Trevor Cahill hit the DL.  Fun Fact!  If you have Hill in your last name, there’s a 100% chance you’re injury prone and will be on the DL for the majority of the season.  It’s a curse that began when Curt Schilling put ketchup on his ankle. With Cahill being DL’d, the A’s brought up Dustin Fowler to, uh, hit.  Yo, A’s, you lose a pitcher and bring up a hitter?  Michael Lewis is right, you do do things differently!  Speaking of do-do, how about those A’s?!  I’m being unnecessarily harsh.  A thousand apologies to the 1,200 A’s fans that are three-quarters of a mile away from the field, just past foul territory.  Any hoo!  Here’s what Prospect Ralph said about Fowler, “Fowler hints at an enticing set of fantasy tools. His combination of power, steals, and the ability to hit for contact make him a potential five category contributor in 5×5 roto formats. Could return a .270/20/20 season if his surgically-repaired knee holds up.  If only we could surgically repair Grey’s brain.”  What the hell, my dude!  Fowler should start at center over Canha, who should now platoon with Joyce, who should be out of the league.  I didn’t grab Fowler anywhere, but I could see it for a power/speed combo.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jose Altuve – 3-for-4, 1 run and his 2nd steal.  Another steal?  Wow, must’ve been a broken hit and run or A’s 1st baseman Matt Olson accidentally tossed Altuve to 2nd base.  “I was just tossing the ball around the diamond…Well, I thought it was the ball.  I should’ve known a ball doesn’t have tiny feet.”

Derek Fisher – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  I hear the Chilean restaurant, El Pescador de Schmotato, is good this time a year.

Carlos Carrasco – 9 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 14 Ks, ERA at 3.61.  Appizzarently, he didn’t like me saying his mechanics were off or something more nefarious after his last start.  Loud and clear, Carrasco, there is no clear and present danger, a word that I like to say like banger.  One start can change my perception on a guy, and Carrasco’s 14 Ks does pretty much that.  Then again, I don’t own him, so it’s not my ulcer.  By the by, Carrasco now leads the majors in CG with a whopping — 2!  Quite the pitching era we’re living in, and not the ERA era.

Tyler Naquin – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .329, and near-.400 in the last week with a six-game hitting streak, and, finally, hot schmotato alert!

Francisco Lindor – 2-for-5 and his 10th homer, hitting .292.  I don’t want to kick a gift horse in the mouth, as Matthew Broderick once said to Sarah Jessica Parker by the Christmas tree, but can Lindor hit third instead of leadoff, kinda want the RBIs.

Jose Ramirez – 1-for-4, 1 run and two steals (4, 5), hitting .283.  Love the aggression on the base paths vs. Guerra/Pina.  By the way, Guerra/Pina was also a war chant at a Jimmy Buffett concert when Pina Colada makers were insisting Jimmy pay their blender electricity costs.   I’m just a trivia buff.

Amed Rosario – 1-for-4 and his 1st steal, hitting .248.  In the spring, Amed said he was going to steal more this year.  He should run for office with how he keeps promises.  Drain the SAGNOF!

Asdrubal Cabrera – 0-for-3, 1 RBI, and batted out of order in the 1st inning.  When Mickey Callaway was asked about the snafu, he said, “No, you’re out of order!”  Then the reporters pulled back to see Callaway was screaming at a vending machine, that was indeed out of order.

Zack Wheeler – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.03 vs. Sal Romano – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.83.  This matchup was billed as, “A Wheeler of Romano is a cheesy canvas for fettuccine.”  At least that’s what it’s called in the DeLuise household.

Tim Anderson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .254.  The home run was off my other boo/bae, Trevor Williams (5 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.13), which made me feel bittersweet.  More sweet than bitter.  Bitter than sweet.

Gregory Polanco – 2-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .225.  Hey, Polanco, welcome to May, you missed Cinco de Mayo and May the Fourth Be With You, but there’s still Mother’s Day and National Teacher’s Day, which coincidentally shares its day with National Being A Bartender As My 2nd Job Day.

Colin Moran – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  I watched his homer yesterday, and he looks like he should have 30 homers this year.  Pretty easy pull, uppercutty swing.  Of course, he’s averaging about 1 1/2 homers per month, so we’ll have to see.

Nomar Mazara – 2-for-4 and two more homers, his 9th and 10th, and his 47th homer this month.  All praise Mezuzah!  “That’s not a breakout.  THIS IS A BREAKOUT!”  That’s me screaming at the mezuzah by my doorjamb.

Delino DeShields – 0-for-1, 2 runs and his 7th steal, but even more impressively, he walked four times yesterday, upping his OBP to .381.  Maybe this is finally the DeShizz we’ve (me) been dreaming about that has felt like one long nightmare.

Zack Cozart – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .246.  Since I’ve mentioned him more than once this week, hint-hint, nudge-nudge, he’s hot.  (Though Coors.)

Justin Upton – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  If Upton were a Rockie for 12 years, he is approaching 500 homers on his career?  True or false?  Going true.

Jaime Barria – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.45.  Fun fact!  Barria literally translates to neighherhood.   So, is the future Barria?  His peripherals are the new blech.  I wouldn’t touch him with a ten foot pole that was fastened to another ten foot pole.

Seung Hwan Oh – 1 IP, 0 ER and got the save, if it were a rain-shortened game that ended after six innings, and if saves were given to pitchers of the losing team.  Quibbles, of course.  Ryan Tepera, however, looked great!  Dot dot dot.  In the 8th.  The closer is Tyler Clippard.  Likely for the next three months.  Dah!  That was a big closer change that could pay huge dividends.  Clippard could easily have the value of a top ten closer.  Also, flog anyone who comes into the comments and says, “Grey, you’re super-duper handsome, but can’t believe you didn’t mention Clippard.”

Teoscar Hernandez – 3-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .267.  Just in the nick of time (terrible movie) because I was thisclose to dropping Teoscar from my teams.  You live to see another weekend of games.

Kevin Pillar – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .314.  He’s been lowkey David Peralta so far this year.  I will call him Kevin Chillax.

Miguel Rojas – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .248, and led off yesterday.  Might be the start of a hot schmotato, after all This is America, Childish Gambino, but the Marlins are a sad team to root for offensively.

Anthony Rizzo – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 5th homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Kris Bryant – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  This was his 100th career homer, not all in this game, which would be a record, beating Barry Bonds, who hit 98 homers in a game in 2001.

Addison Russell – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .261.  Crazy how Maddon turned Addison into Adeiny Hechavarria.  Yes, I’m laying this at the feet of Maddon.  I guarantee Addison gets traded somewhere else and he’s a 25-homer hitter immediately.

Willson Contreras – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .246.  After the game, Contreras said, “I’ll be happy when Spring Training ends.  What?  What do you mean it’s May?  No, it’s not.  Fake news!”

Daniel Palka – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (3) and legs (1), hitting .282.  All of that production has come in only 11 games, so that, ya know, pretty good.  Kwamé may not be the only one who finds some love for the Palkadelic one.  Could be a small schmotato; Palka is mostly just power though.  And a Polish dance.

Reynaldo Lopez – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.44.  This made me giggle:  I’ve typed “reynaldo lopez stats” into my browser search so much, I only needed to type “re.”  Sorry, guys and five girls, no matter how many times I look at his stats, they are not backing up his ERA.  Also, the Stream-o-Nator liked this matchup, and rarely likes Lopez.

Nate Jones – 1 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 4.40.  Let me try something.  I’m typing with the vomit splashing on my keyboard from seeing Nate Jones’ stat lime–Oh well, pretty close.

Trey Mancini – 1-for-4, hitting .256.  Well, all of my sleepers aren’t butter, and I’m ready to say Mancini is more toast.  At some point, I may go back to him once he gets hot, but, in shallower leagues, I’m ready to move on.

Chris Davis – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd day in a row with a homer.  Davis used to be the type of guy that could hit 10 homers in 15 days, but he appears hot and might still be able to power out a few more.

Brad Brach – 1 IP, 0 ER as he regains the closer job.  Because of how awesome he is?  Nah, kid, it’s the Everlasting Sobfloppers.  Brach has a 5.02 ERA but O’Day is hurt.

Julio Teheran – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.14, but to only two decimal points, so lame.  Okay, time to break down Teheran.  Hang on to your loved ones.  Looking at the game log, hasn’t been all easy matchups, but he flamed out on some of the tougher ones (WASH, @PHI and PHI).  His Ks are way up (good), walks are up (boo), xFIP is pretty meh (meh indeed), his velocity is down two miles per hour (um, yikes), and he’s throwing his fastball more (um, huh), and he’s nearly abandoned his curve (whatevs).  In conclusion, not a ton here.

Ender Inciarte – 2-for-4, 1 RBI and 2 steals (14, 15).  Right now, Ender is like your firstborn after a new baby comes into your house.  Ender’s learning to juggle and SAGNOF to keep attention on him.

Rhys Hoskins – 0-for-0 with an 1 RBI.  The Phils scored boku runs and Hoskins didn’t even start.  Holy sit!  Well, I guess Hoskins did manage a sac fly.  That runner on third’s not gonna get himself home!

Carlos Santana – 3-for-5, 5 RBIs, hitting .189.  Wow, about three days ago, it was like Carlos Santana met Rob Thomas and his career was reborn.

Maikel Franco – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .292.  Ya know, during the preseason, Rudy was pretty pro-Franco — you dirty fascist! — I was not.  Maybe the spring training narrative of Franco joining the Launch Anglers with their concert promoter/manager, Dwayne Murphy, was something.

Nick Pivetta – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.15.  His ERA is a deceiving, though, if you benched him for his mollywhopping @WASH, as you should’ve, then Pivetta’s been solid.  On the other hand…

Chris Stratton – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.60.  Beginning to think Stratton might be a home-only start.  Ya know, we have a name for a home-only Padres starter, Hodgepadre; a home-only A’s starter, MediOAKer, but we don’t have one for the Giants.  We should.  Please suggest in the comments.

Adam Eaton – Getting a 2nd opinion on his ankle.  That sucks, assuming he has to take off his body cast for it.  That’s like when your wife wants some action and you have on a wet bathing suit.  It’s just too much trouble to take it off.  Get married, and you’ll know what I mean.

Joey Lucchesi – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.98.  Not thoroughly convinced he’s anything but a Hodgepadre.

Anthony Rendon – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .297.  Nice, only three more homers to catch up to Francisco Cervelli.

Nick Ahmed – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer.  Don’t even think about how many more homers Ahmed has than Rendon.  Don’t do it, it’ll send you down a shame spiral.

Patrick Corbin – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 2.12.  Sitting at 89 MPH and his command was all over the shop.  Don’t wanna yell fire in the theater of Razzball, and he was never a 1-something ERA guy, but yesterday was not purdy.

Yasiel Puig – 3-for-4, 2 runs as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s Get Him In Your Lineup Department said, “The Handmaid’s Tale reminds me of jokes my dad makes without the humor.”

Greg Bird – Headed out for a rehab assignment.  He’s the one going against the rest of the migrating birds.

Masahiro Tanaka – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.66.  I started Tanaka and Porcello and I didn’t even receive a Purple Heart.  All I got was this crappy ERA and a dunce’s hat.

Brett Gardner – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .214.  Wow, bunch of guys woke from the dead in this Sawx-Yanks game.  Gardner is worth cyclops’ing, or even preemptively grabbing if an impatient owner dropped him, because he is in a good place to succeed.

Aaron Judge – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .308.  You know what, there’s really know way to tell this is really Judge and not Giancarlo, so I’m saying Giancarlo has 18 homers.  Don’t @ me.

Mitch Moreland – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .342.  He’s having a Matt Adams-type year without the acclaim, which is odd since everything in Boston gets acclaim by default.  “Are you fahkin’ kidding me, kid?  Dunkin Donuts is the best!”

Andrew Benintendi – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .246.  “I’m not gonna say we need to leave his body on this deserted island when the rescue ship comes, but we can’t carry around Benintendi while we go pick coconuts–Whoa!  He’s alive!  He just moved his arm.”

Hanley Ramirez – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .291.  “Wait, the recently awoken Benintendi is pointing to the ground…Hanley’s hand has broken through the ground!”

Rick Porcello – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.79.  Ya know, David Price didn’t only screw his owners, but he screwed Porcello’s owners too, because Porcello had to pick up this start.  Hey, Price, eat a D!

David Price – Diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome.  I’m getting the same thing from making the jerk-off motion at Price.

   
  1. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Telecommuter

    — A Giants pitcher who should only be trusted to work at home in AT&T Park, previously known as SBC Field and Pacific Bell Park.

  2. Evil Knebel says:
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    Frequent reader, infrequent commenter. Traded JD Martinez and Strickland for Morton and Kimbrel. Think I overpaid slightly but is it at least close? The move leaves me needing to drop a pitcher to add puig from FA. In a vacuum, drop Archie Bradley or Luis Castillo. 8 Team 5×5.

    Thanks!!

  3. Satchmo says:
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    Sweet Big Head Todd reference

    Healy or Margot, in a vacuum? (No, I don’t know how they got in a vacuum. But still want to know which to hold). Thanks!

  4. JakeTPE says:
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    Along the phone lines suggested by Shin-Soo above….

    A Telestarter

    Great recap, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: Thanks! That’s solid, will add it

  5. Stumanji! says:
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    10 tm H2H with OPS… I have too many “meh” bats and need roster space, who’s the drop here: Healy, Pillar, Billy Hamilton, Tim Anderson, Jose Martinez, Villanueva, Longo?

  6. Scott says:
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    Drop cargo for Dustin fowler? Obp league. From what I read Fowler isnt going to help with obp, but cargo isn’t exactly hitting either. Is Fowler more like a Bradley Zimmer who is a FA, and strikes out so much. Power and speed sounds sexy, but guys need to be on base to steal. Thx

    • Terrence Mann says:
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      @Scott: @Scott:

      Just a hunch but Grey likely won’t be whispering sweet nothings about Cargo in his answer.

      Fowler

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Scott: At this point, give Fowler a chance. The upside is there. Assuming he isn’t your top starting OF, roll the dice on the upside.

  7. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Great write-up.

    a. Rob Scahill got immediately defensive!

    Scahill: ‘Hey, I’ve never been on the DL and my name ends in hill!’
    Random voice: ‘Wrong, Rob. You were on the 15-DL June 27, 2015, albeit only once. Also you don’t really qualify for this list as you’ve also been DFA’d four times already in your young career!’

    b. For the name…

    1. Ginormous Giants
    2. Knossos Colossus
    3. Titan Leviathans
    4. Unsinkable Titanics

    c. Mark Twain quote of the day for May 10

    Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful of your life.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Haha B. Nice, will add to list! C. Aw!

  8. bopper says:
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    Inconcisco Giant.

    TheyMehBeGiant

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bopper: Nice, but I like Rice-a-Ronis better

  9. Mike says:
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    I benched teoscar Hernandez yesterday….

    Anyway, we hitch side do you like better, gerrit cole for Aaron nola Adams Andrew Miller?

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike: not sure how the name Adam made it in there. The trade would be gerrit cole for Aaron nola and Andrew miller.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Mike: Nola side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Agree with b

  10. hodor says:
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    SON likes Vince V vs. San Fran over folty vs. Miami.
    QS league. Which do you prefer?

      • hodor says:
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        @Grey: folty gone. VV or Kennedy vs. orioles

    • DozierTheDozierian says:
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      @hodor: I’d trust SON. Neither guy has gone 6 IP in more than three games this season (out of seven games started), so neither is really a safe bet for a QS. Vince has been better against lower-quality opponents as of late; Folty just got rocked at home by SF (who tend to be terrible on the road).

  11. Alex says:
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    Is Clippard the add over Kela or Trienen? 8 team league.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Alex: Clip, Treinen, Kela

      • Alex says:
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        @b the esq.: Thought so—should’ve pulled the trigger because someone scooped him up before I got to it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Maybe, SAGNOF

  12. Han SOLO SHOT first says:
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    Olson: That’s a long way to second…

    Altuve:….Toss me…..oh, and Olson…don’t tell the Elf

    Olson: Not a word.

  13. Chris says:
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    ISFairly average

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Not bad, think Rice-a-Ronis

  14. Succos Baseball says:
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    Grey,

    Would you buy low on Shark and/or Richards, sell high Newcomb, Ross, Gibson, Pomeranz?

    • Succos Baseball says:
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      @Succos Baseball:
      Further clarification, 12 team, QS instead of W H2H league.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Succos Baseball: Hold New unless you can sell really high. Same for Gibson. No problem dealing Pom and Ross, particularly if it’s selling high. I have no faith in Shark, so it would have to be really low. Depends what you need and what you would give up for Richards.

  15. JC says:
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    Odor back tomorrow., I have Peraza replacing him.
    ROS Odor or Peraza?

    • Justin says:
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      @JC:

      Odor has a better smell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC: Odor

  16. Terrence Mann says:
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    Candleslick.

    First, nobody knows where the Giants play any more. In 5 years, it will be Zuck Field or such nonsense. You ask any old time baseball fan where the Giants play and they invariably say Candlestick.

    “I remember in 78 Vida Blue won the Cy Young even though he did enough blow to kill a team of horses. He was unhittable in the bay. A real Candleslick.”

      • Terrence Mann says:
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        @Grey: Josh Tomlin’s gonna throw a perfect game before I get in the glossary.

  17. coacher says:
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    Pick 2 for my OF: Dahl, Altherr, Alex Gordon, Descalso, D.Fisher, T.Naquin or Joc Pederson?

    It’s on OBP 5×5 roto.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @coacher: Right now, Gordon and Fisher. With options on Waivers, take a chance on the hot hand (Gordon) and the youth/upside. Can always dump one or both later.

  18. The JoGarza says:
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    Weirdly enough stratton had been a lot better on the road before yesterday’s game.

    Also, I think we need a name for someone who had a big game and bought them self some leeway in terms of being dropped. Like you I was *this* close to dropping Teoscar!

  19. Hepcat13 says:
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    One of your best write ups this season!

    Yahoo 12 team 5×5, H2H

    Christian Villanueva has been on my bench for the entire month. His numbers have been too good to make this decision alone: HOLD or Drop for Moran or Franco? Now that Rendon is back in my lineup, strictly a backup/Utility.

    Thanks!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Hepcat13: Hold

    • mrm3711 says:
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      @Hepcat13: Hold but shop him around, like you said the numbers are too good to drop but if he’s on your bench it’s a waste and you might as well get something for him. Maybe try for an underperforming starter.

  20. Dileo says:
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    San Francisc-Only?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dileo: Not bad, adding to list

  21. Mark Chumley says:
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    12 team Roto – drafted Murphy fairly late and still waiting. How would you rank these MIs ROS:

    Cozart
    Scooter
    Yolmer
    Difo
    Dansby (on waivers – may make a claim)

  22. Lazer says:
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    1. Big Bay-bee
    2. Bland-Fran

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lazer: 1. isn’t bad, will add to list

  23. CT Old School says:
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    Home-only SP from San Fran – BAYstander

  24. phennore says:
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    16- team 5×5 league. Drop Tanaka for any of: Bettis, Caleb Smith, Kuhl, Mahle, or Eflin? Or Cahill when he returns? Thanks,

  25. Dickie T says:
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    Have Odor and Schoop back. Dropping Assdribble. Do I keep Baez and drop Semien? Also Tim Anderson at ss. No bench everyone plays. TB, RBI, Runs, Steals, BB in pts league

    Thanks

    • Justin says:
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      @Dickie T:

      Do I keep Baez?!? Really!!?! YES KEEP BAEZ

  26. Steve-O says:
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    Giant PITA (pain in the ass)

  27. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    These “he’s alive” references are fantastic, giving the Torenadoes a run for the over the internet money.

    1. SF Only name: “Golden Start Warrior”

    2. In 1 league I can only have 5 RPs going at once. Would you drop any of these guys for Clippard: Raisel Iglesias, Colome, Rodney, Shane Greene, Hector Nerris? I panicked added Clippard after watching him close last night, but want my streamer slot back.

  28. Yaddy Yaddy Yaddy says:
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    A pitcher who takes care of business in Frisco: a Frisky Businessman

  29. Pigs says:
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    They Meh’t Be Giants

    That’s all I got

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pigs: Said above

  30. VaughnMason says:
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    Morning and thanks for the recap!

    How would you rank

    DeShields, kingery, Chris Taylor??

    I need to drop one

    Thanks!

  31. Chris says:
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    Good morning Gray,

    shallow league… Pick up Maikel Franco and drop Mancini?

    Thanks

    • chris says:
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      @Chris:
      if i add Franco, i would have 3 Phillies in my team (Cesar Hernandez, Odubel and Franco)!

  32. Albert all up in them Pujols says:
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    Ok, fine, you’ve convinced me. Out with Mancini, in with Franco. I felt way better about 1b than 3b to begin this year. Now look at me: Rendon, Andujar, and Franco active on my roster. Miggy on my DL, and… Matt Adams(!?!?!?) at 1b. This year is weird, Grey!

  33. Bob says:
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    10 player H2H league. have Hader and Treinen as my closers. The 2 RP slots must be manned by a RP and not be manned by a starter with RP eligibility. With Knebel coming back should I punt saves and pick up miller or is that too risky to give away stats in a 7×7 H2H league? Pitching stats are W, K, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV, K9

    • Bob says:
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      In other [email protected]Bob: in other words, I’d start Hader and A Miller in hopes of racking up Ks and K9 with the occasional cheap SV or W.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Bob: I don’t like punting categories. Knebel and Treinen are a solid 2 RP combo for saves and don’t hurt your ratios. Maybe deal Hader, or deal Treinen and run out Knebel and Hader. Locks up all MIL saves, and gives you great Ks and ratios.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Don’t give away stats, is anyone giving away stats to you?

  34. RePete says:
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    My 2B situation is dreadful in my deep 14-Team H2H OBP League. Currently rolling with KMarte and Difo with only guys like Wong, Wendle, Flaherty, and Miller in free agency.

    Would you trade Matt Adams for any of the following;

    Solarte
    Dejong
    Peraza
    Happ

    • Repete says:
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      Deep 14-Team H2H OBP Keep 6 Forever

      1B – Adams, Mancini, Bird
      2B – Marte, Difo
      SS – Turner, Correa
      3B – Rendon, Franco
      OF – J.D., KDavis, Puig, Schwarber, Soler, MAT

      Trade Correa & Rendon for Machado & Moncada? Would solve my logjam at SS and hole at 2B but I feel like I would need another piece back to finish off the deal. My only pitcher worthy of keeping is Strasburg.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RePete: DeJong, might be giving away the cow

  35. Crime Dog says:
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    Can someone tell bellinger to start hitting homers. He’s been garbage ever since Dave Roberts benched him for going 2-2 with 2 doubles.

  36. Slappy Jack says:
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    Alex Reyes looked sharp in his first rehab start, hitting 99 on his fastball, are you stashing in 12 teamers?

    Hoskins gets a blurb for a pinch hit sac fly? How many margaritas did his mom buy Razzball?

    D.Price supposedly played too much Fortnite which gave him the too-much-jacking-off syndrome

    also,
    Grey, you’re super-duper handsome, but can’t believe you didn’t mention Clippard.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Slappy Jack: Depends on your roster but yes, Im stashing Reyes.

      The Hoskins blurb was more to point out Philly scored a bunch but their best player, Hoskins, wasnt even playing.

      The Price issue is odd.

      Break out the Flogging stick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slappy Jack: Haha — I have Reyes stashed — Eff Price

  37. Piotr says:
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    San FranSITsco comes to mind, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Piotr: Think it’s backwards

  38. Brett says:
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    Trying to figure out what to do with Osuna in a 12 team daily moves league. Do you think he’s on administrative leave until his court date in June, or he is officially suspended? Also, does any of this leave go towards whatever his suspension might be? Have you heard anything of a timeline for this?

    Thanks for the help.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Brett: Don’t think anyone has any idea of timeline. Investigation is still going on, so no idea if there is any legitimacy to the allegations, etc. MLB is investigating, as are the police. He could still be suspended even if nothing comes of the charges, but not much to do until we know more. He came in to the season as a top 5ish closer, so I think you do what you can to hold for a week or 2 to see how it plays out. On Yahoo he has “NA” designation so he can be stashed if your league has a minors/not active slot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brett: He’s not coming back for months

  39. Kermit says:
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    Tanaka drives me bananas. What SPs would you try to trade him for, if you’re open to trading him now?

  40. Slowdeer says:
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    If I were package Corbin and Tim Anderson for a SS in an OBP league who would you go after? Or who would be your minimum return?

  41. Zach says:
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    Are we throwing Berrios out there against @LAA? SON has him at 3.3

  42. Heisenberg says:
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    I call all of the “How the West was Lost” starters the same thing. “Road Worriers”. I just smoked my last Smoak, (maybe)and might go Maikel on his azz for my 1b/3b slot. I see you’re still not fully sold on MK (me neither), but would you or should I drop Smoak for Franco?

  43. hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    What do you make of Domingo German? You didn’t seem too sold on his last outing and I’m wondering what to do. I’m looking to offer him for a low-end closer (Greene or Clippard) or package him with Hosmer for a top-20 SP (Carrasco). What would you suggest; hold, trade, or stream?

    SP is Bauer, Snell, Pivetta, Mikolas and German

    • b the esq. says:
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      @hanklongball: If you can get Carrasco for German and Hosmer, I would do that.

  44. Eminence front is a put on says:
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    Say Hey Bay Stay
    AceT&T
    Splash hit and run

  45. Hawk says:
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    “Guerra/Pina was also a war chant at a Jimmy Buffett concert when Pina Colada makers were insisting Jimmy pay their blender electricity costs. ”

    Pina Coladas are Rupert Holmes’ favorite drinks. Jimmy wastes away in Margaritaville.

    1 demerit!

  46. Dave D says:
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    Great write-up. Sadly, I am a Rendon owner.

    Meanwhile, JD Davis had 4 more hits last night to bring his average to .450 (100 AB) for Fresno since demotion!!! He is doing a good job of forcing the Astros to make a move. Marisnick is far below the Mendoza line (.150), Fisher is toying with it (.194), as is our top 20 second string DH (.191).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave D: Are the Astros going to make a move tho?

  47. Myrtle Beach Mermen says:
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    Would you drop any of guys listed below to pick up Clippard as a 3rd closer (currently have Hand and Vizcaino)?

    Wacha, Pivetta, Newcomb

    Teoscar or Eduardo Escobar (Will be my only two bench bats with Puig and Odor coming back)

  48. hodor says:
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    Add Schwarber or Franco first?

  49. Rich says:
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    Carlos Santana met Rob Thomas and his career was reborn… that was Smooth

    • Cram It says:
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      @Rich: So smooth…

  50. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-Team, H2H-Points League, (Steals = 3)

    Must make a drop for an arm…who goes?

    Matt Davidson
    CJ Cron
    Franchy Cordero

  51. Cram It says:
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    Rice-a-homie

    • Cram It says:
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      @Cram It: Rice-home-roni

      • Tdub says:
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        @Cram It:

        Piggy backing on cram

        A “San Francisco Treat”

        • Cram It says:
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          @Tdub: That’s why Rice-home-Roni works!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: How about Rice-a-Jabroni

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Ha. That certainly works.

      • batflix says:
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        @Grey: the Asian-Italian community is offended

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  52. Chris says:
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    10 team keeper H2H points league:

    If both are healthy,

    Gleyber Torres or Yoan Moncada ROS?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Chris: Just this year, Moncada.

  53. sdub says:
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    A) Despite your not-so-great outlook on Teheran, would you drop either of Bundy, Stroman, or Chase Anderson for Teheran or Domingo German?

    B) Is Ohtani (the batter) still a hold in a keeper league despite the low playing time?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @sdub: A. Yes, dump Bundy for Teheran. B. How many keepers per year, how big a league, whats your roster look like. He is a part time batter, getting to hit 3 times a week, maybe. He doesnt hit the day before, day of, or day after he pitches. If you keep a lot of players, and can manage your roster daily, maybe, but if its weekly, no.

      • sdub says:
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        @b the esq.:

        3 Keepers. It’s a daily league. I’m just worried if I dump him, he’ll blow up. You can say that about anyone but his mystique makes it even harder to fathom LOL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sdub: Agree with b B) no

  54. Rudboy says:
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    How was anyone but Clippard being recommended? He was the guy getting the 8th inning holds lol.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Rudboy: Oh has 400ish saves between his time in Korea/Japan and the MLB and their manager does like experienced closers. Clippard obviously has that experience too. Some managers like keeping their set up guy in that role when they need to change closers.

      It appears its clippard now, but was not unreasonable to suggest someone else would take the role.

    • knucks says:
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      @Rudboy: Its good that you knew this and own/added Clippard everywhere. Well done. He is the only member of the bullpen I didn’t grab a share of somewhere… And I feel like I’m at least decent at this Fake Baseball thing. Good thing I’m not in a league w/ you or I’d prob be out of all my monies.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rudboy: Well, there ya go

  55. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    It’s gotta be a Master Baytor. ;-)

  56. Jubaka says:
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    I’m in a keeper and I have the greatest keeper list right now. I screwed up by signing Corey seager for $30. I do have Thor for $20 signed. But I can still keep 3 more. And right now it’s between Hoskins $6, Mazara $2, Snell $2, Corbin $2, Marte $20, Votto $30, Pivetta $5, tim Anderson $5. It’s yes very early but at least 3 of these names will be a steal at that price, making a championship team.. it’s just that damn seager for $30. I guess it’s not so bad if he breaks out next year with 40 homers.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jubaka: Why are you deciding this now? It will probably change by the end of the year.

      • Jubaka says:
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        @Cram It: I have a dream.. that in the next 2 years all 5 of my keepers.. will be in the top 20 overall.. and Can be kept for the lowest cost, that is compared to the rest of everyone’s keepers.. $62
        Now I just need Mazara and Hoskins to finish with 35/40, and I need Snell Corbin or pivetta to keep it a blaze. And I need Thor to finish a top 5 pitcher and seager to come back and hit 40 next year..i don’t want to just win I want to have the greatest fantasy keepers of all time…oh and I want to destroy not just win.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Jubaka: That’s a lot of needing that doesn’t seem plausible. I don’t see any of those guys except maybe Hoskins being in the top 20 overall. Either way, you can still wait until need to decide on keepers.

          • Jubaka says:
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            @Cram It: it’s not plausible for all five Mazara, seager,Thor, Hoskins, and one of the 3 pitchers, to be in the top 20. But they all could actually end up there. Atop five pitcher isn’t in our top 20 but in my league the categories are even, 6 by 6, obp, and k to walk ratio.. make up the 6th and 6th. No holds.. So in my league a top five pitcher is in the top 20 possibly.. not that I’d draft any there. But there value is worth it.. And Thor def could be top 5 pitcher, and one of Snell, Corbin, Pivetta could be, if they keep this up. AND Mazara could be a top 20… So Its plausable..

            • Jubaka says:
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              @Jubaka: possible I mean..

            • Cram It says:
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              @Jubaka: At those prices they’re definitely worth it, except Seager.

  57. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Ten hitting categories including strikeouts. H2H so looking longer term….please rank:

    Teoscar, Trumbo, Mancini, Odor ( scary amount of Ks…but power?)

  58. NO Led ZEPPelin please says:
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    Stash Danny Salazar or Alex Reyes in a 12 team? Thanks.

    • Count de Monetballl says:
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      I’m stashing Reyes

    • knucks says:
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      @NO Led ZEPPelin please: Its Reyes, I think he already made a Buy column a Friday or two ago.

  59. Jubaka says:
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    Who do you think Milwaukee trades away. Albers, Jeffries, Barnes. I mean they still have knebel, and hader. I guess it would come down to who would make the better closer and what teams need a closer..
    I’M just wondering who it’s gonna be so I can start stashing now. I’d would love to see Gyrko in a Milwaukee uniform.. I’m not sure if it’s fair but if they could get him for a reliever/ closer that would be perfect for them. Scarey though since Gyrko is just sitting on waivers…
    Should I drop E suarez, or Lamb, for Franco, Robles, Gyrko, Chapman, or Kingery… I only ask because it’s a keeper and I could keep any of these guys for $5 next year if I pick them up now. Plus I could keep them again the year after, and the year after that just for $1 extra.

    I have too many bench spots. I have too many pitchers, too many hitters. I mean 3 extra pitchers, 2 of each, shortstop/3rd basemen/and 2nd basemen. Then I have 5 outfielders. I have plenty of room to stash a prospect, or Gyrko a potential trade target that would give his value a boom on the right team..

  60. DonnieB says:
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    My OF is Yelich,Cain,Domingo, Conforto, Margot, and Castellanos. Currently Casty playing CI until Sano returns. Any changes you would make to add Fowler? Thanks and great write up!

  61. Count de Monetballl says:
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    Home Only Giants Starter – McCoddle Cove

  62. donaldnasty says:
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    Unless at san franSITSco

  63. mrm3711 says:
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    Hey Grey-vy Crockett, quick Mancini questch for ya – which of these available guys should I pick up to replace him in my 12-team standard Y! league. Don’t need any categories in particular.

    Span, Alonso, Carlos Santana, Desmond, Choo, Seager, Margot, Souza

    Fairly yawnstipating options, thoughts? Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @mrm3711: Santana right now

      • mrm3711 says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  64. Kingslayer says:
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    Someone just dropped Betances in AL-Only league…

    Should I drop Addison Reed for him?

    • knucks says:
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      @Kingslayer: Compare the advantage of Ks versus potential saves. There is a chance that Rodney never loses the gig. But Reed would surely be scooped off the wire immediately. Are you in first in Ks? Are you in last? Same two questions about your saves situation.

      If you can gain a considerable amount of Roto points via a high K/9 arm, maybe you make the move. Or is this not Roto? Sorry I don’t have an answer, but this is a tossup type of question that elicits the “sure” response from Grey, so I thought I’d ask some Qs to help you maybe get a better response. If you provide this background, it could help. Best of luck either way.

      Also, you’re avatar reminds me of Lionshead beer, local to my area in PA.

      • Kingslayer says:
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        @knucks:

        It’s a Weekly 5×5 H2H AL-Only League.

        I am literally just starting to doubt Rodney ever loses the job. We are forced to start 3 relievers in this league… and we have two bench spots for relievers.

        RELIEF STARTERS:
        Keone Kela
        David Robertson
        Brad Brach (Ugh I know but save last night!)

        BENCH RELIEF:
        Zach Britton
        Addison Reed

        Hope that clears things up for you.

        My team name is the Kingslayers (supposed to be Like World Beaters,) its a Game of Thrones refrence

        • knucks says:
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          @Kingslayer: http://lionbrewery.com/

          Let me know when you win your league and want to dump a Lionshead on your head to celebrate. Also, this beer is awful. But there is a riddle under every bottle cap (similar to the Snapple fact). Always made for fun drunk convos at college parties.

          Also, take a look at Betances BABIP thus far. Its pretty wild.

        • knucks says:
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          @Kingslayer: Oh yea… I left out the other reason that your name reminded me of this beer. Its brewed in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (home of the Railriders). So there were two reasons, as I had been to several college parties about a decade ago at Kings College, located in Wilkes-Barre.

          So much Wilke’s Barre going on in your avi/name that you didn’t even know about! Totally cosmic. Just assumed you were from the Poconos, like me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kingslayer: Meh, not like Betances is getting the closer job

  65. Ewoks says:
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    GiAIN’T good on the road.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ewoks: Think we have better

  66. Mike says:
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    Would you trade Rendon and Hosmer to get Machado?

      • Jubaka says:
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        @Jubaka: I mean I guess depends on your waivers, but in sure there are plenty of 1st basemen and 3rd basemen to choose from.

    • Kingslayer says:
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      @Mike: DO IT BEFORE THEY CHANGE THEIR MIND!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Agree with others

  67. BL says:
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    Dropped Chase Anderson to get Clippard last night. Other RPs are Strickland and Doolittle. I’m holding C. Smith and Kingham for upside didn’t want to drop them. Anderson’s periphs don’t impress and he’s @COL, home v Ari, @Ari. Other drop candidates were.. Domingo? Michael Taylor (need his speed, batted lead off yesterday), Samardzjida (looks awful not giving up on yet).

    Did I screw up?

    • BL says:
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      @BL: 12 team keeper. Rest of my pitching staff: Verlander, Porcello, Ed-Rod, Mikolas, J Nelson DL, Ray DL, and above mentioned C Smith, Kingham, Doolittle, Strickland, Samardzjida

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BL: No

  68. frobin2 says:
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    Would you drop Mancini for either Howie Kendrick or Yuli Gurriel for ROS? Yahoo H2H 12 team league

  69. ctrengove says:
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    Trade proposal, which side? (12-team points):

    Gio Gonzalez for Nomar Mazara

  70. BSA says:
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    Deshields over Fowler for AVG and SAGNOF for 4th OF?

    • Cram It says:
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      @BSA: Deshields

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BSA: Agree with Cram

  71. Kris says:
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    That Adam Eaton blurb, totally got me this morning

  72. Jack says:
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    Please rank Nunez, Hanson, Yolmer, and Happ. Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: Happ, Nunez

  73. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    With Puig and Odor back, I have some decisions to make.

    Please rank:
    -Chris Taylor
    -ODB
    -Puig
    -Odor

    Thanks!

      • 200 Proof says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks!

        Giants name suggestion – Alcaspaz.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! But I think Rice-a-Jabronis is better

  74. John says:
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    Hi guys,

    My pitching has been pretty solid but my offense is lackluster.

    Rotation is Carrasco, Cole, Pivetta, Manaea, Newcomb, Mikolas, Snell, Castillo and I have Ray and Musgrove on the DL.

    How do you like Mikolas for Inciarte?

    Also is offering Realmuto/Manaea for Sanchez a fair offer? Which side would you want?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: I like it — yes, it’s fair, Gary

      • John says:
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        @Grey: thank a lot Grey. As always, appreciate the feedback.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, John

  75. Michael T says:
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    I’m new to an AL-only league and in need of offense especially CI. 3 closers on my roster so looking to trade my worst — how about Keynan Middleton for Candelario?

    First time playing AL-only and saves seem to be more valuable because of scarcity. Selling too low?

    Thanks

  76. Richard says:
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    12-team 5×5 keeper league, with saves category. Drop any of these for Clippard?

    – Devenski
    – Calhoun
    – Flaherty

    Separately, do you see Calhoun adding anything this year? Do you see him as a $6 value for next year, or should I just give up on him at this point?

  77. clemsoncrusher says:
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    Great write up Grey! In a 14 team dynasty league, My Hoskins and G Torres for his Freeman and Dahl. I have Correa at SS and Albies and Whit at 2nd. I hate giving Torres for a lifetime but I am afraid that Hoskins will not have 1B eligibility next year in ESPN and that would leave me with no one to man 1b. Pull the trigger or are you not worried about him losing 1B status?

  78. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    1.) As someone who was born in and lives in Boston, I can unequivocally state that no person has ever called Dunkies “the best.” It’s like your unemployed neighbor, occassionally helpful because he’s always there.

    2.) Picked my catcher scab and dropped Beef for Ramos when he was sucking. Should I swap back or go with Alfaro, McCann or Chorinos?

    3.) My offense is as follows:

    C – Ramos
    1B – Goldy
    2B – J-Ram
    SS – Segura
    3B – Rendon
    OF – S. Marte
    OF – N. Cruz
    OF – E. Rosario

    For the utility spot, I’ve been rotating Zimmerman, G. Torres, Conforto, Franchy and now have Puig back. Any swaps I should make for Franco, Teoscar, Peraza or Moreland?

    Thanks!

      • Lincecuminmypants says:
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        @Grey: will do. thx!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          NP

  79. asdfasdf says:
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    Would you drop Flaherty to stash Reyes instead? Thanks

  80. knucks says:
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    That Gimlet pod about the Biodome/Mars situation def fell off, please skip it and pretend I never brought it up. It was a cool idea, started out interesting. Then basically nothing happens.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Yeah, like I said, I didn’t hear good things — I like In the Dark, Season 2

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: Agreed! Also, fun fact… Curtis is my middle name.

  81. JB says:
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    5×5 OBP keeper league:

    My $10 Braun for his $5 Pivetta? Need some good pitching and Braun is currently rotating at CI for me with Matt Adams until Bird & Justin Turner come off the DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB: Sure

  82. Scott says:
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    James McCan Or Wellington Castillo?

  83. Prog_Nation says:
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    Trying to decide whether to stream a pitcher today, or have no SP’s. Not critical, but currently looking at the German vs the Brews/Brats in Colorado. His home stats are worse than on the road, but the Brewers KO a lot. There is also Ian Kennedy vs the Orioles. His career stats against them haven’t been good, but its the Orioles. Have a rocking great weekend, looking forward to juicy tidbits of buy/sell this afternoon.

      • Prog_Nation says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. Feels like Friday, though just starting a string of work shifts through Monday. Yesterday was my day off, so felt like Saturday. The fun of working rotating shifts.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, no problem

  84. Peacecoast says:
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    I can’t watch Anime Grey I am in a public place, am I in it again?!?! Feels so weird being famous.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peacecoast: There’s no anime Grey today, are you even looking at the posts now?

      • Peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: I’m a dumbass, too busy today.

        Instead of Anime Grey, can we get a Hentai Grey? mmm delicious.

        Obviously sit Erod tonight right versus NYY?

        Look at me asking an easy one to try and get out of the doghouse.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          How about Henna Grey? I’m at the tent down the street doing hand tattoos — obviously sit

          • Peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: I win: 50 Shades of Grey. Can’t believe I never thought of that till now.

            I’m in first in my league btw.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You better be! The Expanse? Getting better, I think, still no idea what’s going on 50% of the time

              • Peacecoast says:
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                @Grey: Ya i read the book and that is the only way I can follow. Of course you are way past me now I bet. I will watch it on vaca. Maybe we can watch in on Skype together. Is that even a thing.

                Any writing projects going on you are allowed/want to talk about?

              • Peacecoast says:
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                @Grey: Ya i read the book and that is the only way I can follow. Of course you are way past me now I bet. I will watch it on vaca. Maybe we can watch in on Skype together. Is that even a thing.

                Any writing projects going on you are allowed/want to talk about?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, co-watching! Nah, nothing really to discuss

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I didn’t see the 1st one

                  • peacecoast says:
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                    @Grey: I stopped all super hero movies. But this one was at least R rated and edgy. Like Hentai Grey.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hanna-Barbara Grey!

  85. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    In my utility spot, in a 5×5, I’m running Andujar. He has cooled off. In the FA pool, I’m eyeing Mitch Moreland and Addison Russell. Moreland has the best numbers but his playing time is concerning. Russell looks like he is heating up. What do you think?

  86. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    In my utility spot, in a 5×5, I’m running Andujar. He has cooled off. In the FA pool, I’m eyeing Mitch Moreland and Addison Russell. Moreland has the best numbers but his playing time is concerning. Russell looks like he is heating up. What do you think?

  87. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft league. 6×6: runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, Saves+Holds, K/9.

    1) go without a bench? yes or no?
    2) drop Logan Morrison or Michael Feliz for Tyler Clippard or Seung Hwan Oh? Saves+Holds makes this not so clear-cut. Also, the guy I’m facing this week doesn’t have any relievers. Hold?

    C: Yasmani Grandal
    1B: Ryon Healy
    2B: Cesar Hernandez
    3B: Maikel Franco
    SS: Francisco Lindor
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Mitch Haniger
    OF: Eddie Rosario
    UTL: Franchy Cordero
    Bench: Logan Morrison
    DL: Jake Lamb
    DL: Wil Myers

    P: Max Scherzer
    P: Sean Manaea
    P: Mike Foltynewicz
    P: Hunter Strickland
    P: Michael Feliz
    SP: Miles Mikolas
    SP: Tyler Mahle
    Bench: Michael Wacha
    Bench: Blake Snell
    Bench: Jacob Faria
    DL: Clayton Kershaw

    Thanks as always!

  88. prestige says:
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    15 team league, drop Owings for Fowler?

  89. Wudaben says:
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    I’ve had my monocle trained on Andrew Heaney for a bit now since his peripherals seem to indicate that he should be quite a bit better than his current performance and he doesn’t seem to be owned anywhere and I really haven’t seen him discussed much here either other than DanPants.

    “IF” he can stay healthy do you think he is more than a streamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wudaben: Dan wears the Pants — Yes, more than streamer if healthy

  90. Jubaka says:
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    Should I trade Suarez for beltre? I don’t want too..i also have lamb on the dl. Speaking of is lamb coming back anytime soon.

  91. Chris D. says:
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    Dynasty League trade question

    (My guys)
    Acuna
    Familia

    For (His guys)
    Segura
    Alex Reyes
    Willie Calhoun
    Luke Weaver

    Which Side Grey? I like my return but damn it am I hesitant to trade Acuna, even for that Haul

    • Chris D says:
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      @Chris D.: for the record I’m loaded with prospects so it’s not like I need a Reyes or Willie in my system.

      Kyle Tucker and Luis Robert for OF

      Kopech
      Sixto
      Whitley
      Gore

      • Chris D. says:
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        @Grey: I don’t think I’ve ever let out a bigger sigh than I just did after reading a single word haha

        I think it’s fair, but Acuna upside is soooo high. I was leaning towards a no on this one, but think my depth allows me to decline by not giving up the highest upside player in the deal.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  92. Turd Wendell says:
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    I’ll go with “Wake Up San Francisco”. Once a faux morning show staring Danny Tanner and Rebbeca Donaldson, on “Full House”, has now morphed into a P you wake up from the bench and hope he at least has a longer outing than Joey Gladstone’s career.

  93. Terrence Mann says:
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    Does Rudy write any more? I wanna know if he has an opinion as to why Teheran’s ERA has been a half point better than his ERA every single year dating back to 2013. That’s more than a trend.

    • Terrence Mann says:
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      @Terrence Mann: ERA half point better than his FIP. Sorry

      xFIP falls in line with that overall, as well

    • Here’s the #1 reason as far as I can tell.

      There are 751 pitchers who have thrown 1000+ IP with a GS/G of >= .7

      Below is a list of all those with a Strand rate (LOB%) of >= 76%.

      This group – in which Teheran is arguably the worst (tied for highest FIP) – outperformed their FIP by 0.3. Some of that is due to their team’s defense (Jim Palmer benefitted from probably the best team defense ever. Pantheon defenders at 2B/SS/3B/CF!). The rest is probably skill at pitching with men on (cueto is renowned for being impossible to steal against). Interesting how Sale has an amazing strand rate but ERA=FIP…his strand rate might be best explained by the fact he is just hard to hit. Same would go for Koufax and Scherzer.

      So there is some skill there for Teheran. Given he is in the top 2% in Strand Rate AND he is a worse pitcher than arguably everone below him, his strand rate is much more likely to regress than stay where it is. Same would go for his ERA-FIP.

      Name LOB% ERA FIP ERA-FIP
      Clayton Kershaw 79.30% 2.37 2.62 -0.25
      Chris Sale 78.40% 2.95 2.96 -0.01
      Whitey Ford 77.90% 2.75 3.26 -0.51
      Sandy Koufax 77.40% 2.76 2.69 0.07
      Jim Palmer 77.30% 2.86 3.5 -0.64
      Sal Maglie 77.20% 3.15 3.79 -0.64
      Johan Santana 77.00% 3.2 3.44 -0.24
      Madison Bumgarner 76.90% 3.01 3.19 -0.18
      Johnny Cueto 76.80% 3.29 3.75 -0.46
      Tom Seaver 76.70% 2.86 3.04 -0.18
      Cole Hamels 76.70% 3.38 3.62 -0.24
      Denny McLain 76.70% 3.39 3.72 -0.33
      Jered Weaver 76.20% 3.63 4.07 -0.44
      Julio Teheran 76.20% 3.57 4.07 -0.5
      Max Scherzer 76.10% 3.26 3.21 0.05
      Lance Lynn 76.10% 3.49 3.69 -0.2

      • Terrence Mann says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: Interesting. That is quite a list. How you come up with this shizz so quick? Like some kind of SABR AI that crushes everything in it’s way.

        • i looked at his fangraphs page and the LOB% jumped out at me since 70% is the baseline. Went to leaderboards and voila.

          • Terrence Mann says:
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            @Rudy Gamble: All that being said, we xpect Teheran’s ERA to be close to a half point lower again this year, correct? (Seeing that it’s currently over a full point lower.)

            Also, thanks fellas.

            • regress more than that…maybe 0.25 less.

  94. Dave Funnell says:
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    Just got offered Jose Martinez for Luis Castillo….but I don’t necessarily need a 1B or OF, as I have Abreu, Hoskins, DeShields, Mazara, Judge, Benintendi, Acuna, Cordero at those spots. Would you counter with Price/Franchy for Jose Martinez? I haven’t been keeping up with my Jose Martinez news…..has he been on the downswing?

  95. maxpower says:
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    Drop Chase Anderson for either Caleb Smith or Foltynewicz?

  96. prestige says:
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    Severino or Mesoraco as 2nd catcher?

  97. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    I’ll also throw Big Man On Alcatraz out there too.

      • Bill Lumbergh says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, works on many levels- but might be a bit dated. Mashup of Bird Man Of Alcatraz, Big Man On Campus and fact that a Giant is a Big Man… Thanks anyway tho.

  98. Beef Welington says:
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    ROS if you had to choose two: Longoria, Kinsler, Eduardo Escobar, Gurriel

  99. Chrisjen17 says:
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    Guys you start only at SF:
    Sourdoughboy
    SanFran Merman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chrisjen17: I like how you spell your name, not feeling these tho

  100. Silk The Shocker says:
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    Trolley Treat

  101. Coach Gonzo says:
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    10 team h2h…trade my bauer for his Benitendi?

  102. Jubaka says:
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    I asked this already, but this gives a little more on-site to my league, and how it works. What my team looks like.
    C: Contreras
    1b: Votto. Sp: Thor bench:
    2b: Adsubel. Sp: Snell Mikolas, Castillo,
    3B: Suarez. Rp: Kela. Pivetta, Junis,
    SS: Anderson. Rp: giles. Reyes, ^
    Of: Hoskins. P: Miller Murphy, Lamb,
    OF: Yelich. P: peacock Myers, Teoscer
    Of: Marte. P: Corbin
    Ut: Mazara. D.L Seager,Britton
    It’s a keeper and season long points league, so my question, should I drop someone for Robles, or Gyrko, or a upcoming prospect? Players from waivers are kept at there auction projected value from the year you grabbed him off waivers.(espn rankings). Though it’s a Yahoo league.. drafted players are kept for what you drafted them for, plus additional fees. +$1 the first two years.. then plus $5 per year but it must be a final contract.. So a young stud could be kept for 5 years at almost zero cost if you grab him or draft him early enough/cheap enough.. Robles could very valuable for 5,6,$7 over the next three seasons.. Or any other cheap valued player primed for breakout.. I have to many everything, and waivers still has more.. 11 teams So should I drop someone for Robles????or any other cheap breakout candidate?

    • Jubaka says:
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      @Jubaka: it looks so much nicer on my phone, before I post. What a shame..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who are you dropping? Teoscar? Then you’re shuffling from one prospect to another

      • Jubaka says:
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        @Grey: yeah teoscer hmm, yeah uhh meh uh. Yeah..uh meh.. Robles now once he’s called he will probably out value teoscer right instantly right? I felt that could happen soon with Eaton, and Taylor having problems..eaton injury, and Taylor just being not that good..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why? Tesocar’s playing well for a rookie who was just called up

          • Jubaka says:
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            @Grey: So I should let someone else get keep Robles? I only use teoscer once in a long while and when Myers gets back gets hot, I really probably won’t use teoscer. (Although they’re simular). So if Robles has a lot more potential(idk if he does) then it’s just a bench for a lotto ticket.. even if either plays well I’m betting Marte Hoskins Yelich Mazara or Myers will be too.. they would have to be a lotto ticket to get playing time on my team.. for the most part. (In the outfield/or 1st base) So I guess the question is who’s the better lotto ticket.. because that’s what they’d have to be to get started in my outfield, or 1st base. A lotto winner.. Couldn’t Robles play 2nd..or he doesn’t know that position? Murphy proves he can’t hold up a full season any longer.. Eaton has a hex bag up his badupa , and Taylor really isn’t a good hitter. Isn’t Robles faster and have as much power as teoscer.. I don’t want to doit, but the more I think about it the more I want to stash Robles instead of teoscer..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Robles

            • Jubaka says:
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              @Jubaka: badupa(ba dew pah) is a word real or created, and used by my grandmother..
              A reference for butt.
              Exp. “I will spank your badupa”.
              ( I don’t really know how it’s spelled..) she was A Irish/Ukraine/catholic/Bronx women.. just figured i owe an explanation.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jubaka: When you have Gyorko and Robles in the same conversation, you need to reevaluate what you’re looking for.

      • Jubaka says:
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        @Cram It: A cheap valued breakout/ a lottery ticket.. someone who isn’t or only ever going to start on my team because it’s so stacked.. And because I believe the comishioner gave us too many benches, with 2 D.Ls.

        • Jubaka says:
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          @Jubaka:
          Imagine you picked up trout off waivers that year he was called up.. then kept him for $5. (Because my league has values prospects who are picked off waivers, valued at $5.) Its just plus one dollar for three more years, then an extra 10 for 2 more years.. Trout could have been owned for $25 for 5 years after owning him for $5 one year and $6 the year after…. total of 7 years… of trout at more then 50% discount.
          With how many benches we were given and how stacked my roster is I have room for a lottery ticket even if he’s not playing in the majors yet.. teoscer only has started like 5 games for me, with Myers and yelich on the D.L. they will both be back soon, and Mazara is hot now so that’s more reason not to start teoscer.. it’s like if Robles looks that special, maybe I should drop teoscer for him. It’s only 11 teams.. it would suck though if Robles doesn’t come up soon enough to make any real promising impact.. although Snell, Corbin, or pivetta, could be less valuable as Robles by the start of next year so I’d most likely have the room to keep him. And if Mazara doesn’t stay hot, I’d definately have room to keep a new breakout prospect cheaply..

          • Jubaka says:
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            @Jubaka: I didn’t explain that greatly but it is plus $1 each year for 3 years. But on the 3rd year you can instead sign him as long as you like. For $5 per year, or just keep him one year for the plus $1.
            That’s actually 7 years of trout at like 70% discount, that was possible in my league.. Given the timing you picked him up, or drafted him.. I don’t ever want to miss that again. Maybe I am going too far and should stick with the more expensive but still discounted keepers.. I can’t see me keeping teoscer for $5 next year.. but I only like Robles because of you guys..SO?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure, stash Robles

            • Jubaka says:
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              @Jubaka: I’m past the limit on Myers and yelich was$40, Votto was $30 to keep.

  103. Gotime says:
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    Limited moves league, Reyes worth a stash over Devinski? (Count SV not holds).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  104. Synyster says:
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    Not starting Ed-Rod @ NYY tonight, right? You’d have to be a crazy person?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not starting

  105. Audacity of Scoop says:
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    SON isn’t too high on these guys, but do you like either for a 12 team 5×5 streamer on Saturday?

    Tyson Ross v. STL ($3.2)
    Gibson @ LAA ($3.0)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting neither

  106. Cyler says:
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    In a dynasty league 6 X 6 OPS would you trade Rizzo for Bellinger? Bellinger appears to be taking a bit of a step back this year and the swing and miss concerns me. Especially after last night.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  107. Squat Cobblers says:
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    A PresidioPedestrian? meh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinda meh

  108. Shitwolf says:
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    hey yo guy…. I have too many batters for my league and I don’t like it!…. 10 team 6×6 with ops.

    smoak/santana/Suarez or Lowrie

    I would like to drop 1 to add a pitching stream spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie

  109. frobin2 says:
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    How do you feel about me offering Harper/LeMahieu for Stanton/albies? Fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  110. RBA logic says:
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    Grey,

    My cmart for his ian happ. My 2018 is over…eye on 2019. 8 team shallow league. Pitching is everywhere…Godley, Newcomb, Williams etc. available on waivers… can stream for days. Happ ceiling>Cmart? OBP and slug.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • RBA logic says:
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      @RBA logic: keeper

  111. Murph says:
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    Grey
    1 Should i cut O’Day and stash Reyes or Cahill?
    2 Cut Cesar or Rich Hill for Ian Happ?
    3 traded Manaea for Rosario – happy with the early returns….
    4 gotta say – not only do i appreciate the write-ups, but im up at 3am and you always post ontime – suckas like me appreciate it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Reyes 2. Meh 3. Nice 4. Ha, no problem

  112. Cohen says:
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    Taillon vs SF or
    Weaver at SD
    SON likes both start tomorrow
    Can only start one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

  113. Mrs. Roger. Dorn. says:
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    12-team roto – Corbin & Chris Taylor for Dozier & Franchy.. which side ya on?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin

  114. dustyfingers says:
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    Chapman or Healy ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Healy

  115. dubjay says:
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    Morning grey,
    Ive been struggling with my 1b position all season in my 12 team H2H keeper league. Currently have Joma and Desmond. Would you drop Desmond for C.Santana? He seems to be heating up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Jo-Ma

      • dubjay says:
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        @Grey: Kind of surprised by your undying love for Desmond. What is it you see that makes you think he may turn things around? Not trying to be a smartass just curious. Guy is hitting .149 over the last month. I have a hard time playing him even in Coors. I think I mentioned before that I may be able to land Smoak for JoMa. Do you prefer Smoak over C.Santana?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Coors — Smoak, yeah

          • dubjay says:
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            @Grey:
            What about Merrifield for Encarnacion?
            And for the SF thing. Quakers

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Think we’re going with Rice-a-Jabronis — Edwin

              • curiousgeorgespringer says:
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                @Grey: I got in late! I immediately thought “Rice a Phoney”

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, not bad, think Jabroni connotes it better

                  • curiousgeorgespringer says:
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                    @Grey: minor edit suggestion — Rice-ja-broni to keep it the right sound. I could’ve been a contender!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nice! I think you’re right

            • Dubjay says:
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              @Grey: @dubjay: success! Well partial success. Got smoak coming my way for Jo-Ma. Would you still drop Desmond for c.santan?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah

  116. Caught Looking says:
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    AlcaTrash

    As a fifth outfielder, would you prefer Franchy, or Desmond? Also, ROS Puig, or Conforto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I think we’re going with Rice-a-Jabroni — Desmond — Puig

      • Caught Looking says:
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        @Grey:

        Yeah, thought about it after I posted. Alcatrash insinuates bad home starts. Thanks for the advice Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  117. Filkarri says:
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    Drop Lucchesi or Maeda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucchesi

  118. LG Baseball says:
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    Grey,

    My Arenado and Quintana for his Stanton and Severino?

    Thanks!

    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

      • LG Baseball says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey! Does a 10-team keeper league change your answer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not really

          • LG Baseball says:
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            @Grey: thanks Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  119. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft league. 6×6: runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, Saves+Holds, K/9.

    1) drop any SP for Richard Rodriguez or hold? His numbers are comparable to Josh Hader minus any Saves or Holds but fully sure if I’m buying it..

    C: Yasmani Grandal
    1B: Ryon Healy
    2B: Cesar Hernandez
    3B: Maikel Franco
    SS: Francisco Lindor
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Mitch Haniger
    OF: Eddie Rosario
    UTL: Franchy Cordero
    DL: Jake Lamb
    DL: Wil Myers

    P: Max Scherzer
    P: Sean Manaea
    P: Hunter Strickland
    P: Michael Feliz
    P: Tyler Clippard
    SP: Miles Mikolas
    SP: Tyler Mahle
    Bench: Mike Foltynewicz
    Bench: Michael Wacha
    Bench: Blake Snell
    Bench: Jacob Faria
    DL: Clayton Kershaw

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  120. Random Collmenter says:
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    Alcatrash

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I think we’re going with Rice-a-Jabroni

      • Random Collmenter says:
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        @Grey:

        Haha that’s perfect

  121. vee says:
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    clippard got the save last night, no? or am i just missing the joke.

    also… the ender frustration is so real.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Steals are nice tho

  122. ak111 says:
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    Hey Grey, who would you rather roll the dice on?…

    …Faria at Camden Yards or Castillo at Dodger Stadium? SON is meh on both, but I need one of them.

    Thanks man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castillo

      • ak111 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks dude.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Word

  123. Jason says:
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    At what point should we consider rostering Vlad Guerrero Jr?

    I’m in a 10 team mixed H2H Yahoo League.

    MY TEAM:
    ========
    C – J. Realmuto (C,1B)
    1B – F. Freeman (1B, 3B)
    2B – J. Altuve (2B)
    3B – A Rendon (3B)
    SS – M. Machado (3B, SS))
    OF – S. Marte – (OF)
    OF – Mitch Haniger (OF)
    OF – David Peralta (OF)
    UTIL – Nomar Mazara (OF)
    BENCH: Devers(3B),A. Jones (OF)
    DL: Molina (C)

    STARTERS:
    =========
    C. Carrasco (SP)
    C. Martinez (SP)
    L. McCullers Jr. (SP)
    J. Paxton (SP)
    C. Anderson (SP)
    Gausman(SP)
    German(SP)
    C. Smith (SP)
    Walker Buehler (RP)

    CLOSERS (only can start 3 at a time)
    ========
    B. Morrow (RP)
    S. Greene (RP)
    Keone Kela (RP)

    DL – Alex Reyes (SP), Zach Britton (RP)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t own Jones

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey:
        So flip Jones for Vlad? Or just flip Jones for something better via free agency?

        FWIW I haven’t started Jones in weeks and have thought about dropping him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d just grab something from waivers

          • Jason says:
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            @Grey:
            Markakis, Soler, or Teoscar Hernandez?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Soler

  124. Big Ticket says:
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    Trying to buy low on Goldy …

    Should I offer Thor and Hoskins?

    Or Bauer and Hoskins?

    Or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They don’t sound very low

  125. Willy Mo says:
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    3-4 yesterday, Puig better get moved up in the order tonight. He’s about to have a get healthy series here vs cinci. Him and Chris Taylor, if you have any interest in them better get your deals done by tonight, they about to go off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  126. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good morning, Grey!
    So I speculated by picking up Tepera, but obviously he threw the 8th last night. Are we sure Clippard’s the guy though? Or possibly did the manager just play matchups? (I’m also not upset with Tapera giving me a Win last night, as Wins have been harder to get than Saves so far.) Am I correct in thinking I should hold Tepera for a few more games? I have Middleton coming back soon so I can drop Minter instead of Tepera? Would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could be matchups, don’t do anything rash yet

  127. Dave D says:
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    Btw, one of the benefits for fans is that when there are so few loyal fans it makes getting fantastic seats easy. I went to school at Cal in the 90’s and it was totally awesome at the coliseum for Wed/Thur matinee games. They offered 50% discount with student ID’s. I would take the BART train there and get great seats for $10-$12 right there behind the plate or the infield. It was pretty epic. The same type of seats for a Yankee game currently will cost $600.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is awesome!

  128. Milarky says:
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    Limited waivers – one per week – and I’m way short on offense (especially HR/RBI/AFV/SLG%). I’m eyeing Logan Morrison and Dustin Fowler as potential pickups. Steals aren’t really an issue, but Does Fowler have enough power to go along with the avg/SBs for me to grab him over Morrison? The other potential benefit is that I can slot him into my rookie slot while Kingery is struggling.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Fowler

      • Milarky says:
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        Need @Grey: I’d probably have to drop Gohara for Fowler. Seeing how he’s not in the rotation right away, am I making a mistake? We have to start a rookie pitcher too, but I’ve already got Buehler and Lucchessi. Other drop options are Wacha or Brach, but SAGNOF.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, drop Gohara

  129. LG Baseball says:
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    Grey,

    One more for you: Bregman or Luis Severino in a keeper league?

    Thanks,
    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, depends on needs… Bregman

  130. knucks says:
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    Super off topic and possibly unwelcome but does anyone else play the trivia App Givling? Where they are crowdfunding student loan debt with trivia game adplay?

    I’m pretty far up the list/queue to get mine paid off, cause I’ve been playing for like 3 years now, but they just released a new version of the app and if it takes off, they could potentially be paying off student loans every other day or so. Depends on how many people know about it and are playing, thus watching the ads for ad revenue. Pretty amazing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s awesome! Hadn’t heard of it

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Only a matter of time before the deep state shuts it down though.

        I highly recommend that everyone here downloads it or at least looks into it. Its free. You can win money for a loan, mortgate, etc. 3 people won 5k yesterday afternoon. Next weeks winning team is close to 10k per person.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, that’s awesome

          • knucks says:
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            @Grey: Yea seriously. Tell all your friends Grey… The more eyeballs on ads, the more ad revenue.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Will do!

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Oh and if you signup with my code, my loan will get paid faster :)

        AN163503

        Do it!! Do it!!

  131. msh2404 says:
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    Funny stuff!

    My Billy Hamilton and Sano for his Tommy Pham? Looking to consolidate a roster spot and upgrade

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham side

  132. bigbear says:
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    Smoak, Franco, DeShizz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak

  133. jaone says:
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    Puig off the DL, who should i drop for him.

    Villanueva, Teoscar, Tyler Mahl, Chase Anderson, Billy Hamilton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mahle

  134. Steve says:
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    Shark or Gohara? (I know Gohara’s in the bullpen but he could transition, right?)

    You benching Shark for his next start?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shark– don’t know who he’s facing

  135. The Great Knoche says:
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    Rice-a-Ronis or San Francisco Treats get my vote. That was first thing I thought of.

    Think Erod pulls a Clevinger tonight and shuts down the Yanks. I’m thinking of starting him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      re: Ed-Rod — Great Knoche gone crazy

  136. Random Collmenter says:
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    Was offered Pollock for Darvish + Buehler in 5X5 redraft roto 12-teamer with quality starts instead of wins. U like? Here’s the rest of my squad:

    SPs: Verlander Corbin Manaea Fulmer McCullers
    RPs: Aroldis Herrera Giles/Devenski

    C Gattis
    1 Bellinger
    2 Albies
    3 Gallo
    SS Anderson
    OFs: Trout Springer Chris Taylor
    U: Gleyber

    BN: Michael Taylor, J turner,

    Thanks Grey!

    Once Turner is back I’ll have to bench Gleyber, c Taylor, or Gallo, but I’m not even starting darvish or buehler at the moment. Plus since it’s a QS League, Buehler’s value diminishes since Roberts pulls all his pitchers after 5 innings…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  137. Willy Mo says:
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    Any interest in adding either tropeano or heaney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both

      • Willy Mo says:
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        @Grey: yeah I’m def liking tropeano for this weekend’s start home vs twins if he makes it. The 6 man rotation obv sucks for fantasy. I don’t think Heaney will start this weekend, next 4 look like Richards, Skaggs, tropeano, and ohtani.. Lining up Heaney for a home start vs the Astros obv much less appealing

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, agreed

        • Terrence Mann says:
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          @Willy Mo:

          As a Skaggs owner, I’m hoping Heaney gets that Astros start and pushes Skaggs back to get Tampa.

          Go Sociapath!!

  138. Screwballs says:
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    I left my START in San Francisco

    …maybe too long.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think we have better

  139. jon says:
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    Andrelton Simmons or Peraza ROS–

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  140. Brian Boyle says:
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    In a 12 team H2H 5OF with (6X5) OPS. A. Cabrera has filled in nicely while I moved Taylor to the OF spot.
    1. I was wondering if I should drop A. Cabrera for ODOR!!!
    2. I was also thinking I could hold off and would have to drop either Cabrera or OF for Turner when he comes off the DL?

    Zuino, Goldy, Bregman, A Cabrera, Lindor, Ozuna, C Taylor, Polonco, Acuna JR, Rosario, Hosmer. Bench D Santana, Anderson, Ohtani, and DL is J Turner.

    3. Also dropped A. Miller for Clippard, I only have Kela, and Hader but that could be short lived. Not sure if I should have made that move or not??

    Mikolas, Newcomb, Soroka, Buehler, Ohatni, POM, T Williams, Pivetta, and MAD BUMM on DL.

    Thanks GREY!!!

    BB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Who is Anderson on your bench? 2. Domingo 3. Sounds fine

      • Brian Boyle says:
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        @Grey: Tim Anderson.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, there’s a Brian Anderson in the league too…why don’t you trade some of these bench bats?

          • Brian Boyle says:
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            @Grey: I have tried most in our league don’t like to trade. I guess try for low end starters or closer. Should I drop Cabrera for Odor?

            Thansks again.

            BB

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure

          • Brian Boyle says:
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            @Grey: I have tried most in our league don’t like to trade. I guess try for low end starters or closer. Should I drop Cabrera for Odor?

            Thansks again.

  141. JC says:
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    Drop Belt for Moreland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  142. b the esq. says:
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    I think Rice-a-Ronis is better than Rice-a-Jabronis…..but that may just be me wanting to get my name in the Glossary……

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’ll get in, co-credit

  143. ferris says:
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    NL-only roto

    Carlos Santana
    Billy Hamilton
    For
    Ryan Zimmerman
    David Peralta
    Tyler Chatwood

    Which side and is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimm, close

  144. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. was looking for some help at 2b (currently have dejong and scooter). would you swap benintendi for chris taylor? its a 3 OF league plus a dh and i have harper, springer and acuna and have been hitting teoscar at dh. thoughts?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  145. WhiteRabbit says:
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    AT&Tease

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, they’re good in ATT

      • WhiteRabbit says:
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        @Grey: right -hmm. How about Frisco Kid … almost killed outside of San Fran but fine once he gets home.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh

  146. nick the smooth dick says:
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    Sonny vs Oak or Skaggs vs Min?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

      • nick the smooth dick says:
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        @Grey: And thus concludes the first baseball related question I’ve asked you in seemingly years…..now peep this https://youtu.be/qO0DUCrxYek

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m listening to this on repeat until Sunday, Word up, peace Incarcerated scarfaces!

          • nick the smooth dick says:
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            @Grey: Insane right?! Real dudes lick shots, peace Connecticut!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Peace Connecticut — that’s why I call myself an ex-Conn!

              • nick the smooth dick says:
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                @Grey: I’m a Connvict, I say with conviction!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  What’s my Hartford? Nothing, it’s rotten!

        • herschel says:
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          @nick the smooth dick: definitely more entertaining than tupac vs biggie on usa.

          • nick the smooth dick says:
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            @herschel: Haha or anything on USA for that matter

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Mr. Robot is aight

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Moments at least

              • herschel says:
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                @Grey: yeah, and i can get down with some WWE Raw every now and then….

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Who can’t?

                  • nick the smooth dick says:
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                    @Grey: My son and I are Undertaker and Shawn Michaels. I’m a sexy boy!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m Bobby The Brain and Cougs is Fabulous Moolah

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            For sure, hersch!

  147. Willy Mo says:
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    My makiel franco for his Caleb Smith?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  148. William Hung says:
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    Picked up some more scraps in my league – #shallowleagueproblems and now my lineup is:

    C- Grandal
    1B – Abreu
    2B – Merrifield (picked up yesterday)
    3B – Rendon
    SS – Lindor
    OF – Betts, Rosario, Gallo
    UTIL – Shaw
    B – Chris Taylor, Odor, B-Hamilton
    DL – Moncada

    I feel like I have pretty good balance on my team across the standard 5 batting cats, but I only have 1 SB in the past 2 weeks (Taylor’s last night was my first during this period). Needless to say, Hamilton has been a major bust for me and he’s going to be my first drop for a closer when the closepocolypse decides to strike in full force.

    This me just venting about what I thought was a strength turning out to be a weakness. And you totally got me with that Oh blurb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha You should sell multiple pieces for upgrades, if you can

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: everyone in my league is delusional with trades… the only trade i did this season was trade Puig for Conforto and then I dropped Conforto for Gallo. Also, it’s tough to trade from my perspective because guys like Gallo and Hamilton will get dropped throughout the year. For perspective, Sano is a FA in my league right now, and I didn’t need to use a waiver for Whit Merrifield to pick him up yesterday.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Mookie Betts and Whit Merrifield heeding my calls to run more and making Billy Hamilton more and more superfluous

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup!

  149. Coach Gonzo says:
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    Am I selling too low on darvish if I trade him for pivetta and Eddie Rosario?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, I think I had Rosario above him in the preseason (or close)

  150. H says:
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    Would you start Greinke and Roark today? They face off against each other.

    Also would you drop any of theses guys for Clippard and Alex Reyes?

    Pivetta, Roark, Rich Hill, Skaggs, Cueto(DL) Osuna, Bud Norris, Middleton, Osuna(DL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would not satrt Roark… Cueto, Skaggs

  151. Wormhole says:
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    I give Clevinger and Soria for Rasiel Iglesias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  152. Jr says:
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    10 team h2h dynasty league with 3 of spots. Weird stats with HR, TB, BB, OBP, SLG, and SB. Need to pick 3 between the following:
    Braun
    Belt
    Teoscar
    Brantley
    Rosario

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun

      Teoscar

      Rosario

      • Jr says:
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        @Grey: thank you sir. Wasn’t sure if the walks/obp helped with Brantley and belt

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  153. cable says:
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    H/H Points league..ROS – Soler or Souza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  154. ERad says:
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    You dropping Osuna or holding and waiting to hear re: suspension? Grabbed clippard, but bench spots are a premium.

    Sorry if this has been covered in the comments – apparently having a newborn takes up all of your time and energy – who knew!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try to hold for a few more days

  155. cable says:
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    H/H Points league..ROS – Soler or Souza

  156. Terrence Mann says:
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    http://www.espn.com/mlb/player/_/id/31878/vince-velasquez

    VV’s smugshot just screams, “Yeah I struck out about 20 Giants today and that start against the Orioles next week looks so juicy you know you WANT to trust me. But guess what, I’m gonna take a giant burrito dump on your peripherals so massive you’ll instantly post it at ratemypoop. Go ahead. Try me.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  157. Joe Beisbol says:
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    Which of these, if any, is a realistic and desirable trade offer, revolving around me trading Corbin? Or do you think I should hold Corbin, or ask for more? I’m growing increasingly worried about Murphy being back anytime soon, and whether this Corbin is too good to be true.

    Corbin for Moustakas
    Corbin and Soria for Merrifield and S.Gray
    Corbin and Soria for Cano and Godley
    Corbin and Soria for Cano and Tanaka

    12-Team, Yahoo, H2H, 5×5 Redraft League
    C – Ramos, 1B – Abreu, 2B – Peraza, 3B – Machado, SS – Simmons, OF – Stanton/Belt/Cespedes, Util – Suarez, Bench – Cain, DL – Murphy, Sano

    SP – Darvish, Berrios, Corbin, Richards, Roark, Ross, Ryu; RP – Davis, Morrow, Soria, Strickland, Hader

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Merrifield one, maybe Moose if you need power

  158. Fogimon says:
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    How about a Ho-HummBaby

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  159. Fogimon says:
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    how about a Splash Pitch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think we have better

  160. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Any of these free agents in my 10 team 6 x 6 roto dynasty worth a roster spot:

    Ryan Zimmerman
    Cameron Maybin
    Tyler Nyquil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimm

  161. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. teoscar for chris taylor? trade analyzer favors taylor side, but i dont get down with no bots….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor

  162. Nightpandas says:
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    Sanny Frannnies or Frisckys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think we have better

  163. Nitro says:
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    Looking to trade for an OF. Want to offer Y Gurriel. Who would you shoot for?
    N. Cruz
    Haninger
    T Hernandez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you get any of these with Yuli, well played

  164. herschel says:
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    CMart to the DL…lat strain.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  165. Scott says:
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    10 team re-draft league, drop adam eaton or dan murphy or hold both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly hold Murphy for now

  166. In a H2H Categories league who do like better ROS: Mancini or Healy?
    Your help is always much appreciated.

  167. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 OPS
    Which one sits? Checked hittertron but wondered what people thought? Have to start the Coors matchups, right?
    Desmond vs MIL (chacin)
    Puig vs vs CIN (mahle)
    DSantana @ COL (Marquez)

  168. AT&T Tech. Will only work in homes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, think we’re going with Rice-a-Jabronis

  169. bobbo says:
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    Random question.
    How data driven are your decision, do you default to hittertron?
    Like if a hot hitter has a tough matchup and a slumping hitter has a good matchup who do you choose?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I use Hitter-Tron and SON

  170. Alex says:
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    I missed out on the Clippard race in a 12 team league. I was going to drop Holland. Since I’m stuck with Holland I feel like he’s destined to take over the closing role soon, save 30 games, and be the comeback player of the year. What would we be without wishful thinking?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, within the same year

  171. SF says:
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    Hi Grey,

    C. Martinez on the DL. S. Gray is available or i could grab Flaherty if he fills in again. Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

      • SF says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  172. TJ says:
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    If you sing it just right: “I left my starter in San Francisco”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, someone offered this above

  173. crimedog says:
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    would you start Eflin at home vs. NYM? SON hates it (-11) but I think that might have to do with them hating Eflin ROS more than anything. I know you’ve been talking him up a bit. You starting him in deeper leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think I would, or at least watching him closely

  174. Ben W says:
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    In a 12 team league. I just got back Yasiel Puig and Anthony Rendon from the DL. I need to drop 2 to replace them. Here are the most likely candidates.. Who to drop?

    CJ Cron
    Trey Mancini
    Billy Hamilton
    Kevin Gausman
    Drew Pomeranz
    Michael Wacha
    Trevor Williams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom

      • Ben W says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Who is the 2nd?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Williams

  175. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Two questions.
    1. Puig is available FA: Should I cut one of Jose Martinez; Schwarber; Teoscar; or Odor?

    2. Middleton is back; and I have two closers (Strickland; Morrow). I assume Middleton is less than either of these. Is he worth cutting eithr Pivetta or Price (perhaps wait until Saturday’s start)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teoscar 2. Hold

  176. Alex says:
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    Desmond or Mancini ROS OBP league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

  177. Kellogg Crunchy Smacks says:
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    20 team. Should I trade arenado for E5 Gardner And Caleb smith? Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  178. Jon says:
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    Kyle Seager for Taillon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  179. Crock says:
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    Franchy or Conforto ros? How close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  180. Jubaka says:
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    Should I teoscer , Junis, or Mikolas for kingham? There calling him up again I guess…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teoscar

  181. Bob's Your Uncle says:
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    My closer / rp situation: I have Neris, Miller, Holland and Britton on the DL.

    I’m obviously hurting for Saves. Should I drop Miller or Holland for Clippard or wait for more clarity?

    • Bob's Your Uncle says:
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      @Bob’s Your Uncle: Also, only saves count. Holds do not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  182. hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Who do you like at SP for ROS; Ohtani or Berrios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ohtani

      • hanklongball says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey! On a separate question, where would you rank Domingo German ROS? Top 60? Top 100? Somewhere else?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          75ish

  183. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Cool w/ me starting Berrios @ Angels? He just misses the $4 threshold but I like him in that atadium…

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  184. Done Duda says:
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    Moreland or yonder Alonso ros. Obp lge. Thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

  185. damn DLs says:
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    Hello Grey, in a points h2h nl/al weekly 10 team league……. Y. Molina was put on the DL so I picked up Hicks but just dropped Hicks because Luis Castillo was a free agent and Carlos Mart just went on the DL and I figured luis has a ton of upside. So my question is we have a 4 man bench with 1 DL spot. I have Y. molina, Elvis Andrus and C Mart now all on the DL so thats 3 of those 5 spots but I need a catcher now to start next week because I don’t have one. So I think i’m gonna grab Cervelli to hopefully fill in the meantime. But I don’t know who to drop. Can you help suggest a #1 n #2 option to drop.??? Thx … and I know I need to try and make a trade to free up space but I just don’t have the time now to look it over. Thanks again for the help !!

    here is my OFFENSE. C ? goldy, dee gordon, astrubal, machado, OF/U Trout, J Upton, KH Davis and N Castellanos. Thats all I have for offensive players other than the ones on the DL
    My pitchers are Arrieta, McCullers, Tyson Ross, Tallion, Luis Castillo, Dallas K, Berrios, so 7 Healthy starters and I start 5
    My RP’s are Chapman, Bradley and Morrow and I start 2. BTW we get 3 points for a HOLD and 7 for a save which is why I have bradley because Morrow wasn’t getting used so much past couple weeks and bradley has 102 points on the year vs Morrow’s 80….. I guess this wasn’t a quick question. Sorry Grey !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tyson Ross, Castellanos

  186. The JoGarza says:
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    WHich side:

    Mazara for K.Davis and B.Norris in 12-tm H2H OBP league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  187. Polish neighbor says:
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    Herrro!
    Jon Gray is available in one of my leagues. Worth to drop Peraza to get him?

    • Polish neighbor says:
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      @Polish neighbor: and what do we do with chrostian villanueva?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I dropped Villanueva

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  188. Dickie T says:
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    @Grey:

    Yeah I know, dumb. More meant Semien should be the one to drop over Anderson? Where I am leaning.

    Next time your back to Jersey dinner at Spiritos on me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You know I love me some Spiritos!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Semien before Anderson

  189. alps says:
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    Hey Grey
    With Buxton off of DL who do I drop
    Souza, Pujols or Peraza
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols

  190. In a H2H Categories league who do like better ROS: Mancini or Healy?
    Your help is always much appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Healy

      • Thanks, Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  191. happyharry says:
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    Grey, 12 team, H2H, 6X6 ..Better ROS. – Soroka or Jon Gray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…Gray

  192. Cohen says:
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    Have to DL CMart, pick up Castillo or Quintana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana

  193. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Franchy or Margot?
    Franchy or Zimmerman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franchy…Zimm

  194. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h OBP limited season moves (budget for moves)

    Need an interim replacement for Cmart ….who do you like most?

    C Smith: LAD, NYM, WAS
    Skaggs: MIN, TB, @TOR
    Faria: @BAL, @KC, BOS
    Soroka: @MIA, CHC, @PHI
    Pivetta: @BAL, @STL, TOR
    Gibson: @LAA, MIL, DET
    Kuhl: SF, SD, @CIN
    Eflin: NYM, @STL, ATL
    German: OAK, @KC, LAA

    or…just pick up Brad Brach?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  195. braves uk says:
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    15 team standard roto with OBP

    Give: Odubel + Pivetta
    Get: J Segura

    Fair?

    Thanks….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  196. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    A few days after I drafted Carlos Martinez and Robbie Ray on a team, I read your article saying you had done the same. Initially, I thought it was fun that we’d be pulling for the same players. This thought was immediately followed by the thought that we’d likely be commiserating about our choices.

    And here we are.

    May you trip the streaming light fantastic in the absence of our fallen hurlers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, C-Mart sounds like he’ll be back soonish

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Sounds like it. Hopefully he’s sharper when he does.

        Man, Folty is a frustrating watch. If he could just show a semblance of command on a somewhat regular basis.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, kinda guy you own and never watch

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Seems every year there are more pitchers in the Ollie Perez and Jonathan Sanchez mold

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              True

  197. Nightmare! says:
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    Hey greylord!! Happy Thursday Brolo. What you think of that episode last night? Stan being a snooper! He’s catching on tho. Hopefully these last 3 episodes ramp up!

    Eaton underwent ankle surgery today. Time to cut him loose right?

    Here’s my options for pickups:

    Soler, Caleb Smith, David Peralta, Pujols, Cron, Teoscar, Kepler, Brantley, Kyle Gibson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beeman is onto them! Great epsiode, very tense, enjoyed it… Cut Eaton — Soler

  198. LeftCoastYankee says:
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    I need a 2nd closer to plug Osuna hole (can I say that?) in a standard 12-team 5×5 league…

    Waive any of the following for Clippard?
    Osuna
    Andrew Miller
    Devenski
    John Gray
    Mikolas
    Luke Weaver
    Tanaka

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weaver

  199. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    1) Top 2 options you like best for a stream this weekend:

    Faria @ BAL (Gausman)
    M Gonzalez @ DET (Boyd)
    Skaggs v MIN (Lynn)
    German v OAK (Triggs)
    Eflin v NYM (Thor)
    Kuhl v SF (Samardzija)
    Soroka @ MIA (Jarlin/Urena)
    Gibson @ LAA (n/a)

    2) With diagnosis and treatment in hand, would you start Price @TOR this weekend or still sit?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      German, Skaggs 2. Sit, ain’t worth it

  200. jason batteiger says:
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    20 team h2h redraft with QS, OPS, hits, slugging, total bases added. K/9 also.
    C uh oh
    1B rhysus (OF)
    2B jedong (SS)
    SS anderson
    3B gallo (1B/OF)
    OF (3) stanton/pollock/rosario
    util cron
    BN m.taylor, newtown.
    SP porcello, lynn, weaver, carrasco, stratton, duke newcomb,
    RP (room for 5): colome, greene, lyons, yates, nicasio
    DL ryu, karns

    drop newtown at this point for which hitter or 8th SP:
    SP: yarbrough (good FIP, ok next matchup), romano, gohara (in case of injury to somebody), richard
    hitters: palka, moran, difo (bunch of position backups)

    2.
    16 teamer, QS. hold yarbrough or go to wainwrong, romano, hellickson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Palka

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @Grey: and i have gibson here too.

  201. DJ says:
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    H2H 5×5 league— Carlos Santana Or Hanley ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley

  202. Josh-NYC says:
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    Michael Taylor or Gardner ? Rest of season
    You’re the man!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gardner

  203. John Lettiere says:
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    Folty throws GAS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, all over the shop some days tho

  204. Rene De La Torre says:
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    Grey!! Someone just offered me Noah Syndergard and Brad Boxberger for Charlie Blackmon.

    Currently at OF I have Justin Upton, Charlie Blackmon, Lorenzo Cain, Tommy Pham and Matt Adams

    SP I have Garret Cole, Luis severino and nothing to brag about after that…

    RP, currently have Vizcaino, Treinen and Middleton.

    Please, tell me what to do wise one.

    P.S. You’re articles are the best!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Don’t like the trade

  205. Swat290 says:
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    Rice-a-roni……. The San Fransisco treat

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, someone said above

    • Swat290 says:
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      @Swat290:
      Should have figured that was suggested already haha

  206. herschel says:
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    Mancini (3-3, 2b, hr, 2 rbi, 3 runs) giving you the Godfather 3 treatment…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, well, I still have him

  207. Mr Baseball says:
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    Daniel Murphy would you trade for him thinking he could still put up numbers or this is a tough injury to come back from

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, I wouldn’t

  208. David says:
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    trade freeman to get goldschmidt? Seeing this as there’s got to be more to get from goldy for rest of season than freeman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  209. Robert says:
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    Gausman or E. Rodriguez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman (Neither?)

  210. Brett says:
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    Currently have Chris Taylor Torres and Moncada for my mi I also have Schwarber at utility. Would you trade Taylor for any of these? Hand, knebel, wade davis?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Brett:
      If I needed saves I would.

  211. fletch f. fletch says:
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    Apparently I like to live dangerously because i started E. Rodriguez against the Yanks. I keep nervously watching waiting for the bottom to fall out.

    • fletch f. fletch says:
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      @fletch f. fletch: His pitch count is high enough I hope they pull him before he implodes.

  212. Greg says:
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    Which side do you prefer: price and Pham for Turner?

  213. Killer Joe says:
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    Guys, I have Middleton and Odor coming off the DL and I need to drop 2 to activate them, so I’m looking for some advice. Potential drops at this point are Cron, Teoscar, Michael Taylor, Chris Taylor, Zeigler and Holland. My instinct says to ditch Zeigler because he sucks, and probably Teoscar. Activating Odor makes 3 bench bats, which feels like 2 too many.

    I’m tops in the league in steals, middle of the road in HR, and doing poorly in RBIs, but HR/RBI should turn around some now that Rendon and Schoop are active. Pitching is overall doing poorly but decent in saves.

    Thanks for your help!

    • William Hung says:
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      @Killer Joe: Prob Teoscar and MAT. But I also think you could probably drop Ziegler cause saves will be few and far between if you also count some blown saves in there too, and by the time the closepocolypse strikes, you can pick up another closer

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Killer Joe:

      I’d be trying to hold Teoscar.
      As long as he keeps playing every day he going to produce.

  214. los locos says:
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    Two things..

    Thoughts of Greg Bird coming back?

    Also, am I offering too much Jose Mart & Brantley for Ozuna?

  215. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    German v A’s
    Ross v Cards
    Trop v Twins

    All home starts. Who is safest as I need innings, no blow ups.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @DodgerWindowClosed:

      What does SON say?

      They all risky to me.

  216. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Tomorrow starters….Koch v Nats or Skaggs v Twins. Both at home. Which do you prefer?

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @DodgerWindowClosed: here’s the SON numbers, if you can’t guess which is which i guess start whoever you think is best
      19.7
      -19.5

      there are no typos in those numbers.

  217. FrankGrimes says:
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    Grienke has more hits and more stolen bases than Aushizz last seven days.

    • William Hung says:
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      @FrankGrimes: he also has more SBs than Billy Hamilton

  218. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    this is awesome in dynasties deep enough to still own brinson (a 16 teamer where i didn’t start him) and a 20 where i did; for the 20, that’s i believe the 3rd time i actually had him HR in my starting slot (he doesn’t start on ANY regular schedule day), pretty damn lucky on this me be.

  219. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    sociapath back to his tricks, JJ getting this one rather than healthy middleton

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @Eli Man Penguin Boy: might also be only since middleton got the top of the order.

  220. winteriscoming says:
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    Hey Grey – debating on my last start for the week. Right now I have Skaggs but was debating on dropping him for Weaver. SON likes weaver the most. Or should I just hold Skaggs ? Thanks!

    Weaver @ SD
    Skaggs v MIN
    Chatwood v CHW
    Wacha @ SD
    Soroka v MIA

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