Yesterday’s Yankee/Rangers game started with a 1st-inning blast from Didi Gregorius (1-for-5, 2 RBIs, hitting .246) and his 11th homer.  The return of The Gregorius D.I.D. giving fantasy owners one more chance to tell trade partners gimme the loot, gimme the loot!  Also, in this game, Aaron Judge (2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .284) went bye-bye now with his 13th; Neil Walker (2-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .220) said get those tennis balls off my feet and hit his 2nd (this week); Nomar Mazara (2-for-5, 3 BRIs, hitting .274) said two teams can play that game and hit his 11th, and Ronald Guzman (2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs) hit his 5th homer, and his third game in a row, and the two time in a row I said to pick him up.  Rinse, repeat.  Also, in this game, Aaron Judge–Sorry, got carried away with the repeat gag.  Speaking of gags:  Fister, I hardly know ya!  And I wish you BCC’d me on Sabathia.  But the real news, Gleyber Torres (1-for-5, 3 RBIs, hitting .323) hit his 8th homer, and his 5th homer in five games) had his star mitzvah this week.  Were you invited?  Lou Bega performed.  They had dreidel piñatas.  The pot roast was cut-your-mouth dry.  All the fixins!  I know someone who wasn’t invited, Aaron Boone.  Has to explain how Gleyber’s still hitting 9th.  Can someone mansplain to me what’s going on?  Did Neil Walker win a Boone family egg toss so he has to bat so high?  Maybe if Boone’s entire coaching experience wasn’t hitting a walk-off homer, we’d have some idea how this should play out.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Khris Davis – Hit the DL as he was diagnosed with a grade 1 strain of his groin.  Grade 1 groin strain means his groin is good with its ABC’s until the P’s.

Marco Gonzales – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.05.  His perfs are gorge, as the kids say, and he always pops up a beat after someone says Polo.  Also, the Stream-o-Nator loves his next start, so I could see giving him a whirlybird.

Marcell Ozuna – Overslept and didn’t make it to the park on time.  Glad one of us is getting some sleep over his performance this year!

Michael Wacha – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners (0 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 2.88.  Look at his ERA one more time.  Okay, average starter ERA is 4.15.  I wrote a Michael Wacha sleeper post this offseason too, but you already knew that.

Jake Junis – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.52.  The Stream-o-Nator was all over this start.  On Razzball dollars, it reads:  In SON We Trust.  With a picture of me in a white-powdered wig, sitting on Giancarlo’s lap.

Salvador Perez – 1-for-5 and his 8th homer as he played 1st base for the first time in years.  Gotta get that Olympic Gold Medalist Drew Butera bat in the lineup!  Okay, okay, it’s to keep Perez’s bat in the lineup, but Drew Butera is just funny (to me).

Raisel Iglesias – Hit the DL with a strained left biceps.  It’s his non-throwing arm, so before you dive out the window in a panic–Eek, think it was too late for that one owner.  Oh well, everyone else can grab Jared Hughes, but this is likely a week or two issue.

Scooter Gennett – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer, and, like, his 17th homer this week.  It’s funny (not funny), Scoots McAiryTheBall is exactly what the Brewers, who traded him away, could use at 2B.  Told ya funny (not funny).

Chad Kuhl – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.20.  I have no knowledge on whether this is true or not, but Kuhl always seems to come through when given the Stream-o-Nator‘s support.  Maybe they can have a low key meet and greet.

Francisco Cervelli – 2-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  It’s all good; I’m happy for Cervelli, but on the reals, one question, if it was a launch angle thing, why didn’t you do this the first nine years in the league?  Playing hard to get?  Or rather, playing easy to get on waivers?

Luiz Gohara – 4 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 2.45 as he got his first start.  Braves don’t sound very committed to keeping Gohara in the rotation (at this point).  I watched most of his start and he deserves the shot.  His fastball had a lot of *crazy Cosmo Kramer hand motion* giddy up!  His command was more left of center than Bernie Sanders, but he could strike out anyone at any point.  I like him, but with no definite rotation spot, it’s hard to get too excited.

Jake Arrieta – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.45.  Early preseason me didn’t like Arrieta at all, then, when the Phils signed him, it was a little bit less hate and more indifference.  Now I hate him again.  Dubya tee eff with that beard?!  Kidding (not kidding), I don’t hate him for his beard, but his peripherals are not pretty.  Sell, my pretties-to-your-mommies!

Clayton Kershaw – Felt good (their words) after a bullpen sesh (my words).  Should be back in about a week (our words).

Kyle Freeland – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.28.  A lot of people are asking about Freeland, and since I work for you — there’s a good .0000000001 of a penny made on every page! — I’ll look up Freeland and break him down for you.  A 91 MPH fastball is his best pitch, but it’s set up by three other pitches, so he only uses it around 50% of the time, which is nearly not at all.  He keeps the ball down, which is a plus in Coors, and he deploys a sinker.  His bread-and-butter is that he’s unhittable vs. lefties, then works to stay passable vs. righties.  There’s a lot of danger with Coors, and I’m still not sold at home, but on the road I could see it if the matchup is right.

Kenta Maeda – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 12 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  Maeda’s got more flavors than Willy Wonka!  Sorry, I’ve been listening to Macklemore and now I’m embarrassed.  No, I’m not wearing a backpack, stop making fun of me!

Devon Travis – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, hitting .149.  We’re about at the point where the number pi has less numbers than how many posts there are in post-hype sleeper for Travis.

Tyler Clippard – 1/3 IP, 4 ER and the blown save, which is putting it mildly.  That was the kind of blown save (walked the bases loaded) that has, “Hey, Meat, grab some pine.” I typed in Clippard, it auto-corrected to clip art, and a cartoon bomb appeared.  Ryan Tepera appears to be the clearcut favorite to replace him.  Of course, I’m chanting, “Let Oh go!”  But probably not since he’s spending 400 years in Egyptian early middle relief.

Yangervis Solarte – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Solarte, oh oh. Cantare, oh oh oh oh.  He tends to get ice cold and boiling hot at the drop of a dime, so he might be heating up again.

Aaron Sanchez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (5 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 4.07.  You  know things are bad when things are good and they’re still bad (made sense in my head).  In other words, a scoreless five innings is great, but five walks vs. two Ks.  That’s the new blech.

Blake Parker – 1 IP, 1 ER, 3 hits, 1 walk and the save, ERA at 3.04.  Blake Parker with the full-on whew save.  Best part, The Sciosciapath likely thought he was dominant, so we’re golden arches, Ronald McDonald!  I’m not dropping Justin Anderson yet.

Welington Castillo – Will be suspended for 80 games due to PEDs.  Gordon Ramsey will now cut him open and complain that he’s raw inside.

Adam Engel – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (1) and legs (7), hitting .212.  No disrespect to Engel, but I’d prolly get a double off the wall against everyone, except Gausman, on the Orioles staff.  The Orioles could trade for starting pitcher, Pablo Sandoval, and it would be an improvement.

Dylan Covey – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.46.  After the game, Covey dined on dolphin meat.  Not cool, man.

Chris Archer – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.68 vs. David Price – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.08.  This was a matchup billed as, “Exhale.”  As in, every five days you can’t believe you own these guys and have to start them, but yesterday was one of the decent days.

Adam Plutko – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 2.19, in his 2nd start.  Fun fact!  The International Astronomical Union said Plutko is no longer considered a last name.  As for Plutko, the pitcher, he has command (usually), but relies on inducing contact and getting weak outs.  Inducing contact is a nice way of saying, “GET OFF MY PLANE,” like Harrison Ford.

Brandon Nimmo – 2-for-3 and his 3rd homer.  Not sure what he’s doing playing, let alone homering.  Bautista needs at-bats, don’t ya know?

Jacob deGrom – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.54.  Even better, after the game, he was able to locate both his elbows!

Jeurys Familia – 1 IP, 2 ER as he blew the save, and Brad Ziegler (1 IP, 0 ER) got the save.  In other news, up is down.

Dan Straily – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.12.  Straily is the stereotypical guy no one ever owns in mixed leagues, but is ownable, and, in deeper leagues, is a sneaky value pick.  All the time.  Without fail.  *bangs on keyboard*  Cliche, cliche, cliche!  *pauses*  But no truer thing has ever been written.

Josh Reddick – Hit the DL with a leg infection.  That sounds like something that nana would’ve gotten.  Does Reddick wear a muumuu?  Have bed rashes?  Play bingo?  I got questions, y’all!

Justin Verlander – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.08 vs. Jeff Samardzija – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 6.23.  Verlander is playing 3-D chess and Samardzija is playing Chinese checkers and doesn’t speak Chinese.

George Springer – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .294.  He has the quietest more-than-decent stats on the year, right?  He’s really a .275 hitter, so he’s even hitting for a better average, but I have not thought about him all year.  Now watch him go on one of his 7-homers-in-7-games streaks.

Michael Fulmer – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.08.  If an alien landed here and asked me to describe Fulmer, I’d say exactly what he’s done to this date, and his line yesterday.  Then the alien would ask if Fulmer and I were related to Fulbright scholarships.  And I’d say, “Yes.”

Niko Goodrum – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .245.  If you’re tracking ‘pert FAAB moves, Rudy grabbed Goodrum in five leagues this week.  I thought he was just drunk.

Erick Fedde – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks as he was recalled.  He’s likely sent back down, so it’s all kinda of moot.  If you’re interested in him, all rookie pitcher projections can be found on Prospect-o-Nator; he’s ranked 19th.

Matt Adams – 3-for-3 and his 11th homer, hitting .273.  Adams is like, “Yo, why you putting me out to pasture?  Skinny Oprah never encountered such problems.  And she yo-yo’d!”  Adams will still likely share time with Reynolds, and Zimmerman’s due back any day, so things might get tight.  Hopefully they don’t send down Soto, especially for the person who bid $600+ in FAAB in my league.

Tyson Ross – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.13.  If you started him, you have bigger bottom marbles than I.  I figured @WASH would’ve left him looking put away wet.

Ryan Braun – Will return today.  Awesome, I missed the aggravation.

Jesus Aguilar – 2-for-5, 1 run, 3 RBIs, hitting .324.  Hard to find a hotter schmotato.  Why won’t you pick him up?  Is your mom right?  Are you afraid of success?  Aw, that’s sad.  C’mon, I’ll comfort you.  Metaphorically!  Get away from me!

Christian Yelich – 1-for-3, 2 runs, hitting .282.  Since it was an early game, I watched this, and Yelich is about to break out.  He was on everything.  No jokes, Reggie cards in my spokes.  All the times.  I didn’t say nothing about no rhymes.  Emeril Bam’d!  Triple negatives be damned!

Travis Shaw – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .243.  When he homered, I screamed and Ted started humping my leg and I was so happy I just went along with it.  Get yours, boy!

Tyler Saladino – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .429.  Been hyping Salad’s dino for days.

John Ryan Murphy – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer.  In related news, I think Iannetta is still playing for the Rockies, but I’m not sure because he never does anything.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer.  Au Shizz!

Zack Godley – 3 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 4.85.  Godley had problems with Christian and Jesus, draw your own conclusions.  Godley looked so much worse than the stat line, and the stat line is by no means illustrious, if you’re still drawing conclusions.

  1. Roger Anderson says:
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    Reddick got an infected spider bite! Don’t these guys use neosporin or does that count as a PED?

  2. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great write-up.

    a. How dare you make fun of Sal Butera’s son? They actually have something in common. Like father, like son – they both suck bark.

    b. On Ianetta or lacrappa as I call him, I saw the other day that his BAA went up from 0.187 (Hudda! Hudda!) to 0.213 with that big ground-rule double off Jansen which had no fantasy relevance whatsoever.

    c. Mark Twain quote of the day for May 24

    A brave man does not create his bravery. He is entitled to no personal credit for possessing it. It is born to him.

    Cheers,
    Ante

  3. JakeTPE says:
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    Hello Grey, superb ‘cap, sir!

    On behalf of all Wellington owners, I’ll ask the dreaded C question first.

    So, like, who is the add?

    Suzuki (who’s in a time-share with…)
    Flowers (“you wanna make Flowers today?”
    Lucroy (doing OK but no power to show for it)
    Barnhart (ditto but with Coors series coming up)
    J. McCann (Buy from a week ago but he’s been meh)
    Gomes (Yan can add!)
    uhh….
    Mesoraco (just don’t look at him and it’ll be fine)

    OK, I think we can see where this is going. This is a 12-team league (w/OPS) and currently 14 catchers are rostered. TIA!

  4. Sam says:
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    So does Godley turn it around or is he worth dumping in a trade?

    • dingo37 says:
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      @Sam: cut bait

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Sam: If you c an deal him for anything decent, do it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sam: Agree with dingo

  5. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Not to pick nits, but Godley only gave up 6 ER. Sadly, as someone who owns Godley on every team, I would know all too well.

  6. kale salad flunkee says:
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    Grey-

    who to replace Welington Castillo ??? any SAFE pickups?

    • Cram It says:
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      @kale salad flunkee: With those options, I’d taaaaake that guy.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @kale salad flunkee: Safety at catcher is not really an option. League size and roster would be helpful to know. Barnhart, Lucroy, McCann…..If its a 1 person league and Sanchez is available, pick him up….

      • kale salad flunkee says:
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        12 team league/ Keeper league, but I already own Sanchez, looking at maybe the mini Posey aka Austin Barnes… for backup

  7. Justin says:
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    Fantastic write up as always! I have a trade offer that I’m dwelling on. 10 team OPS keeper league. We all keep 10 guys at the end of the season.
    He is offering Bryce Harper and josh hader for Ronald Acuna and Gleyber Torres. I love Torres and acuna but Harper is too big a prize to pass up, right?

    • dingo37 says:
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      @Justin: I’d do it

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Justin: Harper side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Justin: Thanks! Harper side

  8. Greg says:
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    Before Godley got so awful I traded him and Altuve for hot Newcombe and avg and runs only Altuve. Now that Goldy homered I’m sure I won the trade. Not….yet. Thoughts?

    Also Chacin is really hot … you buyin’?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Greg: You traded Godley and Altuve for Newcomb and Altuve?

      Can’t put much stock in Chacin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Greg: Don’t trust Chacin — Altuve trade has Altuve on both sides

  9. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    I would have snoozed on Wacha entirely if not for you!

    Who do you think between Tepera and Barraclaugh for saves rest of season? I have Barraclaugh rostered from when Zieg first struggled, but MIA seems like they won’t make a change unless Zieg is traded (and I’m done trying to guess the lengths MIA wouldn’t go to save money).

  10. Harold Walpole says:
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    Do I trade Folty and Trammell (or Calhoun) for Rendon in 16-team keeper? Currently have Matt Davidson at 3B with JRam also eligible there. Have Flaherty in MiLB that could fill into Folty’s spot.

    Love, meh, or pass?

  11. Synyster says:
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    Drop Gohara and pickup Maeda? League w/ QS.

  12. Cable says:
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    Grey…your night cap is once again solid, has anyone seen Rizzo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cable: Not sure he ever made it back from spring training

      • Moon Shots says:
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        @Grey: How bout Buy-Low on Rizzo…i think i can get it done for my Polanco and Billy Hamilton…

  13. Hepcat13 says:
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    What are your feelings on Ozuna? Time to let go for Ian Happ, Hicks, Gardner, Desmond, or someone else on the FA list? Not sure that I could trade him for dog food right now.

    Thanks!

    • dingo37 says:
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      @Hepcat13: happ best out of that bunch, but hed be even more aggravating to have; hold

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Hepcat13: Hold Ozuna

  14. KCC26 says:
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    More homers ROS- Cruz or Ozuna?

    • dingo37 says:
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      @KCC26: gonna go with cruz cause ozuna doesn’t own an alarm clock

  15. Chickie says:
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    Rizzo or Bour? Bour is doing something Rizzo used to do….take walks. Rizzo just loves hitting into the shift. Time and time and time again. Already been turned down for a Rizzo for Goldy swap. It’s not early anymore.

  16. Cram It says:
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    Javier Baez has 2 unintentional walks so far. 2! And his OBP is a paltry .297. He’s a special kind of anomaly.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Cram It:

      Man he swings at everything.

      • Cram It says:
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        @OaktownSteve: He must! He’s trying to be the first true two outcome player.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Wow, didn’t realize it was that low

  17. kilkennybrian says:
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    Ugh, Clippard.

    I snagged Tepera in a few leagues to handcuff them. Is Oh a spec add? Or you confident Tepera is the next man up?

    • LenFuego says:
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      @kilkennybrian: I do not see how anyone could be confident with anything in that bullpen right now.

    • LenFuego says:
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      @kilkennybrian: I do not see how anyone could be confident in anything going on with that bullpen right now.

      • Carnac says:
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        @Grey: my crazy prediction of the day, stroman comes back and closes.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Well, I never underestimate predictions by Carnac, but that does crazy

  18. Deadly Pink Kittens says:
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    Buy Godley for 60 cents on the dollar?

  19. OaktownSteve says:
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    Surprised (not surprised) no Godley blurb.

    Did I see the other day you were calling Shaw borderline mixed league droppable? Seems like he’s been about what was expected.

    Aguilar has been crushing for my NFBC team. Always felt like he could hit given a chance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Ended the post with Godley below tweet… Shaw should be owned, but him or, say, Villanueva, that different? Yeah, I have Aguilar in one league, he looked great yesterday too… Jesus!

  20. Jimmy Suitcase says:
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    Ryan Zimmerman or Gurriel ROS? Utility role for me… Zimmerman is a free agent, and I own Yuli.

  21. Harold Walpole says:
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    Would you trade Folty and Trammell (or W. Calhoun) for Rendon in a 16-team OPS keeper. Currently I have Matt Davidson and JRam with 3B eligibility. Flaherty would slot into Folty’s spot.

    Love, meh, or pass? If love, do you trade Trammell or Calhoun?

      • Harold Walpole says:
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        @Grey: Sorry for the repeat. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, no problem

  22. NXIVM says:
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    Carpenter or Mancini? In other news…Kenta totally Maeda my night. High fives dude!

    • dingo37 says:
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      @NXIVM: i’ll say carp and grey will say dingo37 is crazy; mancini all day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @NXIVM: Ha, high five… Can try Carp, O’s are a mess

  23. NXIVM says:
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    Also in other other news, The Boeuf Wellington’s spoiled and I now turn to the sunken-eyed squatter. Can I borrow a light bulb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @NXIVM: You have an idea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @NXIVM: Devin can illuminate it for you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @NXIVM: There’s sunken treasure in his eyes

      • Lord Sauron says:
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        @Grey: Announcer: “ Why the ef is Mesoraco catching in a black cob webby tunic?” “Holy Sh/t, gold coins just fell out of his eyes when that foul ball hit his sweet spot!”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          “It’s like looking into a bowling ball and seeing eyes.”

          • Pimpbot 3000 says:
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            @Grey: It’s like The World’s Grumpiest Cat and Brian Peppers had a love child that can somehow catch a baseball.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA!

  24. Dave D, Licensed Sciosciapathologist says:
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    While I don’t offer you much more than the .0000000001 cent you get each time I visit razzball, I occasionally feel inclined to reciprocate something of value, though the value of what I may offer will always be questionable and never tangible. That being said, I tried to give y’all a heads up on Blake Parker. Being a Sciosciapathologist by circumstance, and by no means choice (l’m an Angels fan after all), there are few times I can get successfully get into to the mind of the madman. The catch is safely planning my exit before I start having “flights of idea”, “racing thoughts” and avoiding, most distressing of all, speaking in “word salad” and devolve into paranoid exclamations belted at the top of my lungs to noone in particular. Being an Angels fan is a bit like working at an asylum. You don’t want to take your work home with you (nor your patients).

    I’m not really saying what you should do with Jusin Anderson, but I can speak with 15% confidence that Jim Johnson won’t get the next save chance.

    There’s your paltry .00000000001 cent piece of non-advise. I hope that helps.

  25. CarlosMartinez’Barber says:
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    Bour or Matt Olson – 10 team 6×6 (OBP)

    Thanks in advance!

  26. Steve says:
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    This is a question for Rudy – why does the trade analyzer insist on keep Samardzija’s value high, it’s at $9.3 right now, when he has pitched pretty poorly lately and doesn’t look anything like last year’s pitcher? His peripherals indicate he might be pitching hurt. Does your model predict better days for him?

    Thanks

    • the model is based off Steamer ROS projections which do take recent pitching into account. it is weighted based on their model. i don’t know the exact weights but the ‘standard’ from marcel had been 3x for most recent year, 2x for year before, 1x for year before that.

      it does not predict pitching injuries. if only!

      i TOTALLY agree with your Shark assessment. he’s always had fantastic control and now he’s walking batters. might be injury. might be his form. he’s droppable in 12-team and i’ve benched him 2 straight weeks in 15-team.

  27. dingo37 says:
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    @Jimmy Suitcase: i’ll say zimm and you say a prayer

  28. Bill says:
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    Andujar a pickup over Longoria and/or Eduardo Escobar?

    • dingo37 says:
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      @Bill: hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill: Over Longo

  29. Mr. Rickey says:
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    In fairness, Goldy probably is ruining his team. As for mine, 12 Team ROTO and I’ve had to replace Marte and Pollock. I shuffled some players around and picked up Hicks and Aguilar. My OF is Hoskins, Mancini, Bellinger, Teoscar and Soler. Would you drop anyone for:

    Goodrum
    Austin Meadows
    Andujar
    Tyler O’Neill
    Yonder Alonso

    • dingo37 says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: I’d drop teo or soler for meadows or oneill depending on need.

      • Johnnyhobbes says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  30. Johnnyhobbes says:
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    quickie- somebody dropped Zunino for Wellington last night…. whoops. Put in a waiver claim and drop Cervelli? Buy/Sell /trade analyzer like Zunino ROS over Cervelli by a good amount. But I was curious what the almighty eye of Grey says.

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Johnnyhobbes: Heh, I think that guy is going to create a ripple effect. He drops Zunino for Wellington. You drop Cervelli for Zunino. Next guy drops Suzuki for Cervelli … next guy drops McCann for Suzuki … etc.

  31. Alps says:
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    Hey Grey
    I need an SP
    Can you rank these guys for me
    Hamels @ home KC
    E-Rod @ home Atlanta
    Maeda @ home Philadelphia
    Cahill @ home Arizona
    Junis @ home Minn

    Thanks Pal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alps: Maeda, Cahill, Junis

  32. Gotime says:
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    Never thought I’d be asking but here goes…who’s the pick up for Wellington. It’s limited moves H2H weekly league so I can’t stream terrible catchers. Gattis Alfaro J McCann Mesoraco Iannetta… or leave empty. I tried searching for “Gordon Ramsey” but he was scooped up ha!

    • Gotime says:
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      @Gotime: Barnhart available as well

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Tucker

  33. mrm3711 says:
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    Hey Grey, nice write-up! I never do this, I swear, but I had La Beouf on both of my teams, and so… catcher questions in 3-2-1! Best pickup from among these schmohawks?

    Cervelli, Gattis, B McCann, J McCann, Iannetta, Gomes, Chirinos, Martin.

    Thanks!

    • dingo37 says:
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      @mrm3711: cervelli if the hand isn’t serious

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mrm3711: Thanks! Agree with dingo

  34. dingo37 says:
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    sure; believe cervelli got hurt last night too. any chance keeping both and trading one back to new Wellington owner for something good?

  35. FrankGrimes says:
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    Why can’t those dopes just keep their mouth shut on Survivor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FrankGrimes: Last night was incredible… Best finale in ten years?

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:

        Yes but they those two Dude waltz into the final!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You mean the fact that Donathon was the only one trying to take them out? Crazy

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:

        Then that chick was surprised she didn’t get any votes haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… I forget, who did Angie vote for? Because if Dom kept her, I thought she might’ve voted for him in a tie

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Grey:
            She gave Wendell the $$$.

            I know it’s highly edited but sure seemed like they had ample opportunities to get both those guys outta there. Guess he deserved to to win as much as anyone.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I don’t hate him winning, Dom was putting on a masterclass that 1st tribal tho

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                @Grey:
                I think he kinda over played his hand tho.
                He should have used the fake idol by letting someone find it and think they was safe. Make sea bass use his extra vote to get Wendell out.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  That’s an interesting take, maybe… He achieved his goal, but he did maybe come off as an ass in the process… His calls on people lying tho were so spot on, he seemed like he could play a good game of poker… Like that snap call on Donathon…

                  • FrankGrimes says:
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                    @Grey:

                    Agreed but they all know they all are lying. He didn’t do anything that great. The old chick just ran to him and told him they were trying to vote him out. He had that good line about building furniture tho ha.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha, true… Angie was the worst player ever, but if he brought her, I think she would’ve felt beholden to vote for him in the tie

  36. Ace of Spades says:
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    Meh question of the day:

    Marco Gonzales or Domingo German ROS

    as always thanks in advance

  37. Louies says:
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    This is a keeper league and we keep 20 players each year and draft to fill the rest of our roster.

    Trade offered to me:

    His: Goldy

    for my: Miggy and 1st round draft pick.

    Thoughts on Goldy rebounding?

  38. Zoobaz says:
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    12 team h2h points league

    Give Greinke and Trea turner, get Verlander and Segura…

  39. Fred says:
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    Drop Soler or Buxton for Aaron Hicks, or hold both?

  40. coacher says:
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    Saves + Holds roto lg 14-team question: I own Rodney, J.Kelly and Alvarado. Anything better on the FA list? Hunter, Ziegler, Barraclough, M.Feliz, L.Garcia, E.Ramos, D.Stumpf, W.Harris, J.Jimenez, Roe, Kintzler, Shaw, Barnes, Stammen or Hirano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @coacher: Barraclough for Alvarado

  41. Jake says:
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    Aguilar and Braun are available. Drop Desmond for one of them?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jake: I like Desmond

  42. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good morning, Grey!

    Drop any of Jankowski, DeShields, O’Neill, Andujar or Blake Parker for Ronald Guzman in RCL?

    Thanks a lot!

  43. citizen5 says:
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    Pick one for QS & Ks

    Taillon vs STL (Mikolas)
    Castillo vs PIT (Nova)
    Flaherty @ PIT (Williams)
    Lopez @ DET (Fiers)

    Thanks in advance

      • Rodelo says:
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        @Grey:

        follow-up question:

        start Castillo tonight vs PIT or wait until Gausman vs TB later this week

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Has to be either or? Gausman then

          • Rodelo Maglente says:
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            @Grey:

            Yes – 7 starts per week. Have to decide which is my 7th. Other starts

            Gausman vs Sox done
            Wacha vs Royals done
            Berrios vs Tigers done
            Berrios vs Mariners
            Flaherty vs Pirates
            Severino vs Angels

            Thank you

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Severino

  44. sdub says:
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    A) Lost Wellington Castillo – options to replace are barren – Suzuki, McCann, Barnes, Barnhardt, Mesoraco, Yan Gomes, Iannetta, Hedges…?

    B) Andujar available. Dump Ohtani (batter) or Tim Anderson for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sdub: A. Tucker B. Ohtani

  45. aardvark says:
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    If I can pull off trading Cain, Corbin and maeda for Blackmon that’s a win right?

      • aardvark says:
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        @Grey: what if it’s morton and Cain for Blackmon. Still a go?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Blackmon side

  46. Chris says:
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    Correa or Turner is H2H Keeper for this year and beyond?

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey: Correa or Machado then?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Machado

  47. crock says:
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    14 team league, Drop Deshields for any of the following: Teoscar, Franchy, Profar or Streaming spot?

  48. Brian Boyle says:
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    I love walking up early in the morning and getting my cup of GRAY!! Clippard was great to have playing last night! Dropped ASAP for N Jones.

    12 team H2H 6×5 OPS 5OF
    Zunino, Goldy, A Cabrera, Lindor, Bregman, Ozuna, Rosario, Acuna, C Taylor, Polonco, J Turner. B Ohtani, Hosmer, Carp.

    Who is the better play the ROS M. Carp or I. Happ.

    Have a great day young fella.

    BB

  49. Zeus says:
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    The beef was tainted with growth hormones and now 10 year old girls in Chicago are flowering early. That aside I am thinking of Barnhardt as a replacement in an OBP league. Speaking of Flowers The ATL situation is available as well.

    Plutko sounds like a plinko played on Pluto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeus: Haha, nice — Tucker

  50. Nightmare! says:
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    Greylord!! Happy Thursday!! I thought the Americans was awesome last night!! “Things are “topsy turvy” are the office. Ohhhh shiiiiit! Stan Beeman on your ass!!!! Wish the finale was like 2 hours long. It’s gettin intense!!

    1) buy/sell or hold Eric Hosmer
    2) Plutko or Marco Gonzales?
    3) candelairio, Healy, Harrison, or Brian Anderson at 3B until Vlad gets the call?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nightmare!: AHHHHHHHHH!!!! Americans! I can’t even… 1. Buy 2. Marco 3. Healy

  51. JeffFromTallahasssee says:
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    Would you try to trade Keuchel for Kenta Maeda?

  52. Scen says:
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    5×5 h2h, I’ve got Castillo going today v Pittsburgh.
    I’m up 4-0 in QS, up by 15 Ks, winning slightly in ERA and WHIP (both under 1.00), and still have 5 SP left on the week (Quintana, wood, Pivetta, Buehler, foltynewitz). Start or sit Castillo today to keep my ratios down?

      • Scen says:
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        @Grey: thanks, second q: drop billy Hamilton for Cron, Andujar, Meadows or Franchy?

        Haven’t really been starting Hamilton since I can’t trust a guy hitting .200 to get me steals.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Andujar

          • Scen says:
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            @Grey: thanks pal

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  53. ctrengove says:
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    Couple days ago in response to my question, you ranked for power: O’Neill, Williamson, Aguilar.

    How would you rank those 3 as overall hitters? I have room for 1, maybe 2. Currently own O’Neill.

    Thanks!

      • ctrengove says:
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        @Grey:

        Cheers, Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You cheers!

  54. Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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    Re the Milwaukee early game, technically, isn’t EVERY game an early game for Left Coasters?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It is nice

  55. lubey says:
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    Corbin or Quintana ROS?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana, might be close

      • lubey says:
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        @Grey: Yea kinda what I figured. I hate seeing the dip in velocity from Corbin. Quintana seems to be coming around

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  56. ludicrousspeed15 says:
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    which of these scrubs would you stream this wkd
    SON rankings below:
    Romo v BAL 13.8
    Banda v BAL 13.0
    Yarbrough v BAL 10.8

    thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yarbrough is the only one that will go more than 4 IP

  57. Earl says:
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    Good day everyone!

    1) would you do following trade: give Patrick Corbin, Gregory Polanco and Mitch Moreland to get Mitch Haniger, Jesus Aguliar and Michael Brantley?

    2) do you think Jesus Aguliar is for real and worth trying to obtain or he is just hot schomato for short term?

    3) is Corbin in trouble and heading south and should I try and trade him soon?

    Thanks for help!

    • Earl says:
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      @Earl:

      Do I not get a response from the master (or maybe you are thinking about what to say, haha)??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Earl: Sorry just missed your comment, wasn’t intentional…. 1. Haniger side 2. Real, but may platoon 3. Yes, in trouble

  58. Murph says:
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    Grey
    Do Profar or Guzman have staying power?
    I’d be dropping Conforto
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  59. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    I love it when the early games feature bullpens (TOR, CIN, LAA) where we’re speculating saves. Hopefully we’ll have some clarity about who to prioritize/add/drop by the time the later games start. Conversely it’s super annoying when teams with mystery closers end up in blow out games so we have no actionable info. By lunchtime we’ll either be a bit smarter or a bit angrier. Fingers crossed!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Re: angrier — Be careful what you wish for! Emoji

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: Haha, at this point “angrier” is just me getting back to neutral.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! That’s a fantasy sports mantra right there

  60. kilkennybrian says:
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    ROS:

    Polanco, Domingo, C Santana, Puig, Conforto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig, Domingo

  61. waffles says:
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    swanson or profar? how about in a league that has both AVG and OPS, kinda double counting hitting skill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Profar

  62. Ralphy says:
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    could you please rank the following players,

    Teoscar, Domingo Santana, Tim Anderson, Delino Deshields

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo, Anderson

  63. The Scrant Dog

    Potent Skittles says:
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    Need to (but do I?) activate Braun frmo DL today.
    who should I drop?
    Odor
    Moran
    Descalso
    Matt Adams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Descalso

  64. Steve says:
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    The Rockies aren’t hitting. Their catchers are pathetic. Tom Murphy is raking – why don’t they recall him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s obscene

  65. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I’ve got two separate questions for you today:

    A – 10 team roto w/OPS; Drop Buxton for one of Cron, Matt Chapman, Matt Olson, Odor, Teoscar, Aguilar, Profar

    B – 12 team roto; Drop Meadows for Andujar

    In scenario B my only 3B is Villanueva, so I was leaning Andujar for insurance. Knowing the Pirates, Meadows has little to no chance to remain up once Marte is back.

    Thanks, Homie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Meh B. Sure

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Grey: I keep waiting for Buxton to do something that makes me want to keep him, but he has been a real turd-sandwich so far. He still only has 80 or so ABs, so he is probably worth waiting on some more.

        Thanks, Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya, but he usually breaks out around now

  66. jose says:
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    Could use some advice on my RCL team. Basically it boils down to how many non save relief pitchers do you keep on a roster. If you want to read the rest that’d be great, but ultimately that’s the summary.

    I’ve got a starting staff of Morton, Darvish, Quintana, Snell and have been streaming a 5th guy with moderate success thanks to SON.

    I was streaming too much early in the year and got ahead on my projected innings pitched. For the last 2-3 weeks I’ve been keeping relief pitchers on the staff for SVs, Ks, WHIP, and ERA.

    Current save opportunities come from Diaz, Brach, Jones, and Strickland. Also holding Bruce Rondon (saves? and has been ok), Betances (Ks), Jeffress (ERA, WHIP), and Osuna (We’ve already talked about Osuna).

    I’m 4th in K’s but 2nd and 3rd are going to blow through IP and I should land in 2nd. ERA and WHIP are improving. Saves I’ms starting to fall behind in, but am in 2nd. My team is allergic to Wins.

    Should I be using one or two of those RP slots for more SAGNOF chances, filling in on offense when my hitters have off days, keep it how it is, or there really isn’t a correct answer to this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My team right now:

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Well that image didn’t work… I was gonna show you I had 4 SPs, and 7 RPs

        • jose says:
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          @Grey: Haha. Good enough for me. Thanks Grey!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

  67. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the Hey, Grey,

    Couple of poop situations on my hands.

    1. Gallo. Homeboy gets two hits every ten at-bats, half of which are home runs. What’s a fantasy baseballer to do? Only start him against weak RHP? Nobody wants him in a trade, but there’s too much value to give up, right?

    2. Taillon. Is he still ownable? Or should I stream from this spot?

    Love yas!!!!!

    • Cram It says:
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      @sportivetricks: You drafted him for 40 HR’s and .200. Thats’ what you’re getting.

      • sportivetricks says:
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        @Cram It:

        Ehhhh. Dude was hanging low because nobody else wanted that .200. I take value when I see it, but he’s killlllling me in one category as much as he helps me in others.

        • Cram It says:
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          @sportivetricks: You just seem surprised/disappointed that he’s doing exactly what he does.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Meh, I start him every time, but he will kill your AVG 2. Stream Muah!

      • sportivetricks says:
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        @Grey:

        1. Yeah, ouch. I’m going to study his splits hard and sit him unless the matchup is good . . . or my team develops to hit for better AVG

        2. figured,

        Love yas!!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  68. RockOutWithYour says:
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    My pitching is stacked.. Bauer, Cole, Nola, Godly, Ross, Snell, Darvish,Gausman, Romero, Bueler, Reyes, Newcomb….

    Would you trade Cole or Nola for Bryant? Which one? He will take both. I need another bat.

    6×6 h2h non keeper.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, in a second — either

  69. Murph says:
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    Grey
    Would you trade Devers & Cody Allen for Manny Machado?
    Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      @Murph: In a heartbeat

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Murph says:
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        @Grey: Thanks guys

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • RockOutWithYour says:
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      @Murph:

      Click accept quickly!

  70. Stewie says:
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    Keeper league where you keep 5 players and their auction price increases from the year before…I just got offered the below. Which side do you like?

    Team A:
    Bregman (good keeper value)
    Alex Reyes (GREAT keeper value)

    Team B:
    Stanton (good keeper value)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

      • Stewie says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey. Is it close? I’d be getting Stanton, but losing Reyes is making me hesitate. Maybe I’m dumb!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s close

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Stewie: Reyes side if the value is that GREAT! It also depends on your other keepers, but Reyes has top 10 SP potential. If you can get that at a great value, I like that side.

  71. Gillies says:
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    C-Mart or MadBum in a keeper league?
    Still think MadBum might still have some elite years in his body?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C-Mart

  72. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    Are we trusting Snell vs BOS today in a 10 team league that has QS instead of Wins?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think you have to

  73. uncle ernie says:
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    Morning. I’m looking to grab Blackmon while his stock is down. Would you trade my Springer and Manaea for his Blackmon and Segura. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent, but for Segura

      • uncle ernie says:
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        @Grey: yes Blackmon and Segura.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, it’s decent Uncle Ernie

  74. RICE says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Great stuff as usual. Thanks for the hard work.

    1. Domingo Santana or Ian Desmond?

    2. 2B replacement for Gordon: Carpenter, Eduardo Escobar, Goodrum, Villar, or Happ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! 1. Desmond, kinda toss up 2. Prolly just try Happ for 10 days

      • RICE says:
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        @Grey: I had an open spot, so I just grabbed Desmond.

        I can also grab Domingo… drop Ryan Zimmerman?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  75. Lubes says:
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    Thanks for the write up!

    OBP Keeper league- Hoskins or Goldy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoskins

  76. Turd Wendell says:
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    Yo, how long before that crumbum, Dave Roberts bats Puig higher than 7? Dudes got like 3 hrs in 4 days or something close to that. What value would put on Bumgarner? Top 75 ish?

  77. RTP123 says:
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    Pick two please: Desmond, Miggy, Cron, Carlos Santana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron, Desmond

  78. Charlie Chapman says:
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    Been holding E Santana on my DL. Also own Rich Hill, Godley, and streamed Cahill this week. Only have one DL slot.

    I think I am better off holding Cahill beyond this week, and getting rid of one of the other three. So…Stash Rich Hill or E Santana? Or is Godley terrible enough to drop over both?

    Thanks as always good sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ervin

      • Charlie Chapman says:
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        @Grey: Drop or stash Earvin? My bad, vaguely worded

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stash him, lose Hill

  79. Chisoxx22 says:
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    5×5 roto 10 team. I need hr and rbi, still in 2nd overall but lacking in those 2 categories. I was offered Gallo/sano for Baez. My 2b is schoop, SS would be peraza after trade with Dee on the DL. Which side you taking? Seems like a no brainer but I’m already in 6th for average and those 2 aren’t exactly getting my avg. up. Thanks in advance Lord of the stash!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  80. Jay Hay says:
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    Hearts, Grey. You’re the best. Last week’s Buy/Sell had Yelich as a Sell, or at least, test the market, cause you weren’t feeling him too much. Starting to feel better? I invested pretty heavily this Spring, buying into all the hype.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t feel better about Yelich about him being anywhere near preseason value, but he’s fine for 15/15/.280

  81. OaktownSteve says:
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    Big day for RCL streaming. I just added Engel, Yolmer, Palka and the original Chris Davis. I’m sure this will work out.

    I don’t play much DFS but I take a swing at it every once in awhile. I was in the top 500 in a huge free Fanduel tourney yesterday (31000+) but the kicker was I took a zero from Manny Machado. Anything from him and I would have had a shot at some actual money.

    I just wanted to revisit the Godley thing from the offseason. I’ve always been really skeptical of guys who have a first go around with success when they rely heavily on a kind of trick pitch. I was calling it the Matt Shoemaker. Albies I recall you saying I was the only person anywhere preaching caution. Seems like over the years it’s served me pretty well to stay clear of these types until they’ve proven they can get through the league quite a few times. It’s sort of the macro equivalent of getting through a line up a third time.

    Speaking of which, I enjoyed Paul Sporer’s thing on Fangraphs where he reported the best and worst pitchers this year going through the line up the third time. Wasn’t surprised to see Berrios at the top of the good list. He’s a horse. Reynaldo Lopez was high on the good list too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I actually have a near-full lineup today… That sucks on Machado, I’ve never done DFS ever… I wrote about Godley in the post, was last blurb…I didn’t exactly go into such detail, but he looked awful yesterday, watched the whole game, and I wouldn’t own him outside of NL-Only, I’ve come around… Surprised on Rey-Lo

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I did see your note on Godley above and in the round up.

        Lopez is perplexing. His peripherals are so terrible in so many ways it seems impossible he should be anything other than terrible. Yet when you watch him, the only take away is that he looks very difficult to hit hard. His soft contact rate is 4th best in the majors, his hard hit against is top 30. He’s in the top 20 in pop ups induced. I looked at his zone profile to see if he was pitching to the top of the zone to beat the launch anglers, but the conclusion seems to be “kind of.” I suspect that you’re right that a major correction is coming to his results but if somehow he continues, it will certainly bear looking at more closely.

        Two interesting things I noticed looking at Lopez. The highest fly ball against percentage in baseball is Justin Verlander at 57%. The highest pop up rate is Jacob deGrom at a whopping 27.5%, more than 8 percentage points higher than next best. If you’re getting pop ups on almost 30% of your batted balls, you’re going to be hard to get to most days.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The problem with Lopez seems to be mostly that in some random game when he’s an obvious start, he will give up 5 BBs in 2 IP and 6 ER — those are interesting stats tho, and any guy who throws that fast has a fighting chance, especially when he’s throwing a slider 20% of time suddenly

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            That’s totally burned me in the NFBC with him. He’s had some gems in one start weeks on my bench and some bed crappers in two start weeks in my line up.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, it’s hard to know when it’s coming with him

  82. GT says:
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    Help picking two guys to hold from: Tepera, Justin Anderson, Jace Fry, Amir Garrett, David Hernandez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1st two

  83. CloudTown says:
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    Morning Grey!

    10 TM 7×7 keep 10

    Conforto a drop? Hold Polanco? Been grabbing the rookie nookie with Soto, O’Neill, Acuna and looking to get rid of some of the bench bats. Chase the upside!

    Thanks a ton!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop both

      • CloudTown says:
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        @Grey: Done!
        One more Q, with Sano coming back is Healy a drop or wait to see what the big tub of goo does for a bit?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  84. knucks says:
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    Yo twins. Thanks for activating Sano on an off day and fuggin with my streaming strategy for tomorrow. Weirdos.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, seriously

  85. GT says:
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    Can you help picking two guys to hold from Justin Anderson, Tepera, Jace Fry, Amir Garrett, David Hernandez? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1st two

  86. Acuna Matata says:
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    Grey – which of these Rockies OF would you pick up ahead of their month long tour of hitters parks: available are CarGo, Parra, Dahl?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

  87. Det. John Kimble says:
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    There can only be one; Jose Peraza, Chris Taylor or Marcus Semien?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  88. dubjay says:
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    Morning Grey,
    12 team H2H keeper league. Keep 10
    Currently have J.Smoak at 1b. Have M.Olson as my backup in the Util position. Still waiting for one of them to get hot and run away with the gig. Other option is to drop Olson for Desmond. Actually just recently dropped desmond to grab olson. Yet the wheel of perennial disappointment just keeps on spinning….
    what do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Olson

    • dubjay says:
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      @dubjay:
      Buxton was also dropped this week. wouldnt help my 1b but could grab him.

  89. Murph says:
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    How about trading away Cain & Darvish for JD Martinez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, it’s not close

  90. caughtlooking says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Points league w/ k-1 HR+1 Who do you like ROS, Yelich or Donaldson?

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich

  91. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I lied, I have one more question.

    Would you move Bauer for Goldy or Hoskins in a 10 team roto redraft?

    Thanks again, Fantasy Master Lothario

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would, kinda want Hoskins more, but Goldy might be safer

  92. roadster says:
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    which side

    Machado, Dahl, Meadows OR Story, Benintendi, Adell

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  93. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. best bench bat – oneil, domingo santana, hicks or meadows?

    gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  94. Cram It says:
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    Man, SON has Morton in the negative today. The robot must not win!

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Cram It:

      I’ve always thought we should stage a robot vs man streaming contest for pitchers. Kind of a Paul Bunyan versus the chain saw sort of thing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, the robot usually loves him, who’s the opponent?

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: In Cleveland against Clevinger. I was thinking he’d be around 10-12. I only checked SON because I wasn’t myself, plus it’s a points league where every inning counts. I actually think I’m going to sit him (just in this league). His numbers have to come up and this would be one of those games to have that happen.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Cram It:

          The Indian bats have been really hot.

          • Cram It says:
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            @OaktownSteve: Yeah, I think I’m going to use some restraint.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hmm, tough call, Cleveland scares me, but they’ve had some games where they just have not shown up

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: I’ll see what their lineup is, check some BVP, splits, historical Thursday stats and run my own SON formula!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Snap!

    • Count de Monetballl says:
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      I was surprised to CRAM, and with the next game being at NYY, seems like btb games where regression may happen. I’m on the fence today… Will wait to decide when he is @NYY next week…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, baseball is so ridiculous sometimes

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I just hope he realizes that with near league average power comes near league average responsibility.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

  95. Silent Heat says:
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    Is Boyerthe closer when KC trades Herreraraara? He has completely sucked this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems doubtful

  96. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    I need a 2B because, you know, that whole Dee Gordon instead of Alex Gordon thingy I stupidly got caught up in. Anyway, I am trying to trade either Godley or J. Gray for C. Hernandez in our Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League. What do you think? I tried Gray and got a ‘No’. I just sent Godley, and I’m expecting No. I know Hernandez is no Joe Morgan, but would you consider sending both? I could use the roster space with all of my DLers.

    Is this simply a case of me putting out the trash and hoping someone swaps me?

    Thanks very much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They say Dee Gordon will be back in 10 days… I’d use waivers for the time being if you can’t send Godley for Cesar

      • Yanky My Wanky! says:
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        @Grey: Very cool. He already rejected, so f him! I am actually playing him this week, so hopefully I kick his ass!

        Thanks as always Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

  97. Dave D says:
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    Kinsler back to leadoff past two games. Avg .197 OPS .536, Simmons at 6th Avg .331 OPS .869.

    Sciosciapathology at its finest.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Dave D:

      Lot’s of old style managers subscribe to the “when a guy needs to pull out of a slump you get him MORE at bats” theory

  98. Joe Beisbol says:
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    I currently have Simmons at SS, Machado at 3B, and Sano at util. Thinking I should drop Freeland and maybe also Simmons. But who would my pickups be?

    FAs of interest: Rojas, Suarez, Chapman, Villanueva, Profar, O’Neill, Jankowski; and also Fulmer, Velasquez, and Yarbrough

    12-Team, Yahoo, H2H, 5×5 Redraft League
    C – Ramos, 1B – Abreu, 2B – Carpenter, 3B – Machado, SS – Simmons, OF – Stanton/Belt/Cain Util –  Sano, Bench – EMPTY. DL (2 spots)- Murphy, Cespedes

    SP – Darvish, Berrios, Corbin, Richards, Roark, Ross, Freeland, Cahill; RP – Davis, Morrow, Strickland, Hader

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Suarez over Simmons

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly VV over Freeland but depends on their upcoming matchups

  99. Big league choo says:
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    Rcl league

    His Goldy for my Jose Martinez/alex reyes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, yes

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        As in do it

  100. Balke says:
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    Would you drop Gohara for Caleb Smith?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  101. JP says:
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    Keeper league question, how would you rank Baez, Gleyber and Didi, all have pretty much the same price

    and 2nd questions, would you package any of those w/ Morton for Goldy (who cannot be kept)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez, Gleyber — I’d take Goldy, but those are good keepers you’re giving, need more info

      • JP says:
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        @Grey: Essentially, it’s a contract keeper league, where it’s $5 for each year that you keep the player (2 years = $10/year, 3 years =$15/year, etc.), but all my guys could be kept for $15/year for up to 3 years, there’s no limit on the number of keepers you can keep

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @JP: Yeah, but how much are those MIs worth as keepers?

          • JP says:
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            @Grey: At this point, I’d probably keep all 3, so $15/year for the next 3 years for each, our roster format allows me to play all 3 at the same time, Morton would be the same price, but I don’t value him nearly as much as a keeper

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              So three keepers for a rental?

              • JP says:
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                @Grey: I’d only be sending Morton and one of my MI’s (Baez, Torres or Didi) for a Goldy rental

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Then send Didi/Morton

                  • JP says:
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                    @Grey: Thanks

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

  102. OaktownSteve says:
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    Trying to figure out the SoN call on Morton. One thing I saw, Morton has some funky reverse splits. The group of hitters who has faired the best against him this year is right handed at home. He’s been better everywhere against LHB than RHB.

    Meanwhile, I was very surprised to see how favorably Progressive has played for RHB. Espn has it ranked as the top hitters park in their park factors over all. Rotogrinders basically has it on par with Camden’s left field park adjustment as one of the most favorable any where. Be interesting to get Rudy in here to see if he has any insight. It’s a total jumble.

    • Count de Monetballl says:
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      Grey, any chance you can ping Rudy for the insight as OTS discussed above, would be fascinating to get his thoughts…

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Pinged

        • Count de Monetballl says:
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          Grey de Man

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            *tips hat that I never wear*

        • Cram It says:
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          @Grey: He means “ask”, not stick your finger in his butthole.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha, cmon!

            • Cram It says:
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              @Grey: Not that there’s anything wrong with that!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Indians scare me, in general, which obviously is not a reason

    • I was surprised Morton is so low as Streamonator/Steamer has been his biggest fanboy (to many of my teams’ delight). Road start. Indians are good offense and top of the lineup doesn’t K a lot. Good hitter’s park.

      I’m throwing Morton in every league I own him but I’m not enamored w/ this matchup at all.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Rudy Gamble:

        Hey Rudy…would SoN take into account that Morton has been better on the road at home? Or is there a constant plug in for home vs road start?

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @OaktownSteve:

          better on the road than at home that should be.

        • there is a constant for home/road. do not believe there is a skill there. same goes for hitters.

          platoon splits is different. steamer regresses to league splits but if a pitcher has extreme splits, it’ll be reflected in the game projections.

  103. Favio Vasquez says:
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    Justin Turner or Jose Martinez ROS? Roto. Almost overslept and missed your writeup. Ozu-got be kidding me!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ma — Ha!

  104. Steve says:
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    Would you drop Samardzija for a speculative Tepera or Oh closer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      God yes, Tepera

  105. E says:
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    Would you take Alex Bregman for Patrick Corbin in a league where you need a SS and you have extra pitching?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  106. That guy peter says:
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    Would you trade Mitch Hanigar and Juan Soto for Jose Ramirez? Is it close? I’m such a sucker for rookies that I can’t be rational.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ram, not really

      • That guy Peter says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. Your brilliance is appreciated. Always love the posts and pods.

  107. Buffalo Soldier says:
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    10 team 6×6 OPS league. Turner or Moustakas (usually can only play one) for Herrera (KH went to DL)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Herrera went to the DL when?

      • Buffalo Soldier says:
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        @Grey: Sorry, I mean Khris Davis went to DL, so I have room for Herrera

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, Justin

  108. That guy Peter says:
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    Would you trade Mitch Hanigar and Juan Soto for Jose Ramirez? Is it even close? I’m such a sucker for rookies that I can’t be rational…

    • That guy Peter says:
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      @That guy Peter: Apologies for the double post

  109. nate says:
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    @Grey
    Would you trade Machado for Gleyber Torres and Alex Reyes in a 12 team keeper league? Which side would you like more? Good or bad deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado side

  110. Gotime says:
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    Anyone watch how Castillo looked today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Decent enough

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nothing earth shattering

      • Gotime says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! So we still playing match ups I take it. Not sure I like his next start @ ARI

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, kinda meh

  111. Favio Vasquez says:
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    Mark Reynolds just a streamer or is he worth rostering?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamer

  112. Scandalous Bob says:
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    Would you drop J. Soria for R. Tepera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  113. dustyfingers says:
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    Mancini, Teoscar or Braun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, Braun

  114. Game of Throws says:
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    Would you take Cody Bellinger for Paul Goldschmidt?

    Au shizz (said in a somber voice) :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah I would

      • Game of Throws says:
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        @Grey: Welp… I pulled the trigger. And listened to the Razzball podcast segment on Goldy from the other day to make myself feel better about it.

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice

  115. Arty says:
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    Could you see dealing Votto for G Cole?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  116. Worm Burner says:
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    Hey Grey,
    In your opinion, is Schoop/J. Flaherty/Tepera too much to pay for Votto as a luxury item?

    My swingers are stronger than my throwers, but I generally WAKAGNOF (WinsAndK’sAGNOF)

    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you can get Votto for them, it’s solid

  117. ThE sHiT says:
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    Meadows looks really good so far. He turned on that pitch by Amir so fast.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If only Hurdle saw it

  118. Filkarri says:
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    Ready to cut Godley. Waivers looking like Stripling, Ross, Eflin, or Heaney. Cahill out there too. Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cahill

  119. uncle ernie says:
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    Would you trade Rendon to get Donaldson straight up? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  120. Dubs23 says:
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    Godley, Mikolas, Treinan for Kimbrel and Archer. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  121. Josh says:
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    13 team keeper. 5×5 plus BB, OPS.

    Guys wants to trade me Posey straight up for a 4th round pick next year – which is really a 9th round after we all keep 8 guys.

    Am I stupid not to?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      • Josh says:
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        @Grey:

        Hahah. That doesn’t help! I’m gonna go for it and let you know how it works out. Who knows I might be dead by next year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good luck!

          • Josh says:
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            @Grey:

            Funny story. Commish is now cancelling the deal. Apparently it’s too lopsided in my favour…. was a mistake. Guy wanted Reyes too… must think I’m slow.

            Thanks grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, no problem

  122. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team 7×7 keeper league with extra hitting categories being OPS and total bases. Duvall or D. Peralta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

  123. Ty says:
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    10 team h2h May need an SP before the end of the week. Who could I drop with fewer regrets between M. Franco and Jank?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jank

  124. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Would you rather have Tyler Austin or Ryan Braun? I am thinking about dropping one of them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        ok im dropping Austin and activating Braun.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          ok

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            thanks as always

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              np

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                Grey,

                What are the Pirates doing with Jose Osuna? Would you send him back to the minors and pick up tony Kemp of Houston

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’d go with Tony Kemp

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    ok sending osuna down and signing kemp. thanks

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

  125. Ryan Horner says:
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    Grey, trade opinion in a H2H points league. Severino or Mikolas, Roark, Giles and Treinen?

  126. kilkennybrian says:
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    Give:
    Whit Merrifield
    Eddie Rosario

    Get:
    JA Happ
    Anthony Rendon
    Kelvin Herrera

    Need closers, and some pitching depth; also pretty deep at MI and OF, so it works from that sense. What say you, almighty Grey?

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  127. Dau Tranh says:
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    Drop Delino for Mac Williamson activation tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Apples/oranges, sounds fine

  128. Happyharry says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 team, H2H, 6X6 . Would you trade my Paxton and Carlos Santana for his Verlander and Cruz..
    Yes right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  129. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h OPS
    Who would you sit tomorrow?
    Desmond vs CIN (Romano)
    Ozuna @ PIT (Musgrove)
    Puig vs SD (Richard)
    McCutchen @ CHC (Hendricks)
    THernandez @ PHI (Eflin)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCutchen

  130. Worm Hole says:
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    Hi Grey. I could use another pitcher.
    Yelich straight up for Paxton?
    or
    yelich and carpenter for Paxton and Kingery?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Either work, prefer you trade someone lesser for a lesser SP

      • Worm Hole says:
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        @Grey: yelich is just so boring. I wish i would’ve been higher on Cain in the draft

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  131. Last One Out of Liberty City says:
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    Roto league 12 guys – would you spend your number one waiver spot on Buxton? Cutch is available the day after Buxton clears waivers.
    1) Bid on buxton?
    2) bid on cutch?
    3) try to get one of them and hope no one makes a claim

    Here’s my offense:
    c – ramos
    1b – hoskins
    2b – gennett
    3b – machado
    ss – bogaerts
    of – judge
    of – dickerson
    of – polanco
    util – devers
    util – matt adams
    bench – crawford
    dl – dee gordon and k. davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Bid on Buxton

  132. Chud says:
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    Expertise appreciated on 2 items:

    Over/under on Edwin En ending the season w 35 HR?

    Dynasty trade offer:

    I give Rizzo/Chris Taylor

    I get Yelich/Torres.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over — Yelich side

  133. DonnieB says:
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    Should I trade my Corbin,Hader and Matt Chapman for Marcell Ozuna,Gausman and Nate Jones? Thanks and great write up as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  134. Richard says:
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    11-team 5×5, non-keeper league. Would you make this trade?

    I trade Max Scherzer and get Goldschmidt and Keuchel, where the rest of my starters are Arrieta, Berrios, McCullers, Snell, Buehler and Alex Reyes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  135. UnfortunateRedFan says:
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    Matt Carpenter or Pedroia ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carp

  136. Nitro says:
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    Activating Sano. Drop Y Gurriel or J Lowrie?

    Start J. Guerra at home vs NY Mets tomorrow?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie — No on Guerra

  137. the tone ranger says:
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    hey grey – would you rank the SP going forward like this?

    quintana, tanaka, corbin, Castillo, bundy, roark?
    bundy CG 14K today. idk what to make of him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana, Corbin, Tanaka

  138. Dau Tranh says:
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    Dustin Fowler looking much better—replacing Delino? Mac W over Villa or Yonder?

  139. Dau Tranh says:
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    Nate Jones for Buxton? good?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  140. Scott says:
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    Pedroia off dl tomorrow. Do you like him or Tim Anderson more ros? Obp league. Anderson started hot, but hasn’t done much since and hasnt run lately. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  141. Alex says:
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    Maeda has been fun to own for two starts. SON likes his next one too. But I’m trying to upgrade pitching in a deep 8 team h2h.

    Should I hold Maeda? Or try to trade Maeda and Sano for Greinke or Quintana?

    I’ve stocked piled 1B/3B with Sano, Encarnacion, Hosmer, Rendon, Vlad jr

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Maeda

  142. CRAIG says:
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    Three year keeper window league, Hoskins (last round) and Torres (25 of 27) for Aluvte (1st -9th overall), which side wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoskins side

  143. Kevin says:
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    How much you bidding on Soto in 15 team league with $1000 budget? OF is my weakness right now..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $326

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What? You don’t like the Shirt? Think you’re selling him short… BTW, Ralph told me about this up and coming rapper named Macklemore…

      • nick the smooth dick says:
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        @Grey: Did you listen to more than that one meh song posted? I just heard that one, bleh. I mean, compared to this cat it’s not close

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I couldn’t get into more than two songs on Shirt…Zebra was all right… Sucking so much her jaw hurt… DAMN

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your red blood looks so good on green grass… Damn!

      • nick the smooth dick says:
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        @Grey: Take a hit of acid to the face like a misbehaved Arab woman! Dude is such a beast, some crazy deep stuff he has too. Just realized he’s a CT cat too, represent represent!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          This 2nd song is fire

      • nick the smooth dick says:
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        @Grey: Bring the can-in like it’s BYOB but I thirst hardly, I’ma burn Marley, over your body, puff, drop Ash-on-tee like Irv Gotti!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! Hella chunky like a teletubby!

          • nick the smooth dick says:
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            @Grey: Lemme fucky!! So good right?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              So good!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, yeah, Ralph shared that Tupac murder confession joint with me earlier this week…

              • nick the smooth dick says:
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                @Grey: Yeah that was me. No undeserved Ralph props!!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I figured!

  144. Buster Moon says:
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    Redraft trade.. which side you like:

    Soto and Deshizz for Springer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  145. Crazy J says:
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    Crystal Ball(s) time…

    Is Buehler pitching in September? My gut tells me there is some unwritten rule that rookies can’t grind out a season of 6-inning games. What expertise can you give? In a H2H league where only the last 3 weeks matter, do you see Buehler being a factor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, he’ll throw maybe 110 IP all year

  146. Favio Vasquez says:
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    I know the talent is off the charts but would you say that Acuna Jr and Starling Marte are a decent comp for ROS production give or take 5 HR and maybe 8+ steals? If not who do you think Acuna will comp too?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte = Acuna

  147. Nightpandas says:
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    Guzman Healy or Big Mac?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guzman

  148. Brett says:
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    Need to cut a pitcher . Who would you cut? QS league 12 team

    Taillon, Flaherty, Weaver.

    Also, Would you trade Tailon and Chris Taylor for Cody Allen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon…. Yeah, I’d take Allen

    • Brett says:
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      @Brett: 2 other trade ?

      Would you trade Weaver and Taylor for Allen?

      Would you trade Taylor and Weaver for Quintana?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Quintana one

  149. herschel says:
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    @Grey: this may be a Ralph question, but think Kopech gets the call any time soon? worth stashing in redraft leagues (12 teams)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t stash him

  150. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Dump Blake Parker to take a flier on Dustin Fowler? That bullpen scares me.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, sounds fine for steals

  151. kilkennybrian says:
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    Got offered Arenado for my Rizzo and Severino. What do you think? I have Shaw and Rendon at 3b already (CI and UTIL also a roster spot), But maybe the value is too hard to pass up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  152. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up!

    Have a log jam with Miguel sano coming back.. who do you drop?

    Deep 10 team , 5×5 roto league
    C: realmuto
    1B: smoak
    2B: altuve
    3B: freeman
    SS: Tim Anderson
    IF: Matt Chapman
    OF: springer, acuña, Chris Taylor, Travis jankowski
    UTIL: Healy, Jesus Aguilar, Ian Desmond
    BENCH: Tyler O’Neill
    DL: sano, khris Davis, starling marte

    Thanks !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      O’Neill

  153. Ben says:
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    Jose Martinez or Mikolas + Hader? Close? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hader, it’s fairish

      • Ben says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey

  154. Ben says:
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    As a follow up, Mikolas or Haniger? Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haniger, it’s fair

      • Ben says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

  155. herschel says:
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    Reyes struck out nine straight batters, needing just 36 pitches to do so tonight in Memphis. Giggity…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Let’s get it on!

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: gotta roll him out there next week in his first start, right? i think its @ mil…..

  156. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Who’s the drop among Ryan Braun, Matt Olson, or Matt Chapman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olson

  157. Gotime says:
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    I’m feeling anime Grey and holding Albies…but I keep getting offers in a H2H redraft.
    Would you take any of these or hold?
    My Albies / Bauer for Springer / Segura or Bellinger / Segura
    My SP left would be Carrasco Wood Pivetta Newcomb Folty Reyes RP Vizcaino Giles Knebel
    Seguar would replace Timmy Anderson, my 3 OF would be either Springer Just Dong Benintendi or Bellinger Just Dong Benintendi
    Thanks Grey

  158. aardvark says:
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    Jesus Aguilar, Ian Happ, Eduardo Escobar, Tyler o Neil, Jose Martinez, Byron buxton, Adam jones or odor? If you have to choose one

  159. kilkennybrian says:
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    In a keeper league, rather have Stanton or Altuve?

    Would you trade G Polanco for either Pivetta, Archer, Flaherty or Arrieta? Or would you rather have all of them?

  160. Alex says:
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    Who would you take, Encarnacion or Desmond? Looking to trade Encarnacion or Sano for a buy-low outfielder.

    • Alex says:
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      @Alex: I might also try Encarnacion for Ozuna

  161. Kyzr5 says:
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    Hey Grey,

    10-Team H2H

    Should I drop L. Castillo or J. Lowrie for G. Torres? Not necessary?

    C – W. Contreras
    1B – F. Freeman
    2B – J. Lowrie
    3B – N. Arenado
    SS – C. Correa
    OF – M. Betts
    OF – A. Benintendi
    OF – Jo Martinez
    U – J. Donaldson
    Bench: R. Acuna (DL)
    DL: W. Myers

    SP – B. Snell
    SP – L. Castillo
    SP – S. Newcomb
    SP – K. Hendricks
    SP – A. Wood
    Bench: A. Reyes; J. Flaherty; N. Pivetta
    RP/SP – W. Buehler
    RP – W. Davis
    Bench: J. Familia
    DL: J. Cueto

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie

      • Kyzr5 says:
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        @Grey: Done!

      • Kyzr5 says:
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        @Grey: Do you like L. Castillo for ROS? Other options available: T. Cahill, G. Richards, T. Skaggs, N. Tropeano. T. Williams, G. Marquez, C. Bettis, J. Gray, J. Lucchesi (DL), Hyun-Jin Ryu (DL)..?

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