“Lower the koozie a little bit.  No, a little bit more.  Okay, now spray some mist on the outside of the can to make it look like it’s sweating.  Now rub your finger from the D in Dr. to the R in Pepper.  This is romance!  For me!”  That’s me explaining to Cougs how I want her to seduce me with a visual metaphor of Juan Soto.  Or as I like to call him, Sexy Dr. Pepper.  Last night he hit two more homers (2-for-3, 4 RBIs) and now has five homers on the year, hitting .344 since his call-up and he’s only 19 years old.  *puts handkerchief to head, faints*  He was the first 19-year-old to homer at a Yankee Stadium since Ken Griffey Jr. in 1989.  He is the fifth youngest major leaguer with a two-homer game (Mel Ott, Danny Murphy (not that one), Griffey, Andruw Jones).  He is the third youngest major leaguer to show up at Yankee Stadium and say, “A concession guy offered his wife to me for sex.” (Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich)  Not to put the hype too much to eleven, but he is blowing away what Bryce and Trout did when they were both 19 years old.  19-year-olds who hit a home run in the last 40 years:  Soto, Bryce, Trout, Justin Upton, Andruw, Griffey and Juan Gonzalez.  Betting on a 19-year-old to fail who is already up in the majors succeeding is betting the Don’t Pass line, and no one likes that guy.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Erick Fedde – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.91, as he was recalled. Fedde WOP!

Sonny Gray – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.98.  I take this as a hollow victory that I didn’t pick him up again to get this shizz start.

Greg Bird – 2-for-4, and his 3rd homer, hitting .200.  If he didn’t play for the Yankees, you’d think of him as you think of Justin Bour.  Maybe less so.

Jonathan Loaisiga – Will start Friday for the Yankees and replace Tanaka, at least temporarily.  Podcaster Ralph and I talk a bit about him on this week’s Fantasy Baseball podcast (clickbait!).  If you click Lasagna’s name in front of this blurb, you’ll be magically transported to his projections.  Looks like a decent streamer for now with 75% chance of a roofie.

Curtis Granderson – 3-for-4 and hitting over .400 in the last week, and racking up hits like Kajagoogoo.  I will call him Curcurgragra.  Or not, still mulling it!

J.A. Happ – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners (3 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 3.48.  If you’ve been following along with the podcast this year, you know Podcaster Ralph and I bet on who would have more fantasy value this year — Happ or Ohtani.  Of course, I took Happ, so, yeah, well, dur, but beyond my magnificent mustache and full of head of hair and meltaway good looks and size 30 waist and feminine hands and–Any hoo!  Happ’s peripherals are those of an ace.  When you look at Happ’s peripherals against, say, Carrasco, Happ’s hold up.

Jhoulys Chacin – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.32.  ‘Member what I said a full 24 hours ago about Chase Anderson?  Well, turns out the Cubs just suck right now.  Way to go into a hitters’ park and look like the dog’s breakfast.  Did Bryant and Rizzo retire?  Are they being held captive with Jaycee Dugard?  Poor taste?  Or poor taste to not be concerned?  Hmm…Or HMM!!!

Lorenzo Cain – 2-for-3 and a slam (8) and legs (13), hitting .287, .388 OBP.  Look at Cain…Sugar! pimp-smashing balls and taking that freebase.  Yo, Cain…Sugar, you Iceberg Slim?  Tell me true.

Mike Montgomery – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.31.  There’s no way this happens, but Darvish should go to mop-up duty with Montgomery staying in the rotation.  Stream-o-Nator hates his next start, but I’m starting him until further notice.

Garrett Richards – Left yesterday’s game with a hamstring injury.  He’s been plagued by leg issues ever since the Angels switched his right arm with his left leg.  Though, he can also put his sock and shoe on without bending over.

Blake Parker – 2 IP, 1 ER, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.67 as he entered the game in the 7th inning because The Sciosciapath thought the game would be called for rain.  Where does The Sciosciapath live?  Anyone know?  Okay, go build a mental asylum around his house.  Razzball will supply the bricks.

David Fletcher – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs in his first start, as he hit ninth.  Yo, Sciosciapath, Fletcher looks good, best get him out of your lineup, you Mikehole!

Krispie Young – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 3rd homer, as he came a double short of a cycle.  That means he hit a tricycle.  That’s a clown cycle, bro.

Zack Cozart – Left yesterday’s game with a shoulder strain.  Maybe he can borrow one of Richards’ leg-arms.

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, and now five homers in the last five games.  When will this home run streak end?  At 20 homers?  22 homers?  Do I hear 23 homers?  24 homers for the man with the bushy eyebrows and the denim shirt!

Ryon Healy – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 13th homer, and 4th homer in three games.  What Joc Pederson is doing can’t be denied, Max Muncy is Muncy’ing on schmotatoes, but Healy is one of the hottest bats in the major leagues!  Grab him now!

Mitch Haniger – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, and third homer in two games.  Let’s get this straight, because I can’t even believe my eyes.  I say Jose Martinez doesn’t hit for enough power, and he goes on a streak of homers unseen since Dale Long.  I then say Haniger needs to hit more homers, and he becomes en schmotato!  Can I get some power from Lindor?  Just asking because I have a gift.

Chris Sale – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 9 Ks, ERA at 2.75.  He was uncharacteristically wild yesterday, or as he likes to say, “The ump sucked.”

Mookie Betts – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 18th homer, hitting .354.  Mookie Ballgame!

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 22nd homer, hitting .313.  Just Dong because he enjoys air under his balls.

Ian Desmond – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .197.  If imagining Desmond in Coors in the summer doesn’t give you the shudders, you better check your pulse.  That’s shudders, not shutters, and you don’t have shingles.

Tyler Anderson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.48.  I Googled Tyler Anderson for his peripherals and Google responded, “Did you mean Tyler Anderson who you’ve checked on after every one of his good starts and came away unimpressed?”  I responded yes, but Googled banned me from going further.

Jesmuel Valentin – 3-for-4 and his 1st homer.  Fun fact!  I spent ten minutes trying to sound out his name.  Hess-moo-el?  Jess-mule?  He-schmoolie?

Nick Pivetta – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.25.  Peak Pivetta.  Absolutely, peak.  Not sure if he’s the unlucky one or I am for owning him.  Either way, that sucked.  His peripherals are still saying he should be a lot better, so either Pineda bleached his skin like Sammy Sosa and only changed a few letters of his last name, or Pivetta will turn the ship around.

Dylan Covey – 7 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners (0 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 2.29.  Hard to trust him, hard not to trust him.  What do we do with that?  His peripherals are actually not that bad, and I’m ready to loosen reins on picking him up, but his next matchup is not great.  He gets the Indians again (faced last night) and this time in Cleveland.  So a team that just saw him, and at home?  So hard to trust…so hard not to trust.  Stupid sides of brain!

Trevor Bauer – 7 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 2.69.   He’s on pace for 297 Ks.  I want to put that in a ball pit at Sesame Place and roll around in it.

Caleb Smith – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.75.  I don’t want to get into a measuring of the pee-pee contest between pitchers I own, but Smith should not be better than Pivetta, yet here we are.

Andrew McCutchen – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .262.  Putting up a solid year.  Dot dot dot.  If it were April and 1968.

Wil Myers – Starts rehab today.  *rips up retirement card I bought at CVS to send Myers*  Guess he’s still playing.

Manuel Margot – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting near-.375 in the last week, and could be hitting leadoff by this time next week, which is still on the Padres, but it’s something.  Hot schmotato alert!

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, and 4th homer in the last ten games.  OZUNA eat balls for dinner.  OZUNA enjoy mountain oysters.

Jose Martinez – 1-for-4, 1 run, hitting .321.  Will miss this weekend series due to his baby being born.  Dude, all babies look like a pre-lap band Matt Adams.  You can spend time with the infant this offseason.  I need you for my fantasy team!

Niko Goodrum – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer.  Has done nothing recently, but he did share 1st base duties last night, and, with Miggy gone, space for Goodrum might’ve opened, which is something I never thought I’d say.

Tyler Mahle – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.96.  This start was against the Royals, who thought re-signing Alcides was good for their offense, but the Stream-o-Nator does love Mahle’s next start, so there’s that.

Adam Duvall – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .188.  I don’t even care about results, and the Reds shouldn’t either.  They should be embarrassed of themselves for lifting Winker, but playing Duvall.  The Phils are over there hitting Kingery third (and he K’d 4 times), but at least they’re showing confidence in him.  Winker has hit everywhere in the lineup and gets lifted for scrubs.  Seriously, shameful.

Matt Moore – Being moved to a bullpen role.  Was always a bigger fan of Matt Connery.

Justin Turner – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, and his 1st homer in two weeks.  How’s dem apples?!  Red, like his hair.

Kenta Maeda – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.61, as he was activated from the DL.  The Dodgers are getting healthy again.  Hopefully, not too healthy to push Stripling out of the rotation.

Evan Gattis – 2-for-3, 5 RBIs and his 12th and 13th homer, and three homers in the past two games.  We’ll see what ‘morrow holds for Osso Buco.  (Think I’m spelling white bear in Spanish wrong.)

Stephen Piscotty – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .237.  Piscotty doesn’t know!…how he became a 5th outfielder who looks like he should be sent down.

Khris Davis – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 18th and 19th homer, hitting .243.  Alternate universe Khris Davis is so much better than regular Chris Davis now it’s hard to believe it was ever the other way around.

Jameson Taillon – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.94.  I put some eyes, mine specifically, on Taillon’s new slide piece and it looks like it could be an unhittable pitch.  Throw that shizz 30% of the time and stop the BS’ing!  Been out on Taillon for a little while, but ready to lighten the foot on the clutch and begin to take him out for a spin again.

Felipe Vazquez – 1 IP, 2 ER and the save, ERA at 4.72.  Felipe Rivero vs. Felipe Vazquez = Spock vs. Evil Spock.

Zack Greinke – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.87.  Greinke had no explanation for his ineffectiveness, but he will get back to you after six hours of intense scrutiny to let you know what he comes up with.

David Peralta – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .274.  According to ESPN, he’s projected for 29 homers.  El oh what?  Hey, I’m all for goofy projections — I projected Odor for, like, a 40/20 season, but seriously WUT.  And this is coming from someone who likes Peralta.  Oh, and he’s hitting near-.400 in the last week.

Jacob deGrom – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.55.  DeGrom (capped when starting a sentence) took the mound in the 1st inning and said he was off-book and didn’t need any lines read to him, as he auditioned to be on any other team.

Noah Syndergaard – The 2nd specialist confirmed the same diagnosis as the first specialist:  a strained finger, which will likely knock him out until July.  The 2nd specialist added, “Why did the Mets trainer say, ‘Don’t call me a doctor, I’m University of Phoenix accredited?'”

Mike Soroka – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.57, as he was activated from the DL.  I want to erotically touch my junk to Soroka in the most gay way possible and every possible definition of gay applies.  Merry gay, gay gay, Marcia Gay Harden!  I’ve given you a full-on Mike Soroka fantasy previously and most of it, until the part where he might get sent down, stands.  *spectators lining up, gawking*  “Whoa, that post stands…on its own.”  Grab Soroka in every league!

Freddie Freeman – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .344.  This is a fantasy baseball blog, at least that’s what my SEO says, and I get super annoyed when sites talk about real baseball casually like it has anything to do with fantasy.  Like when they mention someone hit a game-winning homer, as if that counts for more.  Yay, Jose Sportsmanarino hit a homer in the 11th to win a game!  Who cares?  With that said (Grey is turning this ship around!), the Braves are fun to watch.  They might be my new favorite team.

  1. Navindra GHARBARAN says:
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    Look forward to your post every night!
    What’s your opinion on

    Hoskins or E Rosario ROS?? Yahoo, 5×5 with OBP and TB ( No avg or HR’s) . Rode the wave with Rosario during his hot streak….any reason to try selling? or he should be a beast ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Navindra GHARBARAN: Rosario is safer, Hoskins has higher upside… Rosario is a sell if you need something else, don’t think he’s gonna suddenly stop being good tho

  2. hugman says:
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    huh. No Marco Gonzalez blurb. I see you, Grey.
    JK, but man, what a bummer to end up with a 5.0 era after Soroka’s start thanks to Pivetta and Marco.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @hugman: I hear ya, it was a pretty whatever start, right? Something like 5 1/3, 3 ER, basically what the Streamonator predicted

      • hugman says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, it actually wasn’t that bad now that I look at it in the cold light of day. He did get 7 k’s. I guess it was really Pivetta and Tepera that got me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tepera was only like one run wasn’t he? Pivetta killed me too

          • hugman says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, but it adds up. Just let me blame somebody dammit!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, you got it!

  3. NZ kiwi says:
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    Cheers for the write up Grey, great read as always.

    Can you please rank:
    Tallion, Alex Wood, Soroka, Musgrove, Castillo.

    Cheers

    • NZ kiwi says:
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      @NZ kiwi: Damn, Soroka got pinched (I should have acted quicker).

      Where would Luke Weaver be on that list?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @NZ kiwi: Weaver’s after those guys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @NZ kiwi: Thanks! Musgrove, Taillon

  4. JakeTPE says:
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    Hello Grey and Razzball brethren!

    Love the ‘cap! Happy day after Bauer Day! You know you got a diamond on your team when 7+ IP, 3 ER, 12 Ks, sub 1.00 WHIP is a so-so start (if only because I was sweating that QS <- worst stat ever).

    Should have asked yesterday but is the bloom off the Meadows? He's been pretty average the past few weeks it seems and the Bucs have that OF rotation going on.

    Meadows or Bauers with OPS the primary factor?

    Thanks!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @JakeTPE: Bauers

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @b the esq.: Thanks b.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: Thanks! Yeah, totally, a 12 Ks start and ho-hum…. Agree with b

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! The Bauer+Bauers connection is worth taking the flyer alone!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup!

  5. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Hey, if Jo-Mart’s bebe comes out looking like ex-Cardinal Matt Adams, in this case it may indicate an actual underlying problem.

  6. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    it’s jessmule to me. it’s spelled like that. others can say it however they like. schoop ain’t “scope” to me. i never gave a shit about anybody pronouncing my name “wrong”. hell, who even knows if those back in the old country even say my name how we do over here, that happens all the damn time. amurican english is a living language, stuff works how you want it to work.

    20 team h2h redraft with QS, OPS, slugging, total bases, hits, BB’s, holds and total innings added.
    C uh oh
    1B cron
    2B spangs
    SS anderson
    3B box wine (1B/OF)
    OF (3) rosario, stanton, rhysus (1B)
    util meadows
    BN grichuk, taylor (WAS)
    DL pollock, jedong
    SP yarbrough, lynn, porcello, carrasco, weaver, gibson, newcomb
    RP strop, colome, bearclaw, greene, yates
    DL ryu

    1. that’s two in a row now with murphy starting. drop grichuk to add murphy just in case he actually gets enough starts to own? one of my BN bats i’m looking to drop soon anyway (innings and QS in addition to K’s as categories) for one of: bassett (hound, taking over cahill’s spot), suarez, richards (MIA). taylor i’m more loathe to drop (steals) even with his reduced playing time due to eaton being back. honestly i’m lucky to both have meadows here (this league is one of my best (i.e. hardest to obtain) prospects, people stash them early and/or have notifications or something, as i’m beat most of the time) and him still playing at this point. i don’t know what i’m going to do when the other white fish is back. likely murphy’s gone in a few hours anyway.

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!: upon further investigation, there’s enough worthwhile (to uh oh’s level) catchers in FA (barnhart, martin, raffy etc) to just have dropped uh oh for murphy. so question changes to drop grichuk for one of those SP or not (suarez is liked by SON for his next 2)

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        @Grey: yeah i nabbed murphy 5 hours or so back when i noticed i lose nothing by uh oh going away, barnhart’s been better anyway (at the very least due to lineup slot/counting stats), somebody else would’ve nabbed murphy probably in that time period upon noticing a COL catcher is A. performing well and B. it’s murphy, WITH playing time

        suarez is liked better than richards by SON:
        suarez (gets some cake here in the shortish term):
        vs MIA (9.1)
        vs SD (11.7)

        richards (only one showing up):
        @ BAL (-6.4)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, I’d go Suarez then, neither are great as I’m sure you know

          • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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            @Grey: oh yah. the other options till ryu is back are much much worse than those 2 (strahm, lauer and guys that aren’t even starters actually right now). really it’s between suarez/bassett/richards (MIA)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Then Suarez

  7. Lucas says:
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    Wonderful writeup Grey

    Kinsler or K. Marte ROS. 14 team mixed point league.
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lucas: Thanks! Kinsler

  8. Cersy says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Awesome write up as always!

    I was offered Votto for Haniger and Newcomb in my keeper 12 team H2H pool. I have been running gurriel/Santana as my 1B which isn’t bad but not great in my mind. In the OF I still have Upton, Yelich, Adam jones and JD Martinez so still pretty good depth. I’m not fully convinced that Haniger is a keeper but very well could be and he’s a lot younger than Votto. I like Newcomb but his WHIP is meh and our pool has K:BB as a category and he’s not good there.

    What do you think?

    Thanks,

    Cersy

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Cersy: Votto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cersy: Thanks! Agree with b

  9. babybacks03 says:
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    Got offered Sale for Benintendi in a 12 team dynasty league. I already have Kluber, Scherzer, and Thor. Outfield is Benny, Blackmon, Hoskins, and Schwarber. Nothing on my bench for bats. What do you think I should do?

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @babybacks03: hold. even if sale is worth more in a vacuum you need benny more than sale by a lot, you don’t need 4 aces. of course if you think you could sell one of those SP for MORE than benny for hitting value, then do it.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @babybacks03: In a dynasty, keep Benintendo. You have relatively young SP elite talent. Starting Beny, Blackmon and Hoskins, with Schwarber on your bench or 4th OF is solid for several years to come.

  10. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Great writeup as usual! BTW, when I got news about JoMa having a baby i literally said out loud in Costco, “really? gone for 3 days on baby leave? What about my team? This can’t possibly wait until you cool off? Soon thereafter, I felt a sharp pain in my side. Turns out my wife has laser beam eyes when she is annoyed. I told her I was disappointed in JoMa as well.

    Start Tyson Ross tonight against Braves?

    Also, I’m in a 16 team Dynasty keeper league. Few people interested in trading for my Ohtani. In your opinion, what is his trade value? I have no idea.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hebrew Hammer: HA! Nice… I wouldn’t start Ross in Atlanta — Ohtani might get a #2 OF? Low #1 closer maybe? Not 100% sure myself, Rosario?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Grey: That’s Eddie, obviously, not Amed

  11. Tyler says:
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    Couldn’t agree more about Covey..I want to be the one to
    Pick him up in my keeper, but I don’t want to be the one to pick him up in my keeper. I know I should, but I know I shouldn’t, ya know??

    Quick advice? – 12 team, 18 player keeper league. 9×9
    I was offered devers for Quintana and I really like it for the long term, I just don’t have much need for more offense right now..think
    It’ll sting this year but I know I’ll enjoy it down the road. Thought I’d get your input! Current roster as follows:

    Lucroy, freeman, dee Gordon, bryant, segura, trout, Betts, j up, Eaton, David peralta, matt Olson, Healy, semien, Orlando arcia, tucker Barnhart, villar, yolmer Sanchez
    Darvish, Quintana, price, Kimbrel, Newcomb, gio, chacin, Guerra, aaron Sanchez

    Maybe move Quintana for devers and sack up and pick up covey before anyone else does?!

    Love the work and thanks in advance razz!

    • Jonas says:
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      @Tyler: I picked up covey in my keeper league as a streamer, and now I don’t know if I could drop him!

      • Tyler says:
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        @Jonas: just did the same, hopefully his success continues!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tyler: Yeah, completely…. Devers side and grab Covey

      • Tyler says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey, appreciate it!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  12. Mike says:
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    Kajagoogoo??!! Love it! You aren’t “too shy” when it comes to loving on the 80s.

  13. stayinhot says:
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    Morning Grey, loved the podcast as always! As a brit, The Great British Bake Off is very dear to my heart, its absolutely huge over here, so I did some investigating ( I googled “Great American Bake Off”) and woooahhh holy sex scandal!!!!! They definitely need you Grey just for the Je na sais quoi.

    So imagine I am Paul Hollywood, you have just baked an awesome flan, I suspect its peach flavoured and he says to you “Hey Grey, the flan is nice but can you rank the following relievers for me ROS, its a 14 team keeper, with Holds AND Saves, Sir Anthony, Greene, Boxberger, Tepera”

    What do you say?

    Thanks as always for the great work

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stayinhot: Ha! Thanks! Box, Dominguez, Greene

  14. tom says:
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    Was Carlos Santana really an upgrade over Tommy Joseph for the Phillies?

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @tom: yeppers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tom: Ha, barely

  15. Pb&j says:
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    U liking Tom Murphy or John Hicks at catcher? Sorry about the catcher question but Hicks has that Play-everyday-CBS-top-20-Evan-Gattis thing going on and Murphy got Coors.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Pb&j: Hicks. At catcher showing up in the box score every day is a serious accomplishment, and boost to your team.

  16. Succos Baseball says:
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    Grey,

    Would you drop any of these guys to activate Rodon from the DL or do I just drop Rodon? 12 tm mixed H2H league with QS instead of W, SV+H instead of SV:

    Tyson Ross
    Kirby Yates
    Sean Newcomb
    Carlos Rodon

  17. flowers misses his old glasses... he'll be ok tho says:
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    good lord SON loves rodon the monster, his next 2 are against the scary CLE, the same that made morton a few weeks ago have a pretty bad SON number. rodon’s still with that getting good SON numbers against CLE in both, one home, one road.

  18. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!

    Loved the write-up, man! Keep ’em coming!

    a. Am in Kampala for another night! (this Phil Collins song comes to mind)…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKVq-P3z5Vg

    b. Completed my physical exam (i.e., exit medical).

    c. Found out my boss didn’t give me an extension to my temporary assignment, which sucks, so I’m going home at the end of my current contract June 30. Will go a little early to spend time with the family but it sucks. His excuse was even more painful than actually not being extended.

    d. Mark Twain quote of the day for June 14 (aka my birthday, happy birthday!)

    Young Man: A wiser observer than you has recorded the fact that “an honest man’s the noblest work of God.”

    Old Man:. He didn’t record a fact, he recorded a falsity. It is windy, and sounds well, but it is not true. God makes a man with honest and dishonest possibilities in him and stops there. The man’s associations develop the possibilities–the one set or the other. The result is accordingly an honest man or a dishonest one.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: A. Haha B. Hope it went well! Scary you need one to leave C. That sucks, man, sorry to hear… D. Nice!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!!

        Ha! Yes, you get at the beginning to be sure you are healthy to do the job and you need one at the end to be sure you are healthy so that you can’t claim worker’s comp for an illness you got on mission. Clean bill of health on both ends needed to work and to leave the job. It’s BS, but c’est la vie.

        Thanks for your kind words. Am reading this book and am psyched about my new life.

        https://www.amazon.com/Results-Think-Less-Achieve-More/dp/0857087096….

        Also, love this one.

        ….https://www.amazon.com/Love-Janis-Laura-Joplin/dp/0060755229

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m struggling through The Right Stuff, don’t see what the hype was about

  19. Doc Samson says:
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    Please rank ROS for HRs: Bird, Smoak and Lamb. I know, much tougher to rank than Curly, Shemp and Joe. And idea on Senzel’s ETA this year?

  20. Drew says:
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    Which Murphy should I go for in. 16-teamer: JR or Tom?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Drew: Who shot JR?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drew: I’d try Tom

  21. Chuzwozza says:
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    Excellent work as usual Grey – thanks for doing all this!

    Which do you prefer – Puig or R Hoskins?

    Thank you!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Chuzwozza: Rhysus!

      • Chuzwozza says:
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        @Grey: Super – that’s what I thought. Thanks fellahs!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  22. Eric Silow says:
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    Zunino or John Hicks at Catcher for the remainder of the year?

    I like Zunino’s power but I’d imagine Hicks will play everyday and he has catcher eligibility.

    What say you?

  23. Roy Hobbs was Super Dank! says:
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    Grey-

    Any ideas who to replace Gary Sanchez with while in this slump? Guys killing me

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Roy Hobbs was Super Dank!: Another Catcher. Would be good to know who your options are, league settings, etc. Or, just keep rolling with the Dirty Sanchez because he is going to hit and youll miss out on the start of the comeback.

      • Roy Hobbs was Super Dank! says:
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        well said, i appreciate it

  24. Ian says:
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    ESPN sneakily added Bo Bichette to their player universe about a week ago. Looks like it went unnoticed in my 10 keeper league. I’m throwing down $26 of my remaining $73 ($100 to start) for tomorrow’s FAAB. I’ve been thrifty with adds to this point and don’t want to miss out on Bo. Am I crazy? I’ll still have enough FAAB for around $4 a week which I think will be plenty.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Ian: If he went unnoticed last week, why the big concern this week? 1/3 of your remaining budget seems high.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ian: Does seem high as b said

      • Ian says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks for input fellas. Kicking myself for not owning Acuna, Vlad or Soto and really want Bo on my squad. I’m still going to overpay, but going to go in at 16

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  25. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Semien, Peraza or Profar. Thanks

  26. Brett says:
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    Grey,

    Need some roster help. 12 team daily league. I currently have a roster of:
    C Ramos
    1b Freeman
    2b Albies
    SS Baez
    3b Machado
    CI Devers
    MI Torres
    OF Bennintendi
    OF Marte
    OF Bellinger
    OF Hoskins
    OF Schwarber
    Util Moncada
    B Chris Taylor
    DL Acuna

    I currently am playing match ups with Taylor, Moncada and Devers except when Maddon is resting Schwarber or Baez. However, with Acuna coming back I don’t want to bench spots on hitters in a daily league. Currently Crushing in all hitting categories except avg which I’m 3rd in. Runs (56 over 2nd), HR (14 over 2nd), RBI (18 over 2nd) steals (13 over second).

    Which hitter would you try to move for some pitching help?

    Thanks so much

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Brett: Taylor Moncada and Devers are all playing under their potential at the moment….if you sell one of them you arent going to get value. Assuming its not a keeper, I think I would try to sell the potential of Acuna plus one of those guys to get a stud SP.

      • Brett says:
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        @b the esq.: It is a keeper auction league. We can keep 5 rather hold acuna.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brett: You’re selling low… Whichever gets you the most, maybe Moncada

  27. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 OPS

    Drop Smoak and/or Meadows for any of:
    Schebler, B. Anderson, Gurriel, K. Marte, Bauers?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @TOGMAN: Meadows for Bauers

  28. Ellis says:
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    I have Jo-Mart, Haniger and Lindor, can you use your special powers on Rendon next

    thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ellis: He’s on deck!

      • Negatto says:
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        @Grey:

        OK getting scary, Lindor just hit one out. :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice!

  29. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft

    Lose Smoak for Peralta, Healy, or hold?

    dig the write up man, thanks!

  30. Johnny2Seam says:
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    Thoughts on trading Gio for Nimmo?

    Other pitchers- Verlander, deGrom, Ohtani, Arrieta, Rivero, Wright, Lyles, Boyd

    Other OF Eligible- Bellinger, Conforto, Profar, Inciarte, Choo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Johnny2Seam: Sounds fair, think you should do better

  31. Joel says:
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    We’re still not starting Carlos Rodon tonight vs. CLE tonight, right?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Joel: Depends on league context. You could do worse. He pitched decently against BOS.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Joel: I’m starting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel: Eff it, I am

      • Joel says:
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        @Grey: Friggin right!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  32. Happyharry says:
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    Grey, 12 team, H2H, 6×6. I’ve got a stout offense, but I need your call on who to drop to activate Betts? It’s one of Carlos Santana or Chris Taylor(who I drafted) or Ian Desmond(WW p/u)? ty.

  33. Dunder Mifflin says:
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    Great write up as always G!

    I’m here just to get something off my chest with people who get it. So the last month one of my teams has been just going nuts.
    12 team h2h 6×6 ops and qs are extra cats. Keep 7.
    Grandal Jose Martinez Torres Bryant Lindor castellanos benentendi Rosario davis soto and a rotating bench bat currently filled with willy Adams.

    Verlander Lester wood Roark Wacha Marco G garret richard and a rotating streamer. Allen Britton Norris are my closers.

    The reason why I write is not to gloat. But to stay ahead of the curve. What would your personal game plan be if that was your team and you were currently sitting in first place 41 games over .500. Second place is only 3 games back(he had trout Betts freeman and a strong cast) but third place is 17.5 back and I’m up 28 games on the 6 placed team.

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @Dunder Mifflin: I would maybe look to move Soto and Torres (depending on how your league values young guys). Their value will never be higher, and you could cash in an underperforming stud or some better starting pitching for the stretch run. I own and love Soto, but he is going to regress some at some point; it just depends how much.
      Maybe try for another closer too; Briton could very well be trading to a contender to be a setup man.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Dunder Mifflin: Would try to sell high on a couple of guys to improve for the second half and the playoffs. See what you can get for Wood, Marco, maybe Lester. Since its a keeper, see if one of the last place teams has interest in dealing for a rookie like Adames or even Soto if the price is right.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dunder Mifflin: Thanks! Agree with b, can you sell high on Wacha or Lester, though you look like you need pitching more than hitting so those aren’t ideal sell highs

      • Dunder Mifflin says:
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        @Grey:

        The only thing I worry about with trading Torres and Soto is the potential dynasty I could have. I don’t neccissarily wanna sacrifice the future.

        Those 2 are currently slotted into my seven for next year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then don’t trade them

  34. Nuke LaDouche says:
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    Start Velasquez in a 12 teamer? Thanks!

  35. DonnieB says:
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    Who should I drop for Margot—-Sano,Moreland,Conforto or Vlad,jr? Thanks

    • b the esq. says:
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      @DonnieB: non-keeper, move on from Vlad.

      • DonnieB says:
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        It’s a 12 team keeper. Can keep two more years at $10.

        • Starz says:
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          @DonnieB: It’s hard choice. I just dropped Vlad in my keep-2 league (12 team). Just couldn’t justify wasting the spot when I’m in the running this season. Also had to consider alternate keepers on my roster and as good as Vlad looks, it’s hard choice.
          I also just moved on from Conforto so you could always cut him and see what happens with Vlad in the next week or two, if anything changes prognosis-wise.
          Conforto needs help, but I’ll be keeping tabs on him.

  36. coacher says:
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    R.Iglesias & W.Davis for Healy, Souza and Pedroia?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @coacher: Very team need dependent. If you are desperate for closers, Raisel. If not, other side. If you are dealing away the closers, I think you could get more, depending on league context.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @coacher: Apples/Oranges

  37. AP says:
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    Please just tell me to drop Sonny Gray. Chacin, Taillon, Mike Montgomery, Soroka…..all on waivers. Pretty much each and every one of those guys would be better, no?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @AP: Drop Sonny (not the fantasy master lothario, that would be dumb). Taillon, Soroka in that order.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @AP: Drop for Soroka, unless you want the guy for sure staying in majors, then go Taillion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AP: Soroka

      • AP says:
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        @Grey: Many thanks to all…..great job per usual, Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  38. Ty Inez says:
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    Pivetta or Soroka ROS. I know yer still optimistic about Pivetta but do you think Saroka has a higher upside and better team?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Ty Inez: Soroka

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Ty Inez: I just made this move in a keeper league. Soroka upside is higher.

      • Ty says:
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        @Grey: Thanks gents

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  39. The Vaporizers says:
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    14 teamer, drop Sano for Healy?

  40. prey879 says:
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    Would you rather have Aguilar or Nimmo ROS?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @prey879: Probably Nimmo, but need to see how play time shakes out for Aguilar.

  41. SWCMinor says:
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    Points league…Moreland or Myers?

    As always, thanks for the help.

    • SWCMinor says:
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      I’d throw Bauers in the mix, too.

      • b the esq. says:
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        @SWCMinor: Myers if he is healthy.

  42. birrrdy says:
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    Good comment on fantasy perts mixing real baseball comments up with fantasy relevance. Although I will say that hitting a game winning homer does have fantasy relevance if it means a player is clutch and won’t get removed in the late innings for pinch hitters, etc. Fantasy players can always find the angle! Deep league relevance at best tho…

    • birrrdy says:
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      @birrrdy: p.s. how can I get a groovy self-chosen avatar next to my name?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @birrrdy: Maybe adds confidence too, but more intangibles… Gravatar.com sign up and upload an image

  43. M says:
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    Hey Grey!
    Drop Puig for any of the following as a bench bat: Gattis, Choo, Healy, Pederson?
    or hold.
    Thanks!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @M: Choo has been productive.

      • b the esq. says:
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        @b the esq.: I really should have gone with “I choo choo choose you.” Not enough coffee yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @M: Puig hasn’t been bad

  44. Alex Sutara says:
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    Think Contreras for Morton is fair? I’m not big on even owning a catcher and I don’t. But he seems good enough to buy in on. Not to mention Morton’s trend lately

  45. Fisj says:
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    I stole this from Twitter posts, but good lord does this need to be shared:
    “There are 161 players across baseball with 200+ PA this season. Here’s where Chris Davis ranks in some important categories.

    AVG: 161st – OBP: 160th – SLG: 161st – OPS: 161st – Runs: 161st – ISO: 158th – wOBA: 161st – wRC+: 161st – fWAR: 161st

    K%: 1st
    2018 salary: 8th”

    “Chris Davis’s on-pace-for in fWAR would rank him 81892 out of 81892 player-seasons since 1901.”

    Good lord, this is historically amazing. Dumsterfire of baby diapers doesn’t even begin to describe his year. Is there any player that better exemplifies the “razz” of “Razzball” than Chris Davis? The man deserves a prize or something! I mean, for razz leagues, the leagues where your job is to build the worst team possible, his YTD performance is akin to not 1, but 2 Mike Trouts.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Fisj: hey, remember me, next year i’m trying to get at least one razzball league going. i had maybe 4 people last year but lost time enough trying to fill my normal leagues to fill it. c.davis is the KING of this league, even more than pujols’ and his negative WAR. remember though we’d only be using batting stuff, so a lot of that negative WAR stuff is from defense (at least in pujols’ case it is)

      • VinWins

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        @goodfold2: Yeah, we did get 1 going . Davis has contributed 369 points. Next closest batter is Brinson at 269. No pitcher is over 200, with Homer Bailey, Alex Cobb, and Lucas Giolito leading the way.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow

        • Fish says:
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          @VinWins:

          Holy Jesus. He’s 100 points clear of the “competition”?!?!? Haha!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fisj: HAHA, nice, thanks for sharing!

  46. Fish says:
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    I stole this from Twitter posts, but good lord does this need to be shared:
    “There are 161 players across baseball with 200+ PA this season. Here’s where Chris Davis ranks in some important categories.

    AVG: 161st – OBP: 160th – SLG: 161st – OPS: 161st – Runs: 161st – ISO: 158th – wOBA: 161st – wRC+: 161st – fWAR: 161st

    K%: 1st
    2018 salary: 8th”

    “Chris Davis’s on-pace-for in fWAR would rank him 81892 out of 81892 player-seasons since 1901.”

    Good lord, this is historically amazing. Dumsterfire of baby diapers doesn’t even begin to describe his year. Is there any player that better exemplifies the “razz” of “Razzball” than Chris Davis? The man deserves a prize or something! I mean, for razz leagues, the leagues where your job is to build the worst team possible, his YTD performance is akin to not 1, but 2 Mike Trouts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fish: See above

      • Fish says:
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        @Grey:

        Sorry. I double clicked as a poor moment, so it posted twice. My bad!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  47. Clay says:
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    Who’d you rather have, Bauers or Cron?

  48. Willy Mo says:
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    Lets not forget Soroka was vs the Mets. In fact both his good starts came vs the mets. He started 2 other games vs actual MLB teams and was giving out hard contact like candy on halloween allowing 15 hits in 8 innings. I want to start every pitcher vs the mets as often as I can.

  49. bigbear says:
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    Soroka over Flaherty?

  50. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft league:

    1) drop Yonder Alonso or Jaimer Candelario for Ryan Healy or Jurickson Profar?

    2) swap out both Yonder Alonso and Jaumer Candelario for Ryan Healy and Jurickson Profar?

    or hold.

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

    Thanks!

  51. I’m Jose Canseco! says:
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    12 team 6×6 (walks & holds) roto

    I need to make room with Soroka coming off the DL
    My rotation is:
    McCullers
    Bauer
    Corbin
    Wacha
    Pivetta
    Musgrove
    Ray(DL)
    Soroka

    Who gets dropped?

  52. Steve says:
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    J Aguilar (as a platoon player) or Smoak? CI, 14T H2H, OBP?

    Smoak just hit waivers and wondering if he’s an upgrade. Haven’t owned him anywhere but feel like he’s been struggling this season.

    Thanks

  53. sall goooood man says:
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    inevitable million Pivetta questions. To drop for a stream spot in a 10-team H2H, that is the question.

  54. abmsports23 says:
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    Grey got a potential trade in the works that I need some advice on. Its a 12 team H2H 7×7 w/OPS. You can keep a player you pick up in the last round for 2 consecutive years or keep any player you drafted in that rd for 2 more years.

    I just recently grabbed Eloy and Kyle Tucker off the wire to use as trade bait, and low and behold I got a bite. The proposed trade is:

    I get Kluber, Adam Jones, and a 10th rd pick
    I give a 3rd rd pick (can’t trade 1st or 2nd rd picks), Gregory Polanco, and either Eloy or Tucker

    I don’t want to give up either prospect but I really need the pitching. What are your thoughts?

  55. lubey says:
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    I saw player rater loves Braun ROS. Would you drop Aguiar for him? Herrera, Puig, Soto, Muncy also out there.

    Devers has been frustrating, especially in points leagues with all the Ks this year. He is currently on an 8 game hit streak which lends me faith. Are you holdng or do you think Muncy is the real deal?

    Thanks as always Grey! Love reading your site with a cup of the morning joe!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @lubey: Grab Muncy, drop Aguilar, he’s platooning — thanks!

  56. Dick says:
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    Give up Marcus Stroman for Austin Meadows in a 10 team keep 20 points league?

  57. Murph says:
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    Good morning my friend
    Two for you today

    1 Lugo or Soroka ROS?

    2 Cut Schoop for KMarte, Kinsler or Josh Harrison ?

    Thanks! Now go take a 3-day weekend! You’ve earned it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: Morning! 1. Soroka 2. Kinsler

  58. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey:

    for ROS pts league:

    C. Santana or Muncy at 1B?
    Rosario or K. Marte at SS?

  59. kilkennybrian says:
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    12 team OPS league, was offered Musgrove for my Alex Wood and MattCarpenter.. Wood stinks and it is 6×6 OPS, plus Carp has helpful elg off the bench. Worth it to acquire Musgrove?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems a bit much

  60. Marti says:
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    2 trade questions

    Pivetta and Desmond for Carlos santana and Lester

    Votto max shrock anibal Sanchez for Carlos Santana John Gray Orlando arcia.

    Both trade questions are 10 team National League Roto

    Arcia is a bench player for me right now and I have Jeff Samardzija and Trevor Williams who could fill in for John Gray if I made that trade

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lester…. Votto

  61. duke says:
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    Grey,

    I’m trying to add Joc Pederson but having a somewhat hard time, do you like him over Braun, Meadows, or Eric Thames (who I just picked up yesterday)?

    Cheers dude,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Thames

  62. The Shoe says:
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    Hey Grey, happy Thursday morning!

    A. Snell is a top ___ starter ROS

    B. Who among my team might make sense to offer up as trade bait to get Snell: Posey, C. Santana, Kinsler, Merrifield, Bregman, Arenado, Trout, Cain, Haniger, Cruz, Meadows; Morton, Quintana, Pivetta, Soroka, Gibson, Clevinger, Stripling

    C. Soroka is a top ___ starter ROS

    D. I think you said in a podcast about a month ago that you think Soroka could develop into a perennial top 15 starter. Did I hear correctly? It’s really too soon for this, but I’m thinking ahead about keepers.

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. 20 B. What does the person with Snell want? C. 60 D. Sure, in 2 years

      • The Shoe says:
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        @Grey: Thanks very much for the fantasy advice, Grey.

        B. I’m waiting to hear back about more specific needs, but it seems he’s looking for a “solid” SP and a “good” bat.

        D. Among my SPs, would Soroka be the first in line as a keeper (4 keepers per year, Soroka could be kept for $7. For perspective Morton would be $10, Clev $8, Strip and Pivetta $7, Quintana $28)?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          B. Gotcha D. Unlikely but a lot of time in the season left

  63. kilkennybrian says:
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    I’d like Bauer’s a lot more if he had OF elg, although (without looking) I think he’s played some games out there.

    How much do you like him?
    ROS-
    Meadows, Schebler, Bauers, Cron

    Is he a must add in 12 team OPS? I can drop Peraza in that league, but it’ll thin up my flexibility.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        @Grey: How do you rank them all though? Add Bauer’s over any of them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron, Bauers, Meadows

  64. Oppo Taco says:
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    You like Juan Solo or Tatis Jr more Longterm in a keeper format. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soto

  65. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good morning, Grey! Another great post. Although, when I think Kajagoogoo I don’t think of more than one hit. And that’s me quoting Limahl! Speaking of which, did you know Limahl did the theme to Neverending Story? Of course you did.

    Would you drop C Santana for one of John Hicks, Odor or Yonder?

    Thanks a lot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning! Haha, I did know that… I’d prolly hold Santana there, all kinda bleh

  66. Willy Mo says:
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    Mike fiers for 12 teamers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not on my teams

      • Willy Mo says:
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        @Grey: I can’t imagine Williams getting too many more opportunities with the way he’s pitching hopefully kingham replaces him soon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, maybe

  67. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Great write up. Interesting to put Soto in the context of Griffey etc, but I get the point- don’t be surprised if the dude is all world. Read threw all the comments. I just want to make sure I am reading the tea leaves correctly here. Ryon Healy > Miguel Sano ROS ? where would Devers be in that comparison? I have lasagna teed up to snatch. Ill be glued to the Yankees game Friday night. Drop Sano for Healy? Ont he pitching side hold on Heaney or drop for Lasagna if looks good? somehow Lynn is still available…. 12 teamer redraft

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Healy, yeah, if league is shallow enough, 12 team redraft seems it… I’d lose Heaney

      • Johnnyhobbes says:
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        @Grey: thanks, man.. also Gattis- oso blanco

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Osso bucco!

          • Johnnyhobbes says:
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            @Grey: damn your references are out there. A fine Milanese speciality of cross-cut veal shanks braised with vegetables, white wine and broth?….yeah that could be Gattis

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  68. formrchildmodel says:
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    Grey – I am moving to NJ next month. What can I expect? It’s the southern part, since I believe that makes a difference.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lots of Phillie fans

      • Johnnyhobbes says:
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        @Grey: Ha! We are lovable in a hate-able kind of way.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  69. Robert Steinberg says:
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    Streaming Domingo German? Streanenator seems to like him.

    Healy or Matt Carpenter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems like a stream candidate sure…. Healy

  70. Don Majikowski says:
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    Where do you have Stanton ranked (roughly) as a keeper(forever)?

    I am starting to fall out of contention in one league and have an offer on the table to give up Cruz, Verlander & Chapman for Stanton. What is your feeling on this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 15-20 — trade sounds fair, you should do better for all those pieces

  71. Joe Di Banger says:
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    GM Grey!

    Trade question. This is a 5 x 5 roto league, keeper league, in which I can keep 5 keepers for next year. I’m the defending champion and also at first for now, with a small margin, so I’m trying to win again this season.

    I got offered J.D Martinez and Manny Machado for my Correa and Bryant.

    My SS are Correa and Segura, 3B Bryant, Rendon, Eugenio. OF: Harper, Blackmon, Rosario, Soto

    Which side would you take?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD side

      • Joe Di Banger says:
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        @Grey:

        One more thing. Would you prefer Jose Ramirez over JD?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Coin flip

  72. Keak Da Sneak says:
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    Hey Grey, love reading your blog every morning! Inevitable Pivetta question coming, as a Phils fan this hurts even more to have to ask…

    Drop Pivetta or G. Richards for Montgomery?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d hold

  73. Keak Da Sneak says:
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    One more! Would you drop any of these relievers or continue to hold? I have limited bench space and would like to use this space for a batty call today.

    Swarzak, Dominguez, Rondon, Tepera

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swarzak

  74. cyler8 says:
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    Well done sir.

    I currently have Cervelli and then picked up Murphy thinking…well Coors. Hicks is also available. I feel like since he will be playing near every day he may be better than both of those. Tl;Dr Who should my catcher be?

    10 team Roto. 6 X 6 OPS. One catcher.

    Cervelli
    Murphy
    Hicks
    Zunino
    Stassi is also avail.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zunino

  75. Vrugg says:
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    It’s a 12 team 6×6 OPS, QS league.

    I’d appreciate your take on this trade offer:

    Get Springer and McCullers. Give Bryant.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  76. Audacity of Schoop says:
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    @Grey 12 team, 5×5 roto

    Polanco, Gardner or Pillar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gardner

  77. Worm Burner says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Benintendi or S. Marte ROS?

    Benintendi/Gleyber Torres OR Marte/Seguro?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi….Benintendi

  78. hotmilk8 says:
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    Points league 10 Team Redraft I own Cmart,Bauer,Nola,A.Wood,Wacha,J.Gray,Heaney and Pivetta. Who would you drop if any for Taillon/Manaea?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney, Gray

  79. LG Baseball says:
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    Grey,

    Great write up and just had a comment about video replay. Is it me or are they getting a lot of these wrong after review? There seems to be a sensitivity to the umpires in not over turning their original call versus getting the call right. Although I have Trea and didn’t want him picked off last night, I thought they replay showed he beat the tag. It was super close but that’s why they go to replay. Maybe they need more camera angles.

    In watching the NFL and NHL as well it feels like they get it right a lot more of the time (still issues for sure but right more of the time than baseball).

    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure about more recently, but I have seen a few more even the replay was wrong tho, which does seem crazy

  80. Ozzie Smith says:
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    Drop Pivetta to add Musgrove in a 10 team h2h?

    • Ozzie Smith says:
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      @Ozzie Smith: o forgot part 2, redraft league would you drop Acuna to grab Soto who was dropped before he hit his two bombs yesterday?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No, drop someone else

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  81. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Soria or Rondon in a Yahoo 1o Team H2H Points League? Soria pitching well lately.

    Sounds like we are still rolling with Pivetta? I have him in my 10 Team and 12 Team Leagues.

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rondon…I’m trying to hold Pivetta, 10 team league is pretty shallow tho

      • Yankee My Wanky! says:
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        @Grey: cOOL. @Grey: Cool. Yeah, I sat Pivetta on my 10 Teamer this week thank God, but I could use the spot for someone else. Unfortunately, I started him on my 12 Teamer, and alas…

        Thanks much Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya, no problem

  82. Nightpandas says:
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    Too much for the Torenado?

    Was offered him, VV, Rondon, Crawford, Winkler

    For my

    Hoskins, Ray, Soroka, Ottovino and Andrus

    It is a 15 team keep 11 obp and I am out of it for this year

    From a keeper perspective it’s probably Ray Hoskins for Arenado. I don’t think any of the rest would be kept..maybe Andrus

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado side

  83. Phil says:
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    So Soroka… do I dump montas? Keuchel? Both? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both

  84. Matthew Lehman says:
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    Grey, been looking to sell off some pitching to upgrade offense. I was offered Mazara and Nimmo for Corbin. 12 team 6×6 OPS + QS:

    C – Hicks
    1B – Au SHizz
    2B – Ozzie
    3B – Bregman
    SS – Story
    OF – Harper
    OF – Marte
    OF – Puig
    Util – Brantley
    Util – C. Santana
    Bn – Lowrie
    DL – Donaldson, Buxton
    SP – DeGrom, Nola, Berrios, Corbin, Nuke, Manaea, Gonzalez
    RP – Britton, Kela, Giles, Rondon, Ottavino
    DL – Buehler

    do you think that is enough or should I shoot higher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin side, it’s fair

  85. Wacha Wacha! says:
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    H2H 10 Team Dynasty with $260 keeper budget

    I’ve been offered Harper and Kershaw ($86 to keep next season)
    for my Benintendi and Merrifield ($17 to keep next season)

    I’m already just above $260 with my current roster so I’ll have to make a cut for next season (barring any trades that puts me below). But this trade would put me so far above my 2019 keeper budget. Is it worth renting Harper and Kershaw (and maaaaaybe keeping one of them depending on who I can cut or trade) and losing Benintendi and Merrifield moving forward?

    It seems crazy to decline this trade, but my head is telling me it’s not worth it when factoring the next couple seasons.

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper side to win this year

      • Wacha Wacha! says:
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        @Grey: Even though this is a H2H league, if I’m first in Hits, Runs, and SBs, but third in HR, RBI, and OBP, (AND I’m 4 games out of first place in overall standings) does it still make sense to solidify a killer 2018 season to rent Harper and Kershaw?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think you can likely do better

  86. Gotime says:
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    12tm H2H weekly redraft. To activate Soroka next week. Safe to drop AWood?
    Also, if holding Pivetta would you start him next week 2-start vs Stl and @ Was, or bench for 1 start Soroka @ Jays.
    Thanks again for the write ups!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure on Wood…. I’d start Soroka

  87. G Funk Error says:
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    Hey Razzball,
    12 team h2h points league

    Thoughts appreciated

    I was offered Harper albies and madbum..for judge and severino?

    The other team has ozuna..Cruz..and degrom…should I ask to put in of these players instead of what is being offered to make the trade worthwhile or should I accept or reject as is?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryce side

  88. Crock says:
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    Schebler or Margot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot

  89. Andrew Mellars says:
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    Grey, what are your thoughts on Domingo Germán at home tonight vs TB? SON likes the start but was curious what you thought. I know it’s a real dice roll.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems like a decent stream

  90. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Rhysus!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Halleberrylujah!

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: hehe

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  91. knucks says:
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    Scherzer/Peraza or Trea

    15 Team 6×6 Roto (QS and OPS)

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Sorry.

      Scherzer and Peraza FOR Trea

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trea

  92. Joel says:
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    Guy in my league is clutching Happ quite hard. “For the right price” he says…understood.

    My pitching is in need with all the recent injuries in my rotation. Who would you consider offering up 1 for 1 from my roster for J.A. Happ?

    Gary Sanchez
    Cody Bellinger
    Mike Trout
    Francisco Lindor
    Jose Ramirez
    Lorenzo Cain
    Brian Dozier
    Anthony Rendon
    Marcell Ozuna
    Jonathan SChoop (zero value atm)

    Or would you?

    Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no one here to trade for Happ

  93. Phil says:
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    Grey, I’m having a hard time dumping schpoop. Should I see a doctor? I picked up Ketel Marte and benched Schoop, but I’m only willing to keep him on the bench so long (about a week until I have to move Belt or Acuna off the DL). Should I get it over with, or hold and hope he wakes the eff up? What is wrong with him?

    And should I grab Kinsler when Marte goes cold? Or do it now? My league has 2B, 3B, H, OPS, XBH plus the regular 5×5 offense cats.

    Do you have no faith that Keuchel can turn it around? I remember picking up Verlander around this time last year and that worked out ok (he he).

    Thanks, homey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…. Just drop Schoop… Sure, on Kinsler… I said not to draft Keuchel, don’t suddenly like him

  94. Eric W says:
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    All my pitchers are broken. I don’t have a question I just wanted to state this for posterity’s sake.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, sorry

  95. Luke says:
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    Bryant Stanton wacha for trout and Nola? I’d be trading Bryant and Stanton and wacha. Thoughts? Or too steep.

    • Luke says:
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      @Luke: it’s a keeper league, I already have Betts and Correa as 2/3 batting keepers and Paxton and Carrasco as my two current pitching keepers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout side

  96. Willy Mo says:
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    Loaisiga stay up or what?
    You adding him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Until Tanaka returns, he seems like he’d be up, unless he pitches terribly tomorrow…. I am not adding him

      • Willy Mo says:
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        @Grey: u adding VV after todays start?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Didn’t he give up 10 ER his last start?

          • Willy Mo says:
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            @Grey: forgive and forget..? Lol Idk i need a sp. Had to cut trevor williams. Missed montgomery like an idiot. Dont trust suarez after watching him pitch last night.

            Vv is the best available i think. Or maybe fiers.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure, try VV, but he’s no guarantee to pitch well next time bc he’s doing it today

            • Cram It says:
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              @Willy Mo: Why don’t you try this streaming thing?

              • Willy Mo says:
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                @Cram It: the wire is so thin and moves are limited

  97. E says:
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    Hey Grey — Bryce Harper and Brandon Crawford for Trevor Story and Ozzie Albies fair? Which side do you prefer if so? Would you take Story and Albies if you had extra solid outfield bats and needed to shore up an infield?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryce side

  98. Sbr says:
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    Drop pivetta, lugo, German, Alvarado, Bradley, Jeffress for

    fiers, seranthony, gausman, Suter, Teheran, Koch, Yates, barria, straily, Chase Anderson, betances, luchessi

    Or

    Margot, Marwin, Bird, lamb

    I’m in first making moves to get maybe an upside pitcher or hitter and drop someone I don’t need long term

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dominguez over Alvarado

  99. Alex says:
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    Would you go Corbin/Hosmer for Nola?

    • Alex says:
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      @Alex: I could package the same two for Happ as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems a bit much

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I’m in need of pitching so losing one isn’t wise.

        Might try Hosmer for Happ, see if he bites.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That works

  100. Launch Angle says:
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    In a standards, season-long roto (R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG) who do I want ROS and puts up better production – Ozuna or J. Abreu?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  101. William Hung says:
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    Who else is holding their breath throughout this Carlos Rodon start against the Indians?

    • Steve says:
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      @William Hung: his xFIP is 10.48 so far.

      Yikes!

  102. hegotsgame says:
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    Teoscar, Meadows, Muncy, or Andujar? Thanks all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Muncy

  103. Sbr says:
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    My bro wouldn’t give me Harper for my benetendi and German I was more scared to make the trade giving up benetendi hahah

    He gave goldy and Paxton for Harper another pitcher 2 weeks ago part of the reason why

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  104. Joe Beisbol says:
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    Would you do any of these trades? Which, if any, would you prioritize?

    1. Would you rather give Abreu and (Carp or Suarez) to get Rizzo, or give Abreu and Suarez to get Bellinger and Upton?

    2. Would you drop Cahill and/or Richards for one or more of Rodon, Montes, R.Lopez, A.Sanchez, Velasquez?

    Thank you! I probably don’t say that enough.

    12-Team, Yahoo, H2H, 5×5 Redraft League

    C – Ramos, 1B – Abreu, 2B – LeMahieu, 3B – Suarez, SS – Machado, OF – Stanton/Cain/Teoscar Util –  Pederson , Bench – Carpenter, Rendon

    SP – Berrios, Corbin, Ross, Roark, Richards*, Cahill*; RP – Davis, Morrow, Strickland, Barraclough (* = Close to being dropped.)

    DL (2 spots)-  Cespedes, Darvish

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Cody/Upton 2. Both…Rodon, VV — no problem

  105. braves uk says:
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    Hey Grey/all

    15 team OBP roto. SV/HLD not just SV.

    Give: Daniel Murphy, Aroldis Chapman
    Get: Brian Dozier

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  106. Willie Mickey and the Duke says:
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    Lindor just homered….must be the ‘stache

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Has to be!

  107. Regan Sayer says:
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    Watching Rodon put in work, kid is battling, lot’s of pitches but only 2 runs, 3 walks and 2 hit batters. Not sharp with the slider. Surprised SON liked him for this start against CLE, best OPS vs L. Getting stronger, 3Ks in row to close out the 4th. Might get thru 5, very impressive.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, watching him too…

  108. New York Yank Deez says:
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    Should I deal Whit for Morton? Is that a fair trade or more favorable in one direction?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems fair, depends on needs

  109. jason batteiger says:
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    get ready deep leaguers in case longo is actually hurt here. HANSON time! (if so). we could just dodge this if somebody would gillooly panik already, he’s doing nobody on SF any favors anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Broken hand

  110. Joe Beisbol says:
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    Trade Carp and Roark to get (and stash) Strasburg in a h2h?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  111. Raji May says:
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    Hi Grey,

    9 tm AL-Only 5×5 Roto

    Could use Runs and RBI’s and was offered Moreland for Schoop (other guy needs a 2b). Hoping to see something from Schoop since i have a shot to win this year, but it’s been rough. Do you hate this trade for me as much as the Trade Analyzer ($21 to $13) and ROS Rater ($18 to $9) do?

    He also has J.Abreu, but I’d have to package Schoop w a 2nd player and don’t think I have another piece to get the deal done:

    1b – Gallo
    2b – Moncada
    ss – T. Anderson
    3b – Healy
    if – Schoop
    of – M. Smith
    of – castellanos
    of – betts
    of – hicks
    util – wendle
    util – grichuik

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Abreu with a 2nd player, maybe Castellanos? Otherwise, I’d take Moreland

  112. Z7baz says:
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    12 team h2h points league

    Was offered Rizzo/Lindor/Springer for my Trout/Trea Turner

    Here is my lineup:

    C: Contreras
    1b: Healy / Aguilar
    2b: Jose Ramirez
    3b: Candelario
    SS: Turner
    OF: Trout
    OF: Haniger
    OF: Cain
    U: Eaton
    Bench: Aguilar, Tim Anderson, Teoscar, Castro, J. Hicks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  113. Johnny Pasta says:
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    What order would you pick these guys up in: Covey, Mike Montgomery, Barria, Lance Lynn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montgomery, Covey

  114. fausto

    Fausto says:
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    Grey! long time no talk! hope all is well.
    more like Nick Regretta, amirite?
    AND Tehol is back?!!
    Looking forward to some “hot takes” on Dom.Brown!

    trade Q…
    my B.Harper for J.Paxton?
    or do better?
    I have the depth to deal him and be totally fine.

    thoughts..and thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Good to see you! Dom Brown is so overdue!

      Harper side, do better than Paxton

  115. coacher says:
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    14-team 5×5 roto (Sv+Holds)
    I need some saves/holds.

    CBS says ROS highest projected totals (free agents) are: Alvarado (25) J.Anderson (24) Romo (19) Neris (18) T.Hunter (17)

    As far as YTD stats, Roe, Kintzler, M.Barnes, Alvarado, and T.Watson lead the FA list.

    I own H.Rondon and Joe Kelly.

    Hold or drop-add?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, don’t feel like there’s a better option, just different ones

      • coacher says:
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        @Grey: OK. I get it. But I must-ash you a question, if I wanted to add a third RP for those stats who would it be?

        Thanks!

  116. Paul says:
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    Filipe Valequez Pirates closer just got dropped in my league… I know he has been blowing up saves as up late but he still has a great K/9 and also 12 saves on the season… should I give him some slack and pick him up… he is still throwing hard… gown long is his leash… is this someone I should add and play, add and stash, or just leave him on waivers for someone else?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d add him, he might be hurt

  117. alps says:
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    Hey Grey
    Keuchel was dropped in my league
    I know he has been awful but is he worth picking up
    If so who do I drop
    Marco Gonzales or
    Gsellaman ( I was hoping for saves from him but who knows if he will get any)
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Gsellman if you like, I don’t like Keuchel tho

      • alps says:
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        @Grey:
        got it
        He does have a good matchup this weekend against KC
        I was thinking it might get him going. If nothing else maybe a good streamer
        Who knows
        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If it’s a good matchup, it works for me

  118. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Apparently Snell’s start at the Yanks (German) emits a foul and terrible odor. Streamonator loathes it (-9.7). Do I dare rage against the machine and start him in a shallow mixed? Some definite holes in that lineup with Torreyes, Austin, and Walker starting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think you gotta start Snell everywhere until further notice

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I figured as much. I think this is a night where I catch up on my DVR, and keep my fingers crossed when I check this team later. That is unless, I want the stress diarrhea that watching Snell’s start is likely to induce.
        Too much info?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe a bit TMI

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            @Grey: This healthy for our relationship. We’re establishing boundaries.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              We should’ve before stress diarrhea

              • Fred Garvin MP says:
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                @Grey: HA ugh, now you tell me.

                Just so we’re clear, are there any other bugaboos that I should be aware of/steer clear of?

                FWIW, you are the one that cited Folty’s starts as a cause of IBS.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Folty’s now like Milk of Magnesia compared to Velasquez

                  • Fred Garvin MP says:
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                    @Grey: If VV could just find a way to mix in stinkers instead of soul/ratio crushing outings, he would be a lot more intriguing.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I know, totally

  119. hapcat13 says:
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    YIKES!!

    Is Sano now a “wait until next year” or will he be back up soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Next year

  120. Hepcat13 says:
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    Healy or Candelario ROS in Yahoo 5×5, 12 team H2H?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Healy

  121. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Do you trust Godley vs NYM tomorrow? Game @ AZ; and he’s been less meh at home.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trust? No. Start? Sure

  122. Perfect Game says:
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    Standard season long roto – QS, K, ERA, WHIP

    Clevinger or Folty ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Folty

  123. hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Do you start Snell @NYY today? Is he a must start now that he’s a top-20 SP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  124. Polish neighbor says:
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    Herrro!
    Polish neighbor here. How aRRRe you?
    G.Bird, Muncy or Healy rest of the way? Keepers league. Conforto sucks but what can do? DRRRop oRRR not?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, good to see you Polish neighbor… Muncy…Can lose Conforto

  125. BK says:
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    Rank these guys (all of them, I’m looking to do some roster reconstruction)

    Meadows, Bauers, Margot, Schebler

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs, none are great, none are awful… What does your team need? Bauers, Margot, Meadows

  126. Los Putos says:
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    DallasNews.com reports on Willie Calhoun getting a tip from former Doyer coach (current Tex coach) Damon Mashore last week. Since the tip Calhoun has been going off hitting .424 with sluggin % of .758.

    Cueto coming back strong at end of month? Yu coming back strong after AS brk? MadBum righting the ship?

    Luck landed me those 3 after panic drops by their owners.

    Please let it happen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have faith in Bum, not really in Cueto or Yu… Nice on Calhoun!

      • Los Putos says:
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        @Grey: Figured they didn’t cost me much in picking them up. Will look to shop if they can get a few solid starts upon their return.

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay, Putos

  127. stevie says:
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    Any thoughts on this Loaisiga?? Uniform number is 89 which isn’t a great sign, but do you think he’s worth one or two eyes to look on?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d cyclops him…Went over him the other day

  128. Beardcrabs says:
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    H2H 10-teamer keeper with expanded offense rosters:

    Drop any of these OF for Margot?

    Billy Hamilton, Gregory Polanco, Nimmo, Mancini…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them? Hamilton

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Margot over Desmond?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  129. Favio Vasquez says:
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    Hey Grey, who do you think gots more dingers left to give, Votto or JoRam? Im thinking both have at least 20, maybe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      15 seems about right… I’d bet on the guy who has 20 vs. the guy who has 6

      • favio vasquez says:
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        Sounds good. Do you think theres something going on with Votto keeping his power down? The 15 Dinguhs would put him at 21. Eeeesh….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s older and never been a huge power threat… He does usually come on in the 2nd half tho

          • Favio Vasquez says:
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            thanks Grey, sorry got busy with some stuff

  130. Alex says:
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    Shaw/ steven wright or Keuchel/ merrifield in an OBP league?

    Could try to counter with Godley or wood instead of Wright as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you need…Shaw or Merrfield? Wright or Keuchel is apples/apples

  131. Alex says:
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    Shaw/ steven wright or Keuchel/ merrifield in an OBP league?

    Could try to counter with Godley or wood instead of Wright

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you need…Shaw or Merrfield? Wright or Keuchel is apples/apples

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey:

        Pretty set at SB have turner betts jo jam Tim Anderson and Desmond

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay

  132. Willy Mo says:
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    holy shit that Stanton at that was so bad he swung at curve balls that bounced in front of the plate wow

    • Willy Mo says:
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      @Willy Mo: stanton at bat*

      • Steve says:
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        @Willy Mo: Stanton misses Ozuna, Yelich, Gordon & Realmuto.

        He’s a shell of his 2017 self. Have seen no data on why he’s been so ordinary this season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, struggling

  133. Johnnyhobbes says:
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    Had a thought …. Drop Moncada for deJong? Weekly lock-in H2H points 12 teamer

    • Johnnyhobbes says:
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      @Johnnyhobbes: obviously to stash . I have scooter staring at second for me. Moncada not feeling it. DeJong I know you have said not to sleep on him. Could be hot coming off DL

    • Grey

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      I doubt he’s hot off DL due to injury, but can try it, if Moncada’s just sitting on your bench anyway

  134. Earl says:
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    Would you trade Michael wacha for Michael Brantley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems fair

  135. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Who do I want at Util in RCL, J Harrison or J Bauers? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauers

  136. Earl says:
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    Trade Michael Wacha for Michael Brantley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems fair

  137. adam goldstein says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. who gets the nod next week. SON likes Suarez.

    Montgomery – vs LAD, @ Cin
    Suarez – vs Mia, vs SD
    German – vs Sea, @ TB

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None… I guess Suarez

  138. Peter Rabbit says:
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    10 team head to head , 10 keeper league

    Would you trade Robles and Gallo for Jose Martinez and Corey Allen.

    I don’t have any closers, so IM going after saves

    My roster
    C Ramos
    1b encarcion
    2b merrifield
    3b rendon
    Ss Bregman
    Of jd, Cain, haniger
    Util votto
    Util bogaerts
    Bench gallo, Olsen, lamb, enciarte, Soto, schoop
    N/A Robles

    Thanks !

  139. Play Ball says:
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    Standard roto league – Goldschmidt or Abreu ROS?

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