Since the season started, us fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!) have been listening for one distinctive sound.  The sound of TSSST.  The sound of TSSST is not a snake with a lisp.  That would be pfft.  No, no, the sound of TSSST is the sound of a Coors being opened in the summer.  A soft sizzle sound.  Yesterday, we heard our first TSSST of Coors.  Pitchers pitchslapping pitchers; hitters hitting bloop singles because everyone needs to defend against the double; ten lords of leaping onto home plate for both teams.  This is why I keep saying buy David Dahl (4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer); buy Trevor Story (4-for-6, 3 runs); buy Daniel Murphy (3-for-5, 1 run, 3 RBIs); by Ryan McMahon (3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer) is hopefully Brendan Rodgers (0-for-1).  If baseball is bizzonkers for home runs this year, and it is, can you imagine what Coors is going to be like?  Every visitor is going to have a great day, whether it’s Christian Walker (2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer) or Eduardo Escobar (2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer) like yesterday.  Though, I still wish The Grand Cronyon was in the lineup hitting them to Boulder!  (By the way, seeing a box score with Walker and McMahon both having HRs as a multiple owner of Cron/Rodgers is like seeing a picture of two guys high-fiving while treating a loved one like a Chinese finger trap.)  More on Kevin Cron in this afternoon’s Buy column because my favorite movie is Die Hard With Old Habits.  Speaking of buys (can you believe the smoothness of these segues?), buy all hitters in Coors.  Not even Daniel Murphy, but especially Daniel Murphy.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Shohei Ohtani – Didn’t start vs. Kikuchi, because Ausmus is a complete jackass.  Not saying you have to do fan service for fan service’s sake, but hundreds of Japanese media fly in, people in Japan making it appointment TV, and Ausmus starts Jonathan Lucroy at DH just because he felt like it.  Not like the Angels or Mariners are real contenders.  Why not do the fan service thing here unless you are a legit moron, which I think applies for Ausmus.

Cesar Puello – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and now I have to actually look at him.  Damn, Latino Chicken Caesar is old for having less than 20 games experience in the majors.  He looks like a Quad-A player with some power and speed and no everyday job.  I guess maybe La Stella sneezed on him.  Think Latino Chicken Caesar is going to be most famous for the exchange, “Are you wearing a toga?”  “No, it’s a wrap!”

Yusei Kikuchi – 3 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.43.  After his last awful start, someone said he was tipping his pitches.  I hope it was the requisite 18%!  On the reals, you can’t start him again until he shows he’s fixed the issue.

Tim Beckham – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games, hitting .259.  Of course, he’s better than J.P. Crawford!  Why is this so obvious to me and not to a major league team?  Major League Team, “He also booted a grounder.”  Oh, shut up, Major League Team!  I’d grab Beckham if I needed power from MI.

Tyler Beede – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (3 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 7.82, as he was recalled vs. Sandy Alcantara – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (5 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 4.08.  With the Giants and Marlins squaring off, this matchup was billed as, “First team to one wins.”

Travis Shaw – Will rejoin the Brewers next week. To reduce risk of a heart attack, start to get frustrated now that a .160-hitting guy is replacing Hiura in the order and hitting higher than he ever hit.

Mike Moustakas – 4-for-6, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homer, hitting .269.  The most moistest of Moistasskisses!

Yasmani Grandal – 4-for-6 and his 12th homer and a triple short of the cycle, i.e., a catcher’s cycle with apologies to John Buck.

Joe Musgrove – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.57.  “Why does it feel like my eyes are being cleaned with bleach?”  “It’s blech, same difference.”  C**nt Hurdle should shove his whole hand up Ray Searage’s ass and move his lips to say, “Forget pitching to contact, strikeout some guys.”  Ya know what’s the greatest thing any Pirates’ starter has ever heard?  You’re being traded.

Colin Moran – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 6th homer (more than Dahl — ha!), hitting .264, and this was his 2nd homer in as many games.  Moran won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but he does appear to be a risin’ schmotato.

Carlos Carrasco – 6 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.98.  Everyone in the preseason, “The Indians will make the playoffs, but only due to their pitching.”  HA!  *signs up for flying lessons, cancels lessons when remembers scared of heights, goes to 17 years of counseling for fear of heights, then takes flying lessons again, conquers fear of flying and heights* Flight instructor, “You never told me why for the last 17 years you were so dedicated to flying.”  As I lift my Snoopy flight goggles, “I want to fly a plane into my computer showing my fantasy team where I owned Carrasco 17 years ago.”  I know no one wants to hear this (!), but his peripherals look great and he could be a buy low. *dodges tomato* Sorry!

Yonder Alonso – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .180.  Is he trying to make Manny Machado feel better at the family Thanksgiving?

Jose Abreu – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .255, and 2nd homer in as many games.  I like his new “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” attitude towards launch angling. I also like gerund’ing it.  By the way, why the eff doesn’t gerund have an -ing form?  I’m gerunding!

Adalberto Mondesi – 3-for-3, 2 runs and his 6th homer, hitting .287.  On pace for 100/17/52/122/.280.  I won’t even bother listing the 45 or so names that were drafted before him that everyone in the preseason was so much more excited about, because Mondesi doesn’t take a walk, which isn’t even a category in most of their leagues.

Jorge Soler – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .245, and this was his 2nd homer in as many games.  Hey, no complaints, but, if I were to make a tiny complaint, cut your Ks a little.

Jake Junis – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.35.  Streamonator loves his next start, which is slightly crazy to me because it’s vs. the Sawx. His peripherals aren’t sneaking up on anyone like a Junis might imply.

Shin-Soo Choo – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .299. The Seoul Train awards his owners with H.R. Volume 10.

Nomar Mazara – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, hitting .267, and his 2nd homer in the last three games.  If he was dropped, well, okay, but he is starting to feel like a poor man’s Soler.  I will call him, Light Bulb.

Jason Vargas – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.46.  He’s pitching better than Syndergaard.  Fantasy baseball:  When everyday stress isn’t enough.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.48.  I’d take a bet that Ryu ends the year with an ERA below 2.50, which in today’s game is like a sub-zero ERA.

Jerad Eickhoff – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.10.  MLB teams are making it their personal mission to hassle the ‘hoff.

Dakota Hudson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.94.  Dakota’s peripherals are the ugliest things I’ve ever seen in my life and I’ve googled “Blue Waffle” before in my life.  Don’t you google it, if you don’t know what it is.  Seriously!  This is making you want to google it more, isn’t it?  Hashtag Resist!

Matt Wieters – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. His time behind the plate will be short, because Yadier Molina should return shortly, i.e., you can’t keep a Molina away from a plate.

Jedd Gyorko – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Funnily enough (not funnily enough), for some stats I needed for the Buy/Sell coming later this afternoon, I saw Gyorko was averaging the longest distance on homers this year.  Excuse me, longest distance on a home run.  At the time, he only had one.  Gyorko, have the decency to fade away like Josh Rutledge.  By the way (and you thought I couldn’t find 500 words to talk about with Gyorko), if Josh Rutledge has a Google Alert of his name set up, his last five years have all been alerts from Razzball.  With that said, I hope you’re doing well, Josh.  Bed, Bath and Beyond made a great choice by putting you in the sleepers’ section.

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-4 and his 16th homer, hitting .241. OZUNA wait for his pitch.  OZUNA mime taking number at deli counter when entering batter’s box.

Martin Perez – 2 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.71.  Here’s my Martin Perez impersonation, “Everyone’s saying I turned a corner!  This is fun!  Watch as I turn another corner back to where I was!  Wheeeee!”  I have no faith in Perez now, and haven’t been that M. Perez’d by him.  He’s better than he was going into this year?  Yes.  Now he’s great?  No.

Charlie Morton – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.54. I don’t own Morton. I do wish I owned Morton.  *twitches nose, Morton doesn’t magically appear on my team* Bewitched sold me a bill of goods!

Avisail Garcia – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .301, hitting near-.350 in the last week with bizzonkers of donkers.  I’m not sure if he’s owned in 50% of leagues, which is why he’s not in this afternoon’s Buy, but he should be, if he’s not.  Also, Son just gave you his Avisail Garcia fantasy.

Austin Meadows – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs, hitting .361. Rays scored 14 runs yesterday, and the only home run was Ji-Man Choi (1-for-2, 2 RBIs, 5th homer) as he replaced a gimpy Pham (2-for-2).  Excuse me, while I bask in my Meadows preseason sleeper, using it as tinfoil to reflect sun back on my face.  *looks in mirror after tanning* Okay, who wrote ‘Daniel Palka sleeper’ in suntan lotion on my face?

  1. Charlie says:
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    Pederson, Robles or Garcia?

    • Lincecuminmypants says:
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      Can I add Soler, Renfroe and Puig to this list?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Robles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  2. Yes says:
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    Grey!

    Gr8 stuff m8, I r8 8/8

    I love lamp, do you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  3. Gary Z says:
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    What’s up Grey & DT!?
    Hunter Dozier is seemingly headed to the IL. I have 29/100 pickups used, with all my bench sticks on the IL, is it wise to use a transaction to replace Dozier? I have Voit & Vogelbach in utility spots, so I could pick up anyone at any position and move one of these guys in Doziers spot @ 1B.

    Christian Walker , David Fletcher, Matt Olson & Mallex Smith are a few names available…or do I hold onto my transactions?

    Thanks in advance & great write up as always!! Wished I would have reached for Mondesi, he’s a beast!!

    • Cram It says:
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      Do you not know if you’d rather have the empty bench spot or use one of your moves?

      • Gary Z says:
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        Hey Cram-

        Asking if I should leave a utility spot open since I have limited transactions or is it worth picking someone up.

        It might help to know this is a H2H 8×8 category league. R,HR,RBI,TB,K, SB,AVG,OPS
        I do have Dee Gordon, Correa on IL , you guys think I should wait it out or can i not afford to be without stats from one active position.

        Hopefully I clarified a bit?

        • Cram It says:
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          Oh. You shouldn’t be having an open lineup spot.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Olson unless you need steals, then Mallex

      • Gary Z says:
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        Thanks DT!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Gary Z says:
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        Thanks Grey! Have a good weekend!!!

        -g

  4. Jeremy Burke says:
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    Just saw Dback are bringing up Duplantier to start against the Mets today. Any way he sticks? He worthy of a speculative add in 10 or 12 team mixed leagues?
    Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      No

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      He could stick with Weaver out. I think he’s worth 12 team consideration if you have larger benches…the upside is there.

      • Jeremy Burke says:
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        Gotcha. Thanks Cram and DT.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d stream him for now

  5. Prog Nation says:
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    In need of a streamer today, if any. Who to start?

    Maeda vs Phillies
    Lucchesi vs Marlins
    Miles vs Cubs
    Duffy vs Rangers
    Chacin vs Pirates

    Leaning toward either Lucchesi, Miles, or Chacin based on history. Currently, beating my opponent in all pitching categories, except K’s.

    Thanks and have a Greyt Friday.

    • Jeremy Burke says:
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      Streamonator loves Luchessi today.

      • Cram It says:
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        Seems like the sensible choice.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Lucchesi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

      Thanks! You too!

  6. toolshed says:
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    Ray Searage used to be a good pitching coach for broken players but he has hurt / stalmied the growth of good pitchers. He is old school and stubborn and refuses to change his approach as players have changed their launch angle and swing for the fences. He preaches pitch to contact and use the fast ball more and use the slider less. Look at the k rate of some recent pitchers skyrocket after they left Pit: Cole, Morton, Glasnow. I am convinced Tallion will become an ace and probably win a Cy Young as soon as he leaves Pit. And they trade for archer whose best pitch is the slider and he is throwing it less and getting hammered. Btw, that archer for glasnow and meadows trade is looking pretty ugly for pittsburgh.

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      Coles average k/9 for pit was 8. He is now at 14.1. That’s embarassing.

      Mortons best k/9 with pit was 7.2. He’s now at 11.5

      Glasnow was a hair above 8 k/9 with pit and is now 10.2.

      Archer went from 10.5 -11 to 8.8 k/9 with pit.

      Taillion may be the most talented pitcher that searage has had and his k rate is 7.2 this year.

      What does Searage have to do to get fired?

    • Shoegum Reynolds says:
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      The most insane part of Searage continually preaching pitch-to-contact is that the Bucs infield defense has been absolutely abysmal for a long time. How do the people who allowed this to continue not get fired?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t disagree

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        This is a great point. Musgrove has fallen to shit too, as has his K rate.0

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

    • Huffin Gas says:
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      This is a direct quote from a local Pittsburgh sports reporter that asked Searage earlier in May about Glasnow’s success since leaving the Pirates. I did not alter this line: “He was a young, green kid and there’s some things that were involved, not from my side, but other things that I can’t elaborate on because I don’t want to give anybody a tip,” Searage said. HAHAHAHAHA. O. K. Damn those green kids, always making Searage look bad.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HAHA, I mean, seriously

  7. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    i definitely would want to hear it on carrasco except i already knew it.

    20 team dynasty roto with OBP/slugging/QS/K per 9 added and net saves and holds added. we can keep all starting roster slots (except for the extra IF and 4th any OF slot, start 5 SP, 5 RP) and up to 10 prospect eligible guys. 1st year was an auction, all other years will be snakes.
    C phegley
    1B rhysus (LF)
    2B ketel one (SS/CF, i had so little money left for the last MI guy during auction draft that he was about my 8th best (at the time) option, blowing up luckily for me)
    SS story
    3B mostsuckass (2B)
    IF semien (SS, he was dropped a few weeks ago)
    LF bauers (1B)
    CF kiermaier
    RF harper (CF)
    OF gordon (LF)
    util otani (hitter only)
    BN (this many since only 1400 max innings): panik (2B), laureano (CF)
    DL (5): mcneil (2B/3B/LF), cruz (DH), a.diaz
    NA (10): vientos, o.cruz, kelenic, larnach, n.jones, y.diaz (BAL), brujan, lux
    SP: ryu, matz, happ (i screwed up bidding 12 on him with his age, a bit later l.castillo ONLY went for the same 12, i figured i’d never afford him), ed-rod, turnbull, marquez, jefry rod (hard to improve on him in FA, unless i went with holds guy at SP)
    RP: r.iglesias, giles, buttrey, wittgren, duke newcomb (i’ve changed this last RP slot all year)
    DL: clevinger (about half of what thor cost in auction, f’ing nuts), morrow
    NA: d.garcia (NYY), puk

    drop d.garcia (or anybody else) for m.baez (SD) who was just dropped? want to have some prospect pitchers in here stashed. j.adams/freeman/groshans/rocchio also out there, but i could use some pitcher prospects. b.wilson also is, since in yahoo he only has P (not SP or RP) so he doesn’t yet exist in this league. d.garcia (i’m checking now) WAS ranked higher than m.baez in prospects live’s top 100 (which i hadn’t realized, but probably knew back in march).

    2. also, when mcneil is back clearly panik is the drop, but right now add any of: b.dixon, choi, newman, castro (catcher, for phegley off days, he at least plays more than castro).

    • Donkey Teeth

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      1. Sure on Michel Baez
      2. Choi for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT — maybe lose Dixon instead of Choi, they’re all kinda whatever, more based on who you actually play most

  8. Mojoman says:
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    Hello Grey, Hello DT.
    Have a nice weekend :)

    I started Martin Perez and sit Morton. Lol
    I got Andrus from waiver bid, (12 teamer roto with QS and OBP) so I have 3 great SS – Bogaerts, Segura, Andrus. If I should trade one of them for SP, which level could I get?

    Thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Hey Mojo,

      Xander I’d want a Buehler or Corbin type.
      Segura I’d look at Marquez or Flaherty.
      Doubt you can move since you just picked him up…

      No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch on Perez/Morton

      Agree with DT

      Thanks! You too!

      • Mojoman says:
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        Oh, thank you DT. I didn’t wonder you tell me details like this. Thank you, Grey as well :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

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    Based on what you said above do you think hiura is going back down when shaw comes back? Shaw isn’t exactly lighting it up in AAA. He is 5 for 26 (.192) with ZERO extra base hits.

    Hiura isn’t exactly killing it either. He has a .260 average and a .315 obp, but is striking out 37% of the time. That’s what shaw did with a .266 obp. Hiura is better defensively than shaw at 2b for what its worth.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know about that, might fall into a platoon…I don’t know, no great hope for him tho

  10. speedpacer says:
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    Pitching crunch with Weaver out (perhaps for season) and neither Reyes nor Nelson yet ready for action. Do you think Duplantier is worth dropping Brendan Rodgers for as a speculative add who could stick in my rotation? Points league, 14 team redraft, and I’m set for now at 2B/SS (Story and the dual eligibles Bregman, Murphy and Chavis cross-insuring each other for those 2 slots). Rockies doing what they can to ensure that Rodgers isn’t tradeable. Thanks!

    • Grey

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      Sure, in a shallow enough league

  11. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!!

    What a wonderful report, loved it!

    a. Let’s all do the Palka polka!! It’s popular in the Polish ex-pat community on the north side. Sorry, man! I was so in love with Palka because you recommended him that I was all over him in some leagues but dropped him almost as quickly because he didn’t do much early on. Haven’t heard any news about him since your recent suntan lotion incident, scroll up. Where’s he at? Is there no hope for him?

    b. Beckham or Walker ROS? Am really concerned about his (Beckham’s) error-prone ways but the O’s are too far gone at the bottom of the AL East to care, right?

    This song inspired my words in ‘b’ above.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfTPHzE9GqM

    Given that the music originated in Detroit, the Tigers could also use it as their anthem in the AL Central.

    c. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for May 31

    Pardon My Sarong is a 1942 film about two men who join a playboy on a boat trip that finds them on a tropical island, where a jewel thief has sinister plans for them.

    Wellington Pflug, aka Moola (Costello): [after being told he has to go into the temple on top of a volcano, from which no one has ever returned] I’ll go up there into that temple. I’ll face danger.

    Algernon ‘Algy’ Shaw (Abbott): I knew you would.

    Wellington Pflug, aka Moola (Costello): I don’t care if the boogeyman’s in there.

    Algernon ‘Algy’ Shaw (Abbott): Thatta boy.

    Wellington Pflug, aka Moola (Costello): There’s only one thing I want you to do.

    Algernon ‘Algy’ Shaw (Abbott): What’s that?

    Wellington Pflug, aka Moola (Costello): Talk me out of it.

    Not only is Lou a human punching bag as evidenced from yesterday’s quote but he’s also a wuss. Nothing worse than a wuss of a human punching bag, right?

    d. Have a nice weekend.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      A. Haha, he’s dead to me B. Beckham C. I don’t remember this movie, to balance out me saying I like the other ones D. You too!

  12. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Domingo Herman a top 40 sp ROS? Keep getting trade offers for him. Thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I think he is

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think so

  13. Herr Drumpf says:
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    12 team, 5×5 roto: My star-studded bullpen features Luke Jackson, Cishek, Robles and
    Romo (please try to contain your jealousy). I have to drop one of them on Sunday…your choice??

    Thanks and have a great weekend.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Robles for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      You too!

  14. Mike says:
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    Between darvish and Archer, who would you drop in order to pick up matz?

    • Mike says:
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      Also forgot to ask, would you start or sit darvish or Archer today?

      • Donkey Teeth

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        Dunno match ups but wouldn’t start Archer

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Lose Archer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  15. Oz says:
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    In a dynasty league, which side you got?

    Betts for Eloy and Walker Buehler

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Betts but if you’re in rebuild mode I could see taking the other side maybe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

  16. JC says:
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    Grey
    For 3 different teams
    Which of these players rate over McMahon ( anyone you don’t select I will drop for McMahon)

    Lourdes Gurriel, Dietrich & LaStella

    Thank you

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Dietrich and La Stella over McMahon for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      While he’s in Coors, just play him

  17. Jeff says:
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    Now I see why the Rockies are not calling up Kyle or Yordan, they have the dazzling DAZA batting 0.56 and giving up 3 earned runs yesterday!

    • dontbichetteme says:
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      I think it may also be because they arent even on their team.

    • Jeff says:
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      oops

  18. Luke says:
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    Votto or Murphy?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Murphy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  19. Thundergunn says:
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    would you drop Perez to stash Gallen?

    I have Flaherty, Wheeler, Castillo, miley

    • Thundergunn says:
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      Also, would you deal Austin Riley for Daniel Murphy?

      • Thundergunn says:
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        It’s a 14 team mixed Yahoo H2H standard scoring

      • Donkey Teeth

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        Nah

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Riley side

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallen sure

  20. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    About time Dahl woke up!

    16 team H2H Keeper. Who am I starting tonight?

    Arrieta @LAD?
    Maeda vs PHil?
    Luchessi vs MIA
    C.Smith @SD?

    Thankyou!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      All but Arrieta

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        Thankyou DT

    • Grey

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      I hope so, Hebrew!

      Agree with DT

  21. Vash says:
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    I’m so much more, less stressed since I traded away mini Soler, Light Bulb.

    Hoping Beede is lightning ? in a bottle.

    • Grey

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      Haha

  22. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    ***BULK ALERT***

    Beeks to get the bulk with Stanek opening versus the Twins tonight.

    DAHL IS ALIVE!! OUR PRAYER HEXAGON WORKED!!! *shifts to praying that Ausmus goes to hell*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice!

      Thanks!

  23. I Miss Steve Sax says:
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    Guy is shopping Foltynewicz ($1), Odorizzi ($8), Tanaka ($21), Teheran ($1) and wants similarly priced and talented hitter in return. I have the following

    $1 Lourdes Gurriel
    $2 DJ LeMahieu
    $8 Luis Rengifo
    $5 David Fletcher
    $13 Domingo Santana
    $12 Tommy La Stella
    $5 Willy Adames
    $6 Didi Gregorius

    What order should I target his pitchers, who would be the best to offer up?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Folty (since only $1 to keep?), Tanaka, Odorizzi, Teheran.

      Probably just best to ask who they like vs throwing darts…

      • I Miss Steve Sax says:
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        Folty and Teheran would be $1 for the rest of the year, go up to $11 for next two years (or I could have the right to top any bid in next year’s auction). Tananka would also just to $31 next year and Odorizzi would stay at $8.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Teheran is garbage

          • Jah says:
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            Gun to your head…..Arrietta @ LAD or Teheran v. DET?
            Pulling the trigger is not an option.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME***********

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I also miss Steve Sax

      These SPs he’s offering are nothing great — I guess Folty or Odorizzi are ok for keepers

      Maybe send some combination of Rengifo, Gurriel, DJ or Fletcher? That order

      • Dave D says:
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        Yip, yip hurray!!!

  24. RicoSuave says:
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    Thanks Grey for the great write-up!

    16 team H2H weekly points league… redraft

    Do you think C. Anderson loses his SP job once Jimmy Nelson returns?

    Chase Anderson or J. Duplantier ?

    Thanks again

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Decent chance of that.

      Duplantier.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  25. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    In a 12 team H2H points league I was offered his Carlos Santana for my Domingo German. My pitching is pretty weak (Carrasco, Luis Castillo, D. German, Kyle Hendricks, Yu Darvish, Jon Gray, Chris Archer, and I stashed Keuchel).

    I’ve been pretty worried seeing Domingo German so low on the ROS player rater; should I take this offer now and try and flip a bat for a better SP? Or keep shopping Domingo German around? ROS player rater has German -$1.2 and C. Santana at $11.

    Thanks as always!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        Thanks Mr. Teeth. Are you thinking Domingo German outperforms the robots projections, or is Carlos Santana just not a good enough offer?

        • Cram It says:
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          Little bit of both.

        • Cram It says:
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          And a little bit of ‘you need the pitching’ and ‘what does Santana do for you?’

          • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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            In this league my CI’s/U are Freeman(1B)/Baez(3B)/Chavis(CI)/Hunter Dozier(U).

            I obsessively check hittertron every day, and take advantage of the weekly hitter planner. Many days it makes sense to swap in a batty call than roll Dozier or Chavis out there, and some days I have to move Baez to 2B or the MI slot when guys like Dahl or B. Rodgers get benched (I move Whit Merrifield from 2B to OF).

            Santana “could” give me the option to flip a bat for a better arm (Freeman or Baez for a Gerrit Cole). Or I could avoid a major regression that the robots predicts for German and stick an opponent with dead weight.

            I could also just say no to the trade an explore other options.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        Appreciate you brothah! Will HODL

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        Would you start Domingo German this weekend vs. the Sawx? I’ve got slim pickings

  26. kilkennybrian says:
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    Cookie Carrasco is quite a case.
    He’s only had 2(!) quality starts this year out of 11 tries. Which is not good. His K:B rate is beautiful, but he continues to not translate it to consistent success.

    I watched his start last night and many this year. In my opinion, his success is very dependent on his slider; which, when it is biting, is nasty as anything.

    Last night, he CONSTANTLY got ahead 0-2 or 1-2, only to have his slider fouled off over and over until he hung one that got ripped into the stands or the green grass.

    I don’t know for sure, but Cookie is one of those guys who just doesn’t always seem to have “it”. His slider some days is downright unhittable, which he throws nasty starts. Others, it hangs, and he gets pummeled. But he always looks decent regardless because he never really walks too many batters.

    I do want to agree that Cookie is a buy low, but he’s really hard to trust on a start by start basis. He gets roofied way too often for a perceived “elite” starter.

    Just my humble opinion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good stuff, I don’t disagree, but if the price is low enough…

  27. Utah Green Sox says:
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    Hey Grey,

    A bit of a strategy based trade question…
    I play in a 12 team league with 3of and no mi or ci etc. I find there are always heaps of hitters on the waivers (about 60 to 70% ownership), whereas the best pitchers are like lance lynn or wacha.

    Given this setting, would you trade bregman for scherzer. Or would i need something else to add to it (like rp osuna?).
    Or try for something more like bregman and conforto for benintendi and scherzer

    Appopigies for the bad grammar –
    Hazz

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      It’s fair but I’d still want something like Osuna thrown in. The 2 for 2 works also.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Utah Green Sox says:
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        Cheers guys!

  28. Cable says:
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    H/H points…..who’s a better buy low for ROS

    Syndergaard or Carasco

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Carrasco for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  29. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Is it worthwhile keeping Glasnow (1 IL slot) — would probably use it to IL Dozier or other possibilities currently not on teams (e.g., Yandy Diaz)?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Depends how long he’s out but leaning Dozier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  30. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Musgrove or keuchel in a QS league? Or would you just stream the roster spot instead

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Musgrove. Streaming the spot depends on league depth.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  31. The Skrimmer says:
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    While I know he has struggled this year, someone recently dropped M. Franco in my league. I am considering picking him up with the hope that he turns it around and he can sit on my bench while he does.
    I need to drop one of the following: A. Verdugo, L. Urias, J. Leclerc.
    Are any of these worth dropping for Franco? Is it time to give up on Leclerc?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Leclerc works

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  32. Cable says:
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    H/H points ……12 team redraft
    These players are FA’s and like to add one….who

    Dan Murphy
    Hosmer
    Dietrich
    Sano
    Clint Frazier
    M Olsen
    CJ Cron
    Pence

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Olson for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  33. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Hiura on waivers (claim day tomorrow). Two days ago (before Shaw announced as being ready), you said I should drop Tapia for him. Still your opinion?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      It’s a coin flip, I’d take Hiura though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Tapia

  34. Gary says:
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    Thanks for the help. Read everyday, Someone just dropped Carrasco and I have high waiver wire spot. Problem would have to drop one of these : Dietrich, D Santana, Kepler, orM. Minor.Is Carrasco toast or is it a good add and for who. My Current 3 outfielders are Yelich, Eloy, and Dahl

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Lose Kepler for him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  35. Yu says:
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    Ray or Kikuchi ROS

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Ray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Agree with DT

  36. Doiselll says:
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    Giancarlo Stanton/ hunter dozier/ Paul dejong for Trevor story and Carlos Carrasco…

    What size would you want to be on?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m usually a medium men’s

      Story

  37. Cable says:
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    H/H points 12 team redraft ..who’s a better stash

    Alex Reyes or Jimmy Nelson

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Coin flip, Nelson is probably closer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  38. Whattodo says:
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    Nick Senzel and Fernando tatis or Giancarlo and Paul goldschmidt

    Trade has been offered to me. It’s a keeper league where everyone involved is $10 to keep except giancarlo, who is $30.

    Thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Giancarlo side unless you’re rebuilding

    • Cram It says:
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      In a keeper, Senzel side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Senzel

  39. SallyCips says:
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    I bought Carrasco yesterday before his start for Olson and Chavis… I think that’s kinda buy lowish, but I dunno…thoughts?

    Also, sharing your Otani blurb as an example of why Baseball can’t get out of its own way.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Good deal I think

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solid deal!

      Yes, exactly on Ohtani

      • SallyCips says:
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        Thanks, guys!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  40. Alex says:
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    Musgrove and Kikuchi not looking great lately.

    Would you own any of these pitchers over Musgrove and Kikuchi in a 12 team QS, K/9?

    Lucchesi, Gibson, Canning, Trevor Richards, Yonny

    I have a research-related question for you, Grey. When it’s time to look deeper into stats of pitchers who are starting to struggle or break out, what do you look at? What is most useful for you on a site like Fangraphs?

    For example, what cued you into Giolito’s breakout?

    Thanks for the goods!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d try Lucchesi and Canning

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      Combination of things, everyone is different — Giolito’s Ks have jumped, walks lowered, velocity is up, throwing change more which has been instrumental

      • Alex says:
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        Thanks. Makes sense.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  41. Jaca says:
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    Morning DT! Morning Grey!

    Are you dropping any of the below for Sir Didi? Salivating at the idea of him and Voit driving in los runs for my squadron in the heart of the Yankee order

    My team: Yahoo redraft 12 team roto 5×5(avg):
    Lucroy, Voit, Mondesi, Baez, Villar, E. Rosario, Puig, Dahl, Riley, Eloy, Senzel, Tatis Jr., Franny
    Marquez, Wheeler, Bieber, Paddack, Lucchesi, Yates, Hand, Hader, Smith, Iglesias, (IL) CLevinger, (IL) Glasnow

    Thanks guys

    • Daniel Moran says:
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      OF rank: Dahl, Domingo Santana, Clint

      5×5 Yahoo 12t h2h

    • Cram It says:
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      Franny = Franchy? Cordero? Then him.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      You don’t really need him, I’d hold assuming franny is Franmil

      • Jaca says:
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        @Cram Franny be Franmil, i see Franny hasnt quite stuck yet

        @DT OK sounds good!!! thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  42. Daniel Moran says:
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    OF rank: Dahl, Domingo Santana, Clint

    5×5 Yahoo 12t h2h

    • Cram It says:
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      Yes

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Looks good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  43. bigbear says:
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    Well played Grey/Rudy on the title. Dahl’s one of the greats!

    M. Perez’d —> when a player is doing well, but you know it’s not for real. “I’m M.Perez’d.”

    Surprised to not see Eloy in the write up. 3/4 with a 2B and 2 RBI’s against Senior Carrasco. I finally took a look at some underlying stats, he’s hitting the ball hard but on the ground. Momma Jimenez should have named him Elay (LA) instead of Eloy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like M’Perez’d meaning that, nice

      Ha on Elay, I saw the line, meh, get a ball in the air! He’s like the opposite of Jo-Ram

  44. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Anybody see Dexter Fowlers catch? If not look for it he hopped up over the rail behind a clueless fan trying to catch a sky shot foul ball. The fan did’nt even notice him hanging over the rail into the stands behind him. Fowler hovered so long he had time to pat the fan on the back with his glove still hanging on the rail.

  45. The Other JC says:
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    My staff needs help. Or are they just collectively going through a tough patch? Gulp, is Keuchel worth a spin? I did not roster him when he was”good”. Best on wire is probably Strahm. Current staff:

    Carrasco, Berrios, Castillo, Bieber, Hill, Lucchesi/stream
    Parker, Neris, Strop, Baez (holds and saves league)

    What to do?

    • Cram It says:
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      Staff looks solid.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Looks good. I like Strahm over Lucchesi but he has a good matchup today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  46. Ciwa says:
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    Hi Grey!

    Would you drop Kikuchi for one of these?

    Matz
    Miley
    Lyles
    Folty
    Maeda
    Arrieta

    Thanks for everything

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d try Folty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maeda

  47. KCC26 says:
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    How enthusiastically are you stashing Justin Upton in a 12 team mixed league where he was dropped? Is he a must grab or meh?

    Currently have Acuna, Benintendi, Puig, Robles, Choo, Riley as OF options.

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      A 6.75 on the enthusiasm scale.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Depends on bench size. Not a must grab, I’d keep what you have…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d stash him, but not exactly excited about it right now

  48. Racehorse says:
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    Grey –

    Any big picture [aka dynasty oriented] thoughts or opinions on starting pitchers Devin Smeltzer and Zach Pleasac?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thought I went over both the other day when they pitched

      • Racehorse says:
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        Oofah, my bad …

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smeltzer looks like a maybe #5

      Plesac looks like a maybe #3

      • Racehorse says:
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        Thanks, Grey !

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  49. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Just got a strange trade off…..the same guy who offered me Price and Treinnen for Corey Seager . He starts Dansby Swanson over Seager.

    now wants to trade back price for Jon Lester Will Smith and Adam Jones.

    I’m not getting his logic.

    • Cram It says:
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      How does have Price and Seager if he offered you Price for Seager?

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        we completed a trade i got Price and Treinen for Seager a couple weeks ago.

        Now he wants price back for lester, smith and jones. I guess he has buyers remorse.

        Those three players don’t do much for me.

        • Cram It says:
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          Oh, he traded you, not offered you.

          Yeah, I’d hold.

          • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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            Thanks I told him to cram it up his cram hole LOL.

            I chuckle everytime I see the screen name

            • Cram It says:
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              Haha. It’s such a stupid line but so goddamn funny.

              • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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                I also like

                nobody makes me bleed my own blood lefleur….nobody

                and make your jokes mr jokey jokester

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  50. Twins Peaker says:
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    Any love for Felix Pena? I got offered Musgrove for Neris and could replace Neris with Pena on the wire. It’s a pts league so saves don’t mean as much as elsewhere.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Pena over Neris

      • Twins Peaker says:
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        Thanks. Quick follow up. What’s with Musgrove’s lack of strikeouts and struggles in May? Swinging strike rate down significantly. Do you like his chances to recover?

        Owner also has Griffin Canning. Would you take Canning over Musgrove as a return for Neris?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Canning

  51. Will says:
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    Would you pick up Kelley over any of the following

    Strop
    Romo
    Jackson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not, Kelley almost equals Strop

  52. Murph says:
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    Hey Hey
    Saw the column on Avisail Garcia and got me thinking…
    Mercado or Garcia for OF? I already have Mallex for steals so thats not as much of a priority as it once was…
    Happy Friday to you guys

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Garcia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      You too!

  53. BAC says:
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    Full team review! I only try to do this a couple times a year, thank you ahead of time.
    In second place in 12 team 5×5 OBP Sv+hlds league thanks to Razzball. Middle of the pack in runs, ERA, Svs+hlds but 1st or 2nd in everything else. I have way too many hitters, was hoping to trade 3 for 2 or 2 for 1 but no dice yet.

    C: none
    1B: Muncy
    2B D. Murphy
    3B: Austin Riley
    SS: Trea Turner
    IF: Hunter Dozier
    OF: Bryant
    OF: Gallo
    OF: Mallex Smith
    OF Shin Soo Choo (#21 OF on the year in OBP surprisingly)
    UTIL: Chavis
    UTIL: Brendan Rodgers
    Bench: Ohtani, Yordan Alvarez, Cavan Biggio, Jackie Bradley Jr.

    P: Domingo German
    P: Matt Strahm
    SP: Corbin
    SP: Marquez
    SP:Woodruff
    SP: Giolito (thank you for this, I added and dropped him 10 times before keeping)
    RP: Hader
    RP: Emilio Pagan
    RP: Buttrey
    RP: Sean Newcomb (just added)
    Bench: Griffin Canning
    Bench: Jon Duplantier (Streamer spot)

    Guys on waivers – K Tucker, Soler, Mazara, Alfaro and streamers like Bassit, P. Lopez. Any moves to make?

    I’ve been trying to trade for a struggling starter like Flaherty or Carrasco even though my streaming has been solid. Two trades offered to me below….
    – Give Muncy, Get Flaherty. Guy also has M. Minor, Paddack
    – Give D. German, Get Z. Davies and Eloy

    Which side? What could counter be if not?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Flaherty and Eloy sides for me

      • BAC says:
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        Do I have enough pitching do both trades and give away German or should I just add Flaherty only?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do both

  54. Cable says:
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    12 team h/h Points was offered Carrasco for my Domingo German …y/n

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Carrasco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  55. david arquilla says:
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    Youngsters for this year and beyond, keeper league:

    Cron
    Biggio
    Tucker
    Nicky Lopez

    Pick two, many thanks!!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Tucker, Cron for me

      • david arquilla says:
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        Forgot to include Luis Urias in that original list, does that change it at all?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Biggio, Tucker

  56. Bill Buttlicker says:
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    Carrasco gave me Jon Gray flashbacks last night. Please tell me I didn’t just buy low on a guy who will finish the year with a 3.50 xFIP and an ERA in the 5s … at least Carrasco’s track record is much more encouraging. FWIW: His career ERA splits in April/May? 4.29/4.30. The rest of the way: 3.68/4.09/3.01/3.47, and he has a career 3.37 ERA in the second half.

    Also, would you buy low on ALL Rockies? Even Desmond? He’s actually been smoking the ball this year, but it feels like he’s getting squeezed out of that lineup.

    Going off that, do you mind picking two guys to own out of this pool (no specific needs)? Sorry in advance for the long list: Desmond, Sano, Profar, Schwarber, Nelson Cruz, Franmil, and Kingery.

    Thanks as always, Grey and DT! Hope you guys have a good one.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure on Rockies but depends on league size with Desmond. Franmil and Sano for me.

      No problem, you too!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope not, Buttlicker, I think Carrasco should be better

      Sano, Cruz

      No problem

  57. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    Hey Grey,

    SP this week is decent for me coming up but I do have a question..Streamanator loves Snell and Fried’s week, likes Bauer’s and Rich Hill’s chances, an is OK with Freeland, Lynn, and Giolito.

    I know you told me you would not own Freeland, but Streamanator actually kinda likes his week. I’m thinking Streamanator only factors in his start @CHC but our league goes Tues-Mon so he’ll probably get another start for me @NYM.

    Still a “NO” for a 14-team QS 5×5 roto?

    I can replace him with Junis (BOS & CHW as you mentioned)
    or
    Corbin Martin (Streamanator loves his chances @SEA on Monday which I would NOT get but if he pitched well it would mean he would probably get another start for me against BAL)

    Others are available to stream (that Streamanator likes) are the usual suspects like R.Lopez, Smyly, R.Carpenter, Cahill, and Vargas…

    No room on my bench since I’m stashing Keuchel and Kimbrel to see what happens after the Draft.

    I’ll hang up and listen…thanks for taking my call.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Freeland

      Martin, I guess… None of these are jumping out tho… Is Cahill home? He could be ok, maybe, don’t know his matchups or any of these guys

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        Cahill would be home for me vs SEA. He was pushed to Monday @CHC which doesn’t help/hurt me in this Tues-Mon league but later in the week he’ll face SEA at home.

        R.Lopez – @KC & vs WASH
        Smyly vs BAL & vs OAK
        R.Carpenter vs TB & vs MIN

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          SEA at home sounds decent

  58. Rbid for her pleasure says:
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    In a roto league would you trade segura and Verdugo for voit and Eickhoff

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Voit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  59. Keeks says:
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    Happy Friday!

    10 team H2H 5×5 (QS, K9 instead of W, K and OBP SlG instead of AVG, R)

    Carrasco/Vlad or G Marquez/Domingod?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Vlad side

      • Keeks says:
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        Would swapping in Giolito for Marquez change the deal for you? Or still vlad side?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s Vlad

          • Keeks says:
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            Made me laugh and answered my question, you are genius

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks!

    • Keeks says:
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      Current pitching staff is Buehler, Bieber, Giolito, Marquez, Flaherty, and Paddack

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  60. Justin Ralph says:
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    Is Smeltzer worth a pick up? Drop Martin Perez for him?

    • Cram It says:
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      I’d drop for Perez for anyone.

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        Thanks Cram. How do you feel about Smeltzer?

        • Cram It says:
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          I didn’t even know who he was until this morning!

          But everything says he’s worth at least running out there for his next start and taking it from there.

    • Justin Ralph says:
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      In another league I would be dropping Zach Eflin for him. Thoughts?

      • Cram It says:
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        I probably wouldn’t go that far. But may depend on other factors.

        • Justin Ralph says:
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          Ok appreciate the feedback.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, he’s a matchups play… But Perez is droppable

  61. Steve D. says:
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    My Hosmer for his Wheeler passable in a 12 team, 5×5, non-keeper?

    Current rotation is Chris Sale, Luis Castillo, Tyler Glasnow (IL), Rick Porcello, Martin Perez (ouch!), and Griffin Canning

    He has Vogelbach at first, Hunter Dozier at third, Miguel Sano at 1B/3B, and his rotation is Mad Max, Nola, Walker Buehler, Mad Baum, Kershaw, Wheeler, Davies, Ryu, Foltynewicz and Thor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  62. sportivetricks says:
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    What is UP, fellas?

    Couple quick questions for yas!

    Who is the better hold, ROS, Canning or Lucchessi?

    And I realize these OF contribute in different ways, buy please rank ROS: Dahl, Dietrich, Franmil.

    Lurvey!!!!

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      a)Canning looks to be more consistent
      b)Dahl, Dietrich, Franmil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good to see you, Sportive

      Agree with Coolwhip

  63. Steaming Beamen says:
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    Morning!

    So your Martin Perez write up has me a little confused.

    Earlier in the year seemed like your analysis was positive on him, but after this one start you have no faith in him anymore.

    Or is your loss of faith due to watching Perez and it mostly being luck and pitching over his head, rather than turning a corner.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think I always said relatively the same… He’s way better than he ever was, he’s not an ace tho — think he’s around a 8.5 K/9, 4 BB/9 (going off memory) — That’s a #4-5 based on matchups

      • Steamin Beamen says:
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        Gotcha gotcha. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Keeks says:
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      Pickle Rick!

  64. Drew says:
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    You like Avi or Laureano for a bench bat in an OPS keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avi

  65. Troy says:
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    I have dozier, chavis and kyle Seager. With 2b and 3b eligability for chavis I can run with seagar or dozier, who do you hate less

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      assuming you mean Brian Dozier, he’s garbage.

      • Troy says:
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        Yes and so is seagar…I’m wondering who’s more garbage and less dumpster fire

        • Cram It says:
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          He said. Seager hasn’t had enough time yet to show he’s garbage.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier is the worst

  66. starz31 says:
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    What’s up with Bryan Reynolds? He only has 1.8% ownage in ESPN yet has been one of the best hitters on the wire last 15/30 days. Is he worth adding over Soler, Dietrich, or even David Fletcher (another surprise)?
    In 10-team I don’t have much to drop, but Jo-Mart, C. Frazier, CJ Cron would be the options.

    • Cram It says:
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      Probably gets confused with Brian Anderson when people see his name.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like him, but not over those guys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I guess Jo-Ma is droppable, on 2nd thought

  67. Dietrich & The 2 Minute HR Trot says:
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    I need to consolidate my roster and move a SP when Clevinger comes of DL. I’m in a shallow league that uses QS instead of wins.

    Who would be the odd one out and runner up I should trade from this list? I would take that SP and package him with a hitter to hopefully get a better SP than the one I’m giving up.

    Ryu
    Corbin
    Cole
    Marquez
    Carrasco
    Buehler
    Clevinger

    • Dietrich & The 2 Minute HR Trot says:
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      Obviously Corbin and Cole are going nowhere, but I wanted you to see my rotation.

      QS are really tight in my league. I have a slim lead in K and WHIP and fell to 3rd or 4th in ERA thanks to Carrasco and Buehler giving up 11 in their last starts.

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        IMO Buehler and Carrasco are the last ones on that list, Buehler being the last last. I would try to ship him out in package for someone better.

        • Dietrich & The 2 Minute HR Trot says:
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          I agree with those two.

          I’ve been looking at Morton. There’s injury risk with him, but he’s dialed in piling up the QS, K’s and great ratios.

          Thoughts?

          • Coolwhip

            Coolwhip says:
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            Morton would be good, he’s pitching better than last year, even under the surface. depends on what you package to get him.

            • Dietrich & The 2 Minute HR Trot says:
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              Looking over my lineup, the only hitter I could package is Mallex and I would like to keep him in case of injury to Mondesi.

              I don’t need to carry more than 6 SP. In order to make room for Clevinger, would I be in the positive offering both Carrasco and Buehler for Morton.

              Rotation would then be:

              Morton
              Ryu
              Corbin
              Cole
              Marquez
              Clevinger

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                That’s too much

                • Dietrich & The 2 Minute HR Trot says:
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                  The owner who has Morton needs SB bad. Looking at my lineup would you be comfortable parting with Mallex and Carrasco or Buehler for Morton? I need to make room for both Garver and Clevinger to return.

                  C Garver (IL)
                  1B Bell
                  2B Baez
                  3B Rendon
                  SS Story
                  OF Hoskins
                  OF Yelich
                  OF Acuna
                  UTIL Mondesi
                  UTIL E. Rosario
                  BENCH Mallex

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Mallex/Carrasco

                    • Dietrich & The 2 Minute HR Trot says:
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                      Dang, maybe I should just ghost my C position :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Coolwhip

      • Dietrich & The 2 Minute HR Trot says:
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        Grey, can you chime in on my response to Coolwhip above? And are those the two SP you would swap for Morton?

  68. What are your thoughts on Hunter Pence for the rest of the season?

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      His under the hood numbers point to him having his best year in the last 5 years and he’s in TEX about get into the summer months. Until he shows signs of wearing down I’d say he will continue to be very productive.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Coolwhip

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        Drop JBJ for Pence as a 5th OF?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  69. James Bolger says:
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    Didi Gregorius & Paul DeJong are both available on waivers. Which do you prefer ROS?

    Who would you drop among Chavis, Ohtani or Rodgers? Or not?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeJong

      Drop Ohtani

  70. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Hey Grey/DT/anyone!

    Happy Friday! Got a few quality supplemental outfielders sitting on waivers/on my team. Can you rank these guys: Franmil, Avi Garcia, The Dayman (Jorge Soler), Seoul Train, Mallex
    (steals aren’t insanely important to me w/Adalberto, but could use a tad of a boost)

    Thanks guys!

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      Cram if you’re around I’d appreciate the advice too!

    • Cram It says:
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      Looks about right. I might prefer Avi for all around production and consistency.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  71. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Happy Friday Grey AKA Dahl’s Resurrection Day

    1) Ausmus is so bad, he makes me want the Sciosciapath back. At least he would bat Trout in the 3 hole and hattip the fans. Though Ausmus did bat Fletcher leadoff again.

    2) Marquez vs TOR, Bauer @ CWS. Gotta start both I know cus bad teams. Yet, I have this sinking feeling neither will walk away with a QS… sigh.

    3) Embarassment of riches, rest of my roster is a must-start of hotness, who should sit today: Gallo vs Duffy, Riley vs Turnbull?

    • Cram It says:
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      I want to punch Bauer in his stupid face. I keep saying I’m sitting him, but I’m like “it’s an easy matchup, fine.” *kaboom!*

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        I know right! He’s got a very punchable stupid face, like those bounce-back inflatable clowns. Especially when he craps all over the rug to sub 500 teams. He tinkers with his pitches way too much. Stop it already!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally on 1/2

      3. Gallo, but whichever you do will backfire

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      Coolwhip…dude…as a Tigers fan, I wish I could explain to you my hate for this man, Sad Brad. Grey knows my hatred. He single handedly (ok maybe double-fisted with Dombrowski) ruined our team from 2014-2017. Couldn’t get anything out of Suarez, couldn’t stop Avi from sleeping with Prince’s wife, couldn’t stop pissing off Max Scherzer in contract negotiations (ok Dombrowski there), underachieved to the extreme with one of the best teams ever in baseball if you go look at our 2014, 2015 rosters. When it was announced you guys signed him I cringed so hard I was in the fetal position for a week. I felt terrible for Trout and Ohtani. Two of the best players in baseball gonna be wasted until Assmus is out of town.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha, great comment

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        haha, good stuff (and by good i mean the opposite). Yeah I literally yelled “F U!!!” and threw something at my TV when Ausmus was announced as our new manager. Not unlike this: https://gph.is/17Dpg5E. I can only hope they fail miserably enough for enough people to ask for his head, but La Stella is doing his best to bouy him (half joking, only half). I was hopeful they would have promoted Chavez or hire Vizquel, but then that would have made too much sense.

        • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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          I agree thats all you can do at this point. I think YOU could’ve done a better job finding a manager. Crazy how much ignorance there is among front office guys in the league when it comes to this kinda stuff…*ahem* METS *ahem*

          • Coolwhip

            Coolwhip says:
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            yeah… this was an Eppler rubdown move i found out later, Ausmus became his “special assistant” for 2018 then apparently told him everything he wanted to hear in the interview for manager. well duhhhhh. shoot me now.

            • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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              Interesting Eppler interviewed for the Angels, Pads, Dbacks and went 0 for 3 before getting the Angels’ job on his 2nd interview. Good thing is, with Eppler in the last year of his contract, if this season turns out to be a dumpster fire, I bet the new GM gives Assmus one more season to turn it around before he gets his guy in there. Fingers crossed! (Unless you like Eppler thennnnnnnn….disregard).

              • Coolwhip

                Coolwhip says:
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                i’m leaning towards not liking Eppler (see Ausmus hiring, both times)

                • Coolwhip

                  Coolwhip says:
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                  also his many questionable pitcher acquisitions

  72. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 OPS
    Try to trade Albies for Daniel Murphy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  73. Hurling Darvishes says:
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    Thoughts on brendan Rodgers and Ryan McMahon ROS and next few years. I’m in a rebuild and can get either or both.

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      Rodger is the future star, since you are rebuilding run with him. McMahon depends on the cost to get.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Coolwhip

  74. Chud says:
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    Dynasty League trade:

    I give Domingo German

    I get Conforto.

    Enjoy the weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

      You too!

  75. Coriell says:
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    Hey Grey and Donkey Teeth! Do you guys recommend using Yarbrough in my RP slot in a 12 team points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  76. Coriell says:
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    Yarbrough or Leclerc in my 12 Team Points League?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yarbrough

      • Coriell says:
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        Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  77. aintlifegrand says:
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    Good morning! Great Friday reading as always!

    10 tm redraft 6×6 OBP & QS League with IP/GS and Doubles+Triples as the 6th cat.

    Assuming no particular category needs, should I trade away Acuna, Snell, Hiura to get Mookie, Voit, Gregorius?

    I would then have to drop either Yordan, Hunter Dozier, Dahl, or Domingo Santana to add Heaney.

    Do you like the deal and if so, who is the drop?

    my roster:
    C: Vazquez
    1B: Carlos Santana
    2B: Albies
    3B: Turner
    SS: Mondesi
    MI: Escobar
    CI: Pete Alonso
    OF: Yelich, Acuna, Hicks
    U: Hunter Dozier
    SP: Marquez, Snell, Buehler, Boyd, Carrasco
    RP: Treinen, Hader
    BN: Dahl, Domingo, Hiura, Yordan, J Upton (I)
    Thanks in advance!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Betts side — can you forget Heaney? I guess Dozier

      • aintlifegrand says:
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        Losing Snell leaves me one SP short for active roster.

        Replacements for that SP slot on wire are:
        Heaney, Sonny Grey, Kikuchi, Stroman, Darvish, Gibson, Skaggs. Are any of the alternatives more appealing? Reyes and Nelson also out there but that doesn’t help me for next week’s active roster.

        Also, bonus C question, Vazquez vs Garver ROS with him being activated over the weekend?

        Thanks again for your help!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Garver

          Meh, I guess Heaney it is

          • hondo says:
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            Garver or Ramos?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ramos

  78. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    ROS- LaStella or Dietrich?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dietrich

  79. Dancin Homer says:
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    Happy Friday! crack open a beer (soon-ish) as we’ve all earned it.

    I picked up Adam Jones for the series in COL, and he didn’t disappoint. Is he now droppable in a 12-team (redraft) league, or should I hold?

    If hold, i’d need to drop another bat as I already have too many. Current bench/utl bats:
    – J. Pederson
    – Mazara
    – Biggio
    – Hiura
    – A. Jones

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Jones

  80. Overwhelmed By Analytics says:
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    I don’t think Carrasco’s peripherals look that great.

    His WOBA and xWOBA is above league average; high hard hit rate and exit velocity; xSLG and xBA is higher than league average; 4.07 FIP; 1.94 HR/9; GB% 7.2% lower than last year.

    His xFIP and SIERRA are good at 3.33 and high K-BB%.

    He only has 2 quality starts.

    His ERA at same point in time last year is 4.11 compared to 4.98. WHIP at this same point in time last year was 1.14 compared to 1.31 – he’s getting hit a lot more.

    His track record wants me to believe he’ll end up with his typical low-mid 3 ERA and rack up those quality starts. But, there’s something off about him and the Indians pitchers this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have to believe his insane K-BB% will correct itself and he’ll stop giving up almost two times as many homers, and homers with men on — He would be the 1st pitcher I can remember with a 11 K/9, and 1.5 BB/9 to be this awful

  81. Ryan says:
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    In a dynasty league I am looking to acquire Meadows. If I trade Albies for Meadows, is that a good deal for me? I could easily plug Villar at 2b. My? team is below.

    C Danny Jansen

    1B Pete Alonso
    2b Ozzie albies
    Ss Trevor Story
    3b Rafael Devers
    Rf Bryce Harper
    Cf Ronald Acuna?
    Lf Juan Soto
    Util Jonathan Villar?
    Bn Avisail Garcia
    Bn Kevin Cron
    Na Bo Bichette
    Na Vidal Brujan
    Na Joey Bart

    Sp Jon Lester
    Sp Miles Mikolas
    Sp Brandon woodruff
    Rp John brebbia?
    Rp Ryan Pressly
    Rp Hansel Robles
    P Marcus Walden?
    P Julio Urias
    P Jose Alvarado
    Bn Martin Perez?
    Bn John Means
    Bn Zach Efflin
    Bn Jeff Samardzija
    Na Sixto Sanchez ?
    Na Casey Mize?

    • Cram It says:
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      Meadows > Albies

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      trade Albies for Meadows and run

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Coolwhip

  82. Batman says:
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    Would you trade Max Muncy and Matt Chapman for Jose Ramirez? All 3 players are round 23 keepers in our league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  83. BringBacktheBrown says:
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    You get the feeling the Padres are just waiting to bring up Urias at the same time Tatis comes off the IL??
    Have the 2 kids ride off into the sunset…
    I’m not crying…it’s just dust…yeah…it’s just some dust.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I hope so

  84. Jax says:
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    Harold Ramirez, Chavis, or Bryan Reynolds? Vazquez or Elias Diaz? Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavis — Vazquez

  85. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Happy Friday Grey! Shallow mixed roto league questions for ya:
    1) Cron (CJ) or Soler?
    2) Nola or Paxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

      Cron

      Pax

  86. Ron Swanson says:
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    Grey,

    Would you deal bauer for Meadows? If not, what OF would you target in exchange for bauer? Also … bauer, caleb smith, ryu … how do u rank ROS?

    • Cram It says:
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      Meadows

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  87. erad says:
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    I was in Louisville last weekend for a bachelor party and finally over my 4 day hangover, what did I miss??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rockies aren’t playing a rookie, Derek Dietrich is best player in baseball and his dead grandfather is embarrassed of him… Not much really

  88. Wong says:
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    In a 12 team points league, would you pick up any of these relievers over my current bullpen?

    My bullpen

    Strahm
    Marquez
    Flaherty
    C. Smith
    Luchessi
    T. Richards
    Wheeler
    Heaney

    Romo
    Jackson
    Parker
    Holland
    Doolittle

    Free Agent Relievers

    Kahnle
    Britton
    Yarborough
    Buttrey
    Amir Garrett
    Pagan
    Beeks
    Guerra

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  89. OaktownSteve says:
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    Hunter Dozier battling thorax tightness.

    Dr. Met: Thorax tightness? That thing in the throat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dr. Met: Thorax? Do you want to talk with me or your usual doctor, Dr. Seuss?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        Dr. Met: thorax bothering you, eh? Not to worry, not to worry. Just hop up on the table and we’ll have that thing out if there in a jiffy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dr. Met: Chest cavity? I’m no dentist, but that needs to be removed.

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      LOL. good stuff. Thorax tightness? what is he, a segmented arthropod?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Stinkin’ cockroach

  90. Gotime says:
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    H2H cats league with Strasberg, Wheeler, Ryu, Price, Hill, Maeda, Ed-Rod, Lucchesi, Don German, can play 6 spots per week … any point to drop Hiura to stash any of Gallen, Jimmy Nelson, Duplantier or hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really with 9 SPs

  91. dmax04 says:
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    H2H points league – who would you rather have ROS:

    Dahl or S Marte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

  92. edietrich1962 says:
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    Need some pitching help advice in roto 5×5 weekly league.

    My current staff is:
    Buehler, Fried, Domingo German, Gio Gonzalez, Odorizzi, Paddack, Robbie Ray, Mitch Keller and Zach Pleasac
    Closers: Edwin Diaz, Roberto Osuna and Jose Alvarado

    I am thinking of dropping Keller and maybe Gonzalez and/or Alvarado.

    Just trying to decide if I should go with either:
    1) established veterans but not much on wire (maybe Annibal Sanchez, Tanner Roark, etc)
    2) couple roll of the dice with rookies/potential callups

    If I go with rookies, who would you advize might be up soon (in June) and make impact? Perhaps Duplantier, Zac Gallen, Jesus Luzardo, Anthony Kay, Casey Mize

    Thanks for any thoughts/input.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Gallen over Keller

      • edietrich1962 says:
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        Would you go with any of the others besides Gallen I mentioned and maybe drop Gio Gonzalez?

        Would you necessarily change much with my current staff or just trust things will improve and past week was just bad week or so for my starters?

        Thanks man!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold, tbh — just saying Gallen’s interesting and Gio’s kinda whatever

  93. Kelley says:
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    Dietrich or Mazara? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dietrich

  94. Cable says:
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    H/H points 12 team redraft……was just offered G Cole for my Giolito & Z Wheeler Y/N

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  95. Lucky Dog says:
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    Ah, it feels like just yesterday when I complained about MustSuckAss for a player I (correctly) guesses would break out & after the 3rd or 4th HR you acquiesced and changed it. So moist. So very very moist. I wish I’d drafted him this year, but missed him by 1 pick. That must suck ass, right? Gah.

    On another note, “OK Nick Jonas, eat the wing with Year of the Dog, and now look right at the camera and say “tasty”, before the heat hits ya. Then all of you cough & reach for the milk!” is exactly what I would say if Hot Ones were scripted & I was the director. But it’s not & I LOVED that reaction!

    I’m suddenly becoming a huge Jonas Brothers fan.

    If ya didn’t catch it, watch Season 9 of Hot Ones. So crazy amazing. It’s cramazing? A Razzy dome good Grey! In this wretched hive of scum & villainy, who would have ever guessed?

    Here’s season 1, episode one.
    https://youtu.be/-YRkw4jD9q0

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Amazing! Psyched for you! Very cool! Hope it helps sales!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They don’t link to you in the Youtube description?

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Sadly, no. They want to sell lots of sauce – which is good because they’re selling my sauce, so it works. But yeah – it’d be awesome if they linked to the sauce makers or put up profiles or something. Alas, it’s not the way they roll.

        Just saw the r/t – thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You need to put a link of where to buy the sauce in your Twitter bio

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        It’s there!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, great!

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      That’s one of my favorite youtube shows! I looooove hot sauce. Thought it was super cool you have that company and are commenting on razzball…definitely will be ordering some of your hot sauce soon! Should I get the one the Jo Bros had or what would you recommend? that dia del perro sounds right up my alley.

  96. RotoSlayer says:
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    Who do you prefer ROS, Domingo Santana or Avisail Garcia? Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  97. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Footnote: Suarez is now on pace to duplicate last year and might even surpass his HR total for a 4th straight year, and been hitting .327/.398/.614 in the month of May. It’s worth noting that a pattern has developed: he always sucks balls in April then decides to join the season in May. Moving forward its worth remembering, and possibly buying him low from stupid people at end of April next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He needs a barely week away from the game with a broken hand too

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        Xrays were negative, so could be even less

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, was hoping for another post-broken hand surge

          • Coolwhip

            Coolwhip says:
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            wow, he’s back in today after the day off. The “get-him-in-your-lineup” guy must be working through his lunch break today.

  98. Jays for days says:
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    Got offered Goldschmidt and Dahl for Hoskins in a keeper league.

    I already have Vlad, trout, and story as my 3 keepers.

    Which side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  99. kilkennybrian says:
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    Points league, 14 teams, H2H
    No need for diversity. Just best players.

    I trade away Flaherty and Porcello

    I get Strahm and EDiaz.

    Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flaherty side

  100. vee says:
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    “M. Perez’d.”

    You win, Grey. You win.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  101. Murph says:
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    Daniel Murphy looking poised to go on a tear in lovely Coors.
    I’m gonna drop one of these guys for him in a ten team h2h, which one would you give the boot?
    Albies
    Moncada
    Dietrich

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albies

  102. Steve says:
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    1. Are you streaming Duplantier today v NYM?
    2. Do you like K Cron over B Reynolds? Presuming Snakes make him their 1B. Isn’t Cron’s dad the AAA skipper? Surely he’s told the organization what they have in him. Weird he’s been riding the pine.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No 2. Nope, not until I see Cron play

  103. Steve says:
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    Re: Ohtani, given the organization’s track record with injured pitchers (Skaggs, Cobbler, Weaver)… it feels like they rushed him back too soon after surgery. He doesn’t look to be 100% and certainly isn’t even hinting at stealing a base. I wonder if Ausmus was doing a little Japanese face-saving knowing his guy wasn’t full strength. Who knows. It’s a very unusual “resting” given Ausmus knew the implications of the matchup and the 70 credentialed Japanese reporters at the game.

    Also, Lucroy went 0-5 at the DH.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, no face-saving, Ohtani played 5 days in a row before that, it was just bad

  104. herschel says:
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    @Grey: some days im like wow, grey has the best gig in the world. watching baseball and writing about it. and then other days, im like, wow, how the hell does grey answer these questions all day every day.

    whichever one is more appropriate for the way you feel about it, thank you….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  105. CTFDU says:
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    Glasnow available. should I pick him for DL?

    thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  106. Grey

    Grey says:
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    THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME***********

  107. Jah says:
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    Gun to your head…..Arrietta @ LAD or Teheran v. DET?
    Pulling the trigger is not an option.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME***********

  108. Grey

    Grey says:
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    THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME*************

  109. Take Back says:
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    Please rank ROS:

    Who to drop to get Dahl back from the waiver wire:

    Domingo Santana
    Tommy La Stella
    Michael Conforto

    Thank you for your help!

    • Take Back says:
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      Oh yeah, I started with a rank but really I just need to decide who to drop. Either way…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      La Stella

      • Take Back says:
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        It’s done.

        Back on the Dahlwagon

  110. Grey

    Grey says:
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    *********THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME*************

  111. baby seal says:
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    Grey!

    What do u think if I offer Cruz for Carrasco in my 12-team H2H 5×5 league?

    My offense is already loaded, there are plenty of waiver guys available like Mercado or Soler, and I have Judge on the IL.

    This guy already (thankfully!) declined my Soto for Bauer trade a couple weeks ago…

    Cheers,
    Baby Seal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baby Seal you’re in the wrong post, rookie mistake

      • baby seal says:
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        Baby Seal is prone to rookie mistakes!!

        Is that what the weird bolded asterisk messages are trying to tell me?!?

        Make it clearer! :)

  112. KrazyIvan says:
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    Grey, not to get your opinion on advanced stats but what one hitter stat do you think is the most important?

    My favorite is wOBA and comparing it to xwOBA. Barrel % is kinda neat to look at but not nearly as complete a picture as the two I mentioned before.

  113. Robpopp says:
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    From a forum post of mine last April:

    “3.40/1.25, 7.8 k/9 in MLB ~ 5 years
    2.80/1.15, 8.8 k/9 in KBO ~ 7 years

    Ryu has been more than a streamer his entire career. He’s the Korean Zissou”

    I don’t see the sub 2.5 though, unless they really limit his innings. The weather is only just heating up

  114. The Other JC says:
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    Gennett or Chavis. In first place in H2H league so I can be patient. Looking mid to long term for later this year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavis

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