Scott Schebler looks about as DFA-able as I’ve seen anyone look in some time.  DFA stands for Da F**k Attahere.  Even if he’s not, Nick Senzel was promoted and is hitting 2nd tonight.  So, what are we banking on, or simply FDIC?  That’s not regarding fiduciary concerns, that’s F**k Do I Care?  Or more accurately, why am abbreviating everything a NYC cabbie says? Senzel has speed/power and could hit .315+.  He is one of the best pure hitters in the minors.  It’s the Senzel SZN!  SZN stands for Senzel, which means I just said, “It’s the Senzel Senzel!”  Not only is Senzel owned in all of my leagues, but guys like Rudy have owned him all year, stashing him on their bench.  I point to Rudy specifically, because he’s fairly agnostic on rookies, in general, so you know there’s something here.  Things break right and Senzel could be the number one call-up this year.  Yes, I avoided all the talk about his injuries, except for this throwaway comment, but we’re talking about the positives.  It’s Friday, LMFAO!  That’s Leave Me F**K Alone, Octopus.  I’m floating in a giant aquarium as I write this.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Christian Vazquez – If only his parents knew he’d one day become a MLB catcher, they could’ve named him Dishin’.  *cracks knuckles, exhales*  Ah, I’m good for today.  Jeeves, bring me my Boba tea!

Nate Lowe – Is it me or are there more players with the same last names this year than any year previously?  Getting comments like, “Grey, you’re handsome, and oh, so wise, can you choose your favorite three from this list:  Lowe, Santana, Cabrera, Reyes, or Martinez?”  The only player who doesn’t share a last name is Dwight Smith Jr.!  *rips hair out*  As for Nate Lowe and not B. Lowe, I’m not a huge fan yet.  I mean, I will be more than likely at some point, but I want to see something and everyday playing time.

Eric Thames – Right now he’s platooning with a few different players, not just Jesus Aguilar.  A straight platoon with Jesus would be sacrilegious, but for baseball so…sacflygious.  That rolls right off the tongue.  Thames could hit 20+ homers in a platoon, and more if he can work his way into everyday playing time.

Rowdy Tellez – So far he’s been outperforming their 3rd baseman, Starboy, but that will likely stop and Starboy will become Starboy, but that doesn’t distract from Rowdy’s potential.  He’s on pace for 26 HRs, .260 and could steal six bags.  Who?  Tellez.  No, I’m asking you.  Cute, Random Italicized Voice.

Matt Adams – I’ve mentioned this before but, eff it, not like I’ve never repeated myself before — and that’s me quoting me!  Hot schmotato alert!  Potatoes to chips, not for nothing, like, I don’t know, hedge, hedge, hedge!  Grey’s malfunctioning! — Any hoo!  What I said before is that there aren’t a ton of top 1st basemen, but there’s no shortage of scrubmarine 1st basemen on waivers.

Danny Santana – “Imagine the Lucy ‘Psychiatric Care for a nickel’ booth, but now imagine it says ‘Hot Schmotato for a nickel’ and Dannys Antana is standing there.”  That’s me describing the worst tattoo.

Tommy La Stella – If you grab La Stella, you can change your fantasy team name to Eat A D, Stanley Kowalski.

Luis Urias – Bit surprised the Padres haven’t moved on from Ian Kinsler yet, and I think it happens at any moment for Urias.  You care because Urias is hitting around .360 with power in Triple-A.  Maybe the Padres have been holding Kinsler for his terrific tamping down of celebrations.  “Hey, Kinsler, does that blanket have polio?”  “Nah, man, it’s just wet.”

Michael Chavis – So weird to me how some players get so overhyped by the Red Sox *cough* Jackie Bradley Jr. *cough* while others like Chavis are taking forever to get picked up.  He’s playing and hitting.  Who’s going to replace him at 2nd base?  Pedroia?  P to the fft.

Ty France – Beginning to think France is a Quad-A player, but it’s too early to write him off, and I’d still grab him.  Plus, if you own Britton too, you can one day drop France for your own personal Brexit.

Kelvin Gutierrez – This is funny (to me).  I don’t know a thing about KelGu.  I mean, I can look at his stats.  He looks like a 20/10 guy, but I’m mostly just interested in him because of how much he’s a full-on $54 vending machine steak.

Carter Kieboom – So far he’s looking more like *pinkie to mouth* Kiebust!  *turns to mirror, licks fingers, presses down eyebrows*  Bleh, it’s early; I will and do own Kieboom still.

Luis Rengifo – I wish major league teams would call up some rookies.  Said no one ever!  Kidding, there’s an entire faction of people who only say this.  “I like big butts and I cannot lie,” “Millennials ruined (fill-in noun),” and “I wish major league teams would call up some rookies.”   That’s their top three refrains.  They’re called The Refrainers; they used to go by The Proclaimers.

Jorge Mateo – Anime Grey mentions Mateo in the video at the top of the page, and I’ve picked him up in two leagues.  With Jurickson Profar battling the yips with Benihana chefs as they show him how to flip a shrimp into his shirt pocket — “Be one with the shrimp tail.” — I’m fully investing in Mateo, and will likely be a lede for one of my posts very soon.

Josh Reddick – Coincidence or not, but my iTunes just started playing “Mama Do The Hump” as I wrote Reddick’s name.  Oedipal complex is strong with this one.

Dwight Smith Jr. – He is doing exactly what I hoped from Cedric Mullins — Cedric the Mullinstainer — and I’m surprised DSJ isn’t owned in more leagues.  He’s been a solid number three to four outfielder.

Alex Verdugo – With Pollock out, Verdugo should get more playing time.  I’m coming up short of saying everyday playing time, because:  Dave Roberts.  Verdugo is a 17/10/.280 hitter, with some upside.  I’m a fan, but you likely still need to platoon him.

Skye Bolt – If anyone loves a good name more than me, I haven’t met them, but I also keep my contact with people IRL to a minimum.

Raimel Tapia – Just gave you my Raimel Tapia fantasy.  It had seventeen typos, and I might be miscounting.

Franmil Reyes – Just gave you my Franmil Reyes fantasy.  It was written while photoshopping Dansby and Erik Swanson’s faces on The Guilty Remnant.  “It’s The Leftovers!”

Martin Perez – I’m so intrigued by Martin Perez’s early-season numbers.  You could say I’m supertrigued!  *people shake their heads and start filing out*  Ubertrigued!  *they continue to exit*  Resplendentrigued?  Guys?  Come back, we’re not done.

Lance Lynn – This is a Streamonator call.  Like one of its calls to 1-900-Fri-Ends.

Spencer Turnbull – This is also a Streamonator call.  “Sorry, no, this is not a hotline to just chat, it’s a hotline to complain about the ends of french fries that are too burnt to eat.”

Chris Martin – Could come down to whether the Rangers’ bullpen can handle seven, eight or nine innings of hearing someone hum, “Clocks.”  S. Kelley’s no better with his Trapped in the Bullpen song.  I’m stretchin’ and yawnin’ and ready for the ballin’ on that rookie nookie…  You’re not singing a song, you are literally reading your dairy!

Hansel Robles –  Or as fantasy owners call him, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Buttrey.  I was saying this in the comments yesterday, but since it is so factually accurate (in my own head), I will repeat it.  It’s not the Ausmus prefers Robles or Buttrey, it’s that he doesn’t have any game plan whatsoever.  I’m not even 100% sure he knows when it’s the 7th vs. 9th inning.  I want The Sciosciapath back!  (Not really, but they’re close.)

Hector Neris – I just did a dry spit take when I realized what names I was listing for you to pick up for saves.  Neris, Coldplay and Robles?  How about I just put together a rack from Ikea’s Medieval section and torture myself?  What a shizzshow these guys will undoubtedly be.  I’d grab maybe one per league, says the guy who owns all three in some leagues.

SELL

Kris Bryant – “SELL?!  HAHAHAHAHA–Oh, Lordie, can I just freakin’ drop him?!”  That’s me screaming at Lordie.  Lordie is the Lhasa that lives next door to me.  Sweet dog, but barks a lot.  K. Bryant should start going by White Mamba and sign up for Dancing with the Stars, because this baseball thing is not working out.  Okay, so I don’t know if he’ll bounce back, because I don’t know if his shoulder is 100%.  Not sure anyone knows but him, but it sure as fudge does not seem to be healthy.  Go to our Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer and see if you can figure out some deals to trade Bryant away.  I wouldn’t trade him for the job of the forensics investigator who had to examine the masseuse’s fingers that were up Robert Kraft’s butt, but I would explore offers.

  1. hondo says:
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    First!

    • hondo says:
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      After all those years of having to wake up at 3 AM and never doing it,I figured why not.
      Thanks for your 3 AM posts,but now I sleep kinda normal hours.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha, No problem

      • hondo says:
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        You might want to delete the above,it’s superfluous,sorry to gum up the thread opening.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No worries

    • William Hung says:
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      Dammit i was in a meeting!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  2. Robert says:
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    Tapia or Buxton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia

  3. Fred says:
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    Tonight, play Cano vs. MIL or Senzel vs. SF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Senzel

  4. Steve says:
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    Wow, hadn’t seen how bad Profar’s yips have become. Anyone know of this is fixable in-season? I’m wondering if he’s a straight drop for a streamer/vulture-save candidate.

    MI – C Tucker, Kieboom (Tatis, Trea on IL)

    14T obp, h2h daily

    Is Profar a drop or you waiting another few days to see how he performs in the field?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him

  5. themendozaline says:
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    I want to sell Suarez but he’s literally such crap what am I going to get. Nothing? Nothing. What’s the point in trading crap for turd. Guess I have to hold eh? *groan*.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, blech

    • bigbear says:
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      Hold. BB/K ratio seems fine. Still seems to be making good contact. They’ll start falling in.

      • themendozaline says:
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        Yeah, thanks gentleman, enjoy the weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  6. Dancin Homer says:
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    Happy Friday to ya, Grey! Couldn’t have come soon enough (but why the HECK do Houston & Anaheim have off on a Friday?!?)

    Anyway, I need help in the Saves area (even though I have 4x “closers” in Treinen, Giles, Swarzak, & Parker). How would you rank the available (possible) closers:

    – Chris Martin
    – Hansel Robles
    – Mychal Givens

    Thanks in advance & enjoy the upcoming weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Same to you, Dancin!

      Givens, Robles

      • mthom42 says:
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        I think Robles could be elite with these metrics plus a couple of others. Only 7 others qualified this elite status.

        K/9 +10
        BB/9 -2.5
        K/BB +3.5
        H/9 -1

        EM

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hope so

        • Dancin Homer says:
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          Thank you and damn you for the insight/ statistical analysis.

          Was all ready to snag Givens, but not I have to seriously consider Robles over him.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

            • Dancin Homer says:
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              On a side note, is Swarzak droppable or still a “hold”?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Hold

  7. mthom42 says:
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    DFA… LMFAO!

    El Marco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  8. SephMeier says:
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    Speaking of hyped sawx prospects, are we buying on rusney castillo yet? Happy Friday!! Have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yet? Is this 2013? What do you mean?

      • SephMeier says:
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        Bad jokes and good times! I assume he was put back on he raft he came in on…

        Thanks for all you do!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, No problem

  9. Scuffy McGee says:
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    From the HOU farm, would you rather stash Whitley or Alvarez in an 11 tm. keeper league? I’ve had Forrest W. stashed all year, but Alvarez is MASHING. Thanks, I’ll hang up and listen.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Usually the bat, but he needs an injury to someone to have an impact so Whitley

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        Thank you, my fearless leader.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  10. Mr Baseball says:
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    Travis Shaw or Max Muncy 

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw

  11. hot corner says:
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    I think Bryant will be fine. I live right by Wrigley and watch every Cubs game. His shoulder doesn’t seem to be a problem, but his timing was all messed up for the first few weeks. He looked one of the 9 year olds that I coach. He was striding and swinging at the same time. HE was literally starting his swing with his front foot in the air. He was late to everything, couldn’t adjust at all and had no power from his lower half when he did make contact. For the past week, he looks to be getting his front foot down quicker and he is hitting with more authority.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so!

      • mthom42 says:
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        OMG me too. FWIW I just traded Hoskins for him. I’m thinking Bryant might have been a white walker and has finally broken free from the Night King.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

      • hot corner says:
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        Puig is the one driving me crazy. Trying to be patient and have him on the bench in most places, but I am getting to the point where I am sick of looking at his name. I know that he is going to get hot the second I drop him. I am still scarred from 2 years ago, when I was sick of looking at Rendon’s name at the end of April, so benched him for one day and he went 6-6, 3HR, 10RBI on my bench. My son still asks me, “Do you still hate Anthony Rendon?” Fortunately, as a Cubs fan, I can always say, “Nah, I hate J-Hey more now,” as he is rolling over another ground ball to the second baseman.

        • Beastmaster says:
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          Early May is pretty early to be giving up on players. It hasn’t even gotten to the 80 degree mark for most of the country.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s driving me crazy too! Been so miserable

    • Lindorphins says:
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      I hope not! (I just traded Bryant for Stanton like an hour ago, haha)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Me too!

    • Keith Labelle says:
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      Lots of moving parts to that swing

  12. RicoSuave says:
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    Thanks for the great write up Grey!

    Tapia or Verdugo?

    • RicoSuave says:
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      in points league…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm, I’d try Verdugo

  13. Michael DePinto says:
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    10-team H2H League…Hits and Walks instead of AVG or OBP.

    I am sure it is not but is offering my Blackmon and Joc Pederson too much for Betts? I like Joc a lot but he never plays against lefties so a week like this week he is going to sit from Tuesday until next Tuesday.

    How would you feel about if I had to replace Joc with Dahl? Same/Too much/not enough?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not… still Betts with Dahl

  14. NickinIthaca says:
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    He may just be reading his diary, but Trapped in the Closet is a work of art, dammit!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

      • Beastmaster says:
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        Clint.

  15. Beastmaster says:
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    Frazier will be coming back soon. Tapia or Frazier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier who

      • Beastmaster says:
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        Clint.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah, dur on me, Clint

  16. Willie Mickey and the Duke says:
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    Trade proposal Schoop for Piscotty
    Need to upgrade my MI with Tatis out ( picked up and benched Rengifo and Tucker but not sold on them) I have Stanton soon (hopefully) so I can trade an of
    Should I trade or keep Piscotty and use one of the two stop-gaps? 15 team roto

    Have a good weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Piscotty, think you can do better

      • Willie Mickey and the Duke says:
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        Thanks. Needed to reconfirm my gut. By the way, I’ll give you Carpenter for a bag of balls in a heartbeat. I’d take Kluber’s right arm for him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, ugh, I know

  17. James says:
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    1) Which side do you prefer? Merrifield + Glasnow vs Harper + G Marquez?

    2) Would you drop Shaw to pick up Eloy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Harper…sure

  18. William Hung says:
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    I was up 5-1 on pitching losses through yesterday – and now i’m looking at 3 losses across 2 days unless the Cards can score some runs against Hendricks. Brasier’s failure hurt double cause it cost me a save too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

      • William Hung says:
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        Now I’m scared of Glasnow @ BAL – I thought Flaherty would do well against the Cubs

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cubs are a bit better than O’s

          • William Hung says:
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            FYI – Strop is currently warming up in the bullpen while Hendricks tries to get the CG/SO

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  19. Don't Be a Hader says:
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    Anyone eyeballin’ Tyler Beede today?
    Or is he another doomed SP with no run support like the Marlin gang ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not me

  20. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    How would you rank Senzel, Dee Gordon, Odor, Jose Peraza?

    I swimming in MI’s (own Whit Merrifield, Baez, C. Seager already). Would try to trade away some MI’s to go after Senzek (he got drafted in all 4 leagues I’m in).

    Peace!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Senzel, Peraza

      • jlfc42 says:
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        Thanks! Will try to make a move for Senzel…should have went after him much sooner but to “what can do?”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yup

  21. Bu says:
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    Sit Ray tonight at Colorado? H2H points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  22. Byr says:
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    Choose one ROS

    Reynaldo
    Ray
    Strahm
    Skaggs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ray

  23. Joshua Wasylyk says:
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    Great stuff as usual, Grey!

    I keep seeing the sell high/buy low articles on a number of other sites. Everyone seems like they want to rid themselves of the terrible Tim Anderson and joyless Joc Pederson asap. I kinda get it – they’ve been way outproducing what their underlying stats are saying. But it’s not like they’re scrubs.

    My biggest problem with those articles is that they never give you an indication of what a reasonable sell-high deal would look like. I know it’s often league dependent, but its critical information.

    On the Razzball ROS rankings for 16 team OPS leagues, Anderson is sandwiched between intriguing players like Conforto, Peralta, Haniger, Meadows, Aguilar and Moncada. These are all attractive pieces for a variety of reasons. However, replacement cost and value needs to be considered. SS is better supplied this year than most, but by moving Anderson, a team is probably now looking for a new SS. I feel like the sell high/buy low articles would be much more beneficial if they took this on.

    Two questions for ya – keeper league context (no salaries):

    1. Tim Anderson
    a) If you own him, are you actively trying to move Anderson?
    b) If so, what are you trying to bring back?

    2. Joc Pederson
    a) Is he a hold or are you exploring a deal?
    b) If you’re shopping Pederson for an SP, is he in the Zack Greinke/David Price range or the Jose Quintana/Charlie Morton range?

    Thanks for all the hard work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Maybe an underperforming SP (deGrom), injured big bat (Giancarlo) that kind of thing 2. Sell… I’d take Greinke or Price

  24. Sid Bream Cream dreams says:
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    Muncy or chavis? Got me good w the lordie line

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe… Muncy

      • Sid bream cream dreams says:
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        All muncys giving me is k’s all yr. hes been sitting a bit recently too. Hows about ketel one? I am aggressively shopping for a legit 2b but noones budging from their guys. Stanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Muncy over Ketel still

  25. Stumanji! says:
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    I’ll put Martin Perez with Giolito and Urias, sexy af “next staff ace” prospects that I stashed for years with no payoff. SAD!

    Also, is it just me or does everybody play SS this year? In my 10 tm league, I have nine (!) guys with SS eligibility, and that doesn’t even count C. Tucker who I just dropped, plus FAs Kieboom, Rengifo, Mateo, and Kingery who I’m CWAM-ing. Even so, I can’t find a team with a strong need at SS to trade with.

    Brewers fans: Any chatter about Keston Hiura getting a call? I haven’t heard anything but he’s been slapping around Triple A pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bring up Keston, please! But where will he play? Shortstop is stacked this year (as it was last year)

    • Jeff says:
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      Moustakiss i believe only signed for one year so it looks like next year

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ugh

  26. Bosom Buddy says:
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    Of course I benched Hendricks today because i can only get roofied so many times before I finally stop drinking. God I hate pitching this year!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  27. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    LOL, the yips!, Mateo time!

    Hey what is this $54 vending machine steaki, I mean who would even get a steak from a vending machine? Did I miss something?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you don’t know a $54 vending machine steak, you’re with 99.9% of the population

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        W ell enlighten me amigo..

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            This is why I love youand razzball so much, no homo, only you could come up with the $54 vending machine steak, class..

            Nobody does it better, nobody has your sense of wit and nobody is as clever as you, don’t ever stop being you Grey!!

            Simply the best, better than all those wanna be perts. Not only are you great on all the stuff I said above, but you really do your homework, nobody plays the game among the perts as good as you do!! I am so proud to know you, my fellow JERSEY guy!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, thanks!

  28. Quill says:
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    Choose 3. No specific needs

    Tim Beckham
    Eloy
    Shaw
    Peraza
    Mallex
    Ender
    Kike

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eloy, Shaw, Ender

  29. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    And why are you buying a .218 hitting redsux catcher?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cheap power, decent runs/RBIs… Avg can come around

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        Fair enough, but my hatred for the bosux does not allow me to own any redsux.

        This is my this is my 26 year playing FBB and I have NEVER owned a redsux..

        • Moscowitz says:
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          There is actually no place for unpragmatic sentimental stuff like this in fantasy sports. I never liked the redsox but i damn sure would own whole lineups of them if they helped me win my league.

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            I get as many Yankees, Astros, Cubs, Brewers, Phillies, Rockies, and Dodgers, etc, as I can..Plenty of great players out there no need to have guys on my team that I don’t like. I Have won a good about of Championships doing it my way..to each there own..

        • When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diaries of Hans Frank and Anne Frank says:
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          if that’s true why even ask? it sounds like no matter what he said you won’t be owning any BOS player anyway. i mean let’s say he comes back with a completely valid argument for were you just planning on shitting it down as is regardless since “you’d never own a bosux player” anyway

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            Ok lets rephrase this, I have picked up Redsox off of waivers to trade away, if Grey sold me on Vazquez, I would add him and then trade him to a redock fan for hopefully a Yankees player..

            • When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diaries of Hans Frank and Anne Frank says:
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              well if it’s a better player than the BOS player that is smart sure. and if you play in leagues where you can exploit BOS fandom, then that’s smart too. or (sounds like) you can exploit BOS fans smart too. but NOT EVER owning ANY BOS players simply from fandom (as you say) isn’t good for you.

              – and yep, it doesn’t matter if you win sometimes doing what you do, that’s like somebody saying dave roberts is a “good” manager since LAD do well since he’s there. they do. but it’s quite possible they would do even better with a smarter manager. it IS of course nice to win leagues while also exclusively dodging an entire team but you might’ve been doing even better without this leak.

    • The Harrow says:
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      compare that to other FA catchers. i know this to be true in my leagues when i look at who’s out there (for deep leagues for sure, i already own him in tons anyway)

  30. gargamel04 says:
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    Why does Hittertron seem to hate Alfaro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not a good hitter, has power tho

    • The Harrow says:
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      most catchers are hated. OBP wolf this year isn’t, in fact to surprising levels at least lately.

  31. Yu says:
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    Mallex over Peraza or Shaw? My needs are runs, but I’m guessing you would hold the last two still.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  32. sportivetricks says:
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    G-rey,

    I’m thinking of streaming Gausman @ MIA ($12.9). Do I need to be talked out of this?

    Lurrrrrrrrrrrrya!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would

  33. Twins Peaker says:
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    How long until Zack Gallen comes in and Alcantara or Urena get sent down or to the pen? I’d like to own their rotation. As I have Smith, Richards and Lopez already in a pts league. Gallen is making good AAA hitters look blind.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      June/July, I own him on 1 league

  34. Funk117 says:
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    Long time reader infrequent commentor got a 16 team yahoo redraft regular lineup plus 2 util. 6×6 daily lineup H2H Obp instead of avg and slg percentage . Khris Davis and Domingo Santana or rizzo and ketel marte which side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  35. citizen5 says:
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    Drop SP Trevor Richards or RP Jeffress for SP M Perez?
    Thanks in advance,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jeffress

  36. Fundle Bundle Life says:
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    dannys antana bout to get 1B after today in yahoo. why he’s played zero OF this year i have no clue. must have a ton of DH starts or something. if he has played OF yahoo is str f’ing up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup

  37. WaiverWirin says:
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    In a Standard 12-team:

    1. Rank LaStella, B Dozier, Wong, or R Odor for 2B
    2. Rank B Reynolds, Gamel, Bauers, Pence, Bader, Laureano for 5th OF

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Odor, La Stella 2. Bader, Bauers

  38. Matty says:
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    Does anyone think Yuli will turn it around? Are folks moving on? For me he’s just filling a Bench/ Utility spot and I have Rowdy, Tapia, Peraza, etc on the waiver wire.
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’ll get hot at some point

  39. Launch Angle says:
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    Chavis or E. Escobar for a standard redraft roto league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eduardo

  40. YC says:
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    Hey Grey – as a Sox fan we overhype all our rookies due to our inferiority complex. The whole Bucky Dent-Evil Empire syndrome. With that said, we always get tagged as the worst fans, but this is my ranking:

    (1) Yankees – frat boys screaming in everyone’s face “we won 27 World Series!!” Dude, 80% of those happened when the ticket prices were still a quarter. And “we” didn’t win anything, “they” won those games.
    (2) Cubs- all the negatives of Sox fans with none of the positives (like actually caring about the games)
    (3) Sox – yea we can be a bit annoying. I get it.

    Does that ranking sound about right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think Cards fan have to get in the top 3 now?

      • YC says:
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        Yea, with the whole Cardinal Way nonsense. Definitely locked into 4th place. Maybe with the Cubs having finally won Sox move into 2 and Cards into 3. Very close.

        Mets fans, by the way, are closing in on the best fans. They’re hilarious in the face of the worst run organization in MLB.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mets fans are the best, easily

  41. JD says:
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    Senzel or Kieboom(!)?

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
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      Senzel has the potential to put up a Benitendi-type line (.290/20/20). Kieboom has a little pop, but is light on speed and has some swing and miss to his game. Playing time issues once Turner returns too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Senzel

  42. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Happy Senzel Day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yay!

  43. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Desmond starting over Tapia in Denver tonight.

    • prestige says:
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      With lefty starting

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  44. FIsh says:
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    I traded Tatis for Bryant in my Yahoo keeper league. Here’s to hoping I don’t regret it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      you’ll be happy when he gets the shoulder surgery he needs.

  45. JC says:
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    Please rank ROS
    Chavis, Senzel, Walker

    Have a great weekend. Thank you for your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker, Senzel

  46. prestige says:
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    Can you Rank:

    Tapia, Fowler, Cordell, Goodrum, Candelario, C Tucker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker, Tapia

  47. Keith Labelle says:
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    Offered Franco for my Bieber in a 12-team 5×5 roto.

    Ask for more, right? Chapman? Castellanos? E5? Segura?

    What bat should I target for Biebs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s terrible… segura seems fair

  48. Green monstah says:
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    Good afternoon & happy Friday grey!

    H2h points weekly:

    Which SS to add for next week & going forward, my Tatis is on the IL: available are Eric Sogard (2b/SS), Ahmed Rosario, dansby swanson

    Next hold or dump either my dan Vogelbach, or Alex Gordon to add either: danny Santana (OF/2b), tommy la Stella (2b/3b), Jeff McNeil (2b/3b/OF),
    Eric Thames (1b/OF), Dwight Smith jr, Josh Reddick, Justin turner, Jesse winker,

    FYI my OF’s are (we start 4) Bryce Harper, benintendi, conforto, joc pederson, then on my bench dee Gordon (2b/of), mccutchen, Travis Shaw (2b/3b), devers, muncy (1b/3b), Alex Gordon, Dan Vogelbach (1b/DH), Nate Lowe, senzel .

    Tatis Jr IL
    Austin meadows IL

    My utility is Jose abreu
    My other utility Chavis

    My 1b goldy

    My 2b Ozzie Albies

    My 3b hunter Dozier

    My SS I added Kieboom but he hasn’t done much this week

    My IF Alonso

    My DH khris Davis

    Thanks man!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dansby… turner

  49. Dave D says:
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    Well, I’m happy to see Jorge Mateo here. I hope you’re right. I only own him one place currently (our league) but if he’s recalled I likely add him in NFBC. I’m ready to drop Fletcher to replace him since he’s being abused and neglected by Assmunch. I just need some guys to cone off IL in a few leagues: C. Stewart, ODB, Ohtani namely. I’m not holding my breath on Mr.“Turf Toe”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fletcher has been so disappointing… Ausmus and him

      • Dave D says:
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        I think he’d be fine if they let him play every day. He’s hitting.297 despite it all.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, such an empty average tho, needs to hit lead off with it

          • Dave D says:
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            Yeah, you’re being logical again. If only Assmunch would.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, true

  50. Garish Gary says:
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    Andujar over Peraza? I also have Mondesi, Baez, Robles, Benintendi, Acuna & Tatis for steals

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah if healthy

    • 183414 says:
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      6 team lg. ?

  51. What's a Drexl? says:
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    ugly decision, which 2 out of dozier, devers, senzel (still only has, and WILL only have for a while 3B, in yahoo). dozier is hated by SON (boyd) the others liked.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier, Senzel

      • What's a Drexl? says:
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        i meant just today i ain’t dropping any of these in 16 team dynasty, which this is, esp since senzel will get his CF in 5 games.

  52. Gotime says:
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    I made it what 5 weeks before a catcher question? .. I own Beef .. H2H weekly lock cats hold or drop for McCann or Garver (last move this week)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  53. Perfect Game says:
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    Hey Grey. You asked that I go to the newest post for follow ups. Here’s a copy and paste.

    I have concerns about Flaherty being able to go deep into games to get the QS and Buehler. I have Folty to who is meh at best.

    Looking again at my roster in a shallow 10-team league – who on my roster, if any, would you offer for the following SP’s that would be fair, but help me? I would even consider a 2:1.

    1. Bauer – this owner wants a big hitter in return
    2. Glasnow
    3. L. Castillo

    If I win my league, I’m going to have your name engraved on the trophy too.

    C Ramos
    1B Hoskins
    2B Albies
    3B Vlad
    OF Yelich, Acuna, E. Rosario
    UTIL Harper, Mondesi
    BENCH E. Escobar

    SP Cole, Marquez, Buehler, Carrasco, Flaherty, Folty

    • Perfect Game says:
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      SS is Story…how can I forget the Story?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Make sure you spell it with an E!

      Non-keeper right? Vlad for Bauer

      • Perfect Game says:
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        Right, season-long redraft league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then try that Vlad trade

          • Perfect Game says:
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            Will do, thanks.

            If he’s not interested in Vlad for Bauer –

            1. Would Vlad for Berrios be just as good in my situation?

            2. Would Eddie Rosario or Harper be too much for Bauer and not worth doing?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Roasrio for Bauer, then Vlad for Berrios

              • Perfect Game says:
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                I struck out with this owner. would you try to make a deal with another – Vlad for Luis Castillo or just hold?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’d take Castillo

  54. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 Team H2H Categories

    Looking for Holds would you be ok with dropping Minter for Lugo?

    Already have Davis, Iglesias and W.Smith for saves

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  55. The Other JC says:
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    Need to sit one of:

    1. Adam Jones at Colorado (Anderson)
    2. Justin Turner at San Diego (Lauer)
    3. Wil Myers v LAD (Kershaw)

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner

      • The Other JC says:
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        Thanks. Just had a lineup change. Now between sitting Justin or Chavis (Lopez, WSox). Sorry for the repetition. Hey, it’s another .000000000789 of a penny!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Justin

  56. toolshed says:
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    Cole tucker or kieboom?

    Different league. own kieboom now, he has 2 hr, but that’s about it. How long do I hold him before moving on? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

      • i don't want to brag but i got irritable bowel syndrome says:
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        this one’s getting popular. it’s about the playing time and the speed (tucker) vs the hit tool/power guy (kieboom). tucker has the up on both. speed translates right away assuming on base at all, kieboom’s hit/power could take longer and his playing time might get completely f’ed when treat urner is back, which might not be far off (hitting with bats yesterday supposedly).

        • i don't want to brag but i got irritable bowel syndrome says:
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          and by “up” i mean playing time/speed, NOT hit tool/power, as kieboom longer term has both of those.

  57. Prog Nation says:
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    Happy Friday, Grey. After dropping Eloy, picked up Leury Garcia as replacement. ROS Josh Reddick over Leury, for AVG/OBP? Thanks and have a great weekend, Cinco De Mayo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick, you too!

  58. Db says:
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    Piscotty 1 for his last 20
    Something and faces Musgrove, Williams, Lyles

    Start deshields vs Toronto instead??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  59. dau says:
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    Aguilar for Moncada—>?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • dau says:
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        You’d want Aguilar then?

        • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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          my guess is when you say it that way you owned cactus jesus to start.

          • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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            jebus, i’m fucked, IF you already owned catcus jesus this means take moncada.

  60. Tommy herr says:
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    Grey, you are the only one in the entire industry who liked Javy Baez, i got him for only $30 in my nl only. You dont overthink the game based on pressuppositions. You are the only one who says go zero aces and all the aces suck d. I build my auction team hitting heavy and grab undervalued reliable horses like kyle hendrix and jeff samardzija. You are a genius team builder
    Mr. Gigglesworth!

    Love Tommy Herr,

    • herschel says:
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      love the name. got my picture taken at some mall in st louis in 3rd grade with tommy herr, darrell porter and lonnie smith. i think if you squint hard enough you can still see the cocaine on his upper lip.

      • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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        what mall, i’m jealous i didn’t see it. guessing galleria. we got a decently amount of shootings outside that one now.

        • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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          “decent amount of shootings outside”

        • herschel says:
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          think it was westport plaza circa ’83…

  61. holyscheisse says:
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    12 team h2h points…

    Alex Gordon or Tapia as depth OF?

  62. Ryanoger says:
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    Lose Folty or McCugh for Arrieta or hold?

    10 team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Folty

  63. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. need to start one of the following next week. who do you like (SON is leaning Porcello).

    Matz – @ SD
    Porcello – vs Sea
    VV – @ stl, @ kc

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello

  64. Fundle Bundle Life says:
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    murphy’s hurt again, take notice (hampson droppers). which i am.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That was fast, what happened

      • Fundle Bundle Life says:
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        just based on missing 2 days in a row. but it’s murphy, so…

        • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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          I’m off the Hampton train and on the Tapia train…keep Garret away and let McMahon Desmond take over 2B/1B :-)

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Let’s go!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah

  65. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Segura just went oppo. Beautiful piece of hitting. Now if he’d just start running…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love it!

    • goodfold2 says:
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      gerber batted 2nd. these guys get paid actual money to do this. big head might have a contusion.

  66. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! If you have 4 relievers in a weekly league, but those guys are Trienen plus Braiser Alvarado and Neris…

    Would you trade Alvarado for Barnes in order to handcuff Braiser?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  67. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Last one for ya! You taking guys like Rowdy, Nate Lowe, IanDesmond over Jay Bruce?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowe

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks! Have a good weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too, Duda!

  68. Ryanoger says:
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    You still like peraza over piscotty and ender right?

    Thanks man have a great weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, you too

  69. ryanoger says:
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    You still like peraza over piscotty and ender right?

    Thanks man have a great weekend grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      • ryanoger says:
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        Who would you take then Piscotty, Ender, and Eduardo Escobar is up for grabs too

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Piscotty

  70. MrBaseball says:
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    your only as good as your last pitcher so who should it be

    Martín Pérez  or Dakota Hudson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  71. Dave D says:
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    Holy crap, Deter Dietrich!!! I can’t believe his stat line tonight. The crazy thing is on my worst team, due to injuries, I picked him up on Sunday and had him in my lineup. Hooray finally!!! Awesome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, amazing!

      • William Hung says:
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        more amazing is that the Reds are about to blow this game

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Effin’ Raisel

  72. Bret Tasker says:
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    Do I give up on Travis Shaw for Chavis? Limited moves league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, hold

  73. Keith Labelle says:
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    JA Happ or G. Polanco in a vacuum? Thanks!

    Happy Friday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  74. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    14-team OBP league. One U and one bench spot. Pick 2:

    J.Bauers, B.Reynolds, Rengifo, France, Skye Bolt, Kelvin Gutierrez, or Mateo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauers, Mateo

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        Since Mateo is still in the Minors who would be next? (I can stash him in my Minors spot for now)

        Also, was offered Brad Hand (saves + Holds league and I own Buttrey, D.Castillo, and Leclerc) for my Travis Shaw and Eickhoff. I’m leaning toward not accepting it. I had offered Leclerc and Eickhoff for Hand since they were both keepers and Hand was not a keeper and this team was way down in the standings.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          France — I’d hold on Hand deal

  75. jiggy nits says:
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    dietrich vs wilmer difo – nl only. gracias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dietrich

  76. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Is ketel simply abusing his coors field visit? Or is he someone I should consider? His numbers looked good before tonight.

    I’d have to drop a SP most likely though. J. A. Happ, Domingo German, Gausman.

    Would you cut any of those guys for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ketel has been good all year…. Happ

  77. Force says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Keeper limited moves 6×6 roto league

    Should I hold onto Travis Shaw or should I pick up Chavis

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  78. Drew says:
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    Drop Peacock (who’s my 6th SP) for Martin Perez or a ratio RP, like T. May?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Perez

  79. kilkennybrian says:
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    1.) How deep of leagues do you want Mateo?

    2.) Earlier you wrote you’d take Aguilar over Moncada? Time to sell Moncada?

    3.) Should we start paying attention to Howie Kendrick? I know he always does this than gets hurt, but his elg, hitting 3rd, and is a bonafide .300+ hitter is kinda fun to own

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. 15 team or deeper 2. I’d sell Moncada 3. Sure, but not sustainable

  80. Senzel was 1 for 5 tonight. I’m not even sure that this performance is sustainable. Time to cut losses? Looks line a bust.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  81. William Hung says:
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    Going into tonight, did you know that Bellinger has only 2 fewer HRs (14) than strikeouts (16)… that’s insane!

    Pitcher Q: Marco Gonzales or Matt Strahm? I tend to lean towards NL guys

    • 183414 says:
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      What DiMaggio, Williams, Gwynn, Musial did was actually insane.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holy crap! I didn’t realize that about Cody

      Sure, Strahm

      • William Hung says:
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        Arenado is pretty close right now as well in terms of HR/K ratio

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh yeah?

  82. 183414 says:
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    My best NFBC 12 team, leading my lg. by a nice margin, and although it’s not even cinco de mayo, I’m wondering if I even need to bid this week , as is my weekly inclination, just because I can.
    DeSciafani, Kikuchi, Turnbull, Canning, Perez, Mahle, Miley all look like good adds, if not streamers.
    My 8 starters are: Max
    Bauer
    Price
    Eduardo
    Glasnow
    Musgrove
    German
    Eflin

    My 4 R.P.’s are: Smith
    Iglesias (far and away the ugliest game of the year/ had Gray w/ the 10-3 lead) Lost W and save
    Elias
    Kimbrel

    I don’t know how I’m 12th OA (must be a misprint) with 1 legitimate closer, so unless you can assertively tell me that any of the f.a. starters should replace any of my pitchers, I think I must pass.

    Bader, Tapia, and Goodwin available, and if I wasn’t light on speed, Dyson would be the drop. If Bader would run and Tapia would be an every day bat, I put in a bid, but I can use whatever s.b.’s Dyson gives me. What’s your take ?
    Andujar looks like he’s returning, and I’m thrilled (own him on 3 teams), but he won’t be running, except around the bases.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think you need to bid… I like Kikuchi and Desclfani if they have good matchups, I think the latter does, but who are you dropped? Maybe Eflin, but I don’t know his matchup either… Meh on the bats

  83. 183414 says:
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    Back to back. Hope that you respond. I gather you’re not a fan of Smoak, and are a big fan of Nate Lowe. With that said, I’m not willing to drop Smoak for Lowe, but would drop Leury or Laureano(7th/8th o.f. , if you include McNeil). Please rank Lowe, Bader, and Tapia… only at bats I’m interested in. Love watching Laureano in the o.f., so I’d like to keep him over Leury.
    Phegley/McCann (James) available…for Alfaro ? Think I know that answer. haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d drop Leury — Lowe, Tapia, Bader — Hold catcher

      • 183414 says:
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        Thanks Grey Man. I gather you’re not in favor of dropping Dyson for Tapia or Bader ? IF Tapia would be getting full time p.t., then sure. Bader hitting 8th and not running doesn’t appear worth it for Dyson, who at least plays against righties.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, I’d hold Dyson

          • 183414 says:
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            Thanks bro.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  84. brett says:
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    Kieboom is currently sitting on my bench… Yordan Alvarez is out there.

    worth stashing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  85. anon says:
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    Missed out on a Senzel but have a serious case of the rookie nookie

    Have Shaw stinking up my 2B position – is Shaw or Muncy too much to offer for Senzel? Have Dozier to man 3rd

    12 team ESPN mixed, guys like Brian dozier and Kike H are currently FA 2Bs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Muncy seems fair

  86. Hello Rockview says:
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    Roto league

    Rank the RP
    Givens, Buttrey, Pagan, Kelley

    Thanks

    • JC says:
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      Just not so sure about selling Tim Anderson…every year there are a whole bunch of middle infielders stepping up for one year then dropping off the next. Maybe this is his year!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buttrey, Givens

  87. JC says:
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    J Turner or H Dozier for ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  88. Freddie Freeballs says:
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    Rowdy! Dood is legit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  89. The Other JC says:
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    Weekly checkup Dr. Grey. What is good?

    Best on the wire in a 12 teamer, H2H, standard ESPN league….ten hitting, nine pitching cats. Grichuk, C Frazier, G Polanco, Soler, Goodwin, Thames.
    Minor, M Perez, ERod, Kikuchi, Matz, Eflin, Romo, H Robles.

    Ramos
    C Santana, J Turner, Aguilar
    Albies, Segura, McNeil (Trea on IL)
    Hoskins, Acuna, Inciarte, A Jones, Winker
    Util: Chavis
    Bench: Myers (for now until he stops Ks…and plays when Aguilar sits)
    Carrasco, Bieber, Berrios, Castillo, Strasburg, R Hill
    Neris, Parker, Braiser, Strop

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure who you would drop here

      • The Other JC says:
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        Mazara just got dropped. I had him last year and endured those ups and downs. Still, I like him better than A Jones and, gulp, maybe Aguilar. Hold or try to grab him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s better than Jones

  90. Baby Seal says:
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    Grey!! Some serious LOL moments in that intro! Loved it.

    This is just amazing: “Or as fantasy owners call him, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Buttrey.”

    Thanks for the laughs!
    – Baby Seal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  91. Jeffry says:
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    Drop Mitch Garver for Phegley?

    Thanks

    • Jeffry says:
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      Or Christan Vazquez?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Vazquez

  92. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey!

    ROS: Franmil Reyes or Nomar Mazara?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mazara

  93. Steve says:
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    What do you think about Kimbrel? Got offered Kimbrel for my Woodruff. I need a closer and Givens/Buttrey are on the wire.

    If Kimbrel gets a job (day in ATL), this is a huge lottery ticket. Think he winds up without a job this season?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Kimbrel there

  94. FrankGrimes says:
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    The anticipation is strong.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I need it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re sending as soon as you have, right?

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        Of course!
        Planning on watching tonight.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  95. Db says:
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    I offered mondesi/porcello for sherZer no bite

    He now has Paxton on dL anybody worth offering for him
    C Alfaro
    1b ee
    2b mondesi
    If moose
    3b Vlad Jr
    Of Jose Martinez, Betts, soler, reddick
    Util Cruz, Eduardo Escobar
    Bench Cole tucker, Dan Murphy
    DL upton

    Mikolas, Marquez, minor, Skaggs, Odorizzi, desclefani, porcello, german, Alvarado, Kelley, brasier, Greene

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy?

  96. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    @Grey 12 team, 5×5 roto

    You starting Wheeler today @MIL?

    How about Lucchesi v. LAD?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting both

  97. ThE sHiT says:
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    Aww sookie, Chavis with the 2B elig on ESPN!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  98. Hill says:
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    Choose 2. No specific needs

    Peraza
    Tim Beckham
    Kike
    Kieboom
    Jo-Ma
    Bader
    Nate Lowe
    Soler
    Renato

    And out of the two you pick, who do you like the most?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowe, Jo-Ma

      • Hill says:
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        Lowe over Jo-Ma?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Flip a coin

  99. Winteriscoming says:
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    Hey grey how are you feeling about kimbrel at this point is he still being too greedy? I only have 3 rp slots 2 currently occupied by Kenta and glasnow. Just dropped Eduardo (hopefully he doesn’t go off today) for boyd and now k was debating between dropping kimbrel so I had relief slot to swap out everyday or drop Jon gray or Domingo German or Lucchesi which I don’t want to do really…thoughts ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can drop Kimbrel, he’s not coming back until June at least now

      • Winteriscoming says:
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        Thanks grey! And continue to roll with gray and Domingo for a bit longer? Current rotation is Lucchesi, domingo, boyd, Nola, gray and Marquez with severino on the bench and than Maeda, glasnow and kimbrel. Only 10 starts a week I don’t think Lucchesi and gray should be cut yet Domingo was the one I was concerned about only for future playing time issues…and lastly if you could pick one to hold on to who do you see more value with wander Franco or Luis Robert?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I guess, what options do you have… Franco

          • Winteriscoming says:
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            Hmm best options would be kikuchi, Montas, Matz, DeSclafani, Musgrove, Junis, Turnbull, Davies, Thornton, Sanchez, Gausman and shark are really the best available unfortunately

            Yeah I have Nola as a 7th rd keeper and joram as 5th but depending how they finish out the year I may look to replace one or both which is why I was gunning for Franco or Robert now so I had them as 25th rd keepers

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Those are pretty good options

  100. ThE sHiT says:
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    Still early, but spending big(gish) in my auction for Stanton, Bryant and Muncy hasnt been as fruitful as i imagined. Still pretty hopeful for those three though. Good waiver grabs of Chavis, HDozier, Yawndy (very early), Walker, Tapia and Verdugo have softened the blow. The calls i (you) did get right of Mondesi, Sunday and Dahl are nice. Still got a lot of work to do clawing out of last in a 14 teamer, but its still early and barely warming up like someone else said yesterday. Cheers to baseball and have a great weekend, Grey! Thanks a million for all the awesome work you do!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Here’s to getting you out of last! You too!

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        Started slow last year too, hung around middle of the pack after that, made the playoffs as the 5 seed and steamrolled through the playoffs beating all higher seeds to repeat as champ. Ppl always wanna be in first (of course its nice), but my goal is always to just make playoffs and go from there

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha, let’s do it again, then!

  101. Cincinnati Man says:
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    Just traded my Pete Alonso, Bregman and Giles for Jose Rameriz and Benintendi.

    Analyzers said yes, but close. I feel good about finding another reliever.

    Thoughts?

    Thank you and ready for Senz in cincy! Nothing like a slow roller for first career hit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup… sounds fair, could go either way

  102. leon says:
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    pinder, gutierez, or camargo for 3b?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pinder

  103. Clue says:
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    Drop Peraza for one of the following? My needs are runs

    Chavis
    Bader
    Nate Lowe
    Thames
    Franmil
    Kiermaier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do you have any needs? Chavis I guess

      • Clue says:
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        My needs are hitters that will score runs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavis

  104. Boing says:
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    Better corresponding move

    Put Taillon on IL to pick up Strahm
    Put Eloy on IL to pick up Ender

    My other pitchers include Ray, Flaherty, Marquez, Ed-Rod Glasnow, C. Smith, Glasnow, Luchessi, and Wheeler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender

  105. i don't want to brag but i got irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    best holds guy: bearclaw, wittgren, crick (might have the 8th over kela now), hirano, cishek, kelly, kelvin, neshek

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bear

  106. i don't want to brag but i got irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    thames or puig as winker backup in 12 team OPS dynasty for RF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  107. Bill says:
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    Who would you drop Taillon for? I would prefer not to hold him since I don’t have an IL spot open at the moment.

    Strahm
    Porcello
    Woodruff
    Skaggs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strahm

  108. Cohen says:
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    U starting Corbin at Philly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  109. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Mancini and Conforto for Blackmon. I know you don’t like Charlie but looking to upgrade at OF and currently have Mancini as a bench bat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini

  110. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    @Grey 12 team 5×5 roto

    Christian Walker was dropped and I got a two part question for you:

    1) Should I drop anyone on my team for him?
    2) If so, is he worth my #1 waiver claim or should I wait to see if he clears waivers?

    C – Alfaro
    1B – Hoskins
    2B – Albies
    3B – Baez
    SS – Bogaerts
    OF – Yelich
    OF- Dahl
    OF – Domingo
    UTIL – Inciarte
    BN – Shaw, Peraza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza, yes

  111. JC says:
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    Which side……

    Bryant and Villar for Myers, J Turner and McNeil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant

  112. William Hung says:
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    @Grey- Jimmy Nelson is about 2 weeks away barring a setback. Do you think he’s a top 40 SP when healthy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, but I don’t know if he’s healthy

  113. L to the Uzzle, D to the O-double-G. says:
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    G to the Reyzel! Thank you for finally, *finally* giving Bryant the “Au Shiz” reverse jinx sell!

    He’s actually been looking a little better lately, so this could be just the boost he needs to start showing some power!

    Yeeeeeewwah, boyeeeeeeeee!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so

  114. frankgrimes says:
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    Sent the goods…. tick tick tick BOOM!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Awesome!

  115. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Would you drop Reddick for Dietrich?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  116. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    This kid he Senzel the balls out the yard

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  117. Bat Flip says:
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    Buehler or Wheeler ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler

      • Bat Flip says:
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        What about Weaver or Folty? Weaver another QS in Colorado.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Weaver

  118. Bat Flip says:
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    Chavis homers again. His production nearly matches E. Escobar in less than 50 AB’s.

    Escobar or Chablis ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I know, I guess Chavis

  119. packers2018 says:
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    Grey, would I be crazy offering this trade in a 12 team dynasty keep all? Weekly lineup set.

    My Nola, D. Murphy, A. Garcia and M. Fried
    His, B. Lowe, K. Davis and lester.

    Going for it this year and need to reserve M. Smith, need HR’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm, close… I guess Nola

      • packers2018 says:
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        ok, thanks. I might offer it. I could then pick up Tapia with the open spot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  120. William Hung says:
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    Uh-oh… Treinen – we need to form a prayer hexagon for him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, better make it quick

  121. Dancin Homer says:
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    Chavis with the double slam tonight!

    would you drop G. Polanco or Tim Beckham for Chavis?

    Also, this Treinen news has me a bit worried. Grab Trivino on the quick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco — grab Trivino

  122. The Other JC says:
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    Seeking strikeouts and a quality start from either Teheran at Miami or Turnbull at home versus KC. Not great choices. Which would you prefer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turnbull

  123. Andy says:
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    Who to drop
    Matz , woodruff or strahm?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Woodruff

  124. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team OBP limited season moves

    1) How would you rank these MI: Chavis, Kike, J Polanco?

    2) How would you rank these catchers: Alfaro, Zunino, Vasquez, Astudillo (when he returns)

    3) How would you rank these SP: Porcello. Eickoff, VV, M Perez

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Chavis, Polanco 2. Alfaro, Astudillo 3. Porcello, Eickhoff

  125. Jubakka says:
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    Should i hold cease, will he be up in the next month? I can grab, Martin, Tucker, Stammen, turbull, Luzardo, Stripling, odorizzi, ray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odorizzi

  126. Brett says:
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    How much do you buy luke weaver? 12 team daily league with QS instead of wins. I’m hurting in faab down to $72 so far and debating how aggressive I should be as I don’t want to waste a ton of faab on someone who will be a cut soon.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $2

  127. Fundle Bundle Life says:
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    12 team saves only. have alvarado, brasier, swarzak, strop. strop/brasier i’m sure are holds, but drop either of the others for any of: leclerc (just dropped), kennedy (just awesome as a RP), buttrey, hansel and grettel robles or the putting challenge (treinen has got something going on)? or either of the other TEX guys (martin/kelley). also have kimbrel clogging up a BN slot. but no reason to drop him if i’ve already held this long, june isn’t that far anymore.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swarzak for Buttrey

  128. Clan says:
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    Who are you cutting out of Shaw and Peraza. My teams does fine in homers and steals, so either one could go for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  129. THE JU says:
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    Should i drop gray for perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  130. Quill says:
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    I have Luchessi in two leagues. Would you drop him for the following?

    League 1

    Freeland
    Porcello
    Skaggs
    Trevor Williams
    Happ
    Bassitt
    Wacha
    Woodruff

    League 2

    Nick Marg
    Skaggs
    Davies
    Eickhoff
    Samardzija
    Strahm
    Gibson
    Wacha
    Woodruff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Porcello — Strahm

  131. Ron says:
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    I own Romo, Parker, Strop, and Holland. Would you drop any of them for the following?

    Buttrey
    Robles
    Martin
    Jackson
    Webb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  132. Play Ball says:
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    Please rank these pitchers ROS for a standard roto using QS instead of wins

    Glasnow, Wheeler, Castillo, Berrios

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berrios, Wheeler, Castillo

  133. prestige says:
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    Would you stream any of these guys in 15 team league?

    Thornton @SF ($9 SON)
    Leake vs. A’s ($9 SON)
    H Velasquez 2 starts @Bal ($-1) & vs. Mariners (-$4)
    Sensatela vs. Giants (-$15)
    A Brooks 2 starts vs. Reds (-$9) & vs. Indians ($-2)

    • prestige says:
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      Thornton is actually home vs. Twins ($6)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leake sounds fine

  134. Perfect Game says:
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    Was offered Wheeler for Vlad. Should I take it?

    My starters are Marquez, Cole, Carrasco, Flaherty, Buehler, Folty. I’m in a shallow 10 team roto using QS, which I don’t think I’ll be getting a lot of from Flaherty and Buehler since they throw too many pitches and can’t get through the 6th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Perfect Game says:
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        Good to know. I was about to pull the trigger. He has Berrios too. Would you counter Vlad for Berrios or walk away?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Walk away

          • His 3B situation isn’t very good. Would you send Chavis/Buehler for either Wheeler or Berrios?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure, Berrios or Wheeler

              • Perfect Game says:
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                Nice…thanks for responding to all these scenarios with me.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  135. Turd Wendell says:
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    Joey “Mamaluke” Lucchesi- safe to cut and stream in a 10? Have Fried and Soroka as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  136. prestige says:
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    How much would you bid on Tapia in 15 team league? Would be replacing Cordell / J Dyson in my OF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $6

  137. prestige says:
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    Best pickup?

    Kikuchi, Cahill, T Ross, Thornton, Leake, Mahle, Brooks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kikuchi

  138. Jc says:
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    You starting DeSclfani versus Giants at home versus Pom?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  139. Cohen says:
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    Are u starting Marquez at home vs Ariz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  140. thatguypeter says:
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    My Michael Chavis & Matt Olson for Gerrit Cole.

    I feel this offer is a must accept but the Chavis surge has been so nice this week and I’m not sure I’m ready for the breakup. I’d replace Chavis with Nate Lowe/Kelvin Gutierrez in the short term and Pollock/Sano when they return.

    Any thoughts Grey and others?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  141. bobbo says:
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    12 team h2h 6×6 with OPS
    Odor is just killing me but I’m doing well because of other spots. Continue to hold him or drop for:
    Goodrum
    Dietrich
    Sogard

    Leaning towards holding but damn is he doing poorly.

    • bobbo says:
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      Or I could drop Nunez for one of those guys and sit odor until he does better.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Meh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  142. Gotime says:
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    Looking ahead 12 team H2H cats weekly with QS and Wins.
    Need 2 out of Maeda (vs Was) Hill (vs Was) Ed-Rod (vs Sea) Domingo (@ TB)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maeda, EdRod

  143. The Other JC says:
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    Please rank top two ..Braun, Smoak, Mazara, or Aguilar. H2H league so focused on long term not current status.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mazara, Aguilar

  144. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto. Have Senzel, McMahon and McNeil at 2b with no MI (we only start a DH). Worth dropping McNeil or McMahon to pick up an extra streamer (Gibson, M Perez, Davies)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, McMahon

  145. Brett says:
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    Weaver or eflin in a qs league?

    Is it close?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s close, Weaver

  146. Brett says:
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    Kieboom hold on too or time to let go? Have him until tatis returns. Not much on wire
    Peraza
    Cesar Hernandez
    Renato Lopez

    Any big upgrade or ride with Kieboom until tatis is back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  147. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. VV or Turnbull? Tomato/Tomahto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomatoes

  148. ellis says:
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    Would you trust SON with these for next week, it really likes all of these pitchers, some who haven’t been very consistent or good since injury yet, which three would you choose, thank you!

    McHugh v KC v TEX
    Peacock v KC
    Folty at LAD at ARI
    Hill v WAS
    Hendricks v MIA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McHugh, Hill, Hendricks

  149. Gotime says:
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    H2H cats need 3 for next week
    – Muncy 7 (3 vs Atl 4 vs Was – Corbin Scherzer Strasberg Sanchez)
    – Tim Anderson 7 (4 @ Cle, Bieber and Carassco, 3 @ Tor)
    – Moreland 6 (3 @ Bal 3 vs Sea)
    – Castellanos 7 (3 vs LAA 4 @ Min)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Moreland

      • Gotime says:
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        Gotcha thanks,
        2 relief slots and I’m playing Iglesias and Alvarado with Buttery on the bench (yup, a real mess) stick with Iglesias and Alvarado or dropping any of these 3 fo: Diego Castillo, Romo
        Same H2H league

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sic of one, half dozen of another

  150. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey!

    How’s it going ? In a standard 5×5 cat H2H 10 man league…

    1) I have lucchesi, woodruff, Gausman… the following guys are available (do you make a move?): odorizzi, Martin Perez, desclafani, Zach Davies, Turnbull, Pablo Lopez

    2) do you think that treinen’s injury is serious? If so, would you scoop up Lou trivino over lucchesi, woodruff, gausman or hold? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Odorizzi, Perez over two 2. Yes, serious, Trivino over third

  151. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    16 teamer h2h with OPS/hits added. who’s my drop for otani here shortly? 6 keepers
    C jansen (about to try to improve here, only 4 moves per week though)
    1B goldy (K)
    2B odor (i’ve either kept him or drafted him early in 7th or 8th round last 3 years or so)
    SS segura (K)
    3B torenado (K)
    OF (3) gallo (1B, K), puig, brocktune
    util (2) cron, j.polanco
    BN joc (man it’s the oddest thing with TONS of games against only righties, then only lefties, both in a row all year long)
    DL: otani

    can’t drop brocktune straight up or i’d be short an OF a ton of the time from joc facing lefties.
    guess it’s cron here?

    2. drop brocktune for any of: calhoun, soler, dyson (in case i’m steals weak)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure, Cron 2. Are you weak in steals? I could see grabbing Dyson if so

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        just checked, yeah real bad, tied for 2nd worst with 7 total on the year. top is in the high 30’s. otani himself i’d expect to help here as well.

  152. TJ says:
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    Drop Pollock for Trevino, Woodruff, or Folty?
    Best ROS.
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trivino

  153. Lucky Dog says:
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    THE BRYANT SELL REVERSE JIMX MO-FO-ER!!!!!!!!

    • Jj says:
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      Yes!!

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Au shiz!!

  154. Jj says:
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    Any interest in K Gutierrez or R Rodriguez?

  155. jason batteiger says:
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    OBP/slugging added 20 team dynasty. beckham or ronny rod?

  156. Whirlaway says:
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    8 team espn points league…. shallower than Hugh Hefner in a baby pool….

    1b – muncy
    1b/3b – shaw
    util – dahl

    lose any of the above for these guys (roughly in order here of ROS player rater) I have position flexibility so position not important – and not to be that guy, but needs not that relevant since rest of offense is stacked/balanced in this league:

    Puig, Donaldson, Castellanos, Kepler, Mazara, Meadows, Aguilar

    or relax? (I definitely get the memo on holding muncy/shaw… but still want your thoughts)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Whirlaway says:
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        youre a beast. would you flip mondesi straight up for any and all of: Lindor, Bellinger, Rizzo, Freddie?

        asking because I have baez – bregman – story – mondi as SS. (kansas city league and others might be overvaluing mondi). or relax?

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