Sometimes, baseball can be that game we all fell in love with *covers mouth so you can’t hear number* years ago.  Whether it’s Paul O’Neil hitting a triple with an error to score a home run for a child in the hospital or that minor leaguer who crashed through a fence to make a catch or Bryce Harper tossing a foul ball to an actual clown to silence his questions or Reggie Jackson thinking about someone other than himself for a moment after Thurman Munson’s plane crashed or Lou Gehrig’s speech or Kirk Gibson’s fist pump or Saturday.  It would’ve been Yordano Ventura’s 26th birthday.  Obviously Edinson Volquez was very close to him when they were both on Royals.  According to Volquez, they shared everything, even constantly having to tell people, “No, I’m not Johnny Cueto.”  Edinson posted a pic of Ventura on his Instagram page Saturday morning, then went out and pitched the game of his life that afternoon, a no hitter — 9 IP, 0 ER, 2 walks, 10 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.79.  For one day, Edinson was able to say, “No, I’m not Johnny Cueto.  I’m better.”  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Jorge Soler – Was optioned to the minors because he wasn’t performing up to expectations, which brings me to my question, why didn’t they option down the entire Royals team?

Whit Merrifield – 3-for-4, hitting .307, and his hitting streak has reached 19 games. Twenty more games to reach the hitting streak that Paul Molitor measures all hitting streak by, his own.

Carlos Carrasco – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.36.  I will be shocked if he’s not DL’d before his next start, or looks terrible in his next start then is DL’d.  Carrasco only seems to pitch terribly when he’s injured, and, if you’re keeping track, he’s been injured three times this year.

Jason Kipnis – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  After streaming both Bauer and Skoglund’s rain-shortened games, I don’t even want to talk about this Indians/Royals game.  I’m mad, yo!

Ben Lively – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 0 Ks in his 1st start.  He’s a control artist with few Ks.  Looks like a poor man’s Nola.  I will call him Ben Daytona Beach.

Odubel Herrera – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .234.  Before the game was even over, I immediately added him in one mixed league.  If you take nothing else from this post today, grab ODB, and not because “Ooh, baby, I like it raw,” but because he has a long way to go to get back to where he was last year, and this could be the turn around we’ve been waiting for, and, if it’s not, then you just drop him again, and this is a crazy long run-on sentence and, if Siri is reading this, she’s out of breath by now, and like, “Please consider revising.”

Freddy Galvis – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homers, hitting .236.  If you escaped this weekend without your pitchers getting absolutely killed, you’re living right.  Without a doubt, Our Commissioner Manfred is sticking Capri Sun straws into baseballs again, juicing them.

Maikel Franco – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .223.  See what I said for ODB, but you can stop about 17 words into the sentence.

Eduardo Nunez – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  The Convent is hitting near-.375 in the last week.  Yes, I’m really trying to make this Convent thing happen.

Brandon Crawford – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .268.  Just another day at the juiced ball factory.

Eric Thames – 1-for-3 and his 15th homer.  The Lord Thames took all of April to build a major league reputation as a home run hitter, then he rested in May, and now He has returned.

Domingo Santana – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer.  Someone needs to hack his iCal so he thinks it’s Sunday every day.

Kenley Jansen – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 9th save on Saturday.  Oh, and by the by, Jansen hasn’t allowed a walk all season.  New major league record to start the year.  “Pfft, I haven’t walked in five years,” someone reading this post.

Brandon McCarthyDodgers said he will be able to start on Tuesday, even with his blister.  No one said he’ll be able to throw more than four innings.  As the Latin dentist said, a small caveat.

Joe Ross – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 7.34.  You need to impress before you regress.

Tanner Roark – 7 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.95.  Decent start, though was left in a bit too long (Dusty!), and now Roark has three straight solid starts, lowering his ERA from 4.73.  His peripherals, however, show a guy that will likely waver between a 3.70 and 4.30 ERA.  Did I say waiver?  Well, depends on the league and matchup.

Koda Glover – 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  Not exactly a Kazam because he was brought into a two-run game in the 8th, but any sane manager would’ve removed him after he sat in the dugout for 40 minutes waiting to go out for the ninth inning.  Emphasis on sane.

Ryan Zimmerman – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .371.  Which brings me to my question, where the flying effs in the effing eff hole was this year all the years I owned your stank ass?

Matt Wieters – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .278.  I think if we were to track this, Wieters has more comments asked about him than any other player.  Peraza is likely top five with a three way tie of Logan Morrison, Smoak and Bour.

Michael Taylor – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in three games.  Hot schmotato alert with a side of Taylor H.A.M.

Khris Davis – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer.  I’d put his chances of leading the major leagues in homers at about 20%.  Yet, no one respects Khris Davis, I will call him Rhodney Davisfield.

Matt Joyce – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer, a grand slam.  He also homered on Friday, so he could be a slight schmotato, or it could be he was facing Shawn Kelley.

Scott Schebler – Him and Billy Hamilton are both out with shoulder injuries, but the Reds said neither will hit the DL.  T, see, Disabled List with tomatoes, they’re schmotatoes.  Schebler, not Schweppes, diet tonic, not Nintendo’s Sonic, they’ll be back, for your DFS stack, that you got, it’s their shot.  Sorry, saw Hamilton and was reading my Lin-Manuel.

Amir Garrett – 2 2/3 IP, 8 ER as he was activated from the DL.  I hope Muslim Mrs. Garrett at least got some virgins out of that start.  Namely, Mindy Cohn.

Zack Cozart – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homers, hitting .344.  Since I own him in a few deep leagues, I’ve not only been pleasantly surprised by his output, but am glad to see him stay healthy.  I just totally jinxed him, didn’t I?  *smacks head* So stupid!

Ender Inciarte – 5-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .299.  Without actually doing any research, I’m going to say Ender has one big game once a month and does nothing else the rest of the month.  Or at least it feels that way.

Matt Adams – 2-for-5 and his 6th homer, and third homer in two games.  Damn, his bi-yo diet is paying off.  That’s yoga and yogurt.  If someone steals that, please just thank me in the introduction to your NY Times best seller.  If you need a schmotato, by all means grab Adams, even if he no longer eats schmotatoes himself.

Julio Teheran – 5 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 5.40.  Maybe Teheran should stop taking the mound to the song, Bombs over Baghdad.

Danny Santana – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  He plays about once a week, so he could be better than sitting through the Madoff movie on HBO, but only barely.  By the by, that movie was terrible.  I want my Saturday night back so I can watch something else on TV (notice how I didn’t say I wanted my Saturday back to actually go outside).

Tyler Flowers – 1-for-2, 4 runs.  Guess what he’s batting.  Go ahead, I’ll wait.  *taps finger, goes for a glass of water, faucet won’t shut off, shoves towels into sink but it’s no use, inflates raft, paddles back to computer*  Okay, time’s up.  Flowers is hitting .365 with a .475 OBP.  Zoinks!

Dustin Pedroia – Will be activated on Friday, the first day he’s eligible.  Red Sox said it will be good to have Dustin back.  Yeah, it’s allergy season.

David Price – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.00.  He’s absolutely perfect and back to his old Cy Young self!  Or this was a solid game, and I would still be hesitant with him.  Like a teamster, I’m leaning on the latter.

Andrew Benintendi – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and a double slam (6, 7) and legs (8), hitting .269.  You see what happens when you play him?  Goes from Benchintendi to Ben-extendi.

Manny Machado – 2-for-3, 1 run and his 3rd steal, and three times as many steals as last year.  Machado is hitting .219 right now, which, to me, honestly, interjection, means he’s going to hit .320 the rest of the way.

Jacoby Ellsbury – Shut down with headaches.  Funny, people that own him in fantasy also have headaches.  I say make a group doctor’s appointment.  Or one through Groupon.

Luis Severino – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.90.  If you’re wondering, the underlying stats are saying Severino is pitching as well as his ERA looks.  Contrary to their name, underlying stats are hashtag truth.

Jordan Montgomery – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.67 vs. Joe Biagni – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.31.  This matchup was billed as, “Why again don’t I own these two guys?”  I have no answer for the matchup billing.  Joe “Bighead” Biagni has impressed the most of the two.  His K/9 is 7.9, BB/9 is 1.8 with a 3.19 xFIP.  It’s hard to make a case against him in any league.

Marcus Stroman – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.25.  This season feels like it’s missing more guys like Stroman.  Not necessarily putting together an ace-like year, but being respectable.  No one’s respectable this year.  Y’all lost your manners!

Justin Smoak – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .283.  He’s tied for the 5th most RBIs in the American League, fulfilling his preseason promise to Make The American League Great Again.

Mike Leake – 6 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 2.64.  The Regression Fairies deal with too hot or too cold temperatures by saying “I literally can’t,” they know who Zayn Malik is and they will ruin your pitchers’ ratios.

Michael Wacha – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.67.  Hey, you guys had a good run, if you ran around the block screaming bloody murder while watching Wacha ruin your fantasy team, but I think it’s time to look elsewhere.

Stephen Piscotty – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, as he hit third.  How a guy went from barely starting, he was struggling so much, to batting third, Piscotty doesn’t know!  In fact, nobody knows!

Ian Happ – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and two homers (3, 4).  Sonavabench!  Just when I thought I was out on Happ, he goes and lays that on me!  Lies on me?  Lain on me?  Why is ‘to lay’ so confusing to conjugate?!

Kyle Hendricks – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.09.  The entire Cubs team looks like everyone that played at the original Woodstock twenty years after — dead, hungover or reborn into a shitty version of themselves.

Jean Segura – M’s revealed that Segura could miss up to two (stutterer!) months.  I said six weeks.  Then M’s said seven weeks.  And I said I could beat Shazam in six and a half weeks.

Ariel Miranda – 9 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.74.  Great start, and I dropped him before the game even ended.  Live by the Stream-o-Nator, and die by the ‘holding streamers too long.’  Not pithy, but it makes sense.

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .297.  Regarding what I said for Rhodney Davisfield, I’d put Cruz’s chances at about 15%.

Ervin Santana – 4 IP, 7 ER, ERA up 2.44.  The Regression Fairies were more overdue for that Ervin start than they’re overdue to send back a cape to the online clothing rental site, The Buy-In, the Switch and the Wardrobe.

Jose Berrios – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.76.  Funny how sharp one pitcher can look against a terrible team vs. how bad one pitcher can look against the same team.  Maybe funny isn’t the right word.  Interesting seems wrong too.

Miguel Sano – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .303.  On our Buy/Sell tool, Sano has scored $28 so far, and is due to score $17 more, which means he’s still a Sell, but not a crazy ‘sell this guy quickly to get him off my team.’

Albert Pujols – Sat out yesterday after hitting his 600th homer on Saturday.  Pujols’ 600th home run was a grand slam (one of seven grand slams on Saturday, a major league record).  Pujols was the first player to accomplish that milestone with a grand slam.  Pujols was also the first player to accomplish that milestone who was balding at 21.  Somewhere, Lebron’s forehead is like, “Oh no you dint!”

Carlos Rodon – Will start a rehab assignment on Tuesday.  You should stash Rodon if you have DL room, which is absolutely no one.

Todd Frazier – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 8th homer, hitting .195, and third homer this week.  Don’t look now, but–Why are you blindfolding yourself with a piece of bacon?  You can look, was just going to say Frazier’s heating up.

Justin Verlander – Left yesterday’s game with a tight groin.  If he has a tight groin now, wait until he gets home to Kate Upton.  Hey now!

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer.  In case anyone forgot, that’s ten homers after missing the first five weeks.

Justin Upton – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, 2nd homer in as many games, hitting .258.  Since Upton hasn’t had that big sucky month, that we refer to as B.J. Upton, Justin may be capable of one of his old school productive seasons.

George Springer – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and two more homers (15, 16), hitting .280.  Too bad some think Springer is nothing but Adam Duvall at leadoff.  Poor misguided shorthand.

Carlos Correa – 2-for-3 and his 11th homer, hitting .315.  Real question, have the Astros ever had a game where they didn’t hit at least six homers?

Yulieski Gurriel – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .267.  You know what kind of year he’s having?  He’s having worst guy on best team year.  So, he’ll be valuable just because of all the counting stats he will unavoidably get.  We should have a glossary term for this — worst guy on best team — please suggest in the comments.

Brad Peacock – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.30.  His K/9 is 13.5, his BB/9 is 4, and his xFIP is 2.85.  Astros are having one of those magical years, and that means they’re gonna give crazy run support and make some pitchers just so much more valuable.  I think we’re seeing a career year from Devenski and Peacock.  I’m in on Peacock, which means you’re in.  Pun noted, and intended.

Cole Hamels – Ready for his first session on the hill.  Sounds like a junior congressman.  He should hang out with Jonah Ryan and the rest of The Jeffersons.

Rougned Odor – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer as he was moved down to the seven hole, hitting .204.  I feel bad how terrible he’s performing, but we must soldier on.  Whoa, that sounds a lot like “Sold Odor on…”  If only there was a date sometime in April following that!  All foolsies aside, he has eight homers and five steals, if he were hitting .270, which he should with neutral luck, he wouldn’t even be an issue.  Neutral luck on his average, and he’d be a top five 2nd baseman.

David Dahl – His return from his rib injury has stalled.  Dahlled?  Every year there’s one player that pulls a Kotchman, and this year is definitely Dahl.  I could really use him in the leagues where I have him stashed, but now I’d put his timetable to sometime in August.

Tyler Chatwood – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.60.  I told you to buy him on Friday, because I’m motherfudging psychic!  How’s that, D eaters!?  Sorry, should explain, Chatwood’s fans call themselves D eaters.

Jeff Hoffman – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.61.  I’d look at the Stream-o-Nator for Hoffman, which is to say, I’d stream him every time he was in Petco.  Easy, peasy, hair so greasy.

Hunter Renfroe – 1-for-3 and his 11th homer.  Renfroe!  Or as Scooby Doo would say, Renfroe!

Steven Matz – Will return for next weekend’s series vs. the Braves along with Seth Lugo.  After the start, Lugo will likely move to the bullpen until Matz is injured again, so Lugo may not move to the bullpen.  Damn, did Matz get injured again while I was typing that previous sentence?  “You’re not gonna have Matz to walk all over anymore!”  That’s Matz doing a Nixon impersonation.

Andrew McCutchen – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .232.  Knee McClutchin must’ve been wearing a throwback jersey, and the dread wig he donated then took back from a homeless man.

Jameson Taillon – Will make another rehab start.  This is the feel-good story of the year, by far.  Though, the runner-up feel-good story was Jose Altuve posing as a 5th grader and hitting a home run in a Pee-Wee League championship.  Okay, kidding, but this does bring up a fascinating idea.  You know how Kris Bryant pretended to be a college student and took batting practice with the college team?  MLB should have Altuve go back to different grades until people realize he’s not really in the school, and fans can make bets when Altuve will be found out.  “I say Altuve can pose as a 3rd grader.”  “Well, I say he can’t make it back past 4th grade!”  “He’ll never make it back past middle school!”  I call this show, Are You Taller Than A 5th Grader?

 
  1. ps12349 says:
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    Hey Grey! I was offered W. Myers for my D. Betances in H X H league counting R/HR/RBI/K/NSB/OPS, W/K/BB/NSV/OBPA/ERA. Chapman may return in mid June. But I ever dropped Brad brach when Britton returned. Want to know if I may lose one of the elite closers.
    Should accept ?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @ps12349: Take Myers and run

  2. Scott says:
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    Kinsler supposed to come off of dl on tuesday. Who do i cut: lemahieu, d travis, piscotty, matt adams (1b/of). Full dl so i added travis a while ago, acquired lemahieu, and added adams to play in my OF when polanco was hurt and piscotty was mia (5 games / missed a series at coors). Thanks

  3. Aaron's Aunt "Chez" says:
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    Hey Grey,
    How serious is this JD Martinez homer binge? It’s like his bat was made out of Christmas trees. Are you selling high or riding this wave to Valhalla?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      History tells us he’ll get hurt at some point, but the 100-110 games he does play usually are good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BTW, history’s stupid

  4. H says:
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    Taillon or Severino ROS?

    Which side, Arenado for Rendon and Severino?

    • Aaron's Aunt "Chez" says:
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      @H: Severino. Getting Arenado > giving Arenado

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @H: Taillon is awesome, and plays in the better division for SP. But I think Severino has the higher upside and K potential.

      Arenado.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @H: 1. Severino……2. Arenado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @H: Agree with others

      • H says:
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        @Grey: Followup question: If I traded Rendon and Severino for Arenado and replaced Severino with Taillon would that be better than having Rendon, Severino and Taillon?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • H says:
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            @Grey: thank you!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  5. Scott says:
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    I was surprised you didn’t mention andrus. He had a nice weekend and quietly is having a very good season. It isn’t getting a lot of attention, but so far his production has been near elite especially at the SS spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: I was waiting for you to mention him!

  6. Fleeced says:
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    I have the opportunity to add either Rodon or T Murphy or Wilson Ramos.

    Can you rank them for best DL stash? For my catcher I have Hedges and my pitching staff is solid

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Fleeced: Rodon. Ramos.

  7. LucasArt says:
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    Thanks Grey for the good article!

    Can you rank the below SPs?

    1.Bauer / 2.Godley / 3.JC Ramirez / 4.Peacock

    Thanks!

  8. Manley Ramirez says:
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    A heartfelt, tear jerker of a lede and a Mindy Cohn virgin reference — you’ve set the bar mighty high for yourself for the rest of the week!

  9. Swfcdan says:
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    Bautista, Gardner, or Dreadless Pirate going forward? OBP league, could use more speed.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Swfcdan: Gardner for speed. Joey Bats if overall stats.

  10. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    So good, ’cause I got you!!!

    a. For the worst player on the best team….MLB Lincoln Chafee.

    b. Like Peacock alot and got the pun! Well played, Shakespeare!

    c. John Rambo Quote of the day for June 5

    Sheriff: ‘Buried in a hole by a bunch of goddamned weekend warriors! Thought you said he was the best you ever trained!’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘However he may have ended up, there was a time when he was very special.’

    Sheriff: ”Special’, my ass! He was just another drifter that broke the law.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Vagrancy, wasn’t it? That’s gonna look real good on his gravestone in Arlington: ”Here lies John Rambo, winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Survivor of countless incursions behind enemy lines. Killed for vagrancy, in ‘Jerkwater’, USA.’

    Sheriff: ‘Don’t give me any of that crap, Trautman!’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Haha, I think he should likely do different B. Just call me Shakes C. Nice!

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Ante GALIC: I only watched First Blood for the first time maybe a year ago and have never seen any of the sequels … but I gotta admit … I *really* look forward to my Rambo quote of the day!

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    14 team keeper league.
    When Taillon will return from the DL i have to choose which pitcher cut between
    Bundy
    Nova
    Manaea
    Taillon himself

    No one want to trade and i really don’t know how to move.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Ciwa: Bundy

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Ciwa: Manaea for me

      • joemorganhair says:
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        @Grey: What’s got you guys down on Manaea? Injury concern? He looked great vs. Cleveland and NY.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You know, you’re right, Bundy is a bit less than Manaea, Manaea’s peripherals are a bit nicer

        • Slappy Jack says:
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          @joemorganhair: Manaea 27% k% … 14% SwStr%… 50% groundballs… yes please

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @Ciwa: Drop Bundy, bad underlying stats esp K-rates, bad home park and division
      honestly just looking at his fangraphs right now, idk why anyone likes him as more than a 4/5 SP

  12. sunrisejuice says:
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    Werth Parra or Kepler? in 12 team h2h obp 6×6

  13. Swfcdan says:
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    Mookie/Kipnis or Altuve/Trumbo in a dynasty? Could use more speed.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Swfcdan: Mookie side

  14. jokerrtrick says:
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    Drop Avila for Chase Anderson? He had 2 good outing recently and 2 start coming. Lamet just got picked up and Jimmy Nelson is owned too. H2H 12t Got Lucroy too

  15. Scrapski says:
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    Teamwurst

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scrapski: I’ll put it on the list

  16. LenFuego says:
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    Geez, Danny Valencia goes 9 for 10 over the weekend with an HR, 7 Rs and 6 RBIs, including 9 straight at-bats with a hit to set a Mariners record, and he does not get so much as a hot schmotato alert?! What’s a fella named after an orange varietal gotta do? :-)

  17. Terry says:
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    Giant 8-hole

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Terry: Awesome, I’ll put it on the list

  18. Tony C says:
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    Thank you Grey for a stupendous re-cap.
    Streamers unite but in a limited pickup league Pick 2 for ROS among Skoglund, Biagini, Sabathia, Cotton, Foltynewicz, Volquez, J. Montgomery, D. Norris, T.Williams, Tillman or Nola.

  19. Swfcdan says:
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    Trade Aledmys for Cozart in dynasty?

  20. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Who would be a better stash in a 10 Team H2H Points League?
    Rodon or Gray

    Thanks much Grey.

  21. Not your average Joe says:
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    Who would you drop, if anyone, in order to add Taillon?

    12-team, h2h, 5×5, redraft.
    C – Realmuto; 1B – Smoak; 2B – Dozier; 3B – Machado; SS – Correa; OF – Benintendi, Duvall, Desmond; Util – C.Santana; Bench –Polanco
    SP – Tanaka, Maeda, Severino, Odorizzi, Wheeler , Shoemaker, Montgomery
    RP – Holland, Bush, Wilson, Reed, Glover
    DL – Freeman, Wood

  22. FeverDog says:
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    12-team, h2h, 5×5

    c-wieters
    1b-carlos santana
    2b-kinsler (dl)
    3b-kyle seager
    ss-russell
    of-trout (dl), springer, desmond
    util-maraza, smoak

    sp-bundy, strailly, berrios, severino, degrom, pineda, wood (dl), nova, quintana, walker (dl)
    rp-watson, allen, neris
    actual dl: gray, smyly

    Fucking Kinsler. I’m doing fine without him, but am wondering how long I should go before I seriously think about replacing him. That is, if we think he’s going to be out for a long ass time. Would you take any of these guys in his place, and if so, how long would you wait before you did it?

    Chris Taylor
    Jed Lowrie
    Josh Harrison
    Tim Beckham
    Adam Frazier
    Hernan Perez
    Yangervis Solarte

    Thanks, Grey!

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @FeverDog: I think Kinsler is back this week, actually. If not, drop either of DL’s SPs, put Kinsler on DL and pick up whoever has the best matchups this week….

  23. G says:
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    What your thoughts on picking up Salazar who’s now a FA?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @G: Depends on the drop, but he is in the bullpen for a bit, but should be back in the rotation soon.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @G: Hes a bullpen arm right now so other than helping with K ratios hes not worth it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Agree with others

  24. RicoSuave says:
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    Awesome stuff Grey!

    16 team H2H weekly points league…redraft

    I was offered his Donaldson for my David Price and Noah Syndergaard… what do you think?

    Thanks

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @RicoSuave: I would lean no, but it probably depends on team rosters. Price and Thor for the second half of the season once the Asgardian is back in the rotation will be a solid 1-2 SP combo each week.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @RicoSuave: Fair, Depends on needs

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: thanks guys… my other SPs aren’t doing that good either… My SPs are; Price, Pineda, Maeda, Wacha, Gausman, Davies, Foltynewicz, Ryu, Taijuan Walker (DL), SYndergaard (DL).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RicoSuave: Thanks! I prefer Donaldson side, but sounds like you need the SPs

  25. Mike says:
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    Trade for C-Dick or wait for CarGo to come around? Shallow obp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: I’d take Dickerson

  26. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi Grey, two questions please:

    In a points league, I have to bench one of these guys: Encarnacion (5 games, 2 of which are at Coors–facing Senzatela, Freeland, Miguel Gonzalez, Holmberg, Quintana), Carlos Santana (same matchups as Encarnacion), Duda (5 games, facing Gee, Darvish, Teheran, Colon, Folty), and Matt Adams (7 games, facing Pivetta, Nola, Eickhoff, Lively, Harvey, Gsellman, Lugo). Who would you bench? I feel like I have to start Adams in points because of the additional 2 games, but then again I like all of their matchups and all have been pretty good recently so it’s a tough decision.

    Secondly, would you start Hendricks vs. COL, Maeda vs. CIN, or Davies @ARI? I don’t feel so good about any of them. Thanks

    • asdfasdf says:
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      @asdfasdf: Actually I think the Mets have a doubleheader on Saturday so Duda might have 6 games if he plays in both of them. Thank you

  27. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Drop one of these for mazara?

    Jbell, melky,choo, a Frazier

    Thanks!

  28. MJP says:
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    HEy Grey!

    Need some advice for MI in a H2H 7×7 (+BB, +OPS)

    Pick 2

    Andrus, Castro, Villar, Pereza

    Thanks!

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @MJP: Matchups and number of games this week? Andrus is too hot to sit at this point. And Villar….but not overly enthused…

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @MJP: Peraza/Castro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MJP: Peraza, Villar

  29. Milarky says:
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    Great Monday morning read Grey! For my last pitching spot for the week, I somehow have to choose between Shoemaker (@HOU) and Norris (LAA, @BOS). Who will suck less? Normally I wouldn’t go near Norris, but Shoemaker @HOU scares me to death…

  30. Bobby says:
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    What u think , I need RBIs , HR and Runs.

    Harper, Garrett and Cotton for Keuchel, Berrios and Hamilton.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Bobby: Keuchel, Berrios and Hamilton don’t hit HR’s or RBI’s.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Bobby: Assuming you are the Keuchel owner, I would not do that. Garrett and Cotton are garbage. You can get power at a much lesser cost.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Bobby: I’m taking Harper there

  31. Bosox says:
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    Jbj or Kepler rest of the season?

  32. Just Busted says:
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    Drop Aaron Altherr for ODB?

    Thanks!

    I LOVE the smell of mustache wax in the morning!

  33. Cram It says:
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    Goddamn Odubel. I knew I’d be too slow to him when he eventually picked it up. I hate you. He was supposed to be my project.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Trade you him for Story

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: You mean Michael Taylor? Okay.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You want Story? Gross, why? He didn’t hit in April

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: I like to lose.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’ll throw in Rajai and Gurriel and anyone else I just picked up, think on it, no rush to answer

  34. BERK! says:
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    Lebron’s forehead to Pujols: “Hold my hairline’s beer.”

  35. Bbboston says:
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    Can you comment on merrifield? Feels like the average is somewhat legit, with reasonable expectation of 12-15 hr; 15-20 steals…..

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Bbboston: 8 homer/15 steal guy, super duper boring

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Bbboston: One thing you have to worry about with Whitfield is that it seems likely that sooner or later Raul Mondesi’s skills will finally translate to The Show. Mondesi is killing it in AAA – .319/.361/.540 at Omaha with 12 SBs in 14 attempts, all while flashing his plus-plus defense and arm at both 2B and SS.

      Have Mondesi’s prior attempts at winning the 2B job been disappointing? You bet. But he is still just 21 years old and it is hardly surprising that MLB pitching has proved a challenge thus far.

      • LenFuego says:
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        @LenFuego: Merrifield, not Whitfield.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Either work!

  36. Mike and Ike says:
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    Grey,

    Weekly league question:

    I’m starting Sale, Paxton (2starts), McCullers along with Giles, Iglesias, and Melancon

    For my final spot who should I start for the week:

    Pineda (vs Boston)
    Devenski (4 @ KC, 3 v LAA)

    Thanks

  37. Count de Monetball says:
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    Worst player on a good team – Super Sh’TAR or Counting Blows

      • Count de Monetball says:
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        If ya gotta explain, that’s a no…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  38. MyTeamsSucks says:
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    Gsellman and Miley are available in my league. Are they more streaming options then adds? I have one free spot to add someone. Which one do you like better?

    Thanks for all your help

    • MyTeamsSucks says:
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      @MyTeamsSucks:

      Other guys Cobb, Delgado, and

      • MyTeamsSucks says:
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        @MyTeamsSucks: Gavigilo too. Sorry my phone is acting crazy and keeps hitting send. It’s a 12 man, h2h huge rosters. Not much to stream with in this league not many guys available.

        Thanks

        • Cram It says:
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          @MyTeamsSucks: You opened the door about streamers. The guys you mentioned you can stream.

  39. Joe Quadres says:
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    Gerrit Cole v MIA

    or

    McCullers @KC?

    I thought Lance, SON disagrees

  40. Xhibit says:
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    Donaldson or Lamb ROS?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Xhibit: Lamb

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @Xhibit: Lamb still can’t hit lefties. If we are talking RoS it’s Donaldson, and it’s not even a hard call imo.
      Even if you believe that the power and production are even going forward, Josh DONGaldson figures to hit about 20 points higher.
      I would be super interested to hear the reasoning behind picking Lamb. Is it the days off?

  41. Piss in a Gatorade Bottle says:
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    Is Conforto a top 20 keeper in OBP going forward? 30?

  42. Bucktail30 says:
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    Dynasty keep forever obp league…

    Machado and 2 picks in our prospect draft for Kershaw and Matt Carpenter

    Which side?

  43. TacktheKack says:
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    Hey Grey, I have 2 spots for my weekly head to head 8 category league (R, XBH, Homers, TB, RBI, K, SB, OBP). They’re all playing 6 games. Pick two…

    Polanco (2 @Bal, 4 vs Miami…4 righties)
    -4 righties, who he hits slightly better against
    -worried they may rest him a game or two as they did yesterday due to his healing ankle
    -Gausman, Miley…Volquez, Worley, Strally & Locke)

    Trumbo (2 vs Pit, 1 @Wash, 3 @NYY)
    -5 Righties, which is good.
    -Nova, Kuhl, Cole…Ross…Montgomery, Severino & Tanaka)

    Benintendi (3 @NYY, 3 vs Det)
    -2 Lefties, Farrell has been benching him vs lefties lately.
    -Tanaka, Sabathia, Pineda…Verlander(injured?), Farmer & Norris)

    Hicks (3 vs Bos, 3 vs Bal)
    -4 Righties, swich hitter hits both ok
    -Pomeranz, Porcello, Price…Bundy, Tillman & Gausman)

    -Hicks has been insanely hot, .438 OBP in the last week, 6 xbh and 18 TB). Polanco is just 3/12 (was heating up before ankle injury) but has much better matchups. Trumbo is trumbo and Benintendi has been ice cold until yesterday’s monster game, so he could be heating up…or Farrell could continue playing Young vs lefties.

    I have turner but could use the steals benintendi could get (I doubt they’ll be sending Polanco with his ankle). I have springer, machado, judge and EE so I have a lot power.

    Guess I’m leaning towards Benintendi heating up and sticking with the hot Hicks.

  44. The JoGarza says:
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    12-tm OBP

    Drop Souza, A.Hicks or Devon Travis for Odubel?

  45. Fizz says:
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    Ian happ over odor

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Fizz: Nope

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fizz: Agree with F

  46. JC says:
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    In a 12 team, standard H2H ESPN redraft league, 5 OF spots, seeking guidance on these options. Which side do you like in each scenario and also please rank them on best to worst for me. Thank you for the advice and excellent write up on Volquez et al. Truth is indeed stranger than fiction at times.

    1. My Rizzo and Russell for his Correa. I would grab LoMo off the wire with open spot.
    2. My Rizzo, Russell, Schebler and Britton for his Correa and Wade Davis. Again I grab LoMo plus open a streamer spot or could pick up Taillon or Neris.
    3. My Lamb, Puljos and Verlander for his Correa and Archer….grab LoMo.

    Lastly, given this squad, would you pick up Neris or Taillon? It is holds league so cheap saves are tougher to come by as the promotions that might come for Vizcaino or Rivero won’t help as they are rostered.

    My team:
    C- Realmuto
    CI – Rizzo, Lamb, Seager
    MI – Harrison, Russell, Owings, Lowrie
    OF – Conforto, Schebler, Maybin, Melky, Kepler, Marwin
    Util – Pujols
    DL – Freeman
    SP – Kershaw, Verlander, Severino, Nova, Odorizzi, Manaea/streamer spot.
    RP – Melancon, Maurer, Britton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC: 3 — Neris over Britton 6 weeks ago

  47. Warren Loegering says:
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    Strasburg for Thames, which side?

  48. Ryan says:
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    What side…Judge/Tulo for Harper?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Ryan: Harper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Agree with F

  49. GoFish says:
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    ROS of season lowrie, schoop, merrifield?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @GoFish: Schoop

  50. The Boy says:
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    Peacock, Chatwood, or hold onto Morton/Aaron Sanchez until back from DL?

    Ottoeneu points and both DL guys are on active roster with Turner, Thor, and Pollock taking DL spots up

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @The Boy: Peacock over Morton

  51. Cheese says:
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    Math class with Grey Albright. 3 x 0 = 3. Teehee

      • Cheese says:
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        @Grey: It’s a bad joke… Machado had 0 steals last year, and you said he has 3 times as many steals as last year… Sigh…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, I forgot what I wrote

  52. JC says:
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    Machado or Rizzo ?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JC: Machado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC: Flip a coin

  53. StinkyPete says:
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    For the worst player on the best team = YuGo

  54. Make Richie Sexson Again says:
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    Worst player on best team – Ringo Starr

  55. lwomack58 says:
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    Traded Judge for Keuchel over the weekend hopefully this was a good trade. Now to fill the void of Judge-

    Please rank on who to p/u Odubel Herrera, Franco, kepler, Bird, Parra or Calhoun?

    thank you

  56. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you drop Belt for Duda?

  57. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    Good team’s worst player = A Scavengerage Joe

  58. fieldvision says:
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    When do you think the Mets will bring up Amed Roario? How will they use him? Who’s position will he take ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fieldvision: Next couple of weeks, Asdrubal and Reyes will become platoon

  59. RicoSuave says:
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    Thank you Grey for the great write-up!

    16 team H2H weekly points league…

    I need to start 5 SPs… Please help.

    Foltynewicz Vs PHI;

    Ryu Vs WAS;

    Gausman Vs PIT, @ NYY;

    Maeda Vs CIN;

    Pineda VS BOS;

    Price @ NYY;

    Wacha Vs PHI;

    Davies @ ARI.

    Thanks again!

  60. Thx Grey! Things are looking good. Rizzo, Story are starting to heat up it seems like. I don’t know why but I feel like a massive streak for Story is about to unfold. Weather is getting better, the balls will be flying in Coors.

    This may be a weird one, if you had to for a util spot would you want Smoak, Inciarte, Broxton, or ODB?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Synyster: Either Smoak or Broxton..Smoak if you need more power

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Synyster: Agree with F, I think Story’s gonna hit 15 HRs one of these summer months

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: hopefully he moves up from the 7-8 spot in the lineup too

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

          • @Grey:

            Hopefully Desmond can put it together too. Just picked him up from the wire. Would like to see a shot at 20/20.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Agreed

  61. Jose says:
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    Odor, Kyle Seager, Darvish = The answer to the question, “Who did you waste your 3rd, 4th, and 5th round picls on?” Subsequently, also the answer to the question “Why is your team 4-5?”

    Ah, preseason projections, how you make us feel so smart, just to remind us we’re all just like Piscotty…we don’t know…

  62. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Would you drop Duffy in a 12 team H2H league? I also have Alex Wood, Eduardo Rodriguez, Haniger, Segura and Taijuan Walker so I’ve got a real log jam on the DL/Bench.

  63. nick the smooth dick says:
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    Runt of the Hitters

      • nick the smooth dick says:
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        @Grey: Err now and then I can muster up a couple!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ve been impressed by you Nick and your mustering

  64. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Hey Grey! Is this a crazy trade for me to make?!?! which side you like better for ROS in a H2H:

    Tanaka & Arrieta for Paxton & Britton

  65. The Great Knoche says:
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    Ender seems like Mini-Rendon.

    Mini-Rendonkey?

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Rendon has half his RBIs in about 4 games. Same as Ender. Rendon just has a lot more.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I see, different types of players tho

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Grey: I didn’t say they were brothers from another mother. They just live by the big game.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I see, so how’s the NFBC team doing?

              • The Great Knoche says:
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                @Grey: Good until this last week. Went from 1st to 4th.

                Lost Kinsler, Lost Freeman. Still hanging around. Rudy made a big push this week. Think he picked up 5 spots or so into 3rd.

                You?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  My pitching is still a mess, hitting can only carry me so far, think I’m in 7th close to third, but nowhere near 1st

  66. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hoping to crowdsource some weekly lineup help! SON is still biased towards Hill and Nola still.

    Which TWO from the below are you benching this week if you need Ks + W?

    Leake @ CIN
    Hill v. CIN
    Nola (@ATL + @STL)
    Biagini @ SEA
    Alex Wood (said to be starting on Sunday v. CIN, not confirmed otherwise he’d be an obvious must start)
    Ryu (v WAS + v CIN . . . But if Wood comes back it’s only 1 start v. Wash, which ain’t pretty)

  67. dtbran says:
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    Limited moves league, H2H. ROS back in on Wainright (and drop Maeda) or hold move, keep Maeda benched.

  68. John says:
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    Russell is basically taking up space on my roster at this point. ROS Russell, Souza or ODB?

    Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      @John: Roll the dice on ODB upside.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Agree with Cram

  69. MarvPesos

    Josh says:
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    Grey,
    H2H 10-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS) – 35 moves max a year (no streaming), but we have very deep teams, with 6 bench spots.
    Was in 1st but have be de-throne’d with 3 bad weeks. I’ve been punting my CI spot as I know Turner will be coming back soon enough but maybe I should get a fill in. Please review team below and do you see any swaps from the wire you would make? There is a lot of interest in Rosario so if I don’t keep him I will shop him around but not interested in dropping him.
    Waiver:
    Hit – R. Martin (C, 3B), Souza Jr., K. Morales, D. Santana, JBJ, J. Smoak, N. Walker, J. Schoop, J. Harrison, C. Santana, Tulo, D. Pedroia, B. McCann, M. Moustakas, W. Castillo
    PIT – C. Anderson, B. Peacock, T. Bauer, Z. Godley, J. Guerra, J. Hellickson, V. Velasquez
    RP – B. Kintzler, J. Johnson, M. Bush, B. Norris, F. Rodney, B Maurer
    My Team (Goldschmember):
    C – Evan Gattis
    1B – Paul Goldschmidt
    2B – Brian Dozier
    3B – Nolan Arenado
    SS – Jonathan Villar
    Mi- Trea Turner
    CI – EMPTY
    LF – Corey Dickerson
    CF – Charlie Blackmon
    RF – Lorenzo Cain
    Util- Bradley Zimmer
    BN – Ryan Braun (DL)
    BN – Amed Rosario (NA)
    DL – Justin Turner
    DL –Tom Murphy
    Sp – Chris Sale
    SP – Sean Maneae
    SP – Carlos Carrasco
    RP – A.J. Ramos
    Rp – Greg Holland
    P- James Paxton
    P -Taijuan Walker
    BN- Ivan Nova
    BN- Masahiro Tanaka
    BN – Justin Verlander (DTD)
    BN- Rick Porcello
    BN – Jimmy Nelson
    DL – Alex Wood
    Thanks in advance bud

    • Cram It says:
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      @Josh: Smoak should’ve been filling your CI weeks ago. I would’ve dropped Murphy to put Braun in the DL slot and trade Rosario. Those two spots are hurting your flexibility.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Cram It: #shallowleagueproblems

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh: Agree with Cram

  70. Straily says:
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    Safe to start Straily tonight at Chicago?

      • Straily says:
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        @Grey: How about in a twelve team mixed league? Thanks.

  71. knucks says:
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    Need to drop one of these guys…

    Yonder, Bour, Smoak

    Thanks coach! Loved the writeup today. Hope you had a solid weekend. My ratios were destroyed from streaming Harvey/D Holland/Marquez on Friday. Then Koda on Sunday. Ouch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Thanks! I streamed Holland too, oldest effin trick in the book and fell for it… Bour

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Wow, I nearly left Bour off this list. Glad I didn’t. Thanks again.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

  72. JayB says:
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    Hey Grey

    I’m in a deep 12-team H2H keep forever league. We have 40 man rosters (32MLB guys
    and 8 MiLB guys). The offensive scoring categories are: R H HR RBI SB BB K TB AVG OPS

    I’m currently in 2nd and want to add AVG/HR/RBIs to my lineup. I’ve received an offer where I trade: Vlad Jr. for R.Zimmerman

    Vlad Jr. is by far my biggest trade chip. I want to maximize his value in any trade. I haven’t offered him up to anyone for anything before…Is Zimm enough of a prize to trade Vlad away? Zimm is killing it so far but his injury past is scary and he could be a sell high

    Would you do the deal or stand pat?

  73. Chucky says:
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    Have Forsythe, Happ, Villar and Travis rotating at 2B. Would you drop any for Odubel? 12 t h2h 6×6 OBP Dynasty?

  74. Fungazi says:
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    How has Peacock become so good this year without any changes in his pitch types or velocity? Deal with the devil?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fungazi: I hope so, that would be interesting!

  75. Sdub88 says:
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    What do I do with Yasmany Tomas? He’s been benched often and now he is day-to-day. Would you drop for someone above or someone like Travis Shaw, Domingo Santana, Chris Taylor, Whit Merrifield, Souza?

    Is Hernan Perez worth holding over anyone above?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sdub88: Drop for Domingo, Perez is for SBs if you need those

  76. Matt says:
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    Is Madea worth holding onto? He’s been terrible…but I hate to drop him and he turns it around.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: I dropped him two weeks ago

  77. Cobi says:
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    Grey nice article! Quick question This is my team. who should I drop for Yoan Moncada or should I just hold?

    Catcher – Austin Hedges
    1b- Kris Bryant
    2b- Matt Carpenter
    3b- Jonathan Villar
    SS- Trevor Story
    Of-Adam Duvall
    Of- Aaron Judge
    Of-Michael Conforto
    UTI-Cody Bellinger
    UTI- Corey Dickerson

    Thanks for the help!

  78. Ted says:
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    Pick three to start this week:

    Gyorko, Odor, Hanley, Hicks, Reddick

    Thanks for all your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor, Hanley, Hicks

  79. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Rizzo came through with that 3/4 and I salvaged the tie when I edged my opponent by .0001 in the OBP category over this Schwarber drawing 3 walks!

    Not sure if you saw the shenanigans of the Mets game yesterday – they pulled off a double play in the top of the 7th, and after all the players left the field, the umps ruled that Hurdle challenged within 30 seconds (he clearly didn’t cause everyone left the field)… ruled that Neil Walker didn’t actually step on the bag so the player was safe at 2nd. Everyone had to come back on the field and of course the Mets gave up another run. Keith Hernandez. Being a Mets fan is so much fun

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get out of here! Are you serious?

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: damn my comment got messed up with that random Keith Hernandez. I was going to say that Keith Hernandez and Gary Cohen were railing against the Umps the entire time. The call was correct, but I haven’t seen commentators rant on that level since Jeff Van Gundy did so with regards to flopping in the NBA (which is a classic and might still be on youtube)

        I’m sure JeF can elaborate some more about the Mets thing too

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ll have to check out the video

  80. Cheese says:
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    16 team H2H league, 6×6 (OPS)

    I get Giancarlo Stanton
    I give Trea Turner

    I would pick up Marcus Semien for SS. I have lots of OF depth and would be hurt up the middle, but I’m really considering this deal with the additional power I’ll get and OPS. Thoughts?

    C – Matt Wieters
    1B – Justin Bour
    2B – Roughned Odor
    3B – Ryon Healy
    SS – Trea Turner
    MI – Freddy Galvis
    CI – Tommy Joesph
    LF – Ian Desmond
    CF – Adam Jones
    RF – Stephen Piscotty
    OF – Josh Bell
    OF – Carlos Beltran
    Util – Jorge Bonifacio

    • Chucky says:
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      I may be wrong but……I actually like the new Stanton batting in the two hole

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t love it

  81. Paul says:
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    billy hamilton over mazara?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  82. knucks says:
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    I’m adding Bedrosian if he is still on the wire after games begin tonight. Due off the DL tomorrow. Figure it makes sense to add him for a hot minute and see what happens. Likely asking for confusion and a headache of course, but figure it could be worth the flyer. No commitment. Norris has been great of course. But. Sociopath… Who is will me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: I’d Bed with you

  83. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Skipping comments in case one of these suckers posted a Leftovers spoiler. My gut tells me it was the worst, but my heart says it will be life changing.

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Ralph ought to spoil it for me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ralph watches it?

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, he ruined the Gravediggaz intro the other other week but that wasn’t a spoiler to me.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Surprised to hear this

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Haven’t watched yet, too busy profiling, ranking, and cursing starting pitching…

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: What do you mean? Trevor Williams did well.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            You watch The Leftovers? You didn’t even strike me as someone who had HBO

            • Ralph Lifshitz

              Ralph Lifshitz says:
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              @Grey: Hahaha why? What sort of person doesn’t have HBO? I only watch HBO, Amazon, Netflix, AMC, and some Showtime. My wife wouldn’t allow exclusively baseball on the telly.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I figured you watched Basketball Wives and Real Husbands of Hollywood

                • Ralph Lifshitz

                  Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                  @Grey: Hahaha! I’ve never seen any of those shows.

                  Translation: Grey thinks you’re dumb…

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Nah, I pictured you rocking gold chains and chatting up baby mommas, neither is dumb, I like my old picture of you rocking BET over this new artsy TV guy who reads Alan Sepinwall

                    • Ralph Lifshitz

                      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                      @Grey: If it makes you feel better, I just had to google Alan Sepinwall. Haha!

                      My wife is dragging me to Jack Johnson concert, on Friday. This is going to be great!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You’re then going to be ‘dragged’ by me for the rest of your life, Bubbly Toes

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You should dress up like Curious George for the concert and carry a surfboard

  84. Mike says:
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    Holding Glover over Bedrosian?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  85. Mo says:
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    dee gordon + wood for lester? side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

  86. cjw says:
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    Worst players on best teams…

    I was going to suggest Dal Maxvill (worst player from the “million dollar team” 68 cardinals) or Joe Dugan (worst player from the 27 yankees), but when I went to check their lines, actually neither one of them had good counting stats despite their amazing lineups.

    Carlos Guillen was probably the “worst” everyday hitter on the 2001 Mariners and did end up with over 70 runs scored despite batting 9th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Someone mentioned Dugan above

  87. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you drop Peratla for O. Herrea

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  88. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Please rank the following ROS for deep roto:

    Altherr, C.Gomez (assuming he’s back in a week), Adrian G, Ian (Een) Happ

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ, Altherr

      • Jimmy Jack James says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey – one follow-up, b/c I know you love/are tormented by Odor. I’m being offered him for each of Cano or Abreu – I’ve rebuffed up to this point, do you see him exceeding either of those players’ value from here on out?

        Thanks as always for all the content

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take either, Cano first

  89. Oppo Taco says:
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    Gerrit Cole and Moncada for Trea Turner in a keeper league. What side do you prefer? Is it close? Thanks !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner

  90. Reece King says:
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    Aldemys or Didi as replacement for Segura?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didi

  91. LeggoPens says:
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    Any thoughts on Howie Kendrick? With segura going down i need to fill a 2b/ss and my other is D. Travis so im in a less-than-ideal situation with that position

    Others available are jed, jordy, chris taylor, iglesias, etc.

    • LeggoPens says:
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      @LeggoPens: also brad millers out there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor

  92. John says:
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    Lame pickings but how would you rate from best to worst a streaming SP
    option from this list. Strailey, Kennedy, Fiers, Butler, Colon, Pivetta, or Wojioeceislwadwdski?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Straily

  93. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    Biggest needs are steals & average, 10 team roto w OPS; ODB over Broxton for the last roster spot?

    Also, I was praying for a return to usefulness from Happ & Tyson Ross to bolster a struggling pitching staff…Happ looks “blah” and Ross got mashed in his last two…yikes! Might need to turn to Rodon!

    Thanks, Homie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go ODB

  94. mjcauda says:
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    Need a bat this week…16-team, H2H-Points League, (HR=4, 3B=3, etc. K=-1, BB=1, SB=3, CS=-1)

    Tommy Pham
    Michael Taylor
    Gerardo Parra (only 2 games in Coors)
    Tommy Joseph
    Chad Pinder
    Danny Valencia

    (appropo of nothing, I still believe in Odor)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor

  95. William Hung says:
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    Conspiracy alert – I think Rodon knows he stinks at the start of the season so he delayed his injury for as long as he could

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  96. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Pillar, Gallo, Alonso, Morrison, or Owings?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso, depends on needs

  97. peacecoast says:
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    FAAB day for me. Plans are:
    1)drop cesar for whit. running out of money tho so hot bat aside do you think this is a better move ROS or keep Cesar? He scores tons of runs and has a great BA. He may steal again one day I dunno.
    2) drop Russell for Tim Anderson. See above.
    3) droping Altherr for Kepler/odubel/melky. This just feels right. agree?
    4) dropping vmart (finally, you must get sick of my asks about replacing him) for Duda/Souza/Melky
    What you think boss?

    Halfway through House of Cards. I like it so far, but I think I may just be a massive fanboy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Keep Cesar 2. Hold 3. Kepler 4. Souza — I haven’t started new HoC yet

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  98. Gregarious says:
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    Two start Lamet @ Ari (yikes!) and vs. KC (yum)….or one start G. Cole vs. Mia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  99. strolg says:
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    Worst of the best- Sabrina.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hilary Duff?

      • strolg says:
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        @Grey: Charlie’s Angels

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, damn, old school reference… I’ll add it to the list, but I think it’s gonna get beaten

  100. peacecoast says:
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    If you were given a job to write for any show you watch which one would it be? Are you only comedy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is my current favorite comedy

  101. LenFuego says:
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    Worst players on the best teams are Counting Schmos.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, I’ll add it to the list

  102. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    Yo Grey which are the best/worthwhile starts (choose up to 6 please) this week out of the following:

    6/6
    McCarthy vs. WSH (7.0)
    J. Garcia vs. PHI (5.4)
    Lamet @ARI (-0.7)
    C. Anderson vs. SF (-2.6)
    Gausman vs. PIT (-4.6)

    6/7
    Cotton vs. TOR (5.7)
    Folty vs. PHI (5.0)
    Lynn @CIN (3.3)
    Nelson vs. SF (-4.3)

    6/9
    Glasnow vs. MIA (5.8)
    J. Montgomery vs. BAL (3.7)
    Biagini @SEA (-9.0)
    Chatwood @CHC (-13.5)

    6/10
    Fiers vs. LAA (3.2)
    Miranda vs. TOR (-4.3)
    Guerra @ARI (-6.8)

    6/11
    Lamet vs. KC (20.2)
    Bauer vs. CHW (9.3)
    Garcia vs. NYM (8.8)
    C. Anderson @ARI (-9.4)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garcia, Folty, Lamet vs. Royals, Bauer, Garcia, Lynn

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man! Big help! However I shouldn’t have included Lynn because I already own him .. SO is there another start/add worth using instead out of the remaining options here or nah?

        McCarthy vs. WSH (7.0)
        Lamet @ARI (-0.7)
        C. Anderson vs. SF (-2.6)
        Gausman vs. PIT (-4.6)

        6/7
        Cotton vs. TOR (5.7)
        Nelson vs. SF (-4.3)

        6/9
        Glasnow vs. MIA (5.8)
        J. Montgomery vs. BAL (3.7)
        Biagini @SEA (-9.0)
        Chatwood @CHC (-13.5)

        6/10
        Fiers vs. LAA (3.2)
        Miranda vs. TOR (-4.3)
        Guerra @ARI (-6.8)

        6/11
        C. Anderson @ARI (-9.4)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          These aren’t good… Miranda

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Okay thanks again!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  103. sunrisejuice says:
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    Ian Happ or Kepler? in 6×6 obp league H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

  104. Jim Thumbe says:
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    I picked up ODB, just so i can enjoy the bat flips. Now, should I drop Altherr? Too much phillies (on top of being a phillies fan, which is hell on earth), and he seems to be flaming out. I’d be dropping DUDA in an OBP league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can drop Altherr

  105. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Come on, Albright. No need to be passive aggressive in the Springer blurb. You can just call me out instead of addressing the non-existant “some.” Tap into your Jersey roots! Don’t really understand the confusion or implication that comparing Springer to Duvall is a slight. They are what they are. Useful donkeys. No more, no less.

    Here are their respective stats over the past calendar year:

    Springer: 123 R, 32 HR, 84 RBI, 6 SB, .256 AVG, 23.9% K%, .208 ISO

    Duvall: 88 R, 32 HR, 116 RBI, 9 SB, .244 AVG, 25.2% K%, .234 ISO

    This is immediately following a 9 game stretch in which Springer feasted on the Bal/Min/Tex lowly staffs. Already forget the 29 game stretch from 4/19-5/25 where he hit .220 with 2 homers? This is what donkeys do. It’ll all even out in the end. They’re both .260/30 guys. Nothing wrong with that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I was just messin with you… If Springer doesn’t get the SBs, the comparison holds more than its share of weight, they look nearly identical…

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Springer’s gonna start stalking me in my dreams a la Freddy Krueger pretty soon. Go be a donkey somewhere else!

        Garcia and Ryu are my two-start streamers in NFBC this week. We’ll see if Ryu actually makes both of his scheduled starts with the Dodgers shenanigans. In his last three starts, Garcia has given up just 1 earned run in 21.1 innings. On the year, he has a 0.87 HR/9 and a 57.1% GB%. Hasn’t allowed more than 4 ER in any of his 10 starts. Doesn’t get many Ks though (5.78 K/9). Basically the definition of a high floor, low ceiling SP. Pretty appealing in the current landscape considering the fact that balls are flying around like it’s an ’80s Ron Jeremy flick.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why do you hate Springer and his dinkeyness?

          Garcia is a no brainer streamer this week… Ryu is likely decent ratios and 9 IP two starts combined

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: I don’t care about Springer at all, that’s the thing. He can score his 100+ runs and put up .260/30 (though I’d prefer 85/.250/25, since I don’t own him anywhere). Good for him. I just don’t understand why he’s considered to be a much better fantasy option than someone like Duvall. Doesn’t look like the steals are coming back.

            Bedrosian is allegedly going to be activated tomorrow. Missed six weeks with a groin tweak. Looks like I should’ve saved my Ron Jeremy reference for the day.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You don’t care about him at all? Ouch! I’m hurt for him! Springer’s considered better b/c of the 15-steal speed that evaporated… Haha re: Bedrosian

  106. Andy Dwyer says:
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    Grey,

    Should I trade Verlander for Desmond?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  107. BayOfPuigs says:
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    So I was offered this trade in my 12 team H2H league, My Yonder Alonso and McCullers for his Miggy, Benintiendi, and MadBum. My team below:
    C- Gary Sanchez
    1B- Yonder Alonso
    2B-Trea Turner
    3B-Kris Bryant
    SS- Machado
    OF-Bellinger
    OF-Conforto
    OF-Judge
    Util-CarGo
    Bench: Puig, Chris Davis, Adam Jones,

    SP: McCullers
    SP: Severino
    SP:Pineda
    RP: Jensen
    RP:Knebel
    Bench: Hill, Maeda, Duffy (DL), Manaea

    My only problem is how limited it leaves me at Pitching until Bum comes back, and though I like Benintendi, I don’t see how he fits in my lineup. I should have prefaced this with I am in first so to stash Bum for later would be awesome, but am I crazy to decline that offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy side

  108. frank bunch says:
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    Great stuff as always, Grey!
    15 team 5×5 keeper, Who are you dropping out of: Kepler, Zimmer, Lamet.

    Thanks again! Btw, have you binged through season 3 of Bloodline yet? Just about to start it, I think I’m subconsciously trying to delay the inevitable end of the show ( at least I have Better Call Saul to fall back on… sounds like I should try Leftovers too, huh?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’m watching Bloodline now, about 4 eps in, it’s aight… Leftovers gets great in the 2nd season, 1st season is a bit of a drag, tho I don’t think you should skip it altogether… Drop Lamet

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: What I love about the Leftovers is all the characters are flawed. Even the seemingly normal ones do some crazy shit. it’s like the Departure fucked everyone up even if they weren’t directly affected. That and I love to hear Carrie Coon talk.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I love the bulletproof vest bit, that was awesome

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: annoys me that Justin Theroux is so buff tho, cuz we are like the same age and height…but not weight.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, he pisses me off for same reason, dude’s too fit, not cool

  109. stu says:
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    Points league:

    1. Domingo Santana or S Souza?

    2. J Gyorko or Didi Gregorius

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza… Didi

  110. Murph says:
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    Hey Grey
    You mentioned Demond could get Pipp’d – I have him but Parra is on the wire. I wouldn’t drop Desmond obviously, but is Parra a good investment over guys like Herrera or Kiermaier?
    1 – Guess I’m asking – pick 2 of the 4 going forward – ODB, Kiermaeir, or Parra or Valencia?
    2 – Nelson or Manaea going forward?
    3 – For worst guy on best team, how about that team’s Lupus – wasn’t he the worst kid on Bad News Bears?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. ODB, Keirmaier 2. Nelson 3. Ha, will add to list

  111. peacecoast says:
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    thinking of grabbing Paulino for the one start tomorrow, thougts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him in one league, but that league is a mess pitching-wise

  112. Scythe says:
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    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  113. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    Similar to my previous question but need to figure out who to start this week out of the guys already on my roster… Or maybe it’s a question of who NOT to start?

    6/6
    Ray vs. SD (20.7)
    Nova @BAL (-15.3)

    6/8
    McCullers @KC (7.4)
    J. Ross vs. BAL (8.5)

    6/9
    Moore vs. MIN (17.4)
    Shoemaker @HOU (-9.6)

    6/10
    Carrasco vs. CHW (24.7)
    Severino vs. BAL (22.0)

    6/11
    Ray vs. MIL (22.9)
    Nova vs. MIA (1.6)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start the negative numbers

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Joe Ross has a positive number after that disaster in Oakland? I don’t even think he’ll make that start!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Who’s starting in place of him?

  114. Scythe says:
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    Thanks Grey

    Kiermaier over B. Zimmer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  115. GrassyNoelRedding says:
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    Last Bat Standing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll add it to the list

  116. JayHay says:
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    Worst guy on the best team? Mr. Brown (Tarantino in Resevior Dogs)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll add it to the list

  117. Fox says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Thanks for the fantastic work as always.

    You really don’t think either Ariel Miranda and/or Jeff Hoffman are worth holding on to in a 12-team H2H? I understand Miranda’s far from a sure thing and Hoffman might not even crack the rotation, but both absolutely dazzled on Sunday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I dropped both

  118. GL3 says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I’ve just been offered a pretty big trade. 10 team. H2h. Standard.

    My Carrasco, Wil Myers and Avisail Garcia for his Peacock, Judge and Encarnacion. Which side do you take ROs?

    Rest of my team as follows:
    Flowers
    Smoak, Travis Shaw
    Odor, Owings
    Lindor
    Lamb, Suarez
    Harper, Gardner, JBJ, McCutchen

    Kluber, Vargas, Shark, Ed ROD, D. Holland, Oh, kintzler melancon.

    Also out of those who would you drop to grab Tom Murphy?

    Thanks a lot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin, it’s fair… Holland

      • GL3 says:
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        @Grey:
        Ya was leaning Holland as well.
        Thank You!

        Don’t wanna be a total pain but do you see any obvious weaknesses on my squad that I should hurry to correct? I think my bats are set. But my starting pitchers need a boost. If this trade goes through who would you deal for SP strength? (Was trying to hold carrasco but w his injuries he’s the most value I get I’m return)

        Again, thanks for the great write ups and all the work you do. Been in 1st place in my league the last 6 weeks cause of you and your team!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @GL3: Prolly try to see what I could get for Lamb, while starting Suarez or Shaw… Maybe you can get a top 25 SP for him?

          • GL3 says:
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            @Grey:
            Cool, thank You!

  119. peacecoast says:
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    drop altherr for zimmer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  120. HomerHWBush says:
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    What camp wins?

    Stanton for
    Lester + G. Sanchez
    or
    Pineda + Pollock

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  121. tank1 says:
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    Which side would you prefer – Carrasco/Odor or Altuve? Thanks.

    • tank1 says:
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      @tank1: Alternatively, I could offer Reynolds/Carrasco for Altuve.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve

  122. ctrengove says:
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    Why do you feel Stream-o-Nator is down on Manaea for today’s start?

    Manaea has looked dominant last 2 starts, his season peripherals look pretty good, the game is in Oakland, and other than a high BB%, Toronto has been a below average offense against LHP the last 3 weeks.

    Curious your take.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bleh stuff, career #’s bleh

  123. Sportive Tricks says:
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    Hey hey, Grey!

    Hmmmm. Rodon is available in my league, and with the Rockies leaving Petco, my streaming options aren’t looking too sexy. You think Rodon is worth putting streams on hold for a few weeks?

    My bench spots are crowded with suspended and injured players, so my only other option would be to ditch one of my closer specs: Bedrosian or Rivero.

    Love yas!

    • William Hung says:
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      @Sportive Tricks: you can probably lose Bedrosian

      • Sportive Tricks says:
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        @William Hung:

        Yah, I was kinda thinking that. Draft picks die hard, though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold off on Rodon

      • Sportive Tricks says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        You Sir, are no Jumping Joe.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Like Rita Wilson says, T. Hanks!

  124. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    (1) C: Wieters
    (1) 1B: Rizzo
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Owings
    (1) 3B: Rendon
    (3) OF: Harper, Springer, JBJ
    (2) UT: Encarnacion, Abreu
    (6) Bench: Broxton

    (2) DL: Haniger

    (3) SP: Carrasco, McCullers, Nova
    (2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
    (4) P: Betances, Glover, Severino, Ray
    (6) Bench: Lynn, Shoemaker, J. Ross, Garcia, Miranda

    (2) DL: Walker

    So I picked up JBJ (who I originally drafted and dropped) to fill in for Harper during his suspension and now I got a bench bat situation so trying to decide who to drop/keep? Maybe the bench bat isn’t so bad considering how many pitchers I already have?

    What you do with this team considering I’m in 1st but still consistently lose in SBs (I don’t think Broxton has a stole a bag since I picked him up) and also is Owings just in a slump or his magic gone?

    Available Bats (% owned): T. Frazier, Gardner, Belt, Peraza, Hicks, Inciarte, Gallo, Zobrist, Smoak, etc…

    Am I trying to tinker too much here or would you make any changes considering who is available?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d own Peraza over Broxton

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Word big bird I can definitely add Peraza over Broxton but I’d still have a bench bat…?

        I mean Peraza is eligible at 2B, SS, and OF just like Owings so maybe I should try flipping Owings to a team for a SP?If so, I wonder what he’s worth?

        Or do you have a better idea oh wise one?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Try it

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: What tier of pitching do you think I could get for Owings?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Samard maybe — Samaybe?

              • ebudz says:
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                @Grey: Hahah actually I might be able to pull that off? The team below offered me a deal back in April trying to get my Harper of course but in the package he offered Samardzija…

                Here’s my team and the other team below so should I just offer Owings for Samardzija or do you see a different package opportunity to try and get a better SP?

                10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
                R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
                W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

                (1) C: Wieters
                (1) 1B: Rizzo
                (1) 2B: Odor
                (1) SS: J. Peraza
                (1) 3B: Rendon
                (3) OF: Harper, Springer, JBJ
                (2) UT: Encarnacion, Abreu
                (6) Bench: Owings

                (2) DL: Haniger

                (3) SP: Carrasco, McCullers, Nova
                (2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
                (4) P: Betances, Glover, Severino, Ray
                (6) Bench: Lynn, Shoemaker, J. Ross, Garcia, Miranda

                Other team:
                (1) C: Perez
                (1) 1B: Miggy
                (1) 2B: Murphy
                (1) SS: Crawford
                (1) 3B: Machado
                (3) OF: Thames, A. Garcia, Bellinger
                (2) UT: Alonso, C.Taylor
                (6) Bench: Carpenter, Benintendi, Werth, M. Gonzalez

                (2) DL: Kinsler

                (3) SP: Strasburg, Darvish, Stroman
                (2) RP: Herrera
                (4) P: G. Gonzalez, Samardzija, Vargas, Tanaka
                (6) Bench: S. Gray, Pomeranz, Harvey

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sure, take Samardzija

  125. han SOLO SHOT first says:
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    Hey Grey, anyone coin Lin-Ariel Miranda yet? Missed opportunity for Hamilton jokes.

    Have a great week!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  126. mrs. featherbottom says:
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    Brett Phillips called up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brewers!

  127. What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas says:
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    Trade advice if you will….

    His Kershaw, Judge, Bogaerts, Peraza for my Arrieta, Blackmon, Trea Turner, D Robinson.

    My roster
    1-gold
    2-Turner
    3-Donaldson
    Ss-machado
    IF-Hanley
    Of Blackmon, Trumbo, Desmond, Polanco
    U Kipnis Moist kiss

    2nd to last in Homers and could use QS and ratios from Kershaw.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw

  128. Shank says:
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    5x5obp M Taylor or Pham ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor

  129. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. need to start one of the following. who do you like?

    duda – 2 @ tex, 3 @ atl
    kepler – 3 @ sea, 3 @ sf
    beintendi (facing 2 lefties) – 3 @ nyy, 3 vs det

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi

  130. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you stream Paulino @KC tomorrow. SON has [email protected] -4

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am in one league

  131. NoOneIsHome says:
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    Who would you put your money behind, Nola on the road for two starts @ATL/@STL or Tanaka at home for two starts BOS/BAL? Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting Nola in one league, prolly deeper than yours

  132. jiggy nits says:
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    NL only roto

    villar OR yasmani tomas + knebel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  133. Great Bambino says:
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    Lucroy or Austin Hedges ROS?

    Gardner/Schebler or Kiermaer/Hicks? Which side?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hedges — Schebler

  134. jack florida says:
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    drop diaz or schoop for franco or hold?

    12 team non keeper

    thanks as always for all the great info

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Diaz

  135. Matt says:
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    Have Chris Taylor as my only 3B after a couple trades. Worried he may cool off or lose playing time when (if) Dodgers get healthy. Franco, Castellanos, Drury, Gurriel all available. Worth dropping one of Zimmer, Kepler, Broxton, Duda, Belt for any of those? Or just take my chance with Taylor and worry about it later

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why don’t you worry about that after he cools off?

      • Matt says:
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        @Grey: Wasn’t sure if a name like Franco/Castellanos was worth grabbing for insurance while they’re available over one of those backup OF.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not especially

  136. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    I got offered Jake Lamb and one of Bellinger/Judge for my Kris Bryant. This is a keeper league and I’m in first place.

    Roto league 5*5. Other 1B are Thames and Hosmer. Other 3B are Rendon and Eugenio.

    Is this deal anywhere close for Bryant? Would you take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really, Bryant side

  137. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    This might be a foolish question, but would you drop Verlander to stream in a 10 team league?

    I’ve ran the rule over his underlying numbers, and outside of an uptick in velocity, taking into account the recalibrations, there is nothing other than name value to suggest an upswing in performance. All the main projection systems have him pegged for an ERA just south of 4 ROS, which is at or below replacement level.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you’re likely fine doing that

  138. G says:
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    Have some trade talk around a bunch of players. How would you rank Story, Trumbo, JBJ, and Carlos Santan rest of the way in a 5×5 head to head.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

      • G says:
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        @Grey:
        I was waiting for you to say that but wanted to be sure.

        BTW, saw you talking about The Leftovers above. Great show. Saved the series finale to watch tonight. Another show I just got into in binge fashion is The Americans – its been around for a while but never checked it out.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Americans is better, but Leftovers was solid, they stuck the landing, think you’ll like the finale

  139. B.o.B says:
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    Should I use my #1 waiver on Corey Dickerson, or save it? 10 team, H2H league with OBP instead of Avg.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  140. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Sexual Healy looking a whole lot like his 2016 now (11 HR in 55 AB v 2016’s 13 in 72). . . near identical peripherals, and AVG is explained by the 20 points in BABIP difference. Sort of reminds me of what we all have wanted from Franco, without the fanfare.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      True dat

  141. mike says:
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    Haniger(if healthy),Jackie Bradley,Souza ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JBJ

  142. mike says:
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    Austin Hedges or Salvador Perez ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

    • William Hung says:
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      @mike: Perez is the ultimate definition of Ron Pompei set it and forget it at the catcher position

  143. ChiCitySox says:
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    Looking to sell high on Smoak because I need pitching. Roark not enough return?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Roark there

  144. Great Bambino says:
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    Keon Broxton or Kevin Kiermaer ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Broxton

  145. Bye Felica says:
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    Are we taking correa for judge

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  146. aloop says:
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    i have jake lamb and no real reason to hold joey gallo in a keeper league…

    would you swap gallo/ drew pomeranz for Justin verlander/ dellin betances?

    my 2 rp’s are Robertson and glover (who got his sh(t pushed in recently)

    thanks.

    other option is gallo for sonny gray straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Dellin

  147. Griffey24forlife says:
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    Do I add mark Reynolds off waivers or keep Duda at 1B? #2 waiver position and don’t want to waste it. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Reynolds

  148. pnw says:
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    is david dahl even worth owning in a keeper anymore? someone offered me adam jones for him..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not in some keepers

      • pnw says:
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        @Grey:

        its a keep as long as you want league, but you can only keep 6 players a year. doubt he beats out goldy/ Rizzo/ trout/ lamb/ judge/ altuve

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not a keeper there

  149. boom bop says:
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    kepler, souza or puig?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza or Kepler, flip a coin

  150. Joe says:
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    I have a roster strategy question that I would like your thoughts on. I kept Gary Sanchez to start the year and picked up Sally Perez when Sanchez went on the DL in April. I have continued to hold Perez since Sanchez is back to help get me caught up in games played at catcher and because he’s the top rated catcher in my league.

    I have tried trading Perez and can’t get any bites for even a nuisance value — I wouldn’t trade anything worthwhile for a catcher either. Would you drop Perez? I’m not in desperate need for the roster space, but I’m annoyed that I’m eating up the spot.

    At the same time, I am in first by a pretty solid margin and both the 2nd and 3rd place teams need catching help pretty bad. Would you hold him to keep him off of their teams?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t carry 2 catchers

  151. boomonday says:
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    I’m in a keeper league and theres not limit on the amount of years you can keep someone…

    i have a $10 severino and $4 joey gallo…

    would you deal the pair for a $1o cueto and $10 samardzija, or a $13 grinke and $10 samardzija?

    trying to improve my pitching as current staff is as follows:
    severino, salazaar, duffy, pomeranz, lackey, manea

    thanks for the insight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Either sounds decent, Greinke first

  152. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Hey Grey!

    What are your thoughts on stashing any of these guys on the DL:

    Rodon, Skaggs, Lugo?

    My pitching staff is real weak (Severino, Hill, Happ, stream spot) now that Salazar is in the pen. Is the order that I’ve got them above about accurate?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lugo

  153. Bill Brasky says:
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    Have Mark Reynolds, and Yonder was just dropped. Do I make the swap or stand pat?

    Also, Broxton or Pillar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold — Broxton

      • Bill Brasky says:
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        @Grey:

        SCHPANX!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No schmoblem

  154. Cohen says:
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    Reynolds or Moreland?
    Brad Miller or Travis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds… Travis

  155. Andrew says:
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    14 Team H2H Keeper League

    Pitching is a mess thanks to Verlander, Salazar and Vince V being my top 3 to start the season.

    Would you trade Verlander for any combo of the following pitchers:

    Lynn, Guerra and Lackey.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lynn, Guerra

  156. Maverick says:
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    Hey Grey
    Can I get thoughts this trade offer?
    Calhoun/Jason Vargas for Porcello/Gio Gonz?
    Deep 20 Team League
    Thanks

    • Maverick says:
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      @Maverick: There’s also this on the table:
      Schebler/Jason Vargas for Porcello/Gio Gonz

      Thanks for your thought on both!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Schebler side, same story as first

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gonzalez side, depends on needs, it’s fair

      • Gerry Randell says:
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        @Grey: Thanks a lot Grey!
        1 more please….there’s a trading frenzy going on in our League lol

        Which Side wins or fair?
        Rizzo/Paxton/Cotton —– Votto/Oh/Samardzija

        Mucho Thanks!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rizzo

  157. GregJeffries says:
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    Lackey or Lamet ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lackey

  158. brian says:
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    Have dyson and Broxton,drop either for ODB?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson

  159. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league:

    Haniger is hopefully coming back this week and I’ll have to drop someone to activate him. I can’t drop any of my pitchers because of the emphasis on good pitching in this league. My offense is stacked and the only two hitters that I would consider dropping for Haniger is Matt Holliday or Pujols. Holliday has hit better than anyone would have thought and has probably scored as much as Pujols so far. Should I drop either for Haniger in a points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holliday

  160. peacecoast says:
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    Adams or Duda? need power

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda

  161. Jeff says:
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    Wilson Ramos worth a stash? I would drop Logan Forsythe, leaving Happ at 2nd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold, or drop Happ

  162. Paul says:
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    Do you think Wilson Ramos could be better than schwarber and maybe I should add him for his return next week for my Cather

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  163. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
    I have been starting Tim Anderson while Addison Russell has been sucking on my bench. Wondering if Didi Gregorious is a better play for a while, or at least until he goes cold. So drop Tim Anderson to start Didi Gregorious?

    Also, when is it time to say when on Russell in your opinion?

    Thoughts? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, start Didi, drop Anderson… Prolly time to look elsewhere on Addison

  164. jon says:
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    Ya ya boring Catcher questions:

    I have Wieters, should i drop for Wilson Ramos as he will be DH so play in more games

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  165. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. who do you like for my last sp slot?

    nola – @ atl, @ stl
    maeda – vs cin

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither, Nola

  166. RicoSuave says:
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    hey Grey,

    16 team H2H points league…

    Odubel Herrera or Renfroe?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odubel

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

        • RicoSuave says:
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          @RicoSuave:

          do I start Odubel 4 games @ ATL and 3 games @ STL or
          Bellinger 3 games Vs WAS and 3 games Vs CIN.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Bellinger

  167. Mike says:
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    Altherr or Schebler ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schebler

  168. KarlJ says:
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    Thoughts on Jimmy Nelson?- Still a streamer or potential breakout year? His peripherals look pretty good now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d own him in deeper than 12 team leagues

  169. Five-On-One says:
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    Any concerns regarding a deGrom injury or his recent performance? Would a trade of Odor and Moncada for deGrom (12-team, 5×5, redraft league) be fair? Which side you prefer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really? It’s all I’ve talked about with deGrom for the last 18 months

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Grey: So, Odor and Moncada (one awful and one unproven) too much to give up for deGrom?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair

  170. Jason Murray says:
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    Conforto for two games (Gee and Darvish) or Benintendi for three games (Tanaka, Sabathia, and Pineda)? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi

  171. Cohen says:
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    Grey, SON doesnt like Maneaa vs Tor that much. Would u start him in a 12 team?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  172. jon says:
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    salazar and maeda for Archer in a 10 team keeper roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer

  173. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Vegas has the Nats expected runs at 3.72 tonight v. Ryu – I didn’t even consider Ryu as a streamer today

    I’ve had some good success so far combining the Expected Runs data with SON, but this one was a shocker. I don’t think Ryu can hold the Nats below 4 runs tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu is listed on SON as 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, seems about right, Dodger Stadium plays to pitchers

  174. daze says:
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    Hey Grey
    Good stuff. Except on Cozart. I hope you didn’t just give him the kiss of death.
    I know Piscotty hit a dinger last night and has been walking a lot.
    He maybe heating up so this is maybe me being ansy to make a move
    Would you drop Piscotty for JBJ
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want JBJ

  175. Jack says:
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    Think the regression fairies have finally caught up to D. Holland? Safe to drop for a streamer spot, or hold for one more try? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  176. Jack says:
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    Hold Pujols for the ribeyes, or safe to drop and grab Rosario. My SS position sucks. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea what Pujols has to do with your SS position, but I’d hold Pujols

  177. smegma says:
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    Have Calhoun and Renfroe starting at OF…drop either or both for Adam Jones and Braun (I’d bench till healthy and put on the DL spot within 2 weeks). H2H points league favors power with no penalty for k’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both

  178. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
    Which two would you roster for utility bat?
    Josh Bell, Adam Frazier, ODB, Matt Adams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ODB, Adams

      • bobbo says:
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        @Grey:
        In that order? And if you had to drop one of Frazier or bell to pick them up, who would it be? I want to keep one move in reserve for the week and can’t do both. Lol, I obviously had the wrong two rostered!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Frazier for ODB

  179. Luke says:
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    Would you drop Broxton for Domingo Santana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  180. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Yeah so…I’m good with the finale.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, solid, right?

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Yeah I’m at peace with it. Which seems fitting considering. Something about that show, I absolutely loved it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed, plus Coon naked for 5 mins straight

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: How weird is it that I saw her naked and thought of you? Ha!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hahaha… and I thought of you, weird!

  181. Trailor park Boy in ny says:
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    Should I drop ed rod for who? Blach, Kelley, Hoffman, Biagini, Straily, Skugland.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Biagni

  182. Hugman says:
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    Fuuuuudge, I have so many DL/Stashes, but I HAVE to hold Segura through this, don’t I?
    Now, Bour is day to day… Why can’t I have nice things?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hold

  183. Jurickson BROfar says:
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    Worst player on the best team: The Last Star Fighter.

    Awesome movie. Earth was their last option. EARTH WINS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I think we’re going with Most Fallible Player

      • nick the smooth dick says:
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        @Grey: Say what?!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

          • nick the smooth dick says:
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            @Grey: Nice! I’ve had a couple okay ones over the years but sometime like last year had one for something, can’t remember what it was even about, that I thought was the best of the bunch but didn’t make it. Vindication!…Now if I can just start watching The Leftovers to get my life right apparently. Coon naked for many minutes?! Say what x2!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It puts the poon in–Okay, I’m gonna stop

              • nick the smooth dick says:
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                @Grey: Say no mhore…

  184. Jurickson BROfar says:
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    Worst player on the best team: Sigourney Weaver.

    Thanks Hollywood. This is the hot woman we have to look at in Alien?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  185. lwomack58 says:
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    Franco or Bregman ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman

  186. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Nova or Kendrys in a vacuum?

    Nova or Alonso? (I like Alonso more than Kendrys, but Alonso may not be available).

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nova, Nova

  187. Jurickson BROfar says:
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    Worst player on the best team: Lena Dunham.

    Cool HBO. I wish the nude scene warning came with a warning that it was Lena Dunham who was getting nude for EVERY Girls episode. Sigh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Funny

  188. Bosox says:
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    Drop peraza to stash Rosario?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  189. jon says:
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    10 team keeper- roto

    Get Mazara for Piscotty and Maeda or Salazar? too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maeda or Salazar

      • jon says:
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        @Grey:

        Mazara will be that much better than Piscotty long term eh

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like him better, yes

  190. Mike says:
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    Choose one ROS: Villar, Yasmani Tomas or Kepler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  191. Grey says:
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    1. Conforto or Dickerson ROS?

    2. Conforto or Dickerson next 3 years?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto…Conforto

  192. Ritchie Rich says:
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    OBP league

    Machado, Severino
    for
    Xander, Dickerson, Archer, Robbie Ray, Duvall

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

      • Ritchie Rich says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! Same league, thinking about NEXT year:

        Stanton and Archer
        for
        Conforto and McCullers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stanton

  193. Arch says:
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    Tailon or Walker or not point in rostering either 12 team 9×9 league starting pitching kinda sucks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, you can roster Taillon if you have room

  194. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    some brain damaged soul dropped desmond in 20 team h2h with hits/slugging/OPS/total bases/BB’s/holds/QS
    C flowers
    1B mauer
    2B jose ram
    SS villar
    3B franco
    OF (3) stanton/gardner/kepler
    util (1) morales (1B/OF)
    BN rasmus (does well when he plays against righties, but sooo many damn LP in AL east)
    DL freeman/semien
    i’ve over the year waivered morales and ryu recently so likely my low ass waiver doesn’t get this done, but if it did who’s the drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rasmus

  195. Dommattingly says:
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    Baez or Todd Frazier ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  196. dtbran says:
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    Thoughts on daily league (in espn one), better strategy to have more bench bats or pitching?
    And with that said, drop Maeda or Ed Rod to pick up Odubel or hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ed-Rod

  197. Brett says:
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    Odubell Herrera or Ian happ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odubel

  198. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    ROS Owings or Peraza?

    • William Hung says:
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      @ebudz: Peraza

      why did you include the pitching stats if you are asking about batters?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  199. lwomack58 says:
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    Hoffman @ C.Cubs or Montgomery vs Balt. Son like Mont. better. Who would you start

    • William Hung says:
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      @lwomack58: In SON we trust

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mont.

  200. William Hung says:
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    Do you share Mike’s optimism in Jaime Garcia? That K/9 and BB/9 is pretty meh. On the positive side he does face some bad teams this week, but I’m taking the opposing opinion and rolling Nola out tomorrow so I hope I’m right there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who’s Mike? I’m streaming Garcia tomorrow in a 12 teamer

  201. los locos says:
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    Grey, busy day. Finally got to this article today.,

    10 team keeper league OBP HR/RBI/R/SB
    This week lineup.

    Grandal
    Hosmer
    LeMie
    Arenado
    Seager C
    Bradley JR
    Jones A
    Conforto
    Bellinger

    Bench
    Duda
    Travis D
    Moncada
    Marte SUS
    Polanco
    Morales
    DL Freeman

    Drop any guys above for… Alonso, Herrera, Choo Franco, Kiermier and Schoop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odubel over Travis, play him over Jones

  202. Chris says:
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    In a points league where quality pitching is at a premium is Eduardo Rodriguez worth holding on to? Probably back end of july at earliest and our playoffs start in August. Worth holding on to or cut?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold if you can

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Though, he is likely done for year

  203. Crime Dog says:
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    Redraft league. Darvish and bregman for trout which side? Is it close?

  204. JC says:
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    Archer and Manaea for Nova and Verlander?
    Archer, Manaea and Wade Davis for Verlander, Nova and Pujols?
    Which side do you favor in each…even if Manaea turns out to be a streamer.

  205. Scuffy McGee says:
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    ODB isn’t worth owning over Trumbo is he? Have Conforto, Judge, Duvall as well (11 tm keeper)

  206. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    aaron Hicks or Odubel herrera ros OPS league?

  207. William Hung says:
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    Herrera with the Kazaam!

  208. Fausto says:
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    10tm Head to Head
    most SB ROS Buxton, Broxton, Motter. Beckham T.Anderson, or Maybin Who you taking?

  209. TheRealAdamKing says:
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    Need thoughts on a trade offer.

    Dynasty league. 5×5 OBP and QS

    Receive Urias, Odor, Jake Bauers
    Give: Duffy, Dahl, Eloy Jimenez

  210. hal_incandenza says:
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    Worst player, best team: Dan Aykroyd

  211. Steamer makes this seam pretty clear cut for ROS, your take:

    Judge/Kipnis OR Odor/Jansen

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