Yesterday, Gary Sanchez went 3-for-6, 6 RBIs with his 4th, 5th and 6th homer, hitting .258.  “Thanks,” said Gary Sanchez’s owner from 2018, and I believe he was being sarcastic. You know how when you’re walking on the sidewalk and try to avoid stepping on the cracks because of the harm it will cause to your mother’s back?  Then as you’re OCD-stepping around the cracks, you get off-step and start only stepping on cracks, and your mom texts you, “My back!”  That’s what it must feel like for Sanchez’s 2018 owners.  I know how you feel because that’s how it feels right now for me with Rougned Odor.  I’m out in 2018 when Odor is decent, then in for this year’s abomination.  When I’m supposed to avoid, I don’t and, when I’m supposed to be in on them, I’m not.  FMFBBL!  If you have Sanchez, well done, it looks like you’re back in for the good Gary.  “Did someone say ‘back?'”  Sorry, mom!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

CC Sabathia – Will rejoin the Yanks’ rotation for upcoming series vs. the White Sox.  What an O. Henry-like twist for CC.  His return means the Yanks have to get rid of Lasagna.

J.A. Happ – 4 1/3 IP, 2 ER vs. the O’s, ERA at 6.48.  Don’t want to yell fire in the theater of Razzball, but Happ’s got me panicked.  Don’t know what’s going on with him, but about to alter the bumper sticker on my VW to “Happ Happens.”

Clint Frazier – 4-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homer, and three homers in the last two games.  I put in a FAAB bid for Frazier in one deeper mixed league.  Did I get him?  Let’s go to the video tape! *stares at video of me refreshing my browser window*

Gleyber Torres – 2-for-5, 3 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .371.  I usually don’t back off preseason calls so quickly, but I’m just about ready to rip up my Gleyber overrated stance.  My big worry was a crowded infield, but, with injuries, he’s never leaving the lineup.  Honestly, the entire Yanks’ team might get to 30 homers just facing the O’s.

Aaron Judge – 0-for-4 as the Yankees scored 15 runs.  At least buy me dinner first, if you’re gonna be such a ticker tease.

Chris Davis – 0-for-his-last-44, hitting .000.  A Marvel movie I’d want to see:  Infinity War, Baseball Edition:  Chris Davis vs. Trevor Rosenthal.

Steven Matz – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 0.87 vs. Patrick Corbin – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.75.  Okay, couple quick points here since I watched this game (I realize I need to start watching games other than the Mets).  Gary Cohen said Matz’s ability to get through the 1st two innings unscathed could be a turning point for his entire season, and I agree.  Or he will just struggle in the opening innings all year.  I don’t know.  But it did seem like a light switch flipped for him after the 2nd inning and he started attacking hitters more.  Final point, it says a lot why he’s a number five fantasy starter and Corbin’s a number one when you see Corbin (6 IP, 3 ER) had 9 Ks thru 5 IP and had thrown 69 pitches (nice) and Matz was out of the game with 103 pitches.  Needs to be more economical.  Okay, one final final point, Corbin’s earned run line might not look as good as Matz’s for this game, but Corbin pitched a much better game.

Zack Wheeler – 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 10.24.  After the five-run 2nd inning, I checked my teams to see if I owned Zach Wheeler instead of Zack Wheeler.  No luck.

Pete Alonso – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .382.  If you haven’t seen Alonso homer yet, you should check out some clips.  The other day, he lunged, off-balance, and knocked one out to the deepest part of the field.  Only thing that can stop Alonso is a good old fashioned Home Run Derby curse.

Michael Conforto – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .351.  Should count for a half a home run because it came off the Nats’ bullpen.

Anthony Rendon – 1-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .433.  Bummed out like Evan Gattis 1.0 that I don’t own Rendon anywhere.

Brock Holt – Hit the IL because his son poked him in his eye.  This is what happens when you let a TV babysit your kids and the Three Stooges comes on.

David Price – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 6.00.  The defending champs’ pitching staff looks in midseason form.  By which I mean, they all look like they could use a five day break for the All-Star Game.

Matt Barnes – 2 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 0.00.  Live with me for a second, on one team where I have Hader and Barnes, I have a 0.97 WHIP in 104 IP.  Either way, Ryan Brasier (1 IP, 0 ER) recorded his 2nd save, and this could be a 60/40 committee this year in favor of Brasier, which is surprising because a Brasier seems better suited for Holds.

Merrill Kelly – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.57.  Sonavabench!  Damn, I am getting sonavabenched left and right early on.  If Kelly was going to show something, he couldn’t have done it in his 1st start and not the one vs. the Sawx?  Alas, Streamonator likes Kelly’s next start, and I could see streaming him.

Adam Conley – 0 IP, 1 ER and the loss, ERA at 5.40, as he got the save on Saturday, when Sergio Romo was used in a tie game.  The good news is it feels like most of the closerousels are on teams that won’t provide a ton of chances.  The bad news is I have a closer problem and picked up Conley while also owning Romo.

Walker Buehler – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 6.75.  Gonna try to ignore that I got sonavabenched by him and focus on the positive that he pitched well in Coors.  *after two seconds* Okay, I can’t ignore that he was on my bench!  WTF!  He couldn’t have pitched well his 1st time out so I started him here?

Max Muncy – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .250.  That’s three more home runs than games he appeared in at this time last year, but you still drafted him this year, so why exactly do you want to drop him?

Cody Bellinger – 3-for-4, 4 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .455.  No joke, dude is goofy hot right now.

Ryan McMahon – Hit the DL with an elbow strain.  Dude can’t catch a break.  Well, he can’t, it’s a strain.  Mark Reynolds stands to see more PT, which is prolly just all right with the Rockies.  They love themselves players 5-6 years past their prime.

David Dahl – Out with what appeared to be an oblique injury.  Never would’ve seen an injury coming to Dahl.  *douses self in gasoline*  Hey, my matches are wet, can you give me a hand?

Carlos Carrasco – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 7.71.  Solid bounce back start vs. one of the worst teams in the history of baseball that has somehow won three games.  I see, they beat the Tigers and O’s, two other historically terrible teams.  Parity, it is just a word you need Dictionary.com to define.

Mike Clevinger – 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 0.00.  Start everyone against the Jays.  Nah, call them the Blue Kays.

Yandy Diaz – 1-for-4 and a slam (3) and legs (1), hitting .303.  This guy is the size of a monster truck and stealing bases?  *holds handkerchief to head and faints*  I’m sorry, kind gentleperson, are you a young Ryan Braun while he was on PEDs?  I will call you Ryandy Brauniz.  Check please, that was terrible.  I possibly neglected to put Diaz in my Friday Buy/Sell because I don’t know if he’s owned in less than 50% of leagues, but I’d own Yandy in every league.

Yonny Chirinos – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 0.75.  I’d start anyone against his opponent yesterday, the Aints, but this is his 2nd straight solid start, and he gets the Blue Kays next.  Giddy up!

Ronald Guzman – Hit the IL and Patrick Wisdom was recalled. “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing, like when you used $12 of FAAB to pick up Ronald Guzman.” — Socrates Burrito.

Mike Trout – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .393.  Hey, this guy could have a future!

Miguel Sano – Could begin his rehab assignment within a week, which means he could be disappointing us again within three weeks.  Bringing his brand of un-joy your way soon!

Michael Pineda – 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.00.  Raise your hand if you had the cojones to start Pineda in Philly.  *keeps hand lowered, bug flies just above head, bug lands in hair and fornicates with other bugs*  How long until I can raise my hand?

Max Kepler – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .265, and a home run in three consecutive games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Zach Eflin – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 0.75.  I talked about wanting to write a sleeper post for Eflin in the preseason, which, brucely, is enough, amiright?  No?  Okay, but I do like him a lot.

Hector Neris – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save, ERA at 3.86.  Gabe Kapler can’t not go to Neris as his closer at least once a year.  Double negatives be damned!

Mike Fiers – 1 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.94 vs. Brad Peacock – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.63.  This matchup was billed as, “This safari is so effin’ hot there’s Peacock/Fiers.”

Robbie Grossman – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer as he hits leadoff while Ramon Laureano (2-for-4, 2 runs) hits eighth because he tried to pork Bob Melvin’s wife.

Chad Pinder – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Fun fact!  Pinder was the working title for the Jodie Foster movie, The Accused.  (Now I’m going to hell; I hope you’re happy.)

Matt Moore – Left Saturday’s game with a knee sprain.  Would’ve thought he gave birth to a calf injury.  Ya know, because his nickname is Ma-Moo.

Tyson Ross – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  He feels like Matt Shoemaker, Part Two.  Call him The Deucemaker!   I liked Tyson Ross in the preseason, and own him.  It’s a deep league, however, and I would use the Streamonator for him.

Shane Greene – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 7th save, ERA at 0.00.  S.G. putting the s’s and g’s in SAGNOF.

Lucas Giolito – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.73.  Here’s his great 1st start moving into this start:  “Man, this chocolate-covered peanut butter cup is great.”  *looks up to see a naked butt squatting above the plate*  Your Reese’s is feces.

Daniel Vogelbach – 3-for-4, 6 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homer, and four homers in the last four games.  Sign I have too many teams:  I went to waivers to try to pick up Vogelbach and he was owned…by me!  Enough about me, because you people obviously don’t care, you ingrates!  I would grab Vogelbach in every league in case this is his breakout.  If nothing else, he’s a definite hot schmotato.

Tim Anderson – 4-for-5, 1 run, hitting .560.  He’s so hot he could singlehandedly defrost Ted Williams’ head.

Alex Reyes – Optioned to Triple-A.  The Cards optioned down Reyes because they can’t option down their entire bullpen, and thought Reyes could send up some tips for the other guys.

Matt Strahm – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 7.04.  Better than his 1st start, but two Ks is super bleh and I’m not going back in yet on Strahm.  Let the boys be boys!

Chris Paddack – 3 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners (4 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 1.04 vs. Michael Wacha – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 11 baserunners (8 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 1.54.  Since neither pitcher is known for wildness and they had 12 walks combined, I’m going with they were getting squeezed like an ingénue near Harvey Weinstein.

Sean Newcomb – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 1.64.  This start was against the Marlins, so I’m not drawing any major conclusions, but the Streamonator does love his next start.  So, wouldn’t hate if you went with the Newc’lear option.

Dansby Swanson – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .346.  Him and Moncada racing to catch up with their hype.

Freddie Freeman – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .419, and hitting over-.400 in the last week with one homer.  See what I did there?  It’s still early!

Caleb Smith – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.09.  Was a bit of a gnarly matchup in Atlanta, but he showed why I like him the best out of all the Marlins’ starters, and own him in my RCL league (12-team mixed).

Arodys Vizcaino – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 2.25 as he was the escape goat.  Mean’s while, Craig Kimbrel picked up his phone, thinking it was ringing, but his wife was listening to Young Lust by Pink Floyd.

Josh Hader – 2 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 Ks, ERA at 0.00 and his 5th save.  I hope Hader’s not married to having an arm, because the two and two-thirds inning save is the Widowmaker.

Willson Contreras – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .364.  A depressed guy saddles up to the bar, “Let me get one ‘Drafted Contreras in 2018.'”  A bartender, wiping a glass out with a towel, replies, “We’re only serving ‘Drafted Sanchez in 2018’ today.”

Kyle Hendricks – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 6.48.  The Cubs and Red Sox are going to be facing off in a one-game playoff in October to decide who gets the 1st pick in next year’s amateur draft.

Jason Heyward – 0-for-3, but, on Saturday, he had a double slam (2, 3) and double legs (1, 2), which hasn’t happened for the Cubs since 1906.  Baseball was a different game in 1906.  Players wore their protective cups, not on their groins, but on their faces, to avoid the plague, and players had caddies, similar to what you see in golf.  A baseball caddy would stand three feet behind the batter at the plate and describe the action.  This later became the announcer.  Any hoo!  Heyward was on my bench for his historic game…*opens window, plunges out window, falls three feet down into a rose bush*….Goddamn, that hurts!  Maybe Heyward has finally figured out where his once-prodigous power and speed has gone, and tapped it.  In that case, I would grab him.

Trevor Williams – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  Elias Sports Bureau said this is the first time Trevor Williams gave up earned runs since last June, or thereabouts.  Elias phoning it in this year!

Josh Bell – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .310.  If you don’t think Saberhagenmetrics exist, ask the guy who just saddled up to the bar with the 2018 owners of Contreras and Sanchez, ordering a ‘Drafted Josh Bell in 2018.’

Adam Frazier – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer, hitting .333, and a caught stealing, which is more there than here, but I like that he’s thinking about steals.  Bit schmotatoey, bit just solid-overall-if-boring performer.  (This is a super, exciting build-up for him, huh?)

Anthony DeSclafani – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 6.75.  He wants to be called Tony Disco.  Well, disco is dead.

Scott Schebler – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .138.  Now he just needs to hit 25 more and it will make sense why he’s the one player I drafted in every league.

Derek Dietrich – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homer, hitting .278.  After he homered, he must’ve thought he was auditioning for the mash-up of A Christmas Story and Hustle & Flow, because he pimped the homer while lamping.  However, Chris Archer (6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.45) must’ve been listening to 50 Cent’s Get Dietrich or Die Tryin’ because, in Dietrich’s next at-bat, Archer threw behind him and the benches cleared and Yasiel Puig (0-for-2, hitting .133) got his 5th, 6th and 7th hits on the season.  I thought Puig was a licker, not a fighter.

  1. P says:
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    Awesome write up! Brasier or Swazark for saves?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Brasier for me

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        For saves? Swarzak May be the solo closer in SEA, Brasier at best is the bulk guy. Swarzak for me on saves alone.

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Its close for me but I think Brasier is actually good and not so sure about swarzak. That said, they’re both getting saves right now so cant knock either too hard…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Gonna go Swarzak, but it’s a tossup

  2. Brian says:
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    With E5 at DH, bruce at 1st, Domingo/smith/haniger in the of…where does vogelbach play and get enough abs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Assuming you’re not dropping anyone that worthwhile, he’s an upside play… Has limited PT right now

    • cg says:
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      I’d imagine, like tonight Vogel sees most at bats vs RHP and Domingo, Haniger, Edwin, Bruce and Vogel all sit on occasion vs LHP. I think that was the plan early in the year as well, but Ichiros two games made it seem like they weren’t going to go that route when in reality that was just because they had to play Ichiro.

  3. toolshed says:
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    Worried about happ too. Has been so good and undervalued until i finally own him. He could even go 5 vs the O’s in both starts. He is 36 and maybe this is the year he falls off of the cliff. Not too many pitchers age like verlander.

    Quintana! He has been a dumpster fire for 2 years. Cut him in a 14 teamer for m kelly?

    Schoop looks like a trainwreck too. Is he a cut or should I hold. Was looking at vogelbach or tapia if Dahl is out and he probably will be fir a while with an oblique. Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d give Quintana one more start but wouldn’t blame you for making the move…

    • peacecoast says:
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      yes cut for kelly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For R. Kelly? I’m holding Quintana for another start… I’d hold Schoop for now

  4. Blue Devil says:
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    Would you drop Barnes or T. Williams?

    T. Glasnow and J. Musgrove are available in the league. 8 team H2H 5X5

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Both

      • Blue Devil says:
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        Here are the pitchers available in the league.

        Chirinos, Eflin, Glasnow, German, Rodon, Keller, Musgrove, Kikuchi, Ross, Paddack. If I drop Barnes and T. Williams, which two would you pick up?

        H2H, 8 team 5×5

        Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Williams for Glasnow — your league is shallow, play matchups

  5. Blue Devil says:
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    Would you make this trade?

    I would trade:
    Jose Berrios, Min SP
    Victor Robles, Wsh CF

    I would get:
    Justin Verlander, Hou SP
    Eloy Jimenez, CWS LF

    8 team H2H 5X5

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yes

  6. Roll of SAGNOF, Hear my cry says:
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    I traded Josh Hamilton and Homer Bailey for Chris Davis and Max Scherzer in Chris Davis’s breakout season. Was that 2013?

    Wow what times.

  7. Vash says:
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    JD Davis….what do you think so far? Pick up?

    Where can he play once Lawrie Comes back?

    • Cram It says:
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      He’s not seeing everyday at bats.

      • Vash says:
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        I’m enchanted with his exit velocity…. But no pt.

        I am not sure if it will happen, but I guess no point grabbing him until something happens more definitive.

        No place to play once Lowrie and Frazier come back…I can see him playing ahead of Frazier, but not Lowrie who was their “Big Fish.”

        • Cram It says:
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          He’s worth a look if he gets PT, or if your bench is deep enough that you can platoon him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  8. muskysmell says:
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    1) So last year, Dansby Swanson hit 14 hrs but 7 of them came in the last 55 games. This year he’s continued to mash. But this time he’s not only continuing to hit for power, his walks and K’s are dead even showing some maturity at the plate (albeit limited sample size, but still a great sign).

    This kid is a former #1 draft pick and a former Top 5 MLB prospect. He’s always profiled to be an advanced hitter and at 25, I can see the power being legit. He should be an insta-add in all leagues just in case this could be a true breakout.

    2) I have to start 2 of the 3, who you got?

    Tyler Glasnow @ CHW
    Eduardo Rod vs BAL
    Miles Mikolas vs LAD, @CIN (in Mexico)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      1) Nah, not an insta-add in all leagues. Should be better options in shallow leagues still, but Dansby does head to Coors this week so he’s a good option regardless.

      2) Glasnow, Mikolas for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I’m adding him 2. Glasnow, Ed-Rod

  9. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great write-up, recap, everything!

    a. Gary did me in, 3X. It’s like Jim Morrison said – ‘Love me one time, could not speak. Love me two times, yeah my knees got weak. Love me three times, Oh, man. Gary has done you in.’

    b. Need to shore my pitching and boost Ks. Any good way to do that? Last year I lucked on to Verlander and he was a K machine. Was hoping Paxton would be Verlander 2018 in 2019. You know who is Verlander 2018 in 2019? Verlander 2019.

    c. Man, I’ve got Dahl, Story, Beckham and I don’t know who else potentially on the IL with only 1 IL spot left. Another 3 weeks for TreaT. Man, I hope you’re wrong about Dahl and the oblique.

    d. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for April 8

    Forefathers (four fathers) sketch

    [after walking into an old beat-down cabin]
    Wilbert (Lou Costello): How could my kin folks ever live in a joint like this?
    Al Stewart (Bud Abbott): Probably your forefathers lived here.
    Wilbert (Lou Costello): I beg your pardon?
    Al Stewart (Bud Abbott): I said probably your forefathers lived here before you.
    Wilbert (Lou Costello): My four fathers?
    Al Stewart (Bud Abbott): Yes.
    Wilbert (Lou Costello): I didn’t have four fathers.
    Al Stewart (Bud Abbott): Sure, you did.
    Wilbert (Lou Costello): If I did, only one came home nights.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Damn B. Haha C. So do I D. Nice!

  10. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Great recap!

    I’m in 16 team h2h dynasty league, so Waivers are thin

    My outfield: Dahl, Trout, Winker (stink eye for playing time), DOMINGO, Cedric Mullins and Goodrum to fill in as needed.

    Winker, Mullins and Winker look like issues, playing time, injuries, etc..

    I have enough cash for 3 FAs rest of season.

    Available : Jay Bruce, Kiermaier, Dietrich, Shin Shoo Choo Choo, Dominic Smith, etc..

    Too soon to pull the trigger?
    If not who should i target?

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Are you saying you only have money for 3 guys for ROS? If so I’d hold off…

      If not, Kiermaier and Bruce for Winker and Mullins sounds good.

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        That’s right. Only perk, team with most 30 point players per week gets $30 bonus

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Hold for now

  11. aardvark says:
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    Drop happ for max fried, Matt Boyd, Corbin Burnes, Gausman Or Trevor Williams?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d probably hold a little longer but fine with making the Boyd swap also.

      • peacecoast says:
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        boyd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m holding another start

      • aardvark says:
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        Would you hold Wong as a backup 2nd baseman or drop him for Boyd? My only other 2nd is villar

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go with an SP if you need it

  12. Andrew Mellars says:
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    Hey Grey-

    10 team H2H category league with 4 bench spots. Would you drop Peacock for F Peralta, Musgrove, Shoemaker, fried, Mikolas , Hamels, McHugh or Caleb Smith? Thanks

    • Andrew Mellars says:
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      Matz is also available

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Musgrove for me in 10 team

  13. Ctfdw says:
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    Would you trade Voit and Greinke for Snell?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Snell

    • Five-on-One says:
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      Snell. All day, every day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  14. Mex says:
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    14 team standard Roto…pick 2

    Fried, C Smith, T Richards, Alcantara, Gibson

    Every time i pull their names out of a hat I get 2 different guys.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Richards and Smith for me but yea they’re all close…

      • peacecoast says:
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        agree with DT

        • Mex says:
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          Thanks guys

  15. Twins Peaker says:
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    In a pts league where individual pitching performance and talent matters….pts for ip, k, holds, saves and pts lost for hits, walks and hr allowed….therefore wins and losses and era are meaningless. That said, who are some long relief or late inning pitchers you’d recommend? Without me going through my entire free agent list, here are some of the top available per game point getters rhis season thus far.

    Wendleken, Brennan (Sea), Brebbia, Workman, Beeks, Gott, C. Ferguson…..what a list!

    Would be dropping May and Duplantier if possible. Both aren’t being used at all.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Ooof I think I’d hold

  16. PB&J says:
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    Hi Grey!

    My Tim Anderson for his Maikel Franco. What say you?

    You rock.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Anderson for me

  17. Hello Rockview says:
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    Who is my drop in a 8×8 OBP, total bases, slugging league ?

    C cervelli
    1B Bruce
    2B Shaw
    3b Franco
    Ss Tim Anderson
    OF JD, benintendi, Springer
    Util – Conforto, Domingo
    Bench – k. Hernandez , josh bell

    Olson, Andujar, Ohtani ?
    I have 4 in the IL and can only keep 3

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d ditch Olson. Probably won’t be the same when he returns anyway.

  18. Max says:
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    Hey grey, my roommate just got a new girlfriend and she has practically moved into our room. We already have 5 other guys in the room and now this girl has an air mattress in the common room. What do you think I should do?

    • Lt says:
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      Why a mattress if she’s his girlfriend? I’m saying get black out drunk and pee the mattress when she’s out. Sets a tone. She’s Vogelbached the whole quad, too crowded!

      • Max Vignola says:
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        My roommate and the girl usually move to the air mattress when his direct roommate tries to go to bed. Also love the advice, this weekend I’m thinking of poo-ing right in the pillow as a nice surprise for them… set the tone

        • Lt says:
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          Poop in the pillow is gonna make you look like the crazy one. Classic move instead. Bare ass fart on their pillows. This is hilarious

          • Max says:
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            Lmao I like that idea better

      • Mojoman says:
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        Vogelbached lol
        Hahahahaha

        • fausto

          fausto says:
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          -porcello a streamer in a 10tm? (was just dropped)

          in a redraft which 2 of these trades are you into?1. dan.murphy for r.stripling
          2. n.mazara for m.clevinger
          3. n.mazara for z.eflin AND c.mchugh
          4. mig.cabrera for s.beiber

          need some sp have plenty of bats.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’d own Porcello for another start or two

            2. Clevinger 3. Mazara 4. Bieber

    • zombie says:
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      Agree with Lt.

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      Every day move the air mattress one inch closer to your room until she’s in

    • Cram It says:
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      Sit on it and eat a bag of Cheetos.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have how many people in a room? Are you the grandparents in Willy Wonka?

      • Yankee my Wanky! says:
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        Exactly! Nice job Grey. Like the air mattress and chick are the big issues here – HA!

      • Max says:
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        Lmao the college lifestyle is one I can’t wait to leave

  19. Drew says:
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    Do I dump Peacock, Happ, or wheeler for any of m. Kelly, J. Zimmerman, or Turnbull for SP help in my 16-teamer?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold for now

    • Mojoman says:
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      Wheeler met Nats in a row. They’re very sharp and patient. He’ll be okay. I still believe.

  20. Savoy Special says:
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    14 Team H2H Auction redraft league. 6×6: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV+HD, K/9

    1) which side and is it close? Yoan Moncada for Jeff McNeil and Hyun Jin Ryu
    2) drop Austin Meadows for Kevin Kiermaier?
    3) Reyes Moronta is BUY or SELL for SV+HD? why is no one owning him like Andrew Miller and Betances yet?
    4) Zack Wheeler is a HOLD or SELL?
    5) Arodys Vizcaino is a HOLD or SELL?
    6) this team’s biggest weakness is ?

    C: JT Realmuto
    1B: Ryon Healy
    2B: Yoan Moncada
    3B: Manny Machado
    SS: Fernando Tatis Jr
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Tommy Pham
    OF: Ramon Laureano
    UTL: Austin Meadows

    P: Jose Alvarado
    P: Will Smith
    P: Arodys Vizcaino
    P: Reyes Moronta
    P: Chad Green
    SP: Mike Clevinger
    SP: German Marquez
    B: Zack Wheeler
    B: Joe Musgrove
    B: Brandon Woodruff
    B: Freddy Peralta

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) Moncada, close
      2) Sure, both should prob be owned
      3) Buy
      4) Hold
      5) Hold
      6) Looks pretty balanced and solid. Maybe steals if anything…so kiermaier makes sense

      • Savoy Special says:
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        Thanks Grey and DT! I’m gonna hold on adding Kiermaier just cuz I’m low on FAAB with 20 plus weeks left. I’ll wait and see on him.

        I actually think I’m good on speed as I have SB potential from 7 or 9 hitter slots. 8 if you consider Realmuto for about 5 SB this season. Other managers have big speed guys but maybe only SB from like 4 to 5 hitter slots.

        I tried to make this as balanced and upside-filled of a team as possible.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, you look good on speed… No problem

  21. G says:
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    Who do you believe in most right now and moving forward among Heyward, Swanson, and Christian Stewart? Dahl just got added to by bench alongside Lindor and Trea.

    Also, thoughts on holding onto Touki Toussaint or Gibson to make one of these adds. It’s a keeper, and while i don’t envision myself keeping Touki have held him as a trade chip in the event he gets called up. I could also drop both and add the Cobbler in addition to one of the above. Thanks as always.

    • G says:
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      Kolten Wong can also be added to the above list of players available to choose from

      • G says:
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        Last update…Wong and Swanson are gone but Vogelback is there along with Stewart and Heyward. Thinking of dropping Gibson and Touusaint for the Cobbler and one of those two.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Id drop Touki for Stewart

  22. bacca72 says:
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    5×5 obp. 12 team, saves + holds.

    1. Have german and strahm. Drop for chiniros, c smith, m kelly?

    2. Have mcNeil, goodrum. Drop for Vogelbach, Frazier?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) I’d hold for now
      2) I’d swap Goodrum for Frazier (Clint, right?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strahm for Smith 2. Agree with DT

      • bacca72 says:
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        Thank you and yes, Clint.

  23. bacca72 says:
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    Also have woodruff for #1…

  24. Succos Baseball says:
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    Grey,

    12 tm mixed H2H with OBP instead of AVG, currently own Beef Wellington, would you drop him for Jorge Alfaro or Omar Narvaez?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Alfaro for me

  25. Zeus says:
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    The Pinder joke was fan tastic

    • peacecoast says:
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      Pinder? Barely know her!

      • Long Balls says:
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        he was talking about Grey’s good Pinder jokes, not your stale ones.

  26. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Grey!

    Ugghhh… I lost another one… (Olson, Stanton and now Dahl)

    16 team H2H weekly points league – redraft.

    I need a replacement for Dahl. Who would you recommend? Heyward, Bader, Tapia or Clint Frazier?

    Thanks,

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I ranked em bader, Frazier, tapia but close and could change quickly…

  27. Cable says:
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    H/H Points…I have a spot for one ….Y Diaz,D Vogelbach,M KeplerC Frazier,J Bell or D Swanson

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yandy for me

  28. Twins Peaker says:
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    What do you think of the Marlins’ staff after their second outing? They’ve played tough lineups this past week against the Mets and at the Braves. It seemed like they each had one bad inning that killed them, but rallied back to salvage something. Are you still starting them at every home game? What are some road games you’re avoiding? Coors, @Brewers, @Braves and @Phillies coke to mind and possibly Wrigley.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avoiding those away games

  29. The Skrimmer says:
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    I am trying to piece together my MI since T. Turner went down…would you rather start E. Escobar or A. Simmons?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Escobar for me but both are off to an icey start

  30. Wally Pipp says:
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    Last year yandi diaz had 1 hr in 100 big league at bats. That was after he had 3 hr in 350 at bats in the minors with a .095 isolated power…. about on par with a decent hitting pitcher…. compare him to a prime ryan braun? Yandi will prolly hit for a good avg but own him everywhere? Ur right, uve been watching too much mets.

    • knucks says:
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      Dood. You are the worst.

      He’s leading off again today.

      • Wally Pipp says:
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        i mean look at his stats! maybe hes really on steroids then sure? minor league isolated power index .103! (think maybe about as much power as ichiro with the yankees) with 25 steals in 1800 at bats, so maybe 6 steals. how many signal i need to change 4 lanes, none? good luck everybody else!

        • knucks says:
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          You do you. Especially because you are def the type who will be sure to eat the crow if/when it served.

          • Wally Pipp says:
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            i have interests in rooting very hard against the rays and its becoming a very frustrating proposition.

    • Cram It says:
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      Dude, the Braun on roids comp is a joke/obvious exaggeration. You’re wound way too tight, constantly looking for something to call Grey out on. Do not seek the treasure!

  31. Wally Pipp says:
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    I cut odor for wong in a points league where strikeouts for hitters are negative. Sucks that wong bats at the bottom of the order but yeah i couldnt deal with odor for another matchup. Ill try to scoop him back up if he heats up, surely nobody is adding that bum now.

  32. EA says:
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    Would you drop Jackie Bradley Jr for Christin Stewart? 1 week in and I already feel like JBJ is my buggiest liability

    • EA says:
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      J-Hey is also available btw

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure. Stewart for power, Bradley if you need a little speed…

  33. Jay says:
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    Could you rank C. Frazier, A Frazier, Hampson, Vogelbach, and Ahmed? Please, thank you, and ask again later.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hampson, C Frazier, A Frazier for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson in Coors, Clint

  34. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    This is basically the week that Hampson’s gotta show Rockies something, right? With McMahon out and Dahl likely injured, Garret should be starting all/most of the 7 games against crappy pitchers and half in coors …

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think he’s got some runway with injuries, but be nice to show us something

  35. Wally Pipp says:
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    Are you looking to add dansby anywhere? If the breathalyzer lock on my mouse wasn’t in place I probably would have added him last night.

  36. Wally Pipp says:
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    Big up to Rudy for having gary sanchez way higher than any other pert by a lot!

    Too bad he also had puig, eloy and daniel murphy as top 30 hitters. win some lose some i guess :/

    • i was that much higher on sanchez? maybe in yahoo rankings where catcher values are insane?

      give it time w/ puig and eloy. can’t predict finger injuries :(

      • Wally Pipp says:
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        i was going off memory i thought you had sanchez right around 30th overall for hitters. would think that is pretty far ahead of his consensus.

        anyways yeah sure on puig i agree let it warm up in cincy, but i’m done with eloy, i just went full psycho and cut him for dansby swanson in utility spot.

        eloy looks like his swing is just chopping everything into the ground, and im in a head 2 head league with only 18 weeks in the regular season and 2 week playoff matchups. i could regret it but its redraft and eloy feels like a really weak option right now. dansby in colorado pushed me over the edge. glgl

        • AL KOHOLIC says:
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          these are tools and opinions that they offer us all for free as entertainment ,we the majority appreciate them all and if u dont feel free tp move on

    • Cram It says:
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      It’s a week into the season. Either way, yes, you can’t get EVERY. SINGLE. PREDICTION. CORRECT. You really are the worst.

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        Blastmophy. And you can’t even predict injuries.

        Back to razz ads, jeeeezus

  37. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team 7×7 keeper league (extra categories are OPS and TB): Drop Hampson to pick up Swanson? Or hold? Only other alternative would be to drop Domingo German who I picked up to stream yesterday but now was planning on holding onto with his next start being against CWS.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prolly try Swanson over Hampson

  38. Jeremy Burke says:
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    Would you run Wheeler out there @Atl or bench him for either [email protected]
    Or. Urias @Cards
    Thanks man.

    • Jeremy Burke says:
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      Actually its Urias vsMil

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Urias for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting Wheeler

  39. Andy says:
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    Grey, do you like Alfaro better than Jansen in H2H category league with AVG/OBP/SLG?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Alfaro for me

      • Frank says:
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        Alfaro or Barnes in H2H avg /OBP / SLG

  40. Mafia says:
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    Need a utility for Dahl. Should I pick up Frazier, Villar, or Vogelbach

    Thank You

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      I’d be all over Villar if he’s available….

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Villar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  41. ellis says:
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    Please rank the following

    Matz Shoemaker CalebSmith Skaggs Miley

    and

    Greene CodyAllen Swarzak Parker

    Thank you so much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skaggs, Shoemaker — you did on RPs

  42. Jaca says:
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    Was laffing at the Young Lust line…gene yuss Grey gene yuss

    Really thought Dahl was gonna pull a kris letang and finally be healthy…shame on me

    anticipating a move to the DL, who would you snag as his replacement? Power is the priority over sagnoffing fwiw

    Voit
    Clint Frazier
    Yandy Diaz
    Kiermaier
    Healy

    Thanks!!!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Voit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I hear ya on Dahl… Voit

      • Jaca says:
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        Thanks guys.

        This isnt the worst ive been burned on Dahl…

        When i bartended in college in Mississippi an older man with a Colorado ID came in with the name David Dahl. I said holy shit are you David Dahls dad?! He said yes and I said wow your son is on my fantasy team and I gave this guy free drinks. When he closed out and tipped me he said “yeah i have no idea who youre talking about my son doesnt play pro baseball” …….

        So i have been twice clowned in situations related to David Dahl. we are star crossed

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHAHA — Crazy you still drafted him after that

          • Jaca says:
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            hahah what can i say i have a thing for 30-10 candidates…except for ones named Cody Bellinger apparently.

            I skipped Bellinger for $23 bucks and ended up going E Rosario rounds later for $21…..I guess I couldve attributed some of my Dahl funds to Bellinger funds…hindsight am i right!??!?!

            • Turd Wendell says:
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              Thats an amazing story

  43. Game Of Throws says:
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    Drop Erod or Happ for Caleb Smith? Thanks!

    • Game Of Throws says:
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      Or drop Erod or Happ for Merill Kelly?

  44. William Hung says:
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    We might need a prayer hexagon for Trevor Story too… Dammit as I Dahl and Story owner, last night sucked, but as a Bellinger owner, LETS GOOOOOOO!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freakin’ Dahl and Story

      • William Hung says:
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        Any word on Story? There seems to be no details/follow up on his calf since last night – so we should be optimistic it’s a non-issue?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I haven’t heard anything

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            He should be fine. Didn’t catch bone, and he stayed in game for a bit. Thinking they pulled him after it got further out of hand and he made a boneheaded base running play right before he got yanked.

  45. Brian B says:
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    Hey Grey which side would you rather have this year in a head to head 5×5 one year league, Stanton or both Vlad and Ohtani?
    Please and thank you!

  46. Ace of Spades says:
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    No questions today. Just a comment.
    I own shares of Dahl everywhere this year, ( traded Merrifield and Hoskins for Buehler, Dahl and Rasiel Iglesias in a keeper this offseason ) and I am still not sad this morning. and it is not because , when trying to rid myself of my headache I accidently took my sister in laws Xanax instead of what I thought was asprin.
    It is because I got to immerse myself in another column of comedic fantasy baseball genius from the master. The Kimbrell/phone ringing/Pink Floyd/Young lust blurb just proves how eclectic you are. ( I am probably a little older than most of your readers and some of the rap references go over my head as if I was Altuve ) Ramon banging Melvins wife sent coffee thru my nostrils the wrong way. Tons of great stuff. You are in Gary Sanchez on a sunday in Baltimore form already and its only April.
    Just wanted to thanks and keep up the great work and I hope the rose bushes didn’t hurt that much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, appreciate it!

  47. HamPorter says:
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    In a deep AL only 5×5 roto league. With Guzman going on the IL the best options available are: Robbie Grossman, Tyler Naquin, or Brian Goodwin, I know slim pickings. Who do you like the most?

  48. Brent Briere says:
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    Worries about wheeler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He had no command and it was a terrible start, it’s one terrible start

      • crimedog says:
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        From the article I read it sounded like his timing was just off and was holding onto the ball too long letting his arm get too far in front of him before releasing. These things can happen beginning of the year. I think he’ll turn it around.

  49. Kingslayer says:
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    Good day sir!

    AL Only H2H 5×5 League:

    Sit Mike Clevinger (out if fear he gets skipped or worse) for 2 start Bret Anderson (@BAL @TEX)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d roll dice on Clevinger, but I’d check his health report one last time

      • Kingslayer says:
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        Thanks for talking me off the ledge.

          • Kingslayer says:
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            *Jumps off ledge anyway upon seeing Clevinger news*

  50. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Please help me rank these SP for the rest of the season, roto league:

    Woodruff
    Skaggs
    Musgrove
    Thornton
    Eflin
    Domingo Germán

    Also, is any of these guys good to be dropped at the moment?

    David Robertson, Neris, Trevor Rogers. Saves is that counts in my league, not holds.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Musgrove, Eflin — those RPs are real sad

  51. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Not so much FGK, but FMR (f**k my ratios) for my teams last weekend. Thanks Wheeler and Hendricks! Special shout out to Wacha too. I won’t be able to listen to Pantera’s “Walk” the same way again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I’ve had the worst 2 weeks in that DC league that I can remember, almost like every player of mine that was torpedoed was all that league

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        Yeah, it’s been a rough start. In addition to being tied to the whipping post, I’ve had Andujar (x2), Stanton, and Murphy go down already, and am still waiting on Lindor’s return in one league and Kimbrel to sign in another.

        On the plus side, Cincinnati’s outfield is hitting just over .100 combined. I can dream on Senzel. And I have Whitley stashed a couple of places too. And Wheeler gets to face someone other than the Nats finally. First rounders (Yelich, JDM x2, Harper) have beasted. And Bellinger, Segura, and Ryu have been as advertised (or better, in Belli’s case). So that’s… something? Trying to take a glass half full approach in the early going…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kimbrel is needed by like half the teams and still unsigned, incredible

          Schebler has been awful! My teams with Bellinger are doing well, my other teams more hit or miss

  52. whitt23 says:
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    Fried for 2 starts vs Mets at home and at Col or 1 start from Shark at home vs Col or Woodruff at Angels. SON has Shark and Woodruff ranked higher.

  53. nbitt says:
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    C’mon you have a bunch of tech savvy people at Razzball. I want to see guys like Rosenthal with the infinity symbol next to their ERA.

  54. Don't be a Hader says:
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    Are you dropping Franchy for Vogelbach or Clint Frazier in a 14 teamer roto?

  55. Clive92 says:
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    Currently have Robertson, Miller, Holland advanced my closets. Would you drop Miller for Parker or Brasier? If so, which one? Thanks!

  56. Tony C says:
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    Please rank top 3 SP among Woodward, Burnes, Fried, Merrill Kelly and top 2 hitters among Voit, Vogelbach, Mancini, Heyward, Jorge Polanco and C. Frazier. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burnes, Fried

      Voit, Polanco, depends on needs

  57. CTFDW says:
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    Rank: vogelbach, Alonso, voy, muncy

    • CTFDW says:
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      Voit , í meant

    • knucks says:
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      Pete or Yonder? I will comment with this questions everytime I see it until it stops.

    • Wally Pipp says:
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      Pete Alonso
      Muncy
      Voit
      Vogelbach

      Alonso is going to be an all star this season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Muncy, Pete, Voit

      • Wally Pipp says:
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        not sold on alonso? seems like hes good for everyday at bats.

  58. Ya ya says:
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    If Dahl hits the DL, who would you take as a fill in?

    Bauers
    Nimmo
    Goodrum
    Fletcher
    Heyward
    Ahmed
    C. Frazier
    Pinder
    Lowe
    Adames

    • Ya ya says:
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      Or Christin Stewart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier, depends on needs

      • Ya ya says:
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        Preferably someone to contribute in runs/homers. I forgot to mention Yandy as well. Is he the favorite over anyone of these names?

  59. Adam says:
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    Whos got the stones to throw Mikolas (vLAD) today???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If I owned him, I’d start him

    • Moneyball says:
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      I’m starting him (weekly lineups) against my Cody Launchangler. Popcorn is ready. My pitching ratios be damned !!!

  60. Cable says:
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    Is V Burfict & Y Puig related ?

  61. Yo yo says:
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    Choose one

    C. Walker
    Eddy Escobar
    Laureano
    Grichuk
    Hampson
    Al Gordon

      • Yo yo says:
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        Would you take Yandy over Laureano?

  62. starz31 says:
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    Currently have Soler and C. Frazier towards the bottom of my bench, would you swap either out for Y Diaz, Nimmo, or even J. Bell?

    Just grabbed Frazier after his 2Hr game but Nimmo will be off waivers tomorrow.

    • starz31 says:
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      H2H cat

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler for Yandy

  63. Blaster says:
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    Looking for Saves – which on of these 3 is a drop.

    Ian Kennedy
    Pedro Strop
    Ryan Brasier

  64. Jeffrey Gilden says:
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    Hey Grey –

    Not looking to panic, but I have Hampson, Franmil Reyes, Profar, and Dozier. Any merit in dropping one of them (Reyes or Hampson) for Ji-Man Choi or Vogelbach?Or should I be patient? I’m worried about playing time for both if they don’t fix things soon.

    Thanks,
    Jeff

  65. Cram It says:
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    I haven’t been in love with a player as much as Pete Alonso since Lance Berkman circa 2000. Being a Mets fan is a function in this equation, but I’m pretty convinced he is the real deal.

    Also, F Dahl.

    • William Hung says:
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      Back in those days, for me, it was Benny Agbayani when he went on that homer binge before realizing he was Benny Agbayani… Oh and Joe McEwing whenever he faced off against Randy Johnson

      • Cram It says:
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        Funny you mention McEwing/Johnson. I remember how I remembered McEwing owning Randy Johnson. I actually looked up his stats against him not too long ago. As a Met he was 8-26 with 1 HR! But one year he was 4-6 with 3 doubles against him. I don’t know if that’s where we all derived this great folk tale, but it’s funny how far perception was from reality.

    • johnnyhobbes says:
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      F Dahl is right

      • Wally Pipp says:
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        Dahl will end up having a good 2 months to finish the season and then everyone will jump back in on him

    • starz31 says:
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      He really does look like the real deal and his defense has been solid. For once in what seems like years, Mets have offensive depth which they know all too well, is necessary in a long season. Bullpen, on the other hand, is a bit concerning. But that goes for every NL East team.

      I still think Lugo and Wilson can be decent in the pen, same with Familia. Things will improve there. Hopefully they don’t overuse Diaz this early though.

      • Cram It says:
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        I like Wilson and Lugo should be fine.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He looks about as real as they come

  66. kilkennybrian says:
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    1.) 8 team league, drop Smoak for Vogelbach? I really have nobody else to drop.

    2.) Ed rod and Bird were just dropped in my 12 team 6×6.
    Would you add either for any of these droppable guys?
    Kennedy, MGonzales, DCastillo, Grichuk, KMarte, Dominguez?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nah 2. Bird over Marte if you need power

  67. Ghost Ride the WHIP says:
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    Grey,,
    I need to start 2/3 SPs this week.
    Wheeler at ATL
    Ray vs Tex
    Freddy Peralta at LAA

    Who would you recommend? Thanks

    • Earl says:
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      Ray and Peralta for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Earl

  68. Earl says:
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    1) which two of the following would you start this week (weekly 5×5 roto)?:

    Max Kepler, Jeff McNeill, Josh Bell, Eugenio Suarez

    Suarez has been so cold lately and only has 5 games. Think Mad Max might be the hottest of the group right now.

    2) Would you drop any of the above group to pickup Eric Hosmer?

    3) Also, for saves would you go Hector Neris or Anthony Swarzek?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. McNeil, Max, I don’t know the matchups tho only that you’re telling me Eugenio has 5 games 2. Bell 3 Swarzak

  69. stayinhot says:
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    Thanks for the great write up.

    Chad Pinder LOL. It’s only the 8th April but you may struggle to top that one.

    The Nats bullpen totally Vogelbached Scherzer’s quality start. Livid.

    I do actually have a question though … In an RCL I have F Mejia, can I be patient or do I just cut bait? I hate catchers almost as much as I hate pitchers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Cut bait on Mejia

  70. DJ Frazier Crane says:
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    Could you rank the following players? A Frazier, C Frazier, Hampson, Vogelbach, and Ahmed? I currently need to drop Ian Happ, and I also own Hampson and don;t know if one of the other’s is worth owning. It’s a H2H points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson in Coors, Clint

  71. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    What do you think i have eduardo rodriguez but shane beiber is available.?

    • Earl says:
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      Hurry and take Beiber

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        Thanks Earl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Earl

  72. Benchme says:
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    Hey Grey-

    Doing pretty OK in the standings for all categories (RCL), but would like to swap an SP for a bench bat (not carrying any bench bats at the moment). Which SP would you lose for which bat?

    SP: Marquez, Flaherty, Lucchesi, Ryu, Eflin, Matz, Gausman

    Bats available: Castro, Heyward, Galvis, Leury Garcia, Clint Frazier, Grossmann

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman — Clint

  73. mrcatcher22 says:
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    Nice piece. Good Monday to you.

    5×5 traditional roto league with limited free moves. Planning to use one to drop one of: Odor or Eduardo Escobar and pick up either Peter Alonso or Domingo Santana.

    Which would you drop/pick up? Thanks!

    • Daniel Moran says:
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      IMHO I say both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with DM

  74. Doc Samson says:
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    Any truth to the rumor that Puig kept yelling at his teammates to hold him back because he might bust a few heads and instead, his teammates all looked upward and started whistling?

      • mrcatcher22 says:
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        Thanks! If one, which would you do?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eduardo for Alonso

  75. Let's Play Two says:
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    Shallow league – 10 team roto

    C Ramos
    1B Voit
    2B Schoop
    3B Shaw
    SS Story
    OF Yelich
    OF Acuna
    OF Rosario
    UTIL Hoskins
    UTIL Mondesi or Robles

    Questions –

    1. Do I give up Voit AND Shaw for Rendon? If so, I would move Hoskins to 1B and Robles into the starting lineup.

    2. I own Barnes, LeClerc and Giles for my saves. Do I drop Barnes and/or Giles (Jays really bad) for Brasier and/or Colome for more saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Yes, both

      • Let's Play Two says:
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        Jordan Hicks or Colome for saves. Just saw Hicks is available in my league.

          • Let's Play Two says:
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            So, if you’re ranking these closer for maximum saves –

            Hicks, Colome, Giles, Brasier in this order?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hicks, Colome, Brasier

  76. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league

    DJ Lamahieu or Odor

  77. Edgar Gomez says:
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    Was offered 3 different players in 3 separate offers for Harper. Was offered Christian Yelich/ Jd Martinez/ Manny Machado for Harper. Which one of these 3 is the better player.

  78. Andy says:
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    Which catcher ROS in H2H categories league with AVG/OBP/SLG?

    Alfaro, Jansen, Cervelli

  79. Jimbon says:
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    Grey,

    Carlos Martinez was dropped. Have the top waiver. This worth the pick up?? Or is he destined for the pen??

    • starz31 says:
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      He’s not worth the top waiver IMO. No idea what CarMo will look like this year. He struggled to stay healthy all last year (i drafted him early so was beholden) and then was used in the pen.
      Same could happen this year, just too much risk. If you have room on IR for him, you still might be able to grab him without the waiver usage.

  80. phil says:
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    Would you trade Kluber for Stanton?

  81. Lucasred says:
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    Drop eovaldi, urias, or eflin for yandy Diaz?

    • Jeremy Burke says:
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      Streamonator likes Urias’ next start but i think hes headed back to the pen after that.

  82. ryanoger says:
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    How would you rank these 3 for holds?

    Tony Watson, David Roberston, and Andrew Miller

  83. knucks says:
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    The Angels trying to make La Stella a thing is super annoying. Saw Fletcher leading off over the weekend in one of the games and added him everywhere. Especially after Cozart got hit on the elbow. But trying to keep my expectations low. Between my Fletcher and Tapia adds across all my leagues, I am expecting to be screwed over by their managers this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s so annoying!

  84. Jeremy Burke says:
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    Streamonator loves Happs next start against Whitesox. Should we trust him?

      • Daniel Moran says:
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        Happ didn’t look bad until he got into trouble in the fifth, then got the quick hook because of the Yanks ridiculous bullpen

  85. Mike says:
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    Could you rank these potential free agents adds rest of season? Thanks!

    – Christin Stewart
    – Shin Soo Choo
    – Brandon Belt
    – Dozier
    – Verdugo
    – Joc Pedersen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stewart, Choo, Belt, Dozier

  86. Daniel Moran says:
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    ROS rank?: Clint Frazier, Laureano, Christian Walker

    12 team 5×5 standard Yahoo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Laureano, Walker

  87. FrankGrimes says:
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    Pinder? I barely know her!

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Take off her Brasier

  88. wwekoda2020 says:
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    JBJ, odubel, or keirmaier ROS OBP league

  89. Skip Mcgillicuddy says:
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    LOL at Davis vs Rosenthal.

    Got offered Profar for Mcmahon and Hampson, which side you like?

  90. marti says:
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    N/L only 2 questions

    1 Which side Goldy and granderson for eugenio suarez and kenley jansen

    2 Who Do I sit this week out of the following pitchers Woodruff Maeda Matz J Gray Paddack. I have to sit one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Eugenio 2. I’d look at their matchups

      • Marti says:
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        I did sat matz at atlanta but still not sure

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m sitting him

  91. Dancin Homer says:
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    Happy Monday Grey!

    Looking to upgrade my “IF” spot. Would you drop A. Rosario for either Yandy Diaz or D. Swanson?

    Thanks in advance

  92. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft

    I have Strahm, Woodruff, Gibson, and Kikuchi

    Lose any of them for:
    Shoemaker, Domingo German, Freddy Peralta, McHugh?

    thanks man

    • ryanoger says:
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      Matz and Boyd are availabe as well…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strahm — McHugh

  93. Trickrey says:
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    Is Matt Olsen worth an IL spot or stash if I already have Voit and Pete Alonso?

    Don’t have to make any decision just yet, but Dahl’s got me thinking I’ll have to make decision soon.

  94. ryanoger says:
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    Lose José Peraza or Muncy for Yandy or hold?

    (sorry for not grouping my questions together) I will be better.

    thanks

  95. Wells says:
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    Start Enrique Hernandez over Travis Shaw this week?
    6×6 H2H Weekly

    Reese’s and Diaphragm jokes were A+ this morning

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d go Shaw

  96. Yo-yo mon says:
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    I’m an Alvarado owner in both of my leagues. Castillo is looking like the best insurance policy in the league right now. Would you scoop him up in place of one of these guys in both leagues?

    League 1 (5×5 roto)

    Brasier
    Swarzak
    Parker

    League 2 (Head to Head points?

    Holland
    Colome
    Swarzak
    Parker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no one here to drop

  97. Blue Devil says:
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    Would you start Shoemaker this week? Would you drop him?

    • Blue Devil says:
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      Also, what should I do with Brad Peacock? Try to trade him or drop him? 8 team H2H, 5X5.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who is he starting against?

      • Blue Devil says:
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        Shoemaker vs Sale
        Shoemaker vs Snell
        Peacock vs King Felix

  98. johnnyhobbes says:
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    I am not dropping Dahl YET but please let us, as a community, move on from Mr. Glass. He’s not a break out in the making he’s a break down. He swung a baseball bat and that process hurt him. I’m pretty sure that alone takes him down a few notches as a baseball player.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Glass Dahl? Glossary term

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it sucks

  99. ari says:
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    Is the beef between you and Pianowski some sort of publicity stunt or do you guys really dislike each other this much? It’s just crazy to see a writer in the same industry bash a guy (you) as consistently as he does. Nice to see you take the high road.

  100. JakeTPE says:
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    Mr. Grey Albright,

    Fantastic recap! So much baseball, I can’t watch it all, so these notes are key.

    So, McMahon going down means my CI spot is now more than a little ugly. I’ve got E Nunez in there now but he’s been putrid. I’ve been holding out hope that when the Sawx get back to Fenway they’ll start hitting better, Nunez included. Do you like any of these guys over Nunez for this week and going forward: Dietrich, Reynolds, Davis (NYM), Fletcher (LAA)… I’m looking for ABs and not being useless in general if they can help it.

    Oh, and getting Anderson in for Trea has worked out swimmingly so far. I want TreaT Urner back ASAP but now I’m wondering what I’ll do with Anderson when that happens. A good problem to have I suppose.

    Thanks and have a good week!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Reynolds — you too!

  101. Adam Brookland says:
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    What do you think of trading Luis Castillo and Foltynewicz for Flaherty? It’s a 6×6 (W and QS) H2H and it would leave me with no bench SPs. FAs are guys like Eflin, JZ, and multiple A Sanchezes. Thanks!

  102. Can not spell wRONg without RON says:
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    Drop Jesus Aguilar for Yandy Diaz or Vogelbach. Or hold, H2H points. For my utility spot.
    Thanks

  103. Kyle Antonson says:
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    Drop Escobar for Swanson?
    12 team 6×6 (walks/holds)

  104. JC says:
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    Grey
    I have Travis Shaw, & Eduardo Escobar on almost every team. You holding them? You seeing any specific problems with either of them or, hopefully it’s just slumps?

  105. Gotime says:
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    A) Pivetta was dropped in a 12tm league. Are you buying (how much FAAB out of $95) or leave on the wire
    B) Wheeler was dropped, you buying in and dropping Woodruff / Gibson for him or hold
    C) Drop McNeil or Bader to spec add Vogelbach or hold
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. $1 B. $6 C. Hold

      • Gotime says:
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        Thanks I forgot McHugh out there as well could you rank Wheeler McHugh Pivetta for must adds or did I just rank them

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wheeler, Pivetta

  106. TJ says:
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    If you could have 2…
    Odor
    Willians A
    Hayward.
    Thanks!

  107. H says:
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    Are we starting Shoemaker @ Boston tomorrow? I’d say no, but Boston hasn’t looked too good so far this season…

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      That sorta sounds like the reasoning that Yankees didn’t look too good and then went and dumped 30 runs on Balt this weekend.

    • Cram It says:
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      I don’t want to be there when Boston’s offense starts looking good.

  108. OaktownSteve

    OaktownSteve says:
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    So maybe I have been a little harsh on Matz, but it sounds like you kind of see what I see. Poor fastball command, some nibbling. Just not a polished, complete pitcher.

    One swing this weekend defined what I think this season is going to be like. Nine pitch AB versus Hoskins and Berrios executes a pretty good curve away and below the knees. Hoskins out on his front foot reaches and I’m like yes…fly out to center. Ball keeps going, going, gone. Ball is lively. It’s going to be a tricky year. Teams who drafted hitting first should benefit. The craze for early pitching will back fire.

    I set the over/under on Barnes saves at 12 last week and I’m leaning to the under. I think Brasier is the closer.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Withholding judgment on Barnes/Brasier. They are playing matchups. Every game they have been winning which isn’t many, Barnes faces heart of lineup whether it was 7th, 8th or 9th. Plus he’s shown he can do multiple innings so that could come into play.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Barnes is worth owning in all leagues, even if he only gets 12 or less saves — Agreed on ball jumping…

      Yeah, Matz is a #5 fantasy starter until he can throw consistent strikes, but I like him like an FP-type

  109. Justin Ralph says:
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    I need to pick up an OF to replace Dahl. Trying to decide between Heyward, Kike Hernandez, Ketel Marte or Trey Mancini.

    Also debating dropping Strop and Givens for Parker and Brasier (or Swarzak).

    • Justin Ralph says:
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      Also curious if you would consider selling high on Bellinger right now for some players that have started slow?

      • Cram It says:
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        I’d consider selling anyone for the right price.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kiké

      Givens for Brasier

  110. WRDSMTH says:
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    I think Lenny Melnik is stealing jokes from you now.

    He just debuted Chris Davis vs Trevor Rosenthal on Facebook. But don’t worry, no one goes there any more. It’s too crowded.

  111. Kevin says:
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    Start or sit this week in 15 team roto league

    T Ross @Min
    Happ vs CHW
    Ed Rod vs Bal
    Cahill vs Brewers & @Cubs
    Shoemaker @Bos

  112. Will says:
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    Alonso sure looks like he’s for real. Would you rather have him over Matt Carpenter in NL-ONLY?

  113. Brian Boyle says:
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    12 team H2H 5OF (6X5)

    Do I continue to hold Scooter or drop for OF help? If so C Fraizer, Verdugo, Deterich, Kermaier?

    Alfaro, Goldy, LeMehiew, Bryant, Profar, Yelich, Springer, Ozuna, Renfroe, Muncy, Pereza
    Bench/DL Olson, A.Hicks, Scooter

    Lucchesi, German, Shoemaker, Clevinger, Bieber, Freeland, Efflin, Peralta
    RP Greene Ottavino, Swarzak, Trienen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop for Clint

  114. zach jany says:
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    I have to drop 1. Who u think?

    Eovaldi
    Erod
    Skaggs
    Woodruff
    Wheeler

  115. Thank you sir can I have another? WHACK! Still trying to climb out of an early ERA/WHIP hole and came up with the rock solid strategy to leave one of the main culprits in to pitch Friday vs O’s. Eduardo, you’re better than that and you’re at home! Last chance! Where are you TreaT?

  116. jose says:
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    Gray! First Monday rundown after a mostly true week of baseball. Makes it feel like spring is officially here!

    Quick note on Clevinger left yesterday’s start after experiencing back tightness. Sounds precautionary, but thought it might be worth mentioning.

    Are we starting German Marquez for his first start of the year at Coors against ATL? SON says to think really hard about it before making a decision (-5.8).

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I heard on Clevinger this morning after I wrote this… He sounds okay, but I don’t know latest

      I’m starting German, here goes nothing!

  117. Mike says:
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    Hedges or Zunino

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Hedges for average, Zunino for power

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hedges for average made me laugh (and I think it’s accurate)

  118. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    BREAKING NEWS

    Trade offer accepted in my league. Tim Tebow for Danny Duffy (no joke)

    I voted to kick both players out of league for drug usage.

  119. Game Of Throws says:
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    How about dropping Happ or Erod for Eflin?

  120. kelly leak says:
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    12 team std 5×5 Roto

    Drop Happ or Eovaldi for Gausman?

  121. The Mudkat says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Yandy, Swanson, or Frazier over Tim Beckham? Is Peacock worth holding on to over Matz, Rodon, Strohman or Shoemaker?

    AVG/R/RBI/OPS/K/SB/HR for hitters, W/L/K/K:BB/ERA/WHIP/NSV for pitchers. Keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yandy — Matz

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Pitchers are very close tho

        • Th says:
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          Thank you, Peacock is my back end starter. I think I’m gonna hold on him given the offense.

        • The Mudkat says:
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          Would you hold Austin Meadows over Beckham or Diaz, same format? He’s sitting v southpaws and not killing the ball currently.

  122. Murph says:
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    Hello fantasy baseballers and good to see you again Grey –
    Real quick rundown on my money team –
    c Astudillo
    1b Muncy
    2b Shaw
    3b Rendon
    ss Story
    mi Bregman
    ci J Turner
    of Betts, Puig, Inciarte, Renfroe, CFrazier,
    util Alonso
    Bench – Dahl, Winker
    P Snell, Clevinger, Bieber, Peacock, Stripling, Glasnow, German
    rp Yates, Hicks, Colome, Holland, Swarzak, Jeffries (ir)

    Im dead last in steals – wondering if its too early to explore trades for a rabbit….
    1 – My Colome for his Billy Hamilton?
    2 – My Colome for his Eloy Jimenez? (to beef up my OF)
    3 – hows the team look overall?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your team looks fine, I love trading for Eloy now

  123. kelly leak says:
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    I think MLB has Rosenthal’s ERA wrong. Shouldn’t it be “Undefined”, not “Infinity”? Is there a math major in the house?

  124. kilkennybrian says:
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    1.) HOW much are we liking Musgrove? Rank
    Musgrove, Happ, Glasnow,

    2.) HOW much are we liking Yandy? Rank
    Maikel, Yandy, Bell, Profar

    3.) Is Profar droppable in a 10 team 5×5?

    4.) Sell Bellinger? I could probably get Mondesi and another piece for him in a league where my power has been insane.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Happ, Glasnow 2. Profar, Yandy 2. Nah 4. What other piece? Maybe

  125. packers2018 says:
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    Did you take a look at the roster of the last place team O/A in NFBC cutline? 1720 place. It’s not a bunch of scrubs and I can see how a guy could draft a team like that. It goes against what we do here but still…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I didn’t… So, we’re trying to get 1st in our league overall? Week to week standings don’t matter, right?

      • packers2018 says:
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        Grey, try to get 1st in your own 10 team league. That makes you a few bucks but more importantly sets you up thru 2 of the 3 playoff rounds. It will become more clear once the ASB is here. It really becomes fun to follow if your team is doing well. A well balanced team with multi eligible positional players gives you plenty of options to score well. 2 start SP’s are great.

  126. Matty says:
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    The intro hit real close to home- I swapped Sanchez for Odor pre-season (also other pieces). Real saberhagen metrics nightmare.

  127. Smokers Delight says:
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    I am trying to tinker a bit with my weekly lineup. After a rebuild last year, I have the base for a season in the money.
    Do either Goodwin or Naquin offer anything in an AL only league? Is there much of a difference in the 2 going forward? I am keeping Goodwin on the bench for now.

    Assuming that Stanton and Hicks come back, how many total AB’s can a guy like Gardiner or Frazier expect on a team that will have to accomodate a bunch of bodies coming back. It will be pretty crazy if everyone keeps hitting. Some bat is gonig to go for a pitcher. Would you agree?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goodwin is not good — Stanton and Hicks will push Gardner to bench and Clint to minors

    • Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
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      goodwin has been hot before, never once (across what, 4 teams now or so in less than 2 years) holds up. plus upton ain’t out forever.

  128. Earl says:
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    Just realized that on a team I have 3 Tampa Bay starters:
    Chirnos, Glasnow and Snell

    It has worked so far but not sure of long term viability of this arrangement???

  129. Dr Sauce says:
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    ESPN, 5X5 head to head, weekly lock … choose 2 from the following;
    Flaherty (LAD), Freddy Peralta (@LAA), Paddack (@SF or @Ariz not confirmed).

    Normally Flaherty a no brainer start but that Dodgers lineup has me a little timid. And not sure if Flaherty has reached ‘never sit your studs’ status.

    Any and all feedback appreciated … thanks!

      • Dr Sauce says:
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        Cheers, these dudes available … Junis(Sea, Cle), Zimmerman (Cle, @Min), Ed Rod (Balt). Any of those guys over Flaherty or Paddack for this week only? Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      I’m sitting Flaherty this week. Not looking great out of the gate, plus the Dodgers, equals no thanks.

      • Dr Sauce says:
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        Intereting, thanks Cram, I have to admit my thinking was similar. You like Paddack and Peralta more this week? Pretty solid in the other 3 spots; Bauer, Marquez and Castillo. Just trying to fill those last 2 spots …

        • Cram It says:
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          Paddack yes. Toss up with FP/Flaherty if you have to pick one. I would lean FP but there’s more risk there than Flaherty.

  130. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Healy or Vogelbach? (H2H with OBP)

    Thanks!

  131. CloudTown says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great stuff as usual!

    Yandy over the White Walker? I haven’t scratched my rosterbation itch for a few days so I’m looking for a fix…

    Thanks!

  132. Statler says:
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    Grey would you drop Cron for Vogelbach in an OBP format? Cron has started slow and we can only hope Vogelbach starts to see everyday at bats if he keeps mashing

  133. YC says:
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    Hey Grey-
    1) who would you cut out of: Shoemaker, Fried, Caleb Smith, Eflin, Woodruff, Gibson?
    2) is Boxborough a hold in weekly leagues (on bench while committee is undetermined)?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fried or Smith, based on upcoming matchups 2. Nah can lose for now

  134. negatto says:
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    Should Dahl be out for a bit, who is a better replacement?

    C Frazier or Jesus Aguilar. I can move things around to make either work in my lineup.

  135. lwomack58 says:
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    Need a 1st baseman: which do you like best
    Vogelbach, C. Walker, Belt, R. Zimmermann, JD Davis or Moreland

    Thank you

  136. Steve says:
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    Better for saves, Diego Castillo or Givens? 14T k/9

    Thanks

  137. Blue Devil says:
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    Shoemaker vs Sale
    Shoemaker vs Snell
    Peacock vs King Felix

    Would you start Shoemaker or Peacock this week?

    Also, which 1B would you start? Walker or Healy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peacock — Walker

  138. Murph says:
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    Grey!
    Would you trade away Yates for Eloy? (still have COlome, Hicks, Swarzak, Holland and Jeffries for saves…)
    Thanks!

  139. FrankGrimes says:
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    Took me exactly
    Ten days to remember that
    Fake baseball hates me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I need the next two episodes!

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        Watched last night!
        I’ll send them after golf today.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks, Grimey! I only watched 1st episode, but PATRIZIA!

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            Swoon….

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              The way she walks cracks me up

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                I want to win her heart.
                Haha. Does cougs have any Italian actor contacts?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I wish! She did go to pilates with the girlfriend of Walid from Fauda… You ever watch that? It’s pretty good (Netflix show)

                  • FrankGrimes says:
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                    Oh nice! I couldn’t get thru second season.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      They’re not all Gomorra

                  • FrankGrimes says:
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                    You said it.
                    And the show recap you see how many peeps they killed but still maintain.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      They maintained the torso well… The end of the 1st episode — he bought a air strip? Ha! Okay

                  • FrankGrimes says:
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                    Haha. He had some extra cash under the bed.
                    I actually fear that my love may be the first to go this season.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Don’t say it! Don’t say anything actually bc I might be behind you

                  • FrankGrimes says:
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                    You’re definitely behind me.
                    No Spoilers!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Thanks!

                    • wass says:
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                      Avoiding the spoilers, but how do I watch season 3? Grey said you’re the one to talk to haha

                    • FrankGrimes says:
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                      Get my email from FML.

                    • wass says:
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                      Alright I will do that. Thanks Grimey!!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sent email, Wass

        • Shitwolf says:
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          ugh I wanna watch s4 but its v
          been so long my stoner brain forgot what happened in s3 lol

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Watch it again

  140. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Grey,
    Great write up as usual. Perhaps a little early in the AM for the Pineda and Giolito visuals, but still very funny nonetheless.

    2B choice in our Yahoo 12 Team H2H 6×6 League with OPS:

    Marte, Hampster, McNeil, Schoop, Pinder. I have Ketel right now.

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McNeil. Hampson in Coors

  141. Robert Schroeder says:
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    Weekly league would you play Y Alonso or old man Hanley Ramirez @ CI?

  142. Brett says:
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    12 team league category for holds and another for saves. Seranthony or Brasier?

    Current relievers: Familia, Parker, Chapman, Leclerc

  143. Bung says:
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    Hampson or Frazier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson, assuming Adam

      • Bung says:
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        Clint, my b

        • Bung says:
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          Clint or Hampson?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Hampson in Coors

  144. Worm Turner says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Thoughts on Trent Thornton?

    Totally sounds like he should be a longhaired keyboard player in an industrial band.
    Just picked him up after looking at his steamer for ’19, which still see’s him as a RP., what’s not to like here?!
    Curious, anyone know where the K% increase came from in the last couple years, added pitch?
    Not much to read about this guy out there, but did notice he’s gotten a couple Razz mentions.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The bad: Trent makes devil sign with his fingers

      The good: his peripherals are gorgeous, I’d add him in deeper leagues

  145. MarvPesos

    marv says:
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    Hey Grey,

    H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limited moves (35 per year)no streaming

    I love me some Treat urner but am always open to trades. One of my competitors needs pitching and I have Pitching to spare. They’ve sent over the following trade (I’ve also copied my team below). The Guy is desperate to trade off Bregman and Machado for some reason.

    A) MY T. Turner, Paxton, Buehler, Wacha for HIS Bregman, Machado, DeGrom, (one of Matz/Urias/Lester)
    B) MY T. Turner, Paxton, T. Richards for HIS Bregman, Machado, (one of Matz/Urias/Lester)
    Are these trades close ??

    My team:
    C – W. Ramos
    1B – P. Goldschmidt
    2B – K. Wong
    3B – Eugenio Suarez
    SS – K. Marte
    CI – A. Rizzo
    MI – X. Bogaerts
    LF – C. Yelich
    CF – C. Blackmon
    RF – D. Santana
    Util – R. Laureano
    BN – F. Reyes
    DL – T. Turner

    SP – C. Carrasco
    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – N. Syndergaard
    RP – K. Jansen (RP)
    RP – J. Leclerc (RP)
    P – K. Giles (RP)
    P – W. Davis (RP)
    BN – W. Buehler
    BN – J. Paxton
    BN – T. Richards
    BN – M. Wacha
    BN – T. Toussaint (NA)
    DL – A. Heaney (DTD)
    Thanks bud
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bregman/Machado/deGrom — Matz

  146. Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
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    austin to SF. with BN bat spot in NL only him or mini donkey?

    • Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
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      OBP over AVG, total bases added.

  147. Hey says:
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    Clint, Yandy, or Hampson

  148. Ryan Horner says:
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    Grey, H2H points league trade… would you trade Alvarado for Voit? My bats are a mess. I’m not big on closers other than using them for trade bait.

  149. Harley Earl says:
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    I think you missed on Gleyber, which means I missed too because I took your advice that he was over-rated. However, I kept Cody Bellinger in his place. And I’m good with that. :o)

    I mean, with only five keepers and my other keepers being Trout, Machado, Baez, Story and Bellinger … Gleyber had to go. Right?

  150. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    have stanton & dahl on the IL so need an OF that plays regularly in a h2h 2 pickups per week:

    ketel, heyward, clint frazier, reddick, keirmaier, adam frazier?

    12 team, 5×5
    C – Alfaro
    1b – Voit
    2b – Shaw
    3b – Suarez
    Ss – Mondesi
    Of – Domingod
    Of – Robles
    Of – ?
    Util – Chapman
    Util – P Alonso
    BN – Treat, Giancarlo, Dahl
    IL – Olson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clint for now

  151. Marty the Celery Salesman says:
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    Should I bench Sale until he’s ramped up? Help, I’ve got paralysis!!!

    Please pick 5: Sale, Strasburg, Tanaka x2, Mikolas x2, Happ, Paddack, Boyd, Shoemaker x2?, Junis x2, Velasquez x2.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know their matchups, but I’d likely start Sale

  152. mrm3711 says:
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    Hey Grey, awesome recap as always! I’m in first place in both my 12-team Y! roto league and my 12-team ESPN expanded rosters H2H league, so at this point I’m just fiddling with the bottom of my roster. I need to drop a starter in my ESPN league for a streaming spot but this is a fairly deep league with the expanded rosters so I want to be careful not to cut a breakout guy.

    To summarize, rank these starters ROS, and should I cut the last ranked guy for a streaming spot or just hold and see how things play out?

    Woodruff, Chirinos, Burnes, Peralta

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! FP, Yonny

  153. Hamporter says:
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    Is the Tyler Austin sleeper back on in San Fran? In a 6×5 roto deep NL only league that has slugging percentage, would you like him more than Colin Moran or Dexter Fowler?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I like Austin… Over Fowler

  154. Start Lauer @ SF tonight? Seems like a good match up but SON doesn’t like it. I feel like if I don’t start him tonight why do I even own him? I might drop him in 10-team.

    • Sad Keanu says:
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      Heh can you remove my email from this post? Thx

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I looked all over to remove you, don’t see it… Sorry

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good question, why own if not vs. Giants?

  155. Taco Bellinger says:
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    H2H points league. What is safer option for point accumulation at RP?
    F. Vazquez (chasing saves, suspension maybe?)
    Or
    Glasnow (starting vs. CHW)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Suspension? Huh?

      • Taco Bellinger says:
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        Ejected yesterday, but don’t know if he was throwing haymakers or not

        • The Harrow says:
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          it won’t be a long suspension if so.

  156. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    1. Please rank: Shoemaker, Eflin, Musgrove, JA Happ.

    2. Better ROS: Peraza, K Wong, T Anderson, Mancini?

    Thanks!

    Jedi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Happ, Musgrove 2. Peraza, Anderson

  157. Blue Devil says:
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    10 team, H2H 5×5 league.

    I’m trying to upgrade my OF. I am willing to trade one of my SP. Who would you try to trade as a SP and which OF’s would you target?

    Trout, Harper, Renfroe, Judge, Hoskins, Acuna Jr, Blackmon, Martinez, Soto, Cain, Castellanos, D. Santana, Merrifield, Gallo, Betts, Pham, Bellinger, Springer, Pollock, Yelich

    Peacock, Zimmermann, Ryu, Marquez, Berrios, Bauer, DeGrom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmermann or Peacock for Domingo?

  158. William Hung says:
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    Yandy’s biceps busted their way on my team and knocked Byron Buxton out. Hoping to ride this wave for a bit. The additional advantage Yandy has in my league is the lack of Ks – love how he never strikes out

      • William Hung says:
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        Do you think Yandy can reach 10 SBs or was that steal yesterday just a blip on the radar?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Blip, maybe 5-7

          • William Hung says:
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            In other news, I’m really hoping Lindor gets good news on his recovery this week and will be back shortly, so I can slide Dahl into that DL/IL spot

  159. Jay ArrB says:
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    Would you drop either Smoak or Meadows for C. Frazier

    Or I could drop Julio Urias for Frazier and have a bench bat

    RCL league.

  160. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    In my NL and AL only keepers –

    Dietrick or Neil Walker?

    Brad Keller or Spencer Turnbull?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Deitrich — Keller

  161. Tyler Magnus says:
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    Grey,

    Would/are you starting Anibal Sanchez tonight at Philly?

    stream-o-nater has him at $-12 and he really doesn’t have that good of #’s vs. Realmuto or Harper

  162. mernest says:
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    Great write up, as always!

    12 team H2H 6X6 with OPS

    I’ve got 1st waiver spot- should I use for Odor and swap out either Cesar Hernandez or Jorge Polanco? I have a feeling he won’t last till FA but unsure if worth my #1 spot.

    Thanks!

  163. Gotime says:
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    Are you adding Joc Peterson (6×6 H2H OBP) and dropping McNeil / Bader or hold

    • Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
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      for streamers though just just finished up like 4 lefties and an off day in a row for like 7 days coming in a row of righties. in a league where i could basically maybe usually always get renfroe/grichuk/joc i just grabbed joc.

      • Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
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        should be one less just in this and one more joc. or bascially, grab joc now in spots where you don’t have to lose bader/legs mcneil to do it.

  164. web says:
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    Where do you see Clint once the Yankees get healthier? Does he get sent down, surpass Gardner? Wondering your thoughts.

      • Chet says:
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        Even if he continues to hit? I’ve been holding Frazier in a dynasty league FOREVER. Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just don’t see him being anything more than a platoon player if the Yanks have 3 healthy OFs

        • Chet says:
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          That’s “thanks” for taking my question, not “thanks for recommending I hold Frazier FOREVER”. LOL!

          • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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            it’s the NYY fault for that. if he was still on CLE he’d be starting everyday right now.

  165. Andrew Mellars says:
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    Good day Grey….I have José Peraza, Aguilar and Eddie Rosario. Would you drop any of these guys for Domingo and or Alonso? H2H category league….Thank you much

  166. Lubes says:
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    Thanks for all the advice so far! Sitting in 3rd in one league, 1st (by 11 points) in another.

    In one league- MI has been only weak spot. Mondesi has been meh, Odor, Escobar, and Adames bleh. Drop anybody (leaning Adames) for Swanson, Polanco, McNeil, or Adam Frazier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adames for Swanson

  167. Play Ball says:
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    Peter Alonso

    BABIP .526
    ISO .441
    K% 32.4%

    These stats tell me a major correction is coming.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For sure, he’s not a .400 hitter

  168. Dave D says:
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    Did you see Fletcher finally hit leadoff on Saturday, hit a double and two singles, and was punished for his productivity by being banished to the 9-hole on Sunday. So, Ausmus bats LHH LaStella leadoff just because he hits left, effectiveness be damned?

    Unbelievable.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, driving me crazy!

      • Dave D says:
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        I think you or I could be a better manager or GM than Ausmus or Eppler. No joke.

  169. Chris says:
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    I know this has kinda been touched on before but,

    In a points league where saves are 10 points and holds are 4 points, who is more valuable moving forward:

    Barnes or Brasier?

    I have Barnes but could swap for Brasier.

  170. Dude at Dudes says:
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    My Jeff mcNeil & Ronald Guzman for his Glasnow?

    6×6 OBP & SLG K/9

  171. Sal says:
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    its early so i try not to drive myself nuts with the numbers so far on the small sample size, but would you drop someone like odor, peraza, or eloy for someone like swanson, or just bide my time till the production arrives

  172. Mike says:
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    H2H catagories where only 1 of the 8 offensive categories are SB

    Would this put Max Kepler ahead of Austin Meadows for you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like toss up there

  173. Maximumxpower says:
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    drop Franmil for Christin Stewart?

  174. Db says:
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    Starting Gibson @ Mets

    Already starting Marquez vs atl
    Stripling @ stl
    Mikolas vs lad

  175. TheReddMist says:
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    OBP League, Joc Pederson, Adam Jones, or Jorge Soler

  176. Andrew Mellars says:
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    would you add Colome or R Iglesias instead of David Robertson?

  177. JuanPablo says:
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    Quick question in a QS lg

    Newcomb or Matz?

    Thanks G

  178. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Wong or profar in OBP league

  179. fausto says:
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    -porcello a streamer in a 10tm? (was just dropped)

    in a redraft which 2 of these trades are you into?
    1. dan.murphy for r.stripling
    2. n.mazara for m.clevinger
    3. n.mazara for z.eflin AND c.mchugh
    4. mig.cabrera for s.beiber

    need some sp have plenty of bats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d own Porcello for another start or two

      2. Clevinger 3. Mazara 4. Bieber

    • fausto

      fausto says:
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      sorry my phone is being glitchy AF

  180. omar says:
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    10 team Weekly Cats 6×5 – Standard+OPS
    I have a ton of bangers, but I could use some speed. Would it be crazy to give up JustDong for Acuna in this format? I can keep either thru 2020.

  181. erad says:
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    I picked up Rodon for his 2 starts this week, sorry everyone

  182. wass says:
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    10 tm h2h points… steals are worth 2, HR 4, R 1, RBI 1, BB 1, and 1,2,3 for S, D, Triple.

    Myers and Villar for Eugenio Suarez? Position doesn’t matter.

    Thanks Grey! Asked Grimey about season 3…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grimey can hook you up

      • wass says:
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        Thanks!! Its been like 5 days without Gomorra and I need to know what happens haha

  183. Dave D says:
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    Well, in our DC I have Guzman and McMahon-down down, so rather than shift Muchodough from MI to CI, I’m going to roll out my 4th string 1B Tyler Austin in hopes that he has a smashing debut. Belt will suck or get hurt soon so I’m happy with the move…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wish I had him

      • Dave D says:
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        I am hopeful about him. I’m a little thin in CI and OF right now so with him being traded, that’s helpful. I’m waiting on McNeil to qualify as 3B/CI/OF which he should do by the end of week 4. Hes got six games at 3B and five at OF so far. Watch out Marwin 2017 here JMet comes…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I am too, first good Giants move ever

          • Dave D says:
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            Hitting 2nd, playing 1B while Belt in LF

  184. Cram It says:
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    Glad to see Bryant has come out of the gates without a pulse :-/

    • Dave D says:
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      Maybe he has swapped bodies or gatorade bottles with Heyward.

      • Cram It says:
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        I’m gonna start slipping PEDs into his gatorade if I have to!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, super excited about owning him

  185. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Ahmed Rosario dropped today in my league. Pick up over Goodrum? slide J Baez to 2b

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      yes. before somebody beats you in the WW’s to him.

  186. The Great Knoche says:
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    Taillion day went sideways fast. 3 errors on Newman in the inning, give up hit to Lester, bean Bryant and Rizzo pays him back with a liner off the melon. Follow that up with Baez doing his best Vlad impression. Ouch.

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      think none of that was earned though.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Doesn’t help the WHIP

        • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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          it appears newman had 3 errors in the same inning.

  187. For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    AL only with this (OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added). it’s finally looking like r.nunez IS the 3B guy now, even after starting year on the bad side of platoon.
    C jansen
    1B box wine (OF)
    2B altuve
    SS villar (2B)
    3B r.nunez
    MI harrison
    CI hanram (1B)
    OF (4): bauers (1B), mullins, grichuk, a-gor
    util (1) kendrys
    BN r.ruiz
    gallo frequently moves to OF here.
    DL (5): duffy, otani, upton
    NA (1) vlad

    team is doing pretty well so far, will get FAR better when otani/upton/vlad are up.

    if the beef jerky appendage man (h.alberto, MI only for now in yahoo, 3 more starts to get 2B, 4 more for 3B (starting over r.ruiz today), 4 more for RP too apparently) keeps starting (r.ruiz now benched 2 out of last 3), drop him or harrison for the beef jerky man?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ruiz… Can’t drop Harrison

      • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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        yeah, leadoff guy. did get 2 steals once in a game too (this year)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, I own him in 1 league

  188. Wally Pipp says:
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    it literally just looked like Eloy just gave up in that at bat vs Snell. Insanely futile effort. next at bat jose rondon takes snell deep like a boss…. as i type this

    • Cram It says:
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      We know, you hate Eloy!

  189. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    I was offered David price for corey seager i also have Mondesi, Machado, Carlos Correa, Paraza and Trea Turner…………………..I could use a pitcher I actually have an open slot due to injuries

    not a big price fan but seems like close enough value during a time of need

    pitchers are archer, bieber, foltynewicz Luchessi, Severino, G;reen and Kimbrel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think you can do better

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        Thanks i was hesitant on that one

  190. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: any concerns with starting Story in weekly leagues? Saw he was removed last night….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A little, but not as concerned as I am about Dahl… I think Story’s fine

    • Wally Pipp says:
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      hes good i saw it, he did some sprints after he was hit, was moving well and wasn’t removed right away. they took him out as a precaution with the game out of hand. i would be surprised if hes not in the lineup tonight

  191. Jj says:
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    Better stash, K Tucker or B Bichette

  192. Wally Pipp says:
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    hey rudy, eloy stinks!

  193. Zippy says:
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    Hey Grey- In a deep league, who is the better SP stash? Heaney or Alex Wood?

  194. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Just literally LOL’d at the Rockies lineup. “I don’t care who plays where, just make sure Garrett Hampson doesn’t play 2B + that he bats 8th after Josh Fuentes + Pat Vailaka….that’ll teach him to spoil Sixth Sense for me”

    • William Hung says:
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      where did you see it? I use rotowire but theirs is still “expected” with both Dahl and Story in the lineup

  195. big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty QS league

    Drop strahm or alcantrara for matz?

  196. OaktownSteve

    OaktownSteve says:
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    So Lester is an opener now, huh? This is shaping up to be a really weird season. The rabbit ball, the weird pitching weirdness.

    Probably been mentioned everywhere above, but the Puig vs the Pirates picture is one of the best baseball pictures of all time.

    Is that Randy Newman playing SS for the Pirates?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He was injured (hammy) — Puig pic is up there with Gehrig saying farewell… It is amazing…

      Newman said of the Pirates, they have good reason to smile

  197. Long Bawls says:
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    “Yandy is dandy but Yandy is quicker,” he was heard to say as he slid into second, and the only reason the boos didn’t drown him out is that there were only 39 people in the stands (which was still a new attendance record).

  198. ThE sHiT says:
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    Trade away Hoskins for Kris Bryant? 12 team with avg and ops

  199. KrazyIvan says:
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    Down in the dumps Dahl owner (reached in draft to douse myself in extra gasoline)

    My team is pretty balanced and am hoping for someone with the best upside.

    Heyward
    Desmond
    Kepler
    Laureano
    Goodrum

    On to pitching-rank the two best starts
    McHugh vs Yanks
    Urias vs Brewers
    ERod vs Orioles
    CSmith vs Phillies
    Kelly vs Padres

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Laureano

      Ed-Rod

  200. Lucky Dog says:
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    Schwarber is a schmotato, but is it too legit to quit?

    In English, is he an add or a hot streak? 5th in that lineup seems like a nice spot for him….

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Cool cool.

        On another note, I got to face Dirty Sanchez this week. That wasn’t fun, but thanks to my pitching I won the week 7-5 (had HRs & RBI until Sunday. Gah)

        My ERA/WHIP gives you a run for your money tho…deGrom,/Clevinger/Bieber/Glasnow/Lucchesi/Matz/Morton/Musgrove/l.castillo/Urias & Will Smith/Viz/Romo/Kennedy produced a line of 112 .2 IP, 148 K’s, 1.52 ERA & a .92 WHIP.

        Yay me!

        lol

        Ps – would you drop Max Fried for Schawarber or hold? My other options would be super util K?ke. I’m just not sure if Fried is the SP5 when the Braves are all healthy or headed to the pen.

        • Lucky Dog says:
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          Ah. It wouldn’t let me do Kike with the special symbol so now I’ve gotta get all anti-dentite with it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, é!

          I’d hold Fried and Kiké

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            Damn you and your special character know-how!

            :::shakes fist:::

            Thanks. I’ll hold like I wish Romo would stop doing because I need him to close, dammit. Conley sucks & I have nowhere to put him even if he didn’t suck, which he does.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hear that on Romo

  201. Play Ball says:
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    Jose Berrios or Glasnow in a standard roto?

      • Play Ball says:
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        Do you still believe Wheeler is a top 25 SP after his first couple starts?

  202. tigersharkz says:
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    Vogelbach starting at DH. Mallex Smith on the bench.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t imagine it’s long term

  203. hondo says:
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    Think Peacock stays in the pen and they start James in a couple weeks?

  204. bobbo says:
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    12 team h2h 6×6 OPS Holds
    Drop bench bat Eduardo Escobar to pick up:
    Merrill Kelly
    Tyson Ross
    Sandy Alcantara
    Hector Neris
    Brett Anderson
    Jake Odorizzi

    Or hold?

    Thanks a lot!

  205. omar says:
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    10 team Weekly Cats 6×5 – Standard + OPS

    Since there are more hitter categores, my draft strategy was to punt Ws and Ks, nab a bunch of closers and SP eligible relievers, and load up on bats. My only true SPs at the moment are Bauer, Musgrove, and Glasnow. Only 12 IP minimum per week. Should i go all in with this strategy and offer JD Martinez and Bauer for Trout? I really liked Bauer to anchor the pitching ratios. Are the other two plus Diego Castillo and Josh James plus Hand, Vazquez, Leclerc, Iglesias, Barnes, Minter and Jeffress enough to win me ERA, WHIP and SVs each week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems a bit much

  206. papasmurf says:
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    A fair warning on Healy… he’s on my team. So far I have gotten 2 for 19 out of him. (he’s 9/24 on the year when not in my lineup) Year after year it’s the same.

    I can cool anyone down. Power of the smurf. John D’s lucky there was no fantasy baseball back and I wasn’t alive back then. Woulda stopped his hitting streak at will.

    Meanwhile the defending champ in my league got 8/21 from future HoF Omar Narvaez… (and 1/13 when not in his lineup). Dunno how he does it. I cannot imitate his instincts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stop cooling down my guys, Papsmurf!

  207. Steve says:
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    Like Fletcher or Kang better as CI? Fletcher has looked the better hitter the past few days…

  208. tigersharkz says:
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    Donaldson back at 3B. Swanson still batting 6th.

  209. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Would you trade D Castillo and Eflin for Happ in a H2H league?

  210. Anon says:
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    T. Thornton or M.Kelly if you had to choose 1 in a QS lg?

    Thanks Greayt!!

    • Anon says:
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      Thornton vs TB then @ Minn
      Kelly vs SD then @ CHC

  211. Keith Labelle says:
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    I have Dahl & Treat injured with 0 DL but 3 bench spots. Also have Kimbrel and Severino.

    Pick up Joc, C. Stewart, Nimmo, Kepler, Polanco or Jose Martinez over Yonder Alonso or Ed. Escobar???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler over Yonder

  212. Let's Play Two says:
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    Voit and Buehler for Carrasco too much? Carrasco feasting on the Royals and Tigers in the Central equals big counting stats.

    I have Hoskins who can play 1B and can pick up P. Alonso who’s available.

  213. Keith Labelle says:
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    Add EdRod, Nimmo, Bauers, Jose martinez, Joc, Kepler, Polanco, C. Stewart, Hampson, Laureano, Fried, Strahm, Yonny, Winker over Ed Escobar or Yonder Alonso or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  214. William Hung says:
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    FYI – Dahl won’t be placed on IL right now – they think he can play in a few days, which means he’ll aggravate this injury at some point this week and be out for the season… LET THE MAN REST FOR 10 DAYS!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know! So annoying

  215. Harley Earl says:
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    Just want to add that your Davis vs. Rosenthal comment was comedic gold.

    Outstanding.

      • Harley Earl says:
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        By the way, are your hit counts and unique views going up? Because there are 645 comments on this thread alone and I don’t remember it being like that last year when I found this site!!! WTF!!!

        You are making twice as many pennies!!! LOL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s raining pennies, halleberrylujah!

  216. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Brian dozier or Wong OBP league

  217. Perfect Game says:
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    What is wrong with Dave Martinez!?!

    He STILL has Dozier hitting in the 2 hole with a .077 BA and .111 OBP while Robles, their top prospect and 3rd best hitter, is sitting in the 9 hole behind the pitcher!?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davey not smart

    • Al KOHOLIC says:
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      I really don’t see how some of these guys keep their jobs. That’s frikin crazy

    • Papa Jean Segura says:
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      Soon hopefully…

  218. Bob says:
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    For a 10 Team head to head, would you prefer to have Austin Barnes or Willians Astudillo as your catcher moving forward?