Finally, the Rays took a cue from Fox, and started Jake Bauers‘ clock.  Here’s an updated 24:  FBI agent, breathlessly, into a phone, “The President is in danger!”  Assistant to the FBI director lowers the phone, speaks to the director, less breathlessly, “Have you tried Thai basil chicken?”  FBI director, “Basil in Thai dishes always make me think there should be tomato sauce.  Ya know, Italians have that basil thing already.”  FBI agent into the phone, breathlessly, “Did you hear me, the President’s in danger!”  FBI assistant, “Um, yeah, you’ve been on vacay, and we’re no longer taking matters of the President’s safety as seriously as much as we once did.”  I keed!  Don’t hit me with your political agenda.  So, Jake Bauers was called up to presumably play every day.  I mean, if the Rays waited this long to bring him up, they’re not doing it for a bench bat.  He’s a little bit of everything vs. a lot of one thing, which is less exciting in short-term, but could be something long-term.  His Steamer projections are yawnstipating 7/8/.238 (click his name to see projections), but I could see him being a bit closer to 9/16/.265/.345.  Not bad, not great.  Breathlessly, “He’s okay.”  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Michael Taylor – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 16th steal, hitting .215, hitting near-.275 in the last week, which for him is downright schmotatoey.  Raimel Tapia must look at Taylor like Eric Stoltz looks at Back to the Future.

Anthony Rendon – 4-for-5, 4 runs, 3 RBIs, hitting .268.  I’ve told you to buy Rendon about five times in the last week.  Will keep telling you, until it’s too late.   Then, when it’s too late, I will scream it’s too late with tears running down my face.  Then I will softly repeat myself, and it will be terrifying.

C.J. Cron – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting .260.  Well, he’s no Luis Valbuena, but I’ll take it, Sciosciapath!

Jonny Venters – 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  Wait, so you’re saying a reliever starting a game could be as bad as a starter starting a game?  Oh, c’mon, that doesn’t even make sense!

Yoenis Cespedes – Ran the bases yesterday.  Or if Killer Mike’s reading, run the bases fast, run them, run the bases fast, run them.

Jose Reyes – The Mets are discussing the release of Reyes, but they know how much he’s loved by fans and want to give him a proper sendoff.  That’s not a joke, this is really what’s going on.  That’s like George Lucas saying, “I know how much fans love Jar Jar Binks, so I’d love to see a Binks prequel.  Future:  A-Jar has a great ring.”  Only Binks didn’t assault anyone.  At least not physically.

Zack Wheeler – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.57 vs. Dylan Bundy – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.04.  This matchup was billed as, “The Battle of the Immovable Offense vs the Stoppable Force.”  Round one goes to the Stoppable Force.

J.P. Crawford – 0-for-1 as he was activated from the DL.  Jerry Potato could hurt Kingery’s playing time, but Kingery was kinda hurting his own case anyway.

Aaron Altherr – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .192.  Am I the only one that wants to just combine Altherr and Nick Williams (0-for-2).  Gonna start calling them Will.i.Altherr.

Seranthony Dominguez – 1 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA up to 0.56.  All good things must come to…how does that saying end again?  Kapler was abusing Dominguez’s goodwill, throwing him for a ton of innings.  I’d guess he gets another save chance to redeem himself, but bullpens, man, bullpens.

Jose Quintana – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, and back-to-back solid starts.  Has lowered his ERA from 4.78 to 4.20 in that time.  Next stop, a sub-4 ERA.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .251.  HR to the Rizzo!  Guarantee he hits at least 32 homers this year, which means he has a ton more in the tank.  Rizzo is whatever I say he is!  Sorry, was listening to Eminem.

Chase Anderson – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.57.  Chase needed an early bailout due to a subprime performance.

Carlos Carrasco – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.23.  Damn, his ERA is high for him this year.  I need to look under the hood.  Pardon me. *looks at his stats*  Hmm, so I mentioned this in the preseason and it still holds.  He had a late start for his career so it might be surprising to you to hear he’s 31 years old.  I mention that because his velocity is down (age?) and his Ks have disappeared along with that butter fastball  – butterball? — and with it his xFIP is the highest since he broke out in 2014.  Sadly, Carrasco no longer appears to be an ace.

Rajai Davis – 2-for-3, 1 run and three steals (9, 10, 11), hitting .232.  Yo, Greg Allen, feed grapes to The King of SAGNOF, Keeper of the Steals, Founder of 2nd Base, Heir to Brock, Leader Off First, Warden of the Base Paths!

Alex Reyes – Out for six months with a torn tendon in his lat muscle.  Get your eyes ready for that 2019 Alex Reyes sleeper post!

Jack Flaherty – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 3.20.  Against the Marlins?  Are you kidding?  Is your full name Jacksonville and you lost a bet to Miami?  You’re killing me, Flaherty.  So, he gets the Padres next, hopefully he remembers he’s supposed to beat terrible teams.

Trevor Richards – Recalled by the Marlins, after they recalled they’re starting Elieser Hernandez.  Here’s what I said previously about Richards, “This preseason Richards said he was one or two days away from giving up baseball.  How could anyone be one or two days away from giving up anything?  You’re either going to give it up or you’re not.  No one says they’re going to give up something in two days unless they’re never giving it up.  Yeah, and I’m two days away from giving up boba.  Other interesting tidbits I found in my research, Trevor Richards went to Drury University.  Did you have to hit .240 with no power at 3rd base to get into Drury University?  Hey, Trevor RichardsBrandon Drury doesn’t even have a college!  Any hoo!  Richards lives mostly with a changeup and 90 MPH fastball, and I wouldn’t touch him outside of NL-Only leagues.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Derek Dietrich – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .288, and near-.500 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Lewis Brinson – 3-for-5, and two homers (8, 9).  Sure, I’ll be cyclops’ing him, but he is hitting .172 on the year, and one of his homers came off Gyorko.  Yes, that Gyorko, jerko.

Andrelton Simmons – Hit the DL with an ankle sprain.  Like he has ankles!  Was I born yesterday?

Shohei Ohtani – Left yesterday’s game with a blister.  If he goes blind soon, we’ll know the cause.

Blake Parker – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER, and his 5th save, ERA at 2.73.  He’s clearly the closer in Anaheim, which is to say The Sciosciapath could use anyone for the next save.  Kidding (not really).

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Yo, I think Lance Broetc. fixed Cody!  Check out his Cody Bellinger breakdown just like the Dodgers must’ve.  Wait, that means Dave Roberts reads.  Hmm…

Matt Kemp – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .353.  And you laughed when Kemp said he was in the best shape of his life.  Dude was eating rice cakes to regain your love, and you scoffed, you scoffer!

Caleb Ferguson – 1 2/3 IP, 4 ER.  *raises glass* To every one of you who was a minute too late to waivers to pick him up.  You’re laziness is finally paying dividends, just as you hoped.

Trevor Williams – 3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.18.  Feels like only two months ago we were flying.  Now TW-eh is shuttering.  I’ve been slowly moving people off him in the comments, and, unless your league is deep, it’s hard to stay in on him.

Felipe Vazquez – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER, and the save, ERA at 4.38.  Please remind me to never pick up Kyle Crick again.  If you don’t know what Crick did yesterday, you’re better off than me.

Corey Dickerson – 3-for-4, 4 runs, hitting .324.  Was about to talk him up, and say how he’s hitting .400 in the last week, but then I saw he’s owned in 90% of leagues.  He has five homers on the year with three steals!  I mean, I see the average, but huh?  Y’all confuse me sometimes.

Andrew Benintendi – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .296.  Because I remember everything, it’s a gift (curse), I said not that long ago something like, “How good could Benintendi be even if he’s good?”  And that’s me paraphrasing me! (Quite the memory.)  Well, Benintendi has been better than ‘just good.’  He caught that “He better, he better, he Betts” fever.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.68.  I know, he’s pitched better than this, but I’m all about the Stream-o-Nator with him.  Sorry, can’t get it up.  It being my trust, you sicko!

Jurickson Profar – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer, and three homers in the last two games.  Someone forgot to bring the donuts to their Launch Angler meeting.  Forgetting the donuts is a good thing in this instance.  Only this instance.  Definitely grab Profar to see if he can keep it going.

Joey Gallo – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer.  The Rangers are putting a hurt on A’s like they’re in 8th grade gym class and someone sees I’m wearing brown underwear and they scream that I’m just wearing those to hide stains and they wedgie it up–What was I saying?  Let’s move on.

Daniel Mengden – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.45.  He was the aforementioned brown underwear.

Josh Reddick – 1-for-4, 1 run as he was activated from the DL.  Reddick was dealing with leg infection.  Sounds more like Josh Redlegs.  Amiright?!

Evan Gattis – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .227.  The Marla Gibbs line!

Hector Rondon – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER and the save for the Astros, ERA at 1.64.  Goodbye, Kyle Crick, hello, Hector Rondon!  Hey, stranger things have happened.  Like 11 dressing like she’s in the Beat It video, that was a stranger thing on Stranger Things.  At this point, the Astros might see one save and give a guy the job.  Plus, Rondon had 30 saves one year for the Cubs.  I’m in.

Kyle Seager – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, hitting .224.  2nd homer in as many games.  Though, now that I’ve noticed his batting average, I kinda want him to get a couple of 3-hit games to take the edge off.

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .260.  Solid, great, adjective, but ‘member when Mitch Haniger was a thing in April?  I miss that.

Jon Jay – Traded to the Diamondbacks.  The Federalist gets around more than Benjamin Franklin’s merkin.  Nowhere that The Federalist goes is going to increase his fantasy value to worthwhile for mixed leagues, unless he’s hot.  In NL-Only leagues, you own everyone, so there’s that.

Paul Goldschmidt – 4-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 2nd three-hit game in a row and has hits in nine of the past ten games and two homers in that time. *pulls on collar*  “Hey does it feel like it’s getting stuffy in here?”  The maitre’d points, “We just shut the Buy Low window.”  “Could you reopen it?”  “No.”

Clay Buchholz – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.88.  Stream-o-Nator is not going to like him much, because he’s been bad for so long, but his peripherals are better than they’ve been in three years.  Not saying I’m buying him across all leagues, but I’m a lot more interested today then I was four starts ago.

Pablo Sandoval – 2-for-5 and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games, hitting .282.  I’d say hot schmotato, but he might mishear me and eat it.

Freddie Freeman – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer and 2nd in as many games, hitting .338.  That’s it, poppa, get hot so you’re not being out-homered by Matt Adams.  Not saying Adams isn’t good, but you’re Freddie Freakin’ Freeman!

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Also, in this game, Aaron Judge hit his 17th.  Who wants to bet me Giancarlo hits more homers than Judge this year?  I’ll give you a plus 4.  C’mon, I got money for a bet I will welch on burning a hole in my pocket!

Sonny Gray – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.81.  *laughs hysterically for five minutes, stops abruptly, turns to mirror*  Eff you, Gray.  If you wanna go back in on this schmohawk, be my guest.  I dropped him five starts ago and I will never look back.  Wow, that sounds so healthy…and bitter.

Sam Gaviglio – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.51.  Out of curiosity, was there 175 MPH winds blowing in at Rogers Centre.  I know that stadium isn’t exactly conducive to winds, but, please, humor me.  Any hoo!  Sammy “The Bull” Gaviglio is an 88 MPH hurler who relies mostly on his slider.  Gets decent ground balls, and Ks (8.2), has solid command (2.2 BB/9), and is currently blowing his minor league numbers out of the water like a horny mermaid.  Not buying.  Sorry, SG.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – Will miss a day or two with a leg injury.  Damn, I thought he was better than this.  A leg injury never stopped Lieutenant Dan.

Scott Schebler – 2-for-5, hitting .268.  Because I can’t get over those Corey Dickerson ownership numbers.  Schebler is owned in 80% less leagues?  Are you people crazy?  Answer me true.

Jon Gray – 5 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.66.  I have to own him because my league is deep.  Don’t bother inducing your own ulcer.

Ian Desmond – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .196.  After Anthony Rendon, Desmond is my number one Buy.  Dude’s about to drop so much butter, he’s going to be LOL’ing all over the place.  Land o’ Lakes, that’s what LOL means, right?

   
  1. Manley Ramirez says:
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    It is true that well rounded hitters like Corey Dickerson just don’t carry much value in category leagues. Nope, it’s all about chasing after true talent like Mallex Smith and Deshields Jr.

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: #rotoissilly #switchtopts #nomoreSAGNOF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: Well rounded is generous, he’s been a negative on power and bleh on speed

      • Manley Ramirez says:
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        @Grey: He only has 5HR but still has extra base pop slugging near 500…that’s a valuable hitter in real baseball and points leagues just not roto.

  2. Crazy J says:
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    In the one league where someone dropped him and I figured I would take my shot, my Sonny Gray line is 5 IP, 2K, 9.0 ERA, 2.40 WHIP

    … and I though I dropped Gleyber Torres to grab him, but I actually got Buehler for Torres, which is some consolation!

    So yeah, I’m with you …. F Gray!

    I also got hit by Cricken Frick even as I streamed him out of my roster before the game started, and my opponent scored 14 RBI with Kemp leading the charge… dang!

    • Crazy J says:
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      Oh, and H2H and I’m trying to protect (LOL) a 3.66 ERA and 1.58 WHIP, do I play Pivetta vs Cubs today? I mean… I will unless you give me a solid STOP sign! I just got a bad feeling about this matchup I guess.

      • Crazy J says:
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        NM, if I can take Flaherty to the dome Pivetta can’t do much worse (and probably better)

      • Crazy J says:
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        Ouch, quit it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Crazy J: In Chicago, not a great start, I’m doing it tho

      • Crazy J says:
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        @Grey:

        Who will have more HR at season’s end, Dozier or JRam?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dozier

          • Crazy J says:
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            @Grey:

            Thames related question… how come they aren’t testing JRam’s urine?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He’s using Rajai’s urine maybe

      • Crazy J says:
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        Wow just tuned into the Dodger game in the 5th inning… nice starting pitching!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  3. KillerB says:
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    @Grey — can you rank these MI eligible keepers from a dynasty perspective: Addison Russell, Dansby Swanson, Amed Rosario, Ian Happ, Jurickson Profar. Thanks.

    • Willy Mo says:
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      @KillerB: honestly you might have a as good a shot at getting this one right if you put the names it a hat and pulled at random

    • DonnieB says:
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      I say a Happ,Profar. But lat three are a toss up.

  4. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Nice work, man.

    a. Enjoyed watching the highlights of the 3A UIL state softball championships! Actually, I’d read a blurb or a line and then watch a team congratulate each other. Then it changed to Kentucky Lake Crappie Fishing – Part 1. You mean it gets crappier?? Ugh.

    b. Mark Twain quote of the day for June 7

    Old Man: Now my idea of the meaningless term “instinct” is, that it is merely _petrified thought; _solidified and made inanimate by habit; thought which was once alive and awake, but is become unconscious–walks in its sleep, so to speak.

    Young Man: Illustrate it.

    Old Man: Take a herd of cows, feeding in a pasture. Their heads are all turned in one direction. They do that instinctively; they gain nothing by it, they have no reason for it, they don’t know why they do it. It is an inherited habit which was originally thought–that is to say, observation of an exterior fact, and a valuable inference drawn from that observation and confirmed by experience. The original wild ox noticed that with the wind in his favor he could smell his enemy in time to escape; then he inferred that it was worth while to keep his nose
    to the wind. That is the process which man calls reasoning. Man’s thought-machine works just like the other animals’, but it is a better one and more Edisonian. Man, in the ox’s place, would go further, reason wider: he would face part of the herd the other way and protect both front and rear.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Bk says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Wow, that’s a great quote/story.

  5. hondo says:
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    Leake and Beeks today? It’s like an Appalachian Christmas Feast in June!

  6. Mike says:
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    I’ve got to fill an outfield vacancy. Who would you pick: Dickerson or Schebler? Thanks, you are fun.

  7. Dr Easy says:
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    A financial recession joke! Now I’ve seen everything.

    Would you drop one of Nimmo, Healy or Peralta for Michael Taylor?

    • Cornjulio says:
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      Adam Eaton comes back this week. Taylor will probably be the odd man out with Harper, Eaton, Soto.

    • Succos Baseball says:
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      @Dr Easy: Only one I would consider dropping is Healy. Even then, would depend on how badly you need steals.

  8. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h limited season moves

    The back of my rotation is so bleh (Fulmer [CLE, MIN, @CIN, OAK] and Ross [@MIA, @ATL, OAK, @TEX])

    With limited moves, would you just hold/bench these two until better options arise or drop now immediately for any of these schmucks;

    Musgrove @CHC, CIN, ARZ, @NYM
    Skaggs @MIN, @OAK, TOR, @BAL
    C Smith SD, SF, @SF, @COL
    Wright CHW, @SEA, @MIN, LAA * if he stays in rotation
    Buchholz PIT, NYM, @PIT, @MIA
    Kingham @CHC, CIN, MIL, @NYM
    Cahill KC, LAA, @CHW, @DET

    Right now I’m leaning Musgrove and C Smith.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: Musgrove, hold Fulmer, tho depends on how many moves is limited I guess

  9. Tom says:
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    Goldy and Rizzo both with 8 hrs and 2 sb, owned in 100 percent of leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: Yeah, they have a long track record tho

  10. Tom says:
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    Sorry meant Bryant.

  11. Willy Mo says:
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    Gray did look good, but the jays are a bad offense in a slump, like the mets.

  12. Tigres says:
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    Hello Grey! Start Pivetta @ Cubs (Chatwood)? Forecast is for wind blowing in…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tigres: I am, but it’s dangerous

      • The Mudkat says:
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        @Grey: Just a note, I’m in Chicago and even if the wind is blowing in, it’s not too windy today so won’t be much of a factor.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks for heads up!

  13. Aksum says:
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    Cyclopsing Hanson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Aksum: Sure, but he never plays

  14. Doc Samson says:
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    My closers are now The Box in Arizona, Kela, Hader, Britton, Dom in Philly, and maybe Rondon who I picked up last night. So I could have a bunch of them by year’s end or zero. Why do I feel like I spent $12 at the Dollar Tree ant got half a candy bar? Please rank. Thanx, Grey!

  15. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Great write-up. Soler or Schebler ROS?

  16. Fanciful Basesball says:
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    In a 6×6 h2h league where I drafted Rendon, Quintana, and Desmond (plus some other guys). Things are finally starting to look up.
    >Grey: Haha.

  17. Audacity of Schoop says:
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    @Grey 12 team, 5×5 roto

    Which stream do you like best for tomorrow?

    Caleb Smith v. SD ($16.7)
    Junis @ Oak ($8.8)
    Marco @ TB ($3.6)

  18. Luke says:
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    Good morning Grey!

    Do I offer suarez for rendon? Is it a fair offer? I’d be offering Suarez.

    Thanks man.

    • bigbear says:
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      @Luke: Yes.

  19. Pot can’t even kill your dog says:
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    I feel like buy low windows abruptly end with a single good day. Buy low only viable from the mud. ALl of your daily write ups are gems. There’s always a few flashes of brilliance. Pivetta or odor and Williamson? 20 team. Thx!

  20. Joe Beisbol says:
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    So Simmons getting hurt blew up my Abreu/Simmons for Bellinger/Upton deal. Should I be willing to do that deal if its:

    I give Abreu/Suarez
    I get Bellinger/Upton?

  21. Cram It says:
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    Jerry Potato! Bwahaha! That is all.

  22. bigbear says:
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    The likes of who are you offering up for Desmond? I know it depends on the league/team dynamics… But are you talking a Hosmer? Carrasco? Hader? Buehler?

    What are your thoughts on Greg Bird? He’s been hitting 3rd in the NYY lineup recently. Is he more than a waiver grab/hold?

    By the by, I think I’ve said this before, but thanks for the confidence in Wacha early on. He’s been dealing for the past month+.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bigbear: Hader or Buehler work for me — Bird’s fine, 24-homer, .260 hitter… Nothing amazing

  23. DonnieB says:
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    Bauer’s over either Domingo or Conforto ROS? Or, pick him up and drop Vlad? Hurts just saying that last sentence as it would mean he will belong to someone else the next 2 plus years. What are your thoughts? Thanks.

    Also, two good outings from Sonny. Time to pick him up?

    • Starz says:
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      @DonnieB: If you held Vlad this long, might as wait another week to see if he’s injured or not and whether he’s getting promoted to AAA. If they move him up a level, they’re starting the clock on promoting him this season. They know full well if he continues raking in AAA they’ll have no other choice, and then boom, it’s late July and Donaldson is traded and now Vlad is up.

      *I’m talking myself into this at the least, since i have held him since early May (Keep-2 league).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DonnieB: Hold for now… I’m not picking up Gray

  24. Ohtani Bonaduce says:
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    I just can’t take it with no Trading Places reference for Clarance Beeks yet given.

  25. VinWins

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    Please. I see your Crick and raise you my Nicasio.

  26. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    12 teamer, H2H, 18 games up on the field so aiming to build a playoff run in September (while obviously cursing my chances by looking ahead!). Best TWO from these lists to help late in the year:

    1. Soler, Peralta, DeJong, Peraza, DeShizz, Leonys, Thames

    2. Caleb Smith, Godley, Marco, Skaggs, Cahill, Pivetta, Heaney

    Thank you.

  27. Luvdarooks says:
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    If Kurt Shore comes back like he should in a month and sticks for the season I could move from ninth to the third still not sure if the moneys worth it so may offer him up for Alex Reyes what do you think?
    Reyes will be nine dollars in an NL very deep 260 keeper while Kershaw is way too expensive to be kept next year

    • Luvdarooks says:
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      Kershaw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Luvdarooks: Kurt Shore! Haha, that’s an awesome typo…. I’d take Reyes for next year

  28. Dave D, Licensed Sciosciapathologist says:
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    Haha! Nice write up. I was glad to get the save last night with Parker, though I simultaneously got burned by Justin Anderson. I’ll take the save but not dropping JA just-yet.

    Sadly, I had Rajai on the bench. I was crying tears of rage last night and only feeling sorrowful remorse today. The agony of losing 3 SB’s. Why have you forsaken me Rajai?

    Thanks be that Tim Anderson tried to compensate for my Rajai-lessness and Rendon has finally appeared. Staying in striking distance is what I am doing, y’all.

  29. Hawk says:
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    “Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer. Also, in this game, Aaron Judge hit his 17th. Who wants to bet me Giancarlo hits more homers than Judge this year? I’ll give you a plus 4. C’mon, I got money for a bet I will welch on burning a hole in my pocket!”

    I’ll take that bet for $5 pretend dollars we’ll never pay each other, over the internet friend!
    I feel like I’ve heard that somewhere before.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hawk: Haha, it’s on!

  30. The Skrimmer says:
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    After trading away Kershaw for Judge…I need a new pitcher. Despite both being on the DL…would you trade Buxton for Archer?

  31. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    hey Grey,

    “Joey Gallo? Well i’m not Joey Gallo , I’m Joey Callow”

    12 team H2h league

    Archer, Ohtani , Nola, Paxton, Jack Flaherty, Ed Diaz, Brad Hand
    Madison Bumgarner, Alex Wood

    Should i just stay pat? Ohtani just has blisters Flaherty has 2 starts w/ good matchups next week. Woods stinks but he is due to have a good outing.

    sonny Gray, Tallion , shields are available but i’m not too excited about them

    By the way Gabe Kapler and the Analytics and closer by committe are getting old. Blew two easy wins in a row. He loses almost every time he bets on a shift and i think ballplayers like to know their roles. Kapler won’t be the manager when the phillies are ready to contend in a couple years.

  32. M says:
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    Grey-
    Drop J.Turner for J.Profar?
    or hold.
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @M: Hmm…Prolly hold for now

  33. Dale says:
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    LOL at that Shohei comment… may be the funniest I’ve read on here yet. Bravo.

  34. chris says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Would you trade DL Daniel Murphy for OF Michael Brantley?

    Thanks!

    • Succos Baseball says:
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      @Starz: @chris: Yes. Who knows when Murphy comes back and how he plays when he finally does come back.

      • chris says:
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        @Succos Baseball:

        Hi Grey and Succos

        if not Michael Brantley, would you do maybe Adam Jones or Mccutchen??

        so either Brantley, Jones or McCutchen?

        other option can be Schoop for Murphy and then I have to Drop Cesar Hernandez.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @chris: I’d trade Murphy for a sack of potatoes… Brantley, Jones, Schoop, McCutchen…that order

  35. DozierTheDozierian says:
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    Could you provide some context for your tingly feelings about Ian Desmond? Lots of bad luck in his profile so far, but some of it looked self-induced with his extreme GB tendencies and high K rate. I ask this as a guy who picked him up recently and got the recent stat juice for my troubles, so thanks!

    10-team H2H (OPS) – drop Yonder for any of the following: G. Polanco, Bruce, Duvall, or Reddick?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DozierTheDozierian: Never bet against Coors in the summer… Lots of 12-10 games… Meh on Yonder… Polanco or Reddick if you want, none move needle right now

  36. Arguing Balls says:
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    Ramos or Gattis?
    Odor or Profar?

    Thanks man!

  37. Chris says:
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    Ohtani or MadBum in a H2H keeper league?

    • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      @Chris: might want to mention (as the value differs drastically) whether you get the batter for free or not while owning the pitcher (i.e. espn/fantrax vs yahoo on otani).

      i literally FORGOT in my one espn league about getting both when i drafted him at like 92nd or around there in a keep 9 league (he’d only count once, awesome)

  38. Chud says:
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    I currently have Rizzo & Goldy in a dynasty and would like to deal one of them. Who would you suggest holding? Would you rather have Rendon over either of them?

    • Starz says:
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      @Chud: It’s not a great time to trade Goldy, with his value at its lowest and at least compared to Rizzo. I still prefer Goldy long-term and his career pattern has him going HAM in 2019. Depends what you can get for Rizzo, he is two years younger.

      • Chud says:
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        @Starz: I’m with you on Goldy – he would be a hold for another few weeks to see if this small hot streak turns into something.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chud: Rizzo is younger, they’re both roughly same at this point

  39. KarlJ says:
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    Wheeler reportedly hitting 100 on the gun yesterday. Would you rather have Wheeler or Rodon for rest of season?

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @KarlJ: seriously, GD it just dropped him after streaming across like 8 leagues (so exaggeration at all, him and buchholez all over the land yesterday), kept buchholez in deeper spots no matter what SON says (similar to montas) as when yr getting whips like that lucky or not i’m sticking for a bit in deepers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KarlJ: I’d lean Wheeler, due to NL, but roughly same right now

  40. Starz says:
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    In a Keep-2 league, H2H…how much value is there to hold Vlad Jr and keep him for next season? I have three bench spots and a set lineup so I can afford to stash. I expect he’ll be up no later than August and should qualify, but at this point, stashing him is looking to be more about 2019 than 2018 impacts. Would Vlad Jr.’s ceiling be worth the last round in the draft next season? He seems like a generational prospect worth that roll of the dice. But I also don’t want to look back and regret passing up players that may or may not help this season, granted I don’t think he’s cost me much in that respect as it’s weekly H2H and not points.

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Starz: if he’s a LAST round keeper that’s just nutzo value. is that for an indefinite time period or just the first kept year?

      • Starz says:
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        @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: I believe we can only keep players for 3 years tops. So I think his value stays the same, although it might move up one round each year. (this league is shifting to keepers for the first time).

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Starz: so 3 years at say 25th (if last), 24th, 23rd rounder, yeah sick value. don’t know your other values, but that’s pretty damn good (even assuming he’s not up till late august this year)

          • Starz says:
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            @Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey: Thank you. So it might be worth the stash even if it doesn’t help me much this season. I agree on the value aspect. If he’s as good as advertised, and he seems to be the real deal offensively, then he’s likely much better option than who I would draft that late. Acuna was drafted in the first five rounds this season so that shows some of the interest (also half the league is Braves fans but still) in premium rookies.
            Not sure who else I would keep, so that’s also a factor in trade-0ff. I traded Paxton (8th round) for Goldy but I do have Juan Soto if he keeps it up and Haniger (23rd round), as other intriguing keeper options. There’s going to be plenty of premium talent early in the draft so I think the value in grabbing a breakout player for cheap is the way to go instead of like Bregman (4th round).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Starz: Vlad’s too valuable in keepers — Vladuable?

  41. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    No love for the Heyward walk off grand salami last night?
    Is Haniger dropping off the radar or should I have faith a while longer?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @200 Proof: Meh, Heyward’s still garbage… Have faith in Haniger for a few more

  42. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft. Need Saves+Holds

    Justin Miller or Steve Cishek?

    Thanks!

  43. Synyster says:
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    Bellinger is out there floating in FA. I know I don’t have anyone to drop, but based on your rankings and his year last year I feel like not picking him up would be a mistake? Anyone to drop on my team to scoop him up? Or hold? Thanks!!

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

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

    • Starz says:
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      @Synyster: Shallow league? Too good of a value to pass up IMO. Probably can cut Stripling, should be able to replace him with comparable value if necessary.

      • Synyster says:
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        @Starz:

        Not really too shallow. 10 manager league, 6×6 h2h w/QS&OBP. If I drop Stripling someone will use waiver on him, he’s ranked 16th over the last moth.

        I agree with you about the value to pass up though, just struggling with who to lose. Thanks!!

      • Synyster says:
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        @Grey:

        Looking like a genius! Bellinger 3/4 with a dinger today! glad I grabbed him!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

          • Synyster says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks for drop recommendation both of ya! Lost Gibson. Have a great rest of day.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You too!

  44. Jeremy Wang says:
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    Santana or Bird ROS?

    X-factor: I get the guitar riff from that Santana/Matchbox 20 song stuck in my head every time I change my line-up. Worms!

  45. Noam Levenson says:
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    Is Kingrey droppable in a 12 person keeper league? 23rd round for 3 years…

  46. Johnnyhobbes says:
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    Just curious about the Alex Reyes situation. My league has a weird keeper option. Managers may keep one bat and one arm for the next season. Those bat and arms that are eligible to be keepers must be selected after the 9th round. My bat is a done deal- Eddie Rosario. (Rosario in round ten was a no brainer _ i was hedging that he would slip tha tlow and I made no hesitatio0n with the keeper eligibility in mind – thanks for that btw) On the arm side Im just thinking about stashing Reyes on the DL (2 slots) and reserving the option to select him as a keeper. Seems worth it?

  47. mrm3711 says:
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    Hey Grey, nice recap! I’m in a 12-team league with deep rosters where starting pitching is at a premium. I am pretty set for SAGNOF with Hand, Herrera, Vasquez and Brach, and just picked up Britton who I expect will close before long. Brach still has some value now, but given that he’s expendable for me, would you trade him for any of the following? Or, would it be better just to hold on Brach, get all the saves I can, and then cut him if necessary. Trading is tough in this league, most of the owners are pretty stingy and unreasonable. Here are some names I haven’t tried yet:

    Rodon, Chris Stratton, Steven Wright (insert wry joke here), Barria, Clayton Richard.

    Thanks as always Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mrm3711: If you can trade Brach now, dilly dilly — Take Rodon

      • mrm3711 says:
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        @Grey: Grazie my good man!

        • mrm3711 says:
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          @mrm3711: Just to clarify, would you take any of the above and lean Rodon, or is Rodon the only one you would take?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ciao!

  48. Cable says:
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    Thinking it’s time to sell high on Soto,Eaton coming back it looks like PT will be cut, what say you ?

    • JD says:
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      No way his PT gets cut, he’s been on fire, Michael Taylor should turn into more of a swing bat and I could see them easing Eaton back in over the next few weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cable: I agree, if he gets cold for a week and Eaton’s healthy it might not be good for him

  49. JD says:
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    I just dropped Schoop for Profar (assuming he’s only a week or two away from 2B eligbility, come back Andrus!). Our league is OPS + Ks as a negative counting stat (I was shocked Profar has such a low K-rate)

    Should I immediately regret this decision? Who do you like more ROS Schoop or Profar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JD: Meh, I wouldn’t have, but hopefully it works out

      • JD says:
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        Ahh shoot, or ahhh schoop for fantasy baseballers.

        Thanks for the response Grey!

        Hopefully it does work out!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  50. Tony C says:
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    Hey Grey thank you for doing what you do! I’d Like to know why Ian Desmond gets so much love from you while I feel other OFs are more deserving such as teammate Carlos Gonzalez, or Michael Taylor who are far less owned ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: CarGo’s barely above a platoon player, only has Coors going for him…Taylor’s hitting like .215, and that’s about what to expect

  51. joemorganhair says:
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    Rodon’s upside high enough to pick him up over Heaney?

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @joemorganhair: not if they allow heaney’s request to have his birthday 8 times a year.

  52. Charles Varon says:
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    6×5, 10 team, h2h, including ops. Start one player at every position and 2 util. 2 sp, 2 rp, 4 p.

    Should I drop Inciarte for Desmond? My team hasn’t been stealing much and that’s about the only thing Inciarte does well when he’s hitting. Or maybe drop a bat for a sp I know you like, Heaney. Drop Inciarte for Heaney?

    C – Yadier
    1b – Abreu, Goldschmidt
    2b – Albies
    ss – Bregman
    3b – Arenado, Castellanos, Beltre
    of – Trout, Judge, Puig, Meadows, Braun, Inciarte, Pollock

    sp – Price, Archer, Musgorve, Pivetta, Scherzer, Weaver, Wacha
    rp – Herrera, Kela, Barraclough

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Charles Varon: Nah, Ender’s been solid, unless he’s a bench bat

  53. TylerDurdan says:
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    Has the ship sailed on Trevor Williams? With MadBum coming back need to decide on dropping one of the following: Chacin, Williams or Kingham.

  54. Jubaka says:
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    Should I pick up profar? I own Tim Anderson, I could drop Gyorko or bader to pick him up.
    Should I pick up Rondon, devinski, edubray, or even Jimenez? For save chances. I would have to drop Andrew Miller, Giles, or peacock.. thats another problem I own Giles and peacock.
    It’s a deep league but only 11 teams.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jubaka: Drop Gyorko — Drop Miller for Rondon

  55. Hurling darvishes says:
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    Pivetta for either Haniger or conforto?

    • Starz says:
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      @Hurling darvishes: I prefer both hitters over him, even with Conforto’s value so low. Def keep Haniger tho, unless you’re acquiring him, then yes do it.

  56. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft.

    Is Byron Buxton worth DL stashing? Or will he just be a headache once he’s activated.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Savoy Special: Meh, if you have a DL spot, sure, expect nothing

  57. Bk says:
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    Great write up today, scooped Profar in a few leagues. He’s 100% interesting if he shows a sign of tapping into that potential.

    I’m in a 6×6 12 team league (ops) with 4 OF and UTIL. My. OF depth is weak (Stanton, Desmond, Cain, Schebler…) so I need to scoop a few OF instead of streaming crap constantly.

    Few guys recently hit the wire that I know you kinda like. I’d love if you could rank them in terms of likeability and which ones would be worth potentially using my #7 waiver on.

    Domingo Santana, Mac Williamson, Harrison Bader, Joc Pederson.

    Also, you like Montas to start tommorow? The robot loves it.

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bk: Thanks! Joc, Domingo, Mac — I’d stream Montas

      • Bk says:
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        @Grey: Would you stream any of them?

        • Bk says:
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          @Bk: I mean waiver****

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            You mean waiver? Huh? Say whole question again, not following

            • Bk says:
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              @Grey: What I meant is, are any of those OF worth spending my #7 (out of 12) waiver priority on to make sure I acquire him.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Oh, sure, use it

  58. Launch Angle says:
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    In a standard, season-long roto league (R, RBI, HR, SB, AVG) who puts up the stronger stats ROS – Jose Abreu or Rizzo?

  59. E says:
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    Hey Grey — Starting to get up with Bryce Harper’s batting average. How long do you hold the guy? His name makes me feel like you can get fair value for him, owners interested in the ride. My outfield is stacked and I was thinking of seeing if I could move him for a top 10 bat (Lindor?) plus a decent arm or additional bat. Terrible idea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: I’d take Lindor plus an arm…They’re relatively the same

  60. Huckleberry13 says:
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    Hello Grey-

    Looking for stolen bases…Would you drop Billy Hamilton for Michael Taylor? I realize that Taylor has never stolen more than 17 bags in a season but he’s on pace for 45 or so this year, while Hamilton is on pace for 27.

    What say you?

  61. EG says:
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    Drop Braun and Hamilton for any of following? Adam Jones, Profar, Michael Taylor, Andujar, Choo

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EG: Hamilton for Andujar, depends on needs tho

  62. PK says:
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    How would you rank the following starters? 12-team, 5×5 Roto

    Jack Flaherty, Trevor Cahill, Kyle Gibson, Alex Wood

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PK: Hmm…tough call… Prolly Wood, Cahill, Flaherty

      • PK says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: Thanks for your wisdom, and your glorious moustache!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

  63. Ashtray says:
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    Bauers or Devers ROS in a 14-team OPS league?

  64. demRibbies says:
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    Deal Blackmon for Judge in a 10 team keeper league I’m trying to win this year?

  65. Gonzo says:
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    10 team AL only, 9×9 roto. Give JDM, Ed-Rod and Hamels to get Rosario, Bauer and Clevinger. Which side wins?

      • Gonzo says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! In your opinion, who is fair value to get for JDM in AL-only?

        • Gonzo says:
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          @Gonzo: I’ve got betts and lindor also, so I can’t “buy” those guys

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Top 10 bat, top 2 arm

  66. hotmilk8 says:
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    Grey I just asked Malamoney the same Question in his points lg post as well but would like to hear your opinion as well.. A frustrated Alex Wood owner just dropped him. I’m in a 10 team points league and my current sp are Cmart,Nola,Bauer, Wacha, Heaney, Pivetta, J.Gray, and T. Ross as my 8 allowed SP’s. Would any of these players go for Wood and his 1.13 whip? I’ve been patient with GRAY but really hasn’t flashed what hes capable of and Ross has actually been very quality with k and inning and 7/12 qs. My Counting Stats for Pitchers are as follows–
    Wins +10pts
    Losses -5
    K’s +1
    Innings +0.5
    IBB -1
    Balks -1
    Pick offs +1
    ER -1
    QS +5
    CG +5
    SHO +15
    NoNo +25
    Perfect +35

    Thanks

  67. Combo says:
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    Great job Grey, love reading always.
    Which hot schmotato you currently like best for my Utility spot 12 team league?

    Bird, Cargo, Profar, Michael Taylor

  68. Ashtray says:
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    You starting Beeks today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ashtray: I’m not, but I could see it

  69. Perfect Game says:
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    Folty or ERod?

  70. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good morning, Grey!

    Love the Stoltz BTTF comment! I admire that they had the guts to trash the few scenes they shot w/Stoltz and say, “We don’t need a movie actor for this…we need a TV actor.” Can you imagine Doc Brown, George McFly and Biff’s over-the-top performances sharing the screen with a brooding, emoting anti-hero of a Marty? They put the Calvins on the right actor there.

    You even managed to answer my Federalist question. I won’t sign his papers.

    I’m so pissed at Kapler’s over-managing. As far as I’m concerned Seranthony still hasn’t given up a run. He had men on first and third and one out–and our old pal Ian Happ came out to pinch hit. That’s a double play ball on the next pitch! I would think a zero ERA buys SD a longer leash than the mere threat of giving up a run. Especiallly with how much leash Neris has chewed through all these months. Phew. Can you tell I’ve owned Seranthony from jump?

    Do you think Bauers is going to play every day? Or will he be doing the occasional start/utility thing? If he’s a pickup, only guys I could drop for him would be OF Margot or SP Flaherty…?

    Thanks a lot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GrassyKnollRedding: Haha, yup totally agreed on BTTF — Kapler is the worst! I’d guess Bauers plays every day, can lose Margot for upside gamble

    • Los Putos says:
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      @GrassyKnollRedding: Also, Schwarber advanced to 2nd on a pick off throw error by Alfaro, followed by the Almora jr single putting men on the corners with the 1 out.

      Then came the pitching change, resulting in the subsequent walk off Salami.

      I too am all in on Sir Anthony.

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Los Putos: Yeah, the kid’s great. He’s a throwback of sorts in that he actually throws strikes. A reliever who challenges hitters. Crazy. He’s gonna be a monster in a year or so. Hope Kapler lets him settle in to a more reliable groove.

  71. prestige says:
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    Speaking of your Giancarlo bet.. we talked it about in the preseason and I have a good chunk of change riding on him! Over 42.5 HR’s on the season & Stanton will hit more HR’s than Judge. I’ve been worried lol.

  72. mrm3711 says:
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    Hey Grey,

    One more quick questch. What are you thinking on Wacha? I own him in a 12-team standard Y! league thanks to your sleeper post, and his Yahoo rank (which people care about for trade purposes) is all the way up to 45. He’s probably due some regression, but he has been really good. Hold and enjoy the ride, or sell for one of the following, if possible?

    C-Mart, Quintana, Greinke, Syndergaard, Morton.

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mrm3711: I’d sell for Noah, Morton or C-Mart, that order

      • mrm3711 says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  73. Borntoolate says:
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    How worried are you that Bauers is going to cut into Cron’s playing time? Think it’s worth trying to move him in a trade before things get a little crowded or Cron slumps for too long?

    Cron/Pham for Goldy – Borderline fair? Probably no chance they take it though, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No chance Cron loses PT — Goldy side, not really that fair, but maybe

  74. KDC says:
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    Pick one to sit on the bench against average matchups: Lowrie, Castro, Escobar, Muncy, Hicks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Play matchups every day, prolly Lowrie if you’re headed on vacay

  75. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft. Saves+Holds

    Steve Cishek or Hector Rondon?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rondon

  76. omar says:
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    8 team AL Only 5×5 standard roto. All players eligible (3 max per team) to be kept thru 2019. Which side?

    A: Benintendi, Carrasco, Snell, Bird
    B: E. Rosario, Sale, Clevinger, Gallo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tough, and close… Benintendi side

  77. Cable says:
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    H/H points league … which side…… M Betts & Cervelli or G Sanchez & J Gallo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts, not close

  78. William Hung says:
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    #ShallowLeagueProblems

    Schoop was just dropped – do I put in a waiver claim for him? Team below:

    C- Grandal
    1B- Abreu
    2B- Merrifield
    3B- Rendon
    SS- Lindor
    OF- Desmond, Gallo, Rosario
    UTIL- Shaw
    B- Nimmo, Moncada
    DL- Betts

    SP- Archer, Severino, Bauer, Corbin, Buehler
    RP- Greene, Treinen, Boxberger, Barraclough, Seranthony, Parker

    I’m leaning Moncada since I don’t think I’d need 3 bench bats if I drop a pitcher, and Nimmo is getting dropped once Betts is off the DL in a few days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Nimmo and Moncada

  79. lwomack58 says:
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    Boxberger for Desmond?

    Current closer are Strickland, Boxberger, Herrea, Allen and Hader and Vazquez

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  80. jose says:
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    I picked up Kemp when Souza went on the DL right before the season started. He was hitting like .200 and out of the lineup by the 6th or 7th game and I dropped him for who know what. Now I find myself with a team mostly lacking in AVG…That’s how it goes I guess.

    In RCL, if you were going to trade one of the two, would you trade Snell or Morton?

    Thanks for all the work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya… I’d trade Snell

  81. Bk says:
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    Following up an earlier post (trying to figure values on OFs)..

    Rank

    Meadows, Profar, Schebler, Joc, Domingo, Mac Williamson?

    I think I have them ranked with how I think you see them? Thanks

    • Grey

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      Seems fine, all of them are fluid

      • Bk says:
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        @Grey: I’m mostly asking because I may drop Domingo for Joc. It’s probably lateral but just hate to drop one and have him catch flames.

        • Grey

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          I’d try Joc, I like him right now

  82. Chet says:
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    Well, did you finally drop Teoscar after last night’s 0 for 5 performance?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I should tho, I kinda hate him

  83. Gotime says:
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    Any hope for Luchessi after his return? Redraft.. free DL spot, limited moves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, grab him, but not sure how limited your moves are

      • Gotime says:
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        @Grey: 20

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold your moves

  84. Daniel Moran says:
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    You guys mention selling High on Morton; I’m in the market for a 2b in 5×5 Standard Yahoo

    What caliber guy could I target with Morton? Or are you holding with Morton?

    • Daniel Moran says:
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      @Daniel Moran: In the podcast I mean

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 5 2B, at least — wouldn’t sell him low

  85. Carlos says:
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    GREY!

    Pivetta or Musgrove ROS? I need to drop ONE. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Musgrove

  86. Murph says:
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    Grey
    Sorry Im so late
    1 Trade Moreland/McCullers for Benetendi, yes?
    2 please rank – SV+HLD – Greene, BParker, Barraclough, Ottavino, Devenski
    Thanks man!
    Have a nice day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Devenski, Barraclough, Parker — you too!

  87. lwomack58 says:
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    One more Sir Grey

    Lowrie, Nimmo, Yuli, Dustin Fowler, Kinsler or J. Jay.

    All around best player for ROS?

    Thank you and have a great day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gurriel — you too!

  88. Righty says:
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    Not a lot of pitching on the wire in our league. I own both Grays (S and J) and TWill.

    Any of these worth owning over any of them?

    Godley
    MMontgom
    Wheeler
    Kingham
    Tropeano
    Yarbrough
    Cobb
    ESantana (DL stash)
    JHellickson (DL stash)
    Samardaidfd;afj (DL stash)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh…Prolly try Trop over Will, and Wheeler over Jon, but stream

  89. Murph says:
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    One more –
    Jose Martinez or Ian Desmond for ROS?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ma

  90. Jiggy Nits says:
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    really happy since flipping javier baez for nola about 3 weeks ago … but now we have a power shortage in my NL ONLY roto (OBP)

    thinking about moving my Jose Peraza and Kyle Barraclough for his Gregory Polanco and Matt Albers

    do i have your blessing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, not much power there tho

      • Jiggy Nits says:
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        @Grey: polancos walks are also atractive. way more than peraza. ive looked all over the league and power prices are high. over or under on polanco hitting 22hr this year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Under

  91. Los Putos says:
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    What’s the word with Darvish?

    He’s on waivers.

    Put in claim (5th) dropping either Musgrove or Castillo?

    Also Franmil over Teo?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, drop Castillo — Can try Franmil, kinda whatever tho

  92. Michael DePinto says:
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    Do you like Leake tonight as a streamer at TB? SON surprised me and has him at -3.6.

    Also, who do you prefer tomorrow…Caleb Smith vs SD or Marco Gonzales at TB? SON loves Smith (16.7) but again surprised me with a very iffy score for Gonzales who has been hot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch Leake ever… Caleb

  93. Willy Mo says:
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    Hows your scrabble game?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why?

      • Willy Mo says:
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        @Grey: lets get a match going on words

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I have too many games I ignore already

  94. Michael DePinto says:
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    I know you have preached patience with Schoop in the comments recently. I always preach patience myself when it comes to struggling players as well. However, I haven’t seen any progress from Schoop recently. In fact he is beginning to look worse like Chris Davis has infected everyone not named Manny.

    Do you see anything right now and how long would you hold onto him? Luckily I picked up Baez and he has done very well for be at 2B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks to me like he’s slumping, maybe it lasts all year, but he should come out of it

    • William Hung says:
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      @Michael DePinto: Schoop was just dropped in my league, and I’m going to try to snag him off waivers and hope for a turnaround

  95. Daniel Moran says:
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    I’ve been offered Javier Baez for Hosmer & Blake Treinen; 5×5 Standard Yahoo

    I have a glut at 1B and could use some SBs, and SAGNOF…

    I think I take this offer yeah?

    Batters
    Salvador Perez KC – C
    Cody Bellinger LAD – 1B,OF
    Rougned Odor Tex – 2B
    Manny Machado Bal – 3B,SS
    Trea Turner Was – SS
    Eddie Rosario Min – OF
    Juan Soto Was – OF
    Marcell Ozuna StL – OF
    Miguel Andújar NYY – 3B
    Justin Smoak Tor – 1B
    Yasiel Puig LAD – OF
    Eric Hosmer SD – 1B
    Austin Meadows Pit – OF
    Greg Bird NYY – 1B
    Byron Buxton Min – OF

    Pitchers
    Nick Pivetta Phi – SP
    Sean Newcomb Atl – SP
    Blake Treinen Oak – RP
    José Alvarado TB – RP
    Tyson Ross SD – SP
    Trevor Cahill Oak – SP,RP
    Justin Anderson LAA – RP
    Charlie Morton Hou – SP
    Kevin Gausman Bal – SP
    Yu Darvish ChC – SP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds dceent for you

  96. RTP123 says:
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    Pick Two Please: Jose Martinez, CJ Cron, Adam Jones, Carlos Santana, Choo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron, Jo-Ma

  97. mernest says:
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    Would you drop Bird to stash Belt? Also, ROS do you want Semien or Profar?

    6X6 category with OPS

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered below

  98. dubjay says:
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    Morning Grey et al,
    So I have held ODOR all season long in my H2H 12 team keeper league(Keep 10). Not quite sure what is wrong with him. Hes still hitting doubles, just no HRs and his SB success rate has been abysmal. I thought that his upside made him worth keeping. Hes been playing better over the last couple of weeks with the .289 avg but no real counting stats to go with it. If I drop him, the best available options are I.DESMOND, J.PROFAR, SCHLEBER, MUNCY, CARGO, KINSLER.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

      • dubjay says:
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        @Grey:
        Had a feeling youd say that. Already have Olson and Smoak as well but I guess i can juggle all 3 with 2 util positions.
        Which of these SPs would you drop for a streaming spot?
        BUNDY, CASTILLO, CAHILL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Castillo

          • dubjay says:
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            @Grey:
            Rodon/ Gibson look good over castillo? or stream

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, Rodon

  99. mernest says:
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    Great read, as always!

    Would you drop Bird for Belt? Also, ROS do you like Semien or Profar?

    6X6 with OPS

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prolly hold Bird, and Semien, but Profar getting close

  100. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Sorry, if I gave you undue worry yesterday about Folty. I should’ve have clarified that he was getting shithoused in that inning (2 ER, 5 baserunners).

    Now Flaherty, who I also started, he got completely shithoused.

    ERA near 6 for that team yesterday. Allen Hanson, Derek Dietrich, Brian Anderson, Jason Heyward, Spangenburg, and Margot drove in all the runs. I swear it’s always the scrubs that get me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You gotta watch who you label with the shithouse! (kidding, no worries)

  101. Dubs23 says:
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    Stanton, Rendon, Gausman (could ask for another pitcher. He has Tailon, Richards, Smith) for Harper, Stripling. Trade analyzer says Stanton side in a landslide.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton side, yea

  102. Jay says:
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    Drop Billy Hamilton for Schebler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  103. Bad Hombre says:
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    Hola Señor Grey,

    Should I drop Ian Happ for Schebler? Their practically with the same stats, nevertheless, Ian’s AVG is low as f*@#ck and AB’s are gone.

    Thanks for your advice and muchas gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  104. Kyle says:
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    5×5 10 team league.

    Just traded Mikolas for Gennett. Looking to further upgrade my offense (target- Upton, Story or Hoskins) Hesitant to move any of top 3. Buehler + Carpenter or for either of them a good deal? Or does it diminish my staff too much?

    SP
    Sale
    Severino
    Bumgarner
    Bundy
    Gray
    Buehler
    Smith
    Weaver
    Soroka
    Montas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good to me… I’d take Upton, Hoskins then Stroy

  105. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    More encouraging signs from Bellinger, just got on top of a 96 mph fastball up in the the zone and drove a one hopper off the right center field wall. Holding the bat way more upright and hands further forward. He took Lance’s advice and is running wild with it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Loving Joc right now too!

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Hey now, get off my Joc! hehe

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I was on this Joc since Jim Palmer was wearing it!

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            @Grey: Ha! Joc dong, again!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Joc!

  106. Ralphy says:
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    I traded Bellinger for Scooter two days ago. Am I crazy? Did I get fleeced?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, hopefully it works out

  107. Dirk Diggler says:
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    Should I deal Price and Wade for Scooter and Velazquez?
    Its a 6×6 with ops and k/9. I have Britton. Doolittle. Greene. Bauer. Snell. Darvish. Heaney. Happ. Godley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  108. snarky anklebiter says:
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    Pivetta or Alex Wood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta

  109. Matthew Lehman says:
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    agree with SON that Montas (vs KC $13.5) is the stream tomorrow over Montgomery (vs PIT $-3.6)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hey, now we’re married!

        • Matthew Lehman says:
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          @Grey: sorry cougs!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha!

  110. Blaster says:
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    Seranthony Dominguez, Mark Melancon, or Joakim Soria?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dominguez

  111. Turd Wendell says:
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    Drop Rodon for Rondon? I’m Pretty good on Sp, pretty pretty pretty shittyy in saves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  112. Blaster says:
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    Seranthony Dominguez, Mark Melancon, or Joakim Soria?

    • jiggy nits says:
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      @Blaster: dominguez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dominguez

  113. jiggy nits says:
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    which of these two should i trade my speed for

    conforto vs polanco ROS in nl only ROTO

    i need walks and HR… polanco might have a slight edge in dollar value returned ROS, but i think conforto is a better fit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  114. Luke says:
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    Hey grey,

    Do I want to offer Darvish for rendon or Abreu? He’s in need of pitching so just wondering which. My 3b is Suarez and 1b is Desmond. Or do I hold?

    • jiggy nits says:
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      @Luke: rendon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you can, either, Abreu first

  115. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h OPS/BAA
    Was offered Ender Inciarte and Cody Allen for Dee Gordon.
    My two closers are Diaz and Chapman so a third would be a good addition.
    My 2B would end up being Ian Happ if I did trade Dee.
    OF is Ozuna, Puig, Desmond, Teoscar, Soler so I can wait for Ender to get back on track or play matchups.

    Would you do the trade? Leaning towards no but keep going back and forth on it.
    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d trade a lesser piece for a lesser closer if you need one

  116. henncoop says:
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    Smoak or C Santana ROS

    Looking forward to tomorow’s Buy/Sell
    You do an awesome job …Many thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Smoak

  117. Bob says:
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    Albies and Gardner for Benintendi and Kipnis
    What side you like
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albies

  118. Padre says:
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    Grey, who wins this deal

    Archer or Stripling

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer prolly, but some risk

  119. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Just picked up Bauers, but noticed Gurriel is on the wire. Swap out? Same diff? Only other drop would be Carlos Santana. Been yawnstipating, no? Just curious.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer Gurriel to Bauers, and hold Santana

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: You da man!

  120. Bk says:
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    Segura for Albies? Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albies, close enough I guess

  121. Crime Dog says:
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    Thanks for your article Lance wherever you are! Ever since you wrote that about Bellinger his bat has been pointing towards the sky and he’s homered every game since!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup!

  122. The Shoe says:
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    Hi Grey! Hope you’re having a great Thursday.

    A. Carlos Rodon will be a top ____ starter ROS

    B. How much of a rollercoaster will it be to own Rodon? His walk rate has always made me uneasy in spite of his gorgeous stuff.

    C. So hard to let Vlad go. Doing my best to hold on!

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. 45-50 B. Batman The Ride C. I let him go

  123. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Joc!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc!

  124. Willy Mo says:
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    Rizzo is the new Teixeira
    Barely breathing in April and by time its June swinging the bat like an MVP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, could be

  125. Cale Tesch says:
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    Got offered his Bryant for my Corbin. I know in the pod you said to buy the Cubs hitters, but you’re also high on Corbin. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Bryant and run

  126. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? My middle infield is kind of meh. Currently starting Daniel Robertson in my OBP/SLG% league. Is Happ, Harrison, or Dansby a better option?

    Also, for the utility position is Beltre, Mancini, or Franco a better option than Happ?

    Stay gold!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s good, ‘poop? I’d go Dansby — Beltre

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: Appreciate you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            @Grey: On a somewhat related note, would you take a gamble on Senzel getting called up soon? Replace him for Robertson?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, I wouldn’t bother yet, he’s had a tough season

  127. Random Collmenter says:
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    Rebuilding in 6×6 dynasty roto league with OPS.

    You like my $29 Correa for his $3 Gleyber?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  128. Cohen says:
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    Healy or Devers?
    Also please rank Mac,Franmil,Villaneuva?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devers — Villanueva, Mac

  129. Scott says:
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    Hold chase anderson? i know you were pretty bullish on him pre-season but hard to get excited right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No longer like him, can drop him, he was a sell 1st week of season

  130. Bob's Your Uncle says:
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    Eduardo Escobar is on fire hitting 4 home runs every month (including June already!) and keeping a decent average.

    Need to pick him up to help at 2B and SS (lost Simmons for a little while and I have no depth at 2B).

    Really want to drop Sano, or I can drop Nimmo, Gardner, Aguilar, or Haniger.

    Thanks for the advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Nimmo

  131. DonnieB says:
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    Joc over Domingo or Conforto? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, over both

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        @Grey: Joc over EVERYBODY.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, agreed… Joc, Trout, Betts, etc….

          • Stephen Lyon says:
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            @Grey: Hehe.

            ‘Pederson is Jewish by birth and is eligible to play for the Israeli national baseball team, which he has played on. In terms of his religious identity, Pederson has described himself as “basically nothing.”‘

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds like most Jews I know in LA

              • Stephen Lyon says:
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                @Grey: Elsewhere, I started re-reading Elroy’s ‘The Cold Six Thousand’ on my vacay. So, so good. Have you read it?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, I loved it, I didn’t like the followup as much tho

                  • Stephen Lyon says:
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                    @Grey: Yeah, I was the same about the follow-up. Wayne Junior is a great character but it felt like he still needed at least some of those other guys around him. And all that voodoo stuff was a bit much.

                    I’m gonna re-read it though and see how I feel about it then.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      To be honest, couldn’t even finish it… Just read Right Stuff for first time, it was aight, I don’t know, not sure I understand hype… Also, read Michael Oren’s Six Day War, which is incredible, but have to be into that sorta thing

                  • Stephen Lyon says:
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                    @Grey: By Right Stuff you mean the Tom Wolfe book?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah

  132. Perfect Game says:
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    ERod and Kershaw for Morton? Too much to give up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, too much

  133. Mookiewilson says:
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    Damn! Pivetta, and especially me, deserved better today. He looked solid all day (walk to Duensing excluded) but that phillies defence is terrible, Kaplerrible?…

    Anywho, thanks for this rad pitching staff I paid almost nothing for!
    Nola
    Bauer
    Corbin
    Wacha
    Pivetta
    Newcomb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, I hear ya… Nice staff!

  134. Charlie says:
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    Hey! I need some trade help.

    I am giving: Sanchez, 1st, OR 2nd OR 3rd round pick

    I am recieving: Abreu AND T Bauer OR Marte

    I’m going to be dropping Cahill or Beeks and picking up Cervelli to fill my C

    Currently my OF is: Betts, Benintendi, Haniger, Nimmo, Acuna
    Currently my 1B are: Votto, Encarnacion, JoMart (Also OF eligible)

    Sanchez an be kept for a 13 next year, and all of the guys I’m getting are 1 year rentals. I’m a little worried that there’s going to be a log jam and I’m not going to be able to capitalize on the overall gains. The right move here is to take it, right, and flip the extras for an upgrade elsewhere?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t seem close, Abreu side even without another piece

  135. Smegma says:
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    Should I trade my Sale/erod/springer for Scherzer/tturner/Godley? Lost Simmons for a bit but trade is fairly lateral IMO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d do that

  136. Molina Bros BBQ says:
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    12 team 5×5 OBP keeper roto league.

    C Gattis
    C Martin
    1 Bellinger
    2 C. Hernandez
    3 Rendon
    ss Story
    mi E.Escobar
    ci Carpenter
    of Stanton
    of JUpton
    of Puig
    of M Taylor
    of Deshizz
    dh Cruz

    bn Vlad Jr
    bn Domingo
    bn Odor
    dl Eaton

    p Verlander
    p Mikolas
    p Ed Rod
    p Kingham
    p Caleb Smith
    p Nate Jones
    p Doolittle
    p S Dominguez
    p Strickland
    dl R Ray
    dl J Nelson

    Was offered Sale ($34) for Mikolas ($1, keepable at $6 then $10), Eduardo Escobar and Vlad Jr ( both $5, keepable at $10, $15)

    Easily Sale? I’m struggling with this because I feel I’m on the fringe of being out of it and the categories I’m doing well in are W, ERA, WHIP. Need power and saves. So while I’m getting the best player, it doesn’t help me address the shortcomings of my team and I’m giving up $1 Mikolas and $5 Vlad which could be helpful keepers over the next two years.

    I also just traded Porcello for Story to try to help in power and haven’t replaced Porcello as I’m carrying three offensive bench players.

    I’m 30 points out of first and would still like to make a run at the top 3. Do I make this move to improve my team, use the chips to get another power bat or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, you don’t need Sale, you need bats

      • Molina Bros BBQ says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. Appreciate it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  137. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Hey all

    would you trade cody bellinger for Luis Severino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  138. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    I am sure some of your astute readers pointed this out, but it appears that the Dodgers are taking a page out of the Rays playbook and are starting a RP today. Daniel Hudson? WTF! That is pathetic!

    Anyway, would you add Joc over Gardner in a Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League?

    Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, Dennis Santana got injured right before the game so they had to go bullpen — Joc over Gardner

  139. She says:
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    Drop Ohtani pitcher or wait if you’re in first place?
    12 team h2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  140. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Grey, who do you like ROS in a deep roto – my Domingo vs. his Juan Soto

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soto

      • Jimmy Jack James says:
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        @Grey: Any concern for Soto once Eaton comes back?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, a bit, but Domingo’s not doing much… If the league is deep, Domingo’s the choice

  141. Cohen says:
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    Follow up question
    Villanuaeva or Devers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devers

  142. MikeZ says:
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    Is odor the odd man out once Andrus comes back? Drop him for Davidson? Zobrist? Hicks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Those options aren’t great

  143. Stephen Lyon says:
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    The results haven’t always been there, but I’m liking the thinking behind this ‘opener’ thing that the Rays have got going.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think it’s kinda tomato-tomahto… A mediocre starter doesn’t suddenly become great coming into the 2nd inning… But the Rays don’t have much choice

  144. LG Baseball says:
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    Awesome work today Grey!

    Puig or Desmond?

    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Desmond

      • LG Baseball says:
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        @Grey: thanks and damn you are fast! Enjoy the rest of your night and how about a Bellinger!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks! You too!

  145. The talented mr. Dope man says:
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    Drop grichuck for Bauer’s?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  146. Stephen Lyon says:
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    @Grey: No – but it does theoretically limit the exposure that a mediocre starter might have. In any case, it’s just good to see someone move away from the accepted norm.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What did you think of Right Stuff?

  147. Cohen says:
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    Grey, i have Acuna and Britton on DL. Someone dropped Archer. Do u think hes worth a couple weeks on my bench?

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      Grey says:
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      Yeah, grab him

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: thank u

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No prob

  148. Gotime says:
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    Waiting for vacuum to finish cleaning the pool, and I’m picking a catcher scab. Dropped Gattis for Molina’s DL return, do I hold or drop Molina for Gattis with 20 moves left… have a good evening Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Hold

  149. NH says:
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    I need your opinion. I have been offered three trades, which one do you think is the best. I would be trading Morton.

    Morton for Stanton
    Morton for Molina & Strasburg
    Morton & DeGrom for Jansen & Kluber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take either of the 1st two, Stanton’s best

  150. Steve says:
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    14T keep forever – Give Beni/Hader for Cole/Devers

  151. William Hung says:
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    Am I really dropping Grandal for Gattis? I feel so dirty for thinking about doing this… just cause of CBS Sportsline

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @William Hung: Do it. Gattis will be getting more AB’s due to his DH’ing and won’t wear down like catchers, i.e., Grandal do. I wish I had made this move 10 days ago when I had the chance.

      Avenge my mistakes William and pick up Gattis!

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