Kelvin Herrera was traded to the Nationals, and immediately lost his fantasy value — from a total geek to totally chic back to Game of Thrones’ Reek.  From a SAGNOF hero to a SAGNOF zero.  From sneaky fantasy value status to king status to no status.  Okay, enough of the bastardized Can’t Buy Me Love quotes.  Though, he did go from a Cindy Mancini to Amanda Peterson’s current status.  RIP.  I’ll see you in the ever after because I still dream you’re on the back of my lawnmower, wearing my cowboy hat.  Now, the constitutional monarchy Royals, who need pardon power to excuse their sorry team, have an opening at the top of their bullpen.  *Looks at Royals’ depth chart*  I just vomited into my mouth, then spit said vomit on the sidewalk and the vomit formed the word, “Blech.”  Yo, my vomit can spell!  I grabbed Brandon Maurer, but right as I was doing that I regretted it with every bone in my body.  Even the sexy bones.  Kevin McCarthy could also be the answer to who is the Royals’ closer.  He might also be the answer to, ‘What name do you think is Macaulay Culkin’s name in Home Alone when you can’t remember his character’s actual name?”  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Juan Soto – 3-for-6 and his 6th homer, which is actually his 1st homer, because this game was a continuation of a game that started on May 15th, which was before he was called up, so, basically, he’s a time traveler.

Erick Fedde – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.63.  Fedde WOP!

Sonny Gray – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.89.  He scarred me so badly I legit don’t even care what he does anymore.  I’m not sure I can ever go back in on Gray.  Thankful for the different name spelling because I enjoy picking my butt.

Aaron Hicks – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Gardner is sidelined, but you don’t need the hedges here, Hicks is a hot schmotato.

Giancarlo Stanton – 4-for-5, 2 RBIs, hitting .254.  A positive Giancarlo update and he didn’t homer?  It’s like getting a Buttery Nipple shot off Giancarlo’s chest.

Hector Neris – Demoted to Triple-A.  *tries not to laugh, exploding*  BLAHAHAHA!!!  Are you kidding?  I’m not saying Neris is good, but Kapler used him as the Phils closer as of this weekend.  What a jizzoke.  Seranthony Dominguez should be owned, either way.  Yesterday, Victor Arano tried for the save (and failed), but Dominguez had worked the two previous days.  Of course, with Kapler, the only thing clearcut are his abs.

Nick Pivetta – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 4.08.  You get why I keep telling everyone to hold Pivetta?  Doode’s got flame decals on his heart.  I get the ERA doesn’t look that pretty, but he’s pitching about as well as a top 25 starter.  You need to fall backwards and let Grey catch you (if you weigh under 55 pounds).

Odubel Herrera – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, and his 3rd homer in his last four games.  ODB, live and uncut, styles unbreakable, shatterproof!

Miles Mikolas – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 2.69.  Yo, the Regression Fairies make me cry.  I’m like, “Hey, Regression Fairies, can’t we all get along and just RuPaul’s Drag Race and chill and they’re like, ‘I’m gonna Mola Ram your heart out of your chest.'”

Matt Carpenter – 2-for-5 and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, hitting .235.  This Carpenter doesn’t even need a day of rest.

Yadier Molina – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .273.  Bunch of people asking to drop Molina, maybe this will quiet your busy mind.  My fantasy advice is your Calgon.

Tommy Pham – 1-for-5 and his 11th homer, hitting .269.  Has one of the most yawnstipating twelve-game hitting streaks, with one hit in each of the last ten games, coming off a month of May when he hit .195.  Now until mid-July will be a very telling time for Pham.  Is he our Brother Rob or Disco Bob?

Caleb Smith – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.91.  Ugh, this guy’s name is spraypainted on my ulcer.  It was the Giants, doode!  Their third hitter is Andrew McCutchen like it’s 2013 and we’re all talking about those randon people doing a Harlem Shake.

Andrew Suarez – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.70.  One of the Stream-o-Nator‘s faves this week, and when you get the Marlins and the Padres in one week, your fortune cookie reads,”Person who uses Stream-o-Nator gets less indigestion than Trader Joe’s gyoza.”

Pablo Sandoval – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .271.  A Sandoval is what aliens call an hourglass and Sandoval’s hourglass figure has expired, but the sands of time never stop unless you turn it over.  That shizz is deep (if you don’t consider it for too long).

Hunter Strickland – 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 2.84.  Gritted teeth.  Not now, Strickland.  Hot-breath, close-talker Mark Melancon is breathing down your neck.

Shin-Soo Choo – 2-for-2, 2 runs and a homer, hitting .279.  Also, in this game, Adrian Beltre (1-for-5, 3 RBIs, hitting .322) homered.  Can you guess how many homers each player has?  I bet you can’t get within three of either.  No free trip to Acapulco for you!  No jacuzzi!  No Showcase Showdown!  Choo has 13 homers; Beltre has 3.

Ian Kennedy – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.31.  Never trust a Kennedy near anything associated with Texas.

Bartolo Colon – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 4.91.  This start was vs. the Royals, which obviously was very distracting for Bartolo who kept asking, “Royals with cheese?”

Jhoulys Chacin – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.18.  If Yo-Lease is retractable, let it out, because his peripherals are hot garbage under your Grandma’s butt on a plastic-covered couch.

Trevor Williams – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners (1 hit), 7 Ks, ERA at 4.00.  I’ve been moving people off Williams for a while now.  He was a sleeper, yes, but even there I said he was more for deeper leagues.  In shallower leagues, I’d use the Stream-o-Nator for him, which rarely likes him.

Gerrit Cole – 7 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners (5 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA up to 2.59.  Like a person who has an “I’m With Her” sticker on their Prius, I hate Cole.

Kevin Kiermaier – Aiming to return today, which puts him on pace to return to the DL around July 8th with three day-to-day situations between now and then.

Wilson Ramos – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .288.  The Rays’ lineup has gotten to the point where Ramos is hitting third, and it actually makes sense.  By the by, Curtis Jackson Cron (0-for-4, hitting .237) is a historic slump.  I blame The Sciosciapath for sending him a Rally Monkey with its head cut off.  A stuffed animal!  Take it easy, PETA!

Sergio Romo – 1/3 IP, 2 ER and the blown save.  When is SAGNOF so faceless that it no longer matters.  Damn that’s deep like some Wu lyrics.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Au Shizz!

Ketel Marte – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer, hitting near-.325 in the last week.  I’ve been rocking Ketel all year in one league (it’s a bit deep), but he’s making a case for shallower league attention.  Throw up that schmotato Bat Signal.

Kole Calhoun – 2-for-3, 1 run as he was activated from the DL.  You knew he’d be back at some point, because he’s a ginger and you can’t ever get rid of them.

Jaime Barria – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.57.  How do you pronounce his first name?  Hi-me?  Make it Bye-him.  If Siri’s reading the post to you, that’s not B-U-Y-him.  Also, read your own damn words.

Albert Pujols – 1-for-5 and his 12th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Fun fact!  He used to date Clara Peller in high school.

Justin Upton – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, and nearly hit a 2nd homer that was robbed by Dyson, The Human Vacuum.

Wilmer Flores – 1-for-5 and his 4th homer.  And a great batty call for yours truly!  Wait, Wilmer, why are you crying?  A batty call doesn’t need to be a one-night thing, I’ll call on you again, especially if Coors is involved.

Brandon Nimmo – 4-for-6, 4 RBIs and his 11th and 12th homer, and three homers in the last two games.  Finding Nimmo in Coors is fun for all ages!

Jay Bruce – Scratched from Monday’s lineup because the Mets can’t cut him, so they’re scratching him.

Jacob deGrom – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.51.  DeGrom better be careful how well he pitches in Coors.  He doesn’t want the 180 reversal of joy to sorrow like, “You’ve been traded…” “YES!” “…to the Rockies.”

Dylan Covey – 5 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners (5 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 2.90.  About time Dylan Covey started pitching like Dylan effin Covey!  Now go back to eating D’s.

Matt Davidson – 2-for-4 and his 13th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  I’m kicking myself because I didn’t mention him yesterday.  I saw he homered on Sunday and I know he’s the type to hit a few homers in a few games, so hopefully you can grab him if you need a quick shot of power.

Carlos Carrasco – X-rays on his elbow are clean.  Sounds like he went to a Greek doctor who used Windex.

Jason Kipnis – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .207.  Bruce Willis is starring as Kipnis in the movie, Spring Training Narratives Die Hard!

Trevor Bauer – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.50.  The greatest call in the history of 2018 was when I ranked Bauer 100 picks before every other ‘pert.  The champ is here! *walks into locked door*  Why is this door locked?!  I was reenacting Will Smith’s iconic portrayal of Muhammad Ali!

   
  1. Scott says:
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    Sano or joc Pederson ros, obp league? Sano can’t be down for longer than right after the All Star break right? I can’t carry both of these guys b/c joc doesn’t play every day. Thanks

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Scott: he’s mentioned before that he thinks sano might be gone till like september or something. training camp didn’t help his fat nor his discipline to get his hitting right, it’ll take more than a few weeks in the minors. they’re fed up with him. this isn’t like the ozuna situation from a few years ago (or at least grey doesn’t think it is)

    • bigbear says:
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      @Scott: What else you got on the waivers?

  2. Savoy Special says:
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    I chose Dereck Rodriguez for my 2 start streamer for this week.

    I almost took Suarez, Covey, Tyler Anderson, Chacin.

    Praying I didn’t just cut the wrong wire trying to “defuse the streaming bomb” cuz I wish I took Suarez now.

      • Savoy Special says:
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        @Grey: yup! this is a cruel cruel game we play. We’ll find out today how D-Rod does.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally

  3. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    i’m fine with kelvin to WAS EXCEPT in my AL only league where it’s holds and saves sold separately. mccarthy was nabbed by somebody else within minutes. for some reason romo wasn’t owned so i dropped trivino for romo, giving me
    romo, brach, j.anderson, kelvin (we don’t lose the stats IF the guy is traded midseason, BUT if we drop the player when moved to NL nobody can then add them). for now should i hold brach or grab o’day, assuming britton goes later? givens is already owned.

  4. Michael Gaughan says:
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    Just awesome …

    Carlos Carrasco – X-rays on his elbow are clean. Sounds like he went to a Greek doctor who used Windex.

  5. I have a Hick as a catcher whom plays for Detroit. I like his country ass but going forward idk ya know would these fiesty mfers be better….
    Tom Murphy
    John Ryan Murph
    Sean Murphy… any chance these are the Olsen Twins with an extra chromsome or clone?
    And Yan Gomes, the yawning installer
    Im so confused who do you like Gracious

  6. Bas says:
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    Sir Grey,

    As a friend of SAGNOF I keep telling myself this : ” OK, I have the opportunity to pick up Mauer and McCarthy but I just can not get myself to press the add button. Way to much stress with those guys.”

    Best,
    Bas from Holland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bas: I know, I regretted grabbing Maurer as soon as I did

  7. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Pivetta or Heaney?

  8. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Do you like jurickson profar over Max muncey or joc pederson ROS? Or hold? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sandman: Can try him over Joc

  9. Prog_Nation says:
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    Thanks for the write-up Grey.

    Now that Kelvin has joined Dr. Doolittle and the Nats, will need another closer for saves. From my Free Agency market, which do you pick up?

    1)Boxberger
    2) Britton
    3) Barraclough
    4) Melancon
    5) Joe Jimemez

      • Prog_Nation says:
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        @Grey: thanks. Followup, who to drop in saves/holds category. The aforementioned Herrera, Will Harris, or Colome?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Colome

  10. Crazy J says:
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    Haha, all hail The Trevor! Talk bad about Schoop, please!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Crazy J: He deserves some malcontent

  11. Tony C says:
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    The reference to Jaime was hilarious! Thanks for the laughs everyday. The following pitchers I figure you will tell me are streamers but in a vacuum if you had to own 2 for the next month or so who would they be among Caleb Smith, Anibel Sanchez, Wade Leblanc, Marco Estrada, Ivan Guerra, Frankie Montas and Chase Anderson. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Thanks! Guerra, LeBlanc

  12. Ozzie Smith says:
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    Are we streaming V V vs. the Cards tonight? He pitched well against them several weeks ago and if Pivetta HD 13 k’s last night we may just see 20 tonight.

    10 team H2H redraft league, I’m running away with my division so already thinking about things for the playoffs, I’ve got a bit of a log jam in my outfield/U, who are the two odd men out? Thanks as always buddy!

    Brantley
    Bellinger
    Mazara
    Soto
    Muncy
    Nimmo
    Acuna

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ozzie Smith: Nah, I can’t mess with VV — Mazara, Muncy

  13. Dave Funnell says:
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    Good stuff as always.

    I’m currently in 1st and I have prospects to spare. Many rebuilding owners want my Vlad. One owner in particular has offered me a ton in the past but I’ve said no. I’m thinking of sending him this deal:

    I give Vlad, Mazara, Price, Healy
    I get E. Rosario, Albies, Schebler, J. Harrison

    Am I asking for too much? I turned down oft-injured Strasburg and Donaldson for Vlad. Given the contracts involved in this deal I’m thinking of proposing, the return seems affordable and should help me win this year. Pts keeper.

  14. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Nice write-up, better than my first bucket of KFC, or was it the barrel? Did they even have the barrel in 1976? Ah!

    a. Ever since your reference to “411 Directory Assistance, how may I help you?” from last week (‘Member), I can’t get this song out of my head.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ON56AKnqbog

    Thanks a lot!

    b. Tell me it gets better after Chad Green and Strickland implosions on the same night! No? Well at least tell me that it won’t happen again in 2018. No? Damn, you are a meanie Mr Grinch.

    c. Mark Twain quote of the day for June 19

    Old Man: The ant discriminates between friend and stranger. Sir John Lubbock took ants from two different nests, made them drunk with whiskey and laid them, unconscious, by one of the nests, near some water. Ants from the nest came and examined and discussed these disgraced creatures, then carried their friends home and threw the strangers overboard. Sir John repeated the experiment a number of times. For a time the sober ants did as they had done at first–carried their friends home and threw the strangers overboard. But finally they lost patience, seeing that their reformatory efforts went for nothing, and threw both friends and strangers overboard. Come–is this instinct, or is it thoughtful and intelligent discussion of a thing new–absolutely new–to their experience; with a verdict arrived at, sentence passed, and judgment executed? Is it instinct?–thought petrified by ages of habit–or
    isn’t it brand-new thought, inspired by the new occasion, the new circumstances?

    Young Man: I have to concede it. It was not a result of habit; it has all the look of reflection, thought, putting this and that together, as you phrase it. I believe it was thought.

    Old Man: I will give you another instance of thought. Franklin had a cup of sugar on a table in his room. The ants got at it. He tried several preventives; and ants rose superior to them. Finally he contrived one which shut off access–probably set the table’s legs in pans of water,
    or drew a circle of tar around the cup, I don’t remember. At any rate, he watched to see what they would do. They tried various schemes–failures, every one. The ants were badly puzzled. Finally they held a consultation, discussed the problem, arrived at a decision–and this time they beat that great philosopher. They formed in procession, cross the floor, climbed the wall, marched across the ceiling to a point just over the cup, then one by one they let go and fell down into it! Was that instinct–thought petrified by ages of inherited habit?

    Young Man: No, I don’t believe it was. I believe it was a newly reasoned scheme to meet a new emergency.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Well, don’t put it in my head! B. Ha, I know, ugh C. Awesome!

  15. wass says:
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    Traded Kelvin literally two hours before he was traded to the Nats! Received Soto, Musgrave and Cody Allen for Arrieta, Herrera, Heaney. Good deal for me or did I undervalue Arrieta? Points league, 5 player keeper.

    • knucks says:
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      @wass: Points leagues are hard for me to value but this is looking like an absolute steal to me.

      • wass says:
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        @knucks: yeah every points league is different! I felt good about the deal too, so thanks for the affirmation haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @wass: Sounds decent

      • wass says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  16. kilkennybrian says:
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    I’ve been offered an interesting deal… with some issues..

    For context, 10 team league 5×5; I’m in first place dominating every hitting category (especially SB and Runs) and roster includes CI, MI, UTIL, and 5 OF.

    I have Trea Turner, Segura, and T anderson… very deep at SS

    Here’s the offer:

    Give- Andrew Benintendi, Mike Foltynewitz
    Get – Chris Sale, Trevor Story

    Now, I know Story is my 4th SS; BUT I am going to shop segura anyway for an arm or an OF, so that could be fixed. I’m wondering if the value is too much to pass up? If it’s right about even, I won’t do it. But if it’s a landslide, I’ll adjust my roster and make it work.

    Looking forward to your thoughts. Thanks!

  17. James Bolger says:
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    Mike Montgomery – Start him or sit him tonight vs LAD? Or drop him & pick up Pivetta? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @James Bolger: I’m starting him, drop him after and grab Pivetta

  18. kilkennybrian says:
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    Start which one today?

    D. German – (SEA, +4)
    D Rodriguez – (MIA, +5.9)
    S Romano – (DET, +5.7)

  19. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the Hey, G-rey,

    Whadya think the chances are that Herrera gets save chances for the Nats? Or is he just an immediate drop in non-holds leagues?

    I’ve already got Kenny-G clogging up my might-be-closer-again roster spots.

    Lurve yers!

  20. If yoda played fantasy baseball., haha…. Graciuos would graciously had him his old wrinkled ass on a platter. Just saying when the clock strike 13 you better hope you took Greys advice dag nab it

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    I am in a head to head league nearing the end of the match up. I am winning K and I think I can win K without starting the guys in question. I am also winning era and whip but need to maintain the lead in order to pull off the W (and it’s close). I am also trailing in W…so in the perfect scenario I would get some Ws, Ks with fancy ratios. Yeah right! I am worried about today’s starters blowing up my ratios. Do you trust Berrios vs. BOS, Maeda @ CHC and Rodon @ CLE? SON is under 1 on all of these but these are also top pitchers in many respects.,,looking for advice on this 3 start (make or break) day. I really need to tie or W this matchup. Humpty Hump.

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        @Grey: So bench Rodon tonight? I am flip flopping on running him out there against the Indians a 2nd time within a week… the other option is to just drop him for Taillon if you think Taillon is better ROS

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think I’m gonna start him, but it’s not great

  22. Lindorphins says:
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    Drop Lugo for Seranthony? Not sure what Lugo’s staying power is in the rotation particularly once Syndergaard returns.

    • knucks says:
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      @Lindorphins: Sertony should be owned. Drop Lugo or your Catcher.

  23. JN3 says:
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    Great right up! Bundy or Carlos Rodon for the ROS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JN3: Bundy

  24. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Maybe we need a term for posting the last question of the evening but it is too late to be answered. That and I am too lazy to retype it this morning.

    Whipping Post? Too riddle, too late?

    Have a good one.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @knucks: Nice Try Cinderella is pretty hilarious.

        • knucks says:
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          @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Haha that wasn’t even an attempt at a term at all. Just the first sentence of a comment. But now it reads like a term and I’m finding it funnier as well.

          • DodgerWindowClosed says:
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            @knucks:

            I will copy and paste but was feeling whimsical this morning. Plus I had the opportunity to tip my cap to the best jam band ever. Your posts are hilarious.

            • anicholsnj says:
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              @DodgerWindowClosed: I figured you thought about the C/P thing just had to throw it out there. All in jest brother.

              Love me some Allman’s. Going to a Trucks show, that Outlaw fest. Very underrated band called Greensky Bluegrass playing as well. Love them. But wish the Trucks tour with the Drive By Truckers was coming closer to me. Would prefer that show.

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              @DodgerWindowClosed: I dunno why I keep sticking the apostrophe when pluralizing Allmans. Also, this is knucks, with my SON/HT login goin on. Prob obvious with the avi.

  25. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Keep forever . . . trade my $3 bellinger for his $10 Story and $23 Kluber?

    The other $3 bellinger offer I have received is $33 Kershaw plus $26 Marte.

    Kluber and Story I could see keeping. Kershaw and Marte less so.

  26. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Is Strickland a really sshort-timer? Drop for Tepia ot Soria?

  27. Sneaks says:
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    Hello Grey. Harper has been a keeper of mine since he arrived. Like my neighbor, I hate him more every year. Who would be a good trade target? Giancarlo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sneaks: Yeah, grab Giancarlo if you can

  28. J-Dawg says:
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    That scene in Can’t Buy Me Love where Amanda Peterson opened the door wearing her bikini. One of the memorable moments of my younger days. She then had to cover herself because of the leering older man and probably because of all the other kids slobbering in front of their TVs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-Dawg: Such a great movie

  29. Snelly Fingers says:
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    Need to cut a bench player in 12 team mixed w/ Andrus back: Kinsler, Moreland, or Pederson

  30. Bobby says:
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    COuld you rank perceived value for ROS, Anthony Swarzak, Jose Alvarado, David Robertson, or Richard Rodriguez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bobby: Perceived by whom? Robertson, Swarzak

  31. Help! says:
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    why am I so hesitant to pull the trigger on trading Bryant for Blackmon? I think the age scares me for a keeper league…should I be going for someone like bellinger?

    Any advice would be great, or who I should be shopping bryant for.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Help!: Why can’t you just keep Bryant?

      • Help says:
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        @Grey: I can, I just feel he’s not the player he was.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He can get hot

          • Help says:
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            @Grey: True enough, I’ll hold then! Thanks man!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  32. knucks says:
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    Both Alex Wood and Carlos Rodon coming off Waivers on Weds in a 15 Team league that counts Wins and QS.

    ‘m starved for pitching after trading Scherzer for Treat Urner last week. Waiting for Yu to come back. Wood/Rodon are the best arms that have been available in the pool for a while.

    Who do I prioritize? I’m going to try to grab both. But its not likely that works out.

    • Grey

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      @knucks: After Rodon pitches tonight, you might know more… Rodon then Wood, tho, prolly

  33. Seize The Trea says:
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    In a vacuum, would you drop Franco for any of the following as a utility bat in a deep 14-Team H2H OBP League;

    Kiermaier
    Pederson
    Heyward
    Cordero
    Mondesi

  34. Thurgood Congo says:
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    Doodoo platter decision time…Schoop or Lamb ROS?

    Those aren’t shawarma options and there no falafel.

    One’s gotta walk the waiver wire plank, one gets the glory/burden of surviving to see another day on my crumbling team.

    Thanks!

      • Thurgood Congo says:
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        @Grey: I control+F’ed my way to my question and, seeing all the other Qs on Schoop here, i gotta ask: Schoop or Wade Boggs and a side of rice pilaf? looks like there’s nobody in the league you’d keep over that jabroni.

        • Grey

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          Boggs only ate chicken

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA! Didn’t remember that

  35. Synyster says:
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    Are we dropping Herrera or waiting to see how the situation plays out? There’s no way he takes the spot away from Doolittle, right? Other RP I have are Chapman, and Norris.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Synyster: I didn’t drop Kelvin yet, I will likely today — Doolittle is the closer

      • Synyster says:
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        @Grey:

        Dropped and picked up Britton. Guessing he will be about equal to what Herrera was doing?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  36. Trickrey says:
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    Dee Gordon, Mike Zunino, and Kyle Hendricks for Gary Sanchez and Trevor Bauer? Which side wins?

    • Trickrey says:
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      @Trickrey: actually he came back with Dee Gordon, Michael Wacha, and Hendricks for Gary Sanchez and Trevor Bauer?

      Remaining pitchers: Snell, Pivetta, E-Rod, Gibson, Mike Montgomery, (Stream), Yu (DL), Buehler (DL)

      My replacement 2b would be Kinsler and Carpentar

      • Trickrey says:
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        @Grey: Sorry should’ve waited to ask til the proposed deal was finalized…

        Dee Gordon, Wacha, Hendricks, and Zunino for Bauer & Gary Sanchez

        Still taking Bauer side?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bauer side, it’s not close

          • Trickrey says:
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            @Grey: Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  37. Benintendo64 says:
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    Been holding Madson in a 12 team league with S+H and K/9, do you think he continues to get the 8th inning with Herrera in town?

    Options on waivers include Cishek, Gsellman, Fry, Tepera

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Benintendo64: Herrera is 8th inning man now… Gsellman

  38. knucks says:
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    Its not worth going all the way back to Feb to try and find the post, but we def decided together that I should take Nimmo in the 47th Round of my $50 NFBC draft. So thank you!

    Has obviously been a godsend in that league. Plugged Nimmo in when Acuna went down. I’m currently sitting 3 points ahead of the 2nd place team. 24 points ahead of the 3rd place team. Winner gets $400 and 2nd place gets $100. So it def looks like I’ll be doubling my money at worst!

    I may do a few of these super early NFBC drafts in Feb when your rankings come out. It just seems unfair to these non-Razz owners for me to be drafting with the advantage of your fresh rankings.

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Here, I’ll prove it.

      C- Alfaro
      C- Vazquez
      1B- Hosmer
      2B- Gennett
      SS- Lindor
      3B- Arenado
      CI- Rendon
      MI- Tim Anderson
      OF-Puig
      OF- Castellanos
      OF- Mazara
      OF- Nimmo
      OF- Dee Gordon
      UT- Eduardo Escobar

      P- Verlander
      P- Bauer
      P- Snell
      P- Wacha
      P- Clevinger
      P- Manaea
      P- Velasquez
      P- Tepara (drafted Osuna)
      P- Treinen

      Useful bench bats- Cron, Acuna, Mancini, Jed Lowrie, Jose Iglesias
      Useful bench arms- Tanaka, Straily, Odorizzi, Trevor Williams

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Anyways, I mos def just jinxed the fuggg outta this team haha

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Also the no-waivers thing… it def makes the slow draft a bit more exciting as well as time consuming. But I realllllly love the minimal team mgmt during the year. So if I can fit in multiple January/February drafts next year I’m def doing it.

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @knucks: I did the same with Nimmo, who’s done nothing but look legit all year. Here’s to having both guys up and running soon!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Yeah, always is the case that the guys late with jobs are so much better than the random middle reliever people draft

  39. Alex Sutara says:
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    SON has no love for Soroka today. Despite your love for him are you also holding off?

  40. Luke says:
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    why am I having such a hard time pulling the trigger on trading Bryant away for Blackmon? Maybe the age scares me a bit in a keeper league..

    Should I go for someone like Bellinger? Or any advice on someone I should try for? Or just take blackmon? A lot of guys in my league just like big names, so Bryant might be more valuable..

    Any advice would be helpful, thanks Grey!

    • Luke says:
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      @Luke: Answered above, sorry, it said at first my last question wasn’t posted.

  41. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    12 team, 5×5, H2H league.

    My relievers:
    RP R. Tepera
    RP S. Dominguez
    RP H. Rondon
    RP B. Parker

    Someone in the league just offered me Ken Giles for Seranthony. Would you do that deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Elliot: I’d want Dominguez

  42. Cyler8 says:
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    6 X 6 OPS league and QS. Is Nola a decent offer to try and get a struggling Harper? Nola and Pham? Seeing if I can buy low.

  43. fredtbn1gs says:
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    So….any point in dropping Herrera for Romo in an RCL? There is no one else on the wire picking up saves. Or just hold him and take the K/ERA/WHIP. I have other closers but it’s Iglesias/Barraclough/Strickland and I’m fighting for first. Others on the wire are holds guys vulturing saves like Hughes, Clippard, Jimenez, Yates…ugh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fredtbn1gs: SAGNOF and all, but I’d hold Herrera over Romo

  44. Justin Ralph says:
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    I have a guy in my league desperate to trade for Soto. Do you see this as a sell high opportunity or do you expect Soto to continue batting over .300? I’m worried I would immediately regret trading him.

  45. Fryguy says:
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    6 x 6 OPS league and QS. We get to keep 4 keepers every year. This year two of my keepers were Stanton and Syndergaard. I have been offered Juan Soto, Austin Meadows and Kershaw for Stanton & Syndergaard. Who gets the better end of the deal and is Soto good enough to be a keeper replacing Stanton going forward?

    I originally offered Gallo for Soto.

  46. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I have two roster spots available and looking for SP. Which two of these 4 should pick up:

    Clay Buccholz
    Derreck Rodriguez
    Shane Bieber
    Jonathan Loaisiga

    I am leaning towards the last two.

  47. Wilsonian says:
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    Looks like the ole ‘pen needs some help. This is my current collection of arms:

    Giles
    Herrera
    Knebel
    Parker
    Rondon
    Britton
    Miller – DL

    These guys are available:

    Soria
    Sir Anthony
    Iglesias
    Bradley
    Tepera
    Clippard
    Ottavino
    Yates

    What are the moves – as it looks like I need to make a few?

    8 Team H2H – W, QS, SV, Ks, Ks/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: Giles for Dominguez, Britton for Raisel, Herrera for Soria

  48. Jon says:
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    Who to drop? 5×5 scoring

    DeJong, Brandon Crawford, Matt Chapman, Billy Hamilton, Lucchesi, Kingham, Winkler, Andrew Miller, Giles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Kingham

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

    1) Trade my Clayton Kershaw for Javier Baez, Jose Berrios, and Aroldis Chapman? Which side? Is it close?
    2) In a vacuum, buy/sell Javier Baez?

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

    P: Dan Winkler
    P: Matt Barnes
    P: Keon Kela
    P: Steve Cishek
    P: Hector Rondon
    P: Max Scherzer
    P: Blake Snell
    Bench: Miles Mikolas
    Bench: Michael Wacha
    Bench: Dereck Rodriguez

    DL: Clayton Kershaw
    DL: Mike Foltynewicz
    DL: Joey Lucchesi

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Savoy Special: 1. Works for me 2. I said he was a sell last week

  50. Savoy Special says:
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    3) Cesar Hernandez or Javier Baez ROS?

    Thanks!

  51. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    OBP/SLG Keeper League. Who do you prefer for the next 3 years?

    Trea or Freeman?

    Trea seems like a large negative value in RBI and SLG, a push in OBP, a positive in Runs, and a major positive in SB. Freeman seems like a positive in SB and then a major postive in all other categories. Not sure if I am being too favorable to Freeman or too harsh on Trea.

    Thanks

  52. crimedog says:
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    It’s pretty sweet Sotos homer didn’t count in my fantasy league. Rest of my team went 6-29 yesterday with no runs, RBI, homers or steals. Phantom stats were there though!

  53. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi Grey, someone just dropped Syndergaard in my league–I have to use my #1 waiver pick on him, right? It’s an NL-only league so usually I like to save #1 waiver picks for any guys who come to the NL at the trade deadline (JD Martinez saved me last year), but I feel like I should pounce??? Or are you concerned about injury? Thanks

  54. vee says:
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    i love how bregman went from absolute underperformer about 2 weeks ago to sudden near-top-50 value in a 5×5… oh the streakiness of baseball..

    speaking of which.. bryant gonna light it up anytime soon?? yeesh

    and thx for the lineup critique yesterday.. will likely drop aguilar when his extended hot streak is over

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @vee: Yeah, Bryant will come around soon

  55. Another Dan says:
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    Grey,

    Excellent stuff once again.

    I am dominating my 5×5 roto (keep 5) league thanks to your (and Ralph’s) advice over the last 18 months.

    Your thoughts on streaming options for Wed ….

    Mahle Home DET $15.5
    Montas @SD $11.8
    Junis Home TEX $10.8

    Should I make space to run out all 3 ? Can cut bench bat, streamer and a ‘closer in waiting’.

    Best wishes,

    Another Dan

  56. Robert Closson says:
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    Wacha and M. Andujar for Bregman… Who wins?

  57. Savoy Special says:
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    Random thoughts, but sometimes I find myself in work meetings around 2:50pm (moved from NYC to Asia; fantasy baseball is pretty much my main connection to friends back home right now), and just think to myself, “Grey’s about to post today’s write-up”, give a small chuckle, grin, and then go back to paying attention to the meeting. I’m sure I’m not the only one who checks their watch in wait for your write-ups. That’s how you know you’ve made it. Thanks for always crushing it, Grey!

  58. PK says:
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    Re: Pivetta

    I had considered benching him yesterday, given his recent struggles. I ultimately stuck him in there with your encouraging words in mind. So thanks for the stats! I enjoyed watching him rack up the 13 strikeouts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PK: Nice!

  59. Paul says:
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    Andujar or Roark in a trade

    Obviously different positions but who has the better outlook for rest of season … categories league where doubles matter for hitting but also unique where we include wins, losses, and quality starts for pitching

    I’m pretty stacked at hiring and Rendon is my primary 3B
    I don’t know how I feel about Trevor Roark for the Nats?

  60. Jon says:
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    Prefer Jimenez or Yates as a possible source of saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yates

  61. shibboleth says:
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    How time flies — I drafted Kiermaier as my 4th OF and then the injury avalanche started rolling. Is he a better pickup than any of these fellas? 12 team OPS league.

    c-Suzuki
    1b- Belt (Moreland) [DL-Myers]
    2b- Rizzo
    3b- Seager (Candelario)
    ss- Turner
    mi- Hanson
    ci- Escobar
    of- JD, Yelich, Teoscar, Muncy (Braun)
    util- Harrison

    Tanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Harrison

  62. Luvdarooks says:
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    Have Joc Pederson for six dollars next year In a $260 NL only league .
    I do need a starter now and was offered wheeler for either Pederson or Domingo Santana who will not be a keeper next year .
    Who better to give up four wheeler this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should do better than Wheeler

      • Luvdarooks says:
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        OK thanks will try but who to give up more this year Pederson or Domingo Santana

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Domingo

  63. William Hung says:
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    Teheran v. BAL or Pivetta @ WAS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teheran

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: and then Pivetta ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  64. Pop says:
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    Dynasty Points League: Conforto or Schwarber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schwarber

  65. Savoy Special says:
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    Jonathan Schoop or Cesar Hernandez ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cesar

  66. Savoy Special says:
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    Ryon Healy or Schoop ROS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Healy

  67. John says:
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    Castillo or Godley ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Godley

      • John says:
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        @Grey:

        I know. Here’s my situation. Had his gattis and Castillo offered for my Herrera and Godley(post Herrera trade) as I see it, Herrera is irrelevant now. So it’s esentially Castillo and Gattis for Godley. Only hopeful C on waivers is Tom Murphy. Make the trade?

        C-Lucroy
        1st-freeman
        2nd-dee
        3rd-Bryant
        SS-story
        LF-khris Davis
        CF-Trout
        RF- Rosario
        UT: Encarncion
        BN
        J Turner
        T Anderson
        Nomar

        SP:
        Paxton
        Happ
        Taillon
        Godley
        Cueto
        M Gonzalez
        Musgrove
        Ross
        S Wright
        Caleb smith

        RP
        Herrera
        Tepera
        Treinen

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gattis side

          • John says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks man. I know how hard it must be for you to side with gattis.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, it’s easy win for him there

  68. Tomthebod says:
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    @Grey, I used your rankings to draft. I didn’t know what to think of Bauer and didnt research him at all before the draft. I just rolled with you on Bauer with blind faith. Just wanted to thank you for that pick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      • DonnieB says:
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        ditto that!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ditto you!

  69. ERad says:
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    -When I type Pivetta into my phone it immediately autocorrects to the flame emoji now.

    -Keep forever league:

    Currently 2 games back of 1st place, rest of the league is 9+ games out – so I’m in good shape at the halfway pole.

    Been toying with this trade – trade my Vlad Jr (25th round) and another bat for Trout – can’t keep Trout so he’d be a half year rental.

    Whatcha think – mortgage the future to try to win now? The thought of giving up Vlad JR for the next 10 years feels like giving away my first born.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Nice! Win now!

  70. DonnieB says:
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    schebler or JOC ROS? Its weekly lineups. Is it close? I wish Joc played everyday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schebler

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        It’s close

  71. Cohen says:
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    Pick one streamer for today please
    Lauer vs Oak
    Derek Rodriguez vs Mia
    Tailon vs Mil
    All at home
    SON likes all of them

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  72. jose says:
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    I dropped Puig in one league this morning, hoping it jinxes him into paying well in other league I own him. Complete nonsense, but I think it might work…

    Thanks for the work Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

  73. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good morning, Grey! Just had to drop a line to say thank you, because until today I believe I was the only one to make a Clara Peller comment in the last year. Where’s the beef…? RAZZBALL!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Peller!

  74. Chris D says:
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    Trade question almighty knowing Grey, Have an offer in a Dynasty League

    My Ozuna and Scooter for his Segura

    Feel like I would be paying for Segura at peak value right now and Scooter getting no love as he’s seems like a toss in.

    I have the OF dept that I could do it, but is it smart/fair. Ask for another piece?

    I’ll hang up and listen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Terrible tradde

      • Chris D says:
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        @Grey: that’s what I thought. What if asked for Hunter Green to be included. If not, I’m def out.

        It seemed really really bad from my end to do this so thank you for letting me know my gut was correct with that initial trade idea.

        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  75. NH says:
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    Grey,
    Great start to the week. You suggested Stanton in the starting up this week and had Cain on the bench. Great call. Thank you.

    I need another great call from you. Out of these players what kind of trade would you put together for Pollock. Another owner wants Pollock from me and here are the list of players he is willing to part ways with to make this trade happen.

    Soto, Puig, Soler, Molina, Gray, Roark, Flaherty, Barria, Foltynewicz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soto, Folty…That’s about it

  76. Cohen says:
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    Which start do u prefer tomorrow?
    Junis at home vs Tex or
    Ross at home vs Oak
    SON likes both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

  77. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    DodgerWindowClosed says:
    June 18, 2018 at 7:53 pm (link)
    Couple questions below given this overachieving squad below (H2H league, 12 teamer, 20 games in front)

    C- Gattis
    CI – Freeman, Eugenio, Carlos Santana (walks is a cat, so he helps me there)
    MI – Dee, Bregman, DeJong
    LF – Rosario, CF – Trout RF – Mazara. 2 OF: Jo Ma, Peralta
    Util – Cruz
    Bench – Seager (no one wants him on a trade right now)
    SP – Max, MadBum, Bauer, Morton, Kendrick’s, Pivetta, Wood
    RP – Parker, BearClaw, Britton (yep, a mess but SAGNOF)

    1. Seager always gets his 25 HRs but such a drag on average, Ks this year. Tough to trade. He hardly ever cracks my lineup. About what level of player would you seek in return or hold for a few weeks before our trade deadline and hope for a streak?

    2. Saves and holds league. Herrera just hit the wire. Could he be a decent answer to holds which I have punted so far this year? If so, who gets cut?

    3. Should I stop tinkering and let my boys play? (Over manager?)

    Note: my favorite nickname is The Federalist. Do you have one that you are most proud?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Maybe a mid level closer 2. Can’t imagine he’s the best source of holds suddenly 3. Maybe — Krispie Young

  78. Andre says:
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    Grey,

    10tm head to head categories league that uses batting average.

    For a utility spot which guy do you prefer ROS?

    Andujar or Nimmo?

    Also which starting pitcher ROS?

    Pivetta or Luis Castillo? Thanks!

  79. surfer dude says:
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    Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts – for ROS, any of this free agents an upgrade from the guy’s I have now?
    My players:
    Justine Smoak
    Nomar Mazara
    Joc Pederson

    free agents:
    Shin-Soo Choo
    Yuli Gurriel
    Ian Desmond
    Brian Anderson

    Thanks for the great advise, time after time, after time….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond over Joc

  80. duke says:
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    Since Herrera lost his value it looks like both Giles and Rondon are available in this league for some reason. Looks like Soria is another guy available. Preference as an add?

    Thx G

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Rondon

  81. your mom says:
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    Hi. 20 team h2h keeper league.
    Would you trade albies/gleyber for ram/andrelton?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  82. steve stevenson says:
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    Semien or Swanson ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien

  83. Big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty league 5×5 OBP

    Would you drop Jorge Mateo for Freddy Peralta?

    We roster 5 minors player, I can’t add Freddy as an MLB player until right before his start tonight. And by then someone else will have him. Mateo is hitting .230 in AAA right now and is not an asset in OBP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  84. What's a Drexl? says:
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    14 teamer with just saves only. 4 slots for RP. have strick, giles, rondon (HOU), soylent greene. hold giles here or grab one of mccarthy/j.anderson? probably safer to hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  85. baldy says:
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    Are you starting Berrios tonight even though SON is not loving this match up?

    Also in a Head to Head format 14 team
    Current catcher is Ramos but would it be wise to drop him for Molina who is now available off waivers? Thanks again for your advice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems like a decent chance to sit him… I’d want Molina

  86. Andre says:
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    Grey,

    10tm head to head categories league that uses batting average.

    For a utility spot which guy do you prefer ROS?

    Andujar or Nimmo?

    Also which starting pitcher ROS?

    Pivetta or Luis Castillo? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nimmo — Pivetta

  87. Mike says:
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    Which side in a Yahoo! keeper league (6*6):

    Hosmer & Robbie Ray (team needs are SS)
    for
    Bregman & David Price (team needs are 1B and SP)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman

  88. Justin Ralph says:
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    Would you trade Soto, K McCarthy and Newcomb for Verlander and Morrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  89. American Troutfisher says:
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    OBS instead of AVG, so Harper has more value: Bauer and Yelich too much to offer for Harper?

  90. Aardvark says:
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    Pivetta or bundy ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta

  91. JP says:
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    Pick 2 ROS please: Joc, Eaton, Merrifield and Yuli

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Merrifield, Yuli

  92. bad hombre says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In a 14 team keeper league with offensive categories of R, HR, RBI, K, SB, OBP, and SLG…

    Would you trade Bregman for Stanton?

    Positional needs don’t really factor in since I have Machado at SS and Arenado at 3B so Bregman has been primarily UTIL.

    Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  93. Jeffe says:
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    Rest of the season outlook between Brandon Nimmo or Nomar Mazara. Who do you like more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lean Mazara, but hard to argue with Nimmo right now

  94. Matty says:
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    Started Pivetta, Williams, and Bauer yesterday in my 12-teamer. The Razz pre-season reading list made me feel like a genius once again.

  95. Cable says:
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    H/H Points…..could you give me your top 4 ROS from this group…thanks

    Barria
    Junis
    Teheran
    Odorizzi
    Lugo
    Matz
    Soroka
    Heaney
    C Rondon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soroka, Rodon, Junis, Matz — some of these are coin flips

  96. Gonzo says:
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    Traded Ed-Rod for Keuchel in a 9×9 roto AL only. Did I do ok or is it more of a Coin-flip?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like Keuchel

      • Gonzo says:
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        @Grey: I thought you didn’t like Ed-Rod either? At least Keuchel goes 6 innings, Ed-Rod did that for the first time in 10 starts on Sunday. Please opine!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t like either, so hopefully Keuchel works out

  97. kilkennybrian says:
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    Trying to flip Segura for an OF

    Which of these OF would you trade straight up for?

    Blackmon
    Rosario
    Cruz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of them

  98. wiz says:
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    Billy Hamilton or Brett Gardner ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gardner

  99. alps says:
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    Hey Grey
    In an 11 team league
    A) your thoughts on dropping Cron for
    Kiermaier,Grichuk, Pederson, Brinson or Parra
    I can use all categories
    Also,
    B) Who see more saves ROS
    Romo, Gsselman, Winkler, Jimenez or Bradley
    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A) Joc B) Bradley

      • alps says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks much appreciated

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  100. crenshaw07 says:
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    SON streaming options tomorrow: Mahle vs. DET 15.5 or Loasiga vs. SEA 11.7? Which do you prefer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lasagna

  101. Josh says:
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    Buxton or Puig ROS?

    13 team mixed, OPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  102. Vrugg says:
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    Grey,

    In a 12 team 6×6 OPS league would you take Freeman for T. Turner straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like a push

      • Vrugg says:
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        Appreciate your take on it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually, in an OPS, yes, I’d take Freeman

  103. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Great write up as usual!

    So I am in first place in the division (8-3). But, my SP staff is a dumpster fire.

    Started Covey yesterday(-11.5), that is how desperate I am for Sp points this week. Riding a unicycle without a seat is the comparable feeling I got watching the Covey show.

    I want to ask about starting Freddy Peralta tonight, but i know the answer already deep down inside (??)

    Your thoughts on starting Peralta?

    Thankyou!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am not starting Freddy

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        @Grey:

        Right on, i feel same.

        I will watch him strike out 12 on my bench, annoying how it goes sometimes

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya

          • Hebrew Hammer says:
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            @Grey:

            I started Freddy. 5 innings so far, hopeful they keep him in

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He looked great early

  104. Jerrod Jung says:
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    Keeper points league: Cmart for Newcomb?
    CMart is 6th round keeper and Newcomb is 20th

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  105. kilkennybrian says:
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    How do you feel about Gerrit Cole ROS? Seems like his walks are up and he’s a bit more hittable lately..

    Still a top 10 pitcher?

    • Cram It says:
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      @kilkennybrian: Lately, being 2 games. He’s not a sub 2 ERA guy…really no one is. It’s normal regression.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe top 15-20, agree with Cram tho, not much has changed

  106. AARON BREAUX says:
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    Happy Tuesday!

    12 team 6X6 (OBP)

    Please rank ROS: Dozier / Taylor /( Healthy) DeJong / Schoop

    I own Poopedy Schoop… and it’s been painful

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I hear ya… Dozier, Taylor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ranked them, basically

      • Sandlot Bully says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  107. Jocstrap says:
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    Would you do either of these deals? If so, which one do you like more?

    Trade 1:
    I get: Bauer and Gary Sanchez
    I give: Snell and Dee Gordon

    Trade 2:
    I get: Greinke and Eugenio Suarez
    I give: Dee Gordon and Yu Darvish

    • Cram It says:
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    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1

  108. NH says:
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    Which catcher would you want the ROS for h2h league
    Molina, Grandal, Hicks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Molina

  109. Stewie says:
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    I have Herrera, and both Sir Anthony and Rondon are available since a couple owners punted saves. Which guy would you grab?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dominguez

  110. Robert Schroeder says:
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    Any chance Hill closes in KC? Best K rate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Robert Schroeder: he should be at worst 2nd option, maurer has been completely awful for about 82% of his entire career.

  111. buster moon says:
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    OBP Trade – Dozier for Jo-Ma…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  112. Rich says:
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    Looking for some second half sleepers. Would you trade Arrieta for Dozier. I’m pretty decent in starting pitching even without Arrieta (Scherzer, Berrios, Snell, McCullers, Buehler). 5×5 non-keeper, 11-team. Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Rich: Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Dozier

  113. primetime says:
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    Grey,

    10 team keeper league OBP, K/9

    Would you offer Moncada and Smith, C or Rodon my next year 6th for Happ, JA & Cruz and his 10th rd?

    Realmuto
    Freeman
    Profar
    Arenado
    Story
    Cain
    Hainger
    Mazara
    Ozuna

    Bench
    Bellinger
    Kinsler
    Nimmo
    Seager DL
    Jose Mart

    Pitching
    Nola
    Bundy
    EROD
    Tailon
    Maeda
    Diaz
    Doolitte

    Bench
    Smith C
    Rondon
    Kershaw – DL
    Strausburg – DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  114. Paul says:
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    Luis Castillo worth an add?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not in most leagues

  115. knucks says:
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    Something up with Morrow…? Unsure why they went with Wilson here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure, but I grabbed Cishek

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: So weird. I could easily see Joe with some dumb reasoning like “I was saving him for Game 2”. But Morrow also hasn’t pitched since Saturday. Having Cishek and Strop pitch already and then this strategy blowing up in his face, not a good look. But what the hell to I know.

        The Fantrax waiver add thing really screwed me over just now in FCL. Thought I could drop, then add a few Cubs RPs. Oh well.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it screws me up too… I had to drop a Cub player to make the move… Really don’t like that difference this year

  116. The Shoe says:
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    Hey Grey,

    What’s the outlook for Lance Lynn ROS? He’s been better over the last month after a rough start.

    Thanks!

  117. Dozier Nice Boobs says:
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    10 team league with $250 budget, keep 4 players w/ 10% increase each year…

    I was offered $26 Benintendi for my $10 Soto

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tough call, would likely hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice username, btw

      • Dozier Nice Boobs says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey! You do great work!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  118. kilkennybrian says:
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    I know I asked something similar earlier, BUT there was a change..

    Give:
    Andrew Benintendi
    Mike Folty

    Get:
    Gerrit Cole
    Trevor Story

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story side

  119. lwomack58 says:
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    C. Allen for JA Happ- which side
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  120. buster moon says:
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    SON likes both starts:

    Ross vs Oak (14.7)

    Lasagna vs Sea (11.8)

    Which one you roll with?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

  121. Juan says:
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    Keeper league. 12 team.
    H2H.
    I give up Mazara A.Reyes to get C. Morton, Justin Upton.
    My offense:
    Gattis
    J.Martinez
    Moncada
    Trea
    Donaldson
    Mazara
    Belinger
    D.gordon
    N.Cruz
    Belt
    Hicks
    Sano
    Happ
    My pitching consists of:
    Snell
    Corbin (who’s starting to fall)
    Newcomb
    Ross
    Tanaka
    R.Ray
    Sterling

    Do i take this deal to make my team better now and in the future?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it to win this year

  122. herschel says:
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    @Grey: starting Rodon tonight where you have him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am, but I’m nervous

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: this 2nd inning isn’t going well

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ve seen better

  123. vee says:
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    strickland is out 6-8 weeks. melancon or tony watson?

    • vee says:
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      @vee: oh forgot about Dyson too.

      should i drop lasagna or steven wright for the handcuff if dyson or watson? melancon already owned.

      thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Watson or Dyson, per Bochy

      • vee says:
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        @Grey: i’m gonna ride watson. drop lasagna or wright? cheers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wright

  124. Terrible Timmy says:
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    15 team roto: start Lugo @ Coors tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way

  125. Aardvark says:
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    Carlos Rodon is an absolute bum

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

      • Aardvark says:
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        @Grey: Atleast I can scoop pivetta in time for his matchup with the nationals. I swear when I own him he’s terrible and when I don’t he’s incredible

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t jinx Pivetta for the rest of us!

          • Aardvark says:
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            @Grey: ooop.
            I never really play moostakus. Would you try to trade him for mikolas, or Newcomb or just hold him

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Newcomb in a sec

              • Aardvark says:
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                @Grey: cool I’ll try. If not would you go for mikolas?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’d want more

  126. lwomack58 says:
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    Strickland out 6-8 weeks. Whould you p/ Melcanon

    • Mr. A Knife says:
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      @lwomack58: look just above. watson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Watson or Dyson

  127. web says:
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    What’s the reasoning for Bochy not naming Melancon? I picked up Melancon lol

    • Mr. A Knife says:
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      @web: watson has been awesome all year long is likely. also bochy probably doesn’t want to have to keep naming different closers and
      1. melancon will probably be hurt again
      2. melancon hasn’t been consistently good for about 2 full seasons.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        ^This too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melancon might be the closer by the weekend, wasn’t named tho

      • Mr. A Knife says:
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        @Grey: that brings up a good point, melancon has been stashed for a bit in a 14 teamer. just dropped strick for watson myself, along with giles/rondon/greene. guessing i should hold here even if melancon has this eventually like 38% of the time or whatever, or drop watson for the midwest mccarthism right now?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

          • Mr. A Knife says:
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            @Grey: might be dyson here. on skills it should be smith or watson

            • Mr. A Knife says:
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              @Mr. A Knife: crizzzap, since i added watson mccarthy got added then before rosters unlocked somebody (the melancon stasher, who tends to have easy to drop garbage pitchers on his BN which can be dropped before rosters unlock) nabbed dyson. i guess hold watson here as with his FIP being a full 2 runs better eventually we just wait for the dyson blowup chicken fest (3.71 FIP vs watson’s 1.71, or w.smith’s even better 1.33)

  128. Mr. A Knife says:
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    NL only with saves and holds. we FAAB for when guys come over to NL in message board. to ensure we can’t lose stats (this is yahoo) when somebody gets traded away we actually have all player universe in FA list, i police when somebody might try to nab an AL player (it happens maybe accidentally once per year per league, i have good owners).

    minter, sara anthony, hand, boxy. drop minter for kelvin i’d guess. but what FAAB bid size, here’s some references:
    bautista (23)
    federalist (15)
    we do vickrey bidding, so a minimum amount over the 2nd highest bid is what wins. bautista was bid 22 and 26, so 23 won. we do a 48 hour clock from when the first person posts the trade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, Minter’s not awful, is he? Can throw a $6 bid, and try not to win it

      • Mr. A Knife says:
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        @Grey: yeah minter is fine (and for dynasties i love him, this is keep 3 league though) and since we have no way to do closed bidding we can all see exactly what the bid to win needs to be. we can retract at any time as well, but of course we can’t angle that such as bidding 50, then somebody else shows up with 51, if we retract the winning bid isn’t 51.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Herrera’s nothing that great

  129. Mr. A Knife says:
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    anybody else noticing that MF’ing SF hid this strickland info for about 20 or so hours? meaning this gave a ridiculous edge to anybody who has SF insider type knowledge. he broke his hand after yesterday’s game. if it was LAA they’d at least wasted some effort to claim he left monday’s game “dehydrated” or “tired” or maybe “under the weather”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hear ya

  130. Paul says:
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    I just traded Dickerson and Andujar for Corbin? Is that a buy low on Corbin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  131. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    The Braves scored 8 runs in 5 innings while the top 5 in the order were 0 for 14.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t stop the Camargo train

  132. Drew says:
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    Which side in a 16 team-Ops keeper: Conforto, Ian Happ, and Folty for Muncy, Nimmo, and Bird?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks pretty fair, I’d go Conforto

      • Drew says:
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        @Grey: thanks. One more for ya: Folty and Willie Calhoun for Rendon? Any concern that rendon hasn’t been running at all??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rendon

  133. FrankGrimes says:
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    Bryce shaved the beard.

    It’s your turn to shave the ‘stash.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryce’s such a garbage human… Why can’t he hit .250? Tell me that, Grimey!

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:

        $400 million dollar garbage man!

        My auction team:
        Harper
        Rizzo
        Stanton
        Strasburg
        Yu

        = last place!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, so expensive to pick up trash… That sucks, man, that is a solid core

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: BABIP luck, his fair AVG is .278

  134. Willy Mo says:
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    soroka sucks. Like i said after his good start last week vs the mets, its the mets and dont get too excited. soroka has given up a ton of hard hits vs real mlb opponents in his other 3 starts…. And well he gave up 8 hits (6 doubles), 10 baserunners over 4.2 tonight. Lucky to esacpe with only 4 earned runs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You were waiting on that one, huh?

  135. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,
    My current closers in a saves league are kela, vasquez, hector rondon, Rodney, Norris, and knebel.

    Do you like seranthony over any of them? Or hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Kela

  136. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    It was a genius move starting Buxton at DH in his rehab game tonight. He went 0-4. No running on that toe on offense or defense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  137. Paul says:
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    Trade Carlos Rodon for Conforto?

    • Paul says:
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      @Paul: or add polanco /schiebler on waivers

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Just add Schebler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  138. Josh says:
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    Hitting has hit a wall lately big names but low results drop Shane Bieber for which hitter to come off bench
    Kiermaier, parra, Pablo, Clint frazier, Polanco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parra in Coors, Kiermaier otherwise, none of these are going to be saviors

  139. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Rich Hill pitching a gem for the Dodgers vs the Cubs.

    Says his curveball is the best it’s been in three years. Pitching coach says something clicked for Hill.

    Meanwhile they’ve been using frickin’ lasers on his blister, that this is the treatment breakthrough they’ve been looking for.

    Is this “best shape of his life” spring training BS, or are we buying in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab him, for sure

  140. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Rodon worth holding on to in shallow leagues? I’m thinking of dropping him for Pivetta, but I won’t be running Pivetta out there v. Nats while Rodon is getting Oakland @ Home on Sunday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon has a great next matchup

  141. FrankGrimes says:
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    Giants be mad at Lewis Brinson.

    Lewis Brinson! Wut?

    Lifetime .170 hitting Lewis Brinson.

    Smh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  142. Carlos says:
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    GREY GREY GREY !!

    Thoughts on Odor? He has been putrid but I’ve been letting it ride. I’ve got Dozier and Segura and start Odor at MI. Tonight he was benched for partying. Drop? Hold?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get rid of him

  143. Let's Play Two says:
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    1. Does Gleyber Torres hit more HR’s than Scooter ROS?

    2. Between Wilson Ramos, Sal Perez and Willson Contreras and in what order?

    5×5 standard roto league (R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No 2. Willson, Sal

      • Let's Play Two says:
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        Where’s Willson’s power this year though? Grey Matter knows everything, so I ask.

  144. Smoooth jimmy says:
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    Where you at on Hill and Stroman, worth shallow league fliers?

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