During the slow Monday, when there was five games on the docket, and half of them were Yankees, I started thinking about some either/or’s.  Though maybe because I was listening to Elliott Smith — that guy was uplifting!  Luis Severino was out doing his norm — 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.20 and 0.93 WHIP with peripherals that are just as gorge — 10.7 K/9, 2.2 BB/9, 2.83 xFIP.  First either/or for you, wait for it, here it comes, follow the arrow –> Next year, Luis Severino or Kershaw?  Is it even close?  Don’t think it is.  Okay, next either/or, Luis Severino or every pitcher not named Max Scherzer?  Maybe, maybe not.  There’s pitchers with better peripherals than Severino right now — Scherzer, deGrom, Cole, Corbin, Kluber and Syndergaard.  Throwing the two Mets out because they’re injury risks; Corbin and Cole don’t have the track record; semicolons are fun.  That leaves us with Scherzer, Kluber and Severino.  So, three’s company, and Severino is Joyce DeWitt.  Come and knock on my door!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Didi Gregorius – 1-for-4, 1 run and his 7th steal, hitting .245.  Obviously been struggling over the last six weeks or so, but, hootie-hoo, did not realize he had stolen so many bases already.  He’s already reached his career high, and is now on pace for 20+ steals.  If that came with 27+ homers, that’s a pretttttay, pretttttay good year, even if it comes with a .245 average.

Austin Romine – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .373.  Too bad the Yanks have that other catcher, what’s his name again, Harry Tanchez?

Gleyber Torres – 1-for-7 and his 10th homer, hitting .307.  Why do I already want to avoid him for next year at his presumably inflated price?

Greg Bird – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  If you own Bird, and your fantasy team is not named, My Corner Man Is A Bird Your Argument Is Invalid, then I don’t even know you.  Also, we go over Bird on the podcast that’s coming later today.  You can hardly wait.  No, you!

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-8, 2 runs and his 13th homer.  He was hit earlier in the game by Fiers, and words were exchanged, then, later in the game, Giancarlo drilled a home run and stared Fiers down.  Fiers is a jackass, but if that gets Giancarlo going, God bless that jackass.  Also, Fiers stepping up to Giancarlo is laughable on so many levels.  The biggest one is Giancarlo would literally remove Fiers’ head from his shoulders, then squash his cantaloupe with his man-hands.  Fiers will wish he sat on his testicles and missed the game like Mr. Belvedere sat on his testicles and missed a week of filming.  Snopes verified!  Finally, does Fiers think he’s Ivan Drago?  He hit Giancarlo in the face in a past season with a pitch and knocked him out for the season.  I’m not saying he can’t go inside, but if he hits him shouldn’t he immediately be like, “Yo, my b.”  By stepping to Giancarlo, he’s essentially saying he meant to hit him in his face last time.  What kind of animal is Fiers?!  Besides a Tiger, of course.

Drew VerHagen – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 9.22.  Understandable start here, VerHagen is a character created by Anne Rice and what does she know about baseball?

Nick Castellanos – 2-for-8, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .333.  Do we have any psychic readers?  If so, can you conjure a ghost for me?  I have an idea.  We need a ghost to stand right next to Castellanos as he’s batting, then just as he swings, we need the ghost to poke Castellanos in the ribs so he jerks up and uppercuts the ball.  Hitting .333 is great and all, but is he now a 15-homer hitter?

Leonys Martin – 2-for-7, 3 runs, as he was moved down the order in the 2nd game.  The schmotato de Leonys was kinda predicated on him in the leadoff slot, so it’s worth cyclops’ing.

Roberto Osuna – MLB announces yet again they can’t decide about punishment for someone with an assault charge.  Good stuff, MLB, keep it classy!

Anthony Banda – Wil undergo Tommy John surgery.  This is the third Rays pitcher sent for Tommy John surgery this year.  Sometimes the stamp card is just too enticing!

Matt Davidson – Activated from the DL.  His back issues are said to be behind him. *Groucho removes cigar, raises eyebrow*

Caleb Ferguson – Will be called up to start on Wednesday.  Lot of Cale B’s in the majors recently.  I wonder if a bunch of moms heard Cardi B., the feminist icon, jumped in a time machine and went back 20+ years, got pregnant with the intention of having a girl, but had a boy and named them Cale B.  And by ‘wonder’ I mean that’s likely what happened.  Ferguson only has 47 IP past High-A, but when you lose Kershaw, Maeda, Hill and Ryu you need to make adjustments to short-term plans, which is different than needing to make adjustments in short pants.  The Prospect-o-Nator doesn’t love or hate Ferguson — 8.2 K/9, 4 BB/9 and a 4.17 ERA.  Sounds to me like a mixed league streamer in the right matchups, and an NL-Only own if he’s in the rotation.

Andrew McCutchen – 1-for-5 and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Someone heated up the McCutchoven.

Brandon Crawford – 2-for-2, 2 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .320.  Has hits in nine of the last ten games, and has been one of the lone bright spots on the Giants team offensively (not that their pitching has been great either).

Pablo Sandoval – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .277.  It’s so baseball that Sandoval is still in the league.  If this were football, he’d be out of the sport four years, just off his third arrest, and already on his 2nd year as a preacher.

Zack Godley – 3 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.12.  Bad year to get cute and draft anything with the letters G-O-L-D.  Au crap.

Nick Tropeano – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.35.  Did the Stream-o-Nator fall in love at Disney and it explains Mr. Trop’s Wild Ride?  Of course, it doesn’t mean anything for my stream of Andrew Heaney today, but now I’m suddenly shook.

Justin Upton – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .244, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Upton the boogie!

Jefry Marte – 4-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  Fun fact!  J-Marte goes by the nickname, The Big J.

Jon Jay – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .311, and hitting over .400 in the last week out of the leadoff spot. The Federalist is a schmotato, and very democrat with his production, a little of this and a little of that.  He’s definitely LOL, Lots of Littles.

Cameron RuppTwins signed him to a minors deal.  Molitor said he’s a big Blondie fan, and the thought of walking around singing Rupp-ture is just too delightful!

Zack Littell – Will make his major league debut today, but is reportedly being sent right back down.  His pitching tends to get by on guile, which is good for a 42-year-old vet holding onto a career because if he retires he has to go spend time with his wife and kids and that one kid who he’s not sure is his who annoys the crap out of him, but for a rookie, it’s less impressive.

Eric Hosmer – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Could Little Joey Votto, or as I like to call him, Joey Joey, finally switch the teacher/student roles?

Franmil Reyes – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer.  That’s five homers in only 17 games, bee tee dubs.  Oh, and he has four walks to five homers.  Okay, that might be less of a positive, but not to his daddy, Kyle Blanks.

Cory Spangenberg – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .188.  Excuse me, Interstate 188.  By the by, did you know interstate numbers that are even go east/west and odd ones go north/south?  That blew my mind when I first learned it.  Dot dot dot.  From a truck driver.  Dot dot dot.  At a rest stop.  I’ve said enough.

Raffy Lopez – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .191.  The Padres have put together a softball team in the world’s largest park.  Can they get Jake Fox out of retirement?  Or at least as their unofficial mascot.  We’re unathletic…like a Fox!

Luiz Gohara – 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  I’m just going to grab Gohara for some ratio help, maybe a few Ks and just an all-around solid middle relief–OH MY GOD, MY EYES ARE BURNING!!!  DID I USE EYEGLASS CLEANER AGAIN TO CLEAN MY CONTACTS?!  MAKE IT STOP BURNING!!!

Julio Teheran – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.31, and might be injured.  Now I know why everyone who I ask about Teheran tells me, “I ran so far away.”

Ronald Acuna – Has yet to resume baseball activities.  The tilde is high, and let’s get moving on.  I’m sure Acuña can be a number one…Number one…Sorry, I still have Blondie in my head.  Thanks a lot, Paul Molitor!

   
  1. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great write-up, had me LOL in my office. People are like why am I smiling into my computer. I’m like well if you saw what I saw you would be too.

    a. Saw the news on Teheran. Thought to myself, yeah undisclosed injury – a case of suckitis which still does not have its own wikipedia webpage! That’s an abomination.

    b. Started Romine! Yeah. Dropped him before he hit the home run, I’m not in love with NYY’s backup catcher.

    c. Mark Twain quote of the day for June 5

    Yes–public opinion can force some men to do anything.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Haha, you should get everyone in Africa reading Razzball! A. Pretty much B. Nice! C. Twain was so good!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!

        a. Twain so ahead of his time. Predicted the Donald to a tee!

        b. Feel like scratching an itch. Start any of the following tonight in a 5×5 RCL? Would drop Muncy to add one of them.

        1. Eovaldi @WAS (MadMax)
        2. Urena @STL (CMart)
        3. DeSclafani @home facing COL (Freeland)
        4. Guerra @CLE (Cluber)
        5. Wright @home facing DET (good ol’ Artie Lewicki)
        6. Littell @home facing CHW (Lopez, not sure one of the 2 doubleheader games)

        Should probably hold Muncy, right?

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. He had to be a time traveler, right? B. Not starting any of those SPs

          • Ante Galic says:
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            @Grey: Grey!

            a. Thank you much. Those are really bad matchups 1-4. Then 5. is like Wright just coming back. 6. Could even be Rich Little in a baseball uniform – haha! suckers. It’s just me Rich Little.

            b. Need Muncy in case Lamb doesn’t play against MadBum (lefty vs LHP). Same with Olson facing Matty. Who knows, I’m putting in Chapman instead of Olson, let’s see how it goes.

            c. Any news on Cron starting tonight after his HBP on Sunday (Xrays were negative)?

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              A. Yeah, Wright might (rhyme!) be okay, but bleh B. Gotcha C. I’d guess he is, not sure yet

  2. Turd Ferguson says:
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    He pitches in the AL East, and has the most starts of 1 ER or fewer since the beginning of 2017 in all of baseball. Just turned 24. Best player on the Yankees. Imagine if he had Thor’s hair, people might actually pay attention. Great write up Grey!

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @Turd Ferguson: The idea of Severino have long curly blonde hair made me laugh more than it should have

  3. Mike says:
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    Last week it was Wilson Phillips. This week its blondie. Mr. Albright, you’re making my nonexistent mullet tingle with joy. Please, keep up the 80s references.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Thanks! You can literally never compliment me enough

  4. Jubaka says:
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    C: Contreras
    1b: Votto
    2b: adsrubel
    3b: Suarez
    Ss: Anderson
    Of: Yelich
    Of: Mazara
    Of: Marte
    Ut: Muncy
    Bench: Bader, Gyorko, Hoskins, Myers.
    DL: Murphy and Seager
    SP: Corbin
    Sp: Snell
    Rp: Kela
    Rp: Giles
    P: Peacock
    P: A. Miller
    P: Britton
    Bench: Reyes, syndaguard, pivetta, Wacha, Junis.
    What advice would you give for this team in a 11 team league? The only relievers available are joe Jimenez, crick, Hughs, Madson, Minter, montas, albers, Yates
    , edubray, oday, Sam Dyson, Barnes.
    I know to drop Murphy, and Miller, but there isn’t anything available to pick up. Not worth starting, so I kept Murphy because at least when he gets back he should be startable. Miller I guess could be dropped for one of those relievers, but that’s garbage too. I figure wait and see with Miller because those relievers will probrably still be there and still not be closing. There are no holds in this league.
    I’m thinking i need to trade. Myers, Murphy, and Junis, for Goldy, and gennet? Or Myers, junis, and yelich, for Trout?

    • Jubaka says:
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      @Jubaka: Should I trade away yelich, Marte, to get Trout?
      I could add Myers or Murphy if you think I should try it.

      • Curiousgeorgespringer says:
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        @Jubaka: yes. Get Trout.

    • phil says:
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      I can’t imagine anyone would give you Trout for that package. I’d ask for Yelich, Votto, and Snell, and be unenthused to do it.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Jubaka: Would definitely do Myers, Junis and
      Yelich for Trout.

      • Jubaka says:
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        @b the esq.: thanks, wasn’t sure if it would ruin my roster. I’d offer more pitching instead if I new Thor and Reyes would be healthy. Corbin and Snell were $1 keepers so they could be valuable. To a $75 Trout. Even Votto was only $30.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jubaka: Trout side, it’s not close

  5. phil says:
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    Elliot Smith, Grey? Dangerous stuff, glad you’re still with us. Speaking of roman candles, which (2) brilliant balls of color (or Caucasian) are you launching to someone else’s team for a starting pitcher?

    Goldy, Schoop, Shaw, OZUNA, Harper, Bryant, Upton, Suarez, Aguilar, Acuna, Cain. I have too many hitters and want to pick up Vlad Jr. asap.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @phil: Keeper or redraft? if just redraft, try to sell Acuna and upton for a top 12 ish SP then use the roster spot to pick up Vladito

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @phil: Ha, Schoop, Upton? Acuna/Upton in a redraft could work too… Lots of stuff could, what pitcher are you going after and what does that team want/need?

  6. NH says:
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    Grey,
    Here is my team. Is there anyone you would trade away or drop to help make this team better.

    C – Grandal
    1B – Votto
    2B – J. Ramirez
    3B – Machado
    SS – Didi
    OF – Mazara, Cain, Nimmo
    Bench – Jose Martinez, Pollock, Hoskins, Torres
    SP – Severino, Morton, Mikolas, Sale, DeGrom, Quintana
    RP – Kimbrel, Hand
    Bench – Robbie Ray
    DL – Kershaw

    • mthom42 says:
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      @NH:
      depends on waivers and league.

      Mikolas, Mazara, and Morton are good sells. But all great players so don’t give anyone away.

    • Cram It says:
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      @NH: Trade a pitcher for an OF.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @NH: League settings? I dont think you need another OF. I would actually deal a bench guy for a RP….I think Hand’s job (he he he) isnt necessarily safe or that he is the exclusive closer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @NH: Agree with Cram — deGrom for Stanton?

  7. NH says:
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    Grey,
    Would you make any of these trades.
    The first name would be the player I would be getting.

    Hader for Mikolas
    Hader for Quintana
    Bauer for Mikolas
    Bauer for Quintana

    • mthom42 says:
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      @NH:
      I’d say yes to all

    • Curiousgeorgespringer says:
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      @NH: getting Bauer for Quintana is a great deal.

    • Hawk says:
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      @NH:

      Yes, I’d deal Bauer for either guy. If it’s a Holds league, I’d take Hader for either Mikolas or Quintana. If not, I wouldn’t.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @NH: League type or setting would be helpful. Would only do the Hader deals if its a Holds league.

      I would do either of the deals to get Bauer in a heartbeat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @NH: If you can get Bauer in either trade it’s great

  8. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Grey –

    Just discovered Grandal is somehow on the wire in my 5×5 OPS league, drop Realmuto for him?

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Sano Chance in Hell: Meh. Haven’t been keeping close tabs on Realmuto but Grandal hasn’t been grand (the past few weeks at) all. Sounds like you’re just picking that catcher scab to me.

      • William Hung says:
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        @JakeTPE: Realmuto should outperform Grandal in 3 out of the 5 standard batting cats (R, SB, AVG), with HRs and RBIs probably going to Grandal

  9. Dave Funnell says:
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    Points keeper, I have Sanchez and Yadier.

    Should I offer either of these trades?

    A) I get Torres/I give Sanchez
    B) I get Torres, Severino/I give Sanchez, Ray
    C) I get Torres, Severino, Carrasco/I give Sanchez, Ray, Corbin

    Sanchez goes into draft next year but owner gets 25% auction price for guaranteed contract.

    Are they fair? His current catcher is Alfaro and he’s in 2nd place.

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @NH: I think those pitchers are too much for @Dave Funnell: Ray? Robbie Ray?
      I like B
      C isn’t bad either imo

  10. mthom42 says:
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    please rank ROS for points league…

    Bird, Kinsler, Longoria, Yuli

    Thanks!

    • Hawk says:
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      @mthom42:

      I think the order you have them is right

      • mthom42 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! Harrison over both??

        • mthom42 says:
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          @mthom42:
          Josh Harrison

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh on Harrison

          • mthom42 says:
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            @Grey: Thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  11. EZ says:
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    Carlos Rodon over Clayton Richard, bundy, or pivetta?

    Or drop Harrison Bader for Rodon? Or just hold

    • b the esq. says:
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      @EZ: Rodon, Pivetta, Richard, Bundy. Depending on who you have on your roster, I would lose Bader with no issue.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EZ: Pivetta, Rodon, Agree with b

  12. Ben W says:
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    14 team 7×7 H2H.

    Stick with Zack Godley? Time to drop?

    • Hawk says:
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      @Ben W:

      Bench until he has a good start. Maybe even two good ones.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Ben W: Depends who is available. Probably hold then try to trade if he has a good stretch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ben W: Prolly drop, depends for who

  13. Cram It says:
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    Can we not talk about Godley? He’s torpedoing my NFBC team. I was THIS close to benching him but the 2-start week suckered me in. Who knew I should’ve feared the home start against SF more than @Coors later? Wait, I’m still fearing the @Coors. Why am I still talking about Godley? Get me out of here!

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Cram It: I’m putting black tape on my monitor to cover up his name on my roster. Sick of that guy.

        • JakeTPE says:
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          @Grey: You kind of move your head up and down as you scroll. (You do look a little like a meerkat, however, so it’s better if you don’t have to explain it to people: “Uhh…. Godley. 7 ER… Tape… Ratios destroyed…”)

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            HA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: I’m glad I didn’t draft him, especially since I liked him in the preseason

  14. JD says:
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    Grey- no mention of Judge going 0-9 with 8 Ks in the double header?! That’s a historically bad day for the judge.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JD: Wow, that is egregious

  15. Wacha Wacha Flame says:
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    Dee Gordon & Nick Pivetta for Trevor Bauer & Ender Inciarte? Which side?

    Morton can also be swapped in for Bauer if that makes a difference…

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Wacha Wacha Flame: Bauer side. Bauer>Morton, so depends which side you are. If you are getting Dee, give up Morton. If you are giving Dee, get Bauer.

      • Wacha Wacha Flame says:
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        @Grey: Would you do Dee Gordon for Bauer straight up? That’s what he countered with.

        Current roster:
        2b: Dee
        2b/SS: Carpenter, Kinsler, Andrus (DL)

        SP: Pivetta, Gibson, Cahill, Darvish (DL), Hendricks, Buehler, Snell, Wacha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s fair, I’d take Bauer

  16. Zack Godley makes me very sad says:
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    12 team redraft…

    Would you trade Walker Buehler for Gleyber Torres?

  17. Dave D, Licensed Sciosciapsthologist says:
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    Grey, How about that Sciosciapathic move going back to Parker for the save last night? Sneaky, huh?I can state unequivocally that the reason Scioscia did that is because I picked up Justin Anderson as Blake Parker insurance and was so mistrustful of Jose Guillen’s bitch that I started them both. But I’m in need of saves, so…. Jim Johnson gets the next save opp?

  18. Matt says:
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    Someone dropped Alex Woods in my league. Is he damaged goods this year or should I use my waiver spot to take a flier on him, and hope he bounces back?

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Matt: He strung together a few good starts and then had a couple bad ones (including the last at Coors). Hasty drop I’d say. The W’s haven’t been there but he’s been OK otherwise.

    • ChefBoyRG54 says:
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      @Matt: i dropped him, but that was solely because i want to win

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: I’d prolly own him unless shallow league, but can’t trust him right now

  19. For an Armenianless Vacation come to Akron says:
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    after getting tropeano’d yesterday, i might just want to stream my way back under 7.94 ERA land with one of vargas/desclafani today, but longer term i probably need a hitter with this lineup slot. 14 team redraft h2h with OBP over AVG, total bases and hits added
    C cervelli
    1B au rizz
    2B whit (now has 1B and OF)
    SS machado (3B)
    3B sano more (1B)
    OF (3) puig, rosario, yelich
    util (2) nunez (3B/2B/SS/OF), palka (1B/OF)
    BN christ newtown (or house?, 3B)
    NA big willie

    which is best add out of these (number of 7 day future TRON shown):
    kipnis (7.5)
    leonys (1)
    muncy (4.8)
    taylor (5.4)
    allen (5.1)
    dietrich (-2.1)

    2. should i drop any of the above for a 2nd of these?

  20. JakeTPE says:
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    Everything is exactly right / When I walk around here drunk every night / With an open container from 7-11 / In St. Ides Heaven…

    Wait. This isn’t my Elliot Smith Fans message board?! I could have sworn it was…

    GREY! Still bringin’ it on a short schedule day.

    So, I need SBs bad with Mookie out and Marte basically not running since he’s come back from the DL. It sucks.

    Best options as I see them are Villar or Jankowski. I’ve given up on Hamilton but he’s out there too.

    What say you, Razzball Nation?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: Haha, thanks, Jake! I’d try Villar

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Grey: Awesome. Thank you, sir.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  21. Alex says:
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    Wondering if I should drop Nimmo, my only bench bat, to add Melancon.

    I have Hand, Vasquez, Tepera, Barraclough, so not much faith in my pen and not a lot of closer options out there.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Alex: Depends if you need the bench bat. Melancon may be a holds/set up guy for a while….not guaranteed to get the gig back.

      • Alex says:
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        @b the esq.: I have Khris Davis, Blackmon, Benintendi as my OF and Whit in my UTIL, so I’ve only started Nimmo twice since I’ve owned him.

        It’s a SV league, so I’ll have to wait or never get those with Melancon. But K/9 counts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Go for it

  22. Jason says:
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    Grey – I think the answer is clear but I need your help pushing me to do this (I’m irrationally attached to Snell, I think)…

    In a 13tm pts kpr league (keep 8 for max 3 years) W=10, SV=7, SB = 3, 1400 IP limit, everything else standard.

    Was offered Kluber (rd 1, can’t keep) and Machado (2, keep 2 more yrs) for Snell (10, 2), Eaton (11, 2) and Boxberger (18, 2). I’m in 1st – 2nd is v. close then a gap (3rd is 200 pts back). Do the deal?

    I’m leaning heavily towards saying yes. Help pls!

    Jason (Toronto)

    Contextual extra credit: I have 4 closers: Morrow, Familia and Kela are the other 3.

    Roster below:
    C – S. Perez (12, 2)
    1B – Bellinger (18, 1)
    2B – Rizzo (2,2)
    SS – Segura (17, 1)
    3B – Bregman (can’t keep)
    IF – M. Carpenter (9, 2)
    LF – Yelich (5, 1)
    CF – Cain (7, 2)
    RF – N. Cruz (4, 2)
    Util – Conforto (23, 1)
    Util – J. Bell (13, 2)
    BN – J. Bruce (19, 1)
    BN – Acuna (20, 1)
    DL – Eaton (11, 2)

    SP – Scherzer (1, 1)
    SP – Nola (17, 1)
    SP – Archer (3, 2)
    SP – Snell (10, 2)
    SP – A. Wood (21, 1)
    RP – Morrow (6, 2)
    RP – Familia (8, 2)
    RP – Kela (22, 2)
    BN – Junis (18, 2)
    BN – S. Gray (23, 1)
    BN – Boxberger (18, 2)
    DL – Ray (15, 1)
    DL – Rodon (18, 2)

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Jason: Do it. Scherzer, Kluber, Nola is a pretty fantastic top 3. Plus Machado at 3b moving Bregman to Util is a solid upgrade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason: Agree with b, sounds decent

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: Thanks to you and b. Grey your advice (and humour!) are always appreciated.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  23. James Stechschulte says:
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    Justin Upton or Acuna ROS?

    We play in a quasi dynasty league where you can sign players to 5 year deals and inflate their contract price by $5 each year. What kind of numbers would you put on Acuna if I put you on the spot?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @James Stechschulte: Probably Acuna, though he doesnt sound like he is progressing much with his injury, which is a problem.

  24. Bk says:
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    Jung Ho Kang is killing minors. I know its whatever, but it’s curious nonetheless. You stashing? 12 team OPS, 3b and SS pretty thin (CI,MI, long rosters). Not sure what to think of him.

    Also, rank for time being-
    Bader, Williamson, Domingo, ENunez, Fowler..

    Thanks as always!

    • Roger Anderson says:
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      @Bk: If he is killing minors, I should think that would disqualify him from staying in the US. Seems like an easy call.

      I just can’t stand having players with his actual history on my team. I don’t want to root for them no matter how it might help me out in FLB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bk: I have not stashed him anywhere, but if you have room, try it… Domingo, Mac, Bader

  25. Ron Swanson says:
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    Should I deal wade davis for Gennett? I have Greene, doolittle, and britton.

  26. coacher says:
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    14-team 5×5 roto (QS) and we are a 2-year keeper league.

    $1 Alex Reyes and $10 Caleb Smith for $17 Trevor Bauer.

    Which side wins?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @coacher: Bauer

  27. Zubaz says:
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    12 team h2h points league. Looking to stream a guy today/this week…choices:

    Eovaldi: @ Was, vs. Sea
    Urena: @ STL, vs. SD
    S. Wright: vs. Det, maybe vs. ChW if he gets another start
    Buchholz @ SF
    Pomeranz vs Det
    Montgomery vs. Pit

  28. David Tarnowski Jr says:
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    Davidson,Bird,Hanram Pick two for the rest of year please. I cant freaking decide! Argh~!

  29. Richard Merryman says:
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    Zack Wheeler shows as a $18.6 value in Stream-o-Nator at home tomorrow vs BAL. Do you trust him as a streamer?

  30. Come Sale Away says:
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    Chris Sale for Syndergaard, Price, and Gennett. Who wins?

  31. Roger Anderson says:
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    8 team H2H 6×6 redraft
    I have no B back up to Votto (who starts 99% of games but has off days)

    Drop?
    Chris Taylor
    Ozzie Albies
    Yoan Moncada
    Gleyber Torres

    for Jose Martinez or Wil Myers. (Was leaning Myers but someone put J Mart on the waivers and it is tempting)

    Your thoughts on this and any other important subject like CA Gov race are welcome. (My son tells me I am supposed to care about CA Gov race, but does it really matter?)

  32. cutchs dreads says:
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    Morning Grey!

    No particular position or category of need, just looking for a higher quality bench bat than Alen Hanson…

    12tm, redraft, +OBP/+QS, 30 man rosters w/ 3 DL spots

    You prefer any of the following over Hanson:
    Nunez
    Hamilton
    Happ
    Franco
    Camargo
    Bader

    Thanks!

  33. NH says:
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    I was just offered this trade. Would you do it

    I would get Bauer & Hader and I would give up Mikolas & Quintana

    • ChefBoyRG54 says:
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      @NH: depends on if you want to or not

    • b the esq. says:
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      @NH: What are the league settings/what type of league? If there are holds, or its a keeper, I would probably do it.

      • NH says:
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        It’s a 14 team, H2H league
        Here are the pitching cats:

        Innings Pitched (IP) Earned Runs (ER)
        Wins (W) Losses (L)
        Saves (SV) Blown Saves (BS)
        Strikeouts (K) Hits Allowed (H)
        Walks Issued (BB)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @NH: Yes

  34. Don Bropre says:
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    greyber, question.

    12 team, H2H OPS league, pitching includes QS…my currently owned outfield options are Eddie Rosario, Ozuna, Haniger, Ian Desmond, Chris Taylor, Nimmo, Austin Medows, with Acuna on the DL. My pitching is Bauer, J.A. Happ-ening, Chicken Stripling, Pivetta, Wood, Castillo, and a streamer spot. Ozuna for Garrett Richards? I tried Haniger, was countered with Ozuna. Should I just hold out for a couple days to see if his Sunday Salami lit a fire?

  35. Carlos says:
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    GREY GREY GREY

    My big money league team started off slow but has now won 5 weeks in a row. Need to keep the momentum.

    SON isn’t giving much love to Newcomb tonight. Not sure why, but I suspect its lack of strikeouts. Newcomb @ SD is a must start though, IMHO. Thoughts?

    Also, what about Musgrove at home against the Dodgers tonight? Dodgers are hot, Pirates are not.

    I dont think Musgrove is an automatic sit, but I am passing on this start. Not much love from SON either. One of the things I dont like about younger pitchers is they are hard to predict. Thoughts?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carlos: Yes, must start — it’s a $12 start, that is plenty of love — I’m starting Musgrove

  36. Richard says:
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    Elliott Smith and fantasy baseball, literally my two favorite things, here together at last!

    I’m in love with the world, through the eyes of Grey

      • Peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: I am a huge Elliott Smith fan too!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lambda!

          • Peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: La Bamba!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              LDP!

              • Peacecoast says:
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                @Grey: GNOC!

                P.S. no idea what the Lambda nor LDP means

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Lou Diamond Phillips and Lambda is psychics for the same wavelength!

                  • Peacecoast says:
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                    @Grey: I prefer bro’lmates, now GNOC.

                    wait so my La Bamba comment was brilliant!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Absolutely brilliant, pat yo’self!

  37. Jon says:
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    Would you give Vlad Jr. for Moncada in a dynasty league? 5×5 scoring. I have a glut of 3B and need someone at second.

  38. hal_incandenza says:
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    Wacha > Newcomb?
    10 team H2H QS instead of W

    Newcomb’s K rate has been lower lately.

  39. waffles says:
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    trusting Reynaldo Lopez @MIN today y/n

  40. Steeeve says:
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    Have you ever considered bringing someone on to do a weekly top-50 catcher list and literally nothing else? Pretty sure the position is described in Dante’s Inferno.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steeeve: Yeah, kinda interested in seeing where someone ranks Mitch Garvey every week

      • Mike says:
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        I am such a loser I would read it religiously every week. LOL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

  41. Five-on-One says:
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    12-team, 5×5 league, weekly line-ups. Please rank for the upcoming week:

    2-start Stratton vARI $1.1 and @MIA -$0.8
    2-start Mengden @TEX -$3.5 and vHOU -$6,4
    DeSclafini vSTL $4.6 (but just off DL)
    Richards @MIA $1.9
    Eflin vMIL $0.1

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-on-One: None of these are good….Richards, Stratton

  42. Gonzo says:
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    This story about Bellinger potentially being demoted is so maddening… Roberts doomed Cody to fail since benching him after not legging out a double into a triple. Then he sits him on June 1st, in Coors, to open the series. What the hell does Roberts expect from an ego hit like that? It’s complete and total mismanagement of a young star. And Im not just upset because Cody is my prized late round keeper, no siree…

    Anyway, question about my AL only 5×5 keeper league. Im in 4th but the guy in 1st is up 33 points on me, and up on 2nd by 23. Hes got JoRam and Trout with strong pitching. Pretty sure theres no catching this guy. Ive been offered this by the 2nd place team:

    Abreu (one year left to keep at $26) and McHugh (throw-in) for Kimbrel (cannot be kept next year) and Gurriel (one year left to keep at $9). I’m getting the best player and gotta do it, right? SAGNOF and all… thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of that rant times two, hate Roberts… Grab Abreu

  43. Murph says:
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    In a holds+saves league, drop Greene for barraclough or melancon?
    Thanks G

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Barraclough

  44. NH says:
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    Would you trade Brad Hand to get a solid bat or SP? I am just worried about the lack of saves opportunities

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  45. Murph says:
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    Grey
    Would you trade Suarez for Molina? Got too many corner infielders (Rendon, Rizzo, Moist-ass-kiss, Moreland and Suarez)

    • Murph says:
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      @Murph: Or would you rather trade Moustakas? (he wont take Moreland)….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t trade for a catcher

      • Murph says:
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        @Grey: ha! funny you say that – i’ve been playing without a catcher for weeks and i’ve gone from 5th place to 2nd place… cant justify dropping anyone….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

  46. Fight for facts says:
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    20 teams. Lindor for Cole and Lowrie. Hi and thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  47. zach jany says:
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    Wacha and yadi for meadows and bird

    What side u like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha

  48. Sean says:
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    Who would you try and move for a pitcher when Betts comes back from the DL? Current options are Treat Urner, Starling Marte, Tommy Pham, Eddie Rosario, and Juan Soto. 12 Team H2H league with keepers. Turner can’t be kept next year and could move Machado over to SS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham

      • Sean says:
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        @Grey: Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  49. Prettaaay, Prettaaay, Prettaaay, Pretty Good says:
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    Fantasy Master Lothario,

    I appreciate the shout out in the post today.

    I know you say to buy Ian Desmond, but like… how much do you like him? If I could get him for say, Brandon Nimmo or Austin Meadows, is that the right price?

    Follow up, would you buy low on Jon Gray also?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think Desmond could be one of the biggest 2nd bats — forget Gray

  50. Jr says:
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    Good stuff! Agree with your take on Severino. He’s a top 3 guy next year. In a keeper league would it be worth it to buy low on Kershaw? Where would you put him going forward?

    Kershaw or Strasburg? Kershaw or Corbin? I know how we feel about top starters, but if he can be gotten cheapish…k/9, bb/9, QS league.

  51. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    What are your thoughts on Dustin Fowler? He’s started to heat a bit and his underlyings are pretty solid – worth a pickup and stash or better off rolling with a Matt Adams/Max Muncy on the bench?

    Thanks Greay

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Fowler over Adams

  52. Drew says:
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    What sort of hitter would you ask in return for Folty? 16-team OPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain? Cruz?

  53. RICE says:
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    Hey Grey! I’ve said it before, but Anime Grey is hilarious!

    Keeper league:

    Would you give Abreu and Meadows (both non-keepers for me) to get Kluber (also a non-keeper)?

    I have plenty of 1B backup options for Abreu (Whit, Desmond, C. Santana)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take Kluber

  54. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    So that’s why Godley spent all those weeks on my Bench and Duffy was on the wire? Yup, started both in our Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League because I am a greedy A-Hole who figured one of them might give me one good start, but no. They both suck! I actually don’t blame Duffy that much, as he was playing a semi-talented offensive team, although his stuff is way too good for him to get 0 Ks. Now Godley, that fat D Bag who was staked to a 2-0 lead in SF, and f’n choked it up with a 7 Run gag job. F’n worthless! And now he goes to Coors!!!!! I’m this close (holding fingers very close) to dropping him. Duffy will be gone by tomorrow.

    I’ll ask a question of you later, as I can’t even think clearly now.

    Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I hear ya

  55. Lucky Dog says:
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    If this were football Panda would have gone full on Nate Newton, except instead of a van full of drugs it would have been a van full of stolen baby back ribs. At his sentencing he’d still have BBQ sauce on the corner of his lip, and he would drive to the courthouse in a 2nd van full of stolen baby back ribs. As a Giants fan, and a fan if 2nd chance stories in general, I’m kind of loving that Panda is still playing, and still playing for my Giants. Dude was a hero and fell so far so fast. I still can’t inagine what Boston was thinking – but it’s good to see Pablo back and smiling and hitting the baseball as he was so clearly put on this Earth to do.

    The Gregorious D.I.D. Is creeping back to respectability – dude had one of the worst slumps I’ve ever seen (likely thanks to your “sell high” jinx, if you believe in that sort of thing) but he’s been pretty consistent. I think your projection is spot on, but Imma say he finishes with a .265 average. As long as you don’t go jinxing him again, ya jinx. lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, of course there’s BBQ sauce on the corner of his mouth… It’s always there, goes without saying! Yeah, D.I.D. could get to .265, reverse jinx!

      • @Grey:
        Don’t look now, but Didi did it again. It’s like those old Foldgers commercials – “we’ve secretly replaced Didi Gregorius with Billy Hamilton – let’s see if anyone can tell the difference!”

        Never knew he was so good on the bases

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I know, he never stole before

  56. Paul says:
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    I just traded Verlander and Morton for Trout and German

    Did I overpay? or did I win the trade? or just fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have to overpay to get Trout, lay of land

  57. Mrs. Roger. Dorn. says:
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    Start C-Mart (vs. MIA), Heaney (vs KC) neither or both tonight ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both

  58. dustyfingers says:
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    What’s Acuna’s ROS outlook? I was offered him for Ross. I already have Betts, Cruz, Rosario, Cespedes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Acuna and run

  59. Ryan says:
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    6×6 roto ops and QS. Currently in top spot looking for some SP help. I have the offer of seguera and kneble for McCullers and chris Taylor. Seguera is my only speed guy until Polluck returns. What side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Segura side, it’s fair

  60. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you take D. Fowler over J. Harrison for one team
    and Fowler over Alonso on another team. Could use the speed for both.

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler over boh

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  61. lwomack58 says:
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    One more question-

    When do you foresee Melancon back as the closer. I have Strickland on several teams and worried he will be back as a setup guy soon.

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t really see Melancon as the closer, but maybe in a few weeks if things go poorly for Strickland and well for Melancon

  62. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h OPS/BAA

    Traded McCutchen and Castillo for Bumgarner. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  63. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Great up as usual!

    I picked up EFLIN AFTER his first three starts and got two mehhh starts for my efforts (FFFFFlin).

    My SP has tough matchups this week and I could use the points.

    Start Eflin tonight against cubs? Or stay the FFFFFlin away?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No fffffflin way

  64. Milwaukees Aguilar and Darvis for Goldshit
    5×5 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I’d take Goldy

  65. Gotime says:
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    Better DL stash for a 12tm H2H redraft: Rodon, Maeda, Ryu..or none and hold the move for now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon

  66. Gotime says:
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    @Gotime: Oh and reports say Jays could call up Vlad to AAA Buffalo by next month. I guess he can hit .400 there instead of .409 at AA and they can claim he needs more “seasoning” before the big call up….. ugh…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: based on AAA news, you still holding Vlad in redrafts? I guess he’s an injury away from a call up but if they aren’t budging after Donaldson maybe the writing’s on the wall.

        Jay’s are pinching those pennies!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sadly, no

  67. 12T H2H 6×6 OPS league
    Pleas rank: Kepler, Happ, Muncy, Bader, Mancini
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Muncy, Kepler

      • One more question if you please,
        Muncy or J. Harrison going forward?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Muncy

  68. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, need to grab a bench bat….who do you like between muncy, guriel, candelario, leonys or soler? thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jeimer

  69. Ashtray says:
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    Any chance Kang will be the best bat to be called up ROS? Who loses ABs to him: Moran, Lowrie, or Bell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way on Kang being best bat ROS, Moran prolly

  70. Worm Hole says:
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    SON likes Vargas a lot $10. Too risky or worth it? H2H league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not worth it

  71. Molina Bros BBQ says:
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    Was offered Story (not keepable) for my Porcello ($3, keepable at $7, then $11)

    12 team 5×5 OBP no AVG, keep 5-10 players

    I’m at 64.5 points, top three teams are in high 80’s/low 90’s

    I’m hurting big time in RBI, R, OBP.. last or near last in all categories.

    Rest of my staff: Verlander, Mikolas, Ed-Rod, Kingham, Caleb Smith, S. Dominguez, Strickland, Doolittle, N. Jones, R.Ray (DL), J. Nelson (DL)

    Do the deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story side, do it to win this year

  72. Steve says:
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    Anybody have an inside scoop on Pirates baseball? As a Marte owner, he hasn’t been the same since his DL stint. I’m wondering if he’s playing banged up/injured. Benched today after a day off yesterday.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure, prolly banged up

  73. Jon says:
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    Trying to turn a 3B into a 2B in a dynasty league (5×5 scoring) – none of these offers are 100% finalized. What do I keep working on? Which do you like best?

    A) Bregman for Dozier
    B) Vlad Jr. for Dozier
    C) Vlad Jr. for Moncada-plus (not sure what the plus is yet)
    D) Jose Ramirez for Altuve (other guy might be asking for more to balance this out)

    Other 3B I have are Chapman and Suarez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A

  74. Scott says:
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    Russell out with an inj. Baez at ss. Happ still on bench. He has 8 hr and a .360 obp in limited time. Wtf? Can I cut happ in a redraft roto league with daily lineup changes or will I regret it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, cut him

  75. Sad Keanu says:
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    Bench Manaea today @ TEX in 10 team H2H?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  76. Audacity of Schoop says:
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    12 team, 5×5 roto

    Which stream do you prefer for tomorrow? Thanks.

    Wheeler v. Bal ($18.9)
    Ed-Rod v. Det ($15.9)

  77. Sad Keanu says:
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    Start Manaea @ TEX in 10-team H2H?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  78. William Hung says:
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    Archer to the DL – hopefully he’ll be better when he comes back. Who knew that I should’ve dropped Archer instead of Mikolas when I picked up Pivetta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya, such a bummer

  79. Bk says:
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    Kinda needing an OF in a 12 team 6×6 OPS league. I have Matt Carpenter who’s been solid and has 1B-2b-3b elg which is nice. Which of these OF would take straight up for him?

    Cargo, Williamson, CSantana, Pham.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham, Santana

  80. Gatorade bottle says:
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    I’m in a keeper league that uses OBP and SLG instead of AVG and HR…. which side do you like?

    Altuve and Trea
    OR
    Mookie Cookie and Torres

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve side

  81. Nightpandas says:
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    Grey

    Which side ya got in a keeper

    Smoak and Newcomb

    Or Josh Bell and Schoop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak

  82. Mike says:
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    Trade offer I received in an ESPN 6*6 (ERA, WHIP, K/9, BB/9, QS, NSVH) auction keeper league:

    Tanaka ($20) for Hand ($15)

    I generally get the sense that RP are a dime a dozen with the format, but Tanaka hasn;t been anything special.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hand side, it’s fair

  83. Gatorade says:
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    Keeper league with OBP and SLG instead of AVG and HR…. Which side do you like?

    Altuve and Treat Urner
    OR
    Mookie Cookie and Torres

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve

      • Gatorade says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! How close is this?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Close enough

  84. Chris says:
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    Hi Grey

    12 team league, h2h
    avg, obp, runs, rbis, hr, tb sb
    Would you trade Daniel Murphy DL for JOnathan Schoop?

    Thanks,
    Chris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  85. knucks says:
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    15 team 6×6 (OPS and QS)

    I can trade away Scherzer/Sano/Yu and get back Stanton/Clevinger. You cool with this?

    I have a nice leg up on Ks and QS at the moment.

    The Trade Analyzer shows a $15 advantage to the Yu side (who is worth about $13).

    I’m thinkin I can stream my face off rest of the way and make up for it. The comments at the end of today’s Pod have me thinking that it would be totally fine to just dump Yu right now like this.

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: My SPs would after the trade would be Corbin, Jon Gray, Newcomb, Gibson, Clevinger, Soroka.

      For a 15 teamer, there is a surprisngly decent amount of quality in the Streamers that are available, as this league only has 4 bench spots. So this has me leaving towards making this move.

      I am in 1st place in this league… in 1st in most of the pitching cats. Within the top third of the hitting categories.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, seems decent for you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  86. Gold titties says:
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    Traded Gattis/Crawford/Bellinger for trea turner and Benintendi in redraft. Good move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trea side

  87. Think I could pick up Stanton for my Bumgarner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it

  88. uncle ernie says:
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    Here ya go. I auctualy traded away Goldy for Rendon a few weeks ago and since Rendons salary was only $5 compared to Goldys $35 I feel good about that deal. That same owner now wants to trade him back to me for Robbie Ray at $12. My current staff consists of Corbin Nola Mikolas Hendrickson Morton and Happ. Fair trade? What other pitcher would you trade off for him. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good to me

  89. Another Dan says:
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    Grey,

    Good stuff again. Am loving your pitching recommendations. In a 12 team 5×5 roto,I kept Severino this year as 1 of 5. Drafted Morton, Bauer, Wacha on your recommendation. Dominating pitching stats. Sitting 1st by 2 or 3 points. In the same league :-

    1) have too many RP. Five slots – Diaz, Hand, Box, Sir Anthony, Tepera, Jones, Chad Green. DL Britton. Drop which 2 ?

    2) still have Castillo, really should cut him loose right ? Prob should have done that weeks ago.

    3) Hoskins and Acuna on BN. Carrying 2 C (Gattis, Hicks) to keep up with starts (it’s an add tomorrow league). Little flexibility – really should drop a C ? Which ?

    4) could do with adding R and SB. Would you rank these please ? Peraza, DeShizz, Villar, Pillar, Bader (since it’s a tomorrow add league, quite important to have guaranteed playing time).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! 1. Green, Tepera 2. Yeah, cut 3. Hicks 4. Peraza, Delino

      • Another Dan says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey.

        In a 5×5 roto is Gausman any more than a streamer ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not in a 12 team league or shallower

  90. Nevik Rowe says:
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    Got burned by the Tropeano fever now want him gone. Pickup Buchholz, Wright, Rodon or Eovaldi? I know, gross.

    Thanks as always Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon

      • Nevik Rowe says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! Decided to grab and stash (dropping Zunino) and swapping Trop for Clay. Hopefully one of them sticks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  91. herschel says:
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    @Grey: with word that reyes is seeking a second opinion, are you still holding in redraft leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  92. lwomack58 says:
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    Streamer for tomorrow-
    1st team
    Odorizzi vs CHW-Son 10
    Stratton vs AZ-Son 2.0

    2nd team
    Wheeler vs Balt-Son18.9
    Bundy @NYM-Son 14.0
    J. Gray @Cin-Son 12
    S. Gray @ TOR-Son 8

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odorizzi – Wheeler

  93. acorreale says:
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    Nice write-up, Grey. Curious as to who you prefer in a Bellinger for Carlos Martinez swap? The league is 6×6, OPS & K9 are the extra stats. The Trade Analyzer is firmly in the Bellinger camp, but I’m not so sure that it’s that much of a landslide.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Sounds like a fair trade, I’d take C-Mart

  94. Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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    AL only 10 team h2h with QS over wins. somebody just dropped night of the living dead’s creator pitcher.
    have: happ, skaggs, yarbrough, otani, heaney, morton, gibson, montas (just added, hard to believe he wasn’t nabbed here before this after THOSE 2 starts)
    DL: archer, gossett hound (stashed when i knew i had room, probably nothing comes of it), karns (same)

    romero over anybody here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t really see anyone to drop, guess Yarbrough since QS

      • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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        @Grey: yeah that’s true, can a guy NOT get a QS even if he goes over 6 innings IF he didn’t start (this might be the exact definition of a QS here); he has gone over 6 innings before, BUT he doesn’t start the game mostly.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, exactly

  95. herschel says:
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    @Grey: danielle de luca. nice….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe, halfway thru I was like, “Oh man what if Cougs is listening to this?”

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: haha….or maybe she has a friend that called her up and was like, “i was listening to a fantasy baseball podcast and heard your ex…” not as quite as exciting as the skinemax call, but still….

        • Grey

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          Haha

  96. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    C Mart looking every bit a guy that needed another rehab start. Damn it throw strikes. Four f*cking walks already. Just walked Jt Riddle and JB Shuck on 9 pitches.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So annoying

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: I blame myself for starting him. He had a month or so lay off, and looked very iffy in his only rehab start at Double A, but I trusted an organization that views Mike Matheny as the man to take them forward..

        • Grey

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          Yeah, same same

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @Fred Garvin MP: matheny is a reason NOT to have started carmart. madox would’ve been a reason to possibly believe he was ready. but i’m STL’ian, we know all about matheny, i don’t know how he’s viewed elsewhere.

  97. Long Bawls says:
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    I added Andujar as a short-sched batty call, but if he keeps this up he’s gonna be a bat mitzvah.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Or a star mitzvah!

      • Long Bawls says:
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        @Grey: A rabbuy for sure!

        • Grey

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          Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, I like the way he plays!

          • Long Bawls says:
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            @Grey: This is getting meshuggamer!

            • Grey

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              As long as he’s hitting Jeruslams!

  98. prescriptionnugs says:
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    cargo or nah

    • prescriptionnugs says:
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      in other words, cargo or carstay?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Carstay

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Carno

        • prescriptionnugs says:
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          @Grey: that’s why they pay you the big bucks

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  99. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h OPS/BAA
    Folty for Chris Taylor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Folty, it’s fair

  100. Chicken Sandwich says:
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    We dropping Vladimir Guerrero Jr. with the news that he’s going to Triple-A within the next month? Looking like next year for a call up. Non keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, forget him

  101. Stephen Lyon says:
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    I’m taking a break from the pool. Anything to see in Joc’s current mini-surge?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, grab him and me a Fiji water

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        @Grey: OK, and I’ll have a Drunken Coconut :)

        Was it the Tiki Ti that we went to after the game that time?

  102. bad hombre says:
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    Hey Grey –
    In my 14 team league (with OBP and SLG instead of AVG and QS instead of Wins)

    My starting 2B is J.Lowrie
    My SPs are Kluber, Morton, Corbin, Pivetta, Wacha, Bundy, Roark, Musgrove, and Darvish (DL)

    Got offered S.Gennett for Corbin. Would you take that offer?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, I would

      • bad hombre says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!!!

  103. William Hung says:
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    I was about to complain about Corbin when he loaded the bases after giving up an RBI double to Crawford – all with nobody out. Then he proceeds to strike out Bumgarner, Hernandez, and Posey to end the inning. Starts the next inning off striking out McCutchen – loading the bases suddenly got Corbin to refocus!

  104. surfer dude says:
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    Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts, I have Baez in Reserves as a replacement in case my regular SS/2nd get hurt – would you drop him for Profar (who has SS/2nd/ OF Eligibility )?
    Thanks for taking the time.

  105. Jubaka says:
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    Even though i own tim anderson. Should I drop Murphy and Bader to get Swanson, and /or a reliever ?
    One of these guys, Jimenez, Rondon, edubray, crick, Madson, devinski, Alvarado.?
    Or just drop Murphy and grab who? It’s a deep league but only 11 teams. Obp no holds.

  106. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft.

    Is Byron Buxton worth DL stashing? Or will he just be a headache once he’s activated.

    Thanks!

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