Hope our five girl readers had a beautiful Mother’s Day yesterday. I sent my mother a trade offer sending her Tyler Flowers and Goodrum. She appreciated the thought. Also, I wore pink the entire day for you mothers, because that is a very girly color that baseball keeps perpetuating every year. Why can’t mothers be into purple or lavender or mauve or rose or fuchsia or flamingo or other shades of a color similar to purple or pink? How about next year all players wear lavender pants suits for Mother’s Day? Ooh, I have an idea. Since all pink bats are relegated to the trash bin after Mother’s Day, how about players use them again to raise awareness to spay or neuter your pets?  Like an in-heat bitch (medical term in vet school), George Springer was hot with that pink bat (more vet med terms), going 5-for-5, 5 runs, 4 RBIs with his 14th and 15th homer, hitting .321.  The good news is he’s finally living up to his top 10 potential.  The bad news is his owners from last year are on suicide watch.  But, hey, it’s not us, right?! (Actually, it is me. Damn.)  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Corbin Martin – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks as he was called up to replace Collin McHugh in the rotation. Kids outside Beverly Hills High School, “Corbin Martin graduates! Corbin Martin graduates! Corbin Martin graduates!” That other guy screaming out the window, that’s the guy who has been holding Forrest Whitley all year.  As for Martin, Prospect Mike said, “Martin is a college arm with experience both in relief and in the rotation. His plus fastball/slider combo would work in either role, but he had a great year as a starter in Double-A, throwing over 100 innings with a walk rate under three and a strikeout rate around 8.5. Also, 8.5 is what I give Grey as a boss, on a scale of one to a million.” Not cool, man.  Martin was also throwing wipeout butter-yum-yum this year in Triple-A (10+ K/9, 1.48 ERA), and could be worth grabbing in all leagues.

Alex Bregman – 3-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 11th and 12th homers, hitting ..277. No foolsie, how did Springer knock in 4 RBIs and batting right behind him Bregman knocked in 5 RBIs? Yo, Astros are cheating. Not cool, and busted.

Gerrit Cole – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.88.  Whenever I see his name in the box score “G. Cole,” I start singing, “Can’t get enough, can’t get enough, Cole world.”  Just me?  Okay.

Elvis Andrus – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .327. Elvis is so hot TV cameras are being told to only shoot him from the waist up. Weird times.

Tyler Glasnow – Hit the IL for a month to six weeks with a mild forearm strain.  Ah, yes, one of those “mild” forearm strains.  “Hey, Jimmy, can your mom pick us up after school?”  “She’s recovering from a ‘mild’ stabbing, but should be able to get us around 2:45.”  “Great, tell her Happy Mother’s Day!”  “I’ll hop into that ‘mild’ emergency room and do just that!”  As for actionable intel, think you have to hold Glasnow, but I’d be shocked if you get anything else good from him this year, especially the way he came out of the game, calling for the trainers himself.

Blake Snell – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.56.  But he got the loss, which is all that matters (to people who don’t understand what matters).  What a shame (if you don’t get why wins and losses are stupid).  I also feel bad for those with parenthetical blindness (but not really).

Austin Meadows – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer, as he led off.  Let’s see if we can follow this logic.  He returned on Friday and hit leadoff while homering.  Then he hit sixth on Saturday, and didn’t homer.  Then he hit leadoff on Sunday and homered again.  SAT Question of Day!  Where should Meadows hit in the next game?  A) Leadoff.  B) You don’t understand obvious shizz. C) There’s no C.  D) All of the above.  I’m guessing Kevin Cash will choose B, C or D.

Masahiro Tanaka – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.44.  He’s been great, headed for his best season ever, yadda3, but what I really wanted to point out is the Yankees’ lineup has Gio Urshela hitting third. El oh eff, wow, interjection of surprise, I mean, woof with a side of blech in a vomitorium.

Felix Hernandez – 2 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 6.52.  Comatose F-Her Fan, “Hey, guys I’ve been in a coma since 2016, but I’m a big F-Her fan and I was wondering if you guys wanted to go to his Hall of Fame induction ceremony with me. Guys…?  Where are you going?  Why is everyone walking away from me with weird looks?”

Michael Chavis – 3-for-5, 5 RBIs, hitting .282.  There’s this weird thing that happens sometimes.  A guy is called up, does better than he has any right doing, and, while he’s <high beams>still</high beams> performing well, people want to drop him for no conceivable reason.  Here’s an idea, wait until Chavis stops performing to drop him.  Cool?  Cool.

Rafael Devers – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .336 and hitting around .500 in the last week, and still only has two homers on the year, but with five steals.  Devers is such a throwback he’s been wearing one of those super-baggy uniforms–Wait a minute, Dustin Pedroia has been playing all year wearing Devers’s uniform, hasn’t he?

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homer.  Double Just Dong just for the mothers. What a good boy.

Harold Ramirez – Called up from the minors.  The Marlins haven’t been this excited for a rookie H. Ramirez since Hanley Ramirez.  Was a shame that Hodor Ramirez never panned out. I grabbed Harold Ramirez in so many leagues you’d think I slept with Jeter and got one of those coveted Harry & David gift baskets.  Ramirez has been traded multiple times in the minors, getting passed around like CBD oil with a bunch of arthritic hippies, but he looks like a 10/20/.260 hitter and he’s been having a bit of a breakout season in the minors this year, so maybe there’s more here.

Corey Seager – 1-for-3, 5 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .227.  I don’t mean to laugh, but can you imagine drafting Seager in the top five rounds and this is the shizz you get?  I’d have some major FBBOMO.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 8 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.72.  *presses doorbell, door slowly opens*  “Hello, Mr. Ryu, I am hear to wrap your groin in bubble wrap so nothing happens to it.”

Miles Mikolas – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.83.  The Streamonator liked this start, and hates his next one, and, in most shallower leagues, Mikolas is around that of a cutoff.  Guess you can call him a Miles marker.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .270.  Au Shizz!

Jose Martinez – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .339.  Boring blurb about my team alert!  In the last update, I was in the top ten for RCL teams, and I’ve owned Jo-Ma for the last three to four weeks.  Haven’t really thought about dropping him for a while, and that’s a 12-team mixed league with lots of options.

Josh Bell – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .319.  Okay, so I should’ve dropped Jo-Ma for Jo-Be when I had the chance.  Damn, Bell is having a legit breakout that will burn everyone next year when they draft him.  Call it a premonition, or a gut call after three mimosas.

Max Fried – 5 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.25.  Well, I’m glad he’s healthy, but not that glad because he gave me a bleh start.

Luke Jackson – 2 IP, 0 ER and his 4th save, ERA at 2.25.  Jackson’s beginning to look like the SAGNOF pickup of the year.  Unless you were in one of those shallow leagues where you could pick up Shane Greene three weeks into the season.  In related news, Craig Kimbrel turned to the back of his sudoku book and cheated on his puzzle.

Jon Duplantier – 3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 2.25.  Around noon yesterday, “Man, I am excited I was able to get Duplantier in my NL-Only league.  Doode’s gonna rock out running his arbitration clock out!”  Around 4 PM, “Wait, why did they bring him into middle relief?  Eff me.”

Adam Jones – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .272, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  “Why is that petunia grabbing my ankle? Oh my God, it’s a Zombino hand!”

Matt Olson – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .214. Great sign that he was able to hit a home run after he had his hamate bone removed. If he made like a Siamese twin, and showed me another dong soon, I’d be even happier.

Jefry Rodriguez – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.92.  Whether I believe in him or not (I don’t), the Streamonator loves his next start and I can understand why.

Dereck Rodriguez – Optioned to the minors, because he was pitching like Dreck Rodriguez. I looked to grab Tyler Beede in all of my NL-Only leagues; he could stick and be dominate, or at least better than Dreck.

Madison Bumgarner – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.88.  Bumgarner revealed the teams on his no-trade list by cutting into a cake that said, “Will it be a cupcake, a stud muffin or a Yankee?”

Yaisel Puig – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in two games, hitting .217.  “We can use his body for mulch, but if the neighbors see us fertilizing with a dead body, they might rat us out because we didn’t buy Girl Scout cookies from their kid–Wait!  He just moved!  Puig’s alive!”

Zach Davies – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.54.  Feels like every year Davies goes on one of these insane runs, then the Regression Fairies show up at your doorstep in stretch pants, talking about how they saw the cutest boy at their spin class.

Jon Lester – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.16.  Obviously, he’s not pitching that well, but he is pitching about as well as the 15th best starter in baseball.  His xFIP is equal to that of Chris Paddack, Noah Syndergaard and Jose Quintana.

Steve Cishek – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save, ERA at 2.84.  I’m holding Strop, but it would not shock me at all if Cishek took the Cubs’ closer job and ran with it.  Similar but different to Augusten Burroughs’s fantasy team he named, Running with Cishek.

Kris Bryant – 3-for-4, 3 runs,. 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  I kinda wanna say sell him again just to fuel him even further.  Can I reverse jinx sell (RJS) him to 50+ homers?

Spencer Turnbull – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 2.42.  Instead of taking the Pablo Lopez route to a 4+ ERA, Turnbull is chipping away at his value, going from Turnbull to Charles Barkley pronouncing “Turnbull” over the course of a few starts.

Daniel Norris – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.63.  His peripherals (6.8 K/9, 2.6 BB/9, 4.82 xFIP, garbage swinging strike rate, fools no one, can we just get out of this parenthetical, shizz is not getting better) speak for themselves.

Nicholas Castellanos – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .278.  The Greek God of Hard Contact celebrated after the game with 600 of his closest family members at the local chapter of the DMCA (Diners Make Celebrations Awesome).

Brandon Dixon – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Nelson Cruz – Will have an MRI on his wrist after swinging and missing on Sunday. If that’s all it took, imagine how many MRIs Chris Davis would need.  “I’m Gary Thorne and I’m here with Jim Palmer.  Hey, Jim, it’s good to see you, and you’re not just wearing underwear.”  “Thanks, Gary, one of the keys to today’s game will be to get Chris Davis to avoid taking five MRIs.”

Martin Perez – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.11.  Okay, Perez, don’t be one of those pitchers who waits until they’re over 75% owned to start defecating the duvet.

Zach Eflin – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.47.  Think about how smug the guy in your league is who owns Soroka, Eflin, Ryu, Paddack and Caleb Smith, while you’re scratching your ass with shares of Kluber and Sale.  Sure, I’m cherrypicking pitchers who have been doing great, just like you could’ve cherrypicked them in your drafts or off waivers.

Cole Irvin – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks in his major league debut.  He had an under-6 K/9 in Triple-A and might not get another start if Vince Velasquez returns as expected.  Though, Cole/Irving excites every hipster with a record player.  “I’m going to eat artisanal honey from a jar and listen to this scratchy rendition of ragtime.”

Lucas Giolito – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.55.  He’s breaking out.  Feels like I came around very fast on him, but I didn’t.  I’ve been waiting for this Giolito since he came up in 2016.  Every prospect has his own pace.  Some prospects come up and are electric, then take a dump their sophomore year, then become electric again.  Some are just electric the whole time.  And others come up and hit .190 like Vlad Jr.  Every metric is pointing to Giolito breaking out now.  He is a must-grab in all leagues.

Tim Anderson – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, and only 2nd homer in three games since my Friday sell.  Reverse jinx sell coming on slow this time, usually my Sells have ten homers within three days of the sell.

Aaron Sanchez – 6 IP, 5 ER, 11 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.75.  Random prediction alert that I will remind people of from now until next year or totally forget about if it doesn’t come true!  Sanchez will be one of the most talked about sleepers next year that won’t be a sleeper because he will be talked about so much.  He is in on the precipice of breaking out, but his walk rate needs to be tamed.

Griffin Canning – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.65 vs. John Means – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.33.  This was a matchup of sexy and you want even if it will burn you vs. safe, boring guy who you should prolly own, i.e., The ends don’t justify the John Means.

Chris Davis – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .189.  Everyone who is a fan of any team besides the Orioles, don’t worry, Davis will be a free agent in 2023.

Dwight Smith Jr. – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .286.  Not bad, but Mike Trout hit his 9th homer!  Though, Smith’s batting average is better than Trout’s.  *gargles with arsenic*

Charlie Blackmon – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th and 8th homer.  Chazz Noir went double dong, and housewives everywhere fanned themselves, gasping, “For Mother’s Day, I bought myself a new extra-long shower head.”

Raimel Tapia – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .313.  Tapia is my happening and it freaks me out!

Francisco Mejia – Hit the IL with a knee sprain. If only that happened in March so he didn’t have to hit for the last six weeks.

Franmil Reyes – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .266  Yesterday, the Padres changed their uniforms to Madres for Mother’s Day, which is a sweet sentiment, but they might’ve went a bit too far when they had Fernando Tatis Jr.’s uniform changed to Tetas.

Joey Lucchesi – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.57.  Don’t you love when a guy pitches terrible in, say, Petco then pitches well in Coors?  I mean, don’t you just love it?  Joey Lucchesi, the Passive Aggressive Mob Boss.  “Ya don’t have to put da horse’s head in da murdered’s bed.  I can do it myself, even with my bad back. I’m sure you done ya best.”  Jesus Christ, Joey, just tell me to put the horse’s head in the dead guy’s bed and stop being passive aggressive!

  1. Big Magoo

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    Poor Marlins. They can’t seem to have anything nice these days. The new H. Ramirez looks like a league average hitter with some speed, while the old H. Ramirez went .332/29/51 for them at a similar age.

    I love watching guys like Ryu and Hendricks pitch. Never overpowering, but constantly changing locations and speeds to keep hitters off balance. Really special and fun to watch when they’re on.

    Predicted in the preseason that Pence would have a zombino-type season. Something along the lines of .265/20/7. Some thought I was crazy. Entering yesterday, he had the 5th highest OPS in MLB and the 15th highest avg exit velocity, sandwiched between Baez and Bellinger. Career high walk rate thus far as well. Think I might have sold him short. A decent comp for him might be ’09 Ibanez. Same age, corner OF, similar skill set and plate discipline, went from an extreme pitcher’s park to a hitting-friendly environment. Ibanez went .272/93/34/93 that season. With good health, Pence might be able to do something similar.

    • Grey

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      34 homers for Pence? Wow, Magoo, you’ve got a case of the Manbirds, or is it Ganglyitis? I think you’re confusing ten good games with a historic resurgence

      • Big Magoo

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        Nah, I’m not predicting 34 for him. Just pointing out the similarities between his career and Ibanez’. Ibanez had hit more than 24 homers once before going to Philly to hit 34 in 2009. San Fran is always among the worst parks for power, and Pence hit 47 across his last two healthy seasons there. Juiced ball. It doesn’t sound like you fully believe in the exit velocity metric (we had a similar debate over Pham last preseason too), but he’s smoking the ball this year. Looks like he’s finally healthy again. He’ll need to stay that way to pop another 20 or so, but I think he might be able to.

        • Grey

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          I’d put Pence’s over/under at 17 HRs, .275

          • Big Magoo

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            Well, that’s some progress. I’m not trying to convince you of anything, by the way. Your mind was already made up on Pence the way it was on Pham about 14-15 months ago. Maybe someone with a struggling outfield will read my ramblings and decide to take a chance on him.

            • Grey

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              You’re taking the over on both of these marks?

              • Big Magoo

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                I think your avg prediction is right on the money. Not sure if the 17 HR is an end of season or ROS projection, but I’ll take the over either way. Think he hits around 20 more.

                • Grey

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                  20 more homers? So 27 all told? Woof

                  • Big Magoo

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                    Have you seen him at all this year? Are you just going off of steamer projections? Steamer is generally pretty good, but I’ve noticed that they lag behind when it comes to outliers. That’s true of most projection systems, actually. The age curve is different for everyone. Look at Papi. Verlander. Beltran. Ibanez. Mariano. Cruz. Beltre. That’s just some of the post-PED era grizzled vets. I think Pence falls into that category. Good health and the park change have done wonders for him.

                    • Grey

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                      Hadn’t looked at Steamer’s #s for him until after I mentioned my projections for him… Seems about right that Steamer says same… He’s a 17/.275 guy at this point — The age curve might be different for everyone but Pence is following a pretty predictable age curve if you factor in his previous years vs. just the 1st few weeks of this season… With all that said, he could be an outlier… Anyone could, betting on outliers usually isn’t sound move

                  • Big Magoo

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                    I believe that his performance (and playing time) was impacted more by health issues than age-related ones at the end of his SF tenure. And I agree that betting heavily on outliers is generally a losing proposition, but ignoring them at a very cheap price point can also be costly. In the DC league, we took him around the 40th round or so (give or take a few). Just got him for low double digit bids in a couple of leagues last night. If I’m right about him, I just picked up 2018 Eddie Rosario for practically nothing. If I’m wrong, cut bait and don’t look back. Not much risk involved with him at all.

                    • Grey

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                      That’s true, at his price, it’s all profit even at this point…

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      Saw Pence take BP at Minute Maid this weekend, he smacked 3 in a row over the train tracks and then promptly took G Cole yard in his first AB

      • Big Magoo

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        Thank you, Benintendo. That’s what I noticed in the spring too. He looks like a different player this year. The ball is jumping off of his bat.

  2. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Great write up Grey!

    Had Luchessi on bench Saturday. He was cruising (sort of), then he gone. Padres babysat his innings last year. You still believe the Mob still exist bc I’m losing faith.

    Blake Snell 5 2/3 IP. Thought he was going for a compete game after 3rd inning. In fantasy baseball 6.0 innings w <3 earned is a QS. NOT 5 2/3!!

    I'm interested in trading for Giolito. In 16 team h2h dynasty league, what's a fair trade offer?

    Thankyou!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Who do you have?

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        Hitters: Voit, Encarnacion, B.Dozier, Goodrum, C.Santana, H.Dozer, A.Simmons, Dahl, Winker, Tapia, D.Santana, Alfaro, Trout.

        Pitching: Lester, Arrieta, Snell, Flaherty, Luchessi, Maeda, C.Smith. Barnes, Doolittle, D.Castillo, Shane Greene, Swarwak.

        I’m 6-0 and his team is 2-4.

    • Grey

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      Thanks! Redraft? Maybe Winker or Tapia and Lucchesi? On a side note, you can lose Swarzak prolly

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        Not sure if you remember last week. I mentioned dropping swarwak but only had $$ for one more FA ROS. And asked whom from a list to replace with. You told me to smash my phone.

        I’ve just benched him. I’m 6-0. If benching him starts to hurt me for lack of HLDS/SVs then I’ll move.

        No redraft

          • Grey

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            That sounds like a very measured response by me

            • Hebrew Hammer says:
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              Ya. However, I did not need to fill out a hurt feelings report.

              Only imagine how face feels after responding to hundreds of ppls questions everrryday

              • Grey

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                Haha, you need to fill out the report within 24 hours of a wronging, sorry, rules are rules

  3. Troy says:
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    Why am I still fostering Harrison Bader?

    • Grey

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      Have you adopted him?

  4. Troy says:
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    Why am I still rostering Harrison Bader?

    Auto correct wants to know why I’m fostering Bader, which might be a better question

    • Baby Seal says:
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      Please update us when you have an answer.

    • Grey

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      Yeah, it’s a foster situation

      • Dave D says:
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        Rostering Bader may bring you drown your sorrows with a Fosters’ Lager….

        • Grey

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          Been paying child support on Bader myself

  5. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Thanks, love these articles.

    Someone in my 12 team h2h weekly league dropped Musgrove and L. Jackson. Should I drop M. Barnes, Eickhoff, Fried or Strahm for either of them?

    Aguilar is on the wire, I was thinking about dropping Dietrich for him? Thanks for helping my squad stay in first place over my Idiot brother in law!

    Craig Kimbrel kicks puppies.

    • Snacks Zillion says:
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      Same guy just dropped B. Peacock as well-

      • Snacks Zillion says:
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        Scratch that, Peacock is gone

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d go Aguilar over Dietrich and hold on the rest.

      • Snacks Zillion says:
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        Thanks DT!

    • Grey

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      Thanks! Agree with DT

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    Ryu’s gonna be Cy Young winner 2019. His pitches are really really filthy.

  7. stayinhot says:
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    Hi Grey, happy Monday.

    Ryu was smooth AF yesterday. Loved watching him, legit Cy Young contender.

    I traded away Bryant when he couldn’t hit a cows ass with a banjo, now hes hitting anything that moves, can you please put him in the buy column?

    Also *hint* on behalf of all Peraza owners *hint* Friday’s sell column *end of hint*

    • Grey

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      I will do what I can!

  8. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Fantastic report, one of your better efforts!

    a. The most common phrase heard while King Felix was on the mound against the RedSox? ‘…and with that there’s action in the bullpen…’ It was heard in all three innings he pitched. Shame, the end of his kingdom. When they gave him the contract extension the first person to congratulate him in the twittersphere was Verlander. Interesting how their career arcs have shaped up since then. Also the King’s court in the left field bleachers has been dismantled by official royal decree.

    b. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for May 13

    It Ain’t Hay (1943)

    Grover Mockridge (Abbott): Go answer the door. It might be Warner.
    Wilbur Hoolihan (Costello): It won’t do no good. We’re all signed up with Universal.

    Cheers,
    Ante

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        Grey!

        Sigh, only ha! It was 1943 when signing a movie deal with Universal was a big thing, I guess.

        Am in 3rd in runs, still believe that the team that wins runs should win the league. Pitching is atrocious, no thanks to Pablo’s great runs. This is my new and revamped roster for tonight’s short schedule.

        Garver (no more conflicts now, he’s solidified even with Astudillo and Castro back)
        Vogelbach (lot of talk about him lately, not doing much etc. Is he still a must own and must roster?)
        LaStella
        Shaw (again, a short night, he of the ..243 wOBA and 8 RBIs! Even Ender (who I ended yesterday) has 9 RBIs!!)
        EduEscobar
        Walker
        Goodrum
        Dahl
        Dwight Smith Jr (a gift from heaven)
        Springer
        Cron
        Bench – Muncy, Rizzo (duh, back spasms. When I see Rizzo has back spasms it gives me back spasms, weird right?), Chavis, Story, Kiermaier, Conforto
        IL – Turner

        SP – Giolito (just signed up this AM, thank you much), EdRod, Noah
        RP – Hicks, Iglesias, Christ Martin, Pressly
        IL – Glasnow and Paxton

        Any general comments? Kingery is on the wire, because I put him there. Drop anyone for him? Maybe Pressly or Kiermaier or even Shaw.

        Cheers,
        Ante

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    I was offered Luke voit for flaherty or wheeler in a 14 team yahoo H2H standard scoring

    Rest of staff is Castillo, martin Perez, Chris bassitt, and I just grabbed Corbin Martin.

    Would you move one of those guys for voit? And if so which one?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Wheeler if you need the bat, but that staff becomes a little sketchy…

      • Baby Seal says:
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        Agree w/ DT, but think he meant if you don’t* need the bat.

  10. aardvark says:
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    Blake Treinen was dropped. Is he a must add? Over Luke Jackson?

    • Matt Howell says:
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      Yes, I would grab Treinen asap . I am no expert by any means but it doesnt seem close to me.

    • Snacks Zillion says:
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      Grab Treinen

    • Cram It says:
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      What?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yes

    • William Hung says:
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      Does your league not count saves?

      • Baby Seal says:
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        Did he lose a bet?!? Even so, he is a must own on ratios alone!

        • aardvark says:
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          H2H Points league. Don’t have to own a closer if you don’t want to. Just looking for who’s gonna get the most points.
          5 points per save

          • aardvark says:
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            Probably still a bold drop however

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

      • aardvark says:
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        How much faab out of 100 do you think he’s worth?

  11. G says:
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    Andujar was just dropped on my 12 team H2H. What your thoughts on grabbing him and holding? Believe he turns it around? Aaron Sanchez or woodruff would be my drop – so second part of my question is who is the drop?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d drop Sanchez for him

  12. Tom says:
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    Grey I’m begging you, can Machado be your Friday sell? Maybe I’m pushing it now but can you throw Harper in there as well?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can only fix one guy at a time

      • et says:
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        Can I get Andujar on the waiting list?

  13. lubey says:
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    Yo Grey

    Dropping JAlvarado or BParker for LJackson?

    I’m assuming Alvarado cause he hasn’t had a save opp in a month, but the closer report writer still likes him.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks as always brotha!!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can go Alvarado to Jackson

  14. Nick says:
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    Hi dude
    Need a 2b to replace Altuve in Y!
    La Stella / Fletcher or Dietrich ?
    I stashed Luis Urias in case …
    thnx
    Nick

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d try Dietrich

  15. Murph says:
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    Hey grey
    Your mention of Giolito lit a fire under my ass so I dumped my scrub catcher to grab him before someone else did. Now I need to dump someone else to grab a catcher.
    My options are: Shaw, Calhoun, Eickoff, Strop, Glasnow or Didi Gregorius (who I could drop and put Glasnow on IL)
    So…
    1 Who to drop? (Or I could wait for a bit)
    2 better stash for saves – strop or hunter strickland?
    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. I’d lose Didi, Calhoun would be my next choice
      2. Coin flip, I’ll take Strop

  16. TC says:
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    Thoughts on Josh Bell? In a keeper league, standard category, I offered B.Lowe and C.Walker for him. I have Muncy and Hiura as 2b guys moving forward. Is Bell finally breaking through, or just stick with what I have and keep the depth? Also, who do you like better ROS, Kyle Gibson or Max Fried? Thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      It’s fair but I’d hold. Fried for me.

      • TC says:
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        What level of bat would be a good return for those two, if Bell isn’t moving the needle? Position doesn’t matter, but OF or 1b are preferred. Thanks!

  17. big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty H2H 5×5 OBP

    1)Cole Tucker still a hold?
    Just grabbed Simmons, have tatis on dl with muncy, Lowe, Murphy all MI eligible.
    2) Stash mateo for Tucker spot?
    3) Pick two streams
    [email protected] Sea 2.0
    Duffy vs Tex 17.1
    [email protected] SF 11.1

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1/2) I think you can move on to Mateo if you have the space
      3)Duffy and Thornton for me

  18. JC says:
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    Please rank Corbin Martin, Lucas Giolito and Kyle Gibson ROS.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Giolito, Gibson, Marin for me

  19. Jc says:
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    Would you rather have Jose Martinez or Hunter Renfroe the rest of the season? Thank you.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      JoMart for me

  20. Conto says:
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    Pick 2. No needs

    Soler
    Eloy
    Andujar
    Ohtani

  21. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Grey! Thanks…

    16 team H2H weekly points league

    Who should I start this week?

    Ed Rodriguez Vs COL or

    Yu Darvish @ CIN?

    Also, for my Util spot

    Matt Olson 2 games @ SEA and 4 x @ DET ( H-Tron 11.4 points) or

    Eduardo Escobar 3 games Vs PIT and 3 x Vs SF (H-Tron 12.1 points)

    Thanks again!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go EdRod and Escobar

  22. Camino says:
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    Here’s the bullpen. (12 team points h2h /w saves & holds)

    Flaherty
    Wheeler
    Strahm
    C. Smith
    Ray
    Marquez
    Luchessi
    Ed-Rod
    Luke Jackson
    Holland
    Buttrey
    Romo
    Parker

    Would you pick up any of these long relievers in place of anyone?

    Gaviglio
    Guerra
    Lugo

  23. Belzar says:
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    My current closers (12 team roto)

    Giles
    Romo
    Parker
    Neris

    Would you drop anyone here for Lune Jackson? Or possibly drop one of my other 7 starters to add him as a 5th Closer? These are the starters I would drop

    Canning
    Strahm

    • Belzar says:
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      Correction* one of my 8 starters, but these are the only 2 droppable guys of the 8.

  24. Mojoman says:
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    Nice Article as usual.
    Hello Grey and DT.

    A dumbass in my league just dropped Tim Anderson.
    Should I bid on him and drop Travis Shaw? This is 12 teamer roto with obp & xbh.

    C – punting
    1B – P Alonso
    2B – McNeil
    3B – Arenado
    SS – Bogaerts
    CI – Voit
    MI – Segura
    5 OF – Cain, Franmil, Castellanos, Meadows, Tapia
    UT – Gardner, La Stella
    BN – Shaw, Thames, Senzel

    IL – Stanton, Gennett, Upton

    Thanks :)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hey Mojo,

      Yes, I would.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with DT

  25. Ellis says:
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    Great write up and BTVOTD reference, it freaked me out!

    • Ellis says:
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      Once went to a screening at UCLA with Russ Meyers, Roger Ebert and the cast including Edy Williams and Charles Napier, extremely memorable!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That’s awesome! Extremely jealous!

  26. Bill Buttlicker says:
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    Thanks for the tip on Giolito! I’ve gotten so used to him throwing the occasional nice start into the overall dumpster fire that I stopped paying attention to his game log and peripherals. I hope he’s finally turned a corner—always kinda sad seeing “can’t-miss” prospects completely misfire like it looked like he might.

    Anyway, would you roster him over E-Rod? Would you also mind ranking Cishek, Neris, Martin, and Romo? Thanks a lot, Grey. Hope you enjoyed your weekend.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold EdRod.

      Neris, Romo, Cishek, Martin for me

      • Bill Buttlicker says:
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        OK thanks, DT!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Buttlicker! Agree with DT

  27. Lee says:
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    Hey Grey. 10 team H2H 8×8 using K, bb, xbh and Qs, k/9, and IP. Which side do you like. His Betts, Donaldson and Mikolas for my Beninendi, Moustakas and Segura. Have DeJong and Turner on DL so im good at SS w out Segura. Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Betts side

  28. Racehorse says:
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    16 Team Keeper …

    Do I offer trading Cano for David Fletcher?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Cano

      • Racehorse says:
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        2B used to be a huge strength on my dynasty team … Cano, Odor, Hampson … now it’s a Grand Canyon size hole filled with crap.

        I like Fletcher and have him in other leagues, but do you think he can grow into anything more than a 1 year stopgap?

        Anyway, always appreciate the input!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope, he’s a stopgap

  29. Should have stuck to SAGNOF says:
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    I own Chapman and the Yankees have extended more leads in the top 9th or bottom 8th then any team in history, ripping the save away. I’m not going to look up if that’s true or anything but it’s true. Is there a term for when this happens?

    • Baby Seal says:
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      Crying yourself to sleep for saves.

  30. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Hipe you had a happy eodipal complex weekend Grey! Giolito over…
    Kyle Gibson
    Lucchessi
    Musgrove
    Martin Perez
    … Who ever the answer is, is it close? Might just drop a holds guy in my points league to see which starting pitcher plays out better

    Thanks

    • johnnyhobbes says:
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      Hipe should be hope!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Lucchesi for me, they’re all close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with DT

  31. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    I have been holding heaney, severino and alex wood now Glasnow is down. Should i drop any and all of these guys? In my RCL i’m #1 in hitting last in pitching. The only pitching category im have big numbers in in IP.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Wood and Heaney don’t need to be owned

  32. Cram It says:
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    My auction roto team leads the league in wins, ERA (2.50) and WHIP (1.00). Drafted Clevinger, Berrios, Glasnow, Ryu, E-Rod, Paddack and Woodruff (Dropped for Chirinos). More of a nod to auction leagues. You don’t have to worry about getting sniped on those “late round” guys that others reach for.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally, just grab whoever it is you want

  33. Jeremy Burke says:
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    Weaver vs Pit. ($8.1)
    Or
    Martin Perez @Sea.($9.7)
    Thanks guys youre the best

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d start both, Weaver if you can only choose one.

  34. Game Of Throws says:
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    Drop Moustakis for Josh Bell?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

  35. Curious George says:
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    Love the write up – especially the Seager blurb, but thought springer was on a similar track of never living up to hype so i avoided. Sad.

    Saves and hold ROS who is your favorite: Luke Jackson, Jeremy jeffress, Hansel Robles, Zach Britton, ottavino, Archie Bradley, David Robertson, Cody Allen, junior guerra

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Jeffress, Britton, Ottavino for me, they’re all close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Ottavino, Britton, Jackson

  36. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Want Saves: Drop Barnes or Jackson?
    For my 1 DL slot: Glasnow; Nelson; or Eovaldi?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Barnes and Glasnow

  37. Brett Myrick says:
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    No Openers today, though the Brewers merit watching as they’ve shown a willingness to put an opener in front of Peralta, the current probable. High probability of a rain out though, so they are likely to play it straight today.

    Are you starting Boyd vs. Hou today in a 12 team mixed? Stream-o-nator hates his start (-7.8), but it always seems to dislike Boyd (and Strahm, I’ve noticed).

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d start him in H2H, pass in roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Brett! Agree with DT

      • Brett Myrick says:
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        Late breaking Yanks opener. If Loaisiga is healthy he’ll get the bulk of the “relief” (likely, move seems innings-managementish). High chance of rainout in Bronx so tread lightly

  38. Life's a Pitch says:
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    Glasnow…ouch. Gausman or Desclafani ROS? Also who is the better minor league stash Pivetta or Alex Reyes?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Desclafani & Reyes for me

  39. jogon says:
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    One year league :

    Drop Romo for Cishek ?

    Drop Folty for Eflin. ?

    Tks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold on both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Romo and Eflin

  40. anon says:
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    Was offered Khris Davis, Andujar, and Brandon Lowe for Benintendi, Muncy, and Corbin Martin – thoughts?

    Thank you

  41. chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    hope you had a nice weekend.

    h2h 12 team mix
    avg, obp, rbi, runs, tb, hr, sb

    1. Should I drop Shaw and add Cesar Hernandez, LeMahieu or La Stella?

    2. Should I drop Mazara? I got Meadows that came back from the DL, and recently adquire Dahl.
    we carry 3 OF, and 1 Utl. Right now i have:
    Acuña, Dahl, Mazara, Meadows
    UTL TIm Anderson and/Or Nelson Cruz

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, you too! 1. La Stella 2. Yes

  42. peacecoast says:
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    vogelbach has cooled off. drop for dietrich,urshela, moreland?

  43. Joe Schmo says:
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    C Frazier or tapia. Thanks !

  44. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    Jo- Ma over C. Walker or Mancini?

    Astudillo or Alfaro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini — Alfaro

  45. Don't be a Hader says:
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    No one has a problem dropping Keirmaeir for Tapia??
    Except MAYBE Son…who’s man-crush article on this guy had me convinced he might be rostering in a 12 team mixer. Then even his own team fell out of love and he got benched for against LH’ers.

  46. Jedi says:
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    Grey,

    Flowers and Goodrum, classic!

    -add L Weaver (v. Pit) or J Eickhoff (v. Mil)?

    Thanks!

  47. uncle ernie says:
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    Hi Grey. My Abreu for his Chapman. 8 team roto. They look pretty equal except for Abreu should hit for a higher average. Tour thoughts. Thanks

    • uncle ernie says:
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      He also has Bryant to offer for Abreu but not totally confident with Bryant

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chapman who? Prolly not

      • uncle ernie says:
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        Matt

  48. kilkennybrian says:
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    Jose Ramirez continues to not hit (to your awesome call)
    ROS, Rank these hitters
    JRam, Kris Bryant, Rendon, Merrifield, Correa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup… Rendon, JRam, , Whit, Bryant

  49. PD says:
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    What’s the thinking on JP Crawford? Has hit in all 3 games so far, #2 in the order. I’m way back of the pack in runs.

    Before lineups get locked pick 2: Crawford, Almedys, Marwin or Niko?

    Thanks as always!

  50. Dong Show says:
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    In a dynasty, would you rather have Corbin Martin or Touki?

      • Dong Show says:
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        Thanks Grey! Love Touki and his stuff but he just seemes destined to be a RP if he has control issues. I’m In desperate need of arms (esp after losing Glas) and I can’t wait on Touki anymore.

        Hope you have a great day!

  51. Paul Visconti says:
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    I have room for one sir who should i snag for the rest of the season. Points league. Jonny lasagna or freddie peralta

  52. Which is a better IL stash, Tyler Glasnow or Jameson Taillon? Thx

  53. Mike says:
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    Christian Walker for Tyler Glasnow?

    Yahoo 12 team, 5 keepers.

      • Mike says:
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        Does “sure” mean do it for Walker?
        Or “sure” means to do it to get Glasnow?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re saying Walker for Glasnow, so that’s sure for Glasnow — It’s just a flyer at this point tho, and not sure if either are keepers

  54. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Good Morning Grey!

    After multiple offers back and forth with Bryant and Harper being the keystone pieces, I got offered his Harper for my Bryant. Had he’d accepted this trade when I offered him it on Tuesday, it would have cost me 2 categories in H2H. Harper is $47 to keep and might go up a couple $, while Bryant is $38 and will probably only go up to $40. Here’s my roster with guys I would think about keeping with next year’s probable price. My guess is I have enough other value that I’d just throw back Harper and If I wanted him, I just pay the $50+. Bryant would be a different story, as he’d be kept.

    So, are you still selling Bryant high, and buying Harper low??

    10-TM, NL-ONLY H2H, 5×5(OBP), Keep-5 ($280)

    Roster:
    CA Cervelli
    1B Rizzo (40)
    2B Hernandez (11)
    3B Rendon (35)
    SS Hampson (13)
    IF Escobar (13)
    OF Acuna (40)
    OF Bryant (40)
    OF Robles (13)
    OF Mac Williamson
    UT Hernan Perez
    IL Zimmerman

    SP Musgrove (6)
    SP Ryu (10)
    SP Eflin (4)
    SP Mikolas
    SP T. Richards
    RP Yates (13)
    RP Jackson
    RP Stripling
    RP Kintzler
    B Matz,
    B M. Kelly,
    B Kimbrel (11)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Harper

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        Done Deal! Thanks!

        Kang on the IL. Drop one of Perez or Mac for him?

        • Pugs & Slugs says:
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          I meant drop one of them for Moran.

  55. EG says:
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    Lose Aguilar for Bell at 1B?

    Also, prefer Ohtani, Devers, Bell for bench/utility spot?

    Thanks

  56. Joe Beisbol says:
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    I now have a vacant OF spot that I need to fill until Stanton comes back. I’m thinking Jose Martinez is my likely add (Verdugo also available). But who is my drop? Is it Peacock because his second start this week is against the BoSox? Dozier because he’s usually on my bench and the prediction systems aren’t high on him for this year (unless Rizzo’s back tightness worsens)? Matz unless the Mets announce he will, in fact, return this week? Robles because I have five closers and he’s racking up the fewest saves (though his peripherals are solid)? Or should I just be pushing hard for a 2-for-1 trade?

    12-team, 5×5, h2h, redraft

    C – Realmuto; 1B – Rizzo; 2B – LaStella; 3B – Suarez; SS – Schoop; OF – Springer, Conforto, [VACANT]; Util – Voit; Bench – Dozier; IL – Turner, Stanton

    SP – Caleb, Castillo, Eflin, Gibson*, Mats (IL), Peacock*, Quintana, Weaver
    RP – Hicks, Holland, Jackson, Robles, Vazquez,
    * = two-start pitcher/streamer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I guess Peacock, I don’t know anyone’s matchups

      • Joe Beisbol says:
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        Peacock is @DET today and @BOS on Saturday.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Those don’t sound great

  57. William Hung says:
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    Travis Shaw ended up getting into the extra inning game on Saturday – promptly went 0-3 with 3 Ks but he did have a walk, so yay?

    Also, as of today he is exactly at 50% ownership in Y! leagues… he is at the cutoff for the weekly buy/sell! YAY!

    • William Hung says:
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      Dahl-related question: Where did all the “Dahl can’t hit lefties” talk come from? After the weekend where the Rockies faced 3 lefties, Dahl is now a career .283 hitter against lefties, and for this season, his BA is now up to .333

      Am I missing something?

      • Cram It says:
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        Who said he can’t lefties?

        • William Hung says:
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          there were comments last week from random people when Dahl was sitting against the Giants, and then some more before the Padres series where people were speculating on whether or not Dahl would continue to sit since the Padres were facing 3 lefties

          • Cram It says:
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            Oh. So random comments from unknowledgeable fantasy baseballers who make a mountain out of a molehill.

          • Coolwhip

            Todd25 says:
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            the takeaway is bud black for some reason chooses to sit him against lefties sometimes, which confuses us all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw is having himself a very memorable year

  58. Dancin Homer says:
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    Hope you had a great weekend! Now back to the grind;

    Got a few questions for ya:

    1.) 12-team mixed league; you holding or dropping Lucchesi?

    2.) to open up a spot to stream (shorter bench league); do you drop either Kepler or Tapia

    3.) Since he looks to have the job (albeit likely temporary) where would you rank Cishek vs. other closers / tiers?

    4.) who you like more: Renfroe or Tapia?

    As always, I appreciate the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold 2. Kepler 3. Maybe 5 up from the bottom of the worst 4. Tapia

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Thanks Grey.

        on a side note, SON loves T. Thornton’s 2x starts this week. Would you drop Woodruff for Thornton?

        I have a total of 5 transactions I can make this week if that changes anything.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d try Trent

  59. DonnieB says:
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    Renfroe,Tapia or Inciarte ROS?

    Odor or Peraza ROS? Or drop both and go with two OF from above?

    12 team roto keeper league. Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender, Tapia

      Drop both

  60. Handy Afterall says:
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    ‘ morning,

    Should I shutter my griffin canning factory, and pick up some giolito fro-yo?

    Have fun,
    Handy

      • Handy Afterall says:
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        thanks!

  61. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! Love that we’re getting some Tapia love!

    1. Do you believe in the Tapia love enough to start him in a 5-game week against Sale, E-Rod, and 3 PHI righties including Nola and Eichoff? Other options are Fletcher or La Stella, who have 6 games against MIN and KC (1 lefty). Tron doesn’t like any of these guys yet, so isn’t super helpful in picking who to bench between the 3.

    2. What 2 pitchers below are you SITTING this week? I had been planning to bench Happ and Lucchesi, but SON loves their starts more than anyone else’s this week. I’m leading in W and 2nd in ERA but very behind in K.

    Bassit @ DET ($7.1)
    Hill @ CIN ($10.8)
    Odorizzi v LAA (negative $3.3)
    Woodruff (@PHI + @ ATL, both zero dollars)
    Lucchesi (v. PIT $20.1)
    Happ (v BAL $21.8)

    Thanks!

    • I put him on my bench this week. 5 games might not play one. One rainout now your down to three games. Not worth it I believe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup! 1. I’d go with extra games from Fletcher 2. Woodruff, Hill

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks!

  62. dk says:
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    Haha, is the Miles Marker the new Wandy Line?

    Oh, 2011, a simpler time.

  63. negatto says:
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    Which side?

    Hoskins/Berrios/Alfaro or Yelich/Mallex

    Thanks

  64. dude says:
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    Thoughts on dealing Dahl for Buxton? My team could use some SB help, but I hate giving up the Coors upside with Dahl. Just have a feeling he’s going to go on a tear sometime soon.

    • edietrich1962 says:
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      Don’t think Buxton has been doing much of anything so I would stay with Dahl.

    • Cram It says:
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      Get cheaper steals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  65. Prettay, Prettay, Prettaaaay, Prettay good! says:
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    Grey,

    Thanks for the sell call on Tim Anderson. My team needed a boost this weekend. If you don’t mind, could you do a sell on Anthony Rendon too, he hasn’t been great since coming back from injury and could use the Albright bump.

    Rockies question: I have one available spot on my roster for a bat and was thinking of picking up either Brendan Rodgers or Tapia. This is a keeper league. 14 team mixed 5×5 and I currently have a full lineup so I could sit on Rodgers for a little while. Derek Dietrich is also available but I feel dirty spending FAAB on him despite his production. THoughts?

    • greyheadgary says:
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      Always get good advice here but you know Tim Anderson sell is flat out….what? Even if his hitting and power regresses its hard to give up what he gives you in steals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon SELL!!! Not really, I need to really believe it, don’t I?

      Tapia

  66. Jeremy Burke says:
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    Been offered Vlad jr for my Ryu in a head to head 12 team 6×6?
    Whatchu think?

    • edietrich1962 says:
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      That is hard one but with way pitching is not sure I could part with Ryu.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Vlad Jr.

  67. Woolly the Mammoth says:
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    Thanks Grey, best part of my Monday morning right tharrr, right tharrr.

    Rank Austin Meadows, Trey Mancini, Domingo Santana, Stephen Piscotty ROS please.

    Also, should I offer Goldy for Kris Bryant in a keep forever points league where I need to improve at third base (La Stella) and I have wealth at first base (Rizzo, Freeman)?

    • Cram It says:
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      Flip Trey and Domingo.

      Yes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Agree with Cram

  68. rhodyballer says:
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    C. Martin or Luchessi?

  69. BBHHI says:
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    Grey:
    Who do you like better: G. Canning or C. Martin?

    • William Hung says:
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      there are 2 C. Martins now…

      • BBHHI says:
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        Cody

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cody?

      I’d try Corbin Martin

  70. edietrich1962 says:
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    Wondering if you would mind ranking following prospects considering how they will do along with when they will be called up:

    Yordan Alvarez, Keston Kiura, Austin Riley, Mountcastle, Brendan Rogers, Luis Urias, others??

    Do any of them really make much of impact when they get the call??

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mountcastle, Alvarez, Riley, but I don’t know where the latter two are playing

      • edietrich1962 says:
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        Kiura is playing for Brewers AAA
        Rogers for Rockies AAA
        Urias for Padres AAA

        Guess look like u are pretty high on Mountcastle, Alvarez and Riley then???

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hiura not Kiura

          I’m trying to find the guys with possible playing time in the majors

          • edietrich1962 says:
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            sorry about that spelling.

            I am also trying to find players worthy of stashing for callup soon and who might make some sort of impact.

            Am I correct that you do not believe much in that approach and will just maybe wait until callup actually happens??

  71. Mr. Rickey says:
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    12 team roto – Mallex is available and I could use steals. Drop any of these:

    Peraza
    Profar
    Inciarte

    Same league – hold or stream Fried, Porcello, Martin Perez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza — Stream Porcello

  72. Bat Flip says:
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    Please rank these for ROS in a standard roto

    Baez, Springer, JD Martinez, Harper

    It’s for a potential trade

      • Bat Flip says:
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        Which of these offers do I take? I have Hoskins at 1B and Bell alternates between bench and UTIL slot for me. It’s a shallow 10-team standard roto. I could use help in batting average while not giving up R/HR/RBI.

        1. I give Harper/Bell/Weaver for K.Bryant/Greinke
        2. I give Harper/Bell for Baez
        3. I give Harper/Bell for JD

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t like any of these… I guess 3, 2, 1 if I had to

          • Bat Flip says:
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            I don’t have to do any of them. But, I have Yelich, Acuna and Rosario in OF. Hoskins at 1B who is preferred over Bell. Mondesi and Harper in UTIL with Bell on bench or UTIL in place of Harper

            Primarily looking for an upgrade for someone I can keep in my starting lineup everyday.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You’re trading Harper/Bell for essentially an equal part as Harper

              • Bat Flip says:
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                Maybe, but Bell doesn’t get in my starting lineup everyday and there’s no guarantee he keeps up this pace. Also, with all other categories being equal, I would rather have JD’s or Baez’s average over Harper…and Baez can chip in 20 SB too.

                That said, I countered with Harper/Luke Weaver for either JD or Baez. I’m solid at SP without Weaver – Cole, Buehler, Corbin, Carrasco, Marquez. Do you like either of these deals?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’d take Baez

  73. Thundershoe says:
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    Morning, Grey!

    A. Need to sit two of the following, who should they be?

    Paddack @LAD, L. Castillo vs CHC, P. Lopez vs NYM, Marquez @Bos

    B. Glad I was able to snag Giolito with Glasnow going down. So far, it looks like Giolito has beaten up on weaker lineups. Are we throwing him out there against tougher teams like HOU, BOS, MIN, etc. (based on a quick look at the White Sox’s remaining first half schedule)?

    C. Muncy for MIkolas trade in a points league. Which side wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Lopez, Marquez B. Gotta try him him C. Muncy

      • Thundershoe says:
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        Thanks, follow-up to A:

        Would you take P. Lopez’s (vs NYM) or Marquez’s (@BOS) start over either Lucchesi vs PIT or E-Rod vs COL?

  74. SpecialFNK says:
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    is Chavis someone reliable to start at 2B in fantasy, or should I be looking to upgrade?

    this is my team.
    CA- Garver. 1B- Olson. 2B- Chavis. 3B- Chapman. SS- DeJong
    OF- KDavis. OF- Braun. OF- Senzel. UT- Aguilar. UT- Dozier
    BN- Shaw, Pederson, Cron, MGonzalez, MxSmith.
    SP- Scherzer. SP- Buehler. RP- Osuna. RP- Jackson.
    P- Rodriguez. P- Hill. P- Maeda.
    BN- Minor

    • SpecialFNK says:
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      EDIT: I have DL players with Trea Turner for SS as well as Scooter Gennett for 2B, but Gennett will be awhile.

    • Cram It says:
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      What’s wrong with Chavis? As Grey said in his blurb….

  75. ozzie smith says:
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    Nothing better than the Monday morning cup of coffee and the FML’s weekend recap, thanks brother!
    10 team h2h 5×5 redraft league allowing 4 moves per week.
    My team
    C Contreras
    1 Rizzo
    2 Albies
    SS Segura
    3 Rendon
    CI Chapman
    MI Moncada
    OF Acuña
    OF Soto
    OF Santana
    U Ohtani
    BN Mallex Smith
    DL Judge
    DL Tatis Jr

    SP Ryu
    SP Soroka
    RP Yates
    RP Hader
    P Treinen
    P Wade Davis
    P Greg Holland
    P Luke Jackson
    BN Kimbrel
    BN Domingo German
    BN Peacock (streamer)
    BN Porcello (streamer)

    This is my team as it stands now after a lot of adjustment, hitting has been solid every week, sometimes incredible when everyone is healthy and clicking on all cylinders. Any issues you would address?

    Pitching has been up and down, I’m wining saves every week, wins and K’s some weeks depending on matchups.
    Whip and ERA have been a major pain in the ass, every week I’m stepping on a landmine or 2 with my streaming and getting destroyed, looking at you McHugh, Musgrove, Touissant, Skaggs, etc.
    Going forward with my newest acquisitions (Ryu, Treinen) I am going to scale way back on my streaming most weeks when I play opponents with stacked starting pitching. I will focus on winning era, whip, and saves which will nullify their early pitching draft picks.
    We only have a 13 inning pitch minimum requirement every week.
    Some guys I’m eyeing on the wire include
    Giolito
    Carlos Martinez
    Davies
    Lots of sexy middle relievers Pressley, Guerra, etc.
    Any tinkering you would suggest with the pitching or anything against the strategy?
    Thanks everyone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Giolito over Porcello

  76. luvdarooks says:
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    Harold Ramirez or M Williamson for….. do I DROP DUGGAR ??? in a 4×4 where RUNS do not count and BA does

      • luvdarooks says:
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        Forgot to add I only get 3 waives / year. I am first .. in top 3 in HR RBI middle in AVE.
        I am concerned Donaldson- J Iglesias Shaw and C Walker will all lose playing time so if Williamson is relegated as a Ptimer….. hmmmm I guess I still get more HR and RBI than Duggar at full time hahaha got my answer ALMOST Do I burn the waiver considering the playing time reduction that looms on the other guys ?? League is really thin NL only
        Use the first or 3 waivers or not ??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mac over Duggar

  77. pizza5788 says:
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    Tapia Kiki or Alex Gordon

  78. Dave D says:
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    Really interesting weekend in both good and bad ways. One DC team I had Bregman/Springer going but lost Glasnow. Fortunately I have Odorizzi acing there and Turnbull fills some void but the rotation is much thinner without Glasnow. Ouch!

    How about Brandon Dixon? Not bad for a guy I got at pick 700+ in DC and largely went undrafted. I’m gonna start playing him finally. Great weekend for him.

    But this Fletcher/Asspuss drama is really something else. So Fletch tears it up at leadoff and gets bumped to 9th again on Fri/Sat, back to leadoff on Sunday. What the holy hell? This is really getting frustrating. Topping it off, he just got OF eligibility in NFBC so he has a lot of value if he plays, leads off and has MI/CI/OF eligibility in a 15 team format but…. WTF, Brad!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I know, it’s incredible with Fletcher… Even beyond him hitting, even if he wasn’t hitting, he should be at leadoff since they literally have no one else worth considering for lead off

      • Dave D says:
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        I’m to the point of benching him where I can just because, but I was there last Monday and it burned me. In two leagues I have him and McNeil. Very similar except Mc has less speed but at least he’s solidly entrenched in the leadoff role for now. I should probably drop Fletcher or bench him there but I can’t bring myself to it, especially the way all but one or two of my rosters have been ravaged by injuries.

        By the way, how long until we change the conversation about Mitch Moreland and his 48 homer pace to “career year” and “I’m not drafting him next year” due to inflated ADP?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Moreland has a long way until that point, I think, but he’s 6 weeks of the way in that direction

  79. BigToeCrusher says:
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    6×6 OPS – Trade Soto for KH Davis? I need HR, RBI, OPS

  80. Mark Maharaj says:
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    Keeping tabs.

    Jordan Luplow worth speculative add?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I guess, in an AL-Only league

  81. Stream Weaver says:
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    Gibson or Gioloto ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gibson is safer, Giolito is sexier

      • Stream Weaver says:
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        I prefer sexy. Thanks Grey

  82. web says:
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    Tapia or clint frazier

    • web says:
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      Nvm, saw you answered this earlier…ty

  83. steve stevenson says:
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    AL-only keeper, would you give a $2 Chavis for an unkeepable Berrios? What if I had to throw in a $5 Boyd as well? My team is good enough to go for it this year, but is also stronger in pitching cats than hitting right now. BUT but, the bats should come around as I recently activated Lindor and Ohtani and have Eloy and Giancarlo returning eventually.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I mean, just Chavis for Berrios — sure… But don’t throw in Boyd

  84. Lars says:
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    In dire straights in my head to head league with pitching (kluber, glasnow, etc owner). Was just offered Snell, Wheeler, and Charlie Blackmon for my Yelich. Thoughts?

    • uncle ernie says:
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      Depends on your needs there’s some good arms there. Based on my experiences with Yelich it’s only a matter of time before his back acts up and playing time uncertainty begins. But again just my input.

  85. Mafia says:
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    League I’m in has no IL spot. Do I drop Glasnow to pick up Corbin Martin or hold Glasnow.
    Thanks

  86. ctrengove says:
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    Good morning, Grey!

    My 5th OF spot has been a constant rotation all season. Lately, I’ve been flipping between Renfroe, Tapia, and Soler, while Verdugo is also available.

    I’m curious your current ROS ranking of those 4 (Renfroe, Soler, Tapia, Verdugo) and if I should just hold on any 1 of them?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Soler or Tapia, depends if Tapia was in Coors

      • ctrengove says:
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        Cheers, Grey!

  87. Cram It says:
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    Smith or Jones?

    • knucks says:
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      Tough call! I’d prob just hold onto Hernandez for now.

      • Cram It says:
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        I already dropped Hernandez for Martinez.

      • William Hung says:
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        try agbayani

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Benny and the Mets!

  88. ukhalo says:
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    Dynasty league, nine keepers, 20 man minor rosters.

    Been offered Starling Marte for Austin Riley, thoughts?

  89. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Luke Jackson or Barnes ROS for Saves

    • The Big Yabu says:
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      ROTO OVERLORD!
      We sure miss you in the Frequent Commenters League. Plenty of time to come back and make your team competitive, at least. Hope to see you there soon!

      • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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        I never got a reminder in the week of draft, I was so looking forward to it also, I tried to go back through the RCL listings and didn’t know what league number I was in…GOTA BE AN EASIER WAY LOL!!!!!! I look forward to showing u what I am capable of , as my mixed league and my AL only teams are both strong as per the USH

  90. erad says:
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    Yawndy Diaz is so boring he hits 2 HRs on Sunday and still doesn’t make the Monday morning recap.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yawndy’s got so many muscles too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He didn’t hit 2 HRs on Sunday, if anyone’s skimming these comments

      • erad says:
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        Ah sleep deprived dad brain, my b!

  91. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    H.Dozier and Dahl vs Bell and E.Rosario?

    • Cram It says:
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      Rosario

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  92. jose says:
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    Good Monday morning, Grey!

    So upfront, I realize asking a questions about a 10 team, H2H, points, keep 25 league isn’t quite 5×5 roto (and that points leagues are very scoring system driven), but wanted to throw this question out there.

    I picked up Senzel when news broke he was getting the call in the anticipation of him gaining CF eligibility and taking over for the placeholder that was Jason Heyward (was Odubel Herrera and Kiermier at times too) in CF. Senzel looks like a solid option, but I’m having serious Tapia FOMO! He can’t last on waivers much longer. Who would you take? Trade analyzer (for 12 team 5×5) says Senzel in a landslide. Senzel would also be my backup 2B for Albies, who is mt only other player with 2B eligability and should get more consistent playing time. I’m dreaming on those Summers in Coors. I’m all in for this season so I’m not overly concerned about the keeper situation.

    Rest of my batters are:
    C) Astudillo
    1B) Freeman
    2B) Albies
    3B) Bryant
    SS) Correa (with Turner on IL)
    LF) Acuna (only needs 2 more appearances in CF to be eligible at that position)
    CF) Senzel
    RF) Betts
    UTIL) J Turner
    UTIL) E Suarez
    UTIL) Brantly

    IL) Jimenez

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are you asking to drop Senzel? No, you shouldn’t

      • jose says:
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        That was the question. Afraid of missing out on the next multi-category threat from Coors.

        Felt like I knew the answer, but sometimes just need someone else to say it.

        Thanks as always!

  93. LG Baseball says:
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    Well done Grey! Also buying Giolito…

    Who do you like more in a keeper and is it close?:

    Hoskins or Alonso

    I have Alonso and trying to determine his go forward value.

    Thanks,
    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Hoskins

  94. RICE says:
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    Hey Grey! Hey DT!

    Please choose one of the below for two starts this week:

    Kikuchi vs OAK / vs. MIN
    Peacock @ DET / @BOS
    Eickhoff vs MIL / vs COL

    Thanks!

  95. Ciwa says:
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    Hi grey! I’m in a 12 team keeper league .
    I’d like to add Giolito but I really don’t know which pitcher i can cut.

    That’s my pitching staff

    KLUBER DL
    SEVERINO DL
    GLASNOW (Should be in DL but DL full with Stanton)
    MARTIN PEREZ
    JULIO URIAS
    KIKUCHI
    MAEDA
    BUEHLER

    Maybe Perez? Maeda?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sorry, seeing that’s a keeper… I guess Maeda, but you’re gonna have a hard time competing holding IL’d SPs

  96. themendozaline says:
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    I have a line up log jam right now. Points league, I need to move on from one of the following

    Jorge Polanco
    Corey Seager
    Tim Anderson
    Hunter Dozier

    Who gets the axe?

  97. Newman says:
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    Puig or Carrasco who would you rather have ROS in Points League.

  98. Murph says:
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    Winker or Tapia going forward?
    Thanks guys

  99. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 OPS QS

    Drop Mazara for Myers or Buxton?

    Drop Romo for Cishek?

  100. Martin Perez, Giolito, or Corbin Martin
    Please rank, Thanks!

  101. Evil Knebel says:
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    6×6 QS. Have Taillon and Glasnow and only one IL spot. Which one to drop and who’s the add. Top options are Woodruff Gibson Peacock Giolito. Moves limit prevents streaming. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon — Gibson

  102. Scandalous Bob says:
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    Drop Lucchesi for Giolito?

  103. Matty says:
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    For dynasty purposes Tapia is just a better version of Bader, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For the last few weeks

  104. MikeZ says:
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    Who would you hold on to in a 12 team roto with no bench (everyone starts): Leclerc or Corbin Martin? I was able to pick up Martin and right now, Leclerc is giving me nothing. I lucked out and drafted Greene, so I’m currently leading in saves, but that won’t last forever… Leclerc did have a decent outing last night, so maybe he’ll get the job back soon.

  105. Fogimon says:
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    Don’t know what to do about Tapia now. Doode flashes Top 20 OF potential every game he plays, which is the conundrum. When is he going to play? I’ve dropped McMahon and Shaw to hold on to Tapia, because mainly, I like seeing 3 for 4’s.

    Question is, when can he start? Pick 2;

    JHeyward – [email protected], [email protected] (all righties) (no, not ALT righties)
    Tapia – [email protected], [email protected] (3 lefties)
    Inciarte – 3vSTL, 3vMIL (all righties) (ha, same pun need not apply)
    AJones – 3vPIT, 3vSF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes, I hadn’t

  106. Jaca says:
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    Mornin Grey!!

    one enlongated 3 part question:

    Im first in all pitching cats, but my bats have been shit. Would you drop anyone of the below for Castellanos or Andujar? Only other notable bats available are Yandy and Soler.

    Dahl, Domingo, Senzel, Franny (Franmil Reyes…trying to get Franny to be a thing (#FrannyBeingFranny ?)), *Tatis Jr.

    *Tatis Jr. is taking a bench spot cus i have Clevinger and Glasnow on IL. I really want to keep the guy but he has basically no return timetable (maybe a week at best?) and is wasting away on my bench. Plus, I dont need speed, as im doubling-up second place in steals 42 to 26

    I dont think i can drop any arms for Castellanos or Andujar, but maybe you would? Now that Im typing this i know youre gonna tell me to drop Ray for Castellanos arent you…

    Marquez
    Paddack
    Bieber
    Weaver
    Ray
    Peacock (streaming)
    Yates
    Hand
    Hader
    Smith
    Iglesias

    Thanks Grey/DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha — Franny being Franny!

      So, you want to drop an arm for a bench bat? I wouldn’t do that

      • Jaca says:
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        well when ya put it that way..good point.

        So just ride out this batting slump? when I look at my bats i feel like i should be pretty dang competitive:

        ALfaro, Voit, Villar, Mondesi, Baez, Rosario, Puig, Dahl, Domingo, Senzel, Tatis Jr.

        Sucks Glasnow went down but I really enjoying streaming…cyclops-ing Corbin Martin, as he looked as much the part that we believed Whitley would fill. Stuff was electric albeit he was facing the Alrington Tx strikeout machines

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I think you’ll be all right, gotta hold at least to see

  107. Vincent Vega says:
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    12tm H2H with QS K’s and K\9 Drop Musgrove for C.Martin or Woodruff?

      • Vincent Vega says:
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        What about Musgrove for bassitt?

          • Vincent Vega says:
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            Thanks

  108. MondesiMyNewReligion says:
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    Can you please help me rank these SP for the rest of the season? 5×5 ROTO league.

    Strahm
    Giolito
    Fried
    Corbin Martin
    Soroka

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soroka, Strahm, Giolito

      • MondesiMyNewReligion says:
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        Forgot to add Gibson. Where would he be placed in the list?

  109. DB says:
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    Who’s the drop first
    Mikolas gets @texas, Braves, Cubs
    Porcello Astros, @bluejays, Indians

    Will Myers @dodgers, Pitt, Arizona, @toronto
    Reddick @detroit, @boston, cws, Boston
    Eduardo Escobar Pitt, sf, @sd, @sf

  110. Mo with the gimpy leg says:
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    Drop Joc for Verdugo?

  111. Db says:
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    Start Maeda vs Padres or straham vs dodgers game in la

  112. Db says:
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    Dan Murphy or Glasnow
    I have Edwin, and Jose Martinez

  113. Mike T says:
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    Adam jones or reddick?

  114. TC says:
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    Do I hold onto Piscotty or do I replace him with Tapia?

  115. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Would you consider Corey Seager a buy low or are you staying away? His xstats don’t look that great.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d buy him low if price was cheap enough

  116. Fogimon says:
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    Hey Grey, I feel like I’m always asking you for hitting advice, I finally have pitching questions for you, horray!

    Wondering if I can trust Marquez in BOS more than some others. Who is my weekest link this week;

    Bieber @CHW, vBAL
    Paddack @LAD, vPIT
    Kikuchi vOAK, vMIN
    Eickhoff vMIL, vCOL
    Scherzer vCHC
    Castillo vCHC
    Marquez @BOS
    German vBAL

    And would you bench any of the above for Giles (already have Yates starting)?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! I’d start all the SPs

  117. CentralCoastCali says:
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    Howdy Doody Grey,

    Thank you for keeping our week days live.

    I gambled on Springer, for runs, not those runs and everything else has been……also own Bregman and Blackman, goooooooood Sunday!!!

    Someone dropped Kluber, I picked him up and DL’d him. I also have Glasnow, we have two dl spots but if you had to choose, which one would you keep?

    Thank you and happy happy Monday,

    CCC

  118. Db says:
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    Starting woodruff @philly?

      • Dan says:
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        Pence or r. Rodriguez ?

  119. Drunk Mets PR Team says:
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    In my 12 team H2H (6×6 with OPS and QS) I was offered Matt Chapman for my Wheeler. My offense is much more loaded than my pitching, which has Nola, Corbin, Wheeler, Ryu and no other standouts. But in a vacuum, I like Chappy more… Should I do this despite my roster build and worry about SP later? Or hold?

      • Drunk Mets PR Team says:
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        Thanks!

  120. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. need to SIT one of the following. whos on the bench this week?

    benintendi – 2 vs col, 3 vs hou
    conforto – 3 @ was, 3 @ mia
    h dozier – 3 vs tex, 3 @ laa
    vlad – 2 @ sf, 4 @ cws

    thanks!

  121. I be Teheran it up! says:
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    Hey Grey good job as always! So MadBum was dropped this morning in my H2H pts league lol .. should I put a waiver claim on him? If so who should I drop from Odorizzi, Fried, M. Perez, Eichkoff, or L. Weaver? Thanks G

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure – Perez

  122. Baby Seal says:
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    Grey!

    Had a question the other day that led to another question. Forgot to ask the second one and posted the first one too late in the day, so you never got to either. Following along?!?

    1) Knowing you love Soto, who’s a SP you WOULD consider trading for him? You were pretty against the idea in general. I said Bauer or Sale. (12-team 5×5 H2H, blah blah blah)

    2) (question I never asked) When do you stop following the comments from the previous day, or however you keep track of the 7,000 questions you answer each day? How do you manage this?

    Imagine you’ve answered #2 a few times before, so feel free to point me in the right direction.

    Thanks!
    Baby Seal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sale 2. When I start writing tonight’s post usually

      • Baby Seal says:
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        1) Thanks! 2) Do you have an email account dedicated to replying to comments, or just scroll around and answer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I use WordPress app and answer like I’m texting

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Mostly, sometimes I’m on site

            • Baby Seal says:
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              Awesome, thanks for the inside baseball info!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No problem (you’re testing to see if I’m still around now)

  123. Ellis says:
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    mazara or tapia?

    thakn you

  124. Stumanji! says:
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    I own Blake Parker and Givens. Brasier and Cishek on waivers. Make a swap or tomato/tomahto? Limited moves league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cishek over Givens

  125. fausto

    fausto says:
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    tapia or verdugo?

  126. Ton says:
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    K/9 league, hr given up , Corbin Martin for musgrove? Or look for better

  127. JP says:
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    In need for a better IF spot:

    Would you trade Dahl (or V. Robles) for Josh Bell (or Tim Anderson)?

  128. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    Strong preference in a weekly league?

    Senzel 6 games on at home (4R, 2L)
    Dahl 5 games on the road (2R, 3L)

    I am leaning Senzel though Dahl has a few multi-hit games in his last 3 games.

    Thanks

    • Test Kitchen says:
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      And while I have you, mind ranking these OFs in my weekly league, standard categories?

      Dahl – 5 games
      Senzel – 6 games
      Franmill Reyes – 6 games
      Jorge Soler – 6 games

      I have 2 spots for those 4 guys. Don’t have any huge needs in any particular category.

      Thanks

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Franmil, Soler

  129. Jacks says:
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    Which Hunter do I start this week… Pence or Dozier?

  130. Quit Yo Pitchin says:
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    Grey,

    League: H2H 5×5 categories 10 Teams Keeper League

    My Team:

    C: W. Contreras
    1B: P. Alonso
    2B: M. Moustakas
    3B: R. Devers
    SS: A. Mondesi
    2B/SS: M. Chavis
    1B/3B: C. Santana
    OF: C. Blackmon
    OF: R. Hoskins
    OF: V. Robles
    OF: M. Haniger
    UTIL: A. Meadows

    Bench: M. Franco
    Bench: H. Renfroe
    Bench: A. Hicks
    Bench: M. Olson
    IL: T. Turner

    SP: M. Mikolas, T. Bauer, Z. Wheeler, K. Gibson, C. Smith, E. Rodriguez, M. Soroka and C. Martin
    RP: S. Doolittle and K. Yates
    IL: S. Manaea
    IL: T. Glasnow

    1. M. Franco(own) or Y. Diaz, D. Fletcher ROS?
    2. M. Olson(own) or Y. Diaz, D. Fletcher ROS?

    Since it is a keeper League as these rookies are available as stashes over any of above:

    Y. Alarez, B. Rodgers, C. Biggio and K. Hiura….Position not an issue

    3. W. Ramos(pwn) or C. Vazquez, R. Chirinos, J. Lucroy or W. Astudilo ROS? (another League)

    Thanks in advance you and your guys are the best!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yordan 2. Hold 3. Hold

      • Quit Yo Pitchin says:
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        Thank you as always good shizz…Not a fan of Y. Diaz over M. Franco? or are you telling me Yordan will be better than both whenever he is up?

        Possibly?… Y. Diaz over M. Franco and Y. Alvarez over H. Renfro?

        Lastly, who is the drop if I make these moves when T. Turner comes of IL?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No point in having bench bats, may as well stash someone — Yandy over Maikel tho too — Can lose Renfroe for Trea

          • Quit Yo Pitchin says:
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            Thanks you da man!

  131. Josh says:
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    Is pagan going to get us any saves or drop?

  132. Steve says:
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    Are you benching or dropping Darvish at this point? 6BB last time out…

    Is he broken?

    3. I lost Glasnow, 12T roto, start Darvish @ Cin or 2 start Woodruff @PHI & @ATL?

    Thanks

    • Grey

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      Start Yu of those

  133. Sammy saints says:
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    Who would be your target out of these guys
    Tanaka, Marco g, hamels, arrieta, means, ryu
    He has no saves guys so I’ll package Corbin Martin, porcello and either Alvarado or brasier for one of those guys?

  134. Who do you prefer? Hosmer or Matt Olson for ros?
    Thanks!

  135. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Would it be recommended that I drop one of Muncy, H Dozier, Conforto, Rosario, or Dahl for Brocktune? 12 tm h2h

  136. Db says:
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    What’s up with Robert Stephenson? Stash?

  137. kilkennybrian says:
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    Working on shedding my one JRam share, here’s my scenario-
    12 team, 6×6 (OPS, QS)
    I’m in first, mostly because of my great SP and solid enough hitting. Still, I have an owner intrigued into buying JRam.

    My one somewhat weakness is closer (Holland, Parker, Givens, Kimbrel on shelf) so I could use a closer.

    The offer is basically Edwin Diaz AND another piece-
    Either Domingo or Puig (my choice), but I also COULD potentially hold him hostage for a SP (Flaherty or Bieber maybe) but I’m deep at SP and he may not even do that.

    My question is,
    1.) Do you prefer Puig or Domingo, and based on that
    2.) Would you trade JRam for Edwin Diaz and ^ hitter?

    Added context, I’ve shopped JRam most of the year and haven’t really found an interested owner or a good price tag. I know it’s not a great time to sell, but his average is killing me and his price is seemingly faltering by the day.

    Would love some advice on this. Thanks.

    • Cram It says:
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      I wouldn’t trade him for an SP if you’re already strong there.

      I also wouldn’t trade him for the other offer (get cheaper saves), but it’s your first place team and you know your roster.

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        I meant Diaz AND one of the starters. But it’s tough, I don’t want to give JRam away but I do still feel like his name outweighs his value (the core definition of a sell)

        He also has Dahl, should I give a take it or leave it offer of Dahl and Edwin for Jram? I have a bunch of OF (Franmil, SmithJr., Tapia, Mallex, and 1b/OF elg of JoMa, Braun, Gallo, Ohtani) so for a 4OF, 1B, CI UTIL roster, I’m losing a ton of flexibility.

        I don’t know. Maybe these trade talks are fruitless.

        • Cram It says:
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          I know, but the SP doesn’t help you for what you need. He’s not going to hit .200 all year, so you’re in line for better production from him. You’ve weathered the worst of him already, reap the rewards of a return to normal.

          Dahl is in the same bucket as Puig and Domingo. Your OF is risky but I would ove one for a cheaper closer.

        • Cram It says:
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          Or hell, if your SP is so stacked, move one of them.

          • kilkennybrian says:
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            True. Agree on all fronts. Thanks Cram

            • Cram It says:
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              Cheers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, do better than that

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        True. Maybe I’m better off holding in general.

  138. Db says:
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    Paddack or Corbin Martin, porcello, Alvarado

    • Db says:
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      Same question for eikoff, straham, Boyd, Nola, Morton, Kershaw. Which one is actually realistic

      • Db says:
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        He said he’ll do paddack but I gotta take Shaw from and add a hitter
        I can add Dan Murphy, ee, will Myers, soler, moose, Jose Martinez, Eduardo Escobar, Vlad Jr

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t follow any of this

          • Db says:
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            He said he wants to get rid of Travis Shaw and I gotta add a hitter

            • knucks says:
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              You need to format your question/comment better in order to get back the best answers…

              Who has Paddack you or him? Daniel Murphy is prob the least desirable bat you listed as owning.

              Paddack + Daniel Murphy
              OR
              Nola + Travis Shaw

              Is this the scenario Db?

  139. sal says:
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    Start Flavor Flav.. I mean yeah Boyd! tonight or does Houston scare you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Houston scares me

  140. ozzie smith says:
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    Scale of 1-20 how do you like peacocks start @ Detroit tonight? Streamonator moderately likes it.
    Playing a team in h2h with stacked SP this week so don’t want my ratios wrecked on the first day of the week!

      • Cram It says:
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        I was thinking 11.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pretty conservative of you

          • Cram It says:
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            When in doubt, err on the side of “ehhhhhhhh”.

  141. Stumanji! says:
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    Mallex Smith rumored to be back up to Sea today (or very soon). Are we encouraged enough by him raking at AAA Tacoma to grab him in a 10 tm league, or leave him alone until he proves he doesn’t stink? I’d be dropping a streaming SP, limited moves league.

    • Cram It says:
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      You only want him for his SBs. So if you need the SBs, why not take a shot on him for a few days?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Where is he playing in Seattle?

    • Stumanji! says:
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      Well, not really needs-based; it’s more a question of all-around value versus a shmotato like Pence. I have a full IL and with the news that Tatis is still a week away, I’ll have to plug this pickup directly into my starting lineup at Util.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d go Mallex over Pence

      • Cram It says:
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        Pence is playing and hitting.

  142. Tyler says:
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    This is my first year owning Khris Davis in a weekly H2H points league. I knew his weekly production would have highs and lows but did not expect these extreme highs and lows. Is this extreme streakiness who he is? I have never looked at his weekly historical production
    . To be fair, he has been hurt for the past week plus and finally returned yesterday (he went 2 for 4). It’s been over a month since he homered. Do I continue leaving him in the lineup and hope he gets hot or should I wait until the power starts up again? I can only make lineup changes on Mondays.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leave him in your lineup, he’s streaky, yes

  143. florida jack says:
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    lasagne not starting for the yankees tonight——cessa instead

    lasagne may follow cessa after 2-3 innings

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Interesting, thanks Florida Jack!

      • florida jack says:
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        lasagna to the DL —shoulder strain

    • Stumanji! says:
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      This “opener” trend is really breaking my balls in QS leagues…

  144. negatto says:
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    Who is a better add for saves?

    Cishek or continue to hold Jeffress as a handcuff for Hader?

    I guess I’m wondering what the feeling is from the group on whether Jeffress will see saves at some point. Hate eating up a bench spot for a handcuff that may never happen.

    • Cram It says:
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      Even if he does see saves at some point…Cishek is getting them now. You want now production over speculative.

  145. Dan says:
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    In a 14 team H2H points league, 10 keepers. K’s Count against.

    Trade offer: I give Tim Anderson/Verdugo get Aldaberto Mondesi. Other outfielders are Conforto, Pham, Castellanos, Peralta, Soler. Thinking I pull the trigger

    which side of trade do you prefer?

  146. The Other JC says:
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    Looking at Ender’s poor production this year (and batting 8th) coupled with a very poor steals success rate last year (After April), I think he is droppable in 12 Just don’t think he is a 25 – 30 steals guy this year. Unless he gets back to leading off, I am not seeing the upside. I am holding Chavis and McNeil instead until they cool off. Am I missing something?

  147. AJ says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Wins, Saves, ERA Whip K per 9 Quality Start league

    Would you drop woodruff for luchessi?

  148. Stream Weaver says:
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    drop shaw for Ender? I know the shaw questions are tired. Forget that guy. Thanks for the help Grey.

  149. Steve says:
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    Moving forward, please rank 10t 5×5 UTIL:

    A Hicks, Meadows, Domingo S, Olson

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meadows, Domingo

    • Steve says:
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      Have Hicks on IL and need to drop someone from this list to activate him. Or else drop Astudillo.

      Could also possibly drop a pitcher, J Gray, Hendricks or E-Rod. No easy answer here.

      Question: drop Olson or Domingo to activate Hicks? Otherwise drop my catcher or lesser SP if I should keep Olson & Domingo.

      Thanks

  150. Trickrey says:
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    This may have been asked already but do you prefer Martin perez or Giolito in a 12 team redraft 5×5 QS?

  151. Cram It says:
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    I just realized how dominating my offense is in ‘Perts league. Watch out for the law of averages’ effect on my pitching, if I can get out of my own way. Ima make a run at ya.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Come for some!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Which is also yelled at orgies

      • Cram It says:
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        Haha. Ewwww

      • William Hung says:
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        Wouldn’t it be come for all?

  152. prestige says:
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    Start or sit J Musgrove @Ari tomorrow? 15 team roto

  153. Sf says:
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    Rank em Cole, paddack, soroka, ryu, Nola

    • knucks says:
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      Gerrit Cole, Nola… Ryu, Paddack, Soroka

    • knucks says:
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      Sorry, think I got you skipped SF, come back Grey! Did I get it right?

      • Cram It says:
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        Haha. Looks fine to me.

  154. ryanoger says:
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    10 team

    Lose Joc for Aaron Hicks or hold?

  155. jiggy nits says:
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    thank you – youve been helping me out a lot in my nl only.

    big lead in saves need starter help

    hader + yates vs degrom + amir garrett

  156. kilkennybrian says:
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    Considering earlier JRam trade debates-
    I was offered Harper for Jram- take the offer and run?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Harper

  157. vee says:
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    yo Grey

    are u still holding on to Brasier? thinking of dropping him or Bassitt for Corbin Martin

    also, Corbin Martin is @ BOS next start…. green light? thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for saves, but it’s fair for Martin but that start is not great

  158. Stumanji! says:
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    Braves optioned Kyle Wright after yesterday’s game.

    Point: Braves fans reporting Austin Riley will be promoted.
    Counterpoint: Braves fans reporting Austin Riley will be promoted.

    It’s hard to differentiate between those in-the-know versus fanboy wishful thinking…

  159. Jon says:
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    Trade question:

    Trade Jose Ramirez for Dee Gordon + Shane Bieber in a keep forever? Better if it’s Jack Flaherty instead of Bieber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JoRam side — not good with either SP

  160. walterscm says:
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    Hello Grey,

    H2H full keeper league with Daily pitchers. I am thinking of trading Yandy “The Mountain” Diaz for little boy Yu.

    My team is stacked. I have Hoskins and Arenado at 1b/3b with Rosario/Acuna/Jiminez rotating around my Utility spot.

    My pitching is stacked too. Darvish could find a rare day to start out of necessity, but he falls on the same days as Archer/Hill/Straham/Paddack/Buehler in the next few starts so I’m assuming that pattern continues.

    Is it a good trade or am I just bored at work?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Yu, but it’s just fair

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You might be bored too, not mutually exclusive

  161. Ellis says:
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    kiki or dietrich

    1) now
    2) ROS

    thank you!

    • ellis says:
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      or fletcher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dietrich
      2. Kike

  162. knucks says:
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    The Twins going with a 3 Catcher lineup today is pretty amazing

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re like their 3rd thru 6th best bats

  163. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team 7×7 keeper league (OPS and TB): Austin Riley or Ronny Rodriguez for my last roster spot?

  164. Dr Sauce says:
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    Rotation help, 12 team, ESPN, 5X5, head to head league. We start 5 Sp’s and 4 RP’s.
    I have Paddack (@LAD vs PIT), Flaherty(@ATL @TEX), Bauer (vs Balt), Castillo (vs Cubbies) and Marquez (@BOS).
    On bench I have Soroka (vs SL) and Ed-Rod (vs Col) … You like Soroka and/or Ed-Rod over any of my 5 SP’s?
    Thanks for having a look!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soroka over Marquez prolly, I’d look at SON

  165. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. you like giolito over bassitt? thanks.

  166. Molina bros bbq says:
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    Want to activate Aaron hicks but struggling with who to drop. I am behind in saves. What would u do? 12 team roto obp league with keepers. Tough to let leclerc go i feel like he could reclaim the role not sure what to

    McNeil
    Odor

    Chris martin
    J leclerc
    Luke jackson
    Ja happ
    Folty

      • Molina bros bbq says:
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        Thanks grey. I’ve owned odor for the better part of three years. Not sure what that says about me but im not sad to say goodbye at this point!

  167. JP says:
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    H. Dozier or M. Muncy ROS?

  168. Steve says:
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    Vogelbach or a Austin Reilly stash? 14T obp daily h2h

    Thanks

    • Steve says:
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      Better question:

      Austin Reilly stash over McMahon, Vogelbach or JP Crawford

      Thanks

  169. Raul Mondesis cannon says:
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    Hey Grey, would u pick up and roll Thornton out in his two start or keep Martin Perez in there @SEA? H2h cats lge. Thx!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thornton looks good

  170. quinnmatt83 says:
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    Scooped up Giolito this morning only to see Musgrove hit the WW. Worth cutting any of these guys for Musgrove.. R. Hill, J. Gray, Giolito, or B. Woodruff?

  171. SallyCips says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Do I hold DsSclafani after the meh start or is he just a streamer?

    Grazie!

  172. krazyivan says:
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    Offered Betts and Muncy for my Goldschmidt and Merrifield. 12 team H2H keeper league.

  173. Ivan Make Basket says:
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    Andujar is about to be back on the injured list for good in 2019. If he was dropped leave him be yall

  174. Cohen says:
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    Grey, please pick top 3 streamers?
    Thorton at SF
    Maeda home vs SD
    Strahm at LAD
    Lynn at KC
    Lucchessi home vs Pit
    Canning home vs KC
    P.Lopez home vs Mets
    Giolito home vs Tor

    • Cohen says:
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      By the way SON likes them all

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thorton at SF
      Maeda home vs SD
      Giolito

      I’d look at SON tho

  175. hankg says:
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    Would you drop Franmil Reyes to pick up Josh Bell as utility bat? This is a 6×6 OPS league. THanks.

  176. Dancin Homer says:
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    Aguilar benched again today.

    Is he even worth still holding in a 12-team league?

  177. Lucky Dog says:
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    I felt like you were speaking directly to me with both the Meadows & Bryant blurbs. lol

    Springer was my favorite post-off-year-steeper this year. A few more SBs would be nice, but I can’t complain. “Stop hitting all these HRs dammit! How are you supposed to steak bases if you keep homering like that?!” Said no Juan ever.

    Ps – watched that Fried start – he pretty much had one bad inning. Was pretty solid otherwise. I realize that’s a “so other than that how was the play, Ms Lincoln?” but he’s still worth hanging on to. Better days ahead I think.

    PPs – I’m hoping Seager gets going after that. His OPS isn’t too bad so his eye is right, he just seems….rusty. I spent (wasted) a 7th on him so I don’t feel too too bad about the value but he’s definitely disappointing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Funny on Lincoln

      I hear ya on Seager, it’s still early, he might just need a Sell

  178. Sharpio says:
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    Im low on pitching. Went into an AL only 5×5 with cole clevinger eovaldi and Rodon. I’ve already cut Rodon and traded Clevinger for Sanchez in a panic. I managed to luck out on Homer Bailey and Bassit and am looking for my next rotation piece.

    We get 100 FAB budget .Im down to about 70 left Is it too early to blow 15 on either Corbin Martin this week or Jefry Rodriguez? I need wins, quality starts and some ERA n

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t spend that much on either

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      Not Jefrey. For one, he can’t even spell his own name. For another I don’t see him helping your k’s; ERA or QS much. $15 would be ~20% of your budget. That’s a lot for a scrub.

      One man’s opinion.

  179. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    14-team OBP 5×5 roto

    Pick 3

    OF: Tilson, B.Dixon, Nimmo, Reddick, H.Ramirez, Duggar, Pinder, D.Fowler, Margot, Marisnick, Broxton, and Maybin

    (Saves+Holds)
    Pick 2
    Cishek, Buttrey, Familia, C.Martin, Jimenez, Parker, Guerra, Kolarek, Claudio, Fedde, Barlow, and S.Dominguez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nimmo, Reddick, Harold R.

      Cishek, Buttrey

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        Good. Those are the OFs I have already.
        Dang…too late on Cishek. Who’s next?

  180. Gotime says:
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    Weekly league
    Tapia (he’s been hot but out of Coors 2 @Bos and 3 @Phi 3 lefties)
    Ender (3 vs Stl 3 vs Mil 5 righties)
    Play 1

  181. Molina bros bbq says:
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    Oscar mercado called up. Who to drop? Or hold? 12 team obp roto keeper. Hurting on saves but maybe drop martin as hes not the long term answer in texas??

    Chris martin
    Griffin canning
    Leclerc
    Ja happ
    Folty
    Luke jackson
    Winker

  182. JAscher says:
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    In Grey we trust…

    Love the write up…always

    Have a good problem to deal with, have Stanton and Eloy coming back eventually from the DL…

    Leading the league in home runs, rbis, average and close to the top in wins, whip era.

    Middle of the road in strikeouts, saves and steals…

    Rather then drop yandy, DSJ, peraza or McMahon and let the wolves have at them…

    What are your thoughts on giving yandy DSJ McMahon musgrove and Robles and getting back Yates Mallex Smith and Charlie Morton

    Knowing that I have my two studs coming back…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you can make that trade

  183. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 Team H2H Categories

    Looking to pick up Mercado, would you drop any of these guys for him or hold

    B. Hamilton
    Tapia
    Soler
    T. Beckham

    or should I just drop my Catcher (Alfaro) and figure that out later just to get Mercado on my team now.

  184. HamPorter says:
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    10 team AL only, need to drop someone when Eloy gets back, who would you drop out of Healy, Urshela, or Ronny Rodriguez?

  185. Mike says:
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    They’ve both been ice cold, but dropping Alfaro for Wilson Ramos is a no brainer, right?

  186. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Just lost Andujar in an OBP league, drop for: J Polanco, E Escobar, McNeil, Dietrich, La Stella?

  187. Cohen says:
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    Grey, any thoughts on Oscar Mercado? Indians just called him up.Lots of speed. Worth a pick up in 12 teamer. Was going to drop Shaw whos on my bench anyway.

  188. Mike says:
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    Reddick or will Myers and should I add Mercado If it’s a triples league with nsb and I have Betts, soler, puig, Jose Martinez, wil Myers as my outfielder right now and mondesi lindor up the middle.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Reddick for Mercado

  189. Josh koke says:
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    Going to drop reddick for a hot hitter I can plug in this week
    La Stella, Ronny rod, Adam jones, Mercado, Laureano
    ?

  190. Jt says:
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    Pena @twins with no Cruz or Gibson vs Angels?

  191. TJ says:
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    Should I drop Kepler or Schoop for Tapia?
    Thanks!

  192. DonnieB says:
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    Mercado or Tapia? Mercado just got the call.

  193. The Great Knoche says:
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    I’ll jump on bandwagon. Buxton or Mercado for straight Sangof rest of season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could go either way, but would go Buxton

  194. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Tapia or Greg Polanco?
    Tapia or Hunter Dozier?

  195. Josh says:
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    Lindor or story?
    Best prospect for na
    Mise, gallen, Riley, Mateo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story — Riley

  196. Cohen says:
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    Nicky Lopez called up to play 2nd base for Royals
    Better add Lopez or Mercado?

  197. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    In my NL only, Darvish or Gio?

  198. Cobb says:
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    You buying Ohtani?

      • Cobb says:
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        Over any of the following?

        Dahl
        Soler
        Eloy

  199. Bobo says:
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    Tapia or Fletcher over any of the following? I need runs

    Chavis
    Greg Polanco
    Franmil
    DSJ

  200. Brett says:
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    Drop vertigo or c. Frazier for…

    Tapia or Marcado

    Thanks!

    • Brett says:
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      *Mercado

  201. Charlie says:
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    Trade Paddack for Altuve in a H2H redraft?

    I’ve been treading water with Murphy and would like a solid everyday second baseman.

    My rotation is:
    Cole
    Paddack
    Wheeler
    Flaherty
    Woodruff
    Strahm
    Rodriguez-BOS

    Can I afford it?

  202. Andrew Mellars says:
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    Grey-

    Hola-

    H2H category league. My SPs are Flaherty, Marquez, Boyd, Kikuchi, Hamels, C. Smith and Luke Weaver(Have Glasnow and Clevinger in IL)…would you lose any of these guys for Happ, Giolito, Montas, Porcello, Corbin Martin, Carlos Martinez, Aaron Sanchez or Kuechel? Also, would you drop Daniel Murphy for any of Franmil, Tapia, Carpenter, Puig, G Polanco or Castellanos? Thank you!

  203. JC says:
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    Any idea where Neris disappeared to? Our Ottavino for Neris trade looking sad unless he has the flu.

  204. William Hung says:
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    Rough day for my team hitting-wise: 1/21 with 12 Ks so far tonight… 12 Ks!!!!! Shocked that both Benintendi and Betts have 2 each

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It hasn’t been great for me so far either

      • William Hung says:
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        On the plus side I – last week’s ERA/WHIP-lashing made me pick up Kyle Hendricks, so there’s that. At least I probably won’t start off the early part of the week with a 20+ ERA! Though my SAGNOF guys might still do damage as they try to get me my first save in 2 weeks

          • William Hung says:
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            Flaherty is the king of cruising and then just blowing his load over one inning and forgetting how to pitch – tonight it was the 5th inning against the Braves – he had a no hitter up to that point

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I know, I was watching

              • William Hung says:
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                You watching the Red Sox/Rockies game? Great game – even though I hate it cause Benintendi is 0/5 with 4 Ks

                • William Hung says:
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                  I feel like such an idiot dropping Matt Barnes to chase saves when it looked like Brasier had a firm grip on the closer role

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