“I want to recreate the Pequot War of 1636, but I don’t want to use ordinary weapons, instead I want to use diarrhea.”  “How would that work, Matt Moore?”  “I’m thinking whenever I see an Indian, I throw crap.  Then instead of Pocahontas, I can scream, ‘Poke-a-hot-ass,’ but rather than it be traditionally offensive, it can mean the stream of hot ass I’m throwing.”  “Feels a little performance arty.”  Instead of listening to his agent, Matt Moore (4 IP, 10 ER), went ahead with his revolutionary war.  Finally, Edwin Encarnacion (3-for-5, 6 RBIs, and his 7th, 8th and 9th homers) showed up.  “I told you not to put my name on a tag on my foot.”  That’s Edwin showing signs of life.  Might still be able to buy him low due to his sub-Mendoza batting average (.191), but I’d buy fast, because he could go on a 17+ homers in a month power spree.  Also, in this game, Jason Kipnis (2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer) said, “JK still playing baseball, not JK as in just kidding, but my initials.  In case, ya know, you thought otherwise.”  I have little to no love for Kipnis, this was against one of the worst pitchers in baseball, and means little.  “I’m not a bad pitcher, I’m a terrible historical recreator!”  That’s Matt Moore.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Corey Kluber – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, ERA at 2.41, WHIP at 0.78.  Thankfully, he didn’t pitch to the score.

Elvis Andrus – Unlikely to return before June.  Okay, but when’s June due to return?

Nomar Mazara – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Mezzuzah!

Joey Gallo – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  As Spring Training Narratives (capped!) go, Gallo cutting his Ks seems to have withstood the test of time (a whole month!).  And, uh, he’s still a .225 hitter.

Will Smith – Activated from the DL.  Good, whatever gets him to stop making terrible Netflix films.

Johnny Cueto – Will receive multiple opinions on his elbow with one opinion coming from Dr. James Andrews.  I already know what his opinion will be, “I need a new yacht with some hoochies, so let’s slice that ‘bow!”

Nick Hundley – 4-for-5, 4 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in his last three games.  Too bad the Giants have that other scrub catcher stealing at-bats from him.

Jacob deGrom – Bad news on Jacob deGrom is he left the game with a hyperextended elbow. The good news is he’s halfway to a great Inspector Gadget costume.  This type of injury usually sidelines a pitcher for about four to six weeks, but obviously everyone’s different.  I’m sure with the Mets trainers looking after him, he’ll be out until 2019.

Johan Camargo – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .316.  Also, in this game, Ryan Flaherty hit his 2nd homer.  Will be fun when Jose Bautista comes back and Braves fans long for the days of the blahtoon of Ryan Flaherty and Camargo — Joyan Flamargo?

Ender Inciarte – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .282.  I love Ender, but the Braves are so stacked, Ender hitting ninth is actually the right move.  Yo, baseball GMs, study how the Braves rebuilt.

Sean Newcomb – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  Since this is Newcomb, wanna flip your wig?  His ERA is with neutral luck and a 10.9 K/9.  Yummers!

Fernando Romero – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, and 7 baserunners, 5 Ks in his debut.  Slider looked pretty legit.  Okay, very legit.  Cutting, biting action that tied up hitters like he was BTK.  Doode also had very little idea where the ball was going more often than not.  Almost surely will roofie you at some point.  Podcast Ralph and I talk about him on the podcast, that we’ve been been struggling to post due to recording issues.  We’re hoping to salvage it and get it up today.

Eddie Rosario – 2-for-4 and a slam (5) and legs (3), hitting .253.  He’s on pace for 31 HRs and 19 SBs, and that was with a pee-poor couple week stretch.  Please drop him more, you are only energizing him and me!  We feel alive!

Marcus Stroman – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 7.52.  Woof.  Easily best he’s looked this year by a stretch.  Sorry, short joke.  I said not to draft Stroman, wouldn’t own him until now, but if it’s a matter of picking him up off waivers, I’m cyclops’ing.

Kevin Pillar – 2-for-3, and a 7-game hitting streak, hitting .324 on the year.  So fresh, so schmotato.

Aaron Nola – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.17, WHIP at 0.92.  Isn’t it weird how in the preseason you swore to God you needed a top starter?  You didn’t think you could get by without Kershaw, deGrom, etc., but then a month into the season, you’re like, “I’m totally fine with Nola, Bauer and Newcomb.” I wish I could bottle that feeling for everyone and give it to them every March.  I don’t know if you remember this, but I had a league where someone drafted Scherzer, Bumgarner and Verlander with their 1st three picks.  That team is in 9th; I’m in first.

Cesar Hernandez – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  Cesar said, “I’ll take that ball toga!”

Jordan Montgomery – Could miss two months.  Or better yet, his season is half full!

Luis Severino – 9 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.11, WHIP at 0.85.  This pulls the Yankees even in the ALCS.  Tomorrow’s game will feature Tanaka vs. McCullers and we’ll have more inane chatter from John Kruk.  See you then!

Giancarlo Stanton – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homer.  “So, you’re a psychic who tells me my deepest, darkest fantasy?  That sounds interesting.”  *places hands, palms up in psychic’s hands*  The psychic begins, “You’re in a…Looks like a gym locker room shower…and you’re carrying a large satchel filled with something…You’re shaking out the satchel and thousands of bars of soap are falling out.  Wait, there’s another person there and their skin is airbrushed with the number 27.” The psychic pushes away, “You’re sick.”

Luis Castillo – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 7.01.  Better!  No, not all the way there, but one walk vs. seven Ks is exactly what we want to see.  Baby steps, Bob, baby steps.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – Sounds headed to the DL with a below-the-belt type injury.  The Dodgers’ bus should’ve never stopped at that crosswalk for that clowder of black cats.

Zack Godley – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (3 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 3.41.  So far, better than Goldy.  With pitching and hitting.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Kris Bryant – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  Bryant and Rizzo have 6 homers combined, or the same as Mookie Betts hit in two games.

Yu Darvish – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.00.  He’s about as dependable as a junky car from the 80’s–Oh, man, I just realized!  Yu is short for Yugo.  “One thing I always said, you cannot go wrong buying a car from a country that is no longer in existence,” said no one ever.  “I named my kids Sara and Jefe after Sarajevo, because I conceived them in my Yugo,” said at least one of your parents.  Don’t lie.  Any hoo!  Darvish’s velocity isn’t awful, his command is, and I think this might be a mechanics problem.  Just like a Yugo!

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-6, 5 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homer, hitting .320.  We’re going to find our way out of this deserted ghost town of zombies that are hunting us, because I have this map.  Now, just let me put it down for a second by this open window–NOOOOOOO!!!  Torenado!!!

Chris Iannetta – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  No lie, I’ve dropped him for two of his three homers, then picked him up for an 0-for-week’s worth of stats.  Sonavadrop!

Trevor Story – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .235.  He must’ve slumped for a few there, huh?  I thought he was hitting closer to .255.  Okay, this is my inner monologue.  I need a nap.  *closes eyes, claps hands 3 seconds later*  I’m back, snitches!

Tyler Anderson – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.78.  Hmm, need to take a new look at him.  His Ks are way up (10 K/9), his walks are bonkers too (4.3 BB/9) and his velocity is down.  I’m pregunta’ing whether to trust him in away games, but I sure as heckfire don’t trust him at home, and at home (3.36 ERA in 131 1/3 IP) is where he’s been much better, so where does that leave us?  Not to answer, but to simply move on.

Mookie Betts – 4-for-4, and his 9th, 10th and 11th homers, hitting .365.  Yo, what’s he trying to do, the best 140 games played ever?  Ted Williams’ Frozen Head is even getting hot under the collar.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .343.  Not having a bad few games after I said to sell him.  *slowly walks out of room, dodges thrown tomato*  All kidding aside, he’s still not a .340 hitter, has played a full season once in his career, his Ks are up and walks are down.  Still not saying to sell him for anything below where I ranked him, but if you can do better.

Drew Pomeranz – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 6.14.  Better.  Dot dot dot.  Marginally.  Was against the Royals, and I wonder if Pomeranz is dealing with the same forearm issues as in the spring.

Cheslor Cuthbert – 2-for-3 and his 3rd homer.  Rudy started Cuthbert in one weekly league, due to the Hitter-Tron.  Rudy’s also looking at toasters in weird ways because of the Hitter-Tron, so there ya go.

Blake Snell – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.55, WHIP at 0.94 vs. Michael Fulmer – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.80, WHIP at 1.27.  This matchup was billed as, “Two Guys Grey Liked In The Preseason.”  Pretty niche billing with demographics of 99.9% male and 100% who have snuck out of a family function to watch baseball at a hotel bar.

Lucas Giolito – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 7.03.  I watched the majority of this game, and Giolito must’ve thrown 80% yakkers and the Cards hitters swung hard and pulled off of each one.  I was screaming at my iPad for them to stop trying to do so much and just go the other way.  Up until this start, his peripherals were about as ugly as they come (3.9 K/9, 7.4 BB/9).  Actually, they still are.

Dexter Fowler – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .170.  “Not sure how long until the morgue truck gets here, let’s just put the body in the ice cream truck and–Wait, I think he’s alive!”   For what it’s worth, Fangraphs lists this as Fowler’s 4th homer, but first hit of the season.

Carlos Martinez – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.40, WHIP at 1.04, and pitchslapped Giolito.  ‘Member when people were scared about drafting him?  Then they were puffing out their chest after his first bad start, writing up narratives and trying to find the perfect emoji to tack on to their hot takes?  Where are those people now?

Mike Trout – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 11th homer.  Trout’s homers are like all my teenage sexual experiences.  Solo.

Justin Upton – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .229.  Also, in this game, Albert Pujols (2-for-4, hitting .248) hit his 6th homer.  Upton and Pujols have near-identical lines so far, and Pujols is old enough to be Upton’s dad, but then I guess he’d be Melvin Upton Sr.?

Andrew Heaney – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 5.31.  He was a Stream-o-Nator darling yesterday, because SON loves Angel Stadium and vs. the Orioles.

Dylan Bundy – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.76.  You might hear some stuff on the podcast today about Bundy.  Yeah, ignore that.

Ryon Healy – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, and 4th homer in four games.  If you leave your password in the comments, I will log into your team and pick him up for you.

James Paxton – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 16 Ks, ERA at 4.19.  Okay, obviously if you want a lede at Razzball, you need to hit five homers in a game or strike out 20+ batters.  I mean, what in the holy eff is going on in baseball?  It’s like a carnival game put on by Nolan Ryan in his prime against Reggie Jackson in his prime.  You either strikeout or you homer.  If someone singles, I swear to you, it’s not gonna pretty!  Don’t let me see no singles!  Any hoo!  James Paxton clearly had his hat on with a mullet to simulate Randy Johnson.  Murray Chass said, “Yeah, but did he get a win?  No?  He sucks.”  Anyway, here’s what else I saw–Wait, I did that already.

Jed Lowrie – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Your best pickup of the season is Jed Lowrie is either a great thing for Lowrie, or an indictment of how bad your team is doing.

Mark Canha – 3-for-4 and his 5th homer.  Still hot, still schmotatoing.

Brett Anderson – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.84.  Look at B.A. Brokeass doing his best “no-look-Streamer pass.”

Jung-ho Kang – Reported to the Pirates’ spring training complex in Florida.  And reported back, “The daqs at Hooters are da bomb dot gov.”

Francisco Cervelli – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .310.  Just think, you could’ve had him 478 picks after Buster Posey.

Matt Adams – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and his 3rd homer in two days.  Oh, it’ll stop.  It always does.  But you can still own him while you wait for him to cool off.

Bryce Harper – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (10) and legs (4).  Meh, just a 50/20 pace.  Kemp could do that in his dreams!

Adam Eaton – Wearing a walking boot.  Why do I feel like we’re a week away from hearing Eaton’s sporting a body cast?

Daniel Murphy – Still can’t run without pain.  “Is body cast one word or two?”  “Two.”  “Okay, how’s this sound, looking for a doctor to put two people in same body cast.  Needs to be flexible enough to cheer on teammates.”  That’s Daniel Murphy and Eaton putting together a classified ad.

  1. SallyCips says:
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    I feel like I need to cut the cord on Ian Happ. Kid isn’t getting enough playing time to get it together and the Cubs are off today. Good day to grab a schmotato like Soler, E. Escobar, or uninteresting Kipnis. Thoughts?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @SallyCips: At this point, sure, grab a schmotato and roll with it. Pick someone else up when the get hot. Not worth it for Happ at this point.

      • SallyCips says:
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        @Grey: Done deal. Thanks!

  2. CrazyJ says:
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    I noticed quite a few teams ditching Gregory Polanco, so I’m looking at ditching Conforto. Anything they know that I don’t? Mancini seems to have been ditched by opposing managers too… sweet!

    • Scuffy McGee says:
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      @CrazyJ: Piggybacking on this, would you drop Mancini for E Rosario, Grey? Newcomb a must-add, if available?

      Thanks! Loved your question about June and when it’s due back!!

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Scuffy McGee: Or drop Teoscar for E Rosario? So would you add E Rosario over Mancini or Teoscar? Or nah?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Scuffy McGee: Thanks! Rosario over Teoscar — I’d add Newcomb

        • Scuffy McGee says:
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          @Grey: Thanks! Newcomb over Folty?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Flip a coin really, prolly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CrazyJ: Because they end in vowels?

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Grey: Has to be it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Has to be it!

  3. BirdMan says:
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    Soroka or Buehler ROS? Who do you think projects out best for strikeouts?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @BirdMan: Just strikeouts? Buehler, but its anybody’s guess how many games each start. Buehler is the obviously the first call up and could stick. Soroka is probably the same, but either team could stick with their aging, less good veteran for any number of games. ATL also has several prospects that can fill a void, whereas Buehler is pretty much the top guy for sure in LA.

  4. Oscar Melendez says:
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    10 team h2h points would you drop belt, Gardner, or Adam Jones for deshiz or hold?

  5. Gener says:
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    Torenado, concienda il ma pweeb
    Torenado, ah, he rules the laws of speed
    Torenado, he’s a bull of a machine
    Torenado, beauty like I’ve never seen!

    • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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      @Gener: Haha! Brownest post ever!

  6. Bas says:
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    Sir Grey!

    I want to trade C. Seager in my keeper league (12 team 5×5) for some depth.
    I would trade Zunino, Bedrosian and Seager for Giles, Peralta and Santana.
    Or I can try to get Peralta and Kimbrell for my package.
    I have 3 closers but I recon I can always flip 1of them for other help.
    If Peralta and Kimbrell are a no go for the other owner would you do the 3 for 3?

    Thanks Grey!

    Best,
    Bas from Holland

    • Packers says:
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      @Bas: What Santana Bas?

      • Bas says:
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        @Packers:
        ugh, Carlos it is. But I first try Kimbrel/Peralta. Thanks for the help

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Bas: Which Santana. Regardless, if you can get Peralta and Kimbrell I would definitely do that.

      • Bas says:
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        @b the esq.: It is Carlos, but I will try for Kimbrell/Peralta set

        Thanks for the help,

        Bas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bas: Agree with others

  7. Cheese says:
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    Trade Segura for Darvish in an OBP league?

    Have Trea as SS, Segura in utility

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cheese: I think you can do better, but it’s fair

  8. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Great write-up!

    a. Two of my pitchers got early hooks – you guessed ’em – DeGrom (in my H2H points league, weekly lock) and Ryu (in both my RCL and H2H points league, weekly lock). Fortunately, I didn’t start Ryu in my H2H matchup. DeGrom was good for the 4 INN he pitched. On a bright note, in my H2H league they now have 2 DL slots so if it’s 4-6 weeks for DeGrom I’ll slot him in. If it’s 4-6 months, well we can say we always had that weekend in Montauk.

    b. When Ryu was diagnosed with a left groin strain, I immediately had a right groin strain.

    c. Mark Twain quote of the day for May 3

    If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • fletch f. fletch says:
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      @Ante GALIC: I come here for Grey’s advice. A very close second is your Mark Twain quotes. I’m headed to the library today to get a Twain novel. Thanks for that Ante.

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @fletch f. fletch: My pleasure, man!

        Visit gutenberg.org to read all of his works for free.

        Cheers,
        Ante

  9. EZ says:
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    To stream on Saturday. Tyler Mahle vs. Miami or Jake Faria vs. Toronto?

  10. Aksum says:
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    Sean Newcomb or Fernando Romero?
    Thx much!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Aksum: Newk

      • Aksum says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: my lean too, thx y’all

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          np

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    Awesome write up

    Rest of season… can you rank all of these guys so I know how to set waivers in a very limited pickup league?

    Teoscar, Franchy, canha, cron, Healy

    Thanks!

    • Isabella says:
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      @Isabella:

      Could you add Domingo Santana to that list?

      Waivers are very competitive so I was hoping that you could rank all of them =)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Isabella: Domingo, Cron, Healy, Teoscar

  12. Patrick says:
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    Would you drop Erod, Pomeranz, or Wacha to pick up
    Aaron Sanchez and/or Luis Castillo? Thanks!!

  13. Cubjet says:
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    Eduardo Escobar or Maikel Franco?

    Thanks in advance

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Cubjet: Eduardo

  14. LG Baseball says:
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    Awesome write-up Grey!

    Want to confirm my last couple bench spots for both bats and arms versus what’s available on the wire. Let me know if you see any swaps. Looking for the best ROS player and not trying to fill any specific categories.

    Bats: I have DeShizz and available FAs are: Belt, Leonys, Peraza, M. Taylor, ODB

    Arms: I have Pivetta, J.Gray and J.A. Happ and available FAs are: Newcomb, Folty, Mikolas, Faria, Gausman

    Thanks!
    LG

    • b the esq. says:
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      @LG Baseball: Stick with DeShizz. For now I think you hold on SP as well as long as Happ is pitching this well. Honestly, if any of the 3 you have start to slip, sounds like there are legit options on waivers at any time. Faria, Newk, Folty being my top 3 of what you listed.

  15. Smoooth jimmy says:
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    Trout – bahahahahajahaha

    Dickerson or Rosario?

  16. coacher says:
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    MY OF Acuna, Brinson, LoCain, Piscotty AND TROUT.

    AVAILABLE: Dahl, Hanson, H.Perez, K.Calhoun, Altherr, Joc Pederson, T.Naquin, Canha, Descalso, L.Garcia, G.Parra.

    Brinson for Canha or someone else?

    • Packers says:
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      @coacher: Dahl- Joc

    • batflix says:
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      @coacher: I’d drop Brinson for Dahl.. I’d probably drop Piscotty for Canha as well
      and I will admit I had no idea who Hanson was until I looked it up, but now I’m cyclopsing him for SAGNOF

      • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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        @batflix: Alen Hanson and his bro Alec Hansen used to be in a pop group known for the tune Mmmm Bop

    • b the esq. says:
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      @coacher: Clearly, you drop Trout for Dahl….just so much upside! Or, perhaps it is wiser to drop Brinson….I would lean Dahl rather than Canha, probably Calhoun instead of Canha also.

      • coacher says:
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        @b the esq.: Thanks I think I’ll give this Trout guy a longer leash. He has upside, also.

        I put in a WW claim on Dahl. We’ll see. I’m shopping Piscotty and Brinson.

        Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @coacher: Piscotty, Brinson — Dahl, Joc

  17. ozzie albies' helmet says:
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    Christian Villanueva or Nomar Mazara ROS?

  18. Mike says:
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    Should ozzie albies owners look to sell high? I’ve been pondering packing him with thor ot Verlander for a judge or m ookie trade.

    Not sure if I’m aiming too high but ozzie’s stock is soaring.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Mike: If you aim for the stars you might miss but still hit the moon…or something like that….If you can get Mookie for Albies and something I would do it, but giving up Verlander or Thor would be difficult unless your pitching staff is pretty awesome.

      • Mike says:
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        @b the esq.: thankfully, I’m stacked at pitching, thor, clayton, Verlander, madbum, Paxton. I’ve also snagged solid dudes off waivers.

        10 team, 4 player keeper, h2h. I’ve got decent offense but never hurts to try and beef it up.

    • Joseph Quadres says:
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      @Mike: I mean, you don’t lose anything by trying.

      But Ozzie & either of those guys not enough to get Mookie from me. And, though I don’t own Judge, I feel like everyone who does loves him.

      Maybe one of the corner guys is a target? Freeman? Bryant? Rizzo or Votto?

    • Willy Mo says:
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      @Mike: with whats going on in houston i cant imagine trading verlander, hes in a league of his own. keep him.

      i also doubt highly that noah takes the ball every 5th day all season.

      if you could swing noah and albies for betts thats solid

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: I’d take Mookie, don’t think this is that much of a slam dunk

  19. Roma pizza stuart Florida says:
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    Asking for a friend…… it’s a keeper league and a free agent pick up is worth as a 25th until the end off time soooooooooo I/he was wondering is it stupid to hold Vlad Jr now until his call up is it a little too early or if I have the spot for it why not

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    H2H Yahoo 5×5, 12 team

    Are we still hanging on to Luke Weaver?
    on waivers:
    Taillon, Sonny Gray, Alphabet Soup, Tyler Chatwood, Faria, Devenski, David Robertson
    or hold?
    Thanks!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Hepcat13: Hold, although I would find someone else to drop for Tailon. Depending on your RPs, I would also find a way to get Devo on your team.

      • Hepcat13 says:
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        @b the esq.: Thanks! Drop Greene for Devenski?

      • Hepcat13 says:
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        @Grey: Drop Greene for Devenski?

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  21. Happyharry says:
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    Hey Grey, 12 team, H2H, 6×6…

    1) Who do you DROP here? Stroman or Pomeranz.

    2) Drop both to pickup Soroka?

    Thanks Man!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Happyharry: Drop Pom. Why do you have to drop 2 to get Soroka?

      • Happyharry says:
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        @b the esq.: Still have Pom on DL. Probably drop outright…You think Stroman over Soroka.
        Thanks for your response!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Happyharry: Is Soroka staying up? I’d want him over Stroman if he is…You can drop Pom

  22. Alex says:
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    Drop Pom or Reynaldo for beuhler or hold?

    Watched Poms start yesterday. Velocity sitting at 88-89 most of time, curve is still effective. He hit 92 like once

  23. Tom says:
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    Ted Williams’ Frozen Head is even getting hot under the collar…Brilliant stuff Grey had a good morning laugh, Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: Thanks!

  24. JC says:
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    Please rank
    Newcomb, Gibson and Tyson Ross

    • b the esq. says:
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      @JC: Newk, Ross, Gibson

      • JC says:
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        Please add one more. Rank
        Buehler, Newcomb, Ross Gibson
        Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC: Newk, Gibson

  25. Cable says:
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    With Ryu down is Buehler next man up ?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Cable: Sounds like Buehler is pitching tomorrow, so….yup.

  26. Jon Anglemyer says:
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    Made my day that you used ‘clowder’. Fantastic.

  27. JC says:
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    Drop Villanueva or Conforto for Rosario?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC: Villa — Rosario

  28. Cohen says:
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    Which streamer do u like more tomorrow? Both at home
    Wheeler vs Col
    Luchessi vs Dodgers
    SON likes both starts

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Cohen: Cool Hand Luchessi

  29. Matt says:
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    Standard 5×5 keeper league…my 1st baseman are Alonso and Olsen, OF is Acuna, K. Davis, T. Hernandez, Dahl and Brantley.

    Was offered Hoskins for my Acuna. (They have same keeper price). Thoughts?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Matt: ooh, things just got interesting! That’s a really close call. Could be your personal preference, honestly. I think I go Hoskins, but I don’t think there’s a wrong answer there. Would be hard to argue against the Acuna side also.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Agree with b

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

    1) Sooo I’m on the fence now.. Ryan Zimmerman or Ryon Healy?

    C: Yasmani Grandal
    1B: Ryan Zimmerman
    2B: Cesar Hernandez
    3B: Matt Chapman
    SS: Francisco Lindor
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Mitch Haniger
    OF: Eddie Rosario
    UTL: Marcus Semien
    Bench: Franchy Cordero
    DL: Jake Lamb
    DL: Wil Myers

    P: Clayton Kershaw
    P: Max Scherzer
    P: Sean Manaea
    P: Hector Neris
    P: Hunter Strickland
    SP: Mike Foltynewicz
    SP: Miles Mikolas
    Bench: Blake Snell
    Bench: Michael Wacha
    Bench: Tyler Mahle

    Thanks as always!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Savoy Special: Better days are ahead for Zim, he is hitting the ball hard, results just arent there. I think you keep rolling with him for a bit. At some point the small sample size argument goes away, but its May 3 and he Zim doesnt usually start hot.

      • Savoy Special says:
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        @b the esq.: I actually just dropped Josh Bell for Zim. Zim will positively regress back to a more “normal” batting average with a current BABIP of .195 and a career BABIP of .310. but he IS 33 turning 34 now.

        Healy is 26 and might be trending very upward with the magical age 27 coming up.

        I actually just need a stopgap until Wil Myers comes off the DL but Healy’s got nice swing mechanics and is younger.

      • Savoy Special says:
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        @b the esq.: wait HOLD, Zim is 4/6 with a HR against Pivetta, 4/9 with a HR against Velasquez. T Williams is pretty hittable (no offense Grey, I know he’s your boy) and Arrieta just got lit up by the Marlins. if Healy is still on waivers on Monday, I’ll evaluate again then.

  31. Packers says:
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    How do I find a weekly Monday thru Friday hitter chart similar to the SP chart? I click on Tools then what is my next step? Thank you.

  32. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Do we trust Trevor Williams enough to start him on the road vs. WAS or listen to SON and keep him on the bench?

  33. MJ says:
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    In a standard points league, L. Castillo, J. Faria or N. Pivetta for ROS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MJ: Pivetta, Castillo

  34. Happyharry says:
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    Grey,
    Looking to package a trade for Bryant, I have to many infielders. Which one of these do I look to ADD to the deal to acquire KB?

    Rendon, Bogaerts, Bregman, or C.Taylor ?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Happyharry: If you can get Bryant for any 2 of those, I think I would do it. Ideally, you would keep Rendon. Bregman and Taylor would be a good deal for you, but I don’t know if Bryant owner would be interested.

  35. Cram It says:
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    I heard on the radio yesterday that for the first time in baseball history there were more strikeouts than hits in a month and it was by like 300 strikeouts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Yeah, I mentioned that earlier this week, crazy

  36. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    Castillo could have had 0 walks, but they threw him back out in the 7th with 100 PC presumably until the first batter reached so he could try to get a win. First batter was a walk, and his night was done.

    • Willy Mo says:
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      @Fungazi 2.0: yep that was weird. loved what I saw from castillo. lots of the hits were grounders . a little help from his defense and he goes 7 or 8 innings yesterday easy

  37. Sammy Sosa Fan Club says:
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    How would you rank Wacha, Folty, Newcomb, and Buehler ROS? 12 team, redraft. Thanks!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Sammy Sosa Fan Club: Newk, Folty, Wacha and Buehler at the moment. If we know Ferris is staying up and isnt on the shuttle back and forth to the minors, I put him behind Newk.

  38. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft

    Drop Greg Holland?

    Ed Rosario or Healy as my bench bat?

    thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      @ryanoger: Healy is not 31/19 capable.

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Cram It:

        Any thoughts about Holland Cram? Waste of space on my team thus far…lose him?

        • Cram It says:
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          @ryanoger: He’s not getting the closer gig any time soon, though he could at SOME point. But I think you have to be pretty desperate for saves to roster him until that time comes.

          • ryanoger says:
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            @Cram It:

            Thanks man…needed that push

  39. b the esq. says:
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    Garrett Richards at SEA or Walker Buehler at SD? SoN doesnt have Buehler listed but likes Richards start…….hard not go with the young rookie in San Diego?

      • b the esq. says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  40. armcurls says:
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    Gomes or Ianetta?

  41. KeeblerMN says:
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    This write up was pure awesomeness!
    I had multiple laugh out loud moments and want to thank you for that!
    The Trout comment has me looking forward to the movie this month that could also be about my teenage sexual experiences. Solo.
    My password for you to pick up Healy for me is:
    StantonShowerScene1!

    Thanks Grey!

  42. NJW says:
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    Paxton’s outing is the perfect example of why Wins are a terrible fantasy stat, 7 shutout innings with 16 Ks and gets nothing in that column…

    On another Paxton related note, if i set an over/under of 3.5 starts left until his DL trip, which side would you take? Since he has inspired this much hope with last night’s start, I think I’m siding with the under but praying I’m wrong.

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      @NJW: I’ll take under too. 7 May starts total in 5 seasons.

  43. Slowmez says:
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    Best 1B to take a flier on? Cron, Moreland or Adams?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Slowmez: Cron..most playing time. But Moreland will be better on a per game basis, he is just stuck on the wrong side of a platoon.

  44. Prettaaay, Prettaaay, Prettaaay, Pretty Good says:
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    Grey,

    SON hates Trevor Williams start today @Nationals. I get that in general, but SON seems to hate all of Williams starts and yet he has a 2.29 ERA. Is this because SON does not have enough history on him, or is this truly a run for the hills situation? (Not to be confused with a Hills Have Eyes situation, which would be much worse)

  45. Paul says:
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    Is willie Calhoun a strong Hold? I’ve been waiting for the May 4th date so he can gain an extra year of service time… and I’ve been watching his games in LF, he is good enough to come up to the MLB now and he doesn’t have any errors so far in AAA, so why is he so bad. I understand his bat isn’t the best and he isn’t hitting for XBH but he is hitting almost every day but only going 1/4 so he has a little below .250 average but ya pretty low. They should still call him up.
    Is this talk that they didn’t know the date and the GM says he still isn’t ready just talk so people don’t give him shit about holding him down during all he Texas injuries. He was good enough to come up at the end of last year.

    When do you think calhoun comes up? Soon within this week or am I going to have to wait another month because then I may have to drop him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: I’d hold him if I had room, prolly up in June

  46. Lipson says:
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    Grey, Yu, what do?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Lipson: Hold. If he has a couple good games in a row look to deal him.

  47. Nitro says:
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    10 team HTH Keeper League:

    If I were to attempt to trade Yu, what should I be looking for?

    Mazara too low?
    Judge too high?

    Thanks Grey

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Nitro: Maz is too low, Judge is too high, but give it a shot and see what happens.

    • Willy Mo says:
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      @Nitro: haha, yu for judge? maybe if you used one of those memory erasers from MIB on your trade partner and set it for 18 months (shrugging emoji)

      • Nitro says:
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        @Grey: @willy Mo, I was getting the range. I was not saying it was realistic.

  48. RandyJefferson69 says:
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    Was offered George Springer for Zach Greinke and Wade Davis in a 12tm H2H redraft (OBP/QS otherwise standard). No brainer, right?

  49. formrchildmodel says:
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    Just wanted give my testimonial re: your Nola comments and waiting on pitching in the draft. Seems to be especially effective in my H2H auction league. I always end up with about 4-5 SPs in the 12-30 range of your rankings and spend about $20 less than the rest of the league. I’ve made it to the championship each of the last 2 years. This year my staff of Nola, Bauer, Corbin, Wood, Weaver, and Pivetta cost me $44. I’ve drafted Nola each of the last 3 years watching him climb the rankings. This was the first year I didn’t draft Carrasco because he became too expensive. I imagine this is what watching your child graduate college feels like, and it looks like Nola is going to graduate next year. I’m not crying, you’re crying!

  50. 14 team keep forever (std 5 pitching cats plus k/bb)

    Mccullers or Gohara/Hader

    thx

    • b the esq. says:
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      @boognish: Hader side in a keep forever

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @boognish: Tough call, I’d prolly lean McCullers, but easily could be Hader

      • boognish says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, gents…that’s where I am at too

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  51. Kermit says:
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    Franchy Cordero or Michael Taylor?

  52. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Stupid catcher question…are there any other kind?

    I have no catcher currently. With this lineup would you:
    1. Trade for Contreras (it would probably take Jo Mart)
    2. Drop Yonder for Beef or Gattis?

    MI- Ozzie, Dee, Bregman
    CI- Freeman, K Seager, Eugenio
    LF- Rosario CF- DeShizz, RF- Peralta
    OF- Jo Mart, Mazara
    Util- Cruz
    Bench- Mancini, Yonder (streamed for today’s DHeader)
    Thank you

  53. Q says:
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    12 team league, QS instead of W with K/BB as an extra category.

    It’s a weird league–lots of movement, like an RCL but with only 5 moves a week, meaning guys sometimes last on waivers.

    Which of these guys to pick up?

    Rich Hill
    Wacha
    L Castillo
    S Gray
    Newcomb
    Junis
    T Williams
    Giolito
    Stroman
    T Ross

    Thanks.

    • Joseph Quadres says:
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      @Q: SON loves Rich Hill, not excited about the others, FWIW. I do see Tyson Ross has two home starts next week. I certainly trust SON, but it’s slow to react to changes. OTOH, it also isn’t fooled by random noise masquerading as “narrative” about a new pitch, mechanics, etc.

      THIS GAME IS SO HARD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Q: I’d trust SON, I would just own Castillo, Newcomb and Wacha too

  54. Polish neighbor says:
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    Herrro!
    What do we do with Conforto? Dude sucks moose balls.

    • johnnyhobbes says:
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      @Polish neighbor: piggy backing off this question. I have Conforto in a weekly lock in points league- since he basically sits against left handed pitching, is he a hard drop even if he wasn’t slumping? Ryon Healy is just staring at me on the waiver wire as a write this

      • Polish neighbor says:
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        @johnnyhobbes:
        Thinking of dropping him for e.rosario. Mets suck in general :]

        • johnnyhobbes says:
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          @Polish neighbor: I have Rosario.. hes much much better than his current numbers. Phillies fan here… i actually think the Braves are the team in NL East going forward.

          • Polish neighbor says:
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            @johnnyhobbes: so i picked healy instead and maybe will drop dahl for rosario. BoSox fan here :]

  55. William Hung says:
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    Back on the Eddie Rosario bandwagon. Now watch him go 0/12 while I start him.

  56. Gotime says:
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    1. Recently traded away Corbin for Ozuna and Knebel… Would you trade away Bauer / Moncada to get Machado in a weekly H2H redraft? Would be left with Carrasco Wood Hill Pivetta Wacha Newcomb and a few closers. Infield would look like Rizzo Albies Freeman Machado..
    2. Any reason to pick up Conforto and drop Jo-Ma or hold?

  57. Todd, er, uh, Mike says:
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    Drop Mancini or Smoak for Margot, Herrera, or Soler in H2H redraft?

  58. Mark says:
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    I am starting to worry a little less about Mazara….he just needed to see the calender turn to May.

    I saw his homerun….it was a TOWERING MOONSHOT. When he hits them, they aren’t line drives. It’s just towering blasts.

    He’s the Rangers best hitter….which is concerning or enticing, depending how you look at it.

    I am scraping the bottom of the barrel here, but will Brad Miller do much this year?

    Also, do you think the Mets will cave THIS MONTH and allow Nimmo to start and put Bruce at 1st or will they stay the Mets and continue as is? What I see is guys regressing to their usual……and the Mets accepting it. Looking at you Mr. Medoza Line Todd Frazier.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark: Miller’s nothing but a hot bat if he’s hot, which he’s not — Bruce, A-Gon, Frazier, are a disgrace to be starting

  59. Kimo says:
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    Luke Weaver for Rosario in 14 team dynasty?

  60. Jason says:
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    I currently own T. Williams, Folty, Luccessi, and Pivetta. Buehler and Kingham are available. Should I swap one/both ? If so, for whom? Thanks!

    • Jason says:
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      @Jason:
      Too late on Kingham — he was just picked up. What about Buehler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason: Williams for Buehler

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey:
        THANKS! I picked him up before Ryu’s start and he likely will be up to stay until he hits his innings limit with Ryu hurt.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  61. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    In a keeper league, would you trade your $0 Jose Martinez for any of the below guys? Jose is a great price, but probably not a keeper for me (though good trade bait) . . . that said, I love his bankable high AVG upside . . . in a weekly roto league, that really helps. Leaning towards not trading, but curious about your thoughts…

    Teoscar $4
    Khris Davis $9
    Eddie Rosario $14

    Long Shot: Trade for his DL’d DeGrom ($14) – would need to give him JoMart and something else good . . . maybe adding a Clevinger or Hendricks would do it? I think JoMart + Morton would definitely get me DeGrom, but that seems like paying too much IMO.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Are these offers on the table, because Rosario seems like the obvious answer but I don’t know why he’d do that.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Cram It: Mixed – he offered Teoscar (no for me) + eluded to those other OFs, but didn’t make them available yet.

  62. Josh says:
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    Drop Sonny G. for Newcomb?

    I’ve had him on the bench last 3 weeks…

    • Jason says:
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      @Josh:
      It depends on who else is available in your league. I would probably hold for a few more starts. I expect Sonny’s stats to improve b/c the Yankees will likely use Romine instead of Sanchez to catch the majority of his games.

      • Josh says:
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        @Grey:

        Maybe I’ll give him one more…..

        Thanks both

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  63. Mark says:
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    Also, I am having a hard time understanding what the Pirates are doing with Kang? Hurdle mentioned 30 days…so does that mean he’s in the majors in 30 days or so?

    If he has a good spring training extended or minors stint, you would expect him to be more than decent? His SS and 3b eligibility in some leagues is super enticing to me. His bat is something I desire…and most likely he’s plays 2b or SS, and starts 3b against leftist which will give him and extra position(s) at least that is my theory.

    I need some input besides trade JD Martinez….because reasons. JD might win MVP this year or that Betts guy….just hard to see. I actually tried to trade JD for Stanton, but that guy really loves Stanton. My league, which is a keeper, I have to seemingly trade down to get anything of value I feel.

    Do you think he can draw a Bellinger and worth trying? I keep hoping for Greg Bird to be the Yankees best hitter, but he never plays. I just worry having Bellinger and Bird on the same team as 1B offers less flexibility as compared to a league where LF, RF, CF are used as positions.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark: I hear ya on Kang… Bellinger seems just fair, I had JD with him in the preseason… Stanton, Lindor, Freeman, that’s the kind of guy I’m thinking with selling JD

  64. Jack says:
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    OK, so after their bounce-back starts – – Stroman or Castillo ROS? Thx.

  65. Bill says:
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    Hey Grey

    Pick up C. Santana or Soler?
    I would be dropping D. Robertson

  66. frobin2 says:
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    I have Howie Kendrick and Starlin Castro on WW, while I have DJ at 2B on the DL. Which one would you prefer to pick up?

  67. Mrs. L says:
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    My husband wants Machado, S Gray and A Reed for Bregman, Justin Turner, Manaea and Porcello. Is he ripping me off?

  68. Joe Beisbol says:
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    1. Peraza or Carpenter (my choices unless/until Murphy’s back)?

    2. Also, would you rather Simmons at SS + Machado at 3B? Or Machado at SS + Suarez or Healy at 3B?

    • curiousgeorgespringer says:
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      @Joe Beisbol: for #2, you could try the trade analyzer and see what it says based on league settings. Probably depends on needs (blend of power/speed/avg. vs power)

      • Joe Beisbol says:
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        @Grey: So many Reds! Is Grey a secret communist? Is that why all this delicious advice is pretty much free?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  69. Nightmare! says:
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    Brooooo!!! Stan Beeman finding out about the neighbors! Let’s go!!!!

    1) Healy or Kyle Seager

    2) i know we can’t cut Pomeranz but do we have any trust in his next 2 starts @NYY, @TOR??

    3) stream Reynaldo Lopez vs MiNN tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nightmare!: Crazy! Beeman!

      1. Seager 2. I cut Pom 3. Sounds ok

  70. Cyler says:
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    My morning ritual is reading at least this Razzball article. I typically read all of them though. Thanks for the good stuff.

    10 team OPS dynasty league. I was offered Kershaw for Schwarber? Sounds like a pretty good deal but my team is doing pretty good with the below staff:

    Nola
    Paxton
    Godley
    Morton
    (STREAM)

    My hitting is pretty decent as well:

    Hoskins
    Rizzo
    Trea
    Bregman
    Springer
    Pham
    Pollock

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cyler: Thanks! I’d want Kershaw

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Cyler: Definitely get Kershaw. Even at his less than usual self, he is a top 4 SP. If nothing else you could flip him, or one of your other pitchers, for a better hitter than Schwarber.

  71. kilkennybrian says:
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    You say you’d trade JD for any players ranked higher… does that include Kris Bryant? He’s looked bad..

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        @Grey: So you’d do JD for Bryant?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, sounds decent

  72. PK says:
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    Your Andrus blurb made me chuckle more than it should have.

    Hope you’ve been doing well!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PK: Thanks, PK!

  73. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    His Encarcion, W. Ramos and Schebler for my K Seager, C Santana and Trey. Gotta take that right?

  74. Luvdarooks says:
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    Have Edwards in a 5×5 and also have Iglesias and box burger
    What do you think about Edwards and A Rosario for
    Peraza and T Walker ( I can possibly get buehler or jack Flaherty when they finally come up for good)

  75. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Would you start Carlos Carrasco against the Blue Jays at home, even though he 3-1 4.80 era lifetime against them? Thanks in advance.

  76. Synyster says:
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    Thanks for writeup! Any of my guys worth dropping to add Sean Newcomb, or Eddie Rosario? H2H 6×6 OBP/QS with 70 moves capped. Thanks.

    C. Cervelli, 1B. Hosmer, 2B. Gordon, 3B. Machado, SS. Gregorius, OF. Trout, OF. Cain, OF. Merrifield, Util. Jose Ramirez, BN- Braun, DL. Puig.

    SP. deGrom, SP. Snell, RP. Chapman, RP. Herrera, P. Trevor Williams, P. Trevor Bauer, P. Ohtani, P. Sonny Gray, P. Bud Norris, P. Wacha, P. Taillon, P. Eduardo R

      • synyster says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        Rolling out Williams @ WAS today?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No way

  77. Richard says:
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    I laughed out lout about 10 teams reading today’s column!! The Talented Mr. Roto can only dream of being this funny.

    • Richard says:
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      @Richard: *times

      • Richard says:
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        @Richard: @Richard: *loud. Okay, we need an “edit” function.

  78. ohhtwerd1515 says:
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    snell or xander
    10T H2H pts

  79. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    For RYU, my Korean friend says that the newspapers in Korea say it’s likely 3-4 weeks of treatment / recovery for Ryu. Hopefully the MRI will shed more light.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Yeah, he’s only good for 120 IP every year anyway

  80. Jim says:
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    Drop Tyson Ross for Newcomb?

  81. fredtbn1gs says:
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    Are either Josh Bell or Ian Desmond worth holding, or are they instead dropable/streamable in an RCL? Available waiver hitters include Matt Adams, Moreland, Ahmed, otherwise various other streamers/schomatatos…

  82. curiousgeorgespringer says:
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    Zero percent chance Daniel Murphy would share a body cast with another man.

  83. ohhtwerd1515 says:
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    how much of $184 for L Castillo
    11T 5×5

  84. Matty says:
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    In a 12-team H2H dynasty that I’m looking to win now (though not totally disregarding my future) would you drop Margot or B. Zimmer for Mallex Smith?

    Speaking of waiver wire outfielders, is Matt Kemp sustainable?

    Thanks a ton. Really buried the lede on Paxton there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: Zimmer — Kemp’s a platoon bat — ha!

  85. kilkennybrian says:
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    Saw you said you’d add Newcomb. How about in a 10 Team mixed, over any of Ryu, Folty, Mikolas;

    Or I can drop one of my stream hitters tommorow like HKendrick, M adams, or Franchy since he isn’t playing. Thanks

  86. Tony C says:
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    Should I stick with Matt Olson at 1B/OF or drop for hot bat such as Matt Adams, Soler, or Kepler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adams

  87. Bigly Leagues says:
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    6×6 Yahoo OBP League
    CJ Cron or Ender-in-the-9-hole
    CJ or Ryon

  88. vee says:
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    lmfao trout and stanton blurbs… good stuff

    benching Wood today @ ARI ?

    leaning towards the pine. he gives me the heebiejeebies lately

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @vee: Thanks! Rudy was Trout one… Start Wood

  89. Todd Lewellen says:
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    Rhys Hoskins or CJ Cron (or Ryan Healy) at 1B?

  90. ohhtwerd1515 says:
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    10T H2H pts
    jon, sonny, stroman or streamer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jon

  91. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Holy crap, Mickey Calloway now says DeGrom will make his next start this Monday! It’s so true what you said about the Mets medical staff, Grey. They’re gonna destroy this guy’s arm.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHAHAHA

  92. kilkennybrian says:
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    Still not sure of Ryu diagnosis/timeline, but at what point are you cutting in 10 Team mixed? He’s been good but not too far above streamer territory.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut him

  93. ohhtwerd1515 says:
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    start manaea until he gives reason not to?
    today @ sea

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  94. Ed Spinelli says:
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    Top of the Morning to you Grey!

    I was on my scrooly finger way down here to ask if you if I should drop Matt Champman for Ryon Healey,( always loved this guy) and another question when I saw your comment about giving you my password haha. Loved that…thought I know everyone else reads this and went and picked him up but dropped Kinsler for him who has been less than spectacular on my bench as I have Dee” I keep Making you happy” Gordon @ 2b.

    yahoo- 12 team league – saves/holds count as one stat cat –

    So heres my more complicated question #1- I have Beltre on my Dl, Chapman and Healey now and Billy( I refuse to hit when you start me” Hamilton & Reddick on my bench.
    C- Real”Deal” muto
    1b- Hanley Ram
    2b- Gordon
    SS- Correa
    3b- Chapman, Healey & Beltre on DL
    LF-Hoskins
    CF- DeShizzle
    RF- Cruz
    Bench- Reddick, Billy Ham
    SP’s- Severino, Kershaw, Paxton, Pivetta, Tailon & newly added Romero in time for his win.
    Rp’s- E Diaz, Osuna, Strickland & Shane Greene

    Kinsler languished on wire and I thought hitting first ahead of Trout, and Pujols I had to won him. but gone temp as I dropped him for Healey.

    So hang on the pitchers I have or drop one of them( who?) or Matt Chapman for Duchess’s start tomorrow, or Soroko for Sunday? or stream thru Luchessi for Soroko if available….
    Or do nothing and stand pat? thoughts? I like Chapman but obviously slumping now and I do have Beltre who i will have to drop someone for when he is off Dl?

    Hmmm wrote that really crappy hope I was clear you don’t get drowsy by need….& as always thanks!

    Ciao pal, Ed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Healy

      • Ed Spinelli says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks! Would you drop Chapman to pick up Luchessi or Soroko? or keep him as a bench back or utility slot?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lucchesi

  95. OaktownSteve says:
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    Probably common knowledge, but Mookie Betts bowled a perfect 300 in a Pro Bowling tour event he entered over the winter.

    A’s are wild card contenders. I would expect them to add one more arm at some point.

    On a personal note, the scariest three words in the English language are “county health department.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I talked about his bowling a few weeks ago… Hope health inspections go well!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        It’s all over now, but those are some mean, petty little people.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, hope it went well then!

  96. wudaben says:
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    Faria, Pomeranz or Kingham?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingham

  97. John Holden says:
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    Hey Grey,
    I’m heavy in pitching and week in the power department. Thinking about offering Kershaw for Rizzo. What do you think? 5×5 keeper league.
    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo side

  98. demRibbies says:
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    OPS/QS H2H league.

    Do I need more power or hold? If yes, which arm would you send?

    GM wants one of my arms for Nelson Cruz. Could move Rhys to OF, Edwin to 1B and Cruz in DH and keep Inciarte/Pereza on bench for speed matchups.

    c-Yadi
    1-Rhys
    2-JoRam
    3-Rendon
    s-Lindor
    O-Blackmon
    O-Pollock
    O-Acuna
    O-Inciarte
    D-Encarnacion
    B-Pereza

    Arms
    Greinke, Paxton, Godley, Corbin, Manaea, Snell, Fulmer, Mikolas, Castillo
    Osuna, Allen, Box (Britton DL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of them is fair, start at Fulmer and work up

  99. Docmcstuffins says:
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    6×6 OPS, QS

    Kluber and Schoop
    For
    Pollock and Cody Allen

    Easily Kluber side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

  100. m0se says:
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    in a 6×6 OPS/QS, who do you like more, Greinke or Darvish?

    also which side: Ozuna + Darvish or Gallo + Morton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greinke — Ozuna

  101. Scott says:
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    Are you firing up t Williams @was?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hell no homey

  102. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Who would be the best 2-3 guys of the following (please rank):
    -Cron
    -J Martinez
    -Peraza
    -Herrera
    -Mike A Taylor
    -Smoak

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ma, Smoak, Peraza

  103. coacher says:
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    Trade offer question:
    Nelson Cruz, CarGo, Peraza, Mikolas, McCarthy, and my choice of either J.Bautista or W.Calhoun as a Minors stash.
    for
    Trout
    Pujols
    Brinson
    Zobrist

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout side, not close

      • coacher says:
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        @Grey: That’s what I thought. I bought Trout at the auction, though, so I thought I was just being stubborn.

        Thanks!

        (easier to win WITH Trout than without him….easier to win WITH Trout than without him….easier to win WITH Trout than without him….easier to win WITH Trout than without him….easier to win WITH Trout than without him….)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  104. Regan says:
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    How inconsiderate of Smoak’s wife to have a baby on a doubleheader day. I needed those stats! He shoulda been like, yo babe, you gotta keep that little bastard in the hole until an off day. Was trying to think of an appropriate Anthony Jeselnik baby joke, anyone?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, seriously WTF

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: Actually, this was a scheduled offday. Both games are makeups. And it might still end up being an offday.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, gotcha

          • VinWins

            VinWins says:
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            @Grey: Tarp is being removed in Cleveland!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sweet!

  105. branta says:
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    Alright I’ll leave my password, it’s ********.

    But seriously, I have CJ Cron and Yonder Alonso, would you drop either for Healy and which one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have the same password! Alonso

  106. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Should I drop Franchy for an activated Souza? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  107. kilkennybrian says:
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    How interested are you in Souza? 10 Team mixed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like him

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        @Grey:
        Rank ROS
        Souza, Choo, Margot, Howie K

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Souza, Margot

  108. Cable says:
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    Souza,Alanso or W Myers ROS…H/H points

    • Cable says:
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      @Cable:

      Spelled Alonso

  109. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    You know, when I drafted the combination of Stras, Ray, Darvish, CMart and Godley as my SP core in our 10 Team H2H Points League, I worried that I had drafted too much pitching, so I decided to trade CMart for Marte as my OF was weak. I think it was a fair deal. Well, look at my crummy starting pitching now. CMart would have been my best SP. What a dumbass!

    Oh, and of course I have started T Williams in both leagues, so yeah.

    That’s all. Thanks Grey.

  110. Turd Wendell says:
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    12 tm h2h 5×5 would you add Buheler, and or Newc, for Ryu, Reyes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, both

  111. hal_incandenza says:
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    12 team 6×6 w/OPS & Holds, QS instead of Wins

    Deal Braun for Schebler? I could use the RF position help. Kinda seems I should expect more but I’d also free myself of Braun’s elevated injury risk.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  112. carter usm says:
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    I have Reddick, Franchy, Carpenter, A.Russell, Hicks, Healy, E.Escobar on my squad, with two of them typically on the bench. I have enough position flexibility that it could be any two of them. Lately it’s been Carpenter/Russell. I have Rendon theoretically coming back this weekend. Which guy would you cut first to turn into a rotating roster spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Addison

  113. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    1) 10 team H2H:
    Buehler or Gausman?

    2) 12 team roto:
    Need to drop someone for Souza — Ryan Zimmerman, Hanley (both are bench players for Gallo at this point), Cesar Hernandez (bench player for Moncada who’s hurt), Andelton Simmons (bench player for Lindor), Chris Taylor (love the multi position elugibility) or Bedrosian, which would reduce me to just Kela and Hader for closer(ish)ers.

    Could just drop or try and trade Souza since my OFs are stacked.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Buehler 2. Simmons

  114. Glory Daze says:
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    Hey Grey
    11 team league
    Souza coming of DL
    I have to drop somebody
    Reddick
    Grandal
    Taillon
    or dont activate and drop Souza
    who you thinking

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yasmani

      • Glory Daze says:
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        @Grey:
        thanks
        you think I can get a trade for Morton or Carlos Martinez
        if i offer Grandal and Greg Polanco
        if not what level of pitcher should i go after
        Thanks Man

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seems unlikely — Maybe Yu

          • Richard says:
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            @Grey: Hey! Don’t help this guy, he’s in my league!!!! What up, Daze, it’s Bartolotta.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HAHA

  115. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    Re: Lowrie – I have a team with Bellinger, Hoskins, Ozuna, JD Martinez and Devers…Jed Lowrie is leading my team in HRs….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, sounds like my RCL team

      • MattTruss

        MattTruss says:
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        That team above is dead last in HRs…can’t last I say!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So frustrating

  116. Marti says:
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    Which side 10 team nl rendon for carpenter and neris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  117. Slowmez says:
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    My Hanley and Yu for his Nola and Rodney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yu side, but fair

  118. Ty says:
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    Would you drop a DL’d Andres for Healy?
    I’ll put Ryu on the DL.

    • Ty says:
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      @Ty:
      Andrus

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Ryu

  119. Greg Ostrowski says:
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    12 team 5 x 5. Have to drop one Casar Hernandez or Eduardo Escobar. Who would you keep rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cesar

  120. Sing Us A Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    Drop Josh Bell for Healy? 10-team points.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  121. Jim Bob Bing Bong says:
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    @grey Caleb Smith or Samardjzia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Samard

  122. Joe Beisbol says:
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    Just to be clear, if my DL is full, Ryu is droppable in a 12-teamer, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  123. ctrengove says:
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    Howdy, Grey!

    ROS rank (12 team points):

    Junis
    Newcomb
    Soroka
    Skaggs

    All available. I have an open spot; looking to grab 1.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Newcomb

      • ctrengove says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • ctrengove says:
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            @Grey:

            Another Q: Buehler or Newcomb?

            • ctrengove says:
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              @ctrengove:

              Never mind. Saw you answered the same question for someone else below.

              You the man, dude.

              …what’s a man dude?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha

  124. The Great Knoche says:
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    Because we often overlook his performance because excellent stats are just taken for granted, Mike Trout is on pace to set the all time record for WAR. Currently on pace for 14.7. Babe Ruth 1923 season of 14.1 is the record. Only other guys to ever top 12.0 are 2 more seasons by Ruth, Yaz triple crown year of 1967, and Hornsby’s historic 1924 campaign. Pretty amazing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, insane

  125. Richard says:
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    Drop Flaherty for Fernando Romero? Who’s better rest of year. Who is the better keeper? Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  126. Brett says:
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    With Ryu out to the all star break, how would you rank these Dodgers in a quality starts league:

    Hill maeda Buehler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill, Buehler

  127. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league

    Giles or Vizciano

    Rank: Newcomb, Beuhler, Maeda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Viz — Newcomb, Buehler

  128. your mom says:
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    Hi. In a 20 team h2h keeper, would you trade contreras/kingery/hader for albies/zunino?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair, but I would

  129. motown_magic says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Thank you for the write up. I have the option to trade Kingery and McCutchen for either L Cain or Acuna. I think the guy prefers to keep Cain. Would you take Acuna over Cain in this situation? Or should I hold?

    My current OF is
    Cruz
    Pham
    DeShizz
    Conforto/Cutch rotating in the 4th and final spot

    Thank you sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not close — Acuna

      • motown_magic says:
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        @Grey:
        Perfect, figured that would be your answer. Thanks again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  130. J-FOH says:
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    Im super busy today so I thought I would come by and say “Hey Culligan Man”

  131. Andrew Mellars says:
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    I have Dylan Bundy and he’s been pretty bad his last 2 outings. Would you drop him and add Gibson, Newcomb, Pivetta, Jon Gray or Fulmer? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Newcomb

      • Andrew Mellars says:
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        @Grey:

        Would you drop Luke Weaver instead of Bundy? Or would you drop them both and add Newcomb plus one of the other pitchers available

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Both

  132. DonnieB says:
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    I wish I could hold Ian Happ but may have to look elsewhere. Would you drop him for Kipnis,Castro or Ketel Marte?

    Yuli,Pujols or Kepler as best DH ROS?

    Thank you for your guidance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of these options are kinda bleh — Kipnis — Yuli

  133. David says:
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    Please rank these ROS: Manaea, Wacha ,Newcomb and Soroka. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        @Grey: You said earlier you preferred Newk and Folty over Wacha? Lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          There’s no noticeable difference between them at this point

  134. Ty says:
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    Can you rank Zimmerman, Yonder, and Healy at 1B ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimm, Healy

  135. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h OBP limited season moves

    Current rotation: Nola, CMart, Godley, Price, Snell, Manaea, Fulmer, Newcomb, Mikolas

    No drops for Buehler, right?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fulmer

  136. m0se says:
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    drop conforto for souza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  137. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Ozzie Ozzie Albies! Oi Oi Oi!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

  138. LG Baseball says:
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    Grey,

    Which side: Giancarlo/Bregman or Rendon/Jo-Ram

    Thanks
    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giancarlo

  139. Call Me Mabry says:
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    I got offered Stroman for Conforto. Any chance Stroman takes this last decent start and keeps pitching better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Conforto

  140. chris says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Which side for a trade:

    Machado and Sale
    for
    Arenado and Strasburg

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  141. Chris says:
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    Snell for Contreras Cubs C

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  142. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Tehran or Bundy ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bundy

  143. H says:
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    Nick Markakis has looked pretty good this season, hitting for more power and counting stats. Do we have something here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  144. Dancin Homer says:
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    better OF rest of season:

    Deshizz
    or
    Eddie Rosario

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  145. Caught Looking says:
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    Points League, 5 pts per save 1/K -1/H -2ER

    I have Kimbrel, Osuna, Vazquez, and Hand. Kenley’s owner has been shopping him. I think I may be able to swing a deal throwing in a starter I consider a streamer (I have a few), which would you hold onto between Hand and Vazquez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vazquez

      • Caught Looking says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  146. aardvark says:
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    Thinking of picking up one of Jake Faria, Walker buehler, or Tyler Mahle. Who do you think my best bet is for however long?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buehler

  147. henncoop says:
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    I was surprised to see Mancini on the FA list today in a 12 team very deep 30 man roster with 5 additional NA slots. This is a roto with OPS added as a cat.
    I could pick up Mancini by dropping Hamilton who is a one trick pony & not even giving me his speed so far this year. My other OF options (we play LF, CF, RF, & 2 Util) are JDM, K Davis, E Rosario, Kepler, Myers, Dahl, Calhoun (NA), & Hays (NA). Strangely enough pitchers are snagged at the hint of improvement whereas solid hitters are dropped by the wayside. Picked up E. Rosario a few weeks back in the same league.
    Grab Mancini by dropping Hamilton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  148. Brett says:
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    Would you trade away Chris Taylor for godley? I have Torres available to replace Taylor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Should do better, but I guess if desperate

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, in some leagues

  149. the tone ranger says:
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    grey,
    my 1b is a wasteland – can you:
    1.) rank these guys?
    carlos Santana, healy, mancini, Zimmerman, bell, cron, desmond
    2.) conforto or santana

    • the tone ranger says:
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      @the tone ranger: to clarify question 2, conforto or domingo

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Domingo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Mancini, Zimm 2. Santana

  150. Launch Angle says:
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    Would you trade Bregman/Godley for Lindor?

    My offense

    Freeman; Merrifield; Moose; Bregman; Trout; Judge; Springer; Pollock; UTIL Abreu; Benintendi; BENCH Schoop

    I’m really deep in high quality arms.

  151. Favio Vasquez says:
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    Sup Grey, Im feeling the need to Kenley my Jansen which means drop Kenley Jansen if Kenley means drop in Dodger-ism. He looks out of control and I havent seen anything to keep hope alive. Ive got Chapman, Allen, Hand and Hader on my roster. Allen also seems shaky at times but with Miller out I dont see anyone challenging him. Hader will lose his opportunities and Hand is getting his arm burned off at will. Chapman seems solid, so far. Thoughts???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t drop him

      • Favio Vasquez says:
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        So youre thinking what hasnt happened so far will happen in abundance thus offering a hefty helping of saves? A moustakas sized helping of saves if you will. Thanks Grey! Of the other guys mentioned do you see any reason to drop any of them or HOLD?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          In regards to who Kenley? SAGNOF, you shouldn’t have drafted him… Trade him, don’t drop him

          • Favio Vasquez says:
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            Ya Jensen, sounds good, Ill see who I can get for him. Thanks Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  152. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Corbin down a few ticks on his fast ball. This is not good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      His line looks pretty good

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Definitely. Sudden velocity drops always concern me. Hell, pitchers in general concern me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  153. Alex says:
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    Is there a podcast this week?

  154. Rick Garlinghouse says:
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    Grey, lot of Chubby Checkers here. 12 team dynasty keep all, roto, ops.
    My Belt, Castillo, Odor, Lamb, Choo and Pinder
    Peralta, Carrasco, and R. Zimmerman.

    I have to take it right. All positions are covered plus two free roster spots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really sure what the trade is

  155. Andrew Ball says:
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    Andarju holding Andujar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I am

  156. aardvark says:
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    I have one move left this week. Would you prioritize muehler or Jorge Soler? No certain need just want the more valuable player

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buehler

      • aardvark says:
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        @Grey: muehler just got scooped but he dropped Dahl for him. Dahl a definite add?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • aardvark says:
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            @Grey: excellent. Worked out

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice

  157. LG Baseball says:
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    Grey,

    I have Arenado, Rendon and Jo-Ram who can all play 3B and could use some more OF depth. Is Arenado for Betts fair?

    Thanks,
    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • LG Baseball says:
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        @Grey: Ok thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh jesus, you didn’t have to share that!

  158. Dancin Homer says:
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    Which side of this trade would you rather be getting:

    Side A gets: Samardzija & A. Cabrera
    Side B gets: McCullers

    12-team, 6×6 (OPS & QS), H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The good side — B

  159. reese says:
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    12 team mixed std roto, here’s the deal:
    I give Trea Turner and Adam Duvall to get Greinke Rizzo Andrus
    I’m leaning yes…need the pitching and I have other SB guys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  160. Phil says:
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    That Stanton joke was one of your best. I’m still laughing thinking about it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  161. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Good WHIPs from Tanaka and Williams today! That’s all that matters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Better than bad WHIPs!

      • Fogimon says:
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        @Grey: what does Cougs say about WHIPs?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          She ghost rides them!

  162. Buster Moon says:
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    ROS: Price or Newcomb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price

  163. Phil says:
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    Should I be shopping Villanueva? Dropping Conforto or Mancini? Standing pat and waiting it out?

    C- Grandal, 1- Goldy, 2- Escobar, 3- Bryant, S- Segura, MI- Story, CI- Shaw, O- Harper, O- Ozuna, O- Cain, U- Acuna, U- Villanueva, U- Suarez, B- Conforto, B- Mancini, DL- Schoop, DL- Odor.

    If Escobar keeps it up I could dump Conforto or Mancini when Schoop returns. I’d love to keep Odor on the DL as long as possible.

    But I don’t want to be caught holding the bag on Villanueva. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shopping Villa for what?

      • Phil says:
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        An upgrade. I’m happy with him now, but what will he be in a month?

        My pitching is: severino, cmart, Bauer, keuchel, gio, Pivetta, Quintana, Mikolas, Anderson.

        Would you package him with someone for an upgrade?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          With Gio for a better arm?

          • Phil says:
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            Would you hold or actively shop him?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Depends what you can get

  164. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Josh is back! HR and double. I never drafted him, but I picked him up off waivers in a couple leagues, so now I care.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  165. Stephen M. Podsedly says:
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    Anyone else regretting drafting Altuve with the #2 pick? Fantasy Pros #2 ECR pick and he’s killing me. Steal a bag you midget. Not like he doesn’t have enough singles this year. Ugh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Fogimon says:
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      @Stephen M. Podsedly: He had a similar month last season. And he has been doubted every season since his rookie year, and I’m sure because of his stature he has been doubted his whole life.

      He was picked #2 for a reason. And none of his skill sets have eroded. Hang on and enjoy the monster summer you will get from him. Its been proven year after year.

      • Stephen M. Podsedly says:
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        @Fogimon: I hope so man. His K rate is up, but it’s mostly the lack of steal attempts that is so frustrating. Never nabbed fewer than 30 in a full season. Many guys win MVP and stop running. I freaking didn’t draft a retired Ichiro at #2 overall! I knew I should have snagged Mookie, but everyone would have thought that was way too high for him. Not anymore!

        • Fogimon says:
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          @Stephen M. Podsedly: Its only 1 month. Altuve’s steals are never going to be what they were, and its due to several factors; the risk is not worth the reward when you have a lineup as powerful as HOU. Also, as you mentioned he is an MVP, who is expected to drive in runs as well as create them.
          Altuve is better than a slap singles hitter and the numbers at the end of the year will show that. Its only been 1 month!

          Doode is hitting .340 and people are disappointed. THATS how good the guy is!!

  166. Fogimon says:
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    Prayer hexagon works! I agree baby steps with our boy Luis, but the fact is, it works!

    Go Castillo go!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t deny its power

  167. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    1) Sorry for the catcher question, but with $91 FAAB remaining how much for Sal Perez over Suzuki, who I’d be dropping?

    2) How much FAAB for Buehler? Chatwood, Soroka also avail. Dropping T. Williams.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea of league

      • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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        @Grey: 12 team roto redraft. Clevinger droppable too since I think you’ve soured on him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  168. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Am I correct in assuming you’d take the good side of every trade?

    Now I’m starting to get offers for Acuna. Rosario the best so far, but I’ll probably never be satisfied with any offer.

    Interesting to see how high he can finish on the Razzball Player Rater after missing the first 4 weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Acuna’s a top 50 player easy the rest of the way, he’s just so beautiful

  169. braves uk says:
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    Trying to trade for a 2B to replace Happ in a 15 team OBP…

    1) Which of Schoop or Odor do you think will deliver more ROS given their respective Lat and Hamstring injuries

    2) Wacha plus Pivetta a fair price to acquire either of them?

    Thanks…!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Schoop 2. Sure

      • braves uk says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey, appreciated as always!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  170. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    How long do you think Ray will be DL-ed (I don’t know what a Grade-2 injury means). BTW, congratulations in finally convincing me to pick up Franchy (easy decision: Gardner is useless).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Maybe 4-5 weeks

  171. RobMac says:
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    Hey Grey, great stuff as usual! Gets me going in the morning.

    I’d appreciate your expertise on a couple of trade offers. Roto 11-team, standard hitting cats + OBP; standard pitching cats but Sv/Hd.

    1. Goldy + Andrew Miller for Correa + Ozuna
    2. Goldy + Devenksi + Carlos Martinez for Correa + Springer + Kyle Hendricks

    Which side on these two?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Ozuna 2. Correa

  172. Favio Vasquez says:
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    What has happened to Carrasco? I heard his velo is down. Head a back issue last time out and was lit up today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe injury

  173. Robert says:
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    Reddick or Soler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  174. Nightpandas says:
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    Is this a good sell high for Morton?

    Flaherty and Jimmy Nelson…more of a 2019 move…15 teams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  175. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Following up on Carrasco, did anyone see the start? I’m wondering if the broadcast guys said anything about him being hurt or anything. (Also wondering if there were any weird plays or uncalled errors that in a few days might be corrected and make a run or two unearned? Please?) That’s kinda my only hope right now. The joke is I traded for Carrasco a couple of weeks ago specifically to help me in Wins, ERA and WHIP. I wish irony was a scoring category.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! I didn’t see it, however

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @GrassyKnollRedding: Didn’t really see much, but the Toronto announcers did speculate that the back problem could be why he left so many pitches up in the zone.

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @VinWins: Thanks, guys. Yeah, there does seem to be something amiss. For the life of me I can’t figure out why the manager left him on the mound for all 113 pitches in 5 & 1/3 innings. Especially with the back issue last game. He gave up his last two runs in a third of an inning before being pulled. You’d think teams would be more careful with guys given how many injuries have happened so far. Crazy.

  176. Steve says:
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    12 team keeper league, trade Rendon for Devers and Corbin? Fair? Thanks for the awesome write-ups.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devers side

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: thanks! Close, or very one-sided?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not very close

  177. Favio Vasquez says:
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    Grey, better ROS Goldschmidt or Jose Martinez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gold

      • William Hung says:
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        Grey: was that a real question?

  178. Oz Jay says:
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    15 team 5×5

    Rizzo & Springer or Stanton & Abreu?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  179. BigMoonThugPanda says:
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    Drop Welington Castillo to platoon catcher between Suzuki and Flowers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  180. Bernie Brewer says:
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    My 12 team H2H league has individual OF spots. I currently have Matt Olson in my RF spot. Keep him or go for one of these: D. Santana, Markakis, Canha, Reddick, or T. Hernandez?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  181. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. need to drop one. kingham, romero or caleb smith? who goes?

  182. Gotime says:
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    Own Viz Giles Devinski and Colome, H2H weekly drop any for Castillo or are we playing with fire again

  183. Peacecoast says:
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    trade dickerson to get corbin?

  184. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    folty or bundy ros

  185. hondo says:
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    I sure wish I had something that I’d think was witty to say,but I can only come up with my usual lameness.We’ll skip on past that to my question-

    Salvador Perez and Severino for Scherzer?

    Which side?

    Damn those Mark Twain quotes take me back.God Bless the guy that posts them.

    Fore!! Wait,I meant Mark Twain.One is a warning,one is a dpth.

    Speaking of which,I’m outta mine.

    So it’s back to Salvador Perez and Severino for Scherzer?

    • hondo says:
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      @hondo:
      I meant outta my depth.

      Although I’m sure dpth is some kind of acronym.

  186. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Drop Jose Martinez for Frenchy?

  187. Whirlaway says:
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    Domingo or dahl in a h2h league w OPS?

  188. john says:
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    Would you like to play the ranking for ROS game? Yes? Great! Here’s some OF, please rank top 4 for a 12tm H2H w/OBP league :)

    Pillar, Cain, Dickerson, Lenoys, Mancini, Gardner, Braun, Matt Adams, Belt, Span

    Also, which 3B ROS?

    Sano, Suarez, Villanueva, K Seager

  189. Regan says:
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    How much would you bid on Isiah Kiner-Falefa with a 1000 FAAB budget. I kinda want the kid. Its a 14 team keeper legaue with deep benches so not much out there. I’m thinking around 50 might get him. Whatcha think?

    • Regan says:
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      @Regan: Forgot to add, batting him in the 3 hole tonight. He’s a scrapper. More i read, more i like the kid.

  190. Tsutiger says:
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    Healy or Candelario?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Healy

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