“Just Dong Just Dong Just Dong Just Dong Just Dong…oh, and Just Dong. Then, when you get tired, and wanna go home, Just Dong some more.” That was the guy who hired Quasimodo to ring the bell at Notre Dame. It was also the Red Sox yesterday. Leading the Red Sox yesterday in the Just Dong parade of Just Dongers was none other than, you guessed it, Just Dong Martinez (4-for-6, 4 runs, 4 RBIs), who hit his 3rd, 4th and 5th homers, as he hits .472. Hey, Preseason Grey who hated J.D. Martinez, you suck. Always seem to get myself in trouble when I try to time the end of guys’ productiveness, rather than just going with guys until they’re no longer liable. Whit Merrifield and Nelson Cruz come to mind, too. So, I trust Just Dong now, right? Well, no, not entirely, but I also can’t point to any reason not to trust him, so process of elimination tells me, he’s a younger version of Nelson Cruz. Call him Nelson Dongz. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Rafael Devers – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs hit his 3rd and 4th homer, hitting .250, and finally one of the hitters I took in the first two rounds doing something. I am not Eloy’ing myself early on.

Alex Verdugo – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs hit his 1st homer. Sonavabench! In one of those bi-weekly leagues, I put him on my bench Friday, because the Red Sox weren’t playing and why isn’t every team playing on Friday? Are we taking it easy on Dan Pants for his Friday roundups? Load it up on Pants, he can handle it!

Maikel Franco – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .229. Donkey Teeth’s AL MVP preseason choice looking strong!

Trey Mancini – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer. One more homer and Trey will have hit a trey. If it’s a 3-run homer, then the world will implode, so get your affairs in order.

Christian Yelich – Left the game with a bad back. Ah, the spirit of Ryan Braun is alive and well in Milwaukee.

Adrian Houser – 5 IP, 0 ER, 10 baserunners (4 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 1.80. Still like Houser in deeper leagues, but that wasn’t a great start. How’sever, his next start is a go pitcher on the Streamonator.

Keston Hiura – Homered on Saturday, and might’ve been getting hot, so he was benched on Sunday. Ah, yes, the ol’ “get hot, then bench” maneuver. Often leads to “Hey, I have dandruff?” because of the head-scratching.

Avisail Garcia – 1-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games. Hot schmotato alert, or as Prince Fielder calls him, “The reason why I spent a half mil on a divorce attorney.”

Daniel Ponce de Leon – 1 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 11.37. His name is ironic, because this start aged me five years.

Chris Owings – Hit the IL with a sprained thumb. No one knows when the injury occurred, and it’s believe that he was telling Bud Black for days, but Black thought he was correcting the pronunciation of his name, “Okay, I won’t say Oh…ings anymore, I will say Ow…ings.” Black should play Hampson or even Hilliard now, but knowing Black this will somehow lead to the Rockies trading for Todd Frazier.

Anthony DeSclafani – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 0.82. Is it me or does everyone get mad that people shorten his name to the genre of music Disco vs. the Ska? It is just me, isn’t it?

Brandon Belt – 1-for-2, 2 runs and a slam (1) and legs (1). Fun fact! A Bra-Belt is what happens when a girl has on a chastity belt and goes down a water slide.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – Could return on Friday, and then get re-injured about ten days from then. I’m sorry, I don’t want to be Mr. Hater, the hater of all things wonderful. I do not have a PhD, a quote-unquote player hating degree. But, yeah, I don’t see how he injures himself twice in ten days on non-contact, then is just fine. I have him on a team too, so I hope I’m wrong, but, yeah.

Chris Paddack – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.63. Way to show that fantastically terrible, horrendously awful hitting team, the Rangers, who is the boss. Beginning to think Paddack is more last year than 2019.

Adrian Morejon – Left yesterday’s start with an elbow/forearm strain. Oh, is that it? *watches as my computer magically moves the cursor to drop Morejon without me touching the mouse* Smart computer.

Trent Grisham – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in two days, and he’s only been back three days, and you doubted him, didn’t you? It’s okay to admit it, I doubted him.

Mike Foltynewicz – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners (3 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 4.09. Faultyquiznossandwitz is a bridge too far for my streaming, no matter how deep the league.

Brent Honeywell –  2 IP, 0 ER as he was recalled from the alternate training site. Wanna hear something funny that’s not funny at all? I simply googled Brent Honeywell fantasy, and clicked on the Razzball article from last year. Regarding what to expect:  I don’t know, and I don’t think anyone does. That article I linked to two (stutterer!) sentences ago is about 2,000 words long, so that’s your info of what could happen. I could see the flyer in most leagues.

Randy Arozarena – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .314. The Rice Bowl and pi, what a satisfying meal!

Domingo German – Optioned to the minors. Could Deivi Garcia be the replacement? Michael King? The Yankees trade for Mike Minor because that’s the kind of shizz the Yanks do? Grab Deivi now, just in case it’s him. You don’t want to miss him, and he’s only 4’8″ so it’s easy to.

Gio Urshela – 4-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. What a shot! Dot dot dot. That knocked him out for a day, then he returned after one day. Could see this a lot this year, where a guy is knocked out for a day, after getting the 2nd vax shot. I fell asleep with my head on the WebMD homepage, can you tell?

Julio Teheran – Hit the 10-day IL with a shoulder strain. Aw, too bad, so sad. So! I think Michael Fulmer is now in the rotation, and early on he has a ~13 K/9, zero walks and two miles on his fastball from last year, up to 95 MPH, which is where it was earlier in his career. I grabbed Fulmer in one deeper mixed league, and I’m cyclops’ing him in shallower leagues.

Miguel Cabrera – Hit the IL with a biceps strain. It’s only one, that’s confusing. A monocep? Hmm, better. You’re welcome, English language. Renato Nunez was called up to replace Miggy and could have some deep-league value for power.

Tarik Skubal – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 7.71. Every year I promise myself to ignore all news out of spring training, except injury news, and every year I fall prey to at least one or two. As they say at the Reynolds Wrap factory, foiled again!

Wilson Ramos – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer. Absolutely, 10000% percent positive Wilson Ramos will lead the majors in homers this year. No doubt in my mind. Ow, eye roll headache!

Aaron Civale – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.45.
“We’ve decided to go out fancy tonight, so a party of two for your wonderful bistro…The Old Spaghetti Factory.”
“One-a minute, sir, and I’ll be-a right with-a you.” The host, Sal, slowly backpedals into the kitchen, turns and shouts, “Put away the radar guns! Hide the Driveline gear!”
Just then, Keith Morrison, host of Dateline walks out. “This quaint Italian ristorante, known commonly as The Old Spaghetti Factory, is actually a front, and in the kitchen…Well, that’s where it gets interesting, it’s really The Indians Starting Pitcher Factory.”

Logan Allen – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.70. “I’m-a sorry, here we-a don’t serve meatballs.” Okay, I’d like to try a small experiment. Can the Indians trade for Pivetta? I’d just like to see the Pivetta that we’ve dreamt about for five years.

Emmanuel Clase – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save. More like Emmanuel Closer, amiright? Haha, Clase dismissed! *takes five second nap, claps hands* I’m back! ‘Member when I said Merryweather could be a top five closer this year? Well, he could, and Clase could be a top two closer. In every league, grab him.

Dylan Cease – 4 2/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 3.86. Not dealin’ Cease. Michael Kopech, on the other hand, better be careful how good he’s doing, or he’s going to be viewed as a middle reliever. Try shaking that perception with a bunch of giant idiots running MLB teams.

Ozzie Albies – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .139. Nice to see the homer, was beginning to think Ozzie had bitten off too much of the bat.

Ronald Acuña Jr. – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .444. Just thought of a poor schnook who drafted Tatis in front of Tildday. Woof, someone go check on them. They need a friend.

Freddie Freeman – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .167. Will be hitting .300 by this time next week. It’s early; stop panicking; you’re making me nervous.

Rhys Hoskins – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .306. Also, in this game, Bryce Harper (1-for-4) hit his 2nd homer, and Didi Gregorius (1-for-3) hit his 2nd homer. That’s three seconds or the time for a battery to go from the upper deck to the field in Citizens Bank Park. What, it’s a measurement of time in Philly. “I’ll be back in sixty batteries.” That means three minutes. See?

Zach Davies – 1/2 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 11.05. Hey, quick question, why does it hurt when I sit?

Javier Baez – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer. Javier Baez likes watching video more than the lady who runs The Last Blockbuster.

Mitch Keller – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.50. One good start, one not so good. What are we gonna see next, Keller? Uh, I mean, what are we gonna get? Streamonator says bleh.

JT Brubaker – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.93. I have no dog in this fight, but it would be funny to me if the Cubs end up with a worst record than the Pirates.

Patrick Corbin – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, as he was surprisingly activated from the IL. Sure am glad I was able to figure out how to get him in my lineup without much notice.

Max Scherzer – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.75 vs. Clayton Kershaw – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.89. This matchup’s embodiment is a chiropractor’s brochure that reads, “I got your back” in bold font.

Zach McKinstry – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  This 90’s nightclub that is a hollowed out church was in Friday’s Buy.

Frankie Montas – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 8.31. Heard Frankie goes to Houston, and panicked, when I should’ve just relaxed.

Rafael Montero – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save. Prior to yesterday, it looked like Montero’s tenure as closer had one foot in the grave, man. *wink, wink, nudge, nudge, kazoo*

Taylor Trammell – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Hot schmotato alert!

Kyle Seager – 4-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer. Wonder if it was weird for Kyle when he was a child, prior to Corey being born, and he just watched his parents point at his mother’s pregnant belly saying, “This one is going to be even better.”

Yusei Kikuchi – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks vs. Michael Pineda – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks. One of these pitchers has a 3.75 ERA and one has a 1.64 ERA. Of course, ERA isn’t everything but judging by just how many questions there are about one of these pitchers and not the other, you’d assume Kikuchi had the 1.64 ERA. I like Kikuchi, but the hype is not meeting the reality.

Byron Buxton – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .481. Not going to do a countdown until Buxton’s injured, because we all know it’s coming in the next 21 days. You need me to count down from 21?

Alex Colome – 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 6.75, as he blew his 2nd one. Colome better be careful or he’s going to get a Rogers’ing.

Steven Matz – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.46. From the Rangers to the Angels to Royals next, even the Streamonator likes those early-season odds on Long Island’s Matz.

Zac Gallen – Possible to return on Tuesday. Sure, he threw a bullpen session of 67 pitches, and now he’s ready to return. Oh…*walks from Canada to Cape Horn*…kay.

Luke Weaver – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.13. Sonavabench! I am in a tailspin to start this season. *smacks face* Get it together! Was actually happy to see him lose his no-hitter in the 7th. I don’t think I could’ve taken that kind of sonavabenching. Didn’t even want to bench him, but his 1st start of the week was in Coors, and I only had him in weekly leagues, and–Any hoo! I like Weaver, and have him in roughly five deeper weekly leagues, four of which benched.

Eduardo Escobar – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 4th homer in as many games. Someone wake Dale Long…*sees he died in 1991*…Well, someone wake the guys (or girls!) in a fantasy league where Escobar is available.

Nick Ahmed – 2-for-4 as he was activated and Geraldo Perdomo was optioned back to the alternate site, and what a gigantic waste of time that guy turned out to be. Better charge by the domo, because you ain’t getting no mo’.

Sonny Gray – Threw a successful simulation game. Now who’s going to buy him a new Wii?

Dexter Fowler – Hit the IL with a torn ACL. Hello, from the other site… Sorry, was just thinking of what Adell might be singing right now.

Yimi Garcia – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save on Saturday, as he seemingly replaces Anthony Bass as the Marlins’ closer. Marlins and Bass were never gonna work. Opposites attract. Wetteland never succeeded in Seattle, he needed the dry Texas climate. Me drafting Bass thinking it would work: dumBass.

Trevor Rogers – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.80. And just like that he’s become relevant for 12-team mixed league and shallower leagues. Don’t ask if you should grab him, just grab him. That’s right, forget about consent!

Jacob deGrom – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 14 Ks, ERA at 0.64, and the loss to the Marlins. “Geez, what a bum, if he can’t get wins.” — famous quote by Murray Chass.

Marcus Stroman – Threw to two batters yesterday prior to them calling it for rain. Serious question, are the umpires stupid? Are they absolutely as dumb as a box of rocks? Can someone shine a flashlight into one umpire’s ear and check for light coming out the other side? I have to know: are umpires actually sacks of potatoes or sentient beings with real thoughts? How do you start the game for two batters and waste Stroman’s turn in the rotation? How, you giant bleeping bleepholes?!

 
  1. Sal says:
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    Good morning. First comment

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning, Sal!

  2. Simsbad says:
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    ESPN Depth Chart Update – Cardinal’s August 2002 relief pitcher, Kevin Joseph, is no longer in the 3rd slot under relief pitchers on the Braves Depth Chart. Finally after one full month. Sean Newcomb’s new chart arrival in the 2nd slot has pushed A.J. Minter to the 3rd slot and Kevin Joseph now demoted to the 4th slot. Maybe Kevin Joseph can make a 20-year comeback with a little help from some of Robinson Cano’s “aging juice” so he can try to earn his way back up the Braves bullpen order.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, crazy

  3. Simsbad says:
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    Also, you talked up Cedric Mullins in two of your Daily Notes articles last week but he wasn’t listed in your Friday BUY/SELL column. What gives?

    • CTFDU says:
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      Hi, Gleyber or Lourdes ROS?
      Olson or Josh Bell?

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Gleyber and Olsen for me

      • Simsbad says:
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        hello

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agree with DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Mullins for speed and runs

    • NUX says:
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      He prob didn’t make the cut for ownership percentage. I always forget the rule Grey uses on that but Mullins is over 50% in ESPN leagues right meow, Simsbad

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yes, Mullins was owned in too many leagues

  4. galica123 says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Excellent report/update!!

    a. Sue me, I refreshed (i.e., F5) when at precisely midnight Hawaii time you didn’t post!! I’m a Grey Mandawhorian, what can I do? Why were you late?

    b. Mazara throwing the ball yesterday singing that 90s pop song ‘Lord, I just don’t care!’ while Baddoo was on the bench answering ‘Wasn’t me’ to Angela Landsbury’s question ‘Who dunnit?’ Mazara made 4 errors on two consecutive plays to go with his Golden Sombrero! Surprised he didn’t get a mention in the daily write-up!

    c. On Stroman throwing 2 pitches, umps could’ve consulted rotowire’s weather site, right?

    d. Started Honeywell Jr. 21 pitches, 14 for strikes, 2 IP, 2Ks, 9 pitches, 7 for strikes in the first inning, 12 pitches, 7 for strikes in the second inning. He got a little sloppy in the second inning! And they have ALREADY sent him back to the alternate training site. Was hoping for 50 pitches or 5 IP, instead got Wacha-Wacha’d.

    e. Marx Brothers quote of the day for April 12, 2021

    Mary Eaton: ‘- Mr. Hammer…’

    Groucho: ‘Another thing, take our cattle raising. I don’t mean anything personal. But here is the ideal cattle raising section. We have longhorns, shorthorns and shoehorns.’

    f. Random Reggie Jackson quote of the day for April 12, 2021

    ‘Ali helped raise black people in this country out of mental slavery. The entire experience of being black changed for millions of people because of Ali.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. We regret to inform you, you’re now being sued

      B. He made 4 errors? Ha, I totally missed that

      D. Damn

      E. Haha

      • galica123 says:
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        Grey!!!

        a. Bottom 8th, CLE up

        1. JoRam lead off walk from Cisnero on 4 pitches.

        2. Rosario singled to right. Rosario safe at 2nd on throwing error by Mazara. JoRam goes to 3rd on the error. Official scorer called that one error, I thought that was 2 errors.

        3. (Next play!!)…Franimil singles to shallow right…JoRam scores on Mazara’s error. Rosario scored on Mazara’s throwing error!! Franimal to 2nd. Official scorer gave him 1 error, I counted 2 – 1 on failing to catch the ball and 1 on the throw.

        In conclusion, 4 errors on 2 plays losing the game for DET. Okay, it was 3-2 CLE at the time. CLE swept DET.

        b. Pagan gave up 2 hits and allowed 2 walks in 1 IP with no runs!! Psyche White was CS and TEX went from HOT to ICE.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yikes! I totally missed it, thanks!

  5. Dr Easy says:
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    Frankie was Welcome to the Pleasure Astrodome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  6. Put the devil in Ray says:
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    Do you bother with streaming pitchers in a 20 team league? Thank you.

    • captain obvious says:
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      Probably depends. What do you have and what is there.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Maybe occasionally if streamonator has a real inkling, it’s always gonna be very risky though.

      • Jerome Bishop says:
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        560 players rostered. I just noticed that there are more terrible offenses this year (sea cle pit col det Tex chi fla sf bal az) and thought it might be worth a try. But it could be disastrous.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if there’s guys available

  7. packers2018 says:
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    I was watching a game on TV and the announcers made a comment about the Mets game, they said sense the Mets were at home it was there call to play or cancel the game.
    They went on to say the Mets front office conferred with the trainer and then made the decision to play.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Typical Mets!

    • Huffin Gas says:
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      The Mets organization is now run by an owner who is likely to make whimsical decisions based on some twitter interaction he had two hours ago.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Mets are so bad — why is it their call and not the umps? This whole thing is so confusing to me

      • Whatever says:
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        Hey Grey,

        Its the home team’s decision until game time. Then it transfers to the umps. What a disgrace though. I think its the ghost of the Wilpons that possessed the Mets front office to get the gate in.

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          You would think they would confer with the umps when making the decision. Stupid.

  8. VinWins

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    You missed a perfect chance to take another shot at the Mets. They are the ones that could have delayed the start. The umpires have no control until the game starts.

    • VinWins

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      Oops. Should have refreshed and might have noticed Packers comment!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why is it their call and not the umps? This whole thing is so confusing to me

  9. aardvark says:
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    Hey grey!,
    Eduardo Escobar, Solak or ty France? ?
    10 team H2h points league

    • Donkey Teeth

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      France while he’s hot (Escobar is hot too, coin flip). Doubt I’d be holding either long term in a 10 teamer fwiw.

    • Grey

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      Agree with DT

  10. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    14 team h2h league

    Do I start?

    Bassitt @ARI?
    Dunning @TB?

    Thankyou!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Probably just bassitt, what does streamonator say?

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        No idea Donkey, I have never used it..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  11. Shill Team 6 says:
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    Is Clint Frazier a good left fielder? Should I lose him for the Cain, Tapia(bit of a streak but Dodgers for 3 games then home for 3), or that Isbel guy. I’m a bit rusty after a crazy 2oh2oh. Thanks!

    • captain obvious says:
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      Frazier is good. Tapia is better.

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      Frazier or Cain are the top two in that group. I’d go with Frazier.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Tapia for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  12. McKinzie says:
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    Was Winker Pipped? I own Senzel in Winker in a league, my OF4/5, I am worried, should I be?

    Knebel 10% FAAB?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I don’t really trust Naquin, but so worry is warranted.

      Sure on Knebel if you need the saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT on Winker — maybe 5% on Knebel

  13. Jeremy Burke says:
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    Whats up Grey? Whats wrong with Paddock? Is it his velocity or command? Would you drop him for Trevir Rodgers? Or hood for now.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Not sure but wouldn’t drop Paddack yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not locating w/ fastball from what I’ve seen… Agree with DT

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey @DT @Jeremy: This – https://blogs.fangraphs.com/chris-paddack-hasnt-figured-out-his-fastball-yet/

        Paddack tried to fix his fastball in the offseason – the worry is that he’s still trying to figure it out when the season has already started… gonna be tough to judge him until whatever issues he’s dealing with is fixed – which is why i’m wondering if it’s worth holding him or dropping for a streamer

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  14. Mike says:
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    Need an roto OF this week to sit cold azz Happ

    Trammel or Garlick?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Trammell for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  15. Alex says:
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    Morning Grey!

    Hope weekend was great! Need to pick up an OF…who would you select and can you rank in order:

    Baddoo
    Grisham
    Buxton
    F Reyes
    Mullins
    M Taylor
    Laureano

    Many thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, you too!

      Grisham, Laureano, Bux

    • Will says:
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      How are guys like Buxton, Laureano, Grisham and Reyes not already rostered in your league?

  16. LaRockakis says:
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    Mancini!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini!

  17. Mike says:
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    I”m in a 10 team H2H Yahoo league. I can start three closers — I currently have 5. I wanted to see how things shake out, but now I would like to open up a streaming spot.

    Which closer should I drop? (not listing Hader below)
    Montero
    Reyes
    Clase
    Barnes

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Clase would be the odd man out for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes

  18. Lee says:
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    Have 3 guys (Gurriel, Gray, Lewis) coming off DL this week or so need to drop 3 guys. 10 team H2H using standard plus ops,K and K/9, QS. 5 player keeper based on round minus 2. Who do you drop?

    1) one of Santander, Mountcastle, Vaughn (thinking Vaughn but the keeper part is making me hesitant)
    2) Bassist or Montas
    3) Romero (seems like he is not closing) or a 2nd above

    Thanks!

    • Lee says:
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      Also have Dyaln Moore and Solak as options but wasn’t thinking it should be them even though Moore hasn’t done anything yet. But lets throw them in mix

      • jeftrim77 says:
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        I’d try packaging Vaughn with someone( montas or bassit)and trade for an upgrade if you can…will give you one less guy to drop and in a keeper Vaughn will have value even with the slow start. Romero can go imo

        • JeF With 1 F says:
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          And I fixed my screen name…not sure why it changed

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Would keep vaughn and lose santander
      2. Montas for me
      3. Would keep Romero if you need saves

      • Lee says:
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        Thanks! Who would be the 3rd drop if I keep Romero. Since it is 7 x 7 saves are watered down a bit. Have Smith and Hand as well. Most have 3 to 4 closers but can’t figure out a 3rd to drop. And seems Merriweather is closing but not sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT — Vaughn, if you keep Romero

  19. jeftrim77 says:
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    I reluctantly grabbed Just Dong in a draft this year as he had the best shot of a bounce back but I agreed with you and had no interest pre draft….Two weeks later I’m shopping him around the league like a high priced hooker going to the highest bidder.
    Also love me some Franmil!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, damn, I wish I had such bad luck!

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        Yeah well I also drafted yates and Rosenthal ….the other side of the coin….easier to replace though

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yeah, I wish I had such worries with my Tatis and Eloy in leagues!

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            Yeah I have zero shares of those two…not by choice

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, yeah, just bad luck

  20. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Just a head’s up. When I go to the Bullpen news link, a February 3rd post is the latest. I know there was a post April 7.

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      With a free apostrophe thrown in.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Thanks, Vin, fixing!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah, okay, will check it out…Thanks!

  21. Dren_man says:
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    12 teamer. H2H-My Grisham, K.Lewis and KeHayes on DL, I will be activating Grisham, but how do you rank this group ROS? Dylan Moore, Robles, Solak, Canha…ty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robles, Moore, Solak

  22. McKinzie says:
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    Bobby Witt Jr is eating bench spots I need in 3 leagues, honestly is there a chance he is up by June 1?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  23. Saint says:
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    Please rank top 4. Saves only.

    Kennedy, Yimi, Diekman, Clase, Bass, Trivino, Amir.

    Thanks

    • Earl says:
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      Clase, Amir, Yimi, Trivino for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Amir, Clase, Kennedy, Diekman

  24. cable says:
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    pick two closers h/h points league… 8pts per save

    Emmanuel Clase
    A Reyes
    C Valdez
    I Kennedy
    J Diekman

    • Jason says:
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      Reyes & Kennedy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clase, Reyes

  25. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – SON has Odorizzi’s DET start/2021 debut at $18 this week. Do you think he’ll go enough IP to get that value? I was starting my 3rd closer (Holland) over him before checking SON. Other options are stroman (@COL -$5) or Cease @BOS (-$15), so it’s either odorizzi or Holland for me… thanks!

    Nice to see devers actually waking up after a very quiet spring and first week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holland

      Indeed!

  26. Mike says:
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    Please rank these starters:
    Kikuchi
    Dunning
    Odorizzi
    Smyly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That looks fine

  27. Dong Show says:
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    Dynasty question, Grey:

    Guy is after my Trevor Rogers and is offering me his Dylan Carlson. Seems fair, but not sure if I need DC (Harper, Arozarena, Grisham, Verdugo)

    Do I take the pedigree here and just try and find another arm? I like having Rogers as a possible breakout guy and MIA clearly knows what they are doing with their arms.

    Thanks for your help/advice in advance, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Carlson

  28. mnmark says:
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    roster help
    12 team yahoo head to head 6×6

    c Olson/ Bohm
    1b Muncy
    2b Araez/Mcneil
    ss Seager
    3b Moncada/ Turner
    utl/DH Ohtani
    OF Harper
    OF Stanton
    OF Conforto

    P Flaherty
    P May
    P Urias
    P Means
    P Pineda
    P Means
    P Cease
    P Minor
    c Hendricks
    C Merryweather

    really looking for pitching free agents avaialble are
    Duffy
    Keller
    Cobb
    Follywintetz
    Sixto IL
    Junis
    Fulmer
    Ynoa
    F Valdez IL

    i am also ties up with Ohtani AT dh only eligible at and Moncada and Turner both only3b eligible

    J Walsh and Colin Moran are also free agents right now
    Thanks in advance for any thoughts and insight !

    trying to trade one of my 3B but o luck so far

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea what Keller that is…drop Minor, stash Framber, then pick up Fulmer

  29. Statler says:
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    Grey, what do you think of Phillip Evans? Only 30 plate appearances but his statcast numbers are kinda bananas.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Small sample, looks like a Quad-A player

    • Laura Holt

      Laura Holt says:
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      Hey Statler, Evans is on my list to talk about for my deep league post tomorrow… he’s hitting over his head (obviously the .393 avg is gonna come down) but I really like the guy’s approach. He’s not going to be an MLB or fantasy stud but I think he might be in the right place at the right time to get a nice run of playing time — I get the idea that the Pirates have been very impressed with him all the way around. If he can keep it up at all, I have to think he’ll stick around even after Hayes is back and get some reps in the OF (where he’s already started 2 games)… it’s not exactly like he has a lot of stiff competition for those at bats coming from other Pirates OFs right now.

      • J-FOH says:
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        He also looked pretty good last year before breaking his jaw in that collision. Deep deep leaguers already should know.

  30. The sportsguy says:
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    Adell in the next 30 days? Over or under?

    • NUX says:
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      Yea mid May sounds about right, they are trying to win after all. So starting Juan Lagares in the OF for longer than a month would honestly be pretty upsetting.

      CC: CoolWhip

    • NUX says:
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      Maybe Walsh can play out there, with Pujols at 1st?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoping within a week…What’s going on at alt sites is a bit of an unknown….Might be a month+

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Think Maddon said not yet… but these managers are all fat liars!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  31. pinkman says:
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    Thanks Grey! Owings blurb had me spitting out my frosted flakes!

    Who’s a better bet for all-around production in a 10-tm AL only this year: Renato or Yermin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Mercedes

  32. Mike says:
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    I’m in a H2H mixed league. Sano, Mancini, and Schwarber were just dropped. Who should I put in a claim for, and who should I drop?

    My Team:
    C – James McCann
    1B – Alec Bohm
    2B – Jose Altuve
    3B – Anthony Rendon
    SS – Francisco Lindor
    OF – Kyle Tucker
    OF – Eddie Roasaio
    OF – Anthony Santander
    Util – Franmil Reyes (OF)

    Bench:
    Jared Walsh (1B)
    Max Kepler (OF)

    IL : Josh Bell (1B)

    SP: Kenta Maeda, Gerrit Cole, Luis Castillo, Zach Wheeler, Jesus Luzardo,Corey Kluber, Nathan Eovaldi

    RP: Josh Hader, Rafael Montero, Matt Barnes, Alex Reyes, Emmanual Clase

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schwarber over Kepler

  33. Vash says:
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    Hoffman or Folty for SP? 5×5.

    Both throw hard but iI’m looking for an arm for my rotation long term.

    I like Hoffman bc of the NL…. but they both are less than desirable.

    • Vash says:
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      Or should I run back to Chad Kuhl.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Folty

  34. Rhodyballer says:
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    Due to injuries to K. Lewis, T. Anderson, K. Hayes, S. Gray, etc I am in struggle City…

    Some interesting names to hit the ww in my 12-team roto this weekend… couple questions:

    Grab any of C. Walker, O’Neill, Dahl, McCutchen over Solak, Giminez or A. Riley?

    Also grab T. Rogers (Min) or Soto over Garcia, Dick-Rod?

    Finally, is Manaea, McKenzie, Dunning or German worth an add over any of Bassitt, Stroman, Means or Montgomery?

    Thanks so much!

    • Rhodyballer says:
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      Already grabbed Clease

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  35. Curious George says:
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    Would you trade rosario and Amir Garrett for arenado? I see that you have arenado ranked higher but the trade analyzer prefers rosario? Sv + HD’s league and clase is on the wire

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Arenado

  36. Don't be a Hader says:
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    German Marquez…is he even rosterable in 12 team leagues now?
    Can’t start him at home.
    Can’t staty him against the Dodgers…the Padres…and now the Giants???
    Ugh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Never thought he was rosterable

    • captain obvious says:
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      No, the Rockies are a mess but at least they’re starting to put the right guys in. So hopefully they keep it up. Stay away from the pitching.

  37. Scott says:
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    I was offered Yermin Mercedes, Voit and Lamet for Wil Myers and Yoan Moncada.

    I have McMahon to back up Moncada and Nate Lowe at 1st to hold off until Voit is back.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers side

  38. scoboticus says:
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    Start Sticks McKenzie today or nah?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t look great on SON

  39. Chris says:
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    Even WORSE re: Stroman: from what I understand, it is the METS (home team) who decides whether to start the game; only after the game has begun does the decision to continue go to the umps.

    SO – this one is on Los Mets.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Someone mentioned above, I don’t get how that works

      • Humm Baby says:
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        I believe: Home team always decides if and when to start the game. Umps rule after it starts.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So weird I never knew this…Makes no sense at all…So if the Orioles wanted to ruin a Cole start they could start in a typhoon?

          • VinWins

            VinWins says:
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            The Yankees could then switch and start Guidry. (Is he still playing?)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Think so!

  40. Wacha Wacha Wacha says:
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    Grey, what do you think about Phillip Evans? Only 30 plate appearances but he has as many walks as strikeouts and his statcast numbers are basically top tier.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  41. Murph says:
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    Hey Grey
    Gimme a read on Clase’s trade value… for example – i want to fill a MI hole.
    1. Is Clase & Gausman a fair trade for someone like Bichette?
    2. Is Andres Gimenez a cut candidate for someone like McKinstry or Crawford?
    3. If McKinstry is a 90s night club in a hollowed out church, doesn’t that make him “The Limelight”?
    Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Bo
      2. Meh
      3. Yes!

  42. Mike says:
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    Who would you start this week: Will Smith (RP) or Rafael Montero?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montero

  43. Murph says:
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    One more question – i cut my catcher to pick up Kelenic after he was dropped in a 10 team mixed league – is it worth holding Kelenic to see how it shakes out or should i just grab Contreras and fill the catcher hole? Do you think he will be up soon enough to make it worthwhile?
    Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Contreras

  44. Joe from Dover says:
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    Grey, what do you think about Phillip Evans? Only 30 plate appearances but he has as many walks as strikeouts and his statcast numbers are basically top tier.

    • Turd Wendell says:
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      Dover? Delaware? Fantastic Soprano reference had to say it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  45. scoboticus says:
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    Pick two this week:
    Grichuk
    Badoo
    Michael Taylor (KC)
    Naquin

    • scoboticus says:
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      or Kyle Isbel

    • NUX says:
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      Naquin and Grichuk for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Nux

  46. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! Would you sell your $15 Muncy (keepable for $18) for any of the below guys? Season’s super early, but thanks to Eloy + Ketel I’m open to selling a fast starter for keeper value who could still help this year too….

    $12 Albies (keepable for $15)
    $6 Kelenic (keepable for $9)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Albies

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks! Would you do Kelenic too if he balks at Albies?

        Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  47. BAC says:
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    11 team 5×5 OBP. Saves+Holds
    Batters: Bellinger, Biggio, T. Anderson, Muncy, Harper, Moore, Franimal, Vaughn, JD Davis, Gallo, Schwarber, Alonso.
    Pitchers: Lynn, Berrios, Gray, Trevor Rogers, Bundy, Eovaldi, Yarborough, Pomeranz, Hicks, Crochet, Heuer, Antone

    Got a trade offer. Trade Berrios and Pomeranz. Receive Judge and Tanner Scott.

    I think I have enough hitting and I know you don’t like Judge but he’s strong in OBP so just wanted to make sure. Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  48. JC says:
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    Traded away Greinke and D Castillo for Yordan and Alvarado. The only downside is Yordan is in my utility slot and limits bench selections but I will still take it. Then I was able to grab Montas dropping my catcher. I have hopes Montas can be close to Greinke so feeling good this morning!!! I usually do before the games start. Then not so much.

    1. So I have no catcher which did not impact me in week #1. Should I roll without a catcher or grab one of Ramos, Molina or Severino? If grab, who do I add and who is my drop (reliever?). Holds and saves are separate cats in h2h league.
    2. General thoughts on the team (12 teams)

    C- open
    CI- Freeman, Abreu, Chapman
    MI- Albies, Trea, Polanco
    OF: Robles, Winker, Pham, Kepler, Peralta (stream)
    Util- Yordan
    IL- Springer
    SP- Burnes, Stras, Gausman, Montas, Eovaldi, Plesac, Soroka
    RP- C Valdez, Trivino, Pom, Gallegos, Alvarado

    Happy Monday

    • JC says:
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      Sorry…questions #3 and #4 ….(like an old Chicago song)

      3. Would you grab Kelenic and hold him? If so, who do I drop?
      4. Is Yimi a better option than one of my current RP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold 2. Looks solid. 3. Hold 4. Yimi over Trivino

  49. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Grey!

    16 team H2H weekly points league…

    I need to start two of these… what do you think?

    Houser Vs PIT;
    C Martinez @ PHI;
    Huascar Ynoa Vs MIA and @ CHC;
    Trevor Rogers @ ATL;
    Skubal @ OAK.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Houser, Rogers

      • RicoSuave says:
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        thank you Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  50. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft

    Util spot:

    Lose Dalbec for Eduardo Escobar?

    thanks grey loved the buy sell hold video

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, thanks!

  51. Steve says:
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    14T k/9 keeper

    Fulmer, Weaver, Deivi – who’s the priority pickup?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weaver

  52. BtheEsq. says:
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    Someone in our relatively shallow keeper league (keep 6) dropped Michael Conforto. He’s obviously scuffling to start the season, but worth a pick up?

    Would have to drop Justin Turner or Dansby Swanson to make the pick up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, lose Turner

  53. steve stevenson says:
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    Corbin or Paddack ROS? H2H, Ls count.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin

  54. molina bros bbq says:
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    Grey!

    Your parenthetical actions contained within asterisks crack me up.. such as *sails around the world*… I think my favorite one so far this year was your legs popping out of Giancarlo’s backpack and you scurrying away. HAH! Your love for Giancarlo knows no bounds!

    Also… Juan Lagares and Jose Rojas sightings in LA… Adell is now singing “Hello… Is it me you’re looking for?.. I can see it in your eyes, I can see it in your smile..”

    Couple questions for ya…

    1. 12 team 5×5 OBP roto league with keepers.
    Salaries listed are 2020, 2021, 2022 (if kept for future years).

    Gave Tatis (not keepable) and D. Carlson $2, $7, $11

    Got Semien $10, $13, $16, Santander $4, $9, $13, Eddie Rosario $5, $10, $13

    How did I do? (be gentle, haha)

    2. Caleb Smith was dropped in a 14 team dynasty.. it’s 7×7 roto, kinda wonky scoring not sure it totally matters in this instance.. basically standard except it has Svs, Hlds and W+QS as the 5th, 6th, 7th pitching categories.

    Anyways, is Smith worth an add? Considering he may reclaim starting job and be better? I’d probably be dropping Adam Duvall or Kenyan Middleton, not exactly world beaters themselves. What say you?

    Thanks Grey. Love the roundups.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks!

      Where is Adell!?

      1. Sounds decent

      2. I’d try Caleb over Keynan

  55. Eddie says:
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    Im praying this is the year for buxton! been on the bandwagon since day 1
    12 team mix
    my starters are pretty nasty … relievers not so great. would you drop any of these guys for weaver or deivi garcia

    Odorizzi, basssit Wittgrenn taylor rogers diekman. leaning towards holding diekman and rogers what do u think Master lothario

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rogers for Weaver

  56. Robin Yount says:
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    Roto

    J.McNeil was somehow dropped, worth burning waiver 3 for him over T. France?

    Is Romaro still worth having on roster in saves only? I have Merryweather and am stocked with closer, opening up a streamer spot.

    • NUX says:
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      Yep, I’d burn that on McNeil for sure, but I don’t have any shares of France, so I’m not super sure how he has been hitting. I just know I’d rather have McNeil myself.

      You can lose Romano.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Nux

  57. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    Hey Grey,
    I’m in a league that has innings pitched as a cat so 2 start weeks carry some extra weight. Any trust in Ray against Yankees and KC over Lynn (Clev). Streamonator isn’t thrilled but interested in your take.
    All other SPs this week for me I’m using are 2 starts so it’s down to this.
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robbie Ray? No way

  58. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Truly, I am feeling the Bern right now because “I am once again asking” about Cedric Mullins or Ian Happ. I fully expect you to stay putt on Happ. But I must asking according to my conscience.

    Additionally I am holding on to Andrew Vaughn.. Tony larussa is driving me nuts. Almost as much as Joe Maddon did/ does int his cubs days and now with Jared Walsh….. But the question is- how long do we wait on Vaughn? And even if he connects- it doesn’t seem like LaRussa gives a crap.

    I think Jesse Winker is the biggest “if he stays on the field” difference maker in a points league. I am staring at Winker and Mullins on the waiver wire, I can wait on Winker because i might be the only one in on him but Ian Happ is driving me nuts…. again

    • Cram It says:
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      I have Winker in a points league, and I’m absolutely in on him there. I’d hold on Happ over Mullins. It’s early.

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        thank you for your take…. Im watching winker like a hawk right now… ill wait for Happ to come around.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  59. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Hey Grey! Thanks for another great write-up.

    Need a stream spot, do I drop Smyly or Jordan Montgomery?

    Could you please rank Kikuchi, Dunning, Smyly, Jo Mo ROS?

    Thanks again!

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      Also, Tatis is out for me so im stuck starting Dylan Moore and Austin Riley. Is Eduardo Escobar a ROS alternative or is he schmotato’ing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly

      Kikuchi

      Escobar is a schmotato

  60. Herb says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Thoughts on Odorizzi? Worth grabbing in a 12 team league?

    Thanks man

    • NUX says:
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      I scooped him in a 12 team that has QS instead of Wins. I’m not really expecting him to get me that QS, but the Tigers lineup isn’t scary at all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Nux

  61. Andy says:
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    Grey

    Thanks for all your help.

    AL only league. Drafted Evan White at 1B. Stick with him or grab Renato Nunez?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Nunez

  62. Kingslayer says:
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    In a weekly 5×5 AL only league would YOU start Biggio or Mercedes?

    Biggio (L):
    G. Cole (R)
    J. Taillon (R)
    C. Kluber (R)
    J. Junis (R)
    M. Minor (L)
    B. Singer (R)
    D. Duffy (L)

    Mercedes (R)
    T. McKenzie (R)
    S. Bieber (R)
    Z. Plesac (R)
    A. Civale (R)
    N. Pivetta (R)
    M. Perez (L)
    N. Eovaldi (R)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Biggio

      • Kingslayer says:
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        Thanks I traded Yermin 20minutes ago so no more dumb questions about starting him over people I drafted early. Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  63. battlintaz says:
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    Hi Grey…How about a shout out to a Tim Locastro JR…With his base swipe in the sixth inning, Locastro broke Tim Raines’ major-league record for the most consecutive successful steals to begin a career (28-for-28). Locastro’s spikes from Saturday’s game will be going to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Tim has been clocked as one of MLBs fastest runners over the past three seasons …Also congrats to Tim Sr and Colleen (parents)!

    • NUX says:
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      Very much here for this comment, thank you battlintaz! Great stuff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…His mom’s name is Colleen, which means she’s prolly so young, I don’t think there’s old Colleens

  64. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 10) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 40 moves (used 2 moves) – no streaming

    I still have an open spot (assuming Sonny Gray doesn’t come back in the next couple days) and I missed out on picking up G. Hampson. From the guys below, who you pickin up ?

    WIRE
    HIT – B. Posey (waivers), T. Nyquin, N. Senzel, J. Wendle, E. Escobar, , C. Moran, E. Longoria, R. Grichuk, K. Seager, J. Chisholm Jr., M. Straw, J. Aguilar, A. Aquino, S. Hilliard, J. Marmolejos, K. Hernandez

    SP –L. Weaver, J. Gray, N. Pivetta, A. DeSclafani, K. Gibson, J. Teheran, W. Miley, M. Minor, M. Shoemaker, G. Canning, L. Gilbert N/A, M. Manning N/A

    RP – Y. Garcia, I. Kennedy, C. Valdez, C. Knebel, C. Green, J. Hicks, E. Pagan, M. Barnes, G.
    Gallegos

    My team:
    C – Mitch Garver
    1B – E. Hosmer
    2B – J. India
    3B –Eugenio Suarez
    SS – T. Turner
    CI – P. Goldschmidt *DTD
    MI – I. Happ
    LF – C. Yelich
    CF – M. Conforto
    RF – T. Mancini
    Util – R. Laureano
    BN – A. Kirilloff (N/A)
    IL – K. Marte (IL)
    IL – L. Voit (IL)

    SP – W. Buehler
    SP – B. Singer
    SP – A. Civale
    RP – J. Hader (RP)
    RP – E. Diaz (RP)
    P – A. Reyes (RP)
    P – J. Means
    BN – T. Mahle
    BN – D. Dunning
    BN – J. Montgomery
    BN – M. Pineda
    IL – S. Gray (IL)
    IL – T. Gonsolin (IL)
    Thanks bud
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Sonny Gray is coming back — which I’m guessing means you have to lose Dunning

      • MarvPesos

        Marv says:
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        sorry, should’ve been more clear, I have an open extra spot (don’t need to drop anyone). So I guess I’ll wait and just activate Gray. IF another spot becomes available (and I don’t need to drop anyone) who you picking up from that list ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Canning

  65. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Damn is Honeywell up or optioned? fix the robot for weekly pitcher planner…. I got pumped for a second there!

    • NUX says:
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      He got optioned, but its not an instantaneous switch. Give Rudy a few hours, he’ll have it

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        that came off as too much of a criticism… none meant for Rudy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, think optioned

  66. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Grey, would you start Triston McKenzie today at CWS?

    Also, would you drop any of Riley, Gimenez, Urshela or JD Davis for Escobar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      Davis is likely droppable while hurt

  67. crimedog says:
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    Who’s your first drop. J Montgomery, Paddack, marlins Rogers….I’m leaning paddack

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  68. oz says:
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    H2H 12 teamer, Melancon or Pressly…one has to go

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melancon

  69. Cohen says:
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    Grey, please pick top 3 starts?
    Paddack at Pirates
    Eflin at Mets
    Kikuchi home vs Astros
    Wainwright home vs Nats
    Odorizzi home vs Tigers
    Dunning at Rays
    Miley at Giants
    Canning at KC
    Rogers at Braves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eflin, Kikuchi, Paddack

  70. Jim says:
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    Drop Mahl for Trevor Rogers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  71. lwomack58 says:
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    If you wanted to add a reliever for ratio’s, K’s and possible W’s & Saves who would you choose between-Brogdon, Antone, T. Scott, Loaisiga or Minter?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Antone

  72. Saint says:
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    Hello Grey,

    12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS QS 3 OF Redraft Daily Saves Only

    Couple of roster construction questions:

    C Mercedes
    1B Cronenworth 2B-SS
    2B Semien SS (2B eligible this week)
    SS Seager
    3B Devers
    OF Acuna
    OF S. Marte
    OF Santander
    UT Mancini (1B eligible this week)
    BE Moore 2B-OF
    IL Bell

    SP Lynn, Bundy, McCullers, Morton, Gausman, Mahle, Means, DeSclafani
    RP Amir, Clase, Diekman, Kennedy

    1) Am I dropping Moore or for Mullins?

    2) Who is the drop when Bell returns this week?

    Thanks in advance for your thoughts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nah 2. Moore

      • Saint says:
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        Thanks Grey. And your thoughts on question 2? Drop what pitcher when Bell returns?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d drop Moore when Bell returns

          • Saint says:
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            Thanks again. Sorry, you answered that the first time. Just wanted to be clear.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  73. Joe Beisbol says:
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    1. Canha or Moran as a short term replacement for Bellinger at first (though with potential to stay on the team after that)?

    2. Should I drop Clint Frazier or Ohtani (the pitcher) to roster Escobar? I have Biggio at 2B and I’m not yet convinced.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Canha

      2. No

  74. William Hung says:
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    Here is to hoping Eduardo Escobar keeps it going until Matt Chapman remembers the 2021 season has kicked off. Also on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the most – are you worried about Dylan Moore? Similar to Chapman – just looking lost at the plate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      6

      • William Hung says:
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        How about Chapman?

        With Moore, hopefully the “speed doesn’t slump” is true and he at least will run when he’s on base

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          2

  75. Ban the Shift says:
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    Looking at a few trades.

    1. Tucker/JDM or Cruz/Bregman?

    2. Bregman/Devers – close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. JDM
      2. Devers

      • Ban the Shift says:
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        Great. Thanks Grey. I’m looking at countering an offer.

        I have J-Ram, Vlad and Bregman as my 3B and corners infielders now.

        Would appreciate your sage advice one last time here. What order would you do these deals?

        1. Keep Bregman and trade Cruz for Tucker

        2. Trade Cruz/Bregman for JDM/Tucker

        3. Trade Cruz/Bregman for Devers/Tucker

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          3, 2

  76. The Rizzzzzz says:
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    Clase, Merryweather, Will Smith, or McGee? Points league ish

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Merryweather

  77. Humm Baby says:
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    Need 1 more back end arm.. you like Weaver more than Desclafani, Cueto or Odorizzi i assume?

    And do I drop McCann for Ramos or Narvaez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      More than Cueto

      Nope

  78. CT Wahoo says:
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    Which one of these three SP would you sit this week in a points league with 1 point for each IP and K and 10 points for a Win/Save?

    Ian Anderson (vs MIA – Rogers)
    Luzardo (@ ARI – Kelly)
    Plesac (@CWS – Keuchel)

    Also, please rank these four closers ROS with same scoring:

    McGee, Merryweather, Will Smith, Melancon and Diekman

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Luzardo

      Merryweather, Smith, Melancon

  79. Shopgurrrl says:
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    Trying to decide what free agent pickups to make now that the period has reset. I only get three per week, and I just used one to grab Merryweather. What moves should I make with the last two? I’m thinking two of the following:

    -Drop Diekman, pickup Emmanuel Clase
    -Drop Diekman, Gimenez, Riley, or Vaughn, pickup Franmil Reyes
    -Drop Diekman, Gimenez, Riley, or Vaughn, pickup Jerred Kelenic

    Which two of these would you do?

    Current roster:

    (ESPN, 12 teams, H2H, 6×6; AVG, HR, RBI, R, OPS, SB / ERA, WHIP, K, QS, W, SV)

    C- Christian Vazquez
    1B- Eric Hosmer
    2B- Dylan Moore
    3B- Rafael Devers
    SS- Bo Bichette
    OF- Luis Robert
    OF- Michael Conforto
    OF- Eddie Rosario
    UT- Austin Riley

    B- Andrew Vaughn
    B- Andres Gimenez

    IL- Fernando Tatis Jr.

    SP- Brandon Woodruff
    SP- Kenta Maeda
    SP- Hyun-Jin Ryu
    SP- Dylan Bundy
    SP- Kevin Gausman
    SP- John Means
    RP- Alex Reyes
    RP- Julian Merryweather

    B- Jake Diekman

    IL- Noah Syndergaard

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vaughn for Franmil
      Diekman for Clase

  80. Whatever says:
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    Hey Grey,

    So I got Trammell in my MINORS in a 12 tm mixed keeper (OBP). Do you think its worth promoting him now and dropping either Renfroe/Moreland? Once I promote he cant be transferred back to a MINORS slot.

    I guess the big question I am asking is if you believe he is for real? A little concerned about his strikeout percentage right now but his walk rate is crazy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t believe it’s real, but I’d start him over Moreland, that’s not a huge loss

      • frankgrimes says:
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        As soon as I dropped that bum of course dude smacks Two HR over the weekend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, of course!

  81. brett says:
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    Need pitching…

    Drop Akil Baddoo or Eduardo Escobar for Trevor Rogers?

    Thanks!

    • brett says:
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      Or drop Delvin Williams Holds/saves league…. I also have Alex Reyes, Gallegos, Merryweather and Karinchak.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baddoo

  82. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto, you starting Dunning this week? 2 starts, @tb and vs bal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  83. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey,
    12 Team Roto
    Is Hunter Dozier a drop or worth holding on to still or would you feel ok moving on to a hotter bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends who’s available

      • Russ says:
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        Yea nothing great. Votto, Candelario, Dalbec, Fuentes, Asdrubal Cabrera.
        He’s just frustrating because he hasn’t produced yet and he has that nagging thumb injury. Probably the best move would be to hold and if he goes on the IL then obviously he is a drop.

  84. Otis Nixon's Eyes says:
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    goodly morning,

    yimi garcia over diekman, for saves?

    drop any of these to stash framber (scrabbling like an octocrab, for pitching):

    r. yarbrough (the pirate bro)
    j. montgomery
    y. kikuchi

    thanks.

    have fun,
    ONE

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, if you like

      Yarbrough

      • Otis Nixon's Eyes says:
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        the dreaded “meh”!

        appreciated, grey. have fun

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, No problem

  85. swaggerjackers says:
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    @Grey: What do you think about Phillip Evans? Only 30 plate appearances but he has as many walks as strikeouts and his statcast numbers are basically top tier.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think he’s had a good 10 days

  86. Weird Fishes says:
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    NL-only H2h … how do you rank Cron, Shaw, Longoria and Chisholm?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron, Chisholm

  87. jay riemenschneider says:
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    Thinking about this trade in a 12-team points league:

    Give: Bundy, Hiura
    Get: Javy Baez

    My other SPs are Ryu, Berrios, Lopez, Kikuchi, Montas, Yarbrough, and I have Gallen/Lamet hopefully returning before long. Hitters are Stassi, Alonso, Hiura, Lindor, Escobar, Hampson, Hosmer, Yelich, Hicks, Ozuna, Santander, Blackmon, Franmil. The idea is this would give me another impact bat without losing too much on the pitching side since Gallen (and maybe Lamet) should be back within a couple of weeks. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems like a bit much

  88. Ozzie Smith says:
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    Cristian Javier just hit the wire in my 5×5 H2H league, my SP is pretty weak. Is he worthy of burning my top priority on the wire?
    Other pitchers out there that have been dropped already
    Frankie Montas
    Shoemaker
    Tristan Mckenizie
    Trevor Rogers
    Carlos Rondon
    Nate Pearce

    Pick two for me to hold please?
    Thanks brother

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rogers, McKenzie

  89. bbboston says:
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    Two things:
    1) No comments on the Cobbler? Please do so, as I’d love to hear your thoughts
    2) Please interpret your thoughts on Logan Allen. Like Stonehenge, they’re a “mystery”.

    (Parenthetically, for those who have not visited Stonehenge, you can rent a walking tour headset/tape at a somewhat costly amount. When you go to each station, uproariously, you will hear the tape posit a hypothesis on what Stonehenge might be, but conclude….”well we just don’t know: It’s a mystery. Now you know, don’t rent the headset….”It’s a Mystery”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Looks great, hopefully he stays healthy
      2. Cleveland’s able to make great pitchers from not very good pitchers

      Haha, hilarious

  90. rhodyballer says:
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    B. Lowe or Conforto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  91. Murph says:
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    Hey Grey
    Would u trade clase for Dylan Moore?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  92. Oppo taco says:
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    Ty France and Alonso or Paddack, K’Bryan Hayes and N Lowe. Which side do you prefer? 12 team 5×5 roto redraft. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso

  93. No Bueno says:
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    Jose Abreu or Albombso ROS? Close? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  94. Aaron Levy says:
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    12-team Yahoo 6×6 roto (with added QS, using SV+H; added OPS). Two related SP questions

    I currently have Lynn, Berrios, Gausman, Peralta, Eovaldi, Dunning, and McKenzie at SP. (Castillo, Romano, T May, Bummer, Duffey, Green at RP).

    1) Do you agree with starting today (based on what I’m reading above)
    -START Peralta $14.9 v CHC
    -SIT Dunning $-0.9 @ TB
    -SIT McKenzie $-2.3 @ CHW

    2) Would you drop Dunning (next start $5.4 v BAL) and/or McKenzie (next start $7.8 @CIN) for any of the following?
    -DeSclafani (next start $8 @MIA)
    -Fulmer ($-21 @HOU then $4.6 v PIT)
    -Kopech
    -Akil Baddoo

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes

      2. Nope

  95. Joe Beisbol says:
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    Almost forgot! Is CJ Cron droppable for a better option or are we holding through this slump?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can lose him

  96. omar says:
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    OPS League Weekly H2H:

    A: Kelenic / Gallen
    B: Gleyber / PabloLopez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gleyber

  97. zombie says:
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    Took serious lumps in extended Week One. & trying to remain patient. Too early to drastically rearrange draft rankings. BUTT, Week Two SP ranks of Z. Gallen, Montas, Weaver, Dunning, Singer look in order? Thanks for the terrific Monday recap!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! That looks about right

  98. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Ynoa or Dunning?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Ynoa

  99. Steamin Beamen says:
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    Good morning!

    Grey Albright Fantasy Master Lothario, I got fantasy issues I need your genius to solve…(12 Team League)

    1) Who are my 2 drops? (Note: My other closers are Brad Hand and Mark Melancon)
    Akil Baddoo, Cesar Valdez, Emilio Pagan, Jordan Hicks, Jordan Montgomery, Luis Patino

    2) Sort of asked this in #1 but I don’t know what to do with Emilio Pagan, would you still be holding him? (Not a holds league, but I do have Melancon)

    3) Could you pick the top 3 of these…Akil Baddoo, Wilson Ramos, Zach McKinstry, Phillip Evans, Renato Nunez, Manuel Margot?

    4) Drop Jordan Montgomery for Luke Weaver?

    5) Hard question without context but better pickup…the #1 bat you chose in Question 3, or Luke Weaver?

    Thanks so much for your time!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      1. Patino, Pagan

      2. See #1

      3. Baddoo, Evans, Margot

      4. Nah
      5. Weaver

  100. Hi Grey,

    I’ve got to figure out which SPs to sit this week. Which 3 of the following are the worst?

    Giolito @BOS (silly for even asking, right?)
    Taillon @TOR
    Taillon vs TB
    Skubal @OAK
    Kikuchi vs HOU
    Dunning @TB
    Dunning vs BAL

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dunning, Dunning, Skubal

      • Thundershoe says:
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        Thanks – another Q:

        What’s your concern level for J. Polanco and Vaughn? Trying to exercise patience and not make more mistakes as I’ve let a couple other guys go who are now starting to heat up. Are they holds or are they waiver wire material when guys like Baddoo, Arraez, Maikel Franco, are available.

        • Thundershoe says:
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          I see that there are a bunch of other Vaughn questions/comments – sorry for piling on!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          High concern level — those waiver guys do nothing for me

          • Thundershoe says:
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            Gotcha. Hmm, I think I’ll try to stay patient with Vaughn more so than Polanco – just feel that Polanco’s upside isn’t worth holding on while I could at least be picking up some hot schmotatos.

            One last question: Who do you like best out of India, Evans, Arraez, Baddoo, and Franco? 14-team points league.

            • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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              My guess is he’ll say India no question

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I just dropped Polanco — India

              • Thundershoe says:
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                I probably should have asked the question differently, since India is actually on my roster already. Re: Polanco, would you take any of those same guys (minus India) over him?

  101. Hugman says:
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    Replace Blackmon with Tapia in my weekly league today? What’s up with Blackmon?!

    PS Grey is my boo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, just starting slow, I hope

      PS, I’m Hugman’s boo

  102. Weird Fishes says:
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    How do you feel about Hicks right now? I’m carrying him and Reyes and would love to drop Hicks to stream and batty.

    • Weird Fishes says:
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      This is NL-only H2H … S+H league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think Reyes is the closer until further notice

  103. G says:
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    Better add for holds and/or saves as my league counts both – Ginkel or Matzek? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ginkel

      • sportivetricks says:
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        I think someone should mention that Ginkel and Matzek are both very fun to say.

        In fact, my German Nana used to cook up a big batch of Cinnamon Ginkelmatzek every year around the holidays. Delish.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yum!

  104. Andrew Mellars says:
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    Grey,

    My SPs in a 10 team H2H category league

    Woodruff
    Burnes
    D May
    Plesac
    Mahle
    Luzardo
    Corbin
    Rodon

    Would you lose any of these guys for C. Javier, Weaver, Odorizzi, or Civale? Also, what are your thoughts on Sixto Sanchez ROS?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon for Civale

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sixto is injured

        • Andrew Mellars says:
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          Yeah, I just wondered if you expect him to make an impact if he comes back soon

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            He won’t be back for months is my guess

            • Andrew Mellars says:
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              Thank you

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No problem

  105. toolshed says:
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    Josh rojas, are you done with him yet? I habe been burned twice now. Ahmed and calhoun are back. Marte is out and rojas still has been benched. Az should give him more time but haven’t.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’m done with him

  106. JP says:
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    Mahle or Trevor Rogers?

    Also how would you rank these 4: Dansby, Moncada, Hosmer, McMahon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mahle

      You ranked them

  107. lindorphins says:
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    Would you rank Clase over Rainey and Duffey in a SVHD league?

    • lindorphins says:
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      I guess add Atone to that list too. Thanks!

      • lindorphins says:
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        Antone* sorry

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  108. eballs says:
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    Keep two (points league)

    Nate Lowe
    Mr. Falafel
    India
    Urshela
    DeJong
    Sano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      IKF, Gio

  109. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I thought Matt Olson was going to be out for longer so I picked up YuGu and Moran. Which of them would you rather own ROS? Planning on dropping the other for some streams. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moran

  110. Sam says:
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    Hey grey thanks for all your advice!
    Someone dropped Mullins a few days ago, should I use a waiver to pick him up … I’d drop Robles, joc, or badoo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baddoo if you need steals

  111. Brew Crew Blues says:
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    With the Brewers having trouble scoring runs where do you think Hader will end up in save count? More than Melancon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • gary z says:
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      It was nice to see the bats wake up the last two days. 2/3 from the Cards in St. Louis is refreshing to see. No idea why we signed JBJ 2/24 mil to platoon him, when we needed a power stick at 3B. Shaw is off to a nice start, but yeah I would have loved to get Justin Turner added to this lineup

  112. Cohen says:
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    Grey, would u start Dunning at Tampa in a 12 team roto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  113. lindorphins says:
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    Travis Shaw or IKF ROS in an OPS league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      IKF

  114. Oppo taco says:
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    Better stash ROS, K Hayes or wander? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hayes

  115. rhodyballer says:
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    Apologies in advance for the dreaded 2-Catcher league question, but pick 2 por favor:

    Stassi
    Nunez (Col)
    Kirk
    Barnhardt
    Caratoni
    Tom Murphy
    Yan Gomes
    Bart
    Cisco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stassi, Murphy

  116. leon says:
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    Stroman or Kyle lewis dynasty 16 man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lewis

      • leon says:
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        is it a insta trade regardless of how my sp will look afterwards? kind of deal with it after the trade? i imagine you dont think this is close. according to rankings.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  117. Phreddo says:
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    Grey, I need to replace Ketel Marte with either India, Lux or Arrez. 12 Team Standard Roto. Who would you advise? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      India

  118. J-FOH says:
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    How’s it go FML?

    That Avisail Fielder joke never gets old.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Never gets old!

      • J-FOH says:
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        where is our next player or wife acting the fool?
        Some of my favorites below:
        Dallas Latos
        Chuck Finley getting his ass kicked by Tawny Kitaen
        Mike Napoli’s mom’s nipple
        Matt Harvey trying to bone Wrights wife
        Anything to do with Pat Burrell

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I have high hopes on Eric Sogard’s wife being a big dummy

          • J-FOH says:
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            news alert. Red Dick signs with D-Bags. His wife, who BTW has responded to one of my tweets karen style, has a husband to defend

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha nice

  119. rhodyballer says:
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    Guys like Framber or Soria worth a stash in a 12-teaser with 4 bench spots?

    • rhodyballer says:
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      Over McKenzie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  120. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, need to start one of the following. who do you like?

    bassitt – @ ari, vs det
    d may – vs col
    luzardo – @ ari
    dunning – @ tb, vs bal

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dustin

  121. toolshed says:
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    I don’t know if it’s something in the water, but lowrie is healthy again in Oaktown. This is the only place he has ever been able to stay on the field and be productive. Am I reaching? Do you think there is some sneaky value here? He had basically taken the last 2 years off and is hitting near the top of order.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I grabbed him in one league, could be something…Even best case scenario is kinda whatever in shallow leagues

  122. Bobby says:
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    Drop Andrew Vaughn to add Trey Mancini?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  123. Cohen says:
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    Houser home vs Pirates or Odorizzi home vs Detroit?

  124. Gary C says:
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    ESPN Points – Please rank, Rest of Season:

    Lourdes Gurriel
    Ian Happ
    Trey Mancini
    Mike Yastrzemski

    Thanks

  125. Big Dog says:
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    Thanks for another great daily update. I think I miss your daily updates more than the actual fantasy baseball aspect as that just make me crazy. :-)

    1) I get bamboozled by at least two players every year as well because of Spring Training. This year it was Dalbec and Garrett (bad even in his last save appearance). The one I will never forget was Aaron Heilman tearing it up for the Mets in spring training many moons ago only to be banished to the bullpen after two good starts.

    2) Different year same bipolar relationship between me and the SON. I streamed Webb on Saturday and bleck. So of course I chickened out on Tony Disco the next day and he was fantastic. That robot is one fickle mistress.

    3) I know it has been covered but the MLB rule book states that it is up to the home team to cancel or delay a game prior to the first pitch. Once the game starts it is up to the umpires. The rule is different during the playoffs however which may be what you were thinking. You ask why and obviously I have no clue. This MLB we are talking about and they can’t even get replay correct.

    3A) The best part was Stroman blasting the decision which his team made on Twitter DURING the the rain delay!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! 1. Ha, yeah 2. Ha 3. This really makes no sense to me

      • frankgrimes says:
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        I agree it’s stupid but dude threw to two batters.
        Just start today again you little bitch.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  126. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, who do you like better for this week?

    india – 3 @ sf, 3 vs cle
    cronenworth – 4 @ pit, 3 vs lad

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cronenworth

  127. Will says:
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    Losing patience with both Dylan Moore and Austin Riley, both of whom you were high on rankings wise in the preseason. Keep fishing or cut bait? Kiner-Falefa and Profar out there on the wire.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m holding for now

      • Will says:
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        OK, thanks. They aren’t killing me just yet b/c I have others off to hot starts but it would be nice to see some counting stats out of them.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  128. rhodyballer says:
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    Pick one for the closer carousel – Soto. Garcia, Diekman, Rogers, Ginkel, Devenski

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Diekman

  129. Justin says:
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    Hey would you take machado and turner for bellinger and mondesi??

    • Jr says:
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      If it’s Trea Turner, then I’d do that in a heartbeat. Turner highest ranked of all of them, and manny is right behind Bellinger in Grey’s rankings.

      • Justin says:
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        Justin turner is who I meant

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner who

      • Justin says:
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        Justin turner

  130. Jeffe says:
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    Great write up! Looking forward to this weeks Podcast. The back end of rotations are no less confusing that the start of the season. Clase and Knebel are both available. Wondering if dropping Will Smith for either is good move.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Nah hold

      • Jeffe says:
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        Thanks again for all of your insight. Last one, I promise! Looks Mondesi still going to be out while. I have Dylan Moore filing in, but Garrett Hampson is intriguing. I know I got to have patience, however who would you choose?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Moore

          • Jeffe says:
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            Solid. Thanks, Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  131. toolshed says:
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    I hate saying it, but I agree with your assessment on tatis. This is the kind of injury that you don’t return from right away. I was hoping he would miss 6 weeks and try to rehab it instead of coming back right away. Surgery is probably required to address the issue but a longer layoff and rehab may have help him possibly make it through the season at 80%. If he gets hurt again, it is going to could make the injury worse and he may be done for the year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup agreed

  132. Bigdadyb58 says:
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    Grey,

    10 Team 5×5 Category Keeper league

    Is this a fair trade for keeper potential and ROS…. Plesac for Moncada?

    Also ROS closer for saves…Montero, Melancon, McGhee, Reyes?

    Thank you in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair.. Melancon, McGee

  133. Jr says:
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    With his surprisingly hot start, are you any more optimistic about Altuve this year? Little guy looks pretty good, and the statcast data seems to back it up. I’ve had him in dynasty for years but wondering if I ride him like this or try to sell high after this start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sell high

      • DonnieB says:
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        Sell Altuve for the struggling and lost Moncada? Second question…will Austin Riley ever hit another fly ball? Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Moncada

  134. Drew says:
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    Drop C. Kelly for Ramos in 16-team OPS keeper?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  135. Travis Hafner says:
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    Hey,

    In a 10-12 team league, is Jordan Romano worth holding (5×5 roto)? I already cut Pagan, and not sure if I need to hold another 8th inning guy depending on injury. Thoughts?

    • Travis Hafner says:
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      Also, is Luke weaver a strong add in same formats? Or speculate/stream still? At 2% owned seems like people aren’t buying, but the stats are impressive.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d add him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not especially

      • Travis Hafner says:
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        Thoughts on first question re: Romano?

  136. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    I just got offered Trout, Donaldson, and Luis Castillo for
    Meadows, Jose Ramirez, Snell.

    Should I take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  137. trickrey says:
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    Would you trade Luzardo or Urias plus Matt Chapman for Jose Abreu or Vlad Jr? 10 team 5×5 OBP league. Long story short Woodruff was dropped and I luckily had #1 waiver so i scooped him up. Now I feel like I have a surplus SP and can upgrade a bat.

    SPs: Woodruff, Ryu, Luzardo, Pablo Lopez, Bundy, Urias, Marcus Stroman, Dustin May

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Abreu

  138. JP says:
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    Dansby/Darvish/Moncada or Devers/Berrios/Hosmer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devers

  139. Let’s Play Two says:
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    Any reservations about starting Alcantara today against the Braves in ATL? Start or sit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

      • Let’s Play Two says:
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        Now I’m conflicted. I have Acuna and Ozuna in my lineup too. :-)

  140. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    14 team h2h QS ….With yelich out of the line up, would you feel confident to stream Alzolay against the brewers today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  141. Perfect Game says:
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    Who do you trust more ROS in order for best combo of counting stats ( QS, K) and ratios?

    Morton
    Alcantara
    Bundy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bundy

      • Perfect Game says:
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        I have excess pitching and players coming off IL and need to make room.

        Try and trade Morton and Alcantara for Nola? Fair offer or too much ? It’s a standard roto league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seems fair

          • Perfect Game says:
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            Do you still rank Nola higher than Bauer?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes

  142. andfog99 says:
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    Rank ROS: Wheeler, Paddack, Stroman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler, Paddack

  143. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Hey again Grey. One more quesiton.

    8-man redraft W/L league (categories dont matter) can i drop Happ for Jonathon India or Gavin Lux?
    Hayes and Voit are on waivers and I’m in love with Hayes. Do you see Hayes coming back from the wrist thing and contributing or getting hurt again in a few weeks like FTJ? Drop any of the below for Hayes or Voit?

    C Ramos
    1B Olson
    2B Hiura
    3B Devers
    SS Story
    OF Acuna
    OF Yordan
    OF $54 VM T-bone
    UTIL Giancarlo
    UTIL Robert
    BN Arozarena
    BN Chapman
    BN Happ
    IL Springer

    Pitchers: Nola, Ryu, Lynn, McCullers, P Lopez, Civale, Paddack, I Anderson, May, Yarbrough, Merryweather, Neris, IL : Soroka

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Happ — forget Hayes

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        Thanks again, Grey! u da best

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  144. ESPN Points – Please rank, Rest of Season:

    Randy Azozarena
    Lourdes Gurriel
    Ian Happ
    Trey Mancini
    Mike Yastrzemski

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Randy, Lourdes, Yas

  145. aardvark says:
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    I have Freddy peralta. Let’s say he gets hit hard tonight. Would you hold? Or drop him for one of Heaney, Kikuchi, weaver or Christian Javier?

    Points league. QS most important pitching stat

    • aardvark says:
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      Dane dunning is also available

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why put it out there? I like him better than those guys

      • aardvark says:
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        Ok got it thanks! Just saw kikuchi in your buy so wanted to ask before someone scooped him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  146. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    start or sit Tristan McKenzie at Whte sox?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        thats where I was leaning. I am starting Darvish vs PIT

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hope so

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            weather permitting

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        Start him!
        Lets Goooo!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Here we go!

  147. CP says:
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    Who do you like better Newcomb or Minter for possible saves if anything happens to Smith?

    Also, Hilliard a drop at this point even in NL only?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minter

      No on Hilliard

  148. toolshed says:
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    I own price in a 16-team league with 30 man rosters. This is a dynasty format. Would you hold him in this format for a while longer? Starting pitching is hard to find. If he gets moved into the rotation, he will need to get stretched out. Long season. He is not a middle reliever obviously. It is hard for me to let him go even though it may be the right move today.. I kept him and regret who I already cut (sunk cost). I’d hate for him to become relevant on someone else’s team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him for who? Can’t imagine there’s anyone worthwhile that is worth getting more than him if he’s moved into the rotation

      • toolshed says:
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        I need to activate hand so I can use him this week.

  149. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. who do you like better for this week? can only start one, son values in parentheses.

    plesac – @ cws ($2.1)
    bassitt – @ ari ($9.8), vs det ($14.7)
    luzardo – @ ari ($20.7)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bassitt

  150. Lucky Dog says:
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    Aaaaaand now Stroman is pitching one of the double header games (yay!) but they’re 7 innings because the new rules are stupid garbage written by stupid garbage people (booooo) but it’s against the Marlins (yay again!)

    Not like he was going 8 innings anyway, but I’d at least like to keep the dream alive.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully he can go 5…Tho, is 4 IP enough for a win in a 7-inning game?

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Probably, because that would be completely stupid, so it would fit perfectly with the rules changes theme.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  151. Lucky Dog says:
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    Ps – in my league it went Tatis ~> DeGrom ~> me.

    So there are 2 dudes in my league who passed on Tildaddy.

    Pps – I was the schmuck who passed on JDM for Meadows in the 9th. Youth & speed, I told myself. Don’t spend that much on a dude in his 30s I told myself. Still might prove the right decision depending on injury status, but I’m definitely regretting that pick in the short term.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I would’ve done same

      • William Hung says:
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        I’m kicking myself for going Tim Anderson over Vlad Jr.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh it’s early

          • William Hung says:
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            there needs to be some early season 2nd guessing going on after only getting 60 games last year!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

        • Lucky Dog says:
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          I’d take Tim 999/1000

          Anderson isn’t hurt too bad – I think you’ll be fine. Vlad’s a fun player but yeah – I think Anderson was the pick there.

  152. Mike says:
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    Start Walsh @KC vs Singer or Bell @ St Louis vs Gant

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walsh

      • Mike says:
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        Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  153. SteveNZ says:
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    Hey now! I drafted Swansn in error after taking Story with my first pick, so Dansby’s not going to see much action – at least not on my team haha.

    Would you swap him for Verdugo, or should I be aiming for more? Trade analyser does clearly favour Verdugo FWIW…

    • SteveNZ says:
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      *Swanson*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Verdugo

  154. Pat says:
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    With Schwarber being activated, who would you drop between Nimmo or Jonathan India in 10 tm 5×5 OBP league?

    • Pat says:
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      Miguel Sano kind of an option to drop too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      India

  155. Threw caution to the wind & ran out Robbie Ray. He looks good so far. Inducing weak contact grounders.

    Acuña remains on-pace for 80-something steals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Wtf auto fill done me dirty!

        Now everyone knows my totally public email address for this not anonymous account. I done doxxed myself!

        Hahahaha

  156. rhodyballer says:
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    KeBryan and Giminez for Chapman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matt

  157. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Your Mother In Law seems nice lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  158. Alex says:
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    Rendon to the IL with groin injury. Dang… who would you replace him with? With whom would you replace him? Had to come correct with the grammar since you are a writer.

    Maikel, Escobar, Shaw, Seager

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Escobar

  159. mookie says:
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    Ohtani or Yordan at DH this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yordan

  160. Lucky Dog says:
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    Glad I started Ray so far. He looks solid.

    Dunning providing useful innings, too. Thanks for the tip there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jinx

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Eh, 5 IP, 2 ER. He really only had 1 bad pitch. The singles were good hits against tough pitches. The HR was a hanging meatball.

        Better than it coulda gone. I’m pleased with his start for a pre-season waiver pick-up. Didnt expect a W against Cole, so….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, wasn’t bad at all, I was watching

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            Sorry I jinxed it. To be fairrrrrrr, I tried to post about starting him earlier before the game started but I think it got moderated out of existence. Heh

            I thought folks were timid with him. These ain’t your daddy’s Yankees, and he was pitching at home. Looked like he carried his good spring stuff into the regular season.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, vs. Yanks in that goofy park, it’s impressive

  161. Lucky Dog says:
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    Ronald Acuña is ridiculous. Triple & scored on a sac F4 (pop up to 2nd)

    Just ridiculous.

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      Statcast had the sad fly at 181 feet.

      lmmfao

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, insane

  162. Crazy J says:
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    I know it’s no longer mathematically possible but…

    I feel like Sano could bat .000

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • swaggerjackers says:
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      I love it!

  163. pugs slugs says:
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    Grey,

    Thoughts on this Ynoa kid? He’s young and has a good arm. His numbers have never impressed even in the lowest levels though. I know it’s the Marlins, but he’s hitting corners and has good movement. Mid to upper 90s is a bonus.

    Worth a flyer over Rainey or Newcomb? I’m not sure if Rainey will be goto guy over Hudson if Hand were to get hurt or have the night off, and Newcomb seems to be doing great in the pen and could be in a good position to do the same if Smith is unavailable.

    His next starts are: @CHC, vs. ARI, v. CHC.

    SPs: Corbin, Gausman, Alcantara, I. Anderson, Paddack, Rodgers, Marquez,
    RPs: Kimbrel, Bard, Rainey, Newcomb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Rainey

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Looks like you’re going to take the L on Glasnow.
        Can’t be right on everyone haha

      • pugs slugs says:
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        Thanks! He’s gone already. Not the worst thing. Are you holding Hudson over Rainey? He’s available.

  164. brett says:
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    You buying Mercedes? Thinking of trying to trade him for Contreras. Wondering if you would or if you have concerns with contreras having a slow start?

    • frankgrimes says:
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      Meh

  165. Brushback says:
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    Yordan or JDM ROS?

    • frankgrimes says:
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      YorDong

  166. Dancin Homer says:
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    evening Grey,

    Karinchak was dropped in my league.

    with 9 saves thus far and CLE looking like a juggernaut, is he worth dropping anyone on my current roster for (and burning my #1 waiver claim)

    Roster:
    C: Posey
    1B: Freeman
    2B: Altuve
    3B: Arenado
    SS: Story
    IF: Bohm
    OF: F. Reyes, Laureano, Baddoo
    UTL: Mercedes
    BN: N. Lowe, Jazz Chisholm, Lewis (IL)
    SP: Woodruff, Ryu, Gausman, May, Means, J. Montgomery, Cease, Heaney,
    RP: Chapman, RIchRod, Bard, Kennedy

    IL (3total): S. Gray, Valdez, Springer

    thanks in advance,

    • frankgrimes says:
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      Even tho you’re my enemy I’m gonna tell you don’t waste #1 waiver yet

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Had a feeling that’d be the case; just needed someone to talk me off the ledge.

        Thanks Grimy!

  167. fleeced says:
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    drop Solak or Naquin for Schwarber?

    • fleeced says:
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      also on the wire.. Winker and Baddoo

    • frankgrimes says:
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      Naquin

  168. Justin says:
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    Get: Machado buxton and moustakas
    Give: bellinger mondesi and aroldis Chapman

    What do you think ?

    • frankgrimes says:
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      Macho man side
      Some people know I hate that beef stew Bellinger tho

  169. Lucky Dog says:
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    Tomorrow’s headlines today: Hand Jobbed

    These umps are brutal.

  170. letsgobravos says:
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    Big Sho continues to rake. 3/5 with 2 doubles, 3 RBIs and 2 runs tonight.

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