With a two singles and a double, the White Sox big hitting star yesterday was Dylan Cease. Saying after the game, “With Lou Bob going down like a deflated beanbag — No offense, Mitch Haniger — it’s important we all step up like an 80’s aerobics teacher,” then he began to count off exercise moves, “5, 6, 7, 8, schlemiel, schlimazel, let’s see you burn, boys!” Then he did some step aerobics out of the room. Obviously, he’s being modest, and way more anaerobic. It wasn’t just his hitting people were doing the swoon for — 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 3 walks, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.37, and now his last 13 innings have been shutout with 20 Ks. That makes me want to sing (Keep Feeling) Fascination by The Human League. We’re all in that. The Human League. I’m saying that’s all of us. I will rock your world though if you say anything bad about boba. Cease looks to be going to his 96 MPH 4-seam fastball more than ever in his career, paired with an 86 MPH slider that has a .174 xBA, which is just goofy for a pitch he’s throwing 30% of the time. Don’t want to be caught with my shorts around my ankles because I’m wearing a banana hammock, but Cease looks to be emerging as an ace. Not a fantasy number two or three, but a number one. I don’t say that lightly, though I am writing this with a feather and 100 monkeys are typing it up later–Let’s go, Ling-Ling! Type faster! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jose Abreu – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs, and his 6th homer. Abreu, please don’t get old this year, while also being excellent for old time’s sake, mixed messages noted and unavoidable due to laziness.

Jake Arrieta – Hit the IL with a thumb abrasion. Sometimes I take short ribs and be-abrasion’ing them. Damn, yo, them shizzes are good. I’m gonna do a finger lick thinking about it.

Nico Hoerner – Hit the IL with a forearm strain. So, he collides with Ian Happ, and Happ is carted off the field and Hoerner ends up on the IL? Insert John C. Reilly making a stupid face.

David Bote – 2-for-8, 4 RBIs as he gets playing time again with Hoerner injured from injuring Happ. Still can’t believe that entirely. Is Hoerner out with sympathy pains?

Jake Marisnick – 1-for-2, 2 runs and a slam (3) and legs (2). There’s an alternative timeline where *nick is on the Pirates, is an everyday outfielder and a top 100 player for fantasy. We, friends, are not on that timeline.

Kyle Hendricks – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 6.07. Due to a blackout, I missed this start. Last time I get hammered on a Tuesday. The results though look great. There was some speculation that, due to the new ball, he wasn’t able to get the same feel as he usually gets, so maybe he got the feels? Could’ve also been an Ivictory Coast thing after the Cubs had a huge early lead, the Dodgers were like, “I don’t need this shizz.” His velocity seems to be back, and more importantly, he had great command of the 4-seamer and sinker, aside from the mistake to Keibert Ruiz.

Clayton Kershaw – 1 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 2.95. This was the shortest start of Kershaw’s career. The shortest Kershaw was when Jose Altuve wore a Kershaw jersey as he tried to sneak signs in a team meeting. Courtesy of Elias Sports Bureau.

Trevor Bauer – 4 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 2.44. Geez, wonder how good he could be with both his eyes open.

Jacob deGrom – Scratched from his start with lat tightness in his side. I know I’m not usually the optimistic one, and I hate drafting top starters, but I think diddly injuries are going to be the norm with all starters this year, as they try to throttle their innings, and I’m not too concerned. Also, I don’t have him on any teams, so that might be helping my optimism. Maybe the new Mets’ hitting coach, Quay Hugebottom, said, “We can’t hit when deGrom pitches, so can we scratch him?”

Carlos Carrasco – Hit 96 in a simulated game and his slider looked unhittable. Usually I would add in a joke here, but there’s no room for joking. I need him back like last week. Though, since this is the Mets, how’s Carrasco’s hitting look?

Noah Syndergaard – Pitched two innings in Port St. Lucie, and starred in the series Vikings. Vahalla, he’s coming back soon too!

Dinelson Lamet – 2 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 0.00, as he was activated. This is smart. If you activate someone very fast who is bound to get hurt again, the injury won’t catch up to him and Lamet can sneak through.

Mitch Keller – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 6.29 vs. the Padres. Fun the Jewels issues have been well-documented, but is it me (it’s not me) or is the Padres’ offense severely flat?

Shane McClanahan – 4 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.25. Hey, who am I to tell anyone how to do their job — though I am #boyboss — but how about Luis Patino starts the games, so McClanahan can maybe get a win?

Austin Meadows – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homers, hitting .216. Anyone wanna check to see if Joey Gallo is wearing an Austin Meadows Rays jersey?

Alex Cobb – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (5 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 5.48. Last time a Cobb was effectively wild someone ended up in County.

Mike Trout – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer, hitting .407. Yeah, okay, but his OBP is down to .514. *coughs* Bum!

Alex Bregman – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .295. Bregman vs. Domingo German (5 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.32) was like the universe saying, “I’m sorry I’ve failed you, but someone’s gotta win this battle.”

Michael Brantley – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer. So, you’re saying I would’ve been better off with Brantley than George Springer. Haha, kill me.

Giancarlo Stanton – 4-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer. I WAS AT DA FAHKIN YANKEE GAME AND DEM CHEETIN’ ASSTROS CAN BLOW ME LIKE MY GIRLFRIEND WHO I CAHL GINACARLO.

Cole Irvin – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.09. Still trying to decide if he’s just a MediOAKer pitcher for the Streamonator or if there’s something more here. As I said last time, “With (his 1.3 BB/9) command, it’s hard to have huge blowups. Would take some bad BABIP luck, so he’s safe-ish.” And that’s me quoting me!

Juan Soto – 0-for-1, as he was activated but will be a pinch hitter since he’s not ready to throw yet. I wanna jump around and do a little cartwheel and crimp my hair all pretty and be excited about this, but is his shoulder going to be an issue all year? He’s not going to be able to not throw all year unless he quickly learns 1st base or the giant idiot that is Rob Manfred institutes a universal DH. Hate to say I’m worried, but a bum shoulder on Sexy Dr. Pepper isn’t what I want to hear.

Ronald Acuña Jr. – 2-for-5 and his 10th homer, hitting .337. Tildaddy says you don’t have to join Cub Scouts!

Huascar Ynoa – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.36, and he grand-slam pitchslapped Tanner Rainey for his 2nd homer. The more Ynoa…Really need to start trusting Ynoa every single time out until he shows us a contrary reason. Vroom, vroom.

Josh Rojas – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer, and 4th homer in five games, and mah gawd he’s the hottest Red Hot since Kole Calhoun went down. Big time schmotato here, fellas and five fell-hers.

Sandy Alcantara – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.95. Not saying I want to only draft Marlins and Giants starters next year, but I wish I did this year.

Lewis Brinson – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. The ball was immediately sent to Cooperstown, because this was the first and only hit by Brinson after five years. Wonder if Todd McFarlane will pay a million dollars for it.

Alex Kirilloff – Headed to see a specialist about his wrist. You climb to the top of Mt. Fantasy Baseball and read the inscription on the side of the mountain, “If you’re good, you will get injured.” Geez, worst end to a hiking trip since Blair Witch.

Byron Buxton – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer. Ya know you’re having yourself a pretty sick — sick as in healthy — first month when I’m tempted to write a lede every day for him.

Taylor Rogers – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 2.31, and the blown save. “Are you even a shutdown reliever if you’re not blowing games in the 9th inning?” — Taylor Rogers reading a fortune cookie.

J.A. Happ – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.91 vs. Kyle Gibson – 8 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.40. Ya know why they’re both still pitching like aces? Because none of youse are picking them up so they spite you and go pear-shaped. Let’s effin’ go! Grab them already so they’re garbage! Don’t worry about the Streamonator. Someone with the worst luck grab these guys!

Willie Calhoun – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting .316. Due to roughly five years of expectations, Calhoun has to hit three homers a game and steal bases to not feel like a disappointment. Essentially what Buxton is doing. But ya know what would be a good start? Not having UTIL-Only eligibility.

Adolis Garcia – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer. Whatever ex-Cards mojo Randy Arozarena had last year, Adolis Garcia is soaking that shizz up and turning it into sparkle dust.

Josh Staumont – 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 2.40, as he entered the 7th. And it wasn’t a doubleheader!

Kyle Lewis – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer. He’s on pace for 30 homers, which is the bare minimum! I want more! I want some slam and legses (legii?) and some multiple-homer games and all of it! Let’s go!

Tommy La Stella – Hit the IL with a hamstring injury, and could be sidelined for 4-6 weeks. Giants don’t have a ton of depth, which is why I’m proud to be five-seven and a quarter inches.

Kevin Gausman – Hit the Covid IL. A pitcher getting Covid to miss a series in Coors? Who’s smarter than Kevin Gausman?

Brandon Belt – 4-for-7, 2 runs, 7 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer. Also, Buster Posey (3-for-4, 3 runs) hit his 7th homer. A more fitting teammate for Buster Posey would be Chasity Belt.

Jake McGee – 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.54. Imagine there’s no closers. It isn’t hard to do. Nothing to slam your fist through dry wall and no relievers, too.

German Marquez – 2/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 6.21. German was Guten tagged.

Raimel Tapia – 2-for-8, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer. Batting averages are so goofy right now. A .250 average could become a .350 average in a week. How’sever, Tapia is a .300 hitter. With 20-steal speed and some power. Yeah, I’m a fan.

Charlie Blackmon – 1-for-8, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .191. Rise, Zombino, rise! I summon you from the deaths of hell! Depths? Whatever, you’ve been summoned!

Robbie Grossman – 3-for-3, 3 RBIs and two steals (5, 6). Ha, like there’s anything I could say to get you to pick up Grossman.

Alex Verdugo – 2-for-4, and his 4th homer. Already know I want Verdugo and Tapia on all 2022 fantasy teams. Yes, it’s a sickness. I realize this.

Xander Bogaerts – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer. Let me ask you something, is it a coincidence that XaBo sounds like cryptocurrency? Of course, it’s not a coincidence! You can’t not get rich on that shizz! I just made twenty-three dollars on the Doge. Touch my hand it is on fire! Meme me to the moon!

Nick Pivetta – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners (2 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 3.23. Not enough has been made about this guy. He went from the NL to the AL East and decided to breakout like a 15-year-old after a box of Totino’s. His peripherals are still so scary (10 K/9, 5.5 BB/9), but he’s also been a tad unlucky. Yes, un-. I still can’t find it in me, but Streamonator is barely positive on his next start.

Hunter Renfroe – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, and his 3rd homer and 2nd homer in the last three games, and here goes one of those patented…Well, tell ’em, Scooby, “Renfroe!”

Rafael Devers – Dealing with a sore shoulder. Excuse me while I go wander into a tidal wave pool without my water wings.

Sam Coonrod – 1 2/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.23 and his 2nd save. Even though this save was simply because Neris was overworked, I mentioned Coonrod on the podcast last week, because of how well he was pitching, even though I felt like just saying his name would get me cancelled. Grabbed him in a 15-team mixed league, and looked for him in my RCL.

Andrew McCutchen – 2-for-4 and his 3rd and 4th homer, hitting .191. “If we wrap him in a cape and put some drawstring pants on him, we could just put him in a store’s window and leave–WAIT A SECOND! McCutchen moved! He’s alive!”

Brad Miller – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Why does it feel like Brad Miller will have NL-Only value until we’re all just faint memories and Brad Miller is still playing, filling in for an injured robot?

Christian Yelich – Back to the IL after one whole day, and it doesn’t sound good. They say he can’t start more than one game in a row. Yeah, that’s a big ol’ yikes. I have a theory about Yelich and Giancarlo. They can’t stay healthy because Loria sucked out all those guys’ bone marrow like it was public funds for a stadium.

 
  1. Juan GOATo is my religion says:
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    Hey Grey. McClanahan over any of Fried, Plesac or Maeda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • William Hung says:
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        I’m enjoying the ratios right now, but if they are only letting him go 4, then they def need an opener for this guy to have value.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I know, I dropped him in a 12 teamer

          • William Hung says:
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            I’m giving him a little more rope just cause the stuff looks incredible

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  2. Chuckie Miller says:
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    McGee blurb was a spit-take.

    “Babe said it was good for my complexion.”

    C.M. – EST.April2021

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  3. aardvark says:
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    Cease over Alex wood?

    • Cram It says:
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      Cease

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  4. Brian says:
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    Drop Dunning or Montgomery for Cease?

    • Cram It says:
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      Cease

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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      I’d drop Monty

  5. Dave D says:
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    Haha, some good shizznit, Greyvis!!! Indeed, send the Brinson ball to Cooperstown. Get Paul Revere and his horse ready, “the Brinson (ball) is coming, the Brinson is coming”. Willie Calhoun also got a laught from me at your expese, or was that vice-versa? Where did the term vice-versa come from? Is it like “reverse your statement that was endorsing vice or you will be cancelled as quick as that fantasy baseballer who shouted ‘Coonrod’ in a crowded theater.”

    Too funny. Can we all repent now and get along, cancellers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks!

  6. crimedog says:
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    What% faab to get cease?

    • Cram It says:
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      Cease

      • englishmetsfan says:
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        Just cease already

        • Who says:
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          12 team 5×5

          C Perez
          1 Alonso
          2 Biggio
          SS Bichette
          3 E. Suarez
          OF Acuna
          OF Soto
          OF Alvarez
          U Conforto
          U Tapia
          B Swanson

          SP
          Lynn
          Rodon
          Bundy
          F. Peralta
          Urias
          Kikuchi
          McClanahan
          Means
          S. Gray
          Gallen

          RP
          Kennedy
          Trevino

          Cease, Desclafani, A. Wood are on the wire. Who do I drop and for which guys? Thanks!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Kikuchi
            McClanahan

            Cease, DeSclafani

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

      6% seems fine

  7. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! How would you rank Margot, Grossman, and Hays in a weekly roto league?

    Also, do you think Patino gets stretched out this year, or his role is what it is? (Thinking re keepers)

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      Adding a Clint Frazier + Hunter Dozier to that ranking question.

      Margot, Grossman, Dozier, Hays, Clint?

      Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hays, Dozier, Margot

      They seem to like Patino doing that, so…maybe but doubtful

  8. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    I agree that Cease looks like a #1. Who should I cut for him?

    Options are Wood; DeSclafani; Ian Anderson; and Freddie Peralta

    • Cram It says:
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      Cease

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

  9. Asking for a friend says:
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    Great write up Grey!

    Is It time to bail on Lindor? Been offered Tom Anderson for him. Take that deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Tim Anderson

      • Asking for a friend says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  10. nick says:
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    Lol now everybody in the room will add Cease !
    but for who !:

    i was about to scoop him up, but took Ryan Weathers !
    cause one said last week :
    Dylan Cease – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 hits, zero walks, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.96. . Streamonator loved this start for Cease, and doesn’t like his next, and I agree !!

    now i can drop safely Heaney , who you think is better on another team :)

    Cheers

    Nick

    • Cram It says:
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      Cease

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  11. Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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    Ling-Ling done good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thank you, Ling-Ling!

  12. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Closers are impossible, but I welcome your guess: Cut Graveman for Diekman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Graveman

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        Sorry – are you saying you “prefer Graveman” or that I should “cut Graveman”?

  13. Jeremy Burke says:
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    Shallow League, would you drop Dylan Bundy for Cease?
    Thanks Grey love you man.

    • Cram It says:
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      Cease

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  14. scoboticus says:
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    I put in a waiver claim for Cease. There’s only one person ahead of me. Wish me luck!

    • Cram It says:
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      Cease

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good luck!

  15. RJ says:
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    help me drop Dylan Moore….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think it’s time, unless desperate for steals

  16. Beardy says:
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    John C “Reilly”. Respect the legend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doh!

  17. Dude at Dude's says:
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    So is Yelich a sell in dynasty? I have a icky feeling about him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  18. Baby Shark says:
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    Drop Mac Gore for Nate Pearson in redraft???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  19. Ciwa says:
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    #FreeWillie!
    I believe in 2017 Grey

    https://razzball.com/willie-calhoun-2018-fantasy-outlook/

    “Calhoun looks like the makings of someone very special, and will(ie) make the Dodgers regret their trade for a long time. ”

    And that’s me quoting you!

    Thanks for the daily report again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, regret incoming!

  20. scoboticus says:
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    A. John C. Riley making a stupid face? Isn’t that redundant? But seriously, love the guy. A comic genius!
    B. Domingo German with 6Ks also. He did pretty good against a really good hitting team.
    C. You could say that Ynoa was too much Huas-car for Tanner.
    D. I don’t normally sit relievers in Coors, but I should have sat McGee last night!
    E. It might interest you to know I drafted Verdugo and Tapia in my Yahoo League.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Yup!
      B. Yeah, I guess
      C. Haha
      D. Yeah, oof
      E. Nice!

  21. Brad says:
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    Thoughts on McClanahan in a league with QS instead of Wins? Do you think he will get to 6 innings?

    We have categories for Holds as well. Would you cut Romano for him?

    Current staff is: Bieber, Lynn, Castillo, Trevor Rogers, Mahle, Means, Civale, Plesac, Reyes, Clase, Victor Gonzalez, Romano. I also have Luzardo on the IL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I wouldn’t expect 6 IP

      I wouldn’t cut Romano

      • Brad says:
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        Would you cut Romano for Cease?

        • Thundergunn says:
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          YES

  22. Hyun-Jin & Juice says:
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    12 team, 5×5 roto

    This order look correct to you?

    Cease, DeSclafani, McClanahan

    • Hyun-Jin & Juice says:
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      Where would you put Eovaldi in that mix?

    • Cram It says:
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      Cease

      • Shitwolf says:
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        Cease and Decist Cram ;)

        • Cram It says:
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          My B, was having Cease delirium.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Order looks right, Eovaldi’s 2nd

  23. Vash says:
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    Nico Hoerner – Hit the IL with a forearm strain. So, he collides with Ian Happ, and Happ is carted off the field and Hoerner ends up on the IL? Insert John C. Riley making a stupid face.

    Hilarious…but sigh..shame for Hoerner.

    I always worry about guys who have breakout potential then for some unbelievable reason they get injured and never seem to continue their hot streak or lose their job and so on.

    But Hoerner is young and will have more oppitunities than an in the prime breakout ball player, but still a shame.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, so annoying

  24. Texas Flood says:
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    Which of these Zombinos, MCcutcheon or Cain?

    • NUX says:
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      Cutch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Nux

  25. Dude says:
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    Wood or Irvin ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

  26. Dude says:
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    Wood or Irvin going forward

  27. Vash says:
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    Mitch Keller is a screwed up fantasy individual. I looked at his stats and it literally alternates between great outing then a total bomb this season.

    I regret not getting him after last nights start because of his age and pedigree.

    Meadows needs to get his average up. Glad to see the power, but I expect a .300 player who goes 30-20 this year. He looks to be the similar player he was in 2019, if not better, now I just need the speed and average to appear.

    • hot corner says:
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      Agreed on Keller. I have him benched for the great starts and then put him in for the bombs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That should make it easy to avoid him next time out!

  28. Brett says:
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    100% agree with Willie Calhoun…if only he had outfield eligibility!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know

  29. Cram It says:
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    Cease, cease , cease. Ceaseceasecease-a-cease. *fizzle*

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      I agree with Cease

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, oh no, we’re losing Crambot5000

  30. everywhereblair

    everywhereblair says:
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    Grey: “I have no idea what the album Disintegration is and here’s a pictuee of Robert Smith when he’s 70 singing his bollocks off but looking constipated.”

    Also Grey: “Let’s just see how many fans I can make with a Human League reference today.”

    EWB: “FML, Distintegration is the best album ever.”

    • NUX says:
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      Hahhhh I’m with you EWB, love me some Disintegration. Kyle Brofvloski agrees too!

      • JakeTPE says:
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        Man, Disintegration is so f*cking good…..

        Did you see the live concert from Australia a couple years ago when they played the whole album. That was amazing.

          • NUX says:
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            Coolio, thx for sharing, I had not seen this, but was able to catch them a decade or so in Philly. Going to save this video for my Friday after work beers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If it shows up on 80s at 8, I’m a knowledge bank

  31. Vash says:
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    Willie Calhoun looks primed for something big. Health is always his achilles.

    As you mentioned, I need more than a DH. Hoping the rangers let him play, because a util player only is essentially useless to me in fantasy. I need moving parts. I play in a league with LF, CF, RF and it’s a lot of thinking needs to go into who to draft and where because all positions are now equally important.

    Any how, Willie is someone who I want to see play the field, because I am always thinking the year ahead in my keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d love to see him play the field so he gets OF elig.

  32. ozzie smith says:
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    Owners getting impatient and putting some gold on the wire in 12 team H2H league.

    My current OF is
    Laureano
    Conforto
    Gurriel JR
    BN- Kirilloff

    Can you rank these ROS, I’d like to pick a couple of them up but my hitting is pretty stacked so I may only get to take one of them. No particular needs.

    Kyle Lewis
    Benintendi
    Grichuk
    Riley

    I could also drop one of
    Antone
    Kopech
    Graveman
    to pick up another one but I hate to get rid of any of these three.

    Thanks Boss!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lewis, Riley, Ben

      I don’t know what Antone’s doing for you, so maybe him

  33. CTFDU says:
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    Excelent report Gray. Have to drop two in OBP league: Austin Riley, Raymel Tapia, Conforto, Kile Lewis, Ohtani.

    • NUX says:
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      These are some wild typos with first names here. The Tapia one is def understandable. But I need to know if you ever met a human named “Kile”.

      Also, this alot of good players. I guess Tapia is the easiest drop, especially as the Rox leave Coors after today’s game. Dunno about the next one. Knowing how Ohtani can be used (is this Yahoo?) will help you get your best answer too.

      • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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        go easy NUX… This is an International site. Meaning to some, English is a 2nd language. Personally, I’d like to encourage persons from other countries posting and their interest in our fake sport.

        • CTFDU says:
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          Thanks, some people from USA think there is no other language in the World.

          • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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            Agreed

            • NUX says:
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              Sorry guys, my sincere apologies. Was laughing to myself about “Kyleeee” from the old George Carlin standup. Meant no disrespect, certainly not towards someone ESL

              • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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                No worries Nux. U had no malicious intent

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Riley, Tapia

  34. Hamporter says:
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    Good Morning,

    16 team H2H weekly lineup mixed league. My outfield consists of: Wille Calhoun, Mullins, O’Neil, Kepler, and Soler. I picked up Hays yesterday (to fill in for Roberts) and have him on my bench, he rewarded my confidence in him by donning the Golden Sombrero. I have had my eye on Renfroe, but he seems to fit the O’Neil/Soler mold of hot/cold streaks. Should I drop Hays and pick up Renfroe and pray those degenerates don’t all get cold at the same time?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning!

      Sure, but for power

  35. It's Me says:
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    Would you be trying to move Bregman at this point, assuming you could get good return for him right now?

    • NUX says:
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      Yea, do it

    • david says:
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      Doubt you would get what Bregman is actually worth. Nobody seems to realise that he has a higher career OPS than the likes of Betts Freeman and Arenado.

    • Cram It says:
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      I would move anyone if you could get a good return.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  36. Jeffe says:
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    Great stuff this morning. Very enjoyable read. Who’s wins out of Castellanos for Bieber trade?

    • NUX says:
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      Not sure that it matters who “wins”. If one team needs a bat and the other an arm, both can win, in theory. I think the Bieber owner could pull something even bigger though. FWIW, the trade analyzer has it as a $22 vs $33 trade, in favor of Bieber. But that tool can’t take into account who is hot right now. And like I said, depends on needs.

      • Jeffe says:
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        Thanks was looking at the analyzer. I would get Bieber, which would be great for the squad. I think Castellanos may have career season, however would like to sell him maybe at his highest to get a top SP. I unfortunately drafted Castillo, so yeah.

        • NUX says:
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          Yea, especially with all of this context here in your follow up, def good plan to grab Bieber. Will find another hot bat to stream off the wire when you need it. But can’t find another elite SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Bieber

  37. Hyun-Jin & Juice says:
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    12 team, 5×5 roto

    Bellinger + either Conforto/Lewis too much for Acuna or Betts?

    When Bellinger returns, I’m looking at a log jam in OF. My team is also light on speed. OF currently looks like:

    OF- Conforto
    OF- Lewis
    OF- Laureano
    UTIL- Bogaerts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      When Bellinger returns?! Haha, oh that would be nice — I’d take Acuna or Betts, that order

  38. danny says:
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    think Peralta will run into an innings limit? he had 29.1 ip las year, 85 in ’19 (major league high). considering selling now while the gettin’s good…

    • NUX says:
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      Yea seems more likely than not that he won’t be able to throw 180 IP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  39. Disco Dave says:
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    I was offered this trade: I’d be getting the fist bunch

    Cease, McLanahan, Meadows

    For

    Yelich, Heaney, Luis Garcia (HOU)

    No brainer right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Meadows

  40. Mike says:
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    Would you drop either Dalbec or Mountcastle in a keeper league to pick up Willie Calhoun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dalbec

  41. eballs says:
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    Might need to drop Kirilloff if he hits the IL

    Need one (points league)

    McNeil
    Didi
    Hays
    Willie Calhoun
    Bader

    • eballs says:
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      Add

      Dylan Moore
      Naquin
      Josh Bell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McNeil

  42. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    Can I count Ynoa’s homers for all my teams plzkthx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yes please

  43. NUX says:
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    B-Ham is in the lineup for ChiSox today. SAGNOF is alive and well. Even if him and Leury share CF, I like the idea of being able to throw B-Ham into daily lineups. Just grabbed him in a long bench league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, his OBP is up there with Brinson

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        might be worse than brinson’s (i didn’t check). but yeah always horrible for last few years.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yeah

      • NUX says:
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        He has no face, Grey. You can’t be poking fun at these guys that have no face. It just aint right!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA

  44. Bigdadyb58 says:
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    Grey, 10 team 5×5 category keeper league.

    My current pitching staff is:
    SP- G. Cole
    SP- S. Alcantra
    SP- L. Giolito
    SP- L. Lynn
    SP- A Civale
    SP- T. Glasnow
    RP- R. Pressly
    RP- L. Hendriks
    BE- Z. Plesac
    BE- N. Eovaldi
    BE- F. Peralta
    IL- C. Sale (picked up off wire forROS and next year value)

    Looking to add TWO of either Cease( I would have 3 CWS pitchers), McClanahan and L. Gilbert (stash option/keeper for next year). Who are the drops?

    Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cease — Civale

      • Bigdadyb58 says:
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        Thanks….Who would be next add and drop?

        BTW…how does my overall pitching staff look?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, why are you dropping more? For those guys? Don’t. Your staff looks great

          • Bigdadyb58 says:
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            OK thanks. We have a 2 year keeper league rule. I already kept Lynn, Giolito and Glasnow and have to throw them back. I try and grab either a younger pitcher or 2 with keeper potential for the next year. Im not sold on Plesac and Civale for ROS so thats why I was looking to pick up either L. Gilbert or McClanahan. Plus the other 9 teams in our league are scavengers and grab guys way in advance…lol

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

              • Bigdadyb58 says:
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                Would you still hold?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  If you’re playing for next year, Plesac for Gilbert

                  • Bigdadyb58 says:
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                    You are the man!!! Thanks for all you do. Appreciate it!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

  45. big league choo says:
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    12 team pts dynasty

    Trade my Olson/clase/eovaldi for Bellinger/montas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olson side

  46. Murph says:
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    Hi Grey
    Love the report today… I took your Cease advice and cut Lamet to pick him up. (Im sure you would say i shouldve done it weeks ago)
    Question – Best OF going forward? – Kepler, McCutchen, Margot, or Dozier
    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      Kepler

  47. Kingslayer says:
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    Josh Bell & Sandy Alcantara offered to me in NL only for Rhys Hoskins & Pablopez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoskins side

  48. Matty says:
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    Thanks for the good news on the Blackmon HR.
    I went to bed when he was 0-7 and was wondering if there’s a glossary term for when you play someone because they’re in a double header and they proceed to be double effective in dropping your your AVG and OPS.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      Requiem for a Dream

      • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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        Would LOVE just two minutes with Jennifer Connelly….;)

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          She got her boobs smallered but I’m still with you. Rocketeer JC was peak.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice OTS

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        Double header and you got screwed. Wrote itself.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA, nice, hehe

          • Matty says:
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            Brilliant

        • Keeks says:
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          HAHA!! great one OTS

  49. J-Hova says:
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    Thanks Grey!! What a brutal run the past few weeks have been – Bellinger, Soto, Katel and now devers & kriloff. Sadly I’ll probably have to drop Kiriloff of he misses any time…

    My staff is Lopez, Ian Anderson, Ryu, Gausman, Sonny Gray and Mahle. Just dropped Ian Anderson for Cease. Is that the right move? Also if I need to drop one of the above of Devers hits the DL who should it be? Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Anderson, but close enough — Devers hit IL?

      • Saw Devers go down after putting a great swing on a phat pitch a few days ago, trainers came out but he stayed in the game. Eerily similar to FTJ, he has kept going, stay healthy my friend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yikes

          • Back in lineup today, kid is a gamer

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice!

  50. FrankGrimes says:
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    Nice Title Rudy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grimey!

  51. wwekoda2020 says:
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    How would you rank bassitt, eovaldi, descalfani, ynao and irvin ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      eovaldi, descalfani, ynao, Bassitt

  52. Cuna says:
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    Biggio or Senzel.
    Need OF.
    Thanks

    • Cuna says:
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      also have dylan moore.
      im desperate for OF. which two do you like

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Biggio, Senzel

  53. Sport says:
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    Last week you mentioned time to sell Glasnow. So in my 10 team 5×5 roto dynasty. I put out a flyer. Asked other managers to knock my socks off with an offer. Only offer I received was

    Sixto, Logan Gilbert, Nate Pearson, and Dylan Carlson.

    Am I wrong to think the 3 SP are unproven and too risky?
    Would you do that or ask for more?

    By the way, as a Royal’s fan thank you for dropping Dozier. I dropped Benni 10 days ago in my deep 14 team league so I think that helped too. Now we just need to drop all of their relief pitchers.

    • Cram It says:
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      I think that’s a nice haul in a dynasty. Risky and unproven, sure. But Glasnow is 28 this year and has barely topped 100 IP in a season once. Carlson at least should return value in the long run.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And you’re welcome!

    • NUX says:
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      Yea I’d take it too. You got 3 higher end lotto tickets at SP out of it that, all of which are prob ready for MLB innings this year. One of them could even be giving you something close to a tier or two below Glasnow. Plus Carlson.

  54. JakeTPE says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Haha that was a stellar recap. Excellent work, sir.

    I wish I didn’t have to do this to you but I lost d’Arnaud and picked up Varsho (nice post by Jay btw).

    Should I move off Varsho for Contreras (ATL) or hold? I think it’s close. Contreras might have more security long term when Calhoun comes back? This is a 16-team league and we roll like 416 players deep. E.g. Severino is the most rostered available catcher at like 6% so it’s thin….

    Thanks!

    Jake

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Hold for now

      • JakeTPE says:
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        Got it. Varsho seems to be hitting so let’s hope it continues! Thanks, Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  55. Justin Ralph says:
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    Im in a league with a 50 move max and Im already at 14. Cease is available. Is it worth dropping Pineda, Boyd, Mackenzie Gore, McCullers or Pablo Lopez for him. Factoring in another move of course.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Boyd

  56. aardvark says:
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    Solak or biggio?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solak

      • aardvark says:
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        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  57. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Mahle rest of season….keeps the 10 or 11+ k rate and settles in around 3.50?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so, but he’s coming off that terrible start

  58. Geoffrey Gambles says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Who to pick ROS: Jon Gray, Ryan Weathers, Luis Patino, Tyler Anderson, I can pick 2 of them. Wins are my most needed stat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson, Patino

      • Geoffrey says:
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        Thanks!

  59. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    I picked up Happ in 11 leagues yesterday, but I guess that was too small a % of my teams to make a difference.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  60. Jay says:
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    How would you rank Sonny Gray, Tyler Mahle, Max Fried ROS?

    Would you start Fried today against Washington?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That rank

      Sure

  61. Keeks says:
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    Buenas Dias Grey!

    1) How would you rank these starters in a QS league? – Bundy, Petco Joe (Musgrove), Peralta, Lynn

    2) Better ROS for HR/RBI/OBP/SLG: Yordan or Stanton?

    Happy Cinco De Mayo, enjoy a marg or 2!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Lynn, Bundy, Musgrove, Freddy
      2. Yordan

      Thanks, you too!

      • Keeks says:
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        De nada!

  62. abk111 says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Staff is:

    Sonny
    Ryu (IL)
    Maeda
    Rodon
    Pablo Lopez
    Bassit
    Alex Wood
    Ynoa

    Who is the drop for Cease, likely among last 3? Bassist/wood/ynoa?

    Falling mighty hard for Ynoa and love Wood in that ballpark so was thinking bassitt but he’s also been quite good of late. Thoughts?

    Thanks!

    • abk111 says:
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      Bassit is also away at Fenway next, yikes. Don’t love his coming matchups.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bassitt

  63. slevine1991 says:
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    Do you prefer Foltynewicz or Minor ROS?

    As far as closers, how do you rank Valdez, Garrett, Iglesias and Yimi ROS?

    THANK YOU

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Folty

      Raisel, Valdez, Yimi

      • slevine1991 says:
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        Thanks Amir Garrett vs. Yimi?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yimi

  64. toolshed says:
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    Fantastic news on soto. This season has been filled with news like that for me. Since this is an obp league, I took him over tatis. Tatis has a shoulder that may pop out, damage his labrum and only missed minimal time with the injury while collapsing to the ground in pain after the injury. The soto news comes out of nowhere and he may not be right all year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, it sucks, not sure what’s going on but I don’t think it’s fixing itself

  65. Eric says:
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    WTH do I do with Pomeranz? Yahoo 5×5 but we have no bench slots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, drop?

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      he’s not closing so you don’t need him. i’m not dropping him in any holds leagues but that ain’t your league.

  66. ellis says:
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    Love today’s blurb, especially McGee and Yelich!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  67. Kas says:
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    Grey I know you have expressed some trepidation with trusting rookie arms, but between Lynch and McClanahan, who do you like more? Thanks for the advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lynch

  68. Mike says:
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    Cease > Kikuchi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  69. Sing Us a Vogelsong You’re the Pineda Man says:
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    Trade Kyle Hendricks for Dylan Cease?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  70. Los says:
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    Would you drop Means, Mahle, Sonny Gray, or Lamet for Cease?

    Is the high walk rate reason for concern at all? looks like his peripherals are really good though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamet

  71. No Bueno says:
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    Would you trade Yordan for Lindor? Who would you take ROS and in a keeper league. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  72. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    Beautiful report/wrap!!

    Sorry was otherwise indisposed. I am going for a small operation on Friday (so spoiler alert won’t be around on Friday). It’s local anaesthesia and I’m discharged the same day, arriving 07h00. Today I met with the anesthesiologist.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope you’re well, Ante! Thinking of you!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      All the best my friend

  73. Michael B says:
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    Should I drop matt boyd for frankie montas? Matt boyd is currently doing pretty well but I’m pretty sure Montas is the better pitcher in the long run

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  74. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    So, which Hunter am I supposed to pick up now? Dozier, Renfroe, or Holly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, Holly

  75. Jason says:
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    Is it time to drop Kirilloff ??!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can’t wait to hear injury news?

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      MIN isn’t known for these stupid ass wait an extra 5 or whatever days to get DL’d like a few others are. he’ll probably get it right soon.

  76. Dude says:
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    I have Pham should I drop for any of these?
    Please rank:
    Lowrie
    Profar
    Joc Pederson
    Lo Cain
    Willie Calhoun
    Justin Upton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  77. William Hung says:
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    Irvin reminds me of a left handed version of another guy who had a moderate K-rate and never walked anyone – Kevin Slowey. Hopefully Irvin has more luck than him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good callback! Haha, wow

      • William Hung says:
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        I have this crazy love for guys with low BB rates. It annoys me to no end when I watch my guys walk the ballpark, which is why I hate relievers – cause so many of them have 3-4 BB/9. But I’ll always remember guys like Slowey – plus he was always so undervalued because his ERA was trash and we were always waiting for that luck to even out – which it never did and then he got hurt…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Twins were famous for developing those guys for a while after Radke

          • William Hung says:
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            It’s the only reason that I haven’t rushed out for Cease yet… but if you believe in the SP1 hype, I’d have to drop McClanahan for him right? Before I do that, are there concerns that Cease won’t hit 150-180 innings this year?

  78. Dave Funnell says:
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    When do you forsee Lourdes Gurriel breaking out? I thought he would level up this year, but he’s been mediocre. Though the vaccine mishap didn’t help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Lourdes is overdue, I still like him…Just had a tough April

    • LenFuego says:
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      Lourdes has had tough Aprils before … and when he gets hot, he gets scalding hot, for weeks, not days.

  79. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Buffalo Bluejays are back on June 1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It will be nice to see them hit 8 HRs a game

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        good times, lets go

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          LG!

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            Going forward, this year and beyond. Mostly beyond, who has the best future.

            G. Canning or M. Keller

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Keller

              • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                I agree…Hang onto Verlander in a dynasty?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sure

  80. William Hung says:
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    Biggio is a FA now – Besides his statcast being a red flag, it also looks like he hasn’t attempted 1 steal yet, so just a weird season for him so far. As someone who is struggling for SBs, when Biggio is right he’s someone I could really use. Just unclear if it’ll happen this year or he’ll be dead weight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe Buffalo will knocked him out of it

      • William Hung says:
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        Is the Buffalo going forward or is it a 1 series thing? It’s unclear from what I’ve read

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh I thought it was they were moving back there, I don’t know now

          • VinWins

            VinWins says:
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            Yeah, it’s Buffalo until they’re able to play in Canada; or until next spring.

            • VinWins

              VinWins says:
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              But, like MP said, not until June 1.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s what I thought, thanks Vin!

  81. Humm Baby says:
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    Calhoun is OF eligible on Yahoo.. Eddie Rosario was just dropped.. who do you like more as an add?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eddie

  82. pizza5788 says:
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    Should I start Fried today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  83. krazyivan says:
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    Some footage of Francisco Lindor after he found out the game was postponed yesterday. https://gfycat.com/latehalfhake

    Need to start two
    Lindor (2 x 7 inning vs Cards)
    Hoskins vs Brewers (Peralta)
    Suarez vs ChiSox (Keuchel)
    O’Neil (2 x 7 inning vs Mets- with no deGrom)

    It’s H2H for what it’s worth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha…Lindor, Tyler

  84. Battz says:
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    ESPN points league:
    My pitchers
    Degrom
    Darvish
    Castillo
    Maeda
    Hendriks
    Iglesias
    Kimbrel
    Pressly
    W smith
    Lynn
    Gausman

    I have Fried on IR to be activated. Who if any of these are the drop?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None

      • Battz says:
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        Would you drop any of these for Edwin Diaz?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  85. lindorphins says:
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    Sorry, I know these questions must seem Ceaseless…

    But how would you rank Plesac, Eovaldi and Cease ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Plesac, Cease

  86. Ty says:
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    Man my RPs are killing me! Drop Staumont for Cease?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  87. eballs says:
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    Need one (h2h 5 x5)

    Bader
    Calhoun
    Hays

    No specific needs just looking for upside

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bader

  88. FrankGrimes says:
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    You see May 20 season 4 Gomorra is on Max?
    Hopefully that’s good sign for season 5.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes! That’s great news, hopefully don’t have to wait 5 years for season 5

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        Or search download and look for subtitles etc etc HA

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yeah, what I’m gonna have to do — unless Grimey emails it to me!

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            Ha I got you

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks, Grimey!

  89. LOLmets says:
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    u normally dont see a brand name like posey hitting so well and available. grabbed him over the weekend becasue mercedes was in the nl park this week. pretty amazing what hes doing. sucks he never plays more than 2 in a row but if he stays healthy and productive this way i guess it works.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zombino

  90. Dancin Homer says:
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    Happy National Cartoonists Day!

    Looking for some streaming SP help; SON seems to mildly like Weaver today @ MIA, but he’s been mediocre at best lately.

    do you trust his start today?

    thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Good enough for me!

  91. Bobbo says:
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    Some useful info on Kyle Hendricks:

    “I feel a lot closer at least,” Hendricks said. “It’s not a complete shot in the dark now. I’m feeling a few things that are getting me in line and (keeping me in) my lanes and getting the right action, so at least I have some solid thoughts I can go back on. But, again, I just got to make it so it’s second nature, so when I take the mound, it’s just focus on executing a pitch.”

    I’m probably keeping him on my bench for his next start, even though it’s against the Pirates, bc even the Pirates can hit 88 MPH fastballs that aren’t located correctly. But this is promising news for Hendricks moving forward.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is promising, thanks for sharing!

  92. OaktownSteve says:
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    Cole Irvin. Probably closer to the MediOAKer side of the table but is on a nice run. FIP likes him but xERA and some of the statcastier numbers are towards the unfavorable side.

    It’s not just that he doesn’t walk anybody and has good control. He’s got excellent fastball command. Last night you could count the number of times he really missed his spot with the FB on one hand. As the evening went on, because he was all around the plate the zone widened out by two inches on either side and he had the ability to execute pitches just off the plate. Got at least 3 called backward Ks on pitches clearly off the plate.

    Really very close to a two pitch pitcher last night. Stole a few strikes with show me breaking balls. Other than that it was fastball change up. Really effective with the fastball up and in to right handers. I think his top velo was on his last pitch of the night at 94. Mostly sat around 92. Didn’t let them get arms extended, didn’t miss in the middle of the plate. It was fastballs in and change ups away all night.

    The change is a pretty good one and generated a fair number of swings and misses. On the season the change has a 29.9% whiff rate. Good downward movement with a little bit of screwgie action. He also threw it pretty effectively too left handers. Kept expecting him to mix more breakers to left handers but he seemed to be pretty confident throwing that change down and in.

    The stuff definitely doesn’t jump out at you but he managed contact with location. I think last night was probably about as good as he can go as far as locating his pitches. On days when he’s not as locked and as the league gets more of a book on him, I’d expect to see results go a little south on him.

    I streamed him this week for the double starts in two NFBC and I was definitely nervous about this Toronto game with all their right handed bats, but he was in command out there. I would continue to stream him at home for now knowing that he’s likely to hit a bump in the road at some point.

    The change has pretty good velocity separation for

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      stray sentence fragment at the end there!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I keep mentioning Irvin just waiting for you to drop some knowledge…Thanks! I think I inherently knew some of this from his statcast page, but I hadn’t watched him, so was going off #s vs. eyes

    • lindorphins says:
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      Good stuff. Thanks for sharing.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        You got it. Nice handle!

        • ryanoger says:
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          thanks as always oaktown! Dug the blurb below too…

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            Thanks, dude.

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      Good stuff OTS!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        Thanks bud.

  93. fausto

    fausto says:
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    Lil help. . Lost rendon AGAIN (and yelich) grabbing h uh enter Dozier, who’s the drop? Tay Rodgers, J.Diekman, Jordan Romano(me thinks) yimi garcia, or staumont? Leaning romano dolis looks like the guy. Only other option would be taijuan. Whatcha got?

    • fausto

      Fausto says:
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      Grabbing hunter dozier* idk what up with my phone typing crazy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romano

      • fausto

        Fausto says:
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        Thx for quick reply

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  94. Eddie says:
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    ay lothario

    question
    in a 10 team redreaft league
    Cats are wins ERA WHip Whip Saves k/BB K/9 Qs

    Who would you drop for cease

    macenczie Gore Bassit Mclanahahan Dunning Kopech bundy

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dunning

  95. martinrostoker says:
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    was going to bench Kris Bench today and start Tyler Naquin? Good idea?

    Thanks!!!!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who?

      • martinrostoker says:
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        Sorry for not being clearer. Was thinking of not starting Kris Bryant and using Tyler Naquin since he had a good $ value for today. At the last minute, I did go with Bryant. What are you thoughts on Tyler Naquin?

        Thanks!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You wrote Kris Bench, but don’t bench Kris Bryant

  96. Who says:
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    12 team 5×5

    C Perez
    1 Alonso
    2 Biggio
    SS Bichette
    3 Suarez
    OF Acuna
    OF Soto
    OF Alvarez
    U Conforto
    U Tapia
    B Swanson

    SP
    Lynn
    Bundy
    Rodon
    Gallen
    S. Gray
    Urias
    F. Peralta
    Means
    McClanahan
    Kikuchi

    RP
    Kennedy
    Trevino

    Cease, Desclafani, A. Wood, Irvin are on the wire. Who do I drop for cease? Also, swap anybody else? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  97. OaktownSteve says:
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    The Tigers are striking out in 30.9% of their plate appearances. No team has ever had a higher K% in the history of baseball. The highest of all time in a season? Last year’s Tigers at 27.%. The Rangers and the Brewers are at 27.9% and 27.6% respectively this year which would be 2nd and 3rd on the all time list. The 10 highest K% as a team on the leader board are all from either ’20 or ’21.

    I’m sure this doesn’t come as any surprise that Ks are out of control. But man they really are. One thing I’ve said forever in fantasy, is that when a category is abundant, it means you have to draft for even more of it. In the 90s and early 2000 I did so well just pushing pitchers to the bottom. I was doing the LIMA plan before it was called the LIMA plan I think.

    But the trend has been against me the last few year. I think it’s time to admit that trying to go value pitching hasn’t been working out for me the last few years. Not sure this means needing to go first round pitcher or pocket aces, but definitely can’t wait to start getting pitchers after the 10th round.

    The highest team K% to come from outside the 21st century? 1996 Detroit Tigers at 20.4%. Tigers, man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, that’s crazy on the Tigers…The top outside the 21st century is insane…I think this is all a ploy by Manfred to justify moving mound back a foot, then offense is really going to be nuts

  98. Chud says:
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    With L.Roberts out for a few months I currently have Winker replacing him in 5 x 5 ROTO. Are any of these OF an improvement over Winker for ROS?

    Blackmon
    T. Hernandez
    Tapia
    Carlson

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are you saying these guys are available and you have Winker? Blackmon in Coors

      • Chud says:
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        Yes I have Winker and these guys r available. Our league does not carry any bench spots hence the ww depth.

        Blackmon was recently dropped…….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  99. JB says:
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    Dynast Roto:
    6 x 6 with QS over wins and Holds and Saves are separate cats.

    I have Fried coming off DL and C Javier in a minor spot and has to be called up:

    Which 2 would you drop for the Fried and Javier?

    Also…..Do you think Patino is up for good? Id have to pull him up on the 8th if he doesn’t go back to minors. Would have to make another drop or try to deal something.

    Shane Bieber
    Alex Colome P | MIN
    Yu Darvish P | SD
    Jake Diekman P | OAK
    Yimi Garcia P | MIA
    Amir Garrett P | CIN
    Greg Holland P | KC
    Lou Trivino P | OAK
    Devin Williams P | MIL
    Griffin Canning P | LAA
    German Marquez P | COL
    Max Scherzer P | WAS
    Blake Treinen P | LAD
    Julio Urias P | LAD
    Jose Urquidy P | HOU

    Max Fried P | ATL (IL)

    MINORS:
    Tanner Houck P | BOS
    Cristian Javier P | HOU
    Alek Manoah P | TOR
    Luis Patino P | TB

    As always, thank you sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Patino is up but he’s pitching middle relief

      Lose Marquez and Canning

      • JB says:
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        those were the two I had in mind!

        Patino is up…. we have a 14 day window to call up/send down. I have to move him up by the 8th.

        Would you drop another on the roster for him? I was offered Nelson Cruz for him but lose a ton in age and would have to drop someone for Cruz too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Cruz — you don’t have a bat to drop?

          • JB says:
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            Buster Posey C | SF
            Jared Walsh 1B,OF | LAA
            Whit Merrifield 2B,OF | KC
            Tommy Edman 2B,3B,OF,SS | STL
            Javier Baez SS | CHC
            Garrett Hampson 2B,OF | Col
            Josh Harrison 2B,3B,OF | WAS
            Bryce Harper OF | PHI
            Ramon Laureano OF | OAK
            J.D. Martinez OF | BOS
            Marcell Ozuna OF | ATL
            Eddie Rosario OF | CLE
            George Springer OF | TOR
            Adolis Garcia OF | TEX

            Nick Castellanos OF | CIN
            Victor Robles OF | WAS

            C Bellinger (IL) will have to cut someone for him eventually

            Who would you drop for Cruz?

            • JB says:
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              Harrison, but than I have an illegal roster….. wouldn’t have anyone for the corner infield slot.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Harrison

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Adolis

              • JB says:
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                Would you start Fried today? @ Washington

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sure

  100. scoboticus says:
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    Do you know how Yahoo Fantasy has the headshots of players and the prospects?
    Jarren Duran just got his. I wonder if that means he’s being called up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ooh, that would be sweet

  101. martinrostoker says:
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    Thanks so much for all your help. Because of your recommendations, I broke my own point record!!! Really appreciate all this help. Thanks for teaching me

    1. Am scheduled to pitch Robbie Ray today against Oakland (Bassitt). His $ value for today is 11. His last 7 days had a good $ value. The last 30 not so good. Do you agree to start him?
    2. Was going to put Jordan Montgomery on the bench? Do you agree?
    3. Have now Jeffrey Springs in my ball pen. Still trying to understand how best to use Razz in this system. Would you activate him against the Angels?

    Thanks again!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, No problem
      1.Yes, start
      2. Sure
      3. I wouldn’t

      • martinrostoker says:
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        thanks!

  102. Jerry Grote says:
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    howdy
    Dump Wilson Ramos for Mitch Garver?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  103. Basement Artie says:
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    In this environment saying his name could get you cancelled is apt to get you cancelled. Really, is there a better 80s porn star name. He just needs your stache.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d say 70s porn star, but yes that’s good too

  104. Will says:
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    Kirilloff, sigh. Thought I had latched on to a real hot schomato. Replace him with Adolis Garcia, C Mullins or I Happ? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tests returned? Adolis

      • Will says:
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        I have a bench spot for him if his Dr visit goes better than expected. In that case I’d be dropping V Robles (owner of 1 RBI and 1 steal all year). But Baldelli’s comments yesterday were not encouraging re: Kirilloff’s wrist.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  105. hondo says:
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    Uhh.Cron sits 2 outta 3 in this series.Now I have to endure Bohm again.I need Voit back.

    • hondo says:
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      Oops-I thought he sat out the first game yesterday.

  106. I Want it ALL says:
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    This is my staff:
    Burnes, Bauer, Lynn, Morton, SonnyGray, Gallen, McCullers

    I want to grab Cease and/or Carrasco as they are on the wire.
    Because the league is a friggin M*A*S*H unit I can’t drop any position players, so it would have to be a SP.
    Any advice? thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morton for Cease

  107. Brian says:
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    Would you drop Dunning or Montgomery for Tyler Anderson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, JoMo

  108. martinrostoker says:
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    Really appreciate this help. I have a chance to get Enrique Herndandez. Is a good person to get?

    If I got him, then would have to waive either Montgomery, Colin Moran or even Jakob Junis? I still have home for Junis down the road.

    Thanks!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, get rid of Junis

      • martinrostoker says:
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        thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  109. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Complicated trade in my 12-team keeper league. You know, a lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-you’s. Which side would you want ROS?

    Hoskins/Cease

    or

    Mercedes/Alex Reyes

    Appreciate the write-up as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Poop!

      Hoskins

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  110. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Quick question about Ohtani. You already know that he is a two way player. So where should I play him? As a pitcher or as a hitter? Whichever position i play him at, I lose the other stats for him at the other. I am leaning leaving him as a hitter. What are your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hitter

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        thats exactly where i have him currently. Just need to make sure I get my 70 ip this week r i lose all pitching cats. i have 10 SP going over the next 5 days

  111. JP says:
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    Been offered two trades for Darvish:

    1. Send Darvish/Arozarena/Moncada for Lindor/Arenado/Cruz?

    2. Send Darvish/Arozarena/Moncada for Judge/Devers

    • Power Man says:
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      Lindor Arenado NELSON Cruz?
      I’d be all over that with a flying fart to the stars!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sounds decent
      2. Nah

  112. lindorphins says:
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    Lindor + Winker for Cole + Dansby in a H2h 6×6 OPS keeper league, which side you got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  113. Batt boyz says:
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    ESPN points league:
    C: ???
    1 Olson
    2 Madrigal
    3. Bohm
    CI: Suarez
    SS IKF
    MI: Donaldson
    OF laureano
    OF Springer
    OF winker
    OF verdugo
    OF solak
    UTility: franmil Reyes

    Bench: yordan Alvarez, mondesi, Starling Marte,
    Bellinger

    Available on waivers: Voit, K Hayes, Kepler, B Lowe

    Would you switch any of my roster or bench players for anyone on the wire,

    Thanks grey! Love your articles and read them every day

    • Batt boyz says:
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      Tapia is one of my OF on roster

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Voit over Yordan if he never plays

  114. Lucky Dog says:
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    Real talk: Cheddy Mully AKA “the big cheese” has been my low key MVP (most valuable puckup) so far.

    I know it’s not sustainable, but surely some of it is. What are your ROS projections for Mr Cheddar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      12/16/.270

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        I’ll take it!

        Also imma keep calling him “Cheddy Mully” because it’s amazing.

        Adolis Garcia needs a nifty nickname too, because his name sucks. I’m just saying

        btw – good call on Yasmani – he still isn’t hitting a lot but his 4 walk game clinched OBP for me last week. <3

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cheddy Mully works for me!

  115. Shitwolf says:
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    Hey Grey I am watching Gray. 4K in a row and he is looking Cease… Cease??? CEASSEEE!!!!!

    Damnit Cram!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I am as well

    • Cram It says:
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      Haha

  116. OaktownSteve says:
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    I love Sonny Gray.

    • Fister Furbush says:
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      I love Dallas Keuchel.
      It’s a problem.
      I’m working on it.
      He brought so much joy last season.

      • Shitwolf says:
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        his beard upsets me

    • Shitwolf says:
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      me too!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just don’t jinx him please

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      He reminds me a little bit of younger Arrieta. Hard to classify his pitches. He’s just manipulating hell out of the ball. Spinning it every which way. All kinds of different tilts. Incredible feel for pitching. Not a big dude. Got a great picture of him with the kids and me at A’s fanfest a couple years back. He’s not much taller than me and I’m not tall.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        He doesn’t look like a big guy…he seemed truly concerned when he hit Vaughn in the helmet

  117. Fister Furbush says:
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    We must release one of these outfielders in a H2H points league..

    Andrew Benintendi- on fire recently. Third best wrc over the last couple weeks.

    Alex Kiriloff- 3rd best XWoBA since he was called up. Wrist injury is concerning.

    Teoscar Hernandez- batting cleanup for TOR and he’s due for some positive regression. .229 BABIP

    Jeff McNeil- Perennial .300 guy who is batting lead off.
    .237 BABIP

    Chris Taylor- Seems to be having a breakout season. His K% is really the only thing one can complain about. Riding the wave until Bellinger returns.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kirilloff is hurt

  118. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Who’s the preference – Graveman or Diekman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Graveman

  119. Lucky Dog says:
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    Looks like LaRussa finally figured out it’s a good thing to have a contact hitler batting .300 hitting near the top of the lineup instead of 9th.

    And all it took was losing Robert (who he bounced from 2nd to 7th every other damn day)

    2 days in a row now – Madrigal might be worth another look if this keeps up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, indeed…Good for Madrigal’s value

  120. Michael B says:
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    I have yastrzemski on my injured list and hes supposed to come back Friday if all goes well, and at same time, eaton is now dtd with a knee bruise and hamstring tightness, should I drop eaton or one of my other outfielders, my other ones are: Austin Hays, Mark Canha, Adolis Garcia, Max Kepler, Jarred Kelenic (bench) so obviously I have no replacement OF in that spot until kelenic or yastrzemski comes back and even then someone’s got to go,

    otherwise I could drop a pitcher if all these are keepers
    My pitchers are: kershaw, liam Hendricks, kyle Hendricks, Luis Castillo, Diego Castillo, Daniel bard, patrick Corbin, trevor Rogers, triston McKenzie, ian Anderson, matt boyd, and robbie ray, I’m currently trying to drop matt boyd for montas and when ryu comes back I can drop ray, and for yaz I could drop boyd if hes there or adam Eaton. What do you think I should do given this info, should I wait for yastrzemski or drop eaton now, or wait to see if i get montas, than reassess the situation. Sorry for the long message and thanks for all the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re starting Triston? Lose him or Boyd

      • Michael B says:
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        So keep adam Eaton? His average is down to .211.
        I’m not super familiar with him so idk if hes been good in the past, also it’s a 12 team league and I though mckenzie has a ton of hype and was supposed to be good this year. So your recommendation is keep dtd eaton and drop boyd or mckenzie when hyun jin Ryu is back? What about yastrzemski? I gotta clear 2 spots on my roster, should I do robbie ray, and boyd? I’m unsure how ray will do today so unless he does phenomenal I’m leaning towards dropping ray for hyun jin, and boyd for yaztremski (unless the claim for frankie montas goes through, in which case I’ll drop eaton for yastrzemski and keep montas?) Also 1. Is eaton my worst outfielder and 2.should I keep montas if I end up getting him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lose Eaton too

  121. Jason Murray says:
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    In case the news on Kirilloff isn’t good, who would you pick out of these WW options at OF: Enrique Hernandez, Margot, Senzel, or Hunter Dozier? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Senzel

  122. Geoff says:
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    Sup Grey,
    14 Team Roto
    Is Blackmon a good enough return for selling low on Yelich?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  123. bigbear says:
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    Kelenic or Calhoun in a redraft?

    Nate Pearson struck out 8 in 3.2 IP! For those of us non-math majors (or without 8 fingers), that means every out was a K! 4 hits and a walk… 1 run.

    • handy afterall says:
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      i’m no mathemagician, but… my 14 fingers tell me something’s off there….

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

      • bigbear says:
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        Haha! True… non-math major…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelenic — nice on Pearson! Should be in majors

  124. FireRobManfred says:
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    Manny Machado looks terrible right now. But if he gets hot he’ll just get injured because this season sucks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  125. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Anbody starting Luke Weaver in Miami today

    10 team roto 6×6
    Just looking for a well pitched game, like Sonny is doing today

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      Barry Larkin is horrible.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        oops…meant for the bottom. Sorry!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        Lol, so start Weaver or Barry Larkin is horrible

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m starting Weaver

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            his splits are awful, awful on the road

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Then don’t start him, my league with him might be deeper than yours

              • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                i was just sayin, dont need to start him, so i wont. hope he does well of course, gonna need him for the marathon

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, I hope he does well for me! Haha…Prolly best you bench him if you don’t need it

                  • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                    I’ll bench him, cause then I know he will pitch well for me. Story of my early season.
                    Lol

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, I hope so!

  126. abk111 says:
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    oops, forgot to ask earlier … We thinking once he comes up Kelenic or Adolis ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelenic

      • abk111 says:
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        Cool thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  127. Will says:
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    I just want to add that Lewis Brinson is the 2nd coming of Brandon Wood. Brinson destroyed minor league pitching – .313 / .540 / .923 with 34 home runs, 131 RBI and 34 steals in parts of 5 seasons at AAA totaling 741 at bats – just like Brandon Wood did. Then in the majors Brinson has put up a .190 / .305 / .546 line with 17 home runs, 76 RBI and 8 steals in 801 MLB at bats. Bradon Wood’s MLB career looks eerily similar to Brinson’s at .186 / .289 / .513 with 18 home runs, 64 RBI and 5 steals across 700 MLB at bats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s a good comparison, I remember loving Brandon Wood and he did nothing

      • Will says:
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        Yep, I always thought Brandon Wood was going to be a huge MLB star. Never happened. He ended up spending 7 seasons at the AAA level and hit 93 AAA home runs. I wanted to see how that compared to the minor league home run record so I looked up Mike Hessman (the ‘real life Crash Davis’). Hessman hit 323 home runs at the AAA level in 13 seasons and hit 433 home runs across all levels of the minors in his career (19 seasons, 2094 games). But he only got 223 MLB at bats and hit .188 with 14 home runs. But he’ll always have that minor league home run record.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he seemed can’t miss

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Home run records in the minors…Or any minor league records should be a warning sign…Reminds me of Joc Pederson…If anyone’s doing that well there, I’m getting sus

            • Will says:
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              Yep. Pederson’s 2014 30/30 season at AAA when he batted .303 with 33 homers, 78 RBI and 30 steals. Numbers he’s never even come close to in the majors. As a Cubs fan I want him to do well but I remain skeptical…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, exactly — worries me about Kyle Tucker too

  128. dan says:
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    time to jump ship with ozuna ??? i”m offered Galo and David Peralta for Ozuna . its a keeper league where we keep 6. Ozuna was one of my 6. i”d also have to drop a bat like Josh Harrison or Paven Smith since I already have Smith and Eduardo Escobar so Peralta would give me 3 d backs. make the trade ? who to drop if i do ? or just wait out Ozuna ? thanks for your input.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  129. mcstarrs says:
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    Sixto or Cease?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cease

  130. toolshed says:
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    Just as a I warm up to rojas again, he is on the bench today. Do you like him better than senzel? Senzel has been an enigma. He is finally realtively healthy but has been useless. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Senzel is better

  131. William Hung says:
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    How is Carson Kelly back on the bench today? He just got 2 days off between Sunday and Monday before playing yesterday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      MLB Managers (does not equal sign) smart

      • William Hung says:
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        Yeah – I need IKF to slump soon… I get to face him in H2H next week and I just know Carson Kelly is prob at best playing 3 or 4 games, so I gotta find a way to bribe AZ to play him all the time

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can’t slump after you drop him, not how it works

          • William Hung says:
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            Yeah I just have this feeling he’s going to make me regret dropping him when he puts up numbers next week

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hear ya

    • The Harrow says:
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      this resembles the last few years. c.kelly was a stream candidate the last 2 years before now since he’d sometimes play like barely half the time. in theory varsho could/should be getting some of those, but i don’t know if he has yet (doesn’t appear to, yet). this was in deep leagues, obv his hitting this year means most aren’t dropping him even in shallows.

  132. Chet says:
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    Toolshed, Senzel is leading off in the bottom of the 10th. His AB will determine your next fantasy move (regarding Rojas/Senzel).

    • Chet says:
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      Ha! I probably should have replied to Toolshed’s comment.

      • Chet says:
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        Base hit after being down 0-2 in the count. The Fantasy Gods have spoken.

        • William Hung says:
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          lets see if he steals a base. I need the Reds to play him at 2B too

  133. scoboticus says:
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    Looking to stream one of these guys later this week:
    Cole Irvin vs TB
    Garrett Richard’s @ Bal
    Tyler Anderson @Cubs
    Chris Flexen @Tex

    In a Quality Start League.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Irvin

  134. William Hung says:
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    Can’t tell if the Mets are Metsing again – DeGrom was pushed back a day with a non-issue, then was scratched on Tuesday with a no big deal issue, and they said he wouldn’t miss a start. Now they are saying he is only expected to miss 1 start. I’m 100% expecting him to be sidelined for a month within the next few days…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I think he’s fine, prolly just needs a day

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        He also seems to like the 6-day rest

  135. Lucky Dog says:
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    Looks like Gray is gonna be ok.

    Not Grey – he’s a mess. Jokes go sideways all the time. But Sonny looks like hisself again.

    Any word on Burnes? There hasn’t been a single update since he missed his last start. I’m a bit concerned.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I haven’t heard a thing

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Damn. And you’re like, omnipresent & shit.

        Concerning.

  136. JP says:
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    One more trade question:

    My Darvish/Arozarena for Trout

    or

    My Darvish/Arozarena/Moncada for Lindor/Cruz/Arenado?

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      1. Fair,; but gimme the Trout side. Also depends on format – redraft/keeper/etc

      2. Fair but I’ll take the 3 bats. Also depends on format. Keeper / dynasty I might want the Darvish side because at some point Cruz is gonna turn to dust.

      And I have & love Darvish. In a 2:1 deal I almost always wanna be the guy getting the 1.

      In the 3/3 deal gimme the guys who play every day.

      • JP says:
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        Thanks, which deal would you choose of the two, ROS?

        • Lucky Dog says:
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          Redraft I would probably hold.

          It’s early, and Yu is pitching lights out. He’s one of the few guys I think will pitch a lot of innings, so he’s a little more valuable than many.

          It’s not like Arozarna sucks, so is it worth the upgrade to Trout? Of the 2 deals, if I had to make one I’d feel most comfortable upgrading Arozarana to Trout.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

      Lindor

  137. BtheEsq. says:
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    10 team roto.
    Was offered his Carlos Correa for My Zach Plesac.

    My roster:
    Nola
    Abreu
    Altuve
    Bohm
    Gregorius
    Infield – Jed Lowrie
    Tucker
    Trout
    ONeil
    Yordan
    Util – Ohtani
    BN – Yermin, Kiriloff
    NA – Kelenic

    SPs – Bieber, Kopech, Kyle Gibson, Kershaw, Trevor Rogers, Plesac, Gallen, Desclafani, Valdez on IL, with Gore at NA.
    RPs. – Kennedy, Trivino, Pressly, Iglesias, Reyes

    On Waiver wire players of interest to drop anyone for?
    Cronenworth, Dom Smith, Fraunce, K Seager, Tapia, Madrigal, Moran, Reynolds
    Wood, ynoa, Urquidy, Singer, Petit, Weathers, Whitlock, Cease

    Any thoughts would be appreciated, as Im sitting in the middle of the pack!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Correa

      Ynoa over Kirilloff

  138. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    J Soto is stuck in my IL spot and I can’t make any moves until I make him active again.

    Who should I drop to make room for him, Carlos Santana or Tyler O’Neill? or pray that Springer hits the IL again today so I can swap him out..?..

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

  139. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    16 team dynasty, likely gotta cut one of these RP to get innings (i got beat easily to the kikuci vs BAL today stream already). QS, K/9, K/BB added roto.
    have these:
    SP: mize (can’t put in prospect list anymore just went over 50 innings), mahle, pineda, heaney, morton, wood, oviedo (streamer)
    RP: (max 6): joley rod, diekman, t.rogers (MIN), reyes, alvarado, pom
    DL: carrasco,paddack, cueto, e-her, lugo, yates, verlander

    so at some point i gotta drop a RP here. only have 1 BN bat and just tons of starting hitter slots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joely

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        oh crap, holds added in case that changes anything (albeit i get that TEX might not be a large holds team)

  140. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Tomorrow I am in a bad spot. i have 3 SP’s going and I am not sure whether to sit or start them. I have only 17 ip this week and I need 70.

    Lance McCullers (HOU)@ NYY (G. Cole)
    T. McKenzie(CLE) @ KC (D.Duffy)
    B. Woodruff (MIL) @ PHI (Wheeler)

    Woodruff is my guarantee of starting. . What should I do about McCullers and McKenzie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t roster Triston unless it were a deep league…Start McCullers

  141. 183414 says:
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    Every time I see a runner on 2nd to start extra innings, I want to throw up on Manfred, after I dump him in a garbage can ! What an imbecilic douchebag !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  142. Long Bawls says:
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    KirilOOF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh no, what happened

      • Long Bawls says:
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        IL, and apparently it’s “bad.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          AW MAN You’re supposed to drop in with funny comments, wha’ happened

          • Long Bawls says:
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            Hahaha not the first person to tell me I’m failing at my role.

            But, srsly, why can’t we have nice things???? And by nice things I mean things that seem nice because the real nice things were already on the IL so our expectations have been managed downward so far that we’re like, “I wonder if I should add some Mets as a batty call for the doubleheader.”

            Brought to you by the letter L and Sentences Longer Than What Securities Fraudster Get.

            Now to go back to refining that joke about how Coonrod’s nickname is Surprising Bone, geared toward anyone who’s spent time at a gas station jerky buffet.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HAHA, better!

  143. Joe Beisbol says:
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    Is it worth holding onto Montero, Graveman, or Trivino? I guess I can deal with hanging onto Lou but the Seattle bullpen isn’t getting many save chances and it’s a guessing game whenever they do as to who gets the save. I ask because I have to activate Fried, and I’d also like to add Cease, and I’m inclined to just dump both Mariners (I also have McGee and Yimi in my pen).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, dump the M’s

  144. Jason Murray says:
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    12-team keeper question. I currently Eloy and Bellinger on my DL, and Kirilloff just got the DL designation on my active roster. My dilemma is whether to drop Eloy since he probably won’t provide much this season and loose him to another team for next year, or drop Kirilloff and keep Eloy for the future. There is no timetable for Kirilloff to return, and no word on the severity, but I assume he’ll be back this year. Thoughts? Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Kirilloff

  145. Anon says:
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    Was offered lindor for evoldi and means

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Lindor

    • 183414 says:
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      Fairbanks.

    • 183414 says:
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      I wouldn’t drop Means right now for almost anyone. Why would you drop him fo someone who in his last 84 games/322 a.b.’s has hit .225 w/ 40 runs, 30 r.b.i.’s, 6 s.b.’s, 9 h.r.’s ?
      Seriously.
      That’s 84 games , not 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month, 2 months.
      And Eovaldi ?
      You’d have to be crazy !!

  146. Brett says:
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    Diego Castillo hit the il in a league with category for holds and another for saves would you cut Romano for Fairbanks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  147. SteveNZ says:
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    Gotta clear some space to activate Sano/gain some roster flexibility. Is there any reason to hold Vaughn? He seems to be finding his feet now and his OBP is solid, but he’s not done a lot else and I barely use him. Gotta go, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Vaughn

  148. Harper Better Than Trout says:
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    Who’s better for Saves + Holds league? Trevor May or Fairbanks who was just activated today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      May

    • 183414 says:
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      Fairbanks.

  149. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – what do you think about Weathers going forward? Consistent + solid-to-good part of SD rotation?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, you can do better prolly

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Picking a last throw in on a trade, I can pick from Weathers Grossman and Hays. I think you like Hays over Grossman…but Grossman’s SB count (with zero CS) with non zero pop is pretty tasty, no?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hays

        • 183414 says:
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          No brainer if you need s.b.’s, and it ain’t Hays.

  150. OaktownSteve says:
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    Damn John Means is good.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Fact

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s what I’ve been saying!

      • William Hung says:
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        You are having a good week with the Hiura call and this Means guy being incredible… now if only Dylan Moore could suddenly cooperate, and I wouldn’t be struggling for SBs

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes!

  151. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Big mean, mean John Means with a no-hitter through five V Mariners

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perfect

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        Yes, you are correct, thru 6 now and he looks unhittable

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

          • hot corner says:
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            Not perfect because Haggerty struck out but reached on a dropped 3rd strike. Dumbest rule in baseball.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              So dumb

            • The Harrow says:
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              it was dumb when they invented baseball. if you have a term called “strike OUT” you’re out that’s it. if you are swinging at balls so far away that the catcher can’t field them, yr out, that’s it. none of those old super kimbrel innings (where an elite RP who also throws wild sometimes has to get 4 or more K’s in an inning (and/or has a bad catcher))

        • i don't want to brag but i got irritable bowel syndrome says:
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          where are all those people who before his last start were in here asking if he’s a specific matchup play only (and it was a few)

  152. William Hung says:
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    C’mon man… Diego Castillo with groin tightness right when Ryu is coming back from butt problems? 2021 injury train rolls on

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

      • William Hung says:
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        not sure if you missed a question I had above – with regards to Cease – is there an innings limit concern with him or do you see that he’d be able to go 160-180 innings?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I missed it, sorry…I’d guess 140-ish IP

  153. Alps says:
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    Uggh Now Votto heading to the IL
    what would be your order of preference
    Belt, Vaughn, Walker
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt, Walker

  154. iamnotasmartman says:
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    Happy Cinco de Mayo Sr. Grey

    Trade advice: Winker and Lindor for Franmil and Corey Seager?

    Would ya?

    • iamnotasmartman says:
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      I would be getting Franmil and Seager**

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor side

      • iamnotasmartman says:
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        Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  155. Keeks says:
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    HR/RBI/SB/OBP/SLG

    Kyle Lewis & Gausman or Yordan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lewis

      • Keeks says:
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        Would you take yordan side if it was a lesser SP? Or is Lewis>Yordan?

  156. prey879 says:
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    Drop either Ynoa or Kikuchi for Cease?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kikuchi

  157. Long Bawls says:
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    Look, I know the obvious one is John Means Business, but I’ma go with John Mints Bitcoin because dude is MONEY. Only thing going against him is that he’s on my team!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

    • scoboticus says:
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      There’s also the Ways and Means Committee.

  158. SteveNZ says:
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    Just dropping by to say that I got Means in the SIXTEENTH round of the ol’ H2H. Started Kikuchi as well. It’s a QS league. LOVED this game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

    • The Harrow says:
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      i’ve seen this year’s means’ ADP all over the place. i got him late, earlier, beat to him in some where i was about to go him, etc.

  159. scoboticus says:
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    Congrats to John Means!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, indeed

  160. scoboticus says:
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    Got an opening for another streamer.
    Garrett Richard’s @ Bal
    Tyler Anderson @Cubs
    Chris Flexen @Tex

    In a Quality Start League.

  161. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    Sonofabench

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  162. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Would you drop Devin Williams for Ryan Thompson if you were desperate for saves?

    • The Harrow says:
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      sure as d-will isn’t even always 8th inning so far at MIL, TB back to committee likely with diego out, which could at least (and probably will) include r.thompson. i’d rather grab fairbanks if not owned though

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        Thanks!

        • The Harrow says:
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          i’m not suggesting drop d-will in holds leagues, oh hells no, somebody in NL only (10 teams, 4 RP slots) dropped d-will like just over a week ago when he was taken off leverage innings (it was only for like 4 days or so too) i FAAB’d him right on up where i had a weakness at RP 4. that’s with holds though added. feyersen is cutting into his holds even there though so far some of the time even now that d-will is back doing leverage. i’m assuming the more obv cases are already owned in the league for you (i.e. fairbanks was held in somebody’s DL slot, all other obv closers or split guys owned)

          • VinWins

            VinWins says:
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            No problem. I’m happy to get opinions. I make the decision then.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  163. 183414 says:
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    Lindor turning it around. Yeah, he’s 0-2, of course, but no k’s, and no men left on base.
    The Mets lineup looks like one of the worst, if not the worst, in all of baseball.
    Heart breaks for deGrom.
    Bases loaded an no out. I’m amazed they scored a run. But they scored it with 0 out. Then they went 1-2-3.

    • Keeks says:
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      I have one team with Alonso, Conforto, and Lindor…. wtf was I thinking having so much mets exposure haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hear ya

  164. Brett says:
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    Would you trade Civale and Bohm for Arozarena

    • 183414 says:
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      Depends on needs, but that’s a lot for an ok player with no serious history. Will give you s.b.’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  165. stevie says:
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    Better side?
    A: Hendriks, J.McCann
    B: K.Lewis, Conforto
    I think it’s Lewis and Conforto…
    Also, what if Bohm was substituted for McCann?
    Thank you sir

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lewis

  166. 183414 says:
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    They said Bellinger is week to week, but he can’t run yet. Seems like month to month.
    What an effing bust !!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sucks

  167. SteveNZ says:
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    You starting A Riley or Adolis today? The Tron loves Riley, but what’s on the GREYDAR?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      Eh – cut the timing of the question a bit fine. Went with Adolis, which is excellent news for all Riley owners haha.

    • 183414 says:
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      Riley’s been wonderful so far.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        For sure, especially of late. Adolis trucking along nicely too though. Not much to choose between them and like I hinted at, this will probbaly blow up in my face.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adolis

      • SteveNZ says:
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        This Luis Garcia fellow is probably worth an add in a 14-teamer, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

      • SteveNZ says:
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        BOOM

        • SteveNZ says:
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          Gah. Overturned.

  168. Lucky Dog says:
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    PBP guy talking about asking Chili Davis about the firing & he answered, “if Lindor wasn’t slumping I probably wouldn’t have been fired”.

    So…..that’s gotta make Lindor feel good. Take the pressure right off him. Mets ownership makin all the right moves, as always.

    Gah

    • 183414 says:
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      Just got a guaranteed $350 mil. Pressure. Doesn’t have a clue what pressure is. He’s sucked for more than 1/2 a year. sucked when he was only a multi millionaire. Now as someone worth almost 1/2 a billion, he sucks even more.
      Just maybe he’s not that great. Pressure is trying to feed and house your family on $50 k a year. Let’s have a pity party for Francisco.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      doing badly after getting paid bigtime is far more a thing than the “he’ll do good this year so he can get paid next year” idea. math backs this up. shandler’s yearly tome did research on this (albeit i wish they kept it up every year on these, bigger sample and ongoing would be good)

      • 183414 says:
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        There is zero pressure on Francisco Lindor. He and his family for eternity are set. He’s a professional baseball player. So doing badly AFTER getting paid a fortune means what ? Didn’t bother Trout. You don’t need Shandler’s book. Can look up all the really big contracts and see how players did afterwards.
        Chil Davis got fired because Lindor flat out sucks, and other than deGrom, so do the Mets.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • KailuaBoy says:
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        I saw a analysis by Harold Reynolds on Lindors batting this yr vs yrs past and Harold was showing how slow Lindor has been in getting into hitting position. Showed his hand up against his chest rather then away from his chest.
        Just my 2 cents.
        Aloha!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Interesting I hadn’t seen that

  169. 183414 says:
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    Lindor now hitting 157. Went to J.H.S. 157.
    Don’t think he gets to the .257 he hit last year.
    Can’t believed that the Mets (Steve Cohen, billionaire), blinked when Lindor rejected $300 mil. for 10 years. Such a rich putz !!! Just a toy for this guy. Lets Chili get fired. Hires a mgr. with no mlb. experience. Starting lineup today doesn’t look like a playoff team even a little bit.

  170. Lucky Dog says:
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    5 straight K’s for Stroman. Filthy.
    .

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      Mutts error with 2 outs, HR. 4-1 Cards. Gah.

      Lindor’s error. Dude is killing me and he’s not even at the plate.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha, I saw, ugh

  171. Brett says:
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    Holds league Victor Gonzalez or Jordan Romano?

    • The Harrow says:
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      romano unless you are completely overloaded with saves already.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Victor

  172. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Just like Musgrove’s no-hitter, Means’ no-hitter was a perfect fantasy game as WHIP was 0.00 in both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, pretty gorgeous

    • 183414 says:
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      Hope Means doesn’t shit the bed like Musgrove did after the no no.

  173. Tylerstevens says:
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    Dozier, Sensel, Calhoun, Bader, Pham, Hays and Grossman

    Can you pick two please? Last in steals and doubles

    Thank you!

    • 183414 says:
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      s.b.’s – Grossman

      Really, a league where doubles are a cat ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham, Bader

  174. 183414 says:
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    Well at least the 2 runs were unearned. Bomb from DeJong.

  175. No Bueno says:
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    Adolis Garcia or Riley ROS ? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Riley

  176. DonnieB says:
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    I have Luzardo on the IL and Lux as a bench bat. Thinking about dropping Luzardo and picking up Gonsolin who I can be put on IL. Also, could drop Lux and add Nate Pearson to bench. It is a 12 team keeper league. Would you make one or both of those moves? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both moves

  177. 183414 says:
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    Nice start Freddy. Damn, what a disaster.

    • hot corner says:
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      Crazy. Gives up 5 runs and then strikes out 3 in a row.

      • 183414 says:
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        Looks like the “old” Freddy.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah awesome

      • 183414 says:
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        6 k’s in a row. If he gets me 18 k’s, I can live with the 5 earned.

  178. Lucky Dog says:
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    lol – it’s time for Noah’s Ark in NY and they out there playing baseball?

    They shoulda called that game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah totally

  179. William Hung says:
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    Looks like Alex Reyes has figured things out

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      Thank God.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure does

      • William Hung says:
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        Dang it – looks like all players need to get right is for me to drop them… what timing with Reyes though cause Staumont got blasted last night after coming into the game in the 7th

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, seriously

  180. 183414 says:
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    Manfred couldn’t care less. Think he really cares about the ballplayers. haha

  181. Lucky Dog says:
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    Tildaddy is back.

  182. Lucky Dog says:
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    Damn, get your caps lock ready for today’s recap. Hahaha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  183. Cohen says:
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    Grey, please pick top 3 starts?
    Dunning home vs Mariners
    CMart home vs Rockies
    Bumgarner at Marlins
    Tailon home vs Nats
    Kluber home vs Nats
    Heaney home vs Rays
    Javier home vs Jays
    Manaea home vs Rays

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber, Javier

  184. Lucky Dog says:
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    Man – wish I’d had the guts to start Fried. Ah well – good to know he’s fixed. Or neutered? I always get those confused.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  185. Rob Larsen says:
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    Someone dropped pham.

    Drop ty France for him?….or more of a wash

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham

  186. DonnieB says:
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    With Bellinger and LouBob on IL for a while and Biigio,Conforto, Moncada,and Schwarber off to terrible starts, my hitting is in desperation mode. I need to go upside and it is a keeper league. Going to start at catcher. Currently have Nunez and Nola with Baby Contreras,Varsho and Stephenson available. Would you replace either or both and with whom? Thanks a lot. Outfield next.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baby over Nunez

  187. rhodyballer says:
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    Time for Baby Contreras over Stassi or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  188. William Hung says:
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    Alzolay looking incredible so far tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Serious?

      • William Hung says:
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        He was then finished with a 5 IP 3H 1BB 2 ER and 7K line

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, gotcha

  189. SteveNZ says:
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    Sonavabenched by Dozier. Didn’t expect that against Bieber.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t believe I dropped him

  190. LOLmets says:
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    haha wil myers caught stealing again. dude cant stay on the field but keeps getting thrown out trying to steal. makes sense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah

      • William Hung says:
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        at least he’s trying! Biggio hasn’t even attempted 1 yet

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, so painful

  191. What's A Drexl? says:
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    at least LAA only jerked us around on rendon’s injury for 1 game, not like 5. AL only 10 teamer h2h with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, QS over wins and holds added. also have the old fairbanks vs barlow question before i add at least one hitter
    C ramos
    1B y.gurriel (3B)
    2B l.gurriel (OF)
    SS semien (2B)
    3B solak (2B/OF, had been OF till just now, but i can add a 3B or OF)
    MI straw (SS/OF)
    CI rowdy (1B, with how springer’s doing unless he gets DL’d he’s clearly too injured still to play OF, so i should drop rowdy i guess, more guys like yelich coming back before they are healthy)
    OF (4): renfroe, stanton, arozarena, baddoo
    util (1) otani (have both, but separately at least i get today’s stats on both sides from this, the lone upside of this being yahoo on him)
    BN (want one):
    DL: lou bob, rendon,
    NA (1): julio rod (OF)
    SP: bassitt hound, heaney, otani, bieber, ray, yarbrough, rodon, sheffield
    RP (max 4): barlow, trivino, t.rogers, green
    DL: fairbanks, odorizzi, jefferies (nice that he got a DL tag for stashing)

    1. first, fairbanks or barlow?
    2. which of these to add for hitters: dj stewart, franchy (really bad so far and not playing all the time), b.ham (gotta be a no), naylor (i used to have him), w.castro, j.jones, m.taylor, j.rojas (the other one), ford, piscotty, haggerty, kiermaier
    3. drop rowdy (probably not just yet in case springer gets his DL he needs) for a 2nd of that group (this one would have to be CI or the first guy would have to be), albeit i got one move left on week after adding the first hitter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Fairbanks
      2. Naylor
      3. Hold

  192. Tbone says:
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    Who should I trade in a dynasty between Cruz and Stanton? I need to move one of them. Cruz’s age scares me and Stanton’s health scares me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz

  193. LOLmets says:
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    fucking bohm. just when it looks like he could get hot he absolutely shits the bed.

  194. hal_incandenza says:
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    Hi Grey.

    Context: Ten-team 6×6 (w/Holds & OPS; QS instead of Wins); 28-man rosters (IL excluded); redraft; 1400 IP max

    We have 9 active P slots, and I’m lagging behind the pack in Holds and Saves. I commented between your two most recent posts, and have since dropped Schwarber to add an RP option in Coonrod. I felt I needed to allot at least one more roster spot to an RP. It’s not rare that I find typing up a question leads me to a partial conclusion and I don’t end up posting the comment. Thanks for being an unwitting participant in those endeavors!

    I’m now focused on trying to identify who I will drop as guys come off the IL. I know I don’t need to be 100 percent until the time actually arrives as others can get injured/etc. (e.g., I swapped Gausman and Ryu in prep for tomorrow), but I’m trying to develop a better view of this.

    This is what my roster looks like:
    Pos (other elig) Player
    C Willson Contreras
    1B (RF) Jared Walsh
    2B (3B) Ryan McMahon
    3B Rafael Devers
    SS Fernando Tatis Jr.
    INF (1B) Jesus Aguilar
    LF Jesse Winker
    CF (SS) Chris Taylor
    RF Charlie Blackmon
    OF Raimel Tapia
    UT Yordan Alvarez
    Bench (1B) Max Muncy
    Bench (3B) Alec Bohm
    Bench (LF) Mark Canha
    Bench (2B) Kolten Wong
    IL Cody Bellinger
    IL Ketel Marte

    Pitching
    RPs (8)
    P Ryan Pressly
    P Ian Kennedy
    P Jose Alvarado
    P Aaron Bummer
    P Sam Coonrod
    P Michael Kopech
    P Trevor May
    P Emilio Pagan

    SPs
    P Brandon Woodruff
    P Hyun Jin Ryu
    P Sonny Gray
    P Nathan Eovaldi
    P Cristian Javier

    IL Kevin Gausman
    IL Noah Syndergaard (I’m not concerned about roster room for Syndergaard at this point)

    Looking for your opinion (and any other Razzballers that want to chime in) on the roster choices below. Listing them in the order I’m currently expecting to need to activate, with my speculative drops in parentheses.

    Gausman (Bohm) – Gausman is expected to be activated this Saturday, so I’ll likely need to cut someone Friday. I have Devers at 3B and McMahon also eligible there (McMahon currently filling 2B for IL K. Marte, and Wong also elgible at 2B). Safe to cut Bohm in redraft 10-team with this roster format? Or would the drop options below take higher priority?

    Ketel Marte (Wong)- I’d hate to throw away the free agent dollars I recently spent on Wong. He’s at least hitting (unlike Bohm, at least for average). A variable here is Marte may gain CF eligibility (needs 4 more GP) before Bellinger returns, in which case I’d likely have Marte in CF. In that case it wouldn’t be horrible to mix/match McMahon and Wong at 2B.

    Bellinger (Cristian Javier or Bummer): I added Javier ahead of his 5/2 start vs. SEA and got QS 7IP 0ER 6K 2H 3BB. I sat him 5/2 @ TB 5IP 3ER 4K 4H 2BB. Should I be happy to have have hit that right and move on, or should I want him as a staff option? I’m projected as under-IP pace, so I could use this spot on another SP spec if I decide it’s needed, but that would mean I couldn’t use the active roster spot on Bellinger. Could consider dropping an RP. Bummer has bummered the most to date, but I’m assuming he remains a good Holds source ROS. Maybe I’m wrong there. Although subject to whimsical change, I need some quantity and I like the other relievers.

    Are any or all of these moves safe drops for this league format?

    Would your drop order match how I listed them, or should I be consider dropping someone I didn’t call out?

    Bonus/extra credit: Should I cut a drop candidate now for Cease?

    Thanks for what you do!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Bummer, Javier, Wong and Canha

      • hal_incandenza says:
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        Thanks. Holding Bohm then, eh?

  195. rhodyballer says:
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    Cole Irvin or Lynch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Irvin

  196. Steve says:
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    Like Tellez or Renfroe more for power?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Renfroe

  197. Joe says:
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    Since you are a wizzard, how long is Belly out? After All Star break? I’m thinking end of July, best case scenario.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I wish I knew…Maybe June

      • William Hung says:
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        This blog needs doctor spies in every organization

  198. Joe says:
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    Thanks Voice of Reason. I hope so. That would put him at 8 weeks. Normal human healing time for a hairline.

  199. William Hung says:
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    Is Villar playing everyday while JDD is out?

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      I’d say if he hits some he will play

  200. rhodyballer says:
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    Should Luzardo be owned over JoMo?

  201. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Would you drop S.Murphy for M.Garver? Seems like he’s been hitting bombs lately.

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