How about that Gleyber Torres schmohawk post now?  Grey’s a genius!  Who happens to need an online dictionary to spell ‘genius.’  Why is that bad?  Are you some kinda of elitist who memorizes werd spelings?  Look at me, I’m a werd nord!  Dur!  I hate you!  And Gleyber Torres.  Why is everything going opposite world on me so far?  I do fantasy baseball to relieve stress so why did I throw my computer out the window and am typing from a nearby bush?  Yo, I’m so bush league!  Get it?  No?  Me either, tee bee aitch.  So, Gleyber Torres (4-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st two homers of the year) did the mollywhop dance on the O’s’ (not confusing apostrophes) pitching.  Of course, Gleyber did!  I’d stream any hitter against the Orioles, except maybe Chris Davis in a split squad game.  Yo, Chris Davis, you wearing Opti-Grab glasses?  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Aaron Hicks – Cleared to resume baseball activities.  Great, he’s updating his LinkedIn account, when does he start playing baseball again?!

Luke Voit – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  If you were thinking about dropping Voit because he had gone five games without doing anything since his last big game, you’re overreacting and you’re doing more harm than good to your teams.

Gary Sanchez – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  Gary looking to bounce back this year like Gary, Indiana’s Chamber of Commerce after the Michael Jackson allegations.  “Here’s a brochure for your visit to the birthplace of Tito Jackson.”

James Paxton – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.09.  Well, that could’ve went better, but he got the win, which more than I can say about most of my starters (except the ones that got wins).

Alex Cobb – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks as he was activated from the IL.  If you own Orioles starters outside of AL-Only leagues, you’re a masochist and you might need help.  The good news is if you find therapy groups painful to attend, you’re gonna love getting help!

Jonathan Villar – 2-for-5 and his 2nd homer.  JV says the only JV thing here is you not owning JV.  High-five the crap out of me!  Right now!  No?  Okay.

Mychal Givens – 1 1/3 IP, 2 ER in the 8th inning of a losing game.  About to throw in the towel on the O’s bullpen.  I can only take so much abuse.  *my dog barks, I jump*  Eek!  I used to be able to do that game where you place your hands on top of someone else’s hands and smack them for flinching, and now I’m a nervous wreck!

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – Will begin rehabbing in High-A.  Ugh, please don’t tell me the BJs (they suck) are now going to make him work his way up the entire minor league system again.

Socrates Brito – 0-for-4 as he was called up with Alford being optioned down, and Brito hit 2nd.  Brito will be in this afternoon’s Buy column.  Wow, what a major draw!

Trevor Bauer – 7 IP, 0 hits, 6 walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 0.64.  Left the game with a no-hitter A) Because he was at 117 pitches. B) The universe can’t handle his douchebaggery after a no-hitter.  C) There’s no C.  D) The Jays are so bad.  E) Like really bad.  F) I mean, doode, check out D & E.  G)rey.

Jose Ramirez – 0-for-3, 1 RBI, hitting .136.  Not doing a victory lap “I told you so” yet, but, just as I predicted, all of his fly balls have got him in a world of trouble.

Aaron Sanchez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.64.  Another solid start from Sanchez and a good day for Sanchezes (Sanchii?).  However (don’t do it, Grey, don’t undercut it), he’s faced two shizzbird teams and I don’t mean the Orioles.  His peripherals don’t support a return to prominence, and Streamonator hates his next start, and I agree.

Spencer Turnbull – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.09.  What are they feeding these Tigers’ starters?  Ah, I know, Royales with Ks.  Okay, joke doesn’t hold up because the Boyd game came against the Yanks, so sue me for all 1,800 pennies I make a day on this site.  Turnbull looks like he could get into serious trouble if a team just waits for its pitch vs. swinging.  He has a solid mix of pitches rolled up into a ball with a bunch of other garbage pitches.  His curve looks terri-bull, but his fastball has some life.  I’m admittedly not fully in on him, but in deeper leagues, you can let up on the throttle, and do worse.

Jakob Junis – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.63.  WWJD?  Not trust Junis.  I agree.

Alex Gordon – 2-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Would’ve made a nice batty call, but, if you fall in love with him, you’re going to be paying child support in the way of 1-for-4 with zero counting stats for weeks.

Brad Boxberger – 1 IP, 0 ER in a non-save situation.  I have no inside info on the Royals’ bullpen shituation.  My guess is still Boxberger emerges with the job, but it could be Ian Kennedy or Wily Peralta.

Steve Pearce – 1-for-4 as he was activated from the IL.  Excuse me, World Series MVP Steve Pearce as everyone is now required to call him.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-5 and his 3rd homer.  What a person says right before Martinez pops his head up, “If only someone would Just Dong…”

Eduardo Rodriguez – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 12.38.  You know once you drop him he’s going to turn around his season.  On that note, maybe you should drop him to help the rest of us.  So, there’s been some concern in the Red Sox camp that Ed-Rod doesn’t have a good game plan and pitch mix to which I shout, “Why don’t you help him get a good game plan and pitch mix?!”  This is a rough stretch, but I would try to hold him at least one more start, though it would be on my bench until I saw a good start (or game plan).

Brett Anderson – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 12 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.38.  Streamonator doesn’t like his next start, and without its consent, I’d have a hard time starting him.

Stephen Piscotty – 4-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and a triple short of the cycle.  That’s called an Antiberto cycle.

Ramon Laureano – 1-for-3, 1 run and his 1st steal.  Give me all your Laureanos!

Yu Darvish – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 8.10.  Darvish’s last start looked more like a losing game of horseshoes than baseball, and now starting him looks like a game of hand grenades.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Javier Baez – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  He winced and appeared to hurt his leg earlier in the game, but a Cubs beat writer said Baez did that a lot last year and it’s not a worry.  So, if this baseball thing doesn’t work out, he can become a professional wrestler, Wince McMahon.

Max Fried – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 0 walks, 5 Ks in his 1st start.  Sonavabench!  I guess it’s good I have him, but why’s he on my bench I’m so stupid and run-on sentences and whatnot.  He painted the corners with 97 MPH heat, then dropped knee bucklers like out of a twerking video.  Had a perfect game going through 5 2/3 IP, which is not only remarkable because it was against the Cubs, but he had a 5+ BB/9 last year in the majors (33 2/3 IP) and a 4+ BB/9 in Triple-A (66 1/3 IP).  Walks have been his downfall.  If he is locating though, he can be a top 40 starter.  Not sure why he’d suddenly have pinpoint control and Gausman/Follysandwitz are returning soon, so I’m hesitant to push everyone towards him, but obviously the upside is real and worth a gamble in deeper leagues.

A.J. Minter – 2/3 IP, 0 ER as he was activated from the IL.  A lot of people are saying he’ll get save chances in tandem with Vizcaino.  I’m not sure.  I’m not saying Minter isn’t good, or not worth owning because he is good, but save chances?  Possibly.  Vizcaino closed last year and this year.  However, Vizcaino has had shoulder issues and didn’t pitch in a spring training game after March 20th.  So, Minter is a solid handcuff.  However, Part II:  The However’s Return, Minter was just out with shoulder tightness.  This could be a mess of a shituation, but, like I said originally, I would own Minter (and Vizcaino).  Too bad there’s no top five closer free agents available, amiright, Kimbrel?

Nick Markakis – 5-for-5, 3 runs, 5 RBIs with three doubles.  Sparkakis!

Matt Harvey – 4 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 9.00.  In the 1st inning, he struck out the side!  And gave up two homers.  And five runs.  The Dark Knight returns!

Mike Trout – 2-for-3 and his 1st homer.  Hey, who’s this guy?  He seems okay.

Kole Calhoun – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer as he bats leadoff.  Is The Sciosciapath wearing a giant Brad Ausmus puppet?

Shohei Ohtani – Thinks he can return in April, saying, “I know (my team is) trying to be very careful with me.  Heaney, Skaggs and the rest of them is who they don’t care about.”

Ronald Guzman – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  In one league, I have Christian Walker and Ronald Guzman on my bench (5 HRs) and Eduardo Escobar in my lineup (does he have a hit yet?).  *removes pen cap, writes “Shame” on forehead, returns pen cap*

Noah Syndergaard – 6 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners (1 hit), 6 Ks, ERA at 4.50.  What a bum!  (Kidding, he looked decent. Though, guys like Gomes and Eaton were swinging at some pitches off the plate that made his job easier.)

Victor Robles – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, hitting .300, as he continues to bat 9th.  Mean’s while, Brian Dozier (0-for-4, hitting .091) is in the two-hole.  I realize crap usually is in the two hole, but that’s just literal poopycock.  Wilmer Difo, star of silver screen with hits like Platoon and Spider-Man (2002), is better in the two hole than that dreck Dozier.  Davey Martinez out here managing like he’s Davey Johnson.  What’s with the Nats and Daveys, by the way?  The Nationals are in Washington so they are America’s team and Davey Boy Smith waved a British Union Jack, explain yourself, Nationals!

Stephen Strasburg – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.84.  Surprised to see he threw 108 pitches, because I watched the game and they were pretty, effortless carefree pitches.  He could’ve been whistling while peeing into the Hudson River.  “Hey, look a dead body!”  That’s a carefree, smiling Strasburg urinating into the Hudson.

Corey Dickerson – Hit the IL with a shoulder strain.  He has no timetable.  So, I guess he just lays his alarm clock on the floor.  Weird.

J.B. Shuck – 1-for-3 as he plays in place of Dickerson.  Shuck on that Dickerson!  Which is what I exclaim in public when I’m trying to elicit strange looks.

Adam Frazier – 1-for-4 and his 2nd steal, and 2nd in as many games.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but if you lost Trea Turner…Well, you can’t replace him, but Frazier could provide some runs, bit of average and a little speed.

Jordan Lyles – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks vs. Tyler Mahle – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks.  This matchup was billed as T. Mahle vs. Jordan, which was also the title of the CIA operation to poison a dictator with Chipotle.

  1. Al KOHOLIC says:
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    The Chris Davis joke. I’m not easily amused but actually laughed out loud at that one.

    • bigbear says:
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      Chris Davis got booed by O’s fans in the home opener. After the game he said he wasn’t expecting the boos. So he’s got that going for him…

      • Kelly Denzik says:
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        he isnt very old either, i mean how do you get that bad

        • Duh says:
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          Not juicing

        • snarky anklebiter says:
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          He should be the new spokesman for Adderall. “this is what happens when you don’t take your Adderall.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Al!

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        Looks like Al is Kelly now..

  2. Bas Larsen says:
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    Time to start calling Harvey the Brown Night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  3. tigersharkz says:
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    …the Odiferous Rougned…

    Is there a Razzball term for when a team scores 11 runs, but a player on said team gives you absolutely nada, not even a walk, to show for it LOL???

    Thank god Villar is my 2b, because once you’ve sniffed the Odor, you never go back, jack.

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      I believe its called Ticker Tease, one of the older terms in the glossary but definitely timeless

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, ticker tease

  4. toolshed says:
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    Ramirez hit .086 (3 for 35) last year during his first 10 games. I am willing to give him a break since he probably should have gone on the dl but was forced into action since lindor is out. Btw, he fouled a ball off his foot today and left the game in the 8th inning.

    The whole Indian offense last year was a disaster early. Lindor hit .175, Encarnacion .171 in the first 10 games. All I’m saying is its early and I dont think we can call ramirez a bust yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s fair, I hope he starts hitting things other than fly balls to OFs

  5. Harley Earl says:
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    So Niko Goodrum goes 2-for-3 with two doubles and 3 RBIs and you ignore him but you’re a mouthpiece for all these others?

    Niko will not be sending you a Christmas card this December.

    Signed,

    Niko’s Grandmama.

    • trevorcorey says:
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      I was looking for a blurb on him as well.

      Trying to decide who is more valuable as a single bench bat:
      1. Tatis Jr. for his upside
      2. Goodrum for his last name and positional eligibility

      • bigbear says:
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        At this point in the season, bench bats are for one thing – upside. Go with Tatis. But I’m a teetotaler Tatis man myself.

      • Harley Earl says:
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        Definitely go with Tatis. But Goodrum is great to have with the flexibility he has. He covers someone in my lineup almost daily.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  6. Terrence Mann says:
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    Some Royals bullpen fun facts:

    Wily Peralta had no blown saves in 2018. None

    He also had 6 BB/9.

    Royals bullpen has 17 BB in 19 IP this year.

    There was a 15 month stretch in 2014-15 where the Royals didn’t lose a game after leading in the 7th inning. 15 months! They’ve lost two such games this week.

    There is one member of the bullpen who hasn’t given up a run yet in 20t19.

    That pitcher is Chris Ellis, who was DFA’d this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I mean, not nice, but oy

  7. Not the real Hubie Brooks says:
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    So glad baseball is happening again….Trying to iron out the wrinkles in my rotation. What 5-7 SP from this list would you trust most/go with moving forward (15 team mixed league, 5×5).

    No brainers:
    Sp1–Stras
    Sp2–Ryu
    Sp 3–Glasnow

    Sketchier but currently on my roster (from most to least sketchy(?)): EdRod, Aaron Sanchez, Matthew Boyd, Kyle Gibson, Luke Weaver.

    On the Wire: DeScla, Loaisiga, Shark

    • Not the real Hubie Brooks says:
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      least to most sketchy, I meant, but whatever, they’re all pretty sketchy

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d swap weaver out for lasagna, but holding is fine too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  8. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    Love the recap, it’s like bandage over the wound that is my team.

    a. Modern day Abbott and Costello quote of the day for April 5 (could be first and last ever of this type)

    [Set in Angels stadium, April 4, 2019]

    Fan #1: Hey, man. The Angels are losing again, just like last year.
    Fan #2: [Not following the game, with earplugs in, swiping left and right on the Internet]. No way!
    Fan#1: Yeah, he’s pitching again when they lose. How’d you know?
    Fan #2: No what?
    Fan #1: That Noe (Ramirez) was pitching?
    Fan #2: He’s pitching? No way!
    Fan #1: Forget it.

    Camera fades to Goodwin, Poohholes and Lucroy discussing how they’re going to make a comeback in the next inning. And cut!] As bad as LAA is right now, I would take the entire LAA roster over my crap bed of a team. How’s that describe it? To wit…

    1. Goodrum God love him is my best player
    2. I batty called Gordon and dropped him before the game was over to re-instate Minter off the DL.

    b. Funny thing happened. I was following the game on CBS gametracker and looked up at Boxberger’s ERA just when it changed to 13.50. [I was surprised he was in protecting a 1-run deficit for the Royals, but I digress.]. I didn’t see the previous ERA, just that it changed to 13,50. I was looking for a HR or grand slam for the hitting team, then I realized his ERA went down from 27.00 to 13.50 instead of going up!!! Man, he is worse than the smell of cat poop and pee in your fine Persian rug.

    c. Another thing that happened yesterday in Angels stadium, apart from a. above (scroll up or don’t). Seriously, Steve Harvey came early to the stadium, whitefaced his entire body, put on Matt Harvey’s uniform (almost the same body type) and then delivered the turd truffle that happened yesterday. Amiright? Grey? You still there? Ah, man. Roofied again.

    d. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for April 5

    ABBOTT AND COSTELLO’S ROUTINE 7X13=28

    Landlord: Just a minute, these men can’t sail. I happen to be their landlord, they owe me seven weeks room rent, and unless I get my money they cant go on that boat.
    Abbott: What did you do with the room rent I gave you? (to Costello)
    Costello: I gave him the money.
    Abbott: Well he said he gave you the money. (to Landlord)
    Landlord: He only gave me twenty-eight dollars.
    Costello: Well that was right.
    Abbott: I gave you more than twenty-eight dollars.
    Costello: No, it was thirteen dollars a week.
    Abbott: That’s right.
    Costello: We were there seven weeks.
    Abbott: That’s right, where’s all the money?
    Costello: I gave him the twenty-eight dollars.
    Abbott: What do you mean twenty-eight dollars?
    Costello: That’s all the guy’s got coming.
    Abbott: Wait a minute, it’s thirteen dollars a week…
    Costello: Yeah.
    Abbott: I gave you seven times thirteen.
    Costello: That’s twenty-eight dollars, I gave it to him!
    Abbott: Don’t say that, don’t say it!
    Abbott: You didn’t get that money? (to Landlord)
    Landlord: All I got is twenty-eight dollars.
    Costello: That’s right seven times thirteen is twenty-eight dollars!
    Abbott: Come here, come here, come here, prove that to me. (to Costello)
    Costello: You want me to prove it?
    Abbott: Prove it!
    Costello: Okay. Let me see, there were seven weeks, right, I’m going to divide it and it was twenty-eight right? Now seven into twenty-eight…
    Abbott: You claim seven goes into twenty-eight, thirteen times?
    Costello: That’s right.
    Abbott: Prove it.
    Costello: Seven into two, seven will not go into two!
    Abbott: No, no certainly not!
    Costello: No matter how much you push this big seven into that little two, it’s not going to go in there.
    Abbott: We know that.
    Costello: Therefore you don’t want to hurt that little two.
    Abbott: What do you mean?
    Costello: That’s a cute little two, isn’t it?
    Abbott: What are you going to do with it?
    Costello: I’m not going to push that big seven into that little two.
    Abbott: What are you going to do with it?
    Costello: I’m going to put that little two right there.
    Abbott: What’s that for?
    Costello: Isn’t that cute that little two, don’t forget about that little two!
    Abbott: All right go ahead.
    Costello: Seven into eight?
    Abbott: Once.
    Costello: Once, now I’m going to carry the seven because it’s getting heavy, I’m going to put it right there. Now seven from eight?
    Abbott: One. 7(28(13 7
    Costello: One, a minute ago…21
    Abbott: Oh, oh! 2
    Costello: …I had some argument about a little two, this little two down here. Do you mind if I use it now?
    Abbott: Go ahead, please.
    Costello: Thank you. So I’m going to put that little two right there, seven into twenty-one?
    Abbott: Three times.
    Costello: Three times, seven into twenty-eight: THIRTEEN TIMES.
    Abbott: Oh no, no.
    Costello: I gave you everything that was coming to you! (to Landlord)
    Landlord: You only gave me twenty-eight dollars!
    Costello: Your what I call a cheat, now you tell my partner that I paid you off
    Abbott: Wait a minute, come over here, come over here, now don’t (to Costello) encourage him, please. (to audience)
    Abbott: We’ll multiply this, put down, um, put down, come on put down thirteen.
    Costello: You got no right telling him I didn’t give you the money! (to Landlord)
    Abbott: Come on, put down thirteen, put it down!
    Costello: Okay, thirteen.
    Abbott: Now put down a seven.
    Costello: Seven weeks.
    Abbott: Now all right, make a line, now you claim thirteen times seven is what?
    Costello: Twenty-eight.
    Abbott: Prove it, get a load of this!!
    Costello: Seven times three?
    Abbott: Twenty-one. 13 7
    Costello: Seven times one? 21 7
    Abbott: Seven. 28
    Costello: Seven and one?
    Abbott: Eight.
    Costello: And two to carry is TWENTY-EIGHT!!!
    [Laughter]
    Costello: Look I paid you every nickel you had coming. (to Landlord)
    Abbott: All right, all right come here we’ll add it up. 13 13
    Costello: There’s more? 13 13
    Abbott: Put down thirteen, seven times. 13 13
    Costello: Put down thirteen, seven times? 13 28
    Abbott: Seven times!!!!!
    Abbott and Costello: One, two, three, four, five, six, seven.
    Abbott: Now you claim that all that added up amounts to what?
    Costello: Twenty-eight.
    Abbott: Give me the chalk, I’ll add it up.
    Costello: There’s a piece, get over here, it’s liable to come out right!
    Abbott: There you are, there’s three, six, nine, twelve, fifteen, eighteen, twenty-one…
    Costello: Twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-four, twenty-five, twenty-six, twenty-seven, TWENTY-EIGHT!!
    [Laughter.]

    e. Have a nice weekend.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Ok says:
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      Have you ever considered writing comedy? Creative!

    • William Hung says:
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      I just want to say you have killed my productivity at work – every morning i’m on Youtube watching the skits you post… EVEN AFTER watching a bunch off of Amazon Prime like 2 months ago…

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Will!

        First of love all, love the name and the TV series – Hung. I think it’s one of the better-made TV series but for some reason was not as popular as Friends or other stupid chit at the time.

        Secondly, sorry for killing your productivity. Don’t get caught! Thanks for the kinds words, nevertheless.

        Thirdly, I enjoy your comments and follow your questions for my teams where applicable!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • William Hung says:
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          thanks man – wish i was doing more than just the shallow league with my friends – most of my questions/scenarios aren’t valid for 99% of leagues since my mates have zero patience and they rage drop quality players all day everyday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Haha, nice B. Yup! C. Ha D. Awesome

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Grey!!

        Thanks so much, man. RCL roster now looks like this. Just a general comment, I have too many pitchers on the bench. I know you’ll say trade 2 pitchers for a hitter (after consulting with the trade analyzer). Perhaps for now just any random thoughts? I know it’s early, week 1 is over – 25 to go.

        Barnhart (Austin Barnes available)
        Rizzo
        Shaw
        Muncy
        Story
        Beckham
        Wong (currently my TreaT replacement)
        Conforto (the only donut tonight)
        Dahl
        Enciarte
        Kiermaier
        Springer
        Christian Walker (fun fact: he’s a Catholic named Christian)
        Bench Goodrum
        IL TreaT

        SP Pablo Lopez (starting him tonight at Atlanta Gausman), Paxton, Freddy Peralta, Glasnow (also starting him tonight at San Francisco versus Dereck Rodriguez), EdRod (sequestered to the bench after last night’s debacle)
        RP Hicks, Iglesias, Minter, Swarzak, Green and Ottavino (NYY not playing tonight).
        IL Jeffress

        Running to my chinese class. Can’t wait for the vaunted buy column!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like the hitting, your pitching needs some finesse and I’m not sure I’d be starting Lopez but I’d look at SON

  9. Mike says:
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    This is a no brainier, but tell me it’s not lopsided.

    Was offered mookie for my Harper and Doolittle in my 10 team, H2H league. Other owner doesn’t have a closer, or only one, I forget. Razzball trade analyzer said it’s close, but I’m getting the better end of the deal. My thought is to flip mookie for a high end bat and an arm. Below is my team. Your take?

    Bats:. Ceverlli, aguliar, Ozzie, Suarez, Segura, semien, hosmer, trout, Harper, Soto, mallex Smith, e. Hernandez Christian walker, senzel (bench)

    Arms: Nola, darvish, Lester, tallion, berrios, Ryu, happ, paddack, Matt Barnes, iglesias, Doolittle, ottavio

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d take Mookie and just keep him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  10. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Socrates Burrito can’t hit..I would say bye, not buy..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t underestimate Burritos!

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        I love burritos, so many great places in San Diego for burritos..I miss So. Cal!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Do you ever come back?

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            The last time I was back was 2010, twice, to visit my sister in LA and paint the inside of her house..Damn, I did not realise it had been that long..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wow, been a while

  11. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    MLB Teams having Friday off, I don’t ever remember teams having Friday off..this really is gonna be a very weird season, indeed.

    • William Hung says:
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      yeah i was just talking to my brother about that – it especially made zero sense for the Mets yesterday after that quick turnaround

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They did this last year too, it’s their new thing in case of postponements

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        Damn, I do not remember that from last year..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They did it for the 1st few weeks

  12. Mike says:
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    Wise ones:

    C. Walker or Domingod?

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      Domingod and not really that close

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Sunday Santana

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      What the others said

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  13. Cable says:
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    H/H points….In need of a SS with loss of TT

    F Tatis
    J Polanco
    E Andrés
    M Semien
    D Swanson

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Tatis

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      agree with the Donkey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  14. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    Eduardo Rodrigueuz’s ERA is 12.38 but his xfip is 5.81. Should that make us more comfortable?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      LOL, NO..He is a bum and a Redsux.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not especially

  15. Tony Young says:
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    Grey! whats up duder, long time no post from this guy…. as usual, kids and work cramping my fantasy game lol.

    Quick Question: I got a spot in my 14 teamer H2H fpts……. who’s the better SP i should pick up? Pitching is valuable in this league AND it’s a keeper…. if one of them panned out….

    Sandy Alcantara

    OR

    Lucas Gioloto?

    Also man I’ve flipped from ceramic trophies, to stacked duck sculptures, AND NOW I’ve went fully functional making mugs, tumblers, etc….. if ya wanna check out the new work go to:

    https://www.etsy.com/shop/TYoungCeramics?ref=seller-platform-mcnav

    Thanks again man for all you do, it’s wild this site’s been going forever now! And still the best content out there….. -Tony

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Alcantara

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sandy

      Cool stuff, man! I don’t know the market, but I’d guess mugs should be $15 and ducks can be priced more like $30 — just some unsolicited feedback

  16. The Great Knoche says:
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    A) Odor was only Ranger without a hit yesterday
    B) Carlos Rodon looks good. 2 years back from injury now, and Ks could return to where they were before. Slider is a ++ pitch. Dont sleep on a big year and buy now.
    C) I still want Touki over these other Braves. Touki. Touki. Touki.
    D) Leonys Martin is leading off. Like the SAGNOF potential here
    E) Fuck closers and saves in general.
    F) Rockies come home today!
    G)reat Knoche

    • Moneyball says:
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      Fried your mind from the Touki box it’s trapped inside of.

      Leonys Martin is no bueno.
      Greg Allen will be leading off for the Indians in 90… 89… 88… 87… 86…

      • William Hung says:
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        who moves up first – Allen or Robles?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, saw on Odor while on my team — I hear E)

  17. Jays for Days says:
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    should I be looking to move Ramirez….

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Yup, Grey said not to draft him. Try and get something good for him while you still can.

      • Jays for Days says:
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        I didn’t draft him, I had him as a keeper from last year.

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          I’d still try and trade him..See what you can get for him, don’t give him a way, try to fill a need or needs..

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d wait for a hot stretch to sell him

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      I had Ramirez for the last two years and moved him for Yelich during the off-season in a keeper league. I agree with Grey that his production is going to slip significantly from last year, but he has spurts like this (e.g., cold for 3 weeks and #1 on the PR for the next two). Flip him in the middle of his next hot streak.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with MP

      • Jays for days says:
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        Would you trade jram for Harper?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  18. jander819 says:
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    FML, (Wait, did he say do or don’t abbreviate?)

    First, I’d like to give a shout out for the ad-free service. I added it onto my typical SON and Hittertron subscription and although a part of me misses pictures of freakish growths on people’s necks and things that are vaguely sexual all over the page. It makes it slightly easier to peruse the site at work. I highly recommend to people.

    Second, E. Rod worries me. I watched his start and to me he reminds me of the bad version of Francisco Liriano. Kind of depending on bad swings out of the zone and lacking control of his pitches. I guess I have to hold, but I’m considering trading while people may still be interested.

    Thanks for this site Grey. I read it every day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks! He worries me too, but I think it’s a bit early to just drop him, I would bench him tho until w saw a decent start

      • DonnieB says:
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        I would be interested in any thoughts on E-Rod’s delivery. To me it looks like last year he was throwing more closed and 3/4 delivery. The ball had more downward movement. This year he looks like he is opening up more and dropping his arm angle—more side arm. His pitches look flatter and staying up—sometimes sailing away. I would appreciate your thoughts and if you agree can you call the Red Sox pitching coach? Thanks for your desperately needed help. Anyone?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          In the spring, he altered his delivery of his slider due to Sale and Pedro, maybe that is an issue, I have not heard anything else since tho

          • DonnieB says:
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            Thanks. I hope he is conscious of issues. I don’t trust most coaches or managers.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  19. Corleone says:
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    Please rank starters:pivetta, burnes, matz, Matt boyd,rodon
    Strop or Robertson dropable to forgoe saves for gamble on breakout starter?
    Thank you!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      They’re all close for me: Burnes, pivetta, matz, Boyd rodon.

      I’d drop strop before drob.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They are close, Pivetta, Matz — I guess Strop, but neither yet

  20. Dj says:
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    Worth stashing Heaney?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure, if you have a free IL spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  21. Dave D says:
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    Harvey threw some great BP. Make sure you start all your bats facing him every time he goes. I’m not sure why anyone would expect anything different. Can I sell you something? How about BitCoin?

    I’m starting all bats facing my Angels. The staff is so hideous and Trout and Calhoun are the only starters capable of anything. I can see them losing 100 games this year. No joke.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, they’re super sad, not sure why I thought they’d make a smart move and go with Fletcher as leadoff, I was being too rational

      • Dave D says:
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        As David Byrne of the Talking Heads used to say “Stop Making Sense”…

        I’m still a little suprised Trout has conceded playing for a winner. Maybe he learned something from Pujols.

  22. Big Ticket says:
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    Buy Lowe on a Muncy slow start?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

    • Moneyball says:
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      Brandon Lowe?
      Nate Lowe?
      Derek Lowe?

      So confused.

      • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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        It’s pronounced LA-OW

    • starz31 says:
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      Curious to hear more about Brandon Lowe. Seems like a promising player in a good hitting spot.
      My q would be Lowe, Starlin Castro, or Schoop, all available at 2B??

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Schoop then Lowe for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh? On a? Or or a?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Aorta, Grey?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Huh?

          • Big Ticket says:
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            Sorry lol … Does Muncy’s slow start move him out of your top 100?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He didn’t even play until end of April last year

  23. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    My hitting is on fire but my pitching is sub schmohawk . Any recommendations?
    Thanks!
    Current Staph InFection:

    Fri: sonny gray, ordizzi, glasnow
    Sat: wacha, luke weaver, bundy
    Sun: stroman, junis, peacock
    IR: Heaney, Foltynewica, Severino, Alex Wood

    Available
    FRi: Rodon, Friers, Keller, Aron Sanchez

    Brad keller, Justin Wilson, Chirinos,

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Id add Rodon, Chirinos and Keller for Gray, bundy and either weaver or odorizzi.

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        Thanks DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  24. Blue Devil says:
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    Hi,

    Would you make this trade.

    I would send either SP Ryu or SP Peacock for OF Robles.

    Thank you.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      I would, let t5he guy with Robles pick which SP he wants.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Id package both those arms for Robles if the other guy wanted

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  25. btristan55 says:
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    Need to drop one of my pitchers to activate Gausman coming off IL today…..here is my staff:

    Clevinger, Berrios, Price, Ryu, Lucchesi, Paddack, Musgrove, Wacha, Eflin, Trevor Richards, Caleb Smith

    I feel like its gonna have to be Richards or Smith, I really like both, so its a tough call…
    Or am I overvaluing Wacha, and the drop is him?………..thoughts?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d wait to see Gausman if you can, he might be the drop for me…

    • Moneyball says:
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      Pitchers-only fantasy league? Never played in one of those before.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT, I don’t like Gausman

  26. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Take a shot on Fried over Eovaldi or Skaggs or hold?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Maybe Skaggs but I lean toward hold

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        Thank you

    • Moneyball says:
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      Can you toss in Eovaldi or Skaggs to a Red Sox or Angel lover in a 2-for-1?
      I’d want to get Fried somehow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        Thank you, sir

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  27. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Morning Grey. Should I sit or start Pivetta against the Twins at home?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Start

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        thanks Mal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with MP

  28. kilkennybrian says:
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    Solid write up !

    1.) In a 10 team league, can I drop all of these guys? Some? Who?
    Mychal Givens, DRobertson, EdRod?

    2.) SoN hates it, but I know you like Woodruff. Is he worth an add and start today in 10 teamer? (ChC)

    3.) Ketel Marte got OF elg in yahoo… pretty good elg, how do you feel about him overall? I grabbed him in a 12 teamer.

    Thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) Depends who you’re adding, none are 10 team must own. Givens would be first to go.

      2) Nah

      3) He’s good when hot, don’t get too attached

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! 1. Givens 2. Agree with DT 3. Agree with DT

  29. aardvark says:
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    Miggy was dropped, is he a must add? I don’t really need him unless you like him over voit? I know I’ve exhausted the voit questions.

    Thanks grey

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Not must add but I’d want him. Voit over miggy for me though…

    • bigbear says:
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      Miggy was dropped in one of my leagues too. I thought about it. Not using a waiver claim on him though. Will take a look again if he clears.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  30. Josh says:
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    I wanted to ask about Eduardo Escobar today, who you mentioned, barely has a hit so far. You were much higher on him than yahoo and ESPN, and he still has the lineup spot going for him, and his contract ensures he’ll get plenty of chances. But I think he’s borderline droppable already in 12 teamers, wanted to know if you’re thinking about moving on from him soon?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Probably hold a little longer, depends on your alternatives though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m thinking what I said in the post

  31. Donkey Teeth

    Donkey Teeth says:
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    Your Gleyber hate went too far! Did he fart on an elevator you were in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I won’t ride in an elevator bc it sounds too much like Gleyber

  32. Bill Buttlicker says:
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    Took a late-round flier on Dozier this year after getting burned after a high pick last season, but after watching a number of Nats games by happenstance I had to drop him. Dude just looks so lost at the plate. I know you’ve been low on him for a while, but it’s pretty wild after I was the beneficiary of 76 homers and 34 steals in two seasons just a few of years ago. I mean, I know he’s on the wrong side of 30 now, but he’s still the same age as Goldschmidt and JD Martinez!

    Anyway, would you mind ranking these remaining starts this week?

    Matz vs. WAS
    Musgrove vs. CIN
    Woodruff vs. CHC

    SON has them in this order. Would you start all of them? Maybe bench Woodruff today? Thanks as always, Grey!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Musgrove, matz, woodruff. I sat bench woodruff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BTW, Buttlicker, I don’t like Dozier

  33. phil says:
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    Are Christian Walker or Yandy Diaz worth picking up long term?

  34. Det. John Kimble says:
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    Would you rather own Ramon Laureano or Domingo Santana ROS?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Domingo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  35. Jesus... Aguilar says:
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    Is Cedric Mullins droppable in a 12 team league? I really want Boyd and a am not quite ready to give up on strahm

    • Moneyball says:
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      He was a $1 guy and just dropped in my 14 team league.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  36. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    With the red Sox losing everything and their pitchers being destroyed every single game, would you start porcello today?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure but depends on league depth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  37. Jimmy says:
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    I could use some FAAB day advice. Kimbrel, Freddy and the cobbler are all available for bidding in a league with limited bench. How would you rank those three? How would you rank the drop options of Strahm, Robertson and Ed Rod?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I think you ranked em right. I’d drop Robertson first, then edrod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Jimmy says:
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        Thanks guys!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  38. Smokers Delight says:
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    Fist off – you don’t like the BJ’s? is it Rogers? Shatkins? What is it that you don’t like about my home team. I tell ya – I watched Shoemaker live looking pretty impressive. Oh wait- rental. My buddy and were thinking – wow – Maille got on – top of the order can do some damage. And then top of the order was a caca bunch of happy to have a job in baseball guys.
    IS saying that BJ’s suck like saying water is wet and trump cheats at golf?
    We need the BJ’s to be good because we all like a good BJ

    Now for the Question
    We run a bizzarro version of our 5×5 al 12 team roto auction where 2 weeks after the draft, we lock static rosters of our chosen 23 players for the whole season – no trades, no fab, no ultra moves. Its an ode to the best drafter. We can choose anyone on our 33 man team for the 23 active. Its runs parallel to our regular trade mad, fab craziness regular season.
    Like this you can activate your future call up or injured player and get their stats instead of the placeholder you drafted so you could get your guy cheap
    My moves are going to be
    Oscar Mercado in for Brian Goodwin – Im thinking the 10 steaks will be worth it
    Rowdy Tellez in for Kendrys Morales cuz Kendry got no job in June
    Kyle Seager in for Tommy La Stella
    Bud Norris (even with no job ) over Tyson Ross who may hurt me.
    Are there any moves here you don’t agree with?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      All sounds good to me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shatkins!

      Why Norris over Ross? Because he may blow up? Meh… Is that what you’re doing with Seager and La Stella too? Or are these final for the year so you’re getting Seager when he returns or not at all?

      • Smokers Delight says:
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        Final for the year. Any move locks from the start of the Japan games to the end of September. I think Ross might blow up but you are probably right that the counting stats might be worth it. I was also thinking Norris might steal a save or get some k’s somewhere

        Seager for all of 2019 will have better number that La Stella- no?

        As a true Sha pee row (shapiro) all I can do is hate on a Sha Pie Row who Shatkins over his real name to try and move away from his ancestry.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, if that’s the case, Seager over La Stella, but I’d go Ross — surprised you’re turning your nose up at shatkins, though maybe that’s the point

          • Smokers Delight says:
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            Anyone who trades a great Latin presence for some change, international bonus pool money and magic beans is further not endearing himself to the people of this city who really care about baseball I know that this is just a rebuilding season. Shapiro has not done much of a PR job in the city cust kayin. Pillar I get. Morales not. I get that he knows more than I do but he’s not making friends with the fans.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Agreed on that

  39. Philsfan76 says:
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    6 keeper league, points based. 12 teams. Was offered his Dahl, Tatis and Greinke for my Benintendi and Mondesi. Run and accept quickly or am i giving up too much for a high ceiling rookie and a declining Greinke? Dahl appears to be a throw in but summers in Coors can be quite fun.

    C Kurt Suzuki C | WAS

    1B Ian Desmond 1B,OF | COL

    2B Adalberto Mondesi 2B,SS | KC

    3B Miguel Andujar 3B | NYY

    SS Trea Turner SS | WAS

    MI Corey Seager SS | LAD

    CI Luke Voit 1B | NYY

    OF Andrew Benintendi OF | BOS

    OF Ryan Braun 1B,OF | MIL

    OF Bryce Harper OF | PHI

    OF Aaron Judge OF | NYY

    DH Byron Buxton OF | MIN

    RESERVES
    1B
    Ryon Healy 1B | SEA

    2B
    Nick Senzel 2B | CIN
    3B
    Yandy Diaz 1B,3B | TB

    SS
    Bo Bichette SS | TOR

    DH
    Kyle Tucker OF | HOU

    INJURED
    DH
    Shohei Ohtani DH,P | LAA

    Carlos Carrasco P | CLE

    Luis Castillo P | CIN

    Jack Flaherty P | STL

    Tyler Glasnow P | TB

    Dakota Hudson P | STL

    Joey Lucchesi P | SD

    Rick Porcello P | BOS

    RESERVES
    Matthew Boyd P | DET

    Brandon Woodruff P | MIL

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Philsfan76 says:
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        many thanks to both of youse!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  40. Keith Labelle says:
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    Ed-Rod, German or Matz? Only have spot for one unless I drop Kimbrel, Severino or Rich Hill.

    Which version of Annie Wilkes do I go with?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      German for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Matz

  41. James says:
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    Trying to understand why Tatis remains with an ADP of over 200 while other elite prospects are red hot. Any insight would be appreciated.

    • Cram It says:
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      Huh? Aren’t drafts done?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      His time table was very unknown when people were drafring

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  42. wass says:
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    Malamore… wow. So how do I watch S3? is there a safe-ish site or do i have to purchase it?

    For RCLs are there no 162 game limit on hitters like in most roto leagues???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No game limit in RCLs

      You gotta hook up with Grimey in the comments on S3

      • wass says:
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        Well super glad I caught that within the first 8 games, otherwise I would have no chance at winning! I will ask Grimey then! Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, No problem

  43. Luke says:
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    Looking for some advise. Looking to pick up either Freddy Peralta or Matt Boyd in a 12 team H2H categories league. Also trying to figure out who to drop. Bench spots are really shallow or I would try to keep them all. Drop G Hampson, M Strahm, or Woodruf?

    • Cram It says:
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      Somebody missed yesterday’s post!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d ditch woodruff for freddy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      FP — Strahm

  44. peacecoast says:
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    start Pablo today @ATL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  45. LG Baseball says:
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    Grey your already in mid-season form! Nicely done

    10 team H2H 5×5. Please rank noting these would be upside bench bats for me:

    Kike, Joc, Ender, Meadows, Laureano, Piscotty

    Thanks!
    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Ender, Piscotty, Meadows, Laureano

  46. Bregxhit says:
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    @ Grey 11 team, 5×5 roto

    Looks like Ed-Rod’s next start is either against the Blue Jays or the Orioles. You still benching?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm… Tough call, might be a game time decision

  47. Slowmez says:
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    The Dickerson timetable dad-joke shouldn’t have made me laugh as hard as I did.

    Do you like Fried more than any of these guys?

    P Lopez, C Smith, Burnes, Alcantara, Boyd, F Peralta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe — Over Lopez, but very close

  48. Skip Mcgillicuddy says:
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    Start one today: Carlos Santana, Ryan Mcmahon, Garrett Hampson, EE – Points league

    Who would you add for spot starts this weekend (same league as above): Tyson Ross, Wainwright, Jorge Lopez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McMahon

      I don’t know who these guys are facing, check SON

      • Skip Mcgillicuddy says:
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        Ross = KC
        Wainwright = SD
        Lopez = DET

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sound like good matchups

  49. starz31 says:
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    Is Eloy a bust?
    I kid, and I’m holding, but curious to hear realistic expectations?

    • Cram It says:
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      Are you saying Razzball’s covering of him and his projections were all pie in the sky?

      • starz31 says:
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        Nah I don’t. It’s one week in, so he’ll be fine. But hopefully he’ll break out at some point. He’s too talented.

      • Duh says:
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        Yes that’s precisely razzballs reputation across the fbb world…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think it’s been a week

  50. Chris D. says:
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    Grey got an interesting dynasty offer but not one I’m
    Sure I can make.

    Eloy for my Bauer

    Problem is I don’t really need Eloy and my pitching would suffer as Bauer is my ace. I’m a top 3 team in the league as is.

    OF is already Mookie, Beni, Blackmon, Davis and Mazara. (Davis is usually my UTL)

    I also have an offer in that would be Beni for Sale and Pollock to make up for Bauer loss.

    What do you think is the smart play here?

    Appreciate your thoughts and help as always. Hope you have a great weekend!

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      Hold onto Bauer and flip Sale for Eloy (if possible).

      • Chris D. says:
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        The aside to this is the other deal is now Beni for Sale and Pollock.

        So in theory it would come out to:

        Beni and Bauer

        For

        Eloy, Sale, Pollock.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Beni/Bauer side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with ‘poop

  51. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Picked up Willans Astudillo and kicked Yadier Molina to the curb. Did you know that Willians ESPN photo makes him look like a hybrid of Bartolo Colon and Pablo Sandoval (https://securea.mlb.com/mlb/images/players/head_shot/553902.jpg) yet they insist that he’s 5’9 and 185.

    By the by, are you worried about Muncy yet, or is it too early? Happy Friday!

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      Oops…didn’t know a whole video would pop up just trying to give you a link. Feel free to take it down.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m never taking this down, this song is awesome!

      185 pounds or tons? Are we sure?

    • Eric Brownell says:
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      Galaxy brain Dave Roberts is platooning Muncy with David Freese, who has no hits against lefties so far this season. Muncy actually had a slightly better +WC against lefties in 2018. It’s maddening, but I’m holding on for now.

      • Eric Brownell says:
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        *wRC+, oops

  52. bigbear says:
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    Hang on to Hampson for the home series? He’s been donkey dookey on the road – no offense Donkey Teeth! Or drop him for Timmay Anderson? I really like the Hampson upside, but someone dropped Anderson and think it’s a no brainer in general. But I need some speed with Trea out (have Acuna, JBJ, and Domingo – pretty slow otherwise). 12 team H2H 6*6 for context.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for home series

  53. Jason says:
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    I’m in a 10 team league. I have both E-Rod and Evalidi.

    Should I consider dropping one or both for any of the following:
    Carlos Rodon,Zach Eflin, Trevor Williams, Mathhew Boyd, Caleb Smith, Corbin Burnes, Tyler Skaggs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, they’re about to head to BJs and O’s

      • Stumanji! says:
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        Hehe, BJ’s and O’s.

        Not sure what O’s are but my wife definitely doesn’t do that either anymore.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  54. Ryan Horner says:
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    Grey, trade question in a H2H points keeper league. I was offered Kluber for my Bauer. Gut says no, but Kluber always bad in April, plus I can keep Kluber in the 7th round next year where I would have to keep Bauer as a 1st round pick next year. What are your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  55. Joshua Schroeder says:
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    Strategy question – normally I just carry 1 bench bat for H2H, but I am am also playing 5×5 Roto this year. In general, is there an ideal way for my 6 bench spots be divided between hitters and pitchers in this type of league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice avatar!

      No ideal way, depends on the circumstances… I usually have mostly SPs, but sometimes you need bench bats

  56. surfer dude says:
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    Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts: my team has no SP in reserves, could you please rank for ROS the top 3:
    Bieber
    Boyd
    Glasnos
    Rodon
    Folty (injured)
    drop any of the folowing for 1 (or more of them)?
    Jimenez
    Puig
    C.Walker
    Thanks!
    ps. I took home the championship in my league last year and both your posts/advise had a LARGE PART in it, so thanks for that too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bieber, Glasnow, Folty

      Can drop Walker if you need room

    • Stumanji! says:
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      Glasnos ain’t just a government transparency policy in Soviet Russia!

  57. Lucky Dog says:
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    Dude, you forgot to do “F”.

    ~What Grey’s parents said to him at his HS Graduation.

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      Oh snap, I just saw you did F. It just got lost in all the parenthesis. Welp, so much for my good joke. Sigh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  58. ThePoonTycoon says:
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    was proposed this trade offer in a keeper league

    i get – sale, eduardo rodriguez, jesse winker
    he gets – urias, ryu, meadows

    on paper it makes sense, but i have this feeling of dread that sale might be in for a lost season with some shoulder problems or whatever is causing this velocity drop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you are in the video at the top of this post

      I’d take Sale here and I’m talking about selling him mostly

  59. Squat Cobblers says:
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    “writes Shame on forehead.”

    Okay. Now you must walk naked through the streets of King’s Landing whilst we throw day-old veggies at you and point and laugh at your Merkin and/or Gerkin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  60. Ed Spinelli says:
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    Happy Friday my friend!
    Soootorn, start Maeda at Coors or leave him on the bench?
    Loving my FA pick up of Pete Alonso… so sweet !
    Have a large day!
    Ed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too, Ed!

      Bench Maeda

      • Alecesto says:
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        5.2 IP 2ER 7k 3h 1BB is Maeda’s line according to Gray’s Sports Almanac.

        The future seems to think Happ is going to have a decent outing @BAL, but he got shelled by the schmO’s last week at New Yank. Can you trust that guy in a 5×5 12 team mixer?

        Love and kisses.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice start from Maeda! I like Happ there too

          • Alcesto says:
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            The walks got him, but otherwise not too far off. Anyone with access care to post what Streamonater predicted for Maeda?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              5 1/3 IP, 3 ER

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Was a single in the 5th away from being on it

  61. Lucky Dog says:
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    Also, and this one’s been on my mind like Carolina is in James Taylor’s (hey, he’s seen fire & he’s seen rain) but wouldn’t it just be “H to the Rizzo”?

    Also also, why doesn’t Taylor specify which Carolina he’s going to in his mind? And how does he expect to get there exactly? I realize “in my car I’m going to Carolina” would make a crappier lyric, but it’d make a lot more sense, and he’d still have to specify since there’s two of them. Has James Taylor never used a map or GPS, ffs?

    Also also also, knowing James Taylor lyrics doesn’t disqualify me from also being a fan of hip hop, it just proves I’m an old white dude whole a fan of hip hop. “H to the Rizzo” would be more Snoop-ish. Are you down with the m-f-ing D O-double-G?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a HR to the Rizzo tho

      Haha, pretty funny on Carolina on his mind

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        If you’re referring to where the HR goes, wouldn’t it be “HR to the Hizzo”?

        D-O-double dammit that OG from the OC can be con-f-u-double-zz-ing.

        lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, No, HR goes to the Rizzo… As in an HR went to him

        • Cram It says:
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          Personally, I think it should be HR to the Izzo.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Who is Izzo?

            • Cram It says:
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              The “izz” connects the previous letter to the O. Like in the lyric…”H to izz O”. So the R connects to the izzO.

              It’s just the way I say it in my head, but I get your way too.

              • Lucky Dog says:
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                Yeah but by Grey’s definition wouldn’t it be my original suggestion of “H to the Rizzo”?

                This episode of white dudes dissecting Snoop-speak brought to you by Volvo. Volvo: if you’re driving a Volvo, please say hello to your daughter Becky for us.”

                • Cram It says:
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                  H to the Rizzo works for me too. But I think HR to Izzo is more in line with the true artistic intention of the original lyric.

                  I’ve spent minimal time analyzing rap lyrics, but 1000 hours dissecting this one. Hi, my name is Cram and I’m a white guy who’s diggity down with it.

                  • Lucky Dog says:
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                    With so much drama in the LBC it’s kinda hard bein’ Snoop D-O-doubleG. But I, somehow, someway keep coming up with funky ass shit like every single day.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    But HR goes to Rizzo not to Anthony Izzo

                    • Cram It says:
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                      But the R in HR connects to Rizzo via the izzo. So the R is used twice for HR and Rizzo without being written twice.

                      That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      But he hits an HR — he doesn’t hit a H — it can’t be used twice, can it?

                    • Cram It says:
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                      Yes, the R is used twice. It’s like a portmanteau, and we know how much you love those. It’s not breakfastlunch, it’s brunch. We know “unch” is lunch. Just like we know izzo is Rizzo, because of the R in HR which is connected by the izzo. Plus it’s just more fun to say, because that’s how the lyric goes. Go ahead, say it out loud.

                      HR to the Izzo!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Damn, that is convincing… I might have to go with HR to the Izzo now

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Your wife, Karen, asks you to phone home when you’re done

                  • Lucky Dog says:
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                    I almost used Karen in my Volvo ad. lmao

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Karen’s always funniest female name

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                But the ‘word’ is HR — this is my favorite convo on Razzball, btw

                • Lucky Dog says:
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                  On the next episode of “white guys discussing hiip hop” we review Special Ed, the story of how he turned his art into an empire, and try to answer the eternal question, “would ya join the navy if ya didn’t like the gravy & rice? Think about it.”

                  White Guys Discussing Hip Hop, brought to you by Fleischmann’s Mayonaise. “Flieschmans: it doesn’t get any whiter than that, Karen.”

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Nothing to think about really, I would join but….I do like gravy & rice so…damn… That is tough

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Fleischmann’s yeast packets!

                    • Lucky Dogg says:
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                      How is yeast whiter than Mayo?!

                      C’mon son!

                      At least we can all agree, G’s up, Ho’s down, amirite?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, if it’s white, it’s hoedown — one word

  62. Yo wa says:
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    Pick one

    Hampson
    Goodrum
    Swanson
    Mullins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson

  63. benjaminred says:
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    Help me not overthink here. Gregorious is a better stash than Kieboom, right? I grabbed Kieboom in my 14-teamer after Turner went down, but now I see Gregoriois is available (didn’t realize he’d been dropped).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • benjaminred says:
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        Gracias. You are the most clearheaded crazy person in all the web.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, No problem

  64. OaktownSteve says:
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    Magootowners sat Freddy, Fried and Turnbull this week. Fire the manager?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I bench Fried in the one league where I have him, and don’t own the others so you at least have that going for you

  65. toolshed says:
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    Keeper format…drop schoop, c Stewart or kingery? I thought kingery might win the 3b job. He hasn’t played all year. Franco couldn’t hit a lick in spring. Schoop seems like he is totally lost. Stewart hasn’t hit either but was productive last year during his brief call up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery

  66. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Hey all,

    CBS H2h league

    in my other missed draft, i queued up greys rankings and hoped for the best
    so i’m #1 in hitting but ended up with 6 Short stops and a DL full of broken arms

    I punted on dropping the first week and left two pitching spots open and am still going to win this week but i got lucky. i

    Question I thought for sure someone would sign Kimbrel i’m going drop him and peraza to pick up a reliever and pitcher.

    Do you think it is worth hanging on tto kimbrel or will it take him a couple weeks to be ready anyway if someone even signs him. i’m thinking no way.

    any other thoughts on moves to make? Thanks

    narvaez, freeman alibies, eugino suarez, mondesi, acuna, bellinger, dahl,
    machado, correa, peraza, seager, trea turner, stanton,

    archer, foltnewicz, lucchesi, eduardo rodriguez, severino , kimbrel, tevor may

    tevor williams and shoemaker are available

    also these two starts
    rodon – has snell and tanaka
    jordan zimmerman
    annibel sanchez

    relievers available

    Chrininos , shane greene and carlos martinez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did you miss all of your drafts?

      Hold Kimbrel — Greene over May — hold otherwise

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        Yes ….. i had last minute gigs come up and could’nt make either of those

        thanks for the advice, i have been reluctant to drop good players this early

        i tried many trade options i think the rest the league is waiting for me to drop a short stop so they can get for free

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

          • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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            I’m still holding hope Phillies sign Kimbrel………robertson sux

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Me too!

  67. Omar says:
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    10 team Weekly Cats 6×5 (Standard + OPS)

    Draft strategy was to punt (or more spefically, not focus on) Wins and Strikeouts. My lineup is stacked, so i should win most of the hitting categories every week. My current pitching staff is Bauer, Musgrove, Glasnow and Strahm. The rest is closers. Our weekly innings minimum is only 12 IP. I have 4 SP slots to fill, and Diego Castillo is one of them. Debating dropping one of my starters for Josh James to further bolster my ratios. Good move? Who’s the drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strahm

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        Just curious on why dropping Strain so early is a good move..I thought we were high on Strahm this season..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          His velocity looked awful and he was a 6th SP to begin with, but you can hold him if you want

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            lol, I don’t own Strahm, but I am a fan of the Friars pitchers..I didn’t see Strahm pitch, but I take your word on him..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Me too, but his 1st start was troubling

              • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                I do own Lauer and Quantrill, bad start by Strahm, could make it easier for the Pads to give Cal a try..

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, could

  68. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Thoughts on starting Frankie Montas in the astrodome, errrr, the juice box against the non hitting lastros.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t trust him

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        Hmm, after you said to start Yu last night, and we know how that turned out..anyway I’ll sit Montas, so we know he’ll have a good game..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What can do

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            Hey its a crap shoot no matter how you look at it..No worries..

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup!

  69. Mike says:
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    Would you deal Rizzo to get Lindor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  70. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    [uttered in the quietest of whispers]

    seem like the rockies are finally letting Hampson play everyday while murphy is out . . . (he’s at 2B against a righty)

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      Great to see him rewarding their faith in him by giving them a free donut every night

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Fungazi, you are tough!

        • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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          I had high hopes for him. Now I know how my dad felt all those years

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the jinx!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        it was whispered!

        [robert durst jinx caught in a lie lying-burp]

  71. Thomas Petrone says:
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    Brandon Nimmo or Franmil Reyes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nimmo

  72. Shea Sera Sera says:
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    In a pretty deep league, but would you even hold Yu now? I have benched him, but was thinking of dropping him for Woodruff, Freddy Peralta or Shoemaker

    CG’s is an extra pitching category, I thought Yu might deliver, but throwing 60 pitches an inning ain’t gonna cut it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you need to give him another start or two

  73. MIGDOG says:
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    my man grey!
    jurickson profar has been slow out the gate- pick up niko for him?

    also, jon lester was dropped- give up domingo german for him?

    thanks broski!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, hold

  74. crimedog says:
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    Eloy vs kikikikicuchi or Garret hampson in coors vs maeda today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson, but different things as you know

      • crimedog says:
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        I know a lot about things, and some stuff too! Just looking for production anywhere. I’ll go hampson though so I can at least blame someone if it’s wrong.

        I feel like Eloy might be starting out cold (he’s Latin and playing in Chicago) once summer rolls around he’ll be tearing ish up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed on Eloy, but he could also explode at any moment

        • Duh says:
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          That’s racist man come on

  75. Stumanji! says:
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    Start Woodruff or Burnes vs Cubs? (QS league)

    Can start 1 or neither.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither

  76. Still recovering from my TrearT attack – slid Peraza to SS – W. Flores (need 1 more game at 2B) or Harrison? Different dudes I know, just looking for solid numbers until Senzel gets call (could be a while)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harrison

      • Gonna go that way, seems Gardy’s preferred leadoff guy – gimme some 2017! Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  77. kilkennybrian says:
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    I get a chuckle out of reading “Agree with Donkey” in a shrek voice to myself

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  78. wwekoda2020 says:
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    In an OBP league would you trade senzel for Goodrum, or Adames, or Hampson? Or hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson

  79. Cohen says:
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    Grey, pick one please for batty call?
    Vogelbach vs R.Lopez
    F.Reyes at Flaherty
    Choi at D .Rodriguez
    Lowe at D.Rodriguez
    Diaz at D.Rodriguez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just grabbed Vogel

      • Cohen says:
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        Cool thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  80. fantasybrokeandbusted says:
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    Love the commentaries and dialogue every morning! 5 x 5, OBP instead of BA, which side do you take in a vacuum – Mikolas/Dahl/T. Beckham or Muncy/Musgrove/Choo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Dahl side

      • fantasybrokeandbusted says:
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        Thanks! I’m gonna hold onto the Dahl side.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  81. MMM says:
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    Pretty deep weekly league, need some options for EE and maybe OZUNA for next week. I have Franchy and TBeckham on my bench available. I’m also going to drop Gearrin and can pick up another bench bat.

    What two guys do you like for next week?
    Franchy, Beckham, Reddick, Brito, Calhoun, Candelario, LGarcia, O’Neill, Choi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckham, Jeimer

  82. Brett says:
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    Mejia starting today and Barnes is on the bench. 12 team 1 catcher who do you want?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Barnes

  83. Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    i’m seeing that apparently otani is ahead of schedule, which is obviously whatever since people say that stuff all the time whether it’s true or not, but the interesting point also mentioned is he’s throwing. now, since he’ll (i thought previously) NEVER need to throw all year might they be planning on finally using him at least some of the time in the OF here? he was an OF in japan the whole time (at least some of the time). this (esp for yahoo) could be a VERY big deal. i already literally now own him in every non dynasty i’m in (and one dynasty too), having him as an OF in addition could be very very nice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can’t imagine the Angels are dumb enough to risk him in the OF, but I guess you never know with the Angels

      • Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        well i mean he’s already HAD the TJ he needed, so really how often does a guy get an injury from occasionally (i’d assume he’d only occasionally anyway be doing this) playing OF such that it would hurt his ability to pitch by 2020.

        – at least we’re past the quite legitimate “LAA fear” stage.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If he strains to throw home on a close play and ruins his elbow?

          • Duh says:
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            Then he sucks it up like a REAL man…

          • Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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            well yeah, but how often does that happen to everyday OF’ers even. i get how stupid that would be IF he hadn’t already gotten the TJ. he’d probably play less than half as much as everyday OF’ers. i get it IF say LAA had 3 good OF’ers already, but uh, calhoun and bourjos (till upton is back) aren’t that great. also this would leave them not having to bench bour or pujols every day when otani is back. now that i think about it, say it’s only like 20 total games even played at OF (not started necessarily either)

            it’s not as if he’s the kind of DH that actually isn’t a good athlete here and his D would be a sieve. this isn’t nelson cruz here.

            • Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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              honestly i’d have not thought this at all likely, except then they say he’s throwing like a day or 2 ago, and i have no clue why he’d be doing that at all unless they were thinking about him OF’ing.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Maybe never, but what if it does

              • Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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                yeah, the risk of ruin problem. like the guys who thought using martingale betting (double every time you lose till you win once more than break even) for a near 50/50 casino bet (say blackjack), then finally they hit that crazy time when they just lost 9 in a row and can’t afford the bet anymore. or they have more money and hit the 13th or whatever time and realize they’ve just gone into a bet that the casino doesn’t even allow. either way they’re fucked. yes it was unlikely that would happen, BUT what really where they gaining in trying it anyway.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, doesn’t seem worth it

                  • Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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                    also it’s pretty surely true that it’s rudy’s OPS (or other) tools that have me nabbing otani hitter (for mostly yahoos since he’s 2 entities there) EVERYWHERE, those had him on a per at bat basis as the 13th best hitter (in OPS anyway).

                    – otani DH’s ADP in yahoo for sure, pretty sure espn was straight up like 100-130 spots lower than it should be, in fantrax it was probably at least 70-80 better than those though. had to jump earlier (well i did anyway)

  84. 183414 says:
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    Chance bidding on Fried for either Gibson or Weaver ? One would think Fried would get a chance rather than Wright.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Weaver, sure

      • 183414 says:
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        Thanks Grey Man. (My grandson -4 yrs. old is Gray). His favorite song is Everything Is Awesome (Lego movies). Named a couple of my teams.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice! Don’t let him listen to Baby Shark

  85. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    What is with these guys running in the wall or diving for balls. Almost every time they get hurt..

    Now its Buxton, who was hitting well so far..Damn, we can’t have anything nice can we..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, big picture here, guys

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        I think they just want to be on ESPN’s highlights with their spectacular play..

        Hey is Souza a guy to roster for next year in my dynasty, never had him on any of my teams..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            lol, yup to which one?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sorry, Souza, if you have room, why not

              • Malicious Phenoms says:
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                cool, thanks

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

        • goodfold2 says:
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          you are exactly right on that stuff, it’s the same as the diving catches, about 90ish% of those it’s literally by physics better to just run those out, you LOSE speed by diving. unlike a tag play at a base where there is a reason to dodge a tag (so hand-first diving can make sense sometimes) it’s almost never optimal to dive for OF catches. in fact IF you screw up you REALLY screw up, as the ball is now far behind you and you are on the ground. whereas if you barely miss a ball you ran out you can get it on the bounce usually anyway assuming you are a good fielder. this seems super obvious even to somebody who never played baseball since maybe age 7 (needed glasses basically, didn’t wear them till age 15 or so); it’s way more obvious when you have family members that WERE really good defensive OF’ers. they tend to scream that shit at TV’s all the damn time.

          – basically according to those guys, if you run into a wall in your home field for SURE, you f’d up. and you probably shouldn’t do it too often in road games either.

  86. Charlie says:
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    I just traded Votto for Kluber because I have serious depth at first base.
    10 team H2H points.
    Do you think this will carry me through to the postseason?

    Kluber
    Cole
    Taillon
    Flaherty
    Marco
    Paddack
    Wheeler
    Foltynewicz

    Vazquez
    Hader

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, looks like more than enough

  87. Earl says:
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    What in the world is wrong with Acuna??

    Did he eat too much tuna while living in Laguna (so much for my Friday afternoon rhyming).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, signed a contract and now he’s done

      • earl says:
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        I trust you are just kidding me as I took him as 1st round pick on a couple teams.

        Surely you jest, my good man!!

        • The Harrow says:
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          wow, this is some hardcore trolling by grey if he thinks it’s taken seriously.

          however, there is pretty good data that the very popular adage:
          – ” guy X is going to have a big year since his contract is up this year”
          is less true statistically than:
          -” guy R will do at least 15% worse in year X vs year X +1 if year X+1 is the year he signs a contract reup or just signed a brand new large contract”

          i’m not shitting on acuna here. in particular. hell in my only AVG only league i took him 4th overall. of course this was BEFORE the contract up.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No, of course I don’t believe he’s done… It’s a week into the season

  88. Lorenzo says:
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    Hi everyone! Need some trade advice…

    In a 12T 5×5 H2H league, trying to trade for Mondesi… I give Jean Segura and David Dahl for Mondesi and Travis Shaw. Good trade? I currently have Muncy at 2B whom I’m worried about.

    My current hitters are:

    C Castillo
    1B Goldschmidt
    2B Muncy
    3B Moncada / Eduardo Escobar
    SS Segura
    OF Yelich
    OF Dahl
    OF Soto
    UT Domingo Santana
    UT Mallex Smith

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw side

  89. erad says:
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    DOMINGOD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingod!

      • erad says:
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        It’s funny how I drafted Domingo last year in the 5th round – and hated it immediately

        Got him in the 18th this year, and will probably win me the league

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice!

  90. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Ed rod or mchugh ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh

  91. DB says:
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    Of kris Bryant @ brewers
    Dahl vs Maeda, buehler, Urias
    Piscotty vs mchugh, Miley, peacock
    Inciarte vs Marlins
    Gardner @ orioles

    Mi pinder vs mchugh, Miley, peacock
    Util meadows vs Derek Rodriguez, Samardzija, Pom

    Bench garret hampson vs Maeda, buehler, Urias
    Deshields vs Pena, Skaggs, station

    Do I bench pinder for hampson or anyone for deshields?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pinder for Hampson in Coors

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Pinder? I barely know her!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Does she know you?

          • peacecoast says:
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            I knew her

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Who is she?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  This looks awesome, do I need to watch?

                  • frankgrimes says:
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                    I keep putting it off. I’ll let you know!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Pinder? I hardly know that show!

    • The Harrow says:
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      if you follow the whole “% added/dropped” deal pinder is getting dropped in some 20 teamers.

  92. frankgrimes says:
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    Think Kikuchi recommends harakiri to Beckman inbetween innings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The announcer?

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Dude made three errors before one out was even recorded.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          But Eloy still K’d so we good

  93. peacecoast says:
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    Domingod

    • peacecoast says:
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      Shit I was late

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Never late!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Praise be!

  94. Perfect Game says:
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    I think Yoan Moncada is starting to figure out this baseball thing. Schoop or Moncada ROS?

    BTW, thanks for the Voit rebuke in your recap and walking be back from the ledge. Tough love, but necessary.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moncada — haha, No problem

  95. Wally Pipp says:
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    its so easy to pitch to eloy. seattle made 3 errors in the first inning, 3-0 chi sox with eloy up, 2nd and 3rd no outs, and he cant even put the ball in play, forget that he cant even foul one off. every other out was in play, and hard. eloy is a cut in redraft.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, wasn’t great

      • Wally Pipp says:
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        if someone offered you eloy jimenez and you owned domingo santana, you still telling me you would trade away domingo for eloy in redraft leagues?

  96. peacecoast says:
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    holy fuck I have never actually laid eyes on Vogelbach before. In awe at the size of this lad, absolute unit!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He ate Billy Butler

  97. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ******************THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME***

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