This preseason Gregory Polanco was a Capri Sun.  Yes, the pouch drink that you need to stab 17 times to get the straw in.  Crazy, right?  What’s crazier is I have an explanation!  Ready?  Here we go, readers!  There is something just completely gross about liquids in a pouch.  Put some delicious nacho cheese in a ziplock bag.  You do not want to eat that anymore.  Seriously, cut the corner and squeeze it into your mouth.  So nasty!  An IV bag?  Yeah, that’s appetizing.  Why not grab a colostomy bag and cut out the middle man?  Bagged liquids are gross.  However — again with some stank! — HOWEVER, Capri Sun is surprisingly good.  Okay, u-turn to Polanco.  This preseason the Pirates looked like a mess.  No one really wanted any of them.  Marte had a suspension last year, but even he was kind of, “Well, he’s ranked here, so I guess I’ll take him.”  Polanco, though?  You didn’t even want him around pick 150 overall!  It was a “Hmm…Take a boring MI or Polanco” pick.  And a lot of you took Ian Kinsler instead!  Yesterday, Gregory Polanco went 2-for-5 with two more homers, and is now up to 5 homers, and, as Anime Grey said in the first Buy, Sell, Hold video, Polanco is still a buy.  Polanco is orange-flavored water in a silver pouch, the ultimate Capri Sun.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Joe Musgrove – Reportedly not close to getting on any mounds anytime soon.  Hey, sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t.

Trevor Williams – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.56.  I hope if you wanted to bench him vs. the Cubs, you were met by some divine inattention and started him anyway.  If you’re new to the site, I wrote a Trevor Williams sleeper and wrote about him after his first start of the year.  I’m a big fan.

Adam Frazier – 2-for-5 and his 1st homer.  Like a drunken embrace with a stranger at 3 AM, Frazier would’ve made a nice batty call.  If you were using Hitter-Tron, you likely would’ve done it too.  Though, if you listened to Hitter-Tron, you might’ve also married your vacuum cleaner in a quickie Vegas ceremony.

Francisco Cervelli – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Also, Cervelli hit four homers in 35 at-bats in Spring Training.  Seems like taking a little bit of Florida back north with him has paid off.  Though, his teammates don’t appreciate Cervelli lugging a gator along with him on road trips.  And Steve Spurrier doesn’t love being in a dog carrier.

Ian Happ – 2-for-4.  *dressed as a 70’s ad exec, puts Ian Happ on a bicycle, he begins to pedal as I run alongside of him*  “Pedal, boy!  You can do it!  Meryl Streep will never take you away!”  This is Ian Happ and me doing an off-Broadway production of Kramer vs. Kramer.

Kyle Schwarber – 3-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .270.  Schwarber looks good, yabbity blabbity bloo, but how is Ben Zobrist (0-for-4) still hitting third?  I mean, as a Trevor Williams owner, I appreciate it, but what is going on with Joe Maddon?  He is so Maddoning!

Aaron Hicks – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the DL.  Small aside, but every time Hicks is mentioned it’s either because he was just hurt or he’s just being activated.  Two sides of the same poor condition coin.

Tyler Austin – Suspended five games for charging the mound without first screaming Worldstar.

Sonny Gray – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 6.92.  Owning AL East pitchers sucks.  Someone please remind me this next January.  I see their peripherals in the preseason without thinking about having to roll them out there in Fenway every third week.  Then drafting a Coors starter too?!  How do I have Sonny Gray and Jon Gray?  Did I lose my mind?!  Stupid narcissistic bastard!  *baby voice*  Ooh, he’s named Gray, he must be good.  *angry voice*  No!  You idiot!  Or change your name to Max!

David Price – Could be able to take mound for his next start on Tuesday.  If you own him, you have to ask yourself if that’s a good or bad thing.

Hanley Ramirez – Left after being hit on the wrist, but the Red Sox are saying it’s a contusion.  Hanley just needs a bull to watch some bull porn and then make love to his wrist, and he will be fine.

Rick Porcello – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.83.  Okay, I take back what I said for Gray, because I own Porcello and he’s been fine.  Okay, a little better than fine. Unless I’m spelling out fine — F-I-N-E, because then fine becomes better than fine.  His WHIP is 0.76.  Hello, lovely.

Ian Kinsler – 1-for-5 and his 1st homer, as he was activated from the DL.  The home run came in his first at-bat back, which must’ve made him so excited, because he politely bumped fists back in the dugout afterwards.

Nick Tropeano – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. the Royals.  Can Tropeano get traded to the Rays so he can play in The Trop already?  I got Trop puns I need to play fast, they’re Tropical.  So, Tropeano seems like a guy who I would love to own in AL-Only, but wouldn’t be able to nudge up enough enthusiasm outside of streams in mixed leagues.  At least for now.

Ian Kennedy – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.00.  I almost streamed him, but I got cold feet like a duck, or maybe that’s ‘I had Cold Duck, the wine you drink when you can’t afford $5.00 for Barefoot.’  Any hoo!  You’re likely thinking, is Kennedy breaking out late-career a’la Charlie Morton?  No, he’s not.  He is pitching twice as good as last year, which still only puts him at a 3.47 xFIP.  I would own Kennedy more so than I would’ve three weeks ago, but let’s just say I didn’t run out to pick him up.

Elvis Andrus – Out for six to eight weeks with a fractured elbow.  If Profar can play short, then I bet I know someone who can play 2nd.  Free Willie!  (Just putting it out there in the universe.  Oprah says that’s The Secret.)

Jose Berrios – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.18.  I mentioned this last week regarding Bauer, but it kinda applies to all solid AL Central pitchers.  Who are they scared of facing?  The Indians, and dot dot dot?

Joe Mauer – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs, hitting .412, as he collected his 2,000 hit.  Member that year Rotoworld projected him for 2,000 hits in one season?  They’re finally right!

Chris Stratton – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, 3 walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.60.  Finally, someone who knows how to capitalize on a great matchup in a great park.  I would stick to the Stream-o-Nator on him for now.

DJ LeMahieu – 4-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homers, hitting .351, and he turned two double plays.  That DJ saved my life!  Maybe DJ homered twice in honor of ravers in London using an abandoned Toys R Us store for a rave.  I hear the rave sucked, the Pick-Up Sticks didn’t glow.

Michael Wacha – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.52.  Since I have multiple shares, I watched this game.  Couple of takeaways, A) This could’ve been worse.  B) This could’ve been better.  C) There’s no C.  D) Couple of lucky hits in ideal situations for the Reds.  E) It was a Reds lineup without Votto.  F) Me, I have so many Wacha shares.  G)rey H) I’m going to be holding for now.

Paul DeJong – 1-for-5, 2 runs and his 4th homer.  That was a monster JeDong!  A Chicken Parm DeJong!

Jose Martinez – 4-for-5, 6 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .364.  He was lucky to get a double to score two of his ribbies because Phillip Ervin plays right field like Julius Erving, dribbling the ball and shizz.  That aside, I’ve been so impressed with Martinez.

Yadier Molina – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  He hit his home run so far there weren’t any fans sitting there.  Okay, that could’ve been anywhere in Cincy.

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-6 and his 2nd homer, hitting .293.  OZUNA hit homer off Romano.  OZUNA favorite Romano is Sal.  Ozuna 2nd favorite Romano is Corky.

Jose Peraza – 3-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .286.  We’re not quite at the point where I’m gonna start patting myself on the back, but he’s already moved up the lineup, and not just when Votto’s out of the lineup, so don’t @ me.

Francisco Lindor – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .208.  Chief Wahoo changed the dip-dip-slide to a dip-slide-slide and, the cloud cover cleared, and now he’s doing a Runs Dance.

Jose Ramirez – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Each day that goes by it’s becoming increasingly harder to sell low.  Better hurry!

Trevor Bauer – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  Where have I heard of this guy before?  Geez, I forget now.  Was it from me telling everyone to draft him for three months?  Hmm, maybe.

Leonys Martin – 3-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .295, and hitting around .400 in the last week.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy, but he could’ve been, get the schmotato while the schmotato’s hot as Stephen Hawking once said, RIP.

Michael Fulmer – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.86.  Fulmer?  I hardly knew ya!

Mikie Mahtook – Optioned to Triple-A.  Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said this decision was difficult because he really likes Mahtook’s enthusiasm.  If I were were conceiving of character with more enthusiasm than ability, I’d name that character, Mikie.

   
  1. bas says:
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    Sir Grey,

    Another day, another Ian Happ blurb.

    Keep it up Grey!

    Bas from Holland

  2. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Nice write-up! Couldn’t have said it better myself.

    a. On Mahtook, the move is shocking because on paper he’s like the 9th best player for the Tigers!

    b. Moving on from Fulmer. Reason? Exhibit A the pitiful Tigers lineup, Exhibit B he’ll play against the Indians at least 5 more times.

    c. Further on Fulmer, if he finishes 8-15 this year (with the Tigers beating their record for losses in a season) that will have been a successful year for him.

    d. ‘Member like in the 80s or maybe a little earlier there was this metric baseball pundits used to see if a pitcher was good or bad. They take the winning percentage of the pitcher in question and then compare it to the winning percentage of the team. If the pitcher’s winning percentage exceeded the winning percentage of his team, then he was really successful as a pitcher. ’80s metrics aren’t valid anymore even in your grocery store and on Wall Street so I guess they aren’t really valid in MLB either, right?

    e. The Tigers should have their team name revoked to like kitty-cats or something tame and feline. The Detroit Dreadful Kitty Cats.

    f. Mark Twain quote of the day for April 13

    It is just like man’s vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions. Heaven is by favor; if it were by merit your dog would go in and you would stay out. Of all the creatures ever made he (man) is the most detestable. Of the entire brood, he is the only one…that possesses malice. He is the only creature that inflicts pain for sport, knowing it to be pain. The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot.

    g. Have a nice weekend and take care for today is Friday the 13th!! Eek, TGIF!!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @Ante GALIC: unfortunately, ninth best player on a team with 2.5 Major League players doesn’t get you much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Haha, very funny B. Yeah C. Totally D. Ha! Yes! E. Haha F. Awesome

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!!

        You left out…

        g. You too!

        Now I’m forlorn! J/k, sorry for the alphabet soup overload!

        Question: Is Russell Westbrook padding his statistics?

        Answer: Too bad he couldn’t pad his underpants instead.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Bas says:
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          @Ante Galic:

          Time to get Mike Maroth out of retirement.;-)

  3. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft league. Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, Saves+Holds, K/9.

    My closers are Aroldis Chapman, Brad Boxberger, Fernando Rodney, Shane Greene.

    Drop Fernando Rodney or Shane Greene for Hector Neris? or hold?

    Thanks!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Savoy Special: Hold. But would consider dropping Rodney for an elite holds guy if available.

      • Savoy Special says:
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        @b the esq.: thanks man, believe I will hold. Just kind of hate setup men because the best holds guy will net about 20-25 holds while even “bad” closers can still net 30-35 Saves.

        • b the esq. says:
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          @Savoy Special: Probably true, but Andrew Miller, Archie Bradley, Adam Ottavino, etc. will boos ratios and Ks better than a low end closer also.

          • Savoy Special says:
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            @b the esq.: agreed on those guys. Wish Ottavino was still available.

  4. Savoy Special says:
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    1) Drop Chris Taylor for Ian Kinsler or Jed Lowrie? or hold?

    2) Is it too early to worry about Chris Taylor?

    Thanks!

  5. EZ says:
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    Mancini, DeJong, Chris Taylor. Can only hang on to two

      • EZ says:
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        @Grey: meaning you would drop Taylor?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re not giving any choice

          • EZ says:
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            @Grey: well DeJong is available. You would rather him over Taylor until I get Murphy back? Or just wait it out with Taylor

  6. Murph says:
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    Hey grey
    Cut Cesar Hernandez for Jose Peraza?
    Thanks

  7. ian says:
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    Thanx! Drop Sonny Gray for Lucchesi?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @ian:
      No

    • b the esq. says:
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      @ian: No. Its been 2 weeks…3 starts….chill.

  8. Mex says:
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    With Hicks and Kinsler coming off the DL I need to drop some guys. Not sure which way to go.

    1) Pick one to go: Andujar, C. Owings or Kinsler

    2) Pick one to go: Hicks, Maybin, Pillar or Andujar(if Andujar goes from the 1st group he can’t be the one to go from this group).

    Thanks

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Mex: What kind of league settings? If its a keeper, obviously no Andujar.

      If its seasonal….Andujar in the first group. Pillar in the Second.

      • Mex says:
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        @b the esq.: it’s a lifetime keeper league, Roto 5×5. We can up to 5. My top guys right now are goldy, Stanton, Correa, springer, odor, w. Calhoun, Andujar. So I can choose from them for my 5 keepers.

  9. Mike says:
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    Miggy and David Peralta (players I’d offer) for Polanco and madbum? Which side do you like better?

  10. Yella says:
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    12 team league – 6×6- OBP, SLG, R, HR, RBI, SB are the batting categories.

    Drop Kiermeier or Odubel for Franchy?

  11. The Fridge says:
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    Great write-up Grey. When do you think we see David Dahl with the big club?

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @Grey: he just hit the dl,but they wont say what is injured

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Think it’s a few day stomach virus, prolly sick to his stomach bc the Rockies won’t play him

  12. EZ says:
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    Points league so saves don’t matter. Should I drop Iglesias for Trevor Williams?

  13. Racehorse says:
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    16 team keeper …

    Faria, Lucchesi, Yonny Chirinos … who do I drop for Trevor Williams?

    If Faria takes a dump tonight, I’m tempted to cut bait.

  14. Dave Funnell says:
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    Can we accuse the Rockies of playing mind games with Ryan McMahon? Pinch hitting almost every night and expecting him to produce? Give the kid some starts and see what happens. He had a hit and walked when he started. What they’re doing makes zero sense and is probably hurting his mentality.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Dave Funnell:
      If there not going to play him, he should be in AAA getting full time at bats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave Funnell: Honestly, I have no idea what they’re doing, I’m guessing they don’t believe in him at all

  15. zain says:
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    thanks for the roundup, loving it as usual.

    so i got offered Segura for my Tim Anderson and alex wood. what should I do? I wanna hit reject faster than you can say it, but thought i’d get some advice first.

    14 team roto standard cats except for QS instead of wins, OBP instead of average, and sv/holds in one category.

    thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zain: Meh, it’s fair…I’d prolly hold

  16. JC says:
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    Please rank
    Pivetta, Junis, Trevor Williams.
    Thank you

    • b the esq. says:
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      @JC: Junis, Pivetta, Williams

    • Grey

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      @JC: I’d go with your rank

  17. Ian says:
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    Drop Zimmer, Panik, or Parra for L. Martin or hold?

  18. Leah says:
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    Hey Grey! One of your female readers here! I’m in a keeper points league and need some help with my pitchers. I have too many and am looking to drop a couple. Suggestions?

    Here they are:
    Ray, Darvish, Velasquez, Skaggs, Duffy, C. Anderson, Ryu, Wacha, McCullers, Davies.

    Thanks!

    • bigbear says:
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      @Leah: Davies

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Leah: Davies, V.V. are easy drops. Any others would depend on what/who you are picking up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Leah: Good to see you! Davies, Velasquez

      • Leah says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, Grey!!

  19. The Great Knoche says:
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    JeDong!

    Hey heads up to all you Razzballers living in sunny Southern California, here in Wisconsin there’s a chance we get a foot of snow this weekend. Major weather impact in Midwest.

    Twins – White Sox likely cancelled all weekend.
    Cubs -Braves Saturday and Sunday is doubtful
    Yankees-Tigers Saturday and Sunday is doubtful
    Indians- Blue Jays Saturday and Sunday is doubtful

    Also could be issues in Northeast. And maybe CinCy.

    Maybe they’ll move games to Miller Park or sky dome but if not lots of chaos

  20. Chucky says:
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    Rank the following: Story, Arcia and Peraza

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Chucky:

      That is the correct order I wud rank them.

  21. Luigi says:
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    Is it time to move on from Giolito?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Luigi: Depends on who you wud be replacing Giolito with. I would hold for now.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Luigi: Move on to whom? Kershaw, yes. Bartolo Colon, no.

  22. mrs. featherbottom says:
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    Happy I got Jo-Ma. Shocked a little that he is 29, the way he moves he looks like a 38 year old – speaking from experience.
    I just watched the ‘highlights’ from the STL-CIN game, and Phillip Ervin looked like yours truly playing in beer league softball. Behold as I impress. First, I will show off my athleticism by slowly galavanting towards a bloop hit in right field to perform a sweet basket catch. Next, I will display my arm cannon by throwing out a runner at third from deep right field. Call me Philip Erivn, and place me in the 6 spot for the Cincinnati Reds.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mrs. featherbottom: Ha! Agreed on how old he looks… And on Ervin, as they say in Home Depot, lumber much?

      • DONT LOOK A GIFT NGOEPE IN THE MTOUH says:
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        @Grey: Nice!

  23. Hey Gray !! keeper league five dollar raise every year.
    NL 5×5. Standard.
    this year I get to take seven dollars off of a player.
    I have Goldschmidt at 25 or Bryant at 20 who should I reduce to keep for a bunch of future years.
    remember five dollar raise each year.
    At 30 next year since it does have medium to high inflation Goldschmidt will likely be on his last year with me. I had him since he was a mere child before he came up at two dollars. I had him since he was a mere child before he came up at two doLars. But I think considering Brryant’s age he is the one to reduce to $13 this year.
    Whatchathink?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Luvdarooks: Are you able to keep them both next year? What is your annual budget? If you drop Goldy to 17, then you have him at 22 and Bryant at 25 next year.

      • Lovedarooks says:
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        Oh yes I WILL keep them both next year. I choose who gets the discount moving forward … looking at the next 2-3 years

  24. Wacha Thinking? says:
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    Who’s the most expendable of Montgomery, Wacha, Faria, and Mahle? Would you drop him for Nate Jones in a deep league or keep holding for another start or two?

  25. Game of Throws says:
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    Drop Sonny Gray or Jon Gray for Trevor Williams?

    Thanks!

  26. Pouss-Pouss says:
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    My bay, Grey,

    Which of these shady closers would you roll with ROS: Colome or Middleton?

    Dankie

  27. phil says:
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    Grey, I need quality starts, wins, and ratios. Which two should I start?
    Velasquez @ TB
    Rodriguez vs BAL
    Triggs @ SEA
    Kuhl @ MIA
    Montgomery @ DET
    Leake vs OAK

    Thanks, Grey (or anyone else)!

      • Phil says:
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        @Grey: great! Thanks so much!

  28. Craig says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    Would you drop Carlos Santana at 1B for Jose Martinez?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Craig: No. Santana is a slow starter. He will be fine long term.

    • Dean Chennault says:
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      @Craig: There’s gotta be someone else you can drop…

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Craig: id grab Jose by dropping someone else,the guy can hit and he is here to stay

  29. Zeus says:
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    Ever been to Central America? They drink almost everything out of bags. A little weird at first but you get used to it.

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        southeast asia as well

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        southeast asia as well

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe it’s an outside US thing, tho I can’t see Canadians doing it

          • Zeus says:
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            @Grey: it’s more of a third world thing. Sooo coming to America soon

  30. Wacha or Colorado Gray? says:
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    I buried my question in my name…efficient like that. Now where did I put my car keys? I’m late for work.

  31. Pouss-Pouss says:
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    Grey, what do you think about Lucas Giolito? I drafted him late in a keep-6 keeper league (and have to keep him rostered all season for him to be eligible to keep). I’d be more patient with him, but his strikeouts are so bad! I guess I thought he would be a big strikeout guy, but maybe I misread?

    I want to get in on some of the exciting SPs who are off to good starts like Folty, Newcombe, Lucchesi, Reynaldo, Reynaldinho.

    Should I give up on Giolito?

  32. Scuffy Mcgee says:
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    Gosh, these write-ups make me happy. Hahaha!! The Wacha blurb – letter G)rey – just a good ol’ giggle.

    Salute to you, mi beisbol amor! Happy Friyay!!

  33. knucks says:
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    Tim Anderson/Hanley for Choo/Josh Harrison

    I’ll be getting the Anderson side. And it sounds like Hanley should be fine.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @knucks: Make sure Hanley is ok after getting hit on the hand with a pitch, but if he is ok, sure.

  34. kingslayer says:
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    Trevor Williams, a Blessing in Dis-guys!

    ……#NeverGiveUp #OneDayIWillGlossaryTerm

    Does Michael Fulmer still have more upside? *cough* Ks *cough*

    • Grey

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      @kingslayer: Haha…I’m pretty whatever on Fulmer, team is terrible, he doesn’t K anyone

  35. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Morning Grey, great write up following a short day!

    Somehow I find myself already log jammed early in the season. Looking to optimize my lineup in my high dollar league:

    C – Alfaro
    1B – Goldy
    2B – Chris Taylor
    3B- Moistasskiss
    SS – Tim Anderson
    MI – Tim Beckham
    CI – Bellinger
    OF – Harper, Springer, Mazara, Conforto, Braun
    U – Mitch Haniger
    Bench – Bogarts (DL), Dan Murphy (DL), Matt Davidson
    SP – Carlos Martinez, Chris Archer, Lance McCullers (ugh), Trevor Bauer (woo hoo!), Maeda, Zach Wheeler, Vince Velazquez
    DL – Jake Lamb
    DL – Alex Reyes

    1. Wheeler and Velazquez are basically streamers, but I’m debating holding. Should I cut bait and open them up for streamers slots?
    2. Do I drop anyone for Trevor Williams? I owned him, but dropped him when I saw Cubs on deck.
    3. Am I wasting my DL stash with Reyes? I drafted him in the last round when I was feeling pretty happy with my draft class of ’18 and thought I could hold long term, as injuries pile up I’m not sure hes worth it.
    4. Anyone on my roster I could drop? I’m a rosterbaiting addict but I’m not sure who I can safely let go on offense…Matt Davidson was the plan but dudes been hot.

    Thanks for all you do!

  36. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft

    Lose Snell or Wacha for Trevor Williams or hold?

    happy friday man

  37. OaktownSteve says:
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    I have T. Williams (Pitt) and T. Williams (Mil). At some point after that game started I was suddley sure that I’d accidentally started the wrong T. Williams. But turns out I started the right one. Hey Culligan Man!

    I told y’all like a month ago that Ian Kennedy was throwing the ball well. He won’t be this good all year obviously. I streamed him in the FCL yesterday.

    • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Am I the only one who read “Hey, Culligan Man!” in a Paul Lynde voice? Just me? Okay.

      I really like Kennedy whenever he’s at home. He usually gets some great matchups too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I should’ve streamed him… More the T. Williams, the merrier!

  38. Gotime says:
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    Well my apologies to Jose Martinez, his family and friends, Mr Grey Albright and company for wanting to find a way to drop him for streamers all week. Good thing I took your advice and held on.. guess I’ll sit back today, sip on a Capri Sun and field some trade offers that I’m sure to get today. Thanks again!

  39. Zupaz says:
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    Give up Springer and Ohtani for Altuve?

  40. kilkennybrian says:
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    Alex Wood or Luis Castillo ROS?

  41. Philsfan76 says:
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    Happy Friday, Mr Lothario.

    Is it time to cut ties with Giolito in favor of Trevor Williams?

  42. sdub says:
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    a) Bench Stroman tonight @ CLE?

    b) Who is the first guy you’d drop among these pitchers: Montgomery, Mikolas, Wacha — and do you like Trevor Williams more than any of them?

    Thanks!

    • sdub says:
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      @sdub:

      c) Also is it time to cut ties with Mike Taylor for a stash like Calhoun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sdub: A. Yes B. Montgomery, Mikolas, yes on Trevor C. If bench bat, sure

  43. Synyster says:
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    Love the whirrrrrlstar reference. Gold.

    Drop Ramos for Cervelli? Drop anyone for Trevor Williams? I don’t really like carrying bench bats, and pitching seems to always get grabbed quickly in our 6×6 league, with QS. Do I really need three relievers when Saves are really only one stat in H2H? Or hold and make no changes? Thanks!

    Starting lineup: Ramos, Hosmer, Dee G, Machado, Gregorius, Trout, Merrifield, Cain, Jose Ramirez, Bench:Puig,Braun

    Pitching: Ohtani, Taillon, Bauer, deGrom, Snell, Sonny Gray, Eduardo R, Wacha, Chapman, Herrera, Middleton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Synyster: Ha… Sure, try Cervelli — Williams over Ed-Rod

      • Synyster says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks you have yourself a fine wknd.

  44. doug says:
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    would you give up either cain or gall for luis castillo? 5×5 h2h

  45. nightpandas says:
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    Morning FML,

    I am wondering if Buxton and Hoskins is enough of a return for Sale in a keeper. (15 teams/obp.k/9)

    My staff as of right now is: Sale/Bauer/Castillo/Morton/Y Chirinos

    • b the esq. says:
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      @nightpandas: How many you keep per year? What is the rest of your roster? Based on what you posted, I think I would be hesitant to deal Sale….in a 15 teamer you pitching would look pretty weak without him.

    • Cram It says:
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      @nightpandas: It’s a good return, but like B said, SP is pretty weak after that.

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @nightpandas: tough,id sure want Hoskins somehow,maybe offer Castillo and something for Hoskins,sounds like he needs pitching bad

  46. Joe Beisbol says:
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    I have one add left for this week. I’m thinking of adding Lucchesi, since I doubt he’ll be available on Monday (when we get 4 new adds for the week). But that would also require me to go without a 2B until then. Should I:

    A. Drop Anderson for Lucchesi, or Ramos (and stream at C)?
    B. Forget Lucchesi, and drop Anderson, Ramos, or R.Lopez for a 2B (like Asdrubal, Lowrie, or Peraza)?

    12-Team, Yahoo, H2H, 5×5 Redraft League
    C – Ramos, 1B – Abreu, 2B – [Empty], 3B – Sano, SS – Machado, OF – Stanton/Dickerson/Cespedes, Util – Cain, Bench – Gurriel, T.Anderson, DL – Murphy

    SP – Darvish/Berrios/Corbin/Duffy/Richards/Roark/Triggs/R.Lopez; RP – Davis/Morrow/Soria/Strickland

    • Cram It says:
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      @Joe Beisbol: I’d say stream C but you should be able to at least tell if you need the offense at 2B or the one start from a pitcher in your H2H matchup.

      • Joe Beisbol says:
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        @Grey: Tim, your favorite SS sleeper!

          • Joe Beisbol says:
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            @Grey: Nah. I just have a glut at SS because I can play Machado there and Sano at 3rd. Just not sure Anderson will amount to much besides 20-25 steals, given his OBP.

  47. bankenonrankin says:
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    SP -Pivetta, T. Williams or Chirinos- So if you were to pick 2 ouuta 3????,

  48. b the esq. says:
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    Better SP as a RP in a relatively shallow league where we have Saves and Holds as separate categories….Peacock or Gsellmen.

    3 SP, 2 RP, 4 P starting spots, daily transactions/roster changes.

    Currently have Chapman, Osuna, Allen, Box, Giles, Andrew Miller in the RP and P spots on a daily basis. Start as many SPs as I have on a current day but hate to leave a roster spot potentially unused so usually look for at least 1 SP that could get holds/give mid reliever value.

    Currently have both Gsellmen and Peacock, but thinking of dropping one of them to pick up another SP or open a streaming spot.

    Thoughts? Thanks!

  49. bigbear says:
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    Wacha – Meh with a side of meh. At least he had 5/5 K/IP. Against a Votto-less REDS. Are you comfortable starting him against any team other than the Reds, Marlins, and Padres in the NL?

    • Grey

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      @bigbear: Starting him everywhere except Coors for now

  50. Terrence Mann says:
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    So my brother barely follows MLB. He’s never played roto and had to ask me Ohtani’s name last night. We’re watching the Royals game and at the end of the 6th inning he remarks,

    “Kennedy is getting Greinke’d.”

    Greinke last played for KC in 2010 so it’s been at least eight years since I explained the term to him and it’s apparently still in his lexicon.

  51. Q says:
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    Grey!!!

    Pick TWO streamers, if you would. They can’t be on the same day, though. I listed matchups & SON numbers. QS instead of Wins, . 12 team h2h

    Fri:
    Matz v MIL (12.9) SON likes him in general, it seems
    Ed Rodriguez v. BAL (11.2)
    Kuhl @ MIA (6.3)

    Sat:
    Mikolas @CIN (8)

    Sun:
    Felix v. OAK (9.3)
    JA Happ @CLE (8)
    I Nova @ MIA (6.4)
    Lucchesi v SF (3.1) Hodgepadre?

    Thanks sir.

  52. Mickey Maloney says:
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    How hard would you go after Senzel with your FAAB budget? Reports are that he’ll be called up this weekend. I don’t know that a greater impact rookie will become available all season.

  53. Nathan says:
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    Junis or Wood?

  54. Big Ticket says:
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    I’m loving Jose Martinez, but also wondering I should look to sell high based on kinda crappy peripherals. 33% soft contact, 19% fly ball, etc … Or are there other peripherals I’m missing? Thanks Grey!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Big Ticket: Always sell high if you get a good return.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big Ticket: Agree with Cram — he’s obviously not a .360 hitter

  55. Chicitysox23 says:
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    Pick up Brian Anderson and Drop Matt Davidson at 3rd?

  56. Josh says:
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    13 team mixed league – R, H, HR, RBI, BB, SB, AVG, OPS categories

    Team: Y. Molina, Mancini, Dozier, JosRam, Puig, Buxton, S. Marte, Jos Mart., Franchy, Yelich(DL)

    I’m losing Andrus for 6-8 weeks… (ugh!). Who would you suggest out of these waiver SS?

    Solarte
    Galivs
    Semien
    Torreyes
    N. Ahmed
    Peraza
    E. Escobar
    K Marte

    I’m thinking Solarte…

    thanks

    • Tony says:
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      @Josh: semien

      • Josh says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks both.

        Grey – even with Suarez coming back and Senzel looming? Still go Peraza?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Suarez is coming back when? In 2 months?

          • Josh says:
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            @Grey:

            Not sure how long fractured thumb is… but point taken.

  57. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey, Happy Friday to you! 1) we starting Matz in a shallow 10 Team mixed league today? Home vs Mil and SON loving him at $12.9. 2) please rank for me: Pivetta, J Montgomery, Ryu, Chirinos. And any of these guys definite ownables rather than streamers in shallow mixer? Thanks as always

  58. Huggz says:
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    Any insight into why Streamy hates Trevor Williams. I finally bought in with him despite that, but curious if you had any insight. Are you playing matchups with him, and if so how are you deciding since Streamy is always so down on him? Or are you starting him every time out now?

    Also, if anyone cares, Streamy likes Mikolas today, but as someone who’s watched his starts, I’m not going near him at Great American the way he’s been giving up homers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Huggz: No Ks, not especially great track record, I’m seeing things Streamy’s not seeing

      • Huggz says:
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        @Grey: Whoah…

  59. Lovedarooks says:
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    Peraza seems to be back in their good graces when Senzel comes up is he in danger of losing time or should I pick him up in the last NL auction tomorrow? I need speed at 2b
    what do you think his AB R RBI SB projections are

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Lovedarooks: IF Senzel comes up soon,he will play 3rd base until Suarez returns,

      • Lovedarooks says:
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        Thx
        Then what. Looking at ROS

        • AL KOHOLIC says:
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          @Lovedarooks: depends if Senzel is hitting/is Peraza hitting and running(he looks good right now)but if Peraza isnt hitting he will loose PT

  60. Glory Daze says:
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    Hey Grey
    Which (2) SP do I go after
    Maeda
    Pivetta
    R. Lopez
    Luchessi
    Triggs
    Folty

    Thanks as always

  61. phil says:
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    I need to drop one…Orlando Arcia or Colin Moran?

  62. crimedog says:
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    I love all these blurbs and articles about the struggling Ian Happ in his 40 PA this year. If we’re going to look at small sample sizes and draw conclusions that Ian Happ is now a player who we can expect to K at a 45% rate and bat .180 the rest of the year, why don’t we look at his last two games where he’s 3/5 with a homer, double and no strikeouts (hand emoji on chin).

    I guess Maddon agrees though and would rather play Tommy La Stella and Almora.

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @crimedog: the coolest part is that today, after stringing together some production, he goes back to the bench. Against a horrible righting in Anibal Sanchez. MADDONING (get it, cuz Joe Maddon is insufferable).

      • Gabe Kaplers Tapioca Balls says:
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        @DonSlaughtOnslaught: yeah that’s what I was alluding to. They’re starting Stella and almora today…blah

        • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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          @Gabe Kaplers Tapioca Balls: ha sorry, I always see the time stamps and forget they aren’t Eastern time (WEST COAST BIAS).

          But anyway, I feel you pain. I am not a super smart manager with fancy glasses, but I think yo-yoing a talented but seemingly streaky hitter may not be the coolest idea. And for a seemingly sabermetically-inclined to look at the two hole, which is the prime spot, and think “yeah, Tommy LaStella, that’s the ticket” is just weird.

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @Gabe Kaplers Tapioca Balls: @DonSlaughtOnslaught: @Grey:

          Why in the world would Maddon want more at bats from La Stella, batting 2nd then Baez, red hot, batting 7th. I still think the Cubs won the World Series in spite of Maddon.

          The guy is nuts.

  63. Dave Funnell says:
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    A week ago you told me you wouldn’t want Ohtani the hitter (only), who I have, and, admittedly, I got shy and didn’t drop him. Now, since then, he’s mashed a few HR and gotten some nice hits, but he’s at best offensive depth as it looks like he’ll pitch every Sunday and not be in the lineup on Mondays and Saturdays to hit.

    I still don’t know if he’s dropable, but I think he does have some value, no? I don’t want to be the guy that just let go of a $1 Ohtani (hitter), but I don’t know if his value will get any higher than it is now.

    I’m targeting Austin Barnes, who has under performed, but has C,2B eligibility in my league. Is that a fair 1 for 1 deal? Or, that owner has shown interest in Mazara and G. Polanco…..go:

    Polanco/Mazara/Ohtani (hitter

    for

    J. Martinez/C. Taylor/Barnes

    Or just drop him like you said a week ago and be done with this?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Dave Funnell: Why would you drop him? Drop him for who?

      • Dave Funnell says:
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        @Cram It:

        Probably for guys I’d pick off from the stream-o-nator I bought and love. And hitters too.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Dave Funnell: I’d try and trade him before you straight drop him. I’m sure you could get a taker.

  64. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    I just logged in to check my NFBC teams and set the weekend lineups and realized that I left Max Kepler in for his 2 HR game earlier this week. What a Faux Plus!

    Happy Friday the 13th everyone! If you’re looking for a good slasher recommendation but are unfamiliar with the Friday the 13th movies, here’s how I’d rank them (from worst to best):

    Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday
    Part V: A New Beginning
    Friday the 13th (2009)
    Freddy vs Jason
    Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
    Friday the 13th (1980)
    Part 2
    Jason X
    Part VII: The New Blood
    Part III
    Part VI: Jason Lives
    Part IV: The Final Chapter

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      @Big Magoo: You rank Jason in Space over Freddy vs Jason? Your wig is fried.

      • Big Magoo

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        @Fungazi 2.0: FvJ was basically a Freddy movie. They made Jason into a mindless zombie in that one. Jason X had some great kills in it (cryo, sleeping bag redo) and Kane Hodder. Liked it much better.

        • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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          @Big Magoo: Hmm maybe I always liked the Elm St series more which is why I ranked that higher. Jason in space felt like b-rated junk and I’m ashamed to admit I’ve seen it more than once.

          • Big Magoo

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            @Fungazi 2.0: Yeah, that makes sense. FvJ seems like a movie geared more towards Freddy fans. I’m a Jason guy.

            Jason X is a ridiculous B-movie, but it’s very entertaining. At this point of the franchise, most fans are just looking for some badass kills. It delivers on that front.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Big Magoo: I like the one that Rob Zombie did. Which one was that?

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Cram It: Rob Zombie did the Halloween remakes/reboots. He wasn’t involved in any of the Friday movies to the best of my knowledge.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Big Magoo: Haha. Shows you how much in tune I am with horror movies.

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Cram It: It’s never too late!

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: If you’re looking for good writing and quality filmmaking, well… you might want to look elsewhere. If you’re interested in a badass killer with cool/gruesome kills and gratuitous nudity sprinkled throughout, this is your jam.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I can’t watch horror films, they scare me too much

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: now that sounds like a faux plus

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Definitely not a motherfluker

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: hey! That’s not a flukazy!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: you’re the worst…among pizza bagels with blogs

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Aw man!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I kid I kid, Im like Triumph…. but not funny

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You watch the Triumph special on Hulu? It was glorious

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I started but haven’t finished. Im balls deep in MLB the Show 18 on Playstation as I try to manage the Dodgers to the world series they should have won.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Righting wrongs!

          • Big Magoo

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            @Grey: If you ever change your mind, check out part 4. It has a young Corey Feldman playing Tommy Jarvis (one of the few recurring characters in the series) and probably the most memorable cast of characters in the franchise. Crispin Glover is delightfully weird (which is probably unnecessary to say). Some great kills. Plenty of boobs. It’s awesome.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, sounds awesome!

              • Big Magoo

                Big Magoo says:
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                @J-FOH: Actually, I think he might show off the Gloobs. He gets lucky with one of the hot twins in the cabin.

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Big Magoo: where is the Crispin Glover sex tape?

  65. Hepcat13 says:
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    Great write up!

    Yahoo, 5×5, 12 team H2H

    Moran, Flaherty, or Suarez, from waivers and drop C. Villanueva?

    Thanks!

  66. Slappy Jack says:
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    Happ sitting against a RHP this afternoon …

    SERENITY NOW!

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @DonSlaughtOnslaught: @Slappy Jack: Ian Happ is truly the best of times and the blurst of times. OPENING DAY HOMERUN…SUPER SLUMP…PINCH HIT HR (ON MY BENCH)…PINCH HIT SB (ON MY BENCH)…GETTING ON BASE AGAIN, YEAH, HERE COMES OLD GAS CAN ANIBAL SANCHALBERTO ALMORA WILL GET THE START IN CENTERFIELD AND HIT LEADOFF.

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @Grey: happs back in the lineup now

          • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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            @Grey: we are in a glass case of Ian Happ emotion

    • crimedog says:
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      @Slappy Jack: 3 day ago Happ was dropped in my 14 teamer. I had the 14th claim and got him, was shocked, thrilled, etc. What has he done since? go 3/5 no K’s, homer double, yada yada yada…now benched today against RHP….I’m starting to think my 13 other league members knew something I didn’t. Maybe they are all personal friends with the Mad man himself and I just don’t know.

  67. Swfcdan says:
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    I wasted half my childhood stabbing those damn Capri sun drink pouches! Hah

    Trade Davidson for Junis or Lucchesi? Who is looking legit(er)?

  68. Chris says:
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    10 team h2h points league. I still am weary of Williams. Does he pick that K/9 up? I got sonuvabenched by him last night (as i am are many have).

    Thinking about packaging him + Sano for a better pitcher, my team right now is

    Yadi
    Goldy
    Kinsler
    Beltre
    Bregman
    Anderson
    Sano
    Harper
    Marte
    Cain
    Hamilton
    Segura
    Cabrera
    Fowler
    Crawford
    Odor

    Cole
    Arrietta
    Snell
    deGrom
    Kluber
    Hill
    Anderson
    Williams
    Mikolas
    Osuna
    Davis

    A lot of info to say, should I try and get someone like a Chris Archer or a better guy or stick with Williams?

    • Grey

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      @Chris: If you can get a #1 SP I’d take it, Sano’s not a cheap guy tho, I’d want something, Archer would work

  69. Scandalous Bob says:
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    Would you drop Wacha for Trevor Williams?

  70. Basement Artie says:
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    Have to laugh every time Peacock pitches to Pujols. Can’t help it.

  71. primetime says:
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    Souza had a set back, thoughts of him for ROS?

    Also, M Haniger or J Lamb (when Lamb is off DL)

    Last, would you drop Shark or J Gray for Ryu, he has SD next week or coninue to roll out with Bundy at home vs Cleveland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @primetime: Did he have a setback? First I’m hearing of it… Haniger — Shark

  72. Big League Wood says:
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    Will Brazzers have Hanley a video before today’s game?

    NFBC locks – bench him for the weekend ???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big League Wood: Haha… I’d try to wait until Sox game to see if he’s playing today

  73. Ben says:
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    I want to start Reynaldo Lopez today. Why? I don’t know. Talk me out of it? Please?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ben: No idea who’s playing

    • Gigorilla says:
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      look at the weather

  74. Moneyball says:
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    I wonder how long we’ll have to wait for Acuna now.
    Ugly start in AAA going 3/25 with 4 total bases, 10 K’s and 2 BB’s.

  75. lubes says:
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    Here’s what my batting looks like today-
    C
    Welington Castillo CWS – C
    Day-to-Day

    1B
    Trey Mancini Bal – 1B,OF
    Day-to-Day

    2B
    Chris Taylor LAD – 2B,SS,OF

    3B
    Manny Machado Bal – 3B,SS ?

    SS
    (Empty)

    CI
    (Empty)

    MI
    (Empty)

    OF
    Andrew Benintendi Bos – OF ?

    OF
    Mitch Haniger Sea – OF

    OF
    Rhys Hoskins Phi – 1B,OF ?

    OF
    (Empty)

    Util
    Tim Anderson CWS – SS

    BN
    Manuel Margot SD – OF
    10-Day DL

    BN
    Eugenio Suárez Cin – 3B
    10-Day DL

    BN
    Anthony Rizzo ChC – 1B,2B ?
    10-Day DL

    BN
    Ryon Healy Sea – 1B,3B
    10-Day DL

    BN
    Ronald Acuña Jr. Atl – OF
    Not Active

    DL
    Rougned Odor Tex – 2B
    10-Day DL

    DL
    Mike Zunino Sea – C
    10-Day DL

    BN
    Yuli Gurriel Hou – 1B
    10-Day DL

    Gurriel is coming back, but, I mean, cmon!

    Limited pickup league- who to add to stop the bleeding? These guys are out there
    Dickerson
    Reddick
    Lowrie
    Ohtani (Batter)
    Kipnis
    Herrera
    Kepler
    Calhoun
    Peralta

    Thanks

  76. Should I pick the Catcher scab and drop Alfaro for Cervilli?

    Also, did I make a huge mitakes turning down my Chris Taylor for his DJ + Lance Lynn?

  77. HomerHWBush says:
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    Would you trade Jose Abreu for Yelich and Bogaerts?
    Currently have
    OF: Blackmon, Puig, K.Davis, Mazara, Michael Taylor
    1B/CI: Mancini, Josh Bell
    MI: Ceez Hernandez, Tim Beckham

  78. Whatever says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Who would you start vs sit?

    Mahle at home vs STL
    Weaver @CIN
    Eduardo Rodriguez at home vs BAL

  79. Jaone says:
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    Would you trade Jose Martinez, and Robbie Cano for George Springer, and Hosmer?

    Who wins, Carlos Santana for Puig?

  80. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good morning, Grey! So…Ian Happ’s sitting again today. Clearly Maddon doesn’t care if Happ has a good hitting day the day previous, he must just be playing pitcher matchups. Alas.

    Would you drop any of Kiermeier, Zimmer or Arcia for any of Franchy, Leonys, Kemp or Granderson in RCL? Thanks very much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I saw on Happ…. So annoying…. Arcia for Franchy

  81. JC says:
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    Alex wood or Trevor Williams?

  82. JP says:
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    AL only 4×4 whip, era, w, and saves. Tropeano or Marco Gonzales? Thanks

  83. Ed Spinelli says:
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    Happy Friday Grey!
    SO Giolito was my #5 and watched him pitch last game. Looked pretty hittable & not so special and realize it’s early. So I decided to drop him last night to pick up E Rod based on Streamanator call for today ( even though I do not really see this one).
    My thought was to pick up Piveto who is on the wire and see you have some love for T Williams as well?
    Sooooo, Piveta, T Williams or Hang onto E Rod…..would you mind ranking those for me please.
    Thank,s Champsok1

      • Ed Spinelli says:
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        @Grey: Thanks as always! I was hoping he was the pick

  84. JC says:
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    Last Trevor Williams question…
    Edoardo Rodriguez or Trevor Williams?
    Thanks, Grey!

  85. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    2 Questions for you:

    Drop J. Montgomery for T. Williams or Ryu in a 12 Team Yahoo H2H with OPS and Holds

    Drop S. Gray for Ryu in a 10 Team Yahoo H2H Points League

    Ryu has a the Pads next time around, so he would seem to be a good add.

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Williams — no on Gray

  86. Steve D. says:
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    Chris Davis, Justin Bour or Yonder Alonso for power in a 12 team 5×5 redraft? Any of those guys worth dropping Hicks for?

  87. Leon says:
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    I am thinking about the colorado OF right now. Seems mccmahon is very close to getting sent down in my opnion, could be too early. I see desmond moving to 1b. Who do you think is the best cuff right now between Tapia and Dahl. Or do you think parra would keep both of them down.

    • Leon says:
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      @Leon: also, suter or trop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither will play even if called up, unless someone is hurt — Dahl

  88. Burtski says:
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    TGIF GREY!

    ROS… Moran or Bour?

  89. Jubaka says:
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    Should I start Roark vs Colorado tonite

  90. Jack says:
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    Hold on Moncada, or begin the 2B revolving door with Cesar Hernandez?

  91. Turd Wendell says:
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    Puig for Junis? 12 tm h2h 5×5.

  92. Johnny Be Good says:
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    Hey Grey, TGIF!

    Which side you rather own: G Richards & Baez or D Price & Story ?

    have a great weekend :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez, you too!

  93. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    I picked up the streaking Thames but Jose Martinez is available as a FA. Should I drop Thames for Martinez?

    Thanks!

  94. Matty says:
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    Who do you prefer going forward in a keeper:
    Nick Pivetta, Hodgepadre extraordinaire Joey Lucchesi, or Yonny Chirinos?
    Thanks.

    • Matty says:
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      @Matty:
      Nevermind, I had Pivetta misspelled when I searched the earlier comments. I think I see the answer above.

  95. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Also, Wacha or T. Williams?

    Thanks!

  96. Cable says:
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    I get paid to read this everyday at work……only in the USA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope you’re putting it on your resume

  97. Tony C says:
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    Please rank top 3 among Trevor Williams, Minor, Ryu, McCarthy, Gibson and Cashner. Thank u!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Williams, Ryu, Minor

    • Tony C says:
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      Also, Gennett or Cesar Hernandez?

  98. Db says:
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    Start piscotty @ Seattle leake, Gonzalez, Felix

    Or

    Addison Russell vs anibal Sanchez, Newcomb, Teheran

  99. Cram It says:
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    Lineups have Happ in now and Almora out. I don’t know what to believe anymore.

    • crimedog says:
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      @Cram It: where do you usually check? baseball press has Happ out but rotowire has Happ in, this is wild. haha

      • Cram It says:
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        @crimedog: Rotowire, yeah. Plus my fantasy teams have him as a go. This is stupid.

    • crimedog says:
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      @Cram It: I’m now reading Almora was scratched because he’s sick. Can’t believe Maddon has to make up excuses to play Happ now…smh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh please Lord

  100. kilkennybrian says:
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    What’s a fair 1-1 to trade away Wood for?

    • Cram It says:
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      @kilkennybrian: There’s probably 50 answers to that. What do you need?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Cram It: hahaha, you have a need, identify it, and then find someone who needs an arm. Sounds logical

        • Cram It says:
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          @J-FOH: You would think. People are so worried about getting equal value sometimes.

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Cram It: Not telling us anything is like asking us to get them a date and putting them on Tinder and Grinder because we don’t know what they like

            • kilkennybrian says:
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              @J-FOH: Well, this early in year, I don’t exactly have glaring needs. I’m trying to get an idea of how much I should devalue Wood; he clearly seems off. I wanna sell kinda low but not go overboard.

  101. crimedog says:
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    Haven’t had a chance to watch wacha yet. was at work gamecasting, watching the dots ya know? It looked like from the dots he settled in a bit after the first few innings.

    His walks are out of control right now. Did it look like he settled in after the first few innings and located his pitches? Just wondering if maybe he needs to shake off a little more rust to get back to walking less than 3 per 9 like he’s usually done.

    Assuming this is the case since you’re holding him but wanted to ask since you watched.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems to have no command, but like I said Reds got a little lucky (Peraza specifically), and he didn’t look awful, obviously not dominant

      • crimedog says:
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        @Grey: ahh man, the no command is not a great sign, was hoping maybe he settled in and commanded well the last couple innings.

  102. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Drop any of these for Peraza?

    Tim Anderson, Beckham, Miguel Rojas, Kingery

    Thanks in advance.

      • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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        @Cram It: Yeah. Grey wrote him up yesterday.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Shin-Soo Choo Choo: He noted that he hit his 2nd HR. He’s written extensively about his love for Anderson and there’s a lot of material on Kingery. But he mentioned Rojas has his 2nd HR as a hot schmotato, of which he has 20 in 2600 career ABS’s at 29 years old and somehow it’s a tacit endorsement that he’s in the same categories as these guys.

  103. ten team league says:
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    Good morning Grey !! This is my 1st time in a 10 team league usually a 12 team so holding talent is hard to judge. Many more goor free agents and what do I do with prospects ?? pick them up and drop a proven player in a 10 team league plus my bench is only 4 spots plus 1 Dl spot. I’m in a h2h weekly points al/nl league. I lost elvis so he’s on my DL. we only have a 4 person bench. Looks like I can move machado over to SS in 3 more games then use Nick C from Detroit in my UTspot to fill in at 3rd. Or would you drop him for Senzel? Or pick up Senzel as well because I need a Utility player to start. I just picked up asdrubal ( 2nd,3rd,SS in my league ) to fill in. I could drop him for senzel? right now my 4 bench spots are all pitchers. Samardjzia, Mccullers, Odorizzi and Flaherty still in the minors…. Drop him? instead?? Thx for all the help sorry about the mill. questions. Have a great day !!!

    P.S. my team real quick so you have a idea
    Y molina
    goldy,
    d gordon, soon to be OF eligible in my league
    Elvis DL spot
    Machado soon to be eligible at SS in my league and moved over to fill in for elvis
    Khris davis
    Trout
    J upton
    Utility spot open Nick Cast. from detroit was there now to be moved to 3b unless you think otherwise. and asdrubal or senzel to fill in there.

    Pitchers
    bench this week Samardjzia, Mccullers, Odorizzi and Flaherty still in the minors..starters are….. berries, tallion, carlos mart. ,Arrieta, Keuchel, closers are Morrow and chapman.

    Thx again Grey !! Have a great day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Flaherty, grab Senzel

  104. Shawn J says:
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    Inciarte or Hicks for bench depth. Points league.

  105. Jack says:
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    Odorizzi or Lucchesi?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: sounds like he’s picking crime families

  106. tjw4404 says:
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    I’ve been offered Adrian Beltre, Carlos Martinez, and Taillon for Brad Hand and Clevinger. Should I do it? Also should I drop anyone for Jose Martinez?

    I’m in a standard 5×5 yahoo league.

    My team:
    C Cervelli
    1B Freeman
    2B Kingery
    SS Bregman
    3B Gallo
    OF Bryce
    OF Cespedes
    OF Dickerson
    Util Reddick
    BN Acuna
    BN Rizzo
    DL Deshields

    Sp Weaver
    Sp Wacha
    RP Soria
    RP Hand
    P Bauer
    P Greene
    P Kela
    Bn Wood
    Bn Junis
    Bn Clevinger
    DL Melancon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like good trade, lose Junis

      • tjw4404 says:
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        @Grey:

        I have to drop one more besides Junis, who should it be?

  107. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Grey,
    One more if you don’t mind. E Rod is off the DL so I need to do something. Should I just drop him or is he a better option than S. Gray or Wacha. I also have Kingery on my Bench, which is a no no (bench bat) in your eyes, and definitely is in this 10 Team Yahoo H2H Points League. I’m leaning to just dropping E Rod, but I wanted to ask.

    Thanks very much Grey.

  108. Nightpandas says:
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    DeDong or Desmond in an obp / slg league ?

  109. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    I would be pretty upset if I had noticed Happ was out and gone through all my teams to remove him!

    Since I didn’t, have to think this is already a great day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I’ll take it since I only have him in one weekly league

  110. ERad says:
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    I’ve watched all of Wacha’s starts so far – he seems like the type of guy that is going to figure it out at some point this year, just don’t know when. Unfortunately, in a H2H league, his starts are killing me right now, so probably will toss him to the wire and proceed to monocle his ass (no homo).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, hope he does

  111. Cohen says:
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    Please rank McCullers, Manaea, Williams?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nothing’s changed for these since preseason

  112. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Thames is streaking but Jose Martinez is available as a FA. Thames or Martinez?

    Thanks!

  113. Det. John Kimble says:
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    Javier baez on the wire. Drop DeJong or Chris Taylor for him?

    Thanks again Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Which character was he? Taylor

      • Det. John Kimble says:
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        He played Wallace’s cousin who rises above all the poverty to become an actor and star in Black Panther. Life has really come full circle.

  114. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto with two keepers. i need to pick up a catcher this week. who to drop? wacha, nate jones or soria?

  115. Matthew Dettman says:
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    Gray! Excellent as always. In a 16tm dynasty league ive been manning lowrie as my 2b but have rendon/donaldson/sano at 3b/util and am looking to move one of those for a more solid 2b or OF option. In a league that has k’s as negative and tb/ops, who would be a reasonable target to move for? Would dozier for sano move the needle for a team with 2b?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d take Dozier

  116. moneyball1987 says:
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    Qs dynasty

    Newcomb or mikolas for the last spot on my staff

  117. H says:
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    Grey, I have been offered Beltre or Adam Jones for my Tanner Roark. Whom of these two would you rather have? I would probably have to drop either Mancini or Kingery if I made a move for either. With my lineup I’m not sure if I need either, what do you think? Accept or hold? Thank you!

    C Grandal
    1b Goldy
    2B Ramirez
    3B Bregman
    SS Correa
    OF Harper
    OF JD Martinez
    OF Stanton
    UTIL Hamilton
    UTIL Kingery
    BN Mancini

    If I make this trade I could replace Roark with T. Williams or Newcomb. Williams or Newcomb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t need either

  118. Humm Baby says:
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    Are you dropping Wacha or J. Montgomery for either T. Williams or Stratton? I already have S. Gray, and usually avoid AL East arms. Now I have 2. My team WHIP is god awful.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Mo for Williams

      • Humm Baby says:
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        @Grey: Thank you. I considered Stratton for Petco game, and dropped ball on adding him.

  119. EZ says:
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    How’s this teoscar Hernandez guy? Worth a pickup?

  120. The Great Knoche says:
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    Anybody hear anything about what the Rangers are doing yet? Is Willy free?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think Teoscar’s being called up

  121. Paul says:
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    Kingery or Kinsler ROS?

  122. Grey

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

  123. John Carl O. says:
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    Worldstar Grey! Wooorldstaaaar! (Not wordstar, which is what you are <3)

  124. Bencaseyjes says:
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    Who won this trade: Votto, L Severino, Treinen for J Abreu, R Osuna, & McCullers….also can I drop whit merrifield for asdrubal Cabrera, lowrie, etc? 10 team h2h, so always people available

  125. Jammy McJamster says:
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    I really need saves. Drop Peacock or Chatwood for Baez or Fields (or both)?

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