Hello, Genie, I have three wishes for this baseball season?  My first wish is “No one I own get hurt.”  I didn’t buy Kevin Kiermaier, Steven Souza or Troy Tulowitzki, so I made your job easy for you, great, powerful Genie.  My 2nd wish is “Everyone I own do well.”  I drafted Trea Turner, Luke Voit, Enrique Hernandez, so, really, I’m doing much of the heavy lifting for this wish too.  My 3rd and final wish is “All 3rd base coaches send runners home by doing The OA interpretative dance.”  Thanking you in advance, Genie.  Wait a second, you’re not a genie, you’re Bartolo Colon in Blue Man Group paint.  Damn you!  So, we’re off and running for another great season, just like the Dodgers’ offense.  Enrique Hernandez (2-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs) hit two home runs.  Ya know what, maybe Kiké does love me.  Next up, Joc Pederson (3-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs) hit two homers, as he hit leadoff.  A double dong day from Wong and Joc?  Baseball, do you stuff your pants?  Also, Max Muncy (1-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit his first homer, saying, “Hey, don’t forget Grey wrote a sleeper post about me?”  Then Cody Bellinger (2-for-4, 2 runs) hit his 1st homer; he’s not Cody Malinger!  Actually, I’m convinced Dave Roberts could field any lineup and they would score more runs than their opponent for at least 90+ games, especially when they’re going up against some of these teams.  Wilmer Flores (1-for-4, 1 run) was the three hole hitter on the Diamondbacks.  I love Wilmer and his ubiquitous tears like he’s reading The Notebook, but there’s a bunch of MLB lineups out there that just are not good.  Also, in this game, Corey Seager (1-for-3) hit his 1st homer and Austin Barnes (3-for-4, 2 runs) hit his first homer, because BASEBALL’S BACK!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Zack Greinke – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  How long do I have to wait until I tell you, “I told you so?”

Adam Jones – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer.  Do we have a Zombino sighting?  Hide your brain custard!  He’s hungry!  Wait, also in their outfield is Christian Walker (2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer)…The White Walker!

Greg Bird – 1-for-4 with his 1st homer as he started at 1st base.  Mean’s while, Luke Voit (1-for-1, 4 RBIs and his 1st home run) started at DH and hit cleanup.  Once Jacoby Ellsbury returns this will change.  KIDDING!  What, you can’t pick up on jokes?  Though, once Aaron Hicks returns this could change.  As of right now, I’d own Bird and Voit and, like an unlabeled salt and pepper shaker, just wait to see what shakes out.

Andrew Cashner – 4 IP, 6 ER.  Your Opening Day starter is Andrew Cashner = Investing in Theranos.

Pete Alonso – 1-for-4 as he made the team and hit 2nd.  Something is not right with me.  I’m excited about Mets hitters.  Could someone check my temperature rectally?  I’d appreciate it.  There will be more on Alonso in this afternoon’s Buy column.  That’s right, snitches!  There’s a Buy column today.  It’s baaaaaaaaaack.

Jacob deGrom – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks vs. Max Scherzer – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 12 Ks.  Maybe it wasn’t the best idea for me to start so many Mets and Nats hitters in this matchup.  Point made.

Robinson Cano – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  The Mets are hazing Cano by forgetting to tell him that they don’t score for deGrom.

Trea Turner – 2-for-4 and 3 steals.  Can’t believe no one else was drafting this Nats guy, Trey Turner. Was able to get him at pick 450.

Elvis Andrus – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Sell!  Okay, kidding.  Only because who is buying this schmohawk?

Hunter Pence – 1-for-4, 1 run as he hit 5th.  Can’t him and Tulo get lost on the Lost island or something?

Nomar Mazara – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, as he hit behind Pence.  The Rangers’ lineup looks like it was picked out of a hat.  A giant freakin’ clown hat!

Javier Baez – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homers.  Good thing everyone told you to avoid Baez this year because he swings a lot.  Did anyone ever answer the question, what if this is who Baez is?  Ya know, a 35/15/.265 hitter who happens to swing a lot.  Did people lambast Vladimir Guerrero Sr. when he swung at everything?  Some guys just swing.  This drove me nuts all preseason when people refused to draft Baez because he swung a lot.  Yeah, he swung a lot last year too when he put up a top 10 fantasy season.  Terrible narrative when someone says someone swings a lot.  Heard it with Mondesi too.  Some guys swing a lot, it doesn’t mean they’re bad for fantasy.  Sure, OBP leagues are different, but that’s why there was OBP rankings!  Ugh, one game in and I’m already annoyed.

Kris Bryant – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  I bet on him bouncing back in a few leagues and so far he is poking his head out of the vagina of baseball and about to be reborn!

Kolten Wong – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd home run.  Sonavabench!  Why is he on my bench?  Hayzeus Christmas, what the hell am I doing?  That was the best Wong double dong since Jennifer Connelly in Requiem for a Dream!  Wong might be the first hot schmotato alert, but it’s also worth noting he was replaced by Jose Martinez, who almost homered, even after the Wong double dong.

Harrison Bader – 2-for-3 and his 1st homer.  Not gonna tell you I wrote a Harrison Bader sleeper post this offseason, but I will tell you that while not telling you it.

Miles Mikolas – 5 IP, 5 ER and was pitchslapped by Jhoulys Chacin (5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks).  You seeing a person who owns Mikolas, “Damn, I just saw you yesterday and now you look like you have so many miles on your face.”  Sadly, “Yeah.”

Josh Hader – 2 IP, 0 ER, 4 Ks.  Please don’t let Kimbrel sign in Brewtown.  I might’ve stepped into a giant pile of shizz by accidentally drafting the best closer in baseball while thinking I was getting a middle reliever.

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  Moistasskiss!

Christian Yelich – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Recovering well from his short-lived engagement to Ariana Grande.

Ronald Acuña Jr. – 1-for-2, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 1st steal.  Hey, what do you know, Tildaddy can run from any spot in the lineup.  Weird, must be a new rule.

Andrew McCutchen – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  If McCutchen gets 550 ABs in that Phils’ lineup, it’s gonna be hard for him not to exceed his draft day price.  Why this wasn’t clearer to me in the preseason, I’m not sure.  I think I was wearing my ageist goggles.

Maikel Franco – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Okay, can I go back two weeks and draft every Phillies hitter?  What’s the best Travelocity rate on Jose Canseco’s time machine?

Rhys Hoskins – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs with a grand slam.  He made the Braves pay for intentionally walking Bryce Harper.  This could be a familiar refrain like, “Who let the dogs out?”

Jose Peraza – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer, because he’s a 6-hole hitter now and that’s what 6-hole hitters do, apizzarently.  I give the Reds another week for Peraza to be hitting leadoff or 2nd or I will bring on the lambasting.  This is Lambastball dot com, after all!

Luis Castillo – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Did he give us all a head fake with his poor Spring Training?

Raisel Iglesias – 1 1/3 IP, 1 ER as he entered the game in the 8th in a save opp because David Bell wants his Bell rung.  I don’t know what David Bell is doing, and I’m not sure he does either.  Amir Garrett relieved Raisel in the 9th and David Hernandez relieved him, closing it out, so *shrugs* Yeah, I have no idea.  Hoping Bell just thought it was a good idea to try his closer for two innings in the 1st game of the season.

Carlos Correa – Sat out yesterday, and is day-to-day with neck soreness.  Correa already in midseason form!

Blake Snell – 6 IP, 5 ER.  I told you to draft him last year, not this year.  *tiptoes out of room, tiptoes into room filled with angry Snell owners*  Oh, hey, guys.

Austin Meadows – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  Please don’t platoon him.  Please.

Jose Altuve – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer.  It was an upper decker…*points to bunk bed Altuve sleeps in*  As for his homer, I have no idea where it went.

George Springer – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  So, are him and Bregman gonna alternate years being good?  Because I’m not here for that.

Michael Brantley – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer.  I won’t say he’s going to get injured any day now, but I am thinking it.  I’m sorry, I’m flawed!

Frank Schwindel – 0-for-4 as he hit 5th and played 1st base.  Try to guess which team Frank Schmohawk plays for.  Too slow!  Five ladies and gentlemen, your 2019 Kansas City Royals!

Brad Keller – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Damn, I bet even Keller didn’t see that coming.

Whit Merrifield – 1-for-3, 2 runs and 2 steals.  I’ll take the L if Merrifield is good again this year.  I wouldn’t have bet on that.

Wily Peralta – 1/3 IP, 2 ER as he started the 9th inning in a non-save shituation.  Not sure if a Kazaam! though because I don’t know if he’s the closer.  I’m not sure the Royals know either, which is concerning.  I guessed Boxberger in multiple leagues, and he got the one-out save yesterday.

Chris Sale – 3 IP, 7 ER.  Rational Mind:  It’s a long season.  Irrational Mind: Sale is the worst pitcher ever and he must be injured and what did I do with my 2nd round pick when Grey told me to draft a hitter.

Tim Beckham – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and two more homers (2, 3).  Yo, the universe called and it wants its Tuffy Rhodes back!  I liked Beckham, especially at his price this draft season.  Of course, he will cool a bit, but he does have 20+ homer power, and don’t think he’s going to suddenly lose his job.  At least not until Seager returns in three months, at which time we likely will have moved on to someone else.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer.  Well, yeah, the M’s were going against some scrub pitcher guy named Chris Sale.

Ryon Healy – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  Hot schmotato alert!  Seriously, why not?  He’s swinging the bat well and I nearly wrote a sleeper post about him in December.

Domingo Santana – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  How about we just call him Domingod and be done with it?

Christin Stewart – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run.  Will try not to draw big conclusions from small sample sizes — which is what she said derisively — but Stewart looks like he has 30-homer pop.

Jordan Zimmermann – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 0 walks, 4 Ks vs. Marcus Stroman – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  I could see a lot of random solid performances against the Jays and Tigers this year.  Those lineups…*shudders*  Check the Streamonator for favorable matchups.

Kendrys Morales – Traded to the A’s to play 1B (prolly platoon vs. righties with Canha seeing lefties) while Olson sobs at the sight of every wishbone.  That means in Toronto the DH opens up for the time being. …and the Teoscar goes to DH–Wait, it’s Moonlight!  Well, it might be Rowdy Tellez.  Billy McKinney should see an uptick in eh-bees too.  I grabbed Teoscar in one league — You love me!  You really, really love me! — but it’s a deep league.  None of these guys will be in the Buy column later today, but Teoscar, McKinney and Rowdy are most interesting.

Marcus Semien – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  First, Wong goes deep twice, then Semien hits a long fly, but I’m a Tatis man.  Is baseball flirting with me?  Oh, baseball, you old chestnut.

Mike Fiers – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 5.00.  Fiers gave those Angels hell.  (I can never remember if it’s Mike Fires or Fears, so I will use both pronunciations always.  #neverremember)

Brian Goodwin – Claimed off waivers by the Angels.  At least now when the Angels lose one hundred games they can still always have a Goodwin.  C’mon, high five me for that!  No?  You’re prolly right; it was terrible.

David Fletcher – Did not start vs. a righty. The Ghost of The Sciosciapath is here to haunt me, as I scream, “La Stelllllllllllllllllllla!”

Shohei Ohtani – Took batting practice, and is about three to four weeks away, barring any setbacks.  “Barring any setbacks” is oil to “Angels pitchers” water.  Thankfully (I think), Ohtani just needs to swing a bat.

Jose Urena – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER.  The shine on the Marlins starters sure wore off quick!  I watched Lewis Brinson misplay two balls in the outfield in the matter of three minutes and I wanted to drop every Marlins starter I own.  They just look lifeless.

Jorge Alfaro – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  19 more for a top 5 catcher year!

Kyle Freeland – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the Marlins.  Turning our attention back to the negative that is the Marlins ball club.  It looked like the Marlins hitters packed their spirits in their luggage, tagged it MIA, and that’s where it went, and I don’t mean Miami.

Francisco Lindor – Suffered an acute ankle sprain in a rundown while being a little too darn cute if you ask me, which I say while wagging my finger on The Montel Williams Show.  This sucks major donkey dongs, because, if you drafted him already, well, you’re already pot-committed.  You can’t trade him for fifty cents on the dollar, nor should you.  If you’d like I will institute my first prayer hexagon of the season.  I’ll even spell it szn to try to awkwardly appeal to hipsters.

Taylor Rogers – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER and the save.  Do I get a half a save for Trevor May because I looked at the TV real quick and thought Taylor was Trevor?  No?  Shucksleberry Finn!  So, I grabbed Rogers in one league, because I am a save vulture and I swoop for SAGNOF carcasses.

Jose Berrios – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Everyone still think the Indians are gonna be okay with Tyler Naquin as their three-hole hitter?

Socrates Brito – Released by the Diamondbacks, claimed by the Padres.  Team that needs outfielder releases outfielder to team that has fifteen outfielders.

Franmil Reyes – 0-for-3 as he hit cleanup.  If Franmil somehow wins this right field job, well, as Scooby Doo would say, “Ruh-roh, Renfroe.”

Eric Lauer – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks.  The Streamonator is borderline on his next start, but it’s against the Diamondbacks and I could see it.

Will Smith – Announced as closer for the Giants.  There’s a hard C in closer, but none in Melancon.

Connor Joe – 0-for-1, as he started in left field and hit sixth.  Connor Joe looks like he should have a comma as his middle initial.

  1. Giant Gigantes says:
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    I had to scroll through the names twice looking for Mondesi’s blurb…I guess we’ll have to wait for that inside the parker to get it! The hype is real!

    • LenFuego says:
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      Heh, I did the same thing. It’s not like Grey to not gloat after his offseason pet has a good opening day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t worry, you’ll hear plenty about him… I even mentioned him in Baez’s blurb

    • crimedog says:
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      The mongoose got loose!

  2. Crazy J says:
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    I’m pecking at the same SV carcass as you! Thanks for the always entertaining write-up!

    • Crazy J says:
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      My Y!12 5×5 Winners League… I probably need a closer, maybe two. Any of these guys sound like a good drop to speculate on Taylor Rogers? I am hoping to flip Ryu or one of the newbies to get a more established closer, but that will take at least a month of data if it happens at all.

      C – Alfaro
      1B – Hoskins
      2B – Mondesi
      3B – Bryant
      SS – Segura
      OF – Trout/Dahl/Gallo
      Util – Voit/Muncy
      BN – Buxton/Renfroe
      SP – Clevinger/Marquez/Happ/Lucchesi/Ryu/Woodruff/Strahm/Paddack
      RP – Iglesias/Alvarado/Holland

      I feel like the best call is Renfroe at the moment.

      • LenFuego says:
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        Zero at-bats on opening day suggests Renfroe is the 5th outfielder in SD, especially since he hits right-handed and they were going up against a lefty in Bumgarner. He is the obvious choice to drop.

      • Moneyball says:
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        T.Rogers already looks more promising instead of Holland. Holland won’t last long as “The Closer.” I would imagine both Renfroe & Holland will be off your team in no time.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agree with losing Renfroe for Rogers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  3. Eric B says:
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    Hey Grey, If you had one spot left on your bench, for the roster below, do you add 2B/SS/OF Kike, or the Dodgers Urias in a 5×5 ESPN 10 team OBP league?

    Current roster:
    C G.Sanchez
    1B Freeman
    2B/OF D.Gordon
    3B/OF W.Myers
    SS Correa
    OF Yelich
    OF Buxton
    OF Domingo Santana
    UTIL 1B/3B/SS Profar
    UTIL 2B/SS/3B Baez
    UTIL 1B/3B Muncy
    Bench OF Meadows
    Bench * (Empty)
    IL OF Polanco

    SP Jon Gray
    SP Mike Clevinger
    RP E.Diaz
    SP Flaherty
    RP Iglesias
    RP Leclerc
    SP Kluber
    Bench SP Musgrove
    Bench SP E-Rod
    Bench SP Woodruff
    IL SP R. Hill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias

      • Eric B says:
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        Thanks for the time Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  4. Dr Easy says:
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    Baseball’s back! In RCL, would you drop Senzel for, say, Maikel Franco or Chistin Stewart? Or hold?

    • bigbear says:
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      As a bench bat, I’m not yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maikel

  5. Matt says:
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    Kris Bryant’s dreamy blue eyes & million dollar smile poking out of a baseball vagina. Thanks for that image Grey :)

    Didn’t Mondesi have 2 triples? I feel sorry for all the poor saps that drafted pitching early. I’ll take my Yelich/Acuna all day everyday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, No problem! Mondesi did have 2 triples

  6. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    For 2B — drop Frazier for Kiki?

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      yes – doesn’t matter which Frazier you’re talking about

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  7. Bas Larsen says:
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    Why would you pay for a time machine? Don’t you know that if you look like Aubrey Plaza or Michael J. Fox creepy guys will offer you rides for free?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  8. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Fantastic write-up.

    a. Signed up Beckham, he’ll tank for sure going 0/20. But for tonight I will sit and wish upon a star. He does seem to be focused.

    b. Turner for president! That is all.

    c. Mullin’ over Mullins in my outfield after that really horrific start to the season for the O’s. I’ll see what happens by April 15 or so. I have Bauers in the U with OF eligibility so I can always swap out Mullins for a bench bat. Doesn’t look too promising though even if they do have carte blanche to run all over the place. If they can’t hit or get on base their speed will be useless.

    d. Holy errors, Batman! The Palehose made 3 errors last night. Don’t care how many runs your team scores if you make 3 errors in one game chances are you’re not gonna win or at the very least it’s not a prescription for winning, right?

    e. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for March 29

    Abbott: “What’s the first thing you buy at a baseball park?”
    Costello: “A hot dog…without mustard.”
    Abbott: “No, no… Mustard was made for a hot dog.”
    Costello: “I don’t care what the stuff was made for, I’m not going to eat it. I don’t like it.”
    Abbott: “Mustard and a hot dog goes together!”
    Costello: “Let ’em GO together, I’m not going ta spoil any romance!! I mean, after all, if I don’t like mustard, I don’t have to eat it for you or nobody else…”
    Abbott: “Oh! You didn’t tell me you didn’t like it.”
    Costello: What’re you, a big man? You tell me I gotta eat something, I gotta eat it? I mean, it’s a free country! You can’t go around saying to people, ‘you gotta eat mustard’…”
    Abbott: “Sure, of course it is. I didn’t mean to…”
    Costello: “Mustard makes me sick in the tummy. After all, I got a wife and three kids. If I eat mustard, I get sick; I can’t work. What happens to my wife and kids if I cant work for them? They go to the poor house! YOU’RE A FINE GUY, SENDING MY WIFE AND KIDS TO THE POOR HOUSE!!”
    Abbott: “Who’s sending who where?”
    Costello: “Whaddid my wife and kids ever do to you?!”
    Abbott: “Nothing.”
    Costello: “What right you got to put my wife and kids in the poor house?! COOOOOOME AAAAAAWN, GET MY WIFE AND KIDS OUTTA THE POOR HOUSE!!”

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • frankgrimes says:
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      Is Abbott the fat one?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That’s Lou, Grimey

        • William Hung says:
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          now i have to waste time at work watching old abbott and costello vids

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Why did you ruin him? B. Yes! C. Meh, give him more rope, not like the O’s have other leadoff options D. Haha E. Nice!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Grey!!!

        a. Will do on Mullins!

        b. Sorry for jinxing Beckham. Hope my deep-felt sorrow reverses the jinx.

        c. Have a nice weekend.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          B. You reverse jinxed him now so he’s totally doomed

          C. You too!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Grey!

        I’ll give Mullins some rope, some rope and a rickety stool to climb up on! He better smarten up.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hey! Haha

  9. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Fletcher or Wong? OBP league

    • LenFuego says:
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      Based on one day of lineups, you have to think Wong is more likely to get a significant number of at-bats, so yeah, him. Check lineups again Friday and then over the weekend too.

    • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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      Can’ t go wong with wong

      • stayinhot says:
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        Do two Wongs make a Wright?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  10. Jj says:
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    Some real good ones in here today

    For some reason I woke up at 445, and by 515, I was getting yelled at by wife “why are you giggling like a little girl at 5 in the morning”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Hehe

  11. Fanciful Basesball says:
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    What, no mention of my favorite player to watch-but-not-follow-on-twitter, Captain OBP, Aaron Judge? OBP 800!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, there will be time

  12. muskysmell says:
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    Yooooo Grey! Happy Opening Day to you!

    I’m back and I need you to grade my auction, keeper, 12-team, mixed Roto team:

    C- Alfaro
    1B – Freeman
    2B- Muncy
    3B- R. Devers
    SS- J. Baez
    OF- Trout
    OF- Betts
    OF- Benintendi
    U- D. Dahl

    Bench: Joc, R. McMahon

    P- Degrom
    P- Kluber
    P- E. Rod
    P- Glasnow
    P- Mikolas
    C- S. Greene
    C- C. Allen

    Bench: B. Morrow, S. Gray

    Overall thoughts? I like my offense but you think my pitching is good enough?

    Thx man!!!

    • Moneyball says:
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      Looks like a no entry fee, 4 team league. So A+ for having the equivalent of 4 snake-draft first round picks and 3 second round picks.

      • WhiteRabbit says:
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        bahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhaahahahahaa

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      Nah, sorry bro, JAKE DEGROM isn’t going to cut it as an SP1…or Kluber as your SECOND BEST PITCHER.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pretty stacked team there, prolly won’t need Mikolas and Glasnow and could stream

  13. Jj says:
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    Pretty sure fletcher has hamstring issues and that’s why he sat

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so!

  14. Steve says:
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    I need to drop one of these relievers in a saved + holds league. It’s hard to say which of these non-closers will get saves or holds. In terms of saves+holds who would be the first one you’d drop?
    Trevor May
    Ryan Brasier
    Joakim Soria
    Steve Cishek
    Keone Kela
    Tony Watson
    Kelvin Herrera

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelvin

  15. Jays for Days says:
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    thoughts on Tatis Jr ?

    • Jays for Days says:
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      and also Schwarber or Domingo?

      • Cram It says:
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        Good Jewish folk band with a latin flavor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

      • Jays for Days says:
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        I don’t understand the reference lol. So I don’t know if I should take domingo or schwarber lol

        • Cram It says:
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          Oh I thought you wanted thoughts on them. Domingo.

  16. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Missed these write ups! Lol at a ton, but special shout out to that OA ref….now I’m just thinking of Rhys Hoskins stepping out to take a sign before that grand slam, exchanging OA dance moves/sounds with the 3B coach.

    Perhaps the first catcher scab of the year? Not making any moves after one game, but like your David Fletch note, not great seeing Carson Kelly on the bench against a lefty….Ianetta and Austin Hedges (or even that -falafel guy on Rangers) starting to look interesting if Carson not starting becomes a thing after another week or so…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Yes on OA, that was the worst… Did you get to the Octopus part yet? I’d go Iannetta for Coors

      • erad says:
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        Old night!

        By the end of the episode, I was pretty convinced I was on acid again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Not yet I think? Then again I forgot totally about season 1 ending the way it did. Starting season 2 this weekend…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s batshizz crazy

  17. papasmurf says:
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    Feels like there were so many homers yesterday.

    That dodger game, one dude did nothing, Turner. Guess who has him.

    Smurf in midseason form already. :D

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, Papa Smurf!

  18. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Andrew Mc-Clutchen………..All Harper has to do is stand in there and take walks to make Hoskins better. Not only is this Phils lineup stacked they are feeding off each other. Its only one game but have’nt had this vibe in a long time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s so true… Harper can hit .230 with a .400 OBP

  19. bigbear says:
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    Ha! Awesome Altuve blurb!

    My first sonovabench of the season: Domingo Santana… I mean, Sales right?

    I know you can touch on everyone, so I’ll bury my plug for Ryu down here in the comments section. Sure #D-backs, but plus performance against them anyway.

    McMahon started over Hampson… I’ve been picking McMahon up where he’s still available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Domingo was on your bench? Wow, stacked team… He’s my #1 OF!

      • bigbear says:
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        #1 OF?! Wow… I knew you’re easy like Sunday morning, but didn’t realize how easy!

        Team 1: Acuna (keeper), JD (keeper), Dahl. JBJ and Voit in Util. Yes, stacked team.

        Team 2: JD (missed first round of draft), Hoskins (Shaw/1B), and Dahl. Then went Murphy and Hampson for Util. Hampson is now benched until further notice. No so much a stacked team, as dumb decision on my part.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I was kidding… Not my #1 OF

          #1 — nice! #2 — sexy!

    • steve stevenson says:
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      I did the same stupid thing in a 3OF league — got spooked by Sale and started Gallo over Domingo.

  20. formrchildmodel says:
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    The opening blurb reminded me of the Steve Martin Christmas wish sketch. I caught myself reading it in his voice by the end. I just thought you should know. AnyChoo good stuff as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! That’s a great compliment!

    • bigbear says:
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      Is your screen name “Former Child Model” or “For Mr. Child Model” or “For Merch I’ll D Model”? Either way, it’s uncharted territory for me…

  21. crusha015 says:
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    Would you dump Greinke for Berrios, assuming the other owner would agree to the trade… Immediately regretted drafting Greinke

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  22. Bill Buttlicker says:
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    Happy Opening Day, Grey!

    Count me among the angry Snell owners—can’t say I wasn’t warned—but nothing can compare to the yearlong headache that Jon Gray put me through last season, so I feel well equipped for anything my pitchers throw at me in 2019.

    As per usual, I went into the draft determined to come out with a steady stable of saves but am already floundering on day one. How would you rank these closers/potential closers (both right now and ROS, if you don’t mind?)

    Boxberger
    Colome
    Strop
    Barnes
    Jeffress (as a DL stash obviously)

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too, Buttlicker! It was one game on Snell, so I wouldn’t sweat it (yet)

      Colome, Barnes, Strop

  23. Troy says:
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    Thoughts on the Moralas trade and Pinder? I had him as a potential break out in middle infield when Olson went down but now not sure he sees the ABs. You think Pinder still sees the field regularly?

    • frankgrimes says:
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      Pinder? I barely know her!

      • peacecoast says:
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        YEP, CAME HERE FOR THIS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In the writeup, Troy

  24. Gkory daze says:
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    Hey Grey
    I have Wilson Contreras to trade. As I have Realmuto.
    Which guy should I go after
    Profar
    Odor
    Moncada
    Meadows
    Or Lorenzo Cain ( doubt I will get him)

    Which top 2 guys do you think I can get
    It would be 1 for 1.
    Dealing with 2 different owners.
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Odor/Profar

      • Glory daze says:
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        Great thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  25. Cllubber says:
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    Year long league with 13 teams. No negative hitter points for k’s. On a scale of 1-10 where am I? CBS graded me at D-…lol

    C Sanchez
    1B alonso/mcmahon
    2b Albies
    Ss turner
    3b machado
    Of dahl
    Of acuna
    Of rosario
    Dh e sscobar
    Sp wheeler
    Sp beiber
    Sp glasnow
    Sp e rod
    Sp german
    Sp t richards
    Sp f perez
    Sp montas
    Sp newcomb
    Sp a sanchez
    Rp yates

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, CBS is dumb — That team looks solid to me, I like the hitting a lot… Your SPs are a little risky with no true #1, but it’s solid

      • wendell smith says:
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        Thanks g money!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  26. Jedi says:
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    Grey!

    Thanks for all you do; here’s to a great season!

    I know everyone knee-jerk reacts to the first few games/weeks of the season which is crazy cuz it’s a marathon, but:

    Is it worth adding Domingo Santana while he is still available and dropping either Inciarte or Conforto? Hold? If I drop Inciarte, I would only have 3 guys with 15-20+ steal capability.

    Thanks,

    Jedi

    • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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      Add domingo already, inciarte sucks

    • Cram It says:
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      Domingo was being highlighted before the season started.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Domingo a lot, but not over those guys

      • Jedi says:
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        Thanks! I didn’t think your ranking would change that drastically already.
        The other commenters have valuable insights, but I nary make a move until I hear from the Lothario.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  27. Ronald says:
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    I was offered Chris sale for syndergaard. Would you do that trade, or is something up with Sale. I also have beuhler, Marquez, kikuchi, Burnes, and berrios.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Sale

  28. Moneyball says:
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    Countdown to Greg Allen starting in CF and batting leadoff *fingers crossed*

    100… 99… 98… 97… 96…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How is Naquin their 3 hole hitter?

    • Moneyball says:
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      Are you saying batting a AAAA hitter in the 3-hole isn’t prudent…?

  29. Twins Peaker says:
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    I messed up.

    I was offered $76 Arenado for my $1 Vlad.

    I said no. I’m regretting it.

    Should I go back and re-engage the talks? Should I pursue a multiplayer deal instead? I could try: Rhys/Vlad for Soto/Arenado? Or offer Tatis instead of Vlad?

    I feel like I’m caught up in the “Vlad is the next Trout” hype train.

    Points league.

    • Cram It says:
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      Tough to say with that crooked number and no context. Are you trying to win this year? Of course you can counter if the trade benefits you.

      • Twins Peaker says:
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        Trying to win now, but have enough prospects to win now and win for the next few years. Offense is 8/10 right now without Vlad.

        Abreu, Altuve, Turner, Tatis, Hoskins, Acuna, Benintendi, Mondesi, Piscotty, Whit as is.

        Thanks for the response.

        • Cram It says:
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          Keeper league forever? I’d hold Vlad if that extra $75 will strengthen you somewhere else.

          • Twins Peaker says:
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            Not forever. Both would be for 3 years.

            That’s why I had reservations when it was offered. $75 difference goes a long way in the draft and I’m still curious about Vlad’s value. I may try to just take as much as I can.

            • knucks says:
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              I like your handle TP. Good stuff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  30. Old School Brother says:
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    I have never prayed or believed in a deity until now; Praise Domingod!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  31. J-Money says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Who’s a better fill in for Lindor in an OPS league, Wong or Kiki?

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kiki

  32. Vermontpizzasucks says:
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    Nothing like a half slate of games the day after opening the season to really get you excited!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, wtf

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        And no day games…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, nice schedule

          • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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            I guess they left today open for a lot of northern teams in case yesterday’s games had to be postponed. Would it make too much sense to just not schedule so many cold weather games in the first place? Who is to say, really?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Is that what this is? It’s Friday, let them all play!

  33. knucks says:
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    Did any commenters contact ESPN and get an answer as to why all players have a red triangle, as though they aren’t starting?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stupid ESPN

  34. Al KOHOLIC says:
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    Great opening day or 2nd opening day. Who doesn’t love a hr filled opener except everyone who drafted those pitchers. Hehe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  35. Wally Pipp says:
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    Bird is 100%getting sent down when hicks returns.

    You didnt mention bird struck out in his first 3 at bats. He also made a weird stretch at first and didnt make a very easy scoop that let a little baltimore rally start. Its not a question, bird is going to the minors.

    • knucks says:
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      You’re a very negative person in general, aren’t you?

      • Cram It says:
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        I think he just needs a hug.

    • Cram It says:
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      Gah, yeah Grey! Why didn’t you mention that awkward stretch at first base?!

      The fact is that he is currently playing with Hicks out, so it’s okay to own him until things shake out.

      • Wally Pipp says:
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        Theres nothing to shake out, its already determined

        • knucks says:
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          No. Its not determined. He hits a homer in most games before Hicks is back, they prob try to figure something out… you aren’t Brian Cashman are you? Honestly, that would make a ton of sense. But also be very, very sad.

          • Wally Pipp says:
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            Its decided. Voit isnt losing the job. Boone has said as much in interviews. Listen to the interview with fracesa from 3/27.

            Boone literally says it’s voits job

            • knucks says:
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              Haha Uhh-kayy

              I would rather listen to your podcast then ever “turn Mikes on”.

              You’re prob right, you’re just a douche with how you go about commenting, which is fine.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I didn’t, but I saw it… I tend to agree with you, but it’s one game

  36. peacecoast says:
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    Hittertron not populating yet for todays games FYI. This RCL thing is stressful managing who to stream when and why. Is streaming the way to win in RCL? I predict you have to get

    Watched Mondesi, guy hits two triples and from both sides of the plate. The second one was really a double for other peeps but he just flies.

    the OA finished well, I just love that shit. Have you watched that Ricky Gervais thing yet?

    • knucks says:
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      Saw that too with HT earlier too, but it looks fixed now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The OA is the worst show of all-time! That ending was beyond dumb… Oh my God, Peace, we need to have a talk… Mondesi is silly fast, he has 100 SB speed

  37. happyharry says:
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    Grey, 12 team, H2H, 6X6..Hey I need a WW pick up for Lindor…Tim Anderson, Enrique Hrnandez or Tim Beckham? Thx

    • Cram It says:
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      Kiki for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I guess agree with Cram since it sounds temp

  38. Aardvark says:
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    Who would you rather own in a h2h points league.
    David Robertson or Ryu?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu

  39. RePete says:
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    Should we bench Robbie Ray today @ Dodgers after that offensive explosion yesterday?

    • jon says:
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      I believe in Robbie Ray! I’m calling a low scoring affair today. Robbie Ray for the QS and 7+ Ks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would not have drafted Ray and I’d be nervous about starting him anywhere

  40. wizard of ozuna says:
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    Soler or Domingod?

    • peacecoast says:
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      dimingo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with peace

  41. THE JU says:
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    Should i drop Healy , tim Anderson, Schwarber, or Goodrum

    • THE JU says:
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      whoops i mean for Hosmer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goodrum

  42. Dave D says:
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    Hilarious write-up, Grey, you’re already in mid-season form. This is a fantastic time of year. Love it. It was a fine real opening day too. How about Berrios? I might soon be wishing I had more than 2 shares of him. Urena was doing fine until… but fortunately I had Lauer or Berrios going where he tanked. Nothing is worse than starting the season with a 10.+ era from your supposed #1 starters. Are you listening, Chris “No shares of you” Sale?

    Sadly for our league I started both May and Parker and what happens? Oh my, Rocco…

    Many of my bats showed up though. One team had 7 HRs and 15 RBI. Now I just have keep track of who is who on each of my record nine teams. First world problem.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I watched Urena, he unraveled on bad fielding… But wow what a mess…

  43. Skip Mcgillicuddy says:
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    DOMINGO!

    • Dave D says:
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      ¡Domingo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingod!

  44. Lt says:
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    My Grey top 500 rankings draft had me leaving the park all day! Also at opening day for the Phillies yesterday and this lineup is a force. Arrieta to have a bounce back season and Grey sleeper pick Pivetta it’s gonna be a fun year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      • Dave D says:
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        Hopefully an Eflin good time too, speaking of sleepers!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed!

  45. Thomas Petrone says:
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    I have been offered Edwin Encarnacion + Jose Berrios for Kris Bryant – would you trade Bryant for these 2?

    • Cram It says:
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      No

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      No

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  46. jon says:
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    Start Robbie Ray vs Dodgers today? looking for a boat load of Ks and a QS! I believe!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t own him, but I think you have to start him if you do

  47. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Hey Greg good morning. Okay I have an offer to get me Mike Moustaskas from Marcel Ozuna. I believe you are high on Ozuna this year. The great knoche let me know last night that moustaskis might have played constraints this year.

    If I’m in pretty tough need four third baseman and I can pick up a bat say Austin Meadows could I live with that?

    My infield right now is Baez, Schoop, Andrelton Simmons, Ryan O’Hearn. Didi and Matt Olson on my IL maybe wait till my stashed guys are healthy?

    • johnnyhobbes says:
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      You’re not Greg. But my voice to text thinks you are. I

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What the hey, voice to text! I’d want Ozuna

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  48. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft league. 6×6: runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and K’s, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV+HD, K/9

    1) drop Jeff McNeil for Cesar Hernandez, Kike Hernandez, or hold?
    2) what is the biggest need of this team? Power, SB, or starting pitching?
    3) despite question 2, this team is strong all around as it’s a 14 team league?
    4) as soon as Manny Machado gains 3B eligibility, Eduardo Escobar can be cut for hot hand waiver wire pickups?
    5) the pitching of this team is strong enough to compete for a championship?

    C: JT Realmuto
    1B: Jesus Aguilar
    2B: Jeff McNeil
    3B: Eduardo Escobar
    SS: Manny Machado
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Tommy Pham
    OF: Ramon Laureano
    UTL: Fernando Tatis Jr

    P: Jose Alvarado
    P: Will Smith
    P: Arodys Vizcaino
    P: Chad Green
    P: Trevor Rosenthal
    SP: Mike Clevinger
    SP: German Marquez
    B: Zack Wheeler
    B: Hyun Jin Ryu
    B: Brandon Woodruff
    B: Freddy Peralta

    Thanks!

    • Savoy Special says:
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      For additional context, one team in the league drafted/hoarded elite pitching (DeGrom, Sale, Nola, Syndergaard) and has all waiver wire hitting and another team has both Scherzer and Verlander but has a decent lineup. Meaning most teams have so-so pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold 2. Speed/runs 3. Yes 4. If it comes to that, sure 5. Yes

  49. royce! says:
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    Got all sorts of great news for my Original Recipe team, yet all I can think about is how I missed out on Domingo Santana and wonder if I should start Eovaldi against the M’s after yesterday’s destruction…

    Anyhoo, where did you come from, Connor Eye Joe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Nice…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And now it’s stuck in my head… not nice

      • royce! says:
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        I’m right there with you buddy! Or at least I was until I saw what Elvis Andrus used for his walk up music. He’s dead to me now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          But *you* put it in my head! And now Baby Shark? Oh cmon!

  50. Green says:
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    Grey for prez! How much would you spend on Tatis with a $100 faab?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks ! But not running this year… Need league context

      • Green says:
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        12 team
        h2h
        no playoffs
        C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, MI, CI, 5 OF, UTIL

  51. garrsh says:
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    C- Danny Jansen
    1B- Gallo
    2b- Villar
    3b- Baez
    SS- Tim Anderson
    CI- Rizzo
    MI – Ozzie Ablies
    OF- Ozuna
    OF- Soto
    OF-Rosario
    OF-Sunday Santana
    Util – Segura
    Util – Piscotty
    Util – Conforto
    Util – Laureano

    Have the Rights in a deep keeper pool to call up : Eloy, Tatis, Robles ( all on FA)

    Which one do i pickup ( or all ) and drop for who. After Day 1 starting to have FOMO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eloy could be special

    • knucks says:
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      I think you won your league already, so I would prob wait until your forced into it. For right now, just be happy you are the only person in your league that has this option. When one of them goes nuts, then make the move. You literally have a team full of Top 100 players from Grey’s ranks.

  52. Luigi says:
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    Grey, master of fantasy baseball, I been done telling you all along about Christian Walker, who you aptly named The White Walker.

    The kid rakes and if Lovullo has any semblance of a clue at managing, he’ll get his bat in the lineup everyday and he’ll hit between 25-30 homers. You heard it here first.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My interest is piqued, for sure

  53. Matty says:
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    Got a good chuckle at the Yelich- Ariana Grande line.
    All I could think all day watching the homeruns fly (9! in my RCL yesterday) was “Did Kramer’s Dominican cigar rollers wind the baseball this year?”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Haha, nice on Kramer

  54. Five-on-One says:
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    Hi Grey – No questions from me today. Just grateful that the games have started and I can look forward to reading your daily re-caps. I note that if I were correct about a player that others were down on (I’m speaking of Baez), instead of being annoyed with the other ‘less enlightened’ folks, I may gloat a bit. Not sure if this means you are a better person than I or if you are annoyed because certain of those other folks write on your site. Either way, I am still glad to read your fantasy baseball related thoughts each morning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  55. Big Mike says:
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    el Capitan,

    There are five guys I have on every one of my teams: Kike Hernandez, Jackie Bradley the Second, Jameson Taillon, Julio Urias, Arodys Vizcaino. Is that enough to lock in my “A” in Razzball for the semester, or do I still have to take the final?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You passed a pop quiz, long way to go for final

  56. Jon says:
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    Add JBJ, Joc Pederson, Marwin Gonzalez, Goodrum, or LeMahieu over Chris Taylor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JBJ

  57. Schmohaks Bob says:
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    How much FAAB would you use in an NL only that has a 60 dollar budget to bid on Paddock and Alonso. I have great need at both positions.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $11 for Paddack and $16 for Alonso, or higher if you think you need it, I’d want both

  58. Todd25 says:
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    Is it just me, or is there a new trendy management style starting to rear its ugly head… the mysterious “bullpen ace” where the better guys (who should be closers) are sent in for big outs no matter the inning and whoever closes is whoever is left. Thus we are going to be chasing saves on those teams all year in a crapshoot worse than a simple “committee”.

    the Closerpocalypse is upon us! *tinfoil hat firmly strapped on*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you’re onto something but I’m wearing a tinfoil hat too

  59. Jaw says:
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    10 team 5×5 h2h. Drop Tyler white for bird?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  60. Tom says:
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    I drafted Baez #5 overall in an early NFBC DC, I caught slack in the room and than had to read on many sites throughout the winter that he would be a bust, one game does not a season make but it’s a good start…we shall see. You were the only guy that had him ranked high.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope it continues, I own him too!

  61. Uncle Kai says:
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    Razzball Nation,

    Are we starting Jack Flaherty today (@MIL)? Streamonator says “meh” …

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

    • Harley Earl says:
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      Flaherty dominated the Brewers in two starts at Milwaukee last year. Allowed two runs and struck out 22 in 12 innings at Milwaukee in 2018.

      He may get beat up today. But I’m starting him.

      • Uncle Kai says:
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        Thanks, Grey and Harley. You’re right. And I am a bit embarrassed to have asked that question. If I am unwilling to start him @MIL early in the season, why did I draft him …

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Harley Earl says:
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            No worries Uncle!

            We’re in this together!!! Hope we get a good start from him tonight!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice!

  62. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey, nice opening day column. In a points league would you rather have Kike or Jeff McNeil? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! McNeil for now

  63. knucks says:
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    Looks like things are mostly straightened out with the NFBC lineup stuff I was posting about yesterday (I think?)

    I did email them earlier to ask why Marco G has a 9.56 ERA right now in my stats. So that was weird. Sounded like they are working to fix it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for being on top of it!

  64. Chris says:
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    It’s a great opening day when I have no dodgers but still get six home runs and almost all my hitters make the column.

    For the hitters that didn’t:
    Patience on Cedric Mullins as my fifth of, or switch him for Christin?
    Patience on Garret hampson?
    Between Joey wendle and Chad Pinder who do I drop so I only have 3 bench bats and open up a streaming spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, patience on Mullins

      Hampson I’m more worried about, but would hold through weekend

      Pinder

  65. Wally Pipp says:
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    How come rudy has zero love for domingo? He has domingo ranked 164th in 6×6 with ops just for hitters! Not even counting pitchers and 164th? In the same setting he has eloy jiminez ranked 28th. And nelson cruz 17th…. domingo has power and patience and even some speed, and posted a 870 ops in his full season in 2017.

    Rudy, what gives?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He doesn’t like him

      • Wally Pipp says:
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        Let me guess? His babip is high? Same shitty reason he has judge way too low.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          But how do you really feel?

          • Wally Pipp says:
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            I feel like I shouldn’t have reached for Eloy and should have let Santana fall in my lap in my 6×6 with Ops League… and I’m tilting my balls off about it, since i didnt draft any bench bats i didnt get domingo

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s one game

              • Wally Pipp says:
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                Fast forward to july… eloy will be back in the minors, domingo is an all star, and i’ll be sitting on my couch in a bath robe rocking back and forth like leo mazzone with smoltz in a jam

                • knucks says:
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                  You mean in a bath robe, under a bridge. Right?

                  You gotta pay the troll toll…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Maybe

    • the projections acknowledge he has power but 1) has a large K% and Steamer doesn’t believe he can maintain a .350+ BABIP to make his AVG a non-liability and 2) not a lot of support points for him being fast.

  66. Cohen says:
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    Schoop or Kike for util?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  67. Graeme Smith says:
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    I joined 20 roto leagues this year. Went heavy Razzball. Here are my shares of players in that I have in 5+ leagues. All of my eggs are in Javy’s Baezkit.

    Javy Baez – 16
    Jorge Alfaro – 13
    Eddie Rosario – 9
    Travis Shaw – 9
    Niko Goodrum – 8
    Greg Allen – 8
    Jose Peraza – 8
    Max Muncy – 7
    George Springer – 7
    Adalberto Mondesi – 7
    Ender Inciarte – 7
    Ramon Laureano – 6
    Ronald Acuna – 5
    Christian Yelich – 5
    Trea Turner – 5
    David Dahl – 5
    Manny Machado – 5
    Anthony Rizzo – 5

    Joey Lucchesi – 9
    Patrick Corbin – 8
    Hyun-Jin Ryu – 8
    Brandon Woodruff – 8
    Ross Stripling – 8
    Andrew Miller – 7
    J.A. Happ – 7
    Robbie Ray – 6
    James Paxton – 6
    Shane Bieber – 6
    Jack Flaherty – 6
    German Marquez – 6
    Joe Jimenez – 6
    Eduardo Rodriguez – 5
    Trevor Richards – 5
    Raisel Iglesias – 5
    Jose Alvarado – 5

    I’ll check back in, let’s say in 6 months.

    -Graeme

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice! Those are all guys I like… looks like you avoided the Heaney bomb, so that’s good…

  68. Harley Earl says:
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    Grey,

    Just curious, because I have Taylor Rogers on my roster as a holds guy. I don’t mind if he gets saves but it changes my roster structure.

    So, that being said, and with the performance Rogers gave yesterday, do you believe Rogers is headed for the closer job or that was just a one-time deal yesterday? Three strikeouts of four batters following up Berrios tells me there is more to it than the “experts” will suggest. I don’t care if he is a lefty. If he dominates like that, I think he’s going to get the ninth inning. What’s your opinion Master Grey?

    I think the next save opportunity will tell the tale, though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too early to say

    • knucks says:
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      Rocco is a deadhead. And I can say from experience, you can never expect what’s coming next from us deadheads.

  69. Wally Pipp says:
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    Eloy or domingo ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eloy

  70. Play Ball says:
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    Is Freeland and Strahm a fair offer for Wheeler in a standard roto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it

      • Play Ball says:
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        My post didn’t say which side I was on. I want Wheeler, but wanted to give a fair offer.
        You do think it’s fair and would you give up both for him? Sorry, I’m a little slow this morning. :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I want Wheeler

  71. wass says:
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    Grey! So excited baseball is back and also these write-ups. Much better than reading about people’s drafts (although I do enjoy that also). Had an interesting day as it seemed my teams either killed it or were absolutely awful. No mediocre here!

    Congrats on the sleeper posts turning into a first game HR! (Muncy, Voit, Bader, Meadows)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! It was a good 1st day!

  72. Robert Closson says:
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    Christin Stewart or Nimmo? Either one for a utility spot. My team is pretty balanced with power /speed and I just want the best all around contributor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stewart

  73. Robert Schroeder says:
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    How would you rank the guys in CIN pen for saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Raisel, Hernandez

  74. Cohen says:
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    Grey, please pick 2 RPs for sv/ratios
    Ottavino
    Fry
    Roe
    Jimenez
    N.Jones
    Chavez
    Buttrey
    Familia
    Bearclaw
    Rosenthal
    Hughes
    Hernandez
    Kela
    J.Kelly
    Oh
    Stammen
    Edwards

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hernandez, Buttrey

      • Cohen says:
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        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  75. crimedog says:
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    Austin Barnes over astudillo correct? Not really sure what the deal is with astudillo. I feel like the twins want to get him ABs but not sure it’ll happen enough.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  76. J-Hova says:
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    Great write up, i like the Christian White Walker nickname too, especially with GOT a few weeks away.

    Starting Glasgnow vs HOU tomorrow? Streamonator doesnt hate or love it?

    Also, new Epic Beard Men came out, check out Pistol Dave featuring Slug and Blue Raspberry from Wu Tang

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Glasnow and pray — Nice! I need to get on the Epic Beard Men!

  77. crimedog says:
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    Have you heard of any issues accessing streamonator or hittertron? I emailed Rudy about it last night waiting to hear back. Was wondering if others had issues or if I’m just dumb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haven’t heard any, I’ll text Rudy for you

    • you are all set now. i had to manually set you to roto deluxe ad free ($34.98) after you went from roto deluxe ($24.99) and then added the ad-free ($9.99).

      • crimedog says:
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        My bad Rudy! And thank you!

        • you are welcome. thx for signing up!

  78. H says:
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    I know you hate catcher questions and comments…but what’s up with Wllington Castillo not even getting the opening day start?

    Would you rather have Alfaro or Jansen over Wellington Castillo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alfaro

  79. steve stevenson says:
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    Best ball league w/ a 14-man bench, RP aren’t really worth anything if they’re not getting SV. However, it’s late enough in the draft and my team’s strong enough to take a flier, hitting on a top-5 RP would be worth way more than anyone else on the board, and both Barnes and Brasier are sitting there. I pick close enough to the turn that I may be able to get both of them, but not sure I’d want to use the extra roster spot.

    So, would you go for both of them, pick one to gamble on, or ignore them and grab a 10th SP (hopefully Gibson)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      10th SP

  80. Steve says:
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    You starting Bryse Wilson tomorrow v. Phillies? Rough assignment for the kid…

    Now that ESPN has thrown its perfectly wonderful FantasyCast app in the woodchipper for some abomination of a replacement, what do you use to track all the games happening simultaneously? (There’s already a change.org petition to bring Espn’s old fantasycast back)

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am in certain leagues

  81. J-FOH says:
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    I didn’t see Tatis in here. Haven’t you been on Twitter, he’s the toast of the town.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s toast, all right

      • J-FOH says:
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        because he’s on fire?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, I love him, was just playin’

  82. Darren says:
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    Heaney update yesterday was buried among the opening day deluge, but doesn’t sound good. I guess if you have a DL slot nothing to do but wait, but prob time to assume he’s not going to produce much and plan accordingly, huh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it sucks, I hate him

  83. Keeks says:
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    My league has already had its first overreaction, someone dropped Eddie Rosario to add Tim Beckham. His Of is now: Braun, Buxton, and Jose Martinez….

    • peacecoast says:
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      what a dumbass

      • Keeks says:
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        We are currently debating whether or not ‘stupidity’ is a valid reason for the league commish to get involved haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Woof!

  84. Wally Pipp says:
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    If Andrew McCutchen went 0-4 yesterday would your blurb about him today be the same? I dont mean about his stats, i mean about you lamenting ranking him too low?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, possibly

    • peacecoast says:
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      wally, wally

      sup, r u ok

    • Cram It says:
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      Says the king of overreaction…

      Domingo’s an All-Star and Eloy’s a bum!

  85. Steve says:
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    What service does everyone use to track fantasy stats during games? I used to use ESPN but their fantasycast was broken in the newest release.

    Just curious if I’ve overlooled a great service out there.

    Thanks everyone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just use box scores, but I’m at my computer so it’s easier

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      MLB AT Bat. Just look at box scores and live game feeds all day/night long.

  86. Keith Labelle says:
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    First time drafting with the Grey Method. After the draft I screamed “I AM CHRISTIAN GREY!” but realized I’m 50 shades of chubby and white. Thoughts on my 12-team 5×5 roto?

    Tucker Barnhart C | CIN
    Kurt Suzuki C | WAS
    Joey Gallo 1B,OF | TEX
    Javier Baez 2B,3B,SS | CHC
    Eduardo Escobar 3B,SS | ARI
    Trea Turner SS | WAS
    Jose Peraza SS | CIN
    Yonder Alonso 1B | CHW
    Michael Conforto OF | NYM
    David Dahl OF | COL
    Rhys Hoskins OF | PHI
    Starling Marte OF | PIT
    Harrison Bader OF | STL
    Renfroe

    Shane Bieber P | CLE
    Mychal Givens P | BAL
    Tyler Glasnow P | TB
    Shane Greene P | DET
    Raisel Iglesias P | CIN
    Craig Kimbrel P | BOS
    Joey Lucchesi P | SD
    James Paxton P | NYY
    Stephen Strasburg P | WAS

    Hill
    Severino

    Nimmo, Heaney, Wendle, Strahm, Marte, Jorge Polanco, Eflin, Leonys, Morrow, Bauers, Senzel all available on WW.

    Drop Renfroe for anyone?

    Thanks!

    PS – if I win, I’m naming my new puppy Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m a dog!

      Renfroe for Strahm works for me… I like the pitching, but I do think it’s riskier and could use a little help… Your hitting is *chef’s kiss* Nice team!

      • Keith Labelle says:
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        Thanks Grey-Dogg

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  87. Gotime says:
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    Iglesias owner, would you pick up Hernandez in case or someone like Seranthony – also own Alvarado, Barnes. 1 move left until April 7 or hold. 12tm H2H weekly cats Happy Buy Sell Day! Missed those Friday reads let’s gooo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now, Raisel started the 9th, so he seemed like he would’ve got the save if he got there

  88. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    having treat, domingod and voit made for an awesome opening day! looking forward to buy/sell!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  89. Turvy Ellison says:
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    I have Fletcher on my becnch in one league and Senzel on the bench in another.

    Here are replacements for Fletcher

    McNeil
    Adames

    Here are replacements for Senzel

    Kike
    Adames
    Fletcher

    I doubt I will replace Senzel, but what would you do with the first scenario?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McNeil and Kike

  90. Mike

    Mike says:
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    Philly booed Bruce Hooper after his second at bat. I’m surprised they gave him such a long leash!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Bruce Hooper is a bum! Now that Bryce guy…

  91. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? I love having baseball back and your daily recaps. I drafted my squad two weeks ago in my 12-team keeper league (e.g., keep six) and haven’t looked at it until yesterday. If you don’t mind, let me know your general thoughts.

    C -Molina
    1B – Muncy
    2B – Shaw
    SS – Turner*
    3B -Arenado*
    2B/SS – Peraza
    1B/3B – Arenado*
    OF – Yelich*
    OF – Mazara
    OF – Santana
    OF – Robles
    OF – Laureano
    UTIL – Belt or Happ

    SP – Sale*, Bauer*, Lucchesi, Wheeler, Woodruff, Gausman, and Lauer
    RP – Hader, Robertson, Colome, and Alvarado

    I’m with you on the Hader blurb…he’ll be #1 closer for sure if the Brewers just keep him there.

    Thanks!

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      Rendon* in at 1B/3B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s up, ‘poop! Good to see you… I love Hader now that I own him… Your team looks stacked on pitching, potentially too much… But your hitting doesn’t look like it took a hit (pun?), so solid team… Your UTIL is garbage tho

  92. Turd Wendell says:
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    I benched Domingo Pereza Meadows and Tatis. Still hit 6 bombs and drove in 20 hitting .324. My entire bench will be in the buy column!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

  93. sportivetricks says:
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    HeyHeyHey, Grey,

    I don’t really have any questions, but I have missed you so much that I’ve just got to post something.

    Oh, I know, everyone is having you look over their teams, so maybe you can check out my SP . . . since I’ve learned how to draft them from you. Hopefully I have become a good grasshopper, my sensei.

    Corbin
    Happ
    E-Rod
    Biebs
    Lucchessi
    Skaggs
    Woodruff

    Lurve yas!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sportive! Thanks, man! Very nice pitching staff… I love it!

  94. derrickwbrown says:
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    Usually don’t ask trade recommendations but going back and forth with this one. I was offered Z Wheeler and J Schoop for A Mondesi and S Greene. Was going to counter with H Strickland instead of Greene if I counter. Thoughts?

    My roster
    5×5 w/OBP head-to-head

    C –
    1b – P Goldschmidt
    2b – M carpenter
    Ss – A Mondesi
    3b – J Donaldson
    OF – R Acuna
    OF – A Benintendi
    OF – C Bellinger
    Util – D Santana
    Bench – F Tatis
    Bench – V Robles
    Bench – P Alonso

    SP-G Marquez
    SP-C Archer
    SP- Y Darvish
    SP-Y Kikuchi
    SP – C Paddack
    SP – T Glasnow
    SP – J Urias
    RP – J Alvarado
    RP – H Strickland
    RP – S Greene
    P – A Reyes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, counter with Strickland, but I’d take Greene/MOndesi

      • knucks says:
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        I think you have it backwards… right? So the answer is actually no? I would rather get rid of Greene than Strickland. And I would want Mondesi over Wheeler/Schoop.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, I want Mondesi, and I would get rid of Greene first… But I’d get rid of Strickland too… Maybe I’m backwards

  95. peacecoast says:
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    Have to mention again this chrome extension that tells you when your batters are up and links to MLB.TV. It’s called Batter Up. Although with the number of leagues you are playing in you would literally be watching guys every couple minutes or more. May tank your productivity.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I usually just have a game on muted in background, be hard to turn away every time one of my guys is up…

  96. Lucky Dog says:
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    any chance Jordan Zimmerman finally puts together a decent season or even worth cyclopsing with a monocle? He looked damn impressive yesterday.

    Do ya like him or Teheran more as an end of the bench syarter?

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      Or uh, starter even. Doh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wouldn’t care if Zimmermann put it together with his 6 K/9 and terrible team… I don’t like either, but I’d go Teheran

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Yeah, i’m looking to replace Teheran. I will keep looking. Thanks for talking me off the ledge.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  97. Ghost says:
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    REALLY want your thoughts on keke Hernandez getting 609 AB’s? Breakout year??? Wanting to pick him up to replace Renfroe as my bench guy.
    10 team roto standard scoring QS instead of wins.
    Love the multiple eligibikity on yahoo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Replace Renfroe w/ him

  98. Ozzie Albie's Helmet says:
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    Yahoo 10 team keeper league (keep any 23 out of 30 each season), H2H 5×5 with QS instead of wins and Saves+Holds instead of saves.

    My team right now is:

    C – Mike Zunino
    1B – Luke Voit
    2B – Ozzie Albies
    3B – Alex Bregman
    SS – Trea Turner
    OF – Ronald Acuña Jr.
    OF – Juan Soto
    OF – Eddie Rosario
    Util – Eugenio Suarez
    Util – Matt Chapman

    Bench – Austin Barnes
    Bench – Justin Smoak
    Bench – Pete Alonso
    Bench – Joey Gallo
    Bench – Tim Anderson
    Bench – Corey Dickerson

    DL – Scooter Gennett

    NA – Wander Franco
    NA – Jo Adell

    SP – Max Scherzer
    SP – Walker Buehler
    RP – Josh Hader
    RP – Felipe Vazquez
    P – Jose Leclerc
    P – Kirby Yates
    P – Jeurys Familia
    P – Hyun-Jin Ryu

    Bench – Jack Flaherty
    Bench – German Marquez
    Bench – Clayton Kershaw (DL)
    Bench – Jeremy Jeffress (DL)

    DL – Brandon Morrow

    I’m a sucker for hype Grey. Will Buxton burn me again?

    I’m thinking of offering:

    Eugenio Suarez and Justin Smoak for Byron Buxton and Julio Urias.

    I’d even go so far as replacing Smoak with Gallo, Marquez or Vazquez.
    I’m not sure if I think Suarez is really as good as he was last year.

    Thanks for everything you do, you’re the man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Buxton will burn you again

      I’d want Eugenio

      • Ozzie Albie's Helmet says:
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        Yeah I went back and reread some of your preseason posts to walk myself down off the ledge.

        Buxton is my fantasy baseball heroin, four years of redraft addiction hell chasing the 5-tool dragon. My first year clean, any time he goes 1 for 3 I want to relapse.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yup

  99. Y says:
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    Are you holding Senzel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In some leagues

  100. Grey

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

  101. Donkey Teeth

    Donkey Teeth says:
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    Did somebody say donkey dongs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

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