Somewhere, Melissa Leo is acting out today’s title and it’s so spot on you’re not sure if you should applaud, or put your wallet in the front pocket.  “I came straight from the packie because I heard you were having a sale on shamrock undergarments.  Are you having a shamrock undergarment sale or not?”  That’s Melissa Leo acting out the title.  Okay, okay, okay, guys and six girl readers and one girl writer. (She debuted yesterday; is there a female verb for that?  She debutante’d yesterday?  She debbie’d yesterday?  She damsel’d yesterday?  I’m asking, don’t roll your eyes at me like I’m a moron; I’ve had enough of that!)  Chris Sale looked great yesterday (7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks), but you knew he was going to look great.  You didn’t draft him in the first three rounds for him to look like hot garbage under Pablo Sandoval’s ass.  Or, rather, you didn’t not draft him in the first three rounds because I told you not to.  But you know who looked as good in Fenway?  Jameson Taillon (7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks).  He doesn’t miss a huge number of bats — will average around 7.7 K/9 — but his control is masterful.  He will have around a 1.7 BB/9, if not lower.  When a guy has a difference of six between his K/9 and BB/9 great things can happen, and Taillon will be no different.  I’m not sure if he’ll get all the way to 190+ IP this year, but he had a 3.38 ERA last year, and I’m ready for around the same this year, if not better.  Like Melissa Leo would say, “This guy is fahkin spacktackulure.”  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Mookie Betts – Out with the flu.  Wonder if he got it while flying, cause then it would be ironic.

Drew Pomeranz – Likely for a start on Sunday.  The PA announcer will be sure to blow dust off “Who Let The Dogs Out?” for the start.

Sandy Leon – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, a game-winner over the Green Monster.  Leon’s hitting .625 so far this year, but his BABIP is 4,000,000.  Don’t ask how.

Stephen Piscotty – Passed concussion tests with flying colors.  But doctors couldn’t answer why he was seeing peacocks.

Desmond JenningsMets signed him to a minor league deal.  Well, Desmond believed it to be a minor league deal, but it was really a deal to harvest his elbow tendons.

Jacob deGrom – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. Bartolo Colon – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks.  This matchup of Jacob and Bartolo was billed as “Jake and the Fat Man.”

Jay Bruce – 3-for-5 and his 1st home run.  Member way back two days ago when a bunch of teams had Opening Day and I was like, “Guccifer 2.0 hacked MLB again and we got all kinds of homers?!”  Yeah, there was no offense yesterday.

Jason Motte – Released by the Rockies.  If you can’t pitch for the Rockies?  Next stop, Korean baseball leagues!

Nick FranklinBrewers claimed him off of waivers.  They essentially traded Scooter Gennett as backup utility guy for Franklin.  Sounds a bit like a Mitch Albom book, A Scooter for Franklin.

Eric Thames – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer.  Now will be the test for Craig Counsell.  When he holds the pencil in a really weird manner making out the lineup card next, will he stick with Thames?

Travis Shaw – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run.  No idea if it’s schmotato or approach change, but Shaw is hitting the Guatemalan yarn out of the baseball in the early going.

Jonathan Villar – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  When I saw Rudy picked Villar as his ‘Most likely to bust’ player, I really wanted to draft Villar, but it was too late by that point.

Danny Salazar – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Meh.  As long as he’s healthy, and challenging Carrasco to a contest of “Who will give up the most 1st inning runs this year?” It’s fine.

Francisco Lindor – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and a double slam (1, 2) and legs (1) with the second slam being a grand slam to win the game.  In the post-game interview, Lindor kept talking about a fifth inning error that would’ve cost the Indians the game, then the reporters looked around and were like, “We have to go back to a Budget Inn and FaceTime with our bratty kids, can we celebrate for you?”

Delino DeShields – 0-for-2 as he led off.  Maybe it’s because he’s hurt me so many times I can’t help but feel like he’s going to be benched again in his next game.  Maybe there is something to the nickname Oaktown Steve gave him, The Dentist (ya know DDS), because every time I see him I flinch from past experiences.

Nomar Mazara – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st home run.  Mezuzah!

Elvis Andrus – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer.  Who saw the finale to Big Little Lies on Sunday?  Why wasn’t anyone dressed as Elvis Andrus?

Sam Dyson – 1/3 IP, 5 ER, and has given up eight runs in his first two appearances.  Jeanmar Gomez is even pointing and laughing like Nelson Muntz.  Rangers manager Jeff Banister has already started the delicate fine-line walking of every manager who is about to remove a closer from the role.  “He’s been great for us!”  “He’s been with us so long!”  “He’s just struggling.”  It’s like a Zagat’s Guide for bad closers.  I’d grab Matt Bush and Jeremy Jeffress, one of them could be closing by Sunday.

Charlie Morton – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Wow, how about this new Morton, huh?  Almost as amazing as last year’s Juan Nicasio.  Or this year’s Jharel Cotton.

George Springer – 2-for-7, 5 RBIs and his 2nd home run.  Now if he can get a few 35-foot leads off first, he’ll be on his way to a 30/20 season.

James Paxton – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Bummed I don’t have Paxton in any leagues, but I have Tehol in one league, so hopefully he acquires Paxton and accidentally drops him.

Rich Hill – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, leaving after 75 pitches.  Was too engrossed with Sniglets in the dugout and didn’t come out for the 6th.

Yasiel Puig – 2-for-3 and his 1st homer.  When Puig lets one fly!

Hunter Renfroe – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  A towering blast in Dodger Stadium to left-center.  Or as left-center is known in LA, ‘I’m left on social issues, but center fiscally and on Israel.’

Mike Pelfrey – Signed a minor league deal with the White Sox.  Pelfrey’s been down so long his ERA look up near-five to me.  It look up near-five to me.  I got fake baseball players showin’ fake love to me.  Sorry, was listening to Drake.

Dan Straily – 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  Luckily, I benched him in one deep league where I own him, but this brings me to my point.  When will I feel confident in starting Straily?

J.T. Realmuto – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run.  He’s a catcher, so yay, but semi-related:  Mattingly was thrown out of the game yesterday.  You really have to pick your spots to get thrown out now that we have instant replay, so bravo to Mattingly.  I know why he was thrown, but I like to think he was arguing with a TV camera.  Please don’t ruin that visual for others.

Blake Treinen – 1 IP, 1 ER.  Please don’t give Dusty a reason to remove you from the role.  I can’t handle anymore of Dusty’s indecision.

Ryan Zimmerman – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st home run.  Over/under on homers until his first 10-day DL?  7 HRs?  5 HRs?  9 HRs?

Taijuan Walker – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Leave it to Taijuan to give us a start that is not qualitatively good or bad.  It’s sorta like his entire career.  He’s good!  Dot dot dot.  I think.

Chris Owings – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI and two steals.  Hey, Owings, wanna do me a favor and put on a DeShields uniform?  I have a fantasy I wanna live out.

Brandon Belt – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  I’m convinced he could hit 12 homers in April and still finish with less than 20 homers on the year.

Brandon Finnegan – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners (1 Hit), 9 Ks.  I’m the first guy to disregard how much players actually know about themselves.  I mean, some do, that’s no doubt, but I think a lot of them say they’ve made adjustments and never do.  I’m also the first one to disregard post-All Star break numbers, but I’m buying the combination of both for Finnegan.  He says he made adjustments and had a 2.93 ERA in the 2nd half last year.  That’s good enough for me, I’m buying it and him.

Joey Votto – 1-for-3 and his 1st home run.  He must’ve wanted to hit a home run.  Ya know, because Votto does whatever he wants with the bat.  He also wants to be hitting .143.

Raisel Iglesias – 1 IP, 0 ER and 1st save.  I forget, did we know he was the closer?  Well, he is.  Don’t think the Reds are gonna win a lot of games this year, but Raisel is still ownable.  Church.

Jerad Eickhoff – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks.  For those who wanted no part of him, and for those who want to shorten his name to Jer-khoff, take that!

Michael Pineda – 3 2/3 IP, 4 ER.  This guy is such an assFIP.

Jacoby Ellsbury – 3-for-4 and his 1st home run.  I feel like I say this every year in April, but it’s worth repeating for those drinking from the wrong side of the glass.  Veteran players seem to come out of the gate hotter, then as the season wears on them, they cool off.

Alex Cobb – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks.  First time I’ve had any measure of confidence in Cobb since he returned from Tommy John about two years ago.  He was once a low-end number one fantasy starter and he’s only 29 years old.

Corey Dickerson – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, as he hit leadoff.  He was red hot in the spring, and it’s stayed that way.  Hot schmotato alert!

Jharel Cotton – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  Angels made soft-ass toilet paper out of Cotton.

Garrett Richards – Left yesterday’s game with an arm injury.  Garrett Richards’ Dolphin Stem Cell Injection Surgery 0, Tommy John Surgery too high a number to count.

Byron Buxton – 1-for-5.  He got an infield single!  Which means, incredibly, he actually made contact with the ball!  Like, real live contact.  I know!  Crazy!  Also, one of his three strikeouts was only two wild swings and a foul bunt.  My man is making weak contact!

Max Kepler – 1-for-4, 1 run.  Didn’t look nearly as bad as Buxton.  Did he look as good as, say, a top 100 overall player?  Let’s not push it.  He was batting second, so baby steps, Bob.  Baby steps.

Miguel Sano – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs.  Can you tell I watched the Twins game?  This is a gif of Sano’s triple.  This was the 2nd time in the game Sano seemed to get jammed and knocked the ball about 400+ feet.  The other one ended up as a warning track flyout.  Doode can flat beast aka DCFB.

Eduardo Escobar – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer.  He got the start over Jorge Polanco, and made good use of the playing time.  Smart guy, I will call him, Dot-Edu.

Adam Jones – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer as he bats in the two hole.  Hey, at least he’s not batting leadoff.  Yes, I just jinxed his RBIs.  My b.

Chris Davis – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  He will now proceed to hit fifteen homers in the next seventeen days before going 0-for-176.  What, the crystal ball just got out of the shop.  Took it for a little spin.

Dylan Bundy – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks.  I’ll say it for you, sonavabench!  Bundy held the Jays down for the seven count yesterday.  Some pitchers need to take the next step this year.  Betting on a former top prospect isn’t a bad way to go.

J.A. Happ – 7 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks.  Do you think his first name is Jay, but he knows people in Toronto are gonna add an ‘eh’ onto it anyway?  Deep Thoughts with Grey Albright.

Roberto Osuna – Pitching coach, Pete Walker, said Osuna threw from flat ground.  Oh, no, Pete Walker is a flat earther!

  1. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Mazara or Thames ros

  2. TTRA1N says:
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    Bush or Jeffress? Who you think will have 1st shot?

    • The Eye of Horus says:
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      @TTRA1N: Bush

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      @TTRA1N: Bush is known to have one shot too many.

      • Old School Brother says:
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        @Manley Ramirez: Bush, after Jeffress pissed himself while driving drunk in Uptown the organization has soured on him a bit :(

        • Tvators says:
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          @Old School Brother: down on jeffress more than the guy who drunkenly ran over a man’s head and went to prison for attempted murder, or drunkenly beat a high school kid with golf club or drunkenly beat a woman in a bar or drunkenly got into a bar fight weeks after being drafted #1 overall. Next save prob shouldn’t be based on off the field drunken exploits

          • Old School Brother says:
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            @Tvators: Jeffress incident happened last September, Bush’s was years ago.

            • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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              @Old School Brother: Are we talking about the same Bush here? There was a lot of Bush years ago.

    • bigbear says:
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      @TTRA1N: My TEX bullpen mantra has always been, “Better to ride the Bush than get caught unJeffressed.” Or something like that…

      • Old School Brother says:
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        @bigbear: I can dig it

  3. Ryan Wheeler says:
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    Is Finnegan or Bundy worth picking up? I’d have to drop Manaea or Gausman probably. Thoughts? (my other pitchers are Carrasco, Salazar, McCullers, and Aaron Sanchez)

    • bigbear says:
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      @Ryan Wheeler: I like Gausman better than any of them for the highest floor. Manaea is probably next, maybe Finnegan.

      But Bundy has the highest ceiling and lowest floor. Dude looked awesome last night. 95 MPH fastball with a 77 curve. His fastball/changeup combo last night was really good. And he mixed in an effective cutter/slider. The cutter is the X factor. It’s the pitch that helped him completely destroy minor league hitting a few years ago. But it’s also the pitch they blame on his arm problems. The O’s haven’t let him use it since his last arm surgery. So his numbers should be better this year than last. OR he’ll blow his arm out again. He’s the ultimate #5 starter.

      I’d drop Manaea for him.

      • Jekuthiel says:
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        @Grey: How about Pineda for Finnegan? Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  4. Primetime says:
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    AssFIP.! Lol.

  5. Manley Ramirez says:
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    LOLed at the Jennings elbow harvesting. Gives new meaning to the term “replacement value player”.

  6. JakeTPE says:
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    Jake and the Fat Man ftw! I can’t recall a single thing about that show. Was it a cop comedy-drama-type deal? I do recall my 8th grade science teacher Mr Klesaris called me Jake and the Fat Man, like I was two people. No joke. He had his sweaters on weekly rotation. M-F always followed the same pattern. For real. I wasn’t much for science but I had great observation skills, honed by watching his sweaters for the school year.

    Superb recap, Grey. Thanks for observing all the baseball goings on for us.

    • Rabbit says:
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      @JakeTPE: I’m pretty sure there have been more Jake and the Fat Man pop culture references by people who have never watched the show than there were people who actually watched the show. I know I have made several dozen references to it but have never seen one episode. I even had a radio show in college called Bunny and the Fat Man. (And yes, that means that my nickname in college was Bunny. And I’m not one of the five girl readers. It was the late 80s, what can I say.)

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Rabbit: Haha. That’s awesome. It’s a safe bet you were a lot of fun in college, right? What music did you play? Did people listen to your show? The reason I ask is that my college had two stations, the one on FM was one of the most popular in the state (I wasn’t on that one of course), and the AM station reached about two dorms via the sprinkler system or some such thing. So even though no one listened, I’d still go do my show, every Friday night, tolerating the mocking of the FM jockeys, and try to get free records from labels and stuff. It does beg the question: if you do a radio show, and no one has the ability to listen, does the show, technically, exist? Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go hunt down some Jake and the Fat Man episodes on YouTube and see if I can make any sense of it. Thanks for writing!

        • mcmi11ions says:
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          @JakeTPE: I’m going to bet that they just put you in a room with an empty shoebox and some knobs dawn on it and told you that was the AM broadcast room.

          • JakeTPE says:
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            @mcmi11ions: That’s not too far off actually. And I remember sophomore year having my show getting bumped by broadcasts of hockey games (that nobody could hear either!).

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Rabbit: That’s awesome!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: I have no clue, never watched it, funny show name tho — thanks!

  7. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Excellent write-up, these get more and more and more intriguing as the season continues!!!

    a. A few one-word expressions that I love – Springer, Church!

    b. Completed my 7-paged assignment early yesterday and sent it off as soon as it was done. Stupid me, because today I got an extra 4-paged assignment. If I’d only kept my mouth shut and sent the 7-paged assignment tomorrow like I was assigned to do???

    c. Keeping with the busy theme, here it is…..

    John Rambo Quote of the day for April 6

    Delmare’s wife: ‘Delmare’s gone.’
    Rambo: ‘What time will he be back?’
    Delmare’s wife: ‘He died.’
    Rambo: ‘What?’
    Delmare’s wife: ‘Died last summer.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Thanks for the song. Yep that’s me.

        Don’t miss tomorrow’s conclusion. Next week the action starts to pick up a bit. By the end of the month, you’d think that we were in Nam or something.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

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          Haha, awesome

  8. RobMac says:
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    Great stuff, Grey!

    To your ‘soft-ass toilet paper’ comment on Cotton (which made me laugh out loud), I’m trying to be patient early in the season but am considering dropping Cotton for:
    A. Finnegan
    B. Cobb
    C. There is no C
    D. Hold him

    Thoughts?

    Thanks!

  9. Ian says:
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    Starting Snell today or waiting to see how he does before you trust him?

    Drop Manaea for Finnegan?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Ian: I’d bench him tonight

    • bigbear says:
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      @Ian: With F.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ian: Wait on Snell… Yes on Finnegan

  10. Tony C says:
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    Grey thanks for the great read this morning on our favorite pastime! Too early to drop Buxton, Broxton or Renfroe for Travis Shaw, Chris Owings, Tomas, Thames or Haniger?

    • Drew G. says:
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      @Tony C: I’m contemplating replacing Broxton with Mazara. 8-team, 5×5, ESPN league. Team build is effectively punting steals, but I drafted Broxton after having some of my other targets sniped from under me. Mazara fits my team build better, but I’m hesitant to drop Broxton after 3 games.

    • Grey

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      @Tony C: Thanks! Buxton looks like a mess, but think you have to give him at least a week

  11. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Yesterday I said SON was against starting Bundy, then you said , “I’d start him” and I did!!

    In the infamous words of JeF, thee of the one F, “Fuck SON”!

  12. Pretty Toney says:
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    Did Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him in Your Lineup” department get laid off? guy has been super quiet so far this year…..we might need a gofundme

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pretty Toney: That’s when players return from DL, hard to return from DL 3 days into season

    • P says:
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      @Pretty Toney:

      Grey should do a podcast where he searches for Kevin, like the Richard Simmons one. I bet Kevin is alive in a basement somewhere eating mac n cheese in front of a pc.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  13. Zach says:
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    Who’s more ownable? Bundy or Finnegan.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zach: Finnegan

  14. RS609 says:
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    Grey, when do you think we see Julio Urias in LA for good? Thanks!

    • B the Esq. says:
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      @RS609: May 1, but they will be careful with his innings in the beginning of the year in the majors. Still worth owning for sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RS609: He’ll throw about 110 IP this year for Dodgers, maybe May, maybe June

  15. Jimbob says:
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    Hey everyone,

    Salazar’s line of 4 earned surprised me, lindor made a bonehead play and threw it in the stands instead of getting the 3rd out. This play caused 2 runs, then mazara scored the run from the error.

    Wouldn’t this make 3 of the 5 runs unearned instead of just 1?

    • CJ says:
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      @Jimbob:

      Agreed I’m almost positive they’ll adjust that.

    • Random Dude says:
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      @Jimbob: I wasn’t watching, but looking at the play by play, I think the fact that Mazara singled following the play resulted in those runs being earned. The only unearned run was Choo, who was at second as a result of the error.

      • Mory says:
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        @Random Dude:

        I was watching. Choo was up with 2 outs and runners on 1st and 2nd. He hit a routine groundball to Lindor, who first tried to run to 2B to get the out, didn’t get there in time, then threw to first in plenty of time, but Edwin wasn’t ready and missed it.

        That’s an inning-ending error (really the error should have been charged to EE, not Lindor). I don’t see why the runs would be earned just because it was technically a fielder’s choice.

  16. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Just bringing this one around again…

    You’ll probably say “just about all of them” haha, but who out of these guys do you see as ‘revolving doors’ who could make way for streamers, hot hitters etc? It’s H2H, 14 teams and pitching is quite tightly held…

    C-Mart
    Cole
    Lackey
    Gray
    Hellickson
    Ryu
    Morton

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Stephen Lyon: Hellickson and Ryu for me.

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Stephen Lyon: Hellickson definitely . . . probably Ryu too, but maybe worth holding if you can for a couple of weeks to see if he’s truly healthy and back to his initial form. He faces Colorado at Coors this week . . . I wouldn’t start him obviously, but if he does well there, that would be a great sign.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Stephen Lyon: Gray and below for me.

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Cram It: Was that a subtle way of saying Gray and blow me?

        • Cram It says:
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          @JeF WiTh 1 F: Is that your way of saying ‘Grey, blow me?’

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Cram It: Ding ding ding…we have a winner

  17. Adam says:
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    Chris owings, Mitch Haniger, or Travis Shaw ROS?
    Standard league

  18. Penis Penis Penis says:
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    Hey Gr~ey,

    Would you drop Daniel Norris for Finnegan or Cobb?

    Thanks!

  19. Fungazi says:
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    April Paxton is great, but May Paxton with a sprained something or nother is just around the corner.

  20. David Arcibar says:
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    In a 12 man league, Should I be waiting on Joe Ross or is he droppable since he probably wont be playing until next weekend?

      • swaggerjackers says:
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        @Grey: Sounds like he might get stuck in the minors longer due to some procedural stuff related to them sending him down initially.

      • TheMadBatter says:
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        @Grey: yeah he won’t be pitching because he needs to stay down in the minors for a total of 10 days before he can be called up to the majors.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, okay

  21. joeg414 says:
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    Pickup McCarthy for the stream vs SD ? 6×6 13 Team Mixed

    • Joeg414 says:
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      @joeg414: or Boyd @ CSW?

    • Damon says:
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      @joeg414:

      I picked up McCarthy in one league, FWIW. Streamonator loves the start. Worried he won’t go much more than 5 innings, though, so I didn’t pick him up in another league with QS.

  22. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Hope you’re doing well. GreAt write up as usual.

    10 team, h2h, standard 5×5 categories:
    My team:
    C: weiters
    1B: Goldy
    2B: Odor
    3B: Rendon
    SS: Correa
    OF: polanco, benitendi, Kepler
    Util: Carlos Santana, Edwin encarnacion, segura
    Bench: rajai

    SP: Pineda, archer, maeda, Folty, snell, Kennedy, hammel, taj Walker, odorizzi, pomeranz, Duffy
    RP: Bedrosian, Ramos, Kimbrel, Giles

    NA: moncada
    DL: Jose de Leon

    A) Do you like finnegan over any of these guys? Kennedy, hammel, folty, snell,

    B) do you like any of these guys over Rajai Davis for a bench bat ? Kevin kiermaier, yuli gurriel, keon Broxton, Chase Headley

    C) do you like Vogt or sandy leon over weiters?

    Thanks!

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Josh-NYC: My .02
      A. I’m dropping Pineda for Finnegan, and that question is the flavor of the day.
      B. Broxton if you are lock step with Grey’s sleeper on him. Rajai is SAGNOF.
      C. No

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh-NYC: Thanks! Agree w/ mcmi11ions

  23. joeg414 says:
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    Different league : Stream : Boyd @ CWS , Skaggs @ Oak or McCarthy ? 12 Team 6×6 mixed

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @joeg414: Skaggs

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Skaggs

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Did i say Skaggs *Checks today’s games* ……….I meant McCarthy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  24. ChrisL says:
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    Good morning,

    Holds+Saves league: For the long run, do I add Grilli, Casilla, Mike Dunn, or B. Shaw?

    Thanks.

  25. Zubaz says:
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    Drop Cotton for Eduardo Rodriguez or Musgrove?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ed-Rod

  26. AntBanks says:
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    T. Walker or J. Eichoff?

    Points league, so volume (and Win-Loss Record) matter.

  27. Jim says:
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    Please rank finnegan , Hellickson & Pineda

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Jim: Just how you have them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: Finnegan, Pineda

      • swaggerjackers says:
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        @Grey: Poor Pineda. One bad start and all his pre season love is gone?

        • DonnieB says:
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          Agree

  28. Synyster says:
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    Drop Perez for Leon or Wieters? 10 man standard league.

    • Synyster says:
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      @Synyster:

      …also any of my SP worth dropping for Finnegan? Verlander, McCullers, Maeda, Cole, Gray, Salazar, Nova, Folty.

      Nothing better than coming into the office and reading these first thing in the morning!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Synyster: Nah, and hold SPs for now — thanks!

  29. joeg414 says:
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    Start Ryu in Col on Friday, or wait ? Get the Cubs in Chi next.

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @joeg414: @ CHI isn’t much better, but I’m sitting Ryu in Colorado.

  30. flo-g-money says:
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    Awesome stuff, as always.

    Renfroe, Buxton, or Kepler ROS? Pts league, steals are only 1 pt

    Walker or Paxton ROS? Pts league.. k’s are worth nothing! Volume, win’s, quality starts and low whip/era rewarded

    Thanks

  31. Chris says:
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    10 team h2h points league that counts (-1) for K’s.

    Should I drop Keon Broxton. I know it’s only a couple of games but Broxton has looked lost and with the K’s and already being benched it has me concerned. Available are Gerardo Parra, Kevin Pillar and Mitch Haniger. Not great options but at least won’t strikeout every other at bat. Your thoughts.

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey: Also noticed that Brandon Drury is also available. Is Haniger still the pick?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • James Goley says:
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            @Grey: If Broxton is lost, maybe we start the Brinson hype??

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Seems doubtful

  32. WDH says:
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    I tell myself every season, do not draft Pineda because he’s just a blowup machine but he always seems to fall to me at a decent price. His slider is sick but his fastball has zero movement and batters crush him!

    Can we drop him already and let some other team have that headache? If so which of these pitchers would you want ROS?
    Snell, Bundy, Glasnow, Finnegan Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @WDH: Ha, yeah, I make same mistake too… Finngean

      • WDH says:
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        @Grey: thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

  33. Cram It says:
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    I have Paxton in that league. I will drop K-Zar before I drop Pax. Seriously, I hate wild/high WHIP guys, I don’t know why I drafted Salazar. You want him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Yeah, I’ll take him

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Gimme Reed.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For Salazar? Offer it to me

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Cram It: You just said Reed then offered a trade for 2 of my guys

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Reed is in there. Just trying to help you trim the fat. No good?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I wanna see Folty pitch once… Don’t worry I’ll prolly drop both within 2 weeks

              • Cram It says:
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                @Grey: Fair enough. I’ll be dropping K-Zar after his next start. So we can find some combo involving those guys or they’ll all be on waivers together.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, perfect

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Grey: Swindler!

  34. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Getting some FAAB bids ready for the weekend . . . assuming no announcements re: PHI or TEX closer, what do you think of the following (out of $100) for someone in a weekly league who’s only closers are Familia and Cam?

    $3 Bush
    $2 Neris
    $1 Casilla (weekly lineups so I see owning a member of a committee being a potential roster spot waste, rather than Bush/Neris, who I can hold on reserve until the hopefully get the gig)

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Nerhis Bush rivals the old OAK lineup of Reddick Semien . . . or sounds like the name you give on a prank call.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mike Leake too

  35. theone189 says:
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    You told your readers not draft Sale 1st 3rounds? LOL! This guy ends up with close to 300k this yr and career high in wins. Taillon pitch good but Betta was missing and Moreland smoked 2 shots that should’ve been gone

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @theone189: Its not about Sale as a stand alone pitcher, what Grey is saying is you don’t need an ace that you have to draft that early to win…You take Sale at pick 25-30 and pass on a Big bat..You take a guy like deGrom around pick 70 and get a better bat earlier you’re in better shape…Take injuries out of it and the drop off from Sale to deGrom isn’t much…But the drop off of the bat if you take Sale is greater.

    • Cram It says:
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      @theone189: You’re an idiot.

      • Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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        @Cram It: Perfect Explanation Jef!

      • nick the dick says:
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        @Cram It: Sugar-coated donuts in the morning? Fuck that, gimme a half doz Old Fashioned.

        • Cram It says:
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          @nick the dick: I totally retract my position from yesterday!

          • nick the dick says:
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            @Cram It: Doesn’t hurt to work the change-up into the arsenal, keep em off balance. The high heat is the most fun to watch.

            • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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              @nick the dick: Agreed…High and tight Cram.

  36. Jose Masini Torres says:
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    I have Neris and Bush stashed as speculative adds. I am down to one add this week. Would you drop either of them, or someone else, to add E.Rodriguez if he has a good start today? Like Finnegan, he too made an adjustment mid-season (when he was sent back to the minors) and had a filthy August and September. If he has a good outing today, you may be writing about buying him tomorrow, so I want to be prepared!

    Team in a 5×5, h2h, 10-cat redraft:

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

    SP – Tanaka, Maeda, Duffy, Hamels, Eickhoff, Liriano, Finnegan
    RP – K-Rod, Treinen, Holland, Neris, Bush

  37. NiceMarmot says:
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    @grey I certainly hope my sarcasm radar is in fine working order and “Mike Pelfrey – Signed a minor league deal with the White Sox. Pelfrey’s been down so long his ERA look up near-five to me. It look up near-five to me. I got fake baseball players showin’ fake love to me. Sorry, was listening to Drake.” was meant as a dig because I see a lot of myself in your quippy dialogue and hope to Allah that you don’t actually like Drake.

  38. Make Richie Sexson Again says:
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    Finnegan or Pineda? By the way, I had Pineda and Dyson leave me a flaming bag of dog poo on my doorstep last night. Bastards!

    • crenshaw07 says:
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      @Make Richie Sexson Again: After reading more comments…seems like Pineda is poo poo. Cobb or Finnegan to replace him?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Finnegan

        • crenshaw07 says:
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          @Grey: Thanks Grey. I will do nice things to your voodoo doll now.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha, no problem

  39. mcmi11ions says:
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    Stream-o-nator is in love with McCarthy today. Grabbed him in all available leagues.

    I play in three H2H leagues, and in two of the three I have no bench bats. I was going to batty call catchers all season cause I look at them like kickers in fantasy football. Being new to the hittertron and Stream-o-nator services is there a big potential difference in keeping Vogt in my lineup today who is around a $-5 value or swapping him out for Cervelli who is around $3? With limited moves per week (7 in one and 4 in the other) I may end up just looking at who will have more value week to week as a whole and sticking with that unless someone is projected for a huge game…case by case basis? Am I just rambling at this point? What’s eating Gilbert Grape?

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @mcmi11ions: AND Pirates v. SAWX is PPD. Guess Cervelli today is out. Still curious on the value difference though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mcmi11ions: I’d hold Vogt, don’t think catcher is worth wasting moves on

  40. Joe Quadres says:
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    SON hates Hammel today. But. If I’m not starting Jason Hammel in the 1st half at Min, he shouldn’t be on my team. Would you start him there in an RCL?

  41. Mike in Busan says:
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    Cobb in a two-start week in Fenway and the Bronx?
    Man, I’m hoping he can get back to that sweet sub-3.00 era

  42. Old School Brother says:
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    Dropped Robbie Ray for Finnegan, I’m also buying into that sweet sweet hype

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Old School Brother: I grabbed Finnegan in one league, but he is on waivers in another. I’m 8th out of 12. Worth it to drop Pineda for him, or are still gambling on Pineda’s upside?

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @mcmi11ions: haha i just saw someone else had the same question above… ignore me. I’m making the move.

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @mcmi11ions: No reason to hold Pineda if you have a possible better option IMO

  43. Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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    Speculative add…Bush or Jeffress for Ottavino?

  44. snarky anklebiter says:
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    I’ve had Salazar for multiple years now. This is my first time with Pineda. I’ve quickly learned that I can’t afford both.

  45. Chucky says:
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    DH type 6×6 OBP, Joc , Odubel, Lamb or Thames? Or stream according?

  46. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Good stuff, Grey

    If I can flip Arrieta for deGrom, do I go for it? Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Sano Chance in Hell: Arrieta is “Viewed” as a level above deGrom so i would think you can get deGrom plus an add in of something that you can use.

  47. 56 and still in it to win it says:
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    Grey, 9 team nl only draft Saturday. You still seem pretty high on Gyorko in the rankings. Not playing every day and platooning with Wong. I know he hit 30 last year, but…Do you expect him to win the job outright or do you just think he’s that good?
    PS I hate close captioning, but ya gotta use it for Peaky (and Narcos), or you’ll miss half the show.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @56 and still in it to win it: Gyorko was basically doing the same thing last year so that’s why Grey expects basically the same production and at bats….nothing guaranteed with that though obviously so I’d go for a more sure thing if possible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @56 and still in it to win it: I’m fighting thru Peaky w/out captioning, but think I should’ve used them… Gyorko platooned last year and hit 30 HRs, plus Wong’s the Cards’ platoon guy

  48. Funny Name says:
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    Didnt start Taillon bc he was in Boston, sonavabench! But it’s ok, I had Dyson in my lineup…

  49. Randy BoBandy says:
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    Lovely stuff this week…Cole, Maeda, Darvish, Salazar. How’s that for a combo of craptacular starts?

  50. Lincecum&Gose says:
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    Was at the Red Sox game last night (Sandy!!). I agree that both starters looked really good. My only caveat with Taillon was that there were a few hard hit balls that would have left the park had it not been cold and raw like ODB’s corpse.

  51. Ashtray says:
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    Finnegan, Bundy, Bush and Jeffress are all available in my league. Would you cut any of these guys to pick them up:

    Duffy
    Cole
    Keuchel
    Taillon
    Paxton
    Richards
    Jon Gray
    Moore
    Ray

    Ramos
    Treinen
    Bedrosian

    • Ashtray says:
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      @Ashtray:

      12 Team H2H 7×7

      pitching cats are the usual plus QS & Losses

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ashtray: Moore for Finnegan, Richards for Bundy

      • Ashtray says:
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        @Grey:
        No Bush?

      • NiceMarmot says:
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        @Packers: @Ashtray: @Grey: I have finnegan, bundy and richards. I’m a little worried about your advice to drop richards. Is this “cramp” more than it appears?

    • Packers says:
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      @Ashtray: Richards.

  52. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    My bullpen is imploding (Dyson 72.00 ERA, Montgomery 13.50 ERA). My question is would you drop Montgomery for Matt Bush of TEX?

    • Ashtray says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: Yup. Montgomery doesn’t have much value outside of HLDs league or if you’re desperate for a back-end starter.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        jef,

        Someone grabbed him. my only other option is Mike Dunn of COL. who can i get for bullpen help?

        • Scott Kimmel says:
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          Jef,

          Would you trade Kenta Maeda for Alex COlome?

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            jef he declined it. he wants a package involving votto cutch,ramirez or sanchez one of them

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Scott Kimmel: No I’d hold Maeda…We are 3 days in and there are already closer spots up in the air…there will be more guys to grab soon enough…don’t make a panic move, sit tight

            • Scott Kimmel says:
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              JeF WiTh 1: besides tex and oak where else

  53. Mvplatter says:
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    Who do you lik better as a speculative add for saves, Nerris or Bush?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Mvplatter: Bush right now…but both are on the cusp,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neris

  54. John says:
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    Trying to get VMart off my bench by trading Albert. Thoughts on this idea with my ragtag team in a 12 team, H2H category league.
    C. Realmuto
    1B Rizzo
    2B. Zobrist
    3B. Seager
    SS Russell
    MI. Harrison (or Owings)
    CI. Freeman
    OF. Melky, Granderson, Kepler, Dyson, Parra ,
    UTIL Albert
    Bench. VMart
    DL. Dahl
    SP Kershaw, Verlander, Quintana, Taillon, Gausman, Nova
    RP. Britton, Melancon, Gregerson (holds league)

    Albert and Z for Cano?
    Albert and Taillon for LeMahieu and Inciarte?
    Albert and Taillon for Blackmon?

    • Grey

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      I’d take Blackmon or Cano, that order

  55. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Hey Grey!

    1) Need best 2 for ROS for UTL spot: Bird, Carlos Gomez, Forsythe , Grichuk ?

    2)Need best 2 for ROS from: R, Ray, Gsellman, Bundy, Nova , T Walker ?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JohnnyBeGood: 1. Bird and Grichuk…2.Gsellman and Nova for me…Not very sexy..but should be much safer than the rest of those guys

      • JohnnyBeGood says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Whaat, Gsellman is pretty sexy lol….thanks JeF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Bird, Grichuk 2. Walker, Ray

      • JohnnyBeGood says:
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        @Grey: 2 D-Backs huh….that makes me nervous, let alone rostering 1 of them..

  56. Josh Tillis says:
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    Lots of gems in here, Grey – Flat earth comment was brilliant. Have to choose between two mediocre bats at 1b for the near future until Desmond gets 1b eligibility (G-d willing). It’s between Adrian Gonzales and Mark Reynolds. Who would you go with?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Josh Tillis: Reynolds

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! A-Gon

  57. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Sale, deGrom, and Paxton combined for 19 shutout innings yesterday. They were also shut out of the win column. And still I remain a slave to the 5×5 format.

    Did you catch the debut of Brockmire? Baseball + black comedy = win. Gotta get my wins from somewhere, I guess.

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Big Magoo: Brockmire is a funny sketch, but not sure it’s going to pan out as a show. Did laugh a couple times at the one liners though.

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Slimcompoop: We’ll see where it goes. I definitely dug the first episode. Think it could have some legs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, didn’t see Brockmire, totally forgot about it… Will look for it On Demand tho, wanted to watch it

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, definitely check it out. Off to a good start.

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, I’m an Azaria fan too. You’ll probably dig it. He seems to have good chemistry with Amanda Peet.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh no! I hate Amanda Peet!

              • Big Magoo

                Big Magoo says:
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                @Grey: Haha, that’s so random. Sounds like my hatred for Greg Kinnear.

                Forget Peet then. Focus on Azaria. He kills it!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Okay, will try my best!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Big Magoo: I died when he quoted his wife as referring to herself as a “sexual astronaut”.

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: When one is Lucy-ing the neighbor, it’s an apt description

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Big Magoo: LOL! Nice, that opening scene is dynamite.

  58. B the Esq. says:
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    Drop Taijuan to pick up Bundy for the back of my pitching staff?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  59. The Great Knoche says:
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    Stayed up late the last couple nights to watch my Oakland Starter loves. Take away was this.

    Manaea is the real deal. Got singled to death in his bad inning and Trout hit a rocket triple later on which happens to a lot of pitchers. Control was solid. Pitch movement was unbelievable. Left a few up in the zone, but was also effective up there. I see the K-rate going up this year and can truly see him as a 9ish K/9 and 2.5 BB/9 starter. Elite Territory. See him as Top 20 at end of year.

    Cotton….not quite so real. A little control issue, and definitely left ball up in middle of the plate way too much. The changeup is elite however. 16 MPH difference between the fastball and hitters cant pick it up. It almost looks like its fluttering up there like a knuckeball. 3 Pitch Strikeout of Trout was a thing of beauty. He was so late waiting on the change he blew 94MPH fastball by him and he wasn’t close. Also needs to command breaking pitch to compliment arsenal better. He could become solid SP3 IF he gets the ball down.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good stuff!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @The Great Knoche: The changeup breaks like a screwball, but he does work up in the zone a ton, and misses bad middle-middle on mistakes at least 3-4 times a start. Not sure if working down in the zone would be good for him though. He’s a flyball pitcher, and those guys get in trouble when they start to transition to a GB approach. If he can figure out how to sequence better he’ll make the jump.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Good point on the flyball’s, Lot of hard hit balls up, Calhoun absolutely tattooed his hit to center. Could have been hardest hit single I’ve ever seen. He worked the change good on outside portion of plate up, but also seemed effective pitching it down and in to the right handers. Think your right though sequencing and breaking ball control are the main key.

  60. Hankp101 says:
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    I see Mesoraco is ready for a rehab assignment. Mesoraco or d’Arnaud for a nl only catcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      d’Arnaud

  61. Mike says:
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    Who would you rather have, Garret Richards or Jon Gray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  62. Five-On-One says:
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    Jeffress or Nate Jones as a bench stash for saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jeffress

  63. Slimcompoop says:
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    I’ll take 7HR’s and then Zimmerman hit’s the DL with a shoulder injury. Good stuff today. Laughed on the Elvis Andrus blurb. Mazara!

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Slimcompoop: Left-center field at Chavez Ravine…that one was good as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  64. Murph says:
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    I’m a rosterbator – cant help myself. Drop Casilla for Bush? Drop Rodon for Finnegan, Bundy or Cobb? Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: Hold Casilla…. Finnegan

      • Murph says:
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        @Grey: Your Greyness, I appreciate it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

  65. 2qbn says:
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    I reluctantly drafted Sano and am loving this hot start. He’s Miguel In-Sano right now. Once he starts whffing again he’ll be Miguel “Just” Sano.

    Ba dum tish

    Order of best to worse between SP’s: Walker, Lynn, Bundy and Finnegan?

    Gracias, Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2qbn: Haha… Walker, Finnegan

  66. Sky

    Sky says:
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    I’m here to publicly air my grievances against MLB rules that make no god damn sense. Bottom of the 5th, two on, two out, Salazar pitches to Choo. Choo hits a slow grounder to short. Lindor scoops, tries to beat the runner to 2nd and fails, then throws wild to first, allowing both runs to score. Summary of play:

    ‘Choo reaches on a fielder’s choice, fielded by SS Lindor. Lucroy scores. Gallo scores. Choo to 2nd. Throwing error by Lindor’.

    Mazara follows this mess with an RBI single, scoring Choo. The only run they count as being unearned was Choo…WHAT?!?! So if Lindor had just thrown wild to 1st rather than trying to step on the bag at 2nd, it would’ve been an error and none of the runs earned. I.E., the most illogical loophole designed. Of course, no Mazara single, no runs earned…at least I think that’s the case. Either way, my LU says ‘FU MLB’ for that borked line of rule thinkin’.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Preach on, brother

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        The part that drives me nuts in the whole process is they don’t normally assume a base. I believe it was Gallo on 1st, Lucroy on 2nd, but lets give them the benefit of the doubt and say Lucroy on 3rd. So FC means everyone moves up a space, then the error happens. So let’s say, Lucroy scores on a FC and say it’s earned. Gallo on 2nd isn’t an assumed score on that Mazara single so it should’ve only been 1 ER at most, not the 2 he got tagged with. GAAAAHHHH

        FIRE

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I also think it’s stupid when a double play is obvious and the 1st baseman bungles it, and they don’t assume the DP — scorekeepers can’t make a judgment call on a DP, but they can on everything else?

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            EXACTLY…when do we march!?! Assumed bases matter!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m wearing my pussy hat!

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Awesome, I’ll bring the Pepsi!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  They say you can’t save the world’s problems, but we just did!

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    It’s true, I brought Pepsi to North Korea and gave it to fat daddy Kim and stopped communism with it! Of course, the Pepsi was laced with cyanide, but details!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You should’ve just shook the can and sprayed him in the face…You risked him not drinking it

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Didn’t wanna take the chance of searing my eyes with him taking his close off in front of me. I imagine he looks like a very large Mandu covered in hair.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      More like a soup dumpling that’s filled with piss and vinegar

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      In a piss and vinegar soup so even that dumpling is bland in its environment.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      HA

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Sky: I feel like assumed bases matter would hold their rally’s in parking lots ala tailgate style

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    Beer + rally = riot fires. Gonna have to be ice tea at those things.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Sky: Ahahahaha. This is awesome.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            There’s likely something in the rule books that explains away the idiocy, but if someone tried to read it to me, I’d take the book and hit them with it. Giving me a reason for stupid existing doesn’t make stupid any less stupid.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Therefore, books are stupid

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                And THAT’s how Trump won the election! Can’t wait until we start trying to grow vegetation by watering with Brawndo!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You see the size of tomatoes nowadays? Think we’re already doing that

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    Can’t wait until President Camacho goes into the 2020 elections like:

                    President Camacho

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      My favorite thing Terry Crews ever did was be the voice on Waze, the driving directions app — seriously.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      And I’ve liked a lot of what he’s done!

                    • Sky

                      Sky says:
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                      Haha, as you should! I stand by Old Spice being his best work but really, he’s clearly a man of the people with his body of work.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      The best is when you get to a destination and he’s like, “You’re here, fool!”

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, he’s so good

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Sky: I needed this this morning and now to download the waze app

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Sky: the next trump rally will be a book burning event where his supporters unlevel their couches and bring their phone books to burn because as they say, ” we ain’t got no fancy books in our here homes” while the millennials watch and giggle because the only books they have read are e books.

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    Hahaha…and it’ll actually be a Trump Monster Truck Rally by the time we get there.

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          @Sky:
          Hahah
          Sky!

  67. Steve says:
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    Pineda’s start has me spooked… try to trade him for Manaea? Better target? Nova? Shoemaker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoemaker

  68. Chad says:
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    Looking for some weaknesses in my team, so I can do some trading. Need help, thanks!
    Lucroy
    Rizzo
    Kinsler
    Seager
    Machado
    Matte
    Polanco
    K. Davis
    Pence
    Tomas
    Gardner
    Castellanos
    Shaw
    Crawford
    C. Santana
    Pitching: C. Martinez, Felix, Sanchez, Quintana, Bundy, Kennedy, T. Walker, Moore, Holland, Treinen, Johnson, and Gomez. The league is a 10 team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Waivers prolly has guys better than Gardner and Moore

  69. hotmilk8 says:
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    would you drop any of these sp for Finnegan?
    Walker,Richards,Lynn,J.Ross,

    Thanks Grey

    • hotmilk8 says:
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      @hotmilk8:
      10 Team Pts League

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Richards

  70. Timothy Weltzer says:
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    Drop Ottavino for Matt Bush? I have Holland as my closer but i don’t know if i trust him yet.

    Also, start Robbie Ray today? Stream-o-nator says its an okay start but already got burned by Kluber and Pineda.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes…. Yes…

      • Quack Attack is Back says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks! My user name has to be the worst ever

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bottom five

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          My apologies tho if that’s your real name

  71. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Grey!

    16 team H2H points league… redraft

    I’ve been offered my Syndergaard for his Archer and Shoemaker… which side gets the better deal?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  72. Jeff says:
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    Do we still like Kyle Seager more than Bregman? And is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  73. RicoSuave says:
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    thanks

  74. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Which would you start today?
    Buxton vs Hammel
    Broxton vs Senzatela

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buxton

      • dubjay says:
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        @Grey:
        Hmm. Not sure if there was a right choice there.
        Buxton goes 0-4 again
        Broxton has some rookie pitcher attempt rhinoplasty on him. But at least he would have kept my average intact.
        I stand corrected. Broxton would have been the right move.

        • dubjay says:
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          @dubjay:
          On a more serious note, glad to see that he walked off the field and seems like he will be ok.

          • dubjay says:
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            @dubjay:
            Man he was lucky to be wearing that face guard

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  75. Tokyofantasy says:
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    Great

    Great
    Great to see MLB season back again to enjoy your fine writing, Grey!

    First time playing in 10er roto this year. Only played 11 or more in the past.

    My question is this early in the season, should I hold on to promising arm like Finnegan or just stream all the way.

    Interested in Finnegan and Bundy, but there are plenty of other arms available on the wire, like Gio, Wacha, Nova, Wheeler, Eduardo Rodriguez, McHugh, Guerra, etc.

    Currently owns Snell and streaming from the above options. If you are to choose two, what would you recommend?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Hold Finnegan & Snell for now

      • Tokyofantasy says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the swift response! Wish I get answer like that with my work…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  76. Huddy says:
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    So I’m watching the Angels last night, Richards looking good, then…..well, Richards and his arm don’t get along… panic move and I drop him. My SP rotation:
    Scherzer, Darvish, Archer, Paxton, Snell, Pineda, Foltynewicz, Glasnow.
    Would you drop any for Richards, if so, how much FAAB (out of 100) to secure him back ha! Or too risky already.
    Thanks for the write up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  77. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Drop Cotton for Bundy in a 12 teamer with limited moves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, not with limited moves, but not sure what that means

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey:
        50 moves for the whole season

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold for now

  78. MarvPesos

    Josh says:
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    Grey,
    H2H 10-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS)

    I’ve got my team below and I’ve included the guys available on the waiver wire. I drafted a pretty good team but with H2H, I’m always looking to improove my roster. I will be looking at making some trades this weekend, but can I get your advice:
    A) If Pomeranz pitches well on Sat, who would you drop to bring him in?
    B) When making trade offer, any guys on the roster who (in your view) has more value/name value now and most likely wont live up to it (hence I’m more willing to part with)
    C) Do you see any guys worth swapping out based on my team VS the wire (ie Finnegan, Wieters or an RP) ?

    Waiver:
    Hit – J. Ellsbury, G. Parra, E. Thames, E. Escobar, M. Wieters, H. Pence, K. Kiermaier, C. Dickerson, M. Moustakas, S. Vogt
    PIT – B. Finnegan, Junior Guerra, Joe Musgrove, J. Zimmermann, Jason Hammel, Collin McHugh, Tyler Anderson
    RP – R. Iglesias, J. Johnson, G. Holland, F. Rodney

    My Team (Goldschmember):
    C – Evan Gattis
    1B – Paul Goldschmidt
    2B – Brian Dozier
    3B – Kyle Seager
    SS – Jonathan Villar
    Mi- Alex Bregman
    CI – Nolan arenado
    LF – Ryan Braun
    CF – Charlie Blackmon
    RF – Lorenzo Cain
    Util- Jackie Bradley Jr.
    BN – Tommy Joseph
    BN – Jon Schoop
    DL – Tom Murphy

    Sp – Madison Bumgarner
    SP – Jake Arrieta
    SP – Carlos Carrasco
    RP – A.J. Ramos
    Rp – Netfali Feliz
    P- Chris Sale
    P -Taijuan Walker
    BN- Ivan Nova
    BN – Vince Velasquez
    BN – Mike Foltynewicz
    BN – Robert Gsellman
    DL – Drew Pomeranz

    thanks in advance bud!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. He’s pitching on Tuesday now, drop him tho B. Arrieta C. Not yet

  79. Los Putos says:
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    Reports on GRich after the game revealed a biceps cramp. No MRI scheduled. GRich was reported to be back in the locker room laughing it up with the rest of the team after the win.

    Adjust accordingly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, until his next start

      • Los Putos says:
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        @Grey: Yup. :(

  80. Lipson says:
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    Should I ride Leon’s hot streak and dump Russell Martin, or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  81. Robert Booher says:
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    Testing out what my username will come up as…assuming that it comes up as my real name, how do I change that? I keep trying to edit my profile but it says I am not allowed to access the page…

    I’ll throw in something that’s interesting to me, at least- you see Ivan Nova’s home/road splits last year? Severe homeschooler. Though not so much in 2015, so I’m not sure what to do with that…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ping rudy @ razzball.com — he can fix it for you — Nova’s gonna be fun to watch, hoping strides he made are real, and not Sear-mirage

      • Robert Booher says:
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        @Grey: Cool, thanks!

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Dropped Taijuan for a streamer spot – picked up Mini Donkey, but then didn’t want to throw him back so I dropped Souza for Nova. I know, why am I telling you this? Because I want to see if I managed to change my username

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup!

    • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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      @Robert Booher: This happened to me yesterday – and Gray just made fun of me :(

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Bye Felidia!

  82. Moscowitz says:
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    Madson or Matt Bush in a holds and saves league. Thing is, i drafted Madsen to be my thrid closer, but now he is not closing and the Ks are not there and wont be there. I could get Bush who provides Ks and holds and i think has a shot to become the closer pretty soon. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bush

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      tho not with limited moves

      • Moscowitz says:
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        @Grey: Haha….thanks a bunch for paying attention :)

  83. Joe Quadres says:
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    Owings or Saladino to replace Xander this weekend?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saladino

  84. Boy Wonder says:
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    14 Team H2H redraft weekly league

    drop Sam Dyson for Fernando Rodney?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  85. Aaron says:
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    2 questions:
    Moreland or Reynolds as bench bat?

    Drop one of Buxton, Margot or Jankowski for Finnegan?

    12 team roto yahoo with ops and qs added, rostering an extra sp.

    • Aaron says:
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      @Aaron: for part two alternately drop Cotton for Finnegan instead of one of the hitters.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure

  86. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Finnegan or Wacha? Feel like both have some upside.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Finnegan

  87. Alex says:
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    Drop Bird and Keon for Schoop and Piscotty (who just got dropped?) Is this a dumb question? Am I being too precious with my sleepers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keon for Piscotty

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Word thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

  88. Boy Wonder says:
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    Drop Sam Dyson for streaming?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  89. J-FOH says:
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    I know this stout sexy sob who was all about Finnegan’s wake this off season. Oh yeah! I’m in Vegas so your blah negative comment can’t effect me….hehe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  90. ryanoger says:
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    Top 2 for holds this year?

    Feliz, Blanton, Neris, Siegrist, Phelps, or Strickland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blanton, Siegrist

  91. jason bourne says:
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    Awesome Jake and the Fat Man reference. I didn’t watch it either. Now I’m curious. Must’ve been one of those shows on date night. What can I say? I can’t play fantasy MLB this year. My gf put her foot down and said no. I am cock blocked. I’ve been tempted to cheat as Yahoo just tries to lure you in, but she is SERIOUS. I am reading you, too. Is that cheating? I am fantasizing playing fantasy. So what else is new? I’m sharpening up my culinary skills. Have you tried shishito peppers yet? It’s like playing Russian Roulette with a pepper shaped bell pepper. 1 in 10 peppers are hot. On the level of jalapeno peppers, but better looking and tastier. The one you get could be really hot like a really hot jalapeno. Grill to a blister and toss it in nachos, burritos, popcorn, hamburgers, hot dogs. Or whatever you put jalapenos on. Chow (pun intended).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…Yeah, that’s exactly what they’re like… “Ooh, so good…Ooh, yummy…Oh crap that was hot AF!”

      • jason bourne says:
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        @Grey: Maybe 1 out of 10 is like waiting for Travis Jankowski to get on, so dip a few in habaneros sauce or even a drop of ghost pepper sauce before ha ha.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  92. jon says:
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    I have Yaddy Molina currently in a 10 team league

    Vogt, Weiters, Gattis, wellington Castillo, leon or stay with Molina…. only for this season

    league stats: R 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB AVG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wieters

  93. Cram It says:
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    Rookie Davis is not the answer. Bring up Sal Romano!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes!

  94. Hooray A Marte Partayyy says:
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    Would you drop J Ross or R Ray for Finnegan?

  95. Buxton Turner Overdrive says:
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    14-Team H2H League:
    SP – Stras, McCullers, Roark, Eickhoff, Snell, Hammel, Folty, Wheeler, Norris
    RP – Treinen, Iglesias

    Drop any of my pitchers for Bush?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Norris

  96. filmmeaway says:
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    H2H 6×6 standard+OBP
    Who should be the starting SS btwn Nunez or Semien?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nunez

  97. jaybo says:
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    @grey I need to drop one of my starters for a reliever, it’s a 10 league so I probably want to drop the one with the lowest upside. Who do I drop Ray, Sanchez, Shoemaker, Walker, Pineda, Jon Grey, Velasquez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

  98. SallyCips says:
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    First week thoughts, I’m glad I waited on starting pitching. Hamels, Tallison, and to a lesser extent Shoemaker and Wainwright have done fine. We’ll see how Velasquez and Glasnow do to close the week for me, but I think I’m happy not grabbing a stud and making my lineup better.

    Thinking about grabbing Folty off the wire…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

    • Cram It says:
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      @SallyCips: They’ve had one start, but overreaction does go both ways.

  99. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Have to drop one of the following (2 DL spots). Who do I drop?: Matz, Rodon, or Dahl?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz

  100. Seth says:
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    Hi Grey! Keeper question, from an NL-only 5×5 eight-team league — I can keep four of these five:

    $1 Domingo Santana
    $2 Orlando Arcia
    $9 Stephen Piscotty
    $16 Christian Yelich
    $19 Gregory Polanco

    It’s a small league, 19 bucks may not be much of a steal for Polanco. What do you think? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Domingo

  101. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    you forgot to answer my other questions below! It’s ok, I’m still your #1 Fan ;)

    10 team, h2h, standard 5×5 categories:
    My team:
    C: weiters
    1B: Goldy
    2B: Odor
    3B: Rendon
    SS: Correa
    OF: polanco, benitendi, Kepler
    Util: Carlos Santana, Edwin encarnacion, segura
    Bench: rajai

    SP: Pineda, archer, maeda, Folty, snell, Kennedy, hammel, taj Walker, odorizzi, pomeranz, Duffy
    RP: Bedrosian, Ramos, Kimbrel, Giles

    NA: moncada
    DL: Jose de Leon

    A) Do you like finnegan over any of these guys? (SUPPLEMENT: You originally said that I should drop Pineda.. but Hammel is imploding.. does your answer stay the same?) Pineda, Kennedy, hammel, folty, snell,

    B) do you like any of these guys over Rajai Davis for a bench bat ? Kevin kiermaier, yuli gurriel, keon Broxton, Chase Headley

    C) do you like Vogt or sandy leon over weiters?

    D) Who is my revolving door or pitchers? Which pitchers do you see as being droppable if someone is to burst out on the scene?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Sure, Hammel B. Not right now C. No D. It’s early

  102. wfriedman says:
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    When can I drop Buxton? It’s too early, isn’t it? But the doode is killing me.

    I almost asked Trevor May this question (really!). Fun fact: Trevor May streams video games, mostly Overwatch, on Twitch. He’s playing Overwatch and interacting with his chat as I type this. I think it’s cool, but I’m a nerd. https://www.twitch.tv/iamtrevormay

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, still too early

  103. Los Putos says:
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    ESPN reporting Broxton took a fastball to the face. Left game under his own power

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  104. lucasred says:
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    Tommy Joseph or Mark Reynolds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      To-Jo

  105. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Update on Kenon Broxton

    Broxton was hit in the face in the bottom of the second inning of Thursday’s game against the Rockies. After being hit, the outfielder was able to walk off the field under his own power, albeit while sporting a bloody nose. The Brewers figure to pass along word as to the extent of Broxton’s injury in the coming hours.

  106. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-team H2H OPS

    Been offered I.Desmond and Bird for C.Davis.

    Davis is my CI.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  107. The Great Knoche says:
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    Lynn looks good.

    Broxton, not so much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  108. ryanoger says:
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    Kepler, Schoop, Buxton, Deshizz

    Do I have those ranked correctly? Who’s the first to go?

    thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Look good

  109. Eric J Lyman says:
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    Hi there Grey:

    How patient should I be with Delino DeShields in a 14-team roto league? We don’t have many bench spots, so I was thinking I’d drop him if something doesn’t change by this weekend. Or are we already at that point?

    Without DeShields, do I have enough speed for a 14-teamer? Right now, I have Villar and Marte, who you predict will approach 40 steals each, Au Shizz!, projected for more than 20, and five other guys who are expected to log double-digits (Springer, Kepler, Owings, Brad Miller, Devon Travis). I could gran Leonys Martin on waivers, but I’d rather look to address other needs if I can afford to.

    Sorry to post a question with so many moving parts! And thanks for your help….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can drop Delino…. Grab Leonys

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

  110. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    I have one team with Keon Broxton, Piscotty, and Giancarlo in the outfield. So many balls to the face.

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz:
      I will not make an obvious joke
      I will not make an obvious joke
      I will not make an obvious joke

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • @Enrique: Just figured out what I was doing wrong. I posted above (about Delino) but it didn’t recognize my login. Nothing to see here….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      SATs

  111. William Hung says:
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    Who is rolling the dice on Liriano tomorrow? I’m thinking of swapping out Pineda for Liriano as a streamer play.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not me

  112. Ryan says:
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    Pineda or Bundy ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

  113. Los Putos says:
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    Third SB for Dozier on the year.

    25/30 guy?
    30/30?

    40/40??!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  114. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey. Pence or Panik in a head to head points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pence

  115. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Puig (has gone deep twice today (figured things out?)), Mazara, or Leonys Martin?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe, Mazara

  116. Jon says:
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    Add Gsellman over Folty, Lackey, Shoemaker, or Pineda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  117. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    just got a trade offer.

    I give up Cutch and Roark for Duffy and Colome. Make it or pass?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey is it fair and tell me why make the deal

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey

        Would you drop Mike Montgomery for Mike Dunn?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            he may get a few more save opportunities.

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            what do you think?

  118. John Schwind says:
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    Considering Moreland is Hot Garbage & Hanley is injuring himself as I type this, do you think Sam Travis gets called up before June in Boston? Dude can rake.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not unless one is injured

  119. Shitwolf says:
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    Oh man I hate early season decisions!

    I got all add happy and picked up bundy and finnegan dropped zunino my catcher and folty

    But now I have no catcher for next week

    Do I

    A) drop my lowest bench Broxton or devon Travis for a catcher
    B) drop a pitcher: bundy snell Gray are my lowest for a catcher
    C) the catchers availivle are: Rupp hedges darnauld gome or cervelli tom Murphy will be available later off DL
    D)damn those catchers look bad do I hold and go no catcher lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B. Snell — Hedges

  120. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Puig or Broxton 6×6 OPS ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey:
        Puig has two 2 run homers, 3 rs 4 rbi, 2 bb’s and a SB, Today

        For the season:
        gp AB RS H HR RBI SB BA OBP
        4 11 5 5 3 5 1 .455 .600

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Glad I inadvertently drafted him in 2 leagues

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            @Grey:
            Have had Puig on my dynasty bench for the last two year’s, only cause of the Pirates rain-out today, is he even in my lineup..woo hoo

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  121. nick the dick says:
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    Alright, enough of this making the guy in my league who has Puig, Ellsbury, Andrus, Moustakas, Castellanos and Grandal feel good about his lineup. It’s just silly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      With Ms. Cleo dead, I can’t explain that!

  122. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Broxton breaks nose; won’t go on DL; remains badass.

    • nick the dick says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: I’ll believe it when Malicious Phenom copy and pastes this news after we all hear it

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @nick the dick:

        LOL, Didn’t want to disappoint you Nick!

        Keon Broxton breaks nose, won’t go on DL

        Keon Broxton suffered a small nasal fracture after being hit in the face by a pitch from Rockies starter Antonio Senzatela on Thursday.
        Things could have been much worse for Broxton if he wasn’t wearing a protective flap over his face. The Brewers said he won’t be placed on the disabled list. “He avoided something incredibly serious,” said a relieved manager Craig Counsell. Kirk Nieuwenhuis replaced Broxton in the field on Thursday and would probably start in his place if he misses any time. Consider Broxton day-to-day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Now if he could just get a hit or three

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?:

      Check this out Paul 417B:

      Broken nose, that’s nothing for a bad dude like Brox. During the off-season after some of his boys in the hood got all drunk and Keon got his face busted up pretty good in a fist fight. Also got his busted face arrested mouthing off at the cops after the fight..

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  123. William Hung says:
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    The O’s fan in my league dropped Fernando Rodney for Dylan Bundy – so now my RP heavy team is tempted to be a little bit more RP heavy…

  124. royce! says:
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    Oooh, Bethancourt’s back in! Everyone tune to the Padres game!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: 3 consecutive walks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          This experiment is going swimmingly!

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: make it 4!

  125. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    How about a AL only league, reallyy splitting hairs, Yan Gomes or J Castro in MIN

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomes

  126. Hi again Grey–

    I see lots of SP questions so far, but not one with these three guys. How would you rank Lance Lynn, Finnegan, and Foltynewicz? It’s for a 15-teamer, roto league.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nothing changed from preseason on them

  127. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Man, it’s really dragging to have Rajai, Keon, and Jank as my “sneaky late speeders / OF 3-5” in the early going! I don’t mind waiting, but concerned for all 3’s lineup security if they can’t get going (Rajai esp.).

    Do you like Parra, Dickerson, Peralta over any of them? (Dahl and JD Mart are on my DL btw).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson over Jank

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: oo surprise! Speaking of rays, Souza over Dickerson or nah?

  128. rick says:
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    correa jon-gray for segura DJ Happ?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @rick:
      hold

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms:
        better yet, I want Correa side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correa

  129. dubjay says:
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    Is anyone starting Snell today? Id like to start him. At least he’s pitching at home and actually doesnt have bad numbers vs the Jays so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not

      • dubjay says:
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        @Grey:
        Would you rather this start vs the Jays at home or on the road @NYY? I have a hard time sitting pitchers. I know sometimes the best play is to not start em. But I don’t really see the point in drafting a pitcher just to sit him. Would you start him in a H2H?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Home is always better

          • dubjay says:
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            @Grey:
            I need that prayer circle

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Shouldn’t have started him

              • dubjay says:
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                @Grey:
                He’s been fine apart from that one inning. Unfortunately that seems to be the story quite often with young pitchers. He tried to overthrow his way past Donaldson and Bautista. Then Morales came up and unloaded on him.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah

  130. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    16 team QS h2h league i have all of:
    lackey/thor/skaggs/j.garcia/chen/karns/shoemaker/andriese

    drop any for e-rod, recently dropped by somebody for mccarthy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andriese

  131. JashFath

    JashFath says:
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    “I’m convinced he could hit 12 homers in April and still finish with less than 20 homers on the year.”

    He’s literally done that before. Yeah, he got hurt, but I’m with you in thinking that he still wouldn’t have reached 20 that season lol.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, exactly

  132. muskysmell says:
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    Yoooo wattup mang…what are your thoughts on Cobb in the early going?

    He’s slated for 2-starts next week. @NY, @BOS…

    11-team, mixed, roto…should I Ashy Larry it up and gamble?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch him in those matchups

  133. Dommattingly says:
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    Dropped Gio for Gsellman when the game started, now feeling I should maybe go get Gio back. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go back

  134. dubjay says:
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    Grabbed Jeffress last night thinking that Dysons days as closer might be numbered. Bush was already taken.
    Would you drop Jeffress for J.Gomez? Or is that just asking for trouble.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • dubjay says:
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        @Grey:
        Yeah you’d drop him or yeah thats just asking for trouble?
        Keep Jeffress to see what happens in the rangers pen or grab Gomez?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lose Jeffress for Gomez

  135. Matt says:
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    Hey grey,

    Would you trade Freddie freeman for wil Myers and Danny Salazar in a dynasty league?

    I need starting pitching terribly bad

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  136. FrankGrimes says:
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    Draft Day: Buxton still available?
    Thinks back to september.. ok cool I’ll grab him.

    Three games into season: he sucks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha!

  137. goodfold2 says:
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    30 team roto. 6X6 with holds, OPS added. dynasty. waivers tonight, got enough money for 4 players.
    C d’arnaud
    CI (2) mostsuckass/mini donkey
    MI segura/drury
    OF (3) rosario/joyce/revere
    util (1) alonso
    BN altherr/coghlan
    DL desmond/beltre
    SP (would prefer 6) sale/quintana/davies/hughes/urena (can call up r.lopez later)
    RP (same, prefer 6), n.jones/gregerson/vincent/salas
    DL m.cabrera (and could call up m.ynoa WSOX)
    in some of the 4 weeks of bidding i barely missed guys i was targeting (saunders/cargo 2) but then we have an last gasp period of bidding on all the guys who weren’t won earlier, and i had around an extra 10 out of 110 so i made sure i won some starters in mini donkey and alonso.

    so i clearly have holes at OF, MI, SP, RP. what order should i go about waiver setting if these are best options:
    OF: e.carrera/asche/collins/captain kirk/j.martinez/marisnick/bourjos/hazelbaker/cardullo/nava
    MI: rosales/torres, drew, amarista, rojas, barney,adames,
    C: mathis/iannetta/pina
    SP: richard, garza, mitchell, covey, milone, suter, colby cheese, fister,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asche, Collins, Nava, Martinez…. I have no preference on MI…. They’re all terrible…. Mathis, Iannetta…. Richard, Garza, they’re all bad, so if you feel better about someone, go for it

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: i’m going off rudy’s raters, unless a guy has a job now, like milone over colby/fister. gotta think zeke carrera is highest OF since starting job.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah: e.carrera/asche/collins

          The rank you have is right

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @goodfold2: that being said, with the randomly chosen 10th waiver (can’t complain about that one) i won’t get either of richards/zeke

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @letsgobravos: what i want to know is just who that guy’s blowing to take up any amount of time in NY media, and i don’t pay any attention to that, but it appears to be a lot. this isn’t like when m.jordan tried baseball or golf, at least he was good at one sport (like really good)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  138. letsgobravos says:
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    Harvey with a good start. Matt Kemp just obliterated his last pitch of the night though. Second homer of the game for him. Hard to believe Kemp is only 32. It seems like a really long time ago when he was an elite fantasy option.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  139. goodfold2 says:
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    anybody else in deep enough spots to have r-zimm? he’s doing awesomely thus far. wanting to add him if i have a roster spot to play over to-jo currently.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m in deep enough leagues, but don’t have him….

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: 16 teamers with CI/MI/5 OF and at least 2 utils where i drafted prospects due to them being dynasty, 20 teamers where i have a bunch of prospects and/or desmond injured.

  140. Russell says:
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    Hey Grey!

    12 Team H2H Categories

    J.D. Martinez worth my number 3 waiver priority?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  141. Russell says:
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    Sorry don’t mean to get greedy with the questions but one more…
    12 Team H2H Catagories, could you rank these SP for who you would want most ROS

    Pineda, Liriano, Nova, Gsellman, Finnegan, Bundy

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Finnegan, Nova

  142. FrankGrimes says:
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    AuShizz!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @FrankGrimes: not as late this time.

  143. Mr Baseball says:
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    Kyle Freeland is a left hand pitcher going at Coors field – If Joc Peterson is in the lineup do you start him

  144. Nicknice says:
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    Drop Ian Kennedy for t. Walker

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Nicknice:
      meh

  145. Andy says:
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    5×5 yahoo h2h
    Itching to grab joe Ross to stream maybe keep
    Can I drop
    One of Two bench bats
    Buxton or dyson (can use steals)
    OR rpm
    NeriS or grilli
    Or sp Kennedy ?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Andy:

      Can you? Yes.
      Do it!

  146. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Who should I drop for a H2H streamer spot – Pineda or Gray?

  147. Jnevs23 says:
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    Urias is eating up one of my bench spots. Taillion, Bundy, Finegan are on waivers. Wait out Urias or grab one of those arms?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Jnevs23:
      Do it! Grab more than one ??

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Jnevs23: if you don’t have an NA slot drop urias entirely. he’s not likely to get many innings, won’t get any for a while, and taillon could be nearly as good on a per inning basis anyway

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @goodfold2: and it’s lucky you can just address this now rather than the day you heard urias wasn’t starting now.

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