Devon Travis was activated from the DL yesterday (1-for-4, 1 run).  Be interesting to see what he can do in his return from shoulder surgery.  Shoulder surgery never really stopped anyone from doing well before.  “Yes, Michael Brantley?  Ask your question.  Okay, if you’re not going to ask your question, at least put your arm down.  You can’t put down your arm?  Oh.”  The Blue Jays said that Travis could move up the order soon, and hit leadoff.  No way, Azul Jays!  You mean Jose Bautista isn’t a leadoff hitter?  That’s downright shocking.  I never would’ve guessed that.  Shiver me Timberlands, and stockpile my hatch chiles before Trump kicks New Mexico out of the union.  There’s been a lot of talk in the comments about how unenthused I am for Travis, and it’s not entirely true.  I would take a flyer on him in all leagues, but it takes hitters a while to return from shoulder surgery, so I’d tempura my expectations.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Russell Martin – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and two homers (1, 2), and off the schneid.  That was the Jays’ 48th game of the season.  Figure each game is roughly 150 minutes, so that’s roughly 7200 hours of baseball, which means it took him 7199.5 less hours to get lucky with Alyssa Milano.  Once again, hitting a baseball is the hardest thing to do in modern sports.

Michael Saunders – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .312, as he hit cleanup yesterday.  The Jays lineup is an ever-growing entity like Madonna’s biceps.

Troy Tulowitzki – Sitting out with a tight quad.  There will be a 15-day DL stint in his future, but this doesn’t sound like it’s going to be the one.

Marco Estrada – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 2.76 vs. Ivan Nova – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.65.  Fun fact!  Marco Nova is a form of Marco Polo astronauts play in space.

Didi Gregorius – 3-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .275.  Didi, Didi, Didi, can’t you see?  Sometimes your homers don’t inspire me.

Chase Headley – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  Hey, JayWrong got a homer!

Eduardo Rodriguez – Looked solid in Triple-A for the first time since he’s been rehabbing.  Definitely worth stashing.  Or even mustache’ing, which is the act of placing your Pekingese just over a picture to make it seem like someone has a mustache.

Dustin Pedroia – Pulled from the game with hamstring tightness.  Hamstring feels generous with Pedroia, Baco’s Bacon Bit tightness?

Xander Bogaerts – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer, hitting .349.  Way too early for next year debate:  Xander or Correa in 2017?  I think it’s still gonna be Correa, but Bogaerts is making it close.

Steven Wright – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.52.  Steven Wright’s knuckler defies the laws of gravity and penal code if the catcher is not wearing a protective cup.

Jed Lowrie – 2-for-4 as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Get Lowrie…Till all skeet skeet skeet skeet skeet goddamn!”

Khris Davis – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer.  Sonavabench!  I don’t even know why he was on my bench.  I got too many teams!

Leonys Martin – Stole his 8th base then left with a tweaked hamstring.  No, take my hamstring, I don’t need it!

Adam Lind – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 6 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homers.  Like a beaver preacher, can I get an A-dam?!  He only had two hits in the last week, so two homers goes a long way towards someone getting hot, but he wasn’t hot coming into this game.

Nelson Cruz – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Still hitting homers every few days, but no five homers in six games stretch yet, but it’s coming.  I know it is (yes, I’m partly saying this to jinx him since I don’t own him).

Robinson Cano – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 14th homer.  So far he’s been well worth the subscription to Tidal.

Gregory Polanco – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 7th steal.  My daisy is all out of petals and I’ve left off on, “He loves me not,” so I’m going to the florist to buy another daisy.  And Cougs says I never buy flowers!

David Freese – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Hey, it’s the old number three hitter.  Yeah, I don’t know how that was a thing either.  He wouldn’t even be a three hole hitter on the Padres.

Jean Segura – Said he avoided a concussion.  He then put his pants on over his head.

Rubby de la Rosa – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  Pitch like that and you can Rubby all by yourself, Mr. de la Rosa.  Damn, I just got all Rosie Perez on his ass.

Shelby MillerDiamondbacks GM, Dave Stewart, said Miller might be demoted.  Listen, no one could’ve seen this coming, except for anyone with even a rudimentary understanding of pitchers’ stats.  But no one else really.

Yasmany Tomas – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  This was his 2nd hit in a week, so far from Yes, many.

Yasmani Grandal – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting .192.  Well, at least he won’t cause any catcher questions.  Yes, mani.

Yasiel Puig – Benched yesterday and it turns out he was removed from Tuesday’s game due to a lack of hustle not due to an awkward slide.  In related news, Dave Roberts is a very selective bar mitzvah DJ, “More hustle, less slide!”

Hyun-Jin Ryu – Threw four scoreless innings in Triple-A, reminding people to stash him on your DL now.  By the way, why isn’t he Hyun-Ho Jin?  A curious ignorant person is asking.

Scott Kazmir – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA down to 4.84.  Going into yesterday’s game, his career ERA was exactly 4.00 in 1605 IP.  I would’ve guessed that number would’ve been lower, wouldn’t you?  Any hoo!  Nuff about ancient history.  What can he do this year?  Actually, goes back to history; a 4.00 ERA sounds about right.  Solid in matchups, like last night, and not safe at all in his next start in Wrigley.

Dan Straily – 7 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.98.  Okay, but he goes to Coors next, so don’t bother.

Rickie Weeks – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  Wanna hear something real sad?  I own Weeks in one league.  And it’s not in a throwback 2007 league either.

Christian Yelich – Remained out of the lineup with back spasms.  He’s officially the youngest person ever with back problems, aside from that girl in high school that fell out of the local carnival tea cup ride.  We were all praying for you, Karen!

Giancarlo Stanton – Has soreness in his right side.  Please let Giancarlo continue to give me the O face and not have a problem with the O word.

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and hitting .331.  Being a hitting coach is kinda like being a fantasy baseball ‘pert.  “Ooh, I picked Polanco to break out!/Ooh, I got Ozuna to hit!”  “The Rangers misused Delino./Giancarlo hitting .214 is not my fault.”

Logan Morrison – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Yeah, he’s hot.  No, I wouldn’t pick him up either.

Junior Guerra – 5 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.30.  If I say anything bad about Guerra, it’ll mean war with JB.  Same goes for Guerre, Senso, Yuddh and every language Google Translate does.  This start was against the Braves, and his next one will be a challenge vs. the Cards.  Stream-o-Nator is meh on it and I don’t think I’d stream in most mixed leagues.

Colby Lewis – 5 IP, 6 ER vs. Hector Santiago – 2 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  The Regression Fairies killed two birds with one stone.  An intricately bedazzled stone.

Rafael Ortega – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, and his 1st homer, hitting .275.  Ortega hasn’t done much of anything recently (hitting under-.200 in last week), unless you count piling 17 ounces of taco meat into a shell without it breaking.

Johnny Giavotella – 3-for-5, 2 runs, hitting over-.300 in last week, raising his average forty points in last ten games.  Hey, Giavotella, fist pump!

Prince Fielder – 0-for-4, 1 run as the Rangers scored 15 runs, hitting .193.  Ticker tease!  Actually, season tease!

Nomar Mazara – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Nomar is my way of saying uncle.  *arm twisted*  Nomar!  Nomar!  Please!  Nomar!

Ian Desmond – 3-for-6, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .294.  Somebody stayed at a Renaissance this offseason.

Rougned Odor – 1-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th steal, hitting .262.  When you’re suspended, I’m gonna miss your pleasant Odor more than you’ll ever know.

Ryan Rua – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .282.  Serious question:  Did anyone tell Jeff Banister that Joey Gallo was called up?

Bobby Wilson – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Must’ve heard Robinson Chirinos is coming back soon.  Uh-oh, Chirinos!

Luis Valbuena – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in two days.  Yesterday, I said he’s the type of guy to get crazy hot.  Today, I’m saying he is hot.

Evan Gattis – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, as he caught the game.  Can the Astros play a quadruple-header this weekend with Gattis starting all four games?  Asking for my fantasy team.

Collin McHugh – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 5.13.  I’m such a whore for Ks this start had me look at McHugh’s peripherals, thinking about picking him up.  He’s actually been nearly identical to last year, which was kinda meh aside from the 19 wins.

Brandon Belt – Left yesterday’s game after rolling his ankle.  “Damn, I want back, San Fran!”  That’s Tim Lincecum.

Jake Peavy – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 7.26.  The Padres made a 7+ ERA pitcher look like an ace.  Seriously.  The Stream-o-Nator saw that shizz coming too.

Matt Duffy – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 6th and 7th steals.  He looks like he’s going to blow through his 12 steals from last year, and here I thought Duffy’s previous season was a dream.

Wil Myers – Pinch-hit yesterday, but has been sitting with discomfort in his forearm.  Myers looked great in April when he was 100% healthy, but has looked poor in May while being banged up.  Playing a 162-game season is about playing with bruises and not at 100%; Myers doesn’t seem to understand this, and won’t now either because he doesn’t read Razzball.

Corey Kluber – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.78.  Right now, Kluber is opening his Samonsite, revealing glowsticks, but there’s no Asian ravers on herbal ecstasy waving them yet.  Could happen soon though because with each respective start his peripherals creep up.

Jose Quintana – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.22.  Even his radar blips end up being a tugboat filled with pandas rather a real scare.  Unless, of course, those are feral pandas.

Asdrubal Cabrera – Left yesterday’s game with back spasms.  Whatever David Wright has, it’s spreading like a grease fire through a Soul Glo plant.

Matt Harvey – Will not be skipped in the rotation.  The Mets and Harvey decided on that, when they were told you can’t backdate skipping him for the first two months of the season.

Steven Matz – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.36.  He has a 9.1 K/9, 1.6 BB/9 and 2.79 xFIP, which are ace numbers.  He’s also made it easy for Mets fans to stick their head in the sand about Harvey.  “What’s the problem with Matt’s pitching?”  “Absolutely nothing.”

Tanner Roark – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.71.  This was me yesterday, “Roark is only owned in 55% of leagues?  I thought he was pitching well.”  *looks at his stats*  “Yeah, I have no idea why more people don’t own him.  Must be Klara Bell owning 12,000 fantasy teams to stock his virtual trophy chest.”

Tyler Duffey – 6 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.93.  Why did Duffey not pitch well yesterday?  Because I streamed him.  You’ve heard of wanderlust?  I have streamerlust.  It’s when you see every guy you don’t stream do well, and every guy you do stream do crap.  By the by, don’t ever say wanderlust while hanging out with your guy friends, they will have the right to punch you in the face.  Unless you’re just mispronouncing a girl Wanda’s name who’s got some tig ol’ bitties.

Brian Dozier – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer.  Looks like the two days off to clear his head worked.  Like LRRH, don’t think we’re out of the woods yet, but we’re on the right breadcrumb path.

Miguel Sano – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .221.  Chris Carter or Sano for most fantasy value this year?  I think you know which one I’d go with.

Eduardo Nunez – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .314.  Real question:  Did the Twins get a Groupon for Eduardos?

Mike Moustakas – Sounds like he could be headed to the DL, still having knee issues.  That’s not to be confused with a née issue, which would be something like Jimmy Hitler.

Cheslor Cuthbert – 0-for-4.  If Moistasskiss does hit the DL, Cheslor Cuthbert will play every day, which is great for all the butlers he represents in the local Butlers’ Union, but isn’t more than a hot schmotato or AL-Only player.

Whit Merrifield – 2-for-5, 1 run, hitting .348 and 2nd in the order.  Whit Merrifield sounds like a Christian Garbage Pail Kid.  “Bloody Mary is too scary, we need some light-in-spirit cards!  Lift me up, playing cards, lift me up!”  Merrifield, in all his mirth, had five homers and 16 steals in only 36 games in Triple-A while hitting .278.  He’s also 27 years old, so he’s about four years past the point when he should’ve appeared in the majors.  Not to take all the merrymaking out of Merrifield, but he’s not as good as he’s shown so far.  Or sofa, if you’re into furniture.

Kris Bryant – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .279.  Sky texted me this yesterday, “Is Kris Bryant on pace for the most boring 32 HR, 118 run, 115 RBI season or nah?”  I texted back, “Rizzo too.”  He replied, “Cubs offense is this slow trudging machine.”  And I wrote, “Eggplant emoji.”

Jake Arrieta – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA up to 1.72.  It would be lame if after his first subpar game I said something about how he was due to pitch poorly if it wasn’t for the fact that after his last five starts I’ve said some variations of, “He is not pitching as well as last year.”  And that’s me paraphrasing me!  His velocity is off, his walks are way up and so is his xFIP.  I don’t think he’s going the way of the Harvey, but Arrieta does not look as good as last year.  Does he look terrible?  No, not at all.  He just looks more like a top 10 starter than a top three.

Carlos Martinez – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 4.25.  As I said all preseason, I’m not going anywhere near C-Mart due to him being shutdown with shoulder issues last September.  Now that you have him on your team, pray his chips don’t break off in the bowl of Wachamole.

Matt Adams – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  That’s his third homer this week, hitting near-.500 in that time and has zero steals because he’s 312 pounds from his belly button to his neck.  Hot schmotato alert!

Matt Holliday – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer.  VinWins can likely tell us for sure, but Holliday seems to be the most active waiver wire add in my RCL.  Literally, seriously, adverbially, he’s been on and off waivers at least twice a week the entire season.  I know this because I’ve picked up and dropped him at least once a week.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in the past three games.  You can’t spell Randal Grichuk without CARD HULK.  CARD HULK HIT BALL FAR!  CARD HULK APPRECIATE HELP PETER THIEL!

Ian Kinsler – Sat out again with the flu.  His aunts, Myra and Mindy, flew in some soup from Katz’s Deli and his mother, Harriet, put Animaniacs on his bedroom TV to watch.

Cameron Maybin – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Yo, right now, Maybin is ridick-u-louse.

Aaron Nola – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.14.  Random Prediction Alert!  I’m gonna rank Nola in the top 20 starters next year, and most of the big box sites will rank him about ten to twenty spots later, but say something like, “Nola’s great value this late,” without saying he’s that late because they’re ranking him too late.

Jeanmar Gomez – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 17th save, ERA at 2.45.  Fun fact!  Jeanmar is Spanish for Saves by the Sea.

Maikel Franco – Left yesterday’s game after sliding into 2nd base and spraining his ankle.  Apparently, spraining isn’t a portmanteau for spring training where Maikel was so good.

Peter Bourjos – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (1) and legs (3).  …And the award for the Most Inconsequential Slam & Legs goes to… Peter Bourjuice *Sia whispers into 2 Chainz’s ear*  Excuse me, Bour-joes.

Odubel Herrera – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .327.  I forget who mentioned this in the comments, but someone pointed out that Odubel should be nicknamed ODB, and so he shall.  Hope he gets to face Marc Rzepczynski soon.  The RZE!  Or Garza.  The GZA!  Or Anthony Gose-Face Killah!  Or Name One Juan the Chef!  Or Giancarlo — You-God!  Or Brian McCann — Inspecktah Who’s On Deck With Your New Eyes!  Or Z-I-M-M-E-R MAN!

Jonny Gomes – Was reported he retired, then he said later in the day, he didn’t retire, he just doesn’t play on a team.  The thought of him trying to adjust to normal life where he had to deal with right-handed people was just too much.

  1. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Dropped odubel for leonys.. Damn it.

  2. Piotr says:
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    Honestly, I think Odoobie is more reflective of his silly nature (which is forced upon you when you play in the City of Brotherly of Love).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Piotr: Maikel, is this you?

  3. Mike in Busan says:
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    Hey, Grey, love the column as always!
    In a 12-team weekly league, I’ve got ‘Old the Door and Trea Turner as my only second basemen. Odds the Nats bring up Trea before Bautista’s Bane comes back from his suspension so I don’t have to drop someone to snag a second baseman? I’m hopeful here.
    Sadly, Travis already gone. I could Panik or go Profar-lactic, or perhaps Bad Miller. The pickins are slim!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike in Busan: I’d go Panik for the week Odor’s out, but you will lose Trea likely

  4. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Martin’s HR/Milano ratio was due for some positive regression!

  5. Mike says:
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    Who’s the better stash if you’re playing for next year or which guys can I let go? Tomas, Judge, N. Williams, Brinson, Benintendi, Renfroe, Stephenson, Singleton, Dahl, and De Leon? Do I hold them all? I know you’re not exactly the dynasty guy but I’m building my team around Thor and Trout and I’m trying to hold the right guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Better question for Ralph, but I guess hold all of them if you can

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Mike: Dump Singleton, otherwise, they’re all worthwhile holds, though if you could package Judge and Williams for a young MLB player or a better spec I would.

      • Mike says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Thx. I’ll never understand how Singleton just rakes in the minors and lays a dud every time he comes up.

  6. Michael McCandless says:
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    drop byung ho park for matt adams ?

  7. Jvanslyke says:
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    Cappadonna will be pissed that again, he’s not being included

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jvanslyke: He wasn’t in Method Man was he?

  8. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    True story – Nomar only says Nomar. Have you heard him give an interview?
    Interviewer: “Mr. Mazara, what do you have to say about your nearly 500 foot dong?”
    Nomar: “Nomar, nomar nomar nomar.”
    He is the baseball equivalent of a right fielding Hodor.

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: No Mar! translates to No Sea! (a little Spanish lingo for ya)

        Maybe one day, some kid that is going to grow up to be President will be running into the ocean, and Nomar gets warged by ODB and runs into the ocean in front the kid as a shark eats him whole. A little illegal Mexican child who scaled Trump’s wall will be standing there shouting “No Mar! No Mar!” to warn others not to go into the water upon the blood in the water creating a shark swarm feeding frenzy, saving the life of our future leader and countless others.

        Hopefully this happens in after this season though, because Mazara has been killing it for me.

        OK – I’ll admit, I’m one who will always let my imagination run wild…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha…Kickin’ the Latin Lingo!

          That sounds all very possible!

  9. Murph says:
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    Grey – I’m up every morning at 3a for work and read your post first thing. Great way to start the day. What say you in terms of soler, j dyson or fat Adams for the rest of the year? Any of them over Valencia?

    • knucks says:
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      @Murph: These guys are most likely hot schmotato’s at best. I’d want over Valencia over all of them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: Thanks! Agree with knucks, I’d go Valencia

  10. Mike says:
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    Great read!

    I just got offered Cespedes and Longoria for Machado. I’ve got depth in OF and the best option on waivers for 3B would be Jake Lamb to replace Manny. I might be able to trade Stanton for Chris Bryant. Thoughts?

    • ferris says:
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      @Mike: no!

    • Jason E. says:
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      @Mike: So you’d go from Machado and Stanton to Bryant and Cespedes? Not sure how that helps you other than adding a declining Longo. Machado is a top 5 player IMO

    • Cram It says:
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      @Mike: No. Just. No.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Mike: No benefit to you whatsoever. Machado is clearly the best player in that deal.

    • spyre says:
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      @Mike: I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Thanks! Agree with others

  11. Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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    Grey-

    Your Polanco call this year is getting really close to the Arenado call last year. Nice work! Forget the Deshizznit crowd…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, One More Beer!

    • ShawnOftheLivid says:
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      @Uno Mas Cerveza: seriously, your Polanco call was just crazy. I got him in the 6th – 10th rounds in some leagues!

      Closest thing to the Goldy call a few years back. The year my 6th round pick was MVP!

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        @ShawnOftheLivid: Agreed. I grabbed Polanco at pick 71 and DeShields at 171 on Grey’s advice, and I am completely satisfied with that hit/miss rate!

        Wow, looking at my draft I just realized I got Matz at 191… don’t know why he fell so far in our league but I’ll take it.

  12. Tony C says:
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    Matt Adams or Belt?

    • knucks says:
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      @Tony C: Belt if healthy

    • Cram It says:
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      @Tony C: Belt

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Tony C: If he isn’t hurt, Belt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Agree with others

  13. Jonathan A says:
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    Appreciate all that you do.

    I have COUPLE questions here.

    Joey Rickard, Ender Enciarte or Jarrod Dyson.

    Also Ryu, Desclafani or Tropeano.

    Thank You

      • Jonathan A says:
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        @Grey:

        sorry Dyson or Guyer

  14. Bob says:
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    I am in a 8 man 7×7 weekly league that starts 5 SPs on a weekly basis. My offense is Lucroy, Edwin, Altuve, Castellonos, C Seager, Marte, C. Davis, Polanco, and my Util I usually switch off bw K Seager, Ozuna, and Herrera. My pitching is Arrieta, Bumgarner, Salazar, Matz, Pommeranz, Velazquez, Rodon, Odorizzi and now Yu is coming back. I think I have a ton of pitching and need to strengthen my DL spot. Do I trade Matz for the likes of Cruz, Cain, or JD? Thinking Matz trade value is at an all time high and I can stomach the loss with Yu coming back. Could also trade Salazar. If you think it’s a good idea, what hitter do you prefer of those 3 (since that’s who’s being offered for him)?

    • bossmanjunior333 says:
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      @Bob:

      Assuming you mean DH and not DL, I’d guess JD would be the best target and Grey would support this.

    • Bob says:
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      @Bob: In short, I’m worried about my offense after losing AJ for the year. If you think I should be worried do you think I should trade Matz for either Cruz, JD or Cain and which one?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Bob: I’d take JD or Cain

        • Bob says:
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          @Grey: the JD owner is now having second thoughts. Would you do Blackmon as well?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah

  15. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    It literally feels like my offense is falling apart in my big money h2h league. First I have Grandal hurting his ankle, then Puig has phantom injury that turns out to be a benching, Belt hurts his ankle, Franco hurts his ankle, Odor is about to be suspended, Lindor “takes a day off”, and Upton is dealing with a quad injury while Gallo sits on the bench for the second straight day. Can a dude catch a break?

  16. Moscowitz says:
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    Just a brief warning to Smyly owners: The Marlins for whatever reason seem to have figured him out. They are the second best team against left handed pitching anyway but the Marlin lineup is 0.404 [19 for 47] with 5 HRs against him. I am sitting him today.

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Moscowitz: correction: 3 HRs.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Moscowitz: LOL don’t overthink it bruh

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Fungazi:

        well baseball is the game of stats and i have always been ok relying on them. When the Marlins hit lefties .295 after 288 ABs, then you simply know they generally feel comfortable facing lefties and when the lineup hits Smyly .404 then you logically start thinking about benching him. Sure, there is always the possibility for a pitcher to pitch a gem against all odds but the stats suggest the Marlins are not an easy lineup for lefties. Easy stuff, at least to me.

        PS: Stanton is sitting though so

        • Fungazi says:
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          @Moscowitz: Good info. I say that Smyly doesn’t face the Marlins enough to make any worthwhile stats and the Marlins line-up is junk. Let the games begin!

          • Moscowitz says:
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            @Fungazi: Call them junk or whatever, they are the second best lineup in the MLB against lefties. They hit .295 in 288 ABs vs. Lefties and that not a small sample size. Only Boston is slightly better than them.

            • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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              @Moscowitz: the whole team against lefties THIS YEAR might be very relevant, but their collective history against smyly sure isn’t. there’s whole books on that, pitcher vs batter doesn’t mean anything at all, but TYPE of pitcher might be.

          • Moscowitz says:
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            @Fungazi:

            Already 5 hits and 3 ER after 2 Innings

            • Moscowitz says:
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              @Moscowitz:

              6 hits, 5 ER after 3 IP and still counting…

              • Fungazi says:
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                @Moscowitz: Game over, mercy rule! Moscowitz 1, Fungazi 0

            • True and Correct says:
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              @Moscowitz: ….and I sat Matz for this bum !!! Smyly, you’re fired !!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moscowitz: Agree with Fungazi, but easier said when I don’t own him

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: Thing is i have 8 SPs and i am playing the first ranked team in that league and everything is very close. I am leading 9-4 with great pitching stats but his pitching stats are very good too so one bad outing would flip at least 3 categories in his favor so its only natural and logical to calculate the way i do in order to limit the possible damage.

        • Grey

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          That’s specific about your team, and could see the benching there

          • True and Correct says:
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            @Grey: Streamonator convinced me to start Smyly over Matz. Huge damage for me.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn

  17. Jake says:
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    Got too many closers and I want to add Leonys. Who do I drop between Vizcaino or Ziegler? (When I say I have too many closers, I also have Chapman, Jeanmar, McGee, and Osuna).

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jake: Why don’t you try trading one? Vizcaino. Braves don’t win games

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jake: Agree with Cram

      • Jake says:
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        @Grey:

        My league has a case of the sagnofs, and we don’t trade for closers.

  18. Barker says:
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    I want to pick up one or all of taillon glasnow and or aj reed whom to drop fantasy master lothario (not abbreviated) league counts BB ops xbh
    Pitcher possible drops
    Tillman jimmy nelson gausman corbin rodon tazawa (holds are a cat)
    Hitters to drop
    Chris carter khris davis tulowitzki Saunders

    Thinking corbin nelson khris davis or chris carter in that order

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Barker: Drop Corbin for Taillon

  19. Lovedarooks says:
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    Whats a target dat for Ryu return to the dodgers?

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Lovedarooks: A few more weeks at least. So mid to late June I reckon.

  20. Scooter G says:
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    Hi Grey

    Which 2nd base option do you like best in 10 team h2h obp league. I have Dozier but I feel like it might be wise to invest a roster spot in finding another option just in case.

    Schoop, Adams, T Turner, Pierce

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scooter G: Schoop. Matt Adams plays 2nd base?

      • Cram It says:
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        @Cram It: Actually, Turner since it’s OBP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scooter G: Meh, Schoop, I guess, but just play Dozier

  21. AndyAndy says:
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    Grey. Love the column.

    14 team roto and I’m 5 out of 14. Also a keep 12 at no cost.

    In a vacuum…I’ve been offered Taijuan Walker for Randal Grichuk. Take it, or continue to stream a spot start?

    Thanks in advance.

    • knucks says:
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      @AndyAndy: I’d take Taijuan in a second, especially if you aren’t playing Grichuk. You can likely stream some hot bats later if you need to play them.

  22. Wacha wacha says:
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    Finally dropped R Martin for Realmuto in 10 team head to head obp league… Sonovadrop!

    Which one do you prefer Ros?

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wacha wacha: It’s a 10 teamer, you should be able to stream/hotbat it with this level of options. Martin right now to see if it’s the start of something.

  23. Chucky says:
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    Joey Mendoza Line Votto looks like he’s thrown in the towel. I know, he looks like he has a tasty trip to Coors, but I’m not expecting much. Why would I? He doesn’t take the bat off his shoulder. Took 2 called third strikes after getting ahead in the count 3-1. Coors Scmoores.

  24. Idontcare says:
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    Hello. Is what nomar and ozuna doing sustainable? I have both in a keeper league but am wondering if I should sell high. $10 is the lowest a player can be kept.

    $10 ozuna or $14 Mazara in a keeper league?

    Also, Liriano looked lost 2 days ago with 8 or so straight balls. Is he a hold or should I try to deal him (doubtful)

    Should we hold onto Gallo?

    Devon Travis or schoop?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Idontcare: Maz is a huge prospect, future All-Star…. Ozuna isn’t a .330 hitter, but has power…Can lose Gallo, Schoop

  25. Sporto says:
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    Miguel Cabrera or Mike Stanton ROS?

      • Sporto says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  26. Seeking validation says:
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    Just traded away Freeman for Harvey straight up, am I a crazy man? Granted Harvey has looked like hot garbage but considering the teams he gets to pitch against rest of season/the lineup behind him, Freeman seems less likely to get back to his expected value. He has nobody to drive in AND nobody to drive him in, which turns him into a .275-285 hitter with 20-25 homers and no counting stats in my book. What do you all think? Dumb trade?

  27. John says:
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    H2H league. Currently winning all key pitching categories but not decisively of course given it is only Thursday. Would you stream these SPs this week or too risky?

    McCullers v Balt
    Conley @Atlanta
    Chen @ Atlanta

    Also, thanks for the Pom, Hill recommendations. They have been great. I traded Archer for J Up so jury is still out there but it made me get aggressive picking up hot starters instead of watching Archer and CMart kill my squad.

    Quality starts, K’s, wins, ERA and WHIP. HRs count against.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @John: Start ’em all!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Agree with B, no problem

  28. Idontcare says:
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    I’m the Mazara guy from above^ (Keeper league, keep forever)

    Would you trade away either Mazara ($14)or ozuna ($10) plus Tijuan walker ($10) and Cody Allen for yoenis cespedes ($30)

    Also, $34 Bryce Harper or $10 mookie betts?

    $52 Mike trout or $39 Kershaw and $34 Chris sale?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Idontcare: What format (points, H2H, roto, etc.) and what is the total budget, number of roster positions, etc.?

      First one…depends who else you pick up to fill the 2 roster spots left open after the trade. Lean no.
      Betts
      Duo of SPs probably, depending on total budget and other options.

  29. Great Bambino says:
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    14 team H2H redraft league

    Please rank ROS:

    Cameron Maybin, Odubell Herrera, Leonys Martin

    Thanks!

  30. Hey-oh! says:
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    Morning Grey!

    I have 3 injured pitchers and only 2 DL spots. Who would you drop out of E-Rod, Iglesias, and Ryu?

    Thanks

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Hey-oh!: Havent seen the latest update on Iglesias, but would probably lose him of the 3. The other 2 are close to being back

      • Scott says:
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        @Grey: Didn’t see this but in the exact same boat. Ended up dropping Raisel based on being on the worst team of the three.

  31. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    carmart just so coincidentally started looking bad right after that sex disease deal, i’m guessing he’s got more than just herpes. or maybe, since a slight few people can play baseball at high levels, and 75-80% of people have one of the 2 types of herpes that can show genital symptoms, he’s simply entered the same area of baseball skills the rest of us have.

    anyhoo, in dynasty with Slugging replacing homers, and OBP replacing AVG, which of c.davis or braun (only 2 DL slots here)?

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Crapshoot Kershaw: or maybe the woman accusing him of giving her herpes gave him syphilis and it’s jumped right to tertiary stage, and it’s eating his lungs already (would explain the near 3 week “respiratory infection”)

  32. Piranhaman says:
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    Hi, Grey. Nice works as you always do.
    Wanna see your opinion,
    1) Trumbo for Carrasco. Who wins ROS?
    2) Trumbo, Joe Ross for Carrasco, Mazara.
    3) Kazmir is FA. should I grab him?

    I’m a Trumbo owner, and have been tough days recently for pitching. Thanks :)

    • Cram It says:
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      @Piranhaman:
      1) Carrasco
      2) Carrasco
      3) Blech, not unless it’s a 15-20 team league

      • Piranhaman says:
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        @Grey: thanks, Cram and Grey :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  33. Don says:
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    Adrian Gonzalez is hitting 56% grounders compared to a career 40% rate. He’s striking out more, but most other numbers look fine. Over/under Steamer ROS .270, 16 HR?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Don: Under

      • Don says:
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        @Grey: This makes me immensely sad.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  34. Connor says:
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    Would you drop Gallo for Revere or Duvall in a points league? Thanks!!

  35. Cram It says:
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    Re: Bogaerts. I recall debating with JFOH, among others, about how good he would before last season. I was pro-Xander all the way. People were citing his unusually high BABIP in the minors and his rather crappy 2014 which coincided with a league average BABIP. His BABIP last year and this year are very high too. Sometimes you can take your statistical anomalies and shove ’em. This. Guy. Just. Hits.

    • Grey

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      @Cram It: Ha, Fenway also has the highest BABIP for hitters, so not totally unusually for a Red Sox hitter to be doing that

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: That makes sense.

  36. LightBlack says:
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    Offered his Kluber for my S. Marte. Of looks like this. 10 team OBP h2h 6X5. Springer/Chris Davis/S.Marte/G.Polanco/M.Ozuna/K.Davis/J.Pederson.

    We play 4 Of and two Utl. Price or Kluber is on the table. He wants an outfielder. After looking at my staff would u make that deal or perhaps another?

    J.Fernandez
    Carassco(dl)
    T.Walker
    S.Matz
    F.Liriano
    I.Kennedy
    C.Rodon
    Y.Ventura

    Top 2 or three in all hitting cats except k’s(dead last). Pitching stats im near last in every cat except Saves were im first. I havnt gotten in panic mode yet due to Carassaco nearing return and Matz /Walker emerging. Fingers crissed on Liriano and maybe Rodon a second half stud. Still im in ninth place and getting a liitle like wtf. Tis why I hate H2H at times.

      • LightBlack says:
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        @Grey:
        I appreciate it man. This is what I was leaning but wanted to confirm.

        As an offshoot. He sent a deal of Marte/K.Davis/Kennedy or Liriano for his Kluber/Blackmon. I gotta do this right?

        • Grey

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          That sounds solid for you

  37. JimmyJackJames says:
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    Deep roto with QS instead of W, which side would you take:

    Iwakuma/Tulo or McCullers/M.Franco

    Thanks!

  38. Roger Podacter says:
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    I’m staying with O’dizz, as he currently occupies the spot left vacant by DeShouldn’t have drafted.

    When do I give up on Upton? is it never? I think I’m starting to resent him. I can live with resent though, I’m married too. *cue Sinatra song*

  39. RobMac says:
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    Great stuff as always, Grey.

    My starting pitching is average at best. Have Darvish coming off DL spot soon.

    Which SP should I stash on DL in Yu’s place: E Rodriguez, Ryu, Desclafani, Iglesias, other?

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @RobMac: If your SP is barely avg, none of these DL stashes are going to help you. But…E-Rod…supposed to be back next week.

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @RobMac: iglesias has showed himself to be better than those others

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @RobMac: ERod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RobMac: Thanks! Agree with Cram

  40. J says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In my OF/Util slots I have:
    Polanco, Cain, Marte, KDavis, CCarter

    Any space for Mazara?

    Thanks!

    • J says:
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      @J: Sorry, another question:

      I have Box and Raisel on my DL.

      Should I drop Colome for Box in advance to stash Ryu?
      Or I could just lose Rodon/Gausman and leave an injured guy in my active roster for a bit.

      Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J: Over Carter…Hold Colome for now

  41. Clint says:
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    Another 2B question: where do you see Dozier winding up? He just got dropped in my 14 team h2h pts dynasty league (by the guy I traded him TO) and I know your preseason ranks had him ahead of Lawrie. Are they about even in your eyes now or is Dozier reclaiming his rank & I should drop Lawrie for him?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Clint: I would grab Dozier for Lawrie if you have no one better to drop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Agree with Cram

  42. Cram It says:
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    Picked up LoMo on Tuesday because my CI was DTD. Accidentally dropped JD Martinez for him (Oopsy) so left LoMo in and got his last two days of 6/7, 3/1/3/1. I call myself Even Steven.

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Cram It: The greatest trick the Cram It ever pulled was convincing the FCL the drop didn’t exist. And like that…he has a batty call on JD’s off day

      • Cram It says:
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        @nick the dick: Haha. That’s pretty brilliant.

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @nick the dick: Haha, good stuff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: You lost JD or they let you pick him back up?

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: I’m getting him back tomorrow. We have a gentleman’s agreement in the FCL. Kid A already used it for someone. We’re a bunch of knuckleheads I guess.

        • Grey

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          Haha, then very well played!

        • @Cram It: There is no way that I would let you have JD back…NO WAY!

          Wild animals must be getting too used to the bird feeders…

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            @Wake Up: You sir, are no gentleman!

  43. Winthrop says:
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    What would you venture is Correa’s value right now in a trade? SP2, SP3? What about offensively?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Winthrop: I’d ask your league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Winthrop: He’s a top 15 bat, I wouldn’t trade him for an arm

  44. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Lose Panik for Travis?

  45. The JoGarza says:
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    Enough, Grey.

    First you throw in a guy named Cheslor Cuthbert in your rundown, as if he’s actually a baseball player. Fine, I believed you.

    But now we have a Whit Merrifield? Now I know you’re just making shit up.

  46. saves by the sea says:
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    btdubs
    jeanmar is the no.1 RP in rcl & espn standard
    he has 17 saves thats 1 less than his K’s
    this is starting to look all to familiar , jeriously u guys its not even funny

  47. GoJays says:
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    Curious for your thoughts. Deep mixed roto league and we start 3 closers. I usually I try and hoard as many mediocre ones as I can, and right now I’ve got Osuna, McGee, Ziegler, Rodney, Giles. Since I worry Rodney may turn back into a pumpkin any minute, I’ve been sniffing around, and one guy is offering up Shields for him. My pitching staff has been a problem but I think it could normalize. Having said that, thoughts on whether I’m better off sticking with closer depth? The same guy also has Gio, so I thought about a cheeky offer to see if he might consider parting with him instead of Shields.

    • Grey

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      @GoJays: I’d take Shields over Gio Gonzalez

      • GoJays says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey – and you think what he can deliver is worth the risk of losing depth at closer (specifically Rodney)? Our waivers are so thin that it is very difficult to find viable saves by any way other than trade.

        • Grey

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          Yes

  48. Scott says:
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    Great. Short schedule and now Lindor and Moustakas are out. At least my catcher is playing. Lowercase yay.

    • knucks says:
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      @Scott: There’s nothing wrong with Lindor… Are you just mad that CLE isn’t playing today? Is that what your saying?

  49. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: How unlucky has Rizzo been with BABIP? I guess it’s only fair because if he was at his career BABIP right now, he’d probably have 20 HRs and 80 RBIs at this point…

    In other news, I picked up Mazara because I couldn’t deal with him being a FA anymore – which means my bench is currently Trea Turner, Khris, and Maz – I figured I can deal Charlie Blackmon for a pitcher, but my league is apparently allergic to top 50 players.

  50. Baggiejohn says:
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    In a 12 Team Roto League counting Walks

    Thinking of trading away Cutch and getting me some Odor. We can keep 12 forever, and I have Polanco, Mazara, Puig and Pederson as OF as well.

    Just feel that Cutch’s knee issues are not going away, and without the steals he’s less alluring than when we first met. I have Segura and Travis at 2B but I’m high on the sweet smell of Odor. He has agreed to the Trade, and giving his 2nd (14th in effect) pick for my 5th next year.

    Fair?

  51. Skeezix says:
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    Hey Grey, great stuff. What are your thoughts on Bautista for ROS and as a keeper? I’m in first in my league but I’m toying with trying to make a big trade. Bautista is one of my 4 hitting keepers, and I have a chance to get Carrasco by possibly dangling him. I don’t know what the full deal would look like, but basically I’m wondering if you give up Bautista if you have a chance to get one of Puig, Conforto or Piscotty in return (as well as Carrasco). It may be a pipe dream given how iffy Bats has been, but it’s also risky that I’d lose out on a power binge from him this year.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Skeezix: Iffy? Bats is on pace for 30/100. He’ll have his usual year. That said, in a keeper, I’d trade him for a younger model like Conforto if you’re not gonna challenge for the title this year.

    • Grey

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      @Skeezix: Thanks! Agree with Cram

  52. Puigy Smalls says:
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    Worth dropping boxberger (soon to be 4th closer on my staff) for a hot Matt Adams? I’m currently without a UTL slot player due to a barrage of ankle sprains yesterday (own all of Franco, belt, and Leonys)

  53. Dirty it's says:
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    Start Ray vs San Diego, Alex wood @mets, or fulmer @oakland

  54. knucks says:
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    My season long sonovabench with the khris continues as well.

    Except I know why he’s on my bench. I wasn’t gonna start him over Rizzo, Mookie, Polanco, Belt, Hosmer, Pujols. Might get a weekend out of him if Belt misses some games. So you can def expect an 0/12 weekend out of the guy if that happens. That’s the kind of bench/hate relationship that he and I have. You call a guy out on his rattail one time and he never forgives you for it!

    • Cram It says:
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      @knucks: I would’ve started him over Belt and would continue to.

      • knucks says:
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        @Cram It: Thanks for the nudge brutha, gonna set and forget until Belt is healthy/hits. Had a pitching surplus, cause I fleeced a panicky owner with some of my droppable/streamer guys for his Stroman (even though I didn’t need him at all). Then shipped Stroman off for Belt right before Khris really heated up.

        • Cram It says:
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          @knucks: Belt to me is a counting stat guy who’s been scuffling. He’ll end up a boring 22/85 maybe? I’d prefer the Davis homer bunches until Belt gets the consistency back.

          • knucks says:
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            @Cram It: So true. But if Belt plays this weekend at Coors, I’ll prob try him there. You’re right on him, so boring. Unfortunately, I am second to last in AVG right now in 12 team roto. Was hoping to even that out before playing Khris/Pujols at the same time.

            Khris is my only bench guy. Would likely drop somebody in a h2h, but in a competitive/big money roto, I tend to hold one guy on the pine. Two at most, but that’s rare for me. A lot of RP for ratios that could fall into saves here and there (Phelps/Benoit right now). Obviously a lot of what I’m saying here isn’t directed at you Cram. But a lot of comments about guys holding fringey bench players in h2h and it just blows my mind.

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Bummed if Belt misses the Coors series. I don’t think SF is back in COL until Sept

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

  55. ashtray says:
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    A healthy Ryu or Liriano? How about Ryu or Roark? Ryu or Eduardo Rodriguez?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @ashtray: NOT Ryu for any of them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ashtray: Ryu is not above any of these SPs

  56. david dalrymple says:
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    Puig just hit waivers 14 tm hth 3 o/f plus Util should I drop JUP or Heyward for him.

    • david dalrymple says:
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      @david dalrymple: I’ve decided to drop AJ reed for him I will have the 3 stooges then. Worth my waiver claim for him?

      • Cram It says:
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        @david dalrymple: waiver priority is overrated. One of them’s gotta hit!

        • david dalrymple says:
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          @Cram It: Thanks I keep telling myself that. I also have Pujols and Agon so it’s been a bit rough.

        • david dalrymple says:
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          @Cram It: Hmm, things just got interesting,the owner who had Urias just dropped him this morning. Who should I take Puig or Urias?

          • Cram It says:
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            @david dalrymple: Apples and oranges. But I’d try Urias.

  57. Dirty it's says:
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    Roll 3 bench hitters Leonys, villar, Devon Travis or drop one so I can get another reliever for holds?

  58. MuneforNothing says:
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    Grey!

    One of your five girl readers here. Thanks for the as-always excellent advice and entertainment. Thanks to you, I am killing it in my non-RCL league. (RCL? Not so much. Sigh.)

    I’m de-lurking to ask your (and anyone else’s) advice. I’ve been offered Chris Carter and am in need of a 1B, so am considering it. Proposed Trade Partner would like an SP in return. I’m thinking of offering Taijuan Walker — is that fair, too much, too little? Here’s my full complement of pitchers (RPs thrown in for good measure!):

    Noah Syndergaard
    Aaron Sanchez
    Carlos Rodon
    Vince Velasquez
    Carlos Carrasco
    Francisco Rodriguez
    Kenley Jansen
    Jeanmar Gomez
    Hector Neris
    Roberto Osuna

    I could throw in a hitter, too, if a 1-to-1 isn’t enough.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Matt says:
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      @MuneforNothing: too much. Who’s your 1b now

      • MuneforNothing says:
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        @Matt: Brandon Belt, and he’s DTD and all I’ve got for 1B…

    • knucks says:
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      @MuneforNothing: I’d prefer trying Sanchez/Rodon first. Then Taijuan if I had to. But would try for something more than Carter if I had to sell Taijuan.

    • Cram It says:
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      @MuneforNothing: Little too much. I’d try Rodon, maybe he likes the upside. If not, Sanchez

      • MuneforNothing says:
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        @Cram It: Awesome. Thanks, all!

  59. Jeebers says:
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    What would be a realistic return for Trea Turner right now? A guy in my league accidentally dropped him, and I’m dangling. Which sounds like a euphemism, but only because it is.
    I have Odor and Seager, so I’m not desperate for MI. But I traded Correa before his call up and I’m not trying to get burned twice.

    • Jeebers says:
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      @Jeebers: For reference, he’s got Harper, Rizzo, Gallo, Castellanos, Springer, Segura, Russell, OZUNA, Carpenter, Bogaerts.

      His pitching is Degrom, Stroman, Dyson, Pomeranz, Jaime Garcia, Cole, Matz, Archer, Glasnow.

      • Mike says:
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        @Jeebers: Depends on where you’re hurting at or categories. Turner is definitely a hold guy maybe if you can get a better player for Odor deal him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeebers: Maybe Segura or Ozuna or Pom

  60. Ace of Spades says:
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    Picking up J Dyson today…Have to make room on roster…who do I cut???

    J. Nicasio, Y Ventura, T Bauer, A Conley, M Wisler are the choices.
    I also can cut C J Cron and considered doing it, but I do have Carrasco and R Iglesias coming back soon from DL ( Hopefully ) so I’m thinking that pitcher is the way to go

    Great work as always on the write ups and love the podcasts…Perhaps you can ask JB about the brother of his favorite pitcher, as I have Tyson Ross also on the DL…I have read nothing at all on his condition or return..

    Thanks in advance for feedback

  61. omar says:
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    Any confidence in Shoemaker going forward based on his last start? Gets the Astros tomorrow, who tend to strike out in bunches. Drop Gallo for him (AL Only)?

  62. Matt says:
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    Hey grey,
    What do you think of this trade that went down in my dynasty league 12 teams 7×7 format.

    Hosmer altuve kang and cmart for correa feilder lincecum and Brandon Phillips?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Matt: Hosmer side.

      • Matt says:
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        @Cram It: obviously hosmer side but I’m wondering what the opinion is for the overall outcome for the future with considerations that correa is the third best talent on the mlb

        • knucks says:
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          @Matt: Hosmer side. Your follow up doesn’t really ask a follow-up question. Overall outcome? You want the Hosmer side as you just said. Cram’s answer involves now and future preferences.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Matt: Hosmer side for all considerations.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Agree with others

  63. Kiss The Mad Bum says:
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    Would you trade Jeffress for Span? 20 teams thank you

  64. Dawg says:
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    Hey, Grey. Great read as always. I got a couple of questions for you.

    I have serious catcher problems, as my current starter is Cameron Rupp (who I dropped Grandal for yesterday morning). I have a sizable lead this week and Gattis is on the waiver wire. Should I drop Rupp and sit on Gattis until he gets Catcher eligibility? I’m in a Yahoo! league so he only needs 3 more starts.

    I also happen to be stacked in a 3 OF league and was wondering, which would you offer straight up for Carrasco? My outfielders are J.D. Martinez, Jose Bautista, Carlos Gonzalez, Gregory Polanco, Stephen Piscotty, Randal Grichuk, Nomar Mazara, and Joey Gallo (if he even plays).

    • Cram It says:
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      @Dawg: Yes to Gattis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dawg: Thanks! Agree with Cram…. Nomar, CarGo

  65. Jonathan A says:
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    I have Adrian Gonzalez and I would like to deal him as I have Abreu and Votto as well..

    Just not sure what type of pitcher I should target…. any ideas?

    Darvish be too much? Matz? anyone else I should look for that the owner may consider?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jonathan A: Find a team that needs a 1B, make offer for a pitcher that’s not a a top tier ace. Nola?

    • Jonathan A says:
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      @Jonathan A:

      Stroman? too much?

  66. Cram It says:
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    Jeanmar is Spanish for Seapants!

  67. Ashtray says:
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    Polanco batting 7th today. Because….?

  68. Brooks Jacoby says:
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    Rank Grichuk, Conforto, Mazara ROS

  69. JoeG414 says:
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    Batty Call for today
    Hittertron $
    Smoak vs CC Sab. 1.9 ….. If he is in the lineup, doesn’t hit lefty’s to well
    L.Morrison vs Jose Fer -18.9
    Werth vs Leake 18.4
    Freese vc Corbin 7
    Headley vs Happ -3
    Bourn vs Cole 6.1
    6×6 roto

    • You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow says:
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      @JoeG414: Werth, also look at Jarrod Dyson

  70. Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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    you jinxed it–freese back in the 3 hole. Polanco batting 7th.

    i give up!

  71. Scandalous Bob says:
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    Better DL stash: H. Ryu or E. Rodriguez? Thanks!

  72. I am the Walrus says:
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    Just picked up Urias and was offered Wright for him? Non Keeper league.
    What you say?

    • knucks says:
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      @I am the Walrus: David? Steven?

      Doesn’t matter, you can either Hold or trade for a better player

  73. Mello Yello says:
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    IT’S URIAS TIME GREY!!!!!!! Finally it has happened to me!!

    And also, it’s that time…#JoseDay…I’m gonna run around the neighborhood! And because I just moved to a mostly senior development, they’ll know how to handle stroke victims!!

    Clarence Carter, Clarence Carter, Clarence Carter, woooooooo shizz Clarence Carter!!!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Mello Yello: URIAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! URIAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! URIAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  74. I am the Walrus says:
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    Opps meant to say Porcello.

  75. K Loggins says:
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    Archer a good buy low? Thinking about offering Story for him

  76. Jay says:
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    H2h 10 team

    My team
    C – J realmuto
    1B – C Carter – J turner
    2B – A Diaz – A Rendon
    SS – F lindor – T story
    3b J Kang
    OF – M betts – G Springer – B Harper – M Brantley

    SP D Pomeranz – J Teheran – J Arrieta – V Velasquez – Ar Sanchez – T Walker – M Stroman – K Hendricks – J Nelson – S Gray – C Carrasco

    Would it be wise to trade away T story/J Arrieta/D Pomeranz for J votto/Strasburg/Harvey

  77. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Uriyaaaaas!

  78. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Stream lance McCullers in 10 team mixed league?

  79. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    I’M SO EXCITED ABOUT URIAS, I’M STUCK IN CAPS LOCK, WITH NO PANTS, AND I’M YELLING LIKE BILLY ON HE STREET,!!!!!!

    • david dalrymple says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: I don’t own him but I expect Taillon up soon after so I’m hyped about it.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @david dalrymple: Going to see Taillon pitch in Pawtucket on Sunday. He’s still two weeks away, and the rumors are that he and Glasnow could work from the pen. I don’t believe the last part.

    • Roger the Alien says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Dropped Urias 16 hours ago. At least I get some glimmer of happiness in the fact that he is now on waivers in my league, so the last place person will get him.

    • Roger Anderson says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: grabbed him 10 sec. After it was announced!
      BTW – I do not believe I am an alien, but I could be. I say this just so readers can distinguish me from the previous poster.

  80. Murph says:
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    Best DL stash to replace darvish – Brantley reddick or j peralta? (Thinking ros impact)

    • knucks says:
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      @Murph: There is no timetable for Brantley. Reddick is prob coming back in late June or so, he would be my choice. Forget Peralta unless desperate at SS. Can gamble on Brantley instead if you want, he is the best talent if all were healthy right now.

  81. ThE sHiT says:
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    Would you give up Frazier/Cueto for Correa?

    • knucks says:
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      @ThE sHiT: Maybe, if my SS was that bad

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @knucks: My SS is actually Machado. I would slide him over to 3B, but i also have Franco and Valencia. So im not sure if its an actual upgrade for my roster overall. I love Correa, but hes not performing like the 1st rd pick many thought he would be. So im torn on whether to take it or not.

        • knucks says:
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          @ThE sHiT: To me, playing Machado at SS is more valuable than having Correa instead of Franco/Cueto. Franco is likely to end the year with 25+ homers and around 90 RBIs (even on a shitty Phildo’s team). Correa is a plus with the steals and everything but that’s what SAGNOF is all about. Grab someone like Dyson off the wire if you need steals. Also, be careful with Cueto at Coors if you do end up keeping him.

  82. Wywyz says:
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    Matt Adams worth picking up now? Can drop either Aj Reed or Manena.

    • knucks says:
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      @Wywyz: Not sure about league type but sean manaea has not looked good outside of that start against TEX. Fatt Adams will get hot and then prob cool off, so add him if you need him then move on if/when he levels off.

  83. omar says:
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    9 team AL Only Standard 5×5 roto. Could use SP upgrade.

    Miggy / Sano

    for

    Machado / Price

    Which side?

  84. david says:
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    12 team yahoo H2H 5×5

    I was just offered Stanton and Sano for my Frazier and Pujols. What do you think of this trade? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @david: Frazier side, it’s fair

  85. Will says:
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    Junior Guerra or Taillon? also, any word on when Taillon might be up?

    or I could drop Guerra for Herrera instead. I need Saves, but so far I have just punted that category. My only RP’s are Giles, Andrew Miller and Dyson.

    Also, any word on when AJ Reed might be up for the Stros?

    • david dalrymple says:
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      @Will: They just skipped Taillons start Tues. I expect him within a week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Will: Taillon, mid-June

      • Will says:
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        @Grey: thanks! Also, thoughts on Swihart at Catcher over Castillo? Castillo has been great overall, but his recent struggles and Swihart moving to the OF seems like a great time to transition to someone else. Thoughts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

          • Garbage Day says:
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            @Grey: @Will: Will also asked about Reed. Did you mean Taillon is up mid-June, or Reed. Or both? Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Both, June 7th or thereabouts is when guys start arriving, every team and player is different

              • Garbage Day says:
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                @Grey: Been stashing Reed for weeks in a league where there’s no NA slot. It’s killing me I tell ya!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  86. Jaone says:
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    ROS rank, Urias, Taillon, Glasgow?

    • Roger Anderson says:
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      @Jaone: from what I read at ESPN Urias has a 60 innings limit ROS. So he’s good for maybe 10 games? Probably a fill until Ryu gets back unless Urias does too well, then they may just skip starts to keep him under the cap.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jaone: That looks fine

  87. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Stevie Jankowskie Wright, on free agents in my 11 team league, current performance has him ranked above Lester, Price, Hamels, King Felix, Verlander and Cole. What the f*ck does this even mean?

  88. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Anything to do with Votto in a H2H obp league but hold? He was drafted as my UTL (rizzo at 1b), but Obudel has taken that over. He’s GOT to get better / back to normal by year end, r ight?

  89. JAL says:
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    Anyone have a clue as to why Yasmany has batted 8th last couple of days (especially yesterday against a lefty)? I know he has been in a rough patch recently but dear lord.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAL: Diamondbacks are playing for a draft pick?

  90. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    A. Sanchez and J. Ross — M. Harvey

    Which side?

      • Jackie Treehorn says:
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        @Grey: Aaron Sanchez (TOR)

  91. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    thinking about offers for Stanton. Wondering what’s too much/too little. Is Scherzer straight up a reasonable offer? Not sure he’ll take it but figured I would see what others thought. If I added in a bat like Duvall or Thompson is it too much? just wondering what others thought. thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bobbo: Top bat = top arm, It’s fair

  92. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Whoops! Also, what would you bid on Taillon once he’s up in a keeper league where you’re hurting for pitching (out of $100 faab)?

    Thanks!

  93. JAL says:
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    G, 12-team, 5×5 innings cap (and I am over), staff is: Archer (woof), Salazar, Nola, Smyly, Velasquez, Jaime Garcia, Gausman, Hendricks. Only need 5-6. Can I afford to trade one-two for a top flight closer, if possible? If so, try and move Smyly or Velasquez? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAL: Sure, Velasquez

      • JAL says:
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        @Grey: Thank you! AJ Ramos ok? Over Cody Allen, or reach higher than these two?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ramos is fine

  94. Jammer McSlam says:
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    I haven’t been able to follow the comments the last few days – have we come to the consensus that it is OK to drop Heyward in a 14team h2h league?

    Guyer
    Trayce
    Soler
    Taillon

    are a few examples of people on the waivers (though I may not necessarily grab one of them).

  95. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    I’m not sure if Polanco saw it, but I had my “Grey loves his ‘El Coffee’ dark and hot! xoxo” sign waving loud and proud last night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, and today he’s back at the bottom of the lineup, what did you say to Hurdle?!

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Told Hurdle George Hamilton scoffs at his tan.

        But for reals? Maybe trying to limit the lefty match-up, I don’t know what his numbers are, can’t be too terrible. Or blame Freese for that go-ahead homer last night.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, how dare Freese win a game!

  96. RePete says:
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    Pirates Lineup Today:

    Mercer
    McCutchen
    Freese
    Kang
    Marte
    Cervelli
    Polanco
    Rodriguez
    Cole

    Just when I think Hurdle is finally getting it, he relapses…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  97. RagingSon says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I got Taillon stashed in redraft league, should I replace him with Urias or hold?

    I feel like Urias won’t be up and starting for the rest of season while Taillon probably will when he gets the call soon.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try Urias

  98. Bostero111 says:
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    Hey Grey!

    12 team H2h redraft. Wondering what your thoughts are on Josh Tomlin. He’s second in the AL in wins and WHIP. Can he keep this up? He has a two start week next week where he faces the Rangers and Royals at home. I’m a little worried that the regression fairies will arrive next week against two decent offensive teams.

    The rest of my pitching staff is stacked with Arrieta, Matz, Smyly, Salazar, Rodon, Carrasco.

    Should I hold Tomlin or drop him for a young gun like Fulmer or Taillon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

      • Bostero111 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks as always boss!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  99. Mr. Snrub says:
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    Oh man, can we start referring to Odubel as Big Baby Hay-seus?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He likes it raw

  100. Kenny Plane says:
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    Hi Grey – Would you drop Pineda for either Taillon or Ryu or hold Pineda

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

  101. ebudz says:
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    Okay Grey new to this whole Batty Call thing and despite using Hitter-Tron I wanna know which two guys you’d start today in my H2H Points matchup. Got some top Hitter-Tron options with some guys who have most points the last 15 days:

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

    Revere vs. Leake
    Werth vs. Leake
    Markakis vs. Peralta
    Dyson vs. Gonzalez
    Kang vs. Corbin
    Grichuk @Ross
    Beltran vs. Happ
    Adams @Ross
    Morrison vs. Fernandez
    M. Cabrera @Duffy
    Zimmerman vs. Leake
    Valbuena vs. Gausman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk, Revere

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey as always! You the man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  102. peacecoast says:
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    erod looking good finally? I dropped him last week.

    him or rubby ROS?

    how does Chen fit in there? he has been a let down.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ERod, Rubby, Chen

  103. Tulowitzki To The Walls says:
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    Heyward for Vincent V? 10 team non-keeper, roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  104. Miller, Kung Fu talk was pretty timely, eh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, too bad he can’t break bats

  105. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Joey Gallo = 2010 Justin Smoak

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, good call

  106. alps88 says:
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    So yesterday you put the kibosh on all my offers for Harvey
    Just received a new one
    Urias for Harvey
    I can keep Urias next year for $6
    What do you think

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  107. Reid says:
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    1. How do we feel about Joe Ross tonight against STL?

    2. Would you keep Travis on the roster as a bench guy and drop one of J Ross, McCullers, or ODB? I have Schoop at 2B and Marte, Polanco, and Just Dong as my OF. Frazier is my utility spot.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Start 2. No

  108. RagingSon says:
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    Hey someone just dropped Tomas in my OBP league, should I get him over Valencia?

    Thanks much

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  109. Jonathan A says:
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    think Josh Bell will be an impact prospect?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe July/August

  110. Alex says:
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    Grey, you seem to be leaning more toward Taillon now. I have Glasnow stashed, but I’m wondering if I should replace him with Taillon. Won’t Taillon be done before the season ends? It’s a roto league, so if he helps me get a sizeable lead, I guess that’s okay.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Always was leaning that way

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Gotchya.. thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  111. The Ghost of Bob Wickman says:
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    @Grey

    Currently in first in a 5×5 10-teamer. Got offered this trade:

    Arrieta (at $20 next season) for Harper, Teheran, Matt Carpenter ($20 next season) & Rondon

    I could use help at MI, and more HRs & saves. Harper isn’t keepable for next year, Carpenter is.

    I’d have to drop Josh Harrison, Adam Duvall & Seung Hwan Oh to make room.

    Seems like a good deal but am I over-thinking it?

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper side

  112. Rusty says:
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    Should I drop any of the following to stash Tallion?

    Roster

    Kluber
    Samardzija
    Hammel
    Nola
    Tijuan Walker
    Pomeranz
    Joe Ross
    McCullers
    Hill
    A. Sanchez
    Liriano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sanchez

  113. Riles says:
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    Hey Grey.

    ROS ranks on Ad Russel, Trea, Story?

    B) Park, Santana, Aj Reed? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story… Carlos

  114. WhiskeyTea says:
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    Hey man, in a points league do you drop wisler, gausman, or shields for urias? Thank again for the help!

    • knucks says:
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      @WhiskeyTea: Wisler, especially if Wins matter…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wisler

  115. Branta says:
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    Danny Valencia or Brett Lawrie? 12 team keeper h2h 6×6 w OBP/SLG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Val

  116. Mr. Snrub says:
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    Saw that you mentioned you were listening to Atmosphere. This is the hot shizz in Minneapolis from Rhymesayers (Slug from Atmosphere’s label), more outlandish:

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Mr. Snrub: somebody else round here linked that some weeks/months back.

  117. I would really like to know if Gallo will be good at baseball this year. Heard an interview with Bannister who maintained a “don’t know how long he’ll be up” approach. & he’s backed it up with 1 AB to date. Off today. Versus a Lefty tomorow, RIGHTY on Saturday, then Lefty again on Sunday. Why is he gathering dust? Should have left him down to get his ABs. This aint pretty Grey. Get’em in your lineup on Saturday!!!! Sigh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hear ya, he looks like just bench depth for now

  118. Big Mike says:
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    With Urias getting called up, my keeper league staff looks as follows: (1) Jobacum, (2) Klubot, (3) Matz, (4) Urias, (5) Berrios. Closers and holds are Britton, the Phelps/Ramos pairing, the Cishek/Benoit pairing, and Justin Wilson.

    Hellickson and Guerra are on FA list. Drop Berrios for one of them, for a good MR, or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guerra

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Big Mike: Is Jobacum a Hentai character or a Reggaton artist?

  119. Yordano Ventura,
    Michael Wacha
    Trevor Baur
    Carlos Martinez
    Alex Woods.

    Are ascent of these punks anything more than streamers. Maybe Carlos Martinez. But Wacha and Ventura have upside but are horrible. Any chance they get it figured out this year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ascent?

  120. Here Comes the Pizza says:
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    Sup Grey

    Trust Joe Ross at home vs Cards? He did well last time @STL 6 innings 1 ER, but SoN doesn’t seem to like the matchup as much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, but I’d start him

  121. Baby Kardashian says:
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    Betts for Rizzo and Villar? Standard 5 category league…12 teams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  122. Andre says:
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    Trade Correa for Xander in a 10tm, H2H categories league counting: H, Avg, RBI, R, HR, Stls, and BB….long term keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  123. I am the Walrus says:
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    Trade Urias for McCullers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ok

  124. I am the Walrus says:
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    Trade Urias for Gausman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  125. Matt H says:
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    10-team H2H roto league. I have $60 left of $100 FAAB. How much do I spend on Urias? Thanks!

  126. Long Bawls says:
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    We all tell ourselves we’re only a little Buy Urias, but that’s just a gateway to depravity. Soon we’ll be yelling at our bartender, “A Glasnow of Jameson!” and the bouncer’s meaty hands (good to see Big Panda finally found work) will be on our shoulders. This message brought to you by the Texas Dept of Education.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  127. Cram It says:
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    Michael Bourn with a batty call RBI and SB. Your job is done sir! Can’t believe he’s only 33 years old…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

  128. Jim says:
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    If you were ranking Pomeranz today, what pitchers would he be ranked near?
    I’m trying to get an idea of his value now
    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman

  129. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Which you prefer going forward:
    Osdrubal Herrera, Matt Adams or David Peralta?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Herrera

  130. Joe says:
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    How would you rank the following SSs rest-of-season in a redraft 5×5? Seager, Lindor, Starlin, Segura.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flip last two

  131. Wilson says:
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    Need a starter.
    Trade my Segura for Salazer? Hold or fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  132. Tank1 says:
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    Any concerns regarding Goldschmidt? I’ve passed up a couple of decent deals involving him hoping he will turn it around. I think a deal involving Miggy and Cole for him is still an option. Am I better off staying the course and waiting for Goldy to rebound (which I remain optimistic about)? Thanks so much

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Alexei says:
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        @Grey:

        Just to clarify here, does this mean “nope” no concerns or “nope” don’t wait explore trades.

        Signed,

        Another anxious Goldy owner

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No concerns

          • Alexei says:
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            @Grey: @Grey:

            Nice.

  133. Todd25 says:
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    Aghh, Cole is tying us to the WHIPing post today.

    • knucks says:
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      @Todd25: And I own him on a roto team with Liriano/Rodon/Chen. Yuck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And pitchslapping

      • Todd25 says:
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        @Grey: Now has a double too! It feels like he spent all last night studying the pitcher’s approach rather than their lineup, and he’s just out there winging it to each batter. Only 2 Ks and 10 runners through 4inn!

        • knucks says:
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          @Todd25: Yep, Hurdle will slot him in the three hole tomorrow night against Hamels, that’s now a given.

          • Todd25 says:
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            @knucks: WTF, he just K’d the side… i feel like i’m taking crazy pills here. did we just witness a glitch in the matrix?

  134. BravesfanintheUK says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Worth offering my AJ Reed for Trea Turner? Or of equal value?

    I need OBP, HR and RBI in that order. Am top in steals.

    And Turner or Lawrie ROS….

    Thanks!

    • knucks says:
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      @BravesfanintheUK: AJ Reed for slams. Turner for legs. So if you need power, hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Equal, depends on needs…Lawrie

  135. Los Putos says:
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    Any comment from Dave Roberts re Puig is just the writer being lazy and copy/paste something Donnie Baseball said from his time with the Doyers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  136. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    With an FAAB 1000 in a redradft, what would you do for Urias and ERod?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $71 for Urias, $31

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Cool – I never know how much to bid.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Have you not bid all year? Or lost all bids?

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: I’ve got like 780 left. I’ve been bidding a buck on schmohawks like the Psychokiller, while league mates bid $160 on Nick Markahkkiss.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              gotcha

  137. Comment_Section says:
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    One of my 12 team Y! roto leagues is sucking total balls and I need your help wading through the trash. Are any of Jake Lamb, Drurwerlery, Owings, Dietrich guys you’d want to own in a 12 team?

    And if you had to own one of Owings or Dietrich, who’d you go with?

    And if you had to own one of Lamb or Drury, who’d you go with?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dietrich….Drury…

  138. Nation says:
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    13 tm 5×5 Roto. 1350innings limit with QS instead of wins, and Standard offense with only one Util.

    Was offered Goldy/Shields for my L.Cain/Syndergaard.

    Would leave a little thin on the pitching side (Carrasco, Cole, Smyly, Quintana), but we’ve been using MR’s as ratios help and usually keep a spot open for streaming.

    Offensively we have:
    c: Stream (with gattis in the wings)
    1b: Rizzo
    2b: Rizzo
    SS: Xander
    3b: Franco
    OF: Polanco
    OF: Cain
    OF: Eaton
    Util: VMart/Park/Span

    DL: Peralta

    Currently in first by a comfortable margin, so dont necessarily feel the need to shake the tree, but could use the help in HR’s (5pts, sitting 9HRs out of 10pts), and the extra boost in Runs and RBI (9pts and 12pts). Sitting well currently in steals, and would rather have the power than steals. But is it worth giving up Thor to make that trade off?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Goldy

  139. Project Merkin says:
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    Greybones,

    I just stashed Taillon, and I’m also stashing Trea Turner. Too many stashes? Never. Also, is it time to Drop Corbin in a 10 teamer and just stream with that slot? I benched him today (so far, thankfully).

    -Merks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Merkin! Yes, drop Corbin

      • Project Merkin says:
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        @Grey: Done. Now, would you stream The Cobbler against HOU tomorrow? SON says “eh, maybe?” ($10.2).

        Let’s see what you last wrote about him…..

        OK I’m on board!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I am

          • Project Merkin says:
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            @Grey: Than I am too. Would you dare start Wisler today?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I am

              • Project Merkin says:
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                @Grey: It Was Written

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Typed, but yeah

  140. #flytheW says:
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    So in a 12 team mixed league h2h weekly points would you pick up L Martin and drop one of my OF for him. I have pence,Polanco and ODB starting for me so that leaves my bench /U which are Valencia ( also backing up longoria for me ) khris davis and kemp. So Hold or drop one of these guys? Thank you grey !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • #flytheW says:
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      So in a 12 team mixed league h2h weekly points would you pick up L Martin and drop one of my OF for him. I have pence,Polanco and ODB starting for me so that leaves my bench /U which are Valencia ( also backing up longoria for me ) khris davis and kemp. So Hold or drop one of these guys? Thank you grey [email protected]#flytheW: I’m guessing kemp … 75-100. % sure??

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Leonys is out for a few days, not a pressing move

  141. Geo says:
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    8 team dynasty league, keep forever (Wish we had 10 or 12, but lost two owners early on when starting dynasty, and made due with what we had, most teams pretty stacked one way or another, and makes for some high scoring games). H2H favors HR and steals, but K’s really hurt. For reference, Altuve is currently highest scoring player, followed by Harper, Ortiz, Betts, Cano, Machado, Polanco, Rizzo . Harper is top OF, Springer is 18th OF’er and 40 something overall. Pitchers score favorably and get a huuuuuuuge boost from K’s. Looking to bolster my pitching. Two league mates interested. My targets from first owner (he’s hurting at SS, 1B, OF) – Matz, or buy low on Archer.
    Other owner has Stroman (meh), Syndergaard (probably tough to acquire, but dude is getting crushed at 2b, SS, and his OF is old as dirt. So maybe not impossible), or buy low on Harvey.
    Package up some combo of Panik, Aledmys, C Seager, Springer, Nomar, or another reserve, and could add in a Gausman or Wood. Go big for Noah? Mid tier Matz? Buy low on others? Try for both Archer and Harvey maybe? If so, what from above would be reasonable for my best options?

    Matz/Archer owner also has Trout and is willing to move him, but only if I throw in Kershaw. My pitching is solid, but been relying on Ventura, Wood, Corbin, Gausman too much.

    C Yasmani Grandal
    1B Anthony Rizzo
    2B Joe Panik
    3B Manny Machado
    SS Carlos Correa
    OF Kris Bryant
    OF Bryce Harper
    OF George Springer
    DH Aledmys Diaz
    DH Corey Seager
    RESERVES
    Chris Carter, Travis Shaw, Neil Walker, Nomar Mazara, Brandon Belt, Maikel Franco, Joc Pederson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buy low on Archer or Harvey

      • Geo says:
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        @Grey: Awesome. Thanks. Have a good weekend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too

  142. peacecoast says:
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    holy shit the Pirates are moving Polanco down to 7th in lineup today…

    • Todd25 says:
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      @peacecoast: yeah seems Hurdle overreacts everytime they play a Lefty

  143. Todd25 says:
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    BTW, the Hurdle lineup card has gone full retard again. Freese 3hole, Polanco 8th… when will the madness end???

    • Todd25 says:
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      @Todd25: check that 7th

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  144. Scott says:
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    Don’t look now, but Michael Bourn is schmotatoeing. (sp?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  145. Scott says:
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    Starting McCullers today vs. Baltimore?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  146. Anon says:
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    Drew Smyly – is it time to give up on this schmohawk?

    Just saw the boxscore in the top of the 4th and clicked through praying for some unearned runs. Nope – just Smyly’s droppings all over my ratios. Is razzball nation abandoning ship on this guy or do we wait it out because of the Ks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t trust him in his next start either

  147. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    What’s new and exciting? Wow, I didn’t know you were so excitable!

    a. Made it back from the border. More or less, everything was as planned. There are things happening across the border in Sudan which continue to have an impact on the refugee program in Chad (meaning the program will prolly stay until 2199). Here are the facts:

    – On Monday, 9 people were killed because they asked to be paid for services rendered;
    – On Thursday (so early this morning!), 11 people were killed in response to the killing which happened on Monday.

    All extremely cause and effect in this part of the world, unfortch!

    b. Signed up Ryu, Fatt Adams and Michael Feliz after I assigned Ryu to the DL.

    c. True story!!!! Part of our mission team was this Chadian guy (civil servant) who processed the entry visa into Chad for then-Senator Obama (from the great state of Illinois). He said the name on his passport was Barack Husein Obama. Dur, his real name!

    d. Thank you for your wishes for me to stay safe. I did and am grateful for Razzball nation.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ante! Good to see you made it back…. How’s Chad doing? The preppie, not country…. C. HA!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Gr8 stuff! I see y’all went Beta during my absence! Coup d’état or what!

        a. Haha on Chad Lowe. He spent his whole life telling people he was Rob Lowe’s brother but no one believed him. Not that Rob Lowe was anything special. Rob Lowe popped a lot of cherries in his prime! I give him max 60 before he kicks the bucket after all that lost sexual energy. You?

        b. True story!!! We went to a place called Tarchana, literally right on the border between Chad and Sudan -seriously like 400 feet!. I’m pretty sure the refugees who were living there were skeptical when the resettlement team announced that they’d be going to Tarzana, USA! They’d be like…

        1. Tarzana? Sounds like Tarchana
        2. Tarchana means going back to Chad
        3. Ain’t going to know Tarzana, USA!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Beta? Guessing there is at least one person named Tarzana California in Africa

          • Ante GALIC says:
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            @Grey: Grey!

            a. Ha! And in Kenya about 30 years from now we could have the first Kenyan presidential runoff with two Kenyans both named Obama. Seriously, among Africans it’s a really popular name after Obama won the elections.

            b. Yes, Beta. There is a different look to the website. Maybe I’m wrong, it wouldn’t be the first time.

            c. On Tarzana, USA….it’s not a destination where IOM sends refugees. Refugees usually go to larger urban GMAs like Raleigh, NC, Rochester, NY, Dallas, TX, Houston, TX etc.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              A. Nice! B. Same here C. Ha!

  148. Sue Sue Sudio says:
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    Grey! Need your wisdom. 8 team league, H2h, points, redraft.

    Have to drop at least one of the following (have no 1b for next week):

    Fowler, OZUNA, Maybin or Castellanos

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybin

  149. john coakley says:
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    Any new guesses on Turner’s call up….and whether he takes the full time job or if Dusty does a time share? I have Semien as my weakest MI and his HRs are nice but I do not always compete well in that category so thinking average and speed would be better for me.

    Second, if you would grab Turner now, would you drop A Wood for the spot? He has had some nice outings recently but got scratched Friday and rescheduled for Monday against the Cubs…scary start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mid June is my guess… Yes lose Wood

  150. Great White Noth says:
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    Urias predictions after tomorrow’s start? I’m thinking just a streamer with pitch and innings limits. Maybe hold as a k/9 stud if case he moves to the bullpen?

    • Todd25 says:
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      @Great White Noth: He has yet to pitch more than 90 inn in a season, so could see him as spot starter and rest of his inn out of bullpen since dodgers have had trouble getting clean innings up to Jansen.

      • Great White Noth says:
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        @Todd25: I’m wondering if I hold him instead of RP types like Neris or Seigrist with good k/9, era, whip. Suppose I have to hold a week or so to find out. I imagine he gets scooped up if dropped in an RCL. I just grabbed him this morning.

        • Todd25 says:
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          @Great White Noth: If you had to drop one, i’d say Seigrist, Neris has been a monster.

          • Great White Noth says:
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            @Todd25: Yeah, I also have Jeanmar, so Neris must stay.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds about right

  151. Chris says:
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    H2H points League

    Starling Marte/Braun or Trout/Mazara

    And how close is it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  152. royce! says:
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    Sorry in advance for this question, but I have to ask because there are too damn many options in this stupid public h2h league I stupidly joined…

    Current dudes:

    C- Ramos
    1B- Rizzo
    2B- Travis
    3B- Franco
    SS_ Bogaerts
    OF- Polanco
    OF- Bryant
    OF- Ozuna
    UTIL- Maybin
    UTIL- Shaw
    BN- J. Upton

    SP- Kluber
    SP- Samardzija
    RP- Rondon
    RP- Osuna
    P- McGee
    P-Madson
    P-Colome
    P- Pomeranz
    BN- Velasquez
    BN- Nola
    BN- Urias
    DL- Cobb

    So many great bats on the wire: Mazara, Leonys, Rajai, Villar, Grichuk, Tomas, Trayce, Adams, Duvall, Pearce…I was thinking Shaw, Franco and/or Maybin could be expendable. Would you swap em for any of the wire dudes? Been enjoying owning Mazara everywhere else…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maz over Shaw

  153. Grey — I was just offered Keuchel for my Villar. I’ve got Boegarts at SS and Sano and Valencia who can slot in at 3B, so I don’t *need* Villar. But I love having him on my team.

    What’s the consensus on Keuchel? I haven’t seen him pitch this year and haven’t read much about him. Is he a buy-low candidate or someone who’s going en up on the DL or just underperform all year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is a fair buy low though

      • @Grey: Thanks. My instinct is to pass, so I’ll stick with that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

      • @Grey: I wonder what percentage of the advice you give is confirming a hunch the questioner already has which is enough to make them act on it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  154. Det. John Kimble says:
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    Wellington Castillo has proven to be a fantastic call by you Grey. One problem……He sits A LOT. The thought of carrying two catchers to make up for this, scares me. Like Angelina dating Billy Bob scares me.

    Gattis figures to play most days between DH and C. Drop the Boeuf for El Oso Blanco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  155. Chris says:
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    Who provides more value in a 5×5 league ROS? Leonys or Junior Guerra?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Apples and oranges

  156. Joe Cool says:
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    Trumbo/Jeanmar for Lindor/Car-Gonzalez. Fair?

    Or Ziegler for Segura. Fair?

    I got Starlin at SS and I’m looking to upgrade. But I’m also the Commish so I don’t want to get accused of fleecing anyone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  157. Steph says:
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    Leonys or Maybin ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybin

  158. ShidestheLimit says:
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    So the Stream-o-Nater loves Pineda’s next start. Is he going to Donkey Punch the Rays, or punch me in the stomach?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t go near him

  159. letsgobravos says:
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    In a 10 team 7×7 (TB, OBP + QS, HR allowed), I need to decide who to drop for Darvish coming off the DL. My options are Harvey, Taijuan Walker, Rich Hill, Smyly or Justin Upton. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly

  160. knucks says:
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    Looks like weather will be an issue in the Royals/White Sox matchup. Not that we have much available off benches today. Maybe you guys out there with 17 bench players might want to take a look at the storm rolling through KC?? I just read about a Tornado watch in Mizzou.

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Game could be a go, but maybe a late start or something. In other news, no Mookie today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  161. Brendan says:
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    Verlander @ OAK
    or
    Eovaldi @ TB

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verlander

  162. Great White Noth says:
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    Got too many for an RCL: Harvey (of waivers), Archer, Cueto, Liriano, and Joe Ross. Joe Ross isn’t netting any trade value. No reason to waste time trying to trade Archer or Harvey. I kinda like keeping Liriano and Cueto ROS.

    Straight up drop JB’s darling, or try and make another move to get down to 4 SPs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross is droppable in an RCL

  163. Los Putos says:
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    Huston Street back next week?

    We roll with 2 Catchers and Joe Smith would be the drop to grab Gattis. Ill still have Davis, Osuna, Mcgee and i grabbed Giles (He had 3Ks his last IP).

    Ive been rolling with 1 C for about a month and have done ok treading in top 3. I need HR/RBIs.

    Whats the killer is its an ESPN league and its set up so u need 10 appearances at a spot to become eligible. Gattis has, what?, 8 more games to go?

    Dump now and grab him (active league re: wires)? or hold?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold off on Gattis there for a few more games, 8 games could be end of June the way they’re going

      • Los Putos says:
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        @Grey: Thanks a ton. Take er easy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  164. Raoul Duke says:
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    Do you like Yasmany Tomas better than either of Brandon Drury or Danny Valencia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  165. Polancodonk says:
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    Assuming they both turn it around ROS: is Abreu too much to give up for Greinke?

    • knucks says:
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      @Polancodonk: Too much for me. Don’t trade your second round pick for a pitcher. I think you have to hold onto Abreu as painful as that may be.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  166. Cosmosis says:
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    Here goes Grey again. Look at Arrieta’s peripherals they are different last year. Lets ignore the nine wins and no hitter and promote some Nats/Mets pitcher to the top 3 because of the peripheral stats that few if any leagues play with. Its a self fufilling prophecy I am gonna keep saying this guy will decline because someday he will! Let me tell you a story about Delino Deshields and Grey’s prediction power.

    • knucks says:
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      @Cosmosis: Then why are you here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  167. rick says:
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    Pick up Trayce or Adams?

    Thinking adams but Trayce might be long term

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trayce

  168. John says:
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    Starting J Ross?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would, don’t own him

      • John says:
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        @Grey:

        Ok, we will make JB happy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          JB!

  169. Steve says:
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    ROS – Pom or Grienke?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom

  170. Caron says:
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    Which side?

    Story/Estrada for Lindor/Jimmy Nelson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  171. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Which side in Roto: Jon Lester/Blackmon for Just Dong/Liriano?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

  172. Rodger Dorn says:
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    Parra or Conforto ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  173. joe says:
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    my Frazier for Noah? not enough? maybe buy low on harvey instead?
    standard roto league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No on Harvey

  174. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Looking towards next week in 12 team H2H 6×6 league that counts wins and QS.

    Jon Gray vs. CIN (Dan Straily) / @ SD (James Shields)
    or
    Tyler Duffey @ OAK (Sonny Gray) / TB (Drew Smyly)

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Gray

  175. ebudz says:
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    10 team (3 keeper) ESPN H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)

    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    1. Can’t believe it but my offer of Odorizzi for Harvey was accepted this morning! Thanks for giving me the push I needed to actually try going for it! Are we leaving him benched for his next start vs. CHA (14.9) or we starting him?

    2. Up by about 80 points now in my H2H Points matchup and was originally planning to stream Ray vs. SD (8.4) tomorrow. Or now should I stream Shoemaker vs. HOU (10.2) instead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nice! In Metco? Start him 2. I’m streaming the Cobbler

  176. knucks says:
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    Looks like Moose is done for the year? ACL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that sucks

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Yep, confirmed.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Glad I don’t own him *thinking if I really don’t own him* I hope I don’t

        • knucks says:
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          @Grey: Hah in the league I care about most (aka big $$$) the guy who has Moose had drafted Pollack, Upton, Carlos Gomez within his top 5 picks too. Au Shizz was his first pick. Can’t figure out how the F he is ahead of me in the standings in 12 team roto! Patchwork. Props to this guy.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            He’s ahead of you? That’s insane

            • knucks says:
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              @Grey: He grabbed Mazera the day he got called up. Grabbed Ozuna (I guess someone had dropped him right after the draft) when Pollack went down.

              His arms are Arrietta/Lester/Matz/Maeda/Joe Ross

              You can prob guess a lot of my team, its quite Razzy. Doesn’t matter. I like my chances to overtake him in short order. Just blows my mind that he’s still relevant 25%+ through the season.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, impressive for that dude

  177. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Sweet! Jackie Bradley Jr penciled in to bat leadoff today! I wanted him to move up in the order but this seemed too much to hope for. Hope he delivers big time and sticks there a while.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sweet! About time

    • knucks says:
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      @GrassyKnollRedding: Not gonna stick at leadoff, just a day off for Mookie. But he should absolutely be up higher than 6th most nights.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        True

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @knucks: Yeah, he’s earned it by now. I keep expecting Hanley’s yearly injury to occur and JBJ to slide right into the 5 slot.

  178. dem ribbies says:
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    Damn… Torn ACL for Mous.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  179. Wario says:
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    ROS, Franco or Valencia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

  180. Ashtray says:
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    Profar or Gallo? Maybe they both don’t get to play…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar at least will play when Odor’s out

  181. Bob says:
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    How would you rank these ROS

    Heyward
    Tomas
    Leonys Martin
    Cameron Maybin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward, Martin

  182. knucks says:
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    There was shout out to the site on Sirius this morning. Liss noted how impossible it is to grab people off the wire in F&F. Mentioned Rudy and I laughed so hard. He’s also noted before how impossible it is to get closers off the wire in that league because of the “razzball guys”. Ted needs to call into that show for a Ted Talks. Let this joker know that he better watch his back!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice… Yeah, I have about 20 more saves than Piano and Piano only drafted closers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thank you, Jeanmar!

    • LOL, Grey and Chris are ahead of me on the waiver sniper list. My only shot is to anticipate ahead of time – no shot at breaking news pickups in that league (or even RCL). Grey’s snag of Jeanmar Gomez has been huge. That said, Grey and Chris are looking up at two waiver snipers in that league – the guys who work at Rotoworld.

  183. dem ribbies says:
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    Rubby or Ryu?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rubby

      • Los Putos says:
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        @Grey: Rubby Ryuuuuuu!!!! [Scooby Doo voice]

        (couldnt help myself)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  184. Rodger Dorn says:
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    With odor starting his suspension tomorrow, who’s the better replacement for 7 games: Russell, Walker, maybe even profar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  185. Vinny Boombatz says:
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    profar lawrie or lowrie to replace odor?

  186. muskysmell says:
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    Hello Grey and Friends,

    I need a quarter-season critique of my squad so far. I’m sitting in first place right now in my 12-team, mixed, keeper, roto league which is great, but it’s the slimmest of leads thanks to injuries/slumps to my big bats and top pitchers (thanks to Schwarber, Abreu, Heyward, Tyson, and Raisel..ugh).

    C- Ramos
    1B-Abreu
    2B-Lawrie
    3B-K. Bryant
    SS-Xander
    OF-Betts
    OF-Harper
    OF-Leonys
    Util-Valencia
    Bench: Conforto, Heyward

    Pitchers: Arrieta, Gausman, McCullers, Hammel, Odorizzi, A. Sanchez
    Closers: Dyson, Cishek
    Bench: Gregerson, Boxberger, Taillon, Raisel Iglesias, E-Rod

    It’s pretty obvious my pitching needs work, right?
    Thinking of swinging a deal but it’s so gddamn hard striking a deal in my league.
    I don’t think my pitching is strong enough to carry me to the promised land.
    I’m a little less worried about my hitting but I’m wallowing in AVG and slowly fading in SBs.
    Any thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, your pitching is kinda Arrieta and shizz happens… All of those guys will have moments, but no real safety SP after Arrieta…. Your hitting is fine, Harper and Abreu will come around, and Bryant and Betts are studs

      • muskysmell says:
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        @Grey:

        Yea i’m gonna have to scour the waiver wire for pitching throughout the year i think…
        thx for the thoughts Grey One

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  187. SteveNZ says:
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    Just got offered Maybin for Hayward. No need to do that, right? 14-team H2H, OBP and AVG

    Have Grichuk and Trace to man CF while I wait for Hayward to (hopefully) turn it around…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  188. Doctor says:
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    12 team H2H, 6×6 (5×5 with OPS and K/9).

    What is the order you would place these for DL stash: Choo, HJ Ryu, Eduaro Rodriguez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ed-Rod, Ryu

  189. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    So we have a league constitution that says we need to roster a full squad in order for the league to stay competitive. I’m all for this, as we’ve had some flakey owners before lose interest come August if their team sucks. But now there is an owner in the league complaining that some people, talking about Mrs. F, are violating this since we don’t roster any catchers (its a 2 catcher league) and instead have extra bench pitchers or bats. What are your thoughts on this Razz community?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tell ’em to blow you (can you blow a Mrs.?) if you’re doing it as a strategy…. The spirit of the rule was to stay competitive, and that’s what you’re doing

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: In Blackstool you can blow a Mrs. Mrs. – Tanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  190. Syllogism says:
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    Hello Monsieur Grey –

    Couldn’t agree with you more re: Travis. As a Blue Jays fan, we’re awfully anxious the arrival of a fair wind this year – overanxious. Dude has shown serious flashes of “Get Him Into Your Lineup” (there should be an acronym for that … GHIYL … but it’s just too boring), but he’s not been around long enough (or healthy long enough) to get too FBB invested. Hey – he’s the new Michael Saunders! It’s nice to see Saunders get on track.

    Jays have been really high on Saunders – and maybe we’re beginning to see why – but looking back at his history he hasn’t had an exciting year since 2008 and 2009 (.300+ in AAA) with a side trip to fun in 2011.

    A) I know that he’s been injury plagued, which certainly makes a diff – but is there anything to suggest that he can stay in that .300 range? (PS – I think his 0 SB is the Jays – wisely IMHO – trying to keep him off the DL).

    B) 2B/SS/3B culling: 12 Team, Daily xactions, 7×7 (5_ OBP, TB)

    Kipnis (2B)
    Trea Turner (inactive-stash 2B)

    C Seager (SS)
    Villar (SS/3B)
    Sano (OF/3B)
    Kang (SS/3B)
    Arcia (inactive-stash SS)
    Nunez (FA … SS/3B – hoping for 2B)

    So …
    1x 2B) Kipnis
    1x SS) Seager

    Really not sure about 3B/Utility … *** please rank top 3 ***?
    1x 3B+1x Util) Villar, Kang, Sano, Nunez

    (b1) … please rank top 3?
    (b2) … would you drop that 3rd when Turner activates?
    (b3) … would you drop any of those top 2+Turner when Arcia activates?

    C) Context re: OF … if Sano isn’t part of that infield mix …
    Saunders, Sano, Yellich, Piscotty, Cain (finally!), Revere, Ozuna …
    … drop/trade which two …. Sano? Saunders? Revere? (confession – I like Revere a lot and I think he’s showing signs of seriously picking it up).

    Thanks greatly oh Grey one!

    Trea Turner (stashed)/2B thoughts. I’ve got Kipnis. Would like to see him ramp up a bit more. I’m not bent, but he’s just awful v LHP and I’ve got no active reserve 2B. I’ve been picking up FAs when I have the space for the bad matchups.

    b2) Until TT arrives,

    SS/3B Grief. Sano (3B/OF), Villar

    With recent DTD benchings and off days, I’m overstacked in the OF …

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A) He’ll be under .280 by mid June B) Sano, Villar, Kang B2) Sure 3) Nah C) Saunders and flip a coin

      • Syllogism says:
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        @Grey: lol on the coin flip … sometimes that’s what it comes down to. :)

        merci!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dorian

          • Syllogism says:
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            @Grey:

            O.M.G. it took me a freaking DAY to figure that out!!! lol …

            Duh-Re-Enn!! lol … nice

            That warrants a right and proper Canadian …. “Really funny, eh!”

  191. rick says:
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    my brantley happ for carmart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  192. Another Dan says:
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    Good stuff again.

    Danny Valencia available in two of my leagues (currently on waivers).

    A) is he an upgrade on Mike Napoli in LF?
    B) is he an upgrade on Jake Lamb at 3B ? (Mous hit the DL)
    C)
    D) is he an upgrade on Windows 7 ?

    Dan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A) Yes B) Yes D) HA!

  193. Syllogism says:
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    And … of course I have an SP question …. (7×7 … 5_ Holds, K/9), 12 Team

    In keeping with the Canadian Victoria day tradition of fireworks, I introduce my SP (including streamers for the week) … Arrieta, Sale, Salazar, Conley (stream-ish), Jon Gray (stream), Berry-yo’s (farmed), Hendricks, Hammel, Aaron Sanchez, Colon (just in time to get *lit*), Manaea (punt).

    So the core is Arrieta, Sale, Salazar, Hendricks, Hammel, Aaron Sanchez. I’d like to carry 8-9 rostered SPs.

    Farm: Berrios, Taillon and Glasnow
    DL: Ryu

    FAs …
    Front runners – Robbie Ray, Roark, Conley, Steven Wright, Fulmer, Tropeano
    background — Chatwood, Moore, Jon Gray
    Guilty Favourite – Joe Kelly

    a) Which (if any) of the DL, Farm and/or FAs do you see as rosterable?
    b) Not including Farm (who knows when they will come up), which would be your top 3?
    C) Which (if any) of my core would you consider dropping to make room for any rosterables (including the farmers)?

    Thanks again amigo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A) Roark, rest are streamers B) Roark, matchups C) I dropped Sanchez in one league and he’s still on waivers

      • Syllogism says:
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        @Grey: wowsers re: sanchez! I have high hopes for Ryu. I may camp him for a few starts and see how she flies.

        No faith in Joe Kelly? His last 9 starts in 2015 were crazy-good and consistent. His spring picked right up (yeah, I know – spring – but still…).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t mess with Kelly

  194. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    20 team dynasty with defensive stats and a bunch of pitcher stuff too, holds, K/9, relief appearances, relief wins, etc. have to have min 9 TEX players.
    C salvy
    1B fielder
    2B scooter
    SS andrus
    3B beltre
    LF hicks
    CF rickard
    RF mazara
    util franco
    BN gallo/stanton/upton
    DL forsythe/choo
    NA profar/delino/dahl/brinson
    SP liriano/straily/karns/archer/hammel/V2
    RP estevez/m.castro/tolleson/giles/diekman/salas/cedeno
    DL cobb/darvish
    NA urias

    bring up urias for tomorrow or no, as it’s likely he goes right back down? right now i’m guessing castro would be the drop (unless he’s likely to get the 8th inning back over estevez). i’m already dropping likely one of the COL RP for darvish, and moving V2 to RP slot. late in year i’ll be happy to have urias in RP slot IF he’s getting holds. earlier plan was to drop straily for darvish, but he’s been pretty good for a while now. could risk losing one of the COL RP for urias’ one likely start, but don’t want to lose both calling up both darvish and urias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Castro and Estevez, Urias isn’t going down

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: wow, really, you thinking they brought him up this early to bullpen, thought that wasn’t for months.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can’t throw more than 100 IP this year

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            @Grey: total? hmm, this has probably been mentioned above.

  195. muskysmell says:
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    How does David Ortiz do it?
    Seriously?

    I stopped drafting him years ago thinking there’s no way he could repeat what he did the previous year given his old ass age.
    Finally, I’m convinced he’s the Curious Case of Benjamin Bortiz and the dude is ready to retire. WTF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Same

  196. Ralphy says:
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    I have opportunity to trade Polanco for any of the following starting pitcher plus a closer. Would you do it and which pitcher?

    Felix
    T Walker
    Kluber

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Ralphy: I’d hold that Polanco

    • muskysmell says:
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      @Ralphy:

      No way man…trade a lesser player

    • Ralphy says:
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      @Ralphy:

      Perhaps I should add my team has the best offense but worst pitching in a roto league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber is fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Though agree with others

      • Ralphy says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. Based on replies I think I am going to demand two of these starting pitchers for Polanco. I can add one of my middling starters to the deal (like Odorizzi who can’t get through 5; this is a QS league).

  197. Los Putos says:
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    Sabathia on anyones radar after today?

    Last 3 starts, 2-1, 20 IP, 21Ks, 4 BBS, 11 hits allowed.

    Against @Bal, @Oak and today against TOR

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wouldn’t mess with him

  198. Kyle says:
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    Pick up Gattis in 10 Team with perspective that he gains C eligibility. Drop Upton, first name not Melvin?

    Or still faulty reasoning?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  199. db says:
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    Aledmys Diaz or LeMahieu ROS?

    Also, I have Brian Dozier, and Maikel Franco is sitting on my bench as Arenado occupies 3B for me. Would you trade Franco for LeMahieu or hold Franco and Dozier?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good trades

  200. Tony says:
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    Betts or stanton?

    • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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      @Tony: mookie, this was asked about 2 days back elsewhere.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Tony: jo fer and stanton too much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

  201. Tony says:
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    Rizzo or goldy ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

      • Syllogism says:
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        @Grey: Chocolate or Vanilla?

        • Syllogism says:
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          @Syllogism: Lemon or Milk? :P

        • Syllogism says:
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          @Syllogism: Lemon or Milk? :P

          Honestly dude, I don’t know how you write your article and respond to so so SO many diverse and SO many repetitive repetitive questions, even acknowledging that the repetitions repetitions are unintentionalnal, without snapping!

          Hmmm … maybe this explains a lot. lol

          Thanks for doin’ what you do.

  202. Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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    looking like with this staff in a 12 team h2h with benches deep enough to make it a 14.5 standard team league, BUT do to only starting 3 OF, no CI/MI slots really it’s probably actually deeper as far as SP goes, even for h2h league. this staff
    gausman/yordano/duffey/duffy/nola/smyly/walker/chen/porcello/salazar
    DL carrasco

    and streaming wisler (somehow he’s able to be streamed 3 times in a row by me, but in this league this is VERY rare, most of the time guys get sucked up right away if they are doing even kind of well, examples i used to have karns and tropeano in this league, both owned since i dropped them). guessing yordano is my streaming slot now? or somebody else? it doesn’t seem like wisler is the streamer here. before anybody else shows up to chime in with “they’re all streamers” the best other guys out there are cain/weaver/miley/finnegan etc. shoemaker i’ll be grabbing for upcoming.

    • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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      @Mantis Tobaggan MD: it does appear miley has good starts upcoming. both above 4.5 with vs MIN and @ SD

      • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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        @Mantis Tobaggan MD: spoke too early looking like on wisler.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d stream Yordano

  203. Welp says:
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    I asked this morning and got a response but not which you liked more in a keeper league: ozuna or mazara?

    I’m thinking of pairing one of these guys with dee gordon and Jameson taillion and trea turner for Chris Davis, nelson Cruz, zack grienke.

    All guys I’m offering are the minimum keeper amount ($10) and guys Id be getting (Cruz/grienke/davis) around $30. I wouldn’t keep the guys I’m trading for probably. Not sure if that sways your thinking. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prefer Maz… I wouldn’t touch Greinke

      • Welp says:
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        @Grey: yea I here Ya, although I need a pitcher and the options on this guys team is grienk,Verlander a do tanaka.

        Should I just remove grienke from the deal and remove some of my guys?

  204. Jonah says:
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    Devon Travis or Maikel Franco ROS?

    • Bigpapi says:
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      @Jonah: franco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

  205. Bigpapi says:
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    For this year how would you rank roark, gausman, taillion, glass now

    What about for the future?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark, Gausman… Gausman, Glasnow

      • Bigpapi says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • dwayne gretzky says:
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        @Grey:

        Taillon doesnt even make list? Sub 4%BB 30%K?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s also pitched 25 IP after missing two years

  206. ThE sHiT says:
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    Giving up Frazier/Cueto and getting Correa/Conforto if my pitching can afford the loss and i can use the extra OF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  207. Steve says:
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    Has Sabathia tamed his demons? He or Gurrea ROS?

    • Steve says:
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      @Steve: saw you already answered a similar question, please disregard.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CC but only cause Guerra could disappear in two weeks

  208. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Pujols for Jaso and Lester?

    Already have decent power so I can lose pujols and not take too big a hit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols, it’s fair

  209. dwayne gretzky says:
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    Would you drop Danny Duffy for Joc Pederson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • dwayne gretzky says:
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        @Grey:
        Is it even close?

        Who wins these two trades grey.

        Walker/Pom/Happ or Colome/Ziegler/Casilla

        Pence or Story

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Walker/Pom

          Story

          • dwayne gretzky says:
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            @Grey:

            Nice i got the Walker Pom side. Ill prob drop Happ.

            And really? why story over pence? similar power. I guess SS eligibility adds value. But I have bogey. SBs the difference?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Story’s killing it, really?

              • dwayne gretzky says:
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                @Grey:

                Its just every single one his stats suggest hes gonna regress.

                Pence has hit +20 homers 7 times 24+ 5 times.
                5 out of those 7 years he had a +.280 average too

  210. henncoop says:
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    In a very deep 30 man roster 12 team 5X5 roto I was offered J Zimmermann for my Kipnis. I have been trying to move Kipnis for a bit in this league because I have both Segura & Schoop to play 2nd. I turned down the offer & countered with Cole, Kipnis & C Allen for his Stras & Chapman

    1. Is Zimmermann enough for Kipnis? I feel he regresses in the A.L. plus he in on the DL for now
    2. Is my offer enough for Stras & Chapman? (he is an Indians fan & been after both Kipnis & Allen in the past)
    3. Would Roark be a better trade then Zimmermann & is that enough?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. It’s ok 2. Not close, but if you can get Stras, go for it 3. It’s ok

    • dwayne gretzky says:
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      @henncoop:

      Id Take Kip over Zimmerman.

      Youre overpaying for stras and Chapman.

      And no dont target Roark

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Is the trade not Kipnis for Stras/Aroldis?

        • dwayne gretzky says:
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          @Grey:
          He Said COle Kipnis and C allen for Stras/Chap

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Oh, my bad, that’s too much

  211. muskysmell says:
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    Gausman…..ugh…I hate young pitchers with great stuff still trying figure shizz out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear that

    • Bigpapi says:
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      @muskysmell: dudes hitting 98 on the gun tho

      • muskysmell says:
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        @Bigpapi:
        Unfortch big league hitters feast on fastballs no matter the velocity if it’s not located well

        • Bipapi says:
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          @muskysmell: true. At least he has it tho. Probably means he can lay off and hit 93-94 with good location if he practices

    • muskysmell says:
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      on a sidenote, McCullers looks great

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yup!

  212. Rocky says:
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    Do you think Chris Davis finishes with 40+ hrs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  213. Ernie says:
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    Would you rather have Arenado or Kershaw in a 12 team Standard H2H?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  214. Buge Hoobs says:
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    Weekly MI filler for Odor:
    D. Travis, Pearce, Phillips or Prado ?

    • dwayne gretzky says:
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      @Buge Hoobs:
      Travis

      then Philips.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

  215. Hieronymous Lohse says:
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    Archie Bradley was supposed to start for AAA Reno tonight. He isn’t. Not sure if MILB had his next start date wrong but he isn’t going tonight. Shelby Miller’s next start is Sunday against the Padres. You’d think Arizona would give Miller a crack at the lowly Pads if some of his issue is confidence. Who better to build confidence against than the Padres? But maybe Bradley is getting the call. He’s been up a couple times and been below average. But if he is getting a spot in the rotation and starting it against the Padres? I’m buying. This could all be moot. Probably just MILB.COM having their days wrong and Bradley goes tomorrow. Food for thought.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

      • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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        @Grey: ESPN just updated their player news saying something similar. Watch worthy.

        • Hieronymous Lohse says:
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          @Hieronymous Lohse: “…5-1 with a 1.99 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 47:18 K:BB in seven starts, but his minor league success has yet to translate to the highest level.”

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah

    • Syllogism says:
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      @Hieronymous Lohse: Last year I picked up Bradley in our 7×7 HTH 10-Team league. He was dominant until he intercepted a line drive with his head. Frankly, he’s lucky to have recovered *at all* . Scary stuff. He never did regain his rythym, but if he does … I’d pick him up – at least until hitters prove that he needs a third pitch.

  216. I am the Walrus says:
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    Would you trade AGonz and Heyward for Jones and Ellsbury?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  217. RonnieMatt says:
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    I need to drop a couple pitcher. I have Yu darvish and carrasco coming off the DL soon. Its a 14 team H2H points league, 7 starts a week. My rotation now is Stras, Cole, Tillman, Taijuan Walker, Steven Wright and Adam Wainwright. Should i keep darvish on the DL for a week to track his playing?

    Also thoughts on picking up gausman, tomlin, or heckilson ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Wright or trade someone… You don’t need to pick up another SP

  218. Nightpandas says:
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    I have Cruz and Pujols in my Util spot. Trade Cruz for Hamels?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  219. Bipapi says:
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    Hey I know I asked about the dealing of young prospects for Chris Davis nelson Cruz and zack grienke and you said you want nothing to do with grienke. I feel Ya but I feel it’s still his best pitcher (others are verlander/ tanaka/ sonny gray/Corbin/etc)

    I was offering up: minimum dee Gordon, ozuna, taillion and trea turner. I have to assume it’s still a deal worth doing right? Despite being down on grienke.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay

  220. Bipapi says:
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    Are the 6 walks from mcullers concerning to you or the 10 strikeouts to 1 hit encouraging? Top 60/50/40/30 pitcher?

  221. Lance says:
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    your Goldie, Cano for their Harper, Gausman and Odor? I can put in encarnacion at 1B when Goldie leaves and I need pitching

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  222. GoJays says:
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    What are your thoughts on degrom ROS? is he a buy low target depending on what you would have to give up? His Ks are a concern but he’s not giving up runs. Where do you see him ranking this year ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he’s around the same spot as he was preseason… Hasn’t really done much but can

  223. Indy says:
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    ODB for Hamels fair?

  224. Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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    16 team espn league where i’ve been pretty well screwed with injuries starting with pollock. keep 5 hitters, of them 2 OF, 3 from different positions after that. 4 P, 2 of them SP, 2 of them RP. OPS, K’s, caught stealing, total bases added for hitters, BB’s, QS, holds, losses for pitchers. max 10 starts for pitchers per week. 7 adds per week.
    C hundley
    1B rizzo
    2B schoop
    SS bogey
    3B carpenter
    MI b.miller (recently dropped scooter)
    CI carter
    LF k.davis
    CF eaton
    RF stanton
    OF braun
    util dannys antana
    BN mostsuckass, suarez
    DL pollock
    SP keuchel (can’t just drop, was a keeper and am benching), shark, walker, straily, hammel, a.wood, ray (streamer), fiers (streamer, dropped grandal for one day), iglesias
    RP kenley/j.smith/dyson/strop/kelley
    DL perkins

    add one of these CI to replace mostsuckass right now or add catcher first: zimm, cron, smoak, t.joseph, napoli

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

  225. Skeezix says:
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    So I have to start Prado now that Moustakas is out. Is Cuthbert worth a claim as an upgrade over Prado to bridge the gap in case I can’t pull off a trade? Either way I think I need a trade…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah try Cuthbert

  226. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    holy crap, YES, giles is back. crap, greg had just gone 2 days in a row, but i’ll take the save.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  227. Thompson says:
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    Dropped him exactly 9 days ago per advice of this site. Dammit.

  228. mrbaseball says:
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    Nick Castellano for Eduardo Rodríguez Bos – SP which player would you want

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cast

  229. Steve says:
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    Valbuena or Trayce?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Val

  230. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    OBP… replacement for Odor for suspension

    Duffy 3 @ COL 4 @ ATL
    Lawrie 3 @ KC 3 @ NYM
    Pearce 3 vNYY 3 @KC 1 @MIN
    Schoop 3 @CLE 4 vBOS
    Travis 3 vBOS 3 vNYY
    Phillips 3 @MIL 4 @COL

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy

  231. Carlos says:
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    Is Giles the closer now? Or was that a random save? Reading mixed reports on Twitter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Random I think

      • Carlos says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. Holding onto first place by the skin of my teeth in big money league. Starting pitching has suffered tons of injuries so leaning heavy on relievers. Gregerson is useless if he isn’t closing.

        • Grey

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          No problem, I haven’t heard anything about Giles/Gregerson, so I could be off here, just guessing it’s a rest day for Greg

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Carlos: not “random” gregerson had gone last 2 days before, and 3 out of last 4 (not including thursday)

  232. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Here are the projected starters (to the best of my ability lol)

    Change your choice at all?

    Duffy – Chatwood, Lyles, Rusin, Folty, Wilder, Perez, Blaire
    Lawrie – Duffy,Ventura, Volquez, Harvey, Matz, DeGrom
    Pearce – Tanaka, Pineda, Eovaldi, Kennedy, Gee, Duffy, Hughes
    Schoop – Bauer, Salazar, Clevenger, Porcello, Kelley, Buchholz, Wright
    Travis – Kelley, Porcello, Price, Tanaka, Sabathia, Nova
    Phillips – Davies, Anderson, Nelson, Lyles, Chatwood, Gray, Bettis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really

  233. Kal says:
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    12 team dynasty, 10 (hitting) x 9 (pitching). I have been offered his JUpton for my Archer or Salazar. Thoughts?

  234. Don Julio says:
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    Drop schoop or lemahieu for devon travis?

    P.s. how much longer before I can drop Adam jones?

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