For Mother’s Day, all MLB players use pink bats.  On Father’s Day, all bats should be painted to resemble penises.  I try to convince MLB of this every year, and every year I’m met with awkward silence.  Another Father’s Day, another year MLB didn’t take my suggestion for an, uh, equipment update.  How about they use the pink bats again, but with hanging scrotum on the knobs? They could at least call all home runs on Father’s Day “dongs,” or if the player is over the age of 35, then they’re long balls.  These are not big fixes I’m asking them to do.  So, Edwin Encarnacion took his long balls (see?!) to the Yankees (unintentional pun, but still worthwhile).  Turns out the Home Run Parrot on Edwin’s shoulder is a better agent than Kimbrel’s.  “Polly want 15%.”  This made me chuckle:  reporters on Saturday suggesting the new potential Yankees’ lineup had Edwin Encarnacion penciled in as a question mark like he was some mystery-flavor Dum-Dum.  It’s because Encarnacion doesn’t really make sense for the Yankees — is he the DH? (Voit? Judge? Stanton?)  1st base? (LeMahieu) — but they’ll find room for him since he was the AL leader in home runs.  Clint Frazier was sent to the minors, as he awaits a trade; this will completely kill Gio Urshela’s value, and might hurt DJ LeMahieu’s, as well.  With Giancarlo and Judge returning, Gardner’s about to become the 4th outfielder, Maybin’s gonna get DFA’d and Aaron Hicks better make sure he doesn’t slump or he’s going to be benched too.  Of course, all of this becomes moot when Judge, Stanton and Edwin all get hurt this week.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Cameron Maybin – 2-for-5 and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, as the Yankees have now homered in 19 straight games.  “Why didn’t someone summon me from my grave?”  The whole team homered in 19 straight, Ghost of Dale Long, but you might want to hang around for a few. It’s only a matter of time until someone’s knocking on your record.

James McCann – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and his 2nd straight game with a homer.  “Do I haunt him?”  No, Ghost of Dale Long, we’ll let you know.

Jose Abreu – 3-for-4, and his 17th homer.  The power’s obviously nice, and RBIs are silly, contingent on other factors and yadda-blabbity-bloo, but Abreu’s on pace for 125 RBIs.

Zack Collins – This catching prospect will be called up by the White Sox, because Beef ‘n McCann recently had their rights rolled back by the alt-White Sox.  I kid, Beef ‘n McCann needs a Bomb Collins!  Zackary Tom Collins had 9 homers in Triple-A in 48 games, but a 31.7% strikeout rate, so he’ll likely hit .203. Maybe the White Sox are saying, ‘Move over Yonder,” like they’re some yodeling freak, and giving Collins the DH spot, but it seems too early to care outside of AL-Only leagues.

Kyle Hendricks – Hit the IL with right shoulder inflammation. Damn, he got shelved faster than Ben & Jerry’s Pride flavor, Up the Butterscotch. 24-year-old Adbert Alzolay is a candidate to replace Hendricks; he has a 13 K/9 and 1.7 BB/9 in Triple-A.  “He is super sexy.”  That’s a *pinkie to mouth* Adbertisement.  Cubs could also opt for Chatwood or Mike Montgomery (boo).

Yu Darvish – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners (1 BB), 10 Ks, ERA at 4.65.  This was against a very difficult Dodgers team.  According to the Streamonator, Darvish gets a juicy matchup next time, which means he will either absolutely suck and make us curse ourselves for trusting him or he will be solid.  I wonder which one….it…will…be. Sorry, I’m typing so haltingly, I’m flinching from starting so many bad pitchers.

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-3 and his 23rd homer.  In one league, I own Bellinger and Pete Alonso. They alone have 46 homers, or 7.6 times as many homers as David Dull.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.26.  Pretty solid ERA for any year.  For this year?  That’s like a -4.50 ERA.  This is like when Babe Ruth led the league in homers with 54 and the runner-up had 19.

Jimmy Nelson – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 10.29.  *rolls paper into typewriter, begins to type* “Dear Mr. Nelson, it has recently come to my attention that you say you are healthy.  May I suggest an alternate theory?  You are not healthyf56–”  Damn it, you have to throw away the entire page because of that typo? How’d anyone ever type anything prior to computers?

Eric Thames – 2-for-4 and a slam (10) and legs (2), hitting .258.  Also, in this game, Jesus Aguilar (1-for-1, hitting .201) hit his 5th homer.  All we needed was a home run from Travis Shaw, so the Ghosts of Brewers Past Breakout 1st Basemen could scare the Dickens out of their past owners.

Framber Valdez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.77. Framb-muah, I say like a French chef blowing a kiss to a raspberry.  Valdez was in Friday’s Buy, not as a Streamonator call, but as I guy I would own.

Trent Thornton – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.36.  His peripherals remind me of Nick Pivetta.  A chip off the old Nick.  Bit wilder with his command (if you can believe it), but more strikeouts (is Thornton really like Pivetta at all?).  Either way, Thornton’s next matchup is in Fenway, and you’d have to be crazy like your favorite aunt to start him.

Teoscar Hernandez – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer.  And the Teoscar for Least Owned Two-Homer Hitter goes to…Teoscar.  Wait, it’s Moonlight!

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .277.  Pretty sure no matter how many times I tell you to pick up Gurriel, you won’t.  As anagrams dot com will tell ya, there ‘r uglier’ options.

Freddy Galvis – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting over-.300 in the last week.  As The Fat Boys jumpstarted horrorcore, they once questioned, “Are you ready for Freddy?” Freddy Krueger answered, “It’s time for Freddy,” but it could’ve been Galvis, and should’ve been since Robert Englund didn’t show much rapping ability.  (If you want a good laugh, Google ‘A Nightmare on My Street lawsuit’. Woo boy!)

Aaron Nola – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.89.  On Saturday, Coolwhip gave us his Aaron Nola breakdown. Then Nola followed with a breakdown of his own vs. the Braves.  In the preseason, I worried about Nola’s IP jump from 2017 to 2018, and how it would affect his 2019. Not sure if this is wholly, or even partially, to blame, but I’m glad I don’t own him.  Of course, I have German Marquez instead, lowercase yay!

Sean Newcomb – Left after taking a Realmuto line drive off his head.  Realmuto was apologetic after the game saying he thought Sean was looking for new ways to part his hair.

Ronald Acuna Jr. – 4-for-5, 4 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .296.  Tildaddy enjoyed the macaroni diorama you made for him, now get him a beer!

Mike Foltynewicz – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 6 Ks.  The five walks are scary enough, but any guesses what his ERA is?  If you wanna say 5.50, you’re too low.

Josh Donaldson – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, and third homer in three games.  So nice of the Phillies pitchers to travel with their own SuperBalls.

Noah Syndergaard – 6 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.55, and to the IL with a hamstring strain. It’s also significant the Mets are calling this a strain, since Matt Harvey once had his arm fall off and they called it a contusion.  All of this means Dr. Met will look at Syndergaard’s hammy, draw a happy face on it and try to marry it to his sister.

Paul DeJong – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 13th homer, hitting .278, and three homers in the last four games.  Colonel Mustard in your basement with a metal pipe!

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .262.  Au Shizz!

Dakota Hudson – 6 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.55.  It might be confirmation bias or some other Psych 101 term I don’t full understand, but it feels like all pitchers who I don’t trust have good ERAs, and all pitchers I trust bend me over and request I call them daddy.  It’s kinda nice on Father’s Day.

Shane Bieber – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.92. This start came against the Tigers the same week Bieber challenged Tom Cruise to a MMA fight. Though, that was Justin, and Cruise is hermitically sealed in a UFO between Mission: Impossible movies, so Bieber will have to settle for his namelgänger mowing down Motown.

Trevor Bauer – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.41, and his 1st complete game shutout. “Quick team meeting, invited Indians personnel only…Okay, guys, I want you to only face the Tigers.  Thanks, that’s it.”

Jason Kipnis – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer. I found someone with fewer home runs than David Dull!  I did it!  What do I win?  The privilege of owning Dull?  Ugh, okay, you should mention prizes up front.

Oscar Mercado – 3-for-4, 1 run, 4 RBIs and his 4th steal, and his 2nd steal in as many games.  Honestly, with how many homers are hit, it might be more schmotato-ish to have steals in back-to-back games.

Ketel Marte – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 20th homer, and three homers in last two games.  Just your average, slap-hitting middle infielder on pace for 50 homers.

Stephen Strasburg – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.75.  Please take my poll:  A) It’s better to have no pitchers at all or B) Have pitchers and bench them every day?

Anibal Sanchez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.84.  I don’t know how you can afford to not own any pitcher with a sub-4 ERA.  No matter how wonky.  With that said (Grey’s doing a U-ey!), Streamonator hates his next start, and I don’t know how you start Sanchez without some antacid.

Anthony Rendon – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .321.  No kidding, if you’re not getting at least five homers a day on your fantasy team, you’re going to lose pace within three days.

Matt Adams – 2-for-5, 7 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer. This is water under the bridge at this point, but it goes to show you in deep leagues how important it is that you anticipate forthcoming changes to depth charts.  I drafted Ryan Zimmerman in multiple leagues, not seeing the giant flashing red flag on his player name indicating he would soon be injured.  Rookie mistake, but we’re all learning, except Black Mirror, that shizz is backsliding.  You in May, “Wow, nothing could be as disappointing as the end of Game of Thrones.”  Black Mirror, “Wanna bet?” What was that last episode?  A Disney Channel movie?  What a mess.

John Means – 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.67. What Means is doing is even more remarkable because he’s doing it for the Orioles.  It’s like a gas station toilet that’s never been flushed and in the middle of the toilet bowl is a palm tree, lagoon and hammock.  Only once you get situated in the hammock, you realized you’re resting your head on a pile of feces.

Trey Mancini – 2-for-4 and his 16th homer, hitting .310.  Very specific comparison alert! Mancini has only one less homer than Abreu and 18 less RBIs. The White Sox are not a much better offensive team than the O’s.  I guess it shows us how fickle ribbies are.  “Did someone say pickles on McRibs?” No, Pablo Sandoval.

Mychal Givens – 1 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 5.28, and his 5th blown save.  Givens giveth and other teams taketh away.

Kevin Newman – 2-for-5 and his 4th steal, hitting near .375 in the last week.  He was in Friday’s Buy, and hot schmotato alert!

Sandy Alcantara – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.73.  I almost streamed Alcantara, but when I went to pick him up, I started crying uncontrollably, screaming German Marquez’s name.  Not sure what that means.

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, and six homers in his last nine games.  He will hit 35+ homers in 75 games or 150 games. Sorry, it’s just true.

Max Kepler – 4-for-6, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .276.  Everyone in the Twins’s lineup has a huge offensive game, even when they lose.  You think I’m kidding but Ehire Adrianza is hitting near-.500 in the last week.

Frankie Montas – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.85.  March Grey is gonna be floored when he hears this, but I wish I drafted Montas in every league.

Mallex Smith – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and his 2nd homer in three games.  He homered with a caught stealing.  Slam and tackled-at-an-AYCE-buffet-trying-to-steal-a-legs?

Mike Leake – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners (zero walks), 7 Ks, ERA at 4.14.  He’s top 30 in the majors for K/BB.  Prolly not surprising, but in the top 30 Leake is easily the worst K/9 (6.5), but his 1.5 BB/9 does a lot of heavy lifting.

Ramon Laureano – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer.  On the last 30 days, he has 5 homers, 5 steals and a near-.300 average.  On our 30-day Player Rater, he’s a top 40 player.  Okay, it’s time, A’s.  Move him up the gee-dee lineup!

Andrelton Simmons – Could be activated this week.  Whoa, whoa, whoa.  Did someone’s Grade 3 ankle sprain heal almost…inhumanly?  *insert emoji with hand on chin, sipping tea, discussing conspiracy theories with the guys at the Kiwanis club*

Justin Upton – Will be activated on Monday.  *intern whispers in my ear* That’s today?  I was enjoying my day until you reminded me of that. Get out! You’re fired!

Mike Trout – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .285.  When he got back to the dugout after his homer, Tommy La Stella said, “Not bad.”

Brandon Lowe – 2-for-3, 2 runs, and his 15th homer, hitting .293.  I like to say Lowe like I’m LL Cool J.  “Cause I might go Lowe! How ya like me now? The ripper will not allow!”

Nomar Mazara – Will undergo a precautionary MRI on his hamstring.  Doctor, “Everything looks great, Ramon.”  “I think you’re holding it backwards.”  “Oh God, that’s awful!”

Hunter Pence – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, but left with tightness in his groin.  He has a standard manbird groin, which he calls Brad Peacock.

Scooter Gennett – Beginning a rehab assignment today.  He’s recovering from a severe groin injury. Somewhere, Mitch Haniger’s like, “Severe, my ass!”

Jesse Winker – 4-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .244.  Also, in this game, Yasiel Puig went 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs with his 13th homer, hitting .231.  Isn’t it funny how perception works? I’ve moved on from Winker, but I’m holding tight to Puig.  Well, not haha funny obviously.

Hunter Renfroe – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 22nd and 23rd homer, hitting .256.  A) Renfroe would be leading the AL in homers.  B) Up until Friday, he was the Padres’ 4th outfielder. C) There’s no C.

Nick Margevicius – 1 1/3 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 6.41 vs. Peter Lambert – 3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 6.00.  The way teams are trying to keep their young pitchers innings count low is getting ridiculous.

Charlie Blackmon – 3-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .336.  Damn, Blackmon cuckholding the Padres on their day.

German Marquez – 5 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  Rockies gave Marquez an early 11-run lead, so Marquez was simply pitching to the score.  *checks self into sanitarium*  I feel pretty good now.  Can I have another Bloody Mary?  What’s that, I’m drinking my own blood after biting my arm?  Shucks, my pain receptors are totally dulled from my fantasy pitching.

  1. Teddy Ballgame says:
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    Wonder when the last time the league leader in home runs was traded in a mid-season trade…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not even midseason… Pretty crazy how there’s haves and have nots

  2. c says:
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    No Ian Desmond blurb? That dude’s been legit the past week.

    Coors is a lovely place to start hitters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start everyone in Coors, even Greg Garcia

  3. matt says:
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    1. Starting M. Clevinger after his 60-DL stint vs Texas (Lynn) is a no brainer right?

    2. Trying to decide who to own until Giles gets off 10- DL: Leclerc/Kelley, Biagini/Hudson or Elias for saves?

    *I own Marquez and Flaherty. *small yay… Giolito has made it more tolerable.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure, he looked fine in rehab

      2. Elias

  4. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Great writeup!

    I own both Encarnacion and Voit. Interesting to see how Boone fills the lineup.
    Clint Frazier will definitely need to fill out a hurt feelings report. He was expecting the news this week, not yesterday. He was ‘surprised.’

    Speaking of hurt feelings, I’ve suffered two straight loses, and have 8-3 record for the season.

    Two weeks of bad pitchingiis to blame. Blake Snell, best SP I have looks lost. I thought he’d getting pulled from last game after 3 innings with an injury!

    16 team H2H Keeper LEAGUE :

    Start Luchessi vs MIL tonight?

    Still waiting for a nice game from him.

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      Let’s be honest, Lucchesi has had a few nice games recently.

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        A few QS recently, true.I blame Grey’s high expectations

        Be nice to see him throw 7 innings, cut down on the home runs (Everybody’s ‘s ideal pitcher of course! ).

        Having Arrieta and his mini-me Jack Flaherty on my staff has created major trust issues!

        • Cram It says:
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          I only drafted him in ‘Perts to spite Grey because I wasn’t a believer. Even last year, I don’t think he made it more than 6 innings. He’s a solid pitcher, but yeah the expectations were high.

          Flaherty on the other hand I really liked and he’s pissing me off.

          • Hebrew Hammer says:
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            Luchessi was def coddled last season, maybe hit 6 innings once but not sure.

            I traded Ohtani for Flaherty pre-seaso. Arrieta I’m stuck with (keeper from team I took over).

            So I’m taking that is a yes on starting Luchessi versus MIL tonight?

            Not going to ask about Arrieta at Wash (now he’ll show out to spite me)

            • Cram It says:
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              I’m starting him, with crossed fingers.

              • Hebrew Hammer says:
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                I’m assuming you are referring to Luchessi.

                If so, yep i need him to do something!

                • Cram It says:
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                  Yes on Lucchesi.

        • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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          I still think he panned out enough to be a point in the Razzball-recommendations scorecard. He isn’t a top 20 arm, but I haven’t even considered dropping him in a 12 teamer + he’s been perfectly tolerable with solid K. Now, JA HAPP on the other hand . . . :-)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucchesi home? Sure

  5. Sid Bream Cream Dreams says:
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    Mornin fellers,

    I traded Eduardo Escobar for Andrew Benintendi. Sell high/buy low or did I sell off a good hitter for an overrated name? I got escobar off waivers a week and a half ago for freesies. 10 tm h2h cat lg.

    • Cram It says:
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      Good trade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  6. 183414 says:
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    Chirinos has been a find for me, other than 1 really bad clunker, and a couple of meh starts/bulk innings guy. I held onto Musgrove because I liked the 2 step this week, despite the fact that the only good start he’s had since april, Senile Hurdle kept him in a 13-1 game despite Musgrove throwing 100 pitches. Maybe Searage sucks, but despite seeming to be a great guy, Hurdle isn’t a good mgr. There are very, very few good mgrs.
    Even w/ 1 home start v. Detroit, I’m leaning toward Musgrove. At Yankee Stadium, and even at Oakland has me afraid of another clunker. What’s your take ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hurdle’s garbage

      Take on what? Musgrove vs. Yonny? I don’t know who Yonny’s facing

      • 183414 says:
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        At Yankees and at Oakland. Musgrove home Detroit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Musgrove sounds better

          • 183414 says:
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            Thanks grey.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  7. toolshed says:
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    Is tucker worth holding onto in a 12 team league? I had him stashed and then hiura was sent down. I only have 1 NA spot. I thought tucker would be up before Alvarez since he was on the 40 man roster. Reddick is hitting over .300. Springer, Altuve, Correa will eventually be back. They still got gurriel and white on the team. Alvarez is up for good and is likely the DH. 1b seems like the only spot that is unclear. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  8. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Hey guys, in a 12 team weekly h2h need to decide beteeen Kepler or Villar at utl and would you sit a slumping Meadows for either Kepler or Yordan this week? Thanks.

    • Cram It says:
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      I’d want Kepler.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

      • Snacks Zillion says:
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        Cool, thanks guys!

  9. Scott says:
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    Speaking of Hiura, I own him and Shaw. I have Hiura in my NA spot. I added Shaw when Hiura was sent down. I figured I’d give Shaw a chance. He’s played 8 games and was on the bench in 3 games since he was activated. Are you giving him more time and waiting if you owned Hiura or would you cut him and move on?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Shaw for now, though I do think he had his best game yesterday

  10. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Great write up. Unfortunately, when Luis Urias and Hunter Dozier return, I’m going to have to make some drops in my 10 team redraft.

    Which 2 do you drop, and in what order would you drop?More concerned with ROS:
    -Howie Kendrick
    -Luis Urias
    -Hunter Dozier
    -Matt Olson
    -Scott Kingery

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier, Kendrick

  11. Mike says:
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    Do you think Betts bounces back? I’m very torn on if I should shop him. I own a slight lead in my 10 team, H2H, 4 player keeper league. I still think he’s got value where I could get two keepers in return for him.

    • Cram It says:
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      Betts is awesome. You better get 2 bluechippers back.

      • Mike says:
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        Was thinking about offering betts for mondisi and snell.

        • Cram It says:
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          I wouldn’t do that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bounces back from what?

      • ngasperi says:
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        Bounce back from being 47 on the player rater behind Dansby Swanson to getting back in the top 10.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Top 50 isn’t awful for a guy who hasn’t had one hot streak all year, he’ll have a top 15 year

  12. Peter Pyper says:
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    Is Yonny Chirinos going to be a top 20 SP this year? Or ever? Thoughts on how TB uses him the rest of the year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • Dave D says:
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      Not top 20 but pretty useful. I drafted him multiple teams and anytime I’ve benched him this year I wish I’d had him in. He doesn’t get a ton of Ks but I can’t complain about him as my 6th starter in a 15 team league.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I just rostered Robles after sitting him for his great week last week, here comes a disaster!

        • Dave D says:
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          Ha. Geez, that sucks. I think he’ll be ok. Great news that they dumped Allen, though, huh?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha, yeah, now Allen will be a closer for the Braves by July

            • Dave D says:
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              But out of a job again in August. Wouldn’t it be nice to make $8 million for completely sucking for a few months?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yup!

  13. Dave D says:
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    “Sonofabench!!!” After seeing Matt Adams was not in lineup again in Friday, and bring aware of the obliquey- freaky history of my players “resting” for seven days before being IL’d, I took him out of my lineup times three!!! Three homers and 8 RBI later I say “ouch” to you Matt Adams!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that’s a crappy one

      • Dave D says:
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        I even had Teoscar riding pine in our DC. At least I played Renfroe in both the leagues I own him. This homer happy trend is giving me flashbacks to 1998 when I was living in SD and went early to games at Qualcomm to see Sosa, McGuire take BP and was watching them roided up demolishing the record books. I remember being about twenty rows up in LF bleachers during a game and McGuire crushed one way over our heads.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yeah, except I faintly remember just a handful of players demolishing baseballs, where this year it’s everyone

          • Dave D says:
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            Yeah, even several backup catchers I own are on pace for 15 HR’s.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, it’s crazy… If you don’t have 25+ HRs from every position, you can’t keep up

              • Dave D says:
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                You get any Yordano A shares in NFBC FAAB last night?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nah, I bid like $480 out of $600, didn’t want to go any higher

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    You?

                    • Dave D says:
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                      I got him 2/5. I lost out with a bid of 377 in one league. Also lost witha $350 bid. I won in two leagues where I bid over $400. I beat one guy who bid $401. One where I lost I needed pitching more though and picked up both Framber and Eflin.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m hoping now he’s sent down when Springer and Altuve return — sorry!

                    • Dave D says:
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                      Its kinda crazy you bid $480 and lost out. The highest he went in my five FAABs was my bid of $440. Crazy stuff. I remember getting Soto last year for $515. Seemed exorbitant at the time but it won me that league so…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ended getting Daniel Hudson instead for $11, yay!

                    • Dave D says:
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                      Alvarez or Framber? Either one seem better options than several rostered players, but…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I grabbed Framber last week for $1 — benching him this week

                      I couldn’t get Yordan

                  • Dave D says:
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                    Yeah, Framber @NYY is a no go. Next week home vs. PIT looks much better.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, agreed, I’m starting 3 closers instead this week

  14. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h OPS/QS
    Keep trying to make deals but I’m wondering if I’m over thinking things.

    Thoughts on roster overall?

    Molina
    Goldy
    Altuve
    Devers
    Escobar
    Bellinger
    Rosario
    Pham
    Meadows
    Soto
    Alvarez
    Moustakas
    W Calhoun
    Urias

    Verlander
    Sale
    Strasburg
    Clevinger
    Bieber
    Fried
    Canning
    Couple of streamers
    Neris
    Holland
    Iglesias
    Giles
    Kennedy

    • Cram It says:
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      Team looks good, what deals are you trying to make?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  15. Willie Mickey and the Duke says:
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    First time all year I didn’t listen to you. Kept Winker active .. lower case yeah.. Stanton will replace Mazzara .. My pitching will only get worse if that’s possible.. K Gibson v Red Sox and Frambar v Yanks this week
    Taken to Mets / Cards for Fathers Day. Hudson had a quality start. Stupid statistic. Adam sends his best

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Hope you had a nice Father’s Day! Send Adam mine!

  16. Tom says:
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    It was the same nonsense last year with Renfroe, the Padres would start Jose Pirela over him, guy gets no respect from his own team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I know — NL’s CJ Cron

  17. JoyceNZ says:
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    You mean the David “Dull” slugging .600 the past week and hitting.336 for the year. Yea, terrible. For a guy that I don’t feel was over priced this year in March, you certainly send alot of hate his way. #not every player has to hit bombs to be of fantasy value.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He has nearly same number of homers as Jarrod Dyson

      • Doug says:
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        ****drops mic

      • JoyceNZ says:
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        Yet still sits above Edwin Encarnacion on my leagues player rater. The same Edwin leading the AL in homers. Dahl rakes, Dyson does not. You ripped hard on Pham as well, and he just keeps producing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I own Dahl in 5 leagues, I hope he’s as good as you and I think he can be

          • JoyceNZ says:
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            I guess that’s my point. He’s already really good. I don’t own him and am not a Rockies fan. It’s kind of like Yelich and how we perseverated on his ground ball rate. Yelich was already really good and still young. I’ll take the natural hit skill any day over the 3 outcome type hitter. But maybe that’s why I never win my league.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hear ya with Yelich, but he did become a different hitter in Mailwaukee

  18. Mike says:
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    Is Renfroe a must own even in 10 team formats?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • Mike says:
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        Would you own him over Kingery or Domingo?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Over Kingery

  19. William Hung says:
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    Should I have blind faith in SON with regards to Kikuchi this week? According to Bart, it’s writing little hearts around his name on the trapper keeper. He’s set to face KC & BAL both @ home

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  20. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Wade Davis, wtf!? I can drop Archer,Pivetta or Fried for a ratios guy like Pressly, Gant or Beeks (who also threw up on himself yesterday-) and bench Davis until he remembers how to pitch again, your thoughts? Other closers are F. Vasquez and Neris. Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t bench Davis — Archer for Pressly sounds fine, Fried for Gant if you need two

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        BTW, how can you be mad at Wade Davis while owning Chris Archer?

        • Snacks Zillion says:
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          Ha, totally get it. I am a RAGE “fantasy baseballer.” But will cut ties with Archer, thanks again!

  21. jayhann says:
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    I traded Bieber for Caleb Smith and German Marquez last week. Should I have regerts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully not

  22. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    Free Agents with positive numbers according to the Streamanator….
    LeBlanc vs BAL
    Quantrill vs MIL
    Homer Bailey @SEA
    Sabathia vs TB
    Wacha vs MIA

    Are there two there worth pursuing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really… CC and Quantrill

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        Is it weird that I trust Quantrill more than CC??
        Anyway, I also had J-Upton stashed so I need to get his bat active this week.

        That means I can only hold onto 3 of these 4… Cooper, Kingery, Moran, and Bader.

  23. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    EE for chump change makes no sense for the Yankees but I still love it for them in real life baseball! Agree with your take…I think Voit PT is safe but the non-Judge/Stanton outfielders are all on notice….until Hicks or whoever gets injured. Hopefully DJL is fine too. Side note…is his parrot now a pigeon?

    Couple start/sit questions for ya! 12 team weekly lineups.

    1. Please pick 2 to Start:
    Voit ($14 tron, 7 games but tough matchups…Snell, Yonny, 4 astros (verlander but not Cole)
    Cron ($15 – 7 games, 4 @kc 3vbos (no sale)… but cron will probably sit 1-2 games like usual)
    Garrett Cooper ($10.8 – 4 STL 3 @phi)
    Dyson (10.5 – 6 games all against crappy righties…3sf and 3 v col)
    [i assume that I shouldn’t bench betts even though he’s been hitting .230 this last 30]

    2. Same league, need K volume, and SV without killing ratios. Please pick 2 to start:
    Robles as 3rd closer (7 games against tor and stl)
    Miley (@CIN @NYY based on performance and ignoring negative son)
    Plesac ($-0.3 @TEX and $16 v DET)
    Happ ($12.8 v TB 3.5 v HOU)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, dan’t keep a pigeon on your shoulder, can you?

      1. Voit, Cooper

      2. Robles, Happ

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        I bet Lawrence Fishburne in John Wick 2/3 could do it!

        Thanks – appreciate your faith in Happ!

  24. Lt says:
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    Grey,
    Judge returns soon with Stanton even sooner. I let them get hurt again or attempt to trade for them? Fair player ideas to trade for Judge? Love to send Dahl in this package for him. Thanks Grey been killing it with the Friday buy column.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d trade for him, Dahl and Castillo-type?

  25. Coriell says:
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    Giancarlo is back, Grey! 12 Team H2H Points league, Who do I drop? Conforto, Kingery or Hunter Renfroe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery

  26. Coriell says:
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    Someone dropped Paddack in my 12 Team H2H Points League! Pick him up, right? He’ll be back in a couple of weeks?

    • Jason says:
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      Yes

    • Cram It says:
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      Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  27. Milarky says:
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    I need help with an issue that will almost certainly not make any difference to my season! Which one of these guys do I sit this week?

    Jimmy Nelson (CIN)
    Skaggs for two (@TOR, @STL)
    Matz (@ATL)

    Yup, it has come to this.

    • William Hung says:
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      I think Matz is a homebody so he’d be my bench (5.79 ERA, this number is a bit inflated due to that 0 IP 99999 runs against the Phillies) – though Nelson has been rusty too…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them? Can’t start Nelson

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        How do you own Nelson

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          Probably the same way you own Tyler Beede in Tout.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I just benched him

  28. Thundergunn says:
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    Drop anibal for alzolay in a 14 team mixed yahoo H2H?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Chatwood is getting the start, have you heard different?

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Heard Chatwood this morning. Not sure if Wednesday or Friday will be the spot start with the off day Monday this week. If they push it to Friday Hendriks could possibly only miss one start.

        Theo also said that Alzolay will be up one way or another soon to give some extra rest days to all the Long Balls in the rotation.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I thought Chatwood this morning when he was in SON

  29. YETI says:
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    Need to activate Jose Alvarado and drop either Aaron Hicks or DJ Lemahieu, which would you drop? It probably doesn’t matter as the other will likely be dropped for Gallo’s return

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DJ

  30. Curious George says:
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    Is Nola a buy low or is it best to leave him alone?

    Would cost me Kendrick and Dahl… meaning I would have to put Domingo Santana back in my starting OF

  31. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    ***bulk alert***

    Pena bulking tonight. Milone is also a likely bulk candidate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  32. toolshed says:
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    I added shaw when he was activated in a 12 team league. How much more of a trial should I give him? Is he a cut now or would you wait a little longer? Still dont know how he could suddenly forget how to hit so fast when he is 29.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  33. Drew says:
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    Appreciate the write up!
    Couple quick questions:

    Is Alzolay worth a pick up in a 16-teamer?

    Start Wheeler @ATL today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is Adbert getting the start? I haven’t heard confirmation — Wheeler’s start seems awful

      • Drew says:
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        Speculation that AA will be called up soon, I believe, to take Hendricks spot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  34. Chris says:
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    Sell high on Ryu and trade him for Nola?
    What do you think?

    • Chucky says:
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      Have you seen Nola pitch? Have you seen Archer pitch? Just saying…..Nola looks more like 2019 Archer than he does 2018 Nola.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  35. Trickrey says:
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    Currently own Framber and as you say you would too. However, he’s going up against Yanks @NY this week. Trust him enough for that start? Or keep him but sit him on the bench this week?

    Also would you start Wheeler [email protected]? 5×5 QS league. He’s almost guaranteed to give up 3 runs minimum so the question is can he somehow manage to not give up 4?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, don’t trust Framber @Yank

      Wheeler seems like a mess too

  36. FantasyLand says:
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    Grey, good morning and happy Monday.

    This is my whole team:

    Yadier, Hoskins, Mondesi, Muncy, Story, Harper, Eloy, Betts, Ohtani, Renfroe, Pence, Desmond, Didi, Moncada, Villar and Victor Robles

    Pitchers are Verlander, Giolito, Buehler, Lynn, Iglesias, Hand, Neris, Romo, Biagini and Clevinger (IL).

    A. Unless either Pence or Moncada go to the IL before Cleveland’s game, I need to drop someone to activate Clevinger. Biagini?

    B. I have the feeling I need help in the pitching. Would you trade Harper + Moncada + Robles for Sale + Kingery? Is it fair? This league plays one util, so at the moment I’m carrying 7 bench bats. Keeper league, roto, and I’m first at the moment.

    C. Who do you think are guys who I could drop if I had to, besides biagini? Maybe and just maybe, Villar?

    Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Yes B. Sure

      C. Didi

  37. Travis Hafner says:
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    German Marquez? Seriously with him? If he can’t pitch in Coors, that basically makes him a streamer. Sell for 10 cents on the dollar? His ugly is really ugly.

    • Cram It says:
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      Can’t hurt to field offers.

      • Gonzo_The_Great says:
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        He got dropped in my league. Considering whether it’s worth a grab and stash.

        Hard to believe that immediately post-draft I was grumbling that he went a round earlier than I was planning to grab him. Now I’m hemming and hawing about picking him up for free.

        • Cram It says:
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          I would absolutely pick him up for speculation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  38. Cram It says:
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    Pete Beef! I feel like every Monday I’m wondering “Did you see his homerun?!” Segue into….I hate the Yankees.

    I had the foresight to draft Matt Adams on my NFBC team with already owning Zimmerman. Of course, for every smart move like that, there’s drafting Aguilar and Peraza like top 100 players. :/

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      HAHA… Cram I feel like you and I are same wave length. I too drafted Aguilar and Peraza as my whoops picks (thank goodness for Bell and Lowe/Swanson). Yet saved myself by drafting Gallo, Ryu, Meadows etc.

      • Cram It says:
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        Yelich and Bellinger have offset their awfulness, but I mean, could they at least be mediocre for christ’s sake?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, I hear ya… I own Hunter Dozier which was awesome, but I also have been starting Curtis Granderson since Giancarlo was injured, which has not been awesome

      • Cram It says:
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        Pete Beef? C’mon, he needs a nickname!! Ha

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          Hard no to Pete Beef.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Pete Beef is best nickname since Wet Tail

            • The Great Knoche says:
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              I think Incaviglia had Pete Beef trademarked.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha

              • Cram It says:
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                I have found no such nickname for Incaviglia in my research.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

                  • Cram It says:
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                    Well I’m calling him Pete Beef. If for no other reason than it’s fun to say.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Beef is just fun

                  • Cram It says:
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                    You ever see those “prank” videos for “You want beef?” Guys step up to strangers on the street asking if they want beef. Before he gets punched in the face he takes out a bag of beef jerky. Although sometimes he does get punched in the face.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HA, not yet, but now googling!

      • Cram It says:
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        I’ve got mad offensive depth, unfortunately the all suck.

  39. Anon says:
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    All I need to tie in H2H this week is one win from German Marquez…. he made it 5… what could possibly go wrong?

    Holy crap this might actually work out for me, all I need is one Wade Davis save to tie in saves for the week… oh boy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  40. Molina bros bbq says:
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    5×5 roto keeper league. Drop any for framber? My staff below…

    Strasburg, ryu, castillo, darvish, folty, canning, alex reyes

    Doolittle, luke jackson, aj minter, leclerc

    IL: hendricks, strickland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes

  41. Hulk Smash says:
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    Grey!

    Awesome recap. I usually don’t like to post my team but wanted your thoughts on any moves I should be considering. It’s a 10 team H2H 5×5 where you get 10 keepers forever. I’m currently in 3rd but close to 1st.

    C- Alfaro
    1- Alonso
    2 – Muncy
    SS – Story
    3B – Bregman
    OF – Acuna
    OF – Bellinger
    OF – Hoskins
    Util – Tatis

    Bench: Bryant, Benintendi, V. Robles, L.Urias

    SP: G. Cole, Ryu, Flaherty, Paxton, Framber
    RP: Treinen, W.Smith
    DL: Glasnow, C.Smith

    My bench has some big bats and I play matchups each week. I’m torn whether to package a couple big bats for either a bigger bat or to try and snag a top SP (could probably go Snell for Bryant). Could also hold and ride my current team. Any thoughts much appreciated.

    Hulk

    • Cram It says:
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      Offense is strong enough. SP looks thin. I would take Snell for Bryant.

      • Hulk Smash says:
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        Thanks Cram. Buehler for Bryant may also be an option. Do you and Grey prefer Buehler to Snell given NL, dodgers team and the fact I have Glasnow? I guess it’s close

        • Hulk Smash says:
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          Forgot I also have Maeda at SP/RP

        • Cram It says:
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          I’d probably lean Walker in a keeper, but either one really.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with Cram — Your bench bat situation is crazy stacked… Trade some bats for a better SP

  42. Mrs. Roger. Dorn. says:
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    Who are my two drops to activate Clev & Stanton? 12-team roto, redraft..

    Framber
    Pivetta
    Quintana
    Lynn
    Alex Reyes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes, Framber

  43. Cam says:
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    Hold Wade Davis in a points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, maybe if deep enough

  44. md says:
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    At what point do you give up on Votto in a 14 teamer for someone hot like Desmond or G Cooper?

    Kingery > Domingo & Avisail ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond was an own in Coors, now they’re not in Coors

      Cooper > Votto

      Kingery over Avisail is fine, not over Domingo

  45. RotoSlayer says:
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    Once Stanton returns I have to drop Buxton or Ohtani, who’s the drop? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ohtani

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Poop! Listening now

      Hold

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ah, the new jam, nice

        • Slimcompoop says:
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          It’s another Drake song, but it’s catchy. I think…wait a minute. Yeah, I just had a thought. Drake has an average at best voice/cadence/flow. Drake is filthy rich. Seeing that most of rap songs these days are from ghost writers, do you think Drake just pays the most for the best songs (i.e., a monopoly of the rap game)? I got questions y’all???

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I don’t think Drake writes his own songs, but I also don’t think lyrics are the #1 thing about rap songs — all about the beat

            • Slimcompoop says:
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              Very true statement. Speaking of which, while not rap, Toro y Moi is one of my favorite alternative artists. This is just one song, but let me know what you think.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Ooh, will check it out after podcast recording

  46. Fund says:
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    One gotta go

    Fried
    Canning
    Heaney

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fried

  47. scils8 says:
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    Was offered Giancarlo for German Marquez my pitching isn’t great but can I pass that up?

    • Cram It says:
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      I’d take Stanton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  48. Will says:
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    Guy in my league dropped K Marte after 27 at bats (hitting .111 at the time) and Escobar after 24 at bats (hitting .125). I picked them both up and have gotten .315 / 28 / 77 out of the two of them. Good year to have the juiced ball in play.

    Anyway, question – my offense is great but I desperately need pitching. The following are available on the waiver wire: Lynn, Thornton, Mahle, P Lopez, M Kelly, Chrinos, F Peralta, Musgrove, C Bassitt, F Valdez. Which two starters would you add?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      28 Hrs! Haha Crazy

      I’d look at matchups, if not possible: Lynn, Framber

      • Will says:
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        Lynn over Yonny Chirinos?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  49. Donnysimms says:
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    Need to make a drop when gallo comes back. Who is the drop here looking at ROS

    Domingo Santana
    Buxton
    Howie Kendrick

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Howie

  50. Bats says:
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    Would you add Elias or Kelley over Davis in a points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelley

  51. ryanoger says:
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    10 team

    Bench Bat:
    Ohtani or Ian Desmond?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ohtani

  52. Bob Loblaw says:
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    Thoughts on trade-

    Luis Castillo for Benintendi straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi

  53. Travis Hafner says:
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    I think I’m starting Wheeler today regardless of metrics, but how about YonnyC? SoN has him at -9.9… which is awful, but he’s been good. Probably a bench in my shallower leagues, but what about 12 teamers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who’s he facing

      • Travis Hafner says:
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        @NYY

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @NYY doesn’t sound good

  54. peacecoast says:
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    drop dietrich for kendrick, JBJ, kingery?

    • peacecoast says:
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      add matt adams to list

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery

  55. The Other JC says:
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    1. Please pick one for Holds for the week. Ratios matter too.
    Minter (6)….3 home v Mets, 3 at Wash
    Swarzak…same as Minter
    Buttrey (7)…4 at Tor, 3 at STL
    Walden (6)..,3 at Minn, 3 at home v Tor
    May (7)….3 at home v Bost,4 at KC

    2. MadBum hit the wire in our 12 teamer. My drop would be Lucchesi or Yonny. Hold or try to grab the Giant Baby? He is getting traded I presume to a contender (good) but the ballpark (Philly, Cubs, Sox??)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. May

      2. Yonny

  56. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Hey Grey,

    H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limited moves (35 per year), no streaming.

    I’ve got an open roster Spot and I was leaning SP but is there anybody worth rostering to help right now?

    WAIVER:

    HIT – K. Schwarber, A. Cabrera, D. Fletcher, G. Cooper, J. Bradley Jr., M. Cabrera, J. Soler, B. Reynolds, R. Laureano, K. Kiermaier

    SP- A. Alzolay, M. Kelly, S. Alcantara, M. Fiers, J. Yamamoto, T. Richards, M. Perez, D. Cease (NA), C. Mize (NA), M. Kelly, J. Vargas (INJ)

    RP – S. Greene, I. Kennedy, H. Robles, L. Jackson, M. Barnes, J. Leclerc, S. Romo, S. Kelley

    My team:
    C – W. Ramos
    1B – P. Goldschmidt
    2B – K. Marte
    3B – Eugenio Suarez
    SS – J. Polanco
    CI – A. Rizzo
    MI – T. Turner
    LF – J.D. Martinez
    CF – C. Yelich
    RF – D. Santana
    Util – C. Blackmon
    BN – T. La Stella
    BN – C. Santana
    BN – L. Urias (NA)
    DL – H. Dozier (10-DL)

    SP – J. Paxton
    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – W. Buehler
    RP – K. Jansen (RP)
    RP – J. Hader (RP)
    P – K. Gibson
    P – A. Heaney
    BN – Z. Gallen (NA)
    DL – K. Giles (RP)
    DL – C. Kluber (10-DL)

    Thanks bud
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Fiers, he’s decent for matchups

  57. ozzie smith says:
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    Hold Marquez in a 10 team h2h league? I’m in good shape so I can afford to wait but there’s also some good names on the wire that haven’t been shitting the bed near as bad that I could stream.
    Paddock was just dropped yesterday by a guy in “win now mode”, I think I’ve gotta put a claim in for him. What are your expectations for him when he comes back?
    I’m going to have a very tough decision this week when judge comes off the DL, someone’s gotta go and this league doesn’t trade unfortunately. One has to go…
    C- Contreras
    1- Rizzo
    2- Albies
    3- Rendon
    SS- Segura
    MI- Tatis Jr
    CI- Murphy
    OF- Acuna
    OF- Soto
    OF- Yordon Alvarez
    U- Cruz
    BN- Gregorious
    BN- Moncada
    BN- Matt Chapman
    BN- Eloy Jiminez

    DL- Judge
    I know shallow league problems but damn I dont want to get rid of any of these guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Paddack still, hopefully he’s fine when he returns… I’d drop Didi before German

  58. DonnieB says:
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    Kendrick or Laureano over any of Odor,Franmil or Bruce? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Laureano over Franmil

  59. whattodo says:
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    Good Morning!

    In a keeper league (we can keep 6 players, $10 is the minimum someone can be kept for)

    What side of these are you on?

    1) Castellanos ($30), Yordano Alvarez ($10), Framber Valdez ($10) or Scherzer ($10), Kingery ($10)

    2) Yordano Alvarez ($10), Austin Riley ($10), Heaney ($10) or Scherzer ($10), Moustakas ($10)

    appreciate the insight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Scherzer

      2. Same

  60. david arquilla says:
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    Laureano or Soler, rest of the way?

    Who ya got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jorge

  61. Jaca says:
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    Good morning and happy monday DT/Grey,

    Dropped Franmil Reyes over Villar to activate Clevinger. for my roster in a 12 team roto 5×5(avg), do you think this was the right move?

    my team:
    C. Alfaro, 1B. Voit, 2B. Mondesi, 3B Baez, SS. Tatis Jr., OF. Dahl, E. Rosario, Riley, UT. Yordan, Ohtani, Bench: Didi, Villar

    Thank you guys for your insight

    my thought process: Im 1st in steals by 14, but if Mondesi goes down (god forbid) there are 4 teams that would quickly catch me. Im 5th in HR but 6HR separate me and 2nd place so there is ground to be gained. Franny’s 19HR are great but its harder to find 15+ HR 30STL on the wire than it is HRs. thoughts?

    Q2: would you drop Villar or Didi if/when Keston the Goat Hiura gets called back up?

    Q3: Drop anyone for Framber? Iglesias is pissing me off with a 1.4 whip. I lead Saves by 33, and am falling behind in wins.

    my staff:
    Clevinger, Bieber, Wheeler, Marquez, Lucchesi, Paddack (our league has no NA spots)
    Yates, Hand, Hader, Smith , Iglesias

    Thanks for the insight homies

    • I would drop Iglesias, with a 33 lead in saves, with the other four they can’t catch you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

      Franmil drop is fine

      2. Didi

      3. Raisel

      • Jaca says:
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        Sounds good!

        Now if only I had room for Plesac

        thanks Grey! and Peter!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  62. Do I drop Senzel For villlar or b. Lowe for the week. Considering Senzel eye injury. Most likely will be able to get Senzel back. Or do I hold? Or are villlar or Lowe better ROS thank again razzball

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  63. Shallow League Decisions says:
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    Bummed I have to drop Yordan to make room for Clevinger when he comes off the DL today. Will be suffering from FOMO.

    Yordan was my only bench bat. I’m looking to move Corbin to replace Yordan, but haven’t found any takers. A couple teams backed out of deals agreed on. I know one owner would trade Muncy for him.

    1. Do you think I should be able to move Corbin for a stronger bat than Yordan?

    2. Between Corbin and Montas who would you rather move?

    3. Who puts up better counting stats ROS between Yordan and Muncy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nope 2. Corbin 3. Muncy

      • Shallow League Decisions says:
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        So I should take Muncy for Corbin then or drop Corbin instead of Yordan even though Yordan is a bench bat? I want a strong bat in case Bell’s breakout fizzles. He’s the only one in my offense I’m leery about.

        My rotation is Cole, Morton, DeGrom, Buehler, Clevinger, Montas and Corbin. We have a 200 GS cap and I’m at 81. 7 SP probably too many.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Take Muncy

          • Shallow League Decisions says:
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            And drop Yordan to make room for clevinger?

            Wish we had bigger rosters.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I guess so

              • Shallow League Decisions says:
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                Well, if you think Muncy will have better counting stats ROS and I need to drop someone if I want Clevinger activated, I guess so too. Yordan is the only one that I could drop based on my roster below.

                C Garver; 1B Bell; 2B Baez; 3B Rendon; SS Story; OF Yelich; OF Acuna; OF Rosario; UTIL Mondesi; UTIL Hoskins; Bench now Muncy instead of Yordan.

                SP now Cole; deGrom; Buehler; Morton; Montas; Clevinger

                Other owner accepted Corbin for Muncy. I do like his multi-position eligibility.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Cool

            • The Great Knoche says:
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              Are you in an 8 team league?

              • Shallow League Decisions says:
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                10 with shallow rosters (1B, 2B, 3B, SS, 3 OF, 2 UTIL, 4 SP, 1 P, 2 RP, 2 Bench)

  64. Scott says:
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    Grey – “dongs”… “long balls”… “yankees”… beautiful, just beautiful!!! Looking for a bench bat (standard 5×5, plus 2B & BB) and these guys all feel (more or less) the same to me. Any one or two stand out as offering better potential performance over the ROS? Thanks.

    – Garret Cooper, R.Laureano, Marwin Gonzalez, O.Mercado, W.Calhoun, J.Winker, An.Simmons, K.Tucker, K.Hiura, Bry.Reynolds, I.Desmond, R.Tapia.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Laureano, Cooper

  65. I Miss Steve Sax says:
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    Have to decide between starting Chris Archer vs San Diego and Kyle Gibson vs Boston.

    Numbers say Archer, but my head says that’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard because Archer is garbage and going to be off my team as soon as I can win a FAAB bid.

    Boston offense isn’t good enough to make me start Archer is it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can’t believe you own Archer still, but I wouldn’t start Gibson either

      • I Miss Steve Sax says:
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        Trying to get rid of Archer. Haven’t won a bid to replace him yet.

        Trade route – Trade LeMahieu for Robbie Ray?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Take Ray

  66. Dancin Homer says:
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    Happy Monday! It’s so great that the pesky weekend is over so we can get back to work!

    Got a couple questions for ya:

    • Mazara – regardless of MRI results; is he worth holding onto in a 12-team league? Oscar Mercado & Cooper are staring at me begging to get picked up.

    • Caleb Smith was dropped; he’s definitely worth adding even if he’s on the IL, right?

    As always, thank you kindly in advance

    • Diego Castillo is available in 1 of my leagues; I know Alvarado is coming back soon, but is Castillo worth grabbing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooper

      I’d own Smith and Castillo

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Thanks Grey.

        in my 12-team, H2H league, who would you drop for: Smith, Cooper, &/or Castillo (current roster below)

        c: Realmuto
        1b: Alonso
        2b: Muncy
        3b: Kingery
        ss: Bogaerts
        if: Machado
        of: Trout, Avisail Garcia, Y. Alvarez
        utl: Ohtani
        bn: H. Dozier, Pederson, Mazara
        DL: Gallo*

        sp: Clevinger, Nola, Kershaw, Lucchesi, Woodruff, Heaney, Paddack
        rp: Treinen, Lecleric, Parker, L. Jackson
        DL: Giles, Taillon*

        *max of 3 players on DL

        Thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Parker for Castillo – Maz for Smith

  67. Tony C says:
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    Hey Grey, great article today as usual. I hadn’t realized before your article today that the backup PF/C for the Portland Trailblazers is also a catching prospect for the Chisox. His 7 feet goes a long way! Ha, okay, your job is safe with me.

    Please rank top 3 OFs you like best: Bryan Reynolds, Garrett Cooper, Ian Desmond, Oscar Mercado, Ramon Laureano, Willie Calhoun, Kyle Tucker or Jesse Winker. Power (HRs) is not a need. I prefer to have a good OBP, high BA hitter with good run scoring ability. A little speed would be nice but certainly not a deal breaker for me to get the best hitters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice

      Cooper, Ramon, Winker

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      Reynolds, Cooper, and Laureano.

  68. Steve says:
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    Who do you like better of Puig or Domingo for an OBP & strikeouts category daily h2h league?

    Trade Analyzer has a hands down winner, curious what you think?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      We’ve seen what Puig can do, or not do, on a good team (i.e., Dodgers). Domingo played full time for one season before getting moved to Seattle. I’d choose Domingo.

  69. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    unfortunately i was unable to make a trade and i have clevinger coming off IR today stanton wednesday. i guess it is a good problem to have but i want to keep all of them

    it is a h2h league who would you drop?

    naravaez, freeman, albies, suarez, trea turner, acuna, bellinger, dahl, machado

    reserves: yordan alvarez, Stanton, Mondesi

    starters: beiber, flaherty, montas, price, soroka
    relief: iglesis, treinen

    reserves: kimbrel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You need to make some trades, you have insane bench bats and no pitching — overpay in a trade for an arm

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        no one seems to want to give up any decent pitchers

  70. jon says:
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    10 team Roto- Keeper league

    Conforto, Kingery and Alvarado for Suarez and Marquez.

    Im slacking in W & QS as well as HR and RBI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      German

    • Fogimon says:
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      Probably fair, but Marquez isn’t getting you much in terms of W or QS right now. You would be hoping he rights the ship.

  71. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Grey-
    You know, a valid point about Nola’s innings. I didn’t think about that at the time. That could be partly the cause of his of command issues. As an anecdote, this last start of his command was definitely what betrayed him, had trouble getting ahead of batters. Will be interesting to see what he can do after allstar break since he will have it off this year, ha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, I don’t know, but I’m not optimistic about him this year — I guess if price is cheap enough anyone’s worth a gamble

      • Coolwhip

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        True story. Also, in regards to K-Mart(e), he looks like he’s gone to the La Stella School For Launch Angle. Pull% has jumped 10%, HardHit% has jumped 10%, GB% dropped 10%, and LA has doubled (bahahaha)… so fantastic. He might go into my subject pool for later too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I didn’t trust Ketel early on, but I’m sold now

      • Travis Hafner says:
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        10 team, 5×5- pretty long rosters but not crazy.
        Unlimited pick ups daily (which makes streaming pitching and hitting easy)

        I have great depth at hitting, meh at pitching but I could stream when needed.

        My one issue is finding saves. I have Trienen, but Parker, Alvarado, Brasier, and Givens have failed. My only closers are Trienen and IKennedy.

        I was offered JHicks and FVazquez for my KMarte and GMarquez. I know the key is to find cheaper saves, but the saves have been dominated by two managers (one of which is this trade partner) and everyone else is holding closers captive.

        Should I sell the bat and arm to lock up saves? Thanks.

        • Travis Hafner says:
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          Just realized I wrote my post as a comment. Sorry.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That is not a good trade

  72. Blake Somerville says:
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    im in a 9 team pts league, no negative points by the way. I have Mocada
    who is hurt but my replacement on my team T Shaw. I only have 15 pickups for the
    whole season, I have used 2 so far. T De la Stella, B Love, D dietrich, D Gordon, C taylor, schoop are
    available. Should I pick any of those up? or just ride out shaw until mocada gets better?

    • Blake Somerville says:
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      oh Lourdes Gurriel Jr is available as well

    • Fogimon says:
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      only 9 teams and those are the only 2B options? Something went terribly wrong.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold your moves

  73. OaktownSteve says:
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    I picked up Gurriel Jr. which is strange because it both contradicts your comment and because I rarely take your advice.

    So the guy in front of the kids team in has been at 0 FaaB dollars for 3 weeks already. He’s only had one injury all year (Giles) and he had Giles in his line up over Montas. He’s got a bunch of fluky Guolito types. Annoying. No way this guy hangs on, right? Injury free for 3 months with no FaaB?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      Dr. Met: Say Noah, this might not be the right time, but do you know if ham is made from the hamstring? Is that why they call it that?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        Worrisome note on Nick Senzel. From 5/21-5/26 he was caught stealing 3 straight times. He hasn’t attempted a steal since.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          And speaking of steals, here are a few players with as many or more steals than Jean Segura: Conforto, Domingo, Christian Walker, Brian Anderson, Matt Carpenter and…woot for it…Yadier Molina.

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            Dakota Hudson has gone at least 6 innings and given up 3 or fewer ER in 8 of his last 9 starts. ERA sub 3 over that time. In his last 62 innings he’s allowed 1 home run.

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              Greatest joy of this year? I have Ryu on 100% of my teams.

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                It’s about this time of the year when I usually feel confident in my streaming choices, but I’ve been opting for extra reliever. Teams are strong in rates, falling behind in counting. Dipping toe in with a 1 dollar Brett Anderson home for Baltimore and Tampa.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m so scared of streaming, I got killed this week in the RCL

                  I have Ryu in one league, it’s been a joy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A broken clock picks up Gurriel twice a day….

      A broken clock also punishes keeping Montas on your bench…

      The kids get Yordan? Did you anywhere?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        Didn’t get him in the kids league. He went over our total remaining FaaB. Other two leagues are draft champs. Would love to have him. Magoo has a good comp calling him this year’s Soto.

        Speaking of Magoo, we’re up to I think 12 red suitcases on the team in our league.

        I love that we made Dr. Met a thing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I missed on Yordan too, wasn’t gonna spend 580+ out of 600 I had left

          Dr. Met! Haha

          I got red suitcases on players in my lineup for weeks now

  74. chris pierce says:
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    Grey, Justin Upton due back.

    Need to drop one.

    Bruce
    Schwarber
    Choo
    Buxton
    D Santana
    Conforto

    • Fogimon says:
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      Choo Choo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Fogimon

  75. uncle ernie says:
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    Wheeler or no Wheeler today with the way the Braves are swinging their bats.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      I am going Wheeler in both leagues where I own him. And as if this Braves start isn’t bad enough the back end in weekly leagues is at CHC. Need something stronger than the prayer circle. Something along the lines of the Lisa Bonet chicken scene in Angel Heart.

      • Update. Just changed my mind and sat Wheeler in one league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t think you can start Wheeler with how he’s pitching, but I am in two deep leagues

  76. Trickrey says:
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    Just a Monday fun fact…

    ESPN standard leagues have an “Undroppable List” setting, which is compromised of players who cannot be dropped to regulate fair play and competition. On there are your Yelichs, Trouts, Betts, etc. The best of the best essentially.

    I just noticed today, however, that a member of my team is on this so-called Undroppable list. No, it’s not Tanner Roark whose had same value as this player on Season-to-date Player Rater. It’s none other than our favorite bust, Jose Ramirez! Not that I necessarily was going to drop him (I traded for him on the cheap), but knowing that ESPN won’t even allow me to makes me laugh. Not in the funny way, but rather in the laughing cuz it hurts way.

    Keith Law must be the one in charge of maintaining this list. Curse you and your Harvard degree!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Jose Ramirez is going to be dropped by the Indians to the minors

  77. Slowmez says:
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    Trade Hoskins for Ryu?

    • Fogimon says:
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      No way

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Fogimon

  78. Joe Beisbol says:
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    Should I hang on to any of Avisail (meh-ish lately), Nelson (but he looked so good until the 5th!), or Quintana? Available FAs include: Desmond, Laureano, Mercado, plus Gallen and Luzardo as potential stashes.

    12-team, 5×5, h2h, redraft
    C – Realmuto; 1B – Rizzo; 2B – La Stella; 3B – Suarez; SS – Trea; OF – Alvarez, Avisail, Conforto; Util – Voit; Bench – Pence, Stanton (until tomorrow)
    SP – Anibal, Castillo, Gibson, Heaney, Lynn, Nelson, Quintana
    RP – Hicks, Holland, Robles, Vazquez?
    IL – Springer, Caleb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond is a start in Coors, the Rockies are not in Coors now

      Laureano over Avisail is fine

  79. donald says:
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    Whit M. for my A. Riley. I need steals. Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      Whit is fine.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  80. Tavern says:
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    Nick Ahmed or Amed Rosario for ROS in a redraft points league? What about dropping Nick Castellanos for Upton? Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario — Sure, Upton

  81. donald says:
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    1 more. Could also trade my Riley & Castillo for his Whit & E. Diaz. I need saves also. Good in SP.
    R.Elias-S.Oberg-B.Parker on waivers. Thanks for all y’all do.

    • Cram It says:
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      Whit side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  82. FantasyLand says:
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    Would you rather play Renfroe at home vs Chacin or Victor Robles at home vs Arrieta?

    • William Hung says:
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      Different things in roto – in points, you’d need to go with the hot bat in Renfroe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Renfroe if he starts, that was a Coors hot streak

  83. dau says:
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    I have Segura as bench bat—Fletcher, Moran, B. Dozier have outperformed him last 30 days. Any of those three a better bet going forward? My league won’t trade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  84. TC says:
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    Tim Anderson and Castellanos for Mondesi in an ESPN 5×5 keeper? Both SS seem to have cooled off lately. Probably a no brainer question I’m aware, but in roto I find Anderson to be pretty valuable and I’m sure once I trade Castellanos he will finally get moved to a great park/lineup and be a beast. I appreciate any feedback. I also have Trea, if that makes any difference.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mondesi

  85. Murph says:
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    Hey Grey
    10 team 5×5 – im in third place overall

    1 Any insight into the Cardinals closer shitsuation? I grabbed C-Mart since I already have Hicks… hold him or is it a waste of a spot?

    2 How would you rate these guys in terms of stashability and potential upside: Zac Gallen, Alex Reyes, Sean Manea, Jesus Luzardo…

    3 – Yonny Chirinos vs Yankees, or cut him for Lynn vs Cleveland – today and ROS? or is it streamable?

    Thanks man! Enjoy the Monday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hicks is closer, C-Mart was just pitching well yesterday, and throws like every 5th day

      2. Reyes, Luzardo

      3. Lynn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too, Murph!

  86. William Hung says:
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    Bold prediction (assuming whatever family emergency is truly resolved) – Jose Alvarado comes back this weekend (after getting his arm built back up) and absolutely dominates like we saw in April. Something back home was probably impacting his pitching for much of May before he left. Prayers to his family and hopefully he doesn’t have to go on another emergency leave.

    On a related note, I was browsing through Twitter, and apparently there was a subset of Rays fans telling the Rays to cut Alvarado for his “unexplained absence” – they feel like if a player is gone for 2 weeks, he should have to tell people why. Their justification? Because if they left their job for 2 weeks without saying why, they’d be fired too – I work in an office environment, and “family emergency” is usually justification alone… so these fans can go F themselves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did he return or you’re saying he will this weekend?

      Team fans are the worst for every team, 99% of bad comments come from unreasonable team fans about their own team

      • William Hung says:
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        He’s back in the states, but needs to build up arm strength, so the Rays are going to have him throw some simulated innings before bringing him back on the roster. This weekend is when I’d expect him to be ready to pitch on the MLB level. Diego Castillo has been a bit of a mess, so I’d expect Alvarado to start throwing in the 8th/9th inning in short order

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, nice! That’s good news!

  87. Crumbum says:
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    Ryu for Goldy and Stras?

    Is that enough of a return for the second best arm in the league thus far? Trade Anazlyzer loves it, but feels underwhelming.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy side, it’s fair

  88. galica says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Great report, better than the HBO Doc I watched yesterday – Andre the Giant (2018) – and I grew up in the 80s and I REALLY loved that documentary. So now how much do I love your report? Grey?

    a. I’ll take the poll and say A, no pitchers at all. Let the opponents have all the fun. I still think that good pitchers will be better soon, like last year when they were starting around mid-May. It’s just really weird. Maybe Magoo can do a study of the weather but many games I have seen with winds of 10-15 mph OUT meaning homers will be hit.

    b. Sorry was out of the house from midnight PST until like 08h30 PST on a mission with my wife to town. Disastrous, boring and totally useless – title of my sex tape.

    c. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for June 17

    [Still in scene 2, somebody help me get out of this scene. Costello continues his argument with the Police Officer which gets a little boring so I’ve omitted it.]

    Eddie (Abbott): Hey! Here comes Elsie now.

    Albert (Costello): Elsie?

    Eddie (Abbott): Elsie! [Abbott points to Elsie, aka Marion Hutton]

    [Costello is all doe eyed looking at Elsie (Marion Hutton)

    Eddie (Abbott): What’s the matter? Stop that!

    Albert (Costello): That’s my girl.

    Elsie (Marion Hutton): Albert, you’ve been fighting again.

    Albert (Costello): Mm-hmm.

    Elsie (Marion Hutton): Oh, turn around here. Look at yourself. Why don’t you try and be a little
    more neat?

    Albert (Costello): I will from now on, Elsie. I’ll try my best. If you give me a gold star, I’ll do my best.

    Elsie (Marion Hutton): Now you look sweet.

    Eddie (Abbott): Say, Elsie, we’ve got a big society job up at the Van Cleve mansion. Will you drive us up there?

    Elsie (Marion Hutton): Sure. Hop in.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That doc was solid

      A. We need Storm Magoo

      B. I was just sending a search and rescue crew to Croatia to make sure you were okay….

      C. Nice!

      • galica says:
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        Grey!

        Thanks man.

        I dropped Merrill Kelly to pick up Deshields with the news that Pence will go to the IL soon. I’m waiting for you to tell me to drop him for (anything else, even Cuthbert) the fourth time this season! I know they called up Calhoun to replace Pence on the roster. Do you like Calhoun or Deshields, am asking seriously!! Santana is also available as Pence’s replacement.

        I know SON likes Kelly today ($12.2) but am scared shitless of pitching going south. Even SON was not 100% perfect this weekend (Marco Gonzales and a couple of others went from fringe to TOTAL DISASTER) though like 90% in this sh*t storm of pitching is like Ryu’s ERA in 1905 or like the I got a 25% raw score on my physics test but the class average was 15% making my score 90% when the professor applied the bell curve to the test scores. Right?

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Neither? I’d try Calhoun

          I’d start Kelly, but I have no faith in him, it’s a gmable

          • galica says:
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            Grey!!!

            Thanks man. I added Calhoun, dropping Deshields for the fourth time this year. If and when Pence goes on the IL, I’ll add Santander or who ever is hot at the moment. Framber doesn’t look hot on SON for his next few starts same as Kelly for his next start after tomorrow’s start versus the Rox. Rox on the road…but they could buck the trend and hit, who knows.

            No gambles, going with Heaney, Paxton, Lopez and Giolito on the pitching front. BP sucks with Iglesias, Hicks and Rogers though Hicks looking like odd man out with C-Mart dominating… Do you think AJ Minter has a chance to re-take the closer’s role in the second half? Maybe he gets traded to a contender.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I think Minter or Will Smith (or someone in a trade)

  89. Fogimon says:
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    Good morning Grey, (from the left coast).

    Like you, I had high high hopes for Tapia. Call me crazy, but his skillset reminded me a bit of when Boston called up Mookie Betts a few years ago. But here we are, with Blackmon, Desmond, and Dahl absolutely crushing the ball of late, and Tapia starting only 1 out of 3 games now. I want to hold out hope, but it doesn’t seem he is worth rostering anymore. Definitely can’t start him anymore since the best ability is availability and getting limited AB’s hurts more than anything.

    Tapped out on Tapia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning! I picked up Tapia for the Coors game yesterday, but will drop him today once lineups are released

  90. erad says:
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    Man what to make of Ketel Marte

    Everything points to this being a legit breakout, but with these juiced balls who TF knows.

    I took him in round 26 of a keep forever league, and at that value he’s a no brainer keeper for next year, but I have this sneaking suspicion that he could plummet back down to earth at any moment.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He might trail off at some point, but ride the lightning

  91. Blaster says:
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    Lose Strip for Elias or should I wait to see an actual Kimbrel appearance?

    • Blaster says:
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      Strop that is

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold onto Kimbrel appears

  92. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Grey –

    Need to drop one in a 10 teamer, who are you letting go of…?

    Franmil Reyes
    Hunter Dozier
    Domingo Santana

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franmil

  93. Fogimon says:
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    The other struggle I am having is with Franmil. I’ve stuck to him all season and been rewarded with power numbers, but he is now being lapped by teammate Renfroe. It seems like what first resembled a platoon role for Renfroe is now turning out to be Franmil, splitting time between Naylor and Myers with Renfroe’s hot bat staying in the lineup.

    Moving on from Franmil or bench & wait? The lack counting stats makes the HR’s a lot less appealing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m dropping Franmil

  94. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Who (pick as many as apply), if any, would you drop for Framber in 11 tm keeper roto with 200 start limit – Peacock, Fried, Y Chirinos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peacock or Yonny depends on matchup

  95. Thundershoe says:
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    Morning Grey,

    A. Wondering what to do with Clevinger coming off the DL. Here’s my staff for context: Marquez, Giolito, L. Castillo, Bieber, P. Lopez, E-Rod, Paddack, Lucchesi, and Clevinger and Glasnow on IL. To activate Clevinger, who should I drop? I was going to go with E-Rod or Lucchesi, but with Paddack being sent down to monitor innings, things are less clear.

    B. Which THREE do I start out of the following starts:

    L. Castillo vs HOU
    L. Castillo @ MIL
    P. Lopez @ STL
    E-Rod @ MIN
    Luchessi vs MIL
    Marquez @ LAD

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      L. Castillo vs HOU
      L. Castillo @ MIL
      Lucchesi

      • Thundershoe says:
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        Thanks! Could you also comment on part A regarding activating Clevinger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Sorry, EdRod

      • Thundershoe says:
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        No problem, thanks so much for your input!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Have a good day!

  96. Cable says:
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    in a 12 team h/h points redraft what hitter might I expect for a A Riley & E Endrus

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giancarlo?

  97. Vincent Vega says:
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    12tm h2h with obp Who’s my cut when Judge is back v.robles puig joc or schwarber ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc

  98. Paddack Cake Paddack Cake says:
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    Traded away Kingery on the weekend for V Robles. I’ve never seen someone as bad as Kingery on trade analyzer, negative 16$!! Anyways, would you rather IL Carrasco or Thor? Redraft league, 6×6 OBP QS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thor

  99. Mike says:
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    What are your feelings about Carlos Martinez’ prospects as a starter? Worth hanging on to? Worth hanging on to over Zach Wheeler? I’m also in a keeper league where Martinez would be a low cost keeper next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler over C-Mart

      • Mike says:
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        Thanks. Any other thoughts about C-Mart’s prospects as a starter?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He got the save yesterday — He’s at least 10 months away from starting… Needs an entire offseason turning him back into a starter

  100. Michael DePinto says:
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    Thoughts on Hansel Robles as a pick up. I realize he has been very good but I am jaded by all of the years I watched him “pitch” for the Mets.

    Taylor Rogers is also available but I know they play with his usage more in non-save opportunities.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rogers over Robles

  101. OaktownSteve says:
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    I just dropped Giancarlo Stanton into two lineups. Four rehab games, 4 homers. 23 homers ROS for Stanton you got the over or the under?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just did same in our league, benching Castellanos over Santander, but that might change — what a mess!

      Over, his line for me would over/under 27

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        I originally had it a little higher then backed it down for injury. I’ll take 27 fo’ shizzle.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ketel Marte is going to hit 27 homers in 3 months!

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            Crazytown

  102. omar says:
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    10 team Weekly Cats – 6×5 Standard + OPS

    Give: Tatis, Cruz, Riley, R. Iglesias

    Get: Mondesi, Price, Glasnow

    Too many bench bats, need SPs. Have Ohtani as well, so one of them is expendable (and I’m an Ohtani truther though I love Boomstick as well). Mondesi takes over 2b in place of JoRam. Have Chapman at 3rd, so he’ll hold that spot until Ramirez decides he wants to be productive (if ever). Story at SS, voit at IF. Would probably stash Hiura or grab another SVs spec with the open spot. Thoughts?

    ps. 3 player, one year keeper. Mondesi would be the only one in consideration for me (with Story, JD, Soto, Meadows).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  103. Jason says:
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    Please rank Riley, Domingo, Kingery, and Dozier ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

      • Jason says:
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        Ok, I needed to drop one. I guess Dozier is the odd one out. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, No problem

  104. Harley Earl says:
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    So I have Lance Lynn vs. Cleveland and Luis Castillo vs Houston tonight. Start them both or sit one or both? I’m conflicted. What would you do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start both

      • Harley Earl says:
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        Thanks boss!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  105. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    Drop dietrich or Victor Robles for Pham?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dietrich

  106. donald says:
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    G. Ursula or B. Lowe for ROS. Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowe

  107. handy afterall says:
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    Ahoy hoy,

    Who get the ass-splinters this week in a h2h weekly lock obp league;

    J segura
    M conforto
    Avid sailor Garcia

    All 3 have 7 games scheduled.

    Have fun,
    Handy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail

      • handy afterall says:
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        Thanks, Grey. That’s what I assumed, but was wondering if playing a series @ the Yankees might make a difference. Not enough, it seems.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  108. Lindorphins says:
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    Is Dahl + Ohtani fair return for Stanton in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  109. Gotime says:
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    Weekly H2H cats
    I got Riley 3 vs Mets 3 @ Was
    Kingery 4 @ Was 3 vs Mia
    Murphy 3 @ Ari 3 @ Dodgers
    Can only start 2, I’m thinking bench Murphy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench Murphy

  110. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Hey Grey,

    H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limited moves (35 per year), no streaming.

    Thinking of trading Goldy for some Pitching. I’ve got C. Santana or H. Dozier that can sit in for him. The guy hasnt offered yet but has thrown around:

    My: Goldy, Gibson and Gallen
    for HIS: Montas, Ryu and one of (Ray and Hamels)

    A) which side and is that pretty close ?

    B) what Pitcher or Pitchers would you ask in return for Goldschmidt ?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montas/Ryu is a solid return and either of those others, Ray first

  111. Cohen says:
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    Grey, please pick top 3 streamers?
    Kelly home vs Col
    Keller home vs Det
    Happ home vs Rays
    Strahm home vs Mil
    B.Anderson home vs Balt
    Bassitt home vs Balt
    M.Gonzalez home vs KC
    Boyd at Pitt
    Lester home vs CHW
    SON likes most

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B.Anderson home vs Balt
      Bassitt home vs Balt
      Lester

  112. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    Would you trade Soto and Robles for either of Judge/Stanton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Judge 1st

  113. uncle ernie says:
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    Odorizzi for Escobar straight up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • uncle ernie says:
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        Who would you want

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair, who do you need? Bat over arm in vacuum

          • uncle ernie says:
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            Escobar is basically a strong bench player at this point. I feel he’s topped out for the season

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              If he’s on the bench for you, grab Odorizzi

  114. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – keep forever (12 teams), which side do you like for win now?

    $31 Scherzer + $14 Edwin
    or
    $3 Ryu + $21 Rhys + $6 Dyson (Dyson is a bench bat majority of weeks – weekly lineups)

    Thanks.

  115. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. looks like Senzel is back in the lineup. who do you like better for this week?

    senzel – 3 vs hou, 4 @ mil
    odor – 4 vs cle, 3 vs cws

    also, in 12 team weekly roto leagues, who do you like between:

    merrill kelly – vs col, vs sf
    marquez – @ lad
    matz – @ atl

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Senzel

      Kelly

  116. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    12 team, 5×5 roto

    Which of these streams do you like? I’m on pace for IP and could potentially start all of them if I wanted to. But, my ERA and WHIP are both last and I need best possible starts. They’re all at home.

    Fiers v. BAL ($9.7)
    Mikolas v. MIA ($15.7)
    Kikuchi v. KC ($24.6)
    Bassitt v. BAL ($26.6)
    Marco Gonzalez v. KC $20.8)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t trust Marco, Kikuchi or Mikolas

  117. William Hung says:
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    To counter by regret over dropping Clevinger, I picked up Lance Lynn for his 2x start week. I hope Lynn goes out and shuts down the Indians and Clevinger gives up a bunch of runs. Knowing my luck, the opposite will happen and my droppers remorse will just deepen

  118. DonnieB says:
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    Howie Kendrick or Odor? Both have 7 home games this week. Thanks!

  119. baby seal says:
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    Grey,

    Got a couple trade ideas here. Who wins each?

    1. Paddack + Senzel for Nola + Colome
    2. Paddack + Cruz for Nola + Yates/Jansen

    Thanks!
    Seal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nola 2. Nola Yates or Jansen

      • baby seal says:
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        Hilarious because I feel like those are generous offers, but the guy I’m trading w/ who has Nola is saying no to both… must have PTSD!?!

        Wtv, I’m rolling w/ the Streamonator these days. Going to get my money’s worth!!

        QUESTION: I see two good Hittertron pickups for this week are Mercado and Odor. I have a bit of a SB need and Senzel could be nicked up.

        1. You have a preference on either?
        2. Still rolling w/ Senzel, generally?
        3. Wheeler has been my worst pitcher by far this year — at what point do we move on from him?

        Cheers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. Senzel

          2. Sure

          3. You drafted him bc of how well he pitched in the 2nd half last year, we’re not even there yet

          • baby seal says:
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            Word, thanks G

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

              • baby seal says:
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                I missed you so I’m back w/ one more comment haha.

                This was the first year I drafted pitchers “early” and wasn’t even *that* early.
                – Taillon in the 5th
                – Hand in the 6th
                – Wheeler in the 9th

                Thought the noob strategy of getting closers earlier was actually a good call w/ the changing landscape. Thank god I did haha…
                1. What do u think about that strategy if you had to project for next year??
                2. Think if I get a pitcher earlier next yr then it needs to be a guy like Cole who’s on a good team and will rack Ks. Thots?

                I’ve always been a guy to fade pitching early, which is why I was drooling when the market shifted this yr. Was also a major reason I started following your stuff once I found it. *This guy gets it!*
                3. Unfortunately, thought you were crazy on Mondesi! Had Treat last year and now realize how easy I had it… not making this mistake again.
                4. Another thing I really liked was your stance on catchers. I fully planned on punting it, but Grandal was sitting there at pick 150 and just had to pull the trigger. That worked out.

                5. Think we’ll see some sort of correction for SP next year? At least I think the market over-corrects after so many got burned this year…

                Cheers

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  1. We’re in June
                  2. We’re still in June

                  3. Okay
                  4. All right
                  5. Unlikely

                  • baby seal says:
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                    Thanks. Answer B to your imaginary poll

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Thank you, baby seal! Now we’re helping each other!

  120. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey,

    At an impasse here. With Upton Giancarlo and Judge all back now and soon I need to drop someone. Who do you think between Dansby Swanson and Garret Cooper. Have mondesi at SS and yordan and ohtani clogging my DH spots so kind of leaning towards dansby since cooper has multi positional eligibility. Thoughts?

    Ok, I also have Kyle tucker on the bench but since I also have Yordan I’m feeling a bit greedy and drooling at the prospect of of having them both active on my team haha.

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooper, Tucker, Dansby

      • Alex says:
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        Ok so you’re saying drop Cooper first correct?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • Alex says:
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            Cool thanks man

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  121. JB says:
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    Jose Ramirez vs Yordan Alvarez rest of season. Who you got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yordan

      • William Hung says:
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        I hope this is right – I tried to trade Yordan for Jo-Ram and it got declined

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Turn out to be the trade you’re glad it didn’t go through

  122. Ivan Make Basket says:
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    victor robles or greg polanco rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  123. saint says:
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    Hello Grey,

    12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS QS 3 OF Daily Redraft

    C Narvaez
    1B Bell
    2B K. Marte SS-2B- OF
    SS Story
    3B Suarez
    OF Yelich
    OF Brantley
    OF Yordan
    UT Voit
    BE Domingo

    Verlander, Wheeler, Woodruff, Heaney, Musgrove, Flaherty, T. Richards, Pablo, Gallen, Weaver IL

    Chapman, Doolittle, Kelley

    Was just offered Ryu for Bell. He also has Berrios.

    Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Would prefer to trade a lesser bat for a lesser arm, but it’s fair

      • saint says:
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        Thanks again Grey,

        His lesser arms arm are Ray, Boyd, Nola, Odorizzi, Gibson and Yonny.

        1) Is Voit worthy of any?

        2) He also had offered Ryu/Kepler for Yelich, but I’m assuming not interested in that one, are you?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. No 2. No

  124. Djr says:
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    Drop Freddy peralta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  125. prestige says:
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    Need ERA and Wins the most, would you feel confident with any of these tomorrow?

    M Kelly home vs Rockies (Sensatelz)
    Kikuchi home vs. Royals (Bailey)
    Eflin at Nationas (Fedde)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Comfortable? Nah, but I guess Kelly

  126. Gregg Jeffries, Future Star says:
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    Coming off a big win, but sort of middling in a H2H league… yet I truly do feel I like these doods. Any obvious moves to be made? Here is the squad, followed by some choice available bats and arms:

    C – Garver
    1B – Hoskins
    2B – Baez
    3B – Escobar
    SS – Andrus
    Infidel – Swanson
    LF – Conforto
    CF – Trout
    RF – Dahl
    Outfidel – Mallex
    Utilfidel – Donaldson
    BN – Albies, Domingo
    DL – Stanton, H Dozier, Gennett

    SP – Bauer, Corbin, Marquez, Lynn, Ed-Rod, Yonny
    RP – Iglesias, Neris, Kelley, Pressly
    DL – Glasnow, German

    Bats – Markakis, B Reynolds, Gardner, Laureano, JBJ, Mercado, JaCoby Jones, Profar, Puig
    Arms – Framber, Musgrove, Pablo Lopez, Gibson, Fiers, Jon Gray, Caleb Smith (allegedly returning soonish)

    Thanks!
    Sir Gregory Jeffries

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you have Ozzie and Domingo on your bench, something is wrong… You should make trades to fix your pitching — Donaldson and Albies for SP?

  127. rhodyballer says:
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    Markakis, G. Polanco, Eaton, Laureano, K. Calhoun or or Cooper ROS? Roto redraft.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Laureano

  128. Raise The Mound says:
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    Was looking at Hoskins’ xStats. His xSLG is only .422 and xBA .233. His actual SLG is 100 points higher. He’s always outperformed his xStats, but that .271 average will likely fall though.

    Do you put much stock in xStats relative to actual performance?

    Should he be someone to look to sell if you have other quality 1B and a stacked OF?

    Would you trade him for Yordan or Moose? It’s a redraft league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a .245-.250 hitter, has been his entire career, nothing’s changed… Looks like a solid bet for 100/34/110/.245 — if you want to sell that, depends what you can get

      • Raise The Mound says:
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        I’ll just fix my eyes on the 100/34/110 and not the .245 then and be content.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup!

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      IMO xStats to a degree are mostly explaining luck or quality rather than predictors, sometimes they foretell future results, sometimes they don’t. Some players consistently defy these numbers, e.g. players like Stanton could get less than “ideal” contact and still hit a HR 450ft. I see them mostly as useful descriptors to explain whats happening rather saying what should be.

  129. Mo Money says:
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    I was offered David Peralta for Austin Riley. Yay or nay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nay

  130. Tony says:
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    Corbin for giolito in a dynasty wich side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giolito

  131. BBX says:
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    I need two starters from the following for the week:

    Kikuchi vKC, vBAL
    Lucchesi vMIL, maybe @PIT
    Fried vNYM
    Musgrove vSD

    SON looooves Kikuchi at home in a 2-start week vs. KC and BAL but I’m scared. Which two are you taking?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucchesi, none, Musgrove

  132. ThE sHiT says:
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    Give up Sunday Santana, get Framber, which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  133. Matty says:
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    Do you anticipate better returns from Lowe or Howie Kendrick ROS? I know it’s a little tomato/ tomato.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowe

  134. DLev45 says:
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    12 team H2H 5×5

    WDIS tonight: Benintendi @ MIN (Berrios) coming off of injury or Mallex v. KC (Duffy) while he is a schmotato?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mallex

  135. braves uk says:
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    hey Grey!

    15 team roto with OBP instead of avg.

    1)
    Give: Luke Voit & Didi Gregorius
    Get: Starling Marte
    Which side would you rather have or is it fair?

    2) If you do the trade, would you rather give up Didi or Marcus Semien?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Voit, fair 2. Didi

  136. Juakka says:
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    Should i drop fried, musgrove, or nelson, for Lugo , alacantra, meryl kelly, stripling, urias, fiers, trevor williams , trevor richards, pineda, yammamato, chase anderson, gallegos? I really need to help lower my era whip and strikout to walk ratio. I fell to second for the first time this season and being almost last in those catagories now looks like i wont be back up to first if i dont.

    • Jubakka says:
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      Well the k-BB needs to go up the others need to go down. Corbin is killing me. All three pitchers im asking if i should drop are killing me. My era is 4.07 or something like that. Theres no holds but im 3rd in wins and relivers could help out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should look at matchups for these guys — also, have no idea of league depth for whether it’s okay to drop Nelson, Musgrove, Fried — in shallower leagues, I’d drop all three

    • Jubakka says:
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      Besides pitchers in the minors thats it i could choose from. Alot of benches but its a 12 team. Fiers, and means are available

  137. Db says:
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    We ok to start plesac in k/9 league the strikeouts are there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      League depth matters more than categories

      • Db says:
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        12 team league

  138. prestige says:
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    Would you stream Senzatela @Arizona in 12 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  139. Licketty Splits says:
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    Having trouble letting go of either Paddack or F Peralta in a RCL since there is such a small bench. Neither guy has a “SP gig” currently. Hoping Paddack can turn it around when he gets back so I feel I have to hold on there. Peralta is better then all of the Brewer staff except Woodruff. He seems to have figured things out throwing his curve for strikes then using high heat very effectively. Mindset out there is close to Woodruff’s aggressiveness ..reminds me some of a young Pedro Martinez
    1) I probably need to drop Peralta to stream?
    2) Do I dare start Wheeler today @ Atl …I know SON likes it but it seems risky…sit /start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Not in RCL

  140. Curious George says:
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    Haven’t done this since the draft thought I’d get a near mid season eval – currently in 2nd in a 10 team h2h cats with ops and svhds. What adjustments would you be looking to make ROS?

    C- I prefer not to have bad hitters (none)
    1b- Rizzo
    2b- Kendrick
    3b- vlad
    Ss- mondesi
    Mi- Bregman
    Ci- Machado
    Of- acuna
    Of- soto
    Of- hoskins
    Of- s Marte
    Of- Dahl
    Utl- tatis
    Bench- Domingo Santana

    Sp: verlander, Bauer, buehler, flaherty, Marquez, syndergaard, Glasnow
    RP: Vazquez, Doolittle, Giles, Workman, Buttrey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your hitting looks great, your pitching after Walker looks wonky… Don’t know if you can stream, but better off trading German, Noah and Flaherty for one upgrade and stream

      • Curious George says:
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        Giving up on flaherty and Marquez? Been bad for me all year… I don’t mind shopping syndergaard – I didn’t want him but got offered him in a trade that at the time was too good to refuse (Machado and syndergaard for moose, Bieber, and holland-hasn’t panned our like I thought)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not giving up, I’m saying to trade them — there must be a ton of guys on waivers for you to just stream instead

    • Cram It says:
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      None. Maybe get a power upgrade in the OF.

  141. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Have a preference between these two (HT has it as a pick em).

    Benintendi – 3 @ min, 3 vs tor
    Conforto – 3 @ atl, 4 @ chc

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      7 games is better than 6

  142. OaktownSteve says:
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    I’m doing one of my occasional DFS nights tonight. Starting Tommy Milone and I’ve got a mini stack of Marlins against Mikolas. I’m not sure I’m great at this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve still never done it — I like Marlins tho, Own Harold Ramirez and Cooper in multiple leagues

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        It’s basically another line up to look at for a night. The main thing you have to do is avoid the contests where folks can make multiple entries. You get some highly capitalized players who will use an algorithm to get a ton of lineups in. Tough to beat those guys. I mostly just play the 50/50 split games where everybody in the top half gets paid.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It doesn’t sound bad, but I don’t need more pot committing to more lineups

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            Yeah. I deposited 25 bucks about 3 years ago and I have 27 in my account going into tonight. I play sometimes when I’m going to be at the check stand for the closing shift just to have something to keep me entertained.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              If I had $25 bucks in there I’d go thru it in 5 mins and redeposit $500

  143. AintLifeGrand says:
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    6×6 OBP & QS 10 tm Redraft

    Didi riding my bench as have Semien, Mondesi, and Escobar holding down starting lineup.

    Lynn available and I could 2 start him instead of Marquez (@LAD), Boyd (@PIT), Heaney (@TOR).

    Make the swap Didi for Lynn, and if so who is the bench for Lynn to start?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, bench Marquez

  144. Papa Jean Segura says:
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    Trade my Baez for Bregman and Framber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  145. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 OPS QS

    Vazquez
    Bellinger
    Mondesi
    Lindor
    Baez
    Trout, E. Rosario, D. Santana
    Util: Albies, Cooper
    Bench: F. Reyes
    Giolito, Price, Lucchesi, Heaney, P. Lopez, Canning, Happ
    W. Smith, Colome, Romo, Kennedy, Strop

    Soler, Gurriel available, A. Garcia was just dropped.

    Should I drop anyone for any of these three, or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franmil for Soler

  146. Catch says:
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    Rank em

    Eloy
    Soler
    Olson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eloy, Olson

  147. big league choo says:
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    5×5 obp dynasty

    OF logjam

    My avisail for dansby swanson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  148. Yu says:
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    Elias or Kelley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Elias

  149. CP says:
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    trade my e. escobar for his castillo if I need an arm? fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  150. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    Drop Wellington Castillo or Danny Jansen for Zack Collins?
    (AL Only 2 Catcher League – no bench)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  151. toolshed says:
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    Strahm has been pretty awful lately. One bad start in Coors and Miami hit him well prior to going on the dl for his made up injury. Is he a hold or cut in a 12 teamer? His next start is vs mil (not using him). But if he remains on 5 day rest he has @ bal and vs sf.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He had one bad start in Coors, doesn’t count

  152. jacks says:
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    Some lineup Qs for this week:

    Austin Meadows has been pretty awful since he hurt his foot last week. And he’s not so great against LHP and has 3 this week. So I’m thinking of sitting him for the hot Laureano. Might be overmanaging …. Meadows or Laureano?

    Second Q is Didi vs Senzel. Which one? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meadows

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Senzel

  153. Mr Baseball says:
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    TRADE WOULD YOU MAKE THIS TRADE

    W. Merrifield KC O. Mercado Cle A. Reyes StL – SP

    for D. LeMahieu NYY

    I give up LeMahieu NYY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whit side

  154. YC says:
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    Hey Grey – am I over thinking starting Jalen Beeks in a weekly league? He doesn’t appear to be very good but he doesn’t use a start in a 180 max league and has a decent shot at a win. I have a poor win to start ratio. Other option would be Framber @ NYY (which I’m frightened of).

    Beeks already has 5 Wins though.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who is Beeks facing?

      • YC says:
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        Nothing is certain yet, but they are @OAK second half of the week. He just pitched yesterday.

        I’m trying to get ahead of the curve on these bulk relievers in max start leagues. I’m thinking they could become super valuable if more teams go this route. The NYY are now doing it too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t mind @OAK, but it’s not an easy ‘start’

  155. Prince George says:
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    Hi Grey, 12 team keeper, standard roto, I know they’re different things but rank for most valuable over next 2-3 years: Y. Alvarez, Wheeler, or Woodruff. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yordan, Wheeler

  156. Beastman says:
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    16-team OBP league, trade Trea turner for Rhys Hoskins and Ahmed Rosario? Trea easily my biggest source of steals but could use the added power.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner, it’s fairish

  157. Sam says:
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    Zack Collins the pick up as catcher over Alfaro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  158. Juubaka says:
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    Should i drop Gallon, musgrove, Nelson, or Fried for Alzolay, or Reyes?

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      nelson simply a streamer rather than a stash like gallen. could easily stream him for alzolay, up soonest of the rookies (reyes barely doesn’t count as rookie, but is a stash)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nelson, Gallen

  159. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Owning both Alvarado and Bruce isn’t leaving me with much roster flexibility to grab streamers, hot relievers/hitters etc.

    Is Bruce droppable, given that he’s hurt (I also have Dahl and Piscotty for the RF slot). Or is he really a must-own in that lineup?

    My relievers are a pile of crap so I’d like to hold Alvarado given he’s likely to get at least some saves when he comes back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think Bruce is pretty much a must-own in Philly

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        Thought you might say that! Can’t just dump Piscotty either.

        How long before we think about jettisoning Travis Shaw? Drafted him in the 8th so it’s not like I’m super attached but would hate for him to catch fire on someone else’s team.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can lose Shaw

          • Stephen Lyon says:
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            Thanks – I can use Moncada in the 2B slot and have Hiura lurking at NA…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hiura should be back soon

  160. Mikeisalegend says:
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    Hey Grey – Thanks for the years of wisdom and humor.

    I’m in a dogfight for 2nd place, and I’m in need of Doubles (7th), Average (last), Runs (last). Currently sitting in 5th for HR, and 2nd for RBIs.

    I have a shitty 2B/MI core of Profar and Jose Ramirez (with Cesar Hernandez on the bench this week).

    Have plenty of CI (Olson, Hoskins, Cron, Cooper, Abreu).

    Do you think that offering Matt Olson ($8 Sagarin) for Lourdes Gurriel ($7 Sagarin) is a good idea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

      Not a great trade, you should do better than Lourdes — Or send Cooper for Lourdes

  161. Travis Hafner says:
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    In a keeper league, would you prefer Benintendi or Eloy? Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi — close

  162. Crime dog says:
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    I am so sick of owning wheeler, Corbin and Marquez on the same team. They all just get pounded and should be so much better

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, it’s miserable!

      • Crime dog says:
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        Positive regression come to me!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Please!

  163. Dancin Homer says:
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    Padres bringing up Logan Allen to start tomorrow…anything to see here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream for now

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      i’m guessing by this point framil just wins this regardless of matchups/amounts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

      • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        wow, framil must really be cold lately for that. i don’t own him anywhere to know offhand. i do own a.gordon in deep/AL onlies though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Franmil’s been benched for Renfroe

        • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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          oh crap, now i see it, whereas a week ago or so renfroe (SHAGGY) was losing time for naylor now it’s franmil. missed the whole @ COL series, yuck.

          • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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            depth charts is late to this though, they’re still showing franmil over naylor, whereas they jumped really quick last week (like renfroe benched maybe 2 out of 3) to showing naylor over renfroe, but even that didn’t last long.

  164. Henry Rownegardner says:
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    Hey grey,

    Keeper league turning dynasty league this offseason. 12 team h2h 5×5 with obp. A kid in my league approached me for trea turner who is a 20th round keeper and every year he goes up 2 rounds. He’s willing to do Trout and JD who cannot be kept or Trout and Whit who also cannot be kept. I feel like this trade wins me the league as I’m in 2nd. What are your thoughts!?

    C – Alfaro
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Mondesi
    3B – La Stella
    SS – Turner
    OF- Mazara
    OF – Acuna
    OF – Hoskins
    OF – Cooper
    UTIL – Dahl
    UTIL – Gurriel Jr.
    Bn – Didi
    IL – Springer

    P – Hader
    P – Greene
    P – Neris
    P – grant
    P – Carlos Martinez
    P – Iglesias
    P – Newcomb
    P – Clevinger
    Bn – Lucchesi
    Bn – hill
    Bn – Gibson
    Bn – DeSclafani
    Bn – Perez
    IL – T. Williams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Win the league, take Trout and JD

  165. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    anybody else just love it when you got a guy coming back in like exactly a day and get lucky to not have to drop anybody at all, pence is working out awesomely for me, i’ll have either stanton/altuve/upton either back or already are at exactly the same time pence goes out. it just works out so damn well timeframe wise. whereas let’s say pence was claimed to not be DL’ing for another 2-10 days (al la NYM or WAS or LAA and how they usually route their actually injured players) then you’d have to drop something, possibly somebody useful, then BAM you want that guy back and have to wait for him to get through WW’ers. thank you TEX, for not jerking us, yourselves, nor pence around here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, same with Quinn for me in one league

  166. Elwood Blues says:
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    So I have $35 left out of $50 for call-ups and traded players from AL in my NL Only keeper league (12 team 5×5) I am already playing more for next year.. how do I bid on Dallas and Kimbrel.. as I look for a starter and closer to keep for next year.. or do I pass on both and wait to see what comes over at deadline?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go $6 on Kimbrel, $3 on Keuchel

    • Elwood Blues says:
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      Most good closers in our league.. since it is keeper go.in the $20-$29 range.. someone of course in need of saves may bid all $50 on Kimbrel I imagine

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, I’m just saying keep them honest and let them go to someone else

  167. The Great Knoche says:
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    Might be last team Edwin Jackson plays for.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup

    • The Harrow says:
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      i’d bet against that (not that he deserves it), just going off how many damn teams sign him at least once.

  168. Whirlaway says:
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    need to drop 2 of Cron, Avisail, Conforto, Renfroe, Cooper in a yahoo 12 team h2h OPS league. Which 2?

    I’m first in steals but middling in HR-AVG-OBP….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail, Cooper

  169. frankgrimes says:
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    I’m sad Bauer the broken never caught on and now he fixed himself.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, bummer

  170. jason batteiger says:
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    same 20 teamer as yesterday, here are the actual deals i can do (one was discussed, but more could be added to it)
    C streamer
    1B whit (2B/CF/RF)
    2B odor
    SS andrus
    3B profar (most IF slots)
    LF y.alvarez
    CF desmond (1B/LF)
    RF blackman (CF)
    util (1) eloy (LF)
    BN (we have 4 total BN slots and at most one of them can be used for a pitcher): dannys antana (1B/2B/CF), choo (LF/RF), mazouza (RF)
    DL: stanton (LF/RF), gallo (1B/all OF), big willie (LF)
    NA (10): jp martinez, l.taveras, valera , x.edwards, varsho, b.thompson, brujan
    SP: archer, darvish, ryu, morton, skaggs, j.urias
    RP (7): buttrey, martin, leclerc, pressly, wittgren, romo
    DL (5): morrow, l.farrell
    NA: winn, crouse, d.garcia (NYY, possible trade chip later to NYY as well)

    1. blackman for paxton (trade darvish either to this guy for a bad 2nd rounder (35ish overall) or to another owner for good 2nd rounder (but he hasn’t gotten back to me yet)
    2. blackman + profar for paxton + gurriel (gurriel is ranked a few hundred slots higher this season in this league than profar mostly from his putouts (defensive stats which i am generally weak at). but are we worried about his playing time when correa/altuve/springer are back?
    3. blackman for keuchel + w.ramos (trade darvish or archer for a draft pick to somebody else)

    i’m guessing the losers in playing time when those HOU 3 are back are primarily marisnick/white/kemp and gurriel goes to 1B, bregman back to 3B.

    here are the other ones i at least thought might be doable (these owners have not responded to emails as of yet, and these might be the kind of owners that don’t follow emails, at least some of them); for now just rule out the ones you’d just not do, as i don’t yet have even close to complete info on whether these are even doable. blackman now equals # below.
    4. # for suarez
    5. # for one of corbin/odorizzi (trade darvish/archer for draft pick possibly to this owner)
    6. # for jose ram + probably weaker draft pick (based on how horrible he’s been for about a year now)
    7. # + a SP + probably draft pick or even more for both otanis (doubt owner goes for this), would almost have to remove some other hitter for this to even make sense (desmond maybe or better)
    8. # for muncy (+ draft pick maybe, throw back profar)
    9. # for wheeler (trade SP for draft pick after)
    10. # for l.castillo (trade SP for draft pick after)
    11. # + something for senzel
    12. # + darvish or archer for marquez + pretty decent draft pick
    13. # for mostsuckass + lower draft pick
    14. # for minor + draft pick
    15. # + 2 of skaggs/archer/darvish for heaney and minor
    16. # for berrios or giolito + draft pick (trade one of darvish/archer for draft pick)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Some of these are obviously great…Berrios, Giolito , Castillo… some are fair, Eugenio, Wheeler, Muncy etc…realistically, Pax and Profar seems decent

      • jason batteiger says:
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        just to make sure in that one i move out profar + blackman for pax + gurriel (better in this league from def stuff than 5×5 leagues, also doubles/triples/BB’s are stats, so more of a bump to a guy with a better hit tool, even if a boring one like him, assuming we don’t think he gets F’d for at bats soon)

        • jason batteiger says:
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          and hits too. even more stuff that make a boring putout high average guy worth more.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, gotcha, yeah, still fair tho

  171. William Hung says:
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    Maybe Zack Wheeler should go back to Zach…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Or Wack Zheeler

      • William Hung says:
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        I’m thinking of throwing out some buy low offers. As a German Marquez & Flaherty owner, I feel like trying to get Wheeler would be a wonderful idea to just build my pitching staff on “they should be better”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA, tortuous

  172. Shallow League Decisions says:
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    Gary Sanchez owner didn’t want Corbin/Garver for him. But, Sanchez owner wants Muncy who I just traded Corbin for. Muncy is great for the multi-position insurance, but I’m thinking of going ahead and trading him for Sanchez, because either Muncy or Bell will be on the bench and I could get more production out of Sanchez being in my lineup everyday.

    Looking at my roster below, would you trade either Muncy or Bell for Gary Sanchez? I could drop Garver to get a better bench bat.

    C Garver
    1B Hoskins
    2B Baez
    3B Rendon
    SS Story
    OF Yelich, Acuna, Rosario
    UTIL Mondesi
    UTIL Bell
    Bench Muncy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Sanchez for Muncy

      • Shallow League Decisions says:
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        Weird how I really did end up trading Corbin for Sanchez…it just took an extra trade to get there.

        Thanks for the advice.

  173. William Hung says:
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    Brasier coming on for the save… I thought the Sox were done with that

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know right

      • Better Call Limehouse says:
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        it’s been a long time since, to the point where he’s even been dropped in 16 teamers with holds.

  174. Funniest opener of the season. Bravo, sir. Bravo.

    Also, Trevor Noah said my hot sauce “danced on his tongue” – this week is Aubrey Plaza! I friggin love her!

  175. WhiteRabbit says:
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    FWIW – Nelson pitched an ok game until the 5th – 6k’s, 5 hits and no walks in 4 IP and he looked decent… (but) then he decides to walk 3 and Houser comes in and lets em all score. That being said – he’s going to be rusty for another month and the Brewers just need to keep him on a short leash until he’s got his legs under him. I agree – he’s barely a streamer at this point but a nice stash if you have the space

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