Did you know Huascar Ynoa signed as a 16-year-old, when he was likely 10 years old, because the Braves scout players when they’re in Latin American T-ball? “The kid throws 97 as an 8-year-old, we might want to throw $500 his family’s way so he signs with us for twelve years.” That’s a Braves scout. By the way, according to prospect grades, Latin American T-ball is comparable to Double-A. If Huascar would’ve held out, he would’ve been a 1st round draft pick and everyone would be crazy about him. Ya know? Yeah, ya know Ynoa. He’s on the list of the top ten velocity increasers this year, up to 96+ MPH on his fastball, and he has two pitches — an 85 MPH slider is the other. Both are wipeout, bye-bye, ‘say hello to your mother for me’ type pitches. Yesterday, he had the most Ks for a 22-year-old Braves pitcher since 2013 (Teheran), going 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 0.75. With two pitches, he could get some mileage around the league once, twice, three times a Ynoa, or be out of the rotation in a few weeks. Absolutely would grab him in all leagues to see if he can keep it up each time around the track.

Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Adam Duvall – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer. This was the 2nd batty call I’ve done of Duvall and each time he homered. That’s called living right. Now, excuse me one second, I have to soak my fingers, due to early on-set arthritis from typing. Hashtag winning.

Robbie Ray – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners (3 BBs), 3 Ks, as he was activated from the IL. Only two more BBs than Rockin’ Robbie’s rockin’ in his Robbie name? A huge win. For Robbie, this is the same as a normal pitcher’s shutout. You’ve done it, Robbie! You only walked three guys! Robbie leans into a microphone, “I’d first like to thank–” Oh, sorry, Robbie, it took you too long to get on stage, your walks were too wild. Any hoo! I didn’t pick up Ray anywhere, but, yes, this was encouraging. Let’s see him do it for another start or three.

Kyle Higashioka – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and two homers (1, 2), hitting .571. It lasted a good ten days before calls to run Gary Sanchez out of town began again.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 0-for-3 as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Hey, I figured out how to change ‘Trash’ on my desktop so it reads, ‘Butt.’ Who wants to check it out?”

Tyler Glasnow – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 14 Ks, ERA at 0.46. Can’t emphasis this enough, Glasnow looks incredible. Looks like the breakout is here. Still not counting on him for 150+ IP. I can also hold the thought in my head the Rangers are laughably bad. The Rangers won’t have more than one hitter have an average over .250 this year. Won’t happen. Israel Diner-Falafel is my best bet for .250+. They will also have a few guys hit below .220. They might have more than two regulars hit .190.

Willy Adames – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, hitting .242. Adames says, would you believe…a hot schmotato?

Dane Dunning – 4 IP, 0 ER, 5 Ks, and gone after 71 pitches. 11 Ks, 1 BB in 8 IP this year. Stunning Dunning, but it’s a wonder the Rangers’ manager can tie his cleats with those kid gloves on. Streamonator likes his next start, and I do too, hopefully they let him go longer than a middle relief stint.

Marcus Stroman – Will start the 2nd game of the doubleheader today. I was corrected yesterday, it wasn’t the umps who Mr. Bungled the rainout on Sunday, it was, of course, the Mets. It seems the home team decides whether to start the game, not the umps. The umps only decide whether to stop it. This makes so little sense to me. So, a team could be like, “Hey, cool hurricane approaching from the south. Sounds like we’ll only have time for one inning. So, let’s have a position player pitch the 1st, so the other team has to use their ace and we’ll take him off the table for the rest of the series?” And that’s how you get Gerrit Cole swept up by 140 MPH winds.

Josh Bell – 1-for-3, 2 runs as he was activated from the IL. Also, Kyle Schwarber (2-for-5, 1 RBI) was reinstated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “It works the same way, you just have to empty your ‘Butt.'”

Yadier Molina – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer. His homer was considered by true fans of baseball “the right way to homer.”

Brady Singer – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (zero walks), 6 Ks, ERA at 6.48. Also, gave up three unearned runs, so was a bit of a ticker shock, but much more like what I expected from him. I’m willing to concede I might like Singer a bit more than I should, but I do, so eat it. But, prior to chowing down, the Streamonator hates his next start, and I agree.

Anthony Rendon – Hit the IL with a groin strain. Technical name for being sidelined due to the groin is a jackoff.

Alex Cobb – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.63. Not saying this was an incredible start — inCobbible? — but you’re telling me you had to draft a top starter when there’s guys like Alex Cobb racking up ten Ks? Serious question: Are there bad pitchers?

Shohei Ohtani – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, hitting .333. Just let him hit! Sorry to exclaim, but seriously, stop with the pitching nonsense.

Mike Trout – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .394. Imagine Trout would’ve played during the steroids era, and partook in a syringe or two, he would’ve hit 80 homers and .450, and I’m being realistic vs. optimistic.

Freddy Peralta – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 0.69. Now behave! Thinking a lot of you aren’t watching Peralta, because he’s not being talked about nearly enough. He’s throwing pitches nowhere near the plate that are inducing awful swings. They’re not awful swings because they’re bad hitters. The swings are happening because Peralta is so next level nasty.

Adbert Alzolay – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 6.10. Kinda what I said in the 2nd half of my Glasnow blurb. The Brewers might actually strikeout more than the Rangers, but they will also hit more homers.

Kris Bryant – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer. Would put his over/unders at 25 homers and .275, so we’re not talking a guy I’m incredibly excited about, but compared to my feelings on Bryant a mere two weeks ago, he may as well be an MVP candidate.

Dinelson Lamet – Will make at least one more start at the Padres’ alternate site, i.e., at least one more start before he opts for Tommy John surgery. Padres trading for the Mets’ trainers might end up being their undoing.

Yu Darvish – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.06. Was expecting a complete, 12+ strikeout game, so, yeah, expectations screwed up my happiness. Thanks a lot! Though, those same expectations have me impressed with Bryant’s only slightly better than mediocre start. Okay, expectations, you’re forgiven!

Wil Myers – 3-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Day early, usually Myers shows up on the 13th.

Phillip Evans – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .406. Someone start defrosting Ted Williams’s head! Okay, don’t microwave it or anything, just put it on the counter. We have time. Evans is a high-contact, low-power, no speed guy. He’s obviously a hot schmotato, but he could hit .280+ on the season, so if you need 17/.280, I have no problem with it. That line is not great for 12-team mixed or shallower.

Adam Eaton – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Adam Eaton would be leading all my teams in homers. *whips back with cat-o-nine-tails* I must be guilty of something! Please let me feel joy again!

Triston McKenzie – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.70. Ref blows whistle. “Move the Sticks!” A ref picks up McKenzie, and carries him to the Indians’ next game.

Jesse Winker – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Are you saying Tyler Naquin won’t start over Winker? Ah, weird. I could’ve sworn Naquin would from the insane FAAB bids on him this past weekend. Speaking of which, tonight is one of two FAAB periods for the RazzSlam, if you’re in it.

Wade Miley – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA vs. Aaron Sanchez – 5 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.70. Two mediocre starters in a great park against one weak road team and one simply weak team? Decent offenses and bad pitchers, streams beware. Giants/Reds at night, Streamonator in the clear.

Jake Odorizzi – Was recalled from Sugar Land. Funny, I recall only Connie Britton in that. Sugar Land was that ABC country-western music TV drama, right?

Michael Brantley – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .346. Had to drop him in my RCL, because Fantrax only has him down for UTIL eligibility, which might be the stupidest thing I’ve seen this year with eligibility, and that’s including Yahoo giving everyone position eligibility at every position.

Carlos Correa – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, in the 9th inning because Carlos Correa is a professional 9th inning hitter, and the Astros still lost by four runs to the Tigers.

Zack Greinke – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.08. Don’t be surprised if this outcome vs. the Tigers has him blaming Carol Baskin.

Akil Baddoo – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .368. Yabba Dabba Baddoo! Glad he hit 8th yesterday, it’s a good experiment to see how dumb a quote-unquote smart manager like A.J. Hinch can be. Do you really need seven much worse hitters hitting above Baddoo? Find out tomorrow on everyone’s favorite show, “How Dumb Can Hinch Be?”

Renato Nunez – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 1st homer. Speaking of dumb, he filled in for Miggy, and, yes, Miggy is a 1st ballot HOFer, but Nunez is better right now, so what does Hinch do? Takes Nunez and bats him 7th, when Miggy usually bats 3rd or cleanup. Also, I like Nunez for the cheap power

Casey Mize – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 0.82. My challenge to you, if you choose to accept it, try to find a bad starter. Someone’s gonna have a 0.50 ERA this year in 150 IP. Oh man, I just realized Rob Manfred’s long game. Rob Manfred’s gonna be like, “We need to help offense now…So, how about we move the mound back five feet?”

Chris Bassitt – 5 IP, 2 ER, 2 hits, 5 BBs, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.96. It looked like he strained his oblique on a swing, because pitchers should totally be hitting with how much offense there is in baseball. He stayed in the game, but I’m half-expecting to hear today that he woke up sore. I’m not kidding; the trainer looked at Bassitt’s side after a swing, and I wasn’t watching Westminster.

Lou Trivino – 1 IP, 0 ER, as he came into the 9th in what would’ve been the save, if the A’s didn’t foreclose in the 8th and add a run. Jake Diekman came into the game in the 7th inning, and he’s a lefty, so that didn’t work at all even though the club announced him as a closer, and then he never saved a game. That’s great. Really terrific stuff. This shituation will change fifteen times over the next five months. 1880s pharmacist who puts cocaine in every prescription, J.B. Wendelken is liable to get saves before it’s over. But right now Trivino is the guy to own.

Matt Chapman – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. “You know what? I think we should chuck him over the side when we cross the bridge–Wait a second, he moved! He’s alive! Chapman’s alive!”

Zac Gallen – Will be returning today. He had a fracture in his forearm and they were like, “Should we call it a five-arm?” So, can I get back Carrasco? C’mon, throw Grey a bone, I’m hungry for good news!

Madison Bumgarner – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 11.20. Was watching him run yesterday and couldn’t help think, “More like Madison Dumpster Pants.” Hey, Dumpster Pants, if you have to emulate one starter on how to age gracefully who looked like a HOFer in his 20s, I wouldn’t choose Felix Hernandez.

Christian Walker – Hit the IL with an oblique strain. A’la Kanye, “God show me the way because the oblique’s tryin’ to break me down…Chris…tian…Walks in pain.”

Josh Reddick – Signed with the Diamondbacks. So they have Josh Rojas and Josh Reddick? Are the Dbacks putting a team together or teaching people the Spanish language?

 
  1. Humm Baby says:
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    We buying Mize? Thinking of dropping Vaughn to make the add.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  2. Will says:
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    Sometimes I stay up late CA time in hopes that I can catch your daily post around 12:30am. I think I might need help for this fantasy baseball obsession…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  3. toolshed says:
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    Olson got hit today on the thumb and had to leave the game. Fortunately the x-rays were negative but he going to be out tomorrow for the early start. He just can’t seem to get going. He missed a few games and finally seemed to finally start to settle in. I just hope this doesn’t affect him.

    • Phil says:
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      I am beyond frustrated with Olson. I drafted him last year, and drafted him again this year. He looks awful at the dish. He’s also struggling defensively, which is not relevant to many fantasy leagues, but could be telling of other concerns. I’m not sure what to do with him, since there are not many options on the wire in my deep league, and my bench 1B is Andrew Vaughn, which is not working either. Ugh. I keep going back to Olson even though he’s breaking my heart.

      • Earl says:
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        I share your frustration as I am in the same boat.

        It amazes me how you want to give certain players a 2nd or 3rd chance and it still does not always work. I see how some people develop a Do not draft a certain player attitude. Must admit I am kind of getting there with Olson.

        Oh Well. guess see how it goes.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      10 games in.

      52.4% hard-hit rate, 96.4 mph average exit velocity, and 115.3 mph maximum exit velocity

      He’ll be fine.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hopefully it’s nothing

  4. Licketty Splits says:
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    My excuse is “working”all night on a mental health unit. Grey’s humor is especially funny in the middle of the night when I should be working. I find myself waiting for the daily update on the slow nights. Yabba Dabba Baddoo ….killing me here. . Keep up the good work!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

    • Will says:
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      You too, huh? See my post just above. Maybe I should be a patient there since I stay up also but it has nothing to do with work…

  5. hondo says:
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    My idea of balancing Zack Greinke with Peralta isn’t working.Is Zach toast?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      This could be the year!

      • captain obvious says:
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        Lol that’s what they always say. I haven’t drafted him in years. He always seems to end up doing good though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wasn’t drafting Greinke

  6. Crazy J says:
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    Dumpster-pants is right, what the hell happened to him?

    12-team Yahoo 5×5 I have the following SP staff:
    Sonny, Lynn, Paddock, Means, May, Canning and Yarbrough… drop any of these for Luke Weaver?

    • Crazy J says:
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      Oops, no May… I traded him and Alex Reyes for Mondesi and Karinchak

      and this is a H2H league if that makes any difference… que The Smiths

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        Canning ot Yarbrough can go…flip a coin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yar

  7. toolshed says:
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    I have to comment on baddoo. This is a good story and the tigers need the energy he brings. Hinch moved him up from 9th…baby steps.

    His EV tonight has me more pumped.

    109.3 MPH HR (450 feet)
    101.6 MPH 2B off the wall
    101.4 MPH sac fly

    Not too bad for a guy with speed that nobody heard of

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yabba dabba Baddoo!

  8. toolshed says:
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    AZ is joke. At least the pirates don’t spend money. They sign Reddick but let’s not forget they also signed bumgarner for 5 years/85. He is owed $79M over the next 4 years (including this one). Wow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not a well run org

    • Will says:
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      Don’t forget they also traded their #1 pick Dansby Swanson for Shelby Miller. Oops.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha, yup

  9. galica123 says:
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    Grey!!!!!

    Awesome, fabulous, SUPER-DUPER, daily update!!

    a. Start Kendricks tonight against hot MIL (Woodruff)? I’m leaning no. Am starting these 5.

    1. Bundy @KC (Duffy)
    2. Gausman at home versus CIN (Castillo)
    3. Means at home versus SEA (Sheffield)
    4. Ryu at home versus NYY (Taillon)
    5. Maeda at home versus BOS (Eovaldi)

    b. Check out the stats of this player, last 7 days. Tell me you wouldn’t want this player on your roster in a 5×5 12-team RCL?

    AB=23
    H=9
    R=6
    HR=1
    RBI=7
    GP=6
    BA=.391
    OPS=+.900
    Lineup Order=3rd

    c. Marx Brothers quote of the day for April 13, 2021

    Mary Eaton: ‘Mr. Hammer, will you let me say something please?’

    Groucho: ‘I hardly think so and there’s something else I want to bring to your mind. Where will you be when you’re 65?’

    Mary Eaton: ‘That’s only about three months from now. If I were to buy, I should prefer some place like Palm Beach.’

    Groucho: ‘Palm Beach? The Atlantic City of yesterday? The slums of tomorrow? Do you know that the population of Cocoanut Beach had doubled in the past week?

    Mary Eaton: ‘Has it?’

    Groucho: ‘Three bulldogs were born. We’re expecting a nanny goat in the morning.’

    d. Random Reggie Jackson quote of the day for April 13, 2021

    ‘No. No, no, no, no, Blyleven wasn’t even the dominant pitcher of his era – it was Jack Morris.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! A. You mean Hendricks? Sure

      B. Yeah

      D. I don’t think they had the same eras — rare miss by Reggie

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Grey

        Saw what you did!! Not same eras!!!

        SP – Gausman, Bundy, Ryu, Means, honeywell, hendricks
        RP – Kennedy, merryweather, Pagan, RichRod, cesar valdez and Trivino.
        IL – Syndergaard

        Start 9 out of these 12. Need Ks, Wins, Saves.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

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          Not Valdez, RichRod or Pagan

  10. aardvark says:
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    My OF is acuna, Grisham and laureano for starters and I have Santander and kelenic on the bench. When Kyle Lewis comes back would you drop Santander and hold kelenic ? Or just drop kelenic?

    • aardvark says:
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      10 team points league. 5 for HR’s. 2 for steals. 1 point counting stats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelenic

  11. Simsbad says:
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    Good news! ESPN decided to put Newcomb behind Minter and Joseph. Only took a day for our boy, Kevin Joseph, to get back to that 3 slot. What a lad.

    • Grey

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      Haha

  12. bobsnyder4210 says:
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    So let’s say I didn’t listen to Kevin from ESPN, Gurriel is still on my IL and I have other good options I like on my roster…time to cut bait on him already?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  13. Comatose says:
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    (Shallow league) Drop Sixto for Gallen or Freddy Peralta?

    • moses mashers says:
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      I’m not sure if you intentionally confused Michael Myers’ Halloween with Friday the 13th. Lol. Entertaining write up as usual. Started Ynoa in a league because of your write up last time he pitched, so thanks! Too bad the bullpen blew the W!

    • Kelly Denzik says:
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      Yes I’d think Gallen first but either is fine

    • Grey

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      Gallen

  14. Dead Ball Era says:
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    Thought Soroka would be back in May. Now hearing June. Is he worth a stash on my IL list or is Austin Hayes or Soria better options since they are likely to contribute sooner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soria

  15. Thundergunn says:
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    Morning Grey!

    The Huascar thing is hilarious!

    Sell high or hold the following?

    badoo, ynoa, dunning, weaver, michael a taylor, mullins?

    B. Any hope andres gimenez becomes mixed league relevant, i’m losing my patience.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      You can’t really sell any of those guys, can you? I’d move them for right return

      B. I’d hold

  16. Herb says:
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    Would you drop any of these guys for Canha?

    Tapia, Nate Lowe, Escobar, Kike

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowe

      • swaggerjackers says:
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        Lowe got cold so fast by the time week 2 rosters locked he was well into a slump. :/

        Any hope of a turn around or is he a nobody ROS?

        • Grey

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          He can turn it around

  17. Kas says:
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    Good morning Grey. You have me intrigued by this Ynoa kid. Is he worth a pickup for let’s say, Sixto? Is the injury/innings limit enough to justify dropping him and using streamers/breakout pitchers? Let me know what you think. I don’t wanna drop him if he’s gonna have an impact when he gets the call. Injury kinda scares me though….not to mention innings limit. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Sixto’s not going to give much this year, or at least for a while

  18. big league choo says:
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    13 team dynasty pts lg

    trade my christian walker/syndergaard for Pete Alonso

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • captain obvious says:
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      Really? Of course you do that. Actually that’s a pretty terrible trade. Why would anyone do that?

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      Walker is on the IL & Stbdergaard is….also on the IL.

      Unless Pete lost a foot in a bizarre horse-drawn carriage accident, or your trade partner lost his brain in that same bizarre horse-drawn carriage accident, I don’t see how this trade is remotely possible.

      I don’t even like it for the Alonzo owner if Thor & Walker are healthy.

      Also stay away from horse-drawn carriages, apparently.

  19. Vash says:
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    Know was impressive. Damn autocorrect, Know Know, YNOA! Was impressive. He seems to be a tremendous the lichee with high is.

    With that said, long term YNOA! 9r Hoffman for fantasy relevancy this year.

    • Vash says:
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      Or Hoffman

    • Vash says:
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      YNOA! High ground ball’s, and high stroke potential. Auto correct is killiNg me.

      • captain obvious says:
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        lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  20. Tom says:
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    I think it’s fair to say Ray was Bumbarded by a Higashioka hr.

    • Grey

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      Some in New York would say he should be the starter

  21. Brett says:
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    Grey,

    You concerned about contreras cold start? I have Mercedes and debating if I should try to flip him for contreras?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really

  22. Saint says:
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    Trivino or Yimi over Diekman? Saves only

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trivino

  23. MIke says:
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    I’m in a H2H mixed league. Odorizzi and Dunning are available and I could use a streaming spot. Who is the drop? Thanks.

    My Team:
    C – James McCann
    1B – Jared Walsh
    2B – Jose Altuve
    3B – Alec Bohm
    SS – Francisco Lindor
    OF – Kyle Tucker
    OF – Eddie Roasaio
    OF – Anthony Santander
    Util – Franmil Reyes (OF)

    Bench:
    Josh Bell (1B)
    Max Kepler (OF)
    Trey Mancini (1B,OF)

    IL : Anthony Rendon(3B)

    SP: Kenta Maeda, Gerrit Cole, Luis Castillo, Zach Wheeler, Jesus Luzardo,Corey Kluber, Nathan Eovaldi

    RP: Josh Hader, Rafael Montero, Matt Barnes, Alex Reyes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini, Kluber

  24. I am the Walrus says:
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    Riley is killing me. Drop him for streamers like Naquin and N.Lowe or hang tight?

    • Mike says:
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      I would drop for N. Lowe. You can pick up Riley later when he starts to hit. If Lowe is available in your league, I doubt someone will pick up Riley.

    • Grey

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      I wouldn’t

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      Nobody on the Braves is hitting besides Acuna. They’ll all heat up at some point.

  25. Dancin Homer says:
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    Goooood morning Grey!!!

    Great read as always. Have a couple Q’s for ya:

    12-team, 6×6 (OPS/QS), H2H, redraft league.

    Roster:
    C: Posey
    1B: Freeman
    2B: Altuve
    3B: Arenado
    SS: Story
    IF: Bohm
    OF: Laureano, Franmil, Baddoo
    UTL: Mercedes
    Bn: Chisholm, N. Lowe

    SP: Woodruff, Ryu, Gausman, Means, May, Montgomery, Heaney, Cease
    RP: Chapman, Bard, RichRod, Kennedy
    IL (3 total spots): Framber, Sonny Gray, Springer, K. Lewis
    NA. W. Franco

    1.) Would you add any/ all of the below P’s? If so, who to drop?

    Yarborough (starts today)
    Cobb
    Karinchak
    Trivino

    2.) C. Javier was dropped. Is he worth using a waiver claim on & swapping “NA” spots w/ W. Franco?

    3.) Sean Murphy was also dropped. Better C ROS:
    Posey
    Murphy

    Thanks as always!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      1. Trivino over Cease if you need saves

      2. NA? Nah, can lose Cease for him tho

      3. Murphy

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        2. We get “NA” spots for guys who aren’t currently on an MLB roster; generally a prospect who’s not yet called up.

        I currently have Wander Franco in that spot, but since the Stros temporarily demoted Javier, he’s listed as “NA” in Yahoo & I can swap Franco for him if I want to use a waiver claim.

        Basically looking for the best minor-league stash for that NA spot.

        Appreciate the help as always!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, he was temp demoted, I see…I wouldn’t drop Wander

  26. Mike B. says:
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    Impatient owner just dumped Kepler and Soler. I’m dropping Frazier. Which one do I want?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

  27. Phil says:
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    What do I do with Solak? Should I start India over him at this point? Or should I hold? I could consider using Arraez, but no pop and no speed hurts from the keystone. Lowrie? Or just hold a bit longer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, hold

  28. CTFDU says:
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    Hi, Dominic Smith or Josh Bell ROS? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bell

  29. Kcc26 says:
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    Arozarena looks good so far by results but ks are way up and fly balls way down. Is this a sell high situation (as it appears he is mostly carrying over last years postseason results on paper)?

    Ozuna has been awful, but would you consider giving Arozarena to get marcel?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could see it, I’d want Ozuna

  30. Snell The Glove says:
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    Huascar Ynoa or Ian Anderson for final SP spot?

    My Butt is telling me to get Schwarber in my lineup.

    Need to drop one, E. Escobar, Senzel, A. Riley, or dump Ginkel assuming he will never get a save chance before Soria comes back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

      Ginkel

  31. Alps says:
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    Hey Grey
    With Gallen coming off of the IL who do I drop
    Pineda or Rodon
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon

  32. Juan GOATo is my religion says:
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    Ynoa over any of Jordan Montgomery or Tristón McKenzie? ROTO 6×6 (holds and OPS), 10 team league, 29 players by team.

    Also, to stop carrying two catchers, would you drop Sean Murphy or Narváez? I think Murphy is slowly starting to improve.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d hold

      Narvaez

  33. Kevin Joseph says:
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    Currently have Jansen, Pressly, and McGee for saves. Should I grab Travino too? if so… who do I drop to make room? Gonzales, Rodon, Odorizzi, France, Mullins, or Solak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      France

  34. Hepcats13 says:
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    Greyt write up!

    This is a frustrating season off the bat, but aren’t they all!? hah

    Drop Montgomery for Ynoa? He is kind of my final drafted starter but I just want to see how “in” I should go on Ynoa.

    Thanks!
    I LOVE the smell of moustache wax in the morning!

    • Hepcats13 says:
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      Yahoo 5×5 12 team H2H Thanks!

      • Kelly Denzik says:
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        I would asap

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Hold

  35. Bill Buttlicker says:
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    Oh, don’t mind me. Just here again trying to reverse-jinx Solak back over the Mendoza Line. I ask you, Grey: ARE WE WORRIED ABOUT SOLAK???

    Two actual questions for you this morning:

    1. Garrett passed up in favor of Sims for the Reds’ save last night—anything to read into?

    2. Trying to be patient with Taillon, but is there a chance he just doesn’t pitch enough to be fantasy relevant this season even if he puts it all together? Yankees seem to have him in bubble wrap, and I’m guessing they’ll take every opportunity to skip his turn in the rotation. Is the ceiling worth taking a chance on him?

    Thanks as always, Grey! Have a good one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, a little worried

      1. Nope, he was up for one out

      2. Almost every pitcher will be on a tight IP limit, so don’t think Taillon will be much more

      You too!

  36. Cram It says:
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    ,No idea what I’m doing with Razzslam waivers, but I’m still content with my roster even if I don’t get anyone.

    Pretty stoked I’m in 2nd in NFBC, having guys like Soto, Alonso, Tim Anderson and Sonny Gray not having had the time to contribute yet. Of course it’s early, but it’s better than having to climb out of the basement!

    • The Big Yabu says:
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      I also feel like I’m flying blind in Razzslam — but I’ve got at least 2 spots that need to be replaced (Leclerc and Nick Anderson; great picks!).
      Anyone have any idea what a good free agent is likely to cost this time?

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Totally gonna depend on how desparate your league mates are. I’m less worried about this first round, since I only have one dead roster spot. I would guess guys like Baddoo and India go for a couple hundo.

      • Cram It says:
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        I have Anderson too, but if I don’t get a replacement for him, I’m not gonna worry about it. Maybe he comes back and closes some games second half of the season.

        • Jolt In Flow says:
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          Cram, impressive!!! I’ve been anywhere from 6-11 in the league. My hitting is 15 out of 15 (Bellinger and hayes injuries have weighed heavy on me) but my makeshift Grey style pitching is 3rd in the league. And I really waited on pitching as long as I could. (4th round? Like pick 61).

          DT is doing much better than what you initially mentioned (regarding his placing last year).

          I may not be able to say this too muvh longer, but I’m 11th overall in one of my Razzslsm teams. Crazy part is 2 other managers from my division are top 20 overall as well. I’ve also noticed no one in the top 20 who picked in the 4 slot. Maybe it’s a cursed spot.

          Anyhow, keep it up. G/l the rest of the way.

          Jolt

          • Cram It says:
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            I’m not even looking at Razzslam/BB standings because there’s nothing I could do to change the situation anyway.

            Well I hope DT is doing better than last year! It really is all too early to get too up/down on your teams. Unless you’re OaktownSteve, who seems to have thrown in the towel already!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m convinced no one ever climbs out of last even if it’s only 10 days into the season, which means I’m pretty worried about some of my teams!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        I’m with you on that. My team in our NFBC is really awful. I had a pretty lousy draft in that league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I have a few bad teams, but then I see Schwarber have his 1st at-bats of season, and he wasn’t even really injured, and I’m reminded how early it is still

      • Jolt In Flow says:
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        Ha! Grey, you climbed out in a hurry in our BB10 leagues after rocky starts. I think your teams are coming around.

        Jolt

  37. toolshed says:
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    I was able to get trivino hoping he “may” be the closer. The reason nobody knows who will close is because the A’s still don’t have a single save through 11 games.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, but it was close yesterday to figuring it out

      • toolshed says:
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        I hope so. Trivino looks like he is back to his 2018 form.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Diekman looked really good too

  38. molina bros bbq says:
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    Claim Solak and drop Leody?

    I’ve got Leody for $1, keepable $6 in 2022 and $11 in 2023. Been trying to hold hoping he will start hitting. Need steals.

    Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sorry, misread, yes, I would do that

        • molina bros bbq says:
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          Thanks Grey.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

  39. scoboticus says:
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    Ryan Yarbrough is facing the Rangers today. Worth a dart throw?

    • molina bros bbq says:
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      I’m starting. Last outing was so bizarre… Cash left him in to take a beating and he seemed to just give up. Plus it was against the Red Sox. Rangers are terrible. Streamonator likes it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  40. BlanchardSooner says:
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    Where is Tejay Antone? Is he a 12 teamer add?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, he’s a middle reliever, should be owned

      • BlanchardSooner says:
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        Does he rank in the Top 100 SP if he enters the rotation? When will that be?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If there’s an injury, maybe…He’d be around a top 60 SP then

  41. steve stevenson says:
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    AL-only roto, Taylor Rogers or Staumont?

    • molina bros bbq says:
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      Taylor Rogers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with BBQ

  42. scoboticus says:
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    Rodon scratched yesterday with upset stomach. Now I’m forced to choose whether to start him tomorrow vs. Cleveland, or stream Rich Hill vs Texas instead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon

  43. Dude at Dude's says:
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    Best deep league 1st add:

    Renato Nunez (Det)
    Asdurbal Carbera (Arz)
    Seth Brown (Oak)
    Pavin Smith (Arz)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nunez

  44. Keeks says:
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    Greyt stuff as always.

    H2h points league, saves are 8pts same as a W.

    Drop 1:
    Kimbrel
    Pressley
    Reyes
    Clase
    Merryweather
    Neris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes

  45. H says:
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    Would you pick up Casey Mize, Jon Grey or Luke Weaver over Yarbrough or Eflin.

    Also in a points league who do you prefer, Schwarber or Fletcher? Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weaver over Yar

      Schwarber

  46. Bat Lightning says:
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    Morning, Grey!

    What do you think about dropping Skubal for Ynoa?

    After seeing Dunning last night, would you take his start vs BAL over either Taillon @TOR or vs TB? Wonder if either will get a bit of a longer leash as the season goes on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      Dunning over Taillon in TOR

      • Bat Lightning says:
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        So I also have Luzardo. I shouldn’t be dropping him instead of Skubal, right? This is a 14-team H2H points league. Bench Luzardo until he looks half decent, but not a drop with my league size, right?

        For additional context, I also have Bieber, Castillo, Giolito, Kikuchi, Taillon, and Dunning, so cutting bait on Luzardo may not hurt too much (unless he starts beasting it down the road of course).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, bench Luzardo

          • Lightning Bat says:
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            Hmm, Canning is actually available in my league – you prefer him over Ynoa?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes

          • Lightning Bat says:
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            Canning is available in my league. You like him better than Ynoa, particularly long-term?

  47. Johnny says:
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    Is Andrew Vaughn a hold right now in 12 team H2H league? I thought he was going to get regular starts when he made the roster but he sends to only be playing every other day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try to

    • swaggerjackers says:
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      Yermin really messed up Vaughn’s early season AB situation. That guy need to hit a cold spell ASAP so Vaughn can start to settle into that lineup.

  48. Murph says:
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    10 team mixed roto –
    1 Trade Jake McGee for Dylan Moore?
    2 Narvaez or Contreras at C?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure
      2. Wilson

  49. mcstarrs says:
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    “Speaking of which, tonight is one of two FAAB periods for the RazzSlam, if you’re in it.”

    I feel left out. Can anyone elaborate on this? What does this mean?

  50. Justin Ralph says:
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    10 team mixed. Im punting saves and picking up SPs. I know it sucks to be down a category but we have limited moves and I don’t want to chase saves all season. Dunning or Luke Weaver to replace my misses on closer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weaver

  51. Brushback says:
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    Who do you think edges out who in counting stats this year – Yordan or JDM? Trade analyzer favors JDM, but close.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yordan

  52. primetime says:
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    Grey

    Drop Mitch Haniger, Eric Hosmer or Ryan Mountcastle for Ynoa?

    10 team keeper league (5×5 OBP; k/9 QS)

    Smith W
    Freeman
    Biggio
    Arenado
    Story
    Arozarena
    Rosario
    Haniger
    Stanton

    Hosmer
    Moose
    Chapman
    Bellinger IL
    Mondesi IL
    Lewis K IL
    Mountcastle

    Bieber
    Glasnow
    Maeda
    Nola
    Urias
    Neris
    Reyes A

    Civale
    Gore
    Skubul
    Tailon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haniger

  53. pizza5788 says:
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    Would you drop Eflin for Ynoa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  54. William Hung says:
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    Prayer triangle for Matt Olson – hopefully he isn’t nicked up constantly during the season. First the knee and now his thumb. Just a constant member of the boy band D2D in the early going

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, ugh, I know

      • William Hung says:
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        I saw above that you recommend Antone as being rosterable in 12 team leagues – is he purely a ratio play? I was thinking of picking him up in lieu of my streaming spot, but not sure if it’s good to do that. My league counts W, L, K, SV+HLDs, ERA, K/9, WHIP, QS

        My other play would be to pick him up over one of my current SV+HLD guys, current stable is: D. Castillo, Merryweather, Montero, Taylor Rogers, Dick-Rod, Alex Reyes.

        Side note: I’ve been tempted to pick up Tyler Rogers as well to get both Rogers on my team for twinsies, but Tyler doesn’t strike anyone out

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t see where he fits on your team

          • William Hung says:
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            Someone in my league dropped Jeff McNeil – I know you are low on him, but was wondering if you would want him over Nick Madrigal in my league format? Standard 5 batting cats, plus Ks, OPS, and ABs

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes, he should be owned

              • William Hung says:
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                Expect some “should I drop [player name] for McNeil” if/when he clears waivers

  55. Smell The Glove says:
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    Would you drop Yarbrough or Montas for Ynoa?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yar

  56. Jack says:
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    Rank ROS – Robles, Mountcastle, Kelenic – 12 team H2H categories. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  57. craig says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Quick question, should I drop Yastrzemski for Badoo?

    Thanks,

    Craig

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • craig says:
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        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  58. Whoa Ynoa says:
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    Is Snell for Bauer a fair trade or not close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Whoa Ynoa says:
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        Sorry. Just want clarification. When you say “sure” do you mean it’s a fair trade?

        I don’t want to make a poor offer to the other team.

        Thanks Grey.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Seems fair

        • Whoa Ynoa says:
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          Nice.

          BTW, who would you rather have?

          It’s a QS league and ratios important to me too.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Bauer

  59. NIGHTMARE! says:
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    Grey lord!!! Oh how I’ve missed you and that sweet French tickler. Still watching snowfall? That Franklin saint gon get himself popped.

    My team off to a good start but my pitching is atrocious! I’m thinking of dumping Madison BumFartner. Should i hold him or pick up mize, gray, or cobb? 12 team daily H2H points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I stopped watching Snowfall, did it get good?

      Lose Bum for Mize

  60. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league
    Saves = 10 pts
    Holds = 4 pts

    Which RP to own:

    Devin Williams or Clase?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clase

  61. Dan says:
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    In a 14t h2h points league was offered $20 tatis for $1 kelenic. Normally I’d say take it and run but a little spooked by tatis injuries and possibility he goes down for the year. It’s a 3 year contract for both.

    Take tatis and pray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m pretty worried tbh, but I think you have to take a 3-year contract of Tatis

  62. Dong Show says:
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    Dynasty: Would you cut Gonsolin for Ynoa or Mitch Keller? Doesn’t really seem like any point in having Tony G around who isn’t close and isn’t getting a shot at the rotation now.

    Appreciate you Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ynoa

      • Dong Show says:
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        Thanks for answering your 700th Ynoa question today haha

        Move done. Have a great rest of your day!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, No problem

  63. OaktownSteve says:
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    I’ve watched all of Darvish’s starts. Like you, I want him to look just lights out dominant, and it’s not like he’s looked bad exactly, but just not as good as he was last year. He’s tough to figure out. His whiff rate is down slightly, chase rate is down slightly, the barrel rate and zone contact rate are up. Velo looks about the same, pitch mix about the same.

    From watching the starts, the difference to me seems to be command. Notice a lot of times where catcher is giving an inside target and he’ll miss all the way outside. Too many pitches getting too much of the plate. He also seems to be having trouble putting guys away when he’s way ahead in the count. Seems like the the culprit here are the cutter/slider combo. The whiff rate on the slider is down 25% from last year. The .449 wOBA against the cutter is obviously not great.

    He seems to be pretty reluctant to throw his fastball. The usage of the fastball has been on a steady decline over the years and seems to be cratering out this year. It’s weird because it looks like a pretty good pitch. He can get it up there at 98 when he pumps it. Not sure where his thinking is with that usage.

    Also, my god he works slow. Painful to sit through.

    I think he’ll probably lock it in at some point here. But I’d like to see some of the swing and miss come back for him to be the ace we want him to be.

    The good news is he’s still pretty good even when not fully locked in. I’m optimistic that he’s go

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, almost like Yu was throwing to contact last night and Machado and Profar made some plays to save him, that’s not good vs. Pirates — I was so meh by his start last night, I hope he locks in at some point

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        All his starts have been pretty meh. Just not putting guys away. But like I said above, hard to put a finger on just what the problem is. I think he might need to throw more fastballs. Feel like guys are sitting on the cutter. A lot of the breaking stuff is getting fouled away rather than swings and misses.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Untrained eyes told me last night there was just no bite

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            Statcast says the spin rates and the shape on the breakers are pretty much identical to last year. But the combined whiff rate on the slider/cutter combo this year is 20% compared to 33.2% last year. And that’s pretty much the whole thing. You give him those extra swings and misses and you get boost to the K rate and there you go. But he’s only throwing 20% fastballs. He had the lowest fastball % of qualified starters last year at 24.8%.

            Seems like something where the league has caught up to his pitch mix and they aren’t having to respect the fastball. Which, again, is weird, because it looks to the eye like a pretty damn good pitch.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, maybe he’s just missing a bit…It’s weird, bc the Pirates are such a terrible team, and like I said above, Darvish was lucky he didn’t lose that game

    • swaggerjackers says:
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      Oaktown! You convinced me to draft Stanton and so far I don’t like what I see. Take out his one game with a homerun and his line is:

      2R 0HR 3RBI .167 AVG

      Would be easier to swallow if he had OF eligibility and wasn’t tying up the UTIL.

      I hope he heats up or goes on the IL. I know that whole lineup is in a funk and we have one week under our belts but my expectation was that he’d produce until he gets injured. /endrant

  64. citizen5 says:
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    My bench SPs are Ross, Minor and Heaney.
    Also Elieser H but I have no room in my IL spots for him.
    Added Merryweather as a backup RP to Chapman.
    Drop any of the above for Mize or Cobb?
    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mize over Joe Ross

  65. Joe Beisbol says:
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    I have Yimi, Bass, and Diekman. Drop Bass to pick up Trivino as a hedge, in case Diekman doesn’t get future save chances?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  66. brett says:
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    Pick 2… no particular needs.

    Dylan Moore, Mountcastle, Canha, Phil Evans, C. Mullins, Akil Baddoo

    Huge thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryan, Canha

      • swaggerjackers says:
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        Does this mean you’re already done with Dylan Moore?

        He was pretty well loved by pre season Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  67. RTP123 says:
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    Drop any of these RPs for Trivino? Romano, Gallegos, Karinchak

    How long you giving Alec Bohm before cutting bait?

    Drop him for Naquin, Mercedes, Lowe, or Baddoo?

    Thanks for your advice, as always!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romano

      Hold Bohm

  68. Dr Sauce says:
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    Thanks Grey!
    Grienkie not good last night but the dude cracks me up. He threw a 51 mph pitch right over the heart of the plate and the batter just looked at! Hilarious …

    https://youtu.be/OF6T3h6dWzA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice, hadn’t seen

  69. Perfect Game says:
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    Peralta or Gallen?

    Would you start Gallen today against A’s?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallen, sure

  70. luvdarooks says:
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    4×4 K’s dont count W S ERA WHIP —-

    1) —Has Luke weaver found a new pitch. is he for real and worth dropping for T. Rogers (SF)- Ross- or Webb(SF).?

    2)—Should I take a shot on Ginkel over T Rogers ( SF) for saves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold 2. Yeah

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        1. Misread, Weaver over Webb — and Ginkel over Rogers

  71. joeurso1 says:
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    Not the start we wanted with my OFs Yelich, Springer, Blackmon, Gurriel Jr., and IFs Mondesi, Olson, B Lowe, Moncada, Bregman, as my core batters. So far behind in hitting already. Ugh. Gotta chalk it up to one bad week, but it’s put me in a big hole. Anyone else out there with this bunch? Replacement OF bats Renfroe/Peralta sucked. Polanco SS bad… who else is in misery like me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, on a lot of my teams

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Lindor has one point in Slam.
        One! Lmao.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHAHA, My OF is so bad, it’s putting Eloy and Springer in there bc I don’t have anyone else better than 0

          • swaggerjackers says:
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            HA! Ouch.

          • frankgrimes says:
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            HA 20% of my team has the dreaded little red suitcase

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I only have Paxton in one league, it’s that one!

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                Really excited about spending all my FAAB on Phillip Evans!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’m eyeing Akil Baddoo for $700!

                  • FrankGrimes says:
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                    Nice! You may need to go higher haha.
                    I mentioned to you I was going to draft him in the last round and that stupid Blair took him before me!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Good call back in March…Well, good call up until saying it out loud and tipping off Blair

  72. Jolt In Flow says:
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    Grey, what’s this with JKJ in first place overall in the Razzslam? Definitely not gentlemanly of one of your contributers to be hogging 1st.

    Grrrr…

    Jolt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  73. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Greyt write up Grey.
    Drop Clint Frazier for Baddoo in 12 tm keep forever?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Nah

  74. lwomack58 says:
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    Out the blocks Cron cold as ice even in Coors. Would you drop him for Yuli?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  75. luvdarooks says:
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    4×4 K’s dont count W S ERA WHIP —-

    1) —Has Luke weaver found a new pitch. is he for real and worth dropping for T. Rogers (SF)- Ross- or Webb(SF).?

    2)—Should I take a shot on Ginkel over T Rogers ( SF) for saves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  76. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the Hey, My Dear Old Grey,

    I usually spend April cobbling together a stable of closers, but this season has been a total mess. And that’s a problem both with me personally figuring out what the heck is going on . . . and with the fact that the competition for closers in my league feels like the GameStop stock squeeze right now. Of course, I’m somehow involved in both the Oakland and Arizona messes right now. Not sure if there’s a question here, but I can make some up . .

    Kyle bleeping Seager for a hot bat (very short term) over Senzel?

    How long are we being patient with Mountcastle? Just got dropped out of the cleanup spot? I’m ready to ditch him, just don’t see anything better to do with the spot than pickup spec closers.

    Lurrrrrrrrrrrrrve ya!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, lurves! Sure on Senzel…I’d hold Mountcastle a bit longer

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      I’m streaming Seager for the double header.

  77. Will says:
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    Baldelli batting Buxton leadoff today. Has he ever batted leadoff in his career? Please don’t break him, Rocco. #fingerscrossed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, prolly at some point

  78. Brett says:
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    Would you trade Mercedes for Contreras? 6×6 with ops

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  79. Whatever says:
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    Streamonator like Cueto’s next start against CIN. You agree or too risky?

  80. B the Esq. says:
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    Saves and Holds separate categories.

    Trivino or Devin Williams?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      That was very brief, and not enough info….

      I have a number of closers already. Is Trivino the set up guy, or the saves guy?

      Will Williams get back to pitching like he did last year, as an elite set up guy?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Saves

        I think so

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devin

  81. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    Got Ynoa and ready to be roofied next week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bring it on!

  82. David says:
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    top 2

    Renato Nunez, Mullins, Canha, mountacastle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canha, mountacastle

  83. Steamin Beamen says:
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    Morning,

    Grey, can you let me know on a scale of 1 to the Mets organization how dumb this thinking is..

    1) I have Shane Bieber and Pablo Lopez going today, and I was thinking about sitting Luis Robert and Austin Riley (who are facing each pitcher respectively and both struggling) for…Phillip Evans and Akil Baddoo.

    Don’t do this right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinda Metsie

      • Steamin Beamen says:
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        Hahaha roger that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rogering that!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Wait, what

  84. Kcc26 says:
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    Worth using waiver priority to stash framber in a 12 teamer with deep benches?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  85. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? With Kyle Lewis set to come back by this weekend, I’m going to need to either drop/trade Reynolds, Peralta, or Mullins. I’m assuming Mullins is the only one with trade value in a 12-teamer.

    (1) Who’s the OF’er to drop?
    (2) Would a SP like Trevor Rogers be a fair target to offer Mullins for?

    Appreciate the write-up as always and thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s good, Poop? 1. Reynolds 2. Try it, I like

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        Growing up I used to have a neighbor named Lou. He was older than me by a couple years, but he’d let me shoot hoops over at his house and would trade baseball cards with me every-so-often.

        Anythehoo…there was a shed out back by the hoop that had a lawnmower and an excessive amount of gas containers in it. I asked him one day, “Why do you have so many, can’t you just refill one.” Lou said, “I got a lot of lawns to mow and don’t have my license yet, so it’s easier to keep more on hand than to get my parents to take me down to Texaco.” Seemed like a reasonable response.

        Turns out Lou stole a lot of those gas containers from neighbors and was the one mysteriously burning down all the newspaper recycling bins in our town. He was later convicted of arson for burning down said Texaco and sent away to juvey.

        Getting to the point..are any of the following (e.g., Dick-Rod, Reyes, Clase, or Karinchak) worth dropping for Lou Trivino in a saves K/9 league?

        • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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          LOL i love the random poop backstory

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Was it Lou Holtz?

          HAHAHA, what a story — Think I’d hold but Dick-Rod or Trivino are close

  86. Schoolboy P says:
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    Got a spot to fill due to injury.

    Do you like Ynoa more than Dunning? Keeper league –

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really, but can try him

  87. M is for Mookie says:
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    Who are you starting in 6×6 with OPS today (pick 1)- Bohm (@ NYM doubleheader) or Verdugo (@MIN). Hittertron has one Bohm start and Verdugo basically equivalent, but doesn’t love the second Bohm game. Seems like Bohm is the potentially better play for more AB? Though maybe he won’t start both games…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bohm

  88. negatto says:
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    Hampson or Gimenez for MI role? Saves would be nice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saves? Hampson

      • negatto says:
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        Sorry meant steals. All the closer questions had me sidetracked. :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

  89. Ban the Shift says:
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    QS/K/ERA/WHIP – Mahle or Peralta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mahle

  90. AL Beast says:
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    Are you dropping German Marquez for some Ray Ray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  91. Chet says:
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    Hey, Grey! How many weeks/months have to pass before I find out whether or not my Baddoo lottery ticket is a winner or not? I’m holding in a 12 team dynasty league and don’t want to drop too early (or hold too long). I guess I’m asking, at what point in the season do we have a pretty good idea of what kind of player he is? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3

      • Chet says:
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        Ha! I’m guessing that’s months (?)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe 2 — yeah, months

          • Chet says:
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            Cool. Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  92. Alps says:
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    Grey
    I dont mean to be a PITA
    i did ask you earlier about either dropping Pineda or Rodonto to start Gallen.
    You said Rodon. Thats fine
    However, If i could keep both pitchers would you drop Riley instead.
    its an 11 team league. He hasnt done anything so far.
    I do need RBI’s but he isnt giving me anything
    Thanks pal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop Rodon

      • Alps says:
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        ok thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  93. Bradley Kukenberger says:
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    12 team H2H 6×5 5of
    Drop Yarbrough for Weaver, or someone else? Is Weaver a must add?

    These are my other pitchers. Gausman,Bundy, Yarbrough, Rodon, DeScalfanini,Smyly, Ynoa, S Gray IL

    RP Hamd, W Smith, Clase, Trivino

    McCann,Abreu, Hiura, Devers Story, R Moore, Roberts, Taveras, Renfrooe, Kiki, YuGu, Olsen, Kepler

    Lewis IL

    Thanks again for your great work

    BK

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Weaver

      No problem

  94. Cohen says:
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    Grey, in a 12 team roto
    Would u stream
    Odorizzi home vs Detroit or
    Yarborough home vs Texas or neither?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both

    • Shitwolf says:
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      Olson worth an early waiver claim? sittin 3rd in claiming… 5×5 obp donaldson and Schwarber are currently in a battle for my last UT slot.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah

  95. Mookie Cookie says:
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    Yadi, McCann, or Narvaez ROS? OPS league where K’s are a negative H2H cat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

      • Mookie Cookie says:
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        Haha hmmm

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hmm

          • Joe Shmoe says:
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            Lol!

  96. Travis Hafner says:
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    10-12 team 5×5… kinda long rosters

    Are any of these starters graduating past “streamer”? Rank them and separate must holds and just streamers in those league qualifiers-

    LWeaver, Pineda, Kikuchi, Ynoa, Mckenizie, Mize?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kikuchi, Pineda, McKenzie

  97. Basement Artie says:
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    Good call on Trout! Was hoping he’d fall to me at 5 but I had to ‘settle’ for Mookie. Speaking of whom, his back is making me more than a little nervous. Question; drop McCann for Narvaez? Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  98. Cohen says:
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    Grey please pick 3 streamers?
    Heaney home vs Minny
    Rogers at Atlanta
    Houser home vs Pitt
    Kikuchi home vs Hou
    Dunning home vs Balt
    Weaver at Wash

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Houser home vs Pitt
      Kikuchi home vs Hou
      Dunning home vs Balt

      • Cohen says:
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        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  99. Task Force says:
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    Hey Grey

    6×6 12 team OBP and Holds 5 Keeper league I have 2 questions:

    CJ Cron worth holding for now or drop?

    Would you drop Gore for Ynoa or wait for Gore to get the call up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Cron

      I’d go Ynoa

  100. Let’s Play Two says:
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    In what order for 2B? Standard 5×5 roto.

    Keston (on roster now)
    Edman
    E. Escobar
    India

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That order

  101. JaysForDays says:
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    Hey Grey! Going to try an offer on Kikuchi. Here’s my pitching staff:

    Mahle, Plesac, Gallegos, Hicks, Nola, Gio, Maeda, McCullers, Knebel, Manaea, Urquidy.

    I’m thinking of offering Urquidy..too much or little?

    Any other options for an offer you’d send would be great!

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Kikuchi over Urquidy

      • JaysForDays says:
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        if he rejects, are there any other guys you’d want him over?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Knebel, Manaea, Urquidy.

  102. LastPlace says:
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    2022 Crystal Ball: IN what tier do you rank a healthy Luis Severino?
    Thanks!

  103. Shitwolf says:
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    Olson worth an early waiver claim? sittin 3rd in claiming… 5×5 obp donaldson and Schwarber are currently in a battle for my last UT slot.

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      100% worth a claim. Sounds like an early overreaction.

  104. lindorphins says:
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    Looking forward to Lewis coming back soon. Who would you drop out of IKF, Baddoo, Hampson or Gimenez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      IKF

  105. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Hi Mr. Grey,
    1. I laugh a lot reading your work and the readers questions and responses. Baseball is so much more fun with this site.

    2. My MIs are draining my life force. Which two to hold onto?
    Adames, Giminez, Dejong or Lux?

    Position Eligibility watch:
    That fantrax eligibility crap has me holding brantly and winker in different leagues… They both can’t stay healthy and become OF’ers. Brantly @ 7 and Winker @ 5.

    Edman played OF last night and is still not a 2nd basemen. 1 Game away!
    India needs 1 more start for 2nd base
    Evans only 3 starts in OF
    Asdrubal needs 2 more for 3rd base
    Merrifield needs 2 more for 2nd Base
    Suarez needs 1 more for SS

    3. When drafting, I think you are supposed to go for BPA not for position. Is this year any different from years ago? I have too many UTs on my teams. In a week I won’t care?

    4.Are steals the trending up this year?

    Thanks for your time!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Thanks!

      2. Gimenez, DeJong

      3. Hopefully won’t care in a week

      4. I don’t think so, but haven’t looked

  106. Andre says:
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    Thoughts on this trade offer- 10tm keep forever league that uses OBP. Keepers are Trout/ Acuna/ Yelich/ Trea Turner/ Wander Franco/ Devers

    Give: Yelich/ Turner

    Get. Tatis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich side

  107. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Have the opportunity to claim some guys off waivers and drop some offensive fill-ins I’ve picked up.

    Would you drop Giminez and/or Profar for any of the following: Joc, YuGu, Soler, Mullins?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar for Soler

  108. Nitro says:
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    Grey, have Ordozzi and Gallen coming back today. Can only start 1. Who would you start? I know, probably a stupid question, who the hell knows?!?!? Maybe, who do you like long term?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallen

  109. Frank says:
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    Hello Grey,
    12 Team Roto, Holds league
    I already have enough speed and power, would you trade Dylan Moore to get Devin Williams?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  110. Brett says:
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    Grey can you please rank these guys for a holds league:

    May pagan Pomeranz Devin Williams

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devin, Pagan, Pom

      • Brett says:
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        Where would Romano place in that group?

        Thanks

        • Brett says:
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          Actually let me ask this way league has category for saves and another for holds my current relievers are pagan May Merryweather Reyes clase Garrett

          Looking to upgrade May
          Would you rank Devin Romano and Pom. Having Merryweather would you go for Romano or comfortable with my closers to target beat holds guy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Last

          • Brett says:
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            Would you prefer Romano over May?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No

  111. pinkman says:
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    In a 5×5 12-team with OBP over Avg… do I use my #1 waiver priority on Sano or Gimenez? Would be dropping Renato & Cesar Hernandez to claim them…

    • pinkman says:
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      Could drop Cron instead of Renato but apples to apples and I want to see if Cron gets the Coors effect come June..

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Gotcha

        • pinkman says:
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          you hate Cron! i kinda see why. lol

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

  112. OaktownSteve says:
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    Charlie Hayes kid “hasn’t begun swinging a bat yet.” Also read the injury is being called worse than originally believed to be.

    Sad face emoji

    • frankgrimes says:
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      F!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, bring me good news, Oaktown!

  113. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Please rank these SPs to decide various waiver tries.
    Weaver; Smyly; Bassit; Canning; Jordan Montgomery; Dunning.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Mo, Bassitt

  114. toolshed says:
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    Hinch is a freaking moron. Baddoo penciled into the 8th spot again.

    • Norman Ginsberg says:
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      I'[ll take Hinch over David Bell. Naquin not starting again today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What is the problem here?

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        They apparently want to play Naquin (he’s back from an injury) and Senzel i have him in multiple leagues — now seriously concerned that he might soon be droppable.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe they platoon them, Naquin is not a MLB regular, he had a good week

          • Norman Ginsberg says:
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            Typo. I meant to say WINKLER and Senzel (besides Castellanos) so Naquin becomes the odd man out. Actually, Naquin reminded me of Aristides Aquino (2 years ago) who was great but got benched after 2 bad days.

            1 hitless game. Iw/o injuries, Naquin may be less than a full platoon.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I called Naquin Aristides last week…Yeah, same

  115. Gweed says:
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    Great stuff all day. I found lots of comparisons for Ynoa, but couldn’t find the call on Ynoa vs Weaver for my 5th SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ynoa

  116. aardvark says:
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    Ty France staying hot with a homer. You starting to like him for season long? Or more just a ride the hot streak kind of guy? I’m contemplating dropping Solak for him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on league depth, but I like him

  117. William Hung says:
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    C’mon Means…

    • aardvark says:
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      Agreed. Him and luzardo are killing me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

      • William Hung says:
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        The good news is that this opens up another streamer spot… silver linings ya’ll

  118. frankgrimes says:
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    Luzardo is Trash so many regrets…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, Grimey!

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Trash may have been too kind haha

  119. SteveNZ says:
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    Uh, Means – this is not what I ordered.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s not what I Means

      • SteveNZ says:
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        I’m all about the QS and he seems to be digging in a bit now so maybe we (the royal we) can still get something out of it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fingers well you know

          • SteveNZ says:
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            Aww they pulled him.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, blech

  120. Phil from Queens says:
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    With limited pickups allowed rank em for a replacement OF

    Baddoo, canha & Mullins

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canha

  121. Russ says:
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    What up Grey,
    Roto league, Lourdes or Blackmon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon

  122. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    Grey,
    Can you rank these guys in a saves only league ROY. Thanks.
    Ginkel
    Tivino
    Soto
    Treinan
    Knebel
    Taylor Rogers
    Robles
    Diekman
    Wendelken

    Top 4 is fine.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trivino, Rogers, Soto, Ginkel

      • Sweatpants Nation says:
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        Thanks. Chasing saves with Soria down- lost LeClerc too

  123. crimedog says:
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    Is it too early to say whether you’d buy low on Luzardo or if he’s a sell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch him in a trade, command is broke

    • frankgrimes says:
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      Didn’t you see my trash comment haha
      Dump this rusty nail like a bag of dirt.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  124. The Great Knoche says:
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    Ottavino, Darwinzon, Barnes is actually kind of a nasty 1-2-3 bullpen combo. Hope Barnes doesn’t lose the closer role. Own like 6 shares.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  125. Brett says:
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    6 x6 with ops the extra category. Contreras or Grandal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandal

  126. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Looking to add Ynoa and need to drop one of the following:
    -Luzardo (horrible again today (lasted 2 2/3 and gave up 5 ER) OR
    -Manaeaeaea (who you have ranked 134 spots behind Luzardo in your Top 500 for this year)
    Give Luzardo one more chance?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget him, unless it’s a deep league

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Forget Luzardo

        • 200 Proof says:
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          Forget both?

        • 200 Proof says:
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          Forget both Ynoa and Luzardo?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No, Luzardo

        • frankgrimes says:
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          I wish I could…

          • Shitwolf says:
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            Luzardo is my fault I told my league mate who I am facing I cant lose because I have the power of jesus… dude sent me a pic of him as a choir boy. I felt the wrath today for my blasphemy!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Why would you do that to us?

  127. Hip Hip Jorge says:
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    Hey grey!

    Trade offered to me, want your advice:

    My team
    C- narvaez
    1- abreu
    2- hampson
    3- Ramirez
    Ss- lindor
    Mi- didi
    Ci- moose
    OF- acuna, soto, conforto, rosario, Kepler
    Utl- ohtani
    Bench- kelenic

    His devers for my rosario and Alex reyes (sv+hd and clase is on wire)
    His Bohm for my Kepler

    Obviously both are steals just didn’t know which jives best with my current squad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Devers and Bohm

      • Hip hip Jorge says:
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        Guy only wants to trade one 3rd baseman away…

  128. Brian says:
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    in a 14 team league I currently have

    Isbel
    M. Taylor

    in my UTIL/BN spot

    C. Frazier was dropped and there’s also
    T.Shaw
    P.Evans
    Z.McKinstry

    Would you drop one or both guys for anyone on the list? Pos doesn’t matter and I’m pretty balanced in hitting categories 6×6 with obp is the league.

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier over Isbel

  129. Lucky Dog says:
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    Our boy Devers gonna hit 40+ this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LET’S GO!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        COME ON!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

          • SteveNZ says:
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            That can also be used as an exhortation in these part. I’m encouraging, y’all!

            • Lucky Dog says:
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              I FEEL ENCOURAGED! AND A LITTLE AROUSED! BUT MOSTLY ENCOURAGED!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That baby is so scary

              • Lucky Dog says:
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                Cocaine is a hell of a drug

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  130. SteveNZ says:
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    Devers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      YES

  131. alex says:
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    Hey Grey, been a bit busy but finally fully checked In to the season!

    I don’t know why I keep falling for Luzardo FML.

    Drop him for Ynoa you think or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think ya gotta move on in shallower leagues

      • Alex says:
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        Word

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Word

  132. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    12 team h2h points league

    1)Hold Cron or drop for: Shaw, Aguilar, Belt, Nunez, White

    2) 2B to pick up: McKinstry, Chislholm, Vanmeter, Kike, Lopez

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nunez
      2. Enrique

  133. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Gausman at home vs. CIN or Flaherty at home vs. STL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both…Flaherty

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        Tough because I have Ryu, Bundy and Gio going with Means already started. Only room for 1 more starter, sadly.

  134. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Same league, have a lot of starting depth and another league mate is interesting in trading a 1B for a SP

    He has Alonso, Mountcastle, Marsh and N Lowe as potential targets and has said to have interest in Morton, Montas, Means, and Rodon.

    Do you see a match here?

    • bossmanjunior333 says:
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      My starters in this league are Woodruff, Morton, Montas, Means, Gausman, McKenzie, Ynoa, T Rogers, Rodon, and R Hill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso for any of them?

  135. Long Bawls says:
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    Me, cackling to myself: I’ll just start Gallen AND Luzardo, then I’ll be GUARANTEED a win, you CAN beat the system.

    The system: takes a wiz on my team.

    Moral: while it may be possible to beat the system, nobody beats the wiz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, damn, stupid whizzing system

  136. DonnieB says:
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    Schwarber or McCutchen?

    Please rank Pearson,Kopech, and Kluber?

    THANKS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schwarber

      Pearson,Kopech, and Kluber

  137. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Taillon or Ynoa? Roto

    Also probably will be just streaming others and benching Luzardo until he looks decent. Streamonator loved today’s outing and it was once again a total disaster from him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ynoa

  138. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    No Yelich, but Betts is back!

  139. William Hung says:
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    Dammit Montero – the guy can’t find any consistency

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, painful

      • William Hung says:
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        Silver lining is that Montero only gives up 1 ER on those 3 BS, and scoreless appearances on all others – but those BS are killer

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Vulture win was nice

        • Lucky Dog says:
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          The not silver lining was that it was in the 7th inning.

          I added Graveman. I hate handcuffing closers, but better than losing a closer.

          • William Hung says:
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            I was thinking of doing the same, but Graveman hasn’t looked dominant either – the ERA is nice, but he hasn’t struck anyone out in the past 3 appearances and he had some hard hit balls today

  140. Steamin Beamen says:
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    Drop Emilio Pagan for Graveman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Steamin Beamen says:
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        You think Graveman gets the next save opportunity?

        Graveman had like 3 hard hit balls on him, and shows the baseball a little too much for my liking.

        And Montero’s blown save was due to the shift, even though he did miss his spot on the pitch to Stewart.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’m not sure, but Graveman would be my guess

          • Steamin Beamen says:
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            Got it, thank you sir

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

    • frankgrimes says:
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      Ya I would to spec in Sea

  141. Frank says:
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    Grey,
    12 Team Roto.
    Lowrie is killing it in Oakland, would you drop Arraez for him? Is the difference that I’ll lose in BA from Arraez worth it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  142. DonnieB says:
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    With Donaldson coming back, do you think the Twins keep finding a way to play Astudillo? Would you add him at C over Kirk who has no hits? Thanks. Great write up as always.

    • frankgrimes says:
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      Meh he will get some ABs but Donaldson will just get hurt again soon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  143. Steve says:
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    Who do you like more Lowrie or Shaw? 7×7 obp & Ks

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie

  144. scoboticus says:
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    Someone offered me Ryan Mountcastle and Alec Bohm for Sandy Alcantara and James Karinchak in a keep forever league, should I take it?

    • frankgrimes says:
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      Ya

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds great

  145. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    gotta drop one of these to nab a catcher, 20 team roto with QS and holds added. but only max 1250 innings plus i’m starting 6 RP daily.
    SP: dunning, luzardo, glasnow, lynn (these latter 3 3/8 of my keeper players), peterson, keller (PIT), r.ray
    RP: sims (in SP slot), green, alvarado, scott, pagan, t.rogers (MIN)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ray

  146. Lucky Dog says:
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    Don’t look now but after the jolt of confidence, Montero pitched in a 1-run 8th, blew the lead & Graveman picked up the save.

    With a sickening feeling in my gut, I added Kendal Graveman & dropped Solak. Demoted to the 7-hole, batting .200….I don’t think anyone will claim him. Sigh. I had such high hopes for him this year. Montero too, now that I think about it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Oops. 7th. Even worse.

        The W pissed off my opponent this week based on his tests, so that’s good. Hahaha

        Then he got mad I beat him to Graveman. Bonus!

  147. Slimcompoop says:
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    Just was offered Bichette, G. Sanchez, and Gallen FOR Gleyber, Mercedes, and Bauer in my keeper league. The robot says I’m getting screwed (albeit assigning Mercedes a -$12 rating), but I kind of like it. Crazy talk, or, go for it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s pretty fair, I think I’d lean Bauer bc I worry about Gallen’s health

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Of course, if you need SBs, I could see Bichette side

  148. eballs says:
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    Jed (the man) Lowrie over any of the following in a points league?

    IKF
    Urshela

    • eballs says:
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      or over dearly beloved Dylan Moore

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      IKF

  149. Ty says:
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    Do I drop Means for Ynoa? Soler for Baddoo? I have JD Martinez as a DH and can never get Soler in my lineup!
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Ty says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

        • William Hung says:
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          Wait till Sunday before making a decision on Means – he gets TEX next

          • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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            means completely destroyed his first 2 (hard) matchups, now people dropping him already (i guess believable if you’re running RCL style keeping 3 SP in total, but certainly no league i play in)

  150. frankgrimes says:
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    Snell! Ugh I need a nap.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Such a struggle to stay positive

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Why can’t I have anything nice! Lmao.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pab-Lo!

          • frankgrimes says:
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            JfC… when does fantasy football start?

            • hot corner says:
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              Yeah. Can’t believe how bad the start if the season has been for me. I mean, Snell can’t get out of the first inning against the PIRATES!?!?! Come on..

              I have teams with 8-9 guys on the IL.

              • hot corner says:
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                And so much for my one team that had Snell, Pablo and Luzardo all going tonight.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeouch

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Sucks so bad

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  151. Hamporter says:
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    Good Evening,

    In a 16 team mixed Head to head league, I have an OF of Roberts, Soler, Kepler, Taylor with O’Neil on the IL and McKinstry as a bench OF. Someone dropped Lourdes, would you drop McKinstry or Taylor to pick him up on waivers? I like McKinstry, but with weekly lineups and a loaded Dodger roster he may not see the field consistently when they are at full strength. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McKinstry

  152. Brett says:
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    Bryan Reynolds seems to be hitting okay and batting 3rd should get good counting stats. You think he’s a top 50 outfielder?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  153. Lucky Dog says:
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    Braves kicking the ball around – Fried looks a little off in the early going. Hope he can turn it around.

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      OMG they ruled that an infield single? Freeman pooched it! That’s some bulllllllllshiz right there.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, that was bad

        • Lucky Dog says:
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          Ball ate him up but was hit right at him Kicked off his glove to shirt, who threw the ball into the dugout. “Infield single derp!”

          They changed it to an error, but c’mon man. Wtf. Who could possibly have scored that a hit?

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            Now Albies tries to get fancy backhanding a ball up the middle. Fried is killin me, but he’s got help. This is ugly.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            yeah, agreed

  154. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Please rate these 3: Canning; Weaver; Ynoa.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canning, Ynoa

  155. What's A Drexl? says:
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    yikes, snell (i don’t own but tried to as ace in deep leagues) and BOTH of pab lop/fried. some of my first blow ups in same day, or nearly at all almost.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not great

      • What's A Drexl? says:
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        uh oh, i have means and gausman almost everywhere though, more even than pab lop/fried for sure.

  156. SteveNZ says:
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    Duvall probably gotta be owned in a 14-teamer, right? Shaw, Vaughn, or Kike are potential droppables…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Shaw

  157. Saint says:
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    Obviously early, but Grichuk or Mancini ROS? Mancini picks up 1B eligibility this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini

      • Saint says:
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        Thank you

  158. stevie says:
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    Would you pick up trivino or graveman for taylor rogers? Or hold in case rogers gets some save chances?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Trivino

  159. Jeffe says:
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    Who do you prefer out of Jared Walsh or Dominic Smith? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dom

      • Jeffe says:
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        Appreciate it, Chief.

        • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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          this one surprises me.

  160. SteveNZ says:
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    Odo. Ugh.

  161. letsgobravos says:
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    Shohei with another homer. He’s en fuego.

  162. Steve says:
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    How many OF have to go down before the Angels call up Adell?

    Half joking.

  163. Herschel says:
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    Can’t be the only one here with a Castillo/Gausman start? Ugh….

    • Gaylords says:
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      I raise you Pablo Lopez v. Max Fried…

  164. Trickrey says:
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    Trade Matt Chapman & Luzardo for Anthony Rendon in a 10 tm H2H 5×5 OBP and QS league? I have some excess pitching:

    SP – Woodruff, Ryu, Bundy, Pablo Lopez, Dustin May, Urias, Luzardo, Rodon, Stroman

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