Franchy Cordero went 1-for-4 with his first homer as he was called up and hit leadoff.  Franchy!  Franchy!  Franchy!  Holy almond tart, no Franchy pan for me!  I won’t pan Franchy’s tools, I won’t suffer any fools, I want Franchy, man, pardon my drools.  Franchy is the kind of player you watch and you’re like, “Can I own him in every league on the basis of his sprint speed?”  By the way, Franchy has crazy sprint speed yet wasn’t able to make it out there for the brawl — hand on chin emoji.  Franchy seems like the kind of guy that will be better in fantasy than in real life.  Think about the outfield version of Tim Anderson.  I grabbed him in a few leagues to see what happens.  Remember, Franchy Cordero marries the best of French and Ranch dressing which is, um, I dunno, do I look like a senior citizen or a sorority girl?  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Nolan Arenado – Yesterday, after Perdomo threw behind Arenado, he charged the mound like a whirling dervish, like, say, a Torenado.  This sucks because now Arenado will be suspended.  Why does anyone ever charge the mound?  The success rate of hitters charging pitchers is around 1%.  They run out there, pitcher dodges them and then the entire team gets between the two.  After 100 years of data, you’d think hitters would get smart to charging the mound.  The fake walk to 1st has its merits.  Maybe go to first, wait for the windup, then sweep his legs.  It honestly feels like no one actually wants to fight when they charge the mound.

Eric Thames – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer.  Starting to think he enjoys hitting in April.  This year, once again, Thames has his owners wearing ROS-Colored Glasses.

Matt Albers – 2/3 IP, 0 ER and the save.  When a guy isn’t brought in to start an inning in a 3-1 game as Albers wasn’t, he’s a closer with an asterisk.  Usually all it takes is one save, which Albers got, so for now, I’d say he’s the de facto closer, but he fits that role about as well as he fits a size medium.

Junior Guerra – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.69 vs. Adam Wainwright – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.06.  This matchup was billed as, “War, And What Are These Two Pitchers Good For?  HUH!  Absolutely Nothing.”

Tommy Pham – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .256.  Tommy’s trying to prove he’s not a flim-Pham artist.

Lance McCullers – 3 2/3 IP, 8 ER, 13 baserunners (6 BBs!), ERA up to 7.71.  Freakin’ McCullers.  I wish my teams were McCulless.  I need to move on quickly; I’m about to pop a blood vessel.

Alex Bregman – 4-for-6, 2 runs and his 1st homer, hitting .245.  I was perusing the Astros’ lineup as I’m wont to do, and Altuve is hitting .353!  Little Man wakes up with a .350 average.  In five at-bats yesterday, Altuve saw seven pitches!  Oh, yeah, Bregman, he had a nice game.  Altuve, though, I mean, how do you do it, you Kewpie Doll?

Max Kepler – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homer, hitting .281.  Yeah, cause he got to face some scrub named LANCE MCCULLERS!  I went to pick up Kepler in my RCL, because old habits Die Hard with a Vengeance, however, MattTruss beat me to it.

Fernando Rodney – 1 IP, 1 ER and the blown save.  Shoot that broken arrow through my broken Kyle Gibson start.  Whoa…Shoot that broken arrow!

Jeff Samardzija – Will make a rehab start on Saturday in High-A San Jose.  Okie dokie.

Robbie Ray – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.74.  Against the Giants?  Aw, c’mon!  In one of the best pitchers’ parks?  I mean, why do you hurt me?  I wanna put a Main Street sign on his back, then direct the Google Street View Car in his direction.  I hate him so much!

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .190.  Au Shizz!

Ketel Marte – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .265.  Has now hit in the last seven games (only one hit in the previous six, but whatevs).  I love Ketel Marte a bit more than I should, but looks like a hot schmotato, at the least.

David Price – He pitched an inning vs Yanks, gave up four runs.  The rivalry is so good that it must’ve had a playoff atmosphere.  After he was pulled from the start, Price complained of a strange sensation in his left hand.  Same thing happened to me after I put on my wedding band.

Hanley Ramirez – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .357.  This offseason Hanley put his life savings in a new workout regime that involves drinking bull semen, and now he’s cut out the BS.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .250.  Just Dong because someone has to!

Gary Sanchez – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homer, hitting .122.  Too bad he only got to face David Price once, he might’ve had six more homers yesterday, i.e., the Price is right for Sanchez in the Showcase Showdown.

Masahiro Tanaka – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.19.  I just traded for Tanaka in my RCL, because McCullers and Ray are giving me agita.  I’m sure Tanaka will be a pleasant nap on the beach as the tide rolls out.  For what it’s worth, I traded Boxberger for Tanaka and Semien.  I think it might’ve been Marcus, but I also might’ve traded for MattTruss’ semen.  As I say, ABC, Always Be trading Closers.  You say ‘trading’ very fast.

Javier Baez – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and a double slam (3, 4) and legs (1).  This was his 2nd two-homer game in a row.  Two days ago, he hit 8th.  Yesterday, he hit 7th.  The good news, he’ll be hitting leadoff after hitting 16 homers in eight games.

Ian Happ – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  In my mind, Happ is a caterpillar that came out of the cocoon a little too soon, so he’s swaddled in my arms as he turns into a butterfly.  Don’t worry, I’m not going to let him get hurt.  Here, Happ, have some milk from my nipples.

Miguel Rojas – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in four games.  He’s Rojas caliente!  Spangdelish!

Jarlin Garcia – 6 IP, 0 ER, 0 Hits, 2 walks, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.13.  I know Jose Urena.  I know Daniel Straily.  Who are you, Jarlin Garcia?  Garcia was pulled from a no-hitter after 77 pitches and six innings, because Don Mattingly has his own playbook and it reads, The Places You’ll Go–Shoot, you know what, that’s a storybook, not a playbook.  Mattingly is managing by the beat of his own drummer, and that drummer has his back to the drumset and is flailing at air.  “Game’s this way, Don!”  So, Jarlin should’ve been given the chance to at least lose the no-hitter, but alas.  This appears to be a fluky start and his profile screams NL-Only.

Travis d’Arnaud – Out with a partially torn UCL.  Travis and his d’Arn injuries!

Zack Wheeler – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks in his 1st start.  The Stream-o-Nator loved this start, but I just couldn’t pull the trigger.  Plus, I had McCullers and Robbie Ray, so I was all good!  Wheeler won’t get the Marlins every time out, so I’d proceed with caution.

Kevin Gausman – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 6.60.  I told you he was a sleeper!  Kidding.  I need to see at least two more starts like this before I’m trusting him.

Aledmys Diaz – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .206.  This was about his first hit in the last week, so maybe it’s the start of something, but we’re definitely not ‘in Aledmys res,’ as they say in latin Latin America.

Nick Pivetta – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners (zero walks), 7 Ks, ERA at 2.70.  This is gonna be hard to phantom, but Pivetta is actually pitching better than his ERA.  On a strictly peripheral basis, he’s pitching as well as Chris Sale and Corey Kluber.  Seems unlikely to continue, but I looked to grab him in every one of my leagues, just in case.

Cesar Hernandez – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .300.  Far from an exciting option.  He’s kinda like Josh Harrison without the desire to be traded, but Hernandez has been hot.

Hector Neris – 1 IP, 1 ER and his 1st blown save to cost me my Pivetta win.  Of course, Neris did.  Don’t think there’s anything to worry about here.  *sees Neris’ name in the mirror*  Siren?  What does that mean?  Are you trying to tell me something?!  Say something, mirror!

Luis Castillo – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 7.31.  If I can gather anything from fielding 500 comments a day, you can buy low on Castillo.  Not to sound like a used car salesman, but you better act fast!

Alex Wood – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  Did you listen to me when I said to sell him?  You didn’t?  Oopsie.

Matt Chapman – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .347.  At season start, he was hitting 7th.  Now he’s hitting 5th.  Started from the bottom now we’re here!

Jed Lowrie – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .333.  Lowrie is one of those guys who no one wants to own that is usually a top 12 option at his position.  The pros: he’s kinda solid.  The cons:  he’s kinda meh.

Justin Upton – 1-for-4, 1 run and two steals (1, 2), as the Angels stole a few off Chirinos.  Apparently, he was too busy pitching a gem for the Rays.

Jaime Barria – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks in his 1st start.  I just went over him the other day.  If you click his name, you will be magically transported to my thoughts on him.  The short:  he’s an AL-Only guy for now.

Elvis Andrus – Hit by a pitch and it fractured his elbow.  I really didn’t want my schmohawk post about him to be right like this, but I’ll take it!  Now let Profar play shortstop and let Calhoun butcher 2nd base!  Meh, it’ll never happen, but it’s nice to dream.

Jurickson Profar – 2-for-5, 1 RBI and his 1st steal, hitting .167 as he takes over for Odor.  Yeah, but Profar really stinks.  Maybe he’s finally figured out how to hit, but I’d want to see more before that declaration.

Leonys Martin – 3-for-4 and his 1st homer.  Leonys scored his personal cycle:  1B, 2B, HR, PO.

Carlos Carrasco – 9 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.48.  This game was vs. the Tigers, which is starting Niko Goodrum with a straight face.  And he’s their fourth best hitter!

Jordan Zimmermann – Hit by a comebacker on the jaw and left the game.  Incredibly, he was hit by a comebacker in college, and it broke his jaw.  Not saying I’m a doctor or anything, but maybe he should have a tiny glove implanted in his jaw.

Matt Davidson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and leading my RCL team in homers, and I’ve only had him for two of his homers.  I think I need to reevaluate what I’ve drafted in my RCL league.

Nate Jones – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save, ERA at 2.08.  Soria hasn’t pitched in two days, so I think this is less “Soria’s been used a lot” and more “Jones is just better.”  Maybe it’s wishful thinking.  Worst case scenario, this is a timeshare of closer duties.  Best case scenario, Jones is the closer.

Yonny Chirinos – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 0.000000000, okay, you got it.  Yonny throwing some new age ball out there.  Here’s what Paul “The” Martian said in his Yonny Chirinos fantasy, “The sinker has some great movement and he also carries two other pitches above 18+% SwStr% to start the season. …. Since reaching A-ball in 2015, he has not posted a BB% above 4.2% and that elite command has been paired with a 50% GB% more often than not. This makes him extremely talented at limiting baserunners. …. Yonny will provide serious ratio help and strikeout upside with a nasty slider/splitter combo to play off that bendy sinker.”  Hey, I have a bendy sinker too!  Yonny throws hard with great command, but doesn’t strikeout a ton of guys.  Think a poor man’s Nola.  Call him Shreveport.

Danny Duffy – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (3 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 5.40.  Well, compared to Robbie Ray, he looks like a dream!  On the reals, Duffy looked pretty passable in this start.

James Paxton – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 5.74.  This start came against the Royals, who just lost their third best hitter, Alex Gordon.

Kurt Suzuki – 3-for-6 and 1st and 2nd homer.  Thanks, Hitter-Tron, you horny robot!

Ozzie Albies – 3-for-6, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .278.  His name sounds like the National Anthem of Germany.  To protest the National Anthem in Germany, I hear they name a baby, Niels.

Freddie Freeman – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 1st steal, hitting .325.  He was on the backend of a double steal with Ender Inciarte.  Here’s a real question, why is it fielder’s indifference when the catcher doesn’t throw on a steal, but it’s not fielder’s indifference when a catcher throws to a different bag on a double steal?  Isn’t it even more indifferent towards the runner he doesn’t try to throw out?  He’s choosing one of the two, and deciding to be even more indifferent towards one.

Brandon McCarthy – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.31.  He dislocated his non-throwing shoulder.  Hey, it’s like an Easter egg hunt for Dr. James Andrews!  “Where’s that shoulder?  Is it under my Lamborghini?”

Matt Wieters – Was activated from the DL, but didn’t start, because if he did start, he would’ve sucked or been injured again.  How about Pedro Severino (1-for-4, 1 run, hitting .348) though, huh?  He sounds like a middle reliever, but he’s been smoking hot.  Maybe even schmotato’ing hot?

Adam Eaton – Hit the DL early yesterday morning, before, I believe, he even went for his MRI.  My guess as to what happens with Eaton.  He’s headed to the MRI lab, he makes eye contact with the Uber driver, looks away out the window, stops at a red light, and the Uber driver is still looking at him.  Finally, Eaton asks, “What?”  Uber driver, “I need you to go on the DL so I can pick up someone else in my fantasy league.”  Eaton sighs.

Daniel Murphy – Nearing rehab games.  As he neared rehab games, he looked out the window, “Hey, wasn’t that Eaton going the other way?”

   
  1. FrankGrimes says:
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    Franchy’s defense smells like bleu cheese dressing

  2. Mihai says:
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    Hello Grey! In a dynasty league someone is offering me Rendon+A Reyes+Teheran for J Baez+Tatis +A Simmons. Should I take the deal? I really need a good 3B and pitching. I have Segura as my starting SS and C Hernandez as 2B. Thanks!

    • Ross Thomas Watson says:
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      Most def

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @Mihai: Rendon side, even with Teheran being hot garbage

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mihai: Agree with others

  3. Ross Thomas Watson says:
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    You have any faith Jake Faria will pitch like an adult any time soon? Still a rosy red ROS outlook?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Ross Thomas Watson: An adult, maybe….a top tier MLB pitcher, probably no…..not really rosy….

  4. CrazyJ says:
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    Back 2 back sonavabench from Baez… ouch!

    • Mihai says:
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      I am trying to sell him high :) If Grey says he would do it…

      • CrazyJ says:
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        @Mihai:

        I had a waiver request for him in another league that takes place Friday, so there goes that freebie!

        Definitely a sell high candidate.

        • CrazyJ says:
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          Holy sh!t, I got Baez for Wacha with the 6th priority. I’m going Robbie Ray hunting!

  5. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    16 team dynasty, need to turn somebody into a streaming slot (already was, i added mauer just now, in case it’s him or zimm). roto, hits, total bases, slugging, steals %, OBP over AVG.
    C severino (streamer, not dropping till wieters is playing)
    1B miggy
    2B jose ram
    SS semien
    3B longo
    MI solarte party (2B/SS/3B)
    CI hanram
    LF mancini (1B)
    CF kiermaier
    RF mookie
    OF jd mart (RF)
    OF brocktune (LF/RF)
    util grandyman (all OF, hot as shit thus far)
    util r-zimm
    BN fisher, mcmahon, d.travis (him and solarte each other’s handcuffs for now), mauer
    DL zunino
    1. drop who to keep mauer (doing very well in these categories)?

    2. if that drop isn’t travis is he a drop for wendle TB 2B or mercer?

  6. JB says:
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    Grey –

    Hate to ask catcher questions because I punt the position every year. This year I decided to go with a d’Arnaud/Plawecki platoon, and it’s come up aces…hrrumph. I could leave my catcher spot empty, but I hate that strategy. So, out of the following gems, who you got? J. McCann, Vazquez, Cervelli, Maldonado, Cisco, Gomes and Alfaro. Yikes.

    Thanks,

    JB

    • Dave D says:
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      I usually go with scrubs as well, but this year on my NFBC team took Sanchez/Suzuki. That got me 4 homers yesterday!!! That’s gotta be a first for me at C.

      I like Alfaro for power but if average is more important Cervelli or Sisco.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB: Alfaro

  7. Cersy says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I’m in a keeper h2h 12er with Offensive cats of runs, hits, RBIs, sbs, tbs, ks, avg and OPS.

    was offered Josh Bell and Arenado for Hoskins and Rendon. Really on the fence despite thinking Arenado is the best player in the deal. I don’t think Josh Bell is a keeper when both of my guys are. What do you think?

    Thanks,

    Cersy

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @Cersy: tempting , but the difference between Hoskins and Bell right now, is much bigger that the difference between Arenado and Rendon

      I would pass
      but also, I’m not Grey

  8. ThE sHiT says:
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    Is giving up Sonny Gray, Eddie Rosario, and Middleton too much for Ohtani/Souza in a 14 team ESPN 5×5 league where Ohtani can be used at SP and DH (when hes not pitching)?

  9. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Loved it, positively! I think I’m in love.

    a. Very funny Goodrum blurb. Made me smile.

    b. How many of these hot starters would you roster in a standard 5X5 RCL? Which one(s)? I currently have VV and Lucchesi rostered. Should I move off either or both to pick one or both of the others?

    1. Vince Velasquez
    2. Joey Lucchesi
    3. Nick ‘Any given’ Pivetta
    4. Yonny Chirinos

    c. Maddon, muttering to himself, ‘Damn, I lost one Italian 1B. Where in hell will I find another one? Ah, you Caratini. I see you play Catcher, do you wanna try your luck at 1B? You do? Ok, you got the job.’

    d. Mark Twain quote of the day for April 12

    It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • fletch f. fletch says:
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      @Ante GALIC: I would lose VV for Pivetta.

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @Ante GALIC: If you can, I’d wait to see how VV looks tomorrow in TB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Thanks! B. I’d lose 1 C. Haha D. Classic!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Sorry meant, I’d lose VV for Pivetta

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!

        Signed up Franchy (thanks), plus Fowler and Goodwin for tonight. Very short schedule indeed tonight. Still have holes in many places (in my lineup) – sounds like an ad for Gap blue jeans for the homeless!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  10. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Seriously though, I refuse to believe Pedro Severino is anything other than a middle reliever! By the same logic, the newly converted “Felipe Vazquez ” must be removed from closer duties — this is clearly a 6th man/long reliever.

  11. Ross Thomas Watson says:
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    Pure points league without h2h. The best format to decide the best team. No other way! Just thought I’d let everyone know

  12. Raf says:
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    Hola Grey,

    Please rank: Pivetta, Chirinos, Reynaldo Lopez.

    Would it be crazy to drop Stroman for any of them?

    Thanks! You the best.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Raf: Rey Lo, Pivetta, Chirinos.

      Probably not dropping Stroman for any of them at this point.

    • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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      @Raf: pivetta first out of those and my guess is grey’d one would say in a shallow to drop stroman there but not in deeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Raf: Pivetta…Go for it

      • Raf says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! You remain the best.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  13. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Tons of fights last night!

    Re: your Tanaka note, are you looking to move on from Ray already, or did you just mean that you kept Ray but traded for Tanaka to try and get some more security?

    Also, who are you liking more in obp/ops, Hanley “predator monster / bull semen” Ramirez or Jose Martinez?

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks – I feel like I need to wait for a string of nice starts before I can get fair value. Is Tanaka (maybe possible), Bauer (much less likely), Price (injury concern might help – he’s looked filthy otherwise) in the fair value range for you?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bauer!

  14. Sean says:
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    My relievers have been a sore spot so far. Currently have Knebel (DL), Robertson, Jacob Barnes, and G. Holland. Should I hold Barnes or grab either of Albers, Nate Jones, Middleton, Ottavino, or Ryan Tepara? This is 12 Team H2H with S+H league. Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Sean: It’s a S+H league, what are you looking for? If you want saves, go Jones. If you want Holds, take the guy who has an 18K/9, Ottavino.

      • Sean says:
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        @Cram It: Thanks, doesn’t matter if they get saves or holds since they count the same for my league. Just looking to better the ratios and hope they pitch a few times each week.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Sean: Ottavino hasn’t given up a run and has 18k/9. I don’t know why’d you look at someone else if you’re just looking for ratios.

          • Sean says:
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            @Cram It: sorry maybe i wasnt clear in what i was asking for. Im looking for both ratio helps and someone who can get save/holds (doesnt matter if closer or setup type guy as they count the same). In this time ottavino was snagged. any other guy you like more from the list?

            • Cram It says:
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              @Sean: Don’t wait. Look at the stats, he was killing it! I’d go Jones. All late inning MR’s get holds

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sean: Agree with Cram

      • Sean says:
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        @Grey: ottavino was snagged in my league since i waited too long. any other guys on that list you like better?

  15. “The rivalry is so good that it must’ve had a playoff atmosphere.”

    *chokes laughing on boba bean (seed?)*

  16. Pb&j says:
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    I’m hurting for OF. Pick one, please: Franchy, Kepler, or M. Taylor.

    Also, pick one: Barnes or Jones.

    U rock, Grey. By the way, I traded Peralta for Happ the other day so if your nip gets sore pass him my way and I’ll take a turn. Let’s get that Happerpillar big and strong.

    • Ante GALIC says:
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      @Pb&j: Pb&J!

      Just my 0.02$…..Look for Goodwin. Now that Eaton is on the DL, Goodwin is in full time.

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • Pb&J says:
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        @Ante GALIC: Thanks, Galic. I just noticed that they have Matt Adams in the outfield instead of Goodwin tonight! The Nats will find any excuse to bench him.

    • Don't Look a Gift Ngoepe in the Mtouh says:
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      @Pb&j: I saw a click bait thing yesterday saying that your nipple is the same size as your butt hole.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pb&j: Franchy — Jones — Thanks for covering nipple duties!

  17. Ryon cardinals says:
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    Aaron altherr or b zimmer ops league looks like altherr losing playing who should I keep?

  18. phennore says:
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    16-team 5×5. Rank for ROS:
    Alex Wood, Chase Anderson, Skaggs, Chirinos,
    Thanks,

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

    1) cut Chris Taylor for Cesar Hernandez?
    2) cut Bradley Zimmer for Max Kepler, Eddie Rosario, or Carlos Gonzalez? Or hold to just activate Steven Souza later this week?
    3) if I hold for question 2, it looks like I would drop Zimmer and Michael A. Taylor for Souza and Lamb. You taking Souza and Lamb over Zimmer and Taylor?

    C: Yasmani Grandal
    1B: Josh Bell
    2B: Chris Taylor
    3B: Matt Chapman
    SS: Francisco Lindor
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Mitch Haniger
    OF: Michael A. Taylor
    UTL: Tim Anderson
    Bench: Bradley Zimmer
    DL: Steven Souza
    DL: Jake Lamb

    P: Clayton Kershaw
    P: Brad Boxberger
    P: Fernando Rodney
    P: Shane Greene
    P: Aroldis Chapman
    SP: Max Scherzer
    SP: Sean Manaea
    Bench: Mike Foltynewicz
    Bench: Miles Mikolas
    Bench: Eduardo Rodriguez
    DL: Luiz Gohara

    Thanks as always!

  20. Tigres says:
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    Grey! Picked up Pivetta for vs PHI last night and @ ATL upcoming, might just keep him longer term… fingers crossed (but not while typing). Oh, and Hector Neris can go F himself. Insult to injury, I also have Raisel so still had a chance at the win with a Reds comeback, only to see Odubel rob Scooter Gennett of a go-ahead HR. “Fantasy Baseball: when spending time with friends and family just can’t compete with watching Reds vs Phillies.”

  21. Rabbit says:
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    Loved the Old School ABC Poison Arrow reference. There should be a Razzball Glossary term for when you as a reader get a Grey pop culture reference that you are pretty sure 99% of other readers did not get because of its relative obscurity (like the time you made the reference to the Tuskagee Airmen army syphilis experiments in the 1940s–now that’s going deep with your references, Grey!). Suggest in the comments. Oh wait, these are the comments. How Meta! (Not really Meta.)

  22. JakeTPE says:
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    Hey Grey and fellow Commenters of Razzball:

    Sorry about the lumps yesterday, Grey FML. But today is a new day.

    My main question for today is Wacha @CIN? Who’s starting him? Price vs NYY is a sit for me and Bauer @DET is a definite start.

    Would love to hear arguments for or against any of these! Thanks!

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @JakeTPE: 100% sit Price vs NY, thank me later

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Slappy Jack: Haha meant Porcello whom I’m sitting. Sorry about that! (Will proofread next comment!)

    • J-Hova says:
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      @JakeTPE:

      Let’s see what Grey says but I’m leaning towards starting him. Streamonator doesn’t hate it He wasn’t that bad last start, just looked really uncomfortable in the cold, as did Grineke

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @J-Hova: Cool. I’ve got Wacha in right now, too. Yeah, these cold-weather April games may need a * for some of our pitchers for sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: I’m starting all 3, pray with me

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Grey: You are a braver man than me, sir! Good luck!

    • Tigres says:
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      Wacha velo is down and has not looked sharp . proceed w caution… my two cents…

  23. Vmemm says:
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    My pitching is killing me! I was so proud after the draft. I followed the plan, not drafting until the Severino level. Ended up with Ray, McCullers, Castillo, A.Wood, K.Hendricks, and Ohtani. 1 of 6 is good, right? Drop any for Manaea, Junis, Roark, T.Skaggs, Folty, R.Lopez, J.Garcia, or Newcomb?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Vmemm: Too early to abandon ship on them

  24. Caught Looking says:
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    Hey Grey. I need to try and test the market for a Starter. Im stacked at 1B, looking at using Miggy or Carpenter as a trading chip. Which should I hold?

  25. Slappy Jack says:
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    dunno, if you squint hard enough Niko Goodrum looks like he could put up Yoan Moncada numbers if given 500 ABs, with maybe a smidge less power

    not the sexiest comparison (15/20 .235) but might be enough to get the job done in some formats
    I’m keeping an eye on him,
    plus he has a straight baller name

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slappy Jack: His name is super baller, that I agree on

  26. Old School Brother says:
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    Goodwin or Kepler?

  27. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Drop Wood for Pivetta, or is that too abrupt?

    Great write-up!! Thanks.

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      @Scuffy McGee: Too abrupt. Pivetta got sacked in ATL then got to benefit from facing two awful lineups at home. Can’t drop a high end starter for that.

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Scuffy McGee: I agree with the others, but would add that there would be nothing wrong with trading Woods for something valuable and then picking up Pivetta.

  28. Upnorth says:
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    Steamed both Gausman and Wheeler last night to compliment Wood!

  29. OaktownSteve says:
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    Keynan Middleton for the save. And also for the season ending forearm fracture to my keeper league SS. Yay?

    Mentioned this in the FCL: Desmond with the stache looks like the patron on a telenovela.

    • Grey

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      @OaktownSteve: Haha re; Desmond — Wait, season-ending? Did they announce that?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        They did not. My bad. I thought I heard season ending but it looks like a return might be possible.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, gotcha

        • Tigres says:
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          2 months is about standard for wrist fracture, no? but even then, injury saps the power… so season altering for sure.

          Kenyan looked good for first 25 pitches, then lost steam in long outing. (5 out save) but appears to be locking in as go to guy in that bullpen.

  30. JC says:
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    Holding on to Willie Calhoun in one league. Corey Dickerson is available. Drop Willie for Corey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC: Sure

      • Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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        @Grey: Any chance they would play Calhoun at 2B and have Profar at SS while Andrus is out?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe

  31. bigbear says:
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    Who’s sitting Wacha @ Cin? Feels like a gotcha game for Wacha…

    • Turd Wendell says:
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      @bigbear: If you’re not starting him today then when will you? Reds are hot trash.

      • bigbear says:
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        @Turd Wendell: Fair enough. His first two starts weren’t exactly inspiring. And the last two years have been meh at best.

      • LenFuego says:
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        @Grey: I am starting him too. Then again, I started McCullers and Ray yesterday.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sadly, me too

  32. Jogon says:
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    Here are my OF :

    Lf : brinson, brantley, grichuk
    Cf : Mccutchen, cain
    Rf : calhouln, fowler, trumbo (ir).

    Kemp is available. Margot and deshields are available and on ir.

    What are my best moves to get the best of ROS ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jogon: Kemp over Brinson

  33. Jubaka says:
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    Oh man!! I picked up pivetta last nite! And then I read this! And hold on huh! Huh! Huuuh! Then I read this! And you said his peripherals! And he looks like a Chris sale! Kluber! Could this actually be true!!

    • Jubaka says:
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      @Jubaka: now I need to go change my pants.

  34. Gregarious says:
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    Grey – my outfield is a hot mess! Would you drop Duvall, Braun, or Peralta for any of: JBJ, Odubel, Brantley, or Grandy-man?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gregarious: No, but you need to platoon Duvall

      • Gregarious says:
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        @Grey: Yeah…lineups lock weekly so can make platooning a little challenging sometimes…ugh. FML as the kids say…

        • SwaggerJackers says:
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          @Gregarious: I wouldn’t own Duvall in a weekly league. Especially when Schlub comes back from injury.

  35. Jubaka says:
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    I have limited inning and plenty of pitchers. Not very good pitchers, Accept for Thor Corbin and Pivetta.
    Should I bench Trevor Williams against the cubs? And Roark against colarado.

  36. OaktownSteve says:
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    Is Hanley a zombino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Seems to be, and he cracked the code on how to bring on the Zombino powers

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Grey: Then he got cracked in the wrist. Didn’t look good….

  37. Mark says:
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    Edwin Diaz is the beast closer in baseball.

    What are you thoughts on Tyler Wade of the Yanks? He has an opportunity to be their 2nd basement permanently this year but so far he’s been awful. Saw any games with him? I looked at him and he looks overwhelmed at the siah.

    • Mark says:
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      @Mark:

      overwhelmed at the dish*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark: He doesn’t look like a MLB regular

  38. Zeus says:
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    Ozzie Albies should come to bat with the German national anthem screaming America sucks like the Bolsheviks. Maybe bring in an Angela Merckel impersonator to tear up a pic of trump.

    I would enjoy that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeus: I like this idea

  39. Luke says:
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    Grey,

    Wondering if I should drop Duvall or Soria for Jed Lawrie, or either of them? Franchy is also available? Any advice?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Luke: Apples/oranges

      • Luke says:
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        @Grey: so no point in dropping duvall for franchy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  40. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Thanks for the write-up as always. I’m loosing patience in waiting for Lewis Brinson to start hitting in my 12-team OBP league. Is either Cordero, Kiermaier, Dietrich, Renfroe, or Parra a better option than Brinson. I’m assuming yes, but could you rank por favor? Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slimcompoop: I’ve lost patience with Brinson… Franchy!

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: So Franchy is a replacement for Brinson, but are any of following outfielders that I mentioned above (i.e., Kiermaier, Dietrich, Renfroe, or Parra) either?

        P.S. Are you liking my trade of Sonny Gray and Mitch Haniger (that’s what I gave up) for Shohei Ohtani any better? You took the Gray side originally.

        Thanks as always!

  41. Jubaka says:
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    Should I drop Roark, or Trevor Williams, for lucchesi, or t walker, or should I drop both for both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jubaka: See what Roark looks like today

      • Jubaka says:
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        @Grey: hold on Williams, or?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d try to hold

  42. Gotime says:
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    Well tried to trade Wood away three times before last night… guess I’m stuck now. Figure we have to keep him playing for his next scheduled 3 starts as they look to be @ SD vs Mia and vs SF…amiright? right? ugh….

  43. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    I’m getting offered Chris Taylor for my Corbin. Taylor would play 2B for me. Currently I have Merrifield.

    My other SPs are Scherzer, Strasburg, Wood, Archer and Robbie Ray.

    Pomeranz available in case I need to pick him up.

    Would you take the deal?

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @HarperBetterThanTrout: Is there a big difference between Taylor and Whit? , and isn’t Whit actually hitting better atm?

      I don’t think the trade is awful, but I don’t think you need it , and Corbin could be busting out

      pass

  44. RePete says:
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    Would you stream Heaney (LAA) @ KC or Kuhl (PIT) @ MIA tomorrow in a deep 14-Team H2H League?

  45. Sing Us A Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    In a points league that values IP and W’s which of these pitchers are you rolling with?

    Newcomb, Reynaldo Lopez, Gausman, Maeda, Lucchesi, Trevor Williams, Mike Leake, Mahle, or Steven Matz.

    I’m currently rostering Gausman but owning an AL-East pitcher is not for the faint of heart (especially in Camden). Any obvious upgrades that I’m missing out on?

    You rule and have you watched Wild, Wild Country yet? The Duplass Bros are really talented. Can we change your name to Fantasy Master Osho?

  46. Mickey Maloney says:
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    Maybe we can give Happ a chaser of Hanley’s bull semen! Guaranteed MVP candidate then.

    Is it safe to say you like Pivetta and Chirinos better than Mahle? Thinking of dropping Mahle for one of them.

    • Mickey Maloney says:
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      @Mickey Maloney: Come to think of it… Is Wheeler better than Mahle?

  47. Synyster says:
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    Morning Grey, drop Braun for Thames?

    C. Ramos
    1B. Hosmer
    2B. Dee G
    3B. Machado
    SS. Gregorius
    OF. Trout
    OF. Merrifield
    OF. Puig
    Util. Jose Ramirez
    B. Cain
    B. Braun

  48. Jordan says:
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    Grey!

    Would you trade Buxton for Robbie Ray? My pitching staff isn’t great (McCullers is my #1).

    Thanks!

  49. Matty says:
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    Billy Hamilton was dropped, 14 team league with about 400 total roster spots. How much FAAB $ out of $100 is reasonable? I’d be dropping Michael Taylor or Ian Kennedy. Thanks

    • Matty says:
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      @Matty: 5×5 Roto fyi

  50. Ted Williams Frozen Head says:
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    Thoughts on this swap Grey in a 12T h2h redraft:
    Give: Archer, Hosmer, Baez
    Get: Paxton, Schoop, Inciarte

    Also, I may have missed it but what did you go with yesterday for the accidental start? Appreciate ya!

  51. ryanoger says:
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    Loved the write up–the Thames, Hanley, d’Arn, Eaton/Murph blurbs were fantastic! Plus 2 semen references today.

    Thanks man

  52. Abe Froman says:
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    Hey G,

    Got offered Moncada for Dee Gordon straight up. 6×6, OBP roto, keep forever dynasty league.

    My team won it last year but is struggling out of the gate. The team offering me Moncada is currently way ahead.

    I’ve got Trea Turner to make up for steals, along with Buxton, Springer, and Brocktune. Plus I’m a White Sox fan.

    No brainer?

      • Abe Froman says:
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        @Grey:

        Luis Robert? Kopech?

  53. Joe Beisbol says:
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    Would you rather Lowrie or A.Cabrera as a short-term fill-in for Murphy?

    • Joe Beisbol says:
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      Alternatively, I can offer Tim Anderson to the Andrus owner for his Carpenter. Hurts me in steals, but preserves an Add for me. I don’t know if Anderson will be a regular part of my lineup.

      C – Ramos, 1B – Abreu, 2B – [Empty], 3B – Machado, SS – Anderson, OF – Stanton, Cespedes, Dickerson, Util – Sano, Bench – Cain, Murphy (DL)
      SP – Darvish, Berrios, Corbin, Duffy, Richards, R.Lopez, Fulmer, Roark, Samardzija (DL)
      RP – Davis, Morrow, Strickland, Soria

  54. Swick says:
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    minter got dropped in my dynasty is he someone i should have on my roster? dont have much to drop besides cordero or Asdrúbal Cabrera

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swick: I’d want him over a bench bat

  55. Blaster says:
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    Aaron Hicks, Franchy Cordero, Max Kepler, or Brian Goodwin?

  56. VJG says:
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    Who would you rather hold for this season, Folty or Duffy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VJG: Folty

  57. Scott says:
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    Profar is OF eligible now and should get 2b and/or Ss soon. Holding happ, but would you cut walker for profar? Walker is a reserve 1b/2b. Obp league. Thanks

  58. El Famous Burrito says:
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    I’d still like to know what Franchy is short for.

    Franchington?
    Franchelico?
    Franchworth?

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @El Famous Burrito: @Grey:

        According to Baseball Reference this is his Full Name: Franchy (Vargas) Cordero

      • El Famous Burrito says:
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        @VinWins: I love it!

  59. OaktownSteve says:
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    Baez gonna be a monster.

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Same here

  60. Filkarri says:
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    I did listen to you when you told me to sell Alex Wood, just too bad it turned into a promptly injured Lorenzo Cain.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Filkarri: Meh, he’s back tomorrow

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Filkarri:

      You got a steal.

      • Filkarri says:
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        @OaktownSteve: yeah I thought so, sold him to a guy with struggling pitching who happens to be a dodgers fan. Not actually worried about the injury.

  61. Glory Daze says:
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    Hey Grey
    I need a replacement for Eaton
    Options are
    Frenchy
    Kepler
    Howie Kendrick
    Jose pirella
    what would be your top 2 choices

  62. Richard Davis says:
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    Would you trade Desmond for G. Bird in a keep forever Dynasty League? I have Olsen at 1B too, so I can wait the 6 weeks or so until I get Bird back, and I think the age difference(32 to 25) along with Bird’s Lefty bat in Yankee Stadium is worth the swap and 6 week wait. I like Desmond’s OF eligibility, but he has to be on borrowed time with Dahl, Tapia, and McMahon coming. I’m leaning yes, just wondering if I’m overlooking something. Thanks

  63. Willy Mo says:
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    You own Matt Davidson? I could have sworn you commenting how you were deliberately leaving him out of your first buy/sell piece in that first friday of the seasons recap after his 3 home run game. And you listed like 30 players to buy in that piece that afternoon, including some winners like cj cron and tyler wade, among many other irrelevent awful players. Sorry to come at you but that first buy/sell piece is toilet paper. Davidson not on it? He was like 10% owned at the time, and you preferred to buy pat neskek? Not to mention once again you doubling down on pain with recommending selling aaron judge. Hes only hitting like 350 with 3 homers and a steal since you reccomended selling him less than 2 weeks ago.

    • Willy Mo says:
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      @Willy Mo: pat neshek*

      By the way Grey, Rizzo vs Aaron Judge? Yeah, Judge was free as a pick in the 20s, not a schmohawk.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Willy Mo: Dude, it’s early. I don’t know what you’re trying to get out of screaming from the top of the mountain about Judge every day.

        I’m not sure you know how the buy/sell works but none of those guys you listed are on it from the 6th.

        • Willy Mo says:
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          @Cram It: the first buy sell dude friday march 30th. i guess re read my post. he mentioned today he owns davidson and davidson leads his rcl team in homers. the friday after mlb opening day in greys first daily recap he wrote on davidson how he would be deliberately leaving davidson off that days buys, but induced cj cron and tyler wade as buys that day… yeah, im hatin’

          i get it its early with judge, but he lead the league in war last year as one of the best hitters a rookie and is off to a good start.

          so cram, you’re on record you don’t believe in judge as one of the best fantasy hitters? just want to know where we stand so when the season comes to an end i can remind you who aaron judge is.

          • Willy Mo says:
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            @Willy Mo: included* not induced.

            And friday march 30th was the day after Davidsons 3 homer game.

          • Cram It says:
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            @Willy Mo: Cool, I’m sure every week you can cherrypick a guy he DIDN’T mention and call him out for not mentioning him. I can feel your hate, everyday, about something.

            Correct. But just as you don’t need to remind people everyday of what Judge did, I can see the stats myself at the end of the season.

            • Willy Mo says:
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              @Cram It:

              dude i just found it interesting he intentionally left davidson off the buys week 1 after his 3 homer game in favor of tyler wade and cj cron but then says he owns davidson, who was def picked up pretty quickly in all leagues.

              why you get so offended im pointing this out?

              And i wont remind you everyday abut judge, just when the seasons over.

              • Cram It says:
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                @Willy Mo: I’m not offended! You seem to latch on to very specific talking points with angry intent and I think it’s odd.

                • knucks says:
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                  @Cram It: I’m waiting for a Kimmel post. And for Willy Mo to reply to it. And to see how that plays out.

                  • Mrs. Feathrbottom says:
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                    @knucks: YES!

                • Willy Mo says:
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                  @Cram It: lol cool interpretation. have a nice day

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @Willy Mo: You too! Stay off the roads!

        • Willy Mo says:
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          @anicholsnj: nah just being factual. sorry if i hurt your feelings.

          • knucks says:
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            @Willy Mo: Relax. You come here for advice ever? I don’t believe its all that fair to come to a free website and yell at a guy giving you free advice (which is far more often correct than wrong) about something you think he got wrong. Mos def entitled to your own opinions. That’s more than welcome. You’re just coming off rather strong is all we are getting at.

            • Willy Mo says:
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              @knucks: this is part of the game. sorry if i hurt your feelings. also, sorry you dont own aaron judge anywhere

              • knucks says:
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                @Willy Mo: I’m a Judge owner somewheres. No hurt feelings over here. Best of luck with your squads this year brother.

                • LG Baseball says:
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                  @knucks: Judge sucks and go complain on other free websites

    • fletch f. fletch says:
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      @Willy Mo: It’s getting hotter in here than that time Tehol went at Ralph.

  64. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    SHOULD I DROP A GUY LIKE PANIK FOR PIVETTA? ROS

    • Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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      @ROTO OVERLORD: You seem PANIKed.

    • Cram It says:
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      @ROTO OVERLORD: A GUY LIKE PANIK, OR PANIK? I’M ASSUMING HE’S NOT LEAVING A HOLE AT 2B AND IS A BENCH BAT. SO WHY NOT? WHY NOT?! TELL ME!!!!!

      • Willy Mo says:
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        @Cram It: hey cram, hows that mets pitching looking? like the best in baseball or nah?

        is that robert gsellmen out there or andrew miller throws righty now?

        MICKEY CALLAWAY (screaming emoji)

        • Cram It says:
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          @Willy Mo: Looking great! Surely Familia will maintain a zero ERA all year and never blow a save and Gsellman is better than Miller and they will go 161-1.

          • Willy Mo says:
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            @Cram It: weird reply. yeah i think that’s what will happen you clown.

            • Cram It says:
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              @Willy Mo: I shall call you KOSSS. King of Small Sample Sizes.

              • Willy Mo says:
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                @Cram It: nah, im just first to the party. see you there.

                • Cram It says:
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                  @Willy Mo: You seem to want someone to give you awards for stating the obvious. Yes, the Mets staff is performing well, right now. I’ll still take Houston’s and Cleveland’s for the season.

                  • Willy Mo says:
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                    @Cram It: so you have mets at 3? that would be pretty bold no?

                    • Cram It says:
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                      @Willy Mo: Off the top of my head, the other 2 are ahead of the Mets. IF they stay healthy all year, they COULD be the best staff in baseball but I’m not crowning them yet. l don’t believe in Harvey, Matz should be above average and we haven’t even settled on a #5 yet.

  65. Q says:
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    12 tm H2H league, w OBP & SLG instead of AVG

    Trying to trade Alex Wood for a 2b. Somehow came out of my draft with Villar & Neil Walker.

    Based on Rest of Season Player rater, Wood is worth $7.9 ROS in my league.

    2b Targets:

    Moncada $8.8 (but…..like…..is he going to run? )
    Baez $6.6
    C Taylor $5.7 (but I think you’re higher than Rudy?)
    Merrifield $ 5.5

    Any of these guys you would NOT trade Wood for? Should I just grab any one of them and be happy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Q: Nope

      • Joseph Quadres says:
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        @Grey:

        ….my bad for asking two yes or no questions with opposite answers.

        Keep Wood or trade him for one of those guys? And who first, if so?

        Thanks Grey

  66. Johnny Be Good says:
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    Sup Grey – which side you like better in 6×6 roto –

    Story & Morrow for Osuna – fair trade? thanks

  67. Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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    “Here, Happ, have some milk from my nipples.”
    One of my all-time favorites…

    Sell Alex Wood for Luis Castillo or shoot higher?

      • crimedog says:
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        @Grey: I tried selling Wood before yesterday for Castillo, Godley, S Gray, and Weaver with no lucky. Guess I’m stuck sitting on Wood, hehe, thought it would feel better than it does.

        • Grey

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          Haha

  68. Oppo Taco says:
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    Hey Grey, had a redraft the evening before opening day. Originally I was very happy with my lineup but it’s off to a super slow start. Any feedback or analysis of this roster? Thinking of going after some pitching. It’s a 14 team 5×5 roto league. Thanks
    C – Chirinos
    1B – Bellinger
    2b – Altuve
    SS – Anderson
    3B – Longoria
    OF – Pollock
    OF – Puig
    OF – JD Martinez
    Util – Brantley
    Util – Ohtani (hitter)
    Bench – Cordero, Senzel, Swanson, Gurriel
    DL – Daniel Murphy, Nelson Cruz, Justin Turner

    SP – CarMart
    SP – Tanaka
    SP – Wacha
    SP – F-Her
    SP – Ed-Rod
    SP – Peacock
    RP – Giles, Kela, Hand

    • Cram It says:
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      @Oppo Taco: Starting pitching not good, but you know that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oppo Taco: I wouldn’t own F-Her, Ed-Rod and you have too many bench bats

  69. Gotime says:
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    12 tm weekly H2h league looks like Ryu 2 start @ SD and vs Was next week. He worth a pick up to drop Wacha or Jose Martinez for or hold. Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gotime: See what Wacha looks like today

  70. Fred says:
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    Trevor Williams vs. Cubs – put him in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fred: Not in most leagues

  71. Dave Funnell says:
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    Please rank these pts league

    Albies
    Judge
    Bregman
    Devers

    I want Albies but is this price too high? All of the above are for $1, but Bregman is for 1 year, Judge and Devers 2 and Albies for 3.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Dave Funnell: Is $1 too high? What?

      • Dave Funnell says:
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        @Cram It:

        No. Sorry I was in a hurry typing this. There all $1, but is a 1 for 1 swap of any of those not named Albies too high?

        Albies $1×3, Judge $1×2, Devers $1×2, Bregman $1×1

        1 for 1 or add other players to make the deal work?

        • Dave Funnell says:
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          @Dave Funnell:

          And yes, it’s they’re. I hate when people do that. Haha

        • Cram It says:
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          @Dave Funnell: Devers is the only 1 for 1 I’d for Albies

          • Dave Funnell says:
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            @Cram It:

            Thanks. Sorry for the miscommunication.

      • Dave Funnell says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks, so a Devers for Albie swap is a good one?

  72. encrusteddaddy says:
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    Hi guys. I’m in LA today and thus can smell Grey from here.

    Thoughts on Bundy? Pitching great, but Rudy has him pegged below Wacha for ROS. Sell high? He’s been awesome so far but his upcoming starts (at Bos, at Cle) are ugly and I feel like if I’m gonna sell high, now’s the time.

    Is Lester a good target? Paxton? Either of those even realistic?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @encrusteddaddy: Welcome! I like Bundy, but depends what you can get – They don’t seem realistic

  73. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Drop Michael Taylor for Franchy Cordero? Thanks!

  74. Fred says:
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    Drop Ryan Flaherty for either Howie Kendrick, Dietrich, Cordero, or Scott Schebler? Or do I keep Flaherty? Keep in mind that these guys are going to be benched to fill in a spot when needed

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fred: Franchy

  75. Bucktail30 says:
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    Dynasty keep forever league…

    trade my Jose Quintana for Luis Castillo?

  76. Dat Bum says:
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    Target Preference: Pivetta or YChirinos?

  77. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    I couldn’t even trade for Fernando Rodney! I needed someone getting saves and had way too many starters for an RCL. Win-win hopefully.

    Du hast Kepler!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MattTruss: Think you caught me at a weak moment and I just traded away Boxberger for two guys I’m not even sure I want, nice trade for you!

  78. Alex says:
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    Would you trade Polanco for Happ right now?

  79. E says:
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    Any thoughts on outfield bats that you would consider fair value for Boxberger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: Maybe a low #2, high #3

  80. Steve says:
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    Drop Wacha for Pivetta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: See what Wacha does in next start

  81. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    And I see that Mookie Lynn Betts is no more.
    #Neverforget #middlenamesmatter

  82. Is Inciarte too high of a guy to offer for Castillo straight up? should i try and finagle some 2 for 2 instead?

  83. Lindorphins says:
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    Try to buy low on Colome or avoid him altogether?

  84. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    First comment of the season!

    You starting Mahle at home against STL tomorrow? And overall, how do you feel about him moving forward? (6×6 H2H with QS)

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: I’d start him once more then move on if he doesn’t look good

  85. Benintendo64 says:
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    Verlander for Snell/M. Davidson? is it close?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Benintendo64:

      I like Snell/Davidson, especially in a keeper.

  86. CoreyII says:
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    Who do you all like as an NL Only ratios helper and speculative saves (or SP) candidate if you had to pick 1 between Gsellman, Barraclough, and Ottovino?

  87. Swfcdan says:
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    Dang D’arnaud, R Martin or Suzuki for a deep league 2nd catcher?

    A Eaton, J Votto, C Morton
    Or
    Goldy, Happ, Matz

  88. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Standard 5 batting cats with Ks and OBP added on.

    Scott Kingery or Jose Peraza?

  89. omar says:
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    8 team AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto. All players can be kept thru 2010. Which side:

    A) Bregman, E. Rosario, Junis, S. Greene
    B) JustDong, Merrifield, Manaea

    Thanks

    • Omar says:
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      @omar:
      Kept thru 2019

  90. Matthew Erdely says:
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    Tried all day to move Wood before last night’s start but failed. Was it the head cold or are there more of these tit-lightings in the near future? Either way, I’m ready to sell low now.

    Who’d you rather have for Woody: Trey Mancini or Chris Taylor? (to replace Michael Taylor at OF)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini

  91. Sad Keanu says:
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    Would you stream Kennedy vs LAA today in 10 team?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  92. Keeks says:
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    12 team H2H 5×5
    HR, RBI, STLs, OBP, SLG
    ERA,WHIP, QS, SVS+holds, K/9

    Currently have Davidson riding the bench. Blocked at 3rd by Rendon and have conforto and puig in the utils with acuna and Yuli on the way.

    Was thinking about offering my Davidson, Snell, & Moncada for his Verlander. Thoughts?

    The 3 for 1 would allow me to open up a spot to activate Yuli and then add a guy like Senzel.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  93. Eng says:
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    Lothario Gray, you got the cojones to start Sonny at Fenway today?

    BTW, the Albers fat jokes get me every time. Please keep ’em coming!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him

      • Eng says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks. I’ll follow you into the fire!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Let’s go!

  94. Josh says:
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    Start Gray tonight @ Red Sox?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Josh says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  95. ryanoger says:
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    Drop Snell for Pivetta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  96. lwomack58 says:
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    Streamer question again

    Are you still liking Erod vs Balt. Son says +14.5 or go with
    Matz vs Mil. -Son +13.0
    Velasquez @ TB-Son +6.8
    Leake vs Oak-Son+6.7
    Triggs @ Sea-Son+1.0
    Kuhl @ Mia-Son +5.6

    Who do you like best for Win and ratio’s.

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I agree with SON

  97. Stickball Al says:
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    Freakin McCullers !!! I watched this debacle yesterday and I’m still pissed. I do not think he threw one fastball for a strike yesterday. Every fastball high and out side. How can you throw that great curveball for strikes and not be able to THROW ONE FREAKIN FASTBALL FOR A STRIKE. Will now call him “Wild Thing” I hope he throws a decent game next time out and then I’m trading him before he gets hurt or does this again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That start killed me

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Stickball Al: That is partly on the manager. When a guy walks the first two batters of an inning on eight pitches, none of which was particularly close, it is a sure sign of trouble, and when the guy is approaching his pitch limit anyway, you have to have a quick hook in that situation. In fact, McCullers next three pitches were all balls too, except that the batter inexplicably swung at them.

  98. Randall Johnson 69 says:
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    In a 12 team Roto Categories League, I was offered Chris Archer and Jakob Junis for my Carlos Martinez. This is also a keeper league, if Archer gets traded to a National League team and tears it up his value could be much higher. Would you take this trade?

    My current SP staff is: Carlos Martinez, Ohtani, Castillo, Corbin, Montgomery, Trevor Williams, Porcello, and Wacha
    RP: Andrew Miller, Bradley, Albers, and Giles

    Thanks!

  99. Slim T says:
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    Would you guys take A. Simmons for Andrus?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  100. Whirlaway says:
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    is my Archer for his Moncada too much to give in a 12 team h2h QS, k/9 leaguge with OPS – in a shallow league where peraza, semien, asdrubal all available too?

      • Whirlaway says:
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        @Grey: thanks. which ones better for me

        my price for his moncada
        my archer for his bregman

        • Whirlaway says:
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          @Whirlaway: or am I doing too much?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bregman

  101. OaktownSteve says:
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    Castillo has allowed 4 home runs so far and that has accounted for a lot of the damage. His HR/FB is 23.5%. The homer Hernandez hit last night was on a 96 MPH two seamer that ran arm side right back into the zone. I know there’s been talk about a 1 to 1.5 mph drop in his fastball velocity and his stuff doesn’t quite have that electric feel it had last year. I don’t have time to research this, but I would be willing to bet that the horizontal movement and maybe the vertical on the two seamer is down quite a bit from last year. His walk rate is under 3 so far. Not sure if that’s necessarily a good thing. He’s left a lot of two seamers in the zone I think. Early numbers actually show his out of zone swing rate up, out of zone contact rate up and swinging k rate up. All up just a couple of ticks but up. I didn’t see him throw any four seamers up in my limited sample watching last night. I’d be interested to see if there’s a change in his pitch mix so far. Definitely not in panic mode, but would like to see some better results soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good stuff!

  102. OaktownSteve says:
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    I got rejected on trades where in one I offered Happ for a bottom 5 closer with upside and in another where I offered him for a top CIW.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trying to unload Happ huh?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I love him and I’m sure I’ll regret it but he’s the best piece I have to fill the Cl2 spot. Normally I’d grift for saves but the FCL is brutal.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Grab Sergio Romo

          • MattTruss

            MattTruss says:
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            You know he’s gone in any RCL worth it’s salt!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      What? Brad Ziegler doesn’t do it for you?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @MattTruss:

        I actually looked at him

        • MattTruss

          MattTruss says:
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          Happ for Ziegler, done deal!

  103. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    franchy or franco,bench bat shallow 10 team league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ending in O or Y huh? Franco

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @Grey: hah,yeah thanks boss

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, AL

  104. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Thoughts on Manaea or Pivetta for my final rotation spot in my 10 team 6×6 roto OPS/Holds league? I wouldn’t mind having both since my SPs are kinda “bleh” at the moment, but my only expendable bat is Swanson or Chris Taylor.

    Would you lose the currently solid pitching Manaea or one of those MI for a flyer on Pivetta?

    Thanks, Homie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta — I’d lose Manaea for him

  105. Sport says:
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    I’m a Royal’s fan so I know a bargain when I see it. I’m streaming any pitcher KC from here until they start hitting. So maybe two or three years.

    If I’m reading it correctly, you would buy Castillo low? But not You Know Who (McCullers)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  106. flye says:
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    Most important part of that Arenado fight is seeing him without a hat or helmet — what hair! “What shampoo does Arenado use” was trending on twitter, and I’ll admit, I’d buy that brand.

    We need to get players out from under hats more; maybe during night games they should have the option of going head commando.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, his hair is gorge

  107. Jose says:
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    Grey, which side do you like in a keeper points league:
    Sale / Posey or Severino / Bellinger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Severino

  108. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Does Willy Mo live in his parent’s basement?
    Is Willy Mo Dotard Donny’s “somebody sitting on their bed who weighs 400 pounds.”?

    Asking for a friend (Cram).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I’m not getting involved in this

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

    1) would you trade Steven Souza for $6 FAAB? I have no where to play him and I could use the moves. Aka, keeping Souza’s not going to save my season?

    C: Yasmani Grandal
    1B: Josh Bell
    2B: Chris Taylor
    3B: Matt Chapman
    SS: Francisco Lindor
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Mitch Haniger
    OF: Michael A. Taylor
    UTL: Tim Anderson
    Bench: Bradley Zimmer
    DL: Steven Souza
    DL: Jake Lamb

    P: Clayton Kershaw
    P: Brad Boxberger
    P: Fernando Rodney
    P: Shane Greene
    P: Aroldis Chapman
    SP: Max Scherzer
    SP: Sean Manaea
    Bench: Mike Foltynewicz
    Bench: Miles Mikolas
    Bench: Eduardo Rodriguez
    DL: Luiz Gohara

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can minimize it

      • ivebeenupthreedaysstraight says:
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        @Grey: oh, start-maximized auto-playing media… how i hate you. but not you, razzball dude! you are my giancarlo!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aw, thanks!

  110. knucks says:
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    Sounds like you maybe lean Pivetta over Junis right now?

    ROS Playa Rater has them nearly even at the moment.

    I’m leaning Junis, as this is for a league that has QS instead Wins. And I expect Pivetta to get Kapler’ed a bunch for that glorious bullpen he seems to think they have in Pilly. Your thoughts…?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Pivetta looks awesome

  111. EZ says:
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    Drop Puig or Peralta for Franchy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  112. Wilsonian says:
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    1) I could use one more closer in my 8 team H2H league and Jones is available. Do I dump A.Wood for him? I’m starting to think last year was a fluke for Wood.

    2) Mancini has been meh at best, and now is slightly banged up. So has Pweeg. Do I dump either of them for: Kemp, CarGo, Peralta, Kepler, ODB?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Jones? Prolly not but no idea who that is 2. Nah

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: Nate Jones, the ole supposed closer from ChiSox. I have Giles, Herrera, Neris and Brach as closers with Knebel on the DL.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, how many closers you need?

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: shallow league, just like to stockpile. It isn’t necessary, though, I guess.

  113. thetoneranger says:
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    Hey Grey,

    do I have these guys ranked right?

    Morton, Corbin, Pivetta, Gausman, Duffy, Lucchesi, Manaea, Yonny?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks good

      • The Tone Ranger says:
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        @Grey: is Morton/corbin a wash in your mind given what weve seen so far or you still like Morton a bunch more

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • The Tone Ranger says:
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            @Grey: im slow. its a wash or Morton still way higher.

            thanks man (and sorry for the double post)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s a wash

  114. the tone ranger says:
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    Hey Grey,

    do I have these guys ranked right?

    Morton, Corbin, Pivetta, Gausman, Duffy, Lucchesi, Manaea, Yonny?

  115. ERad says:
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    I have a feeling this is going to be a wild ride with Robbie Ray all year.

    He was touching 94 on the gun when he needed to at times yesterday, which is a good sign. And he’s still averaging over a K an inning, which is also good. Losing to the Giants, however is not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya, not getting thru 5 was frustrating… Still crazy early tho, Kluber looked awful last year thru April

  116. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Franchy or Brian Goodwin in NL only keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franchy

  117. crimedog says:
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    All this west coast east coast beef from yesterday with benches clearing in COL and BOS has me vibin on some old school rap game beef.

    Who shot ya, separate the weak from the Obso-
    Lete, hard to creep them Brooklyn streets
    It’s on ninja, F all that bickerin beef
    I can hear sweat trickling down ya cheek
    ya heartbeat sound like sasquatch feet
    thunderin, shakin’ the concrete

    one of the best verses, I still get goosebumps to this day listening…I can HEAR sweat trickling down ya cheek WHAAAAA???? so descriptive and so cold…RIP

    Now back to baseball

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yo, I f**ked your b**ch!

  118. The_Redd_Mist says:
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    My Bryant and Votto for Altuve, Encarnacion, Cerlander and Bogaerts.

    Seems legit, and it cheapen my keeper list quite a bit… but is it a chump dump or real value? How close is it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve side

  119. Random Collmenter says:
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    Was offered his Moran for my Manaea in a 5×5 redraft with QS. Whaddya think? Here’s the rest of my team:

    C Gattis
    1 Bellinger
    2 Albies
    3 Gallo
    SS Anderson
    OFs: Trout, Springer, Chris Taylor
    U: Brinson / M Taylor / Andujar
    DL: Justin Turner

    SPs: Verlander, Darvish, McCullers, Corbin, Fulmer, T Walker
    RPs: Chapman, Giles, Herrerra

    My hitting needs some help, esp. with Turner out.

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Sounds like we are pretty out on Manaea already? I watched this past start. Gave up those two dingers to the first two batters. Looked aight after that. You have him behind Junis right now? I saw a few posts above that he is well behind Pivetta.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah I’m not out on him, seems fine still

  120. Swfcdan says:
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    $9 G Polanco or $20 Cespedes for now….AND BEYOND!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  121. Angels says:
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    So…who is closing for the Angels? Do you think Middleton has the job for now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Middleton for now

  122. Trouting Offers says:
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    Should I trade Mike Trout and Ozzie Albies for Manny Machado and Corey Seager?

  123. fletch f. fletch says:
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    Just finished the first season of Gomorrah. No one is safe. So much backstabbery. You guys said it was dark and it delivered. Looking forward to the second season. The third season is only available via download?

    I am an athletic trainer, and I have been working with an Italian foreign exchange student. I think he was both surprised and impressed that I was watching Gomorrah. Good call to those of you pushing it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I downloaded is at a site that rhymes with Birate Pay…. It’s so good!

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @fletch f. fletch:
      I can provide a link if needed my man.

  124. Ty says:
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    If you had to drop one from your roster, who would it be, Scooter or Adam Duvall?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall

  125. EZ says:
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    Drop Peralta or Jose Martinez for Pivetta? I can roll with ozuna, Rosario, and whoever I don’t drop from either Peralta or Martinez for my outfield. Or do you like either of them as depth more than Pivetta? I also have Puig and Cain but they’re not much to mention right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

      • EZ says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  126. slimbo says:
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    is mancini a guy we need to hold on to? was planning on streaming his spot for a pitcher? pivetta is available

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  127. Al says:
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    Have a lot of bats injured and need to make a 2 for 1 pitcher upgrade. Any recommendations for who to package And who to try and trade for?

    C-Sanchez
    1B-Hosmer
    2B-Schoop
    3B- Moustakas
    SS- Martin Gonzalez
    OF- Adam Jones, Aaron Judge, Mitch Haniger
    Until-Maikel Franco, Shohei Ohtani
    Bench- Roughned Odor (injured)
    Dl-Bogaerts, Yelich,Turner

    SP-Kluber, Davis, Paxton, Rich Hill , Maeda.
    Rp – Edwin Diaz, Trevor Williams
    Bench – Folty, Newcomb, Taijuan Walker, Duffy, Eduardo Rodriguez,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ohtani and Jones for a SP?

      • Al says:
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        @Grey:

        With all the injuries I have to hold the bats. Are there any 2 pitchers you would package to upgrade the pitching?

      • Allan says:
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        @Grey:
        Davis is Darvish

  128. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Sorry, also meant to ask, how much FAAB (out of $100, min. bid $1) would you be looking to spend on Franchy in keeper leagues, 12 team? He looks sort of potentially very awesome in the Keon Broxton style of player . . . very fast + def power potential, but strikes out a lot.

    $2? $3?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $3

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Over guys like Moran + pitchers like Yonnny Chrinos? (not specific needs, just looking for talent)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Over guys? Huh? Sorry not following

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Grey: Sorry , my fault. Would you prioritize Franchy (at $3) in your FAAB bidding over other players like Moran or Y. Chirinos? I don’t have any positional needs, so I’m just looking to find the best guys on waivers.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah…I’d prolly go Yonny

              • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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                @Grey: Thanks – yeah, i had Yonny at 4 or 5 bucks FAAB, maybe more…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  129. Marti says:
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    10 team nl trade which side

    Goldy cargo for c santana Margot quintana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

      • Marti says:
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        You were not high on cargo to begin season…anything changed ….worried about margot

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nothing’s changed

  130. Ashtray says:
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    Would you rather start Wacha today @CIN or rely on Newt Gingrich for insightful opinions regarding USA politics ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I’d starting Wacha

  131. Rafael Kam says:
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    In 5×5 OBP league, I’ve got an offer of Kyle Seager for my Chris Taylor. Seager has said he’s worked on his swing, his line drive % is notably up since last year and his contact numbers are way above any past season. That said, I’ve got 3 ehhh 3b already (Frazier, B. Anderson, and the injured Suarez) – there is a CI and 2 util spots but our bench is shallow. Taylor feels low cost (not ss eligible in espn and i’ve got dozier and dejong) but I know you like him.

    What do you think? Do you believe in a new swing + improved peripherals? Do you say no bc roster inflexibility? Should I flip a coin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didja see, Severino was mentioned…. I wouldn’t take Seager there

      • Rafael Kam says:
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        @Grey:

        I did! Appreciated the shoutout for my new starting catcher and evidence of my twitter influence – eff a klout score!

        Thanks re Seager.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, np

  132. David says:
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    In a deep dynasty league. Just traded Anderson for Brinson. Not sure if a great deal (both are young and Andy is breaking out???), but hoping the experts are correct w/ Brinson’s path as a top top prospect. Sad to say I’m playing for next season w/ Guerrero, Tucker, Torres, Kopech all taking up roster spots on my bench. My goal this year is to collect young talent and do my best to not lose any of these players because I have to fill up a starting lineup. I do have a good stable of pitching (Ray, Stras, Godley, Quintana, Greinke) and OK hitters (highest ranked hitter prob Encarnacion, blahhh). What’s your thoughts on this trade?

    Also, who’d you drop for Pivetta? Gausman, Montgomery, a closer (Vizcaino, Greene, Kela)?

    Also looking for MI options Lowrie, Asdrubal, Cesar, Owings. Odor is there but can’t move on him yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade sounds fine… Montgomery — Cesar or Asdrubal, depends on needs

  133. OaktownSteve says:
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    HEY! It’s not “Middleton for now.” It’s Middleton 4 Eva.

    Also, this will be the first time Andrus has gone on the DL in his career.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry I jinxed Andrus for you

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        You didn’t get any Middleton did you, Albatty.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I have him in Yahoo Friends & Family

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Still feel like he’s got a lot to prove? Sociapath worry you. Peripherals are a little dodgy. Your endorsements have been pretty like warm.

            Seems strange there hasn’t been more buzz. Guy above weighing him or Ottavino. Seems like a clear choice.”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              His peripherals and Sciosciapath don’t fill me with confidence, prolly on par with Soria/Jones at this point, no?

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                He looks good out there. Got a good demeanor. A little edge to him. His raw stuff is pretty good.

                A lot still tbd but you don’t have to squint too too hard to see a 40 save season.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, that’s true… also don’t have to squint too hard to see 7 or fewer saves and 7th inning…

                  • OaktownSteve says:
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                    @Grey:

                    I prefer my squint, Costanza

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, honestly, I prefer yours too since I own him

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I had a more realistic squint

  134. Ben says:
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    Either Solarte or Beckham over K. Marte or hold?

    Please rank Peacock, Chad Green and Devenski.

    Buy low on LoMo or don’t go near him?

    Someone dropped Michael Taylor in my league. Saw your sleeper post for him. You still in on him? Thinking about putting a waiver claim but I’m only 6th priority, not sure I’d get him. I’m hurting for steals so he’d be a boost.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte has best game of the season and you want to drop him? Peacock, Devenski — forget LoMo — I like Taylor

      • Ben says:
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        @Grey: Hah… I’m a destructive roster tinkerer… Thanks!

  135. RICE says:
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    Bit of a pickle…

    I’m not carrying any bench bats and Happ is available. I can drop Thames and start Happ?

    Or if you think he’s lost his closing role, I can drop Barnes and pick up Happ.

    Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Barnes for Happ

  136. Savoy Special says:
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    1) In a vacuum, Jake Lamb or Matt Chapman ROS?

    2) closers are Boxberger, Rodney, S Greene, Aroldis. Drop Rodney or S Greene to activate Luiz Gohara later this month?

    3) would you drop Michael A. Taylor or Miles Mikolas to activate Gohara?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chapman….Ask me when Gohara is activated….

  137. H says:
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    Would you drop any of these guys for Pivetta?

    My Pitching: Starters Greinke, Cueto, Wood, Sanchez, Roark, Hill Berrios

    Relief: Osuna, Familia, Boxberger, Green, Soria, Albers, Bradley and Knebel on DL.

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soria

      • H says:
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        @Grey: also would you drop Bradley for Nate Jones? Looks like he may be the closer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

          • H says:
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            @Grey: thank you sir!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  138. J-FOH says:
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    Osho Albright, I got babys mama to start wild wild country. She’s glad I pushed. Women love the psycho drama. I wish I had something insightful to add to the baseball conversation but as the injuries on my teams pile up so goes my sanity out the window….a 5th floor window

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice…Yeah, my mom’s liked WWC too… She remembered it when it went down a little… Vaguely

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: My parents don’t remember by that can’t remember shit these days. Not in an alzheimer way but in a getting old way

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, gotcha

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: re-reading my reply and that was just plain weird of me. Im so off my game right now

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Get it together!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Im still rattled by getting no consideration for flukazy!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Rudy saw it

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: Rudy hates me

                    • why do you think this? i’m just the simon cowell of glossary term judges (grey is like randy).

  139. Game of Throws says:
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    I want to add Joey Lucchesi….

    Drop Alex Wood or Jon Gray?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither

  140. CarlosMartinez'Barber says:
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    6×6 keeper league (10)….which side would you want:

    Mookie Betts/Kenta Maeda and a 6th round pick next year
    Mikey Conforto/Corey (Don’t call me Corkey) Kluber and a 4th round pick next year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

  141. Cohen says:
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    Grey, should i drop Soria or is he out?

    • Cohen says:
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      @Cohen: i mean should i hold Soria or is he out of as closer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  142. Peacecoast says:
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    So Seattle. Every day is 50 and light rain. People are too nice. Jaywalking is badly frowned upon. No one is good looking (kinda like Boston). That’s my summary.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I don’t disagree, except if you stay close to schools in Boston

      • Peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: great Grey, now the FBI is watching

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What else they got to do

          • fletch f. fletch says:
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            @Grey: Watch the Prez.

  143. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Hey Grey,
    This ’80s music fan really appreciated your ABC song appropriation to describe Rodney’s struggles!
    Would you give up Ozuna for Carrasco, straight up, RCL? It’s fair, no? I know we’re both Ozuna owners. Speaking of which, our boy Ian Happ is 2 for 2 so far today! Hopefully that homer (that I sonofabenched) last night got him going.
    Thanks a lot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Yeah, that’s fair, depends on needs… HAPP!

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: Incidentally for about a week now anytime I float a trade to someone for a slumping player, that player immediately hits home runs or has a multi-hit day. It’s like these guys are laying dormant until the moment I try to pry them away from a frustrated owner, then they immediately remind the owner they’re too good to give away. WTF?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Float an offer for my entire RCL team, thanks!

          • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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            @Grey: Ha! Done. BTW, if I were gonna sell Berrios off his superior outing tonight, what level of outfielder could I expect back. The Trade Machine seems to not value the younger pitchers as much as I would have thought/hoped. Any names come to mind? Ender and Conforto territory? Or might I be able to talk my way into Khris Davis company? Really appreciate the help, thanks!

  144. herschel says:
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    @Grey: you start T-Swizzle (Trevor Williams) today? unfortunately i went with mccullers yesterday. sonofa….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I didn’t start Williams

  145. SallyCips says:
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    I traded R.Zimmermann for I.Happ yesterday. Both have been struggling similarly, and I think I could use Happ versatility more. Here’s hoping he plays!

    Picked up Franchy, too. What do you think of Pirela? Hitting the ball well thus far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAPP! I like Pirela in deeper leagues

  146. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    do u think Hader gets a shot at closing anytime soon

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC:

      Not this year.

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @OaktownSteve: i was thinking that thanks Steve

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @AL KOHOLIC:

          Owners gaming the system. Saves move the arbitration needle.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: while MIL probably isn’t run quite as stupidly as SEA is (e.diaz their best pitching prospect moved to RP without really ever given a change to start, and almost too many times trade raping themselves to even list easily), this IS the team that routinely gave villar’s at bats last year to sogard (albeit that might have been far more managerial than GM directed, whereas the GM is more likely to realize quite easily that long term hader (or anybody for that matter) are worth FAR more as SP not RP).

      all that being said, since he’s in bullpen right now, in the short term he’s probably MORE likely to close this year than any other year (again though, maybe i’m underestimating MIL’s stupidity)

  147. OaktownSteve says:
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    Dave O’Brien, good beat man for the Braves, reporting Acuna not likely to be up as soon as hoped. I like how he responded on Twitter something like, “the only people who really care have him on their fantasy team.”

    • J-FOH says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I guess that’s Oh-cuna

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay, that’s funny to him, but I bet there’s some Braves fans that might really care

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Oh yeah ATL fans are all kinda angry. His Aaa start has been meh and Tucker has been raking.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he’s not earning it (currently)… He’ll be up soon, entire situation could change in 10 days

  148. braves uk says:
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    Hey Grey,

    15 team OBP roto

    Any thoughts on Yonder Alonso this year? Slow start of this is what he is?

    Have now been offered:

    Willson Contreras + Yonder Alonso
    for my:
    Jose Martinez + Asdrubal Cabrera + Iannetta

    Jo-Mart is my CI and Asdrubal is my bench (used every day given current schedules!).

    Yonder could become my CI, but I also have Senzel primed for that role if he comes up soon.

    You were “meh”/fine on acquiring Contreras when i proposed a different variant of this yesterday
    but Trade Analyser is v v positive on it…?

    Other option is to ask for A Miller instead of Alonso.

    Q1) Will Alonso prob get better so deal will be fine for me

    Q2) Deal is fine but much better with A Miller instead of Alonso

    All thoughts appreciated… Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Yonder will come around… Willson side, not that close

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  149. Lucky Dog says:
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    POLANCOOOOOOOOOO (x2)

    I too, was McCulter’d, and he is now my least favorite of the sucker MCs. Wondering when we find out he’s injured, because that’s how it happens every time with this dude.

    Not as injured as my weekly ERA, amirite?

    And naturally, I had to face Au Shiz the week he goes to SF, AKA the “au shiz get right team”. Total ownership.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco!!!

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        @goodfold2: Grey can’t recall either but he remembered it was from SNL- hilarious bit though!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Brocktune!

  150. Gigorilla says:
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    That feeding Happ line was too f’ing funny. He would like that better than the prayer circle I started for him. 2 for 3 today so far.
    Lots of man talk w/ HanRam and JD. Remember you have 5 female viewers here.

    So Pivetta is hot stuff now. Nice numbers to look at for him -though ERA last year scared people.
    I have been on the Wacha train for 2 years waiting for his upside to hit top 15 SP — is he a head case? Tonight is very important, or many will be non rostering him tomorrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope we see good Wacha tonight, I’m in on him too

  151. Huggy says:
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    Did you notice C*&T Hurdle was back to his old tricks yesterday with Polanco hitting 7th?
    He had Cervelli, Mercer, and Freese hitting before him. Back in the two-hole today. should be hitting 4th says me who owns him.
    I bought into him with you a couple years ago then laid off last year. Got him in the 14th round this year!
    All this is to say, thanks for making me aware of his greatness, Grey! You da man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C**nt is the worst!

  152. Big League Wood says:
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    What’s the Padres OF look like when Myers returns?

    I FAAB’d Pirela week 1 and he looks like a decent OF5.

    Also, hold my Wong or drop for Howie Kendricks in deeper 15 teamed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franchy RF, Franchy CF, Franchy LF

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Big League Wood:

      Myers is going to play, obviously. They really, really like Pirela. Might try to get him some 2B starts. Franchy will take a few if his ABs for match ups. Margot might need to get his act together. I’d be most worried if I were a Margot owner given what you invested.

      OR

      They’ll send him back down.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Big League Wood:

      Myers is going to play, obviously. They really, really like Pirela. Might try to get him some 2B starts. Franchy will take a few if his ABs for match ups. Margot might need to get his act together. I’d be most worried if I were a Margot owner given what you invested.

      OR

      They’ll send him back down.

      • Big League Wood says:
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        @OaktownSteve:

        Thanks man.

  153. Jon says:
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    Need to drop a guy (5×5 scoring). Who goes?

    Choo, Reddick, Calhoun, M Taylor, Mancini

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun

  154. Jerrod says:
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    In my 12 team points league was offered Fulmer for Castellanos.
    My pitching has stunk so I’m leaning yes, but We have 10 bench spots so outfield is pretty scarce. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  155. bad hombre says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Would you drop any of the following SPs to pick up Trevor Williams?

    Wacha, Lynn, Lucchesi, Ryu, or Gausman?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  156. Gotime says:
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    Crazy to dump Colome for TWilliams? I noticed he’s dual SP RP eligible and on a 2 start next week.. still own Giles and Vizcaino and own Corbin Pivetta Castillo for other 2 starts next week… or hold.. can’t drop Wacha just yet I’m thinking

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A little crazy, but depends on league

      • Gotime says:
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        @Grey: 12 tm H2H I’m sure Colome will be gone the second he’s dropped I guess only so many pitchers you can own..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then hold

  157. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Seems to be lots of Wacha questions today. The good news is that Votto has a day off today. The bad news is that Wacha has looked horrible so far. Velocity is down and he’s getting lit up. Not missing many bats with his secondaries. I’d keep him on the bench until he shows signs of life.

    Brinson sure is doing his best Lastings Milledge impression. That might actually be an insult to Milledge. At least he made decent contact.

    Any update on yesterday’s glossary term?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Divine Inattention won out, it was my favorite — I’m starting Wacha, here’s hoping

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Really? Not a fan of that one at all. Did Rudy like it too?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rudy liked both Faux Plus and Divine Inattention… I don’t get Faux Plus in this context… I faux pas is ignorant, mistake… This is just inattention, a forgotten guy… Maybe if you thought Lucchesi was in Petco and you started him when he was actually in Coors it’s a Faux Plus

          • Big Magoo

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            @Grey: The religious context is a bit odd in that one. Not offensive, just doesn’t fit to me.

            The mistake is leaving a player with a poor matchup in your lineup. Plus = benefitting from that mistake. Pretty obvious.

            Like I said before, I just like the more descriptive terms. Feel like Faus Plus is pretty self-explanatory. Divine Inattention feels like it’s describing a priest that forgot to eat lunch or something.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              To me, there’s intention with faux pas while misguided… Divine inattention tells me you just weren’t paying attention and you were rewarded in an unexplainable way…. Just a judgment (day) call…. Rudy liked yours too… If he liked yours better, I would’ve just went with it, but he told me to choose and I prefer the inattention…

              • Big Magoo

                Big Magoo says:
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                @Grey: It’s all good. It’s your site, you can do whatever you please with it. I just think that the term describing forgetfulness will now be soon forgotten, ironically enough.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Which one is that now?

                  • Big Magoo

                    Big Magoo says:
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                    @Grey: Precisely!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, you guys are tough! I appreciate it, btw, the fighting for your terms…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Big Magoo: Grey pulled a flukazy!

                  • Big Magoo

                    Big Magoo says:
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                    @Grey: I’d be perfectly fine with losing out to a good suggestion, but this isn’t the case. Must be what Kershaw felt like losing to Ty Blach on opening day.

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Big Magoo: I love the fight. Too many years of lazy terms. Old schoolers unite!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, damn, getting beat up over here!

                    • mrs. featherbottom says:
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                      @Big Magoo: I’m still butthurt that my Denver Donglette term wasn’t accepted

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HAHA

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      MF, that term sounds delicious. I never got over getting rejected for Bichetter. It hurts to this day. At least when I wrote Creeper of the week I got to use it all the time and make myself feel better

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Big Magoo: worst glossary term ever

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @OaktownSteve: It’s definitely up there

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Hey Culligan Man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Faux Plus!

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Grey: $20 bill in the wash

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Aw geez

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Buncha flukazies!

                • Big Magoo

                  Big Magoo says:
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                  @J-FOH: That one’s better too. At least it’s razzy. Much better than meh.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Big Magoo: are you calling grey a sellout?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oy

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: the million dollar man and Jim the Anvil are tag teaming you

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

        • Big Magoo

          Big Magoo says:
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          @OaktownSteve: Btw, I went back and looked at your explanation for this suggestion, and it was hilarious

  158. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Is it worth it for me to drop a closer to add Robertson off the waiver wire (I’m in 2nd position in waivers so I wanna make sure my claim is worth giving up that position)?

    In our league we have a holds category and saves category. We can play 5 RPs. Mine currently are:

    Closers:
    -Greene
    -Vizcaino
    -Boxberger
    -Ziegler

    Holders:
    -Nicasio

    In the past I usually rock 3 closers and 2 holders.
    I also have Melancon and Britton on the DL for future use.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Ziegler

  159. Martinez Luther Billy Bonnie Prince King Jr. says:
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    I had a dream that Amir Garrett was a shut em down reliever (like a previous Red great). A fella can dream can’t he?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is your username your real name?

  160. Cohen says:
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    Trevor Williams or Pivetta for a 5th starter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta, close tho

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: thanks, i think if i grabbed Williams i would have
        CMart
        Bauer
        Corbin
        Hill
        T.Williams
        I imagine u would be ok with that Grey?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Cohen: pivetta here easily for now. esp if SON has an influence. notice the above “pitching like sale/kluber etc” line. t-will hasn’t gotten near that level of comp yet.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: apparently i am off on Grey’s t-will love, and i AM previously aware of it, just not it’s depth.

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: snap, i also didn’t realize t-will was the pitcher today, just got to internet.

  161. EZ says:
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    Offer Cain for happ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  162. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey,
    So my Pollock for Bellinger proposal got shot down yesterday in my 12 team H2H keeper league(keep 10). Still not sure what to do with my 1B position. I could try to swap I.Desmond for W.Myers but not sure if thats much of an upgrade. Worried about Desmonds health but Myers is the one on the IR right now. The other option is to try to upgrade by swapping Pollock for Rizzo. Probably won’t work but the only way to find out is to try.
    Here are my bats
    C-ZUNINO
    1B-I.DESMOND(OF)
    2B-ALBIES
    SS-SEAGER
    3B-ARENADO
    OF-OZUNA, POLLOCK, MAZARA
    UTIL-BREGMAN, MERRIFIELD
    BENCH-THAMES, JOSE MARTINEZ
    NA-ACUNA!
    DL-ODOR
    I’m loaded at 2b options w/merrifield, odor and albies and 1b/of types with thames, martinez and desmond. Just don’t really like the revolving door at 1B. Prefer to set it and forget it.
    What do you think?

    • dubjay says:
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      @dubjay:
      Could also try to buy low on Encarnation or Votto. Not great for a keeper league though. Will also have to drop somebody to activate Acuna soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re not getting Rizzo, but can try

      • dubjay says:
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        @Grey:
        How great would an outfield of ACUNA, OZUNA, MAZARA look? Sounds like a caveman lawyer firm.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, the all grunt outfield

          • dubjay says:
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            @Grey:
            Would you be happy with that as your 1b situation? Desmond and one of Thames/Jo Martinez? Which one would you lean towards keeping of Thames/JoMa?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thames while hot

              • dubjay says:
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                @Grey:
                Thanks again.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  163. EZ says:
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    If Kennedy throws another great game tonight you putting him over Pivetta? I’ve been planning on swapping him for Pivetta after this start unless…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, but close

  164. EZ says:
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    Nailing you with questions right now…

    Trade Robbie ray for Carlos santana? My RF right now is Puig or Jose Martinez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  165. curiousgeorgespringer says:
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    Pivetta is this year’s Robbie Ray. You can write it down. In pen!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think so too

  166. The Great Knoche says:
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    Hendriks doesn’t look right. Not an awful start, but similar to Milwaukee start not a lot of ground balls. Pitches are up, and some are getting hammered

    Little early to get on Pivetta band wagon. Ks look decent, but 3 crappy lineup faced. Let’s get another month behind him before he’s Kluber or 2018 Robbie Ray. Not buying it.

    Willy Mo and Cram it going at it this AM was fantastic.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Honestly, I skipped the Wily/Cram convo, was answering comments… Now I’m scared to go back… Pivetta’s profile looks great against garbage teams… Agreed, but better that than having terrible peripherals and a good ERA with nothing supporting it

  167. Luke says:
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    Grey,

    Who do you like ROS, Reddick, Duvall, Mancini? Would you drop any of them to grab the legend that is Trevor Williams?

    Much appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Duvall

  168. Scott Levine says:
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    Based on comment section, you should just rank everyone in units of Trevor Williams.

    Dynasty league, drop Josh Harrison, Fernando Rodney, Garrett Richards, Chase Anderson, Matt Harvey, Jimmy Nelson or Drew Pomeranz for Trevor Williams? Have no specific positional needs yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think much of Richards, Anderson, Harvey or Harrison

  169. Blind umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong) says:
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    ok, the hottest names in the land just either got dropped or weren’t owned. 14 team QS added (and K/9) h2h league. 4 moves left on week
    6-8 SP owned by pretty much everybody. i have
    otani/darvish/ryu/stroman/roark/skaggs/lucchesi/wacha

    who’s (if any) my drops for pivetta/t-will? other than these 2 the best SP out there would be some mix of (folty just dropped and FAAB’d for $7 out of 100): actually too ugly to list really, kuhl from SON the best out here, SON likes kuhl far more than t-will actually.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roark and Skaggs

  170. Lucky Dog says:
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    OMG a Lindor homer?

    Is this real life or just a fantasy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nobody pinch me!

  171. Lucky Dog says:
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    Ok, finally a question or two:
    1. Why is there no love for Chez Hernandez? Leadoff, .300 hitter – I know his HR & SB are boring, but he’s a consistently boring MI that won’t hurt you & will occasionally help you.

    2. With me scooping up Hicks after he was dropped, I have a glut of OF (Benintendi/Polanco/LoCain/Pham/JoMart/Conforto/Reddick, but have only JoMa to back up CI. Would you drop one of the following for Bour in a deep bench 4 OF league? He was dropped and I have a feeling he’ll get over the early season slump.
    • Reddick
    • Domingo Santana

    For bonus points: would you drop either of those bats for Pivetta or Wheeler instead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Didn’t I just write about him? 2. No on Bour, Reddick (or Hicks) for Pivetta

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        @Grey:
        1. What, I’m supposed to hang on your every word? lol – I meant in general, and preseason. He was my 27th pick so not exactly highly ranked by Y!

        2. Ok

        3. How much confidence in Pivetta?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          See post you’re commenting on

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            @Grey: Lol – I saw that blurb – it was equally optimistic & contradictory.

            Confidence level 7-8/10 it continues?

            Confidence level “leftover tacos might make a good sausage?” it continues?

            hate dropping a good hitter for a 1 in 1,000,000 chance. Or Reddick, for that matter. ;)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              6-7, it’s April

  172. Ty says:
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    I lost Andres…drop wacha or Fulmer for Marte or Peraza?!
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fulmer, Peraza

  173. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Which side of Pirela for Kepler would you prefer to be on?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

  174. Robert says:
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    Wacha or Happ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who is Happ?

      • The Harrow says:
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        @Grey: it’s the one with the blue in his jersey, right, jeez man.

      • Robert says:
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        @Grey: J. A.

  175. The Harrow says:
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    this shizz better not be permanent, while i LOVE the pitch by pitch play by play added in late sept (and clearly THAT takes a lot of work to do at some level somewhere) as of TODAY espn’s box scores for some asinine reason just removed OBP/slugging and BB’s against pitchers. wasn’t like that yesterday nor ever before.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I saw, I hope it’s not permanent either

      • Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins) says:
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        @Grey: would have to buy more stock in foxsports or some shit, which i suppose might give you guys a few more money per minute (ancillary benefit). or maybe PER game one page open for the espn play by play and less often a foxsports or somebody open for box scores (pitch counts, K/ball ratos, quick OBP/slugging numbers etc)

  176. herschel says:
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    Wacha Flocka Drop

    • Herschel says:
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      @herschel: or is it Wacha Dropa Flame?

  177. Steve says:
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    Well. So far Wacha’s FIP is 3.05 and xFIP is 3.67

    Too bad my league counts ERA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  178. OaktownSteve says:
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    Hanley Ramirez….possible DOH’blique in progress. A DOH’blique is when a guy who is red hot gets hurt. See also: all my asshole teams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did he get hurt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, I see… X-rays negative…

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Grey: not quite ready for his first 30 day DL stint it appears.

  179. Cohen says:
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    Strop or Gselleman for ratios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strop

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Cohen: gsellman for holds though probably and total K’s at the very least from more innings.

  180. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h OBP Yahoo league

    Limited season moves ($100 dollar budget for add/drops: $1 for pre-trade deadline, $3 for post-trade deadline, and $5 for playoffs)

    I’ve only made 2 moves thus far (I’m actually tied for last in my league in add/drops) so I’m looking to make a couple moves and shake things up.

    My team:

    C Gattis
    1B Bellinger
    2B Albies
    3B Gallo
    SS Correa
    OF Betts
    OF Hoskins
    OF Conforto
    UTL Alonso
    BN DeJong

    1) Drop Alonso and/or DeJong for which two of: Thames, Choo, Baez, Davidson, J Martinez, Franco

    I’m leaning towards Thames and Choo/Baez

    2) Hold Gattis or drop for: Grandal, Martin, Ianetta

    3) Hold Fulmer or drop for: Skaggs, Matz, Pivetta, Folty, Newcomb

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Alonso for Jo-Ma 2. Grandal 3. Pivetta

  181. Lucky Dog says:
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    ChezHer or Kinsler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lean Kinsler, but could go either way

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        @Grey:
        I’ve heard that about you. haha

        I’m torn. Dude gets nicked up a lot.

        Also breaking news: the reds can’t pitch.

        Breaking II THE ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: Porcello no hitting the Yankees through 6.

  182. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    jedong just hit a triple decker 110 MPH, 464 early est distance, but this channel is run by STL so we’ll see on an objective measurement system.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, been watching the game… A huge JeDong!

  183. The Harrow says:
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    it’s not often for deep leagues you can just stream 3 days in a row SP on EVERY day, that’s what we have here for the LAA @ KC series. all of barria/trop/heaney i’m running in any 16’er to AL only. and due to barria being shoved down right after, and heaney being on DL, i’m able to stash heaney for tomorrow already, dropping barria while losing nothing anyway, it’s simply perfect and easy and SON likes it.

    • The Harrow says:
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      @The Harrow: i mean all from one team and you KNOW in advance they are all good stream ideas, playing KC.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, totally

  184. Donny Simms says:
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    Hello just got offered a trade where my gut says YES. That said my gut is never good to me, would like opinions

    I send m. Machado and Corbin
    Receive Arenando and Springer

    My team 8 team h2h points
    C-ianetta
    1-hosmer
    2-Gordon
    3-machado
    Ss-turner
    1/3- rendon
    2/ss- c Taylor
    OF – Stanton,bellinger,yoenis,buxton,Hamilton,mazara,inciarte
    SP- de grom, Nola, darvish, McCullers
    RP-boxberger,kela,treinen,Miller,Greene,hader
    DL Reyes

    • Donny Simms says:
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      @Donny Simms: forgot I have Corbin as well but that’s probly obvious lol

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @Donny Simms: yes get Nolan/Springer

        • Donny Simms says:
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          @AL KOHOLIC: thx I accepted Huge machado fan but had to take it

  185. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Franchy over M. Taylor?

    Chirinos over Wacha, Roark, or J. Flaherty?

    Thanks!

  186. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    hey grey, Preston Tucker or Carlos Gonzalez OPS league ros

  187. Mex says:
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    Who, if any, should I drop for Pivetta? Gausman, Lynn, B. Snell, Wacha.

    I watched the Brocktune skit(for the first time). Good stuff. Man, that SNL cast was funny.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Mex: the writing too in the early 90’s was just sick as well.

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Mex: yyes loose gausman

      • mex says:
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        @AL KOHOLIC: Yeah, I figure it’s between Gausman and Lynn.

  188. Base-Ball says:
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    12 team league – 6×6- OBP, SLG, R, HR, RBI, SB are batting categories.

    Drop Kiermeier or Odubel for Franchy?

  189. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. peraza or lowrie?

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @herschel: peraza is actually hitting and running the last 4 games,id try him

  190. letsgobravos says:
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    Bauer continues his march to the Cy Young! 7IP , 2ER, 7ks and the W.

  191. beardcrabs says:
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    how much we FAABing for Castillo? 10 team keeper h2h…

    • beardcrabs says:
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      @beardcrabs: Luis Castiilo*

  192. Scrapski says:
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    This site rocks.
    Between Cram it rocking Willy Mo and all the solid advice (I’ve got Bauer!), I’m in FBfan heaven… great job

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Scrapski: razzball is the best,they actually give you real projections,not just an average of a players last 3 years.Other sites copy thier post an projections etc

  193. Lucky Dog says:
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    Dear Pirates:
    1 – Marte
    2 – Frazier
    3 – Polanco
    4 – Bell
    5 – Dickerson
    6 – Cervelli
    7 – 8 – P

    There. Fixed it for ya. Is that so hard? Sheesh.

  194. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Last one for ya! How’s my ranking for these 4 sps?

    Chirinos > Tropeano > Ross > Wacha (I know it’s early, but he doesn’t seem to be doing what we thought he would and control is all off)

  195. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Just offerered Encarnarcion + Richards + Gardner -> Votto. Agreed (since I’m getting the best player)?

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