Eric Thames went 2-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and hit two more homers (9, 10).  *does exaggerated yawn*  Justice Eric Ruth Thames is like, “Yeah, I had a harder time in Korea, ya’ll suck.”  Jer-Ru the Damaja is like, “The Sun Also Rises in the East, and sets in Milwaukee when I’m done hitting homers, goodnight.”  At this point, I’m surprised Justice didn’t hit, like, 80 homers a season in Korea.  Who got this guy out?  An NL team should sign that guy.  Or watch the Korean broadcasts of the games to see how they got him out, if for no other reason than the weird game show-like moments in-between innings when they’d have contestants try to find which part of the stadium is made of chocolate.  (I know this is Japanese, but it’s funny, so stop with your judging.  Leave that to the Justice!)

Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Hernan Perez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and a slam (2) and legs (1) as Travis Shaw sat.  The Brewers are built for a move back to the AL.  They need the DH.  Or someone who can play instead of Villar, Arcia, Broxton and Santana, who went 1-for-15 in a blowout.  Ticker tease!

Devin Mesoraco – I was eating my dinner and an alert popped on my phone that Mesoraco was being activated on Friday, so I tried to clear the notification, but clicked it by accident and it went to a page with his face, and now my dinner is ruined.  Thanks, dinner’s ruined.  Yeah, there goes dinner.

Amir Garrett – 3 1/3 IP, 9 ER.  Because Nola was injured, I needed to move a starter into my active lineup and I moved Muslim Mrs. Garrett in and she Tootie’d all over my team.  Guess Garrett was learning The Facts of Life.  Damn you, Regression Fairies!  *gets mail*  What’s this, a letter from ACLU?  But I’m very tolerate of the Regression Fairies; I even watched twenty minutes of the Gilmore Girls reunion.

Scott Schebler – 2-fro-5, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  You know who made him their batty call?  This guy with two thumbs, two feet and ripped track pants!

Aaron Nola – Hit the DL with lower back soreness.  I know how he feels.  After I got my tramp stamp that reads, “Giancarlo Hit One Here,” my lower back was sore for days.  Phils seem to be taking advantage of the new 10-day DL, and Nola may start again as soon as this weekend.  My guess is the players’ union will push for another DL list for even shorter period of time, say, five days, and eventually the entire league will be on the DL except Adrian Gonzalez.

Pablo Sandoval – Went for an MRI on his knee and more will be known today.  Filling in for him will be Steve Selsky (no, I didn’t make up that name).  Steve will have big shoes to fill…and pants…and shirts…and manssiere.

Dustin Pedroia – Day-to-day after being spiked by Machado.  He spiked him on a slide with his cleats, if you thought for a second Pedroia’s so small, Machado spiked Pedroia like a ball.

Zach Britton – Resumed throwing on Monday and will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday.  Britton must be chuffed to pieces that he’s soon going to say the opposite of cheerio to returning.  (Terrible British accent accompanied that.)

Adam Jones – 3-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .300.  Also, in this game, Jonathan Schoop (1-for-3, 2 RBIs) hit his 5th homer, and Hee-Soo Eminem’s Kim (1-for-3) hit his 1st.  No real fantasy value change for any of these guys, just surprised none of them were batting leadoff for Showalter.

Chris Archer – 6 2/3 IP, 5 ER, 11 baserunners (5 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 3.94.  …And the apple is still on his head, but three arrows have sailed wide right by ten feet.  Gulp.

Corey Dickerson – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .324.  He was lifted for a pinch-hitter, and I get it, but with the way he’s swinging the bat, and when your other option is Rickie Weeks?  I don’t know, man, feels like overmanaging.  Oh, and you’re undermanaging if you haven’t picked up Dickerson in your fantasy league.

Jake Odorizzi – Hopes to return on May 1st for series in Miami.  As just about anyone who’s ever been to Tampa knows, you don’t miss a trip to Miami.

Ian Desmond – Took batting practice on Monday.  I need him back like yesterday, but will settle for early-May.  I’m super accommodating.

Mark Reynolds – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .329.  Was I a little too excited when the Rockies said Desmond will play some outfield to keep Reynolds in the lineup?  P to the erhaps.

Bryce Harper – Received a day off.  “The Nats are in Coors, aw sookie!”  You do the Roger Rabbit, then you see Harper’s getting a day off, “DUSTY?!”

Ryan Zimmerman – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .379.  I said he’d be injured by his eighth homer, and he’s in Coors where everyone gets hurt.  The planets of schmotatoes have aligned.

Phil Hughes – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.71 vs. Martin Perez – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.81.  This was vintage M. Perez and P. Hughes, which is to say boring as 13 Reasons Why, no Ks and guys who are older than you think.

Jason Vargas – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA up to 1.40.  The Regression Fairies had their bitchy claws out last night.

Matt Davidson – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .368.  So, what you’re saying is I should’ve drafted Matt Davidson instead of Jose Abreu?  Cool, cool.  *opens window, falls dramatically out, lands ten feet below in a flatbed filled with mousetraps*  DAMN IT!

Tim Anderson – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 1 RBI and his 2nd steal, hitting leadoff and has hit in six of the past seven games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Miguel Gonzalez – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.00.  Learn from Kuhl, Vargas and Amir and know the Regression Fairies will come for Gonzalez soon enough.

Shelby Miller – Hit the DL with elbow inflammation.  Well, he looked good for one start this year, which brings me to my question, who sells their soul for one good start?  Shelbs, you undervalued your soul, my man.

Zack Greinke – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.93.  JB and I talk about Greinke on the podcast that’s coming later today.  I’m very positive and supportive of Greinke and JB.

Chris Owings – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and a slam (2) and legs (5).  If I were a Civil Rights leader, I’d talk about how I have a dream of having all of my hitters in hitters’ parks against lousy pitchers.  And other stuff.

David Peralta – 3-for-4, 2 runs and a slam (3) and legs (3).  I just want Rockies, Diamondbacks and Brewers hitters.  That’s it.  You keep the rest.

Jhoulys Chacin – 6 IP, 7 ER. Chacin – AZ.  Fill-in Chinese finger toy joke.

Austin Hedges – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  I don’t know, maybe I shouldn’t have dropped him when he was 0-for-25 to start the year.  Yeah, maybe not.

Francisco Liriano – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 4.58.  He’s totally safe to pick up.  Ow, eye roll headache!

Russell Martin – 2-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  Catcher questions in 3, 2, 1…

Jesse Chavez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.13.  I nearly streamed him because of the Stream-o-Nator, but passed because life got too complicated.  Kidding, I just forgot.

David HernandezAngels acquired him because their bullpen looks like a Jamie Farr-focused episode of M.A.S.H.  Injured and laughable.

Bud Norris – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save.  The Sciosciapath is impressive, because he does these things with a straight face.  Apparently, Bud Norris is the Angels’ closer. What a jizzoke.

Christian Arroyo – 0-for-4 as he was called up by the Giants to play 3rd.  Christian Arroyo won the seventh season of Project Runway–*intern whispers in my ear*  Okay, turns out he didn’t.  It was the 8th season. *intern shakes head*  9th?  Okay, you know what, I’m moving on to his minor league numbers.  This year, he led Triple-A with a .446 average, which was being bolstered, oh, just a tad, by his .481 BABIP.  He’s got little pop and less speed.  Man, where do the Giants find these guys?  It’s like Matt Duffy was traded away by the Giants, and, on his way out the door, he took a massive dump, and Sabean watered that for nine months and now they have Arroyo.

Denard Span – Out for a few days and the Giants called up Drew Stubbs, who hit eighth, while The Gangly Manbird hit leadoff.  Yeah, Giants don’t have any problems with their lineup.  Aaron Hill goes down to injury, and Sabean suddenly starts scrambling, like Hill was fixing things.  “Ya know, we’re good because we have Aaron Hill.”  *Hill goes down*  “AHHHH!!!”

Joc Pederson – Hit the DL with a groin strain.  He hurt himself when the Dodgers were facing a lefty and he was on the bench pulling his pud.  By the way, I want to be in a British supermarket right now, pointing at a high shelf where pudding sits, asking someone, “Hey, could you pull my pud for me?”

Julio Urias – Will start on Thursday for the Dodgers.  He had a 1.93 ERA in Triple-A.  Last year, he had a 9.8 K/9 in the majors with a 3.39 ERA.  I mean, c’mon.  He’s not old enough to legally drink and he’s mowing down hitters with ease.  I tried to pick him up in all leagues, but he was already gone.  I suggest owning until further notice.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.64, start was vs. the Giants.  Well, lookie, lookie.  About time Ryu looked half-decent.  I don’t know if he’s all the way back, because, brucely, the Giants are awful, but I’d loosen the reins on Ryu.

Brett Anderson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 11 baserunners (6 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 3.54.  Brett Anderson could have been the 5th Horseman.  His finishing move would be that he’d walk before the three count.

Addison Russell – 4-for-6, 3 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .289.  Now hit some jacks Addy baby.  Addy baby, that’s what I call him.

Jason Heyward – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 3rd homer in four games.  The alien that inhabited Heyward’s body when he first landed in Chicago has left to take over an ‘xton, Bro or Bu.  “We just want high upside.  Beep, borp, VORP.”  That’s the fantasy baseball alien.  Looks like Jason slashes again, and is done being a Scary Movie.  I don’t know if the new Heyward has shook the past-two-year Heyward, but I’d grab him to find out.

Jose Osuna – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI with a single, double and triple.  He got some parts of the cycle, but couldn’t finish it off.  Kinda like Almosto DeSchwinno, who nearly invented the bicycle until Da Vinci was like, “I got this, paisan.”

Chad Kuhl – 1 2/3 IP, 9 ER.  Kuhl’s start was so harsh that there isn’t enough menthol in the world to smooth out the taste.

 
  1. Roger Anderson says:
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    I had Archer and Garrett. What a great day for regression!

  2. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    thanks for everything you do boss

  3. Big league choo says:
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    12 team dynasty, how much longer are you holding tommy Joseph?

    • J-Weezy says:
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      He shouldn’t be rostered. Rhys Hoskins is breathing down his neck at AAA too

    • Pousse-Pousse says:
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      @Big league choo: I canned his ass last week, and it felt great!

  4. schtickball says:
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    i imagine the fantasy baseball alien to look like mesoraco and ryu’s love child

    in a perfect world it would have mesoraco’s handsome mug and ryu’s beady little eyes

    then we’d take it out to the the shed, kill it, and set it on fire and never speak of it again

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      @schtickball: wow, i had almost this exact same dream. only i just couldn’t bring myself to pull the trigger, thinking “if this child can just stay healthy, he’d be well worth keeping at least for the season”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @schtickball: Sounds like an episode of Man in the High Castle

  5. Manley Ramirez says:
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    You forgot to mention that Thames hit a bomb off Muslim Mrs. Garrett.

    So now you have a well-armed, disgruntled Muslim plotting revenge on a certain South Korean superhuman or perhaps even South Korea itself. And Axis of Evil allies in North Korea are surely eager to lend a helping hand. Armageddon is truly upon us.

  6. Great Scott! says:
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    14 Team H2H Redraft H2H League.

    Would you drop Mazara for Chris Owings?

    Lineup is:

    Lucroy
    Encarnacion
    Odor
    Bryant
    Xander
    Thames
    Haniger
    Odubel
    Jackie Bradley Jr.
    Bench: Mazara

    Thanks!

  7. Mike in Busan says:
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    Is Lucroy hurt or just stuck deep in a mire of suck?
    Thanks for all your slickly-phrased fantasy suggestiveness, Grey.
    That last sentence may not sound as intended.

  8. Great Bambino says:
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    More saves ROS: Santiago Casilla or Bud Norris?

    Drop Chad Kuhl for:
    Wei-Win Chen 2 Starts @PHIL, vs PIT, Adam Conley vs PIT, Matt Boyd vs CHW, Jharel Cotton vs LAA, Skaggs @ TEX

    Thanks!

    • True and Correct says:
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      @Great Bambino: Better be Casilla. haha

    • Great Bambino says:
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      @Great Bambino: Also, throw in Jesse Hahn @ Houston

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Great Bambino: Casilla…None of these SPs are good…Chen

  9. Swfcdan says:
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    Which of these backenders is most (slightly?) trustworthy in a 16 team H2H:

    J Chavez, M Cain, N Karns.

  10. True and Correct says:
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    Gray- The same dude (I’ll call him Kris Kringle), who dropped Inciarte, Ross, and Gyorko after 2 weeks in my Ultimate Lg. at NFBC, just dropped Bird yesterday. Now I know that 2-35 or whatever is the ultimate suck, BUT, this is a 15 team league, which costs $5,000 an entry, and potential power doesn’t grow on trees. If he had outfield eligibility I’d be pretty interested. For now, I just put him on my queue. $886 left of my FAAB; can always use power. Any suggestions for a $ bid ? Rizzo, Murphy, Shaw, Solarte, and Gyorko presently can cover 1st and corner.
    Thanks

      • Andrew Edenbaum says:
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        @Grey: Why did this dude drop Inciarte, Ross, and Gyorko, whom he drafted in the 14th, 15th, and 17th rounds.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Life, bro, life

  11. Tony C says:
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    Hey Grey keep up the great work! I love reading your stuff every morning. 12 team H2H would u drop Maeda or Brach for Skaggs or Miguel Gonzalez? Would you drop Gyorko for Dickerson, Aaron Hicks, or David Peralta?

    • CC says:
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      @Tony C: Me personally, I’d drop him for Dickerson. Just had to cut Dickerson loose though in favor of Piscotty. If Dickerson continues his hot hitting, this move will pain me, to say the least.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Thanks! Maeda, Skaggs or Miguel on next matchup…Peralta

  12. lyricist says:
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    Jeru The Damaja reference for Eric Thames? Bullseye!

    • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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      @lyricist: I see Thames as more of an Afu-Ra.

    • dustyfingers says:
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      @lyricist: Ya, love the Jeru reference! Spot on.

  13. Los locos says:
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    Grey, Mancini or schoop?

    I own lemieheu 5×5 OBp

    Also, was offered nova for Suarez.. I own Arenando and castellous already…

    Reply

    • joeg414 says:
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      @Los locos:
      Looks like Mancini will only get a chance to play vs leftys

  14. Swfcdan says:
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    Sick of hearing that Thames name already as a non owner.

    Would you trade Pujols or Zimmerman for Bird in a dyno if playing for this year? Feel Bird is a great buy low, Zimm a great sell high, and Pujols might becoming pretty meh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: I’d trade Zimmerman for Bird

  15. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!

    So good the write-up!

    a. Am live from Paris CDG on my way back to hell – aka NDJ (party like furever).

    b. Loved the L’il Kim reference! too funny, even L’il Kim is popping HRs!

    c. Loved the Davidson blurb!! But you missed Abreu’s present to us all – Christmas and Easter all rolled into one – 2 singles when the rest of the team was popping everything out of the park. Maybe it’ll wake him up? Tough to say, can barely see him on my bench. He’s 5th out of 5 on my bench’s depth chart. Guys like LoMo, Grandy (Mets) and others on waivers are close to being added over Abreu!

    d. Continuing with your British theme…Thames is so good, we should call him River. As in Eric (the) Thames River, amiright?

    e. John Rambo Quote of the day for April 25

    Orville: We’re closin’ in, the scent’s getting stronger.

    Sheriff: All right, keep your eyes open!

    Officer #1: It’s gonna storm…it’s all we need now! Will, c’mon, let’s get out of here before it gets too dark.

    Officer #2: What’s the matter, you afraid of the boogie man? You goddamned pansy!

    Officer #1: Put your gun down, I’ll show you who the pansy is!

    Sheriff: Knock it off! Ward! Ward, move out! The fight is out here! He’s out there waiting for you. Mitch, get on your feet and move! Go find this guy for Chrissakes! Keep your eyes open!

    Officer #1: – I’ll see you later, Ward!

    Officer #2: – Shut up, Mitch.

    Sheriff: There he is!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: A. Jealous! B. Ha C. Yeah, oy D. Ha E. Nice!

  16. mjp says:
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    How would you rank Fowler, Peralta, Dickerson, Kepler for ROS is a H2H 7×7 (+BB, +OPS)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mjp: Peralta, Dickerson

  17. Harry says:
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    Own Diaz and Oh for saves and have Rosenthal as back up since Oh was bleh to start (but 5 saves last week go figure). Hold Rosenthal or drop for a bench bat/Util Hern Perez (… Brewers baby)

      • Harry says:
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        @Grey: Adding to this, Maeda was just dropped, would you drop Rosenthal for Maeda and just keep on the bench until something gives?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No

  18. John Lott says:
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    Drop Ender for DIckerson?

  19. Jerseyjon says:
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    As good as Thames looks 7 of his 10 bombs have come against Red’s pitching.

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Jerseyjon: this reminds me of people who would point out that Megan Fox had strange thumbs.

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Jerseyjon: that guy is jacked tho have you seen him?

    • CC says:
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      @Jerseyjon: Valid point. Hope he cools down, being a non-owner and all.

  20. Andrew says:
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    Normally I’d cash out on a guy like Thames who is way exceeding his preseason value, but his plate discipline is impressive. Plus I was wrong about Story last year, and he was even striking out all the time so there was at least reason to doubt.

    Which of these would you sell him for any of these in a redraft OBP league? McCutchen, Cargo, Cruz, Springer, Stanton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andrew: Springer, Stanton, Cruz

  21. Ian says:
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    Streamer: Corbin vs SD or Hahn at LAA or pass? Thanks and awesome write up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ian: Pass

  22. Henry Rowengartner says:
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    catcher question 3…2…1…Rupp or Hedges ROS

  23. Cannot Spell Wrong without RON says:
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    H2H points, daily lock. DL spots are filled with Jon Gray and Carlos Rodon and Aaron Nola went DL yesterday. Who is the drop? Looking at picking up Dan Straily for his home start vs Pit this week.
    Or just hold?

    Thanks.

  24. Lt says:
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    It’s hilarious how Mesoraco literally gets killed for looking so hideous every chance, was saying he looks like Deadpool without the suit on, but with deader eyes. Deadpools Uncle Fester. The bags under his eyes are from desperately needing sleep but the townspeople keep chasing him from his home with torches.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lt: Haha

  25. Ryan says:
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    start or sit joe Ross today at COL?

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to go bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      @Ryan: i’m guessing no in standard sized leagues.

  26. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Thoughts on Taylor Motter? Fangraphs is all over this guy and he has a sweet homerun swimg, which we’ve been seeing a lot lately.

    My teams been slumping hard and I’m considering adding a 3rd bench bat (for a pitcher) until grey sky’s (got both your names in there) clear up.

    How do you rank these FA? Dickerson, Souza, Motter,

    10 team yahoo h2h mixed league, standard 5×5 cats:
    C- weiters
    1B- goldy
    2b- Odor
    3B- Suarez
    SS- correa
    OF- beni, Kepler, polanco
    Util: E5, Santana, rendon
    Bench: segura (DL), Moreland

    Thanks

    • Josh-NYC says:
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      @Josh-NYC:

      HeywArd also available .. sorry this double posted below just disregard that

    • Cram It says:
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      @Josh-NYC: I’d probably be owning all of those guys over Santana, Rendon and Moreland. It’s a shallow 10 teamer, you can rotate hot bats in those Util spots all season.

      • goodfold6 says:
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        @Cram It: the brings up a good point, in leagues shallow like that really how many hitting slots should he (or anybody) be rotating. i should join some 8 teamers (or 10’s) and try to see how deep you can take that. anybody past pick 75 or so? more? interesting question. obviously this could blow up right in your face eventually, but probably not as bad as it might seem.

        • Cram It says:
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          @goodfold6: Yeah I’ve never been in a league that shallow. Can you get away with dropping Jose Abreu for Mark Reynolds then picking him back up again? Or replacing him with the next hot schmotato? Is there an endless field of hot schmotatoes at any given point in the season? These are questions I do not know the answer to.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh-NYC: That ranking looks fine… I would not drop Rendon, especially not while he’s in Coors

  27. William Hung says:
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    Curious move this morning as the Urias owner dropped him for Wade Miley… with my 99 problems and SP is one, who should I drop between Shawn Kelley and Koda Glover?

    Or hold both until a clear closer is picked and drop one of my current SPs: Quintana, Pineda, Roark, Hamels, Shoemaker?

    • Cram It says:
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      @William Hung: Maybe he figures he can pick him back up before his start while the rest of you ponder it.

  28. Strolg says:
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    After you get your pudding you can get a can of corn!

  29. GFY250 says:
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    What are your thoughts on Han Ram, he was dropped in my 12 teamer?

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @GFY250: Definite buy low for me. Crazy low BABIP (.235), even lower K-rate than usual, and he’s knocking the crap out of everything he hits. Less than 14% soft contact compared to about 23% last year, +5% to his line drive rate, GB% down 10%…all signs point to plain bad luck IMO.

  30. Murph says:
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    “Tootie’d all over my team” – that shizz made me laugh out loud… the pain of owning Garrett has been eased (somewhat)

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

    So who gets started tomorrow out of the following? I’m guessing just Walker and McCullers?

    4/26
    Shoemaker vs. OAK (11.9)
    Walker vs. SD (8.3)
    A. Wood @SF (5.9)
    McCullers @CLE (-2.7)
    D. Norris vs. SEA (-6.0)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ebudz: Shoemaker vs. OAK (11.9)
      Walker vs. SD (8.3)
      A. Wood @SF (5.9)
      McCullers @CLE (-2.7)

  32. Josh-NYC says:
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    @Josh-NYC:

    HeywArd also avail

  33. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6,000 for you to go bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    heyward was actually awesome from about the 75th day of 2015 till end of year, at least in OBP/OPS leagues (his HR’s weren’t “awesome” but overall with the doubles he was). i know the exact day of the season for ugly reasons as i just happened to drop him that day and i then caught a bunch of shit about it from an idiot in my league who got like 10 total bases later that week against me in maybe 4 days after he waivered him.

    1. 20 team h2h redraft with OPS, total bases, BB, slugging, and hits added for hitters.
    somebody just dropped peraza. i have:
    C castro
    1B freeman
    2B jose ram
    SS villar
    3B franco
    OF (3) kendrys/stanton/kepler
    util (1) to-jo
    BN panik
    DL semien
    my waiver is exceeding low (after waivering kendrys) but should i try to drop panik for peraza here? peraza’s lack of really anything but runs and steals with all those categories might be too much to handle really though.

    2. same league. QS and innings per week as added categories. i have
    archer/duffy/corbin/morton/skaggs/ray/dickey/nolasco. roughly 4 moves per week across whole season (80 total) and you can imagine how bad the SP out there are, but drop anybody for j.garcia, cain, chavez? gotta think garcia is an add over somebody (he was just dropped for chacin, i have no clue why). dickey has no upside but he’s probably safe for QS and innings for sure.

  34. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league

    Santiago Casilla is coming off waivers tomorrow. Should I drop either Koda Glover or J. Benoit to pick him up. Or hold? Thanks.

  35. Fister Furbush says:
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    Mr Macho Mustacioed Mahatma of MLB musings,

    12 team mixed 5×5 w CI and MI spots
    Jose abreu and trevor Cahil for Castellanos and Eickoff
    Who ya got? Is it close?

    Thanks

  36. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB,
    Wow. That was painful. Muslim Mrs. Garrett waged a holy war on my weekly ratios.

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @Phil of the Future: and dynasty roto’s, even worse there.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Death to my ratios. And infidels.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA

  37. The Great Knoche says:
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    2 Start Chad Kuhl was not the answer in NFBC this week.

    • Cram It says:
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      @The Great Knoche: Neither was 2 Start Garrett. 2 Start Richard and 2 Start Ross probably won’t go any better but my team ERA is 6.17 and WHIP is 1.46 so it can’t get much worse!

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Cram It: I’m at 4.5 and 1.38. I feel great now.

  38. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    after it looks nearly for sure the short term guy at LAA town is norris drop parker for any of these: rosie/n.jones/jeffress/storen or could use this slot for 9th SP (this is QS h2h league). or could stick peacock in it as well (that’s what she said). 14 team QS (not holds though)

  39. Paul Roses says:
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    Devohn Travis or Wong rest of year 5 x 5 OBP

    • P says:
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      include merrifield in this mix ROS too THX

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Paul Roses: Travis

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agree with F

  40. Michael Konstantinides says:
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    Nomar mazara or Aaron Judge ROS in a h2h categories league with standard 5 categories plus OPS and hits?? Thanks!!

  41. Clogged Rosterman says:
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    While they’re at it with Desmond, they should also have him start exactly 5 games at both 2B and SS.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Clogged Rosterman: As hot as Reynolds is right now, I think he will see time there and in the OF. They’ll give everyone some days off.

      • Clogged Rosterman says:
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        @The Great Knoche:

        They shouldn’t play him at 3B, though. I think I’m mostly ok at 3B in leagues where I have Desmond, and it would help people who are not me in leagues where I don’t.

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          @Clogged Rosterman: Arenado isnt getting days off

      • Clogged Rosterman says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! I landed on it because 1) it’s my most frequent problem, and 2) I thought it sounded vaguely Dutch.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, now I see a person in clogs

  42. SallyCips says:
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    My DL is so full I had to start dropping guys, ugh. But anyhoo…

    Currently rocking a Cervelli/ Romine catching duo while Sanchez is on the DL. Guessing Mr. Hedges is a better play than at least one of them?

    Joc to the DL, picked up Pillar, did nothing. Is Aaron Altherr a better play? Also have Fowler in our weird two CF league. Which two of those should I run with?

    Last question, sorry boo, would you trade Hamels for Thames? Based on Friday’s article and today, I’m in the maybes. You?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SallyCips: Yes, Hedges — Hold Pillar — Yes, Thames, but ain’t happening is my guess

  43. Alex says:
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    I’m in one of those situations where my team feels locked. There are good pickups on the wire, but I can’t comfortably drop anyone. Urias is available, D. Peralta is available.

    1. Peralta over Duvall or Conforto?

    2. Urias over McCarthy, Ross, or Manaea?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Alex: It’s called being in a shallow league. Good players are always available.

      • Alex says:
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        @Cram It: True. This year, this league is down to 10 teams. Stressful..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: 1. Conforto 2. Ross

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: To be clear, you are saying pick Peralta over Conforto and Urias over Ross?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • Alex says:
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            @Grey: I appreciate it. Feeling more at peace with my team now. And just offered the Santana/ Ceasar for Cueto deal as mentioned below. The other manager says he needs OBP and runs so this should catch his attention.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  44. Alex says:
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    And I’m still trying to make that trade for a pitcher…

    1. Trade Hosmer for Taillon? or Duvall for Taillon?

    2. Trade Caesar H. for Pineda?

    3. How about Carlos Santana and Caesar for Cueto? (Just got Segura back to slot in a 2B)

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Alex:

      1. I’m not a fan of Hosmer or Duvall and love the Tallion Stallion, but it’s a toss up.

      2. Eh.

      3. If you can get Cueto for that package I’d do that more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Agree with Sally

  45. James Stechschulte says:
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    Severino in Boston tonight. Do I dare start him?

    • Cram It says:
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      @James Stechschulte: I’m doing it and hoping it gets rained out.

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @Cram It:Hey Cram, I’m looking to pick up Severino. I have a couple extra OF (Bruce or Bradley), or was thinking Matt Harvey… (K’s down, extremely lucky BABIP and ERA way lower than FIP and xFIP). I don’t think Bruce alone would get it done, and I feel like Bradley might be too much, but if Harvey can’t get back to his pre surgical form from a few years ago, I’m thinking that might be enough to pull it off. What do you think?

        • mcmi11ions says:
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          @mcmi11ions: And, the Harvey trade was shot down pretty quick. He wants to stay “young”. Is Bradley an over pay?

          • Cram It says:
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            @mcmi11ions: If this is a keeper league (sounds like it is), I’m okay trading JBJ for Severino. You’re picking a bad time to try and trade for him though and will probably have to overpay anyway.

            • mcmi11ions says:
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              @Cram It: I’m almost hopping he gets shelled tonight just so I can trade for him.

            • mcmi11ions says:
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              @Cram It: Adam Jones and Taijuan Walker for Sev?

              • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                @mcmi11ions: Giving up too much for me…Severino is still very risky IMO

              • Cram It says:
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                @mcmi11ions: Yeah that’s too much. You’re at like an 11 with Severino. You need to take it down to about a 6. Let him stink for a little bit and get him cheaper.

            • mcmi11ions says:
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              @Cram It: Adam Jones and Taijuan Walker for Sev? And yes, it’s a keeper.

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @mcmi11ions: I wouldn’t trade JBJ for Harvey or Severino

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Cram It:
        Your wish has been granted. Yanks v Sox, rained out for today!

  46. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Great work as usual. Safe to say Muslim Mrs. Garrett is strictly a streamer ?

  47. Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    I need some power in a 14-team OBP league. Do I drop Wieters for Hedges or hold?

  48. The Boy says:
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    Hedges, Pina, Bandy, or D’Arnaud? Frankencatcher is fun!

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @The Boy: Bandy was in the Buy column last week. I would start there.

      • The Boy says:
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        @mcmi11ions: Yes he was, but Grey has been talking Hedges up a little bit and he plays every day.

    • You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow says:
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      @SallyCips: I’d get rid of Hamels @The Boy: Hedges just based on playing time

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @The Boy: Hedges…..for now

  49. Dougie says:
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    I like to call him Addi Cakes

  50. Pousse-Pousse says:
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    Grey, I’ve been troubled by a thought: Is Nomar Mazara actually good? I haven’t watched him hit much, which is why I’m hoping you might help here. He seems to be settling back into his mediocre .275/75/20/75/0 clip again from last year. Not bad, but not good either. Who is this guy, really?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pousse-Pousse: He never changed, he just happen to be hot and hitting at a .415 BABIP clip

  51. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    “Beep borp Vorp”…ahahahahaaaa…nice!

    Would you drop Puig, Haniger, or an OF eligible Jose Peraza for Corey Dickerson? Asking for a friend.

    In another league where holds mean nothing but saves (and also not blowing saves) mean everything would you drop Santiago Cassilla, Matt Bush, or Dellin Betances for Bud Norris?

    Picked up Urias Everywhere, glad to see you approve. Maeda is becoming unownable/tradeable…would you drop him in a 10 teamer?

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        @Grey: Drop anybody I mentioned for Norris or Hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  52. Old School Brother says:
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    Someone in my 10 team league dropped Maeda, so I dropped Pineda for him. Thoughts?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Old School Brother: I would have done the same…now just bench him till he shows something.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agree with F

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Old School Brother: Actually, I read this in the reverse (stupid brain)…. Maeda’s on waivers in my mixed league

  53. NoOneIsHome says:
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    When will it be the time to drop Broxton? Grab Neris for him? Need closer. Thanks.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @NoOneIsHome: Depends on your roster make up and size of league but he can be dropped.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agree with F

        • NoOneIsHome says:
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          @Grey: 12 Team mixed, have Kris Bryant, Khris Davis, Souza & Polanco active with Herrera, Renfroe & Brinson on bench. Bedrosian just went down so would be replacing him with Neris & dropping Broxton….or drop Bedrosian?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Neris, drop Broxton

  54. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    Who would you rather have ROS, Beltre or Tomas?

    Thanks!

      • Test Kitchen says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Is it just me or is the number of comments on your daily posts up substantially over what it was a year or two ago? No idea how you answer so many questions. Hope it’s a sign that this is a worthwhile enterprise for you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Comments are always crazy this time of year

  55. Jb says:
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    Grey – drop robbie ray or Velasquez for urias,or just hold for now? Thanks

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Jb: Velasquez has to pitch great tonight for me to keep him personally. I have Urias in the NA waiting in the wings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jb: Hold

  56. Jon says:
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    Add Urias dropping Maeda?

    • You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow says:
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      @Jon: Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Maeda’s on waivers in my mixed league

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Jon: Do it.

  57. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Good morning!

    For a possible trade, which side you like best:

    Side A:
    Encarnacion + Thames + McCullers

    Side B:
    Miguel Cabrera + Kemp + Strasburg

    thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chris: Side A.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chris: Agree w/Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Yes, agree w/ others

  58. Jim says:
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    ROS Plse rank Conforto, Peralta & Dickerson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: Peralta, Dickerson

  59. Chucky says:
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    Would you drop Joc as your 6th OF’er in a 3 OF league(dynasty) for Folty who becomes a #4/5 streamer?

  60. Jon says:
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    Who would you rather have in a 5×5 keep forever – Hosmer or Joc?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jon: Joc

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Hosmer

  61. How do you feel about Cole vs ChC and Severino @ Bos tonight? We have transaction limits so I cannot really stream someone else over them. I know what happens, if they go to the bench then they will pitch a gem but if I start them they will get litup. Thoughts? I think I am rolling them out.

  62. Jorge says:
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    You buying Zack Wheeler at all? Dominated the Nats after a rough first inning last start. I haven’t watched any of his starts yet, but reports say he looks like a much more confident pitcher out there, and he’s always had the stuff.

    • Chucky says:
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      Aside from the inevitable innings cap, all systems go in the sissy Mary NLEasy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jorge: He looks like a streamer in shallower mixed leagues, not bad, nothing special

  63. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    how come
    1. 2016 preseason everybody flips the F out over a guy who had what, a good 17 or something innings in SPRING TRAINING, once, after being a career reliever (nicasio) but crickets when a guy who was a top 2 SP prospect like 3 years ago is stepping into MLB players’ assholes during the season, stretching them out badly while getting in there, dropping candy wrappers around and shit (copyrighted by curb here) and might very soon have a starting jobber with shebly out?

    2. what is this, 2-3 posts about vargas, but no mentions of santiago? i know there was that game where she was lost all the damn time and it was far too much work finding her all over the world, guess this stayed true in our times. i’m not saying either of them are good here, just the discrepancy.

  64. Vrugg says:
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    Grey, please rank Dickerson, Grichuk, and Kepler. Thanks!

    • Chucky says:
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      You just did

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Vrugg: Agree w/ Chucky

  65. HORSEboy Todd says:
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    Drop Pence or Kepler for SP? C. Dickerson is also available- drop both and pick him up too?

  66. For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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    mentioned yesterday dropping bautista in K’s against and OPS 12 teamer for heyward (another HR), forgot to add dickerson in there on that. or just hold still.

    • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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      @For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron: actually all of these are options over bautista
      dickerson/inciarte/heyward/kepler.
      and man for dickerson (over 1.000 OPS in last 45 at bats) only has 12 runs + RBI during this time. that’s REALLY bad for a guy with that kind of OPS over that period, particularly when it has 3 HR in it. to compare hicks has 17 runs + RBI in his last 23 at bats. obviously lots of luck in this. start to notice why people play in ottoneau leagues with that shit.

  67. BAC says:
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    5×5 12 team OBP.

    1. Drop Kepler for Schebler?

    2. Trade Peraza and Mazara for Villar?

    • You Know Nothing, J.T. Snow says:
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      @BAC: Hold Kepler, Schebler is a matchup play against bad RHP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BAC: Agree w/ JT Snow 2. Sure

  68. MyTeamSucks says:
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    Any idea how bad Bum is hurt? Head to head 6×6 non keeper 12 teams

    I have springer, Haniger,Bradley Jr, Mazara, Duvall, Peralta, and Renfroe. I also have Hanely and Renolds. I have toooooo many OF and no where to play them. Only 3 spots and one Util.

    I was offered Bum for Bradley Jr. Also When Segura comes back this week, which OF would you cut?

    • MyTeamSucks says:
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      @MyTeamSucks:

      He is also willing to take Duvall straight up..

      • B the Esq. says:
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        @MyTeamSucks: Definitely would send Duvall for MadBum despite a 6-8 week absence.

        • MyTeamSucks says:
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          @B the Esq.:

          Thanks. I think Im going to send Duvall and hope for the best. If it works out my staff is insane and I could prob move someone like duffy for a big bat. I wont have to drop a player for segura, just swap bum…

          I hope its not a season ending injury or does not last until 2-3 months.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MyTeamSucks: I’d take Bum for JBJ i your hitting is fine, lose Renfroe

      • MyTeamSucks says:
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        @B the Esq.:

        Thanks. I think Im going to send Duvall and hope for the best. If it works out my staff is insane and I could prob move someone like duffy for a big bat. I wont have to drop a player for segura, just swap bum…

        I hope its not a season ending injury or does not last until 2-3 [email protected]Grey:

        Thanks. If I send Duvall or JBJ, I could activate segura and move bum. I dont have to drop anyone.

  69. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    6X6 h2h category league where my pitching is trash and i get by on quantities of k’s, qs and wins. I streamed kuhl last night, so I’m playing both joe ross and german marquez tonight because it’s fun and yolo. Grey would you mind saying a few words about motter for me? Keep up the good work my man, I’m looking forward to the podcast today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yolo, I wrote about Motter yesterday, and talked about him yesterday

  70. lwomack58 says:
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    Pickup Peralta and drop Reynolds or Conforto, or Maeda-which one or hold. Thank you for your advise

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maeda

  71. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey GRey,

    12-team H2H OBP.

    My Rizzo for Machado and Kluber.

    Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  72. From Beyond says:
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    12 team OBP league. Is Heyward, Conforto, or Dickerson a coinflip?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      More or less

  73. Wilson says:
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    Which pitcher do you think Serverino’s ceiling is? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

  74. Big w says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Someone offered me Gregory Polanco for McCullers. Would you take Polanco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Big W says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey… The guy just switched it up on me… now he wants McCullers/Moreland for Polanco/Freese

        Would you still do the deal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  75. Robert says:
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    Do you think Moncada will outperform M. Franco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  76. Nico says:
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    Sup Grey! Archer is worrying me a bit after watching his last 3 starts. His command during some parts of the game is great, then for 2 innings he’ll forget he ever learned how to pitch. K’s and GB’s down slightly too… Let’s hope for the best over the next few starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He always seems to come around and get his 200 Ks with slightly wonky ratios

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: I’m a patient man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is that a Neil Young song?

  77. Ron Pridgen says:
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    H2H Points – Need 2 from Miley, Amir, Severino and Urias?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Severino, Urias

  78. Matt Hackenberg says:
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    Drop Peraza or Margot for Dickerson?

    Pick two: Severino, Ryu, T. Walker

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh…Margot if you don’t need SBs…. Severino, Walker

  79. Adam says:
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    In head to head league with OBP
    Would u drop Mazara to pick up Conforto?
    odor or owings?
    Souza or Mazara?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  80. Thomas THE RAP GOD OF ALL RAP GODS! says:
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    I own Greg Bird in a 12 team points league.. Time to cut bait? I like how the Yankees have been scoring in bunches and as a Judge owner wanted to pair the two, but I think Chris Carter may be getting a few more starts with Bird slumping.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  81. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Thanks again for the great work! I need to free up a spot for Capps coming off the DL and I’m offering Drury/Joe Ross to two different teams: one for Peraza, one for Devinski. Assuming both would consider, who would you target?

    NOTE: my offense is clicking right now, so Peraza would be on the bench and swapped in for off days or when the Reds play a team that can’t throw out runners.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  82. Adam says:
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    Jason heyward or Mazara?
    Please rank heyward, Mazara , Conforto, Dickerson , Souza
    Thanks!
    Head to head league w OBP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mazara, Dickerson

  83. Mike says:
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    Drop Castillo for Martin or Hedges?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hedges

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike: Vogt is also on the wire…

  84. Jeff says:
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    Should Heyward be owned? I would have to drop either Calhoun or Margot to fit him.

    • Jeff says:
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      @Jeff: Motter is also out there, and its an AVG and OPS league.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jeff: Sure, drop Calhoun

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun

  85. Justin says:
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    Good morning G,
    Great write up as usual. Thanks for all the hard work you put and the crew out into the site everyday. If you could take a quick look at my squad and let me know who I could deal to upgrade my sp, and get younger and better in term of great young keepers. The team feels aged without that much upside. High floor low upside kind of situation. Somehow I’m in second through the first three weeks but I feel it was due to an easy strength of schedule. Thank you in advance.

    12 team 6×6 ops and qs are extra cats. We keep 7. One util one extra infield spot.

    Perez,Bryant,Kinsler,Lamb,Russel,Cargo(col),K.davis,Cain,Turner,Trumbo :BN Napoli Forsythe

    Quiantana,Duffy,Wacha,Severino,Walker,McCarthy,Nova,
    Neris,Diaz,Colome DL Gray,Matz NA De Leon.

    Thanks again!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Cain, Turner or Trumbo for an SP — McCullers?

  86. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Hey Grey! best for ROS in 5×5 H2H league: C Dickerson, Heyward or Ellsbury ? thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  87. Roger Podacter says:
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    I should’ve mentioned that I picked up Garret in one of my leagues and it means things are about to go bad for him and he should be dropped/benched until further notice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did this to Muslim Mrs. Garrett!

      • Roger Podacter says:
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        @Grey: Expect Urias and McCarthy to struggle in their next starts.

          • Roger Podacter says:
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            @Grey: “I made enough Gazpacho for everyone.”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA

  88. lwomack58 says:
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    I need to drop a pitcher-Lynn or Maeda? Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maeda

  89. Brett Myrick says:
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    Gray-

    As you are the number one Aldemys Diaz hater on the planet, is he worth holding in a 12-team mixed league, or would you Stream-o-Nator that slot?

    Guys on my wire who’d get the SON treatment: Miller, Asdrubal, Swanson, Alcides Escobar, Tim Anderson. Also, when TREA gets SS eligibility I could move him over and SON 2nd base which includes Pedroia, Miller, Brandon Phillips, Forsythe, Walker, Travis.

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Diaz, but Miller is enticing

    • Cram It says:
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      @Brett Myrick: There’s no reason to drop him yet until he hits the skids and any of those guys starts schmotatoing. Although I like Asdrubabl the most and Travis over him at 2nd.

  90. Matt says:
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    Would you drop Rich Hill for Gsellman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  91. Wudaben says:
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    Would you trade Duffy for Bumgarner? Duffy owner here and exploring my options. I have some pitching depth although this would make my top end pretty thin but the bonus of having Bum at the end of the season may be worth the risk.

    My staff, Start 4 Weekly: Duffy, C Martinez, McCullers, Aaron Sanchez, Nola, T Walker, Velasquez, Graveman, Urias, Gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  92. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    No one is going to comment on the gif? That looks he gives. I also have no idea if your description is true, but it’s fantastic looking at the gif before reading the explanation.

    Stupid Adam Frazier.

  93. lwomack58 says:
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    Rank the following please-Peralta, M. Reynolds, Conforto-I trying to decide which two to keep

  94. John says:
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    I offer the following players, not for trade, but for public execution. Gausman, Porcello,Smardja,Bregman,Picotty,Blackmon,Hosmer,Peraza and Abreu. Believe it or not, I have all of these guys on one team!!!!.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Haha, ouch

  95. Not Your Average Joe says:
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    Mirror Mirror on Grey’s wall, who should I be add/dropping, if anyone at all?

    FA of note: R-Zim, Altherr, Conforto, Norris

    Team in a 5×5, 12-team, h2h, redraft.

    C – Realmuto; 1B – Freeman; 2B – Dozier; 3B – Machado; SS – Correa; OF – Benintendi, Polanco, Tomas; Util – Santana; Bench – Duvall

    SP – Tanaka, Maeda, Duffy, Hamels, Eickhoff, Severino, Corbin (streamer)
    RP – Holland, K-Rod, Bush, Kelley, Glover

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha — You have no one to drop

  96. Jason Bradley Miller says:
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    GLOSSARY SUGGESTION: RUMPELPITCHSKINS.

    Can spin gold from the hill when healthy; injuries always bite them in the rump. Once enough people start buzzing about the production of RUMPELPITCHSKINS (and add to their squad), *POOF* they’re injured and they vanish to the Disabled List.

    I posted this late last night and apologize for the redundancy. Thanks for doing what you do, Grey. :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Funny, but we went with fanglasstic

      • Jason Bradley Miller says:
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        Word.

  97. Shitwolf says:
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    wonderin about a trade would you do

    ramirez + carrasco for freeman?

    thanks mang

    also its my day off what show should i binge watch that i havnt seen before? use telepathy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Shitwolf: Freeman — Line of Duty on Hulu

  98. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Great write-up, Grey. Thank you for all of your knowledge and work.

    Doing some spring cleaning and wanted to run some ish by you and company:

    12 tm H2H: A. Would you roll with the Bandy/Pina colada combo at C or pick up Hedges, Vogt, or d’Arnot? B. Velasquez, Gausman, Rodon, or Cotton worth a pick up over Lynn, Garrett, Shoemaker, Ray, or T Walker? C. Rendon, Baez, Grichuk, Motter (I’m a Segura owner), or Drury worth a pick up over Gyorko, Kepler, Conforto, or Margot?

    11 tm keeper (roto): D. Nola or Hill worth picking up over Lynn, Garrett, or T Walker? E. I have stockpiled OF’ers Duvall, Trumbo, Judge, Conforto, Souza, and Haniger on the roster. I start 3 OF and one of them at Utility. Would you drop either of them for Peraza (2B, SS, OF elig.) OR one of those pitchers in question D.?

    Thank you so much, I know this is a big question.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Scuffy McGee: 12 team: Hedges. Velazquez over Walker. Hold.
      11 Team: Nola for Garret. Would actually try to trade some OF for SP help maybe…

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @B the Esq.: Thanks B!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scuffy McGee: A. Hedges B. Velasquez over Amir C. Rendon, Motter over Gyorko and Kepler

      D. Nola over Amir E. Souza for Peraza

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  99. G says:
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    Hey Grey, great write-up as usual. How would you rank these deals for me from best to worst? and would you take them all? Looking to buy low on some pitchers and sell Margot since he’s on my bench most days.

    1. My Snell and Benoit for Maeda (buy low on Maeda, see if he bounces back)

    2. My Margot and Benoit for Lackey (same idea – buy low on pitcher whos been historically consistent)

    3. I give Margot and Bush for Paxton (im not sure he would take this)

    4. My Hendricks and Margot for his Lester (im also not sure he would take this)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: 1. Sure 2. Meh 3. Yes 4. Yes

  100. Five-On-One says:
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    Please Rank: Gallo, Motter, Hernan, ToJo, LoMo, Scooter, Reddick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Motter, Perez

  101. Wilson says:
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    Which prospect in last two years could be next top 20 in next two years?
    Taillon, Bundy, A. Sanchez, Eickhoff, Nola, Urias, VV, Glasnow, and who else? Thoughts appreciated.

    • Wilson says:
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      Hi Grey,
      Remind~ Would like to know your thoughts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: No pitcher is going to be top 20

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        I meant top 20 starters.
        Do you see which prospect is possible to be listed in Top 20 starter in next two years?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ll guess Taillon

  102. Robert Itzkowitz says:
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    Yo Grey,

    1) Can you please rank these guys moving forward for me in a standard 5×5 roto league? Healy, Conforto, Kepler, Moreland

    2) Start or Sit K Hendricks @ PIT today (-1.8 on SON) in a shallow mixer?

    Thanks as always!

  103. lwomack58 says:
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    Castellanos, Healy and Franco are all available. Would you drop Maeda for one of these and which one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

  104. Roger Podacter says:
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    Thames was a shitter, who thought the same Thames was a hitter?
    Don’t trust K-B-O figures.
    Shame on the Richard who thought that E Thames was a flicker,
    dude’s done nothing but hit dingers,

    Fuck, what?! Fuck, who!?! Fuck Me!!?! Fuck.
    Korean P-E-D’s are apparently uncut,
    Thames stats are rakeable, tatter-proof,
    Oh Amir you got juice, we wanna get some. Shoo.
    Ka-Pow(er)! How you like me now?
    Just clear the wall, Thames smacks them all,
    Do you want to see a pitcher get knocked the fuck out?
    Thames will get on him like that, then shout!

    *holds up W, turns it sideways to make an E*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Nice

  105. Mariners' Homer says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Nice write up, as usual!
    I’m in a h2h points league and got this offer.

    My pitching
    -Stroman
    -Cueto
    -Darvish
    -Salazar
    -Nola
    -Graveman

    I give up Myers and Schwarber for his Cespedes and Gio Gonzalez.

    Obviously every trade could be good/bad based on a team “needs” basis, but how does this one look on the surface? Pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  106. Cohen says:
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    Grey , pick 3 starts please
    Shoemaker vs Oak
    Walker vs SD
    Ray vs SD
    Skaggs vs Oak
    Wainwright vs Tor
    Urias at SF
    McCarthy vs Phil
    Ryu vs Phil

  107. brad says:
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    Trade Thames high now or hold him with the opportunity to keep him on my roster forthe next three years?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends for what

  108. Thomas THE RAP GOD OF ALL RAP GODS! says:
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    I have Lucus Duda on DL and Pablo just hit the DL but I have no extra DL spot.

    Right now I have Ryan Zimmerman at 1st base and Ryon Healey at 3rd base.

    Is it safe to drop Lucus or Pablo? If so, which one should I cut?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pablo

  109. Five-On-One says:
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    Who do I bench for the week (starting tomorrow): Pillar, Motter, ToJo, Kepler, Gyorko or Miller? Leaning ToJo. Any of those guys droppable in a 12-teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know their matchups, To-Jo’s been ice cold tho

  110. los locos says:
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    Grey, I was offered Paxton and Piscotty for Pence, Glasnow and Suarez. Thoughts?

    This is 5×5 OBP league 10 team keeper.

    Grandal
    Freeman
    DeLiemu
    Arenado
    Seager C
    Bradley
    Margot
    Pence
    Castellous

    Bench
    Saurez
    Mancini
    Marte (SUS)
    Heyward
    Polanco
    Moncada

    Pitchers
    Kershaw
    Pineda
    Salazar
    Strausbug
    Lackey
    Devenski
    Giles

    Bench
    Vargas
    Glasnow
    Maneau

    DL – Gray J

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  111. Murph says:
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    Reds called up Ariel Hernandez – never heard of him until he struck out 5 Brewers in 2 2/3 with a 100 mph fastball . Any thoughts on him Grey?
    And can you rank middle relievers to help my ratios: Barnes, Peacock, Rosenthal, Hernandez?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosenthal, Barnes — Ariel can’t throw strikes consistently

  112. Big W says:
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    Avisail or Frees ROS?

    • Big W says:
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      @Big W: sorry, i mean or Freese… I’m sure you knew that. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail

  113. Gigorilla says:
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    Grey, please right something nasty about Franco and Odor so they start to hit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do what I can

  114. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto. kepler, heyward and peralta, who do you like best? thank you…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

  115. dustyfingers says:
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    I’m keeping a close eye on Kepler, Mancini, A. Hicks and Gurriel. Except Kepler (whose already playing regularly), they’re all working hard to prove they need regular playing time. Any of these dudes likely to break out and out shine Kepler? I’m ignoring Conforto because this is probably his week to do it with all of the injuries and a series of righties coming up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini

  116. ERad says:
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    What is Thames’ deal? Did this dude just really dig Korean BBQ and chilled out for 3 years then decided he needed more kale and quinoa in his diet and came back to the states?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly wanted more money and fame than Korean baseball could provide

  117. Jim says:
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    Pitch Severino in Fenway today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not

  118. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Listening to another enjoyable razz podcast, and I believe the term that you and JB are looking for John Lackey is what we call in my family “the hit me face”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I liked “resting douche face”

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: I got a hearty chuckle out of it. Never heard that before.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I never have either

  119. Chris says:
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    Gray! Great read as always.

    Rank ROS, please:
    Cain
    Conforto
    Dickerson
    Heyward
    Peralta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain, Peralta, Dickerson

    • Chris says:
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      @Chris:

      Damn it, I did it again. Apologies for the misspell, Grey. I have family with the surname “Gray”…

  120. jon says:
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    I need a catcher for my 10 team league.. One year best stats of the following:

    Stats: R 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB AVG

    Molina
    Hedges
    McCann
    Weiters
    Bandy

    I like hedges, just don’t want him to be a drain on my AVG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hedges

  121. Robert Itzkowitz says:
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    Yo Grey,

    1) Can you please rank these guys moving forward for me in a standard 5×5 roto league? Healy, Conforto, Kepler, Moreland

    2) Starting or Sitting K Hendricks @ PIT today (-1.8 on SON) in a shallow mixer?

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Moreland, Healy 2. Sit

  122. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto, gerrit cole or keuchel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keuchel

  123. Steve says:
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    Best bench bat on 14-team h2h

    Cozart, Motter, Altherr

    OBP, SLG

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Motter

  124. dtbran says:
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    Bregman, Cain, Mazara, Haniger, Rosenthal, Peakock (for ratios), drop any for Hern Perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peacock

  125. frankenstein says:
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    Pick your favorite speedy little prospect for a UTIL spot – Tim Anderson or Manny Margot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot

  126. Rice says:
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    Thanks for all the greatness you bring to my mornings!

    Please rank

    Peralta, Piscotty, Judge, Hosmer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, no problem…. Hosmer, Judge, Piscotty

  127. Negatto says:
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    Currently have Cozart manning the MI slot.

    Devon just hit the wire.

    Is Devon worth a pickup over Cozart based on ROS potential?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  128. SondheimXXX says:
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    Would you still be holding Bird in a twelve-team? The way he’s hitting, he seems like a likely candidate to be sent to AAA.

    I ask because Dickerson is still available in my league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Dickerson

  129. John says:
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    I drafted 8 pitchers and I really need to pair it down to six core starters. Obviously I keep Kershaw and Lester. The remaining pitchers are Gausman, Porcello, Lynn, Wacha and Miley. Which one should I drop as I could really use another bat and am accumulating way too many starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman, Miley, bye

  130. JP says:
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    Looking to upgrade hitting, is giving Duffy/Dickerson for Ozuna or Haniger too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A bit

  131. Jon says:
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    Samardzija was dropped – add him over Maeda, Shoemaker, or Lackey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, him and them are streamers

  132. Jorge says:
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    Some food for thought on Maeda – his first four starts have been undoubtedly bad, but he’s pitched @ ARI, @ COL, and another start at home against Arizona, who leads the league in runs. Not to fully excuse the poor start, but it seems early to call him droppable. He also still has the 6th highest SWSTR% in the league, after finishing 12th in the league last year. With home starts against PHI and SF coming up, it would be prudent to at the very least hold, if not buy low.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good stuff, in some leagues, I can see holding, and I like him, but when people are like Velasquez (just jinxed him) or Maeda, sometimes you gotta move in shallower leagues

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @Jorge: forgot to write this after watching him pitch the other day…but he didnt look injured imo, at least not through his body language. His velo and control seemed fine, but hitters were just sitting on the heater. His breaking stuff looked pretty flat though. Im definitely not trying to be OTS here with a sage scouting report, but i think Maeda is a hold and bench for at least a couple more starts. Oh yeah, and i dont think any pitcher can build up tons of confidence if they know their manager is gonna pull them in the 6th to start playing matchups with the pen. Roberts has done that to everyone except Kershaw it seems. Just some food for thought. Have a great day guys, thanks again for all you do Grey and co.!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Thanks, homey!

  133. Boy Wonder says:
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    14 Team H2H Redraft Weekly League.

    Odubel Herrera or Cesar Hernandez ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odubel, prolly coin flip

  134. Brickroad says:
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    Start or sit Ervin Santana today @TEX? 12 team roto mixed. Stream-a-nator says sit. Feels like the regression fairies are approaching…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think you gotta start him, but it could be ugly

  135. Boy Wonder says:
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    Cesar Hernandez or Rougned Odor ROS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  136. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Keeper league – $0 Thames > $10 JD Mart > $16 Desmond?

    I’ve got Desmond and JD + am making bedroom eyes at Thames. Thinking of proposing a 1:1 for the behemoth. Trying to think of an offer that’s reasonably likely to get him without overpaying…

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks right

    • Stumanji says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Don’t mean to melt your snowman but I highly doubt anybody would trade the league leader in HR that costs $0 for one of two more expensive guys that haven’t even taken a swing yet this year.

  137. crumbs says:
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    Great stuff as always, Grey, thanks for the daily read. Curious as to your ranking of these SPs ROS: Nova, Urias, Severino, Velasquez, Ryu. 12-team mixed points league (K = 1, BB = -1, ER = -2, IP = 2, W = 6, L = -4, QS = 3), if that makes a difference.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Severino, Velasquez, Urias

  138. Illuminatty says:
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    Sup Grey,

    Another day with a sick recap. Thanks

    Which side you likey: Kris Bryant, Seagura, Verlander,McCarthy / OR / Mookie Betts, J. Villar, Lester, Gausman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem…. Betts

  139. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Someone on our 10 Team H2H Points League dropped Marte. What do you think is a reasonable FAAB bid amount if we have $100 to start. I still have all of my dollars.

    Thanks much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $3

  140. Matt says:
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    10 Team x ESPN Roto x Standard

    Drop R. Martin for Hedges? Just want to make sure because Martin is starting to pick it up a little bit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Yesterday it was Hedges, Frankencatcher! Hedges has 6 bombs in 10 games!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know!

  141. lwomack58 says:
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    Graveman pitching Thursday-would you drop Shoemaker or Gsellman for Graveman’s start. Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  142. fredtbn1gs says:
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    Drop Neil Walker for Matt Davidson? Got Kipnis back for 2B finally but there’s crap for 2B on the wire so I’ve been afraid to drop Walker in case Kipnis is still fragile. Not like Walker has been good though. Davidson would be bench bat (3B is Sano).

    12 team roto with added OPS.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  143. playadlc says:
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    Hate being that guy but drop Weiters for Hedges?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  144. Steve says:
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    Would you try to buy low on Maeda with Ray or Glasnow? 14-team keeper, I think I can pry him away… not sure if it’s a good idea.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glasnow

  145. Oppo Taco says:
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    T Walker and Castellanos for Bregman? Is this close?

    and Shaw or Castellanos,

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman — Shaw while hot

  146. Gregg says:
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    Good day sir!

    H2h pts weekly lock league.

    For next week/beyond thoughts on adding Jason heyward for depth? Also available Chris owings (eligible at SS & OF), solarte (3b/2b), David peralta, pillar & lastly Taylor motter who is eligible at SS. This is just for depth now heck I can try & add two of these bats if I can which 2?

    My OFs we start are 4:
    Harper, cespedes, schwarber, Benintendi

    Utility Souza, judge.

    SS andrelton Simmons

    Bench: Margot, Todd Frazier, zach cozart , conforto, Pedroia, javy Baez (2b,3b & SS)

    Duda on DL

    Just got a notification segura is activated off DL what’s that mean for motter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings over Andrelton for the season… Don’t own Andrelton…. Motter should play, Leonys was demoted…. Lose Cozart for Peralta

  147. Cohen says:
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    Grey, 12 team roto
    My starters:
    Carrasco
    McCullers
    Nova
    Pineda
    Severino
    Would u drop any for one of these pitchers or hold?
    Lackey
    A.Sanchez
    Gio
    Maeda
    Ray
    Maneaa
    Walker
    Valasquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lackey

  148. quimmy says:
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    Was offered Gsellman and McCann for my Cotton and Posey in a league that counts K/9, OBP and SLG as extra categories. Thoughts? Thanks!

    • Greg says:
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      @quimmy: why do that?

  149. Not Your Average Joe says:
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    Would you offer C.Santana and Hamels for J-Up and Hedricks? What about C.Santana and Hamels for CarGone and Archer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope and Okay

  150. joeg414 says:
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    Thinking of making this offer : T Joseph and Corbin for J Bell and Casilla . I need a Closer.
    13 Team 6×6 mixed roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do better, different

      • joeg414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Sorry, but you mean I can / should get back more for Joseph and Corbin . And ask / look for a better Closer in the deal.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Better closer

  151. omar says:
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    AL Only Standard 5×5 Roto:

    Let’s assume Jose Berrios is called up tomorrow….

    Which side would you rather ROS?

    Brantley
    Verlander
    Berrios

    or

    Haniger
    Stroman
    Bundy

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If Berrios were called up tomorrow, I’d drop him before he pitched on my team…. Haniger side

  152. adam says:
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    ODOR or Owings ROS
    head to head league with OBP
    souza or mazara ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor, Mazara

  153. RicoSuave says:
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    Awesome work Grey!

    16 team H2H weekly points league… redraft

    Thor and Maeda for Cueto and Leake? which side? is it close?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Thor

  154. primetime says:
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    Grey, 10 team keeper 5×5 OBP – k/9 QS

    What side is looks good?

    Paxton & Piscotty for Pence, Saurez and Manaea

    I have Arenado and Castellanos 3b
    I have Bradley, Polanco, Margot, Heyward Marte (Sus)

    I will pick Conforto off waivers

    I currently own:

    Kershaw
    Strausburg
    Salazar
    Lackey
    Vargas

    Bench
    Manaea
    Glasnow
    Pineda

    J Gray DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paxton

  155. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Dude is Muslim Mrs Garrett, SO FUNNY! only on Razzball..You da best!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  156. waffles says:
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    good stuff

    I was offered Avisail Garcia and Cody Allen for Joe Ross in my deep 14 teamer h2h OPS league. Mind that closers are less valuable than in standard because there’s 16 categories 5×5 ops standard plus H, BB, XBH and pitcher losses, QS, IP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, depends on how badly you need Avisail and Allen and how many extra SPs you have

  157. Nightmare! says:
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    Greylord! Hello and welcome to Tuesday afternoon.
    H2H points. Who’s your shortstop of choice going forward.

    Crawford
    Motter
    Owings
    Brad miller

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  158. Dommattingly says:
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    Joe Ross, Urias, or Hellickson. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias

  159. primetime says:
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    Grey, Cody Bellinger was not in the lineup this morning and last night was playing OF… HMMM. Is he an automatic pickup now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab him

  160. Robert says:
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    Is Hamels enough to offer for Desmond?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Robert: Confucius say: Answer to question lie in response from Desmond owner.

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Robert: I just got Desmond for Duffy if that’s helpful, and I feel like most people like Hamels over Duffy. I’d try that before he’s hitting dongs in colorado though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it

    • Stumanji says:
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      @Robert: Seems fair. I got Desmond for G. Cole preseason.

  161. Joey B says:
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    Grey, Solarte or Hernan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hernan

  162. Scratch this Scratch Golfer says:
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    OMG! OMG! OMG! @Grey! I just caught word the marlins are staying in Delaware tonight (NFL draft in philly). I work 2 blocks from the hotel and bartended there for years! What do i do? OMG, totally flipping, does Giancarlo like roses? Maybe he’s more low-key and down for a netflix & chill. IDK, i don’t want to screw this up! No, i am not one of your 3 female readers, total mancrushing right now…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, you better give him a handjob from me!

  163. Oppo Taco says:
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    Quintana or T Walker ROS? Got a trade in the works, thanks for the continued input, homie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana

  164. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
    Prolly dropping a bench bat as I don’t need it.
    Are either of these pitchers more than streamers and could be spot start end of the rotation arms?
    Cobb
    Bauer
    Samardzjia
    Folty

    • Cram It says:
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      @bobbo: Cobb and Folty could be. But I’d still probably stream that spot as opposed to spot starting one of them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, stream

  165. There is no Crying in Baseball says:
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    Comforto or Puig

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  166. ThE sHiT says:
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    Bellinger getting called up!!! Grab him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I was freakin away from my computer one time

  167. herschel says:
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    @Grey: hate to be this guy, but how much are you bidding on bellinger in 12 team weekly roto mixed redrafts (250 FAAB)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $77

  168. Ashtray says:
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    Hosmer and Bird have been shitty so I’ve been trying to trade for Bellinger. Of course he gets called up. There goes all my low-ball offers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  169. charlie batch says:
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    Likelihood of David Peralta breaking out (opposed to Schomotato)?

    Likelihood of A-Gon being done?

    How good is this Bellinger kid?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Peralta, wrote a sleeper post for him — Bellinger will play OF

  170. Scott Kimmel says:
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    I just got a trade offer:

    I give up Familia and Correa
    I get Rizzo and Almydys Diaz

    Make that deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        so make the deal of me giving up Correa and Familia for Rizzo and Diaz.

        • Mrniceguy says:
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          @Scott Kimmel:

          ya bro take rizzo is what he sayin

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            thats what I thought he meant

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  171. BravesfanintheUK says:
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    An insightful and essential read as ever Grey! Thank you…

    In a 16 team DYNASTY league – H2H roto categories with OBP K in batting QS in pitching

    My hitting and pitching are relatively balanced, i should make the play offs but there are stronger teams than me on paper so balancing this year and future.

    I’m lacking at 3B with Beltre out (and this may be his last season). For this season to cover for Beltre’s likely absences and to be primary 3B for the next few, would you go after:
    – Healy, Suarez, Castellanos? I”m assuming healy – can he be a top 10 3B in a couple of years?

    Is either of Manaea or T Walker an overpay for any of those three in this dynasty format ?

    I’ve always done standard roto’s before and tend to try to trade pitching for hitting wherever possible. is this any different in a dynasty league with deep rosters so most of top 300 mlb players and all top 30 prospects are rostered? would you value young pitching much more highly?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Healy… Not an overpay…

      • BravesfanintheUK says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, will see how that lands….

  172. Greg says:
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    Our time to draft was only 45 seconds. I did not want DJ, but ran out of time. I’m not sitting Starlin “The Birds” Castro. No one wants him in trade. I think he is overrated. But if I drop him. ….anyway, I’m just complaining. There’s nothing I can do until Dee Gordon gets popped for PEDs again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  173. scotty the captain says:
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    luckily for all ur readers ur already wealthy, grey. i could never figure out why this site is free. hard to find much comedy in any other roto writers. not that i read anyone else. have a nice day razzballians

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Scotty!

  174. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Dodgers calling up Bellinger. Would you drop Jorge Polanco to bring him up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  175. scotty the captain says:
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    oh ya and —droppin some jeru the damaja on us today grey!!!!! thats why ur the shit. i actually asked a hotty if she knew if the sun rises in the east or west the other day. she immedietly said west. i was like whaaaaa. only reason i knew was because of that album haaaaa. i stumbled upon this site a long time ago. i was reading u way before ur josh rutledge love. i might have commented 5 times in 5 years. i still listen to that cd oftentimes. listen to brooklyn took it. within the land of crooks yes brooklyns the boroughhhhhhhh. song 3. soryy for my ramblings. ta ta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA… Not the Queens but what?

      • nick the smooth dick says:
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        @Grey: Da bitchez!

  176. lucasred says:
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    Drop Dickerson or Kepler for Bellinger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

  177. andfog99 says:
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    Drop piscotty, ellsbury, Maikel Franco, or gyorko for bellinger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko

  178. Mrniceguy says:
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    heyyy mannnnn

    my current last 2 hitting spots are currently Souza/conforto

    best hitters on waivers
    Dickerson, Margot, Castro and I just saw Bellinger got called up

    should I make any swaps?
    GRATITUDE!

    • Mrniceguy says:
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      @Mrniceguy:

      no specific need I have peraza to swap in if i need more steals for the week its a 12 team h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bellinger over Souza

  179. here comes the pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey

    Been looking to deal Duffy since your friday column. I think I can pull off my Duffy/Neris for his Kluber…. Gotta do it right?

    I’d be light on saves with only Diaz/Brach/Bedrosian left on my team but think the juice is worth the squeeze.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Kluber

      • here comes the pizza says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! I was high on Duffy coming into this year but the velocity dips you pointed out do have me concerned. Gotta cash in while I still can

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cash me outside

          • here comes the pizza says:
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            @Grey: How bout Dahl

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d want more

  180. daze says:
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    Grey
    Todd Frazier is killing me. Parked on the bench. Still think he has 25- 30 HR power
    Would you drop him for Bellinger
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

      • daze says:
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        @Grey:
        how about Addison Reed. At this point I am using him for whip and era since he wont be closing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can lose Reed

  181. Jimmy Duggan says:
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    Drop Bautista for Bellinger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It could work out, but I wouldn’t

  182. jaysfan says:
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    Was offered Arrieta and Zimmerman for Rizzo. What’s your take? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo side

  183. Chris says:
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    10team 5×5 OBP keeper league

    C Lucroy
    1B Pujols
    2B Odor
    3B Franco
    SS Machado
    OF Brantley
    OF Pollack
    OF Bautista
    Util Dee Gordon
    B Odubel
    B Bellinger
    B Brad Miller
    DL Beltre
    DL Desmond

    10 team league and people have zero interest in Pujols on trade wire, I got him for Taijuan Walker 5 mins after picking Walker off FA.

    1: Start Bellinger over Pujols? League has NA spot, I had Urias in there / activated him and picked up Bellinger to stash, now Bellinger activated (luckily I can store Strasburg in NA until he’s back from paternity leave).

    2: Drop Pujols or Miller if Bellinger is up for extended period and I need to clear roster space? At least Miller has roster flexibility for days when Bellinger isn’t starting, likely to be OK 1B on FA if Bellinger goes back down / I’ll have Desmond back soon…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure, try it 2. Miller, but cross that bridge when you come to it

  184. FrankGrimes says:
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    Duffy and Judge for Trea…
    Prettay prettay good deal for me
    If I don’t say so myself (devil emoji)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner side, ha

  185. Scott says:
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    14 team, 5×5, dynasty league

    Which side you take?

    Side A gets: Starling Marte, Alex Reyes, Ozhaino Albies
    Side B gets: Stephen Strasburg, Robinson Cano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano

  186. ryanoger says:
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    Thoughts on Dat Dude? Should I lose Conforto for him or just wait to see Confortos playiing tonight?

    • ryanoger says:
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      @ryanoger:

      *how Conforto’s PT pans out* whatever I typed above was the booze typin’

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mets aren’t playing… Hold

  187. jaw says:
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    drop kepler for peralta? 10 team 5×5 h2h keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  188. SteveNZ says:
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    Bellinger!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I agree

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Too late to get him in my lineup, but great that he’s starting in LF, as I already have Moreland, Miggy and Abreu haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  189. Robert says:
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    H. Ramirez or C. Santana ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

  190. Corey Shurge says:
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    I want to add Ian Kennedy, but who should I drop: Triggs or Wheeler? (…or maybe Shoemaker, but I feel like I should hold with him)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Triggs

  191. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    Weekly league, how much of your $200 FA money are you bidding on bellinger?

    Also, can you rank Salazar, Thames, Judge ROS

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $31 — Thames, Salazar

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

    (1) C: Martin
    (1) 1B: Rizzo
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Owings
    (1) 3B: Rendon
    (3) OF: Harper, Springer, Bradley Jr.
    (2) UT: H. Ramirez, Haniger
    (6) Bench: Abreu, Longoria

    (3) SP: Carrasco, Duffy, McCullers
    (2) RP: Johnson, Neris
    (4) P: Betances, Nova, Severino,Lackey, Walker
    (6) Bench: (Walker, Ray, Urias, J. Ross)

    What’s all the hubbub about this Bellinger kid? Is he a must add in my shallower 10 teamer? Already have bench bats so no way he fits on my team right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t need him

  193. Oppo Taco says:
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    Altuve and LoCain for Harper and DJL. Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper

  194. NRC says:
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    OBP/SLG league… thinking long-term
    Thames, Judge, Stroman, Ramos
    For
    Salazar, Severino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thames

      • NRC says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! Would you say Thames has a better chance of being a top 60 keeper than Salazar?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  195. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    I need a SS in my 12 Team Yahoo 6X6 H2H League with holds and OPS. The ugly candidates are:

    Motter
    Simmons (yuch!)
    A Cabrera
    Mr. Anderson

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. I was also lucky enough to grab Bellinger before anyone else. I may need him as Haniger strained an oblique while getting his second hit of the night. He was probably my hottest hitter. FUCK!!!!!

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Motter

  196. Oppo Taco says:
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    Maeda or Quintana ROS? battle of the bleh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually, Maeda, coin flip

  197. hotmilk8 says:
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    Graveman is coming back Thurs at LAA would you stream him over Waino home vs Jays on thurs? 10 team points lg wins 10pts losses -5
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  198. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Grey,
    One more – a trade question in our 10 Team H2H Points League:

    I give JBJ and Duffy and I get Carlos Mart and Severino.

    What say you?

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Yankee my Wanky! says:
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      @Yankee my Wanky!: By the way, my OF is Braun, Springer, Jose Ram, Perralta, Desmond and Dahl.

      Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JBJ side

  199. Scott says:
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    Pushing my luck with a second question. You the man!

    Dynasty league, choose a side

    Side a: Andrus and Samardzija
    Side b: Odubel and Pomeranz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odubel

  200. Catfish Hunter says:
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    Baez or Bellinger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Catfish Hunter: over/under days till this one changes. obviously it’ll hinge on bellinger’s at bats per game. i don’t have a number in mind, just very interested in when it’ll be.

  201. Oppo Taco says:
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    Eaton or Conforto ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton

  202. jocrafe says:
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    Grey, drop Renfroe for Bellinger? Or are they the exact same player??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Renfroe

  203. Shitwolf says:
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    Just got offered Stanton and manaea for bundy and Chapman gotta do it right?

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Shitwolf: yeppers, stanton side.

      • Shitwolf says:
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        @goodfold2: thx bro I took it like 30 seconds after I wrote the question haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  204. CARLOS says:
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    GREY!

    Glover from Wash or Casilla from OAK for saves?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Casilla

  205. Oppo Taco says:
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    Would you trade Buxton and Castellanos for Bregman? It’s a keeper league. Close? I’ve been holding Buxton forever and Bregman doesn’t look good either

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  206. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h 5×5 OBP

    C Martin
    1B Votto
    2B Villar
    3B Rendon
    SS Story
    OF Harper
    OF Thames
    OF Bautista
    UTL C Santana
    BN Haniger

    Replace Haniger with which waiver bat that best fits my team:

    Bellinger, Ellsbury, Zobrist, Tomas, Owings, Conforto, Kiermaier, Dickerson, Peralta, Heyward

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomas

  207. Oppo Taco says:
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    Last one (hopefully) Piscotty or Eaton ROS?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty

  208. goodfold2 says:
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    oh shit teo got a new scar. this should be the lead, ask rudy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  209. SteveNZ says:
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    So, Matt Bowman. Unhittable until het gets on to my team. Steveabermetrics strikes again.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @SteveNZ: hey you got yr name back, it’s easy just log out before commenting.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @goodfold2: Yeah – it comes from having to log in to access SON etc – can’t be bothered logging out again. Not that bothered about people knowing my real name…

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @SteveNZ: not saying you necessarily were, some others had mentioned being worried about it, it’s an easy fix if anybody is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  210. Kimo says:
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    Send Moncada for deGrom in a 14-team 5×5 dynasty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  211. J-Dawg says:
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    Did you ever watch that show “Bonzai” that used to be shown on that channel G8 a few years back? Crazy ass Japanese gambling TV show? It was freakin’ hilarious. People could play at home and wager on crazy situations. One was “Poop Shoe” where there were three guys standing in front of a pair of shoes, and you could wager on which one had poop in it. Then all 3 would step into the shoes and then you find out which one had the poop in it!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nah never saw it

    • Shitwolf says:
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      @Grey</@J-Dawg:

      HAHA that show was great! Mr shake hands man

  212. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    hahahah, does the existance of german marquez just completely short circuit the brain of an old-school-when-the-world-was-great-in-the-1930’s rabid nationalist racist mind or what? it’d be soooo awesome if he was named that just to get by these people.
    – “you can’t take him to the detention camp, sir, he’s got “german” in his name, don’t look just at his skin”

    some others to try
    adolf martinez
    hermann garcia
    otto von cabrera
    john smith muhammad
    baby book name writers, might be something to think of in the coming days (and present)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  213. Funscombe says:
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    Thanks for the write up Grey!!

    Someone in my league just dumped Kyle Seager for Nomar Mazara. This seems insane to me.

    I’m assuming someone is going to waiver claim him before me (I’m 8th/12) but I have to give it a shot, right? Isthere something I missed!? I think he’s kind of new to the game but damn.

    Issue is that I have a full roster of position players. I would only be able to plug him in at 3B (Bryant) or Util (Justin Turner).

    I doubt I should drop either of them so it has to be one of my pitchers:

    Duffy
    Maeda
    Ross
    Arrieta
    C. Anderson
    Miley
    Graveman
    Senzatela

    I’m sure Miley, Anderson or Senzatela is the move here but which would you dump? And would you be slotting Seager on the daily over Turner right now…or play the match ups?

    • Funscombe says:
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      @Funscombe: also have Nola who just went on the DL

  214. Daniel says:
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    5×5 roto league with OBP instead of average. Just made my first move of the year:

    Give: Fulmer, Koda Glover
    Get: Matt Carpenter, Luis Severino

    Thoughts? I’ve been buying what Luis is selling…but I’m sure he’ll come out tomorrow and get lit up for 11 runs by the Sox.

  215. letsgobravos says:
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    Thames with another jack. He’s now 3 off the all time April record of 14.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Insanity

  216. Help! says:
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    Bautista drop him for Conforto or Bellinger? Not sure what to do

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  217. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Carassco vs bruce and arrieta who wins?

  218. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    duffy or Cmart ros

  219. William Hung says:
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    Rendon heading for a ticker tease right now

  220. hal_incandenza says:
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    Grey – are you watching the new season of Fargo? The first episode felt a little like Magnolia’s opening segment. Maybe it was just the AC scene.

    Also, Carrie Coon is now in two of the shows I watch (The Leftovers) that just started airing new seasons again. I may have to watch one of them later as it feels a little odd to watch her in both concurrently.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @hal_incandenza: same thing happened with better call saul season 1 at same time as fargo season 1 with ida thurman

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: julie ann emery, ida thurman was her fargo character name.

        • hal_incandenza says:
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          @goodfold2: Oh, good call. I probably didn’t notice that one because I delayed watching Saul.

  221. William Hung says:
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    I think Gyorko is worth a “Buy” if he’s playing everyday and batting cleanup… I mean even Benji Molina got to high 90s/100 RBIs batting cleanup for those terrible SF Giants teams…

  222. Johnc says:
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    How are you feeling about Kipnis? Slow start back, shoulder concern….possible buy low? Is he worth a Pujols or Lamb in 12 teamer, H2H

  223. goodfold2 says:
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    and there’s our first coors game of the year.

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