The Tigers have filled their corner outfield with eight year olds that would be friends with the little white kid from The Blind Side and Friday Night Lights that won the hearts of stoic football players.  “Gotta go, Mikie. We invited, JaCoby over!”  You know the little white kid aka Brandon Inge.  “Hey, Ron Gardenhire, can we invite Leonys Martin to live with us?”  Ron thinks about it for a second, then, “Sure, if you’ll help me check my blood sugar.”  “Ron, no more Ben & Jerry’s!”  “Aw geez.”  Ron musses Brandon Inge’s hair and they walk off into the sunset, which in Detroit is a spray-painted sun on a wall.  In the doubleheader yesterday, Leonys Martin (3-for-10 and his 3rd and 4th homer) continued his recent brilliance.  This was why I begged numerous past teams to give him a starting job!  Also, in the do-he (totally an abbreviation), Jeimer Candelario (4-for-10, 6 runs) kept being red-hot schmotato hot, hitting his 4th homer, and his 4th homer in the last 11 games, while hitting near-.400 in that time, raising his average almost hundred points.  Candelario also must drink a lot of Mexican tap water, because he’s got the runs!  Then there was Nicholas Castellanos (5-for-9, 5 RBIs, 2 runs, hitting .333, and his 2nd homer).  It’s the Greek God of Hard Contact from the country of Hekindahitit.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Francisco Cervelli – 3-for-4, 6 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  If the Pirates’ announcer’s home run call is not, “Ciao Francisco Cervelli!”  Nothing is right in this world.

Colin Moran – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  That batty call was almost worth waking up at three in the morning and accidentally spraying Aquanet in my mouth and splashing Listerine on my hair.

Jameson Taillon – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.91.  That’s a real kick in the nut.

Ronald Acuna – 1-for-5, 1 run.  I was told on Twitter Acuña is with a Tilde Swinton on the N.  Know what?  Whatever Acuña wants Acuña gets.  Personally, I prefer ACUÑA!  Know matter if it’s in the middle or end of a sentence.  Example, “I’m wearing a yarmulke so I look like the N in ACUÑA!”  Or, “ACUÑA! is the name I scream during sex.”  See, always capped, always exclamatory.

A.J. Minter – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save, ERA at 2.19.  That save is random.  I hope the Braves didn’t suddenly make a closer change.  If they did, it’s a head scratcher, presumably with a tomahawk.  Minter has been solid, but Vizcaino hasn’t been less so.  Hoping it’s just because the Braves scored super late, and Minter was already warming up.

Ozzie Albies – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .283.  Albies and Acuña were both born in 1997.  The onion powder in Cougs’ cupboard is older.

Joey Votto – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  “Hey, you almost closed the Buy Low window on my finger.”  Then, blushes, “Okay, that wasn’t my finger.”

Eric Thames – Hit the DL with a UCL tear in his thumb, and could cost him a few months.  Damn, he had six more days of excellence!  Let me see if I can count my Ryan Braun (3-for-5, 2 runs) shares.  *insert GIF of Grey making snow angels in a pile of money*  This will also mean more playing time for Jesus Aguilar (1-for-3, 2 RBIs) and Domingo Santana (0-for-2, 2 runs).  Rejoice over the fallen Thames thumb!

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer.  Moistasskiss!

Trevor Richards – 4 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners (3 BBs), 10 Ks, ERA at 4.94.  This week’s Danny Salazar Award goes to…Trevor Richards!  Congrats, we think.

Brad Ziegler – 1 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 8.44.  The Marlins’ bullpen is like my college dorm room — a complete mess and occasionally you’ll turn over something covered in vomit.

J.T. Realmuto – 2-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homer.  And here’s Jerry Tomato singing lettuce entertain you!

Yasmani Grandal – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .324.  Why do I feel like I want to carry a catcher in my UTIL spot?  Gross.  Dot dot dot.  But maybe not.

Mac Williamson – Scratched with neck stiffness.  He was making me scratch with other stiffness.

Jeff Samardzija – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 6.23.  Ah, there you are my old friend.  Not Samardzija, but the ulcer I have from owning Samardzija.

Max Scherzer – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.62.  Only thing Scherzer is losing to Jeff Samardzija in is Scrabble.  “I see your X and Z, and I raise you two J’s and a Z.”  Though not even in Scrabble if you count Scherzer’s Ks.

Matt Adams – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 6 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Nationals love guys like this.  Or maybe they make them into this.  This one tool, platoon once-a-week, productive when playing corner man.  Last year, it was Adam Lind.  This year, Adams.

Trea Turner – 5-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th steal, hitting .267.  Seems like we’re likely seeing Turner’s floor right now.  I know, sucks.  A 60-steal pace.  What are we ever gonna do with him?

Andrew Stevenson – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs.  After it took Michael Taylor 4 years to become a regular, watch him lose it in one game to Stevenson.  Why?  There’s a ghost in the corner of the Nationals’ dugout chewing a toothpick that’ll tell you why, wise guy.  Stevenson profiles as a guy who could steal 75 bags if one could talk their way on first and Andrew had a knack for arguing.

Jon Gray – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 5.79.  Not sure why I didn’t realize this, but it’s gonna be a rollercoaster owning him, huh?  A rollercoaster with both eyes opened like we’re in A Clockwork Orange.

Jose Abreu – 0-for-2 then left with the flu.  Yo, down some Tussin and get back out there!

Yoan Moncada – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer.  Maybe going for boring reliable Robinson Cano wasn’t the move you should’ve made at 2nd base.

James Shields – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 6.14 vs. Felix Hernandez – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.96.  This matchup was billed as, “F-Her vs. Shields, But Wear Condoms For Both.”

Mike Zunino – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  Who’s Zunino’ing who?!

Sonny Gray – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 BBs, ERA at 7.71.  I watched him throw a four-pitch walk to Robbie Grossman while Larry Rothschild sat in the dugout with a giant animated question mark over his head, and I’m convinced of the narrative that Gray’s mechanics are off, like it’s Christmas, Hanukah and Toyotathon all on the same day.  I’m invested in Gray, so I want him to be right, but I don’t think he is.  My guess is the next stop will be the Disgraceful List.

Didi Gregorius – 3-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .372.  In Monument Park, the ghosts of Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth float on a cloud.  They look out at Didi.  “You think we should let him continue a little while longer?”  “Sure, if it goes too far, we can always insist on an asterisk.”  Babe sips from a Coke bottle, grimaces.  “I have to stop accepting Coke bottles from Fatty Arbuckle.”

Tyler Austin – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .305.  I knew I should’ve drafted Tyler Austin instead of Giancarlo in the 1st round.

Zack Greinke – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.80.  I know it was in Philly, but shouldn’t every Diamondbacks pitcher have a negative ERA from the humidor?

Jake Arrieta – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 1.82.  Sell high!  What can you get?  Get it!  Okay, not Daniel Descalso.  No, not Daniel Decalso, either, which is just Daniel Descalso misspelled.

Trevor Bauer – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.41.  If there’s anyone on this site that doesn’t own Bauer, it means you didn’t trust me in the preseason, so why trust me now?

Francisco Lindor – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .222.  Hand to God truth, I almost wrote 0-for-3 with a homer for Lindor he’s been so bad.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-3 and his 5th homer.  Damn, on pace for 35 homers.  Now I know why everyone keeps asking in the comments if they can drop him.  WUT.

Jon Lester – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.29.  Okay, super, great, you know all I want to talk about it Ian Happ batting ninth again, right?  Albert Almora Jr. is not good!  C’mon!

Tommy Pham – Left yesterday’s game with a laceration.  When will the Asian street gangs realize, he isn’t Asian.  “I am not going to fight you with rosined taped hands with affixed glass shards!  Please, go harass, Kolten.  The Cards don’t want him anyway!”

Jedd Gyorko – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Don’t worry, he won’t play in back-to-back games.

Michael Wacha – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.62.  Not saying he’s all the way back, but I saw him hit 97 MPH on the gun.  Juggs Life!  If I was at 60% glass filled on Wacha before this, I’m at about 77% filled.  Moving in the right direction.

Steven Matz – 3 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.98 and may be out of the Mets’ rotation.  Mickey Callaway’s recent Google search, “Has there ever been a team with a two-man rotation?”

Tim Beckham – Hit the DL with a groin strain.  Here I thought I was the one pulling my pud waiting for him to do something.

Chance Sisco – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .255.  Might be too many nights drinking in a gas station during high school, but Sisco always makes me shudder.

Alex Cobb – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 13.11 vs. Jake Faria – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 6.33.  This was billed as, “Keep Cobb-Faria Away From Me.”

Adrian Beltre – Hit the DL with a strained hamstring.  So, I attempted to start a petition at Moveon.org to get Willie Calhoun promoted, but it says I need to be a non-profit.  Does being a for-profit organization that doesn’t make a profit count?  Unfortunately, it seems like the Rangers would rather split Kiner-Falefa into two people than call up Calhoun.  “Kiner-f and Alefa…Damnit we need a better knife! Wish we could get the guy who cut Pham to help us.”

Joey Gallo – 3-for-3, 1 run with three singles.  Is My Cousin Vinny impersonating him?  He’s got grits now.  And it takes him 20 minutes.

Mookie Betts – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 7th and 8th homer, hitting .350. Mookie Ballgame!

Andrew Benintendi – 0-for-3 and two steals (4, 5), hitting .218.  Cool impersonation of Billy Hamilton, but could you hit a homer please?

Aaron Sanchez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.69 vs. Eduardo Rodriguez – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.63.  If you don’t own either of these guys, ask someone who does if they ever feel confident starting either of them.  Gonna go out on a sturdy limb and say no.

Shohei Ohtani – His blister is now a callus.  By the way, how coveted is 1-800-Call-Us by dermatologists?  That’s the royal flush on the river of call-in numbers.

Albert Pujols – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .257.  He’s actually on pace for a similar season to last year.  Only problem, last year wasn’t a great season for him.  By the way, it was recently revealed Pujols might be older than he said for his whole career.  No way!  Shocker!  You mean, he wasn’t bald at 24?  Eff me.

Jose Altuve – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .333.  Know what would’ve been a wild “BOLD PREDICTION?”  Yes, caps and bolded.  Saying Altuve would have less than 10 homers this year.

Ken Giles – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 2nd save, ERA at 2.00, WHIP at 0.67.  Me listing those numbers is saying, “Like he’s been bad.”  Cut him some slack, Hinch!

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners (0 BBs), 9 Ks, ERA at 1.36.  Late in the 1987 classic movie Can’t Buy Me Love, Ronald Miller romantically eyes an airplane graveyard and tells Cindy Mancini, “They don’t make them like our grandparents used to.”  Granted, Ronald Miller never showed a love of old war planes prior to this, and it was merely a farewell to Cindy before Ronald dumped her so he could date other ‘chicks he didn’t have to pay for,’ which undercuts the scene, but for a minute, when he wistfully looks at those planes, that’s how I feel about Verlander.

  1. Mihai says:
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    Hello Gray! Who do you like more ROS from the following list: Canha, Profar, Falefa, Jesus Aguilar, Lourdes Gurriel? (ranked from 1 to 5). Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mihai: None — Gurriel

  2. SallyCips says:
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    Bauer power!

    You like Austin over Cron?

    Grazie!

  3. WRDSMTH says:
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    “are these real bullet holes?” –Cindy Mancini

  4. Stubbs says:
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    Traded Mancini and Gausman for Bour and Keuchel. How do you feel about this? I am big on Mancini but could use the pitching upgrade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Stubbs: Mancini side, sounds ok

  5. Cairy Hunt says:
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    Would you rather own Stroman or Lopez, both for their next starts (Stroman vs. Texas and Lopez @ KC) and ROS?

    Thanks, Grey!

  6. Rbi’d For her pleasure says:
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    Who would you rather have in a dynasty league but with still wanting to win this yr? Stanton,Contreras and Ozuna or g Sanchez, Blackmon and LeMahieu. It’s 6×6 roto league. Thanks in advance

  7. Max says:
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    So why people keep thinking Castellanos is a greek last name?

    • curiousgeorgespringer says:
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      @Max: IDK if Grey does, but Kastellanos is a Greek name and I think he’s playing on the fact that some people talked a lot about Kevin Youkilis being the Greek God of Walks, as if that made him a great player when he really wasn’t. Similarly people point to Castellanos’s exit velocity and say it means he’s bound to break out. I could be reading too much into it, though. Also, if I am correct, I probably ruined the gag by explaining it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Max: Nicholas is a Greek name

  8. Sam says:
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    Who you think gets called up first Kyle Tucker, Dustin Fowler or Eloy Jimenez?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Sam:
      This is question for Ralph, or someone with a crystal ball.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Sam: My crystal ball says Fowler…..but really its just the bottom of a broken bottle of Jack….

      • Sam says:
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        @b the esq.: Lolol! Thanks man. I may roll the dice on Tucker’s upside over Fowlers anyways.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sam: Eeny meeny…Fowler

      • Sam says:
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        @Grey: Haha, thanks Grey!

    • batflix says:
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      @Dave D: committee time
      They are going to trade Viz for sure this year

      • Dave D says:
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        I hope so. I’ve got Minter in my draft champions league.

      • Dave D says:
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        A less bombastic John Rocker in the making?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s what I thought too

  9. Wile E Coyote says:
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    I absolutely trusted you, and my only two regrets are ironically both named Gray. I blame myself for not suspecting some kind of narcissism on that, its really kind of obvious in hindsight. I personally had Weaver rated over the first Gray, and Bundy over the second.

    This isn’t a “these Grays are all your fault, Gray”, its a snarkier “thank you (for Corbin, Morton, Bauer, Snell, to name a few)”, because overall my staff is the bees knees. All 6 of them. You can use that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wile E Coyote: Yeah, I have them too… Hey, one Gray was good yesterday, and the other one should’ve been benched

  10. Mike says:
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    A legit lol at that Mets mention.

    You think teoscar Hernandez is tradable, or should his owners, like me, ride that stick until until there’s nothing left to ride?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Mike: Depends what you can get. I would not hesitate to deal him while you can if you’re getting a decent return.

      • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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        @b the esq.: He seems to have cut down on his K’s a lot so far. What makes you think he can’t be a valuable player this year?

        • b the esq. says:
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          @Fungazi 2.0: I didn’t say he couldnt be a valuable player. But, if you can flip him from someone better, that will help your team, or with a longer track record of doing it in the majors, I wouldn’t hesitate to trade him in the right deal.

          Not saying dump him for nobody, but in the right deal, move him.

    • Phil says:
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      I just packaged him with Sal Perez and Lucchesi for Carlos Martinez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Agree with B, but I don’t know what you’re getting

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: And thank you for your lolz

  11. Scott says:
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    Pomeranz, pivetta, wacha, gohara, gausman, ross. Which 2 do you like most ros? 6×6 with qs. I’ve got gohara as a dl stash. Even though gohara hasnt pitched this year, i like the upside. Thx

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Scott:
      Wacha, Pivetta

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Scott: Pivetta, Gausman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Pivetta, Wacha

  12. Last One Out of Liberty City says:
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    Gardner or Dahl in a 10 team head to head?

  13. The Fridge says:
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    Offered Chris Taylor + Luis Castillo + Alfaro for Carlos Martinez + Iannetta…do the deal?

  14. Sean says:
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    I’m 3rd on waivers so I know it might be a long shot on Acuna, but is it time to cut my loses with Eddie Rosario and put in the claim for Acuna?

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Sean: Hell, yes, what are you waiting for?

      • Sean says:
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        @LenFuego: Hitting is pretty stacked at this point and thinking of kopech, but I guess I can always trade for pitching down the road if need be. Still a long shot with 2 people in front of me on waivers, however they did pass on Ohtani so who knows at this point.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Sean: If you can possibly get Acuna, at least give it a shot. Odds are you don’t get him, but you have to try.

      • Sean says:
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        @b the esq.: thats what im thinking, just tough to drop a guy who has 30hr potential at least according to last years results

    • curiousgeorgespringer says:
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      @Sean: hard to believe Rosario is your worst player. He’s off to a slow start, but tough to drop him. Agree you should try to get Acuña.

      • Sean says:
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        @curiousgeorgespringer: current roster is G. sanchez, hanley, albies, machado, treat urner, s marte, betts, pham, wil myers, e rosario, and kingery. Kingery is my other potential, but not ready to give up (phils fan), multi position eligible, and potential keeper in round 20 next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sean: I’d take Acuna

  15. Swfcdan says:
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    Needed speed so made this blockbuster:

    Altuve/Nunez/Duffy FOR
    Dee/Shaw/Bauer

    Tuve usually runs early so have a feeling he won’t put up the big SB numbers anymore. Shaw is a big 3B upgrade, and Bauer’s looking like an ace (for hot garbage in Duffy). Usually want the best player back, but feel this was worth it?

  16. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    As a Boxberger Treinen owner (no third closer), would you swap Devenski for Bradley at this point? Or save the faab and hold?

  17. Tony C says:
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    Good morning Grey! Your work is always interesting, informative and humorous but today I thought was one of your best! References to cheesy 80s song with who’s Zunino who? and my favorite movie of all time my cuz vin had me literally laughing out loud this morning. Great stuff! Your articles each weekday are one of the best things about baseball season. Have a good day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Thanks for the kind words!

    • brian says:
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      Agree with tony c

  18. Tony C says:
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    Good morning Grey! Your work is always interesting, informative and humorous but today I thought was one of your best! References to cheesy 80s song with who’s Zunino who? and my favorite movie of all time my cuz vin had me literally laughing out loud this morning. Great stuff! Your articles each weekday are one of the best things about baseball season. Have a good day.

  19. LG Baseball says:
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    Great write up Grey!

    Holding Knebel on the DL and looking for the best closer as a replacement as there is a lot on the wire in my 10 team league so please rank top 3:

    Treinen, Viz, Kela, Middleton, Greene, Norris, Brach, Strickland

    Thanks!
    LG

  20. Racehorse says:
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    16 team keeper h2h w/saves and holds …

    My starting pitchers …

    1. Carrasco
    2. deGrom
    3. Morton
    4. Odorizzi
    5. Folty
    6. Lucchesi
    7. Faria
    8. Y Chirinos
    9. Bumgarner – DL

    Bullpen …

    1. Kenley
    2. Barraclough
    3. Givens
    4. Nicasio
    5. Barnes

    I was offered Chad Green for Luchessi … do I accept this trade offer?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Racehorse:
      No, hold

      • Jubaka says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: I would accept.. if you have holds in your league yess.. if Chad green plans on becoming a starter, then definitely yess.. green seems a much better pitcher then lucchesi I’d say..

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Racehorse: No.

  21. Mark says:
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    H2H Keeper league question.

    Mazara was/is my crown jewel. A young stud, but I am worried he will never achieve that next great level. He’s a solid hitter, but the pop just isn’t there like expected, especially for someone his size.

    Without knowing all my players, should I trade Nomar Mazara and pieces for somthing like Ian Happ and/or Matt Olson?

    • mthom42 says:
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      @Mark: I’m holding in a keeper league. His upside is much higer than those guys. Might be the Rangers 4 hole hitter for years to come

      • Jubaka says:
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        @mthom42: I was about to say the same thing.. Mazara could be the 4 hole hitter. I’m also hoping his power gets better, only 2 homers is pretty bad, but I’m expecting at least a 20 homer season with good run and rib totals.. it seams when his average goes up his power goes down alot.. But Myers is doing pretty much the same thing and we all know he can easily hit 30 or more.. In other words it’s still early and Mazara’s value is rising.

        • Mark says:
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          @Jubaka:

          That is an interesting comment about his power and average. I remember he was playing very well last year, then around mid season, his power disappeared and he went into a slump.

          LenFuego mentioned about needing a new hitting coach to adjust his stance/head/swing. Maybe he;s right?

          But I guess I am concerned about Mazara but again cleanup hitter, well regarded by the team/fans/commentators all gush over his talent and hits in Texas where the stadium and summer months produce offense. I think he hit the longest bomb in that stadium last year also at 490 feet.

          So I guess all signs point to him being a stud in development, but still seeing him hit singles and not slugging is scaring me a bit.

        • curiousgeorgespringer says:
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          @Jubaka: I think Matt Adams will have good rib totals. :)

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Mark: This is my third year of holding Mazara waiting for the breakout. I will say this: I absolutely hate his swing. That super open stance, followed by that big step in and the big leg lift – I do not know what hitting coach started him off onoall that stuff, but one cannot hit a ball delivered at 90+ MPH when your head is in motion at the moment when you have to decide whether to swing. Atrocious. I keep waiting for a real hitting coach to get at him and quiet all that junk down, but it just seems like it is not going to happen in Texas.

      • Mark says:
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        @LenFuego:

        I never analyzed him like that. His open stance reminds me of Carlos Delgado a but, but I never noticed his head movement. I guess I worry the power never comes…but he’s only 23 and seemed to be the crown jewel of the Rangers system/line-up. The announcers gush over his talent and even oppossing teams.

        I remember watching the Mets Rangers game last year and the Mets announcers were gushing over Mazara. They called him the only real hitter the Rangers have. So people are seeing things I am not…..such as former MLB players turned commentators and yourself.

        I think what happened is all the players at the turn of a time seemed to be hitting 30 homers, while 20 was valuable 2 years ago, not 30 homers is back as the standard. Mazara has such a big frame body that you expect the homers to come.

        • LenFuego says:
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          @Mark: That everyone can see he is overflowing with talent is what makes it so frustrating.

          His 2017 numbers were a virtual repeat of his 2016 numbers. And his 2018 numbers are on almost the exact same pace.

          The average is up a smidge, but his BABIP is up to .354 this year from .293 and .299 the past two years, and his Ks are actually up and his BBs are actually down, so that is just luck. He is on an 18 HR pace, a bit less than the 20 he hit each of the past two years.

          So for all intents and purposes, Mazara appears today to be the exact same hitter he was in April 2016, and for a guy not to have progressed *at all* from age 21 to 23 is kind of disturbing.

          For reference, that open stance/big step in/high leg lift swing he has is very similar to Rougned Odor’s, his teammate, another guy who has seriously underachieved in 2017 and 2018. Coincedence? Personally, I don’t think so.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark: Happ and Olson? That seems decent

  22. mthom42 says:
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    Drop R Zimmerman for Mancini? H2H points. Seems like a wash to me

    • b the esq. says:
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      @mthom42: Either way. If you want to drop Zimmerman just because, feel free. 6 of 1, half dozen of the other.

      • mthom42 says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  23. Bob says:
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    Trade advice needed – 10 man 7×7 (obp) weekly league and standard positions. I have an offer that would net me Edwin, Marte and Kuechel or Price for Goldy. Think Kuechel bc I already have good K pitchers. I also must note that its a 5 player keeper league with no penalties. Here is my team. Thoughts?

    C- Contreras
    1 – Goldy
    2 – Schoop
    3 – Rendon
    s – Simmons or Story based on matchups
    O – Trout
    O – Brantley
    O – Puig
    U – Shaw
    B – Herrera, Mancini

    S (Start 5) – Scherzer, Severino, Weaver, Bauer Snell, T Williams, Hamels, Chatwood, Buehler

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Bob:
      Which Edwin and which Marte?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Bob: E5 and Starling? That’s a decent return for Goldy, although I think I would lean Price over Keuchel if I were going to do the deal.

      Rendon is on DL, who are you starting?

      Who do you have to drop for the 2 extra players?

      Trout, Scherzer, Goldy Contreras, Severino your 5 keepers this year?

      Trout, e5, Starling, Scherzer, Contreras is a decent set of keepers, but maybe not as good.

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        @Malicious Phenoms: Edwin E and S [email protected]b the esq.: I have Shaw starting at 3B and someone else at based on matchups at UTIL until he gets back. My 5 were Trout, Goldy, Max, Sev, and Rendon. I drafted Schoop and Contrereas with my 1st two picks. I think we are on same page that its good for this year but long term may sting. Although, Goldy is no spring chicken and his speed could be a fraction of what it is in another year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Sounds decent for you, I’d take Keuchel

  24. kilkennybrian says:
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    I guess we are holding Wacha in 10 tm leagues? He looked good.

  25. EZ says:
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    ROS teoscar, Markakis, Leonys, choo or piscotty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EZ: Leonys

  26. jon says:
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    10 team roto league- R 2b 3b hr rbi sb BB avg

    Carpenter or Hernandez ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jon: Carp

  27. Zeus says:
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    Minter also faced two lefties so he might get the opportunities going forward.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeus: Also true

  28. Buster Moon says:
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    Preferred DL Stash… Buxton or Odor?

  29. e says:
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    But Tyler Austin isn’t for real, right? Dude is striking out 33% of the time, running a .406 babip, and a 41.7% hr/fb rate.

    I think he’s a .240 avg, moderate power guy, like cj cron.

    Do you see anything different?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @e: Nah, just a hot bat

  30. JSF says:
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    Hi Grey,

    In a 12-team H2H league, I picked up Lowrie when he was hot and he’s been in one of my two UTIL spots since. Don’t need a 2B (have J-Ram, Rizzo and Happ eligible). Also have Deshields and eventually Willie Calhoun on my bench (keeper league).

    Would you drop Lowrie to open up a streaming pitcher spot if needed or use the catcher spot to do that? I have Wilson Ramos at catcher. Cervelli, Gattis, Iannetta and the usual hodgepodge of garbage catchers is available.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JSF: Drop Lowrie

  31. Papi says:
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    Is is too early to drop Puig for any of the available OF FAs:

    Belt
    Dahl
    Mac Williamson
    L Martin

    12 team league H2H with 3 OF and 3 bench.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Papi: Hold

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Papi:
      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Papi: Agree with others

  32. jayhann says:
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    OPS league ROS value: David Peralta or Eddie Rosario?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @jayhann: Peralta

      • jayhann says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  33. Jubaka says:
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    Great write up.. i own Votto for pretty cheap so I loved your take on buying low… I saw a 10 headed Cyclops outside my buy window staring at Votto.. So I cracked it open just to slam it on the monsters heads. Big mistake now I’ve got something all over my brand new Votto jersey..

  34. ThE sHiT says:
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    Give Story/Middleton for Ohtani (both pitcher and hitter) in a 14 team ESPN 5×5 league? Thinking Story is a bit too much

    • b the esq. says:
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      @ThE sHiT: Is that an “and” or an “or”? Is the league a weekly or daily lineup set?

      If its weekly, I think thats a bit much for Ohtani, who only pitches 1 time per week, and only hits maybe 3 times per week. If you have to choose at the beginning of the week, you’re not getting value.

      If its a daily roster lock, I would give one of them for Ohtani, depending on your roster and needs for saves, etc.

  35. Happyharry says:
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    Mornin Grey,
    12 team, H2h, 6×6. I had similar thoughts on some of your early sleepers, however I’m in dead last 40 points behind 1st. I’ve already dropped Odor and Gausman. I’ve aquired Bregman , made some good WW pick ups and have Rendon and Bogaerts on DL.
    Your expert advice Please – 1)-It all boils down to choose 2 keepers of these 4:
    Cesar Hernandez, Hosmer, E. Rosario or Teoscar Hernandez
    Also, 2) -Pomeranz coming off DL, do I roster him and drop Tailon or Stroman?…Thanks, Man
    C – Alfaro & Hedges
    1B – C. Santana
    2B – C. Taylor
    3B – Jose Ramirez
    SS – F. Lindor
    MI – Cesar Hernandez(WW)
    CI – E. Hosmer(WW)
    OF – M. Betts
    OF – K. Davis
    OF – T. Mancini
    OF – N. Castellanos
    OF – E. Rosario
    U – Teoscar Hernandez
    DL – Rendon & Bogaerts
    P – Kluber, Archer, Castillo, McCullers,
    Tanaka, Paxton, Tailon, Stroman, Diaz
    DL – Pomeranz

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Happyharry: Teoscar and Cesar. I would probably drop Stroman, but could see just dropping Pom or trying to keep him DL’d to see another game from him tomorrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Happyharry: Agree with b — would lose Stroman

      • Happyharry says:
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        Grey, you that down on Eddie Rosario to keep Teoscar and Cesar over him?? The few AB’s I’ve seen he has looked lost!…..Thanks Man.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Rosario

          • Happyharry says:
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            OK, what I thought reading some posts below,. But what about keeping Hosmer over either Teoscar or Cesar? …..Thanks again for you response!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hosmer is way over those guys, not close

  36. Jubaka says:
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    Now there’s something in my pants and it keeps reaching towards Stanton.. Maybe I should let the Cyclops in if he promises to bring Stanton with him?.

  37. Grey Matter(s) says:
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    Love the Tilda Swinton reference–she bonerizes me for some reason..bet not too many quite get the tiger in your tank reference…I too was suckered into Stanton in round 1–the dude HAS to break loose–doersn’t he?

    After last night–are we getting closer to trusting Jon Gray now even though it was against the rather impotent Whale’s vaginas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grey Matter(s): He does…I hope! I’m starting Gray every time, rain or shine, Coors or not… Hopefully at the end of the year it was for better than worse

  38. Shark Ulcers Linger says:
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    I look forward to this every morning, especially if I’m unable to watch any games myself.

    J.Bell & Y.Puig are still holds at the moment, right? Unless someone sexy comes along…

    Also lost A.Beltre in category league, you like any of these guys over Candelario, next month or so?
    Longo, Y.Solarte, D.Robertson, S.Gennett, E.Escobar

    Thanks, as always, Grey!

  39. Mr. Rickey says:
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    It’s possible I have too many closers:

    Vazquez
    Hand
    Brach
    Kela
    Middleton

    Swap any of those (i.e. Brach) for:

    Holland
    Soria
    Rodney

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Its possible you have too many, depending on your league settings. Would probably lose Brach for Holland.

  40. Jubaka says:
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    Should I trade Tim Anderson, or Mazara for minter.. if I can because m azara is my 5th outfielder, and a 2nd Anderson my 2nd shortstop. It is a season long points league though 11 teams.. Mazara , and Anderson are my 2nd and 3rd best utility players though.. wil Myers being the utility guy in my lineup.

  41. bigbear says:
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    Agreed on Wacha. Your confidence in him was his stay of execution on my team. This was his best game all year. But it was the Mets. He’s had some pretty cushy match ups this year (Mets x2, Reds x2, D-backs). The D-backs are the best but they are only 15th in scoring on the year. Next up for him is the White Sox – #26 in scoring. At some point he’s going to have to face the Cubs and Pirates (huh?) a few times. Probably the Braves and Nats too. Anywho, onto my Sonny Gray stresses for the next week… Hopefully they DL him in time for Rich Hill to come off the DL.

    What do you do with a guy like Tyler Austin? I’ve got Jo-Mart, Cron, Hosmer, Harper, Teo, Puig, Kemp as my 1B/OF/Util guys. I like that Cron has been playing more now and hitting 4th. Puig has been a wasteland but can’t see dropping him.

    How’s Jansen looked recently? His K rate has improved. Wondering if I should move on from Fields?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bigbear: Haven’t seen Jansen, he’s the closer tho unless he is literally hurt, is my guess… Meh on Austin there

  42. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Great write-up.

    a. Start Ivan Nova tonight in a 5X5 RCL. Pitt is at home versus Detroit (Fulmer).

    b. Yesterday’s confirmed attendance for the Pirates game was 11,251. It was a doubleheader and was the largest crowd since April 8 2018 (Sunday). That is not a very high attendance record, but it’s still early so maybe they can make some hay when the school year ends.

    c. Mark Twain quote of the day for April 26

    When angry count to four; when very angry swear.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. SON says big time yes B. Haha C. Ha!

  43. Bobby Bailor says:
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    Is it time to drop Chris Taylor ?
    Available options are Escobar/Sanchez/Villar/Peraza/Kiner-Falefa

  44. James Polk says:
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    Addison Russell – droppable in 12 team keep forever? It sure seems like it.

  45. yankee candle factory worker says:
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    Is Jesse Winker ownable ROS in OBP leagues?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @yankee candle factory worker:

      Deep ones maybe. There’s upside there. He’s been a 4020 so far though. 4020 is police code for singles hitters.

  46. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I just lost Eric Thames for 6-8 weeks and need a replacement. My choices are:

    Granderson
    Schebler(already have Votto and Gennett from Reds. Don’t think I want a third Red),
    Villar
    Naquin
    Kiki Hernandez
    Pirela
    Or do have another suggestion that I might be missing?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Scott Kimmel:
      Villar

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Anyone else you can suggest?

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @Scott Kimmel:
          Villar is hitting around .300 and has power and speed, he is the best of the guys on your list, unless you wanna go with the 3rd Red.

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Andrew Stevenson, Kurt Suzuki, Pirela, are also available.

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            villar or brock holt?

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                Would you trade Villar to get Tyler Austin?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No

                • Scott Kimmel says:
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                  He wants me to pick up Joakim Soria then trade him for Tyler Austin. WOuld you do that?

                  • jon says:
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                    @Scott Kimmel:

                    Austin sucks and limited playing time… forget him

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Why doesn’t he do it?

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      I don’t know. im guessing he doesnt have the roster space to make the move. SO would you do it?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sure

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      Are the Phillies going to send Scott Kingery to the minors?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Maybe

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      would you do Soria or Arano for Austin?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      Is the reason being because of the PT for Tyler?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      He is looking for a RP and the only 3 he i interetsed in for Tyler are Arano, Shaw and Soria. Which eliever should I offer to get Tyler?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Soria

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      he accepted Soria for Tyler

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Cool

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      the trade got vetoed. how can i acquire tyler?

  47. Bird says:
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    If Ziegler loses the job who do you think gets first crack at saves? Steckinrider or Bear Claw?

  48. BryanAdamswithan”i” says:
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    In a vacuum. ROS?
    Healy, Pearce, Candelario, Profar, Moreland.
    Rank em.

  49. Fred says:
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    With Adrian Beltre on the DL need a new 3B…

    Either Candelario or Yolmer Sanchez

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Fred:
      Candelario

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fred: Agree with MP

  50. jdred5 says:
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    Deal Aroldis Chapman and Braun to get Kluber? 12 team 5×5 Roto, in 1st right now so a little hesitant to mess with success. 1st in saves due to Chapman, Diaz, Kela, & Middleton. I would replace Braun with Brantley in the OF and pick up a good set-up man to replace Chapman. Current starters are C-Mart, Corbin, Archer, Gio, Ryu, Pivetta, & Gray. Weakest category is Wins, but HR & RBI are tight. Thanks!

    PS: After 4 weeks of nothing I benched Scooter Gennett for 1 day. One! Guess which one. Sigh.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @jdred5:
      Kluber side, make the trade.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @jdred5: Hard to pass on Kluber. Do it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jdred5: Agree with others

  51. OaktownSteve says:
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    Deeper league note, it appears Mark Canha may be the A’s everyday CF for a little while. Crazy. He’s had a couple of really hot spells over the years. He’s got a bit of pop. I like the way he drives the ball to right center.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: He’s a top 5 schmotato this week with Tigers hitters

  52. ChefBoyRG54 says:
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    Wow Grey, im surprised to not see Darvish on the list today. You mustve missed it(there was a lot of baseball yesterday so i understand) but Yu had his best game of the season yesterday!

    No, he did not play, but the point still stands as far as my lineup is concerned!

    No harm no foul :)

  53. J-Hova says:
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    I used to hate when Toyotathon fell on Christmas Day. I liked having both days off for school.

    Great write up!
    Quick question, have you dropped Buxton or Rosario in any leagues? My OF in a 10 team roto is currently Dahl, Cain, Harper & a UTIL stream of Leonys. I’m pretty sure Rosario had a real slow start last year so am trying to stick with him but he and Kingery are killing my AvG.

    Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @J-Hova:
      Patience schoolboy..heehee

      • J-Hova says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms:

        you’re right, Rosario and Buxton have been in terrible weather, too.

        This is the first time that i’ve Drafted two twins since Brunansky and Reardon. Wont make the same mistake next year!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-Hova: I hear ya, wasting holidays… I wouldn’t drop those guys

  54. BoomBaby says:
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    Traded Ozzie Albies for Corey Seager. Good, bad, or ok?

  55. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft

    Drop Aaron Sanchez for Wacha? Should I just use this spot for streaming?

    thanks

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @ryanoger:
      I’d try Wacha, and get out from a AL East SP.

      If Wacha fails, then stream.

  56. Milarky says:
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    Andrew Miller sitting on my bench most weeks as I’m covered at closer. Assuming his health turns out to be OK, would Domingo Santana be enough return?

  57. Nature boy says:
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    Catcher question! Wooo!

    In an OBP league, drop Alfaro for which ROS – Zuzuki, Chirinos, Cervelli, Maile, Barnhart, Severino?

    Wooooooooooooooooooo!

  58. jose says:
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    Grey, my over the internet fantasy baseballer friend, thanks for keeping us up to date on all the hot schmotatoes so we can impress or other over the internet fantasy baseballer rivals!

    So we’ll just say my pitching ratios are hot garbage. Doing well in saves, but the starting pitching has had its problems. I’m doing ok on Ks, but benching Quintana and Darvish at Coors and benching Sonny “Cloudy Day” Grey while he’s bad I’m starting to fall behind on Ks. SON likes NOVA enough to maybe even help my ratios (it’s not pretty) today. Detroit has been hot, what say you?

    Also researching this, I see Stroman is available in my league for tomorrow and SON is equally in on him. Do I kip NOVA today for Stroman tomorrow? Will be dropping Matz, who SON also liked yesterday….SON and I are off to a bad start. I need the wisdom of the Fantasy Master Lothario!

    • jose says:
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      @jose: Could also just pick up a hitter for the short schedule day. Hittertron likes Brad Miller and Span or Altherr.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jose: I’d go Nova based on SON

      • jose says:
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        @Grey: Done! You’re the man Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  59. Gregg Jefferies, Future Star says:
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    Question 1: Drop any of these Util/Bench bats: Cesar Hernandez, Yasmani Grandal, David Dahl

    For any of these FAs? Semien, Candelario, Leonys, Pillar, Teoscar, Almora, Peraza, Bour, Margot, Bruce, DeShields

    Question B: Are any of the below pitchers worth adding over any SP I have OR any of the bench bats listed above?

    My SP: Carlos Martinez, McCullers, Wood, Quintana, Wacha, Castillo, Reyes (DL)

    FA: Jon Gray, Stroman, Salazar, Peacock, Mikolas, Ed-Rod, Guerra, Sabathia, Skaggs, Trevor Williams

  60. DonnieB says:
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    I trade McCutchen and Tim Anderson for:
    Christian Yelich and Orlando Arcia or
    Christian Yelich and Scott Schebler or
    HOLD?
    Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DonnieB: Yelich alone is a win for you

      • Jubaka says:
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        @Grey: yelich is the next bookie betts…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  61. Kevin says:
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    Taylor or Deshields. Ros

    Thanks

  62. Rafael Kam says:
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    Earlier in the year, a guy tried to get Chris Taylor from me for Kyle Seager. Now I’m thinking about offering this same fellow C. Taylor and I. Desmond for J. Gallo. Am I crazy? Would you do it? Would he do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rafael Kam: I like Gallo the best, but you’re paying and that’s liable to bite you

  63. Schwann says:
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    Which 2 of Maikel Franco, Christian Villanueva, Evan Longoria, and Jake Lamb do you take ROS? 6×6 OPS league

  64. FrankGrimes says:
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    dear m conforto
    can you puh-lease stop sucking
    and maybe get hot

    • William Hung says:
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      @FrankGrimes: Dear Yasiel Puig, same as above

      Thanks

      • jose says:
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        @William Hung: Puig, we all believe in you!

        • crimedog says:
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          @jose: I want to just give Puig a big hug and tell him the world loves him. I feel like thats what he needs. GD headcase

    • Shark Ulcers Linger says:
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      hard to hold right now, but we can’t drop him, right? Ice cold & not in the lineup when facing a lefty, benched until further notice. same goes for Puig.

    • crimedog says:
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      @FrankGrimes: dear Puig, rosario, bellinger, Kingery, Happ, schoop, lamb all on one team same as above

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FrankGrimes: Giancarlo, are you there, mi novio?

  65. Alex says:
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    Trade Villanueva, jo ma, hosmer and haniger for Carlos Santana Myers and McCutchen? OBP league h2h

  66. Sagacious Sam says:
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    Which streamer do you like ROS – Luchessi or T Williams? League is NL H2H: Wins, K’s, QS and ERA main scoring cats.

    Much oblige.

      • Sagacious Sam says:
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        @Grey: Thank you, Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  67. William Hung says:
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    In a span of a week, I was able to get Billy Hamilton and Miguel Sano without using my waiver priority.

    My team now looks like this:
    C- Grandal
    1B – Abreu
    2B – Moncada
    3B – Travis Shaw
    SS – Lindor
    OF – Betts, Puig, Chris Taylor
    UTIL – Sano
    Bench – B-Ham, Rendon
    DL – Odor

    SP – Pivetta, Archer, Corbin, Bauer, Severino
    RP – Devenski, Boxberger, Treinen, Brach, Greene, Colome

    If I frankenstein Sano and B-Ham together, I have a .220 hitter with 30 HRs and 50 SBs – feel like there’s value there

  68. I am the Walrus says:
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    Ramos or Cervelli?

  69. Skeezix says:
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    Was offered Cozart and Heyward for Miller, and the offer is still on the board. I have Beltre and Rendon as my starting 3B and Gyorko as backup. I’m not overly excited by Cozart (and definitely not Heyward) but I’m not seeing much interest in Miller.

    1) Worth accepting Cozart/Heyward for Miller?
    2) Worth targetting Santana for Miller?

  70. hankp says:
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    Grey
    14 team 5×5 H2H. My hitting is great and power heavy, my pitching is pretty much exactly average. I just got offered his Kershaw, Doolittle and Kepler for my Stanton, Sabathia, Fields. Which side do you like? Would totally shift the balance of my team, but it’s tempting. Thanks!

  71. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league

    Rank these three & position doesn’t matter:
    Wil Myers, Moncada, Miguel Andujar

    Also Taillon or Pivetta?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: You ranked them

  72. DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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    That Abreu blurb is cracking me up for some reason. Like, I know he was sick before the game and tried to tough it out and eventually couldn’t. But, I like to think he was cruising along fine and all of a sudden just doubled over and had to be dragged off the field. “What happened?!?” “He just caught the flu! Shit’s acute!”

  73. Dave Funnell says:
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    How do you find time to comment on every game, come up with a web page first thing in (my) morning, do podcasts and reply to everyone?

    Thanks for doing so. My fantasy team is better because of razzball.

  74. Dangerfield51 says:
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    Taillon; “That’s a real kick in the nut.” Hate to see how bad he has to be for it to be both “nuts”.

    Currently Have Reyes and Souza in my DL spots. Who is the better DL hold? Alex Reyes or Luiz Gohara. I know Gohara could be back May 8 but who will help the most this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dangerfield51: He only has one, that’s the bad taste joke

  75. Wan says:
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    12 team h2h keeper league.
    Trade Haniger and get Porcello?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wan: Meh

  76. mcmi11ions says:
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    Isn’t it YOUR cupboard too? Or was that part of some odd pre-nump?

  77. bacca72 says:
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    5×5 OBP. Which side?

    1. L Morrison and T. Anderson for Ozuna
    2. T. Anderson for Snell
    3. T. Anderson for Pivetta

    dump Lomo for Candelario?

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bacca72: OZUNA — Anderson, but fair — 3. Anderson, but fair

      Sure

  78. Chud says:
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    10 team full keeper trade offer:

    I trade Jose Martinez and get Trevor Bauer.

    Thanks!

  79. m0se says:
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    6×6 OPS league where there are 2 ohtanis: 1 batter and 1 pitcher. Dickerson or Ohtani (UTIL) which side are you on?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @m0se: Dickerson

  80. Ralphy says:
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    What is up with Puig? I haven’t been this disappointed since Ronald Miller threw the shit bomb at Kenneth’s house. At what point should we consider moving on. I know its still April but…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralphy: I’m giving him another month

  81. branta says:
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    Early day game in Cinci, I’m feeling good, gonna call my shot: Ronald announces his presence with authority by smacking 2 dingers today.

  82. crimedog says:
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    I think next year I may write down all the players I love pre draft and cross out love and write do not draft list.

    Seems like the 2 teams I was most excited about suck and the one team I was kind of meh on is doing awesome. Anyone else?

  83. Not Savoy Special... says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft. 6×6: runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS. Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, Saves+Holds, K/9

    2 trade options.

    1) Aroldis Chapman for Blake Snell/Justin Smoak
    2) Aroldis Chapman for Blake Snell/Will Myers

    Which side?

    Thanks!

      • Not Savoy Special says:
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        @Grey: he requested Aroldis/Chris Taylor for Snell/Myers. I just accepted.

        This sort of cancels out trading Corbin for Chapman. Woooooo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  84. Flo-g-money says:
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    ROS – Sonny Gray, Ryu, Pivetta, Folty – Volume matters and scoring is mainly quality starts and wins, not K’s. Thanks and great stuff as always.

  85. primetime says:
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    drop Shark or EROD for Gohara.

    How long of leash do we give Tailon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @primetime: Shark — Much longer than 2 bad games

      • primetime says:
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        @Grey: I was just wondering with Tailon, I love the kid.

  86. Prog_Nation says:
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    Grey, with Healy coming off the DL, which of these would you drop, Kiner-Falefa, Ian Desmond, Teoscar, or Healy himself? Thanks.

  87. Tim N says:
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    Matt Chapman or Todd Fraizer?

  88. H says:
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    First question: Is Nate Jones or Soria the closer for the White Sox? I have Nate Jones but save opportunities have been so few so I really don’t know who the closer is. Jones got the last save for the Sox about 2 weeks ago.

    Would you drop Jones for AJ Minter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minter has that many more saves than Jones? Sounds like a push

  89. primetime says:
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    Grey, also what your thoughts on Candalario? Can he keep this up? I been researching the guy. Yesterday’s game he was awesome but it is sustainable? Does Ralph have any information on the guy?

    Thinking of dropping either Puig or Brantley for him. Leaning Brantley.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schmotato, lose Brantley

  90. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    FATTY WAS FRAMED! But I still enjoyed that Arbuckle reference!

    From the Grandal entry I take it you felt my pain about dropping him upon Salvy’s return from the DL. Just seems crazy (especially given his babip) to carry two catchers. Today the guy I tried to trade Grandal to, who wouldn’t buy because he feared an offensive regression, picked up Grandal. Makes it easy for me to root for that regression now.

    Anywho…

    A: Ryan Healy came off my DL today. Any chance you see him putting up last year’s numbers?
    B: Would you lose Mac Williamson for Domingo Santana?
    C: Do you like Jack Flaherty ROS? He’s actually my sixth SP so just trying to decide if he is a must hold after Saturday’s start.

    Thanks very much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was he tho?

      A. Hope so!
      B. Yup
      C. I do

  91. Autolycus says:
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    In a shallow league I want to pick Wacha back up, which underperforming OF should I dump? Rosario, Conforto or Puig? Or cut bait early on Teoscar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teoscar

  92. Mr Baseball says:
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    Francisco Cervelli  or   Chris Iannetta 

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Iannetta

  93. Huffin Gas says:
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    Whatever Didi is putting in his body, I want summa that. Remember when he was a no power, acceptable defender “what are we going to do with this guy long term” player for the Dbacks…and look at him now? DAMN. Back then had no hope he would hit this many HRs in a year let alone a month.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  94. jay Pepin says:
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    I need pitching….deffinately saves. I have been offered Bundy, Doolittle and Castillanos for Acuna. What do you guys think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Acuna side

  95. Dau Tranh says:
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    Weaver- Teoscar for Wacha?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha

  96. ctrengove says:
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    Grey –

    I’m 3-0! So here are 3 questions, if I may:

    1) ROS?: VV, Gio Gon, Flaherty
    (I own VV, latter 2 are on WW)

    2) ROS?: ODB, Mac Williamson, D Dahl
    (Own ODB, latter 2 are on WW)

    3) Would you drop Kingery for M Semien?

    12-team points.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. VV 2. ODB 3. Nah

      • ctrengove says:
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        @Grey:

        Cheers, Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  97. hotmilk8 says:
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    Who has to go in a 10 team points league? Have to drop one to activate DL Puig/Rosario/Inciarte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eddie

  98. I am the Walrus says:
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    Cervelli or Gatis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gattis

  99. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    For a batty call today, I am looking to Jesus (Aguilar) to answer my prayers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  100. Jon says:
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    Who to drop to activate Suarez? (Or do I drop Suarez?) 5×5 league:

    Choo, Reddick, Mancini, Kinsler, Steckenrider, Jacob Barnes, Yonny Chirinos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yonny

  101. BornTooLate says:
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    Would you drop Cron to activate Suarez in the next 5 minutes? Or should I wait and see if his hand falls apart today?

    • BornTooLate says:
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      @BornTooLate: I could also drop Dahl, but he’s got some serious potential while he’s still up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guess wait

  102. Sad Keanu says:
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    Velasquez over Lynn or Kennedy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy

  103. edietrich1962 says:
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    Would you give Jason Upton and Paul DeJong for Paul Goldschmidt and either Jake Arrieta or Jon Lester? Trade analyzer seems to say yes by around $7. It says Goldy is about equal to Upton and DeJong combined.

    Problem is I seem to really like Dejong and it would make my infield weaker but I also would like to get Goldy and hope for rebound. Decisions, decisions, eh!

    How much hope would you put in a good turnaround by Upton??

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy and Arrieta

  104. Ross says:
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    In a 10 team redraft league, how long should we continue to hold Kingery?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Few more weeks

      • Ross says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks, much appreciated Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  105. Murph says:
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    Grey –
    1 Wacha or the shark?
    2 Teoscar or Ryan Zimmerman?
    3 Peralta or Leonys Martin?
    Thanks
    Any thoughts on my team are welcome…

    Hitters now:
    Ianetta / freeman / Cesar / Chapman / Lindor / bregman / devers / stanton / marte / puig / Cain / acuna / Teoscar / Dahl / Peralta
    Starting ptchers
    Darvish / c-mart / snell / clevinger / Castillo / shark /

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha
      Zimm
      Peralta

  106. mthom42 says:
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    Better stream – T Anderson @MIA or Gausman vs DET?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

      • mthom42 says:
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        @Grey: thanks. Yeah, that was my gut. Maybe he’s turned it around

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  107. Omar says:
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    8 team AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto: which side?

    A) Gallo, E. Rosario, Junis, Gausman
    B) Upton, Cron, G. Richards

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

      • omar says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks. I’d be getting B. Safe to roll with Cron as primary 1b in this league? I could grab Duda as a backup… Right now Gallo is my only 1b.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s ok

  108. fletch f. fletch says:
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    Moncada for Buxton a good sell high/buy low trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bux side, it’s fair

    • fletch f. fletch says:
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      @fletch f. fletch: Thanks Grey-kwon the Chef.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        All day e’eryday

  109. knucks says:
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    ACUNA!!!!! <3 <3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ACUÑA!

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        ACUÑA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          ACUÑA!!!

        • anicholsnj says:
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          @ryanoger: Nuh na nuhÑA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yayayayhhhhh

          • knucks says:
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            @anicholsnj: Haha so excited that I am logging in and commenting with all three of my accounts.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

              • Slappy Jack says:
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                @Grey: ACUÑA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ACUÑA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ACUÑA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ACUÑA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ACUÑA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ACUÑA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ACUÑA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  110. Chris says:
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    Hi Grey,

    To put Acuña on the active roster, who should I drop:

    Gardner
    Todd Frazier
    Markakis

    12 team league, h2h, 3 OF and 1 Utl, no corners or middle if… obp and avg

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Markakis

  111. los locos says:
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    10 team keeper league 5×5 OBP.

    Would you offer Kershaw for Acuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  112. AllThePrettyStantons says:
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    dynasty question. h2h 6×6 OBP instead of AVG, and SLG is category. standard pitching categories plus K:B.

    My Newcombe and Kyle Seager + 2019 4th Rd pick for his Aroldis Chapman and Maikel Franco + 2019 3rd rd pick.

    slight context : I don’t have any closers, and SP is a tad more valuable in this league than others because it’s extremely deep. I’m currently in win now mode but have a young squad. Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t see you getting a closer here either, but sure try it

      • AllThePrettyStantons says:
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        @Grey:

        you don’t think Aroldis has staying power as a closer? or did I mis-read that?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Opposite, I think you’re not giving enough, but you can try

      • AllThePrettyStantons says:
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        @Grey:

        ah, I think i see the communication glitch. So he was the one who drew up the offer, so it’s on my place to accept or decline.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then accept, for sure

          • AllThePrettyStantons says:
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            @Grey:

            you’re the magic grits of fantasy aide, thanks again.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  113. Schwab says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Drop Kingery for Solarte? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  114. Dan says:
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    Six bats for three OFs and my utility spot. 5×5 standard 12-team. Going to try and move one or two but who would be your 2-3 regular bench players?
    JD Martinez (duh)
    L Cain
    Acuna
    Haniger
    Conforto
    Castellanos
    *Also Turner eventually coming off the DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haniger
      Conforto

  115. Launch Angle says:
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    Trade offer of Thor for my Acuna. I’m leaning no. His 5-cat potential with a decent number of SB is hard to give up.

    In a 5×5 standard, season long roto. Do you trade him for Thor?

    My roster

    C S. Perez
    1B Freeman / Abreu
    2B Merrifield / Schoop (DL)
    3B Moose
    SS Bregman
    OF Trout, Judge, Springer, Pollock, Acuna

    SP Klub, Severino, Godley, Bauer, Corbin, Pivetta, E-Rod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

      • Launch Angle says:
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        Sounds fine as you would pull the trigger and get Thor for Acuna?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If you need pitching that is solid

  116. mcmi11ions says:
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    Did you just see ACUÑA’s! first HR? he CRUSHED it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I saw!

  117. Joe Beisbol says:
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    How would you rank Triggs, Newcomb, Nova, and Fulmer ROS? And which of those would you take over Samardzija-y-ay-ay.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Samard, Newcomb

  118. Steve says:
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    Would you try to get Rosario from a frustrated owner? Peralta a fair offer?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it

  119. Jacks says:
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    Drop Smoak for Cron, Tyler Austin, Villanueva, Bour, Alonso, Moreland or hold? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  120. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    I dropped VV in our Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League and grabbed Wacha. I could grab VV back over the weekend and drop T. Williams. So in English, I guess my question would be which 2 to roster out of Wacha, VV and Williams?

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not VV

  121. Drip Drop says:
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    Mr. Grey,

    For my ROTO 6×6 (QS and OPS):

    Wacha is available on the WW along with Marco Gonzalez, Mengden, Jr. Guerra, Z Davies and Jimmy Nelson. Any of these guys you like better than Ed-Rod ROS?

    Also,

    Drop Matt Davidson for any of these guys?
    -Pujols
    -Calhoun
    -Avisail Garcia (on DL, could stash and add another one of these guys on the list)
    -Bradley Zimmer
    -Jason Heyward
    -Schebler
    -Eduardo Escobar
    -Brinson
    -Canha
    -Alther

    I appreciate any advice or thoughts!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schebler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha over Ed-Rod

      • Drip Drop says:
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        @Grey: Thank you sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  122. Swfcdan says:
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    So this is what owning Votto usually feels like. Swing of beauty, grand salami time.

    Bye bye sell low window. Glad I held.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  123. Steve says:
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    Have two catchers now that Perez is back.

    Would you flip Grandal/Wacha for Pivetta is that overpaying?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  124. Scott says:
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    Dynasty league, still a big believer in Buxton?

    Got offered Yordan Alvarez, Luis Robert, and a future Top-25 prospect.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  125. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Do either Teoscar or Big Mac W. have a shot to be that guy you’re glad you held onto all year long? Or are they just two more examples of a carousel of upsidey power plays that pitchers eventually figure out after two weeks?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, both

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: Cool, that’s what I was thinking. They’ve been a godsend for this DeShields/Buxton owner. I had to cut Franchy yesterday cause he was killing me in average, but I’m loath to get rid of these two. Seems like I might regret it.

        BTW, C-Mart hit NImmo twice in today’s game. I think he might remember that last good game Nimmo had off him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, nice C-Mart!

  126. denp1717 says:
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    I have both Lindor and Turner in my 12 team points keeper, Nunez and Kingery are my 2b. Do you think trading either Lindor or Turner for Jose Rodriguez is a fair deal. I am leaning Lindor but would appreciate any advice. Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A Jose Rodriguez doesn’t exist in the majors to my knowledge

      • denp1717 says:
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        @Grey: God I am brain dead.Jose Ramirez sorry

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor for Jo-Ram is fair

  127. newbvic says:
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    how would you rank price, weaver, samardija and wacha ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha, Price

  128. cyler8 says:
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    Not sure if anyone has done this. But I am keeping track of each start that I stream using stream-o-nator. I am curious to see how effective it is at the end of the season. So far I have used it to stream 11 pitchers. Total stats are:

    ERA – 3.64
    WHIP – 1.21
    K – 61
    QS – 6
    IP – 59 1/3

    Those stats are inflated by one really bad start from Andrew Triggs (1 1/3 IP 6ER 2BB 0K). Take him out the ERA is under 3 and WHIP is around 1. Will update as the season goes on and if anyone at Razzball wants the data sheet let me know.

  129. Ryan says:
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    In a h2h dynasty league should i trade trevor story for travis shaw? I currently have machado that will serve as my primary ss.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  130. Scott says:
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    favorite two SP from below?

    trevor williams, chris stratton, kevin gausman, junior guerra, michael wacha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha, Williams

  131. Count de Monetballl says:
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    Rank ROS Please (top 3)
    Teoscar Hernandez
    Chris Taylor
    Jose Martinez
    Yasiel Puig
    Eddie Rosario

    Thanks G!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bottom 3

      • Count de Monetballl says:
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        Ouch, was afraid of that, you are really out on Taylor now huh…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What? No, I’m not, think we might be miscommunicating… You should re-ask whole question

          • Count de Monetballl says:
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            Whew!! Sorry, this cold has got my brain F’d up. At least I get to stay home and watch Acuna!
            Out of the following 5 OF’er’s, who do you think will have the best stats for the rest of the season:

            Teoscar Hernandez
            Chris Taylor
            Jose Martinez
            Yasiel Puig
            Eddie Rosario

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Puig

              • Count de Monetballl says:
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                Thanks, dam I still f’d that question up, who would be the next two top players after Puiggy ROS out of that list?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Puig, Rosario, Jo-Ma, Taylor, Teoscar

  132. Java says:
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    Daniel Murphy a definite stash in 10 team H2H?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  133. Andy Dwyer says:
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    Is it too early to cut Rosario or Ryan ZImmerman to scoop up someone like Mac Williamson or Leony’s Martin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  134. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    The Soria for Tyler trade got vetoed by the league. I have to go back to the trade table to make it happen. I may need to offer someone else along with Soria to make the deal happen. what can I offer to acquire him? Soria and a minor league prospect for Tyler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        He accepted Soria and minor league prospect Julio Rodguez (17 yr old OF prospect wit Seattle) for Tyler Austin. Thoughts??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            thats a fair offer right? Be honest.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds fair

  135. The Great Knoche says:
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    Rudy tell you about my mild fleecing of Oaktown in FCL?

    Traded him E Nunez and Brad Hand for Albies. He was hard up for a closer, and I still had 2 on roster behind Hand.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blech, that’s not good for him

  136. Mark says:
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    Semien or Leonys ROS? Pretty similar apart from position? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien

  137. Synyster says:
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    Hopefully not to late! Worth losing Gray, or any other SP for any of the below? 6×6 QS.

    My team: Taillon, Sonny Gray

    Avail: Jarlin, Junior Guerra, Liriano, Colon, CC, Maeda, Folty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Synyster says:
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        @Grey:

        Thx!!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          NP

  138. Count de Monetballl says:
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    Acuña!!! Daaayummmm 3/4 (Haha, that guy that caught his home run ball, bet he is a fantasy baseballer)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, he went wild!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: That dude caught the ball and, like any person celebrating a HR catch like that, immediately put his backpack on and ran away as fast as possible.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, totally

  139. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Acuna looking mighty fine so far! Eager to get him into my weekly lineup next week.

    1. Speaking of prospects, wondering if a guy like Jorge Mateo is worth hold in a 12 team keep-7 league, 7 bench spots (no NA)? Mateo would have to really be valuable to keep him on my roster, as I’m already working with pretty solid keepers.

    2. In that league, I’m thinking of dropping Mateo to save spec on either Barraclaugh or Bradley (if I didn’t drop Mateo, I’d have to drop a guy like Chirinos). Do you like either of those guys to takeover the closer role? Ziegler has been pretty despicable…I know Marlins probably want to save money, but still . . .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, he’s on my bench too… 1. Seems doubtful, but I’d ask Ralph 2. I’d go Barraclough

  140. Matthew Lehman says:
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    stream tyler anderson tomorrow @MIA ($10.5)? Was shocked by his career home/road era splits 3.36/5.17

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch him

  141. Hepcat13 says:
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    Great wrtie-up, as usual!
    Your trade evaluator tool on the site says landslide for Allen side, but I want your opinion:

    Yahoo 12 team, 5×5 H2H ROS:

    Cody Allen for Kyle Schwarber?

    Thanks!

    • Hepcat13 says:
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      @Hepcat13: (Sorry for the spelling-at work!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schwarber side, but fair

  142. RobMac says:
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    Hey Grey, great stuff as usual! Always look forward to reading your post first thing here on the east coast.

    What to do with Domingo Santana? I realize he’ll get more playing time now but do you see a turnaround coming anytime soon? He has no value to trade with and I’m reluctant to drop him at a low point.

    Hold? Or drop and stream hot schmotatoes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Yeah, gotta give Domingo at least a week now of everyday PT

  143. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Gibson tossing a no-no against the Yanks in their own stadium. That’s Kyle Gibson not Bob Gibson, right????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  144. Gotime says:
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    Lots of Wacha today.. so let’s keep it going. Streamed VV this week for 2 start but when Rendon comes back he’s the drop.
    I can pick up Wacha and drop Devinski ( I own Giles) but what to do when Rich Hill comes back off DL Wacha or Hill ROS moves are limited to 30. Hill is in my DL spot. H2H weekly thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill over Wacha, hold Devenski for now

  145. Count de Monetballl says:
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    C’mon Sparkakis and Crotch Rocket, Acuña needs one more at bat!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  146. Brett says:
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    Would you trade Chris Taylor for Godley? I have moncada to replace Taylor

    • Brett says:
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      @Brett: or would you rather trade for Castillo or archer?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Archer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

      • Brett says:
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        @Grey: so archer over Godley?

        Also Torres or Chris Taylor?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes — Taylor

  147. The Shoe says:
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    Trade my Schwarber for Ryu+Choo? Points league where walk strikeout differential is a key stat I’m thinking about. Wondering if Schwarber can keep up his current BB:K pace (13:19 this year compared to 59:150 last season).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  148. Happyharry says:
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    Grey, 12 team, 6X6, H2H, Rest of Season….Hosmer or E. Rosario??
    Thanka,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer

  149. Ben says:
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    5×5 12 team OBP no avg keeper league.

    my Hosmer, Eaton, A Vizcaino, H Strickland for his Arenado

    Strickland is only potential keeper in the lot and he’s only keepable if he ends the year as closer and is reasonably expected to be closer next year. which side? is it close to fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  150. hal_incandenza says:
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    Is this the order for some current RF options (hopefully Puig at least returns to some level of decency soon): Mac Williamson, Canha, Heyward.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That order

  151. Andre says:
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    Hey Grey…thoughts on this trade?

    Stroman and Junis for Matt Chapman and J. Taillon?

    10tm H2H categories league. W, L, Saves, K, ERA, Whip, QS…….H, HR, Avg, Steals, Walks, RBI. Runs.

    I’d be getting the Taillon side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  152. Castle says:
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    Hold on Matt Chapman or scoop up Eugenio Suarez in H2H points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Eugenio

  153. TeeRipzzz says:
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    Do you ever wonder if Trey Mancini is the son of Ronald Miller and Cindy Mancini and the reason his last name is Mancini and not MIller is that Ronald got tired of Cindy, ditched her and the fam for other chicks, and then Cindy made Trey go to court to legally change his name? Also, why do they have lawns in Arizona? Isn’t that the desert? Seems like xeriscaping is the more responsible choice. Cust sayin…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All great points!

  154. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Sanchez! I recently traded Bryant for Darvish and Gary Sanchez because the trade analyzer said I had to, but I was sure I shouldn’t. Hope Darvish turns it around and Sanchez stays healthy.

    And Gregorius 0 for 4! (I don’t own him anywhere.) He did score on the Sanchez HR, though.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @VinWins:

      Nice for you Vin, I like the trade and watched the Yankees game, they cud do nuthin against Gibson, but nuthin like a walk-off in the bronx!

      • VinWins

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        @Malicious Phenoms: Thanks! Everyody always likes my trades more than I do. I guess I just expect the worst.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Well done!

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thank you, VinWins!

  155. Jubaka says:
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    I just picked up my phone and it said Votto successfully dropped. Wtf shouldn’t he be on the can’t drop list. What is standard procedure when something like that happens.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Jubaka:
      someone leagues, like mine, no have no cut lists, where you can cut anybody, important in dynasty leagues where you don’t want to be stuck with a broken star..Votto is a head scrather..Just too good to cut.

      I hope you get get him thru waivers..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pick him up?

  156. MarvPesos

    MarV says:
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    Hey Grey,

    H2H 14-team cat. keeper (keep7) balanced stats, but a lot !!! (R,H,2B,3B,HR,RBI,SB,BB, IBB, K, TB, AVG / IP, W, L, CG, SHO, SV, K, HLD, ERA, WHIP, QS), 6 moves per week
    Standard batters (individual OF spots) with Util and Pitching is 5 SP slots and 5 RP slots, 5 Bench

    One of the teams has proposed:
    I would get : E. Rosario and C. Seager for my J. Martinez and M. Tanaka

    I’m desperately in need of a SS and have SP to spare, decent trade? He also has C. Correa and Trea so he can afford to give up an SS. If I can I’ll try to get Correa or Trea but I mean Seagers still decent right ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager side

  157. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Big day for Acuna. Homer off of, you guessed it, Homer.

    Bad Ronald is here to stay.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  158. Steve says:
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    Kang’s back! Anyone assigned to scouting KBA talent? :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He has MLB games to scout

  159. Scott says:
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    buxton dynasty league follow-up, part deux

    dynasty league, which side you prefer?

    Side A: Springer
    Side B: Buxton and Semien

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer, it’s fair

  160. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Would you recommend me dropping:

    -Wacha
    -Darvish
    -Greinke

    for any of the following:

    -T Williams
    -Guerra
    -Jarlin Garcia
    -Pivetta

    or hold tight?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • 200 Proof says:
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        @Grey:
        Or with how badly Bundy’s doing right now (6 ER so far) is he a candidate to drop for one of those guys?

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Bundy can be dropped, I don’t know the options, what are they again?

          • 200 Proof says:
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            @Grey:
            Ones I think would be candidate would be:
            T Williams
            Guerra
            Jarlin Garcia
            Pivetta

            Thanks for working late. I hope you’re paying yourself time and 1/2.

            -Jedi

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Pivetta

  161. Big Ticket says:
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    Gyorko or Cron ROS? Standard roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

  162. crimedog says:
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    Where’s that guy that has a familia fettish?

    • crimedog says:
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      @crimedog: I’m not Harvey Weinstein asking where bill Cosby is either. I legit remember a guy on here who’s obsessed with familia the pitcher.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, think when I traded him away

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  163. OaktownSteve says:
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    I traded Albies for Brad Hand and Nunez. I did not feel good about it at all. I think that Hand’s save potential could be worth 4-5 standings gain points. Gambling that Albies won’t be 5 standings gain points better than Ian Kinsler/Nunez platoon. He might be though. Of note on Albies is that he’s only stolen in base.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      One base that is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      SAGNOF! You blew that one, OTS. It’s all right, you still have Mike Leake in our NFBC league!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I said I didn’t feel good about it already, you gotta Leake on me? It was in the FCL and the relievers are all all all gone and I have no prayer of being first to the wire anyway. Out of context it looks bad but I’m pretty sure it’ll end up as a net point gain. In order for it to work I had to move really soon though. I think I could finish 2 or 3 without moving up in saves, but not first. This was by far the best offer I got. I shopped Albies, Acuna, Kingery and Happ in some combo and got nothing.

        My offense in the NFBC is heating up. The pitching will come around. I think I’ll have a shot at that league by end of the year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just messin’… Sucks when you need saves and have to pay for them… I don’t feel great about my NFBC offense, though I do have Albies…

  164. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    would you trade Cutch For Mikial Franco.I have way too many OF’s cud use a 3B for depth.

    10 team roto 6 x6 dynasty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bleh

  165. Crime Dog says:
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    Guess this player

    “Over his last 10 appearances, — is hitting .345/.387/.621 with two home runs and four RBI.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nick Ahmed?

      • Crime Dog says:
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        @Grey: Ian Happ, will the cubs please trade him to the Orioles or someone else equally bad.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, seriously

  166. E says:
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    Is T. Story and Starling Marte too much to pay for Bryce Harper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  167. Mookiewilson says:
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    Traded Luke weaver and my 1st round pick next year (36 keepers, so pick will be 37-48) for Acuna. Good deal? What round do you think Acuna goes next year?

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Mookiewilson: great trade for u

      • Mookiewilson says:
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        thanks! That’s what I thought

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds great

  168. Tbone says:
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    What is thoughts on Jameson Taillon? Should I try to move him for prospects or do you think he can be something worth owning long term?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he’s decent, if unpredictable right now…

  169. Robert says:
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    Luis Castillo or Eduardo Rodriguez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castillo

  170. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Am I the only one crossing my fingers and watching the clock waiting for Joey Gallo to gain Outfielder eligibility? It’s really gonna change my whole lineup–not to mention my stress level.

    Who’s my first drop upon Buxton’s return: Big Mac or Teoscar?

    PS: Giolito seems like the kind of pitcher Lucas Duda is gonna homer off three times today.

    Thanks, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t mind it for Gallo, any flexibility is nice… Mac…. Haha, likely on Giolito

  171. Play Ball says:
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    Who do you use to include as a trade chip for a top 20 pitcher…Schoop, Acuna or Story? Standard 5×5 season-long roto.

    Roster

    1B Freeman/Abreu; 2B Merrifield /Schoop; 3B Moose ; SS Bregman; OF Trout, Judge, Springer, Pollock; UTIL Acuna; Story

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  172. Brett says:
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    Which trade would you prefer qs instead of wins

    Chris Taylor for Godley

    Or

    Torres for Castillo

    • Brett says:
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      @Brett: I’m giving up the hitter. Trying to improve my staff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor, Gleyber sides

  173. OaktownSteve says:
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    I liked Joey Wendle a little on the A’s. Scrappy, versitile. Some hit in him. The two bags he’s gotten are interesting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anywhere steals are coming from are interesting to me at this point!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait, did I misunderstand? Did he steal two bags?

  174. Dangerfield51 says:
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    Currently Have Reyes and Souza in my DL spots. Who is the better DL stash? Alex Reyes or Luiz Gohara. I know Gohara could be back May 8 but who will help the most this year.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gohara

  175. hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Would you take Severino, Treinen, Semien, Britton for Hosmer, Segura, Clevinger, Snell? With Acuna going live on my roster tomorrow, Hosmer will go to the bench (Hoskins at 1B). While the offense is loaded, my “ace” is Bauer and my “closer” is Minter.

    Thoughts?

  176. Karlj says:
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    Morton too high a price to pay for Moncada ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too high

  177. William Hung says:
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    Can’t tell if Archer being my worst pitcher is good or bad – I can’t believe he couldn’t get at minimum a QS against the O’s

    Thank your for your advice with Corbin, Pivetta, and Bauer – else my rotation would be screwed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No worries

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: yeah, just sucks how I have so many underperforming starting players like Archer, Puig, and Eddie Rosario – who I ended up dumping for Sano

  178. uncle ernie says:
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    Which side please. Votto and Blackmon for Turner and Encarnacion

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trea

  179. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    I think I’ve finally figured out why Colome continuously pitches into trouble. He’s not turned on by getting thirty Saves. He’s gunning for twenty Wins.

  180. Bob says:
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    Villanueva or Candelaria?

  181. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team limited moves (budget for moves) h2h league

    Which of these starters do you like best for the interim:

    Skaggs: NYY, @SEA, MIN, TB
    Mikolas: @PIT, CHC, @SD, @MIN
    Ross: @SF, WAS, STL, @PIT
    Pivetta: ATL, @WAS, SF, @BAL
    Minor: @TOR, BOS, DET, @SEA
    Stratton: LAD, @ATL, @PHI, CIN
    Flaherty: @PIT…..?

    Normally I would prefer to roll the dice on Flaherty, much like I did in the RCL, but with there being limited moves, it might be too risky if Flaherty is sent right back down.

    Thanks!

  182. Dau Tranh says:
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    ozuna/weaver for blackmon/hill

  183. Dau Tranh says:
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    so…..ohtani not the next babe ruth then?

  184. Happyharry says:
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    Great Stuff as usual Grey, 12 team, H2H, 6X6. Which one do I drop for DL activation….
    E. Rosario or Mancini? Thanks man!

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