From Fozzie Bear’s Big Book Of Side-Splitting Jokes (Please Laugh), “Why couldn’t you hear the guy who didn’t draft Michael Wacha?  He was Mike-less.  Wacha Wacha Wacha.”  “Did you see him pitch yesterday?  He was reWachable, knocking down Pirates like he was playing Wacha-Mole.  Wacha Wacha Wacha.”  “What do you get when you don’t listen to Grey’s preseason advice to draft Michael Wacha?  An unbearable fantasy baseball ‘pert giving I told you so’s.  Wacha Wacha Wacha.”  Yesterday, Michael Wacha took a no-hitter into the 8th inning, ending up with the line 8 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 8 Ks, lowering his ERA to 2.41.  At one point in the 8th inning, he hit 97 MPH on the radar gun, which was the point when I licked my finger and touched the screen to listen for a sizzle.  Since I didn’t hear the sizzle, I tried the same with an electrical socket to make sure I was alive and not a ghost.  Turns out I’m alive, but with smoke coming out my ears.  Speaking of smoke coming out of one’s ears (taking that segue right off a cliff!), Blake Snell threw about as gemmy of a gem as you’re gonna find for someone gemming up the works — 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners (0 walks), 12 Ks, ERA at 2.36.  Of course, Snell was yet another one of my preseason sleepers, but if only we had one more of my preseason sleepers that did well on Sunday to satisfy my Rule of Three craving.  Someone who was on no one’s radar for a reason I couldn’t quite understand.  Someone who hit three homers yesterday and has 13 homers on the year.  Wait, that did happen!  Eddie Rosario (3-for-5, 4 RBIs) went Bazooka Jack times three yesterday to seal one of the greatest days in the history of my life.  Sorry, wedding day, you’re moving down the list!  If you wanna bask in my glory:  here’s the Michael Wacha sleeper you ignored, the Blake Snell sleeper you missed and the Eddie Rosario sleeper you didn’t believe.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer, a grand slam, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Finally, we have an answer for when Ozuna set his alarm clock — June 2nd.

Brian Dozier – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .246.  Until we see different, I am assuming however many homers Dozier hits in the 1st half will be his total homers on the year plus 25.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 15th and 16th homer, hitting .246.  “Encarnacion was a popular fantasy baseball draft pick and he still is, I get more props and stunts than Dontrelle Willis.”  That’s lyrics from Edwyck.

Michael Brantley – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .323.  Surprised he doesn’t go by Mi-Bra.  “Wow, Mi-Bra just laced another one!  Rounding 2nd, ooh, stay in your lane, Brantley…Yes, Mi-Bra is safely secured on 2nd!  A beautiful two bagger!”

Felix Hernandez – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.33.  For one day in early June 2018, F-Her turned back the clock like Cher in a mesh bodysuit.  The Stream-o-Nator also liked this start.

Brandon Belt – Hit the DL after having his appendix removed.  Sounds like there’s gonna be a new notch on Belt.

Andrew Suarez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.74.  In away games, he has a 6.38 ERA.  In home games, he has a 3.55 ERA.  Suarez is a rice-ja-broni treat!

Dereck Rodriguez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.93, as he replaces Samardzija in the rotation.  Dereck has the pedigree of major league baseball lineage.  Or I should say pudgigree; he’s Ivan Rodriguez’s kid.  He throws 93-95 MPH, and is finding more success in the majors than he ever did in Double-A, which is not a good sign.  Maybe he visited Juan Gonzalez’s son, Balco.

Andrew McCutchen – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .248.  The entire Giants offense looks like it needs a late afternoon nap.

Buster Posey – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .303.  Whew, what would your 8th place team be doing without Posey?

Jake Arrieta – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 2.66.  The Regression Fairies appreciate Lena Dunham, they call their guy friends “sistah,” and they will destroy your ratios.

Vince Velasquez – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.82.  Now has six straight starts when he’s given up three runs or less.  So, you just know if you pick him up, he’s going to randomly give up 5+ runs in his next start.  Yet, if you don’t pick him up, he will continue to pitch well.  What does he have against you?  Not sure, maybe you try couples counseling.

Jacob deGrom – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 1.49.  Imagine how well he’d pitch if he could locate his elbow.  Here’s the Mets trainers, “You’re getting warm…you’re getting warm…Oh, now you’re getting cold.”  Mets pitcher, “Will you just put the Icy/Hot on and stop playing around!”

Todd Frazier – Expected back on Tuesday.  This is great news for Mets fans.  Not because Frazier is anything terrific, but it gets Guillorme out of their lineup, since he keeps causing Mets fans to have flashbacks to having a Benson on their roster.

Yoenis Cespedes – Will get live at-bats on Tuesday.  Bummer for all you Dead fans.

Steven Matz – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.42.  Not a terrible first two months, but there’s some regression lurking behind the scenes.  Interestingly enough (depending on your definition of interesting), he’s throwing his change a lot more and cut down on his curve.  This has caused him to lose some command (2.6 career BB/9 vs. 3.9), and his xFIP is high for him (4.34).  What does all this mean in the big picture?  He’s ownable, but not startable for all matchups.  Or Matzups, if you enjoy portmanteaus.

Mike Montgomery – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.89.  Real question:  why would the Cubs put Darvish back in the rotation when they have Montgomery pitching this well?

Jon Lester – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.44.  If you were to have asked any Saberhagenmetrician prior to this season, they would’ve told you a great season was coming.  Having a hard time finding a Saberhagenmetrician?  They’re the ones with a diploma from the Fantasy Baseball College of Charleston and, instead of Duck, Duck Goose, they play Duck, Goose, Duck, Goose.

Cody Bellinger – Dave Roberts said they’re not yet thinking about demoting Bellinger.  For fear of painting myself in a logic corner, you can’t say you’re not thinking about something without thinking about it.  Roberts also said, “You can see it’s been tough sledding for him for the first two months of the season.”  Assuming he means it’s been a tough go at it, and not Urban Dictionary’s ‘tough sledding’ definition which means the inappropriate use of a toboggan.

Max Muncy – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer, hitting .243.  What’s that, Muncy’s hitting more homers in the majors than the minors?  *shrugs*  Yup, no idea!  Maybe he’s a Baha Man, and Muncy’s letting the dogs out.

Dylan Covey – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.82.  Don’t usually look at sabermetrics when it comes to teams, but Covey’s ERA got my curious about the White Sox’s xFIP.  Whoa!  Stop hitting on Jack McDowell, you’ve already busted!  They have a 5.12 xFIP.  Holy Castle Woofenstein that’s awful.  Covey himself isn’t quite that terrible, but he gets Fenway next, so, you can keep the Ks, and thans but no thans.

Justin Verlander – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.24.  Some day Verlander’s gotta teach Jon and Sonny Gray, The Gray Bros., how to allow runs and not have your ERA go up.

Charlie Morton – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 2.84.  If you were in a close H2H matchup last week and that was your last start, Morton was rubbing salt in your wound.

Dustin Pedroia – Returned to the DL with knee inflammation.  While not great for a guy who had his knee surgically repaired, the doctors who operated said, “It’s good news he doesn’t have ankle or hip problems, because there’s only about three inches between each part of his leg and our tiny scalpel can only be so precise.”

Andrew Benintendi – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games, and hitting near-.400 since taking over the lead-off slot for a DL’d Betts, and are we sure the Red Sox lead-off slot isn’t somehow infected with some sort of magic pixie dust, and infected is prolly not the right word, and this is a run-on, bye-bye.

Mitch Moreland – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .305.  In one league, I didn’t want to drop Moreland, but I did to hold onto Eugenio, who also homered yesterday.  Thank you for allowing me to vent about real tough decisions happening in my life.  Cougs doesn’t understand.  I tell her about Moreland and she thinks I’m talking about the real estate search she’s doing for both of us.  “I’d love for you to see this house I saw today, but you have to do your ‘blog.'”  Don’t put finger quotes around Razzball, woman!

David Price – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.08.  If the Price were right and neutral on luck and playing Cliffhangers, the yodeling man would hear a 4.08 ERA and get right to the edge of the cliff before falling off.

Marco Gonzales – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  He was in Friday’s Buy, and I believe that was two Buys in a row he’s appeared in.  Only seven more Buys in a row to equal the record held by Ty Wigginton.  A record many say will never be matched like Joe DiMaggio’s hit streak or the number of trips taken to the supermarket in one day by the world’s fattest man’s nurse — both 56.

Chris Archer – Questionable for next start, after his groin tightened.  At least someone is finding excitement from his pitching this year.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, in his third game back, hitting .120.  Maybe he got his terrible two months out of the way and now it’s onto better things.  You’ll have to excuse me for not going to a 24-hour fireworks store in Indiana and lighting an aisle on fire in excitement, but the Jays just refuse to call up Vlad Jr. and now their whole organization is annoying me.

Leonys Martin – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .257, two homers in the last five games, and a hit in each of those games.  My favorite Martin could be a risin’ schmotato.

Anthony DeSclafani – Will start Tuesday.  He had a 22/3 K/BB in his rehab games and wasn’t awful the last time he was in the majors (3.26 ERA in 2016).  Not a terrible gamble, if injuries are truly ass him.  Oops, I shouldn’t have used the thesaurus for ‘behind.’

Matt Harvey – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.79.  This start came in Petco, which means Harvey is a hare better than Bailey.  Misspelling for the pun!

Luis Castillo – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.64.  So, all the sleepers weren’t great.  Guys and five girls, there’s a big blinking sign above Castillo’s head now for six weeks.  It reads, “Drop him.”

Scooter Gennett – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .342.  He’s not hitting over .340 thru, like, five games.  We’re nine weeks in and Scooter is rolling!

Nomar Mazara – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer, hitting .274.  Aw, how cute, he felt left out with all my sleepers having a huge Sunday.

Justin Anderson – 1 IP, 0 ER, 3 BBs and the save, ERA at 2.89, after Blake Parker blew a save on Saturday, but Parker had worked the previous two days and–Oh, who are we kidding, I have no idea what The Sciosciapath is doing.  He doesn’t know!

Daniel Murphy – Still a long way from returning, as he has looked gimpy in rehab.  Sounds like he’s taken the hidden ball gag too far.

Gio Gonzalez – 7 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.27.  The Marla Gibbs line!  Gio’s the anti-sexy, but so reliable.  Gio’s like a Gio!  Only reliable.  By the by, I Googled ‘Gio cars’ and there was a Gio mechanic in my neighbor that had one out of five stars.  Maybe, I don’t know, the mechanic isn’t the problem when you have a Gio.

Jeremy Hellickson – Left after four pitches with an injury.  Or Brian Kenny started managing the Nats.

Anibal Sanchez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.16.  Don’t fall for it.  It’s a booby trap, pronounced like the little kid in The Goonies.

Dansby Swanson – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in three games.  Sticking with the newly established little kids in movies theme, Dansby?  Whoever heard of a Dansby?  Of course, Dansby has been less of a snozzberry of late.

Masahiro Tanaka – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners 7 Ks, ERA at 4.79 vs. Kevin Gausman – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.63.  This matchup was billed as the, “Anti-Gio’s, which is not related to Papa John’s, but they could also give you indigestion.”

Trevor Cahill – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 2.77.  The A’s pitchers are causing a lot of consternation this year, right?  (I don’t know what consternation means either, so just agree with me.)  Cahill’s peripherals are still too good to drop, and the Stream-o-Nator loves his next start.

Dustin Fowler – 3-for-4, 1 run and a steal.  He also homered twice on Friday.  And they said The Dusty Chicken Dance is only for bar mitzvahs where the DJ had to cancel after accidentally swallowing a glowstick.

Matt Olson – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, and four homers in the last four games.  To mix religious metaphors, Rhysus crossed us, sacrificing himself, but, holy cow, Allahson is feasting on some Meccaburgers!  Good thing he brought his Muhammitt to the park.  I think I just brought a fatwa on myself.

   
  1. Cxx says:
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    Wacha is 2018s Gio except Gio keeping being Gio as well. I own him a lot and am happy I’m not playing in top leagues

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cxx: I hear ya

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Cxx: for a closer comp see: l.lynn’s 2017 (hint it’s closer since they were on the same team)

  2. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great write-up!!

    a. Fatwa indeed! Now someone is going to blow up the main branch of some cartoon magazine! Well done.

    b. Pray for me. Got Romine today for his double header with DET (VerHagen is pitching in one of the games, though he has been lights out in Toledo) and Jon Jay because he has been quite hot of late. To deny it is anti-American.

    c. Mark Twain quote of the day for June 4

    This is the law, keep it in your mind. From his cradle to his grave a man never does a single thing which has any FIRST AND FOREMOST object but one–to secure peace of mind, spiritual comfort, for HIMSELF.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • batflix says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Is that like “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law” ?

    • Hawk says:
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      @Ante GALIC:

      There is no one in history who eviscerated politicians any better than Twain did. As much as people today think they hate this pol or that one…Twain hated them more – and he hated all of them.

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        @Hawk: this is arguable between twain and mencken

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Aw geez! B. Haha, good luck! C. Is that Mark Twain or DMX?

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        a. Thanks for the good luck. I chickened out and dropped him from LeonysM. Who knows what will happen, Romine does look good of late.

        b. On Twain, the quote comes from his Essays – this one from the essay entitled ‘What is Man?’

        c. In a H2H points league, start 1 at the U.

        1. Cruz

        Cruz plays 6 games, 2 @HOU and 4 @TB

        Per the schedule, Cruz faces

        Keuchel, LHP (.333, 4 HRs, 33AB)
        McCullers, RHP (.150, 20AB)
        Archer, RHP (.350, 1 HR, 20AB)
        Snell, LHP (.286, 7AB)
        TBA
        Eovaldi, RHP

        2. E5

        E5 plays 5 games, 2 @ home versus MIL and 3 @DET

        Guerra, RHP
        Anderson, RHP
        Fulmer, RHP (.250, 8AB)
        Fiers, RHP (.125, 1HR, 16AB)
        Lewicki, RHP

        I’m leaning Cruz this week. I played E5 for the week that concluded last week. He can’t put two weeks like that back to back, can he? Listening.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Gotcha B. So, you’re saying not DMX? C. Edwin

  3. Nick says:
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    Hi Grey :)

    maybe it’s time to sell away Tanaka’s inflatable ERA,,, Dynasty league
    one offered a cold Mc Cutchen OF
    another offered a hot Castellanos 3B
    i’d rather get pitching but ,,,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: I’d take either, Castellanos first

  4. muskysmell says:
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    Who is the odd man out in this week’s rotation for me, boss? Need to bench one.

    T. Ross @ MIA
    E Rod vs DET
    M Mikolas vs MIA
    A Wood vs ATL

  5. Phil says:
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    Grey, I have to drop Vlad Jr., Aguilar, or OZUNA when C-Mart comes back tomorrow. I’m sad to say I think it’s Vlad. What do you think?

    Also, someone dropped Manaea. Do I drop Tanaka or Quintana for him? I can’t see why, but his cumulative stats are superior.

    Thanks!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Phil: what type of league? Obviously, if its a keeper of any sort, you dont drop Vlad. He just hurt himself, and the Jays just dont seem to be in a hurry to get him up. I can see dropping Vlad at this point in a redraft.

      I would consider dropping Tanaka for Manaea….his season long are bolstered by the no hitter and the near no hitter in Houston the following start.

      • Phil says:
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        It’s a redraft 10 team league with 10 offensive categories. My batting average is mediocre, so Vlad could potentially help in that area. That said, my offense is pretty well stacked.

        • batflix says:
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          @Phil: In a 10 team do you need Aguilar? I’d consider dropping him
          even tho he’s been just fine

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil: Tanaka for Manaea… Can see losing Vlad, depends if you have bench room or Vlad has to play

  6. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft league. 6×6: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, Saves+Holds, K/9

    1) This season is far from over but this team hasn’t been out of 1st place a single week and is now over 12 games ahead of 2nd place. Thank you Grey!

    2) Prominent players dropped by other managers early: Wacha, Snell, Rosario, Cesar Hernandez
    Players dropped recently: Ian Desmond, Yonder Alonso, Jeimer Candelario

    C: Evan Gattis
    1B: Ian Desmond
    2B: Cesar Hernandez
    3B: Jeimer Candelario
    SS: Francisco Lindor
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Mitch Haniger
    OF: Eddie Rosario
    UTL: Jake Lamb
    Bench: Yonder Alonso

    DL: Wil Myers

    P: Max Scherzer
    P: Hunter Strickland
    P: Daniel Winkler
    P: Ryan Madson
    P: Matt Barnes
    SP: Mike Foltynewicz
    SP: Miles Mikolas
    Bench: Blake Snell
    Bench: Michael Wacha
    Bench: German Marquez

    DL: Clayton Kershaw
    DL: Joey Lucchesi

    Thanks as always!

    • Savoy Special says:
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      @Savoy Special: Gattis was also dropped by someone else. So I dropped Yasmani Grandal for Evan Gattis. you said to hold Grandal but I mean, how bad could a DH eligible at C that hits on the Astros be? It’s a long season and catchers wear down after a while.

  7. surfer dude says:
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    Hi grey, 10 tm h2h pts. For ROS – Pham or D.Peraltra?
    Thank you.

  8. Chris D says:
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    Grey,

    What are your thoughts on Folty after his weekend gem? You think he’s finally starting to put it together? Really excited about his future if that’s the case.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris D: Seems like a strong #2, too little command for a #1

  9. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    My team was 13-32-5.
    It is now 39-36-5.

  10. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Is there any hope for Felipe Vazquez to turn it around or can he be dropped without regret?

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @Grey: thanks. Have him in both leagues. Will hold for now

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  11. Drew says:
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    What to with Josh Bell in a 16-team OPS H2H? He’s been floating in and out of my UTL spot, but the lack of power is frustrating. Candelario, Franmil, and Descalso on the wire. Also could drop Bell and call up Flaherty from my MiLB.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Drew: Get Flaherty up for this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drew: Agree with b

  12. Conktown Tinker says:
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    Got offered Donaldson for Aguilar and Treinen..

    Aguilar is batting three bills, praise Jesus, and Blake’s in Treinen to be the best closer in the Wild West. My team just catapulted into first…..

    So why do I want to pull the trigger on Donaldson- a baseball player who can’t throw or stand on two legs. The human mind is weird. Thats why the words for thoughts and feelings translates to psychopathic.

    So, how far does the Razzerific Donaldson Hatred go…. Big Bame or Production

  13. phennore says:
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    16-team 5×5 league. Drop Wood or Heaney for Marco Gonzalez? The rest of my staff is Sale, C-Mart and Pivetta. Yeah, last week was a rough week.

  14. Alex says:
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    Okay I feel bad about treating Wacha like a streamer, used and abused. Now he’s probably gone forever. Oh well (trying to adopt an “oh well” attitude with fantasy baseball).

    Should I pick up Olson over Aguilar?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Alex: Aguilar

    • batflix says:
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      @Alex: I would, I don’t trust Aguilar as much as Olson esp w/ playing time

      …although I just looked them up and they are not as different as I thought they were

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: I’d want Aguilar

  15. Grey grade dee’z two trades 5×5 standard roto cats

    I traded Altuve and Addison Russell for Mike Trout. Inserted Schoop and picked Glyber Torres off the free agent.

    Now my second trade I let School for Dozier

    I think I did good your thoughts

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Dnut Eastwood: If you got Trout, you did good.

      • @Grey: I just want to know where these yeah souls I’ve traded with been the last 10 years

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Where?

      • @Dnut Eastwood: dude ask if I would trade Jose Aguilar and Yu Darvis for The shizz Goldschimdt. Worried Aguilar will come back to earth and may have some ABs taken when that other dude that played in Korea comes off the DL Goldy will be better. I have not much faith in Yu D so he’s a wash

  16. Chris says:
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    Thanks Grey!

    Who you like for my last starter?

    Not an all start cast but it is my last guy.

    Reynaldo @ min and @ Bos
    Weaver @ Cin
    Trevor Williams vs LAD
    Hellickson vs SF cbs has a start for him but I know he got hurt yesterday

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Chris: Weaver

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: None? Weaver I guess

  17. RicoSuave says:
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    Great write-up Grey!

    16 team H2h weekly points league… redraft

    Beltre was just activated and reports are saying the Rangers are going to give him more days off… is he a drop candidate? I could pick up Andujar or Camargo…

    For my Util spot who should I start?

    Greg Bird 2x @ DET, 2x @ TOR and 3x @ NYM;
    Austin Meadows 3x VS LAD and 3x @ CHC;
    Ryon Healy 2x HOU and 4 @ TB.

    Thanks Grey!

  18. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    that’s how you do the “come to a fork in the road with title name choices, ya take it!”

    12 team dynasty. h2h with holds and QS. have
    SP: carrasco, kluber, richards, heaney, arrieta, gibson, pivetta, hendricks, M2 (CUBS) and norris in a SP slot (STL)
    RP (5 slots): kelly/knebel/raise the church/morrow/hand
    DL: carmart, reyes, ryu

    drop norris or M2 to activate carmart for tomorrow? SON likes M2 a good bit less than his FIP numbers (3.85). knebel’s shown up to be not good this year but gotta think he’s got more long term value than norris (even with norris’ SP)

    • batflix says:
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      @Eli Man Penguin Boy: if a closer is near disposable to you , consider trading him imo
      esp Norris as he might not be the Cards closer all year

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        @batflix: norris was added off FA (yeah i know it speaks very badly to league competitiveness, like when you see somebody talk about suarez or gallo in FA on here) by me less than a week ago, so no half smart owner would trade for him.

  19. Kingslayer says:
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    NL Only 5×5 H2H League

    Have to start 2 of 3

    Start Luis Castillo home against STL
    Start Alex Wood home against ATL
    Pick up Clay Bucholz to start @SF

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Kingslayer: why have to?!? Clay and Wood.

  20. Willy Mo says:
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    Desmond is 8 for his last 23 with 2 homers, a steal and 8 rbi. And 3 walks vs 1 strikeout over his last couple games. The big june i called for is happening.

    • LG baseball says:
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      @Willy Mo: do you have a separate site that I’m missing with all of your amazing proclamations? Send me the link and I won’t check it out

    • Cram It says:
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      @Willy Mo: 1 for 9 in June. YUGE.

      • The real slim shady says:
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        @Cram It: let him hang his self. He’s special.

  21. LG Baseball says:
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    Great write up Grey and hope you had a good weekend!

    I’ve been holding Daniel Murphy in my DL spot all season and was excited last week that he was rehabbing and hitting well. Now this news that he is “gimpy” which isn’t a good sign in any profession let alone as a Major League Baseball player. Is it time to cut him loose or will he have an impact when finally back? Second base is thin this year so that helps me hold a little longer.

    LG

    • b the esq. says:
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      @LG Baseball: Is he taking up a bench spot, or is he DL’d for you? If you have the space, hold onto him. If you’re desperate for the roster spot, let him go.

    • Grey

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      @LG Baseball: Thanks! Agree with b, but I’d likely lose

  22. BK says:
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    Made 3 trades over the weekend. Just wanted to see if you liked my moves:
    A. Traded C.J. Cron to get A Meadows

    B. Traded E5 to get Rendon and Quintana

    C. Traded Stanton and Strasburg to get Trea Turner and Springer.

    I think I did pretty well, just love to hear your thoughts. Much love, thanks as always.

    • Grey

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      @BK: A’s kinda whatever, the other two moves are solid

  23. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Hey Grey Great write up as usual
    12 team H2H league
    Ramos, Goldsmidt, gleyber torres, muchado, trea turner, kris bryant, bryce harper, starling marte, cody bellinger, Encarnacion, dee gordon, Juan Soto

    Archer, Sonny Gray, Nola, Paxton, Jack Flaherty, Ed Diaz, Brad Hand
    Madison Bumgarner, Alex Wood

    I Have been wiaiting for Encarnciaon to get hot; i hate to ask lineup advice but Who should i sit to get Gordon and Encarncion in the line up? I was thinking Marte and Bellinger?
    Who should i sit to get Gordon and Encarncion in the line up?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood: Bellinger can sit for a bit to see if he comes around. Play the matchups for Marte probably or Gleyber.

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        @b the esq.:

        Thanks b the esq ; i ended up sitting bellinger for encarncion and left Gordon on the bench for now.

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        @Grey:

        Just noticed Madison Bumgarner is getting a start this week would you start him yet? I put him in for alex wood

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d start him

          • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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            @Grey:

            Thx! Got Bumgarner in the 15th round low risk hopefully big reward.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  24. Herb Gurb says:
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    Thanks Grey! I have Wacha , Snell and Rosario , came back from down 8-2 yesterday to win the week.

    Are you holding Schoop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Herb Gurb: I don’t own him, but I would hold him

  25. Succos Baseball says:
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    Grey,

    Who would you rather buy, Rendon or Sano? 12 tm keeper mixed H2H with OBP instead of AVG. The deal is Dozier and one of those guys to me for pick(s).

  26. NH says:
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    This week who would you start out of these four players and only three can start for Infield.

    J. Ramirez, Machado, Torres, Didi. Yankees play seven games while Cleveland only plays five.

    Which outfielder would you start this week.
    Cain who only plays five games or J. Martinez who plays six.

    Thanks.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @NH: Not Torres. Which Martinez is that? JD? start him. Jose, look at matchps, but lean Cain.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @NH: Agree with b

  27. Kingslayer says:
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    Drop Dustin Pedroia for Brad Miller? AL-Only.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Kingslayer: sure. Pedey isnt healthy, might not be all season. Knee sucks.

  28. DonnieB says:
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    I need to drop one this morning to activate Sano. Should I drop Nate Jones,Castillo, Moreland,Gurriel or Vlad,Jr. ?
    I have Aoldis and Hader as my other closers but only one is getting saves but I still lean dropping Nate Jones. Who would you drop

    Are you ready to pick up Melancon over Jones. I could this later today if Archer goes on DL. Thank you as always.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @DonnieB: Castillo

      • The real slim shady says:
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        @Grey:Drop Castillo, I think most of these guys asking never even read what you say. Tsk…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know

  29. crimedog says:
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    Would you trade soto and lamb for Rendon?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @crimedog: League context? Keeper, keep Soto. Redraft, keep Soto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @crimedog: I would, though tend to agree with b

      • Crime Dog says:
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        @Grey: oh you want details I got details. 14 teams. So the league is in the first year of keeper contracts so this year I’ll have to keep 3 players at season end. I was planning on Trout 3 years, bellinger 2, and springer 1 year.

        I have a logjam of OF right now and have a terrible time deciding who to play (I benched Rosario 3 homer game yesterday). We can start 3 OF plus utility and I have Trout, Springer, Rosario, Soto, Puig.

        My thought was to flip one to upgrade my weaker positions which would probably be 3B where I have lamb and andujar. SS I have Tim Anderson.

        That’s where I was thinking Lamb plus Soto for a buy low 3B? Or maybe I should try lamb and Puig for Rendon? Or maybe stay Pat and pull my hair out every time Puig, Rosario or Soto go off on my bench

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Rendon for Lamb/Puig

        • Crime Dog says:
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          @Crime Dog: I guess to clarify my original question. Would Soto and lamb be too much for Rendon? I would rather give away Puig over Soto but if that’s a no go I want to know if Soto and lamb is too much

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Not too much, but prefer to give Puig

        • The real slim shady says:
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          @Crime Dog: Bench Puig.

        • b the esq. says:
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          @Crime Dog: IF you can do Lamb and Puig for Rendon, do that. I would not lose Soto in a keeper. IF you dont keep him, he could be a trade piece toward the end of the season if he keeps hitting.

  30. Jogon says:
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    I wanna drop Castillo, replacement candidates keeper league with limited streaming :
    Gibson, Rodon, Guerra, L.Weaver, Lynn

    Shoud I drop Deshields for one of these:

    D.Santana, Dustin Fowler, T.Anderson, L.Martin, YGuriel,

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Jogon: Rodon. Guri

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jogon: Any of these could work, I’d likely go Gibson, Anderson

  31. Ry says:
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    Hold Tanaka for the source of wins or move him for 1 of Manaea/Cole Hamels/Caleb Smith?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ry: Manaea

  32. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    1. Eugenio or Seager?
    2. Jo Ma and Pivetta for Jones and Colome (saves and holds league).
    3. Jo Ma for Eaton?

    Which side on each….close?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @DodgerWindowClosed: 1. Eugenio. 2. Colome side, assuming thats Nate Jones. 3. Eaton.

      • DodgerWindowClosed says:
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        @Grey:

        My bad…Adam Jones

  33. Alex says:
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    How would you rank Taillon, Heaney, Cahill?

    I currently own Heaney in an 8 team league but the others are available. Are they all streamers in that small of a league?

    Thanks!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Alex: All streamers in an 8 team, but you ranked them appropriately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Agree with b on streamers, but I’d go Cahill, Heaney

  34. relax says:
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    Keep Matt Adams or drop him for 1 of:

    Gregory Polanco
    Jeimer Candelario

    • b the esq. says:
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      @relax: Candelario

  35. crimedog says:
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    Mitch Moreland or CJ Cron ROS?

  36. Mr. Dump Truck says:
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    I dropped Mancini for Maximus Muncimus. Will I regret this in 2 months? Maybe. Will my team be better positioned for the playoffs? Meh. Will I ever come off the high of this firecracker? Weeee!

  37. Adam says:
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    Grey, I have Wacha, Snell and Rosario on one team, thanks to you. However, I’m only 5-4 in an H2H because I also spent 1/5 of my auction budget on su novio Giancarlo Stanton. Any hope there?

    Bigger question. In another league, I’ve been offered Yelich, Realmuto, Rendon and Hader for my Gary Sanchez, Paxton, Morton and Soto. Trade analyzer says do it fast and don’t look back, but I fear it isn’t properly valuing Soto… Any insight you can give would be appreciated.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: Of course there’s hope…He can hit 20 HRs in a month… Yelich/Rendon > anyone on other side

  38. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h OBP limited moves (budget for season)

    1) Hold T Ross (@MIA, @ATL, OAK) or drop for:

    Musgrove: LAD, @CHC, CIN, ARI
    Eovaldi @WAS, SEA, @NYY, @HOU
    C Smith SD, SF, @SF, @COL
    Skaggs @MIN, @OAK, TOR

    2) Hold Choo or drop for: Nimmo, Soto, Muncy

  39. Mark says:
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    Niko Goodrum. Any good as a player? Tigers are playing him all over.

    Deep league and looking at every angle. Seems like a 15-15 to 20-20 guy but I am not familiar with anything about him. He does strike out a lot though.

    Any idea what he is and any upside in his bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark: Cheap Leonys, could hit .220

  40. Ted Williams’ Frozen Head says:
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    I swear your Monday posts single handedly remove any Case of the Mondays, appreciate you Grey. Quick question, I’ve got Ohtani in a 10 team H2H and have the opportunity to flip em for Kershaw. Worth the dice roll? He never bats for me with the lineup I’ve got in this shallow league and is a great pitcher when he actually manages to get out there but sometimes I don’t even get one start in a week (as you allude to) – roll the dice?

      • Ted Williams’ Frozen Head says:
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        @Grey: Love it, just got it done. Also flipped Happ and Greg Bird for Morton in another league so it’s been a good day of trading! Thanks as always!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice, no problem

  41. lwomack58 says:
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    Need to drop either
    A. Wood or T. Ross

    Thanks have a great day

  42. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    12 TM AL only

    ROS – Chad Pinder or Randall Grichuk?

  43. Joe Beisbol says:
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    I had to drop Belt because I have three other guys hurt (and we only get 2 DL slots). So I need an OF in a 5×5 redraft h2h league unless you think Yoenis is coming back by the middle of this week. Who, if anyone, do I add, and who is my drop?

    Wire options: Franmil, Bader, G.Allen, Muncy, Villar, Zobrist

    Roster
    C – Ramos, 1B – Abreu, 2B – LeMahieu, 3B – Suarez, SS – Machado, OF – Stanton/Cain/EMPTY, Util –  Sano, Bench – Simmons, Carpenter DL (2 spots)- Murphy, Cespedes

    SP – Darvish, Berrios, Corbin, Richards, Roark, Ross, Cahill; RP – Davis, Morrow, Strickland, Barraclough

    (FWIW, I’m actively shopping Simmons and Carpenter, but my league is very trade averse because everyone probably reads Razzball and consider themselves waiver wire wizards. So I blame you for my dilemma. :-p )

      • Joe Beisbol says:
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        @Grey:

        Damn. That’s quite the indictment on Murphy and his chances this season!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s nowhere near returning

          • Joe Beisbol says:
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            @Grey:

            I come to you for these hard truths. Not everything has to fall in a Grey area. *rimshot*

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

    • The real slim shady says:
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      @Joe Beisbol: I’d lose Carpenter. Maybe Roark.

  44. crimedog says:
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    I think it’s time the dodgers demote all their hitters minus muncy as well as Dave Roberts. They’re all terrible

  45. alps says:
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    Hey Grey
    You mind if I vent a little
    My Pitchers got hammered last week. ERA, Whip and all the losses killed me
    it started with
    Heaney 5 IP 5 runs loss
    Carrasco 3.2 IP 6 runs loss
    Pivetta 4 IP 3 runs loss
    Cahill 4.2 IP 4 runs ND ( Hallelujah)
    Bauer 5.2 IP 3 runs loss
    Buehler 5 IP 4 runs ND
    Diaz .1 IP 4 runs loss ( yes he did have 2 saves)
    I can’t say I feel better but thanks for listening

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @alps: Ugh, that sucks

  46. Wudaben says:
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    Points league, who would you rather have ROS Puig or Eaton?

  47. Ostyle15 says:
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    Grey, Grey, Grey (not trying to invoke Beetlejucie!), most triumphant write up!

    Debating my starting OFs this week. Peralta seems to be on a nice little run and think he should “get into my line up”. Problem is: who do I bench?

    Currently have slotted:

    Marte
    Mazara
    KDavis
    Kemp

    Util – Aguilar
    (1b is Goldy)

    Would you start Peralta over any of these guys or hold?

    H2H 14 team league 6×6 scoring with OBP instead of AVG (weekly lock)

    Thanks again Maestro!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ostyle15: Thanks! You have no one to bench there

  48. William Hung says:
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    Matt Olson or Ian Desmond?

  49. Johnnyhobbes says:
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    !. Hope you had a good weekend, 2. Pissed that i dropped wacha after drafting him per your suggestion, totally missed the blake snell write up pre- draft. 3. I definitely didn’t miss the Eddie Rosario sleeper write up….. Taillon(lost of new plus pitch talk on hium) is FA in my league so i picked him up for Cahill as well as took a flyer on carlos rodon. Dropped Polanco for for Rodon. I have enough bats and AJ Pollack and Rhys Hoskins lurking on the DL. League called me foolish for dropping polanco- im paying no mind to that at all. Rafeal Devers has just been dropped for Ben Zobrist……. I’m scratching my head this morning thinking this isn’t real. I know you say keep Cahill around but i don’t think my league has a beat on him so he may be safe on waivers for a bit until i figure things out. But with Devers right now…. worth putting in a claim and dropping…?
    C Evan Gattis – No
    1b Freddie Freeman – No
    2b Scooter Gennet – no
    3b- Sano – No?
    SS Trea Turner – No
    OF G Stanton – No
    OF E. Rosario – No
    OF I Desmond _ No
    utl- Yoan Moncada
    utL- Trevor Story
    Utl – BVrandon Nimmo
    Bench Mac Williamson
    DL – Pollack, Hoskins

    P C Morton
    P C Martinez
    P M Mikolas
    P A Heaney
    P Jameson Tiallon
    RP – Brand Hand
    RP Blake Tienen
    Bench, Alex Reyes, Jack Flaherty, Carlos Rodon

    • johnnyhobbes says:
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      @Johnnyhobbes: points not categories

      • Johnnyhobbes says:
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        @johnnyhobbes: Weekly Lockins, Re-draft league

        • Johnnyhobbes says:
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          @Johnnyhobbes: 12 team league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Johnnyhobbes: 1. Thanks! You too! 2. I’d take Devers over Mac

  50. Christian Herman says:
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    Morton Or C Mart ROS

      • Starz says:
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        @Grey: More hope that Morton even pitches a full season over CMart? Obviously CMart can’t do that anymore, but just in general ROS innings, Morton’s age and max-effort seems to me to be less likely to pitch the rest of the season than does CMart – and that’s outside of results.
        I don’t know, CMarts previous three seasons, and his age, gives me more hope in him than Morton, but to each his own.

        I’m clearly biased as well in case you can’t tell which player I own.

        • Grey

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          Think it’s prolly a push, or close to it, and just because C-Mart’s due back doesn’t mean he won’t get hurt again, see Alex Reyes

  51. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    Hope you’re doing well this fine morning. Weekly league, all offensive categories are in decent shape, but each one has close competition. Please pick two to START this week:

    Story – 3 @ CIN, 3 v ARI
    T Anderson – 3 @ MIN, 3 @ BOS
    Rendon – 2 v TB, 3 v SF
    Cruz – 4 @ TB, 2 @ HOU

    Thanks

  52. DatBum says:
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    Been offered Harper (age 25) and Springer (age 28) for my Benintendi (age 23) and Yelich (age 26). It’s a 12 Team Dynasty (Keep 25 players each year). We use OBP instead of AVG.

    I’m tied for first place. Health permitting, I figure this trade will allow me to pick up 4 points on the HR category, while losing 3 points in the SB category. All in all, I think it’s a statistically neutral deal, but is the value of the names Harper/Springer enough to say yes even though I’m losing a little age appeal?

    Do the deal? Thanks for always helping us sort these things out.

    • Cram It says:
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      @DatBum: You get the best player. That’s Bryce Harper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DatBum: Agree with Cram, do it

  53. RTP123 says:
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    Schoop, DJ Lem, Kinsler, or Peraza @ 2b?

  54. Hepcat13 says:
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    Cher references are the best way to start the day hah

    Yahoo, 5×5, 12 team, H2H

    Looking to sell Segura, on your advice, for Machado. I know you could care less about closers, but worth giving up my only one (Kela) for Carrasco to sweeten the deal?

    I ask to see if it is worth giving up an entire category (saves) unless I hunt on waivers (nobody there). I need do HR and am stacked at SB but Nate Jones is my only other RP.
    Tepera, Ketzler, Clippard are the only on waivers worth sort of looking at.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hepcat13: You’re getting Machado/Carrasco? In a second

  55. Game of Throws says:
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    Actually, I own both Rosario and Snell and I do read what you write. So joke’s on you bud!

    Anyway, someone dropped Sir Anthony Hopkins-Dominguez in my league.

    Should I drop Brach for the star of Westworld?

  56. Wan says:
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    Grey,

    Im in 12 team keeper league. H2H. Currently in 3rd place. We keep 10.
    My question to you is – I have Adames, W. Calhoun and Reyes all N/A or on the DL. Do i drop Adames or Calhoun for Foresst Whitaker? He’s ranked higher than both these guys and should be playing double A ball and could be in majors this year.. thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wan: Meh, hold for now

  57. Kingslayer says:
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    NL Only Weekly H2H

    Start?
    Ian Desmond
    A. DeSclafani (R) .500, 8AB
    S. Romano (R) .000, 3AB
    T. Mahle (R) .000, 2AB
    Z. Greinke (R) .167, 24AB
    M. Koch (R)
    Z. Godley (R) .125, 8AB

    Or

    Gregory Polanco
    R. Stripling (R) .000, 3AB
    TBA
    TBA
    M. Montgomery (L) .000, 3AB
    J. Lester (L) .111, 9AB
    K. Hendricks (R) .385, 2 HR, 26AB

    • Cram It says:
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      @Kingslayer: That’s a lot of research and putting together for presentation. Desmond.

      • Kingslayer says:
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        @Cram It: CBS league just copied and pasted.

  58. Chad says:
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    Is Albies and Berrios too much to give up for Scherzer?

  59. Lindorphins says:
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    There’s been some shuffling of utility-type players in my league and I’m curious what you think of them. Please rank ROS: Domingo Santana, Cron, Braun, Puig, Jose Martinez, Gregory Polanco.

    Also, I think I’m finally cutting bait on Castillo but I just wonder what you think happened to him. He’s already “fixed” his mechanics once and he’s been consistently subpar for so long that I’d have thought any health issue to blame would have popped up already. Any educated guess?

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Lindorphins: Same thing that happened to Luke Weaver.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lindorphins: Braun, Puig… No idea, maybe his mechanics weren’t fixed as previously reported

  60. Green monstah says:
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    Top of the morning grey! Most people when they wake up check the news / weather, first thing I check is Grey’s fantasy daily notes! Great stuff as always!!

    H2h pts weekly lock league, I’ll need a DH since my former DH was Hanley Ramirez & the Sox cut him , I tried to put Ohtani in at DH for a spark since it’s my Espn league he’s Eligible at DH & SP. yeah Ohtani won’t be my weekly DH lol.

    Question is do I drop Hanley to add either victor Martinez, Evan Gattis or denard span (span eligible at OF & DH) or hold Hanley in case a team signs him soon & then drop Pedroia for the DH bat?

    Option 2 drop Hanley for maybe Gattis or any of those DH bats then also drop Pedroia for either: Brandon nimmo, Austin meadows, zobrist (2b/OF), Jesus Aguilar, Brandon Crawford, or jurikson profar (SS/OF).

    I don’t have a particular position of need, just looking for best available for the foreseeable future

    — I mentioned dumping Pedroia because I have a log jam as it is at 2b: my starting 2b is scooter gennett then on my bench I have moncada & also Gleybor Torres (2b/SS). I’m worried about Pedroia’s knee & age at this point

    Thanks!!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Green monstah: You don’t need Pedroia. Geeze. Drop him.

      • Green monstah says:
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        @Cram It:

        I’m a Sox fan & I always draft him but it’s time to cut bait. Just wondering for who though. Drop Hanley too?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Green monstah: Ha, thanks! Pedroia for Nimmo, Hanley for Gattis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Green monstah: Actually Aguilar over Gattis if works for your team

      • Green monstah says:
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        @Grey:

        I’d totally go for Aguilar but maybe not by dropping Hanley for him since we start a DH slot so I’m required to start a DH eligible player.

        Here’s my roster

        C: Wilson contreras

        1b: hosmer

        2b: scooter gennett

        3b: bregman

        SS: correa

        IF: eugenio Suarez

        OF we start 4:
        OF: Bryce Harper
        OF: benintendi
        OF: yelich
        OF: Jorge soler

        Utility Mitch Moreland
        Utility Gleybor Torres

        DH spot open

        Bench:, Pedroia, Hanley, Gregory polanco, moncada, Juan Soto, vlad Guerrero jr, Brandon belt (DL), Ohtani (DH/SP)

        DL slots: will Myers , Todd Frazier

        Pitcher DLs: darvish & mad bum

        4 DL slots total

        Thanks man again

        • Grey

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          If you need a DH, go Gattis

  61. sall goooood man says:
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    good problem of the day: too many SP values in a 10-team H2H. Need to trade one for a bat as i’m losing plenty to injury.

    SP’s: Morton, Corbin, Wacha, Mengden, Stripling, Ohtani, Tanaka, Roark, Archer, Pivetta

    I have an outstanding offer of Ryon Healy for Mengden. Worthwhile? Or just drop Roark and ride hot bats?

  62. Clive says:
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    With Bellinger struggling I could use a 1B and someone dropped M Olson the other day. I don’t have a hitter I can drop, so would you drop Tanaka, Wood or a closer (have Diaz, Knebel, Boxberger, Kela). Or just hold and hope Bellinger turns it around? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clive: Just start Cody for now

  63. your mom says:
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    Hi. Trade shaw and mikolas for castellanos? 20 tm keeper league.
    Thanks!

  64. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft league. 6×6: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, Saves+Holds, K/9

    1. German Marquez is at home in Colorado vs the DBacks this week. Drop Marquez for Tony Cingrani?
    2. Cingrani’s been great outside of a couple day meltdown about a month ago. My opposing manager is going to have 8 SPs go this week while at most I’ll have 6 but don’t think I want to risk starting Marquez and just roll with 5 relieves this week

    C: Evan Gattis
    1B: Ian Desmond
    2B: Cesar Hernandez
    3B: Jeimer Candelario
    SS: Francisco Lindor
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Mitch Haniger
    OF: Eddie Rosario
    UTL: Jake Lamb
    Bench: Yonder Alonso

    DL: Wil Myers

    P: Max Scherzer
    P: Hunter Strickland
    P: Daniel Winkler
    P: Ryan Madson
    P: Matt Barnes
    SP: Mike Foltynewicz
    SP: Miles Mikolas
    Bench: Blake Snell
    Bench: Michael Wacha
    Bench: German Marquez

    DL: Clayton Kershaw
    DL: Joey Lucchesi

  65. Framing Changes says:
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    Thoughts on Rodon over the course of the year? Looking to add him in a couple leagues –

    A. Over Castillo in a 14-team league (thinking yes)?
    B. Over Jon Gray in a 12-team league (thinking no)?

  66. Gotime says:
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    Traded away Just Dong and Tim Anderson for Asdrubal and Trout. Comes into effect today – perfect timing? JD day to day… let’s hope Trout is okay after that knee to the wall…

  67. fredtbn1gs says:
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    SON likes Romero against CHW ($10.2) tomorrow. Would you trust him enough to stream after his last start was such a blow up?

    • fredtbn1gs says:
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      @fredtbn1gs: I should clarify league type this is an RCL

  68. Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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    Made a trade last night in a ten team dynasty keep forever league.

    My Judge for his Blackmon and Vladdy Jr. Pick a side.

    What’s your best guess on the day we see Young Vlad?

  69. southside dom says:
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    Yep, I was up in my H2H with a chance for more with a good game from Morton. Ended up losing.

    Who’s the drop of this crew? Buxton, Gausman, Robbie Ray. 12 team standard H2H

    Also, thoughts on Ye?

    • southside dom says:
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      @southside dom:

      Could also dump Luke Weaver

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @southside dom: Ouch… Weaver — Ye’s disappointing, feels thrown together, what’s it, 25 mins?

  70. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft league. 6×6: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, Saves+Holds, K/9

    1) Please rank based on best reliever/Saves+Holds:

    Tony Cingrani, Keon Kela, Steve Cishek, Tony Watson

    Thanks!

  71. Murph says:
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    Hey Grey
    1 – Cut Crawford, Vlad Jr or Devers for Gurriel or Nunez?
    2 – Velasquez or Marco Gonzales?
    3 – Cut Moreland for Zobrist?
    4 – Cut Buehler for Trevor Cahill?
    5 – For Saves+Holds league, pick 2 – Ottavino, Devenski, Barraclough, Cingrani
    6 – Are you holding Alex Reyes in a 10 teamer 5×5?

    Gotta run grab me a Meccaburger with a side of Dusty Chicken and Rooster Sauce…
    Happy Monday my brotha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: 1. Crawford — Gurriel 2. Marco 3. No 4. No 5. Barraclough, Devenski 6. Nah — Ha, you too!

  72. primetime says:
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    Grey, 10 team keeper OBP

    Drop Jose Mart for Kinsler or Zobrist? Schoop and Moncada not doing anything.

    Also, would you start 3 rockies in weekly fantasy? Thinking Desmond @reds home Diamondbacks over either Cain @cle @phi or Haniger @hou @TB.

    Thoughts team below if another option to drop.

    Starters
    Realmuto
    Freeman
    Schoop
    Arenado
    Story
    Cain
    Hainger
    Mazara
    Ozuna

    Bench
    Bellinger
    Moncada
    Simmons
    Jose Mart
    Nimmo
    Seager DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @primetime: Hold Jo-Ma — I’d start three Rockies any time they’re home, they’re there 3 games this week, so sure

  73. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi grey, I have three guys with 1 start against Miami this week: Flaherty, T. Ross, and Mikolas. Miami starts are always nice, but would you bench any of them for Greinke @COL, Quintana vs. PHI, or Pivetta @CHC?

  74. Man o' green says:
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    Need a closer and was offered Seranthony Dominguez for Joe Musgrove. I’m not exactly stacked at SP so I was hoping for someone more established, but its interesting enough to consider. What say you, man o’ grey?

    12 team, redraft, nonkepper.

    • Bob's Your Uncle says:
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      @Man o’ green: I’m holding Dominguez until he at least gives up a run. If he becomes an occasional 2 inning closer, that’s not bad. But he’s earning trust and trust leads to closing opportunities. He might be Phillies’ knight in shining armor.

  75. Bob's Your Uncle says:
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    I’m waffling between starting Nimmo or Haniger this week.

    Haniger has 6 games including Keuchel, McCullers, Archer, and Snell.
    Nimmo has 5 with Bundy, Tanaka, Severino.

    ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haniger

      • Bob's Your Uncle says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  76. Chud says:
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    Full dynasty salary trade offer:

    I give Wacha ($3)

    I get Edwin E ($34)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine to win this year if you need power

  77. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h OPS/BAA
    Thinking of taking a flyer on Anthony DeSclafani or Clayton Richard for a two start week and then either spot start them or stream out of that spot.

    Who would you drop to pick him up?
    Luis Castillo
    Kevin Gausman
    Caleb Smith
    No one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castillo and Gausman

  78. AllThePrettyStantons says:
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    ROS in a h2h points league Save+Holds : Chad Green or Kyle Barracclough?

    and rank this week in h2h points league, pick 2 : Hosmer, Puig, Nimmo. Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Barraclough — Not Nimmo

  79. Joe Beisbol says:
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    LeMahieu, C.Taylor, or Carpenter ROS at 2B? LeMahieu, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DJ, yes

  80. Matthew Lehman says:
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    who do you have more faith in ROS: buxton or odor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  81. Thunder Thighs says:
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    Morning Grey! What a wizard you are with the sleepers.

    Could you help me with these ROS rankings:

    A. Cain, Haniger, McCutchen, Puig, Gardner

    B. Gibson, Wacha, Taillon, Clevinger, Cahill, VV

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, sometimes… A. Cain, Haniger, Puig B. Wacha, Clevinger, Cahill

      • Thunder Thighs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. A few follow-ups:

        1. Have you heard about Taillon adding a slider to his pitch mix over the last couple of starts – which have been pretty good – and if so, how has that changed your eval of him?

        2. Are you putting any stock into McCutchen showing signs of life during the last week. Perhaps a summer heat-up is impending like last year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. I heard, he looked great last time out, like to see it once more before I conclude he’s fixed 2. Yeah, could be, he’s overdue

  82. Ozzie Smith says:
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    Thank goodness the Braves and Nats don’t have to play each other every week. My batting average was sitting at .395 going into Friday, after yesterday’s game it plummeted to .243. Gross! The counting stats that I had a comfortable lead in every catergory also went right down the toilet. In this league I own…
    Freeman
    Turner
    Rendon
    Albies
    Soto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  83. JCheek says:
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    Need some help with this. Had Justin Turner come back recently. I now have Suarez, Smoak, and Tuner. One needs to be dropped. Can’t see dropping Suarez. Spent a high pick on Turner. Smoak seems replaceable.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner’s the worst one there

  84. Ozzie Smith says:
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    Would you drop Soto to pick up
    Kemp
    Nimmo
    Haniger
    10 team h2h redraft?

    Folty also on waivers, I would like to pick him up, anyone here you would drop for him
    Wood
    Pivetta
    Archer
    Quintana
    Newcomb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No on Soto, Pivetta for Folty

  85. Sven

    nb says:
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    H2h 12 teamer, looking to sell Morton. What kind of return do you think I could get for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  86. RicoSuave says:
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    Hey Grey! Good stuff man! Thank you!
    16 team h2h points league… redraft

    Desmond or Healy ROS?

    Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Desmond

  87. TualatinTwoStep says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Was offered Manny Machado for Dee Gordon, Bradley Zimmer, Yasmani Grandal and Familia. Do it?

    • Chucky says:
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      In a heartbeat. Hit accept before he gets back from rehab.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado side

  88. Chucky says:
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    Piecing together an OF without Mookie and Pollock. Not easy in a 12 teamer with deep benches. Aside from Stanton (ugh) Cargo(6 games v RHP, 3 at Coors and 3 at GAB), Kepler and Nimmo. Max’s numbers v RHP are in the garbage and he faces 5 this week + 2 LHPs. While Nimmo only plays 5 games, all v RHP including the desirable matchups v Cobb/Bundy. Nimmo also faces Sevi. Conversely the best Max faces is Richards. Im going Cargo, so who’s my other, Max or Nimmo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Max

  89. Tom says:
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    my OF is just crap – looking to pick up Renfroe/Happ/Zimmer/Jankowksi – what order would you rank ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ, Jank

  90. Bk says:
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    How would you rank these players in terms of “should be owned” in redraft 5×5 10 teamer?
    Rodon, J Anderson, A Reyes, Ryu, Gibson? Looking to fill a few roster spots. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gibson, Rodon, Anderson

    • Cram It says:
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      @Bk: Gibson, since he’s the only healthy starting pitcher actually performing well.

  91. Scott says:
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    Is kipnis quietly starting to right the ship or is he cooked? .286 with a couple of hr and steals over last 2 weeks. Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pretty cooked, but might have a hot week or 2

  92. mig dog says:
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    great read on this monday morning!

    Scoot Gennet, Felipe Vazquez and Nate Jones for my Kelvin Herrera and Jon Gray.

    hit me with it- how did i do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  93. Brett says:
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    I picked up Molina to try to deal him trying to determine who to send offers too. Would you rather Molina over Cervelli, Zunino or Suzuki?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d just go Molina

  94. American Trout Fisher says:
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    Redraft with OBP instead of AVG. ROS, Odor or Cozart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  95. gfhyde says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I just inherited a 20tm dynasty league. Eflin, Suarez and Muncy are available in it (all on waivers, $1000 budget).

    I was thinking of grabbing Eflin and Muncy for around $80 each and dropping Hundley and Duensing. Cats are all pretty standard except for K/9 and BB/9. Make sense to you?

    Alt catchers on my roster are JR Murphy and Austin Barnes. Alt drops could be Span, Owings has been a gong show, Kendrys Morales has been a bigger gong on a bigger show.

    Appreciated.

  96. brett says:
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    Can you rank

    JA Happ, Pivetta, Godley.

    THanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

      • brett says:
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        @Grey: Where would Caleb Smith fall in that group?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Last

  97. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Gurriel, Moreland, or Cron (my current guy)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mitch

  98. Chad says:
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    Pick one – Betts DL for this week only: Puig, Soto or Polanco?
    Am I crazy to have faith in Musgrove this week? Is my only 2sp this week also. Opp has Hendricks so that battle Sunday could be the deciding factor & for 1st… Or stick with Nola/Stras?
    Thanks as always Grey! Cheers~

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soto — no idea who Musgrove is facing

      • Chad says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Musg has Stripper’ling and Hendricks…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, No problem

  99. Frumpy mannequin love says:
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    Luis Castillo or Folty rest of season only? Thanks, I took Castillo in a wager.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Folty

  100. Jon says:
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    With Molina coming back tomorrow, do you prefer him or Zunino ROS? (I prefer the set it and forget it way of handling the catcher position.) 5×5 scoring

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Molina

  101. Bobby Bones says:
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    Thoughts on Devers? Really struggling but in a keeper league. Know he’s a great talent in a great lineup. Doesn’t seem to have much trade value in my league. Do you hold or drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotta hold

  102. Rick Brown says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Cool write up as usual.Heeded your advice and made this trade in a H2H league:

    Clayton Kershaw
    Adam Jones
    for
    Charlie Morton
    Khris Davis

    Whattya think?
    RICK

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  103. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    1. Bellinger has the second worst contact among qualified hitters on pitches in the zone. Not surprising. His bat looks super slow.

    2. I, strangely, enjoy watching Marco Gonzales pitch. Complete kitchen sink guy, or as Raekwon would say, “flavors for neighbors”.

    3. Spoiled for choice with potential streamers in the coming days. I am hoping you and others could help me. Pick 3:

    Heaney vs. KC (keller) 23.8
    Ed Rod vs. Det (Hardy) 16.2
    Flahert vs. Mia (Chen) 14.4
    Folty @ SD (undecided) 11.8

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yeah, really struggling 2. HA, awesome 3. Not Ed-Rod

  104. Ozzie Smith says:
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    John Ryan Murphy or Molina?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Molina

    • Ozzie SmIth says:
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      @Ozzie Smith:
      Also looks like Steven Wright will be auditioning for possibly taking over for Pom tomorrow, thoughts on him? Numbers look good so far but not very many innings.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Streamer

  105. Scott says:
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    Is Brock holt worth an add in a 12 teamer with pedroia out for who knows how long as a bench bat? He has a lot of positional flexibiltiy and has been swinging the bat well with the playing time. Will he play enough? No h-ram and Bradley has pretty much sucked. Hes been playing every day for the last 5 games. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hell play, but not worth owning in a 12 teamer outside of streams, or if very hot

  106. Young Buck says:
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    Weekly H2H points League. Must start 2:

    Matt Kemp (at PIT, vs ATL)
    Justin Upton (vs KC, at MIN)
    Juan Soto (vs TB, vs SF – only 5 games)

    Thanks. Love the site.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Not Soto

  107. dubjay says:
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    Morning grey,
    Held onto Castillo all year in my 12 team H2H keeper league(keep 10). Still keep hoping he will turn it around. Running out of rope though. Would you drop him and/or Bundy for Rodon/Gibson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castillo for Gibson

  108. Shoopy says:
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    Is Carrasco safe to start this week at home vs MIL? I have Folty at SD or Mikolas at Miami as alternatives. Or start both Folty and Mikolas and bench Carlos at least for this week? Carrasco has been bad at home so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start both Folty and Mikolas

  109. Bernie Brewer says:
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    So I offered Wacha to try and trade for Dozier. The other team countered and asked for Carrasco instead. (My rotation is DeGrom, Carrasco, Wacha, Pivetta, Buehler, Musgrove, Reyes (DL)). Still a good move for me to swap Carrasco for Dozier if I’m needing a HR/RBI upgrade?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  110. Don'tBeAHader says:
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    Would you drop Desmond, CarGo, Duvall, or Dexter for Dustin Fowler or Palka?
    14 team roto mixer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall – Fowler

  111. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. who do you like better this week?

    Tropeano – vs kc (possible 2nd start @ min if they use 5 man rotation).
    VV – vs mil.

    SON gives VV a slight edge.

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just looked at SON, not sure where you’re seeing VV has edge

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: i looked at the 10 day weekly pitcher planner which has VV at 12.2 and Trop at 11.2 (assuming he only starts one game this week, which i think is the plan). even given a 2nd start though, trop actually drops to 9.5. am i missing something?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh I was looking at just this week, not 10 day… Trop is better for just his next start

          • herschel says:
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            @Grey: yeah, even just for this week, i have VV with a 12.2 to 11.2 edge. assuming thats somewhat negligible….

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I see Trop at $16 tho

              • herschel says:
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                @Grey: is it weird that im seeing him at 11.2? am i looking in the right place?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nope, you’re right, just realized I hadn’t refreshed the page in 2 days, my bad!

                  • herschel says:
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                    @Grey: got it….thanks! so still trop though over VV, right?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Trop is safer

  112. John says:
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    Have one NA spot in keeper league. Freddy Peralta or Austin Hays?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hays

  113. Heisenberg says:
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    I used your list the whole way and got lotta dudes 2 or 2+times. It was as uncanny as a pouch of StarKist. Sorry Charlie,er Grey. I only play 3 leagues. All ESPN – H2H -10 TM– 5X5- redraft. Here’s my Grey Top 500 All-Star Team 2018 (so far!) Jose Ramirez-Grey #13(on all 3 tms) drafted #24,#24,#25. Lindor-Grey#11(2 teams) drafted #17,#17. Acuna-Grey#67 (on all 3 tms)drafted #84,#105,#137. Rosario-Grey#76(2tms)#104,#145. Hosmer-Grey#34(2tms)#64,#65. Rendon-Grey#28(2tms)#37,#37. Realmuto-Grey#123(2tms)#164,#165. Best of all I got Bryce Harper-Grey#3(2tms)#4,#5. Of the 15 offensive cats, I lead in 12 of 15, and am close in the other 3. I think you just might be onto this drafting thing. Oh, the pitching. Ohtani-Grey#81(2tms)#96,#124. Morton#131(2tms)#184,#185 And Buehlerand Hader on all 3 teams helps the pitching. Thanks o’ wise one!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glad it’s worked out so far!

  114. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    2 questions uddy.

    1)I am getting Bumgarner back tomorrow, Syndergaard on Sunday. I am looking to drop two pitchers

    My choices to drop are:
    Tyson Ross
    CC
    Nick Pivetta

    Which two should I drop? I am thinking CC and Ross? What are your thoughts on this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross, CC

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey,

        Which pitcher first? CC or Ross? Whomever you tell me first, the other will be cut before Sunday

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ross

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Ok so I’ll cut Ross first and then Saturday cut CC to make room for Thor

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  115. vee says:
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    Sup Grey- nice write up as always

    I picked up Kemp cus he is hot right now. Which 2 to bench vs the top team in our league this week? These guys are on cold streaks

    Abreu (cold streak)
    Soto
    Bryant (cold)
    Inciarte

    Also Caleb Ferguson dodgers pitching prospect just got the call up. Worth a pickup? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender, Soto — I’d try Ferguson

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Who the Eff are all these goofs that espn DOES have in this player pool if they aren’t including guys that are getting called up until the day they pitch?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, they still have David Ortiz in the player pool prolly

  116. alps says:
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    Grey
    In an 11 team league
    would you drop G.Polanco for Dustin Fowler or Zobrist
    Thanks

    • alps says:
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      @alps:
      I could also drop Peraza instead of Polanco for either one of the 2
      thanks

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Drop Peraza instead of Polanco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler

  117. Earl says:
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    Do you have many times where you regret making a trade?

    Few weeks ago, I traded Altuve and Benentidi to get Segura and Stanton. Trade Analyzer had trade slightly in my favour and few people seemed to indicate it would be good trade.

    Well, shortly thereafter, Altuve and Benentidi (especially Andew) decided to start hitting the ball and well Stanton has not quite remembered that he is supposed to hit ball out of the park.

    Such is life in the trading game I guess. Have great week!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, it’s still early, trade is likely fair

    • Chucky says:
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      It’s not that early anymore. Week 11, half way point in my Fantasy league, not including playoffs. Stanton’s been a bust , no way to say it any other way. We all bought into the Yankee lineup and the hitters bandbox in the Bronx. What we didn’t calculate was the league change. Giancarlo’s having trouble with the seemingly better pitching in the AL. JDM isn’t having a problem, Stanton is. hey, it happens. Not sure we can put the genie back in the bottle, and get Jeter to take him back. Not that the Yankees would admit it….but if they have any pictures of Jeter, nows the time to use ’em. Probably looking to sell my Stanton shares at a considerable discount. Getting offers like Grandal, Bellinger. No ones paying top dollar. That’s for sure. In the meantime deal with the o fers.

  118. jaw says:
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    10 team 5×5 h2h. drop ian desmond for any of peralta, muncy, carlos santana?

  119. American Trout Fisher says:
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    OBP league: My Wacha for his Merrifield. Yay or nay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair if you need SBs

      • Starz says:
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        @American Trout Fisher: @Grey: And if you need OFers…Merrifield is one OF start away from earning OF eligib. in ESPN. He may already have it depending on league.

  120. jaw says:
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    10 team 5×5 h2h, drop desmond for one of muncy, peralta, or carlos santana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  121. Fogimon says:
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    Last year you did a Zimmerman DL stint guessing game….. and it lasted way longer than I ever anticipated.

    Why not start one this year for Vlad Jr’s call up? I see you predicted June 12th. Closest to the date gets some Razz points?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I should… June 12th — please!

      • Fogimon says:
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        @Grey: put me down for June 18th

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully sooner! (Like six days)

      • Starz says:
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        @Grey: June 12, 2019…right?
        God I hope not. Do the right thing for baseball, Toronto!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh, no

  122. Peacecoast says:
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    Sup G,

    How are the eyes?

    pick 2 ROS: castillo, fulmer, soroka, rodon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m all good now… I stopped using eyeglass cleaner for my contacts! Rodon, Fulmer

      • Peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: Ya I remember when you revealed that in that podcast I had to stop the ‘cast immediately to come post about it. And you blamed your housekeeper!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Graciela switched the bottle’s location!

  123. Chris says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Good afternoon.

    12 team league
    avg, obp, tb, sb, runs, rbis, hr
    would you drop Gregory Polanco for Jorge Soler?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  124. William Hung says:
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    Can you rank Taillon, Pivetta, Junis, Gibson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta, Junis

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Are you starting Pivetta @ CHC this week?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I am, but it’s NL-Only, not going to in a mixed, I don’t think, might be game time decision

  125. Fogimon says:
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    Keeper league where salaries go up $5 each season for players kept ($260 cap),

    I was offered Machado ($18) for my Vlad Jr ($0)

    Very tempting, I am in 2nd place and have Tim Anderson at SS. Would you pull the trigger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado side

  126. Bk says:
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    Looking to get some Folty shares.

    Give: Travis shaw, 10th round pick

    Get: Folty, 17th round pick

    Need pitchers and have decent CI depth. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  127. Hurt Yoenis says:
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    Would you trade severino for correa or stanton in an rcl league? Assuming your outfielder or infielder that would be replaced is sinilar statistically. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  128. Ashtray says:
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    I have Devers in a 14 team OBP/SLG league where you can keep 6 forever. I have both Bryant and Gallo who can cover third.

    My plan was to hold until around week 20 given the hype but is it time to cut? He’s shown some pop but nothing else.

    Also, he’s fat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, hold

  129. CP says:
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    Gyorko or Camargo at 2nd until Murphy rises from the dead?

    Ozuna finally!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Camargo — Ozuna!

  130. herschel says:
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    @Grey: looking for a sp to target in exchange for scooter g. what do you think of berrios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, he’s about a top 30 SP

  131. Steve says:
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    Question for Rudy, is Sal Perez’s Trade Analyzer value taking into account his position scarcity? It currently has him sandwiches between Correa and Céspedes. Does that mean he’s going to produce like them? Need to drop a player b/c no one will trade with my first place team.

    Trying to figure out if he’ll out produce: Moncada ($8.2), Vlad (-$1.2), Gallo ($11.2) as a bench bat in a standard 5-cat hitting h2h league.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ll ping Rudy

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: thanks, need to make a decision before midnight to activate a DL stash.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • @Steve: there is a mild position eligibility boost for catchers. You can see it in player rater by comparing a catcher vs non-catcher based on Point Shares. I want to say something like $2-$4

  132. Chucky says:
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    One for five with a run scored v AAA pitching v Det in the first game. About what I’ve come to expect from Giancarlo. This guy is the most over rated, under the radar player in all Fantasy. Amazing how many people are still buying into him. You’ll get a handful of HRs but not much more. In todays HR society, there’s plenty of those guys around, i.e. Chapman, Olson, Davidson , et al. Certainly not the elite type production I was expecting from a first round pick. I’m guessing it’s the league change , really don’t know. Looks like he’s over matched against better pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, he’s a legit 55-homer guy, you don’t find that anywhere else

  133. baldy says:
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    SON doesn’t like Mengden’s next two starts. Would your recommend dropping him for:
    Rodon @Bos on possibly Fri night,
    Heaney @KC, @sea (SON loves both of his starts)
    Or Hold on Medgden and just bench him this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Heaney

  134. Kyle says:
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    5×5 10 team league.

    SP- Sale, Severino, Bumgarner, Caleb Smith, Bundy, Gray, Weaver, Mikolas, Buehler, Soroka (DL) and Montas.

    Other team is desperate for SP. I offfered Mikolas for Scooter. Too much/Too little?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good for you, and fair enough

      • Kyle says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey. He accepted pretty quickly so I wasn’t sure if I was giving up too much. Pleased to get your stamp of approval.

        Replacement SP options on the wire.

        Fulmer, Matz, Rodon, Musgrove, Yarbrough, Evoladi, Shelby Miller or Nelson?

        Prioritize in that order or DL stash either of the last 2.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Musgrove, Rodon

      • Kyle says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey. He accepted so quickly I wasn’t sure If he knew something I didn’t. Relieved to have your stamp of approval.

        As far as replacing Mikolas with a pitcher from the wire, in which order should I prioritize? Or SP strong enough to go with DL/Prospect stash?

        Fulmer, Matz, Rodon, Yarbrough, Musgrove, Gonzales
        DL/Prospect- Nelson, Miller, Ryu, Bieber, Beeks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Answered above

  135. WouldYouRideWithNeYo? says:
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    Hey Grey just fyi its Geo not Gio.

    Interstate traffickings aliiiiive, PUSH.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s why Google results were so weird! Pricing the quote, the dope dealers won — PUSH

  136. Jason says:
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    I’m in a 10 team mixed H2H redraft Yahoo league. I’m holding on to Vlad Jr for now and also holding onto Devers (only plays when others have off-days for now until he improves).

    Should I make any obvious moves to improve my team?

    Manaea, Desmond, Herrera, Soler, Nimmo, Healy, Muncy, Alonso, Bell, Valasquez, Guerra, Barria, Leake, Peralta are all available.

    Also, with Carlos Martinez and Molina coming back from DL I would need to drop at least one unless someone actually trades for one of my catchers. For some reason my league rarely makes trades. Thanks.

    MY TEAM:
    ========
    C – J. Realmuto (C,1B)
    1B – F. Freeman (1B, 3B)
    2B – J. Altuve (2B)
    3B – A Rendon (3B)
    SS – M. Machado (3B, SS))
    OF – S. Marte – (OF)
    OF – Mitch Haniger (OF)
    OF – Juan Soto (OF)
    UTIL – Nomar Mazara (OF)
    BENCH: R. Devers – (3B), Vlad Guerrero Jr (3B)

    DL: Yadier Molina

    STARTERS:
    =========
    C. Carrasco (SP)
    W. Buehler (SP, RP)
    L. McCullers Jr. (SP)
    A. Heaney (SP)
    N. Pivetta (SP)
    J. Flaherty (SP)
    R. Stripling (SP,RP)
    J. Paxton (SP)
    C. Martinez (SP) [on DL, but my DL spots are full]

    CLOSERS (only can start 3 at a time)
    ========
    B. Morrow (RP)
    S. Greene (RP)
    Keone Kela (RP)

    DL – Zach Britton (RP), Alex Reyes (SP),

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Molina and Heaney for C-Mart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, and don’t think you have room for a waiver wire grab

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey:
        C-Mart isn’t in a DL spot — so I can drop Molina and still pick up someone else (if you think they are worthy) and drop. Thoughts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Grab Desmond then

          • Jason says:
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            @Grey:
            Drop Heany?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              If you must

  137. Alex says:
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    Just got this offer in an 8 team H2H re-draft league:

    Give: Trea, Carlos Martinez, Vlad. Jr.
    Get: Bryce, Quintana, Harrison

    I don’t think it’s good for me since I’m in need of better pitching (SV/HD included). My offense has been rolling except for runs scored. What do you think?

    What if I countered with this:

    Give: Trea, Carlos Martinez, Vlad Jr.
    Get: Bryce, Snell, Hader

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like the counter

  138. Jim says:
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    Do you like Bellinger or Rosario ROS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario

  139. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Rank Pusha T, Kendrick, post Malone latest albums… OR DID I?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, gotta go Kendrick, Pusha

  140. Watson says:
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    Rendon or Hoskins ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  141. Prog_Nation says:
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    With C-Mart coming off the DL, have to drop 1 player (we have 2 DL spots), preferably pitcher, as have only 2 offensive bench players, not counting Vlad. So,
    1) Junis
    2) Mengden
    3) Reyes who is my 2nd DL for now – who knows when he will return
    4) Also holds/saves leagues, so could possibly drop Will Harris, or Joe Kelly.

    Offensive drop potential:
    1)Healy
    2)Kinsler

    Want to hold Vlad a little longer – we’re not praying hard enough.

    Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinsler — Let’s pray harder!

  142. Joe Beisbol says:
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    5×5, 12-team, redraft. My roster below.

    I was offered Bellinger and J.Upton for Abreu and Simmons. Do I accept? Is the stability of Abreu, and the potential he’s dealt to a contender, worth sacrificing for the potential upside of a Bellinger or J-Upton this season? Do I seek a counter instead for one of those two guys?

    C – Ramos, 1B – Abreu, 2B – LeMahieu, 3B – Suarez, SS – Machado, OF – Stanton/Cain/EMPTY, Util – Sano, Bench – Simmons, Carpenter DL (2 spots)- Murphy, Cespedes

    SP – Darvish, Berrios, Corbin, Richards, Roark, Ross, Cahill; RP – Davis, Morrow, Strickland, Barraclough

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton side

      • Joe Beisbol says:
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        @Grey: @Grey:

        Is that your way of saying “accept the damn trade, you fool, and get you some Bellinger/Upton love?”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  143. Cohen says:
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    Domingo or Bader also Yuli Gurriel or Healy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo… Healy

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: thank u

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          no prob

  144. Long Bawls says:
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    So has anyone seen Niko Goodrum and Julio Borbon in the same room?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, a bar

      • Long Bawls says:
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        @Grey: Highlights for Lowlives, it’s yours!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  145. Steve says:
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    In a 12T mixed redraft with no holds, would you drop Green to activate Bum? 3 other closers Kela, Seranthony, Strickland. Still tanks high in player rater but he doesn’t seem to be used the same way he was last year (less 2 and 3 inning outings and more sporadic 1-inning outings)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  146. Jon says:
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    Keeper league (5×5 scoring), rough ranking of Asdrubal Cabrera, Eugenio Suarez, Matt Champan, and Bregman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman, Eugenio, Chapman

  147. Jon says:
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    Who do you like for the next 3-5 years, Altuve or Jose Ramirez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve

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

    Ian Desmond or Max Muncy for bench bat?

    • Audacity of Schoop says:
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      @ Grey which stream you like best?

      Ed-Rod v. Det ($16.3)
      Jon Gray @Cin ($12.1)
      Sonny Gray @Tor ($8.0)

      • Audacity of Schoop says:
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        @Grey

        Odorizzi v. CWS ($11.5)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ed-Rod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

  149. Wildfire says:
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    Drop Mancini or Villanueva for Muncy? 6×6 H2H w/ OPS

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini

  150. ThE sHiT says:
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    With a rotation that includes Snell, McCullers, Buehler, Pivetta, Folty, and two streaming spots, can i afford to deal Kluber for Arenado?

    3B has been a shuffle of Andujar, Villanueva all season, which has been ok. Still waiting on Vlad too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey: is Kluber/Yelich/Story enough or too much for Trout?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s a lot, I can see it if the league is shallow

  151. Iceberg693 says:
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    Love this page and especially ur writeups Grey. Crazy perspective I can relate to.
    So something I been struggling with… I picked up R Braun a few weeks back and I been going back and forth if he’s worth holding. I just traded Cron (along w O Herrera and Alvarado for Sale lol) so I picked up Alonzo as my erryday 1B but Braun has 1B eligibility and OF obv. I just don’t know if the production/playing time is consistent enough to warrant the roster spot.
    Here is lineup

    Yonder
    DJ L/C Hernandez
    Didi/Simien
    Gallo (1B eligible also)/ Vlad Jr (one day)
    Giancarlo
    Betts
    Nelly C
    Soler

    Sale
    Paxton
    Grienke
    Archer
    Jansen
    Brach
    Herrera
    Tepera
    Santana

    I just always like to have a couple spots to stream and w Betts due back and Vlad hogging a spot there isn’t much wiggle room. Braun ROS, yay or nay? Thx in advance my dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d try to hold Braun, prolly play him over Yonder at some point soon, if not now

      • Iceberg693693 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks homie. I kinda felt like it was way too high round talent to throw away. Yonder has been heating up tho in a lineup that’s heating up. Having both works with Braun having the 1B/OF option. Needed to hear it from an expert. Much appreciated Broseph Gordon Levitt.

  152. Uncle Urnie says:
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    Grey Thank you for shaking me free from my nonsensical Turner/Stanton offers the other day. Ever since marijuana became leagal out here I’ve had trouble concentrating. I dunno. Gonna let that one go. Please raank these four starters now and moving forward. K’s. SO’s. Wins and QS’s. Price. Archer. Scaggs and Quintana Thank you sir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, no problem…. Archer, Quintana, Skaggs

  153. lwomack58 says:
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    Need someone for stolen bases who wouldn’t kill my avg.
    Jankowski, Pereza, D. Fowler(OAK) or Zimmer.

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  154. bobbo says:
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    11 team 6×6 h2h OPS
    Need four, who sits?

    Ozuna vs MIA (Urena)
    Puig @ PIT (Musgrove)
    Desmond @ CIN (DeSclafani)
    Teoscar vs NYY (Sabathia)
    McCutchen bs ARI (Corbin)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teoscar

  155. Brett says:
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    Can you rank Newcomb ja Happ Clevinger qs instead of wins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Newcomb, Happ

  156. Brett says:
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    Can you rank in a qs league ja Happ Clevinger Newcomb

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered

  157. Worm Burner says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Do you expect a significant regress for albies ROS? still a big win to get him for Bogaerts?
    I think big win but only about $2 upgrade per trade analyzer.
    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, I’d take him over Bogaerts

      • Worm Burner says:
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        @Grey: thanks man, sorry for the late question. I appreciate it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No worries

  158. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h OPS/BAA
    Trade Christ Taylor for Folty?
    He’s essentially a bench bat for me right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  159. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Tepera, Blake Parker or Justin Anderson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tepera

  160. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Would you drop Pivetta, Gibson, or Wood for Carlos Martinez?

    • Scuffy McGee says:
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      @Scuffy McGee: Or Bundy or S Gray. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, bud.

  161. ThE sHiT says:
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    The deal evolved to Kluber/Yelich/Story for Arenado/Kershaw. What side? ESPN 14 team 5×5 league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado/Kershaw side

  162. Stephen Lyon says:
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    SON likes Vargas to the tune of $9 at home vs the O’s tomorrow. What does non-mechanical Grey think? It’d be in a 14-teamer…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him in an NL-Only, but wouldn’t touch him in a mixed league

  163. Heath says:
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    Which side do you like here?

    Bellinger/Cody Allen/Felipe Vazquez/Berrios

    For

    Rosario/Kela/Hand/Stripling

    Thanks Grey.

  164. lwomack58 says:
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    Sorry for the follow up question-to pick up Pereza I need to drop a pitcher-

    Which to drop
    T. Ross or Cahill

    Thanks

  165. NH says:
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    Would you trade Morton for Bauer?

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