for Machado’s 3B eligibility. Gonna lose the battle this week to win the war. Machado is at 4 starts at 3B so just need 6 more…

    C: JT Realmuto
    1B: Jesus Aguilar
    2B: Jeff McNeil
    3B: –
    SS: Manny Machado
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Tommy Pham
    OF: Ramon Laureano
    UTL: Fernando Tatis Jr
    B: Austin Meadows

    P: Mike Clevinger
    P: Jose Alvarado
    P: Will Smith
    P: Arodys Vizcaino
    P: Chad Green
    SP: Zack Wheeler
    SP: German Marquez
    B: Hyun Jin Ryu
    B: Brandon Woodruff
    B: Joe Musgrove
    B: Michael Wacha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No 2. Ok

  92. Topnopstops says:
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    Great to have you back, Grey, you’re still the king of this realm.

    Clint Frazier just got called up with Giancarlo hitting the IL, worth scooping him up as a flyer? What would you project for him if he had regular playing time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Frazier’s around a 15/10/.255 player — I’d grab him in a deep league

      • Chet says:
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        How about in dynasty leagues? What kind of player do you think Frazier is in 3-4 years? Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          25/15 maybe… He needs an everyday job and fast… He’s not that young anymore

  93. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Sit or start Chris Archer at home vs STL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        ok thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  94. jason batteiger says:
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    20 teamer (but shallow for that, only 3 OF start, 1 util), OPS, slugging, total bases, hits and BB’s added h2h. stanton out. best out of
    comish gordon (batting 3rd now)
    d.smith (2nd at BAL town now)
    duggar (good lineup slot and has some speed, but losing stanton i probably don’t need speed so much, esp with all those categories)
    mckinney (could be this guy but they’re jerking around his playing time thusly)
    gardner
    renfroe (clearly it’d be him IF he played)
    heyward (MF’er it’s pretty sad that heyward now seems to have less upside than even a.gordon)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

  95. Keeks says:
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    Rich Homie Grey what is good,

    This Murphy injury feels like the biggest “told you so” moment. As the sorry MFer that went against your wisdom I am now holding open try outs to fill that roster spot. My league unfortunately shrunk from 12 to 10 teams over the off season so there is a glut of talent still available. Maybe it is not all that unfortunate after all.

    5×5 – HR, RBI, SB, OBP, SLG & QS, ERA,WHIP, K/9, Svs+hlds

    Moved Travis Shaw from util to Murphy’s spot at 2nd so the pickup doesn’t necessarily have to be a 2B. Going off the buy/sell (bc im gonna listen this time) these guys below are who most intrigues me.

    McMahon
    Goodrum
    Mcneil
    Hampson

    Maikel Franco also available, noticed you called him an add a few days back.

    Could use steals which makes Hampson feel like the obvious pick but unsure about the consistency of ABs. I know we are still throwing darts at this point but in your opinion who is the pickup?

    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Maikel

  96. kilkennybrian says:
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    12 team 6×6 ravaged with injuries (Stanton, Upton, holding Ohtani); also stashing Kimbrel

    I’m sort of light on closers, with a stash of Rogers, Parker, Givens, Castillo, Dominguez, and Holland.

    I can’t really drop a hitter due to injuries (Beckham would be only true option.)

    I want to waiver Swarzak. Should I drop one of those RP? Or one of my meh starters (Junis, Gibson, Gonzales). Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Junis for Swarzak

  97. Scott says:
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    I asked earlier about dropping gardner. Well now that Stanton is out and so is hicks, his playing time is secure for a bit, right. So do I hold? He is a bench OF to use when my regulars are off in a daily transaction league. Thanks. Own him b/c he is leading off for ny and for some sb that he may provide. Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hold

  98. kilkennybrian says:
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    Looking to open up a spot for Swarzak. I have a bunch of meh MI. Which do I drop?

    Hampson, JPolanco, Kike, TBeckham, Simmons?

    It’s an 8 team, but 30 roster spots. How would you rank them? Mous getting 2b will allow me to probably drop another player later on. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Simmons

  99. The Great Knoche says:
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    Winker sitting again against a righty? WTF….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So frustrating

  100. toolshed says:
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    I got Posey in a h2h league thinking he’d play everyday. I got him rather late. He sat yesterday. Should I get a backup just in case so I can try to have a c in my lineup when he sits. Sf looks anemic. Would you cut christin Stewart who is a reserve OF for me for narvarez? Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  101. howie2978 says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Thanks for the writeup as usual! 10 team H2H. Feel like I need to improve my pitching. Cats are IP, SV, ERA, WHIP, K/9, and QS.

    Current staff:
    SP: Scherzer, Kikuchi, Bieber, Eovaldi, Strahm, Porcello, Happ, Hill
    RP: Osuna, Leclerc, Giles, Barnes

    Should I drop any for Pineda, Stroman, Wacha, C. Smith, or Richards?

    Thanks in advance!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem! I’d hold for now

  102. LenFuego says:
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    Must have laughed for at least 30 seconds at the Trevor Williams (slash Trevor Richards) blurb. I spent all preseason confusing those two guys and still have to orient myself for a second or two whenever I see or hear one of their names.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  103. CentralCoastCali says:
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    Happy Monday Master Grey,

    The Super Bloom is nothing compared to your daily description of fantasy relevance that was earned the night before, serious or not, muchisimas gracias!!!

    H2H 12 Team with GS’s instead of W’s. I “DON’T” want you to rank them:):):)!!!

    SP’s, Price, Darvish, Rodriguez, Reyes, Pivetta, Paddack, Gausman, Glasnow and Peacock.

    I’ve cyclops, Brasier, Woodruff, T Richards, Wacha, Gibson and Burnes.

    Had a bad weekend with zero GS’s. Would you make any moves?

    I am currently leading all five O cat’s, I love you man, I picked up DomiGod for $1!!!

    CentralCoastCali

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too! Burnes over Reyes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingod!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  104. MarvPesos

    MarV says:
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    Hey Grey,

    H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limited moves (35 per year)

    I Love Goldy but I do like trading my guys at the top of the mountain, not halfway down. Problem is in my league, all the shiny prospects are held very tightly. I’m a little more carefree about mixing my team up as I typically end up close to the top anyways.

    Please rate/comment each of these trade offers below (there are some picks involved but they don’t really swing anything too much):
    A) MY Goldy, Blackmon, Paxton and Toussaint for HIS E. Jimenez, V. Guerrero Jr., C. Paddack, G. Marquez
    B) MY Goldy, Paxton, Toussaint for HIS V. Guerrero Jr. & C. Paddack
    C) MY Goldy, Blackmon, Paxton, Toussaint for HIS J. Baez, W. Merrifield, C. Archer

    Are these trades close ??
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Baez, but Blackmon is putting these over on Goldy side a bit

  105. FANTASY ICON says:
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    Every one of my leagues have gone to saves+holds. My only saves league is my RCL. Rp’s were going 100-150 spots early. I ended up with Osuna, SirAnthony, Parker, Steckenrider, Brasier, and A. Reyes. Not too bad considering some of the other teams. But, this crap has had me all weekend thinking about trading G. Torres for a RP. I have Rosario that I’d prefer to trade. I just don’t think that I’ll get any bites. Anyways, here’s to hoping Razzball goes to saves+holds in the future. Btw, I stayed away from Murphy. I watch a lot of Cubs games and he didn’t look all that great last year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya, maybe we will if the game continues to go this way

      • FANTASY ICON says:
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        Someone in the draft actually made the comment that SAGNOF meant Starters ain’t got no face.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

  106. OaktownSteve

    OaktownSteve says:
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    Jimmy Yacabonis. He’s like a 27 year old non-prospect Orioles pitcher. Looks like he’s going to follow Karns as the bulk guy to Karns opener. He made it though the Yankee line up, got three innings and the win. He looked pretty good to me despite the lousy numbers historically. Pretty good fastball with some late arm side run to it. Sharp slider. He’s probably garbage, but with wins being such a jacked category, you got to keep an eye on the bulk guys.

    The plans to draft Dodger and Twins pitchers came together for Oaktown Kids looks pretty good this week. Gibson at KC, Urias, Stripling and Ryu home against the Giants. Throw in Tanaka at home for the Tigers.

    SP is going to be so much about match ups. There are some just pitiful looking offenses out there. Magoo and I had the same conversation about that Tigers Jays series. Terrible. Giants really bad.

    On the other hand, the Phillies are going to be hard to pitch against. That’s a deep line up. I thought Wright flashed some skills. Pretty tough assignment.

    Freddy Peralta, man. Woof. He looked like he might have had some nerves. The arm never really got loose. He gave up at least 4 hits I saw with 0-2 counts. Missed his spots by feet not inches. Never had the pitch above the letters that make him effective. Tough match up this week against those Phils I think. Will need to be good or it could be a short trip to the bullpen. The NL Central is a lot of tough parks/match ups for pitching.

    Wheeler’s start was a mixed bag at best. The velocity was an easy 97 with a 99 top and did have some ride to it. Basically 3 players did all the damage (Eaton, Turner, Rendon). He was good against the bottom of the order. He came out throwing a ton of fastballs. I don’t think he threw a breaking ball in the first inning. Kind of had that old school establish the fastball early and save something for the second time through the order. I think that was a tactical mistake. He got beat on fastballs in fastball counts. There were stretches where the stuff looked good. First start of the year is not really a good indicator, but I didn’t really feel the so so start dampened my enthusiasm.

    Jose Berrios looks good. Not a lot more to say.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I watched Wheeler, and if he got Turner there, it would’ve been a 1-run game and not that bad… He’ll have better starts, but I agree the Phils might be an auto sit for some of my guys, that lineup is silly right now… The Jays and Tigers and Giants are SO BAD! The Jays are rolling out there an F lineup

  107. big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty 5×5 obp

    1)my goldy/cano for conforto/bauer

    2) goldy/brandon lowe for conforto/paddack

  108. kilkennybrian says:
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    Hendricks @ATL? Start or sit!? SON doesn’t really like it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  109. stevenjohnson07 says:
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    Just purchased the $9.99 ad free membership from you guys. Holy #$^% I should have done that a long time ago! This website is so fast now without Ads. Score!!! Thanks fellas for the hard work

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      It’s the shizz…so nice.

  110. Chet says:
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    Is Pineda simply a streaming option or do you think he’s worth a hold?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m holding him for now, but not starting him this week

  111. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? I like my SP staff in a 12-teamer (i.e., Sale, Bauer, Wheeler, Lucchesi, Gausman, Woodruff, Keller, and German), but think it could get better. I have Hader, Robertson, Alvarado, and Colome as closers and don’t need 4 in the league I’m in.

    I offered Robertson for Paddack. Is that fair? What type of starter should I be targeting with Robertson?

    Happy Monday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s good, ‘poop?

      I’d want Paddack, Robertson may not even close

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        I don’t think it is either. Paddack is supposed to be good and after looking at that photo of him with the cowboy hat and dips on both sides of the jaw, he’s the guy you want to be your SP.

        Do you believe Paddack is a Top-25 SP this year albeit being eventually capped on IP?

        • Slimcompoop says:
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          I’m just trying to figure out to “buy-in” this early, or, just wait through the hype-phase.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Top 30 for 3/4 of a season then capped on IP

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            I send Robles for Paddack? Too much?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              A bit, yeah… Be well tho, poop

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            12-teamer keeper league. My other OF’s are Yelich, Santana, Mazara, Soler, and Laureano.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, blech

    • Crime Dog says:
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      Not sure what’s filthier, that cowyboy hat or his changeup. As a side note it’d be really cool if players could rock bolo ties and cowboy hats on the field.

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        I agree Crime Dog!

  112. Robert Schroeder says:
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    Wendle DL. Add Lowe or Y Diaz as spec bench add?

    • peacecoast says:
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      diaz

    • peacecoast says:
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      diaz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tandy

  113. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    In my 10 NL only keeper, I spent 14 for Hunter Renfro and he looks like a fifth outfielder. Not much on the wire, the best is Pete O’Brien? Should I stay or should I go?

    Just for fun, I took your advice and FAAB overbid $21 for Pete Alonso and $15 for Chris Paddack. Alonso went for $30, but no one bid on Paddack, so under this new system we’ve got called Vickery, I got him for $1. I will take that outcome every day of the week.

    BTW, as I’m typing this I’m listening to your Pod where you’re talking about Renfro in your NL only. The wrinkle is I can pick up Pete O’Brien instead of nobody. Not very happy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Renfroe for now… I can’t even get O’Brien, but I don’t want him, tbh

      Nice on Alonso and Paddack!

      • Schmohawks Bob says:
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        The latest OF pickup in my league is Jarrod Dyson. It is just nasty playing in these leagues.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m in them too, I hear ya… I was sad when Garrett Cooper got injured!

          • Schmohawks Bob says:
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            Yeah, that’s the guy who picked up Dyson. I’m kinda obsessed with that league because I’m going for a four-peat, or whatever that is called.

            • Schmohawks Bob says:
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              And I’m the idiot who took Daniel Murphy and now I’m going with Neil Walker.

              • Schmohawks Bob says:
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                And one last thing. The guy who picked up Alonso had to drop Schebler so he’s FAAB. Do you think he keeps his job or does Senzel take it away when he comes out the DL?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I like Schebler and own him in NL-Only… $3

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Not nice on Murphy tho

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice!

  114. cg says:
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    Grey- Woodruff got the win, Burnes did not. Woodruff gave up 2 runs, Burnes gave up 4. I might be with you that Burnes> Woodruff, but the way you presented those back to back when Woodruffs line was actually better seems very funny. Woodruff is the 223rd overall and Burnes is the 369th overall. Namely, neither pitcher was that good, and tbh wins are a lot more valuable than K per 9 because every single pitcher in the entire MLB now strikes out 10 per 9, and you can fill any lineup with elite strikeout rp for free.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They were all right, it’s one game

    • cg says:
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      Now I get that wins are garbage, but they are very important for fantasy baseball garbage. Both hurt your whip, neither helped ERA but 1 hurt your era! One helped your K’s one didn’t hurt your K’s. I just dropped Woodruff for Burnes as well…but I just thought you comparing two lines when one was clearly better seems funny.

      • Cram It says:
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        Is this a goddamn Sesame Street riddle?

        • cg says:
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          One of these lines is not like the other, one of these lines just doesn’t belong.

          5ip, 12k, 4er 7 baserunners

          5ip 5ks 2er 7 baserunners 1W

          • Cram It says:
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            Well to hell with Grey for putting their blurbs next to each other because they’re on the same team.

            • cg says:
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              I always wonder about the comments in these articles. I am not disagreeing – I think Burnes>Woodruff.

              The entire point was the implication of the blurbs, that Burnes line was better than Woodruffs, when it demonstrably incorrect, and Woodruffs line was better.

              If it was prefaced by saying he would like Burnes more going forward, hell, I agree. He called Burnes egggggcellent and Woodruffs blurb was negative. I guess you shouldn’t come to a site daily and complain, point taken. But this would be akin to saying : 2-3 with a 1rbi+HR + 1r>2-3 w 3rbis, 1SB 3r. They are different lines, but one is better than the other and it is incorrect to call the worse one better especially when they come from the same baseline (5ip, 7 baserunners)

  115. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Rudy! How are you going to underestimate Grey?!?!? Not only did he write it we talked about Woodruff for like 20 minutes two weeks ago on the podcast. I’m sure you were listening as you always do.

    Also Chris Sale is done set fire to your teams!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        He’s still trying to figure out how to justify Greinke.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn!

  116. Batster says:
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    I wasnt looking to make a trade but was offered one.
    Side A: walker bueller, goldy, and starling marte
    Side B: aaron nola, JD Martinez, and AJ pollock
    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD side

      • Batster says:
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        Thanks grey. Really enjoy your website.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks, homey!

  117. Db says:
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    Brett Gardner vs Detroit and one game in Baltimore

    Meadows vs Bettis, Freeland, Marquez

    Hampson vs stanek, snell, Morton

    De shields vs peacock, verlander, cole, Matt Harvey

    Pinder vs price, sale, eovaldi

    Pick 3 to start leaning Gardner, Hampson, pinder

  118. peacecoast says:
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    yandy or bird assume they both play every day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yandy

  119. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league

    Need to pick up one for a utility spot

    Domingo Santana or Pete Alonso

    • William Hung says:
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      I predict Grey would say Domingo since there are no playing time concerns – god knows what the Mets are gonna do when Frazier & Lowrie are healthy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  120. herschel says:
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    @Grey: apologies in advance for the “hows the team” post, but we had a late draft yesterday and clearly i wasnt hugged enough as a child. 12 team, weekly roto two keeper league plus one minor leaguer keeper. worrying its a bit too “upsides-y”, especially the pitching. thoughts?

    C – Grandal
    1B – Voit
    2B – McNeil
    3B – Bryant
    SS – Story
    OF – Acuna
    OF – Springer
    OF – Conforto
    DH – Treat
    SP – Flaherty, Clevinger, Lucchesi, Glasnow, Gibson
    RP – Yates, W Smith

    Bench Bats – McMahon, Senzel, Vlad Jr, Royce Lewis
    Bench Pitchers – Matz, Peralta, Caleb Smith, Bradley, Kimbrel, Taylor Rogers

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks good to me, too many bench bats, but that’s inor… I like your pitching as well… I’d be very happy with this team!

  121. DB says:
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    maeda @colorado
    Straham vs Arizona and @stl
    Corbin burnes vs Chicago Cubs

    Pick one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strahm

  122. Schwab says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Last year with ESPN, you could see which hitters were active prior to the game. This year, I’m not seeing it. Is there something ESPN changed or something I need to change my settings? Thanks for any help.

    • knucks says:
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      Grey mentioned he’s out on ESPN.

      But I know what your talking about and its not just you. I’ve reached out to the @ESPN support account on twitter and it looks like alot of others have too. Got a pretty generic response back about how they are working on features that will be added throughout the season.

      The larger prob for my leagues is not being able to see a Games Played or Innings Pitched/Games Started Pace. You can use the ESPN app to see how many you’ve started or used, but you can’t see anything related to it at all on the website.

      • Schwab says:
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        Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t have ESPN leagues this year

  123. Christopher Sherwin says:
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    Almighty Grey!

    Which side you like better?

    Bellinger & Trevor Richards

    Gerrit Cole & AJ Pollock

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole, but fairly even

  124. Alex says:
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    Would you want Kike Hernandez over Piscotty? I’m feeling tempted by his multi-position eligibility especially since I’m rostering too many outfielders and looking toward a trade in a couple of weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, not yet over Piscotty

  125. JC says:
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    I put feelers out to trade Buehler
    I have offer of Matt Chapman. Would leave me w rotation of
    Marquez
    Lucchesi
    Eovaldi
    Matz
    Burnes
    Woodruff
    Chapman would move Shaw, Muncy or Eduardo Escobar to my bench…Don’t need a bat, but if it’s time to sell Buehler before his value plummets…
    Take offer or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want more than Chapman, but I guess if you’re super nervous

  126. Big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty H2H 5×5 OBP

    Was offered to me

    My Goldy/cano/laureano for Stanton/j Bradley/sandy alcantrara

    Stanton could be done for year, burn locked in to that’s Paton and lineup which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton could be done for the year? What?

      • big league choo says:
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        He could be done for the year, most likely not…but he is locked in the middle of ny park/lineup for the next 4-5 years

        • big league choo says:
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          Would Rosario and Corbin be a better return than Stanton ?

        • big league choo says:
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          Would Rosario and Corbin be a better return than Stanton ?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’d want more

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s out for a few weeks

          • big league choo says:
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            I traded him laureano/Goldy for Stanton/bell/alcantrara

            I can handle bell at the CI spot and laureano would be cut soon have bader Andrew him platooning with ohtani coming back.

  127. Aardvark says:
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    Wong with another hr. You buying in?

    • peacecoast says:
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      I would if the Rockies ever put Murphy on the fucking IL already

      • knucks says:
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        Looks like they just did, at least according to Rotowire. Now w/ the clowns over at ESPN (at least for me, dunno about you PC) it could be some time still.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Guys they are drooling over right now on XM now that season has started.

        Bellinger
        Yelich
        Baez
        Domingo Santana

        And Wong

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Where were they two weeks ago?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        He was traded to the Giants

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, why not?

      • Aardvark says:
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        Worth a shot that he keeps it going. My only other 2nd baseman is villar. Thanks grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t drop Villar if that’s what you’re asking

          • Aardvark says:
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            No I was between picking up Musgrove or Wong. I WAsnt in real need of another starter and I figured Wong could maybe end up being my starter over villar

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              To bench Villar? Meh, doesn’t sound great

              • Aardvark says:
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                Villar HR right on que

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yup

  128. Db says:
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    Brett Gardner vs Detroit and one game in Baltimore

    Meadows vs Bettis, Freeland, Marquez

    Hampson vs stanek, snell, Morton

    De shields vs peacock, verlander, cole, Matt Harvey

    Pinder vs price, sale, eovaldi

    Pick 3 to start leaning Gardner, Hampson, pinder

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meadows, Hampson, Gardner

  129. Jon says:
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    Taylor Rogers or Chad Green? ERA/WHIP/K/SV+0.5 HOLDS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Green

  130. Tay Tay says:
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    This might be tough to gauge at this point in the season, but which player do you think produces more fantasy points at the end of the year? (Head to Head/Roto Point scoring)

    Goodrum
    McNeil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McNeil

  131. Jon says:
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    No idea who to add:

    Goodrum, LeMahieu, Chris Taylor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goodrum

  132. Uglee says:
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    I’m torn, I want to grab Domingo Santana… But not sure if anyone is worth dropping for the add… Thoughts? 12 team, 3 OF, H2H scoring.

    Cervelli
    Goldy
    Cano
    Devers
    Tatis
    Bellinger
    D Peralta
    Jimenez
    K Davis
    Bregman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no one to drop

  133. The Great Knoche says:
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    Guys they are drooling over right now on XM now that season has started.

    Bellinger
    Yelich
    Baez
    Domingo Santana

    And Wong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Where were they two weeks ago?

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Taking JD third and Verlander 12th

  134. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Everywhere I turn I’m surrounded by Morans! Seriously I own this guy in every dynasty league. Thank god the Kang got rung.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m rocking him in Tout, you know I’m a Moran man

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        Are you a Mor-man?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, and my underpants are magical

  135. Y thou says:
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    Wendle was just dropped. Would you stash him over Strickland? I’m not hurting for closers at the moment.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  136. Lucky Dog says:
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    Clevinger dealing…7 k’s though 4. Loved his value in the middle rounds this year. Hopefully it’s a sign of good things to come.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love it!

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        I had him last year. He had flashes. What really impressed me is the last AB agaunst Engel. After getting ahead 1-2 with LeBeef on 1st, he missed close twice. Last year that was 100% guaranteed to be a walk. This time he k’d Engel looking.

        9 k’s through 5 on 85 pitches. 2 BB.

        Run support may be a challenge though. Could be this year’s deGrom (in terms of wins. which is fine for where he was drafted)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, that is some parenthetical caveat

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            Right?

            Also hot damn, 7 IP, career high 12 is & a 1-0 lead.

            Go us!

            • Lucky Dog says:
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              Well that was short lived.

              Sad souzaphone.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice!

              • Lucky Dog says:
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                That bullpen is an embarrassment of a mockery of a joke.

                Gah!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Look at their lineup!

                  • Luxky Dog says:
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                    It was a miracle they scored 1 run. The Indians are like hannukah – they’ll score 1 run a game for 7 games.

                    Like getting a pair of socks & a new trapper keeper on consecutive days. Oy!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha

  137. Cohen says:
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    Grey, u think Moran is worthy in a 12 team league at util?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  138. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto with OBP. Saves league, no holds.

    I’ve got Lourdes at 2B with Lowrie on the bench — no room at the DL Inn.

    1) Drop Gurriel Jr. for Wong or Moncada?

    2) Drop Lowrie for Burnes or SAGNOF (Minter – DL)?

    3) Continue to hold Betances? Currently my RPs are Miller, Holland, Kennedy, Swarzak (DL).

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Moncada 2. Sure, Burnes 3. Nah

  139. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    my moves in a 10 teamer h2h are limited. 47 left for ROS

    I own burns. Would you drop him for Arrieta, Rodon, Matz, Pineda or Musgrove…or just save the move and stay put?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  140. Uncle Ernie says:
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    Hey Grey nice to see these daily’s once again. And I do own Daniel lol. I was offered an interesting deal today in my 8 team league. My Yelich for his Trout. Here’s the facts: Yelich salary $25 Trout $62. Trouts not a keeper at that price. Yelich I don’t think keeps up this pace,including last year all season. He will end up hurt (bad back) I’m thinking Yelich salary just under espn average but not worthy of a keeper spot next season. I’m thinking take the offer and just roll with Trout.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Trout

  141. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Wong or Kiki?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kike

  142. Gigorilla says:
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    It is still Miller Park for this and next. AFI or AMFAM or whatever = stupid. Will always be Miller Park, even to your 10 young followers on TwittBook.

    What is with the big teeth flashing every where, and I don’t mean AOC’s. Half the posts are “Grey — I agree with Big Teeth”. I enjoy his work, but c’mon, he is hogging your show.

    Lastly — is it just early or what, but does there appear to be more young SP’s ready to break through this year? Pads, Brew, Atl, etc. Talent or salary? Interesting.

    BTW — your week end recaps are the best — 2-3 days of info in one column. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Donkey Teeth knows his stuff… It’s just early on the young SPs, maybe like 2 or 3 will actually break through… Thanks!

      • Gigorilla says:
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        No Doubt (not the band) DT is smart – I read his stuff, but when I google/duckduckgo Donkey Teeth I get pictures of — wait — donkey teeth.

        When I search for Grey Albright, I find all sorts of things — a zen master on a mountaintop watching the sun rise, then set, a prolific sports expert, seeker of older women, author, etc. Pages and pages……….

        Just saying.

        Is DT Gilbert Gottfried turned baseball junkie?

  143. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Who is best choice for Minnesota saves? I currently have Trevor May — should I hold or drop for Parker or Rogers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker

  144. frankgrimes says:
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    Freakin Stanton!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s such a tease

      • frankgrimes says:
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        NFBC razz (tears) and I’m in first right now haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          In RCL you can find someone off waivers to fix his slot for a month

          • frankgrimes says:
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            Ya I have him in a few of those too.
            I missed line up lock stupid early game!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I got screwed by Andujar in a weekly

              • frankgrimes says:
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                Is he hurt too?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yup!

                  • frankgrimes says:
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                    Have you watched that show Black Monday?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nah, any good?

              • frankgrimes says:
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                Oh damn just saw that too.
                Black Monday ha

            • Gigorilla says:
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              Coming for you Frank

              –Diamond Dogs

              • frankgrimes says:
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                Nice. My team is in shambles!

  145. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Clevinger + all CLE pitchers = the Degrom(s) of 2019. Filthyness with zero run support/wins.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All Indians SPs, yup

  146. Stephen Lyon says:
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    We’re in on The Shoe at home to the O’s later this week, right? The SON certainly is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I am

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        Hopefully he can, er, cobble together a QS for me!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can I get same from Roark?

          • Stephen Lyon says:
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            My opponent has him, so I can’t say I’m 100% dedicated to that cause.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

              • Stephen Lyon says:
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                The early season is not the time for the QS :-(

                • Stephen Lyon says:
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                  Pitch count did for K-aleb too.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Yeah, indeed

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  They’re hard to come by in general with bullpens and such

                  • Stephen Lyon says:
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                    And maybe even more so this year with openers maybe becoming more of a thing and managers apparently becoming more happy with needing only 5-6 innings from a starter before going to the bullpen.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, exactly

  147. herschel says:
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    @Grey: sagnof. drop archie bradley for parker, kennedy or wily peralta? or just hold and wait for holland to implode?

    gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy

  148. What's a Drexl? says:
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    we should’ve known the reds wouldn’t actually walk the walk when it came to winning. winker benched now 2 days in a row (unless injured this makes no sense. against a righty today)

    meanwhile franchy has popped back up as the righty side starter at depthcharts but not in real life. 1 start all year so far. margot is actually back starting though. 15 team roto dynasty can attempt getting o’neill with stanton out but having this offense, which other player should i obtain over franchy (it’s probably just JBJ)
    this many BN bats from still having enough SP to hit the not huge innings cap
    C barnes (2B)
    1B cron
    2B mcneil
    SS bregman (3B)
    3B baez (SS)
    LF desmond (1B, being benched from TRON numbers till he hits in COL, well WAS till stanton went out)
    CF bader (RF)
    RF judge
    util (2) laureano (CF), nunez (2B/3B)
    BN astudillo (3B/C), franchy (CF/LF)

    DL: cespedes, stanton

    best franchy replacement: belt (1B/LF), d.smith, schebler (all OF), teoscar (LF/RF), gordon (LF)

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      forgot if i win o’neill i would already have the 2 LF’ers (desmond, o’neill (fowler just did something to himself), so add in these as options over franchy: JBJ, candelman, bour, hanram, k.calhoun, choi, reddick

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        JBJ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schebler

  149. Stephen Lyon says:
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    K-aleb Smith, amiright?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      I’m starting to think I should drop all my pitchers and just grab the Marlins staff and stream one other best matchup everyday to try and pick up wins.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  150. Alex says:
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    How about Kike over Voit? I’ll soon have Hoskins at 1B and many good outfielders to fill the void (Voit?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I want Voit

  151. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    My first scoring complaint of the season: runners that reach due to a dropped third strike should not count as earned runs if they come around to score.

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      stupid espn confusing me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz’s runs were earned?!

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        No, espn took them off.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That makes sense

  152. The Great Knoche says:
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    Well that’s something you don’t see everyday. Hendriks gives up an unearned leadoff Home Run.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How’d that happen?

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Dropped pop up in foul territory. Followed by a 79MPH BP changeup right down the can traveling 420 feet to right center.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I saw

  153. What's a Drexl? says:
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    best franchy replacement in NL only with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added. 10 team h2h.
    C molina
    1B freeman
    2B mcneil
    SS gone varnish
    3B franco
    MI wong
    CI kang
    OF (4) rhysus (1B), bader, conforto, harper
    util (1) kike (every position but 3B and C)
    BN franchy
    options: mini donkey, prado, r.herrera, o’brien, jd davis, lagares (he can’t be the answer), panik, fowler (i had just owned him after the draft for one day, dropped for sandy for yesterday’s spot start for me, now of course holding sandy)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      y.munoz also an option. but he gets less at bats than probably at least most of that group.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Meh

  154. Perfect Game says:
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    Looking at a few trade scenarios.

    Have some concerns about the ability to pitch deep into game and IP limitations for Buehler and Flaherty and counting stats (K/QS) they can provide me over the course of the season.

    I think the Cards let Flatherty pitch more than the Dodgers will let Buehler so I want to see what I can get for him.

    My lineup in a shallow 10-team standard 5×5 redraft roto.

    1B Voit
    2B Schoop
    3B Shaw
    SS Story
    OF Yelich, Acuna, Hoskins (will be 1B eligible soon)
    UTIL Modesi
    UTIL Robles
    BENCH Rosario

    SP Clevinger, Buehler, Flaherty, Marquez
    RP Barnes, Giles, Leclerc
    BENCH Freeland, Strahm

    Would you give up:

    1. Buehler for Berrios or Wheeler?
    2. Buehler and Rosario for Baez?
    3. Buehler and Strahm for Carrasco ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez sure

      • Perfect Game says:
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        What about #1 and #3? Would you do either based on my roster or hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’re not great

          • Perfect Game says:
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            Thanks.

            Who do you want ROS in a 10-team shallow standard roto redraft league for counting stats?

            Voit or Alonso
            Glasnow or Strahm

            • Perfect Game says:
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              sStrahm shit the bed in his start and answered my question for me.

              Urias looks awesome tonight. His stuff is electric.

  155. Ferris says:
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    NL-only so hitters are very hard find

    Would you trade any one of
    Jake Lamb
    Mikael Franco
    Frenmil Reyes
    For
    Greinke?

    The replacement bat would be a wrong side of the platoon type or a neil walker type

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  156. William Hung says:
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    damn, doesn’t Pete Alonso know if he doesn’t at least hit 1 double a game he risks getting sent down in favor of Todd Frazier when he returns?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I know!

      • William Hung says:
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        Damn Story’s last 3 games have been rough – 0/12 with 6 Ks – he needs to be on that Bellinger diet

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, early

      • William Hung says:
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        Alonso got my memo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Love it!

  157. TJ says:
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    I need a 3B but have
    DJ Lemahieu and Ryon Healy about to get eligibility.
    Right now I have Lamb.
    I also need a little pitching help.
    Should I drop Lamb for
    Seranthony
    Anibal
    Or
    Trevor Williams
    While they are still available?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Williams

  158. SwaggerJackers says:
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    In OBP, Schoop or McNeil?

    I never intended to draft Schoop but someone sniped Shaw from me so yeah, now I have Schoop and hate it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s close tho, so I can see the switch if you want that OBP

  159. Lucky Dog says:
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    ACHNA MATATA BABY!!!

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      Er, ACUNA

      Damn these sausage fingers!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Acuna Moncada!

      • Luxky Dog says:
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        I could pick up Maeda? I won’t start him but it would complete my team name. I tried to trade for Moncada but the owner wouldn’t bite. I explained that it was critical to my team name but somehow that didn’t sway him.

        Sad Souzaphone

  160. Andrew Mellars says:
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    H2H category league….Which SP do you like the most from this group of FAs….Peacock, McHugh, Burnes, Pineda, Wacha, K Gibson or Chirinos? Also, my RPs are looking suspect. I have Robertson, Hicks and Kimbrel. Would you drop any for Colome, Strop or Barnes? Please let me know what your Greydar is telling you. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peacock — Barnes over Robertson

      • William Hung says:
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        Matt Barnes or Jacob Barnes?

        • Andrew Mellars says:
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          Matt Barnes

  161. steve stevenson says:
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    Wacha or T. Williams?

  162. Mike says:
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    can I labrium transplant with Andujar? I’m barely using mine…

    League with walks and OPS on top of standard five

    In a vacuum would you rather have Franco, K. Calhoun, or Adam “I have an everyday job” Jones?

  163. Lucky Dog says:
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    Watching this Giants / Dodgers game, Urías looks filthy. Glad I picked him up.

    What would you guess his innings limit will be?

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      That breaking ball is nasty.

      • Luxky Dog says:
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        Plus changeuo to a lefty too with a runner at 2nd. So 3 plus pitches. 77 pitches & 5 might be it. Wonder when they’ll shut him down.

    • Stephen Lyon says:
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      He’s one of thoe rare guys who makes pitching look easy.

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        He was throwing all 3 pitches in every count to either R or L.he got a K on a 84 mph curve in the middle of the plate. Urías don’t GAF.

  164. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Joe Kelly. Jesus.

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      Pandas gonna Panda.

  165. NoOne Special says:
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    12 team h2h which side.
    Nola/chapman
    Marquez/Lindor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chapman who

      • NoOne Special says:
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        sorry matt chapman

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