Kris Bryant (3-for-5, 3 RBIs, and his 8th and 9th homer) pulled a fast one on us. A switcheroo not seen since the 1987 sitcom, Switcheroo. Singing theme song, “He thought being a kid was tough, and the dad did too…Then a witch came along and did a switcheroo…Now the dad goes to school and the son has sex with the mom…Whatcha gonna do it’s a Switcheroo!” Kris Bryant’s switcheroo was pretending to be a washed-up baseball player, and he did a switcheroo with his former MVP self. Classic hijinks ensue, like the scene where fantasy baseballers mentally replace Kris Bryant with the schmohawk they drafted instead around 120th overall. Singing, “I thought drafting Kris Bryant would be tough, so I instead took Didi Gregarious, and now there’s no way I will be victorious…Switcheroo!” Classic fun TV theme song there. There were five bajillion home runs in just this game yesterday, so let’s get to it…Humming, “…so I instead took Didi Gregorius, and now there’s no way I will be victorious…Switcheroo!” Sorry, it’s so catchy. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Javier Baez – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-5 and his 5th homer. HR to the Izzo!

Ian Happ – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, but left after a collision with Nico Hoerner, and Happ needed to be carted off the field. Just as it seemed like Happ was coming out of his early-season struggles, Little Nico Hoerner goes full throttle like he’s trying to treat-dig out a plum from a pie.

Luis Castillo – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 6.07. Between Patrick Corbin and Castillo, Saturday was a great day to be a meh starter this year with promise, who I was hoping to see something from, and they return with:  Meh.

Tyler Mahle – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.23. Hearing from people his velocity was down five miles per hour, which is cause for concern, an impending IL stint and Dr. James Andrews building a new wing on his veranda, but I didn’t see one beat writer saying it, and that much of a drop in velocity would have beat writers on it, I’d think. Statcast shows he was around 92 MPH at times on his 4-seamer, but his last pitch was 96, so prolly okay. Haha, very confident! Ugh.

Mike Moustakas – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Moistasskiss!

Nick Castellanos – 5-for-6, 4 runs, 4 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer, hitting .330. The Greek God of Hard Contact was facing the Cubs, the team that first revealed his next level. ‘Member way back in 2019 when Castellanos was an 11-homer hitter in 103 games? He literally hasn’t stopped being a home run hitter since; it’s like he sucked the all-powerful tzatziki from all the Greek Gods, and harnessed it. “Except you Markakis, you can keep your tzatzakis.”

Eugenio Suarez – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in three games. Check out the big brain on this Eugenius deciding to come out of his early-season slump.

Luis Robert – Dealing with a hip flexor strain. Went down crossing 1st base and had to be helped off the field. Coincidentally, after seeing the injury, I had to be helped away from my computer. Optimistically, I’d guess Lou Bob misses about a month. Hopefully, Hall of Fame manager, Tony La Russa remembers who Robert is when he returns. “I’m sorry, Lamb needs to play, he’s free-range.”

Yermin Mercedes – Didn’t play yesterday because he was late for reporting time. Yermin Mercedes should’ve said he accidentally fell asleep at a stop sign.

Lance Lynn – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 1.82, as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Just want everyone to know I knew the answer was 1776. I just had a brain fart at Friday night trivia, saying 1988.”

Franmil Reyes – Out a few days on the paternity list. Johnson filling in, which ironically is also what got Franmil in trouble.

Triston McKenzie – 2 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.27. Maybe we can sit Sticks McKenzie on the left side of the bench, and when Franmil returns he can sit on the right side and seesaw Sticks to the moon.

Zach Plesac – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 4.78. Looking for hope, finding four walks in under six innings. His opponent, Lucas Giolito (5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (3 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 4.99) pitched marginally better. Start spreading the good news, we got margarine butter.

Cesar Hernandez – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .188. As someone who has him in one league, this was the first game I can remember being thankful I have Cesar and didn’t go Roman waivers.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa – 2-for-3, 2 runs, and a slam (5), and legs (5), and three homers in the last four games, hitting .277. Five homers and five steals through roughly one month? Oh, just the ol’ 30/30 pace. I’ll buy that Diner-Falafel for a dollar!

Mike Foltynewicz – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.32. He’s found nearly all his velocity back from 2019, and looks more like a low-4 ERA pitcher than the high-4 ERA pitcher he became. It’s still kinda lowercase yay, but he’s now in the Streamonator camp vs. a total ignore.

Danny Duffy – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 0.60. That’s the 2nd lowest Royals ERA of all-time thru five starts, behind Greinke’s Cy Young year of 2009. By the way, his Cy Young speech was 500 words about Chipotle guacamole. Long overdue that I watched Duffy, and 96 MPH paint, which is significant for a guy who was throwing 92 MPH last year. Of course, extra giddy-up helps the slider and change. He’s still throwing much closer to a 3.30-3.50 ERA pitcher, and not 0.60 ERA, but 3.30-ish plays in all leagues, so I wouldn’t expect him to become completely unusable.

Alex Kirilloff – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, and his 4th homer in three games, and there’s not a hotter schmotato as far as the eye can see in Hot Schmotato Land.

Mitch Garver – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .185. Mitch most definitely doesn’t kill my vibe.

Jose Berrios – 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.58. The Twins jumped out to a huge lead, and Berrios cruised out to the Ivictory Coast for a free night at the W.

Andrelton Simmons – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. After Simmons hit that, the announcer exclaimed, “What a shot,” and Andrelton said, “Wait, I have the antibodies.”

Hunter Dozier – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer. I can explain why he had his first home run in forever, and maybe his first hit — I just dropped him the other day. You’re welcome.

Didi Gregorius – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Take that, Switcheroo theme song!

Zack Wheeler – 7 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.49 vs. Taijuan Walker – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunner, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.00. Walker matching Wheeler every step, like the game was played on top of four punctured tennis balls.

J.D. Davis – Dealing with a left hand sprain. I’m going to get a hand sprain telling people to pick up and drop Davis.

Edwin Diaz – 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.22. How about we all play in Holds+Saves leagues next year? Huh? Deal?

David Peterson – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.81. Am I losing my mind because of bullpens or do certain pitchers have a worse ERA than they should have? Has Peterson pitcher poorly for a 4.81 ERA? Like what even?

Corey Kluber – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.03. This looked like vintage Kluber, until you realize the Tigers, his opponent, are hitting .200 as a team. Their three-hole hitter, Miguel Cabrera (0-for-4), is hitting .115.

Carlos Martinez – 8 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.72. And you said there was nothing left in the tank! *sees three Ks vs. the Pirates* Meh, okay, so it’s like there’s used deep-fry oil in the tank and it smells like a jalopy running on churros. It could be better, the Streamonator does love his next, and I’m streaming him so this will work out great.

Harrison Bader – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, and only 2nd hit this season. Sounds like Keston Hiura.

Marcus Semien – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer, and will likely be hitting leadoff again soon because George Springer (0-for-3) is Mr. Glass. What’s going on with Springer? He can’t play a full 9 innings? Yesterday, he left with leg fatigue. (Pronounced ‘fay-tee-gay,’ it’s Italian.)

Alejandro Kirk – Hit the IL with a left hip flexor injury. Damn, it’s like he’s dealing with Gamelitis. The WebMD page says, “The injury that happens right when a young player gets playing time and has the ability to breakout. Coined by a rather handsome fantasy baseball expert named Grey Albright five years ago about Mat Gamel.” Geez, I’m gonna have to check the WebMD page for ‘intense blushing.’

Travis d’Arnaud – Hit the 60-day IL with a thumb injury. With Kirk and d’Arnaud both going down, Elias Sports Bureau said this was the first time two catchers were injured in the same game since prolly April, adding, “We’re moving offices, so we don’t have a ton of trivia right now.” Okay, cool. Since this is a 60-day IL, Alex Jackson is beyond awful, and the Braves called up William Contreras. I grabbed mini-Contreras in 15-team mixers and deeper. Though, I just didn’t have a need in shallower leagues, so that was the only reason I didn’t grab him there. Many think Young Contreras can be better than Old Contreras, but there could be growing pains, Mike Seaver.

Dustin May – Left Saturday’s game with an arm injury that looked like it could knock him out for the season. He yelled Mayday and people got confused thinking he was psyching himself up. May getting hurt on May 1st, is the worst irony since Miranda July couldn’t find a match for her fireworks display. “My sparkler is sparkless.” That’s Miranda July. May heads for an MRI today, and he had a shooting sensation in his arm, so I’d expect bad news. Reached out to some people about Josiah Gray coming up to replace him or Jimmy Nelson (I had NL-Only questions, y’all!), but the Dodgers won’t need a starter for a week and a half, so there could be one bullpen game to buy time until Tony Gonsolin returns. Depends on how deep your league is on whether you should be stashing Gonsolin now.

A.J. Pollock – 3-for-6, 8 RBIs and two homers (3, 4). Also, in this game, Matt Beaty (4-for-6, 3 runs, 7 RBIs and his 1st homer). They accounted for 15 of the Dodgers’ 16 runs. Shame Beaty/Pollock, the LA power couple, were like a regular Bonnie and Clyde, and managed to perform with an Absence of Malice, Tootsie.

Omar Narvaez – Hit the IL with a strained hamstring, and the Brewers lost Manny Pina, earlier in the week. Your Brewers’ starting catchers, Candice Bergen’s ex-husband Luke Maile (this is a very hip reference), and Jacob Nottingham (2-for-4, 3 RBIs, and his 1st and 2nd homer), who  is a 2nd catcher for NL-Only or Sheriff-only leagues.

Griffin Canning – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 6.20. Hope I’m wrong, but it feels like it’s one good start, one terrible start back-to-back with Canning. Streamonator says his next start is tough, and I agree, so it would be nice to see him string together something worthwhile. I’m basically writing out my vision board right now.

Shohei Ohtani – 0-for-3 and two steals (5, 6). Good way to make me into a Ohstani is getting two steals in a game with no hits.

Rafael Montero – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 4th save as Kendall Graveman (1 IP, 0 ER) worked the 8th. I’m going to name my first ulcer: The Mariners bullpen.

Blake Snell – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.51. Wow, outside of the iron fist of Kevin Cash, Snell is really going deep into games.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer, hitting .240. FTJ! Fun The Jewels fast!

Kevin Gausman – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.04. Ya gotta admit you were a little worried about starting him in San Diego. Gausman don’t miss, bros and five lady bros!

Mike Tauchman – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer as he hits 2nd. In my NL-Only leagues, I’m Futurama’s Fry, screaming, “Shut up and take my money!” In mixed leagues, I’m prolly letting someone else grab him still.

Pavin Smith – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and hitting well in the last four games, though not with a ton of power. Though, Part II:  They Keep Making Thoughs, yesterday’s home run was a boom. Could be a light schmotato.

Trevor Story – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and a slam (4) and legs (3), and left the game after taking a pitch off his finger. Nice things <does not equal sign> me. Gonna need a prayer hexagon that Story’s okay. Please, Fantasy Baseball Overlord.

Daniel Bard – 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 9.00. Kazaam! Why was he in a tie game in the 8th inning? Oh my God, I hate Bud Black so much!

Isan Diaz – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer, as he hits leadoff, which is from Jim Leyland’s School of Managing. Chisholm is out; Diaz is replacing him, so he goes in the exact same lineup spot. Does it make any sense? Nope! Not at all.

Patrick Corbin – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 8.10. This start was vs. Marlins, a roughly league-average offense. They sit around the middle for AVG and OBP, kinda meh, which is a good adjective for Corbin’s start — meh.

Max Scherzer – 9 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners (0 BBs), 9 Ks, ERA at 2.54. After the game, he rushed to the hospital because his wife was in labor. Leaning in as his baby is emerging, “I don’t know how you do it, Doc. If a baby was coming out of Yan Gomes’s crotch, I’d never be able to concentrate.”

Jose Urquidy – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.71. Didn’t like Urquidy coming into this year, and based on his numbers this year, I like him a tad less. His numbers look like a young Kyle Gibson. I will call him Debbie Gibson covering Paula Abdul’s Forever Your Ur.

Yordan Alvarez – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer. So far Yordan’s being housed in fantasy value by about five other DHs. Power up the Yordong! If you want, that’s me asking for consent.

Austin Hays – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .250. Are Cedric Mullins and Austin Hays sharing should-be-leadoff-with-some-power-and-speed powers?

Ramon Laureano – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, hitting .233. Any guesses where Laureano is on the Player Rater? I don’t know what you’re guessing, but I can almost guarantee you’re too low.

Matt Olson – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .314, as picked up right where he left off, after a ball hit his eye, i.e., from teabagger to four-bagger.

Jesus Luzardo – 3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.79, but hit the IL after fracturing his hand, playing a video game. All those years as a teenager playing video games I thought my mom was calling me a loser. “You’ll hurt your hand if you keep playing with your joystick so much, you loser!” Crazy thing is we didn’t even have a video game system.

 
  1. The Rizzzz says:
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    Let’s go Grey!! Love the write ups.

    Points League.

    Rest of season: Cronenworth or Hoerner?

    Thanks!

  2. Al KOHOLIC says:
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    Holds and saves leagues for sure. This is wacky

    • Keeks says:
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      My league made the switch in 2019, rave reviews. Highly recommend.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Keeks, I’m about to join you

  3. galica123 says:
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    Grey!!!

    Awesome!!

    a. In LAD I heard they’re calling yet another of your bastard children to the fold…Josiah this time.

    b. Tauchman going to rock in Coors. Don’t spoil my fun with your negativity and splitting mixed league and NL-only league hairs.

    c. Marx Brothers quote of the day for May 3, 2021

    ‘He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot but don’t let that fool you. He really is an idiot.’

    d. Random Reggie Jackson quote of the day for May 3, 2021

    ‘[Jackson gave a better explanation later, anyway.] He has a good move to the ball, … He has the ability to pull the ball. He has the ability to hit the ball to leftfield. And he doesn’t have enough power to get too far off the track.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Haha

      B. I hope so!

      C. Haha

  4. Simsbad says:
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    Thoughts on Longoria’s Savant numbers and thoughts on Longo going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks like he had a solid month, one of the best of the last few years…Still don’t have a ton of hope it continues

  5. BB says:
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    The Dodgers would need more than one bullpen game to buy time before Gonsolin returns, the word from Dave Roberts on Sunday was that he’s three to four weeks away.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah, well that clears that up

  6. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    OK, why did you change his name to Gregarious when Gregorius was a perfect rhyme for victorious?

  7. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    ugh. Edwin Diaz. I was leading my H2H matchup by 2.5 points when he entered the game. My opponent has Rhys Hoskins, who was scheduled to bat 6th in the 9th inning. So, I was confident he wasn’t going to get to bat and I would win. But, of course, he did bat and hit a 2-run double to score 3 points, and I lost.

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      Diaz admitted that he was dealing with a tight back during a mound visit with no outs in the bottom of the ninth, but he tried to pitch through the injury.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        oh man that’s literally the last play of the night where 2 players swung that much at END of the matchup week, that’s at least tied for the dirtiest way to lose i’ve ever heard.

      • Al Koholic says:
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        Sad ending

    • Vash says:
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      Diaz threw it down the middle

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Same here Win. Dropped H2H categories league thanks to last minute ERA and WHip issues

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s hurt too? Ugh

  8. Lion-O says:
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    12 team keeper. Ave, rbi, r, sb, ops, hr

    Mountcastle or pavin smith?

  9. bobsnyder4210 says:
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    12 team/5×5/H2H…having a Ss-elig utility guy on board fits my build nicely but it feels like Cleveland is giving up on Gimenez and he’s going along with it. Keep holding Gimenez or swap to Hoerner, Urias or Polanco? Looking for a nugget of Grey wisdom here…thanks!

    • bobsnyder4210 says:
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      I assume, BTW that the answer above is either “hold” or Hoerner” but everything is situational. Bonus question, if you would…

      I may need to open up room for an SP streamer this week…I have 4 closers…Kimbrel and Barnes are staying, but if you had to drop one of either Neris or Valdez, which one would it be? I figured by now one would have answered this for me by losing their job or getting hurt. Who knew…

      • bobsnyder4210 says:
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        Thanks…appreciate it!

  10. Nitro says:
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    Adolis Garcia vs A. Riley ROS?
    points league, 12 team

    • goodfold2 says:
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      mee’s betting it’s riley here.

      • DonnieB says:
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        Riley.

      • Nitro says:
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        What about RIley or Nico?

  11. Ellis says:
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    Drop Biggio for Nico?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      That’s a Nic-No

  12. Luke says:
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    Better ROS, Dylan Carlson or Alex Kirilloff? OPS league. Thank you for your time.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      I’d want Kiriloff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carlson, but might change and it’s close

  13. Bbboaton says:
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    I’I’m in AL only 5×5 league. My pitching imploded in very first month and I’m behind the 8-ball in WHIP/ERA…..::

    Current staff:
    Bassitt
    McCullers
    Luzardo
    Cobshoemaker

    I could trade for 2 of the following:

    Name Tm IP H R ER BB SO W SV ERA HW/9 Status
    P DCease CWS
    P KGibson Tex 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    P JMontgomery NYY
    P ERodriguez Bos
    P CJavier Houston

    I’m thinking of getting g rid of Cobb and shoemaker for two on list. What would you do? The alternative is to get rid
    Of the cobbler and get McClahanhan off waiver

    I can trade Jered Walsh and Belk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoemaker for McClahanhan sounds fine to me — I’d take Javier for Walsh, sounds fair

  14. Bbboston says:
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    Sorry… poor editing… no belk.

  15. LaRockakis says:
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    Plz no Markakis slander. Thank you.

  16. mcstarrs says:
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    Speculative Saves Question: Are you buying shares of Dustin May’s long lost brother from another mother, Trevor?

    Familia got the save last night but Trevor’s FIP dont lie.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      yeah that and he’s actually been good for like the last 3+ years, whereas on the other hand you have j.familia. damn shame the mess lost that other guy who’s name appeared to be spelled by a cat walking across a keyboard as another leverage RP, as they used to be a tandom.

  17. lt81 says:
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    So I was pushing hard to move Tatis jr when you said sell and had numerous owners just dicking around saying I dunno. Asked for yelich, asked for Soto,Devers and now were here and I’m being told hey let’s pull the trigger. Is he still 100% a sell? He’s so sick but everyday I wait for the highlight of his arm flying into the outfield!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Still think he’s a sell, obviously depends what you can get

  18. steve stevenson says:
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    AL-only keeper, give C. Valdez for Eaton and Stassi? None would likely be kept. Eaton would replace E. White and Stassi would replace Trevino in my lineup and I’d still have Barnes, Trevino and T. Rogers for SV.

  19. goodfold2 says:
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    i thought you were sticking with weak armstrech for mckenzie, that one was better.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      yeah i don’t know if it’s a record just yet but i think going into yesterday DET had a teamwide OPS of .603 (which probably got worse). not good when like 9 d.descalso’s wouldn’t just improve your team, it would massively improve your team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Juggling thru them

      • goodfold2 says:
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        they’re both good.

  20. Bobbo says:
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    While I admittedly turned it off after Bryant’s 2nd HR, it didn’t appear Mahle’s velocity was down, and the weather was pushing up that HR/FB ratio quite a bit. There were 10 home runs hit in the game.

    • The Harrow says:
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      somebody was in here claiming yesterday or over weekend that realmuto hit the 60 day DL too, people might be reading some rumor fantasy site or something’s going on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, seemed like the ball was flying

  21. William Hung says:
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    I just realized IKF started his recent hot streak when I dropped him for Carson Kelly… so that’s my gift to all those who either didn’t drop IKF for Kelly after that Buy/Sell article, or was able to undo their mistake and pick IKF back up… but it’d be great if someone can gift me no more injuries and/or slump busting for most of the guys on my team. Thanks!

    • William Hung says:
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      whoa… Cavan Biggio was just dumped in my league… I know you were lukewarm on him coming into the year, but he’s “free” now… do I swap him in for another player you are lukewarm on in Jeff McNeil? My other 2B is Kolten Wong right now

      My league scoring for batting is –
      5 standard categories plus OPS, Ks, and ABs

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Biggio over McNeil

        • William Hung says:
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          Looks like the Biggio owner is cutting bait on under performers – Charlie Blackmon also just got dropped. I’m guessing Blackmon is someone I don’t need to think about adding since my OF consists of Betts, Alvarez, Lewis, Kelenic, & Bellinger

          • Grey

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            Doesn’t seem it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wish I benefited

      • William Hung says:
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        You and I would have words if you benefitted, lol – you had everyone including myself dropping IKF for Kelly that day

          • William Hung says:
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            I think in order for Carson Kelly to outperform IKF ROS, he either needs to hit in just about every game OR the D-Backs will need to play him more than 2 our of 3 games per series at some point. I didn’t realize that the D-Backs had the day off today, so if they are just blindly subbing Kelly out every 3 games, then that needs to change

            • Grey

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              IKF has speed on his side too

              • William Hung says:
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                Yep… that was why I was kind of 50/50 on making the switch – after all these years of fantasy baseballing, still getting taught lessons from the fantasy baseball gods. To add insult to injury, the team that snagged him off waivers is one of the more competitive teams, so IKF just twisting that knife right now. On the flip side, this is the same team that dropped Biggio, so if I do end up with Biggio, I’ll need to hope he turns things around and becomes a 20/20 stud

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Carson Kelly might be more valuable than IKF still

  22. Chucky says:
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    Junis to the pen for Lynch? Is Lynch the 2nd coming of JFer? What did Junis do wrong? Lynch hasn’t pitched past A ball, is the buck worth the bother? Will he see 5 IPs?
    Drop Antone for Whitlock in a Saves AND Holds category league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Such a weird move, I have no idea why Junis was bumped — Whitlock or Tejay seems like a push, but can try it

  23. Texas Flood says:
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    What kind of a world are we living in where Byron Buxton and Willie Calhoun are the best hitters in baseball? The one where everything Grey said about these guys in 2017 finally comes true!

      • William Hung says:
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        Travis Shaw MVP incoming…

          • Coconut Willie says:
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            Maybe it’s beating a dead horse, but he seems deadly bad…

            Shaw or Biggio

  24. Jorginho says:
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    Would you accept Wheeler for Buxton (I would give buxton)?

    • Donslaughtonslaught says:
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      You know your league best, but I would want a better pitcher coming back if I were selling my Buxton high. At least I would try to sell him more, but that may be the best offered to him. I am biased as a Buxton owner, but I would be bummed if he stays healthy and keeps hitting like an MVP (two big ifs) to took back and realize I only got Wheeler for him in early May.

      • Donslaughtonslaught says:
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        *best offered to you

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      I wouldnt.

  25. LOLmets says:
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    Mahle looked awful from the start of the game. yeah velo was down and he looked like he was aiming the ball and not cutting lose. what pissed me off the most was he clearly had nothing and he already had given up 5 earned runs through 5 innings with 8 hits allowed, and the reds had a 6-5 lead at the time, and the clown coach david bell sends him back out there for the 6th where he immediately gave up a double and got no outs before getting pulled and got a 6th run on his record. like could they not see he was done? i get it their pen stinks but why force mahle back out there, silly extra run added. his next start is at Cleveland who ranks 25th in mlb as a team in OPS so hopefully he can bounce back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hopefully — thanks!

  26. Racehorse says:
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    Grey –

    One month into the 2021 season, here’s my report card from my 5 RCL Teams …

    RCL #2 = 7th place (have Juan Soto-IL)
    RCL #3 = 2nd place (in & out of 1st since 25 April)
    RCL #9 = 12th place (entire pitching staff has morbidly obese rations)
    RCL #12 = 2nd place (have Cody Bellinger-IL)
    RCL #21 = 1st place (life is good!)

    Common thread tying all my teams together = all teams have Diner-Falafel and Tapia, along with 3 teams having Hader & Liam whose entire season’s stats will hopefully mitigate my poor drafting of starting pitchers.

    Here’s my question — the Kenta Maeda talk is that all the analytic arrows are going in the wrong direction (big time).

    The month of May is one long month — how long do I wait to see if Maeda turns it around, 1 June or way sooner?

    Thanks, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends how bad he looks, no? If he’s giving up 4 ER in 2 IP, you’re waiting until June?

  27. scoboticus says:
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    Adolis Garcia or Cedric Mullins?

  28. LOLmets says:
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    Surprised you didnt mention Bohm who went 4-8 over his last 2 games with a homer 3 runs and 2rbi and a bunch of hard hit balls. it seems like some of his struggles have been a result of bad luck. the phillies have 4 games at home vs the brewers to start this week. big week on tap for philly hitters (i hope)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s good stuff, nothing to mention tho

    • NUX says:
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      You don’t get to say anything about Bohm anymore, after calling him booty one week into the season. People don’t forget!

      • LOLmets says:
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        well since theres even more booty on the wire at 3b its a forced marriage. rooting for him hard. really hope he makes the post this week a few times.

  29. Vash says:
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    I keep looking at Pavin Smith Razzballers and it seems like something magical is happening.

    In my league, I keep trying to find talent because of how deep it is, and just looking and Pavin’s metrics, and I know it is very early, but it’s looking almost elite outside the elite power.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I was watching and he hit Sunday’s homer really well, opened my eyes a little

      • Garbage Day says:
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        Yooo Grey. Our boy Kirilloff is going as crazy as Detective Peeters on an amphetamine binge!

        So Hoerner and Dylan Moore are on the wire and I could use an IF. Don’t absolutely need it but it would be nice. Drop any of these for one of them (assuming you’d go with Nico).

        Drop Soler or Tyler O’Neill (or even Kirillioff) for one of them?

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yes!

          Hoerner over O’Neill if you don’t need power, and need SBs/AVG

  30. Jesus Satana says:
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    2021 is weird. I had to move Muncy to 2nd, Eugenio to ss to I could fit Jesus Aguilar in my 1B slot… I’ve got Hosmer, Santana, and now Aguilar on my roster. 3 1Bs… where did my life go wrong?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hard to say without more backstory

  31. Jay says:
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    Nico Hoerner or Dylan Moore ROS? Also who do you think steals more bases? Thanks!

  32. ESPN Points, for this week- please rank

    1-German vs Hou, vs Wash
    2-McClanahan @ LAA, @ Oak
    3-Robbie Ray @ Oak
    4-Taylor Rogers (Closer) vs Tex (4), @ Det (3)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      4-Taylor Rogers (Closer) vs Tex (4), @ Det (3)
      1-German vs Hou, vs Wash
      Ray

  33. The Great Knoche says:
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    Poor Louis Malle….

  34. Chud says:
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    Some quick ROS options:

    Save/Holds RP: Clase, Trivino, Kopech?

    SS ROTO: Correa or Lindor? (did I REALLY just ask this?!)

    Thanks and have a great week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them? Clase

      Lindor

      • Chud says:
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        Do u prefer Kopech or Trivino to Devin Williams? Very limited roster spots in this league…..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends on needs, Trivino is likely more valuable in 5×5

  35. Papa Jean Segura says:
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    Start Dunning tonight @MIN?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Not me.

  36. Hank says:
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    Grey,

    I got offered Kelenic for Means/Staumont in a 12 team, 5×5 keeper league. My team is in 11th place and I have Betts, Bellinger, Franco for my three keeper spots.

    Do you take the offer or hold? As long as Kelenic doesn’t go full Andrew Vaughn, I should be able to move him or Bellinger for more than that later, right? Just want to know if I’m being blinded by the uber-prospect appeal…

  37. Mitt Face says:
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    Greetings, o mustachioed one

    H2H locked lineups, please pick 2 to start this week:

    K wong
    A Kiriloff
    K Lewis
    N solak
    Roll the dice on the return of J Soto (6 games, maybe)

    And, if I may ask another, which one would you start, between:

    A wood @ Col
    J happ vs Det and Tex
    Bassitt @ Tor

    I’m leaning towards J, to see what happens with those matchups.

    Thanks, again, for doing the lord’s work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know their matchups — who are they playing?

      Happ

      • Mitt Face says:
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        Wong @ phi, mia
        Kiriloff vs Tex, det
        K Lewis vs Bal, tex
        Solak @ min, sea
        Soto maybe vs Atl, @ nyy

        A wood @ Col
        J happ vs Det and Tex
        Bassitt @ Tor

        Gratitude

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Are these 5? 6? 7 games?

          We have tools for this, ya know?

          I guess Solak, Lewis

          • Mitt Face says:
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            Dang, sorry about that. I thought I’d included the number of games in my original post. Shameful embarrassment.
            I’ll experiment with the tools.
            Thanks.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, No problem, just trying to give you best possible advice

  38. aardvark says:
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    The day has come. Maeda cleared waivers. Would you drop any of these for him?
    Berrios
    Wood
    Peralta
    Gray
    Javier

    Heavy QS points league

      • aardvark says:
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        Sorry. That’s sonny gray

          • aardvark says:
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            Thank you

  39. Vash says:
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    I have Akil BAdoo in my minors till the end of the season at most. Would he be someone I can drop if a hot prospect gets on fire in the minors this year?

    I also have someone like Canaan Smith and Estevan Florial as potential drops along with Badoo.

    Is there still star potential in Florial btw?

  40. Paul says:
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    “Out a few days on the paternity list. Johnson filling in, which ironically is also what got Franmil in trouble”

    Nice.

  41. LOLmets says:
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    those 2 steals for wil myers last week or whatever was a dead cat bounce. this guy is nowhere near 100%. i wish they would just put him on the IL becasue hes absolutely useless playing with a bum knee. speaking of which, why the hell is he attempting steals on a bad knee!?!? hes literally got more stolen base attempts (5, caught twice) than hits (4) over the last 15 calendar days. is he trying to prove a point that his knee is fine? POINT NOT TAKEN!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, appears like he’s hurt or something

  42. Murph says:
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    Grey
    I was laughing before I even got through the first paragraph… supports my untested and pointless theory that you always have a little extra for Mondays…
    Little background – i got Harper & Realmuto for Barnes, Laureano & Tapia over the weekend. Now I have Contreras and I cant really use him cause i have Alvarez in my UTIL hole.
    Three trade offers – would love your thoughts

    1) Bichette for Torres, Contreras & Carrasco
    2) Judge for Contreras, Gurriel
    3) Ryan McMahon for Contreras straight up

    Separately – which OF going forward
    4) Vaughn, Rojas, Happ, Kepler, Varsho, Pavin Smith

    Thanks buddy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      1. Bichette
      2. Lourdes
      3. McMahon

      4. Kepler

  43. Cable says:
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    h/h points 12 team ……little lite on hitting strong on SPing (Castillo Giolito deGrom Morton Bundy Peralta Burnes Maeda McClanahan Valdez)
    Traded Moncada,G Sanchez & Ynoa for Devers

    Should I be elated or dumb

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        Cable just essentially sent Moncada for Devers. This is alchemy. He should call his doctor if things don’t calm down after 4 hours.

  44. Reese says:
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    Need to replace d’Arnaud, 12 team mixed league single catcher, which of the following:
    Sean murphy, Austin nola, ramos, higashioka, varsho, Astudillo, mejia,

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Murphy for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Knoche

  45. RicoSuave says:
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    Thanks for the great write up Grey!

    16 team H2H weekly points league…

    I need to start two of them? What do you think?

    Trevor Rogers Vs MIL;
    Ynoa @ WAS and Vs PHI;
    Houser @ PHI and @ MIA;
    C Martinez Vs COL.

    Thanks again!

  46. KevinB says:
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    I have Dylan Bundy, Kevin Gausman, Sonny Gray, Joe Musgrove along with a Elieser Hernandez, who is in the DL. What type of SP could e picked up who would compliment these SP without causing an issue with ERA and WHIP?

    • KevinB says:
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      A few WW options are Kyle Gibson, Kuber, Tyler Anderson, Marco Gonzales (on DL but could be stashed), Robbie Ray (Sigh). etc.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        I’d take flyer on Kluber after last start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Knoche

  47. Shitwolf says:
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    MLB report – Luzardo “accidently” banged his hand playing video games bahahha
    Reality -Jesus is a nerd rager and smashed his hand after losing a game.

    I wonder if he was playing as himself in an MLB game and kept walkin dudes and it triggered him?

    I have been tink tink tinkering with my last 2 pitching spots in my weekly h2h. I need to bench one of
    2 start ynao – @Wash and vs Phil
    Freddy P @ Phil
    Sonny G vs white sox

    who would u bench! (I also have Heaney from waivers, but after last explosion he might find his way back from which whence he came)

    Thanks G happy Monday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I know

      Ynoa

  48. Vegans says:
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    HA… free-range Lamb.

  49. Chris says:
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    H2H points league

    Please rank these SP’s ROS:

    Eovaldi
    Trevor Rogers
    Plesac
    Alex Wood
    Bassitt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That order looks fine

  50. For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    ok, what kind of line can i get right now that gonsolin’s gonna magically be healed already and it’s announced before that bullpen game. 2nd bet idea, i get an even bigger line obv, that this same thing is announced exactly today. LAD and their phantom injuries (remember that time they made up an entire injury term for one of a.wood’s phantom DL stints, it was something with the shoulder, i can’t remember the name, but i spent about an hour once trying to even find the term, and couldn’t) are hiliarious. more hilarious, that a sport with added together billion(s) dollar budgets doesn’t have i don’t know, like objective doctors or something yet. it’s actually odd that fantasy leagues haven’t yet followed suit and at least for dynasty leagues made up their own phantom DL slots. whenever you don’t like how somebody is doing but don’t want to drop them and want to add somebody else for at least a while, bam, fake DL stint.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      Should be a glossary term for the Dodgers phantom injury list. Lasorda List. Gonsolin’s been hiding on the Lasorda List.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heading to urgent care with a phantom injury just to mess with the people there

      • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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        were the LAD doing that stuff back in lasorda’s time or is just a lot of dodgers related stuff named after lasorda already so that’s a thing (could be both of course).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It didn’t start until there was a 10-day IL

          • Player X says:
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            I would have bet money Zach McKinstry would magically be re-activated afrer the 10 days were up for his oblique issue lol

            • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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              he was actually hitting well so i doubt his was a fake DL stint. unlike the dozens of times they’ve done this with pitchers; no accident that one of the teams that can afford to outbid everybody else on players constantly has so much pitcher depth that they just effectively get a larger roster than the rest of the league in doing those for the pitchers. yeah i forgot it started on the shorter DL time mins.

  51. Cable says:
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    h/h points 12 team…ROS

    Rank in order … thanks

    Jazz
    Mike Moustakas
    Wong

  52. Ciwa says:
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    Hi Grey!
    Yesterday I saw Giolito outing and I am a bit worried about him. It seems to me that his command wasn’t there and he allowed a lot of contact with a lot of fly balls. Obv I don’t want to drop him in my k league, but i just want to know what do you think about.

    ps: finally playing time for Varsho?

    Thanks from italy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Giolito is a low-end ace right now, not a top one…Might heat up with the weather…

      I worry Varsho doesn’t have playing time

  53. Brooks Jacoby says:
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    Sean Manaea or Black Snell ROS

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Snell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Knoche

  54. Mike says:
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    Should I start Maeda today vs Texas? I

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      If you don’t start him against Texas who are you starting him against? Detroit maybe?

  55. Mike says:
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    Someone dropped Kiner-Falefa in my YAHOO league where he is catcher eligible. Luckily I was able to scoop him up with my #3 waiver. I also have Carson Kelly on my roster.

    It’s tough to trade in my league . I’m assuming Kiner-Falefa > Kelly and I should drop Kelly? Or should I keep them both around and use Falefa as a utility guy as needed? Thanks for your input!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d keep both for now if you have room, otherwise lose Kelly

      • Mike says:
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        Thank you!

  56. Hawk says:
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    Just wanted to mention this about Aroldis Chapman since I have him exactly nowhere:

    10 IP
    2 H
    3 BB
    24 K (out of 35 batters)
    ERA: 0.00
    WHIP: 0.50

    I know we don’t pay for saves around here but if you paid for this guy….you got your money’s worth.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, let’s see how sideways he goes at some point soon

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        Or, 12 rounds later – Richard Rodriguez
        11.1 IP
        1 H/1 BB
        10 K
        1 Win/4 Saves
        0.00/0.18

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s what I’m talking about!

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            Or, free off waivers – Emmanuel Clase

            12.1 IP
            9H/3BB
            13K
            2W/5SV
            0.00/0.97

  57. J-Hova says:
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    Great write up! I didnt realize Mahles velocity could have been down… Quesiton, have 0 flexibility in 10 team with Bellinger, Soto, Katel all hurt. Very shallow league so Eovaldi & Morton are available and Streamonator loves this week. Is it worth dropping either Mahle or Ian Anderson to stream or am I better off holding those guys and waiting for one of the above to come back and free up that streaming spot?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d hold since someone above mentioned Mahle gets Clev next and that’s an easier matchup, if that’s not good tho, then will need to reevaluate

  58. eballs says:
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    Would you bench Al Wood this week @ Col? Points league

    Also for context here’s the rest of my pitching staff

    Ryu
    Sonny Gray
    Bundy
    Means
    Trevor Rogers
    Gausman
    Pablo Lopez

    Or

    Would you drop to stream one of the following

    Tyler Anderson @ SD
    Dunning @ Min
    German vs HOU
    Pivetta vs Det
    McClanahan @ LAA

  59. Franklin D. Razzalot says:
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    Keuchel has been brutal this year. Take action in a 12-team keeper league where Singer, Wainwright, A Sanchez are available or hold?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      You really can’t start anybody with a K per nine below eight with any confidence anymore

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        Regarding Keuchel that is

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at matchups, Sanchez at home

  60. Dave Funnell says:
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    1) Do you trust Montas tonight? While he’s better at home, his career numbers to me give the feeling that he was PED-aided for his success and post-PED is who he really is. Almost double the HR/9 after his suspension.

    2) Great observation on Mahle!

    3) Rank these pitchers ROS in an Otteneu….I’ll list them in my order: Flaherty, Musgrove, Berrios, Framber

    4) I want to believe in a Dozier resurgence, until I look at his career and see that 2019 might be more of an anamoly.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      My good friend magoo calls Montas Jekyll and Hyde. Really no telling which one shows up. I lean Hyde tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I don’t own Montas, and wouldn’t, but have no idea his matchup tonight

      3. Flaherty, Berrios

      4. Yeah

  61. fausto

    fausto says:
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    Wait and see on diaz injury gran familia. Also is dolis the ackshually the closer in tor?

    • fausto

      fausto says:
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      *grab. I got work to do in lost loubob jd davis story and I think someone else yesterday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab Dolis, Trevor May, that order

      • fausto

        fausto says:
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        Thanks I usually post first and read later the Mercedes sleeping at the wheel was mf’ heelarious I did an lol out loud as a prisoner of saint louis I can appreciate it. Total side note but is nick cappozzi still working with razzball? Not stalking him or anything I just have his cell from when he set up the bus tour and was cleaning up my phone contacts.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Capozzi got a job on cruise ships, not working for us anymore — still a good guy tho!

  62. OaktownSteve says:
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    The Bard on Bard…or Steve Tuttle watches the Rockies 8th inning, a play in V acts

    Act I
    Nothing will come of nothing. Misery acquaints a man with strange bed fellows.

    Act II
    Now is the winter of our discontent! Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war!

    Act III
    Et tu, Brute?! Get thee to a nunnery!

    Act IV
    Is this a dagger I see before me? To be or not to be, that is the question.

    Act V
    I am a man who loved not wisely but too well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, so brutal…So unnecessary too, what was he even doing there

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Givens has to get job soon. Bard WHIP is brutal. I’m stashing him a few places.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          Did you catch any of their Justin Lawrence who looks like Joey Lawrence (whoa!)? Triple digits, funky arm angle. Atrocious minor league numbers, but probably the guy to watch after the inevitable Michael Givens interregnum.

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            I’ve saw Lawrence pitch a few times. Good gravy does that dude have some stuff. I get the feeling he still doesn’t have a great idea how to harness it right now.

  63. Primetime says:
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    Streamnator loving maeda two starts. We trusting it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have no idea who he’s pitching against

      • chris pierce says:
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        Texas and Detroit

  64. citizen5 says:
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    For back up on Story, just in case…

    Drop Hiura (1B/2B) for Kiner-Falefa (SS/3B)?

  65. Robin Yount says:
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    LuRoberts going down is a killer.

    Keston was benched 4 straight games. As a Brewers fan it seems they have completely lost confidence in him, but it’s hard to drop him. Two more weeks for me to hold or until he is sent to AAA, thoughts?

    5×5 roto, I need to drop one of these dudes (or drop Huira)

    O’Neill, Adolis, Kiriloff. I lean dropping Adolis, I like Kiriloff the best.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can lose Adolis

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      I just cut Hiura last night. It feels amazing.

      • Pops says:
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        I have dreams where I drop Hiura. When my wife asks my why I’m smiling when I wake up I lie and tell her I was dreaming about banging my ex-gf

  66. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    What’s with Freddie Freeman?
    Barrel% is 9.6, BABIP is .197, BA is .216 K% is 15.6
    The last year that his Barrel % was this low was 2018 but that year his Barrel was 9.1% with an 18.7% K rate but BABIP was .358 and BA was .309
    He’s gonna be fine right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so! Yes, he’s been brutal, lots of weak grounders to the right side from what I’ve seen

  67. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Need to start one of these guys. Who do you like?

    Castillo @ cle
    Bassitt vs tor
    Wood @ col
    Plesac vs cin

    Thanks!

  68. aaron says:
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    I am in a saves and holds league…

    i have Diaz and Alverado..6 ER last night..no save..no hold.

  69. lwomack58 says:
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    Tauchman for 3 games in Coors against all righties.

    Will need to drop Berti but can probably pick him back up since he not hitting yet.

    Good move or hold?

    Thank you

  70. lzack1 says:
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    Hello Grey!

    A: JD Martinez, J. Baez, B. Hand

    B: Acuna, Nola, M. Zunino

    Which side? Is it close?

      • lzack1 says:
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        Thank you sir!

  71. Whatever says:
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    Carnac the Magnificent:

    For men of a certain age, Johnny Carson is still the gold standard of late night television. Haha.

    Ok, so in my 12 team keeper OBP league, i paid $42 for Dylan Moore at the draft (yes draft inflation is crazy in my league).

    I was trying to swing a deal for Wong from a team selling as there is not much on the wire and I dont want to drop Moore as someone will pick him up for a buck or two.

    So i offered Alcantara @1, Moore @42 and Nolan Jones (minor) for Wong @17. And he rejected thinking he would hold me over the barrel. At some point I think he will go for this deal but just thinking maybe I am overreacting.

    I do have pitching depth (Cole,Lynn,Rodon,Ynoa,Duffy,Wood + streaming)

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha — that wasn’t a good deal, lucky he rejected it

      • Whatever says:
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        Better lucky than good I guess. :) Which proves one thing, In Grey We Trust.

  72. Harley Earl says:
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    I know you’re going to rip me, but I’m going to add to what I said last Thursday.

    Benintendi seems to have found his stroke. He’s been a top 50 hitter the last two weeks. During that time, he’s batting .351 with a .429 on-base pct. with 10 runs, three HR, six RBIs and one stolen base. That’s not bad production if you’ve got him on the end of your bench and using him on travel days, Sundays, for an IL fill-in and whatnot.

    He may not be a “thing” yet but he’s trying lol. Not sure I believe it yet either, but he has raised his batting average to .273 and now has a .347 on-base pct. for the season. I think he’s worth monocoling at this point.

    OK, go ahead and throw some rotten vegetables and make snarky comments my direction now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How’s Wil Myers doing?

      • Harley Earl says:
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        He’s alright. Been terrible the last week. Why no love for Julio Urias today? I know you love him!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s been awful and it’s your fault

          • Harley Earl says:
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            Hahahhahaaha!!! That hurts!

            My boy Myers has 12 runs, 13 RBIs, 4 HR and 4 SB. That will play!!!

            But his 2/12 with 1 RBI last week was awful. Can’t be doing that or he’ll find his ass on the bench!

              • Harley Earl says:
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                Come on man, show some love for Julio!

                Dude is filthy! Look at him going seven innings and striking out double digit batters twice! You know you love him! Even if he does beat up girls in public and gets away with it! Yikes!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, Julio Urias, a guy I’ve never said I liked except for the last 35 times

                  • Harley Earl says:
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                    I know you love him! I just wanted you to throw some more love at him today when I came to read your article!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Mmhmm

                  • Harley Earl says:
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                    Honest!

    • William Hung says:
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      Def noticed this as well, and i think he hasn’t struck out in 3 straight games to boot… his LA is still 10% though, so not sure how many HRs he’s going to hit

  73. toolshed says:
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    The news on luzardo shows how much he is invested in working on his craft. Banging his hand because he was mad at fortnite and not saying anything about it until after he left a start is not acceptable. How about preparing for his start? Maybe if he concentrated more by watching his pitching technique, reviewing video on how to attack batters from the opposing lineup, etc., he would be doing better.

    This is why a guy like soroka who doesn’t have the best pure stuff always seems to outperform. I lost all respect for luzardo and will never draft him again. The mental aspect of the game and the preparation needed to be great is not there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not a great look — member Joel Zumaya?

      • toolshed says:
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        Yes unfortunately

          • Big Dog says:
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            To be fair, from what I read Luzardo did report his hand to the trainers before the start and the Oakland medical staff cleared him.

            WTF?!? How is that possible? Obviously, Luzardo’s actions were childish but I really wonder about some of these MLB medical staffs.

            Plus, this year is going to be the worst because the media cannot travel with the teams which allows them to be even shadier with information unless it is an obvious on the field injury.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, that is bonkers

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      buhbuhbuh he wore gold spikes. Nobody in gold spikes can be bad.

      Luzardo is a really good reminder that young pitchers are a pain in the ass. You got a left hander who can pop 99 with a wipe out breaker, so it’s way to early to give up on him. But yeah, “craft” is the right word to drop on him. Attitude alone won’t get it done.

  74. wwekoda2020 says:
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    How would you rank bassitt, eovaldi and descalfani ros?

  75. Mike Honcho says:
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    In a 5 OF 12 teamer, how do your rank the following:
    Hicks, Happ, Hays, Eaton, Avisail

  76. brett says:
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    My hitters.. 10 team

    C – Vazquez
    1b – Aguilar
    2b – Muncy
    3b – Moncada
    ss – Story
    2b/ss – Hoerner
    1b/3b – Olson
    OF – Robert
    OF – Bellinger
    OF – Kyle Lewis
    OF – CAnha
    DH – Y. Alvarez
    Bench – Jazz

    Waiver wire..

    B. Lowe, Semien, T. Hernandez, Wendle, Riley, Tapia

    Swap any of these?

    Huge thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowe over Hoerner, Teoscar over Canha

      • brett says:
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        Teoscar over Conforto?

        Thanks again!

  77. DonnieB says:
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    Drop Lux for Trevor May in 12 team roto keeper? Lux is a bench bat unless Ian Happ is now batty from the collision. So many injuries yesterday.

    Varsho,Baby Contreras or Austin Nola ROS? Any of them over Dom Nunez I guess too?

    Thanks….great write up on this depressing day. Looking at you Luzardo and Robert and Diaz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Lux

      Nola

      No problem

  78. Tim says:
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    Will Smith or Christian Vazquez for catcher?

    Thanks!

  79. CatchersSuck says:
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    Drop Ramos for Higa? (OBP leagues)

  80. ESPN points, ROS please rank CI

    1-Goldschmidt
    2-Chapman
    3-Bohm
    4-Donaldson

    Thanks, appreciate all of your advice!

  81. krazyivan says:
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    Plesac
    Or
    Chapman.

    The Pope decided to mess with the Phillies. I want to get a copy of all of Rhys Hopkins mic’ed up commentary. Dude lived an entire baseball season of up’s and down’s in one game.

    • krazyivan says:
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      Sorry,
      Matty Chapman

  82. Lucky Dog says:
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    Honestly I’m just glad you didn’t mention the dad sleeping with the high school girls because that would be weird and creepy.

    Switcheroo!

    I almost grabbed Bryant in 2 different rounds – he’s literally been on my teams for 5 straight seasons. I would go look to see who I drafted instead but don’t want to break my hand banging it on something like Jesus.

    Also, my league-mates are openly mocking me on the message board for picking up Montero for the 3rd time after dropping him twice.

    Hot dog!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Switcheroo!

      Luzardo might’ve been drafted instead of Kris Bryant, which makes me want to bang my hand

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        But WWJD?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Slam his fist into dry wall

  83. LG Baseball says:
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    Grey great write up!

    Need your help with some lineup decisions. Need to start 4 from the following:

    Maeda vs TEX and @DET
    F. Peralta vs @PHI
    Gausman vs SD
    S. Gray vs CWS
    Marquez vs SF and @STL

    Can you please rank the top 4 in order?

    Thanks!
    LG

  84. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Hi Grey,

    12 team roto redraft 5×5 with OBP. Need steals, runs, ERA, WHIP

    My starters are Means, Bassitt, Eovaldo, P Lopez, Civale, DL: Ryu, Fried

    1) E Suarez was dropped. Drop E Escobar to put in a bid? How much FAAB out of a $100 budget?

    2) L Castillo was dropped. Castillo over Fried?

    3) I know you don’t like Fried. Let’s say he looks just okay against Nats and Jays, his projected next starts. Would you keep or drop? WW SPs right now are Dunning, C Mart, Pivetta.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure, $7
      2. Yes, $7
      3. You’re dropping him for Castillo, otherwise hold

  85. Pops says:
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    Didn’t Luke Maile direct My Dinner With Andre Dawson? Which led to Justice Potter Stewart declaring, “I know obscenity when I see it, and it’s Keston Hiura’s fantasy value.”

    Okay to drop Sims in saves leagues, yes? Can I rage drop Bard while I’m at it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yes! Nice

      Can drop Sims

      • Pops says:
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        But not Bard? Damn.

        Thanks, Grey!

  86. Cohen says:
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    Grey, please pick top 2 streamers
    Weathers home vs Pirates
    Happ home vs Rangers
    Pivetta home vs Tigers
    Kim home vs Mets
    German home vs Astros

  87. bigbear says:
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    In the words of They Might be Giants: If it wasn’t for disappointments, I wouldn’t have any appointments.

    Pretty much sums up my response to the IL pandemic this year…

  88. Slimcompoop says:
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    “Sheriff-only leagues”…haha!

  89. Funny name says:
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    Hold Kyle Lewis or drop for Hoerner?

  90. Thundershoe says:
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    Happy Monday, Grey!

    A. Are we starting McClanahan @LAA and @OAK this week? both teams seem to be good against lefties so far this year.

    B. I have what seems to be a rough slate of matchups this week, esp with Junis getting pushed out of his juicy Cleveland start (WHHHYYY). Which of these starts would you absolutely not touch?

    Brubaker @SD
    German vs HOU
    German vs WSH

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sounds terrible
      B. Brubaker

  91. eballs says:
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    Drop McCann for Knizner, Stephenson, or hold (points league)

    Drop Adolis for one of the following (5×5 h2h)

    Hays
    Josh Rojas
    Luis Urias
    Haggerty

  92. frankgrimes says:
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    Eat a D Ryan.
    Mountcastle… you suck so hard.
    Thank you for nothing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What a beautiful haiku

      • frankgrimes says:
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        My celebration of Japan today

        Write haiku
        Sushi for lunch
        Start for ohtani pitching in rcl for first time

  93. P_Swayze_OnAHorse says:
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    I don’t typically ask for help, as I like to figure things out on my own. That being said, this year has been a total dumpster fire for me so far.

    12 team H2H keeper league / 27 man roster

    R/H/HR/RBI/SB/AVG/OPS & W/SV/K/HLD/WHIP/QS

    I’m in 10th place with a 21-32-3 record

    I’m usually a firm believer to stand pat with my team until mid-season (unless somebody makes me an offer I can’t refuse).

    My season began with Eloy & Springer going down. This created a big problem for me.

    Springer didn’t appear to be making great progress, and I was getting worried about his probability to stay healthy throughout the season. So, I traded Springer & Hosner for Arenado. I realize this seems like an overpay. However, Springer would have to be kept in the 1st round next year, plus his injury concerns (After losing Eloy, I can’t afford to take the risk).

    The problem with having Arenado is that I also have Moncada, Yuli Gurriel, Nate Lowe, and Jesus Aguilar …. all of whom have been crushing the ball lately. So, Nolan has been on my bench.

    But, I digress. Here’s my team. Do I look to make any moves, or hold?

    OFFENSE
    C: S. Murphy, J. McCann, W. Contreras (Yes, yes, yes, I know!!!!)
    N. Lowe
    D. Moore
    N. Arenado
    N. Hoerner
    R. Mountcastle
    A. Bohm
    A. Hays.
    M. Haniger
    M. Betts
    Y. Moncada
    Y. Gurriel
    J. Aguilar
    J. Wendle
    B. Lowe
    D. Swanson

    IL: E. Jimenez
    NA: J. Aedell, J. Duran, N. Jones

    PITCHING
    J. Urias
    K. Maeda
    T. Walker
    C. Flexen
    C. Bassitt
    M. Wacha

    A. Colome
    A. Garrett
    M. Melancon
    G. Soto

    IL: C. Paddack (Covid), H. Jin Ryu, T. Gonsolin, T. Rosenthal
    NA: D. Jefferies, T. Houck

    THANKS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your pitching looks like a total shitshow — your hitting seems fine besides owning every catcher — I’d prolly try to trade Arenado for an arm and hope I could make due with the hitting

      • P_Swayze_OnAHorse says:
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        It is, and I’m not sure how that happened. I told myself I was going to target pitching this year. FML.

      • P_Swayze_OnAHorse says:
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        Thanks Grey! I’ve been playing fantasy baseball since 2003, and I’m pretty sure this is the by far the worst team I’ve ever had. Any thoughts I pitchers to target w/ an Arenado trade?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, sucks when you have some bad luck…I’d try for an ace, at least Giolito level

          • P_Swayze_OnAHorse says:
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            I’ve tried for Giolito, Nola, and Flaherty (added a piece on a couple of those) to teams in need of a 3B. Guys aren’t wanting to part with top tier arms. I got a Zach Wheeler for Alec Bohm offter … (Bohm would be a 26th round keeper next year). Sounds Meh, but, like you said, my pitching is a shitshow.

          • P_Swayze_OnAHorse says:
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            Guy with Flaherty said he already has too many Cardinals. Thoughts on Moncada/Bohn/B. Lowe for Flaherty/Wheeler?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds a bit much

              • P_Swayze_OnAHorse says:
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                I agree, but I don’t think I’m gonna be able to improve my pitching otherwise. These guys know they have a corner market on SP. I’m not the only one trying to trade for pitching.

                • P_Swayze_OnAHorse says:
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                  Haven’t heard back yet from the guy with Darvish (full disclosure … I’ve never been a fan of Darvish. Sure, his stuff can be/is nasty … after he’s served up 1st inning dongs & when he’s not on the IL. I’m one of the few Cubs fans not salty that they got rid of him.

              • P_Swayze_OnAHorse says:
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                … and, I know you know this, but these guys have pretty much been riding the pine so far this year (Not Moncada, but I’d just plug in Arenado). So, it’s not like they’re doing me any good anyway.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, I hear ya…I don’t like Wheeler or Flaherty, but they would improve your staff

                  • P_Swayze_OnAHorse says:
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                    I’ll try and be done for the day, after this … haven’t gotten jack done workwise yet today. Anyway, yeah, that’s the thing … does it improve it enough to make me competitive? Feel like the answer is “no”. Which takes me back to square 1 … do I just hold did the break and then possibly sell off for next year. *sigh*

                    Appreciate the conversation, sir!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I don’t know if it makes you competitive, that’s the question…You have a better idea of how much in front of you the others are

                    • P_Swayze_OnAHorse says:
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                      Sorry, this was really more rhetorical than anything. Okay, now get to work P_Swayz, dammit!

                  • P_Swayze_OnAHorse says:
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                    Got offered Snell for Moncada or Arendado.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That sounds decent for Moncada

    • P_Swayze_OnAHorse says:
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      Oh, I also currently have 2 empty roster spots (I had 3, but just added W. Contreras this morning)

      The waiver wire is pretty much scraps. The top 3 batters available are Adam Frazier, Tucker Barnhart and Josh Harrison. The top 3 pitchers are Matthew Boyd (just dropped), Anthony Misiewicz, and Andrew Kittredge.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sounds terrible on waivers

        • P_Swayze_OnAHorse says:
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          That’s Lil’ Contreras … wasn’t thinking about Willson also being a “W”.

            • P_Swayze_OnAHorse says:
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              I hear you. I had the roster spots available. There’s nothing worthwhile on the waiver. He either sucks, and I drop him, or he shows me something promising and I keep him next year in the 30th round.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, I hear ya

  94. Chet says:
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    Hey, Grey!

    Alex Kirolloff = hot schmotato? What’s a hot schmotato? What happened to, “So, let’s talk serious facts and stop jibber-jabbering on the yimmer-yammering, Alex Kirilloff could be Alex Verdugo from the moment he’s called up until the end of the season.”? Is Verdugo a schmotato? I’m confused. “Schmotato”, I don’t think this word means what I think it means. Lol!

      • Chet says:
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        Oooph! That’s worse than I thought! So, Kirilloff is a schmohawk!? Say it ain’t so, Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s a hot bat, pick him up

    • pinkman says:
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      Take it as writer’s license to wordplay, not as gospel :) Verdugo and Kirilloff are not schmoes

  95. aintlifegrand says:
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    Good morning Grey! Another write up that made Monday start with a smile.

    A few conundrums with an avalanche of injuries over the weekend:

    Weekly lineups, would you roll with Hoerner this week at MI over hoping to get a few games from Story (assuming Story isn’t starting tonight of course)?

    Next, of these options, who is the drop?
    Lourdes, Kyle Lewis, O’Neill,

    There are a couple of gambles for SP: Ryu is scheduled to pitch fourth this week “if health allows” according to the manager. Burnes is rumored to be waiting to clear protocol from a close contact positive COVID test and could also be activated this week. Who would you gamble on, or neither? If neither, would have to drop Kopech for a streamer, which leads me to my last question:

    Last, do you still believe Kopech is still worth stashing in a QS redraft H2H league, particularly as a difference maker in September? For league context, most game changers are not on waivers, with young guys like Gore and injured guys like Sale and Severino stashed. Nate Pearson is on waivers though.

    Thank you as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Story at home

      O’Neill

      I’d start Ryu and Burnes, these are not gambles

      Kopech won’t be pitching in Sept if he’s pitching now

      • aintlifegrand says:
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        Thanks again!

        Just to verify, you would lock both Burnes and Ryu into a weekly lineup today, with the belief that both will start this week, rather than start a streamer that has more firm confirmation?

        As to Kopech, do you see any scenario where Kopech keeps these 3-4 inning appearances going until later in the season and then he is opened up to go over 6 innings during September, tuning up to be a rotation piece in the playoffs? Or is this just super wishful thinking that he can offer any QS potential this year?

        I appreciate your insight and your time!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, if they’re coming back, I haven’t heard anything — sounds like wishful thinking, but I guess could happen — more likely is he’s IL’d or sent down for the month of July/August for a run in Sept.

          • Ellis says:
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            I also have Ryu and Burnes but only 1 spot to fill this week, I am leaning Burnes because he’s probably not injured and we know Ryu hurt his butt, who would you recommend?

            thanks!

  96. wudaben says:
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    I just got a stupid trade offer that I should accept but don’t really need the position at all and am not sure how I want to proceed. I’m in a 12 team H2H points league where people rarely trade. Scoring is skewed towards pitching and we start 4 SP’s each week. I have Lindor and Mondesi already but have been offered Bichette for Trevor Rogers.

    Losing Trevor doesn’t hurt me at all but damn… I don’t want to be stuck trying to unload a SS all year either. It’s likely that I’m already going to have to drop a pitcher to replace Robert for the next month. Here is my pitching:

    Darvish, Gallen, Urias, Rogers, Alcantara, Bundy, DeSclafani, Eovaldi, Gausman, Pablo Lopez, Means, Ynoa and Peralta. Thor in my IL slot.

    Batters: Ramos, Olson, Albies, Moncada, Lindor, Acuna, Robert, Adolis Garcia, Marwin Gonzalez and Mondesi on the bench. I know Marwin is nothing fancy but he is eligible everywhere so he is my super sub.

    What would you do here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bichette side, it’s not close

  97. listos33 says:
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    Grey,
    I need help. Currently in last place. This league is pitcher heavy.
    12 team H2H Keeper league. * means keeper as of today. We keep 10 guys.

    Current roster
    olson*
    mcneil
    Bo*
    Moncada*
    Alvarez*
    Mookie*
    Riley
    A. Garcia
    Lindor*

    Bench – Cronerworth, JD Davi, CJ abrams, Julio Rodriguez*,

    SP
    Buhler*
    Berrios
    Mahle
    Boyd
    Ynoa
    Pivetta
    sixto*
    lamet
    Logan Gilbert

    was offered 3 deals, Lindor my 2 # 2 picks and my #4 for Gallen, Conforto, and I. Anderson
    2nd deal – I. Anderson, Conforto, singer for Lindor ( no picks involved.
    3rd deal – Gallen, Conforto, Singer for Lindor #2, and #4

    thoughts?

    team is in 2nd last.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor side in all 3

  98. OaktownSteve says:
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    Who plays the leads in Switcheroo? Jason Bateman as the son for sure. Possibly DIrk Benedict as the dad?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Alex Karras as the dad?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        Too good!

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          Barbi Benton as Mom/Wife has appeal, though not sure she’s got the acting chops!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Meh, it’s a fake show anyway, so we can let her slide…The director was casting his wife tho, Sandy Duncan

  99. William graham says:
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    Hi Grey,
    Great write up as always!

    Who do you prefer in NL-ONLY 5×5 keeper league?

    Jazz Chisholm or KeBryan Hayes?

  100. hungryjacks says:
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    How’d I do? Keeper league, dubious about my chances this year and starting to rebuild:

    My Betts $37, Wil Myers $10 and H Neris Taxi

    For: Kyle Tucker $2, Biggio $7 and Luis Robert $27

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent for future years

  101. OaktownSteve says:
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    Streaming D. Lynch today. Hope he’s not Wild at Heart and that it’s a pretty Straight Story that doesn’t make me want to Eraserhead his line.

  102. Jason Murray says:
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    Carlos Martinez or Dallas Keuchel as backend rotation starter in a 12 team H2H? Thanks.

    • Jason Murray says:
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      Also, O’Neill or Profar as my 4th OF? O’Neill has been hot recently, but Profar has been steady and the steals/lack of strikeouts have been nice.

  103. rhodyballer says:
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    Sano over KeBryan or Tapia after losing L. Robert?

    Or hold?

    • rhodyballer says:
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      Calhoun also available

      • Russ says:
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        Willie over Tapia, Willie is leading off against righties and still hitting lefties. Where Tapia seems to be in a platoon now

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      Tapia is trending very 4020

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Steals yesterday tho, yum yum

  104. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    I kinda have 5 OFs for 4 spots on each of my 2 teams, so I figured I would see what you thought about which 4 to start:

    Team 1
    Y. Alvarez
    K. Tucker
    R. Laureano
    N. Solak
    A. Kiriloff(B)

    Team 2
    Acuna
    Laureano
    O’Neill
    A. Garcia
    K. Lewis (B) Tough go right now

    You can see my Benched players, but I’m open to suggestions.

    Thanks very much Grey. And praying for Story to be ok.

    • Yankee My Wanky! says:
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      I guess it may also depend on how many games and against who and where, but let’s say in a vacuum.

      Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Not Solak
      2. Not Adolis

      • Yankee My Wanky! says:
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        Glad to see you and I are on the same page – HA! Will make the changes.

        Might explain a few things about where my team stands?

        Thanks much Grey.

  105. Lil Petey says:
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    It broight a smile to my face to think that Ian Happ was simply clamoring to be Nieco’s mirror and ran right into it.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      Man Hoerner is built like a truck. Happ musta felt like he got hit by John Lynch

  106. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Well good, now I have a reason to bench Luzardo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench? Drop or IL

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        lol, as in not use. I start him he sucks, I bench him he pitches good. In a dynasty he is def a hold.

  107. OaktownSteve says:
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    You put some powerful juju on Kyle Tucker which I give you permission to go ahead and remove. xBA is .286. BABIP Is .179. Top 25% in exit and hard hit. x Slug is .474, Slug is .366.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I will remove it now, I’m sorry for the pain it caused

    • Keeks says:
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      I need to wait to remove the juju until the other owner accepts my buy low, just a few more days

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        How about that Keston Hiura juju? The juju is strong!

        • Keeks says:
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          So strong we might get to draft him for almost free next season!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, he’s gonna be around a 200th overall pick next year the way he’s going

  108. Jim says:
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    Someone dropped Jeff McNeil. Drop colin moran to pick him up or hold?

  109. martinrostoker says:
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    I have Story and he looks DTD. Is ir worth trying to get Luis Urias or Amed Rosario?

    Thoughts?

    Have a great week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get them for what?

      • martinrostoker says:
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        good question:

        Eliminate a pitcher like Chris Flexan, Jordan Montgomery or Chris Rodiquez. I do have a reasonable solid hitting lineup. Only have one SS (Story). The other option is to wait and see how the Story line plays out.

        Thanks!!

  110. Keeks says:
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    So I used to follow ProspectBot on twitter and get these awesome notifications as soon as someone got called up, but it looks like that account is dead now..

    Anyone have a good alternative where they get breaking news notifications for MLB prospects?

  111. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    So I have so many pitchers who have been awful that I’m last in pretty much every pitching category but saves. So, would you drop any of Luzardo, Maeda, Fried, Castillo or Plesac for any of J.A. Happ, Pivetta, Robbie Ray, Azolay or Cease?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Luzardo for a streamer

  112. martinrostoker says:
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    My pitching needs improvement. I have analyzed my staff and would appreciate your input.

    Keepers:
    Yu Darvish
    Brandom Woodruff
    Yusmeirio Pettit
    JA Happ

    Border line:
    Ryan Weathers
    Wade Miley
    Matthew Boyd
    Robbie Ray
    Jakob Junis

    Need to be waivered:

    Chris Flexan
    Chris Rodriquez
    Jordan Montgomery

    Please review and recommend any changes. Does any have any trade value?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boyd and Weathers are hurt, Junis is out of the rotation, and others in borderline are streamers

      • martinrostoker says:
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        Thanks for all your help and promptness.

        When you say, “others are streamers”. I am not sure what that phase means. Does that mean keep but check for specific positive $ value. Please claify.

        Do you agree that I should look for opportunities to waive Flexan, Rodriquez
        Jordan Montgomery?

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They will be worth owning if their matchups are good, and if they’re not good, they’re droppable

          Waive Flexen and Jo-Mo if their matchups aren’t good

  113. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    14 team h2h league.

    Team wants trade me Hendricks for two prospects (Simeon Richardson and Marsh).

    You see Hendricks better than his disaster starts recently ROS?

    ALSO,

    I have Dunning and Maeda. Bench both tonight?

    Thankyou

    • Hebrew Hammer says:
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      Minnesota @ Texas

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        Correction texas at Minnesota

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hendricks looks like a mess, and I have no faith

      @TEX? No, I’d start Maeda

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        @Minnesota

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d start Maeda

          • Hebrew Hammer says:
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            Cheers!

  114. DonnieB says:
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    It looks like Diaz and Happ may not go on DL. Who knows. Would you drop Happ for Austin Hays despite my love for the Happ potential for years? It’s a weekly lineup league.

    Diaz I think I have to hope is a short term issue as my DL is Bellinger,Robert, and Luzardo. Trevor May the guy if they announce DL stint of any kind?

    THANKS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t drop Happ — May is the guy

      • William Hung says:
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        not sure May is 100% the guy – I’m hopeful he is, but I have a sinking feeling that it’s going to be Familia – you like what I did there with “sinking” feeling?!?!? It’s cause Familia throws his sinker a ton…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, could be, sadly

  115. Thoughts on starting V. Velasquez vs Mil tonight.

    Streamonator loves the matchup.

    Thanks!

  116. John Oldrods says:
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    Thanks for the great work, as always. I was laughing so hard that my kids insisted I explain what was so funny; now they can’t stop calling their weenies “joysticks”.

    Would you rather have Winker or Luis Castillo ROS? 10-team H2H cat 5×5.

  117. Tom says:
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    Hey Grey
    12 Team Roto
    McCullers/Rodon – Giolito

  118. Milarky says:
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    Nice work Grey! Wondering which three you would SIT this week…

    Eflin (@ATL)
    Eovaldi (DET)
    Means (@SEA)
    Duffy (CLE)
    Montgomery (HOU)
    Fried (@WAS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fried, Eflin, JoMo

  119. William Hung says:
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    Holy hell, i had no idea how bad Biggio has been this year…

    he has a over 30% k-rate and his BABIP right now is a respectable .262 with a .178 BA. His statcast is saying his xBA is .156… sweet jesus, either he’s the ultimate buy low OR he’s a Dylan Moore clone right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes, hadn’t realized that either

      • William Hung says:
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        Can we get Bear/Bull or some kind of dive into Biggio – I’m having 2nd thoughts about his 2021, and we might be looking at yet another player taking a massive step backward when a step forward was expected

          • William Hung says:
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            @SON – can we get a dive into Biggio?

            • Ellis says:
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              He made the switch to 3rd base and it seems to have messed with his head, not sure where else to play him though

            • Son

              Son says:
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              will do

              • Thundershoe says:
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                Yes, please! I have nothing but regret thus far for trading Pab-Lo away for Biggio early in the season. It would really stink to have to straight up cut bait on Biggio (no one seems interested in trading for him). Whichever direction I end up going with him, at least having a Son write-up will help ease the distress.

  120. The Edge says:
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    Hey Grey-

    Is there any point in holding onto Michael Kopech (8 Team League)? Obviously I would if he were in the rotation…

    I guess my question is should I hold for in the hopes that he does join the rotation or should I drop him for Kirilloff?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Kirilloff

  121. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    12 team h2h points keeper

    Which 4 am I not starting this week

    Lynch KC
    Lynch CHW
    McKenzie @KC
    Montas TOR
    Montas TB
    Morton PHI
    Gausman SD
    Ynoa @ WAS
    German HOU

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lynch CHW
      McKenzie @KC
      Montas TOR
      German — these all sound bad

  122. scoboticus says:
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    Need a batty call for today.
    Tapia vs. Sanchez in Colorado
    Kiner-Falafel vs Maeda in Minnesota
    Pollock vs Hendricks in LA

  123. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    The Rockies have contacted Ruben Amaro Jr., a.k.a. Ruin Tomorrow Jr., about their GM vacancy. Yeah, that’s gonna fix it. You can’t make this sh*t up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, shut up, seriously?

      • Garbage Day says:
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        Good it will get him off the Phillies broadcast. I don’t need any more reminders of how he ruined a potential dynasty.

        • Primetime says:
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          Ruben ruined the dynasty? Hmm. I recall 2011 furcal started a game with a triple scored vs Halladay and Phillies couldn’t hit carpenter. 2010 I recall Oswalt getting shelled.2009 I recall Hamels was scared to pitch the WS. Ruben made HUGE deals here. Halladay oswalt pence Pedro Lee (twice).. Charlie was out coached 2009 thru 2011… 2008 Phillies won because of bench coach jimmy williams made the calls..he retired and team went to crap. Ruben brought in the talent.

          • pinkman says:
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            As a red sox fan and amaro sympathizer, I like this take!

  124. scoboticus says:
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    Grey, somebody offered me his Vaughn for my Rodon and Lourdes in a keep forever league. What do you think?

  125. sportivetricks says:
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    After carefully thinking it over and consulting SoN, I decided to sit Plesac, so everyone who started him has me to thank for the nifty fantasy line. The real life Plesac looked kinda lucky, though, and I am still on the fence about using that spot to stream from.

    Lurrrrrrvey!

    • William Hung says:
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      I also sat Plesac so I contributed

  126. pizza5788 says:
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    I have Castillo and Garcia but someone just dropped Jansen , should I pick him up ?

  127. 406mtechdigger says:
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    Hey Grey,

    H2H Pts League

    Adolis or Varsho for a depth bench spot?

    Thanks for your work!

  128. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: he didn’t look great yesterday, but are you buying into musgrove? My Pressly for Mussgrove?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am not buying SPs

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: got it. SPAGNOF?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          SPAGHETTI does not have a face!

  129. Jim says:
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    Kirilloff or Conforto?

    Thanks

  130. Wayne Garrett says:
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    Hello ‘dere
    Please rank- Adolis Garcia, Willie Calhoun, AJ Pollock, Y. Gurriel

    Do you consider Blackmon a buy low? Someone in my league put him on the block for SP needs?
    What do think – Sonny Gray for Charlie B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

      Yes — I’d want Gray, but that’s close-ish…Buy lower

  131. Garbage Day says:
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    Yo Grey. Posting this separately because it landed in the wrong place:

    So Hoerner and Dylan Moore are on the wire and I could use an IF. Don’t absolutely need it but it would be nice. Drop any of these for one of them (assuming you’d go with Nico).

    Drop Soler, Tyler O’Neill or Kirillioff for one of them?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yes!

      Hoerner over O’Neill if you don’t need power, and need SBs/AVG

      • Garbage Day says:
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        Perfect. Thanks! And stay away from that green pill bottle um-kay?

  132. Jim says:
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    Conforto or Kirilloff

    Thanks!

  133. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    earlier comment, I meant Lynch v CLE…not KC lol. Is that still one of your “do start” guys from that group?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your SPs have terrible matchups…Lynch seems ok to risk

  134. TeacherMan says:
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    Thanks, Grey,

    In a 10 team H2H categories league (OPS league; k’s negative), should I drop K. Lewis for Benintendi or Pollock? Other OF are Trout, Grisham, Haniger, and Ozuna.

    Thanks,

    TM

      • TeacherMan says:
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        Word.

        Cheers,
        TM

  135. Ellis says:
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    From a buried post above:

    I also have Ryu and Burnes but only 1 spot to fill this week, I am leaning Burnes because he’s probably not injured and we know Ryu hurt his butt, who would you recommend?

    thanks!

  136. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Anyone hear if Ohtani is pitching today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grimey mentioned it in comments, but I don’t know

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Never doubt Grimey!

        • VinWins

          VinWins says:
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          Well, he got hit in the elbow yesterday, so the start was in question.

          ok, Ohtani (elbow) has been scratched from his scheduled start for Monday’s game against the Rays.

  137. Worm Burner says:
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    Hey Grey,

    You think Conforto or Eddie Rosario is currently a good return for Matt Barnes?

    I know it’s needs-based, and I don’t know if I’m confident that barnes can keep it up for the long haul.

    You da man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Conforto 1st

  138. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    14 team 6X6 keeper

    Continue holding Vaughn and Montcastle or move on for any of the following: A Garcia, Dozier, Shaw, Urias, Beaty, Y Hernandez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Move on, Adolis, Dozier

  139. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Still have a bit of a [email protected]#k on the back end of my roster. Playing Semien and A.Riley in my 2 UTIL slots and have Kepler as my bench bat. The latino law offices of SOTO and SANO are on my IL with both expected back shortly. I have Hosmer as my starting 1B who seems to be putting up his usual solid albeit boring stats. I was carrying Sano in the hopes that I could have a power influx when needed at 1B. Its H2H but I prefer to carry extra pitching so only want 2 bench bats max.
    Available FAs
    AGUILAR
    C.SANTANA
    Man this is long winded.
    Who are the drops when SANO/SOTO are activated? Options-Sano, Kepler, Riley
    Would you pick up either of those fa 1B to keep over the bench bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler, Sano

      No

      • jasen James says:
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        Thanks Grey. Thats the way that I was leaning too. Sorry for putting you through that badly worded write up.
        On a side note, I checked out A.Rileys statcast page. He seems to be very smurfy with his percentile rankings. Great exit velocity and walk rate but the rest is pretty meh. Whole lotta blue. A deep dive into Riley might be a good idea as well. Doesnt seem to be getting many extra base hits. Just in case youre interested.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, interesting, will check it out

  140. Will says:
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    Won my league last season and currently hold a 25+ point lead this season. It’s all downhill from here, right??? My team is about to turn into the ’84 Cubs vs the Padres in the NLCS.

  141. prey879 says:
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    Pick up and stash Duran over any of Profar, Adonis, or O’Neill? 12 team H2H categories (R, HR, TB, RBI, SB, OBP)

  142. herschel says:
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    @Grey: think story misses a couple of games this week? sucks if he does since they start this week at home. in a weekly league, would you start franmil over story?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d wait to hear the lineups

      • William Hung says:
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        Damn not tonight – game PPD

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, gives Story a day to rest his finger

          • Herschel says:
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            @Grey: in a weekly league, do I play Franmil (4 @ kc, 3 vs cin) over story this week?

  143. Hugman says:
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    Hey Grey. Another good’un. Whaddya think, DeSclafani or Manaea in my weekly league this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Only know who DeSclafani is pitching against bc I have him…so I guess start Manaea

      • William Hung says:
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        I was about to ask you if I should think about streaming DeSclafani @ Home against SD. I have Manaea and he’s home v. TB this week

      • Hugman says:
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        Well damn. Forgot to check back in time to make the switch. Hand staying in there for saves again this week, I guess!

  144. Fogimon says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Worried about Springer missing more time? They say its just fatigue in his legs. I’d hate to sit him another week only to see more 2-bomber days from him.

    Its either sit Springer, Kyle Lewis, or Teoscar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go game by game

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, it’s weekly? Then I’d bench Lewis

  145. Mark says:
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    Someone dropped Hiura in my 12 team mixed league. Feels like a no brainer to pick him up despite having McMahon, Hampson, and France. I could drop Nico Hoerner (whom I just picked up) or one of my pitchers (Boyd, Manaea, Eovaldi).

    Who do you suggest I drop and what is your confidence level in Hiura rebounding? His hitting metrics are miserable (including a 55% contact rate, 38% swinging + called strike %) and he’s being benched from Wong. But he’s still hitting it hard (14% soft %), and increased his line drive rate at the expense of ground balls.

    • Mark says:
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      Just realized a lot of others are asking about Hiura as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I predicted in the preseason he’d be sent down due to lack of contact

  146. chris pierce says:
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    Grey, streamnator like maeda. Texas and @detriot? You trust him?

  147. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Freshly activated Christian Walker for the week (3 @MIA 3 @NYM) over slumping Muncy (3 @LAA 3 @ CHC)?

    Thanks.

  148. Saint says:
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    Hello Grey,

    12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS 3 OF Daily Redraft

    I only roster 1 bench bat who only starts when one of my regulars team has the day off or is given a rest day. I always carry a bench bat with multiple position eligibility.

    Yermin is my starter C. I also need some legs.

    Please rank the following ROS:

    Varsho C-OF
    Rojas 2B-SS-OF
    Cronenworth 1B-2B- SS
    Moore 2B-OF
    Nico 2B-SS

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nico, Moore, Cronenworth

  149. leon says:
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    clint frazier or emmanuel clase. dynasty 16 man. thanks

  150. RicoSuave says:
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    Hey Grey,

    weekly points league… if Robert doesn’t get IL’d today then I’d have to drop someone…
    CJ Cron or O’neill ?

    Thanks again.

  151. flaccidbats says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I gave up Grisham and JStaumont for Ozuna and Kopech in a 6×6 holds league. I think my team is good on SBs. Seem like a decent move?

    • flaccidbats says:
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      We also use AVG, OBP, and SLG as stats

      • flaccidbats says:
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        Thanks Grey! And hey, I’m good friends with Billy Hurley from high school days. Love seeing him involved with this site!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s awesome! Hope you’re listening to the podcast

  152. Five-on-One says:
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    Please rank for closers: Dolis, Doolittle, May

  153. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Hey grey How would you rank bassitt, eovaldi and descalfani for the rest of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi, Bassitt

  154. stevie says:
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    1. Do you like any of these pitchers for tomorrow?
    Alzolay vs LAD
    Irvin vs Tor
    Minor vs Cle
    2. If so, would you dump Marquez for any of the above?
    3. Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor, Irvin
      2. Nope
      3. No problem

  155. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Manea and Montas have been dropped. Any preference (mid-term … not just next start).

  156. A-Ram Baller says:
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    Grey wants everyone to hold onto Lindor, not understanding this logic. He got paid, is having one of the worst seasons in the Majors (guy doesn’t even have a SB yet) and is on the Mets. My team is struggling with a lot of underperforming top ranked guys from Grey’s preseason list (Hiura, Lewis), so I cut bait on Lindor for Correa and Rodon. I’m not sad about it, Lindor would have to go on a Bonds like tear to get anywhere close to his projections. Its May, can’t wait around for a guy who is being outperformed by almost every other SS out there…

    • Keeks says:
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      Thank you for volunteering as tribute, may the Bonds-like tear commence!!

      • A-Ram Baller says:
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        I hope he does, I like him. But last season and now so far this season, things are not trending the right direction. You are better off just leaving the position empty….

    • Cram It says:
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      I disagree with all of this, except that he’s a Met.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      I think that’s a bit hyperbolic but my good friend magoo pointed out to me in the off season that his trendline in several metrics has gone the wrong way over the last two years.

      • A-Ram Baller says:
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        Since going 3 for 4 against the Cubs on April 21 Lindor is 4-41 and 0 for last 20.

        ::Mike Singletary Voice:: “Can’t win with them, Can’t Do it”

  157. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    If you throw out Peterson’s first start (you know, before I added him to my Razz team), he has a 3.10 ERA.

  158. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H Redraft league, 6×6 – Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and K’s, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV+HD, K/9

    1) I was just offered Sean Murphy for Adbert Alzolay. in a vacuum, which side?

    I feel like this might get vetoed because of Alzolay’s ownership level but I might actually need Alzolay more than Murphy.

    2) Also, please rank: Wilson Ramos, Tucker Barnhart, Mitch Garver, Willians Astudillo, Daulton Varsho, Gary Sanchez, Dom Nunez, William Contreras, James McCann

    Thanks a lot!

    C: Wilson Ramos
    1B: Jose Abreu
    2B: Kolten Wong
    3B: Matt Chapman
    SS: Garrett Hampson
    OF: Ronald Acuna
    OF: Giancarlo Stanton
    OF: Franmil Reyes
    UTL: Ramon Laureano
    Bench: Dylan Moore

    IL: Adalberto Mondesi

    SP: Zac Gallen
    SP: Pablo Lopez
    SP: Dylan Cease
    P: Drew Pomeranz
    P: Giovanny Gallegos
    P: Alex Reyes
    P: Emmanuel Clase
    P: Corey Kluber
    Bench: Sonny Gray
    Bench: Dane Dunning
    Bench: Adbert Alzolay
    Bench: Nick Pivetta

    IL: Corbin Burnes
    IL: Noah Syndergaard

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sounds fine
      2. McCann, Garver

  159. OaktownSteve says:
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    Maybe Brett Lawrie, Ed Sprague and Eric Hinske put a hex on the Toronto 3rd base position. Look what happened with Vladdy this year. Move Semien over there and put Biggio at 2nd. Marcus is only on a one year deal anyway.

    Speaking of Semien, heard him on the radio the other day saying it’s pretty weird that he’s probably going to be a one and done there without ever playing a home game in Toronto. Pretty funny.

    Thinking about hitting the game tonight. Blue Jays should be fun to watch. If you hear someone on the broadcast yelling “You stink, Matz” over and over, you’ll know I made it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, have fun, if you make it! We’re supposed to go to Dodgers in about 2 weeks I think

  160. Nightpandas says:
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    Gray, you think it’s worth moving Mondesi for Matt Chapman?

    R h Sb rbi hr k obp slg

    It is a 15 team keep 11 so I would keep Bert if I had him

    Currently have FTJ at Ss and Riley at 3rd and Yermin and Tapia rotating in my util spot. Riley could also play left where I have JD Davis and Adolis….is Chapman much of an upgrade over any of these guys to make it worth it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, I’d take Mondesi

  161. Nightpandas says:
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    Gray, you think it’s worth moving Mondesi for Matt Chapman?

    R h Sb rbi hr k obp slg

    It is a 15 team keep 11 so I would keep Bert if I had him

    Currently have FTJ at Ss and Riley at 3rd and Yermin and Tapia rotating in my util spot. Riley could also play left where I have JD Davis and Adolis….is Chapman much of an upgrade over any of these guys to make it worth it?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      FWIW, Chapman has been scuffling and it’s basically just contact issues that have carried over from last year. Ton of swing and miss with him right now.

      One thing I’ve noticed in reviewing the last couple years is that it’s not a great time to be a donkey. In the wiffleball era, those high K rate guys are definitely struggling more than ever. I think if I had my draft season to do all over again, I’d be a lot more careful with high K guys.

      That being said, Chapman should have better days ahead. He’s probably not a Mendoza line hitter so you might catch some regression in the right direction.

      My guess is he’s not enough of an upgrade to move Mondesi unless you think this thing lingers like to the All-Star break of something terrible like that.

      • William Hung says:
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        Chapman admitted he’s still recovering from his hip injury and still getting his swing back as of 2 weeks ago. Based on the eye test, he’s getting better though he even admits he’ll always be a high strike out guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, I’d take Mondesi

  162. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi, do you prefer Aaron Hicks or Dylan Moore? Both have been kind of bad this year

  163. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Another question if I may Grey. Who do you like at 2B in a Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League:

    C. Taylor
    K. Wong
    N. Hoerner
    J. Rojas
    L. Urias

    Thanks again Grey.

  164. Jeremy Payne says:
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    Darvish/Moncada or Lindor/Arenado?

    Darvish is the only one of the 4 that can be kept for next year

  165. blooper says:
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    Soler and Kyle Lewis on waivers—over any of-Cedric Mullins and Yadiel H

  166. CP says:
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    Can you please rank for potential saves Familia, Doolittle, Treinen?

    Thanks!

  167. William Hung says:
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    I’m thinking of seeing if the Lindor owner in my league will part with Lindor + a pitcher… thinking of offering Tim Anderson, who is my UTIL bat.

    His pitchers are: Marquez, K Hendricks, Bassitt, Kopech, Luis Castillo, Scherzer, Wheeler, Keuchel

    Should I try it or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Bassitt or Kopech seems reasonable

  168. JMS says:
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    Grey, my roster’s all out of whack and only you can help me! I’ve got these 1B/OF types:
    1B: Abreu
    LF: Tucker (LF/RF)
    CF: Canha (1B/LF/CF/RF)
    RF: Judge
    U: Ohtani

    BN: Teoscar (LF/CF/RF)
    BN: Walsh (1B/RF)
    BN: Conforto (CF/RF)
    IL: Yelich (LF/RF)

    Who are you dropping first to have a more useful bench/open a spot for Yelich, or who are you trying to trade? I kind of have to leave Kiriloff on the wire, right? Thanks, love your columns!

  169. rhodyballer says:
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    Stash Paddack over McClanahan or hold tight?

    Happ over Solak?

    • rhodyballer says:
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      Forget it – Padsack already scooped.

      D. May to undergo TJ in case anyone hadn’t figured that out from seeing it the other night.

      • rhodyballer says:
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        Tyler Rogers dropped

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, can try Paddack…Solak

  170. Whatever says:
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    Grey,

    Looks like Josh Rojas is getting hot. Drop M. Taylor for J-Rojas? 12tm OBP

    Thanks.

  171. Ryan Horner says:
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    Grey, need a trade opinion in a H2H points league. I would be trading Suarez/Laureano/Montas/Stroman for Machado/Teoscar/Plesac/Garret Richards. Which side do you prefer? Also, was offered Snell for my Gausman. I declined originally, but would you reconsider as it is a keeper league and I’d be getting Snell to keep in the 11th round potentially. Thanks!

  172. Robin Yount says:
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    Keaton demoted.

    • Robin Yount says:
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      Keston

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, the brain on my shoulders!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        Is that where you keep it? Would have guessed lower.

      • Robin Yount says:
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        You were 100 percent correct, I give you credit. Prepare for 100 who do I pick up at MI questions. Let me start

        Lowery, Moore, Harrison, Polanco, Lux ?

  173. Mike says:
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    Thanks for the writeup Grey! Awesome stuff as per ush.

    Luzardo droppable in 10 TMers right?

    I have a very crowded IL and could use the spot

  174. VinWins

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    Yelich! Now I just have to find what team I have him on.

  175. Harper Better Than Trout says:
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    1 – Need to drop two out of J.D. Davis, Wong, Tyler O’neill, Eddie Rosario and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. I’m thinking Wong and Davis, what do you suggest?

    2 – Would you start any of Fried at WAS and Sonny at CHI SOX tomorrow?

    3 – Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Lourdes, Davis
      2. Sure, both
      3. No problem

  176. William Hung says:
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    Are the Mets underplaying Nimmo’s injury? I’m not complaining because it means my guy McNeil gets to bat leadoff as he starts to get hot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly, it’s the Mets

  177. Srbanator says:
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    So the question is do I roll with Yelich for the week, or wait to see how he does?

      • Srbanator says:
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        Thank you, sir!

  178. hondo says:
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    Think Tapia will start game 2 if it’s vs Wood?I heard he might be in a platoon but I’m not too familiar with him. I really try to avoid the allure of Coors because Bud.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He plays 90% of time

      • hondo says:
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        Thanks,I was gonna stream him today then drop him tomorrow when I’ve got a full roster.Now I have to think dammit!

          • hondo says:
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            Turns out they sat him against Wood on 4-28.Also vs Madbum on 04-7and 4-30.Last time he started against a lefty was 04-15 vs Urias.
            I hate Bud Black,it takes an act of God(such as rain) to make me go there.It could be such a good franchise if they would make weed illegal again.
            Pickin’s are looking pretty slim for my batty call.Oh well,back to the stat salt mines I go.

  179. Harley Earl says:
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    Brewers just optioned Hiura to the alternate training site. Wow. He’s really been awful.

    • Harley Earl says:
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      Amazing you said this would happen a couple months ago!

      • rhodyballer says:
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        Incredible

      • Steve says:
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        Makes sense, he’ll get every day reps in a lower pressure situation. If he can’t hit down there, then last year was a mirage. Chances are he figures it out and comes back much more focused.

        • Grey

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          He needs to stop swinging at everything

          • Steve says:
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            If you had one NA slot in a 14T keeper, using it in Hiura or Adell? (League uses OBP & Ks)

            Thanks

      • Harley Earl says:
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        Sometimes you’re absolutely astounding. This is one of your greatest predictions ever.