I means…The average of all Johns divided by X is the Means, and he stands in the middle of the field on the mound, so Means is also the Median. I am your math wizard! Bow down while I don a top hat with sparkles and flair! Who told you to draft John Means in every league? Was it…*takes a pause long enough to fly around the globe ten times in a prop plane*…me? Really? Damn, sounds like a smart guy, who drifts in and out of third person. Yesterday, John Means went 9 IP, 0 ER, 0 hits, 0 walks, 12 Ks, ERA at 1.37. John Means not getting a perfect game because of a dropped third strike is just another way baseball is very accessible to a new generation of fans. As for Means, I’d say I told you so, but clearly it’s very obvious I told you so, so (stutterer!) we’ll move on without embarrassing anyone. *dons very embarrassing cape and top hat* Toodles. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Trey Mancini – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .252. And Kyle Lewis missed a home run by five feet! Haha, I’m so thirsty.

Yusei Kikuchi – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.30. Okay, he pitches well every start, how is his ERA still above 4? Who’s gumming up Kikuchi’s ERA?

Sonny Gray – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.92. I mean this sincerely, I wonder if the people who have such a hard time drafting or rostering Sonny Gray, if they’ve watched him pitch. He’s just as unhittable as anyone when he’s going right. Does he have moments when he’s not going right? Sure, but don’t make an NFT out of it.

Joey Votto – Fractured his thumb–ACKUALLY, that’s passive. Dallas Keuchel fractured Votto’s thumb–ACKUALLY, Part 2: Love ACKUALLY, Dallas Keuchel’s pitch fractured Votto’s thumb. Votto said of the injury, “I knew I was in pain, but I thought I was being a baby.” A baby that knows how to walk, amiright?! So, who plays 1st? I say let Eugenio play short and 1st simultaneously. Not like he’s catching anything at short anyway. The smart move would be Moistasskiss to 1st, Eugenio to 3B and anyone else at short. I guess Tyler Stephenson, and Kyle Farmer could see time at 1st base too.

Dallas Keuchel – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.79. Would love to see Keuchel traded to the Yankees. Not because I care about Keuchel or the Yankees, but I just want him to shave that nasty-ass beard. Side note (like the rest of these aren’t side notes): Tony La Russa ran Liam Hendricks on the bases in the 10th inning, instead of, ya know, not him. When Tony was told after the game that he could’ve subbed in someone else, he replied, “Make sure to spay and neuter your pets.” Tony La Russa’s Hall of Fame plaque should end with TBD.

Freddy Peralta – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.38. I don’t think I had enough bench spots for all the terrible pitching lines I had yesterday. Good stuff! Which is not what Peralta had yesterday.

Tyrone Taylor – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer. Have mentioned this before but it truly is special how the best Brewers hitters are bench guys. You’d think Counsell would play them. The key part of that sentence is “you’d think.”

Jose Alvarado – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save, ERA at 4.00. Is Hector Neris still the closer? I say, no, because I grabbed Alvarado, but Neris likely is, and Alvarado was used to face lefties. Alvarado should be the closer. Also, behind Alvarado, I love Sam Coonrod, who throws 100 on the paint, and that’s not him buying pastels for his kid’s room.

Didi Gregorius – and his 4th homer. Didi, Didi, Didi, can’t you see, sometimes your homers hypnotize me?

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .349. How about next year we play with 10 UTIL slots and that’s it?

Casey Mize – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 4.41. I wanna like Mize. I wanna raise bunting that reads, “MIZE” in a pool hall and explain to everyone it’s for Casey Mize and not Steve Mizerak. Alas, I just can’t.

Jeimer Candelario – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .284. If I were the Tigers, I’d hit Jeimer leadoff, then call timeout, have him go to City Hall, change his name and come back and hit 2nd, and just keep doing that. You might be able to get a notary to come to the stadium to avoid the City Hall detour.

Luke Weaver – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 6.07, as he went up against the powerhouse, MIA Marlins. The MIA is for their missing offense. What a crock of giant turds this start was and I can’t continew–Damn, I was typing the previous by banging my head on the keyboard. Not bad, huh? Streamonator likes his next start, and I’ll be starting him, because I’m a glutton for punishment, and not glutton-free.

Adam Duvall – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .196. I was on the air with Craig Mish, the Marlins’ beat writer, when this game was happening, and he put it to me best, “Not sure the Marlins have scored six runs all year.” Yes, this is me still being bitter about Luke Weaver!

Paul Goldschmidt – 3-for-7, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 4th homer. Au Shizz!

Paul DeJong – 2-for-7, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer. Colonel Mustard in the library with a shush.

Marcus Stroman – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.12. He’s throwing so well maybe he’s envisioning pitching to Lindor.

Jonathan Villar – 2-for-7, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Villar was at shortstop in the nightcap so Lindor could count if there’s more zeroes in $300 million or his oh-fers. Mentioned this yesterday though, with Davis IL’d, Villar should see more ABs.

Jake Marisnick – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in as many days. Hard to recommend a hot schmotato with Asternisk, but he does seem to be hitting.

Adbert Alzolay – 5 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners (1 BB), 7 Ks, ERA at 4.50. This was a huge step forward for him. The Dodgers are a powerhouse of OBP, and Alzolay came into this year with severe command issues. Maybe I can ping CoolWhip about doing a full breakdown of Alzolay, because his peripherals 10.4 K/9, 2.4 BB/9 are shouting step forward, and he has to be available in a lot of leagues.

Max Muncy – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .221. Nice of him to take time out from walking to homer. Muncy has 29 walks this year to 21 hits. Does he follow the National Walkers Association rules that a foot must always been on the ground? If you try to walk with both feet up at the same time, then LA’s branch of NWA can get Gangsta, Gangsta.

Walker Buehler – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.13. Also, he had two DBs*, which were seen because his pants are so tight. *Doodie bubbles.

Mitch Garver – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer, hitting .208. I was curious if he was getting unlucky on his average, so I opened his player page and when did Mitch Garver become Joey Gallo? He has a near-40% strikeout rate. He’s actually lucky he’s not hitting .170, as he did last year.

Luis Garcia – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.28. For a young pitcher, this is a Quality Start in Yankee Stadium. Streamonator hates his next start, but he’s the kind of guy who the Streamonator won’t like all year.

Jordan Montgomery – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners (zero walks), 4 Ks, ERA at 4.41. JoMo is so yawnstipating mah gawd. Is he the most boringest pitcher ever? Preceding was texted to me by a 14-year-old Yankee fan. I agree with her.

Giancarlo Stanton – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .314. I love Giancarlo; I call my gotchies — Gotchiecarlos. Yet, I wouldn’t trust him to stay healthy until it’s the last week of September and he’s healthy.

Hunter Dozier – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, 3rd in the last four games, and I am such a big big dummy that I dropped Dozier and I can’t think of a better adjective than saying big twice. Hot schmotato, obviously.

Brady Singer – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.41. I’m a fan, hence an apologist, but Singer was cruising until the 6th when everything went south in the matter of two batters like a marble loaf.

Josh Naylor – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (2) and legs (1), hitting .272. That’s his 2nd homer in three games, and multiple hits in three of his last four, and hot schmotato alert!

Jose Ramirez – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .279. Okay, seriously, I was told in the preseason that Lindor leaving would kill Jo-Ram’s value. What’s up?

Jake McGee – Lost the sole closer job. Gabe Kapler hung his feet around a pull-up bar, as he did crunches and announced Tyler Rogers would see save opportunities. If I had to speculate on only one, I’d go with Rogers. Go with the guy who has at least been good.

Brandon Crawford – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a homer, hitting .244. Any guesses how many homers he has? Yeah, you’re too low. No, not 25. That’s too high, c’mon. He has six. Surprising.

Jon Gray – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.12. Have him in one 15-team mixed league, and dropped him in another 15-team mixed league. The one where I dropped him was a daily league, and I just couldn’t stomach trying to decide to start him or not. Jon Gray is like Dorian Gray but instead of in my attic, he’s on my fantasy team, and every time I look at him I age five years.

Trea Turner – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .317. Treat Urner is on pace for 40/40. Juan Soto is on pace for 40 at-bats.

JT Brubaker – 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.78. The Padres are so lifeless right now, but we’re due for a Brubaker check-in. Wow, his numbers look good! Yo, he’s better than Mitch Keller? When did that happen? He has a 10.3 K/9, 2.2 BB/9 and a 93 MPH 4-seamer, producing a .175 xBA, and it looks like it pairs well with his curve, that no one’s got a hit off of all year, though he throws it less than 10% of the time. The slider is the real secondary, and it’s been a 39% Whiff rate. Good check-in, I like Brubaker more now than I did before this. Likely more of a shallow-team mixer hold than streamer.

George Springer – Hit the IL again with whatever the hell is ailing Christian Yelich. Hopefully, someone finds a cure.

Reese McGuire – 0-for-2. He’s wearing uniform #7. He wore #10 but Marcus Semien wears that now. Not the first time Reese McGuire had to forfeit a shirt due to Semien.

Robbie Ray – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.14. The 2.8 BB/9 says everything. No idea if it continues, but, with his stuff — and I’m not talking about his tight pants — if he has an under-3 BB/9, he plays everywhere.

Ramon Laureano – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .254. Also on pace for a 40/40 season. Cust kayin’.

Matt Chapman – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .204. Gonna be a little while before I forget that I could’ve had Chapman off waivers in my RCL and my waiver claim wasn’t high enough because I cycle through waiver claims like an absolute madman.

Lou Trivino – 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.15, as he entered the game in the 8th. “Marty, we have to go back!” “What’s the matter, Doc? Is it my kids? Are they…assholes?” “No, it’s every closer.” I continue to roster Jake Diekman.

William Contreras – 2-for-4. 2 runs and his 1st homer. Gaga googoo, Baby Contreras with his first boomstick!

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .205. OZUNA hit well in nation’s capital. OZUNA say call me, “OZUNA KENNEDY.”

Max Fried – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 8.44, as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “You know that thing on people’s desk’s with metal balls bouncing back and forth? Sometimes I feel like I have one in my head.”

Anthony Rendon – Hit the IL with a knee contusion. X-rays came back negative but Rendon never wasted the opportunity to miss two weeks. Good for him, playing hurt is for sissies who try to prove their tough guys. Real men take take an L and say, “IL.”

Shohei Ohtani – 5 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 6 walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.41. It’s impossible to not smile seeing what he does. He’s like a congenial Jordan.

Brandon Lowe – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .193. “If we fill his shirt with chum, then we can toss him in the shark tank at Sea World–Wait! Lowe’s moving! He’s alive!”

Diego Castillo – Hit the IL with a groin strain. A B&W news reel plays GIs COME HOME TO HOT BISCUITS! AND THAT’S NOT GASTOENTEROLOGISTS! The picture flickers and out walks, Peter Fairbanks, the new potential Rays closer. Title flashes: Welcome to the Last Pitcher of a Game Show. Peter holds a woman, dressed in long-flowing gown, in his arms and says, “Thanks for grabbing me off waivers. You’re my kind of dame,” then Jeffrey Springs steps in and is like, “What is this shizz?” So, Jeffrey Springs, the lefty, went 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.21, and got the 1st post-Castillo save. Ryan Thompson (1 2/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.40, worked the 7th/8th) is also there. In my leagues, I went with the box office matinee idol, newly activated Peter Fairbanks.

 
  1. toolshed says:
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    Miami has surprisingly been middle of the pack in average runs scored per game. They only don’t score when Pablo lopez pitches. They have scored a whopping zero runs in 5 out of his 6 starts when he is on the hill. They have scored in those games, just after Lopez leaves. I know this for only one reason. Yes, I own Pablo Lopez.

    • Jeremy Burke says:
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      And yesterday i saw they put up a 5 spot and then realized his start had been pushed back. Yes i own him too.

      • toolshed says:
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        I fully expect madbum to be in vintage 2014 form today at least for this one start. That’s how it’s been going but I can’t complain. It’s better than paying that much for degrom and having to deal with it.

        • Kelley Hayes says:
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          Pablo Lopez v Arizona or Rodon @ KC. Also ros, h2h Ontario or Nelson Cruz. Thank You

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marlins are 4 runs away from being tied with the Orioles who are the 26th worst run-producing team

  2. Pogba says:
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    In a points lg…Sano or cron? Also mike minor or alzolay?

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      Cron + Alzolay

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano, Alzolay

  3. Basebottz says:
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    I mean drop one not switch.

  4. packers2018 says:
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    Funny on McGuire. What a lifelong embarrassment. He has to wonder what his teammates think of him every time he makes eye contact with someone.

    With all the recommendations you made in the preseason Means and Laureano are really helping fantasy teams. Good job!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, thanks!

  5. galica123 says:
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    Grey!!!

    Fantastic!!

    a. Marx Brothers quote of the day for May 6, 2021

    Chico: ‘Can he live in NY on $3?’
    Groucho: ‘Like a prince. Of course he won’t be able to eat, but he can live like a prince. ‘

    b. Marx Brothers quote of the day for May 7, 2021

    Groucho: ‘You know I think you’re the most beautiful woman in the world?’
    Woman: ‘Really?’
    Groucho: ‘No, but I don’t mind lying if it gets me somewhere.’

    c. Random Reggie Jackson quote of the day for May 6, 2021

    ‘Every hitter likes fastballs just like everybody likes ice cream. But you don’t like it when someone’s stuffing it into you by the gallon. That’s how you feel when Nolan Ryan’s throwing balls by you. You just hope to mix in a walk so you can have a good night and only go 0-for-3.’

    d. Random Reggie Jackson quote of the day for May 7, 2021

    ‘I was ‘colored’ until I was 14, a Negro until I was 21 and a black man ever since.’

    e. Have a nice weekend, ’cause I won’t be around tomorrow.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good luck with your operation, Ante! Hope you’re well!

    • good luck Ante!

    • NUX says:
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      Good luck Ante, Razz Nation will be thinkin of ya. Hopefully you got something good to settle in and watch from the couch during recovery!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      All the best Ante!

  6. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Who’s #1 in Oakland: Trivino or Diekman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Diekman

  7. Regan says:
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    I hate Lindor.! That is all.

    • Foxman says:
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      Second that motion

    • Donslaughtonslaught says:
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      The worst. At least Yelich I can stick on my IL and pick someone else up. Lindor just stays in my lineup and does less than nothing every day.

      • Phil says:
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        Don, same here. I have both Yelich and Lindor. Ruining my season. My last two years of fantasy baseball have been nothing short of depressing. One of the few things that brings joy to my life now only brings me misery.

        • hot corner says:
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          I can’t get myself to bench Lindor. The last time I felt this way about a player was Rendon a few years ago. I sat him for one game and he went 6-6 with 3 HRs and 10 RBIs.

        • Regan says:
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          Ya, both my RCLs i went with Yelich and Lindor 1-2 for some stupid reason. Always diversify!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  8. aardvark says:
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    I’m desperate to move a pitcher. Should I offer my Matt Olson and F Peralta for Abreu ? Olson has been better so far

    Points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  9. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Votto as a baby that knows how to walk, that is brilliant Grey!

    But seriously if they rearrange the infield as you suggest, Castillo/Gray/Mahle stock just went up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so!

  10. Synyster says:
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    Morning Grey! Who am I dropping to get Ryu off my IL? 10 manager league. 6×6 includes QS.

    C. Velazquez, 1. Olson 2. Solak 3. JoRam, SS. Story, OF. Blackmon, OF. Canha, OF. Ozuna, OF. Tapia, Util. Lewis, BN, Mullins, Semien, IL. Robert.

    SP. Duffy, SP. Pivetta, RP. Barnes, RP. Eovaldi, P. Means, P. Lopez, P. Wood, P. Gray, P. Irvin, BN. Bundy, Fried, CMart, Bassitt, IL. Ryu.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mullins

  11. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    FML-

    12 team mixed league, keep 4 forever I was offered Giancarlo and Sal Perez for Gallen and Kelenic.

    Your thoughts? Obviously, Giancarlo is your novio and you know how injured he is. Normally I stream my catcher, but Sal is one that plays every day.

    I’ll be keeping Treat Urner, Trout, and probably Lou Bob (RIP) in that league, and have Ohtani, Arenado, Woodruff, Jose Abreau, Giolito, Flaherty… so I don’t know that Giancarlo or Kelenic would be kept (though not out of the question).

    Pitching is fairly stacked (Giolito, Woodruff, Flaherty, Ryu, Ohtani, Pablo Lopez) so I feel fine about parting with Gallen… Kelenic is the scary part. But that M’s outfield is crowded so I wouldn’t be shocked if he sits some when he is called up.

    Thanks man.

    • captain obvious says:
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      If you want to win this year take Stanton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, hold

  12. Hoseidan says:
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    Hello Grey,

    In a 6 keeper, 12 person league, with R,HR,RBI,SB,AVG,OBP as the cats, which side do you prefer?

    A. Lindor/Chapman
    B. Kelenic?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A

      • Hoseidan says:
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        Baller! Thank you o wise one

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  13. Jesus Satana says:
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    Dear Earl Grey,

    I have Hosmer, Aguilar, and Santana in my lineup, taking up as much space as 1Bs can possibly take up. I also have Voit in my IL. When Voit comes back, I’ll have to make a decision about dropping one of these guys. At this time, what decision would you lean toward?

    I’ll probably ask again when we get closer to it, but I wanted to see how you felt about it now.

    Thank you for answering all of these questions. I feel like the commenter horde doesn’t say that enough.

    • captain obvious says:
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      Aguilar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

      No problem!

  14. JC says:
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    Dozier or Moran?

    • captain obvious says:
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      Which one?

      • captain obvious says:
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        Dozier.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  15. Matty says:
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    Came for the Means victory lap, was not disappointed.
    I had him on all five teams.
    Yesterday was a good day for Matty’s pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

    • Alan2112 says:
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      Hey Grey

      12 Team CBS Weekly H2H Points Custom League (K’s aren’t a factor)

      Would you trade off Y. Moncada for L. Voit?

      Thanks

  16. Donslaughtonslaught says:
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    My Tyrone Taylor saga: pick him up since Yelich is dying or whatever, he has to play now right? Cut him once lineups are announced, and his is not in fact playing. Then he comes in for a pinch hit AB…and hits a HR. Man I hate the brewers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I know, not sure what they’re doing

  17. Joeybottz says:
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    ESPN points league:
    Teoscar Hernandez just became available on the waiver wire.
    Should I drop tapia, Donaldson, solak, madrigal or Suarez for him?

    Thanks Grey!

    • mcstarrs says:
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      tapia or madrigal

      • captain obvious says:
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        Tapia

    • captain obvious says:
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      Solamente or Madrigal

      • captain obvious says:
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        loll

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Madrigal

  18. Game of Throws says:
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    Need to drop a hitter to activate Ryu please choose one:

    J. Aguilar, M. Chapman, T. Mancini, Adolis Garcia,

    Thank you!

    • captain obvious says:
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      Aguilar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aguilar

  19. Waldorf says:
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    Drop 1…Sano, Shaw, Urshela. Crazy to say but it’s Sano isn’t it?

    • captain obvious says:
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      Shaw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw

      • captain obvious says:
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        Lol, you don’t like me huh? Sorry. Sometimes I’m an ass. I understood.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I didn’t say anything, captain

  20. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Willie Calhoun or Miguel Rojas rest of May?

    • captain obvious says:
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      Free Willie

      • captain obvious says:
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        means keeping him, sorry.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Willie

  21. Jay says:
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    Whose the better OF add (lost Robert’s and Kirillof) Hunter Dozier or Harrison Bader?

    • captain obvious says:
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      Try Bader.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bader

  22. Garbage Day says:
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    Yo Grey! This season is TOUGH hitter wise. I’m in a shallow league that’s half comprised of managers that are either out to lunch or have no idea what they’re doing. And there’s STILL nothing out there!

    An observation: Aguilar had homered in 8 of 9 games so of course the Marlins sit him and then… he goes 1-9 in the next two games. Is there a Razz name for this?

    A question: Had Sano stashed on IL. Keep or drop and pick up one of these: McNeil, David Fletcher or Dylan Moore? Or none and keep looking? Lol.

    Thanks buddy!

    • v00dr00 says:
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      Pretty sure that’s just blue balls.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, no it sucks tho

      McNeil

  23. stevie says:
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    I’ve been offered this trade in a 12 team H2H league: My Abreu and Baez for Altuve/Swanson/ and Ohtani(hitter). Does this look like a trade that you would do? No real needs, just everything. Thanks!

    • captain obvious says:
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      Hell no.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  24. DonnieB says:
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    Will we ever get a hot schmotato alert on Biggio? Looks awful. Would you start Lux over him? Or over my Mi the Great Dansby? Or Eugenio who I can’t even start over Riley or Moncada,can I?

    Nunez has 7 games next week in Coors. Would you still take Baby Contreras or dump Austin Nola for Contreras? Would you add T. Stephenson (a first baseman?) in the mix for catcher.

    Thanks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nunez?

      • DonnieB says:
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        It is Dom Nunez. And how long you sticking with lost son of Craig? Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotta hold for a little while more, maybe thru May

  25. ABell says:
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    Drop Eflin and/or Eovaldi to pick up Kikuchi and/or Ray?

    Also, drafted Means bc of you Grey, you’re the man.

    • captain obvious says:
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      Doubt it. I say no.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold, nice!

  26. UkraineGameToYou says:
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    The best part of Means’s no-no is a guest appearance next week from either the ghost of Johnny van de Meer or the entire posse with his casket. Can’t wait!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  27. RoarOf84 says:
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    Having some problems in my league due to the trade attempts of two teams being continuously vetoed. League context – 10 teams with each team keeping up to 12 players at no cost (pick or salary), h2h cats

    Team A, even though it’s extremely early and he’s always fielded a very competitive team, got off to a slow start and has publicly stated that he’s “selling”.
    He has been attempting to trade Judge and parts, like Kluber, Manaea, etc. (in various deals) to Team B.

    Team B is competitive and currently fields a team that is in the top half of the league. In the trades that Team A has offered him, he would be giving up Rizzo and parts, like Cronenworth, Profar, etc.

    Is this as far off as my league mates think it is? They’ve vetoed them 2x and it’s looking like it will happen a third time. For what it’s worth, this is a league that does not have a history of vetoing deals just because they’re “unfair”. It’s an extremely active league that often has multiple trades per week without issue. I am very anti-veto but I do side with the owners who have an issue with it on this occasion. If Team A is “selling”, he gains absolutely nothing from this as he gets older, not to mention worse. If Team A is still trying to compete, it seems like a total giveaway.

    From various keeper rankings and trade value charts/calculator, including your own, it’s not particularly close and heavily favors Team B (getting Judge). Help!

    • captain obvious says:
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      It doesn’t seem that bad. Step to the side while they dance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo for Judge? That’s fair

    • Woolly the Mammoth says:
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      I’d want Judge but it shouldn’t be blocked by veto.

  28. mcstarrs says:
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    Duffy or Cease?

    • captain obvious says:
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      Cease

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cease

  29. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H Redraft league, 6×6 – Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and K’s, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV+HD, K/9

    1) need to start moving pitching with Syndergaard and Burnes eventually back. I was just offered Buster Posey for Adbert Alzolay. which side?

    Thanks a lot!

    C: Mitch Garver
    1B: Jose Abreu
    2B: Kolten Wong
    3B: Matt Chapman
    SS: Garrett Hampson
    OF: Ronald Acuna
    OF: Giancarlo Stanton
    OF: Franmil Reyes
    UTL: Ramon Laureano
    Bench: Dylan Moore

    IL: Adalberto Mondesi

    SP: Zac Gallen
    SP: Pablo Lopez
    SP: Dylan Cease
    P: Drew Pomeranz
    P: Giovanny Gallegos
    P: Alex Reyes
    P: Emmanuel Clase
    P: Corey Kluber
    Bench: Sonny Gray
    Bench: Dane Dunning
    Bench: Adbert Alzolay
    Bench: Nick Pivetta

    IL: Corbin Burnes
    IL: Noah Syndergaard

    • Savoy Special says:
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      I might be overthinking this trade offer but pitching is just so scarce in a 14 team league

      • NUX says:
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        I would keep Adbert, he might be breaking out here. And you don’t need a Catcher. Get one for cheaper if you need to move on from Garver at some point

        • Savoy Special says:
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          Thanks Nux. I really like Alzolay. I’m just also trying to weigh when Burnes and Syndergaard come back. Very on the fence here…

          • NUX says:
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            Yea I feel ya, Burnes prob real soon, I expect him for his next turn I think? Thor is throwing and progressing, but still not coming back for at least a month I think. Like, early to mid June? You have some time. I would decline the Posey thing. And if Adbert continues to throw well over the next month, you should be able to get even more for him. Or hold him and move something different if needed. I guess what I’m saying is, you still have some time to fix that issue, not an immediate problem, right? There’s a drop in there to make, not sure exactly who to drop for Burnes coming back. But you can ask Grey again when the time comes and he’ll have your answer for you

            • Savoy Special says:
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              thanks Nux. yes I think I’ll hold on Adbert. there’s some time to make a decision and I think if Burnes and Thor come back, the drops are Dunning and Pivetta. but even with their warts, I actually still like those 2 SPs.

              Is the answer still hold Alzolay if it’s for Sean Murphy instead of Posey?

              • Savoy Special says:
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                or Dunning for Sean Murphy? that is also on the table with the same manager. he has Murphy, Higgy, and Posey

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It’s fine if you need a catcher

                • NUX says:
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                  Honestly, you don’t need to trade for Catchers. If these guys are trying to sell their catchers, they are carrying two catchers or are smart and plan to stream catcher. You can find a catcher on the wire.

                  Also, I was skimming your roster when I was commenting earlier. I would def drop/trade Pivetta before I trade Alzolay

    • Favio Vasquez says:
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      10 team Roto

      Hi Grey, this season has been alot more work than fun lately, with that said I have Eugenio Suarez and Austin Riley. Pre season I felt Suarez held alot more value than Riley but now im like well wtf? Which one of these guys has better ROS value in your opinion and who would you drop for say a Cole Irvin who is available in my league?

      Other possible drops;
      A Vaughn
      K Lewis

      Thx in advance! Big fan in the AZ

      • captain obvious says:
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        hold and eugenio.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Eugenio — Can lose Vaughn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  30. brian says:
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    Neris threw 50 pitches monday. girardi said he would get 2 days off

    • captain obvious says:
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      Good for them I guess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks…I want Alvarado to close

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        Well, some of us have Neris on 44 teams and would like him to stay the closer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA, sorry, Vin!

  31. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Morning Grey.

    I am thinking about doing something that some may consider being sacreligious. I am thinking about benching Freddie Freeman and his .208 average until he starts hitting, and put Vlad at 1B until voit comes back. Do you think my thinking is too drastic, and just ride it out?

    • NUX says:
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      What have you been doing with Vlad, he been on your bench? This seems like a very shallow league problem to be having if you haven’t had a spot for Vlad to play. Def not a big deal to bench Freddie until her warms up a bit, just don’t cut him

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        vlad is in my UTILITY spot. So he is in my lineup every day.

        • NUX says:
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          So then the real question is who goes in your UTIL now instead of Freddie, right?

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            On my bench, I have posey, frazier, Madigal, Beaty, Puig and Tucker along with Bellinger, Voit, Robert, McKinstry, and Akiyama on IL

            • NUX says:
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              Todd or Adam?

              Cut Puig, he’s not playing in the MLB.

              Start Madrigal if you have an AVG issue. Tucker when he warms back up eventually. I don’t know how often Beaty is starting for the Doyers. Is this a weekly or daily lineups league? If daily, just stream a bat into the Util slot using Rudy’s Hittertron

            • Slimcompoop says:
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              Puig? He plays in Mexico.

    • captain obvious says:
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      That would be smart.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vlad is playing already for you, so who is getting in your lineup instead of Freeman?

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        On my bench, I have posey, frazier, Madigal, Beaty, Puig and Tucker along with Bellinger, Voit, Robert, McKinstry, and Akiyama on IL

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        I just got a trade offer.

        I give up Alec Bohm ($5) and Kyle Tucker ($9)
        I get Kris Bryant ($14), 3B and OF eligible

        Yes or pass?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            should I offer Tucker and something else for Bryant?

            • Scott Kimmel says:
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              or Bohm and a prospect (not a top tier prospect)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                he wants Bohm in any deal for bryant

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Damn

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    i am trying to offer him Tucker and a prospect for bryant and cash.

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      thats Kyle Tucker im trying to move

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ah, yeah, I know

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Meh

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      Latest offer: Tucker and Tristan McKenzie for Bryant and cash

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Tucker side

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      so no to the deal?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Guess not

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      when u say tucker side, Do u mean the one getting tucker wins the deal or me getting bryant wins the deal?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, Tucker side wins

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      He said he wants to get younger

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    he said he wants to think things over about bryant. Who can i offer to make it a fair trade?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Not sure

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      Grey do u need to see my roster to see what is a fair trade?

                      C Buster Posey (SF) $7.00
                      C/1B J.T. Realmuto (PHI) $22.00
                      1B Jesus Aguilar (MIA) $5.00
                      1B/OF Matt Beaty (LAD) $5.00
                      1B/OF Cody Bellinger (LAD) IL $30.00
                      1B/3B Alec Bohm (PHI) $5.00
                      1B Freddie Freeman (ATL) $31.00
                      1B Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. (TOR) $7.00
                      1B Luke Voit (NYY) IL $18.00
                      2B Jose Altuve (HOU) $17.00
                      2B/3B Adam Frazier (PIT) $5.00
                      2B/OF Zach McKinstry (LAD) IL $5.00
                      2B Nick Madrigal (CWS) $5.00
                      3B Alex Bregman (HOU) $21.00
                      3B Jose Ramirez (CLE) $34.00
                      SS Bo Bichette (TOR) $8.00
                      SS Xander Bogaerts (BOS) $29.00
                      OF Shogo Akiyama (CIN) IL $7.00
                      OF Michael Brantley (HOU) $16.00
                      OF Michael Conforto (NYM) $19.00
                      OF *Yasiel Puig () $5.00
                      OF Luis Robert (CWS) (+) $14.00
                      OF Mike Trout (LAA) $40.00
                      OF Kyle Tucker (HOU) $9.00
                      UT Yordan Alvarez (HOU) $7.00
                      UT/SP Shohei Ohtani (LAA) $12.00
                      SP Trevor Bauer (LAD) $28.00
                      SP Yu Darvish (SD) $25.00
                      SP/RP Cole Irvin (OAK) $5.00
                      SP Clayton Kershaw (LAD) $20.00
                      SP Lance McCullers, Jr. (HOU) $11.00
                      SP/RP Tristan McKenzie (CLE) $5.00
                      SP Joe Musgrove (SD) $13.00
                      SP Chris Paddack (SD) IL $6.00
                      SP/RP Chris Rodriguez (LAA) $5.00
                      SP Chris Sale (BOS) IL $17.00
                      SP Max Scherzer (WAS) $29.00
                      SP Luis Severino (NYY) IL $9.00
                      SP Noah Syndergaard (NYM) IL $21.00
                      SP Jameson Taillon (NYY) $12.00
                      SP Julio Urias (LAD) $11.00
                      SP Justin Verlander (HOU) IL $10.00
                      SP Brandon Woodruff (MIL) $16.00
                      RP Nick Anderson (TB) IL $7.00
                      RP Brad Hand (WAS) $9.00
                      RP Liam Hendriks (CWS) $18.00
                      RP Tim Hill (SD) $5.00
                      RP Raisel Iglesias (LAA) $10.00
                      RP Travis May (NYM) $16.00
                      RP A.J. Minter (ATL) $5.00
                      RP Tyler Rogers (SF) $5.00
                      RP Will Smith (ATL) $7.00

                      Minor leaguers

                      C Dillon Dingler (DET) $5.00
                      C Adler Rutschman (BAL) $5.00
                      C Tyler Soderstrom (OAK) $5.00
                      1B/SS Aaron Sabato (MIN) $5.00
                      2B/SS Tucupita Marcano (SD) $5.00
                      2B Josh Smith (NYY) $5.00
                      3B Kody Hoese (LAD) $5.00
                      3B Aaron Schunk (COL) $5.00
                      SS CJ Abrams (SD) $5.00
                      SS Elijah Tatis (CWS) $5.00
                      SS Masyn Winn (STL) $5.00
                      SS Bobby Witt, Jr. (KC) $5.00
                      OF Pedro Leon (HOU) $5.00
                      OF Luis Matos (SF) $5.00
                      OF Heliot Ramos (SF) $5.00
                      OF Julio Rodriguez (SEA) $5.00
                      OF Ryan Vilade (COL) $5.00
                      OF Drew Waters (ATL) $5.00
                      SP/RHP Mick Abel (PHI) $5.00
                      SP,RP/RHP Nick Bitsko (TB) $5.00
                      SP/RHP Jonathan Bowlan (KC) $5.00
                      SP/LHP Braxton Garrett (MIA) $5.00
                      SP/RHP Yoendrys Gomez (NYY) $5.00
                      SP/LHP MacKenzie Gore (SD) $5.00
                      SP/RHP Ethan Hankins (CLE) $5.00
                      SP,RP/RHP Cole Henry (WAS) $5.00
                      SP/RHP Ben Hernandez (KC) $5.00
                      SP/RHP Landon Knack (LAD) $5.00
                      SP/LHP Matthew Liberatore (STL) $5.00
                      SP/RHP Max Meyer (MIA) $5.00
                      SP,RP/RHP Carmen Mlodzinski (PIT) $5.00
                      SP/LHP Ethan Small (MIL) $5.00
                      SP/RHP Alexander Vizcaino (NYY) $5.00
                      SP/RHP Josh Wolf (CLE) $5.00
                      SP/RHP Eddy Yean (PIT) $5.00

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Brantley?

  32. LaRockakis says:
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    Mancini!

    I know you don’t like him, but damn. You couldn’t even write about him in his own blurb!

    *Mancini hits home run*
    Grey balls his fists and clenches his jaw. “Dammit! Now I have to write about him.” He throws his boba across the room, and stares blankly at his wall. “Unless…unless I can just write about someone else instead…?” A slow smile creeps over half of his face as he adjusts his glasses and readies his keyboard.

    • captain obvious says:
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      He likes Mancini. I think you’re wrong.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  33. Matty says:
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    In a win-now 12-team dynasty league where I’ve got gobs of pitching, Dunning ($3) and Gonsolin ($2) for Rizzo ($35) is a no-brainer, right? Even if I may or may not be able to afford to keep him next year?
    My other 1B are Bellinger (eventually) and Shaw (for as long as that lasts).
    It seems too good to be true, so I’ve got to make sure I’m not missing something crazy.

    • captain obvious says:
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      Yes it’s a no brainer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, no brainer

      • Matty says:
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        Of course.
        But such a no brainer that I felt I was missing something. Like maybe Rizzo had decided to follow his lifetime dream of becoming a middle reliever or something.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yeah

  34. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    For utility bench bat, Fletcher or Croneworth?

    • captain obvious says:
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      Cronenworth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Croneworth

  35. call me el jefe says:
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    I fell for the Weaver start yet again – no more!
    Is Willie finally Buxtoning out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so

  36. BAC says:
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    11 team 5×5 OBP
    Best Schmatato.
    Naylor, O’Neill or Marisnick?

    Which side?
    Biggio and Berrios for Bichette

    • captain obvious says:
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      O’Neil, second one sounds like bullshit.

    • NUX says:
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      TONeil

      Bichette

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Nux

      • captain obvious says:
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        Lol

  37. slimjim13 says:
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    Larussa is the worst manager in MLB right
    Oh wait Bud Black still has a job also my bad

    • captain obvious says:
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      Yeah never underestimate Block.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  38. Mike says:
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    Would you trade Boegarts for Nola if you needed pitching help?

    • captain obvious says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  39. frito pendejo says:
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    Grey – Can you go into a bit more detail about pitchers that SON doesn’t like? I’ve noticed that Means , for example, has had a very low dollar value on SON all year. Against the Mariners yesterday, he was still listed as less than $10. What kind of things make SON dislike a usable pitcher? How do you identify when you should give the middle finger to SON and start a cat like Garcia?
    Thanks.

    • captain obvious says:
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      Probably should ask Rudy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Comment on the Streamonator, Rudy will be pinged — Garcia, because I think he’s better than the projections, until I see different

      • William Hung says:
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        I believe the bottom of SON has a quick FAQ – From what I remember, he says anything over $4 is considered to be “good” for 12 teamers. Means yesterday was around $7 and Kikuchi was around $17… I don’t really differentiate much in this range based on what I know about SON after talking to Rudy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it does

          • frito pendejo says:
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            Thanks all. I appreciate the feedback.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

              • frito pendejo says:
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                On a completely unrelated side note: are you listening to the What Had Happened podcast? S1 was entirely interviews with Prince Paul and was outstanding. S2 is with El-P and has gotten really good.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Prince Paul? Aw sookie, I had had not been listening, but I will check it out…Thanks!

  40. Steve says:
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    Better shot for saves: Colome, Coonrod or Springs?

    Renfroe or Naylor as bench bat?

    Thanks!

    • NUX says:
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      Springs might get one or two more until Diego is back. But just know that he could just as easily be used in the 6th on any given night. So i say short term fix with Springs. Especially since Colome has been bad and Coonrod needs to leap both Neris and Alvarado it seems. Coonrod def the best arm here though. I’m answering solely off of who I think will get the next few opportunities for their team.

    • NUX says:
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      Oh and this is a great comp here between the two OF. I can’t pass up the opportunity to pass up my pre-season love, Josh Naylor. This goes back to when he was hitting in the playoffs last year. Just seemed like a guy the Cleveland Spiders want to get every ounce of production they can out of him. The counting numbers were very strange looking over the first few weeks. The Celeveland bats have been very cold for the most part so far.

      Anyways, I have a VERY hard time not saying Naylor, bc I own him on almost every single team this year. He and Renfroe seem to do similar things, but Renfroe is much more streaky and Naylor is just a boring steady accumulator. I’ll be very interested to see Grey’s thoughts. I think its mostly a coin flip and matchups based, but with 2 dingers in the last 3 games… plus the fact that he will be in the lineup almost every night, I’m selfishly hopeful its Naylor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springs

      Renfroe

  41. toolshed says:
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    12 team obp roto league. Somebody dropped pham and I added him as a reserve. I was hoping to hold him for a while to see if he rebounds.. I didn’t expect to lose Rendon after he just got back from the IL which means I have to start pham at util. Would you hold pham or add willie calhoun? I intended on holding pham for a while since he has to be better than this. His statcast chart looks like he deserves better results. Thanks

    • toolshed says:
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      That statcast chart for pham looks worse than it did when I added him after a couple of bad days this week.

      • captain obvious says:
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        I’d try Willie.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Pham

  42. Dancin Homer says:
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    Happy National Crepe Suzette Day!

    Just got an alert that Khalil Lee is getting ready to be called up. he worth rostering in a 12-team re-draft league? especially if one needs SB’s?

    Also, i have 6 guys on the IL and only 3 IL spots… any news if Luzardo’s fractured hand means he’s out for weeks, months, 2021, etc…?

    thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s been a year already?

      Sure, I could see grabbing him if he was promoted — Fractured hand usually is 6 weeks, though I don’t know extent

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Time flies when you’re having a Crepey year! (terrible pun, I know).

        Anyway, you holding Luzardo or cutting bait?

        Also, who do you like better ROS:
        – Adolis
        – Pham
        – H. Dozier
        – Slick Willie Calhoun

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha…Forget Luzardo — Pham

  43. KevinB says:
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    Hi Grey!

    ROS Nick Senzel or Colin Moran?

    • captain obvious says:
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      Either or.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Senzel

  44. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 team keeper league, yahoo, roto, 5×5.

    MY TEAM
    C- Grandal. 1B- Cron. 2B- Solak. 3B- Moustakas. SS- Hampson. IN- McNeil.
    OF- Soto. OF- YAlvarez. OF- Grisham. OF-Blackmon. UT- WCalhoun.
    BN- DPeralta, TO’Neill, CJAbrams. DL- Voit.
    SP- Buehler. SP- Manaea. RP- Jansen. RP- Neris.
    P- Valdez. P- Trivino. P- Graveman.
    BN- Fairbanks, Soria, Marquez, Peralta, DeSclafani, Lynch.
    DL- Paddack. DL- Gonsolin. DL- NAnderson.

    I have too many OF, what type of player could I target for Yordan and/or Grisham?

    give – Yordan Alvarez, Trent Grisham
    get- Trevor Story, Brandon Woodruff

    ?

    • captain obvious says:
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      Sure why not?

    • NUX says:
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      Yordan with OF elig is key. I think you could get alot back for him, but I bet this one gets rejected by the Story owner. Meaning you should make the offer. And party if he actually accepts. It would be great for your team construct. Best of luck!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story side

  45. Dude at Dude's says:
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    I know he is on DL but is Omar Narvez droppable? in 16 team league. I have William Contreras and could use the DL spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  46. Lyrical Doctor says:
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    I think you’re missing a Didi.

    Great stuff as always.
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My ditty’s missing a Didi

  47. crock says:
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    Ros: Santander or Bader?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bader

  48. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Adolis Garcia or Carlos Santana?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adolis

  49. Dude at Dude's says:
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    Tyrone worth a grab in 16 teamer? Seems like Brewers are becoming new Rockies but Tryone appears to be a very light schamato at the moment.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  50. Jolt In Flow says:
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    I said it before and I’ll say it again. You’ve been harping on Means for 2 years now. I listened; I now have an ace that cost me zilch. He’s soooo good when he’s out there this year.

    Like getting Gamestop stock at $10.

    Thanks for everything Grey.

    Jolt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, No problem!

  51. jnienow says:
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    I drafted Means in 7 leagues and missed out on another by 1 round! Oh yea and I did start him the first time thru vs NYY. Thank you Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  52. sportivetricks says:
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    Hidee Hooo,

    Any thoughts on strearting Smyly @WSH (5.2) or MadOldBum @MIA (4.7).

    Or is the best bet Nobody @NWH?

    Lurrrrrrrrrr

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d sit both — Lurvey

  53. captain obvious says:
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    Son of bench. I’m lazy

  54. rhodyballer says:
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    Grey – appreciate all you do (especially the reco om John Means Bidness)…

    Another SP/RP ? for ya:

    Would you scoop Luzardo for the bench over JoMo or any of my current staff?

    L. Lynn
    S. Gray
    K. Gausman
    M. Stroman
    Y. Garcia
    R. Rodriguez
    J. Montgomery
    J. Means
    E. Clase
    S. Manaea(R)
    C. Bassitt(R)
    F. Valdez(R)

    Also available are:

    T. Anderson
    C. Irvin
    Keuchel
    Kikuchi
    Dunning
    Gore
    Weathers
    Dolis
    Diekman
    L. Gilbert
    Canning
    Elieser
    Smyly

    Apologies for the legnthy list, but appreciate the insight…just FYI – it’s 12-team 5×5 and I’m 1st in W but 8th in saves. My league tends to vulture 2-start SP to pick up K’s so I could SON it up week to week, too?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      No on Luzardo — Irvin or Diekman is fine, or Kikuchi

  55. Cohen says:
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    Pick 2 please, trying to help with whip
    Kluber home vs Nats
    Manaea home vs Rays
    Heaney home vs Rays
    Peterson home vs DBacks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Manaea home vs Rays
      Peterson

  56. Jason Murray says:
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    Hunter Dozier, Tyler O’Neill, Manual Margot, or Enrique Hernandez as my 4th OF? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      O’Neill

  57. Gator says:
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    Means change-up is nasty. Not expecting much of a drop off from this first month. Is he a top 10 for 2022? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, he’s not a top 10 SP

      • William Hung says:
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        Yeah Means K-rate needs to increase to get there, but I am absolutely loving his minuscule BB%. Maybe this is the boost he needs the way Kris Bryant 2021 is being powered by your shade.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, fair

  58. rhodyballer says:
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    What type of bat (to replace LouBob) would you target for Means? Package Means &Tapia/Solak for a top 50ish EDP?

    Ozuna?
    Franimal?

    Or stop with the excessive Rosterbation and just HODL?? Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Ozuna or Franmil if you have power needs

  59. Joe says:
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    Drop Alex Wood for Sonny Gray?

    • Steve says:
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      Wood’s underling numbers are very nice but Sonny has the higher upside (and k-rate)… I think ya gotta go Sonny

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  60. sportivetricks says:
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    This is my second comment/question of the day, but do you seriously think Kapler is going to do something that makes sense with the CL role? ahhahahahaahah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, no, I guess not, sigh

  61. William Hung says:
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    Lets hope Wong steals a base today! That whole “gotta add Wong” bandwagon is slowing down for me – he’s hitting OK, but I need some SBs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, same

      • William Hung says:
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        Wong bandwagon is running low on gas – gotta head for a pitstop…

        In other news, IKF is 2-3 so far today with an RBI… I think I may have dropped who could end up as the #1 ranked C in fantasy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He could very well

          • William Hung says:
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            Yeah – just what seems like one of the many mistakes I seem to be making these days with my team. The good calls are few and far between

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hear ya

  62. Steve says:
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    Buy low on Lindor? Arenado fair to offer?
    Sell high on Means? Bauer, Woodruff or Snell good targets?

    14T keep forever.

    Thanks

    • captain obvious says:
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      wait for lirinado

      • captain obvious says:
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        Dammit Lindor. Keep him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, I’d take Lindor — Sure, I’d take Bauer or Woodruff

  63. Cohen says:
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    Grey, whos the better start ?
    CMart home vs Rockies or
    Peterson home vs DBack
    Need to help with whip

    • captain obvious says:
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      You should get son.

      • Cohen says:
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        I have SON, im asking Grey his thoughts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting CMart

      • Cohen says:
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        Thank youp

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  64. JDB says:
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    I hear you on cycling through waivers like a lunatic. In my long time league with friends, I usually have twice as many add/drops as the next closest guy, and my waiver priority rarely gets into the single digits following the draft. And it’s a 10-teamer….j/k, it’s a 12 teamer. Chronic Rosterbater!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup, same!

  65. Justin Ralph says:
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    Would you drop Diekman or Dolis for Tyler Rogers? 10 Ks in 17 IPs does not look like a closer to me but what do I know?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  66. fausto

    fausto says:
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    So long story short I’m building VOLTRON as my sp 5 I had tejay, graveman, phelps, chatwood…..then I realized Voltron was 5 not 4 pieces and I’m sucker for wasting roster spots and moves so I grabbed Austin Adams. I figured he would be the closer in sd but they realized they didnt spend enough $ so they signed rOSeNThaL?! Adam’s had a clunker to start the season but has been dynamite since….19ks in 9ip, he does look a little like stone cold Steve Austin if that makes anyone feel differently so now I think I have an sp5 with those 5 guys either way Adam’s deserves a little love. Now trade question…
    16tm keeper
    Send: luis robert($12 to keep), adames, ureña…
    Get: willie Calhoun, madrigal($12 to keep) and Eleiser Hernandez.
    Or
    Send: Luis Robert, adames,ureña and C.santana or A meadows, and TRY TO
    get Calhoun, madrigal Jd davis elesier?

    Yeah, Meh, or Nah. Or you high bbrush?

    Thoughts and thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Two nahs

  67. 406mtechdigger says:
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    Thanks Grey! Reaping the benefits of your Means suggestion on multiple teams!

    Wondering your opinion of Austin Riley’s adjustments this year….. What do you think his ceiling is in a Points League at 3B? Rest of season and/or going into 2022? Top ##? Thanks for any thoughts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      I like Riley, top 75 overall guy incoming

  68. ERad says:
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    I very much appreciate Freddy P hanging in there for four innings after getting shelled and racking up 8Ks – it’s like they know fantasy baseball matters and he’s just trying to help us out, I appreciate that.

    I didn’t watch any of the game but it feels like the Phillies saw something in the first and he corrected and then shut them down, so that’s my non analytical take! Hire me!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I appreciate that too…Thank you, Freddy

      Hired!

  69. iamnotasmartman says:
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    Grey,

    Doodie bubbles is my next band’s name. Thank you for the inspiration. Would you drop Kyle Seager or Didi for Dozier? 5×5 categories 10 team yahoo league.

    Thank ya!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice — Prolly hold, kinda all same coin flips

  70. Coconut Willie says:
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    Old guy rookie Post O Day: I think I have you beat on the waiver transaction moves

    Who do you want out of this pile?

    I have Moran and Biggio Belt riding bench and ready to dump – hurting for steals
    Happ
    Grossman
    Goodrum

    Dump all 3 and pick up the three, dump one or two, keep the 3 I have?

    Hurting for steals

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grossman over Moran is fine if you need SBs

  71. FireRobManfred says:
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    I just want to thank you for telling me to draft Means in every single league. Guy went undrafted and I added him before the season began when Pearson got IL’ed and he’s my best pitcher LOLOLOL.

    Also what sort of bizarro world are we living in where Giancarlo Stanton and Byron Buxton are thriving and half the league is injured?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      Haha, it is so bizarro

  72. OaktownSteve says:
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    Robbie Ray has faced 81 straight batters without issuing a walk? What’s next?

    Here’s one small but exciting probably only to me piece of news is that Ryan Yarborough is back to bulking. I’m calling the bulk guy The Yarb from now on. So and so is Yarbing.

    It is so awful when you’re watching a reliever from one of your teams and they walk the first guy in the inning. Last night, Sweet and Lou Trivino walks Toby McGuire to lead off the 8th (and it’s already bad because it’s the 8th) and I said to my girlfriend, we should change the channel. A’s were up 3-2 at the point. She’s like, “Why?” Then, “Wow, how did you know?” You just know.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yarb on, Yarber

      I think the lead-off walk is the most soul-crushing thing a RP can do…I prefer a leadoff homer

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        Samesies

    • MediOAKer Matt says:
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      As an A’s fan and Trivino owner that was brutal…. and took the shine off the Means’ no hitter for my team!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        A’s need another arm in the pen. Lou came out of the gates back to firing 97-98 but he was more like 94-95 and just brutal command last night. Fooled nobody. They have a lot of arms lying around. Maybe move Montas to the pen and see if they can get him to squeeze it up around 100 for one inning stints. Bring up Jeffries and see what he can do.

        Or just go out and get somebody. Hopefully Wendelken can pick it up an notch. Rest of the team looks pretty solid. Just need to find quality inning on the back end.

        • DonnieB says:
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          I think Jeffries has arm troubles.

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            I missed that. You, sir, are correct. Biceps tendonitis.

  73. stevie says:
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    Do you like any of these streaming options? Flexen @ Tex, Canning vs LAD, Folty vs Sea, Hill @ Oak.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  74. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Grey!

    16 team H2H weekly points league…

    Dominic Smith, O’neill or Bader (I lost Robert and waiting on Bellinger)

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith, tho that’s getting harder to justify

  75. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    Hey Grey – drop Staumont or Romano in a RCL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Either prolly…Romano

  76. Lou says:
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    12 tm 5×5 roto saves/holds

    Hitters are dominating cause I drafted good hitters lol

    Pitching staff is questionable

    Maeda
    Bundy
    McCullers
    Ynoa
    C Javier
    Stroman
    Wood
    Kopech
    Will smith
    Clase

    Waiver options
    Pearson
    Descafalni
    Singer
    Pivetta
    Ray
    Gonsolin

    Need K’s and saves/holds

    Anyone worth dropping and picking up?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t know who you’re dropping

      • Lou says:
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        Sorry if I didn’t explain properly, would you drop any of hose pitchers for any of those waiver options.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t see anyone you can drop

          • Lou says:
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            Cool thanks, was my thoughts too!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  77. Keeks says:
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    Grey, awesome jokes today and on twitter yesterday. Keep it up homie!

    In an OBP league, had Nimmo as my 4th OF/Util. IL is full with Jazz, Hayes, and Belli.
    Have O’Neill and Biggio filling in at OF for now.

    Would you hold to see if he comes back after a minimum IL stint, or go ahead and drop for one of these (Sv+HLD League):

    Bader, Duran, Fairbanks, Sims, & Khalil Lee

    Needs are K’s, Whip, SB, and SLG

    • Keeks says:
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      Also, drop biggio for any of those same guys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d lose Nimmo for Bader

      • Keeks says:
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        Thank you oh wise master lothario

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  78. toolshed says:
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    I have to commend the Mets training staff and how they communicate. Carrasco now shifted to 60 day dl. They just said he’d be back soon like 2nd week of May. Now they are saying end of May since he is progressing slower than expected. Didn’t he just pitch 6 innings? I think all star break is now more likely but we are talking nym so all bets are off.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      Exact same thing happened with Merryweather on the Jays. He’ll be back shortly (and by shortly we mean we’re putting him on the 60 day).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hate the Mets…Not sure what just happened

  79. aardvark says:
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    Do you prefer Alex wood or Cole Irvin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

      • aardvark says:
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        Great. Thanks a ton grey!

        I just traded Ryu and Solak for rendon. Not bad right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem — Sounds fair

  80. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Weaver disappoints again. Ugh

    Traveras
    Dahl
    Gimenez

    Newly dropped, any of those three worth an add or just leave them for now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        So Dahl just isn’t ever gonna be good?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I wouldn’t count on it

  81. OaktownSteve says:
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    Josh Flemming Yarbing today. Nice crack at cheap win.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good call!

  82. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Wood or Peralta? Or so close that not worth using my last move for the week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freddy

  83. OaktownSteve says:
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    The biggest head scratcher in the league right now is what’s going on with Soto. What on god’s green earth is the point of having him active so he can pinch hit every other night?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it sucks…My only guess is they wanted him to get a few at-bats in anticipation of him DH’ing in an interleague

  84. wudaben says:
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    How are we feeling about Marquez at this point? His peripherals seem alright with the exception of his walk rate but I play in H2H and feel like I’d much rather get an occasional -28 from a rookie with great upside like Lynch, Gore or Gilbert then someone like Marquez but I may be being irrational at the moment.

    He is still pretty high on the ROS player rater. Would you hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      German Marquez? I wouldn’t own him in a mixed league — Prolly try Lynch

  85. DonnieB says:
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    Next week Dom Nunez has 7 games in Coors. Despite that,would you replace him with Baby Contreras ? It is a keeper league and D’Arnaud is in the last year of his contract. Or I could add Contreras and drop Austin Nola. Thoughts?

    Thank you and boba Ben will be coming!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  86. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Don’t know if it has been mentioned, but Angels releasing Pujols

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, that’s so messed up

      • hondo says:
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        As a CJ Cron owner looking forward to next week at Coors,I’m scared.Very scared.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

    • Lindorphins says:
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      It’s interesting since he has started most of their games this year. I wonder if they told him he was going to the bench and he asked to be released.

      • Dave D says:
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        I think that Perry Minasian did this so Maddon couldnt resist starting him almost every day and the only way to prevent them was to release him. It only took him 5 weeks to realize Taylor Ward is a better option than Scott Schebler and Juan Lagares. I won’t even mention Dexter Fowler….

  87. PK says:
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    Just wanted to say thank you for your consistently great work. Reading your daily notes never ceases to put a smile on my face.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  88. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Able to add 2-3 closers to my squad if I drop J. McGee (and Neris if he’s on the way out).

    Please rank at least the top 3 of these (potential) closers when you consider keeping the role, saves, and overall greatness:

    -Montero
    -Diekman
    -Dolis
    -Romano
    -Graveman
    -Rogers (SF)
    -Rogers (MIN)
    -Alvarado
    -Coonrod

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rogers, Rogers, Diekman

  89. msh2404 says:
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    Which side:
    Nelson Cruz, Blackmon, Taijaun Walker
    or
    Belli, Biggio, Charlie Morton

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz

  90. ryanoger says:
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    Ryu coming back from my IL who’s the drop:

    Manaea or Lamet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamet

  91. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Is Morton a streamer or hold in RCL? Would you start him @ Wash?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        And a hold in RCL, for now at least

        • VinWins

          VinWins says:
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          Ok, thanks. I have him on a team I didn’t draft as he wasn’t someone I ever targeted.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I liked him coming into the year, but he hasn’t impressed, obviously

            • VinWins

              VinWins says:
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              Stroman was usually available later from that tier, so got him a few times.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, was a nice grab…Hopefully he keeps it up, or down for him

  92. Fleeced says:
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    Drop L. Gurriel, B. Lowe or Biggio?

    • William Hung says:
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      Biggio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Biggio

  93. OaktownSteve says:
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    I’m probably the only person in the world who loves John and Suzyn.

    “Giancarlo! Non si puo stoparlo. A Stantonian blast!”

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      The only person anywhere close to Stanton in just raw power is Joey Gallo. I really don’t know if I’ve ever seen a guy hit home runs to dead center like him. Just effortlessly murdering baseballs like a joke (gallows humor!)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, I said this before, but I’m shocked when Gallo or Giancarlo hit a ball and it’s not a home run

        • SteveNZ says:
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          Of course my opponent has them both. Plus Altuve. Day is not off to a good start!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, you might be

  94. fausto

    fausto says:
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    Yahoo says stroman is a sell high. I’m not buying that bs are you?

    • fausto

      fausto says:
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      I realize if it’s for trout yes but I think stroman is legit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  95. CentralCoastCali says:
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    Meister Grey,

    A) I tried to stay away from you. You are sooooooo addicting. Means went undrafted in our league. I drafted Sale to place on the IL and just like it was meant to be, picked up Means because of your sage advice. Thank you very much.

    B) Would you pick up Tapia over, Gurriel, Verdugo, Blackmon or Reyes?

    C) There ain’t no C!!!

    D) Again, thank you for the entertaining words of wisdom, your almost humble reader.

    CCC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Nice!
      B. Nope
      D. No problem, be well

  96. Willie Mickey and the Duke says:
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    A non-fantasy story in honor of the 90th birthday of the greatest player who ever lived. In the summer of 1951 my father took me to my first game. Giants vs the Braves in the Polo Grounds. Willie was a rookie. Later that year my dad came into my second grade class one fall morning and took me out of school. We were headed to Yankee Stadium for the 2nd game of the World Series (remember..all day games back then)
    The Giants had Willie and Monte Irvin. The Yankees had Joe D , Mickey (in right), Yogi, Scooter, Whitey and Casey was the mgr. Eight Hall of Famers. I remember Irvin stealing home in that game and the Giant’s winning (although they lost the Series)
    Not many people alive can say that they saw Joe D, Mickey and Willie in the same game much less with all the other players.
    Been a Giant fan for over 70 years.
    Grey…thanks for the forum

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s so cool to hear! Hope you’re well!

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      Great story, man. The Whiz Kids had won it/Bobby Thompson had done it/And Yogi read the comics all the while.

      I just had a 30 minute sit down with one of Willie’s best friends coincidentally. He’s my landlord. Told him to wish Willie a happy birthday.

  97. William Hung says:
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    Nice analysis from SON on Biggio – a lot of my initial thoughts were confirmed there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, I haven’t read it yet

      • William Hung says:
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        TL;DR – He’s a bear in the short term… a turnaround is not certain

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh

          • William Hung says:
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            I guess I’m getting a little better with this analysis thingy – I didn’t rush out to claim Biggio when he was dropped, but now it’s recognizing the signs that he’s coming out of it and getting him before the competition

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, not bad!

  98. Joe Shlabotnik says:
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    Someone in my league dropped Lourdes. I have Escobar at 2B who’s been pretty productive thus far. Lourdes obviously has not. Is it worth trying to swap them?

    It’s hard to gauge what the snot is going on in the league right now as the MLB overall average is .233 I get the feeling some of the there guys are going to suck all year.
    thx..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Lourdes

  99. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Where to even begin with this Eovaldi start. Goes into the top of the 4th against the effing Tigers with a 4-1 lead. Jonathan Schoop starts the inning with an infield hit. 6 pitches later Harold Castro, who is terrible, has tied the game with a 2 run single. Because Harold Castro, who is terrible, gets on top of 98 at the top of the zone and hits line drives.

    After the Sox re-take the lead, here comes Schoop to lead off the 5th with yet another infield hit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was absolutely brutal

      • lwomack58 says:
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        Can I tag along as an Eovaldi owner-is he a stream or hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      Practically bumbasted

    • SteveNZ says:
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      It’s fair to say it was not what I was anticipating.

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        Haha!

    • Lil Petey says:
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      My dry cleaners just called and told me the bed sheets that Eovaldi soiled need to be burned.

  100. The Great Knoche says:
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    Just checked in on the Bestball $10s for first time. 2nd, 4th,5th,7th, 9th.

    That’s got potential still!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice! I haven’t looked since then…Maybe I’ll look at the ASB

  101. OaktownSteve says:
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    Is Nick Gordon anything?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      .270/10/25 potential if he had full season ABs. K rate wasnt awful in minors. Lots of ground balls.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great racecar driver–Oh, I see…Looks kinda bleh, tbh

  102. OaktownSteve says:
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    Yordan, Giancarlo, Nelson and JDM….buh buh buh I don’t want to clog my UTIL!

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Haha. We fixed that in my home league this year. Drop 2nd catcher. Add 2nd Utility. Clog away!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        In honor of John Means day, I’d say that is a great change.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know!

  103. Lucky Dog says:
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    At least the abbreviation for his name is working for me, because F. Lindor.

    F. Lindor right in the 2-hole.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  104. William Hung says:
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    Dammit Chad Green

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, ouch

      • William Hung says:
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        Can we get a donut for Ryu to sit on to make sure he has no more butt problems? He just gave up a leadoff HR to Canha just as I’m writing this as well

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          Mark Canha is very under the radar fantasy good. 18th OF on the player rater coming into the day.

          • William Hung says:
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            Yeah – he def is. He can sneak into 20/20 this season with 100 runs. I had him targeted as a late round OF, but when Kyle Lewis fell in my draft, I rolled with him instead.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, Canha is about all that’s working on offense in one of my leagues

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh

  105. Lucky Dog says:
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    Wonder where Pujols will end up after he clears waivers?

    No DH in the NL or the Mets might be dumb enough to claim his $30M salary.

    White Sox might need a bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah

  106. William Hung says:
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    Chapman just got an infield hit – he knows I know he’s fast and can’t fake being slow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  107. The Great Knoche says:
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    You see Torres score on infield single? Great laugher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I missed it, what happened?

      • et says:
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        Shift was on for Hicks so Gleyber rounded 2nd on the hit and kept going to 3rd since no one was covering. Maldonado ran over to cover 3rd so Gleyber ran home since no one was covering there either. Haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, nice

  108. KevinB says:
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    Which side: (RCL) …

    Richard Rodriguez and Nick Solak
    or
    Miguel Sano and Zack Wheeler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler

  109. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? “Everything went south in the matter of two batters like a marble loaf.” Haha…was watching that Singer game as well and he was rolling. I think he’s legit, especially in that crappy division. So many questions for a 12-team OBP and K9 keeper league…

    A. Who’s the drop out of Cronenworth, Lowrie, or Bader?
    B. Who’s the target for potential saves going forward? Alvarado, Springs, or Tyler Rogers?
    C. Drop my stash in Gore for the likes of Alzolay? I think he’s good right now and who knows when Gore is coming up.
    D. Thinking about picking up Gonsolin off waivers to stash on the IL. What do you think his role is with the Dodgers when he comes of the IL?

    Appreciate you answering these as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Poop!

      Yeah, Singer looked solid

      A. Cronenworth
      B. Rogers
      C. Sure, try it
      D. Will start if healthy, but who knows if he will be

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        Wasn’t thinking you were going to say Rogers. Going back to the saves question, and keeping K/9 in mind, do you mind ranking your top three out of Gregory Soto, Jose Alvarado, Greg Holland, Tyler Rogers, Stephen Crichton, and Jeffrey Springs.

        Also lose Gore or Patino for Alzolay?

        -Snoogans and thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rogers, Holland, Springs…these are not good… Gore

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            Rogers that, cap!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Aye aye Poop!

  110. OaktownSteve says:
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    Twitter saying Buxton is limping around.

    • Will says:
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      Pulled up lame running to first base. Jake Cave replaced him in CF. Dude just cannot stay healthy.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        He’s like a 70’s era Fiat

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Of course

  111. SteveNZ says:
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    Can only assume that the Twins keep running Sano out there for the same reason I do.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  112. William Hung says:
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    All that good will I got from Mean’s no hitter is flushed down the toilet by Chad Green and Ryu… blah!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, yuck

  113. Keeks says:
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    I will take a double dose of Yor-dong today. Make it in yankee stadium too for extra credit.

  114. Will says:
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    Buxton hurt again, looks like a pulled hammy. Lost him and Kirilloff this week. Replace them with (pick two):

    Adolis Garcia
    Cedric Mullins
    Ian Happ
    Andrew McCutcheon
    Kinerfalefa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hip strain

      Adolis, IKF

      • Will says:
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        Thanks. Are we hanging on to Kirilloff pending his visit to the hand specialist this weekend?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • William Hung says:
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            seriously, Buxton is hurt? Do we know how bad?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hate to say it but of course he’s hurt

  115. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey, shallow 12 team roto keeper league question….in a vacuum if you had one bench spot for a guy in the minors who you are hoping will contribute this year and potentially be a keeper next year, would you rather hold Hiura or J Duran?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jarren

  116. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Trade Grichuk to get a $0 Kiriloff in a keep forever? Roto regular stats.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  117. No Bueno says:
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    Maeda or Sonny G ROS? Is it close? Thanks

    • William Hung says:
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      Gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray, close

  118. William Hung says:
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    Biggio with an empty 3/5 today… could be something, could be nothing…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Better than 0 for 5

      • William Hung says:
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        still can’t figure out why Biggio hasn’t even attempted a SB yet

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not on base and when on base someone in front of him?

          • William Hung says:
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            Yeah – i’m struggling with this since my moves so far have shaken my confidence. Whoever I drop is gonna go on a heater

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah I hear ya

  119. Brett says:
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    Will Smith or Richard Rodriguez?

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      Will Smith

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        But Dick-Rod is more fun to say:)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  120. toolshed says:
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    Any hope for schwarber? 16 team obp league. I have so many guys on different teams, different size league that are useless. I am diversified too so I don’t I own these bums in all leagues. Speaking of math, this is what is referred to as a mathematical paradox. I can’t believe how much crap I own this year. It should be impossible but it is happening.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah I like him still — yeah I’m mathematically struggling as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah nice, thanks!

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        No worries. Such a great heads up play

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Incredible hustle

  121. Jiggy Nits says:
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    NL only 5*5 with BB instead of runs

    I need hitting. Do you like these? I like the Bohm one more.

    Alex Reyes + Harrison Bader vs Alex Bohm

    Alex Reyes + Harrison Bader vs Charlie Blackmon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon…Bohm…

      • jiggy nits says:
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        in our NL only you lose the stats if player goes to AL (been trying to get this changed for years but the traditionalists won’t have it). would this put bohm in front or still blackmon

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bohm in front

  122. scoboticus says:
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    Somebody get McKenzie a sandwich!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      strech armweak day!

  123. andfog99 says:
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    Adolis or Mountcastle ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adolis

  124. hal_incandenza says:
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    Drop Cristian Javier for Cease or hold? Javier has been pretty good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Cease

      • hal_incandenza says:
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        Thanks. Cease over Civale too?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

      • William Hung says:
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        I thought we established the answer is always Cease yesterday

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cease!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            Agree with Cram.

  125. speill says:
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    Afternoon Grey. My Gurriel for his Suarez? ROS. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Afternoon? In Hawaii? Eugenio side

  126. Brett says:
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    Brujan has been playing outfield and crushing it think he is up soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, I don’t think so

  127. Shitwolf says:
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    hmmm was offered Ohtani, Bryant and Kluber for my Devers, Yelich and Trevor Rogers in a OBP league

    which side would u want?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devers

  128. Skeezix says:
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    Brilliant as always! OK, so you mentioned a few of these guys above. Can you tell me your top three in order that you’d look to grab for rest of season? We only get one waiver claim a week so I’m speculating for help the rest of the way. A few of these guys have juicy two-start weeks next week, but trying not to let that totally sway my choice.

    Adbert Alzolay
    Tyler Anderson
    J.T. Brubaker
    Griffin Canning
    Kyle Gibson
    Daniel Lynch
    Robbie Ray
    Alex Wood
    Cole Irvin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brubaker, Alzolay, Wood

  129. Primetime says:
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    Grey, mad bum turning things around ? 4 decent start and he get the Marlins again. Is he own able or streamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, streamer

  130. DonnieB says:
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    Kyle Lewis or Cavan Biggio rest of season? Kyle Schwarber or Randal Grichuk? Thanks.

  131. Turnandcoughlan says:
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    Grey, would you trade Gerrit Cole for Ozzie Albies in 12 team 16 keepers per team dynasty league? Thanks

  132. martin rostoker says:
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    I currently have Jeffery Spring. I could get Sam Coonrod or Tim Hill. Would you keep Spring or waive him and pick up Coonrod or HIll?

    How do you evaluate relievers? Is a specific metric?

    Thanks as always for your help.

  133. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    there’s the m.mayers STL knew. he showed up for like the first 3 days of last year then suddenly got very good, but his this year FIP indicated today’s results were coming shortly. this doesn’t make me happy as in leagues with like 6-8 RP owned and holds and like 16 teamers i own him (glad it’s only 1 or 2 so far, yikes, at least the one i know i have him and made sure to activate him it’s h2h)

  134. Hyun-Jin & Juice says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto

    I am in search of sbs and looking into potential trades. How do you feel about:

    His Treat for my Bogaerts & Means

    My current staff: Woodruff, Ryu, Gray, Means, Cease, Eovaldi, DeSclafani

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