There was once a planet called *hris Davis that was all powerful, but had issues with contact so nobody knew about it.  Power split the planet in two.

Khris Davis, “You, the light side of the planet, me the dark side, but I vacuumed up all your power to combine into my own and now I have all the power.”
Chris Davis, “How could you!”
Khris, “Well, you stumbled into my lair, after going 0-for-52 trying to open the door.  Should you get your eyes checked?  I ask as a concerned villain.”
Chris, “You stole my power, Khris with a K!”
Khris, “Tut-tut-tut, Chris with a C.  It’s K-HR-ris!  Muahahahaha…”  Sips from a Capri Sun, then continues, “…hahahahahahaha…” Coughs a bit, ending his evil laugh, then adds a final sting, “Now you are as useful as that Qhris Davis meteroid playing for the Marlins’ Double-A team.”  Yesterday, Khris Davis (2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer, hitting .266) continued his barrage on baseballs, while Chris Davis (0-for-3, 1 run, hitting .000) continued his barrage on hitting.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Kendrys Morales – 2-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .243.  If MLB outlaws position players pitching outside of 7-run games, I have a serious question, how will the O’s find someone to pitch after the third inning?  The umpire checks his lineup card, then, “Is a Yacabonis a 2nd baseman?”

J.B. Wendelken – 0 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.18.  J.B. Wendleken sounds like a fine name if you are running an early 20th century eponymously-named department store.  “What is this – a kee-osk devoted to making up women?!  And at the front of the store no less!  Tarting up the face of women with powders and lip hues?!”  Employee, “Sir, these trousers look ridiculous for a man.”  J.B. Wendleken, “That is because they are not for a man.  They are for a woo-man!”

Marcus Semien – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .323.  Semien with lift-off after getting the O’s pitching face.

Dwight Smith Jr. – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .280.  He’s doing basically what I thought Cedric Mullins would do who is just being basic.  Smith will be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but why wait for that mishegas?

Michael Wacha – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.28.  *looks at Streamonator*  Well, that makes the drop easier in shallow leagues, the matchups are not getting easier.

Jose Martinez – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .259.  Since I own Dexter Fowler, I’m concerned this might be the beginning of the end of Fowler and the start of Jo-Mart’s everyday playing time.  I’m grabbing him now in shallower leagues, just in case (not Juan Nicasio).

Walker Buehler – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 8.25. Maybe Walker Buehler would be happier if the Dodgers traded for Jace Fry.  Any hoo!  Buy low!  Buehler is a top 10 starter, not an 8+ ERA guy, not even a 4+ ERA guy.  If you’re in a league where his owner is panicking, now is the time to pounce like a hipster in Brooklyn for anything artisanal.  “Were you honey bees farmed for longer than three hours?”  “Never, that produces tired honey.”  Buy! Buy! Buy!

Enrique Hernandez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs, and his 4th homer, hitting .349.  Hey, I like Joc Pederson and I get the OBP/splits/yadda-blabbity-bloo, but how does Enrique wearing his Launch Angle Jeans move to 7th in the order while Pederson continues to hit leadoff?

Clayton Kershaw – Will make his season debut vs. the Reds.  I’d bet he will look good, until he is injured again, but that’s the safe bet.  Or maybe smart money might be on him not looking good and getting injured again soon.  He hasn’t exactly pitched crisply in the minors during his rehab assignment.  I’m now going to put these hedges on my landscape architect CV.

Steven Matz – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.65.  Sonavabench!  Damn, I over-managed that one.  Should’ve just started him.  Not sure how I thought he was a better guy to bench than German Marquez in Coors.  I need a nap. *five seconds later, claps hands*  I feel refreshed!

Amed Rosario – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer.  He hit that ball a metric ton.  Is that far?  It is now!

Pete Alonso – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .378.  He comes up to bat and I start Hammer dancing around my house, and it really is my house and not like when I would say “my house” and it was a Radio Shack.

Todd FrazierMets said he will return any day now.  Nooooooooooooooooo *enters nail salon, gets manicure, exits nail salon* oooooooooooooooooooo.  Please, Mets, I was just starting to have faith in you.  Can’t Frazier and Dexter Fowler go start a new team somewhere else?

Johan Camargo – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  Wanna hear another story of Grey’s dumb managing?  Of course, you do.  Somehow I picked up Camargo for Friday instead of Thursday, because I dropped a guy whose game had started and…*eats glass*  Garbled, “I’m good.”

Ronald Acuña Jr. – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Tildaddy is done drinking his beer!

Zack Godley – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 7.41.  I guess it’s one’s perception, but that seems a little unGodley.

Eduardo Escobar – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .220.  Finally, you people are making some headway.  Now please become more aggressive about dropping him. He needs to be spurred on.

Jon Gray – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.19.  vs. Jeff Samardzija – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at ERA at 1.62.  There’s talk that Samardzija threw more sliders, successfully, yesterday, but I don’t know if it’s a small sample size thing as a game plan to attack the Rockies or if it’s a new thing.  It’ll be a long time before I trust either pitcher again.  However, it was cool that the Rockies/Giants game was sponsored by Kid Rock’s Kowboy Kuts:

Kevin Pillar – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, and 3rd homer in the last four games.  Maybe he’s not a scrubmarine, but instead a hot schmotato alert!

Jose Quintana – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 5.14.  Member last week when I didn’t know why I drafted this schmohawk in multiple leagues?  This week, I know why.  Next week:  TBD.

Nate Eovaldi – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 8.40.  The Red Sox pitchers’ elaborate plan to make Chris Sale look better by comparison is working splendidly.

Mitch Moreland – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. He is so smoking hot.  Send this guy to Fire Island and let him hustle for a living.  Yes, you absolutely should pick him up.

Justin Smoak – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Ya know what the Jays need?  A 1B/DH-type.  If they could only find one of those.  Making bread with the wry!

Freddy Galvis – 4-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer.  I know this is goofy, but since he returned from his first off-day in three years, he has been on it, now three homers in the last five games, and around $20 of value on our 7-Day Player Rater (yes, we have one of those too).

Rowdy Tellez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .241.  The Jays announced his home run was longest ever in Fenway, then retracted it.  And we say metric system is confusing.  Geez.

JaCoby Jones – 0-for-3 as he was activated from the IL.  Mikie Mahtook was designated for assignment.  His assignment is to either change his name to Mike, Michael or Mikey.  Mikie just looks dumb.

Spencer Turnbull – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.80.  Ya mean this fairly sure-shot schmohawk isn’t that good?  C’mon!

Leonys Martin – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (2) and legs (1).  Leonys taking revenge against the Tigers for letting him go.  If Martin could just be released by six more AL teams, he’ll be an All-Star.

Shane Bieber – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.80.  Just Googled “Indians Bieber” and Justin Bieber is a huge draw in India.  By the way (terrible segue alert!), I watched Dehli Crime on Netflix, and it was terrible, but it’s fascinating to me that instead of cops handcuffing criminals in India, they hold their hand like they’re dating.

Dee Gordon – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .365.  Somebody check his urine!  What?  No, not for asparagus smell!  So, he appears to have been a bargain at drafts this year so far, or sofa if a furniture magnet is reading.  Mansplainingly, the entire M’s offense appears to be a bargain so far.  What kind of supplements did they get in Japan?  Tonkatsudafed?

Daniel Vogelbach – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, and 17th homer this week.  The Jelly Donut of Swat!  I’m been telling you to pick him up, not sure what else I can do.  Will you respond to a fantasy baseball ‘pert in a pinafore?

Connor Sadzeck – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save.  I mentioned him on this week’s podcast, because his name is Sadzeck.  So depressing.  Like my SAGNOF.  I still think Swarzak is the closer, but it’s becoming more fluid. *turns nose up* At least I hope that’s fluid.

Hunter Dozier – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and back-to-back games with homers.  I ignored mentioning his homer on Wednesday, but now it’s harder to avoid.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but I could see some hot schmotatoness.

Adalberto Mondesi – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, hitting .306.  Doesn’t look so crazy now for adopting nine kids and naming them each a letter of Adalberto’s name, huh?  Though, it does annoy me when B stands where D goes.  “You’re not just background extras in my life!”  That’s me yelling at my nine children.

Jorge Soler – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .250, and has two homers in as many games.  Or one homer for each gam.  Not sure if he’s owned in fewer than 50% of leagues, so he’s not in my Buy column this afternoon, but he should be owned and/or bought or picked up.

Billy Hamilton – Carted off the field after a collusion with the outfield wall.  Those things don’t move, Billy.  He has a knee sprain and is day-today.  Terrance Gore could see an uptick in playing time, once he’s done running around the globe for fun.

Brad Boxberger – 1 IP, 2 ER and his 1st blown save.  Well, he got the chance like I said, but this isn’t how you run with the job.  You know who I want now, right?  Dick Lovelady!

Matt Kemp – 0-for-4, hitting .143.  Pretty cool how Scott Schebler hits two homers in the last three games, and David Bell takes that as a cue to bench him for Matt Kemp.  Pretttttay, pretttttay cool.

Sonny Gray – 4 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.03.  When you can go more than 5 IP against the MIA Marlins, give me a call.

Eugenio Suarez – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .297.  I’m old enough to remember when he had only one homer and was hitting .192, because I’M NOT FOUR DAYS OLD!

Pablo Lopez – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 6.60.  Always liked FML, Fade and Low Lights off The Life of Pablo, and now thinking it might’ve had ominous connotations.

  1. Roger Anderson says:
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    Is it too early to ask Catcher questions? Time to move on from Jansen and grab Phegley or Pfagely (not that there is anything wrong with that)? I picked up Astudillo but that means he will stop hitting and never get any position eligibility beyond C.

    • The Scrant Dog

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      Jansen is killing me as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Lose Jansen for Phegley

  2. toolshed says:
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    Jimmy Nelson looks like he may be back in may. Are you buying? Pitching right now is ugly. Thanks

    • Moneyball says:
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      Max Fried, Yonny Chirinos and Jimmy Nelson are totally going to save me (from my keepers deGrom, real cheap Miles Missing Mustache Mikolas, real cheap Joey Lucchestnut, etc.) and we are all going to laugh and sing and frolic in a field of daisies.

      At least that’s what’s happening inside my head.

      The good news is everyone else’s pitching sucks too.
      If you have a spot you can park Nelson, why wouldn’t you?

      • Prog Nation says:
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        Hey Grey, would you drop Clevinger from the DL for Nelson?

          • William Hung says:
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            whoa for real?!?!?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Clevinger’s out for 2 months

              • William Hung says:
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                figure it’s still early enough to still come back for a strong 2nd half

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, could be

  3. Crazy J says:
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    Ugh, I picked the wrong day to try and close a deal for Suarez…

    What to do with Eovaldi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, think you have to hold for another start, but prolly on bench

      • Crazy J says:
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        Will do. I put out my Buehler offers hoping to get him for my L. Castillo.

        • Crazy J says:
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          and Just Awful Happ?

            • Crazy J says:
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              Last question (for now), will Peraza be pitching soon so he can hit in the 9 spot, or if he’s playing inter-league someone else can hit for him?

  4. Brett says:
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    Shaw is available in my league… who to drop?

    pindor, ahmed…. (IL guys) scooter gennett, miguel andujar

    Thanks! Love this site!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ahmed — thanks!

  5. Dr Easy says:
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    I know you’re going to make fun of me in your next column, but is it time to dump Palka? Could pick up Dwight Smith Jr or Kiermaier for example.

    • Wally Pipp says:
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      Nobody’s going to make fun of you for cutting palka, he was a sleeper. Kiermaier is a better option.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not making fun, drop him… I’ll be making fun of myself for owning him soon — Grab Smith

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        Smith over Jay Bruce?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mallex? Different things

  6. Mojoman says:
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    Hello Grey and DT :)

    Wheeler @ ATL, Happ vs CWS
    Start or sit?

    • Mojoman says:
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      Ah! So, when will Torenado hit a homer? :(

      • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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        I’m going to guess next Thursday. And then another 5-6 over that weekend.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Once Coors heats up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting them, heaven help me

      • Mojoman says:
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        Lol thank you, Grey :)

  7. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    Nice report, man! I keed, great stuff!!!

    a. A few funnies from yesterday…

    1. Sonny Gray (your bastard son who changed the spelling of your surname he inherited from you because you are a deadbeat dad who hasn’t paid his alimony since he was a little boy) threw 60 pitches through those same 4 INN yesterday. Why was he removed? Are they saving him for the Reds pennant drive which will never happen?

    2. Yeah, had Schebler all lined up, then saw he wasn’t in the lineup (he did scare me when he was announced to be a pinch-hitter in the 7th, sigh) and dropped him for Alex Gordon who did all right again in a pinch. Alex Gordon will be the best hitter that hits 15/25/.300 that everyone COULD have used on their roster but NOBODY had the guts to keep around for the whole season.

    3. The ball must have been juiced or something yesterday in STL. Buehler pitchslapping should have been the clue.

    b. Signed up Jo-Ma, Leonys and Escobar. Escobar sucked so badly, I was able to draft him, drop him a full week or more ago and then he hits his first homer and able to pick him up again with ease. He sucked badly.

    c. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for April 12

    Bud Abbott: Do you understand everything clearly?
    Lou Costello: I understand. You’re going to get behind the piano.
    Bud Abbott: Right.
    Lou Costello: When I say alright, you’re going to play the music.
    Bud Abbott: Yes.
    Lou Costello: Then when I say alright the second time, you turn off the music.
    Bud Abbott: That’s all there is to it. Now go knock on the door.
    Lou Costello: Don’t make any mistakes.
    Bud Abbott: Alright.
    [Bud and Lou knock on the door and go into the apartment.]
    Lou Costello: You sit right there and I’ll play something like you’ve never heard in your life. Beautiful too! (Hillary laughs coyly).
    [Lou walks over to the piano.]
    Lou Costello: (Lou smacks hands) Alright.
    [Start keyboard with a classical song.]
    Lou Costello: Alright.
    [The music stops. Lou walks over to Hillary and her father.]
    Lou Costello: (Lou smacks hands) How’d you like it.
    Hillary – Oh Louis, father said it was wonderful.
    Hillary’s father – I didn’t say it was wonderful. I said it was alright.
    [Piano starts playing with Lou far away from the piano. Lou runs over to the piano.]
    Lou Costello: Alright.
    [Piano stops playing.]
    Lou Costello: When I say it ya…
    [Lou returns to Hillary and her father.]
    Lou Costello: Well, what do you think of that?
    Hillary’s father – That was all…. To the mustard.
    Lou Costello: All to the mustard???? For a minute there, I thought your father was going to say it was alright.
    [Piano starts playing again, and Lou not expecting it to start has to run back to the piano.]
    Lou Costello: Alright.
    Bud has fallen asleep and doesn’t hear Lou yelling repeatedly “ALRIGHT”.
    Lou Costello: Alright.
    [Bud still sleeping.]
    Lou Costello: Alright.
    [Bud still sleeping.]
    Lou Costello: (singing) Alright, alright, alright, alright Bud.
    [Lou finally dumps a vase of flowers on Bud’s head in order to wake him so that he’ll turn off the piano.]
    [Hillary and her father jump up and go over to the piano.]
    Hillary’s father – You’re a fake. Hillary, I don’t want you to have anything to do with that young fellow.
    [Bud Abbott comes out from behind the piano.]
    Bud Abbott: Why you ungrateful dog! You, you!
    [Bud Abbott pushes Lou backwards into the piano, which collapses.]

    d. Have a nice weekend

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Timmmuh says:
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      Sonny Gray was hit by a line drive/come backer in the calf – which apparently then tightened up and he was removed after the 4th. Was throwing really well and they expect him to make his next start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Gray was hit by comebacker, I missed it, will flog self 2. Not sure, that sucked tho 3. Yeah B. I hear ya C. Nice! D. You too!

  8. Don says:
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    In my head, Khris Davis’ voice in your dialogue sounds like Old Gregg.

    Who would you rather own as a bench piece: Heyward, Mancini, C. Walker, Pederson?

  9. RoarOf84 says:
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    What sort of player would you trade Domingo Santana for?

    • ukhalo says:
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      A better one.

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      A panicking Benintendi owner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fungazi’s got an idea

  10. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Sonny Gray left after early cause he was hit in the leg by a line drive..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, was still Marlins, but you’re right I didn’t know that

  11. Fanciful Basesball says:
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    Dear Grey,

    Both my RCL teams are currently in 1st place, and I’m trying to darnedenest to hang on to the lead. If you could only have 2 of the following four 1Bs, which 2 would you prefer?

    Rowdy Tellez
    Christian Walker
    Dan Vogelbach
    Mitch Moreland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vogelbach, Moreland

  12. RoarOf84 says:
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    Would you trade Sale for Buehler?

    • RoarOf84 says:
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      Forgot to include the other pieces:

      My Sale and Domingo

      For Buehler and Mazara

      What do you think?

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Meh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it with the other pieces, don’t mind it Sale straight for Buehler

      • RoarOf84 says:
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        Does Domingo become more expendable knowing that my other starting OFs when healthy are Acuna, Bryant, Eloy, and Dahl?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then why are you trading for Mazara?

          • RoarOf84 says:
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            Because Dahl is not currently healthy. He would be a filler for Santana to help get the Buehler-Sale swap completed.

            Not sure if league context comes into play here, but this is a 10-team keeper league. Figured Buehler at the age of 24 would trump Sale and whatever uncertainty is surrounding him now and for the future.

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    I put in a keeper league where we keep six players at the average of the round in which they were drafted the previous season and the current seasons Yahoo pre-ranked round.

    With that in mind, would you deal Alonso (17th round) this year for either Chapman (12th) or Suarez (11th round)? Having a hard time evaluating Alonso. He is striking out a ton but he also hit the sh*t out of the ball so I could see him continuing to run a very high BABIP even though he is a big slow righty.

    Thanks!

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    A couple of days ago I saw Hunter Dozier hit a 453 homerun. I look at his underlying numbers and they look like a something happening. I am no expert and no idea about what to think as no one is talking about him.

    Any idea about changes Dozier made? He seems much improved if you ignore the surface numbers. His exit velo has been elite this season if it matters.

    Any thoughts on Dozier?

    • Chucky says:
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      He’s on my short list of 3B to watch. Have a pending Muncy injury so I’ll need to hit the WW. That KC lineup is so AAA though, ugh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Well, I own him in one league, but if he hits more than 20 homers it will be a shock to even him, since his high is around 15 in the minors…Maybe he made a swing adjustment, I have not heard anything about it tho — fwiw, his exit velocity isn’t elite, I just looked it up…

      • Grey

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        I stand corrected, I just realized I was looking at 2018 data (not sure why that’s default)… His exit velocity is high…Hmm…Now I am interested, will look more at him, thank you, Vash…

  15. Brent Briere says:
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    Great Article as usual!

    At what point do the Orioles just Mercy Disgraceful list Chris Davis?

    I want to buy low on Buehler but not sure who to offer – 14 team Mixed
    My Roster:

    Wilson Ramos
    Hoskins
    Villar
    Story
    Machado
    Conforto
    Laureano
    Domingo
    Correa
    Dahl
    Swanson
    Eloy

    Staff is Wheeler, Castillo, Lucchesi, Burnes, Eflin, Minter, Glasnow

    Was thinking of offering Eloy / Swanson / Efflin / Minter or some combo

    Any of this make sense for me?

    Thanks in Advance!

    My worst Players are Eloy Jimenez, Zach Eflin, – Should I offer either/both for him?

    • Brent Briere says:
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      Sorry, forgot to erase that last sentence, just ignore it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think they should just release Davis… Eloy/Swanson/Eflin works for me — Throwing Eflin in feels a bit like a red flag you’re trying to goose tho

  16. Kas says:
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    Grey,

    I was wondering what you think about this trade. I kind of already have an idea of what to do, but I figured I should run it by you anyway to get your input:

    I give: Goldy and Snell
    I get: Baez and Archer

    *Should I counter with Baez and Bauer or just pass?

    Thank you for your help.

    • no way, just decline, the counter offer is a lot better. But not enough

      • Kas says:
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        That’s what I was thinking too Pete. I want Baez, but giving up one of my best pitchers makes it tough.

    • Chucky says:
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      Goldy side, “bigley”.

    • Jerry Kenly says:
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      I’d do the Baez and Bauer.

  17. Jerseyjon says:
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    What’s the word on Shaw? Pinder or Diaz to fill in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haven’t heard word yet — Yandy

  18. Rock Hard says:
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    Whats your opinion on Desmond, I mean his ground ball rate was soooo bad last year and now hes getting out of the gate terrible again. Time to cut bait in a dynasty lg? Thanks G and have a greyt weekend!!!

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      He’s toast. Even Rockies announcers are talking about how late he is swinging at everything. Maybe its fixable, but I’m out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a streamer for home games — you too!

  19. Slappy Jack says:
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    Rowdy Roddy Tellez or Daniel BringingSexybach?

    in
    The U.S. National Buffalo Wing Eating Championship

    Who you got ?

  20. Long Balls says:
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    Good morning Grey,

    Gotta drop one

    EdRod
    Freddy Peralta
    Pivetta

    Who ya droppin???

    • Brent Briere says:
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      Pivetta

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      FP

  21. JohnnySquid says:
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    *My wife walking into the room and seeing Alaphabet soup on the TV*

    “Who is THAT”

    *Me*

    “That’s Jeff Samardzija. He’s a pitcher”

    *Wife*

    “He looks like a Greyhound”

    (Google some pics and GIFs side by side-its stunning)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your wife’s got a point!

  22. Dave D says:
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    Absolutely hilarious write-up. Well done. If only Khris had OF eligibility in real leagues. I’m happy with my one share. He done me right this week. Now I need EdRod, Happ and Lucchesi to turn it around…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I need that too!

      • Dave D says:
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        In other news, D. Fletch leading off and starting in LF at Wrigley this afternoon.

        Very tempered enthusiasm. The imminent OF, 2B, 3B eligibility might be helpful.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That reminds me, I have to put him in my NFBC lineups, thanks!

          • Dave D says:
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            Thats what I’m here for;-)

            Looks like Taylor Ward recalled and starting at 3B. Cozart still actually in and starting at 2nd. Hopefully Thaiss over Pujols/Bour soon too.

            • Dave D says:
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              Skaggs already two dingers allowed in 1st. Rare chance for me to watch Halos on weekday. Not good so far.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Wind is blowing out big time

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh yeah, Ward’s up? Interesting, hmm… Al-Only add there

              • Dave D says:
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                Might be a good gamble. Nice piece of hitting by Fletch in 2nd AB. Kole who?

  23. HamPorter says:
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    I’m in a 12 team AL only 5×5 roto league. Clevinger getting hurt and owning 3/5 of the Red Sox staff (Erod, Porcello, Eovaldi) is killing me. The best starters available are Jorge Lopez and David Hess. Would you cut bait with any of the Red Sox guys and gamble on the youth or wait patiently and pray that the Sox can figure it out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold and pray

  24. Molina bros bbq says:
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    Would u drop jbj or jake bauers for jo mart in an obp roto league or hold?

    • Tom says:
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      I’m sensing a CarGo call up soon so I’d dump Bauers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Losing either if extra bat on bench… Prolly lose JBJ first

  25. Matt says:
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    In a HTH points league, how far above Berrios would you go for Beuler? The AL Central looks so nice for pitchers!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How far above Berrios? Huh?

      • Matt says:
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        How much more value would you add? Another upside arm and a starting level OF along with Berrios too much to offer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Too much prolly, but forget generalizations and tell me specifics

          • Matt says:
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            The beuler owner is getting antsy and will trade him. It’s a dynasty league and I was thinking of offering Kyle Tucker milb), Berrios, and someone like Montas. I could start with Jon Gray, Tucker, and Montas then work up in value.

  26. brian says:
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    swarzak was unavailable yesterday ater pitching 2 days in a row. he is the closer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s what I figured, thanks!

  27. web says:
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    Franmil Reyes or Soler?

  28. Stantonovation says:
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    Tonkatsudafed is good

  29. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    MLB likely reminded the Blue Jays that Fenway Park’s famous red seat in the bleacher marks the longest homer supposedly ever hit there and that Red Sox would prefer not to replace Ted Williams on the stadium tour with Rowdy Tellez. As always, Teddy Ballgame remains ahead, frozen in time.

  30. Big Ticket says:
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    Dozier or Semien in obp?

  31. CT Wahoo says:
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    Quien es mas macho?

    How would you rank the following for ROS?

    MI – Beckham, Wong, Pinder, Galvis, Lowe

    CI – B. Anderson, Yandy, Walker, Vogelbach, Moreland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      De nada

      Beckham, Wong — Moreland, Yandy

      • CT Wahoo says:
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        Much appreciated

  32. Mrs. Roger. Dorn. says:
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    I like DeJong, just not as much as R Kelly does lol

    Start Julio Urias (vs MIL), JA Happ (vs CHW) neither or both tonite? 12-team roto

    Also, which two out of this crew are startable this wkend, same league.. Tyson Ross (@ MIN), Caleb Smith (vs PHI), Holland (vs COL), Cahill (@ CHC) thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha — I’d start both — Smith, Holland

      • Alcesto says:
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        Dammit Grey! You’re going with Happ again? How many times does he have to shit the bed against an awful team before you stop running him out there?!? The real question is who is worse: Happ or Eovaldi? Happ’s line today: 5.1 IP 4ER 4k 6h 3bb.

        Here’s an idea, each year I can tell you which of your recommended pitchers I drafted and you can revise your pitcher rankings to drop each of those guys by about 50 spots in the rankings.

  33. Daniel Moran says:
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    What kind of offers would you throw out for Walker?

    Gallo? Edwin Encarnacion?

    5×5 standard Yahoo 12

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Walker not worth either of those two so if you can get them go for it.

    • knucks says:
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      Is this Walker Buehler or Christian Walker? Assume the pitcher, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try either, Edwin first

      • Daniel Moran says:
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        I’m interested in trading either hitter for Walker buehler

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          Yeah, go for it.

  34. peacecoast says:
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    drop ketel for galvis?

  35. Savoy Special says:
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    Hey Grey, good morning!

    14 team H2H auction redraft league. 6×6: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV+HD, K/9

    1) in the context of my team, would you drop Chad Green for Derek Holland? or hold?
    2) do you believe Derek Holland’s a decent SP option after his bounce-back season last year/performance to date in 2019?
    3) please rank ROS: Derek Holland, Jose Quintana, Jeff Samardzija, Tyson Ross, Mike Minor
    4) drop Chad Green for Richard Lovelady, Roenas Elias, Brandon Brennan, Hector Rondon? or hold?

    C: JT Realmuto
    1B: Ryon Healy
    2B: Yoan Moncada
    3B: Manny Machado
    SS: Fernando Tatis Jr
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Tommy Pham
    OF: Austin Meadows
    UTL: Ramon Laureano

    P: Jose Alvarado
    P: Will Smith
    P: Arodys Vizcaino
    P: Reyes Moronta
    P: Chad Green
    SP: German Marquez
    SP: Zack Wheeler
    B: Joe Musgrove
    B: Brandon Woodruff
    B: Freddy Peralta
    B: Max Fried
    IL: Mike Clevinger

    Thanks as always, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure, grab Holland 2. Yes 3. Quint, Holland

      • Savoy Special says:
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        Thanks, Grey!

        I went with Derek Holland because after Quintana gets the Marlins next, he gets the Dodgers, Dbacks, Cardinals, Brewers while Holland gets Rockies @home, Pirates, Yankees @home at least, Cincy Reds, @Rockies (meh), Blue Jays

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh, sucks for me

  36. kilkennybrian says:
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    By time you reply to this post, these guys may be gone, BUT- in an 8 team league, drop Bruce for Moreland or Soler? Really don’t have any other drops, maybe Fried or Brasier? Thanks.

  37. Jc says:
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    I usually give my squad a month to 6 weeks to show signs of life as there was a reason I drafted them. However, two pretty good hitters hit the wire. Would you drop Yuli, Odor or McNeil for Smoak or Soler? H2H ESPN standard league (ten hitting cats) so McNeil has been good despite lack of power.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yuli for Soler

  38. bacca72 says:
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    5×5 obp. 12 team saves+ holds.

    Drop(kick) daniel murphy? Can grab winker, dozier, jorge polanco.

    See if i can move freddy peralta for edrod?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What do you mean? Lose Murphy? No — what do you need — Peralta or Polanco are apples/oranges

      • bacca72 says:
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        Keeping murphy, thank you.

        Eduardo rodriguez owner has put out that he wants to trade him and asked for freddy peralta or woodruff, seems like a no brainer but i wanted to check…

  39. NIGHTMARE! says:
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    Greylord!!! Happy Friday! Can’t wait for buy/sell later today. Need some advice. Rapid fire, here we go!!

    1) who’s your top 2 SS in this group……Dejong, Tatis, Polanco

    2) Top 2 in this outfield group…..Haniger, Pham, pollock, meadows

    3) any trust in Joey Votto at all anymore?

    4) fine to drop Robertson if i have big willie style and talk to the Brad Hand?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too! 1. Not Polanco 2. Pham, Meadows 3. Nothing’s changed from preseason 4. Sure

  40. SharkIsBack says:
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    Is glasnow for Buehler ok? Roto league.

  41. Baby Seal says:
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    Grey! I couldn’t take Eovaldi anymore. Guy has me trippin’

    Droped for Holland. You like?

    Can you rank available?: German, Chirinos, Cahill, D Castillo (I like to keep ratios down…thanks Eovaldi!), Samardzija, Buttrey, Lopez, Turbull, Burnes (yuck)

    Thanks!!
    – Baby Seal

    • Baby Seal says:
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      As an aside, I could stash Vogelbach, Yandy, Clint, Polanco, Kepler.

      Would be a drop of Stripling, Strahm, or Holland. 4 bench spots and currently no hitter stashes.

      Thanks!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Strahm for Vogel

    • knucks says:
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      Greg Holland? Derek Holland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine… German, Castillo

  42. KEVIN G KNOWLES says:
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    W. Castillo– Drop for Garver or Swihart?

  43. adam lorber says:
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    really was hoping for another SI visit for Tout .. not sure what happened but I offered the ballpark free of charge (minus food) and never got any response back … I had a blast last year and in talking with a lot of the guys it seemed the majority of guys did too … and now we have shopping next door and some new restaurants .. ..Ill try again next year. Let me know if you have any pointers for 2020.

    …is Max Fried for real? This is our 12 team mixed league ..worth an aggressive FAAB bid? How about Tallez? – Thanks!!!!!! Oh your Foleys Burger was awsome! Im still feeling the effects

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s weird, either you or your dad ping me and I’ll run it up the chain of command… They had it at XM this year so maybe it was some kind of radio deal worked out… I like Fried a lot, go aggressive… Not feelign Tellez much, he’s no different than say Moreland or maybe Hunter Dozier

  44. jose says:
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    Grey, Happy Friday!

    I streamed Sonny Gray yesterday. He took a line drive off his calf in the second inning, decided he was good to go, pitched that inning, another inning, another inning, then decided he was ready for a shower. With his next start against Atlanta I’d already dropped him anyway. Will be curious to see how his next start goes.

    Sure the Red Sox pitching is struggling, but how bad could Eduardo Rodriguez and Rick Porcello be at home against the Orioles? Tune in Monday morning to find out! Or just watch for yourselves.

    Best of luck this weekend, Razzball!

    • sportivetricks says:
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      Yo, yo, yoooooooo, bro.

      Two sit-or-start questions for ya.

      I generally let my pitchers pitch in April, but Ed-Rod has me scratching my head today. SoN approves ($16.5), but I don’t trust any Red Sox pitchers right now.

      The bot also dislikes Skaggs @ChC (-$3.4), but I would almost feel more comfortable with him than EdR.

      Lurrrrrrrve yas!

      • sportivetricks says:
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        Whhooops, didn’t mean for that to be a reply to Jose, but I suppose it’s fitting since he brought up the Ed-Rod. (Sorry, Jose!)

        • jose says:
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          Yeah, I’m rolling with ERod this weekend. SON loves him, as you said. Son wrote a Bear or Bull post on him and gave him the horns…in a good way.

          I’m rolling him in a H2H points league though, so the season ramifications aren’t as big of a deal if it goes sideways. Best of luck!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d go Ed-Rod over Skaggs, but don’t like either

        • jose says:
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          Skaggs pitching at Wrigley today under a wind advisory from the National Weather Service. Sustained 30 mph winds blowing out to RCF with gusts up to 45 mph.

            • jose says:
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              I guess for that matter Hamels is too.

              Should be fun to watch though! Even without Trout…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                About to pick up Lucroy even

                • jose says:
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                  Haha, Good Call!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, vs. Marlins is a good stream, but still don’t trust him — Red Sox are a mess — thanks!

  45. Blue Devil says:
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    I have Willians Astudillo as my catcher. Would you pick up Austin Barnes since Martin is hurt? He might get more playing time.

  46. William Hung says:
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    I’m thinking of picking up a batty call for today and tomorrow in case Travis Shaw doesn’t play 2 out of the 3 games against the Dodgers – I doubt he plays tonight against Urias, but the Dodgers don’t have a starter listed for tomorrow.

    • William Hung says:
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      Just realized I left out my question – does anyone know who the Dodgers plan to throw out there tomorrow? I’ll inquire about the batty call later today when Buy-Sell-Hold comes out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure on Dodgers

  47. Sam Savitt says:
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    In a 10 team h2h categories league, which side of this trade do you prefer:
    German Marquez and Nick Senzel for Kenley Jansen and Walker Buehler

    My pitching staff is pretty weak and Albies, Baez, Moustakas, Vlad Jr, Mondesi and Enrique Hernandez all who can play middle infield already. I just worry about Buehler’s early struggles

    Thanks

  48. NDGWYNN says:
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    Who is your Juan Soto for 2019, meaning a non-top 10 prospect you expect to make the biggest impact this season.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Not sure where he is on prospect rank list but I’d say Austin Riley. As soon as Donaldson gets hurt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Riley, and own him, but Johan Camargo is there too… I wonder if Tanner Scott doesn’t get some looks at closer… Or Yoan Lopez (different teams, I’ll let you look them up)… Those aren’t quite like Soto tho, they’re relievers… There was no Juan Soto in previous years so not sure there is one every year

      • Joe Shmoe says:
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        You know, Dick Lovelady…

  49. Wally Pipp says:
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    paul goldschmidt babip is .107. the last 3 years he carried a babip of .359, .343, and .365, and career .353. great buy low guy if someone was selling him.

    • crimedog says:
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      The pipster! Back at it again.

  50. henrythecat says:
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    thoughts on Kikuchi in a 10 team roto?

    is there more value in streaming his spot?

    atrocious bullpen and the amount of junk he throws (getting his pitch count up)

  51. Yus says:
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    Rank the top 5 from this list

    Bauers
    Vogelbach
    Winker
    Laureano
    Yandy
    Smith Jr.
    Moreland
    Pillar
    Jo-Ma
    Pinder
    Galvis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramon, Yandy, Vogel, but depends on needs

  52. Rising Son says:
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    Keeper league 12 team h2h, my OF is Puig, Soto, Robles, Eloy, McCutch.
    Should I drop McCutch for Meadows, Vogelbach, Bader, or Winkler.
    We have daily waivers with faab, so I can get any of them on the cheap.

  53. Chet says:
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    Hey, Grey and everyone.

    Do you see Astudillo getting every day at bats at some point in the year? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He has been, no? I own him

  54. YC says:
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    Hey Grey- why would Albies sign a 7 year $35m deal with 2 club options at $7m each? That’s basically a 9 year $49m deal that takes him to age 31. He will have missed his megadeal window. Chris Davis will make that over this year and next. Truly makes no sense.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Yeah the Braves got two very team friendly deals. The players look as it as they are buying out their arbitration years to make more money now, but this one is gonna hurt him. He would have gotten $35 Million easy in 3 years.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinda depressing how bad his deal is… I mean, it’s life-changing money, but he could’ve gotten a 3-year $35 mill deal in 3 years

  55. Wozo says:
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    Choose 1

    Winker
    Laureano
    Inciarte
    Peraza
    Jo-Ma

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza or Ender, but depends on needs

  56. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team 7×7 keeper league (OPS and TB): Mitch Moreland or Jay Bruce

    • Smell The Glove says:
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      Or drop Joc Pederson and have both?

      • chris pierce says:
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        Joc got 7 righties on tap next week, probably wouldn’t drop him yet.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Smell, hold Joc — chris is right about his matchups

  57. jose says:
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    Anyone holding Forest Whitley in a redraft league can go ahead and drop him. I traded for him in a keeper league, so there’s about a 5% chance he gets a call-up before September….

  58. Woah says:
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    Choose one

    Woodruff
    Boyd
    Gibson
    German
    Pineda
    Leake
    Sanchez

    • Woah says:
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      Or the “Mighty” Max Fried

  59. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi Grey, my team has been hit by injuries to a bunch of guys who I don’t want to drop, so my team is a bit shallow now (only have 4 of 5 starting OF right now)…

    Would I be silly to drop Mikolas to stream OF, etc. for the next week or so? Best replacements would be guys like Porcello, E-Rod, and some lower-quality arms. Alternatively could drop Daniel Murphy but I kind of want to stash him until he gets back. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like you can drop Mikolas

  60. jogon says:
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    Need to cut a sp to make room for Kershaw, drop Pivetta or Woodruff ?
    Also, A. Frazier or Adames ROS ?
    tks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta — Adames

  61. Alex says:
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    Yeah, I’m about to go for Buehler.

    How about Cody Allen and Nelson Cruz for Buehler?

    Or Cody Allen and Starling Marte for Buehler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me… Cruz one first

  62. Tony C says:
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    Please rank top 3 pitchers among Eovaldi, Fried, Woodward, Sonny Gray and Burnes. Two of these pitchers would end up at the back end of my pitching staff so I’m looking for upside. Thank u!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi, Fried, Woodruff

      • William Hung says:
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        Eovaldi is trash! I’m still very bitter about last night >:(

  63. Dave says:
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    Hey Grey, I love your daily observations. It’s a great way to start the work day.
    Sure was awesome having Quintana on the bench last night after starting him for his first two outings of the year! Next start at Mia at least.

    I got offered a trade (standard 12 team 5X5 roto) that I’m not sure about.
    My Springer and Villar for his Blackmon and Boegarts?
    I might be hurting a little in the SB dept losing Villar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait until we see what he does vs. Mia before we celebrate… Xander side

  64. Moe Spaghetti says:
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    12 team redraft. 6×6 (OBP & QS).

    Send Domingod and Eflin
    Receive Buehler

    Think it comes down to how good is Eflin? Know you almost wrote a sleeper post on him. Is Eflin good enough that you don’t part with Santana here? Or is Buehler simply too good to pass up?

    Have a strong OF base (Yelich & JD Martinez via auction) which factors in.

    Appreciate your thoughts.

  65. tshank13 says:
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    12 team 5×5 + OBP +Slug%

    Which side?
    My Mondesi/ Rendon for his Arenado/Shaw

    I’m a little weak at second base (Schoop and McNeil, Mondessi isn’t eligible for 2B on CBS) So Shaw could be an upgrade there(X-rays negative, right?), and I’ve got Xander to step into SS. But giving up a lot of SB’s. I’ve got Inciarte but no other big SB guys.

    Hold, right?

    Jorge Alfaro
    Eric Hosmer
    Luke Voit
    Jeff McNeil
    Anthony Rendon
    Adalberto Mondesi
    Ender Inciarte
    J.D. Martinez
    Cedric Mullins
    Marcell Ozuna
    Xander Bogaerts
    Jonathan Schoop
    Nelson Cruz
    Yasiel Puig

      • tshank13 says:
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        Thanks man. Follow Up.

        What if I get Segura instead of Shaw?

        Also, you streaming Pomeranz tonight?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like Segura… Sure…

          No on Pom

  66. ctrengove says:
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    Grey!

    I’m now a back-to-back Champion in my Points league, and I’m going for a 3-peat in 2019. Off to a good start with Bellinger, Yelich, and Hoskins so far leading the charge.

    My 1st 2019 question for you: need a final SP this week, and deciding between the following –

    Gonzales, Sunday vs. Houston
    Fried, Sunday vs. NYM
    Merrill Kelly, Saturday vs. SD

    Of those 3, which 1 are you starting?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm… What does SON say? I’d guess Fried

  67. Moe Spaghetti says:
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    12 team redraft. 6×6 (OBP & QS).

    Send Domingo & Eflin
    Receive Buehler

    Is Eflin good enough that you don’t part with Domingo here? Or is Buehler too good to pass up?

    My OF has a strong base with Yelich/JD Martinez (auction). So think it might be worth the upgrading to Buehler and finding a new 3rd OF among the FA (Winker, Nimmo, Pillar, Dwight Sm. Jr., Buxton) all available.

    Appreciate your thoughts.

    • Moe S. says:
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      First time poster. Duplicate of my above post (guess that makes me a second time poster). Embarrassment. Please delete one of them if possible.

  68. Dr Sauce says:
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    Anyone have some inside scoop on Yu Darvish?? Has anyone watched a game he has pitched. I know his numbers have been piss poor but he seems healthy and from what I have read the Velo remains OK. Is this just a matter of shaking off the rust or is he simply not useful anymore? He just hit our waiver wire … was thinking of adding in place of either Peacock or Freddy P? Anyone have some insider knowledge?? Thanks Grey and razzball community …

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess rust at this point since his velo is fine… Over Peacock

      • Dr Sauce says:
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        Thanks, will drop Peacock for Yu!!

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      I heard he was still recovering from a blister that he got late in ST. At least that’s the excuse I use not to rage drop him.

      • Dr Sauce says:
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        Thanks FG, someone rage dropped him in my league, thinking he might be a buy low. Last game he was okay, just bit by the long ball. His era was high but his WHIP was actually good!

  69. bigbear says:
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    Remember when the Rangers wanted Chris Davis to win the 1B job over Mitch Moreland? And then Mitch won… But then Chris won in 2012-2014 and got paid. And now Mitch hits out of the 3 hole for the defending champs.

    Someone dropped JA Happ in my league… Worth the #4 waiver spot? Drop Ryu for Happ?

    Buehler was my boo last year. Too expensive this year. What type of player do you think we could flip for Buebear? Paxton? Bieber? Marquez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah…

      Can drop Ryu for him

      I’d try to send Paxton or Bieber

  70. The Great Knoche says:
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    That Alonso Home run was bonkers. 454 Feet Line Drive. Statcast Exit Velocity behind only Judge and Stanton. I like him. A Lot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s 80 grade power… He can hit it out on any count to any part of field

  71. mUshi says:
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    Hi grey!

    20 team h2h keeper league, in need of a closer:
    Would you trade kyle tucker for jose alvarado?
    Thanks!

  72. Chris M says:
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    What do you think of Harper and Rizzo for Yelich and McCutheon? Thanks in advance, have a great weekend

    • Chris M says:
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      I need to phrase my questions better. I mean, which side would you prefer, the Harper side or the Yelich side? Thanks again

  73. JC says:
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    Pitch Alcantra at home vs Phillies tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on league size really

      • JC says:
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        12 mixed roto redraft

  74. surfer dude says:
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    Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts for ROS: 2 quick ones :

    1) which 2 should I hang onto – Quintana, Lucchesi, Hill (in IL) or Foltynewicz’s (free agent)?

    2) Drop either Mazara or T.Shaw for Vogelbach?

    Thank-you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Quintana, Lucchesi
      2. Nah

  75. Daniel Moran says:
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    Senzel just dropped in a 12 team Yahoo 5×5, how rosterable is he?

    Senzel over Laureano, Voit, or Clint Frazier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d hold for now

  76. chris pierce says:
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    Joc GOT to be in the BUY this aftenoon. He’s got 7 righties next week.. Yes Please.

  77. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Still early, but wondering if you prefer Devers over Shaw after these 2.5 weeks (5 standard Cats plus Ks and OBP)

  78. MIkeZ says:
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    McNeil was dropped in my 12 team 5×5 roto league with no bench. As a Mets fan, I love the guy, but it seems like he may be a better baseball player than fantasy player… The two guys on my team I could drop to make room for him are Vogelbach or M. Franco — should I hold?

  79. leon says:
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    Holds RP question.
    Need 2 rp from the pool for holds. Who should i take.

    Jace Fry, Justin Miller, Pedro baez, Bedrosian, Wes parsons, joe kelly

  80. KyBosh says:
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    Great post Grey, which side would you choose in 7 player keeper league:

    Buehler, Meadows, C. Allen, round 2 pick in ’20

    or

    Sale, Do. Santana, S. Greene, round 5 pick in ’20

    Really not liking what I see from Sale’s arm, looking to sell while his past success is still fresh in our memories. I also have OZUNA to sweeten the deal if Domingo doesn’t cut it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker over Sale but Domingo over Meadows and closers are whatever…. So, prolly lean Walker

  81. hot corner says:
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    Here is some food for thought, since I am trying to figure out what the heck is going on with SP’s this year. Of your pre-season Top 50 SP’s, there are 22 guys who threw 15 or less innings in spring training and don’t pitch for either TB or PIT(somehow they have figured out how to get guys ready for the season on low innings, probably on back fields). I exclude anyone who is injured and hasn’t pitched yet and move everyone up to put together a Top 50. Here are the regular season stats thus far:

    15 or less innings in ST (22 guys): 8.98 K/9 | 5.73 ERA | 1.39 WHIP
    Everyone else (28 guys): 10.38 K/9 | 3.47 ERA | 1.18 ERA

    Long story short, some of these guys are just getting warmed up. Buehler threw 2 innings in spring training. He is essentially in spring training now. Also includes the entire BOS staff because of Cora’s “plan” to limit their ST innings. Nola threw 8 innings in ST.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, especially on Walker… This is spring training for him, for sure

      • hot corner says:
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        Yeah. A lot of the guys that you were hyped on pre-season had light springs – Wheeler, Ed-Rod, Quintana, Lucchesi, Beuhler. These guys will come around and I am looking to buy low. We saw it with Quintana last night.

        The guys that I am worried about are Strasburg, Paxton, Hendricks and Pivetta. I will sell them for pennies on the dollar. They seem lost.

  82. chicitysox23 says:
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    My hitters are killing it right now. Lead my league or near the top in every hitting category we have. But my pitching stats, woof.

    Staff is Paxton, Wheeler, Maeda, Lucchesi, Gausman and Hendricks with Iglesias, Davis, and Robertson in the pen. I felt pretty good about my pitching going into the start of the season. To early to panic on these guys, or make some moves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too early, I like those SPs still, except maybe Gausman, but I’d even hold him still — Robertson I have no faith in

  83. Clive92 says:
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    Merrill Kelly or Carlos Rodon? Thanks!

  84. Keith Labelle says:
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    Pick uno por favor: Yonder Alonso, Winker, Laureano, C. Walker, Pederson, Nimmo, Jose Martinez or A Cabrera

    Samesies: Yonny, EdRod, R. Hill, Godley or a closer like Swarzak, Minter, Gyvens, Parker

    Thanks G-Dogg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramon

      Swarzak

  85. Joe Beisbol says:
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    Let’s play ranking games!

    1. Rank the following SS replacements for Trea: Galvis, Ketel, Schoop

    2. Rank the following SPs: A.Sanchez, Cahill, Woodruff (and would you drop RP Rogers to add any of them)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Schoop 2. Woodruff

  86. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you stream VV @ Miami. Son has him at $15.3.

    Thanks

      • lwomack58 says:
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        Thank you

  87. wass says:
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    Trying to decide pitchers due to weekly start limit, I freaked at the weather news for Hamels today –

    Pick top two please:
    Hamels (LAA) – $12.1
    Paddack (@ARI) – $14.6
    ERod (BAL) – $14.8
    Holland (COL) – $16.3
    Fried (NYM) – $8.7

    I am leaning Paddack and Holland or is Hamels worth the risk due to the Angels lineup. Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paddack (@ARI) – $14.6

      Holland (COL) – $16.3

      • wass says:
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        Glad we agree haha thanks!

  88. Yea says:
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    Choose 2, need homers, runs, and steady at-bats the rest of the year

    Bauers
    Vogelbach
    Winker
    Smith Jr.
    Moreland
    Pillar
    Jo-Ma
    Pinder
    Galvis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland, Pillar

  89. Mike says:
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    Would you trade an injured Clevinger for Walker Buehler?

  90. CloudTown says:
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    Was at the Braves game last night, great park. Camargo’s HR landed 4 rows in front of us, almost got Tildaddy’s HR! Alonso’s bomb was awesome too, fun night. Headed to Wrigley tomorrow, hoping Trout gets back in the lineup. Have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s awesome, jealous!

  91. Robert Glade says:
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    Yonder Alonzo or Jose Martinez? 6 cats ( the 6th being obp added to the standard 5 )

  92. packers2018 says:
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    Hi Grey,

    !2 team with a 6th cat of OPS, 2 players at each position. I have Voit and Hosmer at 1b, with Hoskins eligible but in the OF.

    1. Vogelbach or Hosmer?

    2. Rudy is in one of my 3 “cutline” leagues. We are looking up at the leaders though. HA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Vogelbach 2. All of my NFBC teams are a mess this year — between injuries (Stanton) and underperforming SPs

  93. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Please rank ros 10 team
    Glasnow, Lucchesi, musgrove

  94. William Hung says:
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    How did Gary Sanchez get hurt?!?!?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      By doing squat

      • JFOH says:
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        By doing something dirty?

  95. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Which side do you prefer? DominGOD + Eflin or Kluber?

  96. Bunso says:
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    One gotta go

    My needs are runs, homers, and consistent at Bats for the rest of the year

    Yandy
    Laureano
    Moreland
    Pillar

  97. William Hung says:
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    I need Grey-o-Nator – Who are your top 3 plays over Sat/Sun?

    Luke Weaver v. SD
    T. Ross @ Minn
    Pineda v. TEX
    C. Smith v. PHI
    Strahm @ ARI
    Kelly v. SD
    Junis v. CLE
    Cahill @ CHC
    Mikolas @ CIN

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda, Smith, Kelly, they’re not great

  98. Bunjamin says:
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    McMahon or Profar? Thanks!

  99. JP says:
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    Would you deal Bieber/Jose Ramirez for Springer/Blackmon?

  100. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Ugh, I did the same thing in the Matz/Marquez amalgam. Like Joe Public said, “You got to live and learn.”

  101. Daisy if ya do says:
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    Grey, how much of a poo should I give about Aaron hicks this yr?? I’m in a dyno lge and I wanna keep him around but the need to rosterbate is strong. I’m kinda in limbo mode too where I can compete this yr but aren’t one of the stronger teams and like my youth too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can you at least wait until he returns?

      • Daisy if ya do says:
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        I can but jus bitin at bit to pick guys up lol. Yandy Diaz would be my pickup. Hicks or pivetta or Clint Frazier would be drop candidates

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop Pivetta

  102. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto redraft. would you drop any of yonny, fred peralta, caleb smith or fried in order to grab jose martinez?

    thanks!

  103. Jc says:
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    Need a spot start. Please pick one that you think can get some innings without getting blown up. Wins and strikeouts are secondary to innings, WHIP

    T Williams at Nats
    E Rod v O’s
    Fiers v Rangers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are they all away?

      • Jc says:
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        Williams is away. Other two are at home

  104. Shine On You Crazy Glasnow says:
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    Matz or Wacha ROS?

  105. howie2978 says:
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    9 team 5×5 roto.

    Drop Piscotty for Meadows or Soler?

    My other OFs are: Betts, Conforto, McCutchen, and Eloy.

    Thanks!

  106. crenshaw07 says:
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    Wow SON likey likes Pomeranz today. I just sharted typing those words. Are you buying or selling Pomeranz vs. COL…home game in SF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not messing with him

  107. Lucky D-O-Double G says:
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    H-R to the Izzo!

    Lucky D-O-double G, laying it down for the old OC.

  108. The Great Knoche says:
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    Both the HRs so far at Wrigley would have gone anyway, but the wind is blowing hard. 340 foot fly balls to center are going to go out today. Rizzo would have had his 5-6 rows up, but it almost cleared the stadium.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mean’s while, Bryant still can’t homer

      • Lucky Dogg says:
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        Ah, the reverse jinx – I like it!

  109. Tigres says:
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    Gray! 100 innings in and my ERA is 5.70. Its Startpocalypse Now!

    • Tigres says:
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      whoops GREY sorry for the ‘a’!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I hear ya

  110. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey,

    I own Yandi and Healy with no bench bat. Moreland , Swanson and Schoop are available and i have only 40 moves left for the rest of the season. Stay put or make move. My moves obviously are important so i better use them just in cases there is a real upgrade over my own players.

    Thanks

  111. Grey

    Grey says:
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