Fernando Tatis Jr. went down in a heap after a swing, and I fell off my couch, rolled three feet and laid there for twenty minutes until Ted, my dog, placed his butt on my face, the sign we mutually agreed on for “he needs to be walked.” Outside, we spotted two pigeons teaching a third how to fly again with broken wings. I stood by that hopeful scene signing Mr. Mister, “Take these broken wings…and learn to fly again, learn to live so free,” and I was briefly uplifted. Then, the branch they were perched on fell, and deposited all three in front of traffic. Feathers blew up in my face, triggering my allergies and I told Ted, “Let’s go home and sob under some blankets.” It’s impossible to know fully, until the Padres say one way or the other, but you’d have to think that Tatis only injures himself on a swing if he was playing hurt already. As of this writing, the Padres are saying a partial dislocation, which would mean weeks vs. months, and would be relatively good news. Also, if you can even think about next steps, I grabbed Jurickson Profar, and Jake Cronenworth and Ha-Seong Kim should see an increase in playing time. I await further news while securely under these blankets. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Adrian Morejon – 4 IP, 2 ER, 2 Ks. Ugh, so few Ks. Forget Morejon, we needed Mostjon.

Evan Longoria – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer. Not sure which season it was of Desperate Housewives that featured a Zombino, but it’s running on repeat this month.

Akil Baddoo – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and a grand slam (2) and legs (1), hitting .429. Okay, I’m in. Don’t even care if Akil Baddoo is Chris Shelton, Part Baddeux. If it is, I will drop him after he slows down in a week.

Nelson Cruz – 3-for-6, 3 runs, 5 RBIs with his 1st and 2nd homer. As he rounded the bases on the first home run, Nelson Cruz yelled, “Get off my lawn!” As he rounded the bases on the 2nd home run, he turned 84 years old. Happy birthday, Nelly!

Matt Shoemaker – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks. “You have 44 more innings left this year, use them wisely.” That’s a genie talking to Shoemaker.

Luis Arraez – Left yesterday’s game with an injury. Replacing Arraez was Willians Astudillo (3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs), who came straight from working a kid’s birthday party where he was performing as a “terrible fielding catcher, who can hit .310” and he went by the name:  Yermin Mercedes. By the by, how does Mercedes not have a giant dookie gold chain with a Mercedes emblem hanging from it? Yo, you need Grey to give you drip lessons?

Joakim Soria – Hit the IL with a calf strain. *insert guy from Half Baked* “Moo this man!” Kevin Ginkel was warming up the other day when Soria came into the 8th (for no apparent reason!), so he’d be my choice for closer replacement. Chris Devenski got the save, and you have to ask yourself, how badly do you want the 5.00 ERA-slash-4 saves coming from one of these guys. Oh, and Crichton is there too, which is appropriate since it’s a mystery who their closer is.

Daniel Ponce De Leon – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks. Not sure what the Streamonator said about this start, but I’d start anyone vs. the Marlins.

Tommy Edman – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st homer. Wow, all I thought I was getting from Edman was position eligibility.

Elieser Hernandez – Hit the IL with biceps inflammation. Get a tat of flames on your arm and shizz happens. He’s likely out for months vs. weeks. It’s not good.

Trevor Rogers – 4 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 6 Ks. Early on, Mr. Rogers wasn’t in the neighborhood of the plate. He did always like to go for a walk in a Card again, but he settled down and, yeah, I’m interested in all leagues.

Kevin Pillar – 1-for-5, 1 run as he hit leadoff. Is this for real? I told you not to draft Dom Smith and didn’t myself, but the Mets had an extra four days and they come back with Kevin Pillar at leadoff? Insert Gordon Ramsay, “Oh, f*ck off.” A typo and leading off with Villar would’ve made more sense.

Jacob deGrom – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks. Wasn’t drafting any of the top starters, but I’m a big stupid person for not putting deGrom number one. I guess the Mets’ inability to get him any offense could hold him back, but his pitching is silly.

Matt Moore – 3 1/3 IP, 2 ER. Matt Moore looks like he has this exchange a lot: Random person, “You look like someone…” Matt Moore, “George Clooney?” Random person, “No, that’s not it.” Any hoo! I’m not at all interested yet, outside of NL-Only leagues.

Austin Hays – Hit the IL with a hamstring strain. *places hand on chin to think things over* Pardon me, I’m just Mullins’ing things over.

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer. After the game, he said, “Why does my backpack keep following me?” At which time, I stuck my legs through the bag and walked away.

Aaron Judge – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st homer. This game was known colloquially as, “When the Orioles remembered they sucked.”

Jordan Montgomery – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks. Lot of noise around the Yanks that shouldn’t always be believed, because the media echo chamber they play in, but Montgomery is actually good.

Colin Moran – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many days. Hot schmotato alert! Also, in the 1st inning, Evans homered. Evans and Moran, can only mean Good Times and Happy Days.

Jesse Winker – Wasn’t in Monday’s starting lineup. Real question: You’re sitting on an airplane, and on walks Winker and Byron Buxton. Do you get off the plane for fear something bad is about to happen?

Mike Moustakas – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st homer. Moistasskiss!

Nick Castellanos – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer. The Greek God of Hard Contact is kicking ass, everyone else is Castellanus.

Jose De Leon – 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks. This start was vs. the Pirates, so, of course, it’s worth it, but Streamonator had itself a nice little day yesterday.

Bryan Reynolds – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer. They should have a Yinzer challenge where they approach people on the streets of Pittsburgh and ask them which Pirates player they’re most excited about. “My parrot doesn’t just count to eleven, he can list the career stats of Kent Tekulve.” That’s a Pirates fan who can’t name a current rostered player.

Logan Allen – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks. Looked pretty usable, but can’t really argue strongly he isn’t Danny Duffy Jr. Though, Streamonator loves his next one.

Whit Merrifield – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Way too lazy and uninterested to do the simple search, but it feels like Merrifield is great every April only to eventual cool.

Jesse Hahn – 1 IP, 0 ER and his save, even though Greg Holland, Scott Barlow, literally everyone was rested. I think I’ve figured out what’s going on. If people have to tune in every ninth inning to see who the closer is, it appears that people are watching the Royals, and that’s good for ad buys.

Tim Anderson – Out with a sore hammy. You and Kermit, man.

Carlos Rodon – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks. Think he’s rostered in most leagues, so it doesn’t matter, but I always struggle trusting Rodon.

Yermin Mercedes – 3-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .667. Okay, the guy’s name is practically German Mercedes. Are we sure this isn’t a LARP? Was he engineered by a man named Dieter with an eyepatch? Did he come up in the minors with a guy named Slav Yugo? Find me some answers!

Chad Pinder – Hit the IL with a knee sprain. The A’s could turn to Ka’ai Tom, who sounds like the guy in your office who went to Hawaii and found himself. “Tom, you gonna stare at that coconut monkey bank all day or you gonna work?” “Please, call me Ka’ai Tom.” So, Tom’s got contact problems — 28+% strikeout rate incoming, and might hit .210, but has some power and a little speed for AL-Only.

Frankie Montas – 2 2/3 IP, 7 ER. Not trying to be a homer here in Los Angeles of Los Angeles, but don’t come halfsies on the Dodgers, or they will steamroll you.

Mark Canha – 2-for-5 and his 1st homer, as he hits leadoff. With all the lineup movement across every single team, Mark Canha feels 95% secure at leadoff, and 100% capable of producing more value than you expect. Canha: Ability to have the last laugh.

Dustin May – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks. I wonder if Dustin May aka The Human Carrot was at all fearful on Easter with all those life-sized rabbits running around.

Will Smith – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in two days, and, quick! Dave Roberts! Bench him!

Mike Trout – 2-for-3 and his 1st homer. Can’t find any scouting reports on this guy. Is he new?

Javier Baez – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer. Based on nothing, well, I guess on him, so Baez’d on gut, he’s going to have a huge 30/15/.280 season.

David Bote – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer. I like to pronounce his last name “beau-tay.”

Keston Hiura – 0-for-4, hitting .000. My bold prediction that Hiura would be demoted to the minors, after hitting under .200 for the first few months is…Well, will he make it a few months?

Eduardo Rodriguez – Threw a bullpen session and hopes to rejoin the rotation this weekend. Hopefully, the Red Sox save an L for Ed-Rod. Tom Cruise wouldn’t want it any other way.

Nick Pivetta – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 4 Ks. As I told you in my 2015 Nick Pivetta sleeper post, “He’s going to be great in his first start in 2021.” Not sure why none of you listened.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games. Just Dong because Just Don’t isn’t an option.

Mike Foltynewicz – 4 IP, 4 ER. Foltynewicz is same as Faultyoldwitz.

Steven Matz – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks. Line looks better than it was, and Streamonator liked this start — because the Rangers are not good — and hates Long Island Matz’s next start.

Marcus Semien – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. I don’t want to ever live through a year like 2020 again, but I do keep having pings of regret about guys I drafted last year that I don’t have this year. Like a White Russian in a brothel where they don’t use milk, Semien and Ketel would’ve made an orgasmic cocktail.

Cavan Biggio – 1-for-2, 3 runs and his 1st homer. Jays team is Semien and all of the 1998 MLB All-Stars’ semen.

 
  1. Chuckie Miller says:
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    Grey — you are excelltastic!

    Good stuff. Funny stuff.
    Except for the Trout blurb. It’s played. Fish puns would be funnier at this juncture.

    ChuckieMiller — tellin’ it like it is since 2021!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Chuckie Miller coming with fire since April 2021!

  2. galica123 says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Awesome report!! Said that yesterday. Will continue until it gets better!!

    a. Prayer circle formed for Tatis owners.

    b. Marx Brothers quote of the day for April 6, 2021

    Groucho: ‘Do you know that property values have increased 1929 since 1,000%? Do you know that this is the biggest development since Sophie Tucker? Do you know that Florida is the show…spot of America and Cocoanut Beach is the black spot of Florida?’

    c. Random Reggie Jackson quote of the day for April 6, 2021

    ‘I do everything as honestly as I can. I give all I have to give. But I don’t let people get in my way.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      A. Yeah, ugh

      B. Haha

      C. Yes!

  3. Simsbad says:
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    What to do with Gallegos in a Saves league?

    • NUX says:
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      Drop him and pick something up with a more clear path?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with nux

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  4. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Whit

    2019 OPS
    April/March .829
    May .893
    June .821
    July .798
    August .741
    Sept/Oct .774

    2018
    April/March .740
    May .816
    June .742
    July .839
    August .955
    Sept/Oct .744

    May .816
    June .742
    July .839
    August .955
    Sept/Oct .744

    I have 75 teams to set lineups for. I don’t have time for this!! Quit goading me into doing this research!

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      How many games over last 3 seasons has the Mets bullpen blown for Degrom?

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      And, I just added Baddoo to a bunch of teams, and he’s not in the starting lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So, what you’re saying is there’s not much to what I thought was going on? Fair…

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        Ha, I didn’t say that. I got a PH HR from Yaz yesterday, so who knows?

        • VinWins

          VinWins says:
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          ha. The exercise is necessary to make it through the leagues I have now.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Do one lap around your desk for each team you adjust, done and done!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

    • captain obvious says:
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      Lol

  5. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Family was in town to see Ka’ai Tom on the weekend. Didn’t see him get his first hit, but he did pitch a scoreless inning, which they thoroughly enjoyed..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I saw that

  6. Jmn153 says:
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    Yermin Mercedes or Willson Contreras ROS? It’s a one catcher league and I need to trade one

    • NUX says:
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      Trade sternum and then let us know what you were able to get back. I’m genuinely curious. I added him in dynasty on opening day. And he doesn’t have Catcher ELIG… I have no idea what to do with him now. Just throw him in the UTIL slot over Sano or Austin Riley? Ughh

    • NUX says:
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      Okay so Yermin auto corrects to sternum if I’m not paying attention. Good to know!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yermin

      • Jmn153 says:
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        Trade Yermin or Yermin would be better for ROS?

        • captain obvious says:
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          This is hilarious.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Willson

  7. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Who gets their first hit first, Devers or Vaughn? early season GROAAAN

    • NUX says:
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      I like how you didn’t even bother mentioning Hiura, since we know it won’t be him. God he looks lost. Great call Grey!

      • swaggerjackers says:
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        A good first hit competitor for Keston is Dalbec. Two players that are struggling to keep their strike out rate below 50%.

        • NUX says:
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          The thing is… I didn’t take Babby D in the 3rd round of startup dynasty back in Feb. But I do get what you mean.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Haha yea, absolutely.

        ALSO! Is Andrew Vaughn the first MLB player to (1) get a HBP before his first MLB hit + (2) to have a HBP RBI as his first RBI?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keston?

  8. Harley Earl says:
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    Let me say this about Tatis,

    I have a shoulder subluxation. It’s the same thing that Mel Gibson had in the lethal weapon movies where he could pop his shoulder out to get out of restraints. However, what they didn’t show in the movie was how painful it is to pop your shoulder out and to try and place it back in again. It’s incredibly painful and incredibly scary because you aren’t sure if it’s going to slip back in or not and the longer it takes the more pain and more frightening it gets. I’ve dealt with this from a tennis injury all my life.

    The only way to get this repaired correctly is surgery and that will wipe out Tatis’ entire year if they go that route. They have to pin the shoulder back into place and then it needs six months to heal properly. After that, it’s six months of rehabilitation. So it’s a year-long process. I would assume with Tatis being younger, much more healthy and athletic, he could complete the process in less time but I would also venture to say is 2021 season might be over.

    Now, they don’t have to do surgery. They can wait a few days and once the soreness and shock subsides, he’ll feel fine again. However, depending how he swings, what range of motion he takes and how hard he swings, there’s a very good chance his shoulder pops out again. This will continue to happen throughout his career when you consider he swings a bat very hard for a living, plus makes very hard throws from shortstop to first base for a living. Each time he injures it, the subluxation tear becomes a little deeper and the shoulder muscles become weaker. It will continue to snowball on him most likely until he has to have it repaired.

    The wise and smartest approach would be to address this now with surgery and get it behind him. This could be a devastating blow for me as I own him on a team. It’s also the reality of the situation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, that sucks…He’s gonna need surgery, isn’t he?

      • Harley Earl says:
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        I would think he will have it. The question is does he have it now or does he wait until the off-season. He can play with it once the soreness is gone, but it might pop out again.

        With the Padres investing $380 million in him, I would think they definitely want to see him get the surgery and get this behind him. I can’t imagine playing this off lightly after making that kind of investment in him. Time will tell and I hope I’m totally wrong, but everything I’ve said is from personal experience with the exact same injury.

        One last thing: Damn.

    • P_Swayze_OnAHorse says:
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      I separated (not dislocated) my shoulder in 1995 in a collision with the catcher, attempting to steal home. The Dr. I went to told me only professional athletes get surgery to repair that injury. Probably should’ve gotten a second opinion. It still bothers me to this day. I can play catch with my kids for about 15-20 minutes before I have to call it quits.

      • Grey

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        That sucks

        • Harley Earl says:
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          And now he’s officially on the DL. They hope to avoid surgery. I guess we’ll see but I don’t see how they can avoid it. Better to do it now than later. I could see them doing it in October as soon as the season ended.

          • Grey

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            Doesn’t sound great

    • captain obvious says:
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      I’m glad I passed on him. Seems like he’s always hurt.

  9. Bas Hoedemakers says:
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    Sir Grey!

    I hope all is well in the great state of California.

    The first Streamonater pick up with De Leon was a hit, let’s see what Miley brings us today. $25 dollars well spent (only 20 euro;-))

    I do have a trade question for you.
    In my 5×5 keeperleague (we keep 8) I have these “closers”: Pressly, Bard, Melancon. Valdez, Soto and Rosenthal.

    I received this offer: Melancon – Semien.
    Problem is I already have Story, DeJong and Swanson. As my 2b guy I have Merrifield. I can put Merrifield in my outfield but I see more value in keeping him in my 2B slot.

    I did counter with Matt Chapman/Melancon for Devers. If the other owner refuses this would you take Semien? or take Semien anyway?

    Hope this all makes sense

    Thanks,
    Bas from from Holland (still stuck in a lockdown)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Take semien for melancon, he’s an upgrade over dejong and swanson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  10. LOLmets says:
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    Yermin for president! For real tho Mercedes approach at the plate looks so sound. should be owned in every single league. crazy he didnt get a chance before now. Dude straight rakes.

    andres gimenez sat out 2 games in a row. so platooning and batting 9th when he plays. yeah, not good. easy cut.

    keston hiura is the worst player in baseball. so glad i cut him for cronenworth. boldly actively managing the portfolio!

    • Another Dan says:
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      Grey/LOLmets,

      going to piggyback on this one if you guys don’t mind?

      a) Yermin > Narvaez ?
      b) Yermin > Severino ?
      c) There is no C (like Yermin anyway?!)

      a and b are Dynasty Leagues if that makes a difference.

      Best wishes and many thanks for the content,

      Another Dan

      • Donkey Teeth

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        Yermin for all

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agree with DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not great on Andres, killing me with so many shares

  11. Bench pitcher Flamethrower A.J. Puk or fumethrower Ryan Yarbrough?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Puk for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      RY

  12. Jim says:
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    Lost Elizer and Sixto
    looking for a starter replacement.
    Mize, Cueto, Webb,Matz,Duffy,T Walker,Quintana, Gore all available.
    Who should I pick up?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Mize. Or cueto if you’re streaming.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Webb, these are streamers tho

  13. Earl says:
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    so tell me how my team can survive where I picked Tatis in 1st round and Eloy in 3rd round??

    Also have keBryan Hayes who is out for who knows how long not to mention I had Nick Anderson.

    Guess you get the picture that this team is doomed before it even gets started.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      It’s possible, I’m in same boat in yahoo friends and family. Gotta find a couple waiver gems….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT — it’s gonna be tough, but it can be done in shallower leagues

    • P_Swayze_OnAHorse says:
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      Yup, I took Eloy in the 2nd and Springer in the 3rd. Moved Dylan Moore from SS to the OF, picked up David Dahl & Joey Wendle. It’s a frustrating way to start the season.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, sucks

    • captain obvious says:
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      I feel sorry for you son.

      • Earl says:
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        thanks.

        I feel like just packing it in on that team and forget about it.

        It was hard to lose Eloy and then just got over that and now Tatis??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that sucks

        • hal_incandenza says:
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          Same. As a bonus, I own Bellinger, Schwarber, and Winker. FMFBBL

  14. Richard Scott Olcott says:
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    Wow. Giancarlo hits a grand slam, and his blurb is 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer?

    Way to…
    Curb Your Enthusiasm

    • Five-on-One says:
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      And, did you see his homer? 470 foot absolute bomb. I know it only counts as one HR, but he absolutely destroyed that baseball.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I saw the homer multiple times from multiple angles…He’s amazing!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • captain obvious says:
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        Lmao you can’t quit it. I hate those ones.

  15. Cram It says:
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    Re: Tatis. Announcers said during the broadcast that he’s been dealing with his shoulder popping out “from time to time” throughout his career! Ohhhhhhh. K.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like an issue that will bother him for his entire career if he doesn’t have surgery…This is so bad

    • Harley Earl says:
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      This is exactly what I was talking about in my post earlier. My shoulder did the very same thing. Only way to fix it is surgery. He really has no choice other than surgery if he wants to be a professional baseball player.

  16. Dave says:
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    As someone who has lost both Mondesi and Tatis as his SS and MI, I’m down to Cronenworth as my starting SS and he’s the only one I have with SS eligibility. My other MI I are Arraez and Cesar Hernandez. It’s an Otteneu pts league, but no extra points lost for a K, just the out. Which of the following do you like as a replacement?

    Didi
    Segura
    Wong
    W. Castro
    Profar
    Dubon
    Solano
    Villar
    Moran
    Newman
    Schoop
    Cry myself to sleep.
    Anyone else you can think of that’s deep?

    Or keep rolling with what I’ve got?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d try Didi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT, but those are pretty good options — not Mondesi/Tatis options, but Wong and Segura aren’t bad either and Mondesi will be back soon

      • Dave says:
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        Thank you both for the input. As much as I’d like to go with Wong (as I feel he’s going to have a great year), I’ll go with the SS eligibility of Didi and Hope the25 HR power is back with a good walk rate.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • captain obvious says:
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      Didi! Then Villar

  17. ellis says:
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    Best 2 Bench Bats, thanks!

    Baddoo
    Hicks
    Profar
    Upton
    Canha
    Mullins
    N Lowe
    Winker
    Kiner Felafel
    Tapia

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Depends on needs. Baddo and Lowe,or Baddo and tapiaif you need steals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

    • NUX says:
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      Kinda crazy that its Baddoo out of this group of names. Might be another week or two until you see him in that lineup on a daily basis. I have shares, so I’m hopeful. But gimme the leadoff hitter in a terrible O’s lineup over Baddoo right now. Or CanHaHa!. Or Upton. Or IKF. Or Winker (if healthy).

      Are we serious with Baddoo here boys? Just to see what happens? Assume its because of the fact that there appear to be so many good names in this guy’s league on the wire, that you could just turn to any of the others if Baddoo flames out?

  18. Five-on-One says:
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    12 team 5×5 league – time to ‘give up’ on Andres Gimenez and Leody Taveras? And by give up, I mean drop and pick up some one on the waiver wire. in a 12-teamer, there’s got to be guys more valuable than these two, right? Sitting and hitting low in the line-up are not recipes for value.

    • Five-on-One says:
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      Please pick 2 from the following to replace Gimenez and Taveras:

      Nate Lowe, Kiner-Felefa, Shaw, JayBruce, Locastro, Mazara, Profar

      • Five-on-One says:
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        Lowe and Profar gone.

        And , if I can only keep one (reserve) of Leody or Andres, which one? Andres?

        • Donkey Teeth

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          Meh, lowe woulda been nice. Probably just keep them if you need steals. Definitely giving gimenez more leash.

      • captain obvious says:
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        is it yahoo? If so the falafel.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      IKF and Gimenez more leash

  19. trickrey says:
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    Would you pick up Profar and/or Kim and drop Ty France and/or Manuel Margot? 5×5 OBP league

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

    • captain obvious says:
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      No

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        “Nah’mean?”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHAHA

    • captain obvious says:
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      Eh I’m just going to stfu…

  20. Dancin Homer says:
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    Great stuff as always, Grey!

    got 2 questions – 12-team, 6×6 (OPS/QS), redraft league:

    Lineup:
    C: Posey
    1B: Freeman
    2B: Hiura
    3B: Arenado
    SS: Story
    IF: Bohm
    OF: F. Reyes, Laureano, Trammell (rotating)
    UTL: Mercedes
    BN: N. Lowe, Jazz Chisholm, Springer (IL), Lewis (IL)

    SP: Woodruff, Ryu, Gausman, May, Means, Cease
    RP: Chapman, RichRod, Bard, J. Hicks, Soria
    IL (3total): S. Gray, Severino, Valdez

    Question 1 – Would you drop any of the above for any of the below FA’s:

    SP: Jordan Montgomery, Heaney, Marco Gonzales
    OF: Baddoo, M. A. Taylor, Mullins, Profar

    Question 2 – I have been offered a trade:

    I get: A. Gimenez
    I give: Severino + J. Hicks

    My weak spot on Offense is really OF, but this would allow me to add another player from the above pool as well…

    Thank you in advance for taking the time to even look at this and all the other comments here!!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Baddo over Trammell.

      I’d take gimenez.

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        thanks Donkey!

        Baddoo was just snagged; would you drop Trammell for Taylor/ Mullins/ Profar?

        Also, Gonzales was snagged too, would you try to add Montgomery, Heaney, both?

        thanks again

        • NUX says:
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          I’d drop Cease for JoMont right now.

          And Mullins for Trammell, but I have loved Mullins and been waiting on this for dynasty for a few years. Hope he can stick at top of that awful lineup. Hays getting hurt helps that, as well as his PT in short term.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agree with Nux

          • Dancin Homer says:
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            Thanks all!

            other manager came back with a counter:

            I give:
            D. May + Hicks

            I get:
            Altuve

            Not really sure I want to trade May away, but what are your thoughts on this offer?

            thanks again

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hold

  21. Cable says:
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    deGrom …..33 ND since 2018 is actually crazy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Insane

  22. McKinzie says:
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    Will not stream DeLeon but SOOOOO nice to see him do well in front of the folks, almost had a tear in my eye when he got his first hit and ribeye.

    Sixto safe drop in 12 man redraft roto?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure, drop him if no IL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  23. Philip says:
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    Hey y’all, if you were rebuilding in a 20-team dynasty keep forever league, would you give up Dylan Carlson and Austin Martin for Jered Kelenic? I have lots of good prospects, too many to name. Would this be an overpay, or a smart consolidation of talent?

    • Cram It says:
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      I’d want Kelenic.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

      • Philip says:
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        Thanks y’all! Done deal.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

        • Harley Earl says:
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          Smart trade. Kelenic is the guy you want.

  24. Brew Crew Blues says:
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    No blurb on Yelich and his 53% strikeout rate in the first 4 games? He appears to pick up where he left off in 2020.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s not great

      • Brew Crew Blues says:
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        I looked up total runs scored by team for the 2019 season. The Tigers had the lowest total of about 580 runs scored.

        The Brewers lineup is bad. If they scored 600 runs this year what percent of them do you think would be attributed to Yelich?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          85/85 is worst case scenario in full season

  25. Thundershoe says:
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    Morning, Grey!

    A. Which side do you like in this trade (14-team points league – holds = 2 points): Arenado for Pab-Lo and D. Williams

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Arenado for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Thanks!

        Which two would you sit out of:

        Luzardo vs LAD
        Taillon vs BAL
        Skubal @CLE
        Kikuchi @MIN

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          None…Skubal, Kikuchi

    • captain obvious says:
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      That sounds horrible man. Seriously?

      • Thundershoe says:
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        Thanks!

        Which two would you sit out of:

        Luzardo vs LAD
        Taillon vs BAL
        Skubal @CLE
        Kikuchi @MIN

        • Thundershoe says:
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          Ugh, oops, meant to reply to Grey!

          And yah, I know it looks bad – I’m on the PabLo side – other manager in desperate need of pitching so admittedly low-balling.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          None…Skubal, Kikuchi

  26. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    I’ll be your typical yinzer on the street…(3)

    Answer to most exciting Pirates player: “Ben Roethlisberger”Second place answer: “Yinz try a Primantis sandwich from dahntahn? Has coleslaw and fries n’at”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, I knew a yinzer mention would bring you out!

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        Just checking in on me to make sure I’m still reading huh? I got you Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yes!

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            Attempting to be a little more social this year, so I’ll be around more often

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m going to require this to be notarized

    • captain obvious says:
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      I want to punch you….. nothing personal.

      • captain obvious says:
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        For clarification my ex fiance is from Pittsburgh.

        • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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          My exes are too, ha. Eff em

  27. toolshed says:
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    I was hoping today’s lead was something like goo goo for baddoo, but instead the tatis injury pretty much ruined the day for so many of us. Non contact injuries are never good. I read what a sublaxation is and watched the replay of that swing. Violent. Didn’t mondesi have this injury? He got hurt, came back after 6 weeks played for a while and then reinjured it again and had surgery. Mondesi’s injury was caused by diving not swinging a bat. Ugh

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      Yeah, ruined my day too. Might have ruined my enthusiasm for this year along with it.

    • Ozone Ranger says:
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      The Padres only have 13 more years to worry about this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I don’t know, starting to think I might’ve been too optimistic last night

  28. JC says:
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    Always fun to draft for hitting only to sport a .150 average and not have Trea or Robles play a game yet. Happy it is a marathon.

    1. What were the odds Freeman and Albies go 0-21 to start the year? Being a Dodger fan, part of me likes this ( not the fantasy part)
    2. Have no catcher. Garver seems in a time share but is available. S Murphy seems better??
    3. If I grab a catcher, who is my drop?
    4. How bad is my team (12 teamer) ??

    C – Open
    CI – Freeman, Chapman, Abreu
    MI – Albies, Trea, Polanco
    OF – Springer, Winker, Dahl, Kepler, Pham, Robles
    Util: DeJong or Peralta
    SP – Burnes, Greinke, Gausman, Plesac, Stras, Soroka,
    RP – D Castillo, Gallegos, Pom, Valdez (saves and holds league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Ha, I hope not
      2. Garver
      3. David Peralta
      4. Doesn’t look bad

  29. toolshed says:
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    David price should have opted out again. He looks horrible. It is he even worth a bench stash at this point in a 14 team league? I thought he’d be able to make some starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him

  30. Shallow League Decisions says:
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    Which side for each:

    1. Yelich/Fried or Springer/Giolito?

    2. Yelich/Arenado or Turner/Bauer?

    • Shallow League Decisions says:
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      Forgot to mention it’s a standard 5×5 roto redraft league

    • NUX says:
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      Justin or Trea?

      • Shallow League Decisions says:
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        Trea

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yelich
      2. Trea

      • Shallow League Decisions says:
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        Owner won’t part with Trea, but countered with Gerrit Cole/Harper for MY Yelich/Arenado.

        1. Which side?
        2. Is it a fair deal/close?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Works for me

          • Shallow League Decisions says:
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            If it was you you would prefer Cole/Harper?

            I don’t click accept trade unless it is Grey Certified and Approved.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes, Arenado is barely a 3rd rounder

              • Shallow League Decisions says:
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                True.

                The other owner is an Arenado fan.

                The other option is to keep Yelich instead of trade for Harper and just trade Arenado straight up for Trevor Bauer. I know he would take that too.

                Better or take both Cole/Harper?

                Thanks for your help and patience.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, Cole/Harper

  31. mcstarrs says:
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    How about Michael Kopech wheelin and dealin? Sad I missed out on him, for some reason, yahoo thinks is acceptable to only give 6 pickups for an 11 day matchup (and I used all 6 the first 3 days like the fiend that I am)

    So i know drafting two SSs and not pitcher until round 7 isnt ideal, but i’ve made 2 trades to revamp my roster:

    1) Tatis, Cristan Javier & Jake Dietman for Soto & Gallen (the trade processed yesterday, felt so bad for the other guy)
    2) Mountcastle & Paddack for Luis Robert & Paul DeJong

    I’m contemplating Devers for Darvish & Kopech at the moment (I also have Yoan Moncada)
    Would you take that deal knowing my first 6 picks were bats? I have Urias, Gallen, Gray, Luzardo, means, Civale & ohtani

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, saw Kopech, looked great, too bad it’s MR

      1. Whew, lucky
      2. Nice

      Sounds fair if you need an SP

  32. Chucky says:
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    Such are the benefits of these gazillion dollar lifetime contracts, I.e. Giancarlo, FTJ….and the hits just keep on comin’! Having said that….any chance we get to see arguably one of the games better prospects, CJ Abrams? Or did the Kim signing effectively put a hole in that possibility?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kim plays

  33. Warren Shapiro says:
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    Im offered Springer (40 wont keep) and a cheap Clark schmidt for a 5 dollar badoo and civale at 6.

    Im trying to win this year. I have grienke, cole bassitt civale shoemaker and rich hill as my starters but I know i can get another one. Am I right in thinking the reliability of a springer is worth it if I am trying to win this year or its not enough

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer side

  34. lwomack58 says:
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    Watch a video clip of Baddoo and he has a sweet swing-little like Bonds-quick hands. I’m not one to jump at the newest toy- but would you drop either Tellez or Gimenez for him.

    This would be my last move for the week.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andres

  35. Tyler says:
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    Gray! Dude. It hurts man. Drafted Tatis, Springer, Lewis, Buxton, Tapia, Gray. Is there hope? Do you have any music recommendations to help Terrance Mann me and “ease my pain?”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, that sucks…Hopefully a bunch of those guys return real soon…Currently listening to SAINT JHN and Benny the Butcher

      • Tyler says:
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        Ahh K. Thanks man. I know Benny but don’t know SAINT JHN. Trying to get into 21 Savage… hasn’t clicked yet but not bad.
        Did you try the Spilligion album ( JID, EARTHGANG, Spillage Village crew)?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, good?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I like 21 Savage, btw

          • Tyler says:
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            DUDE. YES. PLEASE GIVE IT A SHOT!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, okay I will

      • Tyler says:
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        Starting Bassitt against LA?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • Tyler says:
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            Ooof. Ok. I guess I will take the ride with you. *straps on goggles and gets into side car.
            Good luck on all your matchups!

  36. Powdered Toast Man says:
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    Good stuff Grey-
    Thoughts on Zack McKinstry? I grabbed him since he is a hot schamato but what is really here? The “utl” tag should come off soon w qualifying at 2n and LF? And will Roberts keep playing him aka Kike? Is he worth a roster spot over Bote?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a bench/platoon player, don’t think anything is there outside of deep leagues

  37. Keeks says:
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    Great blurbs on Semien and Biggio!!

    Question for all commenters….. I am in an 8-team points league with daily lineups and a max of 6 adds per week. This is my first time playing in a points league in awhile, so how should I allocate my bench spots and how many starters should I carry vs stream? 23 total players on roster.

    Currently I have:

    My Lineup (10 players)
    1 bench bat (could maybe use 1 more)
    5 starters (Bieber, Flaherty, Gausman, Musgrove, Grienke)
    5 RPs (Pressley, Merryweather, Reyes, Hicks, Kimbrel)
    2 streaming spots

    Saves count for 8 points, same as a Win.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      I usually carry 6 SPs, 4 RPs, 2 streams

      • Keeks says:
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        Gracias!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  38. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team 7×7 keeper league (extra categories are OPS and TB): Looking to pick up Baddoo, would you drop any of the following for him: Hampson, India, Nimmo, Trammell, or France?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trammell

  39. Keeks says:
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    Thoughts on Kopech in a H2H 12 team Sv+Hld league? Worth rostering just to keep ratios low and the occasionaly hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not going to get many saves or holds, solid for Ks and ratios tho

  40. Spaceman

    The Spaceman says:
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    Grey sir, oh wise one, thank you for 10 years of life wisdom. I started a redraft 20 owner deep stats roto, stuck w #1 overall pick. I used your rankings, obv, but had to shift strategy early. SPs were flying, & I couldn’t waste my top 5 picks. here’s my team. what’s one thing can I do to improve this mess team? For a 20 teamer it’s decent, but I’m looking for ways to improve.

    C Kelly
    1b Olson (60)
    2b Albies (40)
    SS Anderson (41)
    3b Bohm (61)
    Lf Riley
    Cf Solak
    Rf Acuna (1)
    Util McmahoN
    Util kiner falefa
    BN bruce
    BN pedormo
    BN white

    Sp Urias (80)
    Sp Lopez (81)
    Sp means
    Sp eovaldi
    Sp Skubal
    Rp soto
    Rp staumont
    Rp v gonzalez
    P d hernandez
    P hahn
    BN weathers
    BN norris
    Na Gore

    There is noone available on waivers & all owners are hardcore. One thought of advice would be deeply appreciated! -Spaceman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem! Your hitting looks dope, maybe a little low on power — I like the SPs you have, but they are weaker side, with lots of risk…Maybe you’ll get lucky with a waiver pickup that you can play and trade away a bat for an arm

      • Spaceman

        The Spaceman says:
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        Thank you for taking the time to write sir! I needed some Grey insight for that deep 20 teamer. Love my bats too, but I’ll def try to swing a deal to acquire another Sp. They are indeed dicey. Stay cool, -Spaceman

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  41. Bill Buttlicker says:
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    Thanks as always for these roundups, Grey!

    I’m super late to this statistical tragicomedy, but I just saw that deGrom has a 2.07 ERA since 2018, and the Mets are somehow 36-41 in his starts? Unreal.

    Also, way-too-early thoughts on Solak? Zero hard contact and a 50% K rate? Not great, Bob!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem! That is so crazy — not great on Solak, but early

    • Scott Kimmel says:
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      love the name and The Office reference.

  42. Mike says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Looking forward to another great season with you and the crew! Keeper league with 2 UT spots and at this point I’m rolling with Walsh, Lux, Soler, and Franimal. With Adalberto due back in a few weeks, I’m trying to get ahead of the logjam. Due to keeper status, Walsh and Lux aren’t options, so it comes down to Soler or Franimal being the odd man out. If you’re cutting one of the two, which one goes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Wouldn’t cut either but Soler if you must

  43. OaktownSteve says:
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    The Tatis injury is just shitty. Most exciting player in baseball. Absolute killer for fantasy teams. Bummer, man.

    But hey, US World Baseball team named Mike Scioscia as manager.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The Sciosciapath!

      I can’t believe Tatis fell to 5 and I drafted him, he shouldn’t have been there

      • Cram It says:
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        Hahaha. Blaming those in front of you forcing you to draft him. Funny, because it’s true!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, what choice did I have…I can’t field a team right now in that league, and it’s 4 days in haha

          • Cram It says:
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            Haha. I feel like I haven’t fielded a full starting lineup in any of my leagues yet, between COVID, injuries, and players getting days off already!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, I know, it’s really the team that can field a full roster is the winner

          • Cram It says:
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            I have Soto and Alonso in that league, and now Tim Anderson is hurt. Wheeeee!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Tatis could be out before Soto plays one game!

              • Cram It says:
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                It’ll be a tight race.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

      • Tom says:
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        Yah, and I thought you lucked out!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, brutal!

      • Good News / Bad News – FTJ fell to me in my home league at pick #3………….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he fell to me in one league to pick #5, he shouldn’t have been there!

  44. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Good morning to you sir. I am considering dropping Brent Suter and picking up an arm. Which one should I pick up:

    Johnny Cueto
    Chris Flexen
    Trevor Williams
    Kohei Arihara
    Dakota Hudson (even though he is out for season, might be a decent stash for $5 then pick someone else up)

    So i am thinking hudson and either Williams or Flexen. Thoughts? Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning! Can try Arihara, none of these are great

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        are any of them better than Brent Suter? Arihara has a very low k/9

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold

        • Cram It says:
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          What does “none of these great” mean to you?

          • NUX says:
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            None of these are great, but I demand you tell me which one is best. That’s what it means Cram! Why you having such a hard time understanding ;)

            • Cram It says:
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              Ha. You’re right, my bad!

  45. DLee says:
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    J. India or K Seager

    Roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      India

  46. Someone Pissed in my Alphabet Soup says:
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    Canha Vs Tapia ros OPS league

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      Canha unless you need steals?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Steve

  47. lindorphins says:
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    A couple of rough matchups for the back end of my rotation this week: Bassitt vs. LAD tonight and Means @ NYY tomorrow. Are you rolling the dice on either of these or am I right to shy away?

    Also, thoughts on Kopech in a SVHD league? He’s looked dominant. For reference guys I’m currently rolling out are Trevor May, Rainey, Merryweather and Antone while Sims is also available.

    Thanks!

    • lindorphins says:
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      Sorry, just saw you addressed Kopech above. My fault there.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Starting both — He’s not going to get many saves or holds, solid for Ks and ratios tho

  48. William Hung says:
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    Damn didn’t realize Bellinger hurt himself last night legging out a single – he’s joined the boy band D2D

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad tho, is it?

      • William Hung says:
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        Yeah, formed a small prayer triangle

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Same

    • William Hung says:
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      I also went SAGNOF (SVs+ HLDs) overboard as I tend to do early in the season with so many committees – my members are: Merryweather (cause of the hype), Castillo, Montero, Taylor Rogers (who I think will be a HLDs monster), Diekman, Rich Rod, and Alex Reyes…

      I think Reyes is prob my drop – this will be used as a streamer spot or for John Means…

      I will also need to debate dropping one of Madrigal or India… Madrigal fits well with my team cause I’m heavy with HRs & Ks on the hitters, but India has that juicy upside. I have Kyle Lewis expected to come off the IL soon and I also want to free up a spot to pick up Kelenic with his ETA expected in 2 weeks.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Lose India first — Reyes loss makes sense too

  49. Ed says:
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    Hello My Friend!
    It has been quite a while, hope all is well, you are happy and your dog is doing awesome.
    So i’ll start my 1st question out with a me being being clueless. Some one in our league jsut dropped Gian Carlo Stanton yesterday…
    Am I missing something? After 3 games, I know he didnt have much playing time but saw his ADP and he hits clean up for the Yanks so I am not seeing anything about injury etc b ut what I’m I missing? Or was that jsut a bad drop.
    I am currently in 3rd position Waiver wire so I could put in claim maybe the other 2 teams ahead of me grab him…but my outfield is…
    Arozoreno
    S. Marte
    Blackmon,
    Santalander
    Haniger
    Have Ohtani ( Util as hitter)
    & Keston is riding the bench after I picked up Solana

    I have 6 starters at this point with weakest one being Basset
    Rest of team is
    C W Smith
    1b Alonso
    2B Solano
    SS Machado
    3B Rendon

    One, worth the grab? which one of my guys would you jettison?

    Thanks and have a lovely Humpday tomorrow!
    Champsok1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, Ed! Hope you’re well!

      Play Keston, lose Solano for Giancarlo

    • captain obvious says:
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      This is a stupid question. Sorry but it is.

  50. big league choo says:
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    13 team pts dynasty

    Trade my Giancarlo/widener for gurriel jr/Trevor Rogers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lourdes side

  51. Ben says:
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    Why god why tatis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, man

  52. kentucky todd says:
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    Hi Grey (and anyone else). In a keeper league should I go ahead and offer my Bichette for his Tatis? Or would you hold off for now and just wait for more news? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait

  53. pinkman says:
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    Hi Grey! In an AL-Only where I have to roster a player with DH eligibility, who is the better bet: Miggy or Yermin?

    • pinkman says:
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      5×5 roto, btw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yermin

  54. David says:
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    Baddoo and N. Lowe out there..

    Need a filler while Kyle Lewis is out.. Who would you pick up?

    Appreciate the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baddoo, tho you have to platoon him

  55. Lucky Dog says:
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    Good news! You won’t have to wait a week for Baddoo. He’s on the bench today.

    Sad Tromboon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sigh

      • frankgrimes says:
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        85% of players are platoon nowadays!
        Hashtag WeakSauce

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA

        • Lucky Dog says:
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          They’re plattooning him.

          Hahaha

  56. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    My 1st 6 picks gave me 1 hit in RCL 1 through the 1st 4 days..
    Juan Soto, Francisco Lindor, Rafael Devers, Marcell Ozuna, Pete Alonso, Michael Conforto.

    4 hits from the Mets yesterday, though!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I have a lot of those guys too

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        Also have Brad Hand on that team, who I see is on the Covid list.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

          • VinWins

            VinWins says:
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            Fortunately, closers are easy to find. There are 11 RPs available with 1 save!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  57. Ty says:
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    Would you drop Wong for Baddoo?

  58. Woolly the Mammoth says:
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    Drop WIlly Adames for Ha-Seong Kim?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  59. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H Redraft league, 6×6 – Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and K’s, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV+HD, K/9

    1) Drop Danny Jansen for Buster Posey?
    2) Drop Eduardo Escobar for Joey Wendle or Ryan McMahon?
    3) Drop Raimel Tapia for Akil Baddoo, Manuel Margot, Lorenzo Cain, or David Dahl?
    4) Try to sell Stanton? Yankees fans might overpay
    5) What do you think of this team? Balanced, needs more speed, power, pitching?

    Thanks a lot!

    C: Danny Jansen
    1B: Jose Abreu
    2B: Eduardo Escobar
    3B: Matt Chapman
    SS: Dylan Moore
    OF: Ronald Acuna
    OF: Giancarlo Stanton
    OF: Franmil Reyes
    UTL: Raimel Tapia
    Bench: Garrett Hampson

    IL: Adalberto Mondesi

    SP: Corbin Burnes
    SP: Pablo Lopez
    SP: Dylan Cease
    P: Drew Pomeranz
    P: Giovanny Gallegos
    P: Josh Staumont
    P: Tanner Rainey
    P: Alex Reyes
    Bench: Carlos Rodon
    Bench: Dane Dunning
    Bench: Chris Bassitt
    Bench: Steven Matz

    IL: Sonny Gray
    IL: Zac Gallen
    IL: Noah Syndergaard

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure
      2. McMahon
      3. Nah
      4. Sure
      5. You look like you have a nice balance, maybe low on speed

  60. Andy says:
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    Grey – AL only auction – up to 5 keepers ($5 escalator). Unlimited IL.

    I drafted these OF’s
    Springer
    Eloy (cheap – can stash and keep next year)
    Gurriel Jr (cheap keeper from last year)
    Mountcastle
    Kelenic (cheap keeper from last year)

    I should get Springer back this week, but I still need fill ins for Eloy and Kelenic. I picked up Hays, but he’s hurt now too.

    I picked up Mullins.

    Mazara, Cordero, V. Reyes are available. Who do you like?

    What are your thoughts on a flyer for Andujar? May come IL… sometime?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stop picking up players, you’re hurting them! I like Franchy — Where is Andujar playing?

      • I also picked up Mullins. Apologies in advance. My team is like a Roma curse. Ironic given my company name.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stop cursing my guys!

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            BADDOO!

            Ps – gonna rename my company Lucky Doh! Hot Sauce.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              This is the way

  61. RicoSuave says:
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    I guess Rainey is a better bet than Hudson for saves while Hand is out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess so

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        I’ve been hearing Hudson, but what do I know? I’m in the process of bungee chumping Jesse Hahn and Wade Davis, so that’s my level of closer expertise.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hudson, really?

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            There’s a pretty good closer watcher on Twitter who has Hudson in line. Also the guys on MLB radio this morning were talking about Hand being out and they tagged Hudson. Plus Rainey seems to be better pitcher, so that’s another point in Hudson’s favor.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HAHA, yeah can’t argue fully with any of that

  62. Lucky Dog says:
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    Lucky me. 3 of my favorite picks actually have COVID. Between my draft on Friday and the season opener on Wednesday. How Dafaq does that even happen.

    Are they sharing bubble gum like in the bad news bears?

    Josh Bell’s bounce back season gonna have to wait. Schwarber’s sneaky 30+ HR NATS gig, *poof*. Corbin gonna have to wait to show me if he was worth that mid-to-late round value.

    I guess it’s good news for Max Fried since half the Nats lineup is KO’d.

    BADDOO! (It’s my new favorite curse word)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hopefully they’re back soon

  63. lwomack58 says:
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    Thoughts on Ha-Seong Kim. Do you see him playing everyday during Tatis absence-if so any stat lines projected. Kim or Profar?

    Also Jon Gray look really good before getting the cramps. I know his been crap the last few years but still only 29 and throws hard. Looking at picking up a pitcher-him or T. Williams or JA Happ.

    Which do you like.

    Thanks

    • lwomack58 says:
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      Also could add Heaney

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes on Kim…Profar is above him tho if everday PT

      Can try Gray, I don’t like any of those SPs

  64. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    I don’t have Kelenic anywhere, because he’s not in the majors. Major red flag for me. Well, you convinced me I should own him. I guess others are not so adverse to owning top prospects. Not available in any of my 12-team Fanthrax leagues, and only 18% of my 10- and 12-team ESPN leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He should be up soon

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      Could be a 25 and 20 bat with a good average. That’s definitely a difference maker.

  65. tigres says:
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    Grey – I don’t have Tatis but commiserate with folks who do… I don’t see how he avoids surgery, it’s in the best L/T interest both for him and (esp given the contract) for the Padres.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, in light of day, I might’ve been too optimistic last night

  66. Hank says:
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    Grey,

    Rodon, Montgomery and Trevor Williams are all on the wire. Would you drop any of the following for them?

    Paddack, Montas, Taillon, Soroka

    Thanks as always for the advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montas for Jo-Mo

  67. Dude at Dude's says:
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    If you need saves and stacked in OF would you trade:

    My: Lourdes Gurrield
    His: A. Chapman

    H2H, 6×6, K/9, OPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  68. OaktownSteve says:
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    Maybe there are two Stantons. A Mike and a Giancarlo. Like there’s a Steve and Stefan Urkel. How else can you explain it? When he comes up he’s in a sort of quantum state, containing both Mike and Giancarlo potentialities. Schroedinger’s Bat!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, he just needs to connect, tho when he swings and misses it does look like he’s going to hurt his oblique at any moment

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        LALALALALALALALALALA (hands over ears) I CAN’T HEAR YOU!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA

  69. RicoSuave says:
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    Hey Razzball community…
    What fantasy sports app do you use for breaking news?
    It seems that by the time I read the news, someone in any of my leagues beats me to pick up players, etc.
    thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get twitter, follow top sportswriter for each team, and mark it as phone notifications…So they come thru to your phone…Then close Twitter and never look at it again

      • RicoSuave says:
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        nice… thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • Funny name says:
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        The fantasy life app is good. I think it’s better for football but has a baseball option to get updates from rotoworld. It’s the best free app I could find, most want you to sign up and pay each month.

        • RicoSuave says:
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          Thanks funny name!
          I’ll check that out.

  70. Bill says:
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    What’s up Grey

    Drop Solak or Urshela to pick Lourdes Gurriel??

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solak

  71. OaktownSteve says:
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    Holy cow. Watching the Tigers game wondering who’s this guy in the booth who sounds like he’s 120 years old. Turns out it’s Kirk Freakin’ Gibson. He sounds like a low key version of the Old Timer on Fibber McGee and Molly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Fibber McGee was what my grandparents would call me

    • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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      LOL ..was thinking same OTS!! I have it on in the background and thought someone changed the channel to golf!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        And then he’ll just randomly holler (quite loudly I might add) something like, “Get those gloves up!” Really pretty bonkers.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Aw

    • packers2018 says:
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      What Will said!

  72. Saint says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Short term replacement for Bell:

    McMahon, Zimmerman, Y. Gurriel, N. Lowe, or Moran

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moran

    • captain obvious says:
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      McMahon

  73. toolshed says:
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    Which catcher woukd you add out of kirk, posey, narvaez? Obp league. I like kirk but his playing time is ??? Posey has 2 hr, that’s significant to me since he had an extra year off from the hip surgery. Narvaez was a mess last year but has been doing well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kirk in case Jansen is hurt

  74. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    What’s the ETA for Kelinic? Arnd will he be full-time from day-1?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe 2 weeks, they don’t bring him up to bench him

  75. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Who should I drop for Kelinic – Hampson or Dozier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs…Dozier

  76. fausto

    fausto says:
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    Finally got on the my boo baddoo train! Welcome aboard I got laughed at for drafting him. Feels like kyle lewis 2020 and he was a bad doode.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wish he was playing tho

  77. Phil says:
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    Start Freddy Peralta against the Cubs at Wrigley today or bench him and see how he performs? His splits the last few years show that he’s better at home and kind of terrible on the road.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him

    • captain obvious says:
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      I don’t what you guys fascination with Peralta. I’m not touching this guy. Have fun with that.

  78. fausto

    fausto says:
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    My hiura ($9) for sonny gray($14)?…or aim higher? L
    Selling low is the best

    • captain obvious says:
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      Gray

  79. rhodyballer says:
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    Diekman, Valdez, Taylor Rogers, Soria/Devenski/Ginkel, Ian Kennedy or Soto for SAGNOF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Diekman

  80. pflip says:
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    Rodon worth a #3 waiver claim?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you need him

  81. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Yankees looking to some Odor in The Bronx, why lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, he’s so bad

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        I do love that he was partly paid in thoroughbred horses when he signed with the Rangers, though. It was a cool story when he wasn’t terrible.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yeah

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            O/U on “should I pick up Ofor?” Q’s?

            I’m setting it at a gazillion.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Odor? nah, he’s a bench guy, no one cares

              • Lucky Dog says:
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                Odor cares.

                :cryingemoji:

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, yup

  82. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. we only start every position plus a dh (no corner/middle infielders). i own story and bichette and starting bichette at dh. tatis owner offered me one of flaherty, berrios or woodruff for bichette. my sps are castillo, plesac, urias, may, gausman, luzardo and bassitt.

    in general, i dont like trading for pitchers, but what do you think? hold or swap for one his sps?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  83. OaktownSteve says:
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    Here’s me saying more stupid closer stuff. Bryan Garcia is up in the pen for the Tigers in the 4th inning. He ain’t closing anything. Also, did you see Soto’s 10 foot high fastball yesterday? Thing of beauty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve kinda written off the Tigers’ pen…I can’t mess with that outside of AL-Only

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        Old buddy JA Happ looks pretty good.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ya think? I’m watching, meh

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            Yeah I think decent. A little nibbly. But staying off the middle of the plate. Not saying deGromian. But good enough to be a match up streamer.

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              Also for context, by the 4th inning most guys I’ve started this year have given up 13 runs.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                That’s fair, me too!

            • Cram It says:
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              90 pitches in 4 innings! I don’t know how he “looks” but I guess the end line of 1 run is productive.

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                Nibbly and he got squeezed, drove the pitch count up. But stayed off the middle of the plate, 4Ks in 4 innings. “Pretty good.” Serviceable. Not great not terrible. A cut above so-so, but somewhere below stellar.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, terrible team he’s facing, I guess, haha, not convinced

  84. Harper Better Than Trout says:
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    Question for tomorrow. I have these 4 starters playing:

    Luzardo vs Dodgers
    Ryu @ TEX
    Castillo vs PIT
    Taillon vs BAL (streaming)

    Would you bench any of these guys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start them all

  85. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft

    Lose Trevor Rogers for Freddy Peralta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • captain obvious says:
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      Haha.

  86. mcstarrs says:
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    I have a research idea that I think could be beneficial!

    Is there anyway to do an analysis on players impacted by the rule change of in-game video analyis? Not sure if this only applies to batters.

    I’ve read that Javier Baez and JD Martinez are two of the beneficiaries. But I’m sure there are more. And it could lead to some fantastic insight on players who had a down year last year that could turn it around in 2021? Maybe by focusing on less rostered players (available on majority of waivers)

    Just a thought! Keep crushing it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sounds like a good project for someone…Maybe I can find a razzball writer to do it, will ping people

  87. Someone Pissed in my Alphabet Soup says:
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    Falefa or Sano Ros OPS league 10 team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

  88. Crime Dog says:
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    Taking your blurb from yesterday I take it you are in fact dropping Elieser Hernandez and not waiting around for an official diagnosis. Sounds like bicep issues are a lost cause regardless.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s out for months, forget him

  89. Hyun-Jin & Juice says:
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    @Grey

    Any chance Astudillo could get near every day at bats? I’d like to put him in my catcher spot if so.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not when guys are healthy

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        Catch-162! Glossary to the rescue.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yes!

  90. OaktownSteve says:
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    Add Albies to the .000 club

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glad Freeman rescued me from cutting bait on my teams with him 4 games in

  91. The Great Knoche says:
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    Maybe Buxton should always pinch hit.

  92. Will says:
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    So of course Buxton’s not in the initial lineup so I bench him. He enters the game in the 5th and promptly hits a home run.

    Sonuvabench!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  93. Lucky Dog says:
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    Ok, I changed my team name from “Double Dongs” to “COVID-19 All Stars” and today has started 2/2 with 2 HR by Acuna & Tucker, so if Devers homers or just has a solid day today we’ll know the curse was broken.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Just in time for Acuna’s double Dong!
        :shakes Dong:

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha

  94. letsgobravos says:
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    Big Sho with a hit, steal and run to kick off his day. Have Trout on one team with him who drove him in with 2 run shot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ohtani waved goodbye to the baseball from 2nd base

      • letsgobravos says:
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        Haha, that’s awesome.

    • captain obvious says:
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      I think we might have missed something big here. Have him on a team or two but probably should have got him everywhere.

  95. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    4 homers given up by Max, top of 3 wtf

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      Shhhh, just let it happen.

      -Tildaddy stan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup, yuck

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        I have both SPs in this crap fest ugh

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, Smyly wasn’t bad

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            Yup, after looking at the final stats, I did get 17 k’s from the two and solid whip, so not as bad as it started out. Hey you like Scott Kingery to add to my minors, or just leave him on waivers

            thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Leave Kingery for now

              • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                cool, cheers

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  96. pugs slugs says:
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    10 TM, NL-Only H2H 5×5 (OBP)

    A) Best pick up to replace Corbin.
    Ginkel – His strikeout rates in the minors were insane. Closer-type, and he did have saves. Worth a shot?
    Widener (CIN)
    Tr. Williams (@PIT)
    Ponce De leon (MIL)
    J. De Léon (ARI) – SON has him at -3.7

    I’m leaning Williams or Ginkel

    B) Anyone starting Marquez vs. D-Backs at Coors?

    CA Molina
    1B Aguilar
    2B Escobar
    3B Bohm
    SS Cronenworth
    INF Moran
    OF Acuña, Harper, Davis, Hilliard
    Util Slater
    B Locastro,

    SP Corbin, Paddack, I. Anderson, Gausman, Alcantara, Marquez, Tr. Rodgers
    RP Kimbrel, Bard
    B Rainey,
    IR Corbin

    • pugs slugs says:
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      B) Just checked the weather, and it’s blowing in from center in the mid-teens. I’m throwing him and will hope he’s not too wild.

    • Keeks says:
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      Got Marquez in my fanduel lineup today. He was cheap with high upside

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Sure, try Ginkel if you need saves…Otherwise, I’d look at matchups — wouldn’t touch Williams

      B. I am, whee!

      • pugs slugs says:
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        A. I’ll grab Ginkel, and it’s an easy drop to stream in a few days if I need it.

        B. LOL,

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  97. toolshed says:
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    Baddoo with the game winning knock in extra innings. Why wasn’t he starting today? He came on as a pinch runner.

    • toolshed says:
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      Would you add him in a 10 team league as a bench bat to see where this goes? I habe a guy on the IL and free space. I was looking at other players but he has sb upside if he plays and power

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a Baddoo Baddoo man!

  98. Keeks says:
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    Was Bundy always scheduled to pitch today? couldve sworn I checked lineup and SON and didnt see him.. oh well at least he looks good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea

  99. Richard Scott Olcott says:
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    Badoo with the game winner!
    Who is this guy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baddoo Baddoo!

  100. For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    NL only 10 team h2h with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added.
    C molina
    1B freeman
    2B wong
    3B mostsuckass (1B/2B)
    SS didi
    MI mcneil (2B/3B/OF)
    CI india (but he’ll have 2B very shortly, should be tomorrow if he plays today)
    OF (4): harper
    – alford
    – riley (3B)
    – rojas (2B)
    util (1) shaw (1B/3B)
    DL: grisham, schwarber

    add which of these: p.smith (@ COL now but i’ve got 2 moves left on the week (numerous injuries to fill in for, pitchers too), naquin, r-zimm. things work easier if it’s an OF’er but doesn’t have to be. india getting his 2B/MI would be able to move mcneil around

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

      • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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        forgot, p.smith will be getting OF shortly anyway

  101. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Drop Andres Gimenez for Ha-Seong Kim or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  102. Stream Weaver says:
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    Streamonator hates Freddy peralta today. Wind blowing out at wrigley I’m guessing. Start him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am, but it’s risky

    • captain obvious says:
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      This guy is not worth anyone’s time.

  103. Stream Weaver says:
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    NL only I guess i kinda half to. Worth it for the K’s. Let’s go Freddy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Let’s go Freddy!

      • Stream Weaver says:
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        And the risk paid off! Well played sir

  104. Justin Ralph says:
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    Grey how did you feel about Kikuchi’s start? Is he worth adding in 10 team?

    • Justin Ralph says:
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      Or Smyly?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Prefer Smyly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try him

  105. SteveNZ says:
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    Only one start etc and so on, but if you need a spot for some roster flexibility and your other starters are Ryu, Lynn, Urias, Eovaldi, Corbin, Means and Odorizzi, is Morejon worth persevering with?

    Also – how is his name pronounced. I can’t help saying More-John in my head, but I suspect it might be something like Morry-hone?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      Also, Rasiel Iglesias WTF? Juilo Iglesias could do a better job.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        And is better-looking.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, Morejon is a deeper league play — Mor-hahn? Haha, I don’t know

      • SteveNZ says:
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        Sorry – league is 14 teams, but I think I have enough pitching already, right? And it might be a while before he starts going deeper into games to be of use?

        You’d be surprised at how often players names sound much more different to me when I hear them than when I’m saying them in my head. The New Zealand ear is not as attuned to thee Spanish and Eastern Europen-derived surnames haha.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, you can move on in that league — My ear is attuned to nothing

          • SteveNZ says:
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            Not even Jersey?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Jersey!

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      I say More-John in my head too cuz its funny, but your second pronunciation is how it goes

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        He’s a Mor-on?

  106. Ellis says:
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    Yermin or Baddoo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yermin

  107. SteveNZ says:
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    *Rushes to wire for Tyler Naquin*

    • SteveNZ says:
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      *And Travis Shaw*

      Maybe this is the year!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Overdue by 2 years!

        • SteveNZ says:
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          Of course I picked him up! Batting cleanup behind Yelich can’t be all bad, right?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            You wouldn’t think

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  108. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    oh baby for leagues that don’t know about SON miley was so easy. felt bad not able to drop somebody for him in 20 teamers and some (but not most) 16’ers. not over yet, but it’s PIT i’m betting on it. probably end up an easy QS too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  109. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    deleon yesterday too

  110. Richard Scott Olcott says:
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    I’m driving my Mercedes with Baddoo in the passenger seat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  111. William Hung says:
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    Damn Matt Olson has a knee contusion – didn’t even realize he was hurt… In a span of 3 days, Tim Anderson, Bellinger, and Olson have some kind of injury. Patrick Corbin is on the Covid IL – what a way to start the first H2H matchup!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not great

      • William Hung says:
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        More tests for Bellinger’s leg

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh

  112. Will says:
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    JD Davis just drilled in the hand. Did not look good. Could be missing time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes

  113. herschel says:
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    @Grey: you think theres any shot julio rodriguez sees the bigs before september?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  114. SteveNZ says:
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    My team is 1 for its last 30.

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      33

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yay?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        Not even a lowercase one.

  115. Daze says:
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    Grey
    Would you drop O’Neil for Grichuk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  116. SteveNZ says:
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    Devers is risen!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s alive!

  117. frankgrimes says:
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    SON has Luzardo at 13.3 tomorrow vs LAD…
    He was trash last time out.
    SON must have blinders on for these A’s pitchers.
    I can’t start him… I WONT!

  118. frankgrimes says:
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    If Mookie gets his 2nd AB in the 2nd inning… you might be a RedNeck.

  119. aardvark says:
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    Isiah kiner felafa over Sean Murphy at catcher right? Points league

  120. Lucky Dog says:
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    Devers clutch RBI, 2 hit game!

    THE CURSE IS LIFTED!!!!

  121. Milarky says:
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    What do you think about Franchy Cordero? You seemed somewhat positive about him with your projections. Thinking about dropping him for Michael A Taylor or Cedric Mullins.

    • captain obvious says:
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      Hold

  122. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    McMahon or Austin Riley ROTO 6 X 6 (OPS)?

    • captain obvious says:
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      Change your name.

      • HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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        Or what? Lol

  123. parksy704 says:
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    Grey! Long time reader and first time poster… Curious on your thoughts of pimpin’ out Razzball advice on Yahoo forums. I threw a shout out to Razzball today about Solak stealing bases (and patience) after everyone and their mother/brother/red headed step child sat him. Your (and Razzball in general) advice has secured 2 ‘ships and 2 second places in the last 5 years for me (albeit an amateur hour 10 person league = $$$)… Many shmanks to you and your team (says my pocket book… pocket book quoting me!). Shall I continue to push Razzball advice on yahoo? Or is that just screwing us in the next draft season?!?!?!

    Also how do your feel about dropping Austin Riley AND Chis Sale (on my IL) for Patrick Corbin (waivers)? I have room if I drop both to move someone else to IL (Lamet… I know… shame sticks).

  124. Jeff says:
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    Saves+Holds points league but a closer just gives more consistent points…

    Who would you role the dice with out of Clase, Wittgren, Mike Myers, Devenski, or Minter?

    Also need another bat.. is Mercedes real or would Dhal or Arraez be better long term?

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take new questions to my newest post

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