Howie Kendrick is out for multiple 10-day DLs with a ruptured Achilles injury.  Look at it this way, if Achilles couldn’t come right back from an Achilles injury, how would Kendrick?  He can’t, he’s out for the year.  Enter stage left, Juan Soto.  True story, as I was listening to Prospector Ralph and Lance Broetc. discuss the top 25 prospects for fantasy baseball (clickbait!), every time Ralph would say Juan Soto I’d think he was asking Lance if he wanted soda.  I kept wanting to say, just give him a Dr. Pepper and stop asking if he’s thirsty!  I don’t drink Soto, because it makes me burp, but I’ll tell you what?  I’ve found a special appreciation for La Croix.  Give me flavored seltzer or give me death, as Alan Hale Jr. once said.  Any hoo!  Love, love, lurve what the Nats did.  If you have a guy that’s going to be a superstar?  You call him up!  H to the hockey sticks with an E in between!  If the Blue Jays don’t call up Vlad soon, I will call them the BJs for the rest of eternity.  Ralph has gone over Juan Soto so many times, that it’s silly to reiterate.  Literally, he just wrote a Juan Soto fantasy.  If you’re really lazy and you have wheels on your barcalounger so you can get around, the most succinct is Soto could be a 35/12/.300 hitter during his peak and is 19 years old with extra fizz.  You can expect this year something similar to Bryce Harper’s rookie year — 20/15/.270.  If your eyes don’t bug out on that, you’ve lost feeling in your eyes.  Get them checked.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 1.78.  Not saying he is this!  Not saying that!  But — and this is a large ‘but’ like seen on The Widettes — Vince Velasquez isn’t that different than Scherzer at the age of 25.  It’s why we don’t give up on huge strikeout guys.

Rich Hill – Out for another month with blisters.  If ifs and blisters were candy and sisters, Rich Hill would be in the Omega Mu’s.

Ross Stripling – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.08.  A scene from the day before Opening Day, Act 1, Take 1.  The entire Dodgers’ team bus stops at a red light.  A clowder of black cats crosses in front the bus.  Dave Roberts looks out the window, “That can’t be good.”  Then suddenly, the Dodgers realize Ross Stripling isn’t on the bus.  Later that day, Stripling asks, “Did I miss anything?”  Kershaw shrugs and injures his shoulder.

Yasmani Grandal – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, hitting .270.  He was recently on waivers in my RCL, and I put in a claim for him, because, well, he shouldn’t have been on waivers.  On our Player Rater, Yasmani > Posey, and it’s not close.

Yasiel Puig – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and moved all the way up to six hole!  Lucky that Dave Roberts is moving him up slowly, wouldn’t want Puig getting vertigo.

Alex Wood – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, 1 SB, ERA at 3.32.  Wood stole a base then left with a leg cramp.  Not saying they’re related, but I’m saying they’re related by saying they’re unrelated.

Andrew Heaney – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.35.  Stream-o-Nator loved this start and why he was in my Friday Buy column.  Double dip the clickbait!

Shohei Ohtani – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.35.  Never said he wasn’t good, but, on our Player Rater, he’s barely a top 35 starter.  Takes a lot of wind out of his sails only pitching once a week.

Blake Parker – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 2nd save, ERA at 2.78.  As Billy Joel would say, if you think Parker gets the next save, you might be right, The Sciosciapath might be crazy.

Sergio Romo – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER and started two games this week.  Conspiracy Theory Alert!  Kevin Cash is in a fantasy league with 11 aliens, and they look to the Rays to try to understand baseball, so to throw them off, Cash is starting Romo every game.  Or Kevin Cash’s is being advised by Brian Kenny.  Either explanation is valid.

Johnny Field – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting near-.375 in the last week with two homers.  In Witness Protection, his name would be Billy Batts.

Brandon Belt – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  And there’s his fifth homer this week.  He will now disappear for three weeks or I will eat my hat (I don’t wear hats; have you seen my hair?)

Jon Gray – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.34. Everyone with the name Gray sucks.  *turns to the mirror*  I’m sorry, but I’m disappointed!  Don’t pout, it’s not gonna help…Okay, it helps a little, you’re cute.  I think the day Jon Gray goes into San Fran and comes up throwing turdburgers, you have to reevaulate what you own on your fantasy team and look elsewhere.

Luis Castillo – 5 IP, 1 ER, 11 baserunners (5 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 5.61. Know what I wish for?  No, not world peace.  A ketchup packet in every citizen’s packet?  What the hell are you talking about?  No!  I wish Castillo could throw a clean game with no control issues.

Ian Happ – Hit two homers this weekend, now hitting .254 with 7 homers.  One meaningless series (to me) began what I hope is Ian Happ’s star mitzvah.  Were you invited?  No?  Oh, that’s a shame, the invites were written on black & white cookies, too.  They were delicious.  Now, please let Ian Happ be turning into a man!

Ben Zobrist – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .290, as he hit leadoff.  Maddon’s heroin is batting Zobrist leadoff.  He can’t stop it.

Javier Baez – 3-for-4 and his 11th homer, hitting .268.  Just gonna leave this here:  he’s hitting 7th again.

Jose Quintana – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners (4 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 4.47.  Whoa, you almost shut the Quintana Buy Low Window on my fingers!  Careful.  Guys (and 5 señoritas), last time I went over Quintana I said he struggled in April/May of last year too.

Yu Darvish – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners (3 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 4.95.  There’s something to be said about pitching well against a garbage team.  I’ll let you fill in that something.

Sam Gaviglio – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 0.93.  This game was home and against the A’s, so I don’t want to blow shizz out of proportion with Sammy “The Bull” Gaviglio, but his peripherals look gorge.  I don’t know how long he’ll be in the rotation, or if he’s even in it, but his command is superior donuts (1.9 BB/9) and his K/9 is 11.2.  Definitely cyclops’ing him.

Tyler Clippard – Blown save on Saturday.  Next up…Vlad Jr.!  C’mon, Jays, c’mon.

Khris Davis – Left with a right groin strain.  He’s still right with his left groin.

Daniel Mengden – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.30.  His walk rate is below 1.  It’s hard to be totally unusable with that kind of command.  Also, Stream-o-Nator doesn’t hate his next start.

Sean Manaea – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA up to 2.71.  I go over Manaea in the video at the top of the post, it’s, uh, how do they say in Italian in 1930’s stereotypical cartoons, notta-so-good.  Hey, somebody toucha my spaghet!

Eduardo Rodriguez – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners (0 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 4.13.  A fantasy baseball O-face should come (poor word choice) every time you see anyone facing the O’s.  Starts vs. the O’s mean absolutely nothing in the big picture on how good a pitcher is.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homer.  Just Dong, because what else are you going to do with that name?  Also, Andrew Benintendi hit two homers this weekend because:  O’s pitching.

J.D. Davis – Was called on Sunday to platoon with Evan Gattis.  Okay, but CBS ranked Gattis top 20 overall in the preseason, so what gives?  Davis has been fire emoji in the minors, but, in the majors, he’s been an Incel emoji wiping dandruff off its shoulders.  Could see the flyer, but best case scenario is likely 15/3/.240 rest of season.

James Paxton – 9 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.30.  You know how all time is happening at the same time?  In Stephen Hawking’s book, A Brief History of Time, Chapter 3 titled, “We’re All In Flux Capacitor.” Hawking states, “Your future self is playing fantasy baseball with your past self, don’t ask me how, they just are.”  Okay, with that in mind, your past self is like, “Why couldn’t I get the Paxton breakout like you’re getting?  Stupid Future Self!”

Wade LeBlanc – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, 1 homer allowed, ERA at 2.65.  Stream-o-Nator liked this start for Tribbiani, let’s see what it predicted: 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, 1 homer allowed.  Geez, it was eight baserunners, not five!  C’mon, robot!

Francisco Liriano – 8 IP, 2 ER, 1 hit, 3 BBs, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.42.  Comatose Twins fan just woke from a 12-year coma, “I can’t believe Liriano is still dominating!  Damn, I told Geena it would be cool if we name our kids, Francisco and Liriano, but she was so hesitant!  Wait, why is everyone looking at me funny?  Hey, where is Geena?  Where’s Francisco and Liriano?  Why am blinking to make words come up on a computer screen?”

John Hicks – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Serious question from me to the universe, can Hicks please start a few more games at catcher?  I need him in my NFBC lineup.  Thanking you in advance.

Steven Matz – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.42.  In most mixed leagues, he can be taken to the Matzresses.

Amed Rosario – 2-for-3 and his 1st and 2nd homer, hitting .248.  I’ve been impressed with how yawnstipating Rosario has been.  I will call him Ameh Rosario.

Clay Buchholz – 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 2 Ks in 61 pitches in his 1st start with the Diamondbacks.  He should retire because this will be his peak, i.e., Mt. Claymanjaro.

Jose Bautista – Released by the Braves.  Here’s you when he debuted for the Braves, “Grey, you’re handsome AF, but why no love for Bautista?  I’ll take 27 homers from a waiver wire pickup all day!  You’re missing the boat.  Have a nice day.”  Here’s you now, “Should I re-pick up Villanueva?”

Sean Newcomb – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.39.  If I were reranking right now, I’d have Newcomb somewhere in the 25-35 range for starters.  Yup, me love long time.

Julio Teheran – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.17.  The Marlins pulled out of the Iran deal — not negotiating with Teheran.

Miguel Rojas – 3-for-3, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and two homers (6, 7), hitting .264, and batting 7th.  Mattingly, Dave Roberts and Maddon are on a raft in the South Pacific, how long do they last?  As long as it takes to suck the air out.

Lewis Brinson – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .168.  He had literally one hit in the last week before Sunday, so saying schmotato is overstating things.

Brad Ziegler – 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 7.20.  On the same team, so, ya know, Mattingly doesn’t need to look far, Kyle Barraclough 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.66.  Geez, tough call.  Brad Ziegler, noted baseball card collector, would trade his own card for Barraclough’s.

Nate Jones – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save on Saturday.  The White Sox closer job looks to be 80/10/5/5 — Jones/I don’t know/maybe Soria or Rondon but doesn’t matter if Jones is closing 80% of the time/Jace Fry, who got the save on Sunday and has not allowed a hit or run in 8 1/3 IP this year.  Fry is a lefty, so he might only be situational, but the situation for lefty hitters is dire vs. Fry.  Fry-ire?

Reynaldo Lopez – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.98.  There’s as much a chance his next game is a no hitter as it is a 3 IP, shellacking.

Didi Gregorius – Sat two games in a row due to slumping and might return further down the lineup.  On May 4th, I said for you to sell Didi.  Let’s just see what he’s done since:  1-for-54 with 1 RBI.  Hmm, that’s weird.  So, he’s not a 50-homer hitter with a .360 average?  Odd.

Greg Bird – Could return this week.  He’s hitting .174 in the low minors.  This Bird you can, indeed, cage.

Sonny Gray – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.48.  Great, he’s startable against the bottom five teams in the league.  Helpful!

Tyler Austin – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 7th and 8th homer, hitting .261.  Three homers in the last three games, hitting near-.400 in the last week, hot schmotato alert!

Miguel Andujar – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .286.  In a deeper mixed league, I have owned Andujar since he was raking in early March.  At no point have I considered dropping him.  And, no, that team is not doing poorly!

Trevor Williams – 6 IP, 4 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.05.  Obviously, not great vs. the Padres, but (here’s where Grey justifies it) his WHIP in the game was 0.67 and the Padres had quite a few fortunate hits.

Josh Harrison – 3-for-4, 1 RBI as he was activated from the DL and hit leadoff immediately.  C**nt Hurdle is so predictable.  What does it say to your team that you’re batting a guy leadoff who has said he wants a trade?  Seriously, eff Harrison, they should bat him 8th.  Instead….wait for it…here it comes…my blood is boiling good…

Austin Meadows – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .455 over the weekend, and is hitting 7th.  But wait, it gets better still!  C**nt pinch-hit for Meadows in the 9th in a close game!

Joe Musgrove – Will debut for the Pirates on Friday.  I like Musgrove, but, in theory, I won’t pick him up.  That theory is, “Shoulder Injuries Are Not Good For Pitchers, And Musgrove Had One.”  It’s a very specific theory.

Christian Villanueva – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .250 and had more success with righties this weekend, now up to 3 HRs vs. righties.  Don’t totally love a guy taking on goose eggs vs. righties like Veruca Salt, but maybe he’s making adjustments.

Greg Holland – 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA up to 7.30 and yet another blown save on Saturday (in the 8th inning).  Holland’s shakier than the tulip market in the 1600’s.

Tyler O’Neill – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st and 2nd homer (across two games) as he was recalled this weekend.  Giddy up!  Dot dot dot.  He’s not playing.  Dot dot dot.  Or is he?!  The almost unheard of “Dot Dot Dot Double Reversal!”  I grabbed O’Neill in one deeper league, but held off going crazy in shallower leagues.  If you have room, by all means.  I do kinda love O’Neill; I’d love him more if he wore only O’Neill wetsuits.

Jack Flaherty – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 2.31.  Batting your doe eyes, “In the best case scenario, what is Flaherty capable of?”  I simply point at his line yesterday.  Yes, I’d own him.  Lance will have a post about him later today.

Rhys Hoskins – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .250.  I don’t want to jump the gun, and do a supreme psych job on you — which is a psych job with sour cream — but Hoskins might finally be coming out of his funk.

Freddy Peralta – 4 IP, 4 ER, 3 hits, 6 BBs, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.72.  Everyone who bid on Peralta last Sunday missed his insane start in Coors, then got this garbage.  I don’t mean to laugh, but I am.  Sorry, that is some serious schadenfreude with Peralta.  Schadenfreddy?

Jesus Aguilar – 2-for-4 and his 7th homer, and 4th homer this weekend.  Huge weekend and batting third for the Brewers.  Just drop your fantasy baseball password in the comments, I’ll grab him for your team.

Jake Odorizzi – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.17.  Okay, that deserves me taking a 2nd look at his player page.  *looks*  Fine, grab him in 12 team leagues and deeper.  What?  You want me to tell you what I saw?  So, you don’t trust me?  That hurts, over-the-internet friend.  I thought we had an unspoken, never-seen bond.

Joe Mauer – Hit the DL with concussion symptoms.  Fo’serious, are we sure Mauer recovered from his concussion six years ago?  Maybe that’s why he went from a 27-homer guy to an 8-homer guy.  Not even joking.  Like in the 1970’s Hollywood:  A studio exec, “That Goldie Hawn is so daffy!”  Another studio exec, “Actually, she had a 17-year concussion.”  First exec again, “Whatever puts asses in seats!”

  1. SallyCips says:
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    But wait, SHOULD I re-pick up Villanueva?!

    • dingo37 says:
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      @SallyCips: if youre trotting out longoria, yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SallyCips: Depends who you’re dropping

  2. Roger Anderson says:
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    Dropped Rhonda Healy for Soto. Had to many CI, I hope he gets an at bat this week.

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

    1) drop Maikel Franco to activate Jake Lamb? I could just leave Lamb DL’d for now to wait and see. Any shoulder injury, pitcher or hitter, concerns me.

    2) Franchy or Wil Myers for UTL? I know this should be obvious but Franchy is a freak of nature and feel like he’s due. Myers isn’t due back for a while..

    3) I would want to drop Madson for another RP which is why I’m not making him the obvious drop for Lamb. I don’t like having Bench hitters because it’s always son-of-a-bench which makes me want to throw my phone.

    C: Yasmani Grandal
    1B: Ryon Healy
    2B: Cesar Hernandez
    3B: Maikel Franco
    SS: Francisco Lindor
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Mitch Haniger
    OF: Eddie Rosario
    UTL: Franchy Cordero

    DL: Jake Lamb, Wil Myers

    P: Hunter Strickland
    P: Michael Feliz
    P: Tyler Clippard
    P: Dan Winkler
    P: Ryan Madson
    SP: Max Scherzer
    SP: Sean Manaea
    P: Mike Foltyenwicz
    Bench: Michael Wacha
    Bench: Blake Snell
    Bench: Miles Mikolas

    DL: Clayton Kershaw

  4. MadBatter says:
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    Exciting weekend. Couldn’t believe the Soto news when I heard it. I was out of claims by Saturday and I was in a fit when I heard the news. Needless to say, Soto was already claimed by the time I could start claiming again. In a 12 manH2H 6 forever keeper league, Would you offer Rizzo or Blackmon for VG2 or J.soto? They’re both owned by different managers and they both want Keepers for them. Currently in 2nd place and in contention for my 3rd title in 5 years(thanks to you and your awesome work). My team is as follow;

    C Barnhart
    1B Hosmer, Eric
    2B Merrifield, Whit
    3B Arenado, Nolan
    SS Correa, Carlos
    OF Blackmon, Charlie
    OF Rosario, Eddie
    OF Taylor, Chris
    UTL Rizzo, Anthony
    OF Tucker, Kyle

    SP Pivetta, Nick
    SP Mikolas, Miles
    RP Giles, Ken
    RP Iglesias, Raisel
    P Gausman, Kevin
    P Kela, Keone
    P Marquez,German
    SP Bauer, Trevor
    SP Heaney, Andrew
    SP Maeda, Kenta
    SP Morton, Charlie

    DL: Molina, Yadi
    DL: Reyes, Alex

    • curiousgeorgespringer says:
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      @MadBatter: no way

      • David Arcibar says:
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        @curiousgeorgespringer: Can you think of a package from my guys that *might* entice them without selling the farm?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @David Arcibar: Rosario is high enough, I’d ask the what they want

        • Cyler says:
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          @David Arcibar: I don’t think you have a chance to get Vlad or maybe even Soto. And it’s not worth it. Every league I am in the owners of these prospects want legit MLB studs. Rizzo, Bregman, Trea, Stanton. We have to keep in mind, no matter how amazing they are in the minors, that these guys still have never seen a major league pitch. Mega prospects flop ALL the time. It’s not worth trading your already producing star for someone who has not proven anything at the major league level.

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    Carrasco and Gallo or McCullers and Gallo enough to offer for Stanton ? The other team needs pitching.

    • dingo37 says:
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      @Robert: worth a shot; doubt it goes

  6. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great write-up.

    a. Started Flaherty, McCullers (stupid Kipnis breaking up yet another perfect game) and LeBlanc. Scored 21 IP, 27K, 1.29 ERA, 0.714 WHIP, 2 W and 0 S.

    Couldn’t say it better than the King, so…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YAcoDkj_dI

    b. Signed up Seranthony Dominguez (His Highness, as a potential Razzball name?) as a potential SAGNOF. What do you think? Not much out there. Other FAs include.

    1. Vlad Jr.
    2. Rojas (his career high in HR is 4; he is at 7 now. how much further can he go?)
    3. Elieses (pitching tonight @Metco)

    Drop Seranthony for any of the above?

    c. Mark Twain quote of the day for May 21

    Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • dingo37 says:
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      @Ante GALIC: hard to trust gabe; vlad all day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Thanks! A. Damn, nice! B. I like it! I’d stash Vlad if you can C. Awesome!

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Ante GALIC: I hate to be a party pooper because I generally love the Mark Twain quotes, but I do not think this one is authentic Twain. It is not listed at twainquotes.com, and a longer quote that is attributed as the end of this quote is specifically called out there as not being authentic.

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @LenFuego: Len!

        My source is …http://quoteideas.com/mark-twain-quotes/… for the idioms. For quotes from his short stories, his short stories is my source.

        I don’t know for sure. They sound authentic Twain. But I can imagine that some may be “invented” by his disciples etc. Thanks for checking in as usual.

        Cheers,
        Ante

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          @Ante Galic: Ante!

          Yeah, it does sound Twain-y, except for one thing, at least to me: “kiss slowly”. Modern tonsil-hockey kissing was not a thing in Twain’s day. I cannot imagine him, or anyone else in the 1800s, saying that.

          I checked out your source. The very next quote attributed to Twain after this one is “we are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” That one is 100% definitely not Twain — it is an extremely widely known Oscar Wilde quote from his play Lady Windermere’s Fan (https://www.gutenberg.org/files/790/790-h/790-h.htm). So widely known that, e.g., Chrissie Hynde used it in the lyrics of Message of Love (which is great, so I will provide a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL8Dj5xOjm0). For a quote in a verifiable publication to appear as a Twain quote on that site … well, you can draw your own conclusion as to the site’s reliability.

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            @LenFuego: ok,
            – yeah that’s VERY well known as a wilde quote.

            – i guarantee you SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE was kissing in all sorts of ways across many time periods. i also would guess that in standard genteel christian societies it likely wasn’t at that time period.

            a lot of these twain quotes from that website or others are taking other people’s quotes and attributing them to him, and it’s easy to do this, as he’s well known as a great short quote writer.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cyrCTDfFOo (the end of this)

  7. Phil says:
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    Great write-up, Grey! “I’m sorry, but I’m disappointed!” Hilarious. So I grabbed Aguilar and Vlad over the past 24 hours, and now I’ve lost all roster flexibility.

    C – Grandal
    1 – Goldy
    2 – Schoop
    3 – Bryant
    S – Segura
    MI – Story
    CI – Shaw
    O – Harper
    O – Cain
    O – Acuna
    U – Hosmer
    U – Suarez
    U – Escobar
    B – OZUNA
    B – Aguilar
    B – Vlad Jr.

    SP – Severino, Carrasco, Bauer, Keuchel, Gio G, Tanaka, Quintana, Flaherty, Cmart (DL), Reyes (DL)

    BP – Boxberger, Vizcaino, Norris, Hader, Ottavino

    Aguilar took my streamer spot, which was gone anyway when Cmart comes back. Vlad is taking up space for a month? I can’t drop my bullpen guys cause my league has multiple bullpen-driven categories.

    Does Aguilar go when Cmart returns?
    Who goes when Reyes returns?
    Is it time to make another trade?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil: Thanks! Escobar, Gio, Aguilar are the next 3 guys off your team… Trade if you can, sure

      • Phil says:
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        Thanks, Grey! You aren’t buying Escobar’s hot start, eh? He’s 55th overall in my league settings. All those doubles and xbh are working so far.

  8. Brett says:
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    Have #1 waiver. Pick up Soto or wait on Guerrero?

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Brett: Soto

    • dingo37 says:
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      @Brett: I’m with slim, bird in hand

    • fletch f. fletch says:
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      @Brett: Pick up Guerrero and wait for his promotion if you can. Guess it kind of depends on how your waiver system works.

      • The Harrow says:
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        @fletch f. fletch: he can’t pick up vlad, otherwise he (or somebody else) would’ve already. he’s in one of those goofy leagues where players don’t appear till call up (i’m in exactly one like that myself, and it wasn’t mentioned before i joined it, which seems like pretty damn pertinent info to have mentioned to a possible new owner)

        – if this is dynasty league wait for vlad for sure. as long as he’s up this season you get the best player. if it’s a redraft that could complicate things (massively if vlad’s ETA sticks to the september it was thought to be mere weeks ago)

        • The Harrow says:
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          @The Harrow: if this wasn’t clear if redraft league soto for sure for me as well. you don’t even know IF vlad is up, and if he is it might be like 4 weeks left in season or so.

        • Brett says:
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          @The Harrow: It’s a 14 team keeper league. Max I can keep any player is 3 years. Also can only keep 3 players each year.

          • The Harrow says:
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            @Brett: well if neither of vlad/soto are keepers for you then it’s an easy soto that way too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brett: Agree with others

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Grey: The ones saying bird in a hand

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

    1) Sean Manaea for Vince Velasquez
    2) Sean Manaea for Sean Newcomb
    3) Sean Manaea for Nick Pivetta
    4) Sean Manaea for Gio Gonzalez
    Which side? Not sure how much better I can do for Manaea.

    C: Yasmani Grandal
    1B: Ryon Healy
    2B: Cesar Hernandez
    3B: Maikel Franco
    SS: Francisco Lindor
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Mitch Haniger
    OF: Eddie Rosario
    UTL: Franchy Cordero

    DL: Jake Lamb, Wil Myers

    P: Hunter Strickland
    P: Michael Feliz
    P: Tyler Clippard
    P: Dan Winkler
    P: Ryan Madson
    SP: Max Scherzer
    SP: Sean Manaea
    P: Mike Foltyenwicz
    Bench: Michael Wacha
    Bench: Blake Snell
    Bench: Miles Mikolas

    DL: Clayton Kershaw

    Thanks as always!

  10. aardvark says:
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    Roster Vince V or Gausman ?

  11. Jniz says:
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    Having a tough one with this – offered Votto and Zunino for Sanchez and Franchy. 10 team H2H, penalized for Ks on hitting side. My 1b options are Cron and Healy. Thanks.

    • dingo37 says:
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      @Jniz: tough letting votto go, but if cron continues youre golden

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jniz: Sounds fair

  12. eric says:
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    Cervelli or Hicks
    Chapman or E Escobar
    D Fowler or Soler

    Thanks!

    • dingo37 says:
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      @eric: c,c,s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @eric: Agree with dingo

  13. Jameson says:
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    Soler or Pivetta??….just straight up value of player vs player’s worth. not based on needs, i need both OF and SP haha just who do you think gets the best player in a straight up deal??

    it’s a very deep 20 team 30 man roster dynasty league.

    • dingo37 says:
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      @Jameson: pivetta

  14. Another Dan says:
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    Good stuff Grey,

    The Soto news was unexpected. Picked him up in a league or two and in others I already owned him. Was fielding offers for him all day yesterday in a dynasty.

    In a 12 team 5×5 roto where there are 3 OF slots and 2 UTIL’s. I had a log jam at OF Acuna, Benintendi, Rosario, Hoskins or Bellinger (whichever isn’t at 1B) and Haniger. 2B was Peraza/Villar so I traded Haniger for Merrifield. Trade analyser had me winning by a margin but I’m not as convinced. Did I mess up ?

    Best wishes,

    Another Dan

  15. Tony C says:
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    Please pick 3 in an OPS league among Jankowski, Buxton, D. Santana, Semien, Ohtani(hitter only), B. Crawford, Rojas, J. Hicks, D. Peralta, Cordero and Kepler. Thanks

    • Tony C says:
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      O’Neill and Willie Calhoun are available too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Semien, Bux, Peralta

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

    Add Carpenter, J. Harrison, Gyorko, Duffy?

  17. sturock578 says:
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    11 team league, lots of good starters to stream. Worth holding Castillo or play the stream? Could stream Weaver for tomorrow’s start – Stream O Nator likey that one.

  18. Shark says:
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    My league switched from BA to OBP, and Greg Bird is gold for OBP. His minor league rehab avg. for 8 games is .174 while his OBP is .387. Just pointing that out.
    O’Neill’s homer on Sunday was off Nola, and he moved to cleanup from the 7th spot on Saturday. DeJong’s injury means that lineup needs power badly, and ‘yer boy Ozuna no big kahuna this year. My .02

  19. Steamin Beamen says:
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    Grey your wit and mustachioed lip is legit but I got questions…

    I have too many bench bats, but I don’t know who to keep/drop. (I need to be streaming)

    12 Team, 26 Players, (3 UTIL, 3 DL, 6 Keepers)
    Currently on my DL:
    DL: Paul DeJong
    DL: Starling Marte
    DL: Mac Williamson

    For my 3 UTIL spots its between:
    Trey Mancini
    Matt Adams
    Jake Lamb
    Austin Meadows
    Tyler O’Neill
    Juan Soto

    I need a little more pitching and I need to decide who to drop when Williamson and Marte come off the DL, but I kind of like everyone on that list (except Matt Adams maybe)

    1) Is the order of drops…Adams, Mancini, Meadows?

    2) Would you be holding Hector Neris? Or should I pick up Nate Jones instead? Or in addition?

    3) Which 2 starts do you like the most?

    05/23/18 – Kyle Gibson vs DET MFulmer – 15.4
    05/25/18 – Reynaldo Lopez @ DET MFiers – 9.4
    05/26/18 – Ross Stripling vs SD RErlin – 15.3
    05/27/18 – Jacob Faria vs BAL Gausman – 14.4

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steamin Beamen: Ha, thanks! 1. Meadows, Mancini 2. Grab Jones 3. I trust SON

      • Steamin Beamen1 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        Follow up…
        Which side? Is it fair?

        Nick Pivetta for Mancini and Meadows

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pivetta

  20. DonnieB says:
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    Over the weekend I picked up Austin Meadows and dropped Margot. Now Villanueva, O’Neill, Kepler and J.D Davis are avaiable. Stick with Meadows or look to others to fill my DH? Please rank if not Meadows. Thank you Master Lothario.

    • Cram It says:
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      @DonnieB: Might as well ride Meadows until he cools off.

      • DonnieB says:
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        Now add Franchy to the list of available. Thanks Cram!

        • Cram It says:
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          @DonnieB: “Might as well ride Meadows until he cools off.” And that’s me, quoting me, quoting Grey.

  21. Drop lamb or ozuna and pick up vlad. If we pick up a f.a. He must be in your lineup the following week then you can put on bench. Would lose 1 week of stats. Is it worth it. Thanks again

  22. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Great write-up! Happy Monday, all!

    To go along with Trout and Rosario, which 2 would you like going forward in a 12 tm h2h? Ozuna (currently have), Polanco (currently have), Puig, Buxton, or Domingo?

    Gracias!

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Grey: I have Polanco and Ozuna…but Domingo, Buxton, and Puig are available. Like any of them over Polanco or Ozuna?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, Puig over Polanco could work…Shuffling Titanic deck chairs tho prolly

          • Scuffy McGee says:
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            @Grey: Gosh, that’s a great line. *high five*

  23. Joe says:
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    Juan soto or alex reyes ros keeper h2h league?

  24. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Now that he’s started rehab starts and likely returns in a few weeks, thoughts on Carlos Rodon for ROS? Drop F Peralta for him?

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Cram It: anybody else see any batshit stoopid FAAB bids on f.peralta recently. i’ve seen 27/100’s. best part is in those same leagues actually valuable players could’ve (and can be)had for around $3 all the damn time, or cheaper in some instances.

  25. Alex says:
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    Andujar or Beltre ROS in an OBP league

  26. Gotime says:
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    12 team weekly league:
    1. HT pretty even with these bats. Need to start 2
    Ozuna (3 vs KC 3 @ Pit)
    Jo-Ma (3 vs KC 3 @ Pit)
    Moncada (4 vs Bal 3 @ Det)
    Eddie Rosario (3 vs Det 3 @ Sea – 4 lefties this week)

    2. Folty @ Phi and @ Bos
    Newcomb @ Bos
    Castillo vs Pit
    Been loving Folty and Newcomb but bench Folty and Newcomb and play Castillo? Is this the play?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gotime: 1. Rosario, Ozuna 2. Sounds like the play

  27. Kelley says:
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    Glad I found this website. Really digging your unique perspective. Ante’s Mark Twainisms nice touch. Tied for 1st at 7-0 in 10 team H2H. I play the other guy this week. Staff consists of Kluber,Thor,Bauer,Snell,Reyes,Castillo,and Newcomb Thinking of dropping 2 to pick up Pivetta(2starts) and Shields(2 starts Balt.+Det.) Thoughts? Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kelley: Thanks! Don’t touch Shields… Can lose Castillo for Pivetta

  28. Mookiewilson says:
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    Was offered Quintana for Ozuna. I need hitting more than pitching (this team also has Goldy, Rizzo, Puig and Bregman) but it seems like Quintana has shown more signs of life than Ozuna.

    Thanks!

  29. Mr. A Knife says:
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    20 teamer with XBH/OPS/holds/QS added roto 7×7 with 4-7 keepers per year. no round costs nor escalations
    C kraken
    1B c-sant
    2B lowrie
    SS treat urner
    3B longo
    OF (3) mallex, choo, fatt adams (1B)
    util (1) christ newhouse (town?) 3B
    BN cano (yahoo so for some asinine reason he can’t be DL’ed. apparently espn is now doing thiws claptrap as well, even though he’s on BOTH DL and suspended in real life,and since we can stash one type why they consider it the bad one….), pinder (2B/SS/OF)
    DL (5) braun, thames, mac will
    NA (2) vlad, big willie

    -SP (1250 max innings so i don’t need a ton of SP): mikolas, wood, hellickson, romero, stripling,
    -RP (2 RP, 3 P slots, 2 SP slots): norris, kela, knebel, leclerc, boxy and gsellman in a SP slot.
    DL (ryu, ray)
    and lyons on bench as i just obtained mac will and moved him into last DL.

    1. in this situation, hold cano or no?

    2. lyons supposedly back this week, with STL’s entire bullpen injured (bowman, gregerson, leone) or bad (holland, bowman, hicks getting VERY lucky no K’s lots of BB’s, throws hard but ball doesn’t move enough apparently or he’s getting the g.cole PIT b.s. treatment), and only brebbia/tuiavalalala actually deserving of leverage work lyons or leclerc, who has moved to TEX’s 8th, as awesome numbers (FIP 2.60) and should be kela’s handcuff.

    3. go back to j.field or leonys or hold pinder (field i just dropped, leonys somebody else did)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr. A Knife: 1. He’s not a keeper, lose him 2. Ok 3. Prolly go Leonys

      • Mr. A Knife says:
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        @Grey: so
        2. lyons or leclerc. another wrinkle i forgot about, might tip it to lyons, c.martin is back, even though leclerc’s been better than him, that doesn’t mean the manager acts like it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lyons

  30. JakeTPE says:
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    Hey Grey and fellow Razzballers,

    Man, this season is going by fast. It’ll be June soon. What gives?

    Somehow Cron was dropped in one league so I grabbed him. Now I have too many bats and Adams might be the odd man out. .205 and .766 OPS over the last two weeks. That Schmotato has cooled, so is he basically back to being the Adams we all know? Have other people benched him/moved on? Cron > Adams ROS?

    I’ll leave it at that. Thanks and have a good Monday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: I know, what’s up with that? Cron > Adams, for sure

  31. Joe Di Banger says:
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    Flaherty or Pivetta roto 5×5?

  32. JAL says:
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    12-team 5×5…I don’t know how much longer I can wait…the guy has a 48% hard hit rate but just,…sucks. Do I trade my Ozuna for his Keuchel? Or ride it out? I also have Rizzo so it’s been fun. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JAL: I’d want Ozuna

  33. Turd Ferguson says:
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    Great 105 mph stuff!

    Just moved my JD for Altuve. Did I sell high or blow it?

  34. Chris says:
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    Morning Grey,

    Keeper league, offering Trevor Bauer for Juan Soto. Crazy or is the kid worth it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Depends on league maybe, but I’d hold likely

  35. Presidential clown car is full says:
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    20 team. Give arenado Puig darvish. Get goldy severino Longoria. Thanks!

  36. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league

    Puig or Soto moving forward?

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @Chris: until we actually see him (soto)
      1. do well
      and
      2. get consistent playing time
      stick puig.

      but maybe in a 10 it doesn’t matter. in fact, in a 10 unless you just added puig since he’s hot you probably could’ve had better than him already.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: I’d try Soto

  37. Johnnyhobbes says:
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    Ian Happ or Teoscar Hernandez? Drafted Happ, Maddon drove me nuts then Happ lost his head but I found Hernandez in the process, is the reverse happening now? I’m keeping a bench spot warm with the San Fransisco Pimp, worth the stash? btw, I have also been watching the expanse…. pretty good story.

    • Johnnyhobbes says:
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      @Johnnyhobbes: also, you think Johan Carmargo is better than his numbers? worth keeping an eye after the Bautista experiment?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Johnnyhobbes: Johan’s garbage, but you can cyclops him

  38. Ozzie Smith says:
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    Flaherty looked good, damn good. Pulled the trigger in the 6th inning and dropped Luis Castillo for him, hopefully I don’t regret that but it’s a 10 h2h team league and there are plenty of good pitchers available.

    Cespedes was just dropped by a team needing to clear a spot, how’s everyone feeling about him the rest of the way? Would you roster him over Puig or Vladdy JR.?

  39. Ostyle15 says:
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    Excellent write up Grey!

    Seriously, whats going on with C. Hurdle!? *Shakes fist in fury*.

    Anyway, J.Harrison was dropped in my league. Has 3B eligibility, looking to make a move from Devers (also have Marte on the DL so Sbs would be nice), too soon? Thoughts?

    Also, held Mancini, but not too sure how much longer. Looking at M.Smith or Zobrist, but thinking meh

    6×6 (OBP instead of AVG) H2H 14 team league.

    Cervelli
    Cron
    Goldy (tears)
    Albies
    Devers
    Lindor
    Mazara
    Peralta
    Kemp
    Aguilar
    K.Davis
    Marte (DL)

    Thank you sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ostyle15: I’d want Devers over Harrison — those Mancini replacements are major meh

  40. Jake says:
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    1.) Drop K. Seager for J. Harrison?

    2.) J. Arrieta, Z. Godley, J. Flaherty, A. Heaney – top two?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jake: 1. No 2. Flaherty, Arrieta

  41. batflix says:
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    M.Olson
    B.Belt
    or J.Aguilar?

    12team OPS league

  42. Dave D says:
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    Grey, don’t try and take the crack out of my pipe. I see what you’re doing, toying with our brains. Listing J.D. right below J.D.! Are you trying to trick us? Don’t force me into mental gymnastics trying to disentangle my frayed synapses being all knotted like the hair around my pooch’s “hot spot.” Excuse me while I reminisce of how I owned a mediocre J.D. Martinez before his breakout, then he was later too popular for me as the fair skinned, red headed (Mesaroco-face?) step child. However, I decided to be ProActiv and buy me some J.D.D. in the FAAB for $3 and hope that I breakout in the NFBC. How am I going to win my league without a messiah?

    Seriously, though, I have been hording my NFBC FAAB $$$ and have easily the most of any owner. I might break the bank on a young buck. I think I’m leaning Guerrero over Soto if I pull the trigger, especially since there are no significant signs of life from Tatis, Senzel. So, at least I get a few games to see if the Nationals shot their load too early on brining Soto up after two weeks above A level. I do remember Trout flopping in his first go round. Judge too.

    This is your big audition for my team, “Not Mario” Soto…

  43. Cohen says:
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    Got Tepera, drop him for Fry for spec saves or hold

  44. mrm3711 says:
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    Got offered his Yu for my Morton, thought? I bought low on Yu on another team and think he’s going to be fine but would prefer to hold on Morton.

    • mrm3711 says:
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      @mrm3711: What about a counter built around Corbin instead of Morton? Might try that avenue as well. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mrm3711: Morton, Yu, Corbin is them ranked

      • mrm3711 says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • mrm3711 says:
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            @Grey: Hey Grey, not sure if you’re still reviewing comments, if not I’ll just ask tomorrow, but after a few counters I was offered his Cain Sugar for my Corbin. 12 team ESPN league with deep rosters, what do you think? Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d take Lorenzo

  45. Milarky says:
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    Morning Grey! Should I suffer through Kinsler for another week, or throw Josh Harrison in there?

  46. John says:
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    1) Lester for Taillon? H2H points, 5 player keeper. (scoring similar to DFS). Not buying Lester’s start at all but I feel like Taillon is not good enough return

    2) If no, who should I be targeting to receive back if I give up Lester? Weak at SP, OF, or 1B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: 1. Not buying either, guess try Taillon

      • John says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  47. Skeezix says:
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    Buxton or Kepler this week?

  48. Marti says:
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    Rank ROS jankowski Margot Williamson Nick Williams

  49. FrankGrimes says:
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    I’m benching Aushizz for first time in forever for Aguilar.
    Prolly means shizz will breakout!

  50. lwomack58 says:
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    J. Harrison or Nunez?
    Thank you

    • The Harrow says:
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      @lwomack58: with pedroia’s return shortly and nunez’s lack of steals this probably has to be harrison. even if we assumed he was a worse hitter he’ll leadoff, vs a guy hitting 7th. and soon his playing time will also go down. harrison will play everyday till injured again.

  51. GoJays says:
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    Please help me choose my pitchers for this week. I need to choose 4, and the matchups make it a bit tricky. Thanks!

    Kluber (HOU)
    Severino (LAA)
    Wacha (KC)
    Weaver (KC)
    Newcomb (@BOS)
    Snell (BOS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GoJays: Kluber (HOU)
      Severino (LAA)
      Wacha (KC)
      Weaver (KC)

  52. Milarky says:
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    I have no idea what’s going on with a few of my closers. Would you go with Brach or Knebel for the week?

  53. Ohtani Bonaduce says:
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    How come everyone calls you booger?

    *Shrugs shoulder with finger in nose* ” I dunno”.

  54. josh says:
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    Hi grey,

    Would you drop and of these so far big disappointments for Aguilar or O’Neill?

    Mancini
    Puig
    Buxton
    Yelich

    • The Harrow says:
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      @josh: yelich is currently on pace for probably exactly what he always had been. maybe 2 steals under said pace. the OBP, , OPS, AVG, HR’s, RBI + runs divided by at bats are all very in line with his past. i went and checked how close this is, and it’s basically identical to his last few years, outside of his higher 2016 OPS.

      • The Harrow says:
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        @The Harrow: and his BABIP has him hitting exactly 5 pts next to his AVG right now, so he’s looks like what he should there too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @josh: Mancini for Aguilar

      • Josh says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks both.

        One more – Swanson just hit waiver. Drop Semien for him?

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  55. DLev45 says:
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    12 team H2H 5×5.

    Ozuna and Schoop just hit the wire. Also out there are Olson ,Lamb, Healy, Villanueva, Teoscar.

    Best WW SP is Wacha.

    Here is what I’m working with:

    C – J.T. Realmuto
    1B – Rhys Hoskins
    2b – Whit Merrifield
    SS – Javier Baez
    3B – Justin Turner
    OF – Just Dong Martinez
    OF – Charlie Blackmon
    OF – Andrew Benintendi
    Utility – Mitch Haniger
    Utility – Rafael Devers
    Bench – Gleyber Torres
    Bench – Trey Mancini
    Bench – Byron Buxton

    SPs:
    Gerrit Cole
    Jake Junis
    Nick Pivetta
    Jack Flaherty
    Walker Buehler
    Sean Newcomb

    RPs:
    Wade Davis
    Felipe Vazquez
    Kelvin Herrera
    Keone Kela
    Hunter Strickland

    Are you attempting any moves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DLev45: Mancini for Ozuna

  56. Wilsonian says:
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    1) As a Cubs fan, I’m leery of Happ. But do I snag him over Soler, the former Cub who has lost his luster?

    2) I need to dump Neris – who do I pick up: Brach, Nate Jones, or Parker?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: 1. Yup 2. I’d take the gamble on Parker

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: thanks. Made the moves.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  57. Bob says:
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    Would you make this trade for Soto , Hicks is my only starter in package

    Hicks , Swanson , Lamb for Soto , Fullmer Ahmed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: I’d take just Soto in that trade

  58. Ralphy says:
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    Lewis Brinson or Austin Meadows on a minor league team?

  59. Worm Hole says:
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    I have number 1 waiver. Do I wait for Vladdy or claim Soto? Vladdy not available on Yahoo until he’s called up.

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @Worm Hole: i had this same dilemma a few years back, held a pretty high waiver all year for brinson (it eventually got to i think the #2), who never came up. but my team was too good in that season to have a draft pick that could’ve gotten him the season after. since he probably almost certainly WILL be up by september hold it. of course brinson was “supposed to” be up that year in september and wasn’t. TEX was more blocked that year than TOR is this one (morales as a starting DH isn’t looking too good these days). smoak bomb/vlad/son of donald could very easily share 3B/1B/DH.

      – vlad is a good amount ranked higher for prospect lists is what this comes down to, UNLESS you get screwed and vlad doesn’t come up this year. gotta think that’s an 8% or so chance though.

    • Grey

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      @Worm Hole: Think bird in a hand with Soto

  60. Jhohnnhy says:
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    John Hicks or Grandal?

  61. peacecoast says:
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    chapman, alonso, reynolds, villaneuva ROS? I have alonso.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peacecoast: Are you back? I’m on season 3 of Expanse — Chapman, Villa

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: Yes back since weekend. I didn’t know there was a Season 3, still on 2. Did you hear Syfy is dropping the show? Hope someone picks it up.

        So not an Alonso fan huh. Fuck.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          NOOOOOOOO It’s awesome! Ugh… Looks like it’s crazy expensive to produce tho — How was your trip?

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: Trip was fantastic! Ate and drank a lot. Saw all the sights. Took my daughter scuba diving, saw sharks.
            I just noticed you don’t seem to go on vaca ever in season? wtf. Cougs is an understanding lady.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              We’re going to Aspen over ASB for 2nd time in 3 years… Went to Seattle one ASB… Have you told your daughter yet that you’re adopting Grey?

              • peacecoast says:
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                @Grey: I have 2 daughters. They wouldn’t like your moustache.

                Do you ski? Or is that a dumb question considering.

                “The cancellation decision by Syfy is said to be linked to the nature of its agreement for the series, which only gives the cable network first-run linear rights in the U.S. That puts an extraordinary amount of emphasis on live, linear viewing, which is inherently challenging for sci-fi/genre series that tend to draw the lion’s share of their audiences from digital/streaming.”

                Most of us watch it on Prime lol. SO they bailed.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I love skiing, but haven’t gone in a while, are we all going?! That sucks on Expanse…Hopefully Netflix saves it..

  62. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi Grey, who would you start this week:

    Tyson Ross @ WAS, Quintana vs. SF, Luis Castillo vs. PIT

    Thanks

  63. Dan says:
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    Andújar, Matt Davidson, or Tyler O’Neill?

    5×5 standard Yahoo 12 team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: That order

  64. Synyster says:
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    Stripling, Gaviglio, or Liriano over Kyle Gibson in a 6×6 w/ QS? Or Hold?

    My pitching staff: deGrom, Ed-Rod, Newcomb, Wacha, Ohtani, Snell, Gibson, Taillon, Bauer, Norris, Chapman, Herrera.

    Thanks!

  65. Spring Blake says:
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    Hi Grey, yet another trade question for you….

    Currently rolling out marwin/tim anderson at SS (16 team h2h points)

    Have an interesting offer of my Lester+Walker Buehler for his Bogaerts and Jake Junis.

    My hitting is pretty good (JD Mart, springer, albies, bellinger) , but I’m worried about starting without those 2 (Cole, Arrieta, gray, Williams + bench/streams)

    Thanks as always!

      • Spring Blake says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  66. citizen5 says:
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    Pick One SP:
    QS > W
    Reynaldo @ DET (Fiers)
    Manaea vs. ARI (Corbin)

  67. JC says:
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    Pitch Pivetta at home vs Braves tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC: Yes

  68. Willy Mo says:
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    Very fair comment on Didi and good call but you also called JD Martinez a sell and hes been the best player in baseball since (JD hitting .343, you left it out of the recap) and obv no mention of JD’s stats since you reccod selling him, like the way you broke down Didi’s. Im being firm but fair. You love to take the W’s but seem to ignore the L’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Willy Mo: I’ve been saying JD is good when healthy… He’s stayed healthy once in 7 years, it’s an injury bet, not one on performance

      • Willy Mo says:
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        @Grey: Its not like anyone was expecting DiDi to hit 40 home runs. Anyways whats your thinking on Cahill for this week? I feel like hes enticing but gets crushed. Active seattle hiters have 9 ks and 7 bss vs him in like 80 at bats. Plus his last start vs boston only 1 strikeout. Coulda been rust but hes just not that good.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cahill is fine at home, if that’s where he is, MediOAKer

    • Better Call Limehouse says:
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      @Willy Mo: with the length of your 27 judge posts before the 2nd week of april it’s hard for anybody to ignore what you consider his “losses”.

      and jewdon hitting 35 pts above his expected AVG and not yet injured should actually HELP the selling of him for value. unless the DH’ing actually keeps him healthy, which would be nice. all those other years he had to actually play baseball, not anymore.

      -also, judge hitting 33 pts over expected (i wasn’t aware of this till just now actually), might want to sell high here too. july and those pesky HR derbies aren’t that far off. doubt he’s wise enough to sidestep that landmine at this stage of his career anyway.

      • Willy Mo says:
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        @Better Call Limehouse: or maybe just keep them and ride them to victory??

        Trading is not easy it’s not like you’re guaranteed to get a great return even if you get a good player. You can’t deny the production

        • Better Call Limehouse says:
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          @Willy Mo: well sure, except victory is what 16 or so weeks away (wow that sounds short, guess it is), so we don’t yet know what that would entail. well some of us seem to right, when we speak of “wins and losses” for buy/sells in week 9.

  69. Andy Dwyer says:
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    Should I trade away David Price for any of the guys below? If so, which one

    Mazara
    Gregory Polanco
    Hanley
    Kyle Seager

    Or is he worth more than any one of those guys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andy Dwyer: I’d take any, Seager safest, Mazara most upside, Hanley decent floor

  70. Slappy Jack says:
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    Do we start Pivetta today vs Altlanta ??
    My mind is telling me no….
    But MY BODY, MY BOOOODDYYY….

  71. Launch Angle says:
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    Standard 5×5 season-long roto league – R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG

    Should I trade away my Judge for JD Martinez?

  72. Feedback McGuillicutty says:
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    I wanted to mention, not that this is the right place for this type of thing, but I would put to good use an RP top 100 post similarly to the high quality top 100 RP post that has been coming out lately. I know it is probably not as common, but I struggle to find a source that regularly helps me value my holds guys and my closers in the same RP context.

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Feedback McGuillicutty: One of the problems with a top 100 RP list is that RP value can vary wildly depending on league rules – the same guy could be top 5 in a holds league and not even top 20 in a non-holds league. Throw in dynasty vs. redraft and other rule differences and it quickly becomes a quagmire to provide quality rankings on RPs.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        This is true

        • Feedback McGuillicutty says:
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          @Grey: I agree that is why it probably doesn’t really exist. I think a holds ranking is what I am really looking for. I see the closer depth charts and who the next in line is…but ranking the next in line is what would be helpful. Also trends. Who is gaining trust working in tough spots or falling out of favor. I just wanted to mention it because I don’t think anybody offers this and it could be something that makes razzball even more awesome…or I just need to get a swirly and STFU.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha, yeah, not sure, would be a question for Smokey

  73. Andy says:
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    I’ve got to stream my last SP in AL only league. Would you go with Sonny Gray vs LAA or Odorizzi at Sea. Streamonator leans toward Gray but I don’t know if I trust him vs the Angels. I need to avoid a 2.1 inning 7 ER type of game.

  74. Joe Beisbol says:
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    1. At 2B, would you rather deploy:

    A – The steady but unexciting ZOBRIST (srsly, how can a guy with that OBP, on the Cubs, still put up such low counting stats?)

    B – The previously putrid but slowly heating up CARPENTER; or

    C – The guy with the name that will lead us only to bad puns and nameplay when he cools off,
    GOODRUM?

    2. I have Machado, who is SS/3B eligible on Yahoo. Would you rather have Simmons at SS, or one of Chapman, Suarez, Rojas, or Villanueva at 3B?

    #nohatsforever

  75. Salami Pettrino says:
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    My starters are Severino, Tanaka, Morton, Wacha, Buehler, Flaherty and Pivetta. I was offered Domingo Santana for Pivetta. Would you accept that deal? I have Marte and need OF help, but don’t have anyone I can really drop.

  76. Lubes says:
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    Thanks for the write up!

    Been offered Bour and Brach for Mancini and Colome.
    Any thoughts? I’m leaning no only because I’ve been starting Mancini both at 1b and OF. Otherwise seems a wash, no?

  77. bigbear says:
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    Are we converting from MAdams to Jesus Aguilar?

  78. GonzoChicago says:
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    Typically I’d be trying to sell a guy like Soto before he plays, but with Corbin’s velocity waning lately and Soto’s crazy ceiling, would you move Corbin and someone like Buxton or Polanco to get Soto and a lower rated SP like Castillo/Fulmer/Roark/Quintana (if so, how would you rank those?)

    Thanks!

  79. ludicrousspeed15 says:
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    Would you agree w/ SON rankings?

    Bundy @ CHW 21.8
    Stewart vs COL 15.8
    Stripling vs SD 15.0
    Castillo vs PIT 7.0

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ludicrousspeed15: Not entirely there… I’d say Castillo, Stripling, Bundy

  80. JIM says:
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    Torres for either Reyes or Soto?
    Currently in a rebuild and a lengthy be able to acquire Tatis by end of season

  81. Clint says:
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    Hope all’s well Grey! Quick Query:

    12 team roto redraft league.

    Currently have 5 SP’s (Kershaw, Wacha, Gausman, Flaherty, & Richards) and basically a Frankenpitcher consisting of Ottavino, Betances, Miller, and closers Giles, Rodney, & Seranthony. I’m trailing heavily in pitching so would you drop part of the Frankenpitcher to grab a guy like Trevor Williams, Mengden, Velasquez, and/or Kyle Gibson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Sure, Gibson… Betances

  82. Andy says:
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    Johnny Fields or Matt Joyce for DH spot this week in deep AL only league?

  83. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Chapman or Villanueva?

    • Schmohawks Bob says:
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      @Schmohawks Bob: just saw your answer to a similar question so you don’t need to respond to this.

  84. jdred5 says:
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    Two Questions for 12 team 5×5 Roto:
    1) Use #1 Waiver on Kyle Seager if I already have Shaw and Moustakas?
    2) Harper was put on the block. Offer Goldschmidt? I have Abreu at CI and could move Moustakas there from Util.
    Thanks as always for the insight and humor!

  85. aardvark says:
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    Give Lowrie and maeda for Baez ?

  86. demRibbies says:
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    Keep 12 – 10 team H2H – 5×5 OPS instead of AVG, QS instead of W

    OF (start4) – Blackmon, Rhys, Acuna, Soto, Inciarte, Polanco, (AJP on DL)
    Other bats – Grandal, EE, JoRam, Rendon, Lindor, N.Cruz
    Arms – Greinke, Paxton, Snell, Manaea, Mikolas, Godley, L.Castillo

    Deal Blackmon $9 for Kluber $5

    Feel like my arms are a little weak in a 10 team QS and my other bats and remaining OF can get me by. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  87. Gotime says:
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    25 moves H2H weekly you dropping Folty / Jo-Ma (I know poor Jo-Ma getting no love) for Flaherty or hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  88. omar says:
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    8 team AL ONLY 5×5 Standard Roto: Which side?
    A: Bregman, Gallo, Junis, Lopez
    B: Dozier, Mancini, Happ, Cahill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman

  89. DonnieB says:
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    Matt Chapman or Pujols or Meadows at DH for week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chapman

  90. smegma says:
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    Altuve owner looking to sell in my h2h redraft points league. Offer my Merrifield/Puig or is that too much? Merri’s currently outscoring Altuve by about 20 points currently. I’d pick up a guy off ww to fill UT position.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not enough, imo, but try it

  91. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h OPS
    Catcher question!
    Drop James McCann to pick up Welington Castillo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  92. DonnieB says:
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    Mesoraco or Iannetta ROS? Got Chris now. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devin

  93. phil says:
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    Would you trade Donaldson for Alex Reyes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think you can get a bit more

  94. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Hello all

    great summary as always Grey..

    break out the cigars, just took a chance and traded hosmer to get goldscmidt i think he is going to bust out soon

    what do you think of dropping jay bruce for Soto or flaherty? or just wait awhile to see how it plays out?

    12 team H2H League;

    the rest of my roster
    Ramos, hosmer, dee Gordon, muchado, trea turner, cody bellinger Kris Bryant, Bryce harper; gleybor torees; Edwin emanciaon, jay bruce; starling marte

    Chris archer ; jack Flaherty; aaron nola, Paxton; alex wood; Edwin diaz, brad hand ; Madison bumgarner; sonny gray

    I was thinking of packaging another player and trying to get either chris sales; Arreita or maybe berrios.

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Like the trade! Yes, lose Bruce for Soto

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        @Grey:

        thx i picked up Soto ; luckily he was still there about a min before i picke up soto the guy who had howie kendrick dropped kendrick and picked up jesus augilar for some reason! guess he does’nt read razzball

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, nice!

  95. Matty says:
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    With a bullpen of Ziegler, Clippard and Jeffress (saves league) is it time for a swap to Jones and Parker on the wire?
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Ziegler and Jeffress

  96. demRibbies says:
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    If you had to cut one of these 2 in a keeper league who gets the boot? am trying to win now, just don’t know how much faith I can have in either, present or future.

    N.Cruz or Polanco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  97. prestige says:
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    Weekly lineups: Have to pick 1 of these 3 to start, 2 to bench:

    Wood home vs. Padres (but who knows with his injury if he will start?) $28.6 SON
    Strailly @Mets $-6 SON
    Corbin @A’s $2 SON

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Wood

  98. kilkennybrian says:
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    I’m in a bunch of 10 and 12 Team mixed roto leagues.

    I have shares of Anderson, Parker, Clippard, Fry, Dominguez, Givens (more for ratios too).

    How do you rank these guys ROS, and which are not ownable (if any)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re all ownable…

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        @Grey: Well, what I meant was “which of these would you not own in 10-12 team mixed leagues.”

        Also, ROS rank?

        Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dominguez, Parker, Clippard

  99. OaktownSteve says:
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    Went up like 15 points in the NFBC this week, Albrino. Coming for you. Had Flaherty, Reynaldo and Odoreater go yesterday….

    That said, I’m starting some super dodgy two starters this week. Hi Ian Kennedy.

    Was looking at your Tout league. Has tightened up a bit. And by the way, what the hell is up with that standings page? It looks like it was done on Lotus 1-2-3 in 1991. How are you feeling about Harper? He’s a pretty confounding player. If it weren’t an OBP league it would look a bit worse. The HRs have been ok. The counters are solid but you have to be a little disappointed. I can see why you turdburgered Jon Gray. He’s as pretty key piece on that team. We’re probably going to see a couple of weeks where Arenado goes bonkers coming up here soon.

    Oaktown Kids, man….Morton, Bauer, Snell and Flaherty. They stashed Bear Claw three weeks ago for a buck, too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado and Harper can both go bonkers, and have been pretty tepid…Hoskins has been ice cold… Braun hasn’t done anything (maybe won’t, maybe will)… I could move up 10+ points on offense alone… Need to hold the torso on pitching tho… If you’re counting on Reynaldo to have a sub-3.00 ERA and Flaherty to have a 18+ K/9 every start…well…hmm…I don’t know. Jon Gray’s the worst! You know what that Barraclough waiver claim means? Your kids would be better managers than Mattingly!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I’m not counting on Reynaldo. Just hoping to get him in the lineup only on the weeks when the regressions are busy with circuit parties and such elsewhere. Flaherty looks pretty good though. He kind of reminds me of Aaron Nola a bit.

        You know who’s been strangely awful is Rizzo.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Flaherty is no joke, agreed… But yesterday’s game was taking the ceiling off and flying a weather balloon to Mars with Elon Musk… I think Rizzo might be down in that Hosmer tier next preseason

  100. Big Ticket says:
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    How does the Soto call up impact Robles value in keeper leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t really, Robles replaces Taylor eventually

      • Better Call Limehouse says:
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        @Grey: good god that’s one sicko OF if harper resigns.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  101. ludicrousspeed15 says:
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    10T H2H
    Hold heaney or stream the spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  102. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Kiner-Falefa or Tony Kemp as injury replacement in AL only?

    Christian Vazquez or Stassi as second catcher in same league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kiner — Vazquez

  103. Pete says:
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    Points league – Need to drop one SP:

    Folty
    Pomeranz
    Godley

    Are these all borderline streamers ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom

  104. Gonzo says:
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    1. Made a sweet trade that will def be FML approved… sold Yelich and Price for Bryant and Yelich!

    2. Dropped the ball and didnt use my #1 waiver to claim Flaherty a week or two back. Do we see any of these guys as waiver-worthy pitchers making a ROS impact in 10tm 5×5 roto with 20 pickups left? Kingham, Eflin, Ryu

    • Gonzo says:
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      @Gonzo: Stripling out there too

    • Gonzo says:
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      @Gonzo: Also im dumb, should read Bryant and Pivetta LOL

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Even better!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You got Yelich on both sides, that’s amazing! (Likely just Bryant, which is a solid trade, nice!) 2. Meh

      • Gonzo says:
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        @Grey: Nice, that makes the Pivetta add just gravy on top B-)

        Thanks G!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, Gonzo!

    • Better Call Limehouse says:
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      @Gonzo: love how you can find somebody to think pivetta is the part of this that balances the bryant to yelich value gap. didn’t price just complain recently about his arm falling asleep or some other nerve issue.

      -(checked on that): oh it’s “only a mild case of carpel tunnel”. yeah, ok. that issue that keeps people from typing without debilitating pain difficult and rare is fine for a pitcher to have, mere months after he had elbow damage.

  105. ludicrousspeed15 says:
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    Taillon droppable in an 11 tm 5×5 roto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  106. Murph says:
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    Grey
    Cut Maikel Franco for Gyorko or John Hicks?
    Thanks my brotha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gyorko if you can platoon

    • Willy Mo says:
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      @Murph: hang onto franco this week. He crushes folty

  107. Used Butt Plug Salesman says:
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    I have been caging Bird on my DL. My current 1B is a mix of Hanley and Mancini. Would Bird be better than either of these two…who are only so so IMO (14 team dynasty league) or should I let him spread his wings and his vagina ankle elsewhere when he comes off the dl?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like Bird

  108. peacecoast says:
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    carpenter has 2B eligibility. Drop Odor for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  109. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    1. I’m catching Gattis (who will likely be losing DH time with JD Davis arriving. Drop him for Mesoraco or J McCann? Or drop totally since he’s essentially no value.

    3. I have no bench bat (albeit lots of defensive flexibility) and good SPs. Drop Tanaka for Aguila?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Meh 2. Hold

  110. southside dom says:
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    Rank the following for the short term: Brach, Clippard, Jones

    Also, sitting Newcomb @ BOS this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones, Brach… Sit Newcomb if you can

  111. Jubaka says:
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    C: Contreras
    1b: Votto
    2b: Adsrubel
    3b: Suarez
    Ss: Anderson
    Of: Yelich
    Of: Hoskins
    Of: Mazara
    Ut: teoscer
    Bench: Starlin Marte, Wil Myers, Lamb, Murphy, Gyorko.
    Sp: Syndaguard
    Sp: Corbin
    Rp: Giles
    Rp: Kela
    P: A Miller
    P: Peacock
    P: Snell
    Bench: Alex Reyes, Pivetta, Castillo, Junis.
    D.L Seager, and Britton.
    There is a few available players to chose from on waivers? Aguilar, Sam Gaviglio, edubray, Puig, Duval, Janikowski, Senzel, Villinueva, O Neal, Fry, Minter. Should i pick one of these guys up and drop any one on my roster? It’s a 11 team season long points league, with obp, and strikeout to walk ratio.. 6×6 categories. Keeper auction too. My team has just been so hurt and I spent my last $12 on Gyorko which was probrably stupid…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb, Murphy, Gyorko — for Edubray, Fry and Minter, don’t carry so many bench bats

      • Jubaka says:
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        @Grey: is there really a good chance they close because there is no holds and limited innings too.. about 1200 or 1300 innings.. I think it’s 1200.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They provide ratio help

      • Jubaka says:
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        @Grey: Myers and Marte are also probrably not coming back till June. Hopefully early June. I say that about Marte too because he doesn’t have a return date. And I keep in the back of my mind wil Myers maybe injured longer then we think or even get injured again when he gets back to the outfield.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

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

    Which stream do you like better tomorrow:

    Weaver v. KC ($24.5)
    Gausman @CWS ($18.8)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weaver

  113. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Happy Monday Grey,
    Well, I had to make room for a 4th OF in our Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League, and I was going between losing J. Gray, Folty and T. Williams. I was so close to dropping Gray, but then finally decided to drop Folty. I saw your comment about finally letting Gray go, so that didn;t excite me, but was it that bad?

    My other SPs are Stras, Bauer, Darvish, Wacha, Pivetta, Godley, Gray, Williams, Ray (DL), and Reyes (DL). I guess I could have lost Reyes, but I am pretty excited to see what he does.

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, not that bad…

      • Yankee My Wanky! says:
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        @Grey: Cool. Thanks. I also wasn’t too excited about Folty’s second start this week in Beantown. That could be a disaster with Mookie and JD pounding the hits out. Let’s see how he does against Pivetta today. I hope the Phillies mop him up so I feel better, because let’s face it, it’s all about me – HA!

        Thanks again Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup, no problem

  114. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, need to start one of these guys this week. who do you like?

    Caleb Smith – @nym
    G Richards – @tor
    K GIbson – vs det
    Ed Rod – vs atl

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gibson

  115. Matty says:
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    Does the collective we have any faith left in Castillo to turn it around? I’ve been expecting a Disgraceful List visit for weeks.

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Matty: CIN probably has nobody even half useful to replace him. plus he’s been significantly better (results wise anyway) in his 4 may starts compared to before.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m 50/50

  116. ctrengove says:
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    Grey,

    Trying to work out a trade for Alex Bregman in my 12-team points. I need a MIF and I’m trying to make room for VGJ.

    Is there a fair 2-for-Bregman scenario you see from my team? Maybe Schwarber + a SP?

    Thanks in advance!

    C [EMPTY]
    1B Anthony Rizzo
    2B Jed Lowrie
    3B Mike Moustakas
    SS Javy Baez
    MIF [EMPTY]
    CIF Anthony Rendon
    OF Giancarlo Stanton
    OF Rhys Hoskins
    OF Mitch Haniger
    OF Odubel Herrera
    OF Kyle Schwarber
    UTL Jesus Aguilar

    Bench Adam Jones

    SP Charlie Morton
    SP Sean Newcomb
    SP Blake Snell
    SP Walker Buehler
    SP Jose Berrios
    SP Masahiro Tanaka
    SP Gio Gonzalez
    SP Jose Quintana
    SP Chris Archer
    RP Sean Doolittle
    RP Adam Ottavino
    RP Brad Boxberger
    RP Alex Colome

    DL Paul DeJong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haniger/Schwarber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haniger/Tanaka?

      • ctrengove says:
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        @ctrengove: @Grey:

        Appreciate it, Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • ctrengove says:
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            @Grey:

            Archer/Schwarber for Bregman.

            Too much/too little?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds good to me

              • ctrengove says:
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                @Grey:

                Thanks, again. I’ll keep you posted. Surely you’re on pins & needles. :)

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

    • ctrengove says:
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      @ctrengove:

      The Bregman owner is fairly weak in SP.

  117. hankp says:
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    Grey
    Morton or Darvish ROS in a 5×5? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morton

  118. Cram It says:
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    Can we talk about Margot as being a huge buy low candidate? Dude isn’t this bad right. Somebody do some advanced batting analysis and get back to me. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, someone get on that!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oaktown?

        • Cram It says:
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          @Grey: *ping*

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ping him, not me!

            • Cram It says:
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              @Grey: I don’t know how to ping anyone!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I don’t even know what a ping is!

                • Cram It says:
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                  @Grey: You must, because I only learned the word through you! “I’ll ping Rudy” you would say. Oh wait, okay, I see what that means now.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Let’s ping everyone!

  119. AllThePrettyStantons says:
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    need some help streaming this week, can you please rank these guys for me for this week only in h2h points league, roster locks today. -1 for Ks. Thanks as always

    Teoscar Hernandez
    Hosmer
    Addison Russell
    Tim Anderson
    Scott Schebler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer, Schebler

      • AllThePrettyStantons says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks man. Puig or Schebler this week? forgot about Puig.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Puig

  120. Drop Tallion, t ross, flaherty, berrios, arrieta in a 10 team points league h2h weekly al/nl ….we have a 4 man bench and a DL spot…. so 5 spots to use to rotate offense or pitching and I have E Andrus, C Mart, Y Molina and Kh Davis all on the DL so I have 1 F’ing spot other than my starters. So after kh davis going down yesterday, i’m short a OF to start so I have to drop a pitcher or take a 0 in my line up cuz making a trade has been a bitch ( 2 for 1 to free up a spot ) which one of those guys would you drop so I can pick up a OF to play…. if I can’t get a trade through by 5pm? thx for the help man !!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

  121. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Kela or Parker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kela

  122. JP says:
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    How would you rank these bats: Puig, Josh Bell, Lamb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig, Lamb

  123. Nitro says:
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    10 Team HTH Keeper league:

    Goldy for K.. Tucker, Ozuna, and A Reyes?

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna side, it’s fair

  124. jason batteiger says:
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    WOW, notoriious DIDI was 1-54, man i had no idea as i own him nowhere at all. but WOW is that a hard way to get his season stat line back to normal. dem’s some extreme splits.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, totally

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @Grey: another thing, he’ll probably have to hit like no HR’s for another 4 weeks to catch up for his pace. it’s like some of those mccarthy lyrics from helter skelter.

        When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slide
        Where I stop and I turn and I go for a ride
        Till I get to the bottom and I see you (what my stats should look like) again
        Do, don’t you want me to love you
        I’m coming down fast but I’m miles above you (my projected pace)
        Tell me, tell me, tell me, come on tell me the answer (how many HR’s can’t i hit till the time of cancer)

        man
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XY4tBwKaSSY

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice!

  125. sabrnorm says:
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    H2H: Cervelli or Zunino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zunino

  126. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Would you go Austin Meadows over D Span until Marte returns?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  127. asdf says:
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    hey Grey

    in a 14 team h2h yahoo league i’m waiting for Daniel Murphy to come back, and playing random guys at 2B. should be able to get to the playoff without him. how confident are you in him when he comes back? should i try to get a top 10 2B?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try to get a top 10 2B

  128. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Grey

    I’m in a 12 team H2H cat league with balanced stats: HIT (R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG, OPS, XBH) PIT (W, CG, SV, K, GIDP, ERA, WHIP, QS). We’re allowed a max of 35 moves per year (no streaming) and the league is pretty competitive.

    I’ve lost a lot of Waiver guys to not pulling the trigger so I figured I’d get your opinion on my team and ask if you would swap anyone from the wire

    Wire
    HIT – E. Gattis, W. Castillo, J. Villar, C. Villanueva, J. Aguilar, J. Hicks, L. Morrison, B. Zobrist, A. Meadows, T. Austin,
    PIT – D. Duffy, K. Freeland, J. Lyles, V. Velasquez, C. Richard, D. Straily, R. Stripling,
    RP- A. Vizcaino (RP), K. Kela (RP), S. Greene (RP), B. Brach (RP), B. Ziegler(RP), N. Jones (RP)

    My Team:
    C – W. Ramos
    1B – P. Goldscmidt
    2B – B. Dozier
    3B – J. turner
    SS – T. Turner
    MI – X. Bogearts
    CI – A. Rizzo
    LF- N. Mazara
    CF – C. Blackmon
    RF – C. Yelich
    Util –M. Haniger
    BN – E. Suarez
    BN – T. Mancini
    BN – Nick Senzel (NA)

    SP – J. Paxton
    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – C. Carrasco
    RP – H. Strickland
    RP – W. Buehler
    P – J. Quintana
    P – N. Syndergaard
    BN – J. Junis
    BN – M .Kopech (NA)
    BN – L. Gohara
    DL – D. Salazar

    Thanks in advance bud !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kela over Salazar

      • MarvPesos

        Marv says:
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        @Grey: with Salazar on the DL, I’d need to drop an additional player to grab Kela (Salazar is free on my DL). Also, anyone on my squad you’d look to move off in trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure what you’re doing with Senzel, Kopech or Gohara…Would prolly lose Kopech first

  129. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Jankowskii or Mallex?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jank

  130. Ashtray says:
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    I’m in a 14 team keep 6 forever league that is geared more towards power.

    Are there any bats still in the minors that would potentially be kept in the first 6 rounds? Vlad/senzel/Eloy/calhoun are taken so I’m looking at guys like McMahon, adames, Stewart, Tucker, Riley, bichette, Gordon and Bauer’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  131. Ty says:
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    Can you rank
    Jon Gray, Chase Anderson, Junis, and Eflin?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do I have to? Junis, Gray, Elfin

      • Ty says:
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        @Grey:
        Haha! Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

        • Ty says:
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          @Ty:
          Lose Gray for R. Zimmerman?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Sure

  132. Johnny Be Good says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Would you drop RP Osuna for either Blake Parker or S Dominguez (i already have Clippard, dump him too?) ?

    And whats your thoughts on Dominguez closing for Phils soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think Parker gets more saves, Dominguez better for ratios…I’d drop Osuna for either

  133. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the hey,

    Are you going to watch Pivetta and Folty tonight????

    I’ve got Folty and SoN is meh on him (1.6), but I’m starting him. Good idea?

    Love yas!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I should!

      • sportivetricks says:
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        @Grey:

        Word. So whatcha think about starting Folty?

        Lurrrrrrrveya

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Where? @BOS? No way

  134. The Shoe says:
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    Happy Monday, Grey!

    A. How would you rank these relievers: Edubray, J. Fry, Clippard? I’m in a saves and holds league and I’d rather hold a dominant setup guy than a shaky closer. Also, how much of a chance does Fry have to take the closer role?

    B. How would you rank Wacha, Gibson, Clevinger? I’m starting to move from meh to positive on Wacha despite your recent warnings regarding his underlying stats (e.g. velocity). Where are you standing now?

    C. Any thoughts on Corbin’s most recent start?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. That order B. Wacha, Clevinger C. I said to sell him for last two weeks

      • The Shoe says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the insights. A follow-up on B and C. So where would rank Corbin vs Wacha, Clevinger, Gibson?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          First

  135. Steve says:
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    1. Pivetta or Jon Gray(gray on waivers)

    2. Puig or Bux ROS

    3. Bux or Moncada?

    4. Fav RP for ratios and occasional save chance: Archie, Oh, Hicks, Holland, Winkler

    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Pivetta 2. Puig 3. Moncada 4. Archie

  136. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good morning, Grey!

    SON absolutely loves Buehler today at home vs Colorado. No problem starting him?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem at all

  137. Bob's Your Uncle says:
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    I’m thinking of adding John Hicks (been better than my Wilson Ramos) and/or Alex Reyes (my DL spots are full) but I’ll need to drop somebody(ies) in my categories league.

    Hitters: Travis Jankowski, Miguel Sano, Jesus Aguilar, Wilson Ramos

    Pitchers: Miles Mikolas (low Ks), Luis Castillo (gamble)

    Anyone worth dropping for Hicks or Reyes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, over Ramos and Mikolas

      • Bob's Your Uncle says:
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        @Grey: Thanks :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, Uncle Bob

  138. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – trying to evaluate if a trade offer I just received is just plain crazy . . . or so crazy it actually works.

    In a 12 team redraft league (roto), I’m in 1st, with a strong lead that’s bouncing between 15 and 19 points. Somehow, that’s despite the fact that I drafted Goldy in the first round.

    I was offered Jose Martinez and Vlad Jr. for my Goldy + part of me is considering it.

    Looking at Goldy’s peripherals, it’s hard to see a reason to explain away his terrible first quarter. His .290 babip is lower than usual, but not insanely low + could be humidor-related. His K-rate is very high, which could mean he’s pressing, but who knows.

    Would you hold Goldy or say “F it!” and do the trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy side, it’s fair, but meh

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Yeah exactly my feeling. Fair with a high risk of me looking stupid in a couple months!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Osuna

  139. Nightmare says:
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    Hey greylord. Happy Monday. One of the worst weekends ever but hey let’s turn the corner and look ahead!

    1) Need to pick up a pitcher. Who’s the add?

    Mengden
    Richard
    Nova
    Gonzales
    Tropeano

    2) is that really your voice in those cartoons or someone else’s?

    3) Newcomb next start in Boston. Start/sit?

    4) only 2 episodes left! #Mericans!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      4. I can’t even! 1. Trop, but kinda none 2. It’s mine! 3. Sit

  140. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Grey, my team smells very bad in my 15 team keeper league – considering this year is shot, any reason I don’t deal Chapman to the 1st place team for Walker Buehler with a super late round ref?

    @Ralph Lifshitz, would be great to hear your thoughts as well.

    Thanks guys, keep up the good work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  141. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    king of the north’s gonna get his RF fairly soon in yahoo. can’t believe matheny is actually playing him THREE WHOLE DAYS IN A ROW! i don’t think he’s EVER done this with a prospect. he absolutely didn’t with oscar, and that dude was a consensus top, what, like 5 overall guy. maybe mozeliak has informed him that THIS year, if you stick to some silly stupid shit (like not playing o’neill, or not having norris close) AND miss the playoffs again, yr gone buddy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’m surprised too, wish I had him

  142. Steve says:
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    Deep league, who do you like for more upside and production this year: Glasnow or Soroka?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soroka

  143. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    unfortunately I need an NL SS from this lot in a pts league. Please help!

    Camargo, Galvis, Mercer, Rosario

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Amed

  144. Vrugg says:
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    In a 12 team 6×6 OPS & QS and received this trade offer:

    Give: Corbin Get: Chris Bellinger and one of Hamels, Arrietta, E.Rodriguez, Chatwood, F. Romero Or Ray (DL)

    Current Staff is: Carrasco, Wood, Buehler, Castillo, Snell, Newcomb, Weaver, and Darvish (DL)

    In what order should I go after the+1? I’d appreciate your take on the offer.

    Thanks in advance for the advice .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who’s Chris Bellinger?

      • Vrugg says:
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        My bad Cody Bellinger.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Take Bellinger

  145. Turd Ferguson says:
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    Now that Joey Bats is gone should I be stashing Austin Riley over my Nick Senzel? No timetable on either. Senzel with the more hyped prospect pedigree but Riley seems to have a clearer path now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  146. Small hands make my Cishek look bigger says:
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    Drop Manaea for Velasquez? I like Vince’s perfs better, and despite the better stadium I feel Manaea has been out-pitching his stuff. Is Vince breaking out, or am I going full on Joey Rickard with this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  147. Molina Bros BBQ says:
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    Great post Grey! Always enjoy them.

    12 team 5×5 OBP keeper 50 move limit league… I’m at 20 moves. 9 Ps, C,C,,1,2,3,SS,MI,CI, 5 OF, DH. 3 bench, 3 DL.

    I am only carrying 9 active Ps right now and 4 are relievers. Verlander, Porcello , Mikolas, Ed-Rod, Kingham (optioned to minors!), Doolittle, Strickland, N.Jones, Dominguez

    Feeling like I need to add an SP at the expense of Kingham ($5, keepable at $10 for next year), Dominguez (who I just picked up) or one of these bats: Senzel ($5, keepable at $10), Domingo ($6 keepable at $10), M.Taylor ($4, keepable at $9 and I need his SBs), Vlad JR ($5 keepable at $10)

    Available SPs: C.Anderson, M. Boyd, M. Minor, Caleb Smith, Shark, Chase Anderson, Teheran, Pom Pom, Faria, Mengden, Eflin, Tropeano

    Leaning towards holding for now or losing Domingo for Eflin… Just as Domingo gets semi regular playing time. Domingo’s peripherals look sketch to me though. You still buying the power this year? Argggg… decisions.

    Sorry for the long post!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keep how many? Is Senzel or Kingham really keepers? None of the available guys are that interesting tho, save your moves

      • Molina bros bbq says:
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        @Grey: can keep 5 to 10 players. Meh Senzel and Kingham are fliers I don’t have a lot of other keepers. Ed rod is $1 keepable at $6. Same for jimmy Nelson, Mikolas and Nate jones. Stanton at $29 keepable at $35, mTaylor at $4 keepable at $9 yuck… not a lot goin on there and I’m dead last in all offensive categories except steals. I know it’s early and things change but I’m trying to think about potential keepers as my team flounders.

        I agree those pitchers are meh.

        I’m 30 points off first how would u approach it? I’m gonna keep fighting but I’m all about hedging my bet.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Make a big move with a SP for a bat

  148. Autolycus says:
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    Want to pick up Soto…

    Drop Chris Taylor? Tim Anderson? Soler (really needing his avg help until the past few days)? Puig? or Osuna?

    Or hold?

    • Autolycus says:
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      @Autolycus: Context – 10 team keeper league, currently need AVG and RBIs

  149. BringDaRuckus says:
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    Stick with a slumping Peralta, or take a chance on Soto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take a chance

  150. The Great Knoche says:
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    Anyone needing power should grab Big Mac Willy. Sounds like over concussion. Homered in first rehab game and due back Friday if they keep him down for a few more rehab games.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

    • knucks says:
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      @The Great Knoche: And SF starts a series @Curss on Monday the 28th.

  151. JP says:
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    12 team HxH keeper league, would you send $1 Morton/$1 E. Rosario for $40 Springer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morton, pretty fair tho

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinda dependable on league and keepers

      • JP says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, unlimited keepers in this league

  152. Yes way Jose says:
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    Stanton for Nola?

    • Yes way Jose says:
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      @Yes way Jose:
      These are my SP’s:
      J.A. Happ Tor – SP
      Zack Greinke Ari – SP
      Trevor Williams Pit – SP,RP
      Tyler Skaggs LAA – SP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

      • Yes way Jose says:
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        @Grey:
        Sorry that I did’nt mention: 21 of 50 move done already, in a head to head 16 teams league.

        Still Stanton? I really need an SP

  153. Moon Shots says:
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    Wazzup Grey,

    10 team NL only…what do you think…

    My Ketel and Oneill for his Kingery and Souza.

    I feel like Kingery will adjust and have a strong second half, and while Souza might need another DL stint he seems like a good bet for strong play afterwards, while Oneill might not stick…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery side, fair

  154. Wonderlust says:
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    I’ve been offered DeGrom for my Abreu. My current staff consists of Scherzer,Thor,Severino,Grenke and Snell. Im thinking I don”t need him as much as I do Abreu. My 1st base guys are Votto,and Belt with guys near Belts numbers on the waiver wire. On the other hand adding DeGrom would basically free up me from needing to pick up anymore starters moving forward baring injury of course. What are your thoughts i’m tempted. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Abreu, it’s fair

  155. Joe says:
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    I’m currently riding out Hanley and Brantley for as long as I can, should I trade either now for anything I can? Or do you think Brantley can maintain?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d ride them out

  156. fleeced says:
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    I want to swap out Mancini in a redraft league

    Should I pick up Josh Harrison, Tyler Austin, Greg Bird, or Guerrero Jr?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vlad

  157. chris pierce says:
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    10 team keeper 5×5 OBP

    Grey, drop Goodrum, Braun DeJong for Happ, Aguilar, Domingo and Bour

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeJong…Aguilar

  158. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    White Sox signed Michael Saunders to a minor league contract. What’s with these rebuilding teams clogging up the pipeline with bland vets? It’s ALMOST like they don’t have a plan.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, seriously

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: Haha! Now there are reports that the Mets are “showing interest” in Joey Bats to play the outfield. If true, it’s like they hate Nimmo. Yet they won’t trade him. Must be so frustrating to be rookies in organizations like the Mets, Rockies, Detroit and Tampa. You can make your peace with playing behind superstars who are blocking your path. But when your team is beating the bushes for any jabroni with a pulse to block you, that’s gotta be a tad soul crushing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mets fans should abandon the franchise if they sign Joey Bats

          • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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            @Grey: Absolutely. Signing him would be a sure sign the franchise is rudderless. I grew up in a Mets household. Mets’ fans set the bar so low every year, that even if management would just do the bare minimum it would still please us. Yet they somehow always fall short.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Part of my family loved the Mets, so half Mets family… I went to more Mets games as a kid than Yanks, actually… Easier to get to…

              • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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                @Grey: Yeah, Shea was a beautiful little stadium. Lots of charm. Citi field was built well. Love the Jackie Robinson rotunda. The food and amenities are great. But Shea had an indefinable warmth. Citi does not.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Never been to Citi, used to go to Shea a good 10 times a year tho in the 80s

  159. Wonderlust says:
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    I’ve been offered DeGrom for my Abreu. My current staff consists of Scherzer,Thor,Severino,Grenke and Snell. Im thinking I don”t need him as much as I do Abreu. My 1st base guys are Votto,and Belt with guys near Belts numbers on the waiver wire. On the other hand adding DeGrom would basically free up me from needing to pick up anymore starters moving forward baring injury of course. What are your thoughts i’m tempted. Thanks bud

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Abreu, hold

  160. Jack says:
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    Goodrum or Harrison?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harrison

  161. J-FOH says:
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    Hey Culligan Man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flukazy!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: One Guido to another: “how did Joey get Teresa, he’s got no job and his 88 IROC hasn’t been painted since the 90’s”
        “hey yo, what are you stupid?….He’s a flukazy”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s got divine inattention!

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @J-FOH: $20 Bill in the wash.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  162. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello again Grey,
    Add one of Maeda, C. Anderson or Gibson over J. Gray in our Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League?

    By the way, I had bid on and “successfully” landed Peralta last week, but thankfully it was during the week, so I was able to drop him before the start of this week. It cost me $6 out of $100 budget, but oh well.

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gibson — No problem

  163. dave anchovies says:
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    hey hey hey

    in a 10 team h2h that counts hits, runs, ribbies, hrs, sb’s and avg.

    lose dj lemahieu (or devers) for any of the following:

    j.schoop
    josh harrison
    brandon crawford
    aaron hicks
    m. semien
    or a well needed streamer pitcher

    thanks, as always, for your sage advice!
    -dave

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are you playing a man down with DJ DL’d?

      • dave anchovies says:
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        @Grey:

        yes, but i have Didi at the end of the bench to take his place ::shudder::

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, just play Didi

          • dave anchovies says:
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            @Grey:

            thank you, g-man.

            ps
            theres a hybrid sports/i just wanna get drunk bar up the street a few miles named Grays Place. Big huge neon sign in the strip mall the bar bookends. i always think of razzballin’ when i pass it. i gotta a pic soon.

            -dave

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, you better!

  164. Jacks says:
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    Would u drop blah D Peralta to take a flier on Tyler O’Neill?

    • jacks says:
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      @Jacks: Or Austin Meadows?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        O’Neill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  165. Charles Varon says:
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    Grey,

    6×5, 10 team h2h, including ops. Is Ozuna a buy low? I was thinking so until I saw these stats. His ground ball rates have gone up and his flyball and hr/fb rates have gone down. Thoughts? Would you buy low on him or do you think he’s trending in the wrong direction?

    2016: line drive 19.5%; ground ball 43.9%, flyball 36.5%, hr/fb 14.1%
    2017: line drive 19.3%; ground ball 47.1%, flyball 33.5%, hr/fb 23.4%
    2018: line drive 21.3%; ground ball 48.4%, flyball 30.3%, hr/fb 8.1%

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he looks like a mess, but two months does not make a career, so he can turn it around, but yeah stats aren’t great

      • Charles Varon says:
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        @Grey:

        Not that it matters, but I’m rostering Goldschmidt so my patience with non-performing players is a bit thin. But would you buy low on Ozuna? Just want to make sure before I trade for him. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d buy him if the price was right

  166. Darek says:
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    I have Corey Seager in a keep 10 keeper league. I’m currently in first place. Been struggling to find a suitable SSreplacement. Put him on the block looking for a SS from a rebuilding team. Have an offer for Baez for him. Take it? Baez is probably what- a 5th rounder or so next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Baez

  167. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    JUAN! SOTO!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      An absolute bomb

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: My only hope is that after that HR, Ralph’s case of priapism is deemed treatable..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

        • Dave D says:
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          It’s not just Ralph. But I’d watch your Yard Goats nonetheless…

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: first pitch of ab, 108 mph off the bat, oppo taco to the Pads bullpen.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yup, I watched

        • Fred Garvin MP says:
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          @Grey: Probably the only bad thing about owning Soto, to this point, is having to put up with the inanities of Bob Carpenter and FP Santangelo when watching his AB’s.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            HA

  168. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    SOTO! First hit home run. Just how I drew it up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup!

  169. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? I missed out on the Juan Soto pickup as I didn’t put enough on my waiver wire bid to get him, however I picked up O’Neill at the expense of Swanson (i.e., I moved Happ from the OF to my MI position). What do you think of the move in general?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like it!

  170. Play Ball says:
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    Would you drop Semien for Soto in a standard, 5×5 re-draft roto league?

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Play Ball: Absolutely…next question.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  171. hankp says:
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    Grey – Would you hold Heaney in a 14 team 5×5, or stream that slot? Thanks!

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @hankp: In a 14-team league? Hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can hold

  172. Crime Dog says:
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    Why does Dave Roberts feel the need to bench his hottest hitters all the time? I swear no one that I don’t know personally annoys me more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously

  173. Brett says:
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    So when is Torres moving up the line up. Dude gets on base should be batting 1st or 2nd. Seriously how can they keep batting Gardner 1st. Am I off base

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Should’ve happened already

  174. Dave D says:
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    422 foot bomb on 1st pitch seen in MLB? Ok, I’m sold. I will have winning bid in my NFBC this week. That simple. I got $822, next guy only has $714. I bid $715. Like Jeopardy in reverse.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice!

    • Crime Dog says:
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      @Dave D: devious

    • Crime Dog says:
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      @Dave D: devious

  175. Brett says:
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    Grey

    Can you rank Allen Wade Davis and Giles

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  176. ozzie albies' helmet says:
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    Who are the 2 best stashes in a keeper league between David Dahl, Manny Margot, and Lewis Brinson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl, Margot

  177. Robert says:
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    Do you think Flaherty stays up with Reyes announced going to the rotation, Martinez due back soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, John Gant is out

  178. Cohen says:
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    Grey, i have two comments
    1. As usual u were so right about Machado!!
    2. I love Tyler O’Neill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yup 2. Yes!

  179. Peter Rabbit says:
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    Mikolas is on waivers. put in a claim for him and drop anyone? I was thinking to drop gausman and or jake lamb. . Chase Anderson is still on the DL , so I would have to drop 2 guys. Here’s my roster
    c – ramos
    1b – votto
    2b schoop
    3b – rendon
    ss – bogaerts
    of – jd martinez
    of – merrifield
    of – cain
    util – encarcion
    util – bregman
    bench – gallo, inciarte, soto, lamb, odor, haniger, olsen
    sp – nola, pivetta, newcomb, flaherty, godley, gausman, roark, castillo, sale, bauer, c-mart, cueto, chase anderson

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Gausman

  180. Brett says:
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    Would you give up Moncada for Berrios? Or can I do better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  181. Mex says:
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    AL only Auction, 10 team, can extend contracts for $5/year starting in year 3. Some guy is shopping Vlad Jr. I’m close to being out of it and he is making a run at the money.

    Do I offer my Verlander(in last year of contract) for his Vladdie($1, first year). Is it close?

    And don’t know if your were serious about the La Croix, but a colleague turned me onto them a few months back. been digging them ever since(except for the cocunut, yuch. not my thing)

    • Al KOHOLIC says:
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      @Mex: yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with AL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, and coconut is awful… The rest are amazing!

      • Mex says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. I’ve got to decide whether or not to pack it in this early.

        I’ve always been a lemon-lime guy drink wise, but I’ve been bingeing on Grapefruit lately.

  182. Play Ball says:
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    Ok…I picked up Soto and I have an offer of Carlos Correa for Soto and Pollock?

    I’m in a standard, season-long roto league.

    My current SS is Bregman who I can move to UTIL with Abreu. Pollock isn’t expected to come back until around 7/1. My OF already consist of Trout, Judge, Springer and Rosario.

    Would it be a good move for me to trade Soto and Pollock to get Correa?

    • Play Ball says:
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      Or would you trade Bregman and Pollock instead of Soto and Pollock for Correa instead?

  183. Brett says:
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    Would you trade Chris Taylor for Louis Castillo? Qs league

  184. surfer dude says:
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    Hello Grey, 10 tm h2h pts, who’s the odd man out Baez, Torres, or Dozier for ROS – thanks!

  185. kilkennybrian says:
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    Hosmer and Bauer for Albies? I really need a MI in deep 12 Team roto

    • kilkennybrian says:
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      @kilkennybrian: Actually would you rather have Albies and Belt or Bauer and Abreu

  186. Cloudtown says:
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    Grey!

    Grab O’Neill over Teoscar, Conforto? 10 team 7×7 keeper.

    Thanks!

  187. Launch Angle says:
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    Would you replace Bregman or Eddie Rosario for either Soto or Tyler O’Nell…who went yard again today and plated four more.

    I’m in a standards season-long roto league.

  188. FrankGrimes says:
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    Mikolas!

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @FrankGrimes:
      And the muncy batty call!

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @FrankGrimes:

      I don’t know if it’s the FOX Ad But
      everytime I click over here to peruse
      It pauses my damn MLB.tv on iPad!

  189. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Best bet to be getting saves in September? Please rank:

    Britton, Jones, Ziegler, Parker. Thank you

      • DodgerWindowClosed says:
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        @FrankGrimes:

        Why post such a dumb answer. Those are my choices. No one cares what you think.

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          @DodgerWindowClosed:

          Don’t think it’s quite so dumb.
          First of all sagnof.
          Second you ask about predicting closers FOUR months from now?
          Third they all suck or on sucky teams.
          Britton could be traded IF he comes back healthy yet most playoff teams don’t need a closer (barring injury).
          Jones has been shaky and currently in a committee on a team who might win 60 games.
          Ziegler is dog shit.
          And who knows what the sociopath will do with that horrible pen.

          Have a cool summer!
          -Grimey

  190. Bronxbomber says:
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    6×6 h2h non keeper league

    Would your trade my Alex Reyes for his Soto. I have a lot of pitching and could use a OF.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @royce!:

      HAHAHA

  191. WhoDat says:
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    Would anyone drop Braun for Puig?

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