Excuse me for one second, there’s a doorbell ringing.  *opens door*  “Luigi!  Paisan!  What are you doing here?”  To you, “This is Luigi, my tailor.  And, yes, I’m addressing you, the audience, like it’s Sesame Street.”  “Grey Liotta, as you insist I call you, I saw Michael Conforto had a huge game –  3-for-4, 4 RBIs and hit his 12th and 13th homers, now hitting .333 with a .425 OBP — and I say I have to go see my favorite customer to let out his inseam.”  “Ah, Luigi!  You know me better than anyone, except my mustachioed mother and even more stereotypical Italian barber!”  On a serious note, what Michael Conforto is doing now is why the Mets should promote Amed Rosario.  Reyes, Walker, yadda, blah, blooie are not going to lead to anything of note.  Maybe they have a good game or two, maybe a solid week, but, in the end, you have *raspberries lips* and Rosario still with no major league experience.  Not even saying Amed’s the answer like Iverson, but you have to give guys a chance over these third-rate vets that lead you nowhere.  If the Mets had given Conforto the at-bats all last year, he might’ve came out of his 1st half slump and carried them in the 2nd half and thru the playoffs.  As for those who don’t know me as well as Luigi, I’ve always said Conforto would be an All-Star at some point.  This is not out of nowhere, nor someone to sell high.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Asdrubal Cabrera – Began a rehab assignment.  I don’t want to question the vast medical knowledge of the Mets’ doctors.  However, Cabrera said he had a torn thumb ligament about ten days ago.  I don’t know, maybe don’t rush him back.  Just guessing here.

Matt Harvey – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 5.36.  We have a lot to get to so I don’t want to belabor this, but 5 IP, 2 ER and four walks vs. the Padres is a 4 IP, 6 ER game vs. a normal offense.

Dinelson Lamet – Called up by the Padres to start on Thursday.  *yawn*  Wait, he has a 11.5 K/9 in Triple-A!  *searches name on Razzball for what Prospector Ralph has said about him*  He called him a BORP?  Hmm… *searches what the hell a BORP is, wonders if he misspelled VORP, seriously confused, need nap, five hours later, claps*  I’m back!  Did you miss me?  So, Lamet looks like a bullpen arm.  He’s nasty, but the command is so all over the place that he could give up 3 ER in 5 IP without allowing a hit.  He’s one of those types.  I will say after this clunky way to open a sentence, pitchers that have weak command and high Ks can surprise in their first taste of the majors because hitters don’t know to wait on them.  BORP, by the by, bottom of the rotation pitcher.

Trevor Cahill – MRI on his shoulder revealed no damage, and he’ll throw again in about two weeks, then rehab, then setback, then throw, then rehab–  You get the picture.

Jhoulys Chacin – 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  Remind me never to start this schmohawk in an away game ever.  Jhoulys has been tightened!

Jameson Taillon – Threw 25 pitches off the mound yesterday.  No timetable yet for his return, but this sounds encouraging.  F*ck cancer right in its hairy arsehole, which I would say even if I didn’t own Taillon on an NL-Only team.

Matt Adams – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Somebody’s flaunting their new yoga bod.

Johnny Cueto – 6 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.64.  After the game, he said he’s pitching with multiple blisters but will pitch through them until they build up calluses.  Aaron Sanchez, Rich Hill, Taijuan Walker, do you hear this?  Calluses, you jackasses!

Jon Lester – 9 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.19.  Could someone check Lester for horse teeth?  Just wanna make sure I’m not getting gypped out of Lackey’s stats.  By the way, Dictionary.com (no relation to Kim Dot Com) tells me ‘gypped’ is derogatory, so if any gypsies are reading, my bad.  I do enjoy your tambourine playing.

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .186.  Good news, the homer.  Bad news, his three other at-bats were terrible, and Heyward homered (his 4th).

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .224.  HR to the Rizzo!

Alex Cobb – 7 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.82.  Was super happy to see him come back out for the 8th inning to face Trout and Pujols, and then leave to watch Lord Farquhar allow them both to score.  Really, super happy.

Matt Shoemaker – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.97.  This start was Cobb vs. The Cobbler.  A licks Cobb vs. M-strudel Cobbler.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about with M-strudel, listen to yesterday’s podcast.  Any hoo!  I find myself streaming Angels starters a lot due to the Stream-o-Nator, and the Angels have the 9th best starter ERA in the majors.

Cameron Maybin – 1-for-5 and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and over .500 in the last week, and has been mentioned by me every day of it.  Hot schmotato alert!

Robinson Cano – 0-for-3 as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I had my hand in my front pants pocket and pressed the elevator button, and Sheila from HR, thinks I pressed the elevator button with my penis.  Am I getting fired?”

Christian Bergman – 4 IP, 10 ER.  That start was so bad by this Christian it’s making Kirk Cameron rethink his life choices.

Joe Ross – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners (zero BBs), 6 Ks, as he was activated from the DL.  I gave you my thoughts on Ross yesterday, but I’d ignore that.  It’s never too late for a fantasy baseball ‘pert to change his mind, backpedal or hedge.  This start by Ross changes everything for me.  You throw an eight-inning gem and that happens.  I’d absolutely go back in on him, and hope he’s back to who he was last year vs. earlier this year.

Anthony Rendon – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homers, hitting .278.  Good news (for me), I started him for this multi-homer game.  No, I will never get over that sonavabench.

Ryan Zimmerman – 3-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .372.  I think if I give him enough blurbs, I’ll jinx him into regressing.  My apologies to his owners, but there’s more of us, his non-owners.

Jayson Werth – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .286.  I’m pretty sure with how stacked the Nats’ offense is, you could put Descalso in there and make him mixed league Werth-y.

Bryce Harper – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer, hitting .346 with a .454 OBP.  Like a Catholic School girl, this might rub some the wrong way, but I think if Harper or Trout are both hot, Harper’s the better of the two.  Trout’s for sure more dependable though.

Ervin Santana – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.80.  You know what’s happening here, right?  He’s setting me up to like him next year like Using-My-Fantasy-Team-As-Your-John Lackey!  Yes, I’m still mad about Lackey!

Dylan Bundy – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.92.  Still don’t believe in Bundy, and would use the Stream-o-Nator for him, which rarely ever likes him.

Mike Moustaskas – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .250.  Moistasskiss!

Lorenzo Cain – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, hitting .266.  Yikes.  I didn’t realize Cain was doing that poorly.  That’s, how do you say, unownable.

Jorge Bonifacio – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, hitting .267.  George Goodface could be a light hot schmotato.

Whit Merrifield – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting near-.325 in the last week with two homers.  You’re not getting excited about Merrifield, are you?  Yeah, I didn’t think so.

Danny Duffy – 7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.92 vs. Jordan Montgomery – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.30.  This matchup was billed as, “Grey doesn’t truly trust either pitcher, but he’s at least owning Duffy in mixed leagues.”  As you can imagine, not many people called it by its billing.

Aaron Hicks – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer.  “Gardner’s hitting!  Hicks is hitting!  If only we could play both at the same time!  There’s no one to bench!”  Girardi sighs and walks away.  We reveal that Ellsbury has painted his locker with pinstripes so Girardi won’t see him.

Chris Carter – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer.  No foolsies, if Carter hit every day out of the six hole, he’d have 35 HRs and 85 RBIs.

Joey Gallo – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 14th homer.  This would be Chris Carter if he played every day.  Okay, I’ll move on.

Sam TravisRed Sox called him up to face lefties and play 1B and Moreland is now a platoon player.  C’est la vie.  Or say, “Effin crap,” if you own Moreland.  Prospector Ralph actually wrote a full Sam Travis sleeper last year.  I think that was prior to me sitting down with Ralph and saying, “How about less Red Sox posts?  Thanks, buddy,” then patted him on the butt and sent him on his way.  Travis is a poor man’s Moreland.  I will call him, Mitch Studio Apartment.

Jesse Hahn – 2 IP, 5 ER, but left with a strained triceps.  All three of them!

Yonder Alonso – 1-for-2 and his 13th homer, but left after getting hit by a pitch.  X-rays came back glass half-empty.  I shouldn’t have used a thesaurus for ‘negative’ there, huh?

Ryon Healy – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .260.  I’ve said this before, but it’s late and I’m saying it again.  We’re gonna get to September, see Healy with 27 HRs and be like, “Why didn’t I just own him?”

Justin Bour – 4-for-5, 4 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, and 28th homer in the last ten days.  Okay, small exaggeration, but Bour is on one, and one is good, I think.  Ask a millennial.

A.J. Ramos – 1 IP, 3 ER.  Kazaam!  In the matter of about 15 minutes, my ERA got beat to hell by Jim Johnson (2 ER), Tony Watson (2 ER) and Ramos.

Junior Guerra – Said he will return this Friday vs. the Diamondbacks.  I didn’t like him in the preseason, and have major doubts about what he can do in the majors, even after his 2016 season, but this ain’t the preseason, and if you’re struggling with injured pitchers, I could see the Guerra flyer, i.e., War, what’s it good for, maybe absolutely something.

Jonathan Villar – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th, 11th and 12th steals, hitting .220.  Apparently, Villar has a strong resemblance to Alyssa Milano and Russell Martin wouldn’t stop him from taking an extra base.  “You wanna go to third?  Aw, heck yeah!”

Carlos Carrasco – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.93.  Indians must’ve been hanging out with the Mets in the offseason, because we’ve been getting a lot of, “He’s totally, really, utterly, awesomely fine!”  Then he’s not.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homers.  “Um, guys, can you just crack the Edwin Buy Low Window for a second?  My finger’s caught.”

Yan Gomes – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in the past three games.  Catcher questions in 3, 2, 1…

Lance McCullers – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.43.  “Cougs, I want to have ‘McCullers’ engraved on our wedding bands.  It’s him or us.”

Yulieski Gurriel – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting .269.  You know who he reminds me of?  Grace Under Fire’s Brett Butler?  No!  What?  I’m going to tell you if you give me a chance.  He reminds me of James Loney.

Kolten Wong – Remains out with soreness in his elbow.  Funny, in high school I’d watch Cher’s If I Could Turn Back Time music video, get soreness in my elbow and, rather than ‘tennis elbow,’ I’d say it was my ‘Wong elbow.’

Lance Lynn – 8 IP, 1 ER, 2 Hits, 2 walks, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.53 vs. Clayton Kershaw – 9 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.01.  This game of Lynn vs Kershaw reminded me of The Challenge Champs vs. Pros and how Johnny Bananas is lifting the game of gold medalists.

Logan Forsythe – 1-for-5, 1 RBI as he was activated from the DL.  Every player is either on the DL, just coming off the DL or about to go on the DL.  This is indisputable.

Joc Pederson – Collided with Puig in the outfield and took a brutal forearm shiver to the head, then fell into the wall, then a lion ran out and mauled him.  Puig looked less affected.  He kinda looked like the wall after a crash test dummy test.  “I’m good, wear your seatbelt, let’s go again.”

Chris Herrmann – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer.  Guess who had him/her in their lineup?  This guy with two thumbs, two eyes and one glorious mustache.

Jake Lamb – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  Boy, he makes me sing (bam-ba-Lamb)!  Wait, that was yesterday.

Todd Frazier – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .195.  I don’t own him, but as a note of consolation to his owners, I do think he’ll go on a ten-homer in 12-game stretch at some point.

Andrew Knapp – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  Laura Holt, our deep web/deep league mistress, highlighted Knapp a few weeks ago.  He’s a two-catcher league guy whose name looks like a hurried attempt to get a note to someone in an emergency.  “What does this note mean with this intricate drawing of Andrew Knapp?”  “Oh my God, Andrew was kidnapped!  Hmm, he could’ve just wrote that rather than the charcoal sketch.”

German Marquez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.86.  The Nazi who emigrated to South America aka German Marquez has matchups appeal, but maybe I’m old school, maybe I’m an old fool, but I don’t mess with Rockies starters in home games.

Charlie Blackmon – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 10th and 11th homer.  *spritz, spritz*  That’s nothing.  *blows on wrists to dry cologne*  I’m Chazz Noir.

Gerardo Parra – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  In anticipation of a Rockies homestand, I’m already starting to see how I can stash second-tier Rockies players.  Oh, and I have a drinking game that’s not a drinking game.  Every time I write ‘stash,’ you have to look at my picture.

Trevor Story – Was activated from the DL and benched.  From Whitey Herzog’s book, “Managing All Types:  Young to Old,” he says, “With young players, it’s important break down their confidence until they are a shell of their former selves and then, and only then, you can begin to build them back up.  This was done to Willie McGee when we had an “E.T. Lookalike Contest” that he always won, and it was done with Tommy Herr when we only used female pronouns with Herr.”  Of course, this is untrue!  Who activates a player and then benches him for Alexi Freakin’ Amarista?!   In case you weren’t concerned about Story bouncing back, you should be now.

  1. TheTheory says:
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    I was all in on Pederson coming into the year. Owned him on nearly every team.
    The rest of my leagues better thank me for protecting them in drafts, as I prevented them from making a big mistake.

    I could have had a Conforto instead, you know, but this is why I’m not winning any of my leagues.

    (Editor’s note: the reason you’re not winning any leagues is you sure muffed pitching, Jesus.)

    • M says:
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      @TheTheory: was all-in on Pederson too. Got him real cheap at the auction. Thought he’d play more vs LHP’s and show more of that power/speed. He’s probably droppable in 15 teamers now?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @M: I’d hold in a 15-teamer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheTheory: You could’ve had Conforto as well as

  2. TTRA1N says:
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    Drop H.Perez for Matt Adams?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @TTRA1N: Sure

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @TTRA1N: I really like Matt Adams for now. Atl is shaping up to be a hitters park and (fun fact) is the 2nd highest elevated baseball city. Coors field east coast?

      • enrique says:
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        @mcmi11ions: Atlanta is around 1,000 feet above sea level, compared to just under 6,000 feet for Denver. Saying it’s the second highest elevated baseball city is like saying Jessie Garon Presley is the second most famous Presley brother.

        • mcmi11ions says:
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          @enrique: If I could post gifs, I would post the one of the astronaut from the Lego movie saying “You’re really letting the oxygen out of my tank here.”

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha

      • ET says:
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        @mcmi11ions: I believe Chase Field is the 2nd highest elevated.

        • enrique says:
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          @ET: You’re right … it is. I just looked it up. Phoenix is around 100 feet higher up than Atlanta (1,000 vs. 1,100 feet). But both cities are lower than the top of the Empire State Building (1,250 feet) and you don’t much air pressure change until around 2,500 or 3,000 feet.

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    Hopefully Alonso’s injury doesn’t linger, wrist injuries kill power hitters.

    Question: If Amed Rosario was called up tomorrow, would you rank him above Story ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  4. Randy says:
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    Hopefully Alonso’s injury doesn’t linger, wrist injuries kill power hitters!

    Question: If Amed Rosario was called up tomorrow would you rank him above Story ROS?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Randy: No

  5. Richie says:
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    I traded Goatforto for Nelson Cruz and I’m beginning to think I’m the one that got fleeced.

  6. Stumanji! says:
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    10 tm h2h keeper OPS league, prices +20% each year:
    Harper $24 vs Rizzo $7+Scherzer $12?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Stumanji!: I’d want Harper

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Stumanji!: Ill take Rizzo and Scherzer

  7. Great Bambino says:
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    Drop Zack Godley for Joe Ross for this week? Godley’s @MIL and Ross is home vs SD

    Godley or Joe Ross ROD?

    Thanks!

  8. JakeTPE says:
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    Grey! Razzball! What’s going on?

    Yeah, what’s up with Story? Or more like his manager? Did you see his quote re: Story from a couple of days ago? Here it is: “Story loves the Liberty Bell,” Black said. “He loves Ben Franklin. He might not love it all four days. But he loves it.” Umm, OK? I just Googled ‘is Bud Black crazy’ and didn’t get much of anything substantial, but that’s some crazy talk right there. If Story doesn’t start Wednesday I’m going to be upset. Can’t drop him. Won’t get much good for him in a trade. Argh. Black, you loony! (Maybe I’m already upset.)

    Thanks for the McCullers tip. His scoreless streak is at 24 IP! Only downside of yesterday’s game was 96 pitches through 5. (He was at 80 through 4.) Hopefully against less good lineups he can go deeper into games. Sir Lance!

    Have a good one!

    • Knucks says:
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      @JakeTPE: Was watching the game, McCullers stuff was looking great. Guys like Iglesias had some annoying 11 pitch at bats, fouling off like 7 third strikes in a row.

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Knucks: Yeah. Just watched the highlights. We might need to do some sort of preemptive prayer hexagon unless those sorts of things are frowned upon. I get that. I can pop down my local temple tomorrow with an offering or something.

  9. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Great write-up, super informative.

    a. Had two brain farts the other day.

    1. The first was just after I woke up from my afternoon siesta after lunch. I see G. Heredia hitting. I say to myself. Hmmmmm, a pitcher after 20 years of sucking comes back to be an outfielder. Not bad. Until I finally realized that the pitcher was Gil and the hitter is Guillermo. Brain fart!

    2. The second was the transposition of the name Bregman for Bergman. I understand now, there are two players – one a 3B who plays for HOU named Bregman and the second a pitcher who’s not great for COL named Bergman. Got it, chief!

    b. I miss the Rockford files.

    c. As former owner of Healy, the short answer to your question is because there is WAY TOO MUCH of a lull in between homers. You can’t roster him for his HRs alone, too many other good players maybe not getting to 27 HRs but there’s more to 5X5 than HRs, last time I checked.

    d. John Rambo Quote of the day for May 24

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Bragg.’

    Rambo: ‘I tried to get in touch with you, but the guys at Bragg never knew where to find you.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Well, I haven’t been spending much time there lately, they’ve got me down in DC. I’m shining a seat with my ass.’

    Rambo: ‘I wish I was back in Bragg now.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘We’ll talk about that when you come in.’

    Rambo: ‘I can’t do that, Sir.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: 1. Ha 2. Haha B. Who doesn’t? C. I hear ya D. Nice!

  10. DrEasy says:
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    Say it with me: Ervin Sonavabench!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DrEasy: You benched Ervin?

      • DrEasy says:
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        @Grey: I’m afraid I did! After getting knocked around at home vs Colorado, and playing against the might Orioles in Baltimore I feared the regression fairies and got cold feet.

        • Grey

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          Makes sense

  11. Bosox says:
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    I have Arenado and rendon but Kyle Seager was dropped. I gotta still put the claim in right? Drop peraza, Herman Perez, or broxton for him?

    Trade rendon for carrasco if I get Seager?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Bosox: I’d drop Perez for Seager…and maybe try a different pitcher since Carrasco has some injury concerns.

  12. The Dutchmen says:
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    Thoughts on Mike Leake the rest of the way…… when will he fall apart?

  13. Chud says:
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    Screw Conforto! Dealt him beginning of season for Meadows in keeper…….

    Anyways 10 team full keeper $ trade offer:

    His CSeager ($7)/Kluber ($9)

    My Boagarts ($13)/CMartinez($18)

    Who wins?

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chud: Seager/Kluber side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chud: Agree with F

  14. Last one out of Liberty city says:
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    Would you drop devenski for bour or Travis ?

    I’m in a 10 team 27 man roster and I a boost in offense
    5×5 league

    I would play Travis over odor and bour would be my utility guy

    Thanks a lot

  15. Kas says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Shoemaker or Joe Ross ROS?

    Thank you.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Kas: Toss up

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Kas: Ross

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kas: Matchups

      • Kas says:
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        @Grey: Was afraid you were gonna say that. But if you HAD to choose one, who’d it be?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Shoemaker

  16. Dirty d says:
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    Drop Lackey for Lynn?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Dirty d: Yes

  17. Dr chym! says:
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    Morning – two questions if you don’t mind:

    1) is Jose Bautista “back” or just playing NL teams?

    2) who wins: team 1 trades sale to team 2 for Donaldson

    Thanks!!!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Dr chym!: Joey Bats is playing better, for sure, but “back” to what? I have doubts he will be returning to whatever level of greatness he had a year or 2 ago. Sale side.

  18. Swfcdan says:
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    Rush hour reference for Guerra? Hah, great films loved those back in the day.

    Trade Shaw for Moose? Shaw started hot last year too, not convinced he won’t fall off again, even though I love the Brewers offense/park compared to Royals.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Swfcdan: I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: I don’t know Rush Hour… I’d go Moose

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan? Funny movies, you should watch them both.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Think I saw them, don’t remember anything about either

  19. Wil says:
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    Good news is Gregory Polanco took batting practice yesterday. Bad news is none left the infield.

    • Knucks says:
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      @Wil: More bad news, his manager is still a c**nt!

      Though he did get booted again last night.

  20. Andy says:
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    What kind of pitcher would you trade Conforto for? CMart? Carrasco? Lester?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Andy: Sale

      • William Hung says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: I’d need both Sale and Kershaw

        Remember when everyone was all about Bellinger? So I guess the ideal OF coming out of the draft this season was Judge, Bellinger, and Conforto????

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Andy: None

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andy: Any of those are fair — Lester, Carrasco

  21. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Can’t find where I saw it but I saw something about Story being benched bc the field was slick and they didn’t want to rush him back in where he could aggravate anything. Fake news?

  22. William Hung says:
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    I need to buy a trapper keeper and write Conforto all over it with hearts. I then need to go to a witch doctor and find out what hex Springer has right now that won’t allow him to hit anything right now.

  23. GoFish says:
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    ROS add Joe ross drop marwin, zimmer or Addison Russell? I have villar
    With SP so thin I’d hate to drop triggs or Jc Ramirez but open to that.
    12 team h2h

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @GoFish: Marwin

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: If not a keeper though could see losing Zimmer instead

        • GoFish says:
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          @JeF WiTh 1 F: It’s a 3 keeper league have berrios (12th rd keeper) villar (15th rd keeper) and can choose to keep Keon in 17th or Mazara in 14th. So maybe dropping zimmer isn’t the worst thing considering Marwin will get 2b at some point soon.

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @GoFish: Yeah can lose Zimmer then…Keep Mazara and I’d keep a bat over Berrios as well.

              • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                @GoFish: NP

  24. William Hung says:
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    I was looking up pitchers on Fangraphs and checking out guys with low walk rates, FIP, xFIP and one name jumped out at me – Josh Tomlin. His ERA is just below 7, but FIP and xFIP are around 3.7 and his BB rate is .77 – can’t always trust these advanced metrics.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @William Hung: Tomlin’s always pitching ‘worse’ than metrics b/c he doesn’t walk anyone, similar to Samard right now, but Samard at least Ks people

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: What are your thoughts on Tyler Anderson so far? Is he worth streaming on the road?

        • Cram It says:
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          @William Hung: Almost anyone is worth streaming depending on league size and matchups.

  25. peacecoast says:
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    Dinelson Lamet, new favorite name

  26. enrique says:
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    Grey — Not directly related to today’s post, but who do you think is more likely to be useful this season between Jose De Leon, Reyes Moronta, Jharel Cotton, and Franklin Barreto? Right now I have De Leon stashed in my NA slot in a deep redraft roto league and am wondering if I should make a change.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @enrique: De Leon is fine for now

  27. m says:
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    don’t you just love it when one of your guys throws a CG (Lester) and you check the match up and you see that category is tied (Santana)…. insert Don Rickles looking into the camera

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @m: HA!

  28. Mr. Perfect Cell says:
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    Lost Freeman in my work league where I did a lot of trash talking about how great of a pick it was on my part. Do I try to get through the year with a waiver bat or do I make Harper available to get a 1B and fill any other needs?

  29. E says:
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    Castellanos, Moustakas, Josh Harrison, or Ryon Healy in a 12 team h2h avg & obp league

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @E: Healy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: Moose, coin flip between him and Healy

  30. braves uk says:
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    Interesting night, will go back in for Joe Ross..!

    Talking of damaged pitchers, do we think Paxton will recover (I know Ralph had him ranked #23 on Monday – do you agree..?)

    Give: Mazara
    Get: Paxton

    Fair?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @braves uk: Fair but risky…I’d want to see that Paxton is back healthy before doing that.

      • braves uk says:
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        @Grey: Thanks as always Grey. Am slightly nervous, but down to 2 decent healthy SP so may have to gamble…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  31. Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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    Drop Julio Urias or hold while the Dodgers brilliantly game the 10 day DL system and bring him back in a month when Rich Hill/Maeda/Wood/McCarthy are back on the day 10DL with soreness/blister.

    I know he looked awful his last few starts but ROS player rater is really high on him and if he goes back down to the minors to work on cycling his pitches better he may come back dynamite.

    I picked up Chris Davis off waivers last night, not sure why the other guy dropped him in a 12 teamer (because he owns Miggy/Thames and has good 3Bs too probably). Do I hold him or try to sell? Also own Wil Myers and Hosmer.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Marty Jannetty Was Set Up: Urias can be dropped and Davis can be traded but the owner who dropped him probably tried that already.

      • Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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        @Grey: Hosmer or Chris Davis ROS? Any 3Bs I should target for them with Turner out for a bit?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hosmer, it’s fair

    • jlfc42 says:
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      @Marty Jannetty Was Set Up: Thanks fellas. Came to my senses and realized he’s going to be great in the future but Im trying to win this year in the league I own him.

  32. Dhouse42 says:
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    Cain stealing a lot though

  33. MJP says:
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    Hey GREY,

    Just listened to your podCast on trading. I’m in 1st in my league. WTf do I do with Tanaka?? Should I Hold and hope his arm doesn’t fall off, attempt to trade for pennies on the dollar or drop him?

    WW has Walker, R Ray, J GRAy, both ROSS brothers, would you take any of them and drop TANaka?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @MJP: Hold and wait it out,

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @MJP: Something has been off with Tanaka for a few games… i think you can see his elbow tendon hanging off. I would try to trade for something or package him with another player to upgrade, otherwise drop and Robbie Ray is worth the gamble. – at least you’ll be getting K’s

      • ET says:
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        @WhiteRabbit: Not sure if you buy into the catcher making a difference on pitcher performance or not, but you may find this interesting. Might be worth a tweet to Girardi just in case there is something to it.

        With Sanchez catching:
        1-3, 15.07 ERA, 2.86 WHIP, 10 HR’s allowed over 14 1/3 innings

        With Romine catching:
        4-0, 2.51 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, 3 HR’s allowed over 28 2/3 innings

        I threw out his 4/8 start vs the O’s because I don’t recall when exactly Sanchez exited the game with his injury, and I’m too lazy to separate out the stats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MJP: Depends on how deep the league is, I’d drop Tanaka in some leagues — Joe Ross

      • mjp says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks for the input

        10 team league – H2H – 7×7 (+L,+K/BB)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MJP: Drop Tanaka, Ross

  34. brett says:
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    Devon Travis or Bregman?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @brett: Bregman

    • b the esq. says:
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      @brett: Bregman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @brett: Agree with others

  35. Five-On-One says:
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    Looking for advice on my 2b/MI slot. I own Odor, Travis and Forsythe. Odor has been HORRIBLE. Thinking about benching him and playing the other two guys. BUT, he did get two hits last night, and HitterTron has him down for $19.4, while Forsythe is at $0.2 and Travis is at -$3.1. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: I’d sit Logan, but I don’t know the matchups

  36. Old School Brother says:
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    10 team roto QS and OPS added, my team is seriously lacking power. One team has Conforto/Judge/Bellinger, would you give up Alex Wood for any of the three? Ranked in the order I have them in?

    Rotation afterward would be Yu/Duffy/Pineda/Salazar/Maeda/Severino

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Old School Brother: Can definitely trade Wood for one of them. Agree Conforto first. If you are looking for just power, then that order. I think Bellinger will have less power but better accompanying numbers.

  37. Great Bambino says:
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    14 team redraft league. Drop 1:

    Godley
    Cobb
    Folty
    Joe Ross

    Thanks!

  38. Wacha Wacha says:
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    Hey Grey

    1. Would you prefer any/all of these trade targets over Sano in 10 team obp? Miggy, Pollock, judge, Stanton, Braun

    2. Forsythe or N Walker in deep standard roto?

    Thanks!

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @Wacha Wacha: 1. all of them 2. Forsythe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wacha Wacha: 1. Stanton, Judge, wouldn’t mess with injured guys 2. Logan

  39. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Save speculating – Oday or Felipe Rivero?

  40. mcmi11ions says:
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    I’ve gone overboard with picking up bats to the point where I need to drop one since I’m streamboating Shoemaker. With Ian Happ doing what he’s doing Schoop has been benchwarming. Cool to drop Schoop and gamble on Happ playing at an acceptable level or should i have a friend send a text to Shoemaker and tell him we’re through?

  41. ryanoger says:
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    Drop JBJ or Gardner for Bour, or hold?

  42. mcmi11ions says:
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    hold

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @mcmi11ions: oops! that was @ryanoger

  43. Playadlc says:
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    Hedges or Gattis ros?

  44. here comes the pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey

    Rendon has 28 rbis and over half of them came in 2 games. Uhhh, what?

    Big test for Berrios today! SoN doesn’t love it but team I’m facing already has 4 Ws/QS so its all hands on deck

    Question for you or any razzballers: I’m in Austin for the week, any recommendations for shit to do or food to eat from people who have been here? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @here comes the pizza: Franklin BBQ for sure, also, you should ask Rudy in the comments on the tools b/c he lives there, he knows it better

      • PD says:
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        @Grey: Salt Lick BBQ – or as it was introduced to me – The Disneyland of Meat.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Salt Lick’s good, also in airport

          • PD says:
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            @Grey: forgot it was at airport. As a Canuck I didn’t know what a dry county was.. we loaded up coolers of beer and drove to the dry county location. 20 bucks for of all you can eat right off the fire pit was a thing of beauty.. dammit. Must BBQ tonight when I get home.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, Salt Lick is good, Franklin’s is best in country, prolly world

              • PD says:
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                @Grey: someone got some ‘xplanin to do. Franklin’s is now on the bucket list.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Should be!

    • @here comes the pizza: Franklin BBQ is the best but Micklethwaite, La Barbecue, Stiles, and Friedman’s are close behind. Salt Lick is a fun experience but is another tier down.

      For nightlife, Rainey Street is my preferred spot. Don’t get down there that often though b/c of kids/family. East 6th street can be fun. The Dirty 6th street area is worth walking through but infested with college kids and shitty bars. Easy Tiger on 6th right near 35 and Parkside are two places I like on 6th.

      South Congress is worth walking around. The newly developed area by the old power plant has some pricy stuff but solid quality.

      Hope that helps!
      Rudy

  45. Grant says:
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    Trade thoughts…. Gregory Polanco for Alex Wood or Delin Betances?? Needs for good pitching or saves are about the same for my team. Real question is, does Wood keep his spot or is Chapman out longer than we think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Grant: Either, that order

  46. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H categories redraft league, choose 1 ROS

    Jackie Bradley Jr.
    Scott Schebler
    Cameron Maybin

    Thanks!

      • Savoy Special says:
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        @Grey: errr, I’m waiting for JBJ to finally break out of it, but there are quite a few Schmotatoing OFs out there.

        Been reading up on Schebler and apparently’s he’s actually been a bit unlucky this year in terms of batting average. So maybe he’ll have an Adam Duvall 2.0 type season? that’s useful right? And Schebler faces all RHP for about 2 weeks straight.

        I’ll go with him for now and keep an eye on JBJ. No one will be in a rush to pick him up

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I just went over Schebler yesterday

  47. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    1) Rank best DL stash (best upside…no immediate need): Taijuan Walker, Rodon, Familia, Cahill, Smyly, Finnigan, Street

    2) Best starter pick up for one definite start, maybe two (until Paxton is activated)

    Shoemaker @ MIA, MIN
    J Ross SD, @OAK
    Clevenger CIN, OAK
    JC Ramirez @MIA, MIN
    Folty @SF, @CIN

    3) OBP…Start C Santana @ CIN (Bonilla) or Bellinger v STL (Leake)

  48. Chucky says:
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    Excess at 2B in a 12 T Dynasty. Forsythe, Travis and Happ. Have Villar to cover either or SS/2b. I know Happ has some issues regarding ABs considering the Cubs roster crunch, then again it is a Dynasty. Leaning towards releasing Forsythe. Whatcha think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chucky: I’d lose Travis

  49. keith armstrong says:
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    Choose one ROS :

    renfroe
    cain
    fowler

  50. Streaming Leake says:
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    Suggestion for Razzball term, inspired by Trevor Story:

    Threecanter-
    Can’t drop him, can’t trade him, can’t play him.

      • Streaming Leake says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  51. Little Big Leaguer says:
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    Jackie Bradley Jr is:

    A) a bust
    B) going to breakout of his funk and be awesome
    C) is an average replacement level player

    Thanks!

  52. Brian says:
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    Would you trade wil myers and swanson for Rizzo in keeper league? I already have correa at short

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Brian: Definitely Rizzo side

  53. IV says:
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    12 team 6×6 (OPSxQS)

    Would you trade Yelich and Cole for Blackmon?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @IV: Blackmon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @IV: Sounds a bit steep

    • Sinkhole Demayo says:
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      @IV: i’m taking principal blackman on that one. yelich is like a young sparkakis with less HR and steals.

  54. Huffin Gas says:
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    As if listening to Billy Ripkin wasn’t enough to make you scratch your nuts off, the MTV-ifcation of the MLB Network begins:

    “Discovery Channel has partnered with MLB Network for a two-night Diesel Brothers special airing in June. Diesel Brothers centers on the work of DieselSellerz, which specializes in extreme tricked-out trucks as they also showcase crazy pranks and stunt driving. In the two-night special, the show’s Heavy D and Diesel Dave set out to help Cabrera, a car enthusiast, trick out his 2016 Chevy Silverado, with the assistance of Martinez and Pena. But the MLB stars are in for a surprise when they experience firsthand Heavy D and Diesel Dave’s legendary stunt driving.”

  55. Five-On-One says:
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    Looking for a temporary fill-in for Turner (Justin). Best available 3b or SS are: Tim Beckham (HitterTron value for the next 7 days – $4.7), Galvis ($5.4), Simmons ($3.2), Solarte ($2.7) Headley ($2.1), and Valencia ($0.6). Chris Taylor is also available, but the bot doesn’t seem to like him (-$3.8).

    Recommendations?

  56. coacher says:
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    I have 4 guys who are eligible only at 1B and only have 1B, CI and U. I can bench one but stats don’t count. We are 5×5 roto with OBP (& HR, R, Rbi, Sb) so who is the odd man out? Votto is 1B, Smoak is CI and Josh Bell started at U this week while HanRam sat on the bench.

    Right move?

    Also, MI suck. I’m starting christian Arroyo but Forsythe is on the WW along with Schmpf, Gennett, Amarista, Merrifield, Lowrie, Reyes, Simmons, and Miller.

    I’m thinking Forsythe…what do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @coacher: As for the weekly question, isn’t that a week to week question?

      • coacher says:
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        @Grey: Yes. I benched HanRam this week. I’ll probably bend your ear again Monday. Thanks..

  57. Carlos says:
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    GREY!

    I amassed a bunch of vagabond MI’s with Cano on the DL. Need to drop one for a streamer.

    N. Walker (he has been the hottest but lowest rank on the season)
    M. Gonzalez (from Houston)
    T. Beckham

    Who should I drop? Thanks!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Carlos: Marwin

  58. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    And whoever picked May 24th, wins the Ryan Braun prize!

    • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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      @Mrs. Featherbottom: Which, by the way, is yours truly!

    • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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      @Mrs. Featherbottom: ah, shoot – this might be just a day of rest. Fingers crossed for “General soreness”

      • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: yeah – know, I jumped the gun.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Could still see Brewers saying Braun re-injured himself

          • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: He must be exhausted like Drumpf. Fingers crossed for General Soreness.

  59. Kepler? Damn Near Killed Her says:
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    10-team H2H cats w/ OPS & QS. I have Maeda coming back tomorrow and Polanco allegedly coming back this weekend. Who are the two drops from the dudes below?

    Hitters: Pedroia, Devon Travis, Fowler, Altherr
    Pitchers: Harvey, Wheeler, Tyler Anderson

  60. rick says:
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    godley or ross?

  61. Five-On-One says:
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    Closer Questions:

    1) How much leash does Ramos have left?
    2) Is Barcalough the next guy up?
    3) Please rank for saves: Kelley, O’Day, Barcalough

    Thanks.

    • Five-On-One says:
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      @Five-On-One: On number 3, add Rivero to the list. Thanks again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Five-On-One: 1. Who knows, it wasn’t a save situation last night 2. Prolly 3. Rivero, Barca

  62. Just Busted says:
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    Time to drop Lackey and pick up Ross, J. Baez, Bour, or the like on waivers yet?

    Or hold on Lackey?

  63. Five-On-One says:
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    Cobb looked pretty good last night (until he was brought out for the 8th), and Folty looked like, well, Folty last night. Pick one: Cobb @MIN or Folty @SF.

  64. Garbles says:
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    Bundy’s velo and strikeouts were the initial cause of concern for him the first month of the season. Both of those have gone up, he’s really only had one bad start, and majority of his games have been against top offenses. I don’t understand why he’s still a sell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Garbles: Oh yeah? I’ll have to check his stats in the last few weeks, fair enough if so

  65. brett says:
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    Grey,

    Can you please Rank: C-Mart, Paxton, Cueto and Duffy.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @brett: That looks fine

  66. Cheese says:
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    16 team H2H 6×6 (OPS, QS, K/9, K/BB)

    I give Trea Turner, Adam Jones and Zack Wheeler
    I get Trevor Story, Kyle Seager and Danny Salazar

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Cheese: No.

  67. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 OPS

    Drop J. Bradley or C. Santana for Bour?

    Drop Schoop for Pedroia or Happ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TOGMAN: Santana — Pedroia

  68. ryanoger says:
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    Trade Carlos Carrasco for Carlos Santana, what side you like?

  69. Don Bropre says:
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    RE: Carrasco — had a rough 2nd inning due to a muslim ms. garret fake the bunt, then swing for a double (where there was an inch between his hands on the bat) and then you could copy your write up of Cobb. Tito put him out there for the 7th like an idiot and it blew the QS and the ivictory coast. Maybe managers should have off days and let someone that’s paying attention make decisions once a week. Watching statcast, said he was hitting 98.

  70. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Here’s a boring trade offer for you . . . looking to add some power and boring coverage for potential playing time issues . . . both of these trades options would involve me shipping my 6th OF (technically 7th when Dahl returns), so not losing much . . .

    1. My Ellsbury for his Tom Murphy and one of Gomez or Tulo (I have DL space currently and Murphy would eventually replace my current C2, D’Arnaud)

    2. My Delino for Murphy straight up (meanwhile, I like Delino more than Ellsbury!)

    3. Wait for Murphy to be activated, and do Ells for Murphy straight up.

    Thanks!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: And I own neither anywhere! When your C2 is a black hole, you get excited about the little things.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  71. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Conforto and Judge. Both were early, early season waiver pickups. #blessed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, Scuffy!

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Grey: Conforto was all you though. I bought in when you first mentioned it this season. Glad to see him take off and live up to the billing he’s had through the minors.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  72. Jon Strayer says:
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    Need two starters tonight in OBP roto:

    K Seager (vs. Roark)
    Peraza (vs. Bauer)
    Carpenter (vs. Hill)
    Baez (vs. Moore)

  73. Racer X says:
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    14 team H2H redraft league. Out of Jackie Bradley Jr., Schebler, Maybin, who is the best fit for the last spot on my team?

    C: Lucroy
    1B: Encarnacion
    2B: Odor
    3B: Bryant
    SS: Bogaerts
    OF: Thames
    OF: Gardner
    OF: Bruce
    UTL: Smoak
    Bench: ?

    Thanks!

  74. Chris D says:
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    I have an offer of me trading Yu for his Benintendi in a Dynasty league and I am torn on this one. Current pitchers I have are

    Tanaka
    Sale
    Reed
    Matt Bush
    Devenski
    Brach
    Bud Norris
    Foltynewicz
    Yu Darvish
    Ervin Santana

    DL
    Garrett Richards

    I’m sitting in second place and I have solid OF prospects in Kyle Tucker and Luis Robert and my current OF make up is beyond fine and producing.

    Guess my question is, do I make this trade which is obviously a long term investment and a good one, but hurt my pitching and contending chances this year in pitching categories.

    This is my first year doing fantasy, so I don’t have a full grasp on trade impacts like this yet for dynasty leagues and know there are some vets in here, so any feedback is beyond appreciated here. Thanks in advance to any responses.

    • Chris D says:
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      @Chris D: Also of note, my only pitching prospect is Anderson Espinoza, so pitching depth long/short term is weak

      • Chris D says:
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        @Chris D: Benny and Triggs for Yu is his final offer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris D: I’d want Benintendi

  75. demribbies says:
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    Sonofabench again for me. It looked like WAS was going to be PPD due to weather so I put Rendon on the bench. I think from now on I’m leaving him in even when he doesn’t have a game. SMH

  76. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey hey Grey,

    I wanna pick Altherr up again, because, well, it’s a day and I haven’t made a move yet. To do so, I’d have to drop Pillar or Dickerson.

    So I guess I’m asking you to rank Altherr, Dickerson, Pillar.

    Love yas!

  77. Citizen5 says:
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    Drop Mrs. Muslim Garrett for Joe Ross?

  78. Ralphy says:
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    Drop Cesar Hernandez for B Phillips, Zobrist or D Travis?

    Drop Ender Inciarte for Matt Adams, Gardner, Hicks, Schebler or E Nunez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralphy: Travis…I like Ender

  79. Ryan says:
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    Are you starting Quintana tonight in Arizona?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Think you have to

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey: cool. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  80. omar says:
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    8 team AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto: Pondering the following trade:

    Give: Just Dong, Gallo, and Berrios
    Get: Cano (and maybe a throw-in – Will Harris, Leury Garcia, James Hoyt)

    Rationale: Worried the Donger may get moved to the NL, and want to cash in on his value early. Basically, Cano would be slotted in the IF spot in place of Gallo. I think my outfield is relatively strong for an only league: Betts, Springer, Haniger, Kepler, Zimmer. Could replace Berrios with Karns, or stash De Leon, Faria, or Martes. Also could stash Barreto with the extra roster space.

    Thoughts???

  81. Adam says:
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    Need help with some roster management- 10 teamer- going to need to drop 1-2 in next week or so as guys come off DL.

    Who would you drop:
    Bench bats:
    Odubel Herrera
    Marwin Gonzalez

    Bottom tier starters:
    John Lackey
    Sean Manaea
    Kenta Maeda

    Roster:
    C- WCastillo
    1b- HanRam
    2b- Odor
    SS- Bogaerts
    3b- Arenado
    OF- Trout, Conforto, Desmond
    Utl- Rendon, Ozuna
    Bn- Herrera, MGonzalez
    Dl- Cespedes

    SP- Darvish, McCullers, Cole, Duffy, Ray, Lackey, Manaea
    RP- Melancon, Diaz, Glover
    Dl- Maeda, Bedrosian

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: Lackey, Marwin

  82. RICE says:
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    10 Team / H2H

    The amount of free agent SS’s that look more appealing than Addison Russell at this point is staggering. Is it time for me to finally move on?

    Available: Baez, Cozart, Didi, H. Perez,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RICE: I’d hold

  83. Noam Levenson says:
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    Nice writeup Grey!

    Who’s the drop, Tim Beckham or Tim Anderson?

  84. Starters says:
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    Hello,

    If you owned Garza (home vs Toronto) and Roark (home vs Seattle), are you starting either today?

    Thanks.

  85. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Great work my man, I dropped Daniel Norris for joe ross in my 12 team h2h category dynasty league where norris is unstartable and my team is in win now mode. I know Norris is nice for the future, would you drop any of my pitchers for him once he clears waivers (keep in mind I have two wins and I need to win some games) or just hold?
    Godley, paxton, urias, joe ross, clevinger (would have dropped him but he had an amazing game last time, better than anything norris has done all year), jordan montgomery, jc ramirez, pineda, nova, wheeler, wood, marquez. Thanks bud and keep up the good work.

  86. los locos says:
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    Grey, I been holding onto Bradley JR, Piscotty and Poloco all season thru injuries and all. Is it safe to say I can grab Reddick and Kepler over any of these guys above… Hell even Buxton just for the upside.

  87. PB&J says:
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    My Cueto for his Dee Gordon. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PB&J: It’s fair, depends on needs, apples/oranges

  88. Steve D. says:
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    12 team, 5×5 redraft.

    My 5 starting OFs are:

    OF Ryan Braun, Mil
    OF Marcell Ozuna, Mia
    OF Matt Holliday, NYY
    OF Aaron Judge, NYY
    OF Stephen Piscotty, StL

    with

    UTIL Ben Zobrist, ChC

    and

    Bench David Dahl*, Col

    Mitch Haniger is available on the wire free and clear. Should I dump Zobrist and scoop him up. I hear he’ll be back around Friday. Is he better than any of my other OF options? Or should I wait for Dahl to come back and stick Zobrist on the bench?

  89. jaw says:
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    jackie bradley jr was dropped in my 10 team 5z5 h2h keeper. he’d cost a 25th rd pick to keep. drop peralta or delino for him?

    also – time to stash gleyber given this format?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jaw: Forget Gleyber for now… Delino

  90. Swfcdan says:
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    Cain or K-Brox (literal nickname for him) ROS? Dynasty but playing for this year, need more speed.

  91. LeggoPens says:
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    My team is struggling, especially outfield. I think pitching has potential and I got an offer to get Mookie for CarGo and Strasburg. Pull the trigger?

    For reference here’s my team:

    C- Castillo
    1B – Hanley
    2B – Segura
    3B – Torenado
    SS – Seager
    2B/SS – Castro
    1B/3B – Bellinger
    OF – CarGo
    OF – Upton
    OF – Cain
    OF – Desmond
    OF – Broxton
    UT – Longoria
    Bench – Polanco

    SP – Strasburg, Porcello, Maeda, Hill, Nova, Berrios, Salazar, Wood
    DL -Price

    Also, the Shark is on waivers and I’m a believer (although I doubt I’ll see many wins from him).

    What say you? Should I pull the trigger? Keep in mind my team name is Mookie Cookie so this kind of karma could really turn things around for me.

    Any other advice is also welcome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LeggoPens: I’d take Betts — Samard over Porcello

  92. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    (1) C: Wieters
    (1) 1B: Rizzo
    (1) 2B: Odor
    (1) SS: Owings
    (1) 3B: Rendon
    (3) OF: Harper, Springer, Broxton
    (2) UT: Encarnacion, Abreu
    (6) Bench: n/a

    (2) DL: Haniger

    So that line about Story bouncing back this year spooked me out of the pending proposed offer I made yesterday! Would you still deal Owings + Broxton for Story? I cancelled the offer just now but the other team must have saw it this morning but hadn’t accepted or rejected it yet but I’m not sure if that’s a deal worth making anymore? Is that deal still enough of a buy low where it’s worth the risk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ebudz: I’d take Story

  93. Juan says:
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    Grey,
    im thinking of punting saves. im in last place in my keeper league and my closers suck.
    Robertson
    Ramos
    Glover

    thoughts on these 2 trades to get me going:

    Erwin Santana for Robertson
    Ramos 4 zimmer?

    My pitchers are:
    Mccullers
    Cueto
    Alex Wood
    Harvey – he sucks
    Velasquez – He sucks
    J. Ross – just picked him up.
    hamels -DL
    Taillom -DL

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These trades don’t excite me at all… Ervin could pay off, feels doubtful

  94. Laura Holt

    Laura Holt says:
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    I just ordered my “Deep League Mistress” business cards. Just think of all the calls I’ll get from sweet guys looking for help with their fantasy baseball teams once I start handing them out! BTW the Story blurb made me laugh, cry, and realize why I’m probably going to lose at least 2 of my NL-only leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think of all the calls you’ll get for people looking for ‘deep league mattresses’ and will have to turn them away, but then think about how you can handle both markets and eventually the mattresses take off… I like to torture myself, so I was doing the math yesterday about where I’d be with Mark Reynolds instead of Brock Stassi

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: the mattress mistress? Mistress mattress?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1-800-Mistress

  95. Ron Pridgen says:
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    Points league – Karns, Ross, Shoemaker, Cobb, Ray and Manaea.

    Who would be your top 3?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross, Shoemaker, Cobb

  96. OaktownSteve says:
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    Isn’t it funny with stuff like that Cobb thing? I knew…KNEW…could feel it in my water as my old Irish girlfriend used to say…that Trout and Pujols were coming around to score. Would have bet my life on it.

    Xander 4020 is yet to homer this year.

    On the other hand, Mookie Betts is on pace for 100/25/100/25 and it has been super quiet. If he goes through a little hot stretch the numbers should look like what we hoped for.

    You know who’s been killing me? Piscotty. Whole lot of nothing plus a lot of unexcused absences in weekly leagues. Unexcused absences meaning nicked up days off which happen quite inconveniently midweek in weekly lineups.

    I feel like a lot of my season is riding on the health of James Paxton. What could go wrong?

    Finally, Mike Gianella put this on Twitter this morning. The article continues on the second jpg. Maybe y’all have seen this before. I never have. I don’t know who found it, but damn that is some funny funny bizarre right there.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DAlmqJqXkAAKBsE.jpg
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DAlmqJuXoAATahL.jpg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • MLBeastmode says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  97. Chet says:
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    Over/Under 200 ABs for Xander’s FIRST homer of the 2017 season?!

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Chet:

      I’m going to say it’s going to be today against Martin Perez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over

  98. Old School Brother says:
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    Drop Vincent from Seattle for Rivero? Save speculating

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  99. Oppo Taco says:
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    Should I start/sit

    Berrios @Baltimore
    Quintana @ARI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both

  100. The Great Knoche says:
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    Anybody pick today for Braun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Featherbottom did, but is it an injury or a day off?

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: quick day off after he just had 10

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Exactly

  101. Starting Tillman & Berrios this afternoon in Baltimore? First pitch moments away… & also, please – 12 Team Keeper League, Conforto & Moistasskiss for Correa & Thames. Fair trade? Which would you prefer? Thanks for the double-dip.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berrios — Correa

  102. George says:
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    I’ve got a a few guys at certain positions, I’d like to trade to improve my pitching. (And or bats)

    Who do you suggest I hold and rid:
    1b
    Wil Myers
    Travis Shaw
    Justin Smoak

    SS
    Francisco Lindor
    Chris Owings
    3B
    Jake Lamb
    Eugenio Suarez
    Travis Shaw

    My starters now are
    Kluber DL
    CARRASCO DTD
    Vargas
    Samardzjia
    Quintana
    Rodriguez (Bos)
    Hellickson
    Holland

    Rp
    Oh
    Melancon
    Kintzler
    Devenski

    Rest of Bats
    McCann (Hou)
    Harper
    Odor (he’s finally not stinking as much)
    Avisail Garcia
    Brett Gardner
    Mccutchen
    Yan Gomes (while McCann is on the dl)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers for top 5 SP? Myers and RP for Sale? I don’t know, ask around your league as to who wants Myers

      • George says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks Grey!
        I was leaning Myers due to the park he plays in.

        Was just offered Carrasco for Castro. (Odor is my only 2nd basemen) w Carlos’ injury history I feel like I should take this. (Based on if I get a top 5 for Myers as well)
        Thoughts?

        Also do you see Owings and Lamb keeping it up all season? Should I try and sell Lindor high?

        Appreciate all the work you and your team put into this site. I start every morning w a read and a joint. You guys/gal are legends!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Carrasco — Yes on Owings and Lamb — thanks!

  103. John Hagar says:
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    Update: I promised Malicious Phenoms I would post my wife’s response after I told her about what I did yesterday, so here it is:

    For those of you who don’t know, yesterday I offered a burnt sacrifice to the Fantasy Baseball Overlord if he would let Rougned Odor bust out of his early season slump. In a fire pit, I burned a box of 4 ribeye steaks.

    I was thinking about not even telling her, but then I promised on Razzball I would for entertainment purposes and I knew she’d notice the ribeyes missing anyway. So, while she was out running errands, I called her and told her. I thought she might react like Jose Canseco on last year’s podcast interview and get pissed & hang up, but she didn’t…

    Instead, she was slightly pissed and told me it was moronic. Then she wittingly said, “What am I going to do with you? You’ve gone from being a Mormon to believing in a Fantasy Baseball God!” (BTW, we aren’t Mormons anymore. After doing thorough research, we learned it is mostly made-up B.S.) Then, last night she told me because of what I did, she ordered some super expensive skincare called Rodan & Fields, which I’m OK with, and volunteered me to mow & trim her single sister’s yard this weekend, which I think sucks but I’ll do it.

    If Odor becomes a Hot Schmotato, great! If not, at least I just made this fantasy baseball season more fun. Hi 5!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, euphemism: “trimmed sister’s yard?”

      • John Hagar says:
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        @Grey: HAHA! That would get me in much worse trouble than burning ribeyes as a burnt sacrifice though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Mow it!

              • The Great Knoche says:
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                @Grey: Never feel untidy, just spruce up your Aphrodite!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  That’s awesome, I agree with top comment, what are they selling?

                  • The Great Knoche says:
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                    @Grey: schick women’s razors

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      So good!

    • Shark says:
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      @John Hagar: A million thank yous for an awesome, awesome story. Throw in the fact that I’m an Odiforous sufferer as well, and you win Comment of The Year!

      • John Hagar says:
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        @Shark: Thanks! Odor got 2 hits last night. Let’s hope that’s the beginning of a hot streak.

  104. Brian says:
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    You starting Teheran at home v PIT or Gsellman v SD? h2h league with QS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both, depending on league size… Gsellman in NL-Only league

      • Brian says:
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        @Grey: 16 team mixed.

  105. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    better saves stash, rivero/hand/o’day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rivero

  106. demribbies says:
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    If Blackmon was hypothetically dealt to TOR for Stroman do you think he’d still be a top 10 OF next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  107. Scott says:
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    Joe ross or dylan bundy ROS? I hate the al east. I have not used bundy that much based on his matchups. If i started him in all of those games, he would pitch like streamonator thinks. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

  108. brett says:
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    Would you trade away Taijuan Walker and Gregory Polanco for C Mart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  109. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    How’s it going? Great write up.

    Who do you like rest of season ? Avila or weiters?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’m good, you? Wieters

  110. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    I haven’t washed my ass since you patted my butt. Little weird that you sit down with your employees in your steam room. Which is just really your guest bathroom with the shower running full blast on hot.

  111. FBB Danny says:
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    I SOLD Duffy when advised.

    ***Sad trombone***

    • FBB Danny says:
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      So… I have slow starters Polanco, Brad Miller, Schwarber (C), Todd Frazier, Villar…
      when do I start looking elsestwhere and move on from these guys?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Now

  112. Taco Salad All Day says:
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    H2H points 10 team points league

    My Carrasco & Maeda for Duffy & Correa

    Peraza is my SS

    My SPs are Sale, Lackey, Severino, Wood, Samardzija, Nola, Salazar, Triggs, Pineda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Correa

  113. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    Moved Judge for Carlos Santana (whom I’ve since moved for Zimmerman and Severino), and last week Conforto + Villar for Correa and Odorozi (throw in).
    I’m having some seller’s regret, but then again its May.
    Any thoughts on moving Carassco for either Braun or Pollack in a 12 team redraft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see either, but obvi they have injury question marks

  114. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Great stuff – 12 Team Roto -a few questions:

    A. Who’s a better Turner replacement – Yuli, Hernan, Flores, Healy, Plouff (plan to drop when Turner comes back)

    B. I have Altherr in the outfield and JBJ on the bench – make a move for any of these:
    Happ, Zimmer, Maybin, Reddick, Adam Frazier, Chisenhall, Kepler

    C. Bellinger or Bell ROS?

    Thanks for the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Healy B. Meh C. Bellinger

  115. Dtbran says:
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    Grey, which 1 would you bench today
    McCutch (@ Atl Teheran)
    Cain (@NYY Severino)
    Zimmer (vs CIN)
    Bellinger (va STL Roark)
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCutchen

  116. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    (3) SP: Carrasco, McCullers, Duffy
    (2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
    (4) P: Betances, Bedrosian*, Nova, Severino
    (6) Bench: Ray, Lynn, Shoemaker, Wheeler, Godley, Morton

    Who gets dropped for a streamer and also who gets dropped to add Ross? I know this question is probably matchup based but from a potential ROS perspective I don’t wanna drop someone I might regret not being able to pickup again?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler, Godley

  117. Bil Lumbergh says:
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    Grey: Trade my Shoemaker for his Yonder in a 30 team roto? Currently have Morelander at 1B and Maeda coming off DL… Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  118. Big Timmy says:
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    ROS: Paxton or Nola?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax

  119. Rich says:
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    Just traded away Sale for Lindor. Only 9 starting hitters and already have Villar, Odor, and Seager-the-older-and-lesser (plus Rosario stashed), but figured I can use Villar to bench Odor and Seager when matchups aren’t good and Fulmer, Berrios, Nola, Lackey, and Duffy should be able to carry my rotation in a 15 team league. Worthwhile trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  120. Swfcdan says:
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    Pick 2 for save chasing: Buchter, Vizcaino, Rivero, C Edwards.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rivero, Viz

  121. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft

    Just got offered Kinsler and Carlos Santana for my Carrasco, do it?

    rest of my SPs are:
    Verlander, Duffy, Wood, Luis, Lynn, Maeda

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks man the meh does help….i would have a hard time dropping one of my bats anyway. I’ll keep corrasco, what type of bat you thinking i should aim for carrasco? Springer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Need a top 25 bat, Springer would work

  122. dustyfingers says:
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    Dead on comment about Story. Love it.

  123. Alex says:
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    I picked up Matz to DL when I activate Maeda? Just saw that Matz got lit up in a rehab start.

    1. Are you starting Maeda vs. STL tomorrow?

    2. Am I wasting my time with Matz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Yes

  124. William Hung says:
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    My trapper keeper not only has Conforto, but Berrios as well with 1000x hearts all over it.

    I haven’t mancrushed on a player this hard since Matt Kemp during the year Braun on roids stole that MVP from him

    Berrios is special to me right now cause my SPs have been a hot plate of Springer-like SHIT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  125. herschel says:
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    @Grey: did you end up rolling out Berrios today? having major FOMO with him sitting on my bench….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t own him, it was risky until we saw how he looked there

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: One more inning and we get a QS – it’s time to talk about how he might be a sell cause of innings limits

        Getting out of the bases loaded jam by whiffing Schoop was clutch

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m watching him, I wouldn’t worry about innings after 17 IP

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Lol yeah, more like forecasting like 3-4 months from now

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Gotta love all the “foul tips” and swinging strikes – outside of that bases loaded jam, he’s been as sharp as a knife

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Jones at-bat was pretty perfect

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              And now they’re teeing off on him

  126. dustyfingers says:
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    Bellinger and Kinsler for Cano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano

  127. los locos says:
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    Grey, is Jake Arrieta a buy-low candidate?

    If so who would you offer up?

    EROD
    Salazar
    Samardzija
    A-Aron Sanchez
    Paxton

    I also own
    Kershaw
    Strausburg
    Pineda but not moving them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe Salazar and Sanchez

  128. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Last you and I talked about Story, you said to wait till the end of May – 7 days left… Personally, I am giving him till my birthday (May 28) – If he’s not playing in at least the next 4 games, I gotta drop him in my shallow league cause I need a spot to stream a pitcher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      gotcha

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Should I be more patient?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t drop him

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Even if he only plays 2-3 of the next 5 games?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cross that bridge if you come to it

              • William Hung says:
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                @Grey: Yeah, that’s what I was thinking with my original comment – i guess the condition if he doesn’t play 4-5 games until the 28th was lost in my question.

                • Cram It says:
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                  @William Hung: Fuck speculating on IF scenarios please. Cross the goddamn bridge when you get there. Lord knows you can pose the question then.

  129. OaktownSteve says:
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    Berrios breaking ball is hella nifty

    Also, there is a Mookie Wilson dinosaur quote out there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks like he can drop it all day on the outside corner — you see that at-bat vs. Jones?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Yep. The one to Trumbo for the punch out was dandy. Too bad about the taters in the 7th. My first live look at him. A lot to like. Seems to have good mound presence

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I liked what I saw, felt like he has a lot of moving parts

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @OaktownSteve: I love how he messes with the break. He’s so much more confident compared to last season. The heavy flyball approach is going to get him from time to time. Not someone I’d start in Coors, Chase, Miller, etc.

  130. jon says:
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    just putting it out into the universe…. QUINTANA DO NOT [email protected]& MY RATIOS

    • William Hung says:
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      @jon: I have both Berrios and Quintana going today – I might bench Quintana if Berrios keeps his line up.

      • jon says:
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        @William Hung:

        Yeah I have Stroman going strong

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Would you roll with Quintana in ARI? I have a crazy feeling that Goldschmidt is going to go 3-3 with 3 HRs and 6 RBIs against Quintana

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hope so with Goldy, but I’d start Quintana

        • jon says:
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          @William Hung:

          I’ll do it if you do it!!

          • William Hung says:
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            @jon: Nah I’m going to roll with Maeda v. STL tomorrow

          • William Hung says:
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            @jon: Actually, if the Twins bullpen blows this for Berrios, I’ll probably roll with Quintana because I am chasing Ws

            • jon says:
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              @William Hung:

              Stroman just Fed my QS.. im playing Quintana

  131. Mookiewilson says:
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    Which side do you prefer?

    Segura/Odor or K. Seager/Dee Gordon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  132. Frank Lynch says:
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    Sup Grey.. My SON isn’t working. It just shows one stream. Delgado vs ranaudo. I tried signing in and out and nothing. Please help. thnx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Comment on SON and Rudy will fix for you

  133. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    God forbid coach lets Berrios come out after 6 innings of 1-run ball feelling good about himself after ninety-something pitches. Gotta trot the kid out there to give up two taters in the 7th. Ugh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, makes no sense

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @GrassyKnollRedding: Get the robots out of the RCL’s and into the dugouts. Mangers need to be automated.

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Get Manfred on the phone; I’m totally on board with this!

  134. SallyCips says:
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    I’m doing all I can to trade Story, but no bites. Not one guy I want to drop for him right now, but I’ll be forced to do SOMETHING by the end of this week. It might be dropping him–sheesh.

    Also Cobb…was Scoscia managing both teams?! Baaaad. Ugh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, ugh

    • William Hung says:
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      @SallyCips: try to stay patient with Story – I am giving him the next 5 games myself…

      • Cram It says:
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        @William Hung: Yes NOW you are after getting confirmation to not fucking drop him right now.
        Your support has the confidence of Trumps latest tweet. .

  135. abmsports23 says:
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    FML Grey-

    In a 12-team standard league where my hitting is stacked and my #1 starter in princeling Felix, would you trade Wil Myers for Schwarber and Hendricks? I’ve rostered 5 different catchers so far this season so having Schwarber would be a nice set it and forget it.

    Thanks for all you do!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Myers, not close

  136. Stream Weaver says:
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    12 team mixed. Tyson Ross worth an add?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  137. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Do you think that Conforto will get regular at bats for the ROS?

    Would you trade Desmond and A Ramos for Conforto and Giles?

    Thanks!

    • William Hung says:
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      @200 Proof: The Mets might be dumb sometimes, but not even I think they are THAT dumb to move Conforto to a part time role. What he did last night to lead off the game, not only leading off with a HR, but getting in a 10 pitch AB is what makes him so good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He better…. Sounds fair, tho not sure I understand why

      • 200 Proof says:
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        @Grey:

        Just debating… I think Desmond is great and you had him ranked in the top 20 before he got hurt this preseason.
        If it’s a wash I won’t do it. I didn’t know just how high you are on Conforto. If Desmond > Conforto, I’ll hold.

        Thanks,

  138. Swfcdan says:
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    Sell high on C-Dick for J Ramirez if needing speed?

    Benni baseball too? Dynasty league. playing for this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  139. richard says:
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    stash Tyson Ross, drop Bedrosian or Hand?

    Have j wilson, d roberston and koda but they aren’t ‘saving’ me

    Not sure bedrosian gets the job back or hand get its.. even if he does its the padres..

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hand

  140. PD says:
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    who goes who stays? 12 team mixed…

    Rostered: Eduardo, Berrios, Shoemaker, Morton, Godley, Tillman
    DL – Maeda, Taillon, Rodon

    Possible WW fodder/additions: Anderson, Guerra, Garza, Clevinger, erasmo, andriese, miranda

    No ace so I’ve committed myself to the WW.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you’ve committed yourself to WW, drop guys… All your rostered pitchers have been on waivers in my 12 team mixed in the last 72 hours

      • PD says:
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        @Grey: that’s fair. In a save/holds league is there a strat to follow by targeting RP’s over SP.. in theory it should help ratios while producing vulture W’s? Or do I forget this comment never happened?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You should own as many RPs as you can carry while streaming as many SPs as you can

          • PD says:
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            @Grey: THANK YOU. Cue the dancing Shrek.

            Then I saw the team, now I’m a believer
            Not a trace, of doubt in my mind
            I’m in love, and I’m a believer.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, hope it helps

              • PD says:
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                @Grey: every little nugget of wisdom helps. Season is 25% done. how’s the saying go? Day late and a dollar short – but I do have Miller, Oh & Chapman so it’s not like I’d be starting from scratch

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Still early, better now than never

  141. Steve says:
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    Would you trade McCutchen for Story? 15-team OPS, NSB

    Need HR and have Kepler to fill-in RF and Anderson currently holding down SS

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  142. Jack says:
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    1. Gyorko or Addison?
    2. Rank for ROS – Broxton, Altherr, Haniger, JBJ
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Addison… JBJ, Broxton

  143. Robert says:
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    Franco still a hold in a 10 team h2h? Or drop for Baez or Gallo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  144. Jon says:
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    Which side do you prefer?

    A) Duvall + Franco

    B) Odor + Schwarber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  145. leon says:
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    keeper 18 man league. avg/obp/slg

    my players: correa, judge for other team : harper
    thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper, you’re really paying tho

  146. William Hung says:
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    Don’t look now but Sonny Gray is looking good – 2 good starts and now 3 IP and 6Ks so far

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        You are a known Sonny denier. I think he is going to be pretty good rest of year. He hasn’t had his curve in two years. Seems like he’s healthy, the movement on the two seam is back and the nasty hammer is back. 8ks agin the sawks and double digits away. You don’t HAVE to dig in and hate him just because you’ve taken that stance in the past, Allbutter. Take a peek at some recent film on him with no bias. Velo is there. Stuff is there.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m a Sonny truther!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I looked at tape, he looks solid, Ks on curve on a few guys looked like balls, but they swung, so that’s good…

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Not sure of his 2 starts next week, but I think he’ll be worth a shot

  147. Anchovies says:
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    hey hey,

    looking for a good pitching streamer (H2H 12 teamer/ qs-k-ops-ip…)

    SON likes V. Velasquez vs Col (yeah…)
    also available are:

    Jr. Guerra @ Arizona
    Tyler Anderson @ Philly
    Ty Blach vs Atl

    could potentially grab 2 of these. my staff is mediocre at best.

    thanks for your time,

    dave

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blach, Guerra, these are not good

  148. Brett says:
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    Joe Ross or matz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross

  149. dubjay says:
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    Could you rank the top 3 bats you like best in a keeper league? This season?
    E.Inciarte
    B.Buxton
    M.Brantley
    J.Bour
    JSmoak
    D.Peralta
    D.Travis
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buxton, Bour, Smoak, these are a bunch of apples and apples and needs

  150. demribbies says:
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    what do you think abt Jose Ramirez for Ivan Nova in a QS league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs, it’s fair

  151. Oppo Taco says:
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    Odor or Yelich ROS, it’s a keeper format and their position discrepancy is not a big difference. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  152. Earl says:
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    Would you consider trading either trumbo, Khris Davis or benentini for Edwin encarncion?

    Which of them would you not trade for Edwin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, any of them, Trumbo, Davis 1st

      • Earl says:
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        @Grey: so you would value Edwin about all of them
        Followed by benentini then trumbo and lastly Davis; correct?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  153. Mike Devereaux says:
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    In a deep league where pretty much every SP is owned and held would you drop Tillman for Tyson Ross?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tillman

  154. William Hung says:
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    I’m running Story out there tonight v. Hellickson. Since Hellickson has like a 1 K-rate, I think Story should run into a hit or 2 tonight… hopefully… praying…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully

  155. jon says:
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    Cutch for Quintana? 10 team keeper league….. they both stink! LOL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They do both stink, depends on needs

  156. Tyler says:
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    12 team, 18 keeper league

    Would you move CarGo and Jose Reyes, or Matt Duffy for Chris ownings and pedroia?

    B Crawford is my starting SS and I have a ton of OF, so CarGo is usually on my bench. I like owings, just don’t know if I want to buy in on the early season hype yet.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Duffy or Reyes, doesn’t matter, prolly send Reyes first in a keeper

  157. J-FOH says:
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    Yesterday you mentioned the Poke. It’s the new rage. I haven’t found too many that make me crave it but I do get a hankering for that seaweed salad and spicy sauce

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Place by me is ridunk

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: the solid sushi spot by me has them for around 12 bucks and I can barely finish it and you’ve seen me eat so well yeah… it’s a big bowl

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t usually look for quantity with raw fish over quality

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: me neither. I’ve had some bad poke but this is good and big

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Your two favorite adjectives!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: doesn’t it sound weird when I say I want to try your poke?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It’s not my poke, you’re creeping me out!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: not you the server. So Vain!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oh yeah! Dur me!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      but it does make me giggle

  158. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    I need to free up a spot with Maeda coming off the DL. Would you drop Hand, Ray, Samardjzia, Brach or one of the hitters listed below?

    Also, someone dropped Bregman and I just picked up Travis until a Odor heats up. Should I pick up Bregman and drop Travis (and stick with Odor), drop Healy (current 3B), drop Santana (UTIL/bench), drop Drury (bench) or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hand, Bregman over Drury

  159. Doc says:
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    Neither here nor there, but each regular season day that passes, the more amazed I am with Cal Ripken’s streak. He should have taken at least two more laps around the stadium that day. I don’t see anyone challenging that 2632 mark.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No one will ever come close

  160. hotmilk8 says:
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    I know Yesterday you said in 10 team points league you would take Shoemaker over Lackey and both Ross brothers but would you change your mind after seeing Joe Ross last night? Is it still Shoemaker???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Toss up, if you want Ross, go for it

  161. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. looking for pitching help, mazara for nova?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nova

  162. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    5×5 roto 10team, b Hamilton/almaydes Diaz for pineda/bogaerts? Winning sbs by 12bags and sagnof right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

  163. Trade bait says:
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    Looking to improve my team by trade. 12 team roto, 3 keepers (+OPS, +QS, SV+H). Guy in our league is offering most of his team, and he is looking for draft picks or pitching in return. Is there anyone I should target here, without selling the farm?

    He has available:
    Bour, D Travis, T Frazier, Owings, Thames, Suarez, Joseph, Bellinger, Bregman, Broxton, Kinsler, Santana, Hicks, Odor, Moncada

    I have:
    C: Hedges/1B: Goldy/2B: Kipnis/3B: Sano/SS: Machado/OF: Trumbo/OF: Dickerson/OF: Beni/Ut: Reynolds/Ut: Morrison/Bn: Peralta/Bn: Swanson (Cespedes/Beltre on DL)
    SP: Duffy/Shoemaker/Cobb/Wood/Lackey/Shark/Andriese (Paxton on DL), RP: Diaz/Rivero/Bush/Clippard/Bowman/Givens

    Any advice of player/player or draft pick/player trades welcome

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duffy for Thames?

  164. ryanoger says:
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    Miguel for Carrasco, what side?

    The Shark ownable for a 10 team redraft or stream?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miggy…Stream

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks amigo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  165. Fish says:
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    Who’s the preferred pickup Yahoo league with obp/&Slg:

    Bour or Keon broxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bour

  166. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    1) I have polanco coming off the DL this weekend. Whose my weakest bat to drop?
    2) after you drop that first batter, do you drop another batter (and if so, which batter?) to add a bench 2B or SS since I only have odor and segura, and odor is killing me. The 2B/SS available are: didi, Reyes, Chris Taylor, Swanson

    10 team h2h yahoo standard 5×5 cats
    C: weiters
    1B: votto
    2B: Odor (absolutely killing me)
    3B: rendon
    SS: segura
    OF: Trout, khris Davis, bellinger
    Util: Dickerson, Eugenio, Keon Broxton
    Bench: smoak, altherr

    I rotate Eugenio with rendon.. don’t necessarily need a 2B/SS if it’ll make my team worse off.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Altherr 2. Meh, hold

  167. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    14 team h2h with QS, max 12 starts per week, who’s my stream spot:
    duffy/darvish/hill/mccarthy/morton/wood/gio g/lackey/ross

    had added ross and he was awesome, now wondering if he’s kept over maybe lackey

    2. 20 teamer lost karns, no DL room, (h2h QS) have corbin/urena/duffy/nolasco/morton/archer/ray/karns (have phelps as one of 5 RP in case he goes starting too). hold karns or drop for blach/biagini/nicolino/c.green?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Lackey… 2. Drop for Blach

      • jason batteiger says:
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        @Grey: wow, that’s gotta be my best rotation when ross or lackey is your 8th best SP.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  168. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Glasnow had a decent outing last night. Do you think I should call him up? I can only keep him down another 9 2/3 innings before I have to call him up and keep him up (unless pittsburgh sends him down to the minors, which would not be a bad thing).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure call him up

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        his next 2 outings are against the mets one at home and one on the road. Should I start him or wait until he gets to 50 innings pitched then bring him up?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            which one grey

            A) start him both times
            B) wait until he gets to 50 Innings pitched then bring him up

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              A

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                ok thanks.

                • The Harrow says:
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                  @Scott Kimmel:sure you don’t want to go for the answer the 4th time

  169. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey. Nola or Morton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola

  170. Jon says:
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    Who do you prefer – d’Arnaud or Avila?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      D’Arnaud

  171. BayOfPuigs says:
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    McCullers and Bellinger for Machado? 12 team H2H points

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  172. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Key Brox for Jose Abreu in deep roto – which side you got?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

      • Jimmy Jack James says:
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        @Grey: Does your answer change if I told you Keon is a possible 13 round reference keeper or still no-brainer Abreu?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No brainer

          • Jimmy Jack James says:
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            @Grey: Thanks Grey, keep up the good work!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks!

  173. thatguypeter says:
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    Just got an offer of Benintendi and Schwarber for my Grandal and Bour. Schwarber is catcher eligible in this league. Which side do you like Grey? I’m thinking of pulling the trigger.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi side

      • thatguypeter says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  174. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    OPS league, please rank going forward

    lomo, smoak, josh bell

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak

  175. Chad Bowling says:
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    Shoukd I deal
    Hendricks and j. Wilson
    For
    Lindor and Karna

    12 tm. Roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  176. Jimbo says:
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    Bregman or T Frazier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  177. Bosox says:
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    You like gio against Seattle tmrw?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  178. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. middle infielder – didi or marwin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didi

  179. Brett says:
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    Would you trade away Bregman and Matz for Alex Wood and Tailon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  180. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    dyson vs rajai for steals. somebody just dropped dyson, i have rajai already.

  181. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    would you trade judge for carrasco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would if I really needed pitching, but I’d prefer to trade a lesser bat for a lesser SP

  182. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Would you take a shot on Teheran turning it around or stick with Hellickson? 15 team roto with QS instead of W.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teheran

  183. Good Shabbos! says:
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    Looking to free up some space before Haniger and Matz come off the DL and get a good arm to make up innings ground in a 10 team 5×5 roto non-keeper, I also need a spot for a Catcher.

    C- Empty
    1B-Goldy
    2B-Segura
    3B-Gallo/Castellanos
    SS-Story
    CI-Votto
    MI-Gyorko/Travis
    OF-Blackmon
    OF-JD
    OF-Benintendi
    OF-Broxton
    UT-Hanley
    UT-Pujols
    DL-Haniger
    SP-Darvish, Hill, Nova, Salazar, Lynn, Maeda, Wood DL-Matz, Bedrosian
    RP-Melancon, Wilson, Diaz, Knebel, Reed, Brach

    What do you think of giving Pujols, Gyorko and Castellanos for CMart? And what are you’re thoughts on buying low on Bregman cause I could probably have him throw Bregman in?

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take C-Mart and Bregman

  184. Jimbo says:
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    Odubel or Hicks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks

  185. Bd says:
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    Grey, again with Cobb as Tb insists on forcing him into being a workhorse.

    In a Dennis miller voice , ” its like they think he is Pud freaking Galvin. “

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  186. JC says:
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    In 7th place in 12 team redraft, H2H league. Ten hitting cats, 9 pitching so saves and holds matter. I like my chances to secure a playoff spot but contending for the title is a different story. Time to take some risks.

    I have Freeman in my one DL spot. Britton there previously as I had made a decision to chase saves. So I need to make a strategy shift here perhaps?
    1. Trade for another closer and keep Britton for the playoffs?
    2. Trade for another closer but dump/trade Britton since there is no guarantee he comes back and he may face competition from Brach?
    3. Forget saves and trade Melancon/Britton/Neris for a reliable SP? While adding holds guys like Harris, Jones, Farqhaur off wire?

    C Realmuto
    CI. Rizzo, , Lamb, Seager
    MI. Harrison, Owings, Russell (maybe trade him too with Melancon for better SS?)
    OF Conforto, Kepler, DeShizz, Zobrist, Schebler, Holliday (streamer spot)
    Util. Puljos
    DL. Freeman
    SP. Kershaw, Verlander, Quintana (ugh), Nova, Severino, Odorizzi
    RP. Neris, Melancon, Britton

    Also, best of the wire: SP…J Ross, Taillon, Gausman, Tillman, Triggs
    Batters…..Dahl (?), Smoak, Calhoun, Domingo, Reddick, Pinder, Brinson
    Any obvious wire upgrades? Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2 — Ross over Quintana, he’s ruining your team and looks off, Domingo over Holliday

      • John says:
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        @Grey:

        Terrific. I think one owner who loves Quintana might try to buy low on him. Maybe Quintana, Holliday and Britton for a decent RP? I then pickup Ross and Domingo to round this out.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  187. rick says:
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    maybin or kepler as a pick up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybin

  188. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    will gallo be sent down when beltre returns?

  189. John Lettiere says:
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    would you trade maeda for gallo if you needed bombs?

    • William Hung says:
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      @John Lettiere: that’s too much imo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  190. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    1) Still think all these are good streams for the rest of the week?

    Andriese vs. LAA (3.9)
    McCarthy vs. CHC (5.6)
    Glasnow vs. NYM (4.0)
    J. Montgomery vs. OAK (3.0)

    2) I might only be able to add 3 of them though, so which are the best 3?
    3) Is J. Ross vs. SD (5.2) a definite start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Not McCarthy 3. Yes

  191. Jon says:
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    Should I deal my Jose Berrios for Austin Meadows in a keep forever?

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Jon: meadows side, unless in need of SP big time

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  192. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Aloha Mr. Hand. Hand looks like he’s closer now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, damn

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: He is promptly stinking up the joint.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know, Jesus!

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            @Grey: Wriggled out of it. Lucky for him.

  193. The Harrow says:
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    it’s happening, like hitler taking austria, without a shot. maurer appears flipped with hand.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • The Harrow says:
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      @The Harrow: i love being early to these things, WITH having moves left in h2h leagues. added hand in both my money leagues since monday.

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        @The Harrow: hand not starting this thing out well, but still not a maurer bad outing (yet)

        • jason batteiger says:
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          @The Harrow: this might’ve gotten cloudy if he looked awful, but 3 straight outs and no runs after bases loaded ends up looking quite good to a coach i’m sure.

  194. herschel says:
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    @Grey: need to drop someone for Mr. Hand. Adam Frazier or M Franco? Gracias.

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @herschel: Frazier

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @herschel:
      Frazier is hit af right now.
      I’d dump Franco he just ain’t getting it yet.

  195. William Hung says:
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    I benched Quintana cause Berrios came through with a good start – is Quintana waiver wire fodder? I’m thinking of dropping him for Roark… lol

    Once I drop Quintana, I’ll have officially dropped all my drafted starting pitchers, though I did pick back up Maeda and Pineda… I realized I need to read your commentary on each pitcher more closely. I drafted my pitchers based on how you had them ranked, and didn’t pay attention to your blurbs – I gotta keep that in mind for next year.

    • The Harrow says:
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      @William Hung: that’s a shallow league if you can just add/drop maeda/pineda. normally i’d say don’t drop quintana for roark, but i’m guessing you can drop quintana for streaming better than either currently

      • William Hung says:
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        @The Harrow: 10 team league, so yeah, shallow – but the other factor is that the people I play with are loyal to the players they drafted. You ever hear of the “Draft anchor” fallacy? All 9 other owners fall for it

  196. coacher says:
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    I need 5 OFs and I don’t know who would be the top 5 in this list of the guys i own and who is on th WW. Please rank them for me and let me know how close to 5 is #6? Thanks!

    Bellinger, Buxton, Choo, Maybin, Renfroe, L.Garcia, S.Gennett, Kiermaier, Pham, Mancini, Amarista, M.Adams, S.Smith, canha, m.Taylor, Marisnic, Grossman, Deshields, Parra, Revere and A.Gordon.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @coacher:
      Gross! Haha.
      Really depends on league/needs.

      • coacher says:
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        @FrankGrimes: 14-team 5×5 roto (OBP, HR, R, RBI, SB….I’m pretty avg in all categories but farthest behind in HR and SB. My top power guys are Votto, Arenado and Smoak. with Bellinger, Josh Bell and Renfroe next…. My top speed guys are Peraza, Maybin, Bogaerts and Buxton.

        thanks!

  197. KillerB says:
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    @Grey — Donaldson coming back. Need to drop one of the following. Who would you dump:

    Margot
    Fowler
    Broxton
    Odubel
    Javier Baez
    Eugenio Suarez
    Lorenzo Cain

    **Fowler and Cain can’t be kept. The rest are keeper eligible though Margot and Broxton will cost a bit more than the others.

  198. Larry womack says:
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    Belt or smoak ros

  199. Surfer dude says:
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    Hi, 12 team h2h pts, please rank for ROS Foltynewicz , Wheeler, Vargas, – thanks.

  200. Chris says:
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    hey Grey,
    Please rank :
    Alex Bregman
    Josh Bell
    Hunter Renfroe
    Aaron Altherr

    seems like not a lot of love for Altheer in comments , even though his numbers are good.
    thanks!

  201. George says:
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    Carrasco Myers for Judge Castro and Nola?

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