There was a time when I thought Freddy Peralta (8 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 11 Ks) was merely a starter.  A guy who took the ball every fifth day, stared in at the catcher, shook off a sign or two and scratched his balls.  Not like a Gaylord.  Perry, not, um, yeah, Perry.  Yesterday, we (me) gained a newfound appreciation for FP Saintdamnvelo.  His command was gorge, and I’m engorged.  In fact, I’m not typing this with my fingers.  It’s whether he can replicate that command going forward like he’s a replicate in one of those sci-fi movies with replicates.  I don’t know sci-fi, so you have to figure out your own analogy.  Sci-fi is for nerds!  That’s why I play fantasy baseball.  Either way, you have to pick up Freddy Peralta after yesterday’s start to see if he can build off it.  If Peralta continues that no-walk command, he’s a potential breakout.  Speaking of breakouts (can you believe the ease of that segue), Matthew Boyd dropped the ew, dunked 13 Ks on the Yankees and that’s straight Matth.  Like his most famous fantasy baseball owner would say, “Yeah, Boyd!”  Damn right, Flavor Flav!  Matthew Boyd (6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 3.18) leads the majors in Ks.  El oh cmon.  He’s the first Tigers starter to start the season with back-to-back 10+ K games.  This wasn’t the A lineup for the Yankees, but more “a Yankees lineup.”  Still, I’m buying partly because of FOMO, and since he had 26 swinging strikes, i.e., he was fooling them real good.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Luis Castillo – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners (4 BBs), 9 Ks, ERA at 1.42.  I’ll admit I went for the head fake when Castillo was looking pee-poor again in Spring Training.  I’m convinced it is best to not pay attention to anyone’s results in Spring Training.  For every guy who added a pitch in the spring and it actually matters in the regular season, there’s another guy who was struggling in the spring who pitches lights-out in the regular season.  You can’t argue with that anecdotal evidence.

Jonathan Loaisiga – 4 IP, 1 ER as he was recalled from Scranton/Jamaal Wilkes-Barre.  I’ve seen a more stretched-out Lasagna in one of those cooking shows when they’re actually making homemade udon and they’re smacking noodles.  By the way, don’t smack noodles unless you get permission.  As for Lasagna, I mean, okay, but four innings vs. the toothless Tigers?  That ain’t how one smacks and/or stretches their noodle.

Troy Tulowitzki – Out with a strained calf.  In other news, water is wet and Nashville fried chicken burns my anus five hours after consumption.

Juan Soto – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, an absolute bomb to the deepest part of the field.  Sexy Dr. Pepper says, “Stay thirsty.”

Ryan Zimmerman – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  With the loss of Trea Turner, I’m glad I had Ryan Zimmerman and Juan Soto going in that league.  They can make up for the loss of 60 steals, right? I’m not salty.  That’s Charlie Morton.

Anthony Rendon – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Yesterday, Elias Sports Bureau said Rendon is the only player in the major leagues to not receive a contract extension.

Anibal Sanchez – 4 IP, 4 ER and left with a bruised hip flexor.  Gonna hurt his Hokey Pokey game.

Charlie Morton – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.64.  The Rockies on the road are so lifeless they should get Andrew McCarthy or Jonathan Silverman to pinch-run for them.

German Marquez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 0.69.  Nice.  I really hope he’s not setting me up for when I have to decide on whether to start him at home.  Don’t be setting me up, Exiled Nazi!  I ain’t got time for that (or bird sex)!

Aaron Nola – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 7.00.  Just the way you drew it up when you chose to ignore my advice to not draft a top starter.

Seranthony Dominguez – 1 IP, 1 ER; David Robertson – Walked in the winning run; Craig Kimbrel’s wife – Repeated for the 5th time this week, “No, the phone hasn’t rang.”

Matt Shoemaker – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 0.00.  If you followed my rankings, I’m not sure how you don’t own Shoemaker.  With that said, I think I only own him in two leagues.  Stupid 2nd guessing of myself!

Randal Grichuk – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 2nd and 3rd homer.  The other day after his first homer I said something like, “Yes, it’s only one homer, but hot schmotato alert because he’s the type to hit a bunch of homers in a row.”  And that’s me paraphrasing me!

Trey Mancini – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Mancini is leading multiple teams of mine in homers.  Just the way I drew it up in February!

Jacob deGrom – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 14 Ks, ERA at 0.00, and pitchslapped Richards.  Last year was the year of the position player hitting, and 2019 feels like the year of the pitchslap.  As for deGrom, this was a career high in Ks and I think I should’ve ranked him above Scherzer in the preseason.  As my Polish neighbor would say, what can do?

Trevor Richards – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.00.  Besides a mess of the early innings, Richards showed me a little something-something.  The Mets’ lineup is no pushover (I know, weird), and Richards handed his owners another Quality Start.  I’m buying, Cousin Sweatpants.

Marcell Ozuna – Out with a tight right side.  Well, he had a good five games.

Paul DeJong – 1-for-5 and his 2nd homer, hitting .222.  Colonel Mustard with a fork in the pantry!

Kolten Wong – 1-for-3, 2 runs, hitting .476.  By this time tomorrow, I will have found out if my waiver claim for Wong was successful.  We need a giant prayer phallus!

Harrison Bader – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  As they say in the Queen’s English, “Master Bader, we have lift off.”  Assuming there’s a masturbator getting on an elevator.

Miles Mikolas – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 7.20.  Here’s a pop quiz, hot shot.  If Mikolas pitched like this last year, where would you have drafted him this year?

Jameson Taillon – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.46.  Too bad the international sign for a wet blanket, Ray Searage, keeps telling him to pitch to contact.  Contact is for aliens and Jodie Foster, get some Ks!

Jung Ho Kang – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .231.  Ugh, I need Colin Moran to take over.  Can’t someone take away Kang’s phone so he can’t access Uber?

Ozzie Albies – 3-for-4 and a slam (1) and legs (2), hitting .500.  He should take a cue from Victor Victor Mesa and just change his name to Ozzie Ozzie Albies.  How rad would that be?

Dansby Swanson – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Just as he’s starting to take off *makes helicopter hand motions like in Goodfellas* Jon Lester slid into his wrist, so you’ll have to watch Swanson’s Life Alert bracelet to see how he’s doing.

Julio Teheran – 5 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.60.  Teheran’s on fire!  The pitcher’s doing okay too.  I’d use the Streamonator for him and that next start is a big no thank you.

Willson Contreras – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  He didn’t homer last year until this year, so he’s ahead of pace.  (That might be wrong, but it feels right.)

Mike Minor – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.63.  That start is neither here nor there, okay, it was mostly here, but the Streamonator loves his next start and I can see it.

Nomar Mazara – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .300.  He left the game early with tightness in his left quad.  I have tightness in my left pants pocket where I keep my wallet.  I think we’ll all be fine.

Gerrit Cole – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.00.  Tell me again why I need to draft a starter in the first 25 picks, but explain it slow so I can understand it.

Ross Stripling – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.31.  Honestly, I don’t know what his velocity was last night, I was watching Survivor.  His velocity after his first game was egregious though, down from near-92 to under 90.  His Ks are way down through two starts and he might be a 7 K/9, 3.75 ERA pitcher vs. the one we saw last year.  I’m concerned.  It’s also only two starts, so it might be nothing.  Or it might an extra 50 IP last year is bogging him down.

Enrique Hernandez – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  If you heard the podcast I did with the B_Don, Donkey Teeth, Ditka and Sausage the other day, Donkey Teeth thinks Kiké can hit 30 homers, which seems farfetched.  But not as farfetched as a Donkey Teeth taking on the personality traits of a human, so there might be something there.

Brandon Belt – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  He could hit 16 homers by April 15th and I would still project him for 17 homers this year, but he seems hot.

Steven Duggar – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .286.  He promised his whole family a home run for each of them, so he has to hit at least 20+ homers.

Ramon Laureano – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Damn, you better get him off your team quick before he does something else productive.

Ryan Brasier – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save, but he closed it because it as a tie game earlier and Matt Barnes (1 1/3 IP, 0 ER) came in and shut that door.  Still think it’s Barnes, but, like every bullpen in the majors, except maybe the Tigers’ bullpen, it could be anyone.  Just wait until Shane Greene has 30 saves at the break and is traded.  The Tigers’ bullpen will get ugly too.

Corey Kluber – 3 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.23.  Kluber looked old farty yesterday.  I know, serious sabermetrics talk there, but he did.  Just super bleh.  Because ‘old farty’ and ‘bleh’ aren’t great data points, I went to look at his pitch mix, fastball velocity and other metrics, and he seemed relatively okay, but–Wait a second, it’s April.  Oh, yeah, he’s terrible in April.  No surprise here.

Yoan Moncada – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Moncada telling us all there won’t be any need for an 8th “post” tagged onto post-post-post-post-post-post-post hype prospect.

Carlos Rodon – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.59.  I don’t want to play the “But his matchups” card.  It’s almost as bad as “But her emails.”  However…but his matchups!  His first two matchups, Indians and Royals, aren’t exactly lighting up the world.  Then again, Rodon gets the Rays next, who don’t scare me much either.  They do seem to scare the Streamonator.

Joey Lucchesi – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 0.00.  Just give Joey Lucchesi of the Ravioli Crime Family the Cy Young already!  We don’t need to see anymore!

Manny Machado – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  You know when you don’t have to hustle?  When you’re dinging dongs.  Of course, I’m not talking about hustling as in being a sex worker.

Robbie Ray – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners (5 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 4.35.  Have to excuse the BBs, it was, after all, National Walking Day.

Jake Lamb – Pulled up lame, because that’s what Jake Lamb does.  Lamb is baaaaaahd at staying healthy.  Christian “The White” Walker might’ve just pulled himself out of a platoon, and he has three homers vs. righties.  I’m buying, guys and five girl readers.

Kyle Gibson – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  Everything was going copacetic, until he walked Billy Hamilton and the Fantasy Baseball Overlord said, “FBO is insulted by your disregard of basic decency to walk Billy Hamilton.  I will smite you with runs.  Be gone before I injure your fantasy owner’s 1st round draft pick, unless they have Trea Turner.  Then sucks on them already!”

Blake Parker – 1/3 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save.  Clearly, he is the closer in Minnesota.  Briefly consider how the Angels released Parker this winter and subtly shake your head at their stupidity.

Alex Gordon – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Told you he’d out-homer Giancarlo and Judge this year.

Adalberto Mondesi – 2-for-5, 2 runs, hitting. 409.  He’s going to have the most unlikely of years with 60 triples and 10 steals.

Homer Bailey – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Fresh from his nomination for Vice, Christian Bale takes on his most difficult role to date:  making Homer Bailey look like a good pitcher.

  1. Member Berries says:
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    So glad I listened to the Fantasy Master Lothario on:

    1. Streamonator
    2. Not drafting a top starter yet going all in on Marquez, Shoemaker, and Lucchessi
    3. Not drafting Daniel Murphy – so tempting in Coors
    4. Domingo/Laureano in deep leagues

    Other thoughts
    1. Are real life First round picks Wong and Beckham really breaking out?
    2. Is Christan Walker this year’s Jesus Aguilar (wish I had one share of Pete Alonso)?
    3. Son’s boy Frankie Montas looked good
    4. Was Trey Mancini 2018 sleeper post one year early? Unless he
    5. Did Ralph draft Treat Urner and Miguel Andujar because that would explain why we can’t have nice things
    6. Hanley hitting bombs !
    7. You didn’t rank Sexy Dr Pepper high enough. Is he already Better than Harper?

    Id like razzbalk to consider doing RCLs of worstball fantasy leagues.

    https://www.pitcherlist.com/wacky-leagues-week-5-recap-worstball-is-the-best/

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      wong already broke out in the playoffs about 5 or 4 years ago but then got mentally abused/jerked around by matheny for the rest of the time since then until about when he got fired last year. wong had like a top 5 or 7 2B OPS since that day (and i’m not counting 2019 season stats here). he also became the best defensive 2B in baseball during that time (don’t know where his D metrics lined him up 5 years ago though, he might’ve been close even then)

    • goodfold2 says:
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      oh YEEHAH the “razzball leagues”
      inverse baseball! worst players rule. c.davis is the BEST asset. i’ve been trying to fill one of those for the last 3 or so years, but i almost always forget to start looking till it’s too late and i only get like 3 or 4 total people. i’m def interested here. rudy’s tools would still come in handy, just look for most at bats with worst per at bat $.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No probs! 1. I’d own to find out 2. Maybe, I do like him 3. Meh, I’d want to see more 4. He was 5. Haha 6. I know 7. I love him — Razzball leagues were once worstball leagues, many years ago, or manye if Kanye’s reading

      • goodfold2 says:
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        i don’t mean RCL’s, i mean what you are saying, i remember asking rudy (and probably you, i think rudy knew more about them and/or was IN the last remaining ones), did the 2 league types NOT exist at the same time? i think i remember rudy saying maybe 1 or 2 of the “razzball leagues” (razz like poker razz, which is worst hand wins 7 card stud) existed in the last year that they existed, which was maybe like 5 years ago now.

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

    $65 FAAB remaining on April 4th.

    1) taking account of my team structure, drop Chad Green or Austin Meadows for Harrison Bader? or hold?
    2) Drop Michael Wacha, Brandon Woodruff, Hyun Jin Ryu, or Joe Musgrove for Freddy Peralta or hold?
    3) Hold/drop Jeff McNeil per his minor knee injury? or drop for either Adam Frazier, DJ Lamehieu, Niko Goodrum, Ian Kinsler, or Brandon Lowe?

    *I know I asked a couple of these questions yesterday but just want to see if you feel differently today. Because I wish I owned both Bader and Peralta but should be able to win without them.

    C: JT Realmuto
    1B: Jesus Aguilar
    2B: Jeff McNeil
    3B: –
    SS: Manny Machado (3 games away from 3B eligibility)
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Tommy Pham
    OF: Ramon Laureano
    UTL: Fernando Tatis Jr
    B: Austin Meadows

    P: Mike Clevinger
    P: Jose Alvarado
    P: Will Smith
    P: Arodys Vizcaino
    P: Chad Green
    SP: Zack Wheeler
    SP: German Marquez
    B: Hyun Jin Ryu
    B: Brandon Woodruff
    B: Joe Musgrove
    B: Michael Wacha

    Thanks!

    • Savoy Special says:
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      dammit I might just hold because at this point I’m just micromanaging my team.

      thought his upside is real, Peralta might be riskier than just sticking with Ryu, Woodruff, Musgrove, and Wacha.

      And how much better is Bader really over Laureano or Meadows?

      What can do, Grey? What can do??

      • Cram It says:
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        “dammit I might just hold because at this point I’m just micromanaging my team.”

      • What's a Drexl? says:
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        1. get more teams, it’ll give you more to do.
        2. i’ll bet bader isn’t better than meadows for sure if we take this year and next and add them together, but i’ll say this year too for a smaller amount if we were actually betting

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold on all moves for now

  3. Nick says:
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    Hi Grey,

    1. preseason offer (declined ) Luis Castillo for my …Andujar ;( duh !!
    2. im’ about to drop Mikolas “old edition” for FreddyP 2.0
    3. i’m definitly dropping Robertson SIGN-OFF for Parker SAGNOF
    4. THANKS for the Lucchesi advice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Oh well 2. Ok 3. Yes 4. No problem

  4. Jason Carroll says:
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    Albies HR was a solo shot not a slam. Lucchesi pulled after 5 IP 87 pitches… why?! Thanks Grey

  5. JakeTPE says:
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    Hi Grey sir,

    Slowly emerging from my Treat Urner-less fog… So, apologies if you covered this yesterday.

    I grabbed Polanco (MIN) as a SS replacement just to get someone in before rosters locked for the day. Other options now are Profar, Anderson, Hampson. Someone snaked Swanson after his HR Wednesday.

    Ranks have Anderson significantly higher than Polanco so grab him when he comes back from daddy duty? Does anyone know when he’s back, Razzball brethren?

    Hope you have a good short-schedule day! We’ll get through this!!

    Jake

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Anderson works. I think he’s supposed to be back tomorrow…

      • JakeTPE says:
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        Cheers DT. That’s the plan then. Unfortunately, it looks like the White Sox are ppd so I’ll try to get him for Saturday. Thanks for the reply!

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          I think they just moved today’s game to tomorrow

          • JakeTPE says:
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            OK. Signed him up. Thanks and haste thee back TreaT.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  6. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    These really do get better as the season progresses!!! So nice!

    a. ‘What can you do when you live in a shoe?’ said one of the many children who lived with the old woman who lived in a shoe.

    b. That is absolutely right on Contreras. Last year he hit 10, so yeah he’s right on pace for the same this year…i.e., 1.5 per month.

    c. I don’t understand your logic for Mosi Jr. Mosi will hit 60 triples as you say and then steal home 60 times. After all it’s in their blood to steal, given his pops is still serving an 8-year sentence for stealing stuff when he was mayor of his hometown San Cristobal.

    d. My team? How best to describe the stank? You flip through the box scores, see all the guys making headlines, hitting HRs, stealing bases. When none of those guys are on your team, that is the definition of stank, even though one Wong does not make a team less stank. It’ll get better because it can’t get worse.

    e. In a 5X5 RCL would you rather have Peralta or Shoemaker. I signed up Peralta but was shocked to see Shoemaker also there. My benchmark for knowing if a guy is hot or not is he’s not available on the wire so when I saw that Shoemaker was taken in my CBS H2H free redraft league, THAT CBS league done and SON’d my RCL 5X5 free redraft.

    f. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for April 4

    Bud Abbott : You know the old saying? Everything comes in threes. Now suppose a third girl should fall in love with you?
    Lou Costello : What’s her name?
    Bud Abbott : We’ll say her name is Mary.
    Lou Costello : Is she pretty?
    Bud Abbott : Beautiful!
    Lou Costello : Naturally, she’d have to be.
    Bud Abbott : Now you have Mary, you have Joan, and you have Sandra. So, to prove to you that I’m your pal, your bosom friend, I’ll take one of the girls off your hands.
    Lou Costello : Chick, you’re what I call a real pal’, you take Mary.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Another Dan says:
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      Ante,

      I’m with you on the Stank.

      I’m in a 5×5 roto where I own Machado, Acuna, Hoskins, Dr Sexy Pepper, Peraza, Benintendo64. Collectively the team is hitting .186. I’m thinking of adding Mario Mendoza to improve my average.

      I just dropped Eduardo Escobar for Wong.

      Pitching is beautiful though – Marquez, Lucchesi, Clevinger, Woodruff and Beiber still to pitch. (Thanks Grey).

      Best wishes,

      Dan

    • Grey

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      A. Ha B. Ah yes C. Just kidding D. It wasn’t a great night for me E. Wily or David? Shoemaker is edge of SON in RCL F. Haha, he loves saying naturally

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Grey!!

        Sorry, have FreddyP. Would you drop any of the following for Shoemaker?

        Barnhart
        Rizzo
        Shaw
        Muncy
        Story
        Beckham
        Wong
        Conforto
        Dahl
        Broxton
        Inciarte
        Kiermaier
        Goodrum
        Bench Christian Walker, Eduardo Escobar, Springer
        IL TreaT

        SP Paxton, EdRod, Glasnow, Freddy Peralta
        RP Green, Hicks, Iglesias, Ottavino, Swarzak
        IL Jeffress, Minter

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Escobar

          • Dj says:
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            Escobar droppable or just a slow start?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Slow

  7. aardvark says:
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    How would you rank Boyd, Freddie Peralta, Musgrove, shoemaker, Keller in a QS points league ? I think I’ve seen enough of voit to drop him for one of these

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d keep Voit but Musgrove, Peralta, Keller, Boyd for me

      • aardvark says:
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        Would you trade voit for laureno?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agree with DT, keep Voit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Musgrove, FP, Boyd

  8. Michael McMorrow says:
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    I didn’t realize until today that I could get an ad free membership. It’s like an early birthday present! I’m going to wear my SAGNOF t-shirt to celebrate!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, you’re welcome!

  9. icefires says:
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    No commentary for La Tortuga?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s good, there will be more days to talk about everyone

  10. carter franz says:
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    Yo, how’s the Lothario biz treating ya? Haven’t commented in a while but I’m still lurking around. Still love the site, still am thankful for all the work you guys do to make this crazy hobby entertaining, and still look forward to the smile you give me every morning with my coffee reading your blurbs and rankings. I started Morgan vs German yesterday in my RCL and I thought of a term for Ye Olde Glossary. RUBBING DONUTS: When you start two pitchers against each other and neither gives up a run, so you don’t get the big W, but your ratios are titulated.
    P.S. thank the streamanator for me for the Shoemaker stream. My ratios were in triage before yesterday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Big time lothario biz, doing what a lothario does, rubbing donuts is a great term! I’m gonna add it!

  11. Ian says:
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    Christian Walker, Jay Bruce or Miguel Cabrera (just dropped) for a bench spot?

    • Chucky says:
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      Walker might be an interesting add now that Lamb looks IL bound.

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      he’s going to say the white walker even if lamb DIDN’T go out yesterday

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Miggy for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        You like Walker more than Miggy? Damnnnnnn

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You like Miggy? Damnnnnnn

          • Donkey Teeth

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            About as much as you preseason. You had him ranked 151 overall. That seems right to me still.

            I like Walker but not moving him up that far.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, in this case example I was playing off the person saying it was a bench spot… What good is a bench spot if not to gamble on upside?

              • Donkey Teeth

                Donkey Teeth says:
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                Gotcha. I still think Miggy can hit close to .300 but you’re right, the power upside goes to The Night King

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  That’s my thinking

  12. Blue Devil says:
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    Which catcher would you drop? Danny Jensen or Austin Barnes? Should I pick up Kolton Wong or Matt Shoemaker? I have Travis Shaw at 2B and Marcus Semien at 2B/SS.

    Also, I need to upgrade my OF big time. Here is my pitching staff. Which two pitchers would you try and trade to get a bat in the OF.

    P – Jacob DeGrom
    P – Trevor Bauer
    P – Jose Berrios
    P – German Marquez
    P – Hyun-Jin Ryu
    P – Edwin Diaz
    P – Blake Treinen
    P – Brad Peacock
    P – Adam Ottavino

    The league is 5×5 H2H.

    Thank you.

    • Cram It says:
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      Trade whoever gets you the best return to help your team. If deGrom gets you Trout, do it. Marquez and Ryu for someone? Sure

    • JakeTPE says:
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      I dropped Jansen for ASTUDillo in two leagues and it felt so good. Try it!

      • Chet says:
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        I picked him up too. It looks like he’ll be playing all over the place (3rd and Outfield last night). More ABs than your typical catcher. Is he someone to get excited about?

        • JakeTPE says:
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          Nice. Yes to all that. My thinking was your average catcher is going to play 5 games at most per week, so may as well go with upside in a guy like Astudillo. He’s hitting, he’s fun, and he’s playing on a better team than the Blue Jays. Plus, I just like picking that catcher scab!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d drop Barnes. Doesn’t sound like you need Wong. What Cram it said…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT/Cram

  13. Tony C says:
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    Please rank Voit, Mancini and Bader, 12 team H2H league with both BA and OPS categories.

    • Tony C says:
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      Also include Yandy Diaz in the above. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Voit, Bader

  14. Lipson says:
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    Mondesi needs to stop hitting triples, which my league doesnt count, and start hitting doubles or singles and then stealing 2nd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      yeah i only own mondesi in 2 leagues, one of them my lone AVG with no OPS nor total bases, so triples straight up suck (albeit he’ll get extra runs and extra RBI’s with those over singles/doubles), at least compared to ALL of my other leagues, which are either OPS and/or total bases.

  15. The Scrant Dog

    The Scrant Dog says:
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    Can the Padres please ley Joey get the QS!!?!?!?! GRRRRRRRRR

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grr indeed

  16. Mojoman says:
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    Nice article Grey :)
    12 teamer roto, sv+hld, these are my pitchers.

    SP Clevinger
    SP Wheeler
    RP Hader
    RP Dominguez
    P Pressly
    P Kela
    P Morton
    P Happ

    BN Pivetta
    BN Peacock
    BN Musgrove
    BN Eflin
    BN German
    BN Y. Chirinos

    DL Jeffress

    Yea I’m having bit more pitchers than other managers.
    Should I grab Freddy Peralta? So who to drop? or he’d be just a streamer?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d ditch Eflin for Freddy but I know Grey likes Eflin a lot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      FP over Yonny

      • Mojoman says:
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        Thanks for your opinion, Grey and DT :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  17. Jensen says:
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    Sanchez and Thornton @CLE today and tomorrow. Streaming either one, or both?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Depends how deep the league is, but I’d probably pass. I’m starting Thornton in a 20 teamer and an AL-only for reference. Streamonator likes Thornton’s start more than Sanchez…

      • Jensen says:
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        12-team mixed but with 15 bench spots. 2K Innings pitched limit so need to be a little active streaming starters to get there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pass

  18. Random Dude says:
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    Apples and oranges, but which side?

    A. Marco Gonzales
    B. Kike

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Kike

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  19. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    ROS Boyd or Chacin?

    ROS
    Ian Kinsler
    Hunter Renfroe
    Alex Verdugo
    Rowdy Tellez
    Colin Moran

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Boyd, Renfroe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        Thanks, Grey and Donkey Teeth.

        It appears someone grabbed Boyd before I could snag him and his double-digit Ks.

        Are any of these guys on the WW more than just streamers? It costs me a buck to drop a streamed pitcher and start someone new…

        Cashner, Hess, Estrada, Minor, Brett Anderson, Merrill Kelly, Nova, Cahill or Aaron Brooks?

        • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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          14-team 5×5 – QS, K, WHIP, ERA, and SV+H

          My guys are Bauer, Chacin, Gausman, Hendricks, M.Moore, F.Pena, Samardzija, Turnbull, and Stratton (also stashing Keuchel on the bench)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Those are streamers — I like Cahill 1st

          • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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            Thanks! As a Royals fan, I just can’t believe he’s for real.
            23 IP in 2017 for us was VERY unimpressive. I shouldn’t let that get in the way of 2019.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hear ya

  20. Twins Peaker says:
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    Is this a good time to buy low on Verdugo? Or is he destined for part-time roles this season (assuming all stay healthy).

    Is Duplantier a nice sneaky add in a points league? James Anderson gushed about him on a pod and thought I’d ask here. 4-5 innings a week with the odd save or hold and as a prospective closer later this year? Or is that too optimistic?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yea Verdugo needs an injury.

      I like Dup a lot, hoping they move him into the rotation rather than closer. He’s worth a speculative add, but probably need a decent size bench to be able to roster him in a 12 teamer.

      • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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        they should, but remember this is the team that barely allowed top prospect a.bradley to start before turning him into a 2 inning or so pitcher AND keeping him there. not quite as bad as MIL here (hader not yet even allowed to start ONCE) but still pretty gross.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  21. For Reaaaaaal says:
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    Dropping Strahm…
    Need someone with RP eligibility: B Peacock, Swarzak, or Y Chirinos?
    What say you!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Peacock, Yonny

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peacock, Swarzak, depends on needs tho

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like him, but FP

          • Donkey Teeth

            Donkey Teeth says:
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            I’m just not sure Swarzak is any good…

            But I guess if you need saves you need saves.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah

              • For Reaaaaal says:
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                Thanks all. Yeah, it’s a points H2H league so it doesn’t matter HOW the points are being acquired.

  22. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Happy Thursday Grey!

    1) How patient would you be with Garrett Hampson? I own him in a 10 team h2h OBP redraft and a 14 team h2h OBP keeper

    2) Winning ERA and WHIP, leading QS by 2 and down 9 K in a h2h match up. Limited season moves, so streaming is really not prevalent, I had 6 starters going and my opponent has 3, so I feel like I need to at least start 4 of these guy to have a chance of passing in K.

    Sit/Start

    Clevenger TOR
    Bieber TOR
    Pivetta MIN
    Maeda @COL
    Gray LAD
    Darvish @ATL

    thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) I’d be pretty patient, especially in the 14 teamer
      2) Start the 4 that aren’t pitching in Coors

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  23. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    Really a shame that Albies can’t hold that leadoff spot when Mr ‘.118’ Inciarte got it on lock down.

    • Cram It says:
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      MLB managers aren’t fantasy baseball rosterbators. He’ll get more than a week before he gets “dropped”!

      • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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        Braves are unbeaten when Albies leads off. If they give Inciarte more than 2 weeks, they’re nuts

        • Cram It says:
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          1-0?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s hitting .118 in 5 games

  24. Synyster says:
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    Start Ed-Rod @ OAK tonight with any confidence? Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      82% confidence for me.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      70% confidence for me..

    • JakeTPE says:
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      I’m at like 0% confidence but I’m a Red Sox fan…

      • Turd Wendell says:
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        69%

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice

    • Wally Pipp says:
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      100000% yes you start e rod in oakland tonight!!!

      Oakland batters have 92 at bats vs E Rod in total with 27 of them ending in strike outs, 5 ending in walks and only 3 in home runs. Plus, its in Oakland- an extreme pitchers park, ranking 28th in park factor for both runs scored, and home runs hit in 2018 (and they had the 2018 American League home run leader khris Davis).

      The Mariners in my opinion had an unfair advantage preparing for regular season games a week early -they came into the home series against Boston with a big edge.

      I think erod has a nice game today.

      GL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him, Synster

  25. Chucky says:
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    Christian Walker a decent add, now that Lamb looks like an IL candidate? Also have Escobar, who’s entering tits on a Bull territory.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Walker

  26. Mikey says:
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    Deep league

    Yolmer, Difo, Wade?

    Ianetta or Hedges

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Don’t like any of em but I guess Difo.

      Iannetta is about to have 6 games in Coors…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  27. Long Balls says:
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    Good morning Grey!

    With this Lamb injury and Niko playing more like Mediocrerum would you drop Niko for Walker right now (bench depth)? Or to word slightly differently, who has the better chance of a breakout?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning! Agree with DT

  28. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Bird sex?

    • Wally Pipp says:
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      Yep, no time for it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No time, sorry

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Google “ain’t got no time for bird sex”

      • Keeks says:
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        Bird *thex

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, Keeks, exactly

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        okay. 1. Wow. 2. some how I missed this phenomenon. 3. Keeks’ follow up comment *thex automatically gets a laugh now.

        The good news is now I’m only three years behind. I’m catching up at least!

  29. Wally Pipp says:
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    The yankees look so bad right now i wouldnt put too much stock in boyds results.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe, but better to pick up possible breakout then write off as matchups

  30. RoarOf84 says:
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    I’m worried about Sale. If I can, should I flip him for Nola or Cole? Because he has a decent amount more value in the trade analyzer, not sure if a straight up deal would be best or if I should ask for more.

    For context it’s a 10-team categories league, each team kept 6 players. He was one of mine, obviously.

    This is the rest of my pitching staff:
    Flaherty
    Treinen
    Wheeler
    Tanaka
    Darvish
    Woodruff
    Lucchesi
    Strahm
    Bradley
    Leclerc
    Pivetta
    Barnes
    Pressley

    As always, thanks in advance!

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      Woooooh I just checked Sale’s fastball in his last outing was slower than Greinke’s. Yeah I’d be worried too if I was you.

      • Wally Pipp says:
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        Pretty sure sale had the same velo last april. Id wait one more start before shopping him.

        • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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          He just gets out of bed shooting blanks huh? I mean name value alone should let him wait for at least a month or two.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’m fine with flipping him for Cole. It might be a slight over reaction but there’s less risk with Cole and they aren’t far apart in the first place.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Nola or Cole, big concern for Sale

  31. Wally Pipp says:
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    I guess you can say everything was copacetic for Gibson until the 2 out walk to Hamilton in the 5th but he was getting pretty lucky with balls and play bunch of loud outs and only had two strikeouts plus some great defense behind him. I cut him in a league for swarzak. Gibson battled e-coli in the off-season, he looks frail and I don’t trust him right now.

    • Wally Pipp says:
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      I think it was too much Vietnamese water spaghetti…

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      in standard sized leagues you can just get him back anyway later. hell i’m in 15’ers roto with small innings caps (1400, at least one league exactly like this) and i’m certain i’ll get him back as i got him FOR yesterday’s start just before it.

      • Wally Pipp says:
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        Yeah, i had hopes he could maybe be more than a streamer after last years performance. But looking back, that was dumb after i already knew he got sick and lost a bunch of weight in the offseason. I mean this isnt a guy who could afford to give anything less, the 2 seasons prior to last lears 3.6 era, he had an era of 5.1, with a 1.50 whip 2 years in a row. Even last year his whip was 1.30, and that was him as good as we will see. Hes not somone im going back in on, i bet he has a 5+ era this season.

        • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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          well id think it’s far too early to just say “i’m not going back in on him ROS” after one start. even for shallow leagues i’m certain there will be parts of the year where he’ll be a good streamer, at least. plays in hubert H homerfree retrodome.

          – i know i own the guy all over the place in 16’s and up. the shallowest league i have him in is a 12’er h2h, but there i will turn his spot into a streamer one, but i likely would’ve done that no matter what he did on start 1 (he was my last round pick in that). also have strahm that i could do that with (can’t quite do both spots, have 6 moves per week there)

  32. AP says:
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    Believe me, as a Brewer fan I want to jump feet first into the Freddy pool, but he always mixes one gem of a start with four that he gives up 3 ER in the 1st inning. You knew he had it locked in yesterday when like 17 of his first 20 pitches were strikes.

    Any who, is Kimbrel going to eventually play professional baseball this season?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Last year Freddy never went 8 innings and he only went 7 innings twice. He had 0 BBs in 6 innings only once. He’s also added almost 2 mph to his avg FB velocity this year. That’s huge.

      I’m not saying there won’t be bumps, he’s still a two pitch pitcher….but I have him on major breakout watch. Gotta grab him now or risk missing out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      Hope so on Kimbrel, first year I actually own this bum

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        add the Phillies to the list of teams that should be buying this guy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

  33. vee says:
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    yo Grey – nice write-up

    after raving about Mancini all of last year, could this finally be his breakout year?? might actually pick him up again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so!

  34. sportivetricks says:
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    My dearest Grey,

    First off, to say relevant to the lede and blurbs, both Peralta and the Cobbler are available in my league and they making me so horny. Would you advise dropping Ed-Rod, Woordruff, or Givens (wtf is going on there) for either?

    Second. I have a third OF logjam: Piscotty and E Rosario on the roster, but Meadows on waivers and he gets me going. Rudy’s ratings and projections kinda conflict on these guys. Drop either for Meadows?

    Wait for it . . .

    Waiiiiitt. . .

    LURVEY LURVE LURVE YAS!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Freddy over Woodruff for me.

      Maybe drop Piscotty but its a pretty lateral move imo. I’d just hold for now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey you!

      I’d prolly hold on SPs, FP and Woodruff might be close

      Lateral on OFs

      Haha

      • sportivetricks says:
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        Thanks fellas, whatcha think about Givens up on the BAL bullpen and grabbygrabbing Freddy the Lede?

        I have three other closers and I’m confident in my abilities to farm more.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take FP, apples/oranges tho

          • sportivetricks says:
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            Cool. Thanks again!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  35. sall goooood man says:
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    i’ve always taken the path to wait on starters, but deGrom fell to me in the 3rd round in a league that has L’s, QS’s and 5 weekly move limit. i couldn’t pass it up after a rough year on starters last year in the same format.
    also – deGrom leads the majors in K’s, he is saving you (all of us) from Boyd claiming that title!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah, Boyd was leading majors when I wrote the opening then deGrom took over, my b

  36. Tom says:
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    Winker, terrible Spring terrible start to the season, not exactly a stud to begin with, how long a leash in Cincy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe a few weeks

  37. LG Baseball says:
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    Grey!

    Great write-up! Glad Baseball is back and we can enjoy your daily write-ups!

    Couple early trades questions. 10 team 5×5 H2H with 10 keepers forever:

    1) trade my Domingod for Conforto?

    2) was offered Soto, Robles and Hader for Betts? Take it or hold?

    Thanks!
    LG

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) Conforto
      2) Betts but its fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with DT

  38. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Hey Grey,

    A – Who would you pick: Peralta or Matthew Boyd.
    B – Who would you pick: Ketel Marte or Kolten Wong?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      A – Peralta for me
      B – Own Wong while he’s hot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  39. Turd Wendell says:
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    Max Muncy, Hello? Are you there? Did you retire and neglect to inform us? Talk me off the ledge with this troglodyte, Gray. Rage drop is building on the daily.

    • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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      man i hope my leagues have similar guys thinking this. i own him and i’d easily root for him to hit nothing for what 10 more or so days, suddenly i’ll own him in about 6 or so leagues easily.

      • Struggling is one thing but he’s been platooning hard as f. Roberts is crumb.

        • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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          did last year too before machado/dozier got there and still hit all those HR’s while also not starting at all to start the year. his OPS was batshit last year.

          roberts is very dumb of course.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think Muncy was even playing this time last year

      • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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        he absolutely wasn’t, started first time in (i’m checking now): first at bat april 17, and first start the 18th (and that is earlier than i thought too)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Makes sense

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            So not a lost season when he hasn’t hit a homer in the 1st five games

            • Turd Wendell says:
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              Just asanine managing, roger that. I’d pick up Kiki but he’d never see the Field again so that seems lateral. Thanks fellas

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No problem

  40. Chris says:
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    Hey Grey,

    would you try to trade for Kluber, perhaps giving a Hendricks or Boyd or Glasnow?

    thanks,

    • Metalgod says:
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      Of course!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d package all three of those guys for Kluber if the other guy wants em

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  41. Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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    NL only with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added.
    C molina
    1B freeman
    2B legs mcneil
    3B kang
    SS peraza
    MI wong
    CI franco world empire (it’s taking over again)
    OF (4): harper, conforto, rhysus, bader
    util (1) kike
    BN mini donkey
    bid how much out of 100 (if anything) on pillar?

    • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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      mini donkey clearly is the drop there.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I went $33 in our NL-only and he went for $44 to someone else. It depends how bad you want him but you’re in pretty good shape. I’d say maybe $20-25…

      • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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        44 out of 100, re he heallly! wow. we do vickrey in the message board and he’s at 13 with about 9 hours to go. vickrey bidding is where the highest bidder wins for a minimum amount more than 2nd place. so even if somebody didn’t want to pay 13 they should show up and bid 12(if they were willing to pay 12) both to price enforce and in case the 13 bidder cancels last minute (which is legal).

        many owners save by far the majority of money for the guys coming over at trade deadline (it might be important to mention that we do NOT lose the stats IF a guy is traded out of NL midseason, but of course if a guy starts next year in AL he’s not a keepable player). my bullpen is a damn mess (4 slots, k-rob,kelly, steck, sire of sandwiches at CUBS, these could be improved to ferguson, conley, bearclaw, wingenter, a.wilson, neris (might have to grab neris to protect k-rob shortly))

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        DT, you didn’t get Alford back either, huh?

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Nooooo :(

          STUPID DONKEY

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            More like Jackass Teeth, amiright

            • Donkey Teeth

              Donkey Teeth says:
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              The timing of my drop and the Pillar trade was painful. My teeth still hurt!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                And that’s half your body!

                • Donkey Teeth

                  Donkey Teeth says:
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                  Alford back to AAA!!!

                  WTF is going on in Toronto?!?!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Haha, yeah, that FAAB bid was as bonkers as I thought

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d bid $14 and see what happens

      • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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        a 2nd guy showed up about 20 minutes ago and went 15.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, then forget him

  42. B says:
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    Segura and Bregman for Betts

    Which side?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Betts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  43. Troy says:
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    Drop Strahm for Rodon?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  44. Alex says:
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    If Stripling isn’t K-ing, I might move on.

    Pick up F. Peralta of Boyd for Stripling?

    • Alex says:
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      Or, drop Musgrove for Peralta or Boyd?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d swap Strip for Freddy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  45. Y says:
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    Brasier or Boxberger?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Brasier for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  46. Donkey Teeth

    Donkey Teeth says:
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    Good call on the Stripling velo, Grey. Looks like he only hit 91 mph 3 times last night…very concerning.

    I was just saying to BraMy last night that I may have to move deGrom over Max in my next top 100 release…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think so on both points… I saw Alford went crazy high in AL-Only, I bid on him, but that bid was nuts

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Yea I threw $7 on him. Oh well…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Was uncanny you dropped him when you did… Like you made it happen with your bad move

          • Donkey Teeth

            Donkey Teeth says:
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            I make moves and the universe responds.

            The surprise Stanton to IL had me a little on tilt…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              The universe responds in ways that makes one think the universe is over Donkey Teeth

              • Donkey Teeth

                Donkey Teeth says:
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                Alford back to AAA! The Donkeyverse has spoken….

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, yeah, that FAAB bid was as bonkers as I thought

    • Huffin Gas says:
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      According to Brooks Baseball, the avg. speed of his fourseam was 89.78 last night. And that’s down from an avg. speed of 90.08 on March 29th, and down from an avg. speed of 90.45 on the 24th. Not a great trend. I’m selling before they put him on the DL or throw him in the bullpen.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Good stuff, Huffin!

  47. Bregxhit says:
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    @Grey 11 team, 5×5 roto

    Swap Freddy Peralta for Eovaldi, Woodruff or Burnes?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Freddy over Woodruff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go FP over Burnes, hard for me to own so many Brewers arms

  48. Dave D says:
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    Well I was feeling pretty stupid for having Peralta on the bench in the four leagues I own him. Then I woke up today happy that I own him in four leagues as a back end starter.

    Marquez and Lucchesi took the sting off his benching too.

    You’re totally right on Parker. So they drop Parker and go out and sign Cody Allen for $11 million? Also sign Harvey, Cahill and Bour for a combined $35 million. Instead they could have nabbed Corbin and Morton for similar money and actually had a rotation. How would Eppler draft in a fantasy auction league. Me thinks he would fare very poorly compared to your average Razzball commenter. That’s kind of pathetic when you think about it. A guy making how much, responsible for a budget of how much in real life is actually below average in knowledgeable circles.

    Noteworthy: Albies led off yesterday. That is huge tor me as I am a x4 owner. Rendon looks great too.

    I’m betting on Mondesi being the first player in 100 years to break the 25 triple barrier. He’s like Willie Wilson with power!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I benched Shoemaker in one league and have 5 HRs on my bench, and zero in my lineup this week, sonavabench!

      It’s so dumb with Parker

      Mondesi is so damn fast I just hope he stays healthy

      • Dave D says:
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        That blows. I was close to pulling the trigger a few times on Shoe but didn’t. I’m happy to see him thriving. He’s not Matt Harvey, so I understand why Eppler moved on though… sigh.

        Trout’s lady must really like ANA , because he will never get a ring there with the current brain trust.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, Harvey, ugh

    • The Harrow says:
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      none of those moves are in total as bad as what TEX has done with their large budget and the SP they’ve “invested” in since they shipped darvish out. i’m sure the TEX fan saying trout is “stupid” for staying at LAA would agree with me here. cahill and bour could easily be at least decent investments. the allen add, dropping parker didn’t make sense of course.
      also they wait how many years on profar and the SECOND he looks half decent ship him out of town for nothing? WTF is that shite.

  49. Thedonalddddddnum1 says:
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    “But the matchups”….also almost as dumb as “but RUSSIA!!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • Squat Cobblers says:
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      Right. A hostile dictator interferes with our elections and holds undue influence over many current/former members of the admin…yet somehow, that is only slightly less dumb than ‘But what about the e-mails’??!

      Oww. Eye-Roll Headache.

      • Mike says:
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        RUSSSSSIA!!!!!!

  50. Ya says:
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    Which batter?

    Mullins
    Bauers
    Hampson
    Pillar
    Swanson
    C. Walker
    Goodrum
    C. Stewart
    A. Frazier

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hampson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  51. Old School Brother says:
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    I don’t subtly shake my head at the Angels stupidity, I laugh!

    I’m not sure who’s stupider; the franchise that backed up the truck for Josh Hamilton and CJ Wilson, or the best player in baseball locking himself into that franchise for 12 more years

    • The Harrow says:
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      you realize how ugly it is to say “trout is stupid for deciding to stay with the team he’s always been on”, right?

      i mean, i know MYSELF, if i was a professional baseball player, and LIKED living where i did (i’ll go ahead and assume trout does in fact like this) and was guaranteed hundreds of millions of dollars, would be the exact decision i’d make (assuming i didn’t think arte moreno is a complete nobjob)to stay with the team i’ve always been on and liked. is it really worth having to uproot your whole life for what, maybe a couple dozen more millions of dollars when you already have HUNDREDS of millions? i mean, i guess it’s fine if you don’t mind humping the few relative dollars more to have to move to places you might not like at all every few years, but seems odd to call sticking where you like “stupid”

      – and yes, getting say a total of maybe 10-15% more money isn’t much vs piece of mind, or ability to say “wow, i don’t have to EVER again worry about agents/haggling over what i’m worth vs what the team tries to claim i’m worth to save themselves some money” at least for a lot of people.

      franchise that backed up the truck is actually, objectively stupid.

      • Old School Brother says:
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        Do I realize how ugly it is to say that? It’s not nearly as ugly as yo mama

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      OSB! Parker getting dropped to sign Cody Allen is classic terribleness

      • The Harrow says:
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        agree on that one of course.

      • Dave D says:
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        As terrible as dropping Matt Shoemaker for Matt Harvey. Cant wait to see what they don’t do next. At least we have Zack Cozart locked up two more years and Pujols three.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They still can’t find a way to get Fletcher real ABs even though he might be their 2nd best hitter right now

          • The Harrow says:
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            RENGIFO MF’ers!

          • Dave D, Licensed Ausmotologist says:
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            Are you implying that he’d be a better leadoff hitter than Cozart? That blasphemy.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, or how about Kole Calhoun and his .310 OBP

              • Dave D says:
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                Evidently .310 OBP was too high and he’s gone with Cozart last couple games and his .205 OPS. Yes, you read that correctly. Might as well ditch the DH and have the SP leadoff at that rate.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, yup!

  52. mrm3711 says:
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    Hey Grey, excellent recap! I was able to nab Shoemaker in both of my leagues, and while I do think he’ll be rosterable (not a word?) all season, this does feel like a possible sell-high opportunity with the Red Sox in Boston up next. Would you hold for now or try and sell at all costs, in case he gets hammered at Fenway (SON hates the start for him)?

    Thanks as always!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sell if anyone’s buying. Wouldn’t start him at Fenway either way…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with DT

  53. themendozaline says:
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    Well, do i hold onto McMahon as my utility batter and get Rockie’d to death by him getting benched, or do I jump on Kike or Mancini while they’re available? I’ve kind of avoided Mancini because I have Villar and I don’t want to put too many Oriole eggs in my basket.

    H2h pts league.

    Thanks Grey

    • themendozaline says:
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      Or! Christian Walker

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Eh I’d go Kike but they’re close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • themendozaline says:
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        Thanks gentlemen!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  54. TJ says:
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    I need a 3B.
    Should I drop Desmond for Kang?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      If you have to. I’d try to hold Desmond…

      • TJ says:
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        Thanks!
        My only other option would be Odubel.
        Just hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  55. Someone pissed in my Alphabet soup says:
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    Start Erod today vs Oak i know what SON says. also

    Erod or Boyd ros or too early to tell?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d start him unless it’s a shallow league.

      ERod

    • Johnny Be Good says:
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      I asked the SAME exact question 2 minutes after you Lol. Where do you see what SON says?

      • Someone pissed in my Alphabet Soup says:
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        It doesn’t say anything, it ranks him and i’m telling grey i’ve looked at SON and saw where it ranked Erod for the day

        • Johnny Be Good says:
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          oh gotycha…where did it have E-Rod ranked…im leaning towards benching him. A’s usually hit in home day games…no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ed-Rod and start him

      • Johnny Be Good says:
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        Gotchya, thanks! Last follow up –

        Does it change your mind IF i say we do H2H and our ERA & WHIP categories are really close for the week ending Sunday?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Does it change my mind from what to what?

          • Johnny Be Good says:
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            From Starting today to Benching. If you blows up, i can lose ERA & WHIP category for the week…thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  56. Johnny Be Good says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Benching E-Rod today in a day game at Oakland?

    And would you cut bait on E-Rod for Matt Boyd ? Thanks man!!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d start him unless it’s a shallow league.

      ERod

      • Johnny Be Good says:
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        ok thanks. Where do you see what SON says? Who’s did SON guy lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Johnny Be Good says:
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        Gotchya, thanks! Last follow up –

        Does it change your mind IF i say we do H2H and our ERA & WHIP categories are really close for the week ending Sunday?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Does it change my mind from what to what?

          • Johnny Be Good says:
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            From Starting today to Benching. If you blows up, i can lose ERA & WHIP category for the week…thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  57. RICE says:
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    Hey Grey!

    It’s early, I know, but Eduardo Escobar has been quite frustrating. Is he a drop candidate yet? The White Walker is available.

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Super early, maybe this time next week

  58. ryanoger says:
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    1. Freddy P, Shoemaker, or Musgrove?

    2. Lose José Peraza for Wong or hold?

    thanks as always

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Musgrove
      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  59. Bradley Kukenberger says:
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    12 Team H2H (6X5 5OF)

    I need SS and OF help, got lost during the middle of the draft watching my son play baseball!
    This is my team.

    Alfaro, Goldy, LeMeahew, Bryant, J Profar, Yelich, Springer, Ozuna, Palka, C Fraizer, Muncy
    Bench Pereaza Dl Olson, Scooter

    Luccehesi, German, Shoemaker, Clevinger, Bieber, Freeland, Efflin, Pheralta
    RP Greene, Ottavino, Swarzack, Trienen.

    I know its real early, but trade some pitching for OF and SS help?
    What side wins… Bieber for Bregman or need to offer more?
    Or do I just sit tight for a few more weeks and not worry yet?

    Thanks as always oh wise one.

    BB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman, it’s not close

      • Bradley Kukenberger says:
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        Thanks for the answer, How shitty does this team look to you.

        BB

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not entirely terrible, it’s early, but your OF needs help

          • Bradley Kukenberger says:
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            Yeah that’s where I got lost….Will have to make some trades of hope for some of my folks in the league to get tired of slow preforming OF.

            Once again thanks and love your posts.

            BB

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem, thanks!

  60. Cram It says:
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    Loving Boom Boom this year. As under the radar/forgotten as you could possibly get on draft day. In his prime, should get that average around .285…hitting in the middle, 90/25/90 floor.

      • Cram It says:
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        It’s not a Razz nickname, it’s Mancini’s real life nickname.

        After Ray Mancini…not whatever cartoon character that is!

        • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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          it’s a new mutant, the jr X-men team that later became x-force, that after many years of milking the X-men for crappy movies they’ve now moved on to x-force characters (deadpool originated in the end of new mutants, cable, all those guys) to make more movies and suck more milk out of more… etc.

          i’m much better at BAL lore that comes out of the wire or hl mencken or poe, not well versed on current (nor past) BAL player nicknames.

          mancini was SUPER damn cheap this year, but owning him in a few dynasties i bought him nowhere this preseason after last season’s debacle. (should’ve i guess).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Great, after I was all-in on him last year… My luck, I swear

      • Cram It says:
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        You said you own him on multiple teams! You must be in on him this year to some extent.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think I own him in a league or three, not as many as last year

  61. Ozzie Albie's Helmet says:
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    Looking to add some MI depth with my sweet baby boy Trea not knowing how to bunt. I”ve only got Ozzie and Bregman for 2B and SS, and both can be pretty streaky.

    Would you drop Corey Dickerson for Wong (2B), Enrique(1B,2B,SS,OF), or Dansby(SS). I’m leaning Hernandez just because of the positional flexibility.

    Great write-up as usual!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kike

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  62. Steve D. says:
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    Is Andujar worth waiting for? I have Turner who I could stash on the IL instead.

    Stay with me here: 11 team league dynasty league, keep 1 for only 1 year, points in the categories that matter:

    Runs Scored (R) 1
    Total Bases (TB) 1
    Runs Batted In (RBI) 2
    Walks (BB) 1
    Hit by Pitch (HBP) 1
    Stolen Bases (SB) 1.5

    20 transaction max, I have already used 4. Would add Buxton.

    (I was invited into this league, I didn’t come up with these settings.)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can wait another 2 weeks to see if he’s coming back, no?

  63. wizard of ozuna says:
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    Shoemaker, Minor, or Sabathia ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoemaker

  64. Mike says:
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    German Marquez – “I really hope he’s not setting me up for when I have to decide on whether to start him at home.”

    Well, what’s it going to be, Grey? We starting him at home or no? The world is waiting for your opinion. That’s right, the WORLD

    • Cram It says:
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      I reckon that means he’s starting him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him everywhere until further notice

  65. Btdrnks says:
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    Amazing as always Grey! Would you drop Mikolas for Boyd or Ordorizzi? 12 Team Points league where Pitchers are HIGHLY valued.

    • Btdrnks says:
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      Or Peralta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Hmm… I’d jump to FP

  66. Justin Ralph says:
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    Drop Givens for Parker?

    • Cram It says:
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      Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  67. bacca72 says:
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    5×5 OBP, 12 team, Sv+Hlds.

    Turner down and I was already a hitter short.

    Drop Polanco for Hampson? M. Smith only other steals…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco who

      • bacca72 says:
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        Jorge polanco. My bad

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can lose Polanco

  68. Someone pissed in my Alphabet soup says:
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    Walker or Grichuck ros OPS league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gruichuk

  69. Fred says:
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    Yahoo 12 team H2H – should I drop either Miggy or Jake Bauers for Yandy Diaz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, hold for now

  70. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey, 10 team shallow mixed 5×5 roto league…1) which 2 you rolling with (no specific category needed, just looking for most value) Laureano, Yandy, R Zimm, Kepler? 2) Shoemaker a hold or still just a Streamer option in a shallow 10 teamer where guys like matz, wacha, boyd, eflin, fiers,etc etc type names all available? Loving what Shoe has done so far, though against cupcake matchups. Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Laureano, Zimm 2. Stream

  71. Ellis says:
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    I own: Cody Allen as a reserve closer, should I drop him for any of the following? Blake Parker, Morrow (and stash him), Swarzak, Romo, Boxberger, thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  72. OaktownSteve

    OaktownSteve says:
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    I told you, dude. Freddy might be the be best watch on the mound right now. It won’t all be like yesterday. He did snap off some quality breakers yesterday. He threw Puig like 7 straight fastballs and on each one you could see Puig get a little closer. Fouling them straight back. Just missing. Then he bounced a breaking ball two feet in front of the plate an Puig struck out.

    Here’s how much over thought I put in to the Matt Barnes situation. I drafted him really early in the draft season. Like early March or maybe even February. Somewhere there after I read a thing from the Boston beat where Cora had shown Barnes the Red Sox leverage index. Basically it’s like a rating for how much peril the pitchers are asked to pitch in. What Cora told Barnes was you pitched in as much high leverage as Kimbrel last year. I took that to actually be a bad sign. It said to me Cora was laying the ground work for “you’re not our closer but…” So I don’t think Barnes is going to get a traditional closer shot at all. Seems pretty clear with what happened yesterday. The next question is will he get any save shots. Will it be 50/50? Match up specific? Will Barnes get multi inning shots to give them a two inning save if he goes a clean 8th say? If I had to handicap right now I’d take a somewhat pessimistic view and put the over/under on Barnes saves at 12. Should be close to a hundred K reliever.

    My team where I have Barnes I also have Alvarado and Doolittle. Weird pen. I guess they’re all weird.

    One thing about streaming against KC, they do not strike out. They look pesky this year. I had Berrios and Gibson lined up there and I got meh and blech.

    I think there’s a possibility we’ll end up seeing a lot of Alford in the Toronto outfield before too long if he can show any kind of production. I think the weak link out there is McKinney. I think the left hand thing is the only thing that keeps him holding on, but I think he was kind of fluky last year. I’m not great at scouting hitting, but I am not super impressed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He looked sweet, FP for el presidente…

      If Barnes is a 100-K, 12 save closer, I’m fine with it, and would own him everywhere… I think he’ll have twice those saves as long as Kimbrel doesn’t appear in BoSox

      Yeah, KC is super pesky, like a mid-80s Cards team

      I like Alford for AL-Only, but he could hit .215

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        I hope you’re right about Barnes. I agree on Alford. There’s like a 25% chance he’s even useful. 1% breakout and the rest he’s unusable.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, totes

    • Keeks says:
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      Stopping by to say thanks, I’ve been watching FP super close and took a flier on him ever since your comment about him awhile back and I am happy I listened!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        Cool. Thanks dude. We’re in the boat together now

  73. zombie says:
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    Great recap, Grey! Sorry in advance.
    Looks as if Astudillo may just be getting far more bats than projected & potentially additional positional availability. In his Twins lineup, versus the Marlins, swapping him for our highly regarded & rated Alfaro is oh so tempting. Pick the scab? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Nah, hold

      • Chet says:
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        And Willians Astudillo continued his amazing hot streak, collecting hits in his first three at-bats — a single to right field, a single to left, and a double to center. It meant the third baseman/catcher had hits in six of his first seven at-bats of 2019, plus a sacrifice fly and a hit batsman, and though he grounded into two double plays later in the game, the legend of “La Tortuga” only grew.

        “What he does is special. The only other guy I can think of who does anything remotely like that — a little bit less unique than Willians — is Jose Altuve,” Garver said. “He barrels a lot of baseballs, he gets hits, he hits balls hard, he hits ball soft, and he’s [always] on base. It’s good. The Astros win a lot of games with a guy like that.”

  74. JollyRoger says:
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    Posey or Astudillo ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Posey

  75. aardvark says:
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    Voit or Christian walker

  76. prestige says:
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    Bryce Wilson droppable in 15 team NFBC with him being optioned to minors?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  77. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Grey,

    U dropping Pivetta for shoemaker? I feel like this is ahold in a mixed league, but if the shoe fits I feel like one should wear it

    • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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      what about Boyd?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        FP over Boyd, but I’d own both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  78. Lucky Dog says:
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    Ooh that smell….

    Thoughts on Jake Odorizzi?

    Apologies if he was in one of the write-ups & I missed it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He looked solid in 1st start, I’m sure I wrote him up then

      • Luxky Dog says:
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        Like I’m supposed to read the stuff you write? I’m here for the comments section, maaaaaaan. Sheesh.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  79. Bregxhit says:
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    @ Grey 11 team, 5×5 roto

    Are you starting Woodruff and Burnes v. CHC in next couple days?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not

  80. Thomas Petrone says:
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    who is the handcuff for Ozuna? Jose MArtinez or O’Neill?

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      supposedly it’s donkey brains (jose mart) but my guess is it’ll be both. i’m adding o’neill where possible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ma

  81. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Two quick questions for my fairly shallow 10 team 6×6 (OPS & Holds):

    1. Would you hold Barnes or would you ditching for Astudillo? I ready some pretty disturbing info on Barnes total inability to hit fastballs…

    2. Would it be crazy to cut Robbie Ray for Boyd? I don’t have anyone else to cut at the moment because we only have 1 IL spot and I’ve gotta carry Trea on my bench.

    Thanks, Homie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold 2. Hold

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        Thanks my dude!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  82. kilkennybrian says:
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    Braun and E5 were just dropped in 10 team 5×5-

    Must adds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  83. Wally Pipp says:
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    who u like this morning mets or nats?

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      due to the money line i’ll go WAS (the mess about -135 or so). actually i’d rather just take the over on 6.5 runs total.

      • Wally Pipp says:
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        yep i like the over and the nats.

        the nats manager is so stupid it hurts. hows is victor robles still hitting behind the pitcher? especially with turner injured. robles should eb batting second.

        • What's a Drexl? says:
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          yeah they’ve had a pretty good history of idiot managers (albeit dusty probably had aphasia or dementia or some other “tia” near the end there to blame it on) for a while.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Out of who?

  84. GC says:
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    10 team h2h points dynasty league. Owner of Vlad is open to selling and looking for pitching in return. My hitters are already pretty stacked, so he’s def not a necessity. But tough to not take a shot at acquiring baby Vlad. What caliber starter/prospect would you throw out there for him? I’ve got Berrios, Bieber, Cole, McCullers, Kershaw, Severino, Glasnow, Honeywell, Julio Urias, Soroka, Musgrove, German, Mize, Winn, Pearson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d send Bieber, McCullers, Urias or Glasnow for him

  85. Jah says:
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    which three should I start this week?

    Strasburg @ NYM (Syndegaard)
    Flaherty v. SD (Margevicius)
    Corbin @ NYM (Maatz)
    Arrieta v. MIN (Pineda)
    Wheeler v. WAS (Scherzer)

    Wins are 10-points a pop. I am wayyyy behind this week and probably not catching up. I feel like Syndegaard and Scherzer are too tough to bet against but do i really sit Strasburg?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strasburg @ NYM (Syndegaard)
      Flaherty v. SD (Margevicius)
      Corbin @ NYM (Maatz)

  86. Perfect Game says:
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    Glasnow or Boyd in standard roto using QS instead of W?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glasnow

  87. Jake says:
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    Hey Grey!!

    couple questions ill try and condense; for this team 5×5 roto:
    Alfaro, Shaw, Mondesi, Villar, Baez, Puig, Dahl, E. Rosario, Dom. Santana, Myers, Tatis Jr (bench bat)
    Pitchers- Marquez, Clevinger, Bieber, Paddack, Lucchesi, Glasnow, Ray RP: Hand, Yates, Hader, Will Smith, Alvarado

    would you:
    1. I know you recommend 6 starters, I have 7; drop Robbie Ray for another bench bat? Mancini, Wendle, Inciarte, Ohtani, Goodrum, maybe a deeper sleeper/flyer?
    2. Drop Robbie Ray for another closer? just watched Parker get scooped up…I could wait for the next bullpen shuffle somewhere and then drop and switch.
    3. drop someone thats not robbie ray?
    4. stand pat its too early u psycho stop scheming so much
    5. thank u very very much sire

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t need more bench bats

      • Jake says:
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        i do hate bench bats trust me im not one of those, however my HR/RBI totals have been my weakest link so far. so i brainstormed the idea of reinforcements

        I’ll hold for now until theres a real breakout that i cant refuse. Fredo Peralta may make an offer i cant refuse

        thanks grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  88. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Man Grey, you let Robertson off easy. 4 base runners (3 BB) w/o recording an out.

    NL-Only H2H 5×5
    Rosenthal has yet to record an out this year. We dropping him for Barraclough? Other available RP/Setup guys are Oberg, Wilson (MIL), Watson, Neshak, and Oh. I could also just go the SP route and get Pomz or Desclafani.

    Currently have M.A. Taylor on IL. When he’s activated, would you keep him over N. Walker? I could then drop one for C-Mart to put on IL. Or do you think it’s worth stashing C-Mart now before news is released? Who to drop between Walker and Taylor?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robertson sucks, and there will be plenty of time to point that out

      I’d go Barraclough

      I’d go Taylor

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        Ha!
        I’ll go grab Barraclough. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

        • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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          j.miller is right now getting the leverage 8th inning. albeit i don’t think he was used yesterday in that role when bearclaw was. i have exact similar decision in my own NL only. well i have k-rob/steck/sire of sandwiches of CUBS/kelly (who always every year spends time being awful but then at least another 4-6 weeks in a row being completely awesome) and probably need to drop at least one of edwards/steck to upgrade somewhere, miller could be one of the guys.

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        Wanted to clarify. Drop Taylor, or stick with him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, I’d go with Taylor

  89. Joey Bats says:
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    Was ilght on starting pitching and just pulled the trigger on sending Osuna, Ozuna, DeJong and Porcello ( to a cards fan) for Berrios, Carrasco and conforto. Great deal, fair or loss?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  90. Trickrey says:
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    Peralta over Matt strahm?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  91. Mike

    Mike says:
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    BOYD!

    Dude, Aaron Harang’s picture popped up on the Baseball Reference home page this morning and scared the living shit outta me. Guy looks like Bigfoot after a week-long bender.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t you mean Aaron Harambe?

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        Ha!

        • goodfold2 says:
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          man i haven’t thought about the harangatang in forever.

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            Probably for the best. Nightmare fuel.

            • Dave D says:
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              Ha! The 1978 Topps Bill Bonham card still haunts me from my boyhood days.

  92. Charlie says:
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    Grey,

    6×5, 10 team, h2h, including ops. Definitely intrigued by Boyd and Freddy Peralta. Also someone just dropped Steven Matz. I have one last roster move for the week. Drop anyone for Boyd, Peralta or Matz? Thanks!!

    Below is my team.

    C – Molina
    1b – Goldschmidt
    2b – Albies
    3b – Arenado, Eduardo Escobar
    ss – Mondesi, Villar
    of – Trout, Yelich, Acuna, Dahl, Mazara, Santana

    sp – Scherzer, Corbin, Marquez, Lucchesi, Kikuchi, Glsanow, Musgrove, Woodruff
    rp – Alvarado, Barnes, Greene

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is Escobar a bench bat? Lose him for Matz

      • Charlie says:
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        Yes, a bench bat. I have Arenado as my starter at third and he backs him up, and I have Mondesi and Villar at ss and he backs them up. If I lose Escobar I won’t have anyone else on my roster who plays 3b.

        Another option available, although he’s a bat, is Hampson.

        Is my best move still lose Escobar for Matz?

        • Cram It says:
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          He’s a bench bat, lose him for 3 days.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You don’t need bench bats if you’re trying to get an SP on your team

          • Charlie says:
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            I don’t need a sp, but if someone drops a good sp and he happens to become available I won’t hesitate to stockpile and deal with the surplus later. I already have 8 sp. Is Matz worth the add and drop Escobar?

            Scherzer, Corbin, Marquez, Lucchesi, Kikuchi, Glsanow, Musgrove, Woodruff

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Then you can hold, but I’d want an extra SP over an extra bench bat

              • Charlie says:
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                Gotcha. Matz it is. Lol I don’t JUST come here for just the beautiful mustache on your face.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  But a nice addition!

                  • Charlie says:
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                    Ha, indeed!

                    Thanks, Grey!!!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

  93. Gotime says:
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    Some bench players in a 6×6 H2H cats league :
    McNeil (Mets), Ed Escobar, Kyle Gibson,
    you dropping any to pick up FPeralta Boyd? ($0 – $99 FAAB budget with $0 bids allowed)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Escobar for FP

  94. happyharry says:
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    Hey Grey, 12 team, H2H, 6X6..Would you drop Strahm or Glasnow for any of :
    Peralta, Woodruff, German, Boyd, Shoemaker?? Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strahm for FP

  95. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Start Yu today at the ATL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  96. Cram It says:
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    Today’s fun fact: 87 Boyd questions, 62 Peralta questions, with the Venn diagram middle amounting to 48 “Boyd or Peralta?” questions.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  97. H says:
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    Can you tell me how my staff looks right now? 10 team, H2H Saves and Holds are seperate categories.

    Also who would you drop to add Freddy Peralta and Parker?

    I’m guessing Watson and Kelly but that leaves me with almost zero Holds. First year adding Holds as a category and it’s got me baffled on how to build a team of both closers and MR for Holds. Thank you very much.

    SP Marquez, Greinke, Lester, J.A. Happ, Paddack, Burnes, Musgrove. DL Severino

    Closers/MR LeClerc, Allen, Holland, Romo, Minter, Watson, Joe Kelly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Watson for FP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Staff doesn’t look great…Old and risky

  98. Ace of Spades says:
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    Grey

    14 team keeper mixed auction.
    The team that owns Treat Urner needs a SS and I can use a 2b, as I will soon show you. He offered me Schoop for Tatis Jr. Tatis is currently a bench player till Machado gets his 20 games at third.
    My offense is:
    Abreu 1B
    L Gurriel 2B
    Escobar 3B
    Machado SS
    Molina C
    Cruz DH
    Mondesi utl inf
    Guzman utl inf.

    Vladdy and Tatis are both on my bench.

    Again, the current plan is to bench or cut escobar once Manny can go to third and move tatis in. Vladdy will eventually replace Guzman.

    when I touch my WWGD ( what would Grey do ) wrist band, I get the sense that I should definitely hold. The only reason I am looking for confirmation on this is because in the player rater, Schoop is actually rated higher than Tatis. Their is absolute crap available at 2b on the wire. Is Schoop upgrade over L Grurriel worth Tatis? Is my Razz instincts that are yelling for me to hold correct?

    Thanks in advance for advice and thanks infinity for all you guys do at this site

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold, No problem

  99. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Toronto sent Alford back to AAA..there going with Socrates Burrito..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice autocorrect

      • William Hung says:
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        That’s his nickname now

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotta be

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        Autocorrect, what autocorrect, it’s like me calling Anibal, Annabelle. Socrates is Burrito.lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, nice nickname for Socrates, it’s sticking!

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            Cool, thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  100. Big Timmy says:
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    Deep league CI: C. Walker, O’Hearn, Rowdy or (don’t laugh) Hanley Ramirez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      o’hearn if anybody is the only one that might be laughable in that question, based on other nearly exact questions the last 2-3 days, including my own.

  101. Luke says:
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    Castelleanos or Correa season long?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correa

  102. Thomas Petrone says:
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    would you pickup Teoscar Hernandez to replace either Ramon Laureano or Franmil Reyes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  103. Scrapski says:
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    Grey!
    I see Dominic Smith went 1 for 1 with a run scored and a rbi last night. Might win platooner of the year. Ironically, the only award Tehol (errr…LT Murray IV) didn’t give him!
    Love me my LT tho…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who doesn’t love Tehol?

  104. Wally Pipp says:
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    stras is going off today $

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks good!

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      thor too, for him since like june last year this has to be a top 3 start at least. i’m about to trade him for kluber and damn i wanted this to be easier.

  105. William Hung says:
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    not everyday can be Christmas for Mondesi – 0/3 with 3Ks so far

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Still early!

      • William Hung says:
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        since my league counts Ks for batters, it hurts me more than standard roto – but i would love it for him to single and steal in his 4th AB – chill with the triples amirite?????

        • Cram It says:
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          He’s going to K 150 times, doesn’t matter how they’re broken up.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            This is true

  106. BlackShoesBasicBluesNoNamesAllGame says:
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    Hey Grey!

    9 Team 5×5 Roto, with 30 max transactions for the year. Looking to maybe improve my pitching.

    Would you:
    1. Drop Piscotty or Inciarte for Musgrove, Peralta, Woodruff, or Boyd to bolster starting pitching; or
    2. Drop Piscotty or Inciarte for Parker, Strop, or Swarzak for saves; or
    3. Hold Piscotty and Inciarte

    My team:
    C: Castillo
    1B: Hoskins
    2B: Baez
    3B: Chapman
    SS: Bogaerts
    OF: Betts, Conforto, McCutchen
    Util: Alonso
    Bench: Jimenez, Vlad, Inciarte, Piscotty

    SP: Verlander, Paxton, Clevinger, Glasnow, Lucchesi, Urias
    RP: Diaz, Greene

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  107. Random Dude says:
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    Marco Gonzales or Trevor Williams ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      MG

  108. Maximumxpower says:
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    Drop Giolito, Wacha, or Trevor Richards for Freddy Peralta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giolito

  109. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    Meanwhile, Spencer Turnbull Ks 10 Royals…makes sense.

    How long does Victor Robles stick at the 9 spot with Trea gone for awhile? Does this make too much sense to move him up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can we send someone nearby to a Nats game with a 400-foot sign that says move Robles up? We need to make this happen

      • MattTruss

        MattTruss says:
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        I mean, should only be a matter of time before Eaton is hurt and out for 3 months, so we have that I suppose. Then Dozier will probably move up…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We need Robles leadoff!

      • Perfect Game says:
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        Dozier hitting .095 with no R, RBI, HR. Robles hitting .316 with 2 HR. It must be complicated.

        • MattTruss

          MattTruss says:
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          You wouldn’t understand…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

      • Perfect Game says:
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        Also, Robles has the highest OBP of anyone on the team not named Rendon or Soto.

        For counting stats sake, move him up already!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I know!

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      SON loved the turnbull start (for deep leagues anyway, where $5 is an easy stream), i did it for 3 of them. will continue to stream each and every pitcher against KC all year probably.

  110. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    H2H pts league: if I were to keep only one of these P’s, who should it be?

    Lester or Freeland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can I say neither? Lester

      • Josh Freeman says:
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        HA! That’s what I was thinking!!
        Would you mind ranking the top three P’s from this list?

        Alcantara, Musgrove, Urena, Wacha, T.Williams, Urias

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Musgrove, Urias, Wacha

  111. big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty H2H 5×5 OBP

    Trade my meadows/Maeda for moncada/berrios

    • big league choo says:
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      *peraza/meadows/Maeda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  112. jon says:
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    UUUURGGHHHHH Paxton :(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eek

  113. Someone pissed in my Alphabet soup says:
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    Please rank ros or did i?

    Glasnow, Shoemaker, Peralta, Boyd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks good

  114. Jason Murray says:
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    Which one seems more likely…Frankie Montas keeps pitching like his first start or Christian Walker keeps hitting like his first week? Maybe I drop Yandy Diaz and keep both? I need to make a decision which one to keep in a 12 team H2H league. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker over the other two

  115. U most says:
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    Niko is having a great day! ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drink up!

  116. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Yesterday I asked you about filling in my 2B/SS off the waiver wire with Turner out for 4-to-6 weeks. I have an owner that will part ways with Kike Hernandez for David Robertson. Make the trade, or, hold onto Robertson and just pick up Marte or Swanson off waivers.

    Anythehoo, did a six-hour road trip yesterday and listened to the XL Hip Hop satellite radio station most of the time. There’s a lot of good songs out there right now that I need to share.

    Thanks!

    -Poop

  117. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Parker or Holland? Parker or Hicks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holland… Hicks

  118. aardvark says:
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    Is Eddie Rodriguez a hold in a QS league? He looks the same as last year, every at bat is a full count and he just doesn’t look too good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m sure there’s other options

    • 183414 says:
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      That’s exactly as I feel. Can’t believe I drafted him. Always loads the bases. Shoemaker/Alcantara/Chirinos available and I actually prefer all of them to EdRod.

  119. peacecoast says:
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    Yankees suck at the moment.

    At the Orioles home opener. Not sold out. Not even close.

    Haven’t even heard of half their team. Rio Ruiz??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The Ruiz River? You’re seeing it? In person? Take pics, please

      • peacecoast says:
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        ya I am here right now. Wish there was a way to upload pics here. Actually then I would probably send dick pics.

        Voit is in a bad place. Trying to pull everything. That’s not him.

        • peacecoast says:
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          gleyber just hit a 3 run shot! Paxton has a chance for the W.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Did you go to Hampsterdam yet?

            • peacecoast says:
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              Wasn’t that a joke? Is that like a thing?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t send dick pics, thank you

          • peacecoast says:
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            Emailing you pics

            • hondo says:
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              Off Hamsterdicks?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Dude, you’re like 600 feet from home plate… It’s the O’s was it a hard ticket to get?

              • peacecoast says:
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                I’m just a cheap bastard. There were lots of better seats.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Cheap *and* lazy…You could prolly just walk down to the 1st row

                  • peacecoast says:
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                    I left, and missed my boy Voit homer. I’m such a loser.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Boooooo, go back!

          • peacecoast says:
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            Lol they boo Davis when he strikes out.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              They must boo a lot

  120. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    For Saves, should I drop Hicks for Parker? In another league, should I drop Holland for Parker?

    • William Hung says:
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      is this the same question as above – just phrased differently?

    • Moscowitz says:
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      He answered your questions a few posts prior to this one. Why would you ask the same question again?

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        Sorry. I thought it had been missed since several subsequent posts were answered first.

    • peacecoast says:
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      Hey aren’t you my accountant?

  121. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey,

    Please rank Stripling, Matz, Stroman, Rodon and Arrieta ROS?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz, Stripling

      • William Hung says:
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        interesting… I was thinking of making this same swap (stripling for Matz) earlier today

  122. NYC says:
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    What the heck is up with EdRod?

    Spent $11 on auction for him… can’t drop him already right? Incredibly enough Matz just became available in my league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t drop him yet

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      me too (20 team start up dynasty, got him for 11), also got matz for like 2.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        but we had 400 budget, so it’d be like me winning him for 7 if i was in your league.

  123. zach jany says:
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    EdRod getting lit up. Would u drop him, eovaldi, or skaggs to pick up boyd?

    • zach jany says:
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      And would u take montas over any of those 3?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I don’t love Montas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d give him another start, but losing faith

  124. Play Ball says:
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    Grey,

    I know the Yankees lineup is a mess from injuries, but Stanton and Hicks will be back soon enough. Even without them and losing Andujar probably for the season, the lineup is still pretty good.

    As a Voit owner, I’m having some doubts about him even though it’s early. He hasn’t done anything since the first game of the season and has been slotted 3rd and 4th in the order. Bird is now hitting better than him! I think I’m about ready to pull the plug and swap him for Alonso. Should I or should I hold and wait this out?

    • peacecoast says:
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      Form Peter Alonso I would swap. Not Yonder

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, I’d want Alonso over VOit, for sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

      • Perfect Game says:
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        Wait…you said you would want Alonso over Voit for sure and then you said hold for now (not swap Voit for P. Alonso).

        Now I’m confused. Swap or hold?

        BTW, Voit hits a HR right after I complained about him. Maybe I should complain more often.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Alonso over Voit, I wouldn’t make a switch, it’s six of one, half dozen of another

    • 183414 says:
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      Don’t give up on Andujar just yet. I drafted Andujar and Glyber on 4 of my 7 drafted teams. They, along with Judge, were the heart and soul of the Yankees last year/ at 21 and 23 yrs. old.
      Unbelievably mature and awesome young men. All 3 of the above.
      Eduardo sucks, can’t wait any more.

  125. Al KOHOLIC says:
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    Chris David 0-3 3 k’s. I think I’d retire if I was him but he is collecting a fat paycheck for all those wiffs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he gets paychecks even if he retires (maybe not)

  126. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    Happy Gleybar day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Fundle Bundle Life says:
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      dude remembered what his prospect ranking was a short time ago “hey that was ME that high up on that large list”

  127. 183414 says:
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    Stupid question ? Would you drop Eduardo for any of Alcantara/Shoemaker/Chirinos.

    Drafted him on my 1st team, but always have thought that he was overrated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try to hold

      • 183414 says:
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        It’s hard to, but I hear you. Every game he starts, for the last couple of years and this year already, I’m anxious before the game. I know I’d be selling low, and buying high, but I don’t even think his upside is that special.
        If Chirinos is going to start and throw 5 innings, I like his ratios much better than ERod’s.
        Guess I was looking for affirmation/confirmation. haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like Ed-Rod, need to give him another start or two

          • 183414 says:
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            okey dokey. Thanks. There’s a reason I read you.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  128. hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Happy Freddy Peralta day! Would you drop either Jon Gray, Urias or Gibson for Peralta in a 12-team, 5×5 league with QS instead of W?

    The other option would be to drop Buxton, but I so want to believe that the breakout is coming soon…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey, hanklongball!

      Buxton

  129. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Drop Ian Kennedy for Jeffress in a saves only league? Yoan Lopez, Brasier, Joe Jimenez, Archie Bradley also available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d hold for a few

  130. i don't want to brag but i got irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    alright, this one i’ve never seen. i get “closer by committee” and all that, but BAL is listed at depthcharts with literally FIVE guys splitting closer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I know, it’s goofy

  131. i don't want to brag but i got irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    super deep league wright or b.farmer (holds and save separate)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Wright

      • i don't want to brag but i got irritable bowel syndrome says:
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        yeah i already have him. he’s one of the 5. buck (my name is buck and i’m here to F) farmer has been doing well though. of course the same goofy magic that allows that universe also have soylent greene i believe not having gotten his 5th save, and allowing i believe his FIRST baserunner across those 5.

  132. peacecoast says:
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    chapman gonna blow this thing?

    • peacecoast says:
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      by blow I was being selfish and meant Paxton’s win

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  133. DonnieB says:
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    I will never draft someone named Eduardo again after thinking I stole Escobar at $2 and Rodriquez at $4. They are killing me. You still in on both? Rodriquez was sleep walking through his outing today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t drop Ed-Rod after 2 starts

  134. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    a.gordon or o’neill (need a LF with stanton out) for 15 teamer with stanton out. had nabbed schebler but his elves ain’t putting in any work lately. ozuna is why i’m thinking o’neill at all here. i also have desmond for LF/1B (and cron at 1B). so even if jose mart gets that spot o’neill will also get more at bats for sure if ozuna is out. and jose mart can’t field at all so o’neill SHOULD be getting more.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon

  135. FrankGrimes says:
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    Alford was optioned. One game ha why even bother?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jays are dumb

    • i don't want to brag but i got irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      seriously. damn. why even though, exactly. oh, shit, this might be helpful for a 30 teamer (brand new catcher starter that can’t be owned). but i already have mathis, what to do.

      • i don't want to brag but i got irritable bowel syndrome says:
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        oh, my eyes are screwed from tired, alFORD, not alfaro. yeah they pulled the old “hockey call up” on him. it’s rare in baseball to even do that one. in hockey it happens all the time.

  136. Nightpandas says:
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    Drop Healy or JBJ for Laureano ? He just hit the wire in a 15 team partial keeper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Healy

  137. Alex says:
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    Sooner or later I’m going to need to trade a bench bat for an SP.

    Would you trade Nelson Cruz and Stripling for Clevinger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

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

    Is this offer Way too much?

    My votto/bell/bader for Alonso/strop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bit much

  139. Dancin Homer says:
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    Need to free up 1-2 roster spots to activate Swarzak & ideally allow for some SP streaming.

    Would you drop Domingo Germain and/or Shoemaker?

    Also, drop D. Jansen for Astudillo?

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoemaker — Sure, Astudillo, kinda push tho on both

  140. OaktownSteve says:
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    I think I was clear on this all off season, but I really like Max Fried.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He looks dope

    • Moneyball says:
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      I got him for $3 in my 14 team (must start 6 SP) league. Someone had the nerve to take my $1 to $2!

      So eeeeeaaaasy to find stud pitchers.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yup!

  141. Let's Play Two says:
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    Would you trade E. Rosario for K. Bryant?

    Rosario is in a better lineup and hitting cleanup behind Cruz. Bryant is injury prone and hits second – not as man RBI opportunities and in a weaker lineup. HR probably a wash, but Rosario may best him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Let’s Play Two says:
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        Yes, trade E. Rosario for Bryant or Yes Rosario may best him. :-)

  142. FrankGrimes says:
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    Schebler finally gets a hit…
    Hot Schomato Alert!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  143. Andrew Mellars says:
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    My RPs blow…..I have D Robertson and J Hicks. Kimbrel is still on the bench too….Would you add Colome, M Barnes, S Greene, Swarzak or B Parker instead of D Rob?

    • Andrew Mellars says:
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      Also, would you drop Boyd, Happ, Kikuchi, Peacock or Glasnow for Freddy P?

  144. Scooterboy says:
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    Grey, my current rotation consist of:

    Walker Buehler
    German Marquez
    Eduardo Rodriguez
    Joey Lucchesi
    zach Elfin
    Marcus Stroman
    J.A. Happ
    Dereck Rodriguez
    Matt Strahm

    Trevor Richards, Freddy Peralta, and Matt Shoemaker are all available in my league. What would be your recommendations? Should I pick up all 3, and if so, who would you recommend I drop. Thanks !!

    • Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      he’d def say drop stroman and has lately said drop strahm for at least freddy P and shoemaker. he’d probably also say drop d-rod, so that’s drop those 3 for the 3 you show.

  145. kilkennybrian says:
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    Time to drop Givens in a 10 teamer? May not be the closer, crappy team, and he’s crappy right now himself.

    • Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      hell yeah. probably better FA guys in a 10.

  146. Whirlaway says:
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    Grey, I need one Util in 8 team espn pts league… Muncy, Moncada, Kike, Miggy, Mazara, Joc or Aguilar?

    Thanks!

  147. Let Us Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    i’m seeing that apparently otani is ahead of schedule, which is obviously whatever since people say that stuff all the time whether it’s true or not, but the interesting point also mentioned is he’s throwing. now, since he’ll (i thought previously) NEVER need to throw all year might they be planning on finally using him at least some of the time in the OF here? he was an OF in japan the whole time (at least some of the time). this (esp for yahoo) could be a VERY big deal. i already literally now own him in every non dynasty i’m in (and one dynasty too), having him as an OF in addition could be very very nice.

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