If I had to choose a background song for my Michael Conforto feelings right now, it would be Lucinda Williams’ Those Three Days.

You say there’s always gonna be his swing,
So many DL days filled with screams,
Conforto’s news crawl across my screen,
Shows how he hit an oppo taco that sent him home,
Now he’s beneath my skin.
Underneath my dress, stick their tongues (figuratively),
The first game back a dong, and I am so effin’ alone!
Since those five days.
If I could’ve just waited out his DL trip of five days!
Those five days!
Did you not want me in five days?
Did you not want me in five days?
Did you not love me more than Mitch Haniger?
Just for those five days!

I’m literally standing on my table, crying, singing Lucinda Williams.  I’m wrecked.  I might need a new hobby.  So, Michael Conforto — 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer — came back way quicker than I expected, and I’m feeling major regret that I don’t own him.  I still think shoulder injuries are tricky — to rock a rhyme, that’s right on time (callback to title!) — but I wish I had a share of him.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Yoenis Cespedes – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  Before Conforto, Yoenis was looking like the best hitter on a bad hitting team.  We have a term for best pitcher on a bad team, Ace of Basement.  We should have a glossary term for best hitter on a bad hitting team.  Please suggest in the comments.

Jay Bruce – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Bruce is like, “What do you mean ‘best hitter on bad hitting team?'”  To which I respond, new phone, who dis.

Jacob deGrom – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.54.  Jury’s still out on how much his hair mattered.  Jeurys hasn’t reached a verdict either.

Stephen Strasburg – 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.65.  Wearing deGrom’s shorn hair as a merkin isn’t helping Strasburg either, for what it’s worth.

Adam Eaton – Left yesterday’s game with an ankle injury.  Whoever had April 5th as the date in your Adam Eaton Injury Pool, congrats!  Nats are saying he’s day-to-day; he likely is, until he’s not.

Scott Kingery – 0-for-4, 1 run and his first steal, as he hit third, hitting .222.  Love an aggressive manager, but Gabe Kapler is like on a sugar high.  Is he gulping down Pixy Stix between innings?  “Batting third today is Kingery and cleanup is PURPLE!”  “Um, coach, purple is a color, not a player.”  “A delicious color!  And I want ORANGE HITTING FIFTH!”

Maikel Franco – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs, hitting .267.  Kingery in right, Maikel at 3B and Crawford at SS is prolly my favorite Phillies setup.  Or as Kapler calls it, LIME GREEN!

Cesar Hernandez – 1-for-2, 1 run and two steals (1, 2), hitting .304.  “BLUE!  I mean, RUN!”

Nick Pivetta – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.79.  Yo, Cousin Sweatpants, can I throw every starter vs. the Marlins?

Yuli Gurriel – Will begin playing rehab games at Corpus Christi.  Fun fact!  Billy Joel wrote a song about his divorce with Christie Brinkley called, “Over My Dead Corpus, Christie.”

Mike Zunino – Will not return this weekend, so if you were baking biscuits and timing them with the return of Zunino, dem shizzes are gonna be burnt.  Being real with you.  Ya got burnt biscuits.

Kyle Gibson – 4 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 0.87.  Hey, there’s Kyle Gibson circa “his whole career prior to last start.”

Eddie Rosario – 1-for-2 and his 1st homer.  Whew, thank God for short schedule days, so I had Rosario in my lineup.  Speaking of short schedule days, was the MLB hitting the liquor cabinet when they made this year’s schedule?  Why is there not a full schedule on a Friday?  Are they trying to reach a younger demographic who likes to go out on a Friday night and isn’t watching baseball?  Did they think it was a leap year and the entire schedule is off a day?  I have questions, y’all!

Miguel Sano – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Ugh, if I had a Sano for every round I passed him by in the preseason, I’d have at least 15 Sanos.  I blew my Sanos!

Tyler Anderson – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks in Petco.  I’m pretty sure you can win any fantasy league by only starting underowned guys in Petco.  Only ‘pretty sure’ because I’m guessing with no actual math involved.

Hunter Renfroe – 1-for-4 as he hit cleanup.  Renfroe will be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but you don’t need to wait for that if you need pop.  If anyone’s reading in Minnesota, Renfroe doesn’t have soda for you.

Joey Lucchesi – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.79.  That’s Joey Lucchesi of the Original Ray’s Lucchesis.  That’s Joey Lucchesi of the “Leave the gun, take the cannoli” Lucchesis.  That’s Joey Lucchesi of the “Does you mom shave her mustache too?” Lucchesis.  I own Lucchesi in two deeper leagues, and tried to get him in a third (was outbid).  Hey, any time a guy is starting for the Padres, there’s interest in deeper leagues.

Brad Hand – 2/3 IP, 0 ER (3 unearned runs), and his 2nd loss, ERA at 6.75.  Let’s hear it for the boy, let’s give Brad a Hand!  (Cause he needs it.)  I’ve already picked up Kirby Yates everywhere I could.  I don’t think Hand’s out — arms inside the moving vehicle! — but sometimes early season struggles from a closer means they’re hiding an injury, so grab Yates just in case.

Manuel Margot – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  I saw he was listed as one of the top dropped guys in ESPN.  Guys and five girls!  Chillax!  You’re dropping players that you should not be dropping.

Tim Anderson – 1-for-3, 1 run and his 4th steal, hitting .304.  Now we just need them to move him to the top of the order and our dreams will have been answered!  Okay, so we have modest dreams.

Yolmer Sanchez – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs, hitting .400.  Hot schmotato alert!

Matt Davidson – 2-for-3, 4 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .318.  White Sox are like, “Yo, no one told us we were supposed to be bad.  What do you mean, ‘Did we get our voicemail to be bad?’  I think our pitching took down that message.”

Joakim Soria – 1 IP, 3 ER and the blown save.  You must be Joakim.  I looked to pick up Nate Jones in all my leagues, but I didn’t see him available.

Niko Goodrum – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (1) and legs (1) after not even starting the game, and he accounted for all those late-inning theatrics to returning fire against Soria.  Surprised to see Goodrum not hitting .151.  Goodrum really left Soria feeling Dark ‘n Stormy.  I will say this for Soria’s time as a closer, he had a Goodrum.  Too bad for the Goodrum and choke.

Miguel Cabrera – Left yesterday’s game with hip tightness.  Question:  if Miggy and Adam Eaton get in your hot air balloon basket, do you immediately get off?  I mean, something has to go wrong, doesn’t it?

Aaron Judge – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  Two homers?  Hahahahaha.  Mark Whiten could do that in three innings, brah!

Masahiro Tanaka – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.92.  Member how bad Tanaka looked in early March?  Yeah, not sure that matters.

Adam Jones – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .286.  Maybe leaving Jones for dead this preseason was not the move, but Jersey Shore’s back!  So whatever.

Andrew Cashner – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners (3 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 4.09.  This was such a throwback Cashner-type start I was expecting him to start talking about tax evasion, then scream, “Caaaaaaabs here!”

Steven Souza – Could return in about ten games.  And the band played on with Souza!

Robbie Ray – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (5 BBs), 9 Ks, ERA at 5.73.  Humidors take miles off a fastball, right?  Great!  I figured!  Don’t correct me, I’m living in denial!  What’s that, they were playing in St. Louis?  That’s super, but it’s humid there, so we’re still good!  Thank you, goodbye!

David Peralta – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs.  Swoon.  Why am I crushing so bad on a guy who’s barely a top 50 outfielder?

Gregory Polanco – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .286.  He’s looking so good early on, we might have bring back his short-lived nickname from two years ago, Brocktune.  Don’t even remember why we called him that, which I think was part of the point.

Steven Brault – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 1.13.  Leading up to the All-Star Game, MLB should do an online vote between Brock Holt and Steven Brault, where they campaign with videos each of them screaming their name.  Brock HoltSteven Brault!  Brock Holt!  Steven Brault!  Brock Holt!  Steven Brault!  This would never get old.

Adam Wainwright – 3 2/3 IP, 3 ER.  Just as good as Jack Flaherty.  Or maybe what I meant was Wainwright is as good as Jackshit.

Corey Knebel – 2/3 IP, 2 ER, then fell down in pain from a severely hurt hamstring.  Not sure that’s a good sign.  You know how when a girl says she’ll call you, then you say, “Really?  Or are you just saying that?”  That’s desperation, and that’s what I felt like on waivers looking for a Brewers reliever, when I picked up Jeremy Jeffress.  That, my friends, is saying, “Really?  Or are you just saying that?” Jeffress is like six deep on the list of potential replacements.  But he saved games.  Dot dot dot.  Two years ago!  My first pick would’ve been Jacob Barnes, then Josh Hader.  Hader is sexier, but I’d guess Barnes is first choice for the Brewers, and Hader remains the BrewersArchie Bradley.

Ryan Braun – 1-for-3 and his 1st steal, and later picked off by Jon Lester  (6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.89).  Braun joins an exclusive group of players picked off by Lester that include the Phillie Phanatic during a rain delay and a fan who ran on the field carrying nachos.

Ian Happ – 1-for-6, 1 run, and his 1st steal, hitting .136.  Geez, you’d almost think he can’t get any sorta rhythm going due to sporadic playing time.

Matt Chapman – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .400.  For those keeping track of my bet that he would be hitting 5th by mid-April, he was moved up to 6th for yesterday’s game.  Not a full “Natch!” yet but we’re getting close.  Natch adjacent!

Shin-Soo Choo – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd home run, hitting .296.  Someone yesterday asked about dropping Choo.  People have serious Shiny Metal Object Syndrome this time of year.  Quick shorthand:  Don’t drop guys who are currently hitting for ones that are not.

Eduardo Rodriguez – Will return on Sunday.  Stream-o-Nator doesn’t have it listed yet (as of this writing, it’s prolly there now), and I don’t love first starts off the DL, but it will be against the Rays, and that outweighs all downside.

David Price – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, still perfect ERA.  Since I don’t own him anywhere, I’m rooting for Dennis Eckersley and David Price to look at their plane tickets at the same time as they realize they’re sitting next to each on a five-hour flight.  However, according to Prospector Ralph, and Sawx fan, “(Price) is hitting his spots and he’s super efficient.  He can opt out, so I think he knows he could get close to $30m somewhere else if he’s good.”  Ya such a homah, Ralph!

Alex Colome – 1 IP, 2 ER and the blown save.  That’s all right, the Yankees will still trade for him to be their sixth inning man.

Yonny Chirinos – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks.  You think you have a tough life?  Think about the baristas in Latin America trying to figure out which spelling of John to use.  “Yan?  Jonny?  Juan?  Juanny?  Yonny?  I’ve X’ed out so many names, I’m gonna need a new cup.”

   
  1. Ravi Sherrison says:
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    Re: the best hitter on a garbage team…

    The sultan of squat?

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Ravi Sherrison: yeah this is pretty great

      • Ravi Sherrison says:
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        Thank you, thank you.

        Brilliance comes when you Razzball @ 3am.

        • knucks says:
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          @Ravi Sherrison: I wonder how many times the glossary term that was chosen was the first post. I think this should win, good stuff Ravi

    • lyricist says:
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      @Ravi Sherrison: Gorkys Hernández? heh… ok yours is potentially better :)

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Ravi Sherrison: I can’t beat this….

    • formrchildmodel says:
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      @Ravi Sherrison: Sultan of Snot came to mind immediately for me, but I like yours way better

    • Ravi Sherrison says:
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      The Sultan of Squat…
      The Colossus of Crap…

      The Great Bumbino!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ravi Sherrison: Nice! I’ll pass it along to Rudy for his approval

  2. Dau Tranh says:
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    Semien or Owings? Renfroe or Villanueva? You are premier fantasy comedy master thanks for tips all time every day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dau Tranh: Thanks! Semien….Villanueva

  3. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft league. Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, Saves+Holds, K/9

    I was offered Aroldis Chapman for Patrick Corbin. I asked yesterday, you said Chapman but I think I’m gonna hold. my current relievers aren’t great but SAGNOF right?

    With my rotation I might be able to absorb having Rodney who was actually sneaky decent last year. Twins and Dbacks are good teams who will be in the hunt while Greene is fine – shitty teams like the Tigers win every now and then too and usually have closer games right?

    As sexy as Aroldis Chapman would be on my team, he probably isn’t what he once was. Last year, he was legit bad for long stretches of the season, putting up a career low 32.9% strikeout rate and with recent injury history means Chapman might be rested more often this season. he also had his lowest swinging strike percentage (13.5%) compared to his career rate of 17.2%.

    I’m gonna HOLD and ride the (very possible) Corbin breakout. and pray Boxberger, Rodney, and Greene are good enough (for now).

    P: Clayton Kershaw
    P: Max Scherzer
    P: Brad Boxberger
    P: Fernando Rodney
    P: Shane Greene
    SP: Sean Manaea
    SP: Patrick Corbin
    Bench: Mike Foltynewicz
    Bench: Miles Mikolas
    Bench: Eduardo Rodriguez
    DL: Luiz Gohara

    thanks!

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Savoy Special:
      seems dopey to pass on Aroldis there

      • Savoy Special says:
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        @FrankGrimes: bro, I know. It feels weird to balk at Chapman but he’s still just a closer. I could be wrong about Corbin by seasons end but all signs point to a Corbin that’s trending up

    • Terrence Mann says:
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      @Savoy Special:

      You didn’t listen to Osho when you took Kershaw AND Scherzer, why would you listen to him now?

      • Savoy Special says:
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        @Terrence Mann: in the auction draft, I took the risk on 4 superstars and scratched together my team after. (Winning Week 1, 11-1 so far) Because at the end of every season, my team when I take mid-round picks (the mid-round picks are my usual draft strategy) has about 3 or 4 players from Opening Day remaining at the end of the season. So I swung for the fences in the auction draft and took the most “guaranteed” players (though nothing is guaranteed in this very cruel but fun game). So I’m thinking I raised not only my performance ceiling but my performance floor as well.

        Here’s the hitting. This team is as balanced and filled with as much upside as possible having taken Trout, Lindor, Kershaw, and Scherzer first

        Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS

        C: Yasmani Grandal
        1B: Josh Bell
        2B: Chris Taylor
        3: Matt Chapman
        SS: Francisco Lindor
        OF: Mike Trout
        OF: Mitch Haniger
        OF: Bradley Zimmer
        UTL: Tim Anderson
        Bench: Michael A. Taylor
        DL: Steven Souza
        DL: Jake Lamb

        Per the Chapman offer, I kind of sobered up on him after mulling it over. He’s still just a closer. But maybe I’m overvaluing Corbin’s hot start and uncertain but promising season to come

        I also felt silly when I traded Freeman for Brantley a few years ago. That was the year Brantley broke out for real for real. So sometimes we just gotta take that chance. Corbin looks pretty legit to be traded for a closer. I could use another steady bat though…

        • Cram It says:
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          @Savoy Special: I’m sure this was a riveting 1000 word essay on why you did not accept the trade, from the fall of the Roman Empire to the future of Bitcoin. But I read the Cliff’s Notes and stopped at “I’m gonna hold.”

          Now, let’s talk about me…I was hungover this morning and naturally, needed something in my stomach before shoving off to work. I was feeling ambitious enough to go full on and make a BEC sandwich (that’s Bacon, Egg and Cheese. Not to be confused with a SEC, which is a sausage, egg and cheese. I’m from NY and we pronounce our breakfast sandwiches out loud this way. But I’ll get to the history of that later.) Where was I? Oh yeah, so I was going to make a BEC for break….oooooh shiny thing!!

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            @Cram It:
            LOL, I would have went with a BSC, (I don’t eat eggs). mmmm, soooo good!

          • SallyCips says:
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            @Cram It: Important topic. People actually say BEC and SEC? Also from NYC and curiously baffled.

            • Cram It says:
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              @SallyCips: Might be more of a Long Island thing? “Let’s go get some BECs!”

              • SallyCips says:
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                @Cram It: Definitely. We say all the words here in Brooklyn.

        • Curious George Springer says:
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          @Savoy Special: synopsis: I wanted to build a team around a core of studs rather than a bunch of mid-range players. I was offered a stud and decided to keep my mid-range SP, even though I have two aces and my bullpen is shaky.

          Aside from the logical inconsistency, I think you should’ve taken Chapman, if only to flip him for a better SP than Corbin.

          • SallyCips says:
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            @Curious George Springer: This. Seriously it’s a no brainer that doesn’t need a million word explaining. Chapman is a 4th-5th rounder that you can at least flip for said value. Corbin won’t win you a championship, but making gift deals when they present themselves certainly can.

            • Savoy Special says:
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              @SallyCips: okay, touché. I just accepted. I have Gohara and E-Rod coming off the DL. and Corbin’s last start could be his best start all season. sorry for over-analyzing this so much.

              • SallyCips says:
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                @Savoy Special: Excellent. If you flip how m let us know what you get back.

  4. Scott says:
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    Love the comment about happ and sporadic playing time. So true. Nice time share they have going with zobrist and almora. Happ was on pace for 81 games as of Wednesday but the game was rained out. Glad madden came to his senses today. I’m sure he will be out of the lineup on Friday. Nothing like jerking a 23 year old guy around playing him every other day.

  5. Terrence Mann says:
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    Jimmy Shitwood

      • Terrence Mann says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, yeah. Some clown thought the same thing about I’m With Food.

        j/k. Agreed!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha

  6. ferris says:
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    Hey hey hey it’s Fat Albers!

    • knucks says:
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      @ferris: Ha! I added Jeffress, frigger he had the job with them a few years back. Might have been a diff manager though? I can’t recall. I was beat to the wire for Barnes, then beat a min later for Jeffress in the FCL. Damn those guys are quick.

  7. Dr Easy says:
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    Ptooeyville Slugger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dr Easy: Think The sultan of squat is better

  8. CrazyJ says:
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    Great write-up, had me chuckling a lot. Best batter on a poor hitting team… King of the Heap! I got Eaton as a side dish to my Ozuna entree which I purchased with Iglesias and Conforto. I knew it would eventually spoil, but it looked so damn OBP delicious.

    • CrazyJ says:
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      I thew out an offer of Jose Martinez, Tim Anderson, and Patrick Corbin for Ozuna and Weaver. They are all bench with the exception of Corbin who’s my 4th starter if I don’t count Gausman (and right now I don’t!).

      Yahoo 12-team H2H standard
      Grandal
      Bellinger
      Schoop
      Machado
      Segura
      OF Trout; Marte; Rosario
      Util – Moustakas; Zimmerman
      BN – T. Anderson, J. Martinez, Conforto

      C. Martinez; Castillo; Bauer; Corbin; Gausman; Pomeranz; Junis
      Rivero; Giles; Strickland; Hader (was using before to smooth ERA/WHIP)
      Chad Green is currently in my streaming spot.

      Also, I have to open a spot for Conforto, which currently leaves Green and probably streaming Junis, unless you advise me to dump Gausman after his next start!

      • CrazyJ says:
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        Sorry, this is probably a little confusing. Those are two separate leagues in each post.

        • CrazyJ says:
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          And one last thing…

          Tell me you are starting V. Velasquez against MIA on Saturday, I just can’t.

          • Stupid Sexy Glanders says:
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            @CrazyJ: yeah start everybody against MIA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CrazyJ: Think The sultan of squat is better — Ozuna side

  9. VinWins

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    Braun stole second without a pitch, so he figured he’d try third as well. Lester bounced a throw over and got him though.

    We call it pop up here, too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins: Ha! I hadn’t seen it, nice!

  10. pondfrogsplash says:
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    Thanks Grey. Would you drop Kingery for Tim Anderson for a utility spot?

  11. EZ says:
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    Head to head points league. I have Ramos at catcher and it seems like everyone available is also hot garbage. Am I crazy to just go without a catcher and grab Jakob Junis or Tyler Mahle? And if so which do you prefer for foreseeable future?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EZ: Junis

  12. Bases loaded bottom 9th tie game, batter hits grand slam. Batter get 4 RBI. If batter hits ground rule double game over when runner score from third. Just 1 RBI instead of two. Please explain if you know just curious thanks

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      @Peter guigli: May not make sense but them’s the rules. http://mlb.mlb.com/documents/0/8/0/268272080/2018_Official_Baseball_Rules.pdf
      9.06(f ) Subject to the provisions of Rule 9.06(g), when a batter ends a
      game with a safe hit that drives in as many runs as are necessary
      to put his team in the lead, the official scorer shall credit
      such batter with only as many bases on his hit as are advanced
      by the runner who scores the winning run, and then only if the
      batter runs out his hit for as many bases as are advanced by the
      runner who scores the winning run.
      Rule 9.06( f ) Comment: The official scorer shall apply this
      rule even when the batter is theoretically entitled to more bases
      because of being awarded an “automatic” extra-base hit under
      various provisions of Rules 5.05 and 5.06(b)(4).
      (g) When the batter ends a game with a home run hit out of the
      playing field, the batter and any runners on base are entitled to
      score

    • Stuart Cohen says:
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      Best hitter on a bad team = King of the Ill

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Stuart Cohen: That’s not bad will add to list… (Rudy’s not gonna go for it tho, bc hill is for a pitcher)

    • Stuart Cohen says:
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      In major leagues, both runs would count by the same concept as 4 count for grand slam. MANY years ago, Babe Ruth lost a home run due to previous interpretation of game over when winning run scores.

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Peter guigli:

      Rule 7.01 (g) (3): If the home team scores the winning run in its half of the ninth inning (or its half of an extra inning after a tie), the game ends immediately when the winning run is scored.

      EXCEPTION: If the last batter in a game hits a home run out of the playing field, the batter-runner and all runners on base are permitted to score, in accordance with the base-running rules, and the game ends when the batter-runner touches home plate.

  13. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    In Kaplar’s defense, he’s referring to players by the color Gatorade that they drink in the gym.

  14. JBros says:
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    Best hitter on a bad team would be . . . SCHWING!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JBros: Think The sultan of squat is better

  15. Chris says:
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    Ace of basement
    Viagara Arm

    Good stick in Yo Anus ?

  16. Justin says:
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    Zunino burning biscuits comment cracked me up. So, why do you think Danny Duffy is hurt? Saw you mention that the other day. Velocity down?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Justin: He had tightness in his shoulder like 10 days ago

  17. Jake Kimball says:
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    Hi,

    I’m guessing Pivetta is just a streamer in a 12T mixed league? No need to hold onto him?

    What about a 15T with deep benches? Kind of like LABR? Steamers still?

    Thanks!

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Jake Kimball: I’m holding onto him for now. The Ks are real, and we will have to see if he can have enough control to not walk everyone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jake Kimball: I own him, but it’s a deep league, 15T would qualify

  18. LG Baseball says:
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    Grey!

    Great write up and glad I drafted Conforto! Also does Kapler survive April? He is a mess.

    Have an offer my Arenado and Hoskins for his Trout. Thoughts?

    Best hitter on a bad team: Loserville Slugger?

    LG

  19. DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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    In my RCL I own Knebel, Hand, Nero’s and Soria. Fine, everything is fine, I will not have nightmares about spending the whole summer chasing third-in line closers and hoping for demotions and injuries, no sir.

    at least I typed my username and not email address today.

  20. LastPlace says:
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    Will milky or Bautista find roster spots anytime sound?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LastPlace: Surprised on Melky, shame for him (no joke)

  21. lyricist says:
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    I will be extremely displeased if Counsell chooses Jeffress or Albers to fill for Knebel. I added Hader as well as Barnes. My current RPs (closers) are Blake Parker and Shane Greene so I’m guessing you understand. If it is Jeffress congratulations on your good fortune and everyone else’s misfortune I guess. That one would be a real “I told you so”.

    • Grey

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      @lyricist: Nah, I told you Barnes, I said he was gone

  22. PeteforHall says:
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    Best hitter on a crap team = toilet boil ringer

    • PeteforHall says:
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      *bowl

    • Stupid Sexy Glanders says:
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      @PeteforHall: crap piss chipper?

  23. Andre says:
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    Over/under on Kapler making it to the ASG before getting canned?

    In a 10tm H2H categories league that uses batting average, who do you like ROS?

    Kingery, C. Ownings, or Eduardo Escobar ROS? I have limited moves for the year.

    • knucks says:
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      @Andre: I listen to Philly sports radio on my 45 min drive to and from work. They were eating him alive. Animals.

      • Andre says:
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        Do you like Kingery over Owings and Escobar? Not sure how good Escobar is, but Owings is going on year two of being interesting.

        • knucks says:
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          @Andre: Kingery. They paid him, will play him. Watched him in LV last year. He is legit, as Ralph has told us.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andre: Guess it could happened with Kapler, but I’d be shocked…. Kingery

      • Andre says:
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        Thanks Grey

  24. Willy Mo says:
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    how can you possibly have enough room on your roster to hold a guy like kirby yates? what kinda league are you grabbing him in?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Willy Mo: Feasible in RCL’s. You roster a couple of MR’s for ratios/K’s so you might as well be a potential closer if he’s effective enough. Yates fits the bill. Orrrr maybe it’s his NL only league. Orrrr could be some LABR.

      • Willy Mo says:
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        @Cram It: I don’t see how its feasible in RCLs with only 3 bench spots. Im already struggling holding acuna as it is.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Willy Mo: Idk, you have to carry relievers at some point in RCL’s. What you don’t carry in RCL’s are bench bats. c

          • Willy Mo says:
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            @Cram It: i have 4 legit closers. the only bench bat im holding is acuna. I also like to have an expendable spot for streaming. i guess if i didnt have 4 closers yeah I could see stashing gp

            • Cram It says:
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              @Willy Mo: Yeah, there ya go, you have 4 legit closers. So SAGNOF is not in the equation for you.

              • Curious George Springer says:
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                @Cram It: haha. How can you possibly have room for a speculative closer? I have 4 closers, but I’m not doing the math to see that 4×12=48 and there are only 30 MLB teams. Ergo, some teams are not holding four closers…

    • Stupid Sexy Glanders says:
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      @Willy Mo: umm, let’s see
      1. holds leagues (he was 8th inning guy BEFORE hand having issues)
      2. leagues with 6-7 RP in general (even if 14 teamers)
      3. NL only (preferrably with holds)
      4. like cram says RCL’s were people cycle a bunch of high K RP types.
      5. anything deeper than 16’s even if only 4 RP slots, esp if holds

        • knucks says:
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          @Willy Mo: He was owned in several of my leagues by Savy owners who saw Hand last time out. These leagues aren’t that deep. Also, in a Holds league I would have expected him to be even less available…

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @Willy Mo: or you drafted early and got guys like Juan Minaya or Archie Bradley or Alex Claudio or Mark Melancon and need anyone with a pulse who might sniff a save.

  25. Ludicrous Speed says:
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    Best hitter on a bad hitting team: Colossus of Drought

  26. Willy Mo says:
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    is anthony rizzo the new mark teixeira? Does dude ever hit in April?

  27. Asking for a friend says:
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    Slugger of the cellar

    Boom

  28. Espn writer looking for advice says:
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    Yo G

    Guy is offering me Trout for Acuna and Tre Turner!

    Do I buy low on Turner who is hitting 6th?

  29. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Great write-up, better than sliced bread when it first came out.

    a. As a Knebel owner, signed up Barnes! Here’s hoping for a little SAGNOF luck. Great job, BTW, by his manager of having him in a Cubs blowout to get some ‘work’ in!

    b. Gonna keep Davidson in the lineup for a few more weeks to see if I caught lightning in a bag.

    c. Mark Twain quote of the day for April 6

    “Rev. Leonidas W. H’m, Reverend Le–well, there was a feller here once by the name of Jim Smiley, in the winter of ’49–or maybe it was the spring of ’50–I don’t recollect exactly, somehow, though what makes me think it was one or the other is because I remember the big flume warn’t finished when he first come to the camp; but anyway, he was the curiousest man about always betting on anything that turned up you ever see, if he could get anybody to bet on the other side; and if he couldn’t he’d change sides.”

    From – THE NOTORIOUS JUMPING FROG OF CALAVERAS COUNTY

    Jim Smiley sounds like some of our fellow ‘ballers.

    d. Have a nice weekend, brah!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: Thanks! A. Nice! Could work out well for you B. Totally, me too C. Awesome!

  30. Stupid Sexy Glanders says:
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    i meant to post that EXACT thing about rosario ONLY from short schedule, then typy fingers fell asleep along with rest of brain. awesome stupid schedule early season luck. can we stop with these 5-7 day games already please?

  31. Seth says:
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    Brock Holt? Steve Brault? What Steve Holt?

  32. Chris says:
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    Best hitter on bad team

    Good stick in Yo Anus ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: What? Haha, Think The sultan of squat is better

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey:

        Yoenis in sylables Lol

  33. OaktownSteve says:
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    In keeping with the card theme in Ace of Basement…King of Farts

  34. MJP says:
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    I went heavy on hitting, but my pitching shows it… My starters are

    Darvish
    Mcullers
    Gray
    Morton
    Anderson
    Pomeranz
    Sanchez

    Was just offered Corbin OR Bundy for Pom & Sanchez. Worth it? Would you do both? Which one would you prefer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MJP: You’re trading away two SPs for one of relative same value?

      • MJP says:
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        @Grey:

        I would think Corbin has a pretty high value compared to Sanchez and Pom.. Do you disagree?

        In what order would you rank the 4?

        Corbin, Bundy, Sanchez, Pomeranz

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I rank them in my rankings, I don’t think anything has changed

  35. Peacecoast says:
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    Heroes of the Zeroes

  36. ryan says:
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    I know its the first week and I am in panic mode. Should I be concerned about Goldschmidt and or Machado? There no signs of life

    • Peacecoast says:
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      @ryan: In before angry Cram.

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          @Cram It: I’ve got Rizzo, Goldy, and Votto – Who should I drop to pickup Derek Dietrich??

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @ryan:
      Yeah, I would cut them both and pick up two guys that are hitting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ryan: Be patient

  37. Willy Mo says:
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    HELP

    Just tried making a transaction of a free agent in my fantrax rcl and got this message…

    “Sorry, but we cannot process that request. You cannot perform that transaction because you do not own the team Team Deleted”

    I didn’t delete the team and I don’t think anyone else did either.

    I signed out and signed back in and got the same message…. HELP

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Willy Mo:

      So you’re saying an RCL team could be randomly deleted? A ray of hope!

      • Willy Mo says:
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        @OaktownSteve: i mean it doesn’t look like it was deleted. I can log in and do everything i could before, but I tried 10 times to make a free agent transaction and got that dumb message blocking me. fantrax is awful, im about to just say forget it. thank god its a free rcl.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Willy Mo:

      I got the same message. Luckily I am the commish an just used my commish powers and made the add – drop.

      I think fantrax is run by Gabe colorful Kapler.

      • Willy Mo says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: Thank god I got to experience using fantrax in a free RCL because the experience has been so much worse than using espn or yahoo for fantasy sports that id never play another fantrax league again

        It reminds me of the old cbs fantasy sports set up from like 2004.

        • kaztan says:
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          @Willy Mo: Same. They don’t have IP on the standings page. Transactions randomly have to clear waivers sometimes. (I got the team deleted message too.) Next day’s probable starters don’t show up until several hours after the first games of the day start.

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @Willy Mo:
          You should post this on the fantrax forum.

          They were brilliant the last couple of years and then they decided to redo the whole site for 2018 and they have ruined a good thing.

          All these sites start off good and then they try and get too pick to fast.

  38. Peacecoast says:
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    Every cloud has a silver slugger

  39. Swapnil Phadke says:
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    Namaste Grey!!

    I have a request. Not sure if someone as already asked you this before.

    Can you please post your daily notes write up 30 mins earlier if possible?
    I play in Yahoo leagues, players picked up today can only be in your line up the next day. The time you post is approx 5-10 mins after yahoo changes its dates. It will help all the yahoo league owners who want to make late night pickups, specially the hot schamatos :)

    Thank you!!

    • Jeremy burke says:
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      @Swapnil Phadke:
      Grey, im in New Zealand and was wondering if you could maybe do your posts about 24 hours earlier. I know you put out all this content for free, and i really appreciate it, but if i could just find out what you think a day earlier i think i can win my league.

  40. matthasideas says:
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    Grey,

    I’ve got Brantley coming off the DL today. In a 7×7 league with the standard hitting categories + BB and H.

    I’ve already got Dee Gordon and Rougned Odor. I don’t know why I ended up with so many damn 2B. They were just good values in my auction.

    Should I feel comfortable cutting Cesar Hernandez for Brantley? As far as I see, they have similar skill sets, with Brantley having a bit more power potential.

    Honestly, I like Cesar Hernandez better ROS, but I’d much rather have another OF.

    Thoughts?

  41. OaktownSteve says:
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    Loserville Slugger.

    • Peacecoast says:
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      @OaktownSteve: this is the one

    • knucks says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Damn. I just posted @ the first post before I saw this one. Solid OTS.

    • Cram It says:
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      @OaktownSteve: 1st place vote from me.

    • knucks says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Wait, LG had this one above.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Sorry to LG. The sad thing is I probably read it, waited 5 minutes and forgot I read it, then my brain was like, “hey I got a good one.”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no worries

        • LG Baseball says:
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          @OaktownSteve: no worries OTS – I read your post and did a double take wondering if I actually posted mine correctly! Here’s to hoping Conforto stays healthy

  42. Look Ma No Hand says:
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    Sump Pumper – the only hope to save your basement

  43. DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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    One-eyed King (in the land of the blind…)
    World’s Tallest Dwarf
    Lesser of Nine Evils (For the spots in a batting order)

    If those are two literary,
    The Fancy Mustard on a Shit Sandwich

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lesser of nine evils is solid, will add it

  44. vernon john says:
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    Grey
    Fantasy baseball without you would be like a Cheesesteak without cheese, Broad Street without Bullies, Bullwinkle without Rocky, Rocky without Balboa…
    Have you ever written a kids book? I’ve got a title… “Grey Days ”
    It’s about a kid born with a mustache who helps people feel warm and fuzzy…
    Let me finally get to my selfish question…
    You are my fantasy baseball guru, so-
    “Oh Swami, should I accept a trade where I receive Hunter Strickland or Brad Boxberger for Austin Barnes who is currently my Catcher. My only closer is Brad Ziegler. Catchers available on waiver wire are Tucker Barnhardt, Manny Pina… I would be in deep gratitude to receive your blessed wisdom.”

  45. Raider says:
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    Stick in the mud

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad, will add it

  46. SWCMinor says:
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    Franco, Simba, Pujols or Matt Chapman ROS points league (-5 for K). DH spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chapman

  47. knucks says:
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    We are here for the Fake Baseball, but I thought I would share some new tunes this morning. Grey you won’t like these, but others might.

    New Hop Along album came out today, prob my fav Philly band right now. Catching them again in May. This song here isn’t new but reps them well to a new listener…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU39gpBHMK4

    And going to see this band Khruangbin tomorrow, for those into the surf noise. Big fan. We call them K-Bang cause we have no idea how to say that. It means Airplane, if you’re wondering.

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Here’s one for you G-baby. Not sure if you are already into this yet. Entire album (Elevators: Act I & II) is great if you like this at all.

    • Alex says:
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      @knucks: Khruangbin is where it’s at. I keep missing them in ATL.

      Think I’m going to travel to see them with Leon Bridges. Good stuff! I love fake baseball and real musics.

      • knucks says:
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        @Alex: Good stuff Alex. Yea the K-bang Brookyln shows were always on weekends and sold out too fast for me anyways. Pumped to finally catch them.

        If you have Spotify and search “anicholsnj”, that’s me with the Bobby Hill Avi if you wanna connect on there.

      • knucks says:
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        @Alex: Weekdays*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Why can’t I enjoy?

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Hahah you certainly can, I just hadn’t had luck in the past with soft rock recs.

        Now if we are talkin stache rock… my buddy plays in a killer Hall&Oats cover band called HMFO (I think you are clever enough to put together what the MF stands for).

        Your thoughts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I love Hall and Oats!

  48. cmutimmah says:
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    I love Sultan of Squat.

    My lesser ideas-

    Cream of the crap
    Quadriplegic high jumper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, Think The sultan of squat is better

  49. LastPlace says:
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    Longoria or Franco?

  50. Cram It says:
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    @knucks: I see Hop Along is coming to Baltimore in May. I gave a listen but a little too pop rock for my taste. If you want something with balls:

    People’s Blues of Richmond
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP1BDW_Iqm4

    Kadavar

    • Peacecoast says:
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      @Cram It: the lower guy in the Kadavar pic looks like Grey if he grew it all out

    • knucks says:
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      @Cram It: Going to the Philly show in May, already got my tix. Thought you were up in LI?

      Digging both these songs. Did you try the Bishop Nehru I @Grey about? My buddy that I went and saw RTJ with last year just got me into this dood. Loving this album, came out last month. My fav hip hop album since the Open Mike Eagle one I was posting about last few years. Though if I’m being completely honest,I can’t stop with the SZA album. Guilty pleasure. Love those beats and not afraid to post about it on the internet!

      • Cram It says:
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        @knucks: I’m from LI, live in Baltimore. I’m not that into hip-hop. RTJ does nothing for me and I know everyone loves them.

        • knucks says:
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          @Cram It: That’s right, we’ve gone over that before. If I ever head down that way and you are free, we should hit up Camden or Ram’s Head or something.

          You like harder stuff? Listened to a lot of Bane in high school. This band Turnstile reminds me of them. Guy who “sings” has a Perry Ferrell voice though. Pretty into it.

          Saw Tool again last year. Used to make fun of them so much. I’m a bit of a jamhead, hence the Umphrey’s avatar if not familiar. I was loving Grey’s Widespread mention the other day. But anyways yea, my metal friend got me into Tool. Whatever. They prob put on the best/tightest show I have ever seen.

          There is a guy named Steve Gunn that I been diggin’ alot lately. Few others… Culture Abuse (that set reminded me a tad of The Hold Steady, one of my fav bands of all time). Jeff Rosenstock’s album POST is really good. He is from the Ska scene in the 2000’s. Speaking of ska, going to see Streetlight Manifesto in October for a 25th anniversary show. Really looking forward to reliving those Jersey memories.

          For some Jammy Bluegrass…
          Fruition, Greensky Bluegrass, Elephant Revival (saw them @Ram’s Head two Halloween’s ago).

          Perpetual Groove. Incredible show. Seen them at least 15 times.

          Some Puppy “rawk”…
          Slaughter Beach, Dog
          The Sheepdogs (new album is fantastic)

          Spotify is prob man’s greatest invention in a long time. I posted earlier but if anyone has it and wants to connect… search “anicholsnj”, you’ll find me. I look a lot like an intelligent Booby Hill.

          • knucks says:
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            @knucks: Dammit. I meant to mention Snarky Puppy in my Puppy Rawk section. Prob my second fav show that I’ve seen in a while (next to Tool). Really, really talented jazz band.

  51. UninformedMale says:
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    In a dynasty would you trade Edwin Diaz for Kyle Tucker?

  52. Lenny says:
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    Best hitter on a bad team: The Mudville One

    • Lenny says:
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      @Lenny: That Renfroe comment regarding the pop/soda paradox stung me good. Like a bee, Greybee.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Will add to list

  53. Best hitter on a bad hitting team? Kelly Leak.

    • knucks says:
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      @zombie: Truth.

      • @knucks: dude just flat out hit. Covered a lot of ground in center. & never gave a rat’s ass.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, will add to list

  54. Jon says:
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    Add Yates over Leone, Parker, or Bedrosian?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Leone

  55. G Money says:
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    I’m worried about Robbie Ray… I was thinking about flipping him for Acuna before he comes up and goes nuts. Would you do that? Right now I have enough arms (Severino, McCullers, Castillo, Godley, Corbin) and my OF I would cut when Acuna comes up is Bradley Zimmer…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G Money: Sounds like a great trade, I might try it myself

  56. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, are you dropping Wacha for Lucchesi or Pivetta? 11-team 5×5 mixer.

    Thanks!

  57. Alex says:
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    3rd Base is exciting right now with Chapman, Davidson, Shaw.

    How would you rank those 3? I’m currently rostering Shaw.

    • Peacecoast says:
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      @Alex: Shaw> both of the others

  58. RazzCommenter says:
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    Eduardo Rodriguez seems like a perfect post-hype sleeper to me. Obviously the knee injury is a bit worrying, but it’s certainly better than an elbow or shoulder issue. His ratios really improved in 2017 (FIP, WHIP, K/9) and he’s on a great team. His home/road splits suggest Fenway is a bit of a drag but IF IF IF he stays healthy, could he be a top 30 starter?

  59. The Great Knoche says:
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    Fantrax = Scout $88

  60. HomerHWBush says:
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    The Straw That Stirs the Stink

  61. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    How about those two walks for Tim Anderson?!

  62. Thomas Housel says:
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    fantrax RCL 2018 (#35) never responded to me and has not returned my $$$…you got me into this new site grey and now they’ve cancelled my league and stolen my money…and to quote my former favorite fantasy prognosticator…all i get from you grey… is ‘crickets’…!?! WUWT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Thomas Housel: I’ll make sure you get your money back even if they don’t make good…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Thomas Housel: Talking with Fantrax, what is your username and email you used there? Same email you used for this comment?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Thomas Housel: Trying to get you your money back, talking with Fantrax right now, if you give me your info I can get it processed

  63. Capital Offense says:
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    Best hitter on a bad team: “Whoville Slugger”

  64. The Great Knoche says:
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    Glossary – Mudville Masher

  65. Nightpandas says:
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    Morning FML,

    Just got offered Belt and K Seager fom my Mazara in a 15 team keep 11 obp slg

    Seems decent to me…what do you think? Would drop Tucker from Atl to make room

  66. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Hold onto Willie Calhoun in a RCL league? Also holding onto Acuna, so I’m killing two bench spots. With DeShields out for a month plus, gotta think Calhoun will be up by the 13th or so like Acuna, right?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: I doubt it. They brought Calhoun up already last year, so no issue holding him back for service. I’d let Calhoun go.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: I think Calhoun is up shortly, but I admittedly am guessing

  67. jon says:
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    Who wins this blockbuster: keeper league 10 team league

    trout Bellinger for Hamilton, Arrieta, Rizzo and Altuve

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jon: Trout

  68. Jimmy says:
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    I picked up Davidson in a 20 team mixed keeper league after his opening day performance. I was going to flip him for a prospect now before the shine wears off. Would you advise other wise? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jimmy: Depends on the prospect, he’s a 30-homer, .230 guy

  69. The Eye of Horus says:
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    Grey–
    You might want to sit down for this.
    So, “boba” in Chinese is actually slang for “big boobs.” A girl with “boba” is stacked. The phrase was then co-opted as a cheeky and humorous way to order “zhen zu” (pearl) tea due to the big tapioca balls’ similarity to breasts (I guess). So, when you ask for boba tea, you are asking for big boob tea. And when you put a banner on your website saying “Buy me Boba” you are actually saying “BUY ME BIG BOOBS.” :) Hope it works!

  70. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team 7×7 keeper league with extra categories being OPS and total bases. Would you pick up Choo, Owings or Pujols as a UTL?

  71. fudgemybudge says:
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    is streamonator down?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just loaded it

  72. Rising Son says:
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    Whit Merrifield just got dropped. Shoiuld I drop Kipnis for him? Also have kingery

  73. Schwann says:
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    Best hitter on a bad team: Schmoldbreaker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Loserville Slugger is better

  74. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Dumping Soria for Nate Jones 100%?

    Have a great weekend! Can’t wait for the Buy Column.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  75. Melvin says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Any concern about Trea Turner hitting 5th or 6th? How would you adjust his ranking?
    Draft Day tomorrow and he was right in my sights.
    Thanks bud!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d drop him about 5 spots

  76. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey,
    I just grabbed Whit Merrifield off of waivers for E.Thames. Good move? I think its a little early for somebody to cut bait on .275 15hr, 25sbs. Or is what were seeing so far from Merrifield what he really is? I also have Albies and Odor manning 2B but figured I couldnt pass him up. Also wondering what to do with J.FLaherty. Looked amazing in his first start and Wainwright looked like….well…ahem…Wainright in his first start. Could plug him into the NA slot and activate Albies in anticipation of him impending callup or grab another SP. Best available are JUNIS, FOLTY, Z.DAVIES

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dubjay: Works for me — Junis

      • DUBJAY says:
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        @Grey:
        Also Kingery was just dropped this morning. Would you rather Kingery? It is a keeper league but we only keep 10. Could try to pick him up off waivers for Merryfield.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, Kingery

  77. Swfcdan says:
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    Middleton dropped in my league, worth a claim as a saves gamble? Parker hasn’t been very good and it seems the Sociapath actually likes KM.

    Or rather have Reddick (ouch!)? Started hot and playing regularly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  78. crumbelievable says:
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    Better DL stash in a points league–Pomeranz or Alex Reyes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom

  79. Chris says:
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    Harvey or Odorizzi in H2H?

    W/K/ERA/QS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odorizzi

  80. Gotime says:
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    Moncada… ugh… but this is expected right.. 240ish BA with power and speed, team to keep him near top of lineup? Amiright? Ned?! Ned Ryerson?!…. stop panicking?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s early

  81. Dave D says:
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    Stan Urinal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, think we’re going with Loserville Slugger

    • Terrence Mann says:
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      @Dave D: I don’t think it really fits but I did laugh hard at this.

  82. Chris says:
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    Would you hang into Neris or drop him for a guy like Hader

    It seems that it will be a frustrating year for him in the Phillies ‘pen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  83. Bac says:
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    5×5 obp
    Did the morrow for zimmerman/kiermaier trade as suggested (thank you) now need to open a spot to hunt for saves by adding yates

    Drop l morrison, brinson, belt, pillar (have inciarte, acuna, tim anderson for sbs), or odor? Leaning pillar but making sure. Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Pillar

  84. Paps222 says:
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    Someone in my 12-team league dropped K Seager for Barnes after the Knebel news…Feel like he’s too solid a player to be on waivers. Should I use my last weekly pickup on him or wait to see if the brewers name Albers the closer (hurting for saves right now)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Use your weekly pickup

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      @Paps222: same in my league for Hader.

      As commish I used it as a “teaching moment” for a relatively new league member that it’s week 1, and Seager ain’t babe Ruth, but he’s an 11th round pick that shouldn’t be dropped after 1 week for a scrubby RP who may or may not get saves.

      That he likely could have traded Seager for a closer to the guy who’s posted 3x that he needs a 3B.

      I’ve got low priority and no one I’m inclined to drop, but I agree he shouldn’t be on the wire. Add him for sure. He’s been too consistent to just stop hitting. .

  85. Lucky Dog says:
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    Sano was one of my sleepers last year, but faded down the stretch.

    Adam Jones has been on my team since man first crawled out from the primordial ooze and eventually walked upright.

    Shockingly, neither are on my team this year.

    Sano came to ST very overweight according to all reports. Adam Jones was productive last year, but not productive enough to justify where he was taken in my league.

    Sometimes that’s how the ball bohnces, but like you I wish I had them both. Still only one week in though. Sample size works for regret as much as jubilation my friend.

    It’s week #1, stay frosty.

    Except Conforto – you blew that one bad & should be filled with regret. lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am! Haha

  86. Pager24 says:
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    I know there has been some recent concern with Alex Wood’s velocity of late. Would you try to trade him for Acuna in a 12 teamer? I don’t have a ton of pitching but feel i can likely stream his stats if he’s not 100%

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  87. Uncle Ernie says:
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    I drafted and stashed Conforto in hope he would arrive sooner than later. Had an offer of Broxton for him yesterday. I love Conforto with his average and HR stats but Broxton is intriguing with those SBs. Also he’s a very streaky player. Not sure if I should hold or take a flier on Broxton. Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keon? He’s not playing at all this year

      • Uncle Ernie says:
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        @Grey: sorry dam spell check. Buxton of the Twinkies

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Buxton

  88. As my bats await the return of Murphy and Acuna, who should I drop my failed Mychael Givns stash for:
    12 team standard 5×5 large bench

    Yates (Have Boxberger, Parker, Barnes, Middleton, Minter can only play 5 at a time)
    Renfroe (Have Hoskins, Benintendi, Puig, Inciarte, Mancini, Jose MArtinez)
    Franco (Have Machado manning short right now, chapman at 3rd. Franco would be a waiver grab, 7th position)

    Also available is Choo

    Thanks Grey, and Glad you think Barnes is the right guy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Renfroe, sounds like none of these guys will play

  89. rhala010 says:
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    Margot or Kingery ROS at Utility
    Pujols or Gurriel ROS at 1B

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot, Gurriel

      • rhala010 says:
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        @Grey:
        You read my mind.

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  90. Ueck says:
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    The first three good hitter/horrible team names to come to mind for me:

    The Great Basementbino

    Sultan of the Cellar

    Mr. Octobers at Home

    Sultan of Squat doesn’t really reference being on an awful team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We’re going with Loserville Slugger

      • Ueck says:
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        @Grey:

        Excellent – that is better than mine!

  91. Ohtani Bonaduce says:
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    What in the hell is going on with Votto?

    Also, never bake biscuits set to a catcher returning from DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  92. Fred says:
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    Start Trevor Williams vs. CIN?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  93. IV says:
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    Sultan of squat and Loserville Slugger are really good.

    Here are my attempts for the term:
    The Colossus of Crap
    Stuck in the two-hole
    Surrounded by Schmohawks
    Man amongst Schmohawks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stil prefer Loserville Slugger

  94. jaw says:
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    bradley zimmer or lewis brinson in a 5×5 h2h dynasty league?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @jaw:
      Ugh fucking brinson better breakout soon
      I can’t takes much more!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmer

  95. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    Sultan of Squat is a light hitting catcher known for his defensive prowess. Proposing that for the glossary. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, meh

  96. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Great work my man. In my 12 team keeper h2h cats league with obp and average, someone just dropped carlos rodon. My lineup goes as follows:
    C: Yadi
    1b: Goldy
    2b: Albies
    ss: Tim Anderson
    3b: Arenado
    Of: Trout
    Of: Springer
    Of: Chris Taylor/Jose Martinez
    Util: Devers
    Bench: Acuna, Cozart (going to get 3 eligibility), Kingery (going to get nice eligibility too, which is huge in this league)
    Would you drop any of those guys for Rodon to stash on DL and then pick back up? I’m thinking either Taylor or Martinez. Thanks man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  97. Look Ma No Hand says:
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    Best Hitter on a bad team: Tehol – for obvious reasons

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  98. bwyce hawpor says:
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    Drop Michael Taylor to add Choo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  99. Crime Dog says:
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    Of course dropped Franco for Drury since the former doesn’t have a full time gig and now I’m out if moves until Sunday, doh!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch

  100. Dave says:
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    EmBomber of the Dead

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think we have better

  101. Dave D says:
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    Perhaps we can start the Loserville Slugger award by handing them out retroactively annually for best hitter/worst team.

    I hereby retroactively nominate Dmitri Young (29-85-.293) Detroit Tigers (116 losses) for the 2003 Loserville Slugger Award.

    Thank you.

    • Dave D says:
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      @Dave D:

      Actually, he hit .297. My bad. Even better!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, love it!

  102. YC says:
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    Hey Grey- is Leone a drop in a 12 team weekly at this point? Any chance Holland comes up and doesn’t take over immediately?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leone is a drop — he’s pitching the 6th inning

      • crenshaw07 says:
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        @Grey: Jordan Hicks looks pretty snazzy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He does

  103. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    FAABers! What sort of $$ are we putting on the below SPs in $100 FAAB league, min bid of $1?

    Junis
    Reynaldo Lopez
    Albers / Barnes
    Pivetta

    The SPs would be streamers when they have favorable matchups only.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1, 0, 6 Barnes if you need saves, 1

  104. asdfasdf says:
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    McMahon out of the lineup again today… Is he droppable in NL-only leagues? I need another batter for next week with Myers out.

    On a side note, what are your thoughts on Vince V? Could drop him instead of McMahon, unless you still see big things from VV. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer to lose McMahon, but would opt to hold both if you could, not sure what you’re picking up

  105. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Travis Snider just signed with the Long Island Ducks. Now I’m gonna think of him every time I’m about to drop a known quantity to pick up the potential of a shiny new prospect.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  106. omar says:
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    8 team AL Only 5×5 standard roto:

    Give: Bregman, Kluber, E. Rosario, Duda
    Get: Stanton, Sonny Gray, Moncada, Vogelbach

    All players can be kept thru 2019 on both sides, with the exception of Kluber, who I would have to throw back into the next draft if he remains on my team.

    Too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda the commenter or player? — Stanton side

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Duda the commenter is a keep forever!

        Also, I honestly forgot that Lucas Duda was a current MLB baseball player (and have never owned him on a team). Pun value > player value, always.

        • Lucky Dog says:
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          @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: I dropped Duda the commenter like a hot potato in a 5×5 mixed league once we dropped the categories of “snark” and “insightful commentary” where he’d occasionally contribute. As it ended up he was terrible for my other categories, and frankly there were newer, younger commenters who contributed more.

          It’s an I forgiving game that way.

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            @Lucky Dog:
            *unforgiving

            Damn autocorrect always be fuckin up my jokes.

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Lucky Dog: I’m more of a streamer in that format anyway

            • Lucky Dog says:
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              @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?:
              I’ve got a monocle on you!

              Never know when you’ll get hot, and then it’s Sonovabench!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  107. Charlie Varon says:
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    Gray,

    6×5, 10 team, h2h, including ops. I’m a little light at ss, or rather Chris Taylor hasn’t done a damn thing this season. Looking to upgrade there. I just picked up Conforto and someone has offered me Segura for Conforto straight up. Accept or pass?

    I could also try and trade for Bregman since he hasn’t done much to start the year, although he would certainly cost more. Thoughts? Which SS would you rather have, Segura or Bregman, or stand pat with Chris Taylor?

    Here is my team.

    C – Yadier
    1B – Goldschmidt, Abreu
    2B – Odor, Albies
    3B – Arenado, Castellanos
    SS – Chris Taylor
    OF – Trout, Judge, Pollock, Braun, Conforto
    NA – Robles, Senzel, Vlad Jr.

    SP – Scherzer, Price, Archer, Jon Gray, Luke Weaver, Wacha, Manaea, Jordan Montgomery
    RP – Herrera, Kela, Middleton
    DL – Britton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Segura

      • Charlie Varon says:
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        @Grey:

        I was digging a bit into it since I messaged you and while I was looking at the trade analyzer the season output for Segura and Taylor are eerily similar.

        Who knows if either or both get to their projections, but is it worth giving up Conforto to get Segura, who is projected to put up similar numbers to Taylor?

        R:
        Segura 72.3
        Taylor 75.9

        HR:
        Segura 12.7
        Taylor 13.1

        RBI:
        Segura 57.8
        Taylor 57.6

        SB:
        Segura 19.4
        Taylor 15.9

        AVG:
        Segura .275
        Taylor .262

        OPS:
        Segura .726
        Taylor .734

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Segura has longer track record tho, if you want to run out with Taylor, I’m fine with it, I was just saying between Segura and Conforto, I take Segura

          • Charlie Varon says:
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            @Grey:

            Gotcha. My outfield is pretty deep so I could stand to turn Conforto into Segura. Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  108. foul balls says:
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    Quick trade question would you trade Thor and osuna for jram and mccullers,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  109. knucks says:
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    Sites been running like a dream since the other day. Thanks guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, think we found the issue

  110. Tyler says:
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    Best Hitter on a garbage team:

    A Shafted Donger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think we have better

  111. Mikey says:
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    In an NL only weekly H2H scoring league that heavily rewards ERA (up to 24 points if pitcher gives up 0 runs for the week, 10pts for wins, 4pts for QS), 1 point for K’s, etc.)

    Pick two SP’s you like for rest of season: Trevor Williams, C. Stratton, T. Mahle, C. Richard, B. McCarthy.

    Thanks Stash

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Williams, Stratton

      • mikey says:
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        @Grey:
        Thank you, Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  112. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey, how worried are we for serious about the Ray velocity issues?

    Watching last night I think the location problems can be chalked up to early season rust etc…but he was barely touching 93-94…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, I’m worried

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Why can we not have nice things.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Great question

          • knucks says:
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            @Grey: Move Ray/Odor for Bauer/LoCain?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      @Alex: when I turned the game on in the 3rd I didn’t see a single pitch faster than 92. A few FBs were down around 89-91. I’d be terrified if I owned him.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Alex:

      You should be very worried.

  113. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Tim Anderson has gotten off to a nice start, but it’s worth noting that he’s feasted on Royals, Blue Jays, and Jordan Zimmermann pitching thus far. Has 4 hits and 2 HR against left-handed pitching. Still has all 38 games remaining against the Indians and Twins in which the only LHP he might see is Andrew Miller. Multiple series loom vs the Astros, Yankees, Red Sox, Cubs, and Cardinals too. His already exorbitant O-Swing% and SwStr% have actually increased this year. Could be a nice opportunity to sell high in the coming weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Someone’s buying him?

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Still has some decent matchups remaining in April. Doesn’t face the Indians for the first time until Memorial Day weekend, for instance. His numbers could look mighty appealing to someone who’s stuck with a Peraza/Baez/Arcia type at SS/MI.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, maybe

  114. Ron Pridgen says:
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    H2H Points – Maneae, Junis, J. Montgomery, Taillon

    How would you rank them ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon, Manaea

  115. Alex says:
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    Hosmer/soria or Ohtani SP/folty
    Which side you like more in a 16team OBP H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer

  116. Mex says:
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    Long time lurker, First time poster.

    14 team, 5×5 Roto, Keep 5 guys for one year then back into the draft pool. 5 bench spots. The number in ( ) is the requirement for those positions that require more than 1 player at that position.

    C(2): McCann, Ramos
    1B: Goldschmidt
    2B: Schoop
    SS: Simmons
    3B: Rendon
    MI: Semien
    CI: Moustakas
    OF(4): Hamilton, M. Taylor, Mancini, Stanton
    UTL(3): Vogelbach, Cron, Yolmer Sanchez
    BN: W. Calhoun, F. Mejia, Acuna, A. Hays

    SP(4): Bauer, Snell, Gausman, Berrios,
    RP(4): Bedsrosian, Kela, Yates, F. Rivero
    SP/RP: Wacha
    BN: Lynn

    Usually dont have 4 minor leagues on my bench. But, that’s just how the draft went for me.

    Type of guys on the WW:
    Bats: D. Machado, B. Anderson, M. Duffy, B. Goodwin, R. Flahertry, D. Fisher, (I dropped R. Healy, L. Martin)
    Arms: T. Williams, Pivetta, K. Gibson, Brault, R. Lopez, Chirinos,

    So, do I pick up one of the guys available and who would you drop?

    Obviously I’m holding onto Acuna. But, what about Hays, Calhoun, Mejia? How much longer do I hold out for them?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mejia and Hays is too much, You need arms… Williams, Pivetta — Yolmer is your hot schmotato slot

      • Mex says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. I figured Mejia was a definite to go. Wasn’t sure bout Hays and/or Calhoun.

        Yolmer was on my watch list pre-draft. I just picked him up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

        • Mex says:
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          @Mex:

          Do you rank Williams, Pivetta in that order?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yup

  117. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    So, is Parra basically an everyday OF again? Sucks for all those guys we love, but interesting for streaming @COL matchups (like next week).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think so, maybe for now, plus, he’ll get injured

  118. Earl says:
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    Here is the probably the stupid Friday question for you.

    Would you give up Justin Upton to get Paul Goldschmidt?

    Owner I know in one of my leagues seems really down on Goldy due to his terrible start although Upton is not tearing cover of the ball for me either.

    I am so so at outfield without Upton (have Conforto and hopefully Acuna soon) and Trey Mancini. Do really need Goldy as my 1b and CI have Freeman and Sano but Goldy could be good for Util as upgrade over Yonder Alonso.

    Anyway, thought I would see what you guys think. Thanks.

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      @Earl: 1000x yes.

      1. We now know the humidor fears were overblown. If we could go back to Feb 1st knowing this, Goldy is a consensus top 5 pick.

      2. Goldy is Goldy – if there’s two things I know for sure, it’s that if I have an erection lasting 4 hours the last person I’m gonna call is a doctor unless she’s really hot, and Au Shiz is gonna hit. Dude’s a machine – golden buy low.

      I like J-Up, but he’s not what he was, and Au Shiz is what he is. I’d absolutely make that deal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  119. Mex says:
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    That post looks a lot longer than I thought it would be. My apologies.

  120. Scott Levine says:
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    Who are your two favorites from the hitter list below?

    Maikel Franco, Yonder Alonso, Matt Chapman, Matt Davidson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matt Chapman, Matt Davidson

  121. maharis says:
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    my Adam Jones for his Byron Buxton? 6×6 OPS

    • maharis says:
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      @maharis: Jones is $12.6 in yahoo 6×6 OPS according to Rudy while Buxton is $15.4. I already own Marte and Deshields, who do alot of the same things as Buxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Big Magoo: Such a good clip, Paxton is way too calm. I would have run for the hills.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! How’d I miss that

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: All of the Pivetta questions?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haven’t been that many, don’t think

  122. Chris says:
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    10 team h2h points league

    Ozzie Albies or Whit Merrifeld?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whit

  123. Jack says:
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    1. Good idea to stash Flaherty even with a short bench in a 12-team H2H?
    2. Estimated ETA on Kopech?
    3. When Zunino is activated, him or Beef Welington?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nah 2. June 3. Beef

  124. Robpopp says:
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    Picked up Albers for Mil Cl as he’s the next highest salaried and I feel this can sometimes be indicative. All others owned except for Jj, but that chain of inane tweets from Jj’s agent doesn’t leave me inspired… All due respect to the state of Wisconsin but Albers looks likes he enjoys a good beer & cheese party and could become a fan favorite :)

    • Robpopp says:
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      @Robpopp: If Jeffress gets it, the team should extend free *Counselling* to its fans

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Albers wouldn’t be my first (or third) choice, but maybe

      • Robpopp says:
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        @Grey: hear ya! pry too early to go deep sea fishing in this particular league anyway, must stay on land

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

  125. Captainpyper says:
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    Yo Grey!

    Pick 2 to add:

    Jeffress
    Yates
    Middleton
    Bedrosian
    Dyson
    Lincecum
    Fields

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yates
      Middleton

  126. jp says:
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    Trade Matt Olson for Jameson Taillon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  127. Lucky Dog says:
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    Loserville Slugger is terrific.

    Now you need a name for the worst hitter on a great hitting team.

    Seems there’s always someone high on a “defensive specialist” just because he’s part of a murderer’s row, as if he’ll magically transform.

  128. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Boba not good. 20 grade texture, 30 on the taste. No major league future.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You also love Chick Fil A, so chocolate/vanilla

  129. OaktownSteve says:
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    We take you now live to Dinelson Lamet’s rehab work, already in progress…

    Lamet: …so you want me to get on my knees and make some throws?
    Coach (sighs heavily and looks skyward): Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Lamet, put your listeners on. I said “take a knee” not “get on your knees.”
    Lamet: Ok take a knee. Just don’t play the national anthem while I’m down there.
    Coach: Dammit Lamet, this is no time for jokes. And I did not say “some throws.” I said 12 throws. A very specific number.
    Lamet: Why 12?
    Coach: Why 12? Why 12?! Science, that’s why. What are you some kind of flat earther?
    Lamet: Ok, 12 throws, one knee got it. About this next part. What exactly do you mean by “stationary throws?” Can I move my feet?
    Coach: No.
    Lamet: My head?
    Coach: No.
    Lamet: No movement at all?
    Coach: Imagine you’re delivering a monologue in a David Mamet film.
    Lamet: I don’t know what that means but I’ll try to be stationary. And are we doing a science number of stationary throws?
    Coach: 12 throws. You make a 13th throw or if you’re not Crouching Tiger stationary, you may never throw a baseball again.
    Lamet (aside): At least I don’t have to throw the rolled up socks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA — You’re Ricky Jay, goddamnit!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Great Ricky Jay pull.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s the best

  130. Jon says:
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    Would you want Reddick, D Peralta, Owings, Pillar, or Schebler over Calhoun and/or M Taylor? 5×5 scoring.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta over Calhoun

  131. Benintendo64 says:
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    Just dropped a bench bat and picked up Jordan Hicks in my S+H and K/9 league. Consistently hitting triple digits on his heater and only 1 walk in his 4.1 so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      • Benintendo64 says:
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        @Grey: Do you think his strikeout rate will rise? I’m assuming it will simply cause of his velocity, but he there’s not much to go off of since he came straight up from A ball

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hope so, I have no idea

  132. beebop says:
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    Help ranking the save speculators: O’Day, Yates, Bedrosian, Alex Wilson, Watson. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yates, Bed

  133. Notorious H.U.G. says:
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    Brinson or Peralta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta, nice username

  134. synyster says:
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    Howdy Grey, who are you rolling with tonight 3 OF and a flex wise? Trout is already in my lineup starting. Need to choose three from the rest.

    Cain VS Kyle Hendricks
    Braun VS Kyle Hendricks
    Puig VS Holland
    Merrifield VS Carrasco

    Have a good wknd!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is Braun playing? I’d prolly bench Whit if Braun is

      • synyster says:
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        @Grey:

        I’ll keep an eye on it. Ty sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          NP

  135. J-FOH says:
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    For all these years of Joey Votto on the Reds and now we are creating a term to describe this type of hitter because Cespedes has a good healthy week. I find it interesting that Jay Bruce is the teammate for both these guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, true

  136. Jack says:
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    Edwin Diaz was just dropped in my 12-team H2H categories league. Drop Chatwood for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  137. Boomer19 says:
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    Good day Grey. I am thinking about dropping Ketel Marte to pick up Owings for my middle infield spot. Make the switch or hold? 13 team 5×5 roto league. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  138. Cyler says:
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    10 team OPS league with QS. 6 X 6 roto scoring.

    Drop Chase Anderson for Jon Gray?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  139. Basement Artie says:
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    Lalouche of Douche. Yeah, yeah, Sultan of squat is better, I know.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Loserville Slugger won

      • Basement Artie says:
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        @Grey:Yeah that one IS good! Like your Jeurys pun too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  140. Uncle Ernie says:
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    Conforto or Mancini ROS. thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini, likely close

  141. Alex says:
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    Try to sell high on tim Anderson and Mitch Haniger for gallo in OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  142. Jason says:
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    Pick one, alonso, hanley, Thames, Bennett, belt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley, don’t know who Bennett is

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey:

        Sorry, autocorrect on my phone. Meant scooter gennet

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Still Hanley

  143. mihai says:
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    Hello! Neil Walker or Yolmer Sanchez as a 2B for the next 2 months? (I have Baretto for the long future) How do you see Vogelbach once Cruz is back? Do you think Bader will get any regular playing time soon? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yolmer — Vogelbach is simply filling in for Cruz — No on Bader

  144. fredtbn1gs says:
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    What kind of player would you be looking for in return for Alex Wood? Either pitching or hitting is fine. If it matters, I’m in a 12-team Yahoo 6×6 (+OPS; +QS and using SV+H) roto.

    Looking at the appropriate $ values for hitters I’m seeing like…Josh Bell, Kyle Seager, Albies with similar value, and on the pitching side people like Cole, Gray, Weaver, Castillo…shoot higher? Lower?

    Thanks as always

      • fredtbn1gs says:
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        @Grey: I have tried that. However it doesn’t suggest which players might be likely targets, just how the dollar values match out for value. That’s what I was curious about. But I’ll keep playing around.

  145. Fish says:
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    Glossary term: Solo Shot Artist

    I’m immediately reminded of Frank Thomas (not his doppelganger, Jose Abreu), who was the master of the 1 run HR.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We’re going with Loserville Slugger

  146. Grey

    Grey says:
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    *************THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME***************

  147. Joey says:
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    The best hitter on a bad team should be a swat’em feeder

  148. Ganggreen says:
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    Should I pick up some of these pitchers pivetta,triggs,hammels, mahle,Castillo, chironus, odrizzi, Skaggs, Estrada, Gibson, lucceshi, Heaney, I guess Yates.
    I can drop snell, mikolas, Trevor w, longoria, Brian Anderson (since I have lamb ,Murphy, and Nunez). Or roark

    • Ganggreen says:
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      @Ganggreen: brault and Ed rod are also available.

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