A no innings restriction Alex Reyes = Geez, first time that’s ever happened, usually I last much longer.  Yesterday, Reyes went 4 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks as he was activated.  But his rehab told me he was supposed to throw a complete game with 15 Ks!  What gives?  There was some concern his velocity dropped towards the end of yesterday’s start, but it seemed to me more like a situation where he was just gassed from not being able to find the plate, and he confirmed that after the game.  I’m still all-in on Reyes, but he might be more like every other pitcher who has ever had Tommy John surgery than we thought, i.e., lacking command for a month or two to regain mechanics, which is different than a bunch of balding guys at Pep Boys.  That’s Rogaine mechanics.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Tommy Pham – In a deep, dank funk and was benched yesterday.  I might’ve counted my schmohawk post on him a loss too soon.  The Cards take no prisoners when it comes to making a dollar out of fifty-cent outfielders.

Marcell Ozuna – Scratched yesterday with a jammed finger.  He jammed it shutting off his alarm clock.

Harrison Bader – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .273, and his 2nd homer in as many games.   Think I’m joking about Pham being last year’s model and the Cards working to find this year’s model, but don’t sleep on St. Louis, at least not when you’re supposed to be playing, Ozuna!

Orlando Arcia – 1-for-1, 1 RBI as he was recalled after Saladino’s injury, which I presumed yesterday after reading tea leaves with Aunt Polly of the PEAKY F**KING BLINDERS.

Junior Guerra – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.65.  I’ve owned him for the better part of the season in an NL-Only league, and, in that capacity, rose petals on the pillow, nah’mean?  For mixed leagues?  Hard to deny results, velocity is up, but he’s not obviously a 2.65 ERA pitcher.

Eric Thames – Cleared to resume hitting.  I’m glad you updated your resume, please don’t connect with me on LinkedIn.

Dennis Santana – Being called up by the Dodgers to replace the oft-injured, never duplicated DL’d Maeda.  There’s some heat on Dennys (alt. spelling), and, ya know what, I always love Dodgers starters — great park, easy division, solid bullpen, Larry King cheering them on, you name it!  Prospector Ralph has said of Santana, “Sinker ball pitcher with the ability to sit mid to high 90’s with the pitch. The movement on his fastball is a sight to behold, but at times it can impact his strike-throwing. He improved his changeup in 2017, allowing him to be more effective against left handers, while using his slider to keep righties off balance. His violent delivery, and effort in his mechanics gives Santana the appearance of a reliever even if he has the stuff to start.  Speaking of violence, I just drew Grey’s face on a cantaloupe.  Let’s smash!”  Aw, man, not cool.  I grabbed Santana in one deeper league to see how things play out.

Ross Stripling – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.68.  You can almost hear me audible gasp on the podcast when I looked at Stripling’s peripherals.  Had no idea he was straight dealing like he had alligator blood, check-raising to the bettor.  His BABIP is obscene and he’s still got that ERA?  Damn, Cousin Sweatpants, won’t you get comfortable on my team?  Things don’t coalesce completely under the hood — velocity is down, he’s being stretched from a middle reliever, and he’s getting the lift, so to speak, from a curve ball.  Definitely grabbing him in deeper mixed leagues, and maybe even shallower ones.

Matt Kemp – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .345.  Oh, and he’s your NL batting average leader.

Max Muncy – 1-for-5 and his 7th homer, and his 2nd homer in the last four games, hitting near-.325 in the last week.  Goodbye, Poochie.  To the Max!

Rhys Hoskins – Hit the DL with a fractured jaw.  Hmm, from a busted lip to a fractured jaw?  I don’t know, I’m gonna see if I can get some better injury news on Hoskins from Bryan Colangelo’s Twitter.

Nick Williams – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer.  Rhysus sacrificed himself for you, Williams, don’t disappoint your father–I mean, us.

Franmil Reyes – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, and 3rd homer in three games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Brad Ziegler – 1/3 IP, 1 ER, and his 1st blown save, ERA at 7.83.  Oh well, he was bound to blow one eventually.  Was a great streak of “just being awful without blowing a save” while it went on.

Adam Eaton – Will start rehab on Friday.  The Nats are requesting everyone give Eaton a 200-foot buffer so he doesn’t hurt himself, though that could complicate how well he plays with others.

Bryce Harper – 1-for-4 and his 18th homer, hitting .238.  Wish he would stop striking out so much.  I know, kicking a gift horse in the mouth, but it’s appropriate enough since he seems like a jackass.

Max Scherzer – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 1.92.  Next year’s top 20 starters is gonna be Scherzer from 1-20, then number two at 21.

Zach Britton – Sounds like he’s getting closer to rejoining the Astros.  Excuse me, I mean Orioles–No, I mean, Astros.

David Hess – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.47.  Would’ve guessed more Ks from him because I’d imagine Hess would throw gas!  *drops mic, mic hits foot* Ow!

Jeff Samardzija – Hit the DL.  There is a God, thank you, Ma Anand Samardzijallah.

Mark Melancon – Could be activated from the DL on Friday.  That puts him on pace for another DL stint the second week of June.  Good luck out there!

DJ LeMahieu – Due back on Friday.  The Rockies must be happy, they can stop pretending to care about giving Ryan McMahon an opportunity.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Sorry about shaving your wool jacket, I thought a sheep had wandered into the closet.  I can glue it back on for you, I have the wool by the open window–NOOOO!!!  Torenado!!!

Jon Gray – 3 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.68.  I would sacrifice myself if someone wants to Toyota every Gray off a cliff Thelma & Louise-style.

Jeurys Familia – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.08 as he pitched the 8th inning.  Because Mickey Callaway is in Holds+Saves league.  Honestly, I have no idea.  I mean, Familia has harbored bad will for years, but no more so in the last few days than at any point in the last few years.  Maybe it was as simple as he was called on to face the heart of the order, but that feels above Callaway’s pay grade.  I grabbed Gsellman (1 IP, 0 ER and the save, ERA at 3.38), because I’m not sure what’s going on here.

Brandon Nimmo – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs, 2 RBIs, hitting .279, and hitting close to .400 in the last week.  Oh, and I was still confused about Familia, then I saw Bautista batting third, and it all made sense.

Johan Camargo – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Shohei Ohtani – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.18.  Definitely worth waiting ten days for that start.  I mean, where else could you get a start like that?  A random streamer?  Pfft!  No way!  C’mon!

Ervin Santana – Stopped his rehab due to pain in his surgically-repaired finger.  Should’ve opted for the foam finger.

Byron Buxton – Hit the DL with a fractured big toe that he fractured about a month ago.  Surprisingly, he didn’t fracture his big toe after one of his fantasy owners told him to go kick rocks.

Fernando Romero – 1 2/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA up to 4.15.  I’m just going to leave my iced tea on the counter in this ISIS recruitment center and take a whizz.  Could someone watch my drink for me?  Thanks, pal!  *five hours later*  Whoa, did I fall asleep?  Hey, how come you’re listing my kidney on eBay?  Also, no reserve price?  AHHHH!  ROOFIE!!!

Brian Dozier – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 8th homer, hitting .237.  Member back mid-April and we thought Dozier was going to hit 60 homers this year?  You were thinner then with more hair.

Hunter Dozier – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  Elias Sports Bureau said this was the first game two Doziers homered since the 1796 exhibition game of Virginia Plenipotentiaries with brothers, Cappy and Nappy Dozier.  The Virginia Plenipotentiaries were famous as the team James Monroe originally received for Louisiana.

Mike Moustakas – 2-for-5, 4 Ron Ben-Israels and his 12th homer.  Moistasskiss!

Jorge Soler – 4-for-5, 2 run, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .278.  Soler seems to be warming up.  Al Gore tried to warn you!

Marcus Semien – Out on paternity leave.  A picture of Semien holding his baby.  Caption:  Semien, Before and After.

Sean Manaea – 5 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.60.  Woof.  Well, I did say to sell him a couple of weeks ago.

Nathan Eovaldi – 6 IP, 0 ER, 0 hits, 1 walk, 4 Ks in his 1st start.  Post-post-post–*writes fifteen hundred posts*–post-post-hype sleeper?!  For those that don’t remember, Eovaldi is the crazy hard thrower (97+ MPH) who generates no whiff/bye-byes.  He was in the Jordan Hicks prequel:  Velo.  Reviews were mixed, 62% on Rotten Tomatoes.  The HuffPo critic gave it a positive review but that was just because the review’s title was “Nathan Eovaldi Throws Hard in Velo But Can He Survive A Poor Supporting Cast?  Ex-Yankees, Ex-Marlins, Drafted By Dodgers, Baseball Click Here”  Which was obvious clickbait.  I still can’t trust him either, glowing review by Rex Reed or not.

Luis Severino – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.31.  …continuing thought from Scherzer’s blurb.  Number 21, Luis Severino.

Max Stassi – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .303, and his 2nd homer in the last three games.  Somebody’s angling on being ranked in the top 20 at CBS next year!

Eduardo Rodriguez – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.88.  I wanted to watch Alex Reyes, but since Facebook’s the worst, and I can’t look at it without seeing the devil spawns of high school friends who I really don’t know anymore, I watched a lot of Ed-Rod yesterday.  He always seems to come a little undone, which sounds like lyrics you’d hear at a Lucinda Williams concert.  Still don’t trust him to not kill us in his next start, but Stream-o-Nator loves it.

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer.  Just Dong, because it’s his name!

Eduardo Nunez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .249, but hitting near-.325 in the last week.  Up until this year speed was his main feature, but now it’s become a bug, and I don’t think the new update is going to fix that.

Sam Gaviglio – 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.32.  Sam Gaviglio has made a remarkable transition from semi-amateur stickball to MLB.

Teoscar Hernandez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .247.  And he gets yet another reprieve to stay on my team for another few days.  He’s been on the chopping block more than Geoffrey Zakarian.

Francisco Lindor – Didn’t start as the Indians scored nine runs.  Holy sit!

Jose Ramirez – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 17th homer, hitting .300.  Still have your March concerns that he can’t hit 20 homers?  Worried still the last 18 months were a fluke?  Scared there may not be a Stan Beeman prequel spinoff?  I got questions, ya’ll!

Reynaldo Lopez – 2 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.80.  The Regression Fairies correct ‘human’ to ‘huwoman,’ they can’t find just the right place for mani-pedis and they will destroy your ratios.

Yolmer Sanchez – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .279.  Hey, it’s everyone’s favorite 1st week of the season pickup!  Hey, everyone’s favorite 1st week of the season pickup, say hello to your mother for me!

Carl Edwards Jr. – Hit the DL with shoulder inflammation.  Carl Jr., keep that inflammation on your burgers!

Yu Darvish – MRI showed no triceps damage.  Great news, until you realize that means he’s just sucking for no reason.

Joe Musgrove – 7 IP, 1 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 0.64 in 14 IP.  Prolly should’ve been the lede today, but I wanted to get the torso of the post done before The Americans finale.  Okay, a lot of what I just said could’ve been kept to an inner monologue.  Musgrove should be owned in all leagues; apparently, when he left Houston, he took the pine tar with him.

Josh Harrison – 2-for-4 and a homer.  Guess how many homers he has.  Go ahead, but keep in mind he’s owned in 50% of leagues and is routinely picked up aggressively.  Any guesses?  Gooseberry?  What kind of guess is that?  I’m looking for a number!  He has two homers.  I know; he was hurt, but c’mon.  Harrison makes Max Muncy look like George Foster, snarl and all.

Homer Bailey – Demoted to the bullpen.  The Reds said, “It’s the farthest away from the mound we can get him.”

Scott Schebler – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .244.  Also, in this game, Adam Duvall (1-for-5, 4 RBIs, hitting .181) hit his 10th homer.  If only the Reds could combine their power with Winker’s OBP, they’d have themselves three-quarters of one decent outfielder.  Can call the Duvall/Schebler/Winker hybrid: Swill Scott-Geton with Pieces of a Man.

Patrick Corbin – 6 IP, 6 ER, 9 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.99.  If this is the regression we can expect, I’ll take it every day and twice on Muesday, that magical day between Monday and Tuesday.

John Ryan Murphy – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .267.  Between this guy and Pat Rick Corbin, how many serial killers do the Diamondbacks have?  Dyson better not start going by Jar Rod Dyson.  Regarding John Ryan Murphy, the voiceover guy from Forensic Files would tell you he’s a catcher who’s been killing a lot of balls recently.  And that’s just what they found from the succinylcholine!

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .209.  Au shizz!  At least we know John Ryan Murphy didn’t kill Paul Goldschmidt.

  1. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft league. 6×6

    Drop Sean Manaea to stash Byron Buxton or Joey Lucchesi?

    Thanks!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Savoy Special: Sure. What is the injury report on both of them? Pick which position you need.

  2. Crazy J says:
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    Great stuff!

    In April I REALLY had my concerns that JRam could hit 25 taters without a real track record to lean on, so I did not move my scorching hot Dozier and some scrub for him… sigh.

    Chicken Strip is gone in all my leagues. Waiting for the Reyes drops so I can pick up the scraps.

    Feels like last season when I streamed Wood and Ray while I kept Maeda and Hill… it just Weaver and Castillo this year that I feel I’ve held too long. Damn it Kenny Rogers, I DON’T know… tell me please!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Crazy J: Been saying you can drop Weaver and Castillo in leagues for a while

      • Crazy J says:
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        @Grey:

        Gwen Stephani

  3. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Excellent write-up, top of the shelf (as hipsters say in Moscow)!

    a. I was watching the Dodger game, virtually of course. Pitch sequence to Kemp by Eflin.

    1. First at bat
    first pitch 97-mph fastball, middle in. Taken looking by Kemp for a strike.

    2. Second at bat
    first pitch 94-mph fastball, middle in. IN THE EXACT SAME LOCATION!! Taken for a HR to left!

    Analysis: You can’t throw the exact same pitch, 3 miles slower in the same sequence in the same location if you are a good professional baseball pitcher.

    b. Ha! On Stassi becoming top 20 catcher next year on CBS. The ONLY way that can happen is if I don’t know some (N*zi) propaganda machine gets behind him! Right?

    c. You know things are going badly when…

    1. You have the same number of HRs as someone named John Ryan Murphy!
    2. You were pitching in high-leverage situations for LAD last year and this year you are mostly coming in to preserve a 6-run deficits to shave off .28 of your ERA.

    d. On Dozier and Dozier HRs on the same day, I thought they were brothers. Turns out they are not. One is from Denton, TX and the other is from southern Mississippi. I mean it’s relatively close, one never knows. The postman always rings twice, right?

    e. Mark Twain quote of the day for May 31

    Sometimes a timid man sets himself the task of conquering his cowardice and becoming brave–and succeeds.

    That should be the motto for razzball.com

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      @Ante GALIC: So THAT’s what “the postman always rings twice” refers to!

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Ante GALIC: This is some great stuff here!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Thanks! A. Ha, totally B. Ha! C. Totally D. Nice! E. Why is it not?

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        1. Start Flaherty tonight at home versus Pittsburgh (Trevor Williams)?

        2. Start McCullers tonight at home versus Boston (Drew Pomeranz)?

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. Think you have to 2. I am

  4. Wass says:
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    Hi Grey! Thanks for the awesome write-ups!

    1) Traded Carlos Santana/Jo-Ma for Hoskins in a keep forever league yesterday afternoon… felt Jo-Ma was expendable with Dee, Cespy, Wil, and Acuna on my DL. Even with giving up a lot for Hoskins was happy until the news last night. Ugh.

    2) Murph and Beltre on waivers. Position doesn’t matter to me. Have top waiver claim. Who should I claim? Murphy for sure right? Or hold? I’m overthinking probably.

    3) Is Jon Gray worthless? I’m in a 7-start per week cap league so SP are valuable. But he’s ridden my bench all year and I want to drop him for a streaming roster spot. Do it or hold and hope he figures it out?

    Thanks as always for the advice!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wass: 1. Still like it for you 2. Murph 3. Worthless

  5. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Please rank rest of year for a league that uses OBP-
    Matt Kemp
    Odubel Herrera
    Austin Meadows
    Shin-Soo Choo

  6. Bill Buttlicker says:
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    Coming up clutch with the write-up as usual, Grey!

    I know SAGNOF, but I’m about at the end of my rope here as a miserable Ziegler owner. Excluding him, my crew of relievers is Jansen, Iglesias, Tepera, and Alvarado—safe to cut bait with Ziegler with possible closers-in-waiting like Jimenez, Yates, and Barraclough on the wire? Gsellman is available too…

    As frustrating as Ziegler is, Jon Gray may be even more so. His peripherals look great so I can’t drop him, and it’s really hard to bench him in case he finally sees some positive regression. What’s your strategy for a guy who has an xFIP/SIERA in the 3s but an ERA in the mid-5s?

    Thanks for the help.

  7. Jeb says:
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    Ziegler with only his first blown save??? WTF, how is that even mathematically possible? Dude’s been absolutely brutal in that role all season.

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Jeb: They’ve all been Kazaams! until yesterday I guess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeb: Ha! I know

  8. RTM says:
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    Castillo, Musgrove, Manaea, only can keep one. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RTM: Musgrove

  9. John Schwind says:
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    I was SO hoping you’d lead with The Americans Finale. Make it into a satirical parallel with fantasy baseball. I can dream dammit!

  10. Squidblob says:
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    I left my draft with Roberta Osuna, Raisel Iglesias, Mark Melancon, Greg Holland, and Alex Claudio. I figured I’d have been able to deal one or two of them for draft picks by now. Instead, I had to trade for Brad Ziegler while my only closer, Raisel Iglesias, was on the DL. Brutal. I practice SAGNOF, just had a lot of extra draft picks this year so figured I’d take the luxury of some sure things.

  11. JC says:
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    Pitch Newcomb At home versus the nationals tonight?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @JC: SoN

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC: Yup

  12. RC says:
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    N Cruz & Story for Correa?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RC: Cruz

  13. The Fifth Girl says:
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    Stripling, Pivetta, Junis – all guys I picked up as FA after the season started, all picked up because of this column, and all on my roster along with (bah!) Sonny and Castillo. Last year it was Severino. This column is great – thanks! And now I get to laugh at the latest Torenado! post every few days – bonus! lol

  14. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! Should we assume that Salazar won’t be doing much of anything this season, or still too early?

    Looking for Rhysinforcements in my 12-team keeper + it’s either Salazar or Jorge Mateo (not a great start to season, but hoping for an impact once the As trade someone) who get the cut.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: thanks! I cooked it myself!

        Off topic, but I saw the save my name/email opt-in (awesome!) – is that feature live or tbd? (I selected it a couple times but my info hasn’t saved)

        Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          First I’m hearing it! Ha, no idea… Maybe Rudy added it?

          • @Grey: i haven’t added anything intentionally. login has had that ‘remember me’ button for a while but doesn’t seem to work very well.

  15. Fozzy Bear says:
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    Jokes are on point Grey! My first wacha-wacha of the day goes to you!

  16. Alex says:
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    Nimmo, Meadows, Soler, Bader, or Franmil?

    Currently rolling with Meadows until Khris Davis returns, but thinking about keeping one of these OF as a bench bat.

    • Roy Hobbs was Super Dank! says:
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      MEADOWS!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Alex: Meadows, Nimmo, Bader

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Agree with others

    • Starz says:
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      @Alex: Not sure I get the love around Meadows. Nimmo and Soler would be my picks, in that order.

  17. Roy Hobbs was Super Dank! says:
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    Grey-

    Fernando Romero???/ hmmm, do i keep him with SLOW hopes of REGRESSION- or take a chance on Nathan Evoaldi

    • Kevin says:
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      I’d personally keep Romero. Yes….the kid got rocked…. but games like this are good for him…to see how he reacts and adjusts. Romero has been lights out before last night. He’s going to be really good.

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    Grey!

    I have 4 guys for 3 spots.

    Rizzo, C Santana, rendon, Suarez

    Need to trade 1 h2h points

    Suarez the real deal? Rendons and rizzo name value will get me more in a trade.

    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Westmas: Oh, you’re asking to trade one? Trade Rizzo, will get you the most

  19. Fabsy says:
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    Syndergaard and Springer vs Harper

    Which side do you like?

  20. ThisGuy says:
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    Taking a flier on Bieber, today. Have to drop either Gohara or Kingham, which one should I drop?

    12 team, points, keeper league

  21. Oppo Taco says:
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    Would you Trade Matt Adams and Tepera for possible Schmo afterall Tommy Pham? Thanks

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Oppo Taco: If you can lose the quasi-closer, worth the chance that Pham comes around. Adams has schmo’d out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Oppo Taco: I’d take Pham, and I don’t even like Pham

  22. Jason Morgan says:
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    Soroka or Rodon? And then the winner of those two versus Mengden? Thank you.

  23. Adam Goldfarb says:
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    How would you rank the following hitters ROS (normal categories plus OPS for what it’s worth): Meadows, Soler, Cron, Andrelton? Many thanks.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Adam Goldfarb: Meadows, Andrelton, Cron, Soler.

      • Starz says:
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        @Alex: Not sure I get the love around Meadows. Nimmo and Soler would be my picks, in that order. @Adam Goldfarb: @b the esq.: Soler is not the same guy he’s been before. I’d rather have him and his everyday role over the others. Maybe Meadows then Soler.

  24. knucks says:
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    RE: Colangelo nonsense.

    Sam Hinkie died for our sins.

    Miss you breh.

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: And when they finally do fire him, I’ll be sure to post the Did the Sixers win tweet of the boombox prancin’. So good.

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        @knucks:

        Trust the process

          • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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            @knucks:

            Thx yes i live in the burbs between the R-Phils and the P-Phils…..

            great times to be a philly sports fan. I went visit my kid at college in upstate NY recently and i had my superbowl champoins hat on about 10 kids noticed it and broke in to “fly eagles fly”!

            not a fan of colangelo but he is either being spoofed or his wife or son is doing the tweets ….. it doe’snt make any kind of sense that he is doing it himself

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @knucks: BTW, my high school friend arrested Dykstra last week

            • knucks says:
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              @Grey: HA! The uber drive incident in the dirty jerz. Classic Dykstra

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                He signed autographs for all my friend’s cop buddies

  25. ozzie albies' helmet says:
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    Keeper league with QS instead of W and Holds+Saves

    Trade my Kershaw and Bregman for his Votto, Mazara, and Rendon?

    Was thinking of trying to add my Gallo for his Kimbrel or Davis but that is probably getting too greedy

  26. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Grey

    I just piccked up Ohanti, his start have been every seven days except last week and a 9 day in april due to rain. Do you think he is going to continue every 10 days or go back to 7 day schedule i could not find articles indicating that.

    also grabbed reyes thinking he was going to come back and drop 30 points…time will telll

    • b the esq. says:
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      @LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood: Think its most likely closer to 7 with the random longer times for maintenance. Still love Reyes moving forward.

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        @b the esq.:

        thx b the e …..that is what i think too

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks hopefully i get a few good weeks out of him

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  27. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    @knucks:

    Rumor has it either colangelos wife or son were running the accounts…….my quote of the day

    Colangelo will be the first sports executive to resign to spend LESS TIME with his family…..

  28. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Good move to drop Manea for Jaime Barria? He staying up?

    Thanks!

    • 200 Proof says:
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      @200 Proof:
      …or am I just being Manea-depressive?

    • 200 Proof says:
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      @200 Proof:
      Nevermind, someone just grabbed Barria this morning before i could.

      Sooo… Good move to drop Manea for Frankie Montas (stream start)?

      Thanks!

      • 200 Proof says:
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        @Grey:
        Worth taking a chance on Musgrove (over Manea)?

        Thanks!

  29. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Great writing as always. Question – I had Hoskins in my OF in a 12 team ROTO league. I also have Bellinger, Marte, Meadows, Mancini and Pillar. Drop any of those for any of these:

    Soler
    Nimmo
    Teoscar
    Franmil

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Thanks! Mancini, Pillar — Soler, Nimmo

  30. Slappy Jack says:
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    Nice work Grey !

    Could it be? Is Au Shizz finally coming around after 2 crappy months? hallelujah

    Kluber now has 12 QS’s in a row but only 10 BBs.. damn he’s dealin

    To go with the Scherzer/ Severino blurbs above … how are we ranking Klubot, Verlander, Cole, Sale right now ?

      • Slappy Jack says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  31. abmsports23 says:
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    ROS Rank:

    Polanco, Desmond, Happ, Mancini, Eaton

    Thanks Grey!

  32. Adam says:
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    Need some help… 10 tean 5×5. My hitting is the best in the league with 40 of the possible 50. but only have 11.5 point in pitching with a 1 in ERA, 2 Saves and 1 in Whip. (This is even after trading Truner for Kubler). Should I let my pitching settle in and stream ( and actually use my streamometer subscription) or move one of my big bats, if so which one, for pitching. Also if I sell hitting should I go for a stud SP or a good SP and a closer

    Hitting – W. Contreras, Hosmer, J Ram, Arenado, Lindor, Sano, T. Anderson, A Judge (last round keeper next year), E. Rosairo, K. Davis, Cutch, Alonso, H Ram and Happ

    Pitching – Kluber, R. Ray, Wacha, Gausman, Skaggs, C. Anderson, T. Ross, G. Gonzalez, F. Vazquez, J. Alvarado and S. Oh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: In a ten teamer, Skaggs, Gausman, Anderson, Ross and Oh are droppable… Can hold Gausman sicne keeper, but these other guys are not great… Stream more!

  33. RIch Hill is not the name of a fancy neighborhood says:
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    OK so it’s almost June 1 and I think it’s time.

    I really liked my offense on draft day. I had loads of young upside, dingers, and a couple of guaranteed thirty-steal guys.

    In a 5×5 10 team standard redraft I had Lindor, JD Martinez, Bellinger, Bogaerts, Rendon, Hoskins, Merrifield, Margot, and Mancini. I took a chance on Josh Bell and Bradley Zimmer in the last two rounds and felt good about them. And just for extra dingers and insurance I had Khris Davis and Yadier.

    That meant my pitching got a little short-changed but I had Cole and I figured I could deal with the rest.

    Not so much.

    Two ugly months later I’m in perpetual 8th place and I got rid of Margot (replacing him with Teoscar– I feel your pain, Grey!) and Zimmer but I just haven’t had the heart to break up my sweet draft-day collection.

    Is there a question? Yes. Yes, there is a question. Give me one to trade, one to drop, and one to hold at all costs.

    Thank you for your support.

  34. MB says:
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    Grey –

    Good write-ups!
    Drop Puig, or D. Santana for any of the avail: Conforto, Kemp, Buxton (DL stash), Braun, Bader, Deshizz?

    Drop J.Gray or W.LebLanc (pitching surprising well) for K.Gibson?

    Or hold?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MB: Domingo for Kemp… Yes, lose Gray

  35. Nightmare! says:
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    The finale had its ups and downs but overall i was a little dissapointed. The standoff was rather lackluster. What was your take?

    2) Hoskins goin down kills me. How long do u think he misses with a fractured jaw? Wire that mug shut and get out there Bing!!

    3) who’s the pickup with Hoskins out…..Desmond, Soler, Teoscar, choo, Kepler, or Mancini

    4) android or IPhone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nightmare!: Agreed, a whole lot of talk and montages… Conveyed what needed to be conveyed, but could’ve done it more cinematically… 2. No idea, hoping only a couple of weeks 3. Desmond 4. iPhone

  36. Slimcompoop says:
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    Velo is one of my fav’s. Thanks for the write-up.

  37. OaktownSteve says:
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    Does anyone like the Marlins? Seriously do they have a single fan? WE WANT BEARCLAW…to close the one game a week they win. What a pile of unicorn vomit they have down there.

    Albright did you catch the Kevin Plawecki/My Ding-a-Ling story? Some one on the Mets put a dildo in plain sight in his locker but he didn’t know it was there. Then it was in a shot during the post game interviews and it was all good fun and made a little news. Every time he batted in the series at Atlanta the Braves organist played My Ding-A-Ling for the walk up.

    Best example of that was long ago when Dave Stewart was I think with the Indians and he got caught with a tranny hooker named Lucille and the organist somewhere played You Picked A Fine Time To Leave Me, Lucille while he warmed up for the first and Stew lost it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Feel like the last time they did that with a dildo it was Matt Harvey

      Totally remember that with Dave Stewart, and his karate… I was an A’s fan for about 7 years as a kid…

  38. Joel says:
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    Thanks again!

    Tomorrow:

    Jaime Barria @ Texas

    -OR-

    Tyler Mahle @ Tyler Mahle

  39. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    RCL league

    Need to drop a hitter or two to clear up space for a catcher and possibly another pitcher, probably need to drop a DL player or two, and possibly a starter or two (Manaea, Godley, etc?).

    RCL team:

    C
    1B Freeman
    2B Lowrie
    3B Moustakas
    SS Turner
    MI Cozart
    CI Longoria
    OF Springer
    OF Polanco
    OF Puig
    OF T Hernandez
    OF Rosario
    UTL Bird
    BN Happ
    BN Soto
    DL Acuna
    DL Molina

    SP Snell, Richards, Godley, Manaea, Quintana, Buehler
    RP Jansen, Boxberger, Brach
    DL Darvish, Melancon, Miller

    1) With Melancon scheduled to be activated from DL, would you drop any of Miller or Molina to clear up a DL spot or hold onto 4 DL’ed player with Acuna and Darvish possibly coming back soon?

    2) If you had to drop a hitter, who would it be: Cozart, Bird, Longoria, Soto Happ?

    3) Hold Manaea, Godley or drop for streamers or bullpen arms?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: I’d drop Melancon, though Millers a drop too 2. Cozart 3. They’re streamers

  40. Zachary Feller says:
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    The trade analyzer and Klug both seem to think Kris Bryant is worth more than Judge ($41 -> $30), but last year and this year the numbers just arent there..

    I have an offer for KB and a couple pitchers for my Judge (OBP/SLG League), can you tell me anything to believe bryant is actually better ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zachary Feller: Better peripherals, Judge is scary and could hit .245….Bryant won’t

  41. Cheez Whit says:
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    Which Hernandez OF is the better bet to own rest of Season…. Gorkys or Teoscar?

  42. Wudaben says:
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    I’ve come to the point where I’ve gotta dump one of them so I’ve got to ask… Choo or Puig?

    I feel like I know the answer I’m going to get but Choo has been so consistent all year and it seems like Puig gets two days off every week not to mention he has been crap most of those weeks.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wudaben: Choo is solid. If you’re content with a steady 90/20/75/.260, hold Choo. If that’s not enough, take the chance that Puig goes bonkers.

  43. alps says:
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    Hey Grey
    who do you like for RBI’s and HR’s
    Muncy, Guzman, Mac Williamson,Nick Williams,
    Thanks

  44. Woodrow the Impaler says:
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    G’day, Grey!

    Swung a deal that sent Josh Hader and Luis Castillo in exchange for Christian Yelich. This would be in a standard 5×5 12 team mixer of course.

    Fair deal for the most part?

    Thanks, buddy – hope yr day’s jolly :-D

    • Cram It says:
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      @Woodrow the Impaler: Who cares if it’s fair, you win if you need offense.

      • Woodrow the Impaler says:
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        @Cram It: I care.

          • Woodrow the Impaler says:
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            @Cram It: I 104% respect yr totally worthless opinion, my dude.

  45. bacca72 says:
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    5×5 OBP

    Acuna for Verlander, which side

    • Cram It says:
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      @bacca72: Verlander

  46. Synyster says:
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    Just to be positive, dropping Ed-Rod (what about Taillon instead?) to activate Dee Gordon from the DL in this lineup? 6×6 w/ QS/OBP. 10 man H2H.

    Cervelli, Hosmer, Merrifield, Jose Ramirez, Machado, Trout, Cain, Brantley, Gregorius, DL-Gordon

    Snell, deGrom, Bauer, Wacha, Ohtani, Newcomb, Stripling, Gibson, Taillon, Ed-Rod, Chapman, Herrera, Norris.

    Thx Grey!

  47. Apostle Paul says:
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    Healy the sick? or Mancini of Galilee? Bless you Fantasy Master Lothario.

  48. bill amodeo says:
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    Grey,

    I’m getting frustrated with Olson, would you drop him for Nimmo, Soler, M. Kemp?

  49. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    I’m thinking Reyes was all geeked up. Saw a lot of pitches a better catcher might have stolen in the 2nd inning. He’s got serious tilt on that fastball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: From what I saw, if he can command his pitches, no one will hit him…He’ll be a top 15 SP

  50. Alex Sutara says:
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    Why has the “World wide leader” in sports, ESPN not added shane bieber in the damn player pool. My pitching is done for the week in era and whip so I’d like to plug other stats, meanwhile these guys can’t get their shit together on a top prospect?

    No bieber fever there. Making the switch next year

  51. Chud says:
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    Looking at some SP to replace Manea. Drop him for Gibson, Stripling, or Cahill?

    Thanks!

    • starz says:
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      @Chud: Yes

  52. mrm3711 says:
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    Hey Grey, nice recap! I am a little worried about Puig’s ABs going forward, as it seems like Roberts is resting him every four or five games in favor of a Joc-Kemp-Bellinger OF. In a 12-team standard Y! league, which of these guys (who were mostly pre-ranked below Puig), if any, would you take back for Puig?

    E-Rod, Reyes, Folty, Porcello, OZUNA (I still kinda believe!), Smoak, Newcomb, Heaney, Contreras, Garrett Richards.

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @mrm3711: Any of the first 7

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mrm3711: Thanks! Don’t think you’re getting most of these… If you can, Ozuna, Smoak, Newcomb, Reyes or Willson

      • mrm3711 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! I figured I wouldn’t get most of them, but can’t hurt to try!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  53. Drew says:
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    Franmil or Zimmer for a bench bat in a 16-team OPS keeper for ROS? Beyond this year?

  54. Russ says:
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    12 team, 2 catcher league. Would you drop Russell Martin for JRM?

    My current catchers are Martin, Stassi, and Gomes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Russ: Why are you carrying 4 catchers?

  55. Starz says:
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    What should we do with Soto? Keep-2 league so he has value…try and sell? Or wait for next Eaton injury?
    Feel he’s getting sent down due to numbers game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Starz: Yeah, sell if you can

      • Starz says:
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        @Grey: How low would be a trade floor? Hoping to work with an owner who overvalues him or is in the running for keeping him next year.

        • Grey

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          Not that low, top 75 ish

          • Starz says:
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            @Grey: Thanks. Would WIl Myers be enough? He’s one start away from gaining OF eligib. Alebit still a few weeks away but I’m playing the long game. If I knew for sure Soto will stay up, I’d probably take my chances and keep him.

            • Grey

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              He would be enough

  56. Russ says:
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    12 team league. 2 catchers. My current catchers are Russell Martin, Gomes, and Stassi. Would you drop Martin for JRM?

  57. I Am The Danger says:
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    12 team keeper league: Drop Josh Bell or Mitch Moreland to activate Kershaw?

  58. HomerHWBush says:
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    Al Reyes (not that one) looked good to me yesterday. A bit wobbly sure, but the action on those pitches? ::bites fist:: Give the boy time, I think he’s keeper material by the end of the year.

    Aside from that, what do you think about this trade involving OF’s who are more trouble than they’ve been worth so far:

    Give: Trey of prosciutto-stuffed pepperon(Man)cini and Dylan “Peg” Bundy
    Get: Tommy “yeah I know, I feel the same way” Pham

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HomerHWBush: Yeah, Reyes is unhittable if he’s controlling his pitches — I’d take Pham

  59. Justin Ralph says:
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    Just traded Sano and Hamilton for Votto. Have room to add a pitcher. Cahill or Musgrove?

  60. Willy Mo says:
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    It’s unfortunate but I don’t expect the Blue Jays to call up the vlad until Donaldson is gone which According to some rumors might be pretty soon to the Cardinals. At that point Solarte to second and travis to the bench. Hopefully the Blue Jays don’t expect too much in return for Donaldson.

    • Starz says:
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      @Willy Mo: With his salary, it’ll be tough unless they pick up most of it. But they can definitely get something of value.

      • Willy Mo says:
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        @Starz: huh? Hes on a 1 year deal and is an UFA next year. They will trade him for a mid level prospect to a contender. They wont eat any of his remaining contract otherwise they wont trade him.

        The problem is the blue jays think that they are still contending for a second wild card spot i think. Once they face facts hes gone in the walk year

        • Starz says:
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          @Willy Mo: He’s still due a large salary this season. Unless he starts bouncing back, they will need to eat some of that money to get a better piece back. We see this every season.

          • Willy Mo says:
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            @Starz: how much you wana bet they eat zero of it?

            • Starz says:
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              @Willy Mo: It’s very likely they don’t dump the full salary, unless he turns it around fast. I don’t get why this is outrageous, it happens every year. Especially under-performers with $23 million salaries (obviously pro-rated at deadline).
              How much to bet that they cover none of it? I wouldn’t bet much on that.

  61. Daze says:
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    Grey
    Oh or Devenski for more saves ROS
    Thanks

  62. William Hung says:
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    Seranthony Dominguez or Kyle Barraclough?

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Looks like Seranthony is the closer in PHI – did a nice job closing out the Dodgers tonight. I can’t believe he hasn’t given up a run yet – I’m tempted to pick him up and drop one of my bench bats

        • Grey

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          Go for it!

  63. Kas says:
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    Grey, talking young MLB players, who has the higher ceiling, Eloy Jimenez or Juan Soto? If you can, briefly explain why. Thanks my brother!

  64. greggpatenaude says:
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    who’s the better long-term keeper teoscar or tyler o’neill?

  65. Turd Wendell says:
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    Gyorko or Taylor??

  66. Turd Wendell says:
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    Gyorko or Taylor?

  67. Matt says:
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    Grey question. I have been offered a trade in my dynasty league and I don’t think it’s good enough value. My roster is below. The offer would be sending my Hosmer, godley and Tim Anderson, for his Alex wood Gregory polanco and dansby Swanson. While this trade may not be a good one what do you think I should target in a trade? I recently acquired Jose Quintana.

    C. Jt realmuto
    1b. Eric Hosmer
    2b. Brian dozier
    3b. Nolan Arenado
    Ss. Carlos Correa
    Of. Christian yelich
    Of. Khris Davis
    Of. Carlos Gonzalez
    Utility. Justin bour
    Utility. David Peralta
    Be. Yangarvis solarte
    Be. Mark ryenolds
    Be. Zack cozart
    Be. Tim Anderson
    Be. Mark trumbo
    Be. Chance sisco
    Be. Ryon Healy

    P. Blake snell
    P. Robbie ray (DL)
    P. Walker buehler
    P. Jose Quintana
    P. Trevor Bauer
    P. Zack Godley
    P. Kenta Maeda (DL)
    P. Kyle Freeland
    P. Junior Guerra
    P. Alex Cobb
    P. Ivan Nova (DL)
    RP. Rasiel Iglesias
    Rp. Blake trienan
    Rp. Jeremey Jeffrey’s
    Rp. Dan Winkler
    Rp. Alex colome
    Rp. Adam Ottovino (DL)

    Minors:
    Kyle Tucker
    Yordon Alvarez
    Leody Tavares
    Kolby allard
    Brent rooker
    Bobby Bradley
    Yusniel Diaz
    Griffin Canning
    Yadier Alvarez
    Joe Dunnad

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: You look like you could use another SP or OF… Raisel for OF or SP?

      • Matt says:
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        @Grey: good idea I’ll fish around. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  68. uncle ernie says:
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    Good morning Grey. I need some help with this one. Just got up (west coast ) to find this in my inbox. Little early to make decisions so looking for input from you and anyone this morning. Arenado and Flash for my Turner and Rendon. This one has me stumped. both offer Sb. Hr. Average. And runs. Maybe rbi’s Favor the Arenado side a bit. What do you think big guy. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @uncle ernie: Morning… Arenado side as long as Gordon is not hurt

      • uncle ernie says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey. Guess he had a few proposals out there. Someone took this. Trout and Schoop for Arenado. Moncada. Alex Rey’s. Soto and Acuna. I personally think he gave up too much for Trout. Gave up some great keepers and Arenado is top 5 guy. Thanks

        • Grey

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          Gotcha, sounds fair, maybe a bit much

  69. Murph says:
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    Morning Grey
    Team is up to #2 and rising. Worried about messing with a good thing so need your advice.
    10team 5×5 roto:
    Rizzo, Carpenter, Rendon, Torres, Schoop, Moose, Harper, KDavis, Cain, JoseMartinez, Rosario, Suarez, Bird, Acuna (DL), Dee Gordon (DL),
    1 Got no catcher, too many CI and Desmond is on the wire. Drop Bird and/or Moreland for Desmond and/or a catcher (Stassi or Mesoroco)
    2 Pitching is holds+saves. Near the top of the category. Drop Devenski or Ottavino for Stripling? (other SP are Severino, Quintana, McCullers, Morton, Snell, Buehler. Other RP are Doolittle and Greene)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: 1. Bird — Desmond 2. Ottavino

  70. Savoy Special says:
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    Yasmani Grandal or Evan Gattis ROS?

    Thanks!

  71. Scen says:
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    10 team h2h QS league
    Drop Castillo and pick up Cahill, Musgrove, Heaney, or Stripling?

    Also if Quintana shits the bed today do I drop him for any of them?

    Loved the part on Colangelo.

    • Starz says:
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      @Scen: 10 team, safe to move on. Any of those four might be better than Castillo, tough one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scen: Thanks! Cahill…Fine on Quintana to lose in a 10 teamer

  72. Jony Jony Yes Papa says:
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    Great write up, but I was confused by your Stripling write up. I thought it was negative until you said you grabbed him. Is it a cautious grab or an early grab? I have him….ell high? Wait to sell high? Keep him and reap the rewards? Sorry just didn’t understand what you were saying there.

  73. Ty says:
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    Drop Jon Gray for Kyle Gibson? Jesus.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ty: Go for it

  74. Game of Throws says:
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    Ok ok I’m ready to drop Zeigler.

    Which potential closer should I grab?

    Barraclough or Tepera?

    Thanks!

  75. Fogimon says:
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    Was offered Mac Williamson ($6) for my Willy Adames ($0) in a keeper league.

    I do need OF help until Pollack returns. We start 5, my guys;
    Hoskins, Yelich, Domingo, Mancini, Soler, Cespedes(DL), Pollock(DL)

    Do I pull the trigger or hang on to Adames?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fogimon: I’d hold if these guys are actual keepers

  76. Marti says:
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    how long do you expect Hoskins to be out for?

  77. Fogimon says:
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    1 to drop;

    Caleb Smith, Marco Gonzales, Luke Weaver, Luis Castillo, Vince Velasquez

  78. cyler8 says:
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    Kind of in a roster crunch of sorts in my 10 team Roto dynasty. We have large rosters and get to keep 10 at the end of the season. I have Iglesias ready to come off the DL but no where to put him as of now. Should I just drop a few or look to make a 2 for 1 / 3 for 1 trade?

    Its an OPS and SV+H league.

    C – Cervelli
    1B – Hoskins (not Dld in yahoo yet)
    2B – Brian Dozier
    3B – Alex Bregman
    SS – Trea Turner
    OF – Eddie Rosario, Austin Meadows, Kyle Schwarber
    UT – George Springer, Jean Segura, Tommy Pham
    BN – David Dahl, Lewis Brinson, Whit Merrifield
    DL – Adam Eaton, AJ Pollock

    SP – Kluber, Morton, Nola, Mikolas, Paxton, Alex Reyes
    RP – Bud Norris, Felipe Vazquez, Familia, Serantony Dominguez
    DL – Raisel Iglesias

    • cyler8 says:
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      @cyler8: Follow up here. I was offered Eloy for Rizzo. That would free up one spot at least. Thoughts on that?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @cyler8: Drop Brinson…Forget that Rizzo trade

  79. Chief Wahoo says:
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    Adams, Alonso, Desmond or Mancini to add as UTIL?

    For SP: Happ, Mengden, Cahill and Folty all available. Most droppable are Castillo, Richards, Tanaka and Keuchel. Recommend one or more moves there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chief Wahoo: Desmond — Happ, Cahill over Castillo and Richards

  80. steve stevenson says:
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    ROS, Buehler or Stripling? Who has the greater chance of still being in the rotation during H2H playoffs?

  81. Swimmin with Fishes says:
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    Grey, just wanted to give credit where credit is due, and that is to you my friend. Michael Wacha has been my most consistent starter, and I went back and forth on keeping him at $10 in my NL only league until I decided to just listen to Grey. Now Manny Margot, on the other hand…;-)

  82. Brian Zeller says:
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    Deep AL only. Need to drop one Tony Kemp or Ben Gamel?

  83. Righty says:
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    Keeper league: Bumgarner (14th Rd next year), Haniger (late Rd next year) for Bryant (no keeper value – 1st Rd)

    It is essentially paying Bumgarner to replace Haniger with Bryant in lineup. Worth it? Trade analyzer says yes, but then the keeper value…. We are limited on keeper count, and I’ve got guys to keep, but Bum in 14 would be valuable.

    Also, who are we stashing for super two coming up here? Calhoun? Kopech? Vlad, Senzel already gone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant side to win this year — Kopech

      • Righty says:
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        @Grey: The voice of reason we all need. Much appreciated!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  84. I Am The Liquor says:
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    I’m in first place in my league (12 team, 5×5 roto, 10 keepers) and hitting categories across the board are tight. My options are to trade a somewhat early pick for next season (14th /15th) for a guy like Matt Kemp, or I could cash out on AJ Pollock and probably get a few solid pieces. My questions are 1) do you think Kemp has a chance of keeping up his pace going forward and 2) do you think Pollock’s hot start is real or is he a good sell high candidate right now?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

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      1. Wouldn’t bet on it 2. Depends what you get

      • I Am The Liquor says:
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        @Grey: For Pollock I’d be looking to pick up something along the lines of Odubel and Belt/Edwin. Writing this out, that feels like not enough but would love your input.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Edwin

  85. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Looking to move Buehler for some pieces in a 15 team keeper roto w/ QS instead of W. Which deal would you do in a vacuum:

    Buehler plus scraps for:

    A) Ohtani Pitcher, Xander, Blake Parker
    B) Stripling, Wade Davis, Hader
    C) Neither, please leave and never return

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A

      • Jimmy Jack James says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey – one follow-up: considering I’d be slotting Xander at Util, would you prefer him or Moustakas coming back?

        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Xander

  86. Tim says:
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    Are you still selling high on J.D. Martinez before the inevitable injury?

    I lost Colome for saves with the trade. No other closers on the wire. I’m left with Rodney(blech) and Ziegler(double blech) and no credit for holds.

    I’m also looking to buy low on Hoskins(banking on this being rock bottom), his owner’s only closer is Kimbrel.

    12 Team OPS & BAA Keeper league

    Is J.D. and Rodney for Hoskins and Kimbrel giving away too much?

    Encarnacion for Hoskins?

    Some other combo you see here? Thanks!

    C-Cervelli
    1B-Encarnacion
    2B-Dozier
    3B-Rendon
    SS-Segura
    OF-J.D. Martinez
    OF-Upton
    OF-Rosario
    OF-Polanco
    U-Moustakas
    U-Franco
    Peralta
    T. Anderson
    Mancini
    W. Calhoun

    Strasburg
    Carassco
    Bauer
    Nola
    Wacha
    Buehler
    Duffy
    Pomeranz
    Williams
    Colome
    Rodney
    Ziegler
    DL-Salazar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s not selling high enough… I would sell him high tho… I’d want a top 15 guy

  87. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey, long story short, I am looking to make a trade to help upgrade my OF and I was putting together a deal that included me sending off Rizzo and then I checked the trade analyzer and got scared off b/c that has him as a top 15 player ROS. Was surprised how high the analyzer was on him, figured he’d be more top 25-30 than top 15. I know we trust the tools, but wanted to get your opinion on Rizzo, is he a top 15 type ROS or more of a top 30? Is he a buy, sell, or hold? Thank you G!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a top 25 guy to me

  88. Henry says:
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    Dynasty head to head League… we keep 15

    Without team or specific stat needs being a concern, would you trade my Stanton (1) for Acuna (27)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  89. Peacecoast says:
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    Dropped Quintana for Stripling on Monday. Boom son.

    Sup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Expanse was awesome last night!

      • Peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: Still on Season 2. Getting a little sick of the fucking Belter narrative and their ridiculous accents and over acting. You see this is what happens when I watch a show consistently too long in a sequence. The little things annoy me.

        In love with Naomi (Dominique Tipper). Growl.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Their accents are so bad… Easily worst part of the show

          • Peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: Plus, Belter stereotypes aside, they all look dumb and prone to violence. Know what? Fuck Belters. I also hate the way that Crisjen woman (the Indian one) talks. wtf is wrong with her, man? Amos is becoming my fav character on that show. Holden is kinda boring dogmatic, goody two shoes. To be fair that is exactly how he is written though.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Amos is the best! Easily favorite… I think the Crisjen actress is all right, but I can only understand half what she says… I thought it was me…

  90. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Grey, Shallow mixed league, can you please rank the following for me please? Wacha, Cahill, EdRod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  91. mthom42 says:
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    I’m in a H2H points league so Ohtani is my UTIL who sometimes pitches. Easier to digest that way. Also, finally moving on from Weaver and Castillo. Probably waited too long

    Thanks for the post!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • mthom42 says:
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        @Grey: Traded Castillo for Puig instead of dropping. Thoughts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

          • mthom42 says:
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            @Grey: Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  92. Eng says:
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    Familia blurb was brilliant!

    Drop Sonny Gray or Gausman for Musgrove?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Gray

  93. Mrs. Roger. Dorn. says:
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    Flip Corbin for B. Dozier or hold ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Dozier

  94. Andre says:
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    Hi Gray,
    Just lost Hoskins. Which is the better add in a 10tm league, that counts batting average? Positions don’t really matter…but I’d like to grab the player that’s the most sustainable.

    M. Kemp, Soler, Andujar, or Nimmo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp

  95. BillieJak says:
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    Drop Gausman for Stripling?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  96. Scott says:
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    Love your writing and sarcasm. Tallion or gausman ros qs format? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Gausman

  97. jaw says:
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    10 team 5×5 h2h keeper need to drop one of domingo santana and ian desmond with khris davis getting activated. could also drop both and add soler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Domingo, forget Soler for now

      • jaw says:
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        @Grey: thanks grey

  98. Jake says:
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    Cahill available…drop Castillo or Skaggs?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castillo

  99. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Stream Jordan Lyles today against Miami at home?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  100. Brian Zeller says:
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    One more… Give Odor and Matt Chapman. Get Nick Castellanos and Victor Martinez AL only

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  101. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Drop Gorkys or Adrian Gonzalez for Jankowski in NL only?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A-Gon

  102. Weird Fishes says:
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    My man Grey – would you drop D. Peralta or Gyorko for Muncy? Those guys seem to have hit a wall.

    Also do you have any thoughts on Zimmerman’s playing time when he comes back to 2 mini-Donkeys manning 1st base?

    Thanks, Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko — Zimm will play 60% of the time

      • Weird Fishes says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  103. MarvPesos

    MarV says:
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    Grey,

    12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 12) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 35 moves – no streaming

    I’ve got an open spot, a little short on pitching but here’s the wire, who are you picking up (maybe pick top 2):
    HIT – C. Dickerson, E. Gattis, M. Moreland, S. Choo, C. Villanueva, J. Kipnis, B. Nimmo, M. Kepler, R. Guzman, J. Profar, D. Robertson, A. Rosario,
    PIT – D. Duffy, B. Peacock, L. Lynn, S. Bieber N. Kingham, N. Tropeano, M. Leake
    RP – K. Giles, F. Rodney, K. Kela, S. Greene, B. Brach, N. Jones, B. Parker

    My team (Danny Salazar is on the DL so won’t be dropping him):
    C – W. Ramos
    1B – P. Goldschmidt
    2B – A. Rizzo
    3B – J. Turner
    SS – T. Turner
    CI – E. Suarez
    MI – X. Bogaerts
    LF – N. Mazara
    CF – C. Blackmon
    RF – B. Dozier
    Util – C. Yelich
    BN – M. Haniger
    BN- T. Mancini
    BN – A. Meadows
    BN – N. Senzel (Not Active)

    SP – C. Carrasco
    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – J. Paxton
    RP – H. Strickland
    RP – W. Buehler
    P – J. Quintana
    P – J. Junis
    BN – M. Kopech (Not Active)
    DL – N. Syndergaard (10-day DL)
    DL – D. Salazar (10-day DL)
    Thanks bud,
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kela, Rodney

  104. knucks says:
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    Did you listen to the Sony/Nintendo Business Wars yet? I liked it. The Netflix/Bbuster one is still the best though. I skipped the Marvel/DC one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grew kinda bored of that show… Stopped listening halfway thru Marvel/DC

  105. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    14 teamer keep 9. OPS, total bases, hits, holds, QS added. have to keep 2 RP, 2 SP, 5 hitters from differing positions (max 2 OF, but can use qualifying slots)
    C uncle fester
    1B goldy (K)
    2B schoop (K)
    3B sano (K)
    SS anderson
    MI harrison (2B/3B)
    CI gyorko (3B)
    LF brantley
    CF delino (CF/RF maybe mallex if the waiver works)
    RF stanton (LF, K)
    OF puig (RF)
    util otani (have both it’s espn)
    BN r-zimm, andujar, gone varnish (2B/SS), mcclutchin CF/RF

    DL (only 3 slots though) rhysus (1B/LF, K, needs some o dat jebus powers when he SHOWS US HIS FACE!)

    SP (max 12 starts per week): otani (K), pivetta, V2, romero, morton (K, or darvish), heaney, wood, trop (streamer)
    RP (max 5 slots): kimbrel (K), hand (K), bradley, kelly, kintzler
    DL darvish, cueto

    1. hold gyorko/andujar over all of: muncy (1B/3B), candelman (DET)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Can go Muncy over Gyorko

  106. Weird Fishes says:
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    Deep NL-only with not a lot of SPs available … Luis Castillo for Desmond?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond, but it’s fair

  107. ReservedParking says:
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    Hey Grey (and other knowledgeable interwebs peoples),

    Currently trying to move Vazquez before the duct tape holding his arm together loses its stickiness. I’ve already been offered Pham for Vazquez, but I’m skeptical that he’ll pull himself outta dat funk. Also, only one steal since his ‘groin issue’—concerning? Regardless, I’m looking more for HR/RBI help, and wondering if I could do better.

    Without knowing much about my league (12 team H2H 5×5), do you think I should just pull the trigger on the Pham-Vazquez deal before he goes down, or hold out for a little more value? I tried packaging some doo-doo I had laying around on my bench for some infield upgrades, but no takers. I think Pham might be the best I could do without giving up another semi-valuable piece. Based on the very little info I’ve provided, does it sound good enough? No real source of saves on the wire, and a few teams are hurtin’ so it might just be a matter of time/finding the right combo before someone is willing to pay up, but I’m worried that the window for selling is closing.

    Thanks for everything

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Pham, not super close

  108. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Great stuff. Loved the Semien comment as well as the Darvish blurb. Darvish does kinda suck!

    I went from having way too much pitching in our Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League (Stras, Darvish, Bauer, Ray, Pivetta, Godley, Maeda, Buehler, J. Gray, Wacha, and Reyes) to having just enough for next week with Ray, Darvish, and Maeda out and Gray pretty much unplayable. His periphs are s still good? Let’s hope Reyes can make his start. Not looking forward to having Godley toe the rubber.

    That’s all. Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  109. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Grey, which streamer do you prefer today? Lyles vs MIA (SON $5.2) or LeBlanc vs TEX ($6.6)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lyles

  110. Keith says:
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    5×5 Roto

    Kershaw for Wood and Goldschmidt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  111. Ugh says:
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    No DL spots in my league, and I’m feeling the roster crunch. Who do you drop from Tepera, Alvarado, Franchy, Maeda, Beltre, Hoskins and who do you pick up from Guzman, Muncy, Reynolds, Jay, ARosario. Or, just keep rolling along with no bench hitters and Mookie D2D? Ugh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franchy, Muncy

  112. stayinhot says:
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    Love a Peaky Blinders reference Grey, what a show, 2 more seasons to come as well. Happy days.

    Anyhoo, I need your help. Hoskins (who probably needed a break, just not his jaw) is obvs on the DL, speaking of that how do you NOT know its broken? reminds me of you and your contact lense story. Senzel has been dropped in my 14 team OPS keeper, is he likely up before Hoskins comes back?

    Thanks for your great work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love it as well…. Ha! Totally on Hoskins, was thinking the same — Unlikely on Senzel

  113. jon says:
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    urrgghhhhh Heaney— How do you not start him vs Det…. i feel sick

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @jon: I feel your pain. And of course, Ryan Carpenter(!?) is dealing. Insult to injury.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sucks

      • Yankee My Wanky! says:
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        @Grey: You can’t stop John Hicks, JaCoby Jones, Ronny Rodriguez and Victor Reyes, you can only hope to contain them. Yup, there goes my H2H Matchup this week. Ugh! You suck Heaney!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  114. Scoot Scoot McGoot says:
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    Would you trade Wacha for Gennett? Have Dee Gordon and Andrus coming back in next two weeks so trying to determine if it’s worth it.

    Currently:

    2b – Dee Gordon (DL), Matt Carpentar
    2B/SS – Andrus (DL), Eduardo Escobar
    SS – Lindor
    Util – Domingo Santana

    SPs – Buehler, Pivetta, Hendricks, Darvish (DL), Snell, Cahill, E-Rod, Gibson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  115. Zach says:
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    Hey Grey,
    1) I watched Stipling pitch last night and I thought it was hilarious watching these guys body English as his curveball came in. His command with it was crazy. You could just see they were thinking, “ should I swing should I swing should I swing” as they watch it drop in at their knees. Or they’re swinging out of their helmets. It just made me laugh.

    2) I keep going back on forth with starting Trevor Williams @STL. Would you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Ha, nice! 2. I’m not

  116. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    This Heaney stream. You have got to be shitting me! WTF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awful

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: There is probably nothing more infuriating in Fantasy than when a terrible lineup sporting a bunch of Triple A non-prospects suddenly, and inexplicably, starts demonstrating abilities they have never shown before and will likely never show again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya

        • Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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          @Fred Garvin MP: candelman, dr. castellanos, mccann and hicks have either hit well lately or just in general. v.reyes, yes, that’s very accurate.

  117. dubjay says:
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    Morning Grey,
    Have to drop one when Bumgarner returns next week. Who is the drop of L.Castillo, Manaea, Bundy, Cahill? It is a keeper league if that helps any. Also am ready to pull the plug on M.Olson. Who is the pickup of Alonso, Nimmo, Desmond, Grandal, Nimmo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are these guys actual keepers tho? Prolly lose Bundy

      • dubjay says:
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        @Grey:
        Yeah I was leaning Bundy too. They definitely wont be keepers with the way they have pitched this year. We only keep 10 so its doubtful any would be kept, just more of an indication of their value. Who would you recommend for offense? I want Olson to be the guy but he hasnt done much.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Olson’s droppable

          • dubjay says:
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            @Grey:
            Whos the pickup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond, Nimmo

      • dubjay says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  118. jason batteiger says:
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    12 team dynasty with OPS, holds.
    C kraken
    1B E5
    2B scooter (3B/LF)
    SS taylor (2B/CF/LF)
    3B muncy (was gyorko earlier, but needed a backup RF as well, 1B/RF)
    LF upton
    CF cain sugar
    RF brocktune (LF)
    util fatt adams (1B/LF)
    BN gattis (while hot but now with k.davis back i probably drop)
    BN kingery (2B/SS/3B will have RF and LF at some point, only 2-3 starts left at both)
    BN chavis (highest ranked by ralph 3B, but suspended and it’s yahoo so i can’t NA stash)
    DL k.davis (LF, back today)
    DL thames (1B/LF), acuna (CF/LF)
    NA (7) y.alvarez 1B/LF, big willie LF, javier SS, r.lewis SS, bradley 1B

    SP kluber, richards, gibson, hendricks, pivetta, reyes, carrasco, arrieta, b.norris (in SP slot)
    RP (5 slots): fields, kelly, knebel, morrow, hand
    DL ryu, carmart, raise the church roof

    who’s my drop out of norris, knebel, hand, morrow? thinking norris even with the SP eligility due to long term value. could also keep norris and just drop chavis or gattis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavis

  119. John says:
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    Hey Grey, was a little late last night with this post on the last writeup so copying here…

    Ok, so….3 keeper 10 team 5×5

    My pitching is a fucking disaster of biblical proportions. I am in last place. But I am foolishly thinking I could still turn it around. I have been offered Sale for Freeman. Should I grab Aguilar, Desmond or Cron and do the deal like an optimist?

    Or give in and concede this early and deal what non keepers I have for potential keepers…because what difference can one pitcher make really? (thinking out loud)

    My team (excluding RP because who cares, also, a lot of these SP I know could be dropped but our rosters expanded like crazy this year and everyone is hoarding starters so even though the league is shallow it isnt exactly )

    zunino
    Freeman
    Scooter
    Jose Ramirez
    Tim Anderson
    Eddie Rosario
    Buxton (kill me)
    Giancarlo
    Travis Shaw
    Yoan Moncada

    Bench:
    Michael Taylor
    Juan Soto
    Puig
    VLAD
    DL: Daniel Murphy

    Trashfire Pitching Staff:

    Corbin
    Ray
    Darvish
    Castillo
    Weaver
    Tyson Ross
    Soroka
    Velasquez
    Ross Stripling
    Sonny Gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it! Grab Aguilar, stop holding so many cold players in a 10 team league… Not like you’re keeping Bux, Puig, Taylor, Ross, VV and others

      • John says:
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        @Grey: Word

  120. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Any reason to keep Odor in a shallow 10 team mixed league? Dude just sits on my bench and he’s eating away a roster spot, I am wanting to drop him for streamers and batty calls/hot bats, but why is this so difficult for me?!? Grey, can I move on without any reservations or hold for (potentially) better days ahead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, drop

      • Laguna BobbyI says:
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        @Grey: thanks G, just made the drop and damn it feels good!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  121. Justin Ralph says:
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    Trevor Williams or Joe Musgrove?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Musgrove

  122. ERad says:
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    I never believed in regression fairies until I started Andrew Heaney against Detroit on May 31st, 2018.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @ERad: Haha. Not really regression though. Just terrible luck.

    • et says:
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      @ERad: All the damage came in the first inning. Maybe Sciosciapath should take a page out of the Tampa Bay playbook and start Justin Anderson next time then bring Heaney in for the 2nd.

  123. JP says:
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    HxH partial keeper league, basically I have Torres and can keep him for cheap, would you trade Torres (can be kept for 3 years at $16/year) for Goldy/Hendricks(Neither can be kept)? Currently playing Torres at Utility, so position eligibility is not an issue.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Goldy if it helps you win this year

  124. Jack says:
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    Gorkys or Mark Reynolds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds, apples/oranges

  125. MikeZ says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto — which side do you like better? Bregman + CMart for Jose Ramirez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ram

  126. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Great Stuff as Usual Grey!

    NL-Only H2H w/ OBP

    Pick one for the next couple of weeks for Acuna’s spot: F. Reyes or Bader.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franmil prolly, but I really do like Bader

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: O’neil was just optioned, so he won’t be in the mix anymore.

  127. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Manea or T Williams?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Manaea

  128. abmsports23 says:
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    Would you drop Happ or Mancini to pick up Eaton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini

  129. NH says:
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    Would you make this trade.
    I would get DeGrom and I would give up Hoskins and Corbin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  130. dubjay says:
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    @Grey:
    Thanks grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  131. NH says:
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    Here is my team, who would you trade for Degrom

    Grandal, Votto, J. Ramirez, Torres, Machado, Didi, Asdbrual Cabrera, Pollock, Jose Martinez,
    Mazara, Hoskins, Severino, Corbin, Morton, Sale, Clevinger, Mikolas, Robbie Ray, Kershaw, Kimbrel, Hand, Reyes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pollock and Asdrubal?

      • NH says:
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        He won’t take Pollock cuz he is hurt so is there another player on the list who you would add in the trade?

        would you take C-Mart or DeGrom

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          But he’ll take Hoskins? He’s hurt

          • NH says:
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            darn lol
            Trying to make a two for one trade LOL. Anyone else you think? Ray is coming off the DL soon so I would like to free up a spot on my roster.

  132. NH says:
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    He is willing to trade Degrom or C-Mart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ok

  133. Happyharry says:
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    Grey, 12 team, H2H, 6X6 – I’m looking at proposing this trade, tell me if I’m upgrading or a wash.
    My Carlos Santana and Paxton for his Cruz and Berrios….or Cruz and Snell? Or Hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Might be a wash, Cruz side is safer

      • Happyharry says:
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        You like Berrios or Snell ROS?..

        Also i currently have Castillo and Tailon and can only make one pitching transaction. Drop one of them for either Eduardo Rodriquez or Musgrove? Thanks Man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Berrios, prolly close — Castillo – Musgrove

  134. phennore says:
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    Best fill in for Hoskins in a deep 16-team 5×5 league (position agnostic):

    Camargo
    Bader
    A. Gonzalez
    L. Valbuena
    Nick Williams
    Stassi
    Granderson
    Brito

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Williams

  135. Kyle Reed says:
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    Thoughts on this offer?
    This is a keeper league

    My:
    Belt, Adam Jones, Bogaerts, Tanaka, Ryu

    for his

    Bregman
    Kluber
    Gattis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber side

  136. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Sorry, one more “greater than Q”:
    Musgrove or Manea?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Musgrove seems like fun choice, prolly Manaea

  137. DonnieB says:
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    Manny Margot? Any realistic hope for a rebound? Would you pick him up over a Teoscar,Hanley or Tyler O’Neill in a 12 team NFBC FAAB league? If so, what would you bid out of a remaining $324? Thanks. You are the best in the game!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over O’Neill seems like a fair gamble — $12

  138. farcus says:
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    If I’m not looking well positioned this season in a keeper league should I trade J.D. Martinez for Acuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Acuna

  139. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Is Jake Faria worth holding on the DL in roto leagues or better off streaming with Straily types?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  140. William Hung says:
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    Dylan Cozens someone to be excited about in 10 team leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  141. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    And, Reyes back on the DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  142. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Tigers’ Victor making a bid today to become the #1 Reyes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  143. Favio Vasquez says:
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    Alex Reyes to the 10 day DL with a lat strain. W T F? I read the same articles that you did about no restrictions and a ton of Strikes. So……..W T F? Im so done with these fake ass injuries.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ridiculous

  144. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Yario Munoz should have SS eligibility on ESPN tomorrow (had it in Fantrax) which could make him a useful option.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • DonnieB says:
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        Munoz over Pirela ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  145. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    No available DL slot, and now Reyes is again disabled. How dumb to simply drop him for Musgrove?

    • Norm Ginsberg says:
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      @Norm Ginsberg: @Norm Ginsberg: Stripland (I know he’s not one of your favorites) is also available

      Note: I fear Reyes may be the SP who goes when Carlos returns.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  146. Bad Ash says:
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    Hello! The Uniballer is almost a streamer in 12-mixed, huh? Had high hopes. On the fence about starting him in STL tomorrow, but will prob throw him out there. SON doesn’t mind. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  147. southside dom says:
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    I’m in a 10 team keep forever dynasty, 6×6 roto with OBP and QS.

    My team is middle of the pack and I think I have a shot to compete for at least the money this season.

    Was approached by a team looking to add an OF, and he identified Khris Davis, Haniger, and Rosario from my team as targets (we only start 3 OF, I’ve also got Springer, Desmond, Polanco, Brinson, and Buxton)

    If you were to play matchmaker, any of these arms look like a fair target?

    Morton
    Pivetta
    Nola
    Rodon

    I also notice that he has Hoskins on the DL and Bellinger on the bench for some reason, so maybe a buy low opportunity.

    Appreciate any ideas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis/Haniger for Cody? — Haniger for Morton? Nola? — Rosario for Morton? Nola?

  148. southside dom says:
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    Grey – 10 team, dynasty keep forever, 6×6 roto with OBP and QS

    Was approached by a team looking for an OF. He targeted Khris Davis, Haniger, and Rosario on my team (I also have Springer, Desmond, Polanco, Brinson, Buxton – deep benches!)

    Any of these arms seem like a fair deal?

    Morton
    Pivetta
    Nola
    Rodon

    I also notice he has Hoskins on the DL and Bellinger on the bench for some reason, so potentially a buy-low window.

    Thoughts on potential matches? Appreciate the advice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  149. Alejandro Martinez says:
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    @Grey

    So is Reyes a drop now that he’s hit DL again or would you try and hold?

    • Alejandro Martinez says:
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      @ Grey

      Same question for Buxton?

      Robbie Ray is currently in my only available DL spot.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Forget Buxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try to hold

  150. Gotime says:
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    Well I was debating who to pick up after dropping Castillo either Flaherty or Musgrove and decided to sleep on it. With Reyes DL I get both.. how bittersweet..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  151. Ty says:
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    Just lost Reyes for a bit longer need an SP…I have an abundance of 1Bs…Hosmer, Bellinger, Miggy, Moreland, Desmond. Do I lose Moreland for Gibson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  152. Jubaka says:
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    Should I drop Phil Hughes for either, nimmo, Nick Williams, bader.

    • Jubaka says:
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      @Jubaka: or franmil?

    • Jubaka says:
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      @Jubaka: it’s a obp league. No holds.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nimmo

  153. alps says:
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    Is Heaney droppable in 11 team
    Today killed me
    I need wins
    not just wins but net wins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  154. Dancin Homer says:
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    been rolling sans catcher since McCann went down since all available catchers are pretty blah.

    Would you continue to roll w/o a catcher or add one of the following:

    Iannetta
    Mesoraco
    Stassi
    J. McCann

    Cheers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try Devin

  155. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello again Grey,
    That’s really terrible news about Jose Reyes and his lat strain. Thems the breaks. Wait, what? This is f’n unbelievable. You know, when I come to the site in the afternoon, I always start at the bottom of the comments and work my way up (don’t ask me why). Well, I came to the site a few minutes ago, and the first thing I read was “With Reyes now on the DL…” This f’n blows. Ok, that thing I said earlier about my lack of SPs just got exponentially worse. That gives me Darvish, Ray, Maeda and now Reyes on the DL. Well Mr. Jon Gray, you better not suck!

    Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, sucks so bad

  156. Bk says:
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    Should I jump ship on G Polanco? Send him off for Cahill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  157. Johnnyhobbes says:
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    Heaney or Marco Gonzalez… today was rough for Heaney. I’m inclined to hold on to him though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prolly try Marco for Saturday’s start

  158. ferris says:
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    NL-only roto

    Manuel margot or luis castillo or too close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot, it’s a coin flip

  159. Jason Murray says:
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    Need another closer to go with Familia. Who do you prefer out of N. Jones, Barraclough, Tepera, and Neris? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Barraclough

  160. Nightpandas says:
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    GREY

    2019

    Schoop Pollock Puig

    Or

    Lemahieu Herrera SMarte

    I’m 4 episodes into Ozark…dark stuff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I liked Ozark, was solid… Schoop side

  161. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Changed mind on Tepera v BearClaw since 8:24am? Any announcements made?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Mattingly said he’s considering moving to Barraclough

  162. Molina Bros BBQ says:
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    12 team OBP 5×5 roto keeper league. 50 move limit, i’m at 20. Underperforming in R, RBI, HR, OBP.

    1.Thoughts on Odor ROS? He’s killing me and has got no trade value. I’ve held him all year.

    2. M.Taylor still valuable after Eaton returns? Not sure if they’ll send Soto down or make Taylor the 4th outfielder. They seem determined to get Eaton in there close to every day if he can stay healthy. Taylor is striking out at over 31%, hurting me big time in OBP but losing his speed would hurt too.

    3.Drop any of following list for any of list below?
    Odor, M. Taylor, Domingo, Seanthony Dominguez

    Avail:
    Senzel, Dahl, Kinsler, Mac Williamson, Bieber, Rodon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I’m holding him 2. Taylor and Soto might split time, not like Taylor’s been that good anyway 3. Taylor for Williamson if you don’t need SBs or Dahl if you can bench him

      • Molina Bros BBQ says:
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        @Grey: Yeah Taylor hasn’t been good but has speed and a little pop and that plays roto. Killing me in OBP though. Thanks for the advice Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  163. Launch Angle says:
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    Do you start Kershaw tonight being it’s his first start coming off the DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  164. Jubaka says:
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    Hold Reyes or pick up Roark, soroka.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prefer if you can hold

      • Jubaka says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: Ithey did say it’s considerable lat strain. But I’m in a keeper.

  165. Prog_Nation says:
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    With O’Neill being optioned, pick up which OF. Adam Eaton, Finding Nimmo or Franmil?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nimmo

  166. Gregory Bosley says:
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    Another manager in my league wants an SP for a bat. Can you pick one SP to offer for Vlad G and one (or2) for TTurner?

    Bauer
    Carrasco
    EdRod
    CMart
    Happ
    Arietta
    Castillo
    Reyes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castillo, Reyes or Ed-Rod for Vlad? Any of them for Turner

  167. Let's Play Two says:
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    Newcomb or E-Rod in standard roto (QS, K, ERA, WHIP)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Newcomb

  168. Nightpandas says:
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    Grey

    Follow up to my 2019 question :

    Prefer Hoskins Return for Marte and Castillo

    Or Pollock Schoop PUig for Marte Herrera Lemahieu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prefer Hoskins

  169. Bryan Cohen says:
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    Hunter Renfroe or N.Williams ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Williams

  170. Luke says:
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    Grey,

    Would you trade Chris Taylor for Juan Soto?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  171. Alex says:
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    Time to pick up Barraclough. Drop Tepera or Alvarado? Kevin Cash is making strange bullpen moves, but Tepera looks pretty blowupable.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Alvarado

  172. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Thoughts on dropping Fields for Steckenrider? Fields has been doing well, but Kenley is looking dominant and healthy. Steckenrider had one awful outing followed by two bad ones. Other than that, he’s been fine, and has a better shot at closing. His BABIP is really high, and his FIP is a couple runs lower than his ERA. Fields has been pretty lucky.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try it

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  173. Bk says:
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    Reyes has a “significant” last strain. Hold in 10 team mixed? Or a sad depressing drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prefer if you could hold

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @Grey: somebody was lying yesterday, either the guy who “broke” the injury news, or STL themselves. we should’ve known who to side with even yesterday with their history. so THAT’S how he got his last 4 pitches up to 95-96, straining himself.

  174. nick the smooth dick says:
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    You watch Safe? Just finished and enjoyed it. Saw someone recommend it here, hasn’t realized it was a series by Harlan Coben. I’m not the biggest reader but have read all his books and love em, total plot twist thriller types and the show was just like reading one of his books.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cougs’ brother’s favorite author is Coben, one of his books is literally sitting about 4 feet from me… Haven’t read any of his, or seen Safe yet…But it’s on my list to watch

  175. NH says:
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    Two questions for you.

    1. 14 team H2H league, drop or hold for Reyes

    2. Trade, Kershaw for DeGrom. Which side?

    • NH says:
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      Or Kershaw for C-Mart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold if able 2. Meh

  176. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I’m trading Corbin for Travis Shaw. Trade Analyzer favors the Corbin side by a couple bucks. I think it’s fair. Your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair, I’d take Shaw

  177. herschel says:
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    @Grey: assuming they both earn spots in the rotation, who do you like between biebs and kingham style? roto redraft…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Biebs

  178. ferris says:
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    NL-only roto

    Margot or Barraclough?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Barraclough

  179. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    My bullpen is Herrera, Jones and Britton (please Astros, reward my patience). H2H league in first place by quite a bit so I can be patient and aim for September. Sox get so few save opportunities.

    1. Hold or drop Jones for BearClaw (limited saves there too) or Parker?

    2. DeJong, Thames, Bux on DL. When Britton is activated, who should I stash for late season help? My team below if helpful….
    C- Gattis. CI – Freeman, Eugenio, Santana. MI – Dee, Semien, Bregman
    LF – Rosario, CF – Trout. RF – Mazara. OF (play 2 – DeShizz, Jo Ma)
    Util: Cruz. Bench: Seager, Vlad (trying to trade one)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Barraclough 2. DeJong

  180. Andrew Mellars says:
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    So Hoskins was dropped and I have an open DL spot…..that’s a must add, right? Also, this move would give me a free roster spot…..add Vlad Jr, Cahill, Musgrove, Raisel Iglesias, Moncada, Junis or Musgrove

    My team is…
    C- none
    1B-Encarnacion
    2B-Jose Ramirez
    3B-Eugenio
    SS- Trea
    OF-Mookie
    OF-Benintendi
    OF-Carlos Santana
    DL Pollock
    SP
    Degrom
    Snell
    Newcomb
    Quintana
    Flaherty
    C Archer
    Buehler

    RP
    Wade Davis
    Felipe V

    Which player do you think would benefit me most to add? Thank you!

  181. Slimcompoop says:
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    Quick question…In my OBP/SLG league somebody just dropped Adrian Beltre and Teoscar Hernandez is out on waivers. Do I drop Happ or Peralta for either, both? Muchas Gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh… Do you have to? Guess Beltre over Happ

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: I don’t have to at all. I was kinda thinking meh as well. I just can’t quit Teoscar, as I had him and then dropped him, and now want him back.

  182. Terrence Mann says:
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    Osho, what’s your best guess at Soroka numbers ROS? 3.25 ERA 1.22 whip 9 k/9?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3.60/1.20/8.7

      • Terrence Mann says:
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        @Grey: Thank you!

        Dunno if that’s gonna be good enough to unseat Anibal, tho.

  183. ellis says:
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    10 team daily league, r h hr rbi sb avg

    Agular Villaneuva Jo-Mart Choo or Carpenter

    just picked up a subscription

    thank you!

    • ellis says:
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      @ellis:

      I don’t need steals

      Could also grab Beltre

  184. Luke says:
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    Do I trade Manaea for Musgrove?

    • Luke says:
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      @Luke: or drop him for cahill? Other pitchers are Strickland, hamels, pivetta, newcomb

      • Luke says:
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        @Luke: those are my other pitchers (ones that could be willing to part with) if Cahill or Musgrove are better options.

  185. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    At this point, I’m pretty convinced Vasquez’s issues are between his ears. Gets unfavorable calls or bad luck, and folds.

  186. Small hands make my Cishek look bigger says:
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    Matt Davidson or Greg Bird for CI? Assuming Davidson’s back issue is minor… I’m leaning Davidson, but is it really tomato/tomahto?

  187. William Hung says:
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    My Mets fandom is urging me to pick up Nimmo – and drop either Moncada or Desmond. Rest of my team as June starts is (scoring is 5×5 with OBP and Ks counting for batters):

    C- Grandal
    1B- Abreu
    2B- Merrifield
    3B- Rendon
    SS- Lindor
    OF- Betts, Gallo, Rosario
    UTIL- Shaw
    B- Moncada, Desmond
    SP- Severino, Archer, Corbin, Bauer, Buehler, Pivetta
    RP- Barraclough, Greene, Treinen, Boxberger, Dominguez

  188. Jubaka says:
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    Should I drop gyorko, or Nick Williams to pick up gyorkys hernandez?

    • Jubaka says:
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      @Jubaka: I could drop Andrew Miller instead. I’m hurting with Thor, reyes,Myers, Hoskins, and Corey seager all on the dl. My utility is Gyorko, or Williams until Daniel Murphy, Hoskins, or Myers gets back.

  189. Jubaka says:
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    Sorry. Actually should I pick up gyorkys Hernandez, or bader, drop Gyorko?

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