Matt Adams was acquired by the Braves for Juan Yepez, who was always a little too excitable for the Braves — Yepez!  See?  Not a good look.  It was a tearful exit from the Cardinals’ clubhouse for Adams.  His emotions hit a crescendo when he realized he couldn’t carry out all the food he had accumulated in the clubhouse refrigerator.  Through tears, “Why didn’t I learn to balance soda on my head like I was Jamaican?”  Hey, mon, they have grape soda in Atlanta.  Adams will be the 1st baseman in Atlanta until Freeman returns, while conceding to Loney on occasion, assuming Adams doesn’t try to eat him, “I thought his jersey read Baloney!  I’m a terrible person!”  Adams gets a boost in value, but mostly just for NL-Only and very deep leagues.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Jaime Garcia – 8 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.07.  Yo Garcia Garcia! & Friends! is a streamer, so we turn our eyes to the lonely Stream-o-Nator.

Stephen Strasburg – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.28.  Real text convo between Rudy and I.  Me, “Strasburg title?”  10 seconds later, “Forget I asked, he’s just a solid starter having a solid start vs. a lousy team.”  Ten minutes later from Rudy, “Ok.”

Koda Glover – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER, and his 3rd save.  I mean, no dur.  This is so no dur that Dur calls up his relatives and looks to get a class action lawsuit together for the infringing on the family name of Dur.  Yet — again with some stank — YET! I bet Dusty would say Glover is not their closer, because DUR!

Nate Karns – Sounds headed to the DL with tightness in his elbow.  There’s more babies born in The Handmaid’s Tale than healthy starters in the majors.

Brandon Moss – 3-for-4, and two homers (7, 8).  He has eight homers and 11 RBIs.  His RBIs are like his HRs – solo(w).

Salvador Perez – 3-for-8, 5 RBIs and his 9th homer in the 1st game and 10th and 11th homers in the 2nd game for the Ernie Banks Special!  In fifteen years, we’re gonna look back at Sal Perez’s career, and be like, “He was much better than I thought for a long time.  Then, tomorrow, I will forget him forever.”

Max Kepler – 3-for-8, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .260.  I told you he was going to be good!  *slowly backs away from angry mob, backs into another angry mob with pitchforks, gulps*  So, how about that Odor?

Vince Velasquez – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 5.98.  It’s gonna be fun in October to look back and say, “I might’ve won that league if I didn’t hold Velasquez for such a gee-dee long time.”  You were facing the freakin’ Pirates, doode!  And you were beat by Freese and Cervelli!  Freese and Cervelli couldn’t hit their way out of paper bag!  Though, that would have to be a large paper bag and is there light in there?  It might be an unfair challenge.

Aaron Nola – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.52, as he was activated from the DL.  There should be some kind of law that a pitcher can’t be activated for a Sunday start because it messes up weekly leagues.  Not a rule.  An actual law.  C’mon, Steve Bannon, you personification of Rumplemintz, make this happen!

Ivan Nova – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.63.  Ivan is so much better than the iWatch.

Chad Kuhl – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.85.  “Kuhl,” said like John Oliver.

Aaron Sanchez – Hit the DL for the third time this season.  Ooh, ooh, ooh!  I just thought of something!  Someone this year can break Chipper Jones’ most times to the DL in a season record with 17 times.  Would you put an asterisk on that record?  Would the asterisk cause another injury?  I have questions, y’all!

Marco Estrada – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.30 vs. Orioles.  “Ton of Ponch-outs for Estrada,” said Mr. Exposition.  This is a matchup that has me fascinated.  This vs. Orioles matchup.  Mostly because I’m looking forward to what Berrios does against them.  I agree with Lance’s Jose Berrios fantasy.  Why am I talking about Berrios instead of Estrada?  Because you know Estrada.

Devon Travis – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting near-.550 in the last week.  No, I don’t why you’re waiting to grab him.

Adam Jones – 3-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .276.  Me and, me and, me and Mr. Jones, he got a thing goin’on (sic).  Sic is the absolutely douchiest thing to do after the strikeout text.  Like, “Not only am I going to copy what this dope wrote, but I’m not going to correct it.  Instead, I will point out I know they are wrong.”

Francisco Liriano – As he works his way back from the DL, he will throw live batting practice on Tuesday at which Jose Bautista will do a bat flip, because he does bat flips during the most electrifying and critical baseball moments.

A.J. Griffin – 3 1/3 IP, 9 ER, ERA up to 5.02.  Alfredo Jettucine was creamed, and no one even came by the table with a pepper grinder.

DJ LeMahieu – 4-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .299.  Not bad for a French DJ who prolly spins some awful EDM.  If it doesn’t have words or instruments, it’s not a song.  Now get off my lawn!

Carlos Gonzalez – 1-for-3 and his 3rd.  I’m so happy to see CarGo do something, so I can address a trade that went down in my RCL.  [email protected] traded Jose Altuve, Porcello, Reddick and Polanco for Justin Turner, Duffy, Hicks and CarGo to Prospector Ralph.  This is the 2nd time someone has traded a collection of garbage for a 1st rounder.  Where do I line up for a four crappy players for a 1st rounder trade?  Is there a line?  Do I take a number?  Sorry for those of you that own Altuve, but I hope he breaks his sixteen-inch drumsticks he calls legs.

Pat Valaika – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer.  When you’re giving someone’s fantasy team the evil eye, it’s called ‘The Valaika.’

Scott Schebler – 2-for-4 and his 12th homer, hitting .255.  To paraphrase myself from some point in March, I ain’t got no time for bird sex and I’m not drafting Schebler again this year because Razzball/Steamer projections always love him.  And that’s me paraphrasing me!  Apparently, should’ve made time for bird sex and Schebler.

Devin Mesoraco – 2-for-3, and a homer on Saturday, hitting .317.  Totes just eliciting catcher questions now.

Mike Napoli – 2-for-3 and his 10th homer, and his 2nd homer this weekend and fifth homer in the last nine games.  He’s literally only hitting homers.  Okay, not literally literally, but kinda literally literally.

Brian McCann – Hit the 7-day DL with a concussion.  McCann said, “I was licking my wrist and suddenly forgot where I was,” when the Astros explained to him he was neither a cat nor a lollipop, McCann looked puzzled.

Dallas Keuchel – Hit the DL with a pinched nerve in his neck.  The Astros said, “We hadn’t had a starter hit the DL yet, so we needed to get in on some of that fun stuff.”

Jose Altuve – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .307.  I wonder if I can trade Carlos Santana and Jonathan Lucroy to PR for Altuve.  If I had those players, of course.

Marwin Gonzalez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .281.  He’s fallen into a platoon, and I don’t think he can get up.

Alex Bregman – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  Also, in this game, Carlos Beltran had one hit, a solo homer, his 4th.  Derek Bell was the only Astro to not homer yesterday.  By the by, Derek Bell has the saddest photos I’ve ever seen when you Google his name.  Have some ice cream, and no more crack cocaine for you!

Mike Clevinger – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.56 thru 17 1/3 IP.  Clevinger sounds like he carpools with Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger.  “We should just take the hearse.”  That’s Clevinger throwing the car keys to Voorhees.  Clevinger has a 9.9 K/9, but also a 5.7 BB/9 and I’d be scared of him in all leagues and closets.

Corey Kluber – On track for a rehab start this Thursday.  He’s been out a while.  Apparently, he had one of those ‘real injury’ DL stints.  Hard to tell nowadays.

Danny Salazar – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners (3 BBs), 7 Ks, 2 HRs allowed, ERA at 5.55.  He cruised to the W on the Ivictory Coast, but everything that’s been wrong was still wrong yesterday.

Yan Gomes – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .267.  Yan can hit and so can you!  (Not really.)

Tommy Milone – 1 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  Finally, a pitcher the Mets fans want injured.

Curtis Granderson – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .169.  I don’t know if the Mets will give him everyday at-bats anymore if everyone stays healthy, but Granderson strikes me as a guy that would hit .230 with 20+ homers if he got the playing time.  Not a huge vote of confidence, but it’s something.

Jay Bruce – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .248.  Bruce is July chum.  The Mets will get some random bites on him in a trade, and, as a fan of common sense, trade him!

Cam Bedrosian – Will throw off the mound on Monday.  As they say in baseball circles, Sunday’s funday and Monday’s mound day.

Andrelton Simmons – 2-for-6, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  I was thisclose to streaming him, because his opposing pitcher was Tommy “I’m A Milone-aire.”  For those not familiar with that phrase, it’s what you say on a first date.  “I’m a Milone-aire,” then five dates later you can say, “I never said I was a millionaire,” and not be a liar.

Mike Trout – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (14) and legs (9), hitting .350.  The Milone-able object meets the unstoppable force.

C.J. Cron – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer.  The Sciosciapath is crazy enough to bench a guy that seems to be getting hot, but, just in case he doesn’t, I grabbed Cron for today’s short schedule day.

Stephen Piscotty – 1-for-1 as a pinch hitter, as he was activated from the DL on Saturday.  What will be his playing time?  I wouldn’t bother asking Piscotty.

Carlos Martinez – 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.28 vs. Jeff Samardzija – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.57.  This lived up to the pre-game billing of “C-Mart vs. Samard, wait, did you just say the same thing?”  As each pitcher looked nearly identical all game.

Eduardo Nunez – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting over .400 in the last week with four steals.  I’ve been telling you to grab The Convent; he’s making it a habit to be a hot schmotato.

Brandon Crawford – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting near-.400 in the last week.  For what it’s Werth, the Giants weren’t just facing some crappy Brewers pitching for the last week.

Ryan Braun – 0-for-5, 1 RBI as he was activated from the DL.  Let’s take bets when Braun will be sidelined with his next injury.  Not DL’d, just benched with an injury.  All the Brewers have to say is something like, “Braun out with a sore quad,” or anything.  Not simply a day of rest.  I’m gonna say May 29th.  Just comment below with a date when Braun will be injured next.  In case of someone saying more than one day, person who guessed first wins.  The Price is Right rules apply, if no one gets exact day, person who is closest without going over wins.  I will send the winner a Razzball t-shirt.

Kris Bryant – 3-for-3, 4 runs, and two homers (9, 10), hitting .303.  I just took the Buzzfeed Quiz, “How do you know if you are a submissive bi-chick?”  At the end there was no “You are because you want to snuggle with Kris Bryant,” so I guess I’m not a submissive bi-chick.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .226.  HR to the Rizzo!

Ian Happ – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .346.  So, are the Cubs gonna, like, just keep playing Happ and not mention whether or not he’s here to stay?

Jake Arrieta – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.80.  Well, I never said he’d be a 5+ ERA guy either.

Robbie Ray – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.91.  This start was vs. the Padres, which is a slam dunk like Shaq’s kid over a bunch of 4th graders, so it doesn’t mean anything, but live with me for a second.  I have Ray on my Tout Wars team; Grey’s high-stepping right now.

Zack Godley – 7 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 2.45.  Meh, okay, but it was the Padres.  Wouldn’t say that’s so Godley.

Taijuan Walker – Hit the DL with a blister.  *opens book titled, The History of the Sport Baseball That No Longer Exists, reads, “Chapter 1:  How Blisters Sent All Pitchers to the DL, and How They Never Returned.”  Wow, used almost all their word count on the titles.

Ryan Schimpf – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer, hitting .165.  –pf’s bang!

Clayton Richard – 9 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.31.  Might be our first appearance of a hodgepadre this year.

Trevor Cahill – Headed for an MRI on his sore shoulder after feeling something when throwing from 75 feet.  Or three-quarters of a Cespedes, as it’s commonly referred.

Julio Urias – 2 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 5.40, and sent down to the minors, as the Dodgers prepare their 12-man rotation for June.

Brandon McCarthy – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.76.  This lines him up to start again on June 17th.  I’m only half-joking.  The ‘not funny’ half.

Joc Pederson – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .206.  Oofa, two homers?  I mean, I know he was hurt, but he’s headed for Brett Lawrie territory on the prosp-bust scale.

Justin Bour – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer.  He was in Friday’s Buy, because I’ve been, ya know, telling you to pick him up for about a week straight.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 8 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.10.  In case the last five times that I said you should own him didn’t sink in to your laid-concrete head-skull, yes, I like him.  With that said (throwing out the baby with the bathwater!), it’s hard to get super excited about starts in Fenway unless it’s Chris Sale.

Mitch Moreland – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and homers in three straight games.  I like to scream to my real estate agent, “Mitch Moreland!”  By the way, I’m about to start a Kickstarter for a home.  Holy schnikes, shizz is expensive.  No one actually owns a home, right?  Are you people all squatters?

Chad Pinder – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and his 3rd homer in the last four games.  Like John McCain, Pinder needs to shake his platoon to have real value.

Matt Andriese – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.75.  He was thrown out of the game after hitting Aaron Judge with a pitch.  “Was that what that was?  I thought it was a mosquito.”  That’s Aaron Judge after the beaning.

Chris Archer – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.76.  He’s striking out more guys this year, right?  No, not right.  He’s striking out the same number of hitters as he always strikes out.  He’s been doing this for three years.  Unfortch, his command isn’t where it was during his 2015 breakout.

Brett Gardner – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .282.  With both Gardner and Hicks hitting well, they’re doing damage to each others’ fantasy values.  Can’t they take turns with one of them being terrible while the other hits, then flip-flop?

Didi Gregorius – 4-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .322.  He was in this Friday’s Buy, because I’m psychic, and I knew I was going to say that, and that, and that, and– It can get challenging to move on to the future as a psychic.

Masahiro Tanaka – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 6.56.  Apparently, year three after not having Tommy John surgery is the year it all falls apart.  Somebody make a note in Garrett Richards’ iCal.

Edwin Diaz – Scott Servais said Diaz could be back in the closer’s role next time there’s a save.  Was there a closer change if no one else got a save?  A question as deep as what happened to Sister Cathy.

James Paxton – Shooting for a May 31st return.  This blurb was secretly financed by the NRA.

Derek Holland – 8 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA 2.47.  Yesterday was marked by a huge number of garbage pitchers doing well.  Holland is the embodiment of this.  Ooh, Shark Tank Idea!  Underwear that smells like mint.  I will call them Embodimints, and I will sell dozens!

Tim Anderson – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting over .400 in the last week.  If this makes this schmotato go down any easier, I picked him up the other day.

Avisail Garcia – 0-for-3 and two home runs (7, 8) on Saturday, hitting .350.  He’s having himself a bit of a solid year so far, huh?  Easy answer there is yes, you don’t need to think about it too long.  By the by, he was pulled for Willy Garcia in Sunday’s game, because Rick Renteria is challenging C**nt Hurdle for the worst manager award.  Don’t tell them, but there is no worst manager award.  By the by, Part II, One More By-By:  the White Sox three Garcia outfield (with Leury) should just go by Garthreea.  Though, people might just think they’re from Barcelona.

  1. sunrisejuice says:
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    Bour Nunez Bauer or Tomlin? need one cuz Sanchez DL.
    12t h2h 6×6 obp bb9

  2. Fox says:
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    Is Walker droppable now? 12 Team H2H, and while he’s come on strong lately, he is now my 6th entrant into the DL Hall of Fame (McCann, Turner, Haniger, Story, Chapman). We only have 3 slots and I’m running low on a team to field!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fox: You can lose him

  3. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Loved it to bits!

    Literally out the door, so….

    John Rambo Quote of the day for May 22

    Sheriff: ‘- That’s him, get on it.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘- Rambo. Are you alright? Over.’

    Rambo: ‘Baker team, they’re all dead, Sir.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Not Delmare Berry, he made it.’

    Rambo: ‘Berry’s gone too, Sir.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘How?’

    Rambo: ‘Got himself killed in Nam…Didn’t even know it. Cancer ate him down to the bone.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘I’m sorry, I didn’t know.’

    Rambo: ‘I’m the last one, Sir.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘lt’s good to hear your voice, Johnny. It’s been a long time!’

    Cheers,
    Ante

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!

        Thanks, man!

        a. Visited the district hospital in Adre – not to beat a dead horse, but it’s only 30 miles away and it took 1 hour to get there AND we’re still in the hot and dry season – and man, is it one hellish hospital. (Like, my grandma used to say, if you can avoid staying in a hospital you’ve had a good life. She meant that for two reasons. Firstly on the literal side you didn’t have any major trauma or diseases that required a lot of attention. Secondly, you also avoided not catching any contagious disease that you might have caught by not being there.) This hospital is the epitome of the latter point my grandma made – as in, NEVER stay there even if you get sick. You’ll prolly catch a disease that will ultimately kill you.

        b. The hospital had brick incinerators constructed by a partner organization (not our partner, a partner of the health sector assisting the hospital). Unfortch, those incinerators would definitely NOT withstand the heat needed to burn the hospital waste material – needles and other equipment. Massive suck.

        c. On a baseball note, didn’t stream Jesse Chavez yesterday (did for his Chicago start earlier last week). Was watching the start. He had a nice 9-0 cushion, then 1 solo shot (Grandy) then a second solo shot (Reynolds) – I quickly checked my stats to see if it was my Reynolds (mini-mini Donkey) but was disappointed to discover it was not – and still thought he had a chance for like 7-8 innings because he only threw 59 pitches through 5 innings. But then he threw a fastball down and in to Bruuuuuuuuuuce and he had to depart. Streamer for sure. That’s 11 HRs surrendered by Jesse, not very good.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Hahaha, yikes B. Holy Hayzeus C. Not good at all, done with him

  4. Scott says:
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    I own realmuto in a 10-team league 6×6 obp roto league. I also own r martin. I got realmuto so late that i carried 2 catchers. Realmuto isnt running this year, i thought i could get 10-12 sb from him. Martin isnt hitting and did the same thing last year except for a hot 10 week stretch where he hit 16 of his 20 HR. Who do i cut? Can’t carry 2 with all of my other injuries. Thx

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Scott: Cut Martin

  5. Stumanji! says:
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    Braun won’t last the week: May 26.

  6. Max says:
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    I’m going to say 5/30/17 for Braun

  7. Great Bambino says:
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    Schebler or Jackie Bradley Jr ROS?

    Stream Folty vs Pirates and @ Giants or Jordan Montgomery vs Royals and vs Athletics

    Thanks!

      • Great Bambino says:
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        @Grey: going Folty here. I don’t trust Montgomery. Folty touches 97 mph and is in the NL east

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Works for me

  8. lyricist says:
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    This sure is a great debate you guys are having on here about owning Berrios and how he might not be 1985 Doc Gooden. I added the him with the call-up. I’ll probably just wait ’til the first time he gives up 3 runs in 5.2 innings and then berate him like he’s 2017 Phil Hughes, then proceeding to give him the boot. I guess I agree though, there could possibly be some regression from this .59 ERA and .39 WHIP. Just speculating *shrugs shoulders*

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    Is deshields worth owning in a 10 teamer that starts 5 OF. He is hitting 9th mostly amd has not been running like i thought he would. Dyson is avail and is running and also hitting 9th. Deshields does have a .350 obp which means he is on base more than dyson. Do you expect the sb to come? Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scott: I’d keep Deshizz over Dyson

  10. CrazyJ says:
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    Was there a closer change if no one else got a save?

    Had to laugh, to mask the pain!

    I have (had?) 5 closers: Oh, Diaz, Herrera, Maurer, Kelley… that netted me 1 save this week!

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    Grey sir! Fantastic review. It can only mean another Monday, another week of fantasy baseball begins!

    I’m lacking in RBI, thinking of going back to Mezuzah. The drop would be young Zimmer. Am I going to have Bellinger-esque regrets if I do? Mezuzah is hitting really well lately and should knock in more runs than young Bradley, right?

    Catcher Question Alert! Drop Wieters for the hot Le Boeuf or Stop Picking That Catcher Scab? (If Wieters qualifies as a Scab, he’s been pretty solid actually…) Apologies in advance.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JakeTPE: Mazara over Zimmer…I just go with whoever is hitting at the time for catcher.

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Thanks JeF. Yeah, I’m thinking Mazara. And I was last in my 12-team league to grab a catcher. It was actually between the above two, and I got Wieters who has done me well…. Wait! Why am I subjecting you to my nonexistent Catcher problem?! You didn’t ask for this!!

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      @JakeTPE: Zimmer strikes out a ton doesn’t he? Usually guys like that (remember javier baez a few years ago) have trouble adjusting. I think he’s bleh.

      • LenFuego says:
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        @peacecoast: That is more true for guys that strike out because they have no strike zone discipline – i.e., guys that swing at balls and let strikes go by. Major league pitchers are much better at taking advantage of that than minor leaguers so there can be a difficult adjustment period.

        Zimmer, OTOH, has very good plate discipline – he has walked in about 12% of his plate appearances over his career so far. Consequently, I doubt there will be a significant adjustment period for his game to translate to the major league level.

        That said, don’t expect to see a high batting average — he is way more of an OBP guy than an AVG guy. For example, in over 400 PAs last year at AA, he hit only .253 but had an excellent .371 OBP due to his 13.8% walk rate.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: Thanks! Agree w/ F — Welington is fine if you want to try him

  12. Packers says:
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    For Braun I’ll say June 3rd.

  13. Greg says:
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    You got a buy on Smoak, too?

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Greg: indeed

  14. Boy Wonder says:
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    14 team redraft league weekly league

    Cut one for Schebler or hold? Thanks!

    Lucroy
    Encarnacion
    Odor
    Bryant
    Bogaerts
    Thames
    Gardner
    Bruce
    Smoak
    Bradley Jr

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Boy Wonder: Gardner if you need RBIs and power more than runs

      • Great Bambino says:
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        @Grey: gonna ride the Gardy train til he inevitably gets hurt *knock on wood. He’s elite runs right now in that Yankee lineup. runs is a stat too right? I always tell myself, if I can get elite something, take that option.

        I was on the fence with JBJ but I’m banking on positive regression for him while Schebler is kind of a one trick pony, albeit a nice trick.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine

  15. Scrapski says:
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    That banana turns braun on June 5

  16. Small hands make my Cishek look big says:
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    June 7th.

  17. Nitro says:
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    Is M. Harvey streamable vs SD @ NY this week?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Nitro: Yes

  18. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Rumplemintz!
    May 24 for Braun.
    Jul 22nd indictments against Jeff Sessions, Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner.
    Sep. 16 Trump impeachment.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mrs. Featherbottom: I don’t think he gets impeached, doubt that many Republicans turn on him… You should watch The Keepers on Netflix

      • John Baeten says:
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        @Grey: We just started it last night! I’m hoping there is character named Juan Gonzalez is in it, so I can reference this drawing on Reddit (e.g. Steve Avery):
        http://imgur.com/ZE2BzYf

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @John Baeten: That’s the best drawing of all time… Eat that drawing’s D, Basquiat!

      • DonnieB says:
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        That’s because there has been absolutely no evidence presented, you kooks.

    • Hoboken Squat Cobblers says:
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      @Mrs. Featherbottom: Here’s hoping that last one has a date that corresponds to the day after the mid-terms…Need this crazy train to keep on chugging!

  19. Last One Out of Liberty City says:
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    Would you stash T. Walker?

    My pitching staff is weak to begin with and this would give me one less SP. All of my DL slots are full.

    The best FA on the market is Glover.
    SP – Morton, Severino, Strausburg, Wacha, Stroman, T. Walker
    RP – Giles, Watson, Osuna, A. Miller

    Thanks.

  20. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and say June 2 – they’re playing the Mets then so if he forgot about getting an injury, seeing their pitching staff should remind him.

  21. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    May 26th for Braun. I have him, so this would hurt both of us.

    • Yankee My Wanky! says:
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      @Yankee My Wanky!:Damn, taken. What a dum ass. It’s early. Can I reweigh in with May 27th?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Yankee My Wanky!: You’re supposed to do the Price is Right thing and go one under

  22. Willlie Mickey and the Duke says:
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    Braun hits the dl June 9… R Zim beats him by two days

  23. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Braun = July 16…after lineups lock

  24. Max says:
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    June 1!

  25. M says:
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    Braun -May 25th

    I also said Puig would have leg issues in May after his usual 2 good April weeks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @M: Puig of shizz

  26. PB&J says:
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    My Springer for his Desmond? It feels kinda lateral but I’m looking for a little speed. Thanks, Grey.

    • PB&J says:
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      @PB&J: and Braun goes down on June 18th!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @PB&J: I’d want Springer and look for cheaper speed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PB&J: Agree w/ F

  27. Jimbo says:
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    Braun – June 4

  28. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! A couple man vs machine calls for ya (12 team weekly):

    1. Start JC Ramirez (@TB and @MIA, negative SON in each) over Ryu (v CHC, but still +$10 per SON?!) and Leake (@LAD, super consistent this year but -$8.2 SON)?

    2. Start Ellsbury ($4.2, 7 games) over Deshizz ($1.7, 6 games)?

    Thanks!

  29. Biz says:
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    Braun, May 23. And I love that gorgeous man.

    Is Avisail the top sell high right now? Trying to pull off a big fish!

    Freeman still a hold in 12 team, 24 roster spots, we do not use DL spots? (Next year!)

    Thanks and Happy Monday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Biz: Think you have to hold Freeman — sure, I’d sell Avisail if I could get anything decent for him

  30. Mr. Fatz says:
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    The PEDs are settling in. Braun to be back in a DL uni June 7

  31. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi, would you start Kolten Wong or Logan Forsythe this week? Forsythe is just coming off the DL but Wong is dealing with some elbow discomfort. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @asdfasdf: Guess Logan, but I’d look at player news later today

  32. MrC22 says:
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    May 28 and Braves will win the world series the next four years. Guaranteed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MrC22: Wish they would’ve won this year

      • MrC22 says:
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        oh they will win this year. And next. And next. And next. @Grey:

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hmm, you sound slightly bias

  33. MarvPesos

    Josh says:
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    Grey,
    Have the day off up here in Canada, great start to my day when I can have my morning coffee with a reliable, consistent baseball read.

    Also, I have multiple invested interests in Braun so I’ll go positive and say he gives me at least a month, let’s say June 25th

    J.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh: Thanks! Enjoy your day!

  34. Rob says:
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    Gotta drop 2 to add Glover & Story. Can you you rank Altherr, Happ, Kendys, Gallo, and Pillar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rob: Drop Gallo, Kendrys

  35. lt513 says:
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    Philosophy of Sagnof…if there is no save, was there a change?
    Weekly league so for the week, 5×5 h2h 12 team Utility spot. I can start Moreland at home 6 games or Travis only 5 games, also Mark Cahna available with 6 games some in yankee stadium. All are hot, you pick. June 3rd he is back to normal. Also before his career is finished he is popped again for using, file under future bets.

    • lt513 says:
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      @lt513: also considered Leurys in Chicago or dyson for Sagnof

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @lt513: Moreland

  36. E says:
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    I now have 10 guys on the DL, what would you do with all these guys? 12 team h2h, i’m somehow actually 1st in the standings currently

    Freddie Freeman
    Noah Syndergaard
    Yoenis Cespedes
    David Dahl
    Justin Turner
    Zach Britton
    Jon Gray
    Trevor Cahill
    Taijuan Walker
    Cam Bedrosian

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @E: Not knowing your active roster, I feel like Cam, Gray, and Cahill can be dropped pretty easily in H2H formats. If you’re looking for more cuts, I could see ditching Dahl and Britton depending on your OF and RP situation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: Agree w/ Duda, unless you’re going for a DL record, you can drop a bunch of them

  37. Luce WaYne says:
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    Braun – June 2.1st
    Giving him a month

  38. Paul says:
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    Devin Mesoroco or Austin Hedges

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Paul: Hedges

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: Agree w/ F

  39. Brian says:
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    Should I trade mark Reynolds and keon Broxton for trevor story in a keeper league

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Brian: I would

  40. Damieon says:
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    Ryan Braun will be on DL by Jun10th. Love these daily articles you write!

  41. Jimbob says:
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    Drop schoop for Travis?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jimbob: Hold

  42. bruuuuuce says:
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    June 10th on Braun, but that seems optimistic.

  43. MG says:
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    Braun will sit June 5

  44. jack florida says:
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    braun—june 2

    went to the yankees vs rays, sat and sunday—-zero movement on all pitches by Tanaka, a few 100 mph pitches by Betances , and great batting practice exhibition by Judge and Castro.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jack florida: Tanaka’s done, huh? What were you doing up in NY?

      • jack florida says:
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        @Grey: in tampa both games—by the way , i am originally from rhode island

        in the batting practice competition, castro hit the longest ball.

        my guess on tanaka is he is hiding an injury, watched him many times in spring training, ball was moving, lots of swing and misses–now not many swings and misses

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tanaka looks totally off, he needs a DL stint

  45. Sheboygan Mafia says:
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    Braun May 27th

  46. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Need a UT starter for the week, 5×5 w/ OPS…

    Gallo, Tomas, Bregman, Alonso, Santana

    Thanks!

  47. William Hung says:
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    It’s good to finally see Rizzo’s bat come alive a bit… but now I gotta get a prayer circle going on for Springer to get out of his whiffing slump. 10Ks in his last 23 ABs, and he’s still not stealing any bases

  48. Dancin Homer says:
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    Going with May 27th for Braun. They have an off day today, so I figure 4 days is just about perfect for him to get injured again.

    And awesome daily read, as usual.

    Thanks again for all the time you put into these!

  49. Raider says:
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    DL gave him enough time to PED himself into lasting to June 8th

  50. Star Lord says:
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    Sounds like you’re pretty down on Salazar. Is it time to sell low/cut bait in favor of streaming options or would you stick with him and hope for a turnaround? Thanks!

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Star Lord: gotta hold onto him. he has such an elite K rate and should get wins. he is one small adjustment away from being an ace, or at least elite.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Star Lord: I’m holding him, just saying he didn’t look good

  51. Curious George Springer says:
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    Braun: June 2nd

    If there is one thing I absolutely don’t need, but cannot resist, it’s a free t-shirt.

  52. enrique says:
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    Grey, JeF, anyone else….

    There’s an embarrassment of riches out there among 1B in my 15-team 6×6 redraft roto league.

    Right now, I have Yonder as a backup for Au Shizz! and for use in the UTIL slot. How much faith do you have in the new fangled data about launch angle and exit velocity, etc.?

    Should I stick with Yonder? Or drop him for any of Smoak, Fatt Adams, Logan Morrison, Tommy Joseph, Alex Avila, Moreland, or V-Mart? Who do you think the top two choices there are? If none seem to be a clear upgrade I’ll likely hold.

    I’m so-so across the offensive categories in this league except with SB, where I’m fine. But what I most need is batting average help, followed by OPS and Rs.

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @enrique: Smoak/Moreland/ToJo for me.

  53. KCC26 says:
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    With ALL the pitchers being injured, there are a bunch of teams shopping around my league for pitching. I’ve gotten pretty lucky and also made a few profitable waiver grabs. That said, in a 12 team mixed I currently have this staff:

    Kershaw
    deGrom
    Pineda
    E-Rod
    A. Wood
    Manaea
    T. Walker
    Morton
    Rodon (DL)

    The waiver wire is absolutely barren. However, it’s definitely a sellers’ market for pitching. In fact, the Trout owner (his staff has been especially decimated) approached me about swapping him for two strong starters. Can I afford to deal two guys if it gets me trout??? SEEMS like a no-brainer, but best starters on the wire are guys like Gausman, Musgrove, Cotton, Davies. Thanks for the input Grey and anyone else!!

    • KCC26 says:
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      @KCC26: just to clarify, let’s assume I’m giving up like Pineda and E-Rod plus an Inciarte type or something. Full roster, for context!

      C Posey
      1B Votto
      2B Carpenter
      SS H. Perez
      3B Turner
      INF Zimmerman
      OF Bryant
      OF Desmond
      OF Benintendi
      OF Bautista
      Ut. Inciarte/Piscotty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KCC26: I’d take Trout, I’d guess anyone would

      • KCC26 says:
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        @Grey: yeah certainly my thoughts as well. Only concern is that my offense doesn’t have any HUGE gaping holes, but I might be creating some pitching weakness in making such a move. Just wanted to make sure that I wasn’t pursuing a move just to make a splash if it didn’t actually put me in the best position to win. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @KCC26: if you can do it for those middling guys, I would. I can’t imagine getting it done without Kershaw or DeGrom in the deal, though.

  54. Chris r says:
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    Dansby Swanson waking up. Should I drop: yuli gurriel, Max Kepler, Trey Mancini or hold?

  55. Fungazi says:
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    Braun June 29

  56. Shopgurrrl says:
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    Continue to hold Bregman; or drop Bregman, pick up Ian Happ for 2B, and play Drury at 3B? (12 team, Yahoo, OPS)

    Patience with Bregman is wearing thin.

  57. Five-On-One says:
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    Please rank for Saves only: Kela, O’Day, Kelley, Pazos.

      • KarlJ says:
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        @Grey:
        Wasn’t Kelly O’Day a popular porn star in the late 90’s?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So sexy

  58. Ravi sherrison says:
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    June 14th for Braun, because June 4th was taken already.

  59. Just Busted says:
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    In a H2H Yahoo 12 team-

    Is it time to drop Salazar yet?
    I have Walker on the DL and the rest of my pitching is as follows:
    Alex Wood, Eduardo Rodriguez, Strasburg, Lackey, Pineda, Severino, Berrios, Holland and Devinski with Britton on the DL as well.

    Thanks!

    • Make Richie Sexson Again says:
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      @Just Busted: Dont drop Salazar. He would get scooped up by another owner in a heartbeat. If you dropped Salazar and kept Holland I would reach over the internet and spank your hiney.

      • Make Richie Sexson Again says:
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        @Make Richie Sexson Again: unless you play in my league…in that case go ahead and drop Salazar.

        • Just Busted says:
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          @Make Richie Sexson Again:
          Haha! I know, but between him, Santana, and Odor, (all on one team) my patience has been wearing thin.

  60. GoFish says:
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    ROS: Add Bour drop Schebler, Zimmer or Marwin? or Hold?

    12Team H2H 3Keeper

  61. Make Richie Sexson Again says:
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    A-Gone or Fat Matt?

  62. Make Richie Sexson Again says:
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    ryan braun – May 26th.

  63. Not your average Joe says:
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    Three adds left this week. I could use them on Montgomery as a streamer. Or I could use it to stash a lineup booster like Tomas, Bour, Travis, Bell, Perez, Hicks, Leury, or Renfroe. Of course, there’s no clear drop, though C.Santana’s ongoing struggles are wearing thin. Thoughts from the master of Grey matter?

    12-team, h2h, 5×5, redraft.
    C – Realmuto; 1B – Smoak; 2B – Dozier; 3B – Machado; SS – Correa; OF – Benintendi, Altherr, Desmond; Util – Duvall; Bench – C.Santana, Polanco (DL), Freeman (DL)
    SP – Tanaka, Severino, Odorizzi, A.Wood, Wheeler , Shoemaker, Maeda
    RP – Holland, Bush, Wilson, Reed, Glover

      • Not your average Joe says:
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        @Grey:

        Not sure I understood that. My own grey matter is burnt out. :-/

  64. Bravo says:
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    You like Matt Adams better than Choo, DeShields, Heyward, Renfroe, or Zimmer?? If so, which one goes?
    5×5 13-team Roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bravo: Not especially

  65. VictoriaB

    VictoriaB says:
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    Ryan Braun: June 15. I’m ever the optimist.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VictoriaB: Gotta have faith, as a GM once said

      • VictoriaB

        VictoriaB says:
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        @Grey: Godammit, now that song’s stuck in my head.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Well, I guess it would be nice

          • VictoriaB

            VictoriaB says:
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            @Grey: Ahahahaha! Stop right there.

  66. James Stechschulte says:
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    Trade question: Keeper/Auction league, $280 between both keepers and auction, can sign guys up to 5 year contracts with $5 increments each year you keep them, standard ROTO scoring and we don’t have any innings cap so people stack up on as much pitching as possible and just a few bats if any on their hitting bench.

    I was offered Benintendi for my Andrew Miller and Brandon Kintzler or Justin Wilson.

    Benintendi is signed through 2019 for $12 and $17 for the next 2 years.

  67. Ace of Spades says:
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    May 31st on Braun.
    Sometime in late June Braun gets traded to the Dodgers and gets added to their pitching staff.

  68. Scott says:
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    Why is [email protected] column Two-Start Starters now? It makes it not show up under the News > Two-Start Pitchers

    I’d ask him, but he’s not responding to comments for the last two days.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Confused by your question

  69. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    June 16th sucka

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: No, haven’t gone past episode 3 still. My girl was crazy busy this weekend and it’s a joint effort show. You? Was it good?

        Also missed the Kimmy Schmidt notice, 3 episodes into that as well. Been on a Louie binge, made it into season 3 so far.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ll let you watch…. Haven’t started Kimmy b/c Cougs is still only 2 episodes into the 2nd season, only took her a year to watch 2 eps of a sitcom

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: I’m hoping to finish The Keepers by next week.

            I never finished the 2nd season of Bloodline. Think I was 3 episodes into that.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It went off the rails a little, it being Bloodline

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I saw bloodline got cancelled

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Just think they’re done after third season

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Should’ve ended after 1st season

  70. Cuthbert Allgood says:
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    Thoughts on value moving forward on J. Pederson? Was offered him in a trade for Stanton…along with draft picks. Pederson is $1 with a 2 year contract…will he outperform this? Is he worth it moving forward…since I will lose Stanton at the end of the year?
    What should I expect to get for him in a keeper/contract league?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Cuthbert Allgood: You should do a lot better for Stanton…If he’s only signed for this year you’ll have to focus on sending him to a contending team in order to get a good return.

  71. PublicEnemy#1 says:
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    Braun – May 31st for the David Wright holiday while in town @ the Mets. Him and DWright will celebrate, “Hey Bartender! Two cortisone shots for me and my boy Brauny!”

  72. LeggoPens says:
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    Fair to drop Altherr at this point?

    If so, should I pick up Diaz, Travis, or Pham (I know it probably depends on circumstances but who has the most long-term value)?

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @LeggoPens: I would hold Altherr. I”m not ready to drop him after one “down” week. He batted .200 sure, but he still had a HR and a handful of runs and RBI’s.

      • LeggoPens says:
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        @mcmi11ions: I originally dropped Peraza (who I traded Robbie Ray to get) to get altherr. Smart to get Peraza back now that he’s bounced back a little? Main concern being that he seems like he’s sticking in the 7-hole for the forseeable future

  73. Savoy Special says:
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    Brett Gardner finishes this season with 20 stolen bases. Over/under? And how many estimated? Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Savoy Special: 22 if healthy…I called Phil of the Future for this.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Savoy Special: That’s about right on his over/under… I’ll say 18 and just under

  74. Skillz says:
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    Better player/keeper: Saurez or Bregman?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Skillz: Bregman

  75. oldmanoldman says:
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    June 11

  76. RicoSuave says:
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    Awesome stuff Grey!

    16 team H2H weekly points league…

    Please help.

    I need to start 3 RPs for the week, Who do you recommend I start for the week?

    RP Robertson 3X @ ARI, 3X Vs DET;
    RP Knebel 2X Vs TOR, 4X Vs ARI;
    RP Brach 3X Vs MIN, 3X @ HOU;
    SP/RP Godley @ MIL;
    SP/RP Biagini @ MIL and Vs TEX. ( Streamonator says he has 2 starts this week but TOR only
    plays 5 games this week, does that make sense?)

    Also, I need to start one 1B and one UTIL out of these 3:

    Chris Davis 3X Vs MIN and 3X @ HOU;
    J. Bell 4X @ ATL and 3X Vs NYM;
    Bellinger 3X Vs STL and 3X Vs CHC.

    Thanks in advance for the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RicoSuave: Knebel, Brach, Robertson — Not Josh

  77. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    What to do with Odor? Should I:

    A. Bench him for Devon Travis, but aim to keep him?
    B. Sell low?
    C. Drop him?

    It seems too early to drop him altogether, but I defer to your expertise.

  78. uglee says:
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    Braun – 6/2

  79. BAC says:
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    5×5 OBP 11 team.

    A. Wood for Belt, which side?
    Drop Herrera for Kepler, Schebler or T. Andersen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BAC: Wood, Schebler if you need power

  80. seph meier says:
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    5/24 for Braun

    • seph meier says:
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      @seph meier:

      I see that he is not in the lineup today is this a winner?!?

  81. tommyboy says:
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    A sneeze will sideline Braun on June 21. (back spasms)
    I miss Corky Sosa.

  82. Oppo Taco says:
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    Odor or DJl and Piscotty. thanks!

  83. The Harrow says:
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    you’d find this vetoable if you comished somewhere where you wanted a competitive environment and it’s pretty obvious

    team one gives treat urner/k.davis/happ/lucroy/miggy/degrom

    team two gives machado/ozuna/posey

    it’s a keep 9 league (2 SP, 2 RP, 2 OF, 1 of 3 other differing hitting positions, can’t be OF). gotta think team one is just unnaturally involved as a fan with one of those 3 players.

    • The Harrow says:
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      @The Harrow: i know you’ve said you don’t truck with vetos as an owner, but here i’m a comish having to keep the league balanced.

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @The Harrow: With Miggy not really being Miggy it’s not as bad as it looks on paper…Its lopsided but I wouldn’t veto

        • The Harrow says:
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          @JeF WiTh 1 F: also, this might be telling, this is a 14 teamer with 6 person bench, a CI, a MI, 4 OF and a util. so it’s not like it’s easy to just replace all these players the one guy is giving away. agree miggy isn’t awesome this year, could easily say the same exact thing for machado of course. or treat urner. or lucroy.

          • The Harrow says:
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            @The Harrow: went and ran the math, due to underperformances of miggy/lucroy/treat urner thus far the machado side is actually winning this thus far this year, however the ROS values are about 57% higher for the 6 player side, and that’s with assuming happ is sent down today and given no value (didn’t know how to value him, OPS rater has him on a per game -4.5 value, it doesn’t like rookies by and large).

            if we assume most of the 6 players on the one side are keepers (a pretty good assumption really) it gets more extreme too i would think.

            • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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              @The Harrow: You don’t want to start the Veto thing…It’s a slippery slope once you open that can of worms.

  84. Oppo Taco says:
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    And June 15 for Braun

  85. Chad B says:
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    June 13th for Braun

  86. FrankGrimes says:
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    July 1st for Braun. Two glorious weeks off:
    4th of July and the all star borefest.
    Bonus: then gets traded July 23rd!

  87. Clint says:
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    Dump one of Law or Feliz to pick up Capps? Considering what happened to Britton I’m leery of giving up them up yet but maybe I’m wrong? My closers currently are Knebel & Giles.

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Clint: capps needed to be sent to longer DL since his command is probably at least a month behind where SD wanted it. grab hand over him.

  88. FrankGrimes says:
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    It’s beginning to look like
    Only good thing Odor has is
    A right hook?

    • The Harrow says:
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      @FrankGrimes: we haven’t seen him punch anybody this year either so it’s possible he doesn’t have that yet this year either.

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @FrankGrimes: I think you guys are on to something here . . .

      Odor 2016 pre-punch (5/15/16): .260 avg, ~.740 ops, under 100 wRC+
      Odor 2016 post-punch: ~.295, ~810+ ops, over 100 wRC+

      Conclusion: let’s get him a rematch with Bats!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FrankGrimes: He might need to punch someone, I offer myself

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:

        Good idea. Thanks to you I have odor on
        Every team. I haven’t been this disappointed
        In you since I took Josh Rutledge.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ouch

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Grey:

            But Josh did have an RBI ground out on Saturday!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Can’t believe you’ve already given up on Rutledge

  89. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Can we get a side bet going for Braun’s injury?

    I say hammy.

  90. omar says:
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    AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto: Give: Berrios, Ed-Rod, Gallo Get: Carrasco, Castellanos. Thoughts??

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @omar: I’d want Carrasco side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @omar: Agree w/ F

  91. inferiorhippo says:
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    I’m in a desperate need for pitching. (my top 3 are Verlander, Hamels and taillon…) Is castro and piscotty too much to give up for Wacha?

  92. Dudeman says:
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    Can you help me decide who to drop w piscotty coming back? Preesh

    Wellington
    Hanram
    Odor
    Arenado
    Villar
    Benintendi
    Springer
    Conforto
    Jackie Bradley jr
    Kepler
    Piscotty
    Happ
    Smoak

    Cmart
    Nola
    Lackey
    Pineda
    Severino
    Wood
    Gio
    Berrios

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dudeman: Why are you listing your entire infield? Just give me the last 3 guys on your team, do you have a bench hitter?

  93. ChiCitySox says:
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    Can you rank these closers. Head to Head Whip and K/BB for stats.

    Johnson, Knebel and Kintzler

  94. Jaaaaaake says:
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    May 27th for sure. Day game after a night game.

  95. Wywyz says:
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    Would you trade: Neil Walker and Greg Holland for James Paxton?

    And would you trade Greg Bird for Mitch Haniger?

  96. OaktownSteve says:
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    Did you see Pinder’s homer on Saturday? One of the three or four longest ever hit in Oakland. ESPN had it at 483 feet. Longest in the majors this year.

    He has some really interesting things in his profile. He’s hitting 63% fly balls which would be most in MLB with qualified at bats. He would also have the lowest pull percentage at just over 18%. He’s basically top ten in hard hit% as well. The way he’s driving the ball to right center really reminds me of the swing and ball flight I saw from Donaldson right as he began to break out. At some point he may force the A’s hand and get in the line up every day. I’d like to see them try to develop him into
    a right fielder. Looks like the arm strength is there. They have a bunch of good options in the infield with Barretto, Chapman, Semien, Healy, Olson. Canha is below average defensively out there and Matt Joyce is Matt Joyce.

    • joeg414 says:
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      @OaktownSteve:
      Just picked up Hahn to help with my Whip & Era, can he be more than just a streamer ?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @joeg414:

        I think he can be. My read on Hahn is he seems like he struggles with the mental side of the game. His career strand rate is very low. 68% ish. He gets rattled. When I hear Melvin talk about him I hear a lot of frustration in his voice. Lots of mentions about wanting to see him more focused and aggressive. Better prepared. A couple of times they sent him down they basically said they didn’t like where his head was at. I feel like the narrative has turned slightly more positive this most recent go around. I think what might actually help him is just a bit of plain old luck. A few starts where breaks go his way and his confidence builds. With the stuff, I do think he’s a decent risk where you need pitching. I think he could pitch to a 3.30-3.40 with decent Ks. Hope so anyway

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: You’re back on the Pinder train? I thought you got off… I’ll watch it in five mins when done with comments

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey: q

        I backed off the Pinder train because I couldn’t see enough ABs. Might still be the case but I’m really liking what I’m seeing. I could honest see a big time break out if he forces his way into the line up. I actually went back and found an old scouting report from this guy I really like named Dan Farnsworth. He made his name by predicting the JD Martinez breakout. He had a much higher opinion of Pinder than most. Where a lot of scouts see him as a contact guy, Farnsworth saw more power potential. I can definitely see it too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahahahaha, he looks like Jed Lowrie… I mean, maybe that ball went far, and he’s hit for some pop, but he does not look like a hitter at all

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            That’s what you said about Donaldson! The gyre is winding back around.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No way! Haha, okay, maybe… But I see Lowrie when I look at him… Maybe Sogard

              • OaktownSteve says:
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                @Grey:

                Oh Albright…

                My son loves Sogard by the way. He’s been watching replays of Brewers games,

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha, wait to catches the joys of watching Adeiny Hechavrria, he’s gonna lose it

  97. J-FOH says:
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    How dare Ralph hit accept on a lopsided traded in there. The nerve of that man, doesn’t he know only you are allowed those kinds of deals.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: He didn’t read the fine print

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I don’t know if this is an insult but you remind me a lot of Martin Mull in Mr. Mom.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mull’s the greatest, so thank you

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: his stache looks like fields of wheat

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Your fave Magoo below thought that trade was terrible too, btw

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: you can’t argue idiocy. But to be fair sky’s trade with you two years ago and your JB trade last year were bad. But then again…. fine print

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  We’re talking about one trade that happened yesterday, not my trades

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: this will make your victory even sweeter. Of course this is your fault for inviting [email protected]

  98. joeg414 says:
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    Batty Call (need two)
    A lot of Rain tonight on the East Coast , but should get the games in.
    Cron @ TB Odorizzi
    S.Smith Home vs Min Gibson
    Moss @ NYY Pineda
    Bonifacio @ NYY Pineda
    Span @ CHC Lackey
    Souza @ LAA Ramirez
    Rasmus ” ” “

      • joeg414 says:
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        @Grey:
        My bad , can only use one (the other has to be a 2b, SS or 3b)

  99. Matty says:
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    12 team H2H, only 1 DL spot. Safe dropping T Walker from a streamer spot? Top available SPs available are guys like JC Ramirez, Hahn, Andriese, Miranda, Griffin, Garza.

  100. Paul says:
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    How about Yan Gomes over Hedges?

  101. Adam says:
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    Travis or Odor?
    Hicks or Marwin G?
    Logan Morrison or Josh Bell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: Odor, Marwin, Bell

  102. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    I think the Dodgers are actually playing it smart with their pitching staff. Kershaw + four musical chairs makes sense when you consider the innings limit that’s on Urias and the durability issues that all of the other SPs have. Throwing Maeda/Hill/McCarthy/Ryu/whoever on the shortened DL immediately following a start keeps the workloads in check and gives them another roster spot to play with. It’s annoying as hell from a fantasy perspective, but makes sense in real life.

    Your CarGo blurb made me laugh. That’s why I prefer no trade leagues. Places more emphasis on the draft and making smart pickups and lineup decisions.

    Grabbed Matz in a couple of leagues yesterday. Sounds like he’s ready to return. Maybe I’ll get a decent start or two out of him before he hits the DL again.

    Chris Taylor looks like a guy who could have sneaky value this year. He’s walked a ton and shown surprising pop thus far. Not sure if the power is sustainable (might be more of a 12-15 homer guy), but he’s 2B/3B eligible already and likely to see regular ABs considering the health issues of AGon, Forsythe, and Turner. Could be a useful .280/15/7 kind of player.

    I’m gonna say that Braun doesn’t miss three consecutive games the rest of the season. Why? No reason. It’s not like I own him in multiple leagues or anything. Stay healthy, you stunod!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big Magoo: Oh, it’s brilliant what the Dodgers are doing, but sucks for fantasy

      Can you figure out that trade at all? I’m not sure what it’s even trying to do for the CarGo side

      Loving Taylor right now in 15 team mixed, but playing time will get squished

      Ha!

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Hopefully Forsythe or Turner will stay hurt at one point or another all year and let Taylor keep getting ABs

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, obviously what they’re doing, which is brilliant

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I just laugh because the dodger talk around the water cooler and in the bars is why are they always on the DL. Like derrrrrrr

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Isn’t there a law against water coolers in LA b/c of the drought?

                  • Curious George Springer says:
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                    @Grey: I think they can have them. They just cannot put water in them. This raises a question — if you have a water cooler and you never actually put water in it, do you have a water cooler? I’m curious.

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: my work is owned by republicans. Drought is fake news to them. They also have really green lawns too

                    • Grey

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                      Haha

  103. Sportive Tricks says:
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    Hey hey Grey,

    Roster space is tight AF because Marte and Freeman, so I’m going to be extra needy early this summer.

    1) Should I give up on Altherrrrrrrrr? Options at UTIL would include Bour, Kepler, Peraza.

    2) Schoop or D. Travis ROS?

    Love yas!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sportive Tricks: 1. Depends on needs… Peraza for SBs, Bour for power 2. Schoop

  104. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Its time for my weekly which FA to pick up for my util slot. Ive been suffering with Buxton and T.Frazier for way too long. Hard to win week to week with these deadbeats on my squad.
    Best FAs
    SMOAK
    BOUR
    T.JOSEPH
    INCIARTE
    TRAVIS
    B.DRURY

  105. SpecialFNK says:
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    12 team, yahoo, roto, 5×5.

    give- Khris Davis, Jose Peraza.
    get- Christian Yelich, Mitch Haniger.

    Yelich should give me an upgrade in AVG, where Davis is killing me.

    MY TEAM
    CA- Wieters. 1B- Encarnacion. 2B- Peraza. 3B- Arenado. SS- Bogaerts.
    OF- KDavis. OF- Judge. OF- Duvall. UT- Trumbo. UT- Werth.
    BN- NWalker, Zimmer, Maybin.
    SP- deGrom. SP- Manaea. RP-Melancon. RP- AReed.
    P- Kintzler. P- Kahnle. P- Lackey. P- Nova.
    BN- RHill, Peacock.
    DL- Taillon

      • SpecialFNK says:
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        @Grey:

        since Davis is such a prolific HR hitter I should be able to get more in a trade for him. I already have AVG killers on my team (Trumbo/Duvall) that I likely couldn’t get as much for.
        if I was to be targeting players in a trade for Davis to help in AVG, what players should I be targeting?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Top 50 hitter, maybe Yelich for average?

  106. OaktownSteve says:
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    Was not super impressed with Godly. Watched him yesterday against the Padres. Sinks the fastball a bit but below average velocity. Did like that he came with four pitches. The breaking stuff is decent. He’ll need to sequence well and command that off speed to hide the fastball. Ceiling for him is probably back end innings eater. Home park will probably be murder on any fantasy value.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Two minds on him, think he’s going to be barely a streamer in mixed leagues, but surprisingly competent for NL-Only

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: I like him, Ground ball rate is elite, so park won’t hurt as much as some others. Scary thing is the BBs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can see that

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @The Great Knoche:

          Walks guys and doesn’t miss bats. I don’t hate him. Just don’t see much upside.

  107. Curious George Springer says:
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    What is going on with Kevin Gausman? Thankfully, I don’t own him anywhere, but I did have him targeted as a potential breakout, based on the things he was doing last year.

    I look at his underlying numbers, and I cannot figure out what’s wrong with him other than bad luck.

    His batted ball profile is idential YoY:
    LY: 21% LD, 44% GB, 35% FB
    TY: 22% LD, 43% GB, 35% FB

    His soft/med/hard (that’s what she said) rates are about the same:
    LY: 18%/51%/31%
    TY: 20%/47%/33%

    He has substantially increased the percentage of pitches he throws in the strike zone (45% TY vs 41% LY), yet his BB/9 has ballooned from 2.35 to 4.18. A 45% Zone percentage is very good, so you would not expect to see an inflated BB/9 with that sort of control. Carrasco and Stroman are posting similar Zone %s, with about 1/2 the BB/9 results (though there are also examples of guys with this zone % and high BB/9 — Salazar and Harvey, notably)

    His swinging strikes are down a tick — 9.3% vs 10.8% LY — but his velocity looks good across the board on all of his pitches, and even a 9.3% swinging strike rate should yield way more than the 6.35 K/9 he has posted so far TY.

    As far as pitch selection goes, it’s all about the same. it looks like he has abandoned his two seamer, but he only threw it 5% of the time last year, and that has all moved over to the four seamer.

    His HR/FB is about the same as last year, and seems to be about average — 14% TY vs 15.4% LY.

    His BABIP is high, too, (.367) without the supporting changes in batted ball profile that would indicate a higher xBABIP. LY he had a .306 BABIP, which is normal.

    After looking at all of this I feel like I would expect him to just start having better results without changing anything. He should be getting more Ks (~8.5 per 9), allowing fewer walks (~3 per 9), and giving up fewer hits. All of that obviously should translate into much better results.

    • Grey

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      @Curious George Springer: W/out looking at his numbers and going on this, I agree w/ you, looks like there’s room for optimism, BABIP looks to be an issue, which you’d hope eventually comes around

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: God I hate these posts that don’t factor personnel changes and strand rate. He lost Weiters and now its Beef behind the dish which may be part of the problem. His 69% strand rate means he’s allowing too many guys on base to score. That said last year it was 81% which is kinda high, so our expectations could be off. Stop staring at all the numbers and think about what variables have changed around a pitcher since every other player on the field impacts that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Imagine he had Tim McCarver catching for him, ah…

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Tim McCarver mentions, you might as well say Joe Fuck…youself and complete the nails on the chalkboard

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You brought it on with talking about catcher preference

        • Curious George Springer says:
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          @J-FOH: So much hate in your heart. I don’t see how changing a catcher would have such a large effect on his performance. Personnel changes all the time and you don’t see a large unexaplined variance in pitchers’ performances.

          As far as the strand rate, what’s your theory for why that would have changed so much? It seems to me that a low strand rate would suggest positive regression is coming since it’s largely driven by luck. the defense behind him didn’t change very much, either. I didn’t realize I needed to go through the entire lineup while I was thinking out loud, but let’s see:

          1B — Davis, same as LY
          2B — Schoop, same as LY
          3B — Machado, same as LY
          SS — Hardy, same as LY
          RF — Smith/Rickard, (LY this was Trumbo, so probably an upgrade since Trumbo is still on the team and they choose to use him at DH)
          CF — Jones, same as LY
          LF — Mancini (LY this was Rickard/Kim/Reimold, so probably an upgrade)

          so the defense is basically the same, if not slightly better than last year.

          As far as the catchers go, are you suggesting that even though Gausman is throwing the same pitches at the same speed that he’s doing so less effectively (even though the batted ball results are basically the same YoY) because he’s less inspired by his catcher?

          FWIW, Wieters and Castillo are basically the same as pitch framers (if anything, Castillo is slightly better):
          Wieters z-ball: 18.6%; o-strike: 7.1%
          Castillo z-ball: 17.4%; o-strike: 7.3%

          And so far this year Castillo is far better at throwing out runners than Wieters:
          Castillo CS% 42% (7/17)
          Wieters CS% 23% (5/22)

          Sorry, more numbers…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Oh no, you engaged!

            • Curious George Springer says:
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              @Grey: What have I done!!!!?!?!?

            • Curious George Springer says:
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              @Grey: Maybe if Wieters was my catcher, I’d have known better.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha, watch out for the scaffolding!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Curious George Springer: Pitchers always have to adjust to new catchers and you can post all the numbers you want. Strasburg looks better this year and who’s his catcher? Yes its anecdotal but have you ever seen Lester’s numbers without Ross? To assume there is nothing outside of the numbers is ridiculous. Stand rate is not based on luck. Some pitchers have consistently high rates while others low, would you say that’s just unlucky and/or lucky? Usually they are low because they have no out pitch or are still developing that extra pitch because they can’t get by on velocity alone. Look at Paxton, he is notoriously bad for strand rate until this year, actually last august he made a nice jump, but the problem with him is he couldnt control his secondary well enough and relied to heavily on his fastball which hitters would wait on. This year he is throwing his curveball more ditching his change up and making better use of his fastball. I also read he is getting into a groove by lessening his time between pitchers. No stat on that. Im just saying there is more to the story than luck and catchers dont matter.

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              @J-FOH: Wow, what am I doing here?

              Strasburg looks better this year than last year? What?!

              2016: 11.15 k/9; 2.68 bb/9; 2.92 FIP; 3.20 xFIP; 73.6% strand
              2017: 8.80 k/9; 2.54 bb/9; 2.84 FIP; 3.50 FIP 73.7% strand

              Aside from 2.5 K/9 LESS than 2016, Strasburg is the exact same pitcher, so what are you talking about?

              As far as strand rate as a skill. it is a skill until it isn’t. By that i mean people begin to believe that a pitcher has a high strand rate because he’s great at “bearing down” and getting the tough out. they believe that until it stops happening.

              There is a bit of a correlation between guys who get a lot of Ks and having a high strand rate, for obvious reasons (this is why pitchers who get strike outs are so valuable, in addition to the fact that they contribute in the strike out category, their performance is more predictable).

              If you are good at getting outs without allowing the ball to be put in play, you’re less likely to give up RBI ground outs and sac flies. If you believe strand rate is basically a product of the pitcher’s strike out ability, saying that his strand rate has dropped is just another way of observing that he is getting fewer strikeouts. In Gausman’s case, there’s no good explanation for why his strike outs are down, so I expect them to come back.

              Even if you buy into strand rate as a skill, Gausman’s career strand rate is 74.3%, so you’d expect him to improve in that regard from his current 69.8%. Even that difference, though, would only account for 5 earned runs, reducing his ERA to 5.70 from its current 6.65.

              None of this explains how a high zone rate results in more walks, how a good swinging strike rate results in extremely low K totals, and why his BABIP has risen 60 points with the same defense playing behind him.

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                @Curious George Springer: there you go now you are making points. With Stars it just feels like he’s better. I didn’t look.

                With Gausman I wasn’t that high on him coming into the season. I disregard his early years strand because he was learning how to pitch in the majors. I looked at last year and this year. Last years seems high this year war seems low he’s probably slightly above MLB average (72%) . I always look at catcher changes. Always. Some are better framers some call better games and some have to learn what sequencing works best for the pitcher and/or how to read them. I’ve talked to actual former major league pitcher about this. Kershaw always liked AJ Ellis to catch him. He’s done fine with Grandal but preferred Ellis. Or just as Sal Perez had to make adjustments to Cueto. THIs conversation will probably change later in The season because then we’ll have better data

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      @Curious George Springer: You can simplify it all by saying he’s striking out 2 less guys an inning and walking 2 more. And he wasn’t elite last year. He’s been mediocre and he’s gonna stay mediocre.

        • Curious George Springer says:
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          @The Great Knoche: Yeah — I mentioned that, but the underlying numbers don’t suggest that he should be having those results. he’s throwing more pitches in the zone, so you wouldn’t expect more walks. He’s getting fewer swings and misses, but not enough of a change that you’d expect such a drop off in his Ks.

  108. Ashtray says:
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    Pick up Forsythe or Neil Walker?

    Also, trying to pick up Bellinger. Are Ozuna and Addison Reed a fair offer? Keep 6 forever league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ashtray: Logan…I’d want Ozuna side

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Grey: @Ashtray: There is no way I would accept that offer if I owned Bellinger.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ozuna’s been as good as Bellinger and throw in Reed, sounds fine

        • Curious George Springer says:
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          @Grey: Yeah, I guess “no way” was strong (and I was commenting without seeing your response (not intentionally disagreeing with you (this time) — oh man, so many parenthesis now) on my way out!) whew!

          I just think if I had Bellinger in a keep forever and I would hold him tightly against my bosom, rather than trading for a couple pieces. Now if you’re competing to win this year and Reed’s saves could put you over the top, maybe it makes sense.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, no way no way

  109. Brian Witt says:
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    In a league with holds, would you drop any of Derek Law, Hector Neris, Santiago Casilla or Hector Rondon for Keone Kela?

      • Brian Witt says:
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        @Grey: Kela or Glover?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Glover

  110. Eng says:
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    Happy Monday, Grey. Thanks for the good read. Different positions but more of a commentary on how done VV is as a starting pitcher…..Drop Velazquez and pick up Travis?

  111. GregJeffries says:
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    Need to drop TWO from the following OFs in a 15 team 5×5 keeper. Which two are you losing?
    – Alther
    – Shebler
    – K. Broxton
    – B. Zimmer
    – JBJ
    Thanks Grey! Great stuff as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 2

  112. Nightmare! says:
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    SAGNOF question. Who you starting this week

    Jim Johnson 4vsPIT, [email protected]
    Koda glover 3vsSEA, 3vs SD
    Brach 3vsMIN, [email protected]
    Knebel 2vsTOR, 4vsARI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Johnson

  113. Bernie Brewer says:
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    I hate paying for saves, but in my 15-team roto league every closer and set-up guy is owned. Currently have Robertson and Kelley, so I’m falling behind. Trade Pillar for Giles? I also have Stanton, Trumbo, Hamilton, JBJ, and Josh Bell for OF options (only start 3). Other ideas?

    Thanks!

    PS – I’ll take June 12th for Braun – I’m going to bubble wrap him in my chalet for the next 3 weeks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Giles

      • Bernie Brewer says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  114. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    in h2h this week got an opp with 15 starts to my 10. which are best 3 of these:

    jc ram today @ TB (-4.2)
    marquez 23rd @ PHI (6.3)
    nolasco 24th @ TB (3.2)
    t.anderson 25th @ PHI (5.7)
    sabathia 26th vs OAK (0, much better than usual too performance-wise last 2)

    2. if i got m.montgomery to drop for saves spec, (have feliz/norris/osuna/bedrosian DL) this order look right: hand/o’day/kela (in case bush being that tired is hint of something)/soria/vincent

    • Grey

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      1. 2 top positive values, prolly go CC over Nolasco 2. Looks fine

  115. Hoboken Squat Cobblers says:
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    Cannot believe everyone is cursing my NFBC team by estimating the next DL for Braun. Apoxyglue on all your houses…that you can’t afford anyway!!

    • Grey

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      HA

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Hoboken Squat Cobblers: I’ve been cursing everyone on your team. Not just Braun.

  116. Jim says:
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    Would you ride out Didi or drop him for Dansby?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  117. lwomack58 says:
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    is Tanaka a drop at this point or hold for one more start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop

  118. DavefromNH says:
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    My guess for the next day Braun is banged up and has to sit out a game or two is June 6th…Great job with the write up as always sir…What do you think is fair value for Adam Jones right now in a 14 team H2H keeper league…best offer I’ve gotten so far is someone’s $4JBJ…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take JBJ

  119. BDubs says:
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    Kela or Glover?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glover still

  120. The Great Knoche says:
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    July 9 for Braun.

    All-star break “injury” so he can’t play in all star game and actually get injured before he gets traded.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  121. Jason Murray says:
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    Sounds like the buzz is wearing off Altherr. Would you rather have 3 days of Benintedi vs. Tex than 4 days of Altherr vs. COL? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi

  122. J-Money says:
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    12 team OPS – OF is as follows;

    Trumbo, Conforto, Broxton, Tomas, Hicks, Herrera. Picked up D. Travis as well, so right now I have Herrera and Odor on the bench (Schoop at MI, damnit Odor). I don’t like having the bench bats, is Herrera disposable at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • J-Money says:
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        @Grey: Would you hold Hicks over Herrera?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bench bat? I’d go with who’s hot

          • J-Money says:
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            @Grey: Yeah utility/bench bat, thats what I figured. Lastly, can you give me a couple words on Rendon, whats his deal? Underlying numbers seem in line, ISO is down but without that massive day a month or so ago he’d be pretty underwhelming (more than now), have him at the CI spot.

            Thanks for the time Grey

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Too many grounders and soft contact

              • J-Money says:
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                @Grey: Gross and more gross

  123. What's a Drexl? says:
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    hold vincent/pazos or grab hand and activate kennedy in 14 team QS league where my only saves come from kimbrel/glover, diaz looked normal saturday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just dropped Pazos, about to drop Vincent

      • What's a Drexl? says:
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        @Grey: yeah that’s the order i figured too, vincent actually used like a closer, contrary to whatever the manager said in media about pazos. i can also just wait for karns to probably get DL’d, only have to lose pazos that way first.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, totally on Pazos

  124. Joshy Poo says:
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    HELP !!!

    I need to fill in my utility slot, and my options are a shit sandwich, a turd burger, a crappy Joe, or a smoakin hot slider(cause the small portion, get it?).
    Javier Baez, Rougned Odor, K Broxton, or Smoak(he has 5 games and 2 are NL..)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  125. Blah says:
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    Regarding owning a home… yes it is totes expensive. And it only gets worse fyi. This is just the beginning….. once you hopefully get the home you want you’re going to have spend a good chunk of change upgrading/furnishing/maintaining etc. The wife will want to decorate to her exact specifications. And then your mortgage will instantly become your biggest monthly expense. Eventually you’ll be cruising along and one day a major appliance will break and cost you thousands more! Fun stuff. With all of that said, it’s dope owning a home provided you know what you’re getting yourself into.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In LA, tear downs are 1.2, it’s insane

      • Blah says:
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        @Grey: Eff that noise. That’s ridiculous. Serious answer since I saw you mention below that you don’t currently have a mortgage…. I get that she wants a home but be without a mortgage for as long as humanly possible. That level of financial flexibility is beyond nice. If it becomes home or bust then just buy somewhere cheaper….. infinitely cheaper.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          But she wants a backyard! I know, Blah

  126. attgig says:
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    Braun – June 1st.

  127. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Lived in Portland in the early 2000s, NE side. Could have bought a house in my hood (Alberta district) for probably around 150K. Today those same places are like 800K. Crazy hipsters.
    Bought our house in 2011 for 80K – we have a 15-year mortgage and pay less on this than we did when renting a duplex in Flagstaff.
    You can buy a house, just got to move out of those $12 salad, tier-1 cities.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You got room on your block… Oh em gee, idea! Everyone from Razzball moves onto the same block, and rather than comments, we just yell out the window, “Agree with F!”

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: You like 200 ft. of snow a year, and no Thai restaurants?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We can open one!

          • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: No doubt – the Mrs. and I are going to be getting some sticker-shock real soon. Hoping to land a tenure track at a state school in a tier 2-3 city, rather than say, San Fran or Seattle.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              What cities you looking at?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: Razztowers? with a lobby filled with dudes in no pants screaming at each other about fantasy. It will be the Del Boca Vista for fantasy

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Whoa, whoa, whoa, there’s pants, just track pants or sweatpants

              • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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                @Grey: All of them? It really depends on where positions open up. Most faculty positions open around Sept-Oct for the following year. In the U.S., Reno, Fort Collins, Minneapolis, Duluth, ABQ all are possibilities due to fit. Lots of potential in Canada – applying for a really cool gig in Nova Scotia, which would be a trip.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The nice thing where I live, Cougs owns, so we have no mortgage, the less nice thing, it’s a condo, and she wants a house

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: c’mon dude buying a house in LA sounds like easy and cheap!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  128. Ehard says:
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    I punted SS and now I need help. Drop Baez for Didi?

    btw I know I’m late to this but I LOVE The Americans. Thanks for rec.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, shizz is dope… I’d want Baez

  129. La Potencia says:
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    Drop Schoop for Devon Travis?
    Drop Neil Walker for Devon Travis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  130. peacecoast says:
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    folty tonight? own Cole too so will prob send em both out, that always sounds good on paper but never works out for me…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  131. Oppo Taco says:
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    G Cole or McCullers ROS and which would you prefer in a long term keeper? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCullers

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        hmmmmm

  132. dustyfingers says:
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    The A’s need to start playing Pinder at SS instead of Rosales. I’ve watching and waiting for Pinder to get more playing time. His Statcast numbers are great. Although he does strike out a bit. Maybe his recent streak will get him more playing time. I believe I read a quote and to paraphrase Melvin thinks of him as a utility player, so who knows what will happen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should see OaktownSteve’s comment above

      • dustyfingers says:
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        @Grey: Nice! Thanks for pointing that out. I’ve also been watching to see where the Sogard story goes.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @dustyfingers:

      I agree with Dusty Fingers! Hopefully Melvin will start using him like Maddon used Zobrist in Tampa. Basically plays everyday somewhere.

  133. hotmilk8 says:
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    Question- should I hold onto freeman in 10 team one keeper points league? I drafted turner to keep him and obv freeman was challenging him as that keeper. We only have 1 total DL slot so with all the 10day dls are valuable and i have other pitchers that’s are constantly moving in and out of it. Is he worth the stash this shallow? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  134. birrrdy! says:
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    I’ll take July 4th for Ryan Braun injury… against the O’s.

    Not required for winning the shirt, but I’m calling the bank shot: HBP

    He’ll stay healthier than Odor, you snitches!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice

  135. Wywyz says:
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    Drop David Dahl and pick up Koda Glover?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

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

    Yo Grey it’s time to play pick those streams!

    1) With only 6 adds to use again this week I want to effectively use them so how many of these streams are actually worth using?

    5/23
    Glasnow @ATL (4.7)
    Nelson vs. TOR (1.4)
    Corbin vs. CHW (0.1)

    5/24
    Morton vs. DET (16.1)
    Nolasco @TB (3.1)
    Roark vs. SEA (0.3)

    5/25
    Andriese vs. LAA (5.4)
    Nova @ATL (4.0)
    Karns @NYY (-6.0)

    5/26
    Musgrove vs. BAL (6.4)
    J. Garcia @SF (0.9)
    Chavez @MIA (-0.3)
    Sabathia vs. OAK (-0.9)
    Godley @MIL (-3.8)
    Graveman @NYY (-12.5)

    5/27
    Ryu vs. CHC (10.0)
    Eickhoff vs. CIN (6.3)
    Nelson vs. ARI (0.5)
    Folty @SF (-3.1)
    JC Ramirez @MIA (-8.5)
    Manaea @NYY (-10.2)

    5/28
    McCarthy vs. CHC (8.4)
    Glasnow vs. NYM (4.1)
    J. Montgomery vs. OAK (3.2)
    Nelson vs. ARI (1.8)
    Garrett @PHI (-3.0)

    2) Here’s my staff btw… moved Walker to the DL and now wondering if I should just be dropping Bedrosian who was previously chillin there… (other available RPs include K-Rod, Neris, Kelley, Glover, Law, Vincent, O’ Day, etc)… also considering who is available above, would you make any add/drops based on ROS potential compared to SPs on my staff now? I planned on streaming out of Urias’s spot but if I drop Bedroisan I could also stream out of that spot? Or maybe holding a 4th RP might help win Saves more often!? Ahh what’s the best strategy here!?

    (3) SP: Carrasco, McCullers, Duffy
    (2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
    (4) P: Betances, Nova, Severino, Ray
    (6) Bench: Lynn, Shoemaker, Wheeler, Godley, Urias, Bedrosian

    (2) DL: Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Morton vs. DET (16.1)
      Andriese vs. LAA (5.4)
      Nova @ATL (4.0)
      McCarthy vs. CHC (8.4)
      Glasnow vs. NYM (4.1)
      J. Montgomery vs. OAK (3.2)
      2. Drop Urias

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Okay thanks el jefe!

        Now here’s the matchups for the guys I already own so no limits here, just wanna know who to start this week! This will also help me decide whose expendable for streamers throughout the week! Thanks again in advance!

        5/23
        Carrasco @CIN (21.9)
        McCullers vs. DET (18.5)
        Shoemaker @TB (8.2)
        Duffy @NYY (-5.7)
        Lynn @LAD (-10.6)

        5/24
        Severino vs. KC (16.3)

        5/25
        Wheeler vs. SD (18.9)
        Ray @MIL (8.0)

        5/26
        Godley @MIL (-3.8)

        5/28
        McCullers vs. BAL (20.0)
        Carrasco vs. KC (18.3)
        Shoemaker @MIA (5.7)
        Duffy @CLE (-7.8)
        Lynn @COL (-13.6)

  137. Pete Incaviglia says:
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    I was offered Kemp, Smoak, Gausman for Rendon, Pineda and Giles

    C-Weiters
    1-Hanram
    2b-Odor
    SS Turner
    3d- Rendon
    OF- Harper
    OF-Mazara
    OF- JBJ
    Util-Gallo
    Util-20s
    Bench Pedoira
    Bench School
    Bench Story

    Sp-Carassco
    Sp-Severino
    RP-Giles
    RP-Maurer
    P- Pineda
    P- Nova
    P-Maeda
    P-Nola
    DL- Walker
    DL Rodon

    Think it’s a deal worth making? Obvi Gausman is a garbage and I’d i cut him immediately.

  138. Five-On-One says:
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    Getting real tired of Odor.

    1) Bench and use Travis and Forsythe for now?
    2) Trade for K. Seager?
    3) Trade for Maikel Franco?

    Which would you do and in what order?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1, 2

  139. Jason Hastings says:
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    Broken Braun June 17th

  140. Patrick says:
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    Bruan DL: May 26th, 2017

  141. toneDEAF! says:
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    H2h points league. Travis or Schoop at 2nd base?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  142. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    5×5 rot, 10teams. Santana for Salazar, my pitchers are Archer, Fulmer, Ray, shoemaker, quintana, severino, Ryu and Salazar. I have rizzo, Goldy and smoak at 1b. I’m losing wins while being in first in KS. Middle of the pack in era, whip. And middle of the pack in hr and RBI

    • Chisoxx_22 says:
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      @Chisoxx_22:
      We have 2 util spots

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who is Santana?

      • Chisoxx_22 says:
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        @Grey: carlos

  143. JoeyJoeJoe says:
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    How big of a gap do you think there is between Giancarlo and Mark Reynolds for the rest of the year? I could have Stanton for Reynolds, but the price is a tier 1 SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Big

  144. Crock says:
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    Stanton/Berrios or Rizzo? Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  145. Art Vandelay says:
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    Hey Grey, do you think G. Polanco is expendable in a 10-team categories league? I am getting hit hard by the injury bug and trying to decide if he’s worth holding. I know top-end talent is super valuable in a shallow league, but I’m not sure he qualifies anymore. Do you see him as a top 30 OF ROS? I could hold him and take some lumps since I’m currently in first.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can lose him

  146. Anchovies says:
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    hey, maaaan…

    how do you feel charlie morton vs. Tigers this week? SON loves it,i love SON but Chaz seems to run outta gas and i’m in a H2H that counts QS.

    is this the week he goes 6?!

    you like Sabathia this week? or did i read that wrong,

    also: lose beckham or hernan for bour?

    2x thanks…i think i showed up too late, though.

    dave

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t see why you wouldn’t start Morton, I don’t like CC, Beckham

  147. Benny says:
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    Dynasty league where you can keep players forever. Just got offered Bellinger for my Blackmon. For context, my team is middle of the road and won’t compete for a championship this year. Should I do the deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, you should do better

  148. Dean Chennault says:
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    June 7th for Braun’s next DL stint.

  149. Trevor says:
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    July 6th on Braun.
    2 flights in two days. One to Chicago then one to New York. No way he survives that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, good call!

  150. G says:
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    For redraft, which side Peraza/JBJ or Story?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story

  151. the tone ranger says:
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    hey grey,
    1. benintendi and travis for odor – which side?
    2. also, is kela the main setup guy? if so how do you rank these stashes for holds and potential saves. kela/nate jones/b.hand

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Odor 2. Yup

  152. adam goldstein says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. which three of these starters do you like best this week?

    k-zar (17.0) – vs kc
    glasnow (8.8) – @ atl, vs nym
    maeda (17.3) – vs stl
    nola (16.9) – vs cin
    berrios (-7.2) – @ bal

    thanks!

    also, for braun, ill take the over and go July 4th – baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and post ped phantom injuries.

    • adam goldstein says:
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      @adam goldstein: just saw july 4th was taken? july 1 still available? canada day?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar, maeda (17.3) – vs stl
      nola (16.9) – vs cin

  153. The Dude says:
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    which side?

    D. Betances

    or

    S H Oh

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh for saves

  154. DISRESPECT says:
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    I got this offer in a head to head 14 team dynasty points league. I send Cody Bellinger/Jason Groome/Reynaldo Lopez and get back Zack Greinke and a 2nd round pick. I am in the middle of the pack and trying to make a run up the rankings. Would you do this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do better

      • DISRESPECT says:
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        @Grey: do you like it if i just send 2 of the 3 to get greinke?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Without Bellinger, sure

  155. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    I’m thinking that trade must have been a mistake…I’m going over this week’s trades for the RCL roundup tomorrow and in the Razzball Writers League [email protected] traded Carlos Gonzalez FOR Keon Broxton. Logic would then reason that [email protected] thinks Keon Broxton is worth Jose Altuve and Gregory Polanco…

    I just don’t see why he would trade him for Broxton in one league and trade FOR him in another by means of his first round pick (AND THIRD PICK OVERALL!!!!)

    Everyone else in that deal doesn’t matter, I’ve seen them all on waivers in other RCLs. This was Turner and CarGo for Altuve and Polanco.

    I’m at a loss. I immediately emailed Ralph and let him know he was officially no longer allowed to bitch about my Harper trade.

    Maybe [email protected] butt-accepted the trade on his phone…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @MattTruss: it was offered to Ralph

      • MattTruss

        MattTruss says:
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        …………….*crickets*……………..*crickets*……………….

        Well then….I have no words

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ralph said [email protected] offered it, I don’t know why he would, hoping he wasn’t purposely trying to do anything

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Maybe he drunkingly thought it was Trea Turner?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hmm…

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: That trade was awful. No words.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Insane

  156. peacecoast says:
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    joe ross coming up for tomorrow versus SD.
    worth a stream?

    • peacecoast says:
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      @peacecoast: oops meant Seattle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  157. Nightpandas says:
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    Moving horse teeth for vinny v? Qs k/9 league

    Happy Victoria Day Grey!

    • VictoriaB

      VictoriaB says:
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      @Nightpandas: It’s the best day of the year!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  158. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Avisail or Altherr ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail

  159. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team 7×7 H2H keeper league (extra categories are OBP and SLG). Which OF do you like best: Deshields, Peralta, Fowler, K. Morales, Grichuk, Schebler or J. Heyward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schebler

  160. Maverick says:
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    Hey Grey
    Thoughts on a trade Samardzija for Yasmany Tomás? Thanks a lot man!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair

  161. lwomack58 says:
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    Do you prefer Peraza over Zimmer? Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  162. MW says:
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    Am I holding on to Cesar Hernandez too long? Would you drop him for Devon Travis or hold? In a roto league, and I need RBIs, have speed elsewhere.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can go to Travis

  163. Bobby says:
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    Happ , Conforto, Benintendi, Springer

    Need 2 for this week , which ones you like ?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi, Springer

  164. The Great Knoche says:
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    Replacing Freeman in NFBC and my choices were Wilmer Flores, and Adam Lind. Think Duda can go down again, and maybe take Zimmerman with him?

  165. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Grey,

    Joe Ross, Brandon McCarthy or Tanner Roark ROS? Stream?

  166. lwomack58 says:
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    Joe Ross is getting the start tomorrow-a good pickup or wait and see. Also Glover confirmed as closer-good time to offer as trade bait as I have Jansen, Reed, Melancon & Glover. Would you trade Reed instead?.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @lwomack58: I’m not touching Ross…Trade whichever gets you the best return

  167. Wywyz says:
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    Joe Ross is available in my league and I could use SP. Worth picking up? Who to drop? Neil Walker, Taijuan Walker, Koda Glover, Zach Godley or Greg Bird?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bird

  168. lwomack58 says:
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    Broxton or Zimmer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Broxton

  169. Bobby says:
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    Springer for Berrios ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer

  170. Omar says:
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    AL Only Roto 5×5. Which duo ROS: Lindor/Gallo or Correa/Cron

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor, pretty fair

  171. Anchovies says:
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    thanks for above,

    last time a i bug you today: beckham vs. a. frazier?
    and
    set godley free for joe ross?

    thanks again.

    dave

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier… Ross

  172. lwomack58 says:
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    Cesar Hernandez or Zimmer? Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmer

  173. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I brought Happ up and dropped Adam Warren. Would you start Miguel Gonzalez in Arizona tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        was I right to drop Warren for Happ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Grey,

            What kind of a reliever can I get for McCutchen?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Osuna?

  174. dtbran says:
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    Any faith in Joe Ross in a 12 tm H2H, dropping a bat like Zimmer or hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  175. Green monstahh says:
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    Good afternoon & happy Monday jam master grey, hope you had a great weekend!

    H2h pts weekly lock league.

    Who are you starting at 2b for the week: DJ leMehieu or Pedroia? Also Devon Travis is currently on the wire as is kipnis.

    Pedroia (hosting Rangers & hosting Mariners) Red Sox have 6 games

    LeMehieu (at philly , then hosting cardinals) Rockies have 7 games

    —-
    Devon Travis (at Milwaukee, then hosting rangers) looks like Toronto only has 5 games

    Kipnis ( at cincy, then hosting royals) looks like Cleveland plays 7 days this week

    —–

    Next as depth, since Swanson has been heating up are you dropping castellanos for him? My starting SS is owings. I have Frazier at 3b, then Sano my DH is eligible at 3b, drury on my bench is eligible at 3b, also have hernan Perez who has eligibility at 3b.

    Other bats I’m looking to add for depth : Mitch Moreland, gyorko (2b,3b, SS), Ian happ, Aaron alther, bour, Wellington Castillo.
    Or a stash of moncada?

    My team:

    C: willson contreras been up/down

    1b: Carlos Santana also eligible at DH

    2b Pedroia

    3b Frazier

    SS owings also eligible at OF

    IF slot Jose abreu seems to be heating up

    At OF we start 4 here
    OF Harper
    OF schwarber
    OF Benintendi
    OF judge

    Utility conforto
    Utility Bellinger

    DH Sano also Eligible at 3b, OF & DH.

    Bench drury (2b,3b OF), hernan Perez (3b,OF), schebler, castellanos, DJ LeMehieu.

    DL cespedes, syndergaard & Jon gray.

    As a stash move /depth on my bench for pitching thoughts of stashing matz ? He may make his 2017 debut in June , lastly what are your thoughts on berrios? Who would you rather have ROS: either my gio Gonzalez, mike leake, zach wheeler or drop for an upside pitcher in berrios?

    Thanks man have a great week!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DJ…. Drop Castellanos… Grab Berrios

  176. Beastman says:
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    Yo Grey, give Melancon for Eric Thames in an RCL? Need some offensive help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  177. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    The entire Angels organization is polluted! One better than The Sciosciapath benching Cron, they sent him to AAA! That guy needs a trade in the worst way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh my God, they are a mess! What the what?!

  178. E says:
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    I have a decently deep SP staff: Darvish, Carrasco, Salazar, Alex Cobb, Straily, Zach Wheeler, Gio, with Paxton and Jon Gray on the DL. I need hitting. I’ve been offered either Nelson Cruz for Darvish, or JD Martinez for Carrasco. Take one over the other? Both are good, yeah?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take JD

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @E: I think you can do better in this environment. Sort of hard to know without the league context.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @E: JD

  179. Sick Ranchez says:
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    Hey Gr~ey,

    Stupid question…but uh….who’s the closer for Washington?

    Any attempt at an answer is appreciated.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glover

  180. SMITTY says:
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    Just got offered kershaw for my Thames and R. Zimmerman. Is it fair or giving up too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  181. SallyCips says:
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    I went from Kelley>Albers>Koda in a few days. Please stop wasting my moves, Dusty!

    Don’t worry I’ll remember Sally Perez and every Sal in the game. Catcher or not. :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  182. lwomack58 says:
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    Joe Ross vs Tanaka

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Ross

  183. Brent says:
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    Yelich just became available in my league, do I want to drop A. Garcia or E. Inciarte for him? Thx in advance for the advice!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender

  184. William Hung says:
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    Joe Ross v. Mariners, Alex Cobb v. Angels, or Shoemaker @ Rays?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None? Cobb

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! I’ll hold off then

  185. joeg414 says:
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    Angels optioned INF C.J. Cron to AAA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  186. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    Here are the matchups for the guys I currently own so what are the best starts to use this week? No limits but this will also help me decide whose expendable for streamers throughout the week! Thanks again in advance!

    5/23
    Carrasco @CIN (21.9)
    McCullers vs. DET (18.5)
    Shoemaker @TB (8.2)
    Duffy @NYY (-5.7)
    Lynn @LAD (-10.6)

    5/24
    Severino vs. KC (16.3)

    5/25
    Wheeler vs. SD (18.9)
    Ray @MIL (8.0)

    5/26
    Godley @MIL (-3.8)

    5/28
    McCullers vs. BAL (20.0)
    Carrasco vs. KC (18.3)
    Shoemaker @MIA (5.7)
    Duffy @CLE (-7.8)
    Lynn @COL (-13.6)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All positive starts

  187. joeg414 says:
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    Schwarber sit vs a lefty again .
    Maybe Almora as a batty call over Souza Whata think?

    • joeg414 says:
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      @joeg414:
      Souza not even playing

    • joeg414 says:
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      @joeg414:
      So A.Almora or S.Smith as batty ?

      • joeg414 says:
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        @joeg414:
        Went with Smith , wish me luck

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Smith

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it

  188. Pete Incaviglia says:
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    Seems like you skipped me, I’ll blame it on you practicing your robot voice. Love that podcast btw.

    I was offered Kemp, Smoak, Gausman for Rendon, Pineda and Giles

    C-Weiters
    1-Hanram
    2b-Odor
    SS Turner
    3d- Rendon
    OF- Harper
    OF-Mazara
    OF- JBJ
    Util-Gallo
    Util-20s
    Bench Pedoira
    Bench School
    Bench Story

    Sp-Carassco
    Sp-Severino
    RP-Giles
    RP-Maurer
    P- Pineda
    P- Nova
    P-Maeda
    P-Nola
    DL- Walker
    DL Rodon

    Think it’s a deal worth making? Obvi Gausman is a garbage and I’d i cut him immediately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d want Rendon

  189. henncoop says:
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    My guess for Braun is June 8th

  190. los locos says:
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    Grey, 10 team keeper 5×5 OBP.

    A couple things. What do you expect from Hosmer and A Jones ROS. There stat line is pretty weak. I was going to buy low on them, wondering if its worth it.

    Also, been offered Matt Carpenter for EROD. That a steal right?

    Grandal
    Morrision (Picked up cause i loss Freeman hitter tron pick)
    LeMahieu
    Arenado
    Seager
    Bellinger
    JBJ
    Conforto
    Happ

    Bench

    Travis
    Moncada
    Marte
    Piscotty
    Polanco
    Zimmer

    DL – Freeman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Carpenter, ROS projections are on every player’s page

  191. mikestatic says:
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    H2H 5X5 standard weekly. Start two of Three:
    Addison Russell 7: SF (4), @LAD (3)
    Aledmys Diaz 6: @LAD (3), @Col (3)
    Devon Travis 5: @Mil (2), Tex (3)

    Russell and Diaz have been hurting me a bit, and both are getting dropped in the order but Travis only has 5 games. I am lacking in steals. Also what are your thoughts on Joe Ross? getting called up for tomorrow’s start at Seattle

    Largely in first place thanks to razzball, great stuff!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! I’d avoid Ross for now… I’d sit Addison

  192. William Hung says:
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    Daily. Springer. Rant.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  193. Joey Bag-O-Donuts says:
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    Donaldson starting a rehab assignment today with the Jays’ High-A team. If all goes well he should rejoin the Jays this week. Not holding my breath, but as the philosopher Plato once said, “YA NEVAH KNOW!”

    IF that happens, who to drop?

    Baez
    Hernan Perez
    Pillar
    Broxton

    • Joey Bag-O-Donuts says:
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      @Joey Bag-O-Donuts:

      Or I suppose I could always drop Chazz Morton aka my streamer spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Perez

  194. Boomer19 says:
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    Was offered Bregman for my Quintana. Who do you have more faith in moving forward? Thanks.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Boomer19: In a keeper take Bregman…non keeper its more of a needs trade

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman

  195. Fogimon says:
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    Currently 3rd place in a 10 team 5×5 roto Keeper league.

    Swapped my injured Freeman and Triggs to the 5th place team for Rizzo.

    Good/bad/ugly?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Fogimon: Good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good

  196. mike says:
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    I need your help grey. I am last in ave and obp. So im in 10th out of 13 teams. I need ave and obp only, but I think Odor ,JBJ will change that and soon. IM not desperate for anything really. Should I drop Beltran, Healey, Margot, or Hand,? Im not desperate for saves but if hand is worth it I could use him, to help with the era whip and walk ratio. Thing is there is so many pickups available.
    Tim Anderson, Zobrist, Shebler, Devon Travis, Forsythe, Bour, Oday, Domingo, Bregmen, Marwin, Jc Ramirez, Miley, and Peralta.
    Should I drop one of my guys for one. HERES my team in rotisserie season long.
    C: Schwarber
    1B: Votto
    2B: Odor
    3B: Longoria
    Ss: Seager
    Of: Myers
    Of: Duval
    OF: Deshizz
    Ut: JBJ
    Bench: Beltre, Beltran, Healey, Margot
    SP: Arrieta
    Sp: Lackey
    Rp: Diaz
    Rp: Robertson
    P: Ed Rod
    P: Hand
    P: Kelley
    Bench: Bundy, Smyly, Wacha, Thor (thor is a keeper signed to 3 yrs)

    • mike says:
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      @mike: im in a keeper auction, so im about to pick up G Torres and just sign him to a 3 year 4 year deal. IT would only cost me five doallars to keep him if I grab him now or soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Healy and Margot for Bour, Schebler

  197. Fogimon says:
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    Since I own Braun, I have some skin in the game here……

    July 4th, because you know, Independence.

    • Fogimon says:
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      @Fogimon: Just saw someone took the 4th already… ok I’ll go July 5th.

      Fireworks accident after the game. They look too much like syringes.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  198. Swfcdan says:
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    C Santana must be a good buy low, send Zimmerman for him in a dynasty? Can’t see Zimm staying healthy all year (most obvious statement of the year).

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Swfcdan: I would

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  199. The Boy says:
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    Would you move Trea Turner for Jake Lamb and Billy Hamilton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  200. mike says:
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    SHOULD I drop Kelley, or Hand for Kela, or Oday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  201. Harry says:
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    Looking for a stud SP.

    Thoughts on this in OPS dynasty: I give Yelich, Robles, B. Rodgers, and Senzel and get Sale, I. Diaz, and Schebler. My other SPs are A. Sanchez, J. Gray, VV, and Quintana.

    My other MiLB keepers are AJ Reed, Calhoun, and Happ. Other OFs are Conforto, Broxton, Santana, J. Ramirez, and Kepler.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

      • Harry says:
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        @Grey:
        Or, alternatively, Yelich, Rodgers, and Senzel for Sale

  202. Curious George Springer says:
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    someone dropped Miggy and Kluber. think I should add them or nah? JK! (about the question, they really were dropped this morning).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What kind of shallow league is this?

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Grey: it’s a standard Yahoo 10 team league, so 230 players owned (work league). I’m prioritizing Kluber because I was out of the country and ended up autodrafting a team. Because I had pushed pitchers so far down in my ranks I didn’t get any starters.

        I’ve cobbled together a rotation of Severino, Bundy, Gio, Wood, Shoemaker, Garrett, Morton, and Berrios. A few of those guys obviously get shuffled back to the wire regularly.

        All of that said, Cabrera would be a decent fill-in for Freeman, don’t you think?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Miggy should cover you okay, when he finally is healthy

  203. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Give ellsbury (6th of) and get Tom Murphy and Cam B? (my current C2 is darnaud and I only have 2 closers with slim save spec pickings on wire). Still feels like an overpay…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  204. Los locos says:
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    Grey. Need to drop one player 5×5 OBP keeper league

    JBJ
    Happ I
    Piscotty
    Polanco
    Zimmer
    Travis
    Morrison- streaming him this week cause of hitter tron.

    Also you like hosmer ROS from RBI little power standpoint.. need someone to replace freeman.. besides bell on waiver and Morrison.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Zimmer or Happ, too much upside… I like Hosmer

  205. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    (3) SP: Carrasco, McCullers, Duffy
    (2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
    (4) P: Betances, Bedrosian* Nova, Severino, Ray
    (6) Bench: Lynn, Shoemaker, Wheeler, Morton, Godley

    (2) DL: Walker

    Grey my pitching has been my team’s strength thanks to your help picking and choosing who to start/stream every week! However I think I want to try trading maybe 2 of SPs or even a RP to upgrade my pitching ROS so there’s two teams I’m looking to target but not sure who to offer/ who to go after:

    1) Team A:

    (3) SP: Arrieta, Cueto, Wood
    (2) RP: Jansen, Oh
    (4) P: Watson, Maurer, Bush, Pazos
    (6) Bench: Triggs, Bundy, Teheran

    (2) DL: Hill

    2) Team B:

    (3) SP: Strasburg, Darvish, Stroman
    (2) RP: Herrera
    (4) P: G. Gonzalez, Samardzija, Vargas, Tanaka
    (6) Bench: S. Gray, Pomeranz, Harvey

    SO who would you offer to try and upgrade my pitching staff from these two teams? Any order of preference on who to go after?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You want to trade your solid pitchers for someone else’s solid pitchers?

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Badunno I wasn’t sure if I had enough solid pitchers? I’m not good at this whole trading thing! Wasn’t sure if it was worth packaging two of my guys for a better one overall? Like both teams seems to be lacking a lot of solid SPS or in the other team’s case he has only one RP…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trade two weak hitters for one solid SP, maybe

          • ebudz says:
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            @Grey:
            Hm well I finally was able to eliminate having a bench bat after trading away Longo and Hanley for Edwin and was now focused on trying to consolidate my pitching but I guess I’m looking at it all wrong? I’m not even sure what I’m going to do when Haniger is reactivated!

            10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
            R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
            W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

            (1) C: Wieters
            (1) 1B: Rizzo
            (1) 2B: Odor
            (1) SS: Owings
            (1) 3B: Rendon
            (3) OF: Harper, Springer, Broxton
            (2) UT: Encarnacion, Abreu
            (6) Bench: n/a

            (2) DL: Haniger

            (3) SP: Carrasco, McCullers, Duffy
            (2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
            (4) P: Betances, Bedrosian* Nova, Severino, Ray
            (6) Bench: Lynn, Shoemaker, Wheeler, Godley, Morton

            (2) DL: Walker

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You can always trade two for one with bats and pick up hitters off waivers… Or something like Broxton and Duffy for one SP

              • ebudz says:
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                @Grey: Ah yes of course! There are certainly lots of bats available in free agency … and it’s good to know you’d try selling Duffy still and even Broxton although I scooped him off waivers last week so not sure anyone would bite but I get the idea! Thanks!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  206. Mike Devereaux says:
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    Hey Grey. 14 team H2H points league with limited moves. Would you rank these guys like this for the ROS? Smoak. Josh Bell. Alonso. Bour?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak, Alonso

  207. Snip snap says:
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    Is there any app or how do I get notified about guys getting promoted to the big leagues before this jerk in my league picks up the next guy who gets the call up? Who would you stash if you could choose one? Rosario or Brinson? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario

  208. Nightpandas says:
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    Who do you like at util more going forward….Kipnis or Longo ? Obp slg and k’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

  209. goodfold2 says:
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    ROSSCUP UP!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: did you yet see the fargo part i cryptically mentioned about 5 days back “wow you don’t see that on TV often”. i won’t hint at what it was.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I did

          • goodfold2 says:
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            @Grey: later
            “this is what is after the cup”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

              • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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                @Grey: and was it just me in that when you get beat with a tire iron that many times (and likely feet/fists from the little asian guy) you are in worse shape than she was?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, yup! I thought she was dead…WTF

                  • goodfold2 says:
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                    @Grey: exactly the shot, the music, his reaction, and the act itself all pretty much lead to that. they didn’t want to mess up a pretty women on it either, as IF they just leave her face clean AND not dead. my ass.

  210. Jose says:
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    Grey would you trade jose quintana and jose ramirez for adian beltre and lance lynn?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, can see the plusses and minuses to it, Beltre’s on waivers in my league, fwiw

  211. Musik says:
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    Follow up from the other day . Just got the new Kendrick Lamar so been vibin on that lately too. Any other recommendations??

    On a baseball note Altherr or Schebler needs aside? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Still pumping Kendrick, but downloaded Brother Ali on someone’s recommendation but haven’t listened yet… schebler

  212. Cram It says:
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    Wow, almost a sick catch by Buxton. I love when outfielders lay out fully extended on balls over their head. No fear of diving headfirst into the wall. Kamikaze!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  213. PB&J says:
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    My Arenado and Darvish for his Goldy and C. mart? I love getting Goldy’s SBs. Average, OPS, and K league. Thoughts, Mr Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  214. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    10-Tm NL-Only H2H

    Disregarding batter/pitcher. Would you rather have Dietrich or Gsellman (next 2 starts vs. SD and MIL).

    Note: Currently Dietrich is filling in for Pollock, but it’s possible I trade Hendricks for Conforto. I’m thinking give Gsellman another chance.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Gsellman

  215. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Duvall or Schebler ROS? Close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall, could be close

      • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        @Grey: wow, this is surprising, my guess is it’s duvall by a bit more in OBP or OPS though. i only own schebler this year, duvall in a lot of spots last year.

  216. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. cruz for degrom? which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz, fair

  217. Kyle Bes says:
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    Need help.

    Need SP but also SS and 3B

    Giving
    Gallo
    Oh
    Norris

    Getting
    Lamb
    Cozart
    Amir Garret

    • Kyle Bes says:
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      @Kyle Bes:

      Forgot to mention my current SS is Dansby Swanson

      I also have Neris and Ramos as my other closers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

      • Kyle Bes says:
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        @Grey:

        Or is this better

        Giving
        Judge
        Oh
        Ramos

        Getting
        Bryant
        Kris Davis
        Strickland

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Better

  218. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Grey!

    10 team OBP h2h limited season moves (budget)

    1. Can you figure out what to make of Carlos Santana this year? Career low k% and career high contact, but no power. Is he back to being the 18-20 home run hitter this year instead of the 30+ home run hitter he was last year?

    2. In OBP would you still hold Santana or drop for one of: Alonso, Smoak, Schebler, D Santana, Bour, Inciarte, Haniger (when healthy), Bell, Ellsbury, Kiermaier

    3. Would you try to trade Santana for Salvador Perez (owner has both Perez and Posey)?

    4. Hold Wieters or drop for Martin, Realmuto, Hedges, Molina

    5. Need a pitcher for a couple starts until Paxton is back:

    Ross SEA, SD
    Wheeler @PIT, MIL
    Clevenger CIN, OAK
    Tillman MIN, NYY
    Shoemaker @TB, @MIA

    …or just pick up a multi inning reliever like Bradley or a potential closer in Glover (already have Holland, Bush, Diaz, Neris)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Might be one of his off years, but it’s still early 2. Hold 3. Nope 4. Hedges 5. Glover

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: he’s also about to get OF in yahoo apparently, i hadn’t known today was his 4th OF start, but it’s been reported it is.

  219. H says:
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    I’m a sad owner who lost Freeman, I just traded for Rizzo and gave up a Starter and a Closer. Now I need to choose one of these pitchers. Derek Holland, Berrios, or Morton. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berrios

  220. J-FOH says:
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    Ive been getting a craving for Ramen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I went there once a week for like 6 months straight, and now haven’t been in a few months, burned that shizz out real good

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: what’s your latest obsession spot?

  221. Kyle Bes says:
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    Bryant
    Davis
    Strickland

    Judge
    Ramos
    Oh

    Which side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      bryant

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Kyle Bes: which davis is that, there’s a lot of them.

  222. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi Grey, in a points league would you drop Kolten Wong for Brandon Phillips?

  223. Seahags says:
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    Drop Piscotti for Buxton???

    • Seahags says:
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      @Seahags: or I can drop Tommy Joseph for Buxton too

  224. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    How the hell are all five of those runs on Gerrit Cole earned? Error should have been out number one, which was followed by Kemp’s grounding into double play. I don’t quite understand. (Yes, I see the irony of asking this on the Matt Adams article.)

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @GrassyKnollRedding: yeah yr right, cole did get lucky earlier when inciarte party got himself out right before a HR. but shouldn’t be ANY earned in that inning. MLB has been fucking up, the previous sunday (14th may) maurer got charged with 3 ER when he should’ve had none as well. unless an error wasn’t ruled an error by the park and espn showed it as being one. i checked days later on the maurer thing and they didn’t change it, so MLB fucked up or MLB never ruled it an error, OR MLB forgot how their own rules work.

    • Brian says:
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      @GrassyKnollRedding: Because if Markakis didn’t reach on the error, he couldn’t have been out as part of the double play. Adams still would have been batting with two outs either way.

  225. Los locos says:
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    pick up kepler and drop poscotty jackie bradley polanco?

  226. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    anybody got any cahill news on his yesterday MRI. if he’s worse i’m dropping rather than stashing, this should’ve been reported by now. don’t see anything.

  227. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    (1) C: Wieters
    (1) 1B: Rizzo
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Owings
    (1) 3B: Rendon
    (3) OF: Harper, Springer, Broxton
    (2) UT: Encarnacion, Abreu
    (6) Bench: n/a

    (2) DL: Haniger

    (3) SP: Carrasco, McCullers, Duffy
    (2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
    (4) P: Betances, Bedrosian*, Nova, Severino
    (6) Bench: Ray, Lynn, Shoemaker, Wheeler, Godley, Morton

    (2) DL: Walker

    Am I crazy for thinking about still trading for Story from the team below? If you think a trade for Story will better my team then what offer should I make to the team below?

    (1) C: Lucroy
    (1) 1B: Zimmerman
    (1) 2B: Cano
    (1) SS: Cozart
    (1) 3B: Arenado
    (3) OF: Conforto, Margot, Dickerson
    (2) UT: Sano, Schoop
    (6) Bench: C. Santana, Piscotty, Polanco, Story

    (3) SP: deGrom, Salazar, Scherzer
    (2) RP: Davis, Allen
    (4) P: Giles, Ramos, Iglesias, Holland
    (6) Bench: (Hellickson, Paxton)

    (2) DL: Matz

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @ebudz:
      Dude how many times you type
      In your lineups everyday? LoL.

      • ebudz says:
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        @FrankGrimes: Hahaha copy and paste FTW!

  228. William Hung says:
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    If anyone still has Trevor Story, his “AAA rehab” so far – 3 games .375 avg. 1 HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 SB

    I am going to be pissed if Valaika is going to be splitting time with Story when he comes back

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      @William Hung:

      Story will get everyday ABs when he comes back

  229. Mike says:
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    June 4th-Braun out with oblique injury

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike: I will take a M. Thanks in advance. You da man!

  230. OaktownSteve says:
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    Hey Albrita,

    If you haven’t already so done, navigate the legend of Madison Bumgartner dating a girl named Madison Bumgartner. Funny stuff. Right up your alley.

  231. Marty SV says:
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    Hey Grey, thanks for the write-up. My current and only SS is Jose Peraza, and with Swanson on the WW and waking up, should I drop Peraza for him? I can also drop: Healy, A. Gonzalez, Smoak, E. Inciarte.

    Thanks!

  232. Packing says:
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    Holds league–Cishek or Rondon for the drop.

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