On a chalkboard someone has written, “K/9 Revolutionaries — Donuts in back, the kind of donuts you can eat.”  In a semi-circle, Patrick Corbin, Gerrit Cole, and Garrett Richards discuss a knuckle curve.  “If you dig your index finger in like you’re Richard Gere trying to get a gerbil out–”  When Kyle Gibson walks in, startling them.  “What’s up, guys?”  The other pitchers frantically hide their K/9 Revolution propaganda; Richards tries to wipe down the chalkboard but the eraser is just streaking the writing, then Michael Pineda appears, wipes pine tar over the chalkboard writing and leaves from where he came.  So, they don’t want Kyle Gibson part of the K/9 Revolution, but he looks like he might be down for the cause.  Yesterday, he went 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 3 walks, 10 Ks, lowering his ERA to 3.33.  His 10 K/9 would be an easy career high. This follows a trend we saw with Gibson last year in the 2nd half of the year.  He’s not doing it with gas either.  He’s dropping well-meaning, nonchalant off-speed pitches.  He scaled back his slider usage, but it’s working much better in a lesser-seen capacity, and his curve he’s using more — outside the zone.   This has upped his walks, but the number of swings he’s generated outside the zone has leaped like 12 lords.  His pitches may lack command, but the K/9 Revolutionaries should put him in charge of at least the northern border to guard against Ontario, eh.  And if you think the K/9 Revolutionaries are not real, this year 35% of plate appearances have ended without the ball in play, and, for the first time in the history of baseball, we’ve played nearly a month with more strikeouts than hits (h/t Joe Sheehan).  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Fernando Rodney – 0 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 6.75.  This was his third straight blown save, but he had two straight saves prior to that, so, as far as Rodney goes, he’s living up to expectations.  *pulls back imaginary arrow, shoots fantasy baseball team in heart*  Obviously Addison Reed should be owned.

Eduardo Escobar – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .303.  Hasn’t been putting on a light show or anything, but, in one deeper league, he’s served his purpose.  That’s all for now at Escobar.Edu.

Andrew Miller – Hit the DL with a hamstring strain.  So many hammy problems this year early on, they should rename that FX show, The (Hamstring) Strain.  I still wouldn’t watch it, however.

Steven Matz – Will remain in the Mets’ rotation.  However, Mickey Callaway didn’t confirm it; he just held up a picture of a burning dumpster.

Ivan Nova – 8 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.32.  He was the Stream-o-Nator‘s Pick It to Not Stink It yesterday.  Hope you didn’t let yourself down anymore than when you sold Apple stock at $17 a share in 2002.

Jung-ho Kang – Was granted a work visa to play again in the U.S.  To celebrate, Kang did a shot of shoju, donned only a barrel and walked into North Korea with a sign that read, “I come in pees.”

Leonys Martin – 2-for-4, hitting .287.  In a surprise to no one, Leonys will be in this afternoon’s Buy.  It’s a hoot and/or holler.

Michael Fulmer – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.76.  The nine strikeouts are great, but tré unusual and I don’t have a ton of love for Fulmer, but, with that said (Grey’s turning this ship around!), Stream-o-Nator likes his next start.

Noah Syndergaard – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.86 vs. Carlos Martinez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.43.  This matchup lived up to its billing, “They’re Great, Save Your Keystrokes.”

Tommy Pham – 4-for-6, 2 runs, 1 RBI, 1 caught stealing, hitting .368.  He has four caught stealings in nine attempts.  Been listening to too much Jane’s Addiction.

Matt Koch – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.93.  After the game, Koch said, “You’re gonna vote for Dave Dinkins, are you crazy?” in his trademark nasally voice.  Koch has good control (of The City’s resources), but his stuff is pretty flat, and is barely a NL-Only guy.

Jarrod Dyson – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .197.  Okay, cool, cool, but not why I drafted you.  Stay in your lane and stick to steals!

David Peralta – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .317.  Yo, how am I still getting questions about picking up Peralta?  I said in the 1st week of the season, I love Peralta.  You shouldn’t need three weeks to pick up a guy, unless you’re in a monthly league or Gitmo.  You the King of Clubs?  You’re not the King of Clubs.  You’re barely a six of hearts.

Nick Ahmed – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Oh.  Okay.  *looks at Francisco Lindor’s stats, dives out window, lands five feet down in rosebush*  DAH!!!

C.J. Cron – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .264.  Yo, I haven’t started Cron once in the league where I own him.  And you’re asking me for advice.  EL OH–Nah, but for real, I screwed up, I think.  Maybe Eduardo Escobar over him wasn’t the move.  Mea culpa, my Latin friends.  Oh, and, of course, Cron will be in this afternoon’s Buy.

Wilson Ramos – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .262.  He heard all of youse asking about dropping him.  Take it back (and him).

Mallex Smith – 2-for-3, 1 RBI and his 5th steal.  I’ve been carrying Mallex for a few weeks now.  Not sure about your leagues, but steals are a hot commodity in mine.  By the by, he’s hitting .353 on the year to, ya know, 2nd place in the AL in batting.

Joey Wendle – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .338.  Go ahead, Mr. Wendle.

Chris Archer – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 12 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 6.61.  You know how Rodney does the imaginary archery pose to end saves?  Yeah, cause Rodney is so bad that the best pitcher he can imagine himself as is Archer.

Dylan Bundy – 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 2.97.  The Regression Fairies faint at the sight of mismatched socks, they saw Lou Bega in concert and they will destroy your ratios.

Devon Travis – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer, hitting .155.  Look what a little “benching for Gurriel” will do to a man’s desire to better himself.  Or this is the one home run for Travis a month.  Either scenario may apply.

Justin Smoak – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  If I may gather a general consensus from the comments, you’re not giving Smoak enough leash.  If shizz is sideways mid-May, then we can be worried.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .306.  Just Dong because who else is going to?

Mike Clevinger – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.56.  Projection systems hate Clevinger, for what it’s worth.  I went to look at his player page (click his name) and looked at his ROS projections and was blown away at how underwhelming they were.  His K/9 is pretty hideous too.  I might be bailing on him in 12-team mixed leagues.  We’ll see how Jack Flaherty looks.  Okay, now I’m literally writing down my inner monologue like a Kanye tweet.

Yonder Alonso – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .220.  30 homers is the Over/Yonder.

James Paxton – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 5.12.  Before we start celebrating that Paxton is back, it’s worth noting this start might have had as much to do with how bad the Indians look.

Domingo Santana – 2-for-3 and his 1st steal, hitting .244.  He’s not in this afternoon’s Buy, because I think he’s owned in too many leagues for the cutoff (50% in ESPN).  If he’s available in your league consider this your wink, wink, nudge, nudge, that he should be owned.

Chase Anderson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.86.  The big takeaway from Chase Anderson is we shouldn’t have judged him after two starts.  See, a teachable moment.

Kyle Hendricks – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.10.  He’s a bit of a machine with how identical his peripherals are from year to year.  Not sure why I didn’t trust him coming into this year (I know; this isn’t a cue to remind me), but he looks like the usual, ground ball-inducing, 7.8-ish K/9, 3.50-ish ERA pitcher.

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer.  I’m happy for him, really, I am.  I hope he and Joe Buck make beautiful babies.  But Happ should not be sitting for Albert Almora!

Matt Davidson – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homer.  Davidson’s like, “Here’s where you can put your Tuffy Rhodes takes.”

Yoan Moncada – 3-for-5 and his 6th homer, hitting .264.  I’m surprised he only has six homers because it feels like he’s hit about two dozen of them.  It’s bizarre how quiet the hype gets on some guys.  He is a 22-year-old who is on pace for a 40/30 season and he was a top prospect last year.   Basically, Acuña last year.

Jorge Soler – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .279.  Okay, so a little underwhelming, but not when you consider he’s doing it while in the best shape of his life.

Jake Junis – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.34.  Not cool, Regression Fairies, and to think I was going to give you my Lady Bird screener.

Ronald Acuna – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run, an absolute bomb.  ACUÑA is INSAÑE!  I need more shares!  Also, the shares I do have I’d love to get into my lineup.  Damn you, weekly lineups!

Ozzie Albies – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Elias Sports Bureau said the last time two players born in 1997 homered in the same game was 2022, because we’re not that old, stop lyin’.

Arodys Vizcaino – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 2nd save, ERA at 1.54.  He got the save today because Minter was rested, or maybe because Vizcaino was rested yesterday.  Not sure.

Sean Newcomb – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.23.  Slow day, so let’s dig in with Newcomb.  Ew, head lice!  Sorry, literal brain.  Newcomb’s K/9, BB/9 and xFIP respectively:  11.1, 4.6, 3.59.  Fastball velocity is down, but still hovering around 93 MPH, has abandoned his slider and throwing a change a lot.  His ERA indicates a buy low situation, but only relatively, he’s still walking a lot of guys (though less than previous years).  Next year, he will be ranked way too high by me as he enters his third season.

Joey Votto – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and third in as many games.  Too bad you sold him for Miguel Andujar and two tickets to see Infinity War, but there’s always next year!

Eugenio Suarez – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the DL.  He was on the DL for two weeks with a fractured thumb.  Okay, I’m not a doctor or anything, but I am a guy who complains players are out longer than they should.  This, however, is the quickest healing man in the history of the world.  Yo, Eugenio, you Prometheus who regenerated his liver after a hard night of drinking?  The Mayo Clinic should shave off skin from Eugenio’s thumb and put it in a beaker with cancer cells and watch what happens, because I’d expect good things.

  1. Terry Dilport says:
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    Good Morning/Evening.

    1. Would you drop Teoscar Hernadez for David Dahl in a points league/deep rosters/OBP? (6th OF)
    2. Drop Tim Anderson for Gleyber Torres (same league) (#3rd SS)?

    Thanks, Grey.

      • Alex says:
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        @Peacecoast: If needing steals, we’re keeping Timmy though, right?

        • Peacecoast says:
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          @Alex: oh I thought timmy was hurt, I think Grey is gonna say go with Anderson actually

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Terry Dilport: 1. Hold 2. Hold — though I wonder how deep with these available

  2. Matt H says:
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    5×5, 10-team mixed, one catcher…would you rather have Wilson Ramos, Kurt Suzuki, or Fransisco Cervelli?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Matt H: whichever one is starting.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Matt H: Cervelli

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Matt H: Me, I am going Ramos. And I do not consider it a close call.

      • Matt H says:
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        @Grey: Manythanks to all

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  3. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Awesome write-up! Mouthwateringly (definitely a word) good!

    a. Just Inciarte him in your lineup and never remove him. Honestly, that must be the quietest 9 SBs (aka on pace for 60 for the season) to start a season that I have ever seen. Him, Dee Gordon and Tim Anderson have helped to keep me afloat in the steals category in my RCL!

    b. Start Ryu in a 5X5 RCL tonight? He’s at SF facing Derek “Dutch” Holland.

    c. Mark Twain quote of the day for April 27

    A good marriage is the union of two good forgivers.

    d. Have a nice weekend.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Thanks! A. Nice! B. I am C. So true! D. You too!

  4. Mike says:
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    Oh no! I’ve ended up with three IF guys. Devers, Villanueva, and Schoop on DL. Also, Davidson is on the WW. Who do I keep out of those 4 for rest of season. And Thanks a lot – this will be my last move all season!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Mike: Devers isnt on the DL..

      • Mike says:
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        My bad, I meant Schoop is on D L and will be back in 10 days. Who would you want out of those guys for ROS?

    • curiousgeorgespringer says:
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      @Mike: hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Agree with CGS

  5. Fleeced says:
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    Grey,

    Can you rank Mallex Smith, Leonys Martin, Conforto and Margot?

    • Fleeced says:
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      @Fleeced:

      Throw in Buxton and belt too pls

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fleeced: Bux, Conforto, Margot

  6. Stupid Sexy Glanders says:
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    thus far in 2 deep leagues a 20 teamer h2h and a 10 team AL only h2h i got beat to both s.gray (my 7 beat by an 8 out of 11 FAAB) and low waiver in the other to wacha, both attempting to drop gibson, guess gotta hope stuff like this shows up more often. that or karns (AL only), or gohara (20 teamer) come back good to drop gibson for.

    15 team dynasty roto (swear i thought it was a 12’er till very lately, must’ve forgot), a team i inherited, and while it has some awesome players, no small amount of their contracts end this year and there’s no way i afford all these hitters next year when they get bid up. going into this year’s auction i was only weak at 1B/2B so got desmond/thames/kipnis (asscab later) at cheapo prices, am leading league now. with thames out i’m realizing i should drop a hitter for a 1B backup (cron likely). OPS added here.
    C kraken
    1B desmond (OF)
    2B asscab (SS/3B)
    SS correa
    3B bregman (SS)
    OF (3) judge/pollock/cespedes
    util (2) delino, leonys
    BN kepler/grandyman/kipnis (2B/OF)
    DL thames

    looking like kepler or grandy or leonys (added for speed while delino was out) is the drop here?

  7. EZ says:
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    Wacha or junis going forward

    • LenFuego says:
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      @EZ: Definitely Wacha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EZ: Agree with Len

  8. pondfrogsplash says:
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    Excellent piece today, Grey!

  9. Ross says:
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    Alonso, Cron, or Belt in a 10 team mixed h2h redraft?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Ross: Belt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ross: Agree with b

  10. Ross says:
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    Moncada or suarez?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Ross:
      Moncada

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ross: Agree with others

  11. Dat Bum says:
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    Dynasty keep forever (12-team) in a league that uses OBP instead of AVG…I get Severino, Rendon, and Winker for Conforto, JTurner, WCalhoun, and Senzel.

    Does this get the Grey Albright stamp of approval?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Dat Bum:
      I like the trade, it gets the MP stamp of approval.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Dat Bum: b

  12. Phil says:
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    Quintana hit the wire.

    Current rotation: Severino, Martinez, Keuchel, Bauer, Castillo, Anderson, Gonzalez, Pivetta, Mikolas.

    Do I drop Mikolas? Gonzalez? Nobody?

    Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Phil:
      if that’s Marco Gonzalez, then drop him for Quintana

      • Phil says:
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        Gio Gonzalez. Is Quintana worth the #4 waiver claim?

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @Phil:
          I’d want Quintana, yes use the waiver claim.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil: Yes, Mikolas

  13. Schwab says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Could use another OF. Both Peralta and Domingo Santana available. Who you picking?
    Thanks.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Schwab: Peralta

  14. MB says:
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    Grey,
    Enjoy the write ups! Can you Please rank going forward. Matt Olson, mazara, Domingo, d peralta, mallex?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MB: Thanks! Peralta, Domingo, Maz

  15. phennore says:
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    Looking to move Lowrie for some pitching. Which one do you prefer or hold?
    Rich Hill for Lowrie
    Ryu for Lowrie

    • phennore says:
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      @phennore:
      For context: 16-team 5×5 league. Current staff is C. Martinez, Tanaka, Alex Wood, T. Williams, Chase Anderson.

  16. Maverick says:
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    Just checking to see if anyone is having sign in issues with Streamonator? Been 2 days…Thanks

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Maverick: Worked fine for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Maverick: There’s contact info on the page for Rudy

  17. Rabbit says:
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    I appreciate the Arrested Development reference. The 90s music group, not the 2000s TV show.

    And Arrested Development got me thing: there’s a lot of fascination with one-hit wonders in music, but I don’t hear anyone talk one-album wonders, which arguably are more interesting. One-album wonders are groups (or individuals) that have one great album with more than one hit (preferably several that get into at least the Top 100), and then do little or nothing else for the rest of their career. Arrested Development is a clear example, as are The Knack (Get the Knack), The Spin Doctors (Pocket Full of Kryptonite), The Presidents of the United States of America (self-titled debut album), and The Black Crowes (Shake Your Money Maker). I find one-album wonders fascinating because, while you can understand how someone can get lucky with one great song but not have enough talent to do much else, it’s more head-scratching how someone can put together a great album but then they can even put together one great song after that. But I bet there are a ton of other examples of one-album wonders than the ones I list above.

    Anyway, I find this topic more interesting than discussing my wildly underperforming roto fantasy team, which is (for example) dead last in HRs (by a _lot_) with a lineup that includes Giancarlo, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Rhys Hoskins, Wil Meyer, Andrew Benentendi, and Corey Seager (I know those last three weren’t going to hit 35 or even 30 HRs, but they should be giving me _something_). FMFBBL.

    • curiousgeorgespringer says:
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      @Rabbit: yeah, I think the thing that happens is you have debut albums that are effectively the band’s greatest hits to that point. They’ve been around for a long time, so they have a catalogue of like 40 songs, and they put the 12 best ones on that first album, and then they need to follow that album up, but it’s hard to write 12 new songs and they already used all the good ones. Just a guess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rabbit: I thought you were going to go a different way, which is interesting to me… You don’t hear about one hit TV wonders… Sopranos was great, but Chase’s other stuff sucks

      • Rabbit says:
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        @Grey: So I’d say it’s hard for those of us not in the industry to identify one-hit TV shows, because we do not usually associate TV shows with their creator/showrunner/etc. We just identify TV shows by their name, and their actors. For me, Community with Dan Harmon is the exception that proves the rule, and Rick and Morty is a fantastic follow-up to Community (how much is Justin Roiland and how much Harmon is up to debate, but the fact is that Harmon’s involvement in R&M makes him not a one show wonder). The other guy I think of in this context is David Milch, because I lurve Deadwood, but he’s associated with NYPD Blue, LA Law, and Hill Street Blues, so I can’t talk bad about the guy, even despite John from Cincinnati.

  18. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Thanks for putting Newcomb on my radar. Sort of reminds me of the Robbie Ray starter kit, except more risk but better matchups (lots of mets and marlins)

  19. Synyster says:
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    Wilson Ramos or Cervelli for the foreseeable future in a 6×6 OBP league? Thanks!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Synyster: Cervelli

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Synyster: I’d go Ramos. Cuz I have owned Cervelli before.

  20. brett says:
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    Grey,

    Can you rank these pitchers in a QS instead of wins league: Berrios, Godley, Bundy, Archer, luke weaver

    Thanks

    • Brett says:
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      @brett: Also, what are your thoughts on Quintana? Where would he fall in that group?

      Thanks

    • b the esq. says:
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      @brett: Godley, Weaver, Berrios, Archer, Bundy,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @brett: Acrher, Quintana, Berrios

  21. kilkennybrian says:
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    6×6 OPS league, 12 team mixed. Infielders (2nd/3rd/SS) are very shallow.

    Is Jose Bautista worth a stash? I see he’s supposed to play 3B and would hope maybe he’s a 25HR-.250 hitter in a decent lineup. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kilkennybrian: He has been good in 2 years and isn’t getting better

  22. kilkennybrian says:
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    Saw you think Domingo is a must add. 10 Team mixed, him or Asdrubal Cabrera? Or even Brett Gardner (who is getting a ton of runs)?

  23. Dave Funnell says:
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    Two trade ideas, wanted your input;

    A) offer Brendan Rodgers and receive Pivetta….the other team is in last and will start rebuilding soon.

    B) offer G. Sanchez and receive both Grandal/Barnes. Sanchez’s contract expires after this season and can be retained at 25% off draft price. Grandal $1×3, Barnes $1×2. I would make this deal in about a month to get more mileage out of Sanchez.

    Keeper points.

    Thoughts?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Dave Funnell:
      I don’t like either trade for you.

      Rodgers will be a star in Coors and Sanchez is gonna be the best C for many years to come.

      • Dave Funnell says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms:

        Let me add to this:

        a) we don’t have minor league spots
        b) I’m in contention to win
        c) I have Tatis as well as Rosario as my SS

        I love Rodgers too, but was thinking of trying to win now…..that said I’m not sold that Pivetta keeps this up, but he does have good stuff.

        I should have been more specific, sorry Malicious. And thanks for replying.

        PS, I hate giving up Snachez, and even if he goes for $35 to me, it’s still probably worth it in a $300 league, because he’s that much better than the rest.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Dave Funnell: Definitely do not do trade B. That doesnt help you at all. Sanchez is the no. 1 C and its not all that close at this point.

      Depending on league context, keeper values, team makeup, etc., I would be ok with Trade A.

      • Dave Funnell says:
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        @b the esq.:

        Both are $1×3, and I have Tatis as well as Rosario as my SS.

        I have Kluber, deGrom, MadBum, Ray and Corbin right now….Pivetta would just be another starter until MadBum returns, but I don’t know how much higher I would be able to sell if need be.

        Thanks for replying.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave Funnell: B. Is awful A. Seems like we need more info

      • Dave Funnell says:
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        @Grey:

        Keeper pts league, 2nd place. SP – Kluber, MadBum, deGrom, Ray, Corbin
        Offense: Sanchez, Abreu, Rizzo, Bregman, Devers, Rosario, Hoskins, Benintendi, Mazara, Polanco, judge, Acuna, O’Neill, Franchy, Candeleiro, Ohtani (batter), hays, Tatis, Vlad, Rodgers

        I’m looking to trade a prospect for a piece I can use now. Bregman, Mazara, Sanchez all are on the last year of contracts and we get a 25% discount on their auction price if we choose to keep, but then cannot drop for 3 years at that price. Rodgers is probably my worst prospect, so I was hoping to unload for a push to the finish.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t now what you’re asking

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave Funnell: I see, don’t love the trades for you either

  24. kilkennybrian says:
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    6×6 OPS, Pirela or Mallex? Heard pirela might get 2b elg?

  25. e says:
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    trade my blackmon for jose abreu and gregory polanco? I have josh bell and Yonder at 1b.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @e: No. Blackmon best player in the deal for sure.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @e:
      no, hold Blackmon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @e: Meh

      • e says:
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        @Grey: What if it was Kris Bryant and Polanco for Blackmon?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bryant

  26. Eric W says:
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    Wow this week flew by can’t believe it’s already get angry at Luis Castillo day.

    • Alex says:
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      @Eric W: He’s parked on my bench today.

  27. Roma pizza stuart Florida says:
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    Who wins In this trade offer

    Stanton
    For
    Lindor

    Even?
    Side note I’m still keeping my on Ian Happ with you

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Roma pizza stuart Florida: Position and team needs…Gray will lean toward his amor, Giancarlo. I think I would go Lindor….less injury risk, younger. Both will have good spots in excellent batting orders once CLE remembers how to play baseball.

      • Roma Pizza Stuart Florida says:
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        @b the esq.: Thank you for the help. This was one of those stir the pot with one of my league members who I know frequents the razz… I’d be getting Lindor and he would also be getting has a thank you for the help. This was one of those stir the pot with one of my league members who I know frequents the razz… I’d be getting Lindor and he would also be getting haRoma Pizza Stuart Florida hisamor

        • Roma Pizza Stuart Florida says:
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          @Roma Pizza Stuart Florida: I love the extra help Gray gets b the esq. ,Malicious phenoms and cram it love all the comments you give us

  28. LG Baseball says:
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    Grey!

    Acuna! So glad I grabbed him early last year thanks to Ralph and you. I’ve got shares yo!

    Would you give up Bellinger and Morton for Freeman in a keeper? Morton wouldn’t be a keeper (10 keepers) and I could grab Wacha off the wire.

    LG

  29. Pager24 says:
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    Hey Grey,

    You like Domingo or Leonys over Teoscar ROS? 12 team 5×5

    Thanks!

  30. William Hung says:
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    When are the Rays gonna wake up and realize Mallex Smith isn’t a Billy Hamilton clone and should be batting leadoff? It’ll make me wanting to drop Hamilton for Smith a no brainer

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: The more I think about it, the more it makes sense to me… should I pull the trigger and swap B-Ham for Mallex?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  31. Tony says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Love the site. Been a follower for years and years. Just wanted to mention that the fox video ads are really making the mobile experience tough. I’m not complaining about ads. I’m totally cool with ads on the site, but these particular ones are making the site difficult to read/navigate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony: I hear ya, thanks! Will look at them

  32. Cohen says:
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    Which would u start if any today?
    Mikolas at Pitt or
    Castillo at Minny
    SON likes Mikolas much more

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Cohen: Both.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Cohen: Definitely start Miklos. I would be ok starting Castillo, but I would lean toward benching him to see how today goes….not starting him probably won’t lose you your week in H2H, starting him, and having him suck, could lose you your week.

  33. Mark says:
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    Jung-ho Kang: Pencil him for 25 homers and a .270 average?

    Troy Tulo: He may be back by the end of May,,,,,,decent guy to stash or stay far away? I think he’s still a 20 plus homer short this year, but what do you think?

    I gave up on Soler and Grichuck. After 3 years of pain, I quit. Soler may be ready to break out, but he will NEVER be the the star he was supposed to be.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark: These feel like questions from 2012, Mark, you time traveler?

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey:
        Thoughts on Kang, worth a roster spot?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            @Grey:
            Sound advice. I already have Swiggy, so no need for another drunk driver on my team..LOL

            Have GRAND weekend Grey!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, you too!

    • batflix says:
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      @Mark: Does he get a starting job? Is he in game shape?
      I think you’d be lucky to get .250 15hr

      same projection for Tulo, except you’d have to get a whole new tier of lucky

      The other still might have some value but they probably shouldn’t have been on your roster for 2 years now.

  34. Q says:
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    Start Snell @ Red Sox in 12 tm league? He’s been good and Sox not as good v lefties this year, but SON hates for obvious reasons….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Q: Meh

  35. Old School Brother says:
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    Drop Yuli for Cron? Drop Devenski for Reed?

  36. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    So my savior (Aguilar) doesn’t even play on short schedule day. But I did have Matt Davidson to pick up the slack!

  37. Zeus says:
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    Me Wendle is a bum. Seriously how annoyed were you when you were watching Yo! MTV Raps and Arrested Development came on? I mean I like me some socially conscious rap but I like it a little angrier.

  38. Rich C says:
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    Good morning Grey! My team 12 team OPS and WS H2H league:
    C- none
    1b Edwin
    2b Happ
    3b Shaw
    Ss Lindor
    IF Hosmer
    OF Mookie
    OF Upton
    OF Olson
    UTil Moosetakiss
    DL Odor
    SP Severino, Cueto, Nola, Weaver, Chase, Foltynewicz, Pomeranz, Flagerty, Newcomb and Buehler
    RP Vazquez and Boxberger

    I traded Jose Martinez for Flaherty earlier this week.

    Trade has been offered to me: my Pomeranz for Polanco and Dickerson. Yea or nay? He also has Dahl that I could probably get.

    Open roster spot on my team. Who should I prick up from free agency: Gibson, Kepler, Ramos, Suzuki, Cervelli, Candelario, Austin, Hicks, Minter or Suarez?
    Thanks!

    • Rich C says:
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      One caveat… available starting pitching in free agency is scarce in the league. Also limited to 70 pickups for the season . I’m at 15 already, most in the league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rich C: Polanco side — Minter

  39. Steamin Beamen says:
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    Grey Albright Fantasy Master Lothario, your handsomeness cannot be measured and your stache is so lit, but which side would your rather…Dahl or Dansby?

    Also using your witch powers, what the hell are the Cardinals doing with Tyler O’Neill? Can you please tell me they will be sending him down soon so I can get back to rosterbating properly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steamin Beamen: Haha… Dahl — Not sure why they called him up, but he’ll likely be sent back down

      • Steamin Beamen says:
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        @Grey: Thanks a lot!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  40. Joe Beisbol says:
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    Sano is currently my util (Abreu 1B, Machado 3B, Simmons SS). I’m concerned that Sano’s k-rate may actually turn him into a Carlos Pena, hit 30HRs with a .210 average guy, and that maybe I should trade him before everyone else sees that as a concern.

    What do you think if I offered Sano for one of these guys: K.Davis, Marte, Pham, or E.Rosario? Also, would Sano + A.Simmons be enough to get Corey Seager?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe Beisbol: I’d be impressed if you could get one of those guys for Sano

  41. hanklongball says:
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    With Acuna’s call up, Hosmer is now relegated to my bench. I am looking to move him for some pitching help.

    Any thoughts on Ohtani? I feel like he’s going to wear down faster than most pitchers, but ROS seems to still believe in him as a top-20 SP.

    Would you offer Hosmer for Ohtani and a closer, or keep him on the bench for a rainy day? 1B on the roster are Hoskins/Rizzo

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @hanklongball: Hosmer is on your bench? Who else did you get at 1B and CI?

      • @The Great Knoche: @The Great Knoche: No CI position, but Rizzo is 1B, Albies is 2B, Hoskins, Harper, Betts OF and Hosmer UTIL. With Acuna added, Hoskins goes to UTIL and leaves out Hosmer.

        In order, I’d prefer to move Hosmer, Albies, Rizzo (he loses keeper status after Day), Hoskins.

        I didn’t think waiver priority for Acuna would fall to me when I drafted, so I overdid it on the bats…

  42. Acuña-Matata says:
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    With Acuna called up to the show, should I drop/trade Ian Happ for a better bench replacement?

    • batflix says:
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      @Acuña-Matata: Trade sure but, I wouldn’t drop Happ yet in most leagues over 10 teams.

  43. Scott Steelers says:
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    Was offered Lester for britton. Could use both positions. Would you do it for Lester now and just snag RP as new closers pop up?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Scott Steelers: No guarantee Britton comes back healthy. No guarantee he closes. I’d want Lester.

  44. Mookiewilson says:
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    I just acquired Acuna for Luke weaver and a draft pick but woke up with an offer Marcell Ozuna for Acuna. It would make me feel sad not to get to play with my new toy but seems like a good offer. We have 3 keepers and Acuna or Ozuna would compete with Rizzo to be the third.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Mookiewilson: Keep Acuna. He is the shiny new toy that everyone has been waiting for….if you deal him, ask for the elite. If you dont get an offer that blows you away, roll with him and enjoy the goodness.

  45. Grant says:
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    Pick two: Puig, D Santana, Williamson… 10 teamer

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Grant:
      Puig & Domingo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grant: Agree with MP

  46. Polish neighbor says:
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    Herrro!
    Do we sit Snell against BOS tonight?

  47. Hawk says:
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    Nary a quip, a clever turn of phrase, or pop culture reference to Gary Sanchez’s walk off 3 run homer? The Sanchino? The Sanchize? The Kraken deserves more, nay, DEMANDS more!

    Also, I own him in every league and am a lifelong Yankee fan. So I might be a little biased. But seriously…RELEASE THE KRAKEN!

  48. Chris says:
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    A: Wood, Gray and Benintendi
    B: A.Sanchez, E.Rodriguez and McCutchen

    Who wins this in a head to head league?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Chris: Which Gray? I think I lean A regardless, but would be nice to know….

      • Chris says:
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        @b the esq.: Sonny Gray, Sorry!

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Chris: Not sure if that is Sonny or Jon, but either way I like that side.

  49. Kelley says:
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    Just discovered your website. Great mix insightful and funny. ROS.Gattis or Ramos. Jo-Ma or Cron

    • Peacecoast says:
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      @Kelley: welcome, I am Peacecoast. I really run the show around here. Grey gives you any lip you be sure to let me know.

      • knucks says:
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        @Peacecoast: PC, its 11:02 on the East Coast. Can you let Grey out of the basement yet please? The peoples need they catcher questions answered dammit!

        Also welcome to hell Kelley. Glad to have you here. Please come back tomorrow and the next day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kelley: Thanks! Gattis, Jo-Ma

  50. Bill says:
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    What’s up Grey

    Need to pick 2 to start today

    Darvish vs. brewers
    Snell @ Red Sox
    Nola vs. braves
    Manaea @ Astros

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Bill:
      Yu & Nola

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Bill: Streamonator agrees with MP, so that sounds right.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill: Agree with others

  51. KeeblerMN says:
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    Do you drop Hicks or Schebler to pick up Peralta?
    I need help with OBP, Steals and Runs.

  52. My Jose Ramirez and acuna for Altuve and hicks. Hicks would be cut and sano goes to third

  53. tokasole says:
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    I tried so hard to understand the streamonator but I feel like I’m huffing bug spray. Are we starting Snell, Godley, and Nola tonight in 12 team roto?

      • tokasole says:
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        I have and I watched the video! maybe its because the video was hard to understand. I can follow instructions I swear! but thanks for the feedback!

        • knucks says:
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          @tokasole: Bug spray is a hell of a drug.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @tokasole:
      I’d start all three.

    • Cram It says:
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      @tokasole: I just look at the $ amount for the start. If it’s over $4, I’m generally starting them.

      • jose says:
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        @Cram It: Cram, Would you roll Anderson out tonight then? SON likes him at $11.

        • Cram It says:
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          @jose: Yes

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Cram It: That’s great to know, Cram. I usually just start if he’s got a positive dollar amount. But $4 is a little more careful, and I think I’ll start doing that. Gotta say I’m a bit thrown by Godley being negative 5.3 against the Nats today. I mean, they’re a great team but Godley’s better than that, no? Thanks!

        • Cram It says:
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          @GrassyKnollRedding: I use SON for like 70% of my decision. Godley hasn’t looked sharp his last two starts and it’s in Washington. I’d be a little nervous.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @tokasole: You’re definitely starting Nola. SoN doent like the other 2, but I think I would chance it with Godley. Im ok benching Snell against the Sox, although they are less strong against lefties

      • tokasole says:
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        yeah I’m most nervous about godley but i think im gonna roll out all 3. if it works it works if not then i will sit them against tough matchups next time out!

  54. Joe Beisbol says:
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    Admittedly double dipping, but a two word answer would be great! I want to pick Ramos back up, or, in the alternative, Newcomb . Do I add Ramos or Newcomb, and who is my drop? Hader?

    C – [EMPTY], 1B – Abreu, 2B – Carpenter, 3B – Machado, SS – Simmons, OF – Stanton/Cain/Cespedes, Util – Belt, Bench – Sano, DL – Murphy, Zobrist

    SP – Darvish, Berrios, Corbin, Richards, Roark, Ross, Ryu, Shark; RP – Davis, Morrow, Soria, Strickland, Hader

    • Cram It says:
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      @Joe Beisbol: Strickland or Soria for Ramos

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Joe Beisbol: Don’t drop Hader. Weekly or daily roster changes? If its daily, would drop Soria for Ramos, then drop Ramos in a few days to pick up Newcomb for his next start.

  55. jose says:
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    Any concern that Reed pitched the 7th yesterday and Duke pitched the 8th. I’m thinking (hoping), it was a matchups scenario. Stanton, Sanchez and Hicks were due up in the 7th.

    Also, I’d like to use this space to tell Puig, I hope he enjoyed his day off yesterday. Maybe he’ll realize he that days he wears a Dodger’s uniform are not days off?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jose: Ha re: Puig — You answered your own question on Reed

  56. Steve says:
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    Assuming health isn’t an issue going forward, Pollack or Schoop? Cespedes or Pollack? Either close? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: Pollock, all are close

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  57. blip says:
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    Thinking of trading one of my “key” keepers for some pitching… all keepers are $10

    1) sell $10 goldy/ Jacob junks for sale/Strasbourg
    2) bellinger and junks for sale/strasburg
    3) rizzo and junks for sale/strasburg

    Thanks.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @blip: I don’t think Im doing any of those and would shoot for some lower echelon SPs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @blip: 3 sounds ok

  58. Ben says:
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    Guy in my league wants to move Arenado for some reason.. trying to come in with a competitive offer. I asked about one possible trade yesterday but I’ve got another couple possibilities. Can you tell me which side you’d take in each and if the trades are fair?

    12 team OBP 5×5 league

    How bout my A. Rendon, Eaton and Doolittle for Arenado

    or

    Puig, Eaton, Hosmer, Doolittle for Arenado

    • Cram It says:
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      @Ben: Arenado side in each.

      • BL says:
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        @Cram It: Are they fair you think? Close?

        • Cram It says:
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          @BL: Eh, not that close but fairish? Maybe? Whatever, if the other guy takes the deal don’t feel bad.

          • BL says:
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            @Cram It: Hahaha! Love it. Other teams are definitely making offers too. We’ll see what happens. Thanks!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Ben: Arenado, particularly since you are freeing up multiple additional roster spots to fill. If he would the second one, do that. If you could keep Rendon, and get Torenando, I think you do that immediately.

      • BL says:
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        @b the esq.: Yeah I was hoping to keep Rendon, but I’d rather give him up and get Arenado than one of my competitors get him. Know what I mean?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ben: Agree with Cram

      • Ben says:
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        @Grey:

        C.Hernandez, Hosmer, Puig, Eaton, Vizcaino for Arenado.

        still Arenado side? 5×5 OBP

  59. moldyforgoldy says:
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    what in gods name am i supposed to do with archer

  60. DonnieB says:
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    I have Amed Rosario in one of my two reserve spots. It’s a keeper league and he is at $1. Should I try to hold him or drop for Addison Reed,Archie Bradley, Gohara,Arcia or Schebler. I just got Yelich and Rosario for Cutch,Peraza and Buehler. Like it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DonnieB: Trade sounds good… Bradley

  61. Jeffrey Gilden says:
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    Hey Grey –

    Currently in first but struggling a little with Kingery at MI. Is it too early to drop him? Not sure how much he’ll be playing now, or if he’ll even be with the club. I have Moncada and DeJong as 2B and SS. What are your thoughts on riding one of the hot hitters like Daniel Robertson or Joey Wendle in his place? Anyone else to keep an eye on for that position?

    Thanks,
    Jeff

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jeffrey Gilden: Don’t know who is available, but sure, I’d ride a hot bat at MI until someone sticks.

      • Jeffrey Gilden says:
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        @Cram It: Some available MIs are Wendle, Robertson, Peraza, Flaherty , Profar. How do you rank them?

        • Cram It says:
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          @Jeffrey Gilden: I don’t rank, but I like Robertson right now.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Jeffrey Gilden: Move on, find a hot bat for a while. Can move on to someone else if they cool.

      • Jeffrey Gilden says:
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        @b the esq.: Some available MIs are Wendle, Robertson, Peraza, Flaherty , Profar. How do you rank them?

  62. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Domingo was dropped in my league, would you add over Puig or Eddie Rosario?

    Looking forward to the Buy-column! Thanks, Grey!

  63. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Adding another question: Wacha was dropped…would you add over Pomeranz or Flaherty at this point in 11 tm?

  64. Matthew Lehman says:
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    marte/corbin or khris davis/manaea/brach in a 12 team 6×6 ops + qs league? my team below:

    c – iannetta
    1b – Au Shizz
    2b – Ozzie
    3b – Bregman
    ss – Story
    Of – Harper, Marte, Puig
    Util – Lowrie, Mancini
    BN – Deshizz
    Sp – DeGrom, Nola, Corbin, Berrios, Sonny, Nova, J Montgomery, Flaherty
    Rp – Giles, Herrera, Kela, Fields
    DL – Britton, Lamb

  65. Anne Moore says:
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    I have a keeper league question.

    Was offered LSeverino and DidiG for Acuna.
    I need to take that, right?

  66. Chris D. says:
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    Smoak and Hand for Gallo in a dynasty league, which side you like more ?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Chris D.:

      I want Gallo.

      • Chris D says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: that’s how I feel too. I get Gallo in this deal and I can grab Norris or Soria from our wire to fill in for Hand so this seems like a no brainer on my end (pending the Gallo owner agrees which it seems like he wants to)

      • Chris D. says:
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        @Grey: thanks everyone! Hope you have a great weekend

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, you too!

  67. J-Money says:
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    What up Grey,

    12 team OPS league, Michael Taylor or Manny Margot? Margot has been brutal thus far… (along with Puig, Rendon, Rizzo, Lindor, …….), time to jump ship?

    Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @J-Money:
      Manny, he was hurt for awhile, just gonna take him time to get up to speed.

  68. foul balls says:
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    Good stuff as always, having e rosario on most of my teams and being a tiger fan watching L Martin put up good numbers is it time to switch these two?

  69. Count de Monetballl says:
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    What does everyone think about starting Corbin tomorrow; I know he’s been awesome, but worried about him going against the nationals and ya know, those damn regression fairies.. SON says $0.2

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Count de Monetballl:
      He has pitched like an ace, I think you have to start him everywhere at this point.

    • Jubaka says:
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      @Count de Monetballl: Corbin is a regression fairy.. so he is not threatened by them… he does the regressing.. God forbid it, but it would likely take injury to stop Corbin from becoming a top five pitcher this year.. Start him against the nationals and watch him work strike out 10,. Maybe he won’t get a win, but he is a good start. And let’s not mention regression and his name again in the same sentence..

    • Count de Monetballl says:
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      Thanks MP, Yes Sir Jubaka (happy Life-Day), Thanks Grey!

  70. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Wacha over Pom.

  71. LadyScorpio says:
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    Hey Grey! Good article as always!

  72. Jason says:
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    Pick 2 of 3
    Peralta, Domingo Santana, and belt

      • Jasonj says:
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        @Grey:
        THANKS!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Jason says:
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            @Grey:
            What about Taylor?

            Is Taylor > Peralta?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah

  73. Scandalous Bob says:
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    Would you drop Wacha to pick up Sonny Gray?

    • Jason says:
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      @Scandalous Bob:
      I would prefer Wacha over Sonny.

    • knucks says:
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      @Scandalous Bob: Yea stick with Wacha for now until we see something better from Sonny or until he goes on the DL. Then maybe stash him if you want.

  74. Jubaka says:
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    Should I try trading m azara for schwarber?

  75. Josh says:
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    Drop Franchy for Peralta?

    • knucks says:
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      @Josh: 100% Yes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh: Agree with knucks

      • Josh says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks both!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  76. Dancin Homer says:
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    Drop Deshizz for Mallex?

    6×6 (OPS), H2H, 12-team redraft.

    • knucks says:
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      @Dancin Homer: I’d still want Deshizz. But maybe Mallex is the new Deshizz? I don’t really think so. He’s def hot right meow. You should get a little more pop with Deshizz, so that’s my reason for sticking with him if it were me.

  77. Alex says:
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    I was planning on rolling w/o a catcher for a bit in a 12 team H2H, OBP / SLG.

    However, someone just dropped Gattis and I’m wondering if he’s worth an add due to the power potential. Haven’t really paid much attention to him this year, but he’s got to be due for a bounce back, right? I’d be dropping a streaming pitcher spot.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Alex: Use him (or any catcher) until you need to stream gain.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Agree with Cram

  78. Ben says:
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    Slim pickings to speculate on saves in my league right now… Rank which of these guys you think are worth taking a flyer on?

    Nate Jones
    Josh Fields
    Jacob Barnes
    Darren O’Day
    Brad Peacock
    Carl Edwards Jr
    Tommy Hunter
    Joe Jiminez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ben: Jones

  79. Jubaka says:
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    Should I start all of Mikolas @ Pitts, Castillo @ Min, and Snell @ Bos.
    Or sit any, it’s a 11 team season long points league with like 1300 limited innings pitched. There was 25 rounds at the draft.

    • Ben says:
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      @Jubaka: I would.

      • Jubaka says:
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        @Grey: sit Mikolas your saying right? I own marte.. isn’t a big difference but ..

        • Grey

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          I’m not saying that

  80. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    I want to trade for Acuna, but not sure how much to offer/give up.

    Do you think that AJ Pollock for him straight up is a good way to go or hold my horses?

    Maybe mix it with a pitcher for pitcher swap like McCullers and Pollock for Quintana and Acuna?

    I’m grasping at straws here… thoughts?

    My team to pick from for trading away:
    C-JT Realmuto
    1B-F Freeman
    2B-C Taylor
    3B-M Machado
    SS-T Turner
    LF-S Marte
    CF-AJ Pollock
    RF-Y Puig
    OF-J Martinez
    Util-M Haniger
    DL-A Rendon
    DL-R Odor

    SP-N Pivetta
    SP-L McCullers
    SP-C Carrasco
    SP-S Manaea
    SP-Y Darvish
    SP-J Junis
    SP-Z Greinke
    SP-M Wacha
    RP-B Boxberger
    RP-A Vizcaino
    RP-S Greene
    RP-J Nicasio
    RP-D Robertson
    DL-M Melancon
    DL-Z Britton

    Their team to pick from:
    C-M Zunino
    1B-R Hoskins
    2B-O Albies
    3B-S Kingery
    SS-D Swanson
    LF-A Hicks
    CF-R Acuna
    RF-W Merrifield
    OF-K Bryant
    Util-X Bogaerts
    Bench-C Villanueva
    NA-V Guerrero

    SP-C Sale
    SP-J Teheran
    SP-B Snell
    SP-M Foltynewicz
    SP-J Lester
    SP-J Arrieta
    SP-J Quintana
    RP-R Osuna
    RP-J Familia
    RP-R Tepera
    RP-J Jeffress
    RP-B Brach
    DL-E Santana
    DL-A Swarzak

    I want to be fair, but obviously get the better end of a deal.

    Thanks for any advice!

    • Cram It says:
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      @200 Proof: You’re supposed to trade for a guy BEFORE he’s at his peak price.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @200 Proof: Agree with Cram… Pollock for him is fair

  81. Josh says:
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    My initial thought with Suarez was that he probably rushed back to ensure he wouldn’t lose his spot to Senzel. But they just gave him a 6 year contract a month ago! I’d be trying to sell him, in case the hand isn’t fully healed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh: Wouldn’t be surprised

  82. Sad Keanu says:
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    Gibson over Lynn?

  83. David says:
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    Andujar or Villanueva? Thanks

    • Ross says:
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      @David:
      Andujar for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @David: Agree with Ross

  84. Jayrod says:
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    So I already traded Sano for Paxton.. AL Only.. How do you feel? Did I over react?

    I needed pitching incredibly bad. My hitting has been pretty solid albeit Odor and Giancarlo’s lack of production. I’m fighting to stay alive in this ROTO league. My ERA and WHIP ratios are very bad.

    Thanks again Grey!

  85. Brett says:
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    Would you trade Torres for Quintana?

  86. Dereck says:
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    Alex Wood and Sonny Grav or A.Sanchez and E.Rodriguez for the rest of the year?
    W/QS/K/ERA

  87. Brian says:
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    So Acuna is already ahead of Puig in home runs. In a week he could be ahead in every stat.

  88. Brett says:
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    Chris Taylor vs Gleybor Torres? I need to move one. Are they close?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor

  89. chris pierce says:
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    The beloved catcher question… Cerverlli or Ianetta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Iannetta

  90. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Here is my current roster formation in a 10 team 6×6 (Holds&OPS) roto:

    C- Realmuto
    1b-Hosmer
    2b-Albies
    Ss- Machado
    3b- Bryant
    1b/3b- JoMA
    2b/Ss- C. Taylor
    OF- Marte
    OF- Ozuna
    OF- Benintendi
    OF- Pollock
    OF- Schwarber
    UTL- Nellie Cruz
    B- Buxton

    Someone cut Sano, would you consider losing Buxton for Sano in this scoring format? I’ve only got 1 DL spot and Bumgarner is there now and Andrew Miller is also now just chilling on the bench…

    Thanks, Homie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  91. omar says:
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    8 team AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto:
    All players can be kept thru 2019, except Altuve, who goes back into the draft.

    A: Benintendi, Moncada, Snell

    B: Altuve, E. Rosario, R. Lopez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair tho

  92. edietrich1962 says:
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    Help trying to figure out the pitcher Stream-O-Nator.

    If the $ value is negative, is that basically a sit for that pitcher? Today I have Godley at -5 and Snell at -5. Does that mean I should sit both??

    I did read that someone (Cram??) said that over $4 is a start. I guess that would mean that you hope you have enough starters that come in over $4!!

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      On the Stream-o-Nator page in the FAQs it says $4

    • ERad says:
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      @edietrich1962: For the most part, yes – negative is a sit.

      However – the robot relies on numbers and data, and can take weeks to stabilize.

      So take early season dollar values with a grain of salt.

      • edietrich1962 says:
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        @ERad:
        Thanks guys.

        So would people then sit Godley (-5) @WAS and Snell (-5) @BOS??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I would in some leagues

    • Cram It says:
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      @edietrich1962: There’s a chart that shows you what the dollar ranges amount to depending on league size.

    • Cram It says:
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      @edietrich1962: It doesn’t mean that I’m starting every pitcher that’s $4 or more or I’m sitting every pitcher that’s under $4. There are other factors to consider.

      • edietrich1962 says:
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        @Cram It:

        It is the ‘other factors’ that makes it hard for less experienced people like me. I assume this means stuff like pitching at Coors ie. ballpark factor and perhaps things like how well as pitcher been doing lately.

        My leagues are mostly RCL 12 team leagues. So if the consensus is to sit Godley and Snell is it mostly because of the $-5 from Stream-O-Nator or also the fact that they are on the road in tough parks like Fenway??

        Thanks for time helping understand this bit better.

        • Gavin Smith says:
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          @edietrich1962: Hey, it’s the other factors that makes it hard for even the more experienced managers! If SON was always right and we were all using it, there’d be no need for managing.

          I’m sure SON is factoring in that they’re away and playing good teams. If you look at the projections, they’re both predicted to go 5+ innings, more than 1 K/9 and allowing between 2 and 3 runs. So if they go 5 and allow 3 runs, not great. If they go 6 and allow 2, you’ll take that. I’d be more confident in starting Godley and I am, as I own him. I probably wouldn’t start Snell if I owned him. Either way, they shouldn’t destroy your team this early in the season.

          • The Harrow says:
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            @Gavin Smith: the “other factors” might be
            1. league size (i.e. a $4 in a 12 is marginal, in a 20 it’s good)
            2. need. is the league a h2h where you’re behind in ratios badly that week but want to compile as many K’s and wins/QS as possible? is it a roto where you have a small innings cap? these things could influence it too.

  93. Fred says:
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    Someone is trying to trade Patrick Corbin for a next year draft pick. Whats the lowest you would offer him? He doesn’t care who he gets back in return, just the draft pick.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How many teams?

      • Fred says:
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        @Grey:

        12 team Yahoo H2H my starting pitching is

        Quintana
        Castillo
        Weaver
        McCullers
        Trevor Williams
        JA Happ

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d give him a 8th rounder

          • Jubaka says:
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            @Grey: I’d hold him..but I’m no expert

  94. Cohen says:
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    Grey, would u start any of these streamers tomorrow? SON likes them all
    Caleb Smith vs Col
    Marquez at Mia
    Luchessi vs Mets

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Luchhesi

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: thank u

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  95. Jack says:
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    Schwarber or McCutchen? Gleyber or McCutchen? Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schwarber…McCutchen

  96. Robert Schroeder says:
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    Drop Matz for Straily or TWilliams?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Williams

  97. kilkennybrian says:
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    Any really deep league Infielders you like? Hecchaveri, A. Russell, Arcia, A. Rosario, Escobar, Panik? Any worth an add in deep 12 Team mixed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Amed…Robertson’s been hot

  98. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Please rank these guys rest of season for a league that uses OBP in lieu of AVG-
    Teoscar Hernandez
    Mallex Smith
    Polanco
    Margot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco, Margot

  99. ERad says:
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    Suarez breaks his thumb – returns in 2 weeks.

    DeShizz breaks his hamate bone – returns in 2 weeks.

    Rendon stubs his toe – out indefinitely.

    Cool

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  100. DLev45 says:
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    Rank em:

    Gardner, Mancini, Leonys, Domingo

    • DLev45 says:
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      @DLev45: Throw Dahl in there, too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini, Domingo

  101. Jaaone says:
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    Verlander for Cano, who wins?

    Acuna for Moncada, who wins?

    • primetime says:
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      @Jaaone: Acuna Moncada, means no worries for the rest of the day… :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verlander — Acuna

  102. m0se says:
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    drop delino, conforto, dickerson, buxton for domingo santana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  103. primetime says:
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    10 team keeper league 5×5

    Was offered Chapman for my Mazara.

    Maz is a bench player for me and Chapman would be too. As I own Arenado.

    Who has the better ROS?

    My outfield
    Cain
    Bellinger
    Jose Mart
    Haniger
    Bellinger
    Brantley
    Puig
    Inciarte
    DL-Souza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want maz

  104. The Shoe says:
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    I would greatly appreciate some ROS ranking help for a points league:

    A. Ryu, Marco Gonzales, Gibson, Clevinger, Williams, Gohara, Mengden (sorry for so many, even if you just help rank a few, that’d be awesome)

    B. Choo, E. Nunez, Schwarber

    Thanks a lot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Ryu, Gibson, Clevinger B. Schwarber

  105. Mike says:
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    Would you rather have Marcell Ozuna and Rizzo or McCutchen and Travis Shaw in H2H?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  106. dubjay says:
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    Hey grey,
    so kingery was just dropped and I was looking for a way to fit him into my roster. Don’t see who I could drop though. What do you think?
    C-zunino
    1b-Desmond, jose Martinez
    2b-Albies, merrifield
    3b-arenado
    Ss-c.seager/bregman
    Of-pollock, ozuna, Acuna, mazara
    Dl-odor

    So-Paxton, McCullers, Castillo, manaea, Bundy, Shark, snell
    DL-bumgarner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no UTIL guys?

      • Dubjay says:
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        @Grey:
        Yeah. 2 until slots. Usually starting some combo of Bergman, joma, Desmond, mazara, merrieifeld. Only
        Start 3 OF , 1 2b 1ss.

        • Dubjay says:
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          @Dubjay:
          Forgot the Rps too. Chapman, box, Strickland, Treinen

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Over Mazara

          • Dubjay says:
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            @Grey:
            Wow really? It’s a keeper
            League. Keep 10 guys. I’ve held mazara for years.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Then hold

  107. Turd Wendell says:
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    You buying low on Archer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  108. JC says:
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    Plse rank Chapman, Villanueva & Belt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villanueva, Belt

  109. Scott says:
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    Is sonny Gray worth grabbing and holding if I don’t need to use him right away? Velocity is the same as last year. I’m thinking his issues are mechanical. If right, he would be a 6th starter for me. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you have room on your bench

  110. King Andrus says:
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    6×6 h2h w/ OPS

    Would you drop Kingery or Rosario for Dahl?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither, but don’t know your league

  111. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    12 team redraft roto 5×5. I’m middle of the pack in hitting and pitching. Last in runs, near last in RBIs and WHIP, tops in SB.

    C – Grandal
    1B – Abreu
    2B – C. Taylor
    SS – T. Anderson
    3B – Machado
    CI – Cron
    MI – Peraza
    5 OFs – Bryant, Marte, Leonys, Teoscar
    1 UTIL – Villanueva
    BN – Kingery, Bautista
    DL – Buxton
    SP – Morton, Paxton, T. Williams, Wacha, J. Gray, Bauer
    RP – Greene, Herrera, Middleton, Ziegler, Reed
    DL – R. Hill, A. Reyes

    These guys just hit the wire: M. Margot, Soria, Rodney, Albers, Odorizzi, Archer, S Gray, Faria, Taillon, Owings, Avisail

    1. Drop Ziegler for Albers?
    2. Drop Teoscar for Margot?
    3. Need drops when Buxton and Hill come off the DL. Or are they the drops?
    4. Archer or Sonny over any of my SPs? How much FAAB out of $99 remaining for each?
    5. Any other obvious moves?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No 2. Sure 3. Ziegler, Bautista 4. Archer over Williams — $12

  112. H says:
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    Yahoo 10 Team 5X5 H2H (Keeper League)

    Looking to upgrade Billy Hamilton or Villanueva, any of these guys better options? Or hold?

    Semien, Simmons, Leonys, Taylor, Cron, Kemp, Yonder, Mallex, Kingery, Mancini, Kepler, Hicks, JBJ?

    My lineup:

    C Grandal
    1B Goldy
    2B Jose Ramirez
    3B Bregman
    SS Correa
    OF Harper
    OF Stanton
    OF JD Martinez
    UTIL Encarnacion
    UTIL Hamilton
    BN Villanueva

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery over Villanueva

  113. JC says:
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    Chapman or Leonys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leonys

  114. Willy Mo says:
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    Add gibson at all costs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t go that far

  115. surfer dude says:
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    Hi, 10 tm h2h pts – for ROS
    1) Belt, Olsen, Cron, Alonso – choose 1
    2) Santana, Dahl, Bradley, Inciarte , Peralta, Teoscar, Martin, Rosario – Choose 3

    Thanks big time!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Cron 2. Rosario, Peralta, Santana

  116. kilkennybrian says:
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    1. ROS (w OPS) Aguilar, Duda, Davidson

    2. D Robertson or Minter a better RP ratio/upside guy?

    3. ROS K Marte, A Rosario?

    4. Sell Low on E Rosario? Any particular guys you’d suprisingly take over him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Davidson 2. Minter 3. Marte 4. No

  117. Launch Angle says:
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    Pollock or Acuna ROS for counting stats in a standard, 5×5 R/HR/RBI/SB/AVG season long roto legaue?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pollock, but coin flip prolly

  118. Omar says:
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    8 team AL Only 5×5 Standard roto:

    Give: Altuve, Kluber, Castellanos
    Get: Stanton, Carrasco, Moncada

    **all players coming back can be kept thru 2019. My current Altuve and Kluber cannot be kept

    Too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  119. Grey

    Grey says:
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    THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME***********

  120. Dancin Homer says:
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    12-team, H2H, 6×6 (OPS & QS) redraft league:

    is the below a fair offer to land McCullers:

    I give: A. Cabrera + Samardzija
    for
    i get: McCullers

    player rater/ trade analyzer has Shark rated extremely high, so according to that, i’m giving up too much… I feel McCullers is the better SP than Shark. Curious on your thoughts.

    Thanks

  121. Huggle Bunny Makin' Money says:
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    ‘Sup Grey,
    No questions today, but since I assume we’re all sitting Luis Castillo today (-9.something according to Streamy) I thought I’d share this interesting article which has kept me from dropping him for the time-being.

    But if you ask me if I’m starting him today, I’d have to say,
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Sn7hf7sFnU

    Anyhoo, here’s the article
    http://www.cincinnatimagazine.com/reds/luis-castillos-sophomore-slump/

    • Huggle Bunny Makin' Money says:
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      @Huggle Bunny Makin’ Money: Also, someone teach this old man how to embid a youtube video in a comment!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not sure myself how to embed video in a comment, I’m sure it’s possible tho

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think I own him, but I would sit him for now… Nice video selection!

  122. Carl says:
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    Almora playing gold glove defense the last week or so also getting on base. I’m not surprised Happ was benched.

  123. Packers says:
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    Happy Sunday, Grey, I’m in an 11 team roto weekly league with a somewhat deeper lineup 10 pitchers and 15 hitters, 2 at each position and 5 outfielders.
    I would like to add K. Gibson for the week in place of J. Montgomery -9 vs Verlander. Gibson has 2 starts vs M. Estrada and Shields for a +14.6 according to steamer.
    My question is who my drop would be from J. Montgomery, L. Castillo or Mancini 1b/of?
    We only have 4 reserves and I have that clogged up with DL guys and Mancini. I know any of my drops will get claimed, it it worth it to grab Gibson? The other caveat is net wins so that seems to make JoMo a better option than Castillo. It’s a long season and all of our rosters will change plenty anyhow. Thanks in advance.

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