Yesterday, Buster Olney tweeted, “Kevin Gausman is pitching tonight probably exactly the way the Orioles hoped on the day they drafted him.  Dominant stuff.”  Putting aside the unnecessary “probably” — you’ll never win a Twitter Pulitzer with needless hooha! —  is this what the Orioles hoped for?  Because it’s felt at times like the Orioles were waiting for Gausman to say some sort of secret oath to let him into the rotation and, without Podrick to prompt him, he didn’t know said oath.  By the by, I can’t look at Brienne of Tarth and not see Conan O’Brien.  Perhaps, it’s me (it’s not).  If the Orioles wanted Gausman to pitch probably exactly like this, wouldn’t they have put him in the rotation and left him alone for the last *covers mouth* years?  Not to answer, but to knowingly nod while you undress your computer with your eyes.  Since I have shares in that facacta noodle-hanger Archer, I watched the better part of Gausman’s start, and he looked better than what the boxscore says, and the boxscore says, “Yum, choco-latte.”  It also says 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks in his first start back.  Gausman has the stuff to be a number one, but at worse a number two.  Not saying he will be this year; that’s just his stuff.  He probably exactly should be already, but probably exactly hasn’t been.  Still, I would grab him in any leagues where I needed upside.  A 8+ K/9, 2.7+ BB/9, 3.75 ERA starter is probably exactly what you’ll get.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jimmy Paredes – Ready for rehab games.  When he shows up to those games, Paredes will follow in the marching band.

Chris Archer – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA down to 5.47.  I started him because all I had left was my dignity and if dignity were a positive character trait, they wouldn’t have made the pronunciation of it sound so dopey.  After Archer’s game, I have restored my dignity, no diggity.  Get paid is my forte.  Each and every day true fantasy player way.  Also, JB and I discuss the Archer buy low on today’s podcast. You can’t wait.  No, you!

Kendall Graveman – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  This seems backwards but Graveman is now dead to me.

Jordan Zimmermann – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 1 K, ERA up to a whopping 0.35 as he gave up his first earned run of the season.  Thankfully, the Hershiser family can stop following him around.

Miguel Cabrera – 4-for-4, 4 RBIs and two homers (2, 3).  Indy runs under the closing Buy Low Window, reaches back, and at the last second, grabs his fedora.

Nick Castellanos – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 1st steal.  He was my sleeper of the year.  Oh, and he’s hitting .339.

Victor Martinez – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  V-Mart hit that homer off Graveman, after he stepped out of it and began feasting on human brain custard.

Lance McCullers – Went to extended spring.  Sounds like the lamest travel slogan ever.  “Come to the Mid-Atlantic states, we have an extended spring.”

Jake Marisnick – Optioned to Triple-A Fresno.  It’s not bad enough that you get demoted to the minors, but then they make you go to Fresno.  Why not help him tie the noose too?

Carlos Gomez – 2-for-4, 1 RBI.  Don’t look now — too late! — but Gomez looks like he’s starting to heat up.

Joaquin Benoit – Hit the 15-day DL with shoulder inflammation.  M’s called up to take his place Mayckol Guaipe, to which Words With Friends says, “Sorry, Mayckol Guaipe is not an acceptable name.”

Taijuan Walker – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 1.44.  So what I wrote a sleeper post for him in 2013.  So what I’ve waited for this year for four years.  So what, I’m not a rock star!  (I am.)

Kyle Seager – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer and 2nd in as many games.  He’s hitting .141 and that’ll last for a few more weeks until he’s hitting .260 and on pace for exactly what he does every year.

Leonys Martin – 1-for-2 and his 4th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Miguel Gonzalez – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER as he made a spot start.  White Sox now need Didi Seven.

Jimmy Rollins – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 1st steal, hitting near-.300 in the last week.  Could be a light schmotato.  Definitely can’t be worse than the guy hitting behind him, Jose Abreu (0-for-3, 1 RBI, hitting .176).  He doesn’t just look like The Big Hurt; he feels like a big hurt to my fantasy team.

Michael Saunders – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer as he returned to the lineup and batted sixth.  Yeah, that leadoff thing lasted a while.

Marcus Stroman – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Hate to sound like a broken record but I didn’t understand the infatuation with Stroman in the preseason.  Hate to sound like a broken record but I didn’t understand the infatuation with–Sorry.

Ezequiel Carrera – 2-for-5, hitting .355 as he stayed in the leadoff spot for the Jays.  The Amish Porsche isn’t really a prototypical leadoff hitter either.  He’s barely a hitter.

Hector OliveraBraves reportedly tried to trade Olivera.  When they realized no other teams had a GM in a coma, they stopped.

Freddie Freeman – 2-for-3 as he was dropped to six in the order.  Apparently, Clint Hurdle is guest managing the Braves.  They really needed to get Jeff Francoeur (1-for-4) and A.J. Pierzynski (0-for-4) more at-bats?  Is Freeman being Punk’d?  Catfish’d?  Some other MTV neologism?

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  Just about everyone was owned for the Red Sox yesterday going against a conceivably cushy matchup with Julio Teheran (7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks), so I was able to stream only one Sox hitter.  Dot dot dot.  JBJ!  Damn, that batty call make me feel sexy!

Rick Porcello – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. Putting On A Braves Face.  Stream-o-Nator obviously loved his matchup yesterday, and doesn’t hate his next one either.

Nate Eovaldi – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.38.  Look at EVOO putting together one whole decent start.  He has a 28/5 K/BB, which is a great way for him to sucker in fantasy baseballers.  I would not trust him until after seeing about three more solid starts.  Shout out to Rachel Ray, way to keep strong after Bey came at you.

Starlin Castro – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .290 as he settles into the six hole.  Told ya he wouldn’t last in the nine hole all year.  Nine holes are for suckas and–DeShizz?!  Is that you?  What?  Oh, c’mon.  You move his OBP to the bottom of the lineup and put the foul Odor up top?  That’s ridiculous.

Matt Joyce – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Holy Schugels — not the Pirates closer — I got two batty calls in one day.  No wonder I feel alive and spent and happy and spent and I need a nap!

Ian Kennedy – 6 IP, 5 ER, 11 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.77.  What did I do to convince the universe I could handle constant attacks on my ERA and WHIP?  Was it when I made fun of that fat kid?  I thought he could handle it!

Albert Pujols – 2-for-4, 3 runs and two homers (4, 5), and third homer in the last two days.  I mention on today’s podcast that Pujols is a solid buy low because he always starts to pick it up in May.  May came early this year, boys and five girls!

Rafael Ortega – 2-for-4, 1 run as he hits 2nd.  Ortega?  I love his taco shells!  He’s now the strong side of the left field platoon while Nava does nada.  Ortega doesn’t have much value outside of his speed, but he could steal 25 bases in a full-time job.  Solid AL-Only play, wait-and-see’er in mixed leagues.

Garrett Richards – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners (5 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 2.35.  I like Richards, touches 95+ MPH, should get 8+ K/9, walks shouldn’t be awful, but a 2.35 ERA pitcher he is not.  I know, no dur, but there’s been no sudden corner turned like when I walked into the living room and Cougs was watching DWTS and there was someone dressed like Jim Carrey from The Mask.

Jay Bruce – Left on paternity leave.  Here’s hoping he names his kid, Bruce.  Boy or girl.

Brandon Phillips – He left yesterday’s game after being hit on his left finger.   He only has one left finger?  Does he have nine on the right hand?  Now, I’m intrigued!  X-rays came back negative on his left finger.  That’s good if he needs to impolitely point.

Billy Hamilton – 1-for-4, 1 run and his 3rd and 4th steals.  Hamilton returned to the lineup, because the Reds failed to sign Harriet Tubman.

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-3 and his 4th steal, hitting .301.  That’s to go with his 5 homers.  Yeah, he had a nice month of April.  On a related note, the Reds stole five bases off Syndergaard and d’Arnaud, or simply Synd’aarnaud.  Could be worth watching for SAGNOF!

Raisel Iglesias – 5 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Love dem Ks, less excited about the inefficient pitching that caused him to throw 102 pitches in five innings.  I shah-posey it could be worse.  By the by, I say suppose like shah-posey from now on.

Michael Conforto – 3 hits, 3 runs and his 3rd homer.  That’s tripes over Iglesias.

Lucas Duda – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Oh, Duda day!

Neil Walker – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .301.  Wait, wait, I know this impersonation!  It’s Daniel Murphy in the playoffs, right?  Damn, that’s good!  Now do your Christopher Walken.

Travis d’Arnaud – Left yesterday’s game with shoulder discomfort.  Damn, that’s gonna make it harder to trick fantasy baseballers into owning you.

Jeremy Hazelbaker – 2-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Huh?  But we collectively moved on from this guy.  Don’t worry, Previous Sentence Grey, he was only filling in for Matt Holliday who left with a leg cramp.  But Previous Sentence Grey owns Holliday.  AHHHHHH!!!

Aledmys Diaz – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .491, as he hit 8th.  Okay, so techinically, Jaime Garcia (5 IP, 3 ER) was hitting ninth and batting .500, but I’d love to see Diaz moved up to leadoff.  Not simply because I now own him in three leagues, but—Okay, that is the reason.

Matt Carpenter – 2-for-5 and his 3rd homer.  Only hitting .239.  Jesus was right, it’s hard being a Carpenter.

Zack Greinke – 6 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 6.16.  At least I told everyone not to draft him.  You didn’t listen?  Aw, shucks.

Jean Segura – 4-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Glad to see he did something because I was already noticing people in the comments boring of him.  Yeah, he’s only hitting .352 on pace for a 25/20 season.  What a snooze!

Welington Castillo – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, Chris Owings 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and Yasmany Tomas 2-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI.  Wow, this whole team is filled with hot schmotatoes.  Fun fact!  A group of schmotatoes is called a schmooz.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Only 45 more…in bed!

Wei-Yin Chen – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.32 vs. Ross Stripling 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.22.  This matchup was billed as “Wei-Yin/Stripling?  Wei-Yin/Stripling?  Wei-Yin/Stripling?  What the hell are you saying?”

Yasiel Puig – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .292.  When Puigs fly!

Trayce Thompson – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .268.  Has two straight starts vs. lefties, but we’ll have to see if he plays vs. righties.  Stenographer, read that back to me.  Stenographer?  Seems she’s fallen asleep.

Drew Pomeranz – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Obvi, it wasn’t a great start, but it wasn’t hideous either (nice Ks; got out of there before big damage) and I’d try to hold him for another one or two.

Hunter Pence – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd in as many days.  As the ball launched north, The Gangly Manbird said, “That’s not a batter’s box, it’s a squawk box!  Cacacuckoo!”  Or something similar, I don’t speak Manbird.

Carlos Carrasco – Out for four to six weeks with a hamstring strain.  Hey, the Carlos Carrasccident wasn’t as bad as initially believed.  Hit the body shop for a month, work on his right thumper, insurance will pay for us to drive around Trevor Bauer for a few starts and Carrasco should return by early-June.

Michael Brantley – 0-for-1 as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “On Friday, I hit up this girl on the Whisper app, and we met up later that night behind a bowling alley.  Long story short, she wasn’t of age.  I should be back in the office tomorrow.  Bail permitting.”

Danny Salazar – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER.  Forgettable.  Versus the Twins?  Regrettable.  And this piece of toast is so re-butta-ble.

Marlon Byrd – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .302.  And this Byrd you cannot cage.  Because of some silly law against caging humans in Ohio.

Yan Gomes – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer.  Great, we haven’t had catcher questions about Yan Gomes yet!  Super!  Damn, my sarcastic font isn’t working!

Rajai Davis – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 6th steal.  I’m not saying he’s been more valuable than Billy Burns and DeShields combined, but if I were saying that, it wouldn’t be far off from the truth.  Luckily, I don’t write this while wired to a lie detector.

Oswaldo Arcia – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  All last week I told you to pick him up.  All this week I’ll talk about how I told you last week.  Next week, still up in the air.

David Murphy – He asked to be released by the Twins and it was granted.  Afterwards, chatter grew in the clubhouse, “Amazing news, we can get off the Twins if we ask!”

Glen Perkins – Paul Molitor said, “(Perkins’s) tests are showing more strength every day.  I think he’s a ways away but at least he’s going the right way.  Did I ever tell you guys about my 39-game hitting streak?”  Perkins hasn’t resumed throwing and his own manager says he’s “a ways away.”  For conserving usage on the keyboard’s keys, that’s great.  For fantasy, that’s terrible.

Alex Meyer – Was promoted by the Twins to work out of long relief.  Totally agree with this move.  I mean, the Twins need to find out what kind of starter they have in Ricky Nolasco and Tommy Milone.  Ow!  I just got an eye roll headache.

Byron Buxton – Demoted to the minors.  Shame about Byron Buxton but at least he could comfort his big brother, Michael J. Fox, now.  No ties stronger than Family Ties!  Filling in for Buxton will be Eddie Rosario and Dannys Antana.  Not that Buxton had big shoes to fill, but the Twins have lots of little feet.

  1. The Theory says:
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    So glad I made a conscious effort to avoid drafting Tijuan Walker everywhere, drafting instead guys who suck. That plan worked out well.

    (That “whiff” noise you just heard is the sad sound I make every time I look at my fantasy teams.)

    • Bread n Mustard says:
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      @The Theory: Your comment made me laugh because I can totally relate. Almost feels like all my players got together and decided, “Hey, lets screw this guy’s fantasy team over.”

      • ScottyB says:
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        @Bread n Mustard: ha-ha agreed. I avoided Walker after all the years Grey had him as a sleeper. “I’m not doing it this time!!”

        Dynamite non-move. [fart]

        • Swfcdan says:
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          @ScottyB: Another one to add to the party. All losers sign in here!

        • William Hung says:
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          @ScottyB: I feel you – I didn’t have this guy high on my list either, but ended up with him after I was left with a bunch of Schmohawks towards the end of the draft and I was like “why not?”

  2. Noam says:
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    Nice write up!

    You know the Braves have hit 3 HR…total…all season…AS A TEAM! What!?

    And please can you talk to DeShields…It would be great if he would get it going.

    • apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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      @Noam: as a Braves fan, this team is the worst Braves seen I’ve ever seen (I’m 40, so I saw a fair bit of bad teams in the early to mid ’80s). It’s a BAD BAD team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Noam: I know, crazy…I’ll have a word with him

  3. Gerwer says:
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    obligatory/annoying/ catcher q’s:

    please rank:
    wellington, salty, wilson ramos, hundley,montero, grandal

    thanks!

    • bigbear says:
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      @Gerwer: I’d go Wellington or Ramos. Wellington is the hot hand now.

      • Shill Team 6 says:
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        @bigbear: doesn’t Hundley have a Coors stretch this week?

        • bigbear says:
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          @Shill Team 6: I’m not sure. He’s a bit off my radar since my C’s are doing ok. If he is, then he wouldn’t be a bad pick-up.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Gerwer: Not obligatory. Frankencatcher. i.e. hot hand.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Cram It: Although I don’t know why anyone who has Wellington available wouldn’t go with him. He was getting props in the preseason as someone to target and making good on that with .290 with 6 HR’s. What else do you need?

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Gerwer: I also have Wellington at present, but Grandal, Ramos, and Hundley have been recommended previously. I’d imagine Grey will say: Ramos, Wellington, Grandal, Hundley with Salty and Montero a ways back. Good luck. Catchers suck.

  4. Another Dan says:
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    Thanks Grey. Paredes comment gave me my first laugh of the day.

    ERA not looking great thanks to Stroman’s start yesterday and Thor didn’t bring it down by much. Guess I might be going down the Boulevard of broken Streams this week .

    Streamonator says I should continue to ruin with Colon but sit Latos, What says Grey? WW is thin (thinner than Panda anyway), I have discounted Kazmir, Leake and am undecided on Tomlin ($4.9).

    In my h2h dynasty 12 teamer, replacing Realmuto with McCann is a good idea right ? (I am pretending to myself I didn’t just ask a catcher question).

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      @Another Dan:
      *’ruin’ should have read run. Has my typo forseen the future ?

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Another Dan: to be fair Stroman left the game with 1 ER and 2 outs but the bases loaded. Cecil shit the bed and let them ALL score and added a couple others not only ruining Stroman’s line, but also the Win. And I know this happened cuz I started watching the game just when it went downhill, thereby reinforcing my theory that I curse my own pitchers.

    • Grey

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      @Another Dan: Ha, ruin indeed…. I’d go with SON…I’d want McCann

  5. Hi Grey,

    My under-performing OF options are Belt, Ozuna, Khris Davis, Polanco, and Heyward (OK, the last two are not under-performing). Would you replace any of them with Saunders or Leonys?

    Also, I know this is more Rudy’s area, but any idea why the SoN is so low on Tomlin vs. the Twins tomorrow? I picked him up as a streamer and was surprise dot see the SoN disagreed very strongly. Am I missing something?

    Thanks!

    • Bread n Mustard says:
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      @Enrique: I think it has to do with the small sample size of innings he has pitched so far. The Twins will pick it up sooner or later and tomorrow vs. Tomlin might just be the day.

    • William Hung says:
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      @Enrique: If you need steals I’d go for Leonys, but if you need runs, then Saunders is the pick since he bats leadoff in that lineup.

      Ozuna would be my drop.

    • Grey

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      @Enrique: $5 isn’t bad for an away game…. It’s above average… Agree with Hung

      • @Bread n Mustard: @William Hung: @Grey: Thanks for the input, everyone.

        Is it clear Saunders will be back in the leadoff spot? When I saw him in the middle of the lineup last night (as Grey pointed out above) I worried that might be his new home. Ezequiel Carrera has done well there.

        • Grey

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          Saunders isn’t a leadoff man

    • it’s a road start and tomlin is a mediocre pitcher. generally makes for a mediocre stream at best.

  6. assy says:
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    arcia over rickard or pillar? why do these all sound like names from Blade Runner? anyways, hi Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @assy: Ha… Arcia over Rickard

  7. Thizz Dance says:
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    Starlin Castro and F Rodney for Trevor Story? Pretty well rounded and could take the chance on Story with the OBP hit. Rodney is mostly a throw in

    • William Hung says:
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      @Thizz Dance: Always take the side of where the best player is going. At the end of the year, Castro and Story could have similar stats – especially if the Rockies end up playing Reyes over Story when he comes back

  8. Moscowitz says:
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    I dont know but Eovaldi fits to the Yankees like no one else. The way he looks, his italian name, the bronx…it has something old school to it.

  9. Wild Thing says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Great write up! As a Gausman holder (thanks) I could really appreciate the opening. Maybe this IS his year?

    So I was able to pick up Urias (bid $3) for Benintendi in my salary cap league yesterday. Giolito will clear waivers tonight, so should I drop Moncada $6 (needs to be signed March 2017) for Giolito bidding $5-6? Or drop Berrios or Snell? Both are $1 and don’t need to be signed until March 2018. I’m guessing

    This is a 12-team, $260 salary cap keeper league where we sign players to $5 per year plus current salary two years after their rookie contract expires (whatever you bought them for in the auction or free agency). So a $1 player signed for 3 years would be $16, 4 years $21.

    So my thought is that I would want to sign Moncada to a 4-5 year deal but that’s $26-31. I could survive that next season given my other super cheap keepers. And the sox fan is me is clouding my judgment. I’m also 3-0 and Moncada doesn’t help this year obvi.

    Thanks!

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      @Wild Thing:

      Sorry – guessing that you would say hold on dropping snell, berrios or even the newly acquired Urias. But maybe not? It would be one of those guys who I don’t have to sign for 2 years versus signing Moncada next year. Thanks!

  10. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Fab write up, as always!

    a. A French hippie was overheard at Comerica last night….’Mais c’est très grave, man! Très grave!’ It was advice to his nephew who is a fantasy baller and a Graveman owner of course! C’est la vie!

    b. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (April 26)

    Doctor Alex Woods: ‘It’s a stab wound.’
    Horatio: ‘Alex (queue the sunglasses) that just narrowed us down to one.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

  11. Three lights are out says:
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    10 man 5×5

    Would you make any swaps ?
    C – posey
    1b – encarcion
    2b – odor
    3b – Franco
    Ss – boegarts
    Of – Braun, Bautista, jd Martinez
    Util- heyward, fowler
    Bench – Castro, Dickerson, deshields, Ty white
    Sp – sale, matz, Felix, walker. Shields, odorizzi, Chen, Jaime Garcia, Liriano, hammel, Nola
    Rp – jeffress, Rodney, vizcaino

    Free agents = Saunders, hazelbaker, Souza, parra, pagan, soler, lawrie, Domingo, Melvin upton, Doolittle, Nicasio, rich hill, gausman

    Thanks for the advice

    • Three lights out says:
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      @Three lights are out:
      Also , eaton and Pomeranz were also dropped and free agents

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Three lights are out: Eaton over White though not sure why you’d play any of these bench bats

  12. Josh says:
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    Hey Grey,

    A) Do you drop Domingo or another batter for Carter?
    B) do you drop Tomlin for erasmo?

    12-team mixed h2h standard 5×5 categories:
    C: hundley
    1B: E5
    2B: schoop
    3B: Frazier
    OF: Harper, Starling Marte, Jupton
    Util: Domingo, Delino
    Bench: Baez
    NA: Reed

    SP: Salazar, Joe Ross, Corbin, Nola, Velasquez, Tomlin, Matz, Rodon, Liriano, Severino
    RP: Krod, McGee, Rodney, jepsen
    DL: Darvish, Tyson Ross
    NA: Glasnow

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Josh: A. id lose Baez for Carter……..B. I would just stream that spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh: Agree with F

  13. Bringdaruckus says:
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    Yo Grey,

    Do you like Gausman over Iwakuma ROS?

    Appreciate it!

    • Grey

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      @Bringdaruckus: Maybe, but I’d wait to see another start or two

  14. Oppo taco says:
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    Can you rank these arms ROS? I have to try and move one for some speed (which I hate the idea of doing) m ….thanks!

    – bum, Felix, cole, Matz, Velasquez, Corbin, Kennedy, j Ross.

    1400 IP cap.
    It’s a 12 team, 8 player keeper

  15. Adam says:
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    Please rank Tyler white, Corey Dickerson, Souza ROS?
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: Dickerson, Souza

  16. Adam says:
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    Hammel, Gausman ,Conley, or Eickoff
    Please rank ROS
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: You did

  17. cheez whit says:
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    Strohman hasnt been that bad. The bullpen has really let him down with inherited runners.

  18. Breakfast can wait says:
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    Pls rank for roto
    Carlos Gomez, Rasmus, Fowler
    Thx

  19. KeeblerMN says:
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    Good morning!
    I have Buxton on my team and a Minors spot but a very shallow (3 spots) bench.
    Keeper auction league. I kept Buxton at $10 this year hoping against hope for a breakout. All I got was a breakout on my face from the stress so far.
    The question is do I drop Buxton, drop Gallo (Currently in my minors spot for $1) or keep Buxton on my bench?
    Thanks in advance!

    • Wild Thing says:
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      @KeeblerMN:

      So you could trade a $10 Buxton for a $1 Gallo. At this point I would do that.

  20. Whattodo says:
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    Hey hey hey!

    In a 10 team keeper league, what side of

    1)mazara and nola for Cain sugar and the shark?

    Is mazara a sell high and Cain buy low?

    2) maazara/Garcia/nola for polanco/carrasco

    3) rizzo ($10)/Kyle Seager/ maazara for machado ($18)/Stanton ($30)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Whattodo: 1) Cain 2) Polanco 3) Machado

  21. ebudz says:
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    10 team (3 keeper) ESPN H2H Points (weekly 12 start pitcher limit)

    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+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)

    (1) C: Posey
    (1) 1B: Abreu
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Correa
    (1) 3B: Seager
    (3) OF: Trout, J.D. Martinez, Brantley
    (1) UT: DeShields
    Bench: (n/a)

    (1) DL: empty

    (4) SP: Scherzer, Salazar, Matz, Walker
    (3) RP: K. Jansen, Gregerson, empty
    Bench: (Rodon, Pineda, R. Iglesias, Odorizzi, Ventura, Moore

    1. Given who is available would you make any add/drops for my bats? I’m playing the commish this week with his pitching staff of Kershaw, Price, Felix Hernandez, Strasburg, Wainwright, Maeda, and Tomlin so I’ll need to beat him in hitting! Luckily I got off to a good start last night and I’m up by 52 points instead of being in the hole for once….

    2a. Also the same owner (he leads the league in points) who dropped Pineda just dropped Carrasco before he was put on the DL for some reason. I’m already slightly regretting wasting my #1 waiver priority on Pineda and I already dropped Corbin to activate Brantley so the question is: so who should I drop in hopes that my waiver claim for Carrasco goes through?
    2b. If successful, then I’ll DL Carrasco and then which pitcher should I pick up?

    • ebudz says:
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      @ebudz: Oops! Forgot to include the FAs:

      Available Bats: Carter, Panik, N. Walker, Tomas, Herrera, Yelich, Hazelbaker, Myers, Grichuk, Piscotty, Markakis, Lamb, Souza, D. Santana, K. Davis, Ozuna, Melky, Desmond

      Available SP: Carrasco (waivers), Corbin, Severino, Chen, J. Ross, Fiers, Gausman, McCullers, McHugh, Nicasio, Wisler, Hill, Niese, Ray, Cashner, Leake, Eovaldi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ebudz: 1/2. Drop Pineda, grab Carrasco, DL him and then grab Gausman

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Okay good that’s what I was thinking and thanks again for the advice. Fingers crossed that my claim gets Carrasco but if not would you still drop Pineda for Gausman?

  22. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Solid start at home for Teheran last night at home v the Bosox.. Where is the love, Grey, where is the love.

  23. bigbear says:
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    What’s the deal with Justin Upton?

    The bad: He’s slashing a sucky .219/.247/.315. All while his BABIP is an all but unsustainable .357. His K rate is 40.3%, his BB rate is 3.9%.

    The cautious silver lining(?): Line drive rate is 40%. GB/FB rate is 43%. Neither of these are in line with his career norms. But seem to indicate that he’s making good contact.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @bigbear: He will be fine, it is only April 26, think of all the good day’s he will have just to bring his stats up to his norm

      • bigbear says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: Yeah, I’m riding it out. I tend to be slow moving core players from the team. The numbers just seem odd…

      • Vottoman Empire says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: I also think Upton will probably be fine, but that is just straight gambler’s fallacy. “This coin has come up 8 heads and 2 tails so far – bet on tails and just think about all of the tails it will land on just to bring its stats back to 50/50.”

  24. robert says:
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    Whos likely the biggest bust here? Conley, finnegan, stripling, or eickhoff?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @robert: four way tie?? Finn is my guess.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @robert: There has to be expectations for there to be a bust.

  25. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Had me the Miggyy & Albert show last night, go BOOM..Puig & Castro also joined the show!

    Word to the dudes who bench slumping STAR players, just leave them in ur lineup, cause they always heat up at some point.

  26. Ruben says:
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    Tulo or Walker for MI slot in obp roto?

  27. Cram It says:
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    I knew I was on to something. Scout didn’t give me stats for my Twins/Indians players yesterday. No Gomes HR. No Jepsen win. When you click on their name it shows the correct stats, but I have O’s for them on my Live Stats and shorted on my team totals for Monday. Whenever I logged in during the games last night, I noticed some players would have O’s. And when I logged in later, different players would now have 0’s. Shizz better get fixed.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Cram It: so you guys found a site worse than yahoo.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: It’s awful. I actually prefer Yahoo. Maybe it’s because I’ve been using it my whole fantasy baseball life and I’m just used to it.

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Cram It: i’m mostly in yahoo also, but besides maybe 6 things espn is better for easy access free leagues, but this scout thing you guys are on sounds just completely awful, other than their customer service (by that i mean you can actually contact a human) has to be better than yahoo’s. fantrax is the stone nuts. i’m in process of moving any league i comish to their right now, starting with hockey. the stats doing the “old in out in out” takes how yahoo during first 3 days of NHL season nobody with IR/IR+/NA could be slotted for some asinine reason while they didn’t even contact anybody to tell them about, why it happened, how it got fixed, when it might be fixed etc and ups it worse.

          • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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            @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: i’m also referencing some of the weird stuff that went on during your guys draft, or was mentioned during it, bunch of garbage.

          • Cram It says:
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            @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: I like the Yahoo app a lot better. Like, I can’t even get the ESPN app to open today. Plus, I hate listening to that new girl commentator on Sunday Night Baseball. So, screw ESPN.

            • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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              @Cram It: i don’t have anything to do with espn on TV, i meant just their fantasy leagues and/or customer support, which is ok. i don’t use the apps but if yahoo’s is better that’s the 7th or so thing they are better in then. i do watch the baseball on sunday on espn, but i’m quite good at blocking out any/all commentator noise.

              • Cram It says:
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                @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: I’m terrible at it. I literally cannot watch more than a few minutes at a time of a Nats game. F.P. Santangelo drives me to want to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

                • True and Correct says:
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                  @Cram It: I forget which player, but she completely mispronounced Rasmus as Raymus. Definitely did’t know his name. i of the men had to restate that RASMUS hit the home run. I wanted him to say, wtf, his name is Rasmus not Ramus.
                  No problem with an intelligent worthy woman, but this is typical espn schlock. espn, home of Girls and bill maher.

            • Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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              @Cram It:
              I hear that, I no longer watch Sunday night baseball because of her.

                • Coolwhip

                  Todd25 says:
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                  @Cram It: Yeah she’s kinda annoying, jumps in with little comments she thinks are useful and everyone else is quiet for a sec, then goes on without her, haha.

                • VinWins

                  VinWins says:
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                  @Cram It: I watch all games through my Roku and it has an option of “ballpark sounds.” You hear the crowd, crack of the bat, etc, but no announcers.

                  • Cram It says:
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                    @VinWins: That is Awesome!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Cram It: Dude, Fantrax is by far the best site for fantasy baseball..I have played them all and Fantrax is the best! Check them out!

      • Cram It says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: This is a Razzball sponsored league. I’ve heard good things about Fantrax.

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Cram It: while moving my hockey leagues over there i found they are first place that i know of to actually have the option in h2h leagues for ALL TEAMS to play each other each week, so none of that i got 2nd this week and lost in FF, or got 2nd worst and won garbage. much more useful in FF since it’s small sample size.

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          @Cram It: CBS is the best….except for the whole paying for it part.

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @The Great Knoche: i used to do CBS FF leagues, they were done well, and i’ve heard you can do an NL or AL only over there without being able to arbitrarily lose players from real life midseason trades, or at least they have that option. in yahoo i had to have whole player universe be open in order for that to work out, but of course it’s more work for me (esp during draft) if anybody adds an NL player.

      • Moneyball says:
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        Fantrax looked awful and had no app… at least when I checked it out this past off-season.
        I know they had advertised an interface upgrade in late Spring – and looks like it’s been done since – I’ll have to check it out for 2017.

    • William Hung says:
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      @Cram It: They use the same developers as the ones who worked on mlb.tv’s new fancy web application….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: I thought something was weird with my Jepsen stats… I wonder if it’ll get fixed on its own… I could say something, but last time it got ugly

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: I would love to be a fly on that wall. I emailed them, but not as the Commish so I don’t know what will happen. I have no problem getting ugly with it, they’re F’n up.

        Even if it is fixed, what assurance do we have that it hasn’t happened before or won’t happen again?

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Cram It: if/when that happened in yahoo you couldn’t even communicate with them. espn at least has a phone number to talk to a human. fantrax gets back to you in 20 minutes – 2hours with emails.

          • Cram It says:
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            @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: I can’t recall ever having a major problem with Yahoo. I know ESPN crashed a bunch of years ago and fantasy season’s were kaput. But that’s cool to have technical support readily available.

  28. Ruben says:
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    I almost doubted you Grey! You told me to go Castro over Schoop in my weekly league. One day in and I’m loathing myself for considering doubting you. Consider this my penance …

  29. Whattodo says:
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    Chris Davis/ zack grienke/ Elvis Andrus for Wellington castillo/ maazara/ Jaime/ odorizzi

    Do you prefer nola or odorizzi ros?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Whattodo: Davis side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Whattodo: Agree with F…Odorizzi

  30. Whattodo says:
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    Even though we don’t love grienke this year, is he a buy low at his current spot? I mean even if we don’t WANT him… If you can give a hot shmatato for him or a ridiculous trade like a catcher or RP would you do it?

    Thinking of Wellington castillo type guy..

    • Whattodo says:
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      @Whattodo: or like maazara for him? Idk how to gauge his value right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Whattodo: I’d trade Welington for him

  31. Timothy Taylor says:
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    Wait, are you actually saying Gomez is heating up? Hard to read sometimes lol.

  32. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    16 team league with LOTS of hitter spots. roto, keep only at previous year’s ADP values. lots of OPSy stuff like OPS, slugging, XBH, hits, OBP as extra stuff and net steals over steals. this roster
    C hundley
    1B pujols
    2B schoop
    3B franco
    SS ceager
    MI marte
    CI belt
    LF k.davis
    CF mookie
    RF heyward
    OFdelino
    util villar
    util castellanos
    util raburn (lefty home game today)
    BN ortiz (NL games)

    stick with streaming that raburn spot (he’s best today, had done well with ezequial cab last few days but he’s got sale today and saunder back anyway) or grab any of drury/dietrich, the worry being that somebody else does grab and keeps drury/dietrich while i’m streaming good daily situations.

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: drury/dietrich was the options, unless you mean those are garbage. forgot, today isn’t lefty day, but there are 2 out of next 4, with last coming in ARI.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Still go Raburn

  33. Bill says:
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    8 Team 5 X 5 with OBP. I have Eaton and C. Santana. Would you drop either for Rasmus, C. Carter or Lamb?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Bill: Santana for Rasmus…Carter over Santana too if your looking for power.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill: Agree with F

  34. 740 says:
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    hey Grey, great stuff as always. thanks for the write up. much appreciated.

    tomorrow match up. do u like Estrada vs Whitesox?

    thank u again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wake Up: HA, well, she did say she’s envious of them

  35. Sideshow says:
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    16man league. I’m really struggling w average & am loaded w stud starters. Albert hasn’t helped w the avg & he is my Dh. Do I ship him off w Hammel for Blacmon or Brantley? I have Thor, CMart, Hammel, Rodon, Niciasio, Pomeranz & Gausman. He won’t take any of the last 3 I mentioned.

  36. CallmejayP says:
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    Do you think Blackmon’s turf toe will effect his fantasy value greatly? If so should I try to move him now?

  37. Pousse-Pousse says:
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    Abreu is killing me, man.

  38. JakeTPE says:
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    Hi Grey!

    Hate to ask, but when do we start to consider moving off Deshields and Schoop?

    If the former is stuck down the lineup and the latter can’t hit, I might need to move on…

    E.g. Hernandez (LAD) over Schoop?

    Souza or G Parra over Delino?

    Thanks! Downloading the podcast now!

    • Moneyball says:
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      Ditch Schoop

    • Cram It says:
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      @JakeTPE: Schoop is 25ish HR’s with a low BA. If you didn’t draft him for that, then lose him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: I’d give them a few more weeks

    • Mr. Snrub says:
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      @Grey: @JakeTPE: I’d bench them for as long as possible and start someone else. Hernandez is part time…. no guarantees in how much he plays.

  39. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB!
    Man o man did we need to see something like that from Archer. I am very pleased!

    Also, I’m starting a new hashtag on twitter. #TRADEERASMO

    The dude deserves to start somewhere.

    P.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Trade him to the NL, I have FAAB money to spend in my NL-Only…. Is that a hashtag worthy sentiment?

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Hashtag worthy? Are you kidding? That’s exactly the type of sentiment we made the hashtag for!!

        TRADE ERASMO TO THE NL PREFERABLY TO THE NL EAST.(I think that might be too long for a hashtag, actually)

  40. Timmah R says:
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    Let the love flow… 10 team H2h points league.. how would you rank ROS for 2B slot — Segura, N. Walker, or LeMahieu? Thanks as always!

      • Timmah R says:
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        @Grey: Sweet danke kindly :-)

  41. B.A. Baracus says:
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    Big trade offer… appreciate input!

    Standard Yahoo 10-team points league (with 3 keepers kept for max 3 years).

    I kept a killer staff… Arietta, Kluber, Archer. Then built an offense around Rizzo & Upton.

    THE OFFER: Giving me Machado straight up for Arietta.

    Seems like I should pull the trigger, I need offense and I have more pitching depth to fill in (Salazar, Cueto, T. Walker). My current SS is Starlin Castro, and my 3B is Rendon (with Brock Hold backing them and everyone else up).

    For a big trade, would love your advice Grey (readers chime in too!).

    • Puigy Smalls says:
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      @B.A. Baracus: I’m no points league expert, but with the upside/depth of your staff I would take machado. For me he seems like the kind of guy who will be unattainable via trade this time next year.

    • Mr. Snrub says:
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      @B.A. Baracus: I’d only do it if you need bats, specifically a 3B, otherwise I’d keep the current best pitcher in baseball in a 10 teamer. With 10 teams everyone can have great pitching. If you’re bats suck do it or ask for another smaller piece.

  42. tyler says:
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    Any worry about J Up or JD Mart? Guys have been terrible.

    • Cram It says:
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      @tyler: No

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Cram It: give me JD! I will care for him and nurse him back to health

        • Cram It says:
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          @mauledbypandas: Hahaha. I’m doing fine without him. I could be amazing with him. Tell ya what I’ll do…I’ll look over your team again and see if we can’t talk turkey.

  43. Robert says:
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    I’m in a 10 team league guy in my league for pitching has:
    Strasberg, Thor, Maeda, G .Richards, J. Zimmerman he’s been running Miller, Melacon, Sisket and Gomez. His era for year is 1.51, whip 1.01, it’s beyond gross, I can’t remember seeing something so low for so long. anyway great write up. Please send some regression fairies his way.

  44. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Gausman or Pineda?

  45. Moneyball says:
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    Salazar & Pomeranz will totally Lloyd Christmas!
    Taijuan will… uh… well I guess he has to regress in his 2nd start of the week.

  46. Warren says:
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    two questions:

    1. Which side: Rodon Iglesias and L. Cain for Jose Fernandez. Is it close? I have depth and would love another ace and to buy low on JoFer

    2. Pick two to drop:

    Iglesias (concerned about the WHIP issues and never winning a game for Cin)
    Gausman
    Nola
    Moore

    • Cram It says:
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      @Warren:
      1. JoFer. I don’t think it’s that close, but I hate Rodon and Cain.

      • Warren says:
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        @Cram It: Thanks Cram. If he doesn’t go for that, maybe Matz in place of Rodon/Iglesias?

        • Cram It says:
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          @Warren: I don’t think that will work either. But you never know! I mean, you’re initial offer might still get accepted.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Warren: Id actually want the Cain side in that

      • Cram It says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: I get that. I wouldn’t, but I understand it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Warren: 1. Cain 2. Nola, Gausman

  47. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Siegrist killed me last night. Should I keep him until Carson Smith comes back then drop Siegrist, or pick someone else up for holds. My choices are:

    Justin Wilson
    Nate Jones
    Matt Albers
    Tony Watson
    Jake Diekman

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: If you keep playing musical chairs with your MR, you might find you’re accumulating their worst stats. You should stick with one for a while since their probably all relatively close.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: def not albers anyway in that group.

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: Nate Jones

    • knucks says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: What cram said for sure. I’d try Nate Jones first out of that group and let him rock for a week or two, then go from there.

  48. ashtray says:
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    DeShields has as many SBs as ARod right now. And less strikeouts. You cutting in a 12er for other base stealers like Rajai, Hamilton, Crisp, Alcides or still holding?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @ashtray: Hold

  49. Branta says:
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    Your thoughts on this deal between 2 fellow owners in a 12 team Yahoo keeper 6×6 with R/HR/RBI/OBP/SLG/SB x K/QS/ERA/WHIP/NSVH/HR

    Team A gets:
    Miguel Cabrera
    Steven Souza

    Team B gets:
    Troy Tulowitzki
    Maikel Franco
    Randall Grichuk

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Branta: Id go with team B

  50. Say no to Steven! says:
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    Losing faith in deshizznit….

    Drop for conforto or tomas??

    • tyler says:
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      @Say no to Steven!: Tomas is available in my league and I was thinking the same thing. DDS is hitting in the 9 spot now.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Say no to Steven!: Get Conforto but do you have anyone else to drop other than Delino

      • Say no to Steven! says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: span, although he’s great for my points league with the walks

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Say no to Steven!: Id still want Conforto over Span

  51. stoopid says:
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    Lifetime keeper (7 guys). I need batting help. SP’s are loaded (kershaw, scherzer, iglesias, velasquez, samardjzia, gausman, santiago & ross and wheeler on the DL). Offered the below trade:

    Hosmer for Velasquez

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @stoopid: Id take Hosmer

  52. ScottyB says:
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    Love the “boys and 5 girls” comment. Glad to see Pujols and Cabrera hit, even if it was one day

    Question: Saw you mentioned being over Pineada. He just done and worth moving on from for say a Porcello or even Latos? Or keep to stream?

    thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ScottyB: Pineda over those two, I’m streaming Pineda’s spot in a 12 team league though

  53. Clint says:
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    What is the strategy for the closer spot in h2h pts dynasty leagues? Seems you can’t really draft a young guy because you’re never sure they’re going to become one and the good ones are all over 30 or so. Do you trade some youth to get one for a few good years, troll the wire for so-so’s, or gamble with a setup guy that’s young on the chance he could get the shot in the next year or so & eat the crappy numbers until you find out?

  54. Clint says:
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    What is the strategy for the closer spot in h2h pts dynasty leagues? Seems you can’t really draft a young guy because you’re never sure they’re going to become one and the good ones are all over 30 or so. Do you trade some youth to get one for a few good years, troll the wire for so-so’s, or gamble with a setup guy that’s young on the chance he could get the shot in the next year or so & eat the crappy numbers until you find out?

  55. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    On a roll today, Grey! Really lost it at Bruce Bruce.

    I can’t believe I’m asking about Melvin Upton Jr. . . . but you gotta love what he’s doing so far. Cut Ks by 10% (to 19.5%), nice 13% BB rate, hitting the ball hard with a perfectly reasonable babip, and stealing a ton (6 for 8 already, compared to Deshizz’s less exciting 2 for 5) while cranking some HR.

    O. Herrera is another guy who’s looking really interesting…league leading 21% BB rate, 4-4 on SBs, nice pop . . .

    1. What do you think of the other Upton + Herrera? Do you like either (or one more than the other) for daily H2H OBP/OPS leagues as your SB guy?

    2. In a weekly league, standard scoring, looking to replace/bench Hazel for an OF who will play everyday. Khris, Coghlan, and Oswaldo Arcia are all available. Who do you like best? / Would you bid over $2 on any of them?

    Thanks!

  56. Chaz says:
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    Hey Grey! Even with his injury, is Carrasco worth trading for?

    I have a Smyly and Jake Mcgee deal in the works for Carlos Gomez and Carlos Carrasco. I hate to lose Smyly but sometimes that’s the cost of doing business..12 team, mixed roto.

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chaz: Sure, it’s not an arm injury…. That deal is decent

  57. chris says:
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    Streamed JBJ yesterday cause i needed steals and he gave me an HR, is there a glossary term for that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chris: Not yet, but all ears

  58. Gregarious says:
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    Sup sup?? Pretty new to this (got roped in by a bud)…team definitely needs more power in 6×6 league (OBP instead of AVG). Being offered: Joc Pederson, Matt Holliday, Duda, and Semien for my Daniel Murphy and Yelich.

    Thoughts?

  59. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Why’ the about Upton today? He just had a hit, a run, and an RBI….that’s his best stat line of the year.

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      I just dominated that sentence structure.

  60. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Please talk me off the ledge…Im fighting with myself to drop Corbin for Porcello…Porcello has F’d me so many times in the past streaming, that if i pick him up I know whats coming….I’m thinking keep Corbin for 1 more start to see if he can start stiking guys out…I can’t stream with an innngs pitched limit too much but between Corbin and Pineda they are driving me nuts….Besides that im sitting in first place, 9 points up so i cant be too mad…Thanks to Smyly

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: I’d hold Corbin for now..Just a slow start.

    • knucks says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: Pretend that you traded Osuna the day he was named “Closer” and got back Corbin. That will make it harder to consider dropping him :)

      I’m expecting Corbin to turn it around for me but Pineda I have moved on from.

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @knucks: Yeah im holding for now, but Id rather have Pineda over Corbin for the K’s

        • knucks says:
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          @JeF WiTh 1 F: Agreed on that about the K’s, but hoping that my trio of Betances/O’day/Britton can make up for Corbin’s lack thereof. Also have Thor on the same team and not many other lackluster K guys. Would have def been a lot harder for me to drop the pineda if I didn’t have said luxury.

          Bastardo really P’d me off last night in the sixth by the way. I do not like or trust that guy at all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: I dropped Corbin in the RCL… He’s been pretty bleh, and his home park is garbage… Porcello is far from much better though

    • Mr. Snrub says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: When in doubt with even pitchers, take the NL pitcher. Also, Porcello is hot garbage. Corbin has seemed to steadily improve. Unless he’s hiding an injury, he has a chance to be more than hot garbage. Bench him till something better comes along.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Mr. Snrub: he hasn’t been “hot garbage” even once this season yet, but i do agree corbin should be better overall.

  61. royce! says:
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    Ha ha ha ha “probably exactly”…reminds me of how people now use “sort of” or “sorta” in weird ways, like as a way to convey the meekness of their opinion or something…”it’s sorta an amazing movie,” etc… Olney could have just replaced probably with sorta in that tweet. Own your opinion, people! We’re all wrong all the time anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!: Probably exactly this

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @royce!: it’s funnier when people say “in my opinion” when nobody had any chance of being confused and thinking they were quoting somebody else.

      like here: “in my opinion player X ends year with more value than player Y”, since we know you are the one talking who else’s opinion would it be?

      • royce! says:
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        @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: In all honesty, in my opinion, the Orioles probably sort of want Gausman to pitch well.

        Sorry to anyone who read that.

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @royce!: exactly, and notice if you start the sentence at “the” it means exactly the same thing, unless for some reason the reader of the sentence has some reason to think you are either lying and/or quoting somebody that isn’t you.

  62. peacecoast says:
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    “This seems backwards but Graveman is now dead to me.”
    “Hamilton returned to the lineup, because the Reds failed to sign Harriet Tubman.”

    both GOLD

    on another note, I also picked up Aldemy and Pomeranz yesterday. I like owning players you own, it makes me feel warm.

  63. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Anybody know what streamonator says about Wisler’s start at home in the ATL, v beantown tonight?

    Teheran looked great against them last night.

    • Moneyball says:
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      Don’t jew the streamonator. It has become self-aware and will shut down online banking if it must.

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        @Moneyball: any actual jew (if in fact they actually exihibit this “jewing” mentioned) has to respect an occasional getting jewed, since they know they’d be trying it themselves. the whole no enemy unless he’s considered an equal kind of thing.

  64. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    SON isn’t liking Hill @ DET today. Would you start or sit?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bobbo: I’m on the fence right now in one league, I’m prolly sitting

  65. William Hung says:
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    @Grey – I dropped Gomes last Friday for Welington Castillo – that’s why you didn’t get any questions about him… since I think 50% of my questions were about my catching spot and Gomes so far this season.

    On another note: I picked up Chris Carter while he’s swinging the bat well… but I was wondering since my league counts Ks and OBP in addition to the standard 5 cats for batters, how you would rank the following: Grichuk, Tomas, Castellanos, Tyler White

    I don’t know what to make of Tomas – he might have needed a year to get used to everything, but he was highly touted coming out of Cuba right? hitting behind Goldie would be a boon for his RBIs right?

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! How would you revise your RoS stats for Tomas? If I’m hunting for power and SBs, would Tomas be a better source than Grichuk?

        Also, I tentatively have Blackmon coming off the DL this weekend – is there a list of top players to stash on the DL that I can find somewhere?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tomas over Grichuk… I’d go to my league waivers and sort by DL

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Is that an option in Yahoo!? I don’t see it

  66. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    I was trying to keep snell for when he gets called up again but I’m going to have to drop him for someone to replace Schoop or DeShields. Who do you like between conforto, aledmys, Walker, odubel Herrera?

  67. brett says:
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    Grey,

    12 team daily league 2 DL spots. We have a category for saves and a category for holds:

    My team J Fer, Salazar, Ventura, Matz, Jason Hammel, Rodon, Nola, McCullers, Street, Dyson, Tolleson, McGee, Colome, Jepsen I am talking to two teams about some potential trades.. Would you do either of them? Which do you prefer:

    Street for Joe Ross

    or

    Jepsen for Carrasco

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @brett: Id keep Street and Trade Jepson for Carrasco…thats a steal even with him being out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @brett: Agree with F

  68. KCC26 says:
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    Which side in a 12 team mixed:

    Rizzo or Encarnacion/Tanaka?

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @KCC26: Rizzo

  69. boognish says:
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    Thanks for the write up, first thing I read everyday for forever!

    10 team 6×6 (OPS) redraft

    My Bogaerts for his Jo-Fer? Worth it or no? I have Corey Seager for SS, lame Yahoo lg with not MI slot so one always rides pine anyhow. Pretty deep benches so SP are at a relative premium.

    SP are DeGrom, D Salazar, Raisel, Wainwright, Matz, A. Sanchez, Severino

    iGracias!

    • boognish says:
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      @boognish: also have Gausman

    • Cram It says:
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      @boognish: Jeebus, take JoFer

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @boognish: Agree with Cram

    • knucks says:
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      @Ruben: Good info here Ruben, hope you overcame your stutter though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ruben: Small sample size

  70. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    time to drop schoop or hold? Wouldn’t mind swapping out for a better bench bat especially since DeShields is struggling so much. This would let me hold Delino until he improves. Here are my options.
    Jake Lamb
    Melvin Upton
    Rajai Davis
    Michael Saunders
    Carl Crawford
    Eddie Rosario

  71. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Man what a ticker tease on the auschiz and baaaaaaahhhhhhh. Lame sauce.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: They just kept walking Goldy and let everyone else beat them. Drury keeps hitting so Lamb keeps sitting against lefties. Boohhh.

      • knucks says:
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        @Cram It: I had to drop Lamb yesterday. I told myself I wouldn’t admit this today. But here I am.

        • Cram It says:
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          @knucks: It’s okay. He’s not for everyone.

  72. EggsOdorizzi says:
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    Drop Hazelbaker for Neil Walker?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @EggsOdorizzi: Yes…Both doing well but at least you know Walker will play everyday.

      • EggsOdorizzi says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: $7 too much of a bid for him?

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @EggsOdorizzi: Depends on the league

  73. Pu$$y Control says:
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    SON hates Velasquez vs. WAS (vs. crazy eyes) today. Would you start him if you were me?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: I wouldn’t start anyone outside of the elite against the Nats.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: Fuck the Nats…Im starting him.

  74. Big league choo says:
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    10 team league 6x 6 no hrs sub tbs and bbs

    1) release semien (couldn’t help myself) or Villar for aledmys diaz

    2) drop schoop for gennett or kendrick

  75. Arnie says:
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    Morning Grey:
    Another great recap. Thoughts on my Infield: Goldschmidt, Rendon, Carpenter, Segura, Lindor, Baez, and Belt. Should I change it up and drop one for Shaw, Tomas, Ownings, Forsythe? Thanks much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Arnie: Tomas over Baez

  76. Scott says:
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    Pick 2 of 3 going forward: Almedys, Schoop, Lawrie

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Scott: Last two.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Agree with CD

  77. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    1. was i right in OPS league to drop pillar for saunders? also have odor/segura/delino/goldy for steals in this league. 16 team league. did it before asking since the waiver was last night.

    2. gotta bench one of these today:
    franco @scherzer -11.5
    beltre vs severino 3.3
    mini donkey (COL streamer) vs cole 17.2
    fielder vs severino 7.4

    3. we starting cole today in rotos with QS and 1500 max innings? at COL, but a bunch of lesser pitchers have been treating that building like it’s SD’s building 2 years ago.

    4. hill at DET today’s got a -8, are you higher on that one than SON?

    5. 10 team NL only worth using a 7th waiver for cingrani over cotham?

  78. Scott says:
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    Pick one rest of season:

    Eduardo Rodriguez
    Kevin Gausman
    Jimmy Nelson
    Collin McHugh

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scott: Eduardo

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scott: I need to see a little more from Gausman…Dont trust him at all…Hes got the most upside though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Impossible to say at this point, Gausman

  79. Swfcdan says:
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    Wouldn’t say Gasman has no 1 stuff, more of a mid-rotation guy. Big velocity but it’s straight so can be squared up, his changeup is good though. Just saying not all hard throwers are good pitchers, look at JB’s Willy P and Rubby!

    Gah what to make of Jorge Soler. Though he finally would have the chance to breakout and he’s doing nothing. 12 teamer where nothing is on the wire (deeeep benches) am I better off just stashing a guy like Nick WIlliams or J Bell/Margot? All the top prospects are gone and Soler is just riding my pine right now.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Swfcdan: Id hold with those options

  80. Rodger Dorn says:
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    Start Severino today in H2H?

  81. SheaSeraSera says:
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    Hate to ask Catcher thoughts, losing Schwarber threw me for a loop, but whole league keeps dropping catchers so lots of options.

    6×6 League, OPS as added stat. I currently have Gomes and Russell Martin but Wellington Castillo is available.

    Drop Gomes or Martin for Castillo?

  82. Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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    As a Polonco owner I enjoyed the Hurdle reference.

    10 T H2H points daily lock, start 5 OFs

    Drop Mazara for Grichuk or Desmond of/ss, he would give me a little more line up flexibility, or hold. or drop any of my other OFs are Heyward, Springer, Polonco, Piscotty, Herrera and Pederson. This is basically for a bench bat and off day fill in.

    Thanks, just trying to be right.

  83. The JoGarza says:
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    David Murphy blurb – ha!

    Grey, which 2B would you rather own in a 12-team H2H OBP league: Rendon or Walker?

  84. Mike says:
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    Need help, Genett, schoop, owings, utley, kike,gyorko, coughlan, pick 1

    • knucks says:
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      @Mike: For me, its Schoop for pop but low AVG or Scooter instead

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mike: Agree with Knucks

  85. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Should I drop Russell Martin for Saltylamchiaiaia? Martin being out of the lineup is the best thing he’s done for me this year.

  86. Mike says:
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    Segura over Seager and Xander?

  87. Mike says:
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    Neil walker or odor?

  88. brian says:
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    do you watch the games…or at least read the play by play…Mr. Stroman was cruising, and left after giving up one run, and with 2 outs brett cecil came in and let all three inherited runners score making his overall numbers look bloated. if cecil gets ONE out he pitches a great game and gets a win

    • knucks says:
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      @brian: He’s just noting that he wasn’t high on Stroman in the pre-season. Stats is stats. Thor put guys on and left the game. Bullpens are painful sometimes.

      • brian says:
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        @knucks: true….brett cecil sucks !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @brian: His K-rate is under 5

      • brian says:
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        @Grey: …true but it should go up a little…bigger question is why is brett cecil a set up man ?

        • Cram It says:
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          @brian: Should it? Or is he the Long Island version of Mike Leake?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          His K-rate was garbage last year too, I don’t know, man

        • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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          @brian: cecil had like 5 str months without 1 earned run after losing closer role last year.

  89. Gabe says:
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    Hey what are your thoughts on trumbo keeping this up. Of course he won’t hit above .300…

    I got offered my betances for his trumbo.

    It is a ops league so that helps trumbo, but it is also a k league so that hurts trumbo

    I also have have in my outfield/utl
    Trout of
    Betts of
    G Polanco of
    Mazara utl
    G Parra bench

    Thanks for all of your help

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Gabe: Id take Trumbo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gabe: Agree with F

    • Mr. Snrub says:
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      @Gabe: Trumbo over Betances for sure. You can get another high K reliever off waivers, like Seung Oh

  90. Brian says:
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    The dreaded catcher question, plus others!!

    Gomes, Rizzo, Ordor, Franco, Seagar, Marte, Fowler, Harrison, Pujlos, Jup, Dickerson, Pederson, Schoop
    Thor, Gauesman, Roark, Velasquez, Nicasio, Nelson, Finnergan, Rodon, Eickhoff
    RP Mcgee, J. Wilson, Papelbon
    DL T Ross

    12 team H2H 6×5 (OPS).
    1. Drop Gomes and pick up Beef Welington?

    2 Drop either Eickroff, Finnergan or Schoop to pick up Bauer/Erasomo or hold

    3 Trade Dickerson, Pederson, or other OF for pitching help?? What range of pitchers can I look at to make trade offers. Top 30/40???

    4. Love your articles they are the Breast!!!

    BB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian: 1. Sure 2. Meh 3. Maybe Salazar 4. Ha, thanks!

  91. Det. John Kimble says:
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    Almost more of a strategy question than a player question, but here goes.

    I have Trumbo and Conforto on my bench and J. Upton and DeShields in my lineup on a consistent basis. I’ve always rolled with the view that I’d rather lose with my best players in the lineup than miss out on that 3 HR game by Upton or 3 SB game by Delino.

    My question is your philosophy about guys you drafted to be studs who have been in prolonged slumps (Delino and Upton) when you have guys that you now are hitting hot (Trumbo and Conforto) on your bench? Play the streaks? Or dance with the girl who brought you?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Det. John Kimble: Upton and DeShields aren’t quite studs. Upton is very good and DeShields is who knows? General philosophy-wise, if it were Goldy and Dee, I wouldn’t sit them ever. But in this case, I’d be starting the hot guys or play matchups until the first sign of life.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Det. John Kimble: I’d bench Delino until he shows something, play Upton every day

    • Mr. Snrub says:
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      @Det. John Kimble: You always put the hottest hitters in your line up. If your hitters seem to be doing about the same, dance with the sexiest girl. But don’t just drop a sexy girl that isn’t putting out, keep her on the backburner.

  92. Wilsonian says:
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    Castellanos over Moose?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

  93. RTP123 says:
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    Drop Schoop for any of the options below?? Is so, who?

    Neil Walker, Zobrist, Scooter, Josh Harrison, Panik, Holt

    Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @RTP123: Walker

    • Mr. Snrub says:
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      @RTP123: I’d bench him and pick up Walker if you can

  94. Chicken Dinner says:
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    H2H Points

    Familia/DeShizz/Ozuna
    or
    Chapman/Cespedes/Baez

  95. BravesfanintheUK says:
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    Matt Duffy – was last year a fluke or will he warm up?

    Scooter G just dropped. I can pick him up and move to Lawrie to 3B.

    (Rizzo, Correa, Pujols and Segura make up my infield alongside Duffy & Lawrie)

    So I guess I’m asking which 2 out of – Scooter, Duffy, Lawrie – are my best 2B & 3B combo.

    Thanks!

    • BravesfanintheUK says:
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      @BravesfanintheUK: 14 team reasonably deep 5×5 roto.

      Slim wire pickings if not those above: Gyorko, Freese, Reynolds, Mercer, Kike. So this change would be for the medium term not just this week!

  96. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Which pitchers should I start tonight
    Scherzer and Velasquez go against each other
    Cueto v Padres Cueto is at home
    Hill v tigers in Detroit

  97. knucks says:
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    Just a heads up to all you peeping for a streamer later in the week… looks like Bauer is probable @ Philly over the weekend. Gonna add overnight and see what Streamonator thinks come Friday/Saturday. Envisioning Ryan Howard walking back to the dugout with a very large and glorifying-ly shiny sombrero atop his dome.

  98. Alex says:
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    How about dropping Holliday for Saunders? I’m feeling a little risky.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Holliday was dropped in a few of my leagues already, go for it

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: I appreciate it. Holliday had some big days for me, but his time is up.

  99. Rice says:
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    Taijuan – GLUTTONY!

    Available dudes that I have a monocle on:

    Yasmany
    Souza
    Rajai
    Castellanos
    M. Saunders

    Can drop:

    Deshizz (currently playing a bench role for me)

    and / or

    Nicasio (used as a streamer with Corbin, Taijuan, and Rodon)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rice: Yasmany over Nicasio

      • Rice says:
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        @Grey: Done! Greatly appreciated!

  100. knucks says:
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    Polanco is DTD on yahoo? Anyone have any indication as to why? Wasn’t able to watch the entire game last night.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @knucks: Crashed into a wall and slid into a base awkwardly. As per rotowire.

      • knucks says:
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        @Fungazi: You da man, thanks bud

        • knucks says:
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          @knucks: Hopefully doesn’t cost us the rest of the damn series at Coors. But would understand if that’s whats best for the long term. I guess.

    • True and Correct says:
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      @knucks: Polanco in line-up, batting 8th.

  101. bw says:
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    Wondering if I should pull the trigger on an offer: his Carlos Martinez for my Brandon Belt. 5×5 ten-team roto. I’ve got Rizzo, Arenado, and Hosmer at corner, so I’m using Belt at UTIL. My next options at UTIL are Pillar, Melvin Upton, or try to grab V-Mart/Mauer/Tomas from the FAAB pile.

    My pitching is full of risky dudes with good upside: Fernandez, Salazar, Liriano, Verlander, Velasquez, Matz, Severino, McCullers, Moore. I realize C-Mart is sort of in that mold too, but he still seems safer than most of the guys on that list.

    Any advice appreciated. Thanks.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @bw: Id hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bw: Agree with F

    • Mr. Snrub says:
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      @bw: I love C-Mart for Belt, I’m a fan of the former over the latter. I’d grab Tomas from FA or stream the utility for power or speed. Your pitching will be dominant after this.

  102. Swfcdan says:
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    Buying Rich Hill at all? On waivers in my 16 teamer, thinking of making a claim.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: I own him in a 12 team league

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @Swfcdan: should already be owned in 16’ers, unless maybe if it’s one of the RCL types where only 2-4 SP per team. had 2 good starts now.

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: So worth a no4/16 waiver claim on him? He must have been dropped just recently.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Swfcdan: depends on rest of staff but if weaknesses yes, esp after he killed it yet again in bad SON matchup.

  103. The Great Knoche says:
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    If Lucas homers twice in the same game is it a Duda, Duda, day?

  104. Wywyz says:
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    Trade Dozier and Jeanmar for Rendon and Gausman?

    • William Hung says:
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      @Wywyz: If you don’t need HR’s and want pitching upside then yes

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Wywyz: Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wywyz: Agree with F

  105. Wilson says:
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    I need SP
    Trade J Upton or Marte for Noah? Mah or which one? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilson: Upton, it’s fair

  106. nick the dick says:
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    Last night traded CarGomez, Reddick and Corbin for Just Dong and Hector Rondon. I’m more excited than Jesse Spano on caffine pills!

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Grey: Ha! And checkitout checkitout….I didn’t even draft Gomez, some dope dropped him and I claimed him off waivers 2 days ago! No heating up allowed for him, it’s STOP! Pull a hammy time.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Is this an RCL? One of your EMT buddies? Do you have EMT buddies? Is it awkward after practicing CPR?

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Nah home league, 10 teams set up basically like an RCL with a few extra spots. No EMT buddies yet, gotta go on a ride along in the ambulance next week. Hopefully some hot chicks need a little pump pump on the chest and some of my iron lung.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Why do I feel like all of your adventures need to be on a reality show?

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: They should! ‘Ride Along With Nick the Dick’ make it happen! Maybe edit out the hours of sitting at home cleaning up after my kids and the constant trips to the basement to smoke weed. But even that has gotta be a better watch than a bunch of 50 year old women arguing at lavish parties

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You don’t edit out you smoking weed then riding in an ambulance, you edit that IN

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey:uhh, dude…you alright? You uhhh, want some oxygen or something? Here bro, grab this thingy and ventilate yourself so I can eat this candy bar right quick. Hop in the ambulance and let’s take a nap on the way to the hospital. You’ll be aiight, we cool, we cool…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HA… Let’s hot box the ambulance!

                    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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                      @nick the dick: wasn’t there a whole bunch of 80’s movies that involved slacker, drunk and/or stoned ambulance drivers?

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: Ooh that’s bucket list stuff there!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      And “This guy’s already dead, let’s go to KFC and get a bucket” stuff

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @Grey: You kick the bucket, we grab a bucket

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HA!

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Oh and it was brother red beard I swindled. Really needed the consolodation for some room to make moves too. Oh, the downside of having no obvious players to drop.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You shouldn’t be allowed to trade with gingies

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: The weak-willed need not propose. I must break you!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Change your team name to ‘Gingie go home’

  107. Andre says:
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    Any reason to be optimistic about Carlos Gomez and not sell him for, say David Peralta in a 10tm H2H categories keeper league? Average, BB, Steals, RBI, HR, R, and hits are the offensive categories.

  108. peacecoast says:
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    velasquez vs WAS
    karns vs houston

    pls don’t say I should sit both!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @peacecoast:Im starting Velasquez

    • Mr. Snrub says:
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      @peacecoast: I have both and am starting both. See Houston’s game last night vs. Walker, many k’s to be had.

  109. Mike says:
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    Who would you rather own Garcia or Tanaka?

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike: I could get either Sony Gray and Upton for Miggy

      Or Tanaka/Garcia and Stanton and Casilla for my Miggy and Familia.

  110. ChefBoyRG54 says:
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    Byron Buxton
    Byron Suxton
    Siren Suxton
    Siren Sux a ton
    Byron Sux a ton

  111. Eric says:
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    Hendricks or Santiago?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Santiago

  112. jorge says:
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    Do you have any confidence at all in Jorge Soler?

    • Cram It says:
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      @jorge: When he plays

      • knucks says:
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        @Cram It: Yea if he can just get lukewarm and stick at the 5 spot in that lineup, good things will come. But he’s gotta do a little more for that to happen. I dropped him over the weekend and he is still on the wire. Hopefully still there if I see any signs of life this week.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @jorge: Not me. I see George hit 120 mph dribblers into foul or at the infielders and then weak pop-ups to OF. Done with that guy, he more has the physical appearance of a great player than actually playing great.

  113. Eric says:
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    Rank order:

    Pineda, J Ross, Kennedy.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Kennedy, Ross

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Pineda not even mentioned, now that is an insult!

  114. Teddy Heater says:
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    Back to Back days with Brienne of Tarth references! Great minds think alike. My Pujols spell worked. Benched him Saturday and look at him go. Thanko for Mayo.

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: You better pack a bag for that!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

    • Mr. Snrub says:
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      @Teddy Heater: I thank you for your Pujols bench sacrifice to the fantasy gods. Namaste

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Mr. Snrub: No Problem! I own him on 10 different teams, so it;s for the greater good!

  115. Swfcdan says:
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    Thinking now is a good time to sell Brantley as Tito said he’ll rest some days early on and likely won’t be up to full speed for a while. Seeing as I drafted him for $18, might be able to get a $25 outfielder now. Someone around Jones/Heyward/Blackmon territory?

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: Or Cain…sugar! That might be a good target as he’s started slow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: I’d take Blackmon, Heyward or Cain

  116. Caesar says:
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    Flush with OFs and thin at the corner in a 14 team roto keeper league. Deal Cutch for Frazier?

  117. Project Merkin says:
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    Grey,

    In my 9-10-11 years as a loyal Razzballer (wait when did you start this shiz? Back during the writer’s strike right? [See? Someone did read your e-book!] I remember finding you on that rotofeed thing like Tom Cruise found Life Extension that one time in Vanilla Sky wayyyyy back in the dizay and, just like Cruise, it changed my life) Wait where was I? Ah yes. In my long time as a razzballer, I’ve never once asked you a catcher question. But I’m going to now:

    So far I’ve been streaming catchers, and I just picked up Hundley, who’s back from concussion as of yesterday. Should I roll with him? Or just keep streaming away?

    Other available catchers:
    Yadier
    Wieters
    Salty
    Mesoraco
    Gomes

    PS: How do you like that Lil Dicky “Professional Rapper” joint featuring snoop? White Crime isn’t bad either. Makes my merkin quiver. Speaking of merkins, can’t believe you brought up a merkin in the lede the other day without a shout-out to Project Merkin. The biggest Merkin proponent of them all.

    -Merk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Project Merkin: Oversight, Merks… I like the whole Dicky album, I rock $ave dat Money like once a day…I’m rolling Hundley out while he’s at home

  118. Matt says:
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    Standard 10-team ESPN Roto

    1 .Rank Schoop, Castro, Semien ROS

    2. Longoria or Freeman. ROS

    3. Jason Hammel or Steven Matz. ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: 1. Castro, Schoop 2. Freeman 3. Matz

  119. Frank Reynolds says:
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    ROS Gausman or Giolito

  120. Reid says:
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    Schoop, Gennett, or Lawrie ROS?

  121. I am the Walrus says:
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    Very deep pitching league. Pick one please…Graveman, Bettis, Hughes, Nolasco, Straily, Weaver, J.Chacin.

  122. knucks says:
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    As you’ve said a few times now, its not an Arm thing for Carrasco…

    I’m trying to get this guy to trade me his Carrasco

    Giving him either:

    Cueto/Cingrani/Cotham or
    Liriano/Cingrani/Cotham

    Doubt that works. Wish one of those cincy arms got a save by now so they looked more appealing.

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Yea don;t bother with this one. Rejected already and he requested Thor for Carrasco straight up. I was all, “nah brah”. Can’t decide if my offer was worse than his counter though… hah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: I’d move Liriano first

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Thank you kind sir

  123. Scott says:
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    Hi Grey, pick one of these SON recommendations for today, please.

    Karns vs HOU
    Jimenez @TB
    Finnegan @NYN

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: I’d go with SON

  124. Matt says:
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    Someone dropped Wainwright in my league, and I have the top waiver claim. Is he worth taking a flier on? Do you think he’s just slow getting out of the gate like Kluber or has started downhill fast?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: I wouldn’t own him

  125. Matt says:
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    should I trade latos for yasmany Tomas. I got David freese at 3b.
    or should I try to get Brad Ziegler for him. all I have is betances and cishek

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Sure, Tomas

  126. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    Deciding on a spot starter for tomorrow in a shallow 10-teamer, which one you taking Grey?
    – Iwakuma, hosting Houston, SON $19.0
    – Gio, hosting Phillies, $16.5
    – Moore, hosting Baltimore, $15.8

  127. Scott says:
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    Would you say Trevor Story is an early boomer and Pujols and Miggy are late boomers? Not because of their age necessarily but when they hit their homers.

  128. Clos says:
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    Justin upton just got dropped.. Should I put a waiver on him? Would you drop rasmus or deshizz or leave him in the wire?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clos: Yes, Rasmus or DeShizz depending on needs of rest of team

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Clos: Claim him and drop Rasmus…God why cant i play in a league where these bats get dropped

      • Clos says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: lol it’s a pretty deep league and some good that know there stuff.. Just a dumb move.. Guess he didn’t want to ride it out

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Clos:

      Justin Upton drop is a classic terrible move. J-Upton has been remarkably consistent in his season long numbers. Given his slow start you might reasonably assume production above his career average (which is pretty darn good) for the rest of the season. Makes him highly attractive add. Do whatever you can to get him. You’ll be stoked when he goes on his annual ten homer in ten days tour.

  129. ERad says:
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    When did we get 5 girl readers?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ERad: I believe last year

      • ERad says:
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        @Grey: Mazel

  130. RicoSuave says:
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    Great Work Grey!

    14 team H2H weekly points league…

    Y. Tomas or W. Myers for my Util. spot?

    Thanks

  131. jorge says:
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    what range of pitcher should Xander net?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I hate Salazar. I own him but I really don’t like to watch him pitch. His numbers are ok but it’s like jesus cristo man, attack the strike zone once in a while. Nibble nibble nibble. His W upside is limited by his high pitch counts.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You don’t like a 10+ K/9 and a 2.5 BB/9? Give him to me!

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            I like him for fantasy but I can’t stand to watch him pitch. Even with his good stuff. Every AB is pretty much the same. Gets ahead, throws sliders out of the zone and usually end up in a deep count.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha

  132. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Grey,
    Let the 2B Carousel begin.

    Walker or Diaz in 10 Team H2H Points.

    Castro or Forsythe in 12 Team H2H.

    Thanks much Grey.

    P.S. Benched Pujols for Carter against your advice. Looks great so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker, Castro

  133. CallmejayP says:
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    Do you think Blackmon’s turf toe will greatly effect his fantasy value? If so would you try to move him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really worried

  134. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team roto, are you/would you start ubaldo tonight @tb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t own him

  135. Rick Dempsey says:
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    @Grey: Is Jose Reyes worth a roster spot at this point? MLB said it would be days not months until they handed down a decision but we’re getting close to a month now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And then he’ll be suspended for 60 days so no not yet

  136. Phil of the Future says:
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    G, I don’t own Delino anywhere. I’m starting to think I should be trading for him. Lots and lots of people seem to be complaining about him round these parts….

    Could probably get him on the cheap….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peeps need to practice patience

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: I agree. Can’t be too reactionary, long season ebbs and flows, etc….

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Phil of the Future:

      Hard to figure what the Strangers will do with their OF when Choo comes back. Could turn into a not ideal fantasy rotation. Hard to believe they send Mazara back down with how he has looked. Could see a 4 for 3 platoon there. Might put a cap on all their value, especially in weekly.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Wasn’t thinking about that. You’re right they pretty much can’t send Mazara down….

  137. Alex says:
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    Cool to drop Stroman for nola? shallow league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  138. knucks says:
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    26th of April! That was the day to circle for Berrios. Please disregard my comments yesterday about May 23rd and get hyped!

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Per the tweeter-verse… rumblings of a Berrios start tomorrow but also rumblings of potential rain out.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ooh

        • knucks says:
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          @Grey: A bit effeminate of a response there grey… hah kidding! I think you meant “OoH La-La”.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha…. I grabbed him in one league, thanks for the heads up!

            • knucks says:
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              @Grey: Great, I feel better after sounding the Peraza alarm last night to no avail.

            • Los Putos says:
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              @Grey: Dump Hendricks/Nola for Berrios?

              also thanks for heads up @knucks

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Meh

  139. Itsfriday says:
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    Could you (try) to project Tanner Roark, Pineda, Odorizzi, Gausmen ROS? What order would you rank these guys in.

    thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Projections are in rankings, ROS projections are on every single player’s page

  140. OaktownSteve says:
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    Speaking of Uptons, MUpton is on the cusp of being a top 50 fantasy asset at the moment.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that’ll last

    • Scott says:
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      @OaktownSteve: It’s an UPpocalypse!

    • Moneyball says:
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      He’s still just a poor excuse for a BJ.

  141. Mike says:
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    Yahoo keeper league (keep 5), 7*6 w/OBP, SLG, & QS:

    Kang & Carrasco
    for
    Rendon & Wellington Castillo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco

  142. BambooLounge says:
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    Standard ESPN 12-team 5×5

    Is giving up K. Morales/Patrick Corbin worth it for buying low on K. Seager?

    My Team:
    C Francisco Cervelli
    1B Miguel Cabrera
    2B Jonathan Schoop
    3B Kris Bryant
    SS Jean Segura
    2B/SS Brett Lawrie
    1B/3B Albert Pujols
    OF Justin Upton
    OF Gregory Polanco
    OF Delino DeShields
    OF Stephen Piscotty
    OF Nomar Mazara
    UTIL Kendrys Morales
    Bench Yoenis Cespedes

    P Danny Salazar
    P Taijuan Walker
    P Carlos Rodon
    P Patrick Corbin
    P Jeremy Jeffress
    P Alex Colome
    P J.A. Happ
    P Ross Stripling
    P Rich Hill
    Bench Carlos Carrasco – DL
    Bench Cole Hamels
    DL Yu Darvish – DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  143. Mike says:
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    Drop my bench bat lamb and add Genett to flip flop with schoop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  144. Jonathan A says:
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    Got an offer my Justin Upton for his JD Martinez?

    14 team keeper… should I?

    • Jay_0321 says:
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      @Jonathan A: Do it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take JD

  145. OaktownSteve says:
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    Neil Walker gets the Kevin Long bump? Long has been pretty good about adding lift to guys swings. Magoo was all over Walker. Obviously won’t keep this up, but looking like a good call.

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @OaktownSteve:
      Walker has been saying that this year he’s getting a chance to hit right handed. Hurdle never let him hit right handed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Even if he only hits 9 more homers all year, it’s solid

  146. Cram It says:
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    Scout stats are fixed. Well, my team’s at least…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  147. Jay_0321 says:
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    Greyskull! Long time….not because you shit on my Deukel either LOL.

    Diaz is on the wire in my league and I am sporting a Crawford. Worth an add with the drop of a Lamb or hold? OBP h2h 10 teamer.

    Also, thoughts on this Strickland kid? Nice stuff, seeing the slide piece used effectively, but his heater is straight without any stinking movement. He’s stinking up my MRP…Speculating on saves….

    Le Heim, no not like the Jews. La Hain (watch it, I’ll wait)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go Diaz…. I’d drop Strickland in most leagues until he looked better

      • Jay_0321 says:
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        @Grey: Think he continues to hit? You approve on dropping the Lamb of God for him?

        Oh and where to find the batty calls?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, try it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Batty calls are in Coors

  148. Matt says:
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    Hey Grey! 12-team league with deep rosters, which side?

    Scherzer, Wil Myers, and Domingo Santana for Lorenzo Cain, Rajai Davis, and Hammel.

    Thanks, you’re the tits!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer

  149. OaktownSteve says:
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    Looks like Twitter saying Berrios called up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I grabbed him

  150. p0rk burn says:
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    Long time listener, first time caller (this season).

    Hazelbaker or Saunders?

    Cheers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saunders

  151. joe says:
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    berrios is being called up… drop any of hendricks, corbin or pomz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom

  152. John says:
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    is berrios worth the add in redraft 12 team league?

    if so, how much on a $1000 dollar budget

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $25

  153. Mike says:
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    Have Lindor want a starter anyone in mind

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: have Salazar :) tried Harvey already

  154. Polka

    Polka says:
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    Grey,
    Would you drop Rodon for H. Santiago? Walking the fence on this one and know it’s early still.
    Got more free time from my shitty Government job and am writing at Mastersball. doing Pucks and some DFS- Can’t thank you enough for the chance!
    Great Podcasts, makes my week..do them everyday!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope…No problem…. Thanks!

  155. Baseball Fan 2000 says:
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    Berrios has been called up. In 10 team mixed, drop Jeffress, Nola, or aaron sanchez for him (i don’t have bench bats)? Or should i hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  156. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I cant find the answer to the post I asked you. Who should I start tonight?

    Scherzer at home vs PHI
    Velazquez on road vs WAS
    Cueto at home vs SD
    Hill on road vs. DET

    • Baseball Fan 2000 says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: if you can only start one scherzer for sure against a bottom 3 offense thats a no brainer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  157. Scott Kimmel says:
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    saw the answer start everyone but Hill

  158. Tony C says:
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    Grey, first off thanks for keeping me strong with Pujols. You have maintained your faith in Big Al. I’m in a 12 team H2H league with 10 hitting cats including, in addition to the usual are; 3B, H, BB, K and OPS. With that said, would you rather have Neil Walker, Joe Panik, Jon Schoop or Scooter Gennett for ROS and is it even close? I currently own Panik. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  159. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Is anyone looking to join a Yahoo league

    • knucks says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: Any cash involved? If so, yes.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        knucks its free

  160. JAL says:
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    Drop Jimmy Shields for Berrios in 12-team?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  161. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    Is Casilla an upgrade over K Rod?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  162. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league – The bottom of my pitching staff is:
    Rodon
    Hammel
    A. Sanchez
    H. Santiago
    Should any of these be dropped for Berrios? I also have Eduardo Rodriguez and McCullers on DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santiago

  163. Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    10- team keeper points league:

    I trade Harvey and Springer

    I get Thor and Jose Bautista.

    Thanks in advanced! Stoked for Survivor tomorrow night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold, me too!

  164. omar says:
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    9 Team AL-Only 5×5 Standard Roto:

    J-Up
    Carlos Gomez
    Smyly
    Boxberger

    vs

    Mazara
    Kyle Seager
    R. Osuna
    Stroman
    Aaron Sanchez

    Which side? Gracias!

    • omar says:
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      ETA: Need to create a spot for a pitcher. Currently rostering Yu (DL), Heaney (DL), Berrios, Snell, & Manaea. Jose just got the call, the others should be coming shortly.

      Thanks again.

      @omar:

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  165. Bas says:
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    Hi Grey!

    Here Bas from Holland. In my 5×5 12 teamer keeper I can make the following trade.
    Give Melky and Wacha get Kemp.
    Have also J-upton, Cespedes, Heyward, Mazara, Dickerson, K. Davis and the King of SAGNOF as outfielders.
    Have Matz, Salazar, Hammel, Hamels and Gio as my other starters.
    I feel there are plenty of starters on the wire so that won’t be a problem.

    The question comes down to this: Are those 2 worth the upgrade to kemp (if he is an upgrade;-))
    The guy also has Fielder, Bogaerts, Sano, and Yelich on his team (he kept them for this year)
    Bogaerts (fellow dutch man) sounds nice they will replace schoop or Castro.

    Many thanks!
    Bas from Holland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, Bas from Holland…. I’d take Kemp

  166. Wetty Fap says:
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    Grey,

    In a 10-team, H2H, 5×5, Mixed Yahoo league. My team:

    C – W. Castillo
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Odor/Segura
    3B – Arenado
    SS – Segura/Story
    OF (x3) – JD Martinez, Marte, Braun
    Util – Franco
    Bench – Story, DeShields

    SP – Stroman
    SP – Salazar
    SP – Walker
    SP – Iglesias
    RP – Kimbrel
    RP – W Davis
    P – AJ Ramos
    P – J Jeffres
    Bench – Finnegan (Streamer), Nola, Tropeano (Streamer), O’Day

    Got offered Syndegaard/Abreu for Rizzo/Story…deal or nah?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Noah side

  167. Donuts says:
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    My Cain/Sano for his Cutch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cutch

  168. For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    shit, i love being awake near internet sometimes, was up for snell day and here comes berrios day. love this shit, going league by league grabbing and sometimes finding out he’s gone already, sometimes gettnig beat by like 4 minutes, other times forgetting i already have him (this one rarer)

    • Moneyball says:
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      pro leagues use blind bidding, not first come first serve.

      • For an Armenianless vacation come to Akron says:
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        @Moneyball: real pro leagues use vickrey bidding if we’re doing the one uping each other stuff, but thanks. remind me to shit on your party sometimes.

  169. Tom says:
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    How do you see the Ranger’s outfield situation when Choo comes off the DL. No way they can take ABs away from Mazara right if he keeps playing like he has? Hamilton is in extended spring training correct? He could get hurt at anytime but that leaves:

    Mazara
    Choo
    Desmond
    DeShizznit
    Hamilton

    The DH spot is occupied by Fielder or Moreland pretty much so that doesn’t help.

    They wouldn’t send Mazara back down so he can get ABs and keep developing will they? Would they option DeShizznit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Will be a day by day situation

  170. Scott Kimmel says:
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    anyone looking to join a free H2H fantasy baseball league. an owner quit on me last night. minor league system as well

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: so do you need owners or not need owners?

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        I need a replacement owner Aubrey

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: wait, so you mean you already have an owner or need a new one?

  171. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Drop Roark (SP6) or Jepsen (RP5) in a 12-tm 6×6 (L) H2H for Berrios, or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jepsen

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @Steve Stevenson: Worth noting, Roark gets the Phils this week.

  172. PK says:
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    ‘Sup Grey,

    Loving your work so far this year!

    Would you please pick three from the following for 12-team 5×5 roto: Eickhoff, Gausman, Severino, Rodon, Berrios

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Rodon, Gausman, Berrios

  173. Five-On-One says:
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    Pineda for Carrasco – Which side you got? Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco

  174. anthony says:
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    @grey: 12 man h2h faab
    my two best pitchers are stroman and wainwright …

    I want to make sure I get berrios
    150$ bid should get him right ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Out of $100 for sure

      • Pope says:
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        @Grey: Haha

  175. JoeyB says:
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    Considering Hammel or Barrios to replace Carrasco. Short on saves, but not sure Cotham is worth holding on to. Drop him for either of the above?

  176. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Can we start the can we drop Schoop questions now. This dude has been nothing shizz.

    • knucks says:
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      @Toe Knee Arm Ass: They kinda began yesterday or the day before i think. Lots of Schoop or Scooter stuff. Was able to add Scooter on Sunday and will play him over Schoop for now, as my roto issues are with AVG. The Power has been kind to me thus far. Good luck Toe Knee!

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @knucks: You can add J Upton to this too. Maybe JD Mart can lend him the video that made himself good.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Toe Knee Arm Ass: He’s on pace for 25 HR’s. Just sayin’….

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Cram It: He is also on pace for 36 runs.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Toe Knee Arm Ass: That’s a tad more unrealistic than 25 HR’s.

          • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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            @Cram It: My point is the guy needs to get on base.Get some counting stats.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Cram It: and the Cubs are on pace for 119 wins. Just sayin’…

        • Cram It says:
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          @Wilsonian: Also attainable.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Cram It: haha. I doubt it. I’m a Cub fan. I can see over 100, though. This team is pretty incredible. As long as there aren’t anymore serious injuries. I just had to be an ass.

            • Cram It says:
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              @Wilsonian: I sensed the assness. But it’s good to hear some optimism among all these players getting shit on.

              • Wilsonian says:
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                @Cram It: yeah, I’m not out on Schoop yet. He’s an FA in my only league, but I’m watching him. At this stage in the game, extrapolating numbers (both good and bad) can be an exercise in futility.

  177. OaktownSteve says:
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    Tigers radio guys said they had never seen a team hit the ball harder with worse results than the A’s did yesterday. Every out was a missile right atom.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like missile right atom, some nuclear shizz there

    • Coolwhip

      Todd25 says:
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      @OaktownSteve: So is that a positive statement about A’s hitters or the Tigers’ defense positioning? ha!

  178. bobbo says:
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    Drop Pineda for Berrios? Seems like Pineda is getting unlucky at the moment, but my WHIP is getting tired of his nay-nay.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  179. Maver1ck says:
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    Hi Grey!

    Which side do you like in an Price/Delino for G Polanco/Odorizzi deal? Roto 5×5 league with OBP and QS.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

      • Maver1ck says:
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        @Grey: I was hoping you would say that. Thanks!

  180. Buge Hoobs says:
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    Somebody dropped Freeman in my 10 team
    Do I drop my U/BN DeShields or Domingo Santana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  181. SF says:
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    Drop Pomeranz for Berrios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • SF says:
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        @Grey: Thank you!

  182. Hey Grey. With D’Arnaud hitting the DL, after their weird starts, have your Catcher Rankings changed much? Mesoraco (been bad), Hundley (been concussed, but returned last night) & Weiters (Buck handling him like a new kitten), & Gomes (fist name is Yan) are options to replace. DLing Travis, but would prefer to adhere to the set your catcher and leave alone commandment. Who’s your preference? Thanks & terrific work as usual.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hundley

  183. Just trying to get a lil better says:
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    Good afternoon grey ! I’m in a 12team h2h weekly POINTS league. A couple days ago I picked up Wellington Castillo and benched Rusell Martin and I had to place Carassco on the DL. Now I see someone dropped Collin McHugh would you drop Russel for McHugh or Gausman? assuming you say McHugh would you drop one of my other lesser pitchers for Gausman? those pitchers that I might drop are Buckholtz, M. Estrada, Josh Tomlin, J Shields or Cashner…. Thanks for your help Grey !!! Much appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman… Estrada

      • Just trying to get a lil better says:
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        @Grey: so thats a yes on dropping Martin for McHugh ? and do you like gausman or berrios better over estrada?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, Gausman

    • Just trying to get a lil better says:
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      @Just trying to get a lil better: Berrios is also available to be picked up instead of gausman if you like that better. Thx again !

  184. Wudaben says:
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    So queue the catcher questions with D’Arnaud to the DL… I owned him everywhere and was able to grab Gomes in most places. One league I have a choice of Hundley, Grandal & Mesoraco. Which way would you go?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hundley in Coors

  185. New Day says:
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    Would you drop Corbin or Nola for Berrios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola

    • New Day says:
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      @New Day: or drop Madson for Berrios?

  186. Pipe's says:
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    I’m thinking about offering Nola and Gray for Salazar…. what do you think of that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it

  187. Scott Kimmel says:
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    grey

    Would you move Harvey for Taijuan Walker

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: Is this in your free league and you’re trying to trade with the manager that quit?

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        yes in the league but not with manager that quit

  188. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    Abreu a decent buy low candidate? what type of pitching would you pay for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sonny Gray?

  189. Eric B says:
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    Hey Grey, hope all’s well your way…question for ya, if you’d be so kind. Debating on Berrios/Gausman. Which one would you rather have ROS? I recently added Gausman and would either have to drop him or maybe Parra to add Berrios…really appreciate your take, my roster and league info is below. Thanks in advance for your time.

    ESPN 12 team HTH 5×5 with OBP and QS and 4 keepers per season

    C Molina
    1B Cabrera
    2B Daniel Murphy
    3B Seager
    SS A. Russell
    OF Stanton
    OF Springer
    OF Polanco
    UTIL OF Burns
    UTIL OF/DH Sano
    Bench 2B/SS Castro
    Bench OF Parra
    DL Pollock

    SP Salazar
    SP Corbin
    RP Kimbrel
    RP McGee
    P T. Walker
    P Odorizzi
    P C.Rodon
    P Gausman
    Bench SP Kennedy
    Bench RP Vizcaino
    Bench RP Tolleson
    DL SP E-Rod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman and Berrios, you don’t need bench bat right now

      • Eric B says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

  190. ScreechOwl says:
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    The Hamilton/Tubman line is excellent!

    Someone just dropped Cody Allen, but I already have six closers and only five closer spots.

    I have these guys:

    Ramos
    Rondon
    Jeffress
    Tolleson
    Rodney
    Street

    I’m thinking I should drop Rodney. Agree?

    • Cram It says:
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      @ScreechOwl: Sure, but does it matter? You have 6 closers and everyone else has 2? Or is this a 5 team league?

      • ScreechOwl says:
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        @Cram It:

        I spent the last couple of years hoarding closers and rookies.

        It’s sort of like spending time building up an immunity to iocaine powder.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

      • ScreechOwl says:
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        @Grey:

        Awesome, thanks!

        Thanks for the good daily reading, too!

  191. Theo! says:
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    what do you think about Abreu and Nola for Polanco in an OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  192. Another Dan says:
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    Which side would you want ?

    Pederson or Stroman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pederson

  193. Tuesday Ticket says:
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    Points league SS rank?
    Story, Castro, A. Diaz

    • Tuesday Ticket says:
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      @Tuesday Ticket: and Wang when healthy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro, Story

  194. Don Majikowski says:
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    Please rank/pick 3 of these for overall production moving forward(regardless of position)

    Gattis
    Pillar
    Mallex
    Starlin
    Werth
    Wong

    • Cram It says:
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      @Don Majikowski: Gattis, Pillar, Starlin

      • Don Majikowski says:
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        @Cram It: which 2 you dropping?

        • Cram It says:
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          @Don Majikowski: Out of those 3 or original 6? You said pick 3 to keep. I don’t like these audibles.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Don Majikowski: Out of those 3 or original 6? You said pick 3 to keep. You calling an audible, Majik?

          • Don Majikowski says:
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            @Cram It: out of the original 6 which 2 are you dropping? Im thinking Mallex and werth?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro, Gattis, Wong

  195. Commish Cauda says:
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    Deep H2H-Points League

    Which starter do you believe in the most moving forward?

    Alex Wood or Chris Tillman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

  196. Bombs says:
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    How would you rank Nola, Moore, Shark?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore, Shark

  197. AU! says:
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    standard 5×5 dynasty, who you got?

    Trevor Story
    Lewis Brinson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story

  198. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    DeShizz-not or Billy Hamilton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShizz

  199. ERad says:
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    Ugh, DeShizz batting 9th again

  200. Pyper picked a pack of pickled peppers says:
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    what do you think about Abreu and Nola for Miggy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy

  201. knucks says:
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    Behrens (who I assume is also the author to these Roto Arcade Yahoo articles) is ga-ga for Berrios today. Watching people asking him if they should drop Wainwright/Rodon/etc for him. And he has stated to just stop asking and make the moves. Would imagine there are so many teams holding onto their precious bench bats and dropping better value for Berrios. Wish I was in one of those leagues (not really though).

    • Cram It says:
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      @knucks: Those questions sound familiar…

      • knucks says:
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        @Cram It: Hahh so true

        My catcher slot is so far out of my mind sometimes that I forget to even pay attention to what the hell Welington is up to. Until he goes bonkers. An immediate sell to any one willing to mow my lawn this weekend in my league. But they know me too well at this point.

        • knucks says:
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          @knucks: Anyways, I’ll save you from having to click on that Berrios Yahoo article…

          “Not sure if you should cut Pomeranz or Eovaldi? Drop ’em both. If you miss out on a player with Berrios’ ceiling because you were sweating the Pomeranz-Eovaldi decision, good. You weren’t worthy of Jose.”

          hahha I think someone is riding the high of being first in Friends and Fam, loosest Yahoo article (and quite possible the most useful) so far this season for sure.

          • Cram It says:
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            @knucks: I actually like Behrens. I’m glad he said it like that. Reinforces that I need to maintain being an ass sometimes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  202. Wudaben says:
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    Dump Severino for Berrios?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wudaben: Ya

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  203. Vrugg says:
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    Please rank ROS
    Ventura, Rodon, Nola, Velasquez
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon, Ventura

  204. Billy says:
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    Drop Nola or Joe Ross for Berrios? Baez? or Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  205. Matt says:
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    being in a league with OPS added to Avg give Carter a boost over Morales?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  206. Brett says:
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    I have too many outfielder when Incarte comes back. How would you rank: Incarte, Parra, Domingo Santana, Dyson, Mazara.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maz, Dom, Ender

  207. Hankp101 says:
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    Grey
    Which pair do you like best in a 5×5: Franco and Desmond(as an OF), Gomez and Lawrie, or Gomez and Tomas? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

  208. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    I have two offers on the table

    1) I give up Harvey for taijuan Walker
    2) I give up Scherzer and Harvey for Thor and Walker

    The drawback is his current starting pitching is Kershaw,Arrieta,Felix, Greinke,Matz,Walker, Strasburg, Thor darvish and Urias

    Would you do either one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1) No 2) No

  209. OaktownSteve says:
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    Polanco in coveted 8 hole. I keep picturing Hurdle yelling at Polanco to shave off imaginary sideburns a la Montgomery Burns.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, why does Hurdle do this to me

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: Have no idea why Lopez does it to Joc so much. Why put a young hitter who has a propensity to K in the spot where the pitcher won’t challenge him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Chicken Dinner: this isn’t the same thing, polanco hit high in order back when he wasn’t doing much, NOW that he is he’s moved to 6th or 8th, joc is junky except pre allstar last year.

  210. Tracy says:
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    Gray-another great article today!

    I have found myself in a pitching crisis-I have Gausman on the DL and Berrios in my minor league NA. I need to add or lose both of them in the next 3 days.

    It’s a 10 team H2H keeper league [keep 13 forever] using QS instead of wins.

    Pitchers who could be dropped: Porcello, Chen, Iglesias, Liriano, Rodon, and Corbin. My other pitchers are Cole and Felix. I am carrying one bench bat: DeShields.

    I was leaning towards dropping Chen and Porcello or Corbin, and would greatly appreciate your advice.

    Thank you in advance!

    • Tracy says:
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      @Tracy: Damn spell check; can we change the default to Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Drop Porcello and Corbin

      • Tracy says:
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        @Grey: Appreciate it.

  211. FloRida says:
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    Drop either Gausman or Holland for Berrios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holland

  212. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Deshields, Polanco, Schoop, Abreu, Pineda, Corbin, Rodon, Fielder have ass fucked me one after the other. My asshole is now the size of Richie Sexon’s strike zone. My team is performing below the proverbial Snafu Larry Line which means it is a limp dick at frat party. FUCK!~

  213. True and Correct says:
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    ROS- Conforto or Deshields ? I know Deshields will give me more s.b.’s, but would need to be Hamilton , I think, to choose Deshields.
    I know you’re a big fan, but you also know baseball.
    Hope you enjoyed the Chappelle spoof on Prince that I sent you. Hope you got it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Spoof? You mean pancakes and hoops? I’ve seen it

      • True and Correct says:
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        @Grey: Yeah. didn’t know if you had. Was awesome.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, very funny… Turns out my friend did some work for him and he did have pancakes at 2 AM one night working at his house

  214. crushbombs says:
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    tomas or cast ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cast

  215. Jack says:
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    Please rank these stashes – I need to get one now- Giolito, Taillon, Glasnow, Urias, Manaea. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Manaea

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Jack: Glasnow for me

  216. Bosox says:
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    Souza, oswaldo arcia, Dickerson or Domingo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  217. DancinHomer says:
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    Afternoon Grey!

    Someone dropped Jacoby Elsbury in my league. 12-team, H2H, 6×6 (OPS & QS + all 5×5 cats).

    Current Roster:
    c: lucroy
    1b: Goldy
    2b: N. Walker
    ss: Seager
    3b: Frazier
    if: M. Franco
    of: Marte, Polanco, Grichuk
    utl: Pujols
    bn: Deshields, Schoop, Mercer (spot starting while he’s a hot schmotato)

    SP: Sale, Salazar, T. Walker, Matz, Rodon, Velasquez, Moore, Berrios, Giolito, Snell
    RP: Ramos, J. Gomez, Jepson

    would you drop anyone for Elsbury?

    thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mercer

  218. SteveA says:
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    Hey Grey. Great work.

    12 team, h2h redraft, 5×5

    Would you drop Joc P for Conforto?
    Also, is Gausman a pickup over Santiago, Nola, or MMoore?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Conforto…. Over Santiago

      • SteveA says:
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        @Grey: thanks

  219. Oppo Taco says:
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    start Cole in Coors tonight? also have Velasquez @WSH playing both? thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, both

  220. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Is anyone looking for a free h2h league to join? I have a open spot

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: by “have an open spot” do you mean you need a new owner or already have one?

  221. Brett says:
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    Worried about Justin Upton? Would you trade Upton for Miguel Cabrera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Miggy

  222. OaktownSteve says:
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    Suarez hitting clean up for the Redlegs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      While Jane Bruce gives birth to Bruce Bruce

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Awesome

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Grey: Giving birth to a 500 pound black comedian can’t be easy

              • nick the dick says:
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                @Grey: Dibs on 8 lbs, 7,000 oz in the birth pool!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Taking over

  223. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Ahhhh, Day R Noooooooo…Dude is so injury prone he prolly cud get hurt dropping his own ass off of his fantasy baseball team!! grrr

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Mets catcher I thought.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: He hasn’t been right all season.

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Toe Knee Arm Ass: Agreed, even though he did start to hit the ball better the last couple of games, before this latest injury..

  224. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Trade Tyler Glasnow for Javier Baez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, it’s fair, don’t love it

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey: who do you like better of the 2?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Baez now, prolly Glasnow once he comes up

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            @Grey: OK, How about Wisler for Baez

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wisler, this is redraft right?

              • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                @Grey: 4 ever keeper

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Glasnow

                  • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                    @Grey: so keep both SP’s or trade Glasnow for Baez and keep Wisler??

                    I own both SP’s and I like the future of Baez,I am stacked with SP’s and dude likes the 2 SP’s I mentioned..

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, go Baez

  225. Jim says:
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    Would you trade Berrios for Kemp?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  226. Nightpandas says:
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    Pujols and Pomeranz a fair return for Pollock?

    15 team : keep 11

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  227. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Hazelbaker leads off Diaz bats 8th. Really Managers are getting Maddoning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally

  228. Stumanji says:
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    Which side: my Salazar or his DLed Carrasco/Britton.

    Fwiw, I’m in dead last place.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  229. quimmy says:
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    Is Cargo Souza and Nola enought for Trout?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it

  230. SteveA says:
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    Here is another one…

    12 team, h2h, 5×5, redraft

    Add Freeman and drop Conforto (or Deshizz)?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShizz

  231. Poopy pants says:
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    My Berrios and Kipnis for his Dee Gordon/Odorizzi?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Poopy pants: Yes Gordon

  232. OaktownSteve says:
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    With Hill allowing 2 hits on two balls in play and striking out the side in the first inning his BABIP allowed is now close to .500. Everything about this guy is beyond entertaining on the mound. He’s tied for the league lead in batters hit. Just goofy.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      Has K’d exactly 10 in 5 out of last 8 starts. 4 in 2 innings so far tonight.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @OaktownSteve:

        Hill, Ubaldo, Bartolo probably my three favorite guys to watch pitch all going right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, crazy

  233. The JoGarza says:
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    Grey,

    My 12-team H2H OBP team has been very good offensively and my pitching is strong. But an owner shot me an offer that’s making me go “hmmmm”.

    I receive Stras, G.Cole
    I trade away K.Bryant, V.Velasquez

    My current team:

    C-Beef Wellington
    1B- Encarnacion
    2B-Cano
    3B-Bryant
    SS-Semien
    OF-Sano, Mookie, Belt, Polanco
    UTIL-Duda
    BN-Carter

    SP- Thor, deGrom, Taijuan, Velasquez, Aaron Sanchez, Kyle Hendricks, Joe Ross

    No sense in accepting considering current strength of my SP, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  234. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    14 team h2h dynasty where i can have max 6 SP. i’ve done well streaming the last slot with porcello/trop/holland etc. starters are arrieta/corbin/j.garcia/iglesias/V2 along with the mostly daily streamer. karns today. who gets dropped with berrios up (had berrios/a.espinoza in NA slots), could lose the streamer of course. all of complete games, shutouts, K/9, pick offs, QS added and all of holland/porcello/trop/tomlin/straily/nicasio/hughes/wisler/shelby/peavy for streaming, at least.

  235. Henry Rowengartner says:
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    Yo G

    Limited keeper league… who would you keep as your long term ace.

    Harvey
    Jofer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Fer

  236. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    David Price is doing his best 2014 Rick Porcello.