I’m disappointed, I thought Mike Soroka was the first Thai-born pitcher.  One thing about Soroka, he really brings the heat.  He’ll also answer to Mike The Rooster Sauce.  He’s the spiciest prospect since Pirates’ Single-A phenom, Ravi Gospepradam, and the Padres’ Tony Tarasco.  If only they had that Jays’ prospect, Tom Yum Khai, to cool their palette.  The Braves alone have MLB’s staff highest on the Scoville Scale:  Soroka, Luiz Goharabnero, Mike Frankshotsaucewicz, Sean Capsium and Julio Tahiniran.  Tahini isn’t hot, unless you’re eating it in Iran!  Well, I guess Tahini could be spicy.  If you can make mayo spicy, like Spicymayohiro Tanaka.  Yesterday, Soroka went 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks in only 80 pitches, to show you how on the plate he was with that 95 MPH heat.  In Triple-A, he had a 9.5 K/9, 2 BB/9 and 1.99 ERA with nearly neutral luck.  Against the Mets, he touched the corners of the plate the entire night, barely giving anyone something easy to hit.  This was in a debut for a 20-year-old.  He had more poise than Tootie with a book on her head.  It’s gonna be hard to send him down, but I don’t know what’s in store for him.  He might get the Walker Buehler treatment with the occasional start, bouncing between the majors and Triple-A.  Either way, The Rooster Sauce looks red hot!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Yoenis Cespedes – 3-for-4 and his 7th homer.  Neato!  Wait, that’s the Mets catcher.

Noah Syndergaard – 6 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.10.  I don’t want to yell fire in the theater of Razzball, but Syndergaard didn’t look especially sharp.  Even Soroka hit a couple of ropes (caught, but still).

Miguel Sano – Hit the DL.  Or I have another theory!  Miguel Sano is Paper Boi from Atlanta.  Have you ever seen them both in the same place at once?  I rest my case!

Byron Buxton – Unable to run on Tuesday.  Luckily, to pick up the pace of play, MLB has instituted a dirt bike-to-first on bunts rule.  Hopefully Bumgarner never has to bunt.

Kyle Gibson – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  Not quite as impressive as his last start, but more Ks than innings is still a new, more interesting look on Gibson.  Like you combing your eyebrows up.

Eddie Rosario – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .242.  Everyone — yes, even you — wants to drop Rosario in the comments.  Guys and five girls, he’s one hot week away from being exactly where you want him.

Kendrys Morales – 3-for-3, and two homers (2, 3).  I’m just gonna go ahead and call his family–Wait, Morales is fogging up the mirror under his nose!  He’s alive!

Delino DeShields – 2-for-6 and a slam (1) and legs (4), hitting .267.  Just as I predicted he’d break out.  Dot dot dot.  Two years ago.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa – 4-for-6, and his 2nd homer, hitting .294.  You can’t stop Falefa, you can only hope to wrap him in a pita.  I looked at his last ten games, and it’s a little meh, but maybe this is a schmotato risin’.

Jurickson Profar – 2-for-6, 1 run, 3 RBIs and his 2nd day in a row being mentioned, so he must be hot, but Profar hitting third is so crazy.  If you’re allergic, don’t look at the Rangers’ box score, because that shizz is nuts.

Mike Clevinger – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.82.  On one hand, that’s better than I expected from him, though the Stream-o-Nator did like the start.  On the other hand, Texas hasn’t been very good.  On a third hand that is actually Hamburger Helper, Clevinger’s peripherals still have me pretty shook.

Michael Brantley – 1-for-6 and a grand slam (3).  Hey, even a broken clock is right twice a day.  And, if there’s anything that illustrates Brantley, it’s something broken.

Bryce Harper – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, as he hit leadoff.  In related news, the less you know, the better off your chances of securing a job as a MLB manager.  They are all literally throwing crap against a wall.

Matt Adams – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and two homers (4, 5), as he was moved to the three hole.   Hot schmotato alert!  Or at least a ‘hitting in a good place in a lineup’-mato.

Adam Eaton – Remains shut down.  Which is also the fortune cookie message he received four years ago.  Damn you, fortune cookies, and your righteous messaging!

Tyler Glasnow – 1 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 7.71.  The Nationals must’ve saw a fire because they decided to break Glasnow.

Corey Dickerson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .311.  Yesterday, I said he might be finding his power stroke after a home run, today, I’m saying up jump the boogie on the schmotato!

Mark Trumbo – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the DL.  Feels like the Launch Angle Revolution left Trumbo behind.  Sad Trumbone.

Keynan Middleton – Hit the DL with elbow inflammation.  The Angels went to Cam Bedrosian (1 IP, 2 ER) last night for the save and Cam came and went *raspberries lips*.  Before that, I assumed Bedrosian would be the closer, but yeah.  If the platypus is a duck designed by a committee, the Angels’ bullpen is a yuck designed by committee.  Bedrosian, Blake Parker, Justin Anderson and maybe even Jim Johnson could see saves.

Nick Tropeano – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.42.  The Stream-o-Nator loved this start yesterday, and did not disappoint.  Tropeano’s next one is less appealing.

Yonny Chirinos – Hit the DL due to a forearm strain.  Nice Yonny’ing you!

Chris Archer – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 6.05.  Hey, only 75 more innings like that, and we’ll be back at square one!  On the reals, his velocity is off, and he may be closer to a 9.7-10 K/9 vs. the 11+ K/9 he was last year.

Shane Greene – 1 IP, 0 ER, 2 Ks and the save.  Easy, peezy, don’t wear Yeezys!

Brett Anderson – Will join the A’s rotation on Wednesday.  He had a 8.89 ERA with the A’s this year, so call him B.A. Brokeass.

Dee Gordon – 5-for-5, 1 run, 2 steals (11, 12), hitting .339.  Gordon’s like, “When you talk about my fantasy value, keep Billy Hamilton’s name out yo’ mouth.”

Mitch Moreland – 3-for-6, 2 runs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Mitch got that schmotato vibe!

Jorge Soler – 2-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .306.  He’s having a decent start for him.  If “for him” is the key, then show me the blech.

Jake Junis – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.29.  This start came in Fenway, and I would’ve benched Junis if I saw that prior to the game starting, but thanks to some divine inattention, it didn’t backfire.

A.J. Pollock – 1-for-3 and a slam (10) and legs (7).  Yo, I never heard of any Blackmon Pollock, but I think we’re seeing him.

Rich Hill – Will start on Sunday in Mexico.  Can they climb up Hill to get over the wall?

Clayton Kershaw – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.86, WHIP at 1.14.  Dat WHIP tho.  How long until Kershaw says his back is bothering him?

Justin Verlander – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 14 Ks, ERA at 1.13, WHIP at 0.67.  All of this is possible, of course, when you are helping your spin rate with more foreign substances than The Great Kabuki at a Sephora.  Has everyone heard about this?  On Twitter, Trevor Bauer called out the Astros for using a foreign substance (pine tar) to help their spin rate, then Alex Bregman called Trevor “Tyler,” then Lance McCullers said, “Here’s my gyroscope curve ball I’ve thrown in 1,200 of the last 1,199 pitches.  You guys!”

Ken Giles – 1/3 IP, 3 ER.  Against the Yankees, he must’ve felt that playoff atmosphere.  Bad day to quit barbiturates, and to drop Devenski.

Jordan Montgomery – Headed for tests on his stiff elbow.  It’s not stiff, it’s al dente.

Domingo GermanYankees are saying guten tag to German, and calling him up to replace Jo-Mo.  His Ks are insane (12.2 K/9), but so are his walks (5.2 BB/9) and his minor league ERA is 5.23.  Prospector Ralph said, “A power pitcher with a tweener profile, German made his MLB debut in 2017, after dominating the upper minors. German mixes a mid 90’s heater that’s been clocked as high as 97, with a curveball, and a changeup, that both hint at average or better potential. If German can develop his secondaries into major league pitches, he could hit a mid-rotation type ceiling. More than likely he ends up a reliever. Too bad he can’t relieve us of Grey.”  Aw, geez!

Gary Sanchez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Giles threw an 88 MPH bobo and Gary saw the door Kraken and busted through it.

Johnny Cueto – Hit the DL again with an elbow issue.  The Fantasy Baseball Overlord is a cruel, cruel master.  “I chew pitchers’ arms for breakfast, and burp out careers.”  Damn, FBO, chillax.

Christian Villanueva – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer, hitting .317. On pace for 45 homers, what’s your corner man doing?

Tyson Ross – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.28.  He’s a must-start in Petco.  And last night’s game was in San Fran, which is same diff.  Only in San Diego splashdown homers is when a home run causes a picnicker to spill their Chardonnay.

Jesus Aguilar – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .367.  Not a ton recently, but I’m cyclops’ing Jesus hard, which sounds like a twisted Bible verse.

Corey Knebel – Set for a rehab assignment.  In the time it took you to read that, Josh Hader struck out the side.

Scooter Gennett – His shoulder MRI showed no structural damage.  It did, however, show a key to a locker in Penn Station that had a mysterious briefcase.  Hollywood better option that MRI!

Jose Peraza – 2-for-4, 2 runs and 2 steals (4, 5), hitting .296.  Still plenty of room on the Peraza bandwagon.

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .327.  Honestly, I’m confused by all the comments about whether or not people should pick up Suarez.  How is he available?  Is your league for money?  Can I get in?

Chase Anderson – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  Anderson came away with the win because Homer Bailey is still in the league.  Inconceivable!

Bud Norris – 1 IP, 0 ER, in a tie game, ERA at 1.88.  Cards’ president John Mozeliak said Norris is the closer for the foreseeable future.  We will now find out how far in the future Mozeliak can see.  Two weeks?  Three days?  45 minutes?

Michael Wacha – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (3 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 3.62.  Two steps forwards, one step back, eh?  I was watching other games, so I can’t say for sure if Wacha looked as meh as the line, but if anyone had eyes on the game, please share in the comments.

Matt Carpenter – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  I wish someone would send me a sign.  *Carpenter and Jesus homer on the same day*  Yup, still nothing.  Oh well.

Joakim Soria – 1/3 IP, 2 ER and his 2nd blown save.  Surprised it’s only two blown saves, I thought it was more than that.  Nate Jones is still the BDSM device.  Hmm, shouldn’t have used a thesaurus for handcuff.

Jarlin Garcia – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.09 vs. Zach Eflin – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.50.  They were playing in Miami, so there’s obviously better places for The Regression Fairies to be than a Marlins game.  Specifically, Marlins’ Jarlin (say that fast 117 times!) is due for a major regression, and I wouldn’t touch him.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-4 as he hit leadoff.  HR to the Rizzo!  (This home run was such a joke, a popup to left field, but maybe it’ll get Rizzo going.)

Jon Gray – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.99.  Conditions were not ideal.  The wind was blowing out at 55 knots, which means many ropes would be home runs.  Thankfully, Gray weathered the storm, so baseball’s been Halle Berry Berry good to me.

David Dahl – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  More importantly, CarGo was in the lineup, so maybe the Rockies will do the right thing and start Dahl.  Like at P.F. Chang’s, I have reservations.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer.  I’m honored you’d entrust your family photos with me.  I will set them by this open window–NOOOOOO!!! Torenado!!!

Ryan McMahon – Optioned to Triple-A.  The Rockies really set him up for success.  Confidence builders, they are!  They’re like your dad who said, “You’re a great Monopoly player, and we’ll finish the game when I return from taking the babysitter home,” then, 15 years later when your dad and the babysitter showed up at a family reunion with a new family, and your dad said, “How about we finish that game, champ?”

  1. Chris says:
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    I’m starting to really like Soler, 12 man keeper league. Do I drop any of the following for Soler?

    Dexter Fowler
    Franchy
    Dahl

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Chris:
      NOT Franchy!

    • Rodger Rabbit says:
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      @Chris: Negative.

  2. Rollie Smell My Fingers says:
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    Grey,

    I watcha Wacha to the proverbial rubber tonight and he started off something like 13/21 batters he faced with a ball. Is that good? Maybe he just was trying a new strategy, start in the hole and see if you can work your way out. Kinda like how I run my fantasy teams. I need to be challenged!

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Lance had a really nice breakdown on his Pod this AM

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  3. Daniel Menezes says:
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    Odubel Herrera or Michael Brantley?

  4. phil says:
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    Is Chase Anderson more than a streamer?

    I’m looking at Kingham and Guerra, and other potential drek like Mahle, Little Marco, Skaggs, Gausman, and then I think about Buehler and Flaherty in the long run, and damnit! I can’t help but wonder if I should use the roster slot better than I am.

    Also, Giles or Norris ROS?

    Thanks, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @phil: In some leagues — better than those arms — Norris

  5. Mark says:
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    Please rank ROS Villanueva, Devers, Schoop. Thanks!

    • Rodger Rabbit says:
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      @Mark: Devers, Villanueva, Schoop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark: Devers, Schoop

  6. Swfcdan says:
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    Ozuna or Cespedes? OBP league, Cespedes is now driving in runs whereas Ozuna’s just been terrible. Is he just streaky?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Swfcdan: It’s baseball.

  7. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Loved it, could barely contain my joy!!

    a. “Followed” (and by followed I mean watching on CBS’ game tracker) the Dodgers – AZ game. A few funnies ensue.

    1. To describe the bottom of the LAD order…

    Paging Dr. Kavorkian, please come to 0R2 stat. Bottom third of the LAD lineup has been dead for 1 month.

    Kavorkian (entering OR2): Nurse, normally I would go through the process of charging at 100, then 200, 300 and finally if nothing changes 360. Given the dire situation, please dial it up to 360 right away.

    Nurse: Thank you, doctor.

    Kavorkian: Charging 360. CLEAR!!

    Nurse: Still flatlined, doctor. No response.

    Kavorkian: 360, again. CLEAR!!

    Nurse: Still nothing, doctor. Should we call it?

    Kavorkian: Not yet. 360, again. CLEAR!!

    Nurse: Nope.

    Kavorkian: Ah, who am I kidding. Time of death – May 1. Bottom of the LAD order officially dead.

    2. Adam Liberatore is just like Simon De Bolivar. De Bolivar was not a conqueror, he was a liberator! He liberated as he went along! So too Liberatore just lets guys get on.

    3. How about that LAD bullpen?? They send a guy who’s had 2 TJ surgeries in back-to-back, that turned out great. Then they send in Cingrani back-to-back, that was great too. And as always there’s Chargois to mop up or just enable the worst of the worst to happen. The LAD bullpen could be summarized by a Dr Seuss-inspired poem.

    I am the LAD BP
    I am the LAD BP
    BP I am That BP-I-am!
    Than BP-I-am!
    I do not like
    that LAD BP-I-am! Do you like
    giving up bloopers and hits?I do not like them,
    LAD BP-I-am.
    I do not like
    giving up bloopers and hits.

    Would you like them
    here or there?

    I would not like them
    here or there.
    I would not like them
    anywhere.
    I do not like
    giving up bloopers and hits.
    I do not like them,
    LAD BP-I-am.

    Would you like them
    in Petco?
    Would you like them
    in AT&T Park?

    I do not like them
    in Petco.
    I do not like them
    in AT&T Park.
    I do not like them
    here or there.
    I do not like them
    anywhere.
    I do not like giving up bloopers and hits.
    I do not like them, LAD BP-I-am.

    In short, it’s a really bad bullpen.

    4. On the same CBS game tracker for the LAD-AZ game, there’s a twitter feed in the right-hand column! A few funnies ensue….

    a. Arpaio is guilty (completely random tweet, nothing to do with the game). Matter of fact he was pardoned by the boss like in August of last year.
    b. The Dodgers have a 0.428 (before the loss) winning percentage. It will be difficult to win the division if they continue! [That tweet was brought to you by a former employee of the Smithsonian, now on the Dodgers Nation twitter feed.]
    c. The nicknames they give guys is really ludicrous. Like Belly for Bellinger, Kempy for Kemp, Chase-y for Utley, Yaz-$$ for Grandal (like he’s the money man or something, although for LAD he has been mostly $$ and that is sad). There are more.

    b. Mark Twain quote for May 2

    A banker is a fellow who lends you an umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Ante GALIC:

      Haha Ante!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @FrankGrimes: Grimey!!

        Not as funny as your Haiku! They are always the shizz!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We need a Franchy haiku

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: HA! Awesome… B. Yes, likely difficult C. HA B. Wow, Twain, damn

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!!!

        Thanks, man.

        Tonight I am starting RYU, ru (stutterer)? Y/N will suffice.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Ante Galic says:
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          @Ante Galic: Grey!!!

          Matty Moore just gave up a 3-run poke to E5 and we’re still in the 1st INN. That deserves an…..

          O!, Damn!! O! Damn!!! O!, Damn!!!

          Cheers,
          Ante

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! I am, yes

  8. Swfcdan says:
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    And start Nova today @ Nats?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: I can’t imagine SON likes it

  9. EZ says:
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    You see vlad jr getting the call any time soon, if this year at all?

    • Rodger Rabbit says:
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      @EZ: September if he’s lucky. No need for Toronto to start that clock yet with plenty of major league talent there already.(Solarte, Donaldson)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EZ: Agree with RR

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    I saw that on Bauer. I’d like to see if the numbers back that. Doesn’t statcast track spin rate? Something is up. Their starters have been unreal so far with their strikeout rate. Could be just them throwing curves more but to me it seems like Bauer could be right.

    On the reals though, Ken Giles must be a huge nerd that no one wants to play with. Lance, verlander, Cole and Morton are all huddling in the locker room in a circle sharing their sticky substances (you’re gross for even thinking that) saying “shhhh don’t tell Giles so we can watch him punch himself in the face again hehe”.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kXyT5ijq41A

    • Alex says:
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      @crimedog: Reminds me of my playing days (quit my junior year of high school, but still)… relief pitchers were always crazy AF. Too much time on their hands to marinate thoughts about ex-girlfriends and letting down their father. Then they blow a lead and do crazy stuff like punching themselves in the face

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @crimedog: Why doesn’t Giles spin the ball more?! (Kidding) — Yeah, I don’t completely write off what Bauer’s saying, because players talk… I do think Bregman calling him Tyler is hilarious

  11. 2 outta 3 – Who would you grab?? F. Romero- N. Kingham or Caleb Smith

  12. Scott says:
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    I have gohara stashed. I recently added sonny Gray who was cut. He had a qs last time vs Hou. How long should I hold gray? I’ve benched him until I see a turn around. I may have to make a call if gohara is activated soon. I also own arrieta who has a 3.49 era but has just 10k over 4 starts (21+ innings) if you back out 1 good start vs pit so thats 2 pitchers I don’t have a lot of faith in plus a rookie with upside. Do I cut gohara when he is activated or gray? Or do I cut a hitter and see how this plays out? My hitter cut would be cargo or dexter fowler. I use cargo vs rhp and mainly in Coors. Fowler is benched but his peripherals say he may may be unlucky. Happ is also on my bench but I can’t cut him yet (10th rd pick). Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: I’d want Gray over CarGo

  13. Anodyne says:
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    In a keeper league, would you trade Chase Anderson for Christian Villanueva?

  14. Packers says:
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    11 team Roto, weekly sets, no trades, 2 players at each position and 5 outfielders, so 15 hitters.
    With Rendon coming back, I have Cron and Alonzo at 1B, Freeman and Jeimer at 3B, plus Mancini 1B/OF using one of my four reserve spots. Who would you drop when Rendon comes back?

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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up as always.

    Who do you like more ROS? M. Andjar or Ian Desmond?

    How do you rank these pitchers? Skaggs, Caleb smith, soroka

    Thanks !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sandman: Thanks! Desmond — Soroka (if up), Skaggs

  16. Willy Mo says:
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    Good for Bauer. Apparently he was looking at spin rate stats and saw all these guys go to the Astros and have huge increases in revolutions. Verlander had like a 3.8 era and 1.28 whip with the tigers in 2017. with the Astros his era is like 1 with a .6 whip. It’s impossible to barrel verlander now.

    Totally fishy, its probably more than just coaching.

  17. Tigres says:
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    Hey Grey – According to the interwebs sourced news blurb next to his name on my team roster, Keynan Middleton is “not concerned” about his elbow. Well, hey, that’s good enough for me! I picked up Bedrosian for a hot second but have already dropped him for KING OF SAGNOF for tomorrow’s short schedule.

  18. But-the-dodgers-are-stinky says:
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    Offered Gleyber, Kershaw and Syndergaard, for Senzel and Blackmon. Do the deal?

  19. JC says:
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    Eddie Rosario was dropped in one of my leagues. Should I drop one of these guys to pick him up?

    Leonys, Margot or McCutch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC: Margot

  20. Ben W says:
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    Which side?

    Tanaka vs. Junis and Kurt Suzuki

    • Rodger Rabbit says:
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      @Ben W: Tanaka, unless this is a daily 2 catcher league.

  21. Dunder Mifflin says:
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    I feel like the Giles blurb was directed right at me. I actually dropped devinski for Soroka yesterday, and I’m feeling a log jam and could use some insight. I feel like I have a strong team that with another couple moves will be a true contender barring injury etc etc. 12 team. H2H,Keep 7. 6×6 ops and qs are extra cats. We play one util and one extra infield eligible slot.

    Grandal,Alonso,Cano,Lindor,Bryant,Longo,Khris Davis,Benentendi,Teaoscar,Jose Martinez,Andujar Dl Eaton

    Verlander,Berrios,Lester,Wood,Roark,Lucchessi,Wacha,Williams(pit), Soroka, Allen,Norris. Dl Reyes(stl)

    My real concern is needing to find an upgrade at 1st probably, and closer. Just dk where to begin.

    Had an offer of trea turner/Hoskins/McCullers for my Bryant/lindor/Berrios. I declined but was intrigued. I’d really like to keep those 3 and try and trade from so depth and some up and comers like teaoscar lucchessi andujar etc.

    Sorry for the long post. Just don’t wanna rosterbate and kinda need to get talked out of making some crazy trades. Thank you in advance.

  22. Joe Beisbol says:
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    Do I drop someone, like Zobrist (it can be someone else, and it can be more than one), for one of the following FAs:

    Cron, Yonder, Senzel, Ahmed, Franchy, Brantley

    12-Team, Yahoo, H2H, 5×5 Redraft League
    C – Ramos; 1B – Abreu, 2B – Carpenter, 3B – Machado, SS – Simmons, OF – Stanton/Cain/Cespedes, Util – Belt, Bench – Zobrist, DL – Murphy, Sano
    SP – Darvish, Berrios, Corbin, Richards, Roark, Ross, Ryu; RP – Davis, Morrow, Soria, Strickland, Hader

    • Joe Beisbol says:
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      @Joe Beisbol: Oh, randomly, just saw someone dropped Miggy and he’s on waivers. Odd. So I guess I’d ask if you’d prioritize Miggy, and who you’d prioritize after.

      • Joe Beisbol says:
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        @Grey: Miggy, and if not Franchy? Or straight up Franchy?

  23. Tony C says:
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    Good Morning Grey! I’m looking to add some offense to my bench and lineup as I currently have no bench bats. I’m in a large cat 10×10, 12 team league so not one category is overly important. Please pick 2 among Peraza, Domingo Santana, Reddick, Kepler, Kemp, Pederson, Soler, David Robertson-TB, Matt Adams or Gennett. Thanks!

    • Tony C says:
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      Franchy is available too.

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Tony C:

        The revolution is real.

        • Rodger Rabbit says:
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          @FrankGrimes: Franchy, then id give Pederson a look. Hitting the ball well, post post hype sleeper especially with the tragic news on Seager.

  24. Yager says:
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    I have the 3rd waiver. Should I make a claim on Soroka or keep the spot, hopefully move up, and claim Vlad Jr.?

    I have a greater need for pitching atm, but not sure Soroka stays up.

    Thanks!

    • Yager says:
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      @Yager: also ROS Mancini and El Rosario or E Encarnacion and Gardner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Yager: Don’t know your league, but I guess grab Soroka

  25. Jim says:
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    Soroka or Kyle Gibson

    • knucks says:
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      @Jim: Hold Soroka till we hear they are sending them down, then can grab Gibson for his next start, which looks favorable

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: Agree with knucks

  26. e says:
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    Trade my Blackmon for his Kris Bryant and Trevor Bauer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @e: Bryant

  27. Happyharry says:
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    Grey, Who’s the DROP- Cesar Hernandez or Mancini?

  28. Gotime says:
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    Morning Grey, saw some of Wacha. Not sure what is going on, he was pitching behind in counts, at one point he was throwing a 27 pitch inning only 11 for strikes, the Moncada double was a blooper into left tha Ozuna missed although not sure he could of fielded it for the catch anyway. ..
    That being said would you drop any of Wacha Colome Jo-Ma for Tyson Ross in a weekly redraft. Jo-Ma has filled in for Rendon at Util (but benched this week for Eddie Rosario) my RPs are Colome Vizcaino Giles Devinski and DL Knebel.
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gotime: Thanks for info, I’d hold for now

  29. kilkennybrian says:
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    I own J Aguilar in 12 Team OPS league, also have Hosmer Abreu and Cron (1B, CI, Util). He’s been good, but do I drop him for Ian Desmond? Also have Heaney to drop after tonight, but I expect Rendon to be back soon too, so will have to drop his spot. Also have D Robertson (Chapman handcuff) or Bedrosian. Is Aguilar < Desmond?

    • kilkennybrian says:
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      @kilkennybrian: Also, Souza is on the wire along with Desmond. Add him over any of mentioned above? They said he may be activated soon.

  30. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Please order these: Desmond; Gardner; Margot. Thanks.

  31. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Great write up as always. I have Middleton and Holland in 12 team roto (holds don’t count) – hold or drop one or both for any of these:

    Devenski
    Jones
    Soria
    Greene (on waivers)
    O’Day
    Rodney (just kidding – he’s not allowed on my team)

  32. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Please rank these trade options. Thanks,

    1. My K Seager and Trey for his Encarcion and Ramos (I have no catcher currently)
    2. My K Seager and Carlos Santana for the same two.
    3. My K Seager and Eugenio for same two.

  33. Slappy Jack says:
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    I like Soroka as much as the next guy and/or five girls, but if the Mets had a few actual players batting besides Céspedes dot dot dot

    Mets are looking like the least scary first place team right now

    Thanks Grey, nice work yet again
    the McMahon blurb at the end was great!

  34. msh2404 says:
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    Great write up! Thanks

    Beltre is my primary 3B… I also have Lamb… Then I picked up Sano to fill in for Beltre but now he’s on the DL too… Anyway I have too many 3B and need to drop one.

    Drop Lamb or Sano?’

  35. Zeus says:
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    Harper hit first because the Pirates have a history of pitching around him if there’s an open base. The Nats basically just did that as an “oh yeah well then let’s start the game with a man on first”.

  36. Papasmurf says:
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    In a divine intervention of my own, somehow giancarlo crapped the bed vs giles who couldnt get anyone out. I sat him for morrison cuz i thought morrison would hit estrada…. Coulda really backfired.

  37. Big Ticket says:
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    So Gregory Polanco had a killer first two weeks and then sucked the last two weeks. Pre-season you had him at OF33 and overall 85. Any changes to your rankings for him based on the first month?

  38. Joel says:
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    Thanks again, man!

    1. Teoscar, Mallex or DeShields. Rank please?

    Oh, and 2. Jon Gray has been hanging out in my FA bay for a couple weeks now. Time to snatch him or see how things progress?

    Man again, thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel: 1. DeShields, Teoscar, depends on needs a little 2. Sure

  39. Whore Ratio Sanz says:
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    Joc Pederson or Prince Albert Pujols? Gotta drop one like their “not” hot.

  40. H says:
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    With Cueto on the DL, would you take a flyer on Caleb Smith or pick up Tyler Skaggs? Smiths numbers and K/9 look very intriguing…thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @H: If you wanna risk it with Caleb, I won’t stop you… I think Skaggs will likely be better

  41. kwoox says:
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    I just got offereed wacha for schoop……I’m already up by 8 wins in my league. i hit yes and run to the bank???????????????

    • kwoox says:
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      we actually just did schoop and Ian happ for Puig, wacha and robertson on tampa…..thoughts?

      Feel like schoop by far best player in the deal with the upside of happ over puig?

  42. Alex S says:
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    Your thoughts on trading Olson/Mancini and Asdrubal Cabrera for Tanaka

    I’m stacked at 1B and have to bench one of those two anyway. And I know AC can’t keep up his pace but I do like his position eligibility. At that I’m not sold that Tanaka will be stud worthy ROS. My pitching is very hit or miss right now though. Literally benching Castillo and Stroman as I’m not willing to drop yet. Thor, and Morton are about the only consistent arms I have.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex S: Think you might be able to do better, but it’s fair

  43. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Disregard that Odor likely off DL sooner. Which would you drop — Puig or Odor? Thanks.

  44. Mike S says:
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    Wondering if you’ve ever measured Razzballs impact on ESPN’s added/dropped stats.

    I know you can’t really make a one-to-one attribution – if C.J. Cron is hitting well, his adds will naturally increase… But… If you can measure spikes after mentions on Razzball, that’d be almost as fun as masturbation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike S: Never have, considered it

  45. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Grey nice post…The Cueto blurb had to have been inspired by the one an only….ROS who do you like? Avery or Evan MC JR

    Trumbo Healy ros

  46. kilkennybrian says:
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    Rank ROS OPS

    Franchy, Souza, Mallex, Choo, Desmond, Domingo, Margot

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

    1) Cesar Hernandez and Wil Myers for Yoan Moncada. Which side?

    C: Yasmani Grandal
    1B: Ryan Zimmerman
    2B: Cesar Hernandez
    3B: Matt Chapman
    SS: Francisco Lindor
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Mitch Haniger
    OF: Eddie Rosario
    UTL: Marcus Semien
    Bench: Franchy Cordero
    DL: Jake Lamb
    DL: Wil Myers

    P: Clayton Kershaw
    P: Max Scherzer
    P: Sean Manaea
    P: Hector Neris
    P: Hunter Strickland
    SP: Mike Foltynewicz
    SP: Miles Mikolas
    Bench: Blake Snell
    Bench: Michael Wacha
    Bench: Tyler Mahle

    Thanks as always!

  48. Mr. Peabody says:
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    Who do you like best in this group? Also the next best please.

    Eugenio Suarez, Yuli Gurriel, Pujols, Cron, Tyler Austin, Domingo Santana?

  49. bigbear says:
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    Vlad Guerrero seems to be a trending add in Yahoo… Any news other than he had a few hits? Can he play C? Ok to disregard the last question. I’d love to stash him but not sure if I have anyone I can drop now. 12 team H2H 6×6 with OBP and QS.

    C – Molina
    1B/UTIL – JoMar, HanRam, Smoak
    2B – Whit
    SS – Turner, Semien
    3B – Kingery, Donaldson (DL)
    OF – Rosario, JD, Acuna, Upton
    SP – Lester, Gio, C-Mart, Berrios, Mikolas, Manaea
    RP – Kimbrel, Morrow, Box, Hader

    Performance wise – Kingery’s been the worst. But he’s my starting 3B and need him. Plus his upside. I’ve been trying to trade either Kingery or Semien to the Seager owner… with Molina and Gio for Moncada. No dice so far.

    Is Vlad worth the bench spot over Semien? Or someone else?

  50. Dick says:
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    10 team – OBP league.

    I’ve got some decisions to make as guys come off the DL in the next few weeks…

    2B – C. Hernandez or Odor
    3B – Villanueva, Chapman, or Lamb
    OF – Teoscar or Souza

    Replacements have filled in well for me, but any help appreciated for how to proceed given everyone becomes healthy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dick: Odor — Villa — Teoscar

  51. Gonzo The Great says:
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    Thinking of moving on from Chase Anderson and picking up either Kyle Gibson or Tyson Ross – better either way? The numbers look effectively identical.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gonzo The Great: Maybe Gibson, but I think Anderson is likely best of the 3

  52. chris says:
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    Which is the closer to own moving forward?

    Giles, Vizciano or Colome?

  53. Murph says:
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    Grey
    Im dying for power and RBI’s
    1 – Drop Bird for Odor and hold him in my DL slot until he can replace Cesar Hernandez? (or dont bother?)
    2 – Cut Franchy for Bruce?
    3 – Cut Chapman or Zimmerman for Carpenter?
    4 – Is Wacha or Ross worth dropping for Nova vs. Nats?
    5 – Love Rooster Sauce
    6 – Hate the Rockies.. im afraid that now that theyre done jerking McMahon around, they’ll start messing with Dahl.. dont mess with my Dahl!
    7 – There is no 7
    Thanks friend

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Murph:

      Cut Franchy??
      For that trash can Bruce?
      Blasphemy!!

      • Murph says:
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        @FrankGrimes: Ha! Forgive me Frank!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: 1. Sure 2. Bleh 3. Chap 4. Nah 5. Me too! 6. I know 7. I knew it!

  54. RICE says:
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    Seems like my league (10-team) is going through the one-month-in-panic-dropping period.

    I don’t want to be one of them but the only real bench bat I have available to drop is Ryan Zimmerman. Lose him for any of the below?

    Domingo Santana
    Carlos Santana
    Margot
    Desmond
    Peralta
    M.A. Taylor
    Belt

    Thanks Grey!

    • Savoy Special says:
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      @RICE: I’m just regurgitating this from the advice to my post yesterday. I just dropped Josh Bell for Zimmerman, who has a .195 BABIP right now but a career .310 BABIP. he also has a top 10 exit velocity for this season according to statcast. there should be positive regression very soon. and that’s me quoting the kind stranger in the Razball comments from yesterday! but as for your needs, if you need speed, choose the speed guys..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RICE: Agree with Savoy

  55. John Lettiere says:
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    puig and desmond both were dropped, which do you like better ros OPS league?

  56. johnnyhobbes says:
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    SOS to Captian Grey
    Eddie Rosario is on the waiver……
    I can drop either Michael, Conforto, Teoscar Hernandez, Migueal Andujar, Gregory Polanco, Ryon Healy, or Christian Villanueva,

    Leaning to just go chalk and drop hernandez, andujar, or Healy… but conforto is killing me right now….
    btw i also have M Gonzalez and Luiz Gohara on my pitching bench side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @johnnyhobbes: Rosario over Healy — Marco Gonzalez is kinda meh

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t have time to read, what’s the gist

          • johnnyhobbes says:
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            @Grey: The 26-year-old lefty is straight up dealing with a 10.7 K/9 and only a 1.6 BB/9. No pitcher with a strikeout as high as his has a lower walk rate. His K%-BB% is the 12th best among qualified starters. Gonzales’s great start is being hidden by a .406 BABIP fueled 4.37 ERA. While he struggled giving up runs in his first three starts, he allows nothing in his last two. Gonzales may finally be living up to some of his prospect status from a few years back. He’s finally healthy. And most importantly, he’s effective. Right now, his ownership rate is 27% at FanTrax. Buy now before owners start digging past his ERA.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Looking at his numbers now, he throws 90 MPh, added a cutter, reduced his change, he has one plus pitch from what I can see… His K/9, BB/9 and xFIP are gorgeous tho, maybe there’s something here, I need to see a bit more

              • johnnyhobbes says:
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                @Grey: I hear ya on wait and see…. I just felt likeIi had the room to stash him any way. My SPs are C. Martinez, C. Morton, P. Corbin, H. Ryu, and Miles “Lizard King” Mikolas as per your potential sleeper pre-season pick. RPs- Hand and Bradley

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Mikolas!

  57. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Something (usually several things) in every one of your posts reminds me why I’m addicted to this site. This time it was Tootie with the book on her head. Thanks for another great post. The Facts of Life are all about you, Grey!

    PS: I had a (not so mini) meltdown last night when Kela imploded. Was feeling kinda shitty about my team. Then I saw that Salvy Perez stole a base for me, as if to tell me there’s still good in the fantasy baseball world.

  58. Trust The Process says:
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    Yo Grey! Complete rebuild /reload mode … 12 team roto … forever keep 10 + 10 farm … my farm is stacked … going with mostly young upside in my mlb … can do my Taillon for Franchy + Teoscar … my mlb includes Suarez, Soler, Villanueva, Dejong, Cron, Villar… guys like that … whatya think ?

  59. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Would you take Vizcaino or Norris for ROS?

  60. frobin2 says:
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    Would you trust playing Castillo against MIL tonight?

    • anicholsnj says:
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      @frobin2: Trust? No. Start? In some leagues, where you have to.

  61. zach jany says:
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    would u drop wacha or pivetta and pick up Castillo? Bad start for Castillo but alot of upside

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @zach jany: Wacha and him are prolly around equal at this point

  62. Five-on-One says:
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    12-team, 5×5, with weekly line-ups. SP a little questionable this week.

    1) please rank: Bauer (@NYY $3.0), Kennedy (vDET $7.3), Wacha (vCHC $0.4), SonnyG (vCLE $6.2, but damn hard to trust), Heaney (vBAL $13.7 and maybe @COL, but not announced yet), Marquez (@NYM $8.2).

    2) Might need all but two from list above (yes, I know, not good), who are the bottom two?

    Thanks in advance. Even with those SPs, I am one point out of first.

      • Five-on-One says:
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        @Grey: Thanks – surprised on Gray, but that’s why I ask! Can you give me the bottom one or two to drop/sit?

  63. mrm3711 says:
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    Hey Grey!

    The injury bug has hit my team (bit my team?) big time: in a 12-team standard Y! league with 2 DL spots and 5 bench spots, I currently have Sano, Rendon, Puig and Myers hurt, with Sano and Rendon in my lineup because I’m using my DL spots and other bench spots on pitching.

    My questch is, should I drop Puig for any of the following guys, considering that there’s still not a clear timetable for him, or hold and try and weather the storm?
    Pillar, Leonys, Candelario, Kyle Seager, Margot, Desmond.

    Thanks as always!

  64. Henry Rowengartner says:
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    Hey Grey,

    would you drop Michael Taylor for Span?

  65. gc tacos says:
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    Do we trust Castillo today? Have Severino, Snell, and Romero (MN) starting so far.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @gc tacos:

      SON doesn’t hate it but why risk it?

  66. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    GREY!
    12 TM AL only Dynasty

    Would you drop any of the following to pickup Domingo German:
    Cam Bedrosian
    Matt Boyd
    Sonny Gray
    Colin McHugh
    James Paxton
    Eduardo Rodriguez
    CC Sabathia
    Tyler Skaggs

  67. Whatever says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Offer changed a bit now in a ten team mixed league standard 5×5.

    I would give up C-Mart, Andrellton, Boxberger for Correa.

    My SP: Corbin, Wood, Manaea, Snell, Bauer, Samardzia.
    My RP: Neris, Felipe V, Vizcaino, Strickland

    Do the deal?

    Thanks,

    W

      • Whatever says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. I am going to accept after lineups lock. i want to get one last start from C-Mart against CHW.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  68. Jack says:
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    1. Trust Castillo vs. Brewers or Tyler Anderson @ Cubs today?
    2. Soler or Schwarber?
    Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: 1. Nope and no 2. Schwarber

  69. lbbsand says:
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    how much of $221 faab to drop on a. wood?
    10T H2H pts

  70. LastPlace says:
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    Crystal Ball time.

    Who do you like best for 2019.

    Gleybar T.
    Adam Engel
    Avisail Garcia

    Is it close?

      • LastPlace says:
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        @Grey: Gracias

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          De nada

  71. Shujun says:
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    Grey,

    Soler or Pederson ROS in a 14 team OPS league?

    Not that it means a lot, but the Dodgers are listing him as the starting RF now that Taylor is moving to SS

      • Shujun says:
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        @Grey: Cool, I was thinking the same…thanks man, you’re the best!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  72. Raider says:
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    Mixed league head-to-head points. I’m looking to make a move…
    Who ya got between Soroka, Gibson and Kingham?
    Who ya got between Herrera, Norris and Strickland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Raider: Soroka if he were staying up — Gibson — Kelvin

  73. Ty says:
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    I could use a closer. Would you drop Wacha or Pivetta for Devenski or Bud Norris?

    • William Hung says:
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      @Ty: Lose wacha for norris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ty: Agree with Hung

      • Ty says:
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        @Grey:
        Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  74. jose says:
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    Grey, we’re selling high on Villanueva? Like right now? The rest of my infield (Abreu, J Ramirez, Shaw, Turner, Peraza) is pretty solid and should have Schoop coming off the DL soon. The outfield on the other hand (Granderson, Peralta, Schebler, Schwarber, M Taylor) could use some help even if Puig comes back, passable.

    Trade Analyzer has Villanueva less valuable than about anyone. Just send out offers I guess?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jose: See what you can get

  75. Bob says:
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    No holds league and all I have is Andrew Miller, Hector Neris, and Greg Holland.

    Is it time to drop Holland for speculative closers?

  76. your mom says:
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    Hi, in a 20 teamer, would you trade story for mikolas or tanaka or soroka?

    Thanks

  77. Wilsonian says:
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    Not getting any production out of 3rd base lately. Do I move on from Chapman (with Sano on the DL) for any of the following:

    Davidson
    Jeimer
    Suarez
    Healy
    Escobar
    Marwin
    Frazier

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

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @Wilsonian: add Franco to that list of available bats.

  78. Mike says:
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    Would you trade Tim Anderson And Acuna to get Lindor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Yeah, but might take it on the nuggs

  79. Bucktail30 says:
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    Keep forever dynasty OBP league….

    trade my Xander Bogaerts, Willie Calhoun, Walker Buehler and 3rd rd pick in next years prospect draft for Clayton Kershaw?

  80. William Hung says:
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    Who do I drop of the following: Domingo Santana, Michael Conforto, Billy Hamilton

    To pick up Eddie Rosario

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Damn i missed the cutoff for Rosario – didn’t know he played this early. I’ll look for this pick up tomorrow.

        I hope Eddie is pulling a Rendon circa 2017 where April was a throwaway month before being a solid option through ROS.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That would be nice

  81. The Shoe says:
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    A. Drop Trevor Williams for any of the following?
    Flaherty, Soroka, Mahle, C. Smith, Guerra, Kingham

    B. How concerned are you about regression for Williams based on his peripherals? Really grateful for your rec to grab him at the start of the season, but his walks and meh K’s have me thinking there’s an impending meltdown…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Shoe: A. Meh, maybe Soroka if he’s staying up B. Concerned, he’s not this good

  82. kilkennybrian says:
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    ROS, 6×6 w OPS

    Rank Margot, Martin, Mallex,

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        @Grey: I should pick up Martin then, drop Mallex or Margot?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If you don’t need speed

  83. Alex says:
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    Would you trade hosmer Newcomb and Reynaldo for Zimmerman and either Godley or wood in an OBP H2H league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Sure, Wood

  84. Bombers says:
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    Any chance Mark Canha can maintain this pace over the course of the year? Do you expect him to consistently start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bombers: 20 HR, .250 seems doable

      • Bombers says:
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        @Grey:

        Think he’ll have >800 OPS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  85. Cohen says:
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    You trusting Heaney at home vs Balt?
    SON likes the start

  86. Lindorphins says:
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    If you own Harper, would you take Lindor + Starling Marte + Morton (or neither)? I own Harper and need to replace Seager and Ray. Could use the OF help too. Keeper league if that makes a difference. Thanks.

    • Lindorphins says:
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      @Lindorphins: Sorry, strike the “(or neither)” part of that. Just wondering if those three for Harper is fair. Thanks.

  87. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Are you adding Jon Gray over anyone from this staff in a 10 team, 6×6 (OPS&HLD)?

    Bauer, Quintana, Pivetta, Ryu, Richards?
    DL- Bumgarner

    My only other move would be to drop Buxton for Gray…Buxton is my last bench player since I only have 1 DL spot

    Thanks, Homie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Richards

  88. Matt says:
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    Drop 2: Franchy, Schebler, Villanueva,Souza, C. Santana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schebler, Souza

  89. Johnny Be Good says:
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    Hey Grey!

    You starting Darvish today with the wind blowing out in Wrigley against Rockies?

    And definitely benching Castillo vs Brew Crew, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am starting Yu, bu I have no option… Bench Castillo until you see a good start

  90. Josh-NYC says:
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    I know you answered before that you like Desmond over andujar.. is it close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Close

  91. peacecoast says:
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    yo G.

    Have you ever banned anyone from the comments? Why? Asking for a friend (jk, curious).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t think so, I don’t let through obnoxious comments tho if they need to be moderated bc they’re new

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: dick, fuck, cunt, bitch!

        this is a test

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nah, if you’ve commented before, you’ll get through… It’s the drive by comments that say something like “(Writer or commenter’s name) you’re so stupid” and they’re up for moderation… I trash those comments

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Grey you’re so stooooooopid

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, I let people critical of me through, not of our other writers tho

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: moderate this fucker. SEE I CAN SAY ANYTHING I WANT

            ESPN FANTASY WRITERS RULE

            TRISTAN COCKROT’S RANKINGS ARE THE BEST

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, you’re on one today

  92. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    Buy/sell/hold Luke Weaver in 12 teams QS and barren SP free agent list?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Fungazi 2.0: Hold if you got him, and I think you buy low or pick off waivers if he is there.

      • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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        @b the esq.: Yeah, trying to figure out if I’m going to burn a waiver on him, or just add him early that day. I think other pitcher starving teams might put a waiver claim on him too

  93. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Giles’ new name is Tyler Durden with that self-inflicted punch. Think we see Devenski overtaking the role sometime soon?

    Also, as a best general grab (esp for upside), do you like Cordero or Peraza more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Hilarious… Peraza

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Bauer would probably Tweet in Giles’ defense, saying that he probably meant to punch the air, but the pine tar increased the spin rate on his hook too much.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

          • dubjay says:
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            @Grey:
            nice

        • Slappy Jack says:
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          @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: That was actually really funny! well played Duda! I immediately thought the first comment was going to be a Bauer/Tyler joke, got slow played

  94. brian says:
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    16 team h2h dynasty with k/bb and qs. you rolling with romero v tor today?

    Also, is andrew suarez meh or bleh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am not on Romero — Suarez is major bleh

  95. Jack says:
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    Franchy over Gleyber, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franchy

  96. mernest says:
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    Drop either Carpenter or Zimmerman for Beltre?

    Currently they get put in 1b/3b slot depending on matchups but I can afford a bench slot for Beltre if worth the stash until healthy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, Carp and him are a push

  97. Rich says:
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    Would you drop Luis Castillo to pick up Mike Soroka in a 12-team keeper league 5×5 roto? Soroka would cost $6 next year, Castillo $16. I could also drop Brinson ($16 next year) or Amed Rosario ($6 next year), but that would leave me with the minimum number of hitters and no hitters on the bench. Thanks!

    • Rich says:
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      @Rich: Just to update — the choice is really either drop Castillo or Flaherty, and pick up Soroka.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Flaherty

  98. The Great Knoche says:
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    Wind blowing out at 20mph to right at Wrigley. Parra and Dahl in lineup. Parra Batty Call. Yuuuuu getting lit today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope not

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Yuuuu Sux.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sigh

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @The Great Knoche: Blackmon’s beard is gonna be whipping around like that kung fu master’s beard in Kill Bill.

  99. Cubjet says:
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    Drop Miguel andujar for jeimer candelario?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  100. Eng says:
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    G’morning, Grey. Thanks for the morning read. Would you drop Sonny Gray for Soraka?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Eng says:
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        @Grey: Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  101. Phil says:
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    Vizcaino, Norris, Giles ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Viz

  102. Marti says:
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    National League only 10 team Roto which side do you like better Margot and Iannetta for Ozuna and Austin Barnes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

    • Cram It says:
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      @Marti: Ozuna, not close.

  103. web says:
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    You a believer in Manea?…lost Ray for a while…Have Deshields off my bench to offer.

  104. H says:
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    Someone in my 12 team NL only dynasty league cut bait with Matt Carpenter, would he be an upgrade over for 2 years at $1 over 2 years of Ian Happ or Scott Kingery at .50 or 1 year of Aaron Altherr at .10? If so, which one would you swap out? We have a $26 salary cap at the beginning of each season. Thanks for all of the fantasy baseball wisdom!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Altherr

      • HamPorter says:
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        @Grey: thanks! Do you think Happ will eventually start to get more playing time? I think he’s trying to do too much with the short leash he’s got from Maddon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hope so, but not looking likely at this point

          • HamPorter says:
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            @Grey: I was afraid you were going to say that.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              My b

  105. Count de Monetballl says:
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    @Fogimon: You are welcome for me sitting Rizzo and scoring that home run, even if it was a fluke hit the other way with the help of some wind. Post – Sonavabench for me! Yahoo!’s weather icon says the wind is blowing out to right at 18MPH today, don’t know that I put much stock in that, but here’s hoping for HR to the Izzo

  106. Gregg Jefferies, Future Star says:
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    Pick up Eugenio Suarez and/or Leonys, dropping Pillar and/or Cesar Hernandez?

    Drop Wacha for any of CC, Roark, Kingham or Skaggs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both — Hold Wacha there

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Dahl over Leonys

        • Gregg Jefferies, Future Star says:
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          @Grey:

          Danke mein dood

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

            • William Hung says:
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              @Grey: follow up question: If Dahl does get everyday ABs, then he’s a top __ OF

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                40

  107. EZ says:
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    Teoscar vs. Romero, Jose Martinez vs. giolito or ozuna vs giolito?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  108. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Wacha walked (wached?) Trace Thompson and Adam Engel back to back. All you need to know.

    Of course, it would have been helpful if the Cardinals’ offense could’ve have mustered more than a solitary run against James “How Am I Still A Pitcher In The Major Leagues” Shields. What that nickname lacks in humor and creativity, it makes up for in accuracy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  109. Turd Wendell says:
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    Drop Kingery for DeShizz or Profar? 12th h2h 5×5. As a Philly guy I have a huge man crush, but I have so many injuries, he got drilled on the elbow with a 98 mph heater, probably out a few days. I hate to do it for the versatility aspect, I just won’t have a full lineup. Take me off the ledge, Gray.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShizz

  110. Terrence Mann says:
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    Jeebus. That Facts of Life episode was supposed to be forever erased from my memory. I may need to get a jellybean holder just to recover.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  111. Terrence Mann says:
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    I was pretty sure when Yuniesky Betancourt was playing 3rd for KC and had his feet on both sides of the bag letting a player make it safe on a would-be force out, he would forever be the biggest idiot ever to sport the Royals uniform.

    Soler is already giving him a run for his money.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  112. Marti says:
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    which side would you rather have Kershaw or Buxton and Otani

    • Terrence Mann says:
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      @Marti: Kershaw. Not close.

    • Fogimon says:
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      @Marti: Wow, Hamburger or Steak?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hamburger

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Tho, what kind of steak?

        • Fogimon says:
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          @Grey: Tbone

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Gotta go tbone then

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kershaw

  113. Fogimon says:
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    Benched Yoenis in my weekly lineup lock because he said he was missing “a few games” this week. SONOVA. Started Domingo in his place. Double BIATCH

    Also have Castillo starting today in that same weekly lineup lock. I need the K’s, okay!!

    Prayer hexagon commence…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, commenced!

  114. Fogimon says:
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    Benched Yoenis in my weekly lineup lock. SONOVA.
    Started Domingo in his place. DOH!

    Also have Castillo starting today, one…last…time. I need the K’s, okay!!

    Prayer hexagon commence.

    • Fogimon says:
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      @Fogimon: Double post only because the site said there was an error. Clearly I didn’t even remember my wording on the 1st.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Commenced!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Commenced!

  115. andrew says:
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    Grey,
    Having troubles at SS and only have Cozart. Would you move C-Mart for Bregman , Nova and Conforto or too drastic? 12 team 6×6 roto OBP keeper league
    My P are CMart/Berrios/Folty/LCastillo/Stroman/Lucchesi/McCullers/Morrow/Giles/ Strickland
    Chirnos/Hedges/Olson/Cano/Gennett/Cozart/Rendon/Alonso/Betts/Springer/Haniger/Peralta/Shebler/Cesar/WInker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  116. Scott says:
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    Would you cut dextee fowler for profar in an obp league? Fowler has done nothing. Profar has started to hit over the last week and qualifies at multiple positions. Thx

    • Fogimon says:
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      @Scott: Odor coming back soon, Profar has a tendency to play himself out of lineups….. and leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you like

  117. Base-Ball says:
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    6×6 OBP, SLG, R, HR, RBI are batting categories, keep 4.

    Would you deal Yonder/Reddick for Teoscar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bit much

  118. ohtani bonaduce says:
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    I’m surprised no mention of Edwin Diaz. 12 saves, sub 1 era and whip and 17+k’s/9.

    He’s on pace for 69 saves.

  119. Humm Baby says:
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    I’ve lost Seager and Cueto this week, Thor is probably next, and have Odor, Rendon and Eaton rotting on the DL… the day I pick up Peralta, he gets drilled in the hand… the day I grab Gyorko, Matheny decides he’ll never play again… the day I draft Castillo, well… I have no questions for Sir Grey, but just hope I don’t grab or drafted anyone you guys like… I have Abreu, Hoskins, Acuna and Bauer.. pray.

    • Fogimon says:
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      @Humm Baby: nooooooooooooooooo!! stop naming names!

      • Humm Baby says:
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        @Fogimon: Sorry, had to vent somewhere. Seemed like a good place.. Ignore, I was joking about other guys I own.

        • Fogimon says:
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          @Humm Baby: phhhew!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t touch my players!

      • Humm Baby says:
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        @Grey: Definitely can’t be mad at you, you said stay away from Seager and Cueto.. so. Hopefully I weather the storm, but it’s ugly right now. At least Rosario heating up!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

  120. knucks says:
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    A nod to Rudy and his tools.

    Benched Mazara for another player today when I saw he was facing the Klubot. Then saw the Hittertron liked Mazara anyway. Made the swap back and started him, as I’ve been pledging to stick to pretty much whatever decision the bots say, now that its May and we have a solid month or so of data.

    Mezuza just took a trip to ding dong city a min ago. Good shizz Rudy!

    • :) FWIW, this April was on par with all non-April 2017 months.

      • knucks says:
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        @Rudy Gamble: Amazing! And it feels like it man. This Mazara instance is just the most recent/extreme example. From my comment, it sounds like I wasn’t using them everyday, but that is far from truth. Thanks again brutha

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        What does that mean, Rudy?

        • knucks says:
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          @Grey: Not Rudy obvi, but as a data manager in my “day job”, I’m reading it as follows…

          He somehow was able to provide us with comparable advice for a month in which we didn’t have 2018/current season data, as he was for months last year, where he had a pile of recent/in-season data to use. Its pretty incredible to be honest, but you already know that part Grey!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ah, yeah, that makes sense

      • dubjay says:
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        @Rudy Gamble:
        He has good career numbers against Kluber.

        • knucks says:
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          @dubjay: Truth! I hadn’t bothered to check his BVP this AM. And almost don’t even have to if I’m using the tools. Good stuff though dj

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      Tools have slaughtered for DFS this month too!

  121. kilkennybrian says:
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    Kipnis having a game. I know it’s Matt Moore, but they seem to be sticking to him in the 2 hole. Is he an add in deep 12 teamer? Better then the Pinders and Ketel Martes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over those guys

  122. dubjay says:
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    Morning Grey,
    This made me laugh pretty hard. “He had more poise than Tootie with a book on her head”. Classic.
    I have an empty slot on my roster with the C.Seager injury. 12 team H2H KEEPER league(keep 10). I will have to drop somebody soon anyways with ODOR coming off the DL, but for now who is the pickup between KINGERY, J.LOWRIE, MORELAND, FRANCHY, HEALY, F.ADAMS, DEVENSKI, COLOME, DUFFY, GAUSMAN. As far as positions go, i am weakest at 1b with JOMA and DESMOND. Love kingerys upside and position eligibility but don’t know when he will start hitting. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Kingery’s on waivers in my league

      • dubjay says:
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        @Grey:
        Is it a keeper league? Thought he should be owned there. Who would you grab then?

        • dubjay says:
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          @dubjay:
          Also. pretty sure I could get J.Smoak for Jose Martinez. Do you like that deal for me?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Works for me

            • dubjay says:
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              @Grey:
              Curious who you would pickup in my original question if not kingery

  123. birrrdy! says:
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    Dee Gordon and Ryan McMahon write-ups PRICELESS, Sir Grey. I’ve got to find a way to work the Monopoly dad metaphor into conversation somehow today…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks

  124. From Beyond says:
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    12 team OBP league…

    My Hoskins and Schoop for his Freeman?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoskins side

  125. Garnold says:
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    Trade my Verlander for his Ozuna? I’m last in RBI’s in 12 team redraft mixer, and my pitching is stacked (Verlander, Cole, Nola, Maeda, Lucchesi, Wacha, Samardzija, Ty Ross, Faria, Soroka, Minor).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  126. H says:
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    E5 Boom!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  127. newbvic says:
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    would you be looking to get 80 cents to the dollar on what you paid for kershaw, synderguard and archer? or do you have varying amounts of skepticism on the trio. thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do have varying degrees of skepticism. Good way to put it. I think you can get full price for Thor and Kershaw still, tho

  128. Dancin Homer says:
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    12-team, H2H league

    Drop Holland for Justin Anderson? or hold to see if he can bounce back?

    My other closers are: Chapman, Boxberger, Strickland.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Anderson

  129. Mr. Peabody says:
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    Jon Gray or Soroka?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  130. FrankGrimes says:
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    On the way to AT&T
    Franchy gonna get at least
    TWO bombs off that noodle arm Holland.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anything less than 3 HRs is a disappointment

  131. Terrence Mann says:
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    CMart HELPNING HIS OWN CAUSE (AND MINE, TOO)!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  132. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    Managers are ridiculous. I hate Mookie in the leadoff spot too. Guy has 2 HRs already today and both are solo shots. Let’s take a guy that led our team in HRs last year and put him in a spot to have fewer guys on base in front of him…feel like we could have a hand puppet for at least 2/3 of all managers in MLB.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear that totally and completely

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: The bat boy could make these calls. And now with a hand puppet this is stuck in my head and I must share…Oaktown will like this

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I actually totally disagree with truss on this one. I have two words for him: Ricky Henderson

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              What about Rickey?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: he hit tons of bombs leading off

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I will take whatever I can get

        • MattTruss

          MattTruss says:
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          Henifer!

  133. braves uk says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Thanks as always for the v detailed write up! I’ve had a counter offer to something I asked about yesterday:

    Deep 15 team OBP roto
    Give: Y Cespedes, Odubel, S Castro
    Get: B Dozier, J Samardzija

    Thanks…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, Yoenis, it’s fair

  134. J-FOH says:
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    Hey Culligan Man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flukazy!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I protested commenting yesterday because of the title. Turn the Page on Seager!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Did you see Rudy’s comment to you the day before?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Nah, I stormed out like a 5 year old who got denied his happy meal

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You should look

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: oh man…I feel like a bad actor in the deep state. Wait that sounds too buzzzzy right now. No I’m the worst for trying to recycle when I didn’t even know I recycled, I’m accidentally green and ironically red right now too.

            See what you need to say is that maybe if I came back home to my Jewish papa I could write all the titles I want when I write for you again.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA! Was pretty funny when Rudy dug that up

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: that guy is a dirty thief. I want justice. I expect satisfaction…or a corrected reference in his article

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: Im going to go harass him

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Perfect

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      and you made no comment about me writing for you again…I see your game, play coy you little minx

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You’re welcome any time!

  135. Fantasy Donald Trump says:
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    If I had a dollar for every earned run Darvish and Stroman have given up this year, I could start an online university. I knew I should have stuck to white pitchers.

    • DonnieB says:
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      White pitchers and quarterbacks.

  136. Ty says:
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    Would you trade an ice cold Conforto for a lukewarm Rosario?

    • William Hung says:
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      @Ty: Yes because Conforto at his best is probably not as good as Rosario at his best

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  137. William Hung says:
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    Prayer pyramid scheme for Yoan Moncada – taken out of today’s game after sliding into 3rd (according to twitter sources)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  138. Steve says:
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    Would you:

    Give: Bellinger + Realmuto
    Get: Stanton

    In a 12T 5×5 redraft? Already have Perez at C and looking to unload realmuto

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  139. Big Easy says:
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    Grey,
    First time stalker, long time reader…
    In a vacuum, I traded Just Dong for deGrom. My pitching was atrocious and I have plenty of power. (Gary Sanchez, Rhys, Gallo, Dozier, Schwarbs) Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would’ve wanted more

  140. Steve says:
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    Would you drop Holland at this point? Bud Norris looking real. Have Soria, Strickland, Kela, Devenski

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  141. Jason says:
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    Please order these SP for ROS:

    T. Williams, J Guerra, Junis, Folty, Ross

    thinking of picking up one or two of the top options…

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Folty, Williams

  142. ItISMe says:
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    Mancini or C Santana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini

  143. Jc says:
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    Mancini or C Santana?

  144. JC says:
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    Are you pitching Trevor Williams @ Nationals tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  145. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    I know April must be in the rear view once EE starts hitting. Welcome to the season, big man. Arenado, Lindor, JDM. Just need some of my pitchers to wake up now.

    Remember how Matt Moore dominated the Yankees and Rangers on the road in his first two big league starts? What happened to that guy? He turned into Hector Santiago pretty quickly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup… Moore has somehow stayed in the league so long after he’s looked good… Arenado!

  146. H says:
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    Reading the above post about Holland, I guess I can drop him for ODay? Looks like Oday May be the closer now with Brach blowing up on the regular.

    My closers right now are Osuna, Familia, Boxberger, Norris and Holland. I also have Knebel and Britton on the DL. I’ve been holding Holland waiting to see what happens…

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  147. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Poor Franchy’s never gonna up his batting average if they keep turning his hits into fielding errors. Damn MLB establishment. Viva la Revolution!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  148. Count de Monetballl says:
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    This feels like a dumb questions, but Acuna @ Mets (deGrom) or Jean Segura (Oak – Brett Anderson). Who are you starting?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not dumb, tough call… I’d prolly go Segura and hate myself for it… You need to make a trade if you’re sitting one of them every day

      • Count de Monetballl says:
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        Yeah I know, My outfield and DH (3 OF, 1 DH, 4 positions total) options are currently:
        Trout
        Rosario
        Ozuna
        Segura
        Acuna

        Been benching Ozuna of late after just having picked up Rosario off waivers. Hittertron loved Ozuna today, so i took a shot with Acuna going up against deGrom. Hittertron doesn’t love Segura today either…

        By the way HR to the Rizzo; and HR to the Rosario!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You should trade

  149. Nightmare! says:
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    Hey buddy. I’m a little depressed and could use some cheering up. Cueto going down and my whole second closer situation is screwin with me. I guess on the plus side we’ve got the Americans tonight!

    1) safe to drop Cueto and Estrada for Folty and Castillo?

    2) Should i be looking to trade my Bumgarner? What kinda arm should i be looking for or just hold and hope this giants team can hold ground with this shit rotation they got.

    3) pick 1 for my season at 3b
    Kyle Seager, Escobar, Davidson, Andujar, Franco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stan Beeman! 1. Estrada for Folty, I’d wait to hear on Cueto 2. Can’t trade him for an arm 3. Seager

  150. Q says:
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    Think maybe this Mookie guy is a player. Last September I was mad at myself for keeping him over Giancarlo…..

    H2H leagues are so dumb, but still so fun.

    Was losing my 6 x6 league 10-2 this morning.

    Then Mookie, E5, and Snell.

    Now winning 9-3.

    I really needed that after Sano, Puig, and Ray all went on the DL at the same time, which was depressing.

    Thanks for listening.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  151. Chud says:
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    2 part ?

    Part 1:Soroka or Flaherty in keeper?

    Part 2: Keeper league trade offer:

    I give CMart and get Corbin n either Soroka or Flaherty

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soroka — C-Mart side

      • Chud says:
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        @Grey: This Soroka love has me wearing beer goggles….appreciate u setting me straight.

        Hitter wise JBell or Lamb in a keeper?

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, Bell

  152. Regan says:
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    I think all closers who blow a save should have to punch themselves in the face! Lord knows i wanted to after seeing that stat line! Probably my favorite moment of the year so far. Giles, your ok in my book!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Regan: Lol! Rodney should have to shoot an imaginary arrow straight up and mime getting hit by it.

  153. Hurt Yoenis says:
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    Would you trade Corbin for Joey Gallo or hold and keep streaming my Corner infield? Thanks as always
    C castiollo
    1b jose martinez
    2nd Albies
    3rd Arenado
    Ss semien
    2b/ss kingery (odor dl)
    1b/3b LoMo
    OF JD, Upton, Acuna, Cain, Conforto
    Util Cruz
    Sp kluber, severino, corbin, ryu, luis castillo, clevinger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soudns fair

  154. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    I just dropped Gattis for Cervelli a few days ago, so I now feel validated!

    In a 10 team OBP league with limited moves (budget for season moves), would you hold Conforto or drop for: Belt, Villanueva, Teoscar, Davidson, Longoria, Suarez

    I was a huge Conforto believer coming into the year, and while the nearly 20% walk rate is nice, his barrel%, exit velocity, and hard hit percentage are all career lows and he is carrying a measly .090 ISO right now

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eugenio

  155. Earl says:
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    Would you do following?:

    1) give Freeman and Altuve for trout and Miguel Cabrera? Not so sure about Cabrera myself

    2) give Freeman and Altuve for Trout and Jose Ramirez? This seems close.

    Both of these would leave me little thin at 1b with either Cabrera or trey Mancini.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Altuve side 2. Trout

  156. Moon Shots says:
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    Hi Grey!

    What do you think of Moran as a buy-low on Margot?

    NL Only 10 team…

    Danka

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Margot

  157. Fredtbn1gs says:
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    So…how much faith do you have that Darvish is going to stop sucking?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not a ton

  158. DonnieB says:
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    Are you feeling better about Franchy or Margot ROS?
    Would you trade my Bauer for Cano and Maeda? And that’s Tyler Bauer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot — I’d prolly hold Bauer, but that’s fair

  159. Oppo Taco says:
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    Freeman for JD Martinez and Kela? What side do you prefer. 5×5 roto.

    Also Giles or Kela ROS. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD — Kela

  160. Josh Freeman says:
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    Grey,

    drop Peralta for Polanco in points league? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  161. DonnieB says:
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    My OF in a 12 team league is Yelich,Cain,Castellanos,Conforto and Margot with Yuli at DH. I felt good after the draft. Should I now? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t look awful

  162. Dangerfield51 says:
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    Two closer league. I have Morrow and Kela. Norris is on waivers. Should I pick him up, if so who is the drop?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  163. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    if I can trade for Darvish in my points league (and not give up too much in return) is it worth it? Or stay clear?

  164. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Where do you stand on Darvish in a RCL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench until he’s right

    • Willy Mo says:
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      @Schmohawks Bob: id like to stand on his face and stomp around

  165. Willy Mo says:
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    joey votto with the awful defense screwing over castillo in that second inning.

    two easily fieldable ground balls somehow both called hits that went basically right through him, especially the second one. ugh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, agreed

  166. I was offered Kenley Jansen foe Jose Perazza. I have one good closer and one middle tier closer. But I have Addison Russel at short and he is sucking

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jansen side, not close

  167. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    i don’t own him but yikes what happened to degrommit?!

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: holy crap these injuries are PILING up in like the last 2-3 days. puig, sano, cueto, degrom, shaw, trop, miggy, mookie (back now), mostsuckass (back now), mcclutchin’, j.montgomery, ray (maybe 1 day earlier), kingery, ceager (albeit he was ALREADY injured of course), moncada, middleton, ok this has to be at least the most i’ve ever seen over like 2-3 days before. that’s 16 though.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Totally

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ain’t gonna be good

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: oh yeah and wet tail, 17.

  168. The Great Knoche says:
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    Know why DeGrom came out?

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      @The Great Knoche: hyperextended right elbow.

      So, like, no biggie, Right?

      FML

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Lucky Dog: it was done hitting, but it IS his throwing elbow. i guess hyperextended isn’t as bad as hitting the hyper button in defender sometimes though, but still not optimal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hyperextended elbow

  169. Lucky Dog says:
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    First Montgomery, now deGrom.

    Why did I invest in a 4th round pitcher again?

    Gah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  170. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    most of the way through Oz, good night had no clue there were that many Wire people on that. by season 4 it’s like 70% of every new character is from the wire in one way or the other. i know you didn’t watch much of it but here we go (just the ones i know for sure):
    rawls
    cedric daniels
    ellis carver
    herc
    freamon
    ervin burrell
    bodie
    avon
    d’angelo’s mom from wire has a role
    method man
    and when i cheated and googled this it turns out to be 21 total people, that’s just the actors. this is like the john waters crew being nearly the entire cast from movie to movie here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is it good, worth watching?

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        @Grey: yeah. pretty good, esp for it’s time. new ‘muricans shortly as well here.

        GSELLMAN! my dear god i hate when they throw a holds guy out there down 3 and he might even think he’s about to get a SP job again so has to show it off rather than just do what he’s done rather well all year.

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: honestly it’s almost like when you see a new wire actor show up “behind our next door is…” and make a drinking/guessing game out of it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha — Americans!

  171. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Oh boy, your Giancarlo post tomorrow is gonna be epic…and borderline erotic.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  172. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    How do you rank Teoscar, Eugenio, cron, andujar ? They’d be filling a utility role. Thanks!

    • Sandman says:
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      @Sandman:

      Throw franchy in there too if you don’t mind.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eugenio, Cron

  173. Mike says:
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    How would you rank Newcomb, Reynaldo Lopez, Gibson, Soroka in a 6*6 league w/QS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Newcomb, Gibson

  174. Danny Almonte says:
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    Hey grey can I drop m.olson in a 12 team mixed (counts Ks)?
    For 1b/OF have Hoskins, Rizzo, Trout, Springer, Mazara, Rosario, Haniger.

    So I could drop Olson for Buehler or to stream

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds okay, if you need a spot to stream

  175. Mike says:
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    @Mike: I forget to add that Trevor Williams is also on waivers.

  176. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    say it like the church lady who could be behind all this fantasy goodness:
    STANTON!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton!

  177. Smoooth jimmy says:
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    Wacha got pissed off early with the tight strike zone and let the ump get in his head, stopped going for corners and left too much over the middle. Only tried throwing his four seam and changes for strikes, not his cutter or curve. My two cents

    Just wanna take this time to thank you for Bauer, Snell, Corbin, Morton, Nola and soon Castillo (he’s coming around)

    Cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so!

  178. Robert says:
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    Souza or Reddick ROS?

    • Smoooth jimmy says:
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      @Robert: right now red-dick, June on da souz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

  179. Scuffy McGee says:
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    With Bellinger, Hoskins, Teoscar, and Mancini as your OF, would you dump one for Eddie Rosario?

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      @Scuffy McGee: I would cut Mancini for him. Rosario homered again today and stole a base.

  180. Gotime says:
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    Anywhere to add Newcomb and Castillo? Some names currently on team: Wood, Hill, Pivetta, Wacha, Conforto, Jo-Ma
    or hold….

    • Eric W says:
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      @Gotime: Castillo gave up 9 hits tonight in 6 plus a big fat L as a gift basket. You can add him to the trash bin. Wacha and him are pretty interchangable though based on how your fantasy team likes to get fucked.

  181. William Hung says:
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    My team is so snakebitten right now – now Travis Shaw is injured cause he fouled a ball off his foot… and I am potentially getting back Rendon from the same injury!!!

    Injuries so far this season: Betts, Sano, Rendon, Puig, Odor, Moncada earlier today, and now Shaw

  182. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    sweet crap, now ryu, that’s 18 in a few days. don’t know what happened, but i think there must be some correlation possibly cause/effect with weather warming up quickly to injuries. i only have ryu in maybe 7 or so leagues or more.

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      @Aubrey Plaza’s Pillow: whew at least it’s a leg one. you degrommits can take that elbow stuff with ya on the way out. i’ve got cueto problems already

  183. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Vargas v ATL tomorrow. Do we love him as much as SON does ($8.5)?

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @Stephen Lyon: hard to EVER love vargas at a rate of 8.5 really right. esp gross as tomorrow is a really weak streaming day

  184. Mordacious Levator says:
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    whoever runs SEA is taking nicasio down the venters (just now back possibly useful in baseball), o’flaherty and the 3rd guy route. same route as what matheny did to siegrist, kenley last year etc.

    • Regan says:
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      @Mordacious Levator: Use em up, trade em, next up. Seems to be working!

  185. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Drop Jose Martinez for Frenchy?

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