In what seemed like a meaningless spring training game, Dee Gordon bunted and it landed 12 feet from home plate.  The announcer said, “Wow, didn’t think that was going to make it out of the batter’s box”  And an investigation began.   Dee Gordon, unaware, of the investigation continued to use exogenous Testosterone and Clostebol, two performance-enhancing substances.  Later in spring, he knocked a single that fell just out of the 2nd baseman’s reach.  That ball, it was said, looked like a 47-footer.  It went 57 feet.  Another shot, sailed just over the pitcher’s mitt, and just before the 2nd base bag.  Gordon raced to 1st, and everyone looked around, “That was a half-a-pede.”  That’s baseball jargon for a 50-footer.  So, Dee Gordon will be out for the next 80 games, call him The Suspended Splinter.  Sure glad I bought him in my Tout Wars draft.  Super!  What the hell was this schmohawk doing?  Who thinks they can possibly get away with using in today’s game?  It’s just stupid.  This is a break for Derek Dietrich; he should be the 2nd baseman on most days.  He has 15-homer pop, and is worth a grab in NL-Only leagues.  Look forward to seeing Gordon return in August when his 28-footers go 28 feet again, and he’s back to a .215 hitter.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jose Fernandez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.08.  Hasn’t been bad, for sure.  Hasn’t been totally dominating either.  You know how when you start to feel better from the flu, you go out only to get somewhere and feel crappy again?  You’ve pushed yourself to do too much too soon.  Maybe that’s what’s going on with Jo-Fer.  His arm feels good, but he’s trying to do too much.  I don’t know, I’m not a doctor.  I did write 70% of WebMD’s user-generated entries.

J.T. Realmuto – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  Catcher questions in 3, 2, 1….

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer.  43 more, and we can live together on an island and share a hammock.

Kenta Maeda – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA up to 1.41.  I’m happy for Maeda, I really am, but could he give up five runs in his next game, because I don’t own him and I’m really not that happy for him.

Tanner Roark – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.03, which comes a game after he struck out 15.  You can’t spell Roark without roar!  Amiright?!  I haven’t been this excited for a Tanner since I left Jersey!  And this one isn’t orange.  Or dyed blonde.  Or putting bubble gum on the bottom of a table in a diner.  Or saying, “I can’t believe you don’t drive an IROC.”  Or telling me her niece is older than her uncle.  Or talking about how she knew someone that went to school with DJ Pauly D.  Or me thinking of Dandy Tanner and DJ and telling her,  “To cut it out.”  Any hoo!  Tanner Roark is…  *looks at Stream-o-Nator for Roark’s next start, screeches to side of the road, someone runs out and pumps my gas for me*  Hey, I’m really in Jersey?  So, Roark’s next start isn’t great, but I don’t see how you can drop him at this point.  His peripherals are saying regression, but you don’t drop a guy with a 2.03 ERA and a 8.7 K/9.  Unless you’re crazy like a fox…y Jersey girl!

Aaron Nola – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.55.  Solid start, but did have the benefit of facing the Nats’ B lineup — den Dekker leading off, Espinosa batting 2nd, Luis Severino catching.

Kris Bryant – Exited yesterday’s game after rolling his ankle.  Was he in Denver?  Cause that’s legal there.  He went for a precautionary MRI, which is better than a precautionary autopsy.

Miguel Montero – Hit the DL with a back injury.  It must’ve returned.  Pun points!

Jake Arrieta – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 6 Ks.  This is goofy; I’ll admit it.  I mean, Arrieta has been one of the best in baseball for the last four months, dating into last year.  His peripherals, however (NOT HOWEVER!!!), look more like a mid-range ace rather than a top three starter.  It’s hard to find a positive when you take this year’s numbers vs. last year’s.  Velocity is down, K-rate is down, walk rate is up, xFIP is up, luck is up, homers are up, ground balls are down and fly balls are up.  It’s like looking under a Maserati’s hood and seeing a Mercedes engine.  It’s not bad, but it’s not a Maserati.

David Ross – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  In the time it took him to run around the bases, three guys stole second base.

Scooter Gennett – Hit the DL.  Surprisingly, not with a flat tire.

Matt Garza – Moved to the 60-day DL.  That’s the most relevant movement Garza has had since he eat a bag of prunes.

Jonathan Villar – 3-for-4, 2 runs and three steals (3, 4, 5), hitting .262.  I was enjoying Scooter for fantasy; he was rolling, but — and this is a J. Lo-sized butt — I also own Villar and if it means he moves up in the order and runs, then viva Villar!

Yadiel Rivera – 0-for-4 as he takes over 2nd base for Scooter.  Yadiel hit one homer and .238 in Triple-A in 290 ABs last year.  Yadiel say?  Yeah, I do.

Huston Street – Hit the DL.  The word on the Street is he’s injury-prone.  ‘Injury-prone’ is actually written on him because he won’t wear the MedicAlert bracelet.  Joe Smith will fill in for the next few weeks to a month, and should be owned everywhere.

Eduardo Rodriguez – Made his first rehab start and that went swimmingly (3 2/3 IP, 2 ER), if Natalie Wood were the one swimming.  He’ll make a couple more rehab starts to try and get it together.

Clay Buchholz – 6 1/3 IP, 5 ER vs. the Braves.  His ERA is now up to 6.51.  He should change his name to Buchlolz cause he’s a joke.

Hanley Ramirez – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs, hitting .287.  He only has one homer so far this year.  Tied with Justin Upton and Adam Jones.  A who’s who of “This Is Why My Team Sucks.”

Nick Markakis – 4-for-5, 3 RBIs, hitting .305.  Right now, the Braves, as a team, have four homers.  Over/under for Markakis’s home run total this year is 4.  I’ll give you 3 to 1 on the over that it doesn’t happen.  Come on, I have money with Alfred E Neuman’s face on it burning a hole in my pocket.

Freddie Freeman – 3-for-4, hitting .247.  Looks like the shame of him batting sixth helped.  Fredi Gonzalez is a regular ol’ Mystery with his negging.

Mallex Smith – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th caught stealings, hitting .188.  When Ender returns, Mallex better take a Maalox cause he’s gonna be eating minor league food again.

David Robertson – Went to the bereavement list and Nate Jones will take over the closer role for a few days, unless Jones is the main suspect.

Todd Frazier – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Too bad I just traded him away.  Damn, I like when that’s followed by an about face or a psych and then I say I traded for him.  Not cool, Frazier, and neither is Niles.

John Danks – 5 IP, 6 ER.  Let’s listen in on Gavin Floyd’s voicemail that he uploaded to Danks’s Facebook page.  “Danksie, you’re on the hero’s journey like Broseph Campbell.  This is merely you hitting your Abyss like James Cameron, and you’re gonna emerge on the other side with Terminator 2: Judgment Day.  I love you, Danksie!”

Adam Eaton – 2-for-4 and 2nd day in a row with a steal (3).  Wow, I’m looking at Eaton with my mouth open.

Jimmy Rollins – 1-for-4 and his 2nd steal.  Unrelated, but I suddenly thought of something, what on earth happened to Jose Reyes?  Didn’t he have the charges dropped?  Our Manfred go on a cruise and forget to pass judgment or does he own Trevor Story in fantasy?  What’s going on, Marvin Gaye?

Jose Abreu – 2-for-3, 1 run, hitting .207.  Now it’s Juan-Two-Hits Abreu!  Do I hear Trey Hits Abreu?

Chris Davis – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Khris Davis was conspicuously unproductive in his game  Mmm-hmm.

Manny Machado – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 7th homer, a grand slam.  Macho, macho Manny!

Mark Trumbo – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .354.  He leads the AL in batting average and Elias Sports Bureau says he also leads the league in examples of how it’s too early to form any opinions on batting average.

Joey Rickard – 2-for-4, 2 runs, and hit a home run on Wednesday.  Might be a hot schmotato worth cyclops’ing.  By the by, the most frequent thing mentioned in the comments is, “Do I drop DeShields?” but a close second is, “I can’t tell anyone about this site for fear others will find out my secret sauce.”  Okay, but you realize if you tell someone, and then they read ‘hot schmotato worth cyclops’ing’ they’re just gonna be like, “What the what?  This is effin’ crackers.”

Brandon Drury – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer and 2nd in as many games.  Yeah, he’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but why wait?  You do procrastinate like your mother alleges, don’t you?  Damn, you’re never gonna shake that reputation.

Chris Herrmann – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Herrmann now has the record for most homers by a transgender player.

Rubby de la Rosa – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.18.  His K-rate is kinda beautiful, and his xFIP isn’t bad either.  I’m still on the fence in shallower mixed leagues, but he doesn’t Rubby me the wrong way.  Fun fact!  Arizona Diamondbacks’ GM, Dave Stewart, sees K-rate and thinks it’s karate spelled like a Hasidic Jew spells God.

Michael Wacha – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA up to 3.18.  Damn, even the bad starts by Wacha and C-Mart aren’t bad.  Never doubt the Ghost of Dave Duncan.

Chris Bassitt – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER.  Where can you find Bassitt?  At the hitters’ pound.  Who let the dogs out?!  Who-Who-Who-Who– Wait, better, what dog can’t get an out?!

Billy Burns – 1-for-4, 2 runs and two steals (5, 6), hitting .268.  Lots of steals yesterday.  Winds must’ve been going left to right.

Stephen Vogt – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .268.  A vote for Vogt is a vote for Vogt.  No hidden meaning.

Jed Lowrie – 2-for-3, hitting .325, hitting over .400 in the last week.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column.  If that doesn’t get you coming back later, I’ve failed, but, more importantly, the college student I hired from Craigslist that I’m not paying who is a marketing major has also failed.  “You’ll get a reference!  That’s worth more!”  That’s me screaming at the top of my lungs, while standing next to a flyer I hung in the student union.

Anthony Gose – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  I wonder if he ever drew on a red Fu Manchu and said he was Gose Goosage.  Now that I write it out, probably.

Ian Kinsler – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Who let the Jew out?!  Who?!  Who–  Sorry, that’s still stuck in my head.

Anibal Sanchez – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners (7 BBs), 9 Ks.  After the game, Anibal used a Target men’s room, passing through a picket line where someone held a sign, “You’re a Fruit In The Loom.”

  1. Andrew says:
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    Dozier for Grienke to a Dee Gordon owner? I have Daniel Murphy and Devon Travis on the DL and need SP.
    He also has Tomlin, Smyly, Maeda, Roark, Zimmerman as other potential targets.

    • Christian Herman says:
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      @Andrew: Greinke is so sketchy

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Andrew: Take Smyly over Grienke

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @Andrew: ask for Smyly or Zimm . Like Maeda but he’s a rook with injury history so not worth trading off top 10 2b

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andrew: I’d take Smyly over Greinke

  2. RecklessDriver says:
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    12 team H2H 5×5 cats + OBP and K/BB
    C: Martin
    1B: Votto
    2B: Starlin Castro
    3B: Beltre
    SS: Crawford
    OF: Stanton, Betts, Grichuk
    UT: Duda, Mazara
    BN: Rendon, Domingo Santana

    SP: Fernandez, Strasburg, Quintana, Verlander, Joe Ross, Velasquez, Gausman
    DL: Carrasco
    RP: Casilla, Gregerson

    Drop anyone for any of these?

    Cozart, Ketel Marte, Reed, Dyson, Burns, Meosraco, Hundley

    I’m short on SVs, SBs and my hitters are struggling overall.

    Also can DL either Boxberger or Devon Travis, who’s the stash?

    Or should I be stashing Trea Turner or Jose Peraza since my MIs are so weak

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RecklessDriver: Marte over Domingo, play him over Crawford…Stash Boxberger

  3. 2 soon says:
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    NL only keeper league. Kyle Schwarber for $5 next year. Dee Gordon owned for $36. I’m in middle of pack for speed and have a killer team this year that could run for title, I think. In terms of speed, though, I have only Marte, Polanco, Alexei Ramirez, and Trevor Story. Peraza for when he comes up later too….

    In short, should I trade Schwarber for Gordon and get his 20 or so steals at the end of the year? He has a good team so he might say no, but curious if I could get a better haul for Schwarber packaged with Peraza or Josh Hader.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @2 soon: Sounds fair

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @2 soon: agree with JeF but like FML said, Gordon could easily go back to being a .230 hitter with speed. With that price tag on Gordon i’d be Sagnoffing

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2 soon: You have Peraza? He’s likely to be up and playing before Gordon

  4. Schoop or Cozart at MI. OPS roto h2h. Or try to Trade Cozart to a Dee Godon owner or Odor. No i like Odor

  5. bk433 says:
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    In your own SP rankings where would you rank Velasquez?

  6. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    My German Shepherd-mix tore my Mad Magazine board game to shreds before I got a chance to ever play it. It was a Christmas gift, up on the mantle. She must’ve nudged it down, realized it wasn’t food and destroyed it out of pure spite. Apparently my mom didn’t replace it ’cause I don’t remember ever playing it.

  7. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    a. In that Braves game, Fredi Kruger Gonzalez used 5 (!!!!) relievers in 4 INN to preserve their 5th win of the season – a victory on the road EVEN!!!! That’s a mastermind, he should definitely be the manager for the NL in the ASG so the AL can get home field advantage for the WS.

    b. Too funny on Annie Bell’s blurb!! 7 BBs but 9 Ks, disgusting. Better than Bassitt hound but then Bassitt hound was the worst pitcher yesterday, closely beating out Jungmann!

    c. On New Jersey, if Trump wins….New Jersey will be to the US what the US is to the world. We’ll need someone to fluff up our international appeal, especially in Europe.

    d. Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (April 29 – May 1)

    Eric: ‘What’s our move?’
    Horatio: ‘(queue the sunglasses) We’re going to Brazil.’

    e. Have a nice weekend!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Kid A says:
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      @Ante GALIC:

      REEEeeeeeeeeeeeAAAAWWWWWWWWWWrrrrrrrrrrrrrrssssccccreeeeeccccccchhhhhhhh*

      *Daily chalkboard scratch

      • Cram It says:
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        @Kid A: Since that was the exact sound I was imaging in my head while reading all those letters, I shall dub that the world’s best new onomatopoeia.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Jordan Walden must be stalking him B. Ha C. HA! D. Nice E. You too!

  8. Jake says:
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    I have Adam Lind as a back-up 1B. Chris Carter, Travis Shaw, Joe Mauer, and Chris Cron are available. Who would be the best upgrade?

    I also need a back-up 3B. Of Adonis Garcia, M. Prado, Y. Escobar, Y. Solarte and J. Lamb, who would you recommend?

    Thanks.

    • Mike says:
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      @Jake: Shaw and Lamb.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jake: Carter/ Lamb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jake: Agree with F

    • apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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      @Jake: Carter could go on one of his crazy “hit 5 home runs in a week” things. Or he could go 0-17 with 14 K. I’m just riding the wave right now.

  9. Dusty Baker says:
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    Pretty sure I saw David Ross at the Jody davis schoold of base running this winter. Was founded by Boog Powel ……………………… B Line up or not, the Phillies swept DC. Who would of ever thunk th…. Was nervy on Nicasio pitching at Mile High Thursday, but they got rained out, so hanging on to him, didnt hurt. – thanks for the write up – Peace out Brah —— DB

  10. Manley Ramirez says:
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    OMG hilarious events and write-up. Beanpole roiders, Natalie Wood swimingly well rehabs, transgender records, oh my! Razzball classic.

  11. crushbombs says:
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    start rodon in balt tomorrow?

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @crushbombs: I am with one eye closed. Yolo!

    • Fungazi says:
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      @crushbombs: I’m getting flashbacks of @Texas the other week.

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Fungazi: It was actually the Angels but yeah. BAL is hitting .249 vs lefties. What other predictors should we be looking at?

        • Fungazi says:
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          @JakeTPE: You are absolutely right, it was LA. I might have still been in shock during the Tex game.

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            @Fungazi: with someone like Rodon — high K’s and high walks — I usually look at the opposing team to see how they stack up in those categories. If the team strikes out a lot, obviously that matters for Rodon. Likewise, if they don’t walk much, maybe they’ll help him manage his free passes.

            Baltimore is middle of the pack for K’s, 16/30 among MLB teams. They walk a little less than the average team (21/30), but not much 62 walk vs a median of 69 for MLB as a whole.

            FWIW, Baltime strikes out a lot more than the Angels. The Angels have the fewest K’s in MLB with 117. The next lowest is 141. Baltimore has 172.

            • Fungazi says:
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              @FKA Ralph: Hmm good point, I didn’t know that.

    • peacecoast says:
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      @crushbombs: you mean today. and I am also wondering this. I prob will.

  12. JakeTPE says:
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    Hi Grey! Buy/Sell and Bullpen Report day! A good day to be a Razzball reader! No, make that a GREAT day.

    Speaking of Buy, Lowrie over Schoop for next week as I move into Franken2Bman mode?

    Added bonus is we can put on our best Information Retrieval voice and say “Has anybody seen Jed Lowrie?”

    Razzball.com: “We do the work, you do the pleasure”

    Have a good weekend, sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: Yeah, Lowrie… Thanks, you too!

  13. 9thwomanreader says:
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    In a 12 person league, which side do you prefer

    Arrieta&Castro
    for
    Sale&Joe Ross

    Panik, Lawrie, Forsythe, Holt, Baez and Schoop are all available. He just lost Gordon and he might be interested in Castro. I’ve been worried about Arrieta all season.

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @9thwomanreader: i wouldn’t worry about Arrieta but if Schoop is available, i could see doing this

  14. Timothy Taylor says:
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    Ugh. Would you drop Dee in a 10 team Roto league? Can’t afford to lose a roster spot for that long, right? I have Dyson thankfully but ughhhhhh

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Timothy Taylor: Yeah if its a redraft and you dont have a DL spot you can move on or try and trade him for something first.

    • Roger Anderson says:
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      @Timothy Taylor: I have the same situation. Glad Dyson is back but losing 2+ SB a week is going to hurt. Cesar Hernandez is starting to heat up again.

  15. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    you aren’t finding dietrich in any of my NL only leagues (and i’m only in 10 teamers). we’re “happy” to find guys like rosales, and are worried that guys like spangenberg might be stashed by somebody else before he comes back from DL. anyhoo

    1. 14 team h2h dynasty (mixed, not NL only), if we can only own 6 SP max, and corbin is my worst so far (K/9 here too, QS), drop to stream, today’s options being straily/nicasio/conley/wood. other options include, hellickson/rubby/mchugh/hughes/wisler/cashner/holland/karns etc.

    2. in other deep leagues buchholz or hellickson? QS with K/BB.

  16. BravesfanintheUK says:
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    A sad moment, no more Grey overnight write ups til Monday….

    Had an offer arrive:
    Get: Adam Eaton, Andrew Miller
    Give: Gregory Polanco

    That’s a definite no isn’t it….?

    • Mike says:
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      @BravesfanintheUK: Heck no. Eaton should fade and Miller gets,bumped to set up role. Tricky guy making a shady trade offer there.

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @BravesfanintheUK: its not that bad … Eaton should finish with similar numbers as Polanco (trading power for steals) and Miller is a great hand cuff while being a primo source for holds, era, whip, vulture wins.

      • BravesfanintheUK says:
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        @Grey: thanks everyone!

  17. Bocephus says:
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    Would you drop Longoria for any of Lamb, Turner, Harrison, or Castellanos? Or hold? Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Bocephus: Hold

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @Bocephus:yeah – hold but if you have a spot, Castellanos is nice stash for plugging in at the corner spots. if Longoria gets hurt or goes on one of his mid-season vacations, you got a nice replacement

  18. Tony Costa says:
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    Rubby and Eovaldi have sexy K/9 but is it way too early to drop Corbin for either K-machine?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Tony Costa: Drop him…He pitched his last game for me Wednesday….Id go Eovaldi out of those 2

  19. SteveNZ says:
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    Votto + Castro or Rizzo, it’s Rizzo all day, right? Just thinking of the Godon owner in my 14-team H2H OBP league…

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @SteveNZ: Yeah id want Rizzo

    • Winthrop says:
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      @SteveNZ:

      Pretty sure Gray had Rizzo like 4th overall in the preseason…so yes.

  20. SteveNZ says:
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    Oh, and Grilli is hot garbage, right?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @SteveNZ: Steaming hot garbage

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SteveNZ: He’s a lousy middle man for the Braves

  21. Wild Thing says:
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    Strong work as always, Grey,

    So at catcher should I drop Wilson Ramos for JT… Kidding!!!

    The Dee Gordon owner has Blackmon $16 and I’m in need of a bat. Would you trade Kenta Maeda $7, Deshields $1, and Devon Travis $1 for him? I have plenty of pitching. One caveat is Blackmon is signed $16 for 3 years. Does that change things given his age and cost? Thank you!

  22. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Just came upon something interesting… Against RHP, Nomar Mazara has one strike out in 42 PA. Pretty impressive.

    Mazara v Santiago or Belt v Matz?

    Thanks!

  23. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Grey,

    Great writeup. Who do you like ROS in 6 x 6 (add OBP) H2Hs:

    Freeman
    Mazara
    Wil Myers

    Thank you!

  24. Camels backs says:
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    Keep Dickerson as a bench player (fifth of) or pick up Pom?

    12 team 5×5

  25. Erik says:
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    Should I trade wil Myers for Dallas Keuchel?

    my other current OFs are Jupton,Mookie,Calhoun,Springer

    And my SPs are Scherzer,Smardj,Aaron Sanchez,Velasquez,Kennedy, Gausman, Hammel, Jimmy Nelson

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Erik: Sure…I dont love Keuchel but for Myers id take him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Erik: Agree with F

  26. Chicken Shack says:
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    Dee Gordon. Just wow.

  27. Wacha wacha says:
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    Could you rank these SP for Ros ? Rodon, Liriano, Vinny v, odorizzi ?

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @Wacha wacha: Rodon, Odorizzi, Liriano, Vinny but Vinny could easily leap frog Liriano (or any of them for that matter) but his innings cap limits him plus this being his first fullish year, he could tire and have some hiccups

  28. Hack-E says:
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    Could Pedroia finally be healthy and “back?” Or is he just schmatoeing?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Hack-E: Probably schmotatoe

  29. Whattodo says:
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    Sucks about spee-dee I kept him over Degrom and arrieta, wish I could have a do over..

    Anyway,

    10 team weekly roto keep forever league:

    $13 taijuan walker, $10 nola, Jaime Garcia for $16 polanco and $25upton?

    $20 Salazar, $10 Roark, Jaime for polanco and Salazar..

    In those trades would you rather give up Salazar or walker and nola or Roark?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Whattodo: Ouch…. Either trade for Polanco… Neither seem likely… Walker first

  30. Peds,it's what's for breakfast says:
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    Ros how do you like Moore, Gausman, Jaime and Roark?

    Thanks a billion

  31. Don says:
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    Aaron Nola asked me to politely ask you to stop pooh poohing his excellent performance. Thank you kindly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Don: I like him Don, Cust kayin’

  32. Owen Simring says:
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    Do you think this whole there-strikes and you’re out BS vis a vis PEDs is a case of MLB adhering a little too closely to it’s own in-game rules? In other words, do you think getting caught juicing should just result in a lifetime ban right away, fantasy implications notwithstanding? Because I do.

    It does a lot of damage to the game, and it’s not as if cheating is the kind of behavior that can be rehabilitated. When people get caught once and never use again it’s not because they’ve seen the error of their ways, it’s just cause the risk-reward calculations have changed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Owen Simring: Nah, too strict…. People make mistakes

  33. TheOne says:
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    Not even a month under his coaching and Barry Bonds has guys failing the test smh

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @TheOne: oh yeah, they might still be using his old shit here, didn’t even think of that. should’ve hooked up with braun’s guys, he ain’t been actually caught yet.

  34. Alex says:
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    Carpenter or Piscotty ROS?

    • Can't spell wRONg without Ron says:
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      @Alex:
      Piscotty for me.

  35. Steve says:
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    What scenario would you drop Dee? In a 14-team keeper h2h

    When Braun came back he was a shell of his former self.

    Already have Burns, Deshizz and Turner waiting in the wings. Trade Dee or just drop him outright?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Steve: Trade him in a keeper

      • Steve says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Who would you target?

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Steve: Hard to say, i would send offers out for guys you like and see what happens…if owners dont want to give anything up id hold him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: Maybe you can get a 3rd rate closer? You should obviously try before dropping him

  36. Tigres says:
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    Dietrich over Baez @ 2b in RCL format? Could also hold both and drop Rickard. Gracias!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tigres: Dietrich over Baez

  37. Yager says:
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    Someone in my league just dropped Corey Dickerson…. He does have five long dongs this year already. Should I be using a high waiver to add him or wait for prospects? Thanks as always.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Yager: Keep your waiver spot

      • Yager says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Thanks for the advice. I will try to see if he passes waivers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Yager: Depends on needs and league, I don’t mind using it

  38. Scooter G says:
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    Wow crazy news about Dee…

    How would you rank the following mi options going forward in obp league? Story, rendon, lowrie, Diaz, scooter, andrus

  39. JibJab says:
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    Grey, thanks in advance for your help. I have two questions with the Gordon situation:
    1) I can keep Gordon for one more year in the 19th round next year, do you agree I should suck it up and park him on the bench until he is back in late July? Only 3 bench spots I usually use rotating pitchers.
    2) The following are available to replace him at 2B or MI: Cozart, Ketel Marte, Schoop, Chris Owings, Gyorko, Mercer. Who are your top 3?
    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JibJab: 1) Prolly hold, size of the league matters, how many keepers, if you have better ones, my guess since half of the league’s MIs are available you can drop him 2) Marte

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

    Drop A. Russell for DJ Lemahieu?

    Drop Salty for JT Realmuto?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @TOGMAN: Yes and Yes

  41. TheTinDoor says:
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    So the most common comment is “should i drop DeShields”? No surprise for readers of this site.

    Maybe it would be worthwhile to do a post reviewing all your pre-season sleeper/bust posts & updating with current recommended actions?

    DeShields, for instance: it feels like in addition to the risk of him continuing to be DeShit, when Choo is ready, DeShields gets bumped. They’re not sending Mazara back to AAA, right?

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @TheTinDoor: Grey said give him one more week earlier this week. I think it’s time. But in my league he won’t be claimed so I’m confident I can get him back if he starts to heat up. If you drop him will he be grabbed immediately? Something to consider.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheTinDoor: We’re reviewing sleepers and busts 4 weeks into the season?

      • TheTinDoor says:
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        @Grey: No, of course not. DeShields could still “hit”. And there’s plenty of sleepers (Taijuan, Castellanos, Conforto, etc.) that are paying off so far. But on the Sleeper side, in particular, your readership should skew heavily toward owning those guys. I have DeShields in 2/3 leagues (not the Scout/Razzball league b/c, obviously).

        So if your readership is following your advice, we’re disproportionately invested in DeShields, Schoop, Grichuk, etc. It follows that many of us are wondering what the F to do with them. Sleepers who haven’t woken up by May are prime “drop” candidates. So no, not looking for a review of your success, but an action plan moving forward

  42. brett says:
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    Would you trade Nola and Jepsen for Gregorson?

    My staff: J Fer, Salazar, Matz, Rodon, Ventura, Jason Hammel, Nola and McCullers. Relievers are McGee, Street, Colome, Jepsen, Tolleson

  43. Scott says:
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    Eaton with your mouth open! Nice!

    So if Villar moves up in the order, does this put him above Danny Santana and/or Zack Cozart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: I’d go Villar, yeah

  44. Barry Bonds is training with Dee Gordon says:
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    Yo G

    What’s Rendon keeper league value… Will he ever return to top 25 player?

  45. Scott says:
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    When I hear that a pitcher with K upside is facing the Twins, I take notice. Michael Fulmer, I’m looking at you.

  46. Slimcompoop says:
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    Happy Friday Grey! I got an offer of Melancon for V for Velasquez and mulling it over. I already have Davis, Familia, and Rodney (I know…), but wouldn’t mind adding another. ROS projections on Velasquez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slimcompoop: You too! Velasquez projections are in my rankings… That trade is a tossup, I’d take Melancon only if I were planning on flipping Davis or Familia for a top SP or bat

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: I’m not looking at doing that at this point. I’ll hold pat. Thanks for the advice.

  47. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Happy Friday grey!!!!! Everyone is coming to me with offers since I seem to have players everyone wants. Someone offered me overnight Quintana and Familia and I give up Moustakas Wacha and Cishek. Is it fair and would you do it?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: Everyone’s coming to you with offers because they think they can rip you off.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: If you dont need moose and need to upgrade closer i could see taking that offer

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Jef

        I have Donaldson and Machado at 3b
        My closers are Davis, Madson Cishek Tolleson and Siegrist for holds

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: If it were me and moose is nothing but a bench bat i would take it…Im also not a fan of Wacha though.

        • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: I am sitting on the edge of my seat now wondering how this will turn out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: Ha, Dee Gordon and that guy hanging out needs to be a web series (TV show would be a bit much)

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        Twelve and a half minutes of that guy punching baby seals while Dee dunks used hypodermic needles into a hazardous waste bucket being held above his head by Sam Jones.

  48. OaktownSteve says:
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    There’s a guy on talk radio up here who mangles the english language all the time. The other day I heard him question whether a player was here to stay or if he would just be “a flash in the pants.” This is a huge flash in the pants as in “aw crap, Dee” I feel bad for you, Albright and all he Gordon owners. Eff’s your team and it’s not like you blew it. Just got screwed. One of those days when pretend baseball seems less fun.

    This changes the landscape in a lot of leagues. Gordon represented 2.3% of all the steals in baseball by himself last year.

    • Scott says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Case in point: I have Dee Gordon on a team where I’m 2nd in homers and 8th in Steals. And I’m replacing him with Neil Walker?!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Yeah, and I didn’t draft other SBs because of Gordon… And waivers has literally 12 guys available, including SPs because they do a rule where you can’t pick up bats from the minors to stash, must be playing in majors

      • Coolwhip

        Todd25 says:
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        @Grey: If this bad enough already. Turns out he failed the test in Spring Training and appealed… this suspension handed out after appeal dropped, and none of us knew about it. We drafted in the dark! don’t they care about us fantasy baseballers?!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That sucks!

  49. Ralphy says:
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    I was offered Correa for Altuve. I have to accept this right?

    Altuve has been carrying my offense. Correa has not been nearly as good. This isn’t to continue is it?

    This is an obp league.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Ralphy: Id want Correa

  50. Scott says:
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    Funny (not funny), but the day after you said Jeanmar Gomez is making a strong case for the SAGNOF Man of the Year award, he gets another save.
    #BaseballProphet

  51. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    Well, I guess now we know how Dee Gordon hit that home run that one time.

    Hypothetical #1:
    Abreu/Wil Myers for LoCain/Brandon Belt. Which side do you like better?

    Hypothetical #2:
    Gerrit Cole/Papelbon for LoCain/VVelasquez: Which side do you like better?

  52. Another Dan says:
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    Joc And Alemys Diaz for Abreu?

    which side? no brainer ?

    superb write up Grey, many thanks.

    Dan

    • Cram It says:
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      @Another Dan: Abreu…no brainer, to most.

    • Another Dan says:
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      @Another Dan:

      does it matter that it’s a dynasty?

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Another Dan: Doesnt matter

        • Another Dan says:
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          @JeF WiTh 1 F:

          Thanks fellas. It was proposed to me and thought it was too good to turn down, but I have made a counter offer. He was dropping a player as he was getting the 2. I wanted the ‘trash’.

          I will update later in the day.

          Dan

  53. Branta says:
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    Thankfully, in the only league I have Dee, I picked up Segura early on (thank goodness for his 2B/SS eligibility)

    My question is, should I drop Dee until early-to-mid-July if I’m in a keeper league?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Branta: He’d most likely get scooped up in a keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Branta: Depends on league, if you can pick up Segura, then you can likely drop him

  54. Scott says:
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    Hey, I picked Drury to fill in for Kris Bryant yesterday based on some scuttlebutt from you. Thanks Grey!

  55. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Talk about a random suspension!

    In my H2H OBP OPS league, another manager is trying to sell me his Frazier for pitching. Bryant (my current 3B) will be OF eligible after one more game where he’s in the OF. Originally, with your help, I was planning to drop one of Rasmus/Obudel, slot Kris in the OF, and grab Moist for 3B.

    1. Even in OBP OPS H2H leagues, do you like Frazier over Moist?

    2. Would you trade one of Quintana or Cueto to get Frazier here? My other pitching is pretty well-situated (Carrasco, Salazar, Walker, Cueto, Quintana, Odorrizi, VV, Nola, Santiago, Manaea, with The Darvish Girl on DL) + and I’m usually the fastest finger in this league on callups (so I feel pretty confident about snagging Glasnow etc. when they come up).

    Thanks!

  56. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Where would you rank Eduardo Rodriguez compared to Giolito, Manaea, and Berrios?

  57. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    GM Grey,

    Really funny take on Gordon’s suspension. I was shocked when I woke up and saw the news. Sucks for owners. Also sucks that I missed picking up Dietrich by 10 minutes.

    I have starts from Nicasio, Eickhoff, VV, and Pomz left. The other guy has only Peavy vs. Matz today. He’s ahead in ERA and WHIP by a little. I should win Ws and really only need to start 1 or 2 guys to secure Ks. Should I hold off on pitching Nicasio and go with Eick and VV? I’ll only pitch Pomz if I have to.

    Thanks!

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey:

        Sorry,

        Nicasio home vs. Cincy
        Eick and VV home vs. CLE
        Pomz @LAD

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d start Nicasio/Eick

          • Pugs & Slugs says:
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            @Grey: Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  58. 740 says:
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    hey Grey,

    10team h2h 5x5cats

    i traded Forsythe, Piscotty, Suarez for Cole, Holt
    im going to drop Holt for waiver pick up. C. Carter, Danny Santana, Domingo Santana, Ozuna, Rickard, Drury, Saunders, Herrera…. what r ur thoughts. please give your input?

    thanks bruh

    MY TEAM
    C Welington Castillo, Ari C
    1B Jose Abreu, CWS 1B, DH
    2B Robinson Cano, Sea 2B
    3B Kris Bryant, ChC 3B  DTD
    SS Francisco Lindor, Cle SS
    2B/SS Logan Forsythe, TB 2B, 1B
    1B/3B Albert Pujols, LAA 1B, DH
    OF Mike Trout, LAA OF
    OF David Peralta, Ari OF
    OF Stephen Piscotty, StL OF
    OF Miguel Sano, Min DH, OF
    OF Jay Bruce, Cin OF
    UTIL Maikel Franco, Phi 3B
    Bench Delino DeShields, Tex OF
    Bench Jean Segura, Ari SS, 2B
    Bench Eugenio Suarez, Cin SS, 3B

    P Corey Kluber, Cle SP PP
    P Chris Archer, TB SP
    P Sonny Gray, Oak SP
    P Mark Melancon, Pit RP
    P Brad Ziegler, Ari RP
    P Carlos Rodon, CWS SP PP
    P Luke Gregerson, Hou RP
    P Jose Berrios, Min SP
    P Aaron Nola, Phi SP
    DL Yu Darvish*, Tex SP  DL15

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Cool, Odubel

  59. Hal Incandenza says:
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    Lamb, Nick Castellanos, Adonis or Freese as hopefully short-term Bryant fill-in?

  60. dk says:
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    Joe Smith or Madson?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @dk: Madson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dk: Agree with F

  61. Wilds says:
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    Natalie Wood = Too soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilds: Can we make Charlie Chaplin pedophile jokes yet?

  62. Clint says:
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    Considering Roark was a h2h pts league star just over a year or so ago, you think he’s re-emerging again?

    Sidebar: everytime I hear that guy’s name I hear Matthew McConaughey in A Time to Kill calling for Sandra Bullock’s ‘Ro-ark.’ If Dusty Baker’s Jake Brigance, which National would that make Carl Lee Hailey then?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: Like I said in this post, I would hold Roark

  63. Pitcher says:
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    I’m fairly certain your post and comments generally about Nola are part of some long con to convince someone in one or more of your leagues to drop or trade him.

  64. ryanoger says:
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    10 team h2h redraft (holds league)

    C- Salty
    1- Rizzo
    2- Skinny PEDee
    SS- Corey Seager
    3- Machado
    OF- Marte, Braun, Heyward
    Util- Mazara, Neil Walker
    Bench- Moose

    SP- Thor, Salazar, Wainwright, Matz, Y. Ventura, Matt Moore
    RP- K-Rod, Madson, Jeanmar Gómez, Dyson, Arold-Rage
    DL- Darvish, Ryu

    Redraft league, should I lose Skinny PEDee or hold em’? Hate to tie up that roster spot. I can slot Neil Walker in at 2b, and add one of the following FAs:
    Pedroia, Khris Davis, Panik, Pagan, Parra, Lamb, Rickard, Saunders, Jed Lowrie, Burns

    OR

    Use that spot for an SP such as:
    Odorizzi, Vince Velásquez, Nola, or Manaea

    thanks grey!
    Ryan

  65. jack florida says:
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    best 3 rest of the season, 14 team roto, thanks as usual

    odorizzi
    rodon
    gausman
    roark
    nola
    j ross
    moore

  66. Celery says:
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    Would you trade Arrieta for Marte? 10 team h2h keeper, I have Domingo, DeShields as my utility starters. Have Scherzer, Kluber, Salazar in rotation among others. Thanks!

    • Celery says:
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      @Celery: That’s Starling, not Ketel, of course

  67. Roger Anderson says:
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    So what do you see as the ROS for that POS PED SSPD SOB? Hardly seems worth keeping Ina redraft 10 H2H league. I’m all out of moves for the week and ESPN does not let you DL SSPD players.

  68. a bag of sand says:
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    Pls rank top 3 for a util spot in h2h pts:
    V Mart
    Rasmus
    Granderson
    Piscotty
    Pagan
    W Myers
    Grichuk

    Thx

  69. Adam says:
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    Is 20 games enough sample size?
    Justin upton is killing me in weekly head to head matchups.
    Would u drop him for jake lamb,travis shaw,brandon moss ?

    • apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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      @Adam: can i be in your league?

  70. Cyr says:
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    Hi Grey/Everyone,

    Which side: Arrieta/HanRam or Price/Braun

    Thanks!

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Cyr: P/B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cyr: Agree w/ CD

  71. Adam says:
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    Please ROS
    Hammell,Gausman,eichoff,moore,
    Thanks

  72. jason bourne says:
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    Good stuff! I took Dee in the 2nd round and am celebrating Dwight Howard championship day for the second day in-a-row.

    What a gut punch! It’s like I didn’t know Dee at all.

  73. Warren says:
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    Might we see Jake the Snake in the Sell today? I have him and love him but seems like not a bad idea to sell high…

    Arrieta and Nola for Kershaw?

    • Warren says:
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      @Warren:

      Arrieta and Odor too much for Altuve?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Warren: I’d take Altuve or Kershaw

  74. Wilsonian says:
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    I have Segura and Odor (and Trea Turner in my N/A). Owner of Dee Gordon has Addison Russell to back him up. Worth it to offer either Segura or Odor for any of the following, and if so, who:

    J-Up
    Puig
    Trumbo
    Smyly
    deGrom

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wilsonian: You’re trading Segura for Upton or Trumbo? Sure, if you can

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: not sure if I could. But why not try if it’s worth it?

  75. Swfcdan says:
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    Of course more bad news had to affect my team, I had Pollock in one league now Dee in my other., FMBBL! Dying in that league for speed now, an owner said no to Marte but yes to Springer. He wants pitching, OBP, TB and NSB league though so devalues Springer a bit (and his current -2NSB isn’t too attractive), J-Lo sized but it’s a dynasty league.

    So after that rambling is Price for Springer a fair deal? Or should I try and get an upgrade back too as a 2for2. Springer should get 20 steals this year right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: I’d take Springer

  76. John says:
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    Can’t seem to fix my MI. Have Lowrie (been good), Semein and Schoop (not).

    Villar, Ketel available. Tempted to go for steals and add them both dropping HRs and Ks in Schoop and Semein. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Semien for Villar

  77. Bobby says:
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    Two Questions (I’m in a standard 12-team Yahoo keeper league):

    1.) With Gordon’s suspension, would you trade away A.J. Ramos to get Jonathan Schoop? I still have Robertson & Street for my closers.

    2.) I have d’Arnaud sitting on the DL. Should I pick up Evan Gattis hoping he’ll soon get catcher eligibility?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bobby: 1. You can do better 2) Sure

  78. Matt says:
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    Offer Odor and Odorizzi for Strasburg to the Dee Gordon owner?

    Got Matt Carp as alt on 2nd and not a lot of pitching…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Works for me

  79. PhilOssieB says:
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    You saying I should start shopping Jake the Snake in my dynasty league?

    • PhilOssieB says:
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      @PhilOssieB: or I shouldnt say shop, more like test the market for an amazing return.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PhilOssieB: Test market, sure…Never said he wasn’t good, just saying his numbers aren’t saying he’s the 2nd best SP in baseball as I think most assume

  80. Richard D says:
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    Deep NL only Have JGray but could trade for AConley Same salary one?

  81. Dr.Evil says:
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    6×6 12 team h2h league with OPS and k/bb as extra categories

    Trade:
    I give: T. Frazier and T. Walker
    I get: A. McCutchen and T. Story

    I have K. Bryant as another 3b option, my current SS options are Desmond, Castro and Baez. Current SP are Kershaw, Walker, Liriano, Rodon, Matz, Berios, Happ

  82. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Not sure if Dee has a nickname on here. . . but may I propose that from henceforth, he is known as PEDee?

  83. Richard D says:
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    Which would you prefer for the rest of the season JGray or AConley

  84. PHIL says:
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    who in the minors is a big base stealer that will be up later this year?

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @PHIL: Trea Turner

        • Cram It says:
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          @PHIL: I don’t know about big, but Arcia seems like a 30ish guy

  85. Chris says:
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    Deal Trumbo for Francisco Liriano in OBP league with Chris Carter available as replacement? Have Miggy so Trumbo rides pine most days anyway, occasional start at Util.

  86. jason bourne says:
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    Marlins will survive. Donnie Baseball is a winning manager. Of course, they have Barry Bonds as coach to take the blame.

  87. Rodger Dorn says:
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    Are we starting Manaea tonight?

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      Astros lead the majors in strikeouts right now, so they are worth the risk to stream against, plus it’s in the spacious O.co

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @MattTruss:

        They dropped the O.co sponsorship. Back to Oakland Alameda County Colisseum

  88. booya says:
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    15 team 5×5 dynasty & I’m weak at SP…
    How much of a bid as Rubby DLR worth out of a $1000 budget?

    Thanks guys

  89. a bag of sand says:
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    Corbin or Odorizzi for h2h pts?

  90. Green machine says:
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    Howdy Grey I noticed my catcher Salty has been cooling off a bit, hold onto Salty or drop for either Vogt, Yasmani Grandal, Francisco cervilli, Dioner Navaro.?

    Next hold onto or drop one or both of joc pederson & Grichuk? To add either; Wil myers(OF/1b), Aledymys Diaz, odubel Herrera, ellsbury, piscotty, or stash an up & comer? I was thinking of trea turner or AJ Reed but any other prospects who will be up soon worth stashing?

    Thanks grey have a great weekend!

    • Green machine says:
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      @Green machine:

      BTW here’s my roster for reference:

      C: salty

      1b: rizzo

      2b: odor

      3b: moooose

      SS: Xander bogartes

      IF: lindor

      OF: Harper
      OF: polanco
      OF: conforto
      OF: mazara

      DH: trumbo (DH/OF/1b)

      Utility: Tomas (3b/OF)

      Bench: Kyle seager, Grichuk, joc pederson, story.

      P: price
      P: Thor
      P: stroman
      P: rasiel Iglesias
      P: kenta maeda
      P: taijuan walker

      Bench: Carlos rodon, Harvey

      Thoughts on adding Matt Moore for next week Patrick Corbin or Aaron Nola? I’d be looking to drop either rodon, or maeda

      • Green machine says:
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        @Grey:

        Gracias senor grey

  91. Nightmare says:
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    Greylord!!! Need some advice! Bc simply Piscotty doesn’t know!! Which one u think I should do?

    1) my Waino, gio, and Puig for his B McCann, tanaka, pence

    2) my Waino gio Sano for his Brantley, tanaka, B McCann

    3) rank these ROS…..cargo, pence, Brantley

  92. Sky

    Sky says:
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    I get your concern on Arrieta, really do, but he’s actually doing almost the exact same thing he did last Mar/Apr. Not sure about the velocity, though, I’d have to see the numbers on it. I’m predicting he’s a slow starter with his velo; some guys are just like that.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Sky: I’d still drive a Mercedes

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        I’d drive a mom van if it gets good gas mileage (it doesn’t, though).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sky: Hmm…Could be, and didn’t think he’s bad or not a top ten SP, just maybe not #2 behind Kershaw that seems to be common perception

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        Yeah, I get the concern, just going by the sample data we have on him which is admittedly thin. Just see too much similarity between last year and this to not warrant a different angle to look at him from. As long as we can still see his beard, though, it’s a good angle.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, makes sense…Makes beard sense!

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Arrieta has a future in being the Brawny spokesperson, TBH.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha!

  93. Wilson says:
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    My SS is Correa & 2B is Odor, and streaming MI.
    I have plenty of closer (6 closers) so some one propose his Segura for my Jeffress.

    Should I accept? thanks.

    • Wilson says:
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      By the way, 10-team league, 5×5 with OBP

  94. Rich says:
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    I can only make one waiver claim per week and I’m currently sitting on Corbin, Leake, and Heaney. Who do I drop next?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rich: All of them? Heaney

  95. Five-On-One says:
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    Rubby question – 12 team 5×5 with weekly moves(Wed). Next week he is a 2-start pitcher. First up @MIA (against Jo-Fer), then at COL. Worth trying, or is the Colorado start too scary?

  96. Pu$$y Control says:
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    Do you trust Rodon today at Bal? Villar or DeShields for Util (need4speed)?

  97. The Great Knoche says:
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    Offered a guy Story/Santiago for Dee on Wednesday and he rejected yesterday morning. Not sure what the term for that is, but dodged a bullet.

  98. Fungazi says:
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    What we gonna do about this Semen stain in MI? Would you take a shot on Drury-Ari or switch to a boring guy like Mercer, Utley or Lowrie? Pretty much the only options.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Fungazi: Fk it, I picked up Drury. Seimen gotta move fast if you ever wanna get anywhere in life.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fungazi: Yeah, was gonna say Drury

  99. Scott says:
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    Interesting tidbit:
    San Diego is batting .288 vs. Lefties (top of the league) and .220 vs Righties (bottom of the league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Interesting

    • Coolwhip

      Todd25 says:
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      @Scott: so stream RHP agains SD all day, check.

  100. Slam says:
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    Got offered any two of the following pitchers for Justin Upton. I have good OF depth and really dicey pitching. Would you consider any two of these guys for J Upton?

    Maeda quintana smyly lackey wheeler

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slam: Smyly, Maeda isn’t terrible if you’re starved for pitching and it’s a deep league

      • Slam says:
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        @Grey: it’s a pretty shallow league, but people have loaded up on starting pitchers so the waiver options are mediocre and the OF talent on waivers is deep. I’d be replacing Upton with Khris Davis.

  101. Pu$$y Control says:
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    In an 11 team 6 player keeper league, is Rodon just a streamer?

  102. Scott says:
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    10 team, 5×5 redraft league. I was offered Matt Harvey straight up for Danny Salazar.

    Harvey or Salazar ROS?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scott: Harvey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Agree with Cram

  103. Dave says:
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    Meanea and Realamuto for Suarez ?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Dave: Meaenanaena

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave: I’d take Suarez, could go either way

  104. Kevin G says:
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    15 team league, Ahmed at SS after Peralta was injured. Drop Ahmed for any of:

    Utley
    D Santana
    Mercer
    Rollins
    Dietrich

    I have Castro at 2nd and can move him to SS if I add a 2B.

    Thanks!

  105. Kevin G says:
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    15 team league, 2 catchers.

    Currently have Salty and C Perez, with James McCann on my bench waiting to come back. Drop anyone for:

    Ruiz
    B Nicholas
    Casali
    Herrmann

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kevin G: Perez for Casali is a gamble I’d take

  106. Another Dan says:
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    So my MLB trading this week. (Also did a Milb trade).

    Gave : Stroman
    Got : Pederson

    Gave : Pederson, Alemys Diaz
    Got : Abreu, Ian Kennedy.

    How did I do then? It’s a H2H 12 team dynasty league.

  107. chazzball says:
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    villar or eduardo nunez?

  108. Stumanji says:
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    What’s the opposite of a Batty Call? Used my last weekly move to pick up Chris Carter yesterday and he promptly went 0/4. FMFBBL!

    Discuss.

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Nice!!!??? :(……. :(

      • Stumanji says:
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        @Grey: Haha.

        How about Whiffskey Dick? Went for the one night stand but unable to perform.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! I like it, need to run by Rudy

    • Coolwhip

      Todd25 says:
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      @Stumanji: Blind date?

  109. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    So true, I was so worried about telling anyone about Razzball but once I started writing here I got over it and shared it all my league-mates. Now I mention it and half of them just stare blankly at me…I don’t think they get it…and I’m no longer friends with those people.

  110. Pager24 says:
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    Grey would you start Rodon today vs. BaL? and Sanchez vs TB? 12 team league. Also, if you wouldn’t start Sanchez is he droppable? Don’t really see the point of him on my roster if I never want to start him

    Thanks!

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Pager24: I am starting Rodon, but I have a bad feeling about it

      • MattTruss

        MattTruss says:
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        Ditto, let’s start the prayer triangle that it’s less than the 135.0 ERA he had vs. the Angels

  111. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Someone just dropped Mazara in my h2h obp league. Mazara (7 games, @tor @ det) over Rasmus (7 games in houston, min and sea) or Obudel (7 games @stl, @mia but no fern) for next week? Thinking of dropping Rasmus for him, as Obudel has been on a Votto 2.0 streak…

  112. CMUTimmah says:
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    Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer. 43 more, and we can live together on an island and share a hammock.

    ——————————————————-

    “Share a banana hammock” must not have made it past the editor…

  113. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. My Arrieta and Story for Correa and DeGrom. My other pitchers are k-zar, Rodon, Velazquez, Gausman, maneaa, e-rod, t ross and Darvish. I would also be able to keep story in the 22nd round moving forward (other players aren’t keeper eligible).

    Thanks!

      • Herschel says:
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        @Grey: yup you would make that trade?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

    • Stumanji says:
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      @Herschel: Take Correa and Degrom right quick, son!

  114. WillisReid says:
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    Hey Grey-

    Bryant Lawrie Archer owner is offering me Archer For Seager and Odor. That leaves me with Panik and Franco and Kang on the DL.

    My rotation is Salazar Smyly Matz Rodon and Hammel with Carrasco on the DL. Thoughts?

    • WillisReid says:
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      Kyle Seager

  115. runner says:
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    My Arrieta for his cole and archer?

  116. Big league choo says:
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    10 team H2H 6×6 OBP/QS

    Pujols/stras/corbin or goldy/ventura/hill

    • Big league choo says:
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      @Big league choo: same guy just offered ventura or smyly/trout for my j.d. mart/stras which trade do you like more?

    • Big league choo says:
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      10 team 6×6 OBP / QS

      ventura or smyly/trout for my j.d. mart/stras which trade do you like more?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Trout

  117. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey would you do this trade I got offered over night

    I get familia and Quintana for moose Wacha and Cishek

    I have Donaldson and Machado at 3b
    My closers are Davis, Madson Cishek Tolleson and Siegrist for holds

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        He countered with Moose and Madson plus a 2nd rd pick for Quintana, Familia and a 4th

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        he took it down and offered me this, and I am thinking about taking it.

        He gives me: Familia, Quintana and a 4th rd pick
        I give him: Moustakas ( I have 3B covered with Donaldson and Machado), Cishek and a 3rd rd pick. Thoughts?

        • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: I am resting easy now.

  118. ryan says:
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    Grey, can you help me with the following questions?
    1. Drop Corbin for Joe Ross? Also have Aaron Sanchez, Berrios.
    2. Drop Deshizz? I could grab Pedroia (starting Dozzzzzier), Trumbo, A. Diaz, or Brantley
    3. Someone dropped Brantley. Is he worth the #2 waiver?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Trumbo 3. Sure

  119. Scott says:
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    UTIL: Schoop or Byung-Ho for power

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Park

  120. JJ says:
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    I have a feeling i know the answer to this but…..
    In a keeper league, is it time to cut bait on K.GILES? I have Gausman on the DL and could activate him with the drop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut

  121. Matt says:
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    Starting rodon @BAL today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

  122. Tio says:
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    Look Boss! The Plane, The Plane.

    Mr. Roark was pretty good yesterday.

    Grey – Take a look at Mychal Givens. Some have compared him to Betances. Nice story but probably only good for Al-only/dynasty at this point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Yeah, Givens is owned in all of my leagues

  123. Mikey says:
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    Keeper obp league trying to win this year.
    I have Lawrie as a replacement for Dee.
    Was offered Walker for Dee.
    Take it or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it

  124. 2nd Base says:
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    Please rank: Matt Duffy, Schoop, Forsythe, Neil Walker, and Detrich. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker, Logan

  125. Ryan says:
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    Brantley just hit waivers…
    1. Do I drop deshizz for him?
    2. Drop Corbin for Joe Ross?
    3. Pedroia — are you a believer yet? Would you use him over Brantley as utility?

    Thanks! You do great work here!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Yes 3. While he’s hitting, play Pedroia

  126. Rondo says:
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    Would you trade for Tulo in a H2H Points league? Of the guys I have listed below, is there a single player or combo of these guys that are solid fair value for Tulo?

    Parra, Segura, S. Castro, Melky, Zobrist

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castro, Segura

      • Rondo says:
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        @Grey: Castro and Segura combined?

  127. Skeezix says:
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    Grey, we’re finally opening up waivers (only one per week) this Sunday, so there’s a feeding frenzy coming. We start 3 RPs and I got caught when Giles didn’t get the job – my RPs are Giles, Osuna, McGee and Rodney. So I have 3 starting closers at the moment, but I’m worried. The only three active closers with a job to themselves available on waivers are Madson, Jeanmar Gomez and Jepsen. Who do you think is the better bet to continue providing value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Madson

      • Skeezix says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey – Jeanmar still a worthy add I’m assuming – do you see him as an upgrade over either McGee or Rodney? I figure he’s worth it if only because there’s strength in SAGNOF numbers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, over Rodney

  128. david says:
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    So all the drop dee gordon questions are for 10 team leagues. What about 12 team Yahoo standard H2H leagues? No n/a spot to stash him and I’m not sure I can tie up a bench spot for the next 3 months. Seems like a losing strategy. Would be nice to have him in the playoffs but I have to make the playoffs first. What are your thoughts? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose him

  129. Cooper says:
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    Mornin Grey and Razzballers!! You have coached me to make a ouple deals so far with a guy in my league. I have traded Springer fof Betts and Story, Trumbo and Matz for Diaz, Tanaka and Strasburg, in seperate deals of course. I have a very strong team and this guy has come back again offering Springer for Straisburg or Cole Str8 up. It is 10team h2h and we keep 6 (i have 8 keeper worthy players). So, who would you rather part with, Cole or Straus? I’m leaning toward Cole and using Upton as bait for a SP later in the season. Who knows, maybe to the same guy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning, Cooper! Cole for Springer

      • Cooper says:
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        @Grey: thanks for the quick reply and advice. I just took the deal

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  130. david says:
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    I was hoping you’d say that! Lol

  131. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – re: the Frazier trade (obp ops h2h), he offered Frazier + Eickhoff for my Nola + Cueto. Seems like a no trade to me . . .

    Would you do Cueto for Frazier straightup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Frazier for Cueto

  132. New Day says:
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    Who will be more valuable in a H2H league ROS?

    Jenmar or Berrios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berrios

      • New Day says:
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        @Grey: Is Jeanmar an upgrade over Osuna or Madson?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

    • New Day says:
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      @New Day: My closers are Madson, Osuna, and Chapman.

      Would you drop Berrios for Jeanmar or any of the above closers? Thanks.

  133. Nightmare says:
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    hey mustache. Trade is official. 12 team H2H points

    My 2 start Waino, 2 start gio, and sano
    For
    Tanaka, Pence, and Brian Mcann

    How’d I do for ROS outlook

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  134. GoJays says:
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    As a waiver drop, would you dump Chirinos or Hector Olivera? Chirinos is my backup catcher (we start 2 and I’ve also got D’arnaud and Castillo), and Olivera was my starting rookie hitter (unfortunately replaced by Naquin). They’re both pretty much useless so it’s probably a moot point!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both? Chirinos

      • GoJays says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, they’re both boiling hot garbage. I was just thinking that since we’re not even sure what Olivera’s suspension will be (or when it will start when comparing to Reyes) that he will likely be out even longer than Chirinos.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, maybe….Lose Olivera then, don’t think it’ll matter either way, tbh

  135. Commish Cauda says:
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    16-team H2H-Points League, (W=7, QS=5, L=-5)

    Trade Belt & Wainright for Votto and Jose Ferandez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  136. GoJays says:
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    Follow-up to the above – I need to see if I can get a good rookie off of waivers. Aledmys Diaz is obvious and I’ve read what is being written about his amazing contact and lack of Ks – a definite worthy claim even with regression coming. But assuming I don’t get him, what are your thoughts on Hazelbaker ROS? Is he just a lucky hot schmotato who is destined to plummet? Any other rookies that have come from nowhere that I may not be thinking of?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hazelbaker was a hot schmotato that isn’t even hot anymore

      • GoJays says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! Diaz totally worth it though, yeah?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  137. Bonny says:
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    Hello grey!

    H2h pts/weekly.

    Add either Sean Mannea, Michael Fullmer, Aaron Nola, or these two to stash: Glassnow or Giolito

    Which bat to stash? AJ Reed/ trea turner, Orlando Arica?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola, Reed

  138. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    Happy Friday Grey! Need your thoughts heading into the weekend for next week’s lineup decisions. Questions are for 10 team standard 5×5 roto leagues. Thanks as always for the input and have a great weekend!

    a) who you plugging in at MI right now – Forsythe or Duffy?

    b) please rank top 3 or 4 for me for the near future , no specific category needs, just based on overall value…..Tomas, Souza, Saunders, Drury, Domingo, Arcia

    c) same question as b), please rank top 3 or 4…..T Shaw, V-Mart, Longoria, C Carter, plus all guys listed in question b)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A) Logan 2) Souza, Drury, Tomas C) Longo, Carter, VMart

  139. JJ says:
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    Is it time to drop Deshields? I know that you are probably sick of this question
    Top FAs are
    J.LAMB
    B.DRURY
    S.SOUZA
    K.DAVIS
    M.DUFFY
    B.BURNS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis, Burns

  140. Dee Bonds says:
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    Jeffers or Joe Smith?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jeffress

  141. JJ says:
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    I know that you are probably sick of this question so I apologize ahead of time but here it goes….
    Is it time to drop Deshields?
    Top FAs are
    J.LAMB
    B.DRURY
    S.SOUZA
    K.DAVIS
    M.DUFFY
    B.BURNS

  142. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    I just got a corporate e-mail at work from some guy I’ve never heard of named Pedro Velasquez. I swear my first thought was wondering what his K/9 was in AAA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  143. EggsOdorizzi says:
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    Give Tomás and Stroman to get Maeda and Ozuna?

    Other OF are Grandy, Gardner, Joc and Bruce
    SPs are Kershaw, Keuchel, Ventura and Wheeler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  144. Hi Grey — I’m the one (or one of the ones) who asked by the SoN wasn’t higher on Tomlin, which you mentioned in yesterday’s wrap-up, which I was only able to read today because of traveling. I never saw him pitch before Wednesday’s game — yikes! I have no idea how he did so well before that. He numbers looked great heading into that Twins game.

    Speaking of the Twins, it’d be irresponsible to start Fulmer tonight, right? I grabbed him in two leagues to see how it goes but the right move is to sit him, isn’t it? I’ve seen some other sites saying he’d make a good spot start. But I’m skeptical, especially after seeing Barrios (not on my roster) get manhandled.

    And in a league that counts saves and holds separately, I can keep two between Giles, Trevor May, Soria, and Cotham? I have Giles and May from that foursome, but am leaning toward cutting Giles for Cotham.

    Do you know if Rubby de la Rosa was much of a prospect? Would you roster him over Fulmer if Fulmer gets lit up tonight? It’s a 14-team league.

    Thanks, Grey. Have a good weekend!

  145. Harper'sBetterThanTrout says:
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    Grey, you’re still high on Delino Deshields? Someone dropped it on my league, I could put a waiver claim for him, I don’t really think anyone will get him and anyway my priority is 8th of 10.

    I can drop Mesoraco or Vogt.

  146. Paul says:
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    is zach Greinkie a good buy low if I were to offer Tulowistzki

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Paul: I’d want Tulo

      • Paul says:
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        @Mrs.Featherbottom: I have machado I would rather slide to 3B and either pick up lamb or castinanos to play 3rd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Paul says:
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      @Paul: What if i asked for a big trade here: Moustakas 3B to take over my 3B and i can move machado to SS, and upgrade catcher and 2B
      so i would ask moustakas, grenkie, sal perez, and dan murphy
      give him devin mesoraco, schoop, tulowiski, and AJ Griffin

  147. Chicken Dinner says:
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    DeShizz or Revere?

    H2H points.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShizz

  148. OaktownSteve says:
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    Why is Chris Russo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know who that is

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Fuhgeddaboutit

  149. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Yo Dawg. I’m guessing you didn’t watch the NFL draft, but I got to recommend checking out what happened to this dude Laremy Tunsil. Guy lost about 7 million thanks to a video that was uploaded to his Twitter feed through a hack, showing him taking bong rips through a gas mask. Some making a murder shit right there.
    Anyways, thought it might be time to re-assess one of my teams. This is in a 12 team H2H with 2 catchers:
    Cx2: Hundley, Norris
    1B: Goldy
    2B: Odor
    SS: Story
    3B: Castellanos
    2b/SS: Cozart
    1B/3B: Lamb
    OF(x5): Dongs, Springer, Yoenis, Polanco, Cain
    Util: Nomar
    B: Odubel, Reed
    DL: Scooter
    SP: Arrieta, DeGrom, Iglesias, Nola, Joe Ross, Gausman, Sanchez, Jimmy Nelson
    RP: Jeurys, Zieger

    See any obvious holes – room for improvement? I’ve been toying with shipping DeGrom and Cain for Bryant.

    Tanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really? HA, that’s awesome… Hadn’t heard about it… In a baseball bubble! I’d take Bryant there, solid trade for you… Team looks nice overall though and could see not wanting to mess with a good thing

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Schweet! That is kind of what I was thinking too. Deadpan has been tracking the case if you want to see the video. It’s like 25 seconds long, and made me really want to buy a gas mask with a bong attachment.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          *Googling this right now* WOW, hahahahaha

  150. Cosmosis says:
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    You compared Arrieta to a mercedes disparagingly and consistently encourage trades undervaluing him…seriously cole and archer for arrieta? @ Runner rethink your life. Grey you have watched archer pitch right…like this year. Are you looking for any peripheral stat to support you ranking him lower than top 3? What quality start streak/no hitter/pitcher hitting a long ball part of Arrieta do you seriously not value? Man that xfip seems less scary when you know that the bats behind him can get him out of trouble. And trouble for Arrieta is a 7-2 game with the Brew Crew. Honestly how can you sleep at night.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Cosmosis: dafuq did I just read?

    • @Cosmosis: I think the argument that Arrieta is good but not great is pretty well explained in the blurb above. I haven’t seen the dude pitch and I don’t have him on any teams so I haven’t had reason to look into his peripherals, though I suppose one could choose agree or not agree with Grey’s or anyone else’s conclusion regardless.

      But you ask “how can you sleep at night”? Sounds to me like you might be taking this stuff a little too seriously.

  151. Negatto says:
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    So the mad rush to grab that pitching prospect nookie in my league has begun.

    Are there any that we should be thinking of stashing now?

    Berrios, Manaea, Giolito already grabbed.

    Is Snell the next one in line or are there others we should be thinking about instead?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snell should be back

      • Coolwhip

        Todd25 says:
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        @Grey: “He’s been impacting us in a big way and he’s done it in an even bigger way as a reliever,” Cash said.
        And looking at all the off days Rays have between now and late May, Rays probably won’t need a 5th starter until around May 25th unless someone gets hurt. So that week will probably be when we see Snell again.

        • Coolwhip

          Todd25 says:
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          @Todd25: sorry, that Cash quote is in regards to Erasmo

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good stuff!

  152. OaktownSteve says:
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    Hahn going tomorrow for the Athletics. Probably seen the last of Bassitt for awhile is my guess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Put him to sleep!

  153. OaktownSteve says:
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    Favorite Tweeterer this week

    dan haren Verified account
    [email protected]

    @JArrieta34 saw you gave up a run, hang in there. Thinking of you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • Coolwhip

      Todd25 says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Haha, love it. Brandon McCarthy is a solid follow as well. as I am sure you’re aware.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @OaktownSteve: that’s an incredible tweet. I just followed him and read some of his old stuff. He’s hilarious.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Wilsonian:

        He’s really funny. Always seemed like a good dude here in Oaktown.

  154. JimmyJackJames says:
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    Grey, great write-up as always.

    As a Perkins owner, I dropped Trevor May to pickup Joe Smith – yay or nay?

    Thanks broham

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yay

  155. SteveA says:
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    Grey,

    I am a long time follower, and am not willing to tell anyone in my league about your site.

    Would you mind providing your thoughts about this team? It seems well-rounded so I’m having some trouble making objective decisions about potential trades, and I am looking for thoughts about players that may just be hot early to flip for slow starters.

    Thank you.

    12 team, redraft, 5×5, h2h (20 roster spots per team and 1 DL)

    C – Sal Perez
    1B – Pujols
    2B – Altuve
    3B – Maikel Franko
    SS – Segura
    OF – Betts
    OF – Martinez
    OF – Braun
    UTIL – Polanco
    BN – Deshizz

    SP – JoFer
    SP – Salazar
    SP – Matz
    SP – Rodon
    SP – T Walker
    SP – M Moore
    SP – Gausman
    SP – Berrios
    SP – Manaea
    RP – Colome
    DL – Yu Darvish

    1. I am in first place in my division (2nd overall);

    2. Saves are an area of need, and I will adjust with WW pickups as the season moves on;

    3. Freddie Freeman is available in the FA pool

    4. Other notable Free Agents include…
    Nola (I recently dropped him for Manaea), Joc Pederson, Conforto, Mazara, VMart, Soler, KDavis…

    5. I think I could possibly makes these deal(s):

    Altuve for Correa (move Segura to 2B);

    Salazar and Sal Perez for Harvey, Kluber or Maeda (my order of preference) and pick up the hottest schmotatoe at C (until someone settles in)

    Thoughts. Thank you. I realize that this post may be hard to “digest” quickly.

    SteveA

    • SteveA says:
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      @SteveA:

      My inclination is to start proposing consolidation trades where I offer 2-for-1 type deals, with the intent to obtain as many proven 1st or 2nd rounders in exchange for good players that have started hot.

      For example, maybe try Segura and Braun for Correa.

      Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola over Manaea, fine if you want to wait until after Manaea to see how he does…. Harvey deal works for me

      • SteveA says:
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        @Grey:

        Got it. Thanks. The thought of waiting a bit to pick up Nola crossed my mind.

        Would you drop Deshizz for Nola since he’s a “bench bat”?

        Or drop someone to pickup Freeman (he’s been available for a few days in the FA pool)? I know that you ranked him top 50 but the Braves are just so damn weak.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          DeShizz for Freeman… Nola over Manaea, like I said, if Manaea doesn’t look good tonight

          • SteveA says:
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            @Grey:

            thanks again

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  156. Big league choo says:
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    10 team h2h redraft qs league
    C martin
    1b Votto
    2b lowrie
    3b bryant
    SS aledmys
    MI villar
    CI franco
    Of Trout
    Of heyward
    Of kemp
    Util frazier
    BN pujols/jones

    Sp Jo-Fer, raisel, matz, ventura, Corbin, hughes, nicasio, Darvish dl

    Slow start hitting, Starting pitching is my weak spot…if I could package darvish and a lesser sp for archer would you do it….should I hold until he returns or try to move a big bat for an sp?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold until he returns

  157. RicoSuave says:
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    Excellent write-up Grey!

    Better pick up Hahn or Snell?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Hahn

  158. This is a version of something posted above that git skipped over … I’ll leave out the commentary and re-post just the questions:

    You’re sitting Fulmer vs. the Twins, no?

    And in a league that counts saves and holds separately, I can keep two between Giles , Trevor May, Soria , and Cotham ? I have Giles and May from that foursome, but am leaning toward cutting Giles for Cotham.

    Do you know if Rubby de la Rosa was much of a prospect? Would you roster him over Fulmer if Fulmer gets lit up tonight? It’s a 14-team league.

    Many thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If I grabbed Fulmer, I’d give him a whirl…I did not grab Fulmer though…. Cotham, May…. I’d go Rubby over Fulmer

      • @Grey: Thanks, Grey. Have a good weekend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  159. Chet Manly says:
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    Like many others I am now looking to replace the 2b hole thanks to Dee. These are my best options: Owings, Infante, E. Hernandez. Curious what order you would pick them up? Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings, Kike

  160. Hollaback Girl says:
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    12 team h2h 5×5 ops
    Drop Semien for Cozart, Drury or Lowrie

    is the Hahn worth a desperate grab…prob a streamer?

    great work, as always. thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cozart…Sure, stream Hahn

  161. quimmy says:
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    Rodon and Strailey for Richards?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, Rodon/Richards is a tossup… Strailey’s garbage

  162. JP says:
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    I’m trying to shop Puig, would you do either of these? I’d be offering both

    Puig/Liriano for Gardner/Cole

    Puig/Lemahieu/Liriano for Posey/Zobrist

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole…Posey…I ranked Puig about 75 spots after these guys, nothing’s changed with Puig

  163. Josh b says:
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    If I have an extra roster spot right now I have to keep snell there right?
    No need to put Norris or Hahn there if there not going to better my team?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can hold for now

  164. Josh b says:
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    Lawrie or logan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie

  165. ryan says:
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    Is Brantley worth the #2 waiver?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  166. Josh b says:
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    Where is Suarez in your ss rankings now? Top 5? Top 10
    What about 4b

    • Josh b says:
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      @Josh b: 3b

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      10

  167. peacecoast says:
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    does anyone else in here like GHOST BC?

    Year Zero might possibly be my walk up song, the chorus anyway

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Never heard of them

  168. William Hung says:
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    Someone in my league dropped Gerardo Parra – is he worth picking up? My OF is Betts, Marte, Polanco, and coming off the DL – Blackmon

    I could drop Severino for him as a stash

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, over Severino

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: I’d be losing my SP streaming spot though – worth it if Parra is going to be an impact bat on a level similar to Polanco?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  169. MCCOOL says:
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    so, my delino love is equally as strong as yours. so much so that i (…possibly?) jumped the gun and drafted him in the 9th round of my 13 team 5×5 w/obp. but now i am legit concerned about his playing time AND getting bumped down in the order. i’m wondering if it’s time to cut bait and sell. might be able to package him and kendrys morales for yelich or kemp.

    this is crazy sauce, yes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kemp or Yelich

    • peacecoast says:
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      @MCCOOL: naw we are all in the same boat, I took him in the 10th rounds of a 12 teamer.

      grey said give him a week (over and over)

      hard to sell high on him though, not sure anyone wants him right now

      • MCCOOL says:
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        @peacecoast owner just lost dee gordon, so i’m trying to throw him the 25+ steals he could still get even with reduced playing time. but i hate to do it!

        • peacecoast says:
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          @MCCOOL: oh shit that could be a good idea!

  170. Big league choo says:
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    QS league

    Lose hughes or nicasio for a lil rubby tuggy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hughes

  171. Dave says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Was just offered Carlos Gomez for Michael Conforto. 12 team yahoo standard mixed head to head. I’m on the fence since I’m not so sure Carlos Gomez is going to rebound from his awful start to the year and I’m wary of giving up a young player who might take the next step. I’m also a met fan so trying to keep my own bias in check.

    Don’t have any particular need, my team is pretty well balanced.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Gomez, could bite you in the ass

  172. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    This trade Frazier trade partner keeps changing his mind! Never fun. Now he wants Cueto + Nola for Frazier.

    1. Too much?

    2. How about Quintana and Nola?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try Quintana first… I’d take Frazier in either

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: thanks! And Quintana still over Nola despite Nola’s awesome peripherals and better matchups?

  173. ziggaman730 says:
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    was it a bad move to dump tyler white for Villar?? I think White’s magic is gone and hes being dropped like a bad habit in alot of fantasy leagues. Plus I do have Longoria to play 3b still.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  174. RIP Phife says:
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    Lose my Dickerson, Duda, Rasmus, or Herrera for Khris Davis and/or Dyson? (need steals kinda bad since I was counting on DeShizz and already dropped him)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rasmus for Dyson

  175. OaktownSteve says:
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    Somehow David Ross manages to control the running game with Lestah on the mound. Pretty impressive. Another CS today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Speaking of which, how long until David Ross is a manager? Four years?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Yeah about that. If he wants it he’s gonna get a shot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’ll be a bench coach by 2018… Manager by 2020, book it!

  176. OaktownSteve says:
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    C’mon J-Hey Kid. To paraphrase, you may nickname like Mays, but you hit like s***.

  177. Great Bambino says:
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    14 Team H2H redraft:

    Drop Kyle Seager or Jason Heyward to steam pitching?

    Thanks!

    • Great Bambino says:
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      @Great Bambino: I have Yasmany Tomas and Odubel Herrera in their place

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  178. OaktownSteve says:
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    Blair has a really nice change.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice friends too, especially Tootie

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        If you shake your head from side to side vigorously while saying, “Blair…..Natalie….Tootie….Jo….” you end up with a good Mrs. Garrett imitation.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @OaktownSteve:

          He’s got that new style change where he throws it a little harder. Good downward action. I think they’re calling that the King Felix change these days.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

  179. OaktownSteve says:
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    Adonis Garcia looks like he could play for a major league team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe one day, if he’s lucky!

  180. OaktownSteve says:
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    The angle, the cutting action, the plane on Lester’s fastball is excellent. He’s got reverse splits this year again. That fastball really neutralizes RHB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, could see that

  181. Raindoggg says:
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    Ok so, OBP league, rest of season……Diet Rich or Drury????????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drury

  182. James says:
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    C question. Drop Russell Martin for Realmuto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  183. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ***********THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS******************

  184. Just trying to get a lil better says:
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    Afternoon Grey ! I’m in a 12 team h2h weekly points league. We get minus 1 for a strikeout. 2 questions A. Gerado Parra just got dropped for some reason pick him up and drop DeShizz… or Hold and B. pickup rubby de larosa and drop either buckholtz, Tomlin, Gausman or McHugh or HOLD ? thx again !

  185. Great White North says:
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    We have to start Archer vs. Tor tomorrow, right?

  186. Great White North says:
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    Is Devon Travis worth a bench slot in an RCL? My MI is Castro, Lawrie, Villar. My DL already has Boxberger and Street.

  187. Alex M says:
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    I’m trying to get some value for Gordon now that he’ll probably return and not perform the same. Gordon for McCullers? My 5th starter is Pineda with Berrios and Manaea on the bench and DeSclafani on the DL. What’s Gordon worth ROS? 16 teams in my league.

  188. Lance

    Lance B. says:
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    Grey!

    Curious as to what you go for Frazier in that league. If it’s roto I would’ve been inclined to hold onto him for this usual first half HRs before a big falloff stretch.

    And you drafted Adam Jones in a league?! Tisk, tisk. Should’ve gone with Piscotty! He knows!

    Best,

    Lance
    BigThreeSports

  189. tbone13176 says:
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    who should i drop (4×4) maraza souza v martinez.i have blackmon coming back

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza

  190. John says:
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    I got offered Dee Gordon for my trea turner- if it was 50 games I’d do it but 80 is a lot. You think it’s worth it?

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