I’m not going to say the Reds lineup is bad.  I won’t mention how Jose Iglesias is the only everyday hitter with an average above .224.  I won’t mention how their three-hole hitter is Derek Dietrich, a hitter who couldn’t even start for the Marlins.  I won’t say how Yaisel Puig is hitting .178.  Or Eugenio Suarez is hitting .224.  Or how Joey Votto didn’t even start, because he sucks too.  I won’t mention how Jose Peraza and his .200 average hit fifth yesterday like he’s a power hitter.  Nah, why mention any of that?  This is about Noah Syndergaard (9 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, and he pitchslapped Del Taco’s T. Mahle) and how he’s back, supposedly.  It’s just the third shutout in the majors this year with Mike Minor and German Marquez, and we all know Mike Minor’s an ace, so that’s great company.  Let’s just say Noah Syndergaard’s 5.02 ERA is better today than yesterday, but am I predicting he’s fully back to the top 10 pitcher everyone was drafting him as?  Yeah, uh, no.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Nick Senzel – Sounds like the Reds might have one good hitter in their lineup as of tonight.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but you don’t need to wait for that.  I mean, you should.  But you don’t have to.  I don’t know why you wouldn’t…But you don’t have to.

Mike Foltynewicz – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER (4 unearned runs), ERA at 5.06.  This reminds me of owning Samardzija last year for three putrid months only to find out he was injured the whole time.  Yo, Braves, do the courageous thing –“You want us to pay players their actual worth?” — No, not that, IL Faultyswitchitz, he’s obviously junk.

Ian Kinsler – 3-for-6, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .174.  Kinsler celebrated this home run by reading the newspaper at a breakfast table, then lowered the paper briefly to nod.

Wil Myers – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .248.  You ever feel out of sorts with Saberhagenmetricians?  I do with Myers.  I swear to God, for, like, five years now, when I’m in on him, he’s garbage and when I don’t have him, he’s good.

Franmil Reyes – 2-for-5, 1 run, hitting .242.  You know this $54 vending machine steak is gonna be in this afternoon’s Buy column.  I mean, you just know he is.

Johan Camargo – 2-for-4. He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but I’m cyclops’ing him very closely to see if Josh Donaldson hits the IL for four months with a calf problem vs. just being day-to-day for that long.

Matt Strahm – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.03.  I went super-cold on Strahm after he opened the season poorly, but he’s now rattled off five straight solid starts.  He also keeps talking about the good starts, so he’s prattled on for five straight starts too.  I’d look at the Streamonator for him, just for a 2nd set of robot eyes, but it’s hard to argue with owning him in all leagues.

Dallas KeuchelYankees said they would be open to signing Keuchel after the June amateur draft.  Then, of course, three weeks later, they will designate him for assignment and pay 95% of his salary while receiving nothing in return.

Mike Trout – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .312.  Finally, he matched Tommy La Stella’s home run total.  Let’s go, Trout!

Tyler Skaggs – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.12.  Skaggs always had solid peripherals in years past, but now they’re kinda bleh.  Looking at him more as a Streamonator call for shallower mixed leagues, until he can get his Ks (8.3 K/9) up a little, or walks down (2.8 BB/9).

Brad Peacock – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.28.  More like Pisscaca. Sure am glad I didn’t go to $100+ FAAB dollars to get Peacock in one of my leagues.  Brad Urinalcake has to do better than that or he’s going to find himself back in middle relief.  Stash Josh James, if you need the reinforcements.

Jason Castro – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  If instead of, say, drafting Mike Trout, you played Jason Castro and Mitch Garver in your UTIL slot, well… *gurgles with thumbtacks*

Jose Berrios – 7 Ip, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.91.  Easily in the top 10 starters on our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater.  And, yes, wise guy, there is a top ten starters.  Barely.

Carlos Rodon – Hit the 10-day IL with an elbow issue and when GM Rick Hahn was asked if it would require Tommy John surgery, Hahn said, “Everything is on the table.”  Sounds like he could use Marie Kondo.  If everything’s on the table, this doesn’t sound good at all.  When I take something apart and put all the pieces on the table, I inevitably forget to put a piece back on or put it on backwards.  “Where’d the humerus bone go?  Hmm…He might have to start his windup facing 2nd base.”  If/when Rodon gets Tommy John, what a bummer…Nah, he’s healthy.

Lucas Giolito – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.32.  It’s true, I haven’t been a fan of a White Sox pitcher in about five years, but, sorry, not even Giolito.

Ryan Brasier – 1/3 IP, 2 ER and the blown save, giving up a walk-off homer to Nicky Delmonico.  Wait, Delmonico with the walk-off? Steaks for everyone!

Andrew Benintendi – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .273.  Not doing terribly.  Dot dot dot.  If this were 2014.  C’mon, Benintendi, the balls are flying so much Tommy La Stella’s in like a Home Run Derby!

James McCann – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, and his 3rd homer, hitting .365.  McCann’s the best 2nd catcher in baseball, and fantasy baseball.

Trea Turner – Will start swinging a bat this week.  *places handkerchief to head, faints into Giancarlo’s Fat Head wall mount*  Oh, Giancarlo, I think I’ve received good news and I don’t know what to do with myself.

Stephen Strasburg – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.45.  His ERA on an upside-down calculator is SHE, that’s very woke of him.  Strasburg passed the 1,500 strikeout mark, or C Sabathia.

Dakota Hudson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.80.  Dakota’s not good.  Though, I hear the Native American liquor store by Mt. Rushmore carries interesting clove cigarettes.  Dakota, the pitcher, is not good either.  Not sure how he escaped this game unscathed–Oh, I know, the Nats looked awful.  Howie like me now?  Not so much.  Without Trea, Rendon and Soto, the Nats are rolling with half a die and the roller ain’t making a pass.

Danny Duffy – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.27 vs. Charlie Morton – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.52.  If you were to add their two ERAs together, they’d be 5.79.  Corey Kluber’s ERA is 5.80.   Take a lap around your house to clear your head.  It’ll get better!  Seriously, weeping into the toilet bowl is not going to fix your problems.  Stand up and wipe the snot off your face!  Right now!  *watches as you fall like a sack of potatoes into your tub*  Okay, I’ll let you cry for a little.  So, Morton’s good, and Duffy’s a Streamonator call, which is saying stay away for his next start.

Brandon Lowe – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  We should start a league where you just draft one name and get all the players that share that name.  Are you drafting one Scherzer or two Germans?  Three Cabreras or two Reynoldses? Four Lopezes or one Paddack? A dozen Miguels or 23 Joses?  “You can’t draft Miguels?  I took all the Cabreras already!”  Fun, right?

Diego Castillo – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 4th save.  Visual representation of a fantasy owner trying to figure out the Rays bullpen:  Tommen putting on his crown and walking out the window.

Hunter Dozier – 2-for-4, hitting .344.  Just wanted to say I love Hunter Dozier.

Freddy Peralta – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 8.31 as he returned from the IL.  Usually guys outgrow roofie’ing owners as they get older, but Peralta is a a perennial roofie — the proofie, its leaves smell like crap and they fall every spring.  Yo, Peralta, fix your limbs, especially those arm ones!  Any hoo!  It’s hard to recommend F.P. Saintvelo in any league.  Of course, in deeper ones, I still would own him, but I wouldn’t be starting him until he showed something.

Ryan Braun – 2-for4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .206.  Loving his new home run trot.  He mimes sticking a needle in his butt, then makes the exploding hands motions.  Looks kinda like he’s miming a fart, but I get it.

Jon Gray – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.22.  Rockies built up a huge early lead, and all Gray had to do was sail out to the Ivictory Coast for a free night at the W, yet the waves were steep and he nearly lost his ship.

David Dahl – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Please get hot, you sumsabeach!  Please!

Raimel Tapia – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, just as he was in last Friday’s and prolly will be in next Friday’s.  TGIF:  Tapia Good In Friday posts.  Obviously.

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .297.  This letter from my great-grandfather he sent from the front lines of the Spanish-American War is my proud heritage on display, which is why I will read it, after haphazardly leaving it by the window while I go grab a La Croix–NOOOO!!! Torenado!

Skye Bolt – Called up by the A’s to play some in left field.  I clicked on Skye Bolt’s name to see what else has been written about him on Razzball through the years, but instead of going to his player page, I felt an electrical charge through my body and, suddenly, without warning I became Skye Bolt, mutant who rejects peaceful coexistence with humans even though I was a human one mouse click ago. Skye Bolt, played by Michael Fassbender, though they used my bottom half as a stunt double, has speed and power, according to the Prospectonator, but can’t hit for average, BECAUSE AVERAGE IS FOR HUMANS *off looks* Hey, it’s cool, it’s not like that.  I have a ton of human friends.

  1. Tony says:
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    Grey, which side do you like here…

    Judge/Clevinger/Murphy

    for

    Story/Taillon/Shaw

    Thanks

    • a says:
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      not Grey, but is this a Dynasty League? Redraft? That would be very important to know

      it seems like the Story / Taillon / Shaw side has WAY more value right now (due to the fact that 67% of the other side is on the DL for the next 6-8 weeks) in a redraft league.

      In a Dynasty league, I’d take the Judge side and it’s not that close.

    • Baby Seal says:
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      Assume this is a redraft league? Has to be the side that gets Story?? Those guys are healthy.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Story side

    • Tootsie says:
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      Curious who you like better for the rest of the year? Kyle Gibson or Anthony Descalani? Is it close?

      • Donkey Teeth

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        Desclafani, could be close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  2. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great much anticipated write-up!!!!

    a. Modern day Abbott and Costello quote of the day for May 3

    [Scene, Angels Stadium]

    [Dugout phone rings]

    N. Ramirez on the Bullpen phone: Hey, coach!
    Ausmus: No way!
    N. Ramirez on the Bullpen phone: How d’you know?
    Ausmus: As in no way you’re pitching in this game, Noe! We’re not losing and I don’t plan on losing.
    N. Ramirez on the Bullpen phone: That is racist, coach. [Phone goes dead]. Coach? You there?

    b. Thought the lede would be Noah ends the Vottoman empire, but Rudy’s is better. Seriously, Votto should retire. He might have one more hot streak in him and maybe the weather is poor, rainy etc but….

    1. He wasn’t in the starting lineup against a RHP
    2. He pinch hit for the pitcher in the 9th inning
    3. He struck out looking
    4. They played Dietrich who still dawns his MIA hat in his profile pic on MLB dot com (someone queue the team from Northern India to fix that ASAP) to play 1B!!!!
    5. Sad end to the Vottoman empire

    c. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for May 3

    A classic Abbott and Costello routine, in the style of Who’s on First?, where Bud Abbott tries to explain electricity — Watts and Volts — only to have Lou Costello think that he’s talking about What’s and Votes. From their movie, ‘Who Done It?’ Interestingly, it was improvised on the spot as they were filming, and reportedly had the other cast and crew in stitches.

    Cop: He got 10,000 volts.
    Lou Costello: That’s enough to elect anybody, he should be president.
    Bud Abbott: No, not that kind.
    Lou Costello: What kind?
    Bud Abbott: Volts.
    Lou Costello: That’s what I said, he got 10,000.
    Bud Abbott: You know what volts are?
    Lou Costello: They’re what?
    Bud Abbott: That’s right.
    Lou Costello: What I say?
    Bud Abbott: Volts are watts.
    Lou Costello: Go ahead and tell me.
    Bud Abbott: You just said it.
    Lou Costello: I just asked you to tell me what I said. What I said?
    Bud Abbott: Volts are watts!
    Lou Costello: Volts are whats?
    Bud Abbott: Yes.
    Lou Costello: I’m asking you what’s volts.
    Bud Abbott: That’s right.
    Lou Costello: Don’t try to twist me now, what are you talking about, a dialect?
    Bud Abbott: Watts! Watts! Watts!
    Lou Costello: What’s what’s what’s whats?
    Bud Abbott: Volts!
    Lou Costello: What’s volts?
    Bud Abbott: That’s right.
    Lou Costello: Well, go ahead and tell me.
    Bud Abbott: Well, that’s it.
    Lou Costello: What are volts?
    Bud Abbott: That’s right.
    Lou Costello: I’m asking you.
    Bud Abbott: Watts are volts.
    Lou Costello: What?
    Bud Abbott: That’s right.
    Lou Costello: Next thing you know you’ll be telling me Watts on second base!
    Bud Abbott: Now, don’t start that!
    Lou Costello: That’s enough!

    d. Have a nice weekend

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Ha B. Totally C. Nice! D. You too!

  3. Crazy J says:
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    Haha, the Ivictory Coast… great!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s an oldie but goodie, J!

  4. Manley Ramirez says:
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    “Skaggs always had solid peripherals in years past, but now they’re kinda bleh.”

    Huh? Skaggs periphs look pretty much the same. Sure, Ks are a bit down, but so is BB% by an approximate amount. If you want to say he was always kinda bleh and you just now realize it, that’s another matter.

    • tigersharkz says:
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      FIP, xFIP, and SwStr% all worse so far. Small sample size at the moment…

    • Grey

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      Bunch #s are down

  5. I am the Walrus says:
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    Trade Wheeler for B.Lowe?

    • Baby Seal says:
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      Seems like apples vs oranges. But wouldn’t do it unless you have a surplus of pitching… Wheeler’s upside is much, much better.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Keep Wheeler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler, not close

  6. slimbo says:
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    hey grey your a beauty

    who would you drop to activate Senzel in a redraft? Mazara or Keplar

    thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d lose Kepler but it’s pretty close for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kepler

    • Shitwolf says:
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      a beautician!

  7. Moses' Mashers says:
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    How can I laugh so much reading a recap of baseball stats? Skye Bolt, mutant! ood lawd! You’re the best, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  8. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Please rate Myers, Shaw, Muncy, Inciarte, and Encanarcion.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Muncy, Shaw, Inciarte, Myers, EE for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re all close, but I’d go Shaw, Myers, Muncy, Ender

  9. tigersharkz says:
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    Ian Kahn *loves, loves* Mike Minor, and stands ready to anoint Minor The General of all his fantasy teams.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems like good enough reason to trade or drop Minor in all leagues, never trust the regularly handsome, only the ruggedly handsome

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        BTW, he also likes Andrus… Beginning to think there’s a Rangers fantasy going on, did someone have too good experience on a guest-starring role of Walker, Texas Ranger?

        • tigersharkz says:
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          The Rangers are leading the Majors in runs scored per game so far. Walker is probably playing for them in disguise…all of them.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            If you can’t prove it wrong, it’s a fact

  10. stayinhot says:
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    Happy Friday Grey, DT and B-DON,

    You new mic is :bellissimo emoji:

    Holiday weekend in England so no work til Tuesday bitches.

    I’ve been offered Hoskins for Bryant in a 6×6 14 team keeper with OPS.

    My 1B is Cron, 3B Sweet sweet Vladito and my CI is Hunter Dozier. I also have Franco who I currently slot in at UT

    Just realised I have Chavis too, FML, though I hope he gets super utility status soon.

    Do I pull the trigger or is it one schmo for another?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Happy Friday stayinhot,

      I’d take Hoskins.

      Chavis should gain 2B eligibitly in all leagues this weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      Stayinhot, you’re the best

      • stayinhot says:
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        Haters will say this is false.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haters gonna hate

  11. Daniel Moran says:
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    Are we worried about Cole Tucker? Because I am… I’d have dropped him in my standard 12 team Yahoo by now but I traded voit for him. Thoughts?

    • Baby Seal says:
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      Ouch….lol, why would u do that???

      – Baby Seal

      • Jayrod says:
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        Yeah I’d regret that move.. Voit has been smashing!

    • Cram It says:
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      Why would you do that? I need to understand.

      • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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        I’m gonna guess he made that trade on April 21 when Voit was putting babies to sleep with a .225 avg and a shiny new toy came along

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I read this as he can’t drop Tucker because he now has Voit…in which case, great trade. If it’s the other way around, not great.

      If you’re a Tucker owner, I’m fine moving on from Tucker depending on your options. He could catch fire quickly though.

      • Cram It says:
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        I’m reading it as he would drop Tucker, but since he traded Voit for him, he’s more invested and would feel worse, like he just gave away Voit for free.

      • Daniel Moran says:
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        I traded for Tucker shortly after he was called up. He had hit his homer, Voit was struggling, I needed steals, and Grey thought it was a reasonable offer when I triangulated.

        I’ll probably hold on as speed is hard to come by these days but ill have to decide on dropping either him or Clint Frazier when he comes off the IL

    • bigbear says:
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      Account 101 principle of sunk cost. Don’t base today’s decisions on yesterday’s decisions. i.e. forget Voit at this point. He’s not part of your decision matrix because he’s not part of what you have to work with. Do you still trust Tucker? Are there better options on the waiver wire? If so, grab them. If not, you’ve got Tucker.

      To answer the worried part – he seems like he needs little time to catch up to the game. I think you can move on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Tucker, but concerned a little… It’s also early…

  12. Random Dude says:
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    ROS rank…. Tapia, Kiermaier, La Stella?

    • Cram It says:
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      That order.

    • Grey

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      Agree with Cram

  13. Wonderk1nd says:
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    Desmond or tapia?

    Trade Chavis or senzel for Osuna? Need saves and ratio help

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Tapia, but the playing time is still a concern.

      I’d give Chavis.

    • bigbear says:
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      Tapia.
      Trade Chavis for Osuna if you can.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  14. Philomath says:
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    Grey, Gray, Greigh,
    Great write up as always! Could use your opinion. Who would you pick up in a points league to help replace my loss of Klubot and (sort of) Godley? Eickhoff, Miley, Lynn, or Turnbull. Thanks in advance.

    Philomath

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I have them ranked Turnbull, Miley, Eickhoff right now but not super excited about any of them and they’re all pretty close.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Eickhoff, Turnbull — they’re streamers

  15. Slappy Jack says:
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    Joey Votto (99 ABs) is such a pile of suck right now.
    Trea Turner gave us more value in 14 AB’s.

    not hyperbole

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I know — some people were still ranking him in the top 50 overall in the preseason #neverforget

  16. Baby Seal says:
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    Grey! Another beauty — gonna have to pump your tires from now on! ;-)

    Got super busy recently–your Senzel blurb the other day was MONEY! Loved it haha (and I mean it!). Senzeless.

    So that Velasquez stream was a great way to start the week… I need to drop that loser for a good stream this weekend; or a guy like Buttrey, Castillo…or a Margevicius, Turnbull… or stash a Framili-mili-mili, Senzel, Chavis, Lowe.

    What do u think??? HARD TO DECIDE WHEN U PLAY W/ MORONS. (12-team H2H 5×5, light bench, 4 transactions per week, 10IP min per week)

    Lebroke is killin me–feel like I have to HOLD. Still have Hand, Strop, Stammen, Pressly.

    Have a great weekend, brother!

    – Baby Seal

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Grab Senzel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why do I need my tires pumped? My tires are not made of baby seals, I stopped that during 2010

      I think Leclerc is droppable in many leagues — you should own Senzel

      • Baby Seal says:
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        Thank you Grey!! I’M ON IT.

        You don’t NEED them pumped. Wow, this is what I get for trying to be nice, I see! Or maybe this is retribution!?

        Have a good weekend. Save the Seals!

        – Baby Seal

        • Grey

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          You too!

  17. Tony C says:
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    PLease rank top 3 among Domingo, Tapia, Joc, Braun, Piscotty and Franmil for ROS in an OPS league that also includes strikeouts and walks for hitters. Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Domingo, Joc, Franmil for me

    • Grey

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      Agree with DT

  18. Succos Baseball says:
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    Grey,

    Need to drop one of Nimmo, Gregory Polanco, or Kieboom to activate Senzel. 12 tm H2H with OBP instead of AVG. Who would you drop?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d lose Polanco in OBP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kieboom

  19. Murph says:
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    Happy Friday Grey!
    Struggling with this trade….I have two offers on the table:
    My Greg Holland for his Eugenio Suarez
    My Greg Holland for his Fernando Tatis
    In a vacuum, I think Suarez is the better bat, but I need steals – of course, I dont love trading for a guy on the IL.
    No matter which guy I get, I’ll have to play musical chairs since I already have Alonso at 1b, Bregman at mi, Story at ss, Rendon for corner infield, Turner for 3b and Ohtani clogging by UTIL spot (as of mid-May) My point is Suarez would essentially replace Turner (i think) and I feel that may be a somewhat lateral move. At least Tatis could give me some steals.
    Question:
    1. Is the best move to trade for Suarez now and get the best bat period, trade for Tatis now, or WAIT until Tatis gets off the IL and trade for him then? Or bail on the trade altogether?

    2. Separately, should i cut Winker for Tapia after his big performance?

    Forgive the long question but I appreciate your guidance

    • Cram It says:
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      Suarez 1st, Tatis 2nd.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      1) Take Saurez, he’s pretty big upgrade over Turner IMO.

      2) Sure, but the playing time could be a headache…

    • Grey

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      Agree with others 2. Meh, hold

  20. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    Streamonator says to drop Bundy, Eickhoff, and Gausman for Jason Vargas, Freddy Peralta, and someone like Thornton/FPena/Cahill next week.

    I do have one bench spot. Who do I keep?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Don’t know the match ups but I’d probably keep Eickhoff and Gausman and then go with whoever has the best match up for the 3rd spot

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        Of my 7 SPs, Bauer is an easy start @OAK, Rich Hill has a great matchup with Washington at home, Fried is a good call at Arizona, Junis is OK at home with Philly, but Streamonator doesn’t like Bundy when the Dodgers come to town, Eickhoff @STL, or Gausman @LAD.

        What’s out there on our WW that Streamanator likes?

        I can grab F.Peralta for a home game against Wash but there is nothing official he’ll get a start…plus, do I even want him??

        Thornton is at home against MIN so I like that option.

        Felix Pena looks really good for small stretches but I don’t know about him as a SP. He might be an opener or starter or multi-inning RP but Streamonator likes him at DET.

        Cahill is a decent streamer option at Baltimore…as is everyone.
        Vargas is one that Streamonator loves… since he will probably get a start at home vs MIA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would not touch Peralta — Vargas vs. MIA sounds ok — I’d follow SON except for FP

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        FP as in Freddy P

        • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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          I thought you were recommending F. P. Santangelo.

  21. DonnieB says:
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    Bader,Desmond or Jose Martinez ROS?

    If you had to drop a pitcher to activate Odor, who would it be:
    J Urias, Strahm, Weaver, or Lucchesi?

    Thanks all.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Martinez for me.

      I’d drop Urias for now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • DonnieB says:
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        How about Martinez or Franmil. Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Franmil

  22. William Hung says:
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    SAGNOF crew is not getting the job done this week: Alvarado, Brasier, Holland, Strop, Neris, and Kelley

    Only 2 saves so far this week and both are from Holland… instead of streaming starters, i might need to start using my moves to chase saves off of the monkey

    • Cram It says:
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      Isn’t that the ups and downs of H2H? I wouldn’t be chasing that hard outside of what you have.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  23. Lee says:
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    10 team H2H 8 x 8 using K, BB and XBH and QS, K/9, and IP as extra categories. Need to drop someone for Andujar. Can you rank these 4 SP from best to worst with these settings and who is droppable? Kikuchi, Luchessi, J Gray, Erod. Also if no one else gets hurt need another drop for Turner hopefully soon. On offense side is Profar droppable with 4 position eligiblity in Yahoo or try to hold? Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’m the last man left on the Kikuchi bandwagon, praying for vindication tonight.

      It’s Kikuchi, Erod, Gray, Lucchesi for me.

      Profar can be dropped in a 10 teamer.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        DT, if Kikuchi’s good tonight, it’ll still only be one game, and you’ll still be only drinking Pamplemousse

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Fortunately Kikuchi was great tonight and there’s plenty more where that came from! Mmmmmmm Pamplemousse!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Peach-Pear!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      EdRod, Lucchesi

      Drop Profar

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That’s not dropped, that’s their order

  24. Kingslayer says:
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    If Profar makes another throwing error does Jorge Mateo get the call?

    • Tom says:
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      Let’s hope so.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  25. Bill Buttlicker says:
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    Discussing a trade that would send Soroka and Fried in return for McHugh and Senzel. Good deal? Bad deal? Is it close? (My team is having trouble everywhere so I’m not trying to address a specific need.) Thanks, Grey and DT!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Senzel but it’s close.

      No problem!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  26. DonnieB says:
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    Franmil or Desmond?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Franmil for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  27. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    In a holds league, I’ve got virtually the entire Astros bullpen (Osuna, Harris, Devenski, and Pressly). Harris and Devenski feel like dead weight. (Harris at least has better ratios). Thinking of dropping one to chase the dragon on a flavor of the week — who would you let go out of the four? Harris right?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure. Like you said, Harris and Devenski can both probably go…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gonzo you’re in next week’s mailbag video, congrats!

      Agree with DT

  28. Teacher Man says:
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    Yo, Grey,

    I’m Tommen. I impatiently shed Lebroke for Robles. Just couldn’t handlle that glove. I still have Alvarado, but Castillo seems like he’s the one getting called into the manager’s office for special meetings lately, and Pagan was picked like a hot little pepper. Romo is still out there. I dunno. Hold Alvarado, reel in Castillo, or Tickle Me Romo’s dark as night beard? Thank the old and new gods that I still have the Hand to guide me in my hottest moments.

    It feels like I’m just watching that church explode all over again.

    Thanks,

    Teacher Man/Tommen

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold Alvarado

      • Teacher Man says:
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        Thanks, DT.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I know, it’s the worst

      I’d go Romo for straight saves, Alvarado should have more overall value

      • Teacher Man says:
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        The. Worst. Ok.

        Thanks, Grey.

        TM

  29. Dave D says:
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    Its funny how in our Razzball DC my 36th (Vazquez) and 40th (Castro) round picks are working out quite nicely but a lot of my much higher picks have provided zero or negative value. That’s the nature of the beast.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think our standings our broken, bc no matter what my team does I don’t move up, having Ambrosius look into it

      • Dave D says:
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        That sounds like a good strategy. I’ve gotta get a lot of my teams going too. I blame ODB since I drafted him everywhere.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I blame everyone I drafted — thankfully I don’t have a ton of overlap with that team and any other team of mine — crazy I’m in 1st in like 5 of 7 leagues, and that one is just god awful

          • DonnieB says:
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            You need to send Ambrosius more money then he moves you up.?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              How much, can I use Venmo? DM deets

              • DonnieB says:
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                Ha! Cash only.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Damn!

  30. rhodyballer says:
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    Lucchesi or Strahm or Stream?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Strahm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  31. Mark E says:
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    I’ll add on Thor that that ump was calling a huge strike zone, and both teams were complaining all day long

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, saw that too

  32. Pimp Bot 3000 says:
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    Activating Senzel off my minor slot. Drop Thames or Healy…or Corey Seager?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d lose Thames

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  33. SallyCips says:
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    If the Avengers had Skye Bolt during Infinity War there would be no Endgame.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Finally, someone realizes it!

  34. PetFEd says:
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    Josh Donaldson for Lester & Austin Meadows?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Lester and Meadows for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  35. Robert J Schroeder says:
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    I think it’s time Goodwin is a buy batting 3, still hitting & a swipe yesterday. No?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I think he’s 15 team league material for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT, I mean he’s been fine, but bleeeeh

  36. Bob says:
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    Grey….Razzball is my go to for fantasy rap! Thk u!
    Anyway…..non keeper league non dynasty. I have been offered Bregman, Gary Sanchez, Pete Alonso for Bellinger, Yandy Diaz, Max Kepler. What says Grey?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      It’s fair. Bregman side for me without further context but it’s tough to trade Bellinger right now if you own him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with DT

  37. Vash says:
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    Thinking of trading Mazara for Framil Reyes in a keeper league that include OBP as a stat. Do I do it?

    Orlando Arcia…is he just not good? He showed so much promise 2 years ago and now nothing. Would you rather have him than someone like Daniel Robertson of TB?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d take Franmil.

      Arcia over Robertson for me but that’s not saying much…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      Arcia’s got no bat it seems and refuses to provide steals

  38. Tom says:
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    There has been scant news or updates on Giancarlo, quite frustrating, is this a phantom injury so he can cycle on and off a regimen of roids?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It is weird, for NYC, you’d think they’d update it every couple days… At this point, if some major news came out on him it wouldn’t surprise me

      • Boomer says:
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        There’s enough players on the IL that to provide updates everyday would be boresome…

        As far as GS – he is going to be back in a rehab assignment next week, he apparently injured his shoulder in coming back from the bicep so they’re just not rushing him back so they can get him as close to healthy as possible.

        Hope this helps!

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        Giancarlo injured his shoulder and had to have a cortisone shot, could be back in a week or two according to Michael Kay.

        • Yes says:
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          Mike Francesa broke that news a week or so ago…give credit where credit is due yo!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha

          • Malicious Phenoms says:
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            Michael Kay also said it about a week or so ago, yo!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              A classic Francesca/Kay off

          • Tom says:
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            There has been little coverage by Fatscessa or anyone else about the Yanks multi hundred million dollar slugger basically missing the entirety of the season so far. As Grey aptly put it, it’s weird.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully

  39. Slowmez says:
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    Hosmer seems to be figuring it out? Drop Vogelbach for him or jump on the Tapia train?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d keep Vogey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Hosmer

  40. Mrs. Roger. Dorn. says:
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    Who of Reynaldo (v BOS), Eickhoff (v WAS) & Lucchesi (v LAD) is a start this weekend? 12-team roto, innings capped. thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Depending on the innings cap, Eickhoff and Lucchesi are decent options. Wouldn’t touch Reynaldo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  41. Eickhoff says:
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    Points league, who do we like more:

    Bassitt, Desclafini, Chirinos, Rich Hill or Strahm

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Strahm then Hill for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill, Strahm for me

  42. Boomer19 says:
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    Good morning. Thanks for the write up today. In 14 team mixed roto league who do you think will have the most impact this year between Yordan Alvarez or Forrest Whitley? I have been offered Forrest and Gregory Polanco for Alvarez. Thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d take the Forrest & Polanco side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning… Agree with DT

  43. packers2018 says:
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    I’m in a conundrum for my roster. It’s a 12 team redraft with 2 players at each position.
    I have players with multi positional eligibility. I basically need to lose one guy to grab a SP for streaming. Who do I lose?
    Cano 1B/2b
    Odor 2b
    Cole SS
    Nunez 3b on pace for 85-30-90-0. I know on pace….
    Walker 1b have Smoak, Cano and Hoskins, when Staton gets back.
    Chavis 3b and soon 2b
    I also have Moose 2b/3b, Boggy, E. EscobarSS/3b.
    I’m thinking Cano or Odor to lose. Mostly Cano as I need SB’s, in last there. Only reason to keep Cole and Odor.
    I figure whoever I waive will get claimed.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d drop Smoak

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • packers2018 says:
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        Done, thanks, Guys.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  44. HolyGhostClaw says:
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    Yo yo Grey!!

    Not to be that guy, but….
    Im pretty piscaca is actually spelled piskaka.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I always thought it was caca — google agrees w/ me

      • Yes says:
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        Pretty sure he was jay kaying.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You spelled JK wrong

          • Yes says:
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            Nailed it, nj strong

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Exit 136, all day e’eryday!

  45. Lubes says:
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    10 team, 5×5
    Who’s the drop for Senzel?
    McNeil
    Peraza
    Voglebach
    LeMaheiu
    Winker
    Aguilar
    or hold

    I can move guys around so position doesnt really matter

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      LeMaheiu for me

      • Lubes says:
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        I should add we only have 1 bench spot so Vogelbach sitting vs lefties and NL really hurts. LeMaheiu is at least playing when not hurt (and supposed to come back today)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can’t believe in a 10-teamer this is your team… Lose DJ… Work on the rest of the team to make it better

      • Lubes says:
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        Auction draft. Rest of the team is Trout, Machado, Bellinger, Sanchez, Moustakas, Conforto, Santana, Cruz. SPs are Bauer, Marquez, Glasnow, Wheeler, Happ, Lucchesi, Darvish, Hendricks. RP Doolittle, Alvarado, Kimbrel.
        You do run out of money eventually in auctions… and we’re in 2nd right now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, okay, you left off the good part of the team

          • Lubes says:
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            Indeed. I only posted the guys who might be droppable.

            Other league- 5×5 w/ OBP. I’m trending way over on innings. I offered Paxton (or Marquez) for Conforto, got counter offered McCutchen for Paxton. I’m leaning no, right? Their lines so far aren’t far off (Conforto 20 6 14 2 .397 McCutchen 24 5 11 1 .382) but ROS?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No

  46. Dude at Dudes says:
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    Would you consider dealing Trevor Bauer? If so what kind of return would you be expecting?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure if you have pitching to spare. I’d want a top 15-20 player.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  47. Nehocstu says:
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    Grey! If only the players could perform as well as your witticisms!

    6×6 (+ holds & QS, – wins), h2h, ROS please; Can’t carry all four, please rank in order
    Gausman
    Soroka
    Wheeler
    C Smith

    As ever, regards to you, DT, and the other commenters

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Wheeler, Smith, Soroka, Gausman

      • Nehocstu says:
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        Thanks DT!!

        Now a couple of positional questions for you. Again, 6×6 w/ OPS, h2h, ROS context

        Senzel, Kingery, and Stanton arriving shortly

        Activate them all over (drop in order or keep please:
        Yandy, Mazara, Mancini, Puig, Muncy

        Keeping Moustakas, Andrus, Acuna, N Cruz, Lindor (sorry if this is not well explained)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Order of drops: Yandy, Mazara, Mancini, Muncy

  48. SONofFrankenstein says:
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    SON does not love Matz (@MIL -1.9) or Gibson (@NYY -3.6) today. Assuming we shouldn’t either, or do you feel better than SON about either? Standard 12-team.

    • SONofFrankenstein says:
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      Followup, would you start Lynn tomorrow (SON $9.1 v TOR)? 12team roto with added QS.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d pass on all of em including Lynn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Lynn

  49. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Yandy Diaz or Senzel ROS Mixed 6×6 OPS

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Senzel for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • erad says:
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        More like Yawndy, amirite??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          YES!

  50. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Senzel or Yandy ROS 6×6 OPS

  51. Cohen says:
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    Better stream option
    Lucchessi at home vs Dodgers or
    Maeda at SD
    SON likes both

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Maeda for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  52. lzack1 says:
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    Got offered his Senzel for my Brad Hand. No brainer, right?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d do it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • lzack1 says:
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        Thank you both!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  53. mrm3711 says:
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    Hey Grey!
    Great call on Tapia, picked him up on your advice and he’s immediately paying dividends!
    In my 12-team ESPN league with expanded rosters my hitting is the shizz but my pitching has been actual shizz.
    Sell Semien and/or Vogelbach? I actually think Semien is good even though his average will definitely come down, and Vogelbach has been awesome so far but the lack of ABs and my need for pitching makes him expendable.
    And if so, who are some starters you would target with Semien/Vogelbach?
    Thanks as always dude!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Matz, McHugh, Soroka, Lester area maybe. Neither have huge 12 team value…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Agree with DT, can’t imagine they get much

      • mrm3711 says:
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        Thanks fellas! And yeah I figured, but in this league the rosters are so deep that they’re too good to cut. Let’s see what I can get!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem — fingers crossed!

  54. Barry says:
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    Hello All,

    Please rank these two start pitchers next week based on their matchups.

    M.Perez, DeSclafani, Pomeranz, and M. Kelly.

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      What are their match ups?

      • Barry says:
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        Perez @Tor Det

        DeSclafani SF @SF

        Pomeranz @Cin Cin

        M. Kelly @TB Atl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeSclafani, Perez, Kelly

  55. The Other JC says:
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    Holds and saves are separate categories in our 12 teamer, H2H. Was offered Neris for Ottavino. I have a weak pen for saves with Strop, Parker and Braiser. Is this a decent swap thinking Neris could provide some holds and some saves while Ottavino is one of many holds guys in the Yankee pen?

    Or would you trade Adam Jones or Chavis for Neris instead and hold Ottavino? Jones is my fifth OF so he is not irreplaceable.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d take Neris for Ottavino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  56. Crazy Croat says:
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    Hey Grey – thinking of dropping Greg Polanco for Franimal….what would Grey do? Not expecting many SB from Greg and Franmil’s power upside is enticing if you know what I mean.

    BTW – league settings are: 12 team H2H – Hitter Categories: Runs (R), Hits (H), Singles (1B), Doubles (2B), Triples (3B), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Walks (BB), Strikeouts (K), Ground Into Double Play (GIDP), Errors (E), Batting Average (AVG), On-base + Slugging Percentage (OPS)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Franmil

      • Crazy Croat says:
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        Thanks DT!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, can try Franmil, I’m not as down on Polanco tho

      • Crazy Croat says:
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        Like “Down with O.P.P” down or down as in Jose Ramirez’s batting average?

        I’ll assume the latter.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not as negative on him

  57. Branta says:
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    Sheesh Grey, you’re like the bedding I left outside to dry without checking the weather reports. Syndergaard has periphs that look delish (10.26 K/9(!!) vs 2.30 BB/9, 3.19 FIP). His opposing batter BABIP is .030 higher than his career average, and his HR/FB % is the highest it’s been since 2015. I think there’s room for him to have a better season than he looked like in April.

    • Cram It says:
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      I hope so. I can’t imagine him carrying a 5.00 ERA all year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, his peripherals do say he should be better… But we all knew he wasn’t a 5.00 ERA SP

  58. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Im not sure if you responded to the post about Kluber. I need a replacement. Choices are:

    Anthony DeSclafani
    Antonio Senzatela
    Cal Quantrill
    Sandy Alcantara
    Martin Perez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why don’t you stream

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go Perez if not possible

  59. Mikey Boy says:
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    Paddack And Brendan Rodgers for Jack Flaherty fair?

    • Cram It says:
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      I’d want Flaherty. F fair.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  60. Mojoman says:
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    Hello Grey, Hello DT :)

    12 teamer roto with obp, sv+hd
    Here’s my roster.

    C – punting
    1B – P. Alonso
    2B – McNeil
    3B – Arenado
    SS – Bogaerts
    CI – Voit
    MI – Segura
    5 OF – Cain, Castellanos, Franmil, Tapia, Thames
    UT – Dannys Antana, Gardner
    BN – McMahon, Shaw, La Stella, Senzel

    SP – Sale, Wheeler, Morton, Musgrove
    RP – Hader, Pressly, Buttrey, Morgan
    BN – German, Happ, Eflin, Montas

    DL – Stanton, Gennett, Meadows, Clevinger
    NA – Mallex

    Can I drop McMahon for Bassitt comfortably? If not, who should I drop and pick up Bassitt? Or just no Bassitt?

    Thanks :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, McMahon

      • Mojoman says:
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        Thank you, Grey.
        McMahon’s been my headache. I’m so good now haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  61. William Hung says:
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    Two interesting pitchers have become available in my league:
    -Marco Gonzales & Collin McHugh

    I am currently rolling out a staff of: Flaherty, Glasnow, Peacock, Fried, Marquez, and [2x starter spot – currently Chirinos]

    Are either of those 2 better than Peacock (who I figure is my weakest link)? Reminder, I only have 3-4 opportunities to stream since I have a move limit. Scoring is standard 5 cats with K/9 and Ls added.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marco over Peacock

  62. wass says:
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    Can only start one – Flaherty @CHC – $12.5 or ERod @ CWS – $20? I’m leaning Flaherty. Thanks for the advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flaherty

  63. Cohen says:
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    Better stream
    Maeda at SD or next week
    Tailon at home vs Tex

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maeda

  64. Perfect Game says:
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    So many Thor comments I want to make in reference to Endgame, but I don’t want to for the sake of those that haven’t seen the movie yet. :)

    I’m in a 10-team standard roto and just made a deal for Harper. Because it’s a shallow league, all teams are stacked, so looking for every edge I can get. Thinking about doing the following potential trades. Let me know if you would make either in order of preference or hold.

    1. Harper and Folty for Jo-Ram and Wheeler
    2. Harper and Buehler for Gallo and Castillo
    3. Harper and Buehler for Springer and Glasnow

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

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

    Other 3 spots are closers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Jo-Ram 2. Harper 3. Harper, fair tho

      • Perfect Game says:
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        Based on my roster and size of league – which side in a Harper for Jo-Ram straight up?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Harper

          • Perfect Game says:
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            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 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.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha… go to newest post

  65. Batman says:
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    Would you bench Robbie Ray in Colorado today? I have Sale and Hendricks also starting today, currently have a 0.72 era for the week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For sure

  66. Twins Peaker says:
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    If I could do it, would you flip Kluber for Severino, and then Severino for David Price (owner loves his Yankees and hates Price)? It’s a keeper league, but only Price can be kept after this season….the other two are dependant on bidding during the draft.

    Picked up DeScalfini to help supplement the loss of Kluber…..plays the Giants twice next week and has looked very much improved.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Price

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  67. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you stream Odorizzi @ NYY this weekend. My other choices are Miley vs LAA, Roark vs SF. Pretty slim choices.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, none are great

  68. Blue Devil says:
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    Who do you drop for Dahl?
    Reddick, Mancini or Piscotty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

  69. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Start Flaherty @CHC today?

    16 team H2H DYNASTY keeper LEAGUE

    Thankyou!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        Have a good weekend appreciate ya!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  70. Blue Devil says:
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    Would you drop Mancini and replace him with Voit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, saw that

  71. Stumanji! says:
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    Hurting for saves. Who would you grab from this trash heap?

    Romo
    Givens
    Robles
    Kennedy
    Castillo
    Pagan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romo

  72. Shibboleth says:
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    Kyle Hendricks… probably start, right? He’s been all over the place…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  73. Run says:
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    Shaw or Senzel? No needs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw

  74. Bucktail30 says:
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    Dynasty OBP keep forever league…

    Trade my Christian Walker for Matt Strahm?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure if you need pitching

  75. prestige says:
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    Can you rank :

    N Lowe, Tapia, Camargo

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowe, Tapia

  76. Kipsey says:
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    Choose one for runs

    Shaw
    Franmil
    Bader
    Jo-Ma
    DSJ
    Chavis
    Nate Lowe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw

  77. big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty 5×5 OBP

    my muncy/brandon lowe for Bauer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer

  78. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-team H2H with QS

    Is Velasquez worth holding on to or is he droppable for streamers?

    On a related note, you starting Beede @SF and Lauer at home vs. LAD today?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can drop him

      No

  79. Steve says:
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    14T obp h2h daily

    Yordan Alvarez, dude is destroying the “juiced” milb pitching. His peripherals look unsustainable (.529 Iso, .411 Babip). That said,

    1. you stashing him?
    2. Over Kyle Tucker
    3. Tapia over A Gordon?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No
      2. Sure
      3. Yes

  80. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team keeper league: Which 2 would you rather have?

    Tucker Cole
    Teoscar Hernandez
    Yordan Alvarez
    Enrique Hernandez
    Harrison Bader

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker, Bader

  81. Kenneth says:
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    Im sure you’re probably getting sick of this question…

    Time to drop Muncy? Tapia is on the wire.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re the 1st to ask

      Hold him

  82. MarvPesos

    marv says:
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    Grey,

    12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 12) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 35 moves – no streaming

    MY: Rizzo, Syndergaard for HIS: Baez, Archer, Diaz

    What do you think ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  83. pinkman says:
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    Swapped out Yandy for Senzel in a 10-tm H2H categories league. Good move?

    Have a good weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good!

      You too, pinkman

  84. Matty says:
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    There was a fun article on ESPN yesterday about how infrequently pitchers provide more runs on their own than they allow (shutout and a home run, one run game and two home runs, etc). I don’t think there’s exactly a Razz term for it, but they were advocating for calling it a “Bob Gibson” because he did it six (six!) times in his career.

    Have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I saw by Sam Miller… You too!

  85. Slacks says:
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    Good stuff as usual Grey. I have a bit of a macro question.

    I have a team off to a great start in the NFBC roto OC, the one cat I’m struggling is saves. Started out with Hand and C Allen, and have only managed to add E Pagan to this point. Is it possible to compete for a top spot in this format with just one closer? I’m going to be prioritizing saves with FAAB anyway, but hoping you can give me hope that Hand and 8 SPs could work.

    I don’t have any experience with overall payout type formats. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Yeah, guys win it all the team with one closer, you need to luck into some cheap vulture saves tho prolly

  86. lwomack58 says:
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    Peraza on the bench again today. Looking at dropping him for

    Desmond-weekend and early next week at home, also could go Tapia or McMahon.

    I know you like Peraza long term but I could probably pick him up again once he clears waivers.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia

  87. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Picking up a starter (hopefully for for intermediate term): Mikolas; Strahm; Weaver.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strahm

  88. MarvPesos

    marv says:
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    Grey,
    12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 12) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 35 moves – no streaming

    Sorry, just got offered :
    MY: Trea Turner, Syndergaard, J. Nelson for HIS: JD, Winker, Votto, Musgrove, Stripling

    thanks bud

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry?

      JD side

      • MarvPesos

        marv says:
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        haha thanks bud, I was going to put for all the questions, left the line out but somehow left in sorry haha that kind of day

        Does it change the trade much to swap Villar for Winker ? (I’d want some better MI replacement) and who would you prefer, Strahm, Stripling, Kikuchi ?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prefer Villar — Strahm

  89. prestige says:
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    Can you rank:

    N Lowe, Hosmer, C Tucker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer, Lowe, depends on needs

  90. Mean_Pete says:
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    With Yelich and Soto day to day I’m picking up Tapia, is my drop Christian Walker or Franco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

      • Stumanji! says:
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        Nobody believes. I LIKE MAIK! Best 8 hole hitter in the game. Lots of RBI opps hitting behind Harper, Rhys, Realmuto, (& Cesar).

        I’d hold TBH unless Bud **ck commits to playing Tapia every day.

      • Stumanji! says:
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        Also, Brewers have been saying Yelich will be back this weekend. I wouldn’t drop either of those guys for 1 game of Tapia where he might be sitting anyway.

  91. RICE says:
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    Hey DT! Hey Grey!

    2 quick ones….

    Stream: Maeda home vs. Was or Matz @ SD?

    ROS: Maeda vs. Matz?

    Thanks Guys!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maeda

      • RICE says:
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        add on question… ROS: Matz vs. Peacock?

  92. Filkarri says:
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    Sorry if this double posts, my browser crashed so at the moment it doesn’t look like my question went through.

    I have Soto and Yelich day to day I need an outfielder and Tapia is available. Is my drop Christian Walker or Franco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  93. Luke says:
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    Trade J Polanco for Senzel? I need help at 2B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  94. Wish says:
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    Puig or Domingo Santana in dynasty point league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  95. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    Yo Grey… It’s worth a deeper look at Brandon Lowe (who just won AL rookie of the month)… He’s been playing above avg defense at 2B, and looks to have made real strides at the plate, one example being his HR yday was in a tied game in the 9th off a 2-2 changeup that he kept his hands back on. the minor line 200 PAs, and now each mlb line is 100+…

    2019 line #1
    GB/FB 1.00, LD% 33.3, GB% 33.3, FB% 33.3, HR/FB% 31.8, Pull 53.0%
    2018 line #1
    GB/FB 1.25, LD% 21.7, GB% 43.5, FB% 34.8, HR/FB% 18.8, Pull 42.4%
    AAA line #1
    GB/FB 0.88, LD% 22.2, GB% 36.3, FB% 41.5, HR/FB% 25.0, Pull 40.0%
    His HR/FB rate is pretty high so far, but it was low last year compared to his AAA rate, which would mean his power is no fluke and 20+ HR is definitely reasonable for him. This year he’s taken a step forward in improving his LD rate by 11% essentially converting straight from GBs which is huge, and pulling 10% more to boot. The homerun yday seems to indicate hes learning to keep hands back more allowing him to drive balls more he previously couldn’t.

    2019 line #2
    .304/.357/.588, .284 ISO, .407 babip, 7.1% bb, 33.0% K, 48.5% hardc
    2018 line #2
    .233/.324/.450, .217 ISO, .279 babip, 10.8% bb, 25.7% K, 34.8% hardc
    AAA line #2
    .304/.380/.613 .309 ISO, .339 babip, 10.7% bb, 22.9% K, n/a hardc
    So what does this mean, well, his babip high but not crazy high as across most his minors was firmly above .300, there’s a clear improvement in hard contact which lends credence to the his hands adjustments and looking out the backdoor the ISO is high, yet is nearly what he did in over 200 pas in AAA where he hit 14 hr in 46 games (which he is currently on pace for)… the problem, those Ks and a lower walk rate… but that hasn’t stopped Gallo or Baez… the latter of which his profile is mirroring very closely so far. So as long as he continues to make contact with his free-swinging (which is mostly hard) no reason to think he can’t continue to produce a give a line that could be Baez-lite to the tune of .265/24/10? maybe we can call him Lowe-cal Baez? Diet Baez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That would be a sweet final line from him… He’s cut on a Baez

      • Coolwhip

        Todd25 says:
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        LOL i see what you did there ;)

  96. 183414 says:
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    CDM Salary Cap Points lg. R.O.S. Dwight Smith Jr., Senzel, or Verdugo ? Need a cheap o.f. Senzel listed as o.f. Smith batting 3d and playing time secured.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Senzel

      • 183414 says:
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        Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  97. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Two questions: 5×5 roto league, keeper.

    A. Can you please help me rank the following SP: Domingo German, Fried, Gausman, Soroka, J. A. Happ, Strahm.

    B. Peraza has been hitting better recently. I added him a few days ago but wondering if I should cut him for Luis Urías. Other 2B are Mondesi and Villar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Fried, Strahm, Soroka 2. Hold

      • HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  98. dontbichetteme says:
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    Morning Grey and Donkey Teeth,
    Traded T.Anderson for C.Kluber last week. Feeling pretty shitty about it now. Need to do some damage control in my 12 team H2H keeper league this week. era 10.8 whip 2.10 .Looking to pick up a couple of streams.
    The streamonator likes
    L.Lynn vs TOR 9.1
    S.Turnbull vs KC 11.6
    You ok rolling with those?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  99. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Happy Friday Grey! 10-team shallow mixed league 5×5 roto questions for you, yay!

    1) please rank (no specific category or stat needed, just overall value): T Shaw, Aguilar, Tapia, M Franco

    2) Winker or Tapia (no specific category or stat needed, just overall value)

    3) Max Fried, is he more of a hold or sell high right now in a shallow keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Looks fine 2. Winker 3. Sell prolly, depends on gets

  100. Freddie Freeballin says:
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    I want to get on the Tapia bandwagon, but his 31.5% hard-hit rate is uninspiring and his 22.2% HR/FB ratio is ridiculously high. And he’s apparently allergic to using his plus speed to swipe bags. Please help me, Grey! What am I missing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The bandwagon!

      • Freddie Freeballin says:
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        No, I’m on one… Franmil’s. How about those peripherals?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m on one too!

  101. surferdude says:
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    Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts for ROS: pls rank, Senzel. E.Escobar, D.Santana – Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo, Eduardo

  102. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    Got yo Monday morning title all ready

    ‘Nick Senzel his pitches into the seats’

    Take the rest of the weekend off my man.

    Nailed it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, he’s the lede this afternoon, so won’t be Monday

      • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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        Won’t really work then if he hasn’t sends all his pitches into the seats yet??

        ‘Buy Nick, Senzel the other top dogs are up already’

        Wooo!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Buy Nick, Says My Spidey Senzel?

          • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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            Buying Nick is the Senzelble thing to do

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s not bad, Come To Your Senzels and Buy Nick

              • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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                Dam I’m out. You win Grey, Senzel my titles didn’t make it.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  My titles didn’t make it either, Rudy’s did

  103. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Grey, Points League question

    A Andrelton Simmons or Nate Lowe

    B. Andrelton Simmons is .. Hes schmatato-ing right now, correct? addable in 12 teamer? would have to drop either chavis or b lowe….

    Or

    just add Nate Lowe over B Lowe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowe B. Meh

  104. Bobby says:
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    In a standard mixed Yahoo keeper league. Here is my lineup:

    C – Posey
    1B – Carpenter
    2B – Moncada
    3B – Bregman, Chapman
    SS – Semien, Kieboom
    OF – Yelich, Judge, Marte, Castellanos, Hamilton, McNeil
    SP – Corbin, Taillon, Ray, Castillo, Tanaka
    RP – Chapman, Hader, Gant, Robles

    Been offered Andujar, Devers, & Archer for Matt Chapman. Would you accept?

    • johnnyhobbes says:
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      no

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  105. Cohen says:
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    Strahm or Maeda ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maeda

  106. Jason Murray says:
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    Please rank for a 12 team H2H…

    Yandy, LeMahieu, G. Polanco, Franco, Mancini

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini, Polanco

  107. ryanoger says:
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    Better DL stash

    Aaron Hick, or Andrew Heaney?

    10 team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks

  108. gmatt21212121 says:
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    Am i dumb for not accepting

    DEGROM-JD MARTINEZ-VOTTO

    for

    BAUER-STORY-GALLO?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer side

      • gmatt21212121 says:
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        gracias senor

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          De nerda

  109. zombie says:
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    Great Friday write up, Grey. Seems like you’ve been going against McMahon all week, whenever brought up in the questions. Playing time does not seem to be much of an issue lately. Colorado 1B with 2B eligibility? What gives? Hampson & Tapia & Grey hate McMahon. That said, is Nate Lowe also a clear upgrade? Thanks & looking forward to Buy Sell!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McMahon is a 17-homer, .275 hitter… It’s whatever

  110. Andrew Appelbaum says:
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    RCL league, need to drop 1:

    Miggy, LeMahieu, Alex Gordon, McNeil, Nimmo

    I have plenty of positional flexibility, and all seem like high AVG, moderate power, little SB types

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DJ

  111. packers2018 says:
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    Dynasty 12 team keep all. Which side?

    Nola and E, Hernandez
    or
    L. Castillo and Peraza.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castillo

  112. Schloppy says:
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    Hey Grey and/or DT, what do you think of trading Sale for Baez straight up? Sure, Sale has had a horrible start, however, he’s usually dipping or getting hurt once summer starts. I could use a decent BA, runs and steals.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez side, not close

    • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      this is effectively just asking if you should draft baez or sale. so grey’s rankings work here. if anything your points and the fact that he’s started badly make this even more true.

  113. knucks says:
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    Musgrove, Caleb Smith, Domingo German

    Can you pick you fav for the rest of the year from this group? I have extra saves to give away and can get back one of these guys straight up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

      • knucks says:
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        Great! Thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  114. Aardvark says:
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    Hey grey. Would you trade hoskins and Chavis for altuve and Aaron Nola? I could just play voit or Gallo at first base

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  115. For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    from yesterday:
    in my experience pretty much everybody except vin scully is at least somewhat painful. however, one of the STL guys did some kind of impression (i’m not sure who it was supposed to be, i think a player from a long time ago, but might’ve been an announcer from long ago) that sounded EXACTLY like when jonah hill did woody harrelson in the made up movie pineapple express 2 in this is the end, here:

    • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      “hairleson”

      -soo much suffering

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  116. Jaone says:
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    Pablo Lopez or Martin Perez ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perez

  117. Rafael Kam says:
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    I think I may have goofed by dropping Mallex in a shallow-benched 14 team OBP league. Someone just nabbed him off waivers. I’ve been off this year from my usual dominance and blame it largely on letting my teenage son do the auction with me and yielding on a number of his calls. A mere three bench spots is a killer though.

    Anyways… Skye Bolt, Bryan Reynolds, or Oscar Mercado (I’m assuming he’ll be called up soon) ?

    Or Thames, Melky, Avisail?

    Sigh…

    • Rafael Kam says:
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      strike thames from the above.. he just got snatched up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can I speak to your son please, I have some things to work out with him

      Reynolds — but Mateo if you’re just stashing

      Avisail

  118. Five-on-One says:
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    Please rank for the week:

    2-start Kikuchi @NYY (-$0.3) and vOAK
    2-start Skaggs @DET ( $2.1) and @MIN
    2-start Eickhoff @STL (-$8.9) and vMIL
    1-start M Perez vDET (-$4.1)

    Despite loving 2-start guys and SON’s dislike, I am leaning Perez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These are not good

      Perez, Skaggs

  119. big league choo says:
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    Rengifo or Cole Tucker OBP dynasty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

  120. Alberto Encinas says:
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    Can you please rank the following players (ROS): B. Lowe, J. Bell, Smoak, Winker. Would you trade Matz for any of those players?… Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Winker, Lowe, Bell

      No on Matz

  121. fausto

    fausto says:
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    better 5TH OF Ender or Kepler?

    Trade
    send E.Andus receive Caleb Smith redraft?
    id be missing the SB the most but still have
    A.Mondesi
    Peraza
    Yelich
    Domingo
    Ender
    is that enough speed to deal Andrus?
    id be replacing with J.Schoop who strangely was just dropped.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Smith

  122. eric says:
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    Rendon and Senzel for Jose Ramirez and Haniger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ram side

  123. sal says:
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    what side do you like better machado and flahrty or story and brantley/myers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  124. Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
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    12 teamer dynasty with contracts i have:
    C molina
    1B freeman
    2B dannys antana (yet to get a specific OF but it should be shortly, actually i’m wrong on that, he’s 1 start from getting 1B, apparently hasn’t been playing OF at all, but in other non yahoo’s he already had it, since he used to play it)
    3B moncada (2B)
    SS gone varnish (2B)
    LF k.davis
    CF robles
    RF kike (all yahoo positions not catcher)
    util (2) n.lowe, braun (1B/LF)
    BN (this many only from call ups, would rather have 2 max here): hampson (2B/SS), vogelbach, laureano (i bid a decent amount in draft for him, CF), kieboom

    DL (5): stanton (LF/RF, back soon somebody gets dropped for him), rendon, kingery (3B/SS)

    drop any of my existing for: jose mart (1B/RF),

    2. sounds like it’s time for hampson to get cut eh? i got him for 13 (out of 342) on a 3 year deal. but there are guys in FA just easily better.

    3. this roster have enough steals to drop laureano? 10 moves a week so dropping these guys would result in a decent amount more starts for SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson 2. Yes 3. Prolly, yeah

  125. Lindorphins says:
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    Sorry for the late entry.

    Bryant + Dahl for Giancarlo. Fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl side, fair

  126. Dan says:
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    E. Escobar or c. Walker ros ? Will walker split with lamb eventually ? Taking tapia over sogard since sogard was a stop gap for c. Frazier on i.l. will tapia be worthy or hold sogard or shop the w.w. ? Thanks. Love the reading

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eduardo — yes, Tapia

    • Dan says:
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      I forgot to ask about brazier. After last night is he safe or drop for barnes?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Safe

  127. Tony says:
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    What kind of slash line can we expect from harper now that he has struggled in the begining of the season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks more like a .250 hitter nowadays with some pop

      • The Harrow says:
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        and WAY better in OBP to lesser extent in OPS, he BB’s a LOT. it’s almost like he’s taken in the last 2 years to not giving a fuck in a decent % of his at bats unless he can BB or HR. actually very similar to what matt carpenter has turned into. remember years ago carpenter was a high average hitter (with assloads of doubles) with super solid BB’s, now he’s a launchangler with huge BB’s and insane fly ball rate.

        for carpenter this is probably age related (bat speed loss) but at harper’s age this shouldn’t be an issue at all yet, but he’s playing like it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed, something has been off with him for 14 months

  128. Handy Afterall says:
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    Hello there,

    Just got offered a trade;

    His tray of mancinis and kyle Hendricks
    For my Eddie Rosario.

    I’m leaning to the ‘no’ side, but not so much as to not run it by youz razzballerinas.
    H2h weekly obp, with standard pitching cats.
    Punting saves, so my other pitchers are;
    Flaherty
    Corbin
    Glasnow
    Da German
    Mchugh
    V Velazquez
    Woodruff
    Chirinos
    J nelson on dl

    Thanks,
    Handy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rosario side

      • Handy Afterall says:
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        Thanks again, mine liege.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  129. When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diaries of Hans Frank and Anne Frank says:
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    20 teamer with QS dynasty. only 1400 max innings (with 5 RP slots), i have 7 SP and am easily over the projections (can bench bad matchups). had swanson after his first really good start, drop him for either of: jefry rod (can wait till he’s up) or many bathrooms?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rod

  130. Db says:
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    Start pinder @pirates, Kieboom @phillies, LeMahieu vs twins

    Pick 2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kieboom, but I don’t know matchups

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

    Start deshields vs Toronto instead??

  132. happyharry says:
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    Hey Grey, 12 team, H2H, 6X6. Need to P/U a pitcher, please rank for ROS..Ray, Lucchesi,Skaggs,Strahm?…thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucchesi, Strahm

  133. The Other JC says:
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    I know we all love the rookie nookie jazz….Eloy, Tucker, Kieboom, et al. So now it is Senzel’s turn. Can he be Robles or Soto? Probably not but…..would you do these deals to get him? H2H, redraft. If so which one first?

    1. My Chavis for his Senzel.
    2. Adam Jones

    3. Would you trade Adam Jones for Hamilton? Or Chavis for Hamilton? I need steals and could hope to handle his average, playing time issues. Not sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2 Sure 3. No

  134. Grey

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

  135. Randall says:
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    Drop Ryan McMahon or Ian Desmond for Tapia? I know I have too many Rockies…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond

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