*wavy lines indicating a dream sequence*  It’s the winter of 2019.  And I’m wearing pants.  Okay, that’s not realistic, but it’s a dream sequence, so I’m going to go with it!  Crap, I have to do my rankings.  Quick, rank Gregory Polanco in the top 40 outfielders overall, because you like how he hit more fly balls last year than previous years and think 23 homers is repeatable with maybe more.  Also, he’s got some 10-15 steal-speed!  But, since this is a very realistic dream other than the whole pants thing, someone, who you can’t remember now, told you Polanco won’t be back until June.  Better check the news reports, even though that’s rather boring for a dream sequence.  Yup, Polanco’s not due back until June.  Frantically, by any man’s measure but calmly by yours, move Polanco all the way down so you’ll never draft him.  Now fall into a kiddie pool so you wake to think you had a wet dream.  *wavy lines*  Whoa, that dream was crazy in its mundaneness!   So, here we are on April 23rd and Grey doesn’t freakin’ own Polanco because reports in March were saying he wouldn’t be back until a much later date.  *bites stress doll’s head off*  I’m good.  Thanks.  Yes, I would own Polanco in every league; he can be a top 40 outfielder.  Yesterday, he went 2-for-4, 2 runs, which was better than Jesus Aguilar’s entire season.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Joe Musgrove – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.59.  I watched most of this game (while recording the podcast — with a new mic!), and Musgrove looked much better than his line.  He’s not a 1.59 ERA pitcher, but I’m still buying because no one thinks he’s a 1.59 ERA pitcher.  Scratch that, in today’s game, no one is a 1.59 ERA pitcher.  We’re lucky if anyone’s a 4.50 ERA pitcher.

Christian Walker – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  *casually opens Razzball comments*  Walker or Hunter Dozier; Dozier or Walker; FINKLE OR EINHORN?!  Greybot 5000, malfunctioning, need lotion and Giancarlo stats.  Am…burning…Midnight…Oil…Crap, I burned my CD of Midnight Oil with Beds Are Burning on it.

Eduardo Escobar – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and his 2nd homer in three games, and, finally, he’s coming out of the miserable April funk he was in.  He’s about to school all of those people who dropped out of Escobar.Edu.

Mike Zunino – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .208.  Who’s Zunino’ing who?!

Yandy Diaz – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in three games, hitting .289.  Here’s how I go with Yandy:  He hit a home run?  Cool, I like him for three days.  He hasn’t hit a home run in three days?  Meh, I’m moving on.  I’m trying to get past my hesitation with him.  He is a musclebound freak, which I usually like, but he doesn’t hit a ton of fly balls or pull a ton of balls and…Ugh, he doesn’t excite as much as I think he should.

Yonny Chirinos – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.55.  I own Yonny in one league, but he’s more of a Streamonator type, though it does like his next matchup, so don’t be a Yonny Come Too Lately.

Alex Gordon – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .313.  I wonder if he went by Al, he would have to cut people off from saying, “Congrats on inventing the internet!”  Prolly not, which is also how I feel about picking him up, but that’s becoming untenable.

Hunter Dozier -2-for-2 and his 7th homer, hitting .324.  Dozier…OR…Walker???!!!  AH!!!!  Feed Greybot 5000 ESPN Nudie Magazine pics of Giancarlo!  He’s overloading!  He needs soothing!

Jorge Soler – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .227.  Marla Gibbs says, “Nuh-uh, chil’, that’s my address!”

Michael Wacha – Will miss one start with patellar tendinitis.  Ironically, Patellar was also the doctor’s name who diagnosed it.

Jack Flaherty – 6 IP, 4 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 5.25.  Flaherty might be the best SCTV name in MLB for pitchers, but for hitters I think Colin Moran is.

Paul Goldschmidt – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Au Shizz!

Dexter Fowler – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .313.  Oh, look, a flower in the shape of a dead hand.  Let’s smell it.  AHH!!!  It’s a Zombino!

Mike Moustakas – Still out with a fractured finger, but the Brewers say he could play, which is, of course, why he’s not playing.

Ryan Braun – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .205.  I know Braun hasn’t been great for average, but I had no idea he had so many homers.  People have been asking about dropping him and I assumed he’d been useless.  Some of youse should try owning Kris Bryant!  Anyway, to make Anime Grey, the sweatshop of animators needs at least five days of lead time, and, well, I’d want Braun over Kingery, obviously.  Blame the cartoon unions!

Travis Shaw – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  He’s coming out of it!  (Please let him be coming out of it.)

Hernan Perez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .256.  When it looked like he had a starting job early in the preseason, I was very high on Perez, but the signing of Moustakas hurt that.  Turnabout’s fair play, because now Moustakas is hurt.

Jason Castro – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  Okay, I thought Mitch Garver might be breaking out, but now I see the truth.  The Twins’ catchers are time travelers from 1998 with an advanced copy of Bud Selig’s pamphlet, “Just Say No To Congress.”

Jorge Polanco – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .392.  MLB Drug Tester rolls a sifter glass of Polanco’s urine around and sniffs, “Getting some notes of pineapple.”

Brad Peacock – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.29.  Not the greatest of starts, but I still like him.  I’d hold Peacock, which is also what some super weird videos on the Dark Web say.

Michael Brantley – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 4th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  If Brantley were to get to 14 homers by the end of May, I’d still project him for only 15 homers on the year.

Gio Gonzalez – Released by the Yankees, because they’re too loaded.  I guess.  I have no idea.  Maybe he was garbage in the minors *looks at his minor league numbers: 11.4 K/9, 3.31 xFIP* Welp, I don’t know.  Not like I would own him in fantasy, but the Yankees pitching is that stacked?

Brad Miller – Signed a minor league deal with the Yankees.  As he left Cleveland, he said of the Indians, “They don’t want to play the best guys.”  True, but he’s not the greatest messenger.  Now wait until the Yankees fans see Brad Miller, they might not think he’s the best.

J.A. Happ – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.96.  Glad Happ was using Dove soap and not just a washed-up 36-year-old.

Nathan Eovaldi – Will miss 4-6 weeks with a loose body removed from his elbow.  The Red Sox noticed the problem when they saw a chalk outline of a body around his elbow.

Jacob deGrom – Threw a successful bullpen session after having an MRI.  Wow, the Mets sprung the whole couple hundred bucks for an MRI!  Incredible!

Todd Frazier – 1-for-4 and his 1st steal in his 1st start.  Frazier should get the monkey-fighting out of fracking here with his bullship, and stop stealing freaking playing time from better effin’ hitters!  Sorry, I blew my top a little, but at least it was an airplane edit.

Steven Matz – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.03.  Sonavabench! Or rather, Steveabench!  Dubya tee eff, dude, this was the same team that mollywhopped you up with the quickness.

Jeff McNeil – 2-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .384.  He hit that home run for everyone who commented something like, “Can I drop McNeil?  I know he’s hitting near-.400, but he doesn’t have a home run and my leagues are 1×1 and I need to inject dem homers directly into my veins.”

Jake Arrieta – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.65.  Our father, who Arrieta in heaven, hallowed be thy name, may you bless this Latter-K Saint with goodness and Ks.  Amen.

Kyle Freeland – Hit the IL with a blister on his middle finger.  Classic truck driver injury.

Daniel Murphy – Could rejoin Rockies today.  Did Hampson or McMahon run away with the 2nd base job while Murphy was out?  Not to answer, but to ruminate.

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .281.  Wow, the original liner notes for The Star Spangled Banner.  This should be in the Smithsonian!  But before I send it in, I will haphazardly leave it by this open window–NOOOO!!! Torenado!!!

Brian Dozier – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .188.  Honestly, anyone in Coors is good.

Cedric Mullins – Sent to Triple-A.  He was great with the glove, but turned out to be a total LUZR with the bat.

Pedro Severino – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer, and 3rd homer in the last five games.  Whenever I hear Pedro Severino’s name, I think he’s a pitcher.  Whereas, you simply think, “Who is he?”

Jose Abreu – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .214.  “Listen, I know this sign says no dumping, but I think it’s fine if we drop Jose Abreu in this creek–Holy crap!  He moved!  I think…Abreu’s alive!”

James McCann – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Here’s a hint to up your fantasy game:  Stream every hitter vs. the Orioles.

Eloy Jimenez – Will miss the series with the O’s due to the death of grandmother.  Would be ironic if his grandmother’s name was “Orioles Pitching.”

Stephen Piscotty – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting ..258.  Is Piscotty better than any other 5th outfielder?  Grey doesn’t know! Grey doesn’t know!

Chris Bassitt – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, in his 1st start.  Must’ve been a Bark in the Park day in Oakland with a Bassitt mound day.  Going into last night, Bassitt was a career 3.86 ERA pitcher in 191 1/3 IP, which means he’s a #1 ace.  Try to beat a 3.86 ERA, any other pitcher in the majors!  He’s been in pro ball since 2011 and only has 191 1/3 innings in the majors, so there’s likely nothing here beyond 75 IP, but it might be a matchup-friendly 75 IP with a high-7 K/9 and low-3 BB/9.

Mike Minor – 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.21.  The Regression Fairies must’ve been distracted by this week’s episode of Killing Eve so they didn’t bother taking out their full wrath on Minor.

Jose LeclercRangers gave Leclerc a vote of confidence, which is what everyone says right before giving a closer a break for a month.  “Jose, we believe in you. Now let’s go for a long boat ride. Can you carry this heavy bag of concr..concentrated rosin?”

  1. mike stud says:
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    hey buddy which side do you like in a dynasty

    Baez or Tim Anderson/Gallo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  2. Member Berries says:
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    So, um, Hunter Dozier or Christian Walker!?

    Hunter Walker?

    I only own Walker, so that guy.

    Dozier was lifted from Monday’s game against the Rays due to back spasms, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports. (4/22/2019)
    Injury: Back, Day-To-Day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I saw on the back spasms, hopefully he’s ok

    • Bill says:
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      I was offered my Glasnow for his Kluber, no brainer that I jump on this immediately? 10 team -H2H

  3. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Start Maeta at CHC tonight?
    Start Pineda at HOU tonight?

    I’m thinking no way on Pineda, and leaning same for Maeta.

    Thanks!

    • JakeTPE says:
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      I’m starting Maeda.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’m passing on both in anything less than a 16 teamer, even then I don’t feel great about it.

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        It’s a 16 team h2h dynasty league keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  4. Crazy J says:
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    Thanks, had me laughing a lot. Go replace your Midnight Oil CD, FFS… what a band.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks

  5. Al KOHOLIC says:
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    Damn. Hopefully the bull Dozier isn’t hurt too bad I’ve been riding him and Frazier pretty heavy in a few leagues

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, me too!

  6. JakeTPE says:
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    Grey and Razzball brethren,

    Fab write-up Grey! Drafted Brocktune using your ranks. Activated him for tomorrow. He’s not sliding headfirst anymore though. Can one still steal bases going feet first? Hoping for the best.

    In my roto league (defending champ but in tenth this season UGH!) I’m seriously hurting for HR, RBI. How much more leash are we giving Mazara? Would you drop for Moreland or Jones, both of whom are about as yawnstipating, or hold for a bit longer? Summer in Arlington and all. But I’m getting impatient. Oh and Nick Castellanos can jump in a lake too. Not Oh the pitcher… Oh, and Nick… That’s what I meant.

    Thanks for any and all feedback from Razzball nation especially Mazara owners.

    Jake

    • JakeTPE says:
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      Sorry my email was one character off. Pls see below. Or delete. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ok, will see below

  7. JakeTPE says:
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    Grey and Razzball brethren,

    Fab write-up Grey! Drafted Brocktune using your ranks. Activated him for tomorrow. He’s not sliding headfirst anymore though. Can one still steal bases going feet first? Hoping for the best.

    In my roto league (defending champ but in tenth this season UGH!) I’m seriously hurting for HR, RBI. How much more leash are we giving Mazara? Would you drop for Moreland or Jones, both of whom are about as yawnstipating, or hold for a bit longer? Summer in Arlington and all. But I’m getting impatient. Oh and Nick Castellanos can jump in a lake too. Not Oh the pitcher… Oh, and Nick… That’s what I meant.

    Thanks for any and all feedback from Razzball nation especially Mazara owners.

    Jake

    • Don Ready says:
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      ^ seriously, I know it’s not even May, but Mazara is killing me every time I see a FA snatched up because I’m holding out hope… Please… everyone tell me it’s ok to drop him.

      Side note: Odor – think that was a Disgraceful List maneuver and less Injured List? Is he another one we should really be thinking about alternatives?

      • JakeTPE says:
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        He’s gone for the right FA for me. Not sure if Jones and Moreland are them though. Who you got?

        • Don Ready says:
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          Bats I’m actually pretty good: Alfaro, Bellinger, Walker, Villar, Chapman, Story, Seager, Bryant, Benintendi, Betts, McCutchen, Pederson, C. Frazier, Mazara, Odor – pitching is trash: Bumgarner, Gonzales, Godley, Mikolas, Paddack, German, Toussaint, T. Richards, Velasquez, Lester, W. Davis, Jansen, Giles, Kimbrel…

          10 team: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, MI, IF, LF, CF, RF, OF, Util, SP, SP, SP, P, P, P, RP, RP, RP – 6 bench

          Pickings are slim on FA – Teheran, Nelson, M. Kelly, Junis, Roark, Leake, Odorizzi, Holland, blah, blah, blech…

          It’s a keeper, so was thinking if I’m not going to get value in trade, do I just swap up a C Burnes, M. Keller, Mize…

          • JakeTPE says:
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            Hard to drop him for those types IMO… That offense looks sick!

      • Donkey Teeth

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        It’s OK to drop Mazara in 10-12 teamers.

        Odor may be back this weekend. I’d wait and see how he looks for a week or so after he returns.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d be fine swapping Mazara out for Moreland

      • JakeTPE says:
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        Thanks DT!

        I know I said RBI and HR. Still Moreland > Mazara if it’s OBP instead of average. TIA.

        • Donkey Teeth

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          Yea I’d go Moreland for now

          • JakeTPE says:
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            Nice. Thanks again.

      • JakeTPE says:
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        12 teams BTW.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brocktune! Nice! People used to slide feet first, why not start it up again?

      I’m out on Mazara in shallower leagues

      • JakeTPE says:
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        Beats eating dirt surely! Thanks Grey. Have a good one!

    • LenFuego says:
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      I have owned Mazara the past three years, and was going to be out on him for this year, but then I saw that the Rangers had finally gotten rid of Anthony Iapuce, their hitting coach, who for some reason teaches hitters to start with a wide open batting stance and then as the pitcher goes to deliver a pitch, lift their leg way into the air, and then “close the gate”, such that their body (and consequently their head and eyes) is moving not only up and down (from the high leg kick) but also left and right (from the close the gate action). A human being cannot effectively see and judge an object coming at them with all that stuff in motion.

      Ahhh, I thought, with Iapuke gone, maybe the new hitting coach can get Mazara (and Odor for that matter, who has a very similar stance, leg kick, and gate closing swing) to quiet the body and therefore the head and eyes. Nope. Watching Mazara last night, his pre-swing is as jerky and motiony as ever. You can dump him.

      • John Lettiere says:
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        Good comment, nice analysis

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    Yo Grey –

    Great writeup per usual! I am currently crushing my 12-team 6×6 (OBP, Holds with limited moves and 1250 IP limit) league due mainly to some hot bat starts and good pitching in the early going, but going into the season felt like my pitching was strong and bats kind of weak. After picking up Kluber in a trade for a waiver wire Musgrove and also adding a waiver wire Mikolas, still feel that way.

    Would you try to upgrade one of my bats for a pitcher or should I let it ride? If upgrade, what pitcher(s) are you dealing and what position are you upgrading:

    C – W. Castillo
    1B – C. Bellinger
    2B – A. Mondesi
    3B – M. Moustakas
    SS – P. DeJong
    OF – A. Benintendi
    OF – C. Yelich
    OF – M. Haniger
    Util – C. Walker
    Util – J. Profar
    Bench – W. Astudillo
    DL – M. Andujar
    DL – M. Olson
    DL – S. Ohanti

    SP – B. Snell
    SP – C. Kluber
    SP – S. Bieber
    SP – T. Glasnow
    SP – G. Marquez
    SP – M. Mikolas
    RP – J. Hader
    RP – C. Allen
    RP – A. Swarzak
    P – L. Trivino
    P – R. Pressly
    Bench – J. Jeffress
    Bench – S. Dominguez
    DL – D. Betances

    • TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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      Musgrove and mikolas were on the wire at some point? That’s a weak 12 teamer then. Sounds like there’s some good arms on the wire then so stream until you get the next guy who hits and drop wellington castillo and keep astudillo as your catcher. Not sure why you’d have 2 catchers in a one catcher league. Soroka is probably available in your league then, grab him and go from there.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Offense looks fine, I’d let it ride. I do agree you don’t need the two catchers…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I guess, I meant agree with others on 2 catchers… Your offense looks fine (other than 2 catchers) — I agree with DT

  9. Mike says:
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    I own both Dozier and Walker soooo, no breaking the greybot 5000 for this guy.

    Anyway, I think I can get yelich for my Soto and Nola. That would leave me with berrios as my best pitcher. This is a yes, correct?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      It’s fair, I lean toward yes but Berrios isn’t a great ace. What does the rest of your staff look like? How many teams in the league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  10. kwoox says:
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    In Grey we TRUST……Razzball paid member here too lol.

    Thoughts on dropping/cutting ties with

    Franmil Reyes
    Jose Pereza (i cant but god he sucks)
    Descalso

    Lastly, who are your main buy low targets right now.

    GREY IS THE MANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

    • Donkey Teeth

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      How many teams in the league and who would you pick up? Descalso can be cut most everywhere and I’m holding Peraza most everywhere too.

      Kluber, Soto and Eloy are guys I’d be looking at buying right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Descalso? Is this a 20 team league? Agree with DT

  11. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!

    So beautiful, a masterpiece that needs to be rubbed with a copper cloth so that diamond underneath can show up!!

    a. Seriously laughed all the way through.

    b. In a 5×5 RCL where I need everything, would you rather have…

    1. Escobar.Edu
    2. Dexter Fowler

    I re-signed Escobar for the 3rd time (ALREADY) this year. My thinking is if Walker doesn’t play for Zona then Escobar plays for sure. When they play together, jackpot! Right? Grey?

    c. This story will crack you up and all our gentle readers. So on that island paradise with no Internet, my wife’s best friend (my wife calls her ‘my girlfriend’ which in my year 53 season says hey whatever turns your crank) found some Internet network where the password is (and I sh*t you not) ‘12345678’. The guy’s apartment is like 400 feet away, not sure how it’s possible. Other thing on the owner of the Internet network… He’s a little slow like mentally challenged which is why his password is what it is. So, am I being a bad person by using the Internet network of a mentally challenged person? It’s for a good cause!! Grey, are you still following?

    d. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for April 23

    Once they get their hooks into you, you’re a dead pigeon.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • JakeTPE says:
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      Ante sir!

      I wouldn’t feel *too* bad about using a neighbor’s WiFi. Maybe a little since he is kind of disabled, but technically you are not hurting him? Tough one! Glad we can read your comments if that’s not being selfish.

      Jake

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Jake!

        Thanks man. It’s not like I’m doing anything and to boot the signal is pretty weak so I have to go into 1 corner of the living room. But I’d do it all again to stay alive. Monday and Sunday I left the house (not knowing that this network existed) to go to some cafe to find only weak and bad Internet. Then we got some bad weather forecast for today and as Benjamin Franklin said… ‘Necessity is the mother of all inventions.’

        Cheers,
        Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! 1. Edu C. Ha, I’d have no problem using his internet D. Nice!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Grey!

        The laptop can’t connect to the 123 network, don’t know why. But my mobile phone does! And then I assumed I couldn’t find my teams or whatever but it was as easy as 123 and I can check everything from the comfort of this one corner closest to the 123 network and Bob’s your uncle.

        Thanks for the Edu vote. I already have like 8 Of vying for the 5 OF spots plus the 1 U, so some diversity / flexibility would be good.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, No problem

    • William Hung says:
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      how did you find out the password, most wifi passwords require 10+ characters? My default brute strength PWs are variations of “password”, 0-9, and the name and/or address of the place

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Will!

        NO f’ing clue. Our passwords are 8 as a standard. Not sure why.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d also accept, you try 1 thru 8 for every password

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        This is a good question, how many PWs did you try first?

        • Ante Galic says:
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          Grey!!

          I didn’t it was my wife’s girlfriend.

          Cheers,
          Ante

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Mmm-hmm

            • Baby Seal says:
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              Wish my wife had a “girlfriend” who change my WiFi pw….

              – Baby Seal

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha

  12. James Hovey says:
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    Great write up! Would you prefer walker or Polanco in a 10 team roto?

    The Brian Dozier blurb depresses me – had this series marked after drafting turner and rendon…

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Walker for me

    • Jc says:
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      Drop Nomar Mazara, Christian Walker or Cody Tucker and re -pick up Eduardo Escobar? Or hold ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  13. Billy Loverocket says:
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    Is it time 2 cut bait on Profar? He doesn’t really have a track record. Just a bit of a breakout last year really.

    Someone in my league cut Lucchessi. I was thinking of dropping Profar for him. It’s a deep 10 team league. Really big rosters.

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge! Love this site!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! You can cut Profar in a 10 teamer

  14. Dave D says:
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    Dozier or Dozier? Polanco or Polanco? Gordon or Gordon? Beckham or Beckham? How could you ever get confused by a question here, Grey?

    The one big take away from yesterday for me is JA (I’m not Ian) Happ look solid. All he really needed was to face the Angels putrid offense. I feel better as a result. You’re right too, Yonny needs an opener every game. That will get me more W’s.

    • Grey

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      Haha, it does seem like more same names this year than other years — Angels’ offense does cure all that ails a starter

  15. Meatballs says:
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    Looks like Lasagna is making a spot start today (@LAA). Would you start him or no?

    • Grey

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      In some leagues, but I’m not running out to grab him

  16. The Scrant Dog

    The Scrant Dog says:
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    I wish you understood how excited I am for this new mic…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope it sounds better (I’m being modest, it sounds amazing!)

  17. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    At this point, are we dropping Hampson in 12 team weekly leagues (even keepers) for the likes of Cole Tucker and Eduardo Escobar…even Josh Reddick?

    I still like Hampson, but Garrett had literally the best case scenario this year (Murphy + McMahon injured) and still didn’t do much and is already not playing everyday again pre-Murphy return…

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yea I’m pretty concerned about the Hampson playing time. I’d try my best to hold in a keeper, but Cole Tucker and Escobar are fine options. I wouldn’t drop him for Reddick though.

    • bigbear says:
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      Sadly, he’s droppable. I had high hopes too. He was bumped out of the #2 spot when McMahon returned. Murphy will only bump him further down.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m losing Hampson for Tucker

  18. Jack says:
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    To be fair, the MRI probably costed a couple grand.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know, I thought about that longer than I care to admit (5 hours)… You figure the Mets have some kind of deal with a clinic, and they have doctors on staff… Maybe it did cost a few grand, but after insurance… I don’t know… This has me puzzled

  19. Chris Boswallian says:
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    If you had enough space on your bench, would you rather stash Scooter Gennett or have Kike Hernandez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kike

  20. Jj says:
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    Someone suggested to Francesa yesterday, that it took so long for DeGrom to get his mri because the Mets didn’t want to pay for it
    Mike was not happy at all with the caller

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s exactly the reason

      • starz31 says:
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        lol That’s not the reason.

  21. Sid Bream Cream Dreams says:
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    How would you rank g polonco, j turner, choo, and ohtani for ros util in 10×6 h2h super shallow bench. This is all assuming eloys still untouchable for potential upside…what do you think? Stanks!

    C jt
    1b alonso
    2b muncy
    3b aranedo
    Ss dejong
    Of betts
    Of hoskins
    Of ozuna
    Util mccutchen
    Bench j turner
    Bench eloy
    Bench trea turner

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Ohtani, Turner, Polanco for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ohtani, Polanco

      • Same says:
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        So yall both agree to go ahead and grab ohtani for j turner? I stare at ohtanis name like 6 times a day but haven’t been able to do it. Stanks yall!

        • Dave D says:
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          Ohtani will absolutely rake when he plays

  22. Martin says:
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    Should I trade Smoak for G. Polanco? 6×6 w/OPS 16 team league. I need the steaks too.

    • Cram It says:
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      Sure

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

    • Stumanji! says:
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      Mmm, steaks.

  23. Jays for Days says:
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    D. Smith, A. Garcia, B.Buxton, E. Escobar, T.Beckham.

    Can own 3 of them, which do you suggest?

    My team is already Alfaro, P.Alonso, A.Cabrera, Arenado, Story, Harper, A.Jones, Acuna, Dejong, Walker, Schoop.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Buxton, Escobar, Beckham for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eduardo, Beckham, Smith

  24. SallyCips says:
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    The lede was about the wrong Polanco IMO. ;)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  25. bigbear says:
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    Is this the order: Hunter Dozier, McNeil, or McMahon?

    Some decent streamer options in one of my leagues this week:
    VV @ Mets
    Soroka @ Cin
    E-Rod vs Det
    Smyly @ Oak (since DT mentioned him the other day)

    Leaning toward VV or E-Rod. I’d be dropping Woodruff.

    • Cram It says:
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      Mets are a top offense at home. I’d go E-Rod.

      • bigbear says:
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        Thanks, interesting. I didn’t realize that about the Mets.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      That order looks good to me, might have McMahon over McNeil but its close.

      I’d go with ERod.

      Smyly is more of a stash for me. I want to see him put at least one good outing together.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  26. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Harper should not have come out of the dugout but no way should an umpire be ejecting a player for make comments from the dugout on a nose high pitch called a strike.

    That ump should be paying attention to strike zone rather than listening to the dugout. He sucked all night.

    • Cram It says:
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      Why shouldn’t he eject him? You can’t say whatever you want to the umpire, then say “olly olly oxen free! I’m in the dugout!”

      He had a high strike zone, but he was consistent. It worked both ways. LGM!

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        It was BS that ump just wanted finish the game quick due to the rain delay. Guess he wanted to get home and watch Murder She Wrote

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        Knights rabbit ears should be forever haunted by Kate Smith singing minstrel songs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can you imagine Lebron of Brady ejected? It’s so crazy baseball umps just eject their top players

      • LenFuego says:
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        Can we just get electronically called ball and strikes already, which will fix something like 13,000 calls every year that MLB *KNOWS* are wrong, and this whole players and umpires barking at each other about strike zones that results in so many ejections will just instantly freaking go away. Enough already, we have the technology and it’s time. FFS.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seriously!

        • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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          The baseball strike zone is probably the best candidate for automation.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Agreed

      • snarky anklebiter says:
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        Who? Never heard of these people.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          My printed copy of SI says they are players of other athletic competitions

  27. Joe Shmoe says:
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    “Deatherage has been sidelined with an abdominal/hip flexor strain but is doing well in his recovery. ”
    Who knew that he was mortal???
    Strike him out at your own peril???

    A little bit of everything for everyone in the Dick Lovelady and Brock Deathrage matchup… An El Rey / Spice channel TV special event…

    Sorry…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Nice

  28. Chris Balswimer says:
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    If you had enough bench space, would you rather stash Scooter Gennett or have Kike Hernandez? H2H Categories including OBP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kike

  29. Brett says:
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    Would you drop any for Cole Tucker?

    Winker, Franmil Reyes, Lowe

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Franmil if you need steals

      • 183414 says:
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        I live in San Diego (Encinitas), and go to about 12 games a year, and watch them when i can. I absolutely see no reason why the Pads continue to phuck with Renfroe because of their infatuation w/ Reyes. Went to the game against Cinn. last week. Franmil looked awful at the plate and looks like the o.f. is not his favorite venue. But if the Pads are so enamored with him, do Renfroe a favor, and package him, Mejia, and any prospect not named Quantril or Gore, and get Bauer. Bauer wants out of Cleveland and will be leaving as soon as possible anyway.

    • Brett says:
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      Leonys Martin is also available..

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Tucker over Leonys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Winker and grab Tucker

  30. kilkennybrian says:
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    How deep a league are we starting Corbin today? I have him in a 10 and 12 team; hard to bench him the way he’s pitching, but Coors Life can be cruel to pitchers

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d bench him in those if there’s an innings limit, start him if there isn’t. Definitely risky…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him everywhere

      • Clobber Clan says:
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        You have to start him every where. He’s your ACE! We drafted him as such

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think so

  31. sopadopa667 says:
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    Heya. With Gregory Polanco and Wendle back i need to drop someone. Options: Delino, JD Davis, Matz, Nick Margevicious…..thanks in advance ,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Delino

  32. Matt says:
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    What is a good xFIP, anything under 4.00 or 3.50? What do you look for?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      3.50 is good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

    • LenFuego says:
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      Just think ERA. xFIP is more or less an ERA predictor.

  33. Wonderk1nd says:
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    Trade my Domingo for his Flaherty?

    14 team mixed and I could use the pitching. I have conforto, Hoskins, dahl and Eloy for my other OF

    • Cram It says:
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      Sure

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Flaherty

      • Nitro says:
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        I made that trade 2 weeks ago. So far Flaherty has been meh. But I think it should work out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  34. Nightpandas says:
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    SCTV reference eh?…you continue to impress!

    Go Leafs!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go Leafs!

  35. William Hung says:
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    Good thing I just got Dahl back, so I don’t have to ask “[insert player name] or Polanco” – now let me go into a forest and knock on wood so I don’t jinx Dahl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • William Hung says:
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        Thought both Peacock and Minor would be good 2x starters this week. Not sure if I should stick with Minor @ SEA for Matz v MIL?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Matz at home is fine

  36. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Matz or Happ going forward?

    Have a great day, folks.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Matz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  37. Old School Brother says:
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    Start Corbin in Coors tonight?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Depends on league depth and/or innings limit for me. Benching him would be the safe play.

      • Old School Brother says:
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        No innings limit, 200 starts on the year, Im sitting around 30 starts so far. Could really go either way, I kind of feel like rolling the dice though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him

  38. JC says:
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    If this question shows up twice I apologize. I thought I posted it and then it disappeared. If I pick up Eduardo Escobar off of the FA list I need to drop
    Walker, Mazara or Cody Tucker.
    Which one to drop or hold?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d let Mazara go

      • JC says:
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        Done. Thanks

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          No problem

  39. Drew says:
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    Should I move Tatis for Bauer in a 16-team OPS keeper?
    lineup is as follows:
    C-Jansen
    1B-Abreu
    2B-Muncy
    3B-JRam
    SS-Mondesi
    LF-Yelich
    Cf-Laureano (with marte on IL)
    RF- JD Martinez
    UTL-Tatis
    Bench-Tauchman

    16-team. H2H.
    Cats: R, HR, RBI, SB, OPS//W, ERA, WHIP, K, NSVH

    I recently moved Conforto to get Verlander, so I hesitate moving another young stud for a top flight SP.

    I’ve got Verlander, Sale, Flaherty, Wheeler, and Peacock as SPs now. Just called up Tatis from my MiLB as a UTL bat.

    • Drew says:
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      Asked DT last night and his vote was to trade Tatis. Curious what you say.

      Thanks!!

    • bigbear says:
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      How many and how long can you keep? I’d be hesitant to trade Tatis in a 16-team keeper. He looks like a difference maker.

      • Drew says:
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        Keep as long as team can afford. Tatis is $1 this year. Salary doubles each year until it caps at $32.

        Bauer’s salary is fixed at $4.

        • Drew says:
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          Each team keeps its starting lineup. Salaries are rarely an issue cause inflation only applies to those picked up on waivers and MiLB call ups.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bauer, could bite you in ass

      • Drew says:
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        You think I’ve got enough offense for a 16-teamer w/o Tatis? I’m worried bout JRam (know you’re not big on him).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why are you trading away a top 20 dynasty hitter, who could be that way for the next 15 years

          • Drew says:
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            Seemed like I needed some pitching help, but maybe not.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah

    • LenFuego says:
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      If you think adding Bauer is the move that wins you the league this year, then sure. Otherwise, I would be real reluctant to move what could be a Hall of Fame level bat for the next decade and a half.

      • Drew says:
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        Noted. Thanks!

  40. JC says:
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    I have Shawn Kelley & Lec?erc for saves.

    Can’t carry both.
    Who do I drop?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold Leclerc

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  41. JAscher says:
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    In GREY we trust…

    Love the articles, first thing I read in the morning.

    Have two trades looking to make..
    I get Kluber for Mikolas, Hosmer, Yandy and/or Dwight Smith

    Or

    I get Nola for Hosmer, Yandy and/or Dwight Smith…

    Which do you prefer and why? Looking to bulk up some pitching

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      They both great deals for you if you can get either done, but I prefer the Nola one…you aren’t giving up at all much there.

    • bigbear says:
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      Agree with DT. Either is great. Prefer Nola because NL and I like the Phils offense for higher win probability.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I prefer to get Kluber, but either deal is good

  42. RustyC says:
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    @Grey First you reference the fact that you’re DOWN with 311 and then you go and pull a 80’s sitcom out of your hat with a 227 reference. I have to say I appreciate your range.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks

  43. Bill Buttlicker says:
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    Invested in Leclerc hoping for a $12 salad, and now I’m just hoping he can end the season employed or a Donkeycorn. Oh well, at least I doubled down on a poor strategy and took two top closers! It’s OK—Osuna hasn’t burned me before…

    Anyway, I know you’re confident in Kluber rounding into form, but how aggressively would you buy in? Which side would you land on for a trade swapping him for Corbin and McNeil?

    Thanks as always, Grey. Have a good one!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Kluber side for me

      • Bill Buttlicker says:
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        Appreciate it, DT!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, Buttlicker, me too… Kluber, I’m aggressively buying, but Patrick Corbin for him? That doesn’t make sense to me

      • Bill Buttlicker says:
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        Thanks, Grey. So I take it you consider them fairly level in terms of ROS upside? You wouldn’t necessarily even make that swap one for one?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re selling apples for apples

          • Bill Buttlicker says:
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            Fair enough. Thanks again!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  44. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Lucchesi, Fried and Caleb Smith – holds or streamers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In a 20 team league, I’m holding

  45. Curtis Jones says:
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    Musgrove got screwed. Came out for the 7th, gave up 2 singles I think, then was pulled for a reliever without getting an out. Relievers proceed to give up his inherited runners, including on some swinging bunt where the C didn’t step on the plate to get the force at home, and then blow his W to boot. Long live Musgrove!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He did get screwed, I was watching

      • 183414 says:
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        Musgrove got royally screwed by a dick named Crick.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

          • krazyivan says:
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            Musgrove is going to continue pitching for the Pirates so being screwed will be pretty normal.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              This is true

  46. Chris Herman says:
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    Scooter Gennett or Kike Hernandez (assuming you can stash Gennett)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kike

  47. Chris Herman says:
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    Kike Hernandez or Scooter Gennett (if room to stash)

  48. stayinhot says:
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    Hey Grey Happy Tuesday and of course to you too DT and the rest of razzworld.

    So before I get to my baseball question, I see you ‘mericans get Killing Eve a full 6 months before we in England, even though its made in England, mother truckers. Good old BBC. Speaking of the BBC, I have just finished listening to the Hurricane Tapes podcast, incredible stuff.

    So, baseball, its still early, but seriously Kris Bryant, is he swinging lead? I have just added Harrison Bader in my 14 team OPS league, is Buxton a candidate for the can or should I hold?

    Also I own Peraza, should I drop him? (JOKES JOKES JOKES)

    have a great day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh yeah? I’l have to download it, never heard of it… Thanks for recommendation! Always open for pod recommendations

      I’m not messing with Buxton, but DT seems to like him

  49. The Other JC says:
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    Thanks for your advice to trade Wheeler for Myers. I added Yuli for his Justin Turner to buy low on my Dodger. So my new team is below. Need to drop one to add Parker for saves (saves and holds league). Agree? If so, who gets dropped.

    Ramos
    C Santana, Turner, Myers
    Albies, McNeill, Segura (Trea on IL-I miss him)
    Acuña, Hoskins, Inciarte, Polanco, A Jones
    Util: One of Soler, Braun, Aguilar (wtf is up with him? Platoon?)
    Carrasco, Strasburg, Berrios, Castillo, Bieber
    Strop, Braiser, Ottavino

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t have anyone to drop right now

      • Jc says:
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        Ok, thanks! I even forgot to add Your boy Cole Tucker to my team list. He is Helping me through the Segura/Trea IL issue. I also drafted Odor but had to cut him. Interestingly enough, he is still on the wire.

        Tucker or Odor?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tucker

  50. Mmmm meatballs says:
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    Looks like Lasagna is making a spot start (@ LAA) today. Would you start him, or nah?

    • Mmmm meatballs says:
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      I just realized this posted twice, and that my post from earlier that I thought didn’t go through did in fact post. I’ll just go drop all my top draft picks now. Sorry

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha, No problem

  51. Mmmm meatballs says:
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    Looks like Lasagna is making a spot start (@ LAA) today. Would you start him, or nah?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not running out to add him

      • 183414 says:
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        Boone changed his mind because his pitchers were taxed yesterday. German with a 2 step. And I took him out of 1 of my lineups because of the news yesterday that Loaisiga would be making a spot start. Kept him in on another team.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  52. Blue Devil says:
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    Which streamer are you starting today?

    L. Weaver @ PIT
    Lopez @ CLE
    S. Gray vs. ATL
    T. Williams vs. ARI
    Montas vs. TEX

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Williams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Or maybe Montas, I’d look at SON tbh

  53. Synyster says:
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    Hey Gray! I apologize for the large-ish post, but we have a big league for only 8 managers due to 3 util spots. Crazy. This trade was offered to me in my 8 manager h2h redraft league 6×6 w/ R,HR,RBI, SB, ABG, OBP, and W,K, SV, ERA, WHIP, QS.

    His Verlander, for my Hoskins. Hold, Counter-offer with something? Thoughts? If I get rid of Hoskins I am left with only Vogel for 1B, who has had some short term success.

    My team (appropriately named Rhys Lightning):

    C. Alfaro
    1. Hoskins
    2. Mondesi
    3. Rendon
    SS. Machado
    OF. Yelich
    OF. Dahl
    OF. Conforto
    Util. Tatis
    Util. Pederson
    Util. Gallo
    BN. Vogelbach
    BN. Domingo Santana
    BN. Stanton (IL)
    IL.. Meadows

    SP: Corbin,
    SP: Marquez,
    RP. Alvarado,
    RP. Hicks
    P. German
    P. Montas
    P. Lucchesi
    BN. Lyles,
    BN. Eickhoff
    BN. Ed-Rod
    BN. Bassitt
    BN. Brett Anderson
    DL. Clevinger.

    His Team (He went heavy on top SP):

    C. Ramos
    1. Walker
    2. McMahon
    3. Bregman
    SS. Swanson
    OF. Rosario
    OF. Brantley
    OF. Buxton
    Util. Franco
    Util. Yandy
    Util. McNeil
    BN. Pollock
    IL. Treat Urner

    SP. Strasburg
    SP. Fried
    RP. Osuna
    RP. Giles
    P. Gerrit Cole
    P. Greinke
    P. Verlander
    P. Bauer
    P. Soroka
    P. Doolittle
    P. Cody Allen
    P. Will Smith
    BN. Wacha
    BN. Snell
    IL. Severino

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold — Maybe Gallo/Pederson for him?

      • synyster says:
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        Thanks Gray!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Synyster says:
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            Yea he quickly rejected a counter of Gallo for Verlander. Oh well I would of liked another ace with Clevinger down but I think I can continue to squeak by with my pitching corps. Thoughts?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t think you need another ace

  54. teeslicee says:
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    are we dropping nomar mazara in a 12tm?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  55. Blue Devil says:
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    Would you drop Justin Turner? Diaz, Dozier and Vogelbach are available to pick up.
    ESPN 5X5 10 team league.

    • knucks says:
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      Edwin? Yandy? Aledmys? Brian? Hunter?

    • knucks says:
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      Jumbo!?!

  56. Nightpandas says:
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    Dropping Tim Beckham for Dwight Jr?

    Obp and slg league

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  57. primetime says:
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    Grey, Rank

    Y Puig
    G Polonco
    Upton J

    Also, is it worth it to hold onto A Heaney at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Heaney

      Puig, Polanco

  58. Bucktail30 says:
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    Dynasty keep forever OBP league…

    Trade my Rizzo or Bryant for Degrom?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant for him is fine

  59. Twins Peaker says:
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    I feel like Costanza. Every decision I’ve made for 2 weeks has backfired.

    A) Recently, I traded R. Iglesias for Hunter Dozier and Luis Urias in a keeper points league……just in time for Urias to get sent down and Dozier to have back spasms.

    I don’t regret it though. I think Urias will be a solid avg producer and Dozier (at least) this year will produce and hit. I also don’t trust Iglesias.

    Given my recent track record, look for Iglesias to win the Cy Young and record 75 perfect inning saves.

    B) Just declined $60 G. Cole, $55 Thor, $45 Carpenter and $23 Mazara for $1 Vlad and $1 Tatis. Same league. Didn’t want one year for a possible win when I wouldn’t be able to keep the four players due to cost. Look for Vlad and Tatis to struggle, while Cole and Thor strike out a combined 500 batters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Haha, ouch B. Damn, jinxed them

  60. tjw4404 says:
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    Alonso and Rizzo for Goldy. Which side and is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo/Alonso

  61. Dancin Homer says:
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    12-team 6×6 (OPS & QS), H2H, redraft league.

    Drop Y. Chirinos to stream Margevicius today?

    Also, most “expendable” bench/ UTL bats on my team are : C. Tucker & Chavis. I assume I should Hold both of these guys over Chirinos, right?

    Thanks, as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Yonny’s a streamer

      • 183414 says:
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        Not in the NFBC.

  62. big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty 6×6 Qs/OBP

    My marcell ozuna/loaisiga for kluber

    Need pitching badly am i giving up too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I doubt I’d do it in a 10 teamer

  63. plastered says:
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    Good morning ?. Rest of season trade question please and comments welcome. My Blackmon and Domingo German for his Soto and Wheeler. Thanks

    • big league choo says:
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      Soto, not even close man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Choo

  64. quickie says:
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    Grabbed Kingery to replace Odor. Now need a Kingery replacement. May also bench Peraza. Can you give top two from: Yonder, Desmond, Soler, Verdugo, Reddick, Fletcher?

    Gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler, Desmond

  65. Joe R. says:
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    Streamonator is very high on Jakob Junis @TB tomorrow ($17.3!)… Do you trust that matchup? Other options that are FA in my league would be Jefry Rodriguez, Felix Pena, Drew Pom, John Means, Velasquez in that order via Streamonator… Who are you going with?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Junis sounds fine

    • Shazam says:
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      Always trust in SON unless its telling you Carrasco is 35.1…he will proceed to not make it out of the 1st inning.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  66. The IT Guy says:
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    Anyone want to grant me some advice? :)

    In a dynasty league where you can own a certain number of players forever, do i drop Scott Kingery (one of my keepers) for cole tucker?

    I don’t have any available IR spots to put kingery at and I also have Trea Turner on IR. Currently 4th in steals . Only 3 steals off the leader.

    Just hate having an active spot not being utilized……….TIA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, grab Tucker

  67. juan says:
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    is vince velazquez worth a pick up? i have players to drop and hes actually been pretty good the last 3 games..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on league, but I guess

  68. BiglyLeagues says:
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    Drop Jesus Aguilar for Hunter Dozier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  69. StuDaddy says:
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    Do you have a preference between Matz, Peacock, and Keller?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz

  70. tshank13 says:
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    I’ve ended up with the entire top of the red sox order, minus Betts (Benintendi, J.D., Moreland, and Bogaerts). I like all these guys, but seems a little risky. I should probably try and diversify, right?

    I’ve got some depth at SS with Segura and Bogaerts. I traded away Happ last week and lost Shoemaker for the season, so could use some pitching reinforcements. I don’t mind riding the stream with SON as my guide but I only get 3 roster moves a week.

    Offer Bogaerts for Kluber?

    TIA!

    12 team Keeper 5×5 +OBP + SLUG% / +HLD + SV

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kluber

      • tshank13 says:
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        Awesome. Thanks man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  71. seth swirsky says:
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    12-team, h2h, holds.

    1. here’s my SP staff. anyone droppable? i don’t want to carry this many SP’s. anyone droppable?

    Porcello/ Paddock/German/Happ/Matz/Quintana/Lucchesi/Caleb Smith

    2. ROS, best 3 for Holds: hildenberger/adam morgan/buttrey/shawn kelley

    3. is Shawn Kelley a must hold because he is likely to become texas closer?

    thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Happ 2. Buttrey, Hildenberger 3. Sure

  72. Lucky Dog says:
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    Re: Matz, I also benched him. Because as any fantasy baseball guru knows, it’s the 5th, 6th & 7th time through the lineup that the pitcher has the advantage, amirite?

    Argh.

    Meanwhile Musgrove gets sent out at 90+ pitches for the7th, puts 2 on & the bullpen decides to give the game away. He deserved so much better than that shiz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, so frustrating

    • LenFuego says:
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      This weekend I had Bauer leave with a man on first and one out in the 7th with a 6 run lead and Paxton get pulled before the 7th with a 5 run lead, and neither picked up a win, and you guys are whining about not picking up a win from a guy that left with the tying run at the plate and no outs in the 7th? Sheesh.

  73. Shazam says:
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    I’m in a holds/saves league and I’ve come to the conclusion that I only need 1 of these crappy closers that maybe might get a save and replace them with a holds guy. Would you cut bait on Wily Peralta or Mychal Givens (Wily P might actually get saves but M. Givens has better ratios and could get traded somewhere nice)? Speculative holds adds: Wittgren, Roe, Lugo, Kelley (a holds/maybe saves guy)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Givens

  74. Screwballs says:
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    8 team OBP league; Polanco is on my DL, and Buxton is my lowest ranked OF.
    Eaton, Winker, Laurano and Nimmo also available. Who’s the pick?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nimmo

      • Screwballs says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  75. Blue Devil says:
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    Would you drop Justin Turner? Y. Diaz, H. Dozier and D. Vogelbach are available to pick up.
    ESPN 5X5 10 team league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like Turner, would’ve never drafted him, but I can’t see dropping him here

  76. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – Flaherty for Keke + Alvarado (12 team keeper) . . . Flaherty side by a good deal?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Flaherty

  77. lwomack58 says:
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    Nola for K. Bryant? Which side do you like best?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither… Bryant

  78. bacca72 says:
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    5×5 OBP 12 team.

    Jorge Polanco or Dansby Swanson? Already have Cole Tucker.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  79. Whatever says:
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    Would you start Boyd @BOS in a ten teamer mixed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  80. I am the Walrus says:
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    Renato Nunez and D. Smith- April hotties or some sort of minor break out worth 12 team mixed rosters?

  81. chris says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Good morning

    h2h League, avg, obp, tb, runs, rbis, hr, sb

    Would you trade Blackmon for Jose Ramirez?

    Would look to buy Moustakas for Tim Anderson?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Jo-Ram but might be close — Not with Moose’s injury

  82. Savoy Special says:
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    Sup Grey!

    14 team H2H auction redraft league. 6×6: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV+HD, K/9

    1) I was offered Mike Minor for Max Fried. Which side?

    C: JT Realmuto
    1B: Josh Bell
    2B : Yoan Moncada
    3B: Manny Machado
    SS: Fernando Tatis Jr
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Tommy Pham
    OF: Avisail Garcia
    UTL: Christian Walker

    IL: Austin Meadows

    P: German Marquez
    P: Jose Alvarado
    P: Will Smith
    P: Reyes Moronta
    P: Raisel Iglesias
    SP: Zack Wheeler
    SP: Joe Musgrove
    B: Brandon Woodruff
    B: Max Fried
    B: Derek Holland
    B: Luke Weaver

    IL: Mike Clevinger
    IL: Arodys Vizcaino

    Thanks, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like Minor

  83. Chet says:
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    Hey, Grey!

    In a dynasty league, who would you prefer, Peraza or Kingery? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  84. Let's Play Two says:
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    Leclerc or Colome?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colome

  85. smegma says:
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    Would you drop Aguilar for T.Shaw? UT spot in points league that favors power bats with no negative points for k’s or avg.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  86. Ralphy says:
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    Drop Winker or Kike Hernandez for Polanco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Winker

  87. Cohen says:
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    Grey, better stream option
    Margavcius at home vs Sea or
    Swanson at SD?
    SON likes both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swanson

  88. Charlie Chapman says:
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    Moose finger has me with no 3b elgibility. I am relatively stacked with pitching, and one team’s roster is a good fit. League is h2h, 6×6 with QS and OPS.

    Options:

    3b Choices (inbound): Eugenio, Chapman, Moncada, Devers.

    SP choices (outbound): Verlander, Corbin, Castillo, Arrieta, Wheeler, Caleb Smith, Ray, Lucchessi, Stripling.

    What trade would you pursue as the owner of these pitchers? Chapman seems like the best target, as Eugenio will cost too much, but I am interested in your thoughts on how we match up.

    Stripling for Chapman unrealistic?

    Thanks in advance homie(s)!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stripling for Chapman seems impossible — Try Ray and/or Arrieta

  89. I am the Walrus says:
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    Think you skipped me from before…Renato Nunez and D. Smith- April hotties or some sort of minor break out worth 12 team mixed rosters?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just hot bats — maybe more from Smith

  90. SteveO says:
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    I need to drop one in a 10 team shallow league….Healy, Peraza, Kingery.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery

  91. HomerHWBush says:
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    Time to trim the fat! How would you rank these guys:
    Kolten Wong
    Brian Anderson
    Joey Wendle
    Fred Galvis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wendle, Anderson

  92. Ronald says:
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    I have Cole Tucker in an ottoneu league for $12. I am being offered Yandy Diaz ($3), Jurickson Profar ($3) and ($5) Cole Hamels for Tucker, ($1) Renato Nunez and ($1) Swarzack.

    I have Sale, Marquez, Beuhler, Berrios, Kikuchi and “Yawny” Chirinos. I’m looking to nab Thomas Pannone as well. Would you hold Tucker or make the swap now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That doesn’t sound bad for you

  93. MarvPesos

    marv says:
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    Hey Grey,
    H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limited moves (35 per year), no streaming.
    Looks like I’ll be dropping Toussaint and can pick someone up (I can do multiple moves if you think I should drop any else as well). So far I’ve typically won Pitching categories but coming up short across the board (R, H, SB, XBH) in batting. Who would you grab from the Waiver below:
    I’m also okay with picking up a good prospect and holding on to them if you see anything worth holding
    Waiver:
    HIT – Y. Alvarez (NA), C. Hernandez, J. Soler, A. Garcia, S. Choo, J. Martinez, B. Gardner, S. Kingery (DL), I. Happ (NA), J. Reddick, M. Tauchman, C. Keiboom (NA),
    RP – R. Brasier, M. Barnes, D. Robertson (10-DAY), P. Strop, A.J. Minter, B. Parker, H. Neris, A. Swarzak
    SP – S. Cease (NA), G. Canning (NA), M. Keller (NA), S. Gray, J. Chacin, N. Pivetta (NA), M. Soroka, S. Newcomb (NA), A. Reyes (NA),
    My team:
    C – W. Ramos
    1B – P. Goldschmidt
    2B – K. Marte
    3B – Eugenio Suarez
    SS – J. Polanco
    CI – A. Rizzo
    MI – X. Bogaerts
    LF – C. Yelich
    CF – C. Blackmon
    RF – D. Santana
    Util – R. Laureano
    BN – H. Dozier
    DL – T. Turner

    SP – C. Carrasco
    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – N. Syndergaard
    RP – K. Jansen (RP)
    RP – J. Leclerc (RP)
    P – K. Giles (RP)
    P – W. Davis (RP)
    BN – W. Buehler
    BN – J. Paxton
    BN – T. Richards
    BN – T. Toussaint
    BN – J. Jeffress (RP)
    DL – A. Heaney (10-DAY)
    DL – J. Nelson (10-DAY)
    Thanks bud
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab Jo-Ma, unless you feel you need an SP, then I guess Soroka

  94. themendozaline says:
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    Who’s the better DL stash? Aaron Hicks or Meadows. Meadows was dropped. Pts league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meadows

  95. Dustin Giebink says:
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    Are Jesus Aguilar and Eduardo Rodriguez worth hanging on to in a keeper league? Or nah?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  96. STeinbrenmer Youth says:
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    Aguilar or Voit ROS? Who ya got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Voit

  97. Carl Spackler says:
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    Sup Grey,
    6×6 H2H league who would you rather have for C ROS…..Posey or Omar Naverez??

    Hit em Straight
    Carl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Omar

  98. Dave D says:
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    Christian Vazquez at DH today, played 2B last week. What a difference a year makes: draftinoddyearsonly.com

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  99. Andrew Mellars says:
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    Hey Grey-

    Drop Happ, Maeda or Caleb Smith for Darvish or Robbie Ray? It’s a H2H category league. My other SPs are Flaherty, Marquez, Boyd and Glasnow. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ or Ray, flip a coin

  100. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey, shallow 10-team mixed league, someone just dropped Wheeler, without any context, I should put in a very aggressive FAAB bid, yes? I could use some pitching consistency, have been Toukid’d, Matz’d and Pineda’d like hell over the past week or so!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, definitely

  101. Steve says:
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    Inciarte or Walker 5×5 Util 10T
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  102. Five-on-One says:
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    12-team 5×5. Have Odor, Profar and Peraza clogging up my infield. Looking to trade any for a slow-starting/injured SP. One guy (who liked Profar a month ago – he and I were the last two in the auction on him) has Nola, Wheeler, Folty and Nelson.

    – Take any of them for Profar?
    – Only Nola or Wheeler for Odor or Peraza?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take any of them for Profar or Odor except Nelson —

  103. Molina Bros BBQ says:
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    Guilty as charged as far as McNeil! Love his profile but there’s like a mental block when you look at goose eggs in both HR and SB. Anywho, I”ve got him in both of my leagues and he hit his first dong last night woo!

    Niko Goodrum was dropped by someone today in my 5×5 obp roto keeper league.. niko, voit and JoRam are all out there on waivers and I’m licking my chops because I need power… How would you rank these guys? voit, niko, JoRam?

    I’m 5th of 12 in waiver order and was planning on putting in a claim for voit but should I wait for Niko? Decisions, decisions…

    Thanks Grey!

    • Molina Bros BBQ says:
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      Sorry… not JoRam… JoMART.. speaking of mental blocks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ram, Voit, Niko — forget Niko if you can get one of the other two

  104. MRC311 says:
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    Drop Mazara for Pederson, Wong, Yandy Diaz, or Nimmo to a bench spot? Non-Keeper, 12-teamer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pederson

  105. David Niven says:
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    Greystone wassup,

    Can ya help me bud? I’d send Dahl and Alonzo for his Lindor and Yandy D.

    All things being equal, is that equal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor side, seems fair tho

      • David Niven says:
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        Thanks bud.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  106. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Please rank:
    1. Castellanos (I’m losing faith quickly); Inciarte (losing faith but SB potential); and Buxton.

    2. Profar; Franco; and Schoop.

    3. Obligatory catcher question: Lucroy or Astrudillo.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. you did 2. Same 3. Willians

  107. Dancin Homer says:
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    Currently have A. Rosario at ss & T. Beckham holding down the IF with his 3B/ss eligibility (Vlad immediately moves to my starting 3B slot).

    Would you drop either Beckham or Rosario for J. Polanco?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckham

  108. Nick says:
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    Which side do you like here…

    Daniel Murphy/Ketel Marte/Kikuchi for Christian Walker/Franmil/Wheeler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler

  109. fausto

    fausto says:
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    gotta lose one of my MI with Murphy coming back….
    Kike
    Andrus
    Rosario
    im leaning Kike because i need the speed way more than hr or rbi and Kike is platoony… what say razzball?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kike

  110. Steve says:
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    How high are you on Caleb Smith? He looks legit (though weak on W), he’s on the wire on 10T H2h 5×5 – should I drop someone for him? I could also drop someone on IL, put Meadows on and add Caleb if you think it’s worth it.

    Astudillo
    Freeman
    Mondesi
    Bregman
    Tatis
    Domingo
    JD
    Beni
    Turner
    Kiké – Bench
    Walker – Bench
    Meadows – bench (no more IL)

    Bauer
    Quintana
    Paxton
    Marquez
    Glasnow
    J Gray
    Darvish
    Vasquez
    Leclerc
    Colome
    Alvarado

    Thanks

    IL – Segura, Hicks, Ohtani, Olson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      High — Over Gray

  111. Llango says:
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    This is a 12 team keeper league. H2H. We keep 10
    I was offered Marquez, Tallion, and L. Cain for Goldy.
    i have abreu and vogelbach as my 1st.
    i have no speed at all.
    my pitchers are weak – snell buehler minor velazquez soroka swanson montas. ive dropped pivetta, peralta.

    thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      German side works for me if you need SPs and speed — your pitchers do not sound weak tho

  112. toolshed says:
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    Strahm or soroka? Who would you rather own?

  113. CT Wahoo says:
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    Drop one of Wong, Tucker or Beckham to make room for Murphy coming off the IL

  114. bananafactory says:
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    wendle or tucker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

  115. Salvatore Grieco says:
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    do you feel good about starting samardzija at toronto today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  116. Joe R. says:
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    Grey – Chavis was just dropped in my 14 teamer 5×5 roto league. Dropping any of these dudes for him?
    -Yandy Diaz
    -Lowe
    -Grichuk
    -Jose Martinez
    -Profar

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowe

  117. snarky anklebiter says:
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    Think Swihart has enough playing time (or talent) to end up a top 12 catcher? Or do I stick with Ron Popeil?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope on Swihart, not now at least

  118. Steamin Beamen says:
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    Need to start one for today:

    Luke Voit @ LAA – C Stratton
    Domingo Santana @ SD – N Margevicious
    Christian Walker @ PIT – T Williams
    Jose Martinez vs MIL – Z Davies

    Thanks for the help!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them — make a trade if you’re choosing between all of these guys — Jo-Ma

      • Steamin Beamen says:
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        Sorry meant to say need to start 2

        Who would be your second pick.

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Walker

  119. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Something I’m considering due to added defense flexibility (only one 1B on roster). Kiki (plays 2,ss,of) for Niko Goodrum (1B,2B); also I just saw Niko steal a base — something beyond Kiki scope. Justifiable or stupid?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Niko

    • Norman Ginsberg says:
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      I notice Voit is also available (1B). So my options as a bench bat are:
      – Keep Kiki (and roster has 2B backup but no extra 1B). My current status.
      – Add Voit (and roster has 1B backup but no extra 2B)
      – Add Niko (and roster has defensive backup everywhere)

      Pick one.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Voit

  120. Sam says:
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    Is it worth dropping either m Franco or McMahon for yandy Diaz? Who’s the drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McMahon

  121. Ellis says:
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    Please rank top 3 for bench bat

    Desmond A.Gordon Avisail Mazara Winker

    thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond, Avisail, Gordon

  122. AUFan says:
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    Hi! I have a trade question for you.

    I currently have Tatis Jr./Tim Anderson/Andrus at SS and Miggy/E5/Vogelbach at 1b in a 5×5 dynasty league. I got offered Kershaw for my Tim Anderson and Dan Vogelbach. Do you take it?

    Thanks!

    • AUFan says:
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      This is a heads up league, if that makes any difference.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

      • AUFan says:
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        He also has Paxton. Would you attempt to get Paxton first? or just take Kershaw?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Paxton 1st

  123. rhodyballer says:
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    Dahl+Luchessi or Haniger? 5×5 roto (12-team)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

  124. MrBaseball says:
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    Renato Nunezm- what is your take on him – can he put this together for the whole season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I doubt it… but I see no reason to not own him now and see if it continues

  125. Dan says:
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    One has to go: bader , d. Smith, r. Nunrz, f. Galvis. Thanks for the input.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Galvis

  126. Jedi says:
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    Grey,

    Is Jordan Lyles worth picking up as a streamer for tomorrow (2W, 18K, 0.53 ERA over 17IP) vs. ARI tomorrow and if so, should I let go of :

    -M Boyd (1W, 39K, 3.16ERA over 31.1IP (through current stats (right now game is in 8th inning)))

    or

    -F Montas (3W, 20K, 2.70ERA over 23.1IP)?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Montas

  127. rhodyballer says:
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    Howdy Grey,

    Thanks for the great site and content. Mind taking a gander to see where I could add either Eduardo.Edu or Odor in a 12-team 5×5 roto? Also – not that I have to worry yet, but who to drop once Marte and Treat return?

    T Barnhart
    J Phegley
    J Gallo
    K Marte
    J Baez
    J Polanco
    T Turner (R)
    C Tucker
    A Cabrera
    M Conforto
    J Pederson
    R Hoskins
    D Dahl
    S Marte (R)
    J Peraza

    S Greene
    J.A. Happ
    J Paxton
    S Strasburg
    S Matz
    S Bieber
    R Iglesias
    D German
    T Glasnow
    J Lucchesi (R)

    • rhodyballer says:
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      2-Catcher League

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Eduardo over Asdrubal

  128. Tom says:
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    Help ….

    Keeper trade….. I get JD cano Holland and RP from Miami Anderson
    Trade away KD bogaerts Lucchesi Bieber Yates

    Keep forever…. is JD worth all that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      KD Bogaerts? What?

  129. Brett says:
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    Daily league 12 team 6×6 with OPS and holds the extra categories.
    C Alfaro
    1b Bellinger
    2b Baez
    ss Machado
    3b Muncy
    MI Tatis
    CI Alonso
    OF Acuna
    OF Benitendi
    OF Hoskins
    OF Dahl
    OF Domingo Santana
    Util Robles

    SP Flaherty
    SP Bieber
    SP Strahm
    SP Paddack
    SP Eflin
    RP Chapman
    RP LeClerc
    RP Brasier
    P Seranthony
    P Blake Parker

    B Peraza
    B Yu
    B Shawn Kelley

    I have to cut 2 guys to activate both Snell and Polanco. It’s a daily league so I can rotate my starters, but I can’t play all my relievers. Thinking cut Peraza. Would you cut a starter if so who or Kelley as a Leclerc owner as the other cut?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza, Kelley

  130. SteveO says:
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    Kingery or Bader?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery

  131. Steve says:
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    Beni’s been awful. Wonder if something’s going on with him…

    • William Hung says:
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      he just hit a grand slam the other day and finished with 5 RBIs, then next game had a SB… i wouldn’t call it “awful”

      • Steve says:
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        Awful perhaps hyperbole. He’s been average, which is awful when you’re anticipating greatness.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        True

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe, could be a slump

  132. otisP says:
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    Waiver wire pickup: Yandy Diaz or Daniel Vogelbach – no particular needs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yandy

  133. Sad Keanu says:
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    Cole Tucker over Ketel Marte or Brandon Lowe at MI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Lowe

  134. toolshed says:
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    Strahm or soroka? Who do you like more. Strahms k rate is not what I expected. I am wondering if the last few starts were more luck plus he faced the reds who have been pretty bad at the plate. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strahm

  135. Stumanji! says:
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    Latter-K Saint! Mama I made it.

    Also, just traded Vogelbach, Shane Greene, and Greg Holland for Haniger, Cody Allen, and Leclerc. Hoping Allen and Leclerc turn it around, but if not I’ve got Kelley and Buttry pickups on speed dial, but If Not, Part II: Still Not… SAGNOF!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice!

      re: trade — Oh well, you got the glossary term still, for now — kidding, solid trade

  136. primetime says:
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    Grey, should Yu be owned in the 10 team league k/9.?

    He was dropped, I’m #3 tonight on waivers should I ?

    I own
    Nola
    Tailon
    Kershaw
    German
    Beiber

    Bench
    Gray S
    Glasnow
    Joey Bag of Donuts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Gray

  137. Baby Seal says:
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    Grey! Sick write up as per usual… this one seriously had me LOLing a few times.

    I dropped SP Holland (SF) for ya boy SS Cole.

    Mous is DTD, so Peraz slides to 2B until either of the two figures it out!

    Passed up J Polanco… this title got the Baby Seal a little excited!! (2 days in a row of leads on guys I was peepin) … what say you??

    (12 team H2H, standard 5×5, 4 bench spots, 2 DH, 1C, 3 OF, start 8 Ps, no CI/MI)

    Thanks as always! And thanks for the shout out on the vid!!!
    – Baby Seal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Baby Seal!

      I’d go Polanco over Perez, be well, Seal

      • Baby Seal says:
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        I guess the question was: Cole over Polanco?

        Now my follow up is drop Peraza for Polancs? Know you’ve been a hard HOLD on JP, but that response got me trippin now!

        Think hold JP another week to see what happens… per my rambling above.

        Thanks!
        Mr. Seal

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Polanco over both

  138. kilkennybrian says:
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    1.) I’ve been holding Luke Weaver in a 10 team league last few days off his recent success. Should I start him today? Or is that dangerous?

    2.) OPS 6×6 12 team league, Ohtani or J Polanco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t own him if I wasn’t starting him vs. PITT

      Polanco

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        I suppose, I saw you high on him earlier in week.

        Are you not high on Ohtani? Or just specifically higher on Polanco?

        Feel like Ohtani is underrated. Could put together a 25-15-.280 type season

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like Polanco more…Ohtani is fine, he’ll be decent $/game but won’t play every day

          • kilkennybrian says:
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            True. What about musgrove? He’s looked really good too. Him or Polanco?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Apples/oranges

  139. rhodyballer says:
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    Sale or Strasburg+ J.Polanco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strasburg

  140. Hello Rockview says:
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    12 team head to head (OBP plus Total Bases ) League

    Would you drop Kike or Yandy
    for Devers, McNeill or B. Dozer ?

    C – cervelli
    1b – josh bell
    2b – shaw
    3b – franco
    SS – Lindor
    OF – JD
    Of – benintendi
    Of – springer
    Util – conforto
    Util – domingo
    bench – tim anderson, yandy diaz, kike

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re not even starting Tim anderson so I don’t see the point… You should have more bench arms than bats

  141. Hello Rockview says:
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    I am winning my hitting categories, but am losing IP and other pitching categories every week.
    I need to drop a player to get enough pitching stats for the week. Which bat would you drop?
    C – Realmuto
    1B – Alonso
    2B – B. Dozier
    3B – Donaldson
    SS – Bogaerts
    CI – Goldschmidt
    OF – Betts
    OF – Dahl
    OF – Santana
    Util – Cruz
    Util – C . Walker
    bench – Devers, Eloy, Shaw, Voit
    IL – stanton
    NA – Senzel

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devers

  142. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    great stuff grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  143. Jason Murray says:
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    Chase Anderson or Strahm at the end of my rotation in a 12 team H2H league? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strahm

  144. knucks says:
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    12 Team 6×6 Keep 5 Players Forever

    OBP and SLG instead of AVG

    Was just offered Benintendi for my Machado

    My 5 coming into the year were Harper, Bellinger, Machado, Treat, Acuña

    Thinking about accepting as Rudy’s trade tool says Benny by $6 for this year. Your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Machado, but likely close

  145. rhodyballer says:
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    Cole or Stras + Asdrubal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  146. Rick Brown says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Drop Lucchesi to pick up Happ ?
    Thanks,RICK

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  147. MrBaseball says:
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    Travis Shaw for  R. Pressly  R. Núñez Bal – 3B – If one has enough Homeruns can one do this deal as I consider Pressly best Hold dude in the game

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw

  148. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team, weekly roto. looking for a back end starter. any of these guys more than streamer potential or nah? gibson, davies, swanson, vv or pineda?

    gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re streamers

  149. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Yesterday, just before the NYM/PHI game I checked out SON yesterday for Matz’ start to see how much it had adjusted since his bullpen outing last week. It ended up being positive on him, so I went ahead and threw him. Thanks Rudy!!

    I currently am starting Bryan Reynolds in my 10-TM H2H 5×5 (OBP). O’Neil is on FA. He will probably get picked up soon. Worth the wait to see if he can get some PT once he’s off the IL? I’d have to drop Reynolds in the meantime and lose ABs for the next few days, but I’d do so if the long-term was worth it. Hernan Perez is also available if Moustakas ends up on the IL.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Reynolds for now

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        Will do, thanks!

        I picked up C-Mart for my IL spot. Hoping he can find a groove in the BP and be another option to close if Hicks struggles. Not holding my breath for either though TBH.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem — yeah no confidence in C-Mart

  150. Pigglenuts says:
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    Thoughts on Mallex Smith in a 12T OPS league? I could stomach Smith’s lack of power last year when he was hitting near .300 but this year strikeout rate is way up, LD% is down, GB% is up. Any hope he can bounce back to be a .260 hitter?

    No one in my league will touch him and I’m seriously considering dropping him to roll the dice on Cole Tucker to see if his power uptick is for real.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Tucker

  151. Is Travis Shaw in the building? says:
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    Shallow standard 10 team roto

    C Ramos
    1B Hoskins (1B/OF)
    2B Albies
    3B Shaw (2B/3B) or H. Dozier (1B/3B)
    SS Story
    OF Yelich
    OF Acuna
    OF Rosario
    UTIL Mondesi
    UTIL P. Alonso

    H. Dozier is my lone beach bat. Gives me double coverage at each infield position in case of injury or off day or whoever is hot.

    My other 2 bench slots are pitchers.

    Have 3 slots to put closers in the lineup at any one time and I have Giles, Hicks and Colome. Good, reliable closers are my weak spot.

    Would you trade H. Dozier for Brad Hand or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, take Hand

  152. RustyShackleford says:
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    Drop Peraza, Piscotty, Mallex or Laureno

    Add Dwight Smith, Avasail G, Eduardo Escobar, B Gardner??

    Just need a new bat, I like all the guys I may drop but it’s starting to kill me. Have Goodrum so position is not a big deal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs… I guess Mallex for Smith — his middle name is not for

  153. Brian says:
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    Hello, and thanks for all the helpful info. In a 16 team H2H keeper dynasty league, I was offered Trevor Bauer and Walker Buehler for Javy Baez and Josh Bell. I normally don’t like trading hitting for pitching, but before I declined, wanted to hear your thoughts…

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s a solid trade, so tough to give up Baez tho… I can go either way with it

  154. Primetime says:
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    Sonny Gray strikes out the side vs Atlanta.. wow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  155. Don Bropre says:
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    just came across some crazy looking numbers on Homey Bailey. Are you buying this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not buying

  156. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Whwn Odor activated, I want to act since otherwise I can’t stream. Should I drop LeHamieu (who has solid play time and often favorable lineup placement); Semien; or Buxton. Defensive flexibility has some value since he’ll be my only 2B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LeMahieu

  157. tigersharkz says:
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    Is Killing Eve a good show? Sandra Oh just (doesn’t) rubs me the (right) wrong way.

    Re Minor -for today’s game, his WHIP skills are pretty consistent, and not that easy to find in today’s game.

    Re AAA -don’t know if you’ve mentioned this already, but they are using the juiced balls in AAA now, so adjust accordingly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I liked the 1st season, haven’t watched the 2nd yet… I will at some point… yeah, heard on AAA…

  158. The Great Knoche says:
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    See why Carrasco left after 4?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hurt his knee

  159. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? I’m not going to bail on Mazara just yet in my 12-teamer, but who’s the better OF stash that’s currently on waivers and the IL? ODB, Hader, Christian Stewart, or Tyler O’Neill?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Poop! What’s up man? ODB

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        Not much is going on, just trying to figure out how to make my fantasy baseball team better than mediocre (probably need to stop making moves and just hold onto the dudes I drafted). Anythehoo…would any other players (i.e., Stewart, Hader, or O’Neill) be worthy of adding to the IL after ODB?

        I’m going to give you another track by Rich The Kid. He’s not the greatest lyricist, but he’s got some catchy songs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hader, Bader…The rest

          Loving Rich the Kid!

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            It was Bader…my bad.

            • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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              bader back tomorrow and o’neill not long after (but he doesn’t start anyway), stewart the only “stash” guy here listed.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Figured

  160. dontbichetteme says:
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    Hey Grey,
    I have one too many RPs right now. Im rolling with IGLESIAS, NERIS, ALVARADO, SWARZAK and ELIAS. Who is the drop to activate Snell? Or would you drop Peacock instead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Elias

  161. Cohen says:
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    Grey, please rank
    Bieber, Quintana, Luchessi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  162. Someone pissed in my alpbahet soup says:
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    Are you giving away Glasnow for Kluber if someone offered it to you? 10 team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  163. Benchson says:
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    Mancini or Voit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini

  164. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Hansel Robles or Rownis Elias for saves?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Elias

  165. Cohen says:
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    Grey, Senzel activated and starting in triple A.
    Worth stashing as a bench bat in 12 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      supposedly might’ve come up today too from one report. so probably not far off.

  166. Chris says:
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    10 team h2h points league

    Gleyber Torres or Domingo Santana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  167. Audacity of Schoop says:
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    Gausman or Mikolas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  168. What's a Drexl? says:
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    16 team roto dynasty with hits, OBP over AVG, slugging, OPS, total bases and steals % added for hitting.
    C jansen
    1B miggy
    2B jose ram (3B)
    SS semien
    3B chapman
    CI mcmahon (1/2/3B)
    MI dannys antana (2B/OF)
    LF jd mart (RF)
    CF kiermaier
    RF mookie (CF)
    OF mancini (1B/LF/RF)
    OF desmond (1B/LF/CF)
    util (2) r-zimm (1B), brocktune (LF/RF)
    BN longo, kipnis (2B/CF)
    DL (infinite, we have fake rosters set up for prospects, extra DL guys and suspended guys): meadows (all OF), stewart (LF/RF), bader (CF/RF)

    who’s my drop for bader here shortly? gotta be one of longo (doing pretty well lately), r-zimm (the bots tend to like him), kipnis or dannys antana. also have tellez stashed in prospect slot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis

  169. William Hung says:
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    Damn, Pete Alonso with the ticker tease

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s provided emotional support

      • William Hung says:
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        So Travis Shaw is the new Joey Gallo?

        • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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          except shaw won’t ever hit 40+ HR’s and doesn’t probably BB as much either. they are probably near equals on steals.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hope so

  170. ThE sHiT says:
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    Bryant too much to give up for Luis Castillo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  171. Stephen Lyon says:
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    No sign of Alvarado to close it out. Any idea what’s up?

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      him and castillo were resting yesterday, i’d figure the same today.

      • William Hung says:
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        yeah that’s what the announcers were saying – giving extra rest to those 2… also, Alvarado was warming up in case Pagan got into any trouble

  172. fletch f. fletch says:
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    Drop McMahon or Hampson for Odor? Or hold? Trying to sure up 2nd base. I currently have Schoop in my starting lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  173. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Sonavabenced by Shaw. Time to start using him I guess haha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, you’re stacked benching him

  174. Cam says:
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    Would you drop Enrique Hernandez for Cole Tucker in a 6×6 H2H league?

    • fletch f. fletch says:
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      Yup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

  175. Jc says:
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    Tired of pages reloading on this site. Phone and tablet. Outta here. Was fun tho. Need to fix this.

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      try the ad free version or adblocker or adblocker plus.

  176. Harley Earl says:
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    Hey Grey!

    I’m hoping you have something much nicer to say about my pal Pablo Lopez tomorrow!!! Looking good to me!!

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