Yesterday, it was a good day (freaking brothers every way like M.J.) to be an ace.  Corey Kluber went 8 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, 1 walk, 13 Ks, ERA at 1.57, pitching against the Tigers. One of the best, if not the best, pitchers goes against one of the worst, if not the worst, hitting teams, and you have a masterpiece by the pitcher.  Just be clause.  Qualifying, that is.  To not be outdone, Max Scherzer went 9 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, 0 walks, 10 Ks, ERA at 0.90, and stole his first base.  Take that, Ohtani!  Scherzer has 80 grade speed if he’s in a DeLorean and wants to go back to 1955.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Bradley Zimmer – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Hopefully, he stayed after the game and worked with Jo-Ram and Lindor.

Francisco Liriano – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.13.  Right now, I might be able to pitch against the Indians, and throw a Quality Start.  And I throw like 50 Cent.

Nick Delmonico – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Dying for a White Sox announcer to say, “Delmonico’s steak’d the White Sox to an early lead!  That’s A-1!”

Chris Archer – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.94.  Man (or five ladies), I think I’m dropping Archer down to a number two fantasy starter next year.  I know, it’s early, but he is so “high Ks, iffy everything else.”  The Ks were blinding me, yo!

Mallex Smith – 4-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and two steals (1, 2).  *wraps phone cord around pinkie, talks seductively*  What are you doing, Mallex?  Wanna come over for a batty call?  Aw, c’mon, you know my parents are in Hawaii touring caves with Vincent Price.

Alex Colome – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save.  I got a chance to watch Colome yesterday, and, as I imagine Samuel L. Jackson would say, what the f**k is this motherf**ker doing right here?  Yeah, he closed it, but didn’t look great doing it.  I grabbed Sergio Romo, but I could see dropping Romo in a game or two.  The Rays have a vested interest in Colome getting saves, and I think they do everything to allow that to happen, as much as Colome tries to stop them.

Miles Mikolas – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 6.00.  Hey, at least he didn’t walk anyone!  What?  Where are you going?  I wasn’t making excuses…entirely.  It’s a good sign!  Come back!  Sigh.  I don’t think the Mikolas late-round gamble is paying off.

Noah Syndergaard – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.94.  I didn’t see this game, but, since it was vs. the Marlins, I’m going to assume there were five four-base errors for the Marlins to score one run vs. Syndergaard.

Jon Gray – 5 IP, 7 ER.  Pitchslapped by Clayton Richard?!  It was the Padres!  He is one-half Jon Snow, and one-half Greyjoy.  But the Padres turned him into Reek.

Chris Iannetta – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .345.  Hey, he now leads my RCL team in homers!  I think I might need some power.

Ian Desmond – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .237.  In Ryan McMahon news, he’s started calling bingo in the dugout via closed circuit TV for a lovely little church in Sloan’s Lake, Colorado.

Carlos Gonzalez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .250.  I don’t want to own CarGo, but my desire to own all Rockies hitters cancels that out.

Carlos Asuaje – 1-for-5 and his 1st homer, as he hit leadoff, hitting .244.  Yup, it’s Coors, but Asuaje is one of those guys I’m watching, because he told reporters he wants to hit all them launch angles.  Unless he was misheard and talking about lunch at Bojangles.

Zack Godley – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 0.64.  Times like these when you wish you drafted off the preseason rankings in the Bible.

Xander Bogaerts – Will miss 10-14 days with a small fracture of his ankle.  That medical report continued, “It was the best of times, it was the blurst?!”  You know why?  Because instead of 100 monkeys on a 100 typewriters trying to type up a novel, the Red Sox have 100 monkeys on 100 MRI machines.  An ankle fracture and he’s only out 10-14 days?  What was the exit velocity of Bogaerts traveling through the MRI machine?  Because I think it was too fast.  I don’t care how small that fracture is that sounds like an underestimate of time missed by about two more weeks.

Rhys Hoskins – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .429.  I gush like a Tide pod on the podcast that’s coming later today about Rhysus.  All praise!

Scott Kingery – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .259.  Since I watched this game, I got to see a whole lot of Kingery.  He looks like he could be Yelich’s little brother, and I can see how he can hit homers, but, similarly to Yelich, Kingery does not look like a big-time power threat.  Pretty impressive all-around game, though.

Tucker Barnhart – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Tucker “The Anvil” Barnhart!

Anthony Rizzo – Hit the DL with back issues.  Specifically, they were back issues of Men’s Health.

Jose Martinez – Left yesterday’s game with an Achilles contusion.  So, we finally know his weakness.

Greg Holland – 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 walks as he was activated.  Holland needs to recalibrate his windmill.

Matt Albers – 2 IP, 1 ER, and the blown save, but the win.  I’d say Matt Albers only lost the lead and not the game by the skin of his teeth, but we both know that anything that comes close to Albers’ mouth is getting eaten.  I contend (for the featherweight title) that Jacob Barnes is still the Brewers’ best bet for saves.  Maybe yesterday will convince Craig Counsell, as well.  (Image below provided by our points writer, Malamoney.)

Kendrys Morales – Suffered a hamstring strain.  The Morales of the story is Kendrys should be swinging a bat while parked in a folding chair.

Jakob Junis – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 0.00.  Or is it Jake?  Jacob?  Junis Christ, can you figure out your name?  Any hoo!  Royals jumped out to the early lead and Junis cruised into the Ivictory Coast W Hotel for an all-expenses paid trip.  I liked Junis so much after his first start, I picked him up.  Guess how I’m feeling after this start?  Rhymes with mexcellent.

Mike Moustakas – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Moistasskiss!

J.A. Happ – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.94.  I thought he was pitching better than a 3.94 ERA.  Kidding!  It’s only through 16 IP!

Steve Pearce – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .286.  Now has three homers in three straight games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs, and his 3rd homer, hitting .238.  With two outs in the ninth, he hit a grand slam, which foreclosed the game, and defaulted on the potential save.  (Using glossary terms like a baller!  By the way, baller and glossary have never appeared in a sentence before, but no balloons dropped from my ceiling.)

Dylan Bundy – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.35.  Damn, and I was too much of a lily-livered fraidy-cat to draft this AL East pitcher!  By the by, has any expression sounded less intimidating than fraidy-cat?  “What are you, fraidy-cat?!”  “What are you, naming a new cat food?”

Alex Cobb – Set to debut with the O’s on Saturday in Fenway.  That should go swimmingly like Natalie Wood.

Mark Trumbo – Will begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Bowie.  When it’s early in Bowie, there’s lots of Young Americans chasing Fame, and Trumbo’s gonna feel like The Man Who Fell To Earth.

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks in 109 pitches, ERA at 1.45.  Don’t wanna be too much of a fanboy, but, I mean, c’mon, dude’s like from another era.

Ken Giles – 1/3 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save.  That save was of the “I guess we have a closer, we may as well use him now that we have two outs in the ninth, I mean, how bad can he screw it up,” variety.

Lance Lynn – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 5.00.  As I said after his last start, he likely needs more time to get up to speed after signing late, and, sure enough, my cherrypicking is right.

Jaime Barria – To fill-in for injuries to Shoemaker and Jesus Christopher Ramirez, the Angels called up their young righty-slash-female neighborhood (Spanish es bueno!).  Here’s what Prospector Ralph said about him, “(Barria is) a control and command righty with a bulldog makeup, and a knack for hiding the ball well. Barria rode his three pitch mix and elite pitchability to the upper levels of the minors, despite entering 2017 as a 20 year old with only 117 innings above rookie ball. You have to like the results from Barria, so it’s tough to knock him…..but, he’s maxed out physically, his fastball velocity is just mediocre without a ton of movement, his changeup is a good pitch, but it should be noted pitchers with control and feel for a changeup tend to over-match hitters at the lower levels. He’s a back end of the rotation profile, and someone who likely will get a few looks at the major league level if he again pitches well at AAA. The kid can pitch, but I don’t see much fantasy upside.  And he seems like a jerk, wait, I was thinking of Grey for that last part.”  Hey, c’mon!

Albert Pujols – 2-for-5 and his 2nd homer.  Yeah, yeah, but Ohtani blew the biggest bubble ever using grape-flavored Big League Chew!

Garrett Richards – 4 1/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 4.20.  Garrett Richards is named after two of the sexiest working women in sitcom history, Mary Richards and Mrs. Garrett.

Doug Fister – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks vs. the Angels.  Well, they were Angels before Fister!  You sicko!

Rougned Odor – Hurt his hamstring on the base paths after a walk.  He must’ve been so disoriented he walked.  Like a shark that can’t stop moving, a Rougned can’t stop hacking.

   
  1. Scott says:
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    I see odor is hurt. Is profar worth an add in a 14 teamer to see what he can do with some AB’s. Not sure why he is buried on the Texas bench especially after deshields got hurt. He qualifies at OF only right now. Maybe he sticks if he hits ar gets traded where he will play. He has no minor league options left. I own kipnis who forgot how to hit along with the whole indians team and panik who seems to be cooling off. Thanks

    • Scott says:
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      Profar is still only 25. His name seems like it has been around forever. But he really hasn’t had a chance to get a lot of at bats

      • bbboston says:
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        @Scott: I agree with the sentiment. He got rushed through the minor league system at too young an age. Now he needs some development time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: I’d hold for now, or someone other than Profar

  2. BreadnButter says:
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    When are you going to write a Yonny Chirinos fantasy?

  3. Turd Ferguson says:
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    That Donaldson blurb got me. Thanks for the laugh.

    • Turd Ferguson Esquire says:
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      @Turd Ferguson: Felipe Rivero has changed his name to Felipe Vázquez

      “I think [the Pirates] know already, but I think they’re making it, so I don’t know when they’re going to be ready,” he said Monday. “They might be ready already.”

      Get ready.

  4. Managers are morons says:
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    Why isn’t hader closing? He is filthy. He struck out all 4 batters he faced today. The only run he allowed this year was because he got pulled and jeffress gave up a hit.

  5. CrazyJ says:
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    Drats! Apparently I have to give another team .30 to unload J. Junis in the trade analyzer.

    I need help on where to currently value Conforto and Buxton. I understand the preseason assumptions, but how do I place Conforto now that he’s playing and Buxton hitting 8th, or was it 10th? I guess I’m asking for what tools you have out there that I should be using to answer my question! :)

    Thanks for the blog… I’ve been waiting for that Moistasskiss for a while and looking forward to some HR to the Rizzo!

    • CrazyJ says:
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      After poking around some, it appears the projections Razzball uses are updated by Rudy pretty frequently so I should just refer to the ROS projections and it would likely take the playing time and batting order into account already, yes?

      • ROS projections updated every morning and then once in the middle of the day.

        Does take playing time and batting order into account – a few systems in place but i try not to get too influences by recent games – e.g., Leonys Martin isn’t likely to hit leadoff all year for Tigers…solid risk of losing his job, etc.

        • Crazy J says:
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          @Rudy Gamble:

          Thanks Rudy! I appreciate the tools and I’m trying to familiarize myself with all you have out there… which is a lot.

    • Cram It says:
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      @CrazyJ: You’re trying to find a player worth .30 to make a trade even in the analyzer? That’s a little pedantic.

      • Squat Cobblers says:
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        @Cram It: Pedantic? C’mon Cram…this isn’t MENSA-ball!

      • SallyCips says:
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        @Cram It: I find very few people willing to do deals even they are even. All skewed to them or no deal. Frustrating.

  6. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    Loved it, great write-up, superlative.

    a. Reading you live from AMS Schipol Airport. Take that, Bas from Holland. Just kidding, love the Netherlands and everything about it. Am on my way to Nairobi.

    b. Tyvm for the Choo buy column. He’s been very good since on my roster!! The SB yesterday was gravy on an otherwise dry Salisbury steak.

    c. Mark Twain quote for April 10

    Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: Thanks! A. Safe travels! B. Nice! C. Awesome!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Thanks man. Made it to Nairobi. Now all I have to do is pass the night here (Nairobi departures) until my connecting flight tomorrow morning at 06h55!! Say a prayer for me.

        a. Have more or less snuggled up next to a Chinese guy. It was either that or just a random weird guy. I take the innocent-looking Chinese guy.

        b. Forgot to mention on day 7 of our trip to Greece (visit to Delphi refers), that I met a guy who reminded me of your UBER taxi driver (pock marked Noriega look-alike refers). Unfortunately my guy was from El Salvador. Sorry.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prayers sent! A. Who hasn’t? B. Haha

  7. Nitro says:
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    J. Gallo was just dropped in my RCL league. Would you drop I Happ for him?
    Thanks!

    • Justin says:
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      @Nitro:

      Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nitro: Gallo was above Happ in the preseason, nothing’s changed

  8. Phil says:
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    Duvall hit the wire. Worth the add? Can I expect something resembling 2017 results?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Phil: DEPENDS WHO YOU ARE DROPPING.

      • Dude says:
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        @Cram It: Take a day off, sport. It’s not worth it.

      • Phil says:
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        @Cram It:
        Suarez hit the DL. The slot could be used for anything. Duvall would be a bench bat or 3rd Utl guy. League rewards power, ops, xbh, 2b.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Phil: With no other options, sure. Don’t see why you wouldn’t expect the same, unless PT becomes an issue, but that would be down the road.

          • Phil says:
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            @Cram It:
            Thanks, Cram. He’s the best option for hitters. A 15th rounder or so. Figure 10 days of lousy hitting doesn’t change much, but what do I know.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil: Seems reasonable

      • Phil says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks, Grey!

  9. Natty Boh says:
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    I’ve been offered Judge for Ohtani in 10 team AL only 24 man rosters. I had $200 of $260 budget for O. So I’m loaded there already. Is this too much value to pass up?

    • Rudboy says:
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      @Natty Boh:

      Ohtani has a damaged UCL, hes pitched both his games vs Oak. We’ve seen what Judge can do even though he Ks a lot and i dont think he’ll hit for avg again. Remember, this is the Majors and its tough. Ohtani needs to show and prove, Judge has already somewhat done that.

      That being said, it all depends on your team needs but Im taking Judge, easy.

      • Natty Boh says:
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        @Rudboy: Agreed…thanks

        • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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          @Natty Boh: yeah, Ohtani’s value will never be higher. Not saying he won’t be assume, but it is hard to beat “perfect game through seven, bunch of home runs, ridiculous MVP odds” to pump a guy’s value up.

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    Hi Grey,
    Great write up as always!
    I’m in a h2h 12 teamer. Playing a team that has 2 start weeks from Thor and scherzer. My strategy before the week started was to just throw a bunch of starts at him and try to take the counting stats k’s and w’s). I had a great start from Godley last night and have 2 starts this week from Sale so I’m thinking I’ll rethink that. I have Folty slotted in against the Nationals tonight. Is it too much to ask that he has another solid start against them? Would you start Skaggs in Texas? That one I’m leaning to the yes side.

    Thanks,

    Cersy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cersy: I wouldn’t

      • Cersy says:
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        @Grey: No to both Skaggs and Folty? Thanks again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not to both

  11. El Famous Burrito says:
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    It just dawned on me that Jose Ramirez and Jose Martinez are two different people

    • knucks says:
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      @El Famous Burrito: I have this same problem with Brad Miller and Matt Duffy for some reason.

      But the middle name shizz that everyone was talking about yesterday is also throwing a nice little monkey wrench into things this year. And Felipe changing his name. What the flip is going right now?

      • peacecoast says:
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        @knucks: for me its Matt Chapman and Davidson

        • Cram It says:
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          @peacecoast: Matt Chapman and Matt Olson. I couldn’t tell the difference on draft day, so I never took either one.

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Cram It: fuck maybe I meant Olson. Now there’s three for me.

          • Ante Galic says:
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            @Cram It: cram it!!

            I have all 3 Matt’s… Chapman, Olson and Davidson!!! How ’bout them apples???

            Cheers,
            Ante

      • Hot Rod

        Hot Rod says:
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        @knucks: ESPN is back to using FIRST/LAST only today (Apr 10), no middles.

        • crimedog says:
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          @Managers are morons: it’s more valuable in mid innings. Gives your team a greater chance they can build on a lead in 6,7,8 and potentially not be in a [email protected]Hot Rod: love how it’s Mike Anthony Clevenger. He must be an assassin and we just don’t know it

          • crimedog says:
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            @crimedog: well that comment got screwed up not sure what that was… wanted to say it’s funny ESPN calls clevinger. Mike Anthony Clevinger like an assassin

    • JoeC says:
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      @El Famous Burrito: Also, a burrito is just a taco that’s been folded over.

      • El Famous Burrito says:
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        @Grey: Apparently, The Angels have a reliever named Noe Ramirez, and now I want his middle name to be Jose. I want that more than anything.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha – and so it will be!

  12. John Schwind says:
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    Barnes is the best option for saves in Milwaukee?!? Can we at least mention his name? It’s ok…we can say it….JOSH HADER! I know Counsel wants to have his own Andrew Miller but it’s not even close (says the guy who drafted a Hader for $1 this year b/c SAGNOF).

    But seriously, who the fuck doesn’t think Hader should be the closer?

    • jbona3 says:
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      @John Schwind: The same people who think Andrew Miller and Archie Bradley shouldn’t be the closer on their respective teams…because, reasons.

    • JoeC says:
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      @John Schwind: People who believe in analytics, which says that you should reserve your best bullpen pitcher for the most crucial in-game situation, which only occasionally occurs in the 9th inning.

      • Thor says:
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        @Thor:

        Is this Schwind of the Pirates organization?

        • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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          @Thor: as I Pirate fan it would crack me up if someone from their FO is bitching about Josh Hader’s usage on a fantasy site at 4:30 am. I guess they did get snowed out yesterday.

        • John Schwind says:
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          @Thor: not the Schwind of the Pirates…although that would be funny. Just a Schwind who plays in a 14 Team auction league who SAGNOFS and never drafts closers but drafts guys like Josh Hader for $1. So my bias is kicking in hard core. @JoeC yes I understand analytics approach as well, but Fantasy worlds skew my thoughts…not to mention Barnes and Fat Albers can’t close out a Game so good luck Counsul…good luck

    • Raider says:
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      @John Schwind: I think he should be in the rotation but thats just me.

  13. kingforaday151 says:
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    Oh wise one with the ‘stache, after years of advice I finally convinced myself to stay away from #1 starters…..

    Cueto / Tanaka / Corbin / Clevinger / Godley / Manaea / Weaver

    I think I owe somebody some margaritas.

  14. G says:
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    Who would you hold onto of Jon gray, Happ, and Reynaldo? Or I guess how would you rank them. Looking to hold one or two of them and open up streaming slots. Thanks

    • knucks says:
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      @G: I’d keep Jong Rray for sure and Happ if its Ian but prob not that J.A. version.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Not Lopez

  15. Andrew Mellars says:
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    Drop K Seager for Matt Chapman?

  16. Johnny Be Good says:
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    Hey Grey, morning! 2 questions for ya:

    1. Which side u like better for ROS: Darvish & Samardja or Ohtani & Treinen?

    2. Keep 2 from these guys; Story, T Anderson, Moncada, Margot

  17. ju ju beano says:
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    Greg Holland- seriously- what are your thoughts on this guy? hmmmmm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ju ju beano: Cards closer, had a bad day yesterday, might take him a few appearances to be right

  18. msh2404 says:
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    Done with Odor forever… Can you rank the top replacements available:

    Kinsler, C. Hernandez, Solarte, Peraza

    Thanks!

    • peacecoast says:
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      In case no one has seen 50 cent throw:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83FHj53QBHY
      @msh2404: it’s one week in. remember why you drafted him…not for avg obviously but remember those counting stats. And he has 4 BB so far this year and only 7 K, out of 34 AB. I am def holding on to him.

    • knucks says:
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      @msh2404: HT loves Solarte for today so I’m streaming him @ 2B cause of the Odor injury.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @msh2404: I’d look at matchups, prolly Peraza

  19. Mr. Rickey says:
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    My greatest accomplishment in the draft this year – not taking Odor anywhere.

  20. MarvPesos

    MarV says:
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    Grey,
    12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 12) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 35 moves – no streaming

    Kind of a long winded questions (yeah it’s a two parter!) but I need your crazy wisdom as I go into unchartered waters. I typically draft proven guys each year and take 1 or 2 risks (young guys, DL stashes) well this year I threw that out the window. I’ve posted my team below. My thinking is I’m in a Head to head league and with my bats I should be able to keep my team above 500 (won last week, winning so far this week). So my main goal is to ensure the best team in the Second half / playoffs. What do you think of this team ? I was also going to send out some trades for some pitching (L. Severion) but I’d need to give up a big bat for it. Any nats on my team you think will start declining (out of my top guys ?). I’ve also posted waiver wire guys below if you think anyone is worth a grab:

    Wire (any your keeping your eye on?)
    BATS- M. Davidson, Y. Solarte, C. Dickerson, K. Pillar, N. Ahmed, E. Escobar, A. Cabrera, C. Iannetta, A. pujols, J. Lowire, C. Villanueva, P. Tucker, M. Smith, E. Gattis, J. Lucroy, T. Frazier, O. Arcia, B. Zimmer, D. Fowler
    PIT –M. Harvey, T. Skaggs, R. Lopez, J. Urena, B. Norris, K. Gibson, H. Ryu, T. Willaims, J. Lucchesi
    RP – B. Brach, M. Melancon, S. Greene, J. Hadar, B. Parker, J. Soria, D. Robertson, A. reed, C. Bedrosian, N. Jones, J. Barnes,

    Secondly, another team has proposed Carlos Martinez and Vizcaino for my Yelich and D. Salazar. I’m punting saves so I don’t really care for Vizcaino but other than that what do you think of the trade ?
    I was thinking of dropping Vizcaino out and countering with:
    Carlos Martinez and (Jeff samardzija or Manual Margot) for Yelich, d. Salazar and Mazara?

    My team:
    C – W. Ramos
    1B – P. Goldschmidt
    2B – B. Dozier
    3B – N. Arenado
    SS – T. Turner
    CI – T. Beckham
    MI – T. Anderson
    LF – T. Mancini
    CF – C. Blackmon
    RF – M. Haniger
    Util – N. Mazara
    BN – L. Brinson
    BN- E. Suarez (10-day DL)
    BN – X. Bogaerts (10-day DL)
    BN – C. Yelich (10-day DL)
    BN – N. Senzel (Not Active)
    DL – J. Turner (10-day DL)

    SP – C. Carrasco
    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – J. Paxton
    RP – H. Strickland
    RP – Empty
    P – J. Quintana
    P – J. Junis
    BN – J. Flaherty (Not Active)
    BN – M. Kopech (Not Active)
    DL – L. Gohara (10-day DL)
    DL – D. Salazar (10-day DL)
    DL – D. Lamet (10-day DL)

    Thanks bud, sorry so long,
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MarV: Kinda? You don’t need C-Mart, trade’s fair

  21. George Connors says:
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    Cant you even mention the weather once? Look at all those ks ….you think any hitter wants a piece of Verlander or Scherzer in 20 degree cold? Damn no……..these guys want the first month to be over……its comical with their faces covered up in field and at bat…..

    • ohtani bonaduce says:
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      @George Connors:

      Hitters have the advantage in the cold. Far harder to put any rotation on a ball than to hit it.

      • Pouss-Pouss says:
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        @ohtani bonaduce: Have you ever played baseball?

        • JoeC says:
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          @Pouss-Pouss: This is the correct answer.

        • ohtani bonaduce says:
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          @Pouss-Pouss:

          I led the 8-9 year old back-up third basemen in walks. Granted, I was 12, but I was an OBP machine.

  22. LG Baseball says:
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    Beef Wellington or Iannetta as a fill in for Realmuto?

    Should I consider trading Realmuto and rolling with one of Wellington or Iannetta ROS?

    Thanks Grey!

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @LG Baseball: There it is baby, a catcher question! Iannetta if they are playing at home a bunch? I dunno, I think Beef should be starting in 12 team leagues anyway. Can’t go wrong (or right) with catchers.

      • LG Baseball says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  23. Alan says:
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    David Dahl hasn’t been in the lineup for days now. Any news on what kind of injury?

    • Sideshow27 says:
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      @Alan: I believe he is playing everyday….in Triple AAA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alan: Stomach bug

      • Alan says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!! Was worried it was the ribs already. Seems like if they aren’t giving McMahon a real shot, they should call Dahl(or Tapia who is on fire) up and put Desmond at first.

        • Alan says:
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          @Alan: Do they like McMahon more long term than Dahl or is it some kind of contract/service thing? Dahl seems like the better bet long term by a lot.

          • The Harrow says:
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            @Alan: mcmahon and dahl both highly ranked prospects, both near the same spot (at least for ralph)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Call up Dahl to have him sit on bench too?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Alan: Hasn’t played since Friday for Albuquerque. No injury news posted anywhere.

  24. DodgersWindowClosed says:
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    Kiermaier is my only CF. My staff is Max, MadBum, Hendricks, Morton, Bauer and Manaea. Trade Manaea for Adam Jones?

  25. DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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    @Alan: annoying Fantrax question (at least I am not asking you guys if I should drop Michael Wacha for the mystery platter on the waiver wire).

    How do we see the eligibility tracking? Like it says 10 games played for a new, and Hanley has been playing 1B, but I would like to see the actual number like it is super easy to find on other (cough*yahoo*cough) sites.

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @DonSlaughtOnslaught: *new position eligibility that is

      • Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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        @DonSlaughtOnslaught: contact them, there might be a place that shows that. they are the best site in the world for being contacted back. only time it takes more than AT most a few hours would be on sundays. weekdays i’ve seen them get back to you in like 25 minutes.

        • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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          @Yr Never Too Old for Balloons: that is nice of them, but you shouldn’t have to be contacting a fucking site rep for basic stuff like that. (Thanks for your feedback, sincerely, I just hate that site so far).

  26. knucks says:
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    What is Teholio seeing in this Ian Smell add in Perts? I’m over here leaving my catcher slot open and he’s got room to pray for an Ian Smell comeback?

  27. Anodyne says:
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    Bour or Tyler Austin in dynasty leagues?

  28. Sideshow says:
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    Deep league, Faria, Matz or own none of the above ROY

  29. The Hoser says:
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    Morales actually hurt himself warming up to play 1st base.

    • Cram It says:
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      @The Hoser: He was holding the back of his leg after a single and was pinch run for.

  30. crimedog says:
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    New April strategy. Bench all hitters playing in sub 40 degree weather and stream any pitcher throwing in sub 40 weather. Lance Lynn 9 k’s in 5 against the Astros, cmon. It’s pretty clear the Astros were just standing in the batters box with their hands down their pants trying to get warm watching called strike threes.

  31. ohtani bonaduce says:
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    Jon Gray does kind of “Reek”.

  32. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    Drop J Montgomery or Gausman for Trevor Williams?

    Thanks

  33. Willy Mo says:
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    Well, it looks like Jeurys Familia will be a top closer this year (Mickey Callaway cough cough) and to think familia was going 100 picks or so after the top guys. Surprised you didnt have a blurb for him and his league leading 5th save. I think he gets 50 saves on this team this year. It really is amazing the Mets have gone from the worst pirching in baseball to the best in one season. The pen has been phenomenal and they are 8-1.

    I watched Mikolas closely. He did allow a couple doubles but he also got unlucky with a few seeing eye singles in the 4th and coulda used some help from his defense. He gets the reds this weekend and I expect a strong start.

    You see what adam ottavino is doing out of the pen so far? 7 innings, 14 ks 2 base runners no runs and hes got 2 wins already. The espn 162 game projected extrapolation for 2018 Ottavino is nuts, it stands at 88 games, 103 innings pitched and 206ks (and 29 wins… but obv that wont happen) as long as his arm doesnt fall off he should have a huge year. I could see maybe 10 more combined wins and saves with sparkling low era and whip, with around 120ks. I think hes the most valuable reliever whos not designated as their teams closer. Hes owned in about 20% of espn leagues compared to andrew miller whos owned in 79%.

    • knucks says:
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      @Willy Mo: Diggin what Ott is doing right now. Wish I had some room for him somewhere but with Hader and Miller on most teams, its just not something I can swing at the moment. Could see regretting that at some point.

      But I’m already leaving the Catcher slot open for the first week. Which has actually been working pretty well when using the Hitter Tron for Batty Calls instead. Since there is always an open slot on my teams with all these off days… and someone better on the wire than a Catcher.

      Good post thought Willy Mo

    • Cram It says:
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      @Willy Mo: I’m as much as a Mets fan as anyone, but pump the brakes for me. Calling them the best pitching staff after less than two weeks is a jinx waiting to happen. You know how easily injured they get!

      • Willy Mo says:
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        @Cram It: haha dont underestimate mickey callaway! The Mets have a 2.25 era and a 10.5 k/9 as a team so im just talking as in right now, they are damn good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Willy Mo: Hope so on Mikolas, I own him where I can’t drop him — Yup on Ottavino

  34. Mickey Maloney says:
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    Is Springer a Buy Low candidate? His K’s are a problem in H2H Points, but his value isn’t going to be any lower.

  35. Jhohnnhy says:
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    If Hawk Harrelson makes that comment about Delmonico, it will be about the third stupidest thing he says on that broadcast.

  36. Five-on-One says:
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    Please rank for a 12-team 5×5 league with weekly moves (SON says Ryu, Lynn, Wacha, Kennedy):

    2-start Wacha – @CIN ($2.6) and v CUBS (-$5.3)
    2-start Kennedy – v LAA (-$4.8) and @TOR (-$8.6)
    1-start Ryu @SD ($6.7)
    1-start Lynn – vWSOX ($6.1)

    I am starting Corbin, even though for some reason SON hates (-$3.1) him against a weak offense (SF).

      • Five-on-One says:
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        @Grey: Sorry – Do you mean the order I listed them in (Wacha, Kennedy, Ryu, Lynn) or the order SON has them in (Ryu, Lynn, Wacha, Kennedy)?

        Also, you starting Trevor Williams his next couple of starts? SON is NOT a fan (@CHC: -$18.7 and v COL: -$2.5)?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Order you listed them

  37. Swaz says:
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    Beckham or Arcia as a replacement for Bogaerts? 12 team ESPN H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swaz: Beckham

  38. Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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    14 team h2h with OBP over AVG, total bases/hits and QS/K per 9 added
    C uh oh
    1B sano
    2B whit (OF)
    SS machado
    3B nunez (SS/OF/2B)
    OF (3) rosario, puig pearce (1B, added since he’s hot as shit and leading off now)
    util (2) kingery, pirela (added for coors only, working out fine for now)
    BN cron (another reason i added pearce with rizzo out), brantley, yelich
    DL rizzo (3 slots)
    NA big willie
    SP (got the super asian staff, top 2 aces both japanese): otani, darvish, ryu, wacha, skaggs, roark, stroman
    RP (4) giles, strickland, brach, greene (j.barnes out there too)
    DL reyes, shark

    want to stream a slot normally, pivetta coming up. drop who, cron, or pirela (i’ll miss one day of coors, UNLESS somebody adds pivetta today, which could happen), or i guess pearce, but he seems to not be platooning and leading off every day.

  39. Dr Y says:
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    is dropping betances in a saves + holds league a mistake? 12 team mixed h2h categories. He hasn’t been himself and hasn’t got a hold. would use the roster spot on Newcomb/Mahle or speculating saves. Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Dr Y: Hold over those SP’s.

    • knucks says:
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      @Dr Y: What kind of options are there to spec on saves?

      • Dr Y says:
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        @knucks:

        no current closers and holds guys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dr Y: Agree with Cram

  40. knucks says:
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    I owned Junis and left him on the bench last night.

    Have a deep bench in a shallow league (10 teams, with 10 bench slots) and didn’t have anywhere to stream a bat. So I grabbed him, just in case he looked good. Well he looked good. He did what I was hoping he would do! But I started a RP for a Hold instead (he didn’t pitch). And I had almost forgotten that frustrating fake baseball feeling. Its damn good to have it back though.

  41. Sportive Tricks says:
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    Hey to the hey, Grey,

    Just a couple of quick questions:

    1) I’ve been holding Josh Fields, but now Kenley looks to be getting it together a bit. Does your more refined eye see anything that says it’s time to keep holding or move on?

    2) Jon Gray. Ugh. I’ve got a logjam going with my bench spots because of holding onto the aforementioned Fields, and I used a late draft pick on Gray. My other “sleeper” SPs all make me feel pretty confident (Corbin, Weaver, Berrios. Taillon) . . . so should I just toss this guy back into the pool of streamers where he belongs? I think I’d rather own Ian Kennedy right now.

    3) Am I not hetero if I tell you I love you?

    LOVE YAS!!!!

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @Sportive Tricks: I get that Jon Gray is talented, but I will never believe a Rockie pitcher is anything BUT a streamer (I know Ubaldo did blah blah one year but that was clearly an anomaly). If you used a late pick, what is really the cost of you streaming that spot? If you get a chance to grab him at SF or whatever than even better.

      In other words: how many teams are you willing to start him against AT HOME, and what is the opportunity cost of holding him if you can’t start every (or almost every) time out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sportive Tricks: Hey you! 1. Can move on for now 2. Nah, don’t lose Gray yet 3. Sure!

  42. Uncle Ernie says:
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    Good morning Grey.Nice day to Own either one of them. Scherzer cut back on his SOs and kept pitch count down nice to see him go deeper in games. Looking at this trade! Donaldson and Thor for Jose Ramerez and Bum. Or Donaldson and Thor for Jose Ramerez and Robbie Ray. Or hold. Thanks.I would be getting the Jose side.

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @Uncle Ernie: I like that Max Scherzer is so good that if he strikes out fewer than a dozen guys people are like “oh yeah he meant to do that” and not “striking out 10-12 people all the time is crazy hard.”

  43. Jason H says:
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    Can we confirm the same similarities for Mrs. Kingery as well? The more cougs the merrier.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason H: I can’t confirm that

  44. TJ says:
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    Anyone see any rcent news/timetable on Mark Melancon coming back?
    My team is hurting, and now with Odor on the shelf, I could use an extra DL spot.

    Seems like Melancon is out long-term, and I already own Strickland. Just not sure if it is the right move.
    Rather drop Melancon than Deshields from the DL spot if I can.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TJ: I’d lose DeShields of those 3

  45. mernest says:
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    12 team H2H categories with R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS

    Donaldson and Carlos Santana

    Freeman and Carpenter

    Which side do you like? Thanks for your thoughts!

  46. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    grey anything to read into the miller save last night? worth adding for someone like middleton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ROTO OVERLORD: Nah, nothing to read into it, Allen prolly went too many days in a row

  47. tomtom says:
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    Good morning Grey. I have 3 SS, and thinking of dropping one of them to pick up Ryan Flaherty 2B. Which one should I drop?

    Tim Anderson
    Marcus Semien
    Matt Duffy

    Many Thanks!!

  48. Joe Beisbol says:
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    Please and thank you, Grey!

    1. Should I offer Anderson for Cesar H to fill in while Murphy is out? If I don’t trade for a 2B, my options from the FA pool are Lowrie and Panik.

    2. Would you drop JoMo, Duffy, or Richards to add Estrada, Newcomb, or Triggs?

    C – Ramos, 1B – Abreu, 2B – [Empty], 3B – Machado, SS – Anderson, OF – Stanton, Cespedes, Cain, Util – Sano, Bench – Margot, Murphy (DL)
    SP – Darvish, Berrios, Corbin, Duffy, Richards, R.Lopez, Fulmer, Roark, JoMo, Samardzija (DL)

  49. Squat Cobblers says:
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    I know I’m supposed to start my aces…but Ima Fraidy Cat. In an RCL…Do I start or sit:

    Severino +3 in BOS
    Corbin -3 in SF

    Thanks Grey!

  50. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft league.

    With Bradley Zimmer’s homer, would you rather have Zimmer or Michael A. Taylor right now/ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Savoy Special: He was going to hit a homer eventually. If Taylor hits one today, will you reverse the question?

      • Savoy Special says:
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        @Cram It: I don’t know but I’m pretty moves heavy right now because I’m trying to catch that next big breakout. there’s nothing more crushing than watching a guy you owned with that vision of a breakout then dropped get picked up by another manager and watching breakout from afar. Maybe I’ll drop 1 of Mikolas, Rodney, Shane Greene. cuz F pitching…

        • Cram It says:
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          @Savoy Special: I get that, but you can also overmanage this early in the season, jumping on every guy that has a good game without regard to the big picture.

  51. Fred says:
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    I never get the lack of love for JA Happ. Always a solid pitcher who gets no respect (cue Dangerfield)

    Picked up Andrelton Simmons for SS support because Bregman has been a little late to the party right now. Dropped Ian Happ to get him. Alright move or bad one? I had to make a decision quickly because a lot of guys get scooped up rather quickly in my league.

    Should I try to get Ian Happ back and drop someone below? My team is as follows:

    C. Iannetta – C
    C. Santana – 1B
    DJ LeMahieu – 2B
    Adrian Beltre – 3B
    Alex Bregman/Andrelton Simmons – SS
    Bryce Harper – OF
    Rhys Hoskins – OF
    Trey Mancini – OF
    Scott Kingery – Bench
    Jose Martinez – Bench
    Ryan Flaherty – Bench
    Yasiel Puig – Bench
    Byron Buxton – Bench
    Gleyber Torres – NA
    JT Realmuto – DL

    Pitchers
    Jose Quintana
    Luke Weaver
    JA Happ
    Brandon McCarthey
    Luis Castillo
    Lance McCullers
    Lucas Giolito
    Dan Straily – DL
    Alexander Reyes – DL
    and a few holds/saves pitchers

    Thanks for any input Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fred: Over Flaherty

  52. OaktownSteve says:
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    Looks like I was wrong to doubt Godley.

    For Bogaerts Injured while streaking I’m going with DOH’blique!

    Rizzo, Cruz, Kinzler, Bogaerts and more DLd for me. That’s a lot of offense on the shelf.

    • crimedog says:
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      @OaktownSteve: i was a big fan of Godley. kicking myself for taking Alex wood over Godley.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Damn, sorry, that’s right, meant to ask… Will have to wait for another player to go down while going well… Hope you were able to at least get those guys out of your lineup

    • J-FOH says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I own him but before I get all gaga over godley I’ve been trying to keep in mind he has only faced the dead bat dodgers and the geriatric giants. Both teams that look like quad A clubs right now.

  53. ryanoger says:
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    Neris or Greene for saves?

  54. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft league

    would you drop Michael A. Taylor, Chris Owings, Fernando Rodney, Shane Greene, Miles Mikolas, or Eduardo Rodriguez for Bradley Zimmer? or hold.

    I’m leaning Mikolas but not sure I’ve giving up yet on him with his control/command/velocity/team

    I dropped Zimmer yesterday for Chris Owings because he’s eligible at 2B/SS/OF and Chris Taylor has been crap so far. I got Owings as insurance..

    C: Yasmani Grandal
    1B: Josh Bell
    2B: Chris Taylor
    3B: Matt Chapman
    SS: Francisco Lindor
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Mitch Haniger
    OF: Michael A. Taylor
    UTL: Tim Anderson
    Bench: Chris Owings

    P: Clayton Kershaw
    P: Brad Boxberer
    P: Fernando Rodney
    P: Shane Greene
    P: Aroldis Chapman
    SP: Max Scherzer
    SP: Sean Manaea
    Bench: Mike Foltynowicz
    Bench: Miles Mikolas
    Bench: Eduardo Rodriguez
    DL: Luiz Gohara

    Thanks!

    • Savoy Special says:
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      @Savoy Special: or maybe leaning Michael A. Taylor with Robles looming – though Robles just got hurt

      • Savoy Special says:
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        @Grey: ughhh I’m gonna hear it from my league for dropping Owings for Zimmer on the very next day. but F it. I just want to win. Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  55. Tyler Magnus says:
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    I was thinking of picking up either Wheeler @MIA or Matz at home vs. MILW. Stream-o-nater likes Matz better for his start on Friday. You like any one of them better for the ROS?

  56. Whirlaway says:
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    need 1 best bench bat in a OBP SLG league from following:

    lamb
    franco
    pearce
    peralta
    tucker
    haniger
    villanueva

    THanks!

  57. Chris says:
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    Interesting offer in my 10team 5×5 OBP.

    My Correa and Cano for his Seager and Darvish.

    I think I need some pitching help, but Correa can be a monster. Cano I feel like is a waste having a 2B in Util spot in a shallow league.

    C Gattis/Realmuto
    1B Myers
    2B Altuve
    3B Machado
    SS Correa
    OF Springer
    OF Puig
    OF Gallo
    Util Cano
    Bench Domingo
    Bench Schwarber

    SP are Paxton, Castillo, Gray, Gray, Arietta, Taillon, Reyes, Snell, Giolito
    RP are Betances, Peacock, Hicks, Gsellman

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey:

        Oops – yes, sorry

  58. jdred5 says:
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    Hesitant to start Odorizzi vs Houston today. Thoughts?

  59. Andre says:
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    Hey Grey,

    With the news that Senzel is shifting back to 3b, do you think he’s up by next week? Is it too much to drop K. Seager to stash him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andre: No, and yes

      • Andre says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  60. PJF311 says:
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    Would you drop one of these MI/CI guys (Yomer Sanchez, Todd Frazier, Asdrubal Cabrera) and pickup Pujols.

    It’s a RCL points league

    • PJF311 says:
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      @PJF311: Markasis available too

  61. Long Bawls says:
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    On my team:

    Rizzo
    Deshields
    Myers
    Odor
    Jose Martinez

    So that’s head in oven at 350, loosely covered in foil, baste every 30 minutes, right?

  62. Hepcat13 says:
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    Good Morning!

    Hold on Jose Peraza still?

    Yahoo, 5×5 12 team H2H

    Thanks! I LOVE the smell of moustach wax in the morning!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hepcat13: Didn’t he steal his 1st base yesterday?

  63. henncoop says:
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    Ugh …can it getting any worse than seeing 40% of my RCL OF go down on one play as Cain trips over JoMart’s achiles & tweaks his quad as he spikes him??

    My assessment (for what it’s worth) on the Brewer’s closer situation would be Barnes should be the guy. Throwing 95-97 mph heat & just barely missed getting strikes on 3 or 4 pitches while having the keystone cops playing behind him.

  64. SF says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Need a fill in for Yelich. My options are: Choo, Hanley, Reddick, T. Austin, Dickerson, Markakis or Villanueva.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SF: Hanley

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: speaking of Hanley, I’m thinking of adding him once Odor hits the DL for my UTIL spot.

        Other options under consideration: Travis Shaw, Mitch Haniger, Matt Chapman, or Manuel Margot

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Shaw

  65. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    20 teamer with holds and saves. have these 5 for bullpen spots (5 spots)
    leone/lyons/nicasio/colome/soylent greene

    leone seemingly will be shoved out of useful soon with holland closing, lyons/norris holding maybe. options over leone being: romo (taken over the 8th), grimm (taken over the 8th), hirano (good but only 7th inning), alvarado (similar to romo but probably only 7th inning), j.jimenez (only good option on DET, and would be my handcuff), morgan (NOT good, but 8th inning now with PHI’s injuries)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romo

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: now about 5 leagues i’ve added him in last 15 or so hours.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’ve added him in 2

  66. J-FOH says:
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    Did you see Ralph started a go fund me page to get his very own Jugs gun. I was hoping it was some device to make women have larger busts…it wasn’t.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know what that means and am afraid to Google

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, news to me

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: by some weird logic in my head, would that make an exit velocity gun a DONG?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Maybe, why is a radar gun a Juggs gun?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I have no idea. I bet Oaktown would know. He knows lots of random stuff…Jeopardy!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Jeopardy! Haha

  67. lwomack58 says:
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    Which two would you stream tomorrow

    Gausman vs Tor-Son +6.2
    Pivetta vs Cin-Son +2.9-Castillo throwing for Cinn
    Estrada @ Balt- Son -6.3
    Wheeler @ Mia-Son +5.5
    Chirinos @ White Sox-Son +4.0

    thank you and have a great day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta, Wheeler

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        Sorry for followup-who do you prefer out of the two Wheeler or Pivetta?
        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pivetta

          • lwomack58 says:
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            @Grey:

            Thank you

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  68. crimedog says:
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    Is there a MMA group on this site? Mis-Managers Anonymous. I’ve done way more harm than good so far and need support. Does Boba help? Maybe I need whatever Kapler is putting in his Tapioca balls.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Boba does help!

  69. Junkmastah says:
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    E. Escobar, A. Cabrera, A. Rosario or Peraza for a Bogaerts replacement?

    12 team H2H

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly try Peraza for a few

  70. Balls In Play says:
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    Looking to ride a hot bat. Add Steve Pearce or CarGo until they get sour?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo in Coors

  71. ERad says:
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    Pretty sure Jorge Alfaro leads my team in HRs

    Junis Christ!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He would lead mine, if I didn’t drop him — Junis Christ!

  72. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    i don’t know where they are getting this as senzel already played 3B most of his entire career, if they didn’t call him up when suarez went down i don’t know why “start of next week” is now some sort of ETA, but having said all this, drop andujar (if you aren’t starting him) for senzel in 1-16 teamers?

    http://rotoworld.com/player/mlb/8953/nick-senzel

    this is the kind of thing where in leagues where he’s not already stashed (by me in most leagues with even one NA slot) he will be soon with that blurb, even if it’s wrong.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can stash Senzel, don’t see him coming up

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: yeah this guy isn’t quite that same jackass who we’d KNOW to not have any credibility like the dude who claimed MIA signed rosie last week, but that line seems to come out of absolutely no where too the “next week”, as the only real info change on him that i know of was when suarez got hurt, and it was blandino up for that. this isn’t a situation where senzel is just now attempting to play 3B.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe he’s up next week, but just as likely in June

    • crimedog says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: the “start of next week” I believe comes from the fact the Reds will gain one more year of his eligibility if they hold him in the minors until Saturday. I’ve read a couple places they could call him up this weekend due to that. I picked him up in one league, but he could be down until September, I’m not too familiar with how the Reds typically handle their prospects.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @crimedog: ralph’s said june for a while now, at least this explains the “start of next week” comment, which that writer should’ve mentioned. i know i looked EVERYWHERE the MINUTE suarez went out though, and all reports at that time were nope on senzel.

  73. sdub says:
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    Need some starting pitching help. Triggs and Happ are available. Do you like either long term or both streamers?

    Also, when do you expect Jack Flaherty will be back in the rotation? Will it need an injury to make it happen or do you think someone like Wainwright gets bumped with a couple more bad starts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ — Maybe mid May on Flaherty

  74. J-FOH says:
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    Jewnis is so stingy with the runs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  75. Dr Sauce says:
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    ESPN, 5X5, head to head, 6 man keep forever league.

    For this year and beyond who would you rather have Bregman or Benintendi. I currently have Benintendi; he starts as one of my 5 outfielders. If I trade Benny, Haniger would move into my starting outfield and Bregman would start as my utility. I also have Acuna coming soon.

    I think I like Benny a little better, however Bregman’s positional eligibility is intriguing to me. He can start as my utility and also cover 2 spots (SS/3b) if Bryant or Segura were to get injured. Sorry lots of info for a simple questions. Thanks Grey and Razzballers!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benny, flip a coin

  76. Murph says:
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    Grey
    I know im late to the party…
    Gotta cut someone if Im going to play a catcher (for the first time this year)
    1 – Who to cut to pick up Ianetta?
    Hitters: Franco, Matt Chapman, Brantley
    Pitchers: Chad Green, Hader
    (Or keep them all and play no catcher)

    2 – Also – better DL stash (pitching and hitting suck equally) – Greg Bird or Danny Salazar?

    Thanks sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley 2. Salazar

  77. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Hey Grey! I am down with any Brady Bunch reference, but especially their Hawaiian excursion. Vincent Price would be proud. And nicely done on the Bowie references. You’re one of my Heroes.

    Brinson just hit the wire. Would you drop Kiermeier for him? I’d kinda be happy if Brinson just winds up delivering Kiermeier’s stats from last season so it seems odd. But KK’s health is never assured, whereas Brinson is young and healthy as hell. Does he have the upside to outdo a healthy KK this year? Thanks a lot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! I’d try Brinson, but he’s a mess right now too, not sure if he even started yesterday

  78. Jake says:
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    Chris Taylor just hit waivers. Drop Michael A. Taylor or Brantley for him?

    Stick with Alfaro or drop him for Zunino when Z comes off DL?

    Drop Gausman for Folty, Newcomb, or Trevor Williams?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley — Go with Zunino — Newcomb

  79. Pitcher's got a big butt says:
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    Mikolas or Kennedy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ian

  80. MarvPesos

    MarV says:
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    Hey Grey,
    H2H 14-team cat. keeper (keep7) balanced stats, but a lot !!! (R,H,2B,3B,HR,RBI,SB,BB, IBB, K, TB, AVG / IP, W, L, CG, SHO, SV, K, HLD, ERA, WHIP, QS), 6 moves per week

    Currently have Tim Beckham at SS but do you see any of these as an upgrade ? Peraza, Semien, K. Marte, E. Escobar, J. Mercer, N. Ahmed ?

    Also, have a free pick up so who would you grab out of: C. Davis, J. Kipnis, D. Fowler, B. Zimmer, Y. Sanchez, N. Markakis, St. Pearce, C. Villanueva, R. Flaherty, Mallex Smith, H. Kendrick, E. Thames, S. Castro

    thanks bud

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really upgrades… What do you need from your pickup?

      • MarvPesos

        MarV says:
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        @Grey: Hits, runs, avg. I managed to pull off so-so pitching last week but lost half the batting stats which leads me to think I should pick up a bench bat. But maybe I leave that spot open for streaming pitching, try to lock up all the pitching stats (if there’s no real value adding any of these guys as bench bats)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Mallex right now

  81. crimedog says:
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    Just read this HAHA

    “According to Deadspin, former MLB outfielder/gym rat Gabe Kapler posted an article on his Kap Lifestyle blog this week in which he recommended that today’s players take time out of their busy schedules to “get a nice tan on their nuts” because vitamin D from the sun taken in by a man’s stones will lead to increased testosterone levels.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHAHA

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I can see it now, he has a mini tanning reflector right below his nuts

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m thinking he uses one of those tiny dentist mirrors

  82. SheaSeraSera says:
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    12 team Six by Six league (extras are OPS and CG’s)

    Was offered a trade of Rodney for Desmond. I have Melacon (DL) MR of Miller and Edwards Jr and W Davis and Doolittle in the Pen. Trumbo about to come off the DL could take Desmonds UTL slot…
    Don’t like Rodney much but if Desmond is going to lose time I am thinking about it. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond side

  83. shibboleth says:
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    Hey Grey, as always, sincerest thanks for the insights and humor.

    The injury bug is sinking me! Would you drop Healy, Barnes, Crawford, or Kiermeireirerer for any of the following?

    Swanson, Joyce, Sparkakis, Mallex. 6×6 OPS QS SOLD

    C: Iannetta
    1: Davidson [DL-Myers]
    2: Barnes [DL-Rizzo]
    3: Seager
    SS: Turner
    CI: Walker
    MI: Crawford
    OF: JD, Braun, Kiermaeir, Belt [DL-Yelich]
    U: Ohtani (T. Austin) [DL-Healy]
    Sp: Severino, Castillo, Weaver, Cole, Montgomery, Folty,
    Rp: Allen, Hand, Reed, Treinen [DL-Melancon] [minors-Flaherty]

    You da man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Healy for Mallex

  84. Wondering Wilbur says:
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    I wonder who is the better minor league stash. Willie Calhoun or Nick Senzel. I wonder who will be up first. I wonder what it’s like to score with two chicks at the same time. I wonder why so many people are vegetarian. I wonder why more people don’t use a squatty potty. I wonder when my probation will be up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Senzel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Squatty potty is the bomb dot gov!

  85. b the esq. says:
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    Need to drop someone from my DL to put Rizzo there. 5 DL spots. Drop 1 of Shark, Pom, Britton, Alex Reyes, or Sal Perez.

    Leaning Britton because he is on the shelf the longest, and when he comes back may be slowly moved into the closer role. Reyes has rookie keeper eligibility and just elite stuff I dont want to throw back.

    Thoughts? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure Britton

  86. Stumanji! says:
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    Keeper league: I was offered Harper ($24) for Ohtani ($12), Hoskins ($3), and Bauer ($3). I’d love to acquire Bryce but I don’t think Hoskins is too far behind especially at their respective prices. Also Ohtani is looking like a bargain at 12 bucks.

    For reference, the top non-keepers get drafted in the $50-60 range.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Stumanji! says:
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        @Grey: Negotiations have led to Goldy $34 and Ohtani $12 for Harper $24. Which side do you like?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Harper

  87. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Have a couple of pitchers coming off of the DL in the coming week(shark/Lamet), and wondering who are the drops. I have a ton of RP depth. Lucked out with Boxberger/Strictland. Drafted Chapman, Treinen and Ziegler with my last pick. SPs are McCullers, Castillo, Bumgarner, Paxton, Bundy, Manaea, Snell. I don’t see any real droppable bats right now. I am alternating Desmond and Jose Martinez in my 1B/OF slot and Odor, Merrifield and Albies at 2B. Also have Acuna coming up soon. 1st world problems I know.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why not wait until these guys actually come off the DL?

      • dubjay says:
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        @Grey:
        That IS the plan. Just like to have a bit of an idea ahead of time. Been trying to move one of my closers with a 1b to upgrade there. No takers as of yet. Would love to move Merrifield or Odor but they have both sucked so far. Hard to sell high there.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

          • dubjay says:
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            @Grey:
            What about Chapman for G.Sanchez? You like that move for me in a keeper league?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure

              • dubjay says:
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                @Grey:
                He nixed that. Said he would do W.Myers for one of my outfielders. Ill try I desmond. Maybe throw in Ziegler or Strickland. That is an upgrade right?

  88. Mike says:
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    Senzel over Andujar in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike: Might be able to flip Andujar and Barnes for Brad Hand and then just pick up Senzel.

  89. Chris D. says:
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    Is dropping R. Zimmerman for Yuli Gurriel a good move? Zimm was real relevant last year, but wondering if I should ride out his struggles since he didn’t play in the spring or just take my flyer on Yuli (Smoak is my current 1b. This is more for a backup)

    Thanks in advance per usual Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  90. Kate Jackson says:
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    Dynasty league OBP league would you trade Machado to get Moncada and Vlad Jr?

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Kate Jackson: not if u can win this year,Manny isnt a big OBP guy anyways but 290-35-100

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  91. Play Ball says:
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    Grey,

    What are your thoughts on Jose Ramirez start to the season and going forward? I’m looking at possibly offering a buy low trade for him for the SB potential as well as other counting stats he provided in the past.

    I looked at where he was at the same point in time last season and he was hitting .182 1HR/5RBI/1R and slugging % .364 and he turned it around. This year his slugging % is .171 and Fangraphs shows he’s not hitting the ball hard at all. Makes me wonder if last year was a fluke.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s less than 2 weeks…. It means nothing

  92. Steve says:
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    Who would you rather roster, Peralta or Brantley? 12T H2H, 5×5 Yahoo

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

  93. Robert Glade says:
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    Which of these 3 different scenerios will be the best by seasons end:

    Corbin/ Chapman
    CMart / Andujar
    CMart / Villanueva

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin

  94. SpecialFNK says:
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    I’m looking for power. should I trade AJ Pollock to get Edwin Encarnacion?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  95. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Guriel activated Friday. Who should I drop (Guriel; Franco; or Mancini)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gurriel

  96. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft

    Bench bat:
    Buxton, Kyle Seager, Kingery, or Franco?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bux

  97. ThE sHiT says:
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    Senzel moving back to 3B in Louisville today. The Yahoo blurb suggests he could be up early next week. I agree, stash Senzel now if anybody has room.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

    • Stumanji! says:
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      @ThE sHiT: contemplating offering Odor for Senzel just to get his stink off my roster.

  98. Worm Burner says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Is Whit Merrifield still > Tim Anderson ROS at this point?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  99. Robert Thrasher says:
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    Was offered Mancini for Cody Allen. I have Osuna already, could put in Shane Greene in for Allen, and need some offense help.

    What do you think? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  100. Caught Looking says:
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    H2h ROS

    Mikalos, Folty, Ian Kennedy? Kind of want to hold Mikalos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ian

  101. I have a 6.75 team ERA and need a HUG says:
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    Gausman or Lynn? Or a closed garage door and a hose from the ole tailpipe?

  102. (un)Lucky Dog says:
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    I scored the rare 2-DET when my OF Cain tripped over my CI JoMart

    Wait, we don’t get points for that? Now both DTD?

    FML-a-Thon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, ouch

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        @Grey: also, “2-fer”

        Why does autocorrect hate me?

        I blame the FOX crew – on opening day, there was a close play at 1st & one of them (Smoltz?) made a comment about how JoMart could have had the out if his foot was just touching the bag, and how dangerous it is for him to leave that much of his heel over it.

        Damn jinx! (And a very accurate observation, apparently)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds like Jo-Mart is fine, fwiw

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            @Grey: yeah – Cain too.

            Hopefully he learns from this and doesn’t leave 1/2 his foot over the bag any more.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

          • henncoop says:
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            @Grey: Think he is more likely to play today than Cain??

            • Lucky Dog says:
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              @henncoop: that’s what it sounds like from the coaches – sounds like they migh give Cain a day or two as they’re calling it a strained quad.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No idea

  103. Reds Sorta Rising says:
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    Say Hey Grey-
    With the Suarez injury, the Reds might be taking a closer look at Nick Senzel. Is this just a test drive or could he stick with the team?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’d stick if called up

  104. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Grey –

    Couple quick questions:

    1. Is Trey Mancini droppable in a 10 team league?
    2. Do you believe in Andrew Triggs as an ownable SP in the same league?
    3. Does Chirinos end up in the rotation in the next month?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No 2. No 3. No

  105. Matty says:
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    I’ve been cyclopes with a monocle-ing the yahoo position eligibility with Kingery. Once he becomes a better Zobrist he’ll be so much more useful for daily lineup tweaks.
    Imagine that; Zobrist flexibility with a bat you want in the line up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s gonna be eligible everywhere in about a week

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        @Grey: SS 2 more, 3 for 3B, 4 for RF in yahoo anyway

  106. D says:
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    Drop one
    C hedges
    1b Abreu
    2b Peraza
    3b Bryant
    Ss Anderson
    If Moustakas
    Of Ozuna, benetendi, Puig, Cain
    Util Mancini, Albies
    Bench Nunez, haniger, Ohtani

    Looking to drop haniger maybe but it’s a 5×5 league with ops, triples, tb , net steals

    Is haniger the drop or will he help me in power in ops.

    Or is Nunez the drop since my speed is good with Peraza, Anderson, Cain. But full time roll with Xander broken ankle

    Haniger you might say the drop is but what if he has a better year then Puig hmmmm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nunez

  107. Dau Tranh says:
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    Owings or Kingery ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery

  108. EZ says:
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    How many more starts are you giving Castillo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Month

  109. Humm Baby says:
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    Finally, Nats lineup makes sense.. Eaton, Turner, Harper, Rendon… hopefully this sticks and leads to Rendon going for 110+ Rib-eyes.

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      @Humm Baby: i didn’t know what the F was going on before, that sounds normal. or treat urner then eaton, but it’s close either way

      • Humm Baby says:
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        @And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!: Yep, has to be turner/eaton 1-2 in some order, and Rendon protecting Harper… Harper should get Bonds treatment if Adams/Kendrick /Zimm behind him.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Humm Baby: He was getting the Bonds treatment during the Mets and Braves (so far). He got intentionally walked yesterday before he even made it to the batter’s box.

          • Humm Baby says:
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            @Cram It: Ha, maybe that created the lineup change today.. we’ll see what they do when Murphy is back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Only took Martinez about 2 weeks to figure it out

  110. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey, in a vacuum are you starting Ryu tonight in a shallow roto league where you don’t need starts but SON is loving him? vs OAK, SON is at $12.6

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  111. H says:
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    I need to choose the best two, needs aren’t necessary. One will be used as utility and other a bench bat. Thank you.

    Jake Lamb
    Scott Kingery
    Miakel Franco
    Trey Mancini

    Also do you like Sean Newcomb over Aaron Sanchez or Tanner Roark? Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Newcomb over those guys, but better upside — Kingery, Mancini

  112. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. drop Ed-Rod or wacha for pivetta or hold?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ed-Rod

  113. toneDEAF! says:
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    Is Rosario a platoonytoon now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  114. Gotime says:
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    Drop Jose Martinez for Sunzel for spec add or hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  115. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Thanks for the shoutout in the bag! I won’t tell Trevor Bauer about your Devers love if you won’t!

    In my weekly keeper league, I overpaid a bit to draft Hendricks (in lieu of Ohtani…let’s not discuss that!) because the rest of my rotation was very upside/K-heavy but relatively volatile (Ray, Castillo, Morton, Clevinger, Taillon, Ryu, Mikolas, Wacha). Hendricks seemed like a guy who could give me some ERA peptobismol

    It’s still early, but Hendricks looks like he’s downgraded from the smoke and mirrors he’d been doing the last few years. Thinking about shopping him after his next clean start or two, aiming for a guy in the Rich Hill / Arrieta general range. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, you prolly don’t even remember asking that question! I like Hill better, not really Arrieta

  116. The Great Knoche says:
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    Apparently the Rays didn’t get the memo about 5 innings is the new quality start.

    They prefer to run their future ace in Snell out there for 114 pitches in the freezing cold, and keeping him out there in trouble with his mechanics falling apart as he gets tired. Raye gotta be different.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, can’t figure out MLB managers

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: his analytics sheet must have said, your bullpen sucks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  117. Paul says:
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    Harvey or wheeler ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harvey

  118. hankp says:
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    Josh Harrison or Ian Happ ROS in a 14 team 5×5? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  119. William Hung says:
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    Damn, Eddie Rosario is now 2/2 in sitting against lefties

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  120. Jerseyjon says:
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    Mrs. Garrett really? That explains a lot. That totally ruins the image I had of Cougs. So in a vacuum Ginger Mary Ann or Lovey Howell you sicko.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lovey!

  121. Gigorilla says:
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    Hi Grey — couple questions for you sir regarding my –5×5 traditional mixed league from Miller Park….

    -with J. Gray and Wacha part of my 6 man SP rotation, and 2 good closers – Osuna, Morrow, my 3rd RP is Devenski. Do you think that Devenski or A. Miller w/ their low ERA/WHIP is better than a shaky 3rd closer? Gray and Wacha have talent, but seem to be on the edgy side with ERA/WHIP–I should be solid w/ K’s from the other 4 SP.

    -are Matz, Lynn, Pivetta, or Cobb worth replacing Wacha or Gray?
    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer a closer — No, those SPs aren’t worth replacing Wacha and Gray

      • Gigorilla says:
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        Thanks Grey.
        Where did I just read something about ‘stashing guys’. HAHA

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • Gigorilla says:
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            Closers ROS, after Holland–please give 1 and 2

            Soria, Rodney, Colome, Greene, Middleton

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Colome, Greene

  122. DonnieB says:
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    Would you drop Peraza,A. Bradley or Hader to roster Senzel? Currently have Peraza at DH and Yuli coming off DL next week. Senzel better than any of these in 12 team keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  123. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft

    Someone just dropped Stroman–Should I add Stroman or Snell?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snell

  124. Chris says:
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    I didn’t reply soon enough earlier so I think it got lost in the shuffle – wracking my brain on Correa + Cano for Corey Seager + Darvish.

    10 team 5×5 OBP. pitching light and I have Domingo / Schwarber / Will Myers for the Util slot occupied by Cano. Seems close on the trade analyzer here but I always hate shipping away the best guy in the deal.

      • Chris` says:
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        @Grey:

        barely favors the side getting correa, but super close. having a strong cano replacement helps me i think

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I like Seager better

  125. SteveNZ says:
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    Nasty sonavabenching there from Javy B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why’s he on your bench?

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: I have Schoop at 2nd and Tim A at SS. Javy had hit the wire and I wasn’t going to let anyone else have him!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, gotcha — Well, there’s always Schoop hitting 3 HRs tonight!

  126. Bostero111 says:
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    Yo Grey.

    12 team H2h keeper league (Can keep up to 5 players for 3 years max).

    Drop Eddie Rosario or Jose Martinez for Senzel or hold?

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  127. hankp says:
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    Jon Gray and Semien or DeJong and someone like Clayton Richard in a 5×5?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeJong

  128. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Tim Anderson now 6-6 on SBs!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looking pretttttty, pretttttty good

  129. Sad Keanu says:
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    Would you bench Sonny Gray since his start got pushed up to @ BOS in 10 team?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench him

  130. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Godley’s curve is insane. I know it was against the Giants, but he made those guys look foolish all night long. It’s right up there with Kluber’s slurve and McCullers’ curve as one of the best breakers in the game.

    Watched the last two innings of the Brewers game yesterday. Albers was very unlucky in the 9th. Gave up a single to start things off, then the next batter hit a weak grounder that glanced off of his glove. Wong bunted his way on base even though he was telegraphing it. Albers did well to get out of it by allowing just one run, then shut the door in the 10th. Barnes got roughed up in his previous appearance against the Cubs and his walk rate is an issue. I think that Albers is the guy at the moment.

    The Indians have one player in their lineup today who’s hitting over the Mendoza line, and it’s a backup outfielder. Bet they can’t wait for the weather to warm up a bit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Indians are killing me across multiple teams… Lindor got one pitch to hit and nailed it foul… seems like how it’s going, though maybe Jose Ramirez is breaking out finally

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, it’d be nice if Lindor got going soon

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seriously

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: This is me also complaining about Lindor… rabble rabble

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            @Grey: is this where we complain about Lindor?

            When I look at the players I could have had there. Gah.

            It’s cold – it’s early. he’ll get his.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Big Magoo:

      I think that’s a good read on the Brewwers situation. If there is a save op for them tonight I think Jennings could get a shot.

      I was dead wrong on Godley it looks like, though I do like Jack’s comment above that he’s faced two of the worst offenses in MLB

      • Big Magoo

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        @OaktownSteve: The Dodgers and Giants aren’t exactly setting the world on fire, but they’re in his division, not to mention the Padres too. Several more matchups to come against those teams. I was thinking that the only place I’d consider benching him right now would be in Coors, but he only allowed 4 ER across two starts there last season. Looks matchup-proof at the moment.

  131. Alex says:
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    Trade Tim Anderson haniger and Reynaldo for Eddie Rosario and Alex wood in a 16team H2H OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  132. OaktownSteve says:
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    How would you describe the thread by which Colome hangs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frayed

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        How’s your tout team? Gray/Shark gambit off to a slow start. Arenado hasn’t gone off yet.

        I like today’s Blake Snell.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m in 1st by ten points — Hoskins, Bryce and mid range pitching

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Nice. I’ll root for that team.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks! I have Folty going today, which is a headache

              • Fundle Bundle Life says:
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                @Grey: here we go, let’s see: we got 2 instances thusly of you being FAR apart on
                1. t.will vs what SON thinks about t-will
                2. folty today was a -12 plus change play.

                the 2nd turned out MUCH better than a -12 play, by and large.

  133. vee says:
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    Yo Greymon, you ever watch the Digimon cartoon? search up Greymon – he’s a big, fire-breathing, badass T-rex.

    anywho, Dickerson or Pujols worth picking up in a 12-team? Currently have Mazara, Franco, and Mancini cycling through my 2 bench spots and playing 1 of them depending on matchups.

    thx n cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, no haven’t seen it… Dickerson has been hot

  134. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    From MLB.com: Last week in New York, after an April 2 game against the Mets got postponed because of snow, Neshek bought a few boxes of 2018 Topps Heritage baseball cards to open in his hotel room.

    Neshek, who is an avid baseball card and autograph collector, pulled a lottery ticket from one of the packs: a Shohei Ohtani card signed in red ink, one of just 69 in existence. “It kind of blew my mind. I knew somebody would cherish it a lot more than I did, so I was like, I’m going to list this so I can get something I want or go buy another case [of cards]. That’s kind of how the hobby works. Yeah, so I put it up, it was pretty fierce bidding there.”

    The card sold for $6,100 on eBay.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, crazy… Shouldn’t he be rehabbing?

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: Ah, no worries. He has baseball card money.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • VinWins

            VinWins says:
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            @Grey: So I made that deal I asked about – Ohtani and Ozuna for Giancarlo, but got him to throw in Murphy.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice!

  135. Bernie Brewer says:
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    I’m looking for a 5th starter for my 12 team H2H, limited season pickups, so streaming isn’t a great option at this point of the year. Here are some of the top SP available:
    Cobb, R. Lopez, T. Roark, I. Kennedy, L. Giolito, Skaggs, Triggs, Y. Chirinos, Pivetta.

    Any suggestions on a few guys that might have long-term success? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy, Pivetta

      • Bernie Brewer says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  136. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Shallow OBP league with limited season moves

    Hold Alonso or drop for: Choo, Davidson, Franco, Tucker, Thames

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How limited? Prolly hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  137. Ben says:
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    Someone offered me Luke Weaver and Jesse Winker for Bellinger. I like Weaver, but I like Bellinger too. I could keep Weaver for next year at $13. Bellinger is $31 and not keepable. 5×5 OBP league. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bellinger side

  138. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Dee and Billy each have 2 SBs tonight! Hanley with 1. Speed is back in style!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, it’s so cold people are moving to stay warm

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: I can’t believe Hanley already has 3 SBs… does he finish 25/10 this season?

  139. herschel says:
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    @Grey: sagnof, nate jones, romo, alvarado or barnes. if it matters, i own soria. much appreciated…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  140. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Dropping Gallo to seventh in the batting order? I understand fifth, maybe sixth, but seventh? It just bit the Rangers in the ass too. bases loaded, two outs and the number six batter (friggin’ Chirinos?) struck out swinging. You know… like Gallo sometimes does. Why the hell bury him behing Chirinos? Gallo was sixth last night. Worked fine. Ugh. Managers.

    PS: Can you tell I own Gallo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I own him too, that makes no sense at all… They just lost Odor so they move Gallo? Huh?

  141. jason batteiger says:
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    sheeeit! carmart just got hit by a ball in foot, doesn’t seem bad…. yet, heel probably

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @jason batteiger: WAS still able to finish off next batter, very likely it’s just a bruise. and he finished off the next batter very quickly too.

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @jason batteiger: he’s fine, stayed in game longer to bunt, and ran it out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whew

  142. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Aaron Sanchez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh schnikey

      • VinWins

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        @Grey: Hot shot through Donaldson’s legs called a hit?? To break up a no-hitter in the 8th.

        Oh, well, next batter gets an actual hit.

  143. Fundle Bundle Life says:
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    skaggs owners, he’s doing VERY badly. not just whip, BB’s, pitch count, beltre was THIS close to a line drive grandslam. me yikey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  144. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    AL only with OBP over AVG, total bases added, net steals over steals. have this: (10 team h2h)
    C uh oh
    1B swiggy
    2B whit (OF)
    SS correa
    3B devers
    CI mostsuckass
    MI lowrie
    OF (4) mancini (1B), little nicky, brantley, nunez (2B/SS/3B)
    util yonder is closer to my heart (1B)
    BN grichuk (benched twice in a row now)
    i’m guessing we aren’t QUITE to a throw grichuk away for any of these starting hitters yet right: d.robertson (2B/SS/3B), wendle (2B), santander (now been starting every day for longer than i thought)

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Mantis Toboggan MD: and big willie in the NA slot.

  145. mrs. featherbottom says:
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    Mookie Lynn Betts with a Salamai Sandwich

    • mrs. featherbottom says:
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      @mrs. featherbottom: and Dallas Keuchel is pitching like one

  146. Fundle Bundle Life says:
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    kingery teased us with having his first bad day.

  147. andfog99 says:
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    Drop Arcia for Senzel?

  148. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    Oh great Grey one,what do u think about Franchy Cordero

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC:

      Dude is special. Was the best talent in the Dominican League this year.

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @FrankGrimes: thanks,he should be up real soon right?

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          @AL KOHOLIC:

          I read when he’s 100% again he
          Will be playing everyday in the bigs.

  149. Tradebait says:
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    In a 12 team roto 6×6 (+OPS, +QS and using SV+H) league, I have more RP than I need (Chapman, Rivero, Bradley, Boxberger, Madson). I’ve been thinking of dangling trades to closer-needy teams Would you:

    1) Hold

    2) Trade either Chapman or Rivero for Godley OR Smoak OR Pollock (or a combo of those 3)

    3) Trade either Chapman or Rivero for J Upton OR T Anderson OR Manaea (or a combo of those3)

    Thanks

  150. nightpandas says:
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    looking for a couple of pickups with 2 dl trips, k/9, qs league

    Pivetta
    Lucchesi
    T Anderson
    T Williams
    Y Chirinos
    Fat Albers
    Faria
    Homer

    • Fundle Bundle Life says:
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      @nightpandas: pivetta is up tomorrow, him for sure. i think y oh chirinos is up soonish too (he’d have probably near zero chance of a QS due to be a RP who starts on TB’s “bullpen days”). to hold it’s probbly lucchesi due to tonight.

  151. Fundle Bundle Life says:
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    yep like i thought, MIL’s bullpen was sooooo tired they had to not only use drake but leave him in even though he continually kept walking everybody. hard to believe he was left in for the 2nd inning though,

  152. Wilsonian says:
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    Lowrie, Asdrubal, Kingery, or Baez for 2B for right now?

    H2H – H, R, HR, SB, RBI, AVG, OBPS

  153. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Re: “Shallow OBP league with limited season moves

    Hold Alonso or drop for: Choo, Davidson, Franco, Tucker, Thames

    Thanks!”

    It’s a 100 dollar budget with $1 add/drops before the trade deadline, $3 after the trade deadline and $5 during the playoffs. I’ve only made two moves since the draft, so I could definitely afford to make a move if it’s a good upgrade.

  154. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    At this point, it’s ridiculous to use anyone but Hader as Milwaukee’s closer. Worry about using him for middle innings after he actually gets you some wins.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @GrassyKnollRedding:
      It’s a shit show. Not really Counsells fault either.
      Wild pitches bloop hits walks and bad defense.

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @GrassyKnollRedding: barnes looks awesome almost all of the time, the other NL central t-will also. plus hader would be better utilized as you know what he is, a SP, esp on a team with such awful other SP’s.

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Mordacious Levator: Yeah, I hear what you guys are saying, but to know who your best arm in the bullpen is, and then to not use him to fill this important glaring hole that suddenly appeared on your team? I know what the plan was/is for Hader, but they still have not either made him the closer or made him a starter. They’re not the Diamondbacks, with an embarrassment of riches pitching-wise. It’d be nice to have the luxury of using Hader as a two-inning guy, but not when those games always end up tied or lost in the ninth. They should probably just stop the bleeding, closer-wise, first. And I don’t really agree that Counsell is blameless. If a player moves his chess pieces in the wrong places and loses the game, that’s not just bad luck. Some pitchers just don’t have the basic chemistry for closing. The arm is only part of what makes a good closer. I think Hader’s got the it factor. Wow, I wrote way too much on this.

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