Yesterday, Miguel Andujar went 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .316, and slugging around 4,000 in the last week.  I think I know what is happening here.  Yankees fans, in their meathead accent, are cheering him on, but he feels like he constantly has to re-announce himself to the fan base like they’ve forgotten about him.  Imagine how maddening that must be.  They scream, “ANDUJAR?!”  And, Miguel, shakes his head, thinking to himself, “Why do they keep asking, ‘And you are?’  They know who I am, don’t they?  Will I never be good enough?  I guess I have to homer again.”  And so it goes, so it goes.  When Drury returns, Andujar might get squeezed for playing time, but right now I see no way they could ever bench him.  Prospector Ralph and I talk a bit about Andujar on the podcast, and I mention how Andujar could outproduce Gleyber and be the Rookie of the Year.  They will know, ‘And you are!’  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Brandon Drury – Set for a rehab assignment.  That’s nice, but we’ve had enough of you, and you’ve already been Pipp’d.  Don’t rush back now, you hear!

Giancarlo Stanton – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .224.  You’re gonna think this is just a coincidence, but before yesterday’s game I had a dream that Giancarlo was wearing a whipped cream bikini and I was a giant tongue, and then he went and did this.

Masahiro Tanaka – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.28.  Sonavabench!  Prospector Ralph and I talk about Tanaka on today’s podcast.  It goes something like this, “His peripherals look great, and I still don’t trust him.  He’s like the Japanese Pineda.  A piñata in the shape of Hello Kitty.”  I wish I could say even after yesterday’s game I feel better about Tanaka.  I’m not sure I’ll ever fully trust him, which is just terrific when you’re trying to figure out when to start a guy.

Didi Gregorius – 1-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .324.  Didi has 24 RBIs.  Ya know, the ol’ 160+ RBI pace.

Ervin Santana – Nearing mound work.  That’s some serious BS.  The Twins are paying him how much to do groundskeeper work?  *intern whispers in my ear*  Are you sure that’s mound work?  Hmm…  I wanna believe you, intern, but you work for free, so you’ve lost some credibility.

Walker Buehler – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, as he was recalled.  Stream-o-Nator loved this start, and I also love me some Buehler, unlike Rooney, but Buehler is headed back down to the minors, which does sound like the actor who played Rooney.

Jarlin Garcia – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.00.  Damn, that was impressive.  All right, need to look at him one more time.  Low Ks high walks, 91+ MPH fastball, 99% LOB.  The Regression Fairies are going to tap dance all over this guy’s grave soon (in sparkly shoes, while throwing confetti).

Mark Melancon – Will play catch on Thursday.  What a fun event!  Will gloves be involved?  Will someone play Cat’s in the Cradle during that game of catch?  I’m dying to know!

Chris Stratton – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.32.  He’s been nowhere as dominant as his ERA says, but he also has a career 3.29 ERA (in 93 IP), and it’s hard to be completely terrible pitching in San Fran.  It’s like Petco, but with water past the outfield fences, instead of white people picnicking with chardonnay.

Mac Williamson – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Between Gleyber, Teoscar, O’Neill, Dahl and not Acuna, Williamson has been lost.  It’s too bad, and not simply because Mac Williamson sounds like a blaxploitation actor.  He’s got incredible power (6 HRs in only 11 games in Triple-A this year), and could easily be the rookie to own this year, if Hunter Pence plays this year as much as last year.  Mac could also hit .205 and be less than Dolemite.

Trey Mancini – Hoping to return on Tuesday from his bruised knee.  In the NFL, they take a knee.  In MLB, they bruise their knee and take a seat.

Jonathan Schoop – Resumed activities.  I wonder if one of those activities was decoupage.

Kevin Gausman – 8 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.66.  Feels similar to Tanaka.  I could give you a long list of reasons why you should own Gausman, but when you do, you will never trust him.

Yonder Alonso – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .225.  I admit his batting average leaves something to be desired, specifically a better average, but the power looks right there again.

Carlos Carrasco – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.31, WHIP at 0.86.  I don’t know what’s the best pitches to strikes ratio– Okay, that’s not necessarily true.  I know it, and Carrasco is good keeping the ball in the zone.  (By the way, you know who else is good at it?  Pivetta!)

Tyler Skaggs -7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.96.  His peripherals look solid so far, better than they’ve looked in past years.  Of course, he’s still looking to top 115 IP for the first time in seven seasons.

Gerrit Cole – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.29.  I cannot tell a lie.  I paid someone on Craigslist to spray a rainbow by the entrance to the Astros’ clubhouse to try to draw in the Regression Fairies to see Cole.  I also found someone in Missed Connections who I think was mentioning how the latte foam in my mustache reminded them of a walrus.

Robinson Chirinos – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Uh-oh, Chirinos!  (Lot of Chirinoses in baseball now, huh?  Chirinoii?  Chirinii?)

Delino DeShields – 2-for-4 and two steals (1, 2).  Rudy called me yesterday — we talk, y’all! — and he was saying how there is so few guys on waivers for steals.  Mentioning Adam Engel, Leury Garcia and Craig Gentry and how they’re not really ownable without killing you in other categories.  Tis true.  If you’re falling behind in steals, you might need to trade.  SAGNOF of the steals variety is a desert landscape.  By the way, sometimes I tell Cougs, she should ‘eat a D,’ and when she rolls her eyes, I say, “D as in dessert.  Because you have a sweet tooth.”

Marcus Semien – 2-for-6, 2 runs, and his 3rd homer, hitting .270.  He’s been hitting at the top of the lineup, and I wish I could say it’s due to something he’s done, but he looks exactly the same — Samien? — it’s the A’s who might be viewing him differently.

Yoan Moncada – 3-for-5, 3 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .240.  Still getting a ton of questions about Moncada on the daily.  Pick up, drop, yadda-blabbity-bloo.  I ranked him in the top 100 overall in the preseason, nothing’s really changed.  White Sox have played in 19 games.  So, what’s Moncada’s pace?  Roughly 30/30/.240?  Um, guys and five girls, that’s pretty good.

Jose Abreu – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer.  El Grande Dolor!

Avisail Garcia – Left yesterday’s game with a strained hamstring.  What an odd thing to find in a colander!

Yolmer Sanchez – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd steal, hitting .292.  ‘Member when he was a first week schmotato?  We were so much younger then, and you had more hair!

Carlos Rodon – Threw 34 pitches in extended spring training.  Extended spring training is like regular spring training without the curfew.  A real delinquent spring training!

Mike Leake – 3 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 6.59.  Seems more like a flood than a Leake.

Mike Zunino – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Catcher questions in 3, 2, 1…

Mitch Haniger – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 8th homer, hitting .324.  Mitch, does not kill my vibe.

Christian Villanueva – Scratched yesterday with a sore hamstring right before taking part in a Coors game.  That’s like getting the flu right before a date with Camila Cabello.  You gotta rally, Villanueva, because you’re missing rallies!

Franchy Cordero – 2-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, in 11 games.  I feel like Gomez Addams, but it’s Franchy that makes me amorous.  Can’t Wil Myers (4-for-6, 1 run, 2 RBIs, 1st steal) get hurt again?

Carlos Asuaje – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Coors can Asuaje any inferior ability.

David Dahl – 2-for-4, 1 run as he hit cleanup.  I don’t want to overreact, but could someone knock Carlos Gonzalez over the head.  Please.  Not like a fatal blow, you sicko.  Just knock him out for six months.  Can you do that?  Thanking you in advance.

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .353.  I’ve built a skyscraper out of tinsel for my ant farm.  Those lil’ buggers are gonna love it!  I’m just going to put it by this open window–NOOOOO!!!  Torenado!!!

Trevor Story – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his a slam (5) and legs (5), hitting .247.  Not to call Mr. Prorater on the intercom, but Story’s on pace for 30+ homers, and we haven’t even reached 85% chance of liftoff yet in the summer in Coors.

Scott Schebler – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .292.  For what it’s Werth, I have Schebler projected for about 25 more homers, so there’s still a lot left in his bat.

Mike Foltynewicz – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 2.77.  One of those walks eventually came back to haunt him — “AHHHH!!!”  “I am the Ghost of Past Walks.  Boo.”  — when he gave up a badonkadonk to Schebler after a walk to Billy Hamilton, of all people.  His lack of pitch economy also yanked Faultywirewitz early from the game.  He should’ve never read Pitch Economy by Alan Greenspan.

Nick Markakis – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  If Acuna was threatening Elon Musk’s job, Teslas would be $500 and have hovercraft technology.

  1. FrankGrimes says:
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    The Franch Revolution is real.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FrankGrimes: Did you mean Franch military losses?

      • SWAT290 says:
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        @Grey:
        Those cheese eatin’surrender monkeys!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  2. SallyCips says:
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    Meathead raises hand…but seriously, glad I picked Andujar this morning.

    Shhh on Myers! I dropped Franchy to activate him on Friday. ;)

    What a missed opportunity for Walker’s parents to name their child Ferris. Hopefully no one else in his life is.

  3. Elliot

    Elliot says:
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    5×5, Ramos or Zunino, ROS?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Elliot: Zunino

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Elliot:
      MZ Hammer (Zunino)

        • Malicious Phenoms says:
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          @Grey:
          HAHA, I did. Feel free to use it any way you see fit..lol

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha, nice

  4. Phil says:
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    Did I give up too much in this trade?

    He gets: Teoscar, Lucchesi, Sal Perez
    I gets: Carlos Martinez

    I have Grandal at C and Teoscar was a UTL guy. All three guys I’m trading were picked off the wire in the past two weeks.

    Rotation is: Severino, Keuchel, Bauer, Castillo, Gio, Anderson, Pivetta, Lucchesi.

    Thanks in advance!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Phil: league size, type of scoring etc. would be helpful, but I think it works for you depending what you can pick up to fill the open roster spots.

      • Phil says:
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        10 team w/ 10×10 scoring that favors SP’s. IP, GS, QS, K, W, era, whip, and 3 reliever categories. Teoscar hurts. Perez is a catcher and Grandal is fine. Not sure what to make of Lucchesi.

      • Phil says:
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        Mancini replaces Teoscar. Then Acuna.

        • b the esq. says:
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          @Phil: I think it works for you, assuming Acuna is up at some point in the not too distant future.

          • Phil says:
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            Here’s the line-up: Grandal, Goldy, Schoop, Segura, Bryant, Story, Shaw, Harper, Ozuna, Cain, Villanueva, Conforto, Mancini, Acuna, Odor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil: Sounds solid

  5. Another Dan says:
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    Good stuff Grey,

    Franchy Cordero is Nice man, but his batting average last year v L (.227) and R (.358) Angers me. I think that this will cause him Toulouse playing time.

    You Bordeaux of all the puns yet ? Can’t wait till Strasbourg pitches against him.

    Brest wishes,

    Another Dan

    • Scott says:
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      Frenchy also has been up less than 2 weeks and this is already his 2nd series in Coors. Nice timing.

    • Blergball says:
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      @Another Dan: You ain’t Lyon, like the talent but he’s still a Lille raw

    • Pouss-Pouss says:
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      @Another Dan: I’m Marseille, you Cannes make some good puns

  6. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Nice write-up.

    a. Started Starkakis when I saw he was starting against a RHP and Sal Romano was his name. Sal did well surprisingly.

    b. In that same game saw that Duvall walked twice (!!!) going 1/2. Lots of hits and runs from Cinci. I will say hitting is contagious and also the Reds are really due. Here comes Scooter 4 HR game!!!

    c. Mark Twain quote for April 24

    It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: A. Nice! 2. He’s due! C. So awesome

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        Thanks, man. I’m just writing them down as I see them. Hopefully I won’t be repeating too many, lol. This was is appropriate 200 years later.

        Start two for tonight.

        1. Olson v. Cole Hamels (Lefty v. LHP, methinks he’ll probably sit)
        2. Duvall v. McCarthy (He’ll be in there but will probably K at least twice!)
        3. Martin v. Kuhl (Lefty v. RHP, but Kuhl will be cool tonight)

        Talk about choose your poison. I’m leaning 2,3 and sitting 1. You?

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          These quotes are incredible… Sit Olson

          • Ante Galic says:
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            @Grey: Grey!!

            As incredible as they are and I love them very much, you are even more incredible so take that.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Aw…Thanks!

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    Nice Ferris Bueller reference. Years ago I had a young bank teller say to me that I resembled an actor from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. I said, “Matthew Broderick?” She said, “No”, and went into deep thought. Then she said, “That counselor guy who was trying to catch Ferris.” I said, “Ed Fucking Rooney??” She said, “Yeah…that’s him.” WTF?? At least she didn’t say Ben Stein.

    I have a few days to figure stuff out (maybe make a trade), but if nothing develops, who do I cut loose when Buxton comes off the D.L.? Merrifield, E. Rosario, Mallex, Acuna, or DeShields?

    Thanks.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Jake: mallex

    • Old School Brother says:
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      @Jake: have people also said you look like Ganondorf?

    • Ohtani Bonaduce says:
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      @Jake:
      Ed Rooney is a dead pedophile. Ben Stein was a better option.

      Mallex.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jake: HAHA… Mallex

  8. Scott says:
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    Gausman – you can’t trust him. He lost about 2.5 ticks from last year and has given up 7 bombs already this year. This start was more about the Indians ineptitude. Their hitting flat out sucks now. They are tied with Miami and SF for 3rd fewest runs scored. They’d be tied for second worse in runs if the twins didnt have a 3 game series cancelled because of snow. They are hitting .215. Nice top of order, the bottom half isn’t any better

    Lindor: .224
    Kipnis: .163
    Ramirez: .237
    Encarnacion: .149

    • Scott says:
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      Yan Gomes had the 2nd highest average in their starting lineup yesterday and he’s hitting .245. And they still have a 2.5 game lead in their division.

    • Darrell Lester says:
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      @Scott:
      His FB avg was up to 94.1 yesterday with a max of 97. 92.4 avg heading into the game, so that’s a significant improvement.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Good, I don’t want to trust him

  9. FleatBatt Bill says:
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    …Should I trust Hamels against the A’s?

    • cmutimmah says:
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      @FleatBatt Bill: The A’s as a team have struck out 207 times in 23 games… lead the league in GIDPs… They make it easier on pitchers than they should. They kill RHP, but have significantly less power against LHP. Hamels only gave up one run in a matchup earlier in the season.

      Aside from Lowrie, Chapman, and Khris Davis, they are pedestrian hitters.

      I don’t think Hamels is a huge risk.

  10. Phil says:
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    Grey, who do you like better today:

    VV vs Arizona
    McCarthy @ Cincinnati

    Thanks!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Phil: McCarthy. Hard to pass up a game v Cincy right now

  11. JakeTPE says:
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    That’s hilarious. I hope you looked at her after that and said, “Les jeux sont faits. Translation: ‘The game is up’. Your ass is mine.” And kept looking at her… And then her hand searches for the alarm button under the counter.

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @JakeTPE: damn. That was in reply to Jake like 3 comments above. Sorry, all.

  12. Mojoman says:
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    Thanks for your great article, Grey.
    I’m in 13 team standard roto and here’s my pitching staff.

    * Draftees – Bumgarner (DL), Keuchel, Wood, Bauer, Ryu
    * Streamers – Wheeler, McCarthy, Guerra

    Yeah, not that great team. I had wasted my draft picks for Lynn and Chatwood. They’re dropped.

    2 questions!

    1) someone has dropped Sonny Gray, and should I pick him up? Is he worth using my waiver priority?

    2) I just sent a proposal my Ian Happ for his Luis Castillo. If accepted, who wins?

    Thanks :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mojoman: 1. Sure 2. Castillo

  13. Spider Pigs says:
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    Semien is for real. 20/20 season a real possiblity…and hitting atop one of the best lineups in baseball

  14. Murph says:
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    Grey!
    Grabbed Dahl for upside…

    1 Cut Peralta for Flaherty or Stratton?

    2Are we to expect a erotic reference every time Stanton hits a home run? (your history says yes) Someone’s going to need to check the Kamusutra out of the library!

    Thanks!

    • DinduNuffins says:
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      @Murph: I picked up the Strat attack and had to bid on a nice side of Ryu to go with my footlong steak and cheese,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: 1. Stratton 2. Yes

  15. DinduNuffins says:
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    Nevermind AnduJarHead…It’s about Joey Bats because he can! Lets goooooooo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DinduNuffins: You watch The Challenge? You sound like Devin when you end your comments

  16. VinWins

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    If you are looking for an MI for today, there is one sure thing. Chad Pinder is 6 for 6 (with 2 BBs) vs Hamels. Oh, that includes 3 HRs.

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @VinWins: nice to no,thanks

  17. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Who wins? I give Encanarcion + Garrett Richards + Brett Gardner. Receive Votto + Jackie Bradley Jr.

  18. Greg says:
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    Hey Grey, johnny Cueto is for real. He wasn’t able to throw splitter well last year and this year it’s devastating. Hitters swinging and missing even when they know it’s coming.

    Did you foresee his bounce-back?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Greg: He’s already bounced back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Greg: I didn’t

  19. Blergball says:
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    Drop Velasquez or Ryan Zimmerman for Franchy?

  20. Jimmy Dugan rules says:
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    anybody trust Hamels tonight vs the A’s???

    • cmutimmah says:
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      @Jimmy Dugan rules: The A’s as a team have struck out 207 times in 23 games… lead the league in GIDPs… They make it easier on pitchers than they should. They kill RHP, but have significantly less power against LHP. Hamels only gave up one run in a matchup earlier in the season.

      Aside from Lowrie, Chapman, and Khris Davis, they are pedestrian hitters.

      I don’t think Hamels is a huge risk.

  21. Cubjet says:
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    Would you drop any of these for Mac Williamson

    David Peralta
    Aaron Hicks
    David Dahl

    Thanks in advance

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Cubjet: meh

      • Dubs23 says:
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        @b the esq.: I grabbed Mac and he has given me the same amount of RBI as Rizzo. Comical.

  22. Buster Moon says:
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    Keep dreaming!!

    #moretongue

  23. El Famous Burrito says:
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    The Franchise!

  24. mrs. featherbottom says:
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    Nice! Just saw that Jose Martinez’s dad was the guy who hit the homer off of Canseco’s head. Madonna!

  25. b the esq. says:
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    Good morning!

    Need to lose a SP to pick up a Rendon replacement (possibly Andujar)

    Drop Lucchessi, Sonny Gray or Shark?

    Shallow 6×6 (holds) and QS instead of wins.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @b the esq.: Agree with b–Wait… I’d lose Gray in a shallow league

      • b the esq. says:
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        @Grey: Ha! Thanks! Appreciate the advice. Was leaning that way. Im interested to see what Lucchessi actually is. In this league can’t hurt to hold him and find out. There are others on waivers if I need to drop him later.

        Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  26. Tony C says:
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    Grey thanks for the great info today! Kinsler or Odor ROS? Teoscar or Olson ROS? Please rank Buehler, Wheeler and Folty for ROS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Odor…Olson…Folty, Wheeler

  27. Chris says:
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    Drop Desmond for Dahl in H2H?

    Thanks

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Chris:
      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Agree with MP

  28. b the esq. says:
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    Meh. What has Colorado done to suggest Dahl plays regularly?

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @b the esq.: he hit cleanup in his second game up? And started against a lefty the day before that?

      • b the esq. says:
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        @DonSlaughtOnslaught: Parra is serving his suspension. When he is activated, I don’t think Dahl gets that play time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @b the esq.: Hopefully CarGo’s out a while, only hope he has

  29. DodgerSindowClosed says:
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    12 team Holds and saves league. H2H so patience is my key seeking to build a championship team for September playoffs. Strickland on wire. You dropping anyone here to get him as a handcuff to Melancon or hold?

    My RP: Trienen, Holland, Britton, Melancon, Devenski

    • b the esq. says:
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      @DodgerSindowClosed: Is Britton on your active roster and no DL spots? I would probably lose Britton, or put on DL if you can.

  30. Reggie!Bar says:
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    Buxton or Jose Martinez, ROS? Thanks

  31. HAL says:
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    I was offered two trades from different managers:

    1. Darvish+Ian Happ+Gleyber for my Pollock+Gallo.
    2. Bud Norris for my Jack Flaherty

    If I accept both, I’d drop Kela. If I only accept #2 then I’d probably drop Flaherty. I have too many OFs so this would balance my hitters and make me a lot more flexible. Do you think it’s smart to: i) buy low on Darvish and Happ; ii) sell the injury risk of Pollock and Flaherty; and iii) increase my AVG by giving up Gallo.

    Basically, the apples-to-apples trade would be:
    Flaherty -> Darvish
    Pollock -> Happ
    Gallo -> Gleyber
    Kela -> Norris

    Yes to both trades?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @HAL:

      Hold on both.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @HAL: no to both.

    • Justin says:
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      @HAL:

      Gallo’s average doesn’t hurt that bad if you already are playing Happ.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HAL: Agree with others

  32. phennore says:
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    Margot or Frenchy ROS?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @phennore:
      Margot

        • Ante Galic says:
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          @VinWins: lol!!! Pierre Eliot Trudeau’s (aka PET’s) concubine.

          Cheers,
          Ante

  33. BK says:
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    5 x 5 roto (OBP instead of Avg) – need to drop one of Brinson, Dahl, Cordero, Schebler. Who is odd man out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BK: Franchy

  34. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Franchy or Andujar or Cron ROS? Also, start Porcello (@Tor) and Morton (LAA) today?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Andujar. Start ’em both.

  35. Peter Rabbit says:
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    OPS, TB, and slugging Head to Head league

    1) would you drop Dickerson, Cron, or Villanueva for Smoak, M. Taylor, or Josh Bell?
    2) Wacha or Sonny Gray?

    Thanks

      • Peter Rabbit says:
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        @Grey:
        How would You prioritize smoak, Bell, Taylor? They are all on waivers . Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No idea who Taylor is

          • Peter Rabbit says:
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            @Grey:

            Michael Taylor – thanks – I was thinking Smoak, Bell, Taylor

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup, that order

  36. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the HeyHey!!!

    At this point, does it make more sense to have Old Man Melancon or Britton stashed in my DL spot? I heard Britton plays catch to Jason Mraz songs not that old Harry Chapin crap, because Millennial.

    Love yas!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sportivetricks: Neither really, but Melancon, I guess… You should watch the video too…

      • sportivetricks says:
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        @Grey:

        Wooooooooooooooow dude . . . just WOW.

        I did say that my “questions/thoughts” were numbered, and that particular statement post did “ask” for your thoughts on the MIL bullpen. I guess I’m paying for criticizing your use of the dirty double space after a period. (It’s dirty. It’s dirty? ummm. ummm?)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I know. Very dirty.

          • sportivetricks says:
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            @Grey:

            I still love ya bro. (period, full stop)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, love yas!

  37. Old School Brother says:
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    Drop Kingery for moncada? 12 team h2h 6×6 added ops

  38. Bqw says:
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    Just grabbed Luis Castillo off waivers. Do you trust him or should I bench till he comes around a bit?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Bqw: I would sit him at least 1 start, see if he comes around. If you lose 1 good start worth of stats, you know you have a good thing moving forward. One bad game of stats hurts you worse than missing one good game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bqw: Agree with b

  39. Baldy says:
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    Hey Grey whats your though on starting V Velasquez tonight against AZ? Meh or Sure?

  40. bigbear says:
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    What, no mention of the Josh Fields save?!!!

    Gausman – completely agree with you on not trusting him. I don’t get the feeling that he trusts himself. Hopefully this was a confidence builder that he can build from.

    Alonso, Kemp, Cron?

    Dahl, Smoak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bigbear: That’s just Jansen getting night off — Alonso — Smoak

  41. Barker says:
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    12 team h2h ops bb k hld

    Someone dropped Buxton

    How much of my $241 faab should i use to acquire him

    I was thinking between $80-$100

    Drop maikel franco, domingo santana, luchessi, cishek, nicasio

    My of – k davis harper upton gordon domingo gallo c taylor
    My 3b – rendon gallo franco gyorko

  42. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Good morning!

    Do you like Devers or Andujar? Teoscar or Rosario?

    Gracias, mi beisbol amor! Have a great day, folks!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Scuffy McGee: Devers. Teoscar.

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @b the esq.: Thank you!

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        @Grey: You’d rather own Teoscar than Rosario? That’s a stark change from your preseason projection.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Amed?

      • Crime Dog says:
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        @Grey: Have you moved E Rosario down in your rankings or just like Teoscar that much?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like Eddie Rosario more than Teoscar… I said Amed Rosario?

          • Crime Dog says:
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            @Grey: Sorry, just saw your response to kilkennybrian’s comment after I posted.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No worries

          • kilkennybrian says:
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            @Grey: I thought he meant Eddie.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No idea

              • Scuffy McGee says:
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                @Grey: Haha!! Meant Eddie. My bad.

  43. HamPorter says:
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    I’m in a 10 team NL only league, would you drop Aaron Altherr for Mac Williamson?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @HamPorter: Altherr has not done much of anything, so sure, why not.

  44. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Hey Folks,

    I have been getting lucky on the bottom feeding on the add / drops yesterday I picked up flaherety, sonny gray and greyber torres……………..

    I have 12 team h2h my pitchers are archer, nola, Paxton, duffy , sonny gray, flaherety and Madison bumgardner…

    Alex Wood just came on the wire drop anyone to pick him up or is he pretty much same thing I would get w/ gray Paxton and duffy?

    Thanks Grey, the hitters first strategy works……there seems to be a better pitcher on the wire each week but nobody drops hitters.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood: I would drop Duffy for Wood. Im not sure how those players are hitting waivers in a 12 teamer though….

      • Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood says:
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        @b the esq.:

        I know I got archer thru waivers last week I don’t quite see the logic of some of the drops

        The guy who dropped wood drafted pitcher heavy and dropped wood to pick up Salvador perez. And he already has realmuto

        Who am I to question?

  45. braves uk says:
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    hey Grey/other helpful commentators

    15 team roto with OBP. And saves +holds as one category (not just saves)

    Give: Brad Hand, Odubel, Starlin Castro

    Get: Jean Segura, M Zunino,

    Trade analyser doesn’t love it.. but it doesn’t account for sv/holds rather than svs.

    I have excess OF, but not may others need OF. could do with solidifying my MI and speed, hence Segura. Have Murphy for 2B on DL and Ketel for now.
    Zunino would be upgrade over Suzuki if i need power?

    Any thoughts appreciated.. thanks!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @braves uk: Don’t love it. 15 team saves and holds, Im not sure Im giving up Brad Hand that easily.

      Depends on rest of roster, possible adds for that vacant roster spot, etc. though.

      • braves uk says:
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        @b the esq.: Thanks B, appreciated.. have 3 other good closers (rubbish SP but great RP!)

      • braves uk says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. And Zunino is upgrade on Suzuki?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  46. Rabbit Trails says:
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    I have Teoscar, Pujols and Peraza. Buxton will be coming off the dl soon and I will need to drop one. Also, Deshizz is on the wire. Would you move any of the three to make room for Deshizz. “Make room for Deshizz” sounds like an awesome sitcom. Come to think of it Teoscar and Deshizz would be another awesome sitcom where they are undercover cops that play baseball or they are both pimps that play baseball and make casting couch films and feed the nefarious underworld of human trafficking. Interesting note, crossing guards are the ultimate human traffickers. Final interesting note…I think my co-worker just sharted.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rabbit Trails: Haha… Nice! Pujols and Peraza for Bux and DeShizz

  47. Big Ticket says:
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    Weird league structure – making decisions now for 2019 and beyond, 2018 doesn’t matter. Would you rather have C-Mart or Happ as a keeper in OBP roto? Obviously C-Mart looks better for ’18, but will Happ get an everyday role by ’19 or will Maddon continue to be insane … ? Thanks Grey

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Big Ticket: C-Mart is a much more sure thing. There is a distinct possibility that Happ keeps getting the Maddon treatment. He could get regular playing time, but as of right now, definitely cannot say that for sure.

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        @b the esq.: Agreed, but Happ has the higher upside. And, SP is pretty easy to acquire in this league. If C-Mart breaks out and has 240 K’s with 3.40 and 1.10, it’s a tough sell. But then again, if Happ goes 280/360/540 in 600 AB’s next year, I’ll be kicking myself.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big Ticket: C-Mart is a number one — Happ is an upside gamble

  48. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Two questions. Need your opinion on both.

    1) I swung a deal last where I gave up Dexter Fowler and minor league pitcher Jose Albertos and I get Scott Kingery. Thoughts on the deal?

    2) I want to bring up Miguel Andujar, but I need to drop someone in order to bring him up. THese are my choices Brian Anderson or Nick Markakis. WHo do I drop? Thanks as always buddy

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: 1. Like it. 2) Mister Anderson (in agent Smith’s voice), that is the sound of inevitability. It is the sound of, you getting cut.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        I might be able to flip Kingery for two top prospects( Evan White and Kopech) and an OF. His OF are JBJ, Calhoun, Gardner, Pearce, K. Davis, Williamson, Dietrich, Hicks, Kepler, and Duvall. Which OF should for in the deal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Davis

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey,

        I might be able to flip Kingery for two top prospects( Evan White and Kopech) and an OF. His OF are JBJ, Calhoun, Gardner, Pearce, K. Davis, Williamson, Dietrich, Hicks, Kepler, and Duvall. Which OF should for in the deal?

  49. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    SON loves Kuhl home vs. DET and Velazquez home vs. AZ. Should we start both, one, none?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up: Detroit is pretty lousy, so sure. Almost wish the VV start was in AZ, but he has been pitching well, so roll with it.

      Also, check Streamonator.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up: Detroit is pretty lousy, so sure. Almost wish the VV start was in AZ, but he has been pitching well, so roll with it.

      If Streamonator says so, roll with it.

  50. Mark says:
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    Watching some of the Giants games, everyone is gushing of Mac Williamson’s swing. I think he’s real judging AAA and now his limited 2018 season so far. The way people talk about Mac and his new swing, the rookie of the year will not be from Atlanta after all and in fact maybe in the state of California.

    But Mac looks very much real. I am sure you know about his new swing…and I know it’s a few games, but this looks like a continued tend from AAA and spring training. In reality, this has bee about 30 games of pure power domination of hitting.

    I know the hype train is about everyone coming on early and exiting late, but in this case I think everyone may have missed a sleeper. The homers he hit the OPPOSITE way were about 112 MPH each and absolute blasts. Last nights homer, I think , was the longest of the statcast era in PacBell I remember the commentators correctly and/or the longest opposite field homerun this season in the entire MLB. Either of which is impressive.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark: Don’t think anyone’s missed on him, unless the league is deep… He’s out there in my leagues — His problem isn’t power, it’s contact, amybe that won’t matter, but it’s there

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: his problem isn’t the contact. It’s A gangly-manbird.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, both prolly

    • Humm Baby says:
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      @Mark: Giants fan here.. Gray I forgive you for constantly ragging on the G-men (most of it deserved).. Mac W. has over 200 career ABs, and has been on and off the roster since 2015. Not sure he’s ROA eligible, but I don’t know the standard.

      • Humm Baby says:
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        @Humm Baby: Sorry, meant Grey, and ROY.

  51. Dancin Homer says:
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    I’m currently solid in all my H2H categories except steals.

    DeShields is available. Would you drop Yuli Gurriel for him? Yuli is currently occupying one of my “UTL” spots as I have Hoskins, Gallo, & Sano all with 1B eligibility.

    As always, thanks for the help

  52. Bob says:
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    RP Question – 10 man league with 2 RP spots that must be filled with a true relief pitcher and not a SP/RP that starts. I have Hader as one RP but GIles is my other. Do I cut my losses and drop him for Middleton or hold in hopes he regains the role?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Go with Middleton

  53. Det. John Kimble says:
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    I’m carrying Nick Senzel. With the Suarez news, is it worth dropping him for Andjuar? The league only has four bench spots.

    Thanks again Grey

  54. Robert says:
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    Drop I. Happ for Moncada?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Robert:
      Yup, Moncada

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Robert: yes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Robert: Agree with others

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        @Grey: trade chris taylor for Moncada?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  55. Nightmare! says:
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    Morning Lord of the Grey!! Couple quickies for ya….

    1) Eugenio Suarez playing in triple A and might be back by the weekend. Time to cut bait on Sano and pick up Suarez or Joey Bats? Candeleiro also available.

    2) i know these guys likely streamers but can you quickly rank them for me
    Skaggs, newcomb, Stratton, Folty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nightmare!: 1. I wouldn’t drop Sano 2. Stratton, Newcomb

  56. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h OPS
    Which one sits? Have the hittertron ratings but wondering about human input. Thanks as always.
    Puig vs Miami (peters)
    Desmond vs SD (lauer)
    Cron @ BAL (Cobb)
    Ozuna vs NYM (Wheeler)
    C Taylor vs Miami (peters)

    • hondo says:
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      @bobbo: Cron because it’s going to be raining in Baltimore all night.

  57. Willy Mo says:
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    You may you remember (prolly not) back in February I was hoping the Yankees would not add a 3rd basemen and would give the job to Andujar. I commented how I thought he was really similar to Marcell Ozuna as a hitter with a similar minor league trajectory, just Andujar with a little less power. I dubbed Andujar, “Ozuna Lite.” I heard a start from Michael Kay during broadcast in last nights game that Andujar leads the A.L. with 5 multi extra-base-hit games. If he keeps this up hes going to be Ozuna Heavy… Only thing that concerns me is that the Yankees might be stubborn with brandon drury and work him in when he comes back, who they think could break out Gregorius style.

    • Willy Mo says:
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      @Willy Mo: a stat*

    • Willy Mo says:
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      @Willy Mo: welp, this is poorly edited… you may remember*

      • Willy Mo says:
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        @Grey: you been catching any of puigs ab’s?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I have not, impossible to watch Dodgers outside of highlights since I live in LA

          • Willy Mo says:
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            @Grey: would you trade puig for schwarber today?

            • Grey

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              Nope

  58. Joel says:
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    Speaking of The Regression Fairies, I flipped The Heralded Lord Morton for Darvish (1 for 1). Let’s see how that works out.

    Byron Buxton is now a FA in my league. Uggggggg…

    A. drop an inactive Acuna for an inactive Buxton?

    B. Apart from Hernandez, is it Taylor or Merrifield who gets dropped when the DL boyz return?

    Here’s a peek at my hitters:

    G. Sánchez NYY – C
    R. Hoskins Phi – 1B,OF
    C. Taylor LAD – 2B,SS,OF
    J. Ramírez Cle – 2B,3B
    F. Lindor Cle – SS
    M. Ozuna StL – OF
    M. Trout LAA – OF
    W. Merrifield KC – 2B,OF
    E. Hosmer SD – 1B
    T. Hernández Tor – OF
    R. Acuña Jr. Atl – OF

    A. Rendon Was – 3B DL
    J. Schoop Bal – 2B DL

    Fanks fer de content n de help. Lookinh ferwerd to de podcasrt. Sorry

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel: Haha… A. Meh B. Taylor

  59. Tony C says:
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    Great work today Grey! ROS Kinsler or Odor? Pick 2-Teoscar, Olson or Jo-Ma? Please rank ROS Buehler, Wheeler or Folty? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: You just asked this

  60. LanceCT says:
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    Please rank Porcello or Richards or Clevinger

    my Desmond for any of them

    thank you

    • LanceCT says:
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      @LanceCT:

      Also, how would you rank Desmond v Peralta who was just waived

      thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LanceCT: Clevinger, Richards — Sure — Desmond, Peralta

  61. Bucktail30 says:
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    Dynasty keep forever OBP league…

    Walker Buehler, Dylan Cease and Xander Bogaerts for Johnny Cueto and Corey Seagar

    Which side?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Bucktail30: Keep forever dynasty? Buehler side. Seasonal, Seager side.

  62. Dat Bum says:
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    I have a 12-team keep forever dynasty team where I’ve been offered Severino for my Senzel and Conforto. It’s 5×5 but we use OBP instead of AVG and QS in place of W’s. My hitting group is built for years of success but my aces are getting up there in age.

    My Roster:
    C) Barnhart
    C) K Suzuki
    1B) Hoskins
    2B) D Gordon
    3B) *J Turner
    SS) *Bogaerts
    Mi) LeMahieu
    Ci) Moustakas
    OF) Stanton
    OF) Yelich
    OF) Benintendi
    OF) Conforto
    OF) Mancini
    U) JMartinez
    U) DeJong
    Bench: ARussell, DPeralta, Senzel, KTucker, WCalhoun, Pirela, BZimmer

    SP) Scherzer
    SP) Kershaw
    SP) Darvish
    SP) Clevinger
    SP) Ch. Anderson
    SP) Montgomery

    RP) Jansen
    RP) Chapman
    RP) *Knebel
    RP) Kela
    Other Arms: Minter, Devenski

    Do I make the move? I feel like I fear Conforto might be a top 50 OBP League bat for years to come and Senzel could arrive in the mold of Bregman. That said, Severino may be a top 5 SP and fits my need to get a little younger in my SP group.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dat Bum: I’d take Severino, but you have so many top SPs, guess I’d still do it, maybe trade another SP for another bat

  63. Favio Vasquez says:
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    Not sure if it was mentioned already but who gives better longer season value, Kingery or Acuna (if and or when the call up ever happens). Waiting for Acuna is like waiting for your friend to pick up curbside back in the day and its 10 mins past the agreed time.

  64. Mark says:
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    Simien is interesting here. I think he’s the same player he’s always been, but this is probably going to be the season he WAS going to have last year, if he didn’t get hurt.

    I think he will come close to a 30 hr/ 25 sb season….maybe slightly under in the homers but yeah…I mean close to 100 runs and 50-60 rbis willl make him a top 5 SS and might challenge for the top spot if he gets his average to .270…..which I doubt the average.

    • Grey

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      @Mark: Hope so!

  65. Patrick Bave says:
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    @grey 12 team h2h would you give up Hosmer and DJ Lemahieu for Cody bellinger ? Its Yahoo and the team giving up Hosmer and DJ has Rizzo to play 2B

  66. wilto1be says:
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    Trying to piece together end of my pitching staff. Best for ROS? pick two Lynn, Folty, Odorizzi

    • wilto1be says:
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      @wilto1be: Please include Faria on that list as well

  67. KarlJ says:
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    Pretty deep at SP but some of my OF are struggling and am waiting for the Acuna callup
    Would you drop Reynaldo Lopez for Franchy Cordero?

  68. William Hung says:
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    #shallowleagueproblems

    Looks like a few owners in my league aren’t waiting till the end of april to make the tough cuts. My league is #ruthless

    So that makes Luis Castillo and Miguel Sano as waivers in my league the past 2 days.

    My starters are currently: Archer, Corbin, Pivetta, Bauer, and Severino
    Relievers are: Brach, Boxberger, Devenski, Treinen, Greene, and Colome

    As for Sano, I’m not sure where I can fit him (fat joke!) – but that power upside has got to be rosterable I think – much like B-Ham is rosterable cause of that steals upside. I have to admit that I am not the biggest Sano fan due to those offseason talks about his weight.

    My current 3B is Shaw and Rendon, while my UTIL bats are Eddie Rosario and B-Ham

    So 2 roster questions:
    1. Which RP should I drop for Castillo?
    2. Should I drop Shaw or Eddie Rosario for Sano?

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: OK yeah – i am leaning towards a hold on both as well, but keeping a close eye on if Rosario is really sitting against lefties – he did start the last game against one, but was moved down to 6th – hoping he gets in the lineup tonight against CC

        • Grey

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          Yup

  69. Jake Ebersole says:
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    Just got offered Kingery for my Dee Gordon, 6×6 H2H cat keeper league. Do it? Thinking about next year when Dee loses 2b..

  70. DonnieB says:
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    Schebler is on waivers. Should I pick him up and drop Buehler, Peraza or Happ? My pitching is Severino,Nola,Archer,Bauer,Castillo, Corbin and Wacha. Could use a power OF bat. Thanks.

  71. whodat says:
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    Yonder or Smoak for the rest of the year?

  72. Chicitysox23 says:
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    Sell high on Han Ram?

  73. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    3 questions for you.. they’re kind of related, but I think it would be helpful if you answered them independently, please!

    (12-team H2H with OBP)

    1. Would you own Margot or Franchy (FYI Margot currently riding my bench and only being slotted in when possible)

    2. I also have the option of dropping Margot for Candelario – and I can slot Candelario in at 3B (currently have Maikel Franco, who has been getting a lot of days off) as well as spell him in at the IF slot.

    3. Keeping in mind the above, would you rather have Margot, Franchy or Candelario?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: 1. Margot 2. Meh 3. Margot

      • Eric says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey. Quick follow-up! Odubel is also out there – does that change anything for you..Margot or Odubel?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Margot

          • Eric says:
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            @Grey: Margot or Babe Ruth?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Margot (Ruth’s dead)

  74. primetime says:
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    Grey, would you pick up ANDUJAR or Candelario and drop any of these guys on my bench.

    Again, on a bench player as Arenado is my 3B.

    Story
    Branktly
    Inciarte
    Puig
    Mazara
    Souza – DL

  75. Phil Rizzuto is Alive!!! says:
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    Better speculative add:

    W. Calhoun
    T. O’Neill
    D. Robertson

    Thanks.

  76. Crock says:
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    Turner/Norris or Rizzo/EE?

      • Crock says:
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        @Grey:
        What about Turner/McCutchen or Rizzo/EE?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rizzo

  77. Cable says:
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    H/H points..ROS….put these in order Gallo,Andujar Moustakas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cable: Gallo, Moose

  78. Synyster says:
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    Guys and five girls line always makes me laugh out loud!

    Are we nervous starting [email protected] tonight? Didi keep up this pace all season long?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Synyster: Yes, Didi goes 50/190.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Synyster: I’d start Ohtani, and Didi will slow

      • Synyster says:
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        @Grey:

        Prob a stupid question, but this is my first year playing H2H. I find most weeks my opponents have one or two more pitchers going than I do. Is it that much more advantageous? I figure they might end up with more K’s, QS, and W but isn’t it a double edged sword as well? I’m 3-0 in H2H so far so I guess its not that huge of a deal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Doesn’t seem to be hurting you

  79. NJW says:
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    Great read as always! My pitching staff has been loaded thus far (Gerrit Cole, Charlie Morton – thanks Grey, Zack Godley – thanks Grey, Jose Berrios, James Paxton, Luis Castillo), with a couple of exceptions – Marcus Stroman and Sonny Gray. This is a keeper league where you keep 5 and I kept all offense, so no troubles there.

    I’m particularly worried about Sonny, his recent allergy to missing bats (ZERO Ks from last outing), extremely high WHIP/ERA (I know it’s early) have me wondering if he has a turnaround in him.

    Seeing that I have a reasonable base of SP, would you suggest hanging onto/benching those two, or taking an upside play like Jack Flaherty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @NJW: I’m benching him for now in one league, would drop him in a shallower league

  80. Wormhole says:
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    I give Scherzer for Springer and Berrios…12 team H2H

  81. Swfcdan says:
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    Loving the new Miggy right now.

    Altuve/D Duffy for
    Dee/ T Bauer

    Which side?

  82. Swfcdan says:
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    And deal Manaea for Ozuna?

    Sell high, buy low baby. Need an OF.

    • Dave Funnell says:
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      @Swfcdan:

      Manaea might be the pitcher from 2 years ago….but selling high is always a good thing.

  83. EG says:
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    Michael Taylor or Deshields ROS?

    • Dave Funnell says:
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      @EG:

      Deshields.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EG: Push…DeShields

  84. bacca72 says:
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    5×5 OBP. Struggling in OBP but I think that will level out with more time.

    Pick 2 ROS. Cozart, Semien, Desmond, M. Williamson, Franchy.

  85. Gotime says:
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    H2H standard cats weekly redraft .. pick up Flaherty and drop Devinski, VV, Castillo or hold.

    • Dave Funnell says:
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      @Gotime:

      Once Wainwright gets healthy, I can see Flaherty getting sent down. Seems to have a very small leash.

  86. Launch Angle says:
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    In what order…Carrasco, C-Mart, Cole, Nola, Syndergaard

    In what order…Story, Andujar, Moncada

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Launch Angle: Look at my preseason rankings, nothing’s changed on any of these guys

  87. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good morning, Grey! A Nell Carter reference–and a Dolemite? You are truly a Dolemite 2: a Human Tornado! Pardon me, a Torenado!

    A) If I’m leading in ratios, sitting Berrios @ Yankee stadium is prob a good idea, no?

    B) Do you like L Weaver at home vs the Mets? SON loves it, but I’m scared after the shellacking the Cubbies gave him. Just an off day?

    C) Sorta seems now like San Diego might work at getting Franchy in that lineup. Hang onto him or drop him for Frisco’s Big Mac in the hopes that Gangly Manbird can’t win his job back?

    D) Trading Godley for Pollock. Which side?

    Thanks a lot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GrassyKnollRedding: Ha, thanks! A. Yeah, makes sense B. Seems like an easy start C. I’d hold Franchy in Coors if nothing else D. Pollock

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: Great advice, as usual. Would you choose any of Skaggs, Stratton or Lucchesi over either Weaver & Flaherty? Thanks again!

        PS: Your boy Melky finally signed a deal (w/CLE). Think he’ll be relevant at some point?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends on matchups… i.e., Lucchesi is better than Weaver if Lucchesi is home and Weaver is not… Melky’s fine for counting stats, not much else

  88. Dr Y says:
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    Story or Tim Anderson, 10 team mixed, no middle infielder, will play ss

    • Dave Funnell says:
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      @Dr Y:

      Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t believe in Story at all. Big reason why I’m holding onto Rodgers in a keeper.

  89. Dave Funnell says:
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    I’d really like Carlos Asuaje to struggle so Urias can get called up.

      • Dave Funnell says:
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        @Grey:

        Is that a knock on Urias or a praise of Asuaje going forward? Urias seems ready, despite recent struggles.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I own Asuaje in 2 leagues, and need him out there

          • Dave Funnell says:
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            @Grey:

            Would you recommend Asuaje and Urias in points leagues? I need 2B depth behind Rizzo. I get that it depends on who you drop, but as a general rule, are they points league viable?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Everyone is worth owning if the league is deep enough

  90. Phil says:
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    Is Mikolas roster worthy in a 10 team league that favors SP, or is he a streamer? His stuff looks pretty good. 96 mph heater. Slider and curve. Mustache. I kinda like him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil: Streamer in 10 team

  91. Mike says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Do you drop Jeff Samardzija for Luis Castilla?

    I feel like I waited so long for him to come off the DL (I know it is early), but Castilla was dropped in my league.

    My other starters are:

    Carlos Carrasco
    Chris Archer
    Jon Lester
    Marcus Stroman
    David Price

    So I could drop Stroman if that makes more sense.

    Thanks…

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: I’d cut Stroman before him

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! Mike.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  92. Lucky Dog says:
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    Stupid Arenado joke makes me laugh every single time. I look forward to your book, “the published works of Torenado quips”. It practically writes itself!

    If the Braves played just a bit worse defensively Folty would have given up enough runs to lose his cool nickname (hey, it’s the rules)

    Semien’s been raking the last couple weeks. 20-20, .280s bitter? Why for you no like him at leadoff?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lucky Dog: I own Semien and like him, he’s a .245 hitter tho

  93. Cubjet says:
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    Trade my luke weaver for raisel iglesias

    Current pitching staff
    Strasberg
    Paxton
    Sonny Gray
    Samardzija
    Snell
    Jack Flaherty
    Tyson Ross
    Chris Stratton
    Luke Weaver
    Maeda
    Danny Salazar

    Neris
    Treinen

    Thanks in advance

  94. sturock578 says:
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    did you catch any of Buhler’s start? stuff looked like Sydergaard in roy oswalt’s body.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sturock578: Saw highlights, he does look awesome

  95. Matty says:
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    Good morning. Thanks as always.
    In a 12-team 6×6 h2h dynasty do you prefer Cron or Bour going forward? (I think I know the answer but I want to check on the consensus).
    Also- Folty, Maeda, Pom- who do you think winds up most valuable this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: Cron — Pom, close tho

  96. Andy says:
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    Sell Alex Wood or Bauer for Manaea?

  97. lwomack58 says:
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    Who do you like better for ROS
    Milo, Lucchesi or Pivetta? Please choose two.

    Thank you

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        Miles Mikolas

  98. SpecialFNK says:
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    yahoo league, regular 5×5.

    there was a trade accepted of Rhys Hoskins for Edwin Diaz. do you think this trade is good or should be vetoed?

    • cyler8 says:
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      @SpecialFNK: That is a tad bit one sided in my opinion. But I am not really for vetoing trades unless I smell collusion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SpecialFNK: I think it’s awful, but I wouldn’t veto it

  99. Alex S says:
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    I’m torn on a trade right now.

    I give up Scherzer for Lindor and Luke Weaver

    I have Thor Castillo Morton and Stroman as reg SP otherwise. My bats aren’t all that bad either but am lacking in Power slightly.

    Thoughts on the matter?

  100. Wilsonian says:
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    Pick one:

    Franchy, Belt, Schebler

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

    *Not really looking for a long term monagamous relationship. Just something that’s fun for right now. If it turns into something more, then great.

  101. El Famous Burrito says:
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    What’s your price limit on buying-in on Christian Villanueva?

    The owner isn’t being ridiculous asking for a superstar, but even a decent non-closer RP with excellent ratios is pretty valuable in a H2H Categories league.

    I guess what I’m saying is, on a scale from Ryan Flaherty to Jose Ramirez, how real is this Outta Nowhere Guy?

      • El Famous Burrito says:
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        @Grey: Shit, because the offer on the table is this year’s Devenski, Robert Gsellman.

        I must contemplate this on The Tree of Woe

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  102. Uncle Ernie says:
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    At this point of the season would you trade Stanton and Conforto for Arenado? Stanton fits better in my lineup but could tweak it a bit to accommodate Arenado. Hold Stanton and wait or trade him? Thanks

  103. Slowmez says:
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    Excellent. H2H 10 team ESPN standard. A few scenarios I’m pondering

    1) Drop Puig for Dahl or Williamson?

    2) SPs to target in trade if offering one or more of Beltre/Miggy/Puig?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slowmez: 1. No 2. Manaea? Castillo?

  104. Cyler says:
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    Should I start Roark on the road in San Fran tonight? He seems solid this year but stream – o – nator no likey this start it seems.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cyler: Then I wouldn’t

  105. Wisler While U Twerk says:
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    Knebel is on the wire but i am over roster size as I have gleybar in my na spot. Should i drop kingery and treinen/middleton as a closer to get knebel for ros? Also would love to grab hanniger, would you rather have gleybar than hanniger? I have trea turner at ss and schoop/lowrie already at 2b. 10 team h2h w 10 hit and 6 pitch cat. Starting slots for 5 sp and 2rp. Super shallow benches

      • Wisler While U Twerk says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man! What about the rp? In order to do anything i will need to drop 2. So ill drop treinen, kingery, and gleubar for knebel, haniger, and a stash prospect (meija/flaherty/vlad jr maybe)…go for it? Knebel comin back in a couple weeks right? My roster would bebelow.

        C s Perez
        1b han ram
        2b lowrie
        3b aranedo
        S’s t turner
        Of jo mart
        Of m betts
        Of n Cruz
        Util n castellanos
        Bench bats:
        Votto
        Haniger
        Eaton
        Dl schoop

        Sp degrom
        Sp severing
        Sp bauer
        Sp Clevenger
        Sp pivetta
        Rp knebel
        Rp Middleton

        I know long post but much appreciated bossman!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t understand why you’re doing these moves

          • Wisler While U Twerk says:
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            @Grey: Thought knebel was elite closer that i could get for free but would have to dump the yoing bucs to create the roster space. Also just think haniger will be more productive ros than either gleubar or kingery but was getting your opinion as I’m no mustachioed savant.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I like all of these guys, not at the expense of dropping others tho

  106. Fred says:
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    Is the Scott Kingery hype over or something? Worth dropping for F. Cordero in a yahoo H2H league?

    • Cyler says:
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      @Fred: I am holding Kingery because of his pos eligibility. Right now he has 2B and 3B. Very soon he will also get SS and OF. I also believe that he will blossom to a 20/20 hitter with good average.

      So I guess it depends. Is it redraft or dynasty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fred: I’d want Kingery

    • @Fred: Kingery is gettin’ dropped because he’s in a lil’ baby slump (2 for 20) and there are a lot of shiny new toys out roaming on that wire prairie. It was just two weeks ago he threw down 11 RBI in 6 games. That being said, those 460 foot Cordero Coors bombs do have a tantalizing effect, But Cordero won’t be eligible at 4 positions in the next week and doesn’t run for the team that is attempting the 4th most robberies of bases.

  107. Murph says:
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    Grey
    Can you rank these pitchers going forward?
    Teheran, Velasquez, Nova, Stratton, Ross

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: VV, Stratton

  108. Barker says:
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    12 team h2h bb k ops

    Kid put votto on trade block

    I offered k davis for votto Willing to go to upton

    Kid now wants a SS for votto

    Would you do baez for Votto or chris taylor for hosmer ?

    My 1b – abreu gallo gyorko dl bird
    My SS – correa baez chris taylor
    My of – upton gordon harper davis taylor gallo

    Would you do either upton or davis for votto ?
    Would you do either SS for 1b trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Barker: Either work, depends what you want to give up… I’d take Votto

  109. Cyler says:
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    This might be crazy for me to not immediately turn down. But dynasty roto league. OPS.

    I was offered Acuna and Moncada for Rizzo…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cyler: Sounds pretty fair, I think I’d gamble on Acuna side

  110. OJ Simpson says:
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    14 team Dynasty 5×5 obp net SBs and QS Net sv/hd.

    I was offered Dee Gordon & JP Crawford for Bo Bichette. Am I crazy not to accept? I like Bo, but Dee Gordon proven 2b with Sbs

      • James Simpson says:
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        @Grey: Appreciate the reply, any reason why as to why? Proven talent vs unknown?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes proven

  111. Righty says:
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    Story vs Tim Anderson vs Odor ROS? Rank

    Teoscar vs Souza ROS?

    A little Franch dressing!

    So, is Senzel a likely super two mid-June guy now? I assume we are holding in keeper leagues now that we are almost to May.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Righty: Story — Souza — Seznel seems like June

  112. J-FOH says:
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    Rudy is such a phone talker…

    I watched Buehler and man can that kid throw the most effortless 98 in baseball. Teach him a fargin change-up already, maybe a two seamer too because his slider is not good. As per my chats with Ralph. he throws so many pitches to get through five. Basically he’s pointless to own in a QS league (when he gets called back up) and I still feel, if he doesnt correct some of this or develop his secondaries more, that he will be destined for a bullpen role long term.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: Ha, he is… I watched highlights, Buehler’s prety beautiful, but agreed, the pitch count gets up in a hurry

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I pay for shitty spectrum to watch the bums so I got to see most of it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I only watch baseball on MLB app on iPad

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: wait, not even on your TV?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I watch playoff games on regular TV, not during season, it’s too complicated with how my desk is set up

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: If I ever question what you saw I can say it must be the little screen.

                Hey when are we grabbing lunch again?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  We should soon! Weekdays Mon-Thurs are not easy for me tho

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: I assumed that hasnt changed in all our years. Got any new spots?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hmm… I’ve been going west a lot lately, but that’s even further for you… I’ve been liking Kokio Chicken if going east…

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @J-FOH: I just looked up Kokio and that looks delicious. I love me some fried poultry

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, it’s great shizz

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      one question…whats with the taco salad?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Not sure what you mean, they have one?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      yes, the whole menu is asian geared with a taco salad. I found it funny

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ah, never noticed… Haha

  113. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Someone dropped Ian Desmond in our 12 Team Yahoo H2H League with Holds and OPS and I was wondering if any of the following would be worth dropping for him:

    Senzel (it is a 2 keeper league, but he is taking up a bench spot along with Acuna)
    T. Williams
    Greg Holland

    I know it’s a tough question without knowing who else I have, but thought I would ask anyway.

    Thanks much.

  114. Christopher Sherwin says:
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    Which Side

    Encarnacion, Cespedes, Chris Taylor or Goldy & Cron

  115. Jon says:
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    Looking for a middle reliever to help with Ks whip era

    Peacock
    Amir Gerrit
    Anyone else?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Peacock

  116. Cohen says:
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    Drop Brinson for Williamson or hold?

  117. Andy Dwyer says:
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    Would you rather give up Price or Merrifield for Moustakas. I have Darvish. Snell. Bauer. Lopez. Happ.

  118. Scott says:
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    Do I hold Zimmer or can I cut him. He obviously has upside and steals are hard to find, but the dude can’t hit anything right now. His glove keeps him in the lineup. This is a 10 team league, 5 OF format. He is on my bench. Hard to use him even on off days or when I have guys miss games. Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut

  119. Christian Herman says:
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    Schebler or Kemp ROS 12 team HTH OBP and AVG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schebler

  120. Matt says:
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    drop happ for andujar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  121. Steve says:
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    How many steals do you think Michael Taylor has this season, he’s been on a tear! We talkin top-5 in steals? Trea, Dee, Deshields, Hamilton, Taylor?

    Trying to decide if I should drop a bench bat in a roto league for him… options to drop are: Margot, Brantley, Marwin (pos eligibility is intangible goodness).

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      30 SBs — maybe top 5 — I wouldn’t own Brantley, he does nothing

  122. Matthew Lehman says:
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    start berrios today @ NYY ($2.0)? 12 team roto w/ 1450 IP max

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, and pray

  123. corleone22 says:
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    I need wins and ks. we have no bench in our league and Teheran is available.
    I like him but I cant see dropping any of these pitchers for him. Can you please rank my current starters and include Teheran in the rankings?
    price
    cueto
    Castillo- huge k upside
    stroman – he has to come around, right?
    r lopez – been good
    velasquez- been real good and lots of ks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cueto, Price, Castillo

      • corleone22 says:
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        thanks but my question was where does Teheran rank with the remaining and rank those:
        Strohman
        Lopezx
        Velasquez

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          VV, Lopez, Stroman, Teheran

          • corelone22 says:
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            thanks! you da man

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  124. Beardcrabs says:
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    Margot or Michael A. Taylor ROS… Thanks player…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor

  125. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey grey! How are my pitcher rankings in these different tiers for redraft?

    1. When everyone’s healthy, Ryu over Hill over Castillo?

    2. Wacha over Chirinos over Stratton over Trevor Williams?

    3. I’m a Boxberger owner + Bradley was just dropped (weekly lineups). My only other RPs are Trienen and Devenski…hold Bradley instead of a guy like one of the SPs in #2, or nah?

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: whoops, meant to add Pivetta too in #1, after Castillo (so Ryu, Hill, Castillo, Pivetta)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Meh, prolly toss ups 2. Sure 3. Over Yonny

  126. Cram It says:
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    On Monday I moved Andujar from UTIL to 3rd, Bryant to the bench, to make room for Mac-Will at UTIL…1st place NFBC!

    How you doing after the first month. I know you were in 1st at some point.

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Cram It: that andujar grab looks like it’s going to pay off huge – missed him in all of mine

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think I’m 4th, but it’s all pretty close… Giancarlo and Bellinger haven’t exactly lit world on first (yet)

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Certainly, all still close this early. I think I went from 6th to 1st just over the weekend. But it’s always encouraging to be near the top!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The team in 1st does look solid, and is a good ten points out in front…

  127. ryanoger says:
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    You still likin’ Timmy A over ‘Samien’ right?

    dug the write up, thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  128. Jon says:
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    10 team keeper league. Puig for McMahon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  129. Jhohnnhy says:
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    Cesar Hernandez or Jonathan Villar…who would you rather own moving forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cesar

  130. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey,

    My starting pitching is miserable (Ray, Wood, Pomeranz, Gray, Ohtani). Available chumps include Matz, Ian Kennedy, McCarthy, Boyd, Jarlin Garcia, Velasquez, Trevor Williams, Teheran, Wach, Gausman (I dropped those last two). Any of these guys worth picking up in a 5×5 11-team mixer?

    You’re starting Ohtani at Houston and Ray at the Phillies, Right? How about McCarthy at Cinci and Kennedy at home against Milwaukee?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Starting all of them… VV over Gray if shallow league

  131. Scandalous Bob says:
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    Would you drop any of these guys for Semien: Lowrie, Rosario, Margot, Mancini, Happ, Senzel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Senzel

  132. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    Weekly league, standard categories.

    My offense is:

    C-Castillo
    1B-Goldy
    2B-J Ramirez
    3B-Arenado
    SS-Lindor
    MI-T Anderson
    CI-Rendon
    OF-JD
    OF-Haniger
    OF-Puig
    OF-Mancini
    DH-Cruz
    Bench: Story

    I am agonizing on who to move on from (will try to trade them for a more useful piece). My OF is kinda weak unless/until Puig and Mancini start producing. And I am not loving choosing between Cruz, Story, and Anderson on a weekly basis. If it was a daily league I’d be fine but not loving the guesswork it takes to manage those 3 guys across 2 spots.

    Think I should just deal with it? Or should I try to move someone for an OF?

    Anderson is my largest SB asset on my team, Cruz is the steadiest, and Story has the most upside and is contributing in all categories.

    Help my insecurity, you’re my only hope

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade Cruz and Anderson for an OF upgrade? Haniger and Cruz for Benintendi type? You need to do a two for one

  133. Betty says:
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    drop Puig for Dahl ? 10tm H2H ops thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  134. JP says:
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    12 team HxH league, trade Matt Olson (or Carlos Santana) for Tanner Roark?

    One of those two is sitting on the bench for me most nights right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  135. Papa Jean Segura says:
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    Wood and Dansby Swanson for MadBum?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

  136. Stickball Al says:
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    Every prospect and their brother were promoted in the last week and Nick Senzel of the Reds is waiting for ??? The Reds are saving him from the embarrassment of playing on a bad Reds team ??? Does he come up in May? or does he simmer in the minors till when ??? Does Rudy have a Crystal ball for this ??? Can you ask Ted ??? Question marks were on sale today so I bought a bunch… The Reds didn’t hire the Scicopath or Dusty as Manager and not tell anyone I hope, and it’s their fault ???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ted says June

    • i thought Senzel was coming up beginning of last week. Made a huge bid for him in Tout which required me start him for the week. So not happy w/ the Reds. Given Suarez is starting his assignment, no reason to expect Senzel up until after Super 2 (late May/early June). I wouldn’t stash him outside of 15+ mixed or NL-only…unless, of course, it’s a keeper league.

  137. Long Bawls says:
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    Am I dumb to be hesitating about Pivetta/Hader for his Cruz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t say you’re dumb, per se… I think Cruz can be outproduced by them… Love Hader and Pivetta, you’re going against the family by accepting Cruz… Traitor!

      • Long Bawls says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        That was my thought: if I took this trade, I’d have to assume a new identity. And I haven’t paid the old one off yet!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, need to think that over

  138. yo says:
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    Trade my Trevor Story for his Patrick Corbin?

    I have Bogaerts and Josh Donaldson both eligibal at SS and I have Matt Chapman at 3B with Kyle Seager on the bench. So Trevor Story is the odd man out right now.

    Weekly league where we start 5 SPs. My SPs are below.
    Syndergaard
    Godley
    Archer
    Mccullers
    Garret Richards
    Skaggs
    Stroman
    Chirinos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Story, but it’s fair

  139. Jr says:
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    Grey! I have Corbin in all 4 leagues I’m in this year thanks to you, so thanks! But I’m curious, do you consider him a sell high candidate? I expect him to stay legit, but what range of hitter or pitcher would you think about trading him for?

  140. Steve says:
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    Who would you rather play:

    Michael Taylor, Mac Williamson, Teoscar or Heyward (who seems to be heating up)

    The Mac hype on Turner-like swing upgrade is real!

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor

  141. Big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty 5×5 OBP

    Kinda weak in pitching but was offered teoscar Hernandez for my Sean newcomb.

    SP Ohtani, Bauer, Gray, wood, hill, Newcomb, Gohara, mikolas, Faria

    Rp osuna, Diaz, Doolittle, miller, kela

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  142. Marbles Maybe says:
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    Grey,

    I don’t trust M. Davidson to help contribute and put my team over the top and am considering giving him the drop.

    3 guys on waivers:

    Andujar
    Candelario
    Kiner-Falafel

    My league is ROTO 6×6 (OPS)

    I have Arenado as my main guy and Bregman.

    Who should I add or should I hold?

    Thanks for the advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andujar

  143. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. currently starting smoak at 1b who has pretty much gone ice cold since opening week. worth dropping teoscar for cron or mancini to back him up or hold?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini

  144. SteveO says:
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    Trade Myers for Price?
    Do you trust Price’s injuries?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Myers

  145. Brian says:
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    In an NL Only league where OPS replaces BA, would you trade Matt Carpenter for Luis Castillo? It would make Carlos Santana/Eric Thames my 1B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  146. lwomack58 says:
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    Who do you like better for ROS
    Mikolas, Lucchesi or Pivetta? Please choose two.

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Lucchesi

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you and sorry for the Milo thing-trying to give him a nick name

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No worries

  147. EZ says:
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    Teoscar vs. Porcello or Andujar vs. berrios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andujar

  148. bananafactory says:
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    Michael Taylor or Tim Anderson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  149. Nitro says:
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    Silly question?

    C Villanueva or Sano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

  150. Fat Mack says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Who do you like the least ROS between David Peralta, Eddie Rosario, Ian Desmond, and D Deshields? Need to drop one to activate Deshields, or drop Deshields of course.

    Thanks!

    • Fat Mack says:
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      @Fat Mack: oh, OPS instead of AVG. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Delino

  151. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? I picked up Cron to fill in for Rendon while he’s out. Do you like Andujar over Cron? Also…I just picked up Realmuto off the waiver wire in my 12-team league at the same time that someone dropped Zunino. I’m a crazy to like Zunino more than Realmuto? Many thanks for your response.

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Slimcompoop: Am I crazy, but I guess I like “I’m a crazy”. Sound like I’m an old Italian Grandmother.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’m a crazy too!

        • Slimcompoop says:
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          @Grey: Aren’t we all? Another question…I’m in a 12-team keeper league (OBP & SLG) and need some power. I won’t list my entire roster, but I currently have Turner, Anderson, and Swanson to play two positions (I also have Ohtani, so I sit either Swanson or Anderson when Ohtani is hitting-eligible).

          I know you’ve referred to Hoskins as Goldschmidt Jr. and I know that I could get him for Turner straight up. Do you like that trade as is? Additionally, if you did pull that move are you good with Swanson and Anderson manning those two positions by themselves?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Trea for Hoskins? No, that’s not good

            • Slimcompoop says:
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              @Grey: I appreciate you.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Aw, thanks!

        • Slimcompoop says:
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          @Grey: Explaining “I’m a crazy”, I took off the day from work to go into the dentist for a filling on one of my molars. I probably didn’t need to take off the whole day, but whatev’s.

          So they’re prepping and they inject my gum line with whatever painkiller/numbing agent they use. She asks “is your front lip and tongue numb yet”. I reply “nope”. This happens again four times. She jokingly tells me that I have long and weird nerves. I tell her that she has long and weird aiming with her syringe.

          She then calls in the second dentist to do the injection, you know for the “whole 2nd set of eyes thing”, and after she’s done I can’t feel the entire left side of my face, including my ear. Still can’t four hours later. I’m a crazy:)

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            HAHA… How does that explain “I’m a crazy?” You typing with your lips?

            • Slimcompoop says:
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              @Grey: It doesn’t explain it, but I thought I’d share. I’m a crazy regardless.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do like Andujar better — and Realmuto is better

  152. Cable says:
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    H/H points. Which side …Altuve/W Myers……Simmons/Stanton……..no minus pts for K’s

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve

  153. Chisoxx22 says:
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    5×5 10team roto. I’m behind in steals and no one on waivers, with that being said a guy offered his d. Gordon/c. Morton for my bellinger/wood. Which side you like? Thanks for great run downs on all the players, gives me an edge over these guys!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon if you need SBs

  154. Razz Handz says:
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    Great write up as usual Grey!

    If you have the time in between boba teas and calls from your aunt… I could use some fresh eyes take on my squad. I’m close to greatness but I need a few key pieces and i was hoping you could point me in literally any direction.

    C Ramos
    1B Votto
    2B Cano
    3B Rendon
    SS Semian
    OF Blackmon
    OF L Cain
    OF Gardner
    Util C Villanueva (thanks for the nudge on him)
    Bench: Preston Tucker, Marwin Gonzalez, Whit Merrifield, W Calhoun
    SP Verlander /Severino / Talion / Godley/ E Rodriguez
    Odorizzi \ Samarjizza / R Lopez / Pomeranz / Luchessi
    RP W Davis \ K Herrera(a potential trade/drop?)
    DL Gohara / J Nelson / A Reyes

    I need to make a 2 for 1 trade or trade and drop soon as gohara will be healthy before long..

    THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You need to clean up your bench bats… Take two of them and upgrade… Or 3 of them…. Whit, Calhoun and Lorenzo Cain for a top OF? Something like that

  155. HotCakes says:
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    Grey who do you like between Moncada or Gleyber in a dynasty OBP league? Moncada scares me with all his K’s!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gleyber

  156. Scott says:
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    JaCoby Jones or Shin-Shoo Choo ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo

  157. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    Trade in a keeper leauge: Which side?

    Acuna 3yrs $13, Nola 1yr, Gohara 3 yrs $3- Nola can’t be kept beyond this year so price is irrelevent
    Arrieta 3yrs $16, Beckham 3yrs $5, Renfroe 3yrs $1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Acuna side

  158. Happyharry says:
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    Hey Grey, 12 Team, H2H, 6×6..Your advice on a three player trade, help me choose my three and his three:
    My team-Cruz, Schoop, Ceasar Hernandez, Hosmer, Paxton, Tailon.
    His team-Bregman, Castellanos, Bennitendi, Merrfield, Godley , Keuchul
    Thanks Man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cruz, Schoop and Pax for Benintendi, Bregman and Godley

      • Happyharry says:
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        @Grey: Would ya still do My Schoop, Cruz and Pax for His Breg, Castellanos and Godley?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No

  159. birrrdy! says:
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    Grey, my Pivetta and Vince Velasquez for his Luis Castillo and Jon Gray? 5×5 NL only keeper. thx?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @birrrdy!:
      Castillio side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta side

  160. Gigorilla says:
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    HI Grey – Yanks will be very good for long time (oriental girl)

    ROS question 5×5 mixed keeper. You mentioned him again — Deshields.

    I need SB, and the plan was he would get them for me (also have Trout, Story, Goldy, Peraza, JHarr (dl)) I need to activate him soon.

    Who would you drop — Hanley, Mancini, Polanco. After his start I would never have considered Polanco, but he has stopped doing SB the last 2 years.

    Other OF- Teoscr, Schwarber, Trout

    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teoscar’s your last OF

      • Gigorilla says:
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        Thought you’d say that.

        It is always interesting balancing act with keepers, especially w/ the only goal is first place.
        ROS Polanco, vs Teoscr. interesting.

  161. Joe Beisbol says:
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    Unsuccessful at procuring another 2B via trade, so I think I’m stuck waiting for Zobrist to get re-activated. I should probably pick up W.Ramos for C, and maybe replace Yuli for a hotter bat (or supplement). Who are my add/drops? Available FAs: W.Ramos, Yonder, Belt, Andujar, Piscotty, Franchy, Nova.

    12-Team, Yahoo, H2H, 5×5 Redraft League
    C – [Vacant], 1B – Abreu, 2B – [vacant], 3B – Sano, SS – Machado, OF – Stanton/Cain/Cespedes, Util – Yuli, Bench – Gurriel, DL – Murphy, Zobrist

    SP – Darvish, Berrios, Corbin, Richards, Roark, Ross, R.Lopez, Velasquez; RP – Davis, Morrow, Soria, Strickland, Hader

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No one should own Zobrist in a 12 team league — You have Yuli at UTIL and Gurriel at bench, I don’t follow

  162. Kingslayer says:
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    Weekly H2H AL-Only League:

    Who to start at 1B?

    Hanley
    vs J. Happ (L).188, 1 HR
    vs A. Sanchez (R).154, 1 HR
    vs M. Estrada (R).296, 1 HR
    vs Y. Chirinos (R).000 vs TBA
    vs J. Faria (R).200

    or

    Justin Smoak
    vs R. Porcello (R).267, 3 HR
    vs E. Rodriguez (L).250
    vs C. Sale (L).211
    vs M. Minor (L).000
    vs B. Colon (R).286, 2 HR
    vs M. Perez (L).438

    (Both Teams were off Monday)

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Kingslayer:
      Smoak

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smoak

  163. lwomack58 says:
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    One more question for you

    There is a manager who is in need of Saves. I currently have Boxberger, Allen, Hader, Varquez, Herrera and Strickland. Was thinking of offering Boxberger for Samardzija or Taillon.

    Which pitcher would you ask for?

    Thank you

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @lwomack58:
      Tally

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        The trade analyzer rates [email protected] $12 and Taillion at $6. Interesting

  164. Brennan Cassidy says:
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    You got me dying at the Melancon analysis!

    Need a ROS SP rankings for the season: C-Mart, Ray, Quintana, Tanaka, Bauer, Pivetta, E-Rod, and Ryu. I want to trust Tanaka but I really can’t…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C-Mart, Ray, Quintana, Pivetta

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        @Grey: Did you not see Bauer? Or do you actually have him lower?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @kilkennybrian: Nothing’s changed from preseason rankings, except Tanaka’s moved down and Pivetta’s moved up… Bauer is a #1, I did not see him

          • kilkennybrian says:
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            @Grey: That wasn’t mean to come off as aggresive (which it kinda did looking back)… you’re words are gospel, I’m very analylitcal towards them lol

  165. ERad says:
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    I feel like we need to form a prayer hectagon for every Robbie Ray start

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seconded

  166. Can not spell wRONg without RON says:
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    H2H points, start 5 OFs, also use 1 @ utility. I have Springer, Hoskins, Castellanos, E Rosario, Pham, Puig and Teoscar. Also have Souza on the DL. Who is the drop when Souza is activated?

    The reason I’m asking now is because if the drop is Souza I will drop him now and use the DL spot for someone else.

    Thanks for your advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teoscar

  167. RobMac says:
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    Hey Grey, great stuff as usual!

    11-team roto with Avg and OBP categories

    Who do you like ROS? Yonder Alonso or Jeimer Candelario?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso

  168. CloudTown says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Looking to move Sano, other owner is dead last in most offensive categories but has way too much pitching. Would asking for Ray be too much or fair? I could throw in another OF if needed.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair

  169. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Apparently I get Salvy Perez back today. I shouldn’t feel guilty just cutting Grandal to activate him, should I? Already tried trading YG away, but no one was biting. Don’t really have any kind of bench bats to let go.
    Other option is leaving him on the DL for a couple of games in case he’s still carrying his own luggage to the ballpark…? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Yasmani

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: Done. Thanks for always being there, Doc.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  170. The Great Knoche says:
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    Votto will hit a HR today. Maybe…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds conclusive!

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: It was Conclusive!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @The Great Knoche:

      NICE!! I just traded for him.

      Who you like for tomorrow, non conclusive of course..lol

  171. Jason says:
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    Time to bail on sonny gray in a 10 team h2h league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey: flip him for vv? Or lopez?

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Who is him

          • Jason says:
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            @Grey:

            Sonny gray!

  172. H says:
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    Which side do you like more Encarnacion or Pham?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin

  173. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Since the draft, in my 12 team H2H points dynasty, keep forever league. 40 man rosters with 5 DL slots.

    I traded 33 & 34 round picks for Cole Hamels at the draft.
    I then traded Cole Hamels & Addison Russell for Joey Votto.
    Same league also traded Travis Shaw for Joey Gallo and Alex Bregman & Alex Cobb for Fransico Lindor & Colin McHuge.

    1st place in scoring and off to a 3-0 start…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  174. Wilsonian says:
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    ROS:

    Archie over any of the following: Giles, Devinski, Brach

    8 Team H2H – W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could see him over Brach

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: yeah i’m about to drop Brach too – something isn’t right with that situation in Baltimore – he hasn’t pitched much and his last 2 appearances have been bad

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  175. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Your Giancarlo dream sounds like it came straight out of a Russ Meyer movie. Speaking of which, Brooks Pounders was just promoted by the Rockies today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I heard Brooks Pounders hangs out with Stormy Daniels

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: At a wet t-shirt contest featuring Giancarlo and Christy Canyon

        • AL KOHOLIC says:
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          @Big Magoo: nice

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha or in Christy Canyon, CO

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I thought she lived in Sherman Oaks?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Topanga?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I always go to the Encino and SHerman Oaks card when I think of retired porn stars

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, there should be a Fox drama called The SO about Sherman Oaks and former porn stars

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: the real ex-pornstars of the SO?….I wonder what Seka is up to these days

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That’s good!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      I just wrote your next pilot…. I want an Executive Producer credit

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, Brooks! Yeah, rawr

  176. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Rays v O’s rained out tonight.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  177. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    SPs Quintana Bauer, Ray, Bundy, Nola

    Do you support dropping Quintana for VV?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  178. A one a two a take says:
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    i give scherzer, zimmer, peraza for Schoop, Cespedes, Story, Weaver. Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer

  179. Thesportsguy says:
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    What happens to Solarte playing time when Donaldson comes back? Right now he’s everyday cleanup hitter, back to 4-5 days per week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @Thesportsguy: solarte party was getting nearly everyday at bats before any son of donald injury, it’ll come out of travis’ ass mostly. and for those of us in leagues to actually HAVE solarte party AND/OR lowrie (i’m talking deep 16’s and up, and IF you had solarte party even in your MI slot in a 16 going INTO the year you didn’t like yr life much) in MI or whatever slots, well it’s whole lot better since we did man. i’m on the
      1. 16 team dynasty with semien as my best SS and going into year had both of travis/solarte party
      2. 20 teamer where i drafted lowrie expecting him to play util at best (have cano already and no MI slot)
      3. 10 team AL only with lowrie as starting MI and when i drafted him it felt like a “steal” but that word doesn’t come CLOSE to what that means at this point.

  180. Gotime says:
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    If you were shopping Corbin (H2H redraft) regardless of position where in your rankings would you stop to take a bat. 1-20 range? 30?

    • Eb says:
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      @Gotime: keep him don’t trade. Made mistakes in the past doing this and the hitter you trade for doesn’t perform when you need him to and Corbin will lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      30-50

  181. Eb says:
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    He’s got some cats going and I don’t like there matchups
    You think I should start Wheeler @st Louis and Ohtani @astros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on the league

  182. jon says:
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    I hate not playing my stars but Springer has been A$$ vs RHP so far..

    bench Springer for Showtani and start Puig vs Dillon Peters or stick with George

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, stick with Springer

    • herschel says:
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      @jon: last two weeks hes hitting .288, 3 hr, 11 rbi and 14 runs. cut a guy some slack….

  183. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Pivetta or Tallion for now and the future.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

  184. Righty says:
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    What combination of:

    Benintendi, Teoscar, Haniger, Cain, Tim Anderson, Odor, Corbin

    To Get:

    Arenado+Pivetta

    Have too many MI and OF. Want to down size, add SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why don’t you ask the person with Arenado what they want?

  185. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    all you guys who bad mouth fantrax since whatever gibberish you say (cough cough inertia is only actual thing blech cough)

    watch this, you know how stupid every fantasy owner thinks it is when a postponed game locks your players up (since it just is, no other way to view that), recently a comish of mine in a league said since like monday fantrax fixed this (or at least gives comishes the option to fix this). back on monday i tried to add bandy over some less playing time speed bump catcher but i couldn’t even though we have free for all FA from 8:30 PM eastern sunday night till first game time of the day monday (super deep league) but due to BOS day game being postponed early all players were locked. comish contacted them, now it’s fixed. for shits and giggles:

    1. over/under the amount of years that it might take for yahoo/espn to fix this issue
    2. even better, how many of the people currently alive in any specific league any of us are in currently in yahoo or espn will STILL be alive if/when yahoo/espn fixes this issue?

    nuff said (yes i get that this is or should be copyrighted)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. They never will, investing in fantasy adds nothing to them — basically ghostriding fantasy coverage for years

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        @Grey: agreed completely, and that’s exactly why people should like the fantrax guys, they run their site like we would as fantasy players. they hear about or see an issue and at the very least attempt to fix it, and actually have human to human contact with them as a possible state of affairs.

        – technically espn IS contactable, i found this out a few months back when i found out from a human at espn that it’s actually possible for a person who starts a league, even if that person is no longer comish, to just REMOVE ALL TRACES of a league, simply since he was the worst kind of (insert invectives here) being. meanwhile i (was comish at the time) can’t even restart the league for the other 14 persons who would want me too, nor even find the rosters of said league. it’s barely unfathomable that anybody would even set up a fantasy site where that’s possible.

        • AL KOHOLIC says:
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          @Eli Man Penguin Boy: i like alot of thier features and added abilities and im sure as time goes on ill get used to it even more but it really isnt user freindly, Pages are to busy ,hard to quick read and transactions should be on team page,but again,they offer a lot more so time will tell if people get used to it

          • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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            @AL KOHOLIC: i agree it takes time, but the guys running it care and if you are a comish and check all the setttings (and there’s TONS) there’s tons of actual sense to it. it’s not made as easy, basically it’s made by engineers i’d guess or fantasy nerds so “smart people” not those trying to get by cashing in on ads or mass amounts of people. it’s for fantasy players. if that means it takes longer to learn how to do stuff (it does) there’s FAR better stuff TO do there.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, agreed

  186. The JoGarza says:
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    12-team H2H OBP

    Franchy/Choo/M.Taylor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo

  187. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    oh yeah, and guess who’s apparently still allied with baseball, and back pitching. hint, a large fat headed man who i remember back when my only use for baseball was streak for the cash and very amateurish sports betting (hedging, middling, going against way overweighted favorites even when i didn’t know anything about the sport in question). and i actually want him in that super deep league where till just now i actually owned mig gonz.

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @Eli Man Penguin Boy: hint: he was a FLA pitcher (and the more obvious clues are time indicative)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  188. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Smoak vs Guriel?
    M Taylor vs Schwarber?
    Clveinger vs Garrett Richard?

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      @Norm Ginsberg: wait a minute, steve clevinger, the serial killer/career backup catcher who that twat that runs SEA traded like straight up for trumbo right before he had that awesome year (this almost HAS to be proof of trumbo f’ing said twat’s wife or daughter) is actually in MLB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1st one for all 3

  189. Seth Swirsky says:
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    trade offered me: his Brandon Belt for my Alex Bregman. 5×5 12-team mixer. i’m good with steals and power. this is for my CI position.

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Seth Swirsky: bregman will have solid and better numbers by years end but he is a slow starter and i no it kills you,i dropped him last year right before his bust out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman side

  190. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    is this a boot (canadian style) the right order for these MI in OBP/total bases: happ/cozart/owings/ad russ? all 4 of them dropped since either last night or maybe monday night (which i think is the same night, but i’ve been up a LONG time now, waivers on the ones not named cozart come up tonight)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly drop Happ down to 3rd, sadly

      • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        @Grey: hokey smokes, didn’t see that one coming at ALL. keep in mind (i didn’t say before) this is a 14 teamer where i have these already (in case maddoning ceases or at least dilutes in coming weeks):
        C suzuki
        1B goldy
        2B gone varnish (SS)
        SS anderson (whew, gotta love punting then hitting hard on the sleeper, at least one at a hard to find position)
        3B sano
        MI howie (2B/LF, at least till murphy’s back)
        CI r-zimm
        LF rhysus (1B)
        CF delino (LF)
        RF stanton
        OF puig (RF)
        util otani
        BN (this many since we have a 12 start SP cap per 7 day matchup week h2h, tend to stream 1 SP slot, 7 moves per week): andujar, brantley (LF), a.diaz (he’s the drop for one of the MI in question clearly), otani (hitter it’s espn)
        DL schoop a doop, harrison (so these MI types are drops later probably anyway, albeit that DOESN’T help happ here of course)

        • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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          @Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season: oops,said otani hitter twice, also have mcclutchin’ CF/RF, and that is NOT looking good at ALL (like last year’s OPS love for miggy, this year’s mcclutchin’ is ruing my days)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Since it’s deep, I could stashing Happ for better days, but things are not in his favor right now

          • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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            @Grey: yeppers, like almora vs jay last year, or happ vs zobrist last year, or ad russ’s lineup slot EVERY year vs ENTIRE roster (not that that actually has EVER been MY problem, it hasn’t, but i’d get the maddoning hate for it). watch that damn HR screw me and my shitty waiver over here. i do have happ in one 14 team dynasty in the kind of yahoo league (asinine settings) wherein players ONLY show up EACH year when added to a 40 man, so one year i waited ALL year with a HIGH waiver for mazouza, but he never came up, then the next season he was ALREADY in the system, and this year holland had to be READDED to system. just garbage. anyhoo, last year the only decent prospect i was able to add was in fact happ, and i gloated in message board about how a guy with a waiver as bad as mine always is got a player with as much long term value as him. (i drafted brinson somehow at like 13th overall last year as well). also traded happ + really good draft pick for odor last year (that still knaws) in a different spot.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, exactly

  191. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Seth Swirsky: bregman will have solid and better numbers by years end but he is a slow starter and i no it kills you,i dropped him last year right before his bust out

  192. Mex says:
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    5×5 mixed roto, 10 teams. I ended up with a bad(horrible some might say) pitching staff.

    We are only allowed 3(yes 3) moves all year. DL moves do not count towards the 3(we have unlimited DL spots). So, if I have a guy that is horrible(like Matt Harvey) and I want to drop him and pick up someone else, that counts as one of my moves. And if the guy i pick up ends up crapping the bed, then I’m essentially stuck with him.

    So, the question is do I drop Harvey or Betances to pick up Pivetta. I’m thinking yes, just wanted to get some feedback.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, that’s tough… I’d prolly go for it, Harvey’s not coming back, he hasn’t been good for years…

      • Mex says:
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        @Grey: Im a Met fan which makes the decision a bit more challenging. Part of me wants to hold out hope that the going to the bullpen and the duo of Calloway/Eiland can turn him around to some degree. There arent many athletes I remember going from the dominant player he was to the low level he is now. I guess Betances is somewhat similar in his big decline, just to a lesser degree.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s been terrible for 3 years

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @Mex: can you imagine being a STL fan thinking wainwrong is good still, or “should” be. yes i get he’s younger than him (by a lot actually). we have been calling him wainwrong for about the same amount of years that harvey has not been good. clearly not ALL STL fans would nor could say this, but i’ll pretend i can speak for them. vinwins might have another answer on this (i’m not doorstepping him here, but he’s one i can think of)

  193. Tbone says:
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    M. Ozuna just hit the block in my league. Are you buying low based on his struggles so far? He is looking for SP help. What tier do you think is fair? This is what I have to play with: Taillon, Archer, Pivetta, J Gray, Cueto, Kopech, Luzardo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d buy him low, Archer or Cueto?

      • Tbone says:
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        @Grey: if I go with one these guys straight up, does it cripple my pitching to much? Also, this is an obp league. Does that change anything?

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @Tbone: OZUNA’s OBP (i just checked) has routinely (for like over 4 years consecutive) been right around 50-60 pts higher than his AVG, so it’s even MORE clear from this he just isn’t taking good at bats and thinks he needs to be an “RBI hero” like the media has anoited him to this point. so he’ll have either bad at bats (esp with guy(s) on, esp in losing or tied situations) OR good at bats mostly till the last pitch where he’ll swing when he just shouldn’t. i’ve seen him miss at least two of what should’ve been RBI BB’s from this, not even counting bad swings or K’s from trying to do this.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Tbone: WOW, it’s ALL sorts of early to dump that dude, outside of XBH wasn’t he still hitting like .308 (a VERY bad .308) a few days ago? ok, i went and checked his OPS at NO time was higher than .767 this year, but still, pretty damn early. i watch him routinely and he’s thus far the epitome (stanton too till yesterday) of those guys feeling the weight of the new contract and/or city and it’s affecting his at bats, he’s under the narrative created by media that he needs to “get RBI’s” rather than just have good at bats (but i’ve still seen him have good at bats).

  194. Leon says:
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    Mac Williams or Parra pickup in avg/obp/slg league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Williamson

  195. happyharry says:
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    Hey Grey, Would you trade my Cruz/Schoop for his Bregman/Castellanos straight up??

    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  196. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Carpenter, Conforto, or Gurriel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  197. Stephen Lyon says:
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    I am consoling myself with the thought that when he gets on the streak that gets him back to where he is on pace for his projections, Rizzo is going to be AWESOME.

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Stephen Lyon: you know, by next year we’ll have a term for you doing this with rizzo right? first 14 seconds

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s a fun theory!

  198. WinterIsComing says:
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    Hey Grey for ROS – Samardzija, Velasquez or Talliion have to drop one thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Samard

  199. Raj says:
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    10tm h2h ops would you trade miggy and s.marte for Hoskins? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  200. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Our boy Ian Happ is 2 for 2 with a slam. He’s trying to make us jealous. Won’t work. I’ve been feeling much healthier since I dropped him. Gee, the nine hole. Like…where Maddon could’ve dropped him to work things out a while ago? In any case, if Kris Bryant had played today Ian probably doesn’t even get in the lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, agreed

  201. Lucky Dog says:
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    Nothing quite like seeing your 3.03 pick come to the plate with 2 on & 0 out and watching him lay down a perfect sac bunt, like a pitcher & not freakin Lindor.

    I got 99 problems & Londor is like, 5 of them (he’s swiped a few bags, or it’d be 6)

    Can we take up a godundme to buy him some steroids?

    :facepalm:

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, saw that, total crap

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure how you got him in the 3rd round either

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        @Grey: me either – 10-team league. I thought it was a bargain. This year a lot of the folks in my league avoided pitching in the first 2 rounds (used to be just me doing that) so the 1-2 picks took pitching at the turn. I almost took Londor over Freeman in the second.

        Somehow I also landed deGrom in the 4th. Only reason I took a pitcher before the 6-7th was he fell to me. That’s been a good pick so far. ;)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  202. Lucky Dog says:
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    Aaaaaand this is the 2nd no-hitter I’ve had players on the wrong side of inside of a week. Freeman/Albies seemed like a good idea at the time. Naturally, I dropped Mahle as any sane person would have after his recent poor stretch. #FML

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      @Lucky Dog: yay, freeman broke it up with a dong! The reverse jinx worked? Hahahaha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didn’t last long

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        @Grey: a DOUBLE DONG ACTION!!!

  203. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Man, if Robbie Ray was getting the same strike zone that JA Happ is getting, you could take two earned runs off his line.

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: It’s an epidemic. Morton has two k’s turned into walks by bad calls.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wish!

  204. Peter Rabbit says:
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    Danny Duffy worth stashing ? Or use the spot to stream? 10 team head to head

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  205. nightpandas says:
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    Bellinger and Wood enough of a return for Sale in a 15 team keeper?

    • nightpandas says:
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      @nightpandas: or Paxton if
      wood not enough

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  206. Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins) says:
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    more fun parts of espn and/or yahoo “daily-tomorrow” so you stream kuhl due to awesome SON numbers, THEN either when first game time occurs today (espn) or after 3 AM (yahoo) you drop for somebody else what should be tomorrow but now due to late cancellation nobody will get that kuhl start. not kuhl man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins) says:
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        @Grey: even worse, kuhl’s getting the 2nd game, meaning the one when in general most of the good players are playing their 2nd game of the day, thus tired. this IS a good thing for those who CAN add him like right now.

  207. Ben says:
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    Avisail close droppable in a 12 team mixed league, or holding for the DL stint? Him or Teoscar ROS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teoscar

  208. Lucky Dog says:
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    I know you love catcher questions – they are your lifeblood & who am I to deny you this simple pleasure of life?

    1. Kurt Suzuki resurgence – fact or fiction?
    2. What happens to him when Flowers comes back?
    3. Drop Beef Wellington for him?

    • Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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      @Lucky Dog: was he EVER as good as parts of last year and parts of this year?

      splitting time, at best the 22’s vs AK version, or the other side.

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        @Yr Never Too Old for Balloons: yeah, that’s what I figured. But yes, dude hit .300 with Oakland one year, and he’s always had power. Dude is straight en fuego to start the season.

  209. Robert says:
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    10 team h2h league : L. Castillo or Pivetta?

  210. William Hung says:
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    Between Eddie Rosario and Yasiel Puig – they are going to need to perform like top 10 OFs to get to those preseason projections

  211. Milarky says:
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    I hear you on Ian Happ, but I’m in a deep roster league (start 18 hitters), my offence is hurting, and someone just dropped Happ. I feel like I’m overly deep in pitching (Kluber, Severino, Tanaka, Weaver, Snell my best 5), so thinking it might be worth a stash.

    Would you consider dropping any of Newcomb, Wacha or Mikolas for Happ in this type of situation?

    • Milarky says:
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      @Milarky: Forgot to mention that we only get a max of 1 waiver claim per week, so there’s not a lot of pitcher streaming.

  212. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, beltre for carlos santana? which side….gracias.

  213. hal_incandenza says:
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    Hi Grey! I saw a comment recently you made about Gomorra(h?). I just watched 2.1 or 2.2. Good stuff. Keep that chatter as I’ve found we kinda share tastes on the series over time.

    12 team roto 6×6. Starting bats are C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, IF, LF, CF, RF, OF, UTIL.

    My 1B or 3B guys are Bellinger, Sano, Smoak, Lamb (DL), and Moran (technically Jose Ramirez but my 2B goes to H fast if I move him from there.)

    Thinking I make a claim for Andujar for Moran. Season budget is $120. Wise move? If so, what should my bid look like tonight?

    Thank ye!

      • hal_incandenza says:
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        @FrankGrimes: And pronounced “Cheero,” apparently. Who knew?

  214. Stephen Lyon says:
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    My word. That Jordan Hicks fellow can certainly – as the young folk would say – ‘bring it’.

  215. Long Bawls says:
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    Scream Weaver.

  216. Johnny2Seam says:
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    How’s this trade, 14 team 6×6 (OBP & QS) dynasty league:

    GIVE Arrieta
    GET Haniger & Lucchesi

    Other pitchers include deGrom, Darvish, Ohtani, Reynaldo Lopez, Gio, Matt Moore & E Santana

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Johnny2Seam:

      If I needed haniger to start everyday I might do it.
      I don’t like Lucchesi. Aim higher?

    • hal_incandenza says:
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      @Johnny2Seam: Accept, drop Moore.

  217. FrankGrimes says:
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    F Closers!

  218. Mr Baseball says:
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    who to drop in keeper league Franchy Cordero SD – CF   or 

    Ryan McMahon Col – 1B or both

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Mr Baseball:
      Keep Franchy!

  219. LLango says:
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    Grey,
    Keeper league H2H. We keep 10
    My pitching has been blah- Tanaka,Ray,Corbin,Velazquez, Newcomb and, just picked up Stratton.

    Trade M.Haniger and Jose Martinez and get Snell and Rendon or K.davis?

    My Offense
    Gattis
    Henly
    Moncada
    Turner
    Sano
    Belinger
    Cespedes
    Cruz
    Mazara
    Andujar
    I.Happ
    W. Calhoun
    Asdrubal

    Thoughts on deal?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @LLango:
      How many Teams?

      I’m prolly holding.

        • hal_incandenza says:
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          @Llango: I’d hold, but my sense of Snell isn’t as positive as some.

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      @LLango: I would. Snell is the real deal. Prefer Davis to JoMa

  220. FrankGrimes says:
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    Acuna time!

    • hal_incandenza says:
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      @FrankGrimes: Yay! How many CFs get dropped tomorrow?

  221. Hola says:
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    woukd you swap Tanaka for yu darvish if you could?

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