My preseason NL MVP pick was Travis Shaw.  *turns to a mirror* You’re handsome, but hella stupid.  My mirror reflection separates from my body.  The apparition picks up a see-through suitcase, “I think it’s time we went our separate ways.”  But how will you get along out there without me? Can an apparition order Chick-fil-A or boba? “Don’t make this harder than it needs to be.”  It was one bad call.  “Tell that to my teams with Travis Shaw and Daniel Palka.”  Nooooooo!!!  Any hoo!  My soul left me after I told it to draft Travis Shaw, and I can’t blame it.  What a garbage call.  Maybe Shaw will return as Travos so we can “see worth.”  It’s a game of puns!  With the Brewers moving on from Shaw by sending him to the Ineffective List, they called up Keston Hiura.  I know I say this shizz three times a week, but he could be *the* call-up of the year.  Here’s what I’ve said in the past, “One scout said this offseason at the Arizona Fall League, ‘We all talk about the bat of Vladdy, with obvious reason, but outside of Vladdy, I’d call Keston Hiura the purest power bat I saw out in Arizona. He’s just a special, special kid.’  The scout continued, ‘Have you seen my chew?’ turning his lip inside out, ‘Ah, there it is,’ then after a pause, ‘I’m big league, baby!’ I actually have owned Huira for the better part of two years in two separate NL-Only leagues, and I’m a fan.  Think there’s a chance for a 18/7/.270 season.  That sounds downright–Don’t say Jed Lowrie, don’t say Lowrie, don’t say Lowrie, don’t say Lowrie– Led Jowrie!  (What’s worse, I thought of saying ‘what Brett Lawrie was supposed to be’ — woof!)  In Double-A last year, Hiura hit 6 HRs with 11 SBs and .272 in only 73 games, but his bat will play, and, as mentioned above about how he looked in Arizona, he destroyed the AFL, getting better and better.”  And that’s me quoting me!  He continued to get better this year, hitting .333 with 11 HRs in 37 Triple-A games, while chipping in four steals.  He was striking out way too much in Triple-A to hit .333 in the majors, but 18/7/.270 sounds about right from this point forward with a chance for more.  Maybe he could even be the NL MVP.  I’m kidding, apparition!  Please, come back, I’m empty inside!.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Yasmani Grandal – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .265.  Trying to live up to the catcher pace car, Mitch Garver.  Yup, just as you imagined in March.

Brandon Woodruff – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 5 BBs, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.72.  Sonavabench!  Damn, shot myself in the foot like anyone the news labels a “Florida Man.”

Jerad Eickhoff – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.65.  Some days it’s Eickhoff, yesterday it was Jer-khoff.

Bryce Harper – 0-for-2, hitting .219.  Don’t worry, Phillies fans, you only have him for 12 and a 1/2 more years.

Michael Chavis – 2-for-5 and his 7th homer, hitting .289.  Can you imagine even thinking about dropping him with how he’s hitting?  No?  Well, pop in the comments, because a lot of people apparently can.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-5 and his 8th homer.  Just Dong because everything is just not.

Rafael Devers – 1-for-5, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .331.  Ya know what could be happening with Devers?  A slow-burn breakout.  He appears to not be doing anything for power, but if he gets into five quick homers, he could be hitting .340 with power and an insanely low strikeout rate and huge boost in walks.

Chris Sale – 7 IP, 2 ER, 3 hits, zero BBs, 17 Ks, ERA at 4.24.  “Mah I tahld ya we needed 17 K placahrds for the game!”  “Shut the fahk up, Junior!”  That’s a mother and son at Fenway enjoying the game.  A Sale may be synonymous with buying low, but you might need to rethink that definition.

Andrew Benintendi – 0-for-6, 4 Ks, hitting .265.  Buy!  Seriously, we have a big enough sample size — that’s what she never said! — to know Benintendi will be better than this.

Garrett Hampson – Optioned to Triple-A.  The Rockies gave him every opportunity to succeed.  The Rockies giving every opportunity is:  Three to four days a week, hitting as high as seventh, and pointing at Tapia while saying, “We gave him five days to hit once every three years, so no pressure.”

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .317.  During the recording of Tell It To My Heart, Taylor Dane blotted her lipstick with this tissue and my uncle, a sound engineer, gave it to me.  A family heirloom, to be sure, which is why it’s weird I’m going to haphazardly leave it by this open window–NOOOO!!! Torenado!

Julio Urias – Placed on leave after being arrested for domestic battery.  More like Julio Uranus.

Joc Pederson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  He has 13 homers and 22 RBIs.  That 30/30 season that was predicted for him is coming!

Cody Bellinger – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .409.  Yawn.  You were so April.

Franmil Reyes – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 12th homer, hitting .273.  Break me off a piece of that $54 vending machine steak!

Chris Paddack – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 1.99.  I still love you, you big, cowboy’d hatted, puddle of goof!

Manny Machado – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .265.  Get hot, you sumsabeach!

Shaun Anderson – Will make his major league debut today.  Here’s what Prospect Mike said about him, “Hey Mike, what’s it like to write a blurb about a C-Grade 24-year-old pitching prospect? I’d tell you kind reader, but I’m too busy screaming into a pillow. Above-average fastball and slider. Changeup with some potential. Mid-rotation ceiling. I just…I just. Okay. One more! We can do it! RAWR!”  Sounds like Shaun Anderson could be a 1 RAWR player.  I’d leave him for NL-Only leagues for now.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer.  He homered for the 1st two times ever in the same park that his dad played his 1st World Series game, because baseball finds significance in everything.  And there was 27 words in the previous sentence, and his number is 27.  Okay, that kind of stuff you can’t just make up.

Trent Thornton – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.81.  One wobbler down, one wobbler to go in this 2-start week you got me into Streamonator.

Jed Lowrie – Diagnosed with a Grade 1 hamstring strain.  The injury happened while he was straining to reach my comparison of him to Keston Hiura.

Noah Syndergaard – 8 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.74.  Wow, he is so hit or miss.  Insert Shruggy the Emoji wearing a cardigan and picking lint out of his chest pocket.  Yo, Shruggy, what you find in your pocket?  Shruggy shrugs.  Thanks, Shruggy, that was fascinating.

Wilson Ramos – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, a grand slam, hitting .237.  Mitch Garver does that in his sleep!

Victor Robles – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .250.  He’s currently out-producing Sexy Dr. Pepper, which is, well, I’m happy for Robles, but I own Juan Soto, and I’m thirsty.

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer.  OZUNA wish everyone could have feeling of hitting home run.  OZUNA curses.  OZUNA just waste last genie wish.

Yadier Molina – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .283.  Real question, will Molina ever stop being productive?  I’m not a Cards homer; some would say I never say nice things about the Cards, which isn’t true, but Molina’s a no-doubt Hall of Famer.  That’s crazy considering how miserably he was hitting his first seven (!) years.

Dexter Fowler – 2-for-3, 3 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .305 and a .421 OBP.  I only mention the OBP, because whoa.

Kolten Wong – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .246.  There’s a throwback name from a kindler, gentler time like way back to the first week of the season, when we thought Kolten Wong was going to be great and Chris Sale sucked.

Mike Foltynewicz – 4 2/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 8.02.  I can understand the Braves ignoring the telltale signs that he’s still hurt and trying to get Faultynowitzki going for real baseball purposes, but what’s your excuse?

Austin Riley – With Ender Inciarte fake injured, the Braves will call up Austin Riley to play the outfield after getting a whooping four games in the outfield in the minors.  Whatever, how hard could it be?  You count blades of grass; you spit sunflower seeds; you tell the short-centerfielder he can copy your math homework.  At least that’s what I did when I played outfield in Little League.  Same diff, right?  Either way, he’s not being promoted for his defense.  On the Prospectonator, Riley is ranked 20th in projections for all rookie hitters (Hiura is above him).  It has Riley down for 25/2/.250, but that’s over the course of a season, and feels light for average, if I’m being frank.  Serpico, if I had to choose one, because I play it by the book!  I grabbed Riley in my shallowest league (12-team mixed) and would own him everywhere.

Carlos Correa – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .298.  The Astros were facing Ryan Carpenter, who sounds like he might make a better soap opera actor, but their offense is sick as in very healthy.  (A reason why I haven’t talked much about Yordan.  I’m aware of him, but unless the Astros move on from Tyler White, I’m not sure where he plays.)

George Springer – 2-for-3, 3 runs and his 16th homer, an inside-the-parker, hitting .329.  The entire Astros’ lineup is Cody Bellinger.  Prove me wrong.

Aledmys Diaz – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, and like his 12th homer in the last week, and three homers since Altuve went on the IL and screams HOT.  I mentioned Diaz’s schmotatoness yesterday, today I’m saying fire emoji on the schmotato.

Ronny Rodriguez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .312.  That’s six homers in only 21 games for those slow on the uptake.  For those real slow, that’s good.  Yes, he should be owned.

Justin Bour – Optioned to the minors.  The Bourbino’s headed to Salt Lake, which is good for floating and marrying, but bad for one’s career.

Mitch Garver – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .329.  He’s hitting 3rd and it makes sense!  Wait, I’m seeing he was injured on a home plate collision.  Damn, after the collision, Garver removed the chest padding and his shirt read, “If you can read this, Mitch fell off!”  Nooooo!

Kyle Gibson – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.26.  The Streamonator didn’t love this start, but I figured Gibson at home and, well, I should’ve listened and started Woodruff instead.

Luke Weaver – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.16.  C’mon, don’t be a stream-weaver, Weaver; I got a dreamweaver, Weaver; be a bob and weaver, Weaver! (I’m so motivational.)

Joe Musgrove – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.59.  Looking at his peripherals, he’s going to be up and down from a 3.50 ERA to a 4.00 ERA all year.  Assuming neutral luck.

Josh Bell – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 11th and 12th homer, hitting .329.  This is neither here nor there, but he’s doing what I was hoping from Devers.

Cole Tucker – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .182.  Serious question, was this his 1st hit since his 1st game?

Joey Votto – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .207.  Votto got older than Wilford Brimley after the aliens put the kibosh on the Cocoon pool.

Kyle Hendricks – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.86.  Ryu > Hendricks = Natalie Wood.  Damn, my math’s a little off there.  Was supposed to equal they’re underrated, not something underwater.

Caleb Smith – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  Can we bask in his gloriousness for one second?  Out in Calebaskus with Kanye and Kim.  His K/9 is 12 and his BB/9 is 2.6 with a 2.94 xFIP.  On our Player Rater, he’s been a top 10 starter, and in real life he’s been roughly a top 8 starter.  *low whistle indicating sexy*

Avisail Garcia – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .296.  Now has three homers in the last week and last night’s home run went about 750 feet, and tells me he’s completely locked in like the MyPillow guy is with polyester fiberfill.

Felix Hernandez – Out 4-6 weeks with a lat strain.  That’s a shame, he was good only four years ago.

Daniel Vogelbach – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Vogel’s bringing sexy bach!

Mitch Haniger – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  He’s scratching that Mitch!

Roenis Elias – 2 1/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.78 and his 5th save.  Elias Sports Bureau said, “I’m the latest poorly-used closer!”  Elias Sports Bureau, you wouldn’t happen to be Roenis Elias, would you?  *Elias blinks suspiciously*  Mm-hmm, as I thought.

Shelby Miller – 1 2/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 9.51.  Not to state the painfully obvious, but how has he been in the majors for the last four years?

Hunter Dozier – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, hitting .321.  After six weeks, it’s still hard to believe anything.  Hot hitters will go cold, cold hitters will vis-à-vis. However, I truly believe Dozier has broke out and is never going back to an also-ran.

Giancarlo Stanton – Diagnosed with a shoulder strain.  This is gonna blow your mind, but no one pays me $300 million.  I know, that might surprise some of you.  I appreciate that.  Prolly worth it, but what’s a few hundred million amongst friends.  Either way, making about $300 million less than $300 million and, ya know, this is the crazy part, I could get diagnosed for a shoulder strain in less than six weeks.  What in the holy eff is going on with Giancarlo?  Why is Dr. Met now diagnosing Yankees players?

Kendrys Morales – Signed by the Yankees.  Finally, a bat to protect Gio Urshela!

Carlos Carrasco – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.18.  Classic Cookie without being crumby.

Jake Bauers – 2-for-2 and his 4th homer, hitting .246.  I’ve been meaning to drop Bauers for a few weeks now in one league, but I can’t find a decent replacement (it’s a deeper league).  This will give Jake Bauers a bit more time, which was every May sweeps episode of 24.

Jose Ramirez – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .195.  No need to rehash how off I was on Jo-Ram in the preseason, but I’m thinking a buying opportunity is beginning to swell, because of how much people now hate Jo-Ram.  Uh-oh, now there’s gonna be a reverse swell jinx.

Jordan Luplow – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homer, hitting .280, and four homers in the last week, and hitting near .350 in that time.  Hot schmotato alert!  Fun fact!  If Jordan Luplow played in Japan, his nickname would be Scooby Doo.

  1. Andrew says:
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    Riley or Hiura? Avg/obp/slg in 12 tm categories league

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hiura for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  2. Andrew says:
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    Who do you like better ROS Hiura or Riley?

    • William Hung says:
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      is this not the same q as above, just worded differently?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hiura

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        you should just have this answer be a bye line in the title. going to back to yesterday this one is going to be asked like 40ish times or more across like 2-3 days.

  3. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Excellent report, man. Loved it two times for your Doors reference from yesterday.

    a. Said goodbye to Niko and hello to Ronny. Things still seem to be a bit volatile.

    b. More like J’Eickhoff, amiright? What a J’Eick!

    c. Start EdRod at home versus Colorado (German Marquez)? J’Eickhoff set me back a few days. IP level at 279 1/3 so more or less on target for 1000 IP minimum, with a big rush in September as always. Don’t need to start him, would you?

    d. Travelling to Bonn (via Cologne) today. Will spend 2 nights in Bonn and then 1 night in Cologne ’cause my return flight from Cologne is Saturday morning at 05h45, so wanted to be closer to the airport. Found a hotel about 4 miles from the airport with a shuttle bus service so I should be okay. It’s part of this 1-month consultancy job I got (lower case yeah!). Next stop is Rabat from May 19 (so when I get back from Cologne, I spend 1 night at home) returning May 23.

    e. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for May 15

    From The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap (1947)

    Chester Wooley (Costello): We stop the stage, the bandits are waiting for the stage, and then you show up instead of the stage.

    Duke Egan (Abbott): That’s pretty well-staged.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • William Hung says:
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      On the flip side, are we starting Marquez @ Fenway?

      • Coriell says:
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        Duh

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d be starting both EdRod and Marquez

      • Ante Galic says:
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        DT,

        Thanks man. My best to Donkey Breath.

        Cheers,
        Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Is that a Velvet Underground song?

      B. Indeed C. Yeah D. That’s awesome that you go a job! Congrats! E. Haha

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        it’s close to stuff from the gift on their 2nd album, however, they as far as i knew didn’t name drop themselves (nico, but she wasn’t in group by then anyway).

  4. Yaz Mantle says:
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    funny. i wrote that taylor dayne song.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See, I knew you were out there!

      • Ty Inez says:
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        Taylor Dayne was hot!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What do you mean was?!

  5. tigersharkz says:
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    Since the Donkey is not as generous with his shout outs as you are, Grey, I will just paste in my post from April 22: “That’s a lofty rating for Folty. In my humble opinion, his AAA K/BB stats plus Atlanta pushing his return back are red flags for his health not being 100%.”

    Wrt Eickhoff, it now becomes a question of whether he goes full Colin McHugh 2019, or just reverts back to Eickhoff 2016.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Ha Grey has a few more opportunities for shout outs than I do.

      It looks like you and Grey were both right on Folty, well done. He needs that velocity back badly.

      PS Snell looks fine now!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Win some, lose some, and win some by others losing some

  6. tigersharkz says:
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    Also, props to Prospect Mike. I had Riley on the watch list, but his write up was the catalyst for me picking him up Sunday and beating the rush.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

    • Mike

      Mike says:
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      Thanks! Glad you were able to snag him.

  7. Dominican Dong says:
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    I’m in a 14 team h2h save+hold, winning %, QS league. So far my strategy has been to try to get as many batters and starting pitchers without any relieve pitchers as I will have plenty of options for holds later on with better peripherals than closers. I have won every week so far. Do you think is a good strategy? Below is my team, would you drop any of this players or try to change the mix of batters, sp and rp?

    Contreras
    P. Alonso
    Mondesi
    Gleyber
    Machado
    Acuña
    Domingod
    Benintendi
    Conforto
    Dahl
    Senzel
    Meadows
    Austin Riley
    DL Tatis
    NA Yordan

    Morton
    Greinke
    Eickhoff
    C. Smith
    K. Hendricks
    Soroka
    E. Rodriguez
    Giolito
    NA Luzardo

    Thank you very much.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  8. Brett says:
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    Drop C. Frazier or Verdugo for Austin Riley ?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Can try Riley over Frazier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  9. Kcc26 says:
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    12 team mixed H2H. Pitching has been great, though riding hot starts from guys I thought were going to be the back end of my staff. Currently:

    Syndergaard/Ryu/Cale B/Hendricks/weaver/Maeda/gausman/streamer and Taillon on DL

    Hitting has been underwhelming to bad (I’m a shaw victim)

    Would you trade a weaver or Hendricks for Dozier?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure, I’d try Weaver first

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • kcc26 says:
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        done! if Hunter Dozier crashes back to earth, you know who to blame!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks a lot!

  10. Mike says:
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    In sure the answer is no, but do you start darvish against cinncy?

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      idk Cincy has been making some pitchers look really good
      I am starting him in one league but, I also might be an idiot

      • Cram It says:
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        Here’s to the Idiots Club!

        • Coriell says:
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          Led by you

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Nah, well maybe in H2H

      • Mike says:
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        Yeah, I’m in a H2H league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you still own him, not sure what matchups you’re waiting for if not Cincy

      • The Harrow says:
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        let’s see if the ump can give away 10%+ of his strikes yet again like last time out. hope that regresses (can only use that last word though IF it is unusual for umps to miss that many, which i’d hope is true)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  11. Diamond Doug says:
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    Apparition not aberration…but love the wit!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, crap… I brain fart

  12. Mr. Rickey says:
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    12 Team H2H –

    C Chinoros
    1B Alonso
    2B Albies
    3B Baez
    SS Mondesi
    OF Acuna
    OF Springer
    OF Santana
    UT Eduardo Escobar
    UT Jorge Polanco
    BN Mikael Franco
    BN Dahl

    drop Escobar, Dahl or Franco for Hiura?

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      Franco

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Franco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  13. Yager says:
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    5th waiver, so no chance at Hiura.

    Trade advice please. I am in a 20 team, pitching is scarce and I am hurting. Been floated an offer, Mondesi for Cole straight up. I do have Trea Turner for steals as well. Thoughts? Thanks!

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      fwiw
      In the leagues I have Mondesi, I don’t think there is a single pitcher I would trade him for 1for1

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d want something else on top for Mondesi, but it’s not terrible if you’re desperate for pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, I’d want Mondesi

  14. Vacation says:
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    Riley deserved the lead.

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      Why?
      Hiura is mucho sexy amigo

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      VLAD deserved the lead after all the hating!

      • bigbear says:
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        Agreed with DT!

  15. Sid Bream Cream Dreams says:
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    Senor, got treat urner comin back so lookin to deal dejong. Hows about dejong and luke weaver for luis castillo? Huge win right? Hope so bc i threw a buncha trades out there late night buzzed style and they accepted. Stanks!

    • Sid Bream Cream Dreams says:
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      Also should i grab aaron hicks or stash scooter Gennett. Have much more of a need at 2b but scootaloots nowhere close yet right? Stanks holmes

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Hicks

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      seems fair

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      A win for sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

      • Sid Bream Cream Dreams says:
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        Thanks for takin the time yall!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  16. Hunt/Peck says:
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    In a salary cap dynasty league, would you trade Bell for Devers right now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  17. aardvark says:
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    Which side ? Meadows/ Nola or Beni

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      it seems to me that there probably isn’t a huge difference between Meadows and Beni
      maybe it’s just me

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      It’s fair, I want Beni.

      Slappy could be right though…

      • The Harrow says:
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        if bigger meadows MLB sample size… doubt most comfortable saying we’re there yet though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  18. Hunt/Peck says:
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    In a salary cap dynasty league, would you trade Bell for Devers?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      It’s fair. Depending on salary, I prefer Devers. Bell will come back down to earth IMO.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bell

  19. Jogon says:
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    I need to drop a 2B : Huera, Guriel or Odor ?

    Is Folty drop material ?

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      Odor
      Folty can be dropped imo

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Gurriel for me

      Probably, who are you dropping him for? I’m still holding out hope in deeper leagues…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop Folty, Odor, Gurriel, that order

  20. Racehorse says:
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    C.J. Cron or Robbie Cano ROS?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Cano for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

  21. Eddie the Mush says:
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    Now that Ender Inciarte has a fake injury, I am ready to for reals drop him from my team. Because he is a $17 pile of manure on my team, I can’t bench him or I will go over my bench salary cap limit. Do I continue to start him in the hopes that he turns it around or is it time to drop him? My options are not great for replacements but would you rather have Ender Inciarte or:
    -Alex Verdugo
    -Leonys Martin
    -Ian Desmond
    -David Fletcher

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      bench salary cap? what madness is this?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Verdugo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  22. HamPorter says:
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    Good Morning Grey & Mr. Teeth,

    Grey I asked the other day about dropping Healy or Urshela in a 10 team only AL roto league. I agreed with Healy, but does that change for you with Seager coming and Anduiar likely out for an extended period of time? Maybe I’m over thinking things

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hey Ham,

      Not sure what the question was exactly but Urshela also probably loses out when Didi returns.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT — plus Urshela is not good, and Healy is when he plays

  23. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    ***bulk alert****

    Stanek opening for the Rays, likely handing off for a multi-inning appearance by Jalen Beeks (Chirinos pitched a few days ago). Wilmer Font for the Mets doesn’t appear to be totally stretched out, though will not function as an opener, so it wouldn’t surprise me to see Gsellman get a multi-inning relief outing.

    Gray- I’ve got Huira and Nicky Lopez, if possible does it make sense to hold on to both to see if one takes off? If not, it seems like you like Huira much more than Lopez, correct?

    Thanks!

    • Pine Tar Incident says:
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      I also think it’s likely Detroit’s bullpen gets significant action today, unfortunately the most likely targets have pitched recently (Farmer, Reininger). I’d gamble on Nick Ramirez who had significant work last Soto start.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hold both if possible, Hiura if you can only keep one.

    • knucks says:
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      You da man. Hope its Beeks.

      Also yes its def Keston over Nicky.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice on Beeks!

      Agree with DT

  24. bacca72 says:
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    5×5 obp 12 team.

    Drop Lastella for Riley? (Prob a dumb question)

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      I don’t think it’s dumb
      also interested in what the Razzmasters have to say about this

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Riley, but not dumb at all with how La Stella is hitting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  25. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    16 team H2H DYNASTY LEAGUE

    Start :

    Arrieta vs MIL?
    Maeda vs SD?

    THANKYOU!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Start both

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        Thanks DT.

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        I’m 6-0. I have Goodrum bc of his multi position eligibility. But he’s disappeared.

        I have $ for only 1 more FA ROS. Drop Goodrum and p/u Ronny Rodriguez (elgible all infield positions) for ROS?

        Or hold?

        Thanks

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Nah save your one move…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  26. Mojoman says:
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    funny write up as usual :)
    Hello Grey, Hello DT.

    My SB is mess, so wanna upgrade but I don’t want SB – one tool guy. could Buxton be my guy for Ros? Will power come? If right, is my Musgrove for his Buxton fair?

    Thanks :)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hey Mojo,

      I’m a Buxton believer. I think he’ll hit 15+ homers if he can stay healthy, and I’d make that swap. Grey thinks Buxton is trash fwiw.

      No problem.

      • WhiteRabbit says:
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        *agrees with Donkey* – Buxton ramps up slow but always seem to dominate at every level

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I’d take Buxton if I needed SB

  27. Wonderk1nd says:
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    A. With hampson being sent down, is Brendan Rodgers a priority pickup?

    B. Aledmys diaz or Tommy Lastella? short term and ROS please and thank you.

    C. If you had to drop one of Mercado or Nicky lopez to activate Austin Riley who would you choose?

    D. Another mediocre outing from Flaherty, is he still a buy?

    There’s no E

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      A. He’s worth a stash if you have the space but not a priority pick up for me
      B. La Stella for both but don’t trust either ROS
      C. I’d drop Lopez
      D. I’m still buying

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Agree with DT
      B. Agree with DT
      C. I’d lose Mercado
      D. Agree with DT

  28. Slappy Jack says:
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    I remember Caleb Smith being really good last year too
    right up until mid-May *checks calendar *
    then he turned back into a 4.50+ ERA pumpkin for the next six weeks before getting hurt.
    I’m not bitter, you are!

    Real question tho:
    How would you rank A.Riley, Ronny Rodriguez, T. LaStella?
    I find RRod’s slight SB potential intriguing

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Riley, La Stella, Ronny for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully a year older helps him avoid growing pains

      Riley, Ronny

      • Slappy Jack says:
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        thanks fellas

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  29. Jimmy suitcase says:
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    You dropping Inciarte or Peraza for Riley?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yes, Inciarte first if you have no IL space but can lose Peraza too at this point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  30. papasmurf says:
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    Streamed Ludlow yesterday on a light-schedule day and he went 0fer. Then dropped him…
    Started Garver 6 times today, he had 2 hits… before yesterday… finally homered like he did every other game when not in my lineup and he gets hurt. Typical smurf/

    That ankle injury looked terrible hope he recovers soon.

    Yeah Giancarlo enjoying his bachelor life too much to go back on the field.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, is that what’s going on with Giancarlo?

  31. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write-up! Would you drop Christian Walker for any of the following?

    What’s available on the wire:
    -Matt Olson
    -Jose Martinez
    -Keston Hiura
    -Ronny Rodriguez
    -Austin Riley
    -Yuli Gurriel

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Looks shallow, I’d want the Hiura upside.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with DT

  32. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Both my rosters are faulty with Folty and for that matter Stupid with Stanton. I’m going to hang on toi Stanton but is it time to just give up on Fotleneitcz? ( the iphone autocorrect does’nt like that name)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Who are your replacement options?

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        These are all available…………..i also have Peraza and alonso yonder i could drop for position players they are not doing much on my bench.

        current staff chrinos, junis, mion, stroman, diego castillo, cishek, peacock, robles, romo, Foltynewicz

        available
        Brandon Woodruff
        Martin Perez
        Lucas Giolito
        Mike Leake
        Aaron Sanchez
        Tanner Roark
        Reynaldo Lopez
        Lance Lynn
        Mike Fiers
        Trevor Williams
        Brett Anderson
        Adam Wainwright
        Andrew Cashner
        Homer Bailey
        Matt Shoemaker

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Who is Mion? Try Giolito over Folty, Woodruff over Junis, and Perez over Stroman.

          Can probably move on from Yonder and Peraza depending on who is available there…

          • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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            Sorry “mion” is Minor as in Mike Minor………damn auto correct……..

            thanks it is worth a try my pitching can’t do much worse…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  33. Cable says:
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    H/H points..ROS

    Hiura or Senzel

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Senzel for me but could change quickly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  34. Cable says:
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    H/H points …ROS

    Puig or A Riley

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Puig

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  35. DrewChainz says:
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    Should I drop Chavis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  36. Game of Throws says:
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    I just want to say I appreciate your Game of Puns.

    Villar morghulis

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      Hey I know you, you scooped up Riley at 4:06 am in our league! well played
      -Beer League Kings

      • Game Of Throws says:
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        Haha not me. But thats probably what the guy who picked up Riley at 4:06 am would say anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  37. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    Drop Inciarte for Riley, Ronny or Aledmys?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Riley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

    • crimedog says:
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      Rowdy Ronny Tiger!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

        • crimedog says:
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          For all the great work done by you and Rudy (and everyone else) this nickname might be the best of it all. Can’t get enough of it since I heard it on the pod

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            HAHA

  38. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    I picked up Riley in two leagues. Do you agree on each:
    1. Dropped Tapia
    2. Dropped Myers

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Tapia is close but no issue with it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  39. Tom says:
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    What are the odds Harper ends up with a BA of .260 or above with 30+ homers?
    Completely agree the Giancarlo injury thing is beyond bizarre.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’ll say 30% he hits .260+ and 75% he hits 30+ homers

      So I guess I’m saying not great…

    • white says:
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      kinda sucks we have to eat his first half stats but last year he batted just above .200 until late June and then took off. He hit .300 in the 2nd half and ended up with 34 dingers. all said, i agree with DT

    • white says:
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      kinda sucks we have to eat his first half stats but last year he batted just above .200 until late June and then took off. He hit .300 in the 2nd half and ended up with 34 dingers. all said, i agree with DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He seems to be a .255 hitter now with 30 HRs, so 45/55 he sneaks above .260

  40. Jim says:
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    8 team nl only roto league….I have the number 1 waiver spot so I could claim hiura. Is he a difference maker or should I wait until the trade deadline and hope someone better from the AL gets moved to the NL? My middle infield is shaw, Rosario and murphy and my 2 flex are kingery/mcmahon and tatis. We also protect 8 so I also could protect hiura or whomever for next season.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d use it on Hiura, he can be a difference maker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  41. Mike-y Mouse says:
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    Grey,

    Speaking of a potential buying opportunity with Jose Ramirez…

    Which side do you prefer?

    JD and Donaldson
    for
    Jose Ramirez

    Its an 8 team OBP/SLG keeper league.

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      JD side for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  42. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    So many prospects (that I’ve missed in faab by like a dollar on!). In a 12 team keeper mixed, what are you bidding (out of 100 faab) to get:

    Riley
    C Martin (the Houston sp)
    Nicky

    Also, (other league) would you take Riley and/or Nicky over Fletcher or STELLA! ?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Riley $8
      Martin $3
      Nicky $2

      I’d want both Riley and Lopez over Fletcher and La Stella.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DT’s sound fine — what did other rookie callups go for out of curiosity? Cause Riley might be above that

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks. Some guys like Hiura were already owned. Chavis and those types went for $3 (lowest) to $6 (highest so far). $5 was the winning bid a lot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Riley struggles he could get sent down if Ender gets healthy/right

  43. Cable says:
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    H/H points..ROS
    A Riley or Hiura…

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hiura for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  44. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Urias is an asshole. But unfortunately (even though I own him in a couple places) also someone who I imagine will be back playing baseball for the Dodgers sooner rather than later considering the light penalties levied in these situations.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I don’t know… Once it first happens, you have charges being dropped, suspensions being discussed all while a guy is on leave

  45. stayinhot says:
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    Afternoon Grey and DT, hope all is good.

    So thanks to a comment yesterday I grabbed Lopez, yay. Then I just happened to be browsing Twitter when Huira gets promoted, grabbed him. Double yay.

    So now I have a log jam, it’s a 14 team (keep 5) 6×6 with OPS,
    Could you please rank the following ros,

    Story, Villar, Huira, Peraza, Chavis, Lopez.

    A lady in my league (who is not prematurely balding) is a Royals fan. Is offering Hunter Dozier and Lopez enough to get Aguilar? Or should I hold? She will read this so I know I can’t”exploit” her.

    Thanks again.

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      I would just hold Dozier amigo

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Story, Villar, Hiura, Chavis, Lopez, Peraza

      I’d just keep Dozier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d flip Chavis and Hiura in DT’s list, but otherwise agree

      • alied says:
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        Ah guys come on….you can’t help a lady out here?!

  46. Steve says:
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    1. Aledmys or Ronny? 14T obp
    2. Alvarado or Cishek?
    3. Hiura or Riley over D Santana or Olson 10T 5×5

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. I’d try Ronny but coin flip
      2. Cishek
      3. Assuming that’s Domingo, hold him. I’d take Hiura over Olson.

      • Steve says:
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        It is Domingo, thanks!

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          No problem!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  47. elguaponerte says:
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    Robles or Meadows? ROS… I was offered any of those for my Caleb Smith.

    Or keep Caleb?

    Roto, 18 team, re draft.

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Robles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  48. RotoSlayer says:
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    What should owners do with Luis Severino? Hold/drop? I could use the DL slot, but I don’t want to drop if we think he will actually come back strong after the All-Star break.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hold if you have the IL slot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold, prolly lost season tho

  49. Murph says:
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    Hey guys
    1 Just grabbed Oscar Mercado – keep him or cut him for Austin Riley? (although i wouldnt have anywhere to play him until he gains OF eligibility)
    2 Keep Eickoff (vs Rockies in Philly this weekend) or cut him for Corbin Martin (@ Red Sox)?
    Thanks!!!!!!!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Needs based…Mercado if you need steals, Riley if you don’t.
      2. I prefer Corbin Martin but not starting him @ Boston

      • Murph says:
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        I am decent in steals and have Mallex on the bench…so… Riley?

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Yea I’d try Riley

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can try Riley if you don’t need SBs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold 2. Hold

  50. Clifford says:
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    Pick 2 to drop to get Hiura and shortly Eloy into the lineup: B. Lowe, Piscotty, Olson, Escobar

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Lowe and Piscotty for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Clifford says:
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        Thanks both!

  51. Bill Buttlicker says:
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    Flipped Corbin for JoRam yesterday. Fair buy-low or did I give up too much considering how bad Ramirez has been slumping?

    Also, with Corbin soon to be off my team, I could probably use some pitching help. What do you think a fair SP return would be for Rizzo or Gallo? (10-team league)

    Thanks as always, Grey and the rest of the Razzball crew!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Good deal, I’d want JoRam.

      Rizzo for Carrasco, Marquez, Buehler, Flaherty or Luis Castillo.

      Gallo for Flaherty, Castillo, Ryu, or Greinke.

      • Bill Buttlicker says:
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        Very helpful. Much appreciated, DT! Have a good one.

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          No problem, you too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  52. Kas says:
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    Let me preface this by saying, thank the almighty father of baseball for giving me a reason to finally drop Travis Shaw. Bye-bye Trav, you bum! Keston or Schoop ROS?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Keston

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I hear that — Agree with DT

  53. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    By the way another great headline……..

    “Hiura Not Gonna Believe This But I Was Keston The Lips By The Brewers”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s Rudy

  54. Larry David's Sense of Propriety says:
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    Just picked up Hiura in a 12-team redraft and got a text message from a thirsty (but usually sensible) competitor an hour later. Assuming starting pitching and MI are relatively equal needs, what’s a tier of SP you’d aim for in a trade? Like a sturdy Cole Hamels type enuff for an unproven prospect, or aim much much higher?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I think that’s about the right area, but would try for someone in that range that isn’t so old….Robbie Ray, Caleb Smith, Domingo German, Kyle Hendricks, Soroka, etc.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  55. Thesportsguy says:
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    10 team AL 5×5..without knowing extra details..who wins?

    Mondesi, Martin Perez and Kiner Falefa for Bogaerts, Vogelbach and Canha

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Mondesi side, not that close for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  56. Brett says:
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    Drop B. Lowe for LA Stella?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      La Stella if you can just play the hot hand

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  57. William Hung says:
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    My ragtag SAGNOF crew just isn’t getting the job done anymore – what animal do I need to sacrifice to cause another closepocolypse?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Anything but a Donkey

      • William Hung says:
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        I regret immensely dropping Matt Barnes for Pedro Strop to chase SVs… it totally looked like Brasier had a firm grip on SVs like 2 weeks ago – now I’m not even sure Brasier is even rosterable, unfortunately I don’t know who I’d replace him with. I was leaning Moronta but now he’s kinda shitting the bed too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just picked up Taylor Rogers, but I’m worried you’re going to jinx him

      • William Hung says:
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        Rogers is already on another team, so I can’t jinx him

  58. Ciwa says:
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    Lucchesi vs PIT or Bassitt @ DET?

    Thanks from Italy for the marvelous daily report, as usual

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Both? Lucchesi if you can only choose one.

      • Ciwa says:
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        I have to replace that damned women beater of Urias and I want a soft start for the week with an eye to ROS projs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re welcome! Agree with DT

  59. Let's Play Two says:
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    Standard season-long roto – R / HR / RBI / SB / AVG

    Which side?

    1. Machado or Rendon

    2. E. Rosario or JD Martinez

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Machado
      2. JD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  60. brett says:
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    Can you rank: Hiura, Riley and Y Gurrel. Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      You ranked em

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  61. Scuffy McGee says:
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    12 tm h2h

    1B – Edwin E.
    2B – Baez
    3B – H Dozier
    SS – Mondesi
    OF – Rosario
    OF – Yelich
    OF – Bellinger
    UTI – Conforto
    UTI – Muncy
    BN – Dahl
    DL – Eloy

    Any room for Riley with a drop from this lineup?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want him over Edwin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  62. Ozzie Albie's Helmet says:
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    Almost a year ago to the day, I got so much shit from fantasy baseball circles for trading (in my dynasty 10×10 H2H Categories) my Jose Ramirez, Joey Votto, and James Paxton for Trea Turner, Alex Bregman, and AJ Puk.

    Thank you for being the Scatman Crothers to my Danny Torrance and showing me the way of the fantasy baseball shining. Or are you Shelley Duvall? This analogy is getting away from me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Nice

  63. Johnson says:
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    2 Qs:
    Is Escobar worth a #1 claim if my only SS is Schoop?
    Are Stripling and Heaney (taking a bench spot) droppable to stash Rodgers and/or Gallen?

    Thx

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      #1 claim depends on your league…if it’s shallow probably just see if he clears.

      I wouldn’t waste a bench spot on Heaney and would move on from Stripling in most leagues. Those are both solid stashes if you have plenty of bench space.

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      whoa Stripling hasn’t pitched since May 5th… wonder what’s up with that

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  64. Let's Play Two says:
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    Standard season-long roto – R / HR / RBI / SB / AVG

    Which side?

    1. Machado or Rendon

    2. E. Rosario or JD Martinez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  65. Schwab says:
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    For the rest of the year.
    Hiura or LeMahieu?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hiura

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  66. ashtray says:
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    Tuchman, c. Davis, gardner’s, or renato worth a stream to take advantage of the doubleheader? 14 team OPS league. Would have to cut cristin Stewart so no big loss.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Gardner, O’s pitching is bad…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He knows too well now

  67. El Famous Burrito says:
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    I don’t care how he pronounces his name, I vote that Jordan Luplow should henceforth be referred to as Mr. Plow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • frankgrimes says:
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      Nice!

  68. JC says:
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    My Hoskins and Myers for his Whit and E Diaz. I could use speed and saves. He needs power. Is this fair?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure, it’s fair.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  69. hothot says:
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    10 team OPS+Holds H2H Keeper League (2 teams dropped last minute, ugh):

    A) Should you carry a Bench Bat in H2H leagues if your Hitters are relatively elite across the board?
    B) If not, should I drop my Streaming Catcher Slot, Reyes or Aguilar to pick up another arm?
    C) Ever consider dropping both my Bench Bat & my Streaming Catcher?
    D) Drop Jeffress?

    C Astudillo, 1B Goldschmidt, 2B Merrifield, 3B Vlad Jr., SS Story
    OF Trout, OF Bellinger, OF Betts
    UT Franmil Reyes
    BN Jesus Aguilar

    SPs: Nola, Corbin, German Marquez, Domingo German, Ed-Rod, Matthew Boyd, Strahm, Glasnow(DL)
    RPs: Chapman, Blake Parker, Luke Jackson, Ottavino, Britton, Jeffress, Strickland (DL), Kelley (DL)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      A) Don’t need to
      B) Which Reyes?
      C) Sure
      D) For who?

      • hothot says:
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        Dammit, my bad. Thanks for replying. Y’all are saints.

        A) Drop Jesus Aguilar or Franmil Reyes for my UTIL slot?
        B) Whoops; OF Franmil Reyes
        C) Pick 2 (or just toss a friggin coin? LOL): Kyle Gibson, Giolito, Gio Gonzalez, Luke Weaver, Porcello
        D) Drop Jeffress for: Robles, LeClerc, Cishek, Lugo, Trivino, Elias, Romo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Aguilar

          C. Weaver, Giolito

          D. Cishek

          • hothot says:
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            Thanks, Grey

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  70. kilkennybrian says:
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    12 team league,
    Start or sit GMarquez?
    -5.9, @BOS

    Start or Sit JOdorizzi?
    -11.6, LAA

    Thanks.

    • William Hung says:
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      wow those are pretty bad SON numbers – I have them both going today, and feel like i’m living dangerously

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d start Marquez and sit Odorizzi…wouldn’t blame anyone for starting Odorizzi the way he’s throwing though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting both

  71. toolshed says:
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    Goldy was hitting .198 with 6 hr on may 22 last year. Finished .290, 33 hr

    Carpenter was hitting .173 with 3 hr on may 18 last year. .finished. 252, 36 hr

    Please tell me Jose Ramirez will have a similar rebound this year. His hard hit rate, exit velocity are higher than last year. Babip way lower. It makes me sick looking at his stats.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d bet he gets to .250 with 25ish homers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I don’t think he’s this bad

  72. 3up3down says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto
    ROS util bat….overall counting stats own Castellanos, Yandy Diaz. Drop which one or hold for Tapia?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  73. Alex says:
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    Should Elias be owned over Blake Parker? 12 team saves league.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Coin flip. I’d take Elias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly go Parker, but agree it’s a coin flip

  74. Keeks says:
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    Sup Grey & DT

    Odorizzi at home vs Angels & Marquez @ Boston are at -12 & -6 respectively on the pitcher planner, throw or sit for each?

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hey Keeks,

      I’d start Marquez and sit Odorizzi…wouldn’t blame anyone for starting Odorizzi the way he’s throwing though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting both

  75. Whatever says:
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    In a 12 team mixed league using OBP, i am thinking of promoting Vlad from my minors. Who would you drop to promote Vlad?

    Brian Dozier, Ender Inciarte, Hunter Pence, Danny Santana?

    Thanks,

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d lose Santana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

    • Whatever says:
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      Thanks Guys

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

  76. Jr says:
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    Who would you prefer in a h2h dynasty league: Kluber or Verlander?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Verlander

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  77. Will says:
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    Just what in the heck has gotten into Harper? Strikeout rate a career high 31%. Contact rate a career low 62%. He’s still got an .800 OPS due to all the walks but he looks lost at the plate. Oh and Philly fans must be enjoying his .169/.390/.744 performance at home with only 4 HRs and 29 strikeouts in 77 at-bats. He had a weak first half last year but great second half, can he do that again this season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I imagine he’ll come out of it at some point — all signs are pointing to him being a .250-ish hitter now

  78. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    Additional information on Hiura:
    His K-rate in AAA this year is a bit misleading. He had 24 Ks 1 BB in his first 68 ABs, but then had 16 Ks and 14 BB in his last 65 ABs. It took him a minute to adjust to the level, but he did in impressive fashion. I think this bodes well for him on the MLB stage, as a little inside baseball, this kid LURVES baseball and legit enjoys the challenge, so he has the work ethic and drive to spend the time to learn and become better. I would not be surprised to see him have some Chavis-like success, though i think Chavis will be exposed a bit as the season goes on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Good stuff!

    • knucks says:
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      Todd, your posts are great, have you considered writing and submitting anything to Razz as an article? I can settle for your comments for now, but think you’d kill it if you aren’t already writing

      • Coolwhip

        Todd25 says:
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        thanks knucks, appreciate the kind words. believe it or not, i’m busy AF lol, with a 2nd kid due soon, so i just chime in here and there when i have time. So don’t be surprised if there’s stretches i say nothing. Maybe in the future…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Any time, let me know

      • Stumanji! says:
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        Agree. I’m enjoying/using your insights & analyses. Keep it coming.

  79. Justin Ralph says:
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    Drop Muncy for Riley?

    • Blaster says:
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      Jerad Eickhoff or Martin Perez?

      Drop Jurickson Profar for Kike Hernandez, Ronny Rodriguez, or Aledmys Diaz?

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        I’d go Perez and Kike

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Muncy over Riley

  80. Worm Burner says:
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    Trade analyzer still loves Giancarlo ($35.90), but should I try to move him for someone like Rhys Hoskins ($21.60) at this point?

    Which side for ROS only?

    Thank you!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Stanton but depends where your team is at in the standings

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  81. WhiteRabbit says:
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    hey @Grey, that scooby doo ref was pretty funny … *quietly moves away from Grey* … *lightning strikes grey*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why lightning?

      • WhiteRabbit says:
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        for disregarding political correctness and making a funny racially sensitive joke. Keep up the good work! (by the way, i’m half asian)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, gotcha, thanks! That was Rudy’s joke, I’m way more culturally sensitive *looks both ways, slowly walks out of the room*

  82. Kailuaboy says:
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    Devers, Dozier or Carp?
    Huria or The Moose?

    Aloha!

    • Kailuaboy says:
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      Riley is in the mix now as well

    • Kailuaboy says:
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      Riley is in the mix now as well

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Dozier and Hiura

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  83. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Drop Alvarado or Barnes for Elias? Saves only, no holds league, thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Can lose Alvarado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  84. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Points league so apple and oranges comps……Austin Riley over Yandy Diaz? could also drop K Gibson, M Perez or Lucchessi. Dahl still has a long leash for now…..

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d cut Lucchesi for Riley. Gibson works too.

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        thanks DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  85. Donald says:
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    Thanks to all for your help this year. Please rank: M. Carpenter, M. Chavis, H.Dozier, A. Riley for ROS. Thanks again.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Dozier, Chavis, Riley, Carpenter for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  86. Dave says:
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    Hello Grey
    Please rank
    Giolito, Eickhoff, Woodruff, Odorizzi
    All streamers in a 12 team standard 5×5?
    Thank you

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Giolito, Woodruff, Odorizzi for me.
      Depends how large your benches are…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  87. Dave says:
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    Hi Grey, Whaddya think of Dozier and Tapia for Benintendi? I already have Rendon/Chapman/Bregman/Abreu/Olson holding down the corners.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Benintendi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  88. johnnyhobbes says:
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    M Barnes over Presley in points league holds are 3 pts and saves 5 points. as I’m writing this I’m already saying its Barnes…. how about Diego Castillo or Presley?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Pressly over Castillo

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        thanks DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  89. Matty says:
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    Is there a glossary term for the roller coaster of emotions you go through while watching a game like Folty’s last night? You see that he’s got a sky high ERA, then you’re relieved because it’s 3 ER divided by less than an inning so he can still turn it around for a quality start (which is a crazy hope that I harbor a lot), then he gives up another ER in the 3rd, so now if he goes 8 IP it can still be respectable, then he gives up another in the 4th, and then you’re just hoping for a mercy kill.

    It felt like Death by a Thousand Cuts because any one of those innings wouldn’t have ruined my week of pitching, but he certainly managed to do that for me in the end.

    I’m hoping for an ineffective list stint for him so I don’t have to make hard choices in my deep dynasty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He can’t be started in any leagues, if you have to hold him in a dynasty, I’d put him on my bench

  90. Jah says:
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    i had to remove Vlady from my daily lineup in order for him to get out of his slump. You are all very welcome.

    10-team H2H points league (K’s, IP and W’s). Need to choose one of these starts:
    Darvish @ CIN (Gray)
    Arietta v. MIL (Gonzales)
    Teheran v. STL (Wainwright)

    Who you going with?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Don’t love any…Darvish

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrietta

  91. Immaculate Inning says:
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    Chavis or Albies?

    How close are they?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Albies, not that close for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  92. citizen5 says:
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    Does it make sense to drop Andujar at this point and pick up Riley?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  93. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Morning Grey! Got a variety of shallow 10-team mixed league 5×5 roto questions for ya, yay!

    1) Please rank moving forward (no specific category, just overall value): Tapia, Soler, Winker, Riley

    2) Please rank moving forward: Quintana, Strahm, Giolito, Fried

    3) Please rank moving forward (no specific category, just overall value): Ronny Rod, La Stella, Fletcher, Nicky Lopez

    4) We feeling good about starting both Ed Rod and Marquez today? Marquez away from Coors usually a no brainier, but Sox scaring me right now and SON hates it $-5.9

    5) Sorry for the difficult keeper question, but trying to get a gauge on Senzel’s value in a keeper league. Assuming he stays healthy this year (I know thats a huge IF) do you see him as a top 30 guy next year, top 50, 75, 100? Sorry I know thats a tough question!

    Thanks Grey!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) Riley, Tapia, Soler
      2)Strahm, Fried, Quintana
      3) Lopez, La Stella, Ronny Rod
      4) I’m starting both, feel pretty good about it
      5) Top 50ish

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Agree with DT 2. Agree with DT 3. Ronny, Lopez 4. Not good, but am starting them 5. Agree with DT

      • Laguna BobbyI says:
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        You two are wonderful, thank you both!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  94. Mo Money says:
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    Deep 16 team points league. Where are you ranking Cease, Mize, Gallen ROS?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Mize in his own tier, then Cease, Gallen, but coin flip on those two. Guessing we see Gallen first.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallen will be up in next few weeks, maybe Cease too… Not sure we see Mize

  95. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In a 10 team roto 6×6 (OPS), who would you rather have ROS

    Realmuto or Garver

    I’ve got some surplus hitters and could likely acquire Realmuto somewhat easily

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Realmuto

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        Thanks, DT!

        I’ve got a shot to acquire Realumto/Yates for Dan Murphy/Tim Anderson.

        I have Trea coming back and Chavis/Senzel to take over for Murphy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson side

  96. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team keeper league, being offered this trade. I give Snell (14th) and W. Contreras (10th) and get Robles (3rd), Buehler (12th) and Luzardo (16th). I have been looking to trade Contreras since I also have Grandal, but not sure if Robles warrants keeping at that price. Yay or nay on this deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nay

  97. bacca72 says:
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    12 team OBP. 5×5 Saves+Holds.

    Need to catch up in saves+holds. What tier of reliever should I trade Shin Soo Choo for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can you get Giles tier?

      • bacca72 says:
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        Will go for it. Saves should be valued less but we will see by how much

  98. Sean says:
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    12Team H2H Current Roster

    C- Contreras
    1B – Aguilar
    2B – Albies
    3B – W. Myers, Escobar
    SS – DeJong, Andrus
    OF – Benintendi, Santana, S. Marte, Soto

    Is Huira or Riley (depending on waiver situation) better than anyone on the current roster? Also with T. Turner coming back soon who’s the drop ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Aguilar or Andrus is drop, depends on Andrus’s injury

        • Sean says:
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          Thanks. Aguilar is my only 1B eligible player right now so I guess Andrus it is unless he gets IL’d. Drafted Aguilar and Shaw together has worked out so well.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

  99. Omar says:
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    10 team Weekly Cats -6×5 (Standard + OPS)

    Give: Story, JoRam, Alonso

    Get: Trout, Yandy, Buxton

    \*\*Would be rolling with Tatis at SS ROS (waiver wire until he returns – Seager, Simmons, Rodriguez, Urshela, Kike, etc.) and a combo of Hiura/Chavis at 2b. Voit/Yandy combo at 1b. All players can be kept thru 2020 (max 3 per team). Story and JoRam are potential keepers on my squad now (other possibilities are JD & Soto).

    Hate giving up Story and passing on the potential rebound for JoRam, but having 1.75 years of Trout in his prime is tantalizing. Am i giving too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good for Trout

  100. JC says:
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    Start German Marquez in Boston, 12 team roto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  101. Test Kitchen says:
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    Thought I posted a comment but can’t find it now so apologies if this is a repeat:

    Which side do you prefer in an OBP/SLG 8 team keeper league:

    JD and Dolandson
    or
    Jose Ramirez

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

      • Test Kitchen says:
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        Thanks. Is it in the neighborhood or nah? I see JD as better this year but 4 category guy while Jose is 5 category.

        The team getting Jose is hoping to compete next year, team getting JD is trying to win this year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want JD over Jo-Ram, then you’re throwing in an extra piece

          • Test Kitchen says:
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            Gotcha, much appreciated.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  102. Filkarri says:
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    With Garver out it looks like my options are Lucroy, Castro and… that’s basically it. OBP league. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucroy

  103. waffles says:
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    in a 10 team league where i feel very confident I’ll make playoffs and get a bye, does it make sense to trade Paddack for Edwin Diaz given shut down concerns w Paddack?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, trade a lesser piece for a lesser RP

  104. prestige says:
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    15 team league:

    My Team:

    C: Vasquez
    1B: Hosmer
    2B: Albies
    3B: Arenado
    SS: Baez
    OF: Springer
    OF: Ozuna
    OF: Dyson
    OF: Goodrum
    MI: Segura
    CI: Hosmer
    Util: R Rodriguez
    Bench: M Williamson
    Bench: Fowler
    Bench: Fletcher

    My hitting is pretty stacked, but with the new guys you are recommending, what moves should I make?

    N Lopez, Mercado and Hiura are all available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hiura over Fletcher

    • prestige says:
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      And add Riley to the available too

  105. Shujun says:
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    What do you think about buying low on Benintendi, Mallex, and Gregorius for Caleb Smith, Gregory Polanco, and Marco Gonzales in a 12 team standard plus OBP/SLG and QS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi side

      • Shujun says:
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        I definitely agree with your Caleb Smith part today, but figured this was a safe profit that’d be hard to pass up…thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  106. letsgobravos says:
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    Was just offered Benintendi for John Gray. Could not hit accept fast enough on that one.

    I already had too many bats prior to this so I am going to have to flip 1-2 for a pitcher. Here’s my current roster.

    C- James McCann
    1- Hoskins
    2- Jo Ram
    3- Suarez
    SS- Machado
    OF- Benintendi
    OF- Gallo
    OF- Conforto
    Util- Encarnacion
    Util- Hunter Dozier
    Bn- Domingo Santana, Eduardo Escobar, Victor Robles, Oscar Mercado, Austin Riley

    SP- Bauer, Corbin, Caleb Smith, Eflin, Marco Gonzalez,
    RP- Shane Green, Luke Jackson, Caleb Martin, Givens

    DL- Clevinger, Strickland, Robertson

    Obviously way too many hitters. I grabbed Riley and Mercado yesterday and either could be a drop if they don’t hit. I don’t think I have anyone else who is drop though. Any ideas on pitchers that are good buy lows would be appreciated. Looking at Grey’s preseason ranks, Nola Syndergard and Carrasco are ace level guys who have both been disappointing thus far.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      Oh yeah, forgot to note league is 12 teams H2H 6×6 (OBP + QS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco or Wheeler seem decent buy lows

      • letsgobravos says:
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        Ok, thanks! What’s your take on Nola? He’s off the most of the elite guys in your rankings. Same guy who traded me Beni for Gray has Nola so I could probably strike a favorable deal. I don’t want to buy low though if there is something wrong that’s caused him to crater so far this year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nola looks broke right now, I’d ignore that headache

          • letsgobravos says:
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            Thanks. I’ll avoid him.

            Carrasco owner has 5 bench bats already so unfortunately he doesn’t need any more hitters. A different owner has Snell and Wheeler and is weak at 3b. What do you think of Hunter Dozier + Caleb Smith for Snell? Not sure he would take that, but with Smith’s likely inning cap, it would be nice to flip him for someone who will help me during the playoffs.

            I also have Suarez, Machado and Jo Ram eligible at 3b so could try to do something inovlving one of those guys as well.

            If he won’t deal Snell, could try Suarez for Wheeler although I feel like I am losing on that deal based on preseason rankings.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d take Snell

              • letsgobravos says:
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                Snell owner countered by offering Snell for my Machado. Not going to agree to that. He also has Wheeler, but still feel like I would be selling too low on Machado for Snell + Wheeler. My offense is fairly loaded and I do worry that Machado may not be the same guy away from Camden Yards though. How much of a return should I look to get on Machado?

                • letsgobravos says:
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                  In the interim, I threw out Domingo Santana for Wheeler.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I wouldn’t trade Machado for an arm

                  • letsgobravos says:
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                    Thanks. Figured that would be your take. Waiting on his response now for my Domingo for Wheeler offer.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

  107. TC says:
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    Follow up to the other day. Would you trade Christian Walker and Brandion Lowe to get Conforto or Brantley in a keeper? You guys were a hold when the return might be JBell. Thanks. Looking to upgrade some of my OF that has Piscotty and McCutchen along with Castellanos. Standard categories.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Conforto

  108. jose says:
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    Aledmys Diaz or Riley for a util spot?

    Starting G Marquez @Bos? SON isn’t a fan…

    Thanks, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Riley

      I’d starting him

      • jose says:
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        Riley, thanks!

        I’ve been starting him everywhere, but for some reason, thought I needed to ask today…

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  109. Thom says:
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    Have to drop one of the following:

    Sano, Chavis, Br. Lowe, Oscar Mercado
    6 category league, need help across the board.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

  110. Cohen says:
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    Better streamer this weekend ?
    Lucchessi home vs Pit or
    Giolito home vs Tor
    SON likes both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giolito

  111. uncle ernie says:
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    Would you take a flier on Voto in a trade like this. My Abreu for his Votto and Brendan Rodgers. I know he’s not up until mid June but I think he makes this deal work. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  112. Blergball says:
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    Nola for Senzel in NL Only keeper? Senzel can be kept two more seasons after this one, Nola can’t be kept anymore after this season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  113. Harley Earl says:
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    Really appreciate the update today and the comments on Hiura and Riley!

    I have had them both in a dynasty league for two years sitting on my minor league roster. They’re now on the Big Boy team. These guys are my future, so I’m really hoping they’re as good as they’re labeled!

    BTW, the Jared Eickhoff – Jerkoff comment was classic Razzball. LMFAO. Well played my friend. Well played.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  114. Lindorphins says:
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    How would you rank Harper, Stanton, Benintendi and Bryant ROS? That’s how you ranked them in the preseason. Just wondering if injuries / performance have shuffled things around looking at the rest of the year. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi, Bryant, Harper

  115. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Heads up, Beeks is bulk guy for Rays tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  116. erad says:
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    Sorry about Garver everyone, after losing Turner, Judge, Altuve, Glasnow – I figured hey this Mitch Garver fella looks like he belongs on the IL, so I picked him up!

    Flaherty has been so frustrating he doesn’t even get a write up. He seems like my version of Luis Castillo this year. Stuff looks fine, just can’t find the command – until next year when I’m off him, and he puts it all together for a top 10 SP year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why’d you have to put your hands on him?

  117. ctrengove says:
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    Hi Grey.

    I was able to snag Keston Hiura this morning; looks like opponents missed the news.

    But now I have an uber log-jam at MIF:
    Ozzie Albies
    Gleyber Torres
    Jean Segura
    Brandon Lowe
    Keston Hiura
    Fernando Tatis on the IL

    With 2B, SS, MIF, and UTL, can only play 4 of my potential 6 any given day.

    Your thoughts on whom to try to trade?

    • ctrengove says:
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      Also, this is a points league

      (And Michael Chavis was just made available!!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade Gleyber or Segura

      • ctrengove says:
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        Cheers, Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  118. Trade advice please. I am in a Standard 12-team H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS

    I’ve received this trade offer:
    His: Jo-Ram and Puig or H. Dozier
    For
    My: B. Lowe and Vogelbach

    I’d appreciate your thoughts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it and run, with Dozier

      • Thanks Grey. Grateful for all that you do.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  119. Steve says:
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    How would you rank 3B (12t, OPS, roto)

    Escobar, Yuli, Franco, Montcastle (stash)

    Need a reliable 3B bad and Riley was scooped up 4 days ago.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Escobar, Franco, Mountcastle

  120. erad says:
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    I’m surprised more commenters haven’t caught on that with Marquez you just YOLO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      YOLO

  121. Dancin Homer says:
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    Good lord, it’s like Oprah is giving away prospects with all the call-ups!

    Was able to snag Hiura & Mercado. Lost out on N. Lopez. Which leads me to my 1st (of 2) question:

    Austin Riley was recently dropped, so he’s on waivers until tomorrow morning. Would you drop any of my below bats for Riley? 12-team, H2H 6×6 (OPS) league

    Roster:
    c: Realmuto
    1b: Alonso
    2b: Chavis
    3b: Machado
    ss: Bogaerts
    if: Hiura
    of: Trout, Gallo, Pederson
    utl: Hunter Dozier
    bn: Mazara, Mercado, Muncy

    Question 2:
    I’m up against the #1 team this week & will need some SP help. Would you drop anyone below to stream some SP’s (ONLY Have 3 moves left this week):

    Current SP’s:
    Nola (1 start left) vs. COL
    Kershaw
    Paddack (1 start left) vs. PIT
    Lucchesi (1 start left) vs. PIT
    Woodruff (1 start left) @ ATL
    Duffy (1 start left) @ LAA
    Chirinos (not sure as he follows the “opener”)

    Thanks in advance and apologies for the long post/ question(s).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mercado

      Duffy, Chirinos

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  122. stevie says:
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    C. Walker or Aguilar ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  123. sal says:
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    would you trade dahl and flahrety for harper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  124. Bbhhi says:
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    Grey;

    Which side of this deal do you like:
    Lindor and Tyler white for Yandy Diaz and Jorge Soler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  125. Kenneth says:
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    Trade Soto (3 years left) $5

    for

    Tatis Jr (4 years left) $7 and Corbin (helping me just this year but I need pitching badly…)

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  126. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    Which sides?

    Domingo Santana & Glasnow for Beni?

    Domingo Santana & Glasnow for JRam?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi — JRam

  127. john says:
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    Do you trust Ronny Rod for the RoS? I’ve stockpiled hitters but need to trade for some pitching, so I’m thinking about trading Segura for a piece.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • john says:
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        Maybe someone else does and bites on a trade…gotta get rid of him before Altuve comes back. Plus I picked up Hiura, and I have Riley in my NA slot….I’ve never had so many hitters in my 15 years of playing fantasy baseball. It’s upsetting.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  128. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    holy shizz La Stella just homered again, smh. it was a just enough 376 ft. dude has got to be the luckiest SOB alive. Don’t hurt my feelings though, lol, go angels. maybe we can flip him for a SP that can keep the ball in the park.

  129. JP says:
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    Who is the odd man out here?

    Aaron Hicks, Votto, F. Reyes or G. Polanco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto

  130. DonnieB says:
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    Mallex,Tapia,Mercado or Nicky ROS?

    How about Giolito,Lucchesi, or Cishek ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia

      Giolito

  131. Mike says:
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    Would you drop Justin Smoak or Franco for La Stella?

    Walks are one of our catagories if it makes a difference, position doesn’t matter.

    THANKS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak

  132. James Bolger says:
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    Sano just activated from IL. Would you pick him up & drop Voit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • Stumanji! says:
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        WHY DOES EVERYBODY WANT TO DROP VOIT??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can’t imagine it

  133. Lucky Dog says:
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    I missed Hiura by 3 mins. Picked up Riley. Do you like him or Oscar Mercado more for power & ave?

    • Coolwhip

      Todd25 says:
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      for power, Riley by a mile… hes got 70 grade raw power

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Riley

  134. Luke says:
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    With Garver down I need a C. Would you move Eaton for Chirinos or Astudillo? So much bleh. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bleh

  135. Patrick says:
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    Please rank Cano Chavis and Hiura.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavis, Hiura

  136. Basement Artie says:
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    Hey Grey great writeup as usual. Picked up Mercado recently but Hiura was already gone. Riley is still available. Drop Mazara for him? Also any idea on Garver’s DL time? Doesn’t seem to be much info out there. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Yes, grab Riley

      Garver sounds out for 10 days

      • Basement Artie says:
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        Thanks on both!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  137. Ryan Horner says:
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    Grey, trade question in a points league for you. Which side do you prefer: Devers/Kershaw or Jose Ramirez/Ray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ray

  138. abmsports23 says:
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    14 team H2H Points Dynasty league with a very deep bench. Sano was just actiavted from my DL today and now I need to clear a spot for him. Who should I drop?

    Piscotty ($5), Goodrum ($1), Peraza ($1), Tapia ($1) or Sano ($1). I also have a few Lynn, Brett Anderson and Margevicious at the end of bench for pitchers but I dont need 4 bench bats and would ratcher have the option for extra starts some weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goodrum

  139. jdred5 says:
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    5×5 14 team Roto: Need hitting and have a slight excess of pitching: Would you trade a struggling Nola for a struggling Harper in a swap of underperforming Phillies?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • jdred5 says:
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        If you had to choose between:

        Woodruff for Yandy Diaz, L Weaver for H Dozier, or Nola for Harper, which deal would you make?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Huh?

          • jdred5 says:
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            Sorry if I was unclear …
            I have the three pitchers in the three proposed deals. Which deal would benefit me the most?
            Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Woodruff

  140. Hutch says:
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    Hiura or DSJ ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hiura prolly

  141. Kong says:
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    Riley over any of the following? I need runs

    Franmil
    Greg Polanco
    Chavis
    DSJ

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DSJ

  142. krazyivan says:
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    When are teams going to start pitching around Jorge Polanco. He is my vote for AL MVP at the Quarter Pole turn. He is mashing the ball right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

    • crimedog says:
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      Hitting way more fly balls and hard contact too.

    • Stumanji! says:
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      He has the highest OPS on my team behind Yelich! All he’s missing is a handful of more RBIs, probably because he bats 2nd.

  143. William Hung says:
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    Odorizzi was swimming along just fine then remembered SON gave him a negative rating so he decided to shit the bed here in the 6th

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

      • William Hung says:
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        He’ll probably still get the W barring a complete collapse of the bullpen, but he was trending towards a bit better than 5.1 IP, 3 R, 2.08 WHIP and 3 Ks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t speak so soon

    • Stumanji! says:
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      Must be something in the Minny water. Gibson did the same thing yesterday… cruised through 5 shutout innings, then let up 3 ER and couldn’t get out of the 6th.

  144. Jimmy Suitcase says:
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    You are not holding Peraza anymore at this point are you? Guy can’t even get in the lineup and just takes up space on my bench. Would you be dropping him for solid middle relievers to help with ratios? I am leading a 14 team 5×5 roto league in ERA, WHIP, and Wins, but can use help in Ks.

    • Jimmy Suitcase says:
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      OR even drop him for someone like Jarrod Dyson and start him when he plays… siting like 10th in steals.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, I own Dyson

        • Jimmy Suitcase says:
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          Sweet – thanks!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah dropped him about ten days ago

  145. Joeg414 says:
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    Cut Kiki or Kendrick for LaStella ? Deep 6×6 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kendrick

  146. Cable says:
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    .why isn’t Razzball charging for all this great information everyone else does

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We’re dumb

  147. J-Money says:
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    Whatup G,

    Sorry if this double posts, but are you starting Strahm @ LAD tonight?

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  148. T Cole Anderson says:
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    12 team H2H SO -1
    add chavis for any ofthe following
    Moustakas
    Yandy Diaz
    Kepler

    Kepler and moustakas currently starting but have senzel on the bench as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Kepler

      • T Cole Anderson says:
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        thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  149. 3mango says:
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    Dropping Chavis would be an utter Chavisty! Picked him up 4/26 and riding this train til it crashes!
    Separately, In Roto 10-Team QS league: currently own Skaggs and Gonzalez as backup behind Carrasco, Archer,Ryu,Paddock. Keep either or dump altogether and stream as necessary?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice… stream Skaggs

  150. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Shallow 10-team 5×5 roto mixed Keeper league. Olson or Hiura? No specific category needed, simply who would you rather own in a keeper moving forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hiura

  151. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    12 tm roto 6×6 (qs + ops) – which side do you prefer?

    Strasburg + Odor or Ray + Donaldson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strasburg

  152. Michael DePinto says:
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    I am in one of those odd situations you mentioned where I have Franmil Reyes and Eduardo Escobar and can’t believe I would think of dropping either one to activate Soto. The only other legitimate drop candidates is Dahl or Matt Olson..

    What would you do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eduardo or Olson, prolly former

  153. Restitution says:
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    Kris Bryant or Daniel Murphy ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant

  154. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Would you drop Eric Sogard for Josh Walsh?

    • Scott Kimmel says:
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      i meant Jared Walsh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        ok cool. I am trying to trade Albert PUjols ($6) not sure what I can get for him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ok

  155. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Couple more for ya!

    1. Corbin (HOU) over Happ?

    2. Dyson over Nicky over Fletcher? Different if just looking for steals that won’t kill your other stats?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Huh?

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Haha, my bad. How’s my ranking of Dyson above Nicky above Fletcher?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Needs? Dyson for SBs, Lopez for AVG and Fletcher for hair-pulling-out-of-head-when-Ausmus-benches-him

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            Currently rocking the hair pulling out option, so sounds like i’ll go for either / both of the others! Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, for sure

  156. Ben W says:
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    Mitch Garver on the DL. Which of these waiver wire catchers should I pick up?

    Christian Vazquez
    Jason Castro
    Brian McCann
    Alex Avila
    Kurt Suzuki
    Pedro Severino
    Victor Caratini
    Wellington Castillo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vazquez

  157. Stumanji! says:
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    Is there any pitcher than goes 5.2 IP with 3 ER more often than Kyle Gibson? Dude is so effing BORING yet somehow I always talk myself into owning him every year. (Of course I owned him all season and then dropped him for his 6 IP, 1 ER, 11 K outing last week and now own him again).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I know

  158. m0se says:
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    in a QS, ERA, WHIP, K, SV+H league would you rather have Vazquez or Morton? I need SV+H. what about Vazquez or Ryu?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morton over Christian Vazquez

      • m0se says:
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        sorry. meant Felipe Vazquez

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Morton and Ryu

          • m0se says:
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            thanks grey

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  159. Andrew Mellars says:
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    H2H category league. My pitchers are Flaherty, Marquez, Boyd, Caleb Smith, Hamels, Kikuchi and L Weaver. IL Glasnow and Clevinger. Would you drop any of these SPs for Corbin Martin, Montas, Porcello, Darvish, Giolito, Matz, Canning or Lucchesi? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no one to drop

      • Andrew Mellars says:
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        Thanks for the reply

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  160. Bobo says:
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    Riley or Hiura for Runs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hiura

  161. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Trevor Williams was just dropped, do you like him over JA Happ in 11 tm keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  162. Immaculate Inning says:
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    Razzball ROS projections aside, who puts up the better counting stats ROS between E. Rosario and Blackmon and who would you want?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eddie

  163. Stumanji! says:
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    Would you try to sell Caleb Smith for a “buy low” type like Flaherty, Wheeler, Berrios, or Nola? Or do you believe in him enough to just ride the wave?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler

  164. Charles Varon says:
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    Grey,

    I’m in a 12 team, h2h with some interesting cats.

    r, h, hr, rbi, sb, bb, k, tb, avg
    ip, w, l, sv, k, era, whip, qs

    My team is

    c – astudillo
    1 – alonso, abreu
    2 – mondesi, Jose, Ramirez, hiura
    3 – senzel
    ss – story
    of – benintendi, gallo, robles, dahl, mazara, Domingo Santana
    sp – ryu, corbin, marco gonzales, erod, musgrove, Lucchesi, porcello
    rp – iglesias, alvarado, neris

    Someone dropped Nelson Cruz. Who would you drop for him? Or would you hang tight? Also I have the number one waiver claim and would have to burn it to grab him. This is a very active league and I’m pretty sure someone will put in a claim for him.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is this really a 6 OF league? Just list who’s on your hitting bench

      • Charles Varon says:
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        Lol no it’s only a 3 of league, but there are also 2 util spots so I end up rotating them all in/out of of and util.

        I do think I have too many of and one of them should be the one to go in favor of Nelson Cruz, but not sure who. Or possibly Hiura would be the drop? Not sure.

        Who on my team would you lose for Cruz?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mazara and Hiura are first guys off your team

          • Charles Varon says:
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            Thanks, Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  165. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Anyone have any insight or news as to why Blake Parker only faced 1 batter and then didnt pitch the 9th today? I am only looking at the box score, and curious if I need to rush out to pick up Rogers or someone just in case something happened to Parker. Thanks to anyone that has any insight!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cause Twins are dumb

  166. knucks says:
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    Calhoun got called up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kole Calhoun’s been up, he’s just so bad, he’s forgettable

      • knucks says:
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        No the fat one

      • knucks says:
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        Hmm maybe it was just the baby face but I remember him looking less fit than he does in this picture I’m looking at.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, not sure which pic

  167. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Magootown got homers from Aramis Garcia and Maybin today. DC leagues – where you live and die with fringey players.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  168. Big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty H2H 5×5 OBP

    My ryu/rendon for Jose Ramirez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  169. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Astudillo or Wilson Ramos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

      • normgi says:
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        Even though Astudillo will be getting most starts while Garver is on DL (at least 4 weeks)? Waiver tomorrow morning and I’m torn. I think DT prefers Astudillo.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ramos is better

          • normgi says:
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            Thanks.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  170. Prog Nation says:
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    Great word play as usual Grey. I tend to do that as well with names. Was thinking of Lt. Uhura of Star Trek of Kiura. Not sure he pronounces his last name.

    Anyhoo, the dreaded Catcher question. Was eyeing Garver before he went down. I have Alfaro. ROS rank for catchers.

    Alfaro
    Garver (when he comes back)
    Narváez
    Vázquez
    Ramos
    Phegley

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

      Ramos or Garver when he comes back

  171. big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty H2H 5×5 OBP

    Ryu/renfroe for Eloy

    Trying to cash in on ryu before he hits IL or gets close to limits. Who your favorite buy low hitter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ram? Eloy seems like a decent gamble, think you can do better than sending the 2nd best pitcher in baseball tho

  172. The Other JC says:
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    It is a strange sensation to control the baseball universe. I dropped Adam Jones to chase that rookie-nookie upside. He promptly has gone 8-17 with three home runs. You are welcome Arizona and all Jones owners.

    Hint: I just dropped Winker. Go get him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can you make Trea Turner healthy again, please

      • hondo says:
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        It’s time for you to sell Voit.I heart my KB nowadays.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

      • The Other JC says:
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        I have him on that same team! Too funny…ugh

  173. big league choo says:
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    Last one

    Muncy/ryu for jo ram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ram, could go either way

  174. uncle ernie says:
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    Hi Grey. Which one of these outfielders would you trade.looking for a corner guy. Who (value wise)you expect I could get in return? Soto. Betts. Trout. Blackmon. Acuna. Benintendi. Rosario. 8 team espn KeeperThanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A corner guy like who? A 1B? A 3B? Doesn’t matter? Rizzo for Blackmon? Abreu for Rosario?

      • Uncle Ernie says:
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        3rd would be the priority

    • Uncle Ernie says:
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      3rd would be my priority. Thanks

  175. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I’m looking at picking up a prospect and wanted your opinion:

    Pitchers
    Cal Quantrill (SD)
    Rico Garcia (COL)
    Christian Javier (HOU)
    Anthony Kay (NYM)

    Hitters
    Ben Ruta (NYY)
    Chris Gittens (NYY)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quantrill

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        someone picked him up. who is plan B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ruta

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        ok thanks

  176. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    12 team roto 5×5 w OBP

    Riley over Carlos Santana? If so, how much FAAB out of $100 when I’ve spent half.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $6

  177. Let's Play Two says:
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    Josh Bell is in demand. Glad I picked him up a while ago. I got an offer of JD Martinez for him. As well as Bell is playing, I don’t know if I should take it based on my lineup. It’s a shallow standard roto 10-teamer so every team is stacked. I could move Hoskins to 1B to make room for JD. Do I give up Bell to get JD or hold?

    C Ramos
    1B Bell
    2B Baez
    3B Rendon
    SS Story
    OF Yelich
    OF Acuna
    OF Rosario
    UTIL Mondesi
    UTIL Hoskins

    BENCH Albies

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take JD

      • Let’s Play Two says:
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        Will do.

        Would you take Rizzo over Eddie Rosario?

  178. TJ says:
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    Do you like Tapia more than Sano?
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  179. Yio says:
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    Riley over Ohtani or Eloy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  180. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Marquez :-(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dah

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        At least he sorta swept up after himself. Sorta.

  181. uncle ernie says:
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    Rosario for Moustakis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  182. For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    guessing in AL only with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals if i have these for 4 OF slots and 1 BN slot do NOT drop anybody for big willie or luplow again (just dropped luplow for making space for mercado, need the steals here)

    mercado, grichuk, bauers (1B), pence, a.gordon

    and WTF, after jerking this dude around for like 2 years now the first day he’s up he’s batting 2nd? let me guess, if he doesn’t hit well right away he’ll be right down to 9th-8th and benched a whole week later too right? oh wait, it’s because pence has been doing very well and TEX has one of those managers where “i’m replacing a guy who’s done very well for a while so i’ll just slot his replacement into similarly useful to the guy i’m benching for’s slot”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup… and hold

      • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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        wow, it’s pretty sad that NYY are AHEAD of LAA/the mess when it comes to doctors eh? andjuar had to go through an ENTIRELY different set of opinions to find out what’s pretty obvious the first time, the only reason NYY are better off here is the LAA or mess would’ve waited like at least 10 months longer to go back and get that second set of opinions. stanton “unofficially” has a shoulder issue for about a month or so, then they find out it is actually a shoulder issue.

  183. uncle ernie says:
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    Last one Grey I promise lol my Benintendi and Soto for his JD Martinez and Hader. might be able to sub Wheeler for Hader. Your last thoughts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Wheeler

  184. Lucky Dog says:
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    Looks like Riley just end-ered the Inciarte era in Atlanta.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  185. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey wiould you drop Yandy diaz for Nicky Lopez

    • Scott Kimmel says:
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      or eric Sogard

    • Scott Kimmel says:
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      would you drop Yandy Doaz or eric Sogard for Nicky Lopez

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sogard

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        well I dropped Sogard for Jared Walsh. So would you drop Yandy Diaz for NIcky Lopez?

        • Scott Kimmel says:
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          or Jerad Walsh for Nicky

  186. brett says:
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    Darvish no walks! in a QS league rather Darvish over Fried or Weaver

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Weaver

  187. brett says:
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    How big a gap between Riley and Hiura?

  188. William Hung says:
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    should have listened to SON on Marquez

    • William Hung says:
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      Q: On the podcast, you talked about Nick Anderson – how about the job Scott Barlow is doing in KC – would you consider him a viable ratio boosting play as well?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      YOLO

  189. Primetime says:
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    Darvish over fried, giolito, Soroka or d germAn?

    • William Hung says:
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      German is straight dealing right now – ride the wave

  190. For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    here we go, actual darvish appearance of improvements. no BB’s, assloads of K’s…. was the reds though.

  191. robhalla says:
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    Grey -Razzballers -would anyone drop Daniel Murphy for Brandon Lowe?

    Lowe was dropped for Hiura .

    Got Ronny fillin in for Murphy at the moment but would keep him as a super U anyway,

    DROP or Keep Murphy ? Thanks in advance.

  192. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. im sure youve probably answered this, but who you giving the edge to between hiura and riley?

    Thanks!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      oh neato, an opportunity. what kind of line would you guess as to:
      1. over/under just today (don’t count yesterday) as to how many times this got asked
      2. how many total posts above one might need to look to see this answered most recently

      it’s hiura. ranked higher by ralph/mike in general everybody in prospecting circles, but it’s very close in rudy’s prospectonator.

    • Herschel says:
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      @Grey: disregard. Saw it was the first question asked….

      • goodfold2 says:
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        not kidding when it was also probably like the
        2nd, 6th, 7th, 11th, etc. it actually was the 1st and 2nd for sure.

  193. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    In my NL, who would you drop among Folty, Gausman, Eickhoff or Eflin. It’s a keeper league.

  194. Need an explanation for barkley/turnbull

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