We gonna talk about Lil’ Wayne’s favorite baseball player, “Franmil mil mil mil mil…mil mil, a mil.” Much to chagrin of the former Padres’ outfielder and Missy Elliott’s favorite player, “Matt Sczrczrczr,” or as she would say, “nac uoy eveileb eh saw reve a gniht Sczrczrczr my skizzard.” Franmil Reyes looks like a cross between Kyle Blanks and a vending machine that dispenses steaks. “Damn, I thought this was the crappy hot chocolate vending machine and now I just got charged $54 for a T-bone.” That’s someone getting a vending machine steak. Yesterday, Franmil Reyes did what he’s been known/capable of — blasting two, loud $54 vending machine T-bones into orbit, ending the night 3-for-4 with his 7th and 8th homer. He’s now on pace for 40 homers. Greek chorus, “Who isn’t?!” Okay, GC, but Franmil can get to 40 homers, unlike, say, Tommy La Stella.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Cal Quantrill – Expected to be called up for a spot start today. Some have said he has fantasy number two upside, some who call themselves Quants. Quants that are trill, likely. He looks like a low-8 K/9, number 3-4 eventually, but as a spot starter, and his lack of success recently in the minors, you can ignore.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – Hit the 10-day IL with the splits.

Chris Paddack – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.91. I’m a full-on Paddack fanboy. A Pad-guy, so to speak, but he didn’t have his best stuff yesterday, and still did work.

Eric Hosmer – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .252. As awful as Hosmer has been, and he’s been awful, he’s running laps around Kris Bryant.

Josh Donaldson – Out with a sore calf. Donaldson is a magician who can turn a day-to-day injury into a three-month IL stint.

Nick Senzel – Reports have him coming up on Friday. Or some time soon after. I’m adding the “some time soon after.” Just trying not to be over-Senzelous. We’ve seen teams do this nonSenz before, and be non-Senzel. It’s just Senzeless. Okay, I’ll stop. I do like him though, and would add him in all leagues. He’s a .300-type hitter with power and speed.

Amed Rosario – 2-for-3 and his 3rd steal, hitting .274. Ridiculous how few steals he has. I know how to make Rosario better. Everyone call him Ameddie, then if that doesn’t work, maybe you can fool someone in a trade.

Jeff McNeil – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .370. Not a good time to bring this up, because he had a big game, but I’m starting to think McNeil’s a 4020.

Vince Velasquez – 3 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners (3 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 2.73. There’s the insane KaBoB everyone fell out of love with due to its botulism and inability to get out of the 4th inning.

Spencer Turnbull – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.53. “Looks like your American League All-Star starter, Mike Minor, is tiring and Alex Cora is bringing in Spencer Turnbull. For those that haven’t been following baseball this year, Turnbull might be a new name for some of you. Actually, even if you followed baseball, you might not know him. Here’s Buster Olney with some info while I look at these nudie pics of Kyle Schwarber.” That’s Joe Buck at the All-Star Game. I’ve gone over Turnbull in the past, search the site by clicking on his name and earn me an extra .0000008th of a penny of ad revenue. The brief: I’m not a huge fan.

Niko Goodrum – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .238. Just hope Goodrum doesn’t hit .151. Good for the jokes, bad for my teams.

Tyson Ross – Out on paternity leave. No word if Joe Ross is out on uncle leave. Uncles get no respect. They’re just out here, living their best life, hitting on 2nd cousins and trying to annoy the crap out of their sisters.

Josh Harrison – Hit the Ineffective List with a made-up injury. Because Harrison was batting fifth all year, they’re now batting Ronny Roddy Tiger 5th as the Ghost of Jim Leyland makes out the lineup card. Maybe Ronny Roddy Tiger hit Harrison on the head with a coconut. Harrison’s like, “WTF, I’m not from an island. I am from Ohio.” Ronny Roddy Tiger don’t care!

German Marquez – 7 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.93. The line doesn’t do the game he pitched justice. Raimel Tapia, I love ya, but he misplayed a ball in the outfield for the 1st hit that became the first run, after Marquez held the Brewers without a baserunner through five innings, and Jesus Aguilar decided to wake up this week. Not to get all Robert Servatius, but this German deserved better.

Ian Desmond – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and his 2nd homer in the past three games. *steers fantasy team away from Tapia and towards Desmond*

Jesus Aguilar – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 3rd in two games. “This Jesus Aguilar podcast is brought to you by Smelling Salts. When you’re asleep and you also have low blood pressure, the special kind of salt.”

Jhoulys Chacin – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 5.24. Exhibit A: Why you watch the games. Jhoulys looked so much worse than Marquez, but the final earned run lines tell a different story. Speaking of Story, the entire Rockies lineup looks like it could use that Jesus Aguilar-endorsed smelling salt.

Josh Hader – 2/3 IP, 1 ER and his 7th save and like his 10th homer allowed, ERA at 3.68. Five imaginary dollars says Hader has elbow issues by this time next year. The ol’ fake five dollar year-long bet!

Michael Pineda – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.21. Funny 6/21 is also the next time I wanna think about picking up Pineda for fantasy. Not June 21st, but June of 2021.

Gerrit Cole – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 3 walks, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.95. Before this game, Cole received a phone call from Austin Meadows to remind him the number one thing he must focus on is making the Pirates look bad, nothing else matters.

Josh Reddick – 3-for-5, 1 RBI, hitting .352. Reddick is one of the best STDs! *intern whispers in my ear* No, intern, it’s short for STUD.

Jake Marisnick – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (2) and legs (1). The player with the least amount of fantasy ownership award goes to…61*nick!

Mookie Betts – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .295. He’s hitting like a 1st rounder, if this were April 5th or 2015! Meh, I’m just throwing shade like a parasol (so gangster); Betts is still solid.

Rick Porcello – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.52. His peripherals are kinda hot garbage underneath Gilbert Grape’s mom’s butt, but (stutterer!) he usually gets to around a 4.20 ERA, it’s early still and his swinging strike and velocity are okay. Not buying, but also not dropping in deeper leagues. He might be closer to a straight Streamonator call than we believe.

Mitch Moreland – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .213. He cooled off tremendously — Extreme Trump voice, “The best cool off anyone’s ever seen!” — but usually when Moreland homers he follows it up with some more goodness.

Jurickson Profar – Sat out 2nd game in a row, due to contracting the yips, which was Gladys Knight’s band for a brief summer in ’88, but they kept messing up the words to the songs, singing, It’s Midnight, Georgia, Your Train’s Here and That’s Friends For Ya. I’m trying to hold Profar in my leagues, but it is becoming difficult. Jorge Mateo might be a smart stash.

Addison Russell – Optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Triple-A Iowa said, “We don’t want him.”

Cole Hamels – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.19. In related news, if you only drafted 35-year-old pitchers or older, you’d be doing okay. (This may or may not be accurate, but my fact checker quit.) By the by, as hot as the Mariners were the 1st three weeks of the season, they are that cold now.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and a slam (6) and legs (1). HR to the Izzo!

Steve Cishek – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 2 Ks, and his 1st save, ERA at 4.15, and it’s been two days since anyone’s seen Pedro Strop. Five days ago, Strop’s car was stolen. Now, they got him. Can his fantasy owners band together and pay for the ransom? Not sure where he was last night; is there a hotline we can call?

Mallex Smith – Optioned to the minors. Maybe he had a “loser has to leave town” race against Dee.

Griffin Canning – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER as he made his 1st major league start. Griffin Canning is not when the cool wizards lock Ron Weasley in a Port-a-Potty. Because there are no cool wizards! It is the Angels sexy young call-up. Angels and sexy? What is this, the 70’s with feathered hair? Are you thinking about Farrah’s Pujols? RIP. Canning’s minor league numbers this year are gorge (9.6 K/9, 1.1 BB/9, 0.56 ERA), and I could see the flyer, but I’m not making it myself. Roofies scare me too much.

Jonathan Lucroy – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .256. I actually own this schmohawk in one league, and that team (NFBC) is doing so poorly, I got sonavabenched! Sometimes you’re the one who knocks and sometimes shizz knocks you over.

Hansel Robles – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 2nd save, ERA at 3.21. Hansel is having a fairy tale season, and is the closer. What, you expected Ausmus to go with the better pitcher? C’mon.

CC Sabathia – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.66, as he became only the 3rd lefty in baseball history to record 3,000 strikeouts. To commemorate all those Ks, CC’s nightly knee’s-a-bathia will have Kosher salt in it instead of Epsom.

Zack Godley – Moved to the bullpen, and Arizona is undecided who will take his spot. May I suggest the first fan to run in from the hot tub to the mound?

A.J. Pollock – Landed on the IL and will have exploratory procedure to determine the severity of his elbow infection, i.e., they’re going to miniaturize Dr. James Andrews and send him into the elbow to do a mini-Tommy John.

Walker Buehler – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.22. Know what I love? When my ace gets hit around by the Aints. Superb. Absolute *chef’s kiss*

Enrique Hernandez – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .258. He heard all of youse talking about dropping him. He heard you because Kiké controls the media.

Justin Turner – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer. “I don’t think we can flush a whole body, but we can try–Wait! He’s alive! I just saw Turner move!”

David Freese – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .233. Dave Roberts plays him because he can remember his 1st name. Prove to me that’s not true!

Starling Marte – 1-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “A dog’s mouth is the cleanest thing in the world, and my dog licked my feet, so, yes, I’m showing my immaculate feet off today by not wearing socks or shoes.”

Jose Leclerc – 1 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 8.44, and another glorious blown save. Glorious as in Laura Branigan’s career post-Gloria. Speaking of has-been singers, Chris Martin might be next in line for saves. Maybe it’s Shawn Kelley, but it certainly should not be the disposed South African despot, Leclerc. Seriously, Leclerc needs a mental break like Profar. Send them both to Peaceful Doves Sanitarium.

Rougned Odor – 0-for-5, 1 run and his 2nd steal, hitting .145. Odor stealing bases is like a sad game of chicken. Does the catcher have the guts to catch the ball and throw it to the middle infielder in a reasonable amount of time, so the middle infielder can place a tag somewhere on Odor’s body? If so, you win. But if not, stolen base for Roughie!

Anthony Rendon – Hit the IL, which is backdated to when he actually got hurt on April 3rd. Or thereabouts.

Adam Eaton – 2-for-5 and his 2nd homer, hitting .296. Then, going back-to-back, was Victor Robles (1-for-4, hitting .255) with his 5th homer. Eaton/Robles is also a flesh-eating bacteria’s fantasy team name.

Trevor Bauer – 7 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.45. It was against the MIA Marlins, so I was kinda expecting a 9 IP, 0 ER, 27 K game, but I guess it will have to do.

Carlos Santana – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and his 2nd homer in his last two games. If he’s out there on waivers, Carlos Santana could be singing, Oye Schmotato Va.

Carlos Gonzalez – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .261. The 57-year-old CarGo is currently outpacing Jose Ramirez (0-for-4, hitting .181 with his 9th steal). Too bad no one warned you on Jo-Ram. If I only I was more like my father or Vanilla Ice, too bold.

Garrett Cooper – 0-for-1 as he returned from the IL, then in his 2nd at-bat he was hit on the hand and it looked like he broke it. If a meteoroid is headed towards earth, put Cooper in the least-populated spot on earth, because it’s bound to hit wherever he is. X-rays came back negative, but we know how that goes.

Lewis Brinson – Optioned to the minors. Brinson repeat.

  1. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    What a report, like better than any Colbert Report in recent memory.

    a. Hey, you sending all these guys to the minors. Why? Just kidding.

    b. Got Noah!!! Off waivers!!! #12 in the waiver wire order!!! Now hopefully he can fix the sinker and we’re all good or he goes full board on the 4-seamer. He and Mickey will figure it out. For now he’s on the bench.

    c. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for May 1

    [From The Noose Hangs High, the ‘I bet that you’re not here’ skit]

    Gangster: I’m here.
    Bud Abbott: Who said you were here?
    Gangster: What do you mean, I’m here, of course, I’m here!
    Bud Abbott: You wouldn’t want to bet on it?
    Gangster: You wanna bet me that I’m … are you crazy or something?
    Bud Abbott: I’ll bet you you’re not here! Ten dollars says you’re not here!
    Gangster: Well that’s a bet, chump, come on.
    Bud Abbott: Here, you can hold it too.
    Gangster: Ten dollars …
    Bud Abbott: That you’re not here!
    Gangster: Alright, alright, prove it that I’m not here.
    Bud Abbott: You’re not in Chicago, are you?
    Gangster: Why, certainly not!
    Bud Abbott: No … you’re not in Philadelphia, are you?
    Gangster: No!
    Bud Abbott: No … You’re not in Saint Louis, are you?
    Gangster: Course not!
    Bud Abbott: Well, wait a moment … you’re not in Chicago, you’re not in Philadelphia, and you’re not in Saint Louis, you must be someplace else!
    Gangster: That’s right!
    Bud Abbott: Well, if you’re someplace else, you can’t be here!
    Gangster: No …
    Bud Abbott: [takes the money] There you go!
    Gangster: Hey, that’s a good one! I’m gonna play it on my boss!
    Bud Abbott: Sure, sure!
    Gangster: [notices Lou sleeping] Does the boss know about this?
    Bud Abbott: No, he don’t know anything.
    Gangster: He don’t know anything?
    Bud Abbott: Nooooo …
    Gangster: I’m gonna pull it on him.
    Bud Abbott: Go ahead.
    Gangster: [to Lou] Hey you, get up out of there. Hey! (rouses Lou) get up, get up!
    Lou Costello: What’d you get me up for?
    Gangster: I wanna bet you ten dollars that you’re not here.
    Lou Costello: [lays back down]
    Gangster: Hey, c’mon!
    Lou Costello: What’s the matter with you?
    Gangster: I wanna make you a bet. I bet you ten dollars that you’re not here.
    Lou Costello: You wanna bet me ten dollars that I”m not here.
    Gangster: Right! A chance to make some money. Come on.
    Lou Costello: (opens his coin purse with a creak, removes rubber band and finally hands over a ten dollar bill) There you are.
    Gangster: Are you ready?
    Lou Costello: Yes.
    Gangster: Now I’m gonna prove to you that you’re not here. Now, you’re not in Chicago, are you?
    Lou Costello: No sir, but I’ve got an aunt there …
    Gangster: No, you’re not in Chicago, are you?
    Lou Costello: No, sir.
    Gangster: And you’re not in Saint Louis?
    Lou Costello: No, sir.
    Gangster: And you’re not in Philadelphia?
    Lou Costello: No, sir.
    Gangster: Now if you’re not in Chicago, and you’re not in Saint Louis, and you’re not in Philadelphia then you must be someplace else!
    Lou Costello: That’s right.
    Gangster: And if you’re someplace else, you’re not here!
    Lou Costello: Yes. (Lou takes the money) That’s right.
    Gangster: Hey, give me back my money!
    Lou Costello: Who took your money?
    Gangster: You did! That’s my money!
    Lou Costello: I took your money?
    Gangster: That’s right!
    Lou Costello: Now just a minute, big boy. Didn’t you say I wasn’t in Chicago?
    Gangster: That’s right.
    Lou Costello: And I wasn’t in Philadelphia?
    Gangster: Yeah, yeah!
    Lou Costello: And I wasn’t in Saint Louis?
    Gangster: That’s right!
    Lou Costello: Well if I’m not in Chicago, and I’m not in Saint Louis or Philadelphia, I must be someplace else.
    Gangster: That’s right.
    Lou Costello: And if I’m in someplace else, I couldn’t be here, isn’t that right?
    Gangster: That’s right.
    Lou Costello: If I’m not here, how could I take your money?

    [Finally Lou stops being the human punching bag!]

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Nice get on Thor.

    • Zeus says:
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      Hey Bobo, The Colbert Report hasn’t been on in about 5 years

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I like to think he’s comparing Franmil to Nate Colbert and calling this my Colbert Report

      • frankgrimes says:
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        This cracks me up every time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  2. Dr Easy says:
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    Safe to dump Leclerc’s sorry ass? I need a hitter, and Drury is winking at me.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Drury

      • Keep Leclerc for now. It’s Brandon Drury…

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Maybe Drury just has something in his eye?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I dropped Leclerc in a shallow league, I’m done

      • William Hung says:
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        Coldplay Martin or Shawn Kelley as a potential replacement?

      • Steve says:
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        Hard to defend Leclerc but he was not getting strikes called last night. I’m sure that was frustrating him. He was painting the strike zone and getting balls for his effort.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

          • Coriell says:
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            I’m with you Grey! Good riddance to Leclerc!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  3. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    16 team H2H DYNASTY keeper LEAGUE

    Start Caleb Smith vs Cleveland?

    Start Jon Lester @Seattle? (mehhhh)

    Thankyou!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      What does SON say? I say start them both.

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        I’ve never used SON.

        Not like 1% who have never watched game of thrones? I haven’t done either.

    • Caleb Smith

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d start both in H2H, Smith if you can only choose one…

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        Guy asked me if I’m interested in trading for Matz.

        Currently: Lester, Arrieta, Flaherty, Luchessi, Snell, Caleb Smith, Maeta.

        Hold? Or if i do go after what is Matz worth?

        Thankyou

        • Idk that you have a ton of depth at pitching, but that may depend on the depth of the league. Depends what’s being offered. Probably looking at buy low candidates with Matz like Odor, Laureano, Peraza. Maybe an injury guy on his way back like Andujar.

          • Hebrew Hammer says:
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            16 team H2H DYNASTY LEAGUE, so it’s slim pickings

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          I like Matz more than Lucchesi, Arrieta, Lester and Maeda. If you can get him for one of those guys and/or a spare bat then sure. It’s worth seeing what the price is…

          • Hebrew Hammer says:
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            What order of those pitchers you listed should i start..

            • Donkey Teeth

              Donkey Teeth says:
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              Right now I have them ranked Lester/Maeda, Arrieta, Lucchesi…so I’d start with Lucchesi and go from there.

              • Hebrew Hammer says:
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                Thanks man i appreciate it

                • Donkey Teeth

                  Donkey Teeth says:
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                  No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both

  4. aardvark says:
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    Aguilar or voit

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      I like Jesus over Luke

      • Dave D says:
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        What about Matthew?

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          Lol, this story is about Jesus and Luke, stay tuned for any questions about Matthew.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

    • Tom says:
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      Was that even a question a mere 3 days ago, Voit was picking up AL player of the week honors and many guys on here were asking if they should drop Aguilar.

    • Voit. Other than the last few games, Jesus isn’t hitting the ball hard. Still hacking away at breaking balls and may be platooning with Thames.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Voit for me also

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Voit, but closer now

  5. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    best stream today, hint 2 of them are no longer streamonator lookupable as it hasn’t been updated yet due to rainouts:
    -kelly vs NYY (5)
    -junis vs TB (it liked this one more than 5 yesterday, and doubleheaders are ALWAYS better for the pitchers, some of the starting hitters miss at least one of the games)
    -cashner @ WSOX (SON never likes cashner, his FIP isn’t good, but has been doing something on the good side of something possibly other than luck for the last 2 starts and 3 out of the last 5, including against these very WSOX last time out)
    -desclafani @ the mess (barely a negative)

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      I’d go with Disco

    • Merrill or Junis for me. Leaning toward Merrill just because I’m not a big fan of Junis, but Yanks are scarier than a doubleheader Rays, so, it’s close.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with B_Don

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B_Don knows what’s up

      • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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        this is pretty awesome that both of the ditka sausage guys show up with grey (DT almost all the time if early), it’s becoming an advice committee gang now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  6. Alex says:
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    Would I be thaaat crazy to dump Odor for Chavis in a 12 team 6×6 dynasty league? Chavis is so close to 2B eligibility in ESPN leagues.

    I currently roster them both, but last night I needed to drop someone to activate Marte and I chose to drop Hansel Robles. Now I want Robles back ASAP and Odor or Chavis has to go.

    And man… as a real-life Marlins fan, Brinson repeat really stung. I hope he can figure it out.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Odor smells, get the crying redsuck.

    • Not thaaaat crazy. I can see why you’d make the swap, but I just believe Odor’s upside is still much higher than Chavis. That being said, if the 6th category is OBP, that hurts Odor and it becomes closer for me.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Odor for me. I’d keep both bats over Robles though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy, I’m just about done with Odor too — Brinson didn’t look good in one AB I saw him in all year

      • Alex says:
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        Odor is gone. Thanks for the input. Yeah, 6th category is OBP.

        I’m in on Chavis. Today he’s hitting 5th. I did probably overspend to re-snag Robles ($6), but I like to roster 3 closers and I only had Parker and W. Davis.

  7. Razzball serial says:
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    I really appreciate the speculative add advice on closers and guys like Jorge Mateo. It’s potential gold for deep leagues. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed!

  8. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Need SP for 1-day (tomorrow).
    – Strahm @ Atl
    – Peacock @ Minnesota

    • Peacock

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with B_Don

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Ditka

  9. Savoy Special says:
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    Sup Grey! 14 team H2H auction redraft league. 6×6: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV+HD, K/9

    1) need a replacement for Tatis while he’s on the IL. I can go for an SS or 2B as I can slide over Moncada and Machado. Please rank: Andrelton Simmons, Niko Goodrum, Freddy Galvis, Enrique Hernandez

    C: JT Realmuto
    1B: Josh Bell
    2B: Yoan Moncada
    3B: Manny Machado
    SS: Fernando Tatis Jr
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Tommy Pham
    OF: Dwight Smith Jr
    UTL: Christian Walker

    IL: Austin Meadows

    P: Jose Alvarado
    P: Will Smith
    P: Reyes Moronta
    P: Raisel Iglesias
    P: Emilio Pagan
    SP: Zack Wheeler
    SP: German Marquez
    B: Joe Musgrove
    B: Max Fried
    B: Luke Weaver
    B: Jerad Eickhoff

    IL: Mike Clevinger
    IL: Derek Holland

    Thanks, Grey!

    • Cram It says:
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      It’s 10 days and none of these guys are going to make a difference. Galvis?

    • Galvis, Simmons, Kike, Niko.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go Kike, Simmons

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look back to Kike

  10. Tom says:
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    Between Trout, Harper and Machado there’s not much bang for a billion bucks. The 3 combined equal 1 Yelich or 1 Bellinger right now. You could also have better numbers with a combo of Domingo Santana, Ketel Marte and Hunter Pence…let that sink in for a sec.

    • Cram It says:
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      Key word “right now”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Here’s to May!

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      If only the MLB season was one month…

  11. Scottsteelers says:
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    Trade Corey Seager for Matz or Soroka or hold? I am losing patience with him

    • Cram It says:
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      Soroka

    • Seager hasn’t been good, no doubt, but I’ll hold over those 2 guys.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hold

      • Scottsteelers says:
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        What if it was Soroka and Jorge Polanco?

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          That’s very fair. I’m fine with it if you need the pitching help. If it’s a shallower league I still lean Seager.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with holding

  12. CTFDW says:
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    Rank ROS please: Dahl, Comforto, Castellanos, Senzel. Thanks.

    • Cram It says:
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      Conforto, Dahl, Cast

      • Agreed, Conforto, Dahl, Casty, Senzel. Senzel may move over Casty for me if we knew he was staying up, but I’ve seen it reported it’s not necessarily a permanent move.

        • Cram It says:
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          Agreed. Just went Cast ahead because he’s actually playing.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Conforto, Dahl, Senzel for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  13. Jason says:
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    Please rank the following for a Pollock replacement: reyes, Desmond, Lowe, and Markakis

    • Cram It says:
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      Reyes, Lowe

      • Dave D says:
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        Lowe, Lowe or Lowe?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, seriously

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  14. The Other JC says:
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    Chavis or Senzel?

    Please pick one: D German, ERod, Matz, Minor, Hill

    Thanks.

    • Senzel. Without any context on the pitchers, Domingo, then Hill.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with B_Don

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavis — Ditka’s got shiny new toy syndrome

      Hill

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Chavis is a shiny new toy also. Don’t talk about our syndromes in public!

        • Shiny new toy syndrome is still better than that rashy thing you’ve been dealing with Grey.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Wow, verbal attacks!

            • Donkey Teeth

              Donkey Teeth says:
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              Did you try that ointment I sent you? It’s “all natural”

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Applying now

            • The Other JC says:
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              Good to stir it up! I will go Chavis and Hill and get bandaids for the inevitable blisters.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Get it!

  15. Fanciful Basesball says:
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    Dear Grey,

    In a 2-keeper league where you kept Turner and Judge (see where I’m going with this?) and drafted Rendon as your first pick (eh?) and took Meadows as one of your top-3 OF (eh?) and took a flyer on Tatis (*ugly-crying*)… but you’ve only got 1 IL slot and 3 bench slots…

    And Senzel is on the wire, and Tatis is hurt in a slot that Senzel could fill…

    WHAT DO YOU DO?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Keep Tatis

      • Agreed, keep Tatis. Maybe drop a catcher, back end SP or RP instead.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Find a spot for Senzel? Don’t drop Tatis…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  16. Bozo says:
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    It has come to this. Who is your favorite closer from this list?

    Pagan
    Castillo
    Romo
    Buttrey
    Robles
    Jeffress

    • The top 3 are all splitting, I suppose give me Robles, but it’s a guessing game who gets the most saves.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Meh, Romo

      • Bozo says:
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        How about this list of guys

        Swarzak
        Seranthony
        Webb
        L. Jackson

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Don’t love any of em, still Romo for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romo

  17. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Grey!

    I guess Verdugo is the guy to get while AJ Pollock is on the shelf?

    Thanks

    • For the Dodgers, yes. For your team, certainly a solid option depending what else is out on your wire.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I added him where I could

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, yup

  18. Tony C says:
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    Great article Grey! I own Jeff McNeil and although 4020 sounds about right I really can’t complain about his .370 BA .971 OPS and now hitting leadiff in a very nice Mets lineup. Sure I wish he had a SB and more HRs but if he gets 10/10 with his percentages that would be pretty nice from a free agent pickup. Having said that would you rather have Chavis or McNeil for your 2b until Gennett is healthy and then at utility position for ROS?
    Also is Duplantier a speculative add over keeping McHugh, R. Lopez or Skaggs? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavis

      I’d own Duplantier over Lopez

  19. Vash says:
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    Garrett Cooper!

    I have been waiting 2 years for him as a cheap source of Power…and EVERY time he has a chance to play, he gets injured. It’s never his fault. It’s always the ball finding him on his hands. How unbelievably unlucky? A double negative?

    I am riding Drury hoping it’s more to do with his new batting style aka JD Mart and Just Turner. He has a new launch angle and yeah…rolling the dice.

    I want to pick up Robles as I need a closer…but he;s Robles. Every season he sucks. Those k/bb are awful. But SAGNF right…………………? I mean that’s Razzleball right there

    • FTR, Drury changed his swing last season and hit .169 with 1 HR in 86 PAs. 34% K rate this season isn’t great either. By all means ride the hot streak, but not expecting a JDM or Turner situation here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, I own Cooper too, and could use him

      I own Robles

  20. William Hung says:
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    With regards to Strop, apparently pitching 2 innings on Sunday gets you 2 days off

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is that what’s going on?

      • William Hung says:
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        no word on an injury (preemptive prayer hexagon commence!) – though maybe he was super depressed that his car got jacked and was emotionally unavailable

  21. Gregarious says:
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    Guys…in an OBP + SLG league…how do you feel about my Gallo for his JoRam? I mean it kinda feels like a no brainer, but then i see Gallo’s OBP is .404 and he’s slugging .678. Meanwhile I fear that JoRam’s regression is real. Don’t get me wrong, I realize Gallo’s not THIS good and JoRam’s not THIS bad….

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      JoRam

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  22. Cram It says:
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    Start Vince Velsquez they said. He’s been so good they said. It’s the Detroit Tigers they said.

    I can only listen to myself so many times before they convince you in a moment of weakness. Stay away, they!

    • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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      LOL i have many not so fond memories of VV…..never again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  23. DonnieB says:
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    Desmond,Bader,Laureano or Franmil for ROS? Please rank please if possible. Thanks GREY and DT!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Franmil, Bader, Desmond for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  24. NJ says:
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    Do I really need to hold on and expect Shaw, Cano and Corey Seager to turn things around? I couldn’t trade them for me right now…ugh.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Probably need to hold unless its super shallow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  25. Mr. Rickey says:
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    12 Team Roto – thinking of dropping Profar. Would you drop him for any of these:

    Camargo
    Desmond
    Kiermaier
    Chavis
    Laureno
    Amed Rosario

    Need runs and ave.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go with Chavis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  26. Murph says:
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    Grey
    I second that call for smelling salts for the damn Rockies

    1 – Cut Winker for Verdugo? (now that Pollock is IL’d)

    2 – Cut Swarzak for Hansel Robles?

    3 – Trade my Greg Holland (closer) for his Eugenio Suarez? (i still have Hicks/Colome/Swarzak – but also have lots of corner infidels: Turner. Rendon, Alonso, Nate Lowe. Thinking maybe Suarez is just too good of a bat to pass up)

    4 – Trade Dahl for Castellanos (or is it a lateral move?)

    5 – Still holding Mallex for steals?

    Thanks brotha

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1/2 – Eh, I’d prob just hold
      3 – Absolutely
      4 – Lateral, I’d hold
      5 – Depends on who you can drop him for, but yea if you need steals prob just hold…should be back soon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup! Elias is hurt?

      Agree with DT otherwise, except 5. No, drop him

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, some soreness doesn’t sound ominous

          • William Hung says:
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            yeah, i mean we are get sore after a solid gym workout right?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Lifting ‘bells right now, and don’t feel a thing!

  27. Dancin Homer says:
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    12-team, H2H, 6×6 (OPS & QS), redraft league.

    my team below:
    c: Realmuto
    1b: Alonso
    2b: Chavis
    3b: Machado
    ss: Bogaerts
    of: Trout, Gallo, Mazara
    if: H. Dozier
    utl: Muncy
    bn: Kieboom (ss), Pederson (of), C. Tucker (ss), Profar (1b,2b,3b,ss)

    sp: Nola, Kershaw, Taillon, Paddack, Chirinos, Lucchesi, Canning
    rp: Treinen, Giles, Parker, Swarzak
    dl: Clevenger

    3 questions:
    1.) Who of the above (1-3 guys) would you drop to stream?
    2.) Aguilar is available, would you drop any of the above for him?
    3.) which potential closer do you add: H. Robles, S. Kelley, or C. Martin (better than Swarzak)?

    Sorry for the long post, but thanks in advance or the help

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) Canning, Profar, Lucchesi, Tucker
      2) Canning
      3) Meh, Robles I guess

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  28. Dave says:
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    10 team dynasty league. I’m in rebuilding phase so this more has to do with next year and beyond.

    Aguilar or Olson?

    I’m stashing Olson but rules require I’d have to drop him to pick up Aguilar.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d rather have Olson if you’re rebuilding

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  29. chris says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Good morning.

    h2h, 12 teams, avg + obp

    Would you trade:

    Give: Arenado
    Get: Machado + Kershaw

    Another trade is (independet from the above)

    Give: Boyd + Kyle Hendricks
    Get: Marte + Happ

    Thanks,
    Chris

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d do both those deals…assuming that’s Starling Marte in the 2nd one

      • chris says:
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        Thanks! Donkey.

        yes it is Starling Marte.

        the other team counter:

        Give: Arenado + Kyle Hendricks
        Get: Machado + Kershaw

        Would you still do it?

        Thanks!

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Eh, Kershaw isn’t someone I’m really targeting, you won’t be able to count on him when you need him most in H2H. He’s pitching very well right now though, so I see the draw. It’s a fair deal, but I think I’d pass…

          No problem.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      agree with Donkey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  30. bigbear says:
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    And of course, Alex Verdugo didn’t start…

    The stars were aligning for VV. Then the great bartender in the fantasy sky looked at his watch and slid VV down a shot of Goodrum! It’s 5:00 somewhere!

    Peraza – another hit and SB!

    Do you think Leclerc’s tenure as closer is done? I can’t see how the Rangers trust him for the foreseeable future.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Probably, he may get another shot eventually though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup on Verdugo and VV!

      Did Peraza have a hit? I thought he just stole, but either way — yay!

      I dropped Leclerc

  31. Steamin Beamen says:
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    After loving Jose Ramirez for 3 years, I coulda kept him in the first, and expected to coming into this year due to your past love. Was so surprised when you were off him, but since I trust you with my unconceived child like hell if I wasn’t listening to you. Taking very smug pleasure out of this Jose Ram start.

    Any the hoo, question…
    Are you surprised streamonator is so down on Kyle Gibson and Jake Odorizzi’s starts at NYY this week, while loving Freddy Peralta vs COL?

    Gibson @ NYY Paxton – 2.6
    Odorizzi @ NYY Happ – 1.0
    Peralta vs COL Gray – 16.5

    Is it just cause it doesn’t like Yankee stadium?

    • Cram It says:
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      Yup, those guys in Yankee stadium vs Colorado not at home.

      • Steamin Beamen says:
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        Yeah but the Yankees lineup is a joke, and Peralta has been awful this year.

        • Cram It says:
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          The Yanks lineup likes like a joke on paper I guess, but they’ve been hitting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I fathered your child and you owe palimony… But we’re here now and we have to get along — I wouldn’t go into @NYY

      • Steamin Beamen says:
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        Haha! Do you prefer imaginary dollars via Venmo or PayPal?

        And gotcha, thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fake dolla dolla

  32. Mostly Alive says:
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    Dynasty league keep forever, 16 team 5×5 with QS and innings limit (so pseudo k/9).

    Gonna have a roster crunch when Turnbull and Kelly exhaust rookie eligibility- will need to drop 2. Who would you drop out ofr:

    Matt Strahm
    Trevor Cahill
    Frankie Montas
    Merrill Kelly
    Spencer Turnbull

    Other pitchers are Paxton, Tanaka, Happ, Hill, Marco Gonzales.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Cahill and Turnbull, coin flip between Turnbull and Kelly for me though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  33. rapscallion13 says:
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    If you think LeClerc was bad last night, you should have seen Ed Hickox strike zone. He must have thought it was Opposite Day.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Some of these umpires….turrible

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I know, but Leclerc is still bad (at least right now)

    • 183414 says:
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      LeClerc has been bad, yes; but the umpire who called his game, and the umpire who called Hamels’ game should make a strong case for ROBOT home plate umpires. LeClerc got robbed and Bell shouldn’t have been up. Hamels threw 3 strikes in a row, all called balls.
      Umpiring is worse than ever and that says a lot.

      • Steve says:
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        Agreed, the PITCHf/x data from last night showed Leclerc had 4 different strikes in the zone called as balls. Cost the man his job.

  34. Curious George says:
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    What’s a good pitching target in trading dejong? I have soooooo many SS.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Depends a lot on offensive league depth. Maybe Matt Boyd, Joe Musgrove, Robbie Ray, Ryu…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  35. Scott says:
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    Morning, Grey. Time to drop LeClerc and grab another body for the ‘pen. Mixed H-2-H, standard 5×5 plus Saves+Holds (as a single category) and I’m wondering if any of these guys are head-and-shoulders above the others. Thanks!

    – K. Giles, J. Iglesias, M. Barnes, T. Buttrey, P. Strop, R. Brasier, W. Smith

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Giles

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Or Iglesias if you mean Raisel

      • Scott says:
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        Yes… Raisel. My bad. Thanks, DT.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Raisel

  36. Ivan Make Basket says:
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    U starting both carlos rodon vs orioles and merrill kelly vs yankees today?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Rodon yes, Kelly depends on league format and depth for me. Passing in a 12 team RCL type league…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  37. Barry says:
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    Hello All,

    I currently roster Doolittle, Leclerc, and Roenis in a H2H categories saves only league. I have Voit at 1B and Eugenio at 3B.

    I have an offer for my Carpenter for his Chapman.

    Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      It’s fair, I’d take Chapman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  38. Vash says:
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    Delino DeShields Or Chris Taylor deep keeper….essentially back up outfielder for ros?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Don’t love either ROS, but I’ll take DeShields

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  39. Don Pepe says:
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    Grey,

    What are a few SP’s I can target if I trade away jean Segura?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Depends on the league but you could try the Castillo, Glasnow, Wheeler range

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  40. Ziggy says:
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    Marquez or Thor in a 12 team h2h dynasty, standard cats with the addition of k/9 & QS ? Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Marquez for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  41. Five-on-One says:
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    Please rank the following RPs (standard 5×5 league):
    Holland
    Giles
    Parker
    Alvarado
    Robles

    Thank you.

    • Cram It says:
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      Looks fine.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Giles, Holland, Parker, Alvarado for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram but toma(h)to

  42. Lindorphins says:
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    KB + [which player] = Vlad Jr. in a keeper league?

    I have a lot of starters (Marquez, Musgrove, Happ, Ryu, Lucchesi, Stroman and Skaggs) so would prefer to use one of them, but not sure any of them even get it done.

    It’s a four keeper league and I don’t want to part with my core of Trout/Lindor/Baez (trying to turn Bryant into Vlad as my fourth), but I could also pair Bryant with somebody like Dahl, Mondesi, Eloy. I have some lower tier guys like Muncy, Shaw, Vogelbach, Inciarte, Hunter Dozier, but again think they won’t really move the needle enough.

    Obviously, struggling with pinning down Vlad’s trade value haha. Any thoughts on who + Bryant would get it done?

    • Cram It says:
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      I would trade any of them with KB.

      • Lindorphins says:
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        I guess I’m more asking who would make it a fair offer that you could see yourself accepting as the Vlad owner. It’s a forever keeper league without pick complications (i.e. if you keep four guys, you just don’t pick until the fifth round), so Vlad is more valuable than in standard leagues.

        I don’t want to overpay but don’t want to insult the guy either.

        • Cram It says:
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          I wouldn’t accept any of them as the Vlad owner. I don’t worry about insulting people with trade offers. None of those pitchers are close, except Marquez. I guess Mondesi or Eloy is your best shot.

          • Lindorphins says:
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            That was my fear haha. Thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram but I’d try my hardest to keep Marquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

      • TC says:
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        As a continuation from yesterday, would you move Benintendi and Bryant to get Machado and Voit or Pham? I’m taking Cole out of the equation from before.
        I’m interested in what everyone thinks.

        Can you tell I have no barometer for what kind of value KB has going forward?!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I would take Machado/Voit

    • Lindorphins says:
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      Thanks. I’ll try Bryant + Mondesi and Bryant + Eloy and see if he bites on one.

  43. Trickrey says:
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    Thanks for the write-up!

    Just wondering the extent of concern for Kris Bryant. Hold out hope that he turns it around? Or is there serious concern for performance (especially inability to hit dingers) and start exploring trade options while he’s still got the name/draft value pedigree?

    • Cram It says:
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      He’s showing signs of coming out of it, so there’s reason for cautious optimism. But it never hurts to explore trade options.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  44. Mr. Mess says:
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    Would you trade McNeil for Peraza?
    5×5 Roto 14 mixer

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Peraza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  45. Guy says:
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    Would you drop Shaw or Peraza for Senzel? Or would you hold? I have no specific needs

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  46. Bob Sacamano says:
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    Pick the winning side, my trade analyzer says I should but i dont always trust it.
    I give:

    Realmuto,
    Altuve,
    (cole) Tucker.

    I get:
    Pham,
    Bogaerts,
    Myers,
    Eflin.

    I know it’s early and my guys have not stepped up to their potential, but regardless, I should accept trade?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      It’s fair, depends on your team and league format for me. Think I might just keep Altuve if it’s a shallow league…

      • Bob Sacamano says:
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        Thanks DT. Our league is 10T Roto. I’m dead last in SB and AVG. I know it’s early, but was hoping for more SB’s from Altuve by now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have your own trade analyzer — Agree with DT

  47. Vinny the Bull says:
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    Should I deal McNeil and Velazquez for Castellanos? On a side note, someone dropped Joey Lucchesi… worth adding? 12 team mixed

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Castellanos. Lucchesi is a 12 team streamer for me until further notice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT except I own Lucchesi

  48. Steamin Beamen says:
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    I know impossible to say but your best guess, when does Houston call up Yordan Alvarez?

    Thanks as always!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      June 13th

      • Steamin Beamen says:
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        Haha I like it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do they have a need?

      • Steamin Beamen says:
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        Well cause I read this from the Fantasypros.com daily spam emails I get..

        Yordan Alvarez (OF – HOU): 6% Owned
        Managers who don’t watch to miss out on the next new arrival should consider grabbing Alvarez now before his promotion causes a waiver-wire stampede.

        The 21-year-old is eviscerating Triple-A pitching with 11 home runs and a 199 wRC+ in 21 games. Despite his .400 OBP, Tyler White has lost his handle on Houston’s everyday DH job due to his April power outage. Neither White, Tony Kemp, nor Aledmys Diaz should keep Alvarez down in the minors for too much longer.

        Figured I’d ask the experts what they thought the timeline was.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe, I just don’t know where he plays w/out an injury

          • Steamin Beamen says:
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            Gotcha. And yeah, Prospect Mike’s just posted write up agrees Yordan needs an injury.

  49. Donkey Teeth

    Donkey Teeth says:
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    June 13th

  50. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    A trade was proposed to send peraza and muncy for pederson and renfroe…. i plugged into the trade analyzer how do the “value numbers” work. ?

    Peraza is +$8.60 and Muncy is +$0.30
    Pederson is -$3.40 and Renfreo is -$2.10

    what are the dollar values based on? What is a negative valuation relative to?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ROS stats

  51. Btdrnks says:
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    Awesome as always Grey! F. Reyes or N. Mazara ROS as a 3rd OF in a 12’Team points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Mazara

  52. Trumbombs says:
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    Drop Nick Anderson to speculate on either Robles or Kelley? 12 team rotisserie league with 5×5 scoring.

    Caveat: K/9 is a scoring category. Anderson’s ratios have been sparkling, and maybe he gets a shot at the closer job soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  53. Geman says:
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    What do you think of the Atlanta closer situation? Is it worth it to grab Jackson or Webb to see if they claim the role?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d own both

  54. Lion O says:
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    Kieboom for Soroka in a dynasty? I need SP pretty bad…

    Current staff is Glasnow, Robbie Ray, Bumgarner, Lucchesi, Renaldo Lopez, Eickoff, Odorizzi, and Heaney on IL. I have been streaming to keep up with the pack. In our league you get 7 starts a week. SO, W+QS, S, ERA, WHIP, INNs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, don’t love it… You can’t get a cheapwer SP with a cheaper bat? How deep is this league? It’s fair but meh

      • Lion O says:
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        It’s 12 team with 30 roster spots. I can go cheaper for sure. Currenly have guys like H. Dozier, yandy, mcneil, tapia, ohearn, N. lowe that i can package.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then go cheaper, Lion O

  55. BBB says:
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    Looking to add a bench bet in a 12tm h2h. Prefer any over the others?:

    Heyward
    Franco
    Hosmer
    Desmond
    Choo
    Drury

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Throw some names in a hat… I guess Hosmer

  56. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Harper stunk the place up last night but booing him on april 30th when the team is in first place?

    These fans gave Pat Burrel a pass for two seasons when he was batting 220 and doing Burrell shuffle getting rung up for called strike 3 while stepping back out of the box begging for a walk. Patience paid off he is on the Wall of Fame.

    I guess, maybe it was because only hard core fans were the park as the Phillies s cked those burrell seasons and now the expactations are sky high.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burrell also slept with all the female fans to win their hearts

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        Yeah rumor has it he got more ass than a toilet seat.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I had an ex that went to college with him… He was a dog

          • Chucky says:
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            They didn’t call him “ Pat the Bat” for nuthin’

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup!

  57. frankgrimes says:
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    Is it true they shit canned your boy Mish radio show
    because of your last appearance?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Which I blame on you… We did that to him, Grimey

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Tell him he has time to watch Gomorra now!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Grimey, 1st you get me in trouble on Twitter and now you’re getting Rudy mad at me!

          • frankgrimes says:
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            I was just giving Rudy a shout out.
            Think you got jealous. Haha.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, I am an only child

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                Haha

  58. synyster says:
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    Gray, what’s a boy to do with all these disgraceful lists? Who do I lose when any of these guys come back? 8 man league redraft 6×6 H2H w/ OBP. Do I lose Meadows now and replace his DL spot with one of my bench DLs? Don’t know what to do. I assume Stanton will come back first before any of the other guys. Can you work some magic on him with your Stanton voodoo doll please? :)

    C. Alfaro,
    1. Hoskins
    2. Mondesi,
    3. Machado,
    SS. Peraza,
    OF. Dahl,
    OF. Domingo,
    OF. Gallo,
    Util. Conforto,
    Util. Vogel,
    Util. Pederson,
    DL. Stanton,
    DL. Meadows
    Bench: Yelich (DTD), Tatis (DL), Rendon (DL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ride the storm, and don’t drop any of them

  59. Twins Peaker says:
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    What’s the worst trade you’ve made? I made a BAD one.

    I traded away H. Dozier, J. Turner and D. Castillo for J. James and W. Smith.

    It’s a points keeper league so saves and holds count. And, to be honest, I accidentally left in Castillo in that deal, but still, not a fan. Not sure what I was thinking, if at all. I had so much offense and didn’t sell it high at all.

    My rationale was that these were all bench pieces and picking who to start is taxing to me.

    Any kind words about Smith or James to cheer me up? Or any bad words about Turner and Dozier?

    I’m reaching here, I know. Make lemonade for me out of these lemons!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why would you do this? Better yet, did you ask me first?

      • Twins Peaker says:
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        I didn’t. It was wrong. I know. Even 2 for 2 I lose. Not sure my rationale.

        I had no spots in my starting lineup for these two….and I….I don’t know.

        I made a mistake.

        I need Dozier to come back to his norm, Turner to get hurt again, James to remember how to pitch, Castillo to fall apart and Smith to get 50 saves. Not much to ask, is it?

        At least I have an open roster spot now.

        Ugh. #idiot

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why tho? That’s the important question for the future? Why didn’t you ask me? Was it pride?

          • Twins Peaker says:
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            Haha no, not pride. I made a deal late at night, but still, I guess I wasnt thinking straight. Felt the need to get pitching since all of my pitching has killed me.

            Lesson learned though. It’s not a season defining deal but still….

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds like you’re in a better place now

              • Twins Peaker says:
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                I Am more at peace with myself. Shanti.

                I will continue to ask mundane questions and make ridiculous comments. ?

                I always appreciate your time and help. Thank you.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Namaste

  60. Blue Devil says:
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    Are you starting Stroman @LAA tonight?

    • Cram It says:
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      I am.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  61. Bucktail30 says:
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    Dynasty keep forever OBP league…

    Trade my Buehler for Victor Robles?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  62. krazyivan says:
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    Looking at adding Reyes or Verdugo

    Would you drop any of Chavis, Franco or Pederson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franmil for Franco

  63. frankgrimes says:
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    Props to Rudy on Robles. (Amongst other things!)
    He had some early pert draft and took him maybe 6th roundish.
    I was like wuuuut?
    He was like yo dude…
    I went ok hmmmm and took him anywhere I could a round early.
    Thanks Rudy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, too bad I’m beating Rudy in the one league we’re in together, pretty handily

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Haha Me too… at least for now.

      • who got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning? you mean the league i beat you in the last 2 years and where I’ve been dealing w/ injuries (most notably, Stanton) and frigin’ Puig and you are high on Bellinger’s April? you drafted well and rooting for you bud but finish the first cup of coffee before trash talking.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sign reads, “Don’t poke bear.” Grey shrugs and *pokes bear*

          • erad says:
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            This is a most excellent exchange

            Thanks for the great site fellas!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem!

    • yw frank. hopefully stanton comes back soon and justifies all my shares of him. things looking up at least for murphy :)

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Frign’ Stanton. Harper not doing me any favors either.

  64. The Situation says:
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    @Grey: An owner dropped Swanson in my 12-team H2H, 6-category keeper league.

    In a 6×6 format (w/BBs as 6th offensive cat), who do you prefer ROS at MI- I know they have different skill sets, but overall is there a clear cut preference? And, if you were to tier them, are the tiers close?

    -Cole Tucker
    -Dansby Swanson
    -Ryan McMahon

    As always, love your stuff and @Rudy’s + the rest of the Razzball gang.

    Thanks for the consistently great work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Swanson, Tucker

  65. Perfect Game says:
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    Buehler…Buehler…Buehler.

    Was looking forward to his start against SF to get an easy line up to turn it around.

    It’s been 6 starts and he’s only been able to get to the 6th inning once, only a 6.8 K/9 and crappy ERA.

    Worried yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, I’ve been worried

      • Perfect Game says:
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        Is he someone I should try and sell and get something of value – hitter or SP? I’m in a shallow 10-teamer and my SP currently are Flaherty, Marquez, Folty, Cole, Carrasco, Buehler and Clev (IL).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends for what

  66. omar says:
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    10 team Weekly Cats 6×5 (standard + OPS):
    Give: Cruz, P. Alonso, Tatis
    Get: Stanton, Charlie Morton

    Have way too many bench bats and could use an SP. Voit and Aguilar would be my 1b rotation. Tatis is really just a bench bat. Cruz has to slot into Util to play, and I have Ohtani coming back shortly. Would probably pick up Seager or Simmons as a SS backup (Story is my starter, and he rarely takes days off).
    OF would be: Stanton, JustDong, Soto, and one of Meadows, Winker, Senzel, Reyes, Buxton

    Will probably package some other bats for more pitching down the line. Thougths? Am I giving up too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want more

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      Hold Alonso and Tatis and it’s still fair, but I’d still rather have the give side….like a lot

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        *hold alonso OR tatis

  67. Token says:
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    Trienen and Parker for Marquez? My closers would still be hicks, hand, and strop in an rcl format. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  68. RAGS says:
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    Points league with a slight skew towards RBIs and daily rosters, who’s a better last OF: Desmond, Bader, Pinder, Danny Santana or Brian Goodwin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bader

  69. Chud says:
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    Who would you rather own in a dynasty?

    Voit/Keiboom/Nate Lowe

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kieboom

  70. Uglee says:
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    Team has been riddled with injuries!

    Would you drop Choo for Franmil? Other OF is Betts, Peralta, and Eloy
    Cano for Senzel?

    Thanks as always Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Franmil

  71. Bat Flip says:
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    I own E. Escobar on my bench. Should I swap him for Senzel or hold?

    • Bat Flip says:
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      Please rank in order of preference

      E. Escobar – Senzel – Chavis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eduardo, Chavis

  72. BiglyLeagues says:
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    Franco or Franmil? (OBP league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franmil

  73. slimbo says:
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    Hey boss

    Franmil or Luis urius in a redraft?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franmil

  74. Swfcdan says:
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    3….2….1…..W Ramos or Garver?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

  75. Eddie the Mush says:
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    Lucky for me, the best closer on my team is Giles since C. Allen and LeClerc decided it would be more fun if the other team got some runs at the end of the game rather than win…trophies for everyone!
    With that being said by Kimbrel who is still sitting on my bench unsigned…S. Romo and S. Kelley are on waivers. Which one is worthy of a starting roster spot to gain some saves? As unfortunate as it seems, I lean toward Romo since there is less competition for the role…thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…I hear ya… Romo

  76. Gue says:
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    Drop Shaw or Peraza for Senzel? I have no specific needs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  77. pizza5788 says:
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    Christian walker or Michael Chavis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  78. Gant says:
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    Choose one

    Alvarado
    Neris
    Elias
    Romo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neris HHU

  79. Edd says:
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    Drop Leclerc from my roster or hold to see if he can keep the closer job? Waiver wire has Buttrey and Hansel or I could pick up Shawn Kelley and hope he’s the closer now. Or just punt on saves for now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I dropped him

  80. Omar says:
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    Standard+OPS weekly Cats.
    Tatis or Peraza ROS? Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tatis, but close

  81. crimedog says:
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    I see we settled on HR to the Izzo, the wildcard third option from last week. Nice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That made most sense to me after deliberation

  82. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    14-team OBP league. Bench bat….Rengifo or Hampson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rengifo

  83. Joel says:
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    Hey Grey, 12 team, 5×5 league. Which of Jeff McNeil, Mitch Moreland, or Amed Rosario would you drop for Nate Lowe? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

  84. citizen5 says:
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    Add Peraza (2B,SS) and drop Profar (1B,2B,3B,SS)?
    Thanks in advance,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      1000000%

  85. chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    would you trade for DAHL by giving Trevor Williams?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  86. mrm3711 says:
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    Hey Grey! Excellent write-up as always!
    Thoughts on Benintendi? He’s tough because the 20/20 guys can be right back on pace with a hot week, and his HR/FB is still low. However, it seems like a lot of his value is derived from being at the top of a good Sox offense, and the Sox offense is mediocre to bad right now.
    Would you hold and hope for better times or sell now while his high pre-season rank is still fresh in owners’ minds?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      20/20/.300 that’s who he is, that’s the thoughts

  87. CTFDW says:
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    Peraza or Castellanos ROS? I have no specifc needs. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cast

  88. kilkennybrian says:
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    Back to trying to sell high on Buehler-
    Rank these pitchers
    Buehler, Kluber, Carrasco, Noah, Wheeler, Flaherty

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber, Carrasco, Flaherty, Wheeler, Buehler

    • knucks says:
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      You’re selling low not high on Buehler right now, unless you’re saying you were impressed with last night?

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        Depends, that’s assuming we expect his value to rebound. If he follows up with another bad start or two, we could see an injury pop up or completely deflate any value. Patience isn’t always the answer.

        • knucks says:
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          We sell high on a pitcher that is pitching above expectations. You’re selling low if you sell him when he is pitching below expectations. You’d be selling even lower than you would right now if you wait until after another mediocre (or bad) start. Or if an IL stint occurs.

          Let me know what you get back for him and it’ll be easier to see what you mean. Maybe you can get back the value you spent on him at the draft? But I wouldn’t expect to get back a player who was drafted higher than him right now. Guess it depends on your league and the owners you play with.

  89. Big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty H2H 5×5 OBP

    My josh bell/Kepler for mccutchen

    Jammed at CI after, not a big Kepler fan. Worth pulling the trigger trade analyzer loves cutch..in the lineup/park could see him close to 100/27/70/10/.365

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  90. Aaron Levy says:
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    In my 12-team Yahoo mixed league with added QS, I’ve had bad luck with starters, especially with QS and ratios, and have been streaming lots of guys hoping to catch a few to hold onto for longer.

    Below is my current stock of SP with upcoming SON values. Is anyone on this list (besides Marquez and Gonzales) a possible longer hold vs a clear streamer?

    Marquez (ARI $6.5, SD $6.9)
    Gonzales (CHC $-3.6, @NYY $-2.2) — has been very solid, though low K
    Porcello (@CHW $21.3) — last few starts were solid
    Ed-Rod (@CHW $19.5, SEA $10.1) — lots of K, but oof my ratios
    Miley (@LAA $-9, @TEX $8.6) — about my only source of QS recently, OK ratios
    Gibson (@NYY $2.6, @TOR $8.6) — signs of life in the last two starts, but v BAL
    Lucchesi (LAD $9.1) — who knows??

    To give you an idea of my waiver options if that gives any context on hold v stream, here’s the only available >$4 SON options for the next few days (bleh all around)

    Lynn 5/4 TOR $6.4
    Turnbull 5/5 KC $12.3
    Teheran 5/5 @MIA $12.1
    Pineda 5/5 @NYY $7.7
    DeSclafani 5/6 SF $9.3

    Thanks. The streaming calls here are always helpful and the only reason I’m not still in dead last.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d only drop Miley

  91. bacca72 says:
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    Late one…

    Odorizzi, Bassitt, Turnbull, Aaron Sanchez. Are they all streamers at this point or would you pick one up to hold for a while?

    Drop would be a bench bat

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on league, Sanchez prolly streamer

      • Bacca72 says:
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        The one time I don’t write the league, of course…

        12 team, 5×5 OBP, sv+holds.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not surprised

  92. snarky anklebiter says:
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    Just did some very scientific research on Odor, so like 60 seconds of reading. He hit 7 homers last July, and 10 in July 2017. I think Bill Nye would agree this is proof you can cut him and hope to pick him back up at the end of June.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s Sandy Koufax!

  93. erad says:
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    LeClerc can go LeF’ himself!

    I have JoRam as a 14th round keeper but even I’m getting sick of his shizz – I’ve piqued the interest of the Bryce Harper owner with this offer:

    Harper for my JoRam and Muncy – go get Harper if he accepts?

    P.S. big fan of the word pique

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piqued, indeed

      Get Harper

  94. Cyler says:
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    Is Syndergaard a buy low candidate or do you think he just really stinks now and this is who he is?

    I’d be looking to buy low in a 10 team dynasty league but not even sure he is worth a flyer at this point.

    P.S. terrific stuff as always. And thank the heavens that Jesus is back.

    “Jo-bu hit curveball, Jesus no hit curveball.”

    “Are you saying Jesus Aguilar can’t hit a curveball?”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like Noah, but I guess price matters

      Haha, thanks!

  95. sdub says:
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    Got offered Hamels for Alvarado.

    5×5 Roto Leage (11 team) with Saves+Holds as one category.

    SPs: Bauer, Luis Castillo, Buehler, Lucchessi, Musgrove, Archer (IL)
    RPs: Hand, Colome, Alvarado, Strop, Swarzak

    Sort of leaning toward keeping Alvarado or countering with Strop+Smoak to clear some bench space. (Have Senzel as N/A, and Andujar/Archer on IL)

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go ahead, counter

  96. Frank says:
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    Drop McMahon for Spencer Turnbull?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure… Turnbull

  97. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Luke Jackson or Jeffres?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jackson

  98. Blue Devil says:
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    Who do you start tonight at 2B? T. Shaw or J. Peraza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza, don’t know their matchups tho

      • Blue Devil says:
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        Peraza @NYM (DeGrom)
        Shaw vs. Col (Senzatela)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Shaw

  99. Blue Devil says:
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    D. Dahl is available in my league.

    Would you pick him up? If yes, who would you drop off my team to grab him. Thank you.

    Ramos, Goldschmidt, Moncada, Machado, J. Polanco, Semien, H. Dozier, D. Peralta, Piscotty, Mancini, D. Smith Jr., Reddick, K. Davis, Yelich, Rendon, Castellanos

    Bauer, Taillon, L. Castillo, Glasnow, Verlander, Fried, Flaherty, Clevinger, E. Diaz, Treinen

    • Schmohawks Bob says:
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      Robles or Kelley?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Robles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, over Cast

    • crimedog says:
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      Hansel, he’s so hot right now, Hansel

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  100. Slowmez says:
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    Drop Vogelbach for Peraza? I’m really deep at 1b with Bellinger, Hoskins, Rizzo, C Walker, H Dozier, Aguila, Vogelbach and soon Murphy all eligible at the position.

    10 team ESPN 5×5 H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  101. Dr Sauce says:
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    Jesus hit our waiver wire prior to him busting out of his slump (typical owner dropped him and then he hits 2 bombs). Anyways, I was planning to put a waiver claim in for him, but then the next night an owner dropped Encarnacion. I held back my claim on Jesus; he passed through unclaimed. Questions is would ROS would you prefer Jesus or Edwin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jesus

  102. Slowmez says:
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    Trade Rizzo/Hamels for Machado/Holland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado side, might just be fair

  103. Blue Devil says:
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    Who do you start tonight at 2B? T. Shaw or J. Peraza?
    Peraza @NYM (DeGrom)
    Shaw vs. Col (Senzatela)

    D. Dahl is available in my league.

    Would you pick him up? If yes, who would you drop off my team to grab him. Thank you.

    Ramos, Goldschmidt, Moncada, Machado, J. Polanco, Semien, H. Dozier, D. Peralta, Piscotty, Mancini, D. Smith Jr., Reddick, K. Davis, Yelich, Rendon, Castellanos

    Bauer, Taillon, L. Castillo, Glasnow, Verlander, Fried, Flaherty, Clevinger, E. Diaz, Treinen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw — Cast — asked and answered before

  104. MarvPesos

    marv says:
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    Grey,

    12tm H2H cat Keeper (keep 12 of 24) (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS)

    Comments please on the following trade:

    My: Yelich, Rizzo, (Synderguard or Paxton) +1st round pick for His: Albies, Muncy, E. Rosario, Acuna, Kluber + last round pick

    is it close ?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  105. LG Baseball says:
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    Great stuff as usual Grey!

    Please rank these players in a keeper league context:

    Soto, Mondesi, Tatis Jr, Robles, Alonso

    Thanks,
    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soto, Tatis, Mondesi, Robles

  106. Gaston Loves Some David Belle says:
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    I’m getting insider information from my fantasy sports site…telling me pre-season sleeper Ronald Guzman in nearing a return. Thames has taken his place on my roster. Would you drop Thames when Guzman returns or throw Guzman into the heap of shizz which is my 14 teamer waiver wire?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  107. Silent Heat says:
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    Dynasty League: Got offered Severino for Sale. Not competing for title this year…take it or leave it?

    • Anal Hershiser says:
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      Rule #1. Always compete for the title…so Sale.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, sounds ok, I guess

  108. aardvark says:
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    I need to move segura. I’m thinking of pairing him with one of musgrove, Boyd, Paddack for Carrasco. Which/ if any would you offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco = Segura

  109. Lucky Dog says:
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    Who do you like for saves in TX? My gut says Kelley, but could it be Chris Martin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelley

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Thanks. And glad to see ya finally got the Rizzo lingo settled. There was growing concern among the fantasy hip hop community that we’d never be able to establish a proper scoring system for your write-ups otherwise.

        Boyeeeeeeeeeeee!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks for noticing!

  110. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    Is this what we waited for all these years from Vlad? Bust!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  111. Pager24 says:
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    SON hates Taillon today @TEX (-1). You startin him anyways?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  112. Lucky Dog says:
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    By the way, is this the proper form to use to express mild disappointment that you went with a fairy tale reference over the much better Zoolander reference?

    “Hansel, he’s so hot right now.”

    C’mon son – it was right there for the taking.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Someone said that in comments

      • Becky Dog says:
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        Yes, me, just now.

        What, I’m supposed to ready every damn comment?

        I’ve filed my complaint and now I’d like to speak to a manager.

        ~Becky

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, Becky, you are, cmon!

  113. Y says:
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    Romo or Minter/L. Jackson/Webb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romo

  114. Scuffy McGee says:
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    All things being equal, do you like Verdugo or Segura in 11 tm keeper? I have Mondesi at SS and so Segura is either my only bench bat or utility player. Other OF I have is Gallo, Bellinger, Hoskins, Springer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  115. slimbo says:
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    thanks for the last response

    got another one for ya, would you use the #1 waiver on franmil in a dynasty? i would have to drop odor

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  116. msh2404 says:
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    Which side:

    Bellinger/Miggy/B. Hamilton
    or
    Jo-Ram/Paxton/Doolittle

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ram/Pax, I guess, you’re throwing good money after bad tho, prolly

  117. JP says:
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    Two questions:

    1. Need one for Utility: Smoak, Verdugo, F. Reyes or Hosmer; and

    2. Would you trade Thor/Votto for Bryant/Voit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franmil 2. Bryant

  118. knucks says:
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    Pretty ecstatic about the Leclerc thing, but for a weirder reason than you might expect, especially since I own Leclerc on two NFBC teams.

    Anyways, I had Stanek in two of my 12 team daily roto lineups until right before games started. I’ve been making it a point to throw him out there recently for a few Ks and ratio stabilization, since my leagues are IP limited instead of GS limits. Anyways, I was hesitant about it this morning because I had a bad feeling about the top of that Royals lineup in the first inning. So I dropped Stanek at like 12:58 to add Chris Martin. Dodged some bloated ratios and maybe grabbed free saves *shrug emoji*

    This concludes the diary entry of a chronic rosterbator, dated May 1st 2019.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m happy to be able to drop Leclerc too

  119. aardvark says:
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    Last one gray. Should I trade Gallo and Matt Chapman for machado? My lineup would end up being

    C: Alfaro
    1st: Hoskins
    2nd: Villar/Chavis
    3rd: Machado
    SS: Bogaerts
    LF: Yelich
    CF: Acuna
    RF: JD
    Utility: Eugenio/Voit/ segura

    It’s giving a lot but my lineup would be stacked

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds ok

      • aardvark says:
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        Machado has to heat up soon right? I feel like he started slow last year as well

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think so

          • aardvark says:
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            Cool thanks gray

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

              • aardvark says:
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                Would you rather own machado or Bregman ?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Machado, but close

  120. Nature Boy says:
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    Drop Winker for Christian Walker? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Walker

  121. Mex says:
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    Buehler, are we worried enough to stay away from altogether or look to buy low?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buy low

      • Mex says:
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        Would one of :

        1) Flaherty
        2)Domingo
        3). H Dozier

        Be fair offers, too much, not enough ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d try Dozier

          • Mex says:
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            Thanks…just curious how would you rank those 3?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              There’s no ranking them, I’d send Dozier, that’s it

              • Mex says:
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                Thanks

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

      • Play Ball says:
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        Would you rather have Glasnow or Buehler ROS in a standard roto (use QS instead of wins) redraft league?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Glasnow

          • Play Ball says:
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            Would Folty and Buehler be too much to offer the Glasnow owner? My other SP are Carrasco, Flaherty, Marquez, Cole, Folty

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, meh

              • Play Ball says:
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                Have a little FOMO should Glasnow turn into last years’ Snell

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I know

  122. prey879 says:
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    Trade Luke Voit for Eduardo Rodriguez? Or meh? 12 tm 5×5 (OBP, QS, and SV+H)

    C – James McCann
    1b – Freddie Freeman
    2b – Albies
    3b – Kris Bryant
    SS – Mondesi
    OF – Betts, Soto, Domingo
    Util – Pete Alonso
    Bench: Dahl, Chavis, Luke Voit

    SP: Flaherty, Carrasco, Bieber, Paddack, Caleb Smith, Clevinger(IL)
    RP – Diego Castillo, Ryan Pressly, Blake Parker, Neris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  123. Jason Murray says:
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    Someone dropped Alvarado in my 12 team H2H league. Do I drop either Minter or Robles to pick him up? I could also speculate and pick up Kelley or Jackson for saves instead. Thanks for the advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minter

  124. Dr Y says:
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    Corey Seager was dropped in my 10 team h2h league. I probably can’t play him anywhere currently, but would just be a speculate bench bat, hoping he turns it around. Would you give up your only streaming spot on Seager?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  125. Stuey says:
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    Buelher for Carpenter & Muncy…which side do you like in an OBP / QS league? Trade Analyzer has a slight advantage for the Carp/Muncy side, but I think I disagree.

    You guys rock. Thanks for all your work on this site.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem!

      I’d take Buehler, but it’s fair

  126. Dave D says:
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    Moreland takes Fiers deep. I love it. Moreland=money. I can’t blame him for not leading me to 1st place in any league. He’s doing great work for a 30th round guy. You hear that K. Bryant?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know! Called it in today’s post too

      • Dave D says:
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        Yes, you did! Wouldn’t it be funny if he finished with 35-40 dingers and 100 RBI?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It would be something, surprising for sure

          • Dave D says:
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            9 HR 19RBI through 31 games is a nice clip. Can’t complain. Now if only ODB actually plays a game and does something…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d take some ODB action too

  127. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey,

    Weaver, soroka, matz, eickhoff or german ROS?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz

  128. Probse says:
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    Neris or Alvarado ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neris

  129. Token says:
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    Marquez or kershaw ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      German

  130. Stream Weaver says:
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    Still buying Tapia? Drop Heyward for him? Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  131. Brett says:
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    Who has the greater upside? G Polanco or Mazara. 6×6 with ops the extra category.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mazara

  132. Ivan Make Basket says:
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    Moreland homered again good call. The sox are heating up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  133. bigbear says:
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    Giles and Taillon or Lowe and Walker?

    • bigbear says:
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      Another league – Brasier for Walker?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Apples/oranges

        • bigbear says:
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          Yeah, need saves but have some 1B/Util depth.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowe who

      • bigbear says:
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        Brandon… Forgot there’s a new guy in town.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I would’ve guessed Nate

  134. Bat Flip says:
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    Not sure what to make of the Jo-Ram ROS projection of 75/22/74/20/.278. I think the SB will be there, but don’t know how he does it.

    Going back to August, September of last season and April of this season he’s hit a total of 9 HR with an AVG of .245, .174 and .191.

    His hard hit profile is similar to last two years, but ISO is .096. Prior to 2017 is was typically in the mid-100’s.

    What do you think his line will be, Grey? Is he like a Starling Marte now – HR’s in the mid to high teens with 30-35 SB?

      • Bat Flip says:
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        Thanks, Grey. Make me do a little more work…love it! :)

        Would you trade P. Alonso for Jo-Ram? Here’s my lineup in shallow 10-team standard roto.

        C Ramos
        1B Hoskins
        2B Albies
        3B Vlad
        SS Story
        OF Yelich
        OF Acuna
        OF E. Rosario
        UTIL Mondesi
        UTIL P. Alonso
        BENCH E. Escobar

        My other two bench spots are used for pitching.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Jo-Ram, but could backfire

          • Bat Flip says:
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            What about for Lindor instead?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d take Lindor

          • Bat Flip says:
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            Tempting to deal for Jo-Ram, but you’re right…can backfire and is risky.

            I do have an offer where I take Rizzo for Alonso. Should I take that one?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Apples/apples

              • Bat Flip says:
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                I’m still letting this marinade in my head and have entered into the paralysis of analysis zone. Here’s my lineup once again, including my pitching. Would you enthusiastically take Jo-Ram for Walker Buehler OR Vlad or hold?

                C Ramos
                1B Hoskins
                2B Albies
                3B Vlad
                SS Story
                OF Yelich
                OF Acuna
                OF E. Rosario
                UTIL Mondesi
                UTIL P. Alonso
                BENCH E. Escobar

                SP Marquez, Flaherty, Buehler, Folty, Carrasco, Cole, Clev (IL)

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Enthusiastically? I don’t want to own him, why would it be enthusiastically?

                  • Bat Flip says:
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                    No doubt reassurance it would be a good move, which it sounds like an enthusiastic “no”.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, no

    • Cram It says:
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      Welcome to Razzball.

  135. Brett says:
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    12 team league daily moves 6×6 with ops and holds.

    I have both Mazara and G Polanco on my bench.

    Current staff: Snell, Flaherty, Bieber, Paddack, Strahm, Yu, Parker, Leclerc, Chapman, Brasier.

    I have an open roster spot.

    Would you trade G Polanco for Pressly? I have an open roster spot I could pick up a player like Seranthony or Maeda. Would you make the trade and who would you pick up based on your feedback on the trade option.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  136. dontbichetteme says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Trying to decide what to do with my closer carousel. Started the year with Yates, Iglesias, Alvarado and A.Miller. Since then I dealt Yates for Corbin(couldnt pass that up),dropped Miller and grabbed Neris and Elias. The only solid closer I have is Iglesias. Alvarado easily seems like the best arm in the TB bullpen but apparently Cash doesnt think so.
    Debating dropping Elias. Best available RP are Swarzak, D.Castillo, Pagan, Robles, S. kelley, S.Dominguez, Barnes, L.Jackson
    Do you like any of those more than Elias?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robles over Elias

  137. kilkennybrian says:
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    Start M gonzales (CHC, -3) Vs. CHC? Robot hates it, but it’s a 12 team league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  138. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Grey!

    Trade Kris Bryant for Paddack in deep std roto dynasty? I own Bryant and am competing this year. Love Paddack but the return seems light, even considering Bryant’s recent past.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  139. Cohen says:
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    Drop Webb or Buttrey to pick up Ian Kennedy or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  140. ryanoger says:
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    10 team

    Util spot lose Muncy or Jose Peraza for Franmil or hold?

    thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  141. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    10-team points league (if applicable): Senzel or Christian Walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  142. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    10-team points league (if applicable): Senzel or Christian Walker?

  143. I am the Walrus says:
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    Grey,
    Are you coming around on D. Smith Jr? Viable in 12 teamers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really

  144. Nick Markakis says:
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    When Jesus Aguilar was good last year, my friend and I nicknamed him “The King of Kings” because…he’s Jesus. Hoo-Hah! (Gray Albright laugh).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      More of a cackle

  145. kilkennybrian says:
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    Pick a side:

    Buehler and E Escobar

    Quintana and GHolland

    10 team, 5×5 roto daily

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buehler

  146. Daze says:
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    Hey Grey
    10 team league
    Here are my needs. SB”s RBII”s and Saves
    Would you drop either Choo or Ed-Rod for any below
    I do have Senzel on my bench
    Peraza -Steals
    Chavis -RBIs
    Robles -Saves
    Pagan-Saves
    Martin-Saves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza, Robles

      • Daze says:
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        Who would you drop for either one
        Choo or Ed-Rod
        Thanks
        I would be leaning more on Robles Then Peraza because of Senzel

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Choo

          • Daze says:
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            Cool thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  147. Big W says:
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    Hey Grey,

    5×5 deep league (20 teams) standard….

    Sending Kyle Hendricks and receiving Max Kepler. I have pitching depth.

    fair trade or is one side winning?

    Thanks,

    Big W

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  148. Cram It says:
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    F’n Tanaka…and Stanek. I can’t even with my ‘Perts league pitching. @#$%^&!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, wait until you drop Tanaka and he’s lights-out

      • Cram It says:
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        I’m not dropping him, or Joey Meatballs. I’m gonna go down with the ship if they’re the reason.

  149. tigersharkz says:
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    Yep, Snell’s fine. Recovering from a broken toe in 10 days happens all the time in real life.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  150. Random Collmenter says:
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    I think I own the only team to have Bellinger and be in LAST FUCKING PLACE.

    5×5 roto with QS. Redraft, 12 teams.

    Was offered Segura, Thor, and Christian Walker for Treat Urner. What do you think?

    Here’s my team:
    C: Barnes
    1: Vogelbach
    2: Profar
    3: J Turner
    SS: Kieboom
    OFs: Bellinger, Conforto, Billy Hamilton
    U: Jorge Polanco
    BN/IL: Corey Seager, Chavis, Swiggy, Judge, Trea

    SPs: Bauer, Carrasco, Taillon, Mikolas, Matz, Keller, Darvish
    RPs: Hader, Strop, Neris

    Thoughts? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not easy to pull that one off… I think you need to take that deal and lose Profar

  151. Audacity of Schoop says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto

    Start McHugh @Min? SON has it at $2.8

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  152. JakeDaSnake says:
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    Ops
    Avg
    Hr
    RBI
    Sb
    R

    H2h
    Been offered K Bryant for T Anderson. Y/N?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Bryant

  153. Db says:
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    StartIng mikolas @wash?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  154. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I just heard that Nick Senzel is getting called up either tomorrow or Friday and I need to make a corresponding move. Who should I drop:

    Yandy Diaz or Freddy Galvis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Galvis

  155. Brett says:
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    Do you think c mart gets holds when he returns? Maybe the 8th inning guy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe, or 7th

  156. Jordan Otte says:
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    Going back to last April, I bet Taillon’s ERA the first six innings is half of what it is after six. Whoever the hell is in charge of pulling him every game, sure does a shit job. What’s worse, the same thing seems to be true of Musgrove. Lights out for six innings, gives up a couple hits…AND THE JACKASSES LEAVE HIM IN! dafuq??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C**nt Hurdle!

  157. jt says:
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    start Nikolas @wash, montas @pirates or gibson @yankees?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montas

  158. prey879 says:
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    Same team, different trade offer.

    Would you trade Domingo & Bieber for Walker Buehler? 12 tm 5×5 (OBP, QS, and SV+H)

    C – James McCann
    1b – Freddie Freeman
    2b – Albies
    3b – Kris Bryant
    SS – Mondesi
    OF – Betts, Soto, Domingo
    Util – Pete Alonso
    Bench: Dahl, Chavis, Luke Voit Eloy (IL)

    SP: Flaherty, Carrasco, Bieber, Paddack, Caleb Smith, Clevinger(IL)

  159. Jt says:
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    Start mikolas @wash, montas @pirates, or Gibson @yankees or none?

  160. Crazy J says:
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    Can’t believe Kimbrel didn’t just take the qualifying offer. He’s not going to get his price and they have to compensate draft picks. He couldn’t take the 1 year deal and go FA the next?

    I am the bigger idiot for holding a roster space for him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya, I have him too

      • krazyivan says:
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        How much longer should I burn a spot on Yasiel Puig? He can’t be traded for anything and he just gets worse every week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

      • Crazy J says:
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        I sent Gallo and H. Dozier away to obtain Bregman. Is there like a group hug thing, like there is the prayer hexagon? I just need to know that everything will be alright!

        So far in my one auction league I’ve also traded away Bellinger, T. Anderson, Castillo, and Ryu.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re a good J, J and everything will be all right…

          • Crazy J says:
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            Haha, watching the Mondesei (whom I am LOVING!) HR replay and that stadium is just EMPTY. So sad.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, two games for one too!

              • Crazy J says:
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                Ugh, Chase Anderson you’re disappointing me!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  He’s hurt

  161. AllTheDudaDay says:
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    Got offered Mookie for JV in a 16 team H2H points league. My OF is weak – Mazara, Laureano, Nimmo, Eloy. Pitching has been doing well with Kershaw, Castillo, C. Smith, Musgrove and Gonzales (until tonight). Also have Nelson on IL. Should I take this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Betts

  162. Joshua Wasylyk says:
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    Grey – pick a side (16 team mixed root, 21 man roster (1 C, 3 OF, no CI/MI, keep 8 for life, no salaries).

    Side A: Ozzie, Realmuto, Morton, Price
    Side B: deGrom, Joc, Alfaro, C. Hernandez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albies

  163. The Other JC says:
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    My RP are Strop, Parker, Braiser and Ottavino. Saves and holds are separate categories. H2h league. I have been offered either Iglesias or W Davis for Ottavino.

    1. I may be able to snipe holds with waiver claims so I am not above dealing Ottavino for one of his guys. Agree or hold? If agree, which one has the best longer term potential?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree, either… Raisel first

      • The Other Coakley says:
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        Avoid Coors in the summer! Gracias

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          De nada!

  164. Anderson project says:
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    Grey

    Not sure why you dont like T Anderson but love Mondesi?

    They are practically the same player with Mondesi have a touch more speed.

    Both fast can steal 30, both have 20 hr power, but SO alot, both dont walk a ton.

    • Grey

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      I love Anderson

      • Anderson project says:
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        They both should have about same value correct?

        • Cram It says:
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          If you mean that one ranked as a top 20 bat and one ranked around 100 as same value, then sure.

          • Crazy J says:
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            Grey’s preseason projections:

            Mondesei 91/20/71/40 .249 rank 19 overall
            Anderson 72/21/84/24 .248 rank 88 overall

            Adding to what Cram said.

          • Anderson project says:
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            I am asking why, not just throwing one guys pre season predictions?

            What are the other numbers that subject that?

            Walk rate is close, speed is close, hr power is close, avg/ OBP are close?

            • Cram It says:
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              Yeah, after 1 month? Mondesi should finish considerably higher ranked than Anderson when the season is done. Maybe it’s wrong, maybe it’s right, but the “why” has been discussed ad nauseam for the last 3 months.

              • Anderson project says:
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                Its not just 1 month, even their minor league numbers are similar.

                The only difference is Mondesi half of season last year. Yet Anderson still had a 20 hr and 26 steals.

                So are you calling Anderson hot start a fluke and not Mondesi last year?

                I am just trying to figure why? Or if there are other numbers that project him being that much better.

                Its an honest and fair question.

                • kilkennybrian says:
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                  Fair point by Anderson.

                  Honestly, Mondesi has 40+ steal speed, Anderson doesn’t.

                  Also, Anderson was looking like a .235-.240 hitter till this month. Mondesi has better hit took projections than that. But I get your point.

                • Cram It says:
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                  It’s a fair question, but we are way past minor league numbers and again it’s been covered and talked about extensively regarding Mondesi. Go read Grey’s or anyone’s take on Mondesi.

  165. josh freeman says:
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    Worth dropping A. Jones for Senzel?
    Drop Puig for Senzel?

    • Grey

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      Jones

  166. buster moon says:
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    Cesar Hernandez or Odor?

    • Grey

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      Odor

      • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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        pretty yuck on odor when this even gets asked. i own odor all over the land so i know how bad, but yuck.

        • Grey

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          I know, terrible

  167. William Hung says:
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    Kapler heard you picking Neris throughout peoples’ Q&As and decided to mix it up and use Neris to get one out in the 6th inning…

    • Grey

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      Haha, yup!

  168. Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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    wow, that pollock injury isn’t good, they’re having to remove the metal stuff that was input due to a previous elbow injury, and it sounds like the infection had something to do with that. wonder just how bad this would’ve been had it not been taken care of quickly, like let’s say he played for the mess here. might’ve lost a whole arm when you add in how most of these professional athletes actually lobby to “play through it” constantly. this would of course have made the “how many polaks does it take to put in a lightbulb with only one arm” joke kinda weird.

    • Grey

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      Ha, true

  169. Cohen says:
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    With Pollock injury being more serious, who do u like more ros
    Verdugo or Soler?

    • Grey

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      Soler

  170. The Other JC says:
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    So this happened….instead of his Iglesias for my Ottavino straight up, he added his Hamilton for my A Jones.

    I could use steals so I think I can endure his BA. in fact, I may like both his guys Better than mine.. You?

    • Grey

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      Billy Hamilton? It’s fine, you can’t really start him every day tho

      • JC says:
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        Looking at Rich Hill on the wire. I would have to drop one of:

        Winker, Polanco, Chavis, Jones

        What say you?

        • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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          should say which jones and polanco.

          • JC says:
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            My bad.

            Adam Jones and Gregory Polanco

  171. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    deep 16 teamer with QS. drop t.richards or kelly first to stream. guys such as thornton, black sab, p.lopez, means, many bathrooms are the available streamers. and duplantier/jefry rod (who both sound back soonish)

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      2. in AL only with saves and holds sold separately have pressly, buttrey, barnes and swarzak. noticed swarzak’s utterly horrible FIP numbers. nab hansel and gretel here over him or just stick it. eventually c.allen probably supplants the LAA job again though. having said that swarzak doesn’t always get the SEA saves anyway.

  172. Crazy J says:
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    Dave Roberts… King of the matchups. *sigh*

    • Crazy J says:
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      I’m going to stay up ’til midnight to figure out who is really closing for the Halos. :p

      • Crazy J says:
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        The closer carousel goes round and round…

  173. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? I got a disaster going down in my infield with Turner and Rendon on the shelf. Currently rostering Peraza (still holding on) and Tucker. In my UTIL position I have Bauers. That suggests a couple of questions…

    (A) I currently have Shaw playing 1B/3B. Should I drop Peraza or Tucker for Kelvin Gutierrez and move Shaw back to 2B or SS?

    (B) Would you cut Bauers for either Gutierrez, Tapia, of Reddick?

    (C) There is no c.

    (D) Is adding Shawn Kelley more valuable than streaming a starting pitcher?

    Appreciate your input. I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but I know you like both artists so just wanted to see.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7A1utb0NrHU

    • Grey

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      A) nah B) Reddick D) nah — this is my jam!

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