The last time anything this exciting came from a Reds’ DD was Kevin Mitchell in 1994 when demonstrating his barehanded catch on Morganna. Yesterday, Derek Dietrich went 3-for-4, 6 RBIs with his 15th, 16th and 17th homers. To add insult to injury, it came against the Pirates, who earlier this year he homered off of, which sparked a benches-clearing brawl because of how he was lallygagging around the bases.  For yesterday’s home runs, Dietrich would not be outdone.  For his first home run, he tagged Ric Flair and had him WOOOOOOOO around the bases. A totally legal maneuver, says in the rulebook.  For his 2nd homer, he stood on the shoulders of a bear on roller skates and skated around the bases.  Then, not to be topped, for his third home run, the PA announcer played porn music and Dietrich stopped at every base and mimed sexual acts with the Pirates infielders. So disrespectful to the game!  Ex-Marlin Dietrich has 17 homers, the entire Marlins team has 36 homers.  *lays on the floor, rolls around, laughing* If only there was an acronym for that.  If you drafted Dietrich, Bellinger and Yelich (a totally reasonable possibility), please drop by the comments so I can bathe in your glow.  As for Dietrich, reminds me of Scooter’s breakout a few years ago. Not sure if Dietrich gets to 30+ homers–Excuse me, I should say I’m not sure if he gets to 30 homers by the All-Star break.  Speaking of which, vote Derek Dietrich for the All-Star Game so he can do a three-day home trot. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jose Peraza – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer.  It was a garbage time homer, but they all count, right?  *holds hand to earbud* Being told they don’t.  Damn.  On the reals, if Votto is playing, Dietrich has to go to 2nd base, which leaves Peraza fighting with the much-hotter-hitting Iglesias (2-for-3, 2 runs, hitting .313).

Lucas Sims – 7 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.91.  Sims was very workmanlike, almost like he was wearing a business suit, carrying a briefcase and made by AI.  His peripherals look decent, and his minor league numbers are chef’s kiss, but this was likely a spot start.

Jordan Lyles – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.09, but left with a sore hammy.  Where did he go with an angry Puig? *intern whispers in ear* Oh, I see. Mitch Keller, who was optioned down, might flip a U-ey.

Kevin Newman – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer, a grand slam. Was off a gassed Sims, but I do own Newman in one NL-Only league.  No, not for the Seinfeld jokes.  He’s more of a speed play.

Odubel Herrera – Arrested for domestic violence.  Sayonerrera. I dropped ODB in two leagues, and grabbed Scott Kingery (0-for-3, hitting .339) where I could. Not sure if Herrera will return in a random eight days like Urias or if he’ll actually be suspended, but Kingery’s been better anyway, and it’s worth it to see if he catches on.

Nick Pivetta – 5 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 7.71, as he was recalled.  Weird start for Pivetta. Usually he’s a dumpster fire or a dumpster inferno.  He was merely a burning garbage can with homeless people warming their hands.  Pivetta’s in the Never Again bin for me, or until he rattles off actually decent results in the majors.

Cesar Hernandez – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .303, and his 2nd homer in three games.  Between a cyclops and a schmotato with Cesar, so not sure yet if I want a piece-a-piece of Little Cesar.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-4 and his 11th homer, hitting .268. Au Shizz!

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs, and his 15th homer, hitting .231.  Had no idea how poorly he was doing, outside of power.  Average can still change in a hurry with a hot streak, but, damn, he’s usually around a .280 hitter. Good news is his BABIP is crazy low, his Ks are down, and walks are up, so he should come around. OZUNA like to hear this.

Lucas Giolito – 8 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.85.  Afraid once I take off the water wings and jump fully into Giolito a tidal wave is going to knock me under, but there’s nothing I’m seeing with Giolito to be unduly worried about.

Avisail Garcia – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .284.  This was an inside-the-park home run that went about 260 feet. Grichuk misplayed it because he was distracted by how long it was taking Dietrich to run around the bases on his homers in a different game.  Shame.

Austin Meadows – 2-for-4 and his 12th homer, hitting .356.  This was only Meadows’s 2nd start batting third.  Which is an answer to, “Isn’t Kevin Cash a great manager?”

Michael Pineda – Hit the IL with “Damn, he looks like he’s in tip-top shape…Wait a second, I’m looking at a picture of him from four years ago. Holy crap, he’s gained a lot of weight. You’d think Pineda could lose some of that filling every time a team hits him hard.”

Devin Smeltzer – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks in his 1st major league start.  Sweet anecdote alert! Approximately 13 years ago, Smeltzer was a Make-A-Wish kid with cancer, and the Twins broadcast showed him as a child playing catch with Chase Utley.  Then, last year, Smeltzer was teammates with Utley in the Dodgers organization (I’m late to the party on this).  Not usually moved by stuff like that, but…Grey’s a big softie!  Any hoo!  Was impressed by his start, as in I can’t believe the Brewers didn’t rock him. He is the stereotypical Twins starter of yesteryear in the mold of Brad Radke. A whole lot of 90 MPH junk.

Blake Parker – 1 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 1.96, as he entered a 5-0 game in the 8th. Interesting use of their closer.  Twins are now bringing in Parker to make save opportunties.

Keston Hiura – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Ya know what’s almost as bad as the Rockies’ treatment of rookies?  Playing them, but hitting them 8th.  Brewers lineup isn’t bad, but there’s at least three guys Hiura could hit above.

Zach Davies – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.19.  Mean’s while, I’m over here ghost-riding the WHIP with Wheeler.

Zach Plesac – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks as he was called up while Josh Smith was sent down.  Captain Josh Smith had no business being with the Indians.  Podcaster Ralph and I talked about Plesac on this week’s podcast and how Dan Plesac held his baby batter longer than most.  Ralph opened my eyes a little to Plesac’s solid command, but I fear the reaper, besides contrary advice.

Jose Ramirez – 2-for-3 and two steals (13, 14), hitting .204. Didn’t see the hits, so they don’t count.  Kidding, nah, it’s actually a good sign he hit two singles, rather than trying to knock everything out of the park.  For him to turn around his season, this is what you want to see.  Massive amounts of singles like he’s at The Cheetah’s lunch buffet.

David Price – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.83.  Totally jinxing myself right now, but in a league where I own Price, I have a 3.31 ERA, powered by him, Corbin, Paddack, Wheeler and Caleb Smith.

Ryan Brasier – 0 IP, 3 ER, and the blown save, ERA at 3.97.  Beaten this horse before but it so hilarious to me that Alex Cora kept saying all winter he knew who his closer would be. We’re almost to June and it doesn’t seem like he has a fudgin’ clue.

Addison Russell – 1-for-2 and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, hitting .298.  Yes, he’s a POS, but could also be a hot schmotato.

David Bote – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer.  As someone who owns Bote in one league — I’m on a Bote! — he hasn’t done much, but a two-homer game goes a long way to the start of a schmotato run.  Only issue is Bryant was taking grounders at third yesterday, presumably to get Jason Heyward (2-for-5, 8th homer) and Kyle Schwarber (1-for-4, 9th homer) into the lineup.

Ben Zobrist – May not return this season, due to ongoing divorce proceedings.  Yo, dude, get a divorce attorney. They’ll handle it for you. Can’t find one? They’re listed on every park bench. As someone who has mentally divorced his wife dozens of times, this is crazy.  Nobody gonna steal my happiness!  Watch some Oprah reruns and get back with your team!

Jon Lester – 5 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.59, and his third straight gnarly start.  He was on my bench yesterday, because it was a hideous matchup, but he’s getting one more shot in his next start, which the Streamonator is a little meh on.

Alex Bregman – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 16th and 17th homer.  We were worried about him in the preseason, but that was before we knew baseballs would be pumped with helium, causing a worldwide shortage and closing Party City locations.

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs, and his 20th homer, hitting .382.  I saw two runs were scored off of Matz, and, without looking, I thought to myself, well, at least I own Bellinger in a few leagues.

Steven Matz – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.55.  I could’ve been confused for Dodgers fan yesterday, because I turned blue from holding my breath. I will now exhale.

Amed Rosario – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 5th steal, hitting .262, as he hit leadoff.  I’ve been saying for two years that Amed should steal 30 bags and hit leadoff. Maybe it will now materialize for Amed on a prayer, he’ll take us there.

Eduardo Escobar – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .290.  This Escobar doesn’t blow!

Mallex Smith – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs as he hit leadoff.  Take the R out of boring for boing!  As the inventor of flypaper said, huge if it sticks.

Ronald Guzman – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Guzman was my “crazy deep sleeper who no one is drafting” pick to hit 30 homers.  Could’ve named nearly everyone else and had a better shot, but Guzman does appear to be getting hotter.

Nomar Mazara – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Fun fact!  His dad loved Razor Ramon so much Nomar’s name is a tribute.

Ramon Laureano – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .250.  Fun fact!  Ramon’s dad was a Nomar Garciaparra fan and Ramon’s name is a tribute.

Marcus Semien – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .265.  Semien saw his opponent, the Angels, and thought, “An Angel on the streets, Semien on the sheets!”

Trea Turner – 3-for-4 and his 7th steal as he was activated from the IL–Wait, I’m being told it only feels that way.

Austin Riley – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .365. Could someone play Riley highlights for Eloy? Call ’em something cutesy like Rile-lights. Pretty please.

Howie Kendrick – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .320. Between La Stella, Dietrich and Kendrick, it was a good year to punt 2nd base. You did punt 2B and grabbed Joey Wendle? *insert Michael Scott grimace GIF*

Jorge Alfaro – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .259.  I have the ability to search and tabulate all the comments asking about dropping Alfaro. I won’t, because that’s almost as crazy as asking me to drop Alfaro, who I stan like most stan Posey.

Harold Ramirez – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .413 and hitting, like, .999 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Garrett Cooper – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 3rd homer this week.  All aboard the Marlins’ train!  Next stop:  Explaining to people who these guys are that you own on your fantasy team.

Trevor Richards – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.82.  Taking a page out of J.D. Davis’s book, he should call himself T.R. Richards.  Streamonator loved this start, and is less enthused about his next, but I could see starting him.

Eric Hosmer – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .298.  Inner monologue, “Don’t focus on the fact that he has five more homers than David Dahl.”  Shut up, Inner Monologue!  Let’s go Dahl!

Eric Lauer – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.45.  They are so unrelated, so why does my brain worry more about Paddack’s start now that Strahm and Lauer pitched well in Yankees Stadium?

Gary Sanchez – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer. Having such a great year.  Dot dot dot. That is only barely surpassed by Derek Dietrich.

Matt Boyd – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.85.  Here’s one for you Elliot Smith fans out there with an Either/Or:  Boyd or Frankie Montas?  Trick question.  Answer is both, and they’ve been remarkably similar. Push comes to shove in a melee, going with Boyd, and not just because Montas had his first rough outing last night. I mean, he was up against La Stelllllllllla!

Niko Goodrum – 1-for-5 and his 4th homer.  Goodrum led to a sweet batty call for me, just as it was intended. Know how I decided on him yesterday when I had to fill in for Kris Bryant? I went to look at who was available that was facing Orioles pitching.  Strategy!

D.J. Stewart – 3-for-4 and his 1st steal, as he was called up.  Yo, D.J., pump this party! Yo, D.J., pump this party! Yo, D.J., pump this party! Yo, D.J., pump this party! Yo, D.J., pump this party! Why waste your time when you know you’re gonna be mine why waste your time when you know you’re gonna be mine why waste your time when you know you’re gonna be mine if you’re able to live up to the projections set out in the Prospectonator oh man they’re tasty! I’m gonna get you yes I am! I’m gonna get you baby! I’m gonna get you yes I am! He has power and speed. Da da da a doo da da da! Da da da a doo da da da! Da da da a doo da da da! Be crazy for the Orioles not to play him. I’m gonna get you yes I am! I’m gonna get you baby! I’m gonna get you yes I am! Yo, D.J., pump this party!

  1. Member Berries says:
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    Any chance you see Dylan Bundy throw? Curious on your thoughts as he’s been pretty pretty good in May.

    You gave us GCole as a buy low target based on his numbers, any bats we should target as buy low candidates?

    Glad i listened on Giolito, he has been solid.

    • Brian Zeller says:
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      I did watch the game last night. Bundy’s slider was on and he was hitting his spots.

    • Cram It says:
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      Almost any top 50 hitter that isn’t performing as such….Machado, Soto, Beninetendi, Seager

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Vlad and Eloy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I make it a point of turning away when the Orioles pitching are on

      Those are solid buy low names below, we also have a Buy/Sell tool (free) https://razzball.com/buysell/

      • William Hung says:
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        wow Jo-Ram ROS is $30… that makes him a strong buy?

        • Cram It says:
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          I’d say he’s a strong buy. He’s batting .200 and doing about as crappy as any hitter in baseball.

  2. Yes says:
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    Good work

    Excellent effort

    *Claps*

    I love lamp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  3. Vash says:
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    Luplow is one of the fastest players, yet does not steal.
    Drury started SS last night.

    Anyway, rank ROS for h2h?

    Cooper, Luplow, Tellez, Bote, Drury?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Cooper, Luplow, Tellez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooper, Bote, but who knows after Cooper

  4. What's a Drexl says:
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    the ODB thing isn’t quite the same as the urias thing, ODB has actually been charged in the actual legal system and there is actual signs of him having abused his woman. expect him gone for a bit. this is good for franco as well (him and ODB were losing playing time to kingery anyway, but of course n.williams got the extra bump just yesterday)

    • knucks says:
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      If only Roman Quinn could stay healthy…

      • What's a Drexl says:
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        yeah.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  5. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Magnificent report, magnificence!

    a. Started Dietrich. True stories ensue.

    1. Thank you for not mentioning his 1/6 HR from Monday.
    2. Had him in the queue to be dropped to add Vogelbach, who came off the wire today.
    3. Fortunately, I removed that pending claim in time not to lose Dietrich.

    b. Start Paxton tonight at home versus SD (Paddack)? He’ll be on a pitch count I am told of 65-70 pitches. I am currently at 334 1/3 IP so on pace for about 1200 by season’s end. Am leaning no. You?

    c. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for May 29

    Hold That Ghost is a 1941 film about two service station attendants who are left as the sole beneficiaries in a gangster’s will, and are sidetracked when they are stranded in a haunted house along with several other strangers.

    Ferdie (Costello): Somebody blew out my candle!

    Chuck (Abbott): That was the wind.

    Ferdie (Costello): Since when does the wind eat garlic?

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Nice!

      B. Meh, he might only go 4-5 IP

      C. Great movie!

  6. mUshi says:
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    Hi. In a dynasty league, would you trade soto/j. Hicks for benintendi/nola?

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want the Soto side, it’s fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi side, but fair

  7. DonnieB says:
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    I have Didi on IL and Odor as my DH with Kingery and LeClerc as my only 2 allowed reserves. It’s a 12 team roto keeper. When Didi gets back who is my first drop? Should Schwarber and Matt Barnes replace the other two. Or how about throwing Kyle Tucker or Alex Reyes as a stash. Thanks all.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Tucker probably needs to be owned in a keeper, I’d lose LeClerc for him and then Kingery for Didi when the time comes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  8. Murph says:
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    Stop me from rosterbating!
    1 Oscar Mercado or Mallex Smith for steals? (I keep going back and forth)
    2 Which side on the trade: Blake Snell or Joey Gallo?
    3 Blake Snell or Michael Brantley?
    4 Maeda or Yonny Chirinos ROS?
    thanks all

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Bait away.
      1. Mallex
      2. Needs based, Gallo
      3. Snell
      4. Coin flip, Maeda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  9. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Got offered B. Hand and M. Olson for D. German and J. Alvarado. I could use some depth at 1B and like Hand over Alvarado. My other SP’s are Paddack, Strahm, C.Smith, R.Ray, Z. Wheeler and Heaney so I am ok there. My other RP’s are Nightmare F. Vasquez, and Neris. What do you guys think?

    • Snacks Zillion says:
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      Also have W. Davis at rp- I am thinking about not accepting the trade but want to see what you guys say.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold but it’s fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Olson side

  10. Jesse LIBROT says:
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    HAHAHA on Alfaro. He was my guy until Vazquez started catching fire. Now I go back and forth between them. Who’s better ROS?

    • Jesse Librot says:
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      OBP League, counting R, HR, RBI, SB, OBP

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Alfaro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  11. JakeTPE says:
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    Hey Grey, DT, my Razzball dudes,

    What is up?

    1) please rank Olson, H Dozier, J Bell (OBP if you need a tiebreaker)

    2) Caleb Smith or (great breakdown on the pod, Grey!) Frank Montas? (QS not W)

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Hey Jake,

      1) Bell, Dozier, Olson
      2) Montas for me but coin flip really

      • JakeTPE says:
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        Thanks DT! Was hoping the order would be that.

        I just moved Olson for Montas and in a separate move Smith for Bell.

        This team has been struggling mightily so if nothing else hopefully the injection of some new blood will help….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whazzzzzup (is that a thing still?)

      1. Agree with DT
      2. Caleb

  12. Alex says:
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    Dietrich or Domingo Santana ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’ll take Domingo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  13. Vash says:
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    I benched Eric Lauer and said to myself this morning, “well, that really happened.”

    Thor better pitch well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  14. Fanciful Basesball says:
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    Giolito had me Cathy “ack!”ing with those 3 ERs coming in the first inning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  15. J-Rod says:
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    Hey, Grey…worth it to trade Gleyber/Oscar Mercado for Trea Turner, or will Mercado get me enough SB going forward? Currently sitting 1st in AVG, 1st in SLG, 2nd in HR, 1st in RBI, 2nd in R, and 9th in SB. Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Trea side, not close

      • J-Rod says:
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        Good looks. Just wanted to confirm… ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • J-Rod says:
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        Thanks, man… ?

        • J-Rod says:
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          Nevermind the question marks, fellas. lol #emojifail

  16. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    Start or bench bieber @BOS in a 12 team roto coming off his back to back double digits K games?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’m starting him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  17. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    ***bulk alert***

    Rangers with another opener tonight, Smyly to get the bulk following Leclerc.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  18. Andrew Mellars says:
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    ROS DeJong or Senzel? Also, which of these turds(if any)do you think has the most potential to have decent value the rest of the way? Quintana, Mikolas, Darvish, Lyles, Archer, Musgrove, or Porcello? Thanks Grey

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Senzel.
      Darvish, Quintana, Musgrove.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Senze

      Quintana, Musgrove, Darvish

  19. Sandman says:
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    Morning Grey!

    Great write up.

    Are we dropping any of: Olson, Ohtani, Franmil for Dietrich? I’m most concerned about their ROS value as I’m in first place and dominating. Thank you!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Looking to ROS I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  20. Thundergunn says:
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    Piece of Piece of Little Cesar..HA!
    Have you tried the Italian style Breadsticks at Little Cesar’s? It’s worth the Diarrhea..Anypoo..would you grab DJ or Harold?

    Thanks!

    • Thundergunn says:
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      Mallex avail too…

      • Thundergunn says:
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        ..And would you drop Mercado or Clint Frazier for any of the above…I’m annoyed with myself for not getting this all in the original post..sorry

      • Thefrazzle says:
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        Thoughts on Harper moving forward? I have two offers: 1)Bauer and Berrios for Harper 2) Bauer and Robbie Ray for Harper.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go Mallex over Mercado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Will try now!

      Mallex lose Mercado

  21. bugs4000 says:
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    Little Dietrich needs to fly!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Let the boy roam!

      • bugs4000 says:
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        Werner Herzog approves of roaming!

  22. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Hold Luke Weaver for awhile or move on?

    • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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      Actually someone just dropped mike soroka

      Carlos correa just went down as well…damn

      who would you drop for soroka,. is kikuchi last outing an anomoly ? I’m thinking weaver for soraka then watch the news.

      beiber, flaherty, kikuchi, frankie montas, david price

      reserve: luke weaver, kimbrel

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Weaver for Soroka.
      Hopefully for Kikuchi, he didn’t look good.

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        Thanks DT.

        I saw a news conference they tried to say soroka was tipping his pitches. I hope thats it.

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          No problem.

          I take it you mean Kikuchi? It would make sense. His breaking stuff hadn’t been hit like that before…

          • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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            Yes Kikuchi……could be he was so good up to that point

            or it could be the LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood curse as soon as i pick them up they head to the DL

            • Donkey Teeth

              Donkey Teeth says:
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              Please drop him

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Tipping, huh? Interesting

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  23. Teacher Man says:
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    Yo, Grey.

    In my ten team, HH, OBP, K’s league, a buddy really wants Merrifield. Do we think Jose Ramirez is going to find his dong via his stroke? Sorry: am I a lunatic for wanting to see if the trade works, and for still believing Ramirez will be the better fantasy asset overall?

    Cheers,

    TM

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Jose Ramirez over Whit

      • Teacher Man says:
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        Thanks, DT.

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d hold

  24. FantasyLand says:
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    Grey,

    A. Is there much of a difference between Ozuna and Harper? I see Ozuna hitting for power even with bad luck BABIP, whilst Harper’s numbers are throwing bad signs.

    B. Would you trade Harper for Ozuna? (receive Ozuna)

    C. Would you trade Harper + Moncada + Glasnow + Fried for Ozuna + Gerrit Cole?

    D. B and C are questions for a keeper league ROTO.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      A/B. Maybe not much difference but I still trust Harper more ROS
      C. Sure, that’s fair if you need the ace

      • FantasyLand says:
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        Rest of the rotation is Verlander, Giolito, Buehler, Fried, Soroka, Strahm. Glasnow and Clevinger IL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Prolly not B. Meh C. Works for me

  25. Hi Guys,

    Carlos Santana, Olson, Dahl, or Vogelbach?
    Yordan Alvarez, Dahl or Mallox Smith

    We play 3 OF’s- my other guys are Springer, Bryant, Meadows, Puig, (Have Upton on IL)
    Thanks for the great work ! Very funny and informative!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Dahl for me in both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Can you elaborate on what you like about Dahl? Coors of course ,decent power last year for half the year. No speed, good average. Doesn’t seem to be doing much this year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s a top 20 OF when he gets going

  26. moldyforgoldy says:
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    that dj stewart write ups a thing of beauty my friend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      100% pure love

  27. Steve says:
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    10T 5×5

    1. Dietrich available, drop Domingo S or Hicks for him at UTIL?
    2. Is Barnes still the closer in Boston?
    3. Are Walden or Buttrey better options over Barnes?

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Play the hot hand, Dietrich over Hicks
      2. Think so
      3. Don’t think so

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  28. Jokic's Left Moob says:
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    Hi Grey:

    Could you rank these dudes as far as who you’d own.

    Rodgers, Biggio, Castellano, Avisail

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail, Rodgers, Biggio, Cast, depends on league tho

  29. jdred5 says:
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    I have been offered Rendon for my Woodruff. 14 team 5×5. I have a gaping hole at 3B left by Shaw, currently filled by Chavis but I can easily move him to MI and lose Rowdy Ronny Tiger. Other pitchers are Nola, Corbin, Ryu, and Matz. Pitching numbers are great but just lost Weaver so it would hurt to lose Woodruff too since the waiver wire is pretty thin. Still seems like a good deal for me, just wanted some input before accepting.
    Thanks!

    On another note, heard on the podcast that you have had a thing for Gwyneth since Shakespeare in Love. I am on the same wavelength! In fact, a friend of mine who ran a theater showed that film and knew that I liked her in it so much that he clipped a frame from one of her scenes for me! Still the only “porn” I have ever owned …

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Take Rendon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Nice on Paltrow…Nice as in sick…In the best of ways…

      Agree with DT

  30. stayinhot says:
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    Hey Grey, hope all is good.

    So if Riley is a Rilight, this makes Eloy a Loylight

    On another note, Ray in Colorado tonight, I benched him last time and he was decent, so I am benching him again. He’s not fooling anyone.

    Have a great day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! You too!

      I don’t like Ray, haven’t all year

      • William Hung says:
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        I swear if Bud Black benches Dahl…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know

  31. Blergball says:
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    8-team NL keeper. Trade offer of Soroka for my Hader. Can keep Hader two more seasons after this one, Soroka three seasons after this one. Which side?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Do you have the saves to spare? If so, Soroka…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do better

  32. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Morning brother Grey!

    SON likes Pablo Lopez (MIA) home vs. SF ($10.1) and Desclafani home vs PIT ($9).

    Safe to fade two scrub offenses on the road in a h2h points league w bonuses for W’? I also own Hendricks in the same league, but I dont think he’s a safe start vs. HOU.

    Any thoughts are much appreciated!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Pablo has been awesome at home, I’m starting him. Less confident in Desclafani but he’s not a bad option.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting both, agree with SON

  33. Bill says:
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    Would you take any of the following over Greg Polanco? I need runs

    Hiura
    Rodgers
    Kendrick
    Dyson
    Alvarez (Hou)
    Lopez (KC)
    Kingery
    Tucker (Hou)
    Urias (SD)
    Biggio
    Cron (Ari)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d try Rodgers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  34. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    1. Please rank top 3 (Bench Bat). Dietrich; Parra; Avasail; Castellanos; Domingod; Piscotty.

    2. Would you stash Kyle Tucker (instead of bench bat)? I fear limited opportunity and expect to pounce if & only if another injury.

    3. is Whitley worth a stash? Or is there another viable pitching prospect?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Domingo, Dietrich, Castellanos
      2. Depends on the league but I’m stashing
      3. I’m stashing him in a 15 teamer, expect him to right the ship sooner than later. Zac Gallen, Jesus Luzardo, Matt Manning are other options…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  35. The Other JC says:
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    Would you trade Chavis, Robles and G Polanco for Haniger and Pressley? (Holds is a cat)

    • The Other JC says:
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      Robles the RP

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, maybe if league is shallow

  36. Emaz1067 says:
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    Need pitching. Trade Freeman for G. Cole. Have P. Alonso. Thoughts? Thanks. G

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Prefer Freeman but it’s fair if you need the pitching

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  37. Cohen says:
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    Reynolds or Mercado ros?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Mercado for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  38. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Which side?

    Jose Ramirez
    Or
    Ohtani and Eflin

    Is it close? Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Ramirez, not that close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  39. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    I’ll jump into the DJ Stewart Dance Party! It feels like 1999!

    14-team OBP 5×5 roto
    2B B.Dozier, SS Kingery, MI L.Gurriel…

    Free Agents: Addison Russell, Adrianza, Iglesias, Ahmed, Bote, Hechavarria, O.Arcia, Panik, Kinsler, Newman, Ronny Rodriguez, H.Alberto, Pinder, and JP Crawford.

    Too early to give up on Lourdes for Addison??

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d try Iglesias, he’s hot

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        Top 6 FA MIs in my league Last 7 days:

        Arcia 7-19 2 2B, 2 HR, 4 R, 7 RBI .429 OBP (*1 SB)

        Hechavarria 7-25 2 2B, 3 HR, 5 R, 8 RBI, .333 OBP

        Ahmed 12-25, 1 2B, 1 HR, 5 R, 2 RBI, .518 OBP (*1 SB)

        Iglesias 11-26, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 5 R, 6 RBI, .464 OBP

        Bote 9-18 2 2B, 2 HR, 3 R, 5 RBI, .571 OBP

        Russell 7-20 0 2B, 3 HR, 4 R, 4 RBI, .409 OBP

        • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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          My guys in the last 7 days…
          Gurriel 8-17 3 2B, 3 HR, 5 R, 4 RBI, .500 OBP

          Kingery 5-19 2 2B, 0 HR, 2 R, 1 RBI, .263 OBP

          B.Dozier 5-26 2 2B, 0 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI, .241 OBP

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Or Kingery for upside

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too early, go to Addison

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        I like Addison for ROS.
        I have Kingery, also.
        Brian Dozier needs to pick it up!

        I hope Gurriel doesn’t go off again…

        Nomar’s name was his Dad’s name (Ramon) backwards so the fact about Mazara and Lourreano is cool. Of course, with you, Grey, I don’t know what to believe!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know about Nomar/ramon, was kidding

  40. Tom says:
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    Picked Bellinger in the third round of a points league (after Bregman and Freeman, with Snell kept in Round 16). CBS gave me a “D” draft grade and said: “The dubious honor of making the worst pick in the draft goes to you. You selected Cody Bellinger with the 31st pick, which we pegged as a serious reach.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHAHAHA

  41. baseballlbanter says:
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    Start Paxton at home vs. the Padres? He’s on a 65-70 pitch limit.

    My alternatives are picking up a spot start from Pab-lo at home vs. the Giants (juicy) and DeCheflani at home vs the Pirates (moist).

    What say?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Pablo for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  42. TC says:
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    DD or Piscotty ROS?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Dahl

      • TC says:
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        Apologies. I meant Derek D.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Derek

  43. TJ says:
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    Mallex or Odor as a last bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mallex

  44. baseballbanter says:
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    Start Paxton home today vs. the Padres? He’s on a 65-70 pitch limit.

    My alternatives are Pab-Lo at home vs. the Giants (juicy) or DeCheflani at home vs. the Pirates (moist).

    What say?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      If you can only start 1, I would go with whatever Streamonator says, but my leaning is Pablo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, 4-5 IP for Pax doens’t sound great

      I’d start Lopez

  45. Ron Pridgen says:
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    H2H Points with all offense only 1 point and strikeouts -.5.

    1) Top 3 – Domingo Santana, Dietrich, Franmil, Chavis, LaStella?

    2) Pete Alonso or Hunter Dozier?

    3) Top 2 – Giolito, Soroka, Caleb Smith?

    Thanks.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      1) Domnigod, Chaviss, Franmil
      2) Alonzo
      3) Gio and Soroka, but I would roster all 3 if I could

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Domingo, Chavis, Derek 2. Alonso 3. Gio, Smith

  46. toolshed says:
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    Finally a decent game from ramirez after getting g a day off on Monday. First good stat line from him in about 3 weeks. Sadly Jose peraza has more hr than him and how bad is peraza doing? And peraza doesn’t even play everyday. Of course there are 200 guys with more hr than Ramirez. Baby steps.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, but it was a good game, gotta build on it

  47. Garbage Day says:
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    Hey Grey –

    I think my other name was too offensive (or gross), so I’ll try and ask again.

    Could you rank who you’d own in a 12-team Yahoo?

    Rodgers, Biggio, Castellano, Avisail

    Thank you

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Rodgers, Castellanos, Biggio, Avisail

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above, but with 12 team info…I’d say Rodgers, Biggio — If you really need someone tho, Avisail is safest

      • Garbage Day says:
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        Thanks to you both. Yeah I’ve been holding Biggio and Rodgers but my patience is wearing thin. I keep hearing Biggio won’t be huge, and he has been slow out of the gate, and despite a decent start Rodgers is, as you’ve noted, a Rockie. Bah!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, worth holding for a few

  48. Tom says:
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    I’m sensing the Yonder Alonso experiment might be coming to a close in Chi-town, can we expect a Palka return soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so, I hitched my wagon to that SOB in so many leagues

  49. toolshed says:
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    So hiura is stuck in the 8th spot which is why he has 4 rbi to go with his 3 hr. Shaw is hitting a robust 2 for 19 (all singles) in his rehab. Even shae gets going in the minors, do you think hiura is here to stay?

    • toolshed says:
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      Even if shaw gets going and does better in the minord, do you think hiura is up to stay?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Hiura isnt getting sent back down, I dont think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see the Brewers screwing with Hiura

  50. Keeks says:
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    10 team H2H QS league- 30 inning minimum. Currently at 11 innings with pristine ERA WHIP & K/9

    Have WB, Paddack & Beiber today

    Rest of week Marquez, Flaherty & Giolito

    Throw or sit Paddack & Beiber today?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Matchups? I know Paddack has NYY, but the way the other SD pitchers have done against them I find it hard to bench Paddack.

      Who does Bieber have? I would be inclined to start him, even if he isnt great, he probably isnt messing your ratios that badly.

      • Keeks says:
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        Bieber @Bos
        Paddack @ NYY
        Flaherty v Chc
        Marquez v Tor
        Giolito v Cle

    • Keeks says:
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      Bieber @ Bos
      Paddack @ NYY

      Streamonator doesn’t love either one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Starting them all

  51. SpecialFNK says:
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    catcher Will Smith was called up by the Dodgers because Austin Barnes went on the DL.
    do you think Smith can hold the catching spot for LA even when Barnes comes back?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Depends if he hits.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not even sure he’s the Dodgers #1 catcher with Barnes on IL

  52. SheaSeraSera says:
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    Giolito looked like the best pitcher in baseball after the first inning, impressive for him to turn it around after the first three batters.

    No question here, just a statement that he will be one of the top five starters in baseball come end of year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so

  53. Tony C says:
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    Please rank Best hitter for ROS with speed in more need than power: Mercado, Pence, Braun, Or DJ Stewart?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      You did.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DJ, Mercado

  54. Tony C says:
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    Please rank Starting pitchers in a wins plus QS league: Yonny Chirinos, Trevor Richards, Mitch Keller, Alex Reyes, Turnbull and Skaggs. Thanks!

    • B the Esq. says:
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      Wasnt Turnbull just sent down? Skaggs, Keller, Yonyy, Richards, Turnbull, Reyes

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        He was sent down?

        • Tony C says:
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          Turnbull was placed on bereavement leave today

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Oh, he’ll be back any day then

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yonny, Richards

  55. JC says:
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    Pirates treating Polanco with kid gloves. Is this shoulder related? Maybe as part of a trade? Just can not figure out why he is sitting vs a right hander. . Day after night game is not an acceptable answer. Reynolds being good might be though. No one worth beans on the wire so will hold or use to stream Lucchesi on Friday I guess

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      • JC says:
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        I will take that as “hold”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  56. B the Esq. says:
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    Villar or Kettle One Marte RoS?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  57. kilkennybrian says:
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    1. GPolanco out of lineup again today. He’s seemingly sat against lefties and day after night games. Add on that he hasn’t been very good and he doesn’t look to be running at all, should we be moving on in 10 team leagues? I could stream or pick up hot bats/pitchers.

    2. Offered Tapia and DGerman for my Conforto. Adding another player do my roster doesn’t help too much, but I’m not sure how you feel about German.

    3. Pablo Lopez grading out well on the robot (10). Home vs SF. You like in a 10 team?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure, stream 2. Conforto 3. Yes

  58. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    12 TM AL only Dynasty –

    Drop Jacoby Jones (167 on AL only player rater for ROS) for DJ Stewart (567 on AL only player rater for ROS).

    if your answer is go for DJ, how closely do you follow the ROS projections on player rater, is it better to go with upside / gut feeling sometimes? In the past, i’ve followed it like the bible… but it’s caused me to drop people like Taylor Rogers and Jordan Luplow, which makes a difference in AL only leagues…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, DJ

      ROS projections look to see if a guy is playing every day, how well he’s hitting etc. If he just was called up, ROS isn’t going to know immediately he’s the new OF — look at Prospectonator’s projections for callups

      • The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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        thanks man – very helpful!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  59. Greg Funke says:
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    asking for a friend… Josh Bell or Bryce Harper – which side? ROS, Keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly Bell

      • FantasyLand says:
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        Keeper league would Harper still be the better choice or not anymore?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Huh? I said Bell, you said keeper originally

  60. James Bolger says:
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    Would you recommend adding Didi Gregorius and dropping either Hiura or Rodgers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Hiura

  61. Greg Funke says:
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    BTW – still can’t access my profile to change the display name. Get a “Sorry, you are not allowed to access this page” message. https://razzball.com/wp-admin/profile.php

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you email rudy @ razzball dot com he will get right back to you and fix

      • Greg Funke says:
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        gracias – will do

  62. Keeks says:
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    Anime Grey thinks kimbrel signs any day now.. so should I stash in a 10 team H2H league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  63. Ozzie Albie's Helmet says:
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    Taylor Trammell, Luis Robert, Jarred Kelenic for my open NA spot.

    Who you taking?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trammell

  64. William Hung says:
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    Current starting ERA is 5.51 with a 1.47 WHIP in 16 innings.

    Am I throwing Kyle Hendricks @ HOU? Also considering one of the following streamers: Griffin Canning @ OAK or Pablo Lopez v. SF?

    I’m thinking Hendricks is a good play if only to lower that WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No on Hendricks

      Stream Canning and Lopez

      • William Hung says:
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        Hendricks SONNAVABENCH!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ouch

  65. ChicksDigMyLongBalls says:
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    Held onto Christian Walker too long hoping for another hot streak- now I would just take a base hit. 5×5 roto with OBP. Main need is power due to Giancarlo. Guzman, Tellez, Cooper, Goodrum, Bruce, Pujols, McMahon. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Move on from Walker…. Cooper

  66. Twins Peaker says:
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    I’m loaded at 2B, SS, and MI. Pts league.

    Mondesi, Chavis, N. Lopez, Rodgers, Altuve, Urias. Altuve has an expiring contract while the others have at least 2 years left at $1. I’m in 8th place and probably not winning, but I have innings to spare down the stretch, and have had bad luck. Would you trade Altuve, or keep him in case I can make a run. The rest of those guys are young and could struggle (Lopez lately is) or get inconsistent playing time (Rodgers). Would you deal Altuve for Walker Beuhler ($1×2) straight up?

    How sustainable is Harold Ramirez? Or Mallex Smith? Or is he nothing more than a schmoato? Drop Tapia for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Buehler

      Harold’s BABIP is around .900, he’ll crash and burn at some point

      Smith is legit — I’d want Tapia tho

  67. Chris says:
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    Tommy Pham vs Albies in H2H for the rest of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham

  68. Splat says:
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    Trade Domingo Santana for cole hamels? 20 team thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  69. Nick says:
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    Franchy Cordero looks set for rehab assignment. Is he worth a stash in 12 team 5 OF league? He seems like a talented speed/power guy when healthy but SD has a pretty clouded outfield.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t see where he plays

  70. Dietrich & The 2 Minute HR Trot says:
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    I need a bench bat to fill in when my starters have off days or in case of injury. I like the multi position flexibility of Howie and Dietrich. Howie is delivering in 4 cats and could chip in a SB here and there. Dietrich only plays when facing a righty (only 10 AB against lefties) . I lead in R, HR, RBI, lag in AVG. Who would you take as your bench bat?

    Also, Mallex is starting to hit since he was recalled. I have a narrow lead in SB and it’s tight among 3 or 4 teams in this cat. To stash SB when needed on my bench do I hold Buxton since he provides more production or swap him for Mallex who has the potential to nab 40?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Bux for Mallex

      I’d want Howie there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice username btw

      • Dietrich & The 2 Minute HR Trot says:
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        Thanks. I admire the way Dietrich admires his HR’s even if I was the pitcher he abused. But, I would still plunk him next time up.

        Got another one for you – Ryu (injury risk) or Montas ROS? My league uses QS.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eric Plunk just sued you for trademark infringement

          Ryu

  71. Mr. G-Unit says:
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    Deep in pitching, but lacking power

    Sale for Gallo? What do you guys think?

    • Cram It says:
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      Sure

      • Mr. G-Unit says:
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        keeper league as well. not sure if that changes things

        • Cram It says:
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          No, but would helpful to know for future questions.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Gallo

  72. Keeks says:
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    If you could only stash one of Kyle Tucker or Yordan Alvarez who would it be?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

      • Keeks says:
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        Thanks G!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  73. C says:
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    12 team 6×6 OBP, who wins?

    Trout or Bellinger and Bieber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cody

  74. Bat Flip says:
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    When Mitch Garver comes of IL – Garver or Ramos for C ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garver

  75. rhodyballer says:
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    Dreaded C Question – Cwestshun?

    Pick up Barnes over T. Barnhardt or grab Will Smith in a 2c, weekly redraft roto?

    Yan Gomes is also available.

    Phegley is my 2nd C.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      Smith

  76. Jays for Days says:
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    Is Rodgers the real deal for the Rockies? I’m going to drop Whitley since I don’t think he will be up for a while, and roster Rodgers as a bench bat. Good call?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roster Rodgers

  77. waffles says:
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    whom should I bench between Profar (Canning), Eloy (Sparkman), Mazara (LedBlanc) tonight in an OPS league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eloy

  78. Five-on-One says:
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    Picked up K Cron for U, but he isn’t playing. Please pick one from this blahtastic list of alternatives:

    Belt, L Martin, C. Taylor, Marisnick, Pujols, Adames, G. Cooper, H. Ramirez, Iglesias, Bote, Laureano, Enrique Hernandez, Goodrum

    Thankyou.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooper

  79. red says:
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    hi grey , roto redraft,
    1. drop m.barnes for h.robles?
    2. plz rank the sp for ros,
    forty, lucchesi, heaney, darvish

    thx a lot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No

      2. Lucchesi, Heaney

  80. Captain Longballs says:
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    Excellent write up Grey! thanks! Question for you and the guys:

    10 team h2h points keep 25 (full roster) forever league and need to lose a bench bat

    Tatis jr, Didi, Clevinger, Glassnow, Severino all on IR, so they will all need a spot.

    Swanson, Chavis, Hiura, Mcneil – someone in that list has to go.

    McNiel (2b, 3b, LF) and Chavis (2b,3b) both help me cover 3b (Jose Ramirez – undroppable) but I also have Austin Riley (3b,LF) now.

    Hiura for the Future? Can i possibly drop Dansby with how he has been swinging? Does Chavis hit a bad skid?

    I’m in first place, and none of those guys are coming back *yet*, but i need to start to prepare a bit. If McNiel stays on the IL for a bit, it delays the issue, but would only be a delay.

    Trades are unlikely. One guy just hates me, most are basically apathetic, and I kinda have all the guys I want anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop McNeil

      • Captain Longballs says:
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        thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

        • Captain Longballs says:
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          Related question:

          Robles or Hanniger rest of this season and beyond?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Robles

  81. ctrengove says:
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    I drafted Yelich and Bellinger… and I’m about to grab Dietrich.

    Three quarters glow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad, but doesn’t don’t count

  82. Steven A says:
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    Rate and any thoughts on this trade plz…Glassnow, Altuve, skaggs and pablo lopez for trea turner and charlie morton. Thanks you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trea

  83. rafi says:
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    Hey Grey! Please rank for ROS: Turnbull, Musgrove, Sonny Gray, Skaggs, Canning. I think they’re all close value-wise – do you see meaningful diffs here?

    I have Turnbull and Musgrove and have been streaming and sometimes holding Gray and Canning but kinda want to hold them or Skaggs to prevent someone else from doing so in 14 teamer. Marquez, Flaherty, Giolito are my top 3. My ratios and k/9 have been garbage.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No meaningful diffs

      Prolly go with who you have — Musgrove, Canning, Turnbull, but close

  84. Frank says:
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    Two questions:

    Someone wants my Hunter Dozier for Mike Minor? I am lacking in pitching (JV, Paddack, Bieber, Musgrove, Lynn, and Turnbull). Fair?

    Also – someone offered me Montas for Springer which I feel inclined to decline. Agree?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier side, but fair

      Springer side

  85. McGaffer12 says:
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    looking for that special rookie blend of this year and beyond. Need to drop 2 of the following four:

    Luis Urias
    Kyle Tucker
    Willie Calhoun
    Nicky Lopez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun, Urias

      • Mcgaffer12 says:
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        Huh, you likes Lopez, huh? Wouldn’t have guessed that

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s up and playing

  86. braves uk says:
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    15 team OBP

    Give: Justin turner and Mike Clevinger
    Get: Jose Ramirez

    Too risky or sensible gamble?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sensible

  87. rhodyballer says:
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    Tucker or Tapia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia

  88. 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: Paxton, Musgrove, W. Davis, Gibson
    for HIS: Muncy, Hader, Kluber (DL)

    I think I can afford to lose Paxton (hoping Kluber ends up coming back somewhat decent). Is it close ?
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Muncy side

  89. Chud says:
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    Dynasty trade:

    I give Sale.

    I get Harper.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  90. Jo jo says:
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    Kingery or straw? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Straw?

      • Jo jo says:
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        The astros are calling this guy up to replace Correa. I’ve never heard of him either. Apparently he has plus-plus speed

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mayfield?

  91. Barry says:
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    Steals Question

    12 Team 6×6 H2H OPS Redraft 3 OF

    I currently roster Yelich, Brantley, Domingo, Puig, and K. Marte with OF eligibility.

    The rest of my bats are not droppable. Story, Suarez, Bell, Voit, Narvaez

    Verlander, Flaherty, Wheeler, Woodruff, Strahm, Musgrove, Gausman, T. Richards, Heaney

    Chapman, Doolittle, Leclerc

    Any reason to grab M. Smith or hold.

    Thanks again for your thoughts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Barry says:
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        Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  92. Lucky Dog says:
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    Encino Man or Son in Law?

    Sorry, didn’t have a fantasy question today, just didn’t wanna feel left out.

    Also tomorrow at 11 the 1st episode of Hot Ones drops. Not gonna lie – kinda nervous. If one of the Jonas Brothers says my sauce sucks, imma have to take this poster of them off of my bedroom wall. :sadface emoji:

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dude, it’s a layup for sales! They never say they suck

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Yes, but Encino Man or Son in Law? How will I ever pick a Paulie Shore movie to watch now. :(

        lol

        And that’s not true – Padma Lakshmi tried one & went “meh.” once. I’m so in love with her I would immediately commit seppuku. Jonas Brothers? Yeah, notsomuch.

        But it’s still like sending your baby out into the world. I’m a nervous papa!

        Also, someone dropped Daniel Murphy a while back in my league & I grabbed him up – seems like he’s heating up & I just can’t resist Rockies 5-hole hitters. I know you hate him. It’s a sickness. I feel like he’ll help me with ave & if I get 15 HRs by season’s end he’ll have fulfilled a purpose.

        Would you please do an Acuña sell? I desperately need the RSJ for my struggling #1 pick.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d only be worried about having enough to fill the orders!

          Acuna needs some RSJ love!

  93. Hodor says:
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    Fantasy lothario.. a penny for your thoughts. Jose berrios worth 2 of my prized prospects? Nate Lowe and Nate Pearson in a keep forever with a 14 player minor league stash. Pitching is a premium and pearskn is crushing life right now but it’s still AA. Pull the trigger? I’m always hesitant but usually go with the proven commodity.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How deep is this league?

      • Hodor says:
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        Very deep. 12 team and we keep up to 40 players, 14 of them minors w 800ab and 300 innings limit to stash down there. Pitchers w minor eligibility are gold. Especially good ones. Pearson has been very dominant so far. Just a little injury prone. Lowe I am not sure what to expect. Do you like berrios?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like Berrios, I’d take Berrios

          • Hodor says:
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            Awesome. Hitting the acceptance button now. Many thanks sir!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  94. Alex Reyes getting stretched out in minors – velo up and thinking he could be a dude. Are you, DT, or Cram in on him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, why not if you have room to stash

    • Cram It says:
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      Worth a shot. Might not be more than a middle reliever dude.

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Riley Grand slam…ho-hum, is this kid ever gonna break out?

        On another note, have Lourdis, kinda want Oscar Mercado for SBs. Is Albies a drop at this point? God
        I hate to drop him, but he’s been so meh, and batting 8th.

        Talk me off the ledge or don’t…what say you Grey?

  95. Pyrrhic Victory says:
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    Which Oriole ROS, D. Smith Jr. or the junior D.J. Stewart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith, but maybe DJ

  96. Chucky says:
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    At the end of my rope with Archer. Safely drop for bottom feeders like Waino, Thornton, Bundy, Mahle or Disco? They’d all be back end streamers #4/5 types with the right matchups. My top 1-2-3 are JV, Nola and Bieber.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Mahle over him

      • Chucky says:
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        Whatcha think about stashing McKay? Seems like everything the Rays have touched has turned to gold, including ridding themselves of Archer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  97. gargamel04 says:
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    Are you starting Bieber in 12 team Mixed leagues tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  98. Matty says:
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    Dietrich may just be next in my ever-evolving cast of 2B this year. It is indeed a great year to punt, but my punts this year have felt more like Charlie Brown trying to kick a football.
    In a weekly moves league (because that’s always where this would happen) my 2B slot has been variously occupied by Odor, Peraza, Cole Tucker, Profar, Chad Pinder, Kendrick (for a week, should have waited him out) and presently Biggio and Nicky Lopez.
    We’ll see how this latest iteration works out between now and the next waiver deadline.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I hear ya

  99. Tradeblock says:
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    Getting Z Wheeler in a trade for a draft pick, so I need to drop one pitcher. 12-team roto with W, QS, K, ERA, WHIP, SV+H. My W and SV+H are in good shape, K and WHIP are middling, and ERA and QS are poor, though I’m further behind other teams in QS than in ERA. Who should I drop of below? I’d lean toward Porcello and E-Rod, but they have been getting QS, so then probably Stephenson?

    SP: Marquez, E-Rod, Gonzales, Perez, Porcello, Gibson
    RP: Holland, Iglesias, Buttrey, Pressly, Walden, Kelly, Gant, R Stephenson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stephenson

  100. Jaca says:
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    Good afternoon Grey,

    two Q’s for ya:

    Yahoo redraft auction 5×5 roto

    1). my starters are: Marquez, Wheeler, Paddack, Bieber, Weaver with Glasnow and Clevinger on IL. Do I drop Weaver for Lucchesi? Gibson and Heaney other notable FAs

    2). I was sad and regretful that i dropped Domingo Santana for Wheeler, Domingo was my squadrons Identity ya know…. and of course the guy gets somewhat hot again the few games after I drop him. But then some dunce just dropped Tim Anderson, so i can semi redeem myself….he wont replace the RBIs, but would you drop Hiura or Villar out of the below for Anderson? (i know, shouldve dropped Hiura for Wheeler..idk why i didnt tbh)

    my team: Lucroy, Voit, Mondesi, Villar, Baez, Ed. Rosario, Franny, Puig, Eloy, Senzel, Hiura, Tatis Jr., Riley

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Hiura

      • Jaca says:
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        Thank u thank u

        on a scale of 1 to Brad Ausmus how bad did I miss-manage dropping Domingod, i just need to know the answer to that hahah

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          5

          • Jaca says:
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            I can live with that

            who you like ROS, Anderson or Domingo?

            last follow up Q i swear

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Tim

  101. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, I’m in a 5×5 12-team mixer. I’m doing pretty well in hitting (Grandal, Bellinger, Odor, Eduardo Escobar, Dozier, Vogelbach, Javy Baez, Albies, Ozuna, Dahl, Soto, Ohtani, Mazara….) and I could stand to gain in my pitching ratios and saves (Snell, Marquez, Castillo, Hill, Lucchesi, Odorizzi, Kukuchi, Iglesias, Will Smith). Are you dealing Javy Baez and another bat (Dahl, Dozier type guy) for Sherzer and Aroldis Chapman?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez/Dozier for Scherzer/Aroldis works for me in that in scenario

      • Alcesto says:
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        Thanks for the help. Would you deal Bellinger (with maybe a little change) for Sherzer and Aroldis?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  102. Jaone says:
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    Rodgers, and Mercado was dropped in my league.

    Would you drop Swanson for one of them – which one if so?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  103. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Which side?

    A) -Bauer and Woodruff

    B) Gerrit Cole and Leake

    Is it close? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer, it’s close

  104. herschel says:
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    @Grey: who do you think gets more starts this season, alex reyes or julio urias?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes

  105. Let's Play Two says:
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    After that really good write up on Josh Bell by one of your contributors, would you trade him for Rizzo or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Rizzo, prolly even

  106. Immaculate Inning says:
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    Please rank in order of preference for solid ratios and quality starts ROS. I have them in order of my preference, but want yours.

    Wheeler
    Ryu
    Price
    German Marquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu, Wheeler, German

  107. Mike says:
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    I’m in a 10 team mixed yahoo H2H redraft league. I was just messaged asking me if I would consider giving up Paxton for Goldschmidt. Paxton is my top pitcher and w/o him my pitching is light. With that said, it’s tough to give up an opportunity to get Goldschmidt. My team is below. FWIW, the other manager also has the following starters: Verlander, Happ, Carrasco, Freeland, Roark, Chacin, and Strasburg.

    Another option for me is to consider trading multiple players as he has both Navarez (don’t really want him) and Ramos (I’d consider that) for catchers and I currently don’t have anybody.

    Please advise. Thanks.

    My team:

    C :
    1B: Pete Alonso (1B)
    2B: Jonathan Villar (2B, SS)?
    3B: Nolan Aren?ado? (3B)
    SS: Javier Baez(2B, 3B, SS)
    OF: Franmil Reyes (OF)
    OF: Rhys Hoskins (1B, OF)
    OF: Austin Meadows (OF)
    UTIL: Austin Riley (3B)
    Bench: Domingo Santana (?OF)
    Bench: Matt Carpenter (1B, 2B, 3B)
    Bench: Hunter Dozier (1B, 3B)

    DL: Giancarlo Stanton (OF)

    STARTING PITCHERS:

    James Paxton
    Martin Perez
    Franie Montas
    Rich Hill
    Matt Strahm
    Mike Foltynewicz
    Mike Soroka
    Chris Paddack
    Caleb Smith

    DL: Like Weaver
    DL: Tyler Glasnow

    CLOSERS:
    Felipe Vazquez?
    Wade Davis?? (on DL, but on my bench now b/c I only have 3 DL spots)
    Ken Giles?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy side, usually, but you need Paxton and don’t need Goldy

  108. JP says:
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    Drop Aaron Hicks for L. Guriel (hot and Coors trip coming up) or M. Smith?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith if you need dem sweet SBs

  109. Thundershoe says:
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    Yo Grey, Thanks for the stellar column per usual!

    In a 12-team points league, my batters are Astudillo, H. Dozier, Chavis, Muncy, Bregman, Trout, Brantley, Meadows, Segura, Ohtani.

    Would you take any of the following over any of my batters? I have quite a bit of positional flexibility on my roster, so mainly looking for best production regardless of position.

    Vogelbach, Merado, Tucker (when called up), Dietrich, Biggio, Hosmer

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem!

      Meh, Dietrich over Ohtani is fine for now, then Tucker

      • Thundershoe says:
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        I’m a bit concerned Ks could hamper Dietrich’s stats, but I guess that would also be the case with several of the other guys I mentioned. Who would you identify as a “safer” choice among the others, if there is one, with respect to Ks (excluding Tucker)?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          None jumping out as better as far as Ks

  110. sal says:
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    I dont know if this sounds crazy to do this, but would you trade machado, bogarts, and flahrety for lindor.. i was looking to upgrade machado.. for losing bogarts ketel marte is available and has put up similar numbers to bogarts.. i also have tatis on the dl… and i can afford to lose flahrety.. I have degrom,buehler,ryu,hill,flahrety,,giolito,strahm,and i added foltynewicz feeling like he is back

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  111. Steve says:
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    14T obp daily

    If Daza doesn’t get into the game today, drop for:

    A Russell, Cooper or B Reynolds?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooper

  112. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    12 team H2H: Hamels been bad for several starts — is he really better than a streamer (e.g., Skaggs).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Better than Skaggs, but prolly can stream

  113. MikeZ says:
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    What kind of player do I need to pair with Shane Greene to trade up for Yates? Is Hiura enough?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it

  114. toneDEAF! says:
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    What is everyone doing with Jordan Hicks? He’s been brutal For the last month! Think it’s time to get him off my team!

    • Cram It says:
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      Depends on your league. I see some guys asking which one out of 5 closers to add off of the wire, so if saves aren’t precious…

      • toneDEAF! says:
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        Innings, ER’s, K’s, hits, BB’s, saves and holds all count as points in my custom Pts league. It’s a 12-team H2H.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram, but prolly hold

  115. avogt555 says:
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    Leclerc or L Jackson ROS?

    • William Hung says:
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      Flip a coin – doesn’t look like LeClerc is gonna close any time soon, despite what Woodward says – his actions are conflicting with his claims that LeClerc is close. Plus, who gets dehydrated while sitting in the bullpen all game? DRINK SOME WATER!!!!

      Jackson is probably gonna get replaced by Kimbrel whenever the Braves decide to sign him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LuJackson

  116. Trey says:
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    How much longer do I hold LeClerc? Today he’s the opener and has been used in every possible situation except closing games. Drop him for Kelley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose him

  117. Fogimon says:
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    It feels like a lost season for my offense, and now my untouchable pitching is showing cracks. I know May 29th is too early to throw in the towel, but …. FMFBBL!

    1st Luis Castillo and Domingo German had their only real hiccups to the season, and I predict more coming. Marquez realllllly can’t be trusted at home, so that sucks. And now Paddack today gives up 4 in 5. To make matters worse, I also have Machado & Franmil going 0-6 so far. I can’t have anything nice, can I?

    How can my offense be so offensive? I am sitting in the cellar with Ramoz, Vazquez, Dozier, Altuve (IL), McNeil (IL), Machado, Donaldson, Story, Hoskins, Springer (IL), Conforto, AJones, Franmil, Tapia, Gordon (IL), DiDi (IL), Profar, Adames.
    Lots of IL’s, but we was struggling even before guys got hurt.

    I’ve already dropped this season, Peraza, Aguilar, Odor.
    Best on waviers is VogelB, Renfroe,Nnuez, KCalhoun.

    I know this is a rant more than anything, but damn. Hitting 6 for 47 every day isn’t fun anymore.

    • Cram It says:
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      Paddack wasn’t going to have a sub 2.00/.75 all year, but I hear ya. Long season!

      • Fogimon says:
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        He was a lone bright spot on my dismal season. If I don’t have the magic of Paddack, what do I have?

        Are you saying my team won’t hit .250 all season? Seriously how is the group I listed hitting only .250?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nooooooooo!!! Don’t talk like this Fogimon, you have to keep your chin up — also trade Donaldson while he still has some value

  118. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    Question 2 of the day for my 12tm al only dynasty

    Here’s my current pitching staff
    DL: Glasnow and Clevinger

    Active:
    SP:
    Griffin Canning
    Danny Duffy
    Andrew Heaney
    Felix Pena
    Eduardo Rodriguez
    Devin Smeltzer

    RP: (poop emoji’s)
    Mychal Givens
    Roenis Elias
    Ian Kennedy

    Question 1: would you drop Ian Kennedy for Corbin Martin?

    Question 2: Would you trade Smeltzer for Taylor Rogers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure, but that can’t be the best arm on waivers 2. Ok

      • The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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        Other arms on waivers:
        David Hess
        Zach Plesac
        Daniel Norris
        Glenn Sparkman
        Trevor Cahill
        Gabriel Ynoa
        Drew Smyly

        2 – Do you think Rogers gets the bulk of save chances there?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. Meh, streamers 2. Nah

  119. NYC says:
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    Corbin for Goldschmidt.

    6×6 (SLG, OBP, and QS)

    Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  120. krazyivan says:
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    I’m not crazy about any of these streamers:
    Skaggs vs Sea
    Mahle vs Was
    Gibson vs TB
    Quantrill vs Miami
    Chirinos vs Minn

    If you had to choose one in league with QS, ERA, WHIP, who would it be?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gibson

  121. Shitwolf says:
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    hey friend. who would have thought I would regret not picking up Dietrich? wtf! Anyway what are your thoughts on hicks / Domingo worth grabbing avasail Garcia over either?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prolly hold, but might be better than Hicks

  122. Quill says:
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    Rodgers over any of the following? I’m thinking no

    Dahl
    Domingod
    Olson
    Eloy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  123. Shitwolf says:
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    oh question number 2 Alfaro or narvaez ugh catchers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alfaro

      • Shitwolf says:
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        thank you for being cool

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  124. The Other JC says:
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    1. Would you trade Albies and G Polanco for Bentiendi?

    2. Albies and Catcher Ramos for Bentiendi and Moose?

    • Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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      i’d do the 2nd one for sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Sure

  125. E-han says:
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    Where’s Kimbrel signing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe Braves, not sure

  126. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    remember when i said i bit back about straw might even likely beat both of tucker (back to MLB, people talk as if he’d “get the call” when it wouldn’t be his first call) and y.alvarez since HOU since competitive jerk around their prospects (reed, that other 1B weed guy, some others, tucker’s at bats last year, fisher’s at bats every call up till now, and he’s finally doing WELL too, i actually bid about 2 mil in a 30 team league for a 2 year deal on fisher, NOT ONE OTHER owner bid more than near minimum). well, on straw, let the “The Last Straw: HOU finally breaks the hearts of fantasy owners” type pun titles come now.

    anything to mayfield? today he isn’t starting but did yesterday and i have rengifo (with altuve and a.diaz in DL slots) in AL only 10 team h2h with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals and total bases added. i’m guessing straw is the higher upside guy (for steals anyway, but mayfield’s minor numbers lately aren’t bad either). also i’m surprised to see straw is white (he was just added by somebody in this league. i’d have to go with no MI (or drop one of bauers/mercado) to have added him right away. mayfield still out there).

    2. smeltzer and mayfield literally were just added to yahoo (but of course), if bassitt hound is my worst starter (QS over wins) bid how much (if anything) on smeltzer? odor, when dropped, the 2nd highest bid was 12 (i went overboard and went 22/100, MI is SOOOO shallow in this league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Straw has speed, but neither are going to start full time

      2. Meh, I guess couple of bucks

  127. Toole says:
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    Would you drop any of the following for Strop?

    Parker
    Romo
    Holland
    Jackson
    Doolittle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  128. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    Any reason to hang on to Stripling?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not in most leagues

  129. DLev45 says:
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    Looking for some general advice. Currently sitting in the cellar of a 12 team H2H keeper league with a roster that I don’t think belongs there on paper.

    C- Garver
    1B – Voit
    2B – LeMahieu
    3B – Muncy
    SS – Baez (K)
    OF – J.D. Martinez (K), Benintendi (K), Hoskins (K)
    Util – Conforto, Domingo Santana
    BN – Encarnacion, Smoak, Profar, Rodgers
    DL – Didi
    NA – Tucker

    SP – Cole (K), Buehler (K), Strahm, Kikuchi, Mikolas, Glasnow (DL), Miley (streamer spot)
    RP – Chapman, Barnes, Robles, Leclerc

    Do you see any glaring weaknesses to address? I won the league last year and I’m currently DFL at 12.5 games back and trying to figure out what moves I can make to get back in this thing.

    • DLev45 says:
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      Here are my league ranks:

      R – 3rd
      HR – 2nd
      RBI – 2nd
      SB – 11th
      Avg. – 10th

      W – 4th
      SV – 7th
      Ks – 4th
      ERA – 10th
      WHIP – 4th

      Despite being Top 4 overall in 6 of the 10 categories, I am 12th of 12 in the standings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mikolas is kinda garbage, 4 bench bats seems excessive for no reason with them, LeMahieu is uninspiring, I’d trade Edwin and Domingo for a 2B and play someone else at UTIL or trade for an arm

  130. Crime Dog says:
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    Odor is so bad, I don’t know why I continue to believe in this Schmohawk. I guess projections systems like him each year too. Here’s to hoping he comes alive second half.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s the worst

      • Andrew Mellars says:
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        Grey-

        I’m looking to trade Albies. I can replace him at 2B with either Baez or Senzel. I could stand to bolster my starting pitchers since I lost Glasnow and Clevinger. Would you trade him for Giolito or Odorizzi? If not, who are some SPs you’d target in a trade? Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Giolito, prolly bottom of what I’d receive

          • Andrew Mellars says:
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            Would you prefer Strasburg or maybe Kluber? Not sure if he’d do either of those

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Kluber could be done for the year, so no

              Strasburg is fine

    • Racehorse says:
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      I finally dropped Odor in my dynasty league … as the Brits would say, “bollocks, Odor”.

      I got sick and tired of seeing him swing out of his shoes on every single pitch, all the while creating such a hellishly low OBP that it can only reside in the 666 area code.

      Odor’s batting stats = Satan’s barf.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agreed, but don’t insult satan’s barf like that

        • Racehorse says:
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          Ha!

          Bon Scott see’s Odor’s stenchy OBP next to Satan’ barf and says “there goes the neighborhood!”

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

  131. Dr Y says:
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    profar or dietrich at 2b. had dietrich and made the switch to profar last week. timing is everything in life

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, hold

  132. Racehorse says:
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    Dynasty League type trade question …

    Nomar Mazara for Ozzie Albies, who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albies

      • Racehorse says:
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        Thanks, Grey !

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  133. Steve says:
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    10T 5×5 redraft

    Would you try and sell high on Meadows for Acuna or JoRam or hold?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Acuna

  134. Immaculate Inning says:
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    Got an offer I think I’m going to pull the trigger on.

    I get Wheeler and give up G. Marquez. It looks like a coin flip, but taking a closer look at the peripherals on Fangraphs and at Baseball Savant, Wheeler is above average in all categories where Marquez is below below average in some. It’s one of those deals I don’t think either party can lose, but in a shallow league every advantage helps.

    I need Grey confirmation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  135. CARLOS says:
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    GREY!

    I am in a weirdo shallow league and its honestly difficult because of all the options.

    I currently have E. Escobar and M. Semen at SS/MI.

    My outfield is stacked. Just Dong, Acuna, Marte, Springer (DL), D. Santana, Marte, Cain, Hicks, Schwarber.

    Didi Grigorious is on waivers. I am thinking of dropping Schwarber for him. I can platoon Didi only against righties (it is a daily league), and Didi’s value per AB against righties is almost the same as Schwarber ($20.2 versus $23.9) PLUS I get MI/SS depth.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That works for me

  136. Al KOHOLIC says:
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    Fun fact of the day. Hampsaon and Cole Tucker have 1 sb between them in over 200 plate appearances this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miserable pickups they’ve been

  137. tigersharkz says:
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    The Houston lineup right now is built on a house of cards. When these replacement level guys realize they actually suck, the bottom is going to fall out. IBB Bregman, pitch carefully to Brantley, win game. The fact Houston scored 9 runs yesterday is a testament to Jon Lester.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  138. Joe Beisbol says:
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    I admit I’ve kind of reached the end of my patience with Leclerc. Absent Kelley blowing it in the near future, I don’t see how using Leclerc as an opener, or in the 7th inning, squares up with the team saying they want him back at closer.  Also, I have four other closers. Would you drop Leclerc for one of:

    Kieboom (in case he comes up at 2B and you don’t trust LaStella, my current SB)
    Duffy (that whip, tho)
    Matz
    Mahle (those gopherballs, tho)
    Nelson (stash)
    Pivetta (can we ever trust him)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz

  139. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h OBP and QS with limited season moves

    1) Drop any of these guys for Canning: M Perez, Maeda, Darvish, Nelson

    2) Guy in my league is trying to trade me Meadows for my Cole (which I obviously do not want to do)…so which of these starters would you trade for Meadows: Cole, Clevinger, German, Montas, Bieber

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nelson 2. Clevinger, German, Montas, Bieber

  140. Crazy J says:
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    When Garver is off IL do I play him over Alfaro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Stephanie Rowen says:
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      Is it vetoable

  141. Joey says:
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    Traded $1 senzel for 2 more years after this for $35 Harper in NL only can commish veto

    I love me some sexy senzel but Bryce is too sexy to pass up

    Does Bryce pick it the f u?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully!

      • Stephanie Rowen says:
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        Is it vetoable

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t like vetoes, Stephanie, but thank you for the question

  142. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Yo – are you as lukewarm as the SON on Alcantara (v SF) and Junis (@TEX) tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d roll with Sandy

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        Thanks. Suddenly real glad I forgot to add Gausman for his start today.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

          • Stephen Lyon says:
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            Just as well my opponent did though – boom!

            Wish I’d just held my nose and grabbed Means, however…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, nice

  143. Mordacious Levator says:
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    AL only with OBP/total bases. rengifo or shed long (appears back to good side platooning at worst with just peachy crawford down)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rengifo

  144. Token says:
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    It seems weird not to accept giving up hand for syndergard and ray but I’m worried about my ratios.
    Rcl format worth doing or should i stream guys on our waiver wire like gray, miley, happ, eickoff?
    I’m top 3 in pitching categories except saves where I’m number one by a couple saves

    My staff is nola, kershaw, woodruff, pressley, hand, hicks, davis, parker, and diego castillo.

    Thanks! Sorry for the long winded question

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just answered this no?

  145. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. with springer on the shelf, could use an extra OF bat. who do you like between pence, choo and cole calhoun?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pence

  146. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    correa is out for a while (4-6 weeks) with a cracked rib. i had that before (new years eve falling down stairs landing directly on upper part of right rib(s)); and his must be pretty bad as mine recovered far faster than that. i was similar age to him now at the time and i am not a professional athlete.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He got his from a massage!

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      nevermind, it’s being reported as both “cracked rib” and “fractured rib”. these are NOT the same thing, not even close. he clearly has the fractured rib if out 4-6 weeks. cracked ribs, while they hurt (esp when breathing deeply) get better much faster than that. cracked to me actually sounds worse, but it’s much closer to a bad bone bruise than a break. i didn’t even get an x-ray with mine, doctor was sure there wasn’t a break and said it’d get better gradually over the next few weeks and he was right.

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        lesson for everybody, do NOT get the type of massages where they use hammers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Gotcha

        • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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          my story is actually quite funnier, me and a friend of mine were having a trailer park boys style wrestling match near top of stairs in a split level home. i lunged at him and he (not being as drunk as me at the time) moved out of the way and i went flying in midair down the stairs, landing first on the upper ribs, then rolling down stairs rest of the way (good thing i was drunk, might’ve had back/neck injury otherwise); meanwhile somebody else was just then coming in the door, right as my rolling carcass fell into it, almost bashing that guy in the head as my body slammed the door shut. good times. i woke up later with a stiff neck, sore back, and REALLY sore/swelled up upper right rib. still had insurance for about a month though (at age when yr about to run out of being on parents insurance), last time i went to a doctor (not counting dentists/eye doctors)

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Damn, that’s nuts… good thing you had insurance still

            • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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              it actually cost nearly nothing as all the doc did was check to see if it was broken. i was like 90% or more sure it wasn’t since the only possibly bad pain i had was when i’d inhale very deeply, so the rib’s swelling was putting pressure on the lung (but not damaging the lung, nice to have ribs) only on very deep inhalations. i didn’t cough up (or shit out) any blood or anything. would’ve cost the price of a regular check up. i went to the only doctor i knew to go to, my pediatritician that i hadn’t seen in probably 9-10 years at the time. it was funny to sit in his office with all those little chairs made for children (and a bunch of nasty looks from mothers sitting with their kids nearby).

              if i didn’t have insurance i simply wouldn’t have gone to any doctors (unless it failed to get better or got worse of course, or if i started emitting blood or started up something serious like breathing issues); i wasn’t paying a few hundo to be told what i pretty much already knew: it’ll get better in a few weeks and no permanent damage. hell these days i’d have just looked all this stuff up in probably 30 minutes from google. this was back in 2003 or so.

              – with a fractured rib he probably can’t do anything close to swinging for a few weeks at least. but how in the hell did he get that from a message i have no idea. this reeks of a tulo-type injury. far more likely is something like he got into it with his girlfriend and she hit him swinging a chair. or a fight with somebody else and this story is far better from a PR standpoint.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Totally on a coverup!

  147. Ivan Make Basket says:
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    2 months in mike trout 2019 stats:
    .276 avg – 61st best
    12 hr – tied for 35th best
    30 rbi – tied for 60th best
    38 runs – tied for 19th best
    6 steals – tied for 25th best

    Dont worry tho, hes got tons of walks and WAR really likes that, so he will prolly win the MVP carrying the awful Angels to 4th place in their division and a sub 500 record.

    Is it too hot of a take to call this guy trout overrated?

    you wont make him your sell this friday… YOU WONT!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I should! First year I’ve ever owned him and I gotta say I wish I owned Yelich

      • Ivan Make Basket says:
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        the problem with trout for 5×5 is and this sounds crazy but he walks too much. in obp or ops leagues he holds his value as number 1, but honestly in a 5×5 hes very overrated. the problem with walking is he gets way less opportunities to do good things. while walking is good in real baseball, for 5×5 fantasy its bleh, especially on a bad team. even when hes hitting for a 300 avg its coming in barely 400 at bats so it holds less weight because he literally will walk 150 times this season or more.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, feeing that too, but always so consistent

          • Ivan Make Basket says:
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            hes going to age so fast, big body, plays kinda reckless diving and shit, and hes already been the best player in the league for like 6 years. id fade him hard going forward.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Meh, he’s still only 27

              • Ivan Make Basket says:
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                not saying the talent level is the same, but look at a player like evan longoria. id say trout was peaking early. his 30s and that contract are going to be ugly. HOT TAKE!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Meh, I doubt it, but you never know how steep and aging curve will be

        • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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          yeah, lots of guys like this 5×5 vs OBP/OPS (rizzo, hoskins this year, harper EVEN more so than trout). join those leagues, they are better representations of a player’s real life value.

  148. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Looks like Kevin Gausman failed his audition to be an opener for the Braves..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  149. The Other JC says:
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    Bieber was an easy sit today but I tempted fate. Oh, I have Parker and Robles so they helped my ratios too. What a week!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

      • The Other JC says:
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        Ouch but I almost streamed Gausman! So let’s call it a winning day LOL.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  150. Earl says:
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    Oh master of the Grey universe, can thou tell me why pitching sucks so much this year??

    I was led to believe that that a pitching staff fronted by Walker Buehler, Shane Bieber, Max Fried and Chris Paddack was a good thing. Not this week for sure!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Have you seen all the homers they’re hitting?

      • Earl says:
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        Yeah cannot believe Paddack serving up 2 homers to start game today!!

        Is this just some sort of anamoly or are inflated ERA’s and WHIPS here to stay this year??

        U think the 4 starters I mentioned are good base for staff??

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, they’re good, Paddack was never gonna be a 1.90 ERA guy

          • The Harrow says:
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            i can’t even remember a rookie pitcher who didn’t have his FIRST bad game till about the 7th-8th week of the season, like ever.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Think Soroka’s technically a rookie (maybe not), but he’s getting lucky

              • The Harrow says:
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                was he starting since week 1 though? i think a bit later, and like you said, luckier than paddack. their FIPS are nearly identical though (paddack’s probably a bit worse than what i’m seeing from today): 2.77 and 2.86. going into today their innings were nearly identical just over 50 each.

                • The Harrow says:
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                  soroka’s 1st start april 18th, so he hasn’t played as long, BUT he still wins this as he STILL hasn’t had his 1st bad game. paddack now with 2 (albeit he was coming off supposedly minor injury when he missed the sunday game this time). i tied K’s in one h2h league since he missed that sunday start is how i remember exactly which day he missed.

  151. mex says:
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    I’m pretty much done with C. Walker…worth dropping him for either Cooper or DJ Stewart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Cooper

  152. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Peacock or Musgrove in 11 tm roto keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peacock

  153. Ryu serious says:
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    Which trade and side do you prefer?

    Ryu/colome for Biggio/bogaerts/Donaldson

    Or Ryu/colome for bogaerts/Chavis

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander

      Xander, these are kinda fair tho, based on needs

  154. Db says:
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    Move on from Corbin Martin in homer alllowed league or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Move on

  155. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Alvarado! What the eff was that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Been one of the biggest disappointments

      • William Hung says:
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        He was soooo good early – i wonder if he’s pitching at less than 100%. It’s like the space jam aliens came and took his talent

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

    • The Harrow says:
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      at least one pitch in each of the BB’s was a strike called a ball.

  156. Dietrich & The 2 Minute HR Trot says:
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    Ryu or Montas ROS?

    • Stupid Sexy Glanders says:
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      ha DO ken!

  157. I hate when I ask a question, but do it in reply to something else by mistake. Doh!

    ——————————————————————
    Riley Grand slam…ho-hum, is this kid ever gonna break out?

    On another note, have Lourdis, kinda want Oscar Mercado for SBs. Is Albies a drop at this point? God
    I hate to drop him, but he’s been so meh, and batting 8th.

    Talk me off the ledge or don’t…what say you Grey?

    • Stupid Sexy Glanders says:
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      i seriously doubt he’ll say drop albies for mercado.

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        I know. I typed this mostly to give myself time to cool off from my rash decision. I have 6 scrubby closers & it’s tempting to drop Hansel Robles though.

  158. Lucky Dog says:
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    Also considering Hansel (he’s so hot right now…) who’s oh so not hot right now. yuck.

    • The Other JC says:
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      Do it. You will feel better. Allen, Buttrey there and the team is bad. I dropped him today, Kelley Sunday and Parker may go next LOL. Cheap saves guys kill ratios. I took a few holds guys (Ottavino, Britton, Baez) and it has been awesome.

  159. The Perfect Game says:
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    I need to consolidate my roster. Was thinking of making an offer that includes Marquez and Montas for for Strasburg . Stras has been awesome, but I’m hesitant due to his annual DL trips. Is it worth the risk giving Marquez and Montas for him?

  160. Stupid Sexy Glanders says:
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    good god kapler’s out of his mind. up by 10, sure why not leave nola out there, it’s not like he threw a billion last year, or they might want him to have sept/oct innings in him this year, right

  161. surfer dude says:
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    Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts for ROS: who are the first 2 guys to drop from this list –
    Montas, Miley, Canning, G.Marquez, S.Grey, Bieber, Thor
    Thanks!

  162. i've got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    16 teamer with holds added. i have barnes, brasier, rasiel, parker, wittgren, buttrey. drop brasier for one of: harper (MIN it’s probably him and he protects parker), sera anthony (moving up with morgan/neshek both out, but he’s been far worse than last year so far), diekman, j.guerra (been much better than bearclaw, might bump him eventually),

  163. Crazy J says:
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    Drop Diaz?

  164. Harley Earl says:
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    Grey,

    Your close on Kimbrel in the video but not quite right. I have a friend who is an Atlanta Braves scout. He says the Braves and no other team will sign Kimbrel until after the MLB draft next week, June 3-5, because of the draft pick attached to Kimbrel. After the draft, he says the Braves will sign him no question. So you’re right about the Braves, but it’s going to be at least after June 5. Just wanted to throw that out there for you and your readers. I thought it was good information.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good stuff, thanks!

  165. bugs4000 says:
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    Werner Herzog approves of roaming!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

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