Now, on most occasions, if one were to toot his own horn, he’d never leave the house.  And, coincidentally, I don’t go out that much.  However, seriously, rain down your props on me for Nick Pivetta.  Rain them down!  Who else told you to grab him the 1st week of the season?  Yesterday, he went 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.72.  I’ve been telling you people — yeah, you people! — to own Pivetta forever (six weeks).  He’s a new, different — better even! — pitcher this year.  He has a 10 K/9 and 2.2 BB/9.  If you don’t know why that’s good, I can help you, but it could take some time.  You do know what numbers are, right?  Okay, good first step.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Edubray Ramos – 2/3 IP, 2 Ks to start the 9th in a save situation, without breaking a sweat, then was removed for Hector Neris to get the last out.  Instead of going to the matchups, Gabe Kapler should be going to the mattresses.  Gabe Kapler is the worst person in history.  I saw it on the History Channel, don’t dispute me.  I’d still hold Ramos and Neris (I guess) if you need saves, but this is a shituation of epic barf.

Cesar Hernandez – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .267.  Cesar said he’d take that ball toga!  No?  Okay.

Adam Jones – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .259.  You can’t find a more boring (boringer?) outfielder.  The boringest?

Trevor Bauer – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.59.  Speaking of horn tooting, I ranked Bauer in the top 20 starters!  If you don’t own him, that’s on you, homey.

Michael Brantley – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 6th homer, hitting .338.  He gives me such serious mehs, but even I can’t deny he’s having a decent season.  …And here’s Grey King Cole with Unmistakable!  “That’s why, Brantley, it’s incredible, that Grey mentioned you…It’s unmistakable, that’s what a mention of you are (good English).”

Nelson Cruz – Out for a few games with a sore right foot.  They call that a *pinkie to mouth*  Nelson Bruz.

Robinson Cano – Underwent surgery on his fractured finger.  The doctors said he mumbled in surgery, “The PEDs never helped me lollygag to first on a ground ball.  That lack of hustle was all me.”

Bartolo Colon – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, ERA at 2.82.  His ERA is officially under his weight.  His walk rate is down to 0.71, which is his age.  His K/9 is 5.7, which is the average number of times someone asks him to autograph something in exchange for a burrito.  He could pitch until he’s in his 60’s, and this suddenly became evidence in a child support lawsuit against him.

Carlos Gomez – Hit the DL with a groin injury.  That’s the bad news.  Good news is he has a groin.

C.J. Cron – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and he’s getting so many runs, he must have Cron’s Disease!  In a good way!

Jake Faria – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.20.  This start was against the Royals, and even the Stream-o-Nator was like, “Let’s discuss my disgust,” then clicked the landline, “Hello, is anyone still there?  Why does no one like me?”

Jarrod Dyson – 0-for-1, 1 run, 2 BBs and his 6th steal, as he hit 2nd and took over for Pollock in center.  If Dyson is going to suck up Pollock’s fantasy value, blow some of that in my direction (in deeper leagues, let’s not get carried away).

Matt Koch – 4 1/3 IP, 8 ER.  Ouch.  Koch got Dinkins’d!

Ryan Braun – Sounds like he’s headed to the DL.  Such a PEDs of shizz.

Domingo Santana – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .258.  “I wish we could keep his body in this sky lift, but it’s best to drop it out and let it roll down–Whoa!  Domingo’s hand moved!  He’s alive!”  Not sure where Domingo’s ownership is right now, if he’s available or not, but he has to get better, so BUY!

Travis Shaw – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Cainye MidWest (1-for-3, 2 runs and his 10th steal) has been doing fine, but Yelich (1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer), Braun, Domingo, and Thames have been more or less bleh.

Tyler Saladino – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd this week (though, the first was an inside-the-parker, which is also what Sean Parker calls his blood).  Can say hot schmotato, but don’t expect too much.

Rich HillDodgers say he will start Saturday.  Notice how I didn’t say, “Will start Saturday.”  There will be at least five more updates about his blistery fingers from now until then.  Rich is a total BILF — Blister I’d Like to stab with a Fork.

Justin Smoak – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .255.  Wouldn’t mind seeing Smoak get hot?  Pun?  P to the erhaps.

Teoscar Hernandez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .272.  Once again, he does something just as he’s in the 24-hour countdown for getting dropped off my team.  Way to stay on my team (barely).

J.A. Happ – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.15.  Like a donut, I wholly enjoy Happ — his peripherals are gorge — but this was against the Mets, so obviously a bit more glorious than anyone has reason to expect.

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .242.

Yoenis Cespedes – Hit the DL with a flexor strain.  Phillip Evans (0-for-3) was called up and started in his place.  He has 98 fewer legs than Cespedes, lacks speed and power and was hitting .254 in Triple-A this year, so, well, he’s ownable in NL-Only leagues, and that’s about it.

Zack Wheeler – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.92.  Forever the optimist, Mickey Callaway said, “As far as we know, Zack still has his elbow and forearm, so we’ll take it!”

Jameson Taillon – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.97.  I like him, but he’s kinda basic, huh?  Not like ‘sleeps with her friend’s man’ basic, but like ‘aight, you gotta dazzle a bit more here’ basic.

Yolmer Sanchez – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  It’s the Rise of the 1st Week of the Season Schmotato!

Leury Garcia – 2-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  Damn, I was thisclose to making him a batty call to fill-in for my Rockies hitter, who was off.  By the by, why are there teams off on a Wednesday?  Did MLB schedulers use the Jewish calendar?  Listen in on the MLB front office for something like this, “5775’s gonna be a great year for baseball!”

Tyler Chatwood – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.14 vs. Brandon McCarthy – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.05.  Good old fashioned pitchers’ duel.  Well, not that old fashioned, or they both would’ve thrown into the 9th inning, and at least one of them would’ve thrown more than 85 pitches.

Arodys Vizcaino – 1 IP, 0 ER, and the save, ERA at 2.61.  I guess that panic was over nothing — Snitker, Snitker.

Evan Gattis – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .212.  I keep making fun of CBS for the preseason ranking of Gattis in the top 20 overall for ALL positions, but, ya know what, he’s doing better than Goldschmidt.

Justin Verlander – 9 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.05.  I know this doesn’t fully make sense, but Verlander’s ERA actually went up after a shutout complete game.  Believe me?  Look it up, but that would hurt my feelings, so just believe me.

Brandon Belt – 2-for-5 and his 9th homer, and 3rd homer in three games.  It’s without can, i.e., uncanny, he always homers in five straight games, yet still somehow never tops 20 homers in a year.

Andrew Suarez – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.88.  Sucks he didn’t get to face Eugenio Suarez (was nursing an injury).  Not for novelty sake, but I bet if Suarez faced Suarez the Ghost of Teddy Roosevelt would show up at the game.  Damn, lost $50.  Thanks a lot, SCOTUS!

Matt Harvey – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 6.17.  He’s like a graphic novel crossover of Jimmy Stewart’s Harvey and Donnie Darko.  Jimmy Stewart voice, “Yeah, see, this Harvey character is weird AF.  Now, here’s a poem about my dog, Beau.”

Adam Duvall – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  I’ve been cyclops’ing him on the down low.  He plays close to every day, and he’s hitting close to .300 in the last week (good for him), and has three homers in the last ten games.  First name hot, last name schmotato.

Scooter Gennett – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer, and, like, his 17th homer in the last three weeks.  Scoots McAiry-them-out!  Son just gave you his Scooter Gennett fantasy.  Go read it, and earn Son and I .000000001 of a penny that we can split.

Trevor Cahill – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 2.79, as he was activated from the DL.  If you started him fresh off the DL and in Fenway, you have stones larger than your head.

Marcus Semien – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Between him and OZUNA, I can’t believe I’m in third place in my RCL league.  They have combined for the same amount of homers as Nick Markakis.  Eff me.

Matt Olson – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer, and two homers in the last three games.  If he was dropped in your league, now is the time you need to grab him.

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .344.  I will say this, Just Dong seems to know he’s always injured, so he gets his stats in while on the field.

Xander Bogaerts – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .306.  All about that new launch angle.  Dot dot dot.  That has him on pace for 19 homers.  Okay, okay, he was hurt at one point.  Why you making excuses for him?  You Scott Boras?

Elieser Hernandez – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  The Dodgers are promoting everyone into a top prospect.  It’s like, “He’s got a 60-grade fastball, but 80-grade vs. the Dodgers.”  Elieser, author of Night, has 12 IP above High-A ball, so, ooh, baby, you like it raw.  His last High-A season, he had a 3.98 ERA, and the Dodgers made him look good.  Oy.

Justin Bour – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games.  Hot schmotato risin’, gonna keep on risin’!

Starlin Castro – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .300.  He seems like the type of player who plays well when no one is watching, right?

Walker Buehler – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 2.67.  Oh, no, the Dodgers have polluted Buehler’s womb!

Yasmani Grandal – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .278.  A bit unrelated, but this got me thinking, I’m not saying Austin Barnes has the curative powers of Windex, but maybe start him at 2nd base over, I don’t know, the 58-year-old Utley?

Lance Lynn – 3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 7.47.  Coincidentally, his pilot program with the Twins is not working out well.

Tommy Pham – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 8th homer, hitting .312.  I was off on Pham in the preseason.  I’ve seen enough now, he is a legit late-career breakout.  It’s all right, I’m correct enough, occasionally I need to throw bones to the Fantasy Baseball Overlord.

Miles Mikolas – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 2.63.  Appizzarently, I have more faith in Mikolas than Matheny.

Carlos Martinez – Headed for another MRI on his lat strain to see if it’s healed.  Reminds me the time I did an x-ray on my stomach to see if I was hungry.

Byron Buxton – 0-for-3, 1 run.  Must’ve hurt Buxton’s feelings that Robbie Grossman pinch-hit for him in the 8th inning of a close game.  They’ve know each other since they were child actors on the set of Richie Rich.

Logan Morrison – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .206.  To say this is a hot streak is like saying Kathy Bates was a hot streak in About Schmidt.

Jason Castro – Done for the season.  Mitch Garver will take over catching duties like a toilet.

   
  1. Joe Di Banger says:
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    Grey, in a keeper league, I got offered Goldy for Correa. My current 1B is Belt..

    My other SS is segura.

    What do you think? Is it close?

    Question B.

    How valuable would you consider a draft pick in a keeper league? Our league allows me to keep 5 players for next season. Someone offered me Votto plus his 3rd pick (8th round pick) for Corbin and my 1st pick (6th round pick). Current 1B are Hosmer and HamRam.

    Both are roto 5×5 leagues

    Thanks

    • c says:
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      @Joe Di Banger: honestly, right now I’d want Correa. Goldy just doesn’t look right.

    • curiousgeorgespringer says:
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      @Joe Di Banger: value of picks just depends on who gets kept. You don’t say how many teams are in your league, but if there are 12 teams and everyone is keeping 5 guys you figure the top 50-55 or so probably are kept, so throughout the first round there is likely to be some serious fall off, as there maybe are a few top 25 guys and then some top 40 guys, etc.

      Pretty big gap from round 1 to round 3.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe Di Banger: I’d take Correa… W/out knowing how many teams are in a league, is tough to know what a draft pick means — I don’t see why you need Votto

  2. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    First. That is all.

  3. surfer dude says:
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    Hi, 10 tm h2h pts, pls rank foe ROS: Cron, M.Adams, Olsen -thanks a bunch!

  4. Taylor Sims says:
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    List in order of must own: Puig, Buxton, D. Santana, Jose Martinez, Conforto, T. Hernandez, A. Garcia

  5. Matty says:
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    What’s the current consensus on Bregman? Will he turn it around? Do I trade him for a sack of potatoes?

    You see Bartolo take that Segura liner off his tummy? He was extra grateful for the free burrito extra guac last night.

    • dingo37 says:
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      @Matty: Only if your stuck on Mars

    • Cram It says:
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      @Matty: He’s better than a sack of potatoes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: Haha, I hadn’t seen that… Bregman will be fine

    • Evil Knebel says:
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      @Matty: I traded for Schopp yesterday.

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Matty: Bregman was hitting tracers in yesterday’s game – just right at people. He is on pace for about 100 walks and 50 doubles and has a .378 OBP, so he is playing good baseball, just not yet producing numbers that put smiles on non-OBP fantasy owners’ faces. He should be fine.

  6. Lipson says:
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    ERod or Pivetta?

    When is it time to cut OZUNA loose?

  7. newbvic says:
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    are you trading the likes of price and samardzija for hot waiver guys like pivetta?

    • dingo37 says:
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      @newbvic: FWIW; I did

    • Cram It says:
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      @newbvic: Yeah, like 2 weeks ago.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @newbvic: I wouldn’t own Price or Samardzija in most leagues

  8. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    I guess since all teams have to have a day off every week (that’s why we’re seeing fewer injuries now), they decided to spread it around rather than put them all on Thursday and Monday. Probably makes sense.

    • Cram It says:
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      @VinWins: I was wondering why I’m having to make multiple moves everyday in RCL. I thought it was just some funky scheduling to start the year, but I guess this is the way it’s going to be?

      • VinWins

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        @Cram It: I looked at July and August to see if it was a spring thing, and there were 4 Wednesdays with the full slate and 5 with 2 teams being off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins: They have to? Really? So there’s no 7 game slates for anyone? Wow, had not noticed that

      • VinWins

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        @Grey: Yeah, that’s why they started a few days early. Although, with makeup games days off can get scrapped.

        The rule used to be you couldn’t play more than 20 straight days.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, interesting…Thanks, Vin!

  9. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!

    Awesome write-up!

    a. Jason Castro was playing? Don’t answer that rhetorical question, I was so desperate for catchers when Molina went injured that I spent a whole game watching him! What happened to him since he was with the Astros? Also don’t answer, rhetorical.

    b. JV is so good.

    c. Am in 2nd in my RCL but just. Here’s the standings.

    1. 81
    2. 80 (me)
    3. 79
    4. 79
    5. 78

    My team

    C Contreras
    1B Freeman
    2B Gordon
    3B Chapman
    SS Anderson
    CI Cron
    MI Scooter
    OF Acuna
    OF Adams
    OF Harper
    OF Hicks
    OF Inciarte
    U Olson
    Bench Gardner
    Bench Gurriel

    Injured Reserve Lamb

    P Bradley
    P Flaherty
    P Green
    P Jansen
    P Knebel
    P McCullers
    P Norris
    P Peralta, Freddy
    P Strickland
    Bench Verlander (started him last night of course, this is the lineup for tonight)
    Injured reserve Rodon

    Am 3rd in hitting (43) and 5th in pitching (37)

    HITTING

    Runs – 3rd (303), 4th is 298 and 2nd is 310
    HRs – 4th (84), 5th is a tie at 83 and 2nd is a tie with 86
    RBIs – 6th (268), 7th is 264 and 5th is 270
    SBs – 1st (67), 2nd is 46
    BA – 8th (.258), 9th is .257 and 7th is .260

    PITCHING

    Ws – tied for 8th (20), 10th is 19 and 7th is 21
    INN – in 10th (334 IP), 11th is 330.1 and 9th is 337
    Ks – tied for 5th (367), 7th is 365 and 4th is 384
    S – three-way tie for 5th (25), 8th is 16 and 4th is 28
    ERA – 6th (3.37), 7th is 3.46 and 5th is 3.24
    WHIP – 2nd (1.120), 3rd is also 1.120 but percentage points higher than mine, 1st is 1.047

    Where do I have to focus more? Stay the course? Start more? Start less? Will for sure suffer tonight because I have no starters going and am short on a few bats because of the short schedule. Also lost some action yesterday from three players who didn’t play because of the [email protected] postponement.

    d. Mark Twain quote of the day for May 17

    The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Thanks! Get some power if you can w/out killing your average… And I think I have exactly 334 IP too!– Your pitching looks much better than mine tho, I don’t know Peralta’s next matchup, but I doubt I’d start him in an RCL D. Awesome!

      • Ante GALIC says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!

        a. In that 5X5 RCL, would you start any of the following?

        1. VV @STL (Weaver)
        2. Luke Weaver at home versus Philly (VV)
        3. Gonzales @ home versus DET (Boyd)
        4. Samardzija @ home versus COL (Bettis)

        If so, would you drop Peralta for any of them? Rotoballer loves Peralta. Could also drop Gurriel, though I know he’ll get hot eventually.

        b. I know you all love them idioms. And because I dote on you, well have at ’em!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Weaver — WTF is a Rotoballer? Drop Peralta for Weaver if you need the start, otherwise lay off the SPs for today B. I do!

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Ante GALIC: The thing about your team that jumps out at me is that you have a lot of surplus SBs – you lead the category 67-46. You have the #1, 2 and 5 guys in SBs (Inciarte, Gordon and Anderson), and I wiil not be a bit surprised if Acuna is also top 10 by the time the season is over. If I were you, I would be looking to turn Inciarte into a high quality power hitter (Moistasskiss?) and/or a high quality innings-eating SP (Bauer? Strasburg?). Just my two cents.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        This is true Ante

  10. aardvark says:
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    Trying to figure out who I should pick up. Odor or Cron.
    I have Lowrie but he seems like he’s about to fall off. And Cron has been awesome. With who I have on my roster it comes down to having either a combo of Cron/ bellinger/ Lowrie in the lineup or mancini/ bellinger/ odor. I would grab both but I only have one move left this week after I re-pick up pivetta

    • dingo37 says:
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      @aardvark: not sure you need either, but if you really want both get cron now (since odor is the most likely to still be there next week)

    • Cram It says:
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      @aardvark: Cron should be owned.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @aardvark: I dropped Lowrie a few weeks ago…So I’d go Odor

      • aardvark says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  11. John says:
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    10 Team H2H, I would be trading Abreu and Merrifield for Votto. Too much for Votto?

  12. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Is Buxton cut-able in a 14-team league? 20-player teams -> only 280 players.

    My OF is now Cain; Rosario; and DeShields (Buxton my bench bat). Pivetta (!) is still available and would be my pick-up for Buxton. Trades in this league not viable.

    • dingo37 says:
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      @Norm Ginsberg: FWIW; My leagues 324 players and he’s avail. (Pivetta is not)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Norm Ginsberg: You can’t cut Buxton, but I would try to own Pivetta

      • is the price right? says:
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        non-trading league, dropping price for pivetta yet? also have quintana stinking up my ratios.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  13. Jeffe says:
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    Great read as usual Grey. I got offered this trade and curious to your thoughts. Team A trades Machado and Stratsburg for Team B’s Jose Rameriz, Dallas Keuchel and Zach Greinke. Who wins?

    • dingo37 says:
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      @Jeffe: very, very close…gimme jose squad

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeffe: Agree with dingo

      • Jeffe says:
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        @Grey: thanks fellas! I will have to drop Wacha, Buehler, Newcomb or Yu Darvish. *sigh*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wacha

  14. Tony C says:
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    Great article Grey and thanks for the advice on Pivetta as I picked him up on Sunday for his two start week. Is it me or does it seem the Pads have about 5 relevant fantasy OFs? Speaking of which I need to add an OF and drop a SP.
    My SP in a 12 team league are: Severino, Nola, Weaver, Newcomb, Pivetta, Buehler, Flaherty, Foltynewicz, Pomeranz, Hellickson with Chase and Cueto on my DL.
    We
    Available OFs are D.Santana, Jankowski, Cordero, Reyes, Olson, Kepler, Goodrum, Dexter Foul, and Margot. Please rank your top 3 OFs and which SP you’d drop. Is Chase also a drop when he comes off my DL? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Pom, Hellickson for Domingo, Olson

  15. NJ says:
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    Good morning – In a 10 team H2H league, I would be trading Abreu and Merrifield for Votto. The CWS are all that great offensively, but is this too much for Votto? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @NJ: Yes

  16. Brennan Cassidy says:
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    Need three for a points league ROS: Scooter, Eddie Rosario, Inciarte, Ozuna, Soler, Ryon Healy, and Belt. Leaning towards Ozuna, Inciarte, and Rosario but Ozuna has been dreadful.

    Thanks!

  17. Bones says:
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    4×4 who to drop Alonso Matt chapman cozart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alonso

  18. GroovyGreg says:
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    Good write up Grey!

    In my 12 team H2H, Jameson Taillon is on waiver. I I could drop Maeda/L Weaver/Rich Hill/J Junis, or do I hold those 4 and pass on Taillon?

    Thanks as always!

    • dingo37 says:
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      @GroovyGreg: Tomatoes, tomotoes. I might make the move with Junis after he clears . Definitely wouldn’t use a prime waiver postion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GroovyGreg: Weaver, prolly, but I’d look at matchups

  19. on says:
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    Puig or Domingo ROS

    • dingo37 says:
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      @on: My heart says Puig while my brain says just remember what he thought of your third wife.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @on: Domingo

      • Crime Dog says:
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        @Grey: grey are you just now downgrading Puig as he’s starting to hit? He now has more homers than the dingo I believe.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I didn’t downgrade him, he’s hitting .145 and in the 8 hole, he downgraded himself

          • Crime Dog says:
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            @Grey: up through last week yea I agree but he’s showing signs of life. In the last week he seems to have picked it up, 3 homers, lots of walks, I can’t imagine he sticks in the 8 hole if he’s finally coming alive. He didn’t start to hit last year until June 1st outside of the first 3 games of the season. His BABIP has been goofy low. Also, the dingo has 2 homers on the year, Puig 3 in the last week.

            So this probably gets a “gotcha” response now, but I’m hoping this last week is Puig finally dusting the rust off and in another week you’ll be saying PUIG!!!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hope so too, I own Puig in leagues

              • crime dog says:
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                @Grey: the skillset is there for a great hitter (high walks low K’s) so I’m encouraged by this last week, needless to say.

                • Grey

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                  I’m with you

  20. Zeus says:
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    Tailon is so basic you can call him Pumpkin Spice.

    Now I love a Tribe Called Quest but they shouldn’t have asked Mr Dinkings if he’d please be my mayor. It’s wasnt a really big favor though it was nice to buy 40s with no ID in high school.

    Who’s the pickup in Arizona besides trashy whores? Owings or Descalso?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeus: Haha, yes! Owings

  21. bigbear says:
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    For reals, I read the Wheeler comment and thought of Harvey. Then I got to Harvey and thought, “Didn’t I already read the Harvey blurb?” Scrolls up. Yep, I did.

  22. Dave D says:
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    Let’s give Scioscia a quiz:

    First baseman #1= .246 4/14

    Firstbaseman #2= .289 10/26

    Well, we all know Sciosca would take #1 and did. I’m not sure why he likes Valbuena, but Cron is doing what everyone else knew he could with a full time gig and the confidence of his manager. Oh wait, Valbuena is also a mediocre 3B too. Versatility! Meanwhile, Kaleb Cowart is the next Cron rotting in AAA.

  23. Jogon says:
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    14 teams keeper league, keep 7 hitters and 5 pitchers

    Plan to keep sano, bregman, machado, devers, acuna, l cain and myers.
    Is cano a keeper or do I drop him ?

    Have also kershaw, ray, taillon, j.gray, l.castillo, l weaver and giles. Do i drop o or keep osuna ?

    Tks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jogon: Cano’s not a keeper — prolly try to hold Osuna, but depends how bad you need his roster spot

  24. bigbear says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 (OBP and QS)… I really like my team (wished I had some more pop at 1B and a proven top end SP, but great otherwise). I’ve got Flaherty in my NA slot still cause I didn’t want to drop anyone at the time. Pivetta’s now on the WW. And he’s a guy that should be owned… So I’ve got to drop 2 dudes to clear space. Drop Flaherty (because I’m locked otherwise) and who??? Or hold?

    C – Molina (DL)
    1B – Smoak, Hanley, Madams (can we still call him that?)
    2B – Moncada, Merrifield
    3B – Donaldson, Escobar
    SS – Treat
    CF – Rosario, Acuna
    OF – JD, Upton

    SP – Lester, Buehler, Mikolas, Berrios, CMart, Manaea, Reyes
    RP – Kimbrel, Morrow, Box, Clippard, Hader

      • bigbear says:
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        @Grey: Pivetta over Flaherty too?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  25. Happyharry says:
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    Good stuff as usual Grey, 12 team, H2H, 6X6..Who would you choose ROS?
    Pivetta or Jon Gray? Thanks man!

  26. Jason says:
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    Inciarte is unowned in my 10 team H2H mixed YAHOO league.

    Do I need to add him to my team? If so, who to drop?

    MY TEAM:
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    C – J. Realmuto (C,1B)
    1B – F. Freeman (1B, 3B)
    2B – J. Altuve (2B)
    3B – A Rendon (3B)
    SS – M. Machado (3B, SS))
    OF – S. Marte – (OF)
    OF – Mitch Haniger (OF)
    OF – David Peralta (OF)
    UTIL – Nomar Mazara (OF)
    BENCH: R. Devers – (3B), Jorge soler (OF), Trey Mancini (1B,OF)

    DL: Yadier Molina

    STARTERS:
    =========
    C. Carrasco (SP)
    L. McCullers Jr. (SP)
    J. Paxton (SP)
    E. Roderiguez (SP)
    J. Flaherty (SP)
    W. Buehler (SP, RP)
    C. Smith (SP, RP)

    CLOSERS (only can start 3 at a time)
    ========
    B. Morrow (RP)
    S. Greene (RP)
    Keone Kela (RP)

    BENCH: Zach Britton (RP) [on DL, but my DL spots are full]
    DL – Alex Reyes (SP), C. Martinez (SP)

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jason: Over Soler

    • dingo37 says:
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      @Jason: this^

    • Jason says:
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      @Jason:
      In my rush to get my post out I didn’t realize that I still had Soler on this list. He is no longer on my team as I dropped him to add Andrew Heaney (SP).

      So the same question applies.. is Inciarte a must add for me and if so who to drop?

    • dingo37 says:
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      @Jason: then this^

  27. kilkennybrian says:
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    JeFf Samardzija is on the wire in a deep roto league where I need to catch up on innings. He’s been SOO bad, but SoN loves him today. Start him? Or avoid till he shows a pulse?

  28. LG Baseball says:
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    Great write-up Grey!

    Trying to get the best last couple of bench bats. Please rank top 2 out of the following group:

    Brantley, DeShizz, Domingo, Belt, Carlos Santana, Olson, Hanley, Tesocar

    10 team H2H league and no specific category needs just best ROS.

    Thanks!
    LG

    • Cram It says:
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      @LG Baseball: Brantley, Hanley. No, Domingo, Teoscar. It doesn’t matter with this much talent available in 10 teams, nor does ROS matter. You say Belt today, and then a week from now, he’s sucking and Santana is hot, so will you ask again? Just roster the hot guys you’re only going to play them once a week anyway so hot or not you don’t know what they’re going to do that one game when they’re facing Scherzer and and and *kaboosh!*

      • LG Baseball says:
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        @Cram It: thanks Cram. I agree in my league there is a lot of bat talent to stream but guys like Brantley are slowing warming up to Grey and hard to ignore what he’s done. Of course I will ask again as the season progresses – that’s the fun of fantasy baseball and the awesomeness (word?) of Grey and this site.

        Also Kingery was just dropped and it’s a 10 player keeper. Does he trump one of the two guys above as a stash?

        • Cram It says:
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          @LG Baseball: Depends where your stats are lagging, even though you say no specific needs, and who is on your team. These guys do different things. Brantley is hot now and I like Domingo’s upside rebound potential. Not that you’re going to reap any of the rewards though if they’re rotting on your bench.

          • LG Baseball says:
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            @Cram It: my team is stacked although I do use Hitteron and like having flexibility to take advantage of matchups week to week. I have Bellinger, Jo-Ram, Trea, Rendon, Stanton, Hoskins, Acuna, Bregman and E Rosario playing regularly. If there was any chance Kingery turns it around and becomes one of my 10 keepers given his position flexibility I would consider adding him

            • Cram It says:
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              @LG Baseball: Oh, I just saw that it was a keeper. Sure, I’d go Kingery and Domingo then.

      • LG Baseball says:
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        @Grey: thanks guys!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  29. Phil says:
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    Saves aren’t that important in my league, one of ten categories. Other relief categories are relief wins and relief appearances. That said, who would you drop:

    Giles, boxberger, vizcaino, Norris.

    Thanks!

    • Phil says:
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      Thats one of ten ‘pitching’ categories.

  30. TeOscar Meyer Weiner says:
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    Domingo Santana or Teoscar Hernandez ROS?

  31. Let Buxton Hit in the 8th! says:
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    I knew owning Buxton wouldn’t be too fun at times, but getting lifted in the 8th for Grossman, that’s lower than I expected. Better days are coming, right? he might have to get hot on another fake team in the league, I can use the roster spot on a player with a current heartbeat.

  32. bones says:
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    t4x4 who to drop alonso matt chapman cozart

  33. tbone13176 says:
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    4×4 who to drop alonso matt chapman cozart

  34. Ace of Spades says:
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    Grey

    In one of my leagues last week I traded away Treat Urner, K Davis, Nola and Neris and in exchange I got back Trout, Cozart, D German and Bear claw.

    In the same league two days ago I traded away ( No longer fat ) Adams and Carrasco and I got back Goldy and Pomeranz. ( Making Trevor Bauer my ace )

    In these two trades I am looking for validation or abuse . Did I do good? Did I get fleeced? or are they just Meh.

    In a different league, I just got offered Gary Sanchez. He is asking me for Realmuto, Jed Lowrie and Gardner in return. ( Lowrie was my injury pick up for Odor, so I can now slot Odor back in at 2b ) Gardner was a bench bat although I own Braun in this league who is getting DLed so I will need to pick up a scrub if I make this deal till Braun returns . ( its a 14 teamer with a 5 man OF so not a whole lot available ) . Anyway, Should I pull the trigger to own the dirty Sanchez or should I hold.

    As always , thanks in advance for your insights and infinity thanks to You , Ralph, Rudy and the rest of the crew for all of the work that you do and the entertainment you provide.

    Thanks also to the regular commenters on this blog for their knowledgeable and witty insights as well. It is guys like Cram it, Ante, Oaktown , OSB, peacecoast and many others ( way too many to name ) that keep this thing spinning like a curveball with pine tar and make it the best ( and its not even close ) fantasy baseball site .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ace of Spades: No problem, thanks! These trades sound fair, could go either way… I’d take Gary

  35. Joe Beisbol says:
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    I already have a hole in 2B and nobody good on the wire to fill it. Cron is on the wire and despite having no place to really play him it seems a shame to leave such value in the FA pool for some other team to pick up to use against me. His BABIP is a little high, but his overall stats suggest the breakout is real (yay for full time playing). Question is, who would I drop to add him? Suarez because I’m full of 3B? Sano because I’m tired of waiting for him and he was scuffling badly before the DL trip? Hader because while he helps your ratios he’s not getting saves anymore? No one?

    Would you pick up Cron and, if so, who would be your drop?

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe Beisbol: You wanna pick up Cron with no place to play him while not having a 2B? You’re not going about this thing right

      • LenFuego says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, there has to be someone on the waiver wire worth adding at 2b … even guys like Leury Garcia, Jonathan Villar, or Niko Goodrum could give you something there.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

          • Joe Beisbol says:
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            @Grey:

            Who would you drop for a Goodrum?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Freeland

            • LenFuego says:
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              @Joe Beisbol: I did not realize Murphy is potentially back as early as tomorrow, so maybe you can sit tight for a day given that. But if he has any setback, I would not lose sleep over dropping Freeland if you can use that spot for a 2B. Another option is to look for a trade – you could see, e.g., if you could transmogrify Suarez or Healy into a decent 2B.

  36. Gonzo says:
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    Olson got dropped in my 10tm 5×5 league. Ive used about half of my pickups already. Drop Fatt Adams for him or hold? Thanks!

  37. AP says:
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    Damn you, Grey…..my fantasy team sucks, but I’m still laughing about your HOF ballot with all bees on it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AP: Haha, thanks

      • LenFuego says:
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        @Grey:Grey, I meant to confirm that they are Australian bees you drew, right? (Might take a minute … think about it … think about it … …. …. there, you got it!)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, of course!

  38. Murph says:
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    Grey
    Here’s my CI,OF, UTIL –
    Stanton marte Cain Peralta Puig soler Dahl Franco
    Drop any for: Domingo Santana, Olsen or Matt Davidson?
    Specifically struggling in RBIs
    Thanks sir!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: Dahl, Soler — Domingo, Olson

  39. knucks says:
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    FYI Mets fans, Keith is on that Barstool pod w/ Dallas Braden. Gonna start it in a bit.

  40. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey!

    1. Russell Martin or Manny Pina as your C2? FYI – Pina would require $1 FAAB (Martin is rostered now).

    2. Also, JoMart or Teoscar? Is it close?

  41. Tony C says:
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    Great article today Grey! Thanks for the updates and opinion. Thanks for your advice on Pivetta as I picked him up on Sunday.

    In a 12 team league I will drop 2 SP soon among:
    Flaherty, Hellickson, Chase, and Pomeranz (my other SP are Severino, Nola, Weaver, Pivetta, Buehler, Folty, Newcomb and Cueto-DL) to pickup 2 OFs.

    Please rank your top 3 OFs among:
    D. Santana, Jankowski, Reyes-SD, Margot, Cordero, Olson, Souza, Goodrum, Hanson, Desmond and Reddick. Which 2 of my SPs would you drop? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: You asked this already

  42. coacher says:
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    I just picked up Bader for my OF (14-team OBP 5×5 roto) but now I’m wondering if I should have grabbed Saladino or Dyson?

    • coacher says:
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      @coacher: nvm Saladino is MI not OF. I’ll grab Dyson and drop Bader SAGNOF!

  43. Packers says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In an OPS league looking for HR and SB’s. M. Smith is my 5th outfielder, any of the following a better choice for a month or so?
    Bader, Frauchy, Duvall,Dyson, Parra or Span.
    For SGP’s I’m ahead by a couple SB’s and behind by 3-4 HR’s.
    I was thinking Bader or Frauchy to help a little in both, Duvall for power, Dyson for speed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Packers: For a month? Unlikely, but I’d try Duvall for 3 days

  44. Phil says:
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    What do you think of this trade?

    Carrasco for Mikolas, Giles, Adams

    I like Mikolas, he’s been great. Giles and Adams were my worst pitcher and hitter, so I used them to upgrade SP.

    Was Carrasco a good guy to target? I love Indians pitchers in that garbage division.

    Rotation is now: severino, cmart, carrasco, Bauer, keuchel, Tanaka, Quintana, Gio G, Flaherty.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Phil: Carrasco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil: Agree with Cram

  45. GusPike says:
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    Is Greg Holland worth owning at all anymore? Could drop for AJ Minter, Darren O’Day for saves speculation, any RP for ratios help, or bench bats/streaming starting pitchers.

    Talk me into holding him (and if so, do I hold him on the bench instead of starting lineup?)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Cram It: Cram with the receipts!

        • Cram It says:
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          @Grey: Haha. It helps me know it’s not the voices in my head when I see the same questions everyday.

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @<a [email protected]GusPike: Ugh. He’s like Teoscar. Giving him another week on my bench. But I can’t see why StL would take Norris out of the closer’s roll as long as he’s rolling. Unless there’s an injury it’s hard to see a path for saves for Greg… I added Minter and right now I’d hold him over Holland…

  46. ST says:
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    Just got offered Schwarber for my Familia.

    I have Britton, Kela, Boxberger, Bradley, and Devenski.

    My OF are Rosario, Just Dingers, Trey Mancini, Benintendi, and Michael A.
    I
    Theats in the league are BAA, OPS, R, HR, 2B+3B, SB, BAA against, WHIP, ERA, K, W, and QS+CG+SO.

    I’m in first place leading in saves, SB, batting average, and ERA. Homers is the stat I’m lowest in.

    I feel like I should take this deal even though I’m giving up my best closer. Agreed?

    • mrm3711 says:
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      @ST: It’s not bad, and you can afford to give up Familia for sure, but I think you might be able to do better? Maybe shop around a bit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ST: Agree with mrm

      • ST says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks guys, I just put my relievers on the trade block so I can definitely wait

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  47. ST says:
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    @ST
    :

    I also own Justin Upton

  48. Bucktail30 says:
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    Holds + Saves league…

    Drop Hector Neris for Dan Winkler?

  49. JakeTPE says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Forgot to wish you a happy Bauer Day yesterday, so Happy Bauer Day +1!

    Got him in three leagues thanks to Razzball and your advice, and I’m at or near the top in all three! Long may he play loooong toss, fly his drones, and Tweet crazy shiz, if he’s going 8 strong per outing. Love it!

    Have a good day, sir.

  50. Fred says:
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    Been hesitant about Weaver against Phillies (or any team for that matter!) Start him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fred: If I owned him, I’d start him

  51. chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    What are your thoughts on Goldschmidt?

    Should I try to buy low?

    thansk,
    Chris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chris: If you can low enough

  52. nicefuncoolguy says:
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    Should I drop Greg Bird for Povotto? 12 team redraft

  53. hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    It’s a little early, but which three would you keep in a three keeper, 12-team, 5×5 league?

    My options are Betts, Harper, Rizzo, Acuna, Albies. The other two might get traded at some point in the season.

    • LenFuego says:
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      @hanklongball: This is not a decision you need to make now! Seriously, it is not helpful at this point in the season to think in terms of “these three are my keepers for next year, so they are off the table for trades.” All five of those guys are potentially viable keepers in your league so you can let the market decide to a degree. E.g., if someone has a hardon for Albies and is willing to give you a mountain of treasure for him that will help you win the league this year, you have to consider taking that and instead protecting Acuna or Rizzo. Do not be rigid in mid-May about your keeper thinking when you have alternative options.

  54. Fish says:
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    Thanks for throwing shade at Kepler. You know it’s bad when even the Sciosciapath thinks, “damn, that guy is cra-cra.”

  55. mrm3711 says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-team standard Y! league, Sano has been languishing on my bench for weeks because I have no available DL spots. I hate having hitters on my bench when they’re actually healthy, so this is extra frustrating. Which of these pitchers, if any, would you take back for Sano, realizing that you’re selling low, but maybe not as low as his value might go if he stays on the shelf? Or, do I just hold Sano and wait for him to come back and hopefully hit bombs?

    Godley, Folty, Newcomb, Happ, Skaggs, Richards.

    Thanks as always man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mrm3711: Happ, Newcomb, Folty, Richards

  56. kilkennybrian says:
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    Saw earlier you wrote Cron < Olson..

    Can you elaborate a bit? Cron looks amazing, has pedigree, seems to be hitting for consistent average with power.

    Olson has obvious power but the average looks ugly. I’m guessing you think he’s got 35 HR pop this year? That’s the only real explanation I can see to offset the average woes. How high are you on Olson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kilkennybrian: Cron — 27 HR, .270; Olson — 35 HR, .250 — same diff

  57. RC says:
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    Is it me did any of the other guys or five girls also look up Verlander’s ERA….

    I can’t believe I did that – thanks for making me look stupid

    Is your real job just making people look stupid….?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RC: Haha

  58. jose says:
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    Godley was dropped yesterday. SON doesn’t hate his start tomorrow. Drop Sonny Gray for him?

    • jose says:
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      @jose: Other starting pitchers I own are Darvish, Quintana, Snell, Morton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jose: Go for it

      • jose says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. Seemed like as good of an excuse to move on as any.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  59. return2earth says:
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    10 team roto keeper league w/ daily transactions

    does it make sense to roster Kyle Schwarber on my team?

    current OF consists of ..
    – Soler
    – Teoscar
    – Mancini
    – Benintendi
    – Schwarber
    & Mac Williamson (stashed on the DL because I’m a BELIEVER!)

    my method is to keep 1 or 2 spots open for rotating hot bats / streaming pitchers .. the other owners are not as active on the waiver wire which i use to my advantage as a daily grinder instead of the ‘set & forget’ method

    wasn’t competing in the beginning of the season so i stashed prospects (jimenez, tucker, soto, vlad, reyes & kopech) because its a keeper league and now i’m sitting in 4th place and looking for a reason to part w/ Schwarber since I’ve already moved on from my other draft picks (Ian Happ, Byron Buxton, Matt Chapman, etc.) .. looking for players w/ 2nd half upside due to potential trade deadline moves & more prospect call ups on the horizon .. not many trade transactions in the league so cutting players is my only real option

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @return2earth: You don’t want to hold Schwarber but you want to hold Mac Williamson?

  60. prestige says:
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    Need a W. Who do you think I should stream today.. Hamels @ White Sox or Kuhl home vs SD?

    Thanks

    • prestige says:
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      @prestige: James Shields pitching for CHW and Lauer for Padres

  61. Robert Schroeder says:
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    If Streamonator does not like Aaron Sanchez (-5) against Oakland I should just drop him agreed? Or would you start him today?

  62. kilkennybrian says:
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    Votto and A Miller for Hosmer and C Morton?

    I could use the extra starter. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer side

    • dingo37 says:
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      @kilkennybrian: It wouldn’t be easy, but if I needed a starter I’d click accept

  63. Joeg414 says:
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    Been offered Freddy Peralta for Franmil Reyes. Non keeper deep mixed 6×6 roto. I still have CMart and RRay out. Whata guys think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  64. web says:
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    Pivetta or Heaney ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta

  65. kilkennybrian says:
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    I have deep hitting and need some rotation depth. 1800 max innings 10 Team roto, was offered Aaron Nola for my Votto. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • kilkennybrian says:
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      @kilkennybrian: Following up, I asked about the Hosmer and Morton question. Rather that trade or Nola straight up?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nola straight up for who?

        • kilkennybrian says:
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          @Grey: Votto. I’m in trade negotiations, looking to add a starter; other guy has Morton and Nola, offering either straight up but I’m trying to pair Hosmer.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Nola for Votto? Meh

  66. KT says:
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    Hey Grey

    A roto dynasty league. Need to drop one of the SP’s. Pitching is really tough to come by in this league.

    Thoughts?

    Trevor Bauer – Cle
    Jack Flaherty – StL
    Hunter Harvey – Bal
    Jake Junis – KC
    Kenta Maeda – LAD
    Miles Mikolas – StL
    James Paxton – Sea
    Freddy Peralta – Mil
    David Peterson – NYM
    Michael Pineda – Min
    Carlos Rodón – CWS
    Eduardo Rodríguez – Bos
    Danny Salazar – Cle
    Erik Swanson – NYY
    Trevor Williams – Pit

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re holding out a dream for some of these guys, huh? When did you pick up Peralta? How deep is this league?

      • KT says:
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        @Grey:

        Yeah, sorta. It’s a 16 team 40 roster league. I just took over a team last year so it’s catch-up for me and like I mentioned, pitching is tough to come by.

        Thanks in advance!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hmm… Tough call, I’d prolly forget Pineda

          • KT says:
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            @Grey: Thanks. He is the easiest decision but I’m always a sucker for K’s.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

      • KT says:
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        @Grey:

        Oh yeah, just grabbed Peralta on his historic night. I was monitoring him in the minors though…

    • dingo37 says:
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      @KT: my dart landed on pineda

  67. Synyster says:
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    When Braun inevitably hits the DL, who replaces him from this list? 6×6 OBP/QS H2H. Brantley, Cron, Dickerson, Soler.

    My team Cervelli, Hosmer, Dee Gordon, Machado, Gregorius, Trout, Merrifield, Cain, Jose Ramirez, B-Braun.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley

  68. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good morning, Grey!

    On a scale of Gabe Kapler to Katt Williams, how crazy would I be to start Soroka today at home vs. Lester and the Cubbies? SON is in the negative.

    Who would you rather own: F Peralta, F Romero, Z Godley?

    Thanks very much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA… Kapler, I’m starting him — Godley

  69. Turd Wendell says:
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    Start VV (-.9) @ St Louie and Soroka (-9) home vs Cubbies?? SON is busy crushing on Smard.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soroka

      • Turd Wendell says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, homey. Benching Puig with an open spot in my lineup has become an actual consideration.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  70. Cohen says:
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    Grey, i got a couple open spots today
    Would u batty call John Hicks vs Marco Gonzales or
    spot start Maeda at Miami?

  71. your mom says:
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    hi. which side: albies/blackmon or ramirez/stras?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albies

  72. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    So, I went and checked my information since no one else seemed to know it, and I guess I twisted things up. Teams are getting 25 days off, but it is not a rule that they have to have 1 each week. Sorry.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah, no problem…I thought I had guys playing every day some weeks…

  73. Gotime says:
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    Great write up, loved the Bartolo Colon blurb!
    Would you waste a limited move to pick up either Jo-Ma or Bux and drop Puig as a bench bat in H2H weekly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d go with Jo-Ma

  74. winteriscoming says:
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    Who do you think does better for backup 2b ROS Peraza Castro or hendrick? Thanks Grey !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  75. winteriscoming says:
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    Who do you think does better for backup 2b ROS Peraza Castro or hendrick? Thanks Grey !

  76. Mike says:
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    Matt Olsen or Jose Martínez in obp league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ma

  77. Riles says:
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    Grey.

    10 team, keeper league, I’ve been offered Benintendi for my Berrios. I’m very stacked at pitching and my OF’s are JustDong, Polonco, Rosario, Brantley…do i take that trade?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Benintendi

  78. Jake says:
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    Drop Archer for Pivetta?
    10 team h2h league.
    I’m getting plenty of K’s with the rest of my staff, he’s just murdering my ratios. I’ve never owned him before but I thought I got him at a bargain this year. Has he always been this up and down?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  79. CentralCoastCali says:
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    Happy Friday Eve Grey,

    Nearly spit my Rockstar out with Donaldson hitting the cutoff man……Thank you!!!

    I’ve checked out Razzball’s trade analyzer and this is close. I get Bellinger, he gets Corbin and Bregman. I’m not liking it but thought I’d get your thoughts.

    Also, instead of Bellinger, would Goldy be a better catch or is that still a bit much?

    Thanks as always,

    CCC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! I’d want Bregamn, but it’s close — I’d take Goldy, again it’s close

  80. DLev45 says:
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    Wacha or Flaherty?

    • DLev45 says:
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      @DLev45:

      My rostered SPs:

      Cole
      Newcomb
      Pivetta
      Buehler
      Junis
      Flaherty
      Lucchesi (DL)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha

  81. Jake says:
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    Olson or Mancini

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini, coin flip

  82. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Nice write up today. The Gabe Kapler statement reminds me of The Simpsons calling Jimmy Carter “history’s greatest monster”. Also, Suarez vs. Suarez sounds the Spanish language version of Kramer vs. Kramer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  83. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    You starting Gausman in Fenway tonight? 12-team H2H with QS.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  84. Brian Markham says:
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    Any idea was the SON was so down on Pivetta yesterday? SON had him as the worst starter worth a whopping -$26 — I balked at starting him, had flashbacks from his Washington start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      SON doesn’t like him, it’s a question for Rudy

  85. EG says:
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    Please rank: Odor, Domingo, Cesar Hernandez

    Thanks

    • EG says:
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      @EG: @EG: H2H 5×5 12 team league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor, Domingo

  86. Stickball Al says:
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    Do you have that laggard Darvish stashed on any of your teams waiting for fog on the mirror ? Asking for a friend………

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do own him, one of my better teams, and I’ve started him every week

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I should say I also have Happ, Bauer, Porcello, Mikolas, Williams, Wacha and Felipe Vazquez

  87. DonnieB says:
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    Would you trade Corbin($4) and Conforto($8) for Justin Upton($21)? Upton can be kept one more year while Corbin and Conforto two more years.

    Or would you trade Nola($4) for Upton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d trade Corbin for him

  88. The_Redd_Mist says:
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    Taillon or Pivetta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta

  89. RA Dickey Jokes says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I’m in a 12 team 5×5 weekly league where you have to start 6 SPs each week and I’m struggling in pretty much every pitching category.

    An owner is looking to trade Chris Sale or Verlander for a 3 to 1 deal and looking for a power bat, closer, and a lower end SP.

    A couple of potential options:

    Bellinger, Taillon, Brach for Sale
    Adams, Porcello, Hand for Verlander

    Bellinger/Adams replacements would likely be Leonys off of DL at this point.

    Thoughts on those or any others from my lineup? Or just stay pat and trust that Archer and Castillo won’t continue to be complete sh*t the rest of the way?

    C: Mesoraco
    1B: Matt Adams
    2B: Schoop
    3B: Villanueva
    SS: Bogaerts
    CI: Josh Bell
    MI: Tim Anderson
    OF: Trout, JD, Bellinger, Cain, Span
    Util: Lowrie
    Bench: Odor, Moran
    DL: Leonys, Hanson, Molina, Beltre

    SP: Archer, Castillo, Pivetta, Ohtani, Porcello, Taillon
    RP: Hand, Colome, Brach, Miller
    Bench: Skaggs

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Verlander

      • RA Dickey Jokes says:
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        @Cram It: Thank you both!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thank you, RA

  90. dau says:
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    SON has Kopech starting a game on 5/26—haven’t heard that anywhere else. SON wacky?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Let me ping Rudy, first I’m hearing that

      • dau says:
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        @Grey: thank you, let me know when he pongs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  91. jdred5 says:
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    Start Archer tonight at LAA? I have pretty much lost faith in him at this point, but feel compelled to keep running him out there anyway so as not to miss the few good starts sprinkled in …

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If I owned him, I’d start him

  92. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    It’s gotta be time to dump Holland in an NL-Only H2H for another player with a pulse, right? I was thinking of stashing Ryan McMahon in hopes of a call-up and regular playing time. Plus, McMahon would be a really cheap keeper to have.

    Another batter of interest would be Mac Dub.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, can dump him — but those stashes? Meh

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: I understand they aren’t great options, but there doesn’t seem to be a lot there.

        Bats: M. Reynolds, Hernan Perez, Ahmed, and Sean Rodriguez.

        Other pitching options are Stripling, Musgrove, Anibal, Watson, Cishek, and T. Guerrero.

        Current Roster:
        CA Barnhardt
        1B Au Schizz
        2B Scooter
        3B Rendon
        SS Arcia
        INF Kendrick
        OFs Acuna, Polanco, Souza, Pederson
        UTIL Rosario
        SP Hendricks, Godley, Castillo, Weaver, Mikolas, Mahle, Efflin, Kuhl
        RP Knebel, Holland, Fields
        B Robles
        DL Ryu

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d try Perez

          • Pugs & Slugs says:
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            @Grey: Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thank me after Hernan does something

  93. Matthew Lehman says:
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    the dodgers batting barnes 2nd and puig 8th is laughable

    • Matthew Lehman says:
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      @Matthew Lehman: and bellinger 6th! roberts should be fired for rolling out this lineup card

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Roberts should be fired, and I think might be after this year

  94. edietrich1962 says:
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    Traded Altuve and Benentidi for Stanton and Jean Segura. Could have had Javier Baez instead of Segura but figured Segura gives nice category balance to Stanton in 5×5 roto league.

    I think trade is fairly even with Trade Analyzer slightly favoring my side. I needed help in virtually all hitting categories.

    What do you think?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  95. ERad says:
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    Anyone know what will happen to the stats from the suspended Yanks/Nats game in H2H leagues?

    Game is getting finished on 6/18 – so will they update the stats for this week’s matchup or will all the stats get moved to the future date?

    Also – I’m a little late to the party but that blurb on LeMaheiu from the other day perfectly describes fantasy baseballing with a wife/girlfriend.

    Me in the other room: FUCK

    Wife: Oh my god, what happened?! Are you ok?! Is the baby ok?!?

    Me: Anthony Rizzo just grounded into a double play so I don’t get credit for the RBI

    Wife: Files for divorce

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, nice — I think you’re SOL on 2nd half of game stats when they finish it, but I’m not sure

  96. Mr. Glass says:
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    what do you think about Andrelton Simmons for Lowrie, my SS are Chris Taylor and Semien and my other 2B are Rizzo and Jose Ramirez, is Simmons really that much of a upgrade or is it a kinda blah move

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Simmons side

      • Mr. Glass says:
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        @Grey: follow up would Pivetta, Lowrie, and Giles be enough for Carrasco and Teoscar in your opion or maybe just carrasco

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can try

  97. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h OPS BAA
    Closer question. How many do you typically roster?
    I have Aroldis Chapman, Edwin Diaz, and Raisel Iglesias.
    Thinking of doing a deal to acquire Tanaka for Iglesias (and maybe Matz).
    Are two elite closers enough in your opinion? Is three more standard?
    Would you trade Iglesias and Matz for Tanaka?
    I need the SP help with all the injuries and poor performing starters I have collected.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3-4 — I’d try Tanaka

      • bobbo says:
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        @Grey:
        Do you think it leaves me at a distinct disadvantage with only two closers even if they are elite?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not really

  98. waffles says:
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    always a good read Grey

    are you trusting Soroka today vs Cubs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am, prolly foolishly

  99. CentralCoastCali says:
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    Grey,

    Thanks for answering earlier. I’m thinking because I read your great write up everyday I’m trying to do too much.

    I have Freeman, C Hernandez, Bogaerts, Bregman, Trout, Ender, Acuna. Rosario, Adams and E. Escobar on the bench, NO catcher!!! Pretty strong in SB’s.

    SP’s are deep. My Corbin and Ender for Goldy, I’m worried about him but think it’s worth a gamble. Razzball is virtually even but do you think its fair.

    Looks like it’ll be mid 70’s and sunny but hopping to hear back from some Grey.

    CCC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Goldy, it’s fair

  100. Nightmare! says:
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    Greylord!!! 3 episodes to go and they totally shit the bed on last nights. I thought it was a snoozer. Give me more Beeman on the trail!

    1) Soler or Puig?

    2) when is Toronto gonna call up Guerrero! Effff

    3) I’ve got Strickland. Should i cut him loose for melancon? Or what about pick up Giles instead for SAGNOF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I need a slack-jawed Beeman! Puig 2. Soon 3. WUT Why?

      • Nightmare says:
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        @Grey: melancon should be back at the end of this month. Strickland has 5 games next week and I’ve got a two start Walker Buehler next week for RP. Just trying to decide to drop Strickland for Giles or Melancon in the future. I don’t wanna lose out to either. What you think my dude

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Giles

  101. Vrugg says:
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    Grey, another great write-up. In a 12 team 6×6 OPS & QS and received this trade offer:

    Give: Corbin Get: Chris Taylor and Maeda

    Current Staff is: Carrasco, Wood, Buehler, Castillo, Snell, Newcomb, Weaver, and Darvish (DL)

    I’d appreciate your take on the offer.

    Thanks in advance for the advice .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Do better on the trade

    • Other possible gets are Benintendi or Haniger.

      Replace Taylor or drop Maeda altogether?

      Thanks, again.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Benintendi — replace Taylor

  102. Cohen says:
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    Saturday streamers
    Kingham vs SD
    Jon Gray at SF
    Heaney vs Tamp
    SON likes them all
    Pick one please?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  103. Audacity of Schoop says:
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    @Grey,

    Would you swap any of D. Peralta, Puig or C. Santana for D. Santana or Kemp?

    • Audacity of Schoop says:
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      12 team, 5×5 roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah…Nice username

  104. Play Ball says:
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    In a standard season Long 5×5 roto league ( R / HR / RBI / SB / AVG ).
    Would you give up Trout and Bregman for Betts and Lindor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  105. The Shoe says:
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    Hi Grey,

    How do you feel about trading my Wacha and McCutchen for his Merrifield? The trade analyzer has the Merrifield side coming out only about $1 ahead.

    Thanks!

    • The Shoe says:
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      @The Shoe: Also, Soroka just hit the DL with a right shoulder strain, oh my. Report says the Braves think he’ll be ready to go for his next start. Something is not computing. Thoughts?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        They’re trying to limit his innings

        • The Shoe says:
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          @Grey: I have a DL spot available for Soroka, so it won’t be hard to hold him for now, but how much should I lower my expectations for him to have a productive season?

          Also, do you like him or A. Reyes better ROS?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I like Reyes better

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  106. Audacity of Schoop says:
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    @Grey, 12 team 5×5 roto

    Which stream do you prefer for tomorrow?

    Tropeano v. TB ($11.3)
    Wacha v. PHI ($5.3)
    Gibson v. MIL ($2.6)
    Sabathia @KC ($2.1)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trop

  107. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Grey,

    I was all set to pick up Caleb Smith in a shallow h2h league but his clunker today has me reconsidering. Would you hold Michael Fulmer (@SEA, @MIN, LAA, TOR) or drop for one of:

    C Smith @NYM, @SD, @ARI, SD
    Kingham SD, STL, CHC, LAD
    Pivetta ATL, TOR, @SF, @CHC
    Soroka @PHI, NYM, WAS, @LAD
    Gibson MIL, DET, @KC, CLE

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta

  108. Don Bropre says:
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    Soroka DL….FYI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  109. Michael DePinto says:
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    Man I don’t recall managers ever being as bad as they have been the past few years. I have Baez and I knew going in that Maddon was insane and would randomly bench him or bat him 1st one day and 8th the next.

    However, this Bellinger and Merrifield batting 6th is pure nonsense. At least the Cubs are stacked. The Dodgers and Royals offense are dreadful right now. Jon Jay? Austin Barnes? Kike Hernandez? These are the legends batting ahead of these guys.

    Sorry no question just a rant!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s bonnkers

  110. JJ says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Finally dropping I desmond. Trying to decide on D.Santana or Olsen. Who do you like better? Also does your gut tell you that Bundy or Gausman will be the better starter? I currently hold both but hate having borderline pitchers from AL east. Too many sits. Like tonight with Gausman @bos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  111. Regan Sayer says:
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    Puggy likes the 8 hole..All the sudden the Doggers are a little dangerous. Thought for sure Caleb could handle them at home but nope. U bum, get off my team!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  112. Count de Monetball says:
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    Good news, Puig gave me the old bomb voyage!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  113. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    I have next day adds. I streamed and dropped Caleb Smith before his start yesterday, and he got moved to today and blown up. Divine Inattention?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

  114. Steve says:
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    14t Mixed h2h keep forever

    Blackmon owner looking to move him for pitching, who would you offer:

    Kershaw
    Thor
    Bauer
    J Gray
    Porcello
    Taillon

    I can also stand pat, have Stanton, Harper Beni, Puig & Brantley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of them, start bottom work up

  115. JJ says:
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    Just out of curiosity, have you checked out Ozzies home/road splits? Insane

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I haven’t

  116. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. are you buying Quintana anywhere? my dejong or chris taylor for Q or is something off with him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, I could see it, he was better in the summer than the spring last year — Taylor or DeJong work for me

  117. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Hey Grey, w/Soroka on the DL, should I hold him or drop (because it’s his throwing shoulder)? My other drop could be Leonys? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Soroka

  118. Count de Monetball says:
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    Do you like pivetta more rest of season over any of these characters?
    Gausman
    Heaney
    Newcomb
    Alex wood

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

      • Count de Monetball says:
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        Thanks! Of anybody on that list I would was hoping you would say him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, nice

  119. vee says:
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    so…….. my league allows 2 DL spots, and i have 5 players on the DL: Cespedes, Pollock, LeMahieu, Soroka, and Alex Reyes.

    would you drop any of them for production? im guessing only Soroka and Reyes are droppable…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Soroka

      • vee says:
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        @Grey: thanks. when are you pulling the trigger on the speculative Vlad Jr add?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I have already added Vlad

  120. David says:
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    CC or Wacha ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha

  121. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Would you cut Price for Pivetta? (I expect to if Pivetta still available — unless Price does well tonight).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

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

    C – S. Perez
    1B – Goldschmidt
    2B – Schoop
    SS – T Turner
    3B – J Ramirez
    OF – Ozuna, Marte, Polanco
    UTIL – Acuna, Cron
    BN – C Taylor
    DL – Schoop
    SP – Paxton, Nola, Morton, Bauer, Quintana, Pivetta, Buehler, Heaney, Castillo, Folty
    RP – Holland, HANDCUFF DU JOUR
    BN – Osuna
    DL – A Reyes, C Martinez

    Domingo and J. Happ on the wire.

    Ideally I’d have three RPs, so I guess I’m asking if I’ll regret dropping R. Osuna for Domingo, and if Holland, Heaney or Pivetta are next to go in favor of J Happ?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine, Holland

  123. Turd Ferguson says:
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    Dump Faria for Musgrove in a 12 teamer? Cash won’t let the guy go 5 and his upcoming schedule is brutal. SIERA, FIP and xFIP are all brutal. Can’t understand why this guy is so universally owned? Or, forget Musgrove and stash Senzel? My SP is fairly deep. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine for Musgrove, but there’s gotta be better in a 12 teamer

      • Turd Ferguson says:
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        @Grey: Stroman, Lynn, Salazar, Kuhl, Estrada, Velazquez, Cobb… Mostly garbage. Guys have already stashed Vladito, A. Reyes and they have no concrete timetable. Young guys like Pivetta, Eflin, Kingham, Flaherty, Soroka, Buehler have been gone for weeks. Pretty sharp league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kuhl’s an ok streamer on occasion

  124. Charles Varon says:
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    Grey,

    6×5, including ops, 10 team, h2h, play with 1-c, 1-1b, 1-2b, 1-ss, 1-3b, 3-of, 2-util, 2-sp, 2-rp, 4-p, 6-bn, 2-dl and my team is as follows:

    With Pollock, Braun, Molina, Britton on the DL should I lose two of these in favor of ww hot bats/streaming pitchers? If so, which two should I lose?

    c- Mesoraco, Molina
    1b – Goldschmidt, Abreu
    2b – Albies, Odor
    3b – Arenado, Castellanos
    ss – Bregman
    of – Trout, Judge, Inciarte, Puig, Pollock, Braun

    sp – Price, Archer, Weaver, Wacha, Luis Castillo, Scherzer
    rp – Herrera, Kela, Devenski, WInkler, Britton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Molina, Britton

      • Charles Varon says:
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        @Grey:

        I’m surprised you’d get rid of Molina with how awful and barren catchers are. Lol Mesoraco/Zunino types are the best available. And that’s not exactly a pretty picture…esp with Mesoraco’s mug.

        Do you think Britton has any value when he comes back? He should be back soonish now that he’s started to throw.

        You wouldn’t toss Braun back?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If you wanna lose Braun, go for it, won’t stand in your way…I would prolly keep Britton over Molina tho

          • Charles Varon says:
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            @Grey:

            Gotcha. Would you keep both Winkler and Devenski, or are they pretty redundant and you’d lose one? If so, which one?

            A few bats on the wire. Any of them pique your interest? Lose one of Winkler/Devenski for one of them?

            Matt Davidson
            Cesar Hernandez
            Mitch Moreland
            Teoscar Hernandez
            Justin Bour
            Semien
            Leonys Martin
            Todd Frazier
            Tyler Austin
            Mallex Smith

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Lose Winkler — Teoscar

              • Charles Varon says:
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                @Grey:

                Thanks!!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  125. Charles Varon says:
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    Grey,

    Seeing my team (above), would you burn the number 2 waiver priority on Pivetta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Charles Varon says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! Earlier in the year you wrote that you think he’s a number 2 sp. Do you still project him as that for ros?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          His peripherals appear that way, hopefully he keeps it up

          • Charles Varon says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  126. fredtbn1gs says:
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    Question: I’m in first in my league by a decent margin (standard 5×5 roto) and trying to figure out if I should try to trade to solidify my lot or hold. I’m leading basically all hitting cats, but for pitching I’m in 3rd in aggregate and can make up some points on SV, ERA, and WHIP (especially the ratios). Given my current staff, does it make any sense to trade for another closer, another starter, or just hold and avoid looking the proverbial gift horse in the mouth? I had been considering dangling Justin Turner to a closer heavy, hitting needy team since I’m heavy on CI, but I’m curious of your opinion. Thanks

    Current staff
    SP: Severino, Corbin, Wacha, Wood, Gibson
    RP: Herrera, Iglesias, Strickland; Edwards, Ottavino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your staff looks fine to me, but only guessing # of teams

      • Fredtbn1gs says:
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        @Grey: 12 teams. Thanjs

  127. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Eflin or Junis?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Junis

  128. Joel says:
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    Late to the part here with this question. Its a rather redundant trade opportunity but I’m interest on your thought(s).

    Pretty even on the razz trade rater:

    1 – Hoskins or Bellinger?

    2 – Tanaka/Hoskins or Bellinger/Nola?

    How close do you think each are? Tanaka is a tough starter to start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bellinger — Bellinger

  129. Los Putos says:
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    Gotta check to see if the Doyer offices are loaded with asbestos or some disease left by the McCourts .

    Donny Baseball, Roberts and Kapler all got affected by something floating around in the air that are making them make the dumbest decision.

    Also, caught the final innings of last nights Halos game. Cameraman kept panning to Kate Upton as Verlander was wrapping up the CG/SHO.

    After final out, cameraman caught a nice shot of Mrs. Verlander standing up with a whole lot of buttons undone from her shirt.

    ‘Well Dones’ handed out to Mr and Mrs Upton, JV and you too Mr Cameraman.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, awesome

  130. J-FOH says:
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    And what is Teoscars reward for yesterday….sitting today. Im so glad I effed up when I set up the AL only league settings and forgot to change it to weekly locks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not to be contrarian, but he’s actually played a lot

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I know, I own him all over the place. I even drafted him in my AL only dynasty as a 3rd outfielder platoon with Mallex and Delmonico, speaking of which, WTF is wrong with Nicky D.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think Delmonico might’ve been a misteak

        • VinWins

          VinWins says:
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          @J-FOH: They’re saying back issues.

          • VinWins

            VinWins says:
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            @VinWins: Sore back, that is. Not his back issues of Penthouse breaking his concentration.

  131. Your Mothers Lover says:
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    Is it time to drop Desmond and Villanueva.
    Cron, Healy, Franco and Soler are on the wire
    10 Team H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Healy, Cron

  132. Nightpandas says:
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    MY Goldy offer got countered

    15 team keep 11

    Give SMarte Odubel Healy Newcomb

    For

    Goldy Pillar Reddick Barraclough

    Really only keepers are Marte Newcomb Goldy

    Am I giving too much ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems it

  133. omar says:
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    8 team AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto: All players can be kept through 2019. Which side?
    A: Judge, Zunino, Britton, Peacock
    B: G. Sanchez, Buxton, S. Greene, A. Miller

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sanchez

  134. Slimcompoop says:
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    Grey…my dog ate my Big Lebowski oriental rug mouse pad while I was at work. We were just talking about Lebowski Fest the other day. Not cool man, not cool.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dude! I think I have to go!

  135. web says:
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    Need to DROP 2 of these…suggestions

    Heaney
    W Buheler
    J Flaherty
    Snell
    Manea
    Clevinger

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Snell, Flaherty

  136. kilkennybrian says:
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    Got offered Stanton for my JD Martinez and Alex colome…

    I’m ok with closers, so can afford to lose colome. What you think? Take Stanton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  137. Todd says:
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    Still considering JD Mart as a sell high? His numbers seem high, but he’s been staying hot hot hot.

    Considering swapping him for Blackmon in a Roto league, but a case could be made to hold.

    Thanks…Feliz Jueves!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s a sell high, for sure… This is unsustainable, though I wouldn’t sell him for anyone I ranked below him in the preseason — so hold on Blackmon

      • Todd says:
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        @Grey: @Grey:
        How about a Martinez/Mazara-ish OF for a Blackmon/Abreu.

        Other team looking to move on some surging OFs

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Works for me

  138. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    AL only 10 team with OBP over AVG, total bases added, net steals over steals. palka losing playing time (benched today against righty), if this continues, add anybody listed:
    C uh oh
    1B yonder
    2B whit (OF)
    SS correa
    3B devers
    CI mostsuckass
    MI lowrie
    OF (4) mancini (1B), fowler, brantley, nunez (2B/SS/3B)
    util hicks (C/1B)
    BN palka (1B/OF)
    options: rechavarria , beckham (when he gets his 2B), pinder (2B/SS/OF, he might actually be fowler’s platoonmate, so this might have extra value), adrianza (3B/SS/OF, but upside appears to be a single a day, and when sano’s back that’s gone too), mahtook, d.machado, allen (is a starter now), rajai (is also playing more lately with naquin out), engel, delmonico (who i dropped for palka),

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rajai

  139. Cohen says:
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    Jacoby Jones or Dustin Fowler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Isn’t Jones hurt?

      • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        @Grey: i don’t think it’s DL hurt (yet anyway)

  140. Launch Angle says:
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    Was offered Betts straight up for Trout. Take it or hold?

    • triggercut says:
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      @Launch Angle: Hold. Trout is always the answer here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t trade Trout

  141. triggercut says:
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    Teoscar or Franchy ROS? They’re like pretty much same guy, no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teoscar, they are a coin flip, yeah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Thanks for sharing!

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        @Grey: There’s not a single Razztool that tells me I should drop K Seager, J Bell or C Dickerson for Cron. What sayeth Grey?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bell for Cron

  142. slew says:
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    Austin Meadows is on his way up!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

    • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @slew: GD it in NL only where i’m in 1st place fairly easily BUT i have toooo many guys on DL (ryu, harrison, marte, r-zimm, hanson, reyes, thames, 5 slots) i got beat to him by like 6 minutes just now. odd he wasn’t already stashed though (1 NA slot, i have senzel). total bases, OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, QS over wins, holds added.

      but the guy who added meadows just dropped nimmo, him or mini donkey?
      C suzuki (dropping for barnhart shortly didn’t realize just how 1. often he plays, and 2. how damn good his OPS is)
      1B freeman (3B)
      2B howie (OF)
      SS peraza (2B)
      3B longo
      CI b.anderson (3B/OF)
      MI wong (losing playing time lately)
      OF (4) hoskins (1B), harper, jankowski, harrison (left here from thinking he’s first guy back)
      util mini donkey
      BN marte (PIT)
      DL thames, hanson, r-zimm
      NA senzel
      SP darvish, marquez, weaver, wacha, gohara, wheeler, guerra, stratton
      RP (4) minter, boxy, hunter, hand
      DL ryu, reyes
      good thing i built up a cushion (h2h) here as i’ll be falling with all these injuries.

      • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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        @Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season: another option would be to drop wong, hold mini donkey and add nimmo. put harrison (or hanson, whoever is back first, thinking harrison) in the MI slot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That sounds better to me

  143. SwaggerJackers says:
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    Deal Clevinger for Ozuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  144. Cohen says:
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    Jacoby Jones, Austin Meadows or Dustin Fowler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meadows

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: Jones is back in lineup leading off. Still Meadows??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, gotcha… I’d try Meadows

  145. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Could you please put these guys in order: Heaney, Buehler, Flaherty, Romero, Peralta? Or did I?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There is no order, depends on matchups… In general, Buehler, Heaney, Flaherty

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: Great answer! Thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  146. YC says:
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    It’s May 17 and Mookie Betts has 46 runs. Is he going over 150? That’s insane.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I really hope so

  147. Andrew Mellars says:
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    I’m sure I’m sick of answering Pivetta question already….Add Pivetta,Heaney or Flaherty and drop any of these SPs:
    Taillon
    Newcomb
    Quintana
    Buehler
    L Castillo

    • Andrew Mellars says:
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      @Andrew Mellars: I’m sure YOU’RE sick of answering. No one has asked me shit about Pivetta

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no one to drop really, if you wanna wrestle the upside, Taillon for Pivetta

      • Andrew Mellars says:
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        @Grey:
        Thank you. That was what I assumed your answer would be.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  148. ThE sHiT says:
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    How much out of $126 FAAB to bid on Meadows?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How deep is the league? Do you have zero dollar bids?

  149. William Hung says:
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    I wish I owned guys like Richie Sexson and Adam Dunn more in my FBBL career – it would have been good practice for owning Joey Gallo right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  150. DonnieB says:
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    Pick up Meadows and drop any of Conforto,Margot or Yuli? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot

  151. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Sorry i should know better to list league specs: 14 team ESPN 5×5, and yes there are $0 bids

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d just throw like $7

  152. hebrewhammer0124 says:
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    trying to trade Corbin and obtain for either trea/happ or Bauer/bregman. 12 team h2h points.ill have decent pitching (Paxton mcullers jgray twilliams mikolas quintana flaherty) and have insane hitters (freeman altuve rendon springer acuna Gallo kdavis buxton Dahl delino)

    also grabbing vlad jr and stashing for 12% of my faab for mahle

    just wondering your thoughts on these , thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think the Trea one is close… Can try it it… I’d take Bauer one too

      • hebrewhammer0124 says:
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        @Grey: hes desperate, I might just pull it off. maybe throw in your boy Tim anderson. anything to get Ralph’s boy trea!

      • Hebrewhammer0124 says:
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        @Grey: got trea and happ!!

  153. kilkennybrian says:
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    10 Team roto 5×5, am I holding Andrew Miller? Can grab Givens or Minter or an upside RP for saves instead; Miller seems like he’s hurt.

  154. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Gotta take one of these fliers…..Melancon, Osuna, Parker, Jones. Who gets saves come September?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

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