Did you hear about this Joc working overtime?  He was too uptight!  Take it, Highlights, it it yours!  One guy whose completely uptight in the forbidden Fruit of the Looms is Joc Pederson.  Yesterday, he went 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs with his 5th and 6th homer.  That gives him five homers this week.  Yabba dabba drool!  “So, I was hoping to buy a screw in this hardware store, but I’m having lustly feelings about a Joc.  Will you serve me?”  That’s me walking into a hardware store in Tennessee.  Some of my hotter buys — buys I make while wearing a thong — are owned in more than 50% of leagues — Rendon, Desmond, etc. — but Joc is pretty sexy if he’s going right and available in a multitude of leagues.  By the by, someone who changes attitudes frequently has a multitude.  The royal we are talking about a guy in my Joc who could sneak into a 30+ homer, 7-steal season, and he’s not even hitting for a bad average this season (.272).  Giddy up on this Joc!  And that’s not the first time I’ve said that!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Dennis Santana – Scratched with late lat (say that fast 117 times!) soreness, which forced the Dodgers to do a Rays game, and throw all middle relievers.  When your kid is your age, they’re gonna be like, “How weird is it that team threw a starting pitcher as a starter?  Ruining baseball, I tell ya.  Leave your starters for the 2nd through 6th inning!”

Cody Bellinger – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 11th homer, and homers in three straight games, and homering every game since Lance gave his Cody Bellinger breakdown.  Is it weird that Lance fixed Bellinger?  I wonder if he could fix Luis Castillo too.  Can he fix Byron Buxton?  Can he just rub his hands on Justin Turner’s wrist?  Yo, Lance, you shaman?  I got questions, y’all!

Max Muncy – 1-for-4 and his 1st steal.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but you do you, I’ll do me and may we forever hold our piece.  Misspelling FTW!

Elias Diaz – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Also in this game, Francisco Cervelli hit his 9th homer.  Pirates may not be doing great in the majors, but they’d win themselves a deep, two-catcher league.

Jameson Taillon – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.08.  I wonder if they were to put a walnut in his underwear to balance him if he’d get back to where he was last year.

Scott Schebler – 3-for-6, 1 run, 1 RBI and now hitting leadoff, and has now appeared in every roundup this week and will appear in today’s Buy column and he owns the world.  Look out your window, there he is.  Don’t just stare!  Say hello!

Jesse Winker – 3-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, as he came in to replace the god-awful Adam Duvall (1-for-3, 1 run, hitting .185).  All respect to the Reds for trying to keep their scrubs in check, but what are they doing starting Duvall over Winker ever?  They’re 19 games under .500 through 63 games, they’re not playing for anything except to see what their youngsters can do.  That Billy Hamilton (0-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .195) ever plays is bewildering too.  Clean house like my maid Graciela!

Nick Pivetta – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 3.76.  Meh, it was a tough matchup and the final line is worse than he looked.  I’m still all-in on Pivetta like our hockey writer, Viz, at the final table of the World Series of Poker.  Our hockey guy is a pro poker player, do people know this?  They should.

Tyler Chatwood – 4 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 11 baserunners (7 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 3.86.  Speaking of final lines looking better for Pivetta, well, this line by Chatwood is garbage found under your Aunt Audrey’s sofa.  “Aunt Audrey, is this a bowl for the dog?”  “That’s my diaphragm.”

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, and 4th homer in the last ten games.  HR to the Rizzo!

Paul Blackburn – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks as he was activated from the DL.  He has a career 3.4 K/9.  I will now laugh hysterically, then stop abruptly and say, “Nah.”

Eddie Rosario – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .312.  Serious question, do you ever think to yourself, ‘Why didn’t I just listen to Grey on everything?’

Eduardo Escobar – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .286, as he bats third.  In my NFBC league where I’m in first, I put Escobar in my lineup the 1st week of the season (he was intended as a backup) and I haven’t removed him.  Not a bad 34th round pick.  (Joc Pederson wasn’t a bad 31st rounder either.)  Suddenly, screaming, “Give me my just desserts!”

Jose Berrios – 9 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.66.  Solid #2, yadda blabbity bloo.  Something just occurred to me, I wonder how many complete games there are now vs. any other decade where the pitcher gives up runs.  These seem especially rare.  A shutout is a clear case where the pitcher should be left in, but it seems that if the pitcher gives up a run, he has little chance of completing the game.

Miles Mikolas – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.27.  In that aforementioned NFBC league, I drafted Mikolas in the 25th round.  Hey, I told everyone to draft him; blame yourself.

Jose Martinez – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .311.  Racist!  You know what’s a bit odd?  I like Jo-Ma a lot.  I almost want to call him Jo-Momma and have you start calling me daddy because I loved Jo-Momma so long and sexy and incredibly sensually, but he really doesn’t hit for much power, huh?  If you’ve ever seen him, it’s even more surprising.  He looks, build and swing-wise, like he should be hitting 30+ homers.

Fernando Abad – Suspended 80 games for PEDs.   He’s Abad man.

Evan Gattis – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, and his 6th homer in the last ten games.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy because he’s owned in too many leagues, but if he’s out there, by all means.

Alex Bregman – 2-fo-4, 2 runs, and his 7th homer.  I’d say he’s overdue, but he really might only be a 17-homer hitter, i.e., Alex Blehman.

Jalen Beeks – 4 IP, 6 ER as he was called up.  Beeks looked better when he had his mouth taped shut in a gorilla suit.

Andrew Benintendi – 2-for-5 and his 11th homer, hitting .299.  Not trying to strum up a conspiracy theory here, but MLB is miscounting Benintendi’s homers.  He’s homered like 17 times in the last week, so how you figure eleven?  Exposing lies here!  I’m a fantasy baseball Carl Monday.

Leonys Martin – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs  and his 8th homer, and three homers in his last ten games.  Could be a little schmotato here, but he lost some shine when he was moved down the Tigers lineup.

Mitch Haniger – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Grey prods a guy on Thursday morning in the roundup, guy hits a home run later that evening.  You’re welcome.  *blows on knuckles, wipes knuckles on shirt*  Crap, why did I have ketchup on my knuckles?  Cougs is gonna kill me.

Denard Span – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games.  Hot schmotato alert for Span, or is it really Ben Revere?  You’ll never know.  Seriously, don’t think about it too long.

Austin Pruitt – 7 IP, 5 ER, as he entered the game in the 2nd inning.  Maybe I’m being daft, but what is the difference between a reliever pitching the 1st inning, then a starter pitching 2nd thru 8th and a reliever again for the ninth vs. a starter pitching the 1st thru 7th inning, then a reliever in the 8th and 9th?

Daniel Robertson – 1-for-5 and his 7th homer, hitting .263.  He is so yawnstipating.  He should change his name to Yawniel.

Brad Miller – Designated for assignment.  His assignment is ‘you don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.’

Mark Trumbo – 2-for-4 and a homer.  I was floored when I saw how many homers he had and his average.  Floored, I tell ya!  I know he was injured, but he has three homers and is hitting .292.  Yo, Joe Mauer, take off that Trumbo jersey!

Austin Wynns – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer to go with his fabulous Vegas casinos that I can no longer go to anymore because I’m too woke.

Josh Donaldson – Sounds like he won’t come off the DL today.  Donaldson said he’s “kinda iffy.”  Choosy fantasy baseballers don’t choose an iffy Donaldson.

David Hess – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.07.  Just looked at the Stream-o-Nator for Hess and it read, “Whatchu talkin’ about Willis?”  You don’t find that crack analysis anywhere.  Sorry, shouldn’t say that, don’t believe Willis is smoking crack anymore.

Zach Britton – Aiming to return on June 15th, as he finishes rehab at Triple-A Norfolk.  Fun fact!  People from there are called Norfolks.

   
  1. Crazy J says:
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    “do you ever think to yourself, ‘Why didn’t I just listen to Grey on everything?’” … everytime I have to decide whether to DL or drop Buxton, yes.

    My Mikola line: 12 IP, 1 W, 10 K, 6.00/1.25 … dazzling! Doesn’t come even close to my Faria line, but looks very similar to my Pomeranz line. I guess when you sleep with fleas you’re going to draft dogs?

    • Asking For A Friend says:
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      @Crazy J:

      I listed to Grey on a lot as well (Rosario/Pivetta/Vlad Jr, etc etc)

      Didn’t listen to him on donaldson. I’ve now dropped him because I couldn’t move his tight calf dead armed ass. What a bum!

      Grey- I now need you to handle my taxes and all investment strategies too please.

      All in.

        • Willy Mo says:
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          @Grey: step 2, buy razzball stock

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

  2. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Great write-up, man! Awesome, top shelf!

    a. Short schedule yesterday! I saw four of my players weren’t starting. Fortunately the ones who did start did all right. In a word…Schebler!

    b. Mark Twain quote of the day for June 8

    The cow illustration is it not sufficient to show that a dumb animal’s mental machine is just the same as a man’s and its reasoning processes the same?

    I will illustrate further.

    If you should hand Mr. Edison a box which you caused to fly open by some concealed device he would infer a spring, and would hunt for it and find it. Now an uncle of mine had an old horse who used to get into the closed lot where the corn-crib was and dishonestly take the corn. I got the punishment myself, as it was supposed that I had heedlessly failed to insert the wooden pin which kept the gate closed.These persistent punishments fatigued me; they also caused me to infer the existence of a culprit, somewhere; so I hid myself and watched the
    gate. Presently the horse came and pulled the pin out with his teeth and went in. Nobody taught him that; he had observed–then thought it out for himself. His process did not differ from Edison’s; he put this and that together and drew an inference–and the peg, too; but I made him sweat for it.

    c. Have a Grey(t) weekend!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Schebler! B. So great C. You too!

  3. Lipson says:
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    I sure wish these would come out before Yahoo rosters lock at 3am. That’s all…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lipson: Life is a struggle of want and get

  4. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft league. 6×6: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, Saves+Holds, K/9

    1. Can I cut Yonder Alonso despite only having Ian Desmond as my 1B?
    2. Drop Yonder Alonso for Michael Taylor, Jurickson Profar, or Joc Pederson? Or hold.
    3. Drop Ryan Madison for Justin Miller, Joakim Soria, or Hector Rondon? Rondon wasn’t used last night in the 9th. Or hold.
    4. This team hasn’t been out of first place a single week and is about to crush another week. Knock on wood. All thanks to you! Thanks Grey. Though you said to hold Grandal over Gattis. Had to override last week and take the DH eligible at catcher

    C: Evan Gattis
    1B: Ian Desmond
    2B: Cesar Hernandez
    3B: Jeimer Candelario
    SS: Francisco Lindor
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Mitch Haniger
    OF: Eddie Rosario
    UTL: Jake Lamb
    Bench: Yonder Alonso

    P: Daniel Winkler
    P: Ryan Madson
    P: Matt Barnes
    P: Keon Kela
    P: Steve Cishek
    SP: Mike Foltynewicz
    SP: Miles Mikolas
    Bench: Max Scherzer
    Bench: Blake Snell
    Bench: Michael Wacha

    DL: Clayton Kershaw
    DL: Joey Lucchesi
    DL: Tony Cingrani

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Savoy Special: 1./2. Sure, Joc 3. It wasn’t a save opp, Rondon 4. Nice!

  5. Scott says:
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    Semien or Anderson ros? Obp league. I realize neither is a good obp source, but this is for my MI spot. Where is semien’s power? I’ll take a 20/20 season from Anderson. Do you think he can keep this pace while having a .300 boo? Thanks

  6. Scott says:
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    .300 obp

  7. muskysmell says:
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    Two questions:

    1) Is Benintendi a Top 10 Overall Fantasy player right now at this very moment if you re-did the rankings today?

    2) Is Mikolas a Top 25 Pitcher? I’m seeing some fantasy gurus saying he’s on that cusp

    • Hawk says:
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      @muskysmell:

      According to CBS (I know hahahaah) Benintendi is 12th. The top 10 are:
      1) Max Scherzer
      2) Justin Verlander
      3) Mookie Betts
      4) Mike Trout
      5) Corey Kluber
      6) Gerrit Cole
      7) Luis Severino
      8) Jose Ramirez
      9) JD Martinez
      10) Jean Segura (I did a double take too but he’s hitting .340)
      11) Manny Machado

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha, nah, there’s a new post for followups

  8. Murph says:
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    Happy Friday Grey!
    Great stuff today…. Norfolks sounds like a dad joke right?

    1 Which 2b do you like rest of season – Cesar Hernandez, Villar or Peraza?
    2 Would you trade Charlie Morton + Moreland for Benitendi? That’s a yes right? (still would have Severino, Quintana, McCullers, Snell, Stripling and Buehler)

    Thanks buddy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: Big time dad joke! 1. Peraza 2. Benintendi side

  9. Donny Simms says:
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    H2H Points league

    Drop Nimmo or Kinsler or both

    For

    Joc, Gattis, Peralta, Muncy, Leonys

    Thanking

  10. Aardvark says:
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    Can you rank Jo-ma, Schebler , joc ROS please?

      • Aardvark says:
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        @Grey: last roster spot. Would you rather have carpenter or jo ma?

        Also is Clayton Richard worth a hold? Or grab a keon kela

  11. JC says:
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    Plse rank Pederson, Schebler, Conforto, Sano ROS.
    2 different leagues trying to see who to pick up & who to drop with one question
    Thank you!
    Have a great weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC: Sano, Joc, Schebler

  12. Joel says:
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    While we’re at it, let’s scoop Schoop over to Lance for general maintenance.

    He’s my only bench bat and is pretty much useless at this point…Is it nutty to consider Joc over him at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel: Lance is a shaman, yes or no?

      Yeah, little nutty

  13. Christopher Coriell says:
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    Buchholz in a two start week at home vs Pit and NYM in H2H points league? I like it, do you Grey? Thanks for a great column every day! Let’s Go Clay!

  14. papasmurf says:
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    Pederson has 5 homers in the last 4 games he started. I streamed him once. Guess which game I started him?

    Costanza Smurf. The anti-Gray.

  15. Cram It says:
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    I didn’t understand the reliever/opener thing myself, until I heard the reasoning behind it. The opener is supposed to get through the toughest part of the lineup so that the actual starter, among other intangible effects, only sees that part of the lineup maybe 3 times. I don’t know. It makes sense if the opener is actually capable and doesn’t allow any runs. Instead of Jonny Venters, which feels more like a sacrifice to the fantasy baseball owners of Nationals.

    • Willy Mo says:
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      @Cram It: yeah eventually teams will just be full of guys who pitch 1 to 3 innings every 3 or 4 days.

      Starting pitching is a dying art

      • Cram It says:
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        @Willy Mo: The Rockies kinda sorta tried that a few years back. Brian Kenny likes to still discuss the possibility. Hasn’t taken yet.

        • Willy Mo says:
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          @Cram It: I mean you look at these prospects coming up now lile alex reyes and to me i dont see that kinda player ever taking the ball every 5 days and going 6 and 7 innings.

          It’s going to be a slow evolution but it’s coming

          • Willy Mo says:
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            @Willy Mo: like* alex reyes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Plus, the ‘starter’ still has to face good hitters at some point, no?

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Well yeah, but ideally not the first time through the order. So there’s that advantage, plus that whole “hitters averages increase severely the third time seeing the same pitcher” thing.

        • Arty Montoya says:
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          @Cram It: Instead of the save…it will be a “shave”…relievers shaving off innings for starters on the front end…saving it on the back.

    • cyler8 says:
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      @Cram It: I can see it now:

      6 X 6 OPS plus Opens league…WTF “opens”?

  16. Ozzie Smith says:
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    Bellinger turning it on!

    10 team h2h 5×5 redraft league and a guy just got impatient and dropped him on Tuesday, I’ve been holding #1 waiver priority and I think it’s time to cash it in.
    In this league we are allowed 4 moves per week which I usually use to stream 4 pitchers since my hitting is pretty well set. I could put him in that spot and lose my streaming opportunity or drop someone else, whatcha think?
    C Molina
    1 freeman
    2 Albies
    3 Rendon
    SS turner
    MI Gleyber Torres
    OF Mazara, Brantley, Soto
    U Shaw
    DL Acuna

    SP Bauer, Quintana
    RP Jansen, Vasquez, Boxberger
    P Archer, Wood, Newcomb, Pivetta, Flaherty, Buehler,
    streamer (currently Wright)
    DL Robbie Ray

  17. Jason says:
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    I’m in a 10 team mixed Yahoo H2H redraft league.

    Please rank the following for ROS:
    Soto, Hererra, Bell, Alonso, CarGo.

    I own Soto and am considering making a switch.

  18. jon says:
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    At this point would you rather Escobar over: Nimmo, Teoscar, Beltre, Bird, or O. Herrera? thx!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jon: Teoscar

  19. Loverocket says:
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    Would u drop Mancini for Pederson?

  20. jose H. says:
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    I like me some Muncy, especially since he is eligible at 1B, 2B and 3B for this year and has locked eligibility at 1B and 3B for next year already and the Dodgers are working him at 2B and plan to use him there some later. We need 20 games for him to qualify in 2019.

    I will probably platoon him at 1B with Gyorko. Love his lefty bat and plate discipline.

  21. Willy Mo says:
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    I’m surprised you didn’t mention in your lead about Joc Pederson that he is a strict platoon player only, for any of your readers who may not know.

    He hardly ever plays vs leftes, and you wouldn’t want him to face lefties anyways as he does literally zero vs them.

    So yeah Joc is good if you can platoon him. He has some of the most drastic lefty-righty matchup splits I’ve ever seen for a career.

    OK, time to read the rest of the post now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Willy Mo: Yeah, not that many lefties tho, and like you said you don’t want him vs. lefties anyway

  22. Ball4's says:
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    Rank these DL SP stashees for shallow head-to-head points league for 2nd half. Ryu, J. Nelson, Darvish, E. Santana, Urias.

  23. Willy Mo says:
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    Can you ask Lance if he can write about me having a 6-pack for this summer? Thanks, I appreciate it.

    … make that an 8-pack

  24. Willie Mickey and the Duke says:
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    True fact..one of they guys in my main league’s son Scott won the WSOP last year. It paid much better then our league
    15 team redraft: I have Kinder-Falafel in my utl spot and can get K Morales, I need hr and rbi but also ave, would you do it? Very deep league and not much available

    • Willy Mo says:
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      @Willie Mickey and the Duke: kinda interesting that if you search scott blumstein in google the second auto fill is scott blumstein parents…

      I wonder if that’s for everybody or maybe google just reads minds.

      • Willie Mickey and the Duke says:
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        @Willy Mo: Len is a great guy. Won the league 2 yrs ago after lots of years of frustration. Big Astos fan..having Altuve helped

  25. BLR says:
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    Would You drop Mancini or Trumbo for Pederson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BLR: Mancini

  26. Je Suis Un Framoge says:
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    Dearest Greyest, what are your thoughts on Domingo German? My pitching staff in my 14 teamer has taken several swift knicks to the nutsack…you know…the grazing type that makes your nuts throb…where the pain travels from the vein that connects your testes to your heart to your brain. SON loves some German for the next two…but I’m a fantasy Jew…so I’m a little yiddish about this recommendation. Mazal tov.

  27. Willy Mo says:
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    I had the chance to add muncy for healy 2 weeks ago and i decided not to. Somebody added him shortly after and im tilting my balls off about it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Willy Mo: Prolly end up pretty even

  28. Charles Varon says:
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    6×5, 10 team, h2h, including ops. Start one player at every position and 2 util. 2 sp, 2 rp, 4 p.

    Should I drop Braun or anyone for Joc?

    C – Yadier
    1b – Abreu, Goldschmidt
    2b – Albies
    ss – Bregman
    3b – Arenado, Castellanos, Beltre
    of – Trout, Judge, Puig, Meadows, Braun, Inciarte, Pollock

    sp – Price, Archer, Musgorve, Pivetta, Scherzer, Weaver, Wacha
    rp – Herrera, Kela, Barraclough

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Charles Varon: You playing Meadows at all? Guess him but you have too many OFs as it is

      • Charles Varon says:
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        @Grey:

        With Pollock hurt and with Inciarte forgetting how to play baseball, and Braun playing every few days I’ve loaded up on outfielders to cobble together my last outfield spot and my two utility spots. It’s a hodgepodge of crap and I’m rotating the hot bat. Would you drop any of my guys for Joc?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not over Braun over Ender, tho him and Ender are different things

          • Charles Varon says:
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            @Grey:

            True. Freaking injuries to Pollock. That and the Jays screwing me with not calling up Vlad are the real problems ha!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  29. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Hey all,

    what do you think of this trade it came up for review but i don’t know much about either of these players espcecially stripling but his numbers look good lately? Is it too one sided or fair?

    mitch haniger for ross stripling

    thanks

    • Willy Mo says:
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      @LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood: ohhh you mean from a commissioner standpoint….

      I mean it’s not so absurd that it’s collusion. Don’t commission the league by babysitting owners, that’s not how trades work, let it go through.

      I hate when commissioners with trade veto power use it and unnecessary spots like this. Allowing a trade isn’t about whether you think it’s fair or not it’s about whether you think it’s collusion or not

      • Willy Mo says:
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        @Willy Mo: I hate when Commissioners with trade veto power use it in* unnecessary spots like this

        That’s not how this shit is supposed to work

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        @Willy Mo:

        Right i guess i am asking more if it is collusion than fair. The trade is from a worst to first team so just checking. The weaker team is getting stripling.

        In this league everyone can object/approve and commissioner can veto. I’m not the comish and i agree i never objected to a trade before. i think this one seems ok but i never heard of stripling.

        thanks for the feedback

        • Willy Mo says:
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          @LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood: the fact that you even have to ask makes me think you are unfit to be commissioner. Certainly unfit to have full veto power. Sorry but that’s how I feel.
          Let the trade go through

          • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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            @Willy Mo:

            i’m not the commissioner, and i did not veto nor have i ever vetoed a trade.

            i was just asking as i am not familiar with stripling at all.

            simple as that

          • Yankee My Wanky! says:
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            @Willy Mo: Rare form today Willy Mo, even for you! A bit harsh for a sunny Friday (in MA), but rare form indeed. I felt the need to comment because I literally laughed out loud at this portion of the response. Perhaps you should police all leagues and take down anyone you see as unfit. I mean who doesn’t know Stripling…

        • Cram It says:
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          @LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood: @Jason: Don’t bother with how Willy Mo feels. Slight edge to the bat, but the trade is fair enough. Could still be collusion though…ya never know!

          • Willy Mo says:
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            @Cram It: cram you in nj right? Wana meet up for a drink? Come to hoboken tonight and lets hug it out.

            • Cram It says:
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              @Willy Mo: I would totally buy you a drink. It solves all disagreements. Ex-NYer…I’m in Baltimore.

              • Willy Mo says:
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                @Cram It: thats the spirit

                My buddy went to towson so i used to make weekend trips down there for some insane parties back in the day

                • Cram It says:
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                  @Willy Mo: Didn’t go there, but lived in Towson for a couple of years when I first moved down here. Always a sh*t show on the weekends.

              • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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                @Cram It:

                LOL….. bro hugs, booze and baseball

    • Jason says:
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      @LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood:
      If one team needs pitching and the other needs hitting it seems fair to me. Each player has done well so far and has upside to continue.

  30. Willy Mo says:
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    Are you at all interested in either mike montgomery or shelby miller?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Willy Mo: Montgomery, though will lose his rotation spot if Yu returns

      • Willy Mo says:
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        @Grey: would you drop trevor williams for montgomery?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

          • Willy Mo says:
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            @Grey: thanks im going to mull this over some more

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  31. BillyLoverocket says:
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    Would you drop Mancini or Trumbo for Pederson?

  32. Jogon says:
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    Pick two ros limited moves:
    Richards, godley, gibson, l. Weaver, gausmann

    Drop deshields for pederson, t anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jogon: Gibson, Weaver — Anderson, but apples/oranges with Delino and Joc, do you need power more than runs/speed

  33. Dave D says:
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    Fantastic write-up. While your fantasy baseball advice is good, I find your comedy even better. If Vic the Hockey Guru is a professional poker player, then one can only speculate what you do “professionally” since we all know this website won’t support you sipping lattes at Caffe Luxxe during breaks from shopping with the cougar on Montana St. If television were still intended to be funny I would say you would be a great writer for a late night show. Speaking of which, my friends cousin lived two doors down from Johnny Carson in Malibu growing up back in the day. That was back when one could turn on the t.v. and laugh for the right reasons. I miss Johnny. Now I just look forward to spitting coffee onto the screen of my mobile phone every so often while reading razzball.

  34. G Funk Error says:
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    What are your thoughts on this trade in a 10 team h2h categories league… Lindor and Kimbrel for Hader..Newcomb..Baez?
    Thank you

  35. Ron Pridgen says:
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    These are all for H2H Points ROS

    1) 1 pickup – Josh Bell, Max Muncy, Brian Anderson or Derek Dietrich?

    2) Rank – Leonys, Jon Jay, Meadows, Schebler, Nimmo, Cargo?

  36. Synyster says:
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    How do I set this lineup tonight? Does what I have look good? This is why I hate carrying bench players sometimes!

    C- Cervelli
    1B – Bellinger vs McCarthy (5-2 4.38 ERA)
    2B – Dee Gordon @ Wilmer Font (0-2 9.78 ERA)
    3B – JoRa @ Fulmer (2-5 4.73 ERA)
    SS – Machado @ Happ (7-3 4.08 ERA)
    OF – Trout @ Lance Lynn (4-4 5.46 ERA)
    OF – Cain @ Velazquez (4-6 3.82 ERA)
    OF – Brantley @ Fulmer (2-5 4.73 ERA)
    Util – Merrifield @ Frankie Montas (2-0 0.64 ERA)
    BN – Hosmer @ Caleb Smith (4-6 4.03 ERA)
    BN – Gregorius @ deGrom (4-0 1.49 ERA)

    Thanks and have a good wknd!

    • Willy Mo says:
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      @Synyster: bench trout. Lol

      Looks like you have it right dude Hosmer vs the lefty and Didi vs degrom on the bench.

      What else were you even considering?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Synyster: Yeah, not much else you can do, looks fine, you should make a trade

      • Synyster says:
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        @Grey:

        I really wasn’t considering anything else. Just bouncing it off the powers that be. But I am in first by 20 games and never won this league before lol, it would be huge to cruise into playoffs.

        Grey- Any recommendations for trade? I was hesitant because my team is really firing on all cylinders right now. I think I’d rather try and trade away one of my bats instead of SP? I’m not sure. Recommendations? Thanks!!!

        • Synyster says:
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          @Grey: My pitching is…

          deGrom, Bauer, Chapman, Herrera, Norris, Wacha, Stripling, Snell, Ed-Rod, Ohtani, Newcomb.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, ride it out if your team’s solid, but those bench bats are better than you need bench bats to be… Trade both for an SP?

          • Synyster says:
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            @Grey:

            Agreed. Thanks!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  37. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I get Syndergaard back Sunday and faces Severino at Citi Field. Two questions:

    1) Would you drop Pivetta or CC to activate Thor? The other will be dropped when either Kershaw, Britton, Ray or Hellickson come off the DL
    .
    2) Would you start severino and thor against each other on Sunday?

    Thanks in advance as usual

    • Scott Kimmel says:
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      Grey

      Joc Pederson is available. Would you drop Tony Kemp or Billy Hamilton to pick him up? Thanks again

  38. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Totally un-related but did anyone see the woman in the white dress behind Ovechkin last night?

    Worth a look before they censor it.

  39. Peacecoast says:
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    DL stashed Eaton last week. He might come back soon. 12t mixed roto (do I always have to say that? I mean don’t you remember anything about me??). Drop Villar or D Peralta when he comes back? Cespedes comes back soonish too and I will need to drop the other of the two anyway so yay another kinda dumb/pointless question from PC. Lambda forever!

    Weekend off baby! Couple bottes of wine and several episodes of Expanse in my future.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peacecoast: Lambda! Drop Peralta — catch up on Expanse already!

      • Peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: btw watch movie called The Lobster. Colin Farrell. I think you might lambda it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Really? It looked kinda bleh… Cougs wanted to watch it

          • Peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: kinda dark and dsytopic. I liked it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I trust your taste more than Cougs, so I’ll seek it out

              • Peacecoast says:
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                @Grey: Question about the last episode of The Leftovers (SPOILER ALERT IF ANYONE ELSE IS READING THIS).

                Do you think she lied and made up the whole story about going to the other side? I didn’t even consider that until I went to Reddit sub for the show. I want to believe she was telling the truth.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No way, I believed her

                  • Peacecoast says:
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                    @Grey: There is quite a large group who believe that she made it up for whatever reason. e.g. how the fuck did she travel across the world in a place that only had 2% of the population? infrastructure must not have existed. Also how did the guy build the machine over there with no science and/or manufacturing? bla bla.
                    That stuff kinda ruins it for me tho.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You’ll find people out there, peacecoast, that will believe anything… On the subject of The Leftovers, tho, the 1st season was a chore, the last two seasons were great…

  40. Moonshine says:
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    Dropping Conforto for Joc?
    Keepes league.

  41. Polish neighbor says:
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    Herrro
    What do we do with Conforto?
    Drop?

      • David Niven says:
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        Oprah frikkin Winfrey at this point…

      • Polish neighbor says:
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        @Cram It: joc is available

        • Cram It says:
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          @Polish neighbor: If Conforto is just a bench bat, I would hold for when he comes around. If he’s in your OF everyday, I’d make the switch.

  42. Zain says:
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    hey there, was wondering if you could give me some advice. I’m in a 14 team keeper league where we keep 8 and someone in 3rd (i’m in 4th – 20 points away from 1st!) offered me Devers Josh Fields and Joe Kelly for Vince velasquez and tanner roark. Devers would cost me a 21st round pick to keep.

    In brackets are the rounds in which it would cost to keep them.

    Here’s my team C – Perez (8) 1- Justin Bour 2 – Dozier (1) 3 – Arenado (4) SS – Anderson (12) OF – Puig, Benintendi (20), Soto (22) Util – Chris Taylor (16) Bench – Greg Bird (9) DL – David Dahl (19)

    SP – Gio Gonzalez, Roark, Velasquez, Heaney, Romero, Cahill, Wood RP – Kintzler, Soria, Watson, Moronta, Dyson DL – Ottavino (17), Carl Edwards jr

    • Cram It says:
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      @Zain: You won’t win this year if you deplete your already thin staff further, but it’s a win for you from a keeper perspective.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zain: Agree with Cram

  43. Fred says:
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    Should I drop Desmond for Pederson for ROS? Yahoo H2h 12 team league

    • Cram It says:
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      @Fred: No

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fred: Agree with Cram

  44. SheaSeraSera says:
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    Can use more Offense but particularly HR’s Avg and OPS (6×6 12 team league) which two you like from this Misdemeanors Row?
    Schebler
    Matt Chapman
    Denard Span
    Semien
    Goodrum
    Hicks
    Leonidas Martin
    Almora Jr

  45. boognish says:
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    Prolly a question for Lifshitz, but in a 14 team deep-ish keep forever league would you drop either Hunter Greene, Carter Kieboom, or Jesus Luzardo for Seuly Matias? Inclined to dump Greene. Need to move this week before mid season prospect lists come out… Thx!

  46. Cohen says:
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    U like any of these streamers?
    German at Mets Saturday
    Straily vs SD at home Sat
    Eavoldi vs Sea at home Sun
    SON likes them all

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cohen: I like them to stream, that order

  47. RobMac says:
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    Great stuff as usual, Grey!

    Agree with the Pivetta love. But… would you drop him for Carlos Rodon, who has looked great in his rehab starts? Who do you like ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RobMac: I’d hold Pivetta, thanks!

  48. Ron Swanson says:
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    Grey, should I deal Price for Andujar? I have Darvish, Bauer, Happ, Snell, Suter, Rodon left over if I do. Or you think I need to hold him? My bats are ok but maybe I can do better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron Swanson: I like Andujar, think you can do better tho

  49. KCC26 says:
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    Power-starved owner here:

    Joc or Thames ROS?

    Thanks!

  50. jiggy nits says:
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    been bothering you a lot recently

    so we need power and walks. NL ONLY ROTO 5×5 with BB instead of R

    our jose peraza and kyle barraclough for conforto and will smith

    you approve?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jiggy nits: Meh, don’t love it, Conforto seems like he’s hurt, it’s fair

      • jiggy nits says:
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        @Grey: great thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  51. fataz says:
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    Love the Mr Beeks reference. Always enjoy reading your post. The answer is YES I wish I would just listen to Grey on everything . Merry New Year !!

  52. Member Berries says:
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    18 team keeper league

    Need SP Depth

    1.Is Lance Lynn a good buy low option? Last three starts have been encouraging

    2. Top 5 SP to buy low on right now. Quintana top that list?

    • Johnnyhobbes says:
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      @Member Berries: piggy backing this q. Lynn, Taillon, Flaherty? best arm rank ros? Piggy backing on q isn’t poor etiquette is it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Member Berries: 1. Sure, if by buying you’re buying low 2. Quintana seems like a good buy low

      • Member Berries says:
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        @Grey:

        I’d probably give up a bat like Teocar for Lynn

        I have depth with bats but cannot get decent value on ERosario or Pham. I was hoping to flip Rosario for Trevor Bauer since other team desperately needs a LF and has Sp Depth but no go

        Any of these arms worth trading for?
        Cueto
        Duffy
        Manaea

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That works for me… Those arms are kinda bleh, I could see maybe Manaea if cheap enough, but streamers or injured (Cueto)

          • Member Berries says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks. I know you’re a sell on Corbin, but….

            Rosario for Corbin
            Rosario for Greinke
            Or hold?

  53. Five-on-One says:
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    In a vacuum, would you start one (which one), both or neither in a 12-team, 5×5 league with weekly lineups? If answer is Both or Neither, can you rank please?

    Straily vSF ($4.4) and @SF (not on SON yet)
    A.Suarez @MIA ($3.6) and vMIA (not on SON yet)

  54. Kelley says:
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    Whazzup Grey, I’m in a h2h points that has holds/saves. Which 2 would you drop, Box, Siranthony, Betances, Chad Green, Hader, Barnes

  55. Beastman says:
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    On a scale of “take a spa weekend and you’ll be fine” to “time for your straightjacket”, how crazy am I to consider trading $9 Ozzie Albies for $17 James Paxton and $23 Bumgarner? 16-team keeper league where SP depth is gold and I have Dozier to plug in at 2B.

    • jiggy nits says:
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      @Beastman: doesnt seem that crazy too me. then again i see nothing wrong with wearing a straight jacket to the spa. are you looking at locking up a win this year if you do?

      • Beastman says:
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        @jiggy nits: Ah, straight jacket spa day, of course. Yes, very much in contention for the title this year and could use the pitching. But man, Albies could be a top 10 guy next year.

  56. FrankGrimes says:
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    RIP Chef

    • Willy Mo says:
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      @FrankGrimes: not using this to promote an agenda but marijuana is a miracle drug for depression, ptsd and suicidal thoughts. Why are we stuck in the dark ages and acting like this plant is so fucking evil?

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Willy Mo:
        Wish it was as easy as that bro…

        • Willy Mo says:
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          @FrankGrimes: don’t underestimate the power of that plant

          Go take a look at the studies on how it fights cancer

          It’s a legit miracle drug

  57. Willy Mo says:
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    Suzuki or cervelli ROS?

    I feel like its a toss up but curious if you feel strongly one way or the other. 6×6 with ops

  58. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Do you see DeJong coming back as an everyday player or will he be rotating come September? I have to decide between him, Semien or Peralta for one cut.

    Thanks!

    • Willy Mo says:
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      @DodgerWindowClosed: dejong signed a 26 million dollar extension this offseason, hes playing nearly everyday upon his return.

      Drop semien.

      • Willy Mo says:
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        @Grey: truly a monumental day!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  59. Scottydoes says:
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    Is it time I stop hoping Carlos Santana gets out of his funk and begin streaming guys like Joc Pederson, and whoever else?

    I need someone to definitively tell me that Carlos is not going to be getting on track and hottttt

  60. Johnnyhobbes says:
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    Scrolling through the comments before any of your responses have been posted…..a lot of Pederson or_______ questions, so whats one more at this point? Thing is Pederson is super streaky and in weekly lockin leagues i almost really hate having the choice of Pederson but here goes: Pederson or Nimmo? Inclined to give Nimmo a few weeks- if someone picks up Pederson, so be it. I just feel like if I pick up Pederson, he becomes Jack Peterson not Joc Pederson fo two weeks and I drop and then vice versa. I’m not int he mood for that ulcer…

    • Johnnyhobbes says:
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      @Johnnyhobbes: H2h Points league

      • Johnnyhobbes says:
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        @Johnnyhobbes: Scott Schebler is available too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Johnnyhobbes: Schebler prolly most valuable, Nimmo is runs, Joc power, Schebler power but steadier if healthy

  61. Stumanji! says:
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    Mornin’!

    Choose 1 streamer for this weekend:
    Gausman @Tor
    C.Richard @Mia
    Kingham @Cubs
    Straily vs SD
    DeSclafini vs StL

    Need QS, Ks, low ERA, low WHIP…yea soooo everything.

  62. DonnieB says:
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    Rondon or Nate Jones?
    Drop Domingo for Joc? Will Joc get enough at bats or at least more than Domingo?

    Thanks and you are the best fantasy writer on the internet! Not close!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DonnieB: Prolly Jones, but I’d try Rondon for the gamble… Domingo will get more ABs — thanks!

      • DonnieB says:
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        So would you do Rondon and Joc in a 12 team roto keeper or Jones and Domingo? Not clear. Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Domingo

  63. Ozzie Albies' Helmet says:
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    Keeper league, drop dahl for Michael Taylor or Joc?

  64. RIP Anthony Bourdain says:
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    Is packaging Carrasco/Jose Martinez together for Severino worth it? 10 player keeper league. I’m middle of the pack at best right now and Severino is like 7 years younger than Carrasco. I have HR to the Rizzo at 1B. Thoughts?

  65. Koufaxian says:
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    Would you trade Albies and Santana for Jose Abreu in a ten team Roto? I have Moncado as a backup

  66. Andre says:
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    Not the greatest of options, but in a 10tm H2H categories league that uses average. Which 2b would you like ROS

    Eduardo Escobar, J. Lowrie, Starlin, Villar, or Dietrich?

    I realize they’re all kind of “meh” but would any be an upgrade over my current Asdrubal Cabrera?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andre: Escobar, Asdrubal’s been all right for the most part

  67. Soroka, Rodon or Lucchesi as a pick up & why?

  68. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Soroka or J Gray ROS? 6×6 QS

      • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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        @Grey: TY SIR, peep my message below, your response beat me to it lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice

    • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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      @ROTO OVERLORD: M Chapman or Joc 6×6 OPS ROS

  69. Willy Mo says:
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    You ever see “A river runs through it” ?

    I cry like a bitch everytime

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, it is a solid flick

  70. RICE says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Dropping a bench bat (Conforto….finally) to add some Streaming depth. Who would you rather have ROS?

    Cahill
    Manea
    Heaney

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney

  71. Synyster says:
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    @Synyster:

    Had didi on the block, just put Hosmer on there. What do you think is fair for SP? 6×6 w/ OBP/QS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe a top 20 SP? You can overpay… Didi/Hosmer for Noah-type arm? Assuming you’re not making the other team so good it’s going to beat you

  72. bigbear says:
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    1 spot for Schebler, Joc, or Jo-Ma. Speed isn’t a factor. But looking for the best over everything else. And the winner is?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ma

  73. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Who is the better overall pick-up in a 12 tm H2H? I’d be dumping Schoop or K Seager.

    Joc, M Taylor, Sonny Gray, Conforto, or Domingo Santana?

    Happy Friyay! I’m a Texas-guy, in Vegas and the west coast time-zone, for the weekend! Loving it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Seager and Schoop for now… Ha, nice! Vegas! Have fun!

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, my fearless leader!

  74. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Grey last one for today for me,

    Joc or Matt Chap ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chapman

  75. Brian says:
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    need to make some roster room in yahoo dynasty 6×6 with OPS. cut daniel palka or send him down to minors and cut luis alexander basabe (chw) instead? is palka worth keeping or is he just a body?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Palka is just a body

  76. fredtbn1gs says:
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    I’m in first in my league but could use RBI and AVG boost. Are any of my hitters worth dropping for The Federalist or Brian Anderson (seem to be the best RBI and AVG guys on the wire; I know Jay will get more runs than RBIs), or just hold out for now? I’ve got a trade processing of a draft pick for Abreu so that will help some too. I feel like I’m sitting on too many second basemen.

    League is Yahoo roto 6×6 (normal 5 + OPS), 12 team, 3 keepers.
    C: Cervelli
    1B: Goldschmidt
    2B: Zobrist
    3B: Rendon
    SS: Story
    OF: Benintendi/Soto/Gallo
    Ut: Munoz/Guzman
    Bn: Schoop/Hernandez
    DL: Betts/Acuna/Eaton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson over Hernandez if you really need RBIs

  77. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good morning, Grey!

    Quick hit: Schebler over Carlos Santana?

    Thanks a lot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning! Yeah, I could see it

  78. LastPlace says:
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    Bradley ZImmer (AL only-keeper league, thinking about 2019):

    a) young player’s slump while figuring it out, but will still be a stud (or at least a solid fantasy player) – Buy low!

    or

    b) maybe he isn’t that good… stay away

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s pretty flawed right now, needs a lot of work, but in an AL-Only I’d try to hold

  79. Nightmare! says:
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    Hey greylord!! Happy Friday!

    1) Felipe Vasquez, Ken Giles, Zach Britton…..tank these guys for me

    2) just traded my Luis Castillo for his AyyyyyyEugenio Suarez. How’d i do?

    3) who’s the pitcher to add?
    Musgrove, wheeler, Tyler Anderson, Fartolo Colon, chad kuhhhhhl

    • Nightmare! says:
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      @Nightmare!: add Rodon to question #3 as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Felipe, Britton 2. Nice! 3. Musgrove

  80. PK says:
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    Abad suspended for using StanozoLOL made me laugh out loud.

    /dodges tomato from heckler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  81. ERad says:
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    RIP Bourdain – an absolute legend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Indeed, this one sucks

  82. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team 7×7 keeper league with extra categories being OPS and TB: Schebler, Peralta (at Coors this weekend) or Pederson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta at Coors sounds wonderful

  83. buster moon says:
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    Start Montgomery vs Pit today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

      • buster moon says:
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        Thanks – he is worth keeping until Yu returns or streamer? Has @ Mil next week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @MIL is not good

  84. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Meadows inconsistant play time — drop him for Joc?
    3B: Eduardo Escobar or Lamb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try Joc… Eduardo

  85. Prog_Nation says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Another team need SB’s. I need AVG/OBP and Relief Pitching. My Tim Anderson for his Eduardo Escobar and Devenski, seem fair. Trade analyzer favors his team but close.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Devenski side

  86. surfer dude says:
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    Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts, Lamb or Andujar for ROS?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andujar

  87. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    The old hidden walnut in the underwear trick was a gem today. And thanks for setting me straight about the Dodgers game yesterday and the fact that they did not mean to start the RP, but an injury made it necessary.

    And finally, good thing Willy Mo didn’t see that erroneous comment of mine from yesterday, or I might be banned from all commenting for 1 year. He is certainly in rare form today.

    That’s all. Thanks much Grey and have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! You too!

  88. Hendricks and Tanak says:
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    Add Ian Desmond ($12) or Joc Pederson ($0) for either Shin-Soo Choo ($0) or Michael Conforto ($3)? Keeper auction league, those represent contract values this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond over Choo

  89. Jack says:
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    Anderson or Schebler?

    • Jack says:
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      Brian, that is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schebler

  90. los locos says:
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    Grey, besides Rendon Pederson and Desmond. Any other ROS Buys, like pitcher? Takes on Bour. Hope he is traded to Rockies.

    Desmond was dropped in our 10 team keeper OBP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bour’s getting traded to the Rockies? That would be nice… Happ? Quintana?

  91. the tone ranger says:
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    Hey grey
    Ed Escobar for Luke Weaver. Is that a decent deal?
    whats Escobars end of season looking like 85/25/85?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Escobar, it’s fair

  92. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    20 team dynasty league with defensive stats, OPS, BB’s as separate categories. have to have at least 9 TEX players either DL or active (NA’s don’t count for that 9)
    C uh oh
    1B desmond (LF)
    2B whit (1B,CF, RF, nice he’s gotten all those other positions)
    SS semien
    3B gallo (1B/LF)
    LF mazooza (RF)
    CF blackman
    RF stanton (LF)
    util (1) choo (RF)
    BN (we have to use either 3 or 4 out of 4 BN spots for hitters to prevent SP hoarding)
    brinson (CF/LF), beltre, odor
    DL andrus,
    NA w.javier, eloy, leody taveras (CF), y.alvarez (1B/LF), big willie (LF)

    SP V2, pivetta, buchholez, conley (streamer), skaggs, morton
    RP (7 slots) peacock, kela, morrow, giles, diekman, leclerc, steckenrider
    DL ryu, urias, archer, darvish

    drop bauers here or brinson? brinson much higher ranked prospect, i’m thinking he’s worth more long term. of course if/when eloy comes up (if this year) brinson would be a drop anyway.
    NA a.hansen, greene, crouse, m.baez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauers

  93. Michael Gaughan says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Entertaining as always.

    Is it time to drop Jeurys Familia?

    He starts the season on fire and is now regularly pitching the 8th inning.

    If he put together Miller-like numbers – I could see holding on longer.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Hold him

  94. Hurling Darvish says:
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    Castellanos or Meadows? Either of them equal to Bauer?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Bauer, not really close

  95. Hurling darvishes says:
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    Castellanos or meadows? Who you like more? Either equal value to Bauer?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Bauer, not really close

  96. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Happy Friday Grey! Shallow leagues, please rank for me
    1) Moreland, Schebler, Bird
    2) Nimmo, Cron, Schebler, Joc

    Thanks Grey, have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too! 1. All so close, I guess Bird 2. Cron

  97. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    taylor or leonys, in OBP over AVG/hits/total bases added.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor

  98. Ac says:
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    5 x 5 , 12 teams , 4 keepers a year

    Have Soto thinking about trading for Jamison Tallion ???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do better

  99. Grey

    Grey says:
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    THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME***********

  100. Launch Angle says:
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    Hey Grey.

    I own both Correa and Escobar. I was surprised to see the R/HR/RBI stats nearly identical, but Escobar is hitting nearly 20 points higher in average. Who do you like better ROS?

    Also, with Kershaw likely only pitching the last 2 1/2 months of the season and his injury history, would you trade him for Berrios or Morton or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME***********

  101. Launch Angle says:
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    Treinen or Cody Allen ROS? My concern would be Treinen being traded and not having a defined closer role on a new team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Allen

  102. Milarky says:
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    My offense is horrible. I’m getting slaughtered in almost all categories except Runs and SBs (we also use SLG%). Given that, who would you bank on rest of season from this group on the wire?

    Joc Pederson
    Austin Meadows
    Max Muncy
    Brandon Nimmo

    Second, who to drop?

    Franmil Reyes
    Ian Happ
    Delino Deshields
    Brad Brach (he’s my 4th closer behind Kimbrel/Herrera/Knebel and we start 3 RPs)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME***********

  103. Skeezix says:
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    Which two of these guys would you SIT next week?

    Mikolas (SD)
    Newcomb (SD)
    Snell (@NYY)
    Wacha (CHC)
    Tanaka (TB)
    Weaver (SD)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME***********

  104. Grey

    Grey says:
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    *****THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME***********

  105. OldNavy says:
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    Picked up Peterson in my Yahoo league Tuesday to play Wednesday but he didn’t play so I dropped Peterson Thursday to be off my team Friday. The good was I played him Thursday the bad I don’t have him anymore.

  106. Mdw says:
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    What side do you like in a Gallo/Wacha for Kris Bryant/Junis swap?

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