Devin Mesoraco was diagnosed with a torn labrum in his shoulder after missing most of last year with a torn labrum in his hip.  My Latin may be off, but I believe tearing two labrums means severe vagina pain.  The last thing he’ll want to do is be squatting.  Devin Mesoraco now has more torn labrums than Nadia Comaneci.  This torn labrum finally gives Mesoraco an alibi to his ugly.  If he were going to get a torn labrum of somewhere, I would’ve thought it was his most prominent feature, his sunken eyes.  Uncle Fester called, he wants his face back!  Tucker Barnhart (1-for-4, 1 run, hitting .298) will take over the catcher duties for Mesoraco.  Barnhart has 3-homer power, so he’s not recommended outside of leagues that are Cousteau deep.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Zack CozartReds say his knee is a bit sore, but he could’ve played yesterday.  Cozart sounds like he avoided being totally fugue’d.

Homer Bailey – Was shut down for a few days.  Like a Mario Bros game that never made it to market, he should be back throwing meatballs in no time.

Joey Votto – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer as he bats .231.  Ugh, he’s such an all-or-nothing slugger!  I just freaked out Comatose Votto Fan who has been in a coma since last year.  “How’s Aroldis been?  I like him too.  Guys?  Hello?”  Comatose Votto Fan, who also likes Aroldis, you might want to sit down.

Brandon Finnegan – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners (3 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 3.97.  Finnegan’s showing control problems like any Finnegan after drinking. For a guy that regularly had walk rates over 4 in the minors, I wouldn’t mess with him outside of the tastiest of matchups.

Angel Pagan – Has a Grade 1 strain of his hamstring.  Essentially that means his hamstring can’t do basic math.  Oddly enough, while Angel Pagan, which was Dan Brown least famous novel, is sidelined for a week, Gregor Blanco (1-for-2, 1 run, 1 RBI), the albino from The Da Vinci Code, will see starts.  Though, yesterday, Mac Williamson (0-for-2, 1 run) started.  I believe Mac Williamson is a blaxploitation star.

Brandon Crawford – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .253.  Five over-the-internet dollars says he hits another two homers this week.  C’mon, who wants some action?

Johnny Cueto – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.61.  For a guy that annually beat his xFIP, so far this year he’s the opposite.  His xFIP entering yesterday’s game was 1.68 and it’s still under 3 to go with a 8.7 K/9 and 1.5 BB/9.  I wouldn’t be surprised if Cueto does a big-time 180.  *Jason LaRue ducks*

Mike Foltynewicz – 3 2/3 IP, 4 ER as he was called up by the Braves.  Faultywirewitz had a 5.7 BB/9 in Triple-A, so I’d say they were Braves to call him up!  Faultytowers is a guy I drafted in one NL-Only league, but I left him on my bench until he shows something.  Yesterday, was something, but not the good kind of something.

Jace Peterson – Was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett.  What a beautiful city name, Gwinnett, I think from now on I’m going to tell Starbucks baristas that’s my name.

Ender Inciarte – Nearing a rehab assignment.  I.e., the Ender is near.

Drew Stubbs – Designated for assignment.  That assignment was to clear the crap out of his locker.

Chase d’Arnaud – 1-for-1 as he was called up by the Braves.  Braves did all kinda of moves yesterday.  Someone said something around the Braves’ front office like this, “We can’t get worse.”  Reid Brignac (0-for-4) was also called up.  Both d’Arnaud and Brignac are old for having no real major league experience and will now platoon at 2nd base with Daniel Castro (1-for-4) at 3rd.  Castro had zero homers and one steal in Triple-A last year, so, uh, yeah, the Braves couldn’t get worse, but they didn’t get better either.

Bartolo Colon – 8 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.56.  The Stream-o-Nator said to start Bartolo, but I thought maybe it had a BBW thing and didn’t fully trust it.

David Wright – 2-for-3 and his 3rd homer as the Mets jumped all over Falklandislandswitz early with three bombs in the first frame (Lucas Duda 1-for-3 and his 5th homer; Yoenis Cespedes 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer).  Don’t worry, Brits, no one bombing Falklandislandwitz was Argentinian.

Trevor Plouffe – Will be activated from the DL today after taking part in two rehab games in Fort Myers and one wet t-shirt contest.

Eduardo Nunez – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer as he bats .371 and likely heads back to the bench.  Plouffe goes his value!

Ervin Santana – Will throw a simulated game today.  It’s a virtual reality!

Jose Berrios – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (5 BBs), 8 Ks.  Doode is all over the shop with his pitches, which is totally antithesis to how he performed in the minors.  I’m trying to hold him for another start in the league where I have him, but I didn’t start him yesterday, and won’t start him next time out either.

Lance McCullers – Threw an extended spring training game.  What kind of hitters does one face in an extended spring training game?  All guys that missed the bus and have been too lazy to find over transportation for the last month?  Is Anthony Rendon down there?   I got questions, y’all!

Carlos Gomez – Missed three straight games, but is ramping up baseball activity.  For him, that means slowly working his way back into striking out.

Dallas Keuchel – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 5.11.  I didn’t want any part of him in the preseason, and told everyone to avoid him, and this is not a Buy Low opportunity.  He’s not only pitching poorly, his peripherals are a mess.  His walk rate skyrocketed; his velocity was never good, and now it’s atrocious; ground balls are even down, but not in the good way like, “Ground balls are down because that’s where the ground is.  Dur.”  No, he’s getting less of them and those were his bread and butter pickles.  Stay away!

George Springer – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer.  I’m convinced at some point this year he’s going to be one of the top three best players in the league.  For a good month or two.

Preston Tucker – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  Tucker:  The Man and his Stream, the story of a batty call that went right.

Nomar Mazara – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  JB and I talk about Mazara a little bit on the podcast that is coming up later today.  Nomar?  Yes, mar!

A.J. Griffin – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Time to look at his player page.  Dot dot dot.  And I’m back!  Alfredo Jettucine is still an 88-MPH pitcher.  That heater can’t keep you warm on a May night.  You feel me?  Could you stop now?

Kevin Pillar – 3-for-4, 1 run, hitting .290.  He’s raised his average 65 points in the past ten games.  Don’t just stand there like a pillar, grab Pillar!

Brett Nicholas – 1-for-2 and his 2nd homer.  Brett Nicolas is the Rangers starting catcher now.  The Poison lead singer.  Get him some insulin and he will rock you all night, five lady readers.  Get him a bandana and he will rock you during daytime hours too.  Nicholas had some power in the minors (21 HRs in Double-A), but looks like he might bat .220.  Definitely worth a whirl in 2-catcher leagues.  Elsewhere, this rose has its thorns.

Pablo Sandoval – Will have shoulder surgery performed by Dr. James Andrews.  Dr. James Andrews is excited to tell people he worked on an elephant man.  Failing to pause for a comma between elephant and man.

Gio Gonzalez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 K, ERA down to 1.15.  He’s pitching slightly worse than last year when he had a 3.79 ERA.  His 7.47 K-rate — it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Gio’s K-rate! — 2.59 BB/9 and 4.12 xFIP are all inferior to his 2015 marks.  But, Fonzie’s horse eats hey, who cares?  He has a 1.15 ERA.

Edinson Volquez – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.13.  Stream-o-Nator continually hates on Volquez.  Why can’t Edinson turn on its heartlight?  Let it shine wherever you go!  Leave a happy glow!

Jason Heyward – Sat out with a sore right wrist.  Great, now he won’t only be hitting grounders, but they will be weak grounders.

Jason Hammel – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.24.  Has Hammel ever thrown more than 6 innings?  Not to answer, but to ruminate with me.  Or as a late-night radio show on the TV would sing, “Room…Nation!”

Dexter Fowler – 2-for-4, 1 run and two steals (4, 5).  Just the mere sight of David Ross inspires stealing.  Be a cool experiment to do at Stanford.  David Ross in a room with two ex-felons and a wallet on the ground.

Javier Baez – 2-for-2 as he continues to enter games in the mid-innings.  Yeah, Joe can be Maddoning, but I have to say, there is a bounty of riches at his disposable.  It’s like Kanye in a hall of mirrors.  He can’t lose.

Gerrit Cole – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  “Hey, April was tough with Chris Archer and David Price, but at least Gerrit Cole hasn’t made me regret taking three top aces.”

Jordy Mercer – 3-for-3, 1 run, hitting near-.350 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Domingo Santana – Scratched yesterday with shoulder tightness.  In his place, Presley (0-for-4, 1 run) played.  The TV cameras only showed him from the waist up.

Jonathan Villar – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th steal and, like, his 9th steal in the past week.  I’m seriously falling in love with Villar, and I’m about to send him a greeting card to properly express my feelings and it’s going to get awkward.

Jimmy Nelson – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.05.  Damn, I nearly streamed him yesterday but Miller Park scares the stuffing out of me, leaving nothing but a dry, hollowed-out turkey.

Jered Weaver – 5 IP, 7 ER.  When he looks in the mirror, he sees a young, mulleted Keuchel.

Mike Trout – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (6) and legs (2).  Yeah, but what did Bryce Harper do?  WDBHD?

Jon Gray – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 7.98.  After every pitcher faces the Padres, I picture them calling another pitcher that is scheduled to face the Padres like they’re Marvin Berry calling their cousin, Chuck.  “Bartolo?  It’s Jon Gray!  You gotta face these Padres this week?  They’re incredibly bad!”

James Shields – 6 IP, 1 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.23.  Shields’s peripherals are dying a slow death, and I don’t think Melisandre can bring them back.

Khris Davis – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homers.  It’s weird how hard I have to twist arms to get people to own Khris Davis.  It’s almost like psychologically he’s not as good as his namelganger, Chris Davis, so he’s just inferior and not worthy of owning.  There’s not a ton of 30+ homer hitters and Davis is one.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-2, 2 runs and his 4th homer after he didn’t start so he could get some mental rest.  If only I could’ve taken mental naps that good in high school.

Matt Adams – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  When you see Adams go up to bat, doesn’t he look like he should be wearing a dirty grilling apron?

Aledmys Diaz – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .403.  No Diaz has been hotter since Matt Diaz faced three lefties in a row.

Kolten Wong – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Channelling Chris Berman, “Ding-Wong, that pitch is dead.”  Blech, I feel dirty.  Like Adams’s game apron.

Adam Wainwright – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 6.68.  See what I said for Keuchel.  Or look eight inches above.  Or twelve inches if you’re talking to a girl.

Odubel Herrera – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .310.  He’s basically doing what I wanted from DeShizz.  I will call him HerShizz.  Hmm, that needs work.

Jeremy Hellickson – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.88.  Hellickson has been better than his ERA — 9+ K/9, under-3 BB/9, under-4 xFIP — but not that good and he pitches for the Phils, so ya know, expectations.

Zach Britton – Expects to pitch again soon.  It’s just a closer role, Britton, you make like you’re being asked to turn over Hong Kong to the Chinese.

J.J. Hardy – Has a left foot fracture and will miss six to eight weeks.  No one wants to see anyone get hurt, but if it means Machado gets shortstop eligibility for next year, then everyone wants to see Hardy hurt.  Damn, that sentence took an about face.

Hunter HarveyOrioles pitcher prospect will have hernia surgery and miss the next four to six weeks.  Harvey likes to work down in the zone and with the hernia he was high-pitched.

Josh RavinDodgers right-hander was suspended for 80 games for PEDs.  That’s what the Dodgers get for trying to gentrify Chavez Ravine.

  1. Regarding Fowler’s 2 SBs, Gerrit Cole is more the one to blame. He’s got one of the highest SB/IP (or lowest IP per SB) amongst starting pitchers – https://razzball.com/sp-sagnof/. Not a shock that Thor is in top 5 (sort by IP by SB ascending).

    • TheOne says:
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      @Rudy Gamble: see Thor lol. That guy is such a goon

    • What a cool research tool … thanks, Rudy.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Rudy Gamble: You leave Thor out of this!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rudy Gamble: It wasn’t the mere sight of David Ross? Hmm…

    • Jvanslyke says:
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      @Rudy Gamble:

      This is great, Rudy. I assumed Cervelli was the issue. You may have to send this to the Pirates as leverage for screwing him in his contract

    • greg says:
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      @Rudy Gamble: No. I’m not dropping him. Asking you if with his recent control issues, you’d sit him a start or two wait and see mode.

      • @greg: i wouldn’t worry too much about Cole just yet.

  2. Stumanji says:
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    My MI has been a black hole of misery so I just traded Velasquez for Brett Lawrie. Anybody want to join my post-post-post-post hype Lawrie prayer circle and chant “15 and 15” over and over?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Stumanji: i lost dee gordon so i own Lawrie stock as well. Let us chant death to America (I mean .300 20 dongs and 15 steals)

      Okay maybe I’m overselling him but he’s only 26 so a breakout year is possible considering few short years ago he was pretty high in the prospect rankings.

  3. tjw4404 says:
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    Grey and friends,

    Looking for some advice on my offense, it’s been terrible so far. I’m in a standard Yahoo h2h 5×5 league.

    C Wellington Castillo
    1B Paul Goldschmidt
    2B Neil Walker
    SS Jean Segura
    3B Maikel Franco
    OF JD Martinez
    OF George Springer
    OF Hanley Ramirez
    UTIL Odubel Herrra

    SP Chris Archer
    SP Jason Hammel
    RP Kenley Jensen
    RP Jeurys Familia
    P Fernando Rodney
    P Carlos Rodon
    P Matt Moore
    BN Jose Berrios
    BN Tanner Roark
    BN Aaron Nola
    BN Carlos Carrasco
    DL Glenn Perkins
    DL Yu Darvish

    Available Bats: Nick Castellanos, Brett Lawrie, Billy Burns, Michael Saunders, Khris Davis, Jonathan Villar, Travis Shaw

    Perhaps I just have too many cold bats and should just ride it out?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @tjw4404: Yeah id say ride it out, your offense should be fine

  4. Long story short says:
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    Davis is on the line but I got a log jam already in my h2h 3 of leauge.

    Polanco, Yelich, Calhoun, Odrubal Herrera and stashing Aj reed in a redraft 12 team obp. Thanks lot

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Long story short: With that OF i don’t think you can afford to be stashing minor league hitters lol
      You have to have Goldy or some hog at 3rd base with those OF’s

      • Long story short says:
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        @Bye Felica: Yeah its been rough. But Rizzo and Altuve have been carrying me. But the worst part is I forgot that i have L . Cain as well stinking up the place. So it’s 5 of…

  5. muskysmell says:
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    Jason Hammel is such great value.

    I got him for $1 at the tail end of my auction draft and the dude has done nothing but put up zeroes every time out and rack up wins with that monster offense behind him…

  6. muskysmell says:
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    Early not-so-bold prediction for 2017 Rankings: Mookie will be a Top 5 player

    He’s on pace for 130 runs, 25 hrs, 110 rbi, 39 sb.
    And it doesn’t even feel like he’s hit his stride yet. In fact, it feels like he’s underperforming a little. You just know he’s not gonna hit .263 all year.

    • M says:
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      @muskysmell: wow. As a mookie owner I also feel like he hasn’t hit his stride with regards to avg/obp. Still early in the season!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @muskysmell: A top ten guy becoming a top 5 guy? Ha, yeah, not that bold

  7. crushbombs says:
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    degrom for lorenzo cain fair?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @crushbombs: i just got him for Trumbo and Velasquez if that tells you anything.

  8. pondfrogsplah says:
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    Someone dropped Pineda in my 9 team roto. Should I drop Berrios, Rodon, or Corbin for him? Is something just wrong with Pineda?

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @pondfrogsplah: Pineda is one of the last flat-billed pitcherpuss. He is simply lonely, looking for his Medlin.

      • Pu$$y Control says:
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        @tjw4404: @Scott: 9-team, Pineda and Corbin are hot garbage. I would be streaming those spots.

  9. Jim says:
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    I watched Berrio’s start, ump did him no favors. I came away impressed. I’d make sure to hold everywhere, I think kid gonna be a real good one soon. Tons of movement on his pitches.

    • Pousse-Pousse says:
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      @Jim: Agreed. I watched, too, and he was getting jobbed by the ump all night on some really high quality pitches on the edges of the plate. Kid looked totally in control.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Pousse-Pousse: he wasn’t rattled by the BB’s, that’s good. unlike this band

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: Yeah, I’m trying to hold him

  10. Blinzler says:
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    Grey, I now had to clean up my workplace not once but twice because of you!

    First I spilled coffee when I read about the vagina pain labrums and then a whole new cup reading abour Dr. Andrews and the elephant man… Thanks for that!

    The lesson: My coffee and reading your column don’t seem to be compatible. I’ll find a way how they can coexist.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blinzler: Sorry, the vagina comment was Rudy…

  11. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    A) Do you like pillar more than Domingo for util?
    B) villar or burns for sagnof?

    Thanks

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    Drury over ryan Zimmerman for corner if?

  13. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Belt @ Moscot or Mazara @ Estrada?

    Thanks!

  14. blevins says:
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    Drop Joc for Reddick, K. Davis, R. Davis, Michael Saunders, Brandon Drury, DeShields, Wong or Brett Lawrie. A lot of names but I’m looking for a power/speed guy

    Hundley
    Pujols
    Altuve
    Arenado
    Lindor
    Ramirez
    Blackmon
    Upton
    Aledmys Diaz
    Chris Carter

    Castellanos
    Joc

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      @blevins:

      Should clarify it’s Hanley Ramirez and Justin Upton in my lineup

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      @blevins:

      Pillar also available

      • Coolwhip

        Todd25 says:
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        @blevins: if oyu are looking for both power and speed in one, Lawrie.

        • blevins says:
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          @Todd25:

          Thanks but I just realized I’d have only 3 OF. So that narrows it down to

          Reddick, K. Davis, R. Davis, Michael Saunders, Brandon Drury, or DeShields

  15. Barry Bonds is training with Dee Gordon says:
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    Yo G

    The way T Walker is pitching, what’s his upside? All his peripheral number’s look awesome! Has he finally figured it out?

    Top20
    Top15
    Top10

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    I’m going to go pick up Pillar Villar now.Or is it Villar Pillar ? so confusing this early in the morning and haven’t had my Folgers yet.Is Millar still playing

  17. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    I now have visions of Tucker Barnhart as a three-dong frankencatcher,starring alongside Mary, the three-boobed Martian from Total Recall in a Kirk Cameron film showing the dangers of transgender bathrooms in space and fantasy baseball chatrooms.

  18. ferris says:
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    Adam Lind or Jason Bour ros?

    16 team roto

  19. blevins says:
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    Drop Joc for Reddick, K. Davis, R. Davis, Michael Saunders, Brandon Drury, DeShields, Wong, Pillar or Brett Lawrie? A lot of names but I’m looking for a power/speed guy and I don’t like that Joc is still platooning

    Hundley
    Pujols
    Altuve
    Arenado
    Lindor
    H. Ramirez
    Blackmon
    J. Upton
    Aledmys Diaz
    Chris Carter

    Castellanos
    Joc

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @blevins: Lawrie, agree with above, disregard Davis recom

      • blevins says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks but I just realized I’d have only 3 OF. Is Davis still the best option?

  20. M8tt says:
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    Just completed this trade…thoughts?

    I get Lorenzo Cain and Pedroia for Fowler and Neil Walker.

    • M8tt says:
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      @M8tt:

      *In a league with BB category.
      Which will probably hurt me the most considering Fowler’s ability to walk.

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @M8tt: Pedroia<Walker (Pedroia offers little category juice) and Fowler leading off for the Cubs puts him at least NEAR Cain. You lost power, and I don't think you gained steals. It's fair because of Cain's upside, but I don't think you're a clear cut winner there.

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          @CMUTimmah:

          I think Pedroia and Walker are pretty similar. Maybe a couple more HRs from Walker but more BB from Pedroia.

          It will come down to whether Cain can produce close to last year.

          Thanks for the comments.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @M8tt: id want Cain Side and it’s not close. Walker is a schmohawk

  21. Steeve says:
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    Do you trust Aledmys Diaz for ROS? What your projection for him for ROS? Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      @Steeve: No

    • Coolwhip

      Todd25 says:
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      @Steeve: He’s just a hot backup until Peralta, Tejada come back. Cards have like 5 MI for 2 positions.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Todd25: tejada is back, they aren’t playing that bum over him, they will play inverted H over him though with how much he’s paid.

  22. Tony Costa says:
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    ROS in league with both BA and OPS, Brett Lawrie, Joe Panick, Scooter or Jeb Lawrie for 2B? Thanks Grey and keep up the great work!

  23. Mark says:
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    Keeper Advice:
    Is Preston Tucker a better player that Soler? I looked at Tucker’s minor league numbers and they are pretty good. I have both Soler and Tucker and both have disappointed as keepers this year. I am fed up with both. Should I stand pat and hope for their talent to shine through or look to trade away asap?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Mark: Who knows, the real Soler hasn’t stood up. Id want him over that guy if i was keeping one. (Don’t know why you would)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark: What could you trade them for? How deep is this league?

      • Mark says:
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        20 Team league, Keeper is 12 and standard H2H league. I am trying to unload Soler, Tucker and Adam Jones and Garrett Richards for JD Martinez and Pollack. It’s really 2 pitches and a “prospect” in Soler for JD and injured Pollack at least that is my thinking.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          JD side, it’s not close

  24. Petey says:
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    Morning grey!
    Great read early in the morning as always! Having catcher issuers in my 10 team H2H points league. Currently have Gomes on my roster. Not sure if I should drop or hold? Available off wire, Grandal, Hundley, Norris….was even thinking of trying out Vazquez. What to do??

  25. Erik says:
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    Would you trade V. Velasquez and D. Robertson for Strausburg?

    I got Kimbrel and Have been stashing Chapman

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Erik: Yes now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Erik: Agree with Phil

  26. peacecoast says:
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    edgy and very funny grey! excellent.

  27. Wilsonian says:
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    Joc and Franco are bench bats. Drop either for Khris, Pillar, or Villar?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Wilsonian: Joc for Davis

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Chicken Dinner: @Grey: thanks to both of ya. That’s where my head was at, but for some reason I kept holding on to what could have been with Joc.

  28. Chester says:
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    Is it possible that altuve is a sell high right now? He can’t keep up this HR rate can he?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chester: 1st/2nd round picks aren’t sell highs. They’re drafted there because they’re expected to produce. That said, never hurts to test the trade waters with anyone.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Erik: @Chester: i wouldn’t trade him. He’s too valuable unless you’re getting Harper or Trout

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Bye Felica: or Arenado or Rizzo or Stanton or… I wouldn’t just leave it to Harper and Trout. He’s not the 3rd best player in the game. He won’t continue with the big flies. He’ll definitely keep the overall hitting and bag swiping up.

        I agree with Cram, never hurts to test the waters.

        • Bye Felica says:
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          @Wilsonian: Stanton will not finish higher than Altuve. Nobody is giving up a top tier 1st/3rd baseman for Altuve. Please

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Bye Felica: so you would rather have steals and hits over who will probably lead the league in HRs and RBIs and probably hit over .300 in Arenado? Please. I’m taking Nolan all day e’eryday.

            • Bye Felica says:
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              @Wilsonian: That’s not what i said, i said nobody is giving up Arenado or Goldy or Rizzo for Altuve.

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Bye Felica: But what you originally said is that you wouldn’t trade Altuve for anyone unless you were getting Trout or Harper. And I said or Arenado or Rizzo or… I was just adding in some guys that I would absolutely trade Altuve for. Never said anyone would actually do it. Was just pointing out that there are other options out there. Never know who may be in his league and REALLY love Altuve. Just didn’t want to limit the list to just Trout and Harper as Altuve isn’t the 3rd best Fantasy player.

  29. Kas says:
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    Start Corbin or Iwakuma tonight?

    • Kas says:
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      @Kas: Also Khris Davis or Souza ROS?

      • Scott says:
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        @Kas: Khrush

    • Scott says:
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      @Kas: I wouldn’t own Corbin outside of NL-only leagues. Start Iwakuma.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Kas: Is neither an option

      • Kas says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: I wish it were an option. I’m struggling at pitching right now. It’s baaaad.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Kas: Whoever has the better match up, they are both in the same boat basically

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kas: Don’t know their matchups

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: Iwakuma @ OAK

        • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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          @Scott: Corbin is @ MIA

  30. Alex says:
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    I was offered berrios for either tanner Rourke or starlin Castro. Am I better off staying put? Thanks

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Alex: Depends on league set up, current roster needs, etc. Depending on what else you have available, I would deal Castro for Berrios…the upside is huge if he gets back to the level of control he had in the minors…

      • Alex says:
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        @B the Esq.:

        I have Neil Walker at 2b and bogaerts at ss. My other starting pitchers are quintana Salazar Matt Moore wainwright gausman tanner Rourke

        Its a head to head league. Pitching categories relevant to this discussion are w l Era KS whip k/9 bb:k qs

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          @Alex:

          I also have Tanaka and Jimmy nelson

  31. PancakeMaker says:
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    Schoop or Lawrie in a dynasty league?

  32. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    trade offer. I get Jon Lester for Vince Velasquez. Make it or pass on this trade?

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: Keeper league?

      If it’s redraft, you should take this deal. Lester will be more consistent and get more Ws. Keeper league… this is a fair deal.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        CMUTimmah it’s a keeper league

        • Bye Felica says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: why would you. Lester has bone chips in his old crusty arm and VV is a 23 year old hog. I wouldn’t do that deal if he added a player assuming VV is like a $1 keeper and Lester is at least what $20?

          • Cram It says:
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            @Bye Felica: He has to ask about every trade he is offered. It makes him feel included.

            • Scott Kimmel says:
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              thanks cram. Now I dont feel included

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Bye Felica its not a salary cap keeper league. just a plain keeper league

  33. DancinHomer says:
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    Looking for an upgrade at my MI slot. Currently have Schoop, but Anthony Rendón was just dropped (yeah, I know not great, but he’s gotta turn it around…right?)

    And Villar is out there as well.

    You like Rendón or Villar better than Schoop?

    Cheers

  34. Five-On-One says:
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    Two trade ideas – all input welcome:

    Dozier for Kluber
    Pineda for Rendon

    Which side and fair or unfair?

    thanks.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Five-On-One: Kluber. Rendon.

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Cram It: What about Dozier and Pineda for Kluber? [12-team, 5×5, redraft league]

        • Cram It says:
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          @Five-On-One: Still Kluber for me but it’s fairish.

  35. IV says:
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    who should I drop to grab Tillman for his 2 start week? 12 team 6×6 with QS

    Pineda
    J Ross
    Chen
    Corbin
    Porcello
    Hendricks
    T Walker
    Hill

    • Five-On-One says:
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      @IV: Drop Pineda

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @IV: Corbin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @IV: Corbin

  36. J says:
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    Hey Grey,

    C- Realmuto
    1b- Votto
    2b- Rendon
    ss- CSeager
    3b- Machado
    OF- Marte, Cain, Polanco
    UTIL- CCarter, Drury

    a) Should I grab anyone over Drury?
    Grichuk, Khris Davis, Delino, Mazara, Villar

    b) Moore and Hill are my worst pitchers.
    Lose one for Berrios?

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @J: A. Mazara (Grey may tell you Davis though)…B. Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J: Davis….Hold

  37. Dan Rydell says:
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    Drop Alex Gordon or Delino DeShields for Villar? Or hold? I could use the speed but Gordon seems safer. It’s a bench bat that I rotate in if that makes a difference.

    Thanks for the advice!

    • Dan Rydell says:
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      @Dan Rydell:
      And, of course, Khris Davis is available on waivers too. Is anyone actually checking the stats on these guys?

      • Cram It says:
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        @Dan Rydell: If they were, they probably wouldn’t need to ask all these questions. Makes me wonder if people are even checking their own team stats to identify what they need. If the answer is “everything”, then you’re screwed anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan Rydell: Gordon’s unownable in a league where Davis is available

  38. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Going forward, do you prefer Nick Hundley or Wilson Ramos?

    thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chris: Whoever is hot at the time…Ramos

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Chris: hundley is the one who’s hot at this time.

  39. Jvanslyke says:
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    Nice write up but your Caitlyn Jenner references are way down this year. Should I drop Hunter Strickland for Maurer in a holds league. Seems like Strickland has been demoted

  40. Just Busted says:
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    Grey,

    How about Her-Shields? Or does that need some work too…!? hah

    I LOVE the smell of mustache wax in the morning!

  41. Dan says:
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    Do you like brett lawrie or zobrist for rest of season?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Dan: Lawrie…dont worry about ROS unless you have limited moves with guys like this…Play whos hot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: Agree with F

  42. DickeyT says:
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    Offered in keeper pts league
    Correa or Seager, Span, Puig, Hamels for my Castillo, Betts, JUp, Kluber. Would leave me with Semien or Desmond to then deal. Correa, Seager,Hamels and Betts only guys whose cost would be worth keeping.

  43. Bread n Mustard says:
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    Thanks as always! You should let everyone know it’s safe to pick up Randal Grichuk now. I dropped him last week so he will definitely start hitting.

    • Roger Anderson says:
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      @Bread n Mustard: Yopu should have sent out. An email sooner.. It would have been. Nice to own him yesterday. I have the same affect on Pitchers – Keuchel, Wainwright, Pineda, Stirpling, … If he was bad I probably owned him.

  44. Adam P. says:
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    My team is more or less stacked with power, runs, and RBI’s. What I really need is speed. DeShields and Schoop are doing me no good. Not saying I’m giving up on them, just asking if it might be wiser to go with Villar and Dyson right now in those spots looking to add SB’s?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Adam P.: I think you answered your own question? Question mark?

  45. Grant says:
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    Jimmy Nelson or Mark Trumbo?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Grant: Trumbo

    • Donslaughtonslaught says:
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      @Grant: that has to be the most apples to oranges question I have seen.

  46. Fungazi says:
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    Sandoval surgery leftovers could supply enough bacon to feed a starving village for a month.

  47. Shows how long I’ve been doing this … I saw Kazmir @TB on the Stream-o-Nator. And my first thought was that it was a typo: I said, “Ha, he plays FOR Tampa Bay!”

    Anyway, Question A: I have McCullers and Iglesias on the DL with one DL slot and a small bench in a 14 team league. Which one of these guys should I drop?

    Question B: Tyson Ross and Edoardo Rodriguez have both been dropped if they clear waivers Thursday should I drop McCullers or Iglesias (whichever I kept) and put Ross or Rodriguez in the DL slot insetad??

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @Arnie:
      At least you didn’t think Kazmir played for the Mets

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Arnie: Ha…Raisel…. Hold McCullers

  48. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey, Dozier or B. Lawrie ROS? Thanks.

  49. Don says:
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    “If he were going to get a torn labrum of somewhere, I would’ve thought it was his most prominent feature, his sunken eyes.” Bravo!

  50. CMUTimmah says:
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    Alemedys Diaz… forget ROS projections… how about this… When Dyslexic Peralta comes back, does Diaz even have a place to play? Should I deal him before this happens?

  51. Cram It says:
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    I’m mind-boggled that people are just now asking about Villar for speed. Do people pay attention to anyone not on their team during the season?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Cram It: Yeah speed was never his problem…getting on base was…Now that hes getting on base hes my new king of SAGNOF

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Cram It: i either drafted him or added him in most spots once i saw he was BB’ing weeks ago, but i’m talking mostly deeper than 12 team leagues.

  52. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB,
    Phew, survived the first Berrios start of the week! I didn’t see the game, but I imagine they told him after that 5 walks is bad. I hope.

    Khris Davis is one sexy mofo….

    P.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, bud. Funny it’s the other way around for me. Carter reminds me of Davis which reminds me of you.

        Who’s Q by the way?

        P.

        • Phil of the Future says:
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          @Phil of the Future: Nevermind I got it. Q comes after P in the alphabet. I am very smart!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            R smart

            • Phil of the Future says:
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              @Grey: well i’m certainly not… STupid

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Damn I see what U did

                • Phil of the Future says:
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                  @Grey: Dude I just realized I could have typed STUpid for the triple letter score. I let the team down.

                  V.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Yeah, noticed that, gotta go for the W

                    • Phil of the Future says:
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                      @Grey: That was X-cellent!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Y?

                    • Phil of the Future says:
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                      @Grey: because you made it look so e-Z!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      The’s A+!

                    • Phil of the Future says:
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                      @Grey: Ha! Thx BB!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      CC Sabathia

                    • Phil of the Future says:
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                      @Grey: DiDi Gregorius

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      E5

                    • Phil of the Future says:
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                      @Grey: Freddie Freeman

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Grey

                    • Phil of the Future says:
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                      @Grey: Hinojosa

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Roman numeral I

  53. Nico says:
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    Grey! I’m getting tired of owning Yordano already. That’s one. Two, with weekly lineup changes, do you think I sit Heyward this week? Three, thanks for keeping the Melisandre reference to today’s recap and not yesterday’s!

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Nico: Yordano is wild. I lost him after his 2nd 6 walk game.
      Weekly lineups ugh…i lothe that format.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nico: Think you gotta (red?) keep Heyward on your bench…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Red keep, dude, c’mon

          • Nico says:
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            @Grey: GAT DAYM! Off my game today… Loved the Mountain’s skull smash.

            Gonna pick up Villar, Drop Schoop or Yordano? Only 2B I have is Starlin Castro if I drop Schoop though… but benches are shallow anyway..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              GoT Daym! Drop Schoop

              • Nico says:
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                @Grey: haha why is that little rascal batting so low in the order… absolutely killing his value…advanced stuff makes it look like he’ll improve, but he’s missing out on so many at bats

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, not sure how much he can move up realistically, maybe to the 7 hole

                  • Nico says:
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                    @Grey: Fug em. More fish in the sea, as they say. Unless you’re the Drowned God.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      May Jorah Friendzone protect your every move

                    • Nico says:
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                      hahaha

  54. Need for Speed says:
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    Looks like Billy Hamilton is heating up I currently have Billy Burns. Would u drop Burns for Hamilton?

  55. The Hungary Hippo says:
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    Kanye in a hall of mirrors has to be in contention for line of the year. That’s gold Jerry! Gold!

  56. Roger Podacter says:
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    O-Dizz?

    I dropped Schoop-a-dope and grabbed him in one of my H2H leagues… dudes walking like Fats Domino.

    I want to grab Villar but I also want to believe in Deshizz – decisions decisions.

      • Roger Podacter says:
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        @Grey: O-Dizz Redding?
        O-Dizz Jackson Jr.?
        O-Dizz Operandi?
        O-wn him because he hits leadoff?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          OShizz Jackson!

      • DMT says:
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        @Grey:

        Du-Her

  57. Rica says:
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    Start villar be trop over Seager vs Moore if I need steals guy I’m playing can only beat me in steals and net steals ?

    Khris Davis vs iwakuma
    Franco vs wacha
    Seager vs Moore which one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rica: Don’t know what you’re saying

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Rica: start villar over seager if you need steals. start k.davis, he’s in one of his hot areas.

  58. Five-On-One says:
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    Anyone see the Berrios start? Five walks is bad, but was he getting the rookie squeeze or was he just wild? First start we can attribute to nerves, but if he doesn’t settle down for his next start …

    • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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      @Five-On-One:

      Here’s video of his K’s last night. The Twins catcher was actually kicked out in the middle of an At-Bat (count was 2-2) versus Altuve in the fourth inning because the catcher thought there should have been a called third strike that was called a ball. Suzuki replaced at catcher, Berrios threw the exact same pitch as the one that got the catcher kicked out and it was called Strike 3. Berrios was a bit wild in the bottom of the zone. Maybe squeezed a little bit. But I think just young nerves. Next start AT White Sox…soooo….hmmmmm…. http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/26271672/v651636283/minhou-berrios-strikes-out-eight-in-solid-start/?query=Berrios

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Hieronymous Lohse: Thanks for the response. SON does not like his next start (-$5), but I may roll the dice and go with the kid.

  59. Jason E. says:
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    Is Villar good at stealing bases? Ha, great article Grey!

  60. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    Grey, Love the Gwinnet comment! Few know that Gwinnet County in Georgia is named after a signatory of the Declaration of Independence.

    Why am I boring you with this? For starters, because his first name was Button! Which is hilarious! “Button Gwinnet” sounds like something 16th century French whores would be trussed in to preserve their wares when they’re off the clock.

    And also because Button Gwinnet is the name given to a delusional and malfunctioning phallic-shaped robot in the game Fallout 3. Such is the dignity of our betters.

  61. BB says:
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    In a keeper league (we only keep 7 per year though) and at catcher I’m rotating Weiters and Yan Gomes. I’ve been offered Brian McCann and Giolito for Moustakas. Thoughts? I have some depth at 3B with Lawrie, Lamb & Drury

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BB: Works for me

  62. I am the Walrus says:
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    Two questions- 1-are you losing confidence in Corbin? 2- Corbin or Karns ROS?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @I am the Walrus:What size league? Lose Corbin…Karns isnt worth owning either. Just stream that spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @I am the Walrus: They’re streamers, I said after Corbin’s last game that I dropped him

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: would you stash Taillon?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Some places

  63. Oppo Taco says:
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    Felix and Pedroia for deGrom in a keeper? Close ish? I would be slotting Lawrie in at 2B without dustin. Thanks!

  64. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Good Morning Grey.! Great write up as usual.

    NL-Only H2H

    Finny or Colon? If I drop Finny, I have no chance of getting him back. However, Colon is in a way better decision. Here are the next 4 match ups assuming they stay on regular schedule.

    Finny: MIL, @PHI, CLE, @LAD
    Colon: @SD, @COL (Sit), MIL, WAS

    I’m leaning Colon because of the better team. I have 7 other SPs, and Eickhoff/Pomz are my weakest.

    Thanks!

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Good to know. Thanks!

        Are you moving on from Hazelbaker yet? The Cards OF is going to get tighter with Pham coming back, and now that Adams is seeing starts it makes me wonder how much PT Hazelbaker will get. However, he seems to add some counting stats with 2 starts and 2-3 PH appearances each week.

        OBP League:
        Available guys are: Galvis, Ahmed, Blanco, S. Rodriguez, D.Norris (WA-3 days), Adams.

        Thoughts??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go to Adams

          • Pugs & Slugs says:
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            @Grey: Done, Thanks!

  65. Scott says:
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    A-Rod went 2 for 4 with a home run, 4 RBIs and 2 Runs yesterday. He’s making it awful hard not to pick him up.

  66. Dr Y says:
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    give Salazar for price?

  67. Thisguy says:
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    Speculating on saves – drop dyson for neris?

  68. Scott says:
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    About Miller Park, I feel the same way about Tropeano today.

  69. Aaron Sorekin says:
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    10 team OBP/SVH roto league

    I was offered Degrom for my Freeman/Vizcaino/Iwakuma…is that too much? Viz kind of sucks in a SVH league bc he never gets any opps and I can pick up a Hector Neris right off the waiver if this trade goes through. I also hate Iwakuma. However, a 3-1 is a kind of insane…

    Lineup is 1B: Ortiz, Freeman, Park 2B: Panik, Zobrist SS: Seager 3B: Maikal Franco OF: Bryce, Stranton, Cain, Conforto, Holliday, Dyson P: Straus, Hamels, Hendricks, Odorizzi, Velasquez, Matt Moore, Iwakuma, Britton, Rondon, Vizcaino, Herrera, Nate Jones, Neris.
    Thank you!

  70. Matt says:
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    In a deep league with a really short bench, and I’m thinking about moving Yung Joc Pederson. It’s tricky carrying a platoon player, and I’m hemorrhaging ABs. What sort of value could I look for back? Is it even worth trying to trade him? I’m gunning for a buy-low ace, but we will see.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Maybe Carrasco?

      • Matt says:
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        @Grey: Haha he’s on my team, but that’s a good call. I’m pairing Joc with Porcello and gunning for underperforming hitters and pitchers in the 40-80 overall range.

  71. PhilOssieB says:
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    You should call him O’doul’s Shizz, even tho he’s better for you, he’s still less intoxicating.

    Dynasty league, Arrieta for Matt moore, Mazara and a prospect?

      • PhilOssieB says:
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        @Grey: Ha! Sounds like my 2-year-old’s favorite new word. … Thanks! Been really trying to snag Mazara from this guy but don’t wanna overpay.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  72. Gwinnett says:
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    Gwinnett is a county, not a city. Just saying.

  73. Robert Norton says:
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    WHERE IS CARLOS CORREA?

    Someone is impersonating him.

  74. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    We hear about Blake Snell in the pitching prospect ranks. But right now that dude might be the fourth best pitcher ON HIS OWN TRIPLE A TEAM!! What the hell are the Durham Bull’s staff drinking?

    Name——— ERA—- IP——K/BB—WHIP
    Austin Pruitt -2.93—27.2—33/5—1.08
    Jamie Schultz-3.00—27—-31/8—-1.07
    Matt Andriese-4.28—27.1–30/6—1.28
    Blake Snell—-3.66—19.2—27/10–1.47

      • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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        @Bye Felica:

        Hence the qualifier “right now”. Just making the point that those kid’s in Durham are chucking it!

  75. Nightmare says:
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    Greylord!!! I decided to keep rendon. Instead I traded Kipnis for Pineda. How’d I do?

    PS….Let’s go Blues!! (Sorry I’m not sorry)

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Nightmare: Horrible. Pineda sucks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Nightmare: Not good

  76. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    Hell yea nice title today!

  77. Det. John Kimble says:
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    Really glad you put the comparison of DeShields and Odubel in perspective. I actually thought this a few days back and picked up Odubel (*pats self on back).

    I own both now and really don’t have room for both. I have an embarrassment of riches in the OF right now and really don’t have room for them all.

    Essentially I need to drop one of Odubel, DeShields, Trumbo or Conforto. Thoughts?

  78. Joe Shmoe says:
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    I know C Gomez has looked awful, but someone just dropped him in my relatively deep league. Thats seems a bit drastic, doesn’t it? Should I blow my FAAB on him? Also, I hate Russell Martin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe Shmoe: Don’t like him, but I’d own him

  79. Roger Anderson says:
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    I rode the Keuchel train last year to see it fade at the end – lost the finals. Anyhoo, I picked him up this year hoping for better. Now along comes the guy I dumped Darvish on 1 week before he went on the DL for the past 18 months, and he has a trade offer:
    Justin Upton & Vince Velasquez for
    Joey Votto & Dallas Keuchel

    Is he a glutton for punishment or my way out of this mess?
    I have Carter, Shaw, Correa, Lindor, & Lowrie fo MI but I have waited a long April for Votto to awaken. I also don’t like the low W potential for Velasquez. Should I do this?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Roger Anderson: Velasquez won’t be pitching past July

      • Roger Anderson says:
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        @Bye Felica: And we believe Keuchel will be pitching well by or after July? I already took the walk of shame and dumped Wainwright onto the waiver wire, must I have to further humiliate myself and dump Keuchel rather than get at least 2 months of something?

  80. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Everybody Hates Chris/Kris- Would you rather roster Chris Carter or Kris Davis? Should either be owned over Prince Fielder? Why can’t we make a show called Everybody Hates Prince? I guess people would mistake us for hating the Purple One when in fact we are hating the Vegan Predator that sucks at baseball.

  81. Pu$$y Control says:
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    I was offered Justin Upton for Corey Seager…dude needs SS, I need OF?

  82. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Trade offers keep coming in to me. I guess I have solid players that people want. They offered me Eric Hosmer for Starling Marte. Should I do it? I have Albert, Papi, Votto, Forsythe (Who can back up Altuve) and Posey. not sure about it. This is a keeper league no auction or salary cap.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: Ahhh, another day another 10 Scotty trades.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        what can I say Fungazi. I seem to have things other teams want

        • Cram It says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: Like I said, they think they can rip you off because you cant assess a simple trade reject without consulting your mother, your psychiatrist, your parole officer, your Buzz Lightyear doll and your parakeet.

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Cram It thats because I dont trust anyone with offers. I always like getting a second opinion before I either accept or decline all trade offers. I understand that the final decision is mine and mine alone. But, I have been taken advantage of in a few deals so it helps me to decide which way to go on any and all trade offers I get when i get that second opinion. Does that clear things up?

            • Chicken Dinner says:
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              @Scott Kimmel: This is so common these days. Scary world syndrome. Every trade offer is rejected because the person receiving the offer AUTOMATICALLY thinks that the other person is completely ripping them off. They don’t want to look stupid.

            • Cram It says:
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              @Scott Kimmel: Oh, I didn’t realize this was your first year playing fantasy baseball. It’s not fun being the fresh fish getting taking advantage of in the shower. Carry on with your softball questions…

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                its not. I’ve been playing since 2001 but I never am sure about deals if im getting ripped off. what looks like a great deal to me, i may get ripped off

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: You are one fascinating bot.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        thanks I think.

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Cram It: LOL

      • Bye Felica says:
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        @Cram It: even bots get lonely sometimes. Did you hear about the slutty, racist Microsoft bot on twitter? Hilarious!

        • Cram It says:
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          @Bye Felica: Haha, I did hear about that! Someone should come up with a bot dating site. It’ll totally out perform Farmersonly.com

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey

        Here is the perfect example. A guy wants to offer me Miggy and Cutch but he wants 2 out of these 5: Altuve, Correa, Donaldson, Mad Max, and Machado. He does have Cano. And while I need a 1B (votto, Papi, FOrsythe (who really is a 2B), Posey, Albert) I am thinking about telling him no and to just forget it. Am I right to do so?

        • Cram It says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: I dub thee “Frank White Jr”.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: You don’t need Miggy if you have Votto for the asking price. How many times are you going to ignore that little tidbit?

          • Cram It says:
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            @Cram It: This kid is driving you bonkers Cram. Let it go. It’s unhealthy.

            • Cram It says:
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              @Cram It: I know dude, but I’m fascinated with whatever you call this level of insanity.

              • Cram It says:
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                @Cram It: Insanity? Look at what’s happening to you. Go home, watch the Islanders. You can’t help everyone.

                • Cram It says:
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                  @Cram It: You’re right, bro. Let’s do that. Bro-five!

                • Scott Kimmel says:
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                  hey leave the islanders alone!!!!!!!!!!!

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    dont worry cram i will never ask you for damn thing again!!!!!

                    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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                      @Scott Kimmel: you never had asked him for anything. he just shows up. if you’re lucky your questions get deemed “too complicated for him” and then he still shows up, but not as often. now he’s even talking to himself in your posts though, that’s a new one.

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Scott Kimmel: I’m an Islanders fan.

                    It’s my own fault. You asked publicly, I didn’t have to engage you.

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      are you from the Island?

  83. Bro Need Helps Bro.

    H-2-H | 12-team | 5×5 (QS, not W) | ReDraft

    Trying to sell high on King Felix. I was offered K. Bryant, R. Grichuk, J. Jeffress, & J. Berrios for my F. Hernandez, D. Salazar, & H. Ramirez.

    I have Frazier so I don’t need Bryant necessarily. This trade would leave my SP’s: J. Fernandez, J. Samardzja, V. Velsaquez, J. Teheran, K. Hendricks, K. Gausman, T. Bauer. Soooo, kinda scary there.

    Dude loves Salazar- won’t take another arm in his place. THOUGHTS, KIND SIR?

  84. bg says:
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    Segura or Polanco?

    • bg says:
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      Opps, Keeper 6×6 obs Polanco 5th round Segura 10th.

    • Cram It says:
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      @bg: Polanco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bg: Agree with Cram

  85. ryanoger says:
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    10 team daily h2h redraft (holds league)

    c- Salty
    1- Rizzo
    2- Neil Walker
    SS- Corey Seager
    3- Machado
    OF- Marte, Braun, Heyward
    Util- Mazara, VMart

    SP- Thor, Salazar, Wainwright, Matz, Vince Velásquez, Y. Ventura, Matt Moore
    RP- K-Rod, Madson, Jeanmar Gómez, Dyson, Arold-Rage
    DL- Darvish, Ryu

    1. Casilla and Cishek were both dropped for some odd reason. I know I’m full of closers right now but Casilla or Cishek over anyone above?

    2. How many closers should I look to own? AND…Should I just be playing roughly 2 closers a day? Right now I play3 with Dyson as my holds guy. Thoughts?

    3. I’m low on Runs, HRs, and Speed I’m looking to bench Heyward and pick up one of the following to fill a few of those holes while he isn’t producing, who do you think is the bet add: Moose, K Davis, Castellanos, Villar, HerShizz, Burns, Saunders, Ho Park, Granderson, Eaton, or hold, and who would I drop?

    thanks so much man!
    ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ryanoger: 1. No 2. You have enough 3. You have no one to drop

  86. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    Right now Herrera, HerShizz, what-have-you, has the 4th highest OBP in MLB. and is 5 BBs short of his total from all of last year (in 537 PAs!!!) Dude is outa his mind!

  87. Roger Anderson says:
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    I hope you don’t mind that I read this sitting on the throne. It saves me from having to wash my hands twice.

  88. Eric B says:
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    I’m contemplating whether or not to hold onto Berrios from the roster below, would you drop Berrios for any of the following: Kris Davis, Drury, Severino, a stash of Trea Turner or AJ Reed or just hold?

    ESPN 12 team HTH 5×5 with OBP and QS and 4 keepers per season

    C Molina
    1B Cabrera
    2B Daniel Murphy
    3B Seager
    SS A. Russell
    OF Stanton
    OF Springer
    OF Polanco
    UTIL OF Burns
    UTIL OF/DH Sano
    Bench 2B/SS Castro
    DL Pollock

    SP Salazar
    SP Corbin
    RP Kimbrel
    RP McGee
    P T. Walker
    P Odorizzi
    P C.Rodon
    P Gausman
    Bench SP Berrios
    Bench SP Kennedy
    Bench RP Vizcaino
    Bench RP Tolleson
    DL SP E-Rod

      • Eric B says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey, enjoyed your podcast with JB…. it was definitely not Druuuurrrry lol.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  89. peacecoast says:
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    grey,

    12T mixed roto, 2 C league

    Derek Norris has been bad. Hold on and hope for regression to some non-shitty mean? waiver wire is full of absolute shite, maybe that guy you mentioned Nicholas to replace Norris? I have a week to figure it out.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @peacecoast: There should be someone hot on the wire or playing better than Norris right now,just swap him out

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: we only have weekly waiver pick ups. does that even matter? can i successfully stream C2 position all year in this format?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You don’t need to stream, just grab a catcher that is hot this week

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: thanks I think I get it, he has essentially become replacement level you are saying

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  90. M8tt says:
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    Which side for league with BB along with standard offence.

    Edwin
    Cargo
    K. Seager

    Betts
    Hosmer
    Longoria

  91. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Just call him O Shizz

  92. K dawg says:
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    I am a Todd Frazier owner. Is trading Longoria to get Colin McHugh a smart decision or do I need more?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @K dawg: McHugh is garbage you need more

  93. Paul says:
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    wong or brett lowrie

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Paul: Lawrie

    • Paul says:
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      @Paul: sorry lawrie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: Agree with F

  94. Chris says:
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    Castellanos, Moose, Lawrie ROS?

  95. Cabby says:
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    Nicholas or navarro in 2 cater league?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cabby: Try Brett Michaels

    • Cabby says:
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      @Cabby:
      Catcher

  96. Baseballer says:
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    I am a Todd Frazier owner. Would it be smart to trade Longoria to get Colin McHugh or do I need more

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Baseballer: Same question under 2 different names?

  97. Mike Ferrari says:
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    offered kluber for segura.. i know you’re a segura guy but thats a solid deal… kind of think he can keep this up though.. thoughts?

  98. Caesar says:
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    Keeper league where I’m thin at CI and MI and thick with OFs. Which of these offers do you like for McCutchen:

    A) Frazier and Vizcaino

    B) Duda, Forsythe, Madson

    C) None of the above

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Caesar: C.

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: YIKES!….C.

  99. Chosen 1 says:
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    14 team H2H Redraft OPS league

    Drury or Villar?

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chosen 1: Depends on needs…Villar for speed otherwise Drury

  100. Relsh says:
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    Trade Yasiel Puig for Zack Greinke? 6×6 H2H

  101. Chicken Dinner says:
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    OH-Shizz….

  102. Rica says:
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    Seager vs Moore
    Franco vs wacha
    Khris Davis vs iwakuma
    Which one

  103. Nelson says:
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    Start Quintana vs Boston tonight?

  104. OaktownSteve says:
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    If I could reboot my Razzball handle, I would go with “Batting second…Moredecai Brown.”

    Unsurprising news of the day: Angels to participate in Lincecum showcase. “You mean there’s a past his use by date ace who can’t break 85? Of course we’ll be there.”

    Miller Park does hurt Jimmy Nelson. 22 HRs allowed there in 29 career starts. However, he has an 8.05 K/9 career there as opposed to 6.63 on the road. He also has a 3.55 K/BB at home versus a 1.48 on the road. 1.134 home WHIP, 1.496 road WHIP. You get the picture. He likes beer and brauts.

    Cliché 101: It’s a game of adjustments. Kendall Graveman has been successful this year getting ahead early with his 92-93 sinker and then putting guys away with the improved cutter/slider. Last night through one stretch of the lineup, the Mariners had 8 of 9 guys in a row swing at the first pitch and used it to very good effect. Graveman pitched out of trouble last night. Could have been worse. Let’s see if he can make the adjustment and use some get over off speed to get ahead and pitch backwards a bit more.

    The story of Keuchel seems to be the 7.5% reduction in swings out of the strike zone. The 10% uptick in hard hit rate and the increase BBs would seem to correlate. Guys showing more patience in the AB and getting pitches with more of the plate.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      Also, Yonder Alonso told the SF Chronicle that a couple of the few Astros who reached base against Jesse Hahn said, “Wow” to his stuff. 97 on the gun his top velocity as an Athletic. The curveball and the change were both under control and the sinker induced double digit ground outs. I prefer Hahn to Manaea going forward. While Manaea gets insane movement on the fastball, he’s going to struggle to command it I think. Will probably have trouble getting deep in games. Won’t be awful.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: You see JB’s Manaea breakdown yesterday? Seemed pretty spot on… Agree on the other notes, Angels with Lincecum — ha! Oy

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Just took a look now. Yeah pretty good summary. I concur. Fangraphs similar take. As an A’s fan I hope we’re all wrong.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, could see that

  105. Mike says:
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    How crazy I am to consider streaming McHugh tonight? SON thinks I should

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Don’t know who he’s facing

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: McHugh vs MIN

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Mike:

      Not Manson crazy. More like Kramer goofy. I wouldn’t touch it unless you’re desperate for innings.

  106. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Read that Braun is dealing with General Soreness, but not Major Concern. I wonder if Private Matter feels this falls under HIPPA.

  107. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    start Tanner Roark today @KC? SON doesn’t like it but he’s been pretty good recently.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Bobbo: I am

  108. Ben says:
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    Obp league, offered Miggs and Kimbrel for Goldschmidt. Is Kimbrel worth the 1b downgrade?

  109. RIP Phife says:
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    Drop Dyson and Dickerson for Villar and K Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  110. Kory says:
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    Would you trade J. Zimmerman for Darvish?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  111. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    My OF is stacked with Cespedes, JustDongs, Polanco, Cain, Springer, Mazara, and Udobel. Would you move Cain for Corey Seager if you are thin at SS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Guay Frijoles

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Frijoles anything sounds delicious

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: Guy Frijoles?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Less delicious

              • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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                @Grey: Ha!

  112. Scott says:
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    Hi Grey. Which trade would be most fair? Fairest? Most fairest?

    DeGrom for Pujols
    DeGrom for Chris Davis
    DeGrom for Travis Shaw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      deGrom sides

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: So you’re saying I should try for better?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Scott:

      Depending on need I would consider deGrom for Orioles Chris Davis

      • Scott says:
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        @OaktownSteve: I need power for sure.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Scott:

          Then take Davis and his 60 homers *partly kidding partly not emoticon*

  113. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    If I were in a solo homerun only fantasy league, I would be the best fantasy baseballer who has ever existed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You own Longoria too?

  114. JJ says:
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    Which of these starts do you like best? De la Rosa goes again J-Fer FWIW
    R.De la Rosa @ MIA
    Conley vs ARI
    R.Hill @ BAL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conley

  115. K Dot C says:
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    Used to read the Yahoo writeups – much better and informative here/
    Just traded Jaime Garcia, Jake Odorizzi and Cody Allen for David Price, Steve Cischeck.
    Will I have traders remorse?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Trade sounds fine

    • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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      @K Dot C: those guys know how to type?

  116. Big league choo says:
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    10 team 6×6 OBP/QS

    Trying to make a trade for machado as my mi is weak

    Bryant/jo-fer/corbin for machado/smyly/Hill

    Bryant/Ventura/Matz for machado/porcello/hill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like 2nd one better for you

  117. omar says:
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    9 Team AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto:

    Give
    Aaron Sanchez
    Berrios
    (May throw in Doolittle for the hell of it)

    Get
    Salazar
    Boxberger

    Rest of staff:
    Smyly
    Darvish (DL)
    Moore
    Severino
    Manaea
    Snell
    Britton and Colome @ closer. Looking to lock up all the Ray’s saves. No other active ones except Doolittle, but based on his recent usage, his days of saves are over.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  118. Machado About Nothing says:
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    Great as always . Sorry about the breakup with Meseraco, he’s ugly anyway.

    In a keeper league, would you trade Edwin Encarnacion straight up for Jose Fernandez? Trying to improve my pitching this year and next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! That trade is fair, wouldn’t likely do it

  119. Don Majikowski says:
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    Pick 2 of 3

    Khris, Gattis, ARod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Gattis

    • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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      @Don Majikowski: a-roid hurt, backtrack if possible.

  120. OaktownSteve says:
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    Batty call today Alvarez against Severino.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      To stream or not to stream…Tropeano?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not I

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Grey:

          Ambush potential, but also Brewers bringing up marginal prospect from AAA so like the W potential. Mulling

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            JB was saying Guerra throws hard, sneaky NL-Only add… JB’s also a Brewers fan

            • Cram It says:
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              @Grey: 31 year old making his first major league start. +4 BB/9 across all levels. No thank you.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Maybe NL-Only, but yeah

  121. Jason says:
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    Back end of my rotation in a H2H league. I need 2 from Happ, Griffin, Chatwood, and Karns. Your picks? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Karns, Happ

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Jason:

      Can you stream Chatwood @SD today and then go another direction?

  122. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. need to drop one. k davis, deshiz or mazara?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShizz

  123. ERad says:
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    Picked up Domingo Santana and dropped Khris Davis yesterday morning. FML

    At least the Brewers scored 8 runs – oh look, Domingo scratched. FML

    Looks like it’s back to the seating chart for the wedding – FML

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! What table am I at?

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: Head table baby!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Next to the bride? Perfect!

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: No there is a table where you have to give head to anybody who sits there…Enjoy the wedding.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Looking forward to it!

              • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                @Grey: HA

  124. Big league choo says:
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    10 team 6×6 OBP / QS

    Bryant/matz/corbin or Betts/taijuan/pineda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

  125. Rhaoul Duke says:
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    Should I drop Cesar Hernandez for Jonathan Villar or Danny Santana? I am in need of stolen bases.

    • Rhaoul Duke says:
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      @Rhaoul Duke: Hernandez is only 2 for 6 on attempts. Odubel has taken over the leadoff role in Philly. I know J-Foh had high expectations for a steal total for Hernandez (40), but I am thinking it is time to move to Villar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  126. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Very nice write-up! The skinny and then some!

    a. Start Nola tonight @STL versus Wacha?

    b. Start Moore tonight at home versus LAD’s Scott Kazmir?

    c. N’Djamena was ok today. I met a Swiss guy named Benjamin on the flight over from Istanbul who swears that EVERYTHING in Chad can be solved! Like, if you need this moved here or to buy fruit at midnight or to occupy your hotel room at 08h00 even though it says earliest check-in time 12h00 on the very invoice you pay for!!! Imagine if they could apply this logic to fix their real problems! People would be flocking to its borders like folks in America to Taco Bell…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltXZD3sXcpA…’Member the ad? Ah, the late 80s and Reaganomics!

    d. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (May 3)

    Tripp: ‘Owner says our victim had 15 dates.’
    Horatio: ‘Well, you know what they say, Frank. (queue the sunglasses) Speed kills.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Sure B. Yes C. If anyone can fix Chad, it’s you, AG, I have faith! D. Ha!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Thanks. My wife told me that I should just ‘do my job’ and that I wasn’t sent there to change anything for the better. Given that my wife wears the pants in our relationship, I’ll just do my job.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Your wife is right, of course, don’t make anything better

        • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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          @Ante GALIC: My wife wears the pants in mine too, and I couldn’t be happier.

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Mrs.Featherbottom: ty. my wife wears the pants, i wear the slippers. so i’m the slipperer. that’s why i signed up seth smith!!

            cheers,
            ante

  127. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Grey,
    An annoying 2B question. I missed out on Lawrie, so would you want Walker or Castro? I have never liked Walker, but it’s hard to argue with production to date.

    Thanks very much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro

      • Yankee My Wanky! says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: With pleasure Mr. JeF!

    • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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      @Yankee My Wanky!: is that a 8 team league or a 6? walker not owned with all those homers. let me bet story got owned on like day 10 in that league right?

  128. Random Dude says:
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    Pujols for Conforto?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Random Dude: Conforto…LGM!!!

  129. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    ARod is 6/13 4 HR 4 BB off of Chris Tillman. Batty call much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is solid

  130. ryanoger says:
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    10 team h2h redraft

    c- Salty
    1- Rizzo
    2- Neil Walker
    SS- Corey Seager
    3- Machado
    OF- Marte, Braun, Heyward
    Util- Mazara, Moose

    Lawrie, Moose, K Davis, O Shizz, or Cast as a fill in for Heyward based on team above?

    thanks grey
    ryan

    • ryanoger says:
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      @ryanoger:

      I have VMart currently as Util not Moose, my bad!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: O Shizz is catching on already

  131. Frank Reynolds says:
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    Vasquez and cano for Degrom and one of NOLA/Kipnis/B Lawrie/Fowler

    Who wins and preference on the NOLA/Kipnis/B Lawrie/Fowler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeGrom…Kipnis, Lawrie, Fowler, Nola, any of them

      • Frank Reynolds says:
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        @Grey: Appreciate it. As always good read and great insight

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  132. ScottyB says:
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    Heyward worth dropping for K. Davis. Heyward has stunk and now has a bum wrist

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  133. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Nomar Mazara #1! USA! USA!USA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sounds suspiciously like Nikolai Volkoff when he was trying to fool everyone

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: My cover is blown. I don’t want to go back to motherland! They made me cage fight bears with one arm.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice fur hat, btw

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Grey: Genuine Rabbit!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Would’ve guessed chinchilla

              • Ralph Lifshitz

                Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                @Grey: That’s what I tell the girls

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  134. the grate one says:
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    hi grey. can you rank these guys youd want> I have an open OF and UTIL slot

    k.davis, arod, deshizz, grichuk, ozuna, bour
    thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, DeShizz

  135. ScreechOwl says:
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    Well, I won’t have to bug you about second base questions anymore.

    My league’s Dee Gordon owner dropped him, and because I won last year, I had the last pick in the draft this year and thus the first waiver priority. I started the year with zero players who will have 2b eligibility next year, and now I have two good ones!

    Once Gordon’s suspension is over, my entire infield should be on Yahoo’s “undroppable” list.

    This means that Rendon is droppable now. Should I go for Soler or Lance McCullers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers

      • ScreechOwl says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        I have a new second baseman with only an 80 game suspension, I got a reply from Internet Celebrity Gray, and the break room at work had free food this morning! It’s one of those good days!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Today is the day of dreams!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @ScreechOwl: McCullers

  136. rick carmichael says:
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    Kenta Maeda or Keuchel ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maeda

  137. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey

    Please rank the following for ROS:
    McHugh, Fiers, Fister, Rubby de la Rosa.

    Also, would you start Fister Friday at home vs the Mariners?

    (12-team H2H with QS)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh, Rubby….Sure

  138. Garrsh says:
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    got offered Corey Seager for Mazara

    currently my shortstop is semien. keeper pool both mazura and seager are $5

    do you do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Seager

  139. Game of Throws says:
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    His Taijuan Walker for my Trevor Story? (going to pick up Villar to replace SS)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  140. jal179 says:
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    10 teamer weekly h2h non-keeper 5X5 + Hits + OPS+ QS.

    What tier of OF to target for Matt Carpenter? Lorenzoish?

    Also, Panik! for Berrios fair? Their 2b Rendon and MI Addison

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try for Cain…. Panik/Berrios is fair

  141. Five-On-One says:
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    I am looking to pair Pineda with Fielder (two great buy-low opportunities) and see what kind of SP I can get back in return. Another owner has Chris Archer, Gerrit Cole, Jason Hammel, Matt Harvey, Matt Moore and Drew Smyly. Are there any of those SPs that you would not offer Pineda and Fielder for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take any of them….Cole, Harvey, Archer, first

  142. Dustin says:
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    gawd the baseball gods are frowning on me this year. to replace meso which would u go with?
    saltalamachia wieters norris martin gomes ramos realmoto swihart montero

    while im here dozier has sucked (except for yesterday) should i ride it out or replace him with which of the following:
    schoop,lawrie,kendrick, zobrist, phillips, panik, prado

    i try to only waste your time once or twice a season but i greatly appreciate the advice. last year your 1 piece of advice was instrumental in helping me get 2nd overall. too bad harper picked championship week to suck or it wouldve been more.

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Dozier… Realmuto

  143. ebudz says:
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    10 team (3 keeper) ESPN H2H Points

    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)

    (1) C: Posey
    (1) 1B: Abreu
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Correa
    (1) 3B: Seager
    (3) OF: Trout, J.D. Martinez, Brantley
    (1) UT: Piscotty
    Bench: (n/a)

    Available Bats (% owned) – Yelich, LeMahieu, Eaton, Calhoun, Crawford, Panik, Grichuk, Lawrie, Span, Tomas, C. Santana, V-Mart, B. Hamilton..
    Watch List – B. Lawrie, D. Santana, Ozuna, Souza, DeShields, K. Davis, Soler

    I’ve had a close eye on Khris Davis (64 pts total) since I dropped him a month ago and yesterday I asked if I should be adding Lawrie (86 pts) or DeShields (58 pts) over Piscotty (94 pts) at UTIL but you advised me to hold Piscotty. What say Grey now? Piscotty does have like 30 more points than Davis on the season but last week they scored about the same. Is it time to add Davis again?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try Davis, sure

  144. Robert Norton says:
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    What is wrong with Correa?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, it’s a slump

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Robert Norton:

      What’s wrong with the Astros? Just terrible all around.

  145. Not sure which top 5 round pick I regret more, Cole or AuShiz

    Probably Cole – I can’t help but think AuShiz is gonna go bonkers for a month straight, while Cole has given me very little to be confident in. Walking the lead-off batter in damn near every inning is not a good way to keep your WHIP or ERA down.

    Agh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, it’s early

  146. Mrs. Kimmel says:
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    Young man,

    I just swapped jean-marie gomez and Jason hammel for Yo Darvish and a fellow named Oh. My girlfriend Grace down in Daytona says this is a 12 team 5×5 roto league, but she’s for Hillary so who knows!

    Is this fair and balanced? Also, what do I do if the computer makes a buzzing noise when I type?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Sounds solid

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Mrs. Kimmel: THIS IS EFFN EPIC!!!!!

  147. OaktownSteve says:
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    Unsettling speculation that Delino gets sent down when Choo comes back. They like his speed (off the bench, which is bad enough) but they like that Rua can play 1st base.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blech

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grey: Mazara #1! USA!USA!USA!

        • rick carmichael says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: have lots of steals and got offered Choo for my delino… feeling like its a no brainer

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Did you see the bonehead plays he made yesterday? He got caught trying to tag from 1st to 2nd which ended the inning and caused a run to come off the board that had tagged from 3rd. Maybe it was the 1st base coach who sent him but still.

      J-Lo sized but… they put him right back in the lineup today. Not the best of omens considering his overall struggles though. I still have to think that Delino gets most of the starts in center but it has officially moved into an orange level alert!

  148. Hometown Heroes says:
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    Would you trade Springer for Correa in a 12 team roto. I have Alcides Escobar, Addison Russell and Segura in the MI but am stacked in the OF. J Upton, Blackmon, Springer, Mazara, Braun, Fowler, Dyson & Reddick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  149. Rica says:
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    Marte vs arrieta
    Seager vs Moore
    Or Franco vs wacha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  150. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    When I’m on the fence about dropping a pitcher that I am forced to bench I always look at his upcoming schedule to decide. Most have already dropped Severino. In my 12 team I am straddling aforementioned fence. I really don’t want to drop him but I don’t trust him to start him.

    Next 11 games:
    @Baltimore – sit
    home v. Boston – sit
    home v. White Sox – sit
    @Arizona – start
    home v. Toronto – sit
    @Tampa Bay – start
    @Baltimore – sit
    home v. Angels – start, I guess
    @Colorado – sit
    home v. Texas – start, but don’t want to
    @White Sox – sit
    home v. Colorado – start, but don’t want to

    Some of that may be out of order, but he’s no Ace and he isn’t in the NL-East. I too am joining the drop party, regardless of what he does tonight in B-more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him

      • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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        @Grey:

        He had an awful night. The God’s bless you, sir.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And also with you!

  151. PB&J says:
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    My Braun and Burn for his Brantley and VMart. What do you think, kind sir?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • PB&J says:
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      @PB&J: btw it’s an OPS league that counts Ks as a negative.

      • PB&J says:
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        @PB&J: Thanks, Grey.

  152. Matt says:
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    10 team H2H, 6×6 (OPS+QS)

    C Castillo
    1B Goldschmidt
    2B Odor
    3B Arenado
    SS Suarez
    CI Encarnacion
    MI Forsythe
    OF Blackmon, Brantley, Kemp, Conforto
    UT Piscotty, Mazara
    Bn Drury

    SP Harvey, Fernandez, Kluber, Lester, Cole, Rodon, Eickhoff (DL: Carrasco)
    RP Britton, Allen, Colome, Betances

    1. Would you trade Harvey and Allen to receive Votto and Liriano?

    2. If so, would you try to follow up with a deal like Mazara+___ for someone in the Richards, Wacha tier?

    Many thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No

  153. Don says:
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    Want to get rid of Seager or Lindor with Arcia waiting in the wings

    See any trades with these players
    Kipnis, shark, cueto, puig, cespedes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager or Lindor for Yoenis

  154. Fungazi says:
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    I know sample size and such, but interesting Keuchel stats:

    2012 – 5.27 ERA, 1.55 WHIP
    2013 – 5.15 ERA, 1.54 WHIP
    2016 – 5.11 ERA, 1.57 WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s garbage

  155. Bob says:
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    Hi Grey, have a trade question for you. In a 12 team h2h keeper league, 7×7 (bb’s and slg added for hitting) and qs instead of wins, what side of this trade would you take?
    I give Abreu, Lester, and Mazara and get Goldy and jason hammel.

    3 of league, left with marte, Braun, pence, Brantley and fowler. Lester is also my #4 starter so I can afford to lose him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy side

      • Bob says:
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        @Grey: thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  156. John says:
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    Earlier today we eliminated few points lg OF, with no K penalties top two?

    Deshizz Davis Dickerson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not DeShizz

      • John says:
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        @Grey: Got Drury cause multi eligibility and hes swinging hot bat, also have pollock waiting for some arms to come off DL and swap in a points KEEPER. Get to keep 8 only. For 2b i have russell and SS i have story. I currently have 8-10 guys i would think to keep with pollock bing one of them but having hard time dropping him in this format when he can be on my DL in less than a month or so.

        Try to hold pollock?

        Drop Drury for OF above and just stick with Russell at 2b?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stick with Russell… Try to hold Pollock

  157. Should i drop Ketel Marte or Marcus Semien for Villar at SS? 14 Team 25 man roster DYNASTY. I bought on Semien bc of your love early but do I go for the SAGNOF option here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien

      • @Grey: Thank you for being the man. You have helped me win tens of dollars and for that I do not know how I will ever repay you.

  158. Dommattingly says:
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    I have Rizzo, W Myers, and Teix at first. Drop Teix for K Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  159. Rusty says:
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    I currently have 0 bench bats. Would you drop Osuna and pick up Krush for a bench bat?

    My OF is Just Dong, Betts, Braun, Kemp, and Parra! Pujols is in Util FWIW

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Rusty says:
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        @Grey: Thank you sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  160. Don says:
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    What kind of deal would you make with these players

    Willing to give up Corey seager, Brandon belt, jd Martinez, marte, trout, Lindor, Joe Ross, gausman, Rodon, Pomeranz,Nola, Salazar

    His team
    Votto, altuve, Lester, Hammell, Velasquez, odorizzi, Aaron Sanchez

    See any trade you would try and make? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea what you need

      • Don says:
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        @Grey: 2b, upgrade pitching a little

  161. ERad says:
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    Pulling a Costanza and starting Severino tonight

    With the way this week is going, time to start doing the opposite.

    This may be my last comment for a while

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll miss you

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: Pray for me

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Always!

  162. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! His Melky Cabrera and Carlos Santana for my David Peralta and Suarez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eugenio

  163. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    BT Dubs – just picked up this LP –

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

    • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom:

      Yeah – Grey’s influence got me when another post of his referenced Peter Gabriel’s Games Without Frontiers. Hadn’t heard that song in 30 years. Have already listened to it three times in the past two days….tha bahstid!

  164. Chad Bowling says:
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    Should I deal Diaz, Dickerson and Frazier for K. Seager, Kluber and A. Wood. I would pick up Schoop or someone to play 2B and have ebough OF to lose Dickerson (Heyward, MArte, J.D.). My SP arent that solid.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  165. ryanoger says:
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    McCullers or Ryu better DL stash…I think you said McCullers, correcto?

    thanks as always

    • muskysmell says:
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      @ryanoger:

      definitely McCullers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers

  166. H town hoodlums says:
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    Tell me what you think of my team please! 10 H2H points. Uber competitive
    Do you like my hitters or my pitching staff more?

    “Yawn” Gomes
    Abreu-(just bought low on him. Traded Brantley straight across)
    Murphy
    Arenado
    Story
    Cespedes
    Springer
    Trout
    Utility:Pujols

    Sale
    Syndergaard
    Cole
    Lester
    Matz
    RP:Familia
    RP:A.Miller/Chapman

    • muskysmell says:
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      @H town hoodlums:

      Good on HRs, really light on SBs

      Trade your stacked pitching for hitting

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks solid, bit stronger on pitching than hitting but it’s shallow

  167. Heisenberg says:
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    Thanks for the best fantasy site on the web. BTW, I am set on good OF’s. Should i offer to trade Puig for Darvish? Before I offered it I wanted to see what Mr. Grey thought.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take Darvish

  168. Big league choo says:
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    10 team ops/qs h2h

    1) Buy harvey or cole?
    2) Bryant/ventura/matz or betts/harvey

    • Oppo Taco says:
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      @Big league choo: 1) buy both…..Harvey
      2) Betts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole… Betts

  169. JoeG414 says:
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    Batty Call Today : 6×6 roto
    Matt Adams home vs Nola
    O.Arcia away vs McHugh
    Plouffe away vs McHugh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Two days in a row ! Let’s go baby !

  170. david says:
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    Grey,
    I’m in a 12 team H2h Yahoo 5×5 league. Is Yordano Ventura worth holding? Or should he be dropped in 12 teamers? I’d only be looking to stream out of that spot. There isn’t better options available right now. He is frustrating to own but I know the upside. I read an article about how his velocity gets better as the weather warms up. Not sure if that’s accurate or not but it’s interesting nonetheless. I’d be kicking myself if he starts pitching like he did in the 2nd half last year. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Likely dropped

  171. Great White North says:
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    My 4 SP in an RCL are Archer, Cueto, Liriano, and Odorizzi. Should I swing some deals to be less invested in the AL East arms from Tampa or just hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you can, sure

  172. greg says:
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    A) If Berrios had great control in minors, do you think it might be nerves or adjustment? I’m still hopeful.

    B) If you had to pick one, no one category but overall, Villar, Wong, Forsythe, JBaez, ARussell.(2b). Won’t ask ROS, but who do you like to have best chance of breaking out and having big season. …

    C) You are holding Berrios, but not starting for now. Doing the same with Rodon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nerves… Villar… Why are you dropping Rodon?

  173. Do you have a Reggie Candy Bar? I’m 45 and they were popular when I was between 5-7 years old..And a cut out card off a old Twinkie box from the same era..
    Your card OCD sounds very similar to mine.
    I bought two boxes of the Fleer Premiere set in 1989 and managed to snag the whole set for $40 and it’s now worth over $15 Large…I almost sold it for $50 like the dunce I could be in my George Brett stalking, like you with Reginald Martinez Jackson-

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Polka: I spent months, and likely hundreds of my parents $, searching for the elusive Billy Ripken “Rick Face” 1989 Fleer card.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do, I have a wrapper…and a Twinkie card… I got it all, man, telling you

  174. Don says:
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    Realmuto batting lead off let’s go !

  175. Brett says:
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    Grey, Who do you like going forward Ventura or Nola?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola

  176. muskysmell says:
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    I’d just like to share my frankencatcher adventures this year because they have been absolutely hilarious…
    I’ve essentially been playing without a catcher all year so far.

    Check out my catcher moves in my weekly lineup league:
    Week 1: (Drafted Schwarber) He sucked briefly then went down with season ender
    Week 2: Dropped Schwarb and picked up Hundley. Briefly sucked and went down with a concussion
    Week 3: Dropped Hundley and picked up Montero. Sucked and played sparingly that week.
    Week 4: Picked up Wilson Ramos, dude doesn’t even play because of bereavement
    Week 5: I’m not even gonna do anything cuz what’s the point?

    HAHA…you cannot make that up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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      @muskysmell: hundley has done just fine when playing, even on road.

  177. Reid says:
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    Would you consider Jimmy Nelson, Nicasio, Pomeranz, Finnegan, or Hill as being “must-own?”

    I currently have Noah, Quintana, Berrios, Manaea, Joe Ross, Aaron Sanchez, Salazar, and Liriano.

    11-team keeper league

    • muskysmell says:
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      @Reid:

      You could probably keep 2 or 3 (Hill, Nicasio, Nelson probably) and stream the rest.

      Finnegan is definitely not a must-own. And I’d put Manaea in that first group as well as streamers until proven otherwise.

      • muskysmell says:
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        @muskysmell:

        Berrios too

        11-team league means so many options off the waiver wire

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

  178. Oppo Taco says:
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    Corbin has to ride the pine tonight, right? I know the matchup is fine but he hasn’t shown anything

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  179. OaktownSteve says:
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    Machado at SS tonight. Looks like the SS eligible gonna happen.

    • muskysmell says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      I traded Machado for J. Arrieta last year in my keeper league just as he went on his historic run…and I rode him to a 2nd place finish.
      Jake’s still been money this year (can’t complain really) but man, still hurts losing Manny.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @muskysmell:

        If it’s a keep forever there will come a day to rue. But for now it’s not a disaster.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  180. Frank Lynch says:
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    Hey grey.. Would you drop tomlin for Fiers tomorrow? I would still have tomlin tonight and the son loves Fiers tomorrow. I just have to chance getting Tomlin back for Sunday which he’s liked

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  181. OaktownSteve says:
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    Matt Harvey getting IV fluids for flu like symptoms. He better punk the Bravos even sick or I’m downgrading him to “Robin.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  182. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    Segura out tonight with “hip issue”, hope that doesn’t become a thing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blech

  183. OaktownSteve says:
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    I realized today that there is a category of injury reporting that falls between battling and nursing. That’s “dealing with”. So you have your never get off the field battlers. You have your nursing Els types. Then most people just fall into the sensible “dealing with”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a matter of outlook, isn’t it?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        some people view the hamstring as half pulled?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, how oblique is this situation?

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Now you’re off on a tangent.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Askew you!

  184. Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    Keep forever 10-team points league.

    My team:
    C-Wellington
    1B- Abreu
    2B- Castro
    SS- Correa
    3B- Arenado
    MI- Cozart
    CI- Miggy
    OF- Stanton
    OF- Springer
    OF- Polanco
    OF- Mazara
    OF- Hanley
    UTIL- Drury

    SP- Strasburg
    SP- Harvey
    SP- Salazar
    SP- Matz
    SP- Rodon
    SP- Richards
    SP- Ventura
    SP- Velasquez
    SP- Berrios
    SP- J. Ross
    DL- Darvish

    I trade Stanton, Harvey, Darvish
    I get Betts, Syndergaard, Conforto

    Betts has scored 137 pts to date
    Stanton has scored 117 to date (due to k’s/average/lineup).

    Do I have the SP depth to take this deal and not look back?

    Thanks for the killer write up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      Solid handle.

      • Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Hey thanks, fellas! Billy Joel is pretty cool for being so uncool.

  185. J Gomez and Hammel for Darvish and Oh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Darvish, it’s fair

    • Mrs. Kimmel says:
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      @Wake Up: The mouse has a little wheel you can use to make your screen go up and down. I just found mine last week. I can send my nephew over if you need help, dear. He set up my betamax player.

  186. Domingo plays the trumbone, I like him even more now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is that a line from Nice n Smooth?

      • @Grey: My rhymes are stronger than ammonia…

        No, I just heard him playing the trumbone. Not bad.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dizzy Gillespie plays the sax (not really)

          • @Grey: Spring again…and I’m feeling fine!

            btw, how many times can you get away with just spelling out N-i-c-e?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m hype so?

  187. OaktownSteve says:
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    I liked him better when he was Joey Bats. Not enjoying Joey Gets Non-Productive Plate Appearances.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They cracked down too hard on the flips

  188. hankg says:
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    Looking to grab one of the following to fill-in for Heyward while he is out: K. Davis, Pillar, Herrera, Villar or Deshields. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  189. .313 .376 .687 .446 160 11 HRs

    .271 .385 .659 .423 160 9 HRs

    On the top is numbers from Nolan

    underneath, some Harper numbers

    Anyone that mad if they went Nolan first overall…over Trout and Harper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nolan’s carried my RCL team…Since I’m only in 5th you can imagine how the rest if faring

      • @Grey: Ooooofffa…

        I feel like I’ve been hearing nothing but Harper so far this season…I needs more Nolan hype!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The Torenado!

  190. Strawberry pop tarts says:
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    Drop one manaea, Hendricks, Pom ….?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom

  191. greg says:
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    So to be clear on earlier post, you’d choose Villar over Forsythe going forward?

    Also, regarding Rodon, not dropping him. Wondered if you were skipping a start to see if he gets his control back again. ……

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar, yes…. Rodon’s walk rate is near his career high

      • @Grey: I couldn’t get one taker on my Quintana > Rodon bet??? Even though I couldn’t find one place where Rodon wasn’t ranked higher…

        I think Quintana is the last SP who hasn’t given up a HR yet…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Rodon

          • @Grey: Check the tape…I asked you!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m going for it now, and the deck is stacked against me more now! Now, now

  192. Maximumxpower says:
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    I dropped DeShields for Odubel last week, in a OBP league I’m liking what he’s dishing out.

  193. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Rich Hill or A.J Griffin?

    • Scott Kimmel says:
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      Grey

      if Grffin, is he holding the rotation spot until darvish comes back?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Likely

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        THanks Grey

        When Boxberger returns from the DL which holds guy should I drop to activate him? Carson Smith or Siegrist?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cross that when we come to it

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            ok sounds good thanks grey

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Grey

            Verlander is killing me yet again. He is so Jekyll and hyde!!!! Is it time to cut him loose? I doubt anyone in my league wants him

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I wouldn’t own him

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                ok i dont know who to pick up if I drop Verlander. My choices are:

                Estrada
                Roark
                Griffin
                Happ
                Conley

                Or is there someone you know that I am missing?

                • Snyders of hanover says:
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                  @Scott Kimmel:

                  Bro

                  you need to learn to make your own decision. You learn a lot from making the wrong ones. So don’t be afraid to make some on your own. Also try and keep it to 3 or so questions a day. Let Grey live a little and not have to answer ever little question.

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    well excuse the hell out of me

                    • The Harrow says:
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                      @Scott Kimmel: don’t respond to those people. roark.

  194. Brett says:
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    Grey

    12 team roto daily league. Category for saves and one for holds. Would you trade Ventura and Jepsen for Grienke? Would you trade them for carrasco?

    My staff: J Fer, Salazar, Ventura, Nola, Rodon, Matz, Tolleson, Dyson, Colome, McGee, Neris. DL: McCullers and Street

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Carrasco

      • Brett says:
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        @Grey: Grey you would rather trade for Carrasco instead of Grienke?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  195. Let us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    20 teamer with holds, siegrist got dropped. drop any of these for him, cedeno, treinen, lowe, peralta, storen. also saves, and i went one pick higher on storen than i probably should’ve as berrios went right after that, and then storen lost his job from no fault of his own about 4 days later. now have no saves (20 team roto).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Siegrist over Treinen

  196. jonathan A says:
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    Adrian Gonzalez for Garret richards?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gonzalez

  197. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    I benched Polanco tonight against Arrieta..Souza in his place…Hopefully won’t regret it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I considered it, couldn’t bring myself to do it

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: I was back and forth we shall see

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh for 1 so far, unless your league counts hard grounders to the 2nd baseman

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: How did you know!!!

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Grey: I put him in and out of my line up like 3 times today…couldn’t make up my mind

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I benched DeShizz for him, still early!

    • Knucks says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: same, benched him for khris. Hoping to get on the bus at the right time while he’s hot

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Knucks: I’m rooting for ya lol….Just thought he was less likely to have a big night so went with my gut..My gut may take me straight to the bowl to rock the hoop.

  198. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    Don’t give Bryce Harper the night off!
    At bedtime on April 23rd, Bryce Harper was hitting .311 with 8HR 15RUNS and 23RBI with an other-worldly SLG of .803 and an OPS of 1.200. So what does the lizard do!? Bench him! To give him some rest!
    What has Bryce done since!?? In his last seven games he is 3 for 23 with 1 run and 1 RBI!
    Thanks LIZARD! Well done! Manage him like he’s 38 years old and needs a day off here and there.

    Don’t talk to me about the pinch hit HR on April 24th. I want to pinch hit the lizard in his nutsack!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  199. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    Don’t give Bryce Harper the night off!
    At bedtime on April 23rd, Bryce Harper was hitting .311 with 8HR 15RUNS and 23RBI with an other-worldly SLG of .803 and an OPS of 1.200. So what does the lizard do!? Bench him! To give him some rest!
    What has Bryce done since!?? In his last seven games he is 3 for 23 with 1 run and 1 RBI!
    Thanks LIZARD! Well done! Manage him like he’s 38 years old and needs a day off here and there.

    • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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      @Hieronymous Lohse: Ahh! double post! So sorry! That’s back to double A shizz right there. Sorry Grey*.

      *……..big fan……….

  200. herschel says:
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    @Grey: any interest in John Lamb starting for the reds today? lefty with some k-potential? couldnt find much on the site on him….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s an NL-Only play

  201. Russell says:
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    Grey,
    Just want to make sure this trade that I have pending now is in my favor.
    12 Team H2H Categories

    I give: Kemp
    Hanley
    Wainwright
    Smyly

    I get: Au Shizz
    A. Jones
    Greinke

    I absolutely fleeced this guy correct?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

      • Russell says:
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        My thoughts as well. Thanks!

  202. royce! says:
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    I just saw that the fangraphs WAR leader is Dexter Fowler. Would’ve never guessed, but then again, I don’t own him anywhere.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      WAR what is it good for?

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @royce!: His OBP was nearly .500 through April.

  203. OaktownSteve says:
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    If a guy is described as Jekyll and Hyde, which is better. Hyde seems like an incredible hulk like figure. Would this not be a better mold for a ball player than some nerd with glasses and a lab coat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      As a Jewish mother would say, always go with the Doctor

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @OaktownSteve: That or Laverne and Shirley

  204. Wowm says:
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    What’s mazara’s outlook in a 10 team keep forever league.. . #2 OF upside? #3?

    Same league 10 team keep forever (can keep 6)

    Mazara, Salazaar, Liriano for Chris Davis /grienke

    Mazara, kl über, Roark for Chris Davis/ grienke

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      #1

  205. OaktownSteve says:
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    This not just now in but in…Kazmir is fully baked. Cooked that is, I say cooked, son.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s injured

  206. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    1) Tough watching Verlander pitch. Not because he’s past his prime, but because after you see a dude’s nude selfie, you just can’t look at that dude the same way.
    2) Will you (and any others) join me in the free Gregory Polanco movement? Matt Joyce is hitting cleanup in front of him tonight. Hurdle has gone too far with the comedy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  207. Cram It says:
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    Just caught this tidbit on the O’s broadcast. The home plate umpire (Marquez?) was cited as being graded the most favorable umpire towards hitters in the majors. Wonder if there could be anything to that for fantasy/DFS purposes. Not that I’m gonna do the research on it…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, in related news, Marquez is long overdue for an eye exam

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: No doubt! The comment came after Severino threw a pitch down the middle of the plate, called a ball because McCann was set up inside. What a jerk.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hank Conger could’ve framed it!

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: You and your Hank Conger. 25th overall pick in 2006…just give him a chance!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s all he needs!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              And a non-girl throwing arm

  208. The Great Knoche says:
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    Rizzo looked really ginger running after that

  209. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Rickie Weeks batting cleanup for the DBacks. Not good enough to play weekly but good enough to bat 4th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  210. danny almonte says:
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    Need SP, what targets for J.Upton? Im thick at OF and we count hitting Ks so that hurts Uptons value…

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @danny almonte: You’d be selling very low.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar?

  211. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Joc with a HR vs a lefty. Lets stop this strict platoon, thank you.

  212. OaktownSteve says:
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    Matt Harvey…you fail to inspire. You don’t give up hits to Reid Brigniac. The guy sounds like generic congac.

    You got any cognac?

    No but there may be a little brigniac in the back of the cupboard.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Harvey was so lucky to get out of that inning… How about Mallex looking like less of a hitter than the pitcher?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Mallex looks like the before picture in a Dee Gordon before and after public service announcement.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha

        • herschel says:
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          @OaktownSteve: you sure you didnt mean “after” picture? mallex takes harvey deep.

    • Wowm says:
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      @OaktownSteve: wasn’t there some story that he was receiving fluids before the game or something?

      I mean what happened to this guy?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Wowm:

        Yeah he was getting an IV. His velocity is down from last year. My guess is that at some point he’s going to dial it in. He had a messed up spring because he can’t figure out how to use the bathroom and got rained out down there a couple of times. I feel like it’s maybe just the typical “dead arm” period.

        • Wowm says:
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          @OaktownSteve: I hope. Traded joc pederson for him in a keeper league and don’t want to regret it

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @OaktownSteve: Yeah he’s topping out at 93 so far

  213. Wowm says:
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    Joc pederson starting to turn things around/ I noticed he’s been taking more walks and striking out less… Still platoons it seems like

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Wowm: Yeah I own him in an RCL..Mostly platooning..I got Mazara and Odubel as extra bats so gives me options..Sitting in 2nd right now..I’m comin for that number 1 SPOTTTT!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wowm: Goddammit. I benched him because a lefty was on the bump and didn’t think he’d start.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Cram It: same

    • Cram It says:
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      Rendon off the schnide!

  214. Polish Neighbor is watching says:
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    Herrro!
    Keuchel (ewww) for Porcello?
    Or wait for a one good start from Dallas and get moarrrrr?

  215. OaktownSteve says:
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    Trumbo’s HR the hardest hit this season at 112.9 MPH.

    Yeah Baltimore was a good fit for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Missed it, watching Harvey fail to bunt

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        How does Wisler look. He’s the most interesting of the totally uninteresting Braves to me.

        • Cram It says:
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          @OaktownSteve: I’m running him out there for his two start week in Scout. Fingers crossed!

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Cram It:

            Mets have been jumping on guys early. Have to feel good about the first trip through the lineup.

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @OaktownSteve:

              Though two walks to open the 4th

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @OaktownSteve:

                Pitched out of it. Nice.

                • Cram It says:
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                  @OaktownSteve: I hope they pull him after 5 with a shutout, I don’t care that he has a no-no going.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He looks solid, hitting 94, some back up curve action, I own him in two leagues so was watching

        • The Harrow says:
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          @OaktownSteve: i’m seeing a bunch of lineouts, that’s not good.

  216. OaktownSteve says:
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    What does Ray Searage have against Jon Niese?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What does anyone have for Niese?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @OaktownSteve: The Pirates Pitch Doctor…The secret to their success doesn’t love the BB. That and he’s a lefty

  217. OaktownSteve says:
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    Cleveland radio announcer calling out Detroit for having the most crooked mayors of all times. I wasn’t aware that crooked mayors was a Detroit meme.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Everything is crooked in Detroit, only way to survive

    • The Harrow says:
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      @OaktownSteve: shouldn’t have anything to do with the Tigers though.

  218. OaktownSteve says:
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    Billy Hamilton pulled with undisclosed injury. Gordon plus Hamilton 4.5% of all MLB steals last year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So true

    • dk says:
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      @OaktownSteve: And Pollock was #4 in the majors. Guess who has 2 of these 3? I love fantasy baseball!

  219. OaktownSteve says:
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    Man Harvey really must be sick.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Francouer, D’arnaud, Brignac…maybe he is just sick of Frenchmen

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He looks so whatever

  220. swaggerjackers says:
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    Villar with another stolen base!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love it!

      • swaggerjackers says:
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        @Grey:

        Odubel and Villar.

        Delivering on the promises of DeShields and Ketel!

    • Cram It says:
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      @swaggerjackers: I’ll take a shot to that! And an Islanders goaaaaaaaaal!

      • swaggerjackers says:
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        @Cram It: Enjoy!

      • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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        @Cram It: too many goals allowed by both of those teams this year. and NYI gotta remember TB is doing this to them without TB’s best player.

        • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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          @Montezuma’s Revenge…right now: i mean in this year’s series here, bishop esp but greiss as well during season were great.

  221. Primetime says:
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    Grey, realmuto or Martin?
    10 team keeper Obp
    Martin is playing awful and I need a catcher.

    How to I get posey? Who do I propose ?

    I own
    Martin
    Rizzo
    Seagura
    Story
    Longoria
    Polanco
    Marte
    Cespedes
    V Mart

    Bench
    Dozier
    Castro
    Mazara
    Ellsbury
    Upton j
    Ramus

    Bench pitchers
    Berrios

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Realmuto, forget Posey

  222. Don says:
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    Drop deshields for mallex?

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Don: even if this could be a yes (it wouldn’t be) inciarte party back soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  223. Duda says:
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    Time to pick Corbin back up?
    Gets braves and Giants next?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you like

    • swaggerjackers says:
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      @Duda: 3 earned runs in 5.1 innings against the Marlins with 4 Ks tonight.

      He could be a good stream against ATL and SON likes it….but I’m not impressed.

  224. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I wish I could pick Matt Moore back up so I could drop him again, but this I won’t have to go through the process of questioning his parentage and chromosome count for a second time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  225. Brett says:
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    Grey

    Quick follow up from an earlier question. 12 team roto daily league. Category for saves