Yesterday, Evan Gattis went 2-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs with his 5th and 6th homers, while hitting four homers in the last three days.  After the game, Gattis likened this streak to the five red lights in a row where the first car to stop had broken windshield wipers and Gattis had a squeegee.  Adding, “Right now, I’m swinging the squeegee as good as ever.  There was one guy, Non-Tall Paul, who claimed to get a six-red-light streak back in ’98.  Non-Tall Paul reminds me of Altuve, actually.  Size-wise.  Not smell-wise.  He smelled of grapes.  Very, very rancid grapes.”  Okay, Gattis!  This weekend Gattis reminds us how ridiculous it was that people wanted to drop him in the first week-plus when he was striking out like Non-Tall Paul at a plus-sized model runway show.  I think someone even asked me in the first two weeks if I had revised projections for Gattis.  Guys and five girl readers (we have a new one!  Hey, lady!), the season isn’t even a month old yet.  You need to trust your players.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Chris Carter – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  This comes after an 0-for-11 stretch with 7 Ks.  Carter is a Two True Outcome player, or simply 2 T’s, or simply Kim Fields.

Marwin Gonzalez – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Fun fact!  Elmer Fudd’s favorite Florida team is the Marwins.  Marwin has gone five for his last twelve, and with Lowrie down, he’s getting playing time, but he’s really only worthwhile in AL-Only leagues.

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-4 yesterday and 3-for-4 with two homers on Saturday (12, 13).  I had a dream where there was a relay race with A-Rod, Chris Davis and Cruz running around the track and A-Rod was handing the baton off to Cruz, only the baton was a syringe, and the crowd was filled with life-sized ketchup bottles.  Any ideas what this means?

Austin Jackson – Left yesterday’s game after rolling his ankle.  “What a weird thing to want to smoke,” said Tim Lincecum.

J.A. Happ – 6 IP, 6 ER.  I think that officially puts a wooden spike through every preseason sleeper.  Is there any upside pitchers left?  Where have you gone, Tony Cingrani?  Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you.

Ryan Hanigan – Had hand surgery and will be out until the All-Star break.  Dan Pants hit you with his Blake Swihart fantasy, and I agree with him, and grabbed him in one league.  I grabbed Swihart, I didn’t grab Dan Pants.  Weirdo!

Joe Kelly – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 5.72.  Well, he is throwing fast!

Jacoby Ellsbury – 4-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .351.  He has one homer and nine steals on the year.  Member when it seemed like he was a 30-homer guy?  I wonder if him and Joe Mauer ever get together and talk about that.  Like over tea and scones.

Brett Gardner – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (2) and double helping of legs (7, 8), hitting .320.  Gardner’s starting to do work as the flowers come to bloom.  Damn, I’m poetic!

Mark Teixeira – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  So, I shouldn’t have dropped him.  Got it.  Loud and clear.  Old story, don’t need to keep hitting homers.  Thanks.

Anthony Rendon – Was scratched Saturday from his Double-A rehab game.  I’m gonna blame allergy season on all of Rendon’s scratching and not his bones made of No. 2 pencils.

Gio Gonzalez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA down to 3.86 vs. the Mets, and just this quickly it looks like the Mets are no longer a good team.  As quick as it happened, just that quickly it stuck its head back in its turtle shell and the Mets haven’t scored in two days.  As for Gio, his K-rate is 9.20, his walk rate is in the threes and his xFIP is 3.19, which are pretty much what they’ve always been in his career, but his ERA is a half run above where it always is.  Why?  Cause he’s been unlucky.  That’s as uncomplicated as Minnie Pearl.

Doug Fister – 6 1/3 IP, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA down to 2.61.  This was Fister vs. the Mess when usually it’s Fister equals the Mess.

Dillon Gee – 5 IP, 1 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks.  This was his 51st consecutive start of pitching five or more innings, which is a new Mets record.  Elias Sports Bureau added that this was the 7th time it’s reported this record and still no one cares.

Tim Lincecum – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 2.40.  He’s had some rotten luck for the last few years with his ERA, but this year he’s actually been worse than he’s been the last few years, but is getting lucky.  Lincecum said, “So, tell me more about this rolled ankle.”

Nori Aoki – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .307.  Hopefully, when The Gangly Manbird returns, there’s no problems getting Aoki into the lineup.  The Gangly Manbird is a territorial animal that has been known to squawk at and chew on the heads of intruders.

Joe Panik – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer, hitting .293.  Panik hasn’t done a whole lot recently, or ever in the history of man.  Just remain calm.

Corey Kluber – 5 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.62.  I thought his nadir was last week, but he one-downed his nadir and went even more nadir-ey.  He is the nadiriest!  Droopy Dog saying, “Going down?” and Kluber’s saying yes!  The Devil scratching his inner thigh with his pitchfork, notices something below him, “What’s that?”  It’s Kluber.  I’d still buy Kluber as I just said.  Now might be the last chance to do so.

Trevor Bauer – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, 10 baserunners (3 BBs), 1 K vs. the Jays, ERA up to 3.38, which is still below his walk rate (4.9), but barely, and may not be for long.  How about that K to BB rate in spring training, huh?  What, we shouldn’t mention that anymore in May?  Maybe we shouldn’t have mentioned it in March either.  Here’s something Gammons, Heyman or Dan Pants won’t tell you.  In March, they need to fill columns.  Saying that March stats don’t matter doesn’t exactly sell digital papers.  Okay, I’m done talking about spring training.  Promise.  nlfkjcd*72  Sorry, fingers were crossed.

Jason Kipnis – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd in three games.  Oh well, it looks like you didn’t overreact fast enough and now you’re gonna have to keep him on your team.  Bummer!

Michael Brantley – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .352, and has one homer and three steals on the year.  I’m on the fence with how close I think he’s going to come to repeating last year’s season.  The average-slash-hard-hit balls don’t seem to be letting up, which means it’ll come down to power and speed.  Speed will be mostly dependent on his back health, and power feels like it could fall to around 12 homers, due to HR/FB %.  I don’t think he’s going to disappoint you, but I also don’t see 2nd round value coming.

Jose Ramirez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, and hitting mostly shitsicles confused for chocolate, but the Indians are giving him a chance to come out of his early-season funk so I’m cyclops’ing him.

Drew Hutchison – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 7.47, as flown by Denzel in the movie Flight.  “I love that Hutch” will now return to only being said by furniture enthusiasts and Starsky haters.

Devon Travis – 1-for-5, 4 RBIs with the grand slam, his 7th homer.  Whenever I see him, I can’t help singing Madonna’s Who’s That Girl song but with some slight modifications, “Quien es Gris’s nino, who’s my boy?!  Senor Gris, mas fino, who’s my boy?!”

Michael Saunders – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI and two days in a row with multiple hits.  Saunders is starting to heat up, and, yes, I still like him, so I would grab him.

Johnny Cueto – 6 IP, 5 ER vs. the Braves.  He just ran into a red-hot Kelly Johnson (1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer) and Jonny Gomes (1-for-4 and his 3rd homer).  Wait, what?!  Kelly Johnson has 5 homers?!  Kelly Johnson has more homers and RBIs than Freddie Freeman!  Up is black right now!  Next thing you’re gonna tell me that I write 2500 words daily about fantasy baseball.  Wait, WHAT!?  Hayzeus Cristo, don’t tell my age 13 to 30 year-old self.  Feel free to tell my 13-year-old or under self.  He’d be impressed.  Assuming he understood becoming a professional wrestler valet just wasn’t in the cards.  …Actually, there’s still time for that!

Julio Teheran – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 3.82.  Teheran looks back on track.  Don’t tell a Bush, they will bomb them back to hell.

Desmond Jennings – To the DL with knee issues, which is different than Jimmy Hitler’s problems.  He has née issues.

Nate Karns – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 4.05.  Karns tootin!  When Karns avoids walking guys, good things happen.  Unfortch, he has a 4.5 walk rate in his major league career.  The Stream-o-Nator liked his game yesterday, but not his next, so do what you do.

Logan Forsythe – 2-for-4, RBI, hitting .296, and near-.350 in the last week.  Three Angels sit around an intercom, Forsythe comes on and says, “Hot schmotato,” and the Angels say, “Thanks, Charlie.”

Steve Pearce – Lifted in the middle of yesterday’s game with a stomach illness.  He thinks he must’ve ate something while the Orioles were in Tampa, but he’s not sure.  They’ve been eating at all of Tampa’s most popular spots:  Hooter’s, Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang’s, Quizno’s, Jimmy John’s, TGIF’s, McDonald’s.  Oh, wait, that’s every city in America’s most popular spots.

Adam Jones – 4-for-4, 2 RBIs, hitting .402.  Defrost the frozen Ted Williams head!  Poke the Mantle donated-to-science liver!  Knock the astronaut ice cream out of Hank Aaron’s hand as he lies in a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber!  We got a live one!

Wei-Yin Chen – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.83.  Don’t worry, I won’t bore you with how Chen’s been good since June of last year.  Numbers, schnumbers!  We want hype!

J.J. Hardy – There’s rumors floating that Hardy could be activated this week.  Oh, wait, those aren’t rumors.  Everyone out of the pool!

Miguel Gonzalez – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA down to 2.59.  Gondazzlez!  JB’s top 100 starters and pitcher profile that’s coming later today will be about Gonzalez, so I won’t say more than doode’s been a 2.50 ERA pitcher for, like, the past six months.

Michael Wacha – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 1.93.  Wait, wait, it gets more absurd.  His K-rate is 4.96.  Hahahahahahaha… Breathe, Grey, breathe!  Man, I lost it there for a second.  I thought I read Wacha had a 4.96 K/9 and a 1.93 ERA.  Those two would never be found together unless the pitcher was crazy lucky.  Let’s just hope we get to Friday and Wacha can still be a sell for my Buy/Sell.

Kolten Wong – 3-for-4 and his 2nd homer as he was batting ninth, after he pinch-hit in the pitcher’s spot.  When he was hitting in the eight-hole, I didn’t mean literally how could it get worse.

Pedro Alvarez – 1-for-2 and his 5th homer, hitting .227.  Marla Gibbs welcomes you with open arms.

Jung-ho Kang – 2-for-5 and his 1st homer.  Doesn’t Kang sound like King Kong and Jessica Lange’s child after Kong was so whipped that it was either Kong-Lange or Kang?  Hmm, maybe it’s just me.

Mike Fiers – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA down to 4.74.  This Fiers was the one I imagined when I called him a sleeper in the preseason, and drafted him on multiple teams.  Luckily, those leagues were so deep that I wasn’t able to drop him and I reaped some special yum-yums on Saturday.  I don’t think we’re completely out of the woods, said the wolf to Red Riding Hood, but I’d obviously own Fiers in case the corner has been turned.

Jean Segura – Hit on the helmet by a pitch for the 2nd time this season.  As the book, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, tells us, you should wear your glove on your head.

Aramis Ramirez – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .233.  This came the same day the Brewers fired their manager.  Now, JB’s dreams of being the Brewers’ manager are going to become more intense than ever.  Diane Sawyer is not interviewing you as the new Brewers manager, JB; it’s a dream!

Carlos Gomez – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and stole two bases when he returned from the DL on Saturday.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Read the sign above my head!”

Jimmy Nelson – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.03, and his xFIP is 4.08 as he thumbs his nose at sabermetricians, which means FU if done to Italian sabermetricians.  For what it’s Werth, Fiers’s stats look insanely good, Nelson’s stats look mostly meh.

Jason Hammel – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.73.  He’d seem so much more intimidating if he changed the spelling of his name to H.A.M.mel.

Carlos RodonWhite Sox said Rodon will be in the rotation soon.  I’m sitting with my elbow on my knee, propping my head up with my hand, thinking about picking up Rodon.  I’m the fantasy baseball Thinker.

Avisail Garcia – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .342.  Wow, that’s a surprise.  I’ve been getting all kinds of comments about dropping Avisail.  Yeah, okay, color me befuddled.

Brian Dozier – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .240.  Better hurry up and drop him before he starts doing what you drafted him for.  Quick!

Kennys Vargas – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .208, but hitting near-.375 in the last week.  A rising hot schmotato from the ashes (and wrapped in aluminum foil and topped with chives and bacon)!

Trevor Plouffe – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .278.  This was his 2nd homer in as many games and third homer this week.  Oh, yeah, he’s full-on schmotato, as well.  The Twins are hot, y’all!

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and two homers (5, 6), hitting .314.  *licks the whipped cream out of a tin foil pie dish, sees a picture of Arenado on a bear skin rug*  Hey, that’s my Pi!

Charlie Blackmon – 3-for-5 and two solo homers (4, 5).  Those two homers not only got out of Petco, but also through a glass ceiling.

Jedd Gyorko – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs and a homer.  I told you he was a sleeper!  *slowly backs out of room, accidentally backs into a room filled with drafters of Gyorko*  Hey, fellas.

Derek Norris – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .337.  From Derek Norris Facts dot com, Derek Norris can stay healthy and hit .300.  These facts are lame.

Austin HedgesPadres top catching prospect was called up to…Hmm…  Well, I’m not sure why they called him up.  Maybe Norris is leaving the club for a few days to help the Chinese 3-D print houses.

Billy Burns – 1-for-4 and a caught stealing, as he was called up on Saturday.  Saturday was a great day for the ICU with Fiers turning it on and Burns up.  All we need is the Marlins prospect, Julio Blisterio, to pop.  Or at least Puig to return with some oinkment.  I love Burns as much as any SAGNOFer could who needs steals.  He’s got 45-steal speed with an everyday job, and, unfortch, I don’t think he plays every day, because, brucely, no one on the A’s plays every day.  Though, Burns is no worse than Gose or Rajai, and should be owned everywhere.

Sonny Gray – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA down to 1.67.  Gra/ey is/are awesome.

Stephen Vogt – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and two homers (5, 6).  Rock the Vogt hasn’t been this popular since Judd from The Real World: San Francisco publicly endorsed a libertarian candidate in the 1998 3rd District Councilman race in San Fran.  Even with the endorsement, Puck still lost.

Josh Reddick – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .391.  I haven’t been this aroused by a Reddick since I accidentally wandered into the Ladyboy section of downtown Bangkok.

Greg Holland – Will return on Tuesday, which is Cinco de Mayo, which in Holland is Cinco de Mayo.  They have May 5th there too.

Miguel Cabrera – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .366.  To paraphrase Kendrick Lamar, “Life ain’t shizz but a fat Miggy Cabrera.”

Josh Hamilton – Set to begin a rehab assignment.  Ain’t that overdue!

Hyun-Jin Ryu – About to face hitters.  Swipe to the left!

Brett Anderson – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks vs. Chase Anderson 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks in a battle alphabetical superiority.  Ugh, again Chase Anderson’s stats look worthy of owning in all leagues, but the last time that happened, he got rocked.  It’s hard to find fault with a 8.3 K/9, 2.2 BB/9, 3.36 xFIP guy and I’d try to own him again if you got rattled after his last start.

Mat Latos – Has been cleared for Tuesday start.  Emphasis on “has been.”

Chase Utley – 0-for-5, 1 run, hitting .108.  This is the worst month by a 2nd baseman since 1985 when Bobby Grich smashed a guitar at a children’s fundraiser, after misinterpreting the Whoville theme.

 
  1. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    My outfield is logjammin’ like Karl Hungus. So in my infinite wisdom I benched Chuck Nasty in favor of messers Trumbo and Marisnick yesterday. Shock G was right: They can’t keep tha Blackmon down.

  2. Harry Hardenberg says:
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    can you rank the 3 SP you highlighted in terms of most ownable to least:

    miguel gonzalez
    jason hammel
    chase anderson

    thanks in advance grey

  3. Jason says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Vogt as a top 5 C ROS? Would you take Vogt or Russell Martin, points league Ottoneu style, this year and beyond?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason: Maybe top 5, prolly not, I’d take Vogt

  4. Russell says:
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    Miguel Castro back to the minors, is he gonna be back this year or do you think they’ll stretch him back out and he’ll be off the radar for a bit? I was just offered him in a straight one for one deal in a keeper league, Castro for Junichi Tazawa

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Russell: Keeper, sure.

  5. JayAye says:
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    Grey,

    I have Zimmerman and Harrison @ third. Dump one or both and sell my soul by picking up A-Rod? Plouffe, Prado, Semien are also out there. Basically, I’m sick of Zim and Harr and their paltry stats. Any reason to hold out hope that either will stop soiling the bed?

    Thanks!

    • bigbear says:
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      @JayAye: Nothing is off the table in fantasy, even your soul. Considering who’s on the waiver wire, you can drop both. A-Rod and Semien would be the one’s I’d go after.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JayAye: Lose Harrison for A-Rod

  6. DMT says:
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    Who would you start this week, Tomas or Saunders? Thanks, great stuff!

    • DMT says:
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      @DMT:

      Also pick two SPs for this week: Hahn (@Min, @Sea), Greene (@ChA, KC), Fiers (LA), Hammel (@Mil). Graz!

      • Ralph says:
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        @DMT: Hahn for sure. I’d probably go with Fiers, but Hammel is much safer against Milwaukee. I’d be too afraid of the matchups to start Greene, even with 2 starts. if it’s a points league, probably the two start guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DMT: Tomas…Hahn, Fiers

  7. Harry Hardenberg says:
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    also would you drop folty for tyler lyons, if more of a short term move, neither factor into the team after about 2-3 weeks or so

  8. Miles says:
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    the funny thing Grey is that I think you actually did cross your fingers when you typed that

  9. JVanSlyke says:
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    Should I drop Souza or Aoki for Burns?? 10 team roto and need steals. Thanks!!

    • Ralph says:
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      @JVanSlyke: I wouldn’t, but if you do it should definitely be Aoki.

  10. woodzler says:
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    ah….the espn News on Reddick:

    “Reddick remained red-hot on Sunday …”

  11. Bas says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In Holland May 5th is Liberation Day.
    This year I celebrate it with getting Cishek and Kluber for Devon Travis.;-)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bas: Ha, nice!

  12. gordon shumway says:
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    Hi Grey- in a 6×6 h2h SLG and OBP league, with Yelich coming off the DL, who do I drop? Yelich, Ozuna, Napoli, Garcia, Marisnick or Paxton? Paxton has contributed the least, but that would also mean that I’ll be carrying 3 bench bats. Thanks!

  13. assy says:
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    Yo, Loth! you think Saunders over Lageras? it’s been a nice Juan in April but I’m getting a little tired of all the no-speed-no-power here. A real Charley Luau here, if you know what I mean.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @assy: I do, assy… Sure, try Saunders, I dropped Lagares in one league for same reason… Assy, you and me, two peas

      • Assy says:
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        @Grey: one pod, no cameras, please!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, sir, assy!

  14. Miles says:
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    Grey, a couple first basemen Qs.
    #1: the other day you said to sell high on Adrian Gonzalez. what would you expect to get back in return?
    #2: I got V-Mart in another league (didn’t reach, he fell late). I don’t have a real need for him now nor any expectations… what would you try to get back in a trade for him? I don’t want to just drop him, rather sell low (which is sad)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Miles: 1. A #1 SP, or OF 2. Anything, maybe a #3 OF, SP

    • Scott says:
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      @Miles: #1 Dallas Keuchel

  15. Dusty Baker says:
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    I know its early, and am hoping to catch an owner selling LOW on a couple players- But, at the same token, I might be a bit impatient myself————— I am looking to obtain either Bruce or Cargo in an NL only 5×5 standard Roto ———- I am offering either Belt or Alonso, plus Morse ————————— for the season Morse, Bruce and Cargo are all wedged together statistically, with bruce having a slight edge on overall numbers ————– I have a very good staff, and want to free up my utility spot to add another pitcher, to dominate in pitching categories. But dont want to drop Alonso or Belt to do so ——oh, and on a persoal level, do you like them hoy cininamon flavored toothpicks ?—— your thoughts please , and thanks for your time -DB

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      @Dusty Baker: —– and for the record, the oother owner is in need of Corner Infield spot, its a 5 Outfld league too. – peace bra

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Dusty Baker: I would try with either of the packages, but they are both pretty bad offers on your end —————- I don’t see either being accepted.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dusty Baker: Don’t like cinnamon flavored anything… Not sure what else you’re asking

  16. rick says:
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    Pick up any of the following: Fiers, Miguel Gonzalez, Travis Wood and drop Wacha, Bauer, DeScalfani. Thanks.

    • the swinging says:
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      @rick: You want fiers. I’d cut bauer for him.

      • Greyismyhero says:
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        @the swinging: No way I would cut Bauer, I would cut Des before Bauer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @rick: DeScla for Fiers

  17. the swinging says:
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    You cutting hutch everywhere or hold in a deep league with a wasteland waiver wire?

  18. Slick says:
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    Geez, Grey. I KNOW you’ve been saying it for a while but I gotta confirm it.

    Is Jered Weaver gonna be this bad all year? Ok, I get it, he has diminishing stuff. But THIS BAD? Really?

    On the same note, any chance Hutchinson salvages the season and turns it around to something respectable? He showed at least to be an average SP last year. Will he bring those numbers to a respectable level?

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Slick: I wouldn’t hold onto either right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slick: I haven’t liked Weaver for years… Hutch is likely droppable

  19. Manley Ramirez says:
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    I’m befuddled by the unfazed Avisail love. Continues to show no power, that .340 is empty and is only going to fall…and you’re going to be left with what, a .280 corner OF with limited pop that bats in the middle of the lineup…basically you are in love with a latin nick markakis (and not in-his-prime sparkakis, either).

    • nojangles says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: i agree i’m also not seeing it. still very early and coul be eating my words, but it feels like you own a 33 year old underappreciated vet player, not a young upside guy with his stats.

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @nojangles: When did Avisail age 10 years. Everything says he’s 23 and using Soriano math still only makes him 27 tops.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: That’s a little shortsided. He prorated to 25 HR’s last year. It’s been one month.

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: Either way, you’re dropping a .340 hitter right now? Nope.

    • Ralph says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: fly ball rate is way down so far in 2015 (17%) compared to 2013 (26%) and 2014 (29%). This would be problematic for his power numbers if it’s truly a trend for him.

      That said, the fly balls have not turned into ground balls. His ground ball rate has also dropped. From 56% in 2013 and 2014 to 52% this year. All those fly balls and ground balls have turned into line drives — 18% in 2013, 15% in 2014 and 32% so far this year.

      I think what we are seeing is a small sample issue combined with some bad luck. Even though he’s playing in a home park that favors hitters, his HR/FB is only 10% in the early-going. My bet is that some of those line drives turn into fly balls and his HR/FB corrects back to his career norms in the mid-high teens (15% in 2013 and 19% in 2014).

      He is likely due to a correction in batting average — .440 BABIP is obviously not sustainable. That said, with a 30% line drive rate, you would expect a higher BABIP. once those line drives turn into fly balls his average will come down, but his HRs will also come at the same time.

      I’m holding, and would buy in leagues where his owner is frustrated with the lack of power.

  20. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Fantastic write-up, many thanks!

    a. Thanks for voting Vogt! Got him in all four leagues from day 6 when he qualified as C in CBS and have never and will never look back.

    b. Thanks for the Buy/Sell column. Well copied. I read, memorize and store it all with verve.

    Cheers,
    Ante

  21. Factory of Sadness says:
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    Hahn or Haren ROS?

  22. TayTay says:
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    In a 12 team league, would you trade Abreu for Votto/Kluber? Also have Rizzo/Homer @ 1st. OBP counts and I’m in need of pitching. (Had a 4.6 ERA/1.36 WHIP last week)

    • Ralph says:
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      @TayTay: I rarely trade away the best player, but I think I would do this deal.

    • SallyCips says:
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      @TayTay: Def a good hul for Abreu.

  23. kingforaday151 says:
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    Traded away Travis for Cain on Saturday, then watched Travis hit a grand slam yesterday….SUGAR!

    I drafted Wong, picked up Travis and needed OF help. Thoughts on trade?

  24. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey. In a points league Carlos Rodon qualifies as a RP, would you rather have him or Axford?

    Many Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Eric: Rodon

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Eric: Axford may have the closing gig all year for all we know, I’m going with him.

    • Grey

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      @Eric: Agree with MP

  25. Jason E. from the D says:
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    This is probably going to sound like a stupid question (yes, there is such a thing)…I was offered McCutchen for my D. Travis and Brantley. Grey, you have been telling people to sell on Cutch, but this is a good buy for me right?

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Jason E. from the D: It’s sad that you have to think about it because this year kinda interesting, but yeah I’d take it.

      • Jason E. from the D says:
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        @SallyCips: Yeah, normally that offer would never be on the table. I know I have to accept it, but just felt compelled to ask. Thanks for the input

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Jason E. from the D: jesus, another Jason, there’s more Jason’s than females around here.

  26. Joann Kline says:
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    :) +1 on the S/O. I think my pitching is forever cursed because I drafted Tanaka against all advice. I definitely need Fiers to turn the corner plus someone else to get going – sadly, that means I’m still in on Porcello and Clay. That’s Bucholz, not Kershaw.

  27. Bryan says:
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    Miguel Gonzalez,Fiers or keep Bauers?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Bryan: Fiers

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Bryan: Bauer for now

  28. nojangles says:
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    long term keeepr:

    jacob degrom, anthony rendon, pablo, hunter pence FOR arenado, mchugh, marisnick

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @nojangles: Nolan side, best player in the trade..

      • Ralph says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: I’m not sure Arenado is the best player in the trade. We all pretty much agreed Rendon was a better player than Arenado coming in to the season, and the only thing that has changed is that Rendon has been on the shelf. There’s no reason to think he won’t be the same guy when he comes back.

        Now, maybe given that uncertainty Arenado is the most valuable commodity in the trade, but I think that’s a bit different than saying he’s the best player. If you’re looking to flip him, all that matters is the market perception, but if you’re looking to acquire and hold him, then the market’s valuation isn’t as important.

        It also, to Grey’s point, depends a lot on the depth of the league. if you’re able to handle stashing Rendon and Pence, then you’re getting (I think) a good upgrade at RP from McHugh to DeGrom and a serviceable 3B in Sandoval to fill in for Arenado. Unless the league is deep, Marisnick is an easy throw in.

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          @Ralph: SP, obviously, not RP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nojangles: Tough call, kinda depends on what holes the Rendon side fills, or who fills those holes, i.e., depth of league

  29. Wilson says:
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    Hi Grey thanks for your articles as always, i enjoy it

    About Dozier, you ranked him as top 5 2nd baseman in-season and he did a good job last year.
    But you seems to rank him low this year.

    What’s the difference and why ? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: Last year was fluky

  30. Pb&j says:
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    Lawrie just got dropped. Who u like, Russell or Brett as a MI?

  31. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Seems like just yesterday they were called the Laststros and now with a 10 game winning streak and 14 out of 15, they are the, Firstplacestros!

  32. JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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    FACT of THE DAY:

    Forty is the only number whose letters are in alphabetical order

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @JeF WiTH 1 F:
      A man named Alan Markovitz
      purchased a house next door
      to his ex wife in Michigan
      so that he could install a giant
      middle finger statue for
      her to see everyday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF WiTH 1 F: Was that a trivia fact under an Olde English cap?

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @Grey: it was St. Ides

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  33. Jhan23 says:
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    10 man league that I am usually able to use the quantity over quality in SP position. This year however I am struggling to narrow down my batters so I can pick up some more SP. Batters are:
    C: Santana
    1b: Pujols, Duda, Moss
    2b: Wong, Kipnis waiting on Rendon
    SS: Desmond
    3b: Tomas waiting on Rendon
    Of: Trout, McCutchen, Myers, Gordon, Moss, Souza
    Also have Ozuna in the free agent pool that I could grab.
    Some of the SP avail. Are Fiers and wood. Is it time to drop batters and grab a guy like Fiers or hold? Which of the batters is most droppable?
    Thanks as always
    Grey

    • Grey

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      @Jhan23: No idea how many hitters you actually play

      • Jhan23 says:
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        @Grey: Sorry.. to make that clear it’s 1 at each position plus 2 utility spots

    • John says:
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      @Jhan23: Maybe trade away some these guys, try and trade Myers for quality arm…aim high first and also look to trade Kipnis or Wong if they have value in your league.

    • F.K.A. Ralph says:
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      @Jhan23: I would cut Moss for Fiers. You can try to trade him, but I doubt you’d get a better SP than Fiers in a ten team league.

  34. nojangles says:
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    top 2 SP’s from:

    tracvis wood, paxton, shoemaker, fiers, gonzalez, ubaldo or brandon morrow ROS

  35. J says:
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    Hi Grey,

    My SP staff:
    Sale, Degrom, Carrasco, McHugh, Keuchel, Salazar, Bauer, Paxton, Fiers

    1) Would you drop anyone for Miguel Gonzalez or Rodon?
    Whos the weakest link if I want to open up a stream spot?

    2) Souza in a rough patch.
    Drop for reddick or fowler?

    thanks!

    • Grey

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      @J: 1) Nah, Bauer 2) Nah

  36. SallyCips says:
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    Touched upon this back and forth trade last week, but yesterday I received a counter I’m seriously contemplating…

    I get: Kershaw, Puig, Sal Perez, Familia, Moustakis

    I give: Stanton, C. Santana, Pineda, Bauer

    Thoughts? Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @SallyCips: Hold

      • SallyCips says:
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        @Malicious Phenom: I’m not much of a hold type of guy. Why don’t you like it, MP?

        • Malicious Phenom says:
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          @SallyCips:

          Puig’s hammy worries me as does Moose, does he hti all year? Your four just seem like the better players..

          • SallyCips says:
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            @Malicious Phenom: Seems like he’s ahead of schedule, you worried about flare ups?

            The thing that gives me pause is losing a ton of HRs and RBIs. Don’t think Puig, Moose, and Perez come close, bit if the first stays healthy and Moose proves he’s a legit post-hyper then it’s a score on different levels. Kershaw, combined with my Price, would make my rotation deadly no matter who’s behind them.

            Still tough and working it out here so appreciate the input.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SallyCips: Trade for a cheaper SP if you need pitching

      • SallyCips says:
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        @Grey: You think Stanton is a price too high to pay? or is it the Stanton/Santana combined 70 HR deficit? Could get 60 back from the hitter return portion.

        I feel like Puig is the big * here. What does he do this season?

        • Grey

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          Don’t sell Stanton for less than Trout

          • SallyCips says:
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            @Grey: Wow, that’s about as emphatic a statement as I can get. And heeded.

            Thanks for the wake up call, man.

            • Grey

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              No problem

  37. nojangles says:
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    bautista/billy hamilton FOR dee gordon/alex gordon/hunter pence

    bautista is $20 to keep, dee is $10, the rest irrelevant.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @nojangles: Joey bats side..

  38. Larken says:
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    Have walker, greene, and happ. Which one do I drop for Jim Johnson I need holds?
    After that are you dropping the other two for any of these guys Colome, chase anderson, Chavez, fiers, rubby, karns, sanchez
    Are the other two streamers or worth holding on to?

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Larken: I’d don’t drop guys for holds and I’m in a holds league! I’d wait till someone is completely terrible, then fine. None of those guys are there yet.

      That said Greene or Happy for Fiers, surely.

    • Grey

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      @Larken: Drop Chavez, Rubby, Karns

  39. Wilson says:
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    it seems Allen could lose his job
    Grab Shaw or Atchison?

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Wilson: Shaw first obviously.

  40. Shaggy says:
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    Got a good laugh outta the Gyorko comment. As someone who agreed with you, it’s good to still be able to laugh…

  41. Five-On-One says:
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    MI question for y’all. ROS – Lawrie, A.Escobar or J.Ramirez? Thanks.

  42. The Flayed Man says:
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    Good morning,

    14 team 6×6 Yahoo roto

    His Quintana for my CMart. Was just offered this.

    Thank you.

  43. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 QS
    Drop Nelson for Paxton?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @TOGMAN: I would

  44. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Drafted this team Saturday night, my first ever May draft…10 team H2H points..CBS Sports..I had the 2nd pick in the draft..

    Used your rankings Grey.

    STARTING BATS:
    C Brian McCann C | NYY
    1B Paul Goldschmidt 1B | ARI
    2B Howie Kendrick 2B |
    3B Nolan Arenado 3B | COL
    SS Hanley Ramirez OF,SS | BOS
    OF Bryce Harper OF | WAS H
    OF Adam Jones OF | BAL
    OF Justin Upton OF | SD
    U Carlos Gonzalez OF | COL

    RESERVE BATS:
    2B Anthony Rendon 2B,3B | WAS
    OF Yasiel Puig OF | LAD
    U Starling Marte OF | PIT

    STARTING PITCHERS:
    SP Trevor Bauer SP | CLE
    SP Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD
    SP Collin McHugh SP | HOU
    SP Michael Pineda SP | NYY
    SP Danny Salazar SP | CLE
    RP Jesse Chavez RP,SP | OAK
    RP Andrew Miller RP | NYY

    RESERVE PITCHERS:
    SP Jose Fernandez SP | MIA
    SP Taijuan Walker SP | SEA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Not sure how you drafted all of those guys, but well done that you did

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Grey: Five teams were on auto pilot and CBS rankings are a joke, they had so many pitchers listed in the top 100 overall player rankings and every auto pilot team was having pitchers drafted for them..I just sat on bats, using your rankings to clean up!!

        Here is my draft:

        ROUND 1
        PICK TEAM PLAYER ELAPSED TIME PTS
        1 Answer This Team Mike Trout CF | LAA 0.0/106.0
        2 Malicious Phenoms Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD 11 sec 0.0/71.5
        3 NYC Bombers *David Price SP | DET 1 min 31 sec 0.0/106.0
        4 DODGERS Felix Hernandez SP | SEA 10 sec 0.0/124.0
        5 ni *Chris Sale SP | CHW 1 min 30 sec 0.0/48.0
        6 Red Sox *Max Scherzer SP | WAS 1 min 30 sec 0.0/96.5
        7 Detroit Diamonds *Corey Kluber SP | CLE 1 min 30 sec 0.0/50.5
        8 Uisge Baugh Giancarlo Stanton RF | MIA 7 sec 0.0/91.5
        9 beantown bombers *Johnny Cueto SP | CIN 1 min 31 sec 0.0/108.0
        10 KING O KINGS *Stephen Strasburg SP | WAS 1 min 30 sec 0.0/47.0
        ROUND 2
        PICK TEAM PLAYER ELAPSED TIME PTS
        1 KING O KINGS *Jordan Zimmermann SP | WAS 0 sec 0.0/53.0
        2 beantown bombers *Jon Lester SP | CHC 0 sec 0.0/49.0
        3 Uisge Baugh Troy Tulowitzki SS | COL 9 sec 0.0/60.5
        4 Detroit Diamonds *Adam Wainwright SP | STL 0 sec 0.0/72.0
        5 Red Sox *Madison Bumgarner SP | SF 0 sec 0.0/71.0
        6 ni *Cole Hamels SP | PHI 0 sec 0.0/64.0
        7 DODGERS Josh Donaldson 3B | TOR 1 min 5 sec 0.0/101.5
        8 NYC Bombers *Miguel Cabrera 1B | DET 0 sec 0.0/99.0
        9 Malicious Phenoms Paul Goldschmidt 1B | ARI 29 sec 0.0/111.0
        10 Answer This Team Jose Altuve 2B | HOU 9 sec 0.0/109.0
        ROUND 3
        PICK TEAM PLAYER ELAPSED TIME PTS
        1 Answer This Team Zack Greinke SP | LAD 22 sec 0.0/116.5
        2 Malicious Phenoms Adam Jones CF | BAL 26 sec 0.0/96.0
        3 NYC Bombers *Jeff Samardzija SP | CHW 0 sec 0.0/47.0
        4 DODGERS Gerrit Cole SP | PIT 9 sec 0.0/112.5
        5 ni *Andrew McCutchen CF | PIT 0 sec 0.0/55.5
        6 Red Sox *Phil Hughes SP | MIN 0 sec 0.0/39.0
        7 Detroit Diamonds *Jake Arrieta SP | CHC 0 sec 0.0/90.5
        8 Uisge Baugh Edwin Encarnacion 1B | TOR 24 sec 0.0/59.0
        9 beantown bombers *Jacob deGrom SP | NYM 1 sec 0.0/58.5
        10 KING O KINGS *Jose Bautista RF | TOR 0 sec 0.0/73.5
        ROUND 4
        PICK TEAM PLAYER ELAPSED TIME PTS
        1 KING O KINGS *Julio Teheran SP | ATL 0 sec 0.0/73.0
        2 beantown bombers *Anthony Rizzo 1B | CHC 0 sec 0.0/95.5
        3 Uisge Baugh Dallas Keuchel SP | HOU 44 sec 0.0/128.0
        4 Detroit Diamonds *Hisashi Iwakuma SP | SEA 1 sec 0.0/14.5
        5 Red Sox *James Shields SP | SD 0 sec 0.0/107.0
        6 ni *Jose Abreu 1B | CHW 0 sec 0.0/67.0
        7 DODGERS Nelson Cruz RF | SEA 9 sec 0.0/118.5
        8 NYC Bombers *Matt Harvey SP | NYM 0 sec 0.0/123.0
        9 Malicious Phenoms Bryce Harper LF | WAS 49 sec 0.0/80.0
        10 Answer This Team Adrian Gonzalez 1B | LAD 5 sec 0.0/108.0
        ROUND 5
        PICK TEAM PLAYER ELAPSED TIME PTS
        1 Answer This Team Sonny Gray SP | OAK 7 sec 0.0/138.5
        2 Malicious Phenoms Yasiel Puig RF | LAD 1 min 26 sec 0.0/30.5
        3 NYC Bombers *Carlos Carrasco RP | CLE 1 sec 0.0/50.5
        4 DODGERS Todd Frazier 3B | CIN 32 sec 0.0/92.0
        5 ni *Jered Weaver SP | LAA 0 sec 0.0/21.5
        6 Red Sox *Masahiro Tanaka SP | NYY 0 sec 0.0/65.0
        7 Detroit Diamonds *Greg Holland RP | KC 0 sec 0.0/40.5
        8 Uisge Baugh Garrett Richards SP | LAA 26 sec 0.0/48.0
        9 beantown bombers *Alex Wood SP | ATL 0 sec 0.0/49.0
        10 KING O KINGS *Lance Lynn SP | STL 0 sec 0.0/66.0
        ROUND 6
        PICK TEAM PLAYER ELAPSED TIME PTS
        1 KING O KINGS *Michael Brantley LF | CLE 0 sec 0.0/69.5
        2 beantown bombers *Freddie Freeman 1B | ATL 0 sec 0.0/75.0
        3 Uisge Baugh *Matt Carpenter 3B | STL 1 min 31 sec 0.0/104.5
        4 Detroit Diamonds *Tyson Ross SP | SD 0 sec 0.0/44.5
        5 Red Sox *Albert Pujols 1B | LAA 0 sec 0.0/56.5
        6 ni *Ian Kennedy SP | SD 0 sec 0.0/18.0
        7 DODGERS Chris Archer SP | TB 21 sec 0.0/108.0
        8 NYC Bombers *Robinson Cano 2B | SEA 0 sec 0.0/55.0
        9 Malicious Phenoms Nolan Arenado 3B | COL 12 sec 0.0/84.5
        10 Answer This Team Buster Posey C | SF 10 sec 0.0/62.5
        ROUND 7
        PICK TEAM PLAYER ELAPSED TIME PTS
        1 Answer This Team Matt Kemp CF | SD 49 sec 0.0/90.0
        2 Malicious Phenoms Hanley Ramirez SS | BOS 21 sec 0.0/98.0
        3 NYC Bombers *Joey Votto 1B | CIN 0 sec 0.0/103.5
        4 DODGERS Salvador Perez C | KC 14 sec 0.0/69.5
        5 ni *Derek Holland SP | TEX 0 sec 0.0/-5.0
        6 Red Sox *Victor Martinez 1B | DET 0 sec 0.0/42.5
        7 Detroit Diamonds *Craig Kimbrel RP | SD 0 sec 0.0/70.0
        8 Uisge Baugh Michael Wacha SP | STL 20 sec 0.0/105.0
        9 beantown bombers *Justin Verlander SP | DET 0 sec 0.0/0.0
        10 KING O KINGS *Jose Quintana SP | CHW 0 sec 0.0/42.5
        ROUND 8
        PICK TEAM PLAYER ELAPSED TIME PTS
        1 KING O KINGS *Brian Dozier 2B | MIN 0 sec 0.0/71.5
        2 beantown bombers *Chris Tillman SP | BAL 0 sec 0.0/35.0
        3 Uisge Baugh Corey Dickerson LF | COL 19 sec 0.0/70.5
        4 Detroit Diamonds *Jose Reyes SS | TOR 0 sec 0.0/34.0
        5 Red Sox *Jacoby Ellsbury CF | NYY 0 sec 0.0/81.5
        6 ni *Prince Fielder 1B | TEX 0 sec 0.0/71.5
        7 DODGERS Aroldis Chapman RP | CIN 9 sec 0.0/74.5
        8 NYC Bombers *Alex Cobb SP | TB 0 sec 0.0/0.0
        9 Malicious Phenoms Anthony Rendon 3B | WAS 15 sec 0.0/0.0
        10 Answer This Team Carlos Santana 1B | CLE 46 sec 0.0/76.0
        ROUND 9
        PICK TEAM PLAYER ELAPSED TIME PTS
        1 Answer This Team Scott Kazmir SP | OAK 48 sec 0.0/108.0
        2 Malicious Phenoms Collin McHugh SP | HOU 1 min 30 sec 0.0/96.0
        3 NYC Bombers *Hyun-Jin Ryu SP | LAD 0 sec 0.0/0.0
        4 DODGERS Matt Holliday LF | STL 20 sec 0.0/71.0
        5 ni *Jason Heyward RF | STL 0 sec 0.0/47.0
        6 Red Sox *Alex Gordon LF | KC 0 sec 0.0/61.5
        7 Detroit Diamonds *David Ortiz DH | BOS 0 sec 0.0/65.5
        8 Uisge Baugh Dee Gordon 2B | MIA 50 sec 0.0/92.5
        9 beantown bombers *Zach Britton RP | BAL 0 sec 0.0/62.5
        10 KING O KINGS *Ian Kinsler 2B | DET 0 sec 0.0/75.0
        ROUND 10
        PICK TEAM PLAYER ELAPSED TIME PTS
        1 KING O KINGS *Ryan Braun RF | MIL 0 sec 0.0/52.0
        2 beantown bombers *Carlos Gomez CF | MIL 0 sec 0.0/32.0
        3 Uisge Baugh Carlos Martinez RP | STL 37 sec 0.0/91.0
        4 Detroit Diamonds *Adrian Beltre 3B | TEX 0 sec 0.0/51.0
        5 Red Sox *Mark Melancon RP | PIT 0 sec 0.0/47.0
        6 ni *George Springer RF | HOU 0 sec 0.0/80.5
        7 DODGERS Devon Travis 2B | TOR 12 sec 0.0/102.5
        8 NYC Bombers *Trevor Rosenthal RP | STL 0 sec 0.0/87.0
        9 Malicious Phenoms Justin Upton RF | SD 5 sec 0.0/95.0
        10 Answer This Team Matt Adams 1B | STL 8 sec 0.0/56.5
        ROUND 11
        PICK TEAM PLAYER ELAPSED TIME PTS
        1 Answer This Team J.D. Martinez LF | DET 1 min 15 sec 0.0/66.5
        2 Malicious Phenoms Michael Pineda SP | NYY 6 sec 0.0/88.0
        3 NYC Bombers *Melky Cabrera LF | CHW 0 sec 0.0/46.0
        4 DODGERS Starlin Castro SS | CHC 27 sec 0.0/55.0
        5 ni *David Robertson RP | CHW 0 sec 0.0/66.0
        6 Red Sox *Christian Yelich LF | MIA 0 sec 0.0/17.5
        7 Detroit Diamonds *Adam LaRoche 1B | CHW 1 sec 0.0/43.0
        8 Uisge Baugh Gio Gonzalez SP | WAS 27 sec 0.0/57.5
        9 beantown bombers *Ryan Zimmerman LF | WAS 0 sec 0.0/63.5
        10 KING O KINGS *Evan Longoria 3B | TB 0 sec 0.0/58.0
        ROUND 12
        PICK TEAM PLAYER ELAPSED TIME PTS
        1 KING O KINGS *Drew Storen RP | WAS 0 sec 0.0/74.5
        2 beantown bombers *Kole Calhoun RF | LAA 0 sec 0.0/65.5
        3 Uisge Baugh Yordano Ventura SP | KC 19 sec 0.0/51.0
        4 Detroit Diamonds *Jonathan Lucroy C | MIL 0 sec 0.0/12.5
        5 Red Sox *Brett Cecil RP | TOR 0 sec 0.0/13.5
        6 ni *Fernando Rodney RP | SEA 0 sec 0.0/64.5
        7 DODGERS Wil Myers RF | SD 11 sec 0.0/90.0
        8 NYC Bombers *Kyle Seager 3B | SEA 0 sec 0.0/53.5
        9 Malicious Phenoms Trevor Bauer SP | CLE 21 sec 0.0/78.5
        10 Answer This Team Huston Street RP | LAA 13 sec 0.0/86.0
        ROUND 13
        PICK TEAM PLAYER ELAPSED TIME PTS
        1 Answer This Team Anibal Sanchez SP | DET 36 sec 0.0/75.5
        2 Malicious Phenoms Carlos Gonzalez LF | COL 8 sec 0.0/39.0
        3 NYC Bombers *Jorge Soler RF | CHC 0 sec 0.0/49.0
        4 DODGERS Stephen Vogt 1B | OAK 59 sec 0.0/92.0
        5 ni *Jason Kipnis 2B | CLE 0 sec 0.0/69.0
        6 Red Sox *Elvis Andrus SS | TEX 0 sec 0.0/50.5
        7 Detroit Diamonds *Marcell Ozuna RF | MIA 0 sec 0.0/49.5
        8 Uisge Baugh Charlie Blackmon RF | COL 13 sec 0.0/82.0
        9 beantown bombers *Ian Desmond SS | WAS 0 sec 0.0/51.0
        10 KING O KINGS *Dellin Betances RP | NYY 0 sec 0.0/70.5
        ROUND 14
        PICK TEAM PLAYER ELAPSED TIME PTS
        1 KING O KINGS *Lucas Duda 1B | NYM 0 sec 0.0/73.0
        2 beantown bombers *Ben Zobrist 2B | OAK 0 sec 0.0/41.5
        3 Uisge Baugh Kenley Jansen RP | LAD 9 sec 0.0/0.0
        4 Detroit Diamonds *Daniel Murphy 2B | NYM 0 sec 0.0/59.5
        5 Red Sox *Dustin Pedroia 2B | BOS 0 sec 0.0/76.0
        6 ni *David Wright 3B | NYM 0 sec 0.0/24.5
        7 DODGERS Marcus Semien 3B | OAK 10 sec 0.0/75.5
        8 NYC Bombers Yoenis Cespedes LF | DET 29 sec 0.0/75.0
        9 Malicious Phenoms Andrew Miller RP | NYY 1 min 1 sec 0.0/110.5
        10 Answer This Team Joakim Soria RP | DET 16 sec 0.0/106.5
        ROUND 15
        PICK TEAM PLAYER ELAPSED TIME PTS
        1 Answer This Team Andrew Cashner SP | SD 9 sec 0.0/59.0
        2 Malicious Phenoms Danny Salazar SP | CLE 3 sec 0.0/66.0
        3 NYC Bombers Doug Fister SP | WAS 20 sec 0.0/68.0
        4 DODGERS Jason Grilli RP | ATL 12 sec 0.0/72.0
        5 ni *Jimmy Rollins SS | LAD 0 sec 0.0/52.5
        6 Red Sox *Manny Machado 3B | BAL 0 sec 0.0/71.5
        7 Detroit Diamonds *Jay Bruce RF | CIN 0 sec 0.0/66.5
        8 Uisge Baugh Jake Odorizzi SP | TB 23 sec 0.0/91.0
        9 beantown bombers *Michael Cuddyer RF | NYM 0 sec 0.0/59.0
        10 KING O KINGS *Alexei Ramirez SS | CHW 0 sec 0.0/36.5
        ROUND 16
        PICK TEAM PLAYER ELAPSED TIME PTS
        1 KING O KINGS *Devin Mesoraco C | CIN 0 sec 0.0/6.0
        2 beantown bombers *Evan Gattis C | HOU 0 sec 0.0/55.5
        3 Uisge Baugh Chris Davis 1B | BAL 13 sec 0.0/63.5
        4 Detroit Diamonds *A.J. Pollock CF | ARI 0 sec 0.0/58.5
        5 Red Sox *Travis d’Arnaud C | NYM 0 sec 0.0/38.0
        6 ni *Miguel Montero C | CHC 0 sec 0.0/41.0
        7 DODGERS Josh Reddick RF | OAK 42 sec 0.0/85.5
        8 NYC Bombers Kris Bryant 3B | CHC 3 sec 0.0/45.5
        9 Malicious Phenoms Starling Marte CF | PIT 23 sec 0.0/72.0
        10 Answer This Team Drew Smyly SP | TB 20 sec 0.0/29.5
        ROUND 17
        PICK TEAM PLAYER ELAPSED TIME PTS
        1 Answer This Team Bartolo Colon SP | NYM 27 sec 0.0/101.5
        2 Malicious Phenoms Taijuan Walker SP | SEA 14 sec 0.0/3.5
        3 NYC Bombers Yadier Molina C | STL 4 sec 0.0/34.5
        4 DODGERS Edinson Volquez SP | KC 8 sec 0.0/86.5
        5 ni *Mat Latos SP | MIA 0 sec 0.0/6.5
        6 Red Sox *Mike Fiers SP | MIL 0 sec 0.0/31.0
        7 Detroit Diamonds *Matt Shoemaker SP | LAA 0 sec 0.0/41.5
        8 Uisge Baugh Henderson Alvarez SP | MIA 13 sec 0.0/11.5
        9 beantown bombers *R.A. Dickey SP | TOR 0 sec 0.0/31.0
        10 KING O KINGS *Kyle Hendricks SP | CHC 0 sec 0.0/31.5
        ROUND 18
        PICK TEAM PLAYER ELAPSED TIME PTS
        1 KING O KINGS *Rick Porcello SP | BOS 0 sec 0.0/62.5
        2 beantown bombers *Zach McAllister SP | CLE 0 sec 0.0/18.5
        3 Uisge Baugh Jonathan Papelbon RP | PHI 11 sec 0.0/60.5
        4 Detroit Diamonds *Wily Peralta SP | MIL 0 sec 0.0/27.0
        5 Red Sox *John Lackey SP | STL 0 sec 0.0/61.0
        6 ni *Kyle Lohse SP | MIL 0 sec 0.0/24.5
        7 DODGERS Francisco Liriano SP | PIT 15 sec 0.0/91.0
        8 NYC Bombers Jean Segura SS | MIL 8 sec 0.0/65.0
        9 Malicious Phenoms Kolten Wong 2B | STL 29 sec 0.0/60.5
        10 Answer This Team Anthony DeSclafani SP | CIN 9 sec 0.0/82.0
        ROUND 19
        PICK TEAM PLAYER ELAPSED TIME PTS
        1 Answer This Team Alfredo Simon SP | DET 18 sec 0.0/88.5
        2 Malicious Phenoms Jesse Hahn SP | OAK 29 sec 0.0/45.5
        3 NYC Bombers Mark Trumbo 1B | ARI 53 sec 0.0/53.5
        4 DODGERS Ubaldo Jimenez SP | BAL 15 sec 0.0/71.0
        5 ni *Jimmy Nelson SP | MIL 0 sec 0.0/56.0
        6 Red Sox *Mike Minor SP | ATL 1 sec 0.0/0.0
        7 Detroit Diamonds *Homer Bailey SP | CIN 0 sec 0.0/3.5
        8 Uisge Baugh Mike Leake SP | CIN 11 sec 0.0/86.5
        9 beantown bombers *Drew Hutchison SP | TOR 1 sec 0.0/46.5
        10 KING O KINGS *Shane Greene SP | DET 0 sec 0.0/75.0
        ROUND 20
        PICK TEAM PLAYER ELAPSED TIME PTS
        1 KING O KINGS *Chris Carter DH | HOU 0 sec 0.0/33.5
        2 beantown bombers *Wei-Yin Chen SP | BAL 0 sec 0.0/55.0
        3 Uisge Baugh Shelby Miller SP | ATL 31 sec 0.0/82.5
        4 Detroit Diamonds *Jeff Locke SP | PIT 0 sec 0.0/47.0
        5 Red Sox *Matt Cain SP | SF 0 sec 0.0/0.0
        6 ni *Jake Peavy SP | SF 0 sec 0.0/-7.5
        7 DODGERS Mike Moustakas 3B | KC 23 sec 0.0/81.5
        8 NYC Bombers Josh Harrison 3B | PIT 37 sec 0.0/41.0
        9 Malicious Phenoms Brian McCann C | NYY 4 sec 0.0/57.5
        10 Answer This Team Nick Martinez SP | TEX 36 sec 0.0/88.5
        ROUND 21
        PICK TEAM PLAYER ELAPSED TIME PTS
        1 Answer This Team Adeiny Hechavarria SS | MIA 5 sec (7 min 48 sec) 0.0/73.0
        2 Malicious Phenoms Mike Foltynewicz RP | ATL 7 sec (9 min 9 sec) 0.0/12.0
        3 NYC Bombers Alex Guerrero LF | LAD 4 sec (4 min 10 sec) 0.0/47.0
        4 DODGERS Mookie Betts CF | BOS 13 sec (7 min 16 sec) 0.0/73.5
        5 ni *Cody Allen RP | CLE 0 sec (1 min 30 sec) 0.0/19.0
        6 Red Sox *Josh Collmenter SP | ARI 0 sec (1 min 31 sec) 0.0/67.0
        7 Detroit Diamonds *Steve Cishek RP | MIA 0 sec (1 min 32 sec) 0.0/24.5
        8 Uisge Baugh Russell Martin C | TOR 18 sec (8 min 35 sec) 0.0/77.0
        9 beantown bombers *Wade Miley SP | BOS 0 sec (1 min 33 sec) 0.0/16.5
        10 KING O KINGS *Eric Hosmer 1B | KC 0 sec (1 min 30 sec) 0.0/84.0

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

          • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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            @Grey:Is there an award for the longest post?

        • de nachos says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: I don’t know dude, that Cargo over Cespedes in the 13th tho…

        • Cram It says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: Exciting league. May draft with half the teams on auto. Keep the catcher questions coming as you try to win this one.

          • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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            @Cram It: Ha Ha

          • Bye Felicia says:
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            @Cram It: More like, “Have fun playing with yourself”

            And I didn’t mean in your mother’s basement.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Malicious Phenom: it’s obviously looking at this the only thing that makes sense is you got to draft for your opponents. Is there a purpose for being in a league like this? goldy at 19th overall is straight up insane.

  45. Miles says:
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    Drop happ for any of these guys Miguel Gonzalez, Santiago, chase anderson, pomeranz, Heston, walker, morrow, walker, greene, Chavez, Cosart, Colome or just stream his spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Miles: Morrow at home, stream

  46. Thad Miller says:
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    Is Headley worth holding on to? I have Tex, Chris Davis, and Hosmer at the corners. Should I drop Headley for: Lind or Plouffe?

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Thad Miller: Still like headley, but you can make an argument for Lind.

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        @SallyCips: heck even Plouffe is doing good.

  47. DonnieB says:
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    You still like Saunders? Would you grab him over Belt as your DH? Thanks Grey. You are fantasy baseball’s best writer—no one close.

    • Cram It says:
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      @DonnieB: Yes. Belt isn’t playing every day.

      • DonnieB says:
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        @Cram It: how about over Plouffe or Lagares?

        • Cram It says:
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          @DonnieB: Depends on needs, but Lagares in a vacuum.

  48. Johnny says:
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    Can you rank for today:

    C Martinez home vs Cubs ($13.4)
    Odorizzi at Red Sox (-$19)
    Ross at Giants ($5.7)
    Wood at Cardinals (-$6.1)

  49. Steve D. says:
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    Am I missing something? Someone dropped Adrian Beltre in my 10 team redraft. I have Arenado and Machado, but still, don’t want to pass up on the talent. I had heard he’d regress, but any reason to stay away? Pedro Alvarez would go.

    • Strolg says:
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      @Steve D.: Beltre over Alverez is a no-brainer

  50. Cheese says:
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    I was offered his Tomas for my Familia (not actually my family)… Do you think Tomas will play every day, even once Lamb et al return from injury?

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Cheese: I commented on this further down somehow, but Fams got more of a chance to stick over Tomas this season, so that’s where I’d go.

    • Grey

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      @Cheese: Ha, I think Lamb will get into the mix for PT

  51. Strolg says:
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    So my buddy in our RCL league – The Knudsons – is a chronic rosterbator, usually at work and usually chasing saves and steals. When I gave him shit for it he said ‘Another day at the Sagnoffice’.
    p.s. I think your dream means you have really good weed.

  52. Nate says:
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    As a Wong owner I’ve been loving the blurbs… sigh… and hating..

    Rank these 3B ROS: A-Rod, Tomas, Plouffe, Solarte, K Johnson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nate: A-Rod, Plouffe

  53. doghat666 says:
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    10 team, 10×10 roto league, plays deep as we have large bench and DL.

    My 2B/SSs are: Rendon, Reyes, Wong, Bogaerts, LeMahieu, Russell
    I need another starter and with Rendon soon to be off the DL (crosses fingers) I’ll likely be dropping LeMahieu anyway. I was offered Morrow or Miguel Gonzalez for him. Best pitchers on the wire are Lincecum, Collmenter and Despaigne.
    Should I do the deal and grab Morrow or Gonzalez?

    Thanks

  54. Brian says:
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    Trade Micheal Wacha and Carlos Martinez for Stephen Strasburg? Even if C-Mart is a $6 keeper next year?

    Would you trade either pitcher straight up for Mark Trumbo?

    Great write up, especially the Simon and Garfunkel nod!

    • Grey

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      @Brian: Thanks! I’d take Stras…Sure, on Trumbo

  55. JVanSlyke says:
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    Was Real World San Fran the last where they had regular jobs? Can you imagine Judd on any of the Chalenge shows?

    I own Smyly and Paxton
    Do I drop either for Fiers?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JVanSlyke: I can’t imagine Judd even watching a Challenge show… Hold

      • de nachos says:
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        @Grey: Puck was the original fixed-gear bike gangsta

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  56. Jerms says:
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    Whats up Grey? My team:
    13 team 5×5 weekly line up sets.
    C-McCann
    C-Hundley
    1st-Fielder
    2nd-Kipnes
    3rd-Alvarez
    SS-Santana
    CI-Butler
    MI-Valbuena
    Of-Trout
    Of-Ellsbury
    Of-Upton
    Of-Arcia
    Of-Reddick

    P-Strasburg
    P-Arrieta
    P-Carrasco
    P-Salazar
    P-T Wood
    P-Chavez
    Rp-Uehara
    Rp-Storen

    B-Weiters
    B-Feliz
    B-Rodon
    B-Fiers

    Dropped Hutch and Shoemaker, but my team ERA is at 4.99 and WHIP is 1.55.

    Is it too early to trade some hitting for pitching or should I hold and cross my fingers that my pitching turns it around?
    All advice is appreciated.

    • Grey

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      @Jerms: Depends on the trade…But your SPs will get better

  57. Joeg414 says:
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    Hey Braves fans or anyone ; what about Cody Martin for K’s and Whip / Era ? I haven’t seen him pitch yet. Next in line to be the Closer ?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

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      @Joeg414: I own him in one league, grab him for MR help

  58. Hot Colon says:
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    Hammel broke a finger nail and is DTD and has a possible date at Mil next weekend if he can answer the bell. Risk starting him in weekly pints league, or take a chance on Fiers hosting Dodgers instead?

  59. Brad K says:
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    Hey Grey, should I drop Steve Pearce for any of these guys?
    Yangervis Solarte
    Josh Reddick

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Brad K: Reddick…NOW!

      • SallyCips says:
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        @Cheese: Tomas has more of a chance at losing his job than Familia right now. I’d roll with the Met.

        • SallyCips says:
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          @SallyCips: and this doesn’t belong here, oh well…

  60. JoeCool says:
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    Grey,

    You like valbuena or yasmany more at 3b ROS?

    Seems like Luis is a known commodity and Tomas has the upside

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @JoeCool: If by upside you mean VIP seating at Golden Corral, then yes, Tomas has this going for him. Go Valbuena, he’s Val-good.

  61. moldyforgoldy says:
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    you starting wood today in stl? stream hates him

  62. Phil of the Future says:
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    What up, best bud 1?
    Great title this morning.
    Sadly, I think you’re wasting your time with the Thinker reference around these parts. Clever as hell though.

    I had one of those weeks where I feel like I should go donate to charity or something. I won my weekly H2H by literally one baserunner. One. I’ll take it. How you doing, man?

    P.

    • Grey

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      @Phil of the Future: Thanks, BB! A win’s a win, right? All of my teams are doing well right now

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Nice, man. Happy to hear it. Same here, thankfully. my pitching is a little spotty so far, but I’m seeing that everywhere this year. Interesting.

        Is Devon kidding with the Grand Salami yesterday? It’s almost like he knew RBIs was up for grabs in my H2H! Such a mensch.

        • Grey

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          My pitching is actually insane in a few leagues… C-Mart, Archer, Gerrit, Carrasco… Devon’s a good guy, supermensch

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: I wish I had Archer. Regret of mine for sure. That slider this year. I think he even struck Devon out.

            My pitching will be fine, just not yet. Getting burned early with some dependable guys. In my main league(16 teams), I’m throwing Kluber, Carrasco, Arrieta, Smyly, Hughes. I mean, that’s supposed to be more than fine, amirite?

            • Grey

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              No one strikes out Devon, shame on you…. Yeah, you’ll be fine with that pitching, give it time

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: That’s what i’m figuring.
                I went back and looked at the game Devon faced Archer.

                He didn’t really strike him out, the count was 1-2 and Mama Travis needed Devon so he left the batter’s box to help her and then Archer just quick pitched one down the middle. Bush league!

                • Grey

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                  Such a sweet boy!

  63. Matty says:
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    Thanks for another brilliant write up. Had me giggling in the work stall like a lunatic.
    Doing a post mortem after my teams third straight loss, do you see any glaring omissions for a 12 team h2h redraft with ops and TB? I think everyone is just concurrently underperforming, and your soothing words will talk me down from the ledge.
    C- Avila
    1B- E5 (now E3 I suppose, not 3B elig on yahoo)
    2B- Wong
    SS-Segura
    3B- Arenado
    OF- Giancarlo, Cespedes, Marte
    Util- Joc
    BN- Crush Davis, Hosmer
    SP- Shark, K-zar, Liriano, Carrasco, Fiers, Arrietta, G Cole, Shoemaker, Chase Anderson
    RP- Papelbon (guess I’ve been punting this since Ottavino went down)

    On paper it looks good. Guess this is the downside of h2h.
    Thanks for everything.

    • Grey

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      @Matty: Thanks! Weird you’re saying it’s underperforming, team looks solid… A bit crazy Davis and Hosmer or on the bench, I’d trade them for an upgrade…Maybe for Posey? Kluber? Something

      • Matty says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks. I can’t believe I’m in the cellar either. I did run up against AGonz on his big week, and have had some unlucky start/ sits.

  64. Mark says:
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    Drop Chase Anderson for any of these guys or stream his spot… Porcello, T.Wood, Paxton, Santiago, Pomeranz, Morrow, Eovaldi, Ubaldo,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark: Morrow at home

  65. Cram It says:
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    Nate Karns! Ridiculous that they pulled him after 66 pitches. He’s a bulldog!

    Only got to watch bits and pieces of Foltynewicz. Those bits and pieces were not due to being distracted by other things, rather, a spotty internet connection. So his fastballs looked like Photon balls and his offspeed stuff like Warp balls from Baseball Simulator 1.000. Any report on how he looked in real life?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Ha, a bulldog that’s gonna get bumped for Cobb? I grabbed Folty in a 15 teamer… He looked nasty if not completely in control

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Psssh. I wouldn’t hold my breath on Cobb returning too soon. They can bump Colome.

        Yeah, seemed a little wild. His minors BB/9 isn’t encouraging. Monocled cyclops for now.

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          @Cram It: doesn’t karns walk half a guy per inning at MLB level hehe, how are we sure you’re not karns agent or something.

  66. Dan Pants

    Dan Pants says:
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    Whoa, I was mentioned twice in the same post, once in the same sentence as Peter Gammons. I really made it you guys.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Dan Pants: Congrats Mr. Pants!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan Pants: Last week I listed the most quoted baseball writers: Gammons, Heyman, Pants… In that order

  67. Dr. Sauce says:
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    Sweet weekend wrap-up! Been trying to land Kluber on the cheap and after going back and forth with Kluber owner I got this offer; his Kluber for my Wong (hehe) and Pineda.

    Context – 12 Team head-head, 5X5, 6 man keeper (keep forever), start C, 1b, 2b, 3b, SS, 5 OF, Utility (any bat), 5 SP, 4 RP. I have Dee Gordon, therefore Wong is a bench bat (picked up off waivers after original owner was impatient), and my starting pitchers are Pineda, G. Cole, Arrieta, Mchugh, Hughes and T. Walker (who I am considering dropping).

    I have been impressed with Pineda and think the numbers will come and Wong is off to a pretty solid start (although the perception is he’s been disappointing). But Kluber is Kluber and he shook off a slow start to win the Cy Young last year. Ugggghhhhh … please help; should I take this deal? Appreciate the feedback.

    • Phil of the Future says:
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      @Dr. Sauce: Take the deal

      • Dr. Sauce says:
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        @Phil of the Future:
        Thanks Futuristic Phil; I am certainly leaning that direction. Anybody else have thoughts on this trade??

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Dr. Sauce: Based on your description of your team, you are trading a bench bat and Pineda for a potential top 5 SP when he rights himself….take the deal and run, then pick someone up to fill that bench spot, or another SP to stream.

  68. Factory of Sadness says:
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    another wet tail, or RedDick? ROS

  69. Wilsonian says:
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    1) One thing of note about Avisail – right now he’s the Joe Mauer of OFers. That’s why people don’t like him. What has he done besides BA? Absolutely nothing. 1 HR, 6 RBI, 1 SB. So extrapolate that over a season and you’re looking at a 6-10 HR (being generous here), 40 RBI, 6-10 SB outfielder. That ain’t good. Seriously, Joe Mauer of the outfield.

    Just wanted to clarify why your faithful followers are growing VERY bored and impatient with him.

    2) And I grew really impatient with Wong. Not saying he won’t be good, but he isn’t stealing because of his place in the lineup, not scoring runs, and has a whopping 2 HRs. I dumped him for Kipnis on Friday and I feel good about it – at least right now. The Kipper’s weekend pretty much helped me win my week. That, and Vogt, Reddick, and Arenado yesterday…

    • Grey

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      @Wilsonian: 1) Wanna bet he hits more homers than 6-10? 2) I had Kipnis above him, makes sense

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: 1) No. No, I don’t. I think he will. I was just extrapolating what he’s done so far and what he’s in line for if nothing changes. And this is by far the most times I’ve ever used the word “extrapolate” in any of its forms in one morning.

        I’m absolutely holding him in my 16 Team league and watching him in my 8 Teamer. But for now, he’s the Joe Mauer of OFers, that’s why there’s the lack of love for him. Just doing my due diligence to clarify.

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Wilsonian: i like having him. have you tried drafting pearce this year yet? yeah, have fun with that.

  70. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    Thoughts on who the Dodgers will start in Baker’s spot (Thursday) this week?
    Based on rotation in AAA, it would point to Wieland’s regular day. He last pitched on Friday.
    – Lee threw 4 innings yesterday
    – Bolsinger throws today I think.

    • Grey

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      @Pugs&Slugs: Not sure, I’d guess someone for 4 IP then bullpen

      • Pugs&Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. I’m trying to fill a spot and I like their schedule.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  71. Jerms says:
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    Whats up man?
    Reddick or Saunders?
    Santana or Alexei Ramirez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jerms: Reddick…Alexei

  72. Wilson says:
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    My Greinke for his Wong or Castro? I need R and SB
    Fair for me? Thanks

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Wilson: I’d want more.

      • Wilson says:
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        @Chicken Dinner:
        Grey hates Greike but loves Wong, maybe it’s fair to him. xx

        • Scott says:
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          @Wilson: If you have Wong, I wouldn’t trade him or drop him. If you don’t, I wouldn’t trade for him. He’s a headache, or rather his manager is.

    • Grey

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      @Wilson: You should do better, Castro

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks
        How do you think of Greinke this season since he has a very good start?
        Still rank him lower than what he actually perform? Thanks

        • Grey

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          Not a huge Greinke fan

  73. Bobby says:
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    I took over a team in a standard keeper league and am trying to clean it up a bit. My only piece I really have is McCutchen. Would you trade him for Alex Wood and Anthony Rendon?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Bobby: It makes sense, but I would try to get more initially. Rendon and a pitcher the next tier up from Wood (i.e. Gio Gonzalez, Anibal Sanchez) for example

  74. Martin says:
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    @grey- Dynasty league. Should i trade my Adam Laroche for his James Paxton? I already have CJ Cron as DH

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Martin: Jay probably not having a good time, in that one league of his he drafted laroche as if he’s a starting 1B in a 12 team league.

  75. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Great one! 2 for you today…

    1) In a standard-scoring league, how long would you hold Davis once Holland is activated before looking to a SP or guy like Clippard? He’s obviously a great value either way, and toying with just holding him over picking up Clippard or a waiver SP like Chase Anderson.

    2) Any change of opinion on Souza? He’s the second OF I’d have on my bench and I’m thinknig about dropping him for more pitching (other OFs are Spring/Marte/Joc/COL CarGo).

    Thanks!

  76. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Grey,
    Great stuff as usual. I had asked this question to the weekend gents, but I wanted to ask you as well. Which two of the following 3 for a 12 Team H2H League:

    J. Nelson
    A. Simon
    M. Fiers

    Thanks much.

  77. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Sorry – meant to add – which Pixie-duster do you like better ROS, Haren or Lincecum?

    The past 2 weeks, I’m pretty sure I’ve streamed Haren every start…

  78. Clint says:
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    So, are you still staying the course w/Hutch to the point of hanging onto him over Jimmy Nelson and his “eh” stats or which would you drop to stream a spot in an 8 team h2h league?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Clint: Stream in an 8 team. I would only hold him in a 12, maybe 10 team

    • Clint says:
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      @Clint:
      And one other: who’s the best bench/DL stash in a 12 team roto league? D’Arnaud (currently have Zunino at C), Rios, Werth, Napoli, Odor, or Crisp?

      • Mike B says:
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        @Clint: rios werth d’Arnaud

    • Grey

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      @Clint: Stream, Napoli

  79. Skeezix says:
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    Great stuff! Your thoughts on starting a 6-game Ryan Howard this week, or a 7-start Kennys Vargas? Both make me vomit in my mouth more than a little bit, but c’est la vie (I’m Canadian)!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Skeezix: Howard….as I pick my head up from the toilet bowl…eh? (Because you’re Canadian and saying eh after everything is about 90% of what we know about your culture)

  80. Sleepy says:
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    Only recap around with references to Facts of Life and a modernist French sculptor. Impressive range (that’s what she said).

    Got Holland coming off the DL this week – who to drop to make room: Yimi, T. Wats (have Melancon), or Giles? Also, Reddick or Guerrero? Thanks!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Sleepy: Yimi…freggin Mattingly…I would take Guerrero if he played, but of course he doesn’t (again, freggin Mattingly), so Reddick

    • Grey

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      @Sleepy: Ha, thanks! T. Wats…Reddick

    • Sleepy says:
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      Thanks Grey, Mello. Feel your Mattingly hate, Mello. Is he trying to outdo the Sciosciapath? Is this an LA thing?

      Think I’m going to keep Yimi to right all the wrongs FRodney does to my ratios. Plus I’m not sure T. Wats gets the gig if Melancon continues to throw like my grandma.

      • Grey

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        Buncha weirdos in LA….

  81. Gio says:
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    10 team keeper (keep 5 bats/5 pitchers)…In need of SP help. Teams have been offering SP’s for my Marte. Do you advise moving him for a top 15ish SP or hold and try to find pitching on the waiver wire. I am having hard time parting with a everyday fringe keeper for a SP.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Gio: Is Colome out there? I’m benching him when he pitches against the Sox, but also am wary that if he does anything close to what he did in his first start, he’ll be added across the board, so I went for the stash play there. I would totally hold Marte. I mean unless you’re getting a top 5 pitcher. Always put the emphasis on the position guys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gio: Don’t trade for a top SP if you can avoid

  82. Fungazi says:
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    Who’s best choice for SAGNOF in 12 team? Fowler, Pillar, Herrera, Leonys? With his eligibility, Osdurbal Herrera might be the easiest to actually get in the lineup once in a while.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Fungazi: I know Fowler is last in terms of guys who you can count on to steal at least two bases a week. He went from being great at running to good at everything. I would own him over the other three though, but if we’re talking just SBs, then yeah, Herrera’s a decent play

  83. Reid says:
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    Keeper question: Hold on Hutchison? Or drop for Fiers, Hahn, or Morrow?

    Rest of the staff is: T Ross, pax, C-mart, A Wood (hehe), Rodon, and Salazar.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Reid: I’d hold. If anyone, it would have to be Fiers

  84. BulinWall says:
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    Is it too early to hold Syndergaard in a 12 team (redraft) mixed league?

    • Cram It says:
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      @BulinWall: Not if you have the room.

      • ERad says:
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        @Cram It: Any insight to a potential call up?

        • Cram It says:
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          @ERad: As a Mets fan, I optimistically expect a callup mid-year. But in a redraft with no NA spot? I probably wouldn’t waste a spot unless you had the room.

  85. Skeezix says:
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    Maybe this is a panic move, but should I be so worried about Paxton’s start in Anaheim that I consider putting Gausman in my starting lineup in his place? I’d ask the same question about Shoemaker and Greene’s two start weeks, but I don’t know if I have the stones to sit a 2-starter for a reliever even if matchups are iffy.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Skeezix: I would let it ride for this week, but he gets a quick hook if he sucks it up again…just ask my good buddy Taijuan Walker, who can show the world how to make you go from looking like a genius to a total A-Hole in five days

  86. Charizard says:
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    Santiago Casilla or Luke Gregerson?

    Todd Frazier or Nolan Arenado?

    Thanks Grey!

  87. Rob Don't Want to use my last name because others in the league read you says:
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    Man I would be totally SOL w/o this site!

    What do people think about Kevin Pillar?
    I need another outfield and wondered if this guy was worth a flyer.

  88. Smell The Glove says:
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    Drop Jose Iglesias for Luis Valbuena?

  89. Derrick says:
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    In a H2H league and I need SB’s badly. Would you move Harper for Altuve if you had Fowler to replace Harper?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Derrick: Yes

  90. pbmax says:
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    OPS league, I have a comfortable steals lead with dee & hamilton. Was thinking of trading Hamilton for Seager; I have Machado as my current 3B. Advice?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @pbmax: I’d ask for more

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @pbmax: Agree with Yello

      • pbmax says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  91. BrewerFan says:
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    Also, AJ Pierzynski or Swihart?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @BrewerFan: AJ…although I own Swihart and hope I’m wrong about that

  92. Teddy ball game! says:
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    Hey grey man!

    Love the posts keep up the great work!

    H2H pts/ weekly lock.

    I have an open spot who would you add for depth:
    Matt Adams, Brandon moss(1b/OF), kelly Johnson (1b/3b/OF), or Trevor ploufe?

    Part 2 ,
    Would you start any of these above mentioned guys over Josh reddick @ utility?

    Thanks & have a great Monday!

  93. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Sorry for a question about a closer but should I be dropping Cody Allen for soria?

  94. Andre says:
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    What’s up Grey?!

    Two questions. 1) Do you drop Souza for Marisnick or Gardner for ROS? 2) If you need some pitching help, do you drop Mesoraco for either Miguel Gonzalez, Chen, Collmenter, or Chavez for ROS? I have Voght at C since losing Mesoraco.

    10tm, keeper league, H, HR, RBI, R, Steals, BB, and Avg……….W, L, ERA, K’s, QS, Saves, and WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andre: 1) Gardner 2) Gonzalez

      • Andre says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  95. Jiggy Nits says:
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    NL ONLY ROTO with BB instead of Runs
    pick a side

    Plawecki and Either OR Granderson and Carlos Ruiz

    • Mello Yello says:
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      Any chance Soriano ends up in Toronto? I know there have been rumors about Papelbon, but I feel like Philly is gonna ask for WAY too much because, well, that’s what they do. I’m hopeful because if ends up on Detroit or LA, there’s no way he gets a shot to close out games

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure, could happen

  96. Tulover says:
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    Trevor Lyons up to start for cards. might be worth a grab for a few starts til Marco is found. amiright?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tulover: Depends on league and matchups

  97. FrankGrimes says:
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    Wish I had Altuve in just one league.

  98. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Rollins is droppable right? Choices are Cozart, Kang, Marwin, Odubel Herrera. Thanks and keep up the good work. Loved the Arenado blurb by the way.

  99. sasquatch sluggers says:
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    I do need some speed in keeper forever league. Is Baez to valuable to drop for Burns?

  100. Tio says:
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    I held Saunders all year and then had to drop him last week to pickup an extra starting pitcher (points league weekly start limit).

    Would like to bring him back…would you own him over Latos/Jimmy Nelson/Valbuena (have Wong & Rendon)? I have Bautista, Brantley, Dickerson and Pollock and OF and Pujols at Util (only one util slot in this league).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tio: Is Saunders going to play? It doesn’t sound like it

  101. SabathiaWouldBeGoodAtTheEighthToo says:
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    Can I drop Harrison for Valbuena in a points league? For my MI slot. I was hoping he would pick up SS eligibility again this year (since I have Hanley and, well, you know), but it doesn’t seem the Bucs have any interest in playing him there this season.

  102. Tom says:
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    In a weekly roto, start Casilla & his 7 games or Familia & his 5?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: Casilla

  103. Nate Marcum says:
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    I believe your Ketchup bottle reference in your dream is a play on the syringe going in their B-Heinz. Maybe possibly? I’m still on suicide watch for taking CarGomez over AJones, so ignore my rants and ravings.

  104. The Flayed Man says:
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    One more…

    My A. Garcia/CMart for his Kluber. If he rejects should I try Myers for Kluber?

    Thank you

  105. ashtray says:
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    I can add one pitcher in my 12 team H2H league that counts QS and L. Whoever I add would be my 8th SP:

    Carlos Rodon
    Chase Anderson
    Mike Fiers
    Jimmy Nelson
    Rubby De La Rosa
    Joe Kelly
    Edinson Volquez

    • ashtray says:
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      @ashtray: Paxton still out there too.

  106. GhostTownSteve says:
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    How great would it be if all the Brewers adopted the Craig Counsel batting stance?

    “Guys, I got just the thing…”

  107. PhilOssieB says:
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    Hey Grey, Who you like ROS: J Marquis or C Heston? Thanks as always.

  108. Scott says:
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    Have some excess depth on my team, 5×5 10 person league, which side do you prefer?

    Side A: Hosmer and Segura
    Side B: Ian Desmond

  109. Me says:
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    I asked you about this last week, but this is a huge move for a keeper/dynasty, so I want to make sure. This league has 14 teams, 26 roster spots, we keep 14, and have OBP/TB and QS/L added.

    I’m in the bottom of the league. It’s not too late to be out of it for the year but I have two separate deals in the works right now.

    First one is my Harper/JoFer/Harvey for his Trout/Greinke. I’d rather remove Greinke and remove one of either JoFer or Harvey so it’d be structured like Harper/JoFer for Trout.

    Second one is Yelich/Keuchel for Kluber. I really like Yelich in what is pretty much a dynasty. I’m not so high on Kluber in this format.

    Should I take the trade 1, trade 1a, trade b, or both? and why, since this is a huge decision. Really appreciate it.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Me: Is it the same exact question as last week?

      • Me says:
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        @Cram It: No, with added in possibilities. I just want some clarification since it’s a huge deal (or deals). I can also do Pujols/Harper/JoFer I think maybe for Trout. Is that a maybe or definite yes?

        • Cram It says:
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          @Me: I’d want Trout in any of those trades, with the first scenario the least favorable for you.

          • Me says:
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            @Cram It: Do you get Kluber then too, or hold?

            • Cram It says:
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              @Me: I would. But I’m not a Yelich believer in the least. So maybe wait for Grey.

              • Me says:
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                @Cram It: he seems to have skipped this one

    • Me says:
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      @Me: Okay, worked it down to Harper/JoFer/Keuchel/Travis or Harper/JoFer/Keuchel/Carrasco, better than above?

      • Cram It says:
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        @Me: Wait, for his Trout/Greinke? That’s not working down. You’re giving him more than you presented originally. Why?

        • Me says:
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          @Cram It: I can only keep 14, and a stud is more valuable than two lesser parts. Trying to sell high on Keuchel.

          • Cram It says:
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            @Me: I get that. But Harper/Carrasco/JoFer are more than just parts. 14’s a lot. You shouldn’t half to sell all those guys to sell Keuchel.

          • Cram It says:
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            @Me: I don’t understand what happened to trade 1 and 1a. Those were much better.

            • Me says:
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              @Cram It: You think so? I don’t think I could swing those anymore. Trade 1 is ridiculous to me. All 3 for Trout?

              • Bye Felicia says:
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                @Me: If you think 3 players for the best player in baseball is too much then you shouldn’t be playing fantasy baseball….

                • Me says:
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                  @Bye Felicia: There’s a certain point where value comes into play. 2 aces and 1 top OF for the top OF?

                  • Bye Felicia says:
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                    @Grey: Mucho Gracias [email protected]Me: Dude, TROUT IS THE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER IN FANTASY AND REAL WORLD!

                    Do what you want. You asked for advice, I’d take Trout. Laters

  110. DancinHomer says:
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    Targeting Kluber – recent starts seem like a perfect Buy Low candidate..I just have no clue what to offer. In a 6×6 (OPS & QS) H2H league. Sorry for basically posting the 2 rosters and asking “come up with a trade package”, but any direction woudl be helpful. Below are both my team the the Kluber owner’s team.

    My team:
    c: Gattis
    1b: Goldschmidt
    2b: Wong
    ss: Castro
    3b: Donaldson
    IF: Arenado
    OF: Harper, Cruz, Joc Pederson
    UTL: Kris Bryant
    BN: Wil Myers, Lawrie, Duda, Addison Russell, Souza
    SP: Harvey, Samardzija, Ross, Paxton, Archer, Shoemaker, Hutchison, Salazar, Greene
    RP: Allen, Street, Britton

    His team:
    C: Norris
    1B: Freeman
    2B: Cano
    3B: Harrison
    SS: Bogaerts
    IF: Adams
    OF: Cain, Brantley, Stanton
    UTL: Marte
    BN: Alcides Escobar, Machado, Perdo Alvarez, Gardner, Zobrist, Mesoraco
    SP: Kluber, Zimmerman, Teheran, Ventura, Kelly, Liriano, Cain (DL)
    RP: Robertson, Storen, Ottavino (DL)

    thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DancinHomer: This team doesn’t need what you have

  111. Matt says:
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    Would you rather have
    Brandon Moss or Jake Marisnick

  112. Sportive Tricks says:
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    Mister Grey,

    So, ROS for a bench outfielder to bring some speed to my game: Fowler or Aoki?

    Love yas!!!

    • Sportive Tricks says:
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      @Sportive Tricks:

      Also, Bauer’s start yesterday made me feel ill, and the walk rate is not improving. Is it time to move on? Not much interesting out there except Ubaldo or Chase Anderson.

      And any thoughts on Tyler Lyons coming up? SoN seems to like his upcoming start.

  113. Zeus says:
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    Would you start Saunders over Heyward this week?

  114. Bro Jackson says:
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    I have third world problems, but I need advice. 10 team keeper. Keep any 5 forever. I currently have trout, stanton, harper, tulo, rendon, ee. My pitching sucks (Shark, Kazmir, McHugh, Paxton, Fiers, junk and worse). Nats fan in the league wants Harper.

    Do I give Harper, D. Gordon, Tulo, crappy sp, crappy sp for Rizzo, Dozier, Springer, Ross and Smyly?

    I am keeping trout, stanton, rendon…. I then would keep rizzo and springer/ee.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  115. joe says:
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    Soler + Samardzija for King Felix? standard roto league.
    he needs bats and my ERA/WHIP is atrocious

    I already have Puig/Upton/Myers/Polanco/Martin in the OF

    • Cram It says:
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      @joe: Felix

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe: Agree with Cram

  116. Goose! says:
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    Tyler Lyons (STL) vs Cubs
    Jeff Locke (PIT) vs Reds
    Bud Norris (BAL) vs Mets
    Ryan Vogelsong (SF) vs Padres
    Rick Porcello (BOS) vs Rays

    That’s the order the Pitcher Planner likes ’em. Do you think any different?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like any of them, so I’d go with planner

  117. prime_time says:
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    Grey, still don’t get the A Garcia need? He is hitting over 300 and not driving in runs, no stolen bases, not homering.. Especially with Eaton, Cabrea etc in front. Oh right, if anyone is on base Abreu drives them in, that is why A Garcia has so many runs… The White Sox haven’t really been on fire this season.. When is he going to be trusted guy to put into your lineup.

    • Goose! says:
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      @prime_time: I was able to flip Garcia and a really good pitcher for Souza and a good pitcher, but I needed steals so.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @prime_time: You wouldn’t put a .340 hitter in your lineup?

      • prime_time says:
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        @Grey: I’m an OBP league, in 3 leagues 12 Team and he is on waivers all 3.. @goose!

        • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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          @prime_time: i bet granderson is owned in all three, that proves……

  118. Wudaben says:
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    Tough decision… Weekly H2H Points league. I’m thinking I can’t leave Pederson on my bench this week given his 7 games @COL & @MIL but in order to play him I have to bench either

    Carlos Gonzalez 6 @COL
    Prince Fielder 7 @HOU @TB
    Chris Davis 6 @NYM @NYY

    Who would you bench? Hitter-Tron has Fielder & Davis very close.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wudaben: Fielder

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Cram It: Agree, Cram. Fielder is like -10 base running factor. He’s been hitting poorly to boot. Matter of fact, Howard (lately) looks much better and in better shape. So easy answer.

        Cheers,
        Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench Pederson

  119. Mustard says:
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    Hi grey

    Wanted to know if the Yankees received your expressed written consent before adopting the team stache ?

  120. Charizard says:
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    Please rank!

    Dozier, Devon Travis, Semien. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier, Travis

      • Great Bambino says:
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        @Grey: I cut Dozier about 2 weeks ago for Travis. I also have Semien backing up for my infield positions.

        Was it that bad of a cut? It was early and I might have overreacted to Dozier’s slow start but I really like Travis this year on the Jays…

        • Great Bambino says:
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          @Great Bambino: Soo on my other computer, I also go by Great Bambino.. lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine for now

  121. Dkohn says:
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    Hey Gr~ey,

    So I have Pence and Archie Bradley on the dl and way too many bench bats. Who are my 2 cuts?

    Alex Guerrero
    Luis Valbuena
    Kennys Vargas
    Jesse Hahn
    Mike Foltynewiscz

    I have a love for those bench bats that I don’t wanna part with :(

    Also you like Alex Colome?

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Folty, Vargas…I like Colome

  122. knighttown says:
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    1st in HR/runs/RBI and average by a lot but dead last in steals in my 12 team daily 5×5. I’m looking at the speed guys like Gordon and Altuve and they’re just so overpriced.
    Do I move a guy like Nelson Cruz for one of them or target cheaper speed. I have Pedroia I could offer out.

    My current rostered guys that are supposed to supply my steals are Wong, Heyward, Rendon and lesser speed guys like Upton, Pedroia and Myers.

    Should I just hold tight, target the elite guy or swap Pedroia for a solid speed guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      SAGNOF — cheaper speed

  123. dem ribbies says:
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    Feels like blasphemy to ask this but… Bench McCrutchen for Reddick this week?

    PS. can’t deal him for anything better than Braun, so I assume he’s just gonna have to be a ‘hold and hope’ kind of player.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  124. Robby Rob says:
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    12 team H2H, Scoring (H,R,HR,RBI,SB,AVG,OPS & K,W,L,SV,ERA,WHIP,K/BB)
    some idiot dropped Seager, don’t really have any hitters that are droppable, so here are my pitching candidates to get released:
    Yimi Garcia
    Dellin Betances
    Trevor Bauer
    Taijuan Walker
    Tyler Clippard
    Tyson Ross
    Alex Wood
    Phil Huges

    So far this year, I picked up Springer and Alex Rios after owners dropped them.

  125. JimmyBond says:
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    Fun Kluber tidbit: in ESPN, click his name to see the ‘preview’ pop up. Then click the link below recent stats to access “player card” which will open in new window/tab. Now, is it just me or is that the same exact photo but with a a beard drawn on? Switching tabs between them I can’t honestly tell. Same exact smile, same eyes, kind of eerie. Only difference I think is that one photo has a higher ERA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JimmyBond: I don’t see a beard, missing something

  126. Mario g says:
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    Drop greene or walker for fiers or chase anderson?

      • Mario g says:
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        @Grey: your saying keep fiers and greene? Is fiers a better option than happ or are they both streamers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fiers is better

  127. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    With Rendon with yet another setback, I dropped Morrow (who was on my bench for this week’s matchup @ AZ) to pick up Kipnis to play 2B for this week and beyond until Rendon comes back.

    Thoughts? Other options include the usual suspects in a shallow league with only Semien at the top of that heap of crap.

    Cheers,
    Ante

  128. jaone says:
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    Is it time to sell high on Devon Travis? I have Rendon on the DL due back any day now. I need SP, and a reliever. What can I get for him, or do I hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jaone: Rendon’s due back any day? Really? I hope so… I’d trade Devon for the right price… Maybe a #2 SP?

  129. Ryan says:
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    Marcus Semien or Trevor Bauer? Who’s the better player to have in a dynasty league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer

  130. Wudaben says:
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    League with transaction limits.. Need to cut one of these guys from the backend of my rotation, who would you drop? I’m still holding out some hope for Rodon to get into the rotation.. thinking Tillman myself.

    Fiers
    J Nelson
    Tillman
    Rodon

  131. los locos says:
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    Grey, someone put Braun on trading block. What is he worth owning or trading for? Assuming he will be asking a hefty price, but rather not trade if I don’t need too… Thoughts?

    10 team keeper league, would you trade a 2nd or 3rd rd pick? Or anyone to trade?

    Roster

    C Brian McCann C | NYY
    1B Prince Fielder 1B | TEX
    2B Dustin Pedroia 2B | BOS
    3B Nolan Arenado 3B | COL
    SS Hanley Ramirez OF,SS | BOS
    OF Michael Brantley OF | CLE
    OF Dexter Fowler OF | CHC
    OF Alex Gordon OF | KC
    U Devon Travis 2B | TOR
    1B Lucas Duda 1B | NYM
    1B Eric Hosmer 1B | KC
    3B Alex Guerrero 3B,OF | LAD
    SS Jean Segura SS | MIL
    OF Carlos Gonzalez OF | COL
    OF A.J. Pollock OF | ARI
    OF Hunter Pence OF | SF
    Pitchers

    Pos Players
    SP Trevor Bauer SP | CLE
    SP Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD
    SP John Lackey SP | STL
    SP Danny Salazar SP | CLE
    SP Stephen Strasburg SP | WAS
    RP Brad Boxberger RP | TB
    RP Andrew Miller RP | NYY
    SP Jesse Chavez RP,SP | OAK
    SP Yu Darvish SP | TEX
    SP Matt Shoemaker SP | LAA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @los locos: Your roster has OFs separated?

      • prime_time says:
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        @Grey: No. Just did a copy paste.

  132. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Rodon was dropped, pick him up? and drop Ubaldo?

  133. GhostTownSteve says:
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    It was a thrilling weekend in the realm of things that didn’t happen, with Dannys Cantana adding 12 PAs to his season total without walking. He’s rapidly becoming the Joe DiMaggio or the Cal Ripken of not doing something every day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  134. Greyismyhero says:
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    Drop one or both of T. Walker/S. Greene for any of the following?

    Haren
    Cosart
    Santiago
    Colome

    Thanks—-SMOKE THE GREEN!!!!!!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colome over Greene… Smoke it!

  135. Durkin says:
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    Is Yordano droppable in a 10 team mixed? I don’t enjoy owning him and would like to use it as a streamer roster spot? Fiers is available, since I drafted and dropped him

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Durkin: sure get Fiers if you feel that way..

  136. Milarky says:
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    Hey Grey, I’m looking to buy low on Kluber as suggested, but I’ll need to give up a pitcher going the other way as part of the deal. My roster is a mix of studs I won’t deal (Price, Scherzer) and meh/under-performers that the guy may not want (Shoemaker, Paxton, Greene), plus a hurt Ryu. The one exception is Carrasco. Do you give up Carrasco plus in order to get Kluber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Milarky: Figure out a different trade

      • Gareth says:
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        Someone dropped Melky Cabrera in my league. I went and put in a waiver claim (dropping a streamer) then looked into Melky’s stats.

        Wow is that dude overrated!

        His best year in the big leagues he hit a needle fueled .305 with 18 hrs and 20 sb’s. Pretty solid until I saw that it took him 658 at bats to do so.

        His KC and San Francisco years do seem quite the anomaly compared to his career. His stint In Toronto last year saw his ops fall considerably.

        Ultimately, is he worth the grab, or did his owner have justification in dropping him?

        • Grey

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          Depends who you’re dropping, he’s likely not worth it

  137. dk says:
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    Kole/Teheran or Klub?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dk: Klub

  138. Long Bawls says:
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    Please pass the Reddickio, I want to toss Josh’s salad.

    See? We don’t need to make tasteless puns out of his name.

  139. Corey says:
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    If anyone is wondering how to hit 19 HRs in a week, this is the proper calibration:

    C Gattis
    1B Goldschmidt
    2B Travis
    3B Arenado
    SS Bogaerts
    OF Stanton
    OF J.Upton
    OF Gardner
    Util Pederson
    Bench Betts

    Now what do I do when Yelich is activated? Gardner’s like Hanzel, he’s so hot right now.

  140. Balla says:
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    Rank in order Hammel, Gonzalez, t. Wood, chase anderson, walker, happ,
    Is happ a streamer or give him another shot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hammel, Gonzalez

  141. True and Correct says:
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    Grey, Great job, as usual.
    In addition to multiple draft leagues, I play in CDM for many years. CDM is a salary cap competition, where you’re given $30 mil. for roto teams, and $60 mil. for points teams. 2 different competitions.
    I have a spot open in both roto and points. I’m thinking either Travis or Wong. In roto Travis is $400k, and Wong is $790k. 5 hitting cats are runs, r.b.i.’s, s.b.’s, h.r.’s, and b.avg. I foresee Wong beating Travis in all cats at the end of the year.
    As of this a.m. , before everyone adds and drops players later today, Wong is at 28% owned, and Travis is at 12%.
    I foresee there being a lot of Travis buys, due to his lowest possible salary ($400k) and his recent hot streak.
    Sorry for the very long question, but given the info I provided, who, if either would you take?
    They would likely be replacing Cano, who, for $1.36 mil. appears to be way overpriced, and is tying up my salary cap. Wong wouldn’t be tying up my cap.
    Btw, I wish Wong was batting 2nd and think that he might by the end of the year.
    Thanks in advance for answering.
    I have until 2:00 p.m. p.s.t. to make my changes to my team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Travis

  142. Jack says:
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    Plawecki or Swihart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blake

  143. matt says:
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    offered
    Sale,Watson and Napoli for
    Benoit,Adam Jones, Walden

    What do think 22 team 5 by 5 league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones side

  144. Brown L says:
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    The MI carousel keeps turning… Dropped B.Miller for Solarte last week, and now Lawrie hit the wire. Make another change and get in on the post-post-hype?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie

  145. Spyre says:
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    I watched Bauer vs Toronto and it wasn’t as bad as his line says.

    All 6 runs came in the 4th, but he could have escaped with 1ER. 1out, runners 1st &3rd. a routine DP ball hit to santana but instead santana decided to rundown the baserunner on 3rd. didn’t even get him out! then bauer made the same dumb mistake on a chopper…. the devon travis grandslam followed this… (admittedly a bad pitch)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

    • PK says:
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      @Spyre: Yeah, I own Bauer and watched that game. Those defensive miscues made me yell out loud. They weren’t recorded as errors, but they sure as hell were sloppy.

  146. Double D says:
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    Good morning from your 5th lady. Thank you Grey!! Still learning the ropes & jokes here, thank you @JeF WiTH 1 F!! Again a lot of great info here & great laughs! Don’t always have time to get through it all. Have a great Monday everyone! :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem!

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Double D: No Problem Double D…You too.

  147. ebudz says:
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    Was just offered Jay Bruce and Shelby Miller for my Rendon … Looks like my opponent wants to get rid of a bench bat but I certainly don’t want a bench bat or Shleby Miller so what should I counter with?

    ESPN 10 Team H2H Points
    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 1B (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    My team:
    (1) C: R. Martin
    (1) 1B: Freeman
    (1) 2B: Kinsler
    (1) SS: Segura
    (1) 3B: Donaldson
    (3) OF: Brantley, Heyward, JD Martinez
    (1) UT: G. Springer
    Bench: (n/a)

    DL (1): A. Rendon

    (4) SP: Scherzer, C. McHugh, P. Hughes, L. Lynn
    (3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, Grilli
    Bench: (Bauer, Smyly, T. Wood, Fiers, Hammel)
    Bench Total: (5)

    His Team:
    (1) C: Posey
    (1) 1B: Votto
    (1) 2B: H. Kendrick
    (1) SS: H. Ramirez
    (1) 3B: M. Carpenter
    (3) OF: Stanton, Ellsbury, B. Hamilton
    (1) UT: G. Springer
    Bench: (J. Bruce)

    DL (1): Tanaka

    (4) SP: Lester, Keuchel, Samardzija, Collmenter
    (3) RP: Robertson, Rosenthal, Rodney
    Bench: (Porcello, Volquez, A. Simon, S.Miller)
    Bench Total: (5)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto for Rendon and Bauer?

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks again Grey! I’m still waiting for him to accept or send a counter but I think he’s hesitant to let go of Votto…

        Second trade question though: I’ve been trying to buy low on A. Wood, Carrasco and Kluber but not having any luck… I want to package a couple pitchers since it seems like I should be rostering some guys like Paxton, M. Gonzalez, Colome, Eovaldi, Chavez, Quintana, Burnett, C. Anderson, Morrow, etc… So who should I be trying to package for Carrasco or Kluber respectively? I’m matched up against the Wood owner so I don’t think he’ll wanna trade this week…

        My pitching:
        (4) SP: Scherzer, C. McHugh, P. Hughes, L. Lynn
        (3) RP: Chapman, Kimbrel, Grilli
        Bench: (Bauer, Smyly, T. Wood, Fiers, Hammel)
        Bench Total: (5)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kimbrel and Lynn for Kluber?

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey: Awesome I’ll try that! There are good amount of RPs in FA so I was wondering when it would be best to flip one of my Stud closers!

            What’s Carrasco worth in a trade? The Carrasco owner also only has Sale, Cueto, Arrieta, and DeSclafani.. and Perkins and Melacon as RPs…

            Appreciate your advice as I’m not trying to overpay for any of these guys!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Go after Kluber first

              • ebudz says:
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                @Grey: He actually countered with my Bauer and T. Wood for his Kluber!? That’s a no brainer right?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yup

    • ebudz says:
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      @ebudz: EDIT ^ His Utility player is Alex Gordon! Not George Springer!

  148. Five-On-One says:
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    SP streaming (or is is steaming?) mess to sort through. Please help. I am starting Strass, Zimm and McHugh. Then I need to pick four from the following:
    2 start Folty (vPHI, @CIN)
    2 start Masterson (vTB, @OAK)
    2 start Eovaldi (vBAL, @TB)
    2 start FIERS (vLAD, vCHW)
    2 start Haren (@SF, @LAD)
    1 start Cosart (@SF)
    1 start TWood (@MIL)
    1 start Feldman (@LAA)
    Most of the 2-start guys have one good matchup and one less so. Leaning toward Fiers, Haren, Folty and Cosart (instead of 2 start Eovaldi or Masterson). All thoughts welcome. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eo. Fiers, Haren, Travis

  149. Brian says:
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    Kyle Seager for Howie Kendrick? Fair value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager side

  150. Funny Name says:
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    Need to drop someone to activate Gomez. Hahn, Happ, T. Wood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  151. bigwormsherm says:
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    Arrieta or Kluber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrieta

  152. Ryan says:
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    Is Alex Guerrero a hold right now? Only 2B is Harrison and he’s killing me. Is it worth it to drop Guerrerro for Odubel Herrera, Phillips, Solarte or Lawrie?

    Also who do you like between Hahn and Taijuan Walker ROS in a roto league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie… Hahn

  153. Great White North says:
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    One of my RCLs sucks and is mired in 11th. So I went ahead and accepted trading away my Bumgarner for his/her Alex Wood, Avisail Garcia and Jokim Soria.

    Did I make my team better? Had to dump Zach Cosart and Travis Wood to make it work, which prompted ESpN autobot to warn me that tanking is against the rules. Tell that to the 76ers.

    • royce! says:
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      @Great White North: I’m also in this league…While I usually eschew 2 for 1s, let alone 3 for 1s, I think that trade is fair and could benefit you greatly. That obviously depends on Bumgarner sucking.

      Your pitching has been solid but hitting has been crap, which is the opposite of my team, so you should trade me an SP for a 1B.

      • Great White North says:
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        @royce!: Make me an offer I (have to ask Grey if) I can’t refuse.

          • Great White North says:
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            @royce!: I didn’t even ask Grey.

            Boom! Mic drop.

            I’ll take your Hosmer for Colin McHugh. There go all of my wins.

            If any one cares here is the crap 11 place RCL team I just made over. Bumgarner and Mchugh are traded, Cozart and T Wood dropped, Hosmer, Garcia, Soria and Alex Wood are my newbies.

            C Stephen Vogt
            1B Adam LaRoche
            2B Brian Dozier
            3B Todd Frazier
            SS Alcides Escobar
            2B/SS Jimmy Rollins
            1B/3B Adam Lind
            OF Giancarlo Stanton
            OF Michael Brantley
            OF Jason Heyward
            OF Jake Marisnick
            OF Nick Markakis
            UTIL Danny Santana
            Bench Zack Cozart
            DL Yan Gomes
            DL Josh Hamilton
            P Madison Bumgarner
            P Julio Teheran
            P Phil Hughes
            P Collin McHugh
            P Drew Smyly
            P Jeurys Familia
            P Wade Davis
            P John Axford
            P Travis Wood
            Bench Ubaldo Jimenez
            Bench Mike Fiers

            • royce! says:
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              @Great White North: Nice! Thanks! Time for LaRoche to hit the bench, I think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could work out for you

  154. Bubba says:
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    Standard 5×5, Category wins

    C Vogt
    1B Goldy
    2B Devon Travis
    SS J. Peralta
    3B Longo
    MI Beltre
    CI DannyS
    OF Trout
    OF Ellsbury
    OF Reddick
    OF Khris Davis
    UT Ortiz

    Should I kick Khris Davis to the curb? These replacements are on our waiver wire: Lagares, Rasmus, Span, Kiermaier

    Thanks

    • Bubba says:
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      @Bubba: Sorry…12 team and the CI and MI are flipped…duh…thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Span

  155. John says:
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    Bats are pretty stacked in 10 team, been enjoying all around Votto so far but would you trade Votto for top 10ish SP….one team for example could use votto and he has strasburg harvey and kershaw and grab DUDA off wire to replace Votto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  156. Jacks says:
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    I read the Avisail arguments. I played him last week instead of Braun which really friggin hurt but at least Avi hit .500 plus. This week I’m playing Braun, but which one of these 3 would you choose? Position doesn’t matter 4X4:

    Avi, Duda or Guerrero?
    Duda has only 5 game slate. Guerrero has 7 including 4 in COL, but who knows how much he will play. I have a a feeling Avi will get his homers in bunches. Don’t want to miss that, but also have to be realistic.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail

  157. sasquatch sluggers says:
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    Basic keeper forever league. Own Morrow, Paxton or T. Wood? Thanks.

  158. ryanoger says:
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    Colome or Carlos Rondon ROS?

    thanks grey
    ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colome

  159. BrewerFan says:
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    Who wins this trade?

    Stanton & Harvey for

    Myers, C.Davis & C-Mart

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @BrewerFan: Harvey/Stanton by a country mile

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  160. Bammers says:
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    Which one do I start in a deep weekly roto league?
    Alex Guerrero, Johnny Giavotella, Scooter Gennett (expected back Tuesday)

    In the same league, which 2 do I start – Mark Teixeira, Mike Napoli, Kyle Blanks, or Kennys Vargas?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter… Tex, Napoli

  161. Kc says:
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    12 team h2h. Obp/slg/r/hr/rbi/sbn
    Qs/svhd/k:bb/k/whip/era

    I got offered his McCutchen for my Strasburg and Archer. Thoughts? McCutchen looks like he’s battling an injury and I wouldn’t be able to keep him this year. I could keep Archer though. Also, 5OF league and I have Trout melky Reddick Ozuna and Pederson.

    My other SP are Ross, Salazar, Bauer, Rodon eventually, Gio Gonzalez.

    • Kc says:
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      @Kc: he’s offered taijuan walker and McCutchen now. Brandon morrow looks like the best starter on free agency.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  162. tony says:
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    manny machado or kris bryant?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant

  163. los locos says:
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    Hitter Tron doesn’t say like it, but I can’t imagine why Andre Ethier is not up the chart more, hitting against all rightes and playing in Coors later this week. His he a safe play over Fowler, Garcia or Cabrera for OF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not over those guys

  164. Ra'zbahl Al Ghul says:
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    Nori are you Aoki, Nori are you Aoki, are you Aoki Nori, you’ll be hit by, you’ll be struck by, a gangly manbird

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  165. Jaymz says:
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    Hey Grey – could you please rank Folty / Nelson / Colome / Miguel Gonzalez (10-team mixed dynasty league). Thanks as always man!

    • Jaymz says:
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      roto league too if that makes a difference

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gonzalez, Colome

  166. Fever Dog says:
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    10-team, h2h, 5×5

    One guy has Gio and Ian Kennedy. I feel like either would be a good fit to round out my squad. What on my squad is fair for either? I hate asking these kinds of questions and I’m only resorting to it now because I’ve offered Morales to (not exaggerating) every manager save this one, for all types of SPs and no one is biting.

    c-vogt
    1b-rizzo
    2b-betts
    3b-arenado
    ss-bogaerts
    of-myers, carlos gomez, justin upton
    util-hosmer, cargo
    bn-morales

    sp-kershaw, smyly, wood, miller, hutchison, c-mart, ubaldo, fiers
    rp-britton, storen, yimi
    dl-archie bradley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer for Gio

  167. Jaybuhner says:
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    Hey Grey. Should I look to drop Travis wood today for streaming options tomorrow of Paxton (vs Angels tomorrow) or Jesse Chavez (vs Minnesota tomorrow)? Or should I hold onto my wood (pun intended) for his second start vs Brewers later this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  168. Buge Hoobs says:
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    Which two to start for the week (today)?:
    Hammel, Samardzija, Hughes, T Wood

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Samardzija, Hughes

  169. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, start 2 of these 3 guys:

    Murphy – 2 vs bal, 3 @ phi
    Bogaerts – 3 vs tb, 3 @ tor
    Russell – 4 @ stl, 3 @ mil

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander, Russell

  170. Maver1ck says:
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    Is dealing away my Kluber for his Springer a good deal? OBP league. I know you’re buying Kluber but wondering if Springer is fair value.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  171. los locos says:
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    Grey, Pick Three..

    Shoemaker, Paxton, Colome, Wood, Chavez, M GonzlaZ and Chase Anderson..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax, Colome, Gonzalez

  172. Mario g says:
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    Stream Chavez vs min?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  173. Kevin says:
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    Who should I drop: Bruce or Heyeard

    • Kevin says:
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      @Kevin: or Ozuna

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither

  174. ERad says:
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    Is this the worst SS has ever been? I just keep recycling the same trash week after week.

    Probably going back to JoRam after Flores looks to be losing playing time

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If only Devon played SS

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: *sigh* if only

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s not too late to dream

          • ERad says:
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            @Grey: Best not to get my hopes up – my cougs is already suspicious of me sneaking in lil Devon highlights into our lovemaking – pastrami on rye next!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Tell her to loosen the reins!

  175. Teddy Heater says:
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    Hey BFF, Yesterday was a great offensive day, Arenado, Vogt, AJ, Wong (3-4 off the bench) solid Sunday! I’m still working on Kluber it’s 12 team Yahoo Keeper no innings cap. Kluber is a 19th rounder he needs some depth and I was thinking CMart & Salazar too much or should I hold? Pitching is thin (Colon was just dropped and T Wood is best available) here’s my starters. I’m currently in 1st and have Offense on Lock Btw my buddee in San Jose sent me a pic from San Jose Mercury News, Saturday Jobu was on the front page of the sports section, HA!

    Arrieta
    Degrom
    Salazar
    CMart
    Chavez
    Paxton
    Shoemaker
    Latos (I’m spot starting him)
    DL-Iwakuma & Corbin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BFF! I’d do that trade for Kluber… Really front page? Slow sports day

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: He wasn’t the lead story, but made the front page non the less! Thanks, I’ll throw it at him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Did you buy a front page ad with his face?

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: HA! No, they had a full story on how he was going to be available to buy. We got the first run! Ground floor mang!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Well done, BFF!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Thought I still question how slow a news day it must’ve been…No feature on the fight?

                • Teddy Heater says:
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                  @Grey: Fight was the first thing, was a disappointment, SMH, but at least Mayweather can retire after their second fight.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I didn’t see it, but it was so overhyped that it couldn’t live up to it

                    • Teddy Heater says:
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                      @Grey: Thankfully I didn’t pay for it, hey at least the Clipper game leading up to the fight was legit! I’m holding & sitting Shoe in hopes that he figured out his issues. We worked some magic on him last year, I’m going to watch the game tonight with hopes to see a glimmer.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, hopefully he gets better, his velocity’s off though, so there could be a problem they’re not letting on about

  176. Tulover says:
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    how wld u guys rank the following for DL stash?
    Corbin
    Moore
    Griffin
    Medlen

    THANKS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin

  177. Connor says:
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    Can you rank Prado, Plouffe, and Owings going forward? As always, thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings

  178. Derrick says:
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    What SP’s should I target for Harper?

    • ERad says:
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      @Derrick: Numero Unos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None, don’t trade Harper for an SP

  179. Dr. Sauce says:
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    Tired of what for Rollins to get rollin’ … who’s the pick-up; Aybar, Santana, Crawford, Flores or Owings? I have an extra roster spot, so just pick-up or wash my hands of Rollins altogether. In other words, is there a guy on that list that you would prefer ROS? Thanks for feeback!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings

      • Dr. Sauce says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks! Pick-up for the this week and hold Rollins or straight kick Rollins to the curb and role with Owings ROS? Cheers!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold Rollins

  180. Jason says:
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    Drop De La Rosa or Chavez for Fiers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rubby

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Jason: Robby for Fiers

  181. Malicious Phenom says:
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    I give Hanley, I get Harvey and Segura..what do ya think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  182. Hot Colon says:
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    Mesoraco problems plaguing me weekly in 14 team H2H points league. But don’t really want to drop anyone of value for a weak ass backstop.

    Not much on wire – Joseph Hundley are best.

    C- Mesoraco
    IF- Lind Semien Donaldson Desmond
    OF- Marte Betts JD Martinez
    UTIL- Fowler
    Bench- Carter Puig

    SP- Klub Scherz Fiers Shoe and Buch (both 2 starts this week)
    RP- Cecil Yimi Watson
    Bench- Hammel Paxton Kenley
    DL- Fernandez

    A) Drop anyone or hold?

    B) Best bet this wk: Romo, Watson, Hatcher Barrett, Scribner WHarris,Cody Martin,Siegrist, Neshek?
    SV (8) HLD (4) W (10). IP (2) K (2)

    Thanks Grey!

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Hot Colon: you’ve seriously started mesoraco for the last 3 or however many weeks he’s been out? wha happened to you. jofer won’t have much value for a long time. kenley should be DL’ed and just grap hundley for his home stand.

  183. claw dog says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 team 5×5 H2H
    I traded Scherzer and Betts for Strasburg and McCutchen.

    What’re your thoughts on this? I pretty much had to take it, but cutch is kind of scaring me right now.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

      • claw dog says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: Sorry I put this reply in the wrong place. by accident

        Also a follow up to my first question, if I were to now look to trade cutch, what value you do you think I should be looking for in return? Like what types of players?

        Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Top 5 corner man, top 5 SP

    • claw dog says:
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      @claw dog: Also a follow up to my ifrst question, if I were to now look to trade cutch, what value you do you think I should be looking for in return? Like what types of players?

      Thanks again!

  184. Brad K says:
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    I posted earlier asking if I should drop Pearce for Reddick, and I found out that someone else is going to nab him today so Reddick’s off the board. That being said would you drop Pearce for Solarte or Rajai Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  185. Great Bambino says:
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    At this point.. if someone offered me Dozier straight up for Travis.. I think I pass.. Travis looks for real. and much better lineup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Devon’s beautiful

  186. Old Joe says:
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    Yo Grey, great stuff as always.

    I am loaded with pitching, and I need outfielders in a H2H categories league.

    Got offered Lorenzo Cain for Alex Wood.

    (My league includes Quality Starts, OBP, and Extra Base Hits)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Sounds fair

  187. Chrisso says:
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    Drop Wilmer Flores for Cozart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Chrisso says:
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        @Grey: Cheers champ

  188. Random Collmenter says:
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    Start Soler, Saunders, or Marisnick this week? Soler is so cold…

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marisnick

  189. Simply Fred

    Fred Barker says:
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    Uribe .174 slugging in 20 AB vs. Lohse. In lineup today instead of Alex. Is there any hope of Guerrero playing full time, or…just give up the dream?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Give up the dream

      • Simply Fred

        Fred Barker says:
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        @Grey: Thank you!

  190. Scott says:
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    Sunavabenched by Wong and he didn’t even start!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  191. Bye Felicia says:
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    Marte/Travis for Tulo

    Betances/Marte/Travis for Tulo/ Marsnick

    What side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte…Marte

      • Bye Felicia says:
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        @Grey: Mucho Gracias Amigo

  192. Ray says:
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    Need pitching and was offered Odorizzi for my Devon Travis. Take it or set my sights higher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  193. sniff test says:
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    James Paxon or Miguel Gonzalez to roster until Cobb comes off the dl?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax

  194. Mostsuckass says:
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    In my deep keeper/dynasty league, I was just offered Kluber for Kyle Seager. That’s good value, right? Trouble is, the only other 3B on my roster is Trevor Plouffe, who’s been terrific so far but not someone I trust as much as Seager. Not a lot of good options in the free agent pool, though it’s an active trading league and I could probably find another 3B that way. Take Kluber and figure out my 3B depth, or hold Seager?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Kluber

  195. alex seber says:
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    Miguel Gonzalez vs Fiers. I just paid for the tools subscription and I play in a weekly points league. The weekly planner likes Fiers vs Dodgers more than Gonzalez vs Yanks. However, seems like the Grey Love is over Gonzalez. Which way should I go? Thanks for being awesome!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers

  196. nightpandas says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Which side do you like? need steals and less strikeouts:

    Hamels & Marisnick for Rondon & Bruce

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hamels

  197. PoonHunter says:
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    Hello Grey, quick ?….Do you like Ozuna or Yelich for the rest of the year? …Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  198. Me says:
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    14 team keep 14 obp

    Swihart/Kluber or Yelich/Keuchel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

  199. John says:
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    Sale or Hamels?

    Thinking trade Votto and Souza for Hamels/Sale and Pence. Slot Duda at 1B.

    Would you trade if Hamels
    Would you hold out for Sale only?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sale

  200. fillllterd says:
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    My team is 0-4 right now in a 10 team H2H 5×5 league. Based on my squad below do you think I need to make any position improvements or should I ride this team out and hope I start getting some wins?

    AJ Pierzynski
    Votto
    Travis
    Cozart
    Arenado
    Marte
    Myers
    Upton
    Frazier
    Bench: Morales

    Price
    Sale
    Arrieta
    Salazar
    Pineda
    Hahn
    Familia
    Bench: Boxberger, Eovaldi, Paxton, Fiers, Cobb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hard to believe AJ, Cozart, Hahn are the best you can do off waivers in a 10 team league

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @fillllterd: I agree with Grey, has to better players on waivers in a 10 teamer than AJ/Cozart…. Since all I do is play H2H, Ill give you my little advice..I would drop Eovaldi for another closer (if there is one on your waivers) should be anyways and look for those upgrades at C/SS…Good Luck

  201. Negatto says:
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    Which 3 from the following list of SPs?

    Paxton
    Colome
    Fiers
    T. Wood
    Rodon
    Happ
    Anderson

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers, Pax, Wood

  202. Anal Herschiser says:
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    Señor Gris- H2h pts league. I can get Kluber for my Kris Bryant. I can move Chris Davis from DH to 3B to replace him. I’m hesitant to trade Bryant bc I’m a Cubs fan with a big boner for him, plus Klubers last 3 starts. I should donit anyway, right? You’re the best.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kluber

  203. rick says:
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    Trade Wacha for Pineda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  204. Hot Colon says:
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    14 team weekly H2H points league.

    Been offered Rosenthal for my Betts. Seems way too steep, though Rosey would be an upgrade over Watson to my battered Jansen-less pen. Offer Fowler for Rosey instead?

    If I make the deal to improve at RP, it would mean a downgrade at OF3 – are any of CBY Ethier,Choo,Rasmus, Lagares worth it while I await Puig’s return?

    Also, Mesoraco killing me every damned week. But don’t really want to drop anyone of value for a weak ass backstop.

    Crap on wire – Joseph and Hundley are best.

    C- Mesoraco
    IF- Lind Semien Donaldson Desmond
    OF- Marte Betts JD Martinez
    UTIL- Fowler
    Bench- Carter Puig

    SP- Klub Scherz Fiers Shoe and Buch (both 2 starts this week)
    RP- Cecil Yimi Watson
    Bench- Hammel Paxton Kenley
    DL- Fernandez

    A) Drop anyone to add a C or hold?

    B) Assuming I don’t do Rosey deal, best bet this wk: Romo, Watson, Hatcher Barrett, Scribner WHarris,Cody Martin,Siegrist, Neshek?
    SV (8) HLD (4) W (10). IP (2) K (2)

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, offer Fowler…I would’ve went for Hundley weeks ago…… Siegrist

  205. FrankGrimes says:
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    So glad I picked up swihart
    For him to sit tonite!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I know, sucks

  206. Whatever says:
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    10 tm mixed with obp instead of avg. need saves: soria for yelich?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  207. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. cargo (col) too much to give up for kluber? 3 OF league and my other OF are stanton, j up and myers.

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  208. I Am The Liquor says:
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    Good time to buy low on Beltre? Would you trade Hosmer to get Beltre?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Beltre

  209. Greyismyhero says:
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    Set back once again….

    Anthony Rendon (knee, side) has flown back to Washington, D.C. to have his injured left side examined.

    Advice: Rendon has been dealing with an oblique issue for a week now while on a rehab assignment with his knee injury. More should be known shortly about how long this will set him back, but it certainly possible that he won’t be returning to the Nationals anytime soon. Rendon had been hoping to be activated by now.

    More: Mark Zuckerman on Twitter
    (Rotoworld.com)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Greyismyhero: smoke it, and add in some of that arab hash with the opium in it.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: or if that doesn’t cut it a Jeffrey.

  210. goodfold2 says:
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    20 team dynasty, owings or jose ram?

    2. arcia out. best add to replace. K’s, BB’s, XBH, hits for hitters. 14 team roto. AVG not a category. snider/van slyke/maxwell/plouffe/middlebrooks/s.robinson/loney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings…Plouffe

  211. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey et al,

    Somebody just dropped Josh Harrison in my 12 team H2H 5X5 keeper league. Is he worth using the number 1 waiver priority on? I am currently running with L.Valbuena at 2B. My J.Baez gamble hasn’t paid off so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, go for it

      • Jj says:
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        @Grey:
        You like Harrison to post similar numbers to last year? Or was that a bit of a fluke

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope, don’t like him at all, it’s a flyer for you

  212. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    16 team roto with holds. bullpen is street/jepsen/siegrist/watson/axford. drop siegrist (recently added since walden’s out) for yimi, who was just dropped?

    2. same league also has OPS. keep rasmus or go with one of these as best bat? plouffe/inciarte/forsythe/ethier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Plouffe

  213. SteveNZ says:
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    Who is more likely to cause the the ends of your mustache to curl up in delight over the rest of the season – Eaton or Saunders?

    The Rater is equally bleh on both 145 vs 157 or somesuch. Would probably be for bench depth as much as anything in the ol’ H2H (14 teams, OBP and AVG yada yada)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saunders…

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Steamer has them very close too. One has a bit more power, the other a little ore speed, but they’re not far off being the same player.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, could see that

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Oh – and offered up J-Zimm for Kluber in my 14 team keeper. Will probably be laughed out of town, but a good outing by Zimm tonight wouldn’t hurt.

        I already have Harvey, Stras and Arrieta in this league so it’s not like I need pitching – just wanted something to hang over your head for the rest of the season ;-)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That would be real nice!

  214. Dommattingly says:
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    Grandal, Pierzynski, Hundley, or Realmuto? Also, thinking of dropping Ryu and DLing Gomes or Lucroy. Catchers SUCK!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hundley at home… Drop Ryu for Gomes

      • Dommattingly says:
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        @Grey: THANKS!

  215. renDONE says:
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    man i’m glad i have servicable fill in’s for rendon during this phase, i dont know how anyone else who owns him is still sane…. this guys setbacks are unreal.

    still a lot of value in a keeper league (i.e. top 50 player?) or if/when he comes back should i look to deal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Still has value in a keeper, top 50 ish

  216. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Trumbo in the two hole.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ridiculous

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @GhostTownSteve:

      Is there a Real Mutos of Miami joke lurking somewhere in the jokesphere?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’m sure at some point!