Corey Kluber left yesterday’s game with lower back discomfort, before giving up five earned in three innings to the Tigers.  In every game, the Tigers look like John Jaso, just dreadful.  I mean, you ain’t got no alibi.  U-G-L-Y.  Then Kluber makes them look like The Ghost of Charley Lau is gliding each bat from beyond the grave.  “Don’t worry, Alex Avila, I will help you hit .400 and don’t forget to buy your mother a gift for Mother’s Day.”  “Hey, Ghost of Charley Lau, you help with the hitting and let my iCal do the rest!”  That’s so ungrateful, Alex Avila!  Looking at Kluber’s peripherals, there’s some cause for concern, but cause for optimism too, assuming his back will be fine (maybe a large assumption).  His velocity is down a hair, but his Ks, walks, and xFIP are not saying he should be pummeled like a gymnast’s horse.  His Aprils have been terrible for the last two years (yes, I know we’re in May), so I’m hoping Kluber comes out of it.  At worst, he’s a 3.70 ERA guy with 200+ Ks.  At best, it all still comes together. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Miguel Cabrera – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer as he was activated from the DL, but now has renewed groin soreness.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Too many DL’d guys, this is exhausting.  I’m about to say yes to the NKOTB cruise with the Regression Fairies.”

Joe Ross – Optioned down to Triple-A.   Nats are hoping Ross can impress against less.

Jacob Turner – Will get Ross’ start the first time through the rotation, but A.J. Cole was also called up.  Cole is a tad bit more interesting for NL-Only leagues.  (Turner has a 5.09 ERA thru 330 1/3 IP major league innings, so, yeah, bleh on him.)  Then again, Cole has a 5.29 ERA in 47 2/3 IP, so interesting is relative here.  Like interesting’s uncle, Terrible.

Tanner Roark – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.04.  Mr. Roark is not fulfilling my fantasies if he’s gonna keep getting Tattoo’d.  (By the way, Roark threw 125 pitches.  Oh, Dusty, you predictable goof.  I love ya, but you’re crazy!)

Ryan Zimmerman – 2-for-5, 1 run, hitting .419.  I’m not putting Ted Williams’ Frozen Head in the microwave yet so it can witness this, but I have removed TWFH from the freezer. (Yes, I’m just trying to jinx Zimmerman now.)

Taijuan Walker – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.19.  Yesterday, he looked like he should forget the MLB, and join an all women’s league as Taijuanna Mann.

Chris Herrmann – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Ugh, I so badly want this Herrmann thing to happenn.  Please stop playing Mathis and Iannetta cause they, y’know, ain’t good.

Jake Lamb – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .283.  He’s a baaaaaaaaaaaahd man!

Fernando Rodney – 1 IP, 0 ER, and the save.  And, just like that, Rodney has helped shore up his closer job.  Don’t worry, he’ll reverse that reversal soon enough.

David DahlRockies said he’s “still a ways away.”  Going to use one of our first glossary terms here, because Dahl is pulling a Kotchman.  Dahl can only swing at 75%?  Um, okay, you only need to hit the ball at 75% to get it out of Coors!  Let’s go, you schmohawk!

Ryan Schimpf – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer, hitting .156.  I love –pf’s bangs!

Dan Vogelbach – Optioned back to Triple-A.  He had 17 at-bats to win the job, so, ya know, plenty of opportunity.  Mariners have way too many weapons to be waiting on Vogelbach.  Shoot, I forgot to put on the sarcasm font.

James Paxton – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners (5 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 1.43.  Divisions don’t get much easier than the NL West, but the AL West is right there too.  Paxton now has two subpar starts out of three with matchups against the A’ss and the 40 Minutes South of Los Angeles Angels.

Edwin Diaz – 1/3 IP, 1 ER and a home run allowed to Calhoun for the blown save.  I don’t know if he’s overworked or hiding an injury, but Diaz has not looked himself all season.  I grabbed Nick Vincent in two leagues, though I do think the M’s are going to try to make Diaz work.

Welington Castillo – Hit the DL with shoulder tendinitis.  So, now you know where’s the boeuf.  Caleb Joseph (0-for-3) will get the starting job, and could be worth something to someone (ringing endorsement!).

Manny Machado – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Somebody’s coming alive…Macho Macho Machado!

Hanley Ramirez – 2-for-4 and his 4th and 5th homers, hitting .267.  Fun Fact!  Sometimes Doug Fister is called Han-Ram.

Chris Sale – 8 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 1.38.  He topped Prospectitcher Ralph first top 100 starter rankings, and I don’t think it’s only because he’s a Red Sox pitcher.  (By the way, I totally brought out the cross-out text thing that is so super douchey.  Did anyone ever do that before the internet?  Seems highly doubtful.  Imagine doing that in written word?  Four score and somethingeven years ago…)

Edinson Volquez – Left yesterday’s game, after an insane of game of eight walks and nine Ks, with a blister.  These things are all over the place.  It’s a blisterpocalypse!

Evan Longoria – Out for 2nd day in a row.  Not to go on a “DL is too short now” rant for the eighth time in seven days, but one more day out for Longoria and they may as well DL him and activate him again next Monday.

Alex Cobb – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.86.  I’d continue to use the Stream-o-Nator for Cobb, and it loves his next start, so act like you know, MC Lyte.

Cole Hamels – Didn’t start yesterday due to a tight oblique.  He said it happened when someone at Starbucks wrote on his latte, “Hole Camels.”

Joey Gallo – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, hitting .207.  Fun fact!  A female baby kangaroo is a Joey Gal.

Delino DeShields – 1-for-4 and his 1st home run, hitting .256.  I’m not fighting wonderful, but I got The Dentist for speed.  Stay on message!

Nomar Mazara – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer with a ninth-inning shot that hopefully gives him back his early-April confidence, because that late-April Mazara was a messara.

Marwin Gonzalez – 2-for-3, 5 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homers.  So, what you’re saying is I should’ve drafted Marwin Gonzalez instead of Edwin Encarnacion?  Cool story, brah.  Two homers goes a long way to being a hot schmotato.

Jose Altuve – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Elias Sports Bureau said Altuve home run went a distance of 402 feet.  Or 1498 feet if using Altuve’s feet.

Logan Forsythe – Should be back by the weekend as he rehabs at Rancho Cucamonga, which was the largest exporter of fake vomit until China opened its borders.

Matt Moore – 3 1/3 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 6.75.  Apparently, the Dodgers love rogering Moore.

Cody Bellinger – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, hitting .345.  Not only do I have no idea why he’d be sent down, but what is he doing hitting in the eight hole?  If Austin Barnes needs protection, buy him condoms.

Ryan Braun – Remained out with a trapezuis.  Assuming that means he joined the Cirque du Soleil.  Hopefully not KA, that show was awful!

Carlos Martinez – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.75.  He lost the silver hair and got his first win of the year.  To paraphrase Frank Thomas, leave the silver hair on the girls in your porn Twitter feed, C-Mart.

Tyler Glasnow – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 6.97.  Great, terrific, adjective, but not really.  Four walks vs. five Ks is not fixed, and I still would avoid him.

Josh Harrison – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs, and his 5th homer, and 3rd homer in two games, hitting .310.  I just gave you a Josh Harrison fantasy yesterday.  Earn me some tenths of a penny and click around, would ya?

Joey Votto – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .253.  Real question:  Has Votto had more than one hit in any games?  All he does is hit homers.  Doode became Joey Sluggo.

Jay Bruce – 2-for-5, 6 RBIs and two homers (8, 9), hitting .293.  In case anyone was wondering, everyone, except Odor, hit two homers yesterday.  You effin’ stankburger!

Matt Harvey – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.14.  But what about how well he was throwing in Spring Training?!  Huh?!  Too soon?

Michael Conforto – 2-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .344.  Because I like when people ask if they should pick him up.

Freddie Freeman – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .378.  My preseason pick for NL MVP of Freeman doesn’t seem that insane, huh?

Brian Dozier – 2-for-5 and his 3rd and 4th homers, hitting .250.  Seriously, everyone had two homers yesterday.  It was raining home runs and Odor is carrying a freakin’ umbrella!

Miguel Sano – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .317.  Sano?  Say yes to the Miguel!  The wedding dress show?  No?  C’mon, one of youse has to be in a relationship.

Byron Buxton – 1-for-4 and his 1st home run.  I literally stopped everything when I saw he homered and checked to see if he was on waivers anywhere.  I even checked my RCL league even though MattTruss told me he picked him up after I dropped him.  I was hoping it wasn’t true.  Who knows if this is the confidence Buxton needs, but I would grab him if he were available, just in case.

Ervin Santana – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 0.66.  “I’m not going to bother with a pitcher for the first 25 rounds of my draft, then draft Ervin Santana,” said the guy getting out of a DeLorean.

Sonny Gray – 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 6.00.  I’m pretty sure only Scott Kimmel owns Sonny Gray, and, Scott, you should drop Gray.

Yonder Alonso – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .292.  A down-by-nine, garbage-time home run is one way to get on my good side.  He’s not mixed league relevant, but he looks poised to surpass his previous meh years and could be sneaky value in AL-Only.

Danny Duffy – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.89.  His ERA was at 1.32 when I told you to Sell him.  Sorry.

Jose Quintana – 8 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.10.  Obviously a step in the right direction, but this was against the 1927 Royals, and, in 1927, Royals didn’t play baseball, they were acting out scenes from Downton Abbey.

Javier Baez – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many days.  Yesterday, I said Baez was heating up, today I say talk to Previous Day Grey.

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .196.  Joe Buck’s going into the bathroom for five minutes, and no one bother him!

Jon Lester – 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 3.67.  Like the rest of the Cubs’ staff that looks tired from last year, Lester does not look right.

Aaron Altherr – 2-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting .340.  I wanna get excited about Altherr, but the way the Phils are platooning him, kinda lets out the sails in my parachute pants.

Mat Latos – 4 IP, 7 ER.  I think Mat might’ve become Latos intolerant.

Steve Pearce – 4-for-4 and two homers, hitting .224.  Prior to this game, he was pushing bupkis (totally a saying), but maybe this might be him heating up.  He definitely is the type to go on a one-week streak of Bachmanity.

Jacoby Ellsbury – MRI showed a bruised nerve in Ellsbury’s elbow.  As Veruca Salt would say, “Daddy, I want a D’Ellsbury!”

Greg Bird – Hit the Disgraceful List with a deep ankle bruise to his baseball stats.  The Yankees said Bird would work on his T work, i.e., they’d drop him off on their next trip to Boston on a random T and hope he gets lost.  Chris Carter could have some value over the next few weeks, and, if he gets hot, he could stick in the lineup for the foreseeable future since he did, ya know, hit 40 HRs last year!

Aaron Hicks – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .300.  Is it me (it’s not me) or is it every time Hicks is in the lineup he produces?  Do we really need D’Ellsbury anymore?  Can’t we ixnay him already, eh?

Brett Gardner – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and two homers (3, 4), hitting .232.  Brett’s just being there isn’t enough, but a power surge makes me want to take a Chauncey on Gardner.

Aaron Judge – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 11th and 12th homers, hitting .313.  Whatever Aaron Judge got, everyone gotta get it put it in them.  Reeling with a feeling for Judge don’t stop continue.

  1. Zach says:
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    Grey,

    love reading your stuff. I’m in an OBP league where I have plenty of power but am dead last in steals.

    Is Correa and Calhoun for Villar and Odubel a good trade, or is giving up Correa losing too much value?

    Thanks

    • Zach says:
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      @Zach:

      Or do you think it would be better to move Odor for Gordon if I can

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zach: Thanks! Not good, go for cheaper steals — someone for Dyson?

  2. Blackjack says:
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    “he should forget the MLB, and join an all women’s league as Taijuanna Mann.”

    Just wanted to say I both got and appreciated this reference. Brought back weird memories of an ex gf, but hey, what movie doesn’t?!

    I’m probably sitting him against Colorado later this week, but are you still feeling good about him the rest of the way?

    Thanks as always!

    • crenshaw07 says:
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      @Blackjack: I feared the @ WAS matchup more than I fear the @COL matchup. I own Walker in a 14 team league so I have to roll with him…but I like him for this year…especially the home starts…humidor!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blackjack: Haha, yeah, hopefully he gets his act together

  3. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Excellent write-up, my friend! Nailed it!

    a. The Yanks should trade for Brandon Drury. Then when they go off back-to-back, it’d be Judge and Drury. No way the Drury would go off before the Judge, amiright?

    b. Too much work, so……

    John Rambo Quote of the day for May 3

    Sheriff: ‘Shingleton, follow me!’

    [Officer Ward runs right into a trap set by Rambo – a booby trap with a log that has sharp hand-chiseled wooden spears on the attacking side.]

    Officer Ward: ‘Will, help me! Help me, Will!’

    [As Shingleton approaches to cover the Sheriff, he gets hit by yet another trap and is impaled to a tree, unbeknownst to the Sheriff.]

    Sheriff: ‘Balford (Officer Balford)? Where the hell are you?! Shingleton, over here! Shingleton, where the hell are you?!

    [Out of the pouring rain, Rambo jumps out of a bush. He grabs the Sheriff and pins him by the neck to a tree holding the blunt edge of his hunting knife to his neck.]

    Rambo: ‘I could have killed’em all. I could have killed you. In town you’re the law, out here, it’s me! Don’t push it! Don’t push it, or I’ll give you a war you won’t believe! Let it go. Let it go.’

    [Of course the dumb Sheriff won’t let it go otherwise the movie would have lasted 48 minutes! Tune in tomorrow it only gets better from here on out.]

    Cheers,
    Ante

  4. Fister Furbush says:
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    How the F#%! did you call Duffy taking a nose dive?
    Ya ya sabermetrics, I get it…but god damn, I’ll never bat an eye to your headlining sell on your Friday buy or sell list ever again.

    Love, FF

  5. dtbran says:
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    Thanks for another write up Grey
    When you think it’s time to cut ties with Lorenzo Cain? Hold or drop for RP handcuff (Rosenthal, Vincent) since I own Diaz and Oh
    ? Got Pollock Thames Cutch Mazara HernPerez Bellinger in OF/Util as of now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dtbran: Thanks! I’d try to hold Cain for now, can lose Rosenthal

    • ctrengove says:
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      @dtbran:

      I’m in a 10-team points league – perhaps shallower than yours – but I dumped Lorenzo last week.

  6. Mike says:
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    Is Baez alive? Worth a deep stash in a 10 team, 34 man roster league?

  7. Mark says:
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    Would you rather have Renfroe or G. Bird as a keeper?

    • Kas says:
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      @Mark: Renfroe for me.

      • Mark says:
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        May I ask why? In your head why? In my head, Refroe has more power but Bird is on the better team/place to be.

        • Kas says:
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          @Mark: Renfroe’s got more pop. In my league, RBIs are essential (most RBI wins tie break) so for me, I would go Hunter. I’m a sucker for raw power though, and Renfroe’s got a ton of it. But I digress. I’m no expert.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Mark: Bird for me, but the team has nothing to do with it. I think he’s the better hitter but he may be one of those chronically injured dudes.

      • Mark says:
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        injuries do scare me. I feel Jorge Soler may be the same. Injury prone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark: Renfroe, prolly toss up

  8. Sean Smith says:
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    Good thing SON liked Cahill’s start last night, it definitely help balance out Walker’s for me. I really didn’t want to start him, but when your opponent has a bunch more starts this week and Walker and Corbin pitch at Coor’s later this week, you gotta risk it sometimes. Could have been worse, especially with the Nats killing it right now.

  9. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Pick 3 of these guys you’d think you’re holding onto for the long haul: Hernan Perez, Eugenio Suarez, Corey Dickerson, ender inciarte, avisail Garcia

    Thanks!

    • Josh-NYC says:
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      @Josh-NYC:

      To add.. the two guys that you tell me to drop, can you tell me which one you like better of the two?

      Thanks again

  10. Count de Monetball says:
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    Ugh what do you think Duffy’ trade value is right now (example of a hitter)? Shoulda sold quicker… just about to drop him if I can’t find a trade and just stream…

      • mcmi11ions says:
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        @Cram It: ouch! I’m in the same boat with Matt Harvey right now. I held him as a keeper hoping that he was going to come back a little… but I’m not seeing it. I don’t want to flat out drop him, but dang he looks baaaaad and not in the Jake Lamb way. I’m hoping for a good start or two then i can trade him for maybe 72 cents on the dollar.

        • Cram It says:
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          @mcmi11ions: Yeah you guys can’t sell a player at his lowest value! You could drop him, but the other method is an option.

          • mcmi11ions says:
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            @Cram It: Exactly. Need to hold for a couple more weeks as painful as it may be. It’s a long season… a 2 or 3 weeks right now isn’t going to tank anyone’s team.

            • Count de Monetball says:
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              @mcmi11ions: I damn cram I thought that would be the answer but I didn’t want to hear it

      • Count de Monetball says:
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        Thanks G! man you lost about 10 “clicks” from me while the website was down. Duffy is dropped, next few outings look tough and I wouldn’t have started him, but I will keep an eye on his peripherals in case his speed picks up. By the way, can we start a prayer octagon for Rendon (for more than just that f’n son-of-a-bench game), Sad Trumbone, and Foul Odor…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s a full penny I lost, now I can’t eat lunch, thanks! Starting prayer octagon now

  11. hotmilk8 says:
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    10 team points lg. Getting hit with the injury bug. Who gets the ax Gray or Happ?
    Thanks

  12. Kas says:
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    Good morning Grey,

    I need to pick up a starter with Ross being optioned to AAA. Do I dare start Snell tonight in Miami? Samardzija in LA? Miley at the White Sox? Please tell me who to go with!

    I need a QS.

    Thanks, bro!

    • Kas says:
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      @Kas: My mistake, SNELL is HOME tonight.

      • crenshaw07 says:
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        @Kas: I would choose Miley.

  13. Dougie says:
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    12 team h2h with BBs as a 6th cat.
    I have Kepler in my Utility spot. Schebler, David Peralta, and Pillar are available, so is Harrison. Which do you think I should grab, or should I hold?

    • Chad Huggins says:
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      @Dougie: Deshields, buxton and hicks are out there too.

  14. Bartolo says:
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    In my K/9 league how do you feel about Ray vs Nationals today? Scary start but my pitchers from earlier in the week gave me so ugly starts to begin the week

    • Cram It says:
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      @Bartolo: It’s suicide. But people fail at that sometimes.

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Cram It: lol!

  15. Maverick says:
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    Morning Grey
    I picked up Josh Bell recently…Would you drop to add either DeSheilds or Buxton or hold? In a 18 Team Pts/H2H League. Thanks. Love your humor! Cracks me up!

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    Been hit the with the Injury bug pretty bad. Need to get another starter. Who would you drop and who would you hold? we have 3 DL spots but large benches so I could keep 2 or 3 on my bench. Currently sitting in 1st in a h2h league so i don’t want to do anything too crazy at the moment
    Syndergaard
    Jon Gray
    Tyler Skaggs
    Cam Bedrosian
    Koda Glover
    David Dahl
    Yoenis Cespedes

    The unsparing following names are available – Alex Wood, Trevor Cahill, Matt Cain, Wily Peralta, etc

    WHY DID SYNDERGAARD HAVE TO GET HURT??????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: You don’t need to hold Glover or Gray — Wood is only interesting one, they’re streamers

  17. Oppo Taco says:
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    I know you’re not a CarGo guy but would you trade Tijuan Walker and Cesar Hernandez for him? My other 2B is DJL……I know, seemingly the only two rox hitters you weren’t jazzed about in the preseason haha. Thanks!

  18. Five-On-One says:
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    Couple of questions for you this am:

    1) Gotta bench Bracley for Kepler, right? Bradley has been horrendous.

    2) Time to dump Motter? He is no longer playing every day and has stopped hitting – great combo. Who are the top two replacements from the following: Forsythe (coming off DL this weekend), Aybar, Reyes, Bour, Schimpf, Yonder, Marwin, LoMo, Plouffe, Duda, Rosales?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Five-On-One: 1) Yes, the guy who’s not hitting should be benched for the guy who is hitting.
      2) Who else is avai…oh what’s the use?

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Cram It:
        1) Thanks.
        2) Chris Carter is also available.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Five-On-One: Carter, if it’s only a couple of days. Bour if it’s a a little longer.

    • crenshaw07 says:
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      @Five-On-One: I picked up Reyes late last week and have enjoyed some goodness. Hopefully it continues.

  19. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Could you please rank for ros in obp format?

    Judge, c Davis, Duvall, ozuna

    Thanks!

  20. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Wood WHIP’d us to death but got the W. Would you hold or drop for Santiago?

    Loved the Taijuan blurb. Great Wednesday write-up!

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Grey: Gracias! As an odor owner, do you have a backup owned or nah? Schoop, Wong, Harrison, Solarte, or Phillips worth owning just in case? I have flexibility with my depth of outfielders.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t

  21. charlie batch says:
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    likelihood of Hicks playing everyday while D’ellsbury’s hurt?

  22. Brian Boyle says:
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    I got my morning off and running ready this post!!

    12 team H2H (6X5) OPS and 4OF I think its time to drop Margot for someone else.

    Drop Margot or hold for Deshields, Gardner, H Perez, Kepler, D Santana, B Buxton, R Davis, Dyson.

    Team is: Wieters, Freeman, Schoop, Story, Seagar, Trout, Judge, Margot, A Garcia, Abreu.
    Bench is Peraza, Dahl DL, JD DL.

    Great Job Grey!!

    BB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian Boyle: Thanks! Delino or Gardner over Margot, prolly go Delino

  23. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    In a head to head categories league, which injured/struggling ace would you want most for september fantasy playoffs as your ace . . . Kluber, Syndergaard, or Bumgarner?

    I have Kluber right now but could probably snag Syndergaard or Bum from their owners. It would take a total implosion of my team to not make the playoffs, so I can sit with an injured ace for a bit…

    Thanks!

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: My other thought was to go the opposite direction and consider a Thames for my Kluber offer (keeper league, so I’d be able to keep him at $5).

      • Chad Huggins says:
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        @Cram It: He’d be giving up Kluber.

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Cram It: Yeah, sorry about that. Meant trading Kluber. Thor could really be toast . . . Bum seems like he’d be fine by September.

  24. lwomack58 says:
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    Peraza or DeShields- need steals and runs.
    Thanks

  25. Wnwdotcom says:
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    What’s a good price for Judge? I was thinking about offering up Donaldson and Peraza for Judge and Sale but is that too much one way? Crazy power.

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Wnwdotcom: I wouldn’t take Donaldson and Peraza for Judge and Sale. When I think about offering a trade I think one guy has to give up the best player and the other has to give up the best package. In your offer one guy is giving up both.

      • Wnwdotcom says:
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        @mcmi11ions: if it were a points league, I would agree but it’s H2H each categories so hitting is superior to pitching. Another offer I thought of though is Correa, Margot and Nola for Sale and Judge. Still maybe lopsided, just seeing if I can tap in to the power and land an ace. Probably wishful thinking though

  26. lwomack58 says:
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    Is Tillman a good add. Maybe not first start buy stash for later starts

  27. Robert Schroeder says:
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    Is there any reason to hold Jeffress for possible saves?

  28. theone189 says:
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    Sale 300ks

  29. Jake L says:
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    Hey grey!! Looking to improve my pitching via trade.

    My bats are strong and I am pretty done with Trumbo, so I wanna sell low…and buy…low??

    Basic 5×5 cats who is a pitcher you think is more of a buy low than Trumbo is himself? Haha

    Or I could drop him for Lackey…

    Roster is:

    Realmuto
    Godlschmidt
    Dozier
    Donaldson
    Story
    Myers
    Desmond
    Davis with a K
    Conforto
    Bergman
    Owings
    Dahl(DL)
    J. D. Martinez (DL)
    Trumbo

    McCullers
    Maeda
    Greinke
    Harvey
    Robbie Ray
    Alex wood
    Diaz
    Melancon
    Jim Johnson
    Bud Norris

    Thanks for your time!

      • Jake L says:
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        @Grey:

        That’s funny you say that, I tried for Cole and the guy said “that’s a fuckin rip off and you know it” hahaha.

        Hopefully bettering luck with Salazar.

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • Jake L says:
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            @Grey:
            Welp, the Salazar owner rejected immediately. I’m dropping him for K-Rod or Lackey

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              K-Rod

              • Jake L says:
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                @Grey: @Grey:
                As you wish Admiral

  30. fastfrog says:
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    Stream-o-nator likes Luis Perdomo vs. the Rox tomorrow. However, he’s been unusually worse @Petco. His home/away ERA splits this year (3 starts) is 6.97/1.50. Last year, over a larger sample, it was 6.33/5.30. Should I still pick him up for his next couple starts @Petco? Btw, there should be a glossary term for pitchers who perform worse @Petco and batters who perform worse @Coors.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @fastfrog: I wouldn’t touch Perdomo… Highly usual?

  31. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Start which TWO in an OBP league…

    Santana @ Boyd (0-5)
    Bautista @ Sabathia (5-40 HR 5 BB 10K)
    Conforto @ Colon (n/a)

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: Santana and Conforto

      Always start Conforto.

      I’m done with Bautista this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: Bautista @ Sabathia (5-40 HR 5 BB 10K)
      Conforto @ Colon (n/a)

  32. Steve D. says:
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    Margot or Buxton ROS in a 12 team 5×5 redraft?

  33. cutchs dreads says:
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    Morning!

    12 tm, H2H redraft, 6×6 OBP +XBH, SV+HD & QS. Which side do you prefer? How close is it?

    A) Cueto/Benintendi/Crush/Kemp

    B) Keuchel/Springer/Longo/Davis

    Thank yah!

    • Cram It says:
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      @cutchs dreads: B. for me if that’s Wade Davis.

      • cutchs dreads says:
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        @Cram It: I guess I had Chris Davis on my mind… Side B is: Keuchel/Springer/Longo/Hosmer

        Man, I need to wake up! Time to turn the coffee pot back on

  34. J-Hova says:
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    Hi Grey
    Did you see Matthew Berry’s site this morning? His new writer, JB had Duffy ranked 28th. He also had a footnote that his new boss is the best tickler he’s ever worked for? I thought he left on good terms?? JK, have no clue if Berry still does baseball. For what it’s worth I’m a huge JB fan but Halp diD a great job with the podcast.

    Your write up’s are what wake me up in the morning and I feel like i hit that snooze a few more times after a bad fantasy night. Diaz and Duffy were enough to keep me in bed an extra 20 minutes. I tried dealing Duffy but my league didn’t value him all that much pre draft. Are you dropping or just sitting in the one spot you own him? Other options in my league include Nola, E Rodriguez and Vargas… Nothing really standing out and SON doesn’t seem to care much for Erod @ Minn

    LAST: Logic and Brother Ali both come out this week. I’ve been kind of meh on the first few Logic singles but loving the Ali ones. Have you had a chance to listen to any?

    Thanks

    • Sdub88 says:
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      @J-Hova:

      I didn’t know Ali was dropping a new album! I loved his last album, are the singles in the same vein as that one?

      • J-Hova says:
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        @Sdub88:

        Yep, def same style. He seems to have transitioned from a battle style to more of a singing cadence. It works for both singles. I believe Ant produced the entire album so I’m really psyched!

    • @J-Hova: I was sorry to see JB go, though I did like teh pitcher rankings from Ralph.

      • J-Hova says:
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        @Arnie:

        Me too, especially with paxton and mcullers so high!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-Hova: Haha, Halp was solid, agreed…. I’m so crazy for Kendrick Lamar right now, I’m not listening to anything else

  35. Papa Jean Seugra says:
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    Ender or Mazara in a H2H league where hits and average count, as well as the usual Cats

  36. Hello Grey,

    Who are your top two near-term 2B options between Schimpf, Tim Beckham, Steve Pearce, Wong, Devon Travis, Hernan Perez, Neil Walker, and Logan Forsythe (when he’s back)? I’m trying to stay away from low BA guys.

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @Arnie: Why is Schimpf an option if you don’t want the low BA guys? Walker and Forsythe are the safest floor guys on that list i think. Walker has been struggling, but has been at least hitting the ball hard. Just getting unlucky.

      • @mcmi11ions: Yeah, I probably should have left him off. He has been hitting for both average and power lately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Arnie: Pearce, Perez

  37. lwomack58 says:
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    Harrison or Calhoun over Pedroia?

  38. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    Could use to drop one of my rebound candidate pitchers – keep Charlie Morton or Alex Wood?

    • crenshaw07 says:
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      @Gonzo_The_Great: In my opinion, Morton has starter security. Wood doesn’t seem like a long term lock for the rotation as they have so many options. He could play his way into it though.

  39. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Sooo, I start Lester, Tanaka(up 7-0) Harvey (up 2-0) and Matt more (up 4-0) or less AND I also have Bud, NOT, Chuck Norris and I am thinking anything but what happened to this group of slugs. The Era and whip destroyer group..

    • Cram It says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: SP has been a freaking land mine so far.

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Cram It:
        Baseball’s are juiced or something..lol Way to much offense already this year!

  40. lwomack58 says:
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    Sorry for followup questions-Instead of Pedroia

    Harrison over Peraza?

  41. HomerHWBush says:
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    Traded Judge on Sunday for Arrieta. Good haul or will I be reading Judge headlines while crying into my cereal bowl all season?

  42. ichirosan says:
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    Hi Grey,

    thoughts on Piscotty? Just traded Altherr and Ty Blach for him in my dynasty league.

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @ichirosan: I like the move personally. Piscotty is still young so slumps are going to happen. He’ll be OK i think.

  43. crenshaw07 says:
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    When Britton went on the dl… it happened around the time that Dyson fell apart so I was able to grab Matt Bush to replace him. Then Kelley became the closer in WAS and I grabbed him. Now that Britton is back I have too many closers and really need to drop one so that I can stream pitchers…its a head to head league so I need the starts more than an rp sitting idle on the bench. My closers are Britton, Feliz, Bush and Kelley. Which one to drop. I will be dropping this RP for Charlie Morton…so in my mind it is like a trade. AM I Crae Crae?

    • crenshaw07 says:
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      @crenshaw07: Foltynewlitzdns is also available.

      • crenshaw07 says:
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        @Grey: which rp would you drop out of britton, feliz, kelly or bush? Then secondly is it a bad idea to drop a closer that is technically a spare on my roster (not enough slots to start them every day) for a streaming pitcher…someone like Folty or Morton? If closers are too hard to come by then I can try to make do by keeping an extra one.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          None

  44. mcmi11ions says:
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    “Reeling with a feeling for Judge don’t stop continue.”

    I thought of the Red Hot Chili Peppers song “Don’t Stop” when I read that so I naturally had to Google the lyrics since that song is all over the place and I can’t remember all the stuff that comes out of Anthony Kiedas’ mouth during it, and I was surprised the word “continue” doesn’t appear anywhere in the song… There is a line there though that starts “Birds that blow…” which seems coincidentally appropriate.

  45. Ted says:
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    Hosmer and Piscotty were both recently dropped in my 12 team mixed league. Worth dropping one or two of the following to pick one or both of them up? Kepler is also available.

    Deshields
    David Peralta
    Schebler

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ted: Drop Schebler and DeShields

  46. Shawn Of the Livid says:
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    Harrison or Gallo?

  47. Bas says:
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    Sir Grey!

    Please don’t jinx Zimmerman! ;-)
    Want to try to pick up Rosenthal (who I dropped for 2 days of the life of Domingo Santana) but I have so many Razzball stars on my team it is getting a bit crowded.
    I have: Santana, Kepler, Shaw, Grichuk, Schebler, Bradley jr and Pederson van Cespedes are on my IR.

    So drop any of these for Rosenthal?

    best,
    Bas from Holland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bas: Ha, sorry! Schebler

  48. Swfcdan says:
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    What do you look at most when deciding between a bench hitter and someone in your lineup in dailys, the hotness of the hitter or the pitcher they’re facing? Feel like hotness is more important but then I hear the cheesy baseball phrase “good pitching beats good hitting”, in the back of my mind…who made up that damn phrase anyway!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: Matchups, hitter-tron

  49. Rookie Palmer says:
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    Was offered Josh Bell/Didi Gregorious for Greg Bird/Devon Travis. Gregorious for Travis seems like a bit of a wash (if Travis can get his BABIP back up, at least); is it worth giving up on Bird for Bell?

  50. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB,

    Thoughts on Schebler and Pillar. Schmotatoes or long term relationship potential? I can’t decide.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: I like Pillar long term but he is a runs, light SBs play — How are you?

  51. David Arcibar says:
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    In a 12 man standard keeper league, would you trade Trumbo for Severino/Maurer? My top pitchers are Nova, Lackey, McCarthy and Maeda. My hitting is also horrendous with JBJ, Polanco, and Kepler in my OF so I’m not sure if I should stand pat with OF or start trading some hitters.

  52. Jose says:
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    Should I be trying to trade for Kyle Seagar before he gets hot? He hasn’t been bad, but probably not what someone was looking for when the drafted him.

    • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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      @Jose: As a Seager owner, I would certainly entertain offers.

    • Mike says:
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      @Jose: I’m trying to buy low. Dude is an absolute picture of consistency. Take advantage of people who panic over a slow month.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jose: I’d buy him low, he’ll do what he always does

      • Rice says:
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        @Grey: Justin Turner & Margot for Seager a good buy low? Or is that too much?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds decent

  53. nick the smooth dick says:
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    Did you see Caleb Joseph’s homer vs the Yanks the other day was his first rbi since September 11, 2015

      • nick the smooth dick says:
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        @Grey: Don’t really know what that means but it makes me hope he gets you zero more rbi all year

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I hope so too!

  54. Chud says:
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    I’m in a deep league w no streamer options n only 6 ww picks all year.

    Looking for a Pitcher w some upside: go SP in Graveman or JC Ramirez or a RP in Rosenthal or Kahnle?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chud: Graveman — Kahnle

  55. Matt says:
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    Grey,

    Would you drop any of Healy, Kepler,Hosmer and add Inciarte, Josh Harrison, Jay Bruce?

    Also, Benoit or Doolittle for saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Yes, Kepler for Bruce — Doolittle

      • Matt says:
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        @Grey:

        Well, someone added Bruce already. Kepler for Inciarte or hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ender

  56. Murph says:
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    Morning Grey –
    Trying to close in on a trade. I have closers: Johnson, Feliz and Casilla. He has starters: Nova, Severino, Fulmer.
    1) Am I correct in saying you would trade any of my closers for any of those starters?
    2) What offer would you make as a starting point?
    Thank you very much

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: 1. Yes 2. Johnson for Nova

  57. Adam says:
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    One DL spot
    Dahl or Syndegard??
    Head to head league

  58. Adam says:
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    Souza or hernan Perez?

  59. Blaster says:
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    Drop Kepler or Piscotty for Inciarte?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

  60. Paul says:
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    Is this Buy low time on Chris Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on who you’re sending

  61. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    NICE! There was a tweet last year describing Eric Trump as looking like a shitty vampire, who’d likely be selling ecstasy in Prague in the background of any Blade movie. I agree, and would love to see him fill the role of Marko, the vampire played by Bill from Bill & Ted, in a Lost Boys redux.

    • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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      @Mrs. Featherbottom: Also love the shout out to Scotty K!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hehe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

    • Alyosha McClain says:
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      @Mrs. Featherbottom: on a baseball note, are you still “selling high” on judge these days?

  62. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Don’t fall for Buxton he’s teasing you! (as I tape my life sized cardboard cutout of delino back together, for the third time . . . )

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

  63. Mr. Rickey says:
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    12 team H2H league – my bench includes Story, Trumbo and Odor. My OF is Avasail, Judge, Schebler and Souza, all claimed off waivers. Have Segura and Correa starting at 2B and SS. Continue to hold Story, Trumbo and Odor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  64. Notorious PING! says:
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    Is Jharel Cotton even rosterable at this point in a 12 team points league? StreamO HATES him ..

    Also, looks like Bellinger could be staying up. Is now the time to bring him up from my minors? I can’t put him back there once he’s up.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Notorious PING!: Can’t you wait until you know he’s staying up?

      • Notorious PING! says:
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        @Cram It: I’m getting hit with injuries maaaaaan! I’m going to bite the bullet and just bring him up, i need the bat and Roberts would be nuts to send him back down now.

        What about Cotton? Drop? Hold? JC Ramirez is waiting!

        • Cram It says:
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          @Notorious PING!: Haha. Okay Chapelle. Cotton is replaceable.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Notorious PING!: if you haven’t called him up yet why do it when you don’t even know if he’ll stay up? if you can continue to keep him down do so until he’s for sure starting, or you have to.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, I’d wait for Pederson to return

  65. toneDEAF! says:
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    I was offered Kipnis for my Duffy. Should I take it? Right now my second baseman is Schoop, so I would turn around and try to sell one of those guys for a pitcher. Am I selling Duffy too short? H2H points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • toneDEAF! says:
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        @Grey: sorry, take the trade or no?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Kipnis

          • toneDEAF! says:
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            @Grey: thanks duder!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  66. Mike says:
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    Looking to sell high on Judge with serious 3B needs and JD/Dahl on DL, so OF bat seems expendable (also have Trout, Trumbo, Polanco, Conforto, Inciarte). Standard roto. So….

    Judge, Gyorko
    For
    K Seager, Jansen

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Seager side

  67. The Great Knoche says:
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    Altherr needs to play everyday.
    Herrmann needs to play everyday
    Broxton needs to play everyday
    Hicks needs to play everyday
    Salami Tom needs to play everyday
    Peralta needs to at least play against all righties

    Major league managers are dumbasses.

    • Cram It says:
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      @The Great Knoche: And when your starter has gone 7 strong and approaching 100 pitches, don’t bring him out for the 8th! That’s why you have a setup man and a closer. Sheesh.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Cram It: You see Roark’s pitches?

        • Cram It says:
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          @Grey: No, why? I’ve never owned him. Only see him when he faces the Mets.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            He threw 125 pitches yesterday

            • Cram It says:
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              @Grey: Pfffff. Well Dusty Baker has to be the worst in-game manager out there. If his name was Joe Maddon, he’d be called a genius.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                What if he were called Dusty Maddon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      YES

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      This again

  68. Branta says:
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    Bird’ll be back. He’s the Yankees first basemen. Carter would have to post ridiculous numbers to even get a true split with Bird. It’s all about the Cashman.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Branta: back to what exactly? spring training NY media hype article subject matter or something in MLB at bats?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We’ll see

  69. Joe says:
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    Drop Harvey for Corbin to hold onto?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Joe: Sure

  70. Jerseyjon says:
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    Is Cahill worth rostering in a 12 teamer? His k rate looks pretty good.

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @Jerseyjon: SON hates his road starts and he’s already had massive blowups. his K rate is awesome thus far. streamer, and a good one at home.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  71. The JoGarza says:
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    Still hanging onto Hoover? Or dropping him and snatching him back up next time Rodney struggles?

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @The JoGarza: depends on what your leaguemates tend to to. he’s likely still best saves spec guy out there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop

  72. Joe says:
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    How would you rank Piscotty, Souza, Trumbo, Schoop, Gyorko, and Pillar. My current first baseman is Travis Shaw. Gyorko is still a free agent with eligibility at every infield position (sexy).

    Would you cut any of those players for Gyorko? Piscotty (4th OF) and Schoop (INF) are current starters for me. I’ve got the rest on the bench right now. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo, Piscotty.. Can cut Souza for him

  73. Rizzo boy says:
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    I was offered Cargo and Harvey for my A.Jones and Bundy? What do you think? Seems like a good buy low and it seems like Harvey and Bundy come with equal risk.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones side

      • Rizzo boy says:
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        Would you trade Bundy for his Harvey straight up?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No

  74. Jason Murray says:
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    Rizzo or Carrasco/Encarnacion in a 10-team, H2H Keeper? Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jason Murray: Rizzo by 100 plus infinity.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo, fair

  75. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    same league as mentioned yesterday.
    10 team league where each team drafted 3 entire real life team pitching staffs and hitting staffs, from our draft date (mid march) no real life trade changes our rosters. we can trade with each other. we stream 7 moves per week max from our own rosters. h2h with total bases, OPS, steals % added and OBP over AVG for hitters. start 2 of nearly every position 5 OF total. i have COL/BAL/SD
    C wolters/hedges
    1B c.davis/myers (RF also)
    2B dj/schoop
    3B arenado/solarte party (2B)
    SS machado/story
    LF desmond
    CF blackman
    RF cargo
    OF jones
    OF margot
    BN trumbo/mini donkey/c.joseph
    what about cargo for cargo 2 (HOU) might not be enough steals to be worth it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        @Grey: trading for steals isn’t easy. what about dj for peraza or something like that? (or cargo/trumbo). it’s possible the CIN hitter owner is weak in RF and tired of peraza’s weak batting AVG.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Peraza

  76. Lt says:
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    Grey,
    Leave Alex Avila alone! Haha, he’s given me more production the last 2 days than I’ve had all year at catcher.
    12 team 5×5 h2h. Weekly league.
    Give: Story, McCullers, Vargas
    Get: Machado, Lackey, Choo
    Do it? I start Sale, Paxton, Nova, Devenski and ratio guys usually with McCullers. All the closers are hoarded but Sagnof.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Hold on trade

  77. joeg414 says:
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    Good morning all , just picked up Morton for today . But,Are any of these better than Harvey going forward , so cut Harvey for anyone of theses or give Harvey another start?
    Hahn , Boyd , Musgrove , Triggs , A.Wood
    12 mixed daily non keeper roto

    • Cram It says:
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      @joeg414: Stream/matchups

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with matchups until one sticks

  78. lwomack58 says:
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    Drury over Peraza?

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @lwomack58: he’s said hold peraza over guys better than drury lately, so i’d hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  79. ryan says:
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    Yo Grey, Someone just dropped Schwarber in my 6×6 redraft w/ hits as extra cat. I’m using McCann and relatively happy. Is it worth a swap? I have 41 more roster moves til end of season.
    Thanks!

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey:
        Alright!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You all right!

  80. Kenneth Sterner says:
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    I sold Duffy the day that you made the post. Thanks! :)

  81. WhiskeyTea says:
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    Been hurting at SS in a points league with Brad Miller. Worth dropping him for one of Gregorius, Gyorko, Arroyo, B Crawford (when he returns), or take a flyer on Ahmed Rosario? Thanks as always for the help!

  82. Dingbat says:
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    I’ve got a very polarized team (11-team Yahoo 7×7) – currently sitting in 3rd place, dominating in HRs, RBIs, OPS, SVs, and Ks, while struggling in SBs (last), AVG, ERA, WHIP, and QS. I’m thinking of offering Machado + Thames for Turner + Sale. Sound crazy? Or so crazy, it just might work?

    Thanks!

    Roster:
    C: Sanchez (DL)
    1B: Freeman
    2B: Odor
    3B: Franco
    SS: Machado
    OF: Thames, Kemp, Stanton
    UT: McCutchen, HanRam
    BN: Pillar, Heyward, Josh Harrison
    SP: Tanaka, McCullers, Salazar, Taillon, Samardzija, Ray, Ryu (DL), McHugh (DL)
    RP: Robertson, Holland, Kintzler, Norris, Miller, Betances

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dingbat: Machado side, get a cheaper SP

      • Dingbat says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! If I’m just trying to shore up SBs, would Thames for Pollock be reasonable?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Try it

  83. cutchs dreads says:
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    12 tm, H2H redraft, 6×6 OBP +XBH, SV+HD & QS.

    Streamer Spot.. Currently holding Cotton (@Min) -$1.0. Do you swap him out for any on the following:

    Wheeler (@Atl) -$3.2
    Cobb (Tor) $9.6
    Andriese (Mia) $5.2

    -or-

    give up the streamer spot and snag DeShields, thus giving me my 4th bench bat?

    Thanks!

  84. So not to pick nits here, but if “Corey Kluber left yesterday’s game with lower back discomfort, before giving up five earned in three innings to the Tigers.” , wouldn’t that leave him with a 0.00 ERA for the game? You know, because he left before giving up those 5 runs?

    I was delighted since I faced Kluber/Blister boy Volquez, while starting Quintana, so I’d say I’m a lock for ERA & WHIP this week.

    But those nits aren’t gonna pick themselves, and I’m occasionally known as “that guy”, despite hoards of people telling me not to be.

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @Lucky Dog*: typo, just add a “that” after “before”

      • @Eli Man Penguin Boy: I was thinking a “not” before “before” would make more sense. “but not before giving up”.

        Anyhoo….like I said, just picking nits.

  85. dhouse42 says:
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    What is your panic level with Story? i have him on 2/3 teams. I’m not benching him but this is getting scary. I think he leads the majors in K’s. Coors magic, where art thou?

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @dhouse42: his weak contact flies are way up, line drives way down. he’s trying to hit HR’s way too much and not making good contact. last year he was like a 22% line drive guy, which is awesome and would make up for his K’s. he needs to be coached out of this, which could mean we’re in trouble.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not panicked at all

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Tonight is a big test for me. If he doesn’t eat off of Jered Weaver, he’s a bench for me for the rest of the week in favor of Conforto.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Story is benched tonight vs. Weaver – prime opportunity wasted… sad/angry face emoji x1000

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ugh

  86. ctrengove says:
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    Howdy, Grey.

    I missed your window to trade Teheran before his Monday blowup against the Mess.

    Howeva, someone dropped Trevor Story in my 10-team points league, and so I dropped Teheran for Story. He’s already K’d a million times, but he’s gotta rebound offensively some, right?

    So… would you have “traded” Teheran for Trevor Story?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  87. Shits&Giggles says:
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    Kyle Seager or Matt Carpenter ROS Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

  88. HipHopPanda says:
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    AVG|OBP|SLG and INN|k9|QS as extra scoring categories:

    My Thames for his Justin Turner and ERod? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thames

  89. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Just checking in to see your thoughts on Trevor Cahill. He is currently sporting some numbers that make me want to keep an eye on him and potentially roster him in deeper leagues…

    11.10 k/9, 3.30 bb/9, 13.1 swst%, 57.3 GB%, and about a league aberage GB%

    I know he draws the Dodgers next, so I’m not quite crazy enough to roll with him there, but those peripherals are potentially tasty. What do you think?

    Thanks, Homie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d continue to stream him at home, but am watching him

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for validating my thoughts. Also, that last part was supposed to point to his league averageish BABIP number…

        I was also encouraged looking at his swst% last year was around 11%, he may have figured some shit out.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha, interesting!

  90. Teddy says:
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    Greetings grey, I tried sending a post earlier but it said the site was down

    I’m scratching my head that LA would send Bellinger back down , could he back up by June? I was going to add Bellinger but with news he may get sent down Friday or sat this week makes me skeptical.

    Long term season wise who would be the better add/ upside ROS. Bellinger or moncada? I don’t have a certain position need just the better overall one for depth purposes/ speculative add

    Thanks I love your Columns especially the buy sell ones on fri

    • Teddy says:
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      @Teddy:

      PS it’s h2h pts /weekly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, we had server issues for better part of 2 HRs — hey, we hit 2 HRs too!

      Bellinger is better as long as he’s up, I would own him for now

      • Teddy says:
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        @Grey:

        Nice 2 hrs too!! I heard A-gon hadn’t been 100% they should DL a-gon and have belllinger be at 1b

  91. The Flayed Man says:
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    Great stuff.

    10 yeam 9 player keeper. Roto 6×6 OPs & QS Net saves and holds

    My Betaneces/Cole for his Kepler/Bregman

    C. Rupp
    1B. Rizzo
    2B. Odor
    3B. Lamb
    SS. Story
    CI. Abreu
    MI. Russell
    OF. Soringer
    OF. Polanco
    OF. Judge
    OF.
    UT. C. Santana
    UT. Rendon
    DL. Cespedes
    DL. Bird

    Carrasco, Salazar, Maeda, Severino, Walker, Uriah, Folty

    Miller, Betaneces, Jansen, Harris, Devinski, Knebel Peacock, Iglesias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole side

  92. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Yonder or Schebler? Bench bat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schebler

  93. J-FOH says:
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    ” He had 17 at-bats to win the job, so, ya know, plenty of opportunity” This feels like a Trump kinda statement. Which is confusing, because a Trump statement is a sane person’s sarcasm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: Wait, are you saying I’m sane?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: relative to Trump, you’re as level headed as Andy Griffith (the cop)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not Matlock?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: well you would look good in that suit. Light tones are your jam…so yes, you’re a Matlock compared to Trump

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Appreciate that from my FOH Director

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: well I have seen you in white pants and you look better than most when who try to pull that off

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Now, I’m blushing!

  94. SF says:
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    Hi Grey.

    Need a catcher and my choices are Avila, Wieters, or Hedges. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SF: Hedges

  95. Steve says:
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    Motter is trending down, think he gets more than a couple of starts a week? Are you still holding him in deeper leagues?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, lose him

  96. frankenstein says:
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    Pence, Buxton, Kepler in a 12 team OBP redraft –

    which TWO would you keep?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Pence

  97. JoFer's Boat Tours says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Trade my Duffy for his Odor? 14 team league with OBP and SLG in place of AVG. I have S.Castro at 2B so I could sit on Odor to see if he comes out of his funk.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  98. Nightmare! says:
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    Dude!!! I’m literally going to Vegas in 3 weeks. Wife wants to see Cirque Ka so I agreed and tickets are already bought. It was that bad?

    PS. Expect rainouts in STL today and tomorrow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It was awful, tell her it was sold out, eat the tickets and go see Love

  99. the tone ranger says:
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    hey grey, can you rank these doodes for 3rd OF/util spots?

    D.Peralta/Calhoun/Kendrys/Hernan/J.Baez/Buxton

    also Cahill or Alex Wood? thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez, Peralta…Wood

      • the tone ranger says:
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        @Grey: spanks man

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No pablo

  100. Nitro says:
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    10 team HTH points league:

    Need to drop one:
    D Peralta
    JBJ
    Piscotty

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, tough call… Peralta

  101. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Desperately need some SP help with Noah our, and could use some production out of my infield, so I’m looking to move my Trout plus a Hayward caliber OF.

    Can you rank preference:
    A. Trout – Machado + DeGrom
    B. Trout – Altuve + DeGrom
    B. Trout – Goldy + Yu
    C. Trout – Trea + Sale
    D. Trout – Kershaw + Thames

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B, B, B…D

      Honestly though, you should trade smaller piece for lesser SP

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, and I now see my goofy typing. Maybe I’ll throw out Springer to the dogs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Springer for Yu?

          • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: That would probably work. Owning Trout makes me wish that: A. he was on a better team, and B. that walks were included in a 5X5. Seems like he is getting pitched around a ton so far – granted it is super early.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It is early, but I’m not sure why anyone pitches to him

  102. mikestatic says:
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    12 team h2h 5×5 keeper. Would you drop drury, healy, kepler or souza for buxton? manaea is also on waivers, should I drop JC Ramirez, Liriano or Ray for him? or possibly one of those extra bats? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza — Liriano

      • mikestatic says:
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        @Grey:

        Looking like kluber is gonna hit the DL so dropping liriano for a higher end guy like manaea seems like a no brainer. made the moves, thanks for the help this year!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  103. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Is there a term for dropping a player and then picking him back up once he’s a FA again?

    I did it with Rendon and about to do it to Maeda… I was thinking “Yo-yo”

    and when you drop a player, and want to pick him up again but a team uses a waiver OR wakes up crazy ass early to pick him up as a FA – “sniped”

    Would you start Charlie Morton against Texas tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm, there might be, need to check terms… Dictionary’s too big to remember all…. I’d start Morton @ home

  104. Shitwolf says:
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    hey buddy hope your day is nice

    was wondering who you think is the better DL stash Haniger or Dahl

    I originally thought Dahl, but now his rehab is longer and might not start every day when he gets back which scares me off a bit because weekly lineups suck

    what say you Gandalf?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haniger

  105. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    THanks for mentioning me about Sonny Gray. I have made the big time now. I actually do own Gray. So I am going to drop him now

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: you’ve been big time for some time…the Unbreakable Kimmel Scott!

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        probably the laughing stock of the chat board.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: don’t worry the Moronic Peon jokes are way better. I have no problem with you

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            wow time to drop gray now

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Now

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @J-FOH: HA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        i wonder though if the reason he sucks right now is because he is in Oakland and not getting any run support.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He sucked last year too

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            so its time to cut bait on him

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I think so, SK

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                ok i have a few choices:

                Phil Hughes
                J.C. Ramirez
                Trevor Cahill
                Folty

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Folty

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    i lost Folty by about a minute. Whats plan B?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      A pill one takes in case pregnant?

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    thought that was planned parenthood

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha — Cahill or JC depending on upcoming matchups

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      JC home for the Astros and Tigers
                      Cahill home for LAD and on road for CWS

                      If neither is good i’ll just hold on to Gray

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      JC

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      Grey,

                      Keep Schebler or pick one of these:

                      Marwin Gonzalez
                      Kole CaLhoun
                      Tyler Collins
                      Shin Soo Choo
                      Jon Jay
                      Daniel Nava
                      Adam Frazier

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’d try Kole

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      Do you know if Mark Reynolds is in the lineup tonight

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Don’t know

  106. CoreyII says:
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    Looking for some trade advice. NL Only 2 C league, my team is weak at C and thin at SP, but I’ve been offered Yasmani Grandal for John Lackey. Grandal replaces an essentially empty C spot and Lackey would be replaced by a random middle reliever on waivers. Which side does everyone like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take him

  107. Shane Paps says:
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    Hola Grey,

    H2H 7×7
    With basically a full team of April disappointments (see embarrassing roster below), I am left with the tough decision to either try and ride this out or make some trades. Would you recommend sitting tight and trusting my team or hitting the panic button and making some changes?

    C – Grandal
    1B – Goldy
    2B – Peraza
    SS – Correa
    3B – Seager
    OF – Springer
    OF – Polanco
    OF – Souza
    OF – Kepler
    UTIL – Carlos Santana
    UTIL – Shaw

    SP – Lester, Paxton, Duffy, Maeda, Pineda, Salazar
    RP – Holland, Familia, Bush, Iglesias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t push the panic button that hitting, your pitching worries me… Duffy, Lester, Maeda…Nowhere for Pax to go but down

  108. Big W says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Abreu/Duffy/Greg Holland

    or

    Edwin/Shoemaker/Kela

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin side

  109. Negatto says:
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    Hey There,

    Currently running Moreland out as my CI. League owner is entertaining offers for Rendon and looking for an OF.

    First, we feeling good about Rendon moving forward?

    If so, what level of OF would be comparable for Rendon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Rendon moving forward…. Top 30 OF

      • Negatto says:
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        @Grey: K Davis too much?

        Wondering if the gain between Rendon and Moreland is worth K Davis and the potential HRs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prolly not

          • Negatto says:
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            @Grey: Thanks for talking me off the ledge of over managing!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem, Negatto

  110. Filkarri says:
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    Nelson Cruz for Carlos Carrasco? Which side? OBP league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz, but it’s fair on needs

  111. Primetime says:
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    Aquiring Adam jones and need to drop worst guy in 10 team keeper.. JBJ or Polanco.. or Justin upton Trevor story

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JBJ

  112. Brett says:
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    Grey

    Can you please rank buxton broxton and deshields.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShields

      • Brett says:
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        @Grey: buxton or Broxton? Have room for 1 of them with deshields

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Broxton

  113. Cram It says:
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    General commenting curiosity. Why do people ask to rank players during the season? They’re usual fringy players. What not ask, pick one, or who do you drop?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Cram It: or ask ROS for a top 200 to 300 player. Its dumb. I hated my top 100 hitters post from day one. Felt it was a pointless week to week list that only created stupid questions to boost comments and wasn’t a helpful tool for the readers. We have the player rater for a baseline and everything else is format, league size and needs specific. The best questions answer all three of those things because a legitimate answer can be given

      • Cram It says:
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        @J-FOH: Ha. Yeah man, it’s like the more information you give people to make a decision, the less capable they are at making a decision.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Cram It: I think thats the smartest thing you’ve ever said…that wasn’t a personal attack on one of the morons

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, even if a guy is just behind another guy, he’s still behind him

  114. Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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    10 team shallowish league H2H 6×6 OPS and QS

    Current situation:
    C-Perez
    1B-Freeman
    2B-Odor
    3B-Bryant
    SS-Correa
    OF-Harper
    OF-Yelich
    OF-Thames
    Util (one of)-HanRam, Desmond, Rendon, Peraza

    Pitchers: Kimbrel, Herrera, Holland, Neris, Rosenthal, Betances, A. Miller, Lester, McCullers
    DL: Nola, Matz

    I’ve been offered Chapman, Stroman, Taillon for Thames, Rendon, Rosenthal
    Trade or hold? Great work with the writeup as usual and thanks for the opinion on the trade.

    • Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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      @Mr. Sweat Necklace: Just changed his offer. Instead of Rendon, I give up HanRam, instead of Stroman, I get Archer.

      Archer, Chapman, Taillon for Thames, HanRam, Rosenthal
      I have to bench one of HanRam, R. Zimmerman, and Freeman nightly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d want Rendon side

  115. tony says:
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    I just traded my bundy for salazar, how i did?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @tony: that will be answered in September

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solid

  116. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    5×5 roto, 10 team. Desmond for cueto, which side you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cueto

  117. daze says:
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    Hey Grey
    Forsythe is supposed to come off the DL maybe a s soon as Friday.
    I have him as a MI.
    I have Cozart filling the role.
    Do I drop Cozart for Forsythe. Or I can even add Mercer, Beckham or Wong
    thanks

    • daze says:
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      @daze:

      sorry
      also on FA wire is Arroyo and Brandon Crawford

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Logan

  118. tony says:
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    And also wich side? Dahl for avisail in a keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl

  119. lwomack58 says:
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    Harrison, Drury or Calhoun as a pickup need AVG and Runs. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harrison

  120. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league

    Saves are 5 pts, holds are 2 pts, K’s are 1 pt and earned runs are -2

    Bottom end of my bullpen is J. Benoit, Matt Bush and S. Casilla.

    Fernando Rodney and Trevor Rosenthal are available. Should any of these be switched up or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d hold

  121. Ron Pridgen says:
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    H2H Points league. All stats are just 1 point.

    My catcher is Jett Bandy
    My 2B/SS are Cano, Segura, Carpenter, Zobrist

    Would you trade Carpenter for Gary Sanchez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  122. Matt says:
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    My staff so far is rocking a 39% QS rate, and ranks bottom 4 in QS, ERA, WHIP, K.9. Dealt Piscotty and Britton for Kluber last night before injury. Have chance to “undo” the trade, but ehh…10-team league so there are OFs on the wire and I have Dahl on DL, and closers are closers so they’re replaceable. Obviously this is worse if 1-2 missed starts turns into 5, 10, 12… but I’m kind of leaning towards just taking my chances with Kluber. Would you hold Kluber or undo the trade? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  123. joeg414 says:
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    I know this is a vague question , but what kind of Starter I can get back if I offer Gurriel?
    I already have Drury , Bellinger, Bryant to cover the 1b/3b spot .
    12 team 5×5 daily roto non keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers?

      • joeg414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Damn, I’ll take that.

  124. NoOneIsHome says:
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    Would you give Teheran & Souza to get Bradley or is that too much to give?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too much

  125. tank1 says:
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    Which side would you prefer: Duffy and Britton or McCullers and Devenski? This league counts holds. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers

  126. ThE sHiT says:
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    I know its hard to gauge how many games Bellinger will play ROS, but damn Steamer is super low on him for avg. I know his batting stance isnt the greatest, but he has turned on quite a few of those inside pitches already. And pushed a bunt down the 3B line to beat the shift the other day. Cant believe he is getting shifted on already. Anybody care to weigh in? He looks like .280 hitter to me, just how you said Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, you know where I’m at, looks .280

  127. Alex Sutara says:
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    Hey Grey, Prolly done by this time of day but meh fuggit

    You think Joc is worth investing in, in place of josh bell/mitch moreland types?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc over Bell

  128. Whatever says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I am leading my keeper league but definitely could use another top end SP. I have Benitendi in my minors right now and I already have a crowded outfield. Guy in my league is looking to trade Arrieta. If I am going for it and Benitendi would just stay in my minors I would say I have to go for this. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, I don’t love it

  129. JP says:
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    I sent you something similar yesterday, but the terms a bit different now:

    Would you trade Edwin, Beltre, Danny Salazar for R. Zimmerman, Rendon and Keuchel?

    Could possibly get Paxton instead of Keuchel…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it

  130. Greg says:
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    Maybe my league reads your column. ..can’t seem to trade Tehran and Duffy, and I didn’t ask for much.

    If you had them both with no takers, would you hold and stream, drop, or what? They are killing my stats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope you traded Hamels away too

      • Greg says:
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        @Grey: didn’t draft him. Last year I passed on Tehran, paid for it, and dropping Duffy hurt me down the stretch.

        Would you drop for Liriano, Santiago, etc? 14 team league so. …

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          meh

  131. Chucky says:
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    Gut check time. Chris Carter, now getting regular ABs in a loaded Yankee lineup or Giancarlo? I’m afraid Big Mike, is who he is, which isn’t who we thought he would be.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giancarlo

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chucky: Uhhh Stanton is on pace for over 40 HR’s and he’s hitting over .250. What’s the problem?

  132. Wouldyourather says:
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    Give Correa and severino

    Get mig cab and andrus

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correa

  133. Nevik Rowe says:
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    Thanks as always for the great stuff Grey. Getting tired of waiting for Asdrubel Cabrera to get going and I’m thinking of dropping him for Pillar, DeShields (could use some speed), Harrison, Cozart, Marwin Gonz or Reyes who is moving pretty quickly around the bases.

    I’m aware of the the positional variety here but the scrap heap is thin. I’d be losing a secondary SS with the drop (so my AB fall off would probably be too great not to either hold or add a different SS).

    The only other drops I could stomach would be Kendrys or Healy (and I’ve still got faith in Healy for the season).

    C Realmuto
    1B Freeman
    2B Altuve
    3B Arenado
    SS Segura
    OF J. Ramirez
    OF K. Davis
    OF Morales
    OF Belt
    Util A. Cabrera
    Util Healy
    Util Castro
    Bench Longoria

    SP Cueto, Roark, Carrasco, Keuchel, Graveman, Hellickson, Miley, Leake, Triggs,
    RP Allen, Herrera, Rodney, Norris,
    DL Glover

    Thoughts on the remainder of the season or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShields

      • Nevik Rowe says:
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        @Grey: Awesome, thanks. That speed is too much to leave out there. Appreciate it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, Nevik

  134. Larry womack says:
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    Dickerson or Drury

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  135. Wouldyourather says:
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    Dump JBJ for deshiz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  136. Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    Who wins this trade:

    Bundy/Correa

    for

    Sale/Villar

    Thanks for al you do.

  137. Shark says:
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    Do you know what type of “fantasy achievements” (i.e. did he win some high profile leagues or something in the past) led to Matthew Pouliot getting his position at RW? The guy has Edwin Diaz ranked #2 at RP in his latest list; meanwhile, the RW Saves and Steals writer just dropped Diaz to Tier 3 or #11 in his RP rankings. He does have Odor as #2 2B after Altuve though…so yeah, Pouliot’s great LOL!!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I think paying his dues for many years writing RW blurbs

  138. m0se says:
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    12 team 6×6 OPS.. my villar for their bregman + andrus?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  139. NoOneIsHome says:
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    Would you give Teheran & Gallo to get Bregman or is that too much to give?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  140. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Jbj or Harrison ros

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JBJ

  141. William Hung says:
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    I never got around to dropping Brach for Maeda and then Hamels is out for 8 weeks? Dropped Hamels for Maeda… so officially I yo-yo’d 2 players in Rendon and Maeda

    Maeda better give me a QS at minimum when he faces the Padres or I am going to be pissed. I held him through all his bad starts and dropped him before he went 7 scoreless with 8 Ks.

    So here are the remaining “top” SPs available in my league for which I need to drop no longer closing Brach for:
    -Samardzjia, Cobb, Walker, Morton, Foltynewicz, Glasnow – all pretty “meh” options… I need a high profile prospect to get called up so I can jump all over him.

  142. Tweak says:
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    Happy I’m sitting on Freeman in a few leagues. His OBP has always been nice, so he’s stroking my Votto-sized itch these days.

    Speaking of dynasty, I’m stuck on a deal at the moment. I got Paxton on the cheap in the offseason and have a deal on the table straight up for Franco. I like Franco a lot and think he’s got plenty of upside on a team that should only improve in the next few years. I have Castellanos and Healy for 3B at the moment. I figure Healy doesn’t hold 3B next season. Franco probably moves to 1B eventually, but not for a bit. My current rotation is mostly young: Kennedy, Stroman, Snell, Urias, Ed Rod, Cotton, D Norris with Berrios on the way. Not sure if Franco is enough if Paxton’s cutter and arm adjustment is for real. Any advice?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take the bat, but it’s fair

  143. Mike and Ike says:
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    Grey,

    What are your thoughts on Judge? BABIP doesn’t seem way out of wack. Think he’s for real? What sort of value should he be attracting in trade talks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 30 OF, looks for real, but it won’t always be this good on AVG

  144. crock says:
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    In a 12 team 40 man roster dynasty league Billy Hamilton just got cut. How much of a $200 budget would you use on claiming him? We use obp instead of avg.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $33

  145. Anthony Shideler says:
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    Trade Aaron Judge and CMart for Kris Bryant? 6×6 H2H, OPS & HR allowed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  146. Oppo Taco says:
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    Adam Jones or Carlos Gonzalez ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  147. Shark says:
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    Wrt Tanner Roark throwing 125 pitches in 6 innings, did you know Joe Ross had “only” thrown 76 after 4 innings? Mgrs usually try to coax a win for their starters (a la Alex Wood last night) and let them go up to about 100 pitches for 5 innings. When I saw that Dusty had pulled Ross early, again, a la the Colorado game, I dropped Ross. The next day, minor leagues…there’s definitely more to that than meets the eye. I mean, Ross’ Mets debacle out xFIP’d Roark”s start last night ‘fer goodness’ sake! Doesn’t Dusty follow FIP and xFIP like everybody else?! Muahahahah!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  148. Shark says:
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    Because 3rd comment is the charm, I just want to say that you *NAILED* Duffy and Hamels? Nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  149. kevin b says:
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    You rock brother
    Please rank desheilds, buxton, heyward

    Thank for the the unwind everyday after work. Great read!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… DeShields, Heyward

  150. Matthew M Hair says:
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    I just got offered Ryan Zimmermann and Ervin Santana for George Springer – what side do you guys and 5 girl readers like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Springer

  151. Bosox says:
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    Cesar Hernandez or Harrison?

    Drop Pineda or severino to activate miggy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harrison, Severino

      • Bosox says:
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        @Grey: severino or bud Norris? Points league

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Severino

  152. William says:
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    Just saw Doolittle got placed on the DL – does this mean there is no more committee in Oakland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not, but Madson there

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @William:

      Casilla will be first choice for saves when rested but generally will not be used on back to back nights. Madson and Dull could both see opportunities. Axford is on the way back too.

      A’s relievers are interesting in H2H leagues that count saves and holds. Can get a guy who might pick up some of each in a given week.

  153. John says:
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    Thoughts on my acquiring Dozier for Lamb and Harrison (or Schebler).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, send Schebler first

  154. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    In a 12 teamer where you need AVG and R most, how much FAAB (out of 100) are you bidding on Harrison? Thinking $4-$7…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $4

  155. joe is a popular name says:
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    giancarlo for arrieta? 12 team standard roto, need pitching

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get someone else

  156. LadyScorpio says:
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    Love, love, LOVE the comments on Latos and Taijuan!! LOL! Glad I took your advice about NOT adding Taijuan to my roster. ‘Ol boy got lit up like the 4th of July!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks!

  157. PD says:
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    AL only 8 team keeper.

    My staff is hurting with Manaea, Rodon, Skaggs & Happ all on DL. Have no bench arms as a result.

    2 trades to ponder, thoughts welcome.

    A) my Abreu/NateJones for Yuli Gurreli / Graveman

    B) my Kiermayer for Hector Santiago.

    Also – what of Aaron Hicks? Does he become an everyday player at some point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These are not good trades…. Hicks will play if there’s an injury

  158. Shopgurrrl says:
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    Start Eickhoff tonight vs. Cubs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In Chicago? No way

  159. OaktownSteve says:
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    For his career Alonso has a 14% K rate. This year it’s over 23%. And this is a good thing for fantasy. His career FB% is 33%. This year it’s currently at 49%. I think the change is obvious and real. He’s also added a bit of the famous Toronto leg kick. I could see him being borderline mixed league relevant this year and he’s definitely deep league material right now.

    Belanger is hitting 5th tonight. I have the Seager, Grandal, Belinger stack against Shark tonight. I also paid up for Belanger in NFBC. I think he sticks.

    I think I mentioned Cahill here awhile back. Really love what the cutter has done for his game. Go watch some of the film from yesterday. The change up looked spectacular. He’s throwing it harder than ever. Got a lot of downward action. He’s ownable ever where I think and a must start in Petco right now.

    I called the Delino lead off home run last night. I told my grocery guy I was calling it. He’s going to be a huge asset, especially in OBP leagues. I think he tops 40 steals.

    The Rockies line up is the last one still unsubmitted tonight. Ah…the good old days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bellinger looks special… Your autocorrect thinks you’re talking about Mark Belanger, because you’re always talking about Mark Belanger, apparently….

      Can we get this grocery guy on the podcast?

      Walt Weiss is guest-managing tonight

      Will look at Cahill

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey: Just saw a report that AGon not only has been playing with the forearm issue from the spring, but a herniated disc in his back as well. All the writing on the wall is there for us to see Bellinger is up to stay.

        Grab Bellinger if he was dropped, or buy if the owner is still skeptical on the demotion. I was gonna use him as a throw in for a deal to acquire Kershaw, but not anymore…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed!

    • Shitwolf says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      thanks for the info… I like reading your comments. I picked up JC Ramirez after you talked about him. I watched a gif of his curve and it looks nasty hoping he keeps it up!

      I’m kicking myself in the ass because Grey told me to start bellinger the coin I flipped told me to start bellinger but then i read on Sunday he was going to get sent down so I started Gomez..(keep in mind I was stoned and got paranoid about the send down). Man this is the last time i tempt fate… coin knows best! Oh and Grey maybe I should give him some credit too.

  160. duk_hunter says:
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    love your write up’s as always!

    probably overthinking this but was offered Nelson Cruz for Salazar.

    Here’s the rest of my staff:

    Iglesias, Raisel P – CIN 
    Lackey, John P – CHC 
    Maeda, Kenta P – LAD 
    Martínez, Carlos P – STL 
    Maurer, Brandon P – SD 
    Norris, Bud P – LAA 
    Salazar, Danny P – CLE 
    Verlander, Justin P – DET 
    Walker, Taijuan P – ARI 
    Wood, Alex P – LAD 

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Cruz, not that close

  161. Dodgers waffling on sending down Bellinger, he’s batting 5th.

    Yeah daddy!

    Of course since I picked him back up he’ll go 0-5 and get sent down tomorrow. lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stop jinxing him!

      • @Grey: it was a reverse jinx, thus ensuring that he’ll go 4 for 4 with another two dong night.

        Except, crap! Now I jinxed it! Back to oh-fer four and sent down again.

        Gah! This jinx stuff can be super fickle. Who knew I had so much power over the outcome of baseball games? I really need to hit Vegas one of these days.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, nice! Wait, crap! Or is that a reverse reverse reverse jinx?

          • @Grey: as rare and idiotic as the bizarre non-infield fly rule triple play in the BoSox/Orioles game last night, you bet your sweet tits it was.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

              • @Grey: please tell me you saw that play. Just an epic fail on so many levels. There was even broadcaster fail.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah it was totally ridiculous

  162. Mookie Dookie says:
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    14tm H2H Would you trade McCullers and Polanco for Lamb and Mazara?
    The rest of my staff is Degrom Paxton Maeda Hendricks Wheeler Morton DL-Nola

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  163. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    Start or sit which guys tonight?

    Urias vs. SF (14.9)
    Carrasco @DET (8.0)
    Ray @WSH (-0.9)
    Graveman @MIN (-9.0)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit only Graveman

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Ooops didn’t get Ray starting in time… just going with Urias and Carrasco I guess! Thanks man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  164. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: This got lost in an earlier monlogue I had.

    Rank these meh guys – Samardzjia, Cobb, Walker, Morton, Foltynewicz, Glasnow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker, Folty

  165. Larry womack says:
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    Looks like Dickerson going to platoon-would you still take him over Drury

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  166. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    Trying to decide which streamers to use my last 3 or adds on the rest of the week… how would you rank the best 4 starts out of these?

    5/4
    Lackey vs. PHI (15.2)
    J. Garcia vs. NYM (11.5)
    Wheeler vs. @ATL (-3.2)

    5/5
    MIley vs. CHW (4.9)
    Liriano @TB (4.7)
    Triggs vs. DET (3.2)
    Chavez vs. HOU (1.7)

    5 /6
    Chen @NYM (9.5)
    Gsellman vs. MIA (-0.9)
    D. Norris @OAK (0.1)
    Corbin @COL (-18.4)

    5/7
    Shoemaker vs. HOU (5.3)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lackey, Jaime, Shoemaker

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Ah and now if you could only stream ONE of Lackey vs. PHI (15.2) or J. Garcia vs. NYM (11.5), who would you start?!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lackey

  167. Cafuné

    Maxi says:
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    16 team auction 6×6 H2H Yahoo keeper league; we have a few different categories: IP, K, QS, SV+H, ERA, WHIP and R, HR, RBI, SB, OBP, SLG; start all positions, but just 3OF and 2 UTIL (no other positions)

    Pitchers are just 8 P spots, so people can either stream away (nightly waivers) or go heavy on RP…like my boy Slug, I try to find a balance…

    Trade my HanRam for his Nova? I need loooots of help with QS, ratios and IP. Nova seems pretty damn near locked in, hoping even with some regression he can stay around 3.00ERA with a sub 1.10 WHIP. His ability to eat IP so far without walking guys would be huuuuge in my IP league.

    C: Cervelli
    1B: Rizzo
    2B: Schoop
    3B: Franco
    SS: Lindor
    OF: Thames (1B/OF), Ozuna, Judge, Schebler, Pillar, K. Broxton (dropped Renfroe for Schebler because my OBP was getting worked)
    UTIL: HanRam and one OF
    DL: Dahl

    SP: Taillon, Snell, Duffy (i’ve tried trading him since you said to cut the chord but nobody was biting), Maeda, Alex Wood, JC Ramirez with Manaea, Guerra and J. Gray all on the DL (we get 4 DL spots)
    RP: Robles, Betances, Barnes, Bowman

    Gracias!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way, get someone else or pay less

      • Cafuné

        Maxi says:
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        @Grey:Noted.

        What about Keuchel, Carrasco or Fulmer? Not sure if Carrasco and Fulmer are options, but one manager has dangled Keuchel for a bat….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like Keuchel

  168. Dommattingly says:
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    Lost Thor and my pitching is a little thin.
    Dropping Neftali Feliz to stream or nab one of the few SPs left:
    Graveman
    Hahn
    Cahill
    Holland
    Yikes!
    Thanks

    • Dommattingly says:
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      @Dommattingly:
      Folty is there too!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t see why you’d drop Feliz

      • Dommattingly says:
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        @Grey: I have Chapman, Holland, and Iglesias as well. He was my fourth closer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I guess try Graveman

  169. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    Just got this trade counter offer in a 10 team roto (6×6 w/ Holds & OPS):

    I give Cole, Margot, Carpenter and I get Trea

    rest of my squad:

    c- grandal (Sanchez on bench)
    1b- rizzo
    2b – c. hernandez
    ss – machado
    3b – carpenter
    ci – votto
    mi – correa
    of – springer, duvall, tomas, margot, delino
    util – conforto
    bench – JBJ

    SP – Yu, Salazar, Cole, McCullers, Nova
    RP – Chapman, Diaz, Watson, Norris, Devenski

    Do you do the deal? I’m leaning toward Trea….

    Thanks, Homie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get Trea

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man, that was my first instinct too!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  170. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Is it time to bail on JBJ? He has been absolutely terrible. He would be replaced with the likes of A. Garcia, DeShields, Holliday, or Gardner. Please let me know which one if any.

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Yankee my Wanky! says:
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      @Yankee my Wanky!: 10 Team H2H Points League by the way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now

  171. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    same lineup as above. what about cargo for b.hamilton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Hamilton

  172. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    drop capps or doolittle first in holds and saves sold separately?

    2. for which of dunn/storen/hoyt/dull/farq. 16 teamer and i have these allen/neris/bush/rivero/bearclaw with doolittle/capps to DL (only room for one of those there though)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doolittle 2. Farq

  173. goodfold2 says:
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    12 team with only saves. h2h deep benches. room for 4 RP. have doolittle/osuna/feliz/norris/capps (BN)/bedrosian (DL)

    grab biagini/grilli/knebel to protect myself or just turn that roster spot into an extra SP streamer? 5 moves per week, one left this week. or could go with backup catcher, have hedges and he rarely gets off days (thank god, soooo much better in that regard compared to other cheap producing catchers this year)

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @goodfold2: or could grab some dude named marwin and play him over story till story gets back home or hits better. or marwin turns back into some dude named marwin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Biagni

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @lwomack58: folty/free/cahill/cain, which is exactly SON, but till cahill shows good road game i’d agree. if cain somehow continues this weirdness it might end up being him as the best or 2nd best though.

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @goodfold2:

        Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Folty, Freeland

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        I agree on Cain but wait and see for now. Folty looks the real deal thus far

        • goodfold2 says:
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          @lwomack58: omitting his first 2 or so and how he almost lost that job, but since, hells yes

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  174. goodfold2 says:
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    good god wish we could get down a snell for cy young futures bet. his starts just have to be some of craziest shit to watch too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, totally

  175. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Judge is nuts.
    I asked earlier, but a slight change. 12 Team, H2H Roto:
    I’m in need of an SP after losing Noah – right now I’m rolling with like 2-3 legit dudes and streamers.
    My offense has been stagnant, but I think I’ve got a solid team:
    C: Hedges
    1B: Santana
    2B:Villar
    SS: Owings
    3B: Seager
    2b/SS: Motter (dropping tomorrow)
    1B/3B: Moreland
    OF: Trout, Betts, Springer, Conforto, Peralta, Hayward, Margot,
    Util: Gallo
    SP: CMart, Urias, Shoemaker, Lynn, Wheeler, E-Rod, Tilman (DL: Noah, Gray, Ryu)
    RP: Melancon

    Deal is my Trout + Hayward for Goldy + Carrasco.
    I think its fair and helps my pitching out quite a bit. You?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like it for you

  176. lwomack58 says:
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    What’s your take on Pillar-worth a bench role

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  177. Harry says:
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    Son of b…..Robbie Ray. My apologies to Ray and his family for keeping him on my bench tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Harry says:
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        @Grey: Ugh…so now I’m trying to catch K’s in a H2H got Hern Perez in and out of the lineup (daily league) drop him for any of Folty or Ed-Rod for Friday or hold off, maybe sip on a pina colada instead or something…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ed-Rod

  178. nightpandas says:
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    moving on from Gsuckman in limited moves leagues?

    My choices are Cobb, Santiago, Hahn, Freeland, Cahill, Jaime

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Cobb

  179. lwomack58 says:
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    Also nice call on Gravemen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool

  180. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: I knew if I picked up Rendon he’d go back to his 1/3 and 1/4 ways… I guess we gotta wait another 3 weeks before he makes up for all his monthly stats.

    how much longer are you holding on to Trevor Story?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Another month

  181. Arie Gold says:
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    Would you trade justin turner and trumbo for murphy or encarnacion or neither? A 6 x 6 league with on-base percentage

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Edwin

  182. Stumanji says:
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    12 tm roto with QS. Start one of Wheeler @Atl or Pineda @Cubs, or sit both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  183. William Hung says:
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    OMFG – Betts just hurt his knee sliding back into first base on a bad throw… FML

    • William Hung says:
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      disaster averted… he’s staying in. Watching him roll on the ground like that was rough.

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @William Hung: sweet jebus scaring the shit out of me here.

        • William Hung says:
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          @goodfold2: you should’ve seen how he was rolling around – it was a scary sight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes

  184. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you take Kinpis over Peraza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Different things, so maybe

  185. Ron Pridgen says:
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    H2H Points league: All stats are 1 point and K’s are -.5

    C – Bandy
    2B/SS – Carpenter (2B,1B,3B)
    2B/SS – Cano
    1B/3B – Encarnacion
    1B/3B – C. Santana
    OF – Bautista
    OF – Zobrist (2B,OF)
    OF – Dickerson
    UTIL – Frazier
    UTIL – Segura (SS,2B)
    Bench – Conforto, Piscotty, Margot, Kepler, Inciarte, Marte (SSPD)
    DL – Donaldson, Haniger

    SP: Darvish, Keuchel, Duffy, Severino, Ray, Price(DL)

    Offer #1:
    Cespedes, Gary Sanchez and McCullers
    for
    Carpenter, Bautista and Duffy

    Offer #2:
    Cespedes, Gary Sanchez and McCullers
    for
    Carpenter, Encarnacion and Duffy

    With the team I have, would you take either of these offers or are both good for me? If both, which one should I take first?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yoenis side in 1st

  186. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    AL only with holds. lost doolittle. best replacement out of vincent/farq/biagini/rogers/pressly/parker/harris/hoyt/o’day. i have giles/j.wilson/barnes and doolittle DL. wouldn’t mind possible saves but rather just most holds/ratios

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Biagni

  187. William Hung says:
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    Very confused by Dusty Baker – so the Nats don’t have a closer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

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        @Grey: nevermind, turns out Kelley has an “illness”

  188. bigwormsherm says:
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    Conforto or G. Polanco?

  189. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Abreu!

  190. lwomack58 says:
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    Belt or Moreland ROS

  191. William Hung says:
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    So Reyes gonna get a comment by you tomorrow? Most likely nothing to see here, but he’s def been a hot schomtato the past week.

  192. goodfold2 says:
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    i’m gonna go give props to your injury report guy who i basically assumed was a hope-riden idiot when he said desmond would be back with USEFUL at bats in early may.

    • William Hung says:
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      @goodfold2: Jered Weaver and Mike Pelfrey exist to pad batter stats

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        @William Hung: that’s a fair point here. maybe i’ll wait till he gets good at bats vs an MLB level pitcher. that’s the ticket. and if that takes an extra 3 weeks i’ll have been right. point being his hand is ok enough to actually hit the ball with power though, that’s the part i was doubtful of him being able to do till (i said) late may.

  193. Mike in Busan says:
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    Ah, man, are they platooning Corey, Son of Dicker? What a bite in the tuchus!
    At least it seems that Ian Desmond is rewarding my faith and patience.
    Thanks for the fine writeup, Grey, and for inspiring me to draft Desmond despite the hand injury (even though you actually ranked him much lower than where I took him)

  194. John says:
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    12 teamer looking for help at the back end of my staff. Taillon or Severino in a league where HRs allowed in one of 9 pitching cats.
    Thanks.

    • For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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      @John: taillon for me.

  195. Besomebkdy says:
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    Trade jbj and paraza for Chris archer?

    Or jbj and paraza and Duffy for archer and Tanaka?

    Thanks

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