I was going to say Shelby Miller looks sensational, but then I Googled sensational to see its definition, even though I know it already.  (Al Gore did originally invent the internet as a tool of procrastination.)  So, the Oxford Dictionary defines sensational as:  causing great public interest and excitement, example “a sensational murder trial.”   Wow, even the Oxford Dictionary is trying to get in on the tabloid journalism of our day.  Hey, Oxford, why not, “Kim Kardashian’s booty was sensational when she broke the internet that Al Gore had created and now needed to fix.”  That gives me a great idea, a mash up of the Urban and Oxford Dictionary!  Definition of a flake:  A crazy or eccentric person.  “Yo, that flake is three crumbs short of a Peek Frean.”  Any the hoo!  Shelby Miller did look sensational, murdering bats like The Riddler.  Yesterday, he went 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks to lower his ERA to 1.33.  Is he this good?  Oh, c’mon.  But how bad is he?  His K/9 is 7.2, BB/9 is 2.7 and xFIP is 3.79.  His BABIP is .203, LOB% is 88.8% and his ground ball rate is 50.4%.  Essentially, Miller’s a 3.25-3.60 ERA pitcher with decent, but not great Ks, solid but not terrific control, and one great pitch that he’s figured out how to use, the cutter.  He could easily have a month-long spasm of a 5.00 ERA just as easily as he’s done six weeks of a 1.33 ERA.  Would I sell him high?  Yes, indeed.  Or as the Urban-Oxford Dictionary would say, “Does a corgi crap under the Queen’s bed and she calls it a soon-to-be truffle?”   Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Alex Wood – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 1 K, ERA down to 3.83.  Yes, the Ks were still not there, but I bet that’s the next step to him being back to where he was prior to this year.  It’s a process, like hiring an Asian man to walk on your back.

Jace Peterson – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run on Saturday, a grand slam.  He was in this past Buy column, and the one before that and the one before–Actually, I don’t remember two weeks ago.  Was that BBG?  Before-Bruce Gender’s interview?

Todd Cunningham – 2-for-4, run and hitting .667 in three games since he was called up.  In Triple-A, he had 8 HRs and 19 SBs and a .287 average last year.  Is Cunningham good?  I wouldn’t say exactamundo.  Is Cunnigham terrible?  Hey, sit on it, Potsie!  In NL-Only leagues, I’d grab him for a chance that he could be unknown to pitchers and have a hot few weeks.  *cough* Devon Travis * cough*

Henderson Alvarez – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER as he was activated from the DL.  If you think I like Hendo, you must be smoking indo, and sippin’ on gin and juice.

Justin Morneau – Hit the concussion DL.  The Concusstador!  It had been almost a full year since he experienced concussion problems, but he’s feeling lightheadedness, and says it has nothing to do with sucking on a helium balloon to make a funny voice.  Rosario is ready, Wilin and able to play first base for the Rockies, so I’d give him a whirl while the Rockies are in Coors this week.

Troy Tulowitzki – Sat out yesterday with a tweaked quad.  If you had May 20th in your office pool for Tulo hitting the DL, I’d hope he holds on for another two days, but also fly to Colorado to be nearby him, in case you have to Jeff Gillooly him on the 20th.  Unless the office pool isn’t that high.  Or if it’s an inexpensive office pool, but you’re competitive, then you need to weigh your options.

Corey Dickerson – Didn’t start yesterday, due to his plantar fasciitis, and might hit the DL today.  You can hit .350 with power, but extended play in high elevation causes injuries.  Coors:  the O. Henry of ballparks.

Mike Bolsinger – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.04.  Obviously you have to own him in NL-Only leagues, but, even in mixed leagues, the Stream-o-Nator loves his next start, and I think you have to grab him at this point.

Masahiro Tanaka – Nearing a rehab assignment.  When reporters asked him about it, he gave a thumbs up while the Yanks trainer held Tanaka’s arm up.  Sounds fine to me!

Edinson Volquez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 2.74.  Some days he’s electric and some days he’s Edinson.  He usually makes it pretty risky to find out which he’s going to be on any given Sunday, Al Pacino.  Speaking of which (not really), my moms was in town this weekend and we were at dinner on Friday night and sitting two tables away was Robert De Niro.  So, my mom jokingly says to the waiter, “Can I go take a selfie with Bob?”  And the waiter not-so-politely explains that they’d have to ask us to leave if we were to do that.  My mom rolls her eyes and when De Niro walks out, past us, my mom yells out, “Hey, Bob, you were terrific in Goodfellows!”  Yes, she said ‘Goodfellows.’  Overenunciating incorrectly.  The Albright apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!

Doug Fister – Diagnosed with a flexor strain in his elbow.  Fister injured himself after a long rain delay.  Weird, you’d think Fister would appreciate some wetness.

Archie Bradley – 2 IP, 4 ER as he returned from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Get him in your lineup…if the matchup is decent and you don’t have anyone better.”  That does appear to be a hedge you’d find in Bristol.

Yasmany Tomas – 2-for-4 and homered on Saturday, hitting .309.  Also hitting 309 on the scale.  Symmetry!

Maikel Franco – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st career homer.  In the King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, they celebrated Franco’s arrival with German döner, Beck’s and carpet bombing Francoeur’s locker.  Yes, you should own Franco.  Yes, now.

Darin Ruf – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  Who let the dogs out?  Ruf, Ruf, Ruf!

Ben Revere – 3-for-4, 1 RBI and his 7th steal, hitting .255.  The SAGNOF is coming!  The SAGNOF is coming!

Mat Latos – 3 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 5.54.  At this point, I think Latos is even Latos intolerant.  Like when a horse gets hay fever.

Jon Lester – 7 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA down to 3.70.  It’s feeling stuffy in here.  Oh, because someone shut the buy window.

Alex Colome – 3 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA up to 6.05.  His peripherals still look good, and here’s a dark crimson lipstick to put on Puig, a bottle of Drakkar to spray in a public restroom and get Colome the hell off my teams!

Chris Archer – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA down to 2.47.  He’s real and he’s beautiful.

James Loney – 4-for-5, 3 RBIs, hitting .273.  Hard for a guy to get four hits in a game and not start a hot streak.  Or at least my confirmation bias tells me that.  I love my confirmation bias, it also tells me I’m handsome, smart, handsome… Have I mentioned smart and handsome?

Nick Franklin – 2-for-5, 2 runs as he returns from the DL, which could be an issue for Logan Forsythe (2-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .300), but it should be an issue for Asdrubal Cabrera (0-for-4).  We’ll see if Kevin Cash has the Forsythe to do what’s right.

Wil Myers – Hit in a batting cage yesterday.  Then won a stuffed animal and went for ice cream.  What a lovely day!

Stephen Strasburg – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  Okay, technically, Tanner Roark (3 IP, 1 ER) in relief looked better than Strasburg, but Strasburg looked better in this start than in any of his previous besides one, and that one start was vs. the Phils and this was against the Padres, so it has to be considered a positive.  At least that’s what I keep telling myself as I delay swallowing the cyanide pill.

Justin Upton – 3-for-3 and two homers, hitting .293.  Might’ve been inspired in this game to go deep twice because Bryce Harper (3-for-3, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 14th homer) was in the opposite dugout and he’s the King of the Multi-Homer Game.  Or King Mu-Ho Ga as it’s called in Hawaii and the District of Columbia.

Danny Espinosa – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .275.  I feel dirty, but I want Danny Espinosa over Devon Travis.

Ben Zobrist – Could return on May 25th.  A claymation Sylvester Stallone made this announcement by saying, “That’s ‘Brist, baby!”

Ike Davis – Hit the DL with a Grade 2 strain of his left quad.  Davos might’ve caught something from that little girl with the stone face.

Jesse Chavez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.63.  Not only did I grab him for this start, but I held him for his next start, which the Stream-o-Nator also likes.

Jeff Samardzija – 8 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA down to 4.58.  My mind cuts to Angel Pagan playing a harp and all I hear is hallelujah being sung.  Now give me 15 more straight games like this Alphabet Soup.

Avisail Garcia – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .346.  Yeah, you should totally be dropping him.  More like Avi#fail!  Amiright?!

Max Muncy – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Wasn’t Max Muncy a sitcom character from the 50’s?  Didn’t he sleep in separate beds from his nosy wife on The Dick Van Dyke Show?

Scott Kazmir – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER.  But you have twelve (now eleven) more starts until I’m supposed to sell you!

Billy Burns – 3-for-4, 1 run and his 3rd steal, hitting .321 and leadoff.  I’m actually surprised he doesn’t have more steals.  And I just totally jinxed myself and now Burns is about to steal ten bags this week.  Thanks, Grey!  (By the by, I read that hearing voices is a sign of mental illness.  What if the voice is saying, “You are not crazy.  Everyone else is.”  Is that still crazy?)

Matt Garza – 3 1/3 IP, 10 ER.  That’s uglier than what his bikini waxer calls ‘The Garza Strip.’

Carlos Gomez – Left yesterday’s game after taking a pitch by Syndergaard off his head, which reminds me of the seven-month stretch in 1997 when there was a constant onslaught on my ears of Springsteen’s Secret Garden remix with dialogue by Jerry Maguire and Renee Zellweger, which reminds me that Zellweger looks like she got hit in the melon by a Syndergaard pitch.  Gomez says he’ll be fine.  He just has a contusion, but luckily no concussion confusion.

David Wright – Will resume baseball activities on Monday.  I wonder if he’ll wait to get out of bed to spit and scratch himself.

Wilmer Flores – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer on Saturday, a grand slam, as he batted ninth.  Made sense, he only leads the club in homers.  Good to have Plawecki or Eric Campbell or even the pitcher batting in front of him.  It feels like if the Mets could get rid of Flores, they would.  Why is the real question.  Did Wilmer sleep with Terry Collins’s daughter?

Juan Lagares – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 3rd steal as he batted ninth on Sunday while Eric Campbell hit 2nd.  Did Flores tag out to Lagares?

Noah Syndergaard – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Ugh, now just the Jerry Maguire dialogue from Secret Garden is stuck again in my head.  Fun fact!  Did you know the human head weighs eight pounds, but nine pounds when it has something stuck in it?

Angel Pagan – Didn’t start yesterday after leaving Saturday’s game with back spasms.  Well, he does have an Angel and a Pagan on each shoulder, which form moral judgment clouds on his back, and those clouds really know how to rain on a good time.

Brandon Belt – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 3rd homer in as many games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Chris Heston – 2 IP, 5 ER.  I feel like Heston right after he discovered the Statue of Liberty on the beach.

Hunter Pence – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer as The Gangly Manbird returned this weekend.  Nori Aoki (3-for-6, 3 runs and his 10th steal) had been sitting, but now that Pagan is hurt, Aoki might continue to get playing time.  Hard to say, which stinks for my weekly leagues.  I’m thinking maybe I’ll– Oh, I forgot, I’m not one of the random commenters on the site that gives me the Drunk History of their team.

Brandon Crawford – 2-for-4, 3 runs and a huge day on Saturday (3-for-5, 2 runs, 6th homer), hitting .285.  No, it won’t continue, but why do you care about that?  Are you afraid of immediate success?  That’s what your shrink would say.

Billy Hamilton – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs as he was moved to the 8 hole.  He’s totally Willie Mays Hayes.  As I mentioned in the preseason, Hamilton is like getting a guy who hits 60 homers, but somehow only gets 50 runs, 50 RBIs and a .220 average.  A personification of SAGNOF in its most perverse.

Jay Bruce – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .190.  Great, the Springsteen song is stuck in my head again, and now the Bonnie Hunt part!  Ugh!

Brandon Phillips – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .310.  Phillips has become a poor man’s Yunel.  I will call him, You Nell Carter.

Mike Leake – 5 IP, 9 ER.  The Regression Fairies spend hours on Pinterest for interior decorating ideas, they still say ‘conscious uncoupling,’ and they will defecate on your pitching ratios.

Anthony DeSclafani – 3 IP, 6 ER.  The Regression Fairies were traveling with the San Fran Giants and just decided to stay the weekend in Ohio.

Ubaldo Jimenez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.43.  I swear to you, unless God’s reading, I owned Ubaldo for one start this year.  His only bad start.  My super power is beating the law of averages.  If that doesn’t get the ladies, I don’t know what does?  Assuming the odds are against me from getting a lady.

Delmon Young – 2-for-4, hitting .291.  Having a decent year as a platoon outfielder, but hopefully it doesn’t give him the confidence to self-publish his children’s storybook.

Mike Wright – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks in his debut start.  Oh.  Whoa.  Let’s see what we know.  *draws blank*  Okay, let’s see what others know!  Wright’s a tall righty, who throws hard.  Can hit 97 MPH with his fastball, but, due to a lack of secondary offerings, didn’t reach the majors for a few years, even though he was in Double-A as long ago as 2012.  These other people are smart!  He seems to me to be a great AL-Only pickup, if he stays in the rotation, but that’s no guarantee as of now.

Garrett Richards – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks.  The greatest trick the devil ever played was convincing me to draft Shoemaker instead of Richards.  Stupid devil!

Josh Hamilton – Could return on May 25th.  Either a weird coincidence that he’s slated to return on the same day as Zobrist or Hamilton and Zobrist are the same person and they accidentally revealed it in a simply thing like a return date.  The latter scenario seems most likely.

Ross Detwiler – Hit the DL with shoulder inflammation.  This will give the Rangers a chance to flaunt some of their pitching depth.  Of course, I’m being sarcastic.  The Rangers are the one team that has better pitchers at their Old Timer’s Day.

Neftali Feliz – There’s speculation that he’s hurt or he’s simply headed for a Disgraceful List trip.  Shawn Tolleson would be the add for saves, and he’s also been playing fine middle infield for the Blue Jays.  Tolleson seems like a case of the grass being greener, except in Los Angeles, where there is a major water storage.  I had to listen to someone in line at Whole Foods about how Beverly Hills had only cut back on 35% of water consumption compared to 65% in Westwood.  Leave me alone to enjoy my $9 Kombucha tonic!  Tolleson started this month with a 5.40 ERA and looked worse than Felix about six appearances ago, but Rangers manager, Jeff Banister, don’t take no lip or schmohawks in the pen.  (Schmohawk on the Pen was the working title for my autobiography.)  So, grab Tolleson.  If you want to stretch your imagination for who could get saves, go with Keone Kela next.

Mitch Moreland – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .288.  Mitch, don’t kill my vibe!

Nick Martinez – 5 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners (5 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 1.88.  Someone please dump some corrective fluid on this guy’s stats already.

Carlos Carrasco – 8 IP, 5 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA a 4.98, 114 pitches.  One of the runs was tagged on in the 8th inning with two outs because Terry Francona is saving his bullpen for October, apparently.  My fantasy teams thank you for the extra run.

Danny Salazar – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER.  Someone didn’t get the memo that the Starterpocalypse ended last week.  I blame Charlie, the carrier pigeon.  *intern whispers in my ear*  That was a fast food mascot from Cluck University?   *intern whispers again*  Pigeons don’t talk?  Then how do they carry messages?

Jaime Garcia – The Cardinals are leaning towards using Garcia for Thursday’s start.  Cards’ GM said, “Garcia would go on Thursday, then, when that turn comes up again and Garcia is inevitably on the DL, we’ll figure out the next starter.”

Kolten Wong – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer, hitting .311 and in the 7-hole.  I can imagine so many better holes for Wong.

Jason Vargas – Threw off a mound on Sunday.  It was a mound of tissues from my Cougar after watching the Mad Men finale.  She gets caught up in the emotion!

James Paxton – 8 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks vs. the Red Sox.  Sonavabench!

Brad Miller – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, and two home runs on Saturday.  Must…fight…urge– Oh, screw it, it’s only a middle infidel slot.  I’d pick him up if you’re hurting at MI.

Kyle Seager – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Seager hit this homer…Against the wind.

Devon Travis – Didn’t start yesterday after hurting his shoulder on Saturday.  My fantasy team also hurts shouldering memories of Devon’s April.

Lance McCullers – Who’s Ice T’s favorite pitching prospect?  McCullers, McCullers-Cullers-McCullers, McCullers-Cullers.  Prospector Mike just went over his Lance McCullers fantasy, and I agree with him.  Worth a shot in most leagues for some sweet, sweet upside.

Luis Valbuena – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .206.  There’s two guys hitting above .240 in the everyday Astros lineup.  Well, one and half men.

Collin McHugh – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA down to 3.38.  Reports are that McHugh’s velocity has been down, but he looked solid against the Blue Jays yesterday, and this might have been another attempt by MLB to break up the radar gun union, Local 101.  Stew Parrist, a radar gun operator in Jersey, flicked his cigarette, and said, “I’d like to see some amateur radar gun operator try to clock an R.A. Dickey knuckler.  You have to stay with the pitch all the way to the plate.  No matter how many times it dipsies or doodles.  A radar gun operator friend of mine — union man — had to clock Aroldis the other day.  Sounds exciting, right?  You can’t blink for the whole ninth inning!”

 
  1. The Theory says:
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    A quick description of my offense: DTD, DTD, DTD, DTD…

    I guess better DTD than DL15, since I’m plum out of DL slots at the moment. Yeesh.

  2. Marti says:
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    Who do I start atv2nd base this week in my nl only league? Gyorko or Espinosa

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Marti: Espinosa

  3. Simply Fred

    Fred Barker says:
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    Hey, Espinosa available in your ‘Perts league. Run and drop your Trow..err Travis, for him!

  4. Kiss a Bum says:
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    Tanner Scheppers was called up yesterday. Is he worth grabbing as a closer speculation in Texas? Thanks

  5. Anthony says:
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    Great stuff Grey. Who would you rather own in a points league ROS, Cashner or Bucholtz? Thanks.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Anthony: Cash is the guy you want

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Anthony: Thanks! Agree with MP

  6. Jvanslyke says:
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    I benched Paxton and fell victim to an expensive Kombucha at whole foods yesterday…

    Steals help, better add, Burns or Deshields? I’d be dropping Harrison as a bench bat for one? Bad idea? I’m second to last in steals…

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Jvanslyke: Deshields has more so far, and of the two I own him as of this weekend.

    • Jvanslyke says:
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      @Jvanslyke:

      Revere is also available

      • Red Barons says:
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        @Jvanslyke: Revere seems to awaken mid-late May, usually to the tune of .300+ avg and 2-3 SBs a week. That is, until he gets hurt.

    • Jvanslyke says:
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      @Jvanslyke:

      Thanks guys!!

  7. Bas says:
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    Great stuff as always Grey!

    I dropped Latos and picked up Chen. Also decided to keep Burnett after his last 2 starts. Is my staff of Kluber, Richards, Salazar, Gonzales, Burnett and Chen good enough in my 12 teamer 5×5 league?
    Have Chapman/Kimbrel/Cecil/Davis/Kela as relievers.

    Ooh, and where can I buy the membership for the exclusive Razzball Tools?

    Thanks!
    Bas

  8. Blint says:
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    Would you drop Matt Adams and pick up Brandon Belt in a keeper league ? only other player I could drop is Jay Bruce Almighty !

    Grey I’m coming to the US in September all the way from India (No I am not coming to take your job don’t worry :P ) what should I bring you from here !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Blint: Bring me a man servant! I’d go with Belt

      • Blint says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks Grey!

        and if Razball can sponsor his Visa I don’t think man servant will be a problem :P

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! Done!

  9. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey,

    would you start Fiers @DET?

    Thanks

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @Moscowitz:
      Carson Smith, Tolleson or Barrett for holds and ROS?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Moscowitz: no

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Moscowitz: I am, but I don’t sit starters.

    • PB&J says:
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      @Moscowitz: I’m not. I don’t want to start my H2H match-up off on the wrong foot.

    • Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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      @Moscowitz:

      Grey already weighed in, but a few things to consider: SON has Fiers ranked ahead of Lobstein, MIL has edge in bullpen; both teams traveled and are on b2b games…MIL traveled West after a day game and gained an hour, DET played late night game. Vegas only has detroit favored -140 at this time…depending on your league may be worth the gamble…but safe bet is to sit and stream better option later this week.

  10. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Fantastic write-up. As gd as season 1, episode 1 of Dawson Creek and as exclusive as Johnny Depp’s island beachfront!!!!

    Thought the lede would be ‘Two Wrights can’t beat a Wong hit ten rows deep.’ Better luck for me next time.

    Cheers,
    Ante

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    MadMen final ; I do love happy endings .
    Peggy said to Don: “don’t you want to come back and work on Coke ” ?
    And he did .
    I loved it !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joeg414: Consumerism at its best

  12. Gary Thorne says:
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    De La Rosa or Bolsinger ROS?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Gary Thorne: If its Rubby, yes, if Jorge, no

  13. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Why would you guys bench Paxton at home against an ice cold BoSox lineup that has bad numbers against lefties?

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: Bench him man-ram I forsee a shelling coming.

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Swfcdan: The game was yesterday and Paxton let up no runs. Read all those words above, then comment.

        • Swfcdan says:
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          @Toe Knee Arm Ass: Um I knew…I was mocking him for being late to the party.

    • Lex says:
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      @Manley Ramirez: lmao the game was yesterday lmao!!!!! Then the other commenter tells him to bench him lol

  14. Paul says:
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    Looking to add a pitcher to my rotation, clay buchholz, CC sabathia, Drew pomeranz, or Jaimie Garcia.. Can you please rank thanks

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Paul: Clay

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Paul: Holtz

      • Bro Jackson says:
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        @Swfcdan: ,

  15. David says:
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    C. Davis or C. Gonzalez ROS? Thanks

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @David: I’d go with Cargon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @David: Meh, it’s close…Likely lean Davis

  16. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Would you offer Archer and Syndergaard for Scherzer?

    Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Chris: I would

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Chris: I’d say no that offer honestly.

    • Lex says:
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      @Chris: I think the other owner will decline it cause of syndergaard.

  17. Biz says:
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    Thanks for the wake up laughs!

    Cody Allen was dropped in my league, does it look like he’s figured it out? My drop would be Feliz..:

    No credit to Dolph Ziggler pulling double duty now in AZ even though he lost to Sheamus last night?

    Thanks again Grey!

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Biz: Lost with a heck of a gash, too. Great match!

      You should grab Allen, yes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Biz: Thanks! I’d go with Allen

  18. Swfcdan says:
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    Wright, Karns, the nose. Pick 2 for deeper leagues.

    Ziegler is the closer at least for the meanwhile right. Right?

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: Oi I was missed out! It’s the new Wright guy Im referring to.

  19. JWRAY says:
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    Thoughts on Fiers today @ Detroit?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @JWRAY: what does the machine say? I would bench him..

    • Jason E. from the D says:
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      @JWRAY: I’d start him. I also think the Tigers offense is a fickle whore. Or maybe I’m just pissed they are coming back home which means Victor will be in the lineup, and probably be hitting left-handed….ugh I’d start Fiers and enjoy the likely 8-10 Ks he brings

  20. DutchDaulton10 says:
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    Points League..Who are you starting? 1 start Pineda vs TEX or 2 start Fiers @ DET and @ ATL? That Detroit game could get very ugly. Worth the risk?

  21. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Hey Grey, fellow Razzies…

    Trade Bautista for Desmond and Souza?

    Also, Owings or Devon ROS?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: No on the trade and Owings for ros

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: Uno mas por favor: Yoenis or Marte ROS? I’ve got an offer of his Yoenis and G. Holland for my Marte and Devon.

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Mrs.Featherbottom: So that’s trade 1: Bats and Devon for Desmond and Souza – Trade B: Marte and Devon for Yoenis and Greg Holland.
        I think B is a wiener.

        • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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          @Grey: Cool beans! Thanks man. I was thinking that Yoenis was the sure shot #1 player in the deal, but I’m going to ride the high of Starling’s murmuration for a while longer.

  22. Eric says:
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    Brad Miller or DeShields ROS

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Eric: It’s Miller Time

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Eric: Depends on needs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Agree with Sally

  23. PB&J says:
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    I have Russell at MI. The Ks are killing me. Drop him for Espanosa or Miller?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @PB&J: I’d hold

  24. SF says:
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    Tolleson or Carson Smith ROS?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @SF: Tolleson…Rodney is going to have to go Steve Cishek bad to lose that gig. I would say Carson Smith next year is going to get the job at some point though

  25. tokyofantasy says:
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    Hi Grey and guys,

    Great write up and comments for many articles. Yes, I do enjoy reading comments as much!

    Got too much MI/OF right now with 3 bench bats. Which 1 or 2 should be dropped? Roto 13er R, RBI, STL, OBP & SLG. I need to boost OBP and SLG.

    MI
    Kinsler, DannyS, Reyes (DL), DeSheilds, B Crawford
    OF
    Joc, Stanton, Ethier, Fowler, Guerrero, Souza, Leonys

    Domo Arigato!

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @tokyofantasy: I’d drop Deshields and Either

  26. Uncle Red says:
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    Grey:
    Better SS option in a 12 team H2H OPS league: Hardy or Kang?

    Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Uncle Red: JJ

  27. Gonzo says:
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    Looking for a holds guy and Jepsen is the best ranked guy on the wire, but does he get effected by yeh return of McGee? Rays bullpen seems crowded.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Gonzo: Absolutely

  28. unclefavre says:
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    grey. What’s good mang?

    I was offered strasburg and samardzija for Dallas keuchel.

    Do I pull the trigger?

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @unclefavre: I would do that.

    • SallyCips says:
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      @unclefavre: Ha! Yes please do, then laugh maniacally.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @unclefavre: take that deal, NOW!

    • unclefavre says:
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      @unclefavre: thanks guys

  29. Derek says:
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    Great stuff as usual, Grey!

    Franco or Sandoval? Offense is hurting so I’m kind of looking for more upside. Also have wright, Guerrero, Davis and semien that are all 3b eligible.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Derek: I’d take the chance on Franco

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Derek: Sandoval

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Derek: Thanks! Pablo

  30. spider crabs says:
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    You had me at hello Grey!!

    Cuddyer, Reddick, Yelich. ROS. Thanks

  31. Tom says:
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    Jace Peterson or Brandon Phillips? Thanks.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Tom: B-Phil…I guess that turf toe injury wasn’t really that serious

      • Tom says:
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        @Mello Yello: Ok, thanks, I appreciate the help.

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Tom: Keep in mind, Reds only play FIVE games this week.

      • Tom says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. I had Phillips in there when line-ups locked so I’ve got him all this week but Jace is still available so I’ll have him ROS. Thanks again for the help.

  32. Petey says:
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    Long term keep league.

    Chris archer/ Castillo/ pence for scherzer/ billy Hamilton

    Jacob degrom/hunter pence for carrasco/ Carlos Gonzalez

    Jacob degrom/ hunter pence for scherzer

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Petey: 1. Scherzer, 2. Carrasco, 3. Scherzer

  33. chucky says:
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    Week 7 , need 2: Betts, Bruce, DeShields

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @chucky: Betts/Bruce

  34. G says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Thoughts on this deal I was offered. His mccutchen and wil meyers for my wong and pederson. Cutch and Wong have no keeper value for next year but Pederson can be kept as an 8th rounder next year and meyers can be kept as an 11th rounder next year. If I pulled the trigger There’s a possibility i wouldn’t keep meyers next year as of now because I only have 4 keeper slots and have better keepers. Heres my current lineup to see if the trade fits my needs also.

    C Ramos
    1b Abreu
    2b wong
    3b Arenado
    SS danny Santana
    OF upton
    OF Pederson
    OF Marte
    Utility Chris Davis
    Utility Kendrys morales and avisail
    DL Puig

    As you can see I don’t have a backup 2b but could try to do a small trade for someone else I guess and pickup one of Flores or Ownongs for now. I also would have the good problem of having to bench two of morales, avisail, and Chris Davis when Puig gets back. Thoughts on this trade? Thanks in advance as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Hold

  35. Mello Yello says:
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    Darin Ruf?…oh just how your mother likes it Trebek!

    Picked up Tolleson and Ziegler to bring the closer count up to 9. Sure it’s overkill Men At Work, but then again, I am a nightmare walking, psychopath talking…

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Mello Yello: I like everything about this comment. Carry on, good sir.

      • Mello Yello says:
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        @SallyCips: Why thank you good sir

  36. Scout says:
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    Hi Grey and Razzball. ROS please rank Danny Espinosa, Jace Peterson and Lawrie at MI.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Scout: You just ranked them

  37. Sports Benjamin says:
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    Thanks for the article…
    Need to plug the hole left by Segura. League is R/HR/RBI/OBP/SLG/STL. Available options are:
    Alcides Escobar
    Brandon Crawford
    Danny Santana
    Jace Peterson

    I like Crawfords upcoming schedule for this week. But what do you think ROS out of these guys?

    Thanks!

  38. Paul says:
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    I have Murphy for my 2B, Should I drop him to add any of these guys Aaron Hill, Brandon Phillips, Brad Miller, or Chris Owings

    Thanks

    • Paul says:
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      @Paul: Also what about Jace Peterson?

      • Simply Fred

        Fred Barker says:
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        @Grey: Grey, honestly trying to understand:
        You are rocking Hill (just grabbed this morning). Jace is on FA. Why recommend Jace to someone else? Does it come down to team needs? (Just kinda confusing on the surface.)

          • Simply Fred

            Fred Barker says:
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            @Grey: Ha! Too many base-a-balls in the air. Was hoping you would catch that Jace availability comment up top before beddy-bye. Unfortch, see J-FOH reads late at night. My bad. Will keep your business to myself.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Are the Braves playing today?

              • Simply Fred

                Fred Barker says:
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                @Grey: No. Can see why you went with Hill, who IS playing today. Can see long-term less an issue with Rondon in the wings! Homer Hill!!

  39. Marty Janetty_Was Set Up says:
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    The Jerry Maguire reference now has the Chappelle Show wife swap sketch stuck in my head…”Who is Renee Zell-wedger?….I smell your light saber” -Thanks, Ill be chuckiling all day.

  40. Timmah R says:
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    Awesome as always!

    In my 10 team H2H point league… Need to play 3 of 5… cargo, cargone, pence, Bryant, soler

    I was thinking benching Cargo and Soler with all the Colorado games this week for cargone and pence. And Bryant has been hot lately.

    Also need to choose 1 between Richards, Odorizzi, or Cole for this week. Richards seems like the best matchup?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Timmah R: Start these 3:cargo, Cargon, Pence, Bryant and Richards

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Timmah R: Thanks! Not Soler and CarGo….No idea of SP matchups

      • Timmah R says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey!

        Also should I drop Lady Olenna Tyrell? She seems to have lost her edge based on that terrible call with Cersei last night LOL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  41. papasmurf says:
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    Carrasco’s been just flatout awful with runners on. Dunno if it’s his mechanics from the stretch or if he’s got some mental kinks he’s gotta work out. (He is a guy who self admittedly lack mental toughness)

    The Shark seems to alternate good and bad outings.

    Speaking of bad, Garza strip truly is disgusting. Being the genius I am, I dropped Shoemaker after his horrible HOU outing and picked up Garza, coming off his best outing of the year. I figured, Mets ain’t hitting… and they got 2 hit by Lohse the night before.

    Shittn’ blue like only a smurf can.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf: Agreed… Hope not on Shark… Damn!

  42. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Ugh, stupid Dick! Errr i mean Dickerson. With Kuma and Rendon taking up my two DL slots do I drop Kuma or let one of the three eat away a bench spot? At this point I feel comfortable cutting bait with Kuma, but what are your thoughts sensei?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Fireball Feliz: and could you pass the lighter please

      • Fireball Feliz says:
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        @JeF WiTH 1 F: *passes lighter to the left hand side*

        • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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          @Fireball Feliz: Thank you sir..*slowly puts lighter in pocket and walks away*

  43. Kendrick Llama says:
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    Who do you like more with segura out? Jace Peterson or Owings? As usual… You’re the best

    • Kendrick Llama says:
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      @Kendrick Llama:

      Also… could drop Danny Santana for Espinosa or whoever you don’t pick from Owings Peterson

  44. Atlas says:
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    ROS in a H2H league with these O categories

    R, HR, RBI, AVG, SB’s, K’s

    Wong or Travis ?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Atlas: Wong

  45. Brett says:
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    Bogaerts or Addison Russell for the rest of the year? And would you trade Russell for Wil Myers right now?
    Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Brett: I’d want Myers out of the 3

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Brett: i just traded russell for myers over the weekend..so yes…and id go bogaerts over russell

  46. Biz says:
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    I do own Shelby.. Appropriate trade targets? Hamels, Strasburg?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Biz: Aim higher..sell high

    • jal179 says:
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      @Biz:

      I’d be happy with a Gerrit Cole type

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Biz: Cole would work for me, I’d risk it on Stras too

  47. Mes to the Rocco says:
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    Drop Rusney for B-Burns?

  48. TheHersch says:
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    11 team NL only. 5×5 (with quality starts as a half point with wins being a full)

    My team is in the top 3 in every offensive category. Bottom 3 in every pitching category. I am wheeling out Hamels, Zimmerman, Anderson, Frias and Vogelsong,… Yeah I know. The rest of the arms are middle relief.

    I was offered Strasburg for Kang. It seems obvious but Stras seems broken. What do you say wise one?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @TheHersch: Take Stras

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @TheHersch: Do It

    • jal179 says:
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      @TheHersch:

      OMG how do peeps convince themselves to make these offers… thats a giggler–take Stras

  49. David says:
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    Start 4 of 1 util 12 team h2h
    Cats avg,Obp,rbi,2b,3b,HR,r,SB, net steals

    Team is
    C zunino
    1B encarnacion
    2nd semien
    Ss Andrus
    3b arenado
    If pujols
    of Souza, upton,yelich,Ozuna, Bruce,soler,choo,
    Bench maikel franco

    I need to drop a hitter for another streamer spot in my rotation which guy do I drop? Are you dropping anyone of my hitters for these guys deshields,burns,martin for added speed since I’m pretty good on power.

    Drop Andrus for jace or keep Andrus for speed?

  50. David says:
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    Start 4 of 1 util
    Cats avg,Obp,rbi,2b,3b,HR,r,SB, net steals

    Team is
    C zunino
    1B encarnacion
    2nd semien
    Ss Andrus
    3b arenado
    If pujols
    of Souza, upton,yelich,Ozuna, Bruce,soler,choo,
    Bench maikel franco

    I need to drop a hitter for another streamer spot in my rotation which guy do I drop? Are you dropping anyone of my hitters for these guys deshields,burns,martin for added speed since I’m pretty good on power.

    Drop Andrus for jace or keep Andrus for speed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  51. A.J. says:
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    Which side (10 team h2h league)

    A – Price, Desmond
    B – Bautista, Chen

    Thanks

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @A.J.: A

  52. Grey- once again, great job.
    I’m in in a 12 team H2h with hitting categories of R, H, HR, RBI, AVG, OPS, SB and pitching categories of W, S, H, K, ERA, WHIP and QS.

    1. Just made this trade: Got Strasburg
    Gave Ventura/Paxton/Heyward
    Thumbs up, Thumbs down?

    2. Lost Segura ( have Zobrist back some time soon) and looking for a SS. on the WW:
    Crawford
    Owings
    Galvis
    Boegarts
    Kang
    Turner

    Your thoughts? Thanks for the advice!

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @VRugg:
      1. wow that is a lot for a guy who does not look right..
      2. BenZo will be back next week. I like Crawford for this week, with 3 games in Coors

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VRugg: Thanks! 1. Nice 2. Agree with MP

  53. TheBravesWearPrado says:
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    Would you drop Rollins at this point or keep holding? Miller, Crawford and Kang are available. Been holding onto him mostly because I want his speed but not sure how much longer I can take his sub-200 average. Thanks!

    • TheBravesWearPrado says:
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      @TheBravesWearPrado: Galvis and Owings also available.

      • TheBravesWearPrado says:
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        @Grey: 3 different answers! I figured there was no right answer but thanks for the responses!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  54. Danny on the dl says:
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    Hello, love the write ups!

    Jordan Zimmerman or carrasco ros??

    Think Zimmerman is turning it around??

  55. doghat666 says:
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    10 team, 10×10 daily roto league
    add’l pitching cats: BAA, Holds, Innings, K/9, W-L
    My staff:
    SPs: Strasburg, Cole, Liriano, AWood, Ross, Quintana, Ventura, Rubby, Rodon
    RPs: Kenley,Casilla, Soria, Grilli, McGee, Benoit
    DL: Jaime, Corbin
    Bolsinger and McCullers are available FAs, Jaime is supposedly starting 5/25. To add anyone I have to cut as I have no bench bats. Should I make any changes? When Jaime comes off the DL who’s the drop?
    Thanks

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @doghat666: Hold..and drop Jaime

  56. chrisL says:
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    2 questions:
    1) 12 team keeper normal 5×5 scoring: pitcher question:
    Keep drop hold for these starters:
    Heston
    Latos
    B. Anderson
    Bauer
    Niese
    Foltynewicz
    Iwakuma

    2) Do you (or anyone you know of) need any help writing fantasy articles or gathering mlb stats from around the league?

    Thank you

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @chrisL: Id keep Bauer and Iwakuma..thats it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chrisL: 1) Agree with F 2) Not that I know of… You can ping JayWrong in his last articles and see if he needs help

  57. Gareth says:
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    Addison Russell, Zach Cozart, Andrelton Simmons, Brandon Crawford.

    Correctly ranked?

  58. Gareth says:
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    Thinking of dropping three of those guys.

  59. Malicious Phenom says:
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    AWESOME write-up Grey, certainly one of your BEST ever!!

    I picked up Utley for this week for his four games in Colorado, what do you think?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: I think Colorado wont help him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Thanks! I think Utley’s done, but don’t know your options

  60. Ghost ride the whip says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Given Weiss’ comments, I think I’m going to bench Dickerson this week. Replacement options are Franco and Burns. I’m leaning towards Franco w 4 games at Coors. Thoughts? Worth benching?

  61. Eric says:
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    Drop Desmond for Simmons, B Miller? Thanks.

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Eric: No

  62. Lex says:
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    Choo or Byrd ROS in a 12 team standard points league?….I know u hate catcher Q’S but should I drop Lucroy I could really use his space. I have muscle Martin doing a fine job in my C slot.

    • jal179 says:
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      @Lex:

      Choo and try trading Lucroy for depth elsewhere to someone struggling at C. RMart will be just fine at Cing

  63. Db says:
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    Start 4 of 1 util
    Cats avg,Obp,rbi,2b,3b,HR,r,SB, net steals

    Team is
    C zunino
    1B encarnacion
    2nd semien
    Ss Andrus
    3b arenado
    If pujols
    of Souza, upton,yelich,Ozuna, Bruce,soler,choo,
    Bench maikel franco

    I need to drop a hitter for another streamer spot in my rotation which guy do I drop? Are you dropping anyone of my hitters for these guys deshields,burns,martin for added speed since I’m pretty good on power.

    Drop Andrus for jace or keep Andrus for speed?

  64. JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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    I may have been wrong on Syndergaard…He looks much better than what i saw in spring training..he has much better control of his off speed pitches now…seems to throw harder as the game goes on…was still hitting 98 in the sixth…Im starting to buy in…

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @JeF WiTH 1 F: I think he would have gone 7 yesterday before plunking Gomez in the head..he was clearly shaken a little after that but still got through the 6th.

    • jal179 says:
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      @JeF WiTH 1 F:

      Good to know cuz I stashed him in my NA slot and dropped Desclafani once NS activated.

      I envision a top 36 starter but am I asking too much?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JeF WiTH 1 F: I’ll have to watch him again, but he was going against a terrible team (sorry, JB)

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @Grey: He was…but they werent helping him…and ump had a tight strike zone..his secondary pitches is what impressed me..he was able to control everything…well see if it keeps up but i was impressed yesterday.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice, will have to watch him again in his next start

    • Moscowitz says:
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      @JeF WiTH 1 F:
      i agree. First I thought rodon would be the better pitcher but he is not. Syndergaard was impressive in both games so far and his body language is right too. Very focused very confident…as if he had pitched in the majors for years

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @Moscowitz: Yup i fully agree…changed my whole opinion on him

        • Moscowitz says:
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          @JeF WiTH 1 F: problem: I went after rodon instead of Syndergaard who now is on someone elses team

          • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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            @Moscowitz: Yeah i traded him too early on…now i want him back

  65. Mike says:
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    Streaming karns @atl?

    Favorite out of these guys
    Brett Anderson @sf, greene vs Milwaukee, t. Wood @sd, chase anderson @ Miami, Worley vs minni

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Sure…Chase

  66. Kevin says:
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    Who’s the better option: Ziegler or Cecil

  67. Db says:
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    Start 4 of 1 util
    Cats avg,Obp,rbi,2b,3b,HR,r,SB, net steals
    Team is
    C zunino
    1B encarnacion
    2nd semien
    Ss Andrus
    3b arenado
    If pujols
    of Souza, upton,yelich,Ozuna, Bruce,soler,choo,
    Bench maikel franco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Choo, Soler

  68. Adam says:
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    Looking to sell high on Dee Gordon
    Would u trade him for Marte? Braun?
    Thanks

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Adam: I’d say Marte

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Adam: Marte yes…Braun no

  69. Db says:
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    Need to drop one for a streamer pitching spot choo, franco

    Or do I drop one reliever feliz, Jim Johnson, axford, ziegler

    • Db says:
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      @Db: also need more speed have andrus, semien, yelich, souza, upton *** as my only speed would you also drop franco Or choo for deshields, burns, Martin.
      Drop andrus for jace?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @Db: drop Feliz. he could lose his job in Texas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Db: Can lose Johnson… Andrus for Jace

  70. The King of Schwing says:
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    I need to pickup a catcher (probably Rosario).

    Who do I drop out of Paredes, Guerrero,Y Escobar, DeShields? Utility spots, so position doesn’t matter.

    Also, I traded away my Tulowitzki and James Paxton for Jose Abreu. How’s that sound?

  71. Myers says:
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    Who’s your favorite streamer for tomorrow, hutchinson vs angels $3.5, foltynewitz vs Tampa $2.5, Cosart vs Miami $2.4, karns @atl – $1.6

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Myers: I’d go with SON

  72. Clint says:
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    ROS h2h points league, need one SP, who ya’ got Senor Albright?

    Shoemaker, Sabathia, Haren, Tillman, Hendricks, Lyons, or Chavez

    • Clint says:
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      @Clint:
      Pomeranz, Lohse, CJ Wilson, A. Simon, & Miguel Gonzalez are all also available

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Clint: Chavez if you can’t

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Why don’t you stream?

      • Clint says:
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        @Grey:
        I have two open spots. Assumed I’d use one for streaming & snatch one of these guys for a permanent spot at least until someone better gets dropped which doesn’t happen much in our 8 team league. That, or I could try to trade Joey Bats or Jay Bruce for a starter & then grab Fowler or Span to fill that bat spot but who knows how long that’ll take too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Clint: Chavez, stream

  73. Green monstah says:
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    Howdy & good morning grey! Another start to a fantasy baseball week!
    Hope you had a great weekend

    In a h2h pts with a weekly roster lock would you bench Carlos Santana who’s currently my 1b; & then if I bench Santana I could start Brandon moss who’s eligible at 1b. Or scenario 2; bench Santana & move Edwin encarncian from DH to 1b & move shin soo choo from utility to DH & I do have howie Kendrick I could put at utility . How does that sound?

    Any of these bats worth adding & starting at utility over lets say Kendrick?

    Maikel franco, alexei ramirez, Brandon belt or the one with the best name ; Jung ho kang

    Thanks again

    • Green monstah says:
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      @Green monstah:

      **or if I go with EE at 1b, choo at DH I could also go moss at utility

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Green monstah: Thanks! Bench Moss…Start Belt over Kendrick

  74. booya says:
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    Soler & Krod or Cargonz?

    Bautista or Strasburg, Wacha & Papelbon?

    Thanks

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @booya: Cargon and Joey bats sides

  75. 740 says:
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    hey Grey, 10team h2h 5×5. was offered a block buster deal. please choose a side.

    MY
    Eric Hosmer
    Jose Altuve
    Adrian Beltre
    Matt Kemp
    Alex Gordon
    Shelby Miller
    Jon Lester

    FOR
    Jose Abreu
    Ian Kinsler
    Nolan Arenado
    Adam Jones
    Jacob deGrom
    Jason Grilli
    Johnny Cueto

    i feel like maybe im giving up to much? should i take away Altuve? i dont really like Kinsler much…….thoughts?

    Gracias!

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @740: I agree take out Altuve and Kinsler and make the deal..

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @740: The Abreu side is way better…if you have to give Altuve then do it…Im surprised he would take that deal as is. If you take out Altuve you have no shot…Your not giving up too much, your getting a steal.

    • jal179 says:
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      @740:

      That is fucking epic.

      My Rondon for Liriano deal offers make me feel like I have a 2 inch inny.

      I think it’s pretty close– really depends on Hosmer going forward. No Hrs for Kinsler baffles me…. Altuve looks like a top 10 legit player right now…

  76. Strolg says:
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    When the Regression Fairies get back from their weekend in Ohio, there’s always a couple of days where you have to hear about their ‘difficult’ childhood.

  77. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    Howdy,

    After ruminating on the Buy/Sell, I made a move for CarGo in a league where I need some offense and have starting pitching (Lester, T. Ross, Chavez, Salazar). Here it is:

    Gio Gonzalez and Andrew Cashner
    for
    CarGo and Arrieta

    Thoughts?

  78. booya says:
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    Bruce or Soler ROS?

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @booya: Soler

  79. Brooks Jacoby says:
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    Paxton or Karns ROS?

  80. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    Grey-

    Time to drop Heyward and hittertron his spot (12 team mixed H2H with OBP)? Looks like they are thinking platoon.

    And here I thought the Cardinals magic would rub off on him.

  81. MightyMI says:
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    Is mcullers a must add in 10 team h2h or just another streamer for now

    • Malicious Phenom says:
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      @MightyMI: He is just a streamer (sung by supertramp) for now.

  82. Jim says:
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    Is Chase Anderson a large upgrade over Phil Hughes, ROS?
    Thank you for great article & help!

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Jim: Hes better right now…thats about it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jim: No problem, agree with F

  83. Five-On-One says:
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    Need to sit one: CarGon, Bruce, OZUNA, Burns, Revere, JocP, Longoria. I sat CarGon this week (mistake). Don’t think I should sit Joc or Longoria. Leaving Bruce, OZUNA, Burns and Revere. Need help in all categories. Hate to miss a 4 HR week from Bruce or OZUNA. Hate to miss a 5 SB week from Burns or Revere. Help, please.

  84. Apples & says:
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    I could be wrong, but I think you’re missing a Ruf or two.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Apples &: Can’t listen to the song to find out, sorry

  85. Pugs&Slugs says:
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    Hey Grey, I hope you had a great weekend.

    My offense is in serious trouble at the moment. With three guys hurt and a couple not producing consistently I’m feeling desperate. Now Gennett is sent down and I don’t want to hold him. Espinosa was just picked up.

    Should I drop Gennett for LeMehieu or Ruf??? I can add an OF or INF because I can shift Flores over to 2B.

    NL Only H2H 5×5 with OBP instead of AVG.
    Ca Plawecki
    1B Goldschmidt
    2B Gennett
    3B Bryant
    SS Flores
    INF Kang
    OF Dickerson
    OF Myers
    OF Pollock
    OF K. Davis
    Util. Franco
    Bench Guerrero
    Bench Wright

    CL Chapman
    CL Melancon
    RP Ziegler
    SP Shields
    SP Arrieta
    SP Alvarez
    SP Peralta
    SP Hendricks
    SP Heston
    B Marco Gonzales

    • Pugs&Slugs says:
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      @Pugs&Slugs: Cunningham is available also.

      • Pugs&Slugs says:
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        @Pugs&Slugs: As is G. Blanco.

      • Pugs&Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  86. Adam says:
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    Dee Gordon for Machado ??

  87. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Need a 2B for this week and possibly beyond in my OBP league. Current 2B is our friend Devon Travis.

    Which of these 2B is your pick for this week? Would you drop Devon to pick up any of them?

    DeShields Jr. (15.9% BB rate!) – this week 6 games @BOS + @NYY
    Jace Peterson (9.7% BB rate) – this week, 6 v. TB + MIL
    Hill – 7 games @ MIA + v. CHC
    Guerrero – 6 @ SF + v. SD
    Espinosa – 5 v. NYY + PHI

    Thanks!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Straight drop of Devon, or hold and bench while starting Jace?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Drop Devon

  88. Miles says:
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    Starting any of these guys tomorrow, Cosart vs Arizona, foltynewitz vs Tampa, nelson @detroit

      • Miles says:
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        @Grey: Which one

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Miles: All of them in different league sizes

  89. Tom says:
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    Need to bench one of the following:

    Archer
    DeGrom
    U.Jimenez
    Odorizzi
    Paxton

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: Don’t know their matchups, maybe Ubaldo

  90. Malicious Phenom says:
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    What nothing about AAA Kennys?

  91. Derrick says:
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    Burns or Rajai ROS?

  92. Whodat says:
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    Addison Reed is available. Is he worth picking up?

    • @Whodat:

      Definitely if you need middle infidel help. Dudes hitting for good average and he has some pop. He’ll also swipe a few bags. Not ideal that he’s a 9-hole hitter, but we all have our perversions.
      ;)

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @Lucky Dog: Not Russell…REED lol

        • @JeF WiTH 1 F:

          Oh – no, sorry. Reed is as valuable as the the poop my dog took this AM. Zeigler is the man to own.

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Whodat: No

  93. Dru says:
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    Would love some advice:
    Avisail Garcia sitting on waivers… closest players to drop for me are Ozuna or Jay Bruce… thoughts?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Dru: Id lose M.F. Jay Bruce

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dru: Agree with F

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Dru: really depends on needs. If you can absorb the batting average hit then we’re talking a 12-15 homer difference. I like Bruce with his power surges

  94. Matt A says:
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    3rd OF this week for my weekly H -2 – H lineup? Gomez, Meyers or Springer?

    Thanks

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Matt A: Springer

  95. Rich says:
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    Would you drop Bogaerts for either Franco or Avisail?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Rich: If position doesnt matter…Avisail

  96. I couldn’t possibly sell high on Shelby Miller. I just renamed my team “it’s Miller Time” for god’s sakes man!

    That’d be like me asking you to shave off your mustache at its most glorious plumage. That’s just crazy talk.

  97. Jon says:
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    Addison Russell or Brandon Phillips ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Russell

  98. Warren says:
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    Streamonator doesn’t love Ubaldo’s start this week @Mia, but I think I’d rather go with him than Salazar @CWS (homer issues in that park could rear their head). Sound ok? Could also start Richards @BOS

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Warren: Salazar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Warren: Meh, I’d go Salazar

  99. Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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    I don’t normally do this, but my team is heading in the wrong direction quickly. Wasn’t able to sell Dickerson early enough. Pujols is looking old. And Polanco & Pollock are on-and-off with playing time. Please give me some advice.

    12 Team, ESPN standard H2H. Here’s my squad:

    C: Grandal
    1B: Areu
    2B: Wong
    3B: Arenado
    SS: Bogaerts
    MI: D. Santana
    CI: Pujols
    OF: Dickerson
    OF: Polanco
    OF: Ozuna
    OF: Pollock
    OF: Fowler
    Util: Souza
    Bench: Shin-Soo Choo
    DL: Zobrist

    P: Arrieta
    P: Carrasco
    P: McHugh
    P: Pineda
    P: Richards
    P: Paxton
    P: Hughes
    RP: A. Wood
    RP: Soria
    Bench: KRod
    Bench: Gregerson

    Was just offered Chris Carter for my Alex Wood. That owner needs pitching. He also has Marte, Cespedes, Springer, CarGo, Pence, Kris Bryant in his OF.

    Waivers include: Franco, Jay Bruce, Rusney, Marisnick, Jace Peterson, Shoemaker, Taijuan, McCullers.

    Any suggested moves? Appreciate the help (and apologize for the lengthy post)

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: haha – after reading this I sent a text to the guy wiht Kris Bryant in my league. Offered him Dickerson and Pujols for Bryant… got laughed at. Added in Matt Carpenter to CDick and Pujols, he continued laughing.

        *This is a 5 year contract keeper league, so that comes very into play here, but adding Carpenter I thought would get the job done…. nope.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah

  100. Correa countdown says:
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    Jace or Bmiller? Standard 5×5 h2h. Thx Grey

  101. TheRealTaz says:
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    I’ve been offered Bautista and Rodon; I’d give Beltre and Carrasco.

    It’s a keeper league with OBP and I have Seager (and eventually Wright) for 3B. My OF is Harper, Jupton, Souza, Brantley, and Eaton (start 4). Should I take it? Chance to get Bautista is really tempting.

  102. Phil of the Future says:
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    Sad times, best bud.

    I can’t believe I have to consider benching Devon the prodigal son in my weekly. He left the other day with a shoulder injury and didn’t play yesterday. Sad trombone. I still think he’s got another run in him though. I’m holding.

    DeShields has actually been playing even with Leonys back. And batting second. They moved him to left. Leonys looked a bit rusty over the weekend coming back from the hand injury, but in a weekly, it’s not crazy to run both of them out there, right? Peralta would be the sit. Figure in a weekly I’d get about 4 starts from him, but he tends to make the most of his games.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Sadly I knew who you meant without doubt.

        Dude burned brighter than the sun for three weeks and went Supernova. But he’ll be back in the high life again….

        Shoemaker continues to tease, looked amazing against the O’s. At Toronto this week, would you touch? Over say, Hendricks vs. SD, or Hughes @ CHW? Prob no, right?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha… I wouldn’t touch Shoe

  103. Cohen says:
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    Grey,would u trade Fowler for A.Escobar?

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Cohen: Yup

  104. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Batty call for a HR today?

    Howard / Franco @ COL (Lyles) or Tomas @ MIA (Haren)

  105. Five-On-One says:
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    Best chance for saves this week? McGee, Tolleson, Ziegler? Or None of the above and stream a starter? Thanks.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Five-On-One: Ziegler and Tolleson are literally on the same level in terms of being the 9th inning guys on lousy teams. I would go both of them over McGee save-wise because there’s no Boxberger effect in Zona or Texas

  106. My says:
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    Been using 2 spots to stream pitchers in 12 team h2h have Frias in one of them now I see guys picking up karns, mcullers, Jaime. Am I missing out on anything or just keep on streaming and winning weeks?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @My: Clearly your options are about to become more shallows, but winning is winning

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @My: Stream

  107. Bill says:
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    Hey Grey and fellow Razzballers!!!

    Did the league catch up to Devon TRAVIS? Stick it out or swap him out for Josh HARRISON? Either would be my bench backup. Harrison give me 2B/3B and OF flexibility

    Thanks, cheers all!!!

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Bill: Yeah I was so drunk on the Devon Travis kool aid that I never saw the regression fairies coming. Definitely go Donaldson. One guy I really wish I had anywhere

      • Bill says:
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        @Mello Yello: @Mello Yello: You mean Harrison? Valbuena is another option and it’s an OPS league.

        • Mello Yello says:
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          @Bill: Yeah Harrison…sorry got my Josh’s crossed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill: Try Harrison

  108. Wilsonian says:
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    Riding the DeShields train at 2nd while he’s swiping bags and getting PT. I also need some help at SS with Tulo hurt and Correa not up yet. Who are the two grabs (if you like someone at 2nd over DeShields)?

    Jace
    Yunel
    Valbuena
    Owings
    Miller
    Gyorko
    Espinosa
    Flores
    Forsythe

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

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Wilsonian: Valbuena’s available? You need to RUN and get him. Also Brad Miller is en fuego right now

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Mello Yello: yeah, he is. I was leaning him and Miller. I’d be dropping DeShields and K.Davis.

        • Mello Yello says:
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          @Wilsonian: Yeah I would

        • The King of Schwing says:
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          @Wilsonian:

          Is Valubena all that special? He is available in my league, but I can’t stomach that batting average. I like Yunel and DeShields here.

          • Wilsonian says:
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            @The King of Schwing: he really isn’t all that special. Just has some pop – which is more than I can say for most people on the wire.

            • Mello Yello says:
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              @Wilsonian: Yeah but there is no one who brings that pop in a MI spot that’s readily available

  109. Malicious Phenom says:
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    Riding the Scoooter all the way to triple A to visit Kennys??

    Brewers optioned 2B Scooter Gennett to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Per rotoworld

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Malicious Phenom: Today we have lost a great man with a great name that I know very little about haha

  110. Chicken Dinner says:
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    Straus for CJWilson/Quintana

    Points

    Thanks

  111. mr. glass says:
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    Lose Daniel Murphy for Franco? It would be for bench spot

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @mr. glass: Sure

  112. Tom says:
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    I’m in a 16 team H2H league and I just added McCullers, I would normally wait to see how he does in his debut but since he may go twice this week I’m considering just running him out there (my opponent is throwing 12 starts at me). In order to start McCullers I would need to bench Andrew Miller, the only reason I’m even considering this is because the Yanks only have 5 games. Bad decision? I appreciate any insight.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Tom: Maybe this comes back to bite me, but have you seen a lot of rookies look great their first two starts? It’s like they have an okay game and a really good game in some order, or they’re trainwrecks. I mentioned before how I was drunk on Devon Travis kool aid…I’m like naked running down the middle of I-95 screaming “We’re all going to die!!” drunk on Andrew Miller

      • Tom says:
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        @Mello Yello: Nice! I’m right there with you, Miller’s been great this year! Thanks for the help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: Start Miller

  113. wjessereid says:
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    Swung a trade of my Harvey and DTravis for Lester Freeman and Fowler.
    Not realizing it left me short a start for the week and with Lawrie as my only 2B option.

    I get one WW per week…..So do I roll with Phil Hughes at CWS and get a 2B off the wire, (Espinoza, Owings, DeShields, Peterson??) or do I go with Lawrie this week and add a better SP with a better matchup( Niese @Pitt on Sunday)?

    12 team [email protected]

    Thank You much

  114. Nightpandas says:
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    Happy Victoria Day !!!

    Which side? Obp keeper

    1. Jones/Rodon or Gomez/Ziegler

    2. Jones/Rodon or Gomez/Carrasco

    3. Pick one: Burns, Owings, Galvis

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Nightpandas: 1.Jones…2. Gomez…3. Galvis

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Nightpandas: King Ad-Rock across the board (that would be Adam Jones by the way), and Owings

  115. Ron says:
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    How quickly the great have cooled off (Devon Travis).

    In a H2H points redraft league would you drop Travis for any of J. Harrison, Boagerts, Espinosa, Russell, Hechavvaria, Forsythe, Galvis?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Ron: Harrison, X Man, and Russell in that order

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: Harrison

  116. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    Stubbs or marisnick for the time being

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: Stubbs…because without looking, he couldn’t be crashing down to Earth harder than Marisnick is right now

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @Grey: thats what i was thinking thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, AL

  117. MIke says:
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    Just plain awesome…

    Hit in a batting cage yesterday. Then won a stuffed animal and went for ice cream. What a lovely day!

  118. Warren says:
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    Vogt, Syndergaard and Melancon for Price. No brainer, right? Price’s K rate isn’t great, but he should get it going …

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Warren: Price

  119. Steve says:
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    Miller for Dannys?

  120. Skeezix says:
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    Great stuff Grey! Need to sit one of the following:

    Colome (OAK)
    Paxton (@TOR)
    Syndergaard (@ PIT)
    Shoemaker (@ TOR)

    Would have thought Colome is the easy choice, but the two guys facing Toronto is the only thing making me pause…

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Skeezix: Hmmm…I would still go Colome

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Skeezix: Sit them all… Shoemaker

  121. Jake from State Farm says:
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    I didn’t put enough Fa Monopoly money and lost out on McCullers. Any of these dl bupkis and Charlie’s worth an add in a keep forever? Johnson, Beachy, and holland are available. Well of course they are but do you ink any have a shot at mix league production this year?

  122. JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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    FACT of THE DAY:

    At latitude 60 degrees south it is possible to sail clear around the world without touching land.

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @Grey: So are mustaches…sorry couldnt help myself…yours is so 1980’s if that makes you feel better

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha…How dare you!

  123. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Grey,

    What do you think of Altuve’s 5 HRs thus far? Is he showing legit 10-15 HR potential, or is he just on a good streak? Thanks!

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: That’s his height what’s his hr potential?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          8-12 HRs

  124. Jay says:
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    Time to move on from travis but to who:
    Espinosa
    Valbuena
    Phillips
    Forsythe
    Flores
    Miller
    Walker

    Bollinger over bucholz or Chris young?

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Jay: Valbuena…no on Bolsinger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay: Espinosa, Over Young

  125. Curtis says:
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    Grey,

    Thanks for “making me” draft Bryce Harper on all 3 of my NFBC draft champions teams. Nailed it.

    That is all.

    Curtis

  126. Swfcdan says:
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    Reddick fair value for a closer? If so which fireman would you rather have:

    Melancon, Britton, Rodney, Papelbon, Casilla, Rondon.

    Dude is the definition of a saves hoarder.

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Swfcdan: First of all, HELL YES, and I would go Casilla

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Mello Yello: Reddicks been great so far this year and looks legit, and at $3 could be a serious future keeper. But im waiting for the Greyt one’s response.

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: Grey? Want an informed opinion before I do anything.

  127. trigger cut says:
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    Are middle infidel questions the new catcher questions?

    Please pick two ROS:
    Jace
    B-Rad Miller
    Owings
    Josh Harrison
    Xander
    Flores
    Odubel

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @trigger cut: It’s the new black man…Harrison/X

      • trigger cut says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  128. Duke says:
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    Would you drop Devon Travis for Jace Peterson or May Josh Harrison, seems like he’s been picking it up the last two weeks idk. Are you starting Fiers @ Detroit?

    Thanks Grey,

  129. Abe Froman says:
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    AL-only roto. Rank the following. Could use help with runs.

    Shane Robinson, Preston Tucker, Tommy Field, Steve Tolleson, Matt Joyce

  130. Mello Yello says:
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    We really need to find Correa’s exact Super Two date because I need to request that day off. I already got the party hats and banners and everything! Haha, holy shizz will I be freggin Martha Reeves and the Vandellas dancing in the streets on that day

  131. Atlas says:
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    I just traded Devon Travis for Kolten Wong. Not sure how I feel about it.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Atlas: If you got Wong you should be ecstatic.

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @Atlas: You should feel like you just stole something

  132. adam says:
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    would u drop Travis to pick up Jace Peterson?

  133. Tom says:
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    In OBP league Lucroy or Gattis from time Lucroy off DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: Lucroy

  134. adam says:
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    yunel escobar is on waivers
    would u drop travis to pick him up?
    escobar or Jace peterson ROS?
    thanks!

  135. Bob says:
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    10 Team H2H roto categories. 6×6 with K’s for hitters and QS for pitchers added to norm

    Would you drop Rodon for Bucholz? Also Kazmir just got dropped in my league. Going to drop Frias for him. Is there an injury?

  136. scotty the captain says:
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    i have outfield issues. i have excess corner guys. 14 team mixed 10 man bench. i give up hahn and arrenado i get heyward and puig. i figure heyward may be 75 % of arennado. obviously puig is a big question mark. what do u guys think??

  137. Erik says:
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    @Grey should i trade dickerson for liriano straight up? im in first and also have braun, jupton, brantley, choo. pitching could use a boost.

      • Erik says:
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        @Grey: would you rather have carrasco or ross or gio gonzalez for dickerson straight up instead of liriano or still hold onto dickerson?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

          • Erik says:
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            @Grey: Awesome thanks Grey. #Pray4Dick’sFeet

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  138. MikeZ says:
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    Can you rank the following guys for the last two spots on my 12 team 5×5 roto league? Moustakas, Choo, Ozuna. That’s the way that I would rank them right now, although it was the opposite at the beginning of the season. So I’m confused. Thanks.

  139. The Great Knoche says:
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    Is it wrong that I still chuckle at ESPN’s Get him in your lineup department everytime?

    Is it wrong that with Willin I now have 5 Rockies in one lineup? (Well 4 and a M*A*S*H unit)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Great Knoche: Hehe… I have Wilin too, here’s to nothing (something, please)!

  140. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Great Recap Grey! Need SS help in 5×5 Roto for ROS – Please Rank:

    Cozart, Crawford , Hechavarria, Simmons, Segura, B Miller, Aybar …thanks!

  141. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    Josh Donaldon hitting leadoff…well, that’s interesting.

    • GhostTownSteve says:
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      @MattTruss:

      This is the year of the funky line up. Trumbo in the two hole etc. Multiple teams hitting pitchers 8th.

      • MattTruss

        MattTruss says:
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        The Joe Maddonization of MLB?

  142. Whodat says:
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    Latos and Devon Travis for dozier?

      • Whodat says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  143. dom says:
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    hmm so I own Taijuan Walker but he’s been inconsistent and slated to start @BAL which appears to be a tough matchup but they didn’t hit this weekend when I watched them in Baltimore for my sister’s graduation from Loyola Maryla- oh sorry didn’t mean to give you the drunk history of my weekend

    Bolsinger and McCullers are both available should I drop Walker in my 12 team H2H for one of them? I could also drop Carlos Frias. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Sure, Bolsinger if he has a good matchup

  144. Duke says:
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    Are we feeling lucky enough to run Fiers out there today at Detroit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  145. diamondvisionmike says:
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    16 team H2H-
    What should/could I get on top of Vogt to deal Tulo? I have Hanley and Semien at SS. Zunino at C.
    Dickerson?
    Zobrist?
    Carrasco?
    Opened up SS/SS trying to corner the market but now it seems like I should let go of Tulo before it’s too late.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  146. Me says:
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    In a 15-team 14-player keeper do you trade Harvey, Jose Fernandez, Keuchel, Lucroy, Pujols for Trout, Corey Seager, Chavez, Eovaldi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  147. Gozer says:
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    We selling C.Dick for peanuts now or hold out hope he has a couple goods weeks in the near future and then trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t for peanuts, but I’d sell

  148. dem ribbies says:
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    Is a $2 Kang a hold in a keeper league, or just a fill in for an injured Reyes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fill in

  149. SF says:
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    Hi Grey,
    Dropped Descalafani, who should I pick up?

    Ubaldo, Miguel Gonzalez, Happ, Hector Santiago, Frias, Rubby, Eovaldi, or Pomeranz?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d stream…Rubby

      • SF says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  150. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Also, need SP help:

    Pick 2 for ROS: Bradley, Rodon, Porcello, CJ Wilson, Paxton, C Young, Wei Chen…thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pax, Rodon

  151. Adam Jonze says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Which two 2Bs would you hold (5×5 h2h)”
    Travis, Espinosa, Brad Miller, Josh Harrison, Deshields
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller, Harrison, depends on needs

  152. Starlin says:
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    Drop Jim Johnson or feliz. Saves/net saves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Starlin says:
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        @Grey: a which one

  153. Greyismyhero says:
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    1. Need to drop one……Kennedy, Bradley, De La Rosa, Nelson

    2. Please rank ROS: Rodon, Buchholz, De La Rosa, Paxton

    Thanks!!

    SMOKE THE GREEN!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Kennedy 2. Pax, Clay, Rodon… Smoke it!

  154. Swfcdan says:
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    I’ll ask again, trade Reddick ($3) for a closer in a keeper? If so which one, need saves:

    Melancon, Britton, Rodney, Papelbon, Casilla, Rondon.

    Dude is the definition of a saves hoarder.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Casilla

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Yeah was thinking either Casilla or Britton. You think Reddicks improvements are fo real?

  155. Malicious Phenom says:
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    I know, another C question. Would you start Rosario for 8 home games this week or Gattis..This si just for this week..Thank man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m rolling with Rosario this week

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Grey: Cool, we will roll with him together..thanks

        cheers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully the effer works out

          • Malicious Phenom says:
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            @Grey: Hopefully!

  156. SF says:
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    One more question! Pick up Fowler, Aoki, or Deshields.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fowler

      • SF says:
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        @Grey: Thank you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  157. Jack says:
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    Calhoun in cleanup makes him more or less valuable in an OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • GhostTownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Way to hedge your bet there, Albrecht.

  158. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    H2H keeper.

    Drop Bogaerts or Russell for Franco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Addison

  159. The Balking Dead says:
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    in a 14 team h2h league, keep 14 each season, no penalties on keepers and can keep forever…which side you want?

    Trout/Corey Seager/Eovaldi/Karns/K. Davis

    or

    Harvey/Jo-Fer/Keuchel/Lucroy/Pujols?

    Thanks for the chuckles every weekday morning Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  160. Henry says:
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    Have power on my team need some more speed drop choo, franco for burns, deshields, Martin

    Arenado is my 3B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco for Martin

  161. Vogt says:
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    Hey Grey! Love your posts. You do awesome work! Your advice has been great for me, as I’m now in first place in my division. Never thought I would sniff the lead in my first year of fantasy baseball.

    Anyway Leonys Martin just came available in my league and I was wondering if I should drop Melky Cabrera or Rajai Davis for him? I’m in an OBP league.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Drop Rajai

  162. Carnac says:
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    Come on, man. Terry Collins’ daughter is 68 years old… or, in other words, right in Grey’s wheelhouse! Hey-o!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rawr!

      • Carnac says:
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        Is your mom the pizza side or the bagel side? Also, pls say hello to her for me.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pizza

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: if they bought the book they would know these things

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I texted you hours ago to comment that, took long enough!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: *looks at texts* you just typed guilt marketing opportunity. How am i suppose to know….ooh I see what you did there

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ha!

  163. chucky says:
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    Russell or Utley Week 7?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Addison

  164. Atlas says:
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    I play in a shallow league with SS’s Crawford, Hechavarria, Flores, Owings, Santana, Galvis, and Bogearts just sitting as free agents.

    I own Cozart and Desmond. Neither play today. OK to drop desmond to play another SS that is playing ? If someone grabs him I have the others listed above to pick up if I need to.

    Desmond seems to heading toward a down season, and my league punishes for K’s.

    Have been lost on what to do with Desmond.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  165. Jason says:
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    Frias (LAD) against SF or Chen (BAL) against SEA? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chen

  166. Atlas says:
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    Also ROS

    Avisail or Trumbo

    Trumbo seems to be almost platooning.

    Hey thank you for all your help, Grey. Found this site recently, and have really enjoyed it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Trumbo…Thanks!

  167. Fireball Feliz says:
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    Someone dropped V Mart, but I have Grande Dolor/Crush Davis/Pujols. Still worth a waiver claim and trying to trade one of the four?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  168. Mike says:
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    Grey One: AL Only 5×5 – start or sit T. Walker? He has 2 starts this week (BAL and TOR). If not, just a dead spot in his place. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  169. Grey- could use your advice once again
    It’s a 12 team H2h with hitting categories of R, H, HR, RBI, AVG, OPS, SB and pitching categories of W, S, H, K, ERA, WHIP and QS.
    Received his trade offer: Give R. Zimmerman
    Get Y. Tomas and Papelbon
    Your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  170. Warren says:
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    Which side (OBP league)

    Price

    Vogt
    Syndergaard
    Melancon

    Thanks your greyness. Grande Dolor needs to start hitting some bombs this week!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price

  171. GhostTownSteve says:
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    Shark looked very meh. His problem is pretty basic. He can’t really throw his pitches with any precision. His stuff looks fine. 95 late in the game. But he was very lucky to get off the hook as easily as he did. A’s hit balls hard right at people. Muncy missed a second homer by about 10 feet and Vogt missed one by about the same. I’d not expect a turnaround any time soon.

    Kazmir on the other hand looked really good. He almost never throws his slider any more. Or he has just changed it so it looks more like a cutter. But it’s the change that is filthy. Swing and miss great. None of those runs felt “earned” at all. The A’s literally played the worst team defense I’ve ever seen at a baseball game. Every guy in the infield made an error or missed a play that should have been made (multiple times for some). Burns and Crisp don’t have one good arm between them. The White Sox made doubles out of routine singles. Just turned at first and never slowed down. The A’s are a rare combination of bad and unlucky right now. Can’t say I’ve seen much like it.

    I’m moving on from Brett Lawrie. You know what his problem is? He needs to smoke some weed or something. He looks like he’s ready to chew that sawdust out of the bat and eat his glove. He’s wound tighter than a 2015 baseball. He’s so tight through the upper body he makes bodybuilders look loose and limber. He doesn’t have any of that loose action in his swing where you get that release in the hands that whips the bat through the zone. It’s possible he’ll put it together but I’m not waiting around to see it.

    On the plus side, caught a ball, handed it to my son and daughter and got cheered by the whole section. Bottle that up and sell it, man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If only we could! Though we do have Sparky Anklebiter t-shirts… I hear you on Samardzija, eff me on Lawrie too…

    • Greyismyhero says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: Yes, correct..Lawrie needs to SMOKE IT!!! It cures all problems, WOOOOOOOOOO

    • J-FOH says:
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      @GhostTownSteve: thank I needed that. i have been grinding it out with lawrie and have been uptight as hell lately. I feel free now. Thanks….and now you and grey can chat about the thrill of getting foul balls

  172. JB2 says:
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    Just traded away Gomez/OZUNA/Jordan Zim for Cueto/Pence/Fiers. Needed the SP help, set on OFs. Did I just get away with murder?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, could work out

    • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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      @JB2: No …you may have gotten murdered

      • someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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        @JeF WiTH 1 F: not good

  173. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Thinking of offering my CarGo for his Cano…thoughts? Is it fair?

    (I have a surplus of OF and a need at 2B)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like Cano

  174. Two-Face says:
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    Reddick, Hosmer for Pujols, Dickerson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  175. Harvey Wallbangers says:
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    I feel like Dickerson should change his walkup song to Come Together. Specifically for the line “He wear no shoeshine, he got toe-jam football”

    My Billy Mays Hayes/Desmond/Jensen/Ventura for his Kemp/Escobar/Rodon?

    Loved the Wil Myers bit!

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take Hamilton there

  176. dem ribbies says:
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    Yan Gomes in AAA rehab this week, hopefully activated this weekend. Have him stashed on the DL but also have Vogt.

    Vogt gets benched often vs LHP, rarely DHs and is on a weaker team.
    Gomes will get more PT at both DH/C and is arguably on a more potent offense.

    Sooooooo, who would you go with ROS? Vogt or Gomes?

    • dem ribbies says:
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      @dem ribbies: oh, PS, it’s an OPS league not AVG.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vogt

  177. Malicious Phenom says:
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    J Upton and Hanley for Trout?

    H2H points weekly 10 teams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

      • Malicious Phenom says:
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        @Grey: Ok, I thought it might be to much..cheers

  178. Harris Kiperman says:
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    For this week, would you start Rosario over Mcann at C. The only way I can add Rosario is to drop either Kendry’s Morales or Ryan Zimm. Its only a 10 team h2h with no DL, so always plenty of players around. I just picked up Morales yesterday. Didn’t see the news about Morneau sitting this week before I did that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try it

  179. The Little Unit says:
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    Great stuff Grey!!

    Please rank these MI/CI for ROS…
    Franco, Xander, Kang, Tomas, Jace, Desmond,

    Thanks much

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Desmond, Xander, Jace

  180. Dickerson's Jock...Strap says:
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    you like jace over valbuena ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  181. Gordon Shumway says:
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    What side do you like better in an OPB/SLG league- bautista and papi or abreu and tulo? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  182. Ty says:
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    G’damn that was funny.. I’d pay for this at a news stand

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  183. Disgraceful List says:
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    Grey – great writeup as always. Waiting on Rendon (like everyone else), I rode the Devon Travis train all through April and the mess better known as May – think its time to get off. Following are available:

    Jace Peterson
    Delino DeShields
    Danny Espinoza

    Could appreciate a shove in a direction. Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Jace

  184. Jack says:
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    Forsythe or Deshields?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Delino

  185. The Red Mist says:
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    ROS, which outfielder is best. Myers, Blackmon, or Pence?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pence

  186. Grey – Rosario or Lind ROS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lind

  187. Trusty Russ says:
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    Have Souza, Choo, Span, Joc, Pollock and am need of SBs in a OBP H2H league.

    Revere, Burns, Marisnick, Aoki and Deshields currently on the waiver.

    Would you drop any of them for those guys on the waiver?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  188. Ships says:
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    I’ve been offered Dickerson for my Hughes. I know Dickerson is an injury/dl risk but seems like a small price to pay for the upside, agree?

    My SPs are Cole, Carrasco, Pineda, Hughes, Chavez, Happ, Burnett, Latos, C Anderson, Rubby with Ryu on the DL. Could always drop Ryu if Dickerson goes to the DL. Rendon on my DL as well.

    OF’s I start 3 of Upton, Polanco, Byrd, Heyward

    Thanks in advance… also, binged on Season 1 of Silicon Valley per your rec. Loving it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

      • Ships says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! I could also trade my Carrasco or Pineda for Braun. Still take the Dickerson?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Carrasco for Braun sounds better

  189. dem ribbies says:
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    Kinsler + C.Davis for Arenado?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  190. herschel says:
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    @Grey: better start this week? HT likes x-man.

    bogaerts – 3 vs tex, 3 vs laa
    russell – 3 @ sd, 3 @ ari

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bogaerts

  191. Teddy Heater says:
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    BFF, So I didn’t get on the field Saturday at the Dodger game, but I did get to sit front row next to Dodgers dug out. Arenado was right there in front and I kept telling him he was due (everyone around me is like, why are you rooting for the Rockies), he waited til the 8th but he delivered. Hopefully that sparks him to go bananas for the next 8 home games. I pulled of a trade late Friday and I know it was a bit of a gamble, with Tulo leaving early, but I need some SS help with Xman going quiet. I moved Rizzo, Vogt and Dee for Abreu, Tulo and Soler. I didn’t think Dee & Vogt’s stock could get any higher and I know Abreu has a lot of bombs left in that bat. 10 team h2h, thoughts?

    C-Yan
    1b-Abreu
    2b-Wong
    3b-Arenado
    SS-Tulo
    IF-E5
    IF-Xman
    OF-AJ
    OF-Upton
    OF-Soler
    OF-Ozuna
    OF-Bruce
    Bench-Avisail, Dickerson, Belt (who I just grabbed because Dickerson looks like he’s going to the DL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for getting Arenado going, BFF! Hopefully that trade works out for you! You need Tulo to get healthy and get going…

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: “Ohmmmmmmm, ohmmmmmm, ohmmmmmm” That’s me prepping for the prayer circle cause it looks like I’m going to need it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          We need a prayer hexagon, it’s more dynamic

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: BFF, I didn’t realize that the “Prayer Hexagon” was a real thing, I just thought you were being funny this whole time. You so smart!

            Fun Fact: George Lucas trademarked the word “Droid” so Motorola had to pay him for each phone sold under that moniker. The Steve Jobs Trust now owns the largest percentage of Disney (which owns Lucas films) stock at 7.5%, so for every Droid phone sold the Trust becomes that much richer.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You’re smart for being my BFF… Lucas is a time traveler

  192. Jaone says:
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    Bautista and Avisail for Goldy fair? Or ask for more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  193. John says:
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    Trust Drew Hutch again? Trust this week vs Angels then and Mariners, mehh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In some leagues

  194. Jim says:
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    Plse rank of ROS
    Daniel Murphy, Brad Miller, Jace Peterson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  195. Sportive Tricks says:
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    Hey hey hey,

    So, SON kinda likes Dan Haren’s start at home against ARI today (12.9) but I am not sure I have the guts to start him, because, well, he is Dan Haren.

    He is currently sitting in my streaming spot and making me feel uncomfortable. You think I should roll with him or go grab Bolsinger for his upcoming start?

    LOVE YAS!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roll with Haren

  196. Paul says:
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    What do you think about this trade offer?

    GIVE: Tulo

    GET: Dozier (my 2B is Devon), Correa, and Pineda or DeGrom

    Until Correa is called up, Kang, Cosart,Yunel, Simmons, Bogaerts, Hardy, etc. are all on the wire…

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  197. Jon says:
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    Like any of Valbuena, Forsythe, Espinosa, Owings, Jace Peterson, Hill, Spangenberg or Gyorko over Jung Ho Kang?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jace

  198. B.o.B says:
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    Got a plethora of OF now that Pence is back and have a big time shortage at SP. Was offered the below trades:

    DeGrom for Holliday

    Cano/Cole for Kipnis/Ellsbury

    This is a 10 team, OBP league. Here’s my roster:
    C – Posey
    1B – Rizzo
    2B – Kipnis
    3B – Chris Davis
    SS – Cozart
    OF – Jones, Ellsbury, Holliday, Pence, Gardner, Reddick
    DL – Rendon, Reyes

    SP – Kershaw, Teheran, Quintana, Anibal, Salazar, rotating spot, and lost Smyly for the season
    RP – Perkins, Rodney, Clippard, McGee

    Do you like either one of those trade offers, or both perhaps? WWGD??? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole trade sounds fine if you don’t need SBs

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Grey: So you don’t like Holliday for DeGrom?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  199. Mello Yello says:
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    I feel like Devon Travis might go off in June after we turned all of our figurative bayonets on him haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully, I still own him

  200. Let's get it says:
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    Top 3 streamers for the week

    Hutch vs La
    Chase Anderson @MIA
    Brett Anderson @Sf
    Jorge de la Rosa vs PHI
    Lyons @mets
    Hendricks @SD
    Locke vs mets
    Colome Vs oakland
    Bolsinger vs SD
    Rubby vs chc
    Nelson @atl
    Hutch vs seattle
    Pomeranz @TB

    Need 3 starts which ones are they!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hutch, Bolsinger, Rubby

      • Let's get it says:
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        @Grey: hutch vs La or Seattle?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seattle

  201. Gerry says:
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    Just had an interesting offer in my 12 team h2h:

    His C. Gomez. and M. Betts for my A. Jones

    What side you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez side

  202. booya says:
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    With the Morneau concussion would you now want Rosario over Zunino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  203. ashtray says:
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    Who do you want on your squad ROS:

    Cecil
    Tolleson
    Ziegler
    Kela

    Would you take Doolittle over all of them?

    Thanks homie.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cecil

  204. Jon says:
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    Kang plus a starter for Howie Kendrick make sense?

    I’m thinking one of Rubby, Shoemaker, Chase Anderson, Paxton, Hahn, or Jesse Chavez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Howie side

  205. ashtray says:
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    My 4 biggest disappointments from draft day are Carlos Santana, Mookie, Arenado and Heyward. Are you legit concerned about any of these four?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

  206. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Thanks for all the previous advice my man. Just swapped my Bautista and Devon for CarGon and Kinsler.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cool

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: To celebrate, I unbuttoned my shirt and turned on a little Rico Sauve, and low and behold, your Hispanic doppelganger appears as a back-up dancer at the 0:50 mark.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  207. Adam says:
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    Would u trade Dee Gordon for Mccutchen??
    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  208. Jon says:
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    Which side in a keeper league where all would be kept?

    Jordan Zimmermann + Heyward OR Carrasco + Howie Kendrick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco

  209. GleamTeam_Matt says:
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    MY Dee Gordon, Huston Street (have Jeurys Familia, Koji Uehara and AJ Ramos), and Gerrit Cole for HIS Andrew McCutchen and Daniel Murphy

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  210. hondo says:
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    I see Grey addressed the Fiers dilemma.

    If I sit him and he is awesome,I’m going to be wanting the watered down daiquiri leftovers from the bottom of the glass sent by Express Mail.
    We’ll talk about the Cougars panties later.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  211. Mighty says:
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    Need one to start, folty vs Tampa, niese vs St Louis, Hudson vs La, Cosart vs Arizona

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Folty

  212. fillllterd says:
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    Bautista and Archer for Myers and Price….which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price

  213. musky smell says:
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    Grey,

    I traded billy hamilton for kotlen wong….how’d I do? you likey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  214. fillllterd says:
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    10 team H2H

    Bautista Carpenter and Archer for Arenado Myers and Price…which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

  215. Aaron says:
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    H2h points league (QS instead of W). Who is the better Two Start Waiver wire Special? Karns or Frias?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea who they’re playing

  216. Jax says:
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    Grey,

    Great recap as usual. Looking for a FA SS while Tulo is on the shelf:

    – B. Crawford
    – A. Simmons
    – W. Flores
    – B Miller
    – N Franklin
    – E. Andrus

    Obviously, Crawford is playing the best ball now, but if Tulo is going to be out longer than expected, he may not be best option ROS. Not sure who to go with. Thanks for your input!

    – Jax

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Crawford’s fine for this week

  217. Ray says:
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    Chris Davis for Strasburg?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, it’s fair

  218. fillllterd says:
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    10 team H2H

    Bautista and Archer for Price….which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Bautista if you want him

  219. Matty says:
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    Another great read. I hope I’m clicking on the click bait often enough to keep you and Cougs living the high life. I didn’t believe those sexy selfies until I clicked them myself.
    It’s the time of year when I start to panic about my team that I assumed would run away with a title and is languishing in fifth; 10 team, H2H, 5×5 + OPS and Holds, keep seven for up to three years.
    The team with the keeper round if the may be kept. I need some future family planning and more pitching here.
    C- Ramos (15)
    1B- Abreu (9)
    2B- Wong (14)
    SS- Russell (15)
    3B- Frazier (22)
    OF- Trout, McCutch (1), Bats (4)
    Util- Arenado (4)
    BN- Dick(2), Joc (19), Wil (12), Soler (8), Guerrero (15), Travis (15)
    SP- Kluber (21), Carrasco (9), Arrieta (7), Chavez (15), AWood (10), Noah (15), Rodon (15)
    What do I do? Who do I target and who do I plan to keep?
    What’s a good offer for Shark as Sale together?
    Thanks for everything.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! I wouldn’t worry about keepers in May unless they’re obvious (Kluber, Joc, Soler, Bats, etc.)… Can try to trade Dickerson for Shark or Sale, in reverse order…

      • Matty says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks. I’m mostly looking to optimize Trout and Cutch in their walk year.
        Right now it looks like I need Trout to stay relevant.

  220. Mike

    Mike says:
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    Damn I miss Cluck U chicken! My diet was like 70% Cluckwiches in college. Thanks for taking me back Grey :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I used to get Clucked up once a week!

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        what was the name of that suace they had? We used to fight over that shizz

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Chickenhead Cluck U sauce? I forget

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        honey mustard (no special cluck name i guess) now I’m starving

        true story…I ran through the streets of Trenton dressed as a red-headed Catholic school girl after a Halloween party just to get some Cluck U

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It was a brunette Catholic school girl on non-holidays?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: this has got to stop. I just pictured mike Schmidt in drag

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              And…?

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I kinda liked it a little

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Not me

          • Mike

            Mike says:
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            yup!

  221. ebudz says:
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    Ay yo Grey!

    General consensus seems to be sitting Fiers tonight but should I still start him my H2H Points league with the following scoring settings:

    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    SON still gives him a positive score of $4.3 and it’s not like I have to worry about ERA or WHIP… I just don’t want a negative score and even a few points is better than none! Start or sit him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, start him

  222. Mak says:
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    Still holding feliz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • Mello Yello says:
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      @Mak: Please let Tolleson run with this one time! #K/9

  223. Greyismyhero says:
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    Valbuena or Peterson to replace Herrera at 2B…..Not need based…just need to replace Herrea, or hold? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jace

  224. Bobby says:
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    In a 12-team mixed standard Yahoo league. Here’s my lineup:
    C – Grandal
    1B – Freeman
    2B – Wong
    3B – Machado
    SS – Russell
    OF – Brantley, Marte, Pederson, Melky Cabrera
    BENCH – Lucroy (DL), Segura (DL), Correa
    SP – Kluber, Cole, Ventura, Odorizzi, Keuchel, Bauer
    RP – Gregerson, Ziegler, Giles

    I’m currently in 2nd place, but lagging behind in saves. Would you trade Yordano Ventura for David Robertson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  225. DonnieB says:
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    Man.. Busy day of questions. Everybody wants to pick Grey’s brain and others. Owings or DannyS at SS rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings

  226. JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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    Have i told you lately that i love you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not often enough

      • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Im sorry…you are the wind beneath my pants

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not beneath, just in

          • JeF WiTH 1 F says:
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            @Grey: I was trying to keep that on the DL…now everyone knows how we roll.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m not embarrassed of us, F

  227. Henry says:
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    10 team 5×5 obp league.

    Was offered Goldy and Souza for Harper and Carlos Santana. He also offered Granderson instead of Souza.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  228. Alan says:
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    Which side? Abreu, Calhoun, Lo Cain for Springer/Ortiz? 4×4 no runs roto. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu

  229. Funny Name says:
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    Not sure if anyone has asked in the comments yet but in a h2h league u staring Hamels in Coors with possibly no Tulo and Dickerson or bench him so my ratios don’t get blown up on day one?