Philly fans are often singled out for their rude, obnoxious behavior, but yesterday, as the Mets hit six home runs, the Philly fans were attempting to be on their best behavior.  Here’s a few of the more polite things heard, “Excuse me, sir, are you using the batteries in your portable radio?  I’d like to throw them at someone’s shoulder.  No, not their head.  That would be rude.”  Also heard, “I hate to waste a cheesesteak, but I’d like to vomit on an unsuspecting Mets fan.”  “Jimmy, no, vomit on a suspecting Mets fan.”  “Yeah, you’re right, Marge.”  Finally, “These Mets are fun to watch, I get to try out new curse words — screw you, nut sock!”  Then, with a pleased smile, “See, it’s like sack, but sock.  Catchy, no?”  Philly fans had all kinds of reasons to be annoyed yesterday as the Mets did damage.  Yoenis Cespedes hit his 4th homer (1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs).  Driving to the park in a limited edition car made of guano and Play-Doh must be his good luck charm!  Michael Conforto hit his 2nd homer (2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) as he hit third until he was pinch hit for against a lefty later in the game.  I get that Conforto’s a lefty and it’s a matchup thing, but there’s gotta be some kind of unspoken rule.  The guy you bat third in your lineup is not a platoon player.  That’s Connie Mack to Earl Weaver to Coach Taylor rock solid coach stuff.  You don’t pinch hit your three hole hitter!  Then Neil Walker hit his 5th and 6th homers (2-for-5), with two homers in the past two days, and, honestly, truthfully, interruptingly, when you have six homers in 13 games, there weren’t a whole lot of games where you didn’t homer.   Finally, Lucas Duda hit his 2nd homer (1-for-5, 2 RBIs), and 2nd in as many days.  The Phillies starters really aren’t that bad.  Dot dot dot.  Compared to their relievers.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jacob deGrom – Threw a simulated game.  Simulated baseball is for nerds, get back in there for fantasy!  Calm your roll, Previous Sentence Grey, deGrom will return for Sunday’s game vs. the Braves.  Previous Sentence Grey also owns deGrom in a weekly league where he benched him.  DAH!  Can’t he wait until Monday?!

Logan Verrett – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Now has had two great starts where deGrom should’ve been pitching.  Stan Gable, “That’s my Pi!”

Vince Velasquez – 4 1/3 IP, 2 ER.  After the game, Velasquez said, “Yeah, but how about that start vs. the Padres? WHA?!”  Then he went around and indiscriminately high-fived people who weren’t fully paying attention.

Alfredo Simon – Was scratched yesterday with biceps tendinitis.  As for his return, Simon said he’s shooting for his next start.  And everyone ducked.

J.J. Hoover – 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 15.19.  Wow, Hoover simultaneously sucks and blows.  Jumbo “Shrimp” Diaz was optioned to the minors because he looked worse than Hoover.  Up next to demolish fantasy teams’ ratios?  Tony Cingrani!  Bryan Price wouldn’t commit to any closer, but Cingrani’s gotta be next.  I mean, no one expects the Reds to be good, but they can’t just keep giving away games.  I grabbed Cingrani in one league where I need saves.  Vultures, converge!

Jay Bruce – 0-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and 2 steals (1, 2) as the Reds stole five bases.  Word’s out, Tony Wolters throws like Barbara Walters.

Brandon Phillips – 4-for-4, 1 run.  Well, one was a triple, but how didn’t he steal any bases against The View lady?  Distracted by Raven-Symone?

Ervin Santana – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, but there were three more runs that didn’t get counted against Ervin because Magic!  And poor fielding.

Byung Ho Park – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, and 2nd in as many games, and third in his last four games.  Tellin’ ya, he looks just like an Asian Carlos Pena.  I will now call him Calros Pena.

Scooter Gennett – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, now has back-to-back multi-hit games.  Scooter’s getting me all excited.  Obnoxious passerby, “Get a vroom!”

Alex Wood – 4 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 1 K and three more unearned runs due to the Dodgers’ infield playing the Harlem Globetrotter pregnant ball trick.  What a disaster to my WHIP from that stream.  I would’ve been better off streaming Williams Perez.  Both of them!

Hector Olivera – Had his leave extended by two weeks before MLB decides on his punishment.  Between this schmohawk and Jose Reyes, MLB might think about hiring Judge Judy to do some quicker arbitration.  “Okay, if you shut up, I’ll tell you what my ruling is.  Shut up!  Okay, you’re getting fined for three months and when you return, for further punishment, you have to own yourself in fantasy.  Now get out of my court room.”  That’s no nonsense Judge Judy.

Tyler Flowers – 4-for-4, 1 run, 3 RBIs.  Easy, we’re still in the April showers portion of the program.

Andrew Heaney – The Sciosciapath said that Heaney has “plateaued in his recovery.”  Sounds like they’re in a relationship that’s grown stale.  Such formal sounding words.  He’s plateaued in his ability to make eye contact with me.  That’s what Scioscia is really saying.

Mat Latos – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 0.49.  Yes, I know, Dallas Latos is filling your Twitter feed with pictures of herself in a White Sox jersey celebrating with her best duck lips face, but Latos has faced the lifeless Angels, the A’ss and the Minnesota Tloses.  The Stream-o-Nator doesn’t like his next start vs. the Rangers, and I agree.

Todd Frazier – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  Frazier has been so bad that I nearly benched him yesterday.  Thankfully, Domingo Santana didn’t start so I had an empty spot for Frazier.  Good thing Frazier got the picture, you’re on notice!

Melky Cabrera – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .320, which has to be the emptiest .320 average (0 HRs, 5 RBIs) since Yunice and Mel Escobar gave birth to Yunel.

Jose Abreu – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  El Grande Dolor!

Jose Altuve – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  I don’t want to start any sort PEDs rumors, but yesterday I did see Altuve opening a jar of pickles all by himself.

George Springer – 2-for-5 and his 4th homer.  Member a few days ago I said Springer was the type to hit ten homers in two weeks?  He now has three straight games with a homer.

Prince Fielder – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Also, in this game Mitch Moreland homered, his 2nd (2-for-4).  I believe this was the first time one hitter homered (Fielder) only to be followed by another hitter whose last name is a descriptor for the first hitter.  On a side note, I told you Moreland was a Hitter-Tron special last Friday for the upcoming week.  Moreland now has two homers in the past three games and hits in four straight.

Rougned Odor – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 2nd steal.  Please get hot, Odor, and, yes, this is the only time that makes sense.

Joe Kelly – Hit the DL with a shoulder impingement.  That’s Dr. James Andrews’ favorite kind of after dinner mint!

Drew Smyly – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners (1 Hit), 11 Ks, ERA at 2.91.  Hmm, so what you’re saying is I should’ve instead dropped Chris Archer, Aaron Sanchez, Patrick Corbin or any other pitcher I owned?  Point taken.  And the whole Smyly thing is getting old, feels smug now, which is obnoxious.

Kevin Kiermaier – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .182 in the eight hole of the Rays, i.e., Death Valley.  When Logan Morrison (0-for-5) is hitting 2nd with a .054 average, you have to wonder if the whole Rays lineup isn’t a meta joke that won’t be understood for many years in the future.

Michael Pineda – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks vs the A’s.  I’d be lying if I didn’t say I wanted a win and a better pitched game, but compared to his first game, where little kids were picking up candy from how much Pineda was being hit around, I’ll take it.

Alex Rodriguez – 2-for-5, 1 RBI, which comes a day after homering.  This Zombino could be hot schmotatoing, so do what you do.

Dellin Betances – 1 IP, 0 ER, 0.00 ERA and 17 Ks in 7 IP.  I don’t usually talk about middle relievers unless they could be in line for saves, but, Hayzeus Cristo, Betances is amazing.  I was trying to think what it would take to trade for him, and I came back with a top 50 player.  For a middle reliever!  Crazy town, population Betances’s fantasy value.  Oh, and Miller’s not bad either (0.00 ERA, 13 Ks in 6 IP).  Damn, Paul Sorvino playing the part of Joe Torre must be salivating to overuse their arms.

Eric Surkamp – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Surkamp?  Is this a formal way of saying frozen fish filets?

Jed Lowrie – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  All I saw was the box score saying Lowrie 4-for-5, and, for a millisecond, I thought it was Brett Lawrie.  Then for five minutes after I thought about how maybe I should own Lowrie instead of Lawrie.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, and four homers in the last five games.  *looks at Travis d’Arnaud on my team, looks at Salty on waivers, looks at the mirror*  What are you doing, Fantasy Master Lothario?  Pick up Salty!  Ah!!!  I’m paralyzed with indecision!

Salvador Perez – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Catchers, catchers everywhere, and not a drop to regret.

Jarrod Dyson – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI as he was activated from the DL.  This comes literally one day after Ned Yost said there was no timetable for Dyson’s return.  “Don’t be a calendar.”  That’s Ned Yost’s career counselor.

Chris Heston – Demoted to Triple-A Sacramento where he found a half-buried state building and began screaming about dirty apes.

Robbie Ray – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.96.  I like Ray in matchups, but worry he could get hit hard in his unfavorable home park, but the NL West gives favorable matchups, but his next start is vs the Pirates.  Damn, I need a landscape architect with all of these hedges.

Tyler Clippard – 1 IP, 0 ER as he got the save.  I believe he just got the save because Ziegler had been used a lot recently, but I’m also a saves whore (horse?) so I grabbed Clippard where I could.

Wil Myers – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Pulling away from the rest of the Padres lineup that is now a 23-way tie for their 3rd best hitter.

Derek Norris – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Oh my God, I got a home run from my catcher, and a Padres one at that.  I don’t know what to do with myself.

Melvin Upton – 1-for-2, 3 BBs and his 4th steal, hitting .298.  He was this week’s Creeper, and he has been hot, and I can’t recommend him.  Things can’t be this bad.

Cory Spangenberg – Left yesterday’s game with a quad strain.  Or more succinctly, left gam strain.

Francisco Liriano – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER vs. the Padres.  Did Ray Searage get left at baggage claim?

Jason Hammel – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.00 vs. Jaime Garcia – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 2.70.  This matchup highlighted two starters that no one wants to own in the preseason, myself included, then you get into April and you’re glad you do own them and not two more “upsidey” starters.

Jeremy Hazelbaker – 0-for-4.  A pimply teenager runs into frame, screaming, “Watch out, Hazelbaker is falling back to earth!”

Trea Turner – Word out of Washington is Turner may not come up until June, which is the same thing I said the day before on the podcast.  Don’t really understand why they would promote him prior to June.  Dusty needs to play a rookie that bad?  They need to lose his rights a year sooner?  Aren’t they already winning with Espinosa?  They need to win by seven runs rather than six?  I got questions, ya’ll!

Jayson Werth – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  Also in this game, Ryan Zimmerman (1-for-4) hit his first homer and Wilson Ramos (1-for-4) hit his 2nd homer.  Elias Sports Bureau said that was the most solo homers since Adam Dunn retired with 462 homers and 463 RBIs.

Bryce Harper – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and a grand slam, his 7th.  Not all seven were grand slams, though as a non-owner of Harper it feels a bit like that.  “What’s that, Cougs?  Oh, I’m just drawing a chalk outline around my non-owning Harper body.”

Stephen Strasburg – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.25.  It almost makes all the Stressbird mini ulcers last year worth it.  Almost.

Kevin Gausman – Will make one more rehab start, then return to the rotation, then get moved to the bullpen, then get moved to the minors, then to the minors bullpen, then to the majors rotation, then working the Catskills.

Manny Machado – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer.  Macho, Macho, Manny.  I wish I owned, Macho Manny.

Matt Wieters – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  So, he’s still playing baseball, though, by the time you read this, he may be back on the DL.  “I got al dente elbows!”  That’s Wieters putting his elbow in a bowl.

Adam Jones – Left yesterday’s game with a stomach virus.  When it rains, it pours, that’s what his toilet was saying yesterday.

Michael Saunders – 2-for-4, 2 runs.  I said something yesterday about how long will Saunders stay the leadoff man.  Three days?  And that’s me paraphrasing me!  I didn’t mean I wouldn’t own him while he was hitting leadoff, I just don’t especially buy him as a leadoff man.

Marcus Stroman – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.13.  I had some concerns coming into this year about his K-rate last year only being 6, but that was a small sample size — that’s what she said! — and it’s early obviously this year, but he’s done nothing in the way of Ks to alleviate my concerns.  In fact, he’s unalleviated them.  The following was written by someone too lazy to go to a thesaurus.  Not an unlazy person.

Kyle Seager – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .152.  It’s getting a little stuffy in here.  Wait, can we leave the Buy Low Window open just a bit longer?

Carlos Carrasco – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (3 BBs), 5 Ks.  Carrasco hasn’t looked as dominant so far this year, which is a compliment since he still has a 8.4 K/9, 2.3 BB/9 and a 2.79 ERA.  Okay, maybe a backhanded compliment.  Like the compliments Hector Olivera gives.

Michael Brantley – Sounds like he’s less than a week away from returning.  He’s gone 2-for-10 in the minors so far.  If Trevor Story is any indication, a minor league 2-for-10 stint translates to 17 homers in 50 at-bats.

  1. McUgh says:
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    Have Doolittle…
    Drop for Gomez, Madson, or Jepsen?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @McUgh: Jepsen

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Jepsen

        • Wheelchairman says:
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          @JeF WiTh 1 F: I hate when dad and dad fight!

      • McUgh says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  2. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Wow, so Byung Ho Park is Karl Rove’s Penga.

  3. Noam says:
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    Good stuff Grey! I cracked up at the Harper blurb. I feel like I am subconsciously hoping he fails just so I don’t have to continue feeling bad for not owning him…

    Who hits more home runs this season Altuve or Stanton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Noam: Ugh, Stanton better

  4. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Great work, man. Top shelf.

    a. After yesterday’s barrage on the burrito front, will keep it low-key much to the chagrin of all my detractors!! Ha, fat chance! Like how Prince Harry’s odds to becoming King went from ‘not bad’ to ‘not bloody likely’ after Prince William got married and then had two heirs, bumping him to #5 on the pecking order!

    b. Melvin Upton Jr aka Bossman Jr!! Has he changed his prescription? Have pitching coaches forgot about his K% from previous years? I too have questions!

    c. Would you start any of the following with confidence?

    C-Mart – at home versus the Cubs (Hendricks)
    MadBum – at home versus Arizona (Greinke)
    Pomeranz – at home versus Pittsburgh (Locke)

    d. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (April 20)

    Tripp: ‘No matter how you cut it, divorce sucks.’
    Horatio: ‘Frank, (queue the sunglasses) it’s a killer.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Making it up says:
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      @Ante GALIC: it’s not about being low key, be who you are, just don’t make up stuff that isn’t actually true and pass it off as knowledge. How people get stupider, innit ?

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        @Making it up: Dude, I am sooo sick of people like you. Ante has been on razzball for a long time, and is well respected on here and you are, who, just exactly?

        Even if it was not all true and he did have proof, it is all in fun and games. We all enjoy a good laugh on here. What are you some self appointed internet truth seeker.

        Get to know us on here first before shooting your mouth off about someone that you haven’t even taken the time to get to know.

        Ante is a good guy with a lot to contribute on here, so get to know the man.

        peace, out

        • Making it up says:
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          @Malicious Phenoms: hahaha, I don’t really care what you think.

          Why are you being offended for him? Let it go dude I’ve been lurking the comments for years now so I know more than you’re implying. And are you 5 yrs old? Just bc I call someone out doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy a laugh, you’re really grasping at straws, bud.

        • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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          @Malicious Phenoms: there’s a whole host of these douchbags that hound ante for no reason, just leave them to their fungusy corner of the dark like their typing indicates their lives actually are.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Ha B. Apparently! C. Yes, all of them D. Hehe

  5. DudaDay says:
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    Looking to target a pitcher. My 16 team H2H points league barely ever trades but I need to try to unload a 1B/3B/OF. I’m usually rotating Pillar, Teixeira, Duda, Franco, & Morales & having to sit 3. Should I look to trade for Rodon after that last outing or who would you recommend to try trading for? Thanks!

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    Conforto was taken out for a pinch hitter in the 7th inning of a 6-0 game. He’s their best hitting prospect, one of the better hitting prospects/young hitters in the game, and they’re going to stunt his development in a blowout?

    I don’t own him anywhere, but that’s just irresponsible. They couldn’t let Conforto hit, then pull a double switch to get Lagares in the game?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Shoop Da Whoop: It wont hurt Conforto…not that big of a deal…But i own him so wished they left him in as well.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Shoop Da Whoop: agreed, MLB manager’s today seem to have about as much patience as us fantasy baseballer’s..he-he

    • Tigres says:
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      NY sports radio today praising the move, as way to get Lagares involved. For what its Wuertz. Apparently Lagares made a fantastic catch later on the game… Its early, sooner or later Mets will find ways to get Conforto PAs vs lefties.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah hopefully

  7. Slimbo says:
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    What’s up man

    The struggle is real with mesoraco :(

    Would you drop mesoraco or Souza Jr in a keeper for any of these guys?

    Russel Martin, moose, Matt holiday, Neil walker, Rasmus, wieters, Nunez or saltalamcchia

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slimbo: Mesoraco for Salty

  8. I'mgettingsomeHeadley says:
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    Good morning.

    Eaton or Conforto, 12 team redraft ros.
    Story or Kinsler same league.

    Thanks,and have a good day.

  9. I'mgettingsomeHeadley says:
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    Forgot one. H. Santiago or M. Ozona on reserves for streaming?

  10. Trex arms says:
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    In a 12 team 5×5 (obp, total bases, holds, k/walk ratio) league

    Thoughts on dropping 2 out of my 3 bench guys to stream and pick up weekly needed stats (based on opponent)? Or is it worth rostering Dickerson, white, piscotty based on the available free agents below:

    C – cervelli
    1b abreu
    2b odor
    3b Donaldson
    Ss Seager
    Of Marte, yelich, Mazara
    Unil puljos, Tyler white
    Bench Castro, piscotty, Dickerson

    Sp Cole, carassco, matz, Ventura, smyly, t walker , Joe Ross,
    Rp – Robertson, o’day, f-rod

    Free agents – park, lamb, upton Jr. , panik, schoop, dyson, will Myers, zobrist, j. Turner, Duda, span, soler, Forsythe, Domingo, carter

    thanks !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Trex arms: Don’t see the point in shuffling bench bats, do your bench bats play? You should trade and consolidate

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    Hoover looks like hot garbage, no wait not even that good, he looks like cold garbage (is that worse??). How much FAAB to bid on Cingo (Cingy?) as he’s clearly the best reliever in that awful pen, would be dropping May as it looks like Jepsen’s the guy there in minnitown.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Swfcdan: I wouldn’t bid more than $1

      • knucks says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Hah so yea if that is consensus than I overspent, possibly noobing up the FAAB angle of the game. But Madson/Jepsen… those guys were rostered out of the draft, so I jumped. Whatevs, got plenty of cash left as these were my first moves and Saves are going to be my only need for the foreseeable future. Swfcdan, there will be plenty more out there eventually if you don’t get Cingrani.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @knucks: Yeah Cingrani is just a wild card so spending more could be a waste…we shall see

          • knucks says:
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            @JeF WiTh 1 F: Felt better about it with the fact that I also got Cotham (came over in the Aroldis trade, 28 Years old, not a prospect, converted RP like Cingrani, but not a lefty….). Its not like the Reds closer at the end of the year is expected to have 40 saves or something like that. But I felt okay spending the $$$ to hedge on a bullpen here. Just surprised that no one else wanted to take a good shot as this league is littered with vultures. Looking back I overpayed, but I can’t say I didn’t expect someone else to as well. But your right, only time will tell. How bout Walker last night. Have yourself an apple son (or two!!)

      • Swfcdan says:
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        Ugh the Reds pen [email protected]JeF WiTh 1 F: The problem is Cingrani is apparently the only lefty reliever they have in that pen, so I can’t actually see it being him now. Cotham might be a better bet?

        • knucks says:
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          @Swfcdan: Niether are great bets to be honest. Cingrani can punch guys out but gets pretty wild… Cotham is the righty. Not like they traded FOR him. He was like the 4th piece in that Chappy deal. I grabbed both and will just ride out the situation for a bit. Wouldn’t be surprised if Price goes some other rando way with it. Because that guy can be a bit loony at times.

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      @Swfcdan: Last night I put up $15 for cingrani and $3 for cotham and got them both. All players in the pool on waivers overnight, can play the next day.

      $100 budget 5×5 roto with only Britton getting me Saves right now.

      Only one other team (same guy) but in $0 bids for both guys. I suspect a lot of other heads would have been in on this tonight if they were still available. Really thought the guy with Hoover would be bidding against me, but it’s our first year with FAAB.

      Hope this helps in some way

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: In an NL-Only I’d spend a lot, not so much in a 10 team league

  12. Mickey Maloney says:
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    I’m so pumped to get DeGrom back I started singing the Thong Song substituting DeGrom yesterday. DeGrom, DeGrom, Grom, Grom!

    Sad, but true.

  13. Alex says:
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    Morning Mr. Grey!
    Another entertaining article as always. Thoughts on dropping Realmuto for Salty or hold? I am hoping Realmuto will pick it up soon!! Thanks.

    • Alex says:
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      @Alex:
      I forgot to mention YGomes also available off the wire. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Thanks! Hold

  14. griff says:
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    Start grienke against san fran tonight?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @griff: If you own him you should start him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @griff: Agree with F

  15. Muskysmell says:
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    Hector Santiago supposedly has added 2mph on his fastball…you buying this at all?
    And if so, that changes things a bit doesn’t it? Seems to be at least a speculative add in all leagues…
    Nicasio or Santiago?

  16. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    OBP…play Belt against stinky Grienke or roll Mazara out against sister Fister?

  17. Charles says:
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    Thoughts on Betts so far? Double the K-rate and 1/4 of the BB-rate.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Charles: Its early

  18. PetFed says:
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    2B moving forward. Holt, scooter Gannet, or Panik?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @PetFed: Scooter

  19. Chadaristic says:
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    Hey Grey, I’m dropping Storen today. My options are Ryan Madson and Kevin Jepsen.

    Which one should I pick up?

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Jepsen

        • Tigres says:
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          Jepsen! Madson! Madson! Jepsen! Let’s call the whole thing off….

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

  20. G says:
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    In my league which counts holds And saves I have Watson and Strickland for holds. Strickland hasn’t been getting so many holds but I know many have predicted he can likely take over Casilla at some point and has extra value there. My saves relivers are Rodon, Ziegler, Madson, and Casilla. Should I hold Strickland or drop him for Kelvin Herrera who has been better in the holds department?? I have no other options to drop for Herrera. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Sure

  21. Quimmy says:
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    Morning Grey, was hoping for a blurb on Conley. What did you think of his game last night?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Quimmy: Looked pretty mediocre, deep leagues you have to hold him, shallow leagues he’s a streamer

  22. Chris C. says:
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    Morning Grey,

    Paul Goldschmidt for Noah Syndergaard

    I know the motto is always hitting over pitching, so Goldschmidt side wins this one right? Thanks for the help.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chris C.: Yeah Goldy side

  23. Anon says:
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    Betances is currently sporting a FIP of -0.93. Negative 0.93. Having trouble conceptualizing this with my tiny human brain, please help.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Anon: Omg Betances has broken baseball

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Fungazi: HA!!!

  24. KB says:
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    Jed Lowrie outhit my entire team last night. Literally. Time to sit Betts/Rizzo?

    • Aconstipatedmonkey says:
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      @KB: never sit rizzo

    • Aconstipatedmonkey says:
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      @KB: a point to that, rizzo currently sports a 16.1% k% AND BB%. I would be trying to buy him in every league I could

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KB: Agree with others

    • William Hung says:
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      @KB: Rizzo with a bomb so far today

  25. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: catching carousel is starting off… I currently have Yan Gomes, but with Wieters and Wilson Ramos available, do both those guys have better upside? How would you rank Wieters, Wilson and Gomes ROS?

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: I was close to dropping Gomes for Wieters, but Wieters currently isn’t in the lineup tonight. I didn’t realize Wieters has put up strong numbers early on while only playing 2 out of every 3 games.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prolly will end up tomato-tomahto at the end of the year

  26. Ruben says:
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    Can only have 3 active RP – currently have Jansen, Miller, Jeffress, with Giles on bench. Is he worth holding for future saves? Or should I drop him for Madson, Rodney, or even CIngrani?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Ruben: Id keep Giles over those three

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Giles

        • Funscombe says:
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          @JeF WiTh 1 F:

          Haha I love this.

  27. JoeG414 says:
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    Good morning all. Non Holds league; looking to replace Hoover’s spot.
    Any of these RP stand out for whip and K’s : Derek Law, M.Givens, D.Phelps,S.Kelly,Strop.
    N.Karns is also available or just stream / Batty call the spot for now ?

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @JoeG414:
      Tazawa & Zych is also available

      • knucks says:
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        @JoeG414: How many guys for Saves do you have?? Sounds like you aren’t worried about that. But I’d most likely stream but could see Strop above these others if you go the route of K/Whip and off chance at saves at some point. Maybe Nate Jones?

        • knucks says:
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          @knucks: The answer is prob Stream/Batty Call i would imagine. Forgot to mention that.

        • JoeG414 says:
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          @knucks:
          Thanks , I am always looking for Saves (I have Colome, J. Gomez , Jepsen , Cishek and going to cut Hoover).
          Those middle RP are the best bet for good numbers(Non Holds )
          I might take a shot at Cotham as speculate for Saves.

    • Cram It says:
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      @JoeG414: All those relievers are good. Givens, Strop, Kelly.

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @Cram It:
        Thanks , Cotham is also there is to speculate for Saves

        • knucks says:
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          @JoeG414: Honestly, I would have Benoit if I could make room. dunno how long it takes for Cishek to implode. But I just dropped Benoit, so I’m sure by this time tomorrow that will be a discussion!

  28. Phil B.

    phil says:
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    Grey has JB offered you Conforto for Ramos yet? Cause you should take that. Fast.

    Also the anointing of Velasquez seemed real premature as you noted. Love the write up too!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @phil: Thanks! I can’t take it, team needs thing…Obviously I want to take it

  29. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Pretty fantastic title! Nice job…Sky, right?

    What a crazy day yesterday!

    Would you sit either of slumping starters Trout (v Sale – tron still loves of course) or Votto (v bettis out of coors – tron is somewhat optimistic) for any of the following guys?

    Joc v Teheran (tron doesn’t like Joc much, but Teheran is fugly).
    Justin Slumpton v Kennedy (same)

    My opponent this week has Harper, so looking mainly for HR help…

    For the record, this is not a “I’m worried about Trout/Votto” question – just wondering about the specific matchups today! (Though, Votto, where dem walks at?? DeShizz is putting you to shame!)

    Thanks!

  30. Scott says:
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    I own Schoop and Brett Lawrie in two leagues. Would you drop either for Scooter?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scott: Lawrie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Agree with F

  31. Carlos says:
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    Grey!

    I am starting Iglesias at home versus the Rox and G. Richards @ CHW (he is facing Sale).

    I am sitting I. Kennedy home versus the Tigers. Do you agree with those starts/sits? This league counts losses and walks (stupid categories) so I have to be economical about my pitching.

    Also, would you drop Kennedy for H. Santiago? I’ve read good things. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carlos: I’m starting Kennedy and Raisel…. Sure on Kennedy for Santiago

  32. Funny Name says:
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    I have 6 SP’s today with only 5 spots. 5×5, who do I bench, Chen vs Wash, Kennedy vs Det or Walker vs Cle? I have Salazar and J. Ross going against Walker and Chen if that help with the decision.

    • Funny Name says:
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      @Funny Name: Chen and Kennedy are at home, Walker on the road.

  33. Swfcdan says:
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    Any worries about your boy Polanco? Pretty yawnstipating stats so far, 1SB and 0HRs and thenykeep insisting on batting him 6th, so he’s getting pitched around quite a bit. Was thinking of buying low on him, dealing Hamels for him in a league where I need speed.

  34. knucks says:
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    No mention yet of the 5 (maybe 4?) throw overs to first by the Astros RP? The last one got agonizingly reviewed and they called Deshizz out. Twas painful.

    He was running and had 2nd a few times before Mazara fouled them all off. Was hoping he would just swing and miss at some point!!

    Anyways, the main point I’m trying to make is that some of this replay makes fantasy implications so much more painful.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Yeah, I saw that, so ridiculous…

    • Chris says:
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      @knucks:

      This has been incredibly frustrating as Deshizz owner. There have been a handful of times now with him running that Mazara haw fouled off, not just last night. He needs to swing and miss already.

  35. Natty Boh says:
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    Was offered G. Cole & B. Holt for Aaron Sanchez & Schoop. Obviously Cole is the prize, but can I afford to have the drop in HRs/RBI from 2nd base?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Natty Boh: Depends what the rest of your roster looks like

  36. Phil of the Future says:
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    BB,
    Smyly cleaned up Rodon’s boom-boom!
    I’m still in a hole this week. But it looks like Frazier’s about to fix that….
    Oh and anytime Rizzo wants to join us that would be great.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: If i had a drop to spare it would be for you, BB

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aw cmon!

    • Count de Monetball says:
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      @Phil of the Future: Wow, did our prayer octagon really work for emoticon! Phil, it looks like you and I are managing the same team. Both got our ratio’s rocked by Rodon, then partially cleaned up by Smyly and waiting for Rizzo and Frazier to kick it into full gear. Cheers kindred spirit!

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Count de Monetball: Cheers indeed my friend. Rizzo HR today. Frazier steals a bag today. Kindred spirits!

  37. Shin Soo Choo Train says:
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    Drop Russell Martin for Salty? Mind’s telling me no, Martin’s slash line’s telling me yes.

  38. Tigres says:
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    Anyone buying low on CarGom? And if so, what range SP is reasonable offer? Thanks yallz.

  39. They Might Be Giants says:
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    Any idea if Dyson’s role is full time? Is he more valuable than Billy Hamilton?

  40. joe says:
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    Revere was dropped for some reason in my league and made his way through waivers untouched. Drop Souza to pick him up?

    I don’t have a DL spot as I have Yu and Cobb marinating there. Otherwise, my team is healthy and I’m running away with the power cats early on, but have 8 SB all from Altuve and Correa. I also don’t need OF help immediately with me switching between Grichuck and Pederson as my 4th OF depending on matchups.

    Another option would be to drop Cobb from DL, place Revere on it, and then could add someone like Schoop that I’ve added and dropped 3 times already. Worth holding onto Cobb at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe: Sure, drop Cobb and grab Revere/Schoop

  41. Harper'sBetterThanTrout says:
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    Grabbed cingrani but don’t trust him enough yet. Will bench him against torenado

      • knucks says:
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        @knucks: Sorry I got you skipped, but at least you weren’t asking a question thought right? Juts a Bold statement that is pretty much consensus at the moment… Either way, I’m with you on Cingrani so lets get the octagon formation ready for about 2:30-3PM EST today.

  42. Harper'sBetterThanTrout says:
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    Would you start Hendricks at STL today? Stream o nator doesn’t like it but it didn’t like Sanchez nor Matz recently..

  43. lb. sand says:
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    10t roto
    Give Nolan, McCutch and Aroldis
    Get Frazier, Trout and Tolleson?

    • joe says:
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      @lb. sand: what are your other closers like? if you are confident in your abilities there, I would probably do it. I think Trout is a bigger improvement on Cutch than the difference between Frazier and Arenado. If you’re pitching strategy isn’t greatly altered by this, go for it.

  44. HolyGhostClaw says:
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    Yo yo Grey! Great write up as per usual! Vasquez made me frown, but Drew made me Smyly.

    Questions regarding rankings: Are the Top 500 still updated regularly and how often? What about the Top 20 for each position? I know JB’s top 100 SP is done weekly? Just want to make sure I’m using the most up to date rankings/projections.

    • HolyGhostClaw says:
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      @HolyGhostClaw:

      Is “as per usual” one of the douchiest things people say these days?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HolyGhostClaw: Those are preseason rankings, they’re not being updated

  45. Headdown says:
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    Hosmer

    Is he a sissy boy? Want to drop kick him for Park about now.

  46. Wilsonian says:
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    1) Who would you prefer for my OF4:

    Pagan
    Pillar
    Souza
    Harrison
    Piscotty
    Domingo

    2) McCann or Ramos? Sorry, catcher question…

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

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wilsonian: 1) Depends on needs. Speed-Pillar. Avg-Piscotty. Power-Domingo, Souza.

      2) You are not sorry! Frankencatcher.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Cram It: yes I am! I don’t want to be that guy. But McCann has done nada since the first couple of games. Ramos looks like he’s heating up. He did get Lasik, ya know?

        And I would say I need speed and power. Average I don’t really care about in a H2H – it fluctuates too much week to week.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Wilsonian: It’s too late, you’re that guy! haha.

          I’d take Domingo for now.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: so Domingo for OF4 and roll with the hot catcher?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @Grey: thanks to both of yas.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  47. JakeTPE says:
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    Ah, I’m waking up this morning with all organs intact and no new ghastly incisions. It was a ROOFIE-free night! Thanks for the recap, Grey.

  48. 740 says:
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    hi Grey, hope all is well. 10team h2h 10cats.

    was offered Sano for my Sonny

    thoughts?

    thank u sir

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @740: Id take that

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Agree with F

  49. Jb says:
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    Was offered Chris Davis for Hosmer…take Davis, easy decision??

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jb: Id take Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jb: Agree with F

  50. Cram It says:
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    My big money league team batting average is .220 so far this year. .220! Jonathan Villar and Schoop are my team leaders. How ass backward is that? Let this be an example to everyone of early season patience. Although shizz better be trending upward come May 1st.

    • knucks says:
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      @Cram It: Willing to bet that you have some of these guys in multiple places like I do. Rizzo/Pujols/Frazier/Mookie… it’s early, it’s early yah yah (please sound the alarm when we are allowed to get nervous!) You gotta figure at least Rizzo pulls it out of his shvant in the AVG category soon.

      • Cram It says:
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        @knucks: Rizzo and Mookie definitely will. And when they start clicking at the same time, it’s going to be glorious. If not, I’ll let you know when I ring that alarm.

    • FrankGrimes! says:
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      @Cram It:
      Altuve Leads ALL my teams in HR and RBI!
      guys like Stanton Braynt blah blah you get the picture

      • knucks says:
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        @FrankGrimes!: Yea I went Mookie over Altuve in the wrap around 2nd Round pick… Everyone was up in arms about it asking why. I still feel good about it, but the way the first two weeks are going I have to hear about it more than a few times.

      • Cram It says:
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        @FrankGrimes!: Altuve with 5 HR’s is ridonkulous. Maybe he goes 50/50!

        • FrankGrimes! says:
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          @Cram It:
          ha! right now that would be my
          only chance at success in the FCL!

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      @Cram It: I’ve owned Saltalamacchia for 6 days in my money league and he leads my team in HR and RBI.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: I don’t know what his totals are, but I’m gonna guess it’s more than Rendon, J-Up, Cruz and Heyward combined.

  51. Five-On-One says:
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    12-team, 5×5 league with weekly lineups.

    1) Need to sit one for the next week – Fielder, Domingo Santana or Saunders.

    2) Need to sit one for the next week Dozier, Semien, Odor.

    3) Is Urias a good stash in such a league (already stashed Berrios)? What is his ETA? (Six bench spots).

    Thanks to all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: 1) Domingo 2) Why are you asking this now? 3) Sept

      • Five-On-One says:
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        @Grey: Our league’s week starts Wed, hence the question today. Sit Santana and Semien for the week?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, my bad… Sit Domingo, Semien

  52. SpecialFNK says:
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    12 team yahoo public league. roto, 5×5.

    current catcher is JT Realmuto.
    available on waivers are Travis d’Arnaud, Yasmani Grandal, Nick Hundley, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Christian Vazquez.
    are any of these worth picking up for Realmuto, or stick with JT?

  53. Warren says:
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    Update from yesterday’s trade question.

    OBP H2H league.

    Team:

    C: Cervelli
    1B: Rizzo
    2B: Odor
    3B: Machado
    SS: Correa
    OF: Harper
    OF: Betts
    OF: Polanco
    UTIL: Donaldson

    SP: Arrieta
    SP: Thor
    SP: Walker
    SP: J. Ross
    SP: Matz
    RP: Britton
    RP: Familia

    Bench arms: Lackey, Odorizzi, Rodon, M. Moore

    So I have J. Ross for L. Cain lined up, and I am working on a possible Donaldson for Kershaw deal, but the Kershaw owner wants Matz as well. Fine with that price, or hold?

    Net results:

    Donaldson–>Cain at UTIL
    Matz+Ross–>Kershaw at SP

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Warren: Id want Donaldson over Kershaw straight up so no go adding Matz…Take Cain for Ross though, that’s a no brainer

    • Alex says:
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      @Warren:

      Who is in this league? It has to be your family right

  54. Randy Bobandy says:
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    Calros Pena – take a bow!

    Saunders is a better option than Pillar at leadoff, Pillar doesn’t know what a walk is!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Randy Bobandy: Ha, thanks… Yeah, you might be right, Saunders feels like a #6 hitter though

  55. Pita pan express says:
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    Heyward or conforto keeper league ?

  56. Chris says:
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    Kris Medlen or Hector Santiago in a H2H points league.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chris: Santiago…Medlen is garbage

    • Grey

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      @Chris: Agree with F

  57. FrankGrimes! says:
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    funny you mentioned Bentances
    woke up with this offer today…
    6×6 Yahoo 12team H2H
    My Betances, Familia and Segura for
    trout and some garbage?
    I haven’t hit accept yet… my outfield is
    polanco, betts, conforto, mazara and Brantley returning soon.
    I haven’t lost a pitching category yet and I’m up 12-0 this week BUT
    I’d be stupid not to do it amiright?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @FrankGrimes!: Yeah you have to take that

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @FrankGrimes!: I’m taking that as soon as i see Trout lol

    • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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      @FrankGrimes!: then trade mazara for a bad closer or conforto/brantley for a good one.

  58. Chris says:
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    Choosing between terrible 12-team options at C and 3B…who do you like best?

    C – Mesoraco, Molina, Salty
    3B – Duffy, Wright, Holt

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chris: Salty and Wright

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Agree with F

  59. Johnc says:
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    Which side do you like in this one? Thanks.

    My CMart, T Ross, Cast and Howie for his Gardner, Cain and Lackey
    ( I have Pujols, Franco and Goldy at the corners and Kendrys as my UTIL clogger so trying to move Cast)

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Johnc: Cain side

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Johnc: agree with F

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Johnc: Agree with F

  60. 'Saul Goooood, Man says:
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    Thom Brenneman was going on for five minutes about Cingrani in for his first save attempt since college when he came in to start the 9th. Then only to be pulled after getting CarGo out for Hoover to finish the game. I hate Thom.

  61. Scott says:
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    You might own Harper and Machado is a 2 person league.

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Scott: 12 team league. I own both (keeper too)

  62. Scott says:
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    Hey, it looks like Granderson is one of those late boomers or whatever.

  63. Grichuk It All Out The Window says:
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    I was offered JD Martinez & JA Happ for my Cole & Pollock. 16-team, h2h, 8 keeper league where I’m rebuilding this year – do I do this for the best player in the deal? Seems like too much, but I’d like to sell my Pollock shares…

  64. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, ramos or salty? trying to set it and forget it.

    Also, 12 team weekly roto redraft. Drop Heaney if I don’t have a DL spot for him?

    Thanks.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Herschel: Salty and drop Heaney

  65. Scott says:
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    Did you see that walk-off homer from Rosario? Yeah, I dropped him for Arcia when I saw he wasn’t starting. Oops.

  66. Rondo says:
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    Iwakuma or Latos in a points league with a plus for Innings Pitched, K’s and Wins and a negative for BB, ER and Losses?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Rondo: Iwakuma

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rondo: Agree with MP

  67. Scott says:
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    John Jaso or Wil Myers?

    • knucks says:
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      @Scott: Myers

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Scott: Myers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Agree with others

  68. PHIL says:
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    I was offered a trade and wonder what you think of it.
    I own Ortiz and someone wants to give me Maeda or Carlos Martinez .
    I can use a great pitcher. First base leaves me with PARK & MORELAND. (need to start two first baseman).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PHIL: I’d take Maeda

  69. Scott says:
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    Looks like I bailed on Salty too early.

  70. J man says:
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    Grey, for a guy that owns Odor EVERYWHERE I’d think you’d remember his actual first steal was a couple weeks ago!

  71. Somewhere Smyly grins obnoxiously while Grey trots out Ian Kennedy.

  72. knucks says:
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    I know this convo was going on yesterday about Red’s god awful pen. But with Lamb, Desclafani, Homer Bailey and Lorenzon all returning around May-ish… gotta figure this would mean Lamb/Lorenzon/Straily/Moscot (Simon as a longman) are all candidates to bolster the pen, which will can quickly become a lot better. Which wouldn’t be difficult because this bullpen is quite a joke at the moment. Homer and Desclafani would def be in the rotation I would assume.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Straily’s the only one I can see in the pen from them, but maybe, it’s not like they have anything great now

    • Coolwhip

      Todd25 says:
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      @knucks: Yeah i figure we see a rotation of Iglesias, Bailey, Finnegan, DeSclafani, Stephenson/franken5thstarter. and everyone else to the pen or sent down, or possibly 1-2 traded. Being a Reds fan, this is nearly my only entertainment this year is watching the soon-to-be musical chairs that will be the Reds pitching staff.

      • Coolwhip

        Todd25 says:
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        @Todd25: we might even see the first ever MLB team use their 5 spot as a streamer, hahaha.

  73. Scott says:
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    Who do you take today. Jimmy Nelson or Twins bats?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Scott: Jimmy

  74. Matty says:
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    Kyle Seager is presumably cheap right now, but, is he enough of an upgrade over Franco to be worth making moves?
    Thanks.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Matty: keep Franco

  75. Wake Up says:
    April 19, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    #Someone’s gotta tell the Rays that just because LoMo is a two hole, doesn’t mean that’s where he should hit in the batting order!

  76. ashtray says:
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    I kind of want Lamb on my team by my struggle to cobble together saves has eaten up a lot of roster spots. Am I fine without him or is there someone I can lose:

    12 team h2h 7×7 (obp/Ks & L/QS included)

    C-Realmuto
    1-Rizzo
    2-Pedroia
    3-Franco
    S-Semien
    O-Betts
    O-Heyward
    O-Polanco
    U-Park
    U-DeShields
    B-Mazara

    SP: Price
    Carrasco
    Liriano
    Matz
    Walker
    Ventura
    Nola

    RP:Miller
    Strickland
    Colome
    Jepsen
    Cingrani

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ashtray: No holds? Lose Strickland

  77. Dr Y says:
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    Is Freeman worth buying low on? thinking of offering belt or myers

    • knucks says:
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      @Dr Y: Def not Belt, but you can try Myers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dr Y: Agree with knucks

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Dr Y: why would you target Freeman in a trade? He sucks on a sucks team. Find a better deal

      • knucks says:
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        @Bye Felica: Uhhh the padres suck. Are you that much more comfortable with a Myers bounceback/healthy year than Freeman? Considering that most drafts that went down two and half weeks ago had Freeman way above Myers I think its a pretty reasonable move to consider, Felicia.

        • Bye Felica says:
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          @knucks: I wouldnt want freeman on my roster, i rather have Trumbo or Belt. Why would you target a guy on SD or ATL in a trade. That’s all I’m saying. Apples & Oranges imo

          • knucks says:
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            @Bye Felica: While I agree with all your points… he has Myers and would sell him for Freeman, which I would too I think.

  78. Gijoe says:
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    Drop Oswaldo for lamb of just keep oswaldo for now

  79. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Billy Hamilton leading off today against the Rockies..

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @Grey: Nah, he had a 2 run 2B and a steal last night. I think he is warming up, I see 2-4 with 2 steals today..

  80. Gijoe says:
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    Starting karns @indians or finnegan vs Cubs

  81. Mickey Willie and the Duke says:
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    I can pick up one OF free agent..Bradley Jr, Valencia, O Arcia (Minn)..who do I take? . By the way we have an errors category so Valencia playing 3b hurts

  82. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: In my constant indecision for WW power options, I keep flip flopping more than a politician… If you were me, or if I grew out a mustache to be your asian Doppleganger, would you drop Schoop or Kipnis for one of the following available power bats: Duda, Morales, Wil Myers, Asian Carlos Pena, Castellanos, Chris Carter.

    My offense is full of 5 cat players who have 20-25 HR potential with the exception of Rizzo who will hopefully go all super saiyon mode any day now… maybe my best strategy is to settle for 8-10 HRs per week on average?

    This is why I took last year off!

  83. Amazin’ post as always.

    I get the not platoon your #3 hitter but with a lead like that you gotta get Lagares som AB’s (although Granderson makes a ton more sense…)

    Did you see the catch Juan made after taking over yesterday! Made the switch all worth it.

  84. BravesfanintheUK says:
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    Thinking of offering up Kendrys Morales for Jaime Garcia as I need reliable SP stats.

    How much of an overpay is that?

    Thanks!

  85. Bye Felica says:
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    Too bad Charlton Heston couldn’t find Fatt Cains velocity when he was a young ape

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Bye Felica: Chris Heston (automated keyboard crap)

  86. joe says:
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    sam dyson or cingrani.. or cotham

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cingrani

  87. Bob says:
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    Great stuff Grey! Keeper league question. In a 12 team h2h leave with bb and slg as extra hitting stats, would you trade Frazier and Mazara for machado? Basically a keep forever league. My outfield is good for this year (3 spots for marte, Braun, pence, Brantley, Mazara & fowler) but it’s getting old fast and has some injury risk. Would appreciate your input.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  88. Bye Felica says:
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    Go pull up Cingrani’s Yahoo photo and tell me he doesn’t look like the stoner dog from dude where’s my car. Hahaha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Hahahhah “overprotective of his pipe… when others touch it, he does not like”. Happy holidays

  89. ebudz says:
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    10 team ESPN H2H Points

    Hitter Scoring: HIT (+1), RUN (+1), RBI (+1), 2B (+1), 3B (+2), HR (+3), BB (+1) SB (+1)
    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    (1) C: Posey
    (1) 1B: Abreu
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Correa
    (1) 3B: Seager
    (3) OF: Trout, J.D. Martinez, DeShields
    (1) UT: Piscotty
    Bench: (n/a)

    (1) DL: Brantley

    (4) SP: Scherzer, Salazar, Rodon, Walker
    (3) RP: K. Jansen, Gregerson, empty
    Bench: (Moore, Ventura, Matz, R. Iglesias, Odorizzi, Corbin)

    You still like starting the idea of picking up and starting Severino tomorrow vs. OAK (4.4) and keeping Odorizzi @BOS (-14.6) on the bench? I’m thinking of dropping Piscotty for him once the games lock today since Piscotty is off tomorrow anyway and then hopefully I can pickup Segura (who was just dropped) tomorrow, Piscotty in a day or two again, or another hot bat until Brantley returns. Of course after tomorrow I’ll have to drop one of my pitchers for my UTIL spot bat so I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it…

    I’m currently down by 52 points thanks to Rodon (-19 points) and Ventura (10 points) while my opponent has scoring the following with these guys: Chase Anderson (-3 points), Latos (22 points) and Verrett (18 points). Granted I do have Salazar, Iglesias, and Walker going today and my opponent is starting Archer, C-Mart, and Colon so there’s a chance I can cut into that lead today assuming my bats start hitting too…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Severino….

  90. Bye Felica says:
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    I never draft closers thanks to razzball. My SAGNOF crew: Osuna, Jefferys, Colome, Jepson, Cingrani.

    Tell me bout that donkeycorn life

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  91. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Would you drop Rizzo for Duda…Rizzo hasnt hit for two weeks and Duda is heating up…I cant believe i drafted Rizzo in the first round when Wet Tail was at the back end all along.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t you start too

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Ha Ha

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: DO ITTTTT!!!!!!

      What are we talking about?

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Bye Felica: WET TAIL!!!!

  92. Nightmare says:
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    Hey Grey Lord when do u expect to see Berrios in the majors

    • knucks says:
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      @Nightmare: June… The 7 walks in 10 innings is not typical of him and not what is holding them back from the call up, but I figured I’d mention it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      June

  93. Me this morning, “oh, Reds shakeup at closer!”

    :::checks the FA list::::

    “Oh, hmm…well uh, yeah.”

    Closes browser, backs away from keyboard slowly, avoiding rash decisions.

    I want nothing to do with that bullpen, ballpark or chilli. You know they do spaghetti chilli, right? Yeah – count me out of anything Cincinnati, but especially their bullpen.

    • knucks says:
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      @Lucky Dog: Have you ever tried it?? Just curious. Cause it was a thing growing up for me (the spaghetti thing) and I always wondered how weird this was to other people.

      • @knucks: actually I have – it wasn’t too bad. Just anneasybtarget for humor there.

        I guess I’ve only had it one “way” of the 4,372 ways to have it – different styles / toppings / etc. mine had beans and a gravy like sauce.

        Nothing like choice con carne, but it wasn’t bad. Not like Cinci’s bullpen is bad.
        ;)

      • 'Saul Gooood, Man says:
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        @knucks: I’m from Cincinnati and still live in Ohio. Skyline is fantastic. More people from out of town like it than you would think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not a fan of Cincy chili either

      • @Grey: I went ahead and added Cotham. Through gritted teeth. Had a scrub (Greene) to drop – you were so, so so very right about him. That bum torched my ERA and only gave me 3 K’s for the trouble.

        On another note, I hate managers who do that crap – “oh, my SP has coughed up 4 ER already? It’s what? It’s a 4-2 game? Ah well, never mind trying to win this game – let’s run him out for more to save the bullpen so we can fight again tomorrow.” .2 IP later with 7 earned they finally yank him.

        What the hell.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’d add him through gritted teeth as well…

  94. Gijoe says:
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    Cotham the guy in cincy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cingrani/Cotham

    • @Gijoe: committee – Congrani is their best RP, but manager says committee.

  95. GregJeffries says:
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    Need MI/CI help. Was just offered Anthony Rendon for my Delino Deshields (have Brantley coming off the DL or Mazara to replace Delino if I trade him).

    Would you make this trade?
    Thanks again Grey

    • @GregJeffries: I’d do it. With Rendon health is the only real concern and it sounds like you have depth. All depends on whether you can afford to lose the SBs. Not all OFers are the same.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @GregJeffries: Id keep Deshields

  96. ryanoger says:
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    Colomé or Jepsen?

    thanks happy holidays!

    best,
    Ryan

  97. Harper'sBetterThanTrout says:
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    What do you think of Aaron Sanchez? I’m thinking in trading him for Madson or Jefress

  98. Steve Stevenson says:
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    6×6 H2H with L as the extra pitching category; ESPN so it’s 9 P starting and daily lineup changes. My team is stacked with RP with an aim toward taking L, SV, ERA and WHIP every week, though I actually also really like the SP I snagged and should remain competitive in all cats weekly.

    I currently have 5 closers plus Oh starting daily. Would you drop Oh for Cingrani or Giles, or hold for the ratios and Ks?

  99. Mr Andretti says:
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    good writeup as alwaysGrey . safe to start Bumgarner tonight against Arizona and would you play Reddick over Parra ? Much appreciation

  100. Rondo says:
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    Points league where you just want as many couting stats as you can get who do you want to fill a spot at the back of your bench – Parra, Pagan. Melky, Lawrie?

  101. Kitten mittens says:
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    Howdy grey! It’s huuuuuump day!

    H2h pts/ weekly league.

    My roster:

    C: Salty

    1b: rizzo

    2b: odor

    3b: Kyle seager

    SS: Xander bogartes

    IF: story

    OF: Harper
    OF: Polanco
    OF: joc pederson
    OF: mazara

    DH: trumbo

    Utility: Grichuk

    Bench: lindor, Addison Russell (2b/SS), conforto.

    P: price
    P: Harvey
    P: syndergaard
    P: rasiel Iglesias
    P: yordona Ventura
    P: stroman

    Bench: Carlos rodon, Patrick Corbin, Joe Ross.

    Now off to my Q; drop any of my bats for any of these available bats: trea turner, Beltran, Angel pagan, moustakas, Melvin upton jr, markakis, starlin Castro (2b/SS).

    On the flip , drop any of my pitchers for best available pitchers? Matt Moore, kenta maeda, volquez, Ian Kennedy,eickhoff, mat latos, jimmy Nelson, bartolo colon, Derek holland

  102. Oppo Taco says:
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    Starting Kennedy vs DET today? I also have MadBum vs MIA and Ross @MIA who Im both starting, thanks !

  103. Gareth says:
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    Need to sit 2 of the following :

    Pujols vs Sale
    Hanley vs Archer
    Mazara vs Fister
    Marte vs Pomeranz
    Holliday vs Hendricks
    A-rod vs Graveman
    Kemp vs Locke

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kemp, Holliday

  104. New Day says:
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    Madson or Jeffress? Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jeffress

  105. Sean says:
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    I have both Andrew Miller and Dellin Betances. I was thinking of packaging one of them with Brandon Finnegan. Who could I target with them or should I keep both to help Ks and ratios?

    • Sean says:
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      @Sean: looking for another SP

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ah, maybe Archer low? Maybe Kluber?

        • Sean says:
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          @Grey: thanks. i was currently offered jose fernandez and votto for harvey and puig…would you make that deal? i tried to add in miller and finnegan for a extra sp instead but he didnt bite.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’d take Jo-Fer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you need

  106. Kyle says:
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    On board with Latos until the wheels inevitably fall off

  107. MI-deficient says:
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    Some bumpkiss dropped KWong in my league…. Should i drop LForsythe for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, likely lateral move

  108. Gareth says:
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    Looking through MI options to stream today I was torn between adding Villar vs Milone in Milwaukee or Brad Miller vs Porcello @ Fenway.

    Miller has 2 at bats while hitting 1.000 against porcello – both home runs! How is that even possible. Did he face him in one game then walk the 2 other times?

    As a side note, while looking for MI’s I saw that Hardy was facing Dickey today, and it made me giggle quite loudly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  109. Gareth says:
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    G3!

    • Flowers misses his old glasses... he's ok tho says:
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      @Gareth: ok, this time you didn’t even post a 3rd comment, this is the 2nd. lay off the ludes.

  110. Oppo Taco says:
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    would you trade story and pedroia for deeeeee gordon? Seager is my SS.
    Market doesnt seem to want to bite on story, Pedroia seems like he might be ok but so far im lacking in steals and avg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon’s a solid get for him

  111. New Day says:
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    What should we make of Wainwright? At this point is he just a streamer or should he be held a little longer? I know it’s early but everything looks awful!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t have drafted him

  112. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Hey Grey! Which side you like better for ROS:
    Votto & Corbin or Conforto & Velasquez ? Is it close?? Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto

  113. Gareth says:
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    Going downtown to the Indians Mariners game tonight. Should be a good one (Salazar vs Walker).

    Cavaliers also in town playing game 2 of the playoffs tonight.

    Weather is cooperating (70 and sunny). Not so much tomorrow. There’s talk of a rain out for that game so fantasy owners beware!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t work there anymore?

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: Nah. Got a full time job in the Beer, wine and liquor industry.

        Had a great time in my years with the Indians, but as it was seasonal I would always have to find other jobs every offseason.

        It’ll be fun to go as a fan today. The ballpark has changed a ton the last 2 years. We now have the biggest and most expensive scoreboard in baseball! However some cynical indians fan are probably saying “Great, we can now see the team losing on a large scale in HD!”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You sound like a 1950s ballplayer… You Lew Burdette?

          • Gareth says:
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            @Grey: As I’m British I’d be Loo Poodreau.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hahahaha

  114. jhan23 says:
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    Hey Grey
    First big patience lost drop in my league has happened.
    Freddie Freeman has been dropped. It definitely has been a slow start for him. We do a waiver auction with $100 worth of bidding cash in the league. My first thought is there wont be a bigger drop than this so I am considering using the entire 100. What are your thoughts? Or is Freeman a bust?
    Also Conforto, Khris Davis or Souza ROS??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop the $100 on him… Conforto

  115. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Would you hold onto Chase Anderson for his next start in Philly – or drop him now for Robbie Ray?
    (12-team 6×6 with QS)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop for Ray

  116. AllBurnedUp says:
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    I am heavy on Closers. Got an offer for my Aaron Sanchez and Kimbrel for his Kluber. Points league. Take it or Hold? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kluber

  117. jacks says:
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    I think Votto’s pants are too tight. That explains it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, well, obvi

  118. Matt says:
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    Sir grey I need your assistance. I was offered 4 different trades for Stanton. I am in a 12 team dynasty league categories are:
    R hr rbi sb avg Obp xbh W L sv K era whip quality starts

    My starters:
    Beef welington Castillo
    Eric hosmer
    Starlin Castro
    Nolan arenado
    Jang ho kang
    Giancarlo Stanton
    Ryan Braun
    Gregory polanco
    Stephen piscotty
    David peralta

    Pitchers
    Patrick Corbin
    David price
    Carlos Martinez
    Carlos Rodon
    Drew smyly
    Ian Kennedy
    Mike leake
    Mat latos
    Kevin gausman
    Martin Perez
    Jeannie gomez
    Shawn Tolleson

    I was offered:
    Mccutchan and fielder for Stanton
    Kershaw fielder for Stanton
    Strasburg bogaerts for Stanton
    Blackmon Joe Ross and dansby Swanson for Stanton
    Heyward mazara and archer for Stanton

    What do you think I should do as my clear weakness is pitching but I’m not sure it’s worth giving Stanton who can win 4 offensive categories a week for me single handedly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw deal is solid, I’d likely try to get cheaper pitching with a cheaper bat

      • Matt says:
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        @Grey: thanks as always

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

        • Matt says:
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          @Matt: what if I did piscotty for Joe Ross and another arm?

  119. Gareth says:
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    Out of that list mentioned earlier, I also have Billy Hamilton.

    Who would you look to trade out of:

    Hamilton
    Pujols
    Marte
    Holliday
    Hanley
    Mazara
    Kemp
    A-rod

    Would be looking to get back xander, lindor, kipnis, rendon. Basically a solid MI.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can you trade Hamilton? Holliday? A-Rod?

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: zombino’s r us.

  120. mike ferrari says:
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    Any chance desmond gets flat out benched soon?

    Thinking about trading him for severino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Desmond could be benched for Choo when he returns

  121. Eng says:
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    Thanks for the piece, Grey, a great read as usual. f you will, please allow me to vent; this weekend I had a good time and was busy, what this meant is I nearly forgot to set my lineup. At 4.04pm I saw Nola was not only up against the Washington hitters but also Max. I clicked to get him out of my lineup but the clock had clicked to 4.05 (midclick!) and Yahoo forced Nola upon me. I prayed for a loss with limited damage but got 7ER and tied to the whipping post. It doesn’t matter how well my pitchers do from now, that stain on my era will remain. Bad start decisions are okay, but this one is irksome, real real irksome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks

  122. knucks says:
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    Domingo over all of Soler/Lamb/Castellanos/Burns as my one Bench Bat right? No needs at all just most overall value.

  123. ryanoger says:
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    Holds league..

    Who would you prefer ROS- Tony Watson, Sam Dyson, or Tazawa?

    thanks!
    ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dyson

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        No brainer right, if I can trade Wainwright for Pujols?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

        • knucks says:
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          @ryanoger: Yea do that immediately and keep an eye over your shoulder for the fuzz. Robbery if you ask me.

  124. OaktownSteve says:
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    A’s playing good baseball. You wanna revise your A’s are terrible stance, Albondigas?

    After saying yay Strasburg all off-season, I have no shares.

    Sup with Miguel Trucha?

    Did you catch David Hale pitching to Matt Szczur the other day. Yep…Hale Szczur!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, c’mon, you A’s homer, they’re not a good team…. After saying yay Springer, I have no shares… Hale Szczur! That’s awesome

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        They are good. I give them a good shot to win the west. They are getting good SP, have Alvarez coming back, Hahn dealing in the minors and Manaea lurking behind there. Bullpen is lights out right now and deep. Defense slightly improved and they will eventually hit a bit better than they are now. Definitely better than Halos and Marinderds. Texas rotation flawed as is Houston. A’s are super solid.

        • Grey

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          You’re such a homer! They are a solid 75-85 win team

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            We’ll see. I’m not as much a homer as you think. I knew they’d stink last year.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              They got better from last year? Barely?

    • @OaktownSteve:

      1. I have both Springer and Strassburg (yay!)
      2. But I took AuShiz over Harper and my ass has bruises on it from kicking myself
      3. The A’s aren’t really a “good” team. They look more like a bad team capable of winning against anyone. Which makes them a .500 team, which they are. When they win I feel like it’s because they’re out over their skis. When they lose it makes more sense. By season’s end, give me the under on 70 wins. The defense is brutal.

      Not that my Giants haven’t kicked the ball around a lot early….they’re playing below their potential while the A’s have been playing slightly above it.

      A’s Strengths: bullpen is solid. They’ve accumulated 3 really good bullpen arms to trade by June. Semien looks like he’ll be a good stick, and he’s figuring out to use that thing on the end of his arm a little more. Gray is also another shining piece of gold that will likely be traded for 11 minor league prospects and a soiled condom by June.

      My A’s fan friends are all on suicide watch for when Gray gets traded. The Donaldson wound hasn’t healed.

  125. Arnie says:
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    I don’t mind having an ugly player on my roster, but there are limits ….!!

    I know you thrive on catcher questions, so here goes: I’m starting to hate Mesoraco. But in a deep league, do I need to have patience with him if the options are the likes of Realmuto, Trevor Brown, Swihart, Tony Wolters, Soto, Rupp, etc.?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could see trying Realmuto

      • Arnie says:
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        @Grey: Thank you … I’ll give him a chance. Can’t be mich worse!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  126. Reid says:
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    Is Brandon Phillips for real this season, or just burning his old-man NOS too early? Schoop owner asking…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Schoop

  127. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Going to see the Cubs play the Reds on Sat, and am super butthurt that my main man Jumbo Diaz won’t be pitching. Also it is Joey Votto bobblehead day, wish it was Devin Meserfester instead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh man a shrunken head Mesoraco night would be amazing

  128. peacecoast says:
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    Yo G-man,

    Iglesias is rocking the Cockies yo son word up!

    12 team mixed roto. no innings limit and daily lineup changes. also NSVH instead of just S

    here is my pitching:

    Carrasco
    Stroman
    Matz
    Rodon
    Raisel
    Chen
    Velasquez
    Karns

    Familia
    McGee
    Reed

    DL:
    E Rod
    Heaney

    I like these SP, do you agree?

    short on RP I think I will need a 4th to compete butI bench issues

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

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      I agree

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: doh, just as I said that Iglesias gets in trouble

        I honestly think I curse my own SP

        I have mlb.tv and whenever I watch my guys they blow up

        think Matz a few starts ago and Rodon’s last starts

        • knucks says:
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          @peacecoast: What’s the login, we can call up and deactivate. That should fix this prob for all of us, right? Haha only kidding bud

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Stop jinxing my guys!

  129. knucks says:
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    Its still Domingo over Soler/Lamb/Castellanos/Burns as my one Bench Bat right? No needs at all just most overall value.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Wow didn’t expect that. Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s just an upside bench play for you

          • knucks says:
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            @Grey: Yup exactly what it is, just thought we liked Domingo more. Very happy I asked. You da man

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I may like Domingo again in two days if he starts hitting

  130. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Drop Fiers for Buchholz, Finnegan, Verret, Karns?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buchholz

  131. Dr chym says:
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    What are some realistic expectations for Eugenio Suarez? Not much written out there on him and I really don’t what to make of him. Any player comps or projections you could help with? Can he be top 50? 100?

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See my rankings

  132. Random Dude says:
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    Pujols for Kluber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: I HEARD THERE WAS THIS GUY THAT GOT PUJOLS IN THE 9TH ROUND!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  133. Syllogism says:
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    Hey Grey – Thanks for another informative write up.

    Not liking my hitting matchups today … as in any …

    a) Piscotty, Diaz v Hendricks (who I also have) – Play hitters, Hendricks or all?
    b) Sano, Park, Nunez v Nelson – I’m not a huge Nelson fan … I have some hitting options …. sit Sano, Park, all three?
    c) Hosmer, Cain v Zimmerman – Zimm has been nigh unhittable … sit Hosmer, Cain, Both?
    d) Peralta v Madbum … sit? Nevermind … Sit
    e) Yelich v Ross, Rickard v Dickey … do you like Yelich, Rickard, both?

    Egads … STL game almost ready do go!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit Cards hitters

      • Syllogism says:
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        @Grey:

        Thx amigo. Did just that!

        Is Jimmy Nelson going to pwn Park, Sano and Nunez today, or is he going to be singing the Jimmy “Willie” Nelson “I got a hurtin'” lament?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • Syllogism says:
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            @Grey:
            lol

            So … who *do* you like today … Twinkies or J-W-Nelson? :o)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nelson

      • Syllogism says:
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        @Grey:

        Ugh … Holliday can bite me! (2 Run HR off Hendricks). Bleh. lol

  134. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. drop heaney for any of poms, ray, santiago or verrett?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santiago

  135. Jim says:
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    Beltran and Anthony Rizzo for Kershaw and Deshields?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw

      • Jim says:
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        Thank you. Didn’t expect that response! Is it close?

  136. Hi me. says:
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    10 team Keeper league with QS instead of wins. Pineda at $9 > $4 Iwakuma > $1 Jaime?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks right

  137. JP says:
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    Trade Carlos Gomez/Freeman for Ortiz and Taj. Walker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  138. RicoSuave says:
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    Awesome stuff Grey!

    14 teams H2H points leauge…

    A. Rizzo or Tanaka/Carlos Santana Which side?

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Rizzo

  139. nick the dick says:
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    HR to the Robbed-o! Nooo!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  140. Ryan says:
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    Everyone, including myself, has chalked up Salty’s start as merely a hot streak… And it IS a hot streak that is unsustainable. However upon further investigation, I was surprised to see that Salty has had a +800 OPS since the 2015 All Star break… Is it possible this guy has improved his skills and has moved into a first catcher in fantasy leagues? We are taking about a journeyman catcher who used to have the pedigree, so we are not talking about a breakout but rather becoming a serviceable fantasy starter catcher. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a hot streak

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: It’s a hot salty streak like Semien had

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: btw grey I dropped Lawrie for Semiens this week, Lawrie was striking out so much and only 1 BB. WHy are they batting the Semenator 9th though?/

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, should change

  141. Los locos says:
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    Grey, got to ask this with Martin struggling and salty having a great 3 weeks.

    Do I drop Martin for salty? Now when do that I know Martin will be get picked up .

    What shall I do ? Don’t want to hold two cathers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

  142. Syllogism says:
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    Oops … forgot to ask this ….

    I know you aren’t high on Hammel – I’ve had him since last year and he really hasn’t let me down. Given his start this year (crazy – and I *like* the guy), I”m thinking I might get extra trade value out of him, I know he fades sometime after the all star break.

    7 Pitching Cats … 5+ Holds, K/9
    My SPs are:
    – Arrieta, Sale, Corbin, Hammel, Hendricks, Aaron Sanchez, Severino, Finnegan, Velasquez
    – Stashed … Ryu (DL), Berrios, Glasnow

    My hitting is … just sad. OF’s Yelich, Revere (DL), Peralta, Piscotty, Cain, Rickard. They are “okay”, but I really need an upgrade – either another around Cain’s level (without having to trade Cain), or some heavier.

    Am I likely to have to give up an Arrrieta or a Sale – and if so, are either worth (let’s assume “straight-up-ish” without a significant pitcher coming back)
    a) Machado (yeah, not OF, I’d make do), MightyAltuveMouse (same)?
    b) How heavy an OF would one of those attract?

    c) Which of the others are likely to get overvalue back? My notional ranking is –
    Velasquez, Hammel, Aaron Sanchez, Severino, Finnegan

    d) Robbie Ray, Latos, Pomeranz, Tropeano, Moore, E Ramirez and Stripling are currently being used/dropped as streamers. I like Ramirez … do you see any as keepers in 12 Team HTH, 7 Cat – especially if I am going to trade away from my current staff with no pitching back (to max my hitting return)?

    Thanks once more. Appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly, you need to ask their owners

      • Syllogism says:
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        @Grey:

        Yeah – fair enough.

        Do you see any of these as rosterable in 12 Team HTH?

        Robbie Ray, Latos, Pomeranz, Tropeano, Moore, E Ramirez and Stripling?

        Would you hang on to Finnegan, or do you see him more as a streamer?

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, for the right matchups, Finnegan’s a streamer

  143. Mike says:
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    Please rank J upton, Trumbo, Kemp ROS
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  144. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    He wants Marte and a top prospect like Snell for Mazara. I offered Marte and either Manaea or Aaron Blair for Mazara. Am I wasting my time with this offer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: is that s.marte?! that’s nutjob. you know where grey ranked marte, GO LOOK! mazara suddenly isn’t a top 15 overall player.

  145. Wywyz says:
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    Drop Nick Hundley for Salty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  146. Papa C says:
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    Regarding Heaney (which is almost a joke on its own): Plateaus are the highest form of flattery…

    Also, because of Heaney, I had to trade prospect Alex Reyes for fricking Kyle Gibson because I needed a SP so bad. Sucks because Reyes has a smoking fastball. Or he was smoking and threw a fastball…

    Damn, Grey. Your writing style is contagious.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  147. Moscowitz says:
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    Mallex or Hamilton for SB?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomato-tomahto… Hamilton

    • Scott says:
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      @Moscowitz: Hamiltex

  148. Wywyz says:
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    Whcih of Urias, Manaea, Reyes, Glasnow or Snell are worth stashing? Drop a middling SP (e.g. Evoldi) for the stash?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None… Snell

  149. ryanoger says:
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    10 team h2h redraft

    C-Salty
    1-Rizzo
    2-Skinny Dee
    SS- Corey Seager
    3-Machado
    OF-Marte, Braun, Heyward
    Util-Mazara, DeShizznit

    You think it’s worth it to give up Corey Seager for Pujols? I could then slot Machado to SS and pick up Lamb or Moose to fill my 3B. Thoughts, or hold?

    thanks grey!
    ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • Scott says:
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      @ryanoger: It depends. Did the other guy get Pujols in the 9th round?

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Scott:

        I need in on this joke…

  150. knucks says:
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    You watching this?? Cingrani in the 8th for CarGo. Def smelling a big blast. Must be Cotham as the 9th inning plan today?? My guess is he doesn’t see the Save opp.

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: He isn’t gonna strike out Cargo in back to back games??

      • knucks says:
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        @knucks: Yikes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks like a matchups thing

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        There goes my Raisel win

        • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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          @Grey: Same here – was stoked when the goofball catcher on the Rockies missed third, then Wood goes and rains on my parade

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ugh, I know

    • Tigres says:
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      Day one of my Tony Cingrani experience. Yeah, there ain’t gonna be a day two…. not only in the 8th not 9th, he barely escaped with 1 er, left game tied. No Ks.

      • knucks says:
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        @Tigres: I blame price. He should have let him start the inning. Not come in with 2 guys on base?? Having Wood Bat in the bottom of the seventh so that he can come in and pitch?? WTF? Use a hitter you idiot.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agreed

  151. Nightmare says:
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    My Prince Fielder for his Hunter Pence???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Nightmare says:
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        @Grey: how about a little more confidence greylord lol

        Who do u like ROS
        Fielder or pence

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pence, same diff

          • Nightmare says:
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            @Grey: ok good now I know sure means same difference. That in the glossary? Fiona says put it in

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Piscotty doesn’t know!

  152. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    I hate myself for chasing this Reds bullpen situation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Me too, and I had Raisel going today!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: I’m out. I picked up Cingrani for tomorrow and beyond….I just dropped him.

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        I picked up both Cingrani and Cotham in one league. At least I can drop one now.

        Both Hoover and Jumbo have annihilated my FCL ratios.

        • knucks says:
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          @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: I just wish he would have brought Cingrani in at the begining of the inning. You let a RP bat… and then he puts two guys on base and you take him out? Price looks effin lost if you ask me. Disgrace. Cingrani COULD still have a chance at the role. But I honestly might trust this stupid MGR even less than Cingrani. He should have never even brought Hoover in last night. He was trying to boost the confidence of Hoover, but if you ask me he just shot Cingrani’s confidence in back to back games. So yea you can likely close to book on him.

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @knucks: Huge swing and miss….unless it was thrown by the Reds bullpen, then it would’ve been a bases clearing double.

  153. Scott says:
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    Volquez or Santiago?
    McHugh or Santiago?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santiago…Santiago

  154. The Fridge says:
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    Was offered Sonny for my Raisel + Osuna….Take it? After today, I’m beginning to wonder if Raisel is the better pitcher straight up.

    Would you make the deal if it was Ventura + Osuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  155. Vrugg says:
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    Nola or T. Ross ROS?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Vrugg: No No No No Nola

  156. ThE sHiT says:
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    Awww sookie Frazier with his first steal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2nd, I believe

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey: youre right, my bad

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No worries, I’m struggling with him too

  157. dom says:
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    hey good stuff Grey

    do you think Wilson Ramos (.341/.341/.545, 13% K rate) or Saltalamacchia (.300/.364/.867) hot starts are anything more than just that? in my 10 team league 5×5 + OBP, SLG, QS, K/9, I’m wondering if it’s worth picking up one of them or Realmuto or Wellington to go with my Mesoraco, who’s def gonna continue to miss games/has sucked.

    don’t know who I would drop though, one of my back end relievers (A Colome, Madson, Jeanmar, Rodney, Ziegler), or W Myers, or Mesoraco himself? I still like Meso’s upside. what do you think? thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, don’t own two catchers… Lose Mesoraco for Salty

      • dom says:
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        @Grey: projections are showing a 40 point advantage in OPS for Meso ROS…. just wondering your thought process do you think it’s worth riding out the Salty hotstreak and then going from there be it frankencatcher or whoever? or do you think Meso is just looking really busted right now?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think Mesoraco hasn’t been good for 18 months and ROS projections are too optimistic for him

  158. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    You brought receiving catcher questions on yourself today with that Salty blurb. If you stay still and don’t make a sound, they might stop sniffing and become disinterested.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I know… They smell blood…and catchers.

  159. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Andrew Bailey called back up. Drop Cingrani in hopes that Bailey usurps Jeanmar?

    • mike ferrari says:
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      @Shin-Soo Choo Choo: yeah was looking at that too, has to be better than the rest of phillies RP right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  160. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    WhicH two would you start today?
    Pedroia vs. TB (Archer)
    Dickerson @ BOS (Porcello)
    Myers vs. PIT (Locke)
    Gattis @ TEX (Hamels)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers, Dickerson

      • Bobbo says:
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        @Grey: Pedroia has a good rating for today so would you play him or Schoop at 2B? Same league setup. Thanks!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, try Pedroia

  161. matt says:
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    offered Belt Rodney and Jeanmar Gomez

    for

    Conley Karns Corbin

    thoughts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt side

  162. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Cleveland optioned Collin Cowgill today.

    I believe this move is aka a “reverse cowgill.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  163. Donny says:
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    Drop may or uehara saves holds league for cotham ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  164. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    discussion time! now that it looks like Jake Lamb (baaah!) has 3B on lockdown…
    A) what would we call an amended projection for him?
    B) Him or Cast in a R/HR/RBI/AVG/OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cast, tomato tomahto

  165. Mike says:
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    H2H keeper league where we keep 3 people the round they are drafted. Players can only be kept one year

    Joe Ross (15th) and Velasquez (18th) for Price (3rd)

    It’s a no brainer to play for this year, right? I don’t even know if I would want ross or velasquez next year…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Follow up:

        He’d drop the Velasquez if I included my Familia for his Casilla. Thoughts?

        Thanks as always!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine to me

  166. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Finally the Catcher comments are out in full force – I’ll just pile on…

    Pick one for tonight only:
    Grandal @ ATL (Teheran)
    Cervelli @ SD (Pomeranz)

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jackie Treehorn: Finally? Where have you been since Opening Day?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandal

  167. goya says:
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    My pitching staff is harvey, felix, hamels, shields, wacha, nelson. Am i in trouble ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully not

  168. Connor says:
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    Points league that rewards QS not Ws
    Pick 2 out of
    Severino, Iwakuma, and Eickhoff.
    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Eickhoff

      • Connor says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Iwakuma over Eickhoff? I would’ve gone the other way since Eickhoff pitches in the NL Least

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eickhoff and Iwakuma are close, Iwakuma’s got a track record, but might be injured… Eickhoff’s ceiling is Iwakuma

  169. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Picked up Nunez about a week ago when I saw him leading off. I keep doing the one more game with him. I also picked up Uptown BJ in a few leagues this week. WTF it’s like I sold my soul to the fantasy devil.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  170. Paul says:
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    Neil walker or Jonathan schoop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop

  171. Sherm says:
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    Just was offered his Trout and Cody Allen for my Bryce Harper. I need saves, and Trout is going to be Trout, but Harper might hit 50 HR. Whaddya think? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You shouldn’t do big trades for saves…. Trade a lesser piece for saves

  172. Relsh says:
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    If you had to commit to a Rockies catcher for the rest of the season which one do you see getting the most ABs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hundley

  173. Random Collmenter says:
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    Need your help Grey!

    Please pick sides in these three trades. 5×5 roto with QS and OPS.

    1. JD-Mart vs. Eickhoff + Grichuk + Rodney
    2. Matt Carpenter vs. B Phillips + Gregerson
    3. Votto vs. Price + K-Rod

    Thank you Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD…Carp…Votto

  174. Big league choo says:
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    10 team OBP/qs h2h

    Pujols or Liriano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols

  175. Bosox says:
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    trade J upton and hanley for edwin and span? have deshields on bench

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  176. Jaymz says:
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    hey Grey, trade W Davis for Gio (10-team mixed dynasty)? My SP’s are Greinke/Sonny/Velasquez/Erasmo/Corbin/C-Mart.. I like all those guys and I’ve never been too high on Gio. Although, I already have a huge lead in saves and feel I should try and get something for a closer. Not sure what to do.

    thanks and keep up the awesome work man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  177. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    Thanks for always answering these Grey…

    Who wins in a keep forever league:

    Team A – Jofer, Neil Walker, Pujols

    Team B – Madbum, Abreu, Pedroia

    I’m leaning A

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      B

  178. SteveNZ says:
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    .244
    .182
    .186
    .158
    .200
    .179

    are the batting averages of my first 6 picks in my H2H league…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sounds like all of my leagues!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Stanton, Votto, Frazier, Pujols, Doz, Hayward.

        Somehow I won the first two weeks…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I have all of those guys across different leagues, it’s been quite a 1st two weeks

          • SteveNZ says:
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            @Grey: The first couple of weeks in H2H really suck. Good or bad you’re not really getting any indication of what your team is actually like.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hope the first couple of weeks are no indication of my roto teams either

              • SteveNZ says:
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                @Grey: 2/15 today. Good times!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I have 2 hits across all of my teams for every day this season

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    @Grey: 2/26 with a steal. This day is shopping to be historically bad.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Same here, but I got Tyler White’s homer

                • SteveNZ says:
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                  @SteveNZ: 2/21

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @SteveNZ: im with you on that one

  179. goodfold2 says:
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    12 team dynasty with deep benches, OPS, slugging, K’s, BB’s for hitters added, and QS, holds, OBPA for pitchers added. i’m seeing everybody dropping k.davis (LF only). H2H league.
    C mesoraco/d’arnaud (only one catcher league)
    1B E5
    2B pedroia
    SS andrus
    3B franco
    LF upton
    CF cain
    RF polanco
    util delino
    BN soler (LF now too), k.davis
    NA d.swanson/t.anderson/mcmahon/b.zimmer
    SP carrasco/arrieta/iglesias/carmart/richards/buchholz/kluber/Vince V/hendricks/cashner/bauer (SP only)/a.reyes (suspensions no longer count as “not active” since yahoo gonna yahoo)
    NA stephenson
    RP osuna/f-rod/o’day/strop/n.jones
    team is weak usually in homers, it’s why i’ve kept k.davis so long. could dump him for really bad 11th SP’ers, or backup at 2B (scooter), 3B (wright), 1B (duda/carter/bour), or more likely have the BN bat whenever a decent SP isn’t available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Duda

  180. Nightpandas says:
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    Who do you like as a short term flyer?

    Month or so ….k/9 QS

    Karns
    Bartolo
    John Gray
    Verett
    Kazmir
    Hill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill

  181. Sad Keanu says:
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    Ketel Marte still relevant in a 10 team H2H league? Thinking about dumping him soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dump him

  182. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    So gets the most saves on the Reds ROS?

    • Schmohawks Bob says:
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      @Schmohawks Bob: Me no talk good. What I meant to say is who gets the most saves on the Reds ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cingrani

  183. goodfold2 says:
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    glad i showed up late, didn’t waste a move on cingrani, grabbed cothem city though.

  184. DonnieB says:
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    Hi Grey. Would you trade Trout for Starling Marte and Jose Fernandez— in a vacuum? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  185. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    14 team h2h dynasty. OPS. somebody dropped frazier and all i have at 3B is sano (also defensive stats in this one, so a 3B who really plays OF isn’t great for that one either). roster:
    mesoraco/d’arnaud (one catcher league, we have to have at least 3 BN bats to prevent SP hoarding)
    1B c.davis
    2B altuve
    SS villar
    3B sano
    LF arcia (streamer)
    CF delino
    RF springer
    util marte
    BN grichuk (all OF’s), b.hamilton (getting harder to hold this guy)

    obviously i try to get frazier, but bid how much out of 70/100 left? and should i turn billy into the streamer spot after dropping arcia for frazier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure on Billy, $70

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Grey: wow, the old nuke the whole ROS budget in april, never done that one in baseball, have in hockey (well, not the april part). hope it works, as 3B is probably the weakest position in FA in this league, and sano won’t have it for next year likely, even in yahoo. rest of the 30/100 was spent at start of year on Vince V, rodgers (COL) and RP, ketel marte, since removed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Amazing press, congrats!

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! The review is kind of over the top but I’ll take it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You mean the Hunter S. Thompson-esque “The druglike effect of intense spicy heat is well-known, and this chicken pulls your consciousness out of your mind and puts it into your mouth, radiating your being outward with a new purity” What do you put in your chicken, man?!

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: A dash of poetic license…and mad amounts of weed…4/20!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I would’ve guessed LSD and hot sauce

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @royce!: Great stuff! Bit far for a road trip I guess…

      • royce! says:
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        @SteveNZ: Not if you take a couple extra weeks off of work!

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @royce!: congrats royce!!!!

  186. Oppo Taco says:
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    Corbin or Rodon ROS,, close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon, close

  187. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    The guy with Mazara wants not only Starling Marte but a top prospect in Blake Snell. I laughed in his face. Was I right to do so?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You already asked me

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        oh right I forgot you said hold

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        >Grey who should I drop to activate deGrom? Kennedy or Nola

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nola

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Thanks

  188. Nightpandas says:
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    Span vs Greinke or Pillar vs Ubaldo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pillar

  189. joseph trumpy says:
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    would you trade street or osuna for gray (4×4)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Street

  190. Pb&J says:
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    What say you: my Heward, KRod, and AJ Reed for his Darvish and Betances. H2H k/9 keeper league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Darvish

  191. Count de Monetball says:
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    Lindor/Corbin or Story/O’Day in a 5×5 roto 10-team?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

      • Count de Monetball says:
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        @Grey: Thx, done!

      • Count de Monetball says:
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        Seriously, where else can you go to get trade advice on an offer you got 2-minutes ago, an esteemed fantasy baseballer gives you his opinion and the trade is done in less than 5-minutes. You must really love this Sh*t Fantasy Master Lothario, you unscrupulous seducer of women you! It’s awesome to be a part of so many ppl that love baseball!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

  192. OaktownSteve says:
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    Khris Davis. Horrible. Just horrible. Trying to hit a 500 foot home run on every swing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      At least he’s not as destructive as Chris Archer

  193. ferris says:
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    5×5 roto, 12 team

    Drop Kolten Wong or Brett Lawrie?

    I’d like to drop one to go save chasing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  194. swaggerjackers says:
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    Kyle Seager was dropped in my 10 team league.

    I have RIzzo at 1B
    Franco at 3B
    Abreu at 1B/3B
    Duda at Utility

    Worth picking up Seager?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, over Duda

  195. Crock says:
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    Would you deal Sano/Krod for Cain?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s the wrong post, man!

      Very cool!

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        Haha at least it’s a pic
        With Your sweetie Polanco

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  196. OaktownSteve says:
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    Graveman approaching mixed league ownable. The cutter/slider generating swing and miss.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t be worst than Chris Archer!

  197. Tony D. says:
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    Grey, quick random question with no context: would you trade Odorizzi for Belt?

  198. Wilsonian says:
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    What happened to Ross tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure, mourning Archer

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Get drunk and binge watch Archer cartoon?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nothing will help, though I do like Archer the cartoon

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            It’s really really good.

    • Oppo Taco says:
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      @Wilsonian: Blister, DTD

  199. Bungalowbill61 says:
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    Soler and Stroman for Puig?

    I have Kubler, Thor, Salazar, & Arrieta so I can take the SP hit and my OFs are DeSheilds, Piscotty, Sano, Marte, Hanley, & Grichuk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig, it’s fair

  200. Oppo Taco says:
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    Kennedy looks setup for a good season in KC, good park to pitch in, great D around the field, should win a lot of games and kennedy looks locked in

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, so far so good

  201. Creepy Crespi says:
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    J. Ross seemed to have a blister issue being worked on in top of 2nd. Probably does not need MRI like Tyson.

  202. OaktownSteve says:
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    Valencia pulled a hammy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What was the bold prediction on him again?

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Elijah:

          Nope tacos. You think I feed my kids bugs?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        30 homers and top 5 AL third baseman. Actually he’s been stinging the ball. Top 10 in mlb in hard hit %. Hitting .294. Just missed a couple homers at Oco. Counters down because not much offense in front or behind (though Burns heating up). I was by no means abandoning that ship. Can’t do anything about injuries though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya, I was just wondering what the prediction was…There’s still time, even with a 15-day DL

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Not feeling the home runs as much. Be tough. I think the thing with bold predictions is a lot of times “I think this guy will be a lot better/worse than y’all think he will be.”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, agreed… Bold predictions are about as nonliteral as these things get

  203. OaktownSteve says:
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    Kendall Graveman becomes first opposing pitcher to ever bat in new Yankee Stadium. Also his first career AB.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      Might actually be first starting pitcher period.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How did that happen?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        When Valencia went down they moved Lowrie from DH to 3b and lost the DH so Gravemen went into the clean up spot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, gotcha

  204. Kennedy, still say he’s a hold Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t follow

      • @Grey: @Grey:

        I was saying last start Ian Kennedy looks like a hold and you (mildly) disagreed.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, my bad… I have him on my mess of an RCL team now… I’d like to unhold Archer

  205. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft, soler or m taylor? gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: sorry, over saunders as well? soler v saunders?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Saunders

  206. I am the Walrus says:
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    Graveman 5ip, 7 K’s and 1 ER thru 5 innings vs NYY. 2.33 ERA after 2-1/2 games. Would you drop Leake or Fiers to pick him up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fiers

      • I am the Walrus says:
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        In another league..drop Niese for him?

        • I am the Walrus says:
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          Make that drop Niese or Karns or E. Ramirez for Graveman?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Niese

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  207. Fungazi says:
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    Archer is the co-ace on one of my teams. Sit him until he turns it around though?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, bench

  208. Nightmare says:
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    Ok greylord last one I promise. This time Piscotty really doesn’t know……

    Fielder/Hanley for Puig/rendon

    Who wins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fielder

  209. Joeg414 says:
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    The X-Man leaves with a tight quad. Might need a SS.
    Alexei Ramirez, Jose Iglesias , A.Simmons , F.Galvis, N.Ahmed, C.Owings or Hechavarria. Please pick the best two. 6×6 roto Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blech…Owings, Alexei

      • Joeg414 says:
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        @Grey: \
        @Grey:
        I know, worried about Owings’s playing time.
        Hopefully won’t have to make the move.

      • Joeg414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Too bad Holt or Lowrie is not SS elig yet

  210. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    16 team dynasty with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals and total bases.
    C perez
    1B rizzo
    2B kipnis
    SS alcides
    3B bryant
    LF upton
    CF ellsbury
    RF jd mart
    util delino
    util d.peralta
    BN hazel/jose ram (many positions)
    Drop hazel for scooter or put in some sort of claim for saunders or j.turner (recently dropped)? could drop both of hazel/jose ram for 2 of that group.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Scooter, then claim Saunders

  211. Great White North says:
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    Trade Archer for what?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A stale loaf of bread?

  212. OaktownSteve says:
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    K Davis comes alive!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About time

  213. Skeezix says:
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    Yo Grey, three-parter here:
    A) Any reason to be worried that Boxberger won’t return as the closer?
    2) With his type of injury, are you concerned about problems with either his health upon return, or the date of return?
    D) How good do you think he is in relation to other closers when back?

    I’m trying to entice a Jays fan to trade me Bryant by dangling Frazier and Osuna, while also trying to get him to throw in Boxberger. I don’t think it’s likely to work, but stranger things have happened and I may be able to throw in a hot SP to make it work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A) sure b) Colome looks good, Boxberger could be a middle reliever c) cool

  214. Mike says:
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    Ok guys, just got a trade offer….

    I give up JD Martinez
    Trevor Story
    AJ Ramos

    I get Trout.

    Im kinda in shock. Im thinking yes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re paying for him, no bargain

  215. OaktownSteve says:
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    I tried to get the NFBC crew interested in Jimmy Nelson. Couldn’t get any takers. I like him. The velo is good. Throws a really heavy two seam and the spike curve is nasty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lots more down side than upside, would be my hesitation

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        and just me mentioning him conjures a home run by Arcia

  216. Raoul Duke says:
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    My Machado for his Bryant and Mazara in a keeper league. What are your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  217. Joeg414 says:
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    If Valencia is out..2 weeks . Does Lowrie play every day ?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Joeg414:

      Nearly everyday. A’s will bring up Ladendorf or Wendel who will take a few ABs

      • Joeg414 says:
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        @OaktownSteve:
        Thanks. looking for a bench bat. If I can’t get Holt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Joeg414 says:
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        @Grey:
        Holt or Lowrie as a bench multi bat ?

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Joeg414: lowrie was playing everyday anyway.

  218. Ben says:
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    Trade dilemma:
    10 team OBP league, 10 pitchers but pretty shallow offense. I’ve got Sano, Cesar Hernandez, Domingo Santnaa, and Christ Carter on my bench. My pitching is hurting.

    Offer on the table: I trade Conforto for Jake Odorizzi.

    Pros: Conforto feels very expendable for my lineup this year (other OFs, besides the bench, are Betts, Pence, Yelich, and Carlos Gomez).
    Cons: Conforto keeps for $2 next year.

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  219. Joeg414 says:
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    Nelson blowing up in the 6th

  220. SteveNZ says:
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    Three weeks from today…

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @SteveNZ: COngrats on passing me in BA in FCL

      #shittacos

  221. ThE sHiT says:
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    Would you give up Crush for Dee Gordon? Needs aside, strictly value…

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @ThE sHiT:
      Nah

  222. Josh says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Someone just dropped Tyson Ross- not sure why.. Deep 12 man h2h standard 5×5 league. We each get $100 faab. I have $83 left.. How much do you bid?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Josh:

      Does your league use $0 bids?

      Did you check Bid-O-Nator?

      • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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        @FrankGrimes: there’s no “bid-o-nator” in tools. i did hear that was being worked on though. doesn’t appear ready yet.

  223. Brian says:
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    Which SP do you trade J. Upton for: Liriano, Lester, Smyly or Velasquez?

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      @Brian: unless preseason ranks changed it’s lester, even with VV moving up, it isn’t to that height.

  224. Nightpandas says:
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    What is fair return for Pollock in a 15 team keep 11?

    Have been offered Maeda, thinking i need more maybe Maeda plus one of Schoop /Reddick /Severino/Nicasio/Pom

    I have Dozier at 2nd currently….

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Nightpandas: player rater loves red dick, but i don’t know your OF situation compared to your 2B one.

  225. The Great Knoche says:
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    Depends if you are planning on contending this year. Schoop and Dozier are similar players. I’d want more or I’d hold him for next year

  226. Got two trades pending, should I do both?

    First trade: GIVE Stroman and Ventura; GET Kluber

    Second trade: GIVE McCann, Desmond and Cishek; GET Mesoraco, Andrus, McGee and Teixeira

  227. phil liriano says:
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    Got two trades pending, should I do both?

    First trade: GIVE Stroman and Ventura; GET Kluber

    Second trade: GIVE McCann, Desmond and Cishek; GET Mesoraco, Andrus, McGee and Teixeira

  228. Jeffy D says:
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    Should I trade Hazelbaker and Wood for Adam Jones? 14 teams

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Jeffy D: oh yeah.

  229. gangreen says:
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    Sup grey. Is it time to drop heaney for karns finnagein, or cashner, porcello. Im in a 16 team league and if heaney is going to be back in a couple weeks I could wait im way ahead in pitching.i own atleast two extra starters compared to every team in my league.I just cant help to feel hes going to get the tommy john . Also is it time to drop avisail garcia for dun ho lee, drury,mark reynolds, paulson,markakis ,or mallex.

    • gangreen says:
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      Other pitchers available tropeano ,and niese

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