You ever see something and you still don’t believe it?  You distrust your own eyes.  Well, I just saw a video of this, and I still don’t believe it:  Mookie Betts bowls better than he hits.  And he hits pretty damn good!  He rolled a perfect game yesterday vs. the Yankees (4-for-4, 5 runs, 4 RBIs, and his 2nd homer), but he also rolled a perfect game in the World Series of Bowling last November.  On Shabbos, no less!  Half of me is expecting someone to point out that it was this other cat, Mookie Betts from Virginia, who is a white guy who looks like Ed Kemper.  (By the way, you kinda know Ed Kemper reads Razzball.  You just know this.)  So, out of habit, does Mookie spray his baseball cleats?  Does he ever beat out an infield single and want to sweep out his right heel like he just threw a bowling ball?  Between innings, does he play arcade games?  How is Mookie Betts a world class bowler and not Matt Albers?!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Xander Bogaerts – Already removed his ankle from the walking boot.  Wow, maybe I was wrong on how long Bogaerts would be sidelined.  Perhaps Hanley urinated on Xander’s ankle and cured it.  Or am I thinking of jellyfish stings?  I always confuse the curative properties of urination.

Chris Sale – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.06.  Well, sure, he was able to pitch to Giancarlo three times.  Ugh, I’m such a scorned lover!

Hanley Ramirez – 2-for-2, 1 run, 3 RBIs and his 3rd steal, hitting .359.  When Hanley said he was going 30/30 this year, you laughed like you were a losing contestant on Make Me Laugh.  Okay, it’s still kinda crazy talk, but Hanley’s trying to prove something thus far with his new workouts.  Sure, maybe it’s just that he invested in a company that makes pancakes out of protein made by grinding up horse teeth, but whatever the case!

Aaron Hicks – Began his rehab assignment.  Five imaginary dollars says the rehab assignment is shut down due to a reoccurrence of the injury.  C’mon, bet me!  Or do you not have five fake dollars?

Luis Severino – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.50.  In this start in Fenway, Severino looked rather ruthful.  Ya know, opposite of ruthless.  It’s a word.  Seriously.  And it doesn’t mean to be like Babe Ruth, i.e., Ohtani is very ruthful.  Am I the only surprised ruthful is a word?  The longer I point this out is it the dumber I’m looking?  Let’s move on!

Aaron Judge – 3-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .333.  Great, but did you see Giancarlo got a single and a double?  Yes!

Justin Bour – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and two homers (1, 2), hitting .190.  Justin really ragu’d the Mets with that wild Bour.  That wild Bour hit a blast then screamed umami, but pronounced it like, “Yo mommy!”  If Bour’s available in your league, I can see two homers going a long way to a hot streak.

Brandon Nimmo – Optioned to Triple-A.  Now you know where you can discover Nimmo.  Or if you’re locating Nimmo.  Unearthing?  Hmm, there’s gotta be a catchier way to say that.

Jacob deGrom – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.06.  This start was against the Marlins, so it was kinda like deGrom gave up 45 runs and was hit on the Taillon with a comebacker.  However, we will allow the real score to stand.  You’re lucky!

Wilmer Flores – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .188.  Wilmer credited that homer to choking up.  Not on the bat, on a Hallmark movie.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 2-for-4 and his 2nd and 3rd homers, hitting .341.  So much offense in this game, let me guess, they played in Florida where it’s not negative 4 degrees with windchill.

Jeurys Familia – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 6th save.  Familia is on pace for 158 saves.

Stephen Strasburg – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.21, vs. Mike Foltynewicz – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.93.  This matchup was billed as “Strasburg vs. A Consonant Buildup On The 1-85.”

Adam Eaton – Has a boo-boo on his ankle and is headed for an MRI.  Eaton also asked if he needs to mention his MRI stamp card is filled for a free one.

Nick Senzel – Now playing 3rd base in the minors.  He will debut this weekend.  Dot dot dot.  Or June.  Dot dot dot.  Or September.  No one really knows, but it’s worth stashing him for a few days if you have room.

Scott Kingery – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .258.  He’s fun to watch.  Why didn’t I draft him anywhere?!  Not to take anything away from him, but his home run power seems to be like this, “Well, if you’re gonna give me one, I’ll take it.”

Aaron Nola – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.96.  On a semi-related note, a commenter yesterday was kind enough to point out how Gabe Kapler told the media he likes to tan his testicles.  Now we know who Gabe Kapler really is, The Situation.  I imagine Kapler tans his nuts with one of those tiny dentist mirrors.

Jose Ramirez – 2-for-3 and his 2nd homer, hitting .132.  Damn, now it’s gonna be harder to sell him crazy low.

Josh Tomlin – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 9.00.  Not a flashy start, but ‘not flashy’ is Tomlin’s bread and butter.  The Stream-o-Nator liked this start, and, for Tomlin, it was solid.

Matthew Boyd – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.38.  Wow, Flavor Flav’s fantasy team, Yeah, Boyd! is off to a great start!  But his K/9 is a joke.

Justin Turner – Has yet to resume swinging a bat.  Sounds like someone needs to update their LinkedIn profile!

Chris Taylor – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  Aw, man, maybe dropping Taylor for Ryan Flaherty wasn’t the best move by you.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.79.  I wonder if there will be 1/75th of the Ohtani fanfare for Ryu’s start vs. the A’s.

Matt Kemp – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .308. Another victory for the BSOHL Crew.  Oddly enough, the BSOHL Crew is not in very good shape.

Ian Kinsler – Expects that his groin will be in acceptable shape by Thursday to play.  When asked what shape that is, he replied, “Like a didgeridoo meets a boomerang.”

Mike Trout – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer.  The Fish Man Cometh!

Tyler Skaggs – 5 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 1.69.  Geez, only five innings, right?  Well, it’s actually a tiny robot girl who is enslaved as a maid that he made it five since he threw 114 pitches.

Andrelton Simmons – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 1st homer, hitting .365.  That one went into orbit!  The homer was hit high too.

Johnny Cueto – Headed to the DL because we have a DL that is so short pitchers only miss one start when placed on it.  Brief, but honest, that’s what my t-shirt reads.

Tyler Beede – 4 IP, 2 ER as he was called up, and likely will be sent right back down.  The Diamondbacks were smoking Beede’s like they were Jamaicans.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer, hitting .158.  Au Shizz!

Brent Suter – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.70.  Sonavabench!  It’s an NL-Only league, and it was in St Louis, and, ugh, these are #selfproblems.

Eric Thames – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer.  Apparently, Thames was the half of the 1st base platoon I was supposed to draft on five teams!

Jacob Barnes – 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 2 Ankiels, 1 K and the blown save.  There were, like, six blown saves in the Brewers/St. Louis game.  The weather in St. Louis is cloudy with a chance of a closerpocalypse.  The only thing making the Brewers’ bullpen look good is how bad the Cards’ bullpen is.  I’d still hold Albers (with two hands) and Barnes for Brewers saves.

Carlos Martinez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.41.  Glad to see his first start is a distant memory.  Not to me obviously, but to someone who doesn’t remember.  Him maybe.

Wil Myers – Not expected to return immediately when his DL stint is over.  By the way, anyone with eight or less letters in their name should abandon the space and go with one name, i.e., Wilmyers.

Manuel Margot – Left yesterday’s game after being hit in the ribs.  “That sounds amazing.”  In the ribs, Matt Albers, not with ribs.

Joey Lucchesi – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.72.  This start came in Coors, and I would’ve benched him if I didn’t miss he was in my lineup.  That’s the opposite of a sonavabench, we should have a glossary term for that.  Please suggest in the comments.  Any hoo!  I was expecting to open Lucchesi’s player page, and see these peripherals that were going to blow me away, but I was left pretty meh.  He’s in Petco for home starts, so that’s worth owning, but I think he’s overperforming.

Trevor Story – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and a slam (3) and legs (2).  If our hockey writer, Viz, is reading this, I sent you a trade offer for Story.  Please check your trades and say yes to my mess!  Mike Clevinger is going to be awesome!

Guillermo Heredia – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in the last three days.  Could be a rising schmotato on the hotness.

Alex Gordon – Hit the DL with a hip tear.  The injury occurred when he was trying to squeeze into his skinny jeans for a very meta hip injury.

Mike Moustakas – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, in back to back games.  Moistasskiss!

Jake Odorizzi – 6 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners (5 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 2.20.  13/10 K/BB so far with a 1.35 WHIP makes me think his 2.20 ERA might not be telling the whole story.

Aaron Sanchez – 8 IP, 1 ER, 3 hits, 5 BBs, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.66.  Through the 7th inning, he had a no-hitter going, and looked headed to be Aaron Sanchez Vicarios vs. the Orioles, but Aaron Sanchez ended up dirty and Chopped.  I don’t mind Sanchez as a mid to late fantasy rotation starter, but those walks there, Cousin Sweatpants, they scare me a little.

Curtis Granderson – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .379.  Hot schmotato alert!

Andrew Cashner – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.50.  You two weeks ago, “Grey, handsome, mi amore, all I drafted for starters was Mike Minor, Andrew Cashner and J.A. Happ.  How screwed am I?”  You today, “I’m screwed in the good way!”

Welington Castillo – Left yesterday’s game with knee soreness.  Finally, an answer to where’s the boeuf.

Tim Anderson – 1-for-4, 1 run and his 6th steal.  Not saying he’s going to steal 50, but I’m saying it’s not out of the question.  Yesterday, he stole third with no outs in the ninth inning of a 6-1 game.  Great for the White Sox?  Debatable.  Great for fantasy?  You betcha!

Blake Snell – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners (5 BBs), 10 Ks in 114 pitches.  It’s almost like the Rays decided to go with a 4-man rotation, but no one actually considered side effects.  Like, I don’t know, the fact that your bullpen will be overworked and the starters you have will need to throw 114 pitches, even when they only throw 62 of them for strikes, and that’s including pitches that aren’t strikes that the White Sox still swung at.

Carlos Gomez – 2-for-5 and his 2nd homer, hitting .220.  Was a good week for CarGo’s.  Ain’t that right, Frank Sobotka?

Francisco Cervelli – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Too bad I named my team, Sans Francisco Cervelli.

Corey Dickerson – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .342.  On my RCL team that is decimated by suckiness, I grabbed C-Dick.  Seems appropriate.

Ivan Nova – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.19.  He didn’t look as good as the Cubs looked bad.  Sorry if you own Apple stock and were looking for an iVan endorsement.

Felipe Rivero – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER and the save.  He changed his name to Felipe Vazquez.  We were hoping he’d change his name to Benito Roethlisbergo.

Ian Happ – 0-for-4, hitting .156.  Okay, everyone reading this can continue to the next blurb, I’m now speaking only to Ian Happ.  You can do this, man.  Be the ball, but not the ball that’s traveling past you on a strikeout.  Actually, strike that.  Pun?  Maybe, but forget that.  Be the bat, but a bat that’s hitting the ball that you were just formerly being.  Now good luck out there, you got this!

Javier Baez – 2-for-4 and his 1st and 2nd homers of the season.  He’s hitting eighth.  Zobrist is hitting third.  That piece of logic would stump the War Games computer.

Tyler Chatwood – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.91.  For what it’s worth, Typer Chatwood is a good pen name for someone writing online erotica.  Didn’t Typer Chatwood pen 50 Shades of Grey?  Not sure, but I believe Typer Chatwood was Zalman King’s apprentice.

   
  1. Bas says:
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    Sir Grey!

    Ooh man, I wish I owned Ian Happ. Even if it is just for the blurbs in the morning. ;-)

    Just a random thought. My fellow Dutchman Janssen is not looking great yet. I remember we (fantasybaseballers) had the same thing every year with Mo Rivera. first month not great if I
    remember correctly. Could it be the cutter and the weather or something like that?

    Hold on Norris and Jeffress or drop?

    D. Fowler has been dropped, take him over Renfroe, Winker, Grichuk (12 team 5×5) rest of outfielders are Judge, Taylor, Acuna, Desmond and Polanco.

    Thanks as always Grey!

    Bas from Holland

    • c says:
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      @Bas: Not Grey, but I’d imagine that you’d need someone who’s going to get you consistent ABs for the next few weeks if one of your OF is Acuna. I’d go with Fowler, personally. If you’re in a BA leauge, I could see Grichuk, but you’d need to balance him with other high BA guys.

      • Bas says:
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        @c:
        Thanks C .;-)

        Sorry for the confusion, I had to be more clear. Already have Grichuk, Winker and Renfroe my the team. More thinking of dropping 1 of them for for Fowler or stying put.

        Thanks,

        Bas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bas: Have you been to Aruba? Maybe on Jansen, but seems to be coming around… Hold on Norris and Jeffress for now, unless you need room, then can lose Jeffress… D. Over Renfroe

      • anicholsnj says:
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        @Grey: Had our honeymoon in Aruba this past November. Had a great time. Are you planning to maybe go there soon? Or just asking Bas cause he’s Dutch. Got a few tips if your looking for them.

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: My b, still logged in using the HT/SON. Can prob tell by the avi that its knucks, im sure.

      • Bas says:
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        @Grey:
        Nah, Never been to the Dutch Antilles. Wish I have been there, but for the money I rather take the family to S0uth-Cal. The islands are small and besides the beach and eating and drinking not much else to do. Having said that I’am with the Dutch club of golf playing journalists and they have planned a trip this year for a good price, so perhaps I’am going.

        Thanks for the advice Grey! Going to drop Renfroe and pick up Fowler.

        Bas from Holland

        • Grey

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          Aruba’s beautiful, but it was a few hours away when I went, not halfway around the world

  2. Giant Gigantes says:
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    False start
    Lineup Leftovers

    • Lincecuminmypants says:
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      @Giant Gigantes: I like “false start.” It is what it says it is, like the title of a Lifetime movie. “The Babysitter Stole My Husband” or “Christmas in Peoria” etc

  3. Mojoman says:
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    Great works, Grey.
    In 13 teamer deep league, worth holding Ian Happ & Typer Chatwood?
    More patience or picking up some hot players?

    • Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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      @Mojoman: Hold Happ, Stream Chatwood

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mojoman: Agree with Mr. Sweat Necklace

  4. SpK says:
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    Hey Grey. Thanks for the help with my draft prep as always. Feeling really great about my team thanks in large part to you and your crew.

    I have McCullers, Pivetta, Castillo and Wood all rolling today. I can start up to 3 but have a dank relief corps that I’m happy filling the spaces with. Would I run the performing Pivetta over Wood’s mystery velocity and tummy issues or over his opponent Castillo who just looks flat not good so far? It’s also going to be cold AF for McC in MIN. Just looking for some managing advice.

    Team name this week – Gsesame Gstreet

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SpK: I don’t know their matchups

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Grey: McCullers has the Twins, Pivetta and Castillo are facing each other and Wood has the A’s (assuming this is Alex Wood).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sound pretty good for me assuming Pivetta is home

  5. Noam says:
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    Grey! Mookie! Sox have had quite the start

    A question for you: In a keeper league, I have an offer on the table. Should I take it??I get:?Carlos Correa – Not keepable
    Dallas Keuchel – Not Keepable
    Matt Davidson – 10th rd 2 years

    I give:
    James Paxton – 1 year, 6th round
    Ronald Acuna – 2 years, 10th round
    Scott Kingrey – 3 years, 23rd

    The rest of my team: C: revolving, 1B: Abreu, 2B: C. Taylor, 3B: Miguel Sano, SS: Tim Anderson, 3 OF: Trout, Pollock, Benintendi, U: Gardner, Inciarte
    Minors: Acuna, Tatis

    SP – Start 6: Gausman, McCullers, Paxton, J. Montgomery, Pivetta, Quintana, K. Gibson, Mahle, V. Velasquez, T. Williams, M. Minor
    RP: Osuna, Hand

    Thanks!

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      @Noam: sorry about the weird formatting

  6. Hank Hanklins says:
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    I would’ve benched him if I didn’t miss he was in my lineup. That’s the opposite of a sonavabench, we should have a glossary term for that.

    you “LLoyd Christmas’d” yourself – Messed up but totally redeemed yourself!

  7. DodersWindowClosed says:
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    Holds and saves league. I have Treinen, Strickland, Brach, Betances plus Melancon. H2H league so I can be patient on the Giants closer situation. Or would you cut Melancon and grab Ramos for holds?

  8. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Opposite of a sonofabench is a Pocket Dollar….that not-lifechanging-but-very-satisfying feeling that happens when you put on a jacket or pair of pants and find money in it that you completely forgot about.

  9. DodgersWindowClosed says:
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    Holds and saves league. I have Treinen, Strickland, Brach, Betances plus Melancon. H2H league so I can be patient on the Giants closer situation. Or would you cut Melancon and grab Ramos for holds?

    • Chairface Chippendale says:
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      @DodgersWindowClosed: I would cut Melancon. He isn’t even throwing yet, nor does it appear he is close.

  10. VinWins

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    You have angered The Extrapolator with your Familia math!

  11. VinWins

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    Ha. The joke’s on you. I actually dropped Baez for Flaherty.

  12. Sir Sass A Lot says:
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    Forgetter’s Luck.

  13. Phil says:
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    Grey, I get Goldy and give Bellinger/Kingery. Figured this was a no brainer, yet I’m concerned. Proceed w/ confidence?

    C – Grandal (Sal Perez)
    1 – Bellinger
    2 – Schoop
    3 – Bryant
    S – Segura
    CI – Shaw
    MI – Story
    O – Harper
    O – OZUNA
    O – Cain
    U – Conforto
    U – Mancini
    U – Kingery
    B – Acuna
    B – Davidson
    B – Duvall

    Pitching is another story… hahaha.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil: Sounds fine

  14. Willy Mo says:
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    I said in the preseason I didn’t think it made sense that you thought Giancarlo was a great value in the first round but you thought Aaron judge was a schmohawk in the second round. If anything it was the other way around.

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @Willy Mo: its early april

    • Cram It says:
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      @Willy Mo: Early, brah.

    • knucks says:
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      @Willy Mo: Too soon man

  15. Willy Mo says:
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    And Familia won’t get to 150 obviously but 50 saves sounds about right. When you say he’s on Pace for 150 I feel like sarcastically you are discrediting his ability to lead the league in Saves by a lot

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      @Willy Mo: your hard on for Famlilia has been well established, we get it, you love him this year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Willy Mo: He won’t lead the league in saves by a lot

  16. Garys shoe store says:
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    Keep forever…. trade Kyle Segar, estevan florial and my first pick next year for noodle arm Donaldson? Hes 32 now so the keep forever part isnt as intruiging anymore. Too much to give? Thanks fantasy swami

  17. The Biz says:
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    Offered Hendricks/Familia for Lindor, received counter of Sanchez/Familia for Lindor. This early I view everything in a vacuum as saves will be available, this is a no brainer, correct?

    Thanks Grey, buy low season is the best season!

    • The Biz says:
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      @The Biz: Because all the cool kids are doing it:
      Mixed 5×5 Yahoo!
      C Chirinos
      1B Goldschmidt
      2B Cano
      SS Anderson
      3B Freeman
      OF Cain
      OF Merrifield
      OF Rosario
      U Abreu
      U Rendon
      SP Hendricks/Quintana/Hill/Sanchez/Richards/Morton/Corbin/Gausman/Duffy TOO MUCH
      RP Familia/Davis/Morrow/Barraclough
      BN Harrison/ Deshields

  18. BreakOut says:
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    An overluck.

    • BreakOut says:
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      @BreakOut:

      Overlucked.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BreakOut: Not bad, will add to list

  19. EZ says:
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    Drop Chris Taylor, Rosario, Jose Martinez,Puig, Cain or Mancini for Tim Anderson?

    • Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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      @EZ: Probably Taylor or Martinez, also depends how many OF you start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EZ: Jo-Ma

  20. Ed Kemper says:
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    Of course I read Razzball. Next best thing to Butterball, my favorite fantasy bowling site.

  21. Ted Williams Frozen Head says:
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    I’ve got Skaggs in a 12T h2h league but need to open up a spot today. Do you like him more right now than Wacha or Montgomery? Or still too early to drop either of those guys?

    Also, for an accidental great start, I’d say it’s an ‘Activate of Fate’

  22. Tony C says:
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    ITS so great to have baseball back! 12 team H2H OPS , Scooter, Cesar, Flaherty or Asdrubal for 2b?

  23. frank cloud says:
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    TV Grey, i need a new show. After you recommended Gomorra and Looming tower, got anything else?

    • knucks says:
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      @frank cloud: The Path on Hulu if you have it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @frank cloud: I’m watching Occupied right now on Netflix, it’s solid — not as good as those two, but not bad

    • Stumanji! says:
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      @frank cloud: Wild Wild Country on Netflix. It is indeed WILD.

      Maybe I’m just too young but I can’t believe I had never heard of this craziness up in Oregon.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Totally, was surprised I never heard of it either

        • Stumanji! says:
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          @Grey: Ma Anand Sheela is terrifying, absolutely cold-blooded.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yet, kinda foxy!

  24. joe says:
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    how do you feel about robbie ray + rendon for ohtani (pitcher) and beltre? 12 team standard roto

    • cmutimmah says:
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      @cmutimmah: Personally, I think Blunder Plunder works for pitchers and hitters that you meant to bench @The Great Knoche:
      Phil Coke
      @joe: ESPN or YAhoo or other?

      Is Ohtani just a pitcher or both is the question. If he’s just a pitcher, Ray/Rendon side.

      • joe says:
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        @cmutimmah: yeah i figures the ray side. it’s a yahoo league
        what about kingery + beltre + ohtani (pitcher only) for rendon and ray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe: Rendon side, not close

  25. Jason says:
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    Lucchesi or Skaggs?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jason: Lucchesi at home

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason: Agree with Cram

  26. Timbo slice says:
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    Grey day,

    In a 5×5 roto 12 team i traded away clevinger for ian happ. Tell me I am not a mad man and happ will get it together!.. please

  27. E says:
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    Need a replacement for Bogaerts, would you want Andrelton Simmons or Dansby Swanson? AVG and OBP league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: Swanson

  28. Turneroverdrive says:
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    12 team points league- I got offered Turner for my Segura and Familia. Take it?

  29. The Great Knoche says:
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    $20 Bill in the Wash.

    You had a long night at the strip club and rather than get that last lapper from the 6 toothed beauty in the corner, you shove that $20 bill in your jeans. A day later, lucky for you look what comes out in the wash. I slightly faded and crumpled, but not quite fortunately destroyed $20 bill.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: yes but the description is much better!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          True

  30. Keith says:
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    Send: Hoskins

    Receive: Carlos Martinez and C. Seager

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Keith: Sounds decent

  31. The Great Knoche says:
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    Speaking of guys on the Brewers that eat ribs and look like bwoling champions, JJ Hoover is still in the league. Who knew?

  32. awlagdeer says:
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    opposite of sonavabench:
    sonavaaaaawwwwwwright

  33. Wilsonian says:
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    Lowrie, Asdrubal, Kingery, or Baez for 2B for right now?

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

    *I lost Rizzo, my stud second baseman…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: thanks man. Get a little of the Rookie Nookie.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh yeah!

  34. cmutimmah says:
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    Opposite of Sonovabench?

    Forgotten Harvest
    Hidden Gem
    Blunder Plunder

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @cmutimmah: Will add Blunder Plunder to list

  35. Chris says:
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    Hey Grey,

    it’s maddening to see Happ at this time.

    Time to drop Happ and add Asbrubal Cabrera?

    Thanks

  36. OaktownSteve says:
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    There used to be these commercials for a home water softener company called Culligan. Let me start by saying that adding a water softener to my home is not something I’ve ever considered doing? Should I? Hard/soft isn’t really a scale I use to judge water. I’m a hot/cold man, myself. So on these commercials, there’s always somebody shouting, “Hey Culligan Man.”

    When I find a guy accidentally in my line up and making good, the first word that goes through my mind is “hey!” “Hey! Danny Salazar’s in there!” Maybe I could have picked a better name. So I am going with either:

    Culligan Man or
    Say Hey! Kid

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Ha, explanation is better than the term

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I had Culligan installed at my office. I say Hey Culligan Man! every time I get the bill

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m so lost on the Culligan thing

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: you’re an overaged millenial

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              And undersized

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: feels like Im piling on when i do that and when you stand next to cougs you look regular sized

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Regardless of what the result is, and I hope it’s be motherfluker, whenever this glossary term is used, I pledge to join the comments with a “Hey Culligan Man!”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Motherfluker!

            • Terrance Mann says:
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              @OaktownSteve:

              My first little league team was Culligan. Our jerseys said “Hey, Culligan Man!” on the front.

              Millenials make me feel old, sometimes.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha

  37. Billy Buckheit says:
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    Love this site! Your column is the 1st one I read everyday.

    The # of teams and such in my league don’t matter for this question. It’s about a potential FA pickup.

    I have Giolito, who hasn’t been too sharp. Should I drop him and pick up one of, Reynaldo Lopez, Junis, or Matz?

    I fully realize it’s early, but the league is competitive. If I wait too long on those guys they’ll be scooped up. In fact, all 3 have been used as streamers and dropped. Giolito has the pedigree to be a stud. Should I just hold him and see what happens? He’s @ the Twins next which isn’t the most favorable matchup.

    Thanks,
    BillyB

    • Billy Buckheit says:
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      @Billy Buckheit:

      Or drop Leake for one of those 3?

      • Billy Buckheit says:
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        @Grey: And just like that b4 I could make the move Junis got scooped up. Lopez or Matz for Leake?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Matz

        • Billy Buckheit says:
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          @Billy Buckheit: Or, maybe I should hold Leake for his next start since he has the A’s at home? The guy that picked Junis up is a Rosterbator. I expect he’ll drop him after his start on Sat. Lopez has MIN & Matz has MIL. MIN lit McCullers up today (who I have). Leake seems to have the best upcoming matchup of the 3.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Sure, then hold

            • Billy Buckheit says:
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              @Grey: Thanks!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                No problem

  38. Mordacious Levator says:
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    AL only with OBP over AVG, total bases added, net steals over steals. have this: (10 team h2h)
    C uh oh
    1B swiggy
    2B whit (OF)
    SS correa
    3B devers
    CI mostsuckass
    MI lowrie
    OF (4) mancini (1B), little nicky, brantley, nunez (2B/SS/3B)
    util yonder is closer to my heart (1B)
    BN grichuk (benched twice in a row now)
    NA big willie
    i’m guessing we aren’t QUITE to a throw grichuk away for any of these starting hitters yet right: d.robertson (2B/SS/3B), wendle (2B), santander (now been starting every day for longer than i thought)

  39. Tony C says:
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    12 team H2H OPS league….Scooter, Cesar or Asdrubal for 2b?

  40. WNWDOTCOM says:
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    Great work Grey, love Razzball and love reading your daily write-ups. Awesome advice with even better laughs. Anyway I had a couple questions…

    With Rizzo hitting the DL, I’m in need of some short-term power. I picked up Maikel Franco but someone dropped Ryan Zimmerman. Should I put in a claim for Zimmerman or even take a flier on Nick Senzel? So I guess I need you to rank Franco, Zimmerman and Senzel.

    Also, I know the answer but I need you to re-affirm it. Crazy to try and trade an injured Rizzo for Shohei Ohtani. Right?

    Thanks man!

    • WNWDOTCOM says:
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      @WNWDOTCOM: One thing I’ll clarify about Ohtani is it’s an ESPN league (which means one player that can be started as a SP or UTIL) and it’s a daily league, meaning he can be started as a pitcher on the day he pitches and in the UTIL on the days he’s in the line-up. But I still assume I know the answer, I thought I would add the context.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @WNWDOTCOM: Thanks! I’d grab Zimmerman — yes, crazy

  41. Cram It says:
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    Fluke Skywalker
    Fluke of Earl
    Serendipitchous
    Supercalifragilisticexpialidociousohyeah!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Haha, Serendipitchous is solid, will add to list

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Cram It:

      serendipitchous won’t win but it’s the best one so far…

    • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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      @Cram It: I really like Serendipitchous

  42. Tradebait says:
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    In a 12 team roto 6×6 (+OPS, +QS and using SV+H) league, I have more RP than I need (Chapman, Rivero, Bradley, Boxberger, Madson). I’ve been thinking of dangling trades to closer-needy teams. Would you:

    1) Hold

    2) Trade either Chapman or Rivero for Godley OR Smoak OR Pollock (or a combo of those 3)

    3) Trade either Chapman or Rivero for J Upton OR T Anderson OR Manaea (or a combo of those3)

    Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      @Tradebait: Sure, try a combo of whatever you need and work down from there.

  43. Shifty says:
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    I want to pick up Senzel in a 12 team OBP H2H league with deep rosters but my last 3 batters would be Owings (I love his line-up and 3 position eligibitily), Addison Russell (His walks are up!) and Domingo Santana. Worth dropping one for Senzel/which one?

    Thank you!

    • Shifty says:
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      @Shifty:

      and by Domingo Santana I meant Eduardo Nunez.

  44. KailuaBoy says:
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    “Brain Washed”

  45. RicoSuave says:
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    Fear boner!

    • Timothy Buck-tuNe says:
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      @RicoSuave: This feels more like a slogan that the Michigan St. baskeball team chants at keggers.

  46. Blaster says:
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    Should I drop one of these pitchers to make room for Drew Pomeranz?

    Mike Foltynewicz
    Kevin Gausman
    Jordan Montgomery
    Michael Wacha

  47. Johnny Be Good says:
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    Mornin Grey!

    Rank your best top 3 of these guys for ROS in 6×6 Roto:

    Merrifield
    Desmond
    Margot
    T Anderson
    J Bell
    C Santana

    Thanks!!

  48. Kingslayer says:
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    “I would’ve benched him if I didn’t miss he was in my lineup. That’s the opposite of a sonavabench, we should have a glossary term for that. Please suggest in the comments.”

    Method to my badness or A Blessing In Dis-guy!

    :P

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kingslayer: Ha, I like A Blessing In Dis-guy

    • Stumanji! says:
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      @Kingslayer: hahaha…+1 for A Blessing in Dis-Guy.

  49. Josh morgan says:
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    Oppsy-Yay

  50. tomtom says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Would you drop Marcus Semien to pick up Dansby Swanson?

    Many Thanks.

  51. Pouss-Pouss says:
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    It’s like when a basketball player takes a terrible shot but goes in anyway and you’re all “no, no, no . . . yes!”

    Could call it noyes, no-yes, or nononoyes if you’re not into the whole brevity thing.

  52. Speill says:
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    Donaldson. Thor. Springer for Jose Martinez. Rob Ray. Desmond. Madison Bum. Which side oooks better? Desmond looks like weak link here. Thanks

    • Kingslayer says:
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      @Speill: Thor side for me.

  53. Jiggy Nits says:
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    10 team NL only ROTO

    David Peralta vs Michael Conforto ROS

    Thanks

  54. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great write-up!

    a. Just arrived in southwest Uganda (Mbarara), unpacked, showered and now chowing down to a nice meal. Really enjoyed the write-up. These are getting better as the season progresses!

    b. Anderson is my man! Thanks so much for the ranking. I drafted him #158 in my RCL, that’s pretty good value.

    c. Mark Twain quote of the day for April 11

    “Well, thish-yer Smiley had a yaller one-eyed cow that didn’t have no tail, only just a short stump like a bannanner, and–”

    However, lacking both time and inclination, I did not wait to hear about the afflicted cow, but took my leave.

    From – THE NOTORIOUS JUMPING FROG OF CALAVERAS COUNTY

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: A. Ha, thanks! Glad to hear you’re safe! B. Nice! C. Love these

  55. Rising Son says:
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    Should I hold Mancini or drop him for Hanley? 12tm h2h with ops. Thanks!

    • Kingslayer says:
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      @Rising Son: I LOVE Mancini(Full disclosure: I live in Baltimore,) but it’s hard to deny what Hanley is doing right now. No chance you can drop someone else? Mancini should be outfield eligible.

      • Rising Son says:
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        @Kingslayer: I could drop a pitcher but then I’m looking at Mancini, Hanley, Olson, Hoskins(usually put him in Of)

  56. OaktownSteve says:
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    JJ Hoover dfa’d. Seems right.

    Mookie, Benentendi and Hanley yesterday 8 for 9, 8 runs and 9 RBI.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      Is scape goat one word or two?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Fluke yes!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Red Sox seem to have found their groove

  57. The Fridge says:
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    Was just offered Votto and Sale for my Harper and Ohtani in a H2H league using AVG. Take it?

    • The Fridge says:
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      @The Fridge: This is an ESPN league where Ohtani can be moved daily between pitcher and DH so Ohtani has max value and was bought for $15. He’d be $18 next year.

  58. The Fridge says:
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    Was just offered Votto and Sale for my Harper and Ohtani in a H2H league using AVG. Take it?

  59. stayinhot says:
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    Is Zimmerman a horse and its time to go to the glue factory?

  60. vee says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great stuff as usual!

    Franco, Mancini, Mazara
    1) are they legit? or replace any of the batters for hot hitters atm like Dickerson

    Estrada, Leake, Lynn, Wacha
    2) these guys are all doing decently well so far. any of them droppable for streamers? or maybe longterm holds like Lucchesi?

    Thx n cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @vee: 1. Sure 2. Leake

  61. Lt says:
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    Blind Spot Start. Great write up again thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lt: Thanks! Meh on term

  62. Shopgurrrl says:
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    Would you:

    -Hold Snell?
    -Hold Giolito?
    -Drop one and grab Junis?
    -Drop one and stash Flaherty?

    (12 teams, H2H, 6×6 standard)

  63. Crime Dog says:
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    In the spirit of my son of a bench Javy Baez yesterday I’ll suggest ‘ActiveWhere?’ for the glossary term.

    I just picture Gabe Kapler sitting in the dugout in his ActiveWhere? spandex doing burpees hopped up on steroid tapioca balls having no clue who he has on the field. But at least they’re scoring 20 runs BRO! who needs a fresh bullpen when you score 20 runs BRAH!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Crime Dog: HA, funny visual, term’s kinda meh

  64. IV says:
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    I almost asked a catcher question, but then I thought better.

    Term suggestions:
    Fluke Yes! (my favorite one)
    Semi-charmed Start
    The Incredulous Start

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @IV: Fluke Yes! Haha, will add to list

      • IV says:
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        @Grey: it’s an honor just to make the short list.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I liked yours!

          • IV says:
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            @Grey: thanks! Every time you ask for a term, I spend way too much time at work in the morning trying to come up with something haha

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, that’s awesome!

  65. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    12 tm AL only

    Pick one guy for the next 3 weeks

    Guillermo Heredia, Jefry Marte, Brock Holt

    Thanks!

  66. Jedi says:
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    Nimmo’s now in one of the 30,000 leagues under the majors.

  67. Five-on-One says:
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    Please rank:

    Vince Velasquez @TB (SON: $4.7)
    Lynn vWSOX (SON: $6.1)
    Ryu @SD (SON: $6.7)

    Thank you.

  68. Ben says:
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    How bout “accidental fart in public that don’t stink”?

    Roto 5×5 OBP keeper league.

    Please rank: (each could be kept for next year at their current value +$5)
    Senzel ($5), Brinson ($1), Arcia ($1) K. Marte ($1)

    Also, would you roster Owings ($5) over any of the above guys?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ben: Meh on term…. Senzel, Marte, Owings over Brinson

      • Timothy Buck-tuNe says:
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        @Grey: one time I accidentally farted on a complete stranger while getting my tires changed. I was watching them work on my car and didn’t realize he was watching behind me. I thought he had left waiting the room. It did not stink, but I tried recreating the noise as if it were a cough or a shoe scuff. No such luck.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

      • Ben says:
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        @Grey: Oh well, I tried.

        What kind of upside do you think Marte has? 15/10 guy? I know they just signed him long term, but I’m not really sure how to value him going forward. Also, I’m holding E.Escobar as well…. Would you rank him over Owings and Brinson too? I like his power at the SS position for my roster construction.

        Really appreciate it!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Starling?

          • Ben says:
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            @Grey: nah ketel

  69. jon says:
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    Tim Anderson hitting 7th angers me…. that is all..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jon: Me too

  70. bigbear says:
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    Forgot to adjust your lineup: Plebes. As in plebeian or of the common people. In other words, I expect more out of you! As in, “Yes, plebes. May I have another.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, how about luckadaisical?

      • bigbear says:
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        @Grey: Solid!

  71. Benintendo64 says:
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    Loved the Nola blurb about Kapler haha, and thanks for answering all the questions each day!
    So my roster currently looks like this (12 teams with Holds, OBP, and SLG, daily lineups)
    1-Freeman
    2-C Taylor
    S- Anderson
    3- rendon
    OF- Betts, Hoskins, K Davis
    UT- Puig, Conforto
    Bench- acuna, DeJong, moncada, Davidson
    DL- Gurriel

    SP- Nola, Castillo, Snell, Corbin, Junis
    RP- Hader, Miller, Robertson, Madson, Hicks, Chirinos
    DL-Salazar

    1- Once acuna is up I’ll be leaving a lot of production on the bench. Should I be trying to trade some of my OF for starting pitching or a better 2B/SS, or is it still too early and I should hold on to the depth?

    2- Who would you cut to activate Gurriel?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! 1. Hold for now 2. One of your RPs, your pick, maybe see how Yonny looks today

      • Benintendo64 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  72. Curious George Springer says:
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    Glossary Term: Freudian Slipup — deep down in your id you knew you wanted to start the guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How about luckadaisical?

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Grey: that’s pretty good.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That was Rudy’s

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        @Grey: this did make me think of a term for when you forget to set your lineup and you leave a guy in and he gets torched:

        Napathetic

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Capi?

          • curiousgeorgespringer says:
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            @Grey: ?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              How about Divine Inattention?

              • curiousgeorgespringer says:
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                @Grey: that one made me laugh. I think it’s better than luckadaisical.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Agreed

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: flukadasical?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like Divine Inattention

  73. PeddlingPirates says:
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    JRam and Wacha or Polanco and Taillon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ram

  74. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Opposite of Sonofabench: “Fuggedaboutilt”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How about luckadaisical?

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: Ha! I love it!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That was Rudy’s

  75. LenFuego says:
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    Leftover Mashed Schmotatoes and Gravy.
    Turkey Gravy.
    Profit-A-Rolled

    Damn, now I’m hungry.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How about luckadaisical?

  76. Nathan says:
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    H2H Points: trade Harper, Colome — get Acuna, Abreu, Osuna. Dropping Harvey or Verdugo, dynasty league

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Nathan:
      No.

  77. Brian says:
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    you starting duffy tonight in a 6×6 league with QS and k/bb?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Brian:
      Meh. What does son say?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  78. vee says:
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    did you end up deciding on a term for batter’s version of Ace in basement??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Loserville Slugger

  79. FrankGrimes says:
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    How about luckadaisical?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s solid!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: you just said that was Rudy’s above

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like Divine Inattention

  80. Cyler says:
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    10 team QS and OPS league. Should I start Tanaka tonight against Boston or let him sit? A little worried after Boston put up 14 last night.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Cyler:

      Last night doesn’t matter start him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wouldn’t mess with Fenway right now

      • cyler8 says:
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        @Grey: Ok I am leaning towards that. Stream-O-Nator does not really like the start either.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ok

  81. LenFuego says:
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    Procrastibation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How about luckadaisical?

  82. knucks says:
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    No talk about the one arm out of the Brewers bullpen that looked good last night? T. Williams (not that T. Williams). Added him everywhere, just in case.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor, huh?

    • The Harrow says:
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      @knucks: talked about last night. he’s behind a lot of other guys but did look good last night. so did barnes, except for the backup catcher being shoved in.

      • knucks says:
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        @The Harrow: Who talked about last night? You did? On Grey’s post from yesterday? Confused.

        Anyways… was watching the game and he looked pretty electric for a guy who I had never even heard of (in a messy bullpen). Instant add for me, just to see what happens. Can’t hurt. People are holding onto Jeffress right now for the same reason.

        Barnes let a Williams BB come around to score on that Wild Pitch. Not Williams fault, but you wouldn’t be able to tell that from a quick box score glance.

        • The Harrow says:
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          @knucks: he’s an ex-sort-of decent prospect SP who wasn’t given much time to be one. i watched the game, the “wild” pitches got away because bandy just plain sucks, and was only in the game since pina had to scamper back to 1B too fast on too big of a lead off, strained shin on pina. anywho, barnes looked very good besides that, as did t-will. but t-will is far behind about 4 (at least) guys in that bullpen for now (that doesn’t include knebel)

          • knucks says:
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            @The Harrow: Yep, pretty close to with you there on all of this. Not saying he gets the next save. Just saying he seems ignored. I think next time he pitches (if he looks the way he has) he’ll get some buzz. Not my worst dart throw.

            Looks like Williams was coming back from injury (prob TJ?) when he was pitching in AA last year. Hadn’t dug too hard but can see that there is a gap from 2014 to 2017.

  83. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Faux Plus

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How about luckadaisical?

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: You’re the boss. I like the terms that are a bit more descriptive.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Big Magoo: Magoo hates the dumbing down!

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @J-FOH: Keep it highbrow! I only give the thumbs up to terms that I could see myself using in the future. It’s all about me!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          How about Divine Inattention?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: too jesusy. We need some portmanteau with Mazel Tav!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, it’s pretty good

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: A bit too religious for me. What, does the Lord like your team more than mine or something?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Apparently!

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: You made the mistake, or faux pas, of leaving a player in your lineup, but it ended up being beneficial to your team. Faux Plus. Simple yet descriptive.

            I’m basically a curmudgeon that only likes a handful of old terms anyway, so I’m not your target audience here.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Big Magoo: Gramps Magoo!

              • Big Magoo

                Big Magoo says:
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                @J-FOH: Get off my lawn!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’ll run it by Rudy

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Rudy liked it a lot

              • Big Magoo

                Big Magoo says:
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                @Grey: Cool. Now I can be like one of those awkward nominees at an awards show who gets sloshed in the corner while waiting to half-heartedly congratulate the eventual winner. Just call me Nick Nolte.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  HA!

  84. Eric Brownell says:
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    Nelson Cruz coming off the DL soon, so I have to drop one in a Yahoo 12-team 6×6 (OBP, SLG) keep 5 forever league:
    – Colin Moran — ideally, I would like to keep because I like him in this format and my current 3B is Moistakiss, whom I don’t love; does seem like the most likely drop considering the other options
    – Ohtani (Util) — doesn’t play everyday, but lineups are daily
    – other guys I’m rotating through my various MI and Util slots: Schoop, Albies, C. Taylor, T. Anderson

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moran

  85. Satchmo says:
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    Divine Inattention

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s good! I think you’re in the lead…

  86. OaktownSteve says:
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    Crowd sourcing..,all comments welcome:

    RCL trade Ian Happ for a low end closer or very good CIW. Who wins? Albright gave Familia for him I think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: Good answer. I guess that proves you made the right move.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rarely

  87. Bac says:
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    5×5 obp.

    Drop brinson to speculate on senzel? Might be too much but seeing a Buxton 2016 type year for Brinson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  88. Joel says:
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    Since it ‘add a term to the list day’…

    Whenever Hoskins does good for our fantasy team(s), or coes that extra mile (sb, etc.), it’s a Rhysaround.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  89. Stumanji! says:
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    Yonny Chirinos starting today @ CWS.

    Cyclops. Monocle.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m all over it

  90. lwomack58 says:
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    Streamer Question

    Stratton @ SD-son +0.5
    Wacha @ Cin-son +2.7

    Would you stream Lucchesi vs SFG-son-0.2

    Thank you and have a great day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them start

  91. Turd Wendell says:
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    Great read as always. Enjoyed the blurb on JoRam. Don’t worry, here in Philly we won’t be throwing batteries at Kapler. We’re moving on to throwing mirrors at this mamaluke. Spends more time staring at his fake tanned face then he does at his pen to see if he’s got anyone throwing. Anyways, you think selling Snell is a good idea right now? I’m thinking it might be. Can’t pitch against the White Sox every game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA — Yeah, sell Snell

  92. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    16 team roto with defensive stats added, and OPS, BB’s. have to have 3 or 4 out of our BN guys as bats to prevent pitcher hoarding. EE (MIN) or solarte party as the backup multi positional MI guy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      EE

      • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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        @Grey: should start going with E to the 2nd or just E2 like VV or V2 for vince vela

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

    Eddie Rosario was just dropped. Drop 1 for Rosario? Or hold.

    C: Yasmani Grandal
    1B: Josh Bell
    2B: Chris Taylor
    3B: Matt Chapman
    SS: Francisco Lindor
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Mitch Haniger
    OF: Michael A. Taylor
    UTL: Tim Anderson
    Bench: Bradley Zimmer
    DL: Steven Souza
    DL: Jake Lamb

    P: Clayton Kershaw
    P: Brad Boxberger
    P: Fernando Rodney
    P: Shane Greene
    P: Aroldis Chapman
    SP: Max Scherzer
    SP: Sean Manaea
    Bench: Mike Foltynewicz
    Bench: Miles Mikolas
    Bench: Eduardo Rodriguez
    DL: Luiz Gohara

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmer

  94. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Looks like Happ has some Jake Fox in him! When u start pimpin ur HR trot in spring training thats like a hitters version of xFIP telling you the regression faries will destroy your regular season!

    Pick one ROS Trumbo C. Davis Alonso

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope not on Fox… Alonso

  95. Oops I Splooged says:
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    Round these parts, we call Jose Peraza a poor man’s Byron Buxton…in hopes of pissing them both off.

    • Oops I Splooged says:
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      @Oops I Splooged: I just called Corey Seager a mirror image of old man Chase Utley and it seemed to work.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  96. Kevin says:
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    Awesome read like always.

    Please help with a roster decision I am having.. I’m in a 14 team league full keeper…. with 20 minor league bench. I have Daniel Norris taking up a bench slot because he is not eligible to be stashed in the minors. Should I drop Norris? My drop would have to be either Norris, Matt Harvey, Orlando Arcia, Gurriel (who coming off the DL soon) and Max Kepler.

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Norris

  97. J-FOH says:
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    Interesting term request today. Is it luck or laziness that falls into a good performance. Are you being lazy like a sloth, they are so lazy, or are you too busy with the 12,000 teams you manage, oh wait thats cockroft on E$PN. But anydahoo, laziness come before luck. I don’t know. As usual I will give you a lame term because I can’t get fluky out of my head….fortune fluky.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Such a flucky!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: HAHAHAA…You Flucky mother f&#$er!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You motherfluker!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: is that when you accidentally bang your best friends mom after his dad left her for a younger woman. You know where she needs help moving furniture while her son is off at college and you help the poor woman out… or in

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: If you said it in the east coast Italian voice that you reference on Ralph’s baseball show you could say Flukazy! As in, “Grey is such a Flukazy with Lucchesi”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, toal flukazi

  98. Mike Honcho says:
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    Is Ryu worth rostering in a 12 team Roto mixer and more of a streamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Worth rostering

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      @Mike Honcho: hold esp if shorter innings caps, as SON tends to like him WAY more than ownership %’s across all leagues. meaning you probably COULD drop/add him to death (as i do in numerous h2h’s of that depth (12’s)) but if he has a 2nd start that good that probably wouldn’t be true. meanwhile if it’s like 1800 innings (a lot) holding anybody is harder while having to clog a roster spot that could be used for streaming when you probably could get the guy back later anyway.

      -note (for deeper than 12’s i have drafted ryu in probably every league possible, Rudy’s machines have always liked him more than consensus)

      • i have a couple of ryu shares. very good buy this year b/c of injury discount.

  99. Matt says:
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    Best bench player: Lamb or Moustakas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moose

  100. PAUL RYAN'S A QUITTER says:
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    SNOOZIN’ AND CRUISIN’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Divine Inattention

      • Don't Look a Gift Ngoepe in the Mtouh says:
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        @Grey: Me Too!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry that happened to you

          • Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: Totally supportive of the movement, but the fact that today’s hashtag (#) is actually a pound sign, makes the #metoo statement a little awkward.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

            • fletch f. fletch says:
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              @Mrs. Featherbottom: That is awesome. I never looked at it that way.

  101. Buster Moon says:
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    Please rank OBP

    CarGo, Buxton, C Taylor, Seimen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor, Bux

  102. J-FOH says:
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    I was thinking about Ian Happ while I was thinking about getting older which made me think about movies I watched as a kid which made me think about how any movie that even had a sniff of baseball in it I saw as a kid became one I would always watch when it came on. Which led me to the cure for Ian Happ. We need to send him a copy of Max Dugan Returns and hope he watches it and pays attention to the Charlie Lau scenes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What a great movie! Haven’t thought about that in a long time… Ha…

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: It was on a few years ago and I watched it again with baby’s mama and she liked it. You would think it was a movie I watched with my dad but my mom loved it and I would watch it with her when I was a kid. Maybe our differences need to be resolved with a Max Dugan movie night…but really the best hitting instructor ever giving tips in a movie. Why doesn’t MLB network show that movie.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They should run it from midnight to 7 AM every night

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: I think I have a copy of it on DVD somewhere in my garage. Found it in the 5 dollar bin at WalMart after a bender

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Jason Robards at his best!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: now I want to watch Parenthood

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Never seen it

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: you never saw the movie?…Steve Martin, Keanu, Diane Weiss?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Which one?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @J-FOH:

      Awesome!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @OaktownSteve: I knew you would like that

  103. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Being a Correa/T Anderson owner in my 11 tm keeper (I kept Correa, Hoskins, Bellinger, Jose Ramirez), I’m shopping Correa for a pitcher. Is that smart, first and foremost?

    Would any one or combo of Severino, McCullers, Taillon, Quintana, Godley, or Manaea be worth it for Correa?

    Thanks.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Scuffy McGee: I wouldn’t trade Correa in a keeper unless you only have him for the next year or two

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Severino and any of the others works for me

  104. Gotime says:
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    Hey Grey… in a weekly league with 40 season moves, I have Timmy A as the SS but no other SS players. Would you drop Jose-Mart (has been bench or util so far) to pick up Asdrubel or Swanson or save the move.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  105. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey,
    So my Chapman for G. Sanchez try got nixed in my 12 team H2H keeper league(keep 10). Guy says Sanchez is untouchable. Still trying to upgrade from my 1B platoon of Desmond/J.Martinez. Other manager says that he would deal W.Myers for an OF. Is I Desmond/Strickland for Myers worth it for me? Or is that just apples for apples. Go from the 1B from the best park in baseball to the worst. But Myers has youth and maybe health on his side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine, you could get burned on it

      • dubjay says:
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        @Grey:
        Not feeling any confidence in my 1B slot this year. None of my options are giving me a good nights sleep. Would love to buy low on goldschmidt or somebody like that but a lot of my players are underachieving so its hard to offer up other slow starters. Any other 1B that I should make a play for? slow starters?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I would buy low on Goldy

          • dubjay says:
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            @Grey:
            What about Ozuna for Goldy? Ozuna is a a lot younger so that may hurt a bit in a keeper league but it may get it done. Throw in a RP if he won’t budge? Or Pollock

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure

              • dubjay says:
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                @Grey:
                Thanks Grey

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

                • dubjay says:
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                  So @dubjay:
                  Guy balked at my offer. Said deal for Pollock was fair but that he wasn’t interested in dealing Goldy right now. Just dropped Ziegler to grab Thames. Hopefully he will continue his hot streak and be my number 1 first baseman.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Gotcha

                    • dubjay says:
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                      @Grey:
                      might give Pollock for Bellinger a go.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Try it

  106. knucks says:
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    Franchy!!! Got him in FCL, wooo

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @knucks: is that a dynasty league? if not you guys are bugging out like he’s senzel here or something. he wasn’t a high ranked prospect here. he had 92 at bats last year, .699 OPS (.276 OBP)

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @A Wesley Snipes Life: here we go who wants to bet some small amount of money on the career values of him vs brinson (who’s clearly been awful this year while starting); and of course brinson is being dropped all over the land (not disagreeing with that for redrafts of course). i should have to lay odds clearly on that bet. one guy is a top 10 or better consensus guy for at least 2 years.

        – this is like the andujar deal back in early march, but at least he’s a top 30ish guy, this one without NY media hype. sounds like an add for NL only leagues of course if your last bat is gross.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I grabbed him too

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: I dunno. He’s leading off at Coors. I think I’m just pumped that I got there first to be quite honest. I know that OTS is a fan. I know that Rudy likes him and owns him in Friends and Fam perts league. Just learned that Wesley Snipes is not a believer. That’s fine. I’ll drop him when appropriate, if Wes is right.

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @knucks: i forgot about coors, at the very least that’s streamable for sure. i did also add him in a dynasty simply since i own margot (he appears to be a watered down margot, probably less speed, but there i could possibly use rotoworld attempting jack up his prospect value from spring training stats). i’m not telling you to drop him, the “FCL” might be like a 16 team league with 5 OF’s, anybody leading off even if their upside is a .750 OPS is ownable in that. i also probably owned him twice last year in an NL only when he was starting.

        – i just found it funny that in some spots he’s getting people as happy to own him as those who added kingery when he was called up. kingery (top 15 prospect) vs frenchy (top what 180th?) who already had 92 at bats last year with a .699 OPS.

        • knucks says:
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          @A Wesley Snipes Life: Gotcha. Yea I’m not part of the “you guys” that you’re talking about I guess.

          FCL is an RCL, churn and burn sitch. If he hits the shizz out of the ball today, I’ll flip him to ya mutha or whatever believe there may be in my deeper leagues for some saves or something if I can.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @knucks:

        I have him in my nfbc where 4 of my top 6 picks are injured. Damn I got some AB depth in that league off the bench. Yolmer, Aledmys, Duda, Winker. Now Franchy.

        I’m resigned to never get a guy in the FCL.

        • knucks says:
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          @OaktownSteve: I hear ya. Yea I just happen to take breaks from work at the right time or watching the right game or loading the tweet deck.

          Fantrax slows me down a bit as far as rosterbatin’ goes. But the race to the wire is still fun. I bookmarked the “Add Player” in my iPhone for FCL which seems to be helping. Otherwise, way to many clicks to get around there.

          • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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            @knucks: he was added in a 10 team NL only of mine last night apparently (but this is the guy who just lost yelich AND eaton, and hadn’t DL’d yelich yet), i guess there was some news he’d be up today last night as well (it’s possible the guy saw margot’s injury and thought it looked worse than just “getting hit by ball in ribs” as the original news had it), that guy also was able to get goodwin (who i’ve streamed a few times, along with fatt adams (bitch tits) as i own r-zimm and he now gets benched 1/3 of the time (almost exactly, for bitch tits)

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          @OaktownSteve: My FCL team looks like your NFBC team. Myers, Yelich, Salvador and Blackmon all injured. Woof.

  107. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    and the musical 3B chairs go on an on. franco dropped by me on the very day he goes nuts (but daily-tomorrow in yahoo so i got those stats). nabbed chuck newtown, who’s now benched 2/3rd of the time in coors. also chavis (a good shot at 3B longer term value) is suspended for half a year, and it’s yahoo where for some literally inverse thinking a suspended guy counts ONLY as an “active” one, rather than the correct exact definition of “NOT ACTIVE” for a guy who’s ya know not active since he’s suspended.

    got a claim in on crapenter, which i doubt i win, if i don’t best option out of this crap: yolmer, duffy, candelabra (DET), or hold newtown, but i need at bats here at the very least. OPS added, and if you can’t tell even though we don’t have a CI slot clearly people hoard hitting (we have deep benches here) as these are the options even in this 12 teamer h2h.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yolmer

  108. Joe Beisbol says:
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    I have 3 adds left this week (12-team, h2h, 5×5, non-keeper). I’m dropping Margot because I have no place to stash him.

    Pick three between Lowrie, Kingery, Gurriel, Newcomb, Triggs. Thanks!

    C – Ramos, 1B – Abreu, 2B – [Empty], 3B – Machado, SS – Anderson, OF – Stanton, Cespedes, Dickerson, Util – Sano, Bench – Cain, Margot, Murphy (DL)
    SP – Darvish, Berrios, Corbin, Duffy, Richards, R.Lopez, Fulmer, Roark, Samardzija (DL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery, Gurriel, Newcomb

  109. CoreyII says:
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    Who would you rather have at MI in an NL Only 5×5 for the rest of this season, JP Crawford or Jordy Mercer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crawford

      • CoreyII says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. Not worried about Kingery getting more and more time at SS? And not buying Mercer’s hot start? I have Mercer and was offered this trade and I’m tempted but hesitant to accept.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope and nope

      • CoreyII says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. Not worried about Kingery getting more and more time at SS? And not buying Mercer’s hot start? I have Mercer and was offered this trade and I’m tempted but hesitant to accept given the above and Crawford’s just horrific start to the year.

  110. Jubaka says:
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    I know now to drop Duvall, but I need power.. available on the wire is not much. Kemp, Preston Tucker, gurriel, hicks, winker, happ, odubel, dickerson, Schebler, Mallex. obp but it’s just a fill in for Myers, lamb, yelich, once one of them come back this player likely wouldn’t see a start… since its just a bench bat/fill in instead of a hitter I can go lucchesi, pivetta.

    • Jubaka says:
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      @Jubaka: @Jubaka: @Jubaka: happ is also available, and for pitching Boyd

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  111. thekingadrock says:
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    daaaaaam a Small Wonder reference, very proud i didn’t have to google that

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  112. MattyIce says:
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    In a dynasty 7X7 scoring league I just turned down an offer of his Acuna and Lucchesi for my Altuve.

    Do you agree with that rejection?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve side

    • Stumanji! says:
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      @MattyIce: Why trade away the guy that is already a top 5 player for a guy that you hope maybe one day could possibly maybe if everything goes right be a top 5 player?

  113. Jubaka says:
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    I have limited innings about 1200 or 1400. I have I have so many pitchers more then I can start. But most of them suck. So I’m going with spot starts and streaming I mean. Should I start Castillo tonite against Philly.
    My pitchers Noah, Corbin, Castillo, Snell, Roark, Trevor Williams, Mikolas, and Pomeranz.
    My relievers Andrew Miller, Giles, Kela, Peacock, Madson.
    I have 4 bench bats so it’s not like I’m wrong with having so many pitchers. Am I? The wire sucks and it’s an 11 team season long points.

    • Jubaka says:
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      @Jubaka: available pitchers are lucchesi, Boyd, ed rod, pivetta, triggs. Just in case you think I should make a move on one of them.

      • Jubaka says:
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        @Jubaka: oh and newcomb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  114. Duke says:
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    Grey,

    In an OBP league would you drop Moncada already to pick up Kingery? the OBP does make Moncada look better than his .220 avg so far, but nary a SB yet…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  115. surfer dude says:
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    Hi, non-keeper 10 team h2h pts, Moustakas , M.Talor, Senzel, A. Garcia, Kingery, M.Franco – which 3 would to keep?
    Also, Pivetta , Cobb, Gray, Snell. Lucchesi, Walker, Salazar please rank top 2 – thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta, Gray

  116. OaktownSteve says:
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    Villar leading off today. Gimme three times on base two bags and a couple of runs. Do it again tomorrow and when Cain and Yelich comeback the line up Villar-Cain-Yelich-Santana-Shaw-1B platoon. Probably not…but maybe.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How am I ahead of you in the NFBC?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Injuries, are killing me. I also had a ton of pitching on the bench last week. Flaherty, Lopez, Kennedy.

        I think my team is built for the long haul though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha, bc my team looks like a mess right now so was wondering…

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Grey: They all look like a mess….

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              True

              • The Great Knoche says:
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                @Grey: Alex Gordon’s injury should pave the way for Paulo Orlando to get almost fulltime ABs so I’m still fielding a full 13 guys with regular at bats on offense. Lower case woohoo.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @OaktownSteve: with THAT MIL “manager” the guy who gave away villar’s at bats to SOGARD last year repeatedly for months, i’ll lay ya 9-1 against that one. wish it happens though.

  117. Stickball Al says:
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    Going to 3 DL’s on RCL teams was a really good idea. I think every team I have except one has all 3 DL spots full. Do I hear 4 DL spots for next year.
    Seems like everyone is hurt this year or I’m becoming a fantasy hypochondriac….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @Stickball Al: tthis 10 day dl and the minor things that send these guys to the dl anymore,i agree

  118. Spring blake says:
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    Hi grey,

    thanks again for all the write ups and everything, looking forward to another awesome season!

    I got offered an intriguing deal in a pretty deep keep 4 league with weekly lineups.

    I give: Acuna / Berrios / Doolittle

    I get: Grandal / Ohtani / Altherr

    I love ohtani, but seems like I’m not getting enough value back in the deal, especially since I can’t change my lineup daily to take full advantage of ohtani. Would you do this, or some form of counter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • Jubaka says:
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      I think he’s saying hold because you can still get that deal a few weeks from now. Wait until theres more proof for ohtani, and more feel out Acuna, and Berrios until then. That’s what he means I think. Let berrios raise his era to 4, and let acuna get in a 0 for 21 slump then do it. Lol. Maybe.

  119. primetime says:
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    Grey, is it worth adding Z Wheeler as a flyer?

    He’s got a new delierry, lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For today

      • primetime says:
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        @Grey: I have a DL spot to use for pitcher.

  120. jake says:
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    giving up 1 of roark, kennedy or estrada for Brach…. need saves.. own britton but its roto and need a stop gap

    can you rank them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy, Roark

      • rick says:
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        @Grey: is it bc estrada plays boston and NY a ton? kinda love estrady

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then go with him

  121. Robpopp says:
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    Albers, or Albers? Jk, fugly sitch, no reply necessary

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Robpopp says:
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        @Grey: Albers w the save!! It’s like they’re giving him a lifetime achievement award for going so long in the league without any. His career 6.5 k/9 though is like watching butter slowly melt into the nooks and crannies of an English muffin. Ok Now I’ll shut up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

  122. Jubaka says:
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    Should drop any to pick up lucchesi, pivetta Skaggs, cashner, Lynn, Andrew Suarez, Kennedy, gausemen, Davies. But my wire doesn’t allow me to start the picked up player for two days. So a streamer would have to be playing more then two days from now.
    My pitchers lineup limited innings 1300
    Sp: Noah Synd
    Sp: Patrick Cornin
    Rp: Ken Giles
    Rp: Andrew Miller
    P: Keone Kela
    P: Ryan Madson
    P: Brad Peacock
    BENCH: Castillo, Roark, Snell, Trevor Williams, Mikolas, Drew Pomeranz.
    I have two D.L stash spots.

    • Jubaka says:
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      @Jubaka: Estrada is available too. Yes he was good once, I mean literally once. .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mikolas, Roark — Pivetta, Lucchesi

  123. The_Redd_Mist says:
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    Need someone to fill in for Rizzo at 2nd (cause yahoo). Ben Zobrist? Or Matt Carpenter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carp

  124. CloudTown says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Grab Franchy to stash in 10 tm keeper, drop Ed Rod? Not a huge need for him, may be useful insurance though.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  125. The Great Knoche says:
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    McCullers

    6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 6 BB, 6 Ks

    Consistent.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @The Great Knoche: Whoops, never mind they left him out there one more batter too long.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      8 ER!

      • Cram It says:
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        @The Great Knoche: @Grey: An early contestant for worst outing of the year. My God, the humanity!

  126. herschel says:
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    more like mccuBBers, yuck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awful

  127. jason batteiger says:
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    yeeeah, THIS week owning ALL HOU pitching ain’t looking so hot. last week, very awesome. bullpen, still awesome. might be only one more of these till we know cullers cullers cullers is hurt again, but another 5 on top till HOU says that.

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @jason batteiger: esp fun as kepler/rosario were benched in a few spots since they were facing cullers too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  128. EZ says:
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    Moose or Tim Anderson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Different things

      • EZ says:
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        @Grey: points league. Would use in my flex

  129. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    i cant make myself start Castillo at Philly tonight,grabbed him everywhere sure hope he rights the ship

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  130. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    DTD’ arnaud now somehow either (likely) ALREADY had a partially torn UCL or got one in some unidentified way sometime (it’s the mess, so maybe a doctor made him stretch, that’s my guess)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, figures

  131. Jubaka says:
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    Should I drop Duvall for guriel. My utility is either, Tim Anderson, wil Myers, Mazara, or Duval.
    1st basemen I own: Votto
    Outfield I own: Yelich, Marte, Hoskins, Myers, Mazara, Duval, Nunez. I can only start 3 a day.

    Nunez starting on my roster replacing Murphy at 2nd. Other available players are Mallex,Happ,granderson,Hicks, M. Taylor, Preston Tucker, Frenchy Cordero, Dietric, yolmer,owings, Austin, zobrist.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Jubaka says:
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        @Grey: doesn’t sound too encouraging.. I need a guy that says something, a guy that could hit 10 homers in a month, or steal 20 in a month, or het 30 rib in a month anyone… while hitting above .200. I’m thinking Mallex and just get the steals until Myers gets back. BUT Then again id trade that for 5 homers right now.

  132. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    What do you think about rostering Peacock in a weekly lineup 12-teamer (standard roto)?

    I probably wouldn’t start him except in weeks that my SP matchups aren’t so hot, but he seems like a guy who’s an injury or poor performance away from either getting a rotation spot or finding his way into a closer role (if Giles derails). Thinking about him over Wacha if Wacha doesn’t show something promising soon (though right now I can slot Peacock without dropping anyone).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see it, but not over Wacha

  133. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    minter FINALLY gets a high leverage inning (hold too) and pulls the old ramones song

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx0zeMbLOCY

    also more commonly known as the kimbrel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

  134. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    10 team 5×5 H2H

    C – Hedges
    1B – Goldschmidt
    2B – C Taylor
    SS – T Turner
    3B – J Ramirez
    OF – Ozuna, Marte, Polanco
    UTIL – Bell, Scooter
    BN – Acuna
    DL – Sal Perez
    SP – C Martinez, Nola, Morton, Wacha, Wood, Bauer, Taillon, Paxton
    RP – Osuna, Holland, Ziegler, Barnes
    DL – A Reyes

    A) How’s my team?

    B) I’ve got one hitter bench slot. Is that about right for H2H, with an emphasis on pitching best?

    C) I’ve been trying to trade Wood per the Buy/Sell with only one bite. Should I accept Wood for the DL’d Margot, or aim higher?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Looks solid B. Yup C. Aim higher

      • Shin-Shoo Choo Choo says:
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        @Grey: Wood for N Cruz better?

  135. Jubaka says:
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    You don’t have to answer this.. But what’s up with ohtani having batter eligabilty in Yahoo. It’s stupid to me because why wouldn’t every pitcher have that. Does he play outfield too or some position idk about. OR is it because he is used as a dh when he’s not pitching. Then he is just utility eligible. So I’m not intrigued for fantasy purposes, not at all. I mean pitching he could really be valuable for a fantasy team..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cause he’s in the AL and being used as a DH regularly

  136. Steve says:
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    1. You holding Moncada in a redraft or drop for a streamer? Other 2B: Jo-Ram, Albies, Odor

    He’s seems to be really struggling against lefties.

    2. You still holding Barnes? They should just make Hader the closer.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1.Hold 2. Yup

  137. Jubaka says:
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    Hoskins is sitting, everyone feel confident in starting Castillo tonite.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  138. surfer dude says:
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    Hello, h2h pts, Moustakas , M.Talor, Senzel, A. Garcia, Kingery, M.Franco – which 3 to drop
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor, Garcia, Franco

  139. Jubaka says:
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    Last one should I drop Nunez for adrubal, or yolmer, if Nunez doesn’t get at least a multi hit game or a run tonite.

    • Jubaka says:
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      @Jubaka: or Happ. I’m going with Happ I think, I need power and it’s a replacement till Murphy gets back. I’m really falling behind in homeruns.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asdrubal

      • Jubaka says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  140. Matthew Lehman says:
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    Odor was just dropped and I have the #1 waiver pick – should I use it? Drop Leone?

    c – Contreras
    1b – Sano
    2b – Happ
    3b – Bryant
    ss – Segura
    Of – Harper, OZUNA, Buxton
    Util – C. Taylor, M. Taylor
    DL – Margot, Deshields
    Sp – Severino, Castillo, Lester, J. Gray, Giolito, Montgomery, Chatwood
    Rp – Morrow, Bradley, Ziegler, Strickland, Leone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, Leone

  141. The Harrow says:
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    oh baby, kingery in LF today, so eventually he’ll have
    SS (2 more games)
    3B (2 )
    RF (4)
    LF (4 more)
    plus the 2B he already has

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy

  142. ty says:
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    Do I want Peraza or Scooter?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Different things

  143. The Harrow says:
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    something weird happening in COL, marquez killed em but is out after 39 pitches, and torenado being pinch hit for by desmond.

  144. J-FOH says:
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    I want to make sure you put Flukazy in the ring for Rudy’s review. I haven’t had a good Rudy rejection in a while

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll never pick that

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      FWIW, he nixed motherfluker

  145. Chisoxx22 says:
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    10 team, 5×5 roto. Which side you taking on Segura/R. Osuna for schoop/K. Herrera? Sure wish Stanton didn’t look like Adam Dunn so far this year lol.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, Osuna

  146. The Great Knoche says:
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    What a shit show in Colorado. Andy Green should get suspended for a month. Neither of the HBP against the Padres last night were intentional or close to it, and he waits until the 3rd inning and has Perdomo throw behind Nolan.

    Arenado rightfully lost it. Worst part if McGwire trying to explain that 2 Padres got hit so that’s why he get thrown at.

    I get throwing at a guy who shows up your pitcher but come on. Throw at ago cause your guys got hit? Joe Maddon would throw at someone after half of Rizzos At bats!

    Good luck next at bat Hosmer!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s such BS

  147. Tony says:
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    Ahmed Rosario or Swanson ROS?

    • Tony says:
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      @Tony: or Andrelton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swanson

  148. Let's Play Two says:
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    Grey,

    I’m in a season-long standard roto. I have a deal in place to trade Devers for Pollock if I want to take it. I have Buxton, Merrifield, Trout, Bregman as my primary SB threats with Acuna sitting on my bench waiting for the day. In case Buxton can’t find a his way to get on base, Merrifield not leading off and hitting second and in front of Moose and Acuna doesn’t come up until later or pan out in the Majors…the SB Pollock offers along with his other counting stats are appealing. My reservation is his injury history. Thoughts? Would you take Pollock for Devers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good to me

  149. Hazel says:
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    Drop Strickland for Neris?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  150. dk says:
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    d’Arnaud-no more.

    2-catcher league, Plawecki or Stassi? Ew

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Plawecki

  151. Jaone says:
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    I need SP help, should I stash Flaherty, or pick up Skaggs or Chirinos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flip a coin, Chirinos

  152. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    took less than 2 weeks and nat j has it all the way

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franchy! Franchy! Franchy!

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        @Grey: nate jones i mean. i did add frenchy in a 16 teamer with 5 OF and 3 util just from coors and my team has weaknesses thusly (had mercer AND d.travis before frenchy)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah was kidding

  153. braves uk says:
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    Hey Grey!

    15 team OBP roto

    Give:Jose Martinez, Nate Jones, Iannnetta
    Get: W Contreras, Andrew Miller

    Is there any overall improvement for me (opponent really needs 1B and SV) or am i just making lateral moves for the sake of it…?

    Thanks…

    • Stumanji! says:
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      @braves uk: I’d take Contreras, he’s a set it and forget it Catcher while Ianetta is just the flavor of the week. Nate Jones isn’t even a closer and Martinez is replaceable.

      • braves uk says:
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        @Stumanji!: @Stumanji!: thanks for replying. Jones got the SV tonight but that may only be temporary…

        Agree on Contreras but Martinez’ versatility v helpful in a deep league and seems slightly greedy to spend on C, but opponent roster had little else that helped me. I may revisit if Senzel comes up and can replace Martinez off my bench as CI…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lateral

      • braves uk says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, thought so, thanks….

  154. Stumanji! says:
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    Best Odor replacement: Starlin, Cesar Hernandez, Lowrie, Yolmer Sanchez.

    Ugh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flip a coin… Cesar

  155. Jon says:
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    Y Chirinos, Boyd, or Lugo over Richards, Mikolas, B Parker, or Steckenrider in a 5×5?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yonny and Lugo over Richards and Parker

  156. Caught Looking says:
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    H2h pts

    Rank these 3

    Lance Lynn, Ian Kennedy, Drew Pomeranz

    Also,

    Kepler vs K.Calhloun ROS

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That ranking looks fine until Pom returns — Kepler

      • Caught Looking says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  157. prestige says:
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    Lost D’arnaud in 2 catcher league.

    Plawecki, Knapp, or Severino as replacement?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Severino

  158. prestige says:
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    R Zimmerman dropped in 15 team league.

    Drop Renfroe or P Tucker for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker’s gonna be out of a job shortly, so I’d lean him

  159. BR808 says:
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    WhAt up Grey! I know you’re high on Trea this year. I’m in a league where we keep 2 guys drafted after the 7th round and I took Acuna in the 8th. I was just offered Trea-dog for Acuna / Shaw! I have Freeman an Jo-Ram to send over to 3rd base. Is this a no brainer??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Trea

  160. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Hope you’re doing well. In a very deep league where closers are scarce. Have melancon on the DL wasting a spot. Thoughts on him? I can see an Andrew luck situation where he never returns all year. Would you drop or wait and see a few more weeks?

    Also what are your thoughts on senzel?

    Thanks!

    #1 Fan/ J-NY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold him for now if you need saves… I like Senzel might be up this weekend, grab him

  161. Speill says:
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    PLease analyze this trade for me. Without an idea of my league. Team etc. what side looks the best. Thanks. Goldie Donaldson Harrison for Jose Martinez indor Bumgarner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  162. fletch f. fletch says:
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    Did Hanley Ramirez come across a Delorean?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  163. DonnieB says:
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    Would you drop Archie Bradley or Josh Hader for Nate jones? It’s a 12 team keeper league. I already have Chapman and Middleton. Also, who is the drop off your DL if you need a DL spot for Margot? Alex Reyes or Zack Britton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hader… Britton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      • SteveNZ says:
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        @Grey: Posting that damn thing every time he hits a home run.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

        • FrankGrimes says:
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          @SteveNZ:
          Makes me think of Benny Hill!

  164. Gotime says:
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    Weekly 12 tm H2H cats redraft, 40 moves…. Pivetta worth a pick up to drop any of Newcomb, Wacha, Jose Mart, Moncada?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Newcomb

  165. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I am thinking of dropping CC who is on my DL, and keep Nick Pivetta. Thoughts?

    • Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins) says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: sounds bout right

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

  166. Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins) says:
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    if LAA REALLY wants to piss people off they should turn on this song whenever otani is either about to bat or pitch (just the first song)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0GfTXuagY0

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins) says:
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        @Grey: it very accurately describes most of his last start, when he didn’t even go to a third pitch till i believe the 7th inning.

        amercians e03 coming up soon too. then again if you have FX about 3 more times. i tend to just leave it on for all of them if home

  167. KarlJ says:
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    Drop Roark for Pavetta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  168. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Yonny or Kyle Gibson in AL only.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yonny

  169. Andrew Mellars says:
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    Thoughts on Dylan Bundy? I know….AL East….Would you add R. Lopez, Y. Chirinos, Sonny Gray, Stroman, Lucchesi, Newcomb or Tanner Roark instead of Jon Gray, Snell or Bundy? It’s a 10 team category league

    • Andrew Mellars says:
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      @Andrew Mellars: Pivetta, Triggs JoMo, Ed Rod, Wheeler, Flaherty and Reyes are also available

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah not over gray

  170. Raf says:
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    1. Drop any of Stroman, Salazar, Soria for Kennedy, Pivetta, Reynaldo Lopez?

    2. I’m trying to find room for Senzel. Drop Haniger? My OFs are Ozuna, Benintendi, Pham, Conforto, with Acuna waiting in the wings.

    • Raf says:
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      @Raf: Re: Soria, I have Iglesias, Boxberger, Middleton, and Britton on the DL.

  171. FrankGrimes says:
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    Eat a D Lance… that is all.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @FrankGrimes: hahahaha!

  172. Nathan says:
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    Correa and Rizzo for Harper?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Nathan: I’d want Correa and Rizzo, but with Rizzo injury I might jump on it.

      • Nathan says:
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        @The Great Knoche: Rizzo doesnt seem like he’d be gone for long. Correa is as reliable as they come. Only reason I wanna get rid of Harper is to open up my OF. Only other offer is Abreu and Acuna for Harper

  173. Mihai says:
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    Hello Grey! In a dynasty league someone is offering me Rendon+A Reyes+Teheran for J Baez+Tatis +A Simmons. Should I take the deal? I really need a good 3B and pitching. I have Segura as my starting SS and C Hernandez as 2B. Thanks!

  174. CrazyJ says:
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    Yeah Boyyyyyyd!

  175. surfer dude says:
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    Hi, h2h pts. Not sure about my 3b(Castellanos and Franco), who should I use my waiver pick on: Kingerly, Moustakas or Senzel
    Thanks for this and for good advise over the years.

  176. Scuffy McGee says:
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    @Grey: Thank you!

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