According to Elias Sports Bureau, Nick Kingham retired the most batters to start a game since 1961 in a debut.  Elias Sports Bureau also said, “There were sixteen cracks in the 5th floor’s tile closest to the bathroom, which is a new record for cracks in a tile.”  Yo, Elias Sports Bureau might have OCD.  On our top 100 starts of 2018 chart, Kingham registered in the top 10.  According to Baseball-Reference, he’s the first pitcher to debut with 7+ IP and not have a baserunner reach scoring position.  According to Kent Tekulve, Kingham was the first pitcher in a 1979 Pirates uniform not high on cocaine since Tekulve.  In all, a terrific debut for Kingham — 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 9 Ks.  Originally, the Pirates planned on a one-and-done, hit-and-run, wham-bam-thank-you, young-man start for Kingham and see him get sent right back down, but they rightfully are having him travel with the team, and appear to be keeping him up.  His Triple-A numbers (10.7 K/9, 2.8 BB/9, 1.59 ERA) say this is the right move.  I’d hold off for now in mixed leagues, but you should cyclops him with a monocle.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Trevor Williams – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.29.  Have other sites began to tell you to look at Williams yet?  Cause, ya know, I told you in January.  Cust kayin’.

Jack Flaherty – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 3.60.  That looks like a Gerrit Cole line for every year I owned him, which is every year but this one.  Flaherty gets the Cubs next if he’s not skipped or sent to the minors, which is to say I’m not sure if I’m holding onto him.

Byron Buxton – Suffered a hairline fracture of his big toe.  Someone is insecure!  Who worries about their hairline on their toe?  Weir-toes!  That’s who!  A segment of the population that worries if their toes are properly covered by hair–*intern whispers in ear*  I misread the news.  He fractured his toe, this isn’t good.

Fernando Rodney – 1 IP, 0 ER, as he shut the door for his third save on Saturday.  Rodney has the predictability of feral cat.

Jose Berrios – 3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.63 vs. Tyler Mahle – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.32.  Speaking of unpredictable (I was, just before, in the Rodney blurb), starting Berrios and Mahle feels like flipping a coin and it lands on its side, and then you have Big John Studd and Andre The Giant blowing on both sides of the coin, and rather than the coin falling over, it just spins endlessly.

Adam Duvall – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and a slam (4) and legs (2), hitting .177.  According to Elias Sports Bureau, Duvall registered the 2nd worst possible slam and legs.  The worst is a 37-way tie with everything on the Denny’s menu.

Jose Quintana – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.74.  You mean he wasn’t a 7+ ERA pitcher?  Surprise, surprise.  Now sprinkle some of that ‘common sense pixie dust’ on Sonny Gray.

Tyler Chatwood – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.83.  I’m not saying there was no offense in the NL yesterday, but I’m saying exactly that.

Junior Guerra – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 0.82.  War!  What is it good for?!  Obviously something, Guerra’s pitching damn well, for one.  Stream-o-Nator doesn’t like his next start, but I’d prolly give it a whirl in the right circumstances.

David Price – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.78.  This game came against the Rays, and I don’t know what that means.  I know the Rays were supposed to be bad, but their hitting’s been better than it should be.  Though, they’re still pretty flat in power.  Then again, their record.  S’confused.

Dustin Pedroia – Playing in extended spring training.  Seems about a month away from returning with his special brand of heightened intensity without height.

Rick Porcello – 7 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.23, WHIP at 0.84.  It’s a weird thing for me to root for Porcello, but a Porcello root I am.  Which means I’m renting a ground floor condo in a Smurf-owned building.

Denard Span – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in two games.  Mean’s while, his twin Ben Revere high-fived a vending machine, when Mike Trout woke him from a dream.  C’mon, man, never wake a sleep walker!

Mallex Smith – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .342.  He’s top five in the majors for batting average, but, I mean, why do you need that?  Mallex can also steal bases, but ptooey on that too, right?

Wilson Ramos – Out with leg tightness.  He needs to be inoculated with Rest Less Legs Syndrome.

Ryon Healy – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 2nd and three homers this weekend.  No lie, I spent about ten minutes trying to figure out how to get Healy on my fantasy team and off of waivers.  Sadly, I wasn’t able to do it.  To give you an idea of Healy, he’s basically Haniger (3-for-5, 3 runs, 10th homer).  Two white boys in Seattle who are a Dave Grohl away from a rock band.  They both have 25+ homer power and not much else; Haniger has a hair bit of speed, which is not to say runs like a hare.

Darren O’Day – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 2nd save.  I’m pretty sure O’Day is the closer and Buck Showalter just did a low key closer change.  Like, “Brad Brach is our closer,” brings him into a game in the sixth inning, watches as he gives up some runs, talks on the phone with Britton to see his latest update, and calls on O’Day to save the game.  “Yup, Brach has 100% confidence.”

Pedro Alvarez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer, and four homers in the last three games, and no matter what I say you’ll never pick him up, so moving on.

Devon Travis – Optioned to Triple-A.  Picking him up and driving him to the airport was a Lyft driven by Brett Lawrie.

Josh Donaldson – Could return next weekend.  The Jays say he’s throwing much better, which is why he’s rehabbing in High-A as a DH.

Kevin Pillar – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .310.  *looks at my 4th and 5th outfielder in all my leagues*  Yup, should’ve just went with Pillar all year.  *builds elaborate toy train set with Bobby Bacala, lays head on train tracks, train runs into head*

Teoscar Hernandez – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .316.  Also, in this game, Yangervis Solarte (2-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit his 7th homer.  Good first move to option Travis, now the Jays need to trade Donaldson for whatever they can get and bench or release Grichuk.  You’re almost there, Gibbons, just stop scratching your butt!

J.A. Happ – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.50.  Not saying Happ is becoming Charlie Morton, but I will now say that in many more words.  His velocity is up at 35 years old, his K/9 is 12.5 (!), his walk rate is 1.8 (!), his ground balls are ~50%, and he’s actually been unlucky to have only a 3.50 ERA.

Nick Pivetta – 5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.27 vs. Mike Foltynewicz – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.53.  As mentioned previously about five dozen times, I own both of these guys in multiple leagues, which is why I’d like to say CAN THEY STOP PLAYING EACH OTHER?!  This is the third time in three weeks these two pitchers have faced each other.  An unbalanced schedule is one thing, a two-team H2H league is another.

Vince Velasquez – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.70.  This guy is such a velocitease.  Hey, Velasquez, go to a carnival and win a plushie, and get off my teams!

Ronald Acuna – 2-for-3, 1 RBI, and his 1st steal, as he hit 2nd with Ender Inciarte (3-for-4, 2 runs, and his 13th steal) moving to the nine hole.  Well, his name isn’t Leadoffer Inciarte.  I love you, Ender, but ACUÑA! is the greatest of all-time.  By the way, 13 steals from Ender is like when you have a 2nd kid and the first kid starts tap dancing on top of a medicine ball while singing your favorite show tunes just to get your attention.  “That’s nice, Ender, now I wanna go watch Acuña burp.”

Ozzie Albies – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (9) and legs (3), hitting .293.  Meh, just a 50+ homer pace.  Like a pimp command, ho-hum.

Wil Myers – Hit the DL with a strained left oblique, which is a real shame–Franchy!  Get.  Franchy.  Now.  Yes, I brought out the douchey one word sentences for emphasis.  The Revolution will not be televised, except for the Franch Revolution.  Also, we all win $5 imaginary dollars for each person who comments, “Surprised you didn’t mention Franchy.  Dude, shame on you.”

Joey Lucchesi – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.78.  Joey Lucchesi of the Mozzarella di Lucchesis has been about as good as it comes in Petco, and guess where he pitches next.  I’ll give you a hint, it rhymes with Gecko.

Jason Vargas – 3 2/3 IP, 9 ER, in his debut with the Mets.  After the game Mickey Callaway said, “We’re not sure what we’re doing with Matz–Wait, did you ask about Wheeler?  We don’t know what we’re dong with–Oh, my bad, Harvey?  We’re not sure what we’re doing–Oh!  Vargas?  Yeah, no idea with him either.”

Yoenis Cespedes – Says he will miss three days due to a sore left thumb.  This could open up playing time for Brandon Nimmo (2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI), then again the Mets were supposed to have moved Jay Bruce (2-for-4, 2 runs, 2nd steal) and Adrian Gonzalez (3-for-6, 5 RBIs, 3rd homer) to the bench days ago, but they’ve recreated the 2011 All-Star Game lineup minus Hunter Pence.  “Hey, I resemble that remark!” exclaimed Todd Frazier (2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 4th homer).

Cheslor Cuthbert – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer.  Fun fact!  When Cuthbert curses, an animated string of *!(@$!?& comes out of his mouth.

Gerrit Cole – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 1.73.  Fun fact!  When Cole pitches like this, an animated string of *!(@$!?& comes out of my mouth.  Why didn’t you pitch like this for the five years I owned you?!  What, are you playing possum with me?  You f***ing raccoon!  A Fackoon!  DAH!!!

Chad Pinder – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .317, and his 2nd homer in three games. Hot schmotato alert!

Wei-Yin Chen – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks in his season debut.  Can’t see grabbing him in a 12-team or shallower league outside of matchups, but I could see him in deeper leagues.  And that’s me weighing in on Wei-Yin.

Kyle Barraclough – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save on Saturday, but Brad Ziegler was just “not 100%,” according to Mattingly (yeah, no kidding), and Ziegler got the save on Sunday (1 IP, 0 ER).  Barraclough should be the closer, but he won’t be until Ziegler is injured or traded.  By the by, Barraclough always makes me think of Balaclava Man from Line of Duty on Hulu.  If you haven’t watched this show, it’s awesome and you should.

Caleb Smith – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.40.  One of the top Stream-o-Nator picks from yesterday, and one of the top pitchers on the Prospect-o-Nator, which lists every rookie pitcher’s projections if they were to get the innings.  (The Prospect-o-Nator for hitters does the same.)

Lance McCullers – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners (zero walks), 7 Ks, ERA at 3.71.  On Saturday, McCullers threw 100 curveballs and only two of them missed.  Kidding.  But maybe not.

Masahiro Tanaka – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.37.  Maybe the trade I made of Boxberger for Tanaka and Semien wasn’t as bad I originally thought, and I wasn’t Jokey Smurf’d.

Garrett Richards – 1 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.88.  Damn, injured already?  Well, that was a good 25+ IP you got from him!  Kidding, I don’t know if he’s injured yet, which is me saying, “Of course, he’s likely injured, but the Angels haven’t announced anything.”

Michael Taylor – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .211.  I have no factual proof of this, but I think Taylor homers or steals every game, while never getting more than one hit per week.

Gio Gonzalez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.67, WHIP at 1.43.  Other pitchers might want to take note of Gio’s pregame ritual to ward off the Regression Fairies — heavy aftershave and garlic knots.

Patrick Corbin – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  This start was in Washington, which is a tough matchup, and, if this is ‘bad’ Corbin, I’ll take that every day and twice on Muesday, the magical day between Monday and Tuesday.

Robbie Ray – Headed to the DL with a strained oblique.  He threw 21 pitches yesterday, and looked the best I’d seen him all year, so, of course, he got hurt.  FMFFBL!

Yasiel Puig – Hit the DL with a left hip pointer.  Odd, I thought that was a dog.

Alex Verdugo – Called up to replace Puig, but, really, no one can replace Puig.  If I were trying to replace him, I’d get one of those hand wavey things from a car window and glue it upside down from my bottom lip.  In Prospector Ralph’s top 100 fantasy baseball prospects, he said, “There’s just some players that the best way to describe their skillset is “they’re just good at baseball”. I know, deep analysis, but really there’s few players that bring a better understanding of hitting, running, and defense. He looks like a future batting title contender as currently constituted, but could tap into more of his raw power as he matures. A part of the Dodgers future top of the order with Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager, is what dreams are made of, and valuable counting stats. His splits are identical vs. righties and lefties, leading to no platoon questions.”  And with that said, Verdugo will likely platoon with Joc.

Rich Hill – Scratched from his Monday start.  Maybe he has ongoing finger problems because of the excessive number of times he’s scratched.  Emoji with hand on chin while looking at another emoji scratch its head.  Brock Stewart will fill in for him now, and I wouldn’t touch him outside of NL-Only leagues.

Alex Wood – 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.11, WHIP at 0.89.  That WHIP tho, that makes me think he’s been a tad unlucky.  Put on your tool belts in a non-male stripper way, we’re about to drill down, also in a non-male stripper way.  His K/9 is way off, his walks are minuscule (0.8 BB/9), his xFIP is 3.15 and his velocity is way down.  His fastball is so slow, he’s also stopped throwing it, reducing his usage from 50+% to 39%.  Hitters are making more contact with pitches thrown, and hitting the ball much harder.  His LOB% is saying he’s been unlucky, but I don’t think this is a buying opportunity.

Evan Longoria – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Playing with a new sense of purpose!  Or maybe that’s biosonar of a porpoise to ward off the San Francisco walruses. “You’re a sea creature with a mustache?  Daddy?”  That’s me at Pier 39 in San Fran.

Chris Stratton – 1 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.90.  When the Regression Fairies come, they come carrying an apple strudel, a Taylor Swift CD and fire and brimstone.

Joe Panik – Hit the DL with a sprained thumb, and needs surgery.  He looked like a new hitter the first ten days of the season, then he looked like his old self for another ten days, and we were wondering if he was the first Panik or the 2nd Panik, but turns out we have no idea because he was injured.  Talk about mixed signals on Panik.  Like when someone exclaims, “That hurts!”  Then waits a beat and says, “So good!”  Then waits a beat and says, “By John Mellencamp.”

  1. Marti says:
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    when does Joey bats get called up by the Braves and what kind of impact do you think you will have this year

    • Terry Dilport says:
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      @Marti: He bats around 56/.238/14/47/1/.321 too many strike outs and a ton of errors.

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      @Marti: Platoon for a couple months then DFA. Ya heard it here first

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marti: Maybe next week… Agree with others

  2. Nitro says:
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    Can you please rank ROS? HTH points keeper league:
    Conforto
    M Canha
    Y Gurriel
    M Sano

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Nitro: Conforto, Guri, Sano, Canha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nitro: Agree with b

  3. Not the real Hubie Brooks says:
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    Hello from Sydney! Ozzie Albies or Trea Turner rest of season and rest of career? Currently have Ozzie and Javy Baez at 2b and SS. We keep five for however long regardless of pick. Another guy has offered me Trea Turner for Albies plus (the plus will probably be Conforto and some fluff). I’m sorely tempted, but maybe Albies is already almost as good and as good moving forward? Thoughts?

    • Chuzwozza says:
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      @Not the real Hubie Brooks: hello, also from Sydney! I don’t think there are too many fantasy baseballers around here?

      • Not the real Hubie Brooks says:
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        @Chuzwozza: Sweet! Which part of town are you in? Transplanted American on the northern beaches here.

          • Not the real Hubie Brooks says:
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            @Chris: ¡??pun u?op ??n? s? ll?qzz??

            • Not the real Hubie Brooks says:
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              Don’t know what happened there. Hope you’re staying warm in the ACT!

  4. Bartolo Fink says:
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    LOL re: Balaclava Man. Every time Steve, the runty little cop in Line of Duty, starts getting savagely beaten (I.e., about twice per episode) I start shrieking “SHTEEEEEEVE” and laughing hysterically. My wife does not particularly appreciate this.

  5. H says:
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    Drop Billy Hamilton for Brandon Belt, Yonder Alonso or Michael Taylor?

    Wilson Ramos or Yasmani Grandal?

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @H: Apples/oranges on Hamilton… What do you need? Guess can go Taylor — Grandal

  6. phil says:
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    I dropped Castillo. Will I regret this? Replaced him with Mikolas. I feel kinda dirty, a little stupid, but how much awful, unproductive baseball should I take? I suppose Verlander’s GMs said something similar in early July last year. Clumsy fools.

    • Willy Mo says:
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      @phil: Castillo should be sent down, hes a very easy cut and absolutely you want Miles over Luis.

    • Eric W says:
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      @phil: I will dance on Luis Castillo’s grave

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @phil: Haha, I hear ya, I’d do the same at this point

  7. Chuzwozza says:
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    Hey Grey – great writeup as usual man! I found this site a few years ago & keep coming back. Only comment sporadically but want to make sure I say thank you for your work!

    While I’m here – what do you think of Alex Wood & Just Dongs for J Lester & Arenado? Cheers!

    • Big W says:
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      @Chuzwozza: take Torenado and run

      • Chuzwozza says:
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        @Grey: Cheers man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

  8. Prog_Nation says:
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    Hey Grey, needing OBP stats and Mallex “Plus” Smith available. Drop Ian Desmond, or Eddie Rosario for him?

  9. TheConsigliere says:
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    12 team head to head points league, weekly lock, no negative points for strikeouts.

    Drop Torres to pick up Kingery?

  10. Jimmy Jack says:
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    Grey, love your stuff always. Wondering, do you prefer Peraza or Semien ROS in 5×5?

  11. Stephen Lyon says:
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    So, this Caleb Smith fellow. Have streamed him twice and he’s been terrific both times. Is there anything to see here?

    I’m assuming you’d still prefer Castillo ahead of him for now? (Castillo is who I’d likely need to drop to make room for him)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Stephen Lyon: I’d drop Castillo… I’d look at matchups for Caleb, wouldn’t start him every time out

  12. Mark says:
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    Any good guesstimate about Jung Ho Kang’s on the field return? End of May?

    Caleb Smith really had ONE awful start against the Yanks and otherwise been fine. The walks are worrisome.

    Would you trade Mazara for Joey Gallo in a h2h 5×5 keeper league?

    • Crime Dog says:
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      @Mark: Jung ho Kang is 31 and hasn’t played baseball in over a year. He’s probably been boozing pretty hard too. You really want him that bad?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Mark: Was Kang worth talking about when he was playing?

      Caleb is a streamer.

      I’d want Gallo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mark: Agree with others

  13. TheConsigliere says:
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    12 team head to head points league, weekly lock, no negative points for strikeouts.

    Also, who is the better bench bat – Mac Williamson, Willie Calhoun, David Dahl, Franchy Cordero, Candelario.

  14. The Skrimmer says:
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    Loved the write up. “When Fackoons come on my front porch…mama just sweeps them away with a broom.”
    What to do about the Odor I have? I have Odor at $20 and on a 3-year contract. Salary cap is $275. I currently have no place for him once he comes off the DL…(Baez, Moncado, Machado, Semien, and Schoop are all my current MI). I was offered a 2nd round pick for Odor…his contract would travel with him. Make the trade or hold? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Skrimmer: Haha I’d take the trade, you don’t need Odor

  15. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up as always. How do you rank Tyler Skaggs, Caleb smith and junior Guerra? Do you like any of them, or multiple of them, over Tyson Ross or Luis Castillo? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sandman: Skaggs, Caleb, Castillo, all kinda streamers

  16. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    GOOD MORNING

    Bad news: I may be in for a lost season thanks to a (so far) toxic combination of Ozuna, Puig, Quintana, and Paxton.

    Good news: I just picked up FRANCHY from waivers.

    Question: Would you trade Brandon Morrow and Joey Lucchesi for Dallas Keuchel and Walker Buehler? It’s a Wins and QS league.

    GRAZIE

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Baron Von Vulturewins: Your toxic players will come around! Franchy can save your soul… I’d take Keuchel

  17. Peacecoast says:
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    got trade offer Pham for my Manaea. thoughts?

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: so I had not actually finished Gomorrah S2, last episode I saw last night. Was not disappointed. Damn!

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: S3 as good?

            Can I bore you with stats for a second as a ‘pert? Lucroy has seemingly good underlying numbers as in ~ 35% FB and 40% HCT. Just 0 HR so far. I feel like these metrics should lead to decent HR numbers (for a catcher). They are similar to his 2016 year. What do you think?
            Meanwhile Cervelli says he has a different batting stance and is pulling crazy numbers out of his ass 50% FB and 12.5% HR/FB and only 36% HCT. How do you parse these kinds of numbers?

            • Grey

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              S3 is amazing! You’re parsing catcher numbers — bleh — Lucroy hasn’t been good in what? 2 years? If he’s available in my 15 team league, I wouldn’t pick him up… Cervelli is just a schmotato, don’t trust him either, but at least he’s hitting…

  18. Mb says:
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    Guys are dumping starting pitchers…. worth picking up any of Duffy, Pomeranz, or Stroman to see if they can turn things around? If so, can you rank?
    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mb: Pom, Duffy

  19. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    For a utility position, do you like franchy over any of my guys, or hold?

    My guys: andujar, Teoscar, peraza

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sandman: Him or Teoscar is coin flip

  20. Hapcat13 says:
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    Great write up!
    Okay-I will start positive-I have Acuna Mutata which means no worries for the rest of your days!

    Big BUT-my pitching staff includes: Luke Weaver, Luis Castillo, Nick Pivetta, Drew Pomeranz.
    I lose almost every (not K) pitching category each week.
    Should I drop any of these guys for Ottavino and/or Foltynewicz? Or hold and reap the wild wind when they all get hot?

    Thanks!

    • Hapcat13l says:
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      @Hapcat13: Forgot to include that Vince Velasquez is on my team too.

  21. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Thanks a lot for referencing Big John Studd…it took me on a tangent that lead to 45 minutes of reading about the tallest wrestlers in history. Good times.

    Anywho, I’m looking to shake things up in my 10 team h2h OBP league with limited moves ($100 budget for moves with increasing pricing).

    My current starting staff: Nola, Cmart, Godley, Price, Manaea, Snell, Fulmer, Castillo, Bettis (streamer)

    1) time to drop Castillo in a 10 team format?

    2) Assuming the answer is yes, I’m looking to add two starters of a non-streamer variety, on an interim trial basis (4+ starts or so) with streaming not really an option.

    Which 2 starters do you like best of this bunch:

    Mikolas: CHC, @SD, @MIN, KC
    Pivetta: @WAS, @SF, @BAL, @STL
    Skaggs: @SEA, MIN, HOU, @TOR
    T Ross: @SF, WAS, STL, @PIT
    Newcomb: @NYM, SF, @MIA, CHC
    Wheeler: COL, @PHI, ARI, MIA
    Gibson: TOR, @CHW, @LAA, MIL

    3) My h2h opponent has 2+ more starts scheduled than I do, which might lead me to prefer a 2 start pitcher above. Between Gibson and Newcomb, both 2 start pitchers, would you prefer either or both over the best 2 options available?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: That sounds like an awesome tangent! 1. Yeah 2. Those Ross matchups don’t look awful… I’d prolly go Mikolas tho

  22. Acuna Matata says:
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    How far in the circle of trust is Morton? Enough to start vs the Yankees today? Asking for a friend…

    Corbin has been amazing, thanks for the sleeper post… bit now when someone offers YOU Acuna straight up for him you pull the trigger right? Even in redraft?

  23. Mickey Maloney says:
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    Are we giving up on Ianetta yet? He has been awful the last couple weeks. No way he is that bad so plan on hanging on to him for now. It’s either him or James McCann at this point.

      • Mickey Maloney says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  24. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Weird that when I checked Ray’s game for the first time and saw 3-0 Wash with bases loaded in the 2nd that I was relieved Ray was pulled before all that and had a nice 1.1 IP pre-oblique?

    Seems like one of those DL stints where he’ll be able to work on his mechanics etc and hopefully return better than he was preinjury so far—-I hope!

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Yeah, I was thinking it might be a good thing for him, too. Obliques are tricky though–Schoop will probably have missed a month by the time he comes back. Maybe Ray’s isn’t as strained…

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Yea he was 2017 Ray before that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  25. phennore says:
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    Drop any of these guys for Pivetta in a 16-team 5×5 league?
    Tanaka, Alex Wood, Rich Hill, Chase Anderson

  26. Jason says:
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    Williams or Kingham?

    • Terrence Mann says:
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      @Jason: Williams.

    • Jason says:
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      @Jason:
      Pick 2, luccessi, kingham, and williams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason: Williams, Lucchesi

  27. Phil says:
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    Franchy over conforto or Mancini?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Phil:

      FRANCHY!!

  28. Reavill says:
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    12 team 6×6 with OPS and K/BB ratio as extras

    Giancarlo Stanton’s owner wants Schwarber, Trevor Bauer and Miles Mikolas. I’m leaning towards accepting this trade. Any reason why I shouldn’t take this??

  29. RicoSuave says:
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    Great stuff Grey! Thank you…

    16 team H2H weekly points league…

    Who should I start?

    Util spot

    Max Kepler 3 games VS TOR and 4 @ CHW or

    Daniel Robertson 3 games @ DET and 3 games VS TOR.

    Thanks again!

  30. Willy Mo says:
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    you prefer chirinos or cervelli?

      • Johnny says:
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        @Grey:

        Beef or Chirinos?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Chirinos

          • Willy Mo says:
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            @Grey: no chance you eat pork!

      • Willy Mo says:
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        @Grey: ty

  31. Eric says:
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    Morning Grey, I need your advice. I am in a salary cap points league. We get 15 moves from April through August. I have made one move thus far. Would you make one, both of these moves, or stand pat:

    Drop Kingery for Teoscar.
    Drop Rich Hill for J. A. Happ

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: I’d save my moves

  32. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Starting Taillon in Washington? i know what son has him ranked but wondering if you like it.

  33. Jason Morgan says:
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    Do you think Wacha or Jon Gray end up with two starts this week? Their teams have an off day on Thursday and I’m trying to figure out if they will not use a 5th starter.

  34. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great write-up.

    a. Added Kingham, then dropped him to pick up Daniel Robertson. Dumb-dumb move, I know.

    b. On a brighter note, added Yuli off waivers. Hope he can turn it around.

    c. Mark Twain quote for April 30

    Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: A. Sounds ok B. Nice! C. Awesome!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!

        1. In my RCL was offered Shohei for my Acuna. Did the analysis on grade the trade using Rudy’s app. Acuna side by 14.00$!!! That is, no way Jose on the trade. Do you agree?

        2. In my H2H league I offered my Mikolas and Ryu for his Stanton. He won’t go for it, almost positive. I did mention how each pitcher has recorded 100 fantasy points and Stanton has recorded just 78. Maybe he falls for it.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. Agree, not close 2. Get Stanton!

          • Ante Galic says:
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            @Grey: Grey!

            1. Thanks, just rejected. Although in our RCL Shohei can pitch and hit.

            2. 200 FFP >> 78 FFP, ergo Mikolas+Ryu>>Stanton, right? That’s the logic I used.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

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              1. Yeah, but still 2. Haha

  35. kilkennybrian says:
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    Pick a side:

    Votto
    JD Martinez
    Archie Bradley

    Or

    Goldschmidt
    Springer
    Pivetta

  36. kilkennybrian says:
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    12 Team mixed. Ops, deep at OF and shallow at MI

    Trade Stanton and Wood, get Rizzo (2nd elg) and McCullers? Thoughts?

  37. Silly President says:
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    What’s the best stat to look at for defensive prowess? If it’s for example, fielding %, what’s a solid defensive percentage? Thanks!

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @Silly President: fielding pct would tell you if a guy is good at avoiding errors, not if he is good at defense (can’t make an error on a ball you can’t get to). I would just to BRef or Fangralphs and sort by fielding percentage.

      • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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        @DonSlaughtOnslaught: I am assuming you are worried about errors at least. I am not sure how else fielding would factor into fantasy. I am sure you can sort by total putouts and assists as well.

  38. J-Hova says:
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    Great write up, love the weekend round up’s, a ton to take in!

    – I was nervous to start Corbin but he looked really good. The inning where he gave up the runs should have been over, he had Turner picked off for out 3 and there was an error so that could have easily been a shutout
    – Who do you like ROS, Ramos or Zunino?
    – Drop Buxton if you have Rendon on the DL? I’m guessing he’s a few weeks out and and maybe longer for steals production given the nature of his injury
    – Last question, what do you think of the garbage Kanye put out this weeekend? I didnt hate TLOP, it had it’s songs and I’ve been a Kanye defender but he wasted 8 minutes of my life this weekend. I’ve been championing it for a few months, but the new Epic Beard Men EP is the best rap album of the year. Hope you can check it out.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-Hova: Agreed on Corbin — Zunino — If you have to on Bux — I didn’t listen, I like the Epic Beard Men songs I’ve heard, need to give it more listens for the best rap album award

  39. kilkennybrian says:
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    Where are you holding Caleb smith? 12 Team mixed?

  40. Cable says:
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    Need a DH with Myers down…H/H points , Franchy or Alonzo

  41. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    I turned down an offer for my Mitch Haniger for his Salvador Perez and Andujar in a h2h points league because I was confident I could rosterbait and get comparable production out of my C spot, plus I don’t need Andujar with Lamb coming off the DL in the not too distant future.

    He re-offered Salvador Perez and Hector Nerris for Haniger. My closer situation sucks with Rodney, Colome, Shane Green, and Raisel Iglesias as my current options.

    Still have Harper, Springer, Bellinger, Braun, Teoscar Hernandez, and Conforto available for a 5 OF roster. Does the FML approve, or should I hold out longer.

    Haniger traditionally has had awful June/Julys. Not sure if he is capable of keeping the pace up or not. Does the FML approve? Or is Salvador Perez not enough?

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up:

      Haniger traditionally has had awful June/Julys? LOL, that is the kind of thing one convinces themself of when they really want it to be true.

      Sure, last year he did not hit well in June and July (about an even .200 combined), but that was coming off a bad oblique injury that he did not return from until mid-June.

      In 2016, he hit .360 with 8 HRs in June and .402 with 11 HRs in July at AAA.
      In 2015, he hit .343 with 3 HRs in June and .312 with 6 HRs at A/AA.
      In 2014, he hit .283 with 6 HRs at AA in June, then had only 7 ABs in July before getting hurt.

      So actually Haniger “traditionally” hits terrific in June and July, unless he is injured/coming off an injury.

  42. birrrdy! says:
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    Hi, I was googling for directions to my local Denny’s and was directed to your site. Interesting stuff, but not helping me out with breakfast. Then I had to google “FMFFBL” because I didn’t know what that meant, and google redirected me to you again. What are you, some sort of wizard??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @birrrdy!: You’re in my clutches!

  43. Dan Silver says:
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    Wake me up when Rizzo or Bryant hits a home run. It’s been a combined 31 games for them without a single bomb. They’re submarining my teams. Any hope?

    • Chucky says:
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      Yeah, I had it with Rizzo too. Maybe it’s the back, maybe he’s just not that good. Regardless, Yonder at home gets the start this week at 1b for me this week.

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @Dan Silver: nope, no hope. Season is over, no home runs, it will never get warm in Wrigley. SAD! Also Mitch Haniger will have 65 home runs and Ender Inciarte will steal 90 bases.

      • Dan says:
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        @DonSlaughtOnslaught: Maybe Schwarber and Baez can teach Rizzo to deal with the cold, if that’s all it is

      • Chucky says:
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        Tomorrow is May 1st. Are we still using the ‘its still early alibi”?

        • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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          @Chucky: uh, yes? I would take a bet that Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant didn’t just become bad at baseball. Have you guys played fantasy before? Rizzo missed some games with a bad back, Bryant got hit in the head, it has been cold as shit (cool that Baez has been playing well…let’s see how long keeps it up). Full disclosure I despise the Cubs; you just have to take a long view in baseball.

          • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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            @DonSlaughtOnslaught: I don’t mean to come off like a jerk; I know it sucks owning a guy who starts cold. I am just not sure what kind of response people expect to a question like that. “Rizzo sucks right now, hold him for a month and I bet he gets better like he has for his entire career.” They have played 15% of the season…Votto, Harper, Goldschmidt, pretty much everyone not named Mike Trout will have a crappy 10-15% stretch of the season, and stretches where they play out of their mind. The good players just have a higher middle ground or longer/more frequent hot streaks.

            • Dan says:
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              @DonSlaughtOnslaught: It’s not my first rodeo. I’ve had Rizzo and Bryant for the past three years in 2 of my 3 keeper leagues. They both go cold at times, and it’s usually early and late, which kills me in the playoffs. But this year is on a different level so far. I realize it’s likely things will turn around, but from 5,000 feet I think Bryant is generally overrated and Rizzo’s back might be a bigger issue than anyone knows. He’s hitting .140

              • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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                @Dan: Bryant has like a .930 OPS last I checked; he I am not worried about at all as long as his head is clear. He has as many Ks as BBs which is crazy. Other numbers will come; he has had Ian Happ hitting in front of him and getting on base twice in 13 games or whatever it seemed like. And people can say “well Baez is hitting” which, sure, but Wrigley is a really putrid hitter’s Park when it is cold and the wind is blowing in.

        • Slappy Jack says:
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          @Chucky: I’m stealing this comment from someone else yesterday
          “Rizzo:
          mar/apr ’16 .218
          may ’16 .250

          mar/apr ’17 .260
          may ’17 .194

          pretty sure he’s probably ok fine”

  44. Chris D says:
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    Is Holland or Norris the closing arm to own right now in fantasy? Norris is on our waiver, wondering if I should cut Ottavino for him (our league doesn’t count holds, just have him for the ratios). Barraclough is also available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris D: Norris for now, maybe not be by week’s end

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

    1. I was forced to activate Gohara as I lost Wil Myers yesterday to the DL. Now need to drop Gohara, or hold Gohara, for one (1) of the following: Franchy Cordero, Matt Barnes, Michael Feliz, Kyle Barraclough. I want Franchy as he’s a beast but he faces 3 LHP this week. The guy I’m facing has 3 relievers which is why I’m considering Barnes and company.
    2. It’s still very early but this team is still comfortably in 1st place. Players other managers have dropped that I’ve scooped up are Eddie Rosario, Cesar Hernandez, Matt Chapman (before season), Hector Neris, Hunter Strickland, Michael Wacha, Tyler Mahle just FYI.. these guys are all holds to me.
    3. Just want to share for anyone who cares/remembers – traded Corbin for Aroldis. Shipped away Chris Taylor/Aroldis for Wil Myers/Blake Snell. Never trade for a closer, peeps.

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

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

    Thanks as always!

    • Savoy Special says:
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      @Savoy Special: for 1., throw in Scott Schebler too. Thanks!

    • Savoy Special says:
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      @Savoy Special: let’s also throw in Nick Markakis.. he actually looks interesting this year.

  46. Chris says:
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    Thanks Grey!

    ‘m in a 12 team h2h roto league, weekly change. Please pick two:

    Carasco-Back Stiffness
    Odorizzi
    Trevor Williams
    Luke Weaver

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Be good to know matchups

      • Chris says:
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        Carrasco vs Tor
        T Williams @ Wash
        Weaver Vs Cubs
        Odorizzi @ CHW

        Carrasco has back stiffness but everything I’m reading says he’ll play. Have you heard any differently?

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Williams, Weaver and Odorizzi are sketchy

  47. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Was offered Khris Davis and David Price for my Corbin. Take the deal? Good sell high or am I not getting enough in return? Thanks!

  48. kilkennybrian says:
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    Tropeano and Heaney have gaudy SoN Numbers coming up.. you starting? Tropeano hasn’t been good.

    Also, catcher is a train wreck if your trying to stream/ride hot bat. Dropped Iannetta for nobody. Idk what to do. They all stink.

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @kilkennybrian: Yeah, just put tape over your catcher spot on your monitor, the black electricians tape you can’t see through. Problem solved!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kilkennybrian: I don’t know who they’re starting against, but I listen to SON

  49. Oppo Taco says:
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    Skaggs or Kingham the better add? 5×5 roto keeper. Thanks!

  50. Fred says:
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    Heard the Braves may call up Mike Soroka to pitch on Wed against the Mets? Worth the pick up?

  51. Murph says:
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    i got questions y’all

    1 – Cut Castillo for any of: Nova, Ross, Marco Gonzales, or Guerra?
    2 – Trade my Morrow for his McCullers or Arrieta? (and which would u prefer)
    3 – Have a ton of pitching – cut any of Ed-Rod, Shark, Wacha for a catcher like Zunino or Suzuki?
    4 – Peralta, Chapman, Altherr, Soler, Teoscar – can you rank ROS?

    Many thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: 1. Look at matchups 2. McCullers 3. You want an extra catcher? 4. Peralta

  52. DonnieB says:
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    Best 5th OF ROS: Schebler or Domingo Santana?
    Best DL stash ROS: Avisail or Gohara?
    Are you still holding Ian Happ and Luis Castillo in a 12 team league?
    Thanks for all your help. Your posts are the best on Algore’s internet!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DonnieB: Domingo — Gohara — Dropping them likely — thanks!

  53. JakeTPE says:
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    Hey Grey! Superb recap.

    Did not want it to go unnoticed that the Grande Dolor (aka or is it el Gran Dolor?) got his first stolen base of the season! We’ll take ’em any way we can get em.

    That aside, it was a bit rough for my fantasy teams (Carrasco, Ray, etc) this weekend, so I hear ya on the FMFBBL. BTW, did Jay (or another editor) try and sneak some football stuff in (Ray blurb) or are you just subconsciously really psyched about the just-completed NFL draft? =P

    Have a good one and happy Bauer Day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: How was that football stuff? Bauer!

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Grey: think the Ray blurb says FMFFBL! so I was just being one of those Internet commentators… Don’t tell me football>baseball for you, too!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah

  54. Colin McReynolds says:
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    Need to pick two of these guys to SIT. Whatchu think?

    Mikolas (CHC)
    Tanaka (@HOU)
    Wacha (CHW)
    Newcomb (SF, @NYM)
    Weaver (CHC)

  55. Synyster says:
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    Morning thanks for the read! With Puig hitting the Disgraceful List, who would be a good add from the following? Don’t like carrying bench bats in my H2H 6×6 (QS,OBP) league. We have 70 moves capped throughout the season. Thanks!

    SP avail: Jarlin Garcia, Junior Guerra, Colon, Liriano, Bud Norris, Tyler Mahle, Brandon McCarthy
    Bats avail: Pillar, Belt, Odubel, Frazier, Tescar, Cron

    My team as follows:

    C. Cervelli, 1B. Hosmer, 2B. Dee Gordon, 3B. Machado, SS. Gregorius, OF. Trout, OF. Cain, OF. Merrifield, Util. Jose Ramirez, B. Braun, DL. Puig.

    SP. deGrom, SP. Snell, RP. Chapman, RP. Herrera, P. Trevor Williams, P. Bauer, P. Eduardo Rodriguez, P. Wacha, P. Ohtani, P. Taillon.

  56. Big Magoo

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    Interesting Haniger/Healy comp. I know you were going for the Seattle/teammates/Grohl thing, but it’s like comparing Shaw to the current version of Pujols. Should be similar in HR/RBI, but Shaw has the clear edge in runs. And steals. And average.

    Trevor Williams has a 5.86 K/9, 4.33 BB/9, and a 6.1% SwStr%. Has a high FB% (40.2%), but has only allowed 1 HR in 35.1 innings. The Regression Fairies are licking their chops.

    McCullers: “Check out my Jay Z-Contact% – I got 99 curveballs but you can’t hit one.”

    Acuna!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Big Magoo: McCullers — HAHA — yup… Agreed on Williams, hoping RFs take him out this week for a spin, bc I’m benching him for his matchups

  57. FrankGrimes says:
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    Franchy is mine! I’m not sharing this time damn you haha.

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        With Tatis and to some extent Urias looming
        Pads future offense look8ng quite legit.

  58. Ted Williams Frozen Head says:
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    Got Rendon coming back, need to lose one of Rosario or Davidson in a 12T mixed – who ya dropping?

    Also no Franchy?? (I accept imaginary dollars by carrier pigeon thank you)

  59. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    would you drop for T williams? Dahl? Would you roll an above average offense out with no bench an play matchups to do that? 6×6 QS/OPS

    • ROTO OVERLORD says:
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      @ROTO OVERLORD: T Williams for Dahl? Or Healy for Dahl? ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ROTO OVERLORD: I’d hold for now, maybe Healy over Dahl if Healy’s got better matchups this week

  60. Gotime says:
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    Morning Grey.. in a 12tm H2H weekly lock league, QS not wins..
    1. Would you start Wacha vs White Sox and potentially vs Cubs or bench
    2. Would you start Clevinger vs Tex and @ Yankees or bench in favor of Devinski or Colome to help with ratios.
    3. Start Conforto 6 games vs Atl and vs Col or 5 game Jo-Ma 2 vs White Sox 3 vs Cubs
    Thanks and nice read!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gotime: 1. Start 2. Devenski 3. Conforto

  61. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi Grey, would you drop Ketel Marte for Brandon Crawford?

    Also, which SP are you starting this week: Samardzija vs. SD, Mikolas vs. CHC, or L. Castillo vs. MIL?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @asdfasdf: Meh on Ketel — Samardzija

  62. Chicitysox23 says:
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    Gattis just became available in my league. Slow start for him, you think he bounces back?

    I have Wellington Castillo at Catching currently.

    • Grey

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      @Chicitysox23: I don’t think much of Gattis, CBS ranked him in the top 20 overall tho

  63. Ostyle15 says:
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    Yo Mr. Grey,

    Excellent write up as always.

    Thoughts on Chad Bettis? He for real? Have a waiver claim on him (pending) and dropping Guerra (other Pitchers are Snell, Bauer, Gio, Devenski, Boxberger, and J Garcia). Good move? meh move? Playing with fuego?

    H2H 5×5 weekly locks.

      • Ostyle15 says:
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        @Grey: also: time to drop Colome or hold? have Devenski and Boxberger (knebel on DL) as Rps. Thanks again, mang!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  64. Zeus says:
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    Those pirates really loved heir Bolivian marching powder.

    What are your thoughts on Desmond rebounding. Terrible ground ball rate but maybe the Rockies coaches can help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeus: I think the Rockies just need to get a week plus in Coors

  65. DLev45 says:
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    Bench bats:

    Mancini
    Gleyber

    Bats available:

    Chris Taylor
    Gardner
    Zimmerman
    Scooter
    Carpenter
    Desmond
    Happ
    Pillar
    Mallex
    Healy
    Dahl
    Austin
    Leonys Martin

    Make any moves, or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DLev45: Taylor over Gleyber

  66. The Great Knoche says:
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    JA Happ reinvention looks real. Good article about vertical movement on his 2-seam and 4-seam fastball on fangraphs, and how he is using those pitches more often, and moving away from his off speed stuff. I prefer the Rich Hill comparison for Happ except without the blisters.

    There should be a glossary term for a pitcher who redefines how he pitches in older age and becomes fantasy relevant.

    • Grey

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      @The Great Knoche: I was thinking that about a term, but Mondays are already crazy with weekly comments

  67. Big Ticket says:
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    10 team standard roto, have a glut of OF. Should I look to sell anyone or just hold? If so, who do I sell?

    Trout, JDM, Acuna, Conforto, Rosario, Haniger, Inciarte

    • Big Ticket says:
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      @Big Ticket: Hoskins and C. Taylor are also in IF slots that could flip to OF if need be.

  68. Zeus says:
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    Remember when the Astros were involved in a hacking scandal? Have hey hacked Ray Serage’s laptop? Seems like good ol Ray used to be he pitching whisperer and now any Pirate that goes to the Astros becomes an ace.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeus: Haha, true!

  69. Turd Ferguson says:
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    NOOO BABY OIL!

      • Turd Ferguson says:
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        @Grey: From the Andre the Giant doc. Based on the Big John Stud reference., I figured you watched it on HBO. There’s a part where Hilk Hogan is telling a story impersonating both Andre and The Macho Man. It’s priceless.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that was great!

  70. Chucky says:
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    I’m not trying to be a wise guy..I swear. Which Michael? Taylor or Stanton?

  71. Matt says:
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    Context: NL-only 5×5. Each transaction costs me $5. So, not a wheel and deal kind of league, and I’ve already had to make 15 moves due to DL garbage. I am running in the top 3 so far though, so trying to make a run at it.

    First: Worst bats are Schebler, Villanueva, Dahl, Duvall. I’m lacking in HR and SBs, top 2 everywhere else. Set to activate Rendon in a few days (I can only hope) and Franchy Cordero on the wire. Would you drop Duvall to add Franchy, and then drop Dahl to activate Rendon? Ranking them: Schebler/Villa, Franchy, Dahl, Duvall. I think Franchy maybe more SB/HR upside than Duvall and more likely to stick around than Dahl?

    Second: I am trying to focus on ERA/WHIP/SV at the expense of K/W. I currently have Ottavino, but Barraclough is now available. Is Barr a worthwhile upgrade? Maybe more save chances long-term? My staff is Hill, Corbin, Pivetta, Wacha, Gohara, Hand, Neris, Hader, Ottavino.

    Third: Finally dropped Holland like an ex-gf. That felt good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt: Yes, lose Duvall for Franchy — Hold Ottavino

  72. Turd Ferguson says:
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    You think Kingham is good now? Wait til Houston gets him and Glasgow. Pirate to Astro to Ace.

  73. Michael says:
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    Who’s the drop when Rendon comes off the DL: D. Deshields, B. Hamilton, or S. Kingery?

  74. Rizzoaintgotitnomo says:
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    What side of Chris sale and Strasburg for rizzo and Jacob junis you on?

  75. Scott says:
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    This is going to be a lost year for myers since he has to play OF now. He never could stay on the field until he moved to 1b. Don’t know why they gave hosmer all that money. Moose would have been a better fit.

    Cargo or bautista ros?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Agreed on Hosmer/Padres — CarGo either

  76. Happyharry says:
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    Great Stuff as usual Grey, 12 team, H2H, 6X6. Which one do I drop for DL activation….
    E. Rosario or Mancini? Thanks man!

  77. Wilsonian says:
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    Rank for me for right now and rest of the season, please:

    Cron, Belt, Franchy, Teoscar, Chapman, Sano

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

  78. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good morning, Grey. OZUNA should totally play in that Godzilla costume! It looks so natural on him. And it’s hysterical in retrospect what a big impact Big John Studd had on my childhood. Was fun to hear that Andre HATED him in real life. You must have seen the Andre doc by now, no?

    Anywho, I could really use your help, please. These guys are the back-end of my rotation:
    SP: Godley, Berrios, Weaver, Wacha,
    RP: Greene, Barroclough

    Would you drop any to add one or more of the following guys: Mahle, Folty, Skaggs, J Flaherty, Buehler, Kingham, K Gibson, Teheran, Strohman, A Sanchez, Jo Mo, Odorizzi, Lynn, T Ross, Estrada

    Thanks a lot!

  79. Steve says:
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    Swanson, Peraza or Adames?

    Buehler or Gohara?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: Peraza — Buehler

  80. Steve says:
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    Now that Hill has had a setback, are you going to continue to hold Buehler? Looks like he could get another start this week but overall will probably have his innings capped.

    Dodgers look like a different team from last year. Roberts benched his all-star ROY for lack of hustle in a game they were losing. Problems in LA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve: I’m holding Buehler

  81. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league

    Which side wins:

    Puig/Maeda or Quintana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Quintana, pretty fair tho

  82. phil says:
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    Would you pick up Cozart and drop one of Semien, A.Simmons, T. Anderson, A. Cabrera?

  83. William Hung says:
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    My team got bit with the injury bug over the weekend:
    Current DL spot is used by Odor, with Rendon eating up a bench spot. Within a day, Betts, Puig, and Sano all got something

    Do I put Puig in my DL spot and drop Odor, or do I drop Puig for a healthy OF? My current 2B is Moncada and I also have Chris Taylor.

    I am in a shallow league, so I have plenty of options if I drop Puig:
    -Aaron Hicks, your boy Eddie Rosario (who I dropped for Sano), Schebler, Domingo Santana, Michael Brantley

    Also, friggin Vince Velasquez single handedly destroyed me in 3 categories (Losses, ERA, WHIP) and I lost my H2H matchup :(

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: Went into the year feeling great with an OF of Betts, Eddie Rosario and Yasiel Puig with Chris Taylor as my UTIL bat… it’s now the end of April and Rosario and Puig have been nothing short of garbage

        I read your preseason Puig blurb again and I feel like before I licked my screen when I drafted him, he took a dump all over it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, it’s still early

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, but what fun is fantasy baseball if you can’t panic a little bit early on… I was in last place as late as memorial day weekend last season and came back to win it all. What I need is a key panic drop from another team (which I thought I got out of Sano and Billy Hamilton)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hear ya

              • William Hung says:
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                @Grey: Latest on Sano is that the Twins will place him on the DL – is it worth it to wait this out or should I drop for one of your buys – Dahl, DeShizz, Cron, Mike A Taylor… Sano is my UTIL hitter so any of these guys are fine. I could hold Sano and have Rendon and Shaw as my 3B/UTIL guys. I also dropped VV for Domingo so I still have Puig, which I will definitely have to drop over Sano, I’m guessing… this might be the year the injury bug sinks my team

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Grab Cron

  84. Autolycus says:
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    Shallow mixed league… With Puig going on the DL, pick up Teoscar, Franchy, Tim Anderson, Dickerson, Yonder, or Peraza?

    Doing okay with speed, could use avg and power help.

  85. Brett says:
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    QS league. Can you rank these pitchers:

    Luke Weaver, Castillo, Lucchesi, Maeda

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brett: Reverse order

  86. Launch Angle says:
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    In order, who would you rather have ROS for a standard, season-long roto using R/HR/RBI/SB/AVG…Schoop, Albies, Jose Ramirez?

  87. Dancin Homer says:
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    Is VV officially droppable now? In 12-team H2H league with deep benches, but really debating cutting him to stream SP’s from his spot.

    agree or think he’s still a “hold”?

  88. Swick says:
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    hey man

    is it time to cut stroman in a dynasty? guy has been flat out trash

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swick: Depends on league size

  89. Rafael Kam says:
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    Because ESPN is wonky, I can keep Healy in my DL spot indefinitely as long as I’m not adding anyone. I could probably live with that for a while. Or I can drop one of these guys to get him active in my OBP league lineup:

    Peraza, Almora, C. Taylor, I. Desmond

    Sit tight with DL fraud? Drop one of the above? Try to do a 2 for 1 trade?

    I have 3 solid closers and great pitching (Pivetta is my #6), so it’s hard to see dropping a pitcher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rafael Kam: I’d likely lose Almora unless this is a very deep league

  90. Cyler says:
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    Is it time to cut bait on Gattis? I know I know catcher question. But the beauty of his was he was a catcher who doesn’t play catcher. He was supposed to DH nearly every game but he has sat 4 of the last 5 games.

    I am in a 10 team roto OPS. Here is who is available:

    Kurt Suzuki
    Wilson Ramos
    Brian McCann
    Robinson Chirinos
    Lucroy

    Or hold on to Gattis for a bit longer?

  91. southside dom says:
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    Leonys Martin over Mancini, Villanueva, or DeJong?

      • Crime Dog says:
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        @Grey: you really dropping Villanueva at this point?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not for anyone, but I guess if options are good

  92. Robert Schroeder says:
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    Stroman a dump even in a deep league? Has Minn next.

  93. steve stevenson says:
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    10×10 H2H, limited moves (19 left for the year), I’ve been cruising in 1st place with a 4-man rotation, a bunch of mediocre RP and a killer offense, but with Ray heading to the DL I’ll be down a starter. Would you use a roster move on Happ, or just hold for the next couple weeks and see how things go?

  94. Hershel says:
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    @Grey: SON had Caleb at $0.5 this week at Cinci. You streaming him in 12 team weekly mixed roto?

    Thanks!

  95. southside dom says:
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    Also, pick two to start in the OF:

    -Eddie Rosario: TOR3, @CHW4 ($21.9)
    -Khris Davis: @SEA3, BAL3 ($12.6)
    -Mitch Haniger: OAK3, LAA3 ($9.2)

  96. crimedog says:
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    OZUNA hate cherrywood!

    Also, I think Dave Roberts needs benched.

  97. Luke says:
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    Grey,

    Would you drop Kingery or Mancini for Peraza in a 12 team league or hold?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Luke: Kingery

  98. Lindorphins says:
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    Should I assume from your comments that you’d drop Brach for O’Day? Ottavino is also available but no other current closers. Fortunately I have Britton stashed on my DL but trying to figure out the best use of that RP slot until he’s back.

    ROS, who do you prefer between Peraza, Ian Happ, Franchy, Healy and Domingo Santana?

    Also, I can feel myself irrationally going down with the Castillo ship but there’s nothing anybody can really do to help me on that front.

    Thanks!

  99. Dazed and Confused says:
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    Picked up Sabathia as a last minute stream last night to try to win K’s. Wasn’t considering keeping him but is he a hold at this point? Or use that spot to stream or pick up Newcomb? Not thrilled about starting him against Cleveland next.

  100. SheaSeraSera says:
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    12 team 6×6 extra catagory OPS and CG’s. Worth holding onto Melancon now that he is on the 60 day DL? Will he even be closer when he returns?

    Thinking of dropping him and moving one of my other DL guys (Trumbo, Miller, Puig)to that spot. Franchy, Leonidas Martin and Pedro Alvarez are available.

  101. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – for weekly league, which 2 guys are you *sitting* this week? Tron is mixed on them.

    – Peralta (en feugo + 7 games, but besides Brock Stewart, he faces tough lefties and Cole, Verlander, Morton)
    – Jose Martinez (only 5 games, v CHW and CHC, but good matchups)
    – Kinsler (6, 3 v BAL 4 @ SEA, best pitcher is Bundy, but he’s been cold the last couple weeks)
    – Villar (6, 3 @Cin, 3 v PIT)
    – Schebler(6 v bad MIL and MIA pitching, but 3 lefties)

    Thanks!

  102. wudaben says:
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    Need to dump either Gohara or VVelasquez for a bat this week due to DL issues. 12 H2H points league with limited pickups on the season. I’m thinking there is less of a chance that VV get’s snagged off the wire over Gohara so hoping I can get either back later. Who would you drop?

  103. kilkennybrian says:
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    Span has been red hot. Drop either Margot or Mallex Smith for him?

    I’m raveling at MI.. drop Gurriel Jr. Or K Marte for Pinder, Howie Kendrick or Nick Ahmed?

    Thanks.

  104. Jack says:
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    Peraza or Gleyber?

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Jack: peraza (in same boat myself)

  105. Dan says:
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    Who has a better chance of not destroying my ratios?

    Marco Gonzales or Marco Estrada

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: You’re playing Marco Polo all wrong… Estrada

  106. vee says:
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    Hey Grey – great stuff as usual (how do you spell the short form of usual anyway?? as yoosh? yoozh?”)

    bench Sonny Gray today @ HOU?

    thx n cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @vee: Uze — God yes on Gray

  107. Nick says:
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    Grey,
    after your Friday’ Sell column
    Just Dong dingued’up4/4 …. and is slashing .330 !

    still a SELL?
    is Kluber a 1 for 1 straight up for JD?

    Nick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Yes, he’s a sell but now for someone I ranked after him in the preseason

  108. Terrence Mann says:
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    It’s amazing to me that Denny’s is the favorite breakfast place of just about everyone in Cali. Like, have they never had waffles or chicken fried steak anywhere else? Ever? It’s akin to the guy that marries the first female he slept with, except it seemingly applies to the whole state. Didn’t you ever want to get an Asian escort in Vegas?

    I mean, Cracker Barrel will BLOW YOUR MIND!!!

  109. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    In an RCL type league, do you have a cut off point where starting pitchers become streamers? For example, using this weeks Top 100, with a few exceptions like Charlie Morton, the pitchers feel kinda random after the top 20 or so. The roster spots seem better used for batty calls or flyer picks. I’d appreciate a few thoughts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Schmohawks Bob: Can hold 1-6 SPs — depends on who they are and how you’re managing your team

  110. Murph says:
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    Morrow/Peralta for Upton/Grandal – which side wins?

  111. Nightmare! says:
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    Happy Monday Greylord!!! Coming to you from sunny STL with a couple of questions! Llllllets gooo!!

    1) Rhys Hoskins or Mitch Haniger ROS

    2) please rank the top 3 out of this group:
    Folty, Stratton, Estrada, Mahle, Davies

    PS. Is it Wednesday yet? Let’s go Americans!! Hope they don’t die at the end

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nightmare!: Hoskins 2. Folty, Stratton — Americans!

  112. Lindorphins says:
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    Very different players but just based on value – Lindor or Giancarlo ROS and beyond (keeper league). Gracias.

  113. JP says:
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    12 team league, keep the faith in Carlos Santana or drop him for Kevin Pillar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JP: Hold

  114. kilkennybrian says:
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    Chirinos or Iannetta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chirinos

  115. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    I was going to ask about C. Smith, but from the sounds of it, he is simply a Streamer. Would you add Folty over him in a Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League?

    And is it safe to drop Holland in our Yahoo 12 Team H2H League with OPS and Holds? I have benched him, bit could probably use the spot.

    Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Folty over him — sure you can drop Holland

  116. Moon Shots says:
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    Whattup Grey. Thanks for being you. What do you think of my Paul JeDong (i think the name fits) as a buy low for his OzunaSauras? Im in 10 team NL only H2H.

    Also..should i sell Billy Hamilton for whatever table scraps i can get at this point?

    And what about Castillo…still in on him if i could manage a buy low?

    Thanks dood!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna side — I don’t trust Castillo to rebound, concerned on him…. Yes on Hamilton

  117. chris pierce says:
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    Grey,

    Bench question only one DL spot. I have Souza, Puig and Schoop.

    Drop any of the above for. Cordero, Longoria, L Martin, M Smith, Joc Pederson, Eduardo Escobar and Jake Lamb?

    Bench
    Jose Martinez
    Schoop DL
    Story
    Inciarte
    Mazarra
    Puig – DL
    Souza – DL (IN MY ONLY SPOT)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  118. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I know you answered above but it wasn’t clear.

    How do you rank Luis castillo, Caleb smith, Tyson Ross, and Tyler Skaggs ? Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re streamers, look at matchups… Skaggs, Ross, Smith

  119. Marti says:
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    Made 2 trades in my 10 team nl only this weekend. I gave up Goldie cargo McCutchen Forsyth and steckenrider and got back Rizzo Carlos Santana Manuel Margot Jose Quintana and Trevor Williams. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  120. Jubaka says:
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    I didn’t think Myers or yelich were over there oblique injuries yet. That’s why they were hitting over .300 at one point with no power. Should I bench yelich a little while longer in Favor of teoscer and schebler? Even when matchup for all look promising.
    Today
    yelich @ finnagen
    Schebler vs Cachin
    Teoscer @ lynn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Yelich

  121. PR says:
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    12-team daily, out of DL space. Drop Puig, Thames or Odor? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thames

  122. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello again Grey,
    How stupid is Dave Roberts? Is he wearing the same hat as Donny Baseball, because he was kinda a dunce as well as Manager – and Donny is probably my second favorite player of all time.

    Dave couldn’t figure out the Hill – Buehler thingy and avoid sending him down? Really? I dropped Buehler a day after I added him when I found out, but he would have been a nice SP with RP status. Dumb asses! I may grab him again.

    That’s all. Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I hear ya

  123. surfer dude says:
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    Hello, I’m in 10 tm h2h pts, for ROS

    1) Please select 2 for ROS
    Smoak, Belt, Olsen, Cron, Alonso

    2) Please select 1 For ROS
    Peraza, Dozier, Robertson

    3) Please select 2 for ROS
    Dom.Santana, M.Taylor, Teoscar, Herrera, Pillar, Rosario

    Thanks for taking the time and sharing your thoughts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Smoak, Cron 2. Dozier 3. Domingo, Rosario

  124. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Late to the post today…
    short q …
    Y. Molina / N. Pivetta for T. Story / F. Cervelli ???

    For context: my only SS is T Anderson. Iannetta, Chirinos, Flowers on the waiver

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story side

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        @Grey: i’ll ride with you toretto

  125. vee says:
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    thinking of temporarily benching Bregman until he starts to get hot…

    pick up Andrelton or Peraza to bench bregman for now? or bad idea altogether

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d play Bregman

  126. Jubaka says:
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    11 team season long points league.
    C: Contreras
    1b: Votto
    2b: Murphy
    3b: Villanueva
    Ss: Seager
    Of: Hoskins
    Of: Marte
    Of: Yelich
    Ut: Myers
    Bench: Adsrubel, Tim anderson, Mazara, Schebler, Teoscer.
    D.L: Lamb
    #1 My question is should I target Peraza on waivers? For who.
    #2 Should I trade Myers away for pitching?
    Sp: Noah Syndaguard
    Sp: Patrick Corbin
    Rp: Kela
    Rp: Giles
    P: Madson
    P: Peacock
    P: A. Miller
    Bench: Snell, Pivetta, Mikolas, Castillo
    I’m holding Castillo for one maybe two more starts to see what he does.. it’s limited innings..

    • Jubaka says:
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      @Jubaka: oh I also have Zach Britton in my other D.L spot too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have too many bench bats

      • Jubaka says:
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        @Grey: 5 pitchers with full season’s could fill the inning limit. There isn’t anything out on waivers for pitching so i figured hold a couple players from offense and hope they draw trade interest. Until I know were gray, Castillo, pom, and a few others start to look better.
        Should I just drop schebler and pick up gray, or Straily or Anderson, Guerra , Garcia?
        The power with schebler starting in there could get me to catch up quick if all of them hit 2 homers in a day..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t know which Gray

      • Jubaka says:
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        @Grey: well after Myers and yelich came back I still had lamb and Murphy on the dl.. Now Myers is back on the dl. I planned on dropping vil, adsrubel, and schebler as Murphy , lamb, and Myers come back.. but they been doing well. So idk. I do have to many but minus 3 for 3 guys being on the dl.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  127. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto redraft

    Drop any of the following for Folty?

    Taillon, Trevor Williams, Buehler, J. Gray, Pivetta, Wacha, J. Gray

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Williams

  128. J-FOH says:
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    When I hear Barraclaugh I always go here

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… You should watch Line of Duty if you haven’t

  129. JB says:
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    Keeper league 5×5 OBP where I need starting pitching help for ERA/WHIP would you trade David Dahl/Scott Kingery for Alex Wood/Mike Soroka?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery

  130. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    Weekly league, standard categories, struggling with who to bench. Pick one to SIT.

    Story – 3 @ NYM, 3 @ CHC
    Lindor – 3 v TEX, 1 V TOR, 3 @ NYY
    Anderson – 4 v MIN, 2 @ STL
    Cruz – 3 v LAA, 3 v OAK

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  131. Random Collmenter says:
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    Start Fulmer vs. Rays or Darvish vs. Rockies this week?

    Thanks!

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Random Collmenter: fulmer although SON loves darvish, wtf

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure where they are, but sure

  132. J-FOH says:
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    Shouldn’t it be FERALando Rodney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So good!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: you put out a saucer of saves and half the time he either craps in the dish or just flat knocks it over and hisses

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay, this is a Golden State Killer reference, right?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Or am I just hearing these references everywhere right now

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Grey: what references?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha, I’m going crazy, I think

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Grey: going?…

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Haha AHHHHH!!!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: welcome to the club. The first step is acknowledging the problem. The second step is now dressing the part

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Track pants don’t work?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Grey: damn, you skipped step two already. Okay then I guess just be real honest with everyone and they will think you are kidding…but you’re not

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’m not…but maybe I am!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Grey Anime is pretty crazy….and feels so real

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      What if that really was me?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      then we’re all on drugs and dont know what is reality anymore….

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      This is sounding more likely!

  133. K-doggy says:
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    Got to drop 1 position dont matter
    Eugenio Suarez
    Justin Bour
    Franchy Cordero
    Eddie Rosario

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bour

  134. Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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    Any idea why Scott Kingery is only listed as a 2B/MI in an RCL league? I’m in RCL 62 if that helps at all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Where should he be eligible?

      • Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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        @Grey: He has started 7 games at 3B, 5 at SS, 5 in the OF but is only listed as a 2B/MI.

        Is there a website to track this or is it all controlled by Commisioners?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Should be tracked by Fantrax — he needs 10 games, no?

  135. Sad Keanu says:
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    Bench Junis tomorrow @ BOS in 10 team H2H?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  136. Jubaka says:
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    I just looked at Chase Anderson and his stats look fine.. Should I definitely drop Castillo for him or should I drop schebler.. also on the wire is Straily,Gibson, jarlin, junior Guerra, saroka.
    Out of Anderson, those guys..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castillo

  137. kilkennybrian says:
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    ROS, OPS league, Rank
    Domingo, E Rosario, M. smith, Choo, Margot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo, Rosario

  138. SR2014 says:
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    Side A: Conforto
    Side B: Archer and Domingo

    Rest of pitching staff: Cueto, Price, Corbin, Snell, Manaea, Hamels

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer

  139. C says:
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    Yo Grey-

    Great stuff and Happy Monday! Guy wants my C. Knebel in 12 team 6×6 Roto. He offered Paxton. I’d be willing to deal Knebel for a better pitcher than Paxton.

    What’s your order of preference:

    1. My Knebel and C. Morton for Thor
    2. My Knebel and B. Snell for Thor
    3. My Knebel and C. Archer for Thor

    He also has Carrasco, but I think I’d prefer Thor.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! 2, 3, 1…These aren’t very close

      • Jubaka says:
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        @Grey:@Grey: Thor is hopefully going to be. A top five pitcher this year. You don’t trade that for a closer and back end starter.

  140. Mike says:
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    Been offered Acuña + Taillon for either Greinke or Arrieta.

    Points League. Should I accept? If so which one do I let go?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrieta, take it and run

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: Will do! Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  141. JC says:
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    When Robbie Ray goes on DL, pick up
    Jarlin Garcia or Kyle Gibson?
    Is it close?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gibson

  142. Sam Jacobs says:
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    Trying to gauge Albies trade value….

    Albies is a top __ player rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      30

  143. H says:
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    I’m such a sucker for saves and the counting stats that go with them. I’d like to pick up ODay but not sure who to drop or just hold. I’d hate for another team to get him if I could/should…thanks!

    Pitchers: Greinke, Cueto, Wood, Berrios, Pivetta, Hill, Roark, Sanchez

    Relief: Osuna, Boxberger, Familia, Holland, Norris, Soria

    DL Knebel, Britton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  144. DonnieB says:
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    I currently have Ian Happ at 2B in 12 team keeper. My SPs are Severino,Nola,Archer,Corbin,Bauer and Wacha with Castillo on bench. I have been offered Cano and Maeda for Bauer. Take or Meh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano side if you need a 2B

  145. peacecoast says:
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    so I have a Ring video doorbell and it’s really pretty cool. For the first time ever I know what my mailman looks like. And my drycleaning delivery dude. And how late my nanny comes to work.
    Highly recommended. You may not even need to hire a security guard after all…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, did you pick that up after you saw Gomorra?

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: nah we did a major house renovation and the old door bell was broken.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          So now you got the peepbell, nice!

  146. knucks says:
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    Just pulled the trigger on this one in my 12 team 6×6 roto (extra cats are OPS and QS)…

    My Luis Castillo for his Marwin. I see from the ROS Player Rater and your pre-season ranks, I can’t expect a ton from Marwin going forward. But I was stuck starting Starlin Castro in my MI slot since Josh Harrison went down. Anyways, this was better than a straight Castillo drop I guess. My other MI options from the wire were guys like Flaherty, Chris Owings, Aledmys Diaz.

    You’d have done this trade well, correct?

    In the same league, I just traded away Strickland and got back Buster Posey. Will be the first time I ever owned Posey. Guy had 2 catchers and needed saves this badly I guess *shoulder shrug emoji*. SAGNOF/CAGNOF swap of my dreams. I already own Felipe and Kenley. And had been going without a catcher recently (I didn’t draft one and had been playing one only when matchups made sense). The available catcher list a bigger joke than the MI one.

    I’m in last in most hitting categories in this league. Here are my bats as of now, for Shizz/Gigs…

    C- Posey
    1B- Rizzo
    2B- Peraza
    3B- Devers
    SS- Treat
    MI- Castro
    CI-Abreu
    OF-Ozuna
    OF-Polanco
    OF-Acuna
    OF-Choo
    DH- Nelson Cruz (so dumb… DH slot has already voted out/remove for 2019)
    UT-Cron
    Bench- Deshields

    I posted my squad so that you can tell me better days are ahead. Am I right? Please tell me I’m right. Or do I still have alotta work to do with this team here? Don’t feel the need to post arms, I’m solid there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade sounds fine… Posey’s bleh, but whatever… Your team looks like it should be solid, better days ahead!

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Agreed on Posey, I was just like uhh sure, sounds good. And the guy was talking about losing Posey like he was giving away his newborn child. I was all… “breh, you offered this to me… I’m fine with you hitting cxl before I hit accept, I really don’t care. also, you own Gary Sanchez, why did you then also draft Posey ya goof”. No joke, that was my note to him during negotiations haha. These people and their catchers. So funny.

  147. Dynasty leaguer says:
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    Grey

    I asked Ralph this yesterday and he was very up in the air. So what’s you’re thoughts

    Dynasty league

    Trout
    For
    Acuna and T Turner

    Ralph said he hated the Idea of trading Trout but he said this offer would be hard for him not to take.

    What side you taking?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trea

  148. Happyharry says:
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    Grey, 12 Team, H2H, 6X6. Would you drop Alfaro or Hedges to pick up Chirinos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alfaro

  149. Cohen says:
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    Tropeano at home vs Balt Tue
    Heaney at home vs Balt Wed
    SON likes both
    Who would u start ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trop

  150. Ron Pridgen says:
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    Do you have a list of 2-3 trade targets that should be pursued going into the rest of the season?

    1) Would you trade for Encarnacion or is the beginning of the end?
    2) Would you trade for Robbie Ray if you have a DL spot to spare?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I’d trade for him 2. Yup

  151. Matt says:
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    I have Moose at 3rd and Sano riding my bench. Is Sano worth keeping, or at this stage should I cut my loses, and drop him for pitching which I need?

    Also, would you hold on Duffy and or Velasquez, or are both waiver worthy?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop Duffy and VV in some leagues… I’d hold Sano

  152. Ron Pridgen says:
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    1) Soler, Winker, Dahl, Kemp, Schebler – Top 2?

    2) Mikolas, Castillo, Nova, Gausman – Top 2?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl, Schebler 2. Mikolas, Gausman

  153. Nature Boy says:
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    Lose Castillo for Williams in limited moves league? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  154. Cram It says:
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    You had to pick up Rajai right? I thought I was making a good move. I hope he breaks both of his legs as he gets thrown out stealing 2nd.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Cram It: he’ll swipe second first and then break his legs stealing third…of course he will be safe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! I’ll take an 0-for-3 with an SB

  155. Gobblers says:
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    Ola Grey!

    Please pick two for the weekly, NFBC, 15-team…

    B McCarthy v SF -5
    J Montgomery @ Hou -9; v Cle +6
    Minor v Bos -5
    Pivetta @ Wash -5
    T Ross @ SF -9

    Thanks FML Grizzle!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None… Ross, McCarthy

  156. Tony B. says:
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    Grey, I’m struggling to to a short bench but active league. (12 team 5×5 yahoo std. League, 4 Bench, 2 util) Should I dump Encarnacion and pick up someone like Franchy Cordero or Taylor from Washington? Need some steals. I love your articles, and visit daily because I love the content that this site brings!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, hold

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Tony B.: Only if you are in my league.

      If you are tired of Encarnacion, try trading him for someone who can get you SBs – you can do way better than guys like Cordero or M. Taylor. You should be able to pick up someone like Starling Marte or Lorenzo Cain for him, or at worst a Whit Merrifield.

  157. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Can Ray please be DL’ed before games start today? It would be nice to have that extra roster spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Also, since the D’backs play today wouldn’t they want to have a full roster?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’d think

  158. JC says:
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    Merrifield for Cesar and Strickland. Thoughts?

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      @JC: Merrifield side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whit side

  159. Cohen says:
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    Dahl not starting again against a lefty. I have a open spot. Worth dropping for Winker or hold.? If he ends up platooning at best that sucks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can go with Winker

  160. chris pierce says:
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    I currently own Ianetta, who isn’t doing anything. Only thing on waivers. Suzuki who clears waivers this week, Gomes, McCann, Chirinos, Castillo. well at least to mention.

    Someone has Molina and Realmuto.

    Would you offer a draft pick or any of these players for catcher?

    Jose Martinez
    Schoop
    Story
    Brantley
    Mazara
    Puig
    Souza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  161. KarlJ says:
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    Lol at CBS ranking Gattis in the top 20. In the old days, when we would still do an in-person draft, I would search online for the wonkiest rankings, print out a bunch of them and spread them all over the draft table hoping one of my league mates would be stupid enough to use them.
    The other thing I used to do many years ago was steal my brother’s fantasy draft guide and replace it with one from the year before and chuckle as he attempts to draft guys that have since retired :)

    Apologize if this was already asked – ROS would you rather have Folty, Gohara or Caleb Smith?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! Nice strategy! Folty

  162. Nitro says:
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    Trade offer:

    Goldy for J Lowerie and Conforto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy

  163. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Sorry to repeat but…

    “1) Besides Mikolas, which other starter do you like best for the interim?:

    Mikolas: CHC, @SD, @MIN, KC
    Pivetta: @WAS, @SF, @BAL, @STL
    Skaggs: @SEA, MIN, HOU, @TOR
    T Ross: @SF, WAS, STL, @PIT
    Newcomb: @NYM, SF, @MIA, CHC
    Wheeler: COL, @PHI, ARI, MIA
    Gibson: TOR, @CHW, @LAA, MIL

    2) Between Gibson and Newcomb, which 2 start pitchers do you prefer?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Newcomb 2. Newcomb

  164. Green monstah says:
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    Howdy jam master Grey!!

    Hope your weekend was splendid! Onto this week, it’s h2h points weekly league.

    Which OF would you rather start this week? If not starting thoughts of adding just merely as depth?

    Looking at :
    Teoscar Hernandez (gets 8 games this week:
    – 3 at Minnesota. 5 at Cleveland including at double header Thursday

    Jorge soler (7 games, 3 @ Boston & 4 vs tigers)

    Franchy Cordero (6 games; 3 @ SF & 3 vs Dodgers)

    Now the top overall bat regardless of position & not just for this week but longer term:

    – CJ Cron (1b/DH)

    – Pedro Alvarez (DH)

    – Daniel Robertson (SS/2b)

    – Eduardo Escobar (SS/3b/DH)

    – denard span (OF/DH)

    – mark canha

    – Jose Bautista (stash?)

    I recently added both Gleybor Torres & Miguel andujar good move?

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teoscar — Cron– sounds fine

  165. the tone ranger says:
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    Hey grey,
    can you rank these bums ROS for 1b?

    Josh Bell, Healy, Santana, Mancini
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini, Santana

  166. Gotime says:
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    Have a trade offer, here’s the scenario…(now I have Tribe called quest in my head). Anyway:

    12 tm H2H 5×5 cats redraft
    My Corbin for his Ozuna

    My team
    Molina
    1 Rizzo
    2 Albies
    3 Freeman
    SS Timmy Anderson
    OF JD Martinez
    OF Benintendi
    OF E Rosario
    Util Moncada
    Util Conforto
    Bn Jo-Ma DL Puig DL Rendon

    Carrasco Bauer Alex Wood Rich Hill Pivetta Wacha Giles Devinski Vizcaino

    Would you take it or hold since Rendon should be back soon …
    Thanks again, and nice Nirvana reference in today’s read! That brings me back…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna side

      • Gotime says:
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        @Grey: Give Corbin before Bauer right? (He wants either one)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  167. Gordon Bombay says:
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    Hey Grey – in a weekly points league would you rather start Samardzija at home against SD or kyle hendricks at home against COL??
    Thank you sir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hendricks

  168. Jubaka says:
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    Schebler is batting cleanup today and marte is getting a day off today.. Do I smell a grand slam..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so!

  169. Steven Henn says:
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    Great stuff …you make Mondays exciting …hope you had a great weekend
    12 team roto with weekly lineups.
    Gausman @ Oak (SON 3.8)
    Godley LAD (-1.0)
    Kingham @ Milw (not listed)
    Wheeler Col (17.7)
    Shark SD (18.2)
    Gibson Tor & @ CHW (15.6)
    Wacha CHW & CHC (21.2)
    Mahle Mia (7.0)
    S Gray @ Hou & Cle (-5.2)

    1)Need 4 SPs in addition to C Mart, Bauer, & Snell for this week. Leaning going with SON scores except putting in Gibson with his 2 starts over Wheeler (hard to trust NYM SPs except Thor & DeGrom for now)
    2) Just saw O’Day available …rolling with Kimbrel & Hand currently. Grab him & drop the above Wheeler or Kingham who I just plucked off off the wire with hopes of rookie goodness

    • Steven Henn says:
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      @Steven Henn: how sure are we in believing O’Day is THE GUY for now until Britton maybe returns?? 65-70%??

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        75

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! 1. Go with SON, Gibson over Wheeler 2. Wheeler for O’Day

  170. DodgersWindowClosed says:
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    Desmond or Trey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini

  171. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    cargo or longo ops league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo

  172. LenFuego says:
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    What the hell kind of an injury is “biceps spasms”? Seriously, anyone ever heard of that before?

    Whatever it is, it was enough to get Miggy Cabrera pulled yesterday and leave him out of the lineup today. Which leaves me deciding whether to substitute Lewis Brinson in for him in my weekly lineup 12 team 5×5 roto league.

    I think I am still leaning Miggy, but I like Brinson’s SB potential this week with series against the Philies and Reds (who have given up the 2nd and 8th most SBs this year) and would hate to see Miggy sitting all week in my lineup because his biceps are quaking.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Miggy

      • LenFuego says:
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        @Grey: All right, fine, but when Brinson steals 4 bases this week while Miggy sits the week out, I am coming back here and … well, you know, reading the articles and stuff.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  173. Nightmare! says:
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    I can’t decide! You be the deciding factor buddy!

    Eduardo Escobar ([email protected], 3vs TOR)
    Eugenio Suarez (3vsMIA, 3vs MIL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Suarez

  174. Jacks says:
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    Benching Sano this week. Who do I pick up? E Suarez, Frazier, Villaneuva, Candelario, or Longoria?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Suarez

  175. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 OPS BAA
    Scherzer for Abreu? Need power.

    Was also thinking Scherzer and Chapman for Arenado but I doubt he’d go for it. Too much, too little, thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me — I’d take Arenado first

  176. Teddy Heater says:
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    Hey Skip, I know your answer to this already but can you appease my co owner. He drafted and I’m trying to pick up the pieces- ESPN 10 team H2H 5×5 OPS instead of AVG, give me 4-5 names to cut or Trade

    No C
    1B-Abreu
    2B-Dozier
    SS-Trea Turner
    IF-Bryant
    IF-Hosmer
    OF-Ozuna
    OF-Benintendi
    OF Cain
    OF-Gardner
    OF-Bruce
    Util-C Santana
    Bench- D Murphy, T Anderson, M Carpenter, Brantley
    DL J Turner

    Archer
    Fulmer
    Porcello
    Snell
    C Anderson
    Buehler
    RP-Morrow
    RP-Kimbrel
    DL-Bumgarner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut Brantley, Bruce, Buehler — Trade Bum

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: Internet high Five, I said the exact same thing except Bum!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends what you can get for Bum, obvi

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: Laura’s killing it in her ESPN league she’s 4-0. She took the Grey & Teddy cheat sheet into her draft and killed it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              But mostly Grey!

              • Teddy Heater says:
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                @Grey: Tru Dat. GREY & 3 point font Teddy. Ha!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

                  • Teddy Heater says:
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                    @Grey: Let’s just say that she’ll be paying for our dinner date…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, when we gonna double date again?

                  • Teddy Heater says:
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                    @Grey:
                    Yadi
                    Au Shizz
                    C Taylor
                    Manny
                    Didi
                    Freeman
                    Segura
                    Marte
                    Haniger
                    Rosario
                    B Ham
                    Eaton
                    Bell
                    Bench- Devers, Ohtani, Trumbo, Puig
                    Cmart
                    Corbin
                    Williams
                    Ohtani
                    Ryu
                    Wood
                    Chapman
                    Vasquez
                    DL Hill

  177. Alex says:
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    Are we still holding Holland? I just dropped him for Neris in a 8 team league. O’Day was available too.

    It’s been done, but how’d I do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  178. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    What do you think about trading Folty for Michael A. Taylor in a 15 teamer? Rudy has them about even, I could use some SBs and my pitching is pretty solid (Scherzer, Bauer, Wacha, Ryu, E-Rod, Mikolas, T-Willy, Kennedy and Reynaldo Lopez). Tried trading Lopez for him, but this was countered. I’m considering, just doing a sanity check. I love Folty, but I think he’s expendable. Taylor would basically replace Ketel Marte in my UTIL spot when everyone gets healthy someday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Taylor, I like Folty a lot, but has no track record

      • MattTruss

        MattTruss says:
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        I hear ya, I’m such a sucker for Ks! I think my pitching is strong enough though, I’m going for it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good luck, Truss!

  179. Peter Rabbit says:
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    Any reason to hold onto Gardner or Zimmerman with the lineup I have? I was thinking that I will never use them and could use that spot to stream. I still need to get Bogaerts off of my DL slot.

    C ramos
    1b – votto
    2b – Lawrie
    3b – gallo
    ss – bogaerts
    of – jd martinez
    of – cain
    of – haniger
    util – bregman
    util – encarcion
    bench – olsen, merrifield, villanueva, ender, zimmerman, gardner
    dl – rendon, schoop, odor

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No, but shame to drop them

  180. Dancin Homer says:
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    Fernando Romero getting the call Wednesday vs. the Jays.

    Worth adding in 12-team leagues or more for deeper/ AL-only leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Al-Only

  181. Ty says:
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    Would you drop Dexter Fowler for Ian Happ if you needed a 2B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  182. joe says:
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    Drop Luis Castillo for Folty?
    12 team standard roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  183. Sven

    n says:
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    h2h Points league, looking to add/trade for a short-stop. What kind of guys do you think I could land if I were shopping Jed Lowrie?

    Currently my only SS is Bregman, and I’m deep at 2B/3B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nothing to improve on Bregman

  184. Fogimon says:
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    Sunday wrapped up the worst ERA week my team has had in 3-4 years. The ONLY bright spot was Trevor Williams (thanks Grey), well, and Corey Kluber, but he’s a Klu-bot from planet strikeout.

    Feels like a Monday headache hangover full of Berrios, Velasquez, Pivetta, Wood, Weaver, and Castillo. It hurts, it hurts.

    Make it stop!!! My team ERA went from 3.24 to 3.94 in 1 week. Interestingly, my WHIP didn’t move that much, probably because most of these guys couldn’t get out of the 5th inning in their starts.

    No questions here, just vomit-induced complaining. Its Monday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch…Times you wish you were in H2H

  185. J-FOH says:
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    Hey Corey, maybe you should have had the surgery in the off season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, kiss this season goodbye

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: The getting therapy to fix things has got to stop. Get cut or get on

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You should be the world’s Dr. Phil

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Dr. FohL?

            Back to Seager, is tomorrows title going to be Turn the Page on Seager? Because it should and you can give me full credit and then Rudy can come in and say what his was…BTW, turn the page is a popular Bob Seager song

  186. Jubaka says:
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    Corey seager hitting the D.L.. Should I feel confident in having Tim Anderson starting, in 11 teams.. or pickup peraza and drop anderson? Seager should be back soon though.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jubaka: he’s having Tommy John and is done for the season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Anderson

    • Dangerfield51 says:
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      @Jubaka:
      Seager is done for the season…Tommy John

  187. Steven Henn says:
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    Any intel on the status of Rendon. I have in a weekly lineup & do not even see him listed on Hittertron. The only possible drops would be Mahle, Kingman, or Gausman. We have a 30 player rosters but no DL slots & Puig & Schoop are not playing as well.
    So do I hope for the best & leave him active ..roll the dice he back sooner rather then later??
    Options are Moran, P Alvarez, Winkler, Almora, or L Morrison

    • William Hung says:
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      @Steven Henn: tough to say – he’s going out on a rehab assignment tomorrow, so he should play over the weekend for sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s out for at least 3 more days — Start Alvarez

  188. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Of course they put Ray on the DL 20 minutes after games start for today. Classic.

    I swear if Jose Peraza, who I would’ve picked up with the roster spot, has a big night……Well, well, I am not going to be very happy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya, Garvin

  189. Vee says:
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    Man I feel like an annoying girlfriend today… nagged u 3 times!!!

    With DJ Lmao-hieu hitting the DL, I gotta drop one of my DL stashes.

    Drop Odor or Wainwright?

    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wainwright

  190. Jubaka says:
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    Seager would be back at the beginning of next year right if he has Tommy john.. is his career over..

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Jubaka: likely late next year.

      He’s a good stash. In dynasty.

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Jubaka: “career over?” WTF. it’s not d.wright’s disease here, it’s a simple TJ (on a non pitcher as well)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll be fine in 10 months

  191. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    and again on ceager with the fantasy owners knowing probably what 7 weeks ago he needed this before the team even did, and all we go by is rotoworld blurbs. imagine how much better doctors we’d be if we ya know had actual medical degrees. this comment is probably only what like 30% funny too.

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Crapshoot Kershaw: 30% being funny, i know it’s funny (but true)

    • Grey

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      Haha

  192. Jimmy Suitcase says:
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    Lost Corey Seager for the year to TJ. Just was offered Gleyber Torres for my Schwarber. Have plenty of OF depth. 5×5 13 team standard Roto. Am I taking it?

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Jimmy Suitcase: probably just pick up d.robertson or the kike or pinder or somebody than that one (if redraft). guessing this can’t be a dynasty as you probably wouldn’t get that offer.

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        @Crapshoot Kershaw: I own seager for 3 more years at 30$ .. deductible from the starting draft budget..
        So again,,, really? Late next year!!! I want to drop him but don’t want to get 15 dollars taken out of the draft budget as a penalty for canceling his contract.. unless I scoop him back up before someone else does after dropping him… the price others could keep him depends on the ESPN auction price for this year .. If it’s high I could just take a 15 dollar deductable next year, draft him for a couple bucks and resume the contract… If he isnt coming back until late next year.. although would he be worth more then a couple bucks in the draft next year (keeper)if he isn’t coming back till late season.. because then I would pay that much plus the $15 deductible already.. just to resume the contract..
        I’m guessing keep him but that’s $30 next year on him hurt!

    • Grey

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      Sounds fine

      • Jubaka says:
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        @Grey: thank you! I have Murphy coming back, adsrubel can slide to shortstop/or Tim anderson can stay there. Who to drop?
        Villinueva,adsrubel,anderson,lamb,schebler,mazara,teoscer?
        Myers is my utility.. and he’s hurt.. so one of these guys is my utility along side myers.. And I still need a 6th pitcher. Season long points

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          @Jubaka: sorry I just feel like a lot changed with who I should prioritize holding onto now..
          Mazara and teoscer are written as possible utility replacements/ droppable.. it looks cut out on my screen but I wrote it in up there. Sorry so much..

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I like Mazara and Teoscar

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can drop Schebler and Villanueva

  193. FrankGrimes says:
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    Shit there goes Mr Bauer’s W!
    120+ pitches….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad though!

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:

        Not bad. Wasn’t a very clean sixth.
        Surprised they brought him out for 7.

        • Grey

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          Yeah, agreed

  194. hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    Thanks for the great write-up! Seems like everyone’s getting buzzed on Mikolas Ultra over here, would you pick him up at the expense of Clevinger, Wacha or Pivetta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Clevinger

  195. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey. Suarez or Kyle Seager in a head to head points league? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Suarez

  196. Dau Tranh says:
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    Candelario, Cron, Villanueva, Teoscar—one of them has to go when Rendon returns. Your choice?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jeimer

  197. Chris says:
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    Util Spot Opened up.

    Cron, Healy, Dahl, Schebler who would you pick off waivers? I’m OK on steals, could use some power.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

  198. dk says:
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    With Seager gone, would you pick up Kike Hernandez or Eduardo Escobar? Waiver wire SS is slim pickings

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Escobar

  199. William Hung says:
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    Friggin’ Barraclough and Shane Greene killing my bullpen

    I just got offered Michael Conforto for Yasiel Puig – should I just take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: So when I saw Barraclough was pitching, my first thought was that the Marlins game was almost over – nope, they threw him out there in the 7th inning. Soooooo is he not the next in line for SVs then?

  200. Long Bawls says:
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    Man, Chris Martin is really coldplaying this Texas game.

  201. los locos says:
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    Grey, loss Seager. Had Story as backup and picked up Simmons, dropped Souza. My DL this season is getting nuts. Schoop, Puig, Seager and Souza. Hopefully I made the right drop.

    10 team keeper league 5×5 OBP.

    Cron, Escobar (Twins), Cordero all on waivers.

    My bench players
    Drop Brantley and Puig for Cron and Escobar?

  202. Jubaka says:
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    Should I go for Chase Anderson or that prospect being called up Romero. How big a bid should I throw.

  203. hal_incandenza says:
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    12 team 6×6 w/OPS & Holds, QS instead of Wins.

    With Puig underperforming, I spent the last week scrounging for what I could at RF on the wire (adding Canha and most recently Soler). Now with Puig officially to DL and the meager fruit I have from the wire, I might need to re-double my efforts.

    1) Would offering McCullers “Cullers, Cullers” for David Peralta be too much to part with?
    2) How about McCullers and Gardner for Peralta and Stroman?

    FWIW, Trade With Another Team (TWAT) analysis puts it at McCullers value at $7.2 and Peralta at $4.6 in this format. I’m surprised it’s that close. It seems to me that McC3 is among the leaders in K, which is coincidentally why I drafted him. I’m not sure that Peralta is worth him.

    This dialogue started with me offering Braun for Peralta straight-up. Other guy countered asking for both Braun and McC3, with him also off-loading Stroman my way (whom I drop, so I’m not really factoring him in). My non-McC3 SP are Thor, Carrasco, Wacha, and Folty. We roster a lot of RP with the Holds added in.

    Thanks for your opinions (lurkers: interested in your opinions as well).

  204. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Josh Hader. Wow. Almost makes up for Greene. Almost.

  205. Dodgers Mash Unit says:
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    Jo Mart and Trey for Bientendi and Eugenio. Which side?

  206. Dodgers Mash Unit says:
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    Carlos Santana, Suarez, Schebler, Bux, Bour, Franco. Rank top two please

  207. coacher says:
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    “Surprised you didn’t mention Franchy. Dude, shame on you.”

    2-catcher OBP roto league. Which two?

    Wieters, Maile, Hedges, Severino, Alfaro, A.Barnes, J.McCann, Flowers, Castro

  208. Blipbloop says:
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    $10 rizzo for $30 Stanton… keeper league. What have you?

  209. Bronx bombers says:
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    Would you move Villanueva for Nola. I have Moustakas and Kingery to play 3rd. I don’t really need the pitching but I kind of do. Barely winning. 5×5 Head- head. Daily

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