I hope everyone’s Memorial Day was filled with hot dogs, hamburgers, fireworks that were meant to be saved until July 4th but were blown off yesterday so close to your ear that you still have a ringing, and all the other red-white-blue American things one hears backstage at a Larry The Cable Guy concert.  My Memorial Day was filled with eating and burping and farting and wearing an American flag t-shirt, but that’s every Monday.  Eat a D, ISIS!  Yesterday, Gerrit Cole loved the troops more than most starters, posting a line of 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 4.02.  Woke SpongeBob, “Yo, dem high-ranked starters are da bomb dot org.”  Yo, WSB, you don’t sound so woke.  “Go f–k yourself.”  Wow, WSB, is lit!  Cole’s peripherals: 14.1 K/9, 2.3 BB/9, 2.22 xFIP and is technically the number one starter in all of baseball if his luck was neutral. Don’t love trading for a top starter, but it’s hard to find a better buy low right now, due to his ERA.  He could rattle off 120 innings of a sub-1 ERA.  That’s Murica thru & thru.  Not spelling shizz out is Murica too.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Cole Hamels – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.02.  The Cole v. Cole judgment resulted in a lien on the ratios of the Hamels property owners. The case will be appealed later in the week when Hamels gets the Cards in St. Louis.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  HR to the Izzo!

Javier Baez – 0-for-5, 5 Ks, hitting .310.  During yesterday’s Memorial Day, I mourned my fantasy team batting average during the Battle of the Kay of Baez, which is different than BET’s Battle of the Baes.

Albert Almora Jr. – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer.  After the game, he requested all questions be sent to his spiritual advisor, Tommy La Stella, saying, “Arc thou launch angle,” then made a motion by his heart, miming a launch angle.

Addison Russell – 3-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .289.  They should have a news segment in Chicago of people begrudgingly cheering Russell when he does something good.

Josh Bell – 3-for-8 and his 17th homer.  Check out the Josh Bell breakout breakdown by frequent commenter, Todd25, who changed his name to Coolwhip, in honor of DJ Kool Herc’s favorite dessert topping.

Starling Marte – 1-for-7, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .249.  Member when I used to joke that no Pirates hitter would hit 20 homers in a season?  Okay, besides Josh Bell, though.  I mean, right?

Mitch Keller – 4 IP, 6 ER in his 1st major league start.  I’m just going to leave my Shasta on the bar counter of this bar in Kabul, and hit the head….*five hours later* Hey, your accordion has a similar birthmark as my torso…Wait a second, that is my torso?!  ROOFIE!!!

Yasiel Puig – 2-for-9, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .218.  When Puig lets one fly!  Please get hot, you farkin’ bastage.

Jose Iglesias – 2-for-7, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, a grand slam.  He’s hitting near-.400 in the last week, so could be a little schmotato action here.  Church!

Byron Buxton – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .258.  Buxton hasn’t moved out of the nine hole, which hurts his value, and, honestly, seriously, interjectionly, the Twins are so stacked that Buxton has nowhere else to hit.

Josh Phegley – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, hitting .282.  Phegley has the same number of RBIs (32) as Freddie Freeman. I will now cackle myself into a coma.

Jurickson Profar – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .194.  C’mon, man, get up to a .250 average!  That’s the Jurickson I Profar.

Matt Chapman – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 14th homer, and 3rd homer in as many games.  *elbows Dale Long’s grandson*  Just be ready to fly out at a moment’s notice.  *Dale Long’s grandson looks unamused* Why the Long face?

Yonny Chirinos – 5 IP, 0 ER, zero hits, 2 walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.91 as he pitched from the 1st inning thru the 5th.  Wow, are you saying Middlers can be starters?  They don’t need Openers?  Crazy.  Random Prediction Alert!  The Opener is going to disappear faster than mentions of the bunt in Earl Weaver’s memoirs.

Austin Meadows – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and a slam (11) and legs (6), hitting .351.  Whatever, Chris Archer’s ERA is 5.75, which is way higher than .351!

Freddy Galvis – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 8th homer.  Ya know who Freddy Galvis is? He’s a sock on a dorm room doorknob.  It quickly says to anyone looking, “Hey, this position is currently screwed.”

Jonathan Davis – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .128.  He should go by J.D. Davis like the Mets’ All-Star platoon bat.  No kidding, J.D. Davis’s name is Jonathan Davis.  He’s essentially made his name, Jonathan Davis Davis. *insert The More You Know graphic*

Aaron Sanchez – Left after three innings with a torn fingernail. He should visit this Korean woman’s store near me, she says , “Fingernails for man-I-cure.”

Mychael GivensOrioles said Givens will work in low-leverage situations, and no more high-leverage situations for him.  High-leverage on the O’s? Pitching for the Orioles’ 15th win is high-leverage? This never made any sense to me. Why not just see what you have with Givens if you’re gonna lose 100+ games anyway?  It’s not like they have anyone else.  The Orioles even said of who would replace him, “Whoever.”  Mychael Givens? Whoever taketh away. Whoever might be Shawn Armstrong, who got his 1st save yesterday.

Renato Nunez – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, and his 6th homer in the last eight games.  Will his hot schmotato run ever end? Prolly, but hasn’t yet.

Dustin Pedroia – Unsure if he’ll play ever again.  Another Sparky Anklebiter bites the Dustin.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 2-for-3, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .173.  Now has raised his average 30 points in a week.  If you’re not ride or die with JBJ as he brings his average up to .230, you’re doing it wrong.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-5 and his 10th and 11th homer, hitting .304.  One of Just Dong’s home runs bounced off of Mercado’s glove.  That’s what Mercado gets for naming his glove, Canseco.

Oscar Mercado – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 1st and 2nd steal, hitting .323.  Remember, his call-up brought with it SAGNOF wishes and dirty white beaches.  Also, yesterday, I teasingly asked Mercado or Jo-Ram and, well, was it teasingly?

Adeiny Hechavarria – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and third homer in four games. Hechavarria terrible hitter with three homers in four games? HAHAHA, the ball is so juiced! He has 275-foot power!

Jacob deGrom – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.71 vs. Clayton Kershaw – 6 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.46.  This was a rematch of Game 1 of the 2015 NLDS when both pitchers combined for 24 strikeouts.  So, is 2015 the funhouse mirror version of pitching or is 2019?

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer.  Yeah, but he’s only hitting .383. What a chump!

Chris Taylor – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .237. He’s a background extra, yet somehow he’s played 50 of 54 games.  Is it me or does Dave Roberts start 11 hitters every game and no one’s called him on it?

Daniel Vogelbach – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .253.  Last week I said Mitch Moreland is having one of those seasons where he’s not owned in 50% of leagues, but will end up a top 100 player.  Vogelbach is pulling a Mitch without much effort.  He’s resting Mitch face.

Mallex Smith – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI and 4 steals (9, 10, 11, 12) with the stolen base cycle.  Opposing catcher, Jeff Mathis, allowed seven steals yesterday. He’s so bad, he couldn’t even throw Mallex out at home.

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.66.  Now four straight Quality Starts, striking out 11 last time out.  The Streamonator loves his next start, and, after his run of starts, I’m gonna have to stream, which can only mean one thing. He’s going to defecate our fantasy teams.

Will Smith – Was called up from Triple-A.  With Will Smith brought up by the Dodgers, I don’t feel half as stupid about going to see Aladdin Live and screaming, “Go Blue!”  Will Smith is a technician with the bat, who knows how to get–Brain, “Don’t say jiggy wit it!”–jiggy wit’ it.  “Dumb.”  Frontal lobes just don’t understand!  Not running out to grab Smith in mixed leagues, but in 2-catcher leagues, he had 8 HRs and hit .290 in Triple-A, and could be an all-league catcher quickly.

Jon Gray – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.52.  Was pulled early due to a “hot spot” on a pitching hand finger. The Rockies knew it was bad when Ian Desmond saw “Jon Gray’s finger” on his wifi options when he was streaming Tom Emanski videos for help.

David Dahl – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .305. I talk at length about Dahl on the podcast that’s coming later today. When he returned from his injury, it seemed he returned too fast, and I was concerned, but I’m encouraged by his homer.  Maybe he just needed some time in Coors or a reverse sell jinx.

Charlie Blackmon – Hit the IL with a calf injury.  Called up in his place is Yonathan Daza, who is the Boss. Daza is insanely high on the Prospectonator. That’s right, #2 overall. Unless he has playing time, not sure it matters, and the Rockies have never called up a rookie to play. So jaded!

Christian Walker – 0-for-5.  An 11-inning game in Coors and Walker got five at-bats? Oh, this is gonna be good…*wavy lines* He went 0-for-5? This is the worst dream ever.  Wait, this isn’t the dream and there was wavy lines because I didn’t pay my cable?!  Play Kevin Cron, you cowards!

Luke Weaver – Hit the IL with forearm discomfort, which is short for Dr. James Andrews is going to be installing a new, smaller hot tub inside his larger hot tub.

James Paxton – Hoping to return on Wednesday so he can get his 2nd IL stint out of the way by mid-June.

Didi Gregorius – His rehab is moving to Triple-A, and I think I saw someone say he’s about a week away.  Didi, Didi, can’t you see, sometimes your injury reports are poorly memorized by me.

Gary Sanchez – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer, hitting .265. We should prematurely pour out some for the brothers who are going to draft Sanchez way too early next year.

Clint Frazier – 2-for-3 and his 10th homer, hitting .284.  On Memorial Day, we remember our soldiers who fought for the red, white and blue.  Clint Frazier pops his head up, “Did someone say red?”

Brett Gardner – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .240.  Since 2015, this is the 2nd fastest amount of games where he’s reached eight homers.  “If not the fastest, we’ve failed!” That’s Commissioner Rob Manfred screaming at the cute-as-a-button Guatemalan women stitching the baseballs.  “He is borracho on power.”

Matt Strahm – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.21.  Before the game, “I’m debating benching Paddack in The House They Built In A Parking Lot Across From The House Ruth Built, so Strahm send me a sign what to do.”  Six innings and three earned? That’s no sign!  Well, 10 Ks is tilting me towards a start.  This is gonna turn out great.

Jose Urena – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.11.  Sonavabench!  Ugh, I hate when I feel like I’m over-managing. Was a two-start week and his 2nd start isn’t bad, but I was afraid of this start…*opens a vacuum, screams into the abyss, coughs out dust* Any hoo!  Streamonator is meh on his next start, but it’s in Petco.

Max Scherzer – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.26, and yet another no decision.  Sticking with the Memorial Day theme (that I’ve picked up and abandoned about five times in this post), when I Google “French military victories,” Google suggests, “Do you mean the Nats bullpen defeats?”

  1. LenFuego says:
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    Right there with you on the Urena start, brother. Ugh. Now all I can do is wait for the inevitable blow-up by the pitcher I put in instead of Urena (in my case, Kyle Gibson … or Paxton, depending on how you look at it).

    • BadFantasyManager says:
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      Awesome news on Didi… I stashed him up as an insurance to Peraza which was a good decision given Peraza cannot hit a beach ball!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice on Didi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I can’t wait for Matz to pitch, I’m sure it’s going to go just great

      • Duke of Prunes says:
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        Would you trade Ryu for Flaherty in a 12 tram 5×5 roto?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  2. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    What a beautiful report, like moonlight on the pines in the Georgia of my mind.

    a. Saw the Reds game was over, really fast saw Iglesias in the box score, wondered why I didn’t get a save, quickly remembered that there are other players for the Reds with the name Iglesias and then went back to my nap. He’s had two such moments this year if I remember correctly – Jose Iglesias – so yeah really small schmotatoe like the sound of his cheering squad of 1, the ‘baller owner who had the stones to start him.

    b. Even more incredible on the J. Davis comment? On CBS’s scoreboard for yesterday’s games, they list J. Davis (1), J. Davis (1), for HRs hit like even the computer, the Northern Indian computer geek and the SYSTEM ITSELF thought that there was yet another player named J. Davis playing for the Blue Jays! Oh, Canada. Actually there is a way to tell the difference between J.D. Davis (Mets’ 3B) and J. Davis (Toronto OF) but then you know not to be raycess on your own website, right? One is a brother, the other has a brother named Michael Paul Anthony Davis.

    c. Haha on the French google reference. I have a French reference for y’all. Looks like Kendrick’s move from LAD to Washington is still being enjoyed by the French Canadian community throughout ‘Murica…to wit.

    Sounds from Nationals Park recently…..

    Announcer: ‘Kendrick hits one far, it’s deep, home run!!’

    ‘Ah OUI…Kendrique!!’ – French Canadian fan who has Kendrick on his fantasy baseball team. Kendrick actually leads his fantasy team in HRs so he’s really grateful.

    d. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for May 28

    From Keep ’em Flying (1941), read the skinny on the description in yesterday’s quote.

    Heathcliff (Costello): I gotta go home, I forgot something!

    Blackie Benson (Abbott): What’d you forget?

    Heathcliff (Costello): I forgot to stay there!

    Lou, so pathetic.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Ha, I actually thought the same thing very quickly then had to step away from my computer

      B. MPAD?

      C. Haha, nice

      D. Ha

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Grey!!!

        I repeated ‘Ah ouiiiii!….Kendrique’ from last year. Last year the best comment was – that was the funniest thing I wrote in my short-lived razzball history (ok, paraphrasing!). This year? 0 comments, nada! Damn, your readership is so fickle man!

        Totally MPAD is his brother. Even more white about J.D. Davis? His name is Jonathan Gregory but got the nickname J.D. just like a neighborhood friend of mine named Jonathan got the nickname J.J. because he called his blanket J.J. It’s terrible, man.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t blame the readers!

          I knew a JD once, terrible person, was into clean energy

          • Ante Galic says:
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            Grey!

            Growing up, one of the families in our neighborhood was named Peters. They had a son named Pete, white folk can’t get more white than that. Terrible.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

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              How about all Tylers? Just awful, terrible people

  3. braves uk says:
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    Hey Grey /DT/ Cram/ others..!

    15 team roto with OBP instead of Avg. Max 100 pick ups per year. Have a fairly strong team but low in IP.

    1) I know we aren’t keen on Syndegaard but is he a worthwhile buy low now? Eg if I could get him for Luke Voit or DIdi plus a lesser piece?

    2) Been offered Nelson Cruz for my IL Clevinger. Whose health do you have more faith in and which side would you want?

    3) Avisail or Brian Reynolds in my OF?

    Thanks as always…!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Hey braves,

      1) Yea I think that’s a good price assuming you have the offense to spare. Would try Didi first…
      2)Cruz for me
      3) Avisail for me

      No problem

      • braves uk says:
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        Awesome, thanks DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Didi

      2. Agree with DT

      3. I’d try Reynolds

      • braves uk says:
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        Fab, thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  4. Phil Rizzuto Is Alive!!! says:
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    Great stuff as always!!!

    Was offered Trout straight up for Yellich. So, Trout or Yellich ROS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Trout, but you might be getting short end

  5. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Shallow 10 team league, drop either Domingo Santana, Franmil, or Hunter Dozier for Max Kepler?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  6. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Thank you guys for the Memorial Day advice yesterday. Murica-
    Is LaStella for real, over Biggio/Gurriel jr. ROS?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Biggio for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murica!

      Agree with DT

    • Coolwhip

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      La Stella is for real until he’s not. haha. so far leaning towards yes for now, for example, hes hitting .424 (with a .727 SLG thats mostly for real) vs breaking balls this year compared to .160 last year. So I’d continue to ride him while he’s seeing the ball well.

      • Snacks Zillion says:
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        Cool, thanks guys

  7. Jbona3 says:
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    Is Kepler a sell high candidate? I’ve got him in a keeper league at a reasonable price, which gives him some value.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sell high

  8. Razz Power says:
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    They say don’t chase wins but I’m doing well in every category except wins. I’m 19th in wins of 20 teams. I have kole Calhoun or dom Santana to trade for win help. Should I seek a SP on a good team or trade for a couple of 2 inning mid relief pitchers? Thank you.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I wouldn’t trade for middle relief, try for and SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, SP

    • LenFuego says:
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      Hard to imagine you will land much with Calhoun or Santana. You might try for a bulk guy like Yonny Chirinos, Ryan Yarbrough or Jalen Beeks … a guy like Beeks might even be hanging out there on the waiver/FAAB wire.

  9. Mike says:
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    Would you deal Machado for Cole?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • TC says:
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        Keeper league
        Machado and Flaherty or T.Anderson and G. Cole?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Machado

  10. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    ***Bulk Alert****

    Sampson getting the bulk for the Rangers @ SEA, Yarbrough to get the bulk for the Rays vs. Tor.

    Opener’s are here to stay! Somehow it is easier for managers to avoid the third-times-through-the-order penalty with an Opener. It shouldn’t have to be that way, but it is. And until baseball moves the mound back, 2 innings at max effort will beat 6 innings at 95%.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, maybe — we’ll see in five years

  11. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    I’ve got Dee Gordon and J. Upton stashed on the IL currently. Do you think Luke Weaver is worth swapping in or do you think Dr. Andrews is going to drop the bad news bomb? I’d have to drop Jarrod Dyson (still has 3 games in Coors), Ryan Brasier (is he not getting saves anymore?), or Roenis elias in the meantime to open up a streamer slot.

    I also was dissapointed to see the ROS player rater have Domingo German ar -$3 ROS. Time to sell, or is the robot not on the same wavelength at the FML?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      TJ is possible but I’d swap Weaver for Upton still. Lose Brasier.

      That robot doesn’t speak German. He should return positive value at the very least.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sell Domingo if you can get a decent price

      I’d lose Brasier, but have no hope for Weaver

  12. Nightpandas says:
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    Morning gents!

    Matt Straum….needs more love….7 straight quality starts which is not an easy feat this year with so many guys pulled before the 6th, in yankee stadium as well…

    Cheers…go Raptors

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go Raptors! Who are they facing?

      • Nightpandas says:
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        Golden State

      • Nightpandas says:
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        Golden State

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, I think I have to root for them, how does one root for a National Basketball Association team if one wants to?

  13. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Please rank ROS – Lester; Kyle Hendricks; Heaney.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Hendricks, Heaney, Lester for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  14. The Great Knoche says:
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    Dahl heard compare him to James Loney as a 4020 on Sunday and said FU Knoche. So today I dub thee, David Mo Dahl, the 2nd coming of Willy Mo Pena

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  15. Dean Kongslie says:
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    Dahl was dropped yesterday before his HR. Should I use the #1 waiver priority on him in a 12 team OBP league?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      You know your league best but I have no problem with it…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  16. Vash says:
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    ANything in Orlando Arcia’s profile suggesting breakout?

    Looking like a 10hr10stl guy this season so far…hoping for a 15-15 as he just isn’t stealing though.

    The TIgers stink….when will they call up Willi Castro and/or Manning?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Meh on Arcia, 16 team radar maybe.

      I think Manning is up soon.

      • CMUTIMMAH says:
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        Tigers have no need to rush players up. Manning will be the first to get the call. Anyone sitting or expecting Mize up this year for more than a cup of coffee is crazy though.

        Castro might be a late call up, but there’s no reason to push the envelope now. They are probably trading Greene, Castellanos (if they can find a taker) and some of these other vets (or even Boyd/Norris/etc). Then you’ll see some of these callups.

        It just doesn’t make sense for them right now. They aren’t competitive with or without them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  17. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Hey all,
    I have to move shawn kelley of IR should i drop him or someone else?

    I also have Justin Upton is it worth hanging onto him?

    Yonny Chirinos Mike Minor Martin Perez Brandon Woodruff Diego Castillo Steve Cishek Brad Peacock Hansel Robles Sergio Romo Lucas Giolito

    Tyler Glasnow Luis Severino Shawn Kelley

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Lose Upton if you don’t have the IL space.

      I’d want Kelley over Diego Castillo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Castillo

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        Thanks guys …….got rid of abbot and Castillo

        dropped peraza and picked up cole kalhoun to hold me over while george springer is out of the lineup

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  18. Joe Schmo says:
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    Chavis or Biggio ROS?

    Also trade Chavis/Giolito for S Marte? 5×5 12 team keeper. Thanks !

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Chavis, Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  19. Rich says:
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    Any time Givens pitches, it immediately becomes a low-leverage situation. i.e. the Orioles have conceded the game…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  20. Cram It says:
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    Josh Bell is a switch hitter?! Shows you how much stock I’ve had in him over the years. Hint: it’s zero.

    I’m sure you covered it over the long weekend, but with Springer on the DL, they call up Derek Fisher? Ohhhhhh kayyyyyy.

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      I got all excited, started hunting for the corresponding roster move…. It was like when the coach looks at you as the 3rd string catcher and says “hey, kid, pick up a bat, I might bat you for the pitcher” and then you see there’s 1 out and the pitcher is in the hole, so you think, hey, I got a good shot to hit. Then you get a front row seat for the end of the game from the on deck circle watching the hitter before you make the third out watching some heat meat right down the middle.

      That guy watching strike three’s name? Derek Fisher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, big time ohhhh kayyyy

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      Hahaha, yes he is, and full disclosure, I didn’t know either until I wrote the post. Though prior to this year, you’d wonder if he shouldn’t be.

      • Cram It says:
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        Ha! That’s funny that you didn’t know either.

  21. rocky61 says:
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    Franmil or Dahl (OBP redraft)?

    Need a catcher, all are bad, Yan Gomes, Ianetta, Flowers, Cervelli, Jansen… or take a chance on Will Smith?

    please rank (ROS) : Pivetta, Folty, Mikolas, E. Rodriguez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

      Smith

      Folty, EdRod, Pivetta

  22. The Sportsguy says:
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    10 team AL 5×5..need about a 30 day bridge until Justin Upton returns..

    Please rank
    canha
    Marisnick
    Broxton
    D Fisher

    Less about upside, more about stability of AB

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Kinda throwing darts…Broxton, Canha, Fisher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Canha, Fisher

  23. SheaSeraSera says:
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    Is it worth starting Matz or Lester tonight?

    Under in innings pitched, but scared of those bats in LAD and HOU.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Nah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  24. Evil Knebel says:
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    10 Team 6×6 OBP QS
    Try trading Bogaerts/Thor to get Cole and activate Conforto? Dont really have a drop to activate him currently.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  25. Gary Z says:
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    What’s up Grey & DT!?

    Is Cano worth owning in a 10 team h2h league ? I have Daniel Murphy & Dee Gordon currently.

    Thanks for the great read & advice as always!

    -g

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hey Gary,

      Nah, not worth owning Cano in that league right now…

      • Gary Z says:
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        Thanks DT! I’ve also got Hosmer , Voit, Vogelbach, and Hunter Dozier for 3 spots (1B, and 2 Util ) that’s a lot of 1st baseman , anyone you’d drop or offer in a trade ? Myers is my CF right now, not sure what CF I could trade for with the 1B I have.

        Thanks again for your advice!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Try to trade Hosmer

          • Gary Z says:
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            Thanks Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

              • Gary Z says:
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                Grey-

                Not sure who I could get sending Hosmer alone, maybe I can afford to send Correa w him for Merrifield?

                C- Austudillo
                1B- Dozier
                2B-Murphy
                3B-Bergman
                SS-Correa
                IF-Lindor
                LF-Rosario
                CF-Myers
                RF-Betts
                OF-Soler
                UT-Hosmer
                UT-Voit
                BN-Vogelbach

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Try it!

  26. Sean says:
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    A. Just read the Choo blurb from yesterday “A Zombino and Seoul Train sounds like they’re doing another remake of Murder on the Orient Express.” How did no one mention Train to Busan (South Korean Zombie flick), it wrote itself.

    B. In a bit of a roster crunch with 3 bench bats thanks to return from IL. Who would be the first 2 drops if I can’t find a trade partner? Any possible targets to aim for in a 2 for 1 deal (pitcher or hitter)?
    Current Roster:
    C: Contreras
    1B: CJ Cron
    2B: La Stella
    3B: Escobar
    SS: T. Turner
    OF: S. Marte, Benintendi, Soto
    UTIL: D. Santana, DeJong
    Bench: Albies, Kevin Cron, Andrus

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      La Stella, DeJong for me.

      Marquez, Flaherty, Kikuchi, Jose Ramirez, Eloy and Vlad all seem a bit undervalued to me right now.

      • Sean says:
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        Thanks DT, will look into those guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Damn

      B. Agree with DT

  27. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    “We’ll see how a series of things go,” Huntington said. “I don’t want to say he’s on a start-by-start basis, because there are some things beyond his control in terms of how other guys do and how the rest of this roster plays out. But he could be one [start] and back to the Minor Leagues to continue to grow and develop, or he could get an extended opportunity. He also may never go back.”..

    I wonder what was going through Pirates’ GM Neil Huntington after that first inning by Keller.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      “We should use an Opener”

  28. Donkey Teeth

    Donkey Teeth says:
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    Croix Bro,

    Cherry Lime isn’t good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Been off Cherry Lime since they invented it

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Good to hear. Apple Cranberry is HOT.

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Hot as in good. I drink it chilled…I’m not a barbarian.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            See this followup now, good call!

            • Donkey Teeth

              Donkey Teeth says:
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              They don’t call me Ass Teeth for nothing

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                What a horse’s ass, which is a high compliment in this case

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Try refrigerating it

  29. KarlJ says:
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    Is there a Razzball glossary term for having a bad fantasy weekend and then being afraid/ avoiding your league site on Monday because you don’t want to see how far you dropped in the standings?

    • Cram It says:
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      Seeing as you have to go to it eventually to edit your roster, it feels like a perp walk (probably, I wouldn’t know.)

    • Keeks says:
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      In my house we just call that “Monday”

      • Nightpandas says:
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        Click of Shame ?

    • Gigorilla says:
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      Hungover Under Monday

      • Gigorilla says:
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        Why is that junk posting w/ my comment?

    • Gigorilla says:
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      Try this — HungOver Under Monday

    • KarlJ says:
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      Hah these are all good. Another one I thought off is in weekly lineup leagues when you start a questionable two start pitcher ( ie Keller) he gets bombed in his 1st start and then you are praying that his second start later in the week gets rained out because your lineup is now locked for the week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dead Man Walking

    • RicoSuave says:
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      Fear Boner

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  30. web says:
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    Alex Reyes a must stash?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      He’s a decent stash but not a mustache

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  31. Murph says:
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    Yo Grey and DT!
    1 – Keep Maeda (vs Phillies on Friday) or cut for Griffin Canning (vs Oakland on Saturday)
    2 – Better stash right now – Alvarez or Kyle Tucker?
    3 – Worth stashing Hunter Strickland? Will he be the closer when he comes back?
    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yo Murph!

      1 – I’d hold
      2 – Coin flip, Alvarez
      3 – Eh, if you have the IL spot sure but not for a bench spot…not sure how that pen shakes out

      No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT though 2. Prolly lean Tucker

  32. Keeks says:
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    Morning Grey and DT!

    1- Dropping Aguilar in my H2H 10 team OBP and SLG league, who should I grab? No specific needs, just a bench bat/utility

    Available: Hiura, Rodgers, K Cron, Lourdes, Yordan, Tapia, C Frazier, Profar

    2- You need to check out the Bash Brothers musical comedy special on Netflix. It’s… different, but it’s funny

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Morning Keeks,

      1 – Rodgers for me
      2 – Thanks, I’ll check it out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Prolly go Tapia

      2. I watched it, the funniest part is the concept

      • Keeks says:
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        I take it that means it didn’t make you laugh much?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Couple of funny bits

  33. Ozzie Smith says:
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    I need steals in a bad way in a 10 team h2h. I didn’t draft anyone specific for steals and it’s really showing this year. I currently have Ohtani in my Utilty spot while Tatis jr and Judge are on the DL. I’m considering dropping Ohtani for Mercado what do you think?
    Other options on the wire…
    Rodgers
    Mallex Smith
    Peraza
    Dyson
    Biggio
    It doesn’t feel like anyone is running very often this year.

    2B has been a big letdown for me this year when I thought it was going to be a very strong point after drafting Shaw, Albies, and Moncada. I’ve already dropped Shaw but I’m considering dropping Albies or Moncada to stash Gregorious for my MI spot. This will be for long term as I’m already in first and not needing the production right now, whatcha think?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Rodgers over Ohtani for me, hold on the 2B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Smith if you need SBs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh and don’t drop Moncada and/or Albies

  34. MondesiMyNewReligion says:
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    Robles + Moncada for Cole would be fair? The manager who has Cole already sent a message to the league asking for offers as he knows he won’t win this year.

    Moncada and Robles are bench bats on my team but this is a keeper league roto 5×5.

    Rest of the team is Yadier, Hoskins, Muncy, Machado, Mondesi, Harper, J.D., Eloy, Pence, Villar, Tapia, Renfroe.

    Pitchers are Verlander, Buehler, Giolito, Fried, Soroka, Strahm, Glasnow, Clevinger, Raisiel, Neris, Hand, Oberg and Romo

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Cole side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  35. MondesiMyNewReligion says:
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    Also, regarding Didi, is he worth stashing if I have room?

    I don’t know what the expectations should be after his last season.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  36. luvdarooks says:
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    6×6 2b+3b and OBP are two of the categories. Fair deal ? Offering to trade Vogelbach or Senzel for woodruff …. I need Pitching

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Vogey for Woodruff is fair, would try to keep Senzel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  37. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Luke Jackson becoming really shaky (again). Drop for Romo or Robles?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  38. vee says:
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    hey Grey, great write-up as ushe

    1) what are your thoughts on bench bats and how many bench bats do you usually keep? i usually just keep 1 in case one of my ‘core’ players has a day off. do you find having two bench bats to be a waste/inefficient use of a slot (opportunity cost sorta thing)? ie that second bench bat could be used as a streamer or another RP instead

    2) can you please rank Biggio, Victor Robles, and Mercado ROS?

    Thanks as always

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) Really depends on the league. Bench size, H2H vs Roto, limits on hitter games played, etc.
      2) Robles, drop off, Mercado, Biggio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! 1. Agree with DT, different per team, per league

      2. Robles….Biggio

  39. Jubakka says:
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    Would it be a mistake to drop one of Tapia, MAzara, Piscotty, Renfroe, or Dietrich for Gibson?
    Im in first in every catagory accept for saves era and whip. Other teams are gaining on me. Its a season long points league. This is my team roster.
    C: Contreras
    1b: Dozier
    2b: Mondesi
    3b: Machado
    Ss: Seager
    Of: Yelich
    Of: Hoskins
    Of: Piscotty
    Uty: Tim Anderson
    Bench : Tapia, Seager, Renfroe, Deitrich, Mazara
    Sp: Snell
    Sp: Corbin
    Rp: Chapman
    Rp: Walden
    P: Caleb
    P: trivinou
    P: Fried
    Bench: Gioloto, Peacock, Musgrove, jimmy nelson
    We have limited innings and im already way 50 innings projected ober my limit. Meaning i cant keep starting every pitcher every game pr ill run put of plays. Pretty much i can start 5 pitchers a week, if i go ober that im running up my innings limit but any less then that and im risking losing ouy on wins and strikeouts.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Piscotty for Gibson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re way over in IP and you want to pick up another SP? Huh?

  40. baseballbanter says:
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    Merry Territorial Tuesday,

    Riddle me this. Points League (XBH/Power valued heavily) Rank based on ROS Value.

    Mallex, Grichuk, Nimmo, Lourdes, Nicky

    Also, whose the better streaming OF call-up for this week?

    Josh Nay-Naylor or Yonathan Daza?

    Thanks in advance ya greyworm.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Nobody jumps out…Mallex, Nimmo, Nicky

      Don’t know who/where they play…Naylor

      • baseballbanter says:
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        Naylor is @ Yankees for a couple more games. Then home against the Marlins.

        Daza is in Coors against Dbax and Jays.

        I think I just answered my question.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Naylor will play, don’t think Daza will, but if he does, him

      Mallex, Nimmo

  41. luvdarooks says:
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    NL deep …4×4 ( no Runs) , Have Duggar who is a waste RE counting stats esp as he in not even stealing and leadoff is no matter as R don’t count..

    Are these bigger bums or Drop Duggar for one of these REST Of Year ?? Not much out there and chisenhall not eligible yet …Since I am in first probably wont get him anyway.
    Naylor –A.Dean– M.Yaz –Y. Munoz (stL) Beaty Gyorko

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d try Naylor. He’s probably getting sent down but worth seeing if he sticks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  42. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    14-team QS 5×5 roto weekly league.
    I need one more SP for our Tuesday-Monday league before games start today.

    Streamanator likes the FAs in this order but I’m a little shaky on Daniel Norris at ATL.

    What do you think?

    Norris at ATL
    DeScafani vs PIT
    Smyly at SEA
    LeBlanc vs TEX
    Milone vs LAA
    Pivetta at LAD
    Pomeranz at MIA
    S.Anderson at BAL
    Thornton at TB

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Don’t like any of em….Thornton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pomeranz

  43. Donkey Teeth

    Donkey Teeth says:
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    Don’t like any of em….Thornton

  44. Batsill says:
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    Got an interesting one for ya

    Here are the pitchers I will having going on Friday

    Wheeler @ARI
    Marquez vs TOR
    C. Smith @SD
    Luchessi vs MIA
    Heaney @SEA

    Addionally, I own these closers

    Romo
    Doolittle
    Jackson
    Holland
    Parker

    With my leagues structure (12 team H2H points), I will only be able to start either all 5 starters and only 4 of my relievers, or bench a starter and start all 5 relievers. Given my lineup what would you do in my situation? Would you bench a reliever for this day, or bench a starter? Thanks for your help.

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      Sit Romo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Jeats

  45. sportivetricks says:
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    Heylowwwwww,

    Thanks, as always, for the great work. Just a quick streaming question: Is SoN serious about Dylan Bundy v. DET ($17.9) and Marco Gonzalez v. SEA ($15.9)???? The bot is still showing yesterday’s games, so I’m wondering if it’s gone all HAL 9000 or something.

    I don’t trust either of those dudes, but might go Marco if you say so.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey you!

      I don’t see yesterday’s games, did you refresh?

      • sportivetricks says:
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        Yah, I reloaded the page before posting earlier. Looks like it’s fine now, though.

        Updated numbers just make me wish Thanos would come through and get rid of half of these starters. Yuck.

        LurveYa!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lurves!

  46. Billdo says:
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    Strop or Parker ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker

  47. Dave D says:
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    Well, I know what you’re saying about over managing. On my Razzball DC, all my pitchers seem to have a lower ERA on my bench than in my lineup. The most dramatic example is Eflin. In 31.2 innings in my lineup he has 1W 5.12ERA 1.52WHIP. On my bench he’s 34 IP 4W 1.06 ERA 0.88.

    Son of a bench!

    • Cram It says:
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      It’s really cool when these “depends on matchup” plays pitch well against difficult opponents and poorly in favorable matchups.

      • Dave D says:
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        That’s pretty much what I’ve gotten.

    • YC says:
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      This is why I have always believed that in 12 team leagues if you have an SP on your roster you pitch them everywhere or you drop them. There really can be no in between (with the rare exception of maybe Coors). The match up plays may work over the course of an entire season (maybe, but not always) but even if that’s true you are wasting valuable bench spots on guys that only play twice a month. It’s inefficient.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agree YC, I had Urena benched in an NL-Only, I wouldn’t own him in a mixed

      • Dave D says:
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        I agree on 12 team standard. This is an NFBC Draft Champions team. So, you have to roster 12-15 SP’s or just be incredibly fortunate if you do less. The problem is once you have a guy on your roster it’s hard not to play match ups or bench on a 2 start week.

      • Cram It says:
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        There is an in between….if you’re an an IP limit league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally, Dave D

  48. rocky61 says:
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    please rank ROS OBP league : Odor, H. Dozier, Gennett, T. Shaw and Grigorious

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier, Didi

  49. Tinsel says:
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    I don’t have room to stash Strickland right now (I have Glasnow on my IL), but would you pick him up over any of the following closers in each of my leagues?

    League 1

    Jackson
    Romo
    Doolittle
    Parker

    League 2

    Strop
    Romo
    Jackson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  50. Gang says:
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    Which currently injured closer do you think performs better once activated?

    Strickland
    Strop

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      Strop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Jeats

  51. Fred says:
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    Jose Martinez or Nick Ahmed? Can’t tell if JoMart is just in a slump but Ahmed has been hitting for average lately.

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      ROS? JoMart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, JoMa

  52. lwomack58 says:
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    Someone has offered

    R. Osuna, Giles and H. Dozier for T. Bauer.

    Currently have Hand, Holland, Rogers and Barnes as closers. It would thin out my starting pitching but I could trade out one of the closers for a starter.

    Would you make this trade.

    Thank you

    • lwomack58 says:
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      Sorry should have stated this is H2H Yahoo

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      Seems fair. you could probably milk him for less on your side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer side

  53. Hankp says:
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    Grey
    Which side do you like ROS in a 14 team 5×5, Franco and Severino or Hosmer and Stroman? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer

  54. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Great article!

    I really do need SP points this week, but I’m def NOT starting Lester @Houston right?

    16 team H2H Keeper

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Don’t think it’s worth it

  55. Mike Blythe says:
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    Haniger is sucking right now. Should I drop him for either Dahl or C. Frazier?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

  56. The Great Knoche says:
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    Pivetta is $6.5 on streamonator today….. He’s looked good in AAA…..

    I’m taking the leap against STL, but I’m thinking this is gonna be Razztastic.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yuck, good luck tho

    • LenFuego says:
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      He was still walking a ton of guys in AAA … seems like the same ol’ Pivetta to me. I hope you are right though because I have him stashed in my league (which has a ton of bench spots).

  57. bigbear says:
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    Votto has hit .444 over the last week. No power though. Votto or Ohtani? Or neither and grab a C because I’ve been playing without one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ohtani

  58. Donald says:
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    Should I pick up B. Rodgers or K.Hiura and drop D. Swanson? Thanks for all you guys do!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, prolly hold

  59. Bobby says:
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    In a 12-team standard mixed keeper league. Here’s my team:
    C – Grandal
    1B – Olson
    2B – Chavis, Hiura
    3B – Devers, Riley, Sano
    SS – Mondesi
    OF – Betts, Soto, Rosario, Santana,
    SP – Snell, Bauer, Flaherty, Woodruff, Eflin, Whitley
    RP – Yates, Barnes, Parker

    I’ve been offered Aaron Nola for Domingo Santana – would you accept?

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      I would.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Jeats

  60. BiglyLeagues says:
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    Got offered JD Martinez for my Chris Sale — which side? (OBP / QS league)

    • Cram It says:
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      JD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  61. Dancin Homer says:
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    first day back from the long weekend is always rough….the daily Razzball read definitely helps though!

    got 2 questions for ya:

    Question 1.
    Short-ish bench league (12-team, 6×6 (OBP & QS) H2H redraft league):

    – Would you drop G. Polanco for either Mallex Smith or Mercado? I’m close every week in HR’s/ OBP/ BA, but am getting smoked on SB’s.

    Current OF’s: Acuna, Buxton, Jimenez, Castellanos, G. Polanco (start 3 OF & have 2x UTL spots)

    Question 2.
    Deeper bench league (12-team, 6×6 (OPS & QS) H2H redraft league):

    Would you drop either Mazara or Biggio for Mercado?

    As always, Thank you in advance for the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      1. Nah 2. Maz

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Dancin Homer says:
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            Went to add Mercado and was sniped by a few minutes on him.

            Next on the list is Reynolds or Gurriel Jr. (1 started at OF and he gains OF eligibility).

            Would you pick up either over Mazara or do you still have some/ any faith Mazara will turn it around?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Reynolds — I’d try him

  62. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    1) Mercado more upside. couldn’t hurt depending on your OF depth.
    2)Mazara yes, hold Biggio

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      *Mercado more upside than Mallex

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        thank you

  63. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Grey, I’m thinking Dahl is the leading candidate for my next breakdown. Mostly, I have shares of him everywhere and I want to know WTF is going on. LOL. Are you going super deep into him (in the non-sexual way)? i.e. would I be double-dipping (also non-sexual)?

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      It’s an odd case because his ISO is low, but Babip is super high, and his K% is up a significant 5% yet he’s already eclipsed his doubles total from last year in 2/3 of the games. His FB rate and pull% are significantly down as well.

      My guess is that even when the babip drops, his FB rate comes up along with his ISO and he starts hitting for more power. A higher pull rate would help with power too. Can’t complain about his 13 doubles, tho. I’m sure there’s going to be a surge of power at some point before/right after the break.

      • William Hung says:
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        a note about the K-rate – season long it sucks, but he only has 2 Ks in his last 22 ABs (small sample size for sure), and his ABs are pretty rock solid with the exception of the 3 pitch caught looking K he took from Greinke yesterday in his first AB after his HR.

        The series against the Red Sox was a great example of his season long slump, but it’s almost like a 180 with him since he’s been back in Colorado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That would be great, go for it! I’d like to know WTF too!

    • Stumanji! says:
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      Can you post this as a full post, so I don’t miss it in the comments? V interested as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Headed there now to buy you stuff

  64. Steve says:
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    Please rank (14T obp, daily) UTIL:

    Y Daza, Nunez, K Cron, L Gurriel

    Fill in until Tatis is back, so shortish term.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Daza

  65. Ghost Ride the WHIP says:
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    Grey,

    For long term saves specs for this year who do you prefer- Carlos Martinez or Shawn Kelley?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CMart

  66. Cable says:
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    Looks to me Scherzer don’t get a CG he’s not going to get a W ….Nats nice job with the BP & BTW us T Turner off the IL yet ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trea stopped playing on April 3rd, I believe

  67. G says:
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    Another team has an interest in my Mancini and I need help at closer with just Greene and Giles. Mancini i is currently my utility bit figure I could replace with hot bats. Would Oberg and wade davis for Mancini be a solid return? Or would you want more? My league counts holds also so if Davis gets the job back, Oberg may be useful for holds. I could also hold and wait on SAGNoF waiver adds. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Davis/Oberg, I’d try for more tho

  68. quinnmatt83 says:
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    Grey,

    Streamonator is only showing the 27th and 29th, but not today’s slate; is that a you problem or a me problem?

    Keeper league, keep 6, Ohtani in the 10th. I know he’s knocking the rust off but what can we expect once he gets going? East Coast bias aside, I saw the numbers last season and heard the rave reviews, is this as good as advertised? I’d like to ride out the season for dual eligibility next season when he’s back on the mound.

    Thanks!

    • knucks says:
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      Something was up with Today’s Hittertron too. Time to call for Beetlejuice?

      Save us Rudy!

      • it’s fixed. some joker in RCL rostered Will Smith of LAD and it led to a name conflict that broke the system.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jada Pinkett

        • knucks says:
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          Hah! Thx man

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          Oh no. What’s gonna happen if Rougned Odor’s little brother Rougned ever gets to the show.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            HA

          • LenFuego says:
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            Not a problem … the way Rougned the Elder is hitting, by the time that happens he won’t be in the show to muck things up.

  69. Ryan says:
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    I’m in a 14 team h2h dynasty league. I’m currently in 12th place. Anyway my team definitely needs an ace sp. I am looking to possibly? move harper to acquire a sp. I was just offered Domingo Santana Gerrit Cole Cole Hamels for Harper, Mikolas and Martin Perez. Do I take this deal or explore other trades for Harper?

    C Danny Jansen ?

    ? 1B Pete Alonso
    2b Ozzie albies
    Ss Trevor Story
    3b Rafael Devers
    Rf Bryce Harper
    Cf Ronald Acuna
    Lf Juan Soto
    Util Jonathan Villar ?
    Bn Kevin Cron ? ?
    Na Bo Bichette
    Na Joey Bart

    Sp Jon Lester
    Sp Miles Mikolas
    Sp Brandon woodruff
    Rp John brebbia
    Rp Ryan Pressly?
    Rp Hansel Robles
    P Marcus Walden
    P Julio Urias?
    P Jose Alvarado
    Bn Martin Perez
    Bn John Means??
    Bn Zach Efflin
    Bn Jeff Samardzija
    Na Deivi Garcia ?
    Na Casey Mize?
    na Sixto Sanchez ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent for you

      • Ryan says:
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        Do you by any chance see Domingo Santana and Bryce Harper ending the year with comparable stats going forward?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Doubt it, but I guess it could happen

          • Ryan says:
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            Who do you think will finish the year with better numbers?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Bryce

  70. The Wild Card says:
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    Grey,

    I’m needing to activate Paxton off the IL, which of the following pitchers would you drop to make room for him?

    Musgrove, Marco Gonz, or Just Awful Happ.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just Awful

  71. Whatever says:
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    12 team mixed. Start Lyles @cin? Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Whatever says:
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        Thx. Btw wtf is MIL doing with Jimmy Nelson? makes no sense.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not sure, tbh

  72. Trickrey says:
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    In my 12 tm 5×5 (QS, OBP, SV+H instead of Wins, Avg, and saves) roto league I’m currently in 1st place by 20 points. The last few days I’ve been carrying no catcher as I’ve been trying to either do a 2 for 1 or wait for one of my bench bats to make an easy cut decision. Don’t like idea of missing out on a daily lineup spot for much longer so any advice on who to drop or a roster spot where you think a 2 for 1 would benefit me? Rodgers potentially seems like the cut but would leave me with just Chavis at 2b and was hoping to see how he performed this week in Coors

    C – Currently None
    1b – Freeman
    2b – Chavis
    3b – Kris Bryant
    SS – Mondesi
    OF – Betts, Soto, Dahl
    Util – Pete Alonso
    Bench: Voit, Eloy, Austin riley, Brendan rodgers

    SP – Carrasco, Buehler, Flaherty, Paddack, Caleb Smith, Giolito, Wheeler, Clevinger (IL)
    RP – Diego Castillo & Ryan Pressley

    Thanks for any advice! Wouldn’t be in 1st place currently if weren’t for your expertise, but now I just need to find a way to stay there for the rest of the season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your team is stacked, not sure what you can do to consolidate… Maybe Voit/Eloy for an SP? Marquez? Greinke? You’re overpaying, but bench bats are doing you no good

      • Trickrey says:
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        Thanks! Apparently the rest of my league doesn’t see Voit/Eloy combo as an overpay as the only similar caliber SP I’ve been able to fetch for them is Kershaw.

        So is Voit and Eloy for Kershaw too much of an overpay? Or still better than having too many bench bats? Personally not a huge Kershaw supporter but Steamer seems to like him a lot ROS

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bleh, don’t love Kershaw

  73. Batman says:
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    Is Aaron Nola for Yordan Alvarez too much? It is a keeper league, both would be last round keepers in our league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  74. Ron Swanson says:
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    What starting pitcher would be good or fair value for DeJong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler?

  75. Jason says:
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    12 team H2H OF ranking please…

    G. Polanco, Eloy, Castlellanos, Mercado.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eloy, Polanco

  76. rhodyballer says:
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    1. Are you holding out any hope at all on Taillion or Glasnow ROS?

    2. Also, drop Tapia for Mercado if I am middling in SB in a 12-team 5×5 roto?

    3. Is Jorge Polanco for realz as a MI or should I sccop Cano off the WW for insurance?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nope 2. Hate to 3. Yes, Polanco real

  77. Matty says:
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    Thanks for the heads-up on Daza. Looks like an interesting one who is high on Prospectanator but has somehow flown under the radar otherwise.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, No problem

  78. edietrich1962 says:
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    Thoughts of starting Max Fried at home vs Nationals??

    StreamONator seems to have him around +6 so slightly favourable.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start him

  79. sideshow says:
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    Any thought on Renato Nunez & his sudden power surge?

    • sideshow says:
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      Missed the comment. Apologies

  80. krazyivan says:
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    Think that Heany + Rodgers=Seager?
    Seager is just on my bench so I thought I could sink an investment in Heany staying healthy and productive.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want more

  81. rhodyballer says:
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    FYI

    (28 mins ago) Herrera was arrested and charged with domestic violence Monday after an incident involving his girlfriend, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
    Herrera’s punishment from the league has not yet been announced, but he’s likely to be at minimum placed on the restricted list while the league conducts an investigation, with a longer suspension possible depending on the results of that investigation. Scott Kingery, who has already been eating into his playing time in center field, is likely to take over on an everyday basis when Herrera’s punishment arrives.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ODB is a POS

      • Dave D says:
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        Here, here. My biggest mistake (so far) is drafting ODB in over half my leagues. Upton is not far behind in the disappointment category, but I’d rather have a guy not playing than one playing and sucking royally.

        It seems like most of the bad news for me thus year is happening on Tuesdays. Not good for weekly formats.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tuesdays are the worst!

  82. dau says:
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    Odubel arrested for domestic violence–adding Scott K seems like a good idea now—over Ramen Tilapia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not over Tapia

      • Dave D says:
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        Filet of Tapia?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Better than tilapia

  83. kilkennybrian says:
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    1. M Perez Vs MIL, SoN is meh on it. You starting in 10 teamer?

    2. Looking to add another starter in a 10 team. Gibson or Yonny C?
    Yonny has been really efficient and gets a ton of low inning W opportunities based on his useage, but I know you like Gibson too.

    3. In a 12 teamer, I picked up Walden yesterday; need saves. Should I drop him for Yonny? Don’t really have a BAD need for saves, but I could use some. Not sure who’s a more value own.

    4. Rank: Franmil, Ohtani, Soler, Frazier

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nah 2. Gibson 3. Sure 4. Soler, Franmil

  84. Josh Reddick or Bryan Reynolds

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds

  85. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    5×5 w/ QS

    Is German Marquez and Domingo Santana (bench bat) too much for Gerrit Cole?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A bit, yeah

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Could work out tho

  86. Racehorse says:
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    Grey, I got a hot one ….

    16 team h2h dynasty

    Just been offered a trade proposal – Tapia for my Folty

    My starting pitching goes like this…

    Max
    deGrom
    Carassco
    MadBum
    C Hamels
    Z Wheeler
    Folty
    Lucchesi
    Jose De Leon-DL

    My outfield depth goes like this …

    JD Mart
    Ozuna
    Soto
    Dahl
    Winker
    Mazara
    Mercado (who I claime off waivers this morning, and who I want to flip)

    What do you think?

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      I’d hold. when are you ever going to start tapia in that outfield?

      • Racehorse says:
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        When the Rox finally kick Ian Desmond to the curb ~

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have too many OFs already, not sure what Tapia does for you

      • Racehorse says:
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        I’ve been obsessed the Rockies hitters since 2007 when my dynasty league started …

        We have 4 outfield spots: LF, CF, RF, OF and two UT spots …

        We keep 24 out of a roster of 27, so trying to get ahead of the curve when it comes to keeping good young solid players who play everyday has always been my strategy … and Tapia fits that bill with the added plus of being a Rockie …

        And, I’ve never been shy in this league about cashing in of premium starting pitching if it means getting a bat with the aforementioned criteria.

        Yes, I’m being ridiculous …. but pitchers get hurt and I prefer longterm bats over longterm starting pitchers.

        Thoughts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay if you’re stashing long term

  87. here comes the pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey?

    Good call by SoN yesterday with Sonny! I think the system is a little wonky right now but you starting Trevor Richards (v. SF) in 12 team today? Going off memory I think he was about ~$10 when I checked this morning. Thanks!

    Also tyler the creator’s Earfquake might be song of the summer.

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      Earfquake is dope. So catchy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I need to listen to more Creator

      I’d start anyone vs. Giants

  88. Do you see Carlos Martinez eventually taking over closing duties in StL? Watched him recently and stuff was filthy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not, but maybe

  89. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    So glad Hamels and Castillo showed their patriotic colors and bled red all over my teams. A Holes!

    In our Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League, who would you rather have as your 4th OF:

    A. Garcia
    Mercado
    C. Frazier
    Renfroe
    M. Smith
    W. Myers

    I have Springer and Gordon on the DL, so something needs to give.

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Yankee my Wanky! says:
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      Mancini out there as well. Perhaps I just answered my own question?

      Thanks Grey.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, yeah, Mancini

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      Avisail

  90. Bobby says:
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    Dynasty question:

    Which side do you prefer, Javier Baez and Keston Hiura, or Fernando Tatis Jr and Vidal Brujan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  91. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    1. Folty or Hendrix?
    2. Bench Bat – Tapia or Hiura?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hendricks

      Tapia

  92. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Grey, thanks as always for all the content.

    You called this J-Ram nonsense in the preseason but I’ve been holding out hope, mostly b/c I don’t think I could get value for him. I received an offer of Matt Chapman/Alvarado/Castillo for Jose. I may be able to tweak that to Chapman and a SP like Marquez/Kershaw/Buehler/Morton. Regardless, do you make either of those moves or is a Jose explosion coming?

    Admittedly, I don’t know much on Chapman but he’s young and his perfs are glorious. This is a deep roto keeper – currently have Jose as a 4th rounder.

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Luis Castillo? I’d do that deal in a second

      • Jimmy Jack James says:
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        Sorry – Diego Castillo and Alvarado, the two headed closer monster of TB

        • Jimmy Jack James says:
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          Bumping this up due to my ambiguity – my Jose Ramirez for:

          A – Matt Chapman/Alvarado/Diego Castillo
          B – Matt Chapman and one of Buehler, Kershaw, Marquez or Morton
          C – Hold, a breakout is coming.

          Roto keeper league – thank you Grey!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’d take Chapman/Buehler or German, sounds decent, and it unloads Jo-Ram share that you never should’ve owned

  93. baldy says:
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    Trying to decide who to start tonight. Hittron likes both guys:
    Tapia in Coors batting leadoff against M Kelly
    or
    Kepler Home batting leadoff against Z Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia

      • baldy says:
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        Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • knucks says:
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      How do you know these guys are leading off?

      • baldy says:
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        Tapia has been hitting leadoff since Blackmon has been out, and Kepler has been hitting leadoff when going against RHP. They could throw me for a loop tonight and change it up but they have been pretty consist with those lineups.

  94. pinkman says:
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    Should I swap Stewarts in a 20-team AL Only keeper? Christin for DJ? DJ was just called up

    • pinkman says:
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      Goodrum is now available also

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Prefer Goodrum

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  95. Perfect Game says:
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    Please rank these in order of preference ROS for a redraft standard roto league that uses QS instead of wins.

    Greinke, Marquez, Wheeler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      German, Wheeler

  96. JC says:
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    Has Lucchessi turned a corner? Get back on the Italian stallion?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I own him

  97. blehmeh says:
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    DJ Stewart just got called up.

    I have one OF spot left. 20 team points league.

    Naylor, Daza, or Stewart.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stewart

  98. Let's Play Two says:
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    Byron Buxton – I’m in need of SB. Is he a 25+ this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems about his over/under line, maybe 22

  99. Kcc26 says:
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    How do you order Y. Chirinos, Kikuchi, P. Lopez, and L. Lynn?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kikuchi, Yonny

  100. Cohen says:
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    Mercado coming off of a 2 steal game
    Mercado or Kingery ros ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery

  101. Joe Schmo says:
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    Okay to flip Mondesi for Degrom? I need the pitching help. Near the bottom in all pitching cats and at the top of hitting. Hiura would slide in as my 2B. Thanks! 12 team 5×5 roto redraft

    c- lucroy
    1b – freeman
    2b – mondesi
    ss – story
    3b – senzel
    of – trout
    of – meadows
    of – rosario
    util – conforto
    util – g polanco
    bench – mercado, miggy, n cruz, mcmahon, hiura

    sp – Buehler, Carrasco (just acquired), Canning, Luchessi, Giolito, CarMart, Weaver, Severino, Whitley
    rp – Yates, Holland, Robles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it

  102. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Bumping this up due to my ambiguity – my Jose Ramirez for:

    A – Matt Chapman/Alvarado/Diego Castillo
    B – Matt Chapman and one of Buehler, Kershaw, Marquez or Morton – this option is not a sure thing yet
    C – Hold, a breakout is coming.

    Roto keeper league – thank you Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Chapman/Buehler or German, sounds decent, and it unloads Jo-Ram share that you never should’ve owned — In a keeper, it is just fair tho

  103. William Hung says:
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    Looks like Hunter Dozier is getting hot again – Razz ROS looks really meh though. Do you concur or are more bullish on him? I’m considering picking him up and dropping Matt Carpenter or David Dahl if he continues to be meh for the rest of this home stand

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m more bullish, I like him, he’s made adjustments…Not better than those other two

      • William Hung says:
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        I love reading the player blurbs on RW to see the overreactions in full effect. Check out Andrew Benintendi right now – it’s wild… one guy claimed he dropped him, and other people are saying he’s waiver wire fodder

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s crazy

  104. muskysmell says:
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    Would you trade R. Devers for J. Ramirez in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  105. Reed Smith says:
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    Hey Grey-
    Selfishly, here with two questions for you today. Don’t hate! 10 Team Keeper, Points H2H, QS league instead of W-L.

    Trade proposal – Pitching is a premium in this league and I have a bunch but need a SS:
    My Gerrit Cole (3rd Round Keeper 1 more year)
    His Correa (No keeper value) and Giolito (25th Round, 3 Years)
    This would give me 5x 25th round keepers

    Not sure why the ROS projections on Razzball are so bad on Giolito and really curious on your thoughts regarding him at this point. Maybe tonight tells us more but it’s the Royals!

    2nd Question: Stash
    I grabbed Kieboom as he’s been raking since being sent down but Oscar is available now in my league. Both would be 25th round keepers for 3y. Thoughts on how long until Dutch gets back and would you hold there or just grab Oscar? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m saying buy Cole and you’re selling

      Grab Mercado

      • Reed Smith says:
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        thanks on Oscar. Done

        I know on Cole but i desperately need a SS as I got hosed by Manny and haven’t found much consistent since. And Giolito’s pedigree is tempting. No love for Giolito from you?

        • Cram It says:
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          You have Machado at SS? You don’t desperately need a SS then.

          • Reed Smith says:
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            No, I cut bait on Machado long ago along with Wheeler for Arenado. Still need the SS

            • Cram It says:
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              Ah

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like Giolito, but I’m not ready to say he’s going to be a keeper yet, he’s had a good 6 weeks

          • Reed Smith says:
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            Gotcha. Thx muchly.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  106. Edgar Gonzalez says:
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    Got offered Eugenio Suarez and a 2nd round draft pick for Kris Bryant. Is this a must take considering that Eugenio will probably hit 30-35 hr with 90-100 rbi.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  107. Steve says:
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    10T, 5×5 daily

    1. Who are your two favorite out of:
    Tapia, C Frazier, Chavis, Hicks

    2. When K Tucker’s called up next week (after Super 2 deadline), do you like him over Chavis?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Chavis, Hicks 2. Tucker

  108. aintlifegrand says:
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    Right now I have Yordan and Hiura on my bench and Justin Upton in my IL slot. With Didi coming back, I could drop Hiura and Upton and grab Didi and Heaney.

    10 Tm redraft OBP league, limit 2 moves per week. Thanks!

    My team:
    C Vazquez
    1B C Santana
    2B Albies
    3B Turner
    SS Mondesi
    CI Pete Alonso
    MI Ed Escobar
    OF Yelich, Acuna, Dahl
    U: Hunter Dozier
    SP: Marquez, Buehler, Carrasco, Boyd, Snell
    RP: Hader, Trienen
    BN: Domingo Santana, A Hicks, Hiura, Yordan, J Upton (I)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Didi and Heaney

      • aintlifegrand says:
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        Thanks- are the ROS projections on this site for Didi just lagging based off the idea he wasn’t going to play until the ASB? Is Didi’s ceiling higher than Hiura for this year in your eyes?

        I appreciate the feedback!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Both?

  109. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    Start 1 of these 3 at U for the next 7-day period.
    14-team OBP roto
    Canha, JBJr, or K.Broxton
    ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JBJ

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        OK, thanks,

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  110. herschel says:
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    @Grey: no need to hold on to weaver in 12 team redraft leagues, correct?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose him

  111. Steve says:
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    Rudy, I think Hittertron went on tilt again. Tomorrow’s hitter’s projections load but I can’t get today’s.

    I read it was wonky earlier and was fixed. Can you please take another look?

    Thanks

    • we’re good now. let me know if you aren’t seeing it.

      • Steve says:
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        We’re good, thanks Rudy!

  112. JakeDaSnake says:
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    6×6 h2h ops/qs

    Cron/Bieber
    For
    Stanton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I guess Stanton

  113. rhodyballer says:
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    I have Glasnow in a 12-team roto redraft and neither of us are encouraged about his future. No DL/IL spots and I currently also own Sale, Bieber, Cole, Paxton, Matz, M. Perez, Strahm

    Closers are: Iglesias, W. Davis, Greene

    Please rank these SP ROS:

    Pivetta
    Pineda
    Fiers
    T. Williams
    Gausman
    C. Martin
    Yonny
    Taillon
    Eickoff
    Luzardo
    Whitley

    Make a move or just use Glasnow’s spot to stream? Drop Matz or Perez for any of these?

    I could also snag L. Jackson, Alvarado or CMart. Any moves you recommend?

    Thanks!

    • rhodyballer says:
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      Add Eovaldi to that list. Not looking for you to rank all – just 1-3 por favor!

      Or just cool my rosterbating and hold steady?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Rosterbate!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream out of Glasnow’s spot…I’d hold Matz and Perez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yonny is most interesting

      • rhodyballer says:
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        Thx!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  114. LongLiveMarkPrior says:
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    Lucchesi or Heaney ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucchesi

      • LongLiveMarkPrior says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  115. packers2018 says:
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    Grey, don’t forget the final NFBC “cutline” FAAB period is next Tuesday.
    1. How are you doing so far?
    2. I’m in first in two leagues and 6th in the other. I took Max with the first pick on the team in 6th. Low 300’s O/A with the first place teams. There’s hope but not a lot of promise.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’m top 150 overall, what’s cutoff for winning some $?

      • packers2018 says:
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        No cutoff. Need to survive the seperate cutline dates, You must be in first in your league, that would give you $250.00., and automatically puts you in the championship portion of the cutline. Need to survive top….so many for the next three weeks then you would qualify for the final big money chance.

        Just call it up, click on league, then rules, it explains it there.

        By the way I won a DFS first place out of 2976 entries. Only 7th time I played. I’m 8 for 19 so far. All $1 or $2 contests. Turned 2 bucks into $500.
        The tools helped me make the right picks. Well worth the subscription fees.

        Have Dietrich and Newman tonight with Hill going yet. Hopefully he has a good night.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s awesome! Congrats! Thanks for info too!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BTW, I used $975 in my 1st waiver period and everyone in my league has at least $900 left, so it might be a light period of transacting

  116. Perfect Game says:
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    I’m looking to trade one of my SP for stolen bases.

    In order, who would you give up? I’m in a league that uses QS.

    Martin Perez
    Rich Hill
    Frankie Montas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That order

  117. Charlie says:
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    H2H Points 10 team.
    1: is this team naughty or nice?
    2: who should I add to play 2nd base?
    Schoop/Murphy/Lourdes Gurriel

    Contreras
    Bell
    ( open )
    Arenado
    Seager
    Soto
    Hanniger
    Robles
    Guerrero Jr.

    Cole
    Woodruff
    Paddack
    Nola
    Wheeler
    Price
    Flaherty
    Fried
    E.Rodriguez
    RP: Hader
    RP: Vasquez

    Bench/IR: Eloy/Stanton/Kluber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      2. Murphy

  118. Db says:
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    Start Corbin vs chc and pivetta ? he’s starting stras @atl , Giolito vs kc, lyles @ cincy

    I had Lynn go last night so whip is at 1.56 with a loss but 10 strikeouts

    The next 4 starters I have are minor vs kc, Marquez vs tor, luchessi vs miami, Gibson @tampa

    His are Caleb smith @sd, Darvish @stl, peacock @oak, mikolas vs chc

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start Pivetta

      • Db says:
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        Bench him and wait and see? If he does bad drop for desclefani vs Pitt tomorrow?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, hold and see

  119. Jacks says:
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    You avail to go to LAD v WAS friday night? Fireworks. Have 2 good loge seats. Listed on stubhub and may be able to go to game for last couple of innings, but may just give them to you for all your hard labor. Will know for sure Thursday. Are you avail? Don’t know how to contact you direct, but you should have my email.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Let me check with Cougs to see if we have plans

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll email you now, we’re available, I’m told…

  120. LG Baseball says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Thanks for the advice yesterday. Traded for Story and Bell last night! Hope Bell continues to rake

    Kris Bryant or Altuve in a keeper league?

    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant

  121. Random Collmenter says:
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    In last place in a 12-team redraft roto with QS instead of Wins and need to make some moves if I’m gonna have a chance. Was offered Bryce, Luis Castillo, and H Dozier for Bellinger and Turnbull. Thoughts?

    Here’s the rest of my squad:
    C- Lucroy
    1- Vogelbach
    2- C Hernandez
    3- J Turner
    SS- Segura
    OF: Bellinger Judge Conforto Frazier
    U: Jorge Polanco

    SPs: Thor, Bauer, Carrasco, Matz, Turnbull
    RPs: Hader, Robles

    BN: Chavis, Walker, C Seager, Mikolas

    Bryce has been pretty bad but considering this deal.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Worth it to mix things up since you’re in last…

  122. krazyivan says:
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    Follow up one cellar dweller question with another’s

    ROS: Donaldson or Dietrich?
    Stats include OBP and Slugging %

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      May as well try Dietrich

      • krazyivan says:
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        3 HRs tonight already. Just picked him and can’t believe no one picked him up.

        His reaction after some of these dingers are priceless. He will be bathed in bean balls soon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yup!

  123. herschel says:
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    @Grey: in redraft leagues, who do you like as the better stash between gallen and luzardo? gracias…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallen

  124. goodfold2 says:
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    anybody else bench lyles even in shallows and stream sims for deeps? going well so far, thanks SON.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lyles is hurt

      • goodfold2 says:
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        well he either did that in the game or started it hurt and lied about it. either way SON didn’t like it before this was announced. sounds like in the game, but we know how often pitchers lie about this stuff and seem to have an extremely low ability to judge themselves objectively when it comes to this stuff.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally

  125. Molina bros bbq says:
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    Thoughts on alex reyes? He is available in a keeper league at a salary of $1. Keepable at $6 next year and $9 the year after that. Tempting but im not a big stash guy.. short bench and stashing is wasting a spot to get stats. Biggest questions are when do u think he gets back to the majors and will he start? Made one start in high a.. lets say what… 2-5 more starts in minors? 2-4 weeks away?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s a keeper in a month if you can stash, could be huge… he also might just be a bullpen arm if he can’t stretch out

      • goodfold2 says:
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        think he’s been streching out for week/few weeks now (back from the broken non pitching hand he smashed into something after doing badly in a start before that)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

      • Molina bros bbq says:
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        My thoughts exactly.. but what stats will i lose in the process? 3 bench slots. Other teams who utilize those slots either with a bench bat or additional pitchers really make a difference with accumulating stats. Tough call. Thanks grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  126. Steve says:
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    Dietrich or Daza? Util 14T obp

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dietrich

  127. jason batteiger says:
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    AL only with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added. have mercado and bauers, drop bauers for j.jones DET (thinking this is a not but j.jones does have 5 HR/steals each)

    • jason batteiger says:
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      or tilson.

      • jason batteiger says:
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        or broxton

        2. rengifo or wilkerson at MI (have both of a.diaz/altuve)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          2. Rengifo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, hold Bauers

  128. frankgrimes says:
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    Why can’t Samardzija get hurt?
    Seems everyone else on my teams have…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, only the good die young

  129. Justin Ralph says:
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    Who would you drop for Dietrich? Is he legit? Drop Gregory Polanco, Hicks, Muncy or Domingo Santana? That Cincy lineup is going to bust out IMO.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Polanco

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        Thanks Grey.

        Do you feel like Wade Miley is worth picking up? 10 team league without much pitching on the wire and a limit of 50 moves.

        • Justin Ralph says:
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          Lynn, K Gibson, Canning, Lauer, Urena, Lyles and Skaggs are also available.

  130. Crazy J says:
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    Let’s get jiggy with it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  131. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Any love for Means v DET tomorrow?

  132. The Other JC says:
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    Braun, Eloy, G Polanco, Eaton, Markakis. Please rank top two.

    Lucchrsi v Miami at home
    Strahm v Miami at home
    Peacock at Oakland

    Pick 2 please

  133. Harry Beanebag says:
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    In s 5-man keeper league. Is Austin Riley keeper material for 2020?

  134. Token says:
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    It seems weird not to accept giving up hand for syndergard and ray but I’m worried about my ratios. Rcl format worth doing or should i stream guys on our waiver wire like gray, miley, happ, eickoff?
    I’m top 3 in pitching categories except saves where I’m number one by a couple saves
    My staff is nola, kershaw, woodruff, pressley, hand, hicks, davis, parker, and diego castillo.
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

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