Visual Metaphor Alert!  When a boat sinks, you can avoid sinking longer if you scramble to the stern of the boat.  As the boat sinks, you will be out of the water longer.  The Orioles have started playing baseball on that stern of the Titanic.  Of course, then the whole thing snaps in half and drowns you anyway.  “Hey, there’s Machado floating by with six life vests on, and there’s a different team insignia on each life vest!  Hey, Machado, can I get the Yankees’ life vest?  Machado?  Hey, Adam Jones!  Do you need that Nationals’ life vest?  Adam?   Aw geez.”  That’s Dylan Bundy wearing the Orioles’ life vest, as Mancini sinks holding onto Bundy’s ankle.  Yesterday, Bundy went 9 IP, 3 ER, 3 baserunners, 14 Ks, ERA at 4.45, throwing 121 pitches.  *uck Showalter really wanted to get Bundy the complete game, huh?  It’s not like he had a no-hitter going, he surrendered a homer in the 4th inning.  The Orioles also had a six-run lead and were going for win number 16.  Showalter prolly just had a senior moment.  “How do you get this motorized scooter up the dugout steps and to the mound?”  That’s Showalter.  Bundy’s peripherals are actually gorge — 11.1 K/9, 2.9 BB/9, 3.85 xFIP.  Thus far, he’s been unlucky, which goes without saying because he’s on the Orioles.  Hard for me to get excited for that reason, too.  Of course, his numbers say he should be owned everywhere.  Good luck with that!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Psych!  Before getting into the roundup, just wanted to mention one of our frequent commenters, Oaktown Steve, is looking for some help.  If you can great, if you can’t, then WHY NOT?!  Kidding, do what you can.  Anyway II, the roundup:

Trey Mancini – 1-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .251. After the game, Mancini said, “It seems so unlikely I’ll be traded, due to team control, but I owe it to myself to do as much as I can to try.”

Adam Jones – 3-for-6, 3 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .270.  Jones rounded the bases, mouthing, “I will waive my trade clause to everyone, even Japanese baseball leagues.”

Dustin GarneauWhite Sox claimed him.  Fun fact!  During one of his concussions, Justin Morneau signed his name Dustin Garneau.

Lucas Giolito – 1 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 7.53.  That Lucas Giolito start should be in a PSA about drafting/spending big FAAB on rookie pitchers.  The More You Know…

Jose Rondon – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Not bad for a converted middle reliever!  *intern whispers in my ear*  I’m not thinking of Hector, that’s a metric unit of square measure.  Rondon won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but he might be a schmotato.

Shohei Ohtani – 2-for-3, 2 runs, hitting .319.  Will not pitch Sunday.  Thus the “workload management” begins.  He threw 165 1/3 IP over the last TWO years (caps for emphasis, not due to a heavy shift finger).  He threw 25 1/3 IP last year.  You really think he’s gonna throw more than 120 innings this year?  You crazier than The Sciosciapath?

Mike Trout – 1-for-4 and a slam (15) and legs (12), hitting .291 with a .443 OBP.  “He’s from New Jersey; I’m also from New Jersey” is the 1st chapter in my book, The Problem with False Equivalences.

Albert Pujols – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .253.  This was his 621st homer, and he’s now the first person to homer after the age of 60.

Nick Tropeano – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.86.  His K/9 is 7.3, 3.6 BB/9 and a 4.68 xFIP, i.e., yawnstipating.

Roberto Osuna – Jon Heyman said Osuna could be suspended for a significant amount of time.  In other news, taco diarrhea burns.  I’m not going to give my take that I’ve given at least two times before, but the gist is MLB should’ve suspended him already, and for a few months.

Dwight Smith Jr. – 1-for-4 and his 1st home run.  In Triple-A, Smith was hitting .278 with 2 homers and 5 steals.  Or what Vlad Jr. does every game.

Miguel Sano – Was activated by the Twins on an off-day.  Perfect for Sano who doesn’t seem to like being active.

Nathan Eovaldi – Will make his season debut early next week.  He went 4 IP, 8 ER in his last rehab start in Triple-A, so he’s definitely game ready.

Blake Snell – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.78.  Damn, look at Snell going full bawdy-bawdy against the Sawx.  Maybe he wasn’t such a bad sleeper call by me either.

Rick Porcello – 3 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 3.74.  What the hell are the Regression Fairies doing in Tampa?  I know they weren’t at a Hooter’s or Bojangles.  That start hurt from Porcello in what should’ve been a walk in the park.  Turned out the park was Gorky Park being run by Cossacks.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 0-for-3, hitting .174.  If I have one fault, and, let’s be honest, you really have to search for it, I don’t mention guys who are struggling as much as ones getting hot.  Usually there’s just so many games to cover, I cover the highlights, and skip some lowlights.  With that said, how long until JBJ is released?  Yo, you Lastings Milledge without the aspiring rap career?

Mitch Moreland – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer.  That Mitch gives the best batty calls!

George Springer – 2-for-3, 2 runs and two steals (2, 3).  Rather than be thrilled Springer stole some bases, the first thing I did was look at who the opposing catcher was.  The guilty party:  Roberto Perez.  There’s some Roberto flack, you VH1 diva.

Alex Bregman – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .277.  I had a super sad thought.  He’s on pace for a 16/16/.277 year.  That’s not really far from what you can expect, i.e. expect less.

Jake Marisnick – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Maris*nick was just recalled with Reddick going to the DL.  Sometimes Maris*nick falls into some stats.  Worth cyclops’ing in deep leagues.  Speaking of deep league cyclops’ing, Tony Kemp (1-for-3, 1 run, hitting .389 and his 2nd steal) can run.

Charlie Morton – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.04.  There was some discussion yesterday why Morton was a negative on the Stream-o-Nator.  Its predicted line was 5 1/3, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Not far off, but an extra run and two-thirds less would impact the bottom line, and the line was only -$2.50, so it wasn’t awful.  Though, I tend to look for positives, signed FML.

Mike Clevinger – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.32.  Speaking of looking for positives, this was at home, but against the Astros, and you shouldn’t have started him anyway.  Sorry, tough love.

Danny Duffy – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 6.14.  Duffy’s like, “I just might not have it anymore.  What can I do?”  How about pitch against a team that is collectively barely hitting .200?  The Rangers entire lineup is one giant rally killer.  Rangers were so concerned with bringing Gallo’s K% from 39 to 31, they forgot the rest of the team.

Salvador Perez – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs, hitting .254.  He was catching again last night.  Standing and doing nothing was a bit much for him.  Back to sitting from now on!

Zach Davies – 4 IP, 4 ER, as he returned from the DL after a shoulder injury.  3, 2, 1…Next DL stint?  Now?  Did it happen yet?  How about now?  Okay, but soon.

Brandon Nimmo – 4-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .294.  Hey, c’mon, aren’t you gonna start Joey Bats?  The funniest would be if they release Bautista within the week.  Like a PR stunt that just failed.  Think Kanye tweeting to promote a new album.

Steven Matz – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.80.  His ERA isn’t wretched, as sung by The Decemberists, but, damn, he just doesn’t move the needle.  The needle, by the way, is a terrible name for it.  If we’re going with sewing terms, how about thimble?

Felix Hernandez – 6 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 5.58.  F-Her is so toothless, I will now call him Friend Zonedez.

Dustin Fowler – 2-for-3, 1 RBI and his 3rd steal, hitting .222.  Mostly a SAGNOF play for now, though if he starts a dance called Dusting The Chicken, I might get more interested.  “First, you pick up your drumstick, then you dust it some more.  Next, you shake your tail feather and dust the floor.  This is how you Dust the Chicken!”  It might need work.

Luis Castillo – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.34.  The Stream-o-Nator loved this start predicting a start of 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Five Ks not six!  C’mon, robot!

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 8th homer, a grand slam, hitting .280.  Owning him has made me feel like an Eugenius.

Jesse Winker – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer, hitting .257.  Jesse Winker Fantasy Owner who’s been in a coma for two months, “I told you he was a sleeper!  He is so nice with the bat!  By the way, how’s my fantasy team doing I named, Yes We Cano?  Hey, why’s everyone leaving my hospital room?  I can’t get up yet, guys.  Guys?”

Jared Hughes – 2/3 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save, and first save since filling in for the injured Raisel.  I was the first person to tell you to pick up Hughes, after reading it elsewhere.

Austin Meadows – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .440.  Mean’s while, Adam Frazier is crap, but I don’t think that’s why he’s in the two hole because I don’t think C**nt Hurdle’s that clever.  Meadows will be in this afternoon’s Buy column with the same caveat he’s always had, what will Hurdle do when Marte returns.

David Freese – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .260 as he hit third in the lineup because Hurdle subscribes to the Jim Leyland School of Lineup Management that says, “When a player is subbing in for another, he automatically gets his lineup slot no matter how silly it seems,” as taught at the University of Phoenix.  It made me laugh thinking about Jim Leyland using the internet.  “Grandpa, you’re getting ashes on the keyboard.”  That’s Jim’s grandkid.

Ivan Nova – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.96.  Champagne super-Nova!  Champagne as in cold duck, and super is short for Streamers U Pass-up, Evade and Renounce.

  1. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    In day 1 of a 3-day training in Lake view Hotel!!

    a. Batted 0.063 yesterday as a team AND recently signed up profar. Hopefully he will finally pan out. Dropped Muncy to add him.

    b. Mark Twain quote for May 25

    My collection of fourteen syllable German words is still incomplete. But I have just added to that collection a jewel – a veritable jewel. I found it in a telegram from Linz, and it contains ninety-five letters:

    Personaleinkommensteuerschatzungskoerganzungsrevisionsfund

    If I could get a similar word engraved upon my tombstone I should sleep beneath it in peace.

    c. Have a nice weekend.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Old School Brother says:
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      @Ante Galic: Ante,

      PROFAR!

      -OSB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: A. Don’t think he’s the answer for anything B. Ha, nice C. You too!

  2. Filkarri says:
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    Lose Gausman for Bundy?

  3. Greg says:
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    Okay, trade I listed yesterday, was actually Altuve and Godley for Goldy and Newcombe. Jose Ramirez takes over at 2nd for me and Healy to 3rd….I think Goldy lights up and Newcombe is for real. Who wins? I don’t believe Altuve will steal as many bases nor hit as many hrs as last year plus I got sick of Godley barfing up runs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Greg: Sounds fair

    • Seth Swirsky says:
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      @Greg: say that 10x fast: Godley for Goldy, Godley for Goldy, Godley…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha

  4. Scott says:
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    Nimmo should be playing everyday. He has raked all year since spring and was even sent down. Do you think he is a good speculative add just in case the Mets may do the right thing, i.e., shift Bruce to 1b and $hitcan bautista and Adrian Gonzalez (2 good games inflating his #’s)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Yeah, try him

  5. donny simms says:
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    @ anybody. (Sorry for long comment)
    I like my team but getting smoked in points, looking for any help on potential changes I should try to make
    8 team h2h points

    C-
    1- freeman
    2- Gordon
    Ss- trea
    3 – arenado
    MI- story
    CI – rendon
    OF- Stanton, bellinger, Marte, puig, acuna,
    Util- buxton
    Bench- Vlad Jr, harrison (dee fill in) bell (at util Marte fill in)

    P- scherzer, bumgarner, GRay, snell, dervish, pivetta, Reyes, Weaver, Hader, W davis, Herrera

    Any weaknesses I should try to patch up or just sit tight and wait?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @donny simms: Not sure what Gray that is, but feels barely ownable in an 8 teamer… Also, what’s with all the Pirates bats?

      • donny simms says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: bell and harrison just filling in for Dee and Marte, already dropped bell for another fill in. Rockies gray, he was part of the trade acquiring freeman

  6. donny simms says:
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    @donny simms:
    Best available. Kepler, Hanley, Maeda, t. Ross

  7. Javier says:
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    Lol Sano activated on off-day!

  8. Thomefan251 says:
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    Was gonna say something about your preseason projections for Ohtani (I know I’m the Ohtani guy.. sorry) but you had him at 140 innings. Really only 3 or 4 starts off if you think hell be around 120. My question now is should I try and move him now. I mean I love ohtani but in yahoo he’s only a sp or util not both and I have the sp Ohtani. Gonna try and get some trades done this weekend. Hope you have a great Memorial Day weekend!

      • Thomefan251 says:
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        @Grey: I’ll try the market and see what shakes up. Thanks for all your hard work!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  9. hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Given the reduced workload announcement for Ohtani, what would you expect as a fair SP return on an Ohtani + Miller package? Is it just better to cut bait on Ohtani altogether?

    The top options are Wacha, Kingham, Skaggs, Odorizzi, Folty, Elfin, Garrett.

  10. aardvark says:
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    Need one. Adam jones, Byron buxton, odor,
    Jose Martinez, Ian Happ, Eduardo Escobar

    • Grey Matter(s) says:
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      @aardvark: Buxton

    • Hawk says:
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      @aardvark:

      Martinez, Jones, Escobar, Buxton, Odor, Happ in that order for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @aardvark: I’d try Bux, others will likely be better in short term

  11. Jake says:
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    Well…shit. Sciosciass has been pretty good at pitching Ohtani on Sundays and I have tickets to next Saturday and Sunday’s games. **keeping fingers crossed**

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jake: You’re in the OC?

      • Jake says:
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        @Grey:

        Central Cali. Grew up in Santa Monica. Going to the OC for the weekend, my gal is an Angels fan, gotta keep her happy, was hoping for some Ohtani.

        Where are you in SoCal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice! I’m in LA

  12. Racehorse says:
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    ROS … Mac Williamson or Jesse Winker?

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Racehorse: I like Mac. He has done nothing but hit, and with power, at every single turn this year … at AAA, in SF, at rehab. He has played in 21 games overall, with hits in 19 of them and HRs in 11. If that does not intrigue you, I do not know what will.

      • LenFuego says:
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        @LenFuego: Slight correction: hits in 18, not 19.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Racehorse: Apples/oranges… Mac for power

  13. aardvark says:
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    Hold bundy for his Washington start next week? Or drop him for Marco Gonzalez’ double start next week vs. Texas (SON loves) and TB ( $6.4 on SON)

  14. Dodger Rabbit says:
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    Anyone know if the games Osuna missed during his Administrative Leave count as part of his suspension?

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Dodger Rabbit: No, no one knows. But my instinct tells me that MLB will want him to sit at least some time after they announce a punishment – the optics of making his suspension entirely retroactive would not be good. “He did something reprehensible. His punishment is X. He can play tomorrow.” Just does not have the ring of approbation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dodger Rabbit: Nope, they’re unrelated… He will be suspended on top of these games

  15. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    Grey-

    Are we ready to say that Luis Castillo is back? I.e., start him whenever (in a twelve team mixed). Or are you still SON-ing him?

    Also, I’m curious what your cut-off on SON dollar values is in a 12-team mixed?

    Over 10 bucks is a must start for me, $5-10 is probable, and negative is don’t start unless it’s one of your true studs (ala Morton above).

    I cannot believe that your eye problems were caused pouring eye glass cleaner directly into your eyes. Who could’ve possibly known?!?!!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pine Tar Incident: Castillo looked far from overpowering yesterday… Over $4 is a decent stream — Haha, yup!

      • Michael DePinto says:
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        Not to be a downer but the Pirates lineup is average at best plus Marte is hurt and they benched Bell, Cervelli and Polanco yesterday.

        I do believe Castillo is improving but I think the jury is still out.

  16. American Troutfisher says:
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    Need to shore up my pitching. Pick two for next couple of months: Trevor Cahill, Tyler Mahle, Caleb Smith, Dan Straily, Ross Stripling, Ryan Yarbrough. Thank you, mustachioed gentleman!

  17. Jeff Gilden says:
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    Hey –

    Thinking about Nimmo. I know he’s not a regular once Cespedes comes back, but is he better as a final outfielder than Pillar (really slumping lately) or Mallex Smith?

    Thanks,
    Jeff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeff Gilden: Over Smith, unless you really need SBs

  18. Jeff Gilden says:
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    Hey –

    Thinking about Nimmo. I know he’s not a regular once Cespedes is back, but is he a better 5th outfielder than a slumping Kevin Pillar or Mallex Smith?

    Thanks,
    Jeff

      • Jeffrey Gilden says:
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        @Grey: thanks – sorry for the double post – didb’t see it go through.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  19. JakeTPE says:
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    Hey Grey the Fantasy Master Lothario:

    So, Bird is about to be uncaged. I know you’re not too high on him, but do you like him better than Gurriel moving forward as a 1B/3B? YuGu has been ok for Avg. but doing little else…

    Thanks for all the hard work and entertaining reads. Have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: Thanks! I think Gurriel is better, but prolly close if you wanna try Bird

  20. Bob says:
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    Need to drop a player out of happ, soler or Tim Anderson. Obp league. Thanks

  21. GusPike says:
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    Starting Newcombe tonight at Boston?

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @GusPike: FYI he’s been pushed back to Saturday.

  22. Oppo Taco says:
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    Would you flip Tanaka for Dozier? Was thinking of Offering Tanaka for Rendon first but I’m doing very poorly in Runs scored.

    Also rank this OF ROS : Franchy, Brantley, Adams.
    Thanks!

    • Hawk says:
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      @Oppo Taco:

      I’d deal Tanaka for Dozier. ROS, Brantley, Adams, Franchy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oppo Taco: I’d take Dozier — Brantley

  23. Josh says:
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    Reyes is back next week. Hard not to be super pumped about his performance at A-ball so far.

    Drop Sonny Gray or Lucchesi off my squad for him?

    thanks!

  24. Chubby says:
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    Would you take Altuve for Albies in a keeper league?

    • Hawk says:
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      @Oppo Taco:

      You ask “Would you take Altuve for Albies?”

      I hear “Would you take the reigning AL MVP and consensus #2 overall pick for a rookie who’s had two good months?”

      Yeah, in a heartbeat.

      • Chubbt says:
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        @Hawk:
        So that’s a yes?

        All the sexy hotness of the young Oz is clouding my vision.

        Thanks;)

        • Hawk says:
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          @Chubbt:

          Yes, that’s a yes from me.

  25. Scuffy McGee's Floater Pitch says:
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    Good morning!

    You recommended to me, last week, that dropping Devers in a keeper league (11 tm keep 4) wasn’t ideal, and I agree. However, Suarez is still on waivers and is giving me FOMO every day.

    C – Realmuto
    1B – Abreu
    2B – Jose Ramirez
    3B – Devers
    SS – Correa
    OF – Rhysus
    OF – Bellinger
    OF – Rosario
    Uti – Hosmer
    Bn – ODB
    Bn – HanRam

    Would you drop anyone else for Suarez?

    Happy Friyay! Looking forward to the Buy-Column. Thanks!

      • LenFuego says:
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        @Grey: Heh, yeah, especially now that he has been DFA’d. (Then again, he will probably hook on somewhere else … but probably not somewhere as hitter-friendly as Fenway.)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe Coors

  26. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Stream-o-Nator liked Duffy’s start against Texas yesterday, and I picked him up to stream, but didn’t pull the trigger. I just activated Musgrove off the DL and he has a similar Nator #. You starting him tonight, or letting him get a start under his belt. Happy Friday! 3-day weekend doooooooode!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slimcompoop: I wouldn’t start him yet…You too!

  27. armcurls says:
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    More steals ros Dustin Fowler or Tony Kemp?

    • Omar says:
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      @armcurls:
      Fowler. Kemp only has a temporary spot. At best, if he stays in as a bench bat, he MAY approach Foelers SBs. But Fowler has a job locked down and will provide more production in other cats.

  28. Brian says:
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    6×6 h2h dynasty. need to drop one. domingo german or andrew suarez. who you dumping grey?

  29. Kermit says:
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    Tyler O’Neill or Austin Meadows?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Kermit: Meadows

  30. Padre says:
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    12 team H2H

    Who wins this deal?

    Merrifield for Alex Reyes

    I need pitching but is giving up Merrifield too much for Reyes?

    Thanks Grey

    • Hawk says:
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      @Padre:

      This year, Merrifield
      Going forward, Reyes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Padre: Prolly close… I’d go Merrifield

  31. Defecto Cassablancas says:
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    Mancini or Lo Mo?

  32. Carnac says:
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    I predict that Hanley Ramirez will be on the dl within the next 10 days.

    • Dubs23 says:
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      @Carnac: No DL, just designated for assignment. Wow!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carnac: Had the D part right

  33. Dr Y says:
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    12 team mixed, 6 x 6, w/ OPS & QS, saves + holds.

    cmart + albies for altuve + SP barely above streaming caliber (pomeranz or Gibson)

      • Dr Y says:
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        @Grey:

        countered with berrios instead of pomeranz and was accepted.

        altuve + berrios for albies + cmart

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  34. Count de Monetballl says:
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    @ Rudy – haha, took me a minute, but got the title and love it! hahaha… except dammit… i’m getting old. Thanks again for giving me just that little extra push to start Morton Yesterday… Worked out well obviously…

    @ Cram – you crack me up

    @ Grey – thanks for… ummm… asking rudy to join our convo yesterday….

    • Cram It says:
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      @Count de Monetballl: What I do? I didn’t start Morton, but I did stream Bundy, who got 46.50 points to Charlie’s 22.70. Boom!

      • Count de Monetballl says:
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        @Cram It: The whole Pinged – thing. Nice stream on the shoe salesman!!!

    • thanks. i gave a push to start morton? i started him everywhere but didn’t feel great about it. ended well but got a little lucky.

  35. relaxntakeitez says:
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    Would you give up Hamels or Folty for Tanaka?

  36. Don'tBeAHader says:
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    Gardner v. Dustin Fowler ROS? How much diff is there?

  37. Don'tBeAHader says:
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    Gardner v. Dustin Fowler ROS and by how much…12 teamer roto mixer

  38. Synyster says:
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    10 man H2H league 6×6 QS/OBP. I have Ohtani and another manager is looking for SP. I think he may be a bit desperate since he is in 9th place. Anyone worth targeting on his team for a potential trade? Or hold?

    My team: Cervelli, Hosmer, Jose Ramirez, Machado, Gregorius, Trout, Merrifield, Cain, DL-Dee Gordon…………….deGrom, Snell, Bauer, Newcomb, Ohtani, Wacha, Ed-Rod, Gibson, Taillon, Stripling, Chapman, Herrera, Norris

    His team: Gomes, Belt, Dozier, Lamb, Boogerts, Rosario, Bryant, Pillar, Hoskins, B-Goldschmidt, DL-Cespedes…………Carrasco, Lester, Keuchel, Hamels, Folty, Anderson, Velazquez, Guerra, Elfin, Neris, Hand, Rodney

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Synyster: Snell and Wacha for Bryant? Hoskins?

      • Synyster says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!! Pitching would be fine ROS w/o Snell & Wacha?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’ll make it work

          • Synyster says:
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            @Grey:

            Ty sir! Have a good wknd!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You too!

  39. Turd Ferguson says:
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    Remember that one time in week 3 where I traded my Albies for Bregman? Oh yeahhhh, that was awesome.

    Anyone seen Method Man’s spiked baseball bat?

    • Dubs23 says:
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      @Turd Ferguson: Guy in my keeper league traded Betts and Albies for Bryant preseason. Ugh.

      • whiteRabbit says:
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        @Dubs23: going out on a limb that he’s from Chicago

        • Dubs23 says:
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          @whiteRabbit: Boston. The contracts in the keeper league factored in but it has certainly backfired and led to plenty of entertaining messages on the group chat.

  40. Evans says:
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    Between Rosario, benintendi, haniger, J Aguilar, Soto, Devers, Acuna, Bellinger, and Jankowski, who do you play regularly to fill 5 spots? Or do you just play matchups? I’m in a head to head OBP league sans Ks.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Evans: So basically, how do you play fantasy baseball? ;)
      I’d probably be starting Benny, Acuna, Bellinger, then playing matchups, with factoring in who is hot vs who is not and ballpark…unless one of the guys I mentioned is cold, and has a tough matchup, in which case you can sub him out for one of those not named, again, depending on matchups, ballparks, hotness. You might also want to factor in which categories you can make up during the week, i.e. speed, i.e. Jank. And that’s me explaining how to play fantasy baseball in less than 100 words!

      • William Hung says:
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        @Cram It: In fewer words – lineup analyzer from [insert fantasy site here] and pray.

        • Cram It says:
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          @William Hung: I don’t like robots telling me what to do. I’m old school!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Evans: Trade a few guys to consolidate

      • Evans says:
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        @Grey: I’m trying!!! It’s a keeper league too and most of these guys (other than acuna) can be kept in the 20th round or later. Thanks for the advice guys.

        • Grey

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          No problem

  41. Peacecoast says:
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    Vlad hit another HR yesterday, just sayin’

    How’s things

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peacecoast: I’m not watching The Expanse live, it’s in the middle of the 3rd season, and it’s awesome!

      • Peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: what do you mean not watching it live? I am in S2 and it is great. Not sure why most sci-fi series are such garbage but these guys managed to make this one so good. Holden is a bit of a dork but he was in the books too. You should use the Belter accent on anime Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally! Is that accent described in the books as stereotypical racist accent? It’s really bad, especially Dawes… Season 3 is running right now on SyFy, watching it live each week… You should DVR it, so you can watch when you’re up to it… Are the books good?

          • Peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: Ya I think the accent is spelled out in the books like that too. I ain’t got Syfy, I cut the cable last year son, no more of that shit. Worst part if not being able to watch the Red Sox on NESN. But I was paying like $180 per year!
            The books were just ok actually. I am a huge sci-fi nerd and kinda snobby with books, but other people love it as a series. I think I bailed after 2.

            I also like Wu Tang clan.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You ever read Ken Grimwood’s Replay? It’s excellent… You can get season 3 on iTunes if you want…

              • Peacecoast says:
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                @Grey: Hah I am listening to that audiobook right now! I listen in my car (40 min drive to work) when not listening to fantasy radio or podcasts. I am on life # 3 and it is cool ya. Try the First Fifteen Lives of Harry August. Also great.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Really? Wow, that’s super random, it’s not a super popular book — Thanks!

                  • Peacecoast says:
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                    @Grey: Bro’lmates

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Dude, that is so random you’re reading that, how did you hear about it?

  42. jose says:
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    The Manici “quote” got me good. Great way to start a Friday!

    With a warm and sunny weekend series at Coors I’d like to get one or two of Cargo, Parra, and Winker into my completely blah outfield. Hittertron likes them all this weekend I’ll just have to wait for lineups to make the moves. Would you move on from any of the guys below.

    Franchy (faces lefties all weekend), Peralta (maybe getting hit in the rist 3 weeks ago is killing him?), Soler ($9 today, $13 Sat, $9 Sun)

    My other outfielders are Puig & Schwarber with Schebler in the UTIL spot. I also made a trade of my Schoop for his Ozuna that will process for Sunday’s games, so someone has to go eventually anyway.

    Thanks Grey, Enjoy the long weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jose: Thanks! Franchy can likely be dropped for Parra’s Coors trip

  43. sportivetricks says:
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    Dear Grey,

    I don’t really have a fantasy baseball question for you today, so I thought I’d ask the question I really want the answer to: what is a day in your life like?

    Really. I sometimes imagine that you don’t live your house––or mostly your bathroom––for the entire day. When do you wake up? Watch games? What do you do in the morning before responding to idiotic comments/questions like this?

    Love yas!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sportivetricks: I wake up at a decent hour, around 645-700, go to coffee shop near my house sometimes, then come back and answer comments while drinking my morning coffee…

      • sportivetricks says:
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        @Grey:

        I write my questions and comments while sitting on the toilet. Always. It’s my special private time.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha

  44. Chucky says:
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    6×6 OBP Dynasty…..Teo, Nimmo or Dustin Fowler?

  45. Btdrnks says:
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    Great stuff as always Grey!

    I am anticipating a roster crunch in the next few weeks in my 12 than points/ keep 13 league. I’ve got Mad Bum, Rodon and Musgrove coming off the DL.

    I have one bench bat (G Polanco) and my pitchers are Berrios, Bundy, Mikolas, Newcomb, Pivetta, Clevinger, Heaney, Bauer, G Richards and Manaea.

    Who do I drop and in what order? I figure I can observe musgrove before making a decision.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Btdrnks: Heaney is first guy off, but he’s likely better than Musgrove, so Musgrove is your worst

  46. kwoox says:
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    our team is loaded……schoop, manny, rendon, edwin, lamb , hoskins, acuna, segura, taylor rosario, polanco, brantley, healy, happ, tim anderson and crappy buxton.

    got corbin, sonny, weaver, bauer, morrow, cololme, quintana, pivetta, britton.

    offered: brantley, corbin and healy for freddie freeman and dallas keuchel

    THinking selling real high on brantley, i love him but not his track record. thoughts? Kid is doing this to keep corbin and possibly brantley. I

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kwoox: Freeman side, not really close

  47. Saint says:
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    I’m trying to upgrade at SS. 12 team 6×6 H2H OPS. Based on above I’m assuming my Semien/Soto would be too much for Bregman. I currently have Just Dong, Springer, Pham and Gallo if needed maning my 3 OF spots. Or would that offer for Manny, Correa, or even Gleyber not be enough? Thanks in advance kind sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Saint: You wanna trade Semien/Soto for Manny Machado or Correa? Sure

  48. CP Hamstring says:
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    Trade Bellinger for Alex Reyes in a points league? Cody is awful ve lefties, has not made adjustments from last year and looks like he swings and prays for contact most nights. I have Healy and Jose Martinez as 1B backups. Or is Reyes still a risk to make it through the season wihout issues?

  49. Mark says:
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    What do you make of Mazara…hitting with hard contact, but he’s also hitting a lot of grounders as compared to previous years. Very weird profile. More hard, more medium, less soft contact. Less flyballs yet more homers. Could he simply be a outlier? Lots of homers, but also lots of grounders?

    The Texas commentators keep talking about Mazara spreading the ball around the field….could he be simply be an old school situational hitter type and hit them where they ain’t?

    Just an interesting case of talent. When he hits a homer, it’s a no doubter, Pedro Cerrano style.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark: He’s hitting way too many GBs, but looks like he’ll get his numbers 27-homers, .260

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Mark: I am going to beat this drum until it happens: Mazara will not reach his potential until Anthony Iapoce is relieved as his hitting coach.

      Texas is hitting .225, second lowest in the league. And remember, they are an AL team that uses a DH – only 3 of the bottom 13 teams in AVG are AL teams. Iapoce teaches a stance/swing approach that little league coaches laugh at. Not coincidentally, Texas is full of highly touted young players that are coming nowhere near their potential – Mazara, Odor, Profar, DeShields, Gallo, and now you can add Guzman to the mix.

      • Mark says:
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        @LenFuego: i think you mentioned something before AND the proof seems to be there. This is my young stud that NEEDS to hit .300 and hit 30 bombs yearly. I am scared that he won’t be that. I was burned Soler, Grichuck and COUPLE of others who skip my mind in my keepers league.

  50. BK says:
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    Stream Musgrove today or pick up Dahl and bench Puig facing lefty Richard?

    I have the roster spot and SoN only reallly likes Musgrove of Avail guys; plus I’m low on innings.

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @BK: One thing I never do is start a pitcher on his first game back from a long DL stint.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BK: Agree with Cram

    • Count de Monetballl says:
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      Agree with Cram too, but man Alex Reyes is sure trying to be the upcoming exception!!!

  51. The Biz says:
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    Cespedes was dropped in my 12 team 5×5 mixed Yahoo league. How much of a $100 FAAB budget would you recommend?

    Knocking out any cold ones this weekend?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Biz: All I do is knock out cold ones, on the daily! Right now even…. Are there free bids? If so, then $33

      • The Biz says:
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        @Grey: Almost there, thanks!

  52. Mark says:
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    Would you rather have Jose Martinez or Hoskins ROS (and in a keeper league). Close? Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Mark: Hoskins, not close.

      • Mark says:
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        @Cram It: thanks, seems Hoskins forgot how to hit this year, both for power and average.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Mark: It’s a keeper though. I have more faith in him long term.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark: Agree with Cram

      • Mark says:
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        @Grey: thanks guys.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • Mark says:
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        @Grey: quick follow up, where are we fitting Benintendi in there? Between Hoskins and Jo-Ma, closer to Hoskins? Thanks!

  53. abmsports23 says:
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    Dahl or Tyler O’Neil ROS? Next 3 years?

  54. aardvark says:
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    Drop Lowrie for happ or Eduardo Escobar? Gonna be my starter. Not sure happ plays enough to make the swap

  55. Launch Angle says:
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    Your recap on Bregman …”i.e. expect less”. Have you changed your expectations on Bregman not matching last years’ production?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Launch Angle: Should match last year’s production, but that’s not a step forward

      • Launch Angle says:
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        True

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Launch Angle: I have watched Bregman quite a bit this year, and he has hit a lot of balls hard that have been caught. His hard contact is up to 39% from 33% and 32% the past two years. I will not be surprised if his numbers end up surpassing last season by a comfortable margin. Also, there is this:

      2017 Bregman thru May 26: .243, 3 HR, 16 R, 14 RBI, 4 SB, 14 BB, 36K
      2017 Bregman thru June 18: .238, 7 HR, 26 R, 23 RBI, 4 SB, 23 BB, 45K

      2018 Bregman thru May 24: .277, 5 HR, 23 R, 23 RBI, 5 SB, 32 BB, 25K

      I.e., Bregman is way ahead of last year’s pace and appears to simply be a much better hitter this year.

  56. Cram It says:
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    Hanley DFA’d to make room for Pedroia.

  57. aardvark says:
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    Mitch Moreland a must add with Hanley news?

    • Grey

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      @aardvark: I grabbed him in one league

      • aardvark says:
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        @Grey: Moreland over buxton? Or Adam jones?

        • Grey

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          Nah

  58. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    8 team OBP/SLG league where the top 70 players are kept. I am trying to be competitive next year.

    I’ve been back and forth with an owner about acquiring Bregman and Vlad. I’ve offered Springer and Berrios for Bregman and Vlad but he couldn’t do it. I already felt that was an agressive offer. Would you say that offer was fair or should I be giving more?

    Thanks for the help.

      • Test Kitchen says:
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        @Grey: Thanks my thoughts as well. Appreciate the help. I do like Bregman for OBP leagues and of course its hard to keep his Post Season success out of mind. But it looks like we won’t get a deal done.

        Enjoy your weekend!

        • Grey

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          No problem, you too!

  59. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Kyle Seager was just dropped, is he a must-add? 12 tm h2h…could drop Hanley.

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Grey: Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  60. Bobby says:
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    In a 12-team standard Yahoo keeper league. Currently in 2nd, but I need saves. My RP are Osuna, Strickland, Devenski, Reed, & Edwards.

    Was offered Kenley Jansen for Marcell Ozuna. (I also have Betts, Blackmon, Brantley, Williamson, & Soto as OF)

    Would you accept?

  61. Bob's Your Uncle says:
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    Playing categories and lost my SB source (D Gordon). Looking to pick up speed options and need advice.

    Pick which Speedster: Tim Anderson, Travis Jankowski, Mallex Smith?

    Drop which SP (I have far too many): Nick Pivetta, Miles Mikolas, Alex Wood, Luis Castillo?

    I would try to trade an SP but generally it takes too much time and effort in my league.

      • Bob's Your Uncle says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. I had a feeling you would say Anderson.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  62. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. need to start two of the following next week. who do you like?

    pivetta – @ sf
    VV – @ lad, @ sf
    gibson – @ kc, vs cle
    g richards – vs tex
    reyes – @ mil and possibly vs pit (?)

    thanks!

  63. Green monstah says:
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    Good afternoon Jam Master Grey!!

    Wow wow wow talk about bomb shell to start the weekend: Hanley Ramirez being designated for assignment.

    H2H points/ weekly lock league.

    Unless Hanley signs with a new team before rosters lock for next week Monday afternoon then I’ll need to find a new DH; Hanley was my DH.

    Available DH eligible guys:

    – Denard Span (OF/DH, Rays

    – Evan Gattis (C/ DH), Astros

    – Logan Morrison (1b/DH), twins

    – kendrys Morales (DH), Jays

    – Blake Swihart is available could he be the new DH?

    – Mitch Moreland is available but only listed as 1b, could be finally get regular playing time & potential Dah eligibility?

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Green monstah: Crazy shizz… Morrison or Moreland if you can wait

  64. EG says:
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    Lose Braun for Moreland in 12 team H2H league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EG: Nah

  65. Ted Williams Frozen Head says:
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    Morning Grey! Thoughts on trading Baez/Abreu/Desmond for Hoskins/Cole/Simmons/C Allen? Seems like a nice value because he’s real low on Hoskins but I don’t see him and Abreu that different ROS, but need the wisest of the mustachio’d ones opinion. 12T H2H redraft

    On a sidenote, I offered originally with Olson and he countered with Ian Desmond – you have much of a preference out of those two ROS?

  66. Syllogism says:
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    Greyman!

    Sweet lord on a crutch – you be a popular guy!

    Nimmo, Meadows both available in my redraft (12-Team, mixed, 7×7 (+OBP, TB | +H, K/9), head to head). Unbelievably tight matchup this week. Virtually every cat tied or close close enough that “I wouldn’t want to live on the difference”.

    John Hicks
    Hosmer
    Merrifield
    Carps (picked him back him after drop-kicking his wiffle-bat swinging butt)
    Asdrubal
    Goodrum
    Brantley
    Mallex
    Soto
    O-whoze-nah
    Kyle Seager
    B-Craw
    Teoscar
    DL – Pollock, Candelario, Eaton
    NA – Riley, W Adames, Schrock

    FA’s available:
    Mark Reynolds, Meadows, Nimmo, Jankowski

    (side comment – I think reynolds got totally jobbed in the off season)

    Who might you drop to pick up one, some or all of those four FAs?

    Thanks muchly amigo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Syllogism: Agreed on Reynolds… Meadows, Nimmo — Teoscar, Mallex

  67. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Glad i found Razball, you guys are great!

    Start Eflin tonight versus Toronto?

    Thanks!

  68. mrm3711 says:
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    Hey Grey!

    I’m beginning to buy into the Anthony Reyes hype. Have him stashed on one team and might try to get him on my other. In a 12-team standard Y! league, would you trade Miguel Sano or Domingo Santana straight up for Reyes? I can afford to give up one, as my hitting is pretty stacked and I currently have one of them on the bench at all times. What say you?

    • mrm3711 says:
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      @mrm3711: Alex* Reyes, whoops!

    • Grey

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      Domingo seems fair

  69. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I think there is a chance that the Pirates may Disgraceful List Polanco in order to let Meadows keep his hot start going.

    Not surprised if the Pirates try to move Polanco, either.

    • Grey

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      Hope so!

  70. Marti says:
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    10 team NL only Roto which side of the trade do you like better Freeman realmuto Austin Jackson for yelich arcia ianetta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman

  71. Bk says:
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    Is Teoscar ownable in 10-12 team leagues? I can drop and stream some COL guys (Parra, Winkler, etc.)

    Also, Pedroia worth a wait and see hold in 12
    Teamer? He’s so blah but I guess there’s a chance he’s worth something..

    • Grey

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      Stream, forget Pedroia for now

  72. Play Ball says:
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    Should I start Heaney tonight against the Yankees?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  73. Scott says:
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    H-ram DFA’d. Would you cut Tim Anderson for Moreland? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  74. Syllogism says:
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    And now, for something not-completely-different … but different enough.

    Dynasty, Yahoo, HTH, weekly win/tie/loss for all-cats combined, 6×6 (Runs, HR, RBI, SB, OBP, SLG | W, K, Sv, ERA, WHIP, K/BB).

    We keep 26, draft four.

    C- Posey
    1B- Gurriel
    2B – Merrifield
    SS – Asdrubal
    3B – Longoria
    CI – Muncy
    MI – Pirela
    LF – Tony Kemp
    CF – LoCain
    RF – Haniger
    OF – Mc-blech-eon
    UT – (any from below)
    BN/UT – JD Davis, Harrison Bader, Austin Barnes, Morales
    DL – Miggy, Eaton
    NA – Schrock, Hampsen, Danny Jansen, Nick Gordon, Neuse

    SP – Scherzer, Hendricks, Tyson Ross, Ian Happ, Lynn, Duffy, Stripling, Plutko* Hector Santiago*, Covey*
    RP – Wade Davis, Ziggy, Strickland, Chad Green
    DL – Ervin Santana, Shelby Miller, Ryu
    NA – Fried

    * Streamer Pickups for the week. I see plutko as the most keepable of the three, though covey was surprising.

    I have good position flexibility – excepting for LF (Pirela’s no-power is disappointing, i like T-Kemp but how long will he stay up really), SS (Asdrubal-only), and 3B (Asdrubal trapped @ SS, JD Davis – I expect will be sent down sooner than later, Muncy – I dunno).

    Duffy and Lynn leading the All Disappointment Squad. They may not be as good as I believed they would, but they just are not ***THIS*** bad.

    I have trade interest in both.

    1) Josh Harrison, Cody Allen, Daniel Robinson … for my … Evan Longoria and Danny Duffy
    – I like harrison for his 2B/3B/LF; Allen would be more to make one of my closers trade-available; Robinson as a second SS.
    – Longo still has good power but is clearly on the decline. Duffy will come around, but if I keep him, I can’t start him until he shows signs of not-suckage.

    – Which side do you like?
    – Impression of Robinson? He’s the iffy part for me.

    2) Matt Kemp, Anthony Banda … for me … Lance Lynn/Duffy + Barnes / Muncy
    – I see kemp as a 1-year rental, but he’d get me power that I lack.

    – Would take Kemp + banda? For which two .. Lynn/Duffy + Barnes / Muncy / Pirela?

    Last thought … could you please rank:
    Muncy, Pirela, Tony Kemp, Harrison Bader, Daniel Robinson

    Thanks once more. One day I’ll ask a one-part, simple question.

    • Grey

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      Everything except how many teams.. Branes, Morales and Davis are pretty meh…. 1. Harrison side, Daniel Robertson? He’s fine, you’re not doing the trade for him 2. Kemp for Duffy/Lynn and who ever, Pirela isn’t owned in my deeper leagues — Robertson, Muncy, Bader

      • Syllogism says:
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        @Grey:
        @Grey:

        Ooops … lol .. 20 Teams. In-season .. Roster 30 with additional 5 DL slots and 6 NA slots. Does that changes any of the assessment?

        • Grey

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          Makes more sense why you own some scrubs

      • Syllogism says:
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        @Grey:

        Ya, morales is killing me. I like JD Davis’ shmotatoe-imitation @ AAA so far this year, but he’s got a lot of bats in front of him to stick at the MLB level.

        Given my pitching staff, the SP on my DL, and the league depth … do you see enough value in making both those trades to move both lynn and duffy?

        Dude – this has been a massive help! I really spin in trying to get a handle on trade value.

        • Grey

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          Duffy’s garbage, Lynn’s not much better, but I do have more faith in Lynn…

    • Dave D says:
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      Duffy fell apart after they started him on 3 days rest earlier this year for no good reason. I wouldn’t do that to a guy coming off surgery that I’d invested tens of millions of dollars. Royals are foolish. I think something is wrong with him.

      • Grey

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        Yeah, prolly

  75. J says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Am I being foolish and rookie crazy to consider Soto for my Braun? Would you do that trade?

    Who do think has more value ROS? Braun has been killing me.

    J

    • Grey

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      Sounds fair, I think Soto can have more value, or be demoted in 2 weeks

      • ak111 says:
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        @Grey: Yup, that’s the risk I suppose…

  76. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    What do you think about Alen Hanson? 4 HR 3 SB ~.300 in 13 games before his injury, coming back this weekend I think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flyer for SAGNOF

  77. Chucky says:
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    ROS, Dynasty H2H……Teo, Polanco, DDS or Nimmo. Who’s the odd man out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teo

  78. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good morning, Grey!

    Crazy about Hanley, but I read that if they didn’t cut him now a $22 million option for next year would’ve kicked in. He’s pretty good, but his $22M days are long over.

    I’ve got Big Mac coming off the DL today vs Hendricks and the Cubbies. I was gonna drop Jared Hughes to activate Mac because it sounded like Raisel Churches is due back soonish from his non-throwing arm injury. You haven’t heard anything about Raisel being out long term, right?

    Thanks a lot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning! Yeah, Raisel is due back in ten days, hate to drop Hughes tho

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, me too. Although Hughes is in Coors the next three days, which makes dropping him hurt a bit less.

        • Grey

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          Ah

  79. Gotime says:
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    Could be risky but thinking of starting Reyes his 1st start. It’s either @ MIL or vs Pit. Yeah or meh? I would bench Newcomb and Folty vs Was.
    To activate Reyes, need to drop either Folty, Castillo, or bench bat Jo-Ma (also have Moncada and Vlad for bench bats).
    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him, drop Jo-Ma

  80. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Also, Flowers over Pina over Martin as a C2? Flowers is back to playing every other day (roughly the same as Martin) + he isn’t killing my team’s AVG with a .150 spot in the meantime!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Pina

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Or over Martin if you prefer, apples/apples

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  82. Fogimon says:
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    Marco or Luke Weaver?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weaver

  83. Ryan741 says:
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    Grey, need your trade opinion in a H2H points keeper league. I was offered Greinke who is a 5th round keep for Alex Reyes who is a 13th round keep. Also, was offered Severino who is a 12th for my Roark, Mikolas, Giles, Colome and Treinen. Seems like a lot to give up, but I’m getting a stud. Saves and wins both worth 7 points, but QS worth 3. There are quite a few solid setup guys available, like Edwards Jr., and we also get 3 points for a hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes side

  84. Gregjeffries says:
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    Yo Grey!
    If I can swing it, trade L. Castillo to get A. Reyes? Probably no brainer right? If I need to throw John Grey in there too, do I do it? (16 team roto, mixed league, keep 5)

    Have a great M’day weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  85. Play Ball says:
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    These SP are available…in what order would you grab one for long-term in a standard roto using QS, K, WHIP, ERA?

    Castillo, Reyes, Smith, Heaney, ERod

    Also, would you trade Felipe Vazquez for Treinen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes…No

  86. Its me says:
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    Aguilar, Macinni, or Moreland at 1B ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really ROS or you just saying that? Mancini if really

  87. The_Red_Mist says:
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    Is E2 droppable in a 10 man league? His Ks are way up, walks way down, BABIP is a little low.. but his BABIP is low for his career anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  88. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    I must say, the Dustin Fowler “Dust the Chicken” blurb was great! I actually laughed out loud. I’m sure my wife was wondering what the hell I was reading in the can this AM.

    Anyway, I need an OF in our Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League, and the choices are:
    Meadows
    Kemp
    Gardner
    Choo

    2 more things – of course I benched King Kong Bundy (I loathe him by the way – never know when to start him) and I love seeing Clevenger get hit because I stupidly dropped him. Yup, I’m very petty.

    That’s all. Thanks much Grey and have a great Memorial Day weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha thanks! Kemp’s been solid all year — That sucks on Bundy, but shows how hard it is to start him…. You too!

      • Yankee My Wanky! says:
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        @Grey: One quick follow up on Kemp for my team – that would give me 4 Dodgers – Grandal, Turner, Puig and Kemp under the ever so dumb ass Dave “Yes, I am dumb, but did you see me steal that base back in 2004” Roberts. No worries?

        Thanks much Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, doesn’t sound ideal

  89. The Great Knoche says:
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    Buy column headline.

    Look out ol’ Mac is back!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  90. Brian says:
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    chasing saves. can you rank jared hughes, tepera and seung for # of saves ROS?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tepera, Hughes

  91. Fogimon says:
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    My team Batting Average is at an all time low, under .200 in the last 2 weeks.

    Ramos, Mesoraco, Rizzo, Altuve, Tim Anderson, Shaw, Cesar, Edwin, Mancini, Yelich, Hoskins, Santana, Soler, & HanRam (Doh!)

    Just chalk it up to a bad stretch, or am I in serious trouble with this lineup? 10 team Roto

    • Fogimon says:
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      @Fogimon: wow, that bad, huh?

  92. Chad says:
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    My Benny for his Goldy? 100% dynasty. Was playing hanley and only Carlos or Bird. Have good depth w/ Betts at core and Soto and Robles stashed. Thought is you can sneak it in before the holiday weekend! Thanks if so – Cheers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

      • Chad says:
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        @Grey: God bless ya! Have good weekend sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Chad: You too!

    • Chad says:
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      @Chad: “Thoughts if…” Anyone ???

  93. Robert DiSilvestro says:
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    Offered Mike Mouse for John Hicks, who is catcher eligible (though he may lose playing time when Miggy comes back). Mouse has been slumping, but could surge. Best waiver catcher replacement for me is Yan Gomes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mike Mouse?

      • LenFuego says:
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        @Grey: He cannot be referring to Mike Moustakas, can he? Cuz I do not see any way you would trade him away for Hicks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe

  94. Omar says:
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    8 team AL Only 5×5 Roto: which side?

    A: Bregman, E.Rosario, S. Greene, N. Jones, A. Miller
    B: Dozier, Mancini, E. Diaz, Cahill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman

  95. Hepcat13 says:
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    Yahoo, H2H, 12 team, 5×5

    Is J. Donaldson and Pivetta too much to trade for Goldschmidt?

    Just gauging what he is worth to buy low on.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A regular Jackie Bradley Jr!

      • Dave D says:
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        I am trying to figure out if I want Soto or wait for Guerrero or Tatis Jr.

        Galvis had been terrible with a .563 OPS in May. In the last ten games Tatis has been scortching with a 1.096 OPS.

        I can’t see why they’d wait much longer on him given the performances. Any thoughts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Soto

          • Dave D. says:
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            So looks like you think he will stick if/when Goodwin/Eaton return. I don’t fear his ability just opportunity.

            Btw, are you inferring that Jackie Bradley Sr. was not on par with Vlad Sr. and Tatis Sr.?

            That reminds me of the Griffey Sr./Jr. Baseball card.

            Who is the real Jackie Bradley Sr.? The only thing I know about him from his name is that he’s not Jewish ;-)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m saying Jackie Bradley’s claim to fame was walking 3 times in his 1st game ever…. Jackie Bradley Sr. is my rabbi

  96. Jason Murray says:
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    Mancini or Meadows as my 4th OF? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meadows

  97. vee says:
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    its.. its… its safe to start Jon Gray at home… vs CIN.. right? *gulps*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  98. Stickball Al says:
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    So the BoSox took HanRam out to the street on garbage night at Fenway Park yesterday. It’s what you do with hot garbage. Mitch my bitch will get the majority of AB’s and the BoSox score lot’s of runs so that’s good. I have C Santana and EE on 2 different teams. Does Moreland bump either of these guys out ? Santana has been scuffling but has turned it on the last 2 weeks. Why does Santana have such a hard time hitting .250 ??? EE is a slow starter but, is 35 and striking out a lot more, but does he show up big in the summer ? And the Indians have a great hitting team with 3 awesome guys who get on base in front of him. Does Moreland replace either one of these guys right now while he’s is available ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Those guys are better than Mitch

  99. Bumpin' Utleys says:
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    Grey!

    I just found out about Trevor Bauer’s 69 days of giving and this is incredible. In case you haven’t heard, he’s donating $420.69 per day to different charities for 68 days. Then, on day 69, he’s donating $69,420.69 to another charity. I can’t stop giggling about this!

    The video he posted on his webpage is AMAZING…
    https://www.baueroutage.com/69-days-of-giving

    Are you now CONVINCED that he wins the Cy Young this year??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, heard about it earlier this year

  100. Dynasty dud says:
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    Would u trade Taylor trammel and Nick Kingham for Byron Buxton and Jordan Montgomery in a dynasty lge?? Or is buxton jus garbage?? Thx Grey!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, I’d try Bux

  101. Long Bawls says:
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    I can’t believe people are asking whether to drop Pivetta. Must’ve been burnt by the industry call to Pivetta to video!

    That said, do you like AJ Pollock for Pivetta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I’d take Pollock

      • Long Bawls says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thank you, Long Bawls!

  102. I picked up the wrong Bundy, I got Al Bundy ? says:
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    I know you said good luck owning Bundy but I dropped Taillion for him… was I holding onto Taillion to long anyways? BTW i’m in a 10 team h2h weekly al/nl points league.. and 2nd question I needed to make a move because I have my whole bench on the DL except for 1 spot who WAS Taillion now Bundy. Anyways I needed to have full starting team and needed basically anybody for a few weeks because of my current players flexibility. So I traded Arrieta and Elvis Andrus for Cole Hammels and cory dickerson. I’ll move Machado over to play SS and move Nick Castellanos from Utility to 3d and insert Dickerson : ) into my lineup to play OF. Decent trade or did I give up too much. Thx for the info Grey !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t sound good

      • Wondrful says:
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        @Grey: What doesn’t ? all of it? I know you don’t do points leagues but in mine Taillion had 63 pts week 1 and a whopping 44.2 points TOTAL over the last 6. I guess I should have just kept Arrieta and my 5th DL player who is also my 3rd player on my team that can play SS as well and dropped taillion the only healthy player on my bench for a fill in OF.

  103. Squidblob says:
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    Don’t abbreviate it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know!

  104. I hope I won't end up with Al Bundy says:
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    Bundy or Taillion in a h2h weekly points league 10 team al/nl I just dropped Taillion for bundy… good move or bad. And also traded andrus and arrieta for cory dickerson and cole hammel did I do fine in that trade or give up too much? Thx grey ….. BTW I have machado and astrubal to play SS and need a OF so I had to do something, the rest of my 4 man bench is on the DL Thx for the help grey !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered

  105. Matt says:
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    HTH dynasty points league-my Reyes for Bumgarner? I’m rebuilding (especially my OF) but am performing really well this year. Bum would be much better come playoff time this year, but the strikeout potential….

    I’ve already dealt young players for some really good veterans and Bumgarner would be another step in moving the rebuild ahead faster…

    Thoughts by anybody? Seems like a classic sell high but the stakes are pretty high!
    Matt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Reyes

  106. Peacecoast says:
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    We ran out of columns. I found it on the audible site. I am super picky about what audiobooks I download too. Did you just read it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s so crazy, man… Nah, I read it a few times, but first time was like 15 years ago

      • Peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: Holy shit it’s that old? I don’t like old books. That’s it I’m done with it then. I am at the part when he was sick of having so much sex. Every time I read or watch media that portrays sex in the olden times I can’t help but gag a little thinking about all the unshaved bush. I can’t help it and I hate it.

  107. Scrapski says:
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    Grey,
    Moreland or Guzman?
    Drop either Ed Rod or L Castillo for Reyes?
    5×5 Roto 10 teams
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland…. Ed-Rod

  108. Dave D says:
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    Tim Anderson moving up to 5th in order today. Moncada still leading off. Should be reversed IMO. Someone show this post to Rick Rentyourrearend so he can change the lineup before game time. Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, will do!

  109. Grey

    Grey says:
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    THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME*********

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