On April 7th, Derek Dietrich admired his 3rd home run of the season for an ungodly amount of time.  The last straw for the opposing team was when he paused before running to first, placed a Craigslist ad, waited five days for a sketch artist to respond, then had the sketch artist draw him rounding the bases.  Then when he got to third and saw the first draft of the drawing, yelled, “No freakin’ charcoal,” and paused for another few days to find someone who worked in pen.  After that display, everyone was calling Dereck Dietrich a hot dog, even the world’s leading critic of hot dogs, the guy driving the Weinermobile.  Of course, none of this was blown out of proportion like Tim Anderson.  Cut to weeks later and we’ve realized why Dietrich wanted to study his home run trot.  He was perfecting it.  On Friday, he hit his 6th and 7th homers, then his 8th homer on Saturday and his 9th homer on Sunday (1-for-3, hitting .257).  I doubt it continues, but I also can’t imagine a reason to not ride the hot schmotato while it’s going on.  As 50 Cent’s fantasy baseball team is named:  Get Dietrich or Dietrich Tryin’.   Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Matt Kemp – Released by the Reds, and this weekend Schebler was sent to the minors.  The Reds have serious rookie nookie!  They’re like the dynasty team in your league that is built to win in 2022 and trades Jose Abreu for Vlad Jr. Jr. just in case Vlad Jr has a son.  “On my bench, I have three fetuses and Vlad Jr.’s sperm.”  That’s the dynasty owner.

Jesse Winker – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer, hitting .243.  Also, in this game, Eugenio Suarez (1-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit his 9th homer.  That’s three players on the Reds hitting their 9th homer in one game, and none of them rhyme with Doughy Blotto.

Dereck Rodriguez – 5 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 5.75. I get notification emails when players are dropped in certain leagues.  The only ones I truly pay attention to are the NL or AL-Only leagues, because I figure in mixd leagues, I can just find guys on waivers.  Plus, in Only leagues, there’s so few guys on waivers that the notifications are few and far between.  On Saturday night, I received two notification emails that D-Rod was dropped, and, in a third NL-Only league, the person held him, because the person is me!  Late 3rd act twist!  Then, twist after the credits:  He was on my bench for this start!

Buster Posey – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .257.  He doesn’t look like a shell of his former self.  He looks if that shell had a baby shell and that baby shell had a baby shell.  Then that baby shell’s baby shell went on an episode of Montel Williams titled, “Baby Shells Having Baby Shells,” and had a paternity test to find out it’s not related to Buster’s baby shell’s baby shell but is just a random baby shell’s baby shell.

Miguel Andujar – 1-for-4 as he was activated from the IL on Saturday.  Don’t worry, if you have the over on ten injured Yankees players, you’re still good, because James Paxton went to the IL on Saturday.  James Paxton’s never thrown more than 161 IP in a season and he’s 30 years old, so I don’t think we have to worry about him throwing more than 161 this year either.  Cashman said Paxton will be sidelined around three weeks, and Lasagna will fill in, and a filling for lasagna is cheese, which is what Loaisiga throws.  Coincidence?  Please.

Clint Frazier – Will return today or tomorrow, but to even out the Yankees’ balance sheet Luis Severino won’t be back before the All-Star Game.  On the other busted up Yank, Aaron Hicks could be back next weekend.  Whereas, Stanton could take BP this week, not sure where he’s taking a gas station, but there ya go.  This year’s Yankee yearbook is doubling as the Oxford Textbook of Medicine.

Domingo German – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.35.  Not saying all that much, but he’s easily the Yankees’ 2nd best pitcher, if not their best.  Bit early to be looking at this, but he has a .125 BAA on his curve, and .189 on his four-seamer.  Yeah, that works.

J.A. Happ – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.93.  He’s such garbage that garbage just filed a trademark infringement lawsuit.  Good luck defending yourself, Happ!

Jake Odorizzi – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.78.  Look at Odorizzi’s ERA and then look at the ERA of the 1st pitcher you drafted.  Zoinks!

Michael Pineda – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 6.09.  First time I’ve watched him in a while (was really watching for German).  Pineda’s fat, which is really cool because that means he’s an automatic refilling piñata.  Modern technology, man.

Blake Treinen – Billy Beane put his hand up Bob Melvin’s rear and moved his lips to say Treinen was unavailable, due to elbow discomfort.  The guy from the Trivago commercials–wait, I heard that wrong, it’s Trivino who could be next, but I’d guess Joakim Soria is in the mix too.  This was solidified when Fernando Rodney puked up four runs as he went for the extra-inning save.  Rodney’s the Desperado of major league relievers, yelling to fly balls, “Come down before the fences, before it’s too late.”

Frankie Montas – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.75 vs. Jordan Lyles – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.20.  This matchup was billed as “It’s May, so if a pitcher has an ERA under 3.00, I don’t care what their peripherals look like I want them on my team until further notice.”

Jameson Taillon – Hit the IL with a right elbow flexor strain, and will seek out a 2nd opinion.  Opinion > Taillon’s balls.  Any hoo!  To the person new to thinking, this is not good news.

Eric Sogard – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting .375.  Hot schmotato or Vlad Jr. is playing in Sogard’s uniform?  You make the call!

Rougned Odor – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .141.  “If we roll him up in this carpet, we can drop him off at a swap meet and let someone else find him–Wait!  Odor moved!  I think he’s alive.”  Can’t believe this mothereffer only has two homers.  Dee Gordon has two homers!  Someone should go up to Rougned Odor and tell him that Rougned Odor was talking crap about him so he punches himself out.

Drew Smyly – 4 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 6.63.  Remember, it’s not the clothes that make you:

Asdrubal Cabrera – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .232.  On our Player Rater, Asdrubal’s been worth about $5, and Odor’s been worth about a negative twenty dollars. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA–BREATHE, GREY!  Whoa, I almost lost it there for a second.  If you would’ve screamed out negative eighteen dollars at your auction, you would’ve been overpaying for Odor.  *bites lip, exploding*  HAHAHAHAHAHAHA…

Shawn Kelley – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save, ERA at 1.29, as Chris Martin and Leclerc worked the 8th & 7th, respectively.  Kelley appears to be the Rangers closer of the moment, and I haven’t yet had the inclination to do filmed interviews with his owners after disastrous outings called Surviving S. Kelley.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.40.  Ed-Rod has been better than he has at any point in his career.  Do not give up on him.

Rick Porcello – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.11. It’s a long way back to a low-4, high-3 ERA and Porcello’s headed back there.  Eventually.

Jose Abreu – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer, hitting .291. Abreu is so boring that he could hit three homers in a game, they’d be solo homers and still be boring.  Now prove me wrong, Abreu!

Juan Soto – Hit the IL with back spasms.  Ooh, someone is calling me.  Hold on…Hello?  “You might win some, but you just lost Juan.”  Stop gloating, Lauryn Hill!  At varying times in the 1st month, I’ve lost Trea Turner, Juan Soto, Dahl, Iannetta, Avila, Zimmerman, Garrett Cooper and Schebler in NL-Only Tout, and I was still in 1st as of Friday. (I’m in 2nd now, but I need healthy bodies.  Please.)

Zach Eflin – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.00.  Considering the Nats have lost their top four hitters, I was expecting a shutout from Eflin, but this will do.

Yu Darvish – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.79.  I get it.  I told you not to draft him, but you want your independence.  If I were you, I’d now ask for my independence from Yu.

Kris Bryant – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .243.  If all it took was saying to sell him, I would’ve said it a month ago.  Hopefully, he’s coming out of it, but he’s on pace for 20 homers and has less than half the homers of Willson Contreras (2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .311).

Michael Wacha – 5 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.17.  Fozzie Bear is embarrassed for Wacha, Wacha, Wacha.

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 11th homer, hitting .267.  OZUNA enjoy Wrigley.  OZUNA surprised they don’t let him wear two mitts.  OZUNA hear about Wrigley’s double-mitt pleasure.

Paul DeJong – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .336.  Colonel Mustard in the gym with the shuttlecock!

Dylan Bundy – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.30.  Bundy would be going on his 7th year in the minors if he pitched for any other team.  Bundy received a stay of execution due to politics in Baltimore, even though he’s shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit.

Zack Wheeler – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.64.  Someone asked on Saturday if I want Wheeler or Buehler and I said Wheeler without hesitating, then thought about it and realized I do want Wheeler and that I should’ve had to think about it, but I didn’t.  At first.  I did afterwards.

Steven Matz – Will travel to New York to have a nerve issue in his left forearm looked at by team doctors.  Well, that’s the end of him.

Christian Yelich – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer in his 1st start in a week, hitting .346.  The only thing that can stop Christian Yelich is himself.  It’s the duality of man, which should be spelled duelity, if you ask me.

Zach Davies – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.56.  He cruised through the Mets’ B lineup, because most of their regulars were tired, due to a marathon game the night before.  Here’s a real puzzler though:  How come the Brewers weren’t tired?  Put that shizz in a Sporcle and see if there’s an answer.  As for Davies, his peripherals are hot garbage found under the backseat of your El Dorado.

David Fletcher – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer, and hitting leadoff and .296, and Tommy La Stella is nursing a sore back.  Not saying Fletcher Gillooly’d La Stella, but I’m saying I hope he did.

Jonathan Lucroy – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homer.  It’s fair to point out that the Angels (and Astros) were playing in Mexico where hitting is like Coors but with a lime.

Hunter Dozier – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer, hitting .346.  Too bad I never told you to pick up Dozier.  Wait a second!  I did.  About three games into the season.

Ian Kennedy – 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA up to 2.76, as he gave the walk-off homer to Brandon Dixon (his 1st homer), who is often referred to as The Old 69er, instead of the more graphic Bra-Dix.  If you think Kennedy is a closer, you’re overestimating Kennedy’s April, or underestimating his previous 11 years.

Tyson Ross – 1 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.34.  Ross got undressed for less.

Spencer Turnbull – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.31.  Told you on Friday that Turnbull was a Streamonator, but his next start is less forgiving.  Turnbull could become “Turnbull” as pronounced by Charles Barkley.

Luke Weaver – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.29.  This start was in Coors, but no one messes with Luke on May the Fourth be with you.

German Marquez – 6 IP, 5 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.46.  At least two of his runs should be unearned.  The scorer (in Coors!  Thanks, hometown scoring!) gave David Peralta a double after he hit a grounder that hit off Ryan McMahon’s glove.  What a joke.  Everything hit towards Ryan McMahon at 2nd base should be considered an error, even balls he catches.  Marquez has looked consistently better in every start this year, and you have to think at some point his luck will turn.  Yes, a guy pitching as well as Marquez has actually been better.

Erik Swanson – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 3 BBs, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.94.  How long does it take for a chicken to die after you cut off its head?  A minute?  Two minutes?  Ten minutes?  An hour?  Okay, whatever time it is, take that time and add one second, that’s how Swanson’s opponent, the Indians, looked yesterday.  Swanson gets Fenway next, and you don’t need the Streamonator to tell you that’s not good.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .241.  Also, in this game, Jay Bruce (1-for-5, 4 RBIs) hit his 11th homer and Mitch Haniger (1-for-3, 2 runs) hit his 8th homer.  The Mariners are seamen (hehe) much like the Ironborn (except Theon’s no seamen — hehe..he), have woken again, and what is dead may never die.

Travis d’Arnaud – Signed a deal with the Dodgers.  To go from the Mets to the Dodgers, d’Arnaud will immediately begin to grow a red beard and hit .310.

Max Muncy – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer.  He’s on pace for 30 homers, so y’all, need to chill-Max.

Kenley Jansen – 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.67 and his 2nd blown save.  He’s been a lights-out closer all year, as in shut off the TV when he comes in so it’s dark in your house to better pray for a good outcome.  I grabbed Pedro Baez in deep leagues, but not yet in mixed ones.

Franmil Reyes – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer.  Supposed to be us cutting into this $54 vending machine Filet Mignon, but he’s taking cuts for us.  (This metaphor is written on a piece of paper, put into a bottle and lost at sea.  A metaphor’s metaphor!)

Trevor Richards – 4 1/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 4.10.  Richards might be the only pitcher who sets up his changeup with a changeup.  He’s like the kid in elementary school who used to pretend to changup his sneakers by taking a marker and coloring in the swoosh.

Nick Markakis – 2-for-2 and his 3rd homer, hitting .333.  Sparkakis!

Luke Jackson – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save, ERA at 2.25.  Until the Braves sign Craig Kimbrel (it’s The Secret, you have to put it out in the universe), it looks like Luke Jackson is the closer or at least the favorite for saves.

Mike Soroka – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.14.  Turn to you nearest mirror and say, “Hey, dummy, you’re the reason why Soroka is owned in less than 50% of leagues.”  Now smile to that girl you have a crush on that just walked by witnessing you talking to yourself and say, “I’m still in first, sweetcheeks.”  She likes you.

  1. frankgrimes says:
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    Ugh Soto Eloy Paxton Taillon Stanton Turner…..
    If I listed all my injured players on all my teams it be longer than one of Ante’s comments.

    • Licketty Splits says:
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      see 2 comments below

    • Ante Galic says:
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      Frank!!

      Haha! I have most of those guys too, Stanton was really cheap this year (so I thought)- shame on me.

      Go Giants!

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  2. Mojoman says:
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    Nice article as usual !
    Hello Grey, Hello DT :)

    Time to dump and forget Shaw? He’s totally garbage even at Miller Park. His K% and ISO soooooo ugly. Since I traded Vogelbach for Sale (yeah, I was lucky), I have started to think it should have been Shaw, not Vogelboy.

    Can I drop him for any other hot schmotato? or more patience?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d say more patience, but starting to get close in shallow leagues

      • Prog Nation says:
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        I’m losing patience with Travisty Shaw. In a 10 team league offering a trade for Paul DeJong. If that is rejected may bench Shaw and give him another week or so to wake up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I wouldn’t drop Shaw yet

      • Mojoman says:
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        Thanks, DT, Prog, and Grey :)

      • Prog Nation says:
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        Grey, think the DeJong Mustard for Cold Shaw trade offer is fair? Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want DeJong

  3. Licketty Splits says:
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    Comeon now!! I am sure it’s many players …but me thinks you may be exaggerating a weeee bit!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

      • Licketty Splits says:
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        sorry was meant as a reply to frankgrimes

  4. the tone ranger says:
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    HI grey/all
    Are you convinced yet on the “new”j. Gallo? Strikeouts are down some, walks are up some. Is a .250+ avg doable or are we headed for some serious K’s this summer and another .200 avg

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d be surprised if he hits over .220 still

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        His plate discipline has been so good this year, and it’s fair to think he would improve as a hitter. I don’t think his average is a total fluke, he may be a .235+ hitter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      It has only been a month so major regression is still possible and I 100% doubt gallo hits .250+. That’s like Mookie hitting .380 lol…

      My thinking is if he hits MERELY his career avg numbers ROS, you have to think he finishes at least around ~.210-.220 average by the end of they year. But that’s barring MAJOR regression (.180 avg ROS) because his peripherals arent WAY off from his career numbers. Line Drive% is one indicator I look at where it could regress to the mean accompanied with more fly balls and K’ing a bit more that could make him slump.

      Like DT said, I think .230 would be more than adequate as a Gallo owner where I would be extremely happy with his output. And I do think .220 is possible for him. His peripherals ARE sustainable, theyre not crazy. Just matters if Gallo can do it, yknow?

  5. Crazy J says:
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    ROTFLMAO … Coors with a lime

    After the all-star break you will want Buehler… until then, though, you are right!

    I should have gone with .270 from Gallo, not .275… I’m crazy

    • Crazy J says:
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      Almost forgot, can you please put Travis Shaw on the sell list Friday? Thanks in advance!!

      • DonnieB says:
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        Maybe after Odor and Peraza?

      • Cable says:
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        H/H Points ..dropped him last week…not even playing against LHP

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sell Shaw! Please! (Not sure if that will be enough, but we can try)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy J!

  6. Big Magoo

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    Don’t see any mention of one of the hottest hitters in MLB at the moment. Kurt Suzuki has homered in three consecutive games. If only someone would’ve recommended him as a cheap #2 catcher in the preseason…

    I wouldn’t worry too much about Jansen at the moment. Justin Turner misplayed a bunt horribly, and then Turner/Seager had a miscommunication on a second bunt. Jansen made a mistake after that to a donkey who crushes mistakes. Not as bad as the line would indicate.

    It felt soooooo good to dump Odor in the one league where I foolishly drafted him. Smells better already!

    A homer and a steal in his first three big league games. Got robbed of a potential second homer. Four walks too. This Senzel kid might be ok.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I saw he homered, missed that it was 3 games in a row (prolly cause I don’t own him, sadly)

      Hopefully Senzel stays healthy!

  7. Votto Fan says:
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    How do you guys handle it when you have your favorite player on your roster, and he isn’t the player he used to be? I feel like I need permission to drop him. But it’s not like I’d be dropping him for anyone I plan on starting, so I can just leave him on the bench and feel better about stuff. I don’t know.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think it’s time to move on, but he has a good enough name you might get a cheap player back in return in a trade

  8. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Need to drop one: Strahm; Descafini; Soroka; or Eickoff.

    • Ante Galic says:
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      Norm,

      Just my 0.02$…DeSclafani. His bubble will burst sooner than later.

      3.48 ERA but 4.22 FIP. The others are much better.

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • Mojoman says:
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      I’d keep Strahm and Soroka. Descla and Eickhoff seem like steamers.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d lose eickhoff, desclafani faces the giants twice this week…

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Eickoff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eickhoff

  9. Bill says:
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    Good stuff Grey.

    In a pts. League, how would you rank N. Lowe, Winker, Hosmer?

    Thank you sir

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I have em in that order

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Winker, Hosmer

  10. MondesiMyNewReligion says:
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    Hi.

    A. Thanks for the write up.

    B. I have Clint Frazier returning today. Who would you drop to activate him out of Peraza or Mazara? Other OFs are Just Dong, Robles, Mazara and Harper. Unfortunately Bryce has been really bad recently so I could use some Of help. Other SS/2B besides mazara are Villar, Mondesi and Ketel.

    C. Do you think the Rangers will try to get the closer back to Leclerc eventually – soonish – or is he safe to be dropped?

    D. Walker Buehler at home tonight vs Braves. Stream o nator says it’s an OK outing. What do you think?

    E. Is Domingo German for real so far or are his peripherals screaming out loud for the regression fairies to punch him badly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. No problem B. Peraza C. Yes, eventually D. I’m starting him E. He looks pretty solid, but he won’t throw a whole season

  11. OaktownSteve says:
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    I’m in Spain. They have internet here. I used it to look at the NFBC standings. Looks good. I’m going back to drinking and eating ham.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome! Scouting the Spanish Summer League, I hope!

  12. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great write-up.

    a. So not to put Grimey out…here’s your new and improved WS lineup

    Garver (signed him back up, dropping Castro. I have a love triangle going on between Garver, Phegley and Castro all on waivers and all hitting when they’re not on my roster.)
    Rizzo
    Chavis
    Escobar
    a hole in the lineup (off day today, actually rostered VanMeter but I’m trying to cut back on the masochism)
    Walker
    Shaw (I moved him from 2B to MI, in hopes that he’ll see this and get motivated.)
    Smith Jr
    Ender
    Kiermaier
    Conforto
    Springer
    Muncy

    Bench – Goodrum, Fletcher (happy for you that he moved into the leadoff spot), Dahl, Story
    IL – Trea and Kingery

    SP – Noah, Glasnow, EdRod, Skaggs
    RP – Minter (just re-signed him, he’s pitched greatly of late (2 INN, 5Ks, nothing else) so will get the next save op), Hicks, Kelley, Iglesias (heatburn), Trivino (dropped Pressly, surprised he was on waivers)
    IL – Paxton

    b. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for May 6

    Hertz U Drive routine, originally performed on Abbott and Costello‘s radio program.

    Bud Abbott: Oh, you can cause more trouble! We were going to the eight-to-the-bar-ranch to ask the Andrews Sisters to appear on our show. And YOU wrecked the car we were going to use! Well, now we’ll have to rent a car
    Lou Costello: Well, let’s get another car! [Bud and Lou pick up momentum here—fast paced]
    Bud Abbott: We’ll have to!
    Lou Costello: But where can we get one?
    Bud Abbott: A U drive
    Lou Costello: Me drive?
    Bud Abbott: No … U drive!
    Lou Costello: I said I’d drive
    Bud Abbott: You don’t drive it. I drive it
    Lou Costello: Drive what?
    Bud Abbott: A U drive
    Lou Costello: Why should I drive when you wanna drive?
    Bud Abbott: I’m going to drive! Look, Costello, I’m renting a U drive and I drive it
    Lou Costello: Oh then we both drive it
    Bud Abbott: No, we do nothing of the kind. I drive it. When I say U drive, I don’t mean you drive, I mean that I drive although it’s a U drive
    Lou Costello: When you say U drive, you don’t mean me drive?
    Bud Abbott: No
    Lou Costello: You mean ‘you drive’ because I don’t drive

    Bud Abbott: Now you’ve got it!

    Lou Costello: Now I got it? I don’t even know what I’m talking about! Now look Abbott. You go to a place and you are going to rent a car?

    Bud Abbott: Yes

    Lou Costello: You are driving a car?

    Bud Abbott: Yes

    Lou Costello: Where am I sitting?

    Bud Abbott: You are sitting right next to me

    Lou Costello: Is there a steering wheel in front of me?

    Bud Abbott: No!

    Lou Costello: And you are positive that I am not driving?

    Bud Abbott: I’m positive!

    Lou Costello: And you are driving the car?

    Bud Abbott: Yes!

    Lou Costello: Alright, what kind of a car you are driving?

    Bud Abbott: U DRIVE!

    Lou Costello: Somebody better be driving!

    Bud Abbott: No no no…look please. I am trying to explain this. We go and rent a car

    Lou Costello: Right, now where we gonna get it?

    Bud Abbott: U drive company.

    Lou Costello: Now I drive company. [shouts] I thought we were going alone!

    Bud Abbott: You don’t understand!! It’s Hertz U drive

    Lou Costello: Well, if it hurts, you drive

    Bud Abbott: That is right!

    Lou Costello: That’s right?? This is getting worse!

    Bud Abbott: Don’t you see? the head of the company’s Hertz

    Lou Costello: That’s too bad, what hurts him?

    Bud Abbott: Nothing hurts him! Look every company has to have a head

    Lou Costello: Naturally!

    Bud Abbott: Now this company’s head’s Hertz

    Lou Costello: Oh! Why doesn’t he take an asprin?

    Bud Abbott: Listen. It’s Hertz U drive – ALL over the country

    Lou Costello: Well if it hurts to drive all over the country why should I drive and get hurt?

    Bud Abbott: You don’t get hurt!

    Lou Costello: [childish whine] – I’m not going to get hurt

    Bud Abbott: You don’t get hurt Costello!

    Lou Costello: Nobody’s gonna hurt me!!

    Bud Abbott: That’s right. You’re not going to get hurt

    Lou Costello: I’m not a fool to get hurt.

    Bud Abbott: You’re not going to get hurt. It’s the Hertz company!

    Lou Costello: [understanding now] Oh the Hertz company! I still…I still…Look Abbott…I…Am I mixed up!!

    Bud Abbott: Alright. It’s very simple!

    Lou Costello: Look Abbott

    Bud Abbott: Alright

    Bud Abbott: Now…

    Lou Costello: I don’t want to hurt nobody

    Bud Abbott: Will you listen to me please – the man’s name is … Look, Lou, please … look, take it easy..the man’s name is Hertz, he rents cars. U Drive. It’s the U drive all over the country

    Lou Costello: U drive all over the country? Not with that O. P.A. brother

    Bud Abbott: What are you talking about?

    Lou Costello: That’s why I can’t go, O.P.A.

    Bud Abbott: What do you mean O.P.A

    Lou Costello: Only a Puny “A” Card!!

    Bud Abbott: Get outta here!!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • peacecoast says:
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      picked up Vanmeter in RCL too…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Nice B. Haha, awesome

  13. Steeve Nadeau says:
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    Eovaldi: Trust him for a good comeback?

    Soroka: must own?
    Thanks

    • Jason says:
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      I think Soroka is a must own. I don’t trust Eovaldi. Wait got DT or Grey to reply, but that is my 2 cents.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Jason

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No on Eovaldi

      Yes on Soroka

  14. G says:
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    Better ad at 2b for this week and possibly ROS – Sogard or Dietrecht?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Dietrich for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  15. Mike says:
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    Montas or luke weaver?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Weaver for me but close

      • Mike says:
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        Do you believe in perez? I have perez and montas. Looking to maybe flip one for weaver.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  16. NJ says:
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    Good morning!! Been offered Freeman and Conforto for Acuna and S. Marte in a 5 OF league. Trade Analzer doesn’t look good for me but I am interested in any other thoughts…thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Acuna side

  17. Twins Peaker says:
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    For this year and beyond, which side would you take in a keeper pts league:

    Tatis and A. Barnes
    or
    Verdugo and Y. Grandal

    All players are $1x except Grandal who is $1×2

    I would be getting Verdugo. I have Rodgers, Chavis, Urias and Mondesi lined up for next season at 2B, SS and MI.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Tatis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Twins Peaker says:
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        Thanks guys. He’s that good, eh?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  18. Racehorse says:
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    Lucchesi or Pablo Lopez?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Pablo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucchesi

  19. JC says:
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    Drop Yandy Diaz to pick-up Dietrich or hold?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hold for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try it

  20. Barry says:
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    Hello Grey,

    6×6 H2H 12 Team OPS and QS Redraft

    C Navarez
    1B Voit
    2B Shaw 2B-3B
    SS Story
    3B Suarez
    OF Yelich
    OF Brantley
    OF Puig
    UT D. Santana
    BE K. Marte 2B-SS-OF

    Is it finally time to cut bait on Shaw and grab Chavis and his 2B-3B eligibility?

    I can let go of Shaw or hang on another week or so or let go of Lucchesi instead or pass.

    Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d let go of Lucchesi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  21. Jesse says:
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    Grey!

    I have Frazier and Ohtani coming off the DL shortly. Need to drop one of the following 4 to make room: Peraza, Soler, McMahon or Inciarte. Position is irrelevant.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are needs irrelevant too? Peraza

      • Jesse says:
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        Yes, no specific need. I was thinking Peraza too. I think Inciarte has a better shot at moving up in the lineup, which totally helps that decision. Hard to steal bases at the bottom of the lineup tho, for both of them. Ugh!

        Much appreciated.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Jesse says:
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            Hmmm. Drop one of the others for Nate Lowe? He’s so intriguing and someone already gave up on him.

      • hondo says:
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        He’s playing the outfield today.Could be sweet in Yahoo if he starts 4 more.

        • Jesse says:
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          True, too bad he’s gonna fight for playing time now with VanMeter!

  22. Dong Show says:
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    Is DeJong the most underrated real and fantasy player in baseball right now? I lost Trea, grabbed DeJong off the scrap heap and forgot about Trea (but not about Dre).

    Second most hits in baseball, tied for third in runs, respectable but not great in RBIs and Dongs and a bonus 3 SBs. His defensive metrics have him as one of the best at his position. I’ve been trying to trade for Javy, but when I peel back the layers; I really don’t need Javy as bad as I thought.

    Keep up the great work Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, don’t pass on the DeJong

      Thanks!

  23. Vash says:
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    You mention German. Is he turning into an ace?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  24. Conktown Tinker says:
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    What’s the dealio with Travis Shaw….. on the advice of a handsome mustached man, I targeted this dude….

    Is it time to drop? (For a hot Dietrich or Chris Taylor)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I’d hold

  25. Eddie the Mush says:
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    My bench is currently full of wanna-be closers, especially since C. Allen is back from being on the IL for pitching soft-toss to every other team. Also, due to the salaries of these losers, I have little room to make changes to my active lineup. As gross as this sounds, I was trying to find a way to get S. Romo in my lineup but I can’t do that unless I drop LeClerc but I’m not ready to cut ties with him yet.
    Anywho’s…enough talk about my bench: I am deciding between the following 3 pitchers for 2 spots, who should I choose: Thanks.
    Stroman: vs MIN & vs CHW
    Hendricks: vs MIA
    Quintana: vs MIL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Stroman

    • Moscowitz says:
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      Sit Quintana vs. MIL

  26. Jorts says:
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    Grey- your thoughts on these hot takes I’m reading that Casey Mize could be up by next weekend?!?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems like he comes up whenever his arbitration clock goes back another year, so this week, next week, maybe early June

  27. Vash says:
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    Any hope for Deliono Deshields to turn it around? I have him for his speed and age… Or would you rather have Leury Garcia As your backup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  28. NDGWYNN says:
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    Pitching is struggling, so I trade a bat to fix it now or wait? 14 team keeper forever, thinking I would trade goldy or rizzo.
    Gausman, e, rod, Degrom, Verlander, t. Williams, Skaggs, woodruff, p. Lopez, priveta, Gallen, Honeywell.
    Thanks for your advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t trade either of those two bats for pitching

      • JaDean Anderson says:
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        Even if I would still have Trout, Baez, Arenado left for my big bats

  29. Joe says:
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    Any league, any team….drop yu darvish?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  30. Gregarious says:
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    Start Glasnow vs. ARI or Domingo German @ TB???

    My other starters going this week:
    Bauer (vs. ChW; @OAK)
    Wheeler (vs. MIA)
    Bieber (vs. ChW)
    Desclafani (vs. SF; @SF)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glasnow

  31. Jeremy Burke says:
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    I own Muncy, Bellinger and Pederson on the same team. Two things
    1.The Dodgers have seen a million lefties this year which has really limited Muncy and Pedersons ABs. (Muncy was in against a lefty yesterday though)
    2. Its insane how well Bellinger is hitting considering all of the lefties theyve seen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup and yup

  32. cliffyw says:
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    Time to give up on

    His K% is way down and his BB% is up. Lower peripherals look ok (SwStr, O-Swing) but the results aren’t there.

    If I were to dump him it would probably be to pick up another bench bat (probably Goodrum or stash Alvarez).

    My other pitchers are Verlander, Price, Paddack, Caleb Smith, Strahm, Pablo Lopez and Archer.

    • cliffyw says:
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      Whoops. Meant to say “time to give up on Maeda?”

      Don’t know what happened there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t need a bench bat

      • cliffyw says:
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        thanks! With Price hitting the DL as weekly line ups were being set, I wound up needing another pitcher this week

  33. William Hung says:
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    Was there a 2-start pitcher column for this week? I saw the streamers one, but i could have sworn there had been a 2 start pitcher column with tiered rankings?

    • Jeremy Burke says:
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      There wasnt one for this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think B_Don was away

  34. DonnieB says:
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    Have to drop one: Julio Urias, Lucchesi,Peraza or Odor. Who is out? Thanks all.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Urias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  35. Dancin Homer says:
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    Grey, your daily write-ups are more integral to my morning than a cup of coffee!

    Got 2 questions for ya on this fine Monday:

    1.) would you drop either T. Beckham, Buxton, or Kepler for Dietrich?
    2.) is it time to let go of Kieboom and/or Aguilar to open up that SP-streaming spot?

    12-team, 6×6 (OPS & QS), H2H league

    Thanks in advance

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold on both

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Thanks Donkey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  36. StreamMeCaptain says:
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    I see some fairly similar comments above – is it time to let Lucchesi go in a standard 12 team mixed league? He wasn’t SO bad this weekend but still not exactly good, and that was a +$10 SON matchup. Waiver or stream options like Eflin/Turnbull/Keller/Junis/Lauer are available.

    Worried about Matz. Meanwhile of course he is taking up a non-IL bench spot and I can’t move anyone…oy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz sounds like he’s about to be out for a while, so I’d hold Lucchesi for now

      • StreamMeCaptain says:
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        What about in a league where I don’t also have Matz, but similar guys are on the wire? Same standard 12 team mixed settings.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stream

  37. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    14 team league.
    1. I start Travis Shaw @ 2B. Drop for Dietrich; Sogard; or Danny Santana?
    2. What about if I include Paraza in my choice (I don’t want him, but he’s also available).

    3. Clint Frazier on waivers. Use a #5 waiver (and drop Verdugo); i.e., is it close?.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold 2. Lose Peraza 3. Sure, grab Frazier

  38. chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    would you consider dropping Inciarte (who is even not stealing) and adding Alex Verdugo?

    H2h, avg, obp, tb, hr, rbi, r, sb

    THanks!

    Chris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  39. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Grey!

    Need a UT for the week, prefer:

    Franmil (3 v NYM, 3 @ Col) or Voit (4 v Sea, 3 @ TB)?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Voit

  40. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Great write up as always. Between call ups and people dropping players, I’ve amassed too many bats in a 12 team roto – would you drop any of these/if you had to pick one . . . :

    Inciarte
    Kike
    Peraza
    Yandy
    Senzel
    Tapia
    Muncy

    Appreciate your thoughts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kike

  41. Dom says:
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    Pitcher question.

    Which two to start:
    German Marquez one start at home vs. SD
    Glasnow one start at home vs NYY
    Max Fried two starts @LAD and @Arz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glasnow

    • Jeremy Burke says:
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      I dont think Fried is going twice anymore. Looks like Gausman is pitching tiday for Braves.

    • Jeremy Burke says:
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      Actually looks like hes still getting 2. Sorry

  42. THE JU says:
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    Should i drop Odor , he is my bench bat backing up mondesi at first base. I can also drop Cease, Peacock, Kelvin herrera. My only closer is chapman, and hopefully Trivino.
    I have jimmy nelson and cody allen on my d.l . I can pick up Ray, Stripling, Lyles, Miley, Gibson, Trevor Richards, pablo Lopez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Herrera

  43. Nick says:
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    Hey Grey ,

    need help at pitching – Dynasty team, need to drop 1 or 2

    SP1 Glasnow
    SP2 Hamels
    SP3 Domingo German
    Sp4 Lucchesi

    RP1 Giles
    RP2 B.Parker
    P Bassitt
    P Diego castillo (holds)
    Bench F.Peralta S.Matz
    +Honeywell

    need to drop 1
    or 2 if i want to add Odorizzi …
    +
    would you rather have Cease / Honeywell or none?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Honeywell, Bassitt, grab Odorizzi

  44. Cable says:
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    H/H..Points…..

    need to drop one…….did try to trade two of players listed below for one no takers

    Robles
    D Santana (Sea)
    H Dozier
    Puig

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

  45. kilkennybrian says:
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    12 team, 6×6 (ops,QS) roto, daily moves
    Take into context that I do have one open roster spot (Dropped Matz)

    1.) Trade Dwight Smith Jr. For EITHER Jorge Polanco or Christian Walker?

    2.) Trade Ketel Marte and get back BOTH JPolanco and Walker?

    3.) Trade Braun for EITHER Polanco or Walker?

    I’m really having a hard time evaluating these players worth. Marte and Smith have been GREAT for me, and Polanco/Walker have been seriously meh. Braun May make sense to swing, but he feels like a solid bet for power and hits in a good spot in a good lineup.

    Maybe I should just hold? I’m in 1st by a good amount so I don’t need to gamble if not necessary.

    Thanks.

    • Cram It says:
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      Dwight and Walker have like the same stats. yet one has been GREAT and one has been meh?

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        Walker has 1 HR and a .260 average his last 50 ABs

        Smith has 2HR, batting .316 and .450 last twenty ABs.

        Smith is hot.

        • William Hung says:
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          I think you talked yourself into holding then

          • kilkennybrian says:
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            I’ve been been trying to talk myself out of Smith Jr. for week, but he keeps hitting. Former 1st round pick, has some speed too. Legit unsure what to make of him.

            • Cram It says:
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              Cherry picked sample sizes aside (Walkers hitting .353 over the last 4 games!), I’d bet on Walker having the better season overall, but it’s probably a coin flip. I don’t know why you want to talk yourself out of Smith.

              • kilkennybrian says:
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                Well, mostly because this owner is begging me for him (offering walker or JPolanco, both solid bats) and I can’t seem to pull the trigger. Even though logic suggests I’m applying recency bias and shiny tew toy syndrome to Smith.

                • William Hung says:
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                  if the owner is begging for smith, then up his price and then trade him for a player you are comfortable with

                  • kilkennybrian says:
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                    Do we value Braun > Smith?

                    • Cram It says:
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                      I prefer Smith. Seems like a solid, if unspectacular, 5 cat guy.

                      I’d taker Walker over Braun too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3. Sure, Walker

  46. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Start Snell tonight vs Arizona?

    Feel like i have too, but last stay, ewww

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  47. Lamb Chops says:
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    During my annual review, my boss told me my performance is similar to how Jose Martinez plays right field. I think I better work on my resume.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are you, by any chance, a right fielder as well?

      • Lamb Chops says:
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        No. I’m a Prince Fielder stunt double.

  48. Tony C says:
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    Is Jeffry Rodriguez, Cal Quantrill, Trent Thornton, Luke Jackson, Shawn Kelley worth adds over pitchers such as Yu, Maeda, Turnbull and Alvarado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jackson over Yu, if you need saves and shallow league

  49. The Other JC says:
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    Why do we all fight the obvious? I grabbed Hill at SD instead of German at home v Twins. Cost me two cats in H2H league as my opponent grabbed Domingo. Too clever by half as they say.

    So with German gone, I am eyeballing ERod or Kikuchi or do I stick with blister boy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ERod

  50. Yazo says:
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    Muncy just gained 2nd Base eligibility on ESPN, so now I’m free to drop Shaw as my only 2nd basemen. That being said, would you drop him for the following or hold?

    Tim Beckham
    Jo-Ma
    Kike
    Dietrich
    Jay Bruce

    No specific needs, just looking for the best player

    • Yazo says:
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      Just to clarify, I’m looking to possibly drop Shaw for one of the following, not Muncy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love dropping Shaw

  51. Potts says:
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    Ones gotta go

    Romo
    Luke Jackson
    Strop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jackson

  52. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Soroka, Montas, Fried, Strahm.

    Please rank ROS 5×5

    • Bryce says:
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      Hey Grey can you add Weaver to this list and rank too? I own Fried but should I be looking to move on from Lucchesi for any of these guys or hold? (moves are capped at 30 for the year so streaming isn’t an option)

      Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soroka, Fried, Strahm

  53. SallyCips says:
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    Y’all like Luke Jackson over Robles for saves ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not ROS, but can try him

  54. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Hah, of course Odor goes off the one day I universally bench him in all leagues.

    I wish someone else would draft him late or pick him up off waivers. I’ve added/dropped/added that ole slick Sonuvabench more times than I’d like to admit.

    Ever since you dropped that “Rough Neck” Odor line when he clocked Joey Bats I cant quit the dude! Glossary term for a guy you keep picking up and regret because they’re supposed to be great but aren’t? If none exists: “Slump Dog Millionaire”

    Question: Are we going after Bryant or has the buy low window closed? In 1 league an owner was entertaining any offer to get him off his roster and hates the Cubs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, nice! I know, I like him in the preseason, then he kills me — I hope Bryant is a buy low, but I’m not sure, he’s not exactly setting the world on fire

  55. Jeremy Burke says:
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    Streamonator is slightly negative on both of Martin Perez’ starts this week even though theyre against Toronto and Detroit. Put him in my weekly lineup in a league where ive fallen way behind in a few pitching categories? Good move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him

  56. Chris says:
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    Thanks grey!

    1 DH Spot for Fletcher, Pillar or Cron. 5×5 roto. I have no chance at HR’s or RBI’s this week. Well anything can happen I guess.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fletcher

  57. RICE says:
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    Hey DT! Hey Grey!

    A lot of names hit the wire in my league this week. Your advice please:

    1). G. Polanco or E. Escobar (guessing Escobar)

    2). N. Lowe or C. Kieboom (guessing Kieboom)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Eduardo 2. Lowe

  58. Cram It says:
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    If you’re not going to deploy him for a 2-start week against those teams, why own him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who

    • Jeremy Burke says:
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      I think Cram was talking to me. I picked him up but im still not completely convinced. Hes in so here goes nothing.

      • Jeremy Burke says:
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        And im Benching Boyd to put him in because of the 2 starts.

  59. Matt Felong says:
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    Cut Piscotty for Dietrich?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  60. Chris says:
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    Also,

    I am down 11-8 starts this week. I have 3 closers he has 1. My closers are Hand, Davis, Doolittle. Do I sit Davis and start Cahill @ Baltimore to make 11-9 starts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  61. Pizza5788 says:
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    Please rank
    Ramos
    Narvaez
    Zuninio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  62. Trickrey says:
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    Who would be a comparable 3b to Bryant if you were hoping to trade Bryant off his name value but would return more actual value? For example, would you trade him for Rendon 1 for 1?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Why would you want to trade him when he’s starting to swing the bat? I wouldn’t do him for Rendon, and no one is going to trade Bregman or Machado for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Rendon in a second

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        $1 says Bryant ends ahead of Rendon on player rater

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hope so

  63. DonnieB says:
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    For a reserve spot…is Matt Barnes a good add and drop Lucchesi? Thanks!

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      He’s a great K and ratio guy who looks like he’s gonna end up with around 10-15 saves so you could do worse.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I guess if you don’t need an SP

  64. Bill Buttlicker says:
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    I’m still holding LeClerc and Allen hoping the Rangers/Angels go out of their way to work both of them back into closing due to potential/contract. Saw a question about LeClerc above, but how do you feel about Allen? Do you think he’ll be closing again before long, or is he toast at this point? Thanks a lot!

    • Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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      unlike leclerc, allen
      1. isnt young
      2. didnt pitch at all well last year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, Buttlicker, I think Allen’s toast, more so than Leclerc

    • Stumanji! says:
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      I owned both too. Dropped Allen, am holding Leclerc.

  65. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Grey,
    Martin Perez double star at Tor and then Get or Boyd against LAA this week?

    Probably should ask this first : Griffin canning over Martin Perez?

    Are you still holding on lucchessi?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Matt Boyd looks like real deal. Peripherals look solid. I’m starting him no matter what.

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        Thank you knoche

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez — no on Canning and yes on Lucchesi

  66. Fanciful Basesball says:
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    I’m feeling the hurt, too, Grey.
    Turner, Judge, Rendon, Meadows, Tatis, Soto, Taillon…. all on 1 team… and I’m still in 1st place (just barely)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The struggle is real

  67. Batman says:
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    Would you drop Kike Hernandez or Niko Goodrum for Rougned Odor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kike

  68. Mike says:
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    ROS? Voit or Alonso.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso

  69. big league choo says:
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    10 team OBP league

    Who’s my add for a bat for the next week or two until one of Soto/Stanton/meadows comes back from IL

    Renfroe 6 gm 3 vs mets, [email protected] COL 6.8$
    Desmond 6 gm in Coors vs 5 lefties 20.3$
    AVisail garcia 6gm 3 vs ari, 3 vs NYY 3.0

    • big league choo says:
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      Throw tapia in there too. 6gm in coors 5 vs lefties
      -6.7 $ for the week 17.6 per game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

  70. Dancin Homer says:
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    E. Suarez was dropped for some reason in 1 of my leagues. I have to at least put a claim in on him, right?

    12-team league, H2H, 6×6 (OPS & QS). Below is my current roster:

    c: Vazquez
    1b: J. Martinez
    2b: Baez
    3b: Chavis
    ss: J. Polanco
    of: Acuna, Hoskins, Castellanos
    utl: Vlad
    utl2: B. Buxton
    bn: G. Polanco, Kepler, T. Beckham
    IL: Eloy Jimenez

    SP: Bauer, Paddack, L. Castillo, D. German, Lucchesi, McHugh
    RP: Osuna, Iglesias, Lecleric

    Who, if anyone, would you drop for Suarez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

  71. joe says:
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    drop yu darvish?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      In March. There have to be better options out there, unless you are in super deep league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Knoche

  72. Ghost ride the whip says:
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    Grey,
    Which one would you bench for the week:
    Dahl home for 6 games, 5/6 games facing a lefty,
    nick senzel 6/7 games in SF & Oak
    Domingo Santana (ice cold) at NYY and Bos for 7 games.

    • William Hung says:
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      Never bench a hitter at Coors, any game is a potential fantasy boon – I’d lean Senzel but he’s the shiny new toy so Santana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  73. William Hung says:
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    Travis Shaw had a weekend to forget 0/10 with 1 BB, but silver lining is that it came with only 1 K, so his k-rate dips a little

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yay

      • William Hung says:
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        better than lowercase yay!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  74. Jaca says:
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    Morning Grey hope ur weekend was blast

    It appears Senzel took a defibrillator to Puig, but Travis Shaw is still dead. I have a few questions for ya:

    Who you like ROS out of Shaw, Cast, and Puig?

    Raisel Iglesias’ numbers are pretty ugly, but If your closers are Hand, Yates, Hader, Smith, Alvarado (can he even be called a closer anymore), are you snagging Iglesias in case one of Yates Hand or Smith get traded or Hader gets usurped down the road?

    Last question—dropped Luccheshi as my 6th started with Clevinger and Kluber on IL. Grabbed DeSclafani to stream and my question is would you continue to stream that spot or would you rather own Luke Weaver or Strahm? Will possibly give Jimmy Nelson a chance when he comes back either way.

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

      I’d own Raisel

      Stream

      • Jaca says:
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        Thank u thank u

        Who would you drop for Iglesias? drop Descalfani and run 5 starters for the time being?

        Alfaro
        Voit
        Villar
        Mondesi
        Baez
        Rosario
        Dahl
        Domingo
        Andujar
        Senzel
        Puig
        Tatis Jr

        Marquez
        Glasnow
        Paddack
        Bieber
        Ray
        Desclafani
        Yates
        Hand
        Hader
        Smith
        Alvarado
        (IL) Clevinger
        (IL) Kluber

        also,

        what are ur thoughts on this:

        Greyzing: when you peruse the comments section for Greys answers to other questions to see if you can extrapolate useful information for your own fantasy team(s).
        (see: grazing)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, nice! I’d lose Ray and keep DeSclafani for goo 2 start week

          • Jaca says:
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            Good call. Although I cant tell if you can classify Rays last start in Coors as a sonofabench…because it would have been very stupid to play him. u know what they say about hindsight tho

            thanks Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, yup! No problem

  75. SsSchmohawks Bob says:
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    Please rank Luke Jackson, Lou Trivino, and Shawn Kelley for saves total ROS.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Kelley, Jackson, Trivino for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Knoche

  76. Bat Flip says:
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    What order would you rank these SP ROS for a league that uses QS?

    Corbin, Wheeler, Berrios, Bauer.

    Bauer’s ERA is outperforming his FIP and xFIP by a large margin – a point or more and SEIRRA is over 4. He’s also walking over 4 per 9.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer, Corbin, Wheeler

      • Bat Flip says:
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        And Wheeler and Berrios ahead of Buehler for K’s and QS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  77. Keeks says:
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    I asked Odor if he had any last words before I dropped him from the team. All he said was, “Dra-” then I pressed the button because I couldn’t wait any longer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  78. themendozaline says:
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    Are you rolling out Max “Chicken” Fried tonight or are you icing him like a cold beer on a Friday night?

    SON doesn’t love him..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea who he’s facing, but prolly starting

      • themendozaline says:
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        Beuhler

        • themendozaline says:
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          Oh, and the rest of the Dodgers

  79. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Drop Didi off the IL to make room for taillon? I have Baez, Lowe, Diaz, Chavis covering the infield as if this moment. Not too sure Didi will be worth the stash. Do you think taillon is toast for the year?

    Pick up Griffin canning for now or just pick up Jesus luzardo at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Taillon might be toast

      Canning

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  80. edietrich1962 says:
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    What callups do you forsee coming soon that would perhaps make some impact that should be maybe adding for future? Do any of these make it next few weeks??

    I need some pitching help and was thinking of stashing perhaps Jesus Luzardo. What do you think of that as I would likely need to drop Joey Lucceshi to make this happen.

    Thanks for advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Luzardo and Mize seem next

      • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        mike might agree with pearson TOR and luzardo over mize timeframe wise. manning DET along with mize could later. also puk/honeywell (albeit more injured, but also far more tenured than some of above).

  81. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey All!

    1. Starting Treinen in weekly lineups over Woodruff/Bassit?

    2. Fun Fact: Jay Bruce had a $10+ week last week, despite a 0.000 BABIP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Who are they facing? 2. Ha

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Woodruff against a Soto-less WSH (SON loves – like $12) and Bassit @ CIN (SON not a fan)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Woodruff

  82. Steve says:
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    Am I using my first in line waiver pick to pick up VanMeter? I’ve been saving it all season in case someone messes up and drops someone they shouldn’t, but I’m getting restless..

    If so, I would be dropping either Inciarte, Tapia or Eickhoff (have a hard time dropping Eickhoff with your statement that you keep anyone with a subpar 3 ERA at this point– even though you said Davies is garbage)

    Long parentheses!

    • The Harrow says:
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      no, go see prospect mike? recent post about him. utility bat. not even ranked like in CIN? top 30 in some sites for prospects.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • The Harrow says:
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        those werent supposed to be question marks, i am at some crummy computer that shows off just how often i am reliant on contractions.

  83. peacecoast says:
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    how real is chavis? what $ amount for a weekly FAAB?

    also hold on to kieboom or drop for guys like verdugo? I need AVG badly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How deep is the league? I’d hold Kieboom for now

      • peacecoast says:
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        12t mixed, would drop ODB

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          $3

  84. Keeks says:
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    1)QS and K/9 League, Top 3 out of these?

    Kikuchi, Hill, EdRod, Montas, Eflin, Odorizzi

    2) OBP and SLG (no AVG), rank these 1B ROS:

    Aguilar, Walker, Muncy

    3)Thanks Grey and DT!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Odorizzi, ERod, Kikuchi 2. Walker, Muncy

  85. edietrich1962 says:
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    What do people think of Buehler, Canning and Martin Perez’s double starts this week?

    Good to roll with them or not??

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who are they facing

  86. Db says:
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    Start eikoff @stl, straham vs mets, Robby ray @tampa, Maeda vs wash, Gray @oak, german @ Tampa who’s sitting out of these guys for you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit Ray

  87. Jeremy Burke says:
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    One site showing Gausman as starting for Braves today over Fried. Taking him from 2 starts to one this week.
    Would you Start Fried @ dodgers or Boyd vs Angels?Streamy is meh on both starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boyd

    • Herschel says:
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      Braves play 7 games this week. Fried should still be lined up for two starts assuming he starts on Tuesday.

      • Jeremy Burke says:
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        Youre right. My bad.

  88. Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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    16 teamer h2h with QS. have:
    lynn (seriously better FIP than probably like the last 4 years or so), happ, corbin, thor, p.lopez, sab, turnbull, lucchesi
    DL: d.holland, c.anderson

    if duplantier and jefry rod are in FA trade lynn for alfaro if i have vazquez (hits/OPS added) or is this so lateral that i should just stick with lynn and his 3.66 FIP over rookies that SON doesnt even necessarily love more anyway (well at least with jefry rod they?e close)

    2. 20 team dynasty as a BN bat to fill in at multiple positions (slugging and OBP added roto): beckham or ronny rod?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold 2. Gordon Beckham? Go Ronny

      • Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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        shit, t. beckham, forgot gordon returned.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then I want Tim

  89. FMFBL says:
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    victor robles…he is hitting for more power than i thought he would early on.

    do you think he could be a 25/25 guy? or is that more his ceiling? just wanted to make sure i was valuing him correctly b/c im receiving some interest on him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe 17/25

  90. Chucky says:
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    Freddy Peralta worth holding over Pablo Lopez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  91. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    What’s everyone doing with Happ in 12 teamers? Is he just a straight drop for any favorable streamers on the wire?

    • Marty the Celery Salesman says:
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      I’m holding for the win potential once the NYY lineup regains its health…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop him

  92. THE JU says:
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    Should i offer Tim Anderson and contreras for Trout and Barnhart?
    Should i drop odor for dietrich . 12 team rotisserie points

    • The Harrow says:
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      nobody in their right mind would trade trout for that, but sure, if you can find somebody somewhere.

    • Danny Almonte says:
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      ROS Dietrich or Thames? Thanks boss

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Dietrich

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure for Trout

  93. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Dietrich, soler or tapia in a H2H OBP league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinda depends on league, but Tapia

  94. Pete says:
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    who gets the boot with Andujar (already back) and Ohtani coming back this week:

    H Dozier
    W Myers
    J Planco
    V Robles

    I already dropped Luke Jackson to activate Andujar, would be too hitter top heavy so was looking at only dropping one of four above

    thank you,

    Pete

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  95. phil says:
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    Is it ok to give up on Kieboom? Or are better days ahead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can give up

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Depends on league tho

  96. Kluber Lang says:
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    Grey and/or DT, I tend to hoard SP’s at the beginning of the season and then either sell off for bats or drop the ones underperforming. Which of the below are ROS keepers and which should I sell high? AND which higher ranked SP could I afford trading off and still be fine with replacing with another on my current roster? Thanks for your input!!!

    J. Vargas
    Turnbull
    Eichoff
    Canning
    C. Smith
    Quintana
    Bauer
    Sale
    C. Bassitt
    F. hernandez
    Sale

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can sell off Vargas, Turnbull, F-Her, Bassitt and Sale

  97. GRANT MORFITT says:
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    Clint Frazier or Tapia for the short term now that Frazier is off the IL? Who should I cut bait with so I can make some moves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia

  98. ozzie smith says:
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    1) hope you had a great weekend!
    2) finally ripped the scab (Shaw) off of most of my teams this morning with Ohtani coming off the IL he was my weak link.
    3) In a competitive 10 team h2h when are we picking up Gregorious to stash him? He’s 25% owned in yahoo, saying he will begin live at bats around May 20.
    4). Soto, Rendon, judge, Ohtani, and now possibly Acuna, I have the all star IL team!
    5). 10 team h2h I need to roster 3 of…
    Odorizzi
    Soroka
    Domingo German
    Porcello
    Folty
    Who are you going with?
    Thanks buddy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3. Sure 4. Ugh 5. Soroka, Odorizzi, German

  99. Mookiewilson says:
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    Deep 16 team roto. Need to drop a bat, who’s the drop at this point in time?
    Thames
    Tapia
    Fletcher
    Adames

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thames

  100. dau says:
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    Good Morning Grey with an e—h2h cats 6×6 OPS/Holds-Saves—I seek to trade Acuna-Segura for Baez-Hader (Diaz?)—–Which side is better?–Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Acuna

  101. Gotime says:
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    After Domingo’s recent success, is he still a sit this week in H2H weekly cats Wins and QS. I need to start 2 of: Maeda (vs Was) EdRod (vs Sea) or Domingo (@ TB)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      EdRod, Domingo

  102. The Mudkat says:
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    Mallex Smith droppable at this point? I’m in a 10 team keeper, and would be potentially grabbing Clint Frazier.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  103. Marty the Celery Salesman says:
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    Hi Grey, please pick 3:
    Canning-LAA vs. Norris-DET & Means-BAL
    Mikolas-STL vs. Velasquez-PHI & Lyles-PIT
    Tanaka-NYY vs. Gonzales-SEA & Snell-TB
    Boyd-DET vs. Skaggs-LAA
    Happ-NYY vs. Leake-SEA
    Paddack-SD vs. deGrom-NYM

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These are all away?

      Paddack, Boyd, Canning

  104. Cable says:
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    H/H Points….
    ROS….M Chavis or Nick Senzel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavis

  105. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Who do you like more this week?

    Conforto – 3 @ sd, 3 vs mia
    H Dozier – 3 @ hou, 3 vs phi

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

      • Donnie says:
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        I have Dozier. I wish league mates would offer me Conforto for him

  106. Jason Murray says:
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    Drop Yandy or Mancini to add Clint Frazier in a 12 team H2H league? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yandy

  107. Johnson says:
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    Is Kieboom droppable at this point for Semien?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  108. Ralphy says:
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    Joc P is killing me. 10 team mixed. Drop him for Dwight Smith, Buxton, Alex Gordon, Trey Mancini or Winker? I think Joc’s HRs came in an eight game stretch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Winker

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      it is just that LAD are playing games like this:
      7-9 vs ONLY righties,
      -6-8 vs ONLY lefties (joc no play here)
      rinse/repeat. it is the weirdest thing i have ever seen for platooners.

  109. Cable says:
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    H/H points…… Trade alert …..which side.

    Trout or Hoskins & Tanaka

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  110. hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Two questions for you:

    1. Would you drop Shaw for Brandon Lowe at 2B?
    2. Who would you rather have for 2019? Eloy or Yordan Alvarez?

    Thanks for the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No 2. Eloy

  111. kelly leak says:
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    Great write up!
    Please rank SP for ROS in 12 tm std 5×5:
    Kikuchi, Luchessi, Woodruff
    Thanks!

    • kelly leak says:
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      Also please:
      D.Castillo, A.Swarzak, and L.Jackson for saves.
      Thank you sirs and m’am’s!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Jackson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

      • kelly leak says:
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        Thank you sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  112. Curious George says:
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    Is darvish a complete drop now? Or at least worth a start this week vs. Miami?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start anyone vs. MIA

  113. Jack says:
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    Yandy, Chavis, or Clint Frazier? 12-team H2H categories. Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavis

  114. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    Hello Mr Albright,
    I’ve been reading all along but haven’t commented in a while (nothing worth saying). But, I was listening to MLB on XM Saturday and C.J. Nitkowski had some stats about Homers and the baseballs. Comparing HR’s to last year at this point in the season there have been 1 roughly every 26 ABs compared to 1 every 30 last year. Not a surprise but what he also said was something I wasn’t aware of: Major League balls are also being used at the AAA level. The result is that last year there was a HR hit 1 every 38 ABs and this year it’s 1 every 26. They went back and forth about whether it’s the ball or hitters approach with obviously no concluson but Nitkowski’s point was that MLB balls were always different and he described the old AAA balls as having a “spongy” feel so switching in his opinion has made a difference.
    So, you can continue your witty comments about Manfred overseeing the stitching operations in Guatemala! Haha.
    Also, gonna have to keep the AAA stats in mind in evaluating prospects next year if the trend continues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, heard similar thing… Good to see you!

    • The Harrow says:
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      yeah there will be far less guys like lindor/bregman/altuve (many others) that were spoken of as ¨he will only get 15 HR for his ceiling”when player is being discussed as a prospect (at lest a AAA guy), since we now know how hard it is in a full season to actually hit less than 18 or so HR? due to the juiced/wrapped/laced etc balls. the free HR bump now starts a whole level lower.

  115. waffles says:
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    great stuff as always

    when can we expect Senzel to get yahoo OF eligibility? i thought a player could sneeze in the outfield’s direction and be yahoo eligible but senzel is still 3B only?

    in a 10 team 5×5 redraft where i had shortstop depth and no DL space i traded Tatis jr for Walker buehler… good move or no?
    in same league I’ve been offered Hoskins and E Diaz for Gerrit Cole… what do you think of that one? i usually don’t like to be on the heavy side of a 2 for 1 in 10 team leagues but it’s an intriguing offer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      5 games in-season for Yahoo

      Hoskins side

  116. YC says:
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    Hey Grey- in a weekly is it time to move on from Cole Tucker? Can grab Rowdy.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  117. B says:
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    Taillon was dropped in our shallow keeper, H2H categories league.

    He isnt a big need for me, but worth burning the no. 1 waiver priority to add to my DL for a possible return?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget him

  118. MarvPesos

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

    Been offered:
    MY: Xander & Syndergaard & Nelson for HIS JD Martinez & Profar & Musgrove

    thanks

    • MarvPesos

      marv says:
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      He also offered a bigger version:

      MY: Carrasco, Syndergaard, Nelson, Xander for HIS: Votto, JD Martinez, Villar, Musgrove

      both are decent right ? which is best ?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Carrasco side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD side

      • MarvPesos

        marv says:
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        which trade is better, smaller or larger trade ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Smaller

  119. SF says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Someone in my league dropped Nola. He’s going to turn it around right? Should I use my waiver wire priority on him? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab him

      • SF says:
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        Thanks. Andujar is also available. Is he worth a pickup over H.Dozier?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

          • SF says:
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            That’s what I thought. Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  120. Randall says:
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    Drop Desmond for Tapia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  121. sportivetricks says:
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    Is the SoN rightfully jacked up about the NBC Logo hosting KC this week? $31.5?????

    HubbHubba. When a start like that is hanging out on waivers, yum. Just, yummmmmmm.

    LureYa!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer

      • dontbichetteme says:
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        I could also grab one player for the first series and a different one for the second

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia/Hosmer

      • dontbichetteme says:
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        Thank you my confidant

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  122. Here Comes the Pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey

    12 team. Drop either Luccessi or Happ for Odorizzi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  123. kilkennybrian says:
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    1.) Not seeing much Weaver love after he just diced @COL. K rate and walk rate have been elite, has great pedigree. Could be a real break out. Same goes for Odorizzi? Which do you prefer, and are they both must holds in 10 team mixed?

    2.) ROS Rank- Smith Jr., CWalker, KMarte, Shaw

    3.) Drop H Robles after his Kazaam last night? 10 team league, sort of saves needy after potentially losing Trienen long term.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Odorizzi 2. Walker, Shaw 3. Sure

      • Bat Flip says:
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        II had the same question about Weaver / Odorizzi. Didn’t think you would prefer him over Weaver cuz Odorizzi’s peripherals aren’t as good.

        • Play Ball says:
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          Stat for the day – Chavis has same number of HR as Harper and only 7 fewer RBI in half the AB’s.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        Official offer:
        Maikel Franco and KMarte

        For

        Shaw and CWalker

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Walker

          • kilkennybrian says:
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            Rather the Walker deal or Marte for Hamels straight up?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Marte who

              • kilkennybrian says:
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                Which trade should I do
                1.) KMarte for Hamels
                2.) KMarter and Maikel for CWalker and TShaw

                12 team 6×6 OPS/QS

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Depends what you need… Hamels is clearer winner

                  • kilkennybrian says:
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                    No pure needs, I’m in 1st.

                    If Hamels is beat avail, maybe I’ll go for him. Thanks.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

  124. Jt says:
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    Gray @oak, eikoff @stl, Maeda vs wash, straham vs Mets
    Which one should I sit

    Or start all and sit Kelley. Kelley is @pitt for 2 games and @houston for 4 games

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit Kelley

  125. Roy says:
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    Yeah, I totally see now why Thor’s shutout of the Reds last weeks deserved an asterisk.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reds team batting is .211, .287 OBP, .679 OPS, those aren’t good #s, and they’re 24th in the league for runs… That’s after their big weekend

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      LOL have you watched any of the reds’ games or seen their final box scores Roy? Think Dietrich 4 homers in 3 games and a and a back to back to back 1st inning sound sustainable?

  126. Ralphy says:
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    Ty Butery or Jake Odorizi rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odorizzi

  127. fausto

    fausto says:
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    i have to lose 1 to activate Rendon
    j.pederson
    jose martinez
    a.verdugo
    im leaning joc bc theres a ton of lhp in the nl west id be platooning verdugo/j.martinez/h.dozier @ CI/UTIL its a 10tm so platoony guys dont usually get rostered.
    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verdugo

  128. aardvark says:
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    Drop braiser for Odorizzi? Points league. Technically don’t need to own a closer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ok

  129. Darrell Lester says:
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    In a dynasty league with minor’s slots; once a players exceeds rookie limits (130AB) they have to be in an active roster slot.

    Been stashing fairly highly touted preseason prospects Mejia and Hampson in minors hoping for a breakout but are about to exceed limits. Would you try to be patient with one or both, or cut bait? 12 team mixed keep for ever league with a fair number of bench slots (8). 360+ (12×30 + IL) players owned.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Patient

  130. Brett says:
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    1. Drop Yu darvish for.. Odorizzi, Spencer Turnbill, Strahm?

    3. Drop Jeffress for… Pagan, Buttrey, Castillo, Luke Jackson?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Strahm 2. Jackson

    • Brett says:
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      *2. Add Shawn Kelley in that mix

  131. Twins Peaker says:
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    I have C. Smith, Richards and P. Lopez….which of them do you think I should sell high on? Or will they all continue to do well and/or get better? It’s a pts league so wins don’t matter here….it’s all about individual performances.

    They’re all $1×3 so I can definitely build with them if you think they will continue and get better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lopez, Richards are least favorite, in that order

      • Twins Peaker says:
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        Do you think they’ll blow up soon? Would you trade them away? Or keep throwing them out there (matchup dependent, not in Coors or other bad ballparks). Smith seems legit so I can see keeping him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Throw them out there as long as they’re going well

  132. hondo says:
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    Reds game in a bee delay.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bee ummer

  133. Hyu says:
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    Starting e-rod vs Seattle ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  134. aardvark says:
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    Would you rather have Nola/ Matt Chapman or machado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  135. Boomer19 says:
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    Thanks for the write up today. Just got offered Devers for my Winker in my 5×5 14 team roto league. Who do you like more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Winker

  136. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    For my AL only, could you rank Swarzak, Emilio Pagan , and Taylor Rogers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  137. Jeffry says:
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    Drop verdugo for tapia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  138. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Hey Grey,

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

    Made the trade (Xander/Syndergaard for JD & Musgrove) and am pretty happy with the team. With some shifting (DL etc.) I now have an open Bench spot, who do you suggest I pick up? Also, would you swap Laureano, Kieboom or Richards for anyone on the wire ?

    Waiver:

    HIT – R. Braun, E. Hosmer, M. Kepler, J. Martinez, ,J. Reddick, J. Soler, D. Santana, K Schwarber, R. Tapia, E. Sogard, J. Reddick, C. Biggio (NA), B. Hamilton, C. Hernandez, J. Soler I. Happ (NA), D. Dietrich

    SP – M. Perez, A. Wainwright, B. Honeywell (NA), K. Gibson, D. Bundy, Z. Gallen (NA), S. Cease (NA), M. Kelley, J. Chacin, N. Pivetta (NA), S. Newcomb (NA), M. Wacha, A. DeScalfani, J. Urena, C. Bassitt, D. Pomeranz,

    RP – C. Kimbrel (NA), A.J. Minter, M. Givens, D. Robertson, B. Parker, H. Neris, E. Pagan

    My team:
    C – W. Ramos
    1B – P. Goldschmidt
    2B – K. Marte
    3B – Eugenio Suarez
    SS – J. Polanco
    CI – A. Rizzo
    MI – J. Profar
    LF – C. Yelich
    CF – C. Blackmon
    RF – D. Santana
    Util – J. D. Martinez
    BN – C. Keiboom
    BN – R. Laureano
    BN – H. Dozier
    DL – T. Turner

    SP – C. Carrasco
    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – W. Buehler
    RP – K. Jansen (RP)
    RP – R. Braiser (RP)
    P – K. Giles (RP)
    P – W. Davis (RP)
    BN – J. Musgrove
    BN – T. Richards
    DL – J. Paxton (10-DAY)
    DL – A. Heaney (10-DAY)
    Thanks bud
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold who you have, grab Perez

  139. luvdarooks says:
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    NL DEEP 4×4 no K’s

    Am dropping T Guerro because of his whip — These are the guys available —Who to pick up for R.O.Y. ?

    Merril Kelly — Stephenson — A Miller— N. Anderson ( mia) —Gsellman — Mahle — P Baez (LAD) Fedde

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelly

  140. sal says:
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    you starting buehler tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  141. mernest says:
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    12 team 6X6 w/ OPS

    I’ve got McNeil (boring) in my 2b slot until Scooter comes back- worth dropping for Profar or Danny Santana until then?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  142. Steve-O says:
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    Who would you want rest of the season in H2H, Joc Pederson or Franmil Reyes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franmil

  143. Luke says:
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    Start Muncy or McMahon at 2B this week? Weekly lineup lock. Or stream Dietrich?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Muncy

  144. Pousse-Pousse says:
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    Grey my bae,

    I know you were down (relative to the consensus) on Vladito coming into the season. Do you have any concerns that he might be a bust? He’s hitting the ball hard, but everything is going into the ground. Plus, he’s striking out a lot more than in the minors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He won’t be a bust, I was concerned he was overrated for this year since he has no speed

  145. southside dom says:
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    Pick one at CI: Travis Shaw, Jesus Aguilar, or Max Muncy

    Pick 2 in the OF: Dwight Smith Jr, Heyward, Soler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Muncy — Smith

      • southside dom says:
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        as in Smith is the odd man out?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry, no Smith/Soler are top 2

          • southside dom says:
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            thanks FML

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  146. Jaone says:
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    Cain for Price fair before he went on DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  147. Fogimon says:
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    It could have been a better power week had I started Jesus & Franmil, but thankfully in roto, 1 week bad decisions even out over time. But its never fun to leave multi-homer days on the bench. I come again (ooo la la) for weekly lock lineup questions;

    6 start, 4 get benched;

    Jesus 3vWAS [email protected] (3 lefties)
    Shaw 3vWAS [email protected] (3 lefies)
    McNeil [email protected] 3vMIA (2 lefties)
    Conforto [email protected] 3vMIA (2 lefties)
    Zombino Jones [email protected] 4vATL (weird dizzyness)
    Franmil 3vNyM [email protected] (1 lefty)
    Inciarte [email protected] [email protected] (2 lefties)
    McMahon 3vSF 3vSD (5 lefties)
    Tapia 3vSF 3vSD (5 lefties)
    Heyward 4MIA 3MIL (2 lefties)

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench Ender, Tapia, Heyward, Jones

      • Fogimon says:
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        We are still going with Shaw? At what point do we lose confidence in him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe June

  148. Fogimon says:
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    Grey, time to be concerned with Donaldson’s anatomy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Now you’re concerned?

    • Moscowitz says:
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      His stocks are actually going up

  149. hondo says:
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    What’s your take on Ronny Rodriguez?I was thinking about grabbing Deitrick but he’s got a bunch of lefties coming up,Rodriguez is eligible at 1B,2B,3B,SS and has 3 dongs in 45 ABs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I almost wrote a Ronny Rodriguez sleeper this offseason, like him

      • hondo says:
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        Never heard of him before,grabbed him anyway.Numbers look good though.He’s my new Kike except he hits better.I replaced Kiki with Ketel,who is hitting so good I have to play him every day.I need a multi position bench guy, Moose better pick it up at 2B.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

    • hond says:
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      WTF?

      “Your comment is awaiting moderation.”

      • hondo says:
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        Oops,I get it.Lost an o there.That Firefox melt down must have taken my sign up stuff away,I used to just click signing in.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  150. LG Baseball says:
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    Great write-up Grey!

    10 team H2H 5×5 keeper league where we keep 10 players. Which side you like better:

    Hoskins

    or

    Alonso and Glasnow

    Thanks,
    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso

  151. Joe Beisbol says:
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    12-team, 5×5, h2h, redraft league. Turner and Stanton are taking up my two IL slots. Is it still worth holding onto Severino for now, knowing his absolute best case scenario is coming back in mid-to-late July?

    Available FAs: Franmil, Goodwin, J-Mart, Perez (Martin), Woodruff

    C – Realmuto
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Santana
    3B – Suarez
    SS – Schoop
    OF – Springer, Conforto, Winker
    Util – Voit
    Bench/super-sub – Dozier
    IL – Stanton, Turner

    SP – Castillo, Eflin, Junis, Matz, Quintan, Severino, Smith (Caleb), Weaver
    RP – Hicks, Holland, Jackson (Luke), Vazquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Severino — Perez

  152. hondo says:
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    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    WTF?

  153. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Starting Velasquez @STL tonight?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In some leagues I am

  154. Cubjet says:
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    I’ve been carrying two catchers. Might need to dump one. Who do you like better rest of season…

    Omar Narvaez
    or
    Jorge Alfaro

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alfaro

  155. Dr Sauce says:
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    ESPN, 5X5, head to head … we use 5 SP’s
    Choose 3 for this week;
    1. Flaherty vs Phil
    2. Marquez vs SD
    3. Soroka @ Arizona
    4. Paddack vs NYM
    5. Ed-Rod vs Sea

    Thanks for your work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Flaherty vs Phil
      2. Marquez vs SD
      4. Paddack vs NYM

  156. Lucky Dog says:
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    I’m officially a believer in the “sell” reverse jinx. First Au Shiz, now Bryant? And I even called it when you posted the “sell”. C’mon, son. That can’t be a coincidence. Now do Eloy!

    And thank you. I took HR & RBI for the week on that Bryant granny & I feel like I owe ya one. Auuuuu Shiz.
    <3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so on Bryant

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        FWIW Bryant had a lot of “flies out to deep right” warning track power outs earlier in the season, along with getting robbed of several doubles on hard hit balls with great defensive plays. Seems like this has been a little bit of a flukey cold streak – those things usually work themselves out. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see a hot streak coming.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Like I said, I hope so, I own him in 3 leagues, and can’t trade him for anything

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            Probably a good thing. Why be the schmuck that sold low? It’s still just May 6th. Weather’s gonna was up in Chicago, the balls are gonna start flying as sure as ChiPD will beat down innocent people of color & olds will die off in non-air conditioned apartment building. Like the swallows returning to Capistrano, except you know, more police brutality and elderly death.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hope so, but if his shoulder is still screwy, I mean, he hit 12 homers last year in a full year

              • Lucky Dog says:
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                He said it was all good in. ST, and he was raking in the spring IIRC. As Jeff Kent said, “aiiiiieeeee!” – oh, wait, wrong quote. That was him falling off the motorcycle. He said, “relax. Enjoy the game!”

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha

                  • Lucky Dog says:
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                    On another note, I kinda miss the steroid era for FBB. Remember when some of your league-mates would act all “righteous purist” & not draft Bonds or Sosa or Kent or anyone they suspected was on the juice? My teams were sooooooooo stacked back in those days. If they raked, i drafted them. I think I got Bonds in the 2nd round the year he set the record. The walls alone won OBP for me every week. Sigh….bring back the juice!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I never was in a league with someone who didn’t draft one of them on principle… I remember owning Sosa in 98 tho and it was glorious

  157. Matt says:
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    Hey Grey

    How would you rank these guys ROS :

    DeSclafani
    Gausman
    Skaggs

    Thanks !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  158. William Hung says:
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    Wooo Senzel!!!! Double Dong already!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy!

      • William Hung says:
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        Needed this in the worst way with Travis Shaw doing his best Chris Davis impression

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  159. Lucky Dog says:
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    Also super mad I missed Senzel by 5 mins as a fA pickup. Kid is en fuego.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  160. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Smoke a big spliff of some good Senzelmilla!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  161. Thundershoe says:
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    Hey Grey,

    A. How would you rank Muncy, Chavis, and Peraza?

    B. Are we holding tight with Lucchesi? Would you take someone like P. Lopez over him at the moment?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. You did B. I am holding Lucchesi

  162. Jason says:
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    I’m in a 10 team mixed yahoo H2H redraft league. Marcus Stroman, Collin McHugh, and Eduardo Rodriguez. Should I consider picking one of them up? If so, who should I drop? Thanks!

    My team:

    C : Jorge Al?faro (C)?
    1B: Pete Alonso (1B)
    2B: Jonathan Villar (2B, SS)?
    3B: Nolan Aren?ado?
    SS: Javier Baez(2B, 3B, SS)
    OF: Trey Mancini (1B, OF)?
    OF: Rhys Hoskins (1B, OF)
    OF: Hunter Dozier (1B, 3B)
    UTIL: Domingo Santana (?OF)
    Bench: Matt Carpenter (1B, 2B, 3B)
    Bench: Franmil Reyes (OF)
    DL: Giancarlo Stanton (OF)
    DL: Austin Meadows (OF)

    STARTING PITCHERS:
    Mike Soroka
    Joe Musgrove
    Chris Paddack
    Tyler Glasnow
    Caleb Smith
    Mike Folynewicz?
    Frankie Montas
    Luke Weaaver

    DL: James Paxton (SP)
    DL: Jameson Talilion (SP)

    CLOSERS:
    Felipe Vazquez?
    Wade Davis??
    Ken Giles?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      EdRod over Folty

  163. The Great Knoche says:
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    Pomeranz was better when he pitched half his games in Coors

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  164. Perfect Game says:
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    10-team shallow standard roto using QS instead of wins for SP.

    C Ramos
    1B/OF Hoskins
    2B Albies
    3B Vald
    SS Story
    OF Yelich, Acuna, Harper
    UTIL E. Rosario
    UTIL Mondesi
    BENCH 2B/3B Chavis

    SP Carrasco, Cole, Marquez, Buehler, Flaherty, Weaver, Clev (IL).

    Rest are 3 closers.

    Two trade proposals received for Vlad from different owners – Wheeler and Corbin.

    Do you take either for Vlad and move Chavis to 3B or say no gracias?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take either for Vlad if you need pitching but it doesn’t appear like you do

      • Perfect Game says:
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        QS are an issue. Flaherty and Buehler don’t go as deep into games. I’m in first overall and 6th out of 10 in the category, though the leader in the QS category is only 6 ahead. Because it’s a shallow league, it could be a difference maker to get all you can as long as I don’t lose anything on offense in this deal. Also, I could pick up E. Escobar to play 3B too.

        Wheeler’s peripherals are better than Corbin’s in more categories – FIP 3.12 v. 3.60, HR/9 0.63 v. 1.24, FB % 29.1% v. 40% (Corbin’s FB rate is up from 27% last year), Hard Hit % 27.4% v. 34.5%, GB% 49.6% v. 43.5%. Kind of liking Wheeler more.

        What do yo think after a little context? Trade Vlad?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You don’t need another top pitcher

  165. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. need to start one of these guys. who you likin (SON likes VV, but he has me a little nervous).

    Porcello – vs sea
    Gibson – @ tor
    VV – @ stl, @ kc

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

  166. Jean Genie says:
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    My Paddack, Tyler O’Neill, and a couple decent prospects (top 150ish) for Jose Ramirez in a 30 team deep dynasty league? I don’t know whether to jump on it or stay the eff away from Ramirez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ram

  167. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Senzel, man. Glad I pushed hard to get him in our NFBC league. The kid is special.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He looks awesome

  168. Tristan says:
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    Would you trade Greinke for Lindor?

    Would leave me with:

    C Grandal
    1B/OF Freeman
    2B Wong
    3B Chapman
    SS Lindor
    OF Hoskins, Benintendi, Haniger
    UTIL Reyes
    UTIL Verdugo
    BENCH Simmons, Shaw
    DL: Turner, Meadows, Dickerson

    SP Strausburg, Musgrove, Fried, Strahm, DeSclafani, E. Rodriguez.
    RP Hicks, Iglesias, Kelley, Buttrey

    Thanks in advance!!!

    • Tristan says:
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      12 team H2H, sorry!

    • Tristan says:
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      12 team H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  169. Jedi says:
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    Grey,

    1. H Dozier or the white Walker?

    2. Stream Caleb Smith (3 W, 45 K, 2.00 ERA in 36.0 IP) @ the Cubs tomorrow or too risky?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Walker 2. Start him everywhere until further notice

  170. peacecoast says:
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    so raimel is at home all week but facing a ton of lefties. think he plays at all?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think he sits vs. lefties

  171. Mo with the gimpy leg says:
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    12tm H2H Would you trade P.Alonso for Merrifield if you had plenty power and needed avg and sb’s?

    • William Hung says:
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      Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  172. Cohen says:
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    Grey, would u stream McCugh and Peacock at vs KC at home?
    Neither has looked great lately but SON loves both. If u had to pick one which would it be or no on both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start McHugh

  173. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey,

    Yandi or Franco ROS?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yandy

  174. rhodyballer says:
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    Gausman, Lucchesi, Perez, Matz – please rank ROS 5×5 roto (12-team)

    Also Franmil, Ender, G.Polanco, Joc – pick 2.

    Thanks dude!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez, Lucchesi, depends on Matz’s health tho

      Franmil, Ender

  175. Ceasar says:
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    Trade Pham for Ryu and Hand in a 14-team 5×5 roto dynasty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  176. fausto

    fausto says:
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    cut m.franco in an 11tm?
    3b – a.rendon
    CI – h.dozier
    BN – jo.martinez

    a.rosario or schoop?

    i L’ed OL at “…to the person new to thinking…”

    appreciate you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, sure Amed

  177. Steve says:
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    1. Better MI hold: C Tucker or C Kieboom?

    2. I want to drop one of them for Mize (hoping for a call up in the next couple of weeks). Good idea or drop someone else from my pitching staff?

    14T k/9, QS

    Rest of pitching staff:

    Bauer
    Thor
    Glasnow
    Fried
    Lucchesi
    Soroka
    RP: Hader, Leclerc, Colome, Givens
    IL: Martinez

    3. You holding CMart or giving up now that he’s a RP?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Tucker 2. Sounds fine

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3. Drop C-Mart

    • Steve says:
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      Add Chirinos to SP staff

  178. Michael DePinto says:
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    My favorite part of the Matz injury is that not only has he felt pain in his forearm for over two weeks but they actually used him to pinch hit on Saturday night after he pitched on Friday night. Then the MRI confirmed a nerve issue and the Mets say he will only miss 1 start. How in the world is that possible?!?

    Mets being Mets I guess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s so ridiculous

  179. Jon Snow says:
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    Im in a 16 man league and currently in third. I desperately need QS and WINS.
    Who would you pick up as a 5th starter out these pitchers ROS?

    Weaver, Chacin, Odorizzi, Perez, DeSclafani

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weaver

  180. Fb says:
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    We still being patient with Cole tucker or with e-rod, tapia sitting on the waivers is it time to move on ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  181. Weird Fishes says:
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    Drop Alex Reyes for Gallen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  182. The Other JC says:
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    which one RP would you trade AWAY….Braiser, Neris, Parker or Strop. This is a h2h league so more about long term value in saves, whip, era. I have a chance to get Villar for a RP and McNeil, A Jones or Myers. So definitely
    Taking it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of them… Neris 1st

      • The Other JC says:
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        Curious. Neris based on talent or Phillies philosophy or? Thought it might be Strop. Maybe Morrow is done?

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You want to know which closer to trade away, so trade away the worst one, which is Neris

          • The Other JC says:
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            Thanks. I was not trying to challenge …. more about understanding since Neris seems to be more highly rated. I appreciate the guidance.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t trust Kapler with Neris

  183. crimedog says:
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    I dropped Chavis last week and decided to keep Odor, starting to regret that decision.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully it works out

  184. Ralphy says:
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    Trade Shane Greene and Mazara for Blackmon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Ralphy says:
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        Good! Thanks Grey for all your help!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  185. toolshed says:
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    Would you trade Corey Seager for soroka in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  186. JP says:
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    Trade Jose Ramirez/Thor for Judge/Shaw?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  187. Db says:
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    Mikolas vs Phillies. St Louis not a fun place to live right now a lot of crime. You starting him? Mikolas favored by Vegas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wouldn’t trust him but I’d look at SON

      • Db says:
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        If mikolas bombs drop him for e-rod?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I would’ve done it already

          • The Other JC says:
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            Hmmmm

  188. DonnieB says:
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    Would you drop Laureano for Ender?

    Could Senzel be better than Vlad or Eloy this year? 2 HRs today!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Ender

      Could be

  189. Db says:
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    Shane Greene and Jose Martinez for Blackmon

    I have Kelley, Alvarado, brasier

    And Betts, reddick, Soler in the of with j upton on dL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon

  190. Db says:
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    Blackmon or Dahl?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

  191. DonnieB says:
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    Peraza or Odor ROS? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Odor

  192. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – Brian Dozier was just dropped in my weekly 12 teamer. How much FAAB (our of $100) would you bid on him if your current MI guys are one of Cole Tucker / La Stella / schmotato on wire?

    No zero dollar bids, so would rather have someone I can plug at MI and use rest of faab for streaming…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blech, I don’t know, maybe a $1

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Blech indeed!

  193. Launch Angle says:
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    Vlad or Moose in a standard 5×5 roto (R , HR , RBI , SB, AVG)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vlad

  194. Stephen Lyon says:
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    So my Bauer gives up a 2-run homer to my Moncada and then strikes out the next three batters. Kinda conflicted.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m full-on conflicted

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        I’m not sure if Moncada’s goodness is enough to balance out Bauer’s badness.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s not for me

          • Stephen Lyon says:
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            Yeah, I’m just annoyed now.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You enjoyed Moncada too much!

  195. Long Bawls says:
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    It’s Shohei…at the Ohtani…the hottest batclub north of Havani….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  196. Yeta says:
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    Start Diego Castillo or kelley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castillo

  197. DonnieB says:
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    In a 12 team roto league and Matt Barnes is a FA. My pitching is Bauer,Buehler,Corbin,ERod,Soroka,R Osuna,Giles,Weaver,Strahm, and Lucchesi. Barnes seems like a RH Hader. Would you drop any of those guys for him or hold? Could also drop Peraza.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Peraza

  198. Db says:
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    Start Diego Castillo or shawn kelley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castillo

  199. William Hung says:
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    Treinen appears to be OK – avoiding the IL and his exams didn’t reveal anything bad

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh well

  200. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Saw an earlier note about Hunter Dozier over Domingo Santana…in keeper leagues, is Hunter way over Domingo…ie would you trade a slightly cheaper Domingo with a back end pitcher for Hunter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, not way over in keeper leagues, might be under Domingo

  201. The Great Knoche says:
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    How good would your catchers be right now in 2 catcher leagues if you just drafted Garver and Castro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, so frustrating

  202. fleeced says:
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    Can you please rank Olson (apparently coming back tomorrow), McNeil, Hosmer, Winker.

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olson, Winker, Hosmer

  203. Eric W says:
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    In college my biggest fantasy was 2 girls at the same time, now all I want is to check my nl only league to see T. Shaw got to second base.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, and Shaw hasn’t done anything

  204. Steve says:
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    Bauer outage.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  205. Cohen says:
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    Martin Perez looking good again
    Please rank Paddock,Perez , Minor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  206. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Merrill Keely is killing me. 7 ER in 4 innings. My choices are:

    Rich Hill
    Cal Quantrill
    Antonio Senzatela

    Choose one of the three or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

  207. Scooterboy says:
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    Would you drop Shaw to pick up Dietrich? Thanks !!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  208. krazyivan says:
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    Entire team except Chavis and Merrifield are awful.

    O-5 so there is no use riding it out any more. Time to blow it up and try over.

    Want to trade:
    Goldschmidt
    Bogaerts
    Conforto
    Puig
    Donaldson
    K. Davis
    Possibly Dahl (way over estimated his skill)

    Might hold onto Jorge Polanco, Chavis and Merrifield. I have Joc Pederson on the bench, because that’s what he plays for his MLB team as well. I will probably just drop him since him anyhow.

    Anyways, it really seemed like a decent team and I thought some of these guys would pick up while some of them sputtered, but they all suck. Thankfully I’m using the SON and only getting it shoved in my face on all the offensive categories.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Let’s blow it up!

  209. William Hung says:
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    Stop the presses on those “Drop Shaw” queries! He got a hit!!! The slump will now end!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so!

      • Crazy J says:
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        More like DUMP than SLUMP, am I right??

  210. Andrew Mellars says:
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    H2H category league…..would you drop Darvish and add any of these guys for ROS?….Loasiga, Canning, Turnbull, L Weaver, A Sanchez, Kikuchi, Woodruff, Porcello, Julio Urias(speculative), Keuchel, J.A. Happ or Pablo Lopez? Thank you so much

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weaver

  211. William Hung says:
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    Remember the year Cliff Lee broke out? This run by Martin Perez is reminding me of that – Cliff Lee had a 6+ ERA in 2007, and Martin Perez had a 6+ ERA last year… hopefully he continues this incredible stretch this season!

  212. Db says:
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    Mikolas with a 4K 6 inning game with low whip
    You starting him at home vs pirates? Or stream the spot

    He get @texas after

  213. Andrew Mellars says:
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    Please ranke em ROS in a H2H category league…..Devers, Gallo, Senzel and D Murphy

    Thanks

  214. Let’s Play Two says:
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    Do I want Buehler or L. Castillo ROS in a quality start league?

  215. TarmanGotHim says:
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    2 questions

    12 Team H2H

    My team is stacked but I’m having a tough time thus far with my opponents getting hot the week I go against them. Serious bad luck. I am in 9th 11.5 behind first. 26 weeks, not concerned, but I feel like I need to do something here.

    R HR RBI SB OBP
    W K ERA WHIP S

    I was offered my Robles for his Domingo German

    C – Ramos
    1B – Bellinger
    2B – Mondesi
    3B – Andujar
    SS – Baez
    OF – Acuna Jr
    OF – Benintendi
    OF – Robles
    UTIL – Domingo Santana
    UTIL – Clint Frazier
    B – Vogelbach
    DL – Tatis

    SP – Wheeler
    SP – Caleb Smith
    SP – Luchessi
    SP – Eduardo Rodriguez
    SP – Kikuchi
    SP – Bieber
    SP – Musgrove
    SP – Montas
    DL – Clevinger
    NA – Whitley
    RP – Will Smith
    RP – Holland
    RP – LeClerc
    Ro – Robles

    Should I pull the trigger? I don’t think I’m going to but doesn’t hurt to ask.

    Also,

    Would you NA Whitley or Hiura?

    1 last q actually, time to Drop Shaw? I have Chavis starting in my keeper and Shaw just struck out with no outs and bases loaded. Pretty much had it with him.

    Thanks!

  216. jason batteiger says:
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    16 team h2h with hits, OBP over AVG, OPS, total bases, XBH, steals % added for hitters. gotta drop 2 for bellinger + otani, r.nunez is clearly one of them. who’s the other:
    C vazquez
    1B murphy (2B)
    2B schoop a doop (SS)
    SS j.polanco
    3B mostsuckass (2B)
    MI howie (2B/3B)
    CI cron (1B)
    LF yelich (all OF)
    CF harper (RF)
    RF dr castellanos
    OF kiermaier (CF)
    util (2) tapia (LF), k.calhoun (RF)
    BN bellinger (1B/RF/CF), red dick (CF/RF)
    DL (infinite, but no stashing from FA): soto (LF), meadows (all OF), otani (DH)
    7 day TRON doesn’t like red dick the most

  217. Crazy J says:
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    Hmmm, start Mikolas sit Bauer… I got it all wrong

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      pretty sure everybody got that one wrong, or at BEST they started both.

  218. Lucky Dog says:
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    The Bryant Sell Reverse Jinx!!!!!!

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      YES!!!

  219. Stephen Lyon says:
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    The SON has Freddy P at 16 bucks tomorrow v WAS. Is there a screw loose somewhere? You can’t start him, right?

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      yeah, i don’t know what’s going on with that one. WAS has injuries, since his FIP is trash. MIL not good park either.

  220. brett says:
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    Drop Verdugo or Tim Beckham for Chris Taylor?

    Thanks

  221. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    merry otani (hitter only this year) day tomorrow. big deal to me as i basically drafted him in pretty much any non-dynasty i’m in this year. most of them he’ll be a keeper option too. rudy’s OPS rater had him as around the 13th best hitter on a per at bat basis. that was a preseason yahoo OPS player rater stat, it’s at 24th overall per at bat now (58th overall, but we’re at the stage that indicates that the per at bat should converge fairly closer to the overall, outside of him getting off days and/or benching vs lefties; rudy’s bots don’t assuming playing time at all till a guy is already off DL, which’ll be tomorrow)

  222. iifish says:
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    Odor, Brandon Lowe, Jose Peraza ROS?

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