“After Chris Davis raved about it, I had to check it out.” said James Paxton, as he sipped maple syrup.  He continued, “It was my favorite show since the last time I saw Rush.”  The Canadian then put on moose antlers, an orange vest and grabbed his shotgun.  Before he exited the press conference, he smiled, adding, “Eh.”  So, James Paxton busted that slumped like Chris Davis before him and like every team that faces the Sawx.  Crazy when you have Mookie Betts hitting near-.200 and Benintendi out of the lineup, what a massive hole the Red Sox become, or a Mass-hole for short.  Yesterday, James Paxton went 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.91, putting to doubt some concerns that he would be eaten alive by the New York lights.  Paxton laughed, “It’s just like downtown Saskatchewan.”  All the New Yorkers grinned, Paxton was already growing a tough, sarcastic sense of humor indicative of New York, when Paxton added, “Seriously, eh, there’s nothing finer than Regina.”  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Greg Bird – Out with a torn left plantar fascia, which sounds like yet another season-ending injury.  This Bird you can, indeed, cage.  How about him for the Spring Training Hall of Fame tho, huh?  All he does is homer in the spring.  Maybe the injuries happen while he’s migrating?  Mike Ford was called up, who is 46 years old.  No, he’s 26, but he’s spent a long time in the minors.  He hit 5 HRs in ten Triple-A games this year, because he’s faced all minor league pitchers 1,000 times.  Okay, no, but he’s old so a lot of pitchers are prolly familiar.  Outside of AL-Only leagues, I’d likely ignore, but he does seem to have pop.  He could have Maas Appeal.

Clint Frazier – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer.  Six weeks ago: how can Gleyber Torres fit into the lineup when Didi returns?  Now: Mike Tauchman is a starter.  But, hey, the Red Sox are a mess, so Tauchman homered.  Touché, man!

Blake Swihart – DFA’d because he’s to blame for the Red Sox struggles.  Why?  tl;dr

Sandy Leon – 0-for-3 as the terrible hitting catcher was recalled.  Excuse me, Chris Sale’s personal catcher, Sandy Leon.  Yo, we fixed Sale!  Drop the balloons!  *sees results*  Okay, save some balloons for a birthday party or a rumspringa.

Chris Sale – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 8.50.  On the positive side, his velocity was back.  On the negative, this is now considered a good Sale start.

Freddy Peralta – Hit the Ineffective List (RIP Disgraceful List).  Only information the Brewers provided was, “Have you seen Freddy pitch?  He must be injured.  It’s science.”

Jeremy Jeffress – Activated from the IL.  There’s a chance he is the new Brewers closer, so he should be owned in all leagues, until this is figured out.  Hopefully, they find closure before Cougs and I.  See, I’m ride or die BTS, and the wife’s all BLACKPINK, not sure how we reconcile this.

Brandon Woodruff – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.23.  All right, I’ll take it, Woodbarf!  His peripherals are solid, so I’d let out the leash a little (better to hang our collective hopes on).

Christian Yelich – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .357.  Starting to feel dumb for taking Mike Trout 1st overall and not Yelich.  Why can’t I be happy?

Yasmani Grandal – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .404.   The late Penny Marshall blew a plastic glove and put it on top of Miller Park and ever since, the ball carries.

Tyler O’Neill – Hit the IL with an elbow injury, i.e., Tyler one ill outfielder.  Play on words points!

Jack Flaherty – 2 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.00.  “Hello, this is your pilot speaking.  Don’t want to alarm anyone, but we’re being told we can’t land due to a Pitcherpocalypse.”

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  OZUNA making up for lost time.  OZUNA does not want to catch worms.  OZUNA play tricky game of gaining lost time without being early bird.

Mike Minor – 9 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.60.  Just looked at his peripherals and I have a big nope for him.  Looked at the Streamonator for his next start, and more nope, or noper.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in two games, and third homer in four games, and I don’t know why you’re not picking him up either.  Is it his weird name?  You’re a nameist!

Jaime Barria – 5 IP, 4 ER, as he filled in for Tyler Skaggs and picked up right where Skaggs left off.  Great impersonation, Barria!  A regular ol’ Rich Little!

Blake Snell – Hit the IL with a fractured fourth toe on his right foot.  That’s *counting* “This Little Piggy Had None.”  Before “The None” panics you, he’s only supposed to miss one start.

Tyler Glasnow – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.13.  At least one thing makes sense this year.

Avisail Garcia – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and a slam (2) and legs (2), hitting .327.  He seemed to be hitting well for a solid team, and I added him over the weekend.  However, Delino DeShields stole a base or some shizz, so I switched to that schmohawk.  Why does DeShizz keep mocking me?  Grab Avisail if he’s out there; he’s in a place to succeed.

Jose Alvarado – 1 IP, 0 ER in the 8th, as Diego Castillo (1 IP, 0 ER) came on for his 2nd save. Both of their ERAs are at 0.00, so it’s hard to fault the Rays.  This might be a shituation where both guys get saves in a 70/30 split.  Hopefully, in Alvarado’s favor, because that’s who I own.

Dwight Smith Jr. –  2-for-4 and his 3rd steal, as he hits third.  Been telling you about the schmotato that is Smith for at least a week now.  C’mon, blinkie, hop to it!

Kyle Gibson – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 7.36.  He’s like the anti-Christ of Quality Starts.  I’ve lost all patience with him.  The Streamonator loves his next start, but you know it’s going to be a start where he goes anywhere from 4 to 5 2/3 IP and gives up four earned.  You know this to be true.

Jorge Polanco – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  He’s having himself a solid first month, huh?  Have yourself an Aprolanco!

Eric Sogard – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 1st steal, as he hits leadoff for…Guess.  Go ahead.  C’mon.  No, not the Washington Generals, but good guess.  The Jays.  What a jizzoke.  They are ghost-riding their team.

Joe Musgrove – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 0.81.  You in March, “He drafted Joe Musgrove as his fifth starter?  Joe Mus-gross!”  You now, “I’m dumb.”

Jung Ho Kang – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  I’m simply going off usage here in a one-game sample, but I wonder if Kang is now simply rollin’ with the LLAMAS on a weak-side platoon.

Matthew Boyd – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.96.  His peripherals still look gorge, as in they make me engorged, and I’d still continue to own him.

Shane Greene – 1 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 2.00.  So, he’s not going to win the Cy Young?  Well, there’s still time, I suppose.

Stephen Strasburg – 6 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners (0 walks), 8 Ks, ERA at 5.56.  I just laughed at his ERA.  Do any starters have a good ERA?  Remind me next year to bench all my starters in April and ramp guys up in May.

Steven Duggar – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Good thing Duggar decided to skip the birth of his 17th kid to go to the game.

Brandon Belt – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer.  He usually hits a home run, then follows it up with an encore in the next day or so.  (‘Or so’ is the ultimate hedge.)

Javier Baez – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer.  Whoever said in the preseason Baez was a .255 hitter should eat a D.  *quickly checks to make sure I didn’t project him for .255*  Nope, I am hungry from not eating a D!  Hmm, that sounded better in my head.

Jose Quintana – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.43.  Now back-to-back great starts against garbage teams.  Thankfully, there’s more garbage teams where that came from!  About to make a pact with myself to just avoid the Phils, Nats, Braves, Dodgers, Brewers and Rockies at home, and go full throttle against everyone else.

Pablo Lopez – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.85.  Just looked at his player page, and his peripherals look beautiful.  Was thoroughly shocked by what I saw.  Results are obviously not there yet.  For now, I’m still confer with Streamonator but I’m intrigued, y’all!

Hyun-Jin Ryu – Will return to the rotation next week.  He said his groin feels…nice.

Joc Pederson – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Hitter-Tron hasn’t been this hot since it tried to hump that muffler after a cross-country trip.

Joey Votto – 1-for-4, 1 RBI as he hit leadoff, hitting .241.  Well, he’s no Curt Casali.  He’s worse.  I kid, keep on your panties, Votto apologists.  Vottologists?

Yoan Moncada – 2-for-4, and his two homers (4, 5), hitting .333.  Hehe, maybe if I say to sell Trea Turner he’ll magically return from the IL and steal 80 bases in one game.

Yonder Alonso – 4-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .220.  He came up a triple short of the cycle and one cuter nephew short of drawing Machado to the White Sox.  On the fo’reals, a four-hit night goes a long way to a schmotato run, so if he was dropped in your league, I’d look to grab him.

Nick Margevicius – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.60.   I’ll be honest, kinda glad to see this schmohawk get hit.  **ck Margevicius.

Wil Myers – 2-for-2 and his 5th homer, hitting .317.  He was a part of a hotly debated trade offer on our podcast this week.  You listen?  Why not?  You want to hurt daddy?

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  The only thing I have left from maw-maw is this TV Guide cover she loved of Kermit and Miss Piggy. I’ll put it, all slipshod, on this open window sill–NOOOO!!! Torenado!!!

Garrett Hampson – 2-for-4, 3 runs and a slam (1) and legs (1), hitting .200. “I didn’t think he inhaled that much of the formaldehyde, but apparently he’s…kaput.  Let’s wait until late tonight and put him in the dumpster–Wait!  He’s alive!  I thought Hampson was gone.”

Alex Bregman – 1-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .302.  Also, in this game, George Springer (1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) hit his 5th homer.  Elias Sports Bureau said this is the first time these two have ever homered in the same game, or so they think off the top of their head.

Josh Reddick – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .319.  I’m a cyclops with a monocle on Reddick.  So, I guess I’m a urologist.

Shane Bieber – 6 Ip, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.71.  Hey, so one pitcher in the majors is good.  All right!

Jay Bruce – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, as he keeps pace with the league leaders in homers, because this is, ya know, 2011.

Robbie Ray – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.64.  You could’ve picked up his opponent, Max Fried (6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 0.92) off waivers.  Instead, you’re wondering if you can start your third starter, Robbie Ray.  Yes, that is a Lame City comparison.  I will still make it though.

Ozzie Albies – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  Between his 1st and 2nd home run, he earned $178.65.

Ronald Acuña Jr. – 2-for-2, 2 runs and his 6th homer.  Tildaddy pinches your arm leaving a bruise.

A.J. Minter – 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 9.64. Major League Baseball is playing the wrong sport.  Right now, it’s pulling the football out from a charging Charlie Brown.  “Nah, you’re good, go ahead, Minter…” Zoinks!  If I were speculating beyond Minter, I guess *looks at their bullpen*  Man, I don’t know.  Luke Jackson?  Chad Sobotka?  Sign Kimbrel already!

Christian Walker – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, 2nd homer in as many games, hitting .294.  Would own him in any league.  Beyond that, I think he’s Wally Pipp’d Jake Lamb.

Jean Segura – Left with hamstring tightness.  Sounds day-to-day, or Day II Day, if you’re into R&B.

Maikel Franco – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs, and his 6th homer.  I don’t own Rhys, Maikel or Kingery (hit his 1st homer, hitting near-.500), but I’d like to see all three in the lineup for fantasy’s sake.  I say bench Cesar and put Kingery at 2nd.  I say this to no one, because I don’t have a say in the Phillies’ lineup decisions. Maybe with Segura banged-up, Kingery gets a little look-see.

Nick Pivetta – 5 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 8.35.  We should call Pivetta ‘The Air Pump.’  “Team’s down by ten runs.  Man, they are deflated.  Wait, here comes The Air Pump.”

J.T. Realmuto – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  You know what’s funny while not being funny at all?  Kapler is so ADHD with his pitching staff, but the Phils are up by 10+ runs and Jerry Tomato Realmuto catches the whole game.

Steven Matz – 0 IP, 6 ER, 5 baserunners, ERA at 4.96.  The Regression Fairies call males and females “Sirs”; they exchange looks when someone is wearing white socks with dress pants and they will destroy your ratios.

Brandon Nimmo – Left the game with a sore neck.  He injured his neck watching home runs fly over him.

Wilson Ramos – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .333.  Ramos has done everything the Mets could ask, even ruin their pitching staff to keep salaries down.

  1. Roger Anderson says:
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    Wowch did Matz take a dump on my ERA and WHIP, I was hoping that by picking him up it would move me 8+ ERA (Thanks Beuhler) but this went the wrong way.

    Anyhoo, with the Guerrero call up imminent (Sogard who?) I have to drop somebody. 8 Team H2H
    6×6 Alonso, Voit, Healy, or Vogelbach?

    Leaning V because he is competing with Bruce and E.E. for at-bats. (Yeah, I drafted Trout and all young players or rookies this year)

    • Cram It says:
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      Sorry, but it’s your own fault for starting him in Philly.

      Vogelbach, unless you want to take the chance on a breakout, then Healy.

      • Brokenarrow says:
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        Cram it, cram it! Lol

        • Cram It says:
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          :)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d let Healy go

    • Favio Vasquez says:
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      Yo Grey, Avisail Garcia or Winker ROS in a roto league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  2. Terrance Mann says:
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    Wow. Bravo, sir, on the Regina reference. Bravo.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree, that Regina line was the highlight.

  3. Brett says:
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    pick up one.. best overall

    Franmil reyes, Dwight smith jr., yonder alonso, christin stewart

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Franmil for me

      • Brokenarrow says:
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        Franmil or Winkler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  4. Mojoman says:
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    Hello Grey, Hello DT :)

    12 teamer roto with sv+hd & obp.
    This is my roster.

    C – Phegley
    1B – Pete Alonso
    2B – Shaw
    3B – Arenado
    SS – Bogaerts
    CI – Voit
    MI – McNeil
    5 Of – Cain/ Meadows/ Castellanos/ Gardner/ Franmil
    Ut – DeShields/ Vogelbach
    Bn – Inciarte/ Hampson/ Kingery (just grabbed)/ Segura (IL reservation)

    Sp – Morton/ Musgrove
    Rp – Hader/ Pressly/ Dominguez
    P – Peacock/ Domingo German/ Eflin
    Bn – Pineda/ Wheeler/ Happ/ Pivetta/ 1 Streamer’s spot

    IL – Stanton/ Gennett/ McMahon/ Clevinger
    Na – Senzel

    1) someone dropped Desmond, should I grab him? and who to drop?

    2) Segura will be IL’d. I need a room for him, who to drop? or just benching Segura with holding all injured guys?

    Thanks :)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Hey Mojoman,

      1) I added Desmond for the 6 game Coors homestand coming up, I’d let Gardner go
      2) I’d let McMahon go

      No problem

    • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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      fyi pivetta just got sent to the minors for eichoff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Pivetta 2. Huh? Segura’s IL’d?

      • Mojoman says:
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        I just heard Pivetta is demoted and Segura won’t be on IL. Thank you Grey, DT, and Lenny :)

  5. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Awesome write-up, man, the stuff dreams are made of!

    a. So cool the Snell announcement, hah? Like the guy breaks his toe (the ring toe) on Sunday and the announcement comes out late Tuesday! Fun fact: I broke the middle phalanx of the middle toe on my left foot (giving everyone the Argentinian finger ever since 1994). It’s still broken and caused the skin on the adjacent ring toe to blister constantly ever since. Side note: thanks to the forklift operator who failed to look in his rear view mirror before reversing; thanks to steel toe manufacturers because otherwise my entire foot would be crushed; thanks to the fact that I get an endorphin boost every time I hit the middle of the blister, which is every step I make!! Long story short, the difference between Snell breaking his toe and me breaking mine is that he was operated on immediately and I was told that it can’t be operated on and that I have to live with it. Phew, that’s a lot to digest, Reader’s digest.

    b. Best laugh I had yesterday came as a result of seeing that Zambrano will be starting for Chicago again (if he passes the physical)….the Chicago Dogs!!!! How appropriate! Apparently he’s still throwing 94 and still wants to play. Well, good luck with that but the Dogs part made you chuckle, right?

    c. ‘Member last time I shared the lineup and you said revolving door season or something like that? Ok, well here’s your WS lineup.

    Garver (Twins don’t have stupid annoying holes in their schedule for the next 10 days)
    Rizzo (He’s not great)
    Shaw (glad he’s improving)
    Muncy (LAD shattering records, hopefully Muncy picks it up a bit, still better than last year at this time)
    KIngery (added him over Galvis because Coors, please hurry back TreaT, also Kingery hitting for average and NOW HRs is very exciting)
    Walker (that’s 2 games in a row with HRs and a full slate of games for AZ for the next 10)
    Goodrum (can’t argue a 1000 OPS hitter on a team with 600 OPS)
    Conforto (career year, keep it up)
    Smith Jr (is that the son of former almost winner of the Rookie of the Year Dwight Smith? It is!)
    Inciarte (he better wake up)
    Avisail (just signed him up, for sure going to Frank The Tank it)
    Springer
    Keirmaier (a career year)
    Bench Moreland (facing a LHP tonight will probably sit, though he is Happless), Story (off day April 17), Margot
    IL – Dahl and TreaT

    SP Glasnow, Paxton and Touki (in the stream, but if he performs well could stick)
    RP Hicks, Iglesias, Jeffress, Minter, Ottavino, Swarzak (a bag of Ds, I know!)

    Actually, while we speak I added Clint Frazier over Margot (one is playing and playing well, the other is playing well but not playing so you snooze you lose)

    d. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for April 17

    Twenty-two (aka twenty, too) skit

    Bud Abbott: … another one for you, another one for me, and one for you, and one for me. There you are now, they’re all equally divided. Forty apples, right. How many apples have you got?
    Lou Costello: I’ve got twenty. How many have you got?
    Bud Abbott: I’ve got twenty, too.
    Lou Costello: You got two more than me. [reaches for two of Bud’s apples]
    Bud Abbott: No, no, no, no. Don’t touch the apples!
    Lou Costello: You asked me how many I got, you got two more than me!
    Bud Abbott: They’re equally divided.
    Lou Costello: There’s forty apples.
    Bud Abbott: Yes …
    Lou Costello: I’ve got twenty. How many have you got?
    Bud Abbott: I’ve got twenty, too.
    Lou Costello: See what I mean? [reaches for two of Bud’s apples]
    Bud Abbott: Don’t touch the apples!
    Lou Costello: Split two in half, I got one coming!
    Bud Abbott: I’m hungry, please.
    Lou Costello: I’m hungry too! I mean, I risked my life in there …
    Bud Abbott: Come on, count the apples.
    Lou Costello: Forty apples, you can cut ’em in half …
    Bud Abbott: Count ’em yourself.
    Lou Costello: [counting] What’s after ‘9’?
    Bud Abbott: 10.
    Lou Costello: [continues counting] So, you’ve got 20.
    Bud Abbott: And how many have you got?
    Lou Costello: I’ve got twenty, too. [after a moment’s realization, he hands one of the apples to Bud]
    Bud Abbott: Now that’s better.

    Poor, Lou!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Alex Sornchai says:
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      I have arenado but was offered Mookie Betts for him? I have to send an 8th round pick along with arenado.

      It’s head to head scoring

      • Donkey Teeth

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        I’d want the Mookie side

        • Alex Sornchai says:
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          Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Wow, TMI! That sounds terrible B. Haha, hide your children…and Gatorade bottles C. Well, it’s got some…promise? D. Nice!

  6. Jerome says:
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    20 team Villar and Darvish or sale? Thx!

    • Mojoman says:
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      I’d take Sale side as still a believer.

    • Cram It says:
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      Sale

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sale

      • Keeks says:
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        Will Sale finish as a top 10 SP still?

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          I think so

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  7. Frankie Z says:
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    Hi Grey,

    12team H2H 5×5

    Is it too early to drop Shaw, Josh Bell, or Piscotty for Walker and/or Franmil?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bell for Walker

  8. Mike says:
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    Safe to drop hosmer for a bag of onions?

    • Mike says:
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      Also, what would be a fair trade for my Betts? Was thinking about offering betts and Ryu for yelich and Bauer. Am I not offering enough? 10 team, H2H, 4 player keeper.

      • Alex Sornchai says:
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        I have arenado but was offered Mookie Betts for him? I have to send an 8th round pick along with arenado.

        It’s head to head scoring

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Probably not enough, but worth a shot…

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Onions is a close. Who are your options?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not entirely sure why you drafted Hosmer

  9. AdamH says:
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    Hold or time to move on from Flaherty for streaming? 12 team H2H standard scoring format.

    Have Glasnow, Marquez, Lucchesi, Paddock, Minor (last night), and Folty off IL sometime soon

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Hold

      • Chris says:
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        Is the current Robbie Cano the guy we should expect all season? Is he still a top 10 2B regardless in a points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  10. Hello Rockview says:
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    Would you drop Bruce for Voit ? 5×5 head to head

    Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      Yes

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Voit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  11. PB&J says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I have a lot of offensive waiver goodies mentioned in today’s article sitting out on my waivers. Which two would you grab? I have no particular need to fill.

    A. Garcia
    S. Kingery
    Y. Alonso
    D. Smith
    J. Reddick

    Thanks, Grey!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Smith and Alonso for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs, Avisail, Reddick

  12. aardvark says:
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    Grab Hampson or hunter dozier?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Hampson for speed, Dozier for power. All things equal I prefer Hampson, Grey probably disagrees…

      • Ante Galic says:
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        DT!!

        Don’t be so hard on yourself, Donkey Breath loves you and that’s the most important thing in your life. Also, I agree fully with you on Hampson and I believe Grey will agree with both of us – Hampson for Governor!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Donkey Breath’s love knows no bounds, special lady

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT — Dozier, unless for speed

  13. Succos Baseball says:
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    Grey,

    Looking for a streamer today, 12 tm Mixed H2H with QS instead of W.

    Lucas Giolito $8.5
    Erik Swanson $6.8
    Corbin Burnes $4.2
    Spencer Turnbull $1.1

    Leaning Giolito or Burnes.

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      Giolito, but going strictly by those values since I have no idea who they are playing.

      • Succos Baseball says:
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        That would be helpful, wouldn’t it. Sorry about that.

        Giolito vs KC
        Swanson vs CLE
        Burnes vs STL
        Turnbull vs PIT

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I like Ron Swanson

  14. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    is it safe (smart) to drop Hosmer for Christian Walker?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yep

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t drop Hosmer, but I could understand it — also wouldn’t have owned him

  15. themendozaline says:
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    Must say, as a Canadian I had a good hard laugh at that Paxton bit. Laughed so hard I politely apologized to some passerbys as we all said “oops, excuse me” to each other.

    PS thank you for using Rush and not… Nickelback

    PPS- Is Sale broken? Even when his stuff is looking *better* than it was, he still manages to get shelled. What’s going on with this dude?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sale might be broken, but it was definitely an encouraging outing…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Agree with DT — It was encouraging, but he’s not 100% right yet

  16. Wonderk1nd says:
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    Kingery worth a grab in a 14 team mixed? I would have to drop someone like Dwight smith jr for him?

    • Wonderk1nd says:
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      Also,…Baez blurb was hilarious…I lolled

      • Wonderk1nd says:
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        Also, also, …buy low on matz?

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Sure but I wouldn’t try too hard…

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

      • Wonderk1nd says:
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        Thanks DT, what about matz? I could proabably move mike minor for him

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Matz over Minor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with DT, hold

  17. Y says:
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    I’m willing to pick up Jeffress in both of my leagues. Who would you drop for him?

    League 1

    Holland
    Swarzak
    Strop

    League 2

    Swarzak
    Brasier

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Meh, I’d say Swarzak or just hold in both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  18. jayrod says:
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    Good morning Grey!! Hope you’re leagues are holding together better than JA Happ is.. fuckin bum!

    Its early, but I’m getting an interesting offer in AL Only to ACQUIRE Frankie Lindor.

    The offer:
    I give: Glasnow, Boyd, Andrus, and Healy
    I get: Lindor, JZimmerman, BZimmer, and

    It would leave my pitching with: Cookie Carrasco, JA Happ, Kyle Gibson, Wade Miley, Jake Junis, and Mike Leake plus what he’s giving me back..

    How do you feel? Frankie the best guy in deal. It’s keeper league as well.

    Appreciate your wit and insight equally! Thanks!

    • jayrod says:
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      Matt Barnes was the last piece I’d be getting back.. my bad

      • jayrod says:
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        And your* leagues, duck my morning

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      It’s fair, could go either way. You’re giving up a lot of value in AL only but I’d do it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning! Agree with DT

      • jayrod says:
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        Thanks guys! If Glasnow is substituted out for a Cookie, would you still do it?? I like Glasnow a lot and is a potential keeper as well. But Cookie is ACE caliber so if he changes his mind I’m not sure I’d feel the same.

        Again appreciate ya both!

  19. RoarOf84 says:
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    Domingo and Shaw too much to give for Bellinger? Shaw hasn’t done much in the early going but still feel like he will come around and be really valuable as a 2B eligible player.

    • bigbear says:
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      No, not too much. Throw it out there to see what happens, but I don’t think it’s enough. Belly seems to be locked in for a top 5 year.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Bellinger side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  20. Jays for Days says:
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    Is A. Garcia worth picking up and me dropping any of these guys

    Buxton, A. Jones, Schwarber, Miggy?

    • Cram It says:
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      Miggy

      • Jays for Days says:
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        I also have Acuna, Harper, and Dahl as OF already along with the others I mentioned above…just wondering if Garcia is better to have than any of the 4 mentioned.

    • Jays for Days says:
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      Or theres Yonder Alonso available.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d lose Schwarber

  21. papasmurf says:
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    McHugh also a rare pitcher doing good.

    With Segura and Turner both now hurt, 5 of my opening day starting 9 have gotten hurt already.

    Just a typical smurf year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have Segura, Turner and just lost Bader, how’s my Papa Smurf impersonation going?

      • Papasmurf says:
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        You are kinda doing jarod leto joker smurf. Not quite heath ledger smurf yet.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, thanks!

  22. Yo Grey – I think the former “Disgraceful List” has got to become the “Incompetent List”. Ineffective just doesn’t capture the feeling of disgust that you already have for the player.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think you might be right

      • hondo says:
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        Incorrigible list sounds better IMO.

          • Keith Labelle says:
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            Inconceivable!!

  23. Mike says:
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    Moncada or LoCain rest of the way?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Cain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  24. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Grey,

    I think the phillies were trying to showcase Cesar for a trade but everytime he play he is making the case against them. Kingery should be the starting second baseman he is a better fielder, runs the bases, will take a pitch. the need to put him in to find out if he can hit over the long term.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They signed someone to $330 mill and they’re worried about showcasing trade pieces?

      • Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood says:
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        Yep doesn’t make sense but that has bee The rumors

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, could be

          • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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            Cesar just hit a bomb……he’ll be traded tomorrow….trust the process

      • Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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        lol you’re awesome

  25. Jc says:
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    I dropped Bruce a week into the season for Laureano. I be smart. Ugh.

    His Kluber and Whit for my Hoskins, Strasburg and Winker. What say you?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      It’s fair and depends on needs. Whit side if you need steals, Hoskins side if you need power.
      All things equal, I lean to the Whit side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  26. Hepcat13 says:
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    I have Pivetta on all three of my teams.

    In Yahoo 5×5, H2H, 12 team should I drop him for Ryan Pressly or hold? My relievers are Davis and Hicks.

    Thanks!

    You are still the Lt. Col. William “Bill” Kilgore of fantasy baseball. I love the smell of mustache wax in the morning!

    • Hepcat13 says:
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      What about in a Rotisserie league? Thanks again

      • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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        you can stream pivetta’s slot quite easily.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Seems fine. I’d prefer Pressly in roto, in H2H I might just use the spot to stream…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Yeah, lose Pivetta

  27. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    AL only with net steals over steals, OBP over AVG and total bases added. have these junky guys starting every day: mullins and harrison. do we:
    1. drop mullins for any of: goodwin (i have upton in DL slot, so i’d not lose a role later but would lose steals of course here), naquin (yuck), danny santana (his playing time is tenuous though i’d think)
    2. harrison for sogard (but sogard is horrible and TOR could flip around playing time again), urshela.
    3. jansen for beef welington or garver (but jansen has the playing time for sure)

    i’d guess across the board holds here though.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold across the board

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  28. TC says:
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    Team name is Turner and Lucch, complete with the picture of Tom Hanks and the dog. So of course Turner goes down hurt and Lucchesi is scaring me. Anyway, in a forever keeper, standard category, would you move Bryant and Benintendi to get back Judge and Rendon? Thanks.

    • Mojoman says:
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      Judge & Rendon? Yes please.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yep

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, you cursed us all! Agree with DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I saw, hilarious

      • Jordan Alex Rosenblum says:
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        Hahaha yes.

  29. Kas says:
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    Grey, I was offered the following trade:

    I give: Tyler Glasnow
    I get: Nick Senzel

    Is this a decent trade or can I get a better return?

    My team:

    C Wilson Ramos
    1B Paul Goldschmidt
    2B Travis Shaw
    3B Maikel Franco
    SS Jorge Polanco
    OF Andrew Benintendi
    OF Eloy Jimenez
    OF Charlie Blackmon
    UTIL Pete Alonso
    BE Jesse Winker
    BE Brandon Lowe
    BE Jose Peraza
    BE Max Kepler
    IL David Dahl

    SP Blake Snell
    SP Gerrit Cole
    SP Tyler Glasnow
    SP Touki Toussaint
    SP Hyun-Jin Ryu
    RP Brad Hand
    RP Jose Leclerc

    • Five-on-One says:
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      Do Better

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want better

    • Kas says:
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      Or a Tatis counter?

      • Kas says:
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        What about for Tatis? Still hold?

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Tatis is fair IMO

  30. Bill Buttlicker says:
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    Man, Matz really licked butts yesterday—I’m almost proud. Anyhow, thanks for talking me out of starting him haha.

    Who would you want between Hampson and Peraza? Thanks as always!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Peraza but it could be close

      • Bill Buttlicker says:
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        Thanks, DT!

    • Brett says:
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      Similar questions but can you rank: Hampson, Peraza, Profar. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wish I talked myself out of it in all of my leagues… Peraza

  31. Five-on-One says:
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    a couple of questions for today, please. Weekly line-ups (12-teamer) to be set later today…

    1) Do the Sawx slump-busting abilities extend to Mr. Happ? He has been gad-awful, and SON is very meh on his 2-start week (vBOS $1.8 and @LAA $4.2). Still a sit, right?

    2) I didn’t watch, but Vicious Marge’s start wasn’t particularly good last night. SON sort of likes his next start vSEA ($8.7). Is the shine off, or start him anyway?

    3) Woodruff looked pretty good, but SON does not recommend vLAD (-$3.7). Sit?

    Hitter questions to follow. Yes, I know your readers are on the edge of their seats, waiting to see what will be asked next…

    • Five-on-One says:
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      Oh – One more pitcher question… Ryu at MIL this weekend (probably).. start or sit?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Very few SPs on road in MIL are starts… Ryu is not one

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) Sit
      2) I’m starting him in a 15 teamer but probably bench in anything shallower
      3) Sit
      4) Sit Ryu if he’s @ MIL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I’m not risking it 2. I wouldn’t own him 3. Sounds like a terrible matchup

  32. Tony C says:
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    Kingery or McNeil? Voit or J. Polanco? Thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      McNeil, Voit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  33. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Ratios definitely ate a D last night with Matz. Oy vey. Still hold on him or would you swap for Woodruff?

    Have a great hump (hehe) day!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe… I’d prolly lean Matz, but close

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        Thanks, boys!

  34. Jc says:
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    Will Hampson be a regular in The Rockies lineup moving forward short term? I have a couple MI guys out (Trea, Odor, maybe Segura now) so need to add him or Lowe.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      He should be. I’d want Hampson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  35. Raider says:
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    Time to cut bait with Jose Peraza?

    10tm H2H so available is LeMahieu, Galvis, asdrubal, Polanco

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  36. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    1. Should I keep Mazara or Heyward (when Dahl returns)?

    2. Is Verdugo worth seriously watching?

    3. Pick 1 (Saves): Jeffress; Seranthony; Neris

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. I’d keep Mazara
      2. Worth watching but still not sure where the playing time comes from if Bellinger is healthy
      3. Neris but really a toss up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  37. jogon says:
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    I want to trade Kershaw in keeper ( I have Machado, Bregman, Tatis).

    thinking about : Kershaw-Devers vs Nola-Piscotty.

    I could switch Piscotty for Hamilton, Bell, Castellanos

    Good trade ?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’m not the biggest Nola fan, but it’s still a good deal IMO. I’d swap Piscotty for Castellanos if possible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  38. CTFDW says:
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    Thanks Grey, Which of these starters would you drop? I need 2 o 3 spots for streaming and RP.

    Dereck Rodríguez
    Stripling
    Tuki
    Morton
    Vince Velazquez
    Michael Pineda

    Thank you.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Rodriguez, Pineda, Velasquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • DonnieB says:
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        No Touki?

  39. CTFDW says:
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    Rank please: Domingod, Pete Alonso, Voit, Tatis ROS? Are any ir them a top 100?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Tatis, Alonso, Domingo (1st three are all close), then Voit for me. I think all but Voit are in the top 100 and Voit is close.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo, Tatis, Alonso

  40. Ron Pridgen says:
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    H2H Points league where every offensive stat is only 1 point and K’s are -.5. I’m looking to make some moves and strengthen the back end of my roster.

    1) Top 2 CI – Smoak, Bell, Pete Alonso, Christian Walker?

    2) Top 2 MI – McNeil, Profar, Swanson, DeJong?

    3) Top 2 OF – Franmil, Bruce, Winker, Grichuk?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) Alonso, Walker (Bell close)
      2) Profar, Dejong
      3) Bruce, Franmil (Winker close)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1/2. Agree with DT 3. Winker, Franmil

  41. bigbear says:
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    Few things make me smile more than “Rumspringa!” And signs of life from guys like Hampson!

    Can we talk Luke Voit for a minute? With Bird out of the picture indefinitely, he’s essentially a lock for full-time ABs this season… assuming he hits. But other than the occasional HR, he hasn’t been doing that. Mr. Prorater says Voit is basically on pace for a Gallo season of 40 HR/150 RBI. Babip is .211. K/PA down (.235). BB/K up (.500). ISO down (.224). Exit velo 89.6 (meh). Launch angle down (13.5). Gotta think the Babip comes around. K and BBs are going in the right direction. Unless that means he’s changed his approach which has led to the other falling stats (ISO, velo, launch angle…). Seems like there’s more under the hood that I’m not smrt enough to see. So here I am. Asking the ‘pert of ‘perts…

    • Cram It says:
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      It’s two weeks in. He’s in the middle of the Yankees lineup and I find it hard to believe he’s going to hit .200. I’d set it and forget it right now.

    • peacecoast says:
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      you answered the question already son! BABIP will come up. He has to remember he is best when he is not pulling the ball and take those rides out to right center.

      • bigbear says:
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        Agree with you both. It’s early. He’ll get his. Etc. etc. I’m not one to cut and run quickly (see Hampson), but I’m not convinced we know who the real Voit is. Other than a late bloomer how had a good run with supporting evidence for a bit more of the same.

        However, pull happy with Babip issues and some time in the sun also describes Chris Davis and Kevin Maas. Hoping Voit’s run is more Davis-like than Maas Appeal.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Chris Davis had some insanely great years before things went bad

        • Cram It says:
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          Sure, there’s not enough of a track record to know what we’re getting over a full season. But I don’t see a reason to worry 2 weeks in.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll have to dig in later, but what others say sounds right… It’s way too early to draw major conclusions too

  42. peacecoast says:
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    I went to Regina once to interview for residency jobs. In the dead of winter. It was a frozen wasteland of depression and white angst. Everyone had this crazed look in their eyes. I ran screaming and ranked them close to last (Newfoundland won that award).

    In a S+H league is it worth to hang on to Stripling once he goes to the pen?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Could be, would depend on league depth for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve never been, but the name makes me giggle… Meh on Stripling in the pen, maybe, but who else

  43. JC says:
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    5th outfielder…Harrison Bader or Clint Frazier?

    • Troy says:
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      Next 30 days, Frazier. ROS, Bader. When the Yankees are healthy Frazier will find abs hard to come by

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Troy, but I also think there’s a chance Frazier stakes claim to an everyday job.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Troy

  44. Dave D says:
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    Damn. Overall I cannot complain but in one 15 team NFBC league I have two SS: Treat Earner and Jean Segura. Why do these injuries always happen on Tuesdays when I can’t add until Sunday for weekly line-ups?

    The flip side is on the same team I have Marquez/Bieber/ Glasnow/Hader, so it could be a lot worse. It never helps to lose all counting stats at a position for five days though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did Segura hit the IL? I have him all over, these guys are killing me

      • RICE says:
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        “Jean Segura (hamstring) is expected to avoid the injured list….shouldn’t be a long-term absence.” ~ Scott Lauber on Twitter

      • Dave D says:
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        The most recent post from MLB.com: “Phillies shortstop Jean Segura was out of Wednesday’s starting lineup and is expected to miss at least a couple additional games after leaving Tuesday’s 14-3 win over the Mets with left hamstring tightness.:

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha, thanks

  45. Troy says:
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    Dont look now, but Gallo is batting over 240…I said dont look. Seriously though strike out rates are one of the first stats to stabilize and Gallos k rate is down, still outrageous, and walk rate is way up. Can he really finish they year a 225 hitter?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure but I think that’s the ceiling.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, I think he could hit .225

  46. Joe Schmoe says:
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    Grey, two part question here

    First what are your thoughts of Hampson in a dynasty lg?

    Second if I were looking to sell him what type SPs should I be looking for in return?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) I’d be buying if possible
      2) Glasnow, Wheeler, Paddack area for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  47. Ray says:
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    12 team mixed H2H QS/OPS and need pitching any way I can get it. Drop Profar or Beckham for Kyle Gibson?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d drop Beckham if you need the pitching

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For Gibson? God no

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Harsh. Ray said he needs pitching! Gibson is @ Baltimore this weekend…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I can’t wait

          • Donkey Teeth

            Donkey Teeth says:
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            Haha

  48. kilkennybrian says:
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    In a pretty deep 6×6 QS 12 team league, a (frustrated) owner dropped Matz. I have to grab him, right? Can probably drop L Martin.

    • kilkennybrian says:
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      Also, should I drop Matz in a 10 team? Haha Not sure where we stand on it.

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Who are your options?

        • kilkennybrian says:
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          Bunch of decent hitter and pitcher streamers. Nobody of major note. I’ll probably hold.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yep I’d make the Martin swap

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  49. Murph says:
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    Grey
    Lineup is
    Muncy 1b
    Jeff McNeil 2b
    Turner 3b
    Bregman ss
    Story mi
    Rendon ci
    Betts Puig DahL, Eloy, Winker, Ender, DeShizz of
    Alonso and Travis Shaw util

    1 Cut any for: Christian Walker, Cristin Stewart, Alex Verdugo, Dwight Smith, Leury Garcia?
    2 Cut Matz for Minor or Caleb Smith?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) I’d ditch DeShields for Walker
      2) I’d hold but Smith works too

      • Murph says:
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        Still trying to make up ground with SBs. Would any others be a reasonable drop for the Walker?

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          I’d be OK with Winker…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  50. Jaca says:
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    Love the write-up Grey as always

    12 team 5×5 rotisserie

    if your staff is Marquez, Glasnow, Bieber, Paddack, Lucchesi, Ray (Clevinger on IR), what are you doing with Robbie Ray?

    A) Chillin
    B) Dropping him and streaming your 6th starter spot
    C) Dropping him for Woodruff (Toussaint, Fried, Domingo German are taken; Woodruff only notable FA starter at the moment)

    thank u sir!!!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Chillin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gots to chill

  51. SallyCips says:
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    Should I replace Desmond with Hampson, DeShields, or Dwight Smith for Util?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hampson for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I guess Hampson if you need SBs

      • SallyCips says:
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        So you’re inclined to wait Desmond out?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, they haven’t gone to Coors yet

          • SallyCips says:
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            Gotcha. Appreciated.

  52. Brian says:
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    Wong or Walker? Christian that is. 6×6. Who you got?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Walker

    • Troy says:
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      Christian

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  53. Chad Bowling says:
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    12 team roto
    Would you drop E. Escobar or R. Laureano for Christian Walker?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  54. Daniel Moran says:
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    I have a glut of outfielders and have been trying to move Conforto for a starter in a 12 team 5×5 standard Yahoo.

    Most owners aren’t selling so I need ideas;
    Jack Flaherty? Syndergaard? Bieber?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Any of those would work. I’d say Luis Castillo, Glasnow, and Wheeler are options also.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  55. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Dwight Jr. over Laureano?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold, but Smith is fine if you’re just playing the hot hand…

  56. Keeks says:
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    Wazzam Grey,

    10 Team league (HR, RBI,SB,OBP,SLG x QS, Whip, ERA, K/9,Sv+hlds)

    My pitching staff is:
    SP: Marquez, Flaherty, Glasnow (RP,SP 3), Musgrove (SP 3), Bieber, Luchessi, Paddack
    RP: Hader, Diego Castillo (RP 6), Pressly, Hildenberger, Seranthony

    It feels like I am the only one in the league with good pitching right now. Thinking about capitalizing on some of the early success.

    A)Which side do you prefer of the 2 proposals below?
    B)From my teams POV which deal if any would you be more inclined to make? Aka would you rather hold Glasnow VS Musgrove ROS

    1)Glasnow + Castillo for Walker Buehler
    2) Musgrove + Castillo for Walker Buehler

    Thanks dude!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d prefer to hold Glasnow but both are good deals for you if you can get it done.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  57. mrm3711 says:
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    I own Woodruff in both of my leagues so I watched most of his start. His fastball has some nice action and his slider can be really effective, but he still leaves a few too many pitches up in the zone. When he’s working low and away he’s hard to hit. I came away mostly impressed, will hold for a while I think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I like what I’ve seen too

  58. Nightpandas says:
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    Well done with the gluttony of Canadian references…I’m going to challenge you insert a weekly Canadian bit…think of the glossary entries this opens up!

    Kingery breakout a comin’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! Kingery post-hype is coming, I feel it too

      • DonnieB says:
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        I dropped LeMahieu for Kingery for next week’s lineup? I hope he lights it up this week and never leaves lineup. Am I dreaming and foolish or was it brilliant? Thanks. Great writeup?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool, I like it… No problem

  59. bacca72 says:
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    5×5 OBP 12 team.
    Drop Yandy, Dozier, Vogelbach, Franmil for Kingery or Hampson?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d swap Vogelbach for Hampson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  60. Don says:
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    Dear Grey – I’m an Odor victim. Hampson or McNeil? Hamp may be heating up?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hampson for me

      • Brett says:
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        Just another opinion. McNeil looks solid!

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          I like McNeil also, but Hampson’s upside is much higher IMO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  61. Brett says:
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    Gray,

    Do you think Kimbrel signs soon? Would you be actively trying to trade for him?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I think he signs relatively soon. Worth floating an offer if you need saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  62. Luke says:
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    Y. Alonso or Walker or Miggy?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I think its Walker at this point

    • Luke says:
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      or A Garcia over all 3 of them???

  63. Johnny Be Good says:
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    Morning Grey!

    For my 6×6 league…which 3 of these 5 starters you like best for ROS:
    – Lucchesi
    – Happ
    – Boyd
    – Musgrove
    – ERod

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Musgrove, Boyd, ERod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Wonderk1nd says:
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        Erod over Luchessi??

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Yep

          • Johnny Be Good says:
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            Thanks!

  64. WRDSMTH says:
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    “About to make a pack with myself …”

    What did you put in the pack? Beef Jerky and Fresca?

    Because I think you meant pact.

    • Cram It says:
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      “Because I think you meant pact.” is a sentence fragment. Get your sh*t together!

      • dontbichetteme says:
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        Nicely done

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Considering I write 2500 words a day w/out an editor, I’m surprised there’s not a lot more misteaks

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Mmmmm steaks

      • Cram It says:
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        Haha

  65. OaktownSteve says:
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    I’m going to guess the total number of innings thrown by starting pitchers this year will be the lowest it’s ever been. When I see one of my starters has gone six whole innings I have to reach for the oxygen tank.

    Wins are killing me. I’ve never hated the category more.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agreed!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gibson will be the death of me… I’ve never seen a guy look so good into the 5th and then totally unravel every time

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        I think he’s going to turn it around. he’s still catching up. The Twins bullpen is pure paraffin. No lead is safe. Every inherited runner scores.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, true, I hope so

  66. Cano Soup For You says:
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    Time to cut the bait with Aguilar? Injury bug is going full pine beetle on my infield, and I’ve got next to nothing out of the man formerly known as Jesús… Pederson, Kingery, Walker all on the wire. Although Vladdy 2.0 is on the way…

    6×6 10 team keep forever

    Thanks all

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d prefer to hold Jesus but right now Joc is must-own in all leagues IMO. I’m fine with the swap if Jesus is your only cut option.

  67. Edgar Gonzalez says:
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    Was thinking of trading Kris Bryant and Charlie Blackmon away for JD Martinez and Josh Donaldson. Feels like a good deal for JD but what do you guys think???

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      It’s fair. JD side for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  68. Davido says:
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    Hey Grey and DT-

    Could you rank Yandy, Dwight Smith, Christian Walker?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hey Davido,

      Walker, Yandy, Smith for me.

      No problem.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker, Smith

  69. pats mom says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Is it too early to cut Shaw, josh bell, or piscotty for walker and/or Franmil?

    Thanks!

    • pats mom says:
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      Oh yeah it’s 12team H2H 5×5

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go Walker over Bell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  70. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Ryan Pressly . . . ownable / startable in a 12 team weekly lineups roto league (holds are not a category, so would start just for overall stats with upside of closer role if anything happens with osuna)?

    • Cram It says:
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      A debatable strategy as to its effectiveness, but he’s as useable as any other MR with good ratios.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure. Agree with Cram It.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  71. Blue Devil says:
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    For the rest of the week I need to bench one starter. Who would you bench out of the following.

    Degrom @STL
    Bauer vs. ATL
    Berrios @BALT
    Marquez vs. PHIL
    German vs. KC
    Fried @CLE
    Boyd vs. CWS
    Shoemaker @OAK
    Fiers vs. TOR

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Fiers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  72. plastered says:
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    Good morning. Is it time to bail on Aguilar? Abreu and Muncy are available on waivers. Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Abreu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  73. Carlos says:
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    GREY!

    1. Hunter Dozier or C. Walker?
    2. Drop Grichuk or Mazara for A. Garcia?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Dozier for me…coin flip
      2. I’d drop Grichuk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  74. Favio Vasquez says:
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    Yo Grey, Avisail Garcia or Winker ROS in a roto league?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Winker

      • My concern was Winker sitting against the occasional lefty whereas Garcia is a lock.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agree with DT

  75. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    was about to ask if i should drop the now-demoted Nick PIvetta for Merrill Kelly . . . thanks, Gabe Kapler, for making that decision easy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, finally Kapler does something for us

  76. Thomas Petrone says:
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    Kyle Schwarber – pickup Odubel Herrera or Avisail Garcia instead of Schwarber?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Avisail for me

  77. Andrew Eaton says:
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    Yo Grey!

    Ya boi Marquez for Bregs straight up? OPS league. pitching is scarce tho

    • Cram It says:
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      Bregman in a vacuum.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Bregman

    • Andrew Eaton says:
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      Also, Christian Walker or Hunter Dozier? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregs, Dozier

  78. Alex says:
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    Hampson or B. Lowe at 2B?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hampson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  79. Whattup Grey!
    Couple of pitching items for you.

    Lucchesi. Do we think he’s gonna figure it out?

    Iglesias. I can’t remember the last time I saw a well-known church so on fire, can you?! Who’s your handcuff in Cincy?

    Thanks, homie!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Lucchesi will probably figure it out at some point but no need to wait in shallower leagues.

      Jared Hughes for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha, Agree with DT, but I am holding Lucchesi

  80. Shopgurrrl says:
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    Looking for a 3B in my 12-team ESPN (H2H, 6×6 OPS) because Vlad Jr. is going to retire in the Jays farm system. Thoughts on Yandy and JD Davis at this point?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yandy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  81. Savoy Special says:
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    Hey Great! 14 team H2H auction redraft league. 6×6: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV+HD, K/9

    1) Raisel Iglesias was just dropped. Drop Niko Goodrum for Raisel Iglesias, Nick Burdi, or Robert Stephenson?

    C: JT Realmuto
    1B: Josh Bell
    2B: Yoan Moncada
    3B: Manny Machado
    SS: Fernando Tatis Jr
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Tommy Pham
    OF: Austin Meadows
    UTL: Ramon Laureano
    B: Niko Goodrum

    P: German Marquez
    P: Zack Wheeler
    P: Jose Alvarado
    P: Will Smith
    P: Reyes Moronta
    SP: Brandon Woodruff
    SP: Joe Musgrove
    B: Max Fried
    B: Derek Holland
    B: Jeff Samardzija

    IL: Mike Clevinger
    IL: Arodys Vizcaino

    Thanks, Grey!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Iglesias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  82. TJ says:
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    Miggy, Ian Desmond, Soler, Avisail.
    Pick 2
    THanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond, Soler

  83. Brett says:
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    In a 12 team league with categories for holds and another for saves. Current relievers are Brasier, Parker, Chapman, Leclerc, Seranthony.

    Would you move Brasier and a pitcher like Yu for kimbrel?

  84. Stumanji! says:
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    I’m cyclopsing with a monocle Kingery if Segura is out for any extended time.

    • Cram It says:
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      He’s ownable right now.

      • Stumanji! says:
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        I agree but it’s a pretty shallow league. I just picked up Hampson instead because I needed the additional 2B eligibility. But likeI said, C-ing w/ a M.

  85. Moscowitz says:
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    You want Stripling 2.0? Max Fried! Doesnt strike out anybody, the heater is soft, leaves pitches up to hit and people still watch it happen (BABIB of .224). I dont trust him at all. He is not talented enough to cover his shortcomings for long.

    • William Hung says:
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      The big difference is that Stripling’s velocity is down 6 mph compared to last season, whereas Fried is still dialing it up around 95mph

      I don’t know what you are saying by “soft heater” – is 95ish “soft”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s looked good in some tough matchups

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Soft Heater? Not Fried

  86. Andrew Eaton says:
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    Do I sell Bryant already? Very scared about his exit velo numbers. Boyd and another for Bryant?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, I’m scared too

  87. The slow SP heat death of the universe says:
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    Pitcherpocalypse is real and I’m dead last in K, ERA, WHIP, and QS in my Yahoo 12-team (6×6, with SV+H and QS; 3SP, 2RP, 4P slots, plus bench). I’m doing fine in W and SV+H due to spamming relievers, but boy are starters killing me. I see a few options, what do you think is my best bet?

    Current staff:
    SP: Marquez, Lucchesi, E-Rod, Marco Gonzales, Brett Anderson (drafted and trashed Eovaldi and Gibson)
    RP: Holland, Iglesias, Gant (SP/RP), Buttrey, Pressley, Kela, Biagini (SP/RP)

    1) Hold the first 4 SP guys, stream two other slots (likely Anderson and one of the RP) based on SON, but otherwise spam RP (and I can slot SP/RP guys into the SP slots) to try to help ratios.

    2) Pick up and hold some SP from the wire (which I’ve completely failed at this year) to hope for a breakout. I’m unexcited about any options, but they include Lyles, Shark, Margevicius, Hess, Leake, Cahill, D Holland, Ross, J Lopez, P Lopez, Lauer, Odorizzi, Eovaldi, Godley, Gibson…

    3) Trade some hitting (which is also not doing well in the early going, but hopefully it’s just slow starts) for SP help.

    4) Sacrifice a goat to the fantasy gods and pray

    • Cram It says:
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      Looks like you have to stream. If Lucchesi and E-Rod don’t come around, you might want to trade.

      • The slow SP heat death of the universe says:
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        Thanks Cram/Grey.

        Sigh

        Time to buy a goat…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Goats are cheap, I think

  88. crimedog says:
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    Do we like eovaldi for solid season long value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do still, but he needs to show something soon

  89. Old School Brother says:
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    Sat behind Barria’s dime piece and her friend at the Rangers game last night. Shorty got that azz like BLAOW

  90. Lindorphins says:
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    How would you rank Ramon Laureano, Garrett Hampson, Hunter Dozier, Christian Walker and Daniel Vogelbach as utility/bench bats in a deep-bench 12-team league?

    Laureano feels like the safest bet in the group and I like his stolen base upside, but I wish he could get out of the #8 spot in the lineup.

    I like Hampson’s stolen base upside too and even though he’s scuffled to start the year, he’s being used all over the field and seems locked into the #2 spot in the Rockies lineup which is such a great spot to hit.

    Not sure what to make of Dozier other than his new approach might really be working and has underrated speed.

    I like Walker’s power upside but worry that if he goes on another 2-22 stretch like he just did once Lamb is healthy, he’ll be relegated to a platoon role.

    Vogey has been fun to ride but went 0-8 with 6 K’s over two games before being benched for the last two games, and playing time will probably be an issue all year with Bruce, EE and eventually Seager.

    I like all these guys but I’m going to have to start trading away or dropping a few of them soon as Dahl, Ryu and Lindor return.

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      Laureano, Hampson, Dozier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  91. frankgrimes says:
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    Just saw email.
    Glad it fit lol.
    Watched ep5 oh my Patrizia!
    Ep6 tonight then we’ll talk…

  92. NJ says:
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    Is Cano droppable?

    • Cram It says:
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      For who?

      • NJ says:
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        Christian Walker.

        • Cram It says:
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          I wouldn’t. But it’s fine if he’s what, a bench bat/backup CI?

  93. Mr Glass says:
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    I was just offered Carrasco for Castillo, pull the trigger it’s a standard yahoo points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Carrasco but you could get screwed

      • Mr Glass says:
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        Yeah that’s where I’m at with it Carlos is scaring me so far, he took back the trade offer so it could be a blessing in disguise or he throws a no no tonight lol

  94. Big Ticket says:
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    Shallow league and Robbie Ray was dropped. Do I burn the top waiver spot on him? My SP are Bauer, Bieber, Ed-Rod and I stream the rest. Currently am second in W’s, 4th in ERA and WHIP, 5th in K’s. Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How deep a league? I don’t like Ray

      • Big Ticket says:
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        Pretty shallow. Most guys read Razz and rely on streamers, so current SP FA are Ray, Quintana, McHugh, Kikuchi, Freeland, etc.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Quintana is worth owning

  95. Uglee says:
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    I think Nimmo literally DID hurt his neck watching homers fly over his head!

    • Stumanji! says:
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      Yea I was watching. Although it looked like he tweaked it during his AB, he came out in the bottom of the 1st when Matz got pulled so it’s funnier to think he aggravated it watching Franco’s CF bomb.

  96. kilkennybrian says:
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    Saw earlier you said CWalker > JBell

    You think Walker is that good, like a must own in 10 teams or deeper? Or do you just not really like Bell?

    Bell has actually been doing pretty well thus far.

    • Cram It says:
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      He’s not a must own in 10-teamers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like Bell much, they’re likely a toss up, Walker has more upside

  97. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    10 team league is lucchesi droppable or hold still
    clint frazier or avasail ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      hold — Frazier

  98. JC says:
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    Need to drop one

    Eovaldi
    Woodruff
    Eflin
    Luchessi

  99. Brett says:
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    Concerned Hampson loses playing time again with Dahl and McMahon returning soon?

    • Your thoughts on Kingery? Hot bat in a great lineup, does he find an everyday spot?

  100. William Hung says:
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    @Cram It – sucks that Nimmo is hurt, but for some reason I’m extra giddy today seeing McNeil and Alonso hitting 1/2

    • Cram It says:
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      Yeah, but I’m not worried about it. It works for getting Keon some ABs on the interim.

      • William Hung says:
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        I’m really hoping Callaway sticks with McNeil at leadoff

  101. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Hey Grey!

    In my 10 team, 6×6 (Holds & OPS), roto league an owner just dropped Luis Castillo (guy who auto drafted and got all SPs)

    I’ve got the #1 waiver priority and it seems like hes a must add. Here is my Pitching staff:

    SP- Cole, Marquez, Musgrove, Boyd, Ray
    Holds- Pressly, Buttrey, Diego Castillo, Biagini
    Saves – Hand, Giles, Morrow (IL)

    The rub here is that Jeffress is also available on waivers.

    Would you drop Ray or Boyd for Luis Castillo; and also drop Biagini for Jeffress?

    Thanks, Homie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ray and Biagini, yes

  102. shibboleth says:
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    Hey Grey, last week in a blurb for Pillar you asked for a glossary term for “the stereotypical great deep league player, and unownable in shallow leagues.” I was scoping out Pillar on my waiver last night when I remembered your ask ,and anpillary burped up. Respectfully submitting for your perusal, assuming no one else beat me to it – or the term hasn’t been decided already!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, solid, but we went with scrubmarine

  103. Dane says:
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    Dropping Vogelbach. Who should I pick up?

    Justin Turner
    AJ Pollock
    Mazara
    Voit
    Matt Olson
    Franmil Reyes

    Leage is h2h points, big on HR’s and RBI’s. Please give 1/2/3! Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Voit, Pollock, Turner

  104. Ron Pridgen says:
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    2 quick ones:
    1) If you could only pick one for an open bench spot in a 1pt everything points league, who you got from these guys – Swanson, C. Walker, Winker, Franmil, Bell?

    2) Should McMahon be stashed in an open IL spot for use later?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franmil

      2. Meh

  105. Brett says:
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    Take one..

    Miggy, walker, A. Garcia, F Reyes

    Thanks!

  106. Jays for Days says:
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    Drop buxton, Jones, or Schwarber for A. Garcia?

  107. Steamin Bemanen says:
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    Morning,

    Please rank: Kingery, Hampson, Camargo

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson, Kingery

  108. Rope says:
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    Dynasty points league: Whit Merrifield and Xavier Edwards for Rafael Devers?

  109. JC says:
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    Please rank ROS
    Christian Walker
    Vogelbach
    Avisail
    Dwight Smith

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker, Smith

  110. Thomas Petrone says:
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    trade Kris Bryant and receive Manny Machado? or hold Bryant?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Machado side

  111. lwomack58 says:
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    Streamers
    A. [email protected] +5.5
    Lyles vs SF-Son -5.5
    Stroman @ Oak-Son +8.3
    CC @ KC-Son +14.4
    Nova @ Det.-Son -2.3
    Porcello @ TB-Son+12.2

    Which three would you guys choose?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CC, Stroman, Anibal

  112. Jays for Days says:
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    My apologies for the repeated question, but I had edits.

    Drop buxton, Jones, or Schwarber for A. Garcia or Kingery?

    Or hold?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schwarber, Avisail

      • Jays for Days says:
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        or schwarber for Dwight Smith?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends on needs

          • Jays for Days says:
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            could use some help in the stolen base department as buxton and acuna are my only two. we’re scored with R, HR, RBI, SB, OBP. I have Alfaro, P.Alonso, School, Asdrubal, Correa, Harper, Acuna, Buxton, DeJong, A. Jones, Arenado, Walker, and Dahl on the DL.

            Which would you recommend? Avisil or Dwight?

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                Thanks brother!

  113. jason batteiger says:
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    Nl only with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added 10 team h2h. this
    C molina
    1B freeman
    2B legs mcneil (3B/OF)
    SS gone varnish (2B)
    3B franco
    MI wong
    CI kike (nearly all but catcher)
    OF (4): rhysus (1B), harper, conforto, dyson chicken legs
    util (1): kang (3B)
    DL: bader

    add which of(got beat to kingery by about 25 or so minutes on clock for bader’s DL): mini donkey (going home tomorrow for at least 4 games), howie (2B/OF kicks ass when he plays since off DL but for some reason dozier needs at bats (i guess the years before 2018 called in the lineups), bote (this dude works well for deep leagues too when he plays, which is a lot lately), camargo (starting a LOT lately).

    TRON 7 day says mini donkey with the only one close being howie.

    2. if rhysus is also hurt here (same kind of “he’ll be fine” noise was said about bader days ago) who’s 2nd grab?

    3. dyson is a hold here as this hitting team is sicko when healthy, but could use steals, yes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds

      2. Bote

      3. Yes

      • jason batteiger says:
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        rhysus apprehension not fully warranted here, he’s apparently back in lineup today even though it’s an early game, and this was reported JUST before the bader news too. i’m going backwards on the newsy stuff.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, sounds ok

  114. toolshed says:
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    Peraza a hold or cut in a 12 teamer with a middle infield spot? No walks so far too. Thanks

  115. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Curious about where you like the marlins pitchers relative to each other. Smith > Lopez > Richards?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That looks fine, but all are very close

  116. Homie says:
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    So here’s the current bullpen

    Flaherty
    German
    Wheeler
    Glasnow
    Luchessi
    Shoemaker
    Touki
    Caleb Smith
    LeClerc
    Alvarado
    Holland
    Strop
    Swarzak

    My league sets up the pitching slots where I can only start 4 closers. It’s a points league that heavily favors starting pitchers. For example, a good day from a pitcher (7+ Ks, no earned runs, and a win) could result in over 25 points from that player, while a bad day could result in up to -20 points. With that being said, would you recommend I keep my bullpen structure of 8 starters and 5 relievers? Or should I drop a reliever in place of a 9th starter? Here are some potential pickups

    Wacha
    Porcello
    Happ
    Woodruff
    Leake
    Strahm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Swarzak for Woodruff

  117. JC says:
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    Walker or Hunter Dozier, ROS

  118. Andrew says:
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    Was offered Tanaka and Keller for my Gallo. My pitching has been awful, so this is tempting. But, Tanaka scares me. Hold?

  119. fausto

    fausto says:
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    1 move left this week…
    1. grab yonny chirinos off waivers
    or
    2 grab avisail and flip mazara for bieber.
    mazara is a bench bat for me at the moment.

  120. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team 7×7 keeper league (extra categories are OPS, TB, L, HLD). Lost Pivetta and Bader (don’t have another DL spot). Kingery is out there and can drop one to pick him up. But I also need pitching help. Nobody great out there but can stream with guys like Weaver, Helickson, Davies, Eickhoff. Do I drop either or both right now? If I drop one of them but not the other, do I pick up Kingery or stream pitching?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Pivetta and stream

  121. Lindorphins says:
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    Correa, Bryant and Eloy for Goldy and Hoskins in a H2H keeper league. Which side you taking?

  122. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey, shallow 10 team mixed league 5×5 roto questions:

    1) I have a glut of OFs and not enough space. Can you please rank these guys for me on overall value: Winker, Laureano, Mazara, Joc

    2) Which SP do you like better, Kikuchi or Woodruff?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Laureano, Joc 2. Woodruff

  123. Murph says:
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    Grey
    1 Cut McNeil for Hampson?
    2 Cut Stripling for Caleb Smith? (Stripling going back to bullpen / Caleb vs Nats on Friday
    3 cut McNeil for walker if I have Shaw to play 2b?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Meh 2. Ok 3. Nah

  124. Fastfrog says:
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    Will Ramiel Tapia still get starts in the OF once McMahon and Dahl return from the IL? The Rockies have a seven-game home stand beginning tomorrow and Streamonator loves Tapia.

  125. Five-on-One says:
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    Please rank: Avisail, Yonder, Hunter D., Dwight Smith, Peraza, Soler, Odor, Yandy.

    Many thanks.

  126. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Start Arrieta tonight at home versus Mets?

    With Luchessi and Flaherty dumpster fire outings this week i need the SP points.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Arrieta

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        Appreciate ya

  127. Savoy Special says:
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    Hey Grey! 14 team H2H auction redraft league. 6×6: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV+HD, K/9

    1) I picked up Raisel Iglesias just now so thanks to you and DT for that advice. After 3 years of around a 2.50 ERA 1.10 WHIP, Iglesias should be able to bounce back fine from this point on. Glad his old owner gave up so quickly.
    2) For ratio help and possibly SV+HD, drop my weakest SP, either Derek Holland, Brandon Woodruff, or Jeff Samardzija for Nick Burdi or Adam Morgan?
    3) Do you like Nick Burdi? Fangraphs just wrote a piece on 10 middle relievers on the rise so I’m intrigued after checking that and Baseball Savant for his scouting report. But it looks like he won’t even be considered for Holds situations for now.

    C: JT Realmuto
    1B: Josh Bell
    2B: Yoan Moncada
    3B: Manny Machado
    SS: Fernando Tatis Jr
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Tommy Pham
    OF: Austin Meadows
    UTL: Ramon Laureano

    P: German Marquez
    P: Jose Alvarado
    P: Will Smith
    P: Reyes Moronta
    P: Raisel Iglesias
    SP: Zack Wheeler
    SP: Joe Musgrove
    B: Brandon Woodruff
    B: Max Fried
    B: Derek Holland
    B: Jeff Samardzija

    IL: Mike Clevinger
    IL: Arodys Vizcaino

    Thanks, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2. If you’re dropping someone for an MR, drop an MR for Nick Burdi — so Moronta

      • Savoy Special says:
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        Going to hold on this for now. Moronta has 4 Holds so far. The reason I thought about my worst starters is to have that super bullpen strategy. But if you think Holland, Woodruff, and Samardzija are worth holding then I’ll just keep an eye on Burdi for now as a Nick Anderson type since he’s buried behind Kela, Crick, and Richard Rodriguez. Thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold for now then

  128. Random Collmenter says:
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    Was offered his Mondesi + Hand for my Alonso + Marco Gonzales. I need SBs and saves so this would help, but that would be eschewing the SAGNOF approach…

    It’s a 6×6 Roto keeper league w/ QS and OPS. Mondesi and Alonso could both be kept at $8 next year.

    Here’s the rest of my team:

    C Barnes
    1 Freeman
    2 Villar
    3 Arenado
    SS Tatis
    OFs: Khrush, Springer, Eloy, Frazier, Delino
    Us: Muncy, Seager
    SPs: deGrom Flaherty Castillo Ray Folty Keller Gonzales
    RPs: Holland Diaz
    BN: H Dozier, Bader, Renfroe

    Thoughts? Thanks!

  129. Play Ball says:
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    Tried to trade Robles and Musgrove for Berrios, but owner declined. Another team owner was really light on SB potential and gave me Carrasco for Robles and Musgrove. I think Carrasco’s ERA will normalize, but it’s been crazy for SP this year so far. :)

    Below is my post-trade roster in a standard 5×5 roto using QS instead of wins. It’s a shallow 10-teamer.

    1. On a Grey Scale of 1-10 what do you think of the trade giving up Robles and Musgrove to get Carrasco?

    2. I picked up Colome with the roster opening, because Giles has me a little concerned. Should I drop one of the RP (if so, who?) to pick up a bench bat – Joc or Markakis? Markakis is doing what he did last year (great run production and high average) or keep the 4 closers (can only play 3 at one time)?

    Here’s my roster:

    C Ramos
    1B Alonso
    2B Albies
    3B Shaw
    SS Story
    OF Yelich
    OF Acuna
    OF Rosario
    UTIL Mondesi
    UTIL Hoksins

    SP Marquez
    SP Buehler
    SP Flaherty
    SP Carrasco
    SP Glasnow
    RP Hicks
    RP Giles
    RP Leclerc
    RP Colome

    IL Clevinger
    IL Folty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sounds fair — 3 2. Why do you need a bench bat?

      • Play Ball says:
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        1. Damn…I was hoping for a better score than 3.

        2. Don’t know if I do. Wanted to get your thoughts? Keep all four closer then even though I can only play 3 in my starting lineup at one time- 1 P slot and 2 RP slots.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. It’s a push, what’s that? A 5? 2. Meh

  130. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    14-team OBP 5×5 roto

    Here is the WW. I might need a bench bat. I can always use SBs.
    David Bote is on my bench.
    Verdugo, Yandy, Renfroe, Melky, Duggar, Grossman, Moran, DomSmith, La Stella, Gore, Tellez, Aledmys Diaz, Naquin, Duda, K-Morales, Owings, JBJ, or Greg Allen?
    Anyone jump out at ya?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really, can try JBJ

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        I might try to snag JBJ. Thanks.
        What is up with Freddy Peralta? One guy even dropped him already. I have in a waiver claim but doubt I get him. Is he worth owning?

        • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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          nvm…just saw they put him on the 10-day IL. No indication of injury. It says “Shoulder” but wonder if they think the problem exists between his ears??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Leave Peralta alone

          • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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            Got it.

  131. HELP says:
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    Avisail, Yonder, Hunter D., Dwight Smith, Soler, Yandy

    Top 2?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler, Dozier

  132. Chet says:
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    Are you starting Carrasco @ Seattle and/or Wheeler @ Philly today? I’m guessing no on Wheeler. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No on Wheeler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes on Carrasco

  133. U says:
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    Here’s my hitting

    Alfaro
    Bellinger
    Peraza
    Segura
    Shaw
    Mondesi
    Muncy
    Bryant
    Trout
    Domingod
    Inciarte

    IL: Dahl

    It’s a 12 team points league that rewards singles, doubles, and triples as well as the common counting stats. Any changes I should make? These are available

    Winker
    Grichuk
    Laureano
    Galvis
    C. Frazier
    Yandy
    Chris Walker
    H. Dozier
    Hampson
    Yonder
    Kingery
    DeShields

  134. help says:
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    Avisail, Yonder, Hunter D., Dwight Smith, Soler, Yandy

    Top 2?

  135. HamPorter says:
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    I’m in a 12 team AL only 5×5 league with Guzman hitting the DL I picked up Hanley Ramirez who was the best available corner bat, currently the best available corner guys are Lucas Duda and Aldemys Diaz. I know Ford is older for a prospect, but do you think it’s worth taking a shot at him over the aging by the minute Hanley? Or just hold for now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Ford over Hanley

      • HamPorter says:
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        Thanks, that’s what I was thinking. I figured it would be worth the risk.

  136. dontbichetteme says:
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    Man my pitching has been abysmal this year. Already lost Heaney, Eovaldi and now Pivetta? Snell just went on the IL. Man its tough out there.
    Here are the best available options
    Peacock
    Strahm
    Richards
    M.Kelly
    Eovaldi
    Shark
    Sabathia
    Stroman
    D.Castillo as a handcuff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castillo then stream

      • dontbichetteme says:
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        Which of these SP would you target first for T.Anderson? Want to sell high on him and need pitching. Nola, Kluber, Carrasco, Flaherty, Wheeler, Syndergaard, Taillon. Its a keeper league if that changes anything for you.

          • dontbichetteme says:
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            Out of curiosity would Carrasco be number 2? Hes definitely pitched that way so far. Bad joke. Team that has him needs a SS. Think he may go for it

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nola, Carrasco

  137. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    give dejong blackmon

    get machado cody allen

  138. joeg414 says:
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    I had to start Flaherty last night, I guess. And thought he would step up. Would you start Wacha today?

  139. The Harrow says:
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    stream, upcoming (forgetting order but they are shortly) strahm, kelly and sab. also if all of those are out there and you don’t have ugly moves limits nor small innings caps if roto there are probably even better short term options out there as well.

  140. ryanoger says:
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    10 team

    Bench bat:

    Lose Jose Peraza for Hampson or hold?

  141. buster moon says:
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    Please pick 2:

    H Dozier, C Walker, Cron, Moreland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier, Walker

      • buster moon says:
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        Thanks!

  142. Chud says:
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    Looking to replace Nicky give up Six Pivetta…..options:

    Caleb Smith
    Ryu
    Woodruff
    Shoemaker
    Brad Keller
    Pomeranz

    Thanks!

  143. vee says:
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    howdy grey happy hump day

    i know i asked you yesterday but i havent pulled the trigger on it yet. who to take for my bench bat (and when nelson cruz sits in the NL)?

    robles, dwight smith jr, christian walker, or avisail?

    thx m8

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too! Robles

      • vee says:
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        Thanks!

        Walker, smith, and then avisail ranked correctly?

  144. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Is Pivetta a stash or drop in a 16 team H2H league

    • The Harrow says:
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      i’d say he was a streamer anyway at this stage, unless maybe a dynasty i’d guess NOBODY beats you to him again if you want him back later, unless you have many specific stash slots. i’d only streamed him in spots where i was desparate yesterday that were also 16-20’s

  145. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Dwight Smith or Jesse Winker in our Yahoo 12 Team H2H with OPS and Holds. Although it may be moot as I am supposed to have Dahl back, I will believe that when I see it.

    And in the same league, I have both Alvarado and Castillo, so got the Hold and Save in the same game. Also got the W as I have Glasnow, so that was a triple ding dong. And thanks by the way for the excellent and prescient Glasnow advice.

    That’s all. Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Winker — No problem

    • The Harrow says:
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      dahl supposedly back tomorrow or friday, and IF tomorrow that means he didn’t overestimate nor lie about his recovery time when he first went on it. agreed “that we’l see” on that though. also, if he say gets hurt with the same injury very quickly right after that wouldn’t count either. these players psychologically are funny, the exact same stuff that allowed them to become the best in the world at what they do (likely extreme physical gifts mixed with extreme confidence and likely ability to never quit) almost always goes together with having nearly the lowest awareness of self (physically as well as mentally) and critical sense possible.

  146. aardvark says:
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    Would you trade villar for Travis Shaw?

  147. MarvPesos

    MarV says:
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    Hey Grey,

    H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limited moves (35 per year), no streaming.

    Wondering:
    A) if there are any worthy swaps for Wong or Marte in those positions ? Any struggling 2B/MI you’d suggest to try and acquire in a trade off someone ?
    B) Maybe pick up another closer, say Jeffress (which I could probably flip and in the mean time help my ratios) for Richards or Shoemaker?

    Waiver:
    HIT – C. Hernandez, J. Polanco, S. Kingery (playing time?), A. Frazier
    RP – J. Jeffress, R. Iglesias, A.J. Minter, G. Holland, B. Parker, A. Swarzak, A. Vizcaino, P. Strop

    My team:
    C – W. Ramos
    1B – P. Goldschmidt
    2B – K. Wong
    3B – Eugenio Suarez
    SS – K. Marte
    CI – A. Rizzo
    MI – X. Bogaerts
    LF – C. Yelich
    CF – C. Blackmon
    RF – D. Santana
    Util – R. Laureano
    DL – T. Turner

    SP – C. Carrasco
    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – N. Syndergaard
    RP – K. Jansen (RP)
    RP – J. Leclerc (RP)
    P – K. Giles (RP)
    P – W. Davis (RP)
    BN – W. Buehler
    BN – J. Paxton
    BN – T. Richards
    BN – M. Wacha
    BN – T. Toussaint
    BN – M. Shoemaker
    DL – A. Heaney (DTD)
    Thanks bud
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco over Wong

      Jeffress over Shoemaker

  148. The Harrow says:
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    check it, after i’m pretty damn sure removing it late last year espn’s box scores are BACK with the OBP/slugging info. and also the same pitcher stats that they used to have but got rid of i’m pretty sure late last year.

  149. Harley Earl says:
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    Wait,

    You told me Pablo Lopez was basically terrible yesterday with this snarky ‘he’s the worst pitcher on the Marlins team’ comment. Now you’re intrigued???? WTF!!! Haha!!!

    That’s why I asked you about Pablo! His peripherals and his minor league history suggest there’s something to like about him. Do you like him possibly? The reason I ask is for a dynasty league team. Long term, I think he could be a solid investment, but I’m thinking this year might be quite a rollercoaster for him.

    So, any new thoughts on Pablo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I checked him after yesterday’s start, my new thoughts are in the post

      • Harley Earl says:
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        I think his low walk rate and his high strikeout rate give him a real chance to be successful. At the worst, he could still end up a solid bullpen guy with the walk/strikeout ratios he’s put up. I’m just hoping he be a starter.

  150. Frank says:
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    Hi Grey. 12 team

    drop peacock for c walker? walker wouldd be my second bench bat

  151. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Would buttrey and moronta be good adds since giants and angels will probably be out of contention in second half, which could lead to Allen and smith getting traded?

  152. CP says:
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    NL only need to drop one bench bat. Who do you like least in an OPS instead of runs league ROS regardless of position?

    Kingery, Kang, Margot

    Thanks!

  153. Big Ticket says:
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    Start Buxton (vs. Toronto, Thornton) or DeShizz (vs. LAA, Lynn) tonight? OBP league if it matters …

  154. Moscowitz says:
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    NL East is no more easy. Its rather NL Beast

      • Moscowitz says:
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        I know you know but did you know that i know too?
        Just kidding pal :)

  155. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Both Peacock and Kyle Hendricks are available – Peacock is projected to come back to the rotation

    Are both of them better speculative adds than my Braves starters: Fried, Toussaint

    My other starters are: Marquez, Glasnow, Woodruff, Lucchesi

    • William Hung says:
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      Incomplete statement above with Peacock: what i was trying to say is that Peacock is coming back to the rotation for a start @ home versus the Twins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hendricks over Touki, but better? Meh, maybe

      • William Hung says:
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        I was wondering if the way my staff is structured right now, is OK based on the pairings you recommended… I had a delicate balance that went to hell once injuries hit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fine for now, but obviously it’s fluid

  156. abmsports23 says:
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    In a 14-team H2H points dynasty league that is very pitching dependant, can you rank the following pitchers?

    Jordan Zimmerman, Pablo Lopez, Sandy Alcantara, Nick Margevicius, Trevor Cahill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lopez, Sandy

      • abmsports23 says:
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        How about out of the rest? Marg, Cahill, Zimm?

  157. Moscowitz says:
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    Fried over Eflin or Woodruff long term? I am not all that fond of pitchers like Fried who cant strikeout people but i would like to know your opinion. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fried can strikeout people… Long term, not yet

      • Moscowitz says:
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        So Fried over Eflin or Woodruff? Woodruff can strikeout people right now
        Would you burn a move for Fried and drop Eflin?

  158. kilkennybrian says:
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    6×6 With OPS, 12 team league

    Machado or Story?

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        I tend to agree, but this league has a weird keeper rule (keep 4 players) where a player can only be kept 4 consecutive years, than he gets thrown back into the pool.

        Machado i would be unable to keep, Story I have another year or two. The gap between them wide enough to do it anyway?

        • Cram It says:
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          That information would have been useful in the original question, for future reference.

          • kilkennybrian says:
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            Agree, it occurred to me afterwards. Definitely poorly contexualized.

  159. Gigorilla says:
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    Billy Grey — too funny. It would be interesting to see a special avatar day where you actually take a selfie looking like that. Absolutely hilarious to see.

    ROS question– 5×5 mixed roto

    Kingery or B Dozier

    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks!

      Kinda want Kingery, but close

      • Gigorilla says:
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        Watching the Brewers now in the office, down 4-0 to Cards, Burnes looking bad.
        Miller time for Kuechel? and put Burnes back in pen perhaps.

        There hitting to too good to stay w/ their current rotation IMO.
        When is Gio available per contract w/ Yanks?

        • Gigorilla says:
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          Their – ouch

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yeah, they’re a bunch of KeBoBs per Razzball glossary

  160. aardvark says:
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    is giving hoskins and Bauer for harper too pricey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds just fair

    • Stumanji! says:
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      Non-Grey opinion. I guess it’s fair but I’d rather have Rhys & Bauer in a vacuum.

  161. Harley Earl says:
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    Ozuna go Obooma for HR #8 today. That’s his fourth game in a row with a bomb. Can you say hot schomato?

    By the way, I stole that line from you! LOL

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      also can we all say (and in maybe 5ish months we’ll hear k.bryant finally admit this, he’s been treating his injured shoulder like he took non-TJ advice from the LAA with pitchers who need that) “GET YOUR SHOULDERS FIXED WHEN THEY ARE INJURED”. i sound mad as if i own k.bryant in even one league, which i don’t, since he never actually got his shoulder fixed, yet. but he will. ozuna took over a year to realize this as well. if they weren’t division rivals it’s quite possible ozuna would’ve sent bryant a card about this. it’s like these guys have never heard of fire and just keep on sticking their hands into it.
      bryant: “wow this stuff is hot” (puts hand in it yet again)

      time doesn’t fix injured shoulders (at least not in the case of these 2). time fixes youth, however, one day bryant will realize the worth of that statement, after having wasted at least 2+ years of his with this shit.

      • Harley Earl says:
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        Vizcaino got his shoulder fixed today! Too bad he’ll never be the same again.

  162. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto. gibson, porcello or d rodrigues. any of them any more than a streamer? slim pickings at sp….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not especially right now

  163. Maverick says:
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    Hey Grey
    Was offered:
    Gallo / Kyle Freeland for Zack Wheeler

    My Team
    1B – Munccy
    2B – Mondesi
    3B – Baez
    SS – Seiman
    OF: Trout / Soto / Domingo Santana / Pederson

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallo side but fair

  164. Jason Murray says:
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    Would you move Arenado to get Bellinger in a 10 team H2H keeper league? I have Bregman (now playing SS) that I could move to 3B. The other guy has Bryant at 3B, so he might go for Arenado. Is Bellinger for Arenado straight up fair, or is more needed? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, need more

  165. OaktownSteve

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    Watching Wheeler pitch this year is just harrowing. He hasn’t gotten a whole lot of luck so far. His match ups have been Nats 2x vs Scherzer, Braves and Phillies while missing the Marlins. In three of those starts (Nats and today) he’s gotten squeezed, part of the reason his BB% is higher than it’s been at any point in his career. His command is kind of almost there. He’s just off the plate at times and his stuff is so good guys are laying off.

    He’s such a slow worker with guys on base. His wOBA:

    Bases empty .253
    Men on: .416
    Men in scoring: .452

    The stuff looks good. Was hitting 101 against the Braves last outing. The curveball has really good bit to it. The slider is a little behind. The splitter is pretty hit or miss. When he throws it right it’s a really good pitch. Give great change of pace, different movement.

    I think he’s just kind of right there. I think it’ll lock in.

    Arrieta looks good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed on all counts… Wheeler is getting massively squeezed today

    • OaktownSteve

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      His pitch sequencing too. 1-2 to Kingery he throws a slider. Kingery should have been called out on the check swing, just buckled. 2-2 go back to the breaking stuff. Instead fastball 98 center cut and it’s an oppo homer.

      • OaktownSteve

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        That 1-2 slider was probably the best one I’ve seen him throw all year. He needs to throw fewer fastballs. It’s not 1970.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Right?! It’s uncanny how awful his luck has been

  166. Beisbol Joe says:
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    12-team, h2h, 10-cat redraft:

    Had to drop Odor because I have three other guys on the DL. Playing Ketel Marte at 2B but far from impressed. Would you drop Ketel Marte for Galvis, Hampson, or McNeil?

    Would you drop Matz, Eflin, or Taylor Rogers for Woodruff? (Only reason I still have Rogers is the hope that Minny realizes he’s as close as they’re going to come to a reliable reliever in that pen right now.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson — Eflin

      • Joe Beisbol says:
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        Not an Eflin believer? What the elf?

        • Joe Beisbol says:
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          …thanks autocorrect for ruining the cheesy joke.

  167. johnnyhobbes says:
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    The most recent pod cast….. The stuff about your mother’s relationship being affected by your wife…. I was seriously LOLing in the car listening to that. Have a good one.

  168. JP says:
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    Pick 2 to fill IF position: Semien, Smoak, C. Walker, H. Dozier

    and

    Pick 2 pitchers: E. Rodriguez, Rodon, Marco Gonzales

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien, Dozier — EdRod, Marco

  169. Crazy J says:
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    Is Peraza spanish for “suckered again”? Can I get a pulse check on this guy???

  170. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Kingery or J Polanco?

  171. RotoSlayer says:
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    Pick up Woodruff over any of these guys?
    Fried, Caleb Smith, Matz, Minter, Romo, Joe Jimenez?

    My other closers are LeClerc, Holland, and Allen.

    Thank you!

      • RotoSlayer says:
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        How does he rank between the other three starters of Matz, Smith, and Freid? Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’re all the same depending on matchups

  172. Play Ball says:
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    Standard, 5×5 roto 10-teamer. Two offers:

    1. I will GET Edwin Diaz and Beiber for MY Carrasco and Colome. Which side?

    My pitching staff now:

    Leclerc, Giles, Hicks, Colome (can only play a max of 3 at one time in 1 P and 2 RP slots)

    Marquez, Carrasco, Buehler, Flaherty, Glasnow, Folty (IL), Clev (IL)

    2. I will GET Yates for MY Hicks and Colome?

    • Moscowitz says:
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      Accept Nr. 1 but do it fast before the other guy starts to realize what a nonsense he is doing

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco…Hicks who

      • Play Ball says:
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        Jordan

  173. Moscowitz says:
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    Drop Healy for H. Dozier long term? As always, limited moves

  174. tshank13 says:
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    Who do you like rest of season?

    Laureano
    Dwight Smith
    Kingery

    5×5 + OBP + Slug%

    Thanks!

  175. Play Ball says:
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    How does Flaherty flame out against the Brewers and Wacha looks like Cy against them? Note to self, don’t start Flaherty against the Brewers…ever!

  176. toolshed says:
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    Kingery worth a speculative add in a 12 team league with mi spot? How does he get playing time? Franco is hitting now of course. Kingery so much more sexy because of the sb. Do you think Cesar Hernandez would be benched?

    • toolshed says:
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      And now Hernandez homers. Ugh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems doubtful but I’d grab him if I had room

  177. Elwood Blues says:
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    With Pivetta flaming out in my NL Only 5×5.. someone is offering a bad pitcher swap.. how would you rank Burnes, Dakota, Matz, maybe try to pry away Lauer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz, Burnes

  178. dave d says:
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    Just signed up for ad free, testing my ID. Looks like my caps got removed. I’m a lower case dave d.

      • dave d says:
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        Ill eventually become “Dave D” again. I imagine I’ll update from my PC when home. iPhone’s are quirky.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, prolly!

  179. Phil says:
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    Hey Grey, I know Peraza has been mentioned in the comments and you advise to hold, but what are your thoughts for ROS? Dave Bell has sat Peraza yet again this afternoon, and I’m not sure why he’s not penciling him in at leadoff (although that 14/0 K/BB ratio is probably why). Is this dude toast? I hope not, because I’d be screwed in one league and I was hoping for a lot from him this year…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s early

  180. P says:
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    12 Team Head to head, do you like Domingo German or Michael Pineda for a stream tomorrow? I would have to drop Zach Elfin.

    Also how do you feel about Kingery?

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea who they’re facing

      • P says:
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        Pineda vs. TOR, Domingo vs. KC. Who do you like long-term?

  181. Sal says:
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    can you recommend any SP to add .. Buehler and Flahrty are killing me at the moment..I added boyd, Toussaint, and German .. i have Ryu coming back on the DL coming back soon.. same with Rich Hill.. i added German for his start against KC, but i wasnt sure if he was just a streaming option .. i have Degrom also but i havent had a QS in 2 weeks and my era and whip keep inflating

    • Grey

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      No idea who’s available

    • Cram It says:
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      Scherzer

  182. Boo Q says:
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    Here’s the squad

    C: Alfaro
    1B: Belly
    2B: Baez
    SS: Xander
    3B: Shaw
    MI: Mondesi
    CI: Voit
    OF: Yelich
    OF: Domingod
    OF: Franmil
    OF: Laureano
    UTIL: Winker
    UTIL: H. Dozier

    Pitching

    Flaherty
    Marquez
    Ed-Rod
    Glasnow
    Luchessi
    Shoemaker
    Fried
    Giles
    LeClerc
    Swarzak
    Alvarado
    Brasier

    I’m comfortably in first in my roto league, but everyone is nipping at my heels in homers, ks, and wins. I currently have the 3rd most runs in the league. My league gives out bonuses for those leading in runs, homers, wins, and ks, at the end of the year. Given this info, would you make any moves? Here’s what’s available

    Hitters

    Bauers
    Pillar
    DSJ
    C. Frazier
    Moreland
    Pinder
    DeShields
    Hampson
    Yandy

    Pitchers

    Touki
    D. German
    Gibson
    Pineda
    Caleb Smith
    Leake
    Woodruff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea how deep the league is, but Shoemaker and Fried are fine, but likely streamers with these guys available… Hitters look fine, depends on needs, if you need runs, Hampson over Dozier

      • Boo Q says:
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        Thanks, it’s a 12 team league btw. So would you keep 5 closers, or try to add an 8th starter?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          4 closers are enough

          • Boo Q says:
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            Which closer of mine would you drop for which pitcher from this list?

  183. The Great Knoche says:
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    Tim ANDERSON is gonna get plunked. That may have been the longest stare at the ball at home plate followed by the slowest trot around bases I have ever seen. Then he flaunts Home Run chain in dugout

    • William Hung says:
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      i guess it’s called a home run chain for a reason – you hit a dinger, you gotta flaunt it

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        And he did. Don’t agree with him getting tossed for not charging the mound, but whatever.

  184. Jc says:
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    One of these have to go….Hampson, Soler, Healy.

    Seeking average, SBs, runs and low strikeouts would help. Quite a list of asks!

  185. Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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    Lots of options for the last two spots on my team in a 10 team head to head categories league. I currently have Dansby and Y. Diaz.

    Do I drop one or both of them for any of the following: Peraza, Hampson, Polanco, Heyward, Lemahieu?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson over Yandy for steals

  186. toolshed says:
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    Kapler uses Arrieta in the 9th for top of order. Now he turns to Adam Morgan with a guy on. What is wrong with this guy? His use of the bullpen makes me sick. Why would Dominguez get a save chance with Robertson out if hes their best reliever

    • Grey

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      Bc he loves Neris

    • The Harrow says:
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      morgan has arguably been their best guy all year (see FIP vs ERA tool), but yeah, i have no clue, doubt he even does. watch the next one be arano (i hope for NL only where i had k-rob and went bearclaw + alexander and also sat on steckenrider rather than grab neris earlier but now have arano)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Kapler likes Neris, though he shouldn’t

        • The Harrow says:
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          except for that spell early last year where neris was getting pretty unlucky and got either benched or actually demoted for a while (but then later came back and was one of the 7-8 guys that got saves)

  187. Perfect Game says:
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    What order – Nola, Bauer, Kluber, Carrasco, Corbin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber, Bauer. Corbin, Nola

  188. kilkennybrian says:
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    Should we be rushing to pick up Soroka? Gets a good matchup (ARI) and I know he’s a pretty good prospect.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In deeper leagues, sure

  189. William Hung says:
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    BAH! Mondesi strikes out with the bases loaded and 1 out! BAH!

  190. Brett says:
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    Grey

    With Snell on the DL I have a week to take a flyer on a player and see what happens over the next week. Rather Hampson or Kingery?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery for right now while Segura’s banged up

      • Brett says:
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        Is that due to playing time? I’m looking for most upside who could maybe get flipped.
        Current hitters:
        Barnes
        Alonso
        Baez
        Machado
        Muncy
        Tatis
        Belinger
        Benintendi
        Acuna
        Hoskins
        Robles
        Domingo
        Peraza
        DL: Dahl and Gregory Polanco

          • Brett says:
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            So you think Kingery has better upside then Hampson? Thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              For the next few days, yeah

  191. Moses' Mashers says:
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    Awesome write up, Grey. Would you trade Stanton for Vlad? Have enough flexibility that the position difference doesn’t matter?

  192. big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty H2H 5×5 OBP

    Tons of injuries need to lose one of

    Bader, freddy peralta, Brandon Lowe, yandy Diaz, josh bell