The Mets started Jerry “Mathers As The” Blevins yesterday (as a starter; not because the Mets are ‘bullpenning’ but because they are bullsh*tting), taking advantage of the Mets waving the white (person sitcom star) flag was everyone on the Dodgers.  First up, Enrique Hernandez (3-for-6, 3 runs, hitting .232) as he hit his 11th and 12th homer in Metco.  Or as Jesse Jackson would say, “Kike homered in Jaime town.”  By the by, players who Hernandez has more homers than (this is gonna make you cry):  Jose Abreu, Bregman, Dozier, Ozuna, Matt Chapman and Smoak, to name but a few.  I’ve been rocking Enrique — sounds Enrisqué! — for the whole year in an NL-Only league, but he doesn’t play every day (unlike all those schmohawks he’s besting on power).  Next up, Cody Bellinger (2-for-5, hitting .239) as he hit his 14th and 15th homer.  I get the sense that people think Cody’s absolutely bombing out his sophomore year.  Not close.  He’s not repeating his great rookie year (yet), but he is top 75-ish on the Player Rater and could easily be top 30 on the year with one extended hot streak.  Lastly, Max Muncy (2-for-5) hit his 15th homer, or as I like to call him, This Year’s Chris Taylor.  Muncy is having a legitimate breakout, or the Dodgers are slowly poisoning Taylor to make Muncy look great for a case of Muncyhausen By Proxy.  I think it’s the former, but a teamster smoking may not be the only one leaning on the latter.  To buy Muncy’s breakout, you have to buy a near-30% HR/FB, but he is top 35 for exit velocity, top 10-ish for hard contact percentage, and 2nd for Barrels.  What does all this mean?  The breakout looks real and beautiful.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Clayton Kershaw – 3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 2.94, in his first and final rehab start vs. the Mess.  Kershaw looked ready to go for a major league matchup next time, when he faces a team that isn’t rostering Jose Bautista, Todd Frazier and Uncle Fester.

Rich Hill – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.30.  Visual metaphor alert!  A TNT fuse is burning rapidly.  The fuse has nearly reached the TNT, which is on top of Hill’s blister.

Noah Syndergaard – Threw off the mound today, which puts him about a week away from rehab starts, and two weeks from returning.  Not that the Mets need him, they started The Blevins.  Everything’s fine.  *insert meme of burning room*

Asdrubal Cabrera – 2-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .274.  I’m happy for Asdrubal, I am, but the Mets got me annoyed AF.  Yesterday, they said they want to give Jose Reyes (0-for-5, hitting .170) more at-bats at the expense of Amed Rosario.  That’s right, a guy who could be a future star benched for a guy who leaves people seeing stars.

Dylan Covey – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.45, or ERA at ShE if you’re reading this upside down on a calculator.  The Regression Fairies are regulating Covey for eating that dolphin meat, and I’m here for it.

Carlos Rodon – 8 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.70.  Stream-o-Nator loved this start of his, and likes his next one.  Basically, any start where he’s not facing the Indians, we’ll take it!

Yolmer Sanchez – 2-for-4 and a slam (5) and legs (7).  I owned Yolmer for the last five days after I dropped Odor, then, yesterday morning I was like, “Why do I own Yolmer?” and dropped him prior to this game.  *ties self to train tracks, 1920’s era comedian tries to rescue me*  No, let me be!  And your fast motion is making me nauseous!

Yoan Moncada – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 6 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .228.  I wonder if Moncada’s ears are ringing because people are non-stop talking about him, usually about dropping him.  By the by, I Googled “Means someone’s talking about you,” and literally everything means that:  ringing ears, itchy nose, itchy ears…  What if people are talking about you, but they’re saying, “He needs to see a doctor because of his itchy nose and ringing ears.”

Jake Odorizzi – 1 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.97.  More like Jake Rougned Odorizzi.  Amiright?!

Jose Berrios – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.15 vs. Bartolo Colon – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.72.  This matchup was billed as, “A guy who sounds like a flavor of fruit punch vs. The Kool-Aid Man.”

Domingo Santana – Optioned to Triple-A.  The writing was on the wall for Sunday Santana since they went out and traded for Yelich.  Then, when they signed Cain…Sugar!, someone performing community service was ordered to wash down the writing on the wall because The State deemed it unnecessary to leave the writing on the wall since it was so obvious Sunday was doomed.  This Sunday is not funday.  Prospector Ralph texted me that the Brewers should trade Domingo to the Rays for Archer, and I said it made sense, then Ralph said, “Wanna hear why I won’t be buying from legalized dispensaries?” and I said, “Not right now, Ralph.”

Travis Shaw – Exited yesterday’s game with wrist soreness that has been lingering.  Yuck, my least favorite lingering since malingering.  This smells of a DL stint.

Jhoulys Chacin – 4 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA up to 3.82.  The Regression Fairies love the strong female characters of Killing Eve, can’t believe the amount of calories in a Chipwich, and will destroy your ratios.

Miles Mikolas – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.69.  He gave up two 1st inning runs, and I thought we were going for yet another subpar start after his last two, but, he stopped the bleeding, and now we can go into his next start vs. the Braves with some faux confidence.

Jordan Lyles – Didn’t start on Saturday when he felt forearm tightness.  Or as Jordan dejectedly said, “Amman.”

Manuel Margot – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting near-.400 in the last week.  I wouldn’t move Ted Williams’ Frozen Head into the microwave just yet, but Margot is definitely worth grabbing.

Brad Hand – 1/3 IP, 2 ER and his 4th blown save, and 5th run allowed in the last four appearances.  Bad, Hand, bad.  You should own Yates, but I doubt he becomes the closer without this Hand being dealt (pun points!).

Dereck Rodriguez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.82.  This was a straight Stream-o-Nator call, and Dereck’s next one is dreck, so avoid.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.86.  You before the game, “Should be a nice and easy matchup for Ed-Rod.”  You after the game, “Hello, do you have diapers the size of a bed?  Great, can I have one delivered to Eduardo Rodriguez’s house?”

Mitch Moreland – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting near-.475 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Chris Sale – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 hits, 1 BB, 13 Ks, ERA at 2.56.  Last year at this point, Sale had a 2.61 ERA.  Sale’s marked down!

Mike Leake – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.11.  I feel like this start will be quoted in Gamblers Anonymous.  “I was on such a good run that I put a G on Mike Leake in Fenway, and won it.  So, I was able to buy back my kid’s braces from that pawn shop.  Then, I bet everything, plus my kid’s kidney, on Marco Gonzales.  Now I’m selling blowies for money!”

Trevor Bauer – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.44.  I’ve mentioned this before (many times), but I do my rankings in a vacuum.  No, I don’t shrink myself and jump into Jarrod or Sam Dyson’s mouth.  What I mean is I do my rankings without looking at anyone else’s.  Of course, afterwards I look to see where I’m with the field and where I’m far afield.  Before I look, there’s some players I think I’m going to be relatively close to consensus on, and others I know I will be on my own.  With Bauer?  I honestly thought everyone would’ve saw what he did in the 2nd half last year, and been excited for him.  I did not expect to be so far above everyone else.  This makes me think a lot of people just look at where others rank a guy and adjust from there.  So, when the consensus said 170 for Bauer, if someone liked him, they put him around 150 and moved on.  In conclusion, I am literally the only person ranking players outside of groupthink.

Francisco Lindor – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .296.  As much as I wish I owned Jo-Ram, it is kinda #firstplaceteamproblems since Lindor has not been bad at all.  On our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater, Lindor is easy top ten, pushing top five overall.

Jose Ramirez – 3-for-4, 2 runs and a slam (23) and legs (12), hitting .296.  Member the game where you’d put your hand on the ground, then someone would put their hand on top of it, and you put your other hand on top of theirs, and then they’d put their 2nd hand on top of your 2nd hand and the game was to keep pulling out the bottom hand and placing it on top?  Jo-Ram and Lindor are playing that game with baseball.

Jason Kipnis – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 7th homer.  Definitely the Garbage Pail Kid, Snoozy Lucy, but hitting near-.333 with multiple homers in the last week.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 18th homer.  The whole Indians offense is super-charged on Fanta right now.

Caleb Smith – Left the game with shoulder tightness.  Careful how big your “aw shucks” is at this news; it’ll say more about the state of your team than you might want.

Derek Dietrich – 4-for-5, 2 runs and his 11th homer, and 3rd homer in as many games, hitting .302.  I do like Dietrich, likely more than I should, but this weekend he was in Coors, so that log may be rolling the lumberjack soon — I just made up that expression, but it’s good, right?  C’mon, lie to me!

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer.  I’d love to show you the Eiffel Tower I’ve constructed out of styrofoam peanuts but the glue is air drying by the window–NOOOO!!!  Torenado!!!

Nick Senzel – Just as it looked like Senzel was on the bullet train from Louisville to Cincy, he tore his pointer finger tendon and needs season-ending surgery.  At least this should curb his vertigo since he can no longer point out blondes by the Golden Gate bridge.

Anthony DeSclafani – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.09, and he pitchslapped a grand slam off Duensing, who apparently is not a machine, again, he is not a Duensing, Duensing, Duensing machine.  DeSclafani, mansplainly, is interesting to me in deep leagues, but I can’t imagine any circumstances where I trust him for mixed leagues.  Not for at least another month of starts.

Jesse Winker – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .262, .376 OBP.  It was a pinch hit homer, because the Reds just have too many weapons to be playing Winker.  I mean, c’mon, Adam Duvall’s hitting .203 with a .284 OBP.  You can’t bench that.

Yu Darvish – Will begin a rehab assignment today in Low-A South Bend.  I prefer the South Bend of Yog-A.

Mike Montgomery – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.39 and pitchslapped by pinch hitter pitcher, Michael Lorenzen.  At least the Reds have good hitting pitchers.  Two inherited runners scored on Montgomery to make his line look worse than it was.  Serious question, if Montgomery is pitching this well, why would you ever replace him with Darvish?

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .237.  HR to the Rizzo!  And tying the fire emoji home run pace of Enrique Hernandez.

Arodys Vizcaino – Hit the DL with shoulder inflammation.  This proves we can’t have anything nice.  We meaning me and the chalk outlines around all of my relievers.  Two weeks ago, “Not saying I’m dominating, but Kelvin Herrera, Morrow, Vizcaino and Strickland are doing work!”  Now, a cardboard sign on corner of San Vicente and Olympic, “Will work for a closer.”  When the closerpocalypse picks up steam, nothing’s stopping that storm front, huh?  I’d grab A.J. Minter and Dan Winkler, in that order.

Ozzie Albies – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th steal, hitting .264.  Albies did something and it didn’t involve a home run?  Crazy.  Dr. Dre’s fantasy team, Albeez Nuts, must’ve had a nice Sunday.

Julio Teheran – 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.52.  On Saturday, Teheran gave up a grand slam in the 1st to hot schmotato, Mark Trumbo — Schmbo? — and really never found his groove after that, or before it, except for a few games sprinkled in.

Mark Trumbo – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  I don’t usually mention pinch hit homers, but Trumbo now has five homers in the last week.  Absolutely grab him in all leagues.  Yes, even that one.

Sonny Gray – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 4.93.  He’s been a salve for my ulcer that he helped caused, because now I see him and it’s soothing to realize I no longer own him when he gets lit up by the Rays.

Domingo German – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.40.  How did German look yesterday?  Narrator, “The year was 1949, the Allies were splitting up parts of Germany.  This part of Berlin to East Germany, that part of Berlin to the West, this part of Sauerkrautenfurter to the East, that part of Bratwurstneinbonn to the West.”  Everything was hit hard yesterday off German, and that’s against the fierce combo of Adeiny Hechavarria and PTBNL.  German gets the Sawx next, and I’d look elsewhere in most mixed leagues.

Miguel Andujar – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, and only one home run off the pace of Enrique Hernandez!

Giancarlo Stanton – 5-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .262.  The “Giancarlo Can’t Hit On The Yankees” Choir was playing to sold out shows in April, and now they can barely find someone to open the amphitheater’s doors for their shows.  Sad.

Gary Sanchez – Likely headed to the DL with a tight groin.  Something none of his owners can complain of.

Jake Bauers – 2-for-6, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  He was in Friday’s Buy and in the video above, and might be in next Friday’s Buy too.  Apparently, with Jake Bauers, time is not running out.

Marcus Stroman – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 6.80, as he returned from the DL; Aaron Sanchez was placed on the DL, and Geoffrey Zakarian was Chopped.  Stroman looked great on Saturday, better than he had all year, which is saying very little.  He’s been dealing with shoulder inflammation and fatigue since February, and I don’t have high hopes for him like Stroman can’t reach high shelves.

Sam Gaviglio – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.98 and he was relieved by Joe Biagini.  Is this like in Goodfellas when Paulie buys the bar?  Are the Italians taking the pitchers out of the back of the Jays’ clubhouse and moving their guys into the front?

Devon Travis – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, and third homer in the last ten games, and has a hit in eight of his last ten games, and I’m really struggling to make him sound appealing, is it obvious?

Kendrys Morales – 1-for-1 and his 8th homer, and third homer in the last five games.  Similar sitch as Trumbo.  Not entirely sure why the Jays aren’t playing Kendrys, because he’s smoking hot, but this was a pinch hit homer off Hansel Robles, who the Mets Jokey Smurf’d over to the Angels.

Tyler Skaggs – He’s been cleared for Monday.  Movie trailer voice, ominously, “But is Monday cleared for him?”

Garrett Richards – Will throw a bullpen session on Monday.  If his elbow/shoulder/forearm are attached to his torso afterwards, he will return next week.

Clay Buchholz – 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.56.  What’s even more remarkable than how Buchholz is throwing is that he knows when you’re looking at him on waivers and not picking him up, while waiting to explode on your team right after you do grab him.  Incredible!

David Peralta – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .278.  Damn, way above that Enrique Hernandez pace!

Joe Musgrove – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.59, and the game was (luckily) interrupted by rain.  Too bad Musgrove’s owners didn’t get a little serendiPPDy.  *sees Musgrove’s next start is vs. the Padres, sees what he’s done in his last starts against less than stellar teams*  Damn, you pay me to make the tough calls — and by ‘pay’ I mean ‘not pay’ — but even with all that non-paid money on the line, I don’t know what I’d do here.  I guess I’d hold Musgrove for one more start vs. the Padres, but it depends on options at this point.

Anthony Rendon – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, and 3rd homer in the last four games.  Your opportunity to buy low is slip slidin’ away.  Slip slidin’ away.

Aaron Nola – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.58 vs. Erick Fedde – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.91.  This matchup was billed as Mardi Gras, because it was, as the Spanish say, Nola con Fedde.

Rhys Hoskins – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (11) and legs (4).  All hail Rhysus!  Praise be, praise be.

Seranthony Dominguez – 1/3 IP, 2 ER in the 8th inning.  I mean, maybe, just maybe, the Phillies relievers are rebelling from being brought into the game anywhere from the 5th thru 9th inning.  I hope that’s the reason that they all are a mess.

Nick Pivetta – 5 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.06.  Whew, that was a scary matchup vs. the Nats.  Glad that’s over with!  *sees his next matchup is again vs. the Nats*  Oh, eff me and these unbalanced schedules.

Yuli Gurriel – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .306, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Not saying he bathed himself in the magical elixir that is Moises Alou’s urine and that’s why his wrist is suddenly better, but I’m not not saying it either.  Absolutely worth grabbing if he’s out there in your league.

Alex Bregman – 0-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .259.  In the middle of the game, he shaved his mustache off to change his luck.   Did Fabio shave his head to change his luck?  What kind of monster takes the fruit of God’s nectar that is blessed on a man’s lip and willfully shaves it?  You don’t cut any hair on your body ever, you manage it with aplomb!  For shaving the blessed hairfruit, may Bregman’s career take a 15-year downturn, then surface again as a Russian spy in a character drama on FX.

   
  1. Long Bawls says:
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    That Lyles joke isreal funny, but syriasly I bet some people are gonna complain it didn’t wholly land.

  2. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft: 6×6.

    Start Joey Lucchesi this week? @Tex, vs Pit

    Thanks!

  3. aardvark says:
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    Drop Puig or kinsler for Muncy?

    • aardvark says:
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      @aardvark: actually, drop Puig, kinsler, or Devers for Muncy?

      • Succos Baseball says:
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        @aardvark:
        Kinsler

    • Cram It says:
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      @aardvark: How is Muncy still available? Kinsler is garbage.

      • aardvark says:
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        @Cram It: someone dropped him for some reason

  4. JakeTPE says:
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    Grey!

    Hope you had a good weekend. Always good to get your take on the action!

    I finally dropped Schoop (who leaves us all needing mouthwash this season!) for Bauers (who also has a .914 OPS through his first 17 games, small sample size).

    Schoop has been on my bench the last month or so as Escobar’s been great at 2B. Bauers just seems to have more promise for the 2nd half, agreed? Any Razzballers still have hope for Schoop?

    Thanks.

    • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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      @JakeTPE: I do not.

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Wallpaper Paterson: Yeah. I’m wondering where he falls in Grey’s 2nd half rankings and imagine I’ll be scrolling a while trying to find him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: Nah, forget Schoop, he’s gone from your team now

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. But it’s so hard to forget him. Schoop and I had like two great years together! And then he just changed!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @JakeTPE: Maybe he’s going through some personal stuff…Give him some space

          • JakeTPE says:
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            @Grey: Yeah. You’re right. If you love somebody….

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He’ll come back, just you wait and see!

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: He homered!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  5. Beastman says:
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    Morning Grey, trade question for you in a 16-team league w/OBP and QS.

    Give snell, solarte, dozier, and nicasio

    Get machado, lemahieu, suter, devenski

    Snell is a $11 keeper for next year but hoping machado gets me the title this year.

    • batflix says:
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      @Beastman: fwiw, I wouldn’t give up my Machado & LeMahieu for Dozier & Snell

      • Fabsy says:
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        @batflix:

        Machado side

  6. Bill Buttlicker says:
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    Are you starting JA Happ @ Houston today? Also, who do you like best for steals ROS: Michael Taylor, Rajai Davis, or Mondesi?

    Thanks, Grey!

  7. Mike says:
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    Is giving up Springer for Stanton fair in your eyes?

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike: …..the offer should read Paxton and Springer for Stanton.

    • Justin says:
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      @Mike:

      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: So Springer/Pax for Stanton? Stanton side, but it’s fair

  8. Tigres says:
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    Hey Grey! We gotta start JA Happ every time out, even @ HOU (Verlander), right?

  9. Succos Baseball says:
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    Grey,

    What are your thoughts on Shelby Miller today? I’m not a fan of starting SPs in their first game off the DL, but it’s the Marlins. Am I overthinking this?

    • Justin says:
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      @Succos Baseball:

      Don’t do it, Shelby miller can’t be trusted yet. Or probably ever

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Justin: this

  10. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Hey now! Is Mike Mont worthy of a permanent spot on a 14-teamer? Keuchel and our boy Bauer are my other starters and I stream when the SON tells me too. We only get 10 adds a week so a third starter would be helpful.

  11. Justin says:
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    Great read!

    The click bait “20 women you won’t believe actually exist” is tempting me with the Siamese twins girls…the logistics of a relationship with a Siamese twin is haunting me…. you have to date both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Justin: Seems like there’s enough win to take the down side

      • Jonas says:
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        @Grey: Unless they have a mind of their own…two vs. one every time…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          One step forward, four steps back

        • Grey Matter(s) says:
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          @Jonas: many of us love a girl who gived good mind

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Many minds, many masters

  12. Steve says:
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    Yo Grey, I need to lose one of the following bats in a 12-team h2h league: Myers/Bauers/Olson/Scoop/Healy. Who’s my drop? Thanks!!

  13. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    The blown save: a farce or what?

    In my h2h one-win category we have SV, BS, and holds categories among others. I have the least amount of closers but the most middle relievers. I lead the league in blown saves. On Saturday, I recorded a blown save. The blower was Jeremy Jeffress. He pitched in the 6th inning!

    Last week, tv graphics showed Robert Gsellman is 3 for 7 in save opportunities. He hasn’t been put in to save 7 games yet!

    Can anybody explain this?

    Also, while you are at it, can you explain how the starting pitcher in an All Star Game can pitch less than 5 innings and still be given the W?

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Wallpaper Paterson: At the risk of answering your rhetorical question, it sounds like your league counts a blown save by any relief pitcher who gives up the lead in a game, not exclusively in the 9th inning, as Jefferess did for you. So, a blown hold chance = blown save. I guess this way it levels the playing field between middle relievers and closers. If MR were never credited with blown saves, you could just grab great MR, punt SV, and win HD and BS every week. HTH!

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @JakeTPE: Thanks, but that was my plan. I have several of the top setup men. They blow saves more than closers! The stat is messed up.

        • JakeTPE says:
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          @Wallpaper Paterson: They gotcha! I guess the thinking is that if a MR stayed in there until the end of the game, he’d get credited with the SV, and therefore he can also get the BS, but yeah, realistically, it’s messed up. I’ll lobby against it if one of my holds leagues tries to implement BS. Good luck!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wallpaper Paterson: Next year tell your leaguemates to get rid of blown save category, it’s too arbitrary of a category — Scorers give out wins and can give them to anyone they want, they just usually give them to the starter who’s in at 5th inning or reliever who is in game after team takes lead

  14. Robert says:
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    I really want to drop Gallo and replace him anyone who is on a roll (Gurriel, Trumbo, etc). Will I regret letting Gallo go?

    • bigbear says:
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      @Robert: Nah. If you need R/RBI/AVG go for Gurriel. If you want comparable HR and a AVG that doesn’t torpedo you, Trumbo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Robert: Agree with bigbear

  15. Chucky says:
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    Nervous and jerky here about the pinky injury to Nimmo. Would you plate Winkler and the Reds 6 starts v RHP or hold your breath and roll with Nimmo? H2H 6×6 OBP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chucky: Not sure what Winkler has to do with Nimmo

    • Grey Matter(s) says:
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      @Chucky: did you mean wanker or winker?

  16. Kingslayer says:
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    NL-Only H2H Weekly League

    Who should I start at DH this week?

    David Peralta vs. @MIA/SF
    D. Straily (R).250, 4AB
    E. Hernandez (R)1.000, 1 HR, 2AB
    W. Chen (L) 1.000, 1AB
    T. Richards (R)
    A. Suarez (L)
    D. Rodriguez (R)
    D. Holland (L) .000, 5AB

    or

    Justin Turner vs. CHC/COL
    D. Underwood (R)
    J. Lester (L) .000, 16AB
    K. Hendricks (R).286, 1 HR, 7AB
    J. Quintana (L).333, 3AB
    T. Anderson (L).556, 1 HR, 18AB
    G. Marquez (R) .182, 1 HR, 11AB
    C. Bettis (R) .429, 21AB

    Peralta has obviously been better but hes facing a good amount of lefties this week and Justin Turner just had to go and hit a HR yesterday. Thanks!

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Kingslayer: Peralta

      • Kingslayer says:
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        @Grey: Should’ve put it originally but…

        Ian Desmond over Justin turner too?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Desmond

  17. NH says:
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    Grey,
    I need your help this week. My opponent has one Closer and has 10 starts from his SP. I only have 8 starts with two closers. The rosters are set for the entire week.

    This week which three infielders do you start
    Didi, Machado, Arenado or Jose Ramirez

    This week which three outfielders do you start.
    Judge, Stanton, Hoskins, Cain, S. Marte

    Would you bench Kimbrel or Hand this week to put Kershaw in the lineup for his one start?

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @NH: (1) Arenado, Ramirez and Machado. (2) Judge, Stanton, and Hoskins. (3) Nah.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @NH: Agree with ‘poop

  18. NH says:
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    Who do you start this week as a two start streamer
    F. Peralta or Tailon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @NH: No idea who they’re facing

      • NH says:
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        Taillon
        @NYM, @SD

        S. Lugo
        vs. PIT, @MIA

        F. Peralta
        vs. KC, @CIN

        Lynn
        @CWS, @CHC

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lugo

  19. zach jany says:
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    Drop schoop for kike or dietrich?

    • @zach jany:

      I’d do it for Dietrich but I dropped Schoop over a week ago so maybe I’m biased with FOMO.

    • Jonathan Glorioso says:
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      @zach jany: Meh

  20. Alex says:
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    ROS Trumbo, K Morales, Moreland or Kike Hernandez

  21. peacecoast says:
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    so what to do with Eaton. I really need BA, R and SB. He does not seem to be getting every day PT.
    Can pick up Dietrich, Kiermaier (bleh), Kike (hot!) or other sagnof types. But I will also be picking up a Rajai-type sagnof this week as well. I feel like Eaton could potentially end up being a great BA/R/SB source if I am patient…and I will be able to move him to bench since I will have a bench guy/sagnof. I think I have convinced myself to hold Eaton. Thoughts?

  22. Grey, my MAN…5×5 12team roto trade last night, I shipped:

    Blackmon / Lester / Romo
    for his
    Betts / LeMahieu / McHugh

    Lester: AvgExitVel=88.7mph, HardHit%=37.8, FIP=4.19, LOB%=87.6, BABIP=.231…how in Xenu’s name is he 9-2?!?

    McHugh > Romo (I don’t need the Saves), DJ at 2B helps me and Mookie “Not Blaylock” Betts is at least a smidge better than Blackmon. To make it even sweeter, this deal was with the team I’m currently tied for 1st place with in my biggest cash LG.

    I killed it, right?

  23. Parasite Steve says:
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    Bauers or Bird?

  24. Finding Nimmo says:
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    Trying to figure out my pitching staff in my 12 team mixed redraft league, 5×5 categories w/ QS instead of Wins. The league is not filled with many managers who stream so once a guy is picked up, he pretty much stays on that team for an extended period.

    With that in mind, would you swap out any of my current starters (who I’d potentially drop, I have 8 starters on my staff) for any of these guys in the free agent pool w/ a ROS view in mind:

    My “Droppable” Starters: Eduardo Rodriguez, Zack Godley, Kyle Gibson, Mike Montgomery

    FA pool: Freddy Peralta, Shane Bieber, Marco Estrada

    Or would you drop Ian Kinsler for any of those 3? He’s currently only my backup infielder who plays if Carpenter, Lindor, or Andrus has an off day or occasionally slides in at UTIL.

  25. RoarOf84 says:
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    My Kershaw, Springer, and Soto for Sale and Blackmon. Which side wins? 6×6, 10 teamer where each team keeps 6 players.

    Other players that I’d be keeping would include Bryant, Arenado, Correa, Bellinger, and JD. Sale would be my last one and would replace Kershaw. JD would be replacing Springer.

  26. Wilson says:
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    Need QS/ERA/WHIP, and I am leading HDSV.
    Would like to trade Giles for Greinke? Thoughts appreciated.

  27. Big Ticket says:
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    Shallow roto league with standard pitching categories, hitters are R/RBI/SB/OBP/SLG.

    Everybody keeps 8. Current keepers are:

    Harper, Bryant, Bellinger, Jo-Mart, Suarez, Rosario, C-Mart, Flaherty

    Was offered Jose Ramirez and Bauer for Bryant. Feels like I’m selling low on Bryant and buying high on the other two … unless this is who they really are? Thoughts here? Thanks Grey

  28. Richard Davis says:
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    Thoughts on an Altuve and Florial for Harper swap? Keep forever dynasty, no salary cap.

  29. Wilson says:
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    Tepera or Giles for ROS? HDSV league.

  30. Bk says:
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    Grey,
    Great write up.

    In my 3 main roto leagues (10 and 12 teamer, 5×5) I’ve gotten crap from catcher positions (Zunino killing me with average, Murphy been ok).

    In both 10 teamers, I’ve had Zunino for a month+. His average hit is far outweighing power numbers.

    There’s some good pieces I can pick up (Margot, Others) and shuffle through my lineup or stream, but I don’t have lineup spots. Would punting catcher be a viable strategy? There’s no penalty against it, but C is such a wasteland if you don’t have a good one. Drop Zunino and leave empty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bk: Don’t punt catcher

  31. Gotime says:
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    We all neglect catchers but a shout out to ya Grey for suggesting I drop Gattis during his streak to reactivate Molina a couple of weeks ago.. Molina 5 homers last week and led me to another win! I’m throwing you pretend paper money over the Internet!

    A couple of decisions for this week in a H2H weekly QS not Wins league.
    I can only start 3…..
    Wood vs. Cubs ($15)
    Rodon @ Tex ($9)
    Pivetta vs. Was ($4)
    Flaherty vs. Cle ($4)
    Biebs @ Stl ($11)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gotime: Tough choices… I’d likely go Pivetta, Rodon, Bieber

  32. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    I dropped Trumbo about a week ago…OUCH! Moreland or Trumbo ROS? if u got a thing for armenians you would love to meet me then lol

  33. Whatever says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Happy Monday Bro. In a dog fight in a 12 team keeper using OBP. +20 HR lead, +30RBI lead but need SB’s. Was thinking of trading my Freeman\Vlad for his Machado/Inciarte.

    Rest of Offense: Realmuto, Healy, Dozier, Bogaerts, Solarte, Profar, Brantley, Harper, JustDong, Benitendi, Cain, Happ, Schebler.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Whatever: Freeman side for future years, Machado for now

      • Whatever says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey. Its all about this year. Would be my 4th chip in six years. As they say, prospects are nice but flags fly forever.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  34. Ghost Ride the WHIP says:
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    Grey, which pitcher would you bench for this week?
    Heaney at Bos
    Musgrove at SD
    Rich Hill vs. Col

  35. Ozzie Smith says:
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    Good stuff Buddy! Now where’s that D bag that was in here the other day blasting you for not recommending and loving Domingo German? I bet he still swears he’s the third best pitcher in the league behind Scherzer and Kluber. Time for him to come bow to Master Grey.
    Thanks for all the good advice Buddy!

    • Mr. A Knife says:
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      @Ozzie Smith: that “d-bag” is literally here every day, or like 98% of them. and does stuff like
      may 10th: asks IF heaney is streamer or better
      may 25th: in here claiming he “told everybody how good heaney was going to be”
      you already know the puffed up idiocy going on with domingo.

      now when the east coast nazi in exile gets blown up just happens to not be around. he’s SD level classy.

  36. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Pick 2 ROS Sera Dominguez, Barraclough, Minter

  37. Snelly Boxbergers says:
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    12 team mixed redraft league w/ 2 DL slots… With Gary Sanchez going to the DL I’ll now have him, Yu Darvish, and Walker Buehler on the DL. Is it worth dropping Darvish or Buehler to pick up a catcher while Gary is out? Or just ride it out with no catcher?

    Catcher options aren’t great so I was leaning towards just going with no catcher til Gary comes back. Options would be: Tucker Barnhart, Tyler Flowers, Tom Murphy, Austin Romine, Lucroy, both Mccanns

    As I wrote out those catchers options I feel like the answer became even clearer but I wrote too much to not post it now. Thanks for your help!

  38. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    15 team roto keeper and in need of swipes. I just picked up Rajai to plug in when he’s in the lineup but will otherwise platoon him with Kiermaier. I can likely deal Alex Reyes for either DeShields or Merrifield. Stick with what I have or make a trade? If trade, who do you prefer?

    Thanks Grey

  39. prey879 says:
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    Trumbo or Grichuk as a fill in OF for Acuna/Nimmo?

  40. Balke says:
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    Have a backlog at OF and could use a pitching upgrade. Sending Ozuna and Corbin for Nola seem like a good move?

  41. Alan says:
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    I don’t get how you can be so triumphant about warning people to avoid the big name pitchers. Three of the big four – Mad Max, Kluber and Sale – have been every bit as good as expected. In fact, Sale is keeping me afloat while Kris Bryant, my first round pick, has been a bust.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Alan: It’s not to avoid big name pitchers because they won’t be good. It’s that you should not be spending on the big name pitchers early, and draft bats instead. Maybe this is your first time playing fantasy baseball and you took Bryant, who isn’t panning out as a first rounder this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alan: Agree with Cram

      • Another Dan says:
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        @Grey:

        If you follow Grey through the pre-season he gives a number of Pitchers to target that will likely be value plays. Possibly giving good stats that make you competitive in the Pitching Cats without sacrificing your batting.

        Sale 109 IP, 7 W, 153K, 2.56/0.93
        Bauer 107, 7 140K 2.44/1.09
        Morton 88.2 9 109K 2.74/1.13

        I drafted Bauer in round 11 and Morton in round 15 of a 13 team roto league.

        The one guy who has considerably better pitching than mine has no batting to talk about. And, that’s the poin, is Sale and Greg Bird (the 11th rounder of the guy who took Sale) better value than my Benintendi and Bauer?

        Not saying it works in every league setting. Points leagues, H2H are different beasts. But Grey’s advice is generally aimed at standard 5×5 roto. It’s working for me.

        Best wishes,

        Another Dan

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, totally

  42. abmsports23 says:
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    Lugo, Luke Weaver, or Steven Wright ROS?

    • abmsports23 says:
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      @abmsports23: I guess the better question is which one would you drop?

  43. Gin and Junis says:
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    10-team H2H keeper league, we keep 8 with no years restrictions. I need pitching and RBIs and I’ve been dangling Harper to my league. The offers have been unexciting.

    What’s the minimum return you would move him for? Are two Top 40 players (1 bat, 1 arm) too little? I feel like it’s a bad time to move him given his hitting struggles over the last 30 days.

    Any input is appreciated, these guys are tough to move!

      • Gin and Junis says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. Are you saying top 7 ROS player (using ROS player rater) or season-to-date?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Where’s Harper on ROS player rater? I’d want that in return

  44. CBS Catcher Rankings Guy says:
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    Hey- you aren’t the only one doing your rankings in a vacuum!

  45. Justin Ralph says:
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    Trade Scooter Gennett and Brad Hand for Freeman?

  46. Justin Ralph says:
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    Trade Scooter Gennett and Brad Hand for Freeman?

    • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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      @Justin Ralph: freeman side easily.

  47. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    Its my weekly weekly league question!

    It’s a good problem to have but I still do not enjoy picking which studs to start and sit.

    Please pick one to SIT for the coming week:

    Rendon: 2 @ TB, 4 @ PHI
    Cruz: 3 home, 4 @ TB
    Scooter: 3 @ ATL, 4 home

    I’m leaning towards sitting Scooter and starting the other 2.

    Thanks

  48. Doc Samson says:
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    I give up Jose Berrios for Nomar Mazzara. I’m rich with SPs. Standard 5×5 roto league. Is it even in a vacuum?

  49. Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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    kike H also has a bunch of lefties coming up too, which TRON claims he’s better at than estimating tips for meals, albeit TRON being a robot goes off standard deviations and whatnot, so might come off somewhat racist. i literally now in a 12 teamer h2h dynasty where i can’t trade for a RF nor 3B now have muncy/kike/taylor (had him last year also)/kingery (can’t drop in a dynasty), scooter (had last year and got him RIGHT at the start of his hot streak for this year) and just dropped brocktune for kike and or heyward or some other RF streamer. this is yahoo so muncy has RF too.

    and Muncyhausen by Proxy might be the best band name, like ever.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mobin Can’t Hack It: Haha, solid band name, indeed….Can’t drop Kingery but can drop Polanco? Meh

      • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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        @Grey: sorry, this wasn’t a question, i already dropped brocktune for kike for a bit, will probably just stream the RF spot (muncy is a RF though). i’ve held brocktune for like 3 years now and finally his playing time is forcing my hand. that league is shallow enough to piece together a fairly good hitting lineup even midseason (i got top 3 in last 3 years). scooter, last year’s taylor (LAD), now muncy, probably shorter term on the kike.

        -kingery appears to have more upside at this point, at least in dynasty sense. brocktune can’t even start half the time on his own team. kingery is starting even though he’s not been good outside of about the 1st week of the year (also they signed him to huge deal, coach loves him yada yada), also qualifies at 3 (soon to be 4 or 5) positions.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, gotcha, not like Brocktune’s doing anything anyway

  50. Senormota says:
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    16 team H2H Dyntasy; Small starting rosters, 3 OF, 2 UTIL. SP more valuable than in most leagues. Have 3 3B: Suarez, Devers and Andujar. Springer my only good OF.

    So looking at getting Mazara for Suarez and Garrett Richards. (I’ll probably ask for a minor leaguer too). Should I pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Senormota: Eugenio > Mazara, but close to even

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Senormota: And Richards means close to nothing

  51. Andre says:
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    Grey,

    How do you feel about this trade. 10tm H2H categories league. Keep 5 players forever. League uses batting average.

    Josh Donaldson and Max Muncy
    For
    Tommy Pham

    Which side do you like more for ROS

      • Andre says:
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        @Grey: Take out muncy and straight Donaldson for Pham….still take Donaldson side?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pham over Donaldson if that’s what you’re asking

  52. DLev45 says:
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    12 team 5×5 H2H:

    Drop Justin Turner for Dietrich?

    • DLev45 says:
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      @DLev45: Throw Kike in there, too.

      Turner, Kike, or Dietrich?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DLev45: Meh, didn’t Turner homer yesterday?

  53. Don Majikowski says:
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    Blackmon or Marte & Quintana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon

  54. senormota says:
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    16 team H2H Dyntasy; Small starting rosters, 3 OF, 2 UTIL. SP more valuable than most. Have 3 3B, Suarez, Devers and Andujar. Springer my only good OF.

    Offer: Suarez & Garett Richards for Mazara. Take it? (I may ask for a minor leaguer too)

      • senormota says:
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        @Grey: sorry for double post, thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  55. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    I’ve been offered Giancarlo and Hosmer for my Bryant and Votto in a 12 team 5×5. Trade analyzer says hold but I’m leaning towards taking Giancarlo. Thoughts?

    C – Ramos
    1b – votto
    2b – scooter
    3b – Bryant
    Ss – Segura
    Of – trout, ozuna, Desmond
    Util – c Taylor, beltre
    Bn – acuna

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Giancarlo side

  56. Slappy Jack says:
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    Yohan Moncada – 272AB 35r 10hr 32rbi 8sb .228avg .707ops (8.9 BB% / 35.1 K%)
    Niko Goodrum – 170AB 22r 7hr 23rbi 6sb .241avg .778ops (10.3 BB% / 27.3% )

    When Niko first got called up I mused he might be a poor man’s Moncada if he got some PT
    but maybe I was selling him a little short, he’s been sneaky useful

    that’s all, no questions today Mr. Albright
    thx for the video funny shizz

  57. Audacity of Schoop says:
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    @Grey 12 team, 5×5 roto

    Andujar or Healy to fill in for Shaw if he hits DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andujar

  58. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Would you drop Seranthony Dominguez for Mark Melancon?

    Thanks

  59. Blind umps have rights too (seriously their union is that strong) says:
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    14 teamer h2h redraft with OBP over AVG, hits/total bases and QS and K/9 added. want to add duffy (hitter of course not the pitcher) due to the OBP and positional stuff (2B/3B). i already dropped lucchesi to add murphy. cervelli appears to good to just drop in an OBP of this size, pre concussion he was pretty much doing molina at least level stuff in RBI’s (luck stat) but OBP (NOT luck stat) and did have good lineup positioning + constant playing time, which is quite hard to find unless you pay for it by ADP.
    C murphy (but right as he leaves home games)
    1B au rizz (2B)
    2B whit (1B/OF)
    3B healy (1B)
    SS machado (3B)
    OF (3) rosario, yelich, schebler (surprising how recently he was available)
    util (2) puig/joc
    BN grichuk, cervelli
    NA (1) willie
    SP: lynn, heaney, V2, pivetta, rodon the monster, bieber, stripling, montas
    RP (max 4 slots) giles, rondon (HOU), greene, romo
    DL (3) otani (only the pitcher not both), wacha, darvish

    giles easily behind rondon at this stage enough to drop for duffy (or who else? otani a drop maybe)

  60. DonnieB says:
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    Margot or Schebler ROS? Or Pederson? Thanks to the best moustache on the internet.

  61. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    You like any of these guys starting this week? (12-team H2H with QS)

    Gausman at home vs. SEA
    Matz at home vs. PIT
    Junis @ MIL
    Loaisiga @ PHI

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Not especially

  62. Ozzie Albies Helmet says:
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    3 weeks into the season, I traded .150 AVG Jose Ramirez, .200 Joey Votto, and James Paxton for Trea Turner, Alex Bregman, and A.J. Puk, who had his TJS literally the next day after the trade.

    I lose sleep over making that trade.

    But I also traded David Price for Ozzie Albies before the season started, so I can step down off the fantasy 40 story ledge.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ozzie Albies Helmet: Ouch on first one, but nice on the 2nd… You’ll get them again, Helmet!

  63. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Wonderful write-up!!

    a. At Entebbe Airport, WIFI is weak so…

    Mark Twain quote of the day for June 25

    Diligently train your ideals upward and still upward toward a summit where you will find your chiefest pleasure in conduct which, while contenting you, will be sure to confer benefits upon your neighbor and the community.

    Cheers,
    Ante

  64. Catcher in the Rye says:
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    Hicks or Murphy?

  65. ctrengove says:
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    Grey!

    I’m back in the community after a few weeks off for traveling. But don’t worry; my team is still winning.

    12-0!

    Anywhoo, I’m going up against a tough opponent in my points league. Need 2 streamers to fill my SP cap for the week. Which of the following 2 do you choose? Note, we get points for W and QS.

    Montas at Detroit (Hardy), Tues
    Bieber at St. Louis (Flaherty), Wed
    Freeland at SF (Bumgarner), Wed
    Gray at SF (Stratton), Thurs
    Stroman vs Det (Liriano), Fri
    Musgrove at SD (TBD), Fri
    Montgomery vs MIN (Odorizzi), Fri prolly

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Where’d you go? Montgomery, Musgrove

      • ctrengove says:
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        @Grey:

        Bounced around UK. All across Northern Ireland, and then down to England: Cornwall, Bath, and London.

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice! Jealous…. We should’ve planned a Razzball meet up with other Razzball readers in the UK…

          • ctrengove says:
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            @Grey:

            Damn it! I totally dropped the razzball on that one.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              It’s aight, take the L

              • ctrengove says:
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                @Grey:

                lol

  66. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    what youse think for this year only on these 3: tucker, big willie, tatis (OPS and/or OBP). guessing i have that ranked right, from TEX being jackasses, and tatis never really expected to be up much this year, but maybe something has changed. i asked ralph too.

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @Grey: yeah i have/had senzel and/or calhoun in most spots, clearly gotta replace at least one of those everywhere (not counting dynasties of course)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  67. Rbid for her pleasure says:
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    Thanks in advance need your opinion in a roto league would you trade Haniger mazara and sir Anthony for mad bum d Gordon moose and a miller

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  68. NH says:
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    Which two start pitcher streamer you like this week

    Taillon
    @NYM, @SD

    S. Lugo
    vs. PIT, @MIA

    F. Peralta
    vs. KC, @CIN

    Lynn
    @CWS, @CHC

    Also would you trade S. Marte for Jon Gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @NH: Lugo

  69. James Bolger says:
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    With Gary Sanchez going down, the value of Austin Romine should go up. What caliber of player do you think Romine should bring in a trade?
    Sanchez owner has Olson, Folty, Paxton & Strasburg on his roster.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you could get any of them for Romine, it’s impressive

  70. RazzCommenter says:
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    Was offered Rizzo for Correa in a keeper league. I’ve got Correa. I’m thinking of pulling the trigger as I can slot over Machado to short (plus have Tim Anderson on the bench–who is actually walking now? Nobody seems to be talking about his improved discipline). Finally, to continue pumping your tires, it seems Correa will be continually overvalued because he’ll never steals bags like he did in his first year. Should I pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Rizzo

  71. Don Majikowski says:
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    ROS
    Blackmon & Billy or Upton, Marte & Quintana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s a Billy?

      • Don Majikowski says:
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        @Grey: LOL, Hamilton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton side

  72. Dave Funnell says:
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    You know you had a bad day yesterday when you read Grey’s article and there are hardly any players from your team on the list!

    Bench Happ @ Houston today is a must, no? It’s a negative matchup on the Stream-o-Nator. Essentially anything less than 10 is a bench?

    Also, Schoop was just dropped in my league. Worth a pickup when he clears waivers? Pts league keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d starting Happ, but my league is likely deeper… Forget Schoop

  73. Worm Hole says:
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    Cather question (inserts pinky to mouth): Barnhart or Hicks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks

  74. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey, would your trade away Vlad and Correa for J Ramirez in a shallow 10-team keeper league? It is essentially a keep forever league and all 3 are eligible to be kept. i know context matters with this stuff, but looking for your ‘in a vaccum’ thoughts. btw, i am really wanting to do this deal so J-Ram can fill my 2b which has been my glaring hole all season (odor, harrison, k marte). Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Jo-Ram

  75. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Grey, you starting Lugo home vs Pit (SON $10.9) in a shallow mixer today where you don’t need to chase innings or starts, but just looking for a good stream?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Lugo

  76. NH says:
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    Thoughts

    Cain for Corbin
    or
    Cain for Greinke
    or
    Cain for Lester
    or
    Cain for Bumgarner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bum or Corbin, it’s fair

    • @NH:

      Lester: AvgExitVel=88.7mph, HardHit%=37.8, FIP=4.19, LOB%=87.6, BABIP=.231

      …he’s going to regress to last season’s form (or worse), IMHO. I like Bumgarner out of that group, personally.

  77. Grey…you’re the best in the biz. That you do this Q&A in the comments speaks volumes.

    Is Osuna worth holding onto? Rumblings about the team not playing him ROS or possibly demoting him due to PR. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem…. I’d lose Osuna

    • The Harrow says:
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      @DegenerateBeast: so TOR will demote their best RP even AFTER his suspension, meanwhile the mess are literally trolling the “me too movement” by playing j.reyes over rosario. that’s literally the only reason why they might do that, it’s certainly not to win nor for ticket sales.

      • @The Harrow:

        Couple things:

        1. Toronto isn’t winning anything this season.

        2. Men who can throw and/or hit a baseball at an elite level will almost always have a job somewhere and fans have short memories when it comes to their personal transgressions. Unless you go Shawn Chacon and choke out your own GM, you’ll probably find a team.

        Take Jung Ho Kang for example. Dude allegedly roofied a woman and raped her and has had multiple DUI’s and we’ll likely see him again this season without any outrage whatsoever. (Did that case ever get resolved, btw??)

        I could definitely see TOR waiting the typical “cool-down period” or taking Osuna out of high leverage situations ROS at least for PR reasons, though. I’m not saying people shouldn’t get second or even third chances. Just pointing out facts.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          2. Haha, Chacon!

  78. ellis says:
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    Drop Braun or Nimmo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nimmo

    • The Harrow says:
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      @ellis: braun easy. unless
      1.nimmo does in fact get DL’d
      AND
      2. you don’t have DL spots.

      • The Harrow says:
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        @The Harrow: wow, didn’t see that one coming.

  79. Noam Levenson says:
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    Grey!

    A question about pitching this week.

    Can you pick 3?
    Reynaldo Lopez (vMIN @TEX)
    Vince V (vNYY vWAS)
    T. Williams (@SD)
    Quintana (@LAD)
    Z. Wheeler (vPIT)
    N. Pivetta (vWAS)
    D. Straily (vARI vNYM)

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at SON, Pivetta, Wheeler, Quintana

  80. Don Majikowski says:
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    What is your belief level on Corey Seager? Where would you rank him roughly in a keep forever league?
    I am falling out of contention and have been offered Corey Seager for Nelly Cruz. THoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Around 60-75 overall

  81. Racehorse says:
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    ROS Odorizzi or Wheeler?

    … or do I hold?

    • Racehorse says:
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      @Racehorse: or, if Lucchesi drops another turd tonight do I drop him for Wheeler?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I wouldn’t hold a road start against Lucchesi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who does hold get you?

      • Racehorse says:
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        @Grey: ah, lemme start over …

        16 team keeper H2H (we keep 24) … I’m in 1st place mostly due to a juggernaut offense led by Saurez, Story, JD Mart, Mazara, and cast of even more studly bats.

        Odorizzi’s ERA and WHIP should be arrested for vagrancy.

        The back end of my rotation is Odorizzi, Eflin, Lucchesi … ROS, do I grab Wheeler? And if so, who do I drop?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d lose Odorizzi

  82. GFunkError says:
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    Is it an upgrade if I drop H osmer for Guirriel or Mitch for r.o.s. in a h2h categories league or should I hold?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  83. NH says:
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    Is this too much to offer

    Hand, Lugo and Cain for Berrios.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cain side

      • NH says:
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        How about Cain and Lugo for Berrios

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You really want Berrios huh? Sure

  84. Charles Varon says:
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    Grey,

    6×5 including ops, h2h, 10 team, and I feel like I’m a bit low on speed. Been losing sb cat every week. Who would you add between Michael Taylor or Margot? Who would you drop? Thanks!!

    C – Molina
    1B – Goldy, Abreu
    2B – Albies
    3B – Arenado, Castellanos
    SS – Bregman
    OF – Trout, Judge, Puig, Inciarte, Aaron Hicks, Braun

    SP – Weaver, Keuchel, Price, Scherzer, Pivetta, Heaney, Archer
    RP – Kela, Barraclough, Rondon, Tepera

    DL – Pollock, Wacha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor — Heaney — tho not sure what your hitting looks like

      • Charles Varon says:
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        @Grey:

        Cumulatively I have the most r, hr, rbi tied for third in avg, and leading in ops. SB, while second most, I’ve literally been getting 1-2 sbs a week and have tailed off drastically. Coincided with Pollock going down and Inciarte going to shit.

        Pitching I’m middle of the pact.

        Even though this is h2h I like to look at cumulative stats to gauge where I am vs everyone else.

        You’d drop a pitcher for Taylor? I was thinking Hicks for Taylor.

        Thoughts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, Hicks works but I still have no idea what your hitting looks like – is there no UTIL spot? 6 OF league?

          • Charles Varon says:
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            @Grey:

            Sorry, one of every position in the infield, 3 of and 2 util. 2 sp, 2 rp, 4 p, and 6 bn.

            Now that you know my positions does it change your thoughts?

            Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Lose Hicks

              • Charles Varon says:
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                @Grey:

                Thanks!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  85. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    Would you take Springer and Cruz for Harper and Manaea?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair for power

  86. Weird Fishes says:
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    Waiting for DeJong … drop Munoz for Kike?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Someone please pass the DeJong to Weird Fishes

      Yes, go Kike

      • Weird Fishes says:
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        @Grey: hahaha thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  87. Cable says:
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    H/H points league this week only……Gallo or Moustakas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moose

  88. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I’ve decided to put my pitching into receivership. Here are the starters, and their respective match ups that I have at my disposal:

    Snell vs. Was (Gio) 13.2
    Folty vs. Cin (Mahle) 6.5
    Taillon @Nym (Lugo) 12.3
    Skaggs @ KC (Keller) 10.9
    Freddy Peralta vs. KC (Junis)19.5
    Gibson @ CWS (Shields) 17.7

    The type of league format rhymes with shallow mixed roto. Which ones are you iffy on, or would not start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start them all, Skaggs is prolly most iffy due to health

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        And Folty I guess

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, son

  89. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    I’d appreciate your opinion on Joc / Muncy.

    1. Muncy is available in FA. But I haven’t picked him up since I already own Joc (and so each often sit on same day — whenever LAD faces a lefty). So who would you prefer (if I only keep one).
    – Joc or Muncy?

    2. Alternatiively, I could keep both; then I’d cut either Parra or Crawford.
    – Parra vs Joc?
    – Muncy vs Crawford

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut Parra in away games

      • Norm Ginsberg says:
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        @Grey: Not enough roster spots. for two part-time players (Joc & Parra) — only one makes the team.

        Who would you take for one spot: Muncy or Joc?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Muncy

  90. Stickball Al says:
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    Awhile ago you were saying Nellie Cruz was due for a 10 homer run streak as he started heating up. Well Nellie has hit 10 HR’S in June and he gets Baltimore in Baltimore and KC at home next in that order. What are you taking on the over-under at 5 on these 2 match ups ? I’m saying 7. He’s also raised his BA to .274 so he’s making solid contact. Nellie is looking like sweet home made jelly right now. Do you think they will have him play some out field during inter league play this year or 1st base. ? It would be nice to get some position eligibility in either position.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll say 4

  91. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. need to start two of the following. who ya like?

    gibson – @ cws
    pivetta – vs was
    rodon – @ tex
    bieber – @ stl
    stroman – vs det

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta, Stroman

  92. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    flores or yolmer for OPS/hits/slugging/total bases 20 team redraft for a bit here waiting on jedong like that fish guy from above. also some other options:
    hanson (but either doesn’t play or isn’t good against lefties)
    spangenberg (similar to hanson and has cooled off)
    barretto for 2 or so days but hits 9th and probably won’t play at all when that guy who shot lennon is back)

    7 day TRON says a near tie between hanson and yolmer (4.9). and i was wrong, hanson has been playing against lefties with only 1 day off in last 10. flores has been most consistent with counting stats as of late.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yolmer

  93. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the Hey HomeGrey,

    For some reason, I can’t seem to drop Taillon. SoN likes him against Lugo @NYM tonight ($12.3), but I’d rather have Lugo. So should I start the One Nut Buc? (I DO want to hold onto him for his next start @SD $15.1)

    Also, based on other comments, it looks like you’re finally leaning towards calling Giles a drop?

    And finally, how annoyed are you that I’ve been asking about Ken F’ing Giles for two months now. I promise that I always subscribe for the tools, I swear!!

    Love yas!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, it’s all good… Giles is a drop in some leagues, not all… I’d start Taillon vs. the Mets, I’d start both

  94. Fogimon says:
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    Oh no, VV has a 2 start week but its vNYY and vWAS! At least the games are at home, but PHI is a launching pad!

    Is a double negative a positive, or do the blue wire and red wire connect without the white wire blowing up, if the plus goes to minus will the minus equal a plus?

    Yeah, I’m about as confused as a VV owner can be. So, would you roll him out this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t trust VV

  95. sportivetricks says:
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    Oops. Taillon question was answered while I typed.

  96. The Shoe says:
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    Happy Monday, Grey! Your commentary and analysis are awesome as usual.

    A. I hesitantly decided to tune into the Pivetta start after his line looked pretty good through 3 innings. I say hesitantly because I feel my players tend to stink things up once I tune in to watch them, haha. In any case, during the 4th inning – when Wsh got all their runs on Pivetta – the rain started coming down hard, eventually causing a delay. Perhaps this has an obvious answer, but does rain usually have a detrimental effect on pitchers more so than hitters? It was encouraging to see Pivetta come back out after the delay and strike out the side and then go on to have an OK 5th inning with a couple more strikeouts.

    B. Out of the following, which 2 starts would you pick:
    Pivetta vs Wsh
    Eflin vs NYY
    Stripling vs Chc and Stripling vs Col

    I’m leaning towards the Stripling starts, at least the Col one. I could also pitch Quintana @LAD, but I’m thinking to bench him till he shows improvement.

    Thanks for all your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Don’t know of any data that says that, but pitcher can’t grip the ball as well so it could negatively affect them B. Pivetta, Stripling

      • The Shoe says:
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        @Grey: C. Hmm, looking at some of your comments on others’ questions, I should mention that I am planning to start Gibson @CWS and Bieber @Stl. Would you rather start any of the aforementioned pitchers over these two starts?

        (Sorry bout the double post).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry, you lost me? What are all the options?

          • The Shoe says:
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            @Grey: Before I saw some of your previous comments, I had planned on starting Gibson @CWS and Bieber @Stl, so I didn’t mention those as options to pick from. So the question now is, do you like any of the starts I listed in B more than the Gibson or Bieber start?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Those starts are okay, I’d follow SON…

    • The Shoe says:
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      @The Shoe: C. Hmm, looking at some of your comments on others’ questions, I should mention that I am planning to start Gibson @CWS and Bieber @Stl. Would you rather start any of the aforementioned pitchers over these two starts?

  97. Chancecumberling says:
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    Someone dropped Godley…..he starts twice this week against @ Miami and @ home against SF. Would you add him and lose German or Loaisiga( my end of bench upside SPs) Thank you.

    • Chancecumberling says:
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      @Chancecumberling: Stroman is also available. Do you prefer Godley or Stroman ROS?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Godley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, lose German

  98. Fogimon says:
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    Whose the real messiah..

    Jesus or Rhysus?

    no, Nomar, we didn’t say mezziah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…Rhysus

  99. jdred5 says:
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    Already have too much pitching, but trade Braun for Alex Wood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Not entirely sure why you’re doing it tho

        • jdred5 says:
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          @Grey: I was asking to try to see if Wood’s value was high enough above Braun’s to do the deal even without needing the extra arm. If so, I could try to package a couple of arms for a better bat than Braun.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Wood = Braun, apples/oranges

  100. Johnnyhobbes says:
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    For the week… Desmond SF LAD all away games. Or devers LAA and @ NYC…. Ryon Healy @ BAL and home KC Which two do I start for the week?

    Thank you!
    separate question pick up archer off waivers… drop Freddy Peralta, Ryan Healy or nimmo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devers/Healy — Peralta

      • Johnnyhobbes says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey! That was my plan, nice to think your magic is rubbing off on me…. Phrasing ….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  101. southside dom says:
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    What to do with Michael A Taylor in a weekly H2H 5×5 league? Lineups lock at first pitch on Monday, so can’t plug and play. He’s been so valuable for SAGNOF though.

    Waiver wire is thin: Kiermaier, Grichuk, Rajai Davis, Piscotty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Kiermaier

  102. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Which to drop: Muncy, Puig, Rendon, or Haniger?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

      • 200 Proof says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks… I forgot to throw Desmond into that list. Drop Puig over Desmond?

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Puig

  103. Fogimon says:
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    Weekly lineup lock, having trouble deciding on starters.
    Sit 3;

    Berrios @ CHC
    Marco G vs KC
    Hendricks @ LAD
    Keuchel vs TOR
    Wood vs LAD
    Bieber @ STL
    Pivetta vs WAS
    VV vs NYY vs WAS
    Castillo @ ATL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castillo (why’s he on your team), Marco, VV

      • Fogimon says:
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        @Grey: I’ve never been able to rip the bandaid off, I’m a slow peeler. The glue on my Castillo bandaid is still caught on a long arm hair.

        My mom always told me its less painful and more satisfying to just rip it off…. I’ve never listened.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Listen to your mother!

  104. CP says:
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    Couple of questions:

    1) Nick Williams or Winker ROS?

    2) Rank Weaver, F. Peralta, M. Montgomery ROS

    3) How many more innings do you think we see from Buehler this year with pitch count concerns (he’s at 51 innings), his health, and Dodgers regular starters getting healthy?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Williams 2. Montgomery, Peralta, unless this is really ROS then Weaver 3. 60 IP

  105. Worm Burner says:
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    Grey,

    I’m in 1st, and 2nd place team needs saves (ranked 8th out of 12), with no saves in FA pool.

    I get: albies, Nola, Yates
    I give: Rendon, Kenley Jansen, p. strop

    Should I hold and keep him down in saves or take the bait?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Albies

  106. Cersy says:
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    Hi Grey

    With my Sanchez sidelined who would you pick up?

    Barnhart, Murphy or Romine?

    I know you like Murphy but he has started sporadically recently?

    Thanks a lot.

    Cersy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy

  107. J-FOH says:
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    Hey Culligan Man!

    That home run derby in Queens was a lot of fun. Muncy’s bat makes the loudest crack when he connects. He also looks like a citizen of middle earth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re the most obvious Dodger homer who swears he’s a Mets fan… Flukazy!

  108. Jack says:
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    Zunino or Romine?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zunino

  109. Mike Dev says:
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    Limited moves – which closer would you rather roll with?
    Z Britton or R Iglesias?
    Thank you sir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The one you have if you’re limited in moves

  110. herschel says:
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    @Grey: need sp help. swap Britton for any of Flaherty, Godley or Maeda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flaherty

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: he countered and asked for box. too much for flaherty?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seems a bit much

          • herschel says:
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            @Grey: flaherty and godley for box or should i be targeting a different pitcher?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Godley’s been real bleh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s done

      • Fogimon says:
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        @Grey: DONE!!?? Say it aint so!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Who’s done?!

  111. Jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj says:
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    Got offered Aaron judge for Nelson Cruz. Seems like a push to me. Which side do you prefer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Judge, prolly fair

  112. peacecoast says:
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    Listened some more to Replay in my car. It is getting good. He has met the other one, Pamela. I love this stuff.

    Goliath is dead to me.

    The Americans is still waiting for me, one season 3 or 5 I forget.

    Expanse I worry S3 is going to be bad. The alien stuff can take it off the rails. I will plod on though.

    Spirale I have not started yet.

    Line of duty I watched S1.

    Watch the fucking Lobster already.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Replay is awesome, never been able to listen to a book on tape tho, mind wanders and then Patrick Bateman’s killed someone else and I’m lost… The Americans is the best of those, must watch… Expanse is solid, season 3 gets a little wonky after halfway point… Spirale is the best, but subtitled, LoD is awesome too… I’ll watch the Lobster with Cougs one of these days, it’ll be up to her…

  113. Brian says:
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    10 Team 5×5, I’m in first by a lot.
    We keep 4 players every year. I LOVE Jose Ramirez.

    I was offered JRam for Severino and ARizzo.

    Half the league is idiots so the wire is pretty deep with assets. Plus, I’d probably keep JRam until his flame goes out.

    Pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, I’d go Rizzo side

      • Bk says:
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        @Grey: I did for Springer instead of Severino, but got Taillion as well. He wouldn’t do the Sevy deal. Go JRam.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          JRam!

  114. Ryan Horner says:
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    Gray, have a question about keeper league value in a H2H points league. Assuming similar keeper value for next season, how would you rank Acuna, Vlad Jr, Hoskins, Bellinger and Soto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Acuna, Bellinger, Hoskins

      • Ryan Horner says:
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        @Grey would you trade Stanton to get either Bellinger or Hoskins + Soto in this same league?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  115. Launch Angle says:
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    Would offering my Scooter and Kershaw for Jose Ramirez be a fair offer to the other owner? His SP situation isn’t good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair for you

      • Launch Angle says:
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        Haha…thanks. Didn’t want to offer a deal that’s insulting.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  116. Bk says:
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    For some reason, I don’t like owning Nimmo. Dropped and picked back up a few times by me and other managers, and he sucks vs lefties.

    Would you replace him with any of these guys?
    Margot, Kike, Healy, Braun?

    Also, any of those over Trumbo? Kinda wanna hold Trumbo while he’s red hot.

    Also,Zunino is an average killer. Prefer Barnhart or Hicks to him? Or hold tight?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Bk: Hicks can’t get no love.

      • Bk says:
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        @Cram It: Hicks has been just as bad..

        • Cram It says:
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          @Bk: Nope

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks

      • Bk says:
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        @Grey: Is that a hold on Nimmo?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  117. OaktownSteve says:
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    I nominate today’s first comment as one of the best comment #1 ever.

    Hiya Alright. Having a partially liquid lunch, dropping by the dispensary (sorry @ralph) and heading back to ring groceries for 5 more hours. Should be a good show. Recommend dropping by if in Oakland.

    I watched that ERod (hate the nickname but it makes good shorthand) start. His mechanics are MUCH improved. There were some soft hits making the results uglier than the effort. His right shoulder is a lot more solid and his FB command is a LOT better as a result. He looks like he can effectively locate a pitch when he needs to. I’m bullish.

    Oaktown Kids have owned Dietrich the last three weeks because they were short in the OF and their uncle’s name is Derek. Ye gods. Also the team right behind them in explicably dropped Jed Lowrie, my boy’s “5th or 6th favorite player” (Eric Sogard still holds the top spot) so we bought him for 104 FaaB dollars (78 runner up) to supplement the ugh Yolmer Kingery joint.

    Highlight of the weekend, the mayor hold secret, low key meetings in our store the quiet hours and she ended up in a long conversation (like 15 minutes) with my 10 year old. When she left she pointed to my girl and said “hope for the future.”

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve: little bit of a staging week in the nfbc. Managed to lose a point worth of ground despite 12 homers 46 r 46 rbi 75 ks (berrios 18 Clevinger 10, Flaherty 13 Kennedy 13 Anderson 9). Did creep into striking distance of 5 or 6 points with a solid week this week but the pitching looks blah for match ups.

      If you’re in a league where Hirano is unowned I’d say that’s not a bad place to put your closer spec chip.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, Hirano should be owned everywhere

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, Long Bawls does solid work…. When do the Oaktown Kids get their own column?! We give course credit!

      Aw, that’s awesome about the point at the end… Someone needs to save us!

  118. Jack says:
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    Gallo or Dietrich?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dietrich

  119. Kevinb says:
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    Which of these do you start tonight ?
    stripling hm Cubs
    Peralta hm KC

    Thanks for everything!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stripling

  120. chris says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I’m in a 9 team roto league (i know, strange number but big rosters) where we keep 6 guys and get 7 moves the whole year. Someone dropped Corey Seager after his elbow injury earlier in the year. Do you think it’s worth grabbing him? I’m thinking of using a move if for nothing else to use as a trade chip for a closer at the deadline for a noncompetitive team that can keep him, worse case I can keep him for next year. Would you be rushing to add Seager or you think just leave him be. Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leave him be

  121. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h BAA
    Who would you drop to activate Robbie Ray for Wednesday? I know all of these guys are scrubs, but who’s the most expendable?
    Ivan Nova
    Marcus Stroman
    Hector Rondon (chapman, Diaz, boxberger for saves)
    Joe Musgrove
    Anthony DeSclafani
    Kevin Gausman

    Leaning DeSclafani but wanted to hear opinion of others. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeSclafani

  122. Piss in a Gatorade bottle says:
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    In a dynasty league that uses OBP and SLG I stead of avg and hr, who do you want long-term… Bryant or J-Ram?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ram

      • Piss in a Gatorade Bottle says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks, Grey! I was thinking the same…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  123. Josh Freeman says:
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    Grey,

    drop Eaton for Dietrich?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  124. OaktownSteve says:
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    Mentioned this the other day…piscotty his swing looks a lot better. Ball is jumping off his bat. Potential mixed appeal for the moment. Another late HR today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So yawnstipating

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        3 homers 24 r+rbi and .308 so far in June. Useful

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That is pretty useful…for a middle infielder. Bam!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        .308, 3 hrs 24 r+rbi in June pretty useful. Seriously the bat looks very lively

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That is pretty useful…for a middle infielder. Bam!

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:
            OF5 is a bitch in even medium deep

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I could use a 2B, got anyone?

  125. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    My starters have been roughed up like everyone else over the past month – looking to move a hurt and keepable Alex Reyes for help this year – would you move him for any of Stripling, Wood or Rich Hill? If yes, who is your preference?

    15 team roto w QS instead of W

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The player has to be a Dodger starter? Kinda meh on the options

      • Jimmy Jack James says:
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        @Grey: Ha yup – the guy who has shown the most interest just happens to have all three. At this point, assuming that’s the best I can get b/c I’ve shopped him pretty good. Love Stripling but worry about innings limit. Wood/Hill are solid but both major injury concerns.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, not great options, JJJ

  126. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    Johnny Lasagna don’t be cookin my ratios!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope not!

      • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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        @Grey: nope, it’s delicious

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Deliciously…evil!

  127. Let's Play Two says:
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    I currently own Sal Perez who has been awful…as most catchers have been this year. I lead the league overall, but there’s a 3-way race for the top spot in HR and RBI categories.

    Willson Ramos, Grandal and Molina are available in my league. Would you drop Perez for any of them for better power/average combo?

    I’m in a standard 5×5 roto – R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Molina

      • Let's Play Two says:
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        Sorry, forgot Contreras is available too, but he’s not doing what was expected of him either. Still drop Perez for Molina?

        Maybe next year I play in a league with no catchers!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Molina

  128. Defender33 says:
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    Can I get your way to early guess on the top 5 for 2019?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout, Betts, Jo-Ram, Lindor, Machado

  129. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Just finished The Staircase. What did you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s that damn owl, man! I liked the old episodes, the new ones were a bore… Except for the dead lady’s sister…Whoa on her… Candice has some stuff to say! I also don’t think he killed her…What do you think?

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Grey: Exact same way. I caught myself messing around on my phone during these new ones and not caring. That sister is the worst. Did he do it????

        • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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          Just realized you don’t think he did. Neither do I but I moticed on these new ones they mentioned evidence that was never mentioned in the old ones with the trial.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, can’t see how anyone could say he definitely did it… Someone might think he *might’ve* did it… But I wasn’t shown anything conclusive

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t know how anyone can conclusively say he did it… he lied? Sure, no way the wife knew he was having affairs even though he kept saying she knew… She didn’t know, he lied…Did he kill anyone? Damned if I know, but reasonable doubt, ya know?

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Grey: I mean, a hung jury at least?! Devers…what a creep! And that celebration dance.

            How’ve you been man? Sorry I haven’t been around this season. Life has kicked my ass, but I’m making it through the other side finally I think.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No worries, glad to hear it/from you… I’m good, in Palm Springs until July, then to Aspen, then back to LA, things could be worse… Like dropping Schoop yesterday…

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                @Grey: Ahhh…where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano.

                Hey, you could’ve been so desperate in your dynasty for pitching you picked up Felix to face Schoop

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I can find some of those hot females right now to tell me about Felix’s rookie year, if you want me to hook you up…

                  • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                    @Grey: Got me that W! And yes please.

  130. OaktownSteve says:
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    The joke that isn’t funny. The discount store in the simpsons is called Try-n-Save. When Treinen Finishes I say “the old Try n Save”. As advertised

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like it (a little)

  131. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Good stuff as usual. So, I have the following Pitchers on the DL in our Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League: Strasburg, Ray, Darvish, Buehler and Wacha. I also had Viz until he went on the DL, so I dropped him. Bauer is really all I got. Anyway, can I drop any of the other DL clowns? I seem to recall you saying that Wacha is droppable, but wanted to make sure. I have no idea who to add, but a Cigar Store Indian comes to mind.

    The related good news is Buehler may pitch to live hitters soon and as you pointed out, Darvish will begin an Assignment in Low A South Bend. What an f’n joke!

    And the Torenado lines are still classics!

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Can lose Wacha but Ray comes on Wednesday, lowercase yay

      • Yankee My Wanky! says:
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        @Grey: Holy shite, you are right Grey. I didn’t even notice that note. Well well, look at that. Mr. Ray has decided to join us.

        By the way, also loved the E Rod blurb with the diapers. Yeah, he kinda sharted himself, huh.

        Thanks again Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, No problem

  132. rdub says:
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    Offered up Muncy for Flaherty. My top two bench bats that I’d be replacing Muncy AB’s with are Healy and Hicks. Fair enough offer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  133. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Thanks (and to peacecoast) for alley oop earlier on my starting pitching selections. Been a brutal stretch for me recently, and had me questioning my process.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t worry about it FG MP

  134. Turd Wendell says:
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    Sup Grey,

    W. Myers and J Gray for Joc and Flaherty who you like ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers, it’s fair tho

  135. Josh says:
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    Drop anyone to pick up Rodon win/loss homers given up league do I need his losses from being on that asss team

    Hold/saves league h2h

    C chirinos
    1b Abreu
    2b Albies
    3b moose
    Ss Barreto
    If Tim Anderson
    Of Ozuna, benetendi, haniger, puig
    Util Braun, Cain
    Bench bryanT, parra, Pederson

    P sale, Bauer, Nola, Maeda, pivetta, Gray, seranthony, Jeffress, Bradley, Rondon, strop , wacha(dL), ohtani (dL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Parra

  136. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    $23 Manny Machado or $3 Bellinger in a keep forever league? +$3 annually. I’m in 3rd but spitting distance from 1st, and second to last in average category….

    (12 team roto, weekly lineups)

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: if helpful, rizzo went for $46 last year at auction, and I kept Rhys Bryce and Blackmon at 18 21 and 26 respectively.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Machado sounds like a keeper still

        • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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          @Grey: for sure. Not a cheap one, but easily below draft price for the foreseeable future. Could see keeping him until 2022 2023 when he’s near $40, esp if he goes Yankees.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, he’s a $40 for a while

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  137. hankg says:
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    Keeper league – deal Hoskins for Knebel and Treinen? Need saves but concerned that Hoskins may be too much to give up. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoskins side, get cheaper saves

  138. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Trying to get Khrispy Davis for some needed power. Was thinking of offering Gleyber + Flaherty? Is that a fair offer? Other individual pieces I have to offer are Boxberger, Berrios, DeShields, LeMahieu, Soto. Could you please tell me what you think is a fair offer for Davis, using any of these pieces, that I might not be seeing? Can these pieces work? I tried using the Trade analyzer, but it has LeMahieu as being worth $21.20 to Khris’s $17.20 , so I figured something must be amiss.

    Thanks very much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You shouldn’t be offering more, that’s plenty and fair

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: Cool, that’s what I thought. Thanks again.

  139. Launch Angle says:
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    In what order for a standard roto league – QS, K, ERA, WHIP:

    Berrios, Flahery, Folty

  140. Gregg says:
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    Rizzo or bryant ros and in dynasty for next 3?

  141. WTH says:
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    I just checked my leagues free agent list and is there something i’m missing??? Why is ceaser hernandez our leagues 6th ranked 2b on the waiver wire?????…

    i’m in a 10 team POINTS league weekly h2h al/nl should I drop dee gordan or K Marte for him?? I picked up marte cuz he could play SS and 2b for me and he was pretty hot but neither guy is 100%% needed for me…. Should I stop typing already and pick up ceaser ???? and who would you drop of those two ? thx grey !!

  142. Hepcat13 says:
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    Thoughts on Teheran overall?

    Worth holding or picking up on waivers say, Bentances, Danny Duffy, or Andrew Miller?

    Thanks!

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