James Paxton went from a 16-K game last week to a no hitter.  *genuflects*  We’re not James Worthy.  We’re not James Worthy.  That’s how one genuflects in Los Angeles, by the way.  You seeing someone doing it any other way, report them immediately to the nearest out-of-work actor.  You can find one of those anywhere.  *checks kitchen cupboard*  “Hey, weren’t you a guest star on Boy Meets World?”  So, Canadian boy does good in Canada, with James Paxton throwing the no-no.  Unlike a Canadian pitcher earlier in the day who did a “No! No!” and did bad.  Paxton’s line — 9 IP, 0 ER, zero hits, 3 walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.40.  It was almost like something clicked with him and he realized if he strikes out less guys, he can pitch deeper into the game, as he also secured his first complete game.  The no hitter was prolly the highlight though.  Paxton can easily be a top ten starter this year with the asterisk that is always on him, *assuming healthy.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Roberto Osuna – Arrested on assault charges, and given administrative leave.  In other words, MLB said, “You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here, but, you kinda shouldn’t go home either.  Can you sit in your car for thirty days while we figure this out?  Park in a loading zone, usually if you’re in the car no one will bother you.”  I’m guessing Ryan Tepera is the handcuff — bad choice of words.  I’m guessing Tepera is the, ahem, fill-in closer.  I’m torn on Tepera.  Sounds like Godzilla enemy — good.  Sounds like tempura which is battered — bad.  My second guess would be Clippard or Oh.  Yes, I have two 2nd guesses, leave me alone.  (And I haven’t even mentioned John Axford.  Now I have!)

Mike Zunino – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd home run in three games.  El Zunino raining ones out here.

Marcus Stroman – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 7.71.  This year he is Stroman my fingers… as sung by present-day Lauryn Hill.  “Yo, Lauryn, you have a concert in ten minutes.”  “I’m leaving now.”  “Okay, but the concert is in Cali and we’re in New York.”

Marcell Ozuna – 0-for-3, hitting .246.  You ever have this shituation:  you own a guy in one league, but you play in multiple leagues, so you’d like him to come around, but if he doesn’t, you’re kinda okay with it because there’s more leagues where you don’t have him?  A true fantasy baseball Sophie’s Choice.  I want more from you, OZUNA, but you’re also killing my opponents in other leagues, so if I have to sacrifice one league.

Jose Martinez – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting .287.  Getting the comment vibe that people are starting to want to move on from Jo-Ma.  Yeah, well, Jo-Mama!  Give him a little more rope, as someone once ominously said to Michael Hutchence.

Eduardo Escobar – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .313.  Twins haven’t been great offensively in the early going — Kepler’s hitting third?  Are you trying to reverse cowgirl how good Joe Mauer looks? — however, Escobar has been hitting cleanup.  Unlike every other scenario, cleaning up nothing is not a good thing, but Escobar has been hitting.

Dylan Bundy – 0 IP, 7 ER, allowing four homers in seven batters faced, ERA up to 5.31.  Gonna be hard to beat that audition to be this year’s pitcher in the Home Run Derby.  Tony Pena’s gonna have to bring his A game.

Chris Davis – 1-for-5 and his 3rd homer, hitting .172.  He’s a shell of his former self inside a team that is a shell of a former team.  The O’s are like an Everlasting Gobstopper of former glory.  I will call them, the Everlasting Sobfloppers.

Danny Valencia – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting near-.300 in the last week.  The Everlasting Sobfloppers is where schmotatoes go to die.  (We’re headed to a point where I’m literally only talking in made-up nonsense words.  Here’s a new person coming to the site, “The Everlasting Sobfloppers’ schmotatoes?  What on earth is this extremely handsome mustachioed man talking about?”)

Mike Moustakas – 3-for-6, 5 RBIs and his 9th and 10th homer, hitting .300.  Moistasskiss!

Jorge Soler – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .324.  Man, his schmotato has been straight fire emoji.  Our very own Son, gave you his Jorge Soler fantasy yesterday.  Verdict was a happy bear, which I think is a sad bear.

Danny Duffy – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.15.  He started the game with a huge lead, then just sailed out to the Ivictory Coast for a free night at the W.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-3 and a double slam (8, 9) and legs (2).  Only 51 more homers to go!  (Hey, thinking it can happen is the first step.  Oprah taught me that.)

Luis Severino – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.21.  When Pitcher Ralph (is this guy always initialed PR?  Yo, Ralph, you Puerto Rico?) did his top 100 starters in the preseason, he may not have been that off ranking Severino 5th overall.  Luis might be third at this point, definitely 4th.

David Price – Numbness in his hand returned and he was sent home.  If you can’t fix numbness in your hand while channel surfing and eating some of your moms’ mac ‘n cheese, where can you?

Drew Pomeranz – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.23.  Solid effort in a tough matchup, which I feel like saying just because of what a wuss Price is.  Can you believe Pomeranz is more of a gamer than Price?  What a jizzoke.

Adrian Beltre – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs, hitting .330, as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s Get Him In Your Lineup Department said, “If Stan Beeman finds out about Philip, I will never come into work again and be skull emoji.”

Jurickson Profar – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .226.  Picture this:  Profar is trying to break the chains of ordinary life in Indiana and his ‘out’ is riding a bicycle faster than anyone has ever done it before with the help of his bodyguard.  Profar is starring in Breaking Away with Joan Cusack.  (I might be commingling Breaking Away and My Bodyguard.)  But for Profar, he doesn’t have a bicycle!  He has a .226 average with little power and speed; this is his fight song!

Jeimer Candelario – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .287.  Solid, admirable, adjective!  But, damn, he leaves me with the mehs.  If you’re really struggling, I guess I could see the pickup.

Leonys Martin – Hit the DL with a hamstring strain.  Damn, he’s got a serious case of Mat Gamelitis, the disease that affects someone each time they seem to be breaking out.

DJ LeMahieu – 1-for-4, 1 RBI as he was activated from the DL.  He will pick up his new Launch Angle right where he left off or be as wonderful as a late-in-life bris.  Let’s hope DJ leans on the 1’s and not 2’s.

Jon Gray – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.24.  I don’t want to sell him short like I did with Apple stock in 2003 — why can’t I ever forget this!?  Stupid brain! — but I’d be happy with a 4.24 ERA on the year from him with a 9+ K/9.

Keynan Middleton – Set for rehab appearances.  Speaking for everyone who owns Cam Bedrosian, Blake Parker and Justin Anderson, please hurry back, Keynan!

Corey Dickerson – 4-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .333, and seven for his last ten.  Co-Dick is not just the slang name for male Siamese Twins, it’s a guy who’s hitting like he’s still playing in Coors.

Ivan Nova – 2 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.84 vs. Lucas Giolito – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 7.25.  This had a combined score on the Stream-o-Nator of “Are you serious?  Why not just throw your computer in the middle of the street and see if the mouse clicks just right to pick up someone else?”

Welington Castillo – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homer, hitting .237.  There’s the Boeuf!

Matt Adams – 1-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .308.  When Adams appeared in the lineup card with Zimmerman still playing, you could almost see the light bulb turning on above Dave Martinez’s head, “Wait, so Adams and Zimmerman can both play?  By golly!”

Sean Manaea – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 2.11.  The Stream-o-Nator hated this start, and I wasn’t exactly sure why.  Manaea was at home; he’s been great, but, what do you know?  Look at the big galaxy brain on the robot!

Alex Bregman – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  I can visualize the Buy Low window shutting momentarily on Bregman.

Ken Giles – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save.  Hey, nothing to it!

Carlos Santana – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Someone thinks it’s August!

Jorge Alfaro – 1-for-2 and his 4th homer, hitting .222. I can’t believe I actually would’ve actually been better to hold Alfaro over Iannetta.  C’mon, Grey, stop picking your catcher scab!

Aaron Altherr – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting .209.  I keep looking at his player page to see if I see a schmotato risin’, but so far kinda meh.

Aaron Nola – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners (0 walks), 12 Ks, ERA at 2.05.  There’s guys that are popular to a general baseball market.  Nola doesn’t seem to be one of those guys.  Like he’s a guy who’s appreciated by people who really know baseball.  Like Syndergaard is Phil Collins and Nola is Peter Gabriel.

Jason Heyward – Placed on the 7-day concussion DL.  Heyward said, “I feel fine,” then drank the comb water at a barbershop and said, “Is this blue raspberry?”

Justin Bour – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .236.  He has three homers in the last week with not much else, so could be a small schmotato.

Corey Knebel – Likely activated today, after pitching lights-out in Double-A Biloxi.  While there, he listened to tales of the army from Matthew Broderick reading from Neil Simon’s diary.  “The army is so goyish, oy!”

Wade Miley – Left yesterday’s game with an oblique injury.  Brent Suter (4 2/3 IP, 2 ER) will likely fill-in for him.  My autocorrect always wants to make Suter into “Super,” but my autocorrect is ducking stupid.

Travis Shaw – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .230.  The average isn’t exactly where you want it, but that’s one hot streak away from a .260 average, and he’s on pace for 35 homers.  If anything, I’d be buying Shaw, yet, I hear people in the comments talking about dropping him.

Corey Kluber – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.62.  He was pitchslapped by Suter.  I would’ve sooner expected getting pitchslapped by a Sutter wine bottle in the San Fran airport.

Jose Ramirez – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .284.  Also, in this game, Francisco Lindor (2-for-4) hit his 9th homer, hitting .289.  You could’ve done worse with your 1st two picks, said Mr. Exposition.

A.J. Pollock – 2-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .310.  In related news, Paul Goldschmidt yawned and made a saliva bubble.  Cool.

Zack Godley – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.83.  Godley needs a matchup against the Padres or Giants — stat!  *sees he just faced the less-than-scray Dodgers and gets the Nationals next*  Sigh.

Rich Hill – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 7.11.  Hey, grab a Big Gulp!  Hopefully Hill’s blisters return soon so you don’t have to start him again.

Yasmani Grandal – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .280.  I know the Dodgers are a lost episode of M.A.S.H., but Grandal’s batting third?  Oofa.

Ronald Acuna – 1-for-4, and his 3rd homer, hitting .320.  I’m sorry, but I wanna watch this kid hit home runs 24/7/365, then hope for a Leap Year so I can have some time to urinate.

Sean Newcomb – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.88 vs. Blake Snell – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.40.  This matchup was billed as, “It’s A Bit Early For Generalizations About 2019 Rankings But It Seems Like These Guys Will Be Top 25 Starters Next Year.”  That matchup was a hedgehog, huh?  Ya know, because it’s a mouthful of hedging.

Jacob deGrom – On schedule to pitch on Sunday.  Mickey Callaway said, “Everything went better than could be expected.”  Which is to say, with the Mets trainers, the expectations are deGrom’s arm would’ve been lost in baggage.

Todd Frazier – Hit the DL with a hamstring strain.  The Mets will turn to Jose Reyes, as they show off their veteran depth.  If Reyes goes down, the Mets have reruns of Kiner’s Korner to play at 3rd base.

Scooter Gennett – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, hitting .288.  Last time I will mention this (prolly not), but Scooter is now ahead of his pace of last year.  Ya know, last year which caused you to draft him this year.

Luis Castillo – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 6.47.  Looked much better than the line indicates, and I think the ship has been righted.  Or at least is no longer largely capsized like Bruce Bochy.

Matt Harvey – Traded to Reds for Devin Mesoraco.  Mesoraco and d’Arnaud can share a locker.  Doubt they will ever be in clubhouse at same time.  David Wright should have no worries about his wife ever sleeping with Mesoraco.  This trade is even:  ugly character for just ugly.  Can’t wait for Keith Hernandez’s audible gasp when he sees Mesoraco.  “Can’t that man put a shirt on his face?”  As for fantasy, bleh meets real bleh.  You can figure out who is bleh and real bleh.  Harvey wasn’t exactly a team player, but that all would’ve been fine if he kept performing, which he didn’t because of injuries.  The Reds won’t be some curative remedy, not to mention, a worse stadium.  As for Mesoraco, he can save the Mets money on electricity because he can turn on light bulbs with his mouth.

   
  1. Manley Ramirez says:
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    When thinking about facing the fearsome Giancarlo-led lineup, Price routinely feels a tingling sensation in his hand, as does Grey, only its in his pants.

  2. Mel says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I need some trade advice. Someone in my h2h non-ops league, is offering me Mike Moustakas, Carlos Correa, and Jeurys Familia for Manny Machado. My shortstops are Jose Peraza and Tim Anderson. My third basemen are Ryon Healy and Christian Villanueva. And my closers are Cody Allen and Roberto Osuna. Should I pull the trigger? Thanks in advance.

    Mel

    • Tony C says:
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      Machado is your shortstop too. Seems fair. I’d do it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mel: If it’s a deep league and you need depth, sounds fair

      • Mel says:
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        Ok. Thanks Grey!! With Osuna now out indefinitely, I could really use a closer, and I thought the deal was fair also, so I did the trade. Just wanted to say that I really enjoy reading your daily notes on fantasy baseball, and that with your advice has helped me previously win two fantasy baseball titles. Thanks again for the help!!! Hope you have a great fantasy baseball season!!! Cheers!!!

  3. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    I have more injuries than healthy guys right now and of course I have the Ozsuna brothers, one can’t hit and the other one hits girls. FMFBL, 2018, my boys of summer have turned into the lost boys.

  4. Eminence Front is a put on says:
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    In a 20 team would you trade Arrenado for encarnacion, Cahill and Caleb Smith? Thank you!

  5. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Loved it so much, you make it hurt!

    a. In my RCL I have Phat Adams. In my CBS H2H league, my opponent this week has Phat Adams. The situation is kind of like this song by The Alan Parsons Project, right?

    ……https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYwTaAl0ZOg……

    b. Very subtle Suter v. Sutter paradigm!! Well played, Shakespeare!

    c. Loved the Harvey for Mesoraco blurb. Had me laughing the entire way through! He’s like Uncle Fester only a younger version, not bad. When he winds up his playing career he can work as a double for the off-off-off broadway show of Jack the Ripper – Unsolved crimes.

    d. Mark Twain quote of the day for May 9

    Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to which it is poured.

    [This one is one my favorites.]

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Nice B. Haha, thanks! C. Ha, yup D. Awesome, these are so good

  6. nutsadamus says:
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    Hey Grey!

    In a standard 10 team H+H points league, we have a lot of hot schmotato’s available on the waiver wire. Soler, Odubel, Franco, Suarez…

    Any of these dudes you like better ROS than Haniger, E5, Ozuna or hold? Thanks for your insight!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @nutsadamus: I could see losing Haniger for a Schmotato….enough on waivers you can bounce to someone new when they cool off. Haniger hasnt been doing much recently, so, why not.

  7. Mr Baseball says:
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    Offered Corey Seager for Scott Kingery trade – keeper league which side

  8. VinWins

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    For me, as long as I have a player in 1 league, I’m happy with a big game. Doesn’t matter about the other 50 leagues it hurt me.

    Speaking of big games, Bundy scored 41.5 points in the Razz league. Of course, nobody owned him.

    • VinWins

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      @VinWins: And, Truss is leading that league, too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins: Wow, Truss is dominating this year everywhere

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        *except Perts…. Yay Paxton on this team!

  9. Phil says:
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    Grey, now that Schoop is back I have to drop one: Deshizz, Adams, Mancini. Thanks!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Phil: Mancini

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil: Agree with b

  10. Dunder Mifflin says:
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    Great shit as always G,

    God I really wish I had kept Paxton over berrios…….

    Anywho,
    Im beginning to mull over shopping Bryant in a 12 team keep 7 forever league. We play one extra infield slot and not util slot. Am I insane to give this a thought? My team sits in 2nd, but I think I have holes in the lineup as well as a need for a stronger #2. I’ll leave my roster, let me know what you think. Obviously I won’t trade him for scraps.

    Grandal,Jose Martinez,cano,Lindor,Bryant, Gleybr,Benentendi,K.davis,Dickerson,Rosario. Bn: Longoria,Andujar DL Eaton.

    Verlander,Lester,wood,Roark,Wacha,Lucchesi, Trevor Williams. Allen,NorrisClippard(streaming spot) Dl Reyes.

    Let me know what your thinking.

    • Grey

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      @Dunder Mifflin: Thanks! Doesn’t look terrible, you don’t have a strong #2, but kinda two decent enough #3’s… I’d prolly hold, but depends what you can get, as always

  11. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    I ended up dropping Castillo a couple weeks ago and have picked up Mikolas and Newcomb in the interim, am I totally going to regret it? So far, Mikolas and Newcomb have looked awesome.

  12. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    This title deserves a shrine.

  13. LenFuego says:
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    Sonuvabench! I thought I was sooooooo smart picking up John Hicks to play catcher for a week with Beef Welington off to a slow start and having only 5 games this week. Stupid catchers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LenFuego: Stop picking your catcher scab

      • LenFuego says:
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        @Grey: Damn, it’s bleeding!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  14. Tony C says:
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    Great article today Grey! Please rank top three 2b for ROS: Ian Happ, Odor, Nunez, Kipnis and Gennett. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Thanks! Odor, Scooter

  15. EZ says:
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    Franco and Schwarber have been dropped. Who is the priority add?

    • Turd Wendell says:
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      @EZ: Schwarber for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EZ: Agree with Turd

      • EZ says:
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        @Grey: with Leonys on the DL. Would you drop him or hold him and drop teoscar. DL spots are full with Ray and Daniel Murphy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop Leonys

          • EZ says:
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            @Grey: try and drop teoscar for Franco?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Meh

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    Is Souza deserving a claim?

    I’d want to cut Hill,it has been horrific

  17. Peacecoast says:
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    “I’m guessing Ryan Tepera is the handcuff — bad choice of words”

    Love it.

    I just picked up Castillo and was relieved at what I saw. That changeup! Velo still down from last year they say. I never ever watched him till now. I hope he is back to ace level.

    Still liking the Expanse? Do you usually watch a show all the way through all quick like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peacecoast: I binge, yeah, I’ll be done with Expanse in two weeks, tops… I like it, but I’m getting more and more confused… You should watch Anime Grey

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: omg I have died and gone to heaven. Thank you Grey! I am fucking famous now, I think. Just to hear your voice say my name means so much to me. I have said it once and I will say it again, we were meant to be together.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, that video’s been there for two days I had to tell you to watch it!

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: no way that’s from today!

            • peacecoast says:
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              @peacecoast: oh and yesterday

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Seung Hwan

                • peacecoast says:
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                  @Grey: cream of some yung

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Is he up with the M’s?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It was up yesterday too

              • peacecoast says:
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                @Grey: Going on vaca Friday (St. Kitts) for a week. Just in case you noticed my wit and beauty was absent.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’ll be done with Expanse by then

  18. Hate Catchers says:
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    The dreaded catcher question Grey….Chirinos Beef or J McCann in OBP lg?

  19. r-a-g-e says:
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    What range/type of outfielder would you be okay giving up for Luis Castillo at this point? 5×5 dynasty.

  20. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    Gray-

    Do you think Castillo and Gray are holds (as opposed to streams) in 12 team mixed leagues?

    Would you prefer them to Soroka or Wacha?

    Bit of a roster crunch I’m having trying to right my pitching.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Pine Tar Incident: Castillo is definitely a hold. Gray probably is also. Definitely prefer him to Soroka or Wacha, but depending on what is on waivers, he could be a streamer in a 12 team.

  21. Mr. Peabody says:
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    Have to drop one folty or luccehsi?

  22. Trouty By Nature says:
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    Great stuff as always, been hooked for the past few years!

    I had a trade vetoed recently because the commissioner decided it would be “detrimental to the competitive balance of the league” even though no one else in said league opposed it.

    It was my Trout, Bryant, Bogaerts, Allen for his Harper, Sale, Correa, Kluber in a keep 4 league. I would be letting both of those SP go back into the draft pool going into next season by the way.

    The other owner loves to trade and said he viewed Correa and Bogaerts similarly and very much wanted the rights to Mike Trout for the next few seasons.

    Am I overreacting or did the commissioner overstep here by vetoing when there was no hint of cheating or collusion?

    • curiousgeorgespringer says:
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      @Trouty By Nature: That’s ludicrous. That trade is totally fair.

  23. Ty says:
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    Reading this I pictured Gomer Pile saying “By golly!” While watching Biloxi Blues. Good stuff sir \m/(shaka emoji)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ty: Ha, thanks!

  24. mrs. featherbottom says:
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    Nice – and a Breaking Away comment! I’ve yet to see it, but the wife-husband and I are moving to Bloomington this summer. Heard its a must watch.

    • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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      @mrs. featherbottom: Such a great movie. Daniel Stern, Paul Dooley, Jackie Earle Haley are all amazing in it–and they’re only the supporting cast! One of my all-time faves, funny and sweet. And it does make Bloomington look like a great place to live.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mrs. featherbottom: According to Cougs (she’s from Indiana), it’s Breaking Away then all over movies

  25. Albert all up in them Pujols says:
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    I am very excited to have picked up Castillo on waivers 2 starts ago. It’s gonna be great.

    That said, is Godley droppable in standard leagues? I feel like I should be patient, but I don’t wanna!

  26. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    So, from yesterday’s comments, I asked if I should drop Suzuki for Contreras.

    That’s now done and I’m just waiting for the temperature to rise for HRs to come.

    Now, a supplementary situation has come up. In a 5X5 RCL, would you drop Contreras to get Grandal?

    Cheers,
    Ante

  27. Cram It says:
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    Do we know if Osuna gets DL status or will he eat up a roster spot for at least the next 5 weeks?

    In possibly the least significant news ever….the Mesoraco trade could be a boon for my NFBC team!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Cram It: Depends where you are playing. Yahoo has him designated as “NA” so if you have a Non Active spot he can be put there. He is not on the DL so I cannot imagine he will be given that designation.

      • Cram It says:
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        @b the esq.: True, but I’m thinking Fantrax for RCL’s. I also can’t imagine him getting DL designation. I’m grasping at straws because I know I’m going to have to drop him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Haha, nice on Mesoraco, that’ll last a good two weeks until he’s hurt too… Osuna won’t be DL’d

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Oh I’m totally expecting him to hit these next couple of days…then I get him in my lineup on Friday and he gets hurt that night.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup!

    • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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      @Cram It: I’m taking a wild guess, but I think once MLB makes a determination on Osuna and actively suspends him, you’ll be able to DL him. Jorge Polanco who was suspended for PEDs is able to be placed on the DL in the RCLs. Until then, though, I think Osuna eats up a roster spot.

  28. Slappy Jack says:
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    Even Kluber’s worst game is a Quality Start
    god bless that man

  29. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work, Grey!

    16 team H2H weekly points league…

    I got offered Bryant for my McCullers and Olson, I have Beltre at 3rd for now and Bryant is 3B/OF… what do you think?

    Thanks man for the great write-ups!

  30. Q says:
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    Drop Rich Hill for Luis Castillo or J Gray?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Q: Castillo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Q: Agree with b

  31. Bungled by Bundy says:
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    What the F is going on with Bundy? Looked awesome to start the year, so now I’m feeling bamboozled.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: moved on 3 years ago.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  32. Dave D says:
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    Holy crap! Right on analysis of the Harvey trade. I’ve always thought Mesoraco is a dead-ringer for Uncle Fester. His illegitimate love child, perhaps? You nailed it.

  33. Mark Vaughn says:
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    Yahoo daily league 6×6. With bop
    Zunio or Ramos moving forward .

  34. Willy Mo says:
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    Ill be shocked if michael taylor isnt about to start losing at bats. I don’t think I can deal with owning this guy any longer. Give me anything with a pulse I’m done with him.

    Not only did Adams start with Zimmerman, but it was vs a lefty. Adams is best pickup so far of 2018.

    The only time you ever mention trey Mancini is in the comments when anyone asks you if they should replace him. Would be nice if he can make his way to your recap. I’m putting him on notice. Somebody just inexplicably cut David peralta where I own Mancini and he’s on waivers for 2 days and I’m the second waiver priority. You got 2 days to show me something mancini!!!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Willy Mo: Why do you need to see Mancini in the recap?

  35. frobin2 says:
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    I know Ivan Nova hasn’t been great, but he was dropped in my league? Try to pick him off WW and drop Soroka?

    • frobin2 says:
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      @frobin2:

      Sorry – no question mark lol he WAS dropped in my league

  36. Joel says:
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    You’re totally right about the Tanaka Coin Flip. I wanna bench him vs. Boston tonight but SON disagrees with me. Trust SON?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel: I’m starting him

  37. Camel Carl says:
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    Hey Grey.. Happy Hump Day..
    I need pitching ..desperately… I’m dangling Altuve.. Which of these is the better offer:
    Kluber/Braun
    or
    Verlander /Adam Jones

    Thanks !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Camel Carl: Sell a cheaper piece for a cheaper SP

  38. RickyDougSteve says:
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    Gotta drop one of these… not happy about it but what would you do?

    Cat: QS, K/BB, K, ERA, WHIP, S

    Luis Castillo
    Kevin Gausman
    Rich Hill

    Appreciate it!

  39. Gator says:
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    Need pitching. Would you trade Stanton for Severino?

    • ctrengove says:
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      @Gator:

      How big is your league? I own Giancarlo in my 12-team points league, and I definitely would. It trade him for Severino. We’d be pretty bummed to not have him when he averages 10 HRs a month over remainder of season.

      • ctrengove says:
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        @ctrengove:

        Key accidental omission. **I definitely would NOT trade him.

  40. mcmi11ions says:
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    OK. So if Syndergaard is Collins and Nola is Gabriel, does that make Kluber Huey Lewis? We also need a Michael Bolton. My vote for Michal Bolton is Cole Hammels.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mcmi11ions: Haha, how about Jerry Lee Lewis? I know, Roberto Osuna!

  41. Kingslayer says:
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    Would you rather own Zach Eflin or Vince Velasquez?

  42. sdub says:
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    Thank you, Dylan Bundy, for single handedly plummeting me to last place in ERA/WHIP in my Roto league. What happened to Bundy’s hot start?

    Is he a bench until he shows something positive regardless of the matchup or is he an outright drop candidate?

  43. Mookie Cookie says:
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    You think Vladdy Geurrero sees the majors this year/anytime soon?

    I know he’s only 19 but he’s absolutely stickin some D’s in some A’s in the minors.

    • William Hung says:
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      @Mookie Cookie: This was discussed on the podcast, and the optimistic take is that he’s up at some point over the summer with the Jays going nowhere.

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @William Hung: Jinx! Oh, one minute too late–I was grabbing the link!!

      • William Hung says:
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        @JakeTPE: After listening to it, I wanted to run and pick him up in ALL leagues – even 6 team leagues with no bench spots.

        • JakeTPE says:
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          @William Hung: Ha. Yeah, totally. I went to grab him in one league and he had already been added. Darn NA slot!!

  44. ctrengove says:
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    What’s your current take on Christian Villanueva?

    • Cram It says:
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      @ctrengove: Beast against lefties, terrible against righties.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ctrengove: Agree with Cram, I dropped him in RCL, fwiw

      • ctrengove says:
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        @Grey:

        Cheers, Grey and Cram. I’m going to use him today against Gio and then move on. Nice schmotato phase.

        Only thing that bugs me is that I didn’t move on a few days earlier to Matt Adams. That opportunity is no longer available…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  45. Bundy for Dundy says:
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    Is it time to drop Bundy for streaming options, or is he still a hold at the moment? That’s 3 horrendous starts in a row, and they are getting progressively worse.

  46. r-a-g-e says:
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    Tim Anderson or Jose Peraza?

  47. FrankGrimes says:
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    A’s backup catcher Maxwell kinda looks like Genny from Gomorra.

  48. Bill says:
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    What’s up Grey.

    Gausman or S. Gray?

  49. Rodger Rabbit says:
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    Would you deal Story, Gallo and W. Davis for Trea and Donaldson in an 12 team OBP league?

    You also get to keep 3 players at drafted value. Story was $9, other were drafted too high.

  50. msh2404 says:
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    Thinking about buying low on Ozuna…

    1. Grienke too much?
    2. Bauer enough?
    3. Morton enough?
    4. Gio enough?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @msh2404: Greinke and Bauer are too much…I wouldnt trade them for Ozuna. I would definitely deal Gio if that makes it happen. Would probably do trade Morton for Ozuna as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @msh2404: I’d trade all of them for Ozuna, you have them in reverse order, though I’d prolly go Greinke before Bauer

      • msh2404 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks guys!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  51. Henry says:
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    Trade help, please.

    In 16-team OPS, keeper (starters only).

    I give Nola and I. Happ
    I get Stanton

    My other SPs are Sale, JA Happ, Quintana, Folty and Cahill
    OFs are Conforto (ugh), Marte, and JD Martinez

    Is my SPs deep enough to pull it off? They’ve won me a few weeks so far.

      • Henry says:
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        @Grey:

        Do you see this an upgrade or lateral move? Worry about Cahill and Folty’s volatility.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cahill’s injured, hit the DL

  52. Scott says:
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    Drop Leonys Martin or Marcus Semien in a dynasty league for any of the below players?

    Jordan Montgomery, Nate Jones, Shin Shoo Choo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Maybe Martin for Jones, I guess… But depends on league size and needs, dynasty does not seem to be a factor here

  53. Don't Look a Gift Ngoepe in the Mtouh says:
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    Eager for a bet on when Matt Adams becomes an afterthought, e.g., the Zimmerman to the DL game last year

  54. Jack says:
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    Schwarber sitting vs. all lefties is getting old. Worth holding onto, or drop for Yolmer, Bell, Conforto, or Cargo? Thx.

    • Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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      @Jack: Cargo sits against lefties too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: Conforto is kind of a push, maybe if you want

    • batflix says:
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      @Jack: I’m holding over all those guys.
      2 sit just as much vs lefties, one has 1 HR, and the other is Yolmer
      I think Schwarber sitting against lefties and sometimes being replaced defensively late in games was baked in to his draft price.
      unless you are in a weekly league, just plan around it

  55. Scen says:
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    A: Eddie Rosario and Rendon
    B: Jose Ramirez

    Who wins?

  56. Heisenberg says:
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    Every year someone drops Puig, and I pick him up and he screws me then I drop him then he hears I dropped him so he starts mashing. He’s available. I do need an OF. Please Grey tell me you meant to rank him 666 instead of 66 and end my mizry. Or better yet tell me he’ll be top 75-100 ROS and will carry me to playoffs! Sorry 4 long post see whats he’s done to me.

  57. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good morning, Grey,

    Oh my god, I never noticed Mesoraco looks exactly like Uncle Fester until your lightbulb comment! (Incidentally I have a mild form of OCD, and whenever I see Mesoraco’s name in a boxscore I always have to say “Magnificent Mesoraco” in a Don Muraco voice.)

    My older sisters took me to see My Bodyguard in the theater. This was on the heels of Meatballs. For a while as a kid I thought Chris Makepeace was the star of every movie. And that perfect Phil Collins/Peter Gabriel analogy was you at your most Razzballian! Reminds me of when Easy Lover came out and people were like, “That Phil Collins can do anything!” and I was all, “Philip Bailey though…”

    As a Godley/Boxberger owner last night sucked. It’s really Godley’s walks that are killing him. Just a basic question on Godley going forward. Where do you have him the rest of the year? Do you see him finishing basically with a line like last year? Just trying to figure if he’s a trade candidate (after he hopefully strings together a couple of nice starts), or if he’s just an arm-slot adjustment away from finishing close to your top-35 SP projection? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GrassyKnollRedding: Don Muraco! Haha… Philip Bailey! Nice! Haha, I enjoyed that comment… Godley’s prolly around top 50 SPs now and moving wrong way

  58. Bigly Leagues says:
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    Is Osuna a drop? No clear closers on the wire, but Andrew Miller is there (coming back Friday), as is Tepera.

  59. Chud says:
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    Dynasty salary trade:

    I give Rizzo ($31) & Manea ($6)

    I get Judge ($9) & Quintana ($17)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chud: Works for me

  60. Turd Wendell says:
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    SON not a fan of Trevor Willams today @ChiSox? We leaving him on the bench? Think it was -10.3

    • Turd Wendell says:
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      @Turd Wendell: Ha that first sentence ended in a question mark, when it was really intended to be a statement, my bad.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Gotcha, Turd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Turd Wendell: SON never likes Trevor… I’m starting him in my leagues, but I don’t own him in a 12-teamer

  61. Douglas Griswold says:
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    Starting Porcello today against NYY? Thanks

  62. H says:
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    Would you drop Rich Hill for Trevor Cahill? Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @H: Sure

      • H says:
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        @Grey: Would you rather hold Rich Hill and drop Pivetta?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not really

  63. Jersey Murph says:
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    Morning Grey
    1 Gotta cut someone to get Schoop off the DL: is it Tim Anderson, Evan Longoria or Mike Conforto?
    2 Trying to hold Conforto cause I can trade him for Ray.. do you approve?
    3 If I keep Longoria, cut him for Eugenio Suarez or hold?

    Thanks for tipping me off – blue comb water – not for human consumption
    See ya – from Island Beach State Park NJ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jersey Murph: 1. Longo 2. Sure 3. I’d want Eugenio over Conforto

  64. Joe says:
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    Hey grey I’m in 12 team dynasty league 7×7 keep 30. Need to have at least 10 NA guys on a team at all times. 5 dL spots.

    I wanted to get your evaluation of my entire team and let me know where to improve. I already feel I need to add a quality arm. Also if you were to drop or trade anyone who would be at the top of that list for you. Thank you!

    C: Gary Sanchez
    1b: Anthony RiZzo
    2b: J-ram
    3b: Anthony Rendon
    SS: Manny Machado
    OF: Mookie Betts
    OF: Rhys Hoskins
    OF: AJ Pollock
    Util: nomar mazara
    Util: Jose Abreu
    BN: Cesar Hernandez
    Bn: Maikel Franco
    Bn: Robinson chirinos
    Bn: Jesse winker
    DL: JP Crawford
    DL: Rougned Odor
    DL: Greg Bird
    Na: Luis Robert
    NA: Austin meadows
    NA: Brendan Rodgers
    NA: Fernando tatis jr
    NA: Kyle Lewis
    NA: jaylyn Ortiz
    NA: Brandon marsh
    NA: christen stewart

    SP: Chris sale
    Sp: Carlos Martinez
    Sp: Zach Greinke
    Sp: Masahiro Tanaka
    Sp: Jake odorizzi
    Sp: Mike foltynewicz
    Sp: Mike minor
    Sp: miles mikolas
    Sp: Domingo German
    Sp: Vince Velasquez
    RP: Craig Kimbrel
    Rp: josh hader
    Rp: Justin Anderson
    Rp: brad Bach
    Rp: joakim soria
    Rp: Tyler glasnow
    DL: Michael pineda
    DL: Julio urias
    NA: sixto sanchez
    NA: jack flaherty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: You have 3-4 borderline aces, you don’t need another arm… You’d do well by dropping the SPs that are bringing you down like VV, Minor… Or at least stop starting them

  65. Matty says:
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    Would you drop Wacha, Chase Anderson, or Pivetta for JGray?
    Thanks.

  66. Brett says:
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    Grey,

    I know you were very high on Chris Taylor to start the year. Has your feelings changed? Do you think he starts producing? Or would you try to sell him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brett: Dodgers have just been a mess… I wouldn’t seek out Taylor, but I would hold him or sell if I could get anything

  67. Cheap Seats says:
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    Grey – Interesting that you mention Goldschmidt and Abreu together in the mailbag. I have Goldy in a keeper league (OBP) and am basically selling out to win this year. An Abreu owner has the following SPs:

    Kershaw, Paxton, Corbin, Ohtani, Morton, Bauer

    I’m looking to upgrade my rotation of
    DeGrom, Carrasco, Happ, Pivetta, Castillo, Folty

    Which of his pitchers would you expect/target in a Goldy for Abreu+SP trade?

    Also, kind of an afterthought, but who do you drop from Teo, Hicks, Conforto? Need to make room for guys coming off DL.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cheap Seats: deGrom, Carrasco, Happ or Castillo — that order — Hicks who? Guess doesn’t matter, lose Hicks whoever he is

      • Cheap Seats says:
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        @Grey:

        Hey, sorry for the confusion – I’m trying to acquire one of Kershaw, Paxton, Corbin, Ohtani, Morton, Bauer.

        What does my Goldschmidt for his Abreu+SP get me in terms of one of those pitchers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Any of them work, stop at end, work backwards, Ohtani, Corbin, Morton, Bauer

  68. Audacity of Schoop says:
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    Grey,

    Which stream do you prefer for Friday?

    Weaver @SD ($18.8)
    Gausman v. TB ($10.6)

  69. Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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    Phil Collins can suck an egg.

  70. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – agreed re: Jose Martinez . . . that said, in my league I’ve got a team right behind me in the standings in desperate need of a 1B (their current 1B and CI are Desmond and Maikel Franco!). I’m in 1st, but it’s close . . . 2 guys are within 1-4 points of me, and he’s about 8 points away. Jo-Mart would be a big upgrade for him, so I don’t want to help his team fill a big hole unless that means I’m really “winning” the trade (even though I’d typically look to do a reasonable need-for-need trade).

    1. My Jose Martinez + one of Taillon/Hill/Clevinger for his Eddie Rosario + one of Cahill/Jon Gray/Marco Gonzalez.

    2. My Jose Martinez + one of Taillon/Hill/Clevinger for his $4 Tommy Pham (potential keeper).

    Thanks.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks – any preference between the two options (Pham trade or Rosario plus SP trade)?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rosario

  71. JC says:
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    Reddick or Matt Olson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC: Reddick

  72. PK says:
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    I don’t remember if I’ve shared this story here before or not, but here it is anyway:

    Years ago, I was at a Reds/Pirates game, lazily scanning the ballpark between innings. As I glanced near the Reds dugout, I noticed a creepy face staring right back in my direction. I was literally startled. Whose face was it? Devin Mesoraco.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PK: HA!

    • RoPo says:
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      @PK: lol nice. He will fit right in in Queens ;p

  73. chris says:
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    10 team h2h points league keeper…

    was offered kershaw and arenado for my harper.

    i know it sounds stupid that i was offered this and i cant imagine on what grounds i would say no, but i have reservations. Do I accept?

    • ctrengove says:
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      @chris:

      That’s a ridiculous offer. I LOVE Bryce. But I’d accept that as soon as I could – before the offerer gets their brain back.

    • RoPo says:
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      @chris: ditto, take! Rockies will be fighting for playoffs thru fantasy playoffs, and Harper historically cools off or gets hurt towards the end. Kershaw isn’t even necessary here from that owner if u ask me, so yeah, super take

  74. Milarky says:
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    Yo Grey, I’m in dire need of power, and I went too heavy with pitching. I got an offer of Judge and J.A. Happ for my Marte and Kluber. Even though I heard you sticking up for Happ on the podcast, I don’t think I love that since I’d be giving up two keepers for one, but was thinking of countering with an ask of Judge/Archer instead. What are your thoughts on these deals? I know you were luke-warm on Judge coming in, but we also count SLG% as an extra category.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  75. Jake says:
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    Drop Villanueva for Healy?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  76. Launch Angle says:
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    If you had to drop 2 …Schoop, Matt Adams, Buehler? Schoop and Knebel off the DL and need to make room on roster. In a standard, season-long roto league (R/HR/RBI/SB/AVG/K/QS/ERA/WHIP).

    My roster:
    1B Freeman
    2B Merrifield
    3B Arenado
    SS Bregman
    OF Trout, Springer, Judge, Pollock
    UTIL Gordon
    UTIL Abreu
    BENCH Adams, Schoop

    SP Kluber, Severino, Thor, Bauer, Corbin, Pax, Buehler
    RP Doolittle, Knebel, Allen, Vasquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Schoop

  77. Cohen says:
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    Grey, SON likes Luchessi vs Wash
    U starting him in a 12 team roto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  78. DeerHeadGhost says:
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    Grey,

    Dustin Fowler promoted. More optimism than with Tyler O’Neill or same? Don’t know how playing time will work out, but I don’t think the A’s are loaded like the Cardinals.

    Thanks for the daily articles as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Where is he playing?

  79. cyler8 says:
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    I just wanted to brag a little, also put Grey up on a pedestal a bit more.

    Second week of the season I traded Billy Hamilton for Trevor Bauer. I then got an email shortly after that trade processed from our reigning champ stating:

    “That was one of the most mundane trades in the history of this league.”

    He just text me asking what I want for Bauer…Is Trout too much? I feel like asking for that just to throw it in his face.

    Thanks for the tips on Bauer. I think he helps win a lot of leagues this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

  80. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey, who is better ROS, G Polanco or Mazara?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  81. Hold My Beer says:
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    More valuable ROS in saves/holds league 14 teamer: Nicasio or Fields?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fields

  82. GonzoChicago says:
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    Trying to find room for either Eduardo Escobar and/or Matt Adams. In a 10 team, 6×6 OBP league with doubles+triples as the 6th cat:

    Add Adams and drop any of:
    Zimmerman, Polanco, Alonso

    Add Escobar and drop any of:
    Villanueva, Solarte, Semien

    My bats for reference:
    C: Sanchez
    1B: Bellinger
    2B: Solarte
    3B: Villanueva, Lamb (DL)
    SS: Lindor
    CI: Belt
    MI: Semien
    OF: Acuna, Just Dong, DeShizz, Buxton (DL)
    U: Zimmerman
    BN: Polanco, Alonso

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso… Villanueva

  83. dem ribbies says:
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    Hi Grey! In a keeper, would you accept Paxton for McCullers & Vlad Jr?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vlad side

  84. gogulls says:
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    Time to cut bait with Danny Salazar or hold?

    Efflin/Caleb Smith/Marco Gonzales available on waivers

    Thanks!

  85. Dave D says:
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    Dustin Fowler recalled. Hmmmn…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You hmm!

      • Dave D says:
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        He will debut on my draft champions team on Friday. A well deserved “hmmmm” . Hot as a snot rocket lately.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hmm indeed!

  86. H says:
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    When it comes to the Osuna situation, are we dropping him altogether? When do we think he comes back once suspended? Is his season over?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wouldn’t be surprised to not see him for a few months

  87. CarlosMartinez’Barber says:
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    Devers or Dahl For utility spot…6×6 obp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devers

  88. synyster says:
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    Grey, my man. Good afternoon.

    Who do I drop once deGrom and Puig come back off the DL so I can put them back into my roster. 6×6 OBP/QS H2H .

    C. Cervelli, 1B. Hosmer, 2B. DeeG, 3B. Machado, SS. Didi, OF. Trout, OF. Merrifield, OF. Cain, Util. Jose Ramirez, BN. Braun, DL. Puig

    SP. Newcomb, SP. Snell, RP. Chapman, RP. Herrera, P. Bauer, P. Wacha, P. Taillon, P. Eduardo R, P. Ohtani, P. Norris, P. Sonny Gray, DL. deGrom.

    Thank you sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My dude, it’s morning, Ed-Rod, Puig

      • synyster says:
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        @Grey:

        Not in the Peoples Republik of Taxachusetts. A nice moist spring afternoon!

        So drop Ed-Rod, and Puig?

        Thank you sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… No problem

  89. demribbies says:
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    AJ Pollock and Encarnacion for Goldy and Yelich?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy, it’s fair

  90. Henry Rowengartner says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Would drop any of the following for Tepera in 12 team h2h……Archie Bradley, Ziegler, Alvarado, or O’Day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alvarado

  91. Los Putos says:
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    Cahill to DL. Elbow impingement

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Figures

  92. Los Putos says:
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    Drop Leonys Martin for Fowler?
    Add Castillo over Pivetta or Weaver (QS league)
    Drop one to move Knebel in lineup, Alvarado, Kintzler or Hirano (NSVH league)

    Thanks

  93. Cubjet says:
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    Who to drop of these guys

    Matt Kemp or Odubel Herrera or David Peralta

    Thanks in advance

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Cubjet: kemp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tough call, I’d lose Kemp

  94. Alex says:
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    The DET batting lineup today reminds me of past one night stands….no clue who they are

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  95. G says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Wondering if you would start either, both, or neither of Reynaldo Lopez and Trevor Williams today who are facing off against one another. Have them both along with Pivetta for today. I could probably reach weekly inning minimum with my remaining starters later this week plus Pivetta today, but wanted your thoughts. My league counts wins and losses as categories. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Williams

  96. los locos says:
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    Grey, what are you thoughts of Ozuna? Can he get back on track, maybe not last year stats. But more like 25 HR, 100 RBI, 80 runs with OBP 330?

    Like to trade for him or maybe I don’t need him.

    My current outfield:
    Jose Mart
    Bellinger
    Cain
    Mazara
    Haniger
    Brantley
    Puig DL
    Ender

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he can

  97. demribbies says:
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    Pollock & Paxton for McCullers, Yelich and Vlad?

    • peacecoast says:
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      @demribbies: yes if dynasty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich

  98. Brian says:
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    Trade question. In a league that has both BA and OBP as categories, I was offered Jonathon Schoop and Eduardo Escobar for Tommy Pham. My current infield is:

    2B: Eduardo Nunez
    SS: Baez
    3B: Carlos Villanueva
    Bench: Wong
    DL: Lamb
    DL: Andrus

    Currently, my outfield is: Betts, Pollack, Pham, Teoscar Hernandez, Belt, Schebler, and Brinson with Mac Williamson on the DL

    I’m leaning towards keeping Pham, but it would help my infield until Andrus returns and I am strong in Outfield. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop side

  99. Jubaka says:
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    should I start pivetta today? Limited innings but plenty of them. And its a season long points league. 11 teams.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  100. ctrengove says:
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    What’s your take on Alex Gordon? Flash in the pan or potential for extending hot streak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s garbage

      • Caught Looking says:
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        @Grey:

        Comment of the day

  101. FrankGrimes says:
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    Who you got in Survior?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotta be Dom, no? Or maybe Donald Glover guy

  102. Turd Wendell says:
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    12 tm h2h 5×5

    Yelich for Ohtani (P), T Williams, Teoscar

    Who you like, fairish?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich

  103. Dubjay says:
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    Morning grey,
    That Michael Hutchence comment was inxs of good taste.
    Pick 2 out of this group for ros.
    D.santana, odor, Desmond, Conforto, c.santana

    Also are you dropping Bundy or Samardzija for gausman, Teheran, Skaggs, mahle. Kind of slim Pickens. Or should I just hang on to them for another painful start. Could also keep one as a streaming slot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Domingo, Odor — Skaggs, Gausman

      • dubjay says:
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        @Grey:
        if you had to pick one of the sps, who would it be Skaggs or Gausman. And would the drop be shark or bundy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gausman

          • dubjay says:
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            @Grey:
            Who would you lean towards for the drop? I like Bundy but those last couple of starts were rough. Shark was my supposed to be my reliable innings eater type arm. That experiment failed miserably.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Bundy

  104. Joel says:
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    HAHAHAHA! Asdrubal Carrera just got a a HIT but was called OUT because he hit out of order in the batting lineup. Way to go Mets!

    • Joel says:
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      @Joel: **Cabrera

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So Mets!

      • Joel says:
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        @Grey: So the ruling is Asdrubal gets his double. The next batter Bruce is an auto out for the lineup violation. All on the manager or whoever presented the incorrect lineup card to the Reds dugout.

        No need for a reply. Just a clarification.

  105. Joe Beisbol says:
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    Gonna drop Hader now that Knebel’s back. Not sure who my add is, though.

    FA: Deshields, Soler, Healy, Franchy, Triggs, Gausman, Lucchesi

    12-Team, Yahoo, H2H, 5×5 Redraft League
    C – Ramos, 1B – Abreu, 2B – Peraza, 3B – Machado, SS – Simmons, OF – Stanton/Belt/Cespedes, Util – Suarez, Bench – Cain, DL – Murphy, Sano

    SP – Darvish, Berrios, Corbin, Richards, Roark, Ross, Ryu; RP – Davis, Morrow, Soria, Strickland, Hader

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t drop Hader

      • Joe Beisbol says:
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        @Grey: Are you seeing that much value in him in a H2H league where holds aren’t a cat?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

        • Cram It says:
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          @Joe Beisbol: Does someone own Andrew Miller?

          • Joe Beisbol says:
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            @Cram It: Yes.

            • Cram It says:
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              @Joe Beisbol: There’s a reason for that. Even in H2H, he’s elite help with ratios and K’s, and an occasional save, like Hader.

  106. Dave D says:
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    JD Davis watch: 3 more hits last night. Avg now up to .432. Time for Marisnick and Gattis to ride the pine and get JD into the lineup. Some serious mashing is going to waste.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      But CBS ranked Gattis top 20 overall!

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: CBS RANKS ARE THE BEST FUCK, MODERATE THIS!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

      • Dave D says:
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        Ha!

        Prediction: JD Davis is this years Rhys/Olson once he gets a shot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Would like to see it!

  107. peacecoast says:
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    never forget:

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, so bad

  108. Justin says:
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    Have Rosario, Devers on roster…Eugenio on waivers. Drop either, hold, or do everything in my power to find a trade partner in the next 2 hours?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Amed for Eugenio, if Eddie hold

  109. Autolycus says:
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    Need to drop someone to make room for Knebel to come back… also thinking about picking up Luis Castillo.

    Drop 1 or 2 of: Tim Anderson, Mancini, Chris Taylor, Soler, Conforto, Jose Martinez

    • Autolycus says:
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      @Autolycus:

      Oh, also possible to drop Buehler but he’s going tomorrow and streamonator likes him

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Don’t drop Buehler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini

      • Autolycus says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        Hoping Conforto and Taylor come around and stop dragging down my avg soon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  110. Brian says:
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    Looking for saves. currently have o’day. hold him or drop for tepera, clippard, or axford?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tepera

  111. Ron Pridgen says:
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    Castillo, Newcomb, Taillon, Mikolas – Top 2?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That order

  112. Skeezix says:
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    Hey Grey, you seem to usually be somewhat positive on Cron – how much difference do you see between him and Carlos Santana? The trade analyzer shows Cron with a very low value but curious what your thoughts are on trying to replace Bell as my second starting 1B with Santana when I’ve already got Cron.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not much difference

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Skeezix: I never really get the level of adulation accorded to Carlos Santana. He is a lifetime .247 hitter who averaged 24 HRs and 5 SBs for the seven years of his prime. I mean, yeah, it’s OK I guess, and quite nice when he was catcher-eligible, but that is streaming level production in my view.

  113. Balke says:
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    Thoughts on Dustin Fowler? Haven’t seen much here about him. Would you drop Villanueva for him?

  114. Stickball Al says:
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    Don’t look now, but Moistaskiss and Mike Trouts stats are not very far apart except for a couple of steals. How far apart were they drafted though ? I originally targeted Mositasskiss in my pre-season stradegy. I was really counting on him going to a much better team via free agency. So no one wanted the stinky kiss. Since he remained on KC I shunned him like a Amish porn star. Everyone of my teams could have used a stinky smell like Moistaskiss !!! The only one stinking here is me…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  115. Hey there, Grey. Outstanding recap (& props to the Magnificent Moracco commenter mention as well! Weird appreciation group for that shizz.) Any faith remaining in Kingery? On waivers in one redraft league and thinking of dropping my multi-position UTIL Cozart (holding 2d/SSs occupants Taylor, Bregman, GTorres) for his services. Limited moves. Could probably use the steals. But still, meh? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! No faith left in Kingery for now… I’d hold for now

    • LenFuego says:
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      @zombie: Kingery should eventually be a .275/20/20 type player, but don’t count on it happening now. He just turned 24 and was rushed a smidge … he ain’t the first 23/24 year old to take some time to adjust to major league pitching.

  116. Eng says:
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    Grey! Another great read.

    ROS please rank Michael Taylor, Margot and Calhoun.

    BTW I’ve just got around to watching Deadwood (10 years late, I know) and Al is glorious especially when interacting with EB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who’s Calhoun? Deadwood was amazing… Margot, Taylor, prolly

      • Eng says:
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        @Grey: Haha! Thank you, mate.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  117. Ron Pridgen says:
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    Looking for some OF help in my ESPN H2H points league.

    Kemp, Alex Gordon, Alen Hanson, Descalso, Profar, Cordero – Top 3 pickups?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp, Franchy, Hanson

  118. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    You starting Stratton today in Philly?

    Also, I have Odor coming off the DL this week (lucky me!!)… to make some room for him, who would you rather drop from the following: Stratton, Mahle, Maeda.

    Thanks!

    • Eric says:
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      @Eric: FYI 12-team H2H with QS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am, but my league might be deeper than yours… Mahle

  119. Packers says:
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    Grey, thanks for being here. Looking ahead to next week in my weekly lineup league.
    T. Anderson and G. Marquez are both streams 13, at SD. That’s Monday and Tuesday, so Saturday and Sunday at SF. Looks like drop of Bundy and Minor who burned me last night . Do you like it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  120. Nevik Rowe says:
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    DRop Villar for Soler or hold?

    Thanks as always for the great stuff!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, go Soler

  121. Jubaka says:
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    Should i drop villinueva, or reyes/junis, for suarez..
    I can drop a pitcher I guess… but its a keeper so vil could be a nice cheap keeper.
    I own lamb also..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villanueva

      • Jubaka says:
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        @Grey: yeah Suarez looks like he stole duvals mojo he gained from last season. He is picking up were Duvall left off. Plus he plays3rd and hits a better average. It is hard for me to drop vil though since a slump is expected. At his age and how much power he hit for to start the season.. If he hits 3 for 4 with two bombs tonite it will be too hard..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, totally

  122. abmsports23 says:
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    Pick 2 ROS:

    Desheilds, Mancini, Ian Desmond, Ian Happ

    • abmsports23 says:
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      @abmsports23: Meant to say pick 3

      Thanks for all you do Grey.

      • William Hung says:
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        @abmsports23: i would guess not desmond

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond, DeShizz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Happ

  123. gogulls says:
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    Whats your expectations on Danny Salazar ROS? Read he just got PRP injections during rehab stint.

    Worth rostering or drop for Caleb Smith/Efflin?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nothing except a headache from Salazar… Drop for Smith

  124. Alex says:
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    Mancini, Villanueva, Cron pick two ROS OBP h2h league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Villa

  125. Double Barrel says:
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    ROS Teoscar or Domingo 14 teamer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  126. Nevik Rowe says:
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    Sorry Grey one more.

    Drop Nunez for Healy or wait? Love the multi-position but he’s been a real turd.

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for Healy

  127. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. suarez or beltre? better CI?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Suarez

  128. William Hung says:
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    Looks like a get right game for Carrasco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s having a nice game

  129. Steve Shut Your Pie Hole Diamonte says:
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    Stroman or the spoils of relief from Gsellman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gsellman

  130. Let's Play Two says:
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    Scooter or Schoop ROS for standard 5×5 season long roto league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  131. Gordon Shumway says:
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    Pete Nice is on twitter @haulsofshame Seems like that might be worth a shot to try to get him on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally should! I think I will

  132. jaw says:
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    drop peraza or domingo to free up space to take schoop off the DL? 10 team 5×5 H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  133. Dancin Homer says:
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    Both Matt Olsen & D. Santana were dropped in my 12-team league.

    Would you drop Y. Guriel or M. Chapman for either/ both?

    If so, would you rank Olsen or Domingo higher for ROS?

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Apples/apples… Prolly go Domingo over Chapman

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        @Grey:

        Kinda what I was thinking as well; thanks for the response

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  134. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Cut Kendrys Morales for Zach Eflin? No real needs either way, just think Eflin is gonna break out this year, thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  135. Robert Kraft says:
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    Should I get my wife or my girlfriend a nicer mother’s day gift?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Girlfriend

  136. Ty says:
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    Drop any of Zimmerman, M Taylor, Cordero, or Semien for Sonny Gray, Pivetta, or Pomeranz?
    10 team h2h.
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor for Gray

  137. Dave D says:
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    Well Grey, Tim Anderson just hit a two run dinger off Trevor Williams. How do you feel about that? Confusin? Glee? Torment?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  138. Jubaka says:
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    What’s better Healy or suarez? I was going to take Suarez but Healy is pretty hot too.

    • Jubaka says:
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      @Jubaka: actually add peraza in there.i could drop villanueva for peraza, Healy , or Suarez. To play 3rd base I can move adsrubel to 3rd..

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Eugenio, depends on needs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eugenio

  139. fleeced says:
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    Hey Viz,

    I have to make room for a streamer.

    Drop Mancini, Matt Davidson, or both!

    Also, what do you think about Dustin Fowler? Would you rank him above the above 2?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who’s Viz?

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Grey: VinsWins maybe?

      • Fleeced says:
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        @Grey:

        Hot damn. Grey!!

  140. Jason says:
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    I have nelson,reyes, and Briton all DL stashed in a 10 team h2h mixed yahoo league.

    My catcher is realmuto and Molina is available to DL stash

    Should I swap Molina for one of the DL options above?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What do you need? I’d prolly go Britton

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey:

        I’m in a 10 team mixed H2H Yahoo league. My team is below. What do you think?

        MY TEAM:
        ========
        C – J. Realmuto (C,1B)
        1B – F. Freeman (1B, 3B)
        2B – J. Altuve (2B)
        3B – A Rendon (3B)
        SS – M. Machado (3B, SS))
        OF – S. Marte – (OF)
        OF – Mitch Haniger (OF)
        OF – David Peralta (OF)
        UTIL – Nomar Mazara (OF)
        BENCH: Devers(3B),A. Jones (OF)

        STARTERS:
        =========
        C. Carrasco (SP)
        C. Martinez (SP)
        L. McCullers Jr. (SP)
        J. Paxton (SP)
        C. Anderson (SP)
        Gausman(SP)
        German(SP)
        Joey Luccessi (SP)
        Walker Buehler (RP)

        CLOSERS (only can start 3 at a time)
        ========
        B. Morrow (RP)
        S. Greene (RP)
        Keone Kela (RP)

        DL – Alex Reyes (SP), Zach Britton (RP), DL – Jimmy Nelson

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What’s the problem? Team looks solid, you have 4 aces, and a solid bullpen… You low on power? Trade an ace for HRs

  141. CentralCoastCali says:
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    Good Afternoon Grey,

    Thanks to you I have Paxton, thanks to me I also have Price:(:(:(!!!

    Just received an offer, Springer, Sano and Lucchesi for Bregman, Inciarte and Bauer(thanks to you again, also have Corbin)! Do you think this is a fair exchange? I’m giving up Bauer very reluctantly.

    Thank you for the great work and advice as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • CentralCoastCali says:
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        @Grey:
        SWEET!!! Double thanks, I was leaning way over the edge because I’ve been trying to get Springer.

        Have a great day.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  142. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Carrasco finally rights the ship and has a good day, and instead of sitting him down for the ninth, the manager has him bat, and come out to pitch the ninth where he just gave up three hits in a row. Why do they even have a bullpen if not for games like this? Can’t Carrasco have nice things? Give a Cookie a break!

    • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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      @GrassyKnollRedding: Phew! Crisis averted. At least he only gave up one run, but after his last two starts my ratios would have appreciated not tacking on that garbage run at the end. It’s funny, when one of my pitchers is dealing, I’m screaming at the manager to let him pitch the ninth. But when he’s coming off two garbage starts in a row, I want him yanked at the first sign of trouble. There’s no pleasing me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, seriously

  143. chris says:
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    Hello Gray!!!

    Stream question:
    Mahle @ LAD
    Velasquez vs SF

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      VV

  144. DonnieB says:
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    My Castillo for Marcell Ozuna? Or is Ozuna too much risk still?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  145. Dave D says:
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    Who is this Palka dude exploiting a vulnerable Trevor Williams with a HR, SB and 3 hits?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not cool, Palka!

  146. Dubs23 says:
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    Mancini for Odor?

    Need to drop Suter and add a SP…Vince Velasquez, Ervin Santana, and Andrew Suarez are what is basically available. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor… VV

  147. DonnieB says:
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    Castillo is at keeper price but not Ozuna

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ok

  148. Nightpandas says:
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    Gray, keeper league offer:

    Morton
    Bauer
    K Seager

    Or Bundy
    Ty Anderson
    SMarte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morton, not close

  149. Launch Angle says:
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    Baez or Schoop ROS for standard season long roto league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  150. hankp says:
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    Grey – How would you rank these guys ROS for a 5×5: Samardzija, L.Castillo, R.Hill, Wacha? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castillo, Wacha

  151. eric says:
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    Offered Rizzo for Adams. Pulls the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  152. Burt says:
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    ROS Rodney or Colome?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Colome

  153. Jason Murray says:
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    Better OF for ROS…Mancini or Margot? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Margot

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @Grey: Wait, does that mean you’re officially off the Mancini train?

        Is the pre season love officially in the rearview mirror?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, hard to hold him right now in shallower leagues

  154. The Great Knoche says:
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    Rockies offense just looks out of it. Was hoping this home stand would jump start it, but 4 runs in two games at Coors. Woof.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya, still only May… June/July/August when balls really jump

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: yeah but 11th in NL in total offense and only Padres and Marlins behind in average it looks a little concerning.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bet it will be top 5 by August

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Grey: not betting. Just concerned.

            Also Goldschmidt, stop letting Pollsck drink your pre-game beverage.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, not betting either, meant more metaphorically

  155. Jubaka says:
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    Yup.. it’s safe to say now.. Thank you grey for Mazara. I drafted him in a keeper for $1. He hit 9 and 10 tonite I believe!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  156. hal_incandenza says:
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    Howdy Grey.

    10 team 5×5 H2H, only start 9 bats/team with defined positions other than a Util. Max SP on roster is 7, and everyone tends to carry that many (plus any RP starters they can find, provided they are listed as RP/SP or just RP, as SP/RP counts as an SP. Stupid loophole that has never been closed by the commish, IMO.). Players on DL do not count against the max 7 max, where I have Yu and Alex Reyes stashed and no more space. I currently have 6 other SP, looking for a drop in adding my 7th.

    Roster
    C Wilson Ramos
    1B Cody Bellinger
    2B DJ LeMahieu
    3B Anthony Rendon
    SS Carlos Correa
    LF Eddie Rosario
    CF Ronald Acuna
    RF Giancarlo Stanton
    Util Hanley Ramirez
    Bench Ender Inciarte
    Bench Daniel Murphy (inj)
    Bench Jose Peraza
    Bench David Peralta

    I’d like to pick Wacha back up and worry about who I might need to shed to activate Yu after he is both back and has had a successful outing. I’m considering these guys, with counter arguments noted.

    Hanley – would only have Bellinger for 1B.
    Peraza – he can backup both 2B and SS, hopefully with speed. I would already have a 2B backup if Murphy were active, so somewhat limited benefit here if Murphy returns okay.
    Inciarte – backup CF plus speed option in Util, which is nice in H2H.
    Peralta – can cover LF or RF, and may be the best Util option on my squad with the way Hanley has (not) been hitting.

    I’m really leaning Hanley or Peraza.

    Who is my drop?
    Add Wacha as planned or Gohara?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender, Peraza — Wacha, forget Gohara for now

      • Hal_Incandenza says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • hal_incandenza says:
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            @Grey: Re: Knebel, during his rehab he noted, “Nobody told me it would be this hot. If it’s going to be this hot, I may have to go home (to Milwaukee).”

            • hal_incandenza says:
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              @hal_incandenza: Also, that shizz came out in 1988! I’m in my mid-40s and this is the kind of stuff that keeps catching me by surprise. Also, that quote is from memory, so I can’t guarantee total accuracy.

              • hal_incandenza says:
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                @hal_incandenza: Found a script. The line was “I don’t know if I can stay here
                if it’s gonna be this hot.”

                Jesus, that was a rabbit hole.

  157. Gotime says:
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    For H2H cats (QS not W) own Carrasco Bauer Castillo Wood Newcomb SonGrey Vizcaino Knebel need to drop 3 of these following because of overlimit on bench and no one likes to trade: Wacha Rich Hill Devinski Giles Puig Bux
    I’m leaning Wacha Hill and Devinski what you say?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, those 3

  158. Paul Land says:
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    Would you be starting CC vs BOS tomorrow?

    ROS: CC or VVelasquez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No…VV

  159. Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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    AL only with OBP over AVG, total bases added, net steals over steals. 10 team h2h. 7 moves a week.
    C uh oh
    1B yonder is closer to my heart
    2B whit (OF)
    SS correa
    3B devers
    CI mostsuckass
    MI lowrie
    OF (4) mancini (1B), nunez (2B/3B/SS), little nicky delmonico, brantley
    util (1) kiner F (2B/3B)
    BN hicks (1B/C)
    DL (5) miggy
    NA (1) big willie

    1. what’s best order of: kiner F/delmonico/palka/fowler
    delmonico hasn’t done much but i know his playing time has been safe as it gets. here’s the ROS per game player rater numbers, and BABIP vs AVG page for those applicable:
    -delmonico (but does have good OBP, .224, -4.5, but has a total of 14 counting stats in 94 at bats even though he hits out of the 4 hole mostly)
    -kiner (but odor back friday, .250, -18)
    -palka (.262, -9.9, off waivers tonight)
    – fowler (rosterR claims he’s starter at CF but canha hasn’t been benched yet, and who knows if he is, -2.8)

    fowler WILL be added shortly, i can’t now my only bench today was chirinos, unlocks at 3AM eastern, thus he might not even be on the table here. it would appear kiner’s job is completely gone shortly. it’s actually somewhat surprising he wasn’t NA stashed here already.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Fowler, Palka, Kiner

  160. primetime says:
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    Souza or Ender ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza

  161. Yager says:
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    Trade advice.

    Trout and Machado for
    Rizzo, rondon, devenski, A Miller

    • Yager says:
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      @Yager: Rendon I meant

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  162. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    Cole only 9 k today. What the hell man?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  163. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Who should I drop for Buxton’s return: Domingo Santana or Teoscar Hernandez?
    Also: Zunino or James McCann?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teoscar — Zunino

  164. hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    SON seems to favor German against OAK more than Kuhl against SF. Would you concur?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  165. Robert says:
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    What do you think the chances are that Guerrero Jr is in the bigs in June?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      10%

  166. alps says:
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    Hey Grey
    I know your tired of the Fowler questions and I read Ralphs review
    But…………….. This should hopefully be the last one for today
    In a 12 team keeper league
    Fowler or Peraza (He is cooling off)
    I can use SB’s and some pop
    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

      • alps says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks Grey

  167. dfrench23 says:
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    MI: Addison Russell or Alan Hanson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Russell

  168. William Hung says:
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    can someone ask Billy Hamilton why he’s trying to be Omar Epps Willie Mays Hayes instead of Wesley Snipes Willy Mays Hayes? Stop hitting fly balls and steal some bases!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: on a serious note – the only reason i’m holding him right now is cause you ranked him pretty high as an OF (off memory, I think it was 23 or 24 – one spot ahead of Pollock)… I dropped DeShizz to chase saves with Oh, but I think I should’ve dropped Hamilton. So frustrating!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, he should be worth owning too, but you know, ebbs and flows

  169. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Drop iannetta for Zunino or w Castillo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zunino

  170. Isabella says:
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    Hey Grey- how do you rank these guys ROS? Teoscar , Maikel Franco, Jorge soler.. thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler, Teoscar

  171. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey: I completely agree with your comment about Rich Hill. I finally decided to trust this guy this season and he continues to be a turd despite Streamonator having a rusty tromboner for every one of his matchups.

    Life is easier when he’s on the DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  172. William Hung says:
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    whelp – Oh just entered the game in the 6th inning followed by Axford in the 7th. Safe to say he IS NOT the closer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d say

  173. surfer dude says:
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    Hello, 10 tm h2h pts – Suarez and Franco are available, drop Smoak or Belt for either?

    Thanks and have nice week : )

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt for Eugenio

  174. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    hoooly crap, as a harper owner in numerous leagues not till right now had i noticed that his OPS is ALL the way down to the .941 level. yikes. i’m kidding about the yikes, but with a guy like him you tend to not even notice when he’s doing badly, only reason i saw it was i wondered why he was benched today and how long it had been since he had a day off. similar to rizzo/goldy in this regard (at least for me); but even more so since he started year so MVPish.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s been in a ditch for about two weeks for everything except weeks

      • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor and $6,000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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        @Grey: wow, till i realized that the last “weeks” was meant to be “walks” i was thinking you gave me a riddle. i literally hadn’t noticed this (i mean i kinda did, but not close to when i went back and looked at his daily log just now)

        happy americans DAY (man this sucks how MF’ing fast this season is getting done. i know it’s ep 7 day, but it feels no later than 4 or 5, esp when there’s only 10 this time)

  175. Ty says:
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    Pivetta, Sonny Gray, T Williams, Gibson.
    pick 2 ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta, Gray

  176. Uncle Ernie says:
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    Dang. Should have listened to Son! ??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, Uncle Ernie

  177. Thomas Petrone says:
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    should I keep hanging on to Jason Kipnis? would you rather have Kipnis, Matt Chapman, David Dahl, or Jedd Gyorko ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

  178. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    12 team roto 5×5 with OBP

    1. Got a CF to fill. Drop Hansen for Dustin Fowler, Adam Jones, Denard Span or hold?

    2. Drop Puig or drop Braun, R. Zimmerman, Pivetta, Clevinger, Godley?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler… 2. Tough call, Godley begrudingly

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