I’m picturing Clint Eastwood in Escape from Alcatraz, coiffing his hair (gorgeous hair) chipping away with his pickaxe.  I’m seeing Andy Dufresne also beautiful hair and a pickaxe.  Now that I think about it, you don’t need jail cells, just take away all prisoners’ blow dryers.  Any hoo!  Why am I seeing these great prison movies?  Because they are about breakouts.  Breakouts come in different shapes and sizes.  Some would say Cameron Diaz’s complexion is a breakout.  For a baseball breakout:  James Paxton.  Yesterday, Paxton went 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.39.  His K/9 and BB/9 are now 10.7 and 1.8, respectively.  That’s about as ace-like as you’re gonna find.  Okay, now for one small step back from the ledge of crazy excited.  In his last start, he did give up five earned in four innings and I don’t think he’s going to avoid all wonkiness, but there’s no one throwing as well as him right now.  Okay, maybe Kershaw and Ervin Santana.  Someone get these guys blow dryers.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Felix Hernandez – Hit the DL with arm fatigue.  Fun fact!  If he were wearing a camouflage shirt, he’d have arm fatigues.

Kyle Seager – Still out with a sore hip.  The Mariners are ballin’ and Seager can’t get up.

Jarrod Dyson – 2-for-5, 1 run and two steals (7, 8).  Dyson is the quietest 40 steal guy ever, right?  I mean, at one time in the go-go 80’s when Ron LeFlore was sniffing the foul lines and Vince Coleman was chucking fireworks at his own heels to run faster, 40 steals was nothing, but now 40 steals should not be this quiet.

Danny Valencia – 2-for-5, 1 run and his 1st steal, hitting .188.  That’s garbage, but he’s got four hits in the last two games, and he seems reinvigorated now that he has a starting job.  Haniger, you were holding him back!

Guillermo Heredia – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .314.  Hot right now, but, as my high school Spanish teacher would’ve rolled her eyes at, Heredia is here today, Guillermorrow.

Robert Gsellman – 4 IP, 5 ER.  It was vs. the Braves in Metco.  Gjesus Christ, man.

Gift Ngoepe – 1-for-2 as the Pirates called up this infielder and he happens to be the first African-born player ever in the majors.

David Freese – Day-to-day with hamstring soreness.  Mr. Freese said, “My hamstring is on…ice, and my assets are….frozen!  Stupid subprime mortgage.”

Tyler Glasnow – 3 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 7.98.  He’s making everyone smile.  Unfortunately, a Glasnow smile means getting your face slashed from ear to ear.

Josh Bell – 2-fro-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .237.  Good news, you can hold your finger on your computer screen and pretend you have Bellinger.  Bad news, you probably need to move your finger at some point.  Bell does have three homers in the last week, so might be a slightly hot bat, but Bell doesn’t excite outside of deep leagues.

Josh Harrison – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  My sweet Lord!  He’s hitting over .350 in the last week, so there might be a little schmotato action here.

Jon Lester – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 3.68.  Hey, ya think the Cubs’ pitchers are feeling the effects of pitching an extra 50 innings last year?  Rhetorical!

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Dustin Pedroia – Still sidelined with knee/ankle soreness.  Or as WebMD lists it ankneekle.

Didi Gregorius – On track to return on Friday.  The Torreyes of Laura Mars will lose his job, because no one steps to The Gregorius D.I.D.

Gary Sanchez – Reports said yesterday that Sanchez took BP.  I sure hope he brings Brandon Phillips back to wherever he got him.

Aaron Judge – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Since he’s in New York, how long until Giancarlo starts hearing, “Hey, you look just like Aaron Judge?”  Nuh-uh, Judge looks like Giancarlo, not vice versa!

Luis Severino – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.00.  True story:  I said to Rudy last week, “How about a Buy title for Severino?”  And he rightfully said, “We just did ‘Luis C K’ three days ago.”  I try to avoid doubling up on ledes (of course, Thames made that impossible this April), but all I want to do is talk about Severino.  He is breaking out, and looks like he could be a top 20 starter this year.

Tim Beckham – 3-for-5 and his 3rd and 4th homers, hitting .280.  I searched for MIs on my waivers who have been most valuable over the last two weeks, and it was Beckham.  Of course, I still didn’t pick him up, but definitely a hot schmotato.

Alex Cobb – 5 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.66.  Stream-o-Nator didn’t like this start nor his next one, so sit on Cobb or rotate?  Rotate.

Dylan Bundy – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.65.  I’m full aware that it kinda blows that pitchers who are breaking out are in the AL East.

Vince Velasquez – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 6.33.  He has a bit of this ‘young Carrasco’ thing going on, right?  Meaning, he just looks so bleh in the 1st inning.  Please let him throw an extra 25 pitches in the bullpen before the game.  Please.

Hector Neris – 1 IP, 1 ER, and his 3rd straight giving up a run after it seemed like he was taking over the closer job.  Uh-oh, he’s not a Cuddle Boy, is he?

Freddy Galvis – 2-for-4, and his 3rd homer, hitting .243.  ‘Member, like, two days ago I said it looked like Devon Travis was getting hot?  Yeah, well, he didn’t play one game and then he was rained out yesterday, so I dropped him for Freddy Galvis.  Welcome to the Grey Albright All-Stars!  Chip in any way you can, and please put used towels in the hamper.

Maikel Franco – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .203.  Okay, it hasn’t been easy owning him so far, but if you’re thinking about dropping him, you’re misunderstanding some basic fantasy tenets.  You should be buying Maikel, not dropping him.

Wei-Yin Chen – 5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.71.  Damn, this guy baffles with his disappointing starts.  I kinda want to start calling him Sigh-Yin, but that sounds too cool for him, like he’s from Staten Island and in the Wu-Tang Clan.  “Shame on this pitcha you don’t wanna try to throw a game with this pitcha.”

Byron Buxton – 1-for-2, 2 BBs and zero strikeouts!  I know, it’s not much, but c’mon!  These are the first steps to him doing something!  I think!  Maybe!  But, hey, it’s better than what he was doing.

Delino DeShields – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 1 RBI and two steals, hitting .238.  And I picked him up.  Yup, just like that I grabbed The Dentist.  CarGomez (1-for-5, 2 runs, 2 steals) was not working at the top of the order; Ryan Rua (2-for-5, 4 RBIs) homered last night, but he’s not really the answer for anything; Mazara has been struggling; semi-colons are fun.  I know owning The Dentist is like pulling teeth, but I need steals, and I own him again.

Cole Hamels – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.03.  If you think this start vs. the Twins was a reason to not sell Hamels, I have a lousy bridge hand to sell you.

Jose Altuve – Out yesterday, because he did an unplanned collision with Teoscar like they were Giant Machine and Peter Dinklage Machine.  Was there a Peter Dinklage Machine?  There should’ve been.

George Springer – Still out with a tight hamstring.  One year at Thanksgiving, I had a tight hamstring and I pulled it and it ripped and my hand went into the mashed potatoes.

Lance McCullers – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.32.  “Wait, I like McCullers, and now Netflix is suggesting Michael Pineda and Robbie Ray?  Uh-oh.”  I realize it’s slightly crazy to like a guy with a 4.30+ ERA as much as I do, but I’m still firmly with McCullers.

Michael Brantley – 2-for-4, 1 run, 3 RBIs, hitting .318.  Even without an injury, I assume Brantley will be day-to-day all season.

Brian McCann – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .281.  If you just drafted McCanns, you’d have more home runs than if you drafted Mookie Betts and Goldschmidt.

Evan Gattis – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in last four games, hitting .333 in the last week.  When he gets hot, it gets scorching, so you’ve been warned.

Koda Glover – Hit the DL with left hip impingement.  I blame Dusty.  Not sure why, but Dusty doesn’t get why’s, which is part of the reason.

Anthony Rendon – 0-for-5 as the Nats scored 11 runs in Coors.  Wow, he’s having a ticker series in Coors.  You know things have been bad, when I benched Rendon yesterday for a start in Coors and he didn’t even make me pay.  I can’t believe I didn’t have him for his breakout, then drafted him for his terrible year in 2015, then avoided him last year for his bounce back.  I think we have a new Mr. Passive Aggressive.  Where’s he eligible?  Oh, he’s just a POS.  I’m at a loss at what to do with this schmohawk, but I refuse to drop him yet.

Ryan Zimmerman – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  T-minus injury!

Bryce Harper – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .432.  Is Rendon’s terrible hitting the proverbial butterfly flapping its wings in Indonesia that makes Bryce hit?

Trea Turner – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games, hitting .326.  Treat Urner’s back!  Get ’em boy!

Shelby MillerDiamondbacks sent his MRI to Dr. James Andrews with a note that read, “Find something wrong with this, thanks.”

Brandon Drury – Day-to-day with a jammed knee.  He got this jam in April-cot.  High five me right now!  C’mon!  That was good!  No?  Okay.

Hunter Renfroe – 1-for-5 and his 5th homer, hitting .247.  There is a ton of junky power hitters out there, huh?  In my 12-team mixed league, everyone’s got a ton of power and no average, no runs, no steals.  It’s like the Ghost of Adam Dunn is donkeying around the majors.  Donkeying is totally a verb.

Erick Aybar – 2-for-3, 2 runs and a slam (2) and legs (2).  Padres’ fans celebrated this with a lovely box of Chablis.  Technically, they didn’t watch the game or know who Aybar is, but they were drinking Chablis.

Alex Wood – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 Hit, 1 Walk, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.29.  Stream-o-Nator didn’t mind yesterday’s game, and loves his next start, and I love Wood — hehe — oh stop!

Denard Span – Hit the DL with a sprained shoulder.  Ben Revere said, “Why am I getting all of these ‘Get Well Soon’ cards?”

Christian Arroyo – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer as he hit in the five-hole.  More of an indictment of the Giants’ lineup than Arroyo’s ability that he was hitting 5th, but he was leading Triple-A in batting average, so he might stay hot on his arrival to San Fran.  Worth a flyer to find out.

Sean Manaea – 2 IP, 3 ER, but left his start with shoulder tightness.  Will find out more about his shoulder Manaea.  You know, Guillermorrow.  Call back!

Kole Calhoun – 3-for-5, 1 RBI.  Wow, a positive day for Calhoun.  Who’s next, Rendon?  (Please Rendon.)

Jose Abreu – Left yesterday’s game with a hip flexor strain.  Had four straight multiple hit games, so, of course, now he’s injured, and I’m inured to expect this from Abreu, assuming I know what inured means.  Bad enough you have me second-guessing my choice for a 1st baseman, but now you’re making me second-guess my word choice!

Jose Quintana – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 5.22.  Uh-oh, you might not have sold him for fifty cents on the dollar quick enough.  To find out, have an idea for you.  Take out a dollar bill, next to Secretary of Treasury write in black marker “Steve Munchkin,” and now that dollar is worth fifty cents, so try to trade that for Quintana.

Avisail Garcia – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .373.   It’s always the post-post-post-POST-post-post-hype sleepers!

Leury Garcia – 1-for-3 and a slam (2) and legs (2), hitting .319.  In the last seven games, he’s hitting .389.  Hot schmotato alert!

Orlando Arcia – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs, and his 2nd homer, hitting .229.  He’s looked overmatched so far like your uncle vs. Bobby Fischer in anything.  “C’mon, Uncle Darryl, you can parallel park better than Bobby Fischer!”  *15 seconds later*  “Maybe not.”  Maybe this is Arcia breaking out, but it might just be the Reds’ pitchers are awful.

Jett Bandy – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .349.  If only I drafted Bandy in the 2nd round of every draft instead of Rougned Odor.

Eric Thames – Left yesterday with hamstring tightness.  *sees Ted Williams, Babe Ruth, Billy Martin standing on a cloud looking down, shakes fist*  Leave us alone Baseball Gods!  And what’s Billy Martin doing there?

Rookie Davis – 2 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 11.17.  Over/under for the Reds team ERA this year?  5.25?  5.50?  I’ll bet someone five over-the-internet dollars that you won’t ever collect from me that Arroyo is their ace by the end of the year with a 4.40+ ERA.

Scott Schebler – 2-for-4 and two homers (6, 7).  Sonavadrop!  Damnit, I just had him on my team and was like, “Well, he went one full game without a homer, so I’m dropping,” and where I make plans, Giancarlo laughs.  I don’t practice Santeria, I ain’t got no crystal ball, I had Scott Schebler but I, I dropped him for a batty call.  *smacks head*  Ouch, that hurt.  So, Schebler has four homers in the last four games and I’d own him.

Adam Duvall – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Duvall is like the Addison Reed of hitters.  Strikeout, ground out, solo homer, fly out in what feels like every game.

Joey Votto – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .238.  Votto’s doing some weird shizz in this latest incarnation of his career.  This whole power in the 1st half of the season and hitting .400 in the 2nd half is just bizarre.  It’s like Dave Kingman and Charley Lau had Siamese twins and one bats in the 1st half of the year, and then he turns around and the other bats in the 2nd half.  I will call him Darvey Kent, due to, ya know, copyright restrictions.

  1. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Castellanos vs Jose Ramirez Ros OPS league

  2. marimon says:
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    Couple questions, thanks in advance!
    1) LeMahieu, Franco, and Herrera, Shaw were dropped. Do i lose Owings or Yasmani for any?

    2) was offered Keuchel for??Donaldson, crazy to take it right? Thinking of countering with:
    Donaldson and Tijuan(or Lynn? Maeda?) for Keuchel and Cole. Thoughts?

    • Scott says:
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      Get franco asap. His luck is going to turn around eventually. Last night may be the start of it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @marimon: 1. Franco for Owings 2. Bit crazy

  3. Scott says:
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    Although franco isnt hitting for avg his babip is 130 points less than last year. He is striking out less, walking more, line drives are up and hard hit rate is higher. Bad luck. He is a prime buy low. With all that said he still has 20 rbi.

    How much longer do i give rendon? He isn’t playable now. I own bregman too at MI. How long do i give him?. These two have combined for a total of ZERO hr, 10 runs and 9 rbi. They are killing me. I cant cut them but i can get more production from just about any FA. I dont have room to add anyone else w/o cutting someone who is helping me.

    • Mike in Busan says:
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      @Scott: all this Franco talk got me to look, and damn if he wasn’t available in my league. Dude has a .155 babip! He is no longer unowned in my league. Thanks for putting an idea in my head.

      • Dingbat says:
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        @Mike in Busan: Looking at his batted ball data, something else interesting shows up – he usually has a low BABIP (career avg of 0.268) due to popping out a ton (career avg of 15.7%), but so far this year his pop out rate is a mere 5.6%! His GB% is up and his FB% is down, so that might affect his power a bit, but dude is definitely due to start getting some hits.

    • Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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      @Scott: Do we drop Rendon for Franco if we have the chance? Sad I’m even thinking about it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Another couple of weeks

  4. You know what sucks in H2H roto? Well let me tell ya what sucks. Is when your opponent has an ERA North of 6 and yet has 3 wins 4 QS’s no losses and owns you in those cats while you have players who have performed at a HIGHER level and nothing to show for it. Like volunteer work, to my people working in the soup kitchen because their bored, stay up Glenn Campbell

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Dnut Eastwood: The other thing that sucks is H2H Roto doesn’t exist…

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Trololo!

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:
        I beg to differ with you on this F. A few years back I played and H2H roto on Yahoo. Same 10 cats as roto and who ever wins the most cats each week gets the win or you can play total points scored with the ten cats based on H2H scoring..1 point for a single, 2 for a double and so on..

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Malicious Phenoms: Its still weekly in that format

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: yes there is there’s
        h2h roto (which is basic h2h)
        h2h points

  5. Noam says:
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    God I love owning Paxton…

    Would you trade Kemp for Benintendi in a 12 team 6×6 OPS league?

  6. JP says:
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    Hanley for Zimmerman? Too early? Hanley’s shoulder issues worry me

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JP: Hold….Zimmerman has complete body issues so at least Hanley is just a shoulder

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JP: Agree w/ F

  7. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Awesome, awesome, awesome!!! You get today’s awesome award!!

    Am totally swamped with e-mails so…….

    John Rambo Quote of the day for April 27

    Sheriff: ‘Mitch, Ward, come here! Shingleton, you cover us. Look at his leg! Mitch, get your belt. Make a tourniquet around that.’
    Mitch: ‘We got to get this guy to a doctor!’
    Sheriff: ‘Goddamnit, get your belt on that fast! Where’s the first-aid kit?’
    Mitch: ‘I left it in the car.’
    Sheriff: ‘Shit!’
    Mitch: ‘- Where did he get that gun?’
    Sheriff: ‘- It’s gotta be Art Gault’s gun.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

  8. kenly0 says:
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    2018 only

    McCullers or
    Porcello?

    Seems like a nobrainer. But, is it?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @kenly0: McCullers

    • Hawk says:
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      @kenly0:

      Almost everything that could have gone right for Porcello last year went right. It’s very difficult to see that repeating. McCullers has better stuff, is also backed by a terrific offense and the Astros are in a MUCH easier division. Seattle, Oakland and the Angels are full-on dumpster fires.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @kenly0: \
      McCullers easily!

  9. lyricist says:
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    Does 2016 NL MOY Dave Roberts actually know what’s going to happen with the rotation in the following weeks; or is he just going to have Joc pick jersey numbers out of a bingo cage (when he’s not playing with Grandal’s pud) like he does the everyday line-up?

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    Hey, Grey, how come Delino DeShields isn’t De Dentist instead of The Dentist?

    Speaking of oral care, I can’t drop Devon Travis for Galvis as you did, since I need someone at 2B rather than SS or MI. But what about grabbing De Dentist to take Travis’ roster spot? It’s a 15-team roto league … in a league that deep should I try to wait a bit to see what the Rangers are going to do?

    Also, on Alex Wood, are you thinking he might stay in the rotation if he keeps pitching like this?

    • @enrique: Crap. Forget what I just wrote about De Dentist and Devon. I was still thinking DeShields had 2B eligibility. He’s only an OF in the league where I have Travis. In that case, is he an upgrade over Margot, Carlos Gomez, or Kepler? They’re my three weakest OF (I picked up Gomez because he has several nice Hittertron dates coming up).

      Regarding Devon Travis, is he worth dropping for any of Neil Walker, Jorge Polanco, or Scooter Gennett? I’m guessing not.

      • @Enrique: Tim Beckham’s also a possibility for Travis’ roster spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @enrique: Wood will stay in as long as Hill’s not healthy

  11. Greys bum hair says:
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    Who do you like ROS with BAA as the 6th pitching cat

    Severino or Urias

    Thanks

  12. J-Hova says:
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    Hahaha, Poor Cameron Diaz

    I woke up, grabbed Deshields, puked when I saw the Nats score and then Rendons stat line but decided I’d ride it out.

    In a league where bandy and hedges are available but own Perez. Do I drop Perez, grab bandy and just stream between he hedges and Murphy when back? Thanks!!!

  13. csullivan says:
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    Hey Grey! Love the post. I’m attempting to deal Duffy in my 12 team points league. Would you deal him for CarGo, Polanco, or Mccullers? Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @csullivan: Depends on need but I’d move him for any of those 3…Polanco before Cargo if you need a bat but in a points league I’d want McCullers first.

  14. Chris says:
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    Strasburg & Kelvin Herrera too much to give for Joey Votto in 10team 5×5 OBP league? Would mean benching Pujols

    I would still have 3 ace closers and a high upside staff that’s performed well so far (Kluber, Tanaka, Taillon, Paxton, Eickhoff, Urias, Matz)

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chris: Sounds fair to me

  15. Mike says:
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    Fernando Rodney out??? who is handcuff Bradley?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mike: Rodneys not out yet…Hoover may be the handcuff though.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Mike:
      They are stretching Bradley out to start in Shelbys place.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Agree w/ F

  16. Deadlifts And Pizza says:
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    10-Team-H2H-5×5 + H, BB, -K, OBP, SLG

    I give up Turner and I get Joe Ross and Urias.
    I have in my corners Thames, Hanley and Travis Shaw. I see the upside but might be too risky?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Deadlifts And Pizza: If Trea Turner Hold thats terrible but I’m thinking you mean Justin Turner which i could see doing.

      • Deadlifts And Pizza says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Hahaha yeah I meant Justin Turner.

  17. Hurling darvishes says:
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    Donaldson for rendon and bellinger. Is this even close?

  18. mcmi11ions says:
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    Grey I’m with you on the Tendon ownership rollercoaster. I’ve had him the same years as you in my NL only league.

    P.S. Schebler was actually a free agent in my NL only league. “Yoink!” Do kids still say that? I mentioned in a game the other day I got “housed” and was told that not only did I date myself I also identified as an East coaster. What gives?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mcmi11ions: I know exactly what you mean, yoink!

  19. Robert Schroeder says:
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    Glasnow or Gsellman both drops, bench & hold or streamers in deep 16 team league?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Robert Schroeder: Hold and play matchups for now, I’m assuming there aren’t many good options in a 16 teamer.

  20. Tigres says:
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    Grey/RB nation – start Tanaka @ BOS (Sale)?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Tigres:
      SON has Tanaka @ -11.4.
      He’s recorded five wins in 10 starts and has a 4.05 ERA against the Red Sox in his career.

      He looked real good his last turn, albeit v the Palehose.

      With all that said, I am gonna start him in my 6 x 6 roto league.

  21. Dirty Curds says:
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    Got offered Taillon for my Urias. 5×5 standard. Take or Hold?

  22. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Sonava non start on Schebler.

    I thought for sure Springer was gonna be back, so I left Schbeler on the bench and Curious George in my lineup…arggggggghhhh.

    ALL MLB lineups need to be set by the first game of each day, of course that will never happen..

  23. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: If Rendon does another ticker tease at coors, I’ve reached the end of my patience with him. Gotta sit him till he shows some life. I’m mulling picking up either Gallo (Pure Power!) or Gyorko (Cleanup spot plus all infield eligibility)… who would you roll for hopefully the next week or 2, until Rendon finds his bat?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @William Hung: Gyorko for me

    • joeg414 says:
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      @William Hung:
      Rendon is not playing today

  24. Papa Jean Seugra says:
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    Yasmany or Dahl ROS?

  25. Chud says:
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    2 DL guys almost ready to roll…..10 team full keeper trade:

    Ian Desmond for Zac Britton.

    Who wins?

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chud: The bat always beats a closer.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Chud: Totally depends on team needs, rosters, etc.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Chud:
      I’d want Desmond in Coors.

  26. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
    Top three hitters out of these guys? Or which 3 would you roster I guess. Thanks!
    Kepler
    Headley
    Inciarte
    Dyson
    Perez
    Schebler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bobbo: Ender, Dyson, Perez

  27. Five-On-One says:
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    Franco or Turner, ROS?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Five-On-One: I’d want Franco but should be fairly close

  28. What’re everyone’s thoughts on starting Maada tomorrow against Philly? I had to restrain myself from dropping him in a 15-teamer, and I figured I’d just bench him until he shows something. But the Stream-o-Nator is very, very high on him (as in $21.20 high; third highest of the day. Only a little lower than Strasburg. Better than Carrasco).

    Thoughts?

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Enrique: Probably should be benched but I’m starting him against Philly

  29. Willie Mickey and the Duke says:
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    Just traded for POS Rendon. POS shall be his name until he remembers how to hit.
    I’m losing closers every day . Cam now Glover. The Glover doesn’t fit so now I must replace..Benoit, Norris or Wilson are available. What’s your call long term? Debbie was obnoxious..Tai win it all

  30. Fungazi says:
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    Would you rather have Felix or Rodon as your DL stash in 12 team?

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Fungazi: Rodon

  31. Organigram Dan the Met Fan says:
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    Hi Grey

    Which side do you like…

    Lance McCullers Jr Kyle Barraclough
    for
    Aledmys Diaz
    Joc Pederson
    Kyle Freeland

    I own McColors Colors

    My Roster (16 team H2H Dynasty)…
    C Salvador Perez, KC C
    1B Paul Goldschmidt, Ari 1B
    2B Jose Altuve, Hou 2B  DTD
    3B Yunel Escobar, LAA 3B
    SS Jonathan Villar, Mil SS, 2B, 3B
    CF Charlie Blackmon, Col CF
    OF Yoenis Cespedes, NYM LF, CF
    OF Nomar Mazara, Tex RF, LF
    OF Brandon Drury, Ari 3B, 2B, LF, RF  DTD
    UTIL Matt Davidson, CWS DH
    UTIL John Hicks, Det 1B
    Bench Kris Bryant, ChC 3B, LF
    Bench Mitch Haniger*, Sea CF, RF  DL10
    Bench Jorge Polanco, Min SS
    Bench Delino DeShields, Tex CF, LF
    DL J.D. Martinez*, Det RF  DL10
    DL Adam Frazier*, Pit LF  DL10
    PITCHERS
    SLOT PLAYER, TEAM POS
    P Mychal Givens, Bal RP
    P Heath Hembree, Bos RP
    P Tommy Kahnle, CWS RP
    SP Jacob deGrom, NYM SP
    SP Lance McCullers Jr., Hou SP
    SP James Paxton, Sea SP
    SP Zack Godley, Ari RP, SP
    RP Wade Davis, ChC RP
    RP Addison Reed, NYM RP
    RP Kyle Barraclough, Mia RP
    RP Greg Holland, Col RP
    Bench Jake Arrieta, ChC SP
    Bench Zack Greinke, Ari SP
    Bench Chad Kuhl, Pit SP
    Bench Brandon McCarthy, LAD RP, SP
    Bench Trevor Cahill, SD RP, SP
    Bench Jordan Montgomery, NYY SP
    DL Aaron Nola*, Phi SP  DL10
    DL Cam Bedrosian*, LAA RP  DL10
    DL Tyson Ross*, Tex SP  DL10

  32. Chucky says:
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    Am i crazy for considering benching Villar for either Motter or Didi next week? The k’s are killing the both of us. he doesnt run anymore either. I was wr wr wrong on this one. I traded Lindor and kept Villar.

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @Chucky: Would have no problem benching him for a week for either of them, depending on matchups and number of games. Def not dropping or anything but benching for a week isnt the end of the world.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Chucky:
      But you know the minute you bench dude, he will go off..

      • Chucky says:
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        Welcome to my useless good for nuthin world.

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @Chucky:
          Cheer up man, it’s only April..

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Cram It:
      Jeremy, another 1st round bust.

  33. Five-On-One says:
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    Trade away JD Martinez (almost healthy) or Springer for Thames? Either? Both? Neither?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Five-On-One: \
      I’d hold

    • Oppo Taco says:
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      @Five-On-One: I’d take Thames over a hurt OF. I always fade injury optimism though

  34. Johnc says:
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    Your advice yesterday was for me to get a pitcher. Sadly, I thought this would be a strength once Verlander and Quintana normalized after rough starts.

    So between that comment and watching Romo pitch (still on Giants payroll?), another sleepless night. I could package Lamb or Pujols with a SP for a better SP? My pitchers are: Kershaw, Verlander, Quintana, Severino, Taillon and Nova. 12 team, H2H league. Thoughts, reasonable SP target for me? Thank you.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Johnc: Your starters look fine to me but if moving one, try to move Pujols first.

    • John says:
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      @Johnc:

      Thanks F! Grey?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Johnc: Agree w/ F, your starters look fine… Pujols for McCullers maybe, if you need it

  35. Pnw says:
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    What side of Duffy and Joey Gallo for Strasburg you on? It’s a keeper league and Gallo is a minimum keeper, I have jake lamb to cover my 3b spot.

    Alternative to the trade above is:
    Duffy/Gallo /Jackie Bradley jr for David price/ Strasburg/polanco?

    Current pitching is : Salazar/Duffy/severino/taillon/graveman/walker (I need help!)

    Thanks

    Reply

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Pnw: Stras side on both but i would try for the first one and keep JBJ

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Pnw:
      agree with JeF

  36. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    Which side would you rather have ROS:

    Reynolds and Beltre

    Miggy

    Also, saw you said Severino is breaking out and may be top 20 SP. Where would you put Bundy?

    Thanks

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Test Kitchen:
      Miggy and if Bundy keeps pitching like he has he cud be top 20 also.

  37. Dv says:
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    C bandy
    9×9 h2h league
    1b goldy
    2b odor
    3b rendon
    Ss segura
    If Hanley
    Of inciarte, Mazara, springer, Trumbo
    Util Carlos Santana, Hernan Perez
    Bench Moreland
    Dl rajai

    McCullers, Pineda, lackey, folty, Corbin, Walker, Miguel Gonzalez,
    Jansen, Benoit, Giles, melancon, Betances, bush

    Do I drop anyone for deshields, schebler, buxton, fowler, Tim Anderson, Doolittle, josh harrison, Broxton, Arcia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dv: Meh

  38. John Schwind says:
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    Hanniger hit the Disgraceful List as we all know and need an OF in a deep league (14 teams). Granderson is available but Rua and Jose Martinez are too. Seems like Rua is gonna see regular ABs now. Thinking Rua. Your thoughts?

      • JohnnySquid says:
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        @Grey: Hanniger didn’t hit the DL? Yeah he did. Also what do you think about JC Ramirez ? You Cyclopsing him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Disgraceful List is when someone is playing so bad the team DLs the player to avoid further embarrassment — If Rendon gets DL’d today, that’s Disgraceful List

          • johnnySquid says:
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            @Grey: my bad as my Razzball terminology is off today. Hanniger is NOT disgraceful…especially when I drafted him for $4 in my keeper league.

            JC Ramirez looked good on Tuesday. I’m cyclopsing him as with Shelby Miller adding to James Andrews Annuity here soon I’m looking to grab a guy like him with upside. Your thoughts on JC Ramirez?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, No problem… prolly didn’t need to even point it out… I like JC but he’s an MR acting as an SP

              • The Harrow says:
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                @Grey:the original comment guy didn’t know this. i’ve seen others not know this.

  39. Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    14-team league with OBP. Overall, who’s the better add for ROS: Saladino, Alonso, L. Morrison, or Galvis?

    Much appreciated.

  40. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Gsellman in 12 team keepers – we holding but benching? That fip and xfip looks great, but that first inning last night was rough.

    Any chance Alex Wood sticks around for those two tasty starts next week (or longer?)? I of course benched him this week because he wasn’t officially slotted to start until after lineup lock…

  41. Synyster says:
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    Need a big pitching day from Verlander. Last two starts 13 ERA and 2 Whip w/ 8K. Think he turns it on today at home versus Sea?

  42. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Drop Tapia ($0) in a 12 team keeper roto for Deshizz (early bet for most FAAB wasted this season) or Harrison?

    Got reinforcements on the way, but currently dealing with JD Desmond Dahl Rajai on the DL and need a 5th OF next week who isn’t injured.

    Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?:
      Hey 317B, I am a huge believer in Delino Jr.
      I think last night is the beginning of something good from him, as long as Bannister plays him and I think he will.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: Me too. Spent $4 on him in Week 1 faab, now I’m ready to go back for more after dropping him.

        Would you agree that he, Harrison, or even Kim is worth $1 (setting waiver priorities) is worth dropping Tapia for in this league? I really love Tapia, but hard to see him getting regular PT with Dahl, Desmond, Reynolds, Parra in the mix, even if Cargo gets traded.

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?:
          Yeah, if this is a yearly league no reason to sit on Tapia, you want someone that is gonna play everyday..I go get DD Jr. back

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Malicious Phenoms: It’s a keeper league (keep 7 forever) . . . though in terms of minor leaguers I also have Meadows ($0), who is probably the better stash. Would only keep Tapia for next year if he came up and made a significant impact.

  43. Clive says:
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    Have Betances in a non-Hold league (not sure why I thought it was a great idea). It is a K/9 league.

    Also have Chapman, Diaz, Holland and Neris.

    Would you ditch Betances for a SP (maybe Wood)? I only have 5 SP (deGrom, Paxton, Duffy, Tanaka, Wacha) in a H2H league with QS as a category…

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Clive: If you cant stream i would just keep Betances otherwise just open that spot up for streaming and play match ups

  44. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Morning Grey! You starting Tanaka (at Bos) and Gio Gonzalez (at Col) today? Have Losses as a category in 5×5 H2H

    Thanks!!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @JohnnyBeGood:
      I’m starting Tanaka.

      I would not start Gio in Coors. Regression fairies are waiting there for Gio.

  45. Ghostface says:
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    Franco or Rendon ROS?

    Hamels or McCullers ROS?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Ghostface:
      Franco and McCullers

  46. Harry says:
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    Thanks for the write up Grey,
    Daily 12 teamer, only have 3 bats playing (Pollock Owings Bregman) would you throw Bellinger back in (can’t get worse than 0/5) or keep him on the bench?

  47. Clint says:
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    Looking to deal Arcia for Story in a dynasty league and wondering if the deal needs to be increased from either side to get it done. How far apart in value do you have the two?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Clint: Rather have Story. The guy you’re offering Arcia to will let you know if it’s not enough.

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Clint: I’d be surprised if the Story owner considered that, but you never know!

      Nice podcast gong!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Clint: I’d be shocked if you got Story for Arcia…you will have to add to that deal.

  48. dtbran says:
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    We starting Urias today?

    • Cram It says:
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      @dtbran: Hells yeah!

      • dtbran says:
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        @Cram It: Nice! Daily league I only 3 possible bats today (Bregman Pollock Owings) start Bellinger or keep on bench (vs lefty Moore)

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @dtbran:
          Start Bellinger, you might get lucky

        • Cram It says:
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          @dtbran: Pollock for me. He’s hitting and facing Weaver.

  49. Jb says:
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    Grey – I was offered Bundy for my Duffy – accept or hold for now? Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Jb:
      I’d want Bundy

  50. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Also, best streaming option for this week: (Chase, no?)

    – Chase Anderson vs Atl
    – J Eickoff at LAD
    – I Kennedy vs Min

    Thanks, as always Guys!!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JohnnyBeGood: Eickhoff for me

    • Cram It says:
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      @JohnnyBeGood: I’d also go Eickhoff

  51. Huddy says:
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    12 team daily league. Only have 3 possible bats starting today (Bregman, Pollock, Owings). Start Bellinger (0/5 ?) or leave on the bench today vs. Moore @SF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Huddy: Start Bellinger

  52. Sdub88 says:
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    Should I dump Rendon for Perez or Deshields? I need steals…

    I also have Margot and Peraza as drop candidates but holding them simply due to their speed.

    • Sdub88 says:
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      @Sdub88: Lorenzo Cain just got dropped by someone…

  53. CC says:
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    Morning Grey,

    I’ve got two things. One, based on what you know about Severino, his past troubles, his hot start in 2017, all that upside fantasy players know and love, what do you think would be a reasonable trade to offer his owner? I’m asking what you, personally, would offer for him. And please, if you think I don’t even need him, feel free to say that too! Here is my lineup:

    C Grandal
    1B Goldy
    2B Odor
    3B Rendon
    SS Correa
    OF Blackmon
    OF Benintendi
    OF Ozuna
    UTIL Tomas
    BE Dickerson
    BE Kepler
    BE Piscotty
    DL Dahl

    Pitchers

    Carrasco
    McCullers
    Stroman
    J. Ross
    Roark
    E. Diaz
    Familia

    Also, yesterday I asked you to project Thames’ ROS stats and you said 35 HR, .265. Did you mistakingly predict his EOY stats or do you really expect him to hit 35 bombs from here on out? As always, I REALLY appreciate the feedback!!!

    • Cram It says:
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      @CC: You don’t need him. And if you did, you’d be overpaying for him anyway right now.

      You probably mistakenly asked ROS stats. Who wants to predict stats from NOW until the end at any given point during the season? You can take the 35/.265 projection for the year and figure it out. Happy mathing!

      • CC says:
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        @Cram It: How absolutely silly of me! Got it. Thanks brother.

        • Cram It says:
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          @CC: Only semi-silly ;)

  54. Wilson says:
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    Thanks for early remind about Severino days ago.
    With today’s breaking out performance, which pitcher could be Severino’s ceiling? (Still Pineda?)

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        Pineda isn’t top 20 SP now, I know you said he would be in sleeper article.

        Anyway, Severino or McCullers Jr. now?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Severino, coin flip

  55. H says:
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    Rendon…ugh! I have Gallo, Shaw, Castellanos, Matt Davidson and Gyorko in FA. Drop for one of these guys or hold for now?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @H:
      Hold

      • Old School Brother says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: Agree, gotta hold. It’s too early to give up on Rendon

  56. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Grey, you’re easily the best wordsmith in all of FBB. Hilarious stuff!

    Im trying to sell Duffy everywhere before he’s the jig is up on him.

    Would you trade him straight up for Ian Desmond?

    Any potential buy low SPs your trade him for? Tanaka maybe?

  57. Ray says:
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    Eugenio Suarez for McCullers in 12-team mixed H2H?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Ray:
      Depends on needs.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Ray: McCullers

  58. Brian says:
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    Another day and another player down and out for awhile. I am in need of some help!!

    12 team H2H four OF (6X5) OPS one DL spot. Mmy team is as follows
    Wieters, Freeman, Schoop, Seager DTD, Story, Trout, Pereza, Judge, Margot, Abreu DTD, Dahl DL, Hainger DL, JD DL

    Maeda, Roark, Walker, Serveino, Duffy, Nola DL, J Ross, McCarthy, Chen Streamer, RP Colome, Devenski, Osuna, Bedrosian DL.

    Is it safe to drop Dahl/Hainger for H. Perez, A. Garcia, Headley, or hottest bat?

    Drop both Nola and Maeda for Miley, Triggs, Bradley, Iwakuma, Zimmermann, D Norris, Foltzy, Straily?

    I am not sure what to do?? Please advise!!

    BB

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Brian: Haniger for Avisail…I’d hold on the pitching.

  59. Bryce says:
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    Grey, yesterday you said Bellinger could potentially hit 17 HR, steal 20 bags, and hit .280 ROS. Then someone asked you whether you preferred Moreland or Bellinger and you said Moreland. Is that because there is a possibility that Bellinger won’t stick around if he doesn’t hit and Pederson comes back from the DL? Or do you genuinely prefer Moreland to Bellinger ROS? Please clarify, if you would be so kind. Thank you sir!

  60. Not Your Average Joe says:
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    So now that no longer have to slot Kelley AND Glover I find myself with an extra roster spot. Who’s the addy, Grey daddy? Schlebler? Altherr? Dyson? DeShields? Parra? Or maybe a pitcher like Wood (streamer)? A.Conley? H.Santiago? Ryu? Beef up the pen with Norris?

    12-team, h2h, 5×5, redraft.

    C – Realmuto; 1B – Freeman; 2B – Dozier; 3B – Machado; SS – Correa; OF – Benintendi, Yasmany, Duvall; Util – C.Santana; Bench – Polanco

    SP – Tanaka, Maeda, Duffy, Hamels, Eickhoff, Severino, Corbin (streamer)
    RP – Holland, K-Rod, Bush, Kelley

  61. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7 (Max Acquisitions per Week: 6)
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    (1) C: Martin
    (1) 1B: Rizzo
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Owings
    (1) 3B: Rendon
    (3) OF: Harper, Springer, Bradley Jr.
    (2) UT: H. Ramirez, Abreu
    (6) Bench: Longoria

    (2) DL: Haniger

    (3) SP: Carrasco, McCullers, Duffy
    (2) RP: Johnson, Brach
    (4) P: Betances, Nova, Severino, Walker
    (6) Bench: Ray, Lackey, Gravemen, Urias, Skaggs

    (2) DL: Bedrosian

    So I was just offered Thames, Nunez, and Samardzija by the team below for MY Harper and Jim Johnson? Not really sure what to make of that but this team is actually interested in trading (well I think he wants Harper real bad) so what would you counter with if you owned my team? This is the second time he’s made me an offer to me for Harper but last time I countered with Hanley and Rendon for Miggy like you advised to try and consolidate my bench bat however he rejected that. So should I be considering trading him Harper and what kind of return/deal would you make?

    (1) C: Perez
    (1) 1B: Murphy
    (1) 2B: Kinsler
    (1) SS: Machado
    (1) 3B: Carpenter
    (3) OF: Thames, A. Garcia, Pence
    (2) UT: Benintendi, Heyward
    (6) Bench: Belt, Nunez, Zobrist, Swanson, Bellinger

    (2) DL: Miggy

    (3) SP: Strasburg, Darvish, Stroman
    (2) RP: Herrera
    (4) P: G. Gonzalez, Samardzija, Vargas, Tanaka
    (6) Bench: Pomeranz, Harvey

    (2) DL: S. Gray

    • Cram It says:
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      @ebudz: That’s a shit offer for Harper. I wouldn’t be trading him unless you get blown away with an offer.

      • ebudz says:
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        @Cram It: Yeah I hear ya … The only player I think I could even consider getting back Harper would maybe be his Machado? But the way Harper is playing right now I really don’t want to let him go… I just don’t know what kind of 2 for 1 offer I should make for guys like Machado or even Thames? I also feel like my pitching needs improvement…

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @ebudz:
          I think your team is fine and do not trade Harper

          You don’t need to bust up your team for Manny. Rendon will be fine, its early yet

        • Cram It says:
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          @ebudz: You’re gonna have to overpay for top guys like Machado and Thames is at his highest price point right now. That’s not smart business. Just wait on Rendon or try a hot schmotato.

      • CC says:
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        @Cram It: Wow yeah, that really is a terrible offer for Harper, ain’t it!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @ebudz: If trading Harper you better get Machado back

  62. Robert says:
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    10 team h2h league. My pitchers : Cueto, Duffy, Hamels, McCullers, Salazar, Severino, Lynn. Should I trade Thames for a top SP or is Thames going to continue with his power display? My hitters are Trout, Benitendi, Odor, Stanton, Story, Franco. Thanks.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Robert: Hold….Maybe try and package Duffy and Hamels for an upgrade

  63. Tyler says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Please give some fantasy insight and predict Moncada’s impact once he arrives to The Show. Also, if you wouldn’t mind, what do you think his overalls numbers will look like at the end of the season? Are they similar to what you predicted in the preseason or have they changed since? I’ve got Rendon as my 3B and I gotta think of alternatives if this slump continues to progress throughout the summer months. Thanks brotha!

  64. Old School Brother says:
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    sonuva bench Severino!! Will be the last time I bench him, regardless of bad matchup and what SON says

  65. KarlJ says:
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    Does Alex Wood lose his rotation spot soon? Would you rather have Wood or Corbin for ROS?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @KarlJ: They are match up plays right now.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agree w/ F

        • KarlJ says:
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          @Grey:
          I agree but I need to grab a SP while Nola is out and Maeda gets his crap together
          Seems like Corbin is getting closer to his 2015 level. Do you prefer him to Wood?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Wood, better park

  66. Matt says:
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    Please rank for the rest of the season:

    Rich Hill, Gsellman, Alex Wood

  67. Brian says:
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    16 team dynasty h2h. 6×6 use OPS. starters are wolters, carlos santana, jose ramirez, correa, bryant, cruz, blackmon, stanton, util -brantley and kipnis. Bench/DL is hosmer, starling, beltre, wilson ramos
    Been offerd souza for hosmer. have good depth at OF already but not sure I can take another year of hosmer killing worms. What do you think?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Brian: If Souza is a bench bat anyway then hold

  68. Michael Villani says:
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    Should Ryan Zimmerman be sold to the highest bidder or are we looking at a comeback player of the year?

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Michael Villani: Zimmerman already won comeback player of the year when he hit 7 homers last May. Or maybe everyone forgot about that, I can’t remember.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Michael Villani: Sell while he’s healthy and hitting

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agree w/ F

  69. RicoSuave says:
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    GREAT work Grey!

    Do you think Bud Norris is keeping the Closer job?

    Should I drop Doolittle for him?

    Thanks

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @RicoSuave:
      Hold Doolittle, Bud is only in until Cam gets back.

    • John says:
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      @RicoSuave: I cannot see this happening. Bedrosian was pitching great and has ninth inning experience. He may become the go to set up guy though.

  70. The Boy says:
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    Altherr or Inciarte? Currently own Inciarte and know the BABIP has to come back to his career norm at some point, but like the power altherr could bring.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @The Boy: Hold

  71. Crock says:
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    Offered Rendon for my Souza. Take it?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Crock: I’d take it

  72. Schoolboy P says:
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    Do you like Graveman for ROS? He should come off DL today in a pretty meh AL West.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Schoolboy P: Depends on league size

      • Schoolboy P says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:

        13 team, 10 pitchers per –

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Schoolboy P: Hes worth a shot but hard to predict ROS

  73. Jason says:
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    Ha ha ha…the Glasnow blurb nearly made me spit up coffee all over my monitor. So funny!!!

  74. Phil of the Future says:
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    Yo, BB!
    I need some homers. I feel like they’re up everywhere this year except on my team.

  75. John says:
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    12 team Yahoo Keeper H2H, categories:
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBP
    QS, SV, K, ERA, H/9, BB/9

    My offense is crazy strong, and I am loaded w/ first basemen, owning Rizzo, Goldy, and Freeman (@ 1b, CI, Util slots) and have been fielding a number of offers for them. The way I see it I could use a little more speed on my team, possibly upgrade at my middle infield slot, and my starting pitching stinks.

    Should I stand pat and ride my offense and SAGNOF my way to victory by trying to win offense, saves and pray for 1/2 pitching categories or make a move? I’m having a hard time pulling the trigger on anything bc I love all these guys.

    Team as below if needed for context:

    C: Mccan
    1b: rizzo
    2b: schoop
    3b: lamb
    SS: miller
    CI: freeman
    MI: devon travis or arcia
    OFx4: Harper, Blackmon, Broxton, Brantley
    Util: Goldy

    SP: Taijuan, Iwakuma, Zimmermann, Mccarthy, Skaggs, King Felix, big fat bartolo
    RP: Johnson, Rodney, Madson, Maurer, Rosenthal

    Thanks!

  76. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    woould you trade polanco for JD?

  77. Lt says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Appreciate this column, the most fun part of my mornings and I’m not ashamed. I own Odor, Story, Rendon. All are holds or which do I pair with McCullers for a trade offer for a bigger talent/name?
    I thought I saw Trevor Cahill has top 3-4 swing and miss rate? That paired in San Diego should equal must stream stuff no?
    Bench players but I own Both X’tons. Available: Motter, Renfroe, Dyson, Cahill, hold?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Lt:
      Hold, hold, hold

  78. RicoSuave says:
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    Hey Grey,

    16 team H2H weekly points league…redraft

    I got offered Desmond and Graveman for my Maeda and Judge…

    what do you think?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @RicoSuave: I’d hold

  79. Jaaaaaake says:
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    RAZZ 30 IS COMING

  80. toneDEAF! says:
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    Pick 2— Dickerson, Moreland, David Peralta at UTIL? 12-team H2H points league. Negative points for K’s.

    Thanks!

  81. Vas says:
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    I have too many good outfielder which are sitting on my bench and need SP. Who would you trade from the below and what should I be looking for in return:

    Gregory Polanco
    Avisail Garcia
    Michael Brantley
    Steven Souza

    Leaning toward Brantley

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Vas: Any of the bottom 3, whoever gets the best return.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agree w/ F

  82. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Thor scratched from his start…..I HATE THE METS!!!!!

    • Matt says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz:

      First Haniger of Nazareth and now even Thor the God has forsaken us.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  83. Mr. Rickey says:
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    I’ve gone through the exact same drafting progression as you with Rendon – I will never draft him again. Another problem: 12 Team H2H with 1 C – Vogt is killing me. Drop him for Bandy? Hedges is also available.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Dont get locked into a catcher just keep going with whoever is hot at the moment.

      • Cram It says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: I have a dream, and that dream is that, someday, fantasy baseballers around the world will understand how to Frankencatcher.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Cram It: LOL…I’ve had a similar dream

  84. Token says:
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    Thanks for being he cup of coffee to my morning. Was that a love confession. Nah must be fantasy talk (bu dum tis) I’ll be going soon don’t worry.
    But first which sides would you take
    A) dahl vs bellinger
    B) dahl/brantley vs cueto

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Token: Dahl side in both for 4

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agree w/ F

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl… Cueto

  85. peacecoast says:
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    Hi GreY!

    Odorizzi coming off DL Monday. Drop Norris or Folty? Gotta be Norris right? My other SP are Cole, Salazar, Paxton, McCullers, J Ross, Gio.

    Also who do you like more for a NSVH league: Nate Jones or Will Harris? Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @peacecoast: Norris; Jones

  86. Oppo Taco says:
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    DJL or Carlos Gonzalez? My other option at 2B is Cesar Hernandez. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo

  87. Fred McGriff says:
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    Which side do you prefer in a dynasty league:

    Castellanos, Kinsler, Tomas
    vs
    Daniel Murphy and Desmond

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy

  88. lwomack58 says:
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    Time to drop Belt? I have Yuli on bench

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  89. Dhs_suck says:
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    I need to be talked off the ledge of dropping bregmen for gallo. Or do I jump into the world of K’s and long balls and sophomore slumps being a real thing (looking at you too swanson)

    you are the best by the way

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  90. Five-On-One says:
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    I have Trout and Springer, and then too many mediocre outfielders: JD Martinez, Jackie Brandley Jr., Grichuk, Dickerson, Pillar, Kepler, . Can only play 4 of them (at most). No one else interested in trading for Grichuk, Dickerson, Pillar or Kepler. 12-team, 5×5 league.

    JBJ for Salazar?
    JBJ and Encarnacion for Myers?
    JBJ and Encarnacion for Votto?
    Springer and Duffy for Kershaw?

    What say you?

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Five-On-One: No one is interested in trading for those guys because they suck. You can just drop em in a 12 team.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Fungazi: I was going to say that, but he gets mad when you point out how off he is.

        • Fungazi says:
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          @Cram It: The truth hurts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re all fairish… Salazar

  91. Scuffy McGee says:
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    If you could have a super utility guy on your fantasy bench, would you want Gyorko, Baez, or Rendon?

    What are your thoughts on Haniger after he returns from his injury? Will he still be valuable vs. a Souza or someone like that?

    Great write up! Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure on Haniger… Rendon

  92. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    From the injury news desk, this just in:
    Noah Syndergaard has been scratched from his scheduled start Thursday against the Braves due to biceps tendinitis.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  93. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    If you’re a Neris owner, too soon to drop handcuff Benoit, right? #CuddleboyConcerns

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  94. lwomack58 says:
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    Straily a good stream this weekend?

  95. Mike says:
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    Fraizer/Severino for Carlos Santana/Gausman

    THANKS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  96. Det. John Kimble says:
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    Is Taylor Motter > than Tim Anderson at this point? My league counts BB.

    Also, is Hanniger worth holding at this point? We have short benches and only one DL spot, which I currently have J.D. Martinez in.

    Thanks again Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, no on Haniger

  97. lee says:
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    Pick 2 for every day bench. Healy, rendon, K Seager, Trumbo, Cesear Hernandez. Can’t be 2 3rd basemen. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager, Trumbo

      • lee says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. I had Rendon and Trumbo but will switch it up.

        • lee says:
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          @lee: knowing i wasn’t playing seager with the hip. meant more when he is back in the line up.

    • Cram It says:
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      @lee: Seager, Trumbo

  98. Hugman says:
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    I love a good dumb joke, and hamstring was a great one.

    If Rendon doesn’t break out this week the day I drop him you’ll know he’s no good. I’ll keep you posted.

    FMK: Suarez, Rendon, Hernan Perez. (I currently own all theee because I’m the laughing stock of my league with nearly 50 moves)

    I was going to leave a vm for the podcast asking you guys to debate whether or not we’re firmly in the age of PAGNOFF vs SAGNOFF, as JB suggested last season. Lotta cheap power on my wire. Then I was going to make fun of JBs gong. But hell if I can figure out the SpeakPipe app. Great name for that app btw. Really rolls off the tongue.

    K, I’m done writing my column for the week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! K, M, F

      • Hugman says:
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        @Grey: You and Rendon are gonna be like the couple in the Stella Dora Breakfast treats bit by Patton Oswalt.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t know his stuff

          • @Grey: Now I know how you feel doing the podcast with JB and him not getting your references.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  99. Eduardo Almaguer says:
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    Hamels owners need to be forcefully (but queitly) trying to sell him off immediately. He’s given owners the perfect sell window with his last two starts.

    He ranks 100th of 101 pitchers with a 4.13 K/9 and 99th with a 11.5 K%.

    In other words, Weaver, Triggs and Nova are striking out more guys than Hamels.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  100. Big Mike says:
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    Obi Grey Kenobi,

    I ignored your recommendation to drop Almora and Dyson, and instead I dropped Panda. That, and my drafting of Paxton has me feeling good today (sorry).

    But, I also drafted Dyson as my third closer. I’m now in 8th in saves. Should I expect him to regain the job, or do I need to trade/pick up another saves guy? If so, who’s out there to take over a closer job on a thin waiver wire? Help me Obi Grey Kenobi, you’re my only hope!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Dyson

      • Big Mike says:
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        @Grey: Not the fast one, though, right?

  101. Matt H says:
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    Rest of season: Rendon, Moustakos, Franco? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

  102. GonzoChicago says:
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    As you are now valuing Severino in the top 20 SP ROS, would you do Severino and Matt Bush for Melancon? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  103. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    For 3B I’m contemplating picking up Gallo while he is hot/available (ranked 17th in my league) and dropping Rendon until he shows signs of life.
    I’m not worried about anyone grabbing Rendon as a FA while I wait.

    This a good idea? Or shall I wait until after today’s game at Coors to make a decision?

    Thanks!

  104. ctrengove says:
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    Do you like Waino tonight at home against Toronto? His ERA and WHIP are bad, but his peripherals have been solid, he was good at Milwaukee his last start, and Toronto’s offense is poor so far.

    Anyway, I hope you say “yes, he’s a fabulous streamer today! you should win all the points!!!”, because I already grabbed him :)

      • ctrengove says:
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        @Grey:
        Haha. Oh well.

  105. Milarky says:
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    Novel alert! I’m in a deep 10-team roto league where we start 2 at each IF position, 5 OF, 2 Util, 5 SPs, 3 RPs, and one rookie hitter and pitcher. Our waivers are finally opening this Sunday, and we’re only allowed one claim per week. I’m trying to rank my claims, and I’ll likely be 3rd or 4th in waiver priority. Here is my roster for the positions I may need help in, with waiver options in brackets:

    1B: Rizzo, Moreland, Cron (Bellinger)
    RP: Osuna, Giles, Feliz (Kelley, Casilla)
    SS: Segura, Semien, Duffey (Simmons, Beckham)
    SP: Scherzer, deGrom, Salazar, Jon Gray, Nova, Shoemaker, Pomeranz, Norris, Hammel (Vargas, Leake, Severino, McCarthy, Anderson, Triggs, Lynn, Corbin, Ed-Rod, Graveman)
    Rookie Pitcher: Gsellman, Hader (Senzatela)

    I have some turds that won’t be a problem to drop, so thoughts on how to rank my claims? Ideally I’d fill a big roster gap, but since we only do waivers once per week, I would prefer to prioritize the biggest long-term impact players over greatest positional need right now. Though I could use Bellinger as a 1B, it would also give me flexibility at rookie hitter where I have Benintendi (I could then use him in the OF when necessary).

      • Milarky says:
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        @Grey: Sorry, got way too complex there. Really I’m looking for your thoughts on potential impact ROS to help me rank my waiver claims for this weekend. How about this list to get your thoughts on potential ROS impact, and I’ll go from there based on my position needs:

        Bellinger
        Kelley
        Severino
        McCarthy
        Leake
        Lynn

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Severino, Bellinger, Kelley, Lynn

    • Cram It says:
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      @Milarky: Yeah this is pretty brutal dude. How to rank your waiver claims? For like a 4th position backup? Bellinger, Severino, Kelley, Lynn?

      • Milarky says:
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        @Cram It: Fair point – I’ll keep them simpler. Thanks for the response.

  106. Jammer McSlam says:
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    In a H2H OBP league and starting slow, but looking to make moves to get back into it.

    Just traded Rendon for McCullers then picked up Franco from waivers.

    Was offered Machado for Rizzo. He still has SS elg and I have Peraza/Abreu. Take the deal and hang onto Peraza while he figures it out?

  107. Sticball Al says:
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    So Rodney had a little trouble last night giving up 5 ER in 2/3 of a inning for the BS and Lost. Does this mean tryouts for closer starts heating up here in Arizona ? JJ Hoover seems the likely candidate to get saves to me… What’s your thoughts on this ???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoover, sure, but no one really

  108. Matty says:
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    Has anyone heard from our boys in Bristol?

    Did the entire Get Him In Your Lineup Department survive yesterday’s cutbacks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so, haven’t heard

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  109. adam says:
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    need a streamer today
    wainwright vs toronto
    urias at san fran
    hellickson vs marlins
    thanks

    • ctrengove says:
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      @adam:
      OK, so I’m beating the drum on Waino vs Toronto, but Grey says nope.

      I have a good feeling about this one. And since we live in a world where feelings trump facts, I think I’ll come out on top.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias

    • LenFuego says:
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      @adam: The Giants have scored 20 runs in their past 10 games, and have resorted to starting rookies and journeymen. I will leave the rest of the math to you.

  110. Swfcdan says:
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    Shituation: Drafted Semien but have had an insane injury list so far with now 6DL’d guys and only 3 DL spots. Struggling to even put out 3OF, so should I just cut Semien? 12 teamer counting OBP so he is more valuable and no doubt would get claimed, but I do have Gyorko and Motter who should be decent enough there now. Try and trade him for a test tube of semen first and if not cut him?

    Bee tee dubya, saw your ranking blurb again on Semien and it made me laugh out loud at work, thanks! I didn’t tell my boss though: “He doesn’t hit a ton of line drives. If you hear ‘Semien with the frozen rope,’ you’re more likely watching Eskimo porn than an A’s game.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, cut Semien… Ha, thanks!

  111. Jon B says:
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    Grey – Bundy or Duffy ROS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coin flip, Duffy

  112. ERad says:
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    Can we do a prayer hectagon for Rendon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Please!

  113. Garbles says:
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    Chris Sale vs Masahiro Tanaka and Dylan Bundy

    Which side wins?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Garbles: Quality over quantity. Sale.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sale

  114. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Nice! Love the finger on the computer screen thing – I do this watching the Gameday app for MLB. I love the suspense of seeing a blue ball and wondering if it is In play/Runs.
    Got a league mate in a 12 team h2h who keeps trying to get my Trout, and I keep rejecting.
    Latest offer:
    Freeman/Khris for Trout. Although its somewhat intriguing, I’m in no real need for a 1B (rostering Santana/Moreland).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d reject it… Yeah, the app is the best part of watching a game, like, “Oh, yes…20 second delay…runs!”

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Right!? even though I bought the MLB package, I’d say I spend most of my time wishing for either red or blue balls. The wife thinks I’m a tonto

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha

  115. mike says:
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    I picked up Delino night too! He hasnt played like that in two years. It must mean he is ready.
    what do you think about dead arm? I own Syndaguard so im getting worried. I might need pitcher if its too serious

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dead arm is nothing that serious, tendons and elbows are serious

  116. Capps says:
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    Any word on Carter Capps? I thought he’d be back by now. I already have too many guys DL’d in my 12 team, but would rather not drop him just to see him activated tomorrow. I’m not seeing updates anywhere.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is Ariel Hernandez available? If so, there’s no reason to be wondering about Capps

      • Capps says:
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        @Grey: Is he about to be called back up? He’s available, but I don’t have an extra bench spot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          How about Anthony Swarzak? There’s prolly so many MRs on your waivers and you’re waiting for an injured Padres MR?

          • Capps says:
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            @Grey: I guess your league doesn’t double strikeout totals for players with double letters in their last name? Kidding, thanks Grey.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  117. primetime says:
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    Glasnow is terrible right now, his face drive me crazy. So looking to drop him.

    Sonny Gray is still available, he has a rehab game tonight.
    E Rod
    Skaggs
    Cotton
    Odorizzi
    Alex Wood
    Garret

    • Cram It says:
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      @primetime: Stream.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

  118. dtbran says:
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    1. my OF Pollock Thames McCutchen Mazara Cain Hernan Perez, Haniger DL spot. Is Cain droppable at this point for Car Gomez or hold?
    2. Working without a catcher this week (no more moves) would you drop Rosenthal for a random hot catcher next week or bank on the other batters gettin the job done…Brewers catchers, Vogt, weiters Rupp around
    Thanks for great help

    • Cram It says:
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      @dtbran: Cain is good for SB at least. CarGo doesn’t give you anything.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree w/ Cram

  119. fieldvision says:
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    I have Arenado and Sano at 3rd. So my hitting is good. I need a big time SP real bad.
    I’m thinking of trading Donaldson for Arrieta. What do you think ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do better/different

  120. demribbies says:
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    I’ve got Benoit and Brach. Deal Brach to the Britton owner for Neris?

    Or hold Brach and see how Britton does in rehab?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, take Neris

  121. HipHopPanda says:
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    Currently doing terrible in pitching categories. I was able to knock out a bunch of trades and put together the following rotation:

    Carrasco
    McCullers
    Paxton
    Salazar
    Hendricks
    Morton

    Any concerns with this crew? Im thinking I might be good to go. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks fine

  122. Bill Lee says:
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    For power, take a flyer on Scott schebler or Joey Gallo?

    Thanks in advance for any response.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallo

  123. Good Shabbos! says:
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    I’m in a standard 5×5 Roto 10 team Non-Keeper and I’m trying to trade for Ks so I’m looking at Diaz and Salazar.

    I offered Schoop and Rodney for EDiaz
    He countered with Pence, Salazar and EDiaz for Schoop, Nova, Miller, Rodney

    Any thoughts on a counter?

    looking to keep Nova, hard to give Schoop but Gyorko will fill in and I’ll work the wire, Not so high on Salazar despite the K dominance, but I’ll take him, would prefer keep miller, dont want pence…)

    My squad
    C-Waivers Bandy, Pina, etc.
    1B-Goldy
    2B-Segura
    3B-Castellanos/Gallo
    SS-Story
    CI-Votto
    MI-Schoop/Gyorko
    OF-Blackmon
    OF-Benintendi
    OF-Kepler
    OF-DL-Haniger, JD
    UT-Hanley
    UT-Albert

    SP-Yu, Harvey, Nova, Lynn, Maeda, DL-Hill
    RP-Melancon, Miller, Kelley, Rodney, Brach, DL-Bedrosian, Glover

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, Shabbos, take Salazar/Diaz

      • Good Shabbos! says:
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        @Grey: thanks yid!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

  124. MyTeamSucks says:
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    12 man. Big rosters 6×6 head to head.

    Reynolds, Segura, Arenado, Correa, Peralta, Springer, JBJ, Mazara
    bench: Hanley, Castro, Hanige, Bellinger

    Darvish, Duffy, Carrasco, Carlos Martinez, McCullers, Shoemaker, Glasnow, Garrett, Nova, Conley, Gray and Bum

    Closers: Kelly, Norris and Casilla(its been a fun year for closers! F Me!)

    I’m tryin to move Hanely and Duffy for Blackmon but he dont like it. He wants Darvish or Carrasco. Would you make that move? Or I have an offer for Duffy and Hanley for Stanton(He has burned me sooooo many years)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  125. Jurickson BROfar says:
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    Bregman was just dropped in my 10 team. Should I add?

    What is Thames trade value? Pollock tier? Or hold out until I can get both Harper and Trout?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Pollock tier for Thames sounds about right…. Yes, add Bregman

      • Jurickson BROfar says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  126. jon says:
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    Pineda for Quintana ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana, close

  127. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    It might be worth noting Rendon had a pretty lousy April last season too; 15/0/1/1/.242.

    He is obviously not even hitting that low bar yet this year, but this could provide some solace to his hangers on. I’m gonna wait it out with you.

    Great write up, Homie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  128. herschel says:
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    @Grey: who do you like in ARI if rodney gets pulled from closer role? de la rosa or hoover? sagnof!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None…Hoover

  129. Clive says:
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    Trade E Diaz for Severino? Would still have Chapman, Holland, Neris. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  130. Mike says:
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    Drop velasquez or gausman for Manaea?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bleh, Gausman

  131. jon says:
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    Drop Shoemaker to stream E-rod vs cubs or hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  132. I only use Grey Poupon because of Razzball says:
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    Awesome per usual Grey! Appreciate what you do. Would you flip Hendricks/Diaz/Maurer/Pedroia for Lester/Schoop? Need an ace and would still have Chapman/Kimbrel loungin on the squad. 12T H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Sure, I’d do that

  133. Rock D says:
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    Everyone has different opinions but I for one don’t see it with Bellinger. I was drooling over his AAA stats but that changed after seeing his all or nothing swing and constantly pulling his head off the ball. I just don’t see him panning out this year. Year away at best.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, very important first 7 at bats

      • Rock D says:
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        @Grey: I just see someone who is over matched. People love to overlook the fact that he had a 33% strike out rate in AAA this year before being called up. Not saying he won’t be a stud in future years but I don’t see it this year. My two cents that’s all.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Guess we’ll see

  134. jon says:
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    stream Charlie Morton at home vs Oakland tomorrow or naah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  135. Whodat says:
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    Grey would you take this trade? Offered Jose Ramirez for neftali Feliz and Todd Frazier. I currently have Ramos, Feliz, neris and Giles as closers.
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Feliz side but fair

  136. Smokey Joe says:
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    Trade J. Villar & Taillon for M. Carpenter & Urias?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  137. ryanoger says:
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    Lose Conforto for Tomás, Ender, or Castellanos? No true needs, bench bat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomas

  138. Gregarious says:
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    Know i’m a little late with the question today…but anyone have a view on offering my Ryan Zimmerman and JUpton (or Schwarber) for his Machado? 6×6 OPS re-draft league. Thanks all!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  139. Clowns Ambition says:
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    Lots of great informative stuff today. Thanks Just got this offer this am. Not knowing my roster what side would you favor. Thanks. Britton and Odor for Yelich and Schwarber.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  140. peacecoast says:
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    How many words do you think you have written total for Razzball.com?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About 10 million

  141. Raider says:
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    10 team Yahoo, H2H cats
    Give Duffy or Maeda for Bellinger?

    I have Moreland at 1B and CDickerson and Hot Garbage Trumbo at Util…

    Is this giving too much for Bellinger?

    Great write up, thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  142. Swfcdan says:
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    “Dodgers manager Dave Roberts suggested Thursday that Rich Hill (blister) could return as a reliever.
    Hill threw a successful simulated game Wednesday and is nearing activation from the 10-day disabled list, but the Dodgers want to keep Alex Wood in the starting rotation and they just promoted Julio Urias. Maybe a bullpen role would work better for Hill’s blister management, but it’s brutal news for fantasy owners who used a high draft pick on him this spring.”

    I’ve got Wood for Wood again! Grab him folks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  143. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Just say NO to <Mets SP's
    Harvey 5 walks 1 K, down 6-2 in the fifth to the ATL in Metrco.

    This organization has ruined all these stud SP's..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  144. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    More Mets BS ..

    Yoenis Cespedes has been diagnosed with a pulled left hamstring.

    That’s more commonly known as a hamstring strain, and it’s going to send Cespedes to the 10-day disabled list. He suffered the injury Thursday while legging out a double off Braves starter R.A. Dickey in the bottom of the fourth inning. Juan Lagares replaced Cespedes in the Mets’ outfield.

    Most of my team is injured or sucking..So far Baseball sucks this year!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, didn’t they say it was no big deal three days ago?

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey:

        Yup and what first game back, boom, 10 day DL..I knew I wanted unlimited DL’s this year in my league for a reason..We voted for 6 and mine has been full, plus all year..AHHHHH. Get in off the ledge MP!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Such a Mets’ move

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            @Grey:
            Exactly!!

  145. the tone ranger says:
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    hey grey,
    do you think alex wood or kevin gausman is better bet?
    does Tyson ross represent a better DL stash than them long term?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood — no on Ross

  146. Uglee says:
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    Start Freeland against the D backs? Or is that crazy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy

  147. John says:
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    Comforto or Peralta? Last week everyone was on the former but Peralta has been on fire. Ugh. Streamers? Throw a dart again?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

    • Cram It says:
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      @John: Because he was hitting and Peralta wasn’t. Now Peralta is. It’s not a dart throw…it’s how you play the game.

      • Johnc says:
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        @Cram It:

        You seem like a bitter guy. But I enjoy your comments for some reason. Good luck on having a better life!

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          @Johnc: Yeah, He’s got issues!

  148. Vrugg says:
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    Grey, I was offered Archer for my Villar and Grichuk. Thumbs up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Vrugg says:
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        Appreciate the advice. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  149. Grey — would you drop Devon Travis for Tim Beckham, Neil Walker, Jorge Polanco, or Scooter Gennett? It’s for a deep redraft roto league.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckham

  150. Cram It says:
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    Thames leaves early with hammy tightness. May that ship sink!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Cram It:
      I think dude needs to stop eating all that Korean spinach..Something fishy about his size and all these homers..Pee in this cup please popeye, errr Eric..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      YES! I mean, aw shucks

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Ha. He needs to stay down. He’s carrying every team he’s on, none of which are mine.

        There should be a name for these guys that come out of nowhere out of the gate…owners everywhere get all excited about the draft day coal turning into a diamond…they can taste the championship belt in May already…then whomp whommmmmp, just fool’s gold.

        Of course, Thames probably plays tomorrow and goes on to hit 40 HR’s, but still.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally! And I own him in one league where I’m in first due to him, but don’t own him in majority of my leagues

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: See, I’m not just speculating. It’s fact!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  151. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points

    Someone in my league just dropped Encarnacion. Hard to believe. I know he’s sucked so far but what am I missing? Is there something I don’t know or just a bone head move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab him

  152. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Altuve and Springer both out again..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Figures

  153. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Own Rich Hill and Wood right now. VERY CONFUSED HOW I FEEL!

    What do we do with Rich Hill in 12 team weekly leagues? Can’t fathom dropping him, but I guess that might eventually be the scenario based on how much leash the other guys get. This feels like a temporary measure until if and when he’s ok.

    I feel like the most likely scenario is that he’s in the pen until (a) he proves his blister’s not an issue or (b) B-mac, Ryu, or Maeda go to DL.

    What do you think?

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: I like the out of the box thinking.

        “Child’s middle finger mysteriously goes missing after winning meet and greet with Rich Hill.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Hill, he can’t stay on the field

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Man that hurts ($3 keeper for me!). That said, you’re right I’m sure.

  154. nightpandas says:
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    Hey Gray,

    Looking for a SP or RP fill in to help with ratios mainly but really everything….slim pickings:

    Cobb
    Miguel Gonzalez
    Hahn
    Jordan Montgomery
    Swarzak
    Hoover

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoover for a few

  155. dicky says:
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    Degrom Odubel Jimmy J Suarez Bmiller

    OR

    Dee Chapman Lamb Shoemaker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aroldis

  156. Arnie says:
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    Dear Gray ….. I have a coupla questions about upcoming stremonator calls that make me have some doubts.

    What do you thnk about Morton tomorrow at home against OAK? The robot gives him $7+ and he’s been pretty good at home.

    What about Maeda at home against PHIL? Streamonator gives him $22+! He hasn’t been good anywhere but that’s a helluva rating.

    Half of me says to start Morton and not Maeda, but I usually regret going against the Streamonator. What about you? Would you start both? Just one of them?

    P.S. My spellcheck keeps trying to change “Morton” to “Moron”! A sign?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Morton… start Maeda…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha on spellcheck

      • Arnie says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  157. ThE sHiT says:
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    Cespedes/Keuchel for Stanton, what side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giancarlo

    • LenFuego says:
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      @ThE sHiT: Is that both Cespedes and Keuchel for Stanton? If so, I think I would have to respectfully disagree with Grey. If not, then yeah, what Grey said.

      • LenFuego says:
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        @LenFuego: And I would wait to see what the deal is with Cespedes’ injury regardless.

        • ThE sHiT says:
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          @LenFuego: yes both Cespedes and Keuchel. Yeah im gonna wait on more news for sure before i make a move

  158. bigbear says:
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    Severino or Duffy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Severino close tho

  159. Corey says:
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    Conforto or Souza to replace Cespedes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  160. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Hi Mr. Grey,
    Looking for the next diamond in the rough. I’m scanning the Reds pitcher Adleman’s stats (BB to K) and am I crazy to start a crush?
    Thanks for any wisdom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  161. Boy Wonder says:
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    14 team H2H redraft weekly league

    Drop Mazara or Jackie Bradley Jr for Hernan Perez?

    Thanks!

    • Boy Wonder says:
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      @Boy Wonder: or drop Odubel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  162. Mike says:
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    Osuna worrying you at all yet? Just blew another one.

    Matt Bush, Neris, and Bedrosin are available.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Mike: Why aren’t those guys owned already?

      • Mike says:
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        @Cram It: 12 teams, only two RP slots for each.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Mike: That’s silly. I’d try to hold but you can’t pick one up for your bench in case of emergency?

          • Mike says:
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            @Cram It: Kind of shallow, not really room on the bench for that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just wrote that

  163. mike says:
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    @Big Mike: @Mike: should I drop Beltran, healey, or Beltre for Schebbler. They are all just a bench at for me. A bench bat that might never start on my team.

    • Cram It says:
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      @mike: Then it’s neither here nor there really. Healy.

  164. FrankGrimes says:
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    I hate F’n closers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know!

  165. Greg says:
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    Even with Britton on the comeback trail, I’m thinking I hold Brach’s (sweet like) candy. There is stuff they aren’t saying about Britton’s arm (“I feel great, so I’m going to a hand specialist! “). Even if Zach is fine, they’ll be cautious, and Brach will help my era, whip, etc. Agree?

    Also I have Capps on the dl….do you you also agree that if he can stay healthy, he’ll take closer job from Maurer?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Greg says:
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        @Grey: Nope to both questions?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          To both

  166. demribbies says:
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    Please pick 2 of the 3 – H2H keeper (OPS instead of AVG)

    Rendon, Healy, Franco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Healy

  167. Gigorilla says:
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    Grey – Thanks for helping me put the voodoo curse on Franco and Odor to get them going.

    Wait, what did I just do???!! Knock on wood!

    Off topic- friends band in beertown, Sensations. white funk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, Gigorilla!

  168. JP says:
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    Cespedes and Marte owner in need of OF help, have Hanley/Abreu platooning at 1B, been offered Cain for Hanley, take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, sounds fair

  169. SteveA says:
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    Hey Grey. Thanks for the help.

    12 team, 5×5, redraft

    Would you deal Giancarlo for Correa? I could try Judge but I doubt that it would work.

    Steve

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  170. Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    Feeling a little nervous with the Thor news.

    Guy in my league is offering Sale for Correa. Should I counter with Correa for Sale+Kinsler (MI spot)/I have Trea Turner at SS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try it

  171. Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    I failed to mention this is a keeper league. Does that change anything?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold, get a cheaper SP

      • Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the quick reply (all of your replies you’ve ever blessed me with). I’m going to hold steady and form a Prayer Octagon for Thor (to Oden? Or is it Woden? Whomever is the Norse Zeus equivalent).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  172. Cohen says:
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    Grey, ERA is 4.15 because of Rodney and Dyson. How do u think my starters look?
    Carrasco
    McCullers
    Pineda
    Nova
    Serevino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fine, bit upsidey

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: should i grab a veteran like Quintana or Lackey?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, Quintana

          • Cohen says:
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            @Grey: thank u

  173. Tony says:
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    Thaaanks a lot for the severino remind last week, he’s been amazing so far great write up grey !!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  174. The Great Knoche says:
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    I love Robbie Ray as much as the next guy, but I think Stream-o-nator is drunk again…

    $22.4 against the Rockies tomorrow at home.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rockies are terrible on road

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: except in Miller Park and Chase Field

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          True

  175. jonnybench says:
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    Piscotty for Taillon… 10 team keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty

  176. jonnybench says:
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    Dozier and Piscotty for Cano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  177. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Gsellman or Senzatella?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Gsellman

  178. OJ Simpson says:
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    5×5 OBP,GS league 12 team

    my hitting is fuego

    d’arnaud
    freeman
    odor
    bregman
    villar
    harper
    thames
    blackmon
    souza jr
    benintendi

    my pitcher however, is not.

    salazar
    archer
    taillon
    manaea
    maeda
    nola
    jon gray
    with
    benoit
    kintzler
    bedrosian
    a miller
    and jim johnson

    any hitters you’d move to try to acquire pitching?
    any pitchers to cut loose?

    norris, kuhl, chen, shoemaker, cain, jesse chavez, alex wood, gsellman, liriano, ryu on the wire

    thanks for the write ups, positive vibes your way !

    • OJ Simpson says:
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      @OJ Simpson:
      have dahl on my DL spot too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon for Sale? — you can lose Gray and /or Manaea

  179. Nightmare! says:
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    Ryan Zimmerman for Gary Sanchez…….who wins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sanchez

  180. jonnybench says:
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    worried about Polanco at all? should i be selling or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  181. Eduardo Almaguer says:
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    Hey Grey,

    So for the past month been mocking with FakeTeams and we finally transferred the league over. As one might expect, there were several early breakout guys that weren’t draft and are on waivers. I have first priority.

    Here’s my team. 14-teams, H2H, standard. NO BENCHES.

    C-Beef
    1B-Votto
    2B-Odor
    3B-Rendon
    SS-Correa
    MI-Owings
    CI-Thames
    OF- Mazara, Keon, Cespedes
    UTIL- Dahl, Bird

    SP – Carrasco, Lackey, Severino, Cotton, R.Hill
    RP- Kimbrel, Melancon, Kelley

    Best options: R.Zimmerman, T.Shaw, Conforto, Avisail, Motter, Heyward
    Best SP options: Leake, A.Wood, Miley, B.McCarthy

    I probably need a SP more than a bat. I’ll have claims on a bunch of these guys but can guarantee only one. Who’s the grab?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood over Hill — Zimmerman over Bird

  182. I am the Walrus says:
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    Fangraphs has Bundy’s FB down 2 MPH. With his injury risk, you selling high?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you can get

  183. Brett says:
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    Grey,

    What’s your take on Hosmer? Do you think he turns it around? Would you buy low on him? I could try to move Keon Broxton for him. Thoughts?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d buy him for cheap, definitely send Broxton for him

  184. Dougie says:
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    Grey, I always love your stuff.
    What do you think of Severino for MadBum in a 12 team dynasty league with salaries and contracts? I’d get MadBum for this year and next at $12.3m then +$2m for each year I extend him. I have Severino at $6.5m for 3 years before I’d have to increase his salary. It’s an H2H most categories wins league. Because of the salary and contract attractiveness, really, I guess I’m asking if you think Severino can keep this up. I loved him when he got called up, but man, he looked terrible last year, and if its worth the cost to have MadBum down the stretch.
    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, but I think I’d hold, bit risky

  185. luvpho says:
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    Drop Conforto for Gurriel?

    • luvpho says:
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      @luvpho:

      Or please rank Conforto, Bellinger and Gurriel.. thanks

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Bellinger, Conforto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d likely hold

      • luvpho says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

  186. ty says:
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    Mr. G….Wood or Nova? dropping Manaea

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

      • Ty says:
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        @Grey: or would you drop Gausman. Don’t know if he can shake that wonkiness. Although, he did the same thing last year

  187. FrankGrimes says:
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    Can’t wait for Kluber to have
    that six week run of dominance…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s out of April now, it’s gonna be good!

  188. Qrguzzler says:
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    15 team 4×4 start 2 every position. Only have Bush and Glover for closers and Doolittle.

    Should I punt saves and trade Busg, Chisenhall, DeShields for Polanco, Willy peralta, and Jed lLowrie?

    Have Yalmer Sanchez at 2nd cause if Mondesi being sent down. Like I said there are 30 2b starting in this league

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Polanco

  189. primetime says:
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    Grey, I read Sonny worked six innings, allowed only two hits and struck out seven while not walking a batter. He threw 77 pitches, 54 strikes, Gray’s fastball registered 94 mph.

    Worth a stash? I know in the past you and JB are not big fans of his.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not a fan

  190. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    I only have two adds left for the week so is it worth using only one of them to stream one of the following the next few days? Or should I use up my last two adds on two of which of the following streams? I just got home from work but need to make a move tonight IF I’m going to be able to use anyone for tomorrow… I will say these matchups and SON scores may not be completely up to date but was hoping to get your advice before it’s too late tonight Grey!

    4/28
    Lynn vs. CIN (10.4)
    Garcia @MIL (0.2)
    Skaggs @TEX (-3.5)
    Snell @TOR (-6.0)
    Conley vs. PIT (-6.9)
    Chavez @TEX (-7.7)

    4/29
    Ryu vs. PHI (21.5)
    Liriano vs. TB (9.8)
    Gausman @NYY (0.1)
    Nelson vs. ATL (-1.5)
    Wheeler @WSH (-11.7)

    4/30
    Corbin vs. COL (3.5)
    J. Ross vs. NYM (1.8)
    Chen vs. PIT (1.1)

    • ebudz says:
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      @ebudz: OKay probably still too late but scratch that last post! Here are my options for streamers to wrap up the week! Should I use one or both of my last two adds for the week to stream which of them?

      4/28
      Lynn vs. CIN (9.5)
      Colon @MIL (-0.6)
      Skaggs @TEX (-2.7)
      Snell @TOR (-6.2)
      Conley vs. PIT (-6.1)

      4/29
      Ryu vs. PHI (20.1)
      Liriano vs. TB (9.8)
      Garcia @MIL (0.1)
      Gausman @NYY (-4.1)
      Nelson vs. ATL (-4.4)
      Chavez @TEX (-12.3)

      4/30
      Corbin vs. COL (4.5)
      J. Ross vs. NYM (1.5)
      Wheeler @WSH (-12.4)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Lynn, Ryu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lynn, Ryu

  191. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Frantically hiding elicit materials as I prepare for parents and inlaws visiting for commencement this weekend.
    Trout/ and either Kyle Seager/Villar or Harper/Correa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh damn, congrats, man! That’s awesome! Have a great weekend! Harper side with Seager, but both are fair

  192. Mookie says:
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    AL only. Trade Miguel Gonzalez and Joe Kelly for V-Mart and Yonder Alonso?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      V-Mart side

  193. primetime says:
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    Grey, last one for tonight..

    Drop Manaea for Wood?

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      Yup

  194. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: I am forming a hardcore prayer circle that George Springer doesn’t pull a Cespedes and reinjures himself whenever he’s ready to play… I can’t handle another injury.

    So who am I using to fill Ces’ UTIL spot for my team? Gallo, Owings, or Conforto?

  195. Daniel says:
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    Thanks for the last writeup about Severino. Went out and made a move to buy low on Matt Carpenter, but my real goal was to get the owner to include Severino (I knew directly trading for Severino wouldn’t go well – I have no hitters the guy can use).

    Anyways, you like this trade?
    Give: Fulmer, Koda Glover (pre-injury), Andrew Miller
    Get: Severino, Matt Carpenter

  196. Sinkhole Demayo says:
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    orangeman appears to now be supplanted (even after 2 good days) by ben freakin gamel. this brings to mind
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFptCUpk-M8

    when they are playing ben gamel over you know you f’d up bad.

  197. Leah says:
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    Hello from one of your 5 girl readers Grey! Love your stuff.

    In a 12 team keeper league. Have a few pitching questions.

    Currently have Duffy, Carrasco, Skaggs, Roark, Maeda, Graveman, Santiago, Triggs, and Nola on the DL.

    1. Do I drop one or more of these guys for an Alex Wood, Corbin or to stash a guy like Berrios?
    2. Who of my guys is most droppable?

    Looking to trade Duffy, as well, right now.

    Thanks for your help!

  198. Johnc says:
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    What is your take on Schebler? Stick to original rankings or could he be a mini-Duvall this year?
    My OF lacks power so intrigued despite his average. I have Dahl, Parra, Dyson, Heyward, Conforto, and Hernan now. Second option would be to go Harrison at 2B off the wire and move Zobrist to OF.
    H2H league with ten hitting cats. Thank you!

  199. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Two questions:

    1) My three starting pitchers tonight are Scherzer at home vs NYM, Lance Lynn at home vs CIN, and Maeda at home vs PHI. Besides Mad Max, would you start either Lynn or Maeda?

    2) Looking to grab another arm or a bat. CHoices at pitcher are Matt Cain, Derek Holland, Folty
    hitters: Freese, Nava, Dat Dude, Aoki, Yonder Alonso, Gennett

  200. mike says:
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    Should I drop Healey for Snell? As a bench player, just adding depth. Longoria, and Beltre are my first basemen and flex option. I been using, margot, Kepler and Beltran in the utility until Beltre gets back. I also have Smyly as a seventh pitcher but by then I might have to drop Wacha.
    Season long points league 13 teams.

    • Grey

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      Sure, sounds fine

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