“Hello, I’d like to sign up for your bartending course, Concocktailions. Yes, I saw you were officially endorsed by Bryan Brown who played Doug Coughlin in Cocktail. No, no, I don’t want to bartend professionally. Yes, just do some recreational cocktail slinging. Ideally, I’d just like to learn one drink. How to make a tasty drink from Drano.” Luis Robert will miss at least 12-16 weeks with a tear of the hip flexor, which is the season, boys and five girls. You can’t find a vacuum that sucks this much. Between him and Eloy, I mean, I mean, I mean! UGH! I can’t even grasp words! This is all Tony La Russa’s fault! And the Fantasy Baseball Overlord! *sticking head out of a window* I HATE YOU FANTASY BASEBALL OVERLORD!!! FBO, “I hate me too. Why do I suck so much?” Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Shohei Ohtani – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer and a grounder to short which he turned into his 7th double. I’m not even sure how to describe it. Ohtani is playing at such a quick level he reminds me of when there’s one kid who stayed back a year, and is playing with kids half his size. Oh(tani), and he had his start bumped back, which is a real shame, because I don’t have him on any teams, and I enjoy when he starts and doesn’t accumulate huge hitting value.

Anthony Rendon – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, but left after fouling a ball off his knee. Rendon is such a magnet for injuries, that him and George Springer are stuck to the IL refrigerator, and they’ve been on there so long the paint would chip if you peeled them off.

Jose Quintana – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 10.59. Quintana should’ve retired about three years ago. Someone put smelling salts under Joe Maddon’s nose to make sure he’s still with us. A bullpen game would be better than rolling Quintana out there every 5th (6th?) day.

Willy Adames – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer. Or as he’s better known, Commander Willy Adames of Battlestar Galactica. What, too nerdy for you? Sorry, but there’s space for all of us.

Tyler Glasnow – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 2.06. I didn’t trust Glasnow coming into the year, but that looks like it could be a classic GAB (Grey’s A Bonehead), trademarked in 2019 when he called Travis Shaw his preseason MVP, and started talking in third person to take the heat off himself.

Adam Wainwright – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.72, as he was activated from the IL. In this game, he threw to a catcher other than Molina for the first time since 1983. Streamonator loves his next start, and I could see it.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer. Separating the white sand from the brown sand was quite a job, but now I can get started on gluing together my Lawrence of Arabia sandpainting right over here by this open window–NOOOO!!! Torenado!!!

Harrison Bader – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Hot schmotato alert!

Edwin Diaz – Dealing with a sore back. On Sunday, Jeurys Familia got the save. Up until that moment, Trevor May appeared to be the fill-in if Diaz went down, so May The Trevor Be With You.

J.D. Davis – Hit the IL with a sprained middle finger. Can’t play in New York without a middle finger. If you need speed, Jonathan Villar should get more playing time.

Joey Lucchesi – 2 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 10.13. Joey Lucchesi of the Doing Crimes To Your Fantasy Team Crime Family can’t be replaced by Carlos Carrasco soon enough for the Mets or my fantasy teams.

Steven Matz – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.78. Matz was a broken clock that’s right twice a day for a few of his first starts, now the clock keeps striking midnight and turning him into a pumpkin, repeatedly.

Frankie Montas – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.87. I keep getting so many quiestions for Montas, and I keep saying I don’t like him, and wouldn’t roster him, but I wasn’t sure how well he’s doing. Now I see he has a near-6 ERA and he’s generating this many questions? Are you people messing with me? Yes, you people!

Stephen Piscotty – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .222. He homered off Matz, and what’s the chances a Stephen would homer off a Steven? Piscotty doesn’t know! Piscotty doesn’t know!

Ramon Laureano – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer. How is his average still so low? He’s producing fantasy value hand over Doug Fister, as his kidnappers might say.

Jake Diekman – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 3rd save, ERA at 2.03, as Lou Trivino ( 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 1.59) worked the 8th. This is a 70/30 split of closer duties, only no one knows who’s got the 70 or 30.

Tom Murphy – 1-for-2 and his 3rd homer. Guess what he’s hitting. I’ll give you a hint, he has more homers than singles. Haha, yo, you like Teen Wolf, because you’re a woof, man.

Mitch Haniger – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. Haniger seems to like the deadened balls.

Dean Kremer – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 6.43. Fun fact! Dean Kremer’s favorite player is Israel Diner-Falafel.

Freddy Galvis – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. That was a batty call by me and I won’t be calling Freddy back in the morning.

Cedric Mullins – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .333. If yesterday was Mullins’s day, that means today it’s Austin Hays’s turn. Like Daniel Day Lewis’s character in Phantom Thread, I observe patterns.

Dustin May – Will undergo Tommy John surgery. It sucks, but he made the right choice. Better to ‘Suck it up, buttercup,’ and buy Dr. James Andrews an 18-inch Rolex to hang from his neck like Flavor Flav vs. trying to rehab by injecting fat from Bartolo’s ass into his arm.

Joc Pederson – Activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I’m doing an empathy diet where I can only eat other people’s food from the break room.”

Christian Yelich – 2-for-4 as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “See, eating your chicken tikka masala has helped me understand your people better.”

Keston Hiura – Optioned to the minors. Hate to celebrate the misery of others, but I can’t help it. My mother gave me the middle name Schadenfreude so what am I supposed to do? In our Bold Predictions article, I made one bold prediction: Keston Hiura will be demoted at some point, because his average bottoms out. The italics are Donkey’s. Step right up and I will read your future too! *men congregate for the fortunes to be read, Grey points to man with sweatpants* You won’t get laid! *men who have congregate grumble and begin to disperse, Grey points at man in Keston Hiura jersey* You will throw a tomato at me! *tomato chucked at head* See! I know all!

Daniel Vogelbach – 1-for-4 as he played 1st base. Haha, bring back Hiura! Seriously, Vogelbach’s your answer? Yo, the Jelly Donut of Swat about to hit .160. Though, that would be an improvement.

Lorenzo Cain – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, as he was activated from the IL. The Brewers went overnight from a club that couldn’t hit .200 to a club that will hit .200 with well-known names. Have no real love for Cain anymore, but he might’ve returned as a schmotato.

Vince Velasquez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 hits, 2 BBs, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.91. Streamonator liked this start, predicting a line of 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 hits, 2 BBs, 6 Ks. One earned run not two, you dumb robot!

J.T. Realmuto – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .309. Nice stuff, Jerry Tomato. Now he’s about as valuable on the Player Rater as Tucker Barnhart.

Tyler Anderson – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.24. Not a bad stream by me. Ballsy as hell too vs. the Padres! Let’s hear it for the boy! Let’s hear it for the Grey! Let’s give Grey an elbow bump! I wrote 250 words for him last time he pitched, but I know most of you just jump on here to ask me if you should drop James McCann. Here’s what I wrote again, “(Anderson)’s got solid command, and works primarily off a cutter and change with his fastball (90 MPH) just there to supply the setup to the punchout. He’s hovering around a 8.8 K/9, 2.7 BB/9 and 3.50 FIP in a decent division, solid park. He’s struggled with the home run ball, but now that he’s out of Coors, that huge issue may be off the table. Do I love him? Not especially, but he’s 14-team mixed and deeper worthwhile.” And that’s me quoting me!

Luis Arraez – Removed from the game with concussion symptoms, after colliding into Jose Trevino. Wondering how long his symptoms were happening because he forgot rule number one in life, “Don’t run into someone bigger than you.”

Kenta Maeda – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.34. Baby steps, Bob, baby steps.

Adolis Garcia – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer. I need homers and saves, so I wouldn’t mind if (A)Dolis is the best pickup this year.

Joey Gallo – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. He’s so overdue for a 10-homer in fifteen game stretch. 18 months overdue, like we are for a new Better Call Saul season.

Daniel Lynch – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks as he was called up. To make this possible, Jakob Junis was bumped to the bullpen. Hmm…*drives out to CVS, buys the strongest dandruff shampoo, takes forty-five minutes to fold up the CVS receipt because there’s some coupons on there I will never use, drives home, takes shower and douses head in dandruff shampoo*…okay, now I can properly scratch my head about this Junis move. What are the Royals doing? I guess that can be answered with Junis’s replacement, Daniel Lynch. Here’s what Prospect Itch had to say about him, “Listed at 6’6” 190 lbs, Lynch evokes memories of other string bean lefties and backs up the aesthetics with a dynamic arsenal in support of a high-90’s fastball. What his pitch mix looks like in 2021 might be something of a mystery as Lynch spent 2020 focused on developing a reportedly double-plus change-up. He probably only needs fastball, slider change but still has a cutter and curve in his repertoire. I’m eager to see which will work best against MLB bats and which offering he’ll lean into when the going gets tough. Then I’d like some toughs to take out Grey.” What? In deeper mixed leagues, I could see the flyer on Lynch, but ideally I’m not trusting rookies every time out in shallower leagues. Then again, ideal took a vacation once the season started.

Whit Merrifield – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .269. That average isn’t very Whitty. Not joking, did someone tell him to ‘nyuk’ it up?

Hunter Dozier – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in two days, and I can’t believe I just dropped him two days ago. Don’t be a stupid idiot like me, and grab Dozier!

Josh Naylor – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. I’m excited to announce I started Naylor in one league. I regret to inform you I’m not joking and I actually had a league where I needed to start Naylor.

Eddie Rosario – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .230. Steep drop to the third best bat in Believeland’s lineup. It’s like Jose Ramirez, Franmil then, “Don’t be scared about taking that last step. You’re attached to a tether.” Turns out the tether wasn’t attached.

 
  1. Chuckie Miller says:
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    re: Hiura

    “You took him from geek status to king status to no status.”

    C.M. — Est. April 2021

  2. galica123 says:
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    Grey!!!

    Super report!!

    a. Ha on Kremer! His favorite episode of Seinfeld is the Merv Griffin show episode, right?

    b. Marx Brothers quote of the day for May 4, 2021

    Groucho: ‘That’s in every contract, that’s what you call a sanity clause.’

    Chico: ‘You can’t a fool a me there ain’t no sanity clause.’

    c. Random Reggie Jackson quote of the day for May 4, 2021

    ‘There is no question that in the ’50s and ’60s, black players got thrown at more. That’s not a negative comment. It may come out that way, but that’s the way it was. Hitting another player was part of the game; hitting a player in the head is not.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Nice!

      B. Awesome

  3. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    yep i streamed t.anderson too albeit it’s a 16 teamer with max 72/min 35 innings per week (with 6 RP starting everyday) so i’m not calling myself some genius it was him or like kremer (also i should’ve streamed in other spots it turns out, was worried about his last few starts though).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, mine was 15 teamer, so I’m barely a genius

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        Still counts!

  4. Tyler says:
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    Gray! Thanks for the laugh about May not getting a Bartolonic Ass fat to elbow procedure. Much needed after hearing the news. Such a bummer. Pick up to *replace May ?
    Bassit, K Gibson, Happ, German, A Sanchez? Heard Gibson has a new pitch selection so this could be “legit” stretch until he gets figured out?
    Thanks!

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      Bassit for me

      • Tyler says:
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        Word. Thank you sir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with 1 F

      Won’t trust Gibson, no thanks

      • Tyler says:
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        I hear ya man. Buy or sell, Kirilloff is more valuable than K Lewis ROS?

  5. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Wait, if Cain has returned, wouldn’t it be not as a schmotato but as a Zombino?

    A Zombino with a guilty conscience for what he did to his brother.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Return a schmotato…Extend it into becoming a Zombino

  6. crimedog says:
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    In my big money keeper league I went from winning last year to bottom this year where I’ve lost bellinger, eloy, hayes, among other worse players. Oh and I also kept Hiura for multiple years over ohtani so there’s that too.

    Of course in that same league I also dropped dozier on Saturday. B who’s the drop to pick him back up, clint frazier or Senzel?

    • crimedog says:
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      Ignore the B….that was my phone…I swear I’m not that weird.

    • JeF With 1 F says:
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      Frazier

    • crimedog says:
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      Second question. I have Hiura locked up through the end of 2022. Would you drop him? with our keeper rules I can get him back on my roster at the start of 2022 if someone else grabs him this year. For context I’ll post my lousy roster below. 14 team H2H.

      C- none
      1B- Vaughn
      2B- L Urias
      3B- E Suarez
      SS- Baez
      OF- Trout
      OF- Frazier
      OF- Tauchman
      Util- Franmil
      Util – Austin Riley
      Bench- Hiura
      Bench- Bellinger
      Bench- Hayes
      Bench- Kelenic
      Bench- Brendan Rodgers
      Bench- Nick Senzel
      IL- Eloy

      SP- Lance Lynn, Gausman, Mahle, Trevor Rogers, Desclafani, Hendriks, Graveman, Taylor rogers

      My roster makeup is a mess I know, but it’s a keeper league, wasn’t ready to give up on keepers/potential keepers after a few weeks. Maybe now I should.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Senzel was saying who to keep, btw, but you said ignore anyway

        No reason to drop Hiura yet

  7. Dave D says:
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    Actually, youre off the mark on Ohtani. He HAS accrued great hitting value while starting. In two of his starts Maddon dropped the DH and Ohtani was 4/7 4R, HR, 3RBI. Eat that Fernando and Bartolo!!! Maybe he should throw one pitch to start every game and he’ll win the triple crown?

    • Tom says:
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      Very True Dave, The Halos maybe have finally realized what they have in Ohtani, they’re letting their star shine and he’s delivering. Grey was not an Ohtani guy, having him ranked at 202 overall, maybe he’s come around.

      • Dave D says:
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        Yeah, I think many of us are growing tired of MLB players being babied or handled like their perishable flower deliveries. Cal Ripken, Nolan Ryan, etc must be appalled at the way players are handled now. The amount of players held out or IL’d this year is staggering. Frankly, its removing a lot of the fun from fantasy baseball for me. That and all this political crap entering sports really has me teetering on disinterest. A few years back I would have never thought I’d say anything that, but things are getting suckier by the day in MLB and the culture overall.

        • Tom says:
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          Well said. The logic is tough to follow, we’re not going to play this or that player because we are afraid he could get injured and if that happens then we won’t be able to play him. So they cut right to the chase, they remove the chance of injury, and don’t play the guy, makes sense right?

          • Five-on-One says:
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            I get as frustrated as the next guy when one of the players on my fantasy team sits for no obvious reason (other than a rest-day). However, we know that all of these teams have advanced analytics guys and someone way smarter than I am must have done the analysis and concluded that overall a player will perform better resting once in a while. We see this most often in basketball, but it has made its way into the grind of the 162-game baseball season as well. Don’t really see this in football or hockey, however.

            • Dave D says:
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              Well, I feel the meat of MLB is being replaced by soy, and it’s not nearly as enjoyable.

            • Dave D says:
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              I think somebody needs to remind these “analytics” people that MLB is in the entertainment business. If we really analyzed it, all our efforts in fantasy baseball would be better served being directed towards the investment portfolios.

              • Cram It says:
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                They don’t play the game so they can entertain our fantasy sports. Although, fantasy sports is such a huge industry, maybe they’d be wise to leverage that. And now that I think about it, maybe someday the players would be playing for us and not their managers. Like their salary would be determined by their fantasy baseball ownership or something.

                • Dave D says:
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                  That’d be pretty cool.

                • Dave D says:
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                  That’d be pretty cool.

                • 183414 says:
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                  Better to pat $350 mil. to someone coming off 2 mediocre years and hitting .063 with r.i.s.p.
                  Can’t anyone just say that Lindor is way overrated.
                  He’s in a better lineup than Jo Ram, yet Jo Ram keeps on producing.
                  Excuse, #1. Lindor is trying too hard. Haha 1
                  Excuse #2. It’s N.Y.C.
                  Haha #2
                  Yeah, let’s blame Chili Davis.

        • 183414 says:
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          Ditto !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      At this point, I wouldn’t put it past him to do anything

      • Dave D says:
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        I’d love to see him play a corner outfield slot. I bet he’d excel.

  8. buckler says:
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    I lost Lou Bob and Carrot Top for the season on the same day. There’s gotta be a name for a double gut punch like that. Either way, Grey, when you come up with that Drano cocktail, make mine a double……..

    So I stashed Gonsolin for a future jinx. What are your thoughts on him ROS once he returns? Thanks!

    • rhodyballer says:
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      The Drano Double

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, ouch, that sucks — I love Gonsolin if he’s healthy, he’s not healthy

  9. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    And you just know LaRussa will find a reason not to play vaughn!

    – a Robert, Eloy, and Vaughn keeper owner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pretty incredible what a mess that team is compared to how it looked six months ago

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        For sure. I’ve been saying the same about this particular fantasy team! Now Nico Hoerner is on the IL on the same team. Everything is fine!

  10. steve stevenson says:
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    NL-only: McCutchen or Locastro? Varsho or C. Walker (or hold both and drop Barnhart or…McCann!)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCutchen — Walker

  11. Dude says:
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    With Robert out, are you picking up anyone in Chicago? I know you mentioned Lamb previously. Or is it a wait and see?

    • NUX says:
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      Is there other stuff on the wire? Gotta think that unless the league is deep, you can do better

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nothing there unless someone gets hot

    • galica123 says:
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      Leury

      Cheers,
      Ante

  12. Drew says:
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    Thanks Grey! Glad Yeli is back to the land of the living.

    Trying to pry Wander from current owner in my 16-team OPS keeper. Would you move Mondesi and Starling for Wander? I’ve got Tatis at SS and decent SB totals so far. Picked up Carlson when Starling went down too.

    Too much? Not enough?

  13. daniel cabrera fan 40 says:
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    I know you said Cole Irvin is a safe pitcher, but I don’t think I have the stones to play him vs the Blue Jays today. -$6.6 on the streamonator!

    • NUX says:
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      I don’t believe he is “safe”. Just boring

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Daniel Cabrera! Haha, nice username

      • daniel cabrera fan 40 says:
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        Haha, thanks

  14. Harley Earl says:
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    Ohtani has hit in 26 of the Angels’ 27 games so far, including 25 starts, and is the #2 ranked player overall behind only Ronald Acuna, according to my league settings. It’s also the start of week 5, which means for most leagues, 20% of the regular season is already over. The Season is also more than a month old.

    I’m really not sure where all these at-bats are that Ohtani is missing. He’s playing more than most full-time regulars that don’t pitch!!! He has 103 at-bats!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s been incredible

      • Harley Earl says:
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        He really has been phenomenal. I think we are finally seeing him healthy and finally seeing what we all expected when he first came over. Besides, like Tatis and Acuna, he’s just fun to watch.

      • William Hung says:
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        So you think Biggio is more of a wait and see versus must add if dropped?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d hold…Not like most 2B options are amazing

          • VinWins

            VinWins says:
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            On 1 RCL team, I now have Ketel, Jazz, and Nico on the IL.

          • William Hung says:
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            Clarification – Biggio was dropped in my league and I asked if I should add him, but then I saw his awful advanced metrics numbers – and you said you hadn’t realized how bad he’s been. Which is why I wanted to know if you still think he is someone we should buy low on, or now seeing his terrible numbers, think he is someone to wait on

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Buying low and picking up are too different things — he looks wildly awful, but I’d hold or pick up to see if he can shake it off

              • William Hung says:
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                yeah, I was thinking that too – it’s just i hate carrying more than 2 bench bats and right now my bench bats are some combo of McNeil, Wong, and Kelenic… I guess if both Wong and Chapman are going strong or at least solid enough, I could drop McNeil for Biggio and let him sit on my bench and just wait it out.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You can proly wait it out while having McNeil produce on your team

      • Keeks says:
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        blue is bad?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          In almost all scenarios

  15. aardvark says:
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    Who do you prefer: Kyle Lewis, Gallo or Tapia?
    10 Team Points League

  16. Jim says:
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    Pitch Alex wood in Colorodo today?
    Thank you

    • NUX says:
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      I just checked, its only 60 today in Denver, so maybe we shouldn’t fear Coors? But I can’t help it, its ingrained in me and there is no going back. I’m starting bats only, not arms in Coors.

      • Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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        I am, because I have no choice in a deepish NL-only. Pray for me and Woody!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Will be starting him in an NL-Only too, so I’m right there

  17. Five-on-One says:
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    Couple of questions for today:

    1) Purchased a studly outfield of Eloy, LouBob, Kyle Lewis, Blackmon and Conforto. Needless to say, my offense is not performing as expected. Now looking to SIT one for the week (weekly lineups, 5×5) from the following: Berti, Eduardo Escobar, Adolis, IKF, Hampson, IKF, Blackmon, Lewis, Conforto. Really one of the first three, I think.

    2) With Ryu now scheduled to make his return on Thursday, and Maeda perhaps pitching better (although not sure how much to trust his outing against TEX as an indication of future performance), I need to SIT two of the following SPs:
    2-start PabloLopez (can we call him PabLo?) – vARI ($17.5) and @ARI ($3.0)
    2-start Weaver – @MIA ($9.2) and vMIA (12.9)
    Snell – @SF (17.3)
    Kikuchi – vBAL (18.9)
    Maeda @DET (13.4)
    Ed-Rod – @BAL (12.4)
    Gausman – vSD (7.4)
    Urias – @LAA (-10.5)
    Ryu – Not on SON, but currently scheduled to pitch Thursday @OAK.
    SON says sit Urias and Gausman, but they have been my best and most consistent pitchers so far. And of course I sat Kikuchi and Maeda last week and missed out on two great starts. Really not sure what to do here. Please help.

    3) RP – Starting Chavez and Rich-Rod. Need to choose between Trivino (time share), May (he might not have the role) and Dolis. Prolly Dolis, but he is so unexciting.

    Thanks for all the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Escobar
      2. I do call him PabLo — sit Kikuchi, Ed-Rod

      3. Trivino

  18. Vash says:
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    Not much action happened last night. I am looking at Austin Adams at MR. He has elite reliever numbers. Might strike out over 100.

    I am in a holds league so guys like Adams matter. I passed up on competing in saves in my H2H deep keeper because of volatility. Hoping I luck into a one year wonder.

    Austin Adams is buried to deep in SD bullpen, but still, his numbers are eye popping. Ignore the inflated ERA from his first outing and might be the best reliever this year and that is saying something.

    • NUX says:
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      I feel ya, Vash. He has always had K/9 skills just can’t stay healthy often. I think he’s the 6th inning guy and there will be a handful of Holds for him, but the Ks in a GS or IP limited league is the real gold in my mind. Appreciate the tip, I just grabbed him in a league where he was available.

      I was moved to comment about that, because I can’t imagine that Grey is going to be too excited about him in his reply here. I don’t think he plays in Holds leagues, but he should! Svs+Holds is second only to Bestball in my mind, as far as the future of fantasy.

      • Vash says:
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        Agree with everything. I just love k’s guys and tend to chase most talented rather than what I THINK I need if that makes sense.

        It will take some luck for Adams to get say 20 plus holds, but yeah…..the health is always a concern with most pitchers. I chose Adams over Givens even though Givens might be next in line in Colorado…just love those k’s and talent.

        Thanks for the response.

        • hal_incandenza says:
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          Yes, thanks for the comment.

          Signed,
          A member of the Holds league brethren

          • hal_incandenza says:
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            Also, been eyeing Coonrod.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

  19. In a weekly roto league someone cut Robert. if I pick him up I must start him for one week then I could move to the D.L we start 13 hitters. So I would nothing for the week in his spot. Is it worth it? Thanks as always

    • NUX says:
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      I think I read 0 baseball activities for at least 12 weeks, best case scenario. So I guess that would mean maybe a late July rehab and early to mid-August return?

      Or possibly not until Sept if he is more towards the 16 week time line. I don’t think its worth the 0 in your lineup for the week in a redraft.

      • Thanks, is all-star week a 10 day or 4 game week in fantasy? Can’t remember. If it’s 4 games is it worth it then?

        • NUX says:
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          Worth adding him then? Yea that sounds fine if no one else has added him by then. I would ask again when the time comes though

  20. Vash says:
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    I have Adrian Houser. He is pitching well, but his lack of k’s is bothering me. I am someone who chases k’s.

    I am in a deep league h2h keeper. Would you rather have Houser than say a Mitch Keller or Eric Fredde or Jeff Hoffman?

  21. Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood says:
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    hey grey, any idea when kelllenic is coming up? i had both eloy and robert

    outfielders are dropping like flies

    • Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood says:
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      also i have Diaz and he has been terrible all years……is it time to cut him or are he and the mets going to get better?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Edwin Diaz? Can’t cut him

        • Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood says:
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          Thanks Grey………………Yes Edwin…..he has been killing just wondering if something was wrong with him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thought he’d be here by now

  22. Dave Funnell says:
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    Thank you for answering my barrage of Montas questions, as well as others as well. I appreciate that and all that you do here. I saw yesterday there were almost 700 comments down below….I don’t know how you do it day after day, but just know that this guy here appreciates it and finds your views helpful and the forums informative.

  23. chris says:
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    Hi Grey,

    need OF help wih Robert in IL.

    Would you trade:

    Moncada for Tucker?

    and/or

    Moncada for Franmil Reyes?

    Do you preffer one of the 2?

    thanks

    • P_Swayze_OnAHorse says:
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      This doesn’t answer your question, but, for reference, I traded Moncada for Blake Snell yesterday. I traded him because I was having trouble getting Arenado in my lineup on a regular basis. Without knowing the make up of your team (or league/what your waiver wire looks like), it’s hard to answer this. If you don’t have a solid 3B back up, then I probably wouldn’t do it as I think it’s more likely to find a serviceable OF off waivers. Is Tapia or Bryan Reynolds available? If it’s a re-draft, is Kelenic still sitting there? My $0.02 (Not that it helps much).

      • Chris says:
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        Many thanks.

        Yes, it is a similar situation as with you.

        It’s a keeper league and I have Machado at 3B, and I picked up Ohtani in 1st week of ww.

        I can’t play Moncada and Ohtani in UTL together. it is only 1 spot.

        I might roll with Tapia who is available.

        thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

      Franmil

      I prefer Franmil

  24. Cuna says:
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    Need an OF
    Senzel or Andrew Vaughn
    thanks

  25. Big Ticket says:
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    Thanks Grey! Looking to make a couple of adjustments via trade now that we’re a month in. 12 team H2H fwiw

    I love Laureano, but feels like I could sell high. Would you flip him for Tucker? If not, who would be a good OF to target?

    Also have a good ‘pen, so might flip RichRod and Dansby for Adalberto. Thoughts there?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Laureano

      I’d take Mondesi

  26. Steve D. says:
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    Drop Jameson Taillon for Kenta Maeda in a 12 team, 5×5 redraft?

    • SheaSeraSera says:
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      I have Taillon and I would do that in a heart beat.

    • Doug says:
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      100% Yes, all day, everyday, gets Detroit next week.

    • P_Swayze_OnAHorse says:
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      I don’t understand how Maeda is on the wire in a 12 team league, but the answer is … absolutely.

      • Steve D. says:
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        Thanks, guys. Won’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

        Someone also dropped Kyle Hendricks, I got him yesterday without burning my waiver spot.

  27. SheaSeraSera says:
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    In Re-draft leagues we just have to drop Robert right? I need someone to confirm/slap some sense into me because he was easily my favorite pick of my draft…hate to see him go….but it makes no sense to hold on to him right!?!?!?

    • Nightpandas says:
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      I would unless you have IR room, best case scenario you have him back in Aug who knows what he would be like with that much time off…more than likely he’s out till Sept

      • SheaSeraSera says:
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        I have Sale sitting in my IL spot and think he will probably deliver more stats before season ends than a returning Robert…

        • Nightpandas says:
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          Yup and with only one IL spot (which is nuts in the current environment) the chance of someone else picking up and holding him is slim

  28. Hendu's Gap says:
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    Which of these should I pick up to replace Luis Robert?
    Cedric Mullins, Andrew Benintendi, or Kyle Lewis?
    Thank you

    • NUX says:
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      Mullins over Benny if you want the hot bat right now. Kyle Lewis if better to play the long game. Grey’s answer will def be Lewis and its prob the right call.

  29. ashtray says:
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    So I have a few options to pick up today and take advantage of double headers. Any of these worth a shot in a 14 team league:

    Marisnick (home vs LAD)
    Duffy (home vs LAD)
    Ruf ( @ COL)
    Sogard ( home vs LAD)
    Belt (@ COL)
    Dubon (@ COL)
    Flores (@ CoL0
    Tauchman (@ COL)
    Dickerson (@ COL)

    I’d likely be replacing a bat like Luplow, Santana, or Schwarber in my lineup.

    • P_Swayze_OnAHorse says:
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      I’d stay away from those Cubs … they’re facing Kershaw, Bauer, Buehler in their 3 game set. I’d probably take my chances with Tauchman.

      • P_Swayze_OnAHorse says:
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        Luplow is who I would drop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt, Tauchman, Schwarber

  30. Coconut Willie says:
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    So, the old man rookie, waiver question of the day:

    Which two?
    Dozier
    Aguilar
    Moran

  31. Alps says:
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    Grey
    With Christian Walker coming off the IL do I drop him or Votto who I picked up when Walker went down
    Votto is playing well, Do you see that much of a difference in stats ROS.
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not much difference

  32. Nightpandas says:
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    Morning Grey

    Arozerena or Mondesi?

    Obp keeper as batter k’s are a cat

    I’m competing this year and so far doing ok with steals with Merrifield Tapia Tatis. Not a great start for Randy…does her turn it around?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Mondesi

      • Nightpandas says:
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        Is it close?

        Right now I’ve got Tatis at ss so Mondesi would come back and bump Mercedes at util

        Or

        Arozerena would bump Adolis/O’neill at LF

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It is close, especially in OBP…I could see Randy being better

  33. Goldirocks says:
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    Yes! We need another Better Call Saul season ASAP! Nice to get a Bob Odenkirk fix watching him beat everyone up in John Wick 4 …er, I mean ‘Nobody’; but lets get back to Saul after two years waiting already! No more side projects Vince!
    Re fantasy baseball… Haniger has been really fun so far! He deserves it ?

    • Goldirocks says:
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      Whoops….Should have been an exclamation mark(!); wasn’t a question lol.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yes, agreed on all counts

  34. Trickrey says:
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    Need to cut a bench bat in a 10 team H2H 5×5 OBP league: France, Kyle Seager, Kiriloff, Cronenworth

  35. William graham says:
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    Great read as always Grey!

    In 15 tm mixed 5×5 roto

    Who do you prefer rest of the season?

    Austin Meadows or Ramon Laureano

  36. Llango456 says:
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    Grey,

    12 team H2H League.
    Was offered Civale and Pineda for my Berrios.

    what side you like?

    thanks!

  37. Mike says:
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    Montas reminds me of Eovaldi. A guy when you watch him pitch seems dominant. High 90s fastball, nasty splitter. But always give up more hits than innings because he catches the middle of the plate too often. He may be too old to think this will change.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that’s a fair comparison, Eovaldi seems to figured that out a little bit more as of right now

  38. Paul says:
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    Would you start Alzolay today against the Dodgers?

  39. Patrick says:
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    Drop Robert in a keeper league where we only keep 5? Here’s my team:

    C: Posey
    1b: Olson
    2b: Semien
    3b: Chapman
    SS: Bichette(keeping for sure)
    2b/SS: Kiner-Fallefa
    1b:3b: Santana
    OF: Acuna (keeping for sure)
    OF: Arozarena
    OF: Bryant
    OF: Mullins
    OF: Benintendi
    Util: Aguilar
    BN: Kelenic
    BN: Robert
    P: deGrom (keeping for sure)
    P: Gioltio
    P: Fried
    P: Urias
    P: McCullers
    P: Javier
    P: Edwin Diaz
    P: Yimi Garcia
    P: Clase
    P: Neris
    BN: Bumgarner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, seems pretty borderline as a keeper there, but would try to hold

  40. H says:
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    H2H pts league. Who do you prefer: Kepler, Krilloff, Hays, or Bader? Thank you!

  41. JC says:
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    Weekly check up..12 teamer, h2h league. Ten hitting cats including ks and walks. Holds and Saves are separate cats.
    WW: Pham, Robles, Nimmo, Soler, J Harrison, Lowrie. Gallegos, Romano

    C- Kelly
    CI- Freeman, Abreu, Chapman
    MI- Trea, Albies, DeJong
    OF- Springer, Kepler, Winker, Benintendi, Peralta
    SP- Burnes, Stras, Gausman, Javier, Plesac, Heaney
    RP- Valdez, Trivino, Neris, D Williams, Minter

    1. General thoughts on team…areas to shore up.
    2. MI…hold DeJong or swap out?
    3. Any OF swaps?

    • JC says:
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      Add Eovaldi to my staff…forgot him somehow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Your hitting looks like it’s struggling, is it?
      2. Swap
      3. Benintendi is reach for a 12 teamer

      • JC says:
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        First three weeks my guys could not hit their weight. Last week they hit very well. I think they will come around. My OF is shaky. Benintendi was a recent add just cuz he was playing and had a few hits so that helped. Trying to trade for Edman now which would allow me to drop DeJong and/or Benny. Pitching has been surprisingly good so far.
        Thanks

          • JC says:
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            Well that trade fizzled. Oddly, he is the one who brought it up. Sellers remorse I guess. So now back to the wire:

            1. Would you add either Lowrie or Josh Harrison over DeJong?
            2. Would you add one of Pham, Robles, Nimmo, or Happ over Benny?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              1. Lowrie
              2. Pham

  42. Hamporter says:
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    I have Story and Robert so Sunday could have derailed the season. I need to replace Lou Bob in a 16 team H2H Points league. Currently the best options are Hays and Bader. Who would you pick up?

    Thanks!

    • William Hung says:
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      Prob Hays there

  43. chris says:
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    Hi Grey,

    h2h, 12 team Keeper league, 3 keeper

    Would you trade Robert IL and a rd 10 for Walsh and RD 14.

    Walsh looks legit.

    thanks,
    Chris

  44. zombie says:
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    It is as if the White Sox are in denial, not placing Roberts on the IL until they accept reality. Us fantasy owners have admitted that we have a problem and that is the first step. IL him, already! Yet those of us who also own Vaughn know that we are powerless to LaRussa and no good will come of this. This ends today’s positive message to brighten your day. Yerwelcome Razzballers.

    • NUX says:
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      They didn’t play a game yesterday, so they didn’t have to. Its super annoying, I hear you. But that’s why

      • Joe Shmoe says:
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        Atlanta put D’arnauld on the IL before the game was over in Atlanta. Atlanta is FB friendly. They also have a sign that welcomes all inter-sectionals over their screaming tomahawk wielding Mohican.

  45. Travis Hafner says:
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    Funny story, and intriguing-

    So, my side job in the past year+ Is buying and selling Pokémon and sports cards. It’s been a good venture. After the online marketplace got saturated during covid, I resorted to posting flyers around the neighborhoods of NY to try and draw collections out from closets and attics without competition.

    One day, I got an email from a guy looking to sell his childhood Pokémon Cards. His email had the name “Harrison” on it. After some back and forth, we agree to meet at a local coffee shop to see the cards.

    When I get there, I’m shocked to see the body and frame on this guy. Pure jacked. Maybe because… he was an MLB outfielder? It was Harrison Bader!

    A bit shell shocked, I simply go forward with the meeting. He mentions how he plays for the Cardinals, and that he is home for surgery in the offseason. I pretend like I can somewhat recognize the name (I knew exactly who he was).

    Anyway, we hit it off, but he did go on to tell me how he had “Pollips” that GREATLY affected him last few years, and was awful last year. These nose things threw off his equilibrium and caused his eyes to constantly tear during at bats.

    Must mention, maybe it’s whatever, but maybe he has been playing with this problem and his small sample early season is worth a speculative add. We know he has pop and speed, and he’s quite talented.

    Also, I never bought the cards, we were going to get them graded but he never got to it. We are meeting again next off season.

    • NUX says:
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      Dood. That’s amazing haha thank you for sharing. Didn’t know where the story was going when it started with Pokemans but can’t believe it tied in to baseball somehow. I wonder if that knowledge of his health issue is public knowledge at all. I did a quick search for it and didn’t see it.

      • Travis Hafner says:
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        I don’t think so? He used his local doctor for it, since he was living with his parents around here during his surgery and recovery. He very adamantly stated how much it affected him. He said he would have at bats where he literally couldn’t see straight; said it was a form of “vertigo”. Plus, the constant watering of the eyes didn’t help either.

        Said that he attempted to play through it but his numbers suffered drastically. I’ve been so curious to see if he shows improvement this year, but then he hurt his forearm.

        His first 5~ games have been pretty good though!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, that’s incredible — I’m thinking about adding collector’s content to Razzball, maybe offseason…If you’re interested in writing for us, keep in touch (or anyone reading this)

      • Travis Hafner says:
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        I’m only a dabbler in sports, it’s a bit too volatile for me. I do sell the variety of collection I have.

        I’m quite invested into Pokémon, it’s a very underrated hobby and has a huge market cap- however, the buyers are typically in the 20-30 year old range (90s babies) unlike sports, which has old money throwing ridiculous dollar amounts at vintage and speculative modern.

        I’d potentially be interested to write, I do have some background writing for the nba in college for Chris Sheridan (whos much less known today).

        Funny story about THAT, we were looking for interesting blurbs to write for his new website (sheridanhoops.com) and at the time, in college, I was playing DFS- called “Draft Street”. DFS was a niche game that very few played at the time.

        I told him I could do articles on DFS, maybe plays of the night or general philosophies. He told me it was stupid, as nobody plays it and nobody would care to read.

        I’m pretty sure Chris is now covering gambling lines and prop bets, and it was a quite a “boomer” mindset to not explore the ideas which I had. Oh well!

        I’ll bring it back up in the off-season. Maybe I have a few articles in me on some interesting topics. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I remember Draft Street…That is very funny…You summed up what I’m thinking on sports cards right now, bc people who collected in 70s/80s now are getting older with money….Okay, we’ll be in touch to see if you want to write some stuff…

          • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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            Awesome thread here! My pandemic endeavor, besides dad duty to a toddler and teaching college kids, was collecting all of the Hall of Famers from the 1961 Topps set. Most are actually super affordable. I’ve got around 25 right now.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              They’re affordable? Really? Surprising to hear

              • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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                Yeah – for the most part. A lot of them have been in the $1-6 range (Warren Spahn, Early Wynn, and the chaw-dawg Nellie Fox), but for dudes like Mays and Clemente I spent around $35-40. Most expensive so far was a Marichal RC $110.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Wow, that’s fairly affordable, surprising

    • ellis says:
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      Great story, now I’m a fan of the Master Bader!

  46. Huffin Gas says:
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    I’ve gotta test your ‘talking in the third person’ theory. Definitely going to try that in a meeting at work, and one with the most important people attending. This could be the real winner of the season.

  47. BAC says:
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    11 team 5×5 OBP
    Start McClanahan today? @LAA. (-21.6)

    Dozier, Sano or T. Shaw for Hiura replacement? Need everything.

  48. Justin Ralph says:
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    Good morning Grey,

    League with 50 moves max and I’m already at 13. Would you drop Moran or Muncy for Kirilloff?

    • Justin Ralph says:
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      Eduarado Escobar is also available.

    • NUX says:
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      Kiriloff done nothing but hit since the call up. I think you should go get him and I’m surprised no one else has. Season long outlook on Moran seems fine, but he’s kinda boring and on an awful team. I’d drop him in a second for the young kid with the upside.

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        Thank you Nux and Grey!

  49. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    can you please pick the best TWO pitchers for next week? Thanks.

    Peralta STL; ATL
    Eovaldi OAK; LAA
    S.Gray @Pit; @Col
    Wood TX; @ Pit
    Bumgarner MIA; WAS
    J.Gray SD; CIN

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi, Wood, lots of good options

      • Josh Freeman says:
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        Yep! Hard decision. Thanks for your choice. Are there TWO you’d stay away from??

        • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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          No to the Grays. (Sorry Grey!)

          • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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            And no Bum

  50. Franklin D. Razzalot says:
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    Isiah Kiner-Falefa with another SB tonight- 5 HR / 6 SB already! Should I enjoy the find or look to move him ASAP to capitalize on the hot start? I know nothing about this dude or how legit he is…

    • NUX says:
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      Here’s some stuff from Son from early 2020: https://razzball.com/isiah-kiner-falefa-2020-fantasy-baseball/

      Also, Grey has like IKF and told us to draft him for 2021. Had him as #185 overall in Top 500 during pre-season w/ projections of:

      78 / 8 / 61 / 18 / 0.283

      Don’t know if he has Catcher Elig or not for you (Yahoo), but enjoy the hot streak! And hold until further notice.

      • FDRazz says:
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        thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a 17/17/.290 hitter — depends if you need that

  51. Chud says:
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    Lindor’s stock getting lower and lower…….

    ROS 5×5 ROTO: Baez or Lindor

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor, but pretty close

    • 183414 says:
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      Baez.
      In 1 league, my s.s.’s are Lindor and Gimenez.
      One just sucks. The other doesn’t play.
      Is Lindor’s contract guaranteed ?
      What a joke.

  52. Weeeee says:
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    You starting McClanahan versus the Rendon-less Halos tonight?

    • NUX says:
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      I need to see more. Looked great in the first start. And I own him where I was able to snag him. But I’m not ready to throw him out there. Especially bc in my league where I own him, if he goes 4 or 5 IP and doesn’t get me the QS, it wasn’t a smart play by me. Also SON hates it. I’m benching but watching the game. Hopefully see everything I need to see for the next turn through the rotation, which includes Cash not messing with him in some weird Rays way

  53. Phil says:
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    Stream Happ against Texas?
    Stream German against Houston?
    Stream Minor against Cleveland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, ok, why not

  54. Dan says:
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    Hi Grey
    Ros …Gleyber or Correa ? And is paven smith a hold with walker and locastro back ?

    • NUX says:
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      I don’t like or own either SS anywhere, so no opinion from me there. But I would hold Pavin. Especially easy to answer that way bc it doesn’t sound like you need to lose him for any reason. So why not ride it out until its obvious? He’s been hot

    • NUX says:
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      Pavin leading off again today.

      Locastro on the bench. Walker back at 1st. Rojas in RF.

      I bet they mix and match a bit, but this tells me that Locastro may be more of a bench speedster until Pavin cools off

  55. ozzie smith says:
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    Good morning Grey!

    What the heck do we do with Blackmon right now. He’s been riding my bench but I just don’t know if he’s worth the for me or not, I could certainly use the spot to stream some pitching. This is a 12 team 5×5 H2H redraft league.

    My current OF is

    Laureano
    Conforto
    Kirilloff
    BN- Riley
    BN- Blackmon

    Similar situation in same league with 3B, K’Bryan Hayes was dropped a couple weeks ago so I scooped him up and put him on my IL. I don’t really need him when he comes back but can’t just let him go, what kind of pitcher would you look to move him for?

    I already have…
    Jose Ramirez
    Arenado
    Riley

    Thanks brother!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon’s going into Coors for like 2 weeks, now’s not the time to move on

  56. sportivetricks says:
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    H-to-the-izz-ey, G-to-the-rizz-ey,

    I have rostered Doolittle as a backup closer and to no one’s surprise he is living up to his name. Is Diekman a better option before we figured out if he’s got the 30 or 70% of save opps? (Assuming he definitely is a better option if he’s got the 70, and he might even be with the 30%).

    Lurveskis, my little pork roll.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Diekman

      Lurveskis!

  57. JC says:
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    Received an odd trade offer:

    His Edman and Gallegos for my DeJong and D Williams. Kinda exchanging MI and RP of similar value although my league has ten hitting cats so Edman is valuable given his average, walks and positional flexibility. But D Williams seems to have found his stride. What say you?

  58. Lucky Dog says:
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    Fun fact: Waino shoulda given up at least a few more runs. Fortunately for him, the Mets have a gaping hole in their lineup’s 2-hole, so when the bases were loaded? Nope! Runners on 1st & 2nd? Nope!! I think I Lindor saw all of 7 pitches through 4 AB. The 4 pitch walk in the 9th Damn near doubled the pitches he “worked”. Just pathetic how he goes up there hacking away, barely making contact.

    Waino wasn’t throwing well at all, location was bad all night, pitches lacked movement. If the Cleveland Lindor was in that game Waino woulda had 10 ER.

    Imma start calling Lindor “2-hole” until he starts hitting, because man he stinks.

    Good news though! They fired Chili Davis & his assistant, because they’re hitting .167 with 1 HR and sprained John Davis Davis’s hand, and deserve to be shitcanned, somehow. I’d be willing to bet my car that you could suit up Chili tomorrow & he’d go 3/4 with a HR & 3 RBI.

    Never change, Mets.

    • aintlifegrand says:
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      Chili is a great scapegoat to make excuses for bad and injured hitters! The Mets are just taking one out of the Cubs playbook.

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Yep. I’ve changed my mind. Lindor shall be known as “gaping 2-hole” until further notice.

        • ellis says:
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          When I owned Lindor a few years ago I noticed that he didn’t come through in as many RBI situations as I expected, now seems worse

          • 183414 says:
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            Seems worse ?
            .063
            Mets with the worst signing in history.
            Have they even sat him one time ?

            • Tom says:
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              What was the need to sign this guy for 10 years at 340 mil? Why not just give him a 3 year offer, he doesn’t like it, too bad, you move on and take his services for the current year and say thank you very much.

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            I’ve had him on various teams for years. I’m sure he’ll come out of it. He’s actually been very clutch – I don’t know what’s going on. Probably pressure from the contract, pressing too hard at the plate trying to get that $300M every time up.

            Elite hitters don’t just forget how to hit. He’ll figure it out.

            What’s more frustrating to me is in his 1st or 2nd game, he got on base & was immediately CS. I don’t think he’s attempted a steal since. Last night in the bottom of the 9th with 1 out he draws a 4-pitch walk in a 1 run game & then stood there like a friggin statue. IF YOU CAN’T STEAL THERE WHEN TF CAN YOU?!

            Seriously – that’s the stealingest situation that’s ever existed & he barely took a lead off of 1st. I don’t know if that’s a management call or a 1st base coach call or Lindor’s call, but to me it seemed like the Mutts are playing scared. He’s stiff as a board out there, feeling every nickel of that contract. “Better not steal – I might get caught & the mean man at Razzball might say something unkind in his daily recap.”

            Who knew the power Grey wielded.

            C’mon Lindor, you gaping 2-hole.

            • ellis says:
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              Lindor career RISP
              AVG: .251
              OPS .737

              • 183414 says:
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                He’s gone down, down, down the last 3 years.
                Cohen is a billionaire, but a dummy in baseball.Should have moved on from Lindor as soon as he threatened to go to free agency after passing on $300 mil. for 10 years.
                Lindor will have to hit .400 with 20 s.b.’s and 30 h.r.’s the rest of the year to justify $20mil. a year.
                He won’t.
                Worst signing ever.
                Worse than Crush Davis. Pujols with 5 h.r.’s and 20 ribbies at 40+.
                Lindor got Chil fired.
                Amazing how Jo Ram doesn’t miss Lindor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, that’s pretty good, might steal

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        You cannot steal a gift my good sir. Have at it.

        “Gaping 2-hole” better tho.

  59. aintlifegrand says:
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    Good morning Grey, right there with you on the Drano and the Sox duo and your write ups let me feel the camaraderie that others are experiencing the same misery.

    Of these four hitting options, which are your top 2? 10tm H2H OBP & XBHs:
    Hunter Dozier, Mullins, O’Neill, Adolis

    And for my league, we have 2 IL slots and a deep 6 man bench. Would you hold Lou Bob as a September difference maker for H2H playoffs (unless he gets sent for surgery instead of course)?

    Thank again for everything FML!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup….Mullins, Adolis — non-keeper? Can lose Lou Bob

  60. ESPN points, please rank, this week only

    1-Happ vs Tex, @ Det
    2-Ray @ Oak
    3-Heaney vs TB
    4-Cease @ Cin
    5-C Martinez vs Colo

    Would the order change if ranking for ROS? (Thinking Ray might be a good keeper for season if he continues to pitch well)

    Thanks so much!

    • Add
      6-Singer vs Cleve to list, thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. CMart, Singer, Heaney, Happ, yes, order changes ROS

  61. fausto

    fausto says:
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    Have to drop one in a 10ntm ….k.hendricks, taijuan walker

    RIP LouBob time to rebuild
    My teams never have had thisn many injuries jd davis yelich boyd olson rendon , robert, stroman, happ, navarro….I’ll stop there but theres more

    • fausto

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      Ian happ also right after he started hitting that’s my favorite one and oh and lance lynn only 10 days but still dont he has healthy.

      Start or sit Luis Castillo @Cleveland? Or drop lol? 10btm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I guess Walker, but that’s a tough call

      Lou Bob was killer, bro…

      • fausto

        fausto says:
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        Yeah I filled his spot with gregory polanco in a 16tm so I feel like I won’t miss a beat. #sarcasm
        Worst part is his salary doubles each year this yr I had him for $8 still pretty hip deal at $16 fr’reel Tho.

        Ps if you need to feel better I dropped maeda BC he was driving me mad, before his start and benched Hendricks vs LA. I’d be up 7-3 if I started then. Prettaay cool. In may just go see if I can climb Gateway arch on a rainy day after the last 24hrs.

  62. BBHHI says:
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    Grey,

    Any thoughts on Hentges? Clearly the brief playing history doesn’t indicate anything special. HOWEVER, the limited news from the Alternate Site seems extremely positive. I just have a sneaky expectation that this guy is going to be another Cleveland surprise (albeit future) ace.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t mind a flyer in a deep league, but right now it’s nothing more

  63. Ryan Horner says:
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    Grey, need a trade opinion in a H2H points league. I’d be trading Suarez/Montas/Urquidy for Moncada/Wheeler/David Peterson. Which side do you prefer?

  64. ESPN points, ROS

    Brandon Lowe is killing me….

    Would you drop for:

    Polanco
    Profar
    Enrique Hernandez
    Nicky Lopez
    Odor

    Slip pickins at 2B

    Thanks

  65. primetime says:
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    Grey,

    Biggio droppable? 10 team keeper OBP league.

    • primetime says:
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      possibly Josh Rojas, Nick Sentzel, Jorge Polanco

  66. TualatinTwoStep says:
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    Who has two thumbs and said months ago that Hiura was giving him vibes of Kolton Wong the year he hit .086 and got sent to the minors? This guy!

    Pretty glad I traded him in my dynasty league with MiLB rosters for Kershaw, Skubal, and Luisangel Acuna.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Look at the big brains on us!

      • TualatinTwoStep says:
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        HAHAHAHA damn right!

  67. Cohen says:
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    Wong or Hoerner?
    Croneworth or Walker?

  68. eballs says:
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    Need one (5×5 h2h)

    Bader
    Fletcher
    Dylan Moore
    Hays

    Also, don’t risk it with Wood today right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs…Bader or Hays

      Don’t risk it with Wood

  69. Steve says:
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    Better batty call today: Duhon in Coors or Beaty for a double header at Wrigley?

    Thanks

    • NUX says:
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      Beaty is out for first game also. Need to check the lineup for the Giants, Dubon may not play both either. But I would go with Dubon, in fact I am myself in a few places

  70. Jack says:
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    Please rank H. Dozier, J. Rojas, France ROS. 12-team H2H cats. Thx.

  71. citizen5 says:
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    Need to replace @%#$ Luzardo
    Pick one for Ks and QS in May rest of the month…
    Heaney
    McClanahan
    Mize

  72. Alan2112 says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 Team CBS Weekly H2H Points Custom League

    Here are my current SP’s:

    Shane Bieber
    Julias Urias
    Dinelson Lamet
    Freddy Peralta
    Lance McCullers Jr
    Charlie Morton
    Steven Matz
    JT Brubaker

    Should I pick up one of these guys available on our Waivers:

    Taijuan Walker
    Robbie Ray
    Joe Ross
    Carlos Martinez

    -Or stash
    Shane McClanahan (needs 4 more starts to qualify as a SP)

    -Or stash either
    Steve Gonsolin or Miles Mikolas? They are supposed to be back this month.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Waivers guys are streamers…CMart has a good matchup this week… McClanahan is a fine stash

  73. No Bueno says:
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    Please rank ROS Lance Lynn, Sonny Gray, Luis Castillo. Thanks

  74. Jack says:
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    Dom Nunez or Grandal? Or mix-and-match? Thx.

  75. PDX Express says:
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    Grey – first time writer, long-time reader. Thanks for curating such a great group of content creators, and all of the work you do.

    Question for you: ROS, how would you rank these players, 5×5 OBP league, 12 teams?
    D. Moore
    K. Wong
    J. Polanco
    N. Hoerner
    Adolis Garcia
    A. Vaughn (last two are OF wildcards for when K. Marte is back, and he slides into my 2B)

    I really appreciate it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Wong, Polanco, Moore

      • PDX Express says:
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        Thank you sir!

  76. T Bunz says:
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    I’ve got Ryu coming off the IL. Drop McClanahan, Montgomery or Montas?

    • 183414 says:
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      Why would you drop Montas ?

      • NUX says:
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        So that he can keep Monty and McClanahan? I would prob drop Montas here. And also, I think Grey will say the same. He is not a Montas guy. But the McClanahan thinkg may be roster dependent. Maybe you can wait until after the Rays game today to help you make your decision? Just a thought

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m not a Montas guy — JoMo has been beyond boring recently, and I can’t start McClanahan today, so he’s a matchups guy for now… McClanahan has actual upside tho

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Montas I could start at home…tho I don’t trust him…Lots of coin flips here — not close to being a slam dunk for Montas

        • T Bunz says:
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          Yea Ryu doesn’t come back til Thursday so I guess we’ll see how McClanahan does today. Start em if you get em…

          • NUX says:
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            Nah its not start em if you got em, we’re saying the exact opposite on McLanahan lol

        • 183414 says:
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          McClanahan won’t throw 100 innings. Montas better than Montgomery. No offense, but you are allowed to disagree with Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JoMo or Shane, depends if you need safe vs. upside

      • NUX says:
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        lol! I was off here

  77. Thundershoe says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Who would you start out of: T. Anderson @CHC, C-Mart vs COL, Dunning vs SEA, Canning vs TB, or Peterson vs ARI?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dunning, C-Mart, Canning, Peterson — all of them tho

      • Thundershoe says:
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        Thanks!

        Ugh, saw several comments below re: Hoerner – on the IL with forearm strain. Gotta make some IL moves. I have Merryweather and Elieser currently on the IL. Do you think Merryweather is still worth stashing over Hoerner?

        Also, who’s the add in place of Hoerner – Rojas, Benintendi, Bader? Or perhaps bite the bullet this week and go speculative with a Jarren Duran add?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Forget Hoerner, keep Merryweather

          Bader

  78. toolshed says:
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    14 team league, start 5 OF, 5×5 using obp instead of avg. I need to activate Ryu for his start on Thursday. Which underperformer would you cut: pham or mccutchen. The batted ball data for pham looks like he has been unlucky fwiw..

  79. OaktownSteve says:
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    Got one game out of Nico Hoerner. I’ll be over in the corner eating my Christmas pie.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What happened? He get hurt?

    • NUX says:
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      He wasn’t in the lineup for yesterdays game before it got cancelled. I thought he was just on the bench so they could keep pretending that Duffy/Bote matter. What happened?

    • crimedog says:
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      I just picked him up 2 hours ago and he goes on the IL 1 hour ago. Waivers are twice a week. sigh.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ugh, this is the worst timing for weekly

  80. 183414 says:
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    Lindor batting .063 with r.i.s.p.
    He’s hitting .150 overall.
    This is slump that has now lasted over 2/2 a season. His power numbers have declined over last 3-4 years.
    Struck out with bases loaded and left 6 more runners on bases.
    Mets can look forward to paying him $30mil. a year for 12 years.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t see the cause for major concern

      • 183414 says:
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        Look at last year. Can even look at 2019 v. Previous years.
        Can’t believe this guy got $350 mil. for 12 years.

  81. lwomack58 says:
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    Need a 2nd baseball until I can work a trade or someone drops on the wire

    Lux
    Polanco
    J. Harrison
    Berti (off wire tomorrow)
    Villar
    Profar
    S. Castro
    Cesar Hernandez
    I. Happ(Not sure if he’s hurt and out for a while)

    Just need the best.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ if healthy, otherwise Villar

  82. ichirosan says:
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    Dynasty league, 16 teams H2H, we keep 20 players plus minor leagues. My team’s contention window is basically this season plus 2 or 3 more, depending on how things break out.

    Trade Robert for Moncada + Mackenzie Gore?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not in a dynasty

  83. Ben says:
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    Starting Ynoa today at Washington? He’s been great, but still a little worried.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d be worried

  84. William Hung says:
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    Wong needs to steal some bases

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That would be nice

  85. primetime says:
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    K Wong or J Rojas? OBP

  86. thetodd says:
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    Grey, thanks for all you do for the fantasy community! I have a trade question in a points league. I was offered Snell for my Gausman, which I originally declined. However, it is a keeper league and Snell can be kept in the 11th round next year if I wanted. Also, Snell still has more trade value in our league, so I’m debating doing the deal. Even if I don’t want Snell, I think I can flip and get a better return than I could for Gausman. Not really sure what, are your thoughts? Snell can’t keep averaging over 5 BB/9 can he?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem! I’d take Snell

  87. Steve says:
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    Haven’t heard much chatter about Nelson potentially joining the rotation. Curious why the Dodgers would sit on such a potentially valuable arm… trying to Maeda-him I guess (they were surprising a Cy-Young contender in that instance as well).

    You holding Nelson until the rotation shakes out? Lost Hicks as a RP and wondering if I should drop Nelson for someone like Treinen with great stats and a chance for vulture saves.

    Pretty competitive 14T with QS & k/9

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d hold Nelson, Dodgers haven’t had to make a move yet, so they might still do it

  88. Steve says:
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    Haven’t heard much chatter about Nelson potentially joining the rotation. Curious why the Dodgers would sit on such a potentially valuable arm… trying to Maeda-him I guess (they were surprising a Cy-Young contender in that instance as well).

    You holding Nelson until the rotation shakes out? Lost Hicks as a RP and wondering if I should drop Nelson for someone like Treinen with great stats and a chance for vulture saves.

    Pretty competitive 14T with QS & k/9

    Thanks

    • Steve says:
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      Surprising=suppressing

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d hold Nelson, Dodgers haven’t had to make a move yet, so they might still do it

  89. Brett says:
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    Would you rather Alex Reyes or Edwin Diaz?

  90. JC says:
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    Should I start Alex wood in Colorado today?

  91. Schoolboy P says:
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    What if I told you that I traded Vlad Jr and Paddack for Robert and May this offseason… FML

  92. aardvark says:
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    Would you trade my sonny gray and wood for snell? Or my F. Peralta and wood for snell? Or hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Gray…Freddy/Wood sounds fine

  93. dmax04 says:
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    H2H Points League

    I’ve been stashing Kelenic since the draft. I don’t need the spot right now. Keep stashing or grab Kiriloff and put him to work?

    • dmax04 says:
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      I do get penalized for strike outs, if that’s a factor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stash if you don’t need it

  94. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Can you explain to me what the White Sox are doing? They know Robert has a grade 3 hip strain, and not only will he be out 12-16 weeks at a minimum, but probably needs season ending surgery. Why havent they put him on the IL yet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They will before their game

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        ok but you think he is done for the season?

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            ok thanks for the input. I am looking at rplacements for him. Not many choices:

            Naquin
            Dyson
            Tauchman
            Inciarte (on IL eligible to come off today)

            or hold

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Tauchman in Coors

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                i have Tanner Rainey 3 holds, 8.64 k/9, 6.48 era. Would you drop him for any of the following:

                Tim Hill (SD) 5 holds, 11.85 k/9, 1.35 era
                Victor Gonzalez (LAD) 7 holds ,6.00 k/9, 2.00 era
                Sam Howard (PIT) 5 holds, 12.66 k/9, 3.38 era
                Tyler Chatwood (TOR) 4 holds, 12.96 k/9, 0.00 era

                • Scott Kimmel says:
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                  looking at hill and chatwood

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    cant get victor, game started. who is someone that I would want to keep season long?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I tell you someone for the season, and you’re worried about a game starting?

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      it would have to be tomorrow. once the gane starts it would be tomorrows roster

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      I grabbed him and will be on tomorrows roster. thanks for the help

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

  95. Sandman says:
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    Hi Grey,

    i hope you’re doing well!

    In a 10 team h2h standard 5×5 cat, which side do you like more? Is it close? Also, who would you pick, Lowe or Cron?

    A) Gleyber Torres & Cronenworth
    or
    B) Marcus Semien & (Nate Lowe OR CJ Cron)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B, Cron, it’s close

  96. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    When Ryu returns on Thur, who’s the cut? Erod, Kluber, Wainwright, Plesac, Bassit, Desclafani, Means, and Gausman.

    BTW, in case you wonder why I have such stellar pitching, realize that 6 (of my 1st 7 picks) were Soto, Bellinger, Roberts., ElRoy, Hiura, and Ketel Marte.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Waino — Ugh, tough sledding on that draft

  97. No Bueno says:
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    Is it nuts to start Oviedo vs NYM tonight?

  98. KevinB says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Is there a tool that can give the current value of Yermin Mercedes? I looked at the Draft Analyzer and I don’t know what to say about the results. I am trying to find what type of player I can expect to trade Yermin Mercedes for, regardless of team needs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s around a top 100 player now…Maybe 25/.280 with no speed

      • KevinB says:
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        Thanks! Interesting. Would that be in Gleyber Torre or Patrick Corbin territory?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds about right

        • KevinB says:
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          I am trying to gauge his value against an overperforming player for a future trade.

  99. Hope Baby Contreras can hold fort as my C2 while A. Kirk is on IL, boy sure seems like injuries are off the charts in the early going. Thankfully been able to land some quality waiver pickups like T. O’Neill, A. Hays, Clase and Staumont. SAGNOF! Have a great day bro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, injuries have hurt a few of my teams badly

      You too, Smitty!

  100. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    1. Who’s the choice (tomorrow): Heaney (vs TB); Kikuchi (vs Balt)

    2. Who’s the choice (intermediate term): Montas or Heaney? Is either more than just a streamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Heaney
      2. Heaney

  101. Michael b says:
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    Should I start ryan weathers (padres) or domingo german (yankees)? I picked up german to stream then realized ryan weathers is possibly predicted to do better, what’s your opinion on this? I could use some Ks and a low era, also a win wouldn’t hurt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know what teams they’re on, I don’t know what teams they’re facing — Prolly German

      • Michael b says:
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        German is facing Astros, weathers is facing the Pittsburg pirates, apologies for not clarifying, I kind of agree I’ll probably leave german unless they’re opponents greatly change things in this situation. Thanks for the help

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, I kinda like Weathers better now

      • Michael b says:
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        Also on a different note, once german or weathers plays i plan on dropping them for robbie ray (who some people think is good now) 1. do you buy into robbie ray being good now (or at least good enough to not stream) and 2. Are players like Mackenzie gore and kelenic close enough to be called up that I should pick them up? Kelenic is on my roster and gore is on waivers but I’ve heard they’re both coming up soon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No on Ray 2. Yes, Kelenic should be owned

  102. abk111 says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Probably won’t get him because we are too low but someone dropped Kyle Tucker again. Would you drop Adolis Garcia for him? Think he will get his shit together?

    A

      • abk111 says:
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        thanks man

  103. stevie says:
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    Any streaming appeal for tomorrow? We’re looking at Kikuchi vs Bal and Weaver @ Mia.
    Either? Neither? Both? Thanks Grey for a great Tuesday write-up!

  104. Danny says:
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    Drop B. Reynolds for Senzel? We track bb and k, which has me interested in Senzel, also he should be getting 2b soon which is nice

  105. Justin Ralph says:
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    Grey,

    The last place team in my keeper league is getting desperate. He just offered me Lindor and Flaherty for Bichette. I also have Trea Turner who I could offer instead and he has Buehler who I could try for. What do you think?

    This is tough because I am in first and cruising along nicely but damn, that’s a tough offer to turn down.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s solid, I wouldn’t be able to turn it down, but could see it if you did

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        How worried are you about Lindor?

        • Justin Ralph says:
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          Last pre season I stocked up on Tatis baseball cards because of your rankings. That worked out well. This year I did the same with Bichette so trading him would be extra tough!

          • Justin Ralph says:
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            Would you rather have Buehler or Flaherty in a keeper league?

              • Justin Ralph says:
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                Sorry Grey one more question. Can you please choose a side?

                1. Trout, Lindor, G. Cole, Flaherty and Buehler.

                2. Bichette, Springer, DeGrom, Scherzer, Moran.

                • Justin Ralph says:
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                  I bought you a Boba for all your help!

    • Chucky says:
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      If you have Turner, why not ask for both Buheler and Flaherty. Throw in a #3 type SP along with his choice of Turner or Bichette

    • 183414 says:
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      You’re in 1st w/out Lindor. Why press your luck. Consider yourself lucky.

      • captain obvious says:
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        This sounds ridiculous to me. I don’t think anyone would do the first trade, then Trout is in there. Yeah right.

      • captain obvious says:
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        This sounds ridiculous to me. I don’t think anyone would do the first trade, then Trout is in there. Yeah right.

  106. Cohen says:
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    Grey, please pick the 2 streamers u like the best out of these?
    Kikuchi home vs Orioles
    Heaney home vs Rays
    Picetta home vs Tigers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kikuchi home vs Orioles
      Heaney home vs Rays

  107. Funscombe says:
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    Thanks for a great write up Grey!

    Now that Roberts hip is detached from his leg (how dare this guy hustle to first) and now that I am detached from my 2nd round draft pick I have some pitching calls to make. 10 team head to head categories.

    Staff:
    Flaherty
    Ryu
    Eflin
    Bassitt
    Means
    McClanahan
    Duffy
    Fried

    I see the sentiment in here is meh on McClanahan. I think I’m gonna roll the die, I’ll let ya all know how the water is.

    Start Fried Wed vs. Nats?

    Also I want to start Ryu Thursday but will need a drop to process that activation. Who gets the axe..see who does worse between Fried and Mclanahan? Don’t think any of my other names would be worth dropping over one of those two…what do you think? Or maybe give Ryu a week? I hate to do that, he is usually fine when he returns from these little interruptions.

    Thanks as always for your illuminating writing!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, brutal

      Start Fried, Ryu

      No problem

      • Funscombe says:
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        Many thanks sir!

        On that drop I will just see how Fried and Mclanahan look today/tomorrow. Will probably have to drop the latter for Ryu’s return, unless Fried looks really awful or Mclanahan really dazzles vs. Trout and co.

        Appreciate your time!

  108. CP says:
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    Can you rank bader, avisail garcia, and naquin ROS please?

    Thanks!

  109. ESPN Points, ROS

    Robbie Ray or Heaney? Close?

    Thanks

  110. Chucky says:
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    Lost Robert, like many others. My current OF is Betts, Lewis and Adolis. Senzel and Biggio on the bench. WW available are Pollock, Kepler, JUp, Eaton, Hays, Happ. Daza ( full week of Coors next week), Cutch and CDick amongst a cast of other undesirables. It’s a Keep forever 10 man, 12 team. Have to keep Robert, who will occupy a roster slot ( no IL). Any moves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler over Senzel depending on needs

  111. swaggerjackers says:
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    Please pick two IL pitchers to stash.

    Framber
    Elieser
    Gonsolin

    Thanks G!

    Also, what a bummer on the Ni-co Hoerney news. I thought Happ was the one that got roughed up based on the replay.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Elieser — I know on Hoerner, makes no sense

  112. martinrostoker says:
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    1. Have Ryan Weathers on my active roster for today against Pitt (Keller). He is scheduled to pitch. Would you keep him on the active roster for today?
    2. Have JA Happ on my active roster and plan on keeping him there as active against Texas (Gibson). Do you agree?
    3. Have a chance to get Jeffrey Springs. Would you get him? I would then drop Chris Flexan, Chris Rodriquez or Jordan Montgomery.

    Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure
      2. Yes
      3. Flexen

      • martinrostoker says:
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        Would you take Austin Hays off waivers and drop a pitcher like Chris Rodrquez or Jordan Montgomery or wait for a better player before waiving these pitchers?

        Thanks again for your help!!

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          Those pitchers are trash.
          You can drop them like a bag of dirt.

          • martinrostoker says:
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            Thanks for taking your time! I need all of the help that you can give.!

          • martinrostoker says:
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            Thanks!!!!

  113. Long Bawls says:
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    Have/had Robert, Bellinger, Ketel, Hoerner, and Merryweather on my team.. When they say “if you build it, they will come,” I had no idea “it” was a long-term care facility.

  114. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Grey, in a holds + saves league would you drop any of Jose Alvarado, Whitlock or Suter for Pomeranz?

    Also would you stash Hiura in NA over Adell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alvarado

      Yes, Hiura

  115. Hank says:
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    Grey,

    How long do you think it will be until we see Kelenic and Franco in the bigs? Are they there for a tune-up or are they late season call-ups?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelenic in weeks, Franco in months

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        You’ve been saying in weeks for too many weeks!!
        Stupid Mariners.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Grimey! I know! Haha

  116. Steamin Beamen says:
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    With the loss of Robert I’m struggling today to think of a worthy compliment for your silky stache and overall handsomeness, but know I’m humbled by both…any the hoo few questions

    1) Could you rank the following…Avisail Garcia, Austin Hays, Joc Pederson, Willie Calhoun

    2A) What are the Rays doing with Luis Patino? Does he become a full time starter anytime soon?
    2B) If so, best guess as to when?
    2C) If not, is he a drop?

    3) Is Hunter Dozier above any of the 4 you ranked in question 1?

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha
      1. Hays, Willie
      2. Seems like a multi-inning reliever

      3. Meh, depends on needs

  117. Mike says:
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    Hey Grey! I have a quick question for you. I currently have Rendon as my 3B, and Kiner-Falefa as a C/3B/SS and I also have Kelly at C as needed.

    My issue is that I like my hitting, but I currently have a hitting bench of 4 and all of the following players can play 1B. Can you please tell me 2 of the list below to DROP? Thanks.

    * Yuli Gurriel (1B, 3B)
    * Jesus Agilar (1B)
    * Alex Kirilloff (1B, OF)
    * Alex Bohm (1B,3B)

    Also note that I have two catchers, but I’m trying to keep Kelley.

    Thanks!

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      Seems like a shallow league so drop whoever you feel isn’t hitting. I’d hang on to Bohm tho that’s prolly just me.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      and don’t hold two catchers…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aguilar, Gurriel

      • Mike says:
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        Hey Grey! I have a quick question for you. I currently have Rendon as my 3B, and Kiner-Falefa as a C/3B/SS and I also have Kelly at C as needed.

        My issue is that I like my hitting, but I currently have a hitting bench of 4 and all of the following players can play 1B. Can you please tell me 2 of the list below to DROP? Thanks.

        * Yuli Gurriel (1B, 3B)
        * Jesus Agilar (1B)
        * Alex Kirilloff (1B, OF)
        * Alex Bohm (1B,3B)

        Also note that I have two catchers, but I’m trying to keep Kelley.

        Thanks!

        • Mike says:
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          Please ignore, not sure why this posted again… sorry.

  118. Vegas Jim says:
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    Tapia or O’neil for Lou Bob ROS? Could use some pop which scares me about Tapia. TiA

  119. William Hung says:
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    Sixto is not at the alternate site due to injury? I was going to stash him on the IL but he’s NA instead. Seems odd…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe it was a team move…He’s injured still, they’re hoping June

  120. Dancin Homer says:
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    Hittertron absolutely HATES Arenado today vs. deGrom… am I crazy to bench him for Bohm?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      I would die a happy man if I could prove to you that Homer Simpson has the intelligence of a 6-year-old!

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Wow, you’ve got pencils with your name on them—just like a pencil company executive. I’d give anything for one of these!

        • frankgrimes says:
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          Nice!

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Came back to say that it’s a moot point because Arenado is benched…than I come to find out that deGrom is now scratched as well…

        what is going on today???

  121. William Hung says:
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    So I’ve been checking players off of that statcast website: https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/

    The shocker so far: Matt Chapman’s sprint speed is in the 81st % – how is he not even attempting to steal in his career????

    In perspective, Wong is 58% and Kyle Lewis is under 50%

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      I would die a happy man if I could prove to you that William Hung has the intelligence of a 6-year-old!

      • William Hung says:
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        Too bad they killed off Frank Grimes so quickly. Wish he was a recurring character

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Feels like small sample things

      • William Hung says:
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        Yeah, I thought that was career and not for the season – so looking back on Chapman, did you know his sprint speed % was 87.5% back in 2017, 80% in 2018, 75% in 2019, 68% in 2020, and then 81% this year so far

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I didn’t realize that, but he doesn’t seem to want to use it

        • NUX says:
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          Long way to go for 2021. Sounds like the full picture is telling us that over the next few months, he will slow down dramatically and end up around 60ish% if you were to look at it in October.

          • William Hung says:
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            yeah, but still shocked how well he ranked in previous seasons

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn! Grimey with the terrible news

  122. FireRobManfred says:
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    I took the Dustin May injury taciturnly. I was even able to withstand LouBob going down for the season. But this morning I woke up to my beloved Nico Hoerner on the IL-10 and I am broken. I called in sick and have been sobbing all day. 2B is so bad.

  123. Funscombe says:
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    ET TU DEVERS?

    It’s supposed to be minor but come on fantasy baseballer gods. I’m not gonna have a team left here!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I can’t even

  124. chris pierce says:
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    Grey, is Mad Bum still considered a streamer or should he be owned?

    10 team keeper K/9 QS

    Bieber
    Nola
    Glasnow
    Maeda
    Urias

    Civale
    Manaea
    Tailon
    Gore M

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      10 teams? Nah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Taillon on matchups

  125. Harper Better Than Trout says:
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    My boy Juan Soto is getting activated. Who’s the drop? Gurriel Jr, Wong, or Tyler O’Neill?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      I’d dump O’Neil… depends on needs tho

  126. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    I am not having much fun this season!

    At 10:09 AM, I asked which pitcher to cut in preparation for Ryu’s return — you said Wainwright (so he’s gone!). Now I need to cut another SP so I can get an infielder to replace Nico — i.e., who’s the (next) cut? Erod, Kluber, Plesac, Bassit, Desclafani, Means, Gausman, and Ryu.

    • Norman Ginsberg says:
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      I just saw the prior post that Soto has been activated. So I am having a little fun.

        • Norman Ginsberg says:
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          Still need to cut a pitcher for Nico — your suggestion?

  127. Brett says:
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    League with category for holds and another for save.

    Current reliever’s are: Romano, Victor Gonzalez Reyes and Clase

    How would you priortize these trade targets: Will Smith, Diego Castillo, Karinchak

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Karinchak, Smith

      • Brett says:
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        Would you trade Civale for any of them (Karinchak, Smith, Castillo)? Current starters are: Bieber, Lynn, Castillo, Rogers, Plesac, Means, Mahle, Civale, Luzardo (IL)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, any of them…

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      The one you have to give up the least for… but don’t trade for some shitty closer just wait and swoop next one that comes around.

  128. Alps says:
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    With Soto coming off IL
    Who is the drop
    Upton or Biggio
    Leaning towards Upton even though Biggio has been awful
    Your Thoughts?
    Thanks Grey

    • Alps says:
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      Sorry
      Also would you start Ynoa against Washington
      He pitched well the 1st time he saw them. Which is why I am concerned about repeating

        • Alps says:
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          thanks Pal
          I appreciate your opinion

  129. speill says:
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    Would you start Wood in The Mile high City?

  130. Brett says:
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    Keeper question. We keep 5. Free Agents can be kept for $5 (we have a 260 budget) for only the 1 year after they are picked up. We have 3 IL spots. I drafted Robert for $26, so I won’t keep him at that price. I have an open IL spot for now which I put Robert in, but what I’m struggling with is do I cut him when I don’t have an IL spot for him and risk someone else being able to keep him at $5.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Grimey

      • Brett says:
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        Sorry, did I miss his comment?

        • frankgrimes says:
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          Baller move… you drop him and pick him back up!

  131. Uglee says:
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    Thanks as always Grey!

    I lost Bellinger, now Robert… Luckily I have been able to maintain, and grabbed Benintendi off the wire.

    Was offered a trade – My Freddy Peralta for Harper, and Charlie Morton. Do I hold with Benintendi and Peralta?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      Freddy for Harper?? lmao

      • William Hung says:
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        Harper owner must be a huge brewers fan

    • NUX says:
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      That is, um….. something else. You didn’t hit accept yet?

  132. toolshed says:
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    McClanahan or pearson ros? The pearson activation seem imminent at least until the next setback. Tb usage of pitchers is a ??? but the skills are there. Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      pearson once activated

  133. hondo says:
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    kyle Hendricks is looking pretty good.Think he’s been just a little off or is he actually meh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I don’t mind him if he’s throwing better

  134. Jason says:
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    Please rank these three pitchers for this week’s matchup and beyond:
    Eovaldi vs Detroit
    Kim vs Mets
    Kikuchi vs Bal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi vs Detroit

      Kikuchi vs Bal
      Kim vs Mets

  135. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    In a 6×6 15 team keeper league w/ QS, OBP and K/9 as the not so standard cats. Mulling over my Eloy/Clevinger for his Mad Max/Castellanos to make a run at it this year. What are your thoughts overall and specifically on the Greek God of hard contact?

    Thanks!

  136. Brett says:
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    Lindor has been Ice Cold. Keep rolling him out there or do you bench him for Bohm until we see something?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roll him out there

  137. DonnieB says:
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    In a 12 team roto, I have an OF of Conforto,Laureano, O’Neill,Schwarber and Happ. Bellinger and LouBob on IL. Do you like Austin Hays over any of them or over Gavin Lux on my bench? Thanks and great write up.

  138. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Need a 2B (to replace Nico): “Best” available are Dylan Moore; Luis Urias; and Freddy Galvis. Who should I claim?

  139. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Would it be wise to sit D German v HOU tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t sound great

  140. Gator says:
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    Biggio or Lewis, in a keeper league? Thanks!

  141. Dingo37 says:
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    If your catcher is Sean Murphy, is Joey Bart a must add?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why? Is Posey injured?

      • frankgrimes says:
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        They prolly just getting him some ABs in game two with Gausmans Covid.

  142. DonnieB says:
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    In a 12 team roto, would you prefer Hays over Schwarber, Happ, or Lux? Thanks and great write up.

  143. rotisserie.jedi says:
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    Sad news from the fantasy baseball franchise calling itself “Redshirts.” Luis Robert, taken earlier in the 2021 fantasy draft at the high price of a 3rd round pick, is lost to us for the remainder of the fantasy season. The official cause of, um, his demise, is listed as a hip flexor, but experienced fantasy managers know better. Following, as it did, the loss of Eloy Jimenez, the staff at the Redshirts organization did some investigating. Sources high in the Redshirts organization now confirm that Robert’s loss was no accident. The officials interviewed said that Robert had been “rubbed out!” While shocking, the allegations are supported by theological evidence from the clergy of at least 2 major religions. “It’s those d*mn prayer octagons from the Vaughn keeper/dynasty owners. All winter long they’ve been gathering together with those old goat bones from 1908 and praying to the fantasy baseball deities to ‘please make sure Andrew was called up, and please make sure he plays a lot.’ Well they got their d*mn wish didn’t they! Did they ever once, just once, think about the implications of invoking the fantasy baseball deities? Did they?!!”

    “Then again, ideal took a vacation once the season started.” Good stuff Grey, Good stuff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, that was awesome…Thanks!

  144. JP says:
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    Need a bat replacement for Robert, was offered Hampson/Rodon for Darvish/Swanson? Is it close?

  145. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey grey! In a keeper league, Muncy (non keeper) or Hays ($4 to keep? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      This year? Muncy

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        2022 on hays I assume if he gets that 25/15 type breakout?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, better guys to take a keeper flyer on as of now

    • captain obvious says:
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      Everyday. Really? Come on man….

  146. Luzardo or Pearson going forward.

    Your thoughts. Thanks!

  147. hot corner says:
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    Glad we were able to get Yelich back for ONE GAME!!!

    • hondo says:
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      If he had to wait tables or run a cash register he’d be at work. Sprained vagina POS.

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        MIL’s the (bigger) POS shit here, almost all players lie about how healthy they are to play. they should have doctors that should’ve looked into his back before he was taken off DL yesterday.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          umm, waiting tables/cash register stuff isn’t the same thing as swinging a bat at super high torque levels on your back the way people do in the best baseball league in the world. i get how stupid it is to have came back yesterday if he’s still hurt (both on him and MIL’s “doctors”) but the physics on these aren’t close. both for hurting himself worse and hitting well this is true. it is utterly ridiculous that he should’ve been playing yesterday, that’s for sure true.

      • captain obvious says:
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        What happened lol.

  148. Steve says:
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    Bad news on Hicks… are you moving on? Sounds like he’s not healthy and certainly not ready to close on back to backs even when he comes back.

    Agree or holding out hope?

    Thanks

  149. Harley Earl says:
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    So what’s your advice for us Hiura owners? Just dump him? Even on a dynasty and keeper teams? Or hold on for a month or so and see what happens?

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      dropping him is similar to what i did with ozuna in a deep dynasty where i had a prospect and OF crunch years ago after he was sent down after roughly a month of similar levels to one month of this year hiura’s play. that didn’t turn out so well when he came back in like 2ish weeks and did quite well on somebody else’s roster. obv BN size matters here or stash slot amounts.

      • Harley Earl says:
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        I did the same thing with Ozuna. But the difference was I saw Ozuna when he was in the minors on a trip through Memphis. He hit a bomb and looked focussed. When I got home that night, I added him back to my roster and sure enough he was called back up a few days later. I was very very fortunate to have it work out that way.

      • Harley Earl says:
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        I’m gunna hold on for a little while. There’s nobody on the waiver wire worth adding in any of my leagues. They’re all deep, 14 teams, 30 man rosters and most have 6-8 DL slots filled along with 5-10 NA slots filled.

        • captain obvious says:
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          Then why ask?

  150. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    oh yeah yelich and cain are real healthy, they’re in worse shape than springer, these 2 can’t even play 2 days in a row. that’s the s.victorino-type healthy. meanwhile, did ANYBODY have any clue grin and lamet would be starting today or even soon? he is. i had typed this originally before yelich again went to DL. apparently MIL figured out how goofy this is too just lately.

  151. M is for Mookie says:
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    6×6 league with OPS – two questions

    1) Wong or Lowrie at 2B (ROS or just temporarily)

    2) Need RBI, AVG, OPS, or QS and have one available spot due to Yelich going back to IL. Pick one WW of: Adolis Garcia, Austin Hays, Soler; Happ, Urena, Anderson, or Singer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Wong
      2. Adolis

  152. JP says:
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    France or Swanson ROS?

    Thank you!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      he’s gonna say swanson, meanwhile france went pretty damn cold lately (albeit if we’re being fair to this year results he was hotter than anything swanson’s done yet up till he short term injury a few days ago). also, lineup-wise, the teams these 2 play on aren’t even kinda close. batting 2nd (france was earlier) might not be worth more than 6th (swanson is now) on ATL, even if they were exactly the same person (not that i’m arguing they are).

  153. Scott says:
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    Adolis, Pham, Avisail, Kelenic, Mountcastle.
    Can you rank them please?
    Thanks!

  154. Rob Larsen says:
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    Trade offer….considering buy low on lowe..thoughts

    Team A means and cronenworth

    TEAM B. MACKENZIE and Brandon lowe

  155. stevie says:
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    Just need to announce that I am rage quitting on Marquez!! You said not to draft him and damn if I did it anyway. You gotta have a limit and 8 runs in an inning is more than enough. Folks, always listen to Mr Albright!

    • captain obvious says:
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      You get what you deserve, sorry bud.

  156. SteveNZ says:
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    11 of my first 12 picks have either sucked, or been injured.

    • SteveNZ says:
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      The vast majority, injured.

      • SteveNZ says:
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        Story
        Bellinger
        Devers
        Eloy
        Lynn
        Ryu
        Swanson
        Lourdes
        Rasiel
        Urias
        Santander
        Corbin

  157. Steven says:
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    Pham, Hays, Bader, Vaughn, Mountcastle, Bell, Cain or Dozier
    Can you pick up one to replace Yelich?
    Thank you!

  158. Life of Brian says:
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    12 team standard 5X5 mixed H2H. I have not gotten much production out of 2B or SS (drafted Happ & Swanson; currently also have Profar & Josh Rojas). Owner in my league wants to trade hitting for pitching. Should I offer Cesar Valdez for Hampson? (My other RPs are Kimbrel, Rodriguez & Talor Rogers)

  159. Alps says:
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    Grey
    This is a crazy day. I have 3 guys who came off of the IL today
    You already helped me with the other 2
    The last is Soria
    I need saves. I realize no guarantee he gets them but he maybe Arizona’s best option right now
    Do I drop Pineda or Ynoa I would say Duffy too but I can’t with the way he is pitching.
    So who is the choice
    Thanks

  160. alps says:
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    great thanks
    At least my team is getting healthy. It seems like more guys are heading to the IL everyday
    Have a good night

  161. SteveNZ says:
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    Tapia! Thanks to whoever dropped him in my league.

    • scoboticus says:
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      LOL. Wasn’t me!!!

  162. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    No deGrom tonight. Lamet starting, though. Amir G. 7-game suspension.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn really laid it on Amir

  163. CP says:
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    Brian Anderson or Bader?

    Thanks!

  164. scoboticus says:
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    My first grand slam batty call, with Ramiel Tapia tonight. So nice!

    • captain obvious says:
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      On waivers? Ok.

  165. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey?

    Yelich back one day.
    For many more he shall leave.
    Large hole in outfield.

    Who are the best three waiver replacements out of this lot: Pollock, Dickerson, Calhoun, Soler, Senzel, Margot, Tauchman, Bader, and Dozier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Poop! Bader, Senzel, Soler

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        Was reading a conversation above on trading cards and their resurgence over the past 16-months. In the early days of the pandemic when the “Last Dance” came out, I went through all of my old 80s/90s basketball/baseball cards. It was a good trip down memory lane.

        Anythehoo…I only have between 30-to-50 cards that are worth being graded, but I’m in charge of my father-in-law’s 50s/60s/70s baseball cards (it’s pretty amazing to look through his collection) and need to find the best route to getting cards graded. Do you have any suggestions?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t but the Travis Hafner guy prolly would…he’s in the comments every day to ask

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            Gotcha…thanks Grey!

              • Justin Ralph says:
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                PSA is the best one to send to but they are so busy that they have stopped accepting cards. If you don’t want to wait for them to open back up I would recommend SGC.

                BTW if you invest in Greys breakout player each year you will do very good. Tatis last year and Bichette this year.

  166. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Would you drop Yadiel Hernandez for Michael Tauchman?

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        ok doing it now. thanks again.

        • Scott Kimmel says:
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          would you drop Rainey for Loaisiga?

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            drop rainey for Loaisiga, Hill, Howard, Coonrod or Chatwood

  167. Gregg Jeffries, Future Star says:
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    Chili Davis’ replacement…

    NONE OTHER THAN HUGH QUATTLEBAUM, who I believe is a former Danish pornstar.

    Also, a quattlebaum is a hypothetical unit of quantum measurement popular among physicists in parts of Eastern Europe, Czechia, and for some reason, Skokie, IL.

  168. Brett says:
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    Would you trade Reynolds and Civale for Urias and Austin Hays

  169. Tom says:
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    Hey there Grey,
    12 Team Roto
    With the most recent Yelich news would you try and sell now for 50-75 cents on the dollar? Something like a Jared Walsh? Shoot higher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take 50 cents, Walsh sounds decent

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Oof

  170. SteveNZ says:
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    Hunter Renfroe is 8/21 over the last 7 days with a dinger, 3 runs and 6 RBI. Is your mustache starting to twitch?

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      2 dingers now!

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        I’d assume you prefer him to Tauchman?

    • The Harrow says:
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      i was forced into adding him for probably the 3rd time in the last 10 days in 10 team AL only (with OBP over AVG and total bases, which probably balances out his weakness/strengths) when lou bob went out. s.brown had been tried there but no matter what rosterresource says he’s NOT the righty (i.e. good side) side platooner. also had piscotty for a bit. renfroe was easily the most liked not owned guy who also plays regularly over the next 7 day rater so i’ll take it. also added him today (over moreland, OAK plays a LOT of lefties lately and in next few days) in deep 16 teamer. by today i meant tues.

  171. scoboticus says:
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    Ynoa pitch slapped his opponent for the second time this season.

  172. Regan says:
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    Got offered Means and Duffy for Clase. Would leave me with just Barnes as a closer but im mid pack in saves, last in wins, and first in ERA and WHIP. What do you think?

  173. William Hung says:
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    Merrifield must be powered by all your preseason schmohawk quotes – he’s up to 10 SBs for the season now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha