On a new true crime podcast, Murdered By The Numbers, the host and a former FBI agent discuss the murdering of baseballs.  A serial offender coming into this year was Martin Perez. “The recidivism rates for Perez were due to his 5-ish K/9 and high-3 BB/9,” the host points out.  Then the FBI agent takes us through a personal anecdote about how he captured The Golden State Killer, which ends in a Blue Apron ad.  “The bloody body laid there like a halibut in a summer tomato bouillabaisse, which is just one of their great options!”  Yesterday, Martin Perez showed us once again that no one is too old to be new again.  Except Felix Hernandez, he’s not getting new again.  Perez went 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.83, as he changes all preconceived notions.  His velocity is up 2 MPH and his cutter looks filthy, a pitch he is throwing nearly 35% of the time this year, because of the results he’s getting.  A pitch he added just this year.  See how obvious this narrative is?  Pitcher adds filth and gets results.  He’s not quite an under-3 ERA pitcher, but he’s usable for all leagues.  He left his old crew in Texas that was a bad influence and he’s now done murdering baseballs.  From RIP to rehabilitated FIP.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jorge Polanco – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer, hitting .317. Maybe people will stop asking now if they should drop Polanco.  Doode goes cold for two and half games and people start calling for his head.  Droppin’ geez with incredulity.

Eddie Rosario – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer.  The Twins have the 2nd best winning percentage in baseball, which is happening because I said to bet on the Twins to win the World Series, but didn’t actually do it.

Marcus Stroman – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 2.96.  The Regression Fairies went to the Met Gala as “destroyed ratios.”

Dellin Betances – Throwing from 60 feet. Why are they having him pitch while standing on Aaron Judge?

Clint Frazier – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the IL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “If I were Mexican, you’d never ask me to remove my sombrero, so it’s racist to ask me to take it off.”

Brett Gardner – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 6th homer, hitting .223.  In his first two at-bats, he got the two hardest pieces of the cycle (HR & triple), but in baseball a cycle has four parts.  It’s an off-road four wheeler, apparently.

Dee Gordon – 3-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .297.  “They’re on to us,” Our Commissioner Manfred says as he twirls his mustache, “Think we might have to loosen the stitching a little bit.”  Guatemalan woman in a housedress, who is the union chief of the baseball stitchers, crosses her arms, thinks about this, then replies, “No.”  Manfred stomps his foot, “Dammit, Graciela!  Fine.”

Domingo Santana – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .269.  Sunday, Monday, Happy Days.

Merrill Kelly – 4 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 4.85.  Merrill-y Merrill-y Merrill-y life is but a nightmare.

Blake Snell – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.62.  Was near-perfect thru 6 IP and coasted out to the W on the Ivictory Coast on a boat named, “Snell ya later.”

Tommy Pham – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer, a grand slam.  Wham bam thank you, Pham!

Avisail Garcia – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs, and his 5th homer, hitting .287, hitting near-.375 in the last week, so hot schmotato.  I swear it feels like Avisail has hit more homers than five.  Maybe they’ve instituted the rule I sent to the MLB office:  If someone hits 400-feet worth of fouls straight back, subtract a home run.

Steven MatzMets doctors found Matz is dealing with a nerve issue in his forearm and no structural damage.  Then other doctors looked at it and found no arm.  Seems Mets doctors removed the arm to do the tests.

Wilmer FontMets traded for him.  Fred Wilpon couldn’t live without a Wilmer.  Darwin Barney is next.

Chris Paddack – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks in only 91 pitches (!), ERA at 1.55.  Serious question to you, if you’re reranking right now, where does Paddack get placed for starters?  Top 20?  15?  10?  5?  Do you take anyone over him?

Hunter Renfroe – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  I’m not sure if he’s going to play every day, but definite hot schmotato alert!

Vince Velasquez – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.86.  That’s what I get for chasing a 2-start pitcher I didn’t fully trust.  I’m sure it will get better for his next start.  *removes orange vest, dons duck bill hat and wanders into hunting grounds*  On a side note, every time I wave to someone I think I’m a Phillies player on base.  Maybe I’m watching too much baseball.

Miles Mikolas – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.02.  I’ll say it for you, sonavabench!  Oh, you dropped him?  Sonavadrop then, but it doesn’t have same ring.  Solid bounce back for Mikolas (no dur), but I don’t suddenly trust him anymore than I did before this start.  It’s as Streamonator says about him, mildly positive at home.

Paul DeJong – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, hitting .336.  Tired:  Rafael Devers.  Woke:  DeJong.  Woke with caffeine:  Colonel Mustard did it in the backseat of a jeep with crushed pink cookies!

Matt Carpenter – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer.  Carpenter nailed it!  I don’t love Carpenter, but I wasn’t foolish enough to call him a sell this year, because at some point he’s going to hit 30 homers in 65 games.

Jon Berti – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  We lost Burdi, but we gained Berti.  Hmm… *shifty-eyed dog looks both ways* …I’m suspicious.  Over a full season, Berti projects for about 3 to 4 homers, give or take a deep drive that the announcers think is a home run but gets knocked down by the wind.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  HR to the Izzo!

Kris Bryant – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Does the RJS (Reverse Jinx Sell) work if I keep saying sell?  What if I say sell low?  Does it work twice as much?

Pedro Strop – 0 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.06, as he blew the save.  Ports or depot, UF.

Howie Kendrick – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .338.  If you drafted Kendrick in the 1st round instead of Trea Turner, you’d be doing better.  Now call a friend, you shouldn’t be alone after reading that.

Adam Eaton – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  Like clockwork, he’s on pace for 15/15/.290 as he always is, which will turn into 8/8/.290 after a devastating injury.

Junior Guerra – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save, ERA at 2.21.  Hader had worked a few days in a row, so Guerra got the save.  For all of you holding out hope that Jeffress is going to get saves at some point, this was a clear indication Jeffress is not getting saves.

Hunter Dozier – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .348.  Just what I expected when I drafted him, only I called him “Kris Bryant.”

Adalberto Mondesi – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .280.  Sometimes, I copy and paste my posts into Word and do a Find and Replace of Mondesi for Albright.  We’re married now, Adalberto.

Robinson Chirinos – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .269.  Uh-oh, Chirinos!  He usually follows a home run with another, so if you’re into picking your catcher scab, you’ve been warned.

George Springer – 2-for-5 and his 11th homer, hitting .285.  Did his shoulder doctor — shouldocter? — look at Kris Bryant’s?  Please let it be true.

Walker Buehler – 7 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.95.  Thank God, Spring Training is finally over for Buehler.

Julio Urias – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 1st save, ERA at 3.55.  When giving Jansen a rest, leave it to Dave Roberts to not go to either of his setup men (Baez or Kelly) for the save.  I mean, honestly, all you can do is laugh.

Kevin Gausman – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.00.  He appealed his suspension for throwing at Jose Urena and missing.  He also can’t hit on when he should take that suspension.

Nick Markakis – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Sparkakis and hot schmotato!  Hot sparkatato!

David Price – Hit the IL with elbow tendinitis.  Wow, that came out of nowhere.  Look at your fantasy teams and find the few guys who are pitching well.  Those pitchers there?  They’re not safe from the pitcherpocalypse either.  Red Sox said Price might only miss a start or two.  We shall see.  Or not.  Tomorrow’s not promised.  Ask any Mets pitcher.

John Means – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.48.  His peripherals (8 K/9, 1.9 BB/9) aren’t terrible, and it might be the 27 years of bad Orioles pitchers talking, but I can’t get in on John.  I means…

Jonathan Villar – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, a grand salami.  The most beautiful of lunchmeats.

Shohei Ohtani – Could be activated today, pending an assessment.  Fun fact!  After a 1st date, the worst type of after-dinner mint is an assessment.

Kendrys Morales – With Matt Olson returning from the IL, Morales is expected to be designated for assignment.  The Morales of this story is don’t get old unless you’re a left-handed pitcher.

Carlos Rodon – The first doctor he visited recommended Tommy John surgery.  The 2nd doctor recommended they attach a balloon animal to his shoulder and teach it how to pitch.  The 2nd doctor was a Mets doctor.

Yoan Moncada – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .293.  Unless talking about Kris Bryant, I’d take the over on everyone’s projected homers.  For what it’s Werth, Moncada’s average had dropped thirty-five points in the last week.

James McCann – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .351.  McCann’s a hero because he’s a catcher.  I prefer hitters who never catchered.

Tim Anderson – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs, hitting .339 as he stole his 12th base.

Ivan Nova – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 7.04.  Streamonator didn’t love this start because Nova’s garbage, but you know what’s more garbagey?  The Indians lineup.

Trevor Bauer – 5 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 3.42.  My immediate reaction to Bauer getting hit is:  it couldn’t happen to a bigger douchebag, but then I immediately think, “Wait!  That’s my douchebag!”

Mike Gerber – 0-for-4, 3 Ks, hitting .067.  The Giants’ OF was: Gerber/Duggar/Pillar.  Gerber/Duggar/Pillar? I hardly know her, but if she knows anything about baseball, pretty sure she thinks this outfield stinks.

Pablo Sandoval – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and a slam (3) and legs (1) and he worked a scoreless inning of relief, so a slam and legs with cheese. Can we briefly talk about how bad the Giants look?  Actually, I have a song for them.  They Might Be Giants singing, “Istanbul to QuadAstinople.”

Drew Pomeranz – 1 2/3 Ip, 7 ER, ERA at 5.93.  The most hilarious thing is receiving notification emails from my leagues that someone dropped Pomeranz in the middle of his start. They only had less than two innings to do it too.

Jose Peraza – 0-for-3, hitting .185, and yesterday the Reds scored 12 runs.  Adios, amigo!  Emphasis on GO!  Off my team!  I hate you!

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, and his third homer in the last three games.  Finally, his wish was granted by his brother Eugenie.

Jose Iglesias – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and a homer short of the cycle.  If you started Iglesias on a short schedule day, they answered your prayer.

Curt Casali – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs, hitting .283.  Psycho killer, Curt Casali!  Or Mustang Casali, depending on your taste in music.

Nick Senzel – 2-for-6 and his 2nd and 3rd homer as he hit leadoff.  Both homers went to the opposite field.  Cinco de Mayo was Sunday, but that’s a tasty oppo taco plate, Senzelnati Kid!  The top five in the Reds lineup yesterday was Senzel, Votto, Suarez, Puig, Farmer.  Butcher, “Trust me. It’s the finest of cured pork products.”  Customer, “I’ve heard of proscuitto and cotto but not Senzelvotto. Where is it sourced from?”  “The 4/5 hitters.”

  1. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Got a text regarding Snell at 5 2/3 innings, “No-Hitter!”
    Low and behold the @#ck bag i got Snell from via trade.

    Next batter single, followed by hit-batter. However, he did manage QS. I feel the need to retaliate for his blatent and smug jinx. Snell gone after 89 pitches.

    Anyways,

    16 team H2H keeper dynasty league :

    Start Lester vs Miami?
    Start Caleb Smith @CHC?

    I would ask about starting Cal Quaalude-Tranquill vs NYM, but I forgot he was in my minor league system. Fantrax forbid any lineup changes until I add him to my roster(last spot) following his fill-in start. HAPPY FACE!

    Thankyou, great article

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d start both

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        My RP started decent this season: BARNES, DOOLITTLE, SHANE GREENE, DIEGO CASTILLO, swarwak.

        Swarak avg. just over 2pts per outing, opposed to 6-9pts from others.

        Our league really emphasizes HOLDS, SV, SV+HLDS.

        Best options on wire- Brebbia, Workman, Sipp, Baez, Jackson

        I have cash for one more FA all season. I’m sitting 5-0. Hold onto Swarak for bit, or grab one of these RPs

        Thankyou

        • knucks says:
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          The Saves+Holds thing devalues Swarzak. You don’t need a schmuck who MIGHT be in the closer role. But Pts leagues confuse the hell out of me and also if you can’t make any moves the rest of the year, this isn’t the time for it.

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            Our League commissioner went buck wild on Fantrax. Our league is technically a points driven h2h league, but our league admin created 15 categories for hitting and pitching each. Too much to keep track of.

            He just added a QS2, AND QS3 for SP. He calls them super and super super QS.

            For RP a hold is 6 points. Okay fine, but then a SV+Hold is 0.5 points.

            I think Mike Scosippath is running the league.

            • knucks says:
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              I think you should def find a new league. Simpler the better.

              • Hebrew Hammer says:
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                Basically being 16 team with contracts league, you get f’d every three or so years.

                No 1yr contacts, 2 yr contracts (max 3 total on 27 roster), and they go up there.

                So you want the good players huh? Enjoy the 4-7 year contracts and no FA CASH.

                OH, did I mention minor league system as well.

                My face..

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                  Way too much going on there. Redraft only 12 Team 5×5 for me. None of that sounds appealing in the slightest.

        • Grey

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          One more FA all season? And this is the move you want to do? No, no , no

          • Hebrew Hammer says:
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            Wheeew you talked me out of it (sarcasm + sarcasm). Swarwak is just irritating.

            Good news, Duffy the dumpster fire is back on the market $$$

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should smash your phone to smithereens

      Agree with DT

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        Btw Grey your J. Dozier and Voit picks have been great. Goodrum not bad either, but those other two have kept me 5-0

        Thankyou

  2. Marcusallenoverthetop says:
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    Made me lol ?????? Thx for that

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  3. Evil Knebel says:
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    Paddack seems like such a sell high with being a rookie and an innings limit but I don’t really see how I can sell him at this point. I think itd have to be for a top 40 player to even consider moving him.

    • Baby Seal says:
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      Agree, have that BEAST too!

      I would want like a Pham or similar caliber player in return.

      • ChefBoyRG54 says:
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        Pham? maybe in a redraft, but just lacks the luster and excitement.

    • knucks says:
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      Just ride the lightning brother.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with knucks

  4. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Beautiful report, if this were the Middle Ages, it’d be compared to The Pieta!

    a. Haha on Wilmer Font. How ’bout they do the right thing and retire Juan Lugares ASAP. Guy is a turd on a turd sandwich that’s stuck under the right front wheel of an 18-wheeler in Jersey.

    b. On Means’ effort…John Means ‘NO’!!! How many times do you horndogs need to be told?

    c. Senzational…that is all.

    d. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for May 7

    Bagel Street, aka. Susquehanna Hat Company, aka. Fluegel Street routine – Abbott and Costello skit, taken from In Society

    This is a classic vaudeville routine and highly popular with the fans of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. During the filming of ‘In Society’, Lou wanted to include this routine in the movie. However, because the movie was already on a tight shooting schedule, since Universal Pictures wanted to release this film before MGM’s Abbott and Costello movie “Lost in a Harem,” the producers refused. Lou was unwilling to give up on the idea, so he filmed and directed this segment himself.

    The routine involves Abbott and Costello helping out a friend, Derby Dan, owner of a hat shop, by delivering some hats to the Susquehanna Hat Company on Bagel Street [later, when doing the same routine on the Abbott and Costello television show, it was changed to Fleugel Street].

    Bud Abbott: You’ve got to deliver these to the Susquehanna Hat Company!
    Lou Costello: Where?
    Bud Abbott: It’s on Bagel Street!
    Lou Costello: Where’s Bagel Street?
    Bud Abbott: I don’t know, we’ll ask somebody. It’s on our way down there
    Lou Costello: [Getting a hat from the box] How much did you say they are?
    Bud Abbott: $7.50 a piece!
    Lou Costello: [places a hat on his head] How do I look with a 7 and a half dollar hat on?
    Bud Abbott: Let me see … say, kind of spiffy!
    Lou Costello: OK?
    Bud Abbott: Alright, but carry those [gives boxes to Lou] but don’t get it dirty!
    Lou Costello: Let’s go
    Bud Abbott: Be careful
    Lou Costello: Bagel Street eh?
    Bud Abbott: Bagel Street!
    Lou Costello: We’ll ask somebody!
    Bud Abbott: We’ll ask somebody!
    [down the street]
    Bud Abbott: Here. Ask this fellow where Bagel Street is!
    Lou Costello: OK – [to stranger] Excuse me … can you tell me where Bagel Street is?
    Man: Sorry Buddy, I haven’t got a dime!
    Lou Costello: Who’s asking you for money? I’m only asking you where Bagel Street is!
    Man: Do I know where Bagel Street is?? Of course, I know where Bagel Street is! What do I look like, a dummy? Do I look like I have just come off a boat? Is there a tag on my lapel saying that I just came from Ellis Island? Of course, I know where Bagel Street is! I was born and raised on Bagel Street! My brother was born on Bagel Street! You know my brother?
    Lou Costello: All I’m asking you …
    Man: [interrupting] Why do you go around talking about my brother? I’ll have you understand my brother is one of the finest guys to have ever walked in shoe leather. My brother was an honest student at school! Go ahead, say something nasty about my brother. Say something like … ‘he shouldn’t get a parole!’
    Lou Costello: I’m asking you where Bagel Street is! A common ordinary citizen asking another fellow where Bagel Street is! I have to deliver these hats to the Susquehanna hat company!
    Man: [grabs Lou by the lapels]
    Lou Costello: Let go of me!
    Man: [points to Lou’s hat] – is that a
    Lou Costello: yeah!
    Man: [Takes off Lou’s hat and holds it] You know who makes these hats?
    Lou Costello: I don’t know some …
    Man: [interrupting] Child labour! Little girls. 13 – 14 years old. Little girls with curls down their hair. They work 13 – 14 hours a day. They work in a sweatshop all day long. [punches hole through top of hat] Here’s what I think of a
    Lou Costello: [helplessly looking on as man goes crazy ripping his hat apart] seven and a half dollars!!
    Man: Ow!! [he’s just cut his finger] Mmmm [sucking finger]
    Lou Costello: What’s the matter?
    Man: So you put the wire in there to cut my finger? [beating Lou over the head with the hat] Boy! the
    Bud Abbott: Well. You know that’s gonna cost you, you know!
    Lou Costello: Give ‘em back to Dan
    Bud Abbott: Seven dollars and fifty cents! You broke one of Dan’s hats!
    Lou Costello: Look, all I did was put a hat on my head [places another hat on his head] Did I ask the guy to take it off?
    Bud Abbott: That’s enough! It’s the way you ask them!
    Lou Costello: You ask the next guy!
    Bud Abbott: Come on. Never mind. Let’s find Bagel Street!
    [Further down the street]

    Abbott and Costello – Bagel Street
    Abbott and Costello – Bagel Street
    Bud Abbott: Here. Ask this lady where Bagel Street is!
    Lou Costello: Excuse me, lady! Can you tell me where Bagel Street is?
    Lady: Bagel Street? [cries] Ohh, why did you have to remind me of Bagel Street? My husband was killed on Bagel Street, do you hear? My husband was killed on Bagel Street!
    Lou Costello: Well I mean, after all, all I don’t understand this. I wanna go, to the Susquehanna Hat Company!
    Lady: Susquehanna Hat Company??? [cries angrily, takes hat off Lou’s head] – Is that a Susquehanna hat? That’s the same kind of hat my husband was wearing when he was killed! He wouldn’t have lost his life if he had of been wearing a good hat when that safe fell off that 15 storey building – but no! He was wearing a hat like this one. [punches hole through hat] That’s the cheapest hat I ever saw … Oh! My husband’s dead! [runs off crying] He’s Dead! He’s Dead!
    Lou Costello: He ain’t dead lady … he’s hidin’!
    Bud Abbott: Now look!
    Lou Costello: That guy!
    Bud Abbott: Now, just a minute! That’s two hats you’ve broken! Now you know how much you own Derby Dan?
    Lou Costello: How much do I owe Derby Dan?
    Bud Abbott: Fifteen Dollars!
    Lou Costello: Fifteen Dollars?
    Bud Abbott: Yes! [shouting] and STOP insulting women!!!
    Lou Costello: Look! All I asked her was ‘where was Bagel Street!’
    [Young Woman walks up behind Lou]
    Young Woman: Bagel Street? [screams]
    Lou Costello: [punches hole in hat before she has an opportunity]
    Young Woman: Bagel Street? Don’t ever mention that name to me again! I can’t stand it! [takes broken hat and hits Lou over the head with it] BAGEL STREET! [storms off] Oh!
    Bud Abbott: Wait a minute!
    Lou Costello: [picks up hat boxes and looks as if he’s about to throw them away]
    Bud Abbott: Hold that still!
    Lou Costello: Give him back the hats!
    Bud Abbott: Take that box and go on down there and find out where Bagel Street is! [pushes Lou down the street—further down the street – pauses outside china pottery shop]
    Lou Costello: Hey, Eddie.
    Bud Abbott: What?
    Lou Costello: How much do I owe Derby Dan now?
    Bud Abbott: Twenty-two dollars and fifty cents.
    Lou Costello: I’m going to try just one more! [places another hat on head]
    Bud Abbott: Be careful with that one, will you, please!
    Lou Costello: Yes sir!
    Bud Abbott: Hey wait a minute … I’ve got an idea. I’m going to run back to our plumbing shop, and get some of those little business cards of ours, and we can give them away to those society people up in Briarwood.
    Lou Costello: Very good business sense you got Eddie!
    Bud Abbott: But find out where Bagel Street is, please! [Exits scene]
    Lou Costello: OK, I’ll ask another guy that comes along. I’ll ask anybody, I don’t care!
    [Man comes into scene]
    Lou Costello: Excuse me, Mister. Can you please tell me where Bagel Street is?
    Man: [sadly] Bagel Street? Don’t ask me where Bagel Street is … [starts crying] A terrible thing happened to me on Bagel Street [openly sobbing]. I was walking along, minding my own business, and a safe fell off a 15 storey building on my head and killed me!!
    Lou Costello: A safe fell 15 floors on your head and killed you?
    Man: Yeah!! [sobbing]
    Lou Costello: Well, as long as you’re dead then there’s no use asking you where the Susquehanna Hat Company is …
    Man: [loudly] Susquehanna Hat?!? That’s the kind of hat I was wearing when I was killed and …
    Lou Costello: [quickly takes off hat and places it back in the box]
    Man: … and you ask me about a … [takes hat out of box] – this hat?? this hat is not worth wearing and .. [yelling] This is the kind of hat I was killed in! [punches hole through hat]
    Lou Costello: Eddie!
    Man: [beats Lou over head repeatedly with broken hat]
    Lou Costello: Eddie! Eddie!
    Man: [screaming] You’re asking me about … [pauses] I’m so sorry [calmly]. I .. I .. I think I’ve broken your hat!
    Lou Costello: You think you’ve broken it?
    Man: Yeah
    Lou Costello: This is the fourth Susquehanna Hat I…
    Man: [yelling] Susquehanna! [grabs vase and breaks it over Lou’s head—Shop proprietor, an older Italian man named Luigi, comes out to see what the commotion is about]
    Luigi: What are you doing? Help! Police! Help! Help! Help!
    Cop: What’s going on here?
    Luigi: Ah, this fellow here, this big fellow, is trying to take it on the little fellow, my friend
    Cop: [grabbing man] Come on!
    Luigi: Lock him up!
    Man: [Smiling] You can’t take me to Jail!
    Cop: Oh no?
    Man: I’m dead!! [laughs] You can’t take me to jail!
    Cop: Oh yes I can! Come on!
    Man: I’m Dead! [laughing hysterically] Ha ha ha ha!
    Cop: [drags crazy man off to jail]
    Luigi: He’s crazy!
    Lou Costello: He’s crazy!
    Luigi: Yeah! What can I do now for you, Albert?
    Lou Costello: Luigi, How can I get to the Susquehanna Hat Company?
    Luigi: Susquehanna! Susquehanna!
    Lou Costello: Luigi!
    Luigi: [Runs in shop, reappears with axe and smashes all the vases on display!]
    Lou Costello: [grabs hat boxes and runs off]

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

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      Wow, you did this bit early, this is my favorite bit by Abbot & Costello — I’ve mentioned Susquenna Hat Company before on the site… Love this!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Grey!!

        Thanks, man! It means a lot. Good luck all of your teams – may your runs be plenty (on the hitting side) and may your Ks be abundant (on the pitching side).

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          SUSQUENNHA HAT COMPANY?!

  5. man, this guy above me is on truckloads of meth or copying scorsese movie scripts without preserving the formatting that makes it all readable…!

    anyway, just dropping in to high-five the twins prediction that you didn’t bet on. i didn’t either, but goddamn it would be great to get another ws championship.

    ps: you check out my website yet? spoiler: it’s a youtube video, not a website. and not even a promotion, just awesome. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9cYcRotufU

    • Peacecoast says:
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      He is Ante, and we love him

      • Ante Galic says:
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        PC!

        Love ya! Hope your RCL experience is going well. Gotta be ahead of Grey’s Buy column to win your RCL, if that makes sense at all. Anticipate Grey’s moves.

        Cheers,
        Ante

      • Jack says:
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        I am glad Ante is a regular for a long time, but I get stressed out when I see him in the comments. A physical reaction and it is not love. Just being honest, sorry to be rude but no love for Ante here.

        • Jack says:
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          Oh, and I also took the entire year off last year of fantasy baseball and attempted to retire before getting sucked back in. Unfortunately, a year off did not help in liking Ante more; absence did not make the heart grow fonder. I just had to get this off my chest this one time.

          • Yes says:
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            I thought I was the only one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice video!

    • Yes says:
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      Yeah I know what you mean lol. I think he’s Lou abbots long lost relative or something!

  6. kelyeh says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Very nice articles & always enjoy reading them.

    In my 12 teams roto league, I am having Senzel on my NA and I need to move and put him in my roster asap. I currently am having Andrelton Simmons, Eduardo Escobar and Marcus Semien in my team as main “hits” contributors (hits and avg are 2 offensive categories, among others).

    Who do you think I should drop in order to move up Senzel?

    thank you!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Semien and Simmons are pretty close. I’d lose Semien.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d lose Simmons

  7. Sourdoughbred says:
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    Imagine Voits heartbreak when his two run jack doesn’t even get a lonely pun in today’s writeup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So taken for granted

  8. Wonderk1nd says:
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    Sell high on Chavis or senzel? Or just hold these guys and see where it goes?
    I have a hard time believing Pedroia/Nunez/holt will cut into Chavis playing time

    • Baby Seal says:
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      HOLD! You should be getting at least 110% value if you trade em

    • Cram It says:
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      Depends what you can get.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram

      • Wonderk1nd says:
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        I could get guys like Felipe Vasquez, Robert Osuna, Carlos Carrasco, Juan soto

        I could use the help in the OF and pitching, I have Machado and villar for 2B and 3B

        • Cram It says:
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          If by “guys like”, you mean actually those guys, I would take Soto for Chavis in a heartbeat.

          • Wonderk1nd says:
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            That is what I mean, thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, Soto

  9. Mike Blythe says:
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    Have to drop one of these guys to make room for Meadows: Haniger or Domingod. Or would you drop Meadows?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  10. Racehorse says:
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    Do I drop Renato Nunez or Inciarte … for either David Fletcher or Ronny Rod ?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  11. Brett says:
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    Drop Verdugo or Tim Beckham for Chris Taylor?

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  12. Bobby says:
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    Betts and Torres or Bregman and Benintendi? Which side wins for a keeper league? Thanks for your time.

    • Baby Seal says:
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      Close call but I like Bregman side

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Betts for me but it’s fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Seal

      • Baby Seal says:
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        Let’s go!!

  13. NJ says:
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    Good morning! Thoughts on Hunter Dozier or Josh Bell as a CI for rest of season?

    • Ivan Make Basket says:
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      Hate to be rude but is this a serious question?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Dozier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  14. NJ says:
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    Also…somebody in my league floated me the idea that I give up C. Seager and Soroka for injured Trea Turner. I’m skeptical but should i be? Thanks so much for any thoughts…

    • Justin Ralph says:
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      I would do that deal. I’ve been trying to acquire Turner since the injury in leagues I don’t have him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with JR

  15. Snacks Zillion says:
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    i $eNT kRis BrYanT a cREePy LeTTeR wITh KuT oUt lEttErS to $Tep iT uP!!!

    Looks like he got the letter-Finally some signs of life.

    • Snacks Zillion says:
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      And Craig Kimbrel is dead to me, (que Squints) “fooooooreveeeer….”

    • Cram It says:
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      Haha. Nice.

    • American Troutfisher says:
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      Snacks, your letter definitely worked. Bryant’s stats for the last two weeks: 41 AB, 11 hits, 11 runs, 12 RBI, 4 homers, 0 steals, 11 walks, .268 avg., .436 OBP, .658 SLG. CBS roto rank: 42. He’ll be fine moving forward.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, nice Snacks

  16. Lonestar3 says:
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    Baez for K. Brant + Kershaw

    • Lonestar3 says:
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      *Bryant

    • Cram It says:
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      Baez

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Baez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  17. stayinhot says:
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    Hey Grey, DT

    Happy Tuesday! (if there is such a thing*).

    CJ Cron, if he isn’t hitting for power he isn’t doing anything, do I move on? even in a 14 teamer?

    With regards to Hunter Dozier, why does he get no love from Hittertron? Is it just the changed approach or am I just riding out a hot streak? BABIP is high but its not obscene.

    *there is not.

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      One more day until hump day! Or as married men called it ‘Wednesday’

      • stayinhot says:
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        LOL Fungazi this reminds me so much of Flight of the Conchords – Business Time.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      You can prob move on but who are your options?

      Not sure about hittertron.

      • stayinhot says:
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        Well I can plug Hoskins in and put Dozier in CI.

        I just get FOMO real bad, I dont want to drop him and then regret it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          FOMO with Cron? Meh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s happy Tuesdays! Agree with DT, move on

  18. Jason says:
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    Pick 3 if 4
    Eikoff
    Montas
    Luke weaver
    Strahm

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d lose Eickhoff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  19. RicoSuave says:
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    Excellent work Grey!

    16 team H2H weekly points league… redraft

    Verdugo or Clint Frazier?

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go verdugo but its close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Frazier

  20. Taylor says:
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    My Votto for his Mancini + Arrietta? OBP league. Would need to drop Joey L, which I’m about ready to do anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini side

  21. aardvark says:
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    Brasier and meadows or Aroldis Chapman?

    • Cram It says:
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      Meadows

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  22. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    That tweet!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  23. Another Dan says:
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    Good stuff Grey,

    Moved on from Peraza, then picked him back up and am now moving on again. Hey I gave that guy such a long leash that he has it tied round both arms and legs so he can neither bat nor run.

    Questions, questions, questions …..
    A) In a H2H keeper league with no CI/MI and only 1 UT slot. I can keep Chapman (8th round next year), Vlad Jr (17) and Senzel (20). Sell high on Senzel ? He won’t fit in my OF either when eligible (Harper (1), Acuna(21) and Soto(22)). I guess I could try and trade Harper for another rd 1 keeper?

    B) In a 13 team roto where adds take effect tomorrow. I am finding it hard to find AB’s for C. currently rostering Alfaro, swap for Posey (would use #1 WW spot). Posey’s playing time trump Alfaro ?

    C) picked it earlier …. yuk

    D) in 12 team H2H dynasty I have a roster crunch. please rank Bader, Verdugo, Odor, Markakis, Stewart (when off IL).

    E) don’t get chance to comment on the podcasts, but they are excellent. I love my walk to work ….

    Best wishes,

    Another Dan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I hear ya on Peraza…

      A. Harper for another 1st rounder? Even a 2nd rounder?

      B. I’d want Alfaro D. None, I guess Markakis, Verdugo E. Thanks!

  24. Ctfdu says:
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    Thanks for the write Grey. Based on a 14 team league 5×5, where do you make the cut with both 100 batters and 100 pitchers? Do you hold with players outside that Pizarro line that are making huge improvements in the ranking? I.e. Eickhoff. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… Huh?

      • CTFDU says:
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        I mean after which of the batters you consider them dropable and pitchers for streaming?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Still don’t follow

  25. Ctfdu says:
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    Please Rank ROS, league with OBP: Dahl, Castellanos, Meadows, Conforto.

    • Ctfdu says:
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      Include Senzel also please.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl, Conforto, Meadows, Senzel

  26. Ctfdu says:
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    Do you think is ok to have 2 or 3 batters from the same team?

    • Cram It says:
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      Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        Not if all Lefties and Manager fond of platooning (I have Bellinger, Muncy, + Verdugo); 2 offten sit for Kike; Pederson; taylor). also if postponement. won’t do that again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  27. Lipson says:
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    Drop Luchessi for Perez, or possibly Jon Gray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  28. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    I suspect that after Catchers, Travis Shaw has become your least favorite topic. One more question: Drop Shaw for Ahmad Rosario?

    • Baby Seal says:
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      Not the worst idea honestly. See post below–struggled deciding between Polanco and Rosario for my Peraza drop.

      Went Polanco since he’s hitting second in the beastly Twins lineup, but now I could be light on legs.

      Who else you have to consider dropping? I’d try to stash Shaw on your bench if you have the spot.

      – Baby Seal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  29. Baby Seal says:
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    Grey and DT!!

    Thanks for the Senzless advice! You guys are the best!!

    Finally cut ties w/ Peraza this morning for Polanco–just couldn’t take it any longer! What a bum!

    Ok, enough exclamation points. Whatcha thinking on Strop? Dude is sucking wind.

    Thanks,
    – Baby Seal

    • Baby Seal says:
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      Also, what a tweet Grey!! HAHA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Strop’s ERA prior to last night was in the 2’s, I think he’s okay, just a bad game

      • Baby Seal says:
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        Word, thanks homie.

  30. Savoy Special says:
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    Sup Grey! 14 team H2H auction redraft league. 6×6: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV+HD, K/9

    1) drop Dwight Smith Jr or Christian Walker to activate Austin Meadows this weekend?

    C: JT Realmuto
    1B: Josh Bell
    2B: Yoan Moncada
    3B: Manny Machado
    SS: Andrelton Simmons
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Tommy Pham
    OF: Dwight Smith Jr
    UTL: Christian Walker

    IL: Fernando Tatis Jr
    IL: Austin Meadows

    P: Jose Alvarado
    P: Reyes Moronta
    P: Raisel Iglesias
    P: Emilio Pagan
    P: Jose Leclerc
    SP: German Marquez
    SP: Zack Wheeler
    B: Joe Musgrove
    B: Max Fried
    B: Luke Weaver
    B: Jared Eickhoff

    IL: Mike Clevinger

    Thanks, Grey!

    • Cram It says:
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      Can you drop Simmons, move Manny to SS and Walker to 3B?

      • Savoy Special says:
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        Walker isn’t eligible at 3B

        • Cram It says:
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          I’d drop the one who is lower ranked in your format.

          • Savoy Special says:
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            ugh this is tough. Dwight Smith Jr is currently ranked the 6th OF (probably won’t keep it up cuz he doesn’t have a pedigree) and Christian Walker is ranked the 3rd 3B. I don’t know what to do. Might have to just leave Meadows IL’d or drop Emilio Pagan. But I don’t like carrying bench hitters because I always get sonofabench’d.

            • Cram It says:
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              I wouldn’t not carry a bench hitter because you might make the wrong choice with who you started. I would drop an RP then until one of your batters shows their true colors. You can always pick up an effective RP. Not so much for a top 5 position player.

              • Savoy Special says:
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                thanks Cram. very good point. I think my cut could be Pagan because I picked up Leclerc thinking he’ll fully bounce back since he’s still throwing 97 mph. but after mulling this over, I’ll just keep Meadows DL’d and save this decision for next week and just use this same logic then

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut Pagan

  31. Twins Peaker says:
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    I’m starting both Lester and C. Smith at the Cubs game today. Anyone want to talk me out of it? It’s a pts league where wins don’t matter but hr allowed us big.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting both

  32. Bill Buttlicker says:
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    You rolling with Fried @ LAD today? SON surprisingly doesn’t hate the matchup.

    I’m with you and about to finally cut bait with Peraza—which of these guys would you want to pick up over him? Polanco, Rosario, Profar, Swanson, Beckham, Galvis, or Chis Taylor (sorry for the long list). No specific needs, but some speed would be nice.

    Thanks a lot as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buttlicker, I’m starting Fried — I’d go Polanco

  33. papasmurf says:
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    Paddack’s been amazing! Fangraph shows his hard hit % is high and batted ball profile slightly favor flyballs though. Seems like those imply some hard flyballs that should leave the park. No matter what, very likely a mid to high 2s ERA SP.

    My league drafted early before Paddack got serious coverage in the spring. Wish I had taken him over Lucchesi.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, I own him in a few places, wish I owned him everywhere

  34. Steamin Beamen says:
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    Start Max Fried today?

    Max Fried @ LAD Ryu – 4.7

    Thanks a lot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  35. Scott says:
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    Morning, Grey. Thanks for another fine article. Was wondering if any of these pitchers have decent value for the rest of the year (notwithstanding the fact that one of them is your headliner today…haha). Mixed H-2-H, standard 5×5 (except L instead of W), plus QS. Thank you.

    – M.Perez (Min), Pablo Lopez (Mia), J.Eickhoff, J.Luchessi, J.Odorizzi.

    • Cram It says:
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      But Perez is the lede and he literally says he’s “usable for all leagues.”

      They all have decent value in one form or another.

      • scott says:
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        Thanks. That was my point about referencing Perez… Grey gives him a shout-out, but I wanted to see if any of the others would provide better overall value.

        • Cram It says:
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          You list all them in the same line. But you mean are any of the other 4 over Perez?

          • scott says:
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            No…just curious if any of these guys are head-and-shoulders better than the rest. I know that Grey leads with Perez today but it could have been any of the other guys, had they pitched a gem last night. That’s why I’m looking for opinions on who’s the “best” of the bunch that I listed. Thanks.

            • knucks says:
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              Its Perez right now.

            • Cram It says:
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              I hope you’re not married.

              • Shame says:
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                Judging people is fun…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem! I’d try Perez

  36. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    “Dammit Graciela” – The mental image of this has me rolling! Nice!

    Is Hunter Dozier/Darvish for K. Bryant/Soroka a good idea, bad idea, or insulting offer? I’d be offering Dozier side…but knowing my luck Bryant hits the IL and Soroka regresses hard.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I wouldn’t buy low on Bryant… It could work out, but I really don’t trust him yet

  37. Jim says:
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    Team is

    Trout
    Freeman
    Rendon
    Judge (dL)
    Santana
    Abdujar
    C Frazier
    T Anderson
    Schoop
    Kieboom
    Garcia
    Reyes
    Bauers
    VanMeter
    Vogelbach
    Zunini
    Cervelli

    Paddack
    Bauer
    Verlander
    Maeda
    Fried
    Taillon (dL)
    Mikolas
    Woodruff
    neris
    Stripling
    Musgrove
    Lucchesi
    Loaisaga

    Points league

    Brutal start for my team thinking of abondoning stud pitchers. One thought was to trade verlander and a vogelbach or Anderson type for Bregman and like weaver.
    Maybe also trade Bauer and Anderson for acuna and Buehler. Tough call on Bauer though as I can keep him in the last round one more year. Both verlander and Bauer seem to be due a little regression. The way pitching is going this year I feel like I want to get out of it all together. Should I try to sell low on judge and taillon to keep my team afloat? Judge is also a last round keeper next year. Very unsure about what to do. Never had a team struggle so hard early on. Anyone else I should be selling high on? Max fried?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bregman/Weaver for Verlander/Vogel, but I imagine anyone would

      Keep Bauer in the last round, don’t trade that

  38. kilkennybrian says:
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    Are we actually dropping Peraza? How deep of leagues? Deepest I have him is 12, shallowest 8. With senzel up, he probably never sees the top of the order again, sadly.

    • Cram It says:
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      Drop him.

    • knucks says:
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      I just dropped him for Fletcher in a 12 team league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I think it’s time

    • SF says:
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      Hi Grey. Would you hold McHugh after tonight for another start or drop for Odorizzi? Thanks.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Drop

        • SF says:
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          Thanks. Not sure how my comment ended up here. But appreciate you answering!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

  39. prey879 says:
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    Stay in the flames with Caleb Smith @ChC ($11 on Streamonator)? Cubbies have been en fuego so makes me nervous but he’s quieted some good lineups.

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      Winds blowing IN, that’ll help some

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him

  40. Cram It says:
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    But Perez is the lede and he literally says he’s “usable for all leagues.”

    They all have decent value in one form or another.

  41. Michael Blythe says:
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    In a void rank these guys: Haniger, Domingod, Meadows, Alonso, Ohtani.

    Thanks, guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso, Meadows, Haniger, Domingo

  42. Frills says:
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    Would you drop one of the following for Kelly?

    Romo
    Strop
    Parker

    • knucks says:
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      Drop one of your guys getting some saves right now for an SP who got blown up yesterday?

      No.

      • Frills says:
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        I meant Shawn Kelley the Rangers closer. Sorry about that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  43. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    God Peraza sucks, but I can’t seem to find it in my heart to drop him for Odor….

    Also, general Razzball PSA, if you’re looking for some reliever innings for ratio/K’s (particularly in a starts cap league), Jalen Beeks is supposed to follow Stanek today for multiple innings. Been trying to spread this gospel to all people (outside of my leagues, of course).

    • knucks says:
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      I could have dropped Peraza or Odor for David Fletcher today and I dropped Peraza for whatever that is worth to you.

      Also, good tip because having to go look up Topkin tweets gets really annoying. I can’t stand that guy at this point.

      • Pine Tar Incident says:
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        Agree – I’ve actually made a twitter account to follow these bulk guys (so I read Topkin for you and get those random guys like when the Rangers or Orioles do an opener), so check out Opener_News on twitter if you ‘re interested.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grabbing Beeks now, good call

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beeks is gone, who else you got (kidding)

  44. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I’m hearing rumors that Ohtani might be activated before tonights game. If that is true, Would you drop Yandy Diaz to activate him? Thanks in advance.

    • Cram It says:
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      If he’s your only option, yes.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        reddick, Diaz, Albert, Billy Hamilton, Garrett Hampson are my other options

        • Cram It says:
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          Jesus Christ Kimmel. Ok drop any of those guys EXCEPT Diaz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Reddick

  45. Teacher Man says:
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    Yo, Grey.

    I picked up and have been waiting on Ohtani in our 10 team, H/H, OPS, and negative k’s league. Drop Escobar? Franco? Winker? Here’s my situation:
    C: Alfaro
    1b: Rizzo
    2b: Merrifield
    3b: H. Dozier
    SS: E. Escobar
    CI: Bregman
    MI: Andrus
    OF: Davis
    OF: Cutch
    OF: Dahli Lama
    OF: Conforto
    U: Franco,
    BN: Winker

    WWG or DT do?

    Cheers,

    Teacher Man

    • Cram It says:
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      Cram would drop Franco.

      • dingo37 says:
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        WWG & DT would agree with Cram

        • Teacher Man says:
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          Thanks for not eating my baby.

          TM

      • Teacher Man says:
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        Thanks for Crammin’ it in there!

        Peace,

        TM

    • Cram It says:
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      Agree with dingo.

      • Teacher Man says:
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        Move made. It’ll be fun watching Franco hit three bombs tonight.

        TM

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, TM

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

      • Teacher Man says:
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        Cheers.

        TM

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, TM

  46. Thomas Petrone says:
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    have Kyle Schwarber and Odubel Herrera in my OF – drop either for Hunter Renfroe or Harrison Bader?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schwarber for Renfroe sounds fine

  47. anon says:
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    How long should we hold Shaw in 12 team mixed? Muncy just got 2b eligibility which is making my drop finger itchy… have Hunter D to man 3rd..

    Was thinking holding until end of May and dropping him if he’s still a schmohawk by then, but I’m also considering dropping him and stashing Luis Urias. Jeff McNeil was also recently just dropped. Any thoughts on the Shaw shituation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Give him another week or two

      • William Hung says:
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        But by then, he’d probably fall under the 50% ownership threshold and he’ll be eligible to be a BUY in the weekly Buy/Sell. He’s currently hovering around 60%

        Wouldn’t that be ironic – he’d fall under the 50% ownership, make the buy/sell and people start asking if they should drop some other struggling bat for Travis Shaw?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  48. surfer dude says:
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    Hi Grey, nothing to ask just had to say great read as usual and that Hunter Dozier review caused me to snort out my hot coffee all over my keyboard ^^

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  49. Hot Rod

    Hot Rod says:
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    The amazing thing on Bauer is this: “Chicago ended his streak of starts allowing four earned runs or fewer at 60, the second-longest run since 1970 behind Greg Maddux’s 106 from 1991 to 1994.” That is one heck of a streak. Though as a fantasy owner I could have sworn he got lit up more recently…time flies.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, that is surprising

  50. OaktownSteve says:
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    Magootowners ran Paddack and Perez out there yesterday in the NFBC. Team has Caleb Smith, Ryu, Fried, Flaherty, Wheeler, McHugh, Bassitt, Odorizzi, Turnbull…

    Siesta time.

    • Dave D says:
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      Yeah, you really nailed the value pitching picks in our league. No doubt about it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Nice!

      • Dave D says:
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        Btw, Congrats on leaving the cellar. How long until you pass me on your way to slaying Magootown?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I’d need Stanton to return and hit about 60 HRs in 4 months

  51. Ron swanson says:
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    Would you deal mcneil and Velazquez for Soroka? Or r u worried about an innings limit.

    • William Hung says:
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      Worry about the innings limit later unless you have a limited number of moves. Do the deal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hector Velazquez? Sure

      • Ron swanson says:
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        Vinny velazquez … still do the deal?

        • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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          uhhhhh yeah

  52. William Hung says:
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    Remember when Cliff Lee broke out in 2008? This run by Martin Perez is reminding me of that in that Cliff Lee had a 6+ ERA in 2007, and Martin Perez had a 6+ ERA last year. They are both lefties to boot. Chances are low, but who knows?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Except Perez’s not doing quite that well

      • William Hung says:
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        True – in 2008, Cliff Lee didn’t have his first blow up until 5/18 when he gave up 6 runs in 5.2 innings – up to that point he only gave up 4 ERs through those first 7 starts.

        But can’t argue with the results of Perez’s first 5 starts so far

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m not

  53. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Full credit to OTS for being in on Perez early in the spring. Bought into the velo bump and the Minnesota pitching staff. The cutter looks great. Very impressive so far.

    We were actually debating whether or not to start Paddack this week in the DC. league. Looks like he’ll get a second start this weekend in Coors. Looked at his profile and saw that he had allowed 43 ER in 39 professional starts prior to yesterday’s game. Doesn’t walk anyone. Filthy stuff. Looks to be matchup proof at the moment. We’ll see how his innings are limited down the line, but it’s hard not to value him as a top 20 SP going forward.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, he’s not in Coors, Padres went to 6 SPs this week, think Paddack misses Coors (I believe)

  54. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    Yay being in the mailbag! Thanks Grey!

    Here’s hoping this start means Snell’s toe is all healed up. He’s my SP1 and was giving me heart palpitations the last few starts.

    PS It was just a coincidence they found my mom’s cutlery jammed into my ex’s back. Lots of people have knives with my mom’s initials carved into the handle.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice!

  55. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-team H2H with OBP.

    Overall, is it time to drop Joc Pederson? I picked him up in the beginning of the year but getting real sick of him lately? I already picked up Chris Taylor to spell in at CF, so basically I’d just be dropping Pederson for hot bats or streaming SPs. Whattayathink?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      • Eric says:
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        Would you drop Pederson for Dietrich?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No

  56. Tyler says:
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    Grey and DT!
    12 team roto league, everyone rosters 9 pitchers.
    I only have 15 moves left on the season (waiver pick ups) ….
    Would you drop either of Luccesi or Darvish for Skaggs?
    Trying to keep my ratios low and SOs high early in the season.

    • Tyler says:
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      Pablo Lopez is also available….
      Kind of scared of him and that ERA even tho DT has him ranked at 48th in the pitcher write up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Tyler says:
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        Word. Thanks main.
        FIP/XFIP and SIERRA really like Pablo. What is your take on him?
        Top 40 guy possibly?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t think so — maybe top 60

          • Tyler says:
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            Uda best FML! huh….did you realize Fantasy Master Lothario was FML?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  57. Skip Mcgillicuddy says:
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    Domingo is losing his mojo, someone contact Austin Powers. We need a vile of that shit sent to Seattle ASAP.

    Tony Disco has strung together a few nice starts, how long does this last?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He homered yesterday

      It lasts as long as he’s starting against the Giants

  58. Dill says:
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    Grey,
    Great recap
    Yandy Diaz or Molina ?

    • knucks says:
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      Dill. You are in quite the pickle if you’re starting Molina in your UT slot. Drop his ass.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Diaz

  59. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    NL-Only H2H 5×5 (OBP), Auction Keep-5

    Good Morning Grey!

    A) Tucker just became available on FA. I have more of a need for power than speed in general, but Hampson isn’t playing much, and I’m not getting many SBs from Hernandez or Acuna. Reynolds is hitting better than Tucker, and Taylor has both HR/SB potential as a short-term option, even if his old ways of striking out are back.

    B) What would be a fair return for Bryant given I’m in an OBP league, and the guy can take a walk? Given I need an OF player more than another IF, it might be a little tricky. Reynold’s and Taylor can’t be counted on as long-term bats.

    Please rank:
    IF) Alonso ($15 keeper), Suarez.
    OF) Blackmon, Starling, Ozuna, Conforto

    C) Is it even worth trying to offer Bryant straight up for Harper or Machado? They are on the same team, but the owner has a thing for Bryant, and loves trading.

    Roster:
    CA Iannetta
    1B Rizzo
    2B Hernandez
    3B Rendon
    SS Hampson
    IF Escobar
    OF Acuna, Bryant, Robles, M.A. Taylor
    UT B. Reynolds
    IL Zimmerman

    SP Musgrove, Ryu, Mikolas, Matz, Eflin, T. Richards,
    RP Yates, L. Jackson, Dominguez, Stripling
    B Matz, Holland, Kimbrel

    As always, thank you for great write-ups and helpful advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. What’s the question? Tucker or Hampson? Tucker B. Alonso, Ozuna, Suarez, Conforto C. Harper or Machado over Bryant easily

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        Sorry for the confusion. I’m gonna stay with Hampson since it’s a keeper league. I was just stating that even with some speedy guys, I’m not getting SBs from them. I was referring to Reynolds and Taylor as the guys to drop for Tucker. I actually just snagged Williamson for the next couple days in Coors, so I’ll reevaluate later.

        The Bryant question was more about if their owner would even give it a look.

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

          • Pugs & Slugs says:
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            I offered Bryant for Harper and was countered Harper/Votto for Bryant/Rizzo. Votto looks horrible so far, and he’s not even walking. Besides, he’s batting friggin’ lead off lately and doesn’t steal bases. Any insight??

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, forget Votto

              • Pugs & Slugs says:
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                Yeah. Thanks!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  60. Uncle Ernie says:
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    My Villar for his Wheeler in 8 team keeper. Please rate Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler

      • Uncle Ernie says:
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        Or Murphy. Same

  61. frankgrimes says:
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    Ummmmm noooooooooooooooo
    I don’t like what has transpired at the end of this……..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We knew it was coming tho

    • Jeremy Burke says:
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      Where are you guys watching this? Netflix only has the first two seasons which i watched a long time ago when you guys first recommended it.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You can find seasons 3 and 4 on internet

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then stream from computer to TV (or watch on computer)

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        If you need help email me.

  62. Fred says:
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    Its so hard now to trade Paddack, especially since I can keep him in the 11th round next year! I think I’m having a dilemma where I don’t want to trade him but if I make the playoffs and they shut him down, then I’m kinda screwed. Is it worth trying to get Flaherty for Paddack ROS, or should I try another way to get another good pitcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, figure out your playoffs when you get there

  63. Pointing at Your Charlie Browns says:
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    What pitcher do you think I can get for a Voit/Devers package deal?

    • Cram It says:
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      Pretty good one. But not a top 10 type. But just offer for them anyway because you never know.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  64. Jason says:
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    With Meadows coming back I’ll have a hitting bench of 3 players. I really want a max of 2 so I’m thinking of dropping a hitter to pick up Strahm. Maybe Mancini? Please let me know if you think that is a good idea or not. My league generally doesn’t do trades — otherwise I’d try a 2-1 trade to clear some space. Thanks.

    My team:

    C : Jorge Al?faro (C)?
    1B: Pete Alonso (1B)
    2B: Jonathan Villar (2B, SS)?
    3B: Nolan Aren?ado?
    SS: Javier Baez(2B, 3B, SS)
    OF: Franmil Reyes (OF)
    OF: Rhys Hoskins (1B, OF)
    OF: Hunter Dozier (1B, 3B)
    UTIL: Domingo Santana (?OF)
    Bench: Matt Carpenter (1B, 2B, 3B)
    Bench: Trey Mancini (1B, OF)?
    DL: Giancarlo Stanton (OF)
    DL: Austin Meadows (OF)

    STARTING PITCHERS:
    Mike Soroka
    Joe Musgrove
    Chris Paddack
    Tyler Glasnow
    Caleb Smith
    Mike Folynewicz?
    Frankie Montas
    Luke Weaaver

    DL: James Paxton (SP)
    DL: Jameson Talilion (SP)

    CLOSERS:
    Felipe Vazquez?
    Wade Davis??
    Ken Giles?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini

  65. dingo37 says:
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    Cartoon Grey looks like someone stuck a mustache on some fudge

    • John O'Brien says:
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      That’s not fudge!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anime Grey!

  66. Rafael Kam says:
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    No question today, just a not-so-exciting tip.

    According to the weekly pitcher planner, Rockies are due to face lefties in Coors 5 of the next 6 games. And then they’re facing two more in Fenway. This is (1% owned) Mark Reynolds’ time to shine! I just grabbed him fwiw.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good call!

  67. Daniel Moran says:
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    Eloy got thrown on waivers, would you take him over Peraza or Cole Tucker?

    Standard 12 team Yahoo

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      Definitely for me, even if you need steals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Easily, Tucker

  68. Todd says:
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    Hi, guys!

    Is Paul DeJong and Zack Wheeler for my JD Martinez in a points league a good deal? I need a SS upgrade over Kiké.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD side

  69. big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty 5×5 OBP

    Should I drop peraza? Have Cole Tucker to fill in until tatis is back. Could use the spot to stream this week. Andrelton simmons isn’t owned.

    • knucks says:
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      ” Adios, amigo! Emphasis on GO! Off my team! I hate you! “

      • big league choo says:
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        Thanks knacks, I read the blurb…just wanted to see if he felt different in dynasty even a shallow one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, lose him

  70. Brett says:
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    Drop Quintana for Odorizzi, Skaggs or Spencer Turnbull?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  71. Uncle Ernie says:
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    Hunter Dozier for David Dahl. Even?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds about right

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I love how he has a super guido-y ring on his index finger

  72. Play Ball says:
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    Rendon or Vlad ROS in standard 5×5 roto – R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG

    • Play Ball says:
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      And is Rendon for Buehler a fair trade?

    • knucks says:
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      Rendon over Vlad for me

      And its fair, but almost always side with the bat

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  73. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – in a weekly 12 teamer, I’ve got a sort of closer surplus . . . I have Treinen and a bunch of mostly-the-closers in Braiser, Neris, and Alvarado. Given weekly format, I typically start 2 closers and use the other P spots on SPs, but will go up to 3 closers if the SP matchups aren’t great. Would you ship a closer in any of these scenarios?

    1. Treinen for Springer, Ozuna, Dee, P. Alonso, Berrios, J. Flahery, Brantley, or Realmuto (in that order of preference)

    2. Any of my other closers for M. Franco, DJL, Braun, Hosmer

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      1. I’d take most, but not all of those guys for Treinen. Who depends on my team needs.

    • Cram It says:
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      I’m guessing these are hypothetical scenarios and not actually offers on the table?

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks + yes. Though this player pool is limited to the 2 teams rocking a big donut hole in the saves column for the year, so I assume there’s a fit to be made.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I’d take any of the bats except Realmuto 2. Meh

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  74. toolshed says:
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    Drafted shaw as my mi. I thought he’d be out of his funk by now. Hold or drop in a 12 team obp league. Chris taylor is available. He’s co.e out of his slump and started 4 straight. Would you cut shaw for taylor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  75. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    stream Peacock tomorrow vs Royals even after his last 7 ER outing? Or prefer Lasagna vs SEA?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Lasagna

  76. Lamb Chops says:
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    I just read the Top 100 pitchers on “work break” and feel compelled to add Pablo Lopez (#48) and drop Joey Lucchesi (#82). I already own Caleb Smith (#30) and feel awkward about rostering two MIA pitchers. This is a 14 team league head 2 head league…kind of surprised Pablo is available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  77. Matty says:
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    I’m really looking forward to the novella about Kevin from ESPN’s Get Him In Your Lineup department at the end of the year. (Telenovella? In similar style to the mailbag videos? Please? If not I’ll just recap for myself by re-reading all the writeups once fantasy playoffs are over and real playoffs have begun)
    Those have been the writeups that I interrupt my coworkers to laugh at the most.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks!

  78. Ivan Make Basket says:
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    not to harp on this although here i am.. this article talks about this years current AL and NL mvp’s. Sp far for AL MVP Tout is comfortably in the lead. And so far for fantasy he is like about the 14th best AL player after a quick count on the player rater.

    https://www.mlb.com/news/cody-bellinger-mike-trout-set-mvp-pace

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

    • Cram It says:
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      You’re harping on it. We get it. Trout isn’t ranked #1. Guess what? Betts isn’t currently ranked #2 either.

  79. KrazyIvan says:
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    Was offered Seager and Alvarado for J. Polanco and Yates. My thinking is I want a little better. It is a saves and holds league and I already have Tampa’s Castillo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager who? Polanco side prolly

      • KrazyIvan says:
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        Sorry, Corey Seager. I was thinking he might be a rebound candidate since he missed all of Spring Training.

        Instead of Alvarado in return I could ask for a SP like Walker Bueller. Would you bet on the Dodger duo of Seager/Bueller to outperform J. Polanco/Yates?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seager duo

  80. Dr Easy says:
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    Lots of dilemmas today:

    – Need to activate Allahson. Drop Peraza to make room? Or drop one of the streamers that I *just* picked up, Woodruff and Odorizzi? Or not even bother with Allahson?

    – Also: Fried and Ryu facing off tonight: start both, neither or one of the two?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Peraza — I’m starting both SPs

      • Dr Easy says:
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        Thanks! Needed that little push to drop the schmohawk.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  81. Perfect Game says:
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    Who would you rather have in a shallow 10-team roto using QS ROS ?

    1. Corbin or Buehler
    2. On a scale of 1-10 how much do you favor the one over the other?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Corbin 2. What?

      • Perfect Game says:
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        Basically, do you like Corbin a lot more than Buehler or just a little is what I’m trying to gather. I guess I could’ve said it that way to begin with instead of in a survey format. :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A bit more

          • Perfect Game says:
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            Do you prefer Flaherty or Buehler?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Buehler

              • Perfect Game says:
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                Sorry, Grey…last one…trying to figure out who to part with for a bat in a trade.

                Can you rank these SP’s ROS?

                Corbin, Buehler, Flaherty, Marquez

  82. edietrich1962 says:
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    What do you think of starting Canning for Angels at Detroit?

    Not sure what would be so scary about facing Tigers??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

  83. Jacks says:
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    Hi! In a keeper league I’m getting offered Strasburg ($24) and Clint Frazier (taxi) for my Profar ($17) and Bumgarner ($7). Hit that? MI is Anderson, Senzel and Albies.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strasburg side

  84. Son

    Son says:
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    M Perez if title

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, Son

  85. cjw says:
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    I’ve rostered Avasail Garcia for a week at a time on several occasions, and he was the most boring 4020 hitter on the planet. I believe he has passed that baton to Jeff McNeill. If they start talking about the Mets on my car radio I have to change the station to yacht rock so I don’t fall asleep.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, yup

  86. Mark Maharaj says:
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    Mac Williamson…..taking plunge…..

    Was amazing last year…..got hurt….them stunk.

    Any belief in him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was he called up?

      • RICE says:
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        According to Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area, the Giants are calling up outfielder Mac Williamson.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  87. edietrich1962 says:
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    Do you think there is much of chance that Casey Mize gets called up soon or will it likely be not until Sept?

    Also, have you heard anything about if Oakland will bring Luzardo back to big league when he returns next month or will it be minors for him?

    Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not holding my breath for Mize

      Luzardo prolly in the next month

      • edietrich1962 says:
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        do you then think Luzardo will come back to A’s after perhaps rehab stint or will he stay in minors for awhile??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I just said when I think Luzardo will probably be called up

          • Cram It says:
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            *facepalm*

  88. Cohen says:
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    Grey, please rank top 3 streamers
    Canning at Det
    Peacock home vs KC
    Lasagna home vs Sea
    Woodruff home vs Wash
    Darvish home vs Mia
    Weaver home vs Atl
    Maeda home vs Wash
    Quintana home vs Mil
    SON likes them all

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maeda home vs Wash
      Canning at Det
      Lasagna home vs Sea

      • Cohen says:
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        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  89. big league choo says:
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    Drop lucchessi in shallow dynasty as league?
    I’m not starting him in coors obviously, but at home vs Pit next week. +6 K-BB rate is he a hodgepadre or just above Steven matz when healthy territory

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  90. Cohen says:
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    If Mac Williamson is starting in SF, do u like him or Verdugo more as a 5thOF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verdugo

  91. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Got an offer I’d like to extend your way…I send Rendon and Kelley FOR Haniger and Diaz? 12-team, OBP, K/9 league? Happy Tuesday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Poop! Give me some muzak!

      Haniger side, it’s fair

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        Speaking of Rendon…need to activate him off the IL tonight. Who’s the drop out of Kiermaier, ODB, or Mazara?

        Old song…but I’m thinking you haven’t heard it probably.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Now we jammin!

          Kiermaier

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            So…the other owner is insisting on Colome instead of Kelley. I give up Rendon and Colome FOR Haniger and Diaz. Pull the trigger?

            • Slimcompoop says:
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              He’s throwing in Kimbrel as well, which I’m not excited about as it’s going to eat a spot on my bench and I have no idea when/if he’s ever going to pitch.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Too much

              • Slimcompoop says:
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                I just traded Rendon, Colome, and Lucchesi FOR Haniger, Marquez, and Diaz. Lay it on me, how did I do?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Tell trade partner you were temporarily insane and ask for redo… jokes, it looks fairly even, prefer your side

                  • Slimcompoop says:
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                    Ha!

  92. Jedi says:
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    Grey,

    Closer: Drop one between Shawn Kelley, Pedro Strop, Raisel Iglesias, or AJ Minter?

    Any of those closers close to losing their job?

    Holder: Drop one between John Brebbia, Taylor Rogers, or Zach Britton?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelley

      Brebbia

  93. Evil Knebel says:
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    I’m starting to be slightly more comfortable with Bryant. His numbers are fairly similar to Acuna who I’m not at all worried about. Still looking to sell, or wait and see?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you can get

  94. Lemmings says:
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    I know your not big on catchers but how about my Villar and Ramos for his Realmuto and Hader? Thanks

  95. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Need to cut one – Domingo; Clint Frazier; and Dahl.

  96. Stumanji! says:
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    Drop Happ (vs Sea) or Chirinos (TBD, maybe vs NYY) for Odorizzi or M. Perez (both vs Det)?

    Streaming spot at the moment but hoping one of these guys turns into a SP6 that’s useful for a while.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both

      • Stumanji! says:
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        I just picked up Luke Weaver for his Thursday start vs Atl (and preemptively for his 2 starts next week), so I only have 1 move left for the week. M. Perez was strangely dropped this morning, even though he has another start on Saturday…

        So if you could only grab one, The ‘Rizz or The ‘Rez?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rizz? Huh?

          • Stumanji! says:
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            Odorizzi or Perez.

  97. JD Hassett

    JD Hassett says:
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    If Matz goes on DL would you drop him for Martin Perez

    • William Hung says:
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      I’d drop him right now for Perez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  98. Jaca says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Is it weird to think i may value Franmil over Andujar and maybe Domingod ROS? How would you rank these guys?

    Thanks!
    Jaq

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo, Andujar

  99. Dane says:
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    Starting Fried @LAD tonight? Or not taking the risk?

    7 pts for win, 3 pts for QS, 1 pt for K and 1 pt per inning. -1 for ER, -.5 for walks and hits

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  100. Jay Wills says:
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    Robinson Cano: worthy of a bench spot or streamer? H2H points. Chavis and Schoop both better (i.e. consistent) ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano over Schoop

  101. LLango says:
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    Gray, im currently in last place, im out 16 games from 6th place (only top 6 make playoffs). i need to make changes12 team keeper league, H2H, we keep 10 guys at the end of the season.
    Current Roster
    C Mejia
    1st Goldy
    2nd Lowe
    3rd Moncada
    SS Torres
    OF Fraizer
    OF Verdugo
    OF Mazara
    UTL Abreu
    UTL Choo
    Bench – J.Martinez, Lowe, Swanson, Kingery, Alvarez (hou), INJ Res: Hicks, and Upton.

    SPs:
    Snell
    Buehler
    Minor
    Montas
    Mustgrove
    Soroka

    What upgrades to do i need? Should i move goldy for Paddock Pham? or Goldy Verdugo 4 Bauer Pham? Or do i stay put and wait and see if hicks and upton can carry the team?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your pitching looks fine… Is that your problem in the league? Your hitting looks like the issue — Your OF is a mess for a 12-teamer

    • Stumanji! says:
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      Hoo boy, this team is bad. No offense, but I don’t think there is much hope to realistically compete this year. I’d try to move Abreu, Choo, Hicks, Upton (wait for them to get back), sell high on Minor for some younger bats that will help you next year.

      I’d hold Goldy unless you can swap him for a younger bat with big upside (maybe buy an injured Turner or Soto?). You don’t need Paddack or Bauer; try to trade for offense.

  102. Thomas Petrone says:
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    is Mac Williamson worth a flyer? was very good before injury last year and has been tearing up AAA – I would drop Odubel Herrera?

    • Cram It says:
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      Go for it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can try Mac

  103. big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty OBP league

    Trade my Maeda for Travis Shaw?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  104. Mark Maharaj says:
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    Up my Mac question.

    Mac Deshields backup of h2h?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mac

  105. erad says:
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    Any path to playing time for Yordan Alvarez?

    I crave young fresh talent so much I’m expecting Chris Hansen to knock down my door any second.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not w/out an injury

  106. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, I’m in a 12-team 5×5 mixer. My squad is playing pretty well, but I could use some additional saves. What do you think of dealing my Blake Snell for Flaherty and Blake Parker (might be able to swap Parker for Wade Davis or Greg Holland)? Snelly looked good yesterday and Flaherty has been a little dicey, but seems to be rounding into form.

    You’re a prince, thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, get cheaper saves

  107. stevie says:
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    Trade question: Glasnow for Albies and Jorge Polanco. Which side wins? Needs aren’t really a factor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albies

  108. Lemmings says:
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    I know your not big on catchers but how about my Villar and Ramos for his Realmuto and Hader? Thanks

  109. Lemmings says:
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    I know your not big on catchers but how about my Villar and Ramos for his Realmuto and Hader? Thanks A lot

  110. Whirlaway says:
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    would you flip mondesi straight up 1:1 for any and all of: Lindor, Bellinger, Rizzo, Freddie? (given my lineup below)

    H/H eight team espn points league,

    lineup:

    contreras – muncy – baez – bregman – story – mondesi – mondesi – betts – harper – domingod – gallo – dahl. (KC league and others might be overvaluing mondi). or relax?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Cody, Freeman, Rizzo

      • Whirlaway says:
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        would you counter with mondi/glasnow or mondi/strasburg if I can’t get 1:1?

        Thanks G

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  111. Jaone says:
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    Who do I drop for Ohtani

    Y. Diaz, Clint Frazier, Braun, G, Polanco? Or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun if bench bat

  112. TualatinTwoStep says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Razzball trade analyzer says this is pretty damn even, but what side of this deal do you like better in a 12 team standard cat dynasty league?

    Team A: Thor and Odubel Herrera
    Team B: OZUNA and Cole Tucker

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  113. hot corner says:
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    In about one week, you will be writing about how you can’t believe that you doubted Bryant. He started coming out of his funk about 10 days ago. As it is, he is on pace for something like 110/25/100/5.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so!

  114. Drew says:
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    1. Drop Y. Gomes for McCann or hold?
    2. Drop Laureano for Chris Taylor for UTL/Bench bat or hold?

    16-team OPS keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. If you like 2. Hold

  115. Steam Weaver says:
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    12 team
    Current pitching:
    Bauer, Corbin, Maeda, Peacock, Hendricks, Lopez…
    Trade Eloy for Marquez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think you need it, but sounds fair

  116. Blue Devil says:
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    Which MI would you trade?
    Y. Moncada, H. Dozier, J. Polanco, Machado, Semien

    I want to pick up Senzel but the players I mentioned above are having good years so far
    so instead of dropping I was hoping to trade one and maybe add another
    OF, SP or Closer. What suggestions?

    I am low on SB’s and SV’s.

    Would you still keep Treinen as a closer and Taillon as an SP?

    • Stumanji! says:
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      I’d lose Taillon for Senzel and QUICK FAST.

      While you’re here waiting for an answer, somebody else is probably grabbing Senz.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moncada for someone?

  117. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I am looking for holds. There are a few options out there:

    Adam Kolarek – TB (8)
    Pedro Baez – LAD (7)
    Reyes Moronta – ARI (6)

    Are any of them worth picking up, and dropping Chaz Roe for?

    • Cram It says:
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      How many holds does Roe have?

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        6 with a 3.72 ERA

        • Cram It says:
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          Moronta has half the ERA and twice the strikeouts. But you see that I’m sure.

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            I do see that. The only problem is I dont trust SF

            • Cram It says:
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              Trust them to what? Pitch him?

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                to get to him to pitch. But i’ll take a chance on him

                • Cram It says:
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                  That’s a tenuous reason. Guys on sh*tty teams can get a lot of holds.

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    youre right Cram.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moronta

  118. Saves McGee says:
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    Do you vultures like Luke Jackson or Shawn Kelley more at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      More than who?

      • Saves McGee says:
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        between the two who do you like best? thanks!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jackson

  119. Lamb Chops says:
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    Peraza on the bench today in an AL park in lieu of Farmer who is getting the start at 2b. Sounds like you aren’t the only one getting fed up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I dropped him

      • Lamb Chops says:
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        I’m holding still, because no better alternatives…I think he will get hot at some point and I think I need to be held…so I’m enacting my feelings on my fantasy players.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  120. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Need to cut one – Domingo; Clint Frazier; or Dahl.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        How close is Frazier to Verdugo? I ask because Verdugo reminds me of 2016 Bellinger (came up only for a short-term injury and did well. Then other injuries came …). I’m looking for any excuse to not drop Verdugo but I guess I have no choice if you concur that Frazier is a definite improvement.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Verdugo’s nothing like Cody

        • Cram It says:
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          You do have a choice, Norman.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Do not institute free will into the discussion, Cram It

            • Cram It says:
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              Haha. Sorry, I’ve been reading this book…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Is there a guy with the world on his shoulders on the book? Don’t read that

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Actually, don’t read *waves hand jedi-style* put down the book

                • Cram It says:
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                  Is that Atlas Shrugged? Wild guess, I never read it.

                  Don’t read…..any book?! I was going to buy yours, but suit yourself.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Yeah, Atlas Shrugged about free will, or at least I think that’s what the Wiki page says, I’ve never read it either

                    Damn! I outsmarted myself!

                    • Cram It says:
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                      Haha. I just know that there are those that think Ayn Rand is the greatest and those that loathe her.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m indifferent, which sounds like her whole point has been defeated

                • Norman Ginsberg says:
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                  Waiver tomorrow. League has several NY guys, so I suspect he’ll be claimed. If he lasts, I’ll drop Verdugo for him.

                  BTW, in that (Yahoo) 14-team league, I picked mainly by your ratings. I was worst (by an amazingly large margin behind 13!); I’m now in 1st by large margin. No surprise.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Yup, that’s how it goes

  121. Uncle Ernie says:
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    Ramos and Villar for Realmuto and Hader? Thanks. I’m good with sb production and could use saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  122. CS says:
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    All the rankings tell me I have to pick up recently dropped JA Happ in a deep league (best available SPs are currently the likes of Junis, Freeland, Mahle). Drop boring better results Trevor Williams or better upside Lucchesi, or hold? Sorry if this question puts you to sleep.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Williams

  123. big league choo says:
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    Play Freddy P vs Washington tonight, he’s got an opener in front of him so he should get a decision streamonator had him at 14.5$. Guy in playing had Merrill Kelley kill his ratios so he’s just going to max out his starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  124. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Who do I sit in an OBP…

    Votto @ Fiers
    Andujar v Gonzalez
    Vogelbach @ Tanaka
    H Dozier @ McHugh
    Robles @ Houser
    Puig @ Fiers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andujar

  125. rhodyballer says:
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    Profar or Rosario or Tuckeror or Kieboom – dropping Peraza – need everything until Treat Urner returns

    • rhodyballer says:
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      C. Tucker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Amed

  126. Lucky Dog says:
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    Duval is the first player in major league history to have a homer, a steel, and work a scoreless inning in a game. Crazy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, another Giants pitcher did

      • Luxky Dog says:
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        Hmm…that’s what they said on the broadcast. Maybe it’s “1st position player”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It was Christy Matheson, so yeah could be 1st position player

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            And hey, if THAT isn’t a reason to watch the Giants this year, then….uh….well, it’s better than suicide, almost.

            I think I’ve found their new slogan. brb, imma email their marketing dept.

            Sigh

            Gonna be a looooooong couple seasons.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Suicide is painless, the Giants are not

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      *sandoval, that is.

  127. primetime says:
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    Grey, is Sano worth a stash in a 10 team league? Drop Kieboom?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And yes drop Kieboom

  128. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    16 team h2h with hits, OBP over AVG, OPS, total bases, XBH, steals % added for hitters. gotta drop 2 for bellinger + otani, r.nunez is clearly one of them. who’s the other:
    C vazquez
    1B murphy (2B)
    2B schoop a doop (SS)
    SS j.polanco
    3B mostsuckass (2B)
    MI howie (2B/3B)
    CI cron (1B)
    LF yelich (all OF)
    CF harper (RF)
    RF dr castellanos
    OF kiermaier (CF)
    util (2) tapia (LF), k.calhoun (RF)
    BN bellinger (1B/RF/CF), red dick (CF/RF)
    DL (infinite, but no stashing from FA): soto (LF), meadows (all OF), otani (DH)
    7 day TRON doesn’t like red dick the most

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun

  129. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Senzel hitting 6th and Chavis 7th tonight. Got any top prospects who are white hot? Make sure to move em down the order!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup!

  130. Chud says:
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    Dynasty salary league question:

    Matt Olson ($1) or The White C Walker ($10)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olson

      • Chud says:
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        Appreciate it!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  131. Crazy J says:
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    I feel like this is a total coin-flip, but which would you hang onto Pederson or Renfroe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc

      • Crazy J says:
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        Thanks, making move the the SHOWtani!

        • Crazy J says:
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          Wow, that was english when I was typing it, guess I’m hitting the coffee pot now.

          Making a move to start the SHOWtani!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Enjoy!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Got moves for Sho-tani

          • Crazy J says:
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            I got lucky enough to get Wellington on my roster…

            How would you rank Garver, McCann, and Suzuki? My gut says “Who can?, McCann can!”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Garver

              • Crazy J says:
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                In by best Spiccoli impersonation…

                Swarzak, you DICK!

  132. pimpdaddy says:
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    Grey thoughts on Griffin Canning tonight SON has him at $6 in Detroit. Need a streamer and Norris is -$16 against him . Thanks for advice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

  133. primetime says:
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    Grey, any love for Chris Taylor yet with Pollock on DL.

    NOt much on waivers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If he is the only one on waivers, I would pick him up

  134. Force says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Wanting to sit on an OF prospect. I have O’Neil on my roster now, I have limited moves should I drop him to wait on Yordan Alvarez or hold out on O’Neil?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop for Alvarez

  135. Alex says:
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    I’ve never owned DJ LaMahieu… however, I know he’s been steady for a while and now he’s in that NY lineup. I currently own Chavis and I am loving life, but LaMahieu is available.

    Is DJ worth an add?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  136. For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    14 teamer with OBP over AVG, hits, total bases and OPS added
    C molina
    1B goldy
    2B schoop
    SS semien
    3B andujar
    MI chavis (3B/2B)
    CI vogelbach (1B)
    LF brantley
    CF kike (2B/SS)
    RF puig
    OF kiermaier (CF)
    util (1) dannys antana (2B/LF)
    BN wong (2B), cron (1B)
    DL (8): otani, stanton (LF/RF), treat urner (SS), kingery (SS), cespedes (LF)

    who’s my drop for otani, gotta be cron or wong. dannys antana did NOT lose a ton of playing time even when odor got back, which i expected. antana is a good backup for OF or 2B or MI. otani obv will hoard up the util slot when he plays.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

  137. Gotime says:
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    This Alvarez (Hou), in a 12tm H2H he worth a spec add and dropping Buttery and Moreland to make room?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

  138. Mordacious Levator says:
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    otani up in a 20 teamer (redraft, with tons of extra stats, hits, slugging, total bases, BB’s)
    C vazquez
    1B rizzo
    2B mostsuckass (3B)
    3B senzel (will get OF shortly)
    SS segura
    OF (3) box wine (1B), legs mcneil (2B/3B), a-gor
    util (1) j.polanco
    BN bauers (1B/OF)
    DL: otani, stanton

    i’m in 4th so far and this is while senzel was hogging up a BN, otani/stanton hurt. bout to get real sick. this has to be a a-gor or bauers drop (probably bauers)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      similar but AL only, drop n.lowe or r.nunez (have a good amount of 1B’s, only vlad if r.nunez gets dropped), cannot drop probably my worst player (tauchman) since i’ll be OF short on days even one of gallo/bauers/gordon/grichuk are off (start 4 OF) for otani?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nunez

  139. William Hung says:
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    Damn Dahl is sitting today & Shaw is hitting 7th

    I wonder if I should leave Dahl in my lineup in case he pinch hits – could be better value than Shaw v. Stras

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Shaw

      • Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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        that brings up a good point, for otani drop dahl or joc (only using one BN slot for hitters here). joc does well but SOOOO many (probably too many) lefties to keep him in a 12’er (shallow too in this example)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Joc

  140. Perfect Game says:
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    Grade these two simultaneous trades –

    1. Traded Vlad for Corbin to replace the loss of Flaherty
    2. Traded Flaherty for Rendon to replace the loss of Vlad

    Don’t know if it moves the needle much, but you preferred both Corbin and Rendon over the others and even a small advantage is still an advantage.

    SP’s are now Cole, Corbin, Carrasco, Buehler, Marquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, they sound good

      • Perfect Game says:
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        Grey’s seal of approval…awesome!

        Would you take any of these over Buehler for ROS for counting stats(K, QS) and ratios –

        Berrios, Glasnow, Castillo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

          • Perfect Game says:
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            Bueler’s performance last night make you feel better about him going forward? A few days ago you would have taken Berrios and Castillo over him.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I do feel better

  141. Steve says:
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    10t 5×5 h2h

    Drop 1 (UTIL):

    C Walker, M Olson, Chavis, Aguilar

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm… I guess Aguilar

  142. Db says:
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    Who should I sit pick 1
    Nelson Cruz @aaron Sanchez, moose vs stras, Murphy vs bungarner 1 for 8 lifetime 3ks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moose

  143. Db says:
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    Catcher is alfaro he wants Odorizzi
    He wants to give me garver and I would drop Alfaro but I wanna make this a bigger trade right?

    His team
    C garver
    1b miggy
    2b Wong
    3b Chapman
    Ss andrus
    If cano
    Of Pham, Goodrum, merrifiekd, mccutchen
    Util Shaw, votto
    Bench narvarez, tatis jr, Hicks
    DL gregorius
    Degrom, sale, Glasnow, paddack, woodruff, eikoff, stripling, Vasquez, hicks, Holland, Jeffress, stripling
    NA Luzardo

    Guys I can afford to trade from my team I need pitching help / OF help
    Mondesi, Dan Murphy, moose, ee, Vlad guerro, minor, Skaggs, german Marquez, porcello, Odorizzi, Alvarado, greene, brasier, kelley

    Lindor and betts are my 2 best players and I have an open na spot so you can add luzardo in a trade if you see one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Redraft? Trade Vlad for an OF — you don’t need more pitching

  144. krazyivan says:
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    Who should I start at the hot corner tonight?
    Donaldson vs Ryu
    or
    Franco vs Dakota Hudson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maikel

  145. Jr says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In a h2h dynasty league, would you trade Goldschmidt and Ozuna for Yelich? Ozuna can’t be kept next year, but goldy and Yelich both can for many years. It’s an obp league with walks as a counting stat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • Jr says:
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      Other 1b eligible guys on my team include Edwin, Vogelbach, Mancini, Shaw, McMahon.

  146. Brett says:
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    In as QS league can you rank: M. Perez, DeSclafani and Yu.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  147. Brett says:
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    A Rosario or C Taylor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Amed

  148. toneDEAF! says:
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    Harrison Bader is killing me at UTIL. Playing time is annoying. Do I drop him for:

    Jorge Soler
    Mazara
    Wil Myers
    Greg Polanco
    Verdugo
    Laureano
    MAC Williamson??

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mazara

      • toneDEAF! says:
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        Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  149. Leon says:
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    18 man 7×7 avg/obp/sp… would u do alverado for Ohtani hitter? thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Ohtani

  150. Long Balls says:
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    Hey, what’s up Grey!?! Drop Travis Shaw for Jorge Soler? He’s definitely approaching drop territory in a 12 teamer, and Soler is arguably approaching must own territory. Thoughts??? Is it time in this scenario? 6×6 with OPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

      • Long Balls says:
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        I’ll hold off. Thanks! Do have room for one….

        Tapia or Soler??? Leaning Tapia in hopes he continues to get playing time. I mean, we all now Dahl is gonna hurt himself in less than a week…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tapia, don’t be jinxing Dahl tho

  151. Gotime says:
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    Catcher scab, still holding Beef (weekly lock league) or drop for Garver / McCann

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garver

  152. bobbo says:
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    Starting Folty @ LAD?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  153. Db says:
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    Would you Trader porcello or ordorizzi for garver and get rid of Alfaro. Garver homered again today

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  154. nate says:
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    I have an offer of Ozuna for Jack Flaherty. I would be giving up Ozuna. Is this a fair deal or should I be looking for a better pitcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Ozuna, it’s fair

  155. William Hung says:
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    Dammit McHugh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, so annoying

      • William Hung says:
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        I thought the owner who dropped him made a mistake, but it was me with the mistake in picking him up – what a bum!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that hurts

          • SwaggerJackers says:
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            Worth holding beyond this week or kick him to the curb?

  156. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h OPS
    Have Meadows and Soto coming off IL and need to make cuts.
    Which two to cut? And I can’t cut both odor and Dietrich.
    Odor
    Dietrich
    Tapia
    T Williams
    G Canning (who’s putting together a nice outing right now)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dietrich and Williams

  157. krazyivan says:
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    Streamed Canning. Wow- he has been impressive both starts two times through the lineup. He has no business trying third time. Oh well, at least I can drop him instead of thinking the match up against the Birds go well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, agreed

  158. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Great writeup. ROS in a h2h 5×5 category league, which 2 do you drop?

    -Chavis
    -Franmil
    -Matt Olson
    -Christian Walker
    -Ohtani

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, none… Franmil and Olson

      • Sandman says:
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        I feel the same way! Have a stacked team. Who do you like more? Franmil or Olson?

        Thanks !

        For reference:

        C: grandal
        1B: Rizzo
        2B: Mondesi
        3B: Baez
        SS: Story
        MI: Chavis
        CI: Hunter Dozier
        OF: Acuña, Domingo, Conforto, Mazara
        UTIL: Ohtani, Christian Walker
        Bench: franmil
        DL: Olson, Juan Soto

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Franmil there

  159. SwaggerJackers says:
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    Worth holding beyond this week or kick him to the curb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose him

    • SwaggerJackers says:
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      Sorry, thought I was replying to someone else’s comment.

      The player in question is McHugh. Worth holding in a 12 team mixed league?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Lose him

  160. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    @ Grey 12 team, 5×5 roto

    After tonight, drop McHugh or hold?

    Available – Mikolas, Darvish, Lucchesi, Eflin, Woodruff, Martin Perez, Bassitt, Montas, Matz, Chirinos, Marco Gonzales

    • The Harrow says:
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      stream from that group.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose him, Perez

  161. jason batteiger says:
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    16 teamer with hits/OPS added. drop which of dyson, joc, brocktune for otani? i need steals so i obtained dyson recently. don’t want to carry 2 BN bats since it’s a QS h2h league also (with holds too so i have 6 RP as well as 8 SP)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson

      • jason batteiger says:
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        what about trading brocktune? i got a guy who’s been coming after him for a bit. draft pick trade idea as i’m not looking to give away a SP as well.

  162. William Hung says:
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    The whole “Brasier is a closer” thing might be coming to an end – giving up an RBI hit to Chris Davis?!?!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so, tbh

      • William Hung says:
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        really regret dropping Matt Barnes right now to chase more saves

  163. krazyivan says:
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    Typical game for the Cardinals.
    Wieters leads off the inning with a HR. Carpenter strikeout. Goldy strikeout. DeJong single.
    Yet their manager will keep Carpenter and Goldy battling 1-2 all year even though they hit worse then the pitchers spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah

  164. Db says:
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    Cole tucker the drop and Taylor Rodgers add?
    Holds league and k/9 added

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Db says:
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        Or Baez, urias?

  165. Boil says:
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    Drop Brasier for one of the following or hold?

    Romo
    Kelley
    LeCkerc
    Castillo
    Luke Jackson
    Gant

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romo

  166. Buzz says:
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    LeClerc is available in my leagues. Son just wrote a convincing post about picking him up. Would you drop one of the following in each league or pass?

    League 1

    Strop
    Parker
    Romo

    League 2

    Brasier
    Parker
    Neris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold in both leagues

  167. SwaggerJackers says:
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    Shallow keeper league. Swap Bryant for Mondesi?

    Thanks, Boss!

  168. JC says:
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    This is why I usually target holds and pass on waiver wire closers. Parker ignored again tonight. But that is good news since I have Strop and Brasier. They wiped out my great starting pitching efforts. I am tempted just to drop them all. No question.

  169. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Nate Lowe or Matt Olson ROS?

    Thanks!

  170. iifish says:
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    Odor, Brandon Lowe, Jose Peraza ROS?

  171. William Hung says:
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    So with Fried’s injury, I end today with a 25 ERA – big thanks to McHugh, Brasier, and Fried giving up those 3 runs in the first inning and then Verdugo knocking him out of the game by lining a ball right into his left hand

    • William Hung says:
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      Correction, inherited runner scored to ERA of 27

  172. Db says:
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    Who’s the add in Seattle for closer?

    • William Hung says:
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      Not Swarzak

  173. Lucky Dog says:
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    BRYANT SELL SELL SELL RSJ FTW!!!!!!!!

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      SRJ? JSR? SJR? Who cares, do Eloy next!!!

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