As the old expression goes, you can count on three things in life, death, taxes, and Mets pitchers ruining your week/month/season with an injury of some sort. This is a slight update on the late 80’s iteration of this expression, death, taxes, and Mets pitchers at a snowstorm. If you’re a Noah Syndergaard owner you might want to hit up Doc’s medicine man, because the mighty righty was skipped in the rotation due to a sore bicep. Apparently curls are for the girls, and the DL too. Seriously how does Bartolo stay healthy eating like Kristie Alley on a bender, while Thor spends his free time living like Schwarzenegger in the beginning of Twins? Nothing makes sense, I’m writing the Notes! Riddle me this, Does that mean Colon was birthed from his poop? Or is it the other way around. Yes, I was an odd child. As for Thor, and his right arm, he’s headed for an MRI today. After first experiencing pain between bullpen sessions, and playing catch. He said he “felt great” playing catch, two things, “who doesn’t feel great playing catch?” and as far as I know “felt great” doesn’t mean I couldn’t lift my arm above my shoulder. But Syndergaard is from Texas and a Viking, so he may speak a different language. Oh, yeah, that’s not a joke. He actually said I “felt great playing catch”, but his bicep “stiffens up when it gets cold”. Funny, mine does the opposite when it gets cold. The worst part, is that gem of a comment was followed with “I couldn’t really lift my arm above my shoulder at that point”. However, the Mets and Terry Collins assure us that Thor isn’t hurt. In fact, he showed up to the park ready to pitch! But old cautious Terry pulled the plug, because as he so eloquently put it, “when you are talking about anything that runs into the shoulder to where he changes his delivery and other things happen.” Damn, the man has the vocabulary of Sling Blade! Not going to lie, I’m intrigued about these “other things” happening in Syndergaard’s bicep. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

 

Matt Harvey – 4.1 IP, 6 ER, 5 BB, 5 H, 1K.  Stepped in and started for Thor, congratulations if you were busy at work yesterday and didn’t put Harvey into your lineup. Sometimes being a bad manager works in your favor. I wish I wrote a Schmohawk post about this guy. Sorry, was looking at my What Would Grey Say bracelet he sent when I said I’d cover the post today. Seriously though, the fastball velocity is down 2 MPH this year, and he struggled to hit 93 much of this game, after hitting 95-96 in the first.

Neil Walker – 3-for -4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .227. Nice of Neil to show up on a short schedule day, maybe he’ll become my middle infidel Colby Rasmus? Then again Walker, doesn’t look like a demonic Amish serial killer.

Yoenis Cespedes – 1-for-2, Pulled up lame running the bases, and exited the game in the bottom of the fourth, a DL stint is expeced. The injury might have happened during BP yesterday, really ugly grimace after the swing if you can find the video. What you thought he wouldn’t miss 20-30 games this year?

Kurt Suzuki – 1-for-3, 2 runs, HR, 3 RBIs. You see the Braves score 7 runs, go to check what Freddie Freeman ( 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 run), Matt Kemp ( 0 for 4), and Ender Inciarte (1 for 5, 1 run, 2 steals) did, and see Kurt Suzuki was the star of the game. Not quite a ticker tease, but it’s close.

Daniel Murphy – 3-for-6, 3 runs, HR, 3 RBIs. Quick, Murphy get hurt, so Grey can beat his chest about how you’re a schmohawk for the next 10 months.

Adam Eaton – 2-for-4, 3 runs, HR, 2 RBIs, hitting .291, and hitting leadoff. I know I’m certainly not the first to say this, but I think we’re in the midst of what’s sure to be Eaton’s finest season. Maybe we’ll finally forget about that pitcher from the Phillies. Which one? Exactly…

Trea Turner – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs. Treat Urner in Coors is like needles to the vein, burners to the brain, suicide chess, playing suicide king. We call that a say goodnight.

Bryce Harper – 1-for-5, 2 runs, HR, 3 RBIs, hitting .418. Every other year the “Harper is better than Trout” people have their day. Enjoy your year Harper Truthers.

Jayson Werth – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 1 steal, hitting .283. You think he’s ever tried to trick one of the Duck Dynasty guys’ hot wives into bed?

Gio Gonzalez – 6.2 IP, 2 ER, 5 K, 3 BB, 7 H, ERA at 1.62. Sometimes you own Matt Harvey, and you wish you had a time machine so you could trade him. Other times you wish you had a time machine so you could stream Gio Gonzalez at Coors. Yes, all of my time machine plans involve fantasy baseball.

Antonio Senzatela – 6 IP, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, ERA up to 2.81. The Regression Fairies have seen every Madonna tour, eat Ethiopian food every Thursday, and will rip your guts out. Remember W.W.G.S!

Trevor Story – 0-for-3, 1 run, 1 BB. If I needed walks I would have drafted Jackie Bradley Jr. in the 2nd round.

Charlie Blackmon – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs, hitting .304. Am I the only one who feels like Blackmon’s trade value is always lower than his draft day value, and there’s no reason why? I’d say it’s my leagues, but I’m literally in every league. All of them.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-5, HR. Thank god I finished raking these leaves, my hands were starting to blister. OHHHHH NOOOO Torenado!!!!!

Jeremy Hellickson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 7 H, ERA at 1.80. He’s really nothing more than a streamer in RCL type formats, but if you’re in a deep league, or a head to head league, then Hellickson has been an absolute steal for his owner. He’s such a bore though, right?

Kyle Seager – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI. As he returned from a few games off. Not a ton of offense to speak about in this game as the World’s Second Greatest Player Taylor Motter went (o for 3), Robinson Cano (0 for 4), and Jean Segura, and Nelson Cruz went (1 for 4).

Tyler Collins – 3-for-3, 1 run. Not anything more than a batty call in 12 teamers, but as our deep league expert Laura Holt told you Collins caught a body bout a week agooooooo!

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K’s, 5 H, ERA down to 4.60. Wow this guy gets f’ed out of more W’s than anybody.

Hisashi Iwakuma – 5.2 IP, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 3 H. Hey, he’s got a lower ERA than Verlander right now. I’m still not trusting him outside 16+ team leagues, and AL only.

Masahiro Tanaka – CG, 3 H, 0 BB, 3 K’s, and the win. Is there anyone in baseball that hits their target more than Tanaka? I’m not sure Austin Romaine reached for a single pitch last night, Tanaka was spotting dimes, and eating onions as he went the distance. One of the more economical performances you’ll see, as he finished off the Sawx in 97 pitches. Writing Sox like that gives me douche chills.

Chris Sale – 8 IP, 2 ER, 0 BB, 10 K’s, 8 H, ERA at 1.19. Neither starter walked a batter in this game, which is the most amazing thing to happen to the Red Sox vs. Yankees rivalry since Babe Ruth. Let me say this one thing on Sale, as an extremely biased observer of Red Sox games. He’s the truth! Not that you didn’t already know this, but he’s duuuurty. Let me finish this up, I gotta run to the packie. Sale stayed in an inning too long, coming out for the ninth, and giving up a couple of runs (1 ER).

Matt Holliday – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs. Holliday hit the ball hard, pulling a couple of balls to left field. Was thrown out by the World’s Greatest Player, Andrew Benintendi (0 for 4, hitting .329), as he tried to stretch a single into a double.

Corey Seager – 1-for-3, HR, 2 walks, hitting .318. Homered in back to back games against the Giants. Serious question, in any format would you rather have Correa? I don’t think I would, but maybe you like torturing yourself.

Matt Moore – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 BB, 8 K’s 2 H, ERA at 4.80. Moore is going to have these mirage games all season, You’ll buy into his next start and he’ll give up 5 ernies. Though this was a home start, and there’s no park kinder to lefties, so maybe you stream him in his home starts. Are mediocre lefties in AT&T the new Hodgepadre?

Julio Urias – 5.2 IP, 1 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 4 H, threw 90 pitches in his first MLB start of the season. I like Urias in 5×5, but he could be infuriating in quality start leagues. 4 walks isn’t great, but one was intentional, and he’s 20 years old making his first start of the season.

Matt Carpenter – (doubleheader) 2-for-8, Grand slam, 6 RBIs, 1 Run, hitting .238. What a great day to own Cardinals hitters. Short schedule day, double header, and you score 8 in the first game and 6 in the second. Carpenter hit a walk off grand slam in the first game. He went o for 3 in the night game. Here’s the catch, he’s been so bad he doubled his RBI total yesterday.

Dexter Fowler – (doubleheader) 5-for-9, 4 runs, 1 RBI, HR, average up to .224. Outside of the two homer game this was the second time you were happy you drafted Dexter Fowler.

Greg Garcia – 3-for-3 1 run, 1 BB, starting the second game. I own him in an NL only, as my bench bat, and the only way he’d ever play is on a short schedule day, or a doubleheader. Yah me!

Randal Grichuk – (doubleheader) 3-for-6, 3 runs, 3 RBIs, HR. Be honest, this was the first time you were glad you owned Grichuk?

Marwin Gonzalez – 2-for-3, HR, 1 run, 1 RBI. Pretty much everyone else in the Astros lineup went 1 for 4 (Carlos Correa, Nori Aoki, Alex Bregman, Brian McCann, Evan Gattis) last night.

Corey Kluber – 7 IP, 3 ER, 4 BB, 10 K, 8 H, ERA at 4.19. I’d like to tell you that Kluber is just getting unlucky with his ERA, but he’s not. Going into last night’s game his LOB was 70.8%, and his BABIP against was a lucky .261. Ratio murder aside, the K’s were tasty yesterday, and against a team that rarely strikes out vs RHP (19.2% as a team).

Francisco Lindor – 1-for-4, HR, 2 RBIs, 1 run. All of the Indians runs in this game came via the long ball as Edwin Encarnacion ( 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 run), and Abraham Almonte (1 for 3) went deep. Another question, Lindor or Correa, no matter the format, who you got?

Kendall Graveman – 6 IP, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K’s, 6 H, ERA at 2.25. He continues to throw almost exclusively sinkers, but it’s working. Somewhere there’s a guy who drafted all hitters in the first 18 rounds, and he has the best pitching staff in the world.

Bud Norris – 1 IP, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, Save. Okay, so it’s Bud Norris, until it isn’t. If you grabbed Norris after Blake Parker was picked up last weekend, you lucked out. You’re probably the same guy who forgot to put Harvey in today. Lucky bastard!!

Yasmany Tomas – 2-for-4, HR, 2 RBIs, 1 run, hitting .308. Salami Tom!!!!

Taijuan Walker – 8 IP, 2 ER, 0 BB, 11 K’s, 4 H, ERA down to 3.94. This was the third time in his career he had double digit K’s, and one short of his single game best. Walker’s tweak to his setup, and delivery still have me guardedly optimistic, I don’t own him in any non-head to head 12 teamers though.

J.J. Hoover – 1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 K. Wasn’t a save situation, but it was clean inning, and after Fernando Rodney’s blowup, Hoover needs to be owned all over. BTW I have no idea if he’ll get the closer’s gig or be in Grey’s buy column this afternoon, but he should be in both.

Grey will be back this afternoon with his normal buy column!

 

 

  1. Mike in Busan says:
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    Thanks, Ralph.

    Anybody see how JV “looked” today?
    He seemed like he couldn’t find the zone in his previous start after looking like everyone knew exactly what he was gonna throw in the start before that.
    His numbers today looked good, but did he?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Mike in Busan: The few innings I saw he did.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Mike in Busan: No, but I don’t care. Just give me that final line. He’s not a youngster who needs scouting to see what’s really under the hood of the line. He’s Justin Motherfuckin’ Verlander and he better keep this up.

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Cram It: hahaha, I feel you, Cram, but he really looked rough and didn’t give any fine lines for those last two. He looked good, though. Thanks, guys.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Mike in Busan: There was some risk as to whether we were getting 2014 vs 2016 JV when we drafted him. The jury is still out on that unfortunately, but hopefully he’s now trending in the right direction.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @Mike in Busan: Yeah first 4 were good, didn’t see after.

          • Mike in Busan says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: feeling good after watching some. locating better. he just seemed baffled last time out. Hopeful. Yeah, he was (is) a risk, but damm was he sweet again last year.

            • Ralph Lifshitz

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              @Mike in Busan: He has his lowlights, even last year. He’s no model of consistency like Rick Porcello…:)

  2. TTRA1N says:
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    Surprised nothing about Chris Owings. .. 2Bombz anD a steal. Xtra combo!

    • Jay says:
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      amen. I love my Chris Owings pick up a few weeks ago. Have him with A.J. as well.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Jay: nice!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @TTRA1N: Talk about burying the lede huh? Yeah it was late and I totally spaced. He was going to be the final add.

  3. Ante GALIC says:
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    Ralph!!!!!!

    Great work, man! Loved it.

    a. How ’bout ‘dem ManU Red Devils this year, huh? I hate Mourinho but it seems his work at the club has been effective.

    b. Please stop jinxing Murphy! I autobot drafted him (as a Grey disciple didn’t like it because it was a 3rd or 4th round pick). Now I have to live with the shame.

    c. Adam Eaton pitched for the Padres too, didn’t he? Just kidding, he was awful and me knowing about him at all just shows how shallow I am as a human being.

    d. John Rambo Quote of the day for April 28-30

    Sheriff: ‘- He’s outta ammo…’

    Mitch: ‘- How do you know that?’

    Sheriff: ‘Because whatever killed Orville’s dog was no bullet, that’s how! Hurry up! Orville, listen to me, now listen! You have to stay awake, all right? You have to release that tourniquet every 15 minutes. We’ll be right back! We go get him now, he’s outta ammo.’

    Orville: ‘Get him! He had no right to shoot my babies. Get the son of a bitch!’

    Sheriff: ‘- Let’s go!’

    Orville: ‘- Go get him!’

    [The plot thickens. With every hurdle Rambo throws at them, the Sheriff is more and more determined to finish the job. Will he succeed? Tune in next week to find out more.]

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Ante GALIC: A. I’ll take it, but Zlatan is dead. B. I told him Murphy was no schmohawk! C. Who? See what I mean :) D. Rambo!!!!

  4. Andrew Edenbaum says:
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    Need to inject some pizazz onto my team. Trumbo killing me. Grandy and Joyce mired on bench. Beckham, Davidson, Plouffe, Bird, Valbuena, Heredia, and Arryo available on the waiver wire in my 15 team Ultimate. Can you please rank them based on ROS projections and other than Joyce, is there another drop ? Thanks. Bids in FAAB. $868 left($1,000 to start).
    Have Rodney, Casilla, Iglesias as my closers (if you call them closers), and Rosenthal. Hoover is available, along with Miranda, Feldman, and Zimmerman. Have them listed Hoover,Miranda, Feldman, and Zimmerman as buys for Rosenthal. My other pitchers are Sale, Archer, Duffy, Nola, Odorizzi, Bauer, Corbin, and Hammel. Buys ? Drops ? $$ to bid ? Thanks.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Andrew Edenbaum: I could see dumping Joyce and Grandy for Davidson and taking a shot on Arroyo, or Bird rebounding. The rest are all about the same rest of season.

      I’d want to add Hoover but you can’t drop Rodney yet. As for ranking

  5. Alcibiades Escobar says:
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    Hot post, Ralph. Yesterday’s was fire. The Crab Army is all over the globe and constantly monitoring this shizz with smooth gooches and bearded faces. Playing fantasy baseball in our spare time.

    • Alcibiades Escobar says:
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      And I love you, CC

      • Old School Brother says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Put your Claws in the sky if you’re feelin the vibe

  6. dubjay says:
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    So I have held onto both Buxton and Broxton in my keeper league hoping there would be some clarity soon and have a clear decision on which to keep/drop. Broxton has the better numbers overall but Buxton has the pedigree. Tough call.
    What do you guys think?

    These are the best available FAs
    J.PEDERSON
    H.PEREZ
    B.DRURY
    D.PERALTA
    R.GRICHUK
    T.MOTTER
    Y.SOLARTE
    C.GOMEZ

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @dubjay: I’d drop both for Peralta and Grichuk. If you gotta hold one, hold Buxton.

  7. Another Dan says:
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    Is this Karma ?

    In the same week Cody Bellinger gets called up, Half of Halph gets a promotion.

    Loved the notes,

    Dan

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Another Dan: Dan! We’re back tomorrow, and there’s Halph coming!

  8. Rosscoe says:
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    It thucks so bad Ralph…

    Your first four points make me sad, while your 6th point makes me mad…

    Fuck this shit, I say we follow the west coast lead and bring up Smithy and Rosario!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Rosscoe: Here! Here! Too bad Nimmo is hurt, he might actually get some playing time. Yo might be out awhile.

  9. Mike says:
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    Adam Conley, who’s facing the bucs, worth s stream today? I’m chasing K’s, wins and WHIP.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Mike: I wouldn’t start him, my streamer today is Morton.

  10. Count de Monetball says:
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    Ralph! You are killing it on this site bro, Just being a 48’er beating everyone to the rookie “gold” with the tremendous stalking minor coverage is one amazing thing (amazing!!!), then Razz30 coverage and now daily notes? Kudos man, kudos! Timbuk3’s shades aren’t enough to see your writing future! Happy 233rd post on RB day!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Count de Monetball: Thanks Count! I’m wearing cataract glasses!

  11. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Nice pinch hit write-up Mr Prospector man!

    Yesterday I was telling anybody who asked that I was starting Tanaka @ Fenway V the Swax, I DID, did anybody else?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Malicious Phenoms: In my points league I did. He looked phenomenal.

  12. Sean Smith says:
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    Great post Ralph! Not sure if my team is trying to get their injuries out of the way early or going for the record.

    Injuries so far:
    Rodon (DL)
    Dahl (DL)
    Hill (DL, Blister 1)
    T. Turner (DL, activated)
    JBJ (DL, activated)
    G. Sanchez (DL)
    J. Gray (DL)
    Hill (DL, Blister 2)
    Cespedes (missed series)
    S. Miller (DL, dropped)
    Haniger (DL)
    Cespedes (DL most likely)

    Not really sure how I’m still competitive with having to use bench spots on DL’d guys, at least this possible bullpen situation or inevitable blister 3 on Hill might free me up a spot.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Sean Smith: Yeah seems like you must be making solid pickups.

  13. mcmi11ions says:
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    “I’m glad I got that extension in for my taxes because I just finished sorting these Whole Foods receipts. OH NO TORENADO!”

    That’s Grey the next time Arenado homers.

    Also, I was one of those busy at work Harvey owners yesterday haha. Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @mcmi11ions: Ha! Nice! Go buy a lotto ticket.

  14. Jeff With a EFF is H2H category league sufficient if not thwn would you please elaborate and share the correct mission statement for the gawd damn leagues that you compete against another team in your league and who ever gains the most mofo N cATS wins

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Dnut Eastwood:Ha Ha… I was just busting your balls yesterday.

  15. RicoSuave says:
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    Well done Ralph!

    Thank you…

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @RicoSuave: Thanks!

  16. Tigres says:
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    nice work Ralph. SALAMI TOM!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Tigres: Salami Tom!

      • El Famous Burrito says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: It’s Salami Tom all the way down

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @El Famous Burrito: Salami Tom! I was excited when he hit that homer, cause it meant a Salami Tom drop.

          • El Famous Burrito says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: I live for the day he hits a grand slam

  17. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Once Ces goes on the DL, my UTIL spot opens up – debating between Owings, Gallo, or Conforto. Your sage advice is needed.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @William Hung: Conforto for me, he’s the best hitter of the three and should play everyday now.

      • William Hung says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: What’s ridiculous is that I just asked if I should pick up another set of players with Rendon struggling (you recommended Gyorko), but before I could pull the trigger Ces goes down… now I need that roster spot for Ces’ replacement.

        I’m leaning Conforto cause Mets or maybe I should be leaning Owings cause Mets… hahaha

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @William Hung: Yeah the Mets lineup is worrisome with no Cespedes. Maybe you catch lightening in a bottle with Conforto, but I’m riding the hot bat in the hot lineup. That reads back funny…

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @William Hung: I’d give Owings a shot. He scorching hot.

  18. m says:
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    My Kluber for his Gary Sanchez?
    I know right?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @m: Kluber

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Agree with Jef

  19. Christopher says:
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    Should i trade my G. Polanco for Kipnis?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Christopher: I’d want Polanco

  20. Five-On-One says:
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    Prospecting for saves. Please rank:

    Grilli (Is something wrong with Osuna?)
    J Wilson (K-Rod is washed up?)
    Hoover (Rodney has been washed up for years, but Hoover’s bad too)
    Reed (Unlikely, but Familia is having trouble?)

    Thanks

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Five-On-One: Hoover, Wilson, Grilli, Reed.

    • Mike in Busan says:
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      @Five-On-One: as a Jays fan, I’d argue against Grilli unless Osuna’s arm fell off, maybe even if. (I did just add Hoover; hope he doesn’t suck)

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @Mike in Busan: Yeah and I’m more of Biagini guy.

        • Mike in Busan says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: One can hope, Ralph; sadly I’ve become a “next year” guy and it’s only April.

          • Ralph Lifshitz

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            @Mike in Busan: It’s so early, don’t panic. Look for opportunity, it’s there.

            • Mike in Busan says:
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              @Ralph Lifshitz: Oh, I was talking as a Jays fan. They suck. I’ll be fine.

  21. HypnoAce says:
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    Gave up Bautista for Robbie Ray in 5×5. Did I overpay?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @HypnoAce: I like that deal.

      • HypnoAce says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Thought Bautista had another decent year left in him. Now I think this is the slide at the end. Thanks!

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @HypnoAce: Yeah, I’ve been sitting him. Took a doubleheader to start him.

  22. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Nice job Ralph!

    SON Likes both Maeda (who I regret I drafted) and Morton (who I picked up for the stream). Would you start both, one, or neither?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up: I’m starting Morton all over, I would start Maeda if I was feeling lucky.

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Nice, I’m feeling lucky enough and need to win this H2H matchup. Sat Severino and Thor missed a start, gotta get the W however it takes.

  23. Scooterboy says:
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    I have Jose Peraza in a OF slot. Would you drop him for any of these three? Which one please?
    Thanks !!!!

    Steven Souza Jr.
    Chris Owings
    Corey Dickerson

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scooterboy: Not if you need steals. If you don’t…I prefer Souza, Grey probably likes Dickerson, and Ralph likes….Ralph? Ralph?!

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @Cram It: Souza is my choice too, agree with Cram on the steals.

  24. Jbona3 says:
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    Keeper league (QS instead of W) – who do you like more now and as a keeper: Gerrit Cole or Carlos Carrasco?

    And which side of this trade do you like more: Carrasco, Nate Jones, JBJ for Cole, Britton, Arodys Vizciano

    Unrelated, but when’s the super two deadline and when can we expect Moncada?

    As always, thanks for the great work Ralph!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Jbona3: 1. Carrasco…..2. JBJ not really close in my opinion

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Jbona3: Agree on Carrasco, lean the Carrasco side.

      There isn’t one specific day, it depends on the team. The service time clock is under 172 days I believe. So some time in Mid-June. Moncada’s biggest hurdle is defense.

  25. Jaaaaaake says:
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    I can’t help but notice there’s no YANGERVIS FREAKING SOLARTE BLURB

    1-4 with an RBI and a SB. He’s basically mike trout.

    Claws up!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Jaaaaaake: 100% on purpose, to get you to comment. Haha

  26. JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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    Nice job Ralph…

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @JeF WiTh 1 F: Thanks Jef!

  27. peterlorresghost says:
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    Killed it Ralph – thank you! highlights of my poop time during bball season is the daily recaps. Got a sophies choice and can’t think of anyone better to answer than rapping prospector Ralph.

    I’m in a deep mixed keeper league – thanks to your scouting I hit the jackpot last years draft and got turner and judge for 1$ each. I get to keep both next year too for same price but then they’re FA – I can only sign one to a long-term contract (5 more seasons with slight inflation each year). And I’ll need to pick one by this years trade deadline.

    My thoughts are turner’s floor is way higher and has a firmer spot in the lineup and more ABs. But damn Judge has started to make this hard to decide.

    The rest of my lineup is pretty balanced so I either way I could draft more power or speed – decision really relies on who I think will be best value longterm.

    Thoughts based on what we know today?

    Thanks

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @peterlorresghost: I’d keep Turner, but you have time to make the decision no?

  28. Alex says:
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    Would you drop D. Peralta or H. Perez for Conforto?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Alex: Perez, Peralta is slashing .341/.396/.549

  29. Chucky says:
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    With Manea and Nola nursing whatever ails them, and Gsellman and Davies pitching like they don’t belong, are we taking a shot with Sonny coming back?

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      @Chucky: I’d look for a better option, even if it’s a streamer.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Chucky: I’d dump Davies for him.

  30. Jaaaaaake says:
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    Tanaka’s Ks are frustrating right now. I traded him for Porcello in a league and then traded Porcello for Cano, so I’m fine with it, but he’s a weirdo.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Jaaaaaake: He totally knows all the dialogue to every Wes Anderson flick.

      • Jaaaaaake says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Pretty sure this is correct.

  31. theone189 says:
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    Sale 300Ks

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @theone189: Crazy to think, doubt he makes it.

  32. VictoriaB

    VictoriaB says:
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    “demonic Amish serial killer”. Guffaw. Nice, Ralph (the whole damn thing!).

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @VictoriaB: Thanks Victoria!!!

  33. Grimace says:
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    Good morning Ralph! I usually give grey a weekly r kelly quote on fridays news / Notes I’ll leave it here

    “I be drilling this chicks like major Payne when I make it rain they’d be like yo , do it again”

    Deeply profound quote from the poet known as R Kelly

    Lol

    Fantasy time; I’m in a bit of a pickle: in my H2h pts league weekly lock I’ve lost cespedes & he’s in my lineup looks like just a matter of time til he goes on DL I read yesterday that the Mets plan on getting cespedes to DL then have him in Florida to rehab that’s not a good sign

    Also in my starting lineup is Thor

    Cespedes first , we start 4 OF mine are Harper, cespedes, schwarber, benintendi. Other OF I have whether it’s utility or bench:

    Souza (utility)
    Judge (utility)

    Bench: conforto, Margot, my SS Chris owings is eligible at OF, my 2b this week it’s usually Pedroia I didn’t trust pedey after his knee scare but I have drury there who’s also dinged up but also eligible at OF

    Available OF’s: David peralta, hunter renfoe, Kevin pillar, hunter pence, Jason heyward, Gerardo parra, Jayson werth, schebler, shin soo choo

    I’ll be adding one of those OFs once cespedes is DL’d, but would you drop cozart for either solarte (2b/3b), tim Beckham, Bellinger, moncada

    Or what about javy Baez who I own vs gyorko? They have the same eligibility at 2b/3b & SS

    Now if Thor is good is there a chance he goes on Sunday? Or next week? Hoping it’s Sunday lol!

    With how bad gsellman was this week I’ll be dropping him for another SP here are available ones:

    Dylan bundy, eickhoff, lance lynn, Ian Kennedy, alex Cobb

    Thanks have a Good Friday it’s the freakin weekend I hope you have some fun! Can I get a toot toot

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      @Grimace:

      Hernan Perez is also available he is Eligible at 3b & OF

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Grimace: Love has never failed. It has won every battle. And today and forever more it will go on undefeated. I’m also a very loving person.

        R Kelly

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Grimace: I’d add Peralta or Heyward.

      I’d dump Cozart for Solarte if immediate help isn’t needed Moncada. I’m off Baez right now. Drop Gsellman for Bundy.

  34. Bosox says:
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    Bellinger or Herman Perez?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Bosox: You know I’m going Bellinger!

  35. mcmi11ions says:
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    Traded away Adam Jones and Taijaun Walker for Luis Severino. Forever keeper league where we hold 10 guys with no inflation. Proposed the deal and it was accepted before his game against the SAWX and it just processed this morning. Yay me or nay me?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @mcmi11ions: Seems like a lofty price, but so far so good.

  36. Clint says:
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    Hoover! Finally a FAAB bid in the Razz30 pays dividends for me?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Clint: Haha well done Clint! Claws up!

  37. rdoumit says:
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    I was offered Wade Davis for Blackmon in a H2H… I just don’t understand these people.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @rdoumit: Yeah wtf?

  38. J-Hova says:
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    Great write up Ralph!

    SON loves Maeda tonight. Are you guys rolling with him? If you cant start him vs Philly may not be worth owning…

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @J-Hova: I’m streaming him in one RCL where he’s was dropped. Hoping he works out the kinks.

  39. Wizard of Oz(una) says:
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    I’m starting Maeda against the Phillies today and you Kenta stop me. That is all.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Wizard of Oz(una): You might have Maeda big mistake….I hope not because i’m starting him too.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: Yeah tough to bench him against Philly

  40. Booster73 says:
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    What do you think about Zobrist RoS? He was dropped in my Yahoo OBP league (where he’s eligible at 2B, LF, RF). Numbers aren’t great right now, but hitting 4th in that Cubs lineup seems too good to pass up. My only drop option right now is Marcell Ozuna, who is really just OF bench depth for me.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Booster73: I’d give him a spin for sure.

  41. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Ralphie!! Nice job bro.

    Would you dump Margot or Motter for Hoover? Have Betts, Judge, Conforto, Margot, and Motter as OF options with Motter SS eligible to fill-in for Villar, but currently only have Kelley and Neris as closers in 12tm H2H with Bedrosian in a DL slot.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Scuffy McGee: I’d go Motter, but I’m a prospect whore and a big Margot fan.

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Haha me too. Thanks!

        Oh! Cain was just dropped in my 11 tm keeper roto. Must-add over Judge, Conforto, Duvall, Trumbo, Peraza, or Haniger?

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Scuffy McGee: Yeah good trade for Peraza if you were using him in the OF.

  42. Ray says:
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    Was offered Greinke and McCutchen for Hanley and Eugenio Suarez in mixed H2H OPS/QS league. Thoughts?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Ray: I’d take Greinke side.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Cram It: same

  43. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Nice job Ralph! Good timing actually, as I’ve got a prospect related question for you!

    1. I’m in the top pack in my 12 team keep-7 weekly league, despite being dead last in AVG and decimated by keeper injuries (in particular, I have JD, Desmond, Dahl on the DL so my OF has been difficult to maintain so far). Anyway, I was hoping to have Desmond or JD back next week, but its looking like it may be 1 more week.

    Would you drop a $0 Tapia (I also have a $0 Meadows and it’s only 7 man bench) for Schreber ($18+ on Tron for next week), Deshizz (if only he were leading off every day!), Werth, or Holliday?

    Given that it’s only keep 7, hard to envision Tapia doing enough this year to warrant keeping for 2018.

    2. Brad Miller or Josh Harrison?

    3. Was offered Rich Hill for Maeda. Very confusing offer! Who do you prefer under the circumstances? If Maeda looks good tonight, any difference?

    Thanks!

  44. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Re: Urias – agreed that he can be frustrating in QS leagues, but at the same time, it seems like the ratio risk for him is very low. The second he gave up a run, the Dodgers took him out like a second grader who was hit a little too hard in dodgeball! Sort of annoying, but I don’t hate it if it preserves those rates.

  45. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    Hyperlink to a Boston rapper, surprise surprise!

    Hey, what about when you pick up Hellickson in the Rio Grande Ruiz Super Ultra Best Ever Prospect league and then don’t put him into your lineup? Not smooth, not smooth at all.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: No that’s a hairy, dingleberry infested gooch.

      Reks is to Ralph as Apathy is to Nick.

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: I really only ever listened to very early Reks. I believe I need more Reks in my life.

        Speaking of me missing out….am I just hyped or is Fancy Clowns possibly one of the best beats that’s ever been made? I’m smitten for that song.

        • nick the smooth dick says:
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          @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: I could never say a beat is the best ever made, just too many great ones, but I’ll be damned if it doesn’t put an incredible sway into my cock

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @nick the smooth dick: Yeah that’s why I went “one of”, cause I mean there would be about 43 Preemo beats on the list too.

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: Wow, I haven’t even thought about The Firm in years. Well done, sir.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @J-FOH: Zeroes and ones are smooth…..

  46. Rufus T. Firefly says:
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    14-teamer with very deep rosters and K’s count against hitters.

    Deal Justin Upton and Thames to get Mookie?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Rufus T. Firefly: Keeper? Yes, but I’d want something else to go with Mookie, albiet small, like Pedroia’s batting glove. Right now Thames is Barry Bonds.

  47. Swfcdan says:
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    Pfft what do you know about major leaguers Minor league boy! Haha jk, someone got a one day promotion congrats.

    Need to cut one to add an OF fill in for Haniger/Dahl, whos the guy: Motter, Jerko, Folty

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @Swfcdan: Greyt pun title though, clearly a Grey disciple!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Swfcdan: Rudy does greys titles

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @J-FOH: He did mine too! Just like daddy!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Swfcdan: Jerko for me, Ha! Yes if just for one day!

  48. Chris says:
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    10 team 5×5 OBP league, Franco is my 3B and I have Matz/Desmond on the DL. Can I drop Beltre already? Or is he a must hold even if no DL space. Really want to pick up Hoover and hope he becomes closer as the league values closers way too highly. Don’t want to drop Pujols, Odubel or Bellinger they are only other options.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Chris: Personally I’d dump Matz, unless it’s dynasty. I don’t trust that he comes back right, and makes more than 8 starts.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chris: I’d lose Matz too. You can comparable SP in a 10-teamer.

  49. Rice says:
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    Excellent job stepping in today, Ralph!

    How’s Austin Meadows doing these days? I know he was off to a slow start in AAA and his road to The Show opened up slightly earlier than expected (possibly too early) thanks to Marte. How’s he been playing lately and where do you see his ETA now?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Rice: Not great, both of the games in Pawtucket were rained out on Tuesday and Wednesday. They played a doubleheader, I didn’t go even though I’m about 35 minutes from McCoy. He went 3 for 8 between the two games. He’s struggled a little this year, but it’s early. The Pirates don’t give up arb years, so most likely mid-June if neeeded.

  50. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Last one! Tilman or Gsellman?

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Cram It: I so want to still believe in Gsellman, but he’s turning me into the kid that denies seeing his parents stuffing stockings.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Ralph Lifshitz: So do I, and not just because I’m a Mets fan. I dumped him in one league. I’m giving him one more turn in another.

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Cram It: He’s got a two start week v MIA and @ATL. You rolling the dice or benching to watch? I’m leading the league in ERA and WHIP, no thanks to him, so I’m trying to be relatively cautious.

            • Ralph Lifshitz

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              @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: I’d be cautious, even if I love those matchups. I’d gladly take a sonovabench if he got right.

              • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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                @Ralph Lifshitz: Yeah – that’s how I felt about Wood this week. Had to bench him because at the time of lock he wasn’t said to be starting (when Urias was going to be Wednesday). Bummed to see him pitch well on the bench, but pumped that he looked so great.

                • Ralph Lifshitz

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                  @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Wood looks very good right now in all regards, if he could go 7, he’d be perfect.

  51. nick the smooth dick says:
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    Hip hop and Seinfeld will get a claw clap from me everytime. Very nicely done. Crab Smoothies for everyone!

  52. Old School Brother says:
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    Sit Maeda? or roll the dice?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Old School Brother: I am in one roto, but I’m into experimenting haha.

  53. Gus Pike says:
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    I need to drop a guy – I haven’t rostered a catcher all season, but presumably I should stop getting zero value out of that slot at some point. Problem is, I don’t know who goes. The weakest guys on my team are:

    Kepler
    Souza
    Avisail Garcia
    Franco
    Mazara
    T. Walker
    Benoit
    Grover
    Rich Hill
    Aaron Nola

    Any worth cutting? Or still hold until guys like Benoit and Grover and Hill have their statuses clarified?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Gus Pike: I’d dump Benoit.

  54. J-FOH says:
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    Great job today with the pinch hit. I think C Seager is my Benni. Linking LH? You were thinking of me

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @J-FOH: Thank you sir! I think Seager might be my Beni, wait…… I love him, might take him over Lindor and the whole lot.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: I saw a reply above that tells me you’re smitten by the new kitten too

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @J-FOH: Yes, but in a wow, my buddies girlfriend is a catch kind of way.

        • Cram It says:
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          @J-FOH: You mean by the picture of an actress from the 80’s?

          • Ralph Lifshitz

            Ralph Lifshitz says:
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            @Cram It: No, Jack’s attracted to her astute takes on deep leagues. NO joke, she’s one of the top razzball writers in awhile.

            • Cram It says:
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              @Ralph Lifshitz: Whatever floats yer boat!

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Cram It: are you saying she’s not great at her gig?

                • Cram It says:
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                  @J-FOH: No. Martha Stewart is great at her gig too, but that’s not gonna give me the feels in the nether regions.

                  • Ralph Lifshitz

                    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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                    @Cram It: A well folded napkin makes me rock hard.

                    Our comments were tongue in cheek anyhow.

  55. Chet says:
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    ROS (and throwing their positions (OF and SS) out the window) – Scott Schebler or Aledmys Diaz?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Chet: Diaz for me

  56. Fungazi says:
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    Which 2 would you run with at the bottom of your rotation in 12 H2h – W/L/K/ERA/WHIP/QS

    Vinny Velasquez, Al Wood, Shoemaker, Amir Garret?

    Thanks!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Fungazi: Wood and Shoemaker, better parks, good GB rates, and swinging strike %

  57. joeg414 says:
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    What do you guys think of Choo ? Trust him to stay healthy . I’m looking for a bat ,could deal Corbin for him .
    13 Team mixed 6×6 roto

    • Cram It says:
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      @joeg414: No, but that trade is fair.

      • joeg414 says:
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        @Cram It:
        Thanks . If I keep Corbin , Markakis is a Free Agent as well as K.Vargas Rua , Wong . Just an extra bench bat to cover when Kepler and or Dickerson sits vs a leftty.

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          @joeg414: An extra bench of Choo’s caliber isn’t going to make a difference. Choo, Rua, Vargas, Wong, any other schmotato, it’s all the same shizz if they’re on the bench. But do your thing.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @joeg414: I’d make the trade but wouldn’t expect him to see 500 PA’s.

  58. Buck says:
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    Would you drop poo Bird for Franco (for util role)? 6×6 league with hits and OBP.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Buck: Yes

  59. John Lettiere says:
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    Is anyone starting party boy Maeda tonight? SON doesn’t hate it

    • Fungazi says:
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      @John Lettiere: No, I’m not starting a pitcher with an 8+ ERA

      • Old School Brother says:
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        @Fungazi: Wussy

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @John Lettiere: Yup. Roll him.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @John Lettiere: I’m a gambler, and he was dropped in one league. Gambles have paid off for me this week. Tanaka and Severino.

  60. Chris says:
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    I’ve got Rendon in my Util spot in a H2H points league and I’m frustrated. Nats are scoring 10-15 runs a game these days and I’m lucky if Rendon singles. He’s done Jack so far. I can’t trade him for anything. My options are to wait it out and hope for the best or drop him for the best available on the wire. The best out there is a hot hitting J. Schoop, Chase Headley or Joey Gallo. I know its only April but should I continue to wait or pick someone up?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Chris: I’d hold, but I could see giving hot Schoop a go.

  61. Marc Luxemburg says:
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    How do you Dahl’s playing time working out once he and Desmond return? Sell?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Marc Luxemburg: Parra will sit, and Reynolds will get cold, they’ll both play if healthy.

  62. Whatever says:
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    Hi,

    Should I drop Napoli for Mark Reynolds?

    Thx.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Whatever: Yes, like 2 weeks ago.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Whatever: Yeah for sure.

  63. Vrugg says:
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    Great write-up, Ralph. ROS Triggs or Ryu?
    Thanks!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Vrugg: I’m going Ryu

  64. Cohen says:
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    Ralph, who do u like better tonight?
    Ray vs Col or Morton vs Oak

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Cohen: Morton vs Oakland, even if SON loves Ray. I wouldn’t sit either honestly.

  65. Alcesto says:
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    Not one comment about starting Gausman? He doesn’t seem any worse a play than Maeda. Fortunately I took Grey’s advice and drafted both of them, so I don’t have to choose.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Alcesto: He seems a ton worse play than Maeda. Maeda has had horrible HR ratio luck, but is playing the Phillies is LA. Gausman is right about where the numbers say he should be albeit with a high BABIP. He’s starting in Yankee Stadium.

      I wouldn’t touch Gausman today (or anyday), but I’m rolling Maeda everywhere.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Alcesto: I’m not touching Hairy Gooch Gausman in the Bronx. Hell nah!

      • Alcesto says:
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        I expect them to both serve up shit sandwiches, just like they have in every start this year.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Alcesto: Prolly right.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Alcesto: In Yankee stadium compared to @ home vs. Philly. That’s enough of a difference right there.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

        Ralph Lifshitz says:
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        @Cram It: Totes McGoats.

  66. G says:
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    Which side? Hendricks and Margot or Tanaka?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @G: Hendricks and Margot

  67. ElBoss says:
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    Conspiracy theory alert!! Grey was at a party last night and the NFL Draft just happened to be on TV, he caught a glimpse of the trade the niners pulled and the unexpected overwhelming excitement that followed felt like Giancarlo was right there hitting dongs in front of him. He immediately went home and started researching football and we will see him a couple weeks from now as a fantasy football expert.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @ElBoss: That’s what happened. How did you know?

  68. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    5×5 roto. Braun for carrasco? Which side you like? I have j.d and Desmond coming off dl in next few weeks figured I’d sell Braun while he’s hot.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Chisoxx_22: I like Braun, but can see you making that move once those two are healthy.

  69. Steven Henn says:
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    In a razzball league with 2 DL slots & bodies piling up. I need a warm healthy body so I need to drop someone. I have Springer day to day hopefully back soon. I have 3 guys DL eligible for my 2 DL slots. I assume I should drop one of these guys; J Gray, Bedrosian, or Haniger

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Steven Henn: Gray in an RCL, you an find good starters all year.

  70. Tony Montana says:
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    Hey Ralph,

    Dynasty question: Would you trade Josh Bell for Brinson? OBP instead of BA.

    I’m pretty loaded in close to the majors OF prospects, and 1B is kind of a prospect wasteland, but is the potential fantasy impact of Brinson worth it?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Tony Montana: Yes, I’d do that and flip Brinson for a 1B upgrade.

      • Tony Montana says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Much appreciated, Ralph and Cram It.

  71. Brian says:
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    6×6 16 team dynasty h2h. use QS and k/bb. my rotation is pitching horribly. Salazar, sonny gray, price, teheran, gausman, liriano, hahn, shoemaker, duffy, gsellman, senzatela (though i’m too scared to ever pitch him), quintana. i’m still in win now mode. i was really banking on a gausman continuing to progress this year but his new pitch selection seems to be making him useless. even though it’s dynasty, would you offer him straight up for lester to a team looking to get younger? what about if you had to also add in a prospect or a minors draft pick along with gausman?

    thanks.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Brian: Yes, if you can get Lester for him do it.

  72. Corey says:
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    Was all primed to add Conforto to replaced Cespedes when he hits the DL, then I noticed Owings is available… I feel like Conforto could replace the power I’m going to lose with Cespedes down, but Owings has the potential to be a 5-category guy… Who do you choose?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Corey: I’d lean Owings right now due to the heat.

  73. henncoop says:
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    1) In a razzball league with 2 DL slots & bodies piling up. I need a warm healthy body so I need to drop someone. I have Springer day to day hopefully back soon. I have 3 guys DL eligible for my 2 DL slots. I assume I should drop one of these guys; J Gray, Bedrosian, or Haniger.
    2) Still high on Walker Buehler?
    Sorry if this is a repeat …somehow listed with my actual name a few minutes ago & was awaiting moderator

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @henncoop: No worries, I’d dump Gray in an RCL, starters are replaceable.

      I love Buehler! All his starts have been abbreviated as he’s coming back from TJ, but the future is bright.

  74. Swfcdan says:
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    Seen one Bellinger AB so far and immediately saw what Halp was talkin about, that was one mighty cut!

    Trumbo been sad trumbone in my dynasty. You worried yet? Its a 16 teamer where we play RF, CF, LF and Ive no one else for RF so hes totally killing me. Want to buy low on Piscotty but the owner is being a prick and stopped responding to offers. So screw him, any other good buy low RF’s right now?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Swfcdan: Yeah, it’s a crazy swing. I’d try and get David Peralta if I could.

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Funnily enough I did but Peralta is on the same owners team too! Gah #SomeOwnersYaJustGottaHate

  75. dizzystpizzy says:
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    Hey Ralph and Razznation,
    Who you like ROS in 5×5 w/ OBP instead of AVG?
    JBJ, Piscotty, or Salami Tom?
    Thanks for the write-up!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @dizzystpizzy: I’d go Piscotty, he knows how to work a walk.

      • dizzystpizzy says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Thanks– would you then take JBJ or salmi-tom over trumbo, since he is really looking awful?

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @dizzystpizzy: Salami Tom, but I’m inclined to wait.

          • dizzystpizzy says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: Thanks for talking me down. My pops always said patience is a virtue.

  76. Mikey Boy324 says:
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    Wood or Corbin ROS?

    • KarlJ says:
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      @Mikey Boy324:
      Hi I asked this yesterday and the answer was Wood due to superior park
      Sounds like he is going to stay in the rotation at least for the time being.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Mikey Boy324: It’s wood for me.

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        @Ralph Lifshitz: oOk thanks for the input.

  77. Mike in Busan says:
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    OK, so I’m in this 12-team H2H categories Yahoo league that is standard Yahoo apart from having only 2 P slots (so, it’s 2 SP, 2 RP, 2 P). So there’s 3 OF 2 UT and no MI or CI, also there’s no DL.
    I’m currently sitting on Desmond until he returns, and someone in my league just dropped Beltre. Here’s my current roster, obvious question being “who, if anyone, do I drop for Beltre, not knowing when he’s coming back and how good he’s gonna even be when he does?”
    Lucroy, Freeman, Odor, Russel, Torenado, Mazara, Souza, Motter, Schoop, Franco, with Corey son of Dicker and Hernan Perez on my bench with Desmond.
    Pitchers are Yu, JV, Wacha, Severino, Jansen, Brach and Britton, and saves speculations JJ Hoover and Jacob Barnes.
    Im currently leaning toward dropping Barnes and then seeing if I can make a trade to bolster wither my OF or pitching (I’d previously traded Maeda and El Coffee to get Yu).
    Pardon the long post, just interested in what others think. May be irrelevant as I’ve got the #4 waiver claim, so there’s that,

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Mike in Busan: I’d drop Hoover first, Barnes is dirty.

      • Mike in Busan says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: that he is; hopefully he’s gonna get the job soon

  78. omar says:
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    Nice job on the recaps. Gonna test the depths your love for Benintendi. What are your projections for him for 2017? What is his ceiling? I’m wondering how soon the power will show up. Don’t get me wrong, I love the kid, but I’m wondering if right now he’s better at real life baseball than fantasy baseball, specifically in season long Roto (he may be a stud in points leagues, I’m not familiar with that format). I know he’ll be strong in avg, runs, some rbi’s and steals thrown in there, but I’m concerned a little about the power. I think my team is currently strong in the categories he brings to the table, and I think he may carry a greater perceived value than reality that could fetch a nice return in a trade.

    8 team AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto (Yahoo):

    Pondering offering this trade proposal:

    Give:
    Benintendi
    Stroman
    Bundy

    Get:
    Springer
    Kluber

    Current Roster:
    c – Russell Martin
    1b – Moreland
    2b – Altuve
    ss – Lindor
    3b – Machado
    if – Healy
    of – Betts
    of – Beni
    of – Kepler
    of – Motter
    util – Gallo
    dl – JD Martinez
    dl – Haniger
    bn – Buxton

    sp – McCullers
    sp – Stroman
    sp – Bundy
    sp – Devenski
    rp – Chapman
    rp – Nate Jones
    p – Justin Wilson
    p – Blake Parker
    p – Jason Grilli
    bn – Shoemaker
    bn – Liriano
    bn – Eduardo Rodriguez
    bn – Bedrosian

    Test the waters or hold? One caveat is that this is a 1 year keeper league (keep 3). Of my current roster, Altuve and Lindor can be kept thru 2018. Both Benintendi and Springer could be kept thru 2018 as well.

    Thanks!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @omar: No ones hitting for power in that lineup, and the Red Sox have played an unusually higher number of early season home games then usual. The winds blowing in a lot, and it’s made Fenway play less homer happy. He makes lots of hard contact in the air, when the temps rise, I’d expect him to start mashing homers. I can see him going .280/80/18/75/12.

      I’d hold. It’s close though.

      • omar says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz:
        Thanks. Take the sticks out of the deal. How do you feel about giving Bundy and Stroman for Kluber? Too much. Looking at stashing Berrios for the impending callup, but I’ve been down that road before….

        Thanks again.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @omar: I’d rather hold on Stroman and Bundy.

  79. E says:
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    When is it time to panic? I’m last in a 10 team redraft ROTO league mostly due to slow starts and injuries to Miguel Cabrera, Bumgarner, Trevor Story, Kyle Seager, and Rougned Odor.

    Should I try and hold tight for another month or try to swing some trades?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @E: Hold tight on Cabrera, Seager, and Odor. If you can move Bum and Story do it.

  80. ryanoger says:
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    Dig it Ralph, thanks homie!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @ryanoger: Thanks bro!

  81. Milarky says:
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    Who would you be most OK to drop out of Hammel, D. Norris or Leonys Martin? I realize that sounds silly and that it should easily be Martin, but I just find it hard to believe how quickly SEA gave up on him this year, and I’d hate to drop him only to see him come up and steal bases for another team.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Milarky: Martin for me.

  82. jon says:
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    Does Wilson take over for Krod soon ? looking to get a jump on the next newly named closer with k upside…

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @jon: Rotoworld just posted Ausmus saying basically that there’s no way K-rod gets ousted anytime remotely soon.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @jon: You can take a flier, but I bet they stick with K-Rod for a few more weeks. He really is out of gas though.

  83. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    As a Neris owner who also owns Benoit, is it now safe to drop Benoit for Norris, or should we hold on another week or two to make sure Neris settles in?

  84. Matt B says:
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    Would you rather have Correa over Seager in a dynasty OBP league?

    More importantly, Graveman coming off my DL slot. Drop him, or drop someone from: Ryu, Shoemaker, Corbin, Cobb, Gausman for my SP10 in a 12 team 5×5?

    Thanks

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Matt B: Drop Corbin, IMO. I think I still want Correa.

  85. Jr says:
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    In a 10 team h2h keeper league with QS and ratios for k and bb, would you trade nova and Brantley for bumgarner? If he pushed for more would you give hamels in place of nova?

    Thanks!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Jr: I think I prefer to trade Hamels over Nova.

      • Jr says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: oh ok. So hamels and Brantley for bum? That’s something worth doing in a keeper league?

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @Jr: I think so

  86. Mike says:
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    There’s a chance Rizzo could get 2nd eligibility in July because of the way he switches gloves on bunts… Seeing this down the road, does it make sense to trade Goldy for Rizzo? I’ve got Votto and Carlos Santana so there’s no downgrade, and maybe I could even toss in a pitcher upgrade on my end like my Salazar(or Lackey?) for his Fulmer …

    Thoughts?

    • Mike says:
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      @Mike: Wrote Fulmer when I meant Cuerto.

    • hondo says:
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      @Mike: FWIW – Santana has 3 OF starts and an 8 game NL stretch next month that should nab him OF,at least in Yahoo and he may hit 10 games for ESPN,etc.

      • Mike says:
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        @hondo: There’s two UTIL spots, so either way those 3 guys will play. It’s just a matter of getting Rizzo in 2nd base around All Star break that could make a huge difference.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Mike: Yeah I could see doing it. I’d be shocked if Rizzo gain some 2B though.

      • Mike says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: He’s got 3 appearances so far because of the way the cubs defend against bunts, he needs 7 more in both Yahoo and ESPN. Andy Behrnes wrote an article about it about a week ago, so I assume Yahoo doesn’t plan on stepping in and stopping anything after one of their writers said it would happen. That seems like it would cause even more of an outrage than just letting the eligibility change on its own.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

          Ralph Lifshitz says:
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          @Mike: Yeah, well I didn’t realize shift changes effected position eligibility. Learn something new everyday. If that’s the case it’s a goldmine.

          • Mordacious Levator says:
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            @Ralph Lifshitz: one would think you’d have to actually play the position (like the bag) to qualify for this but nothing yahoo does is surprising after you’ve been there for a few years anyway

  87. Ashtray says:
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    How would you rank these 3 guys ROS in a 12 team league that counts OBP and Ks

    Corey Dickerson (currently ranked 133 in my league setup) .364 BABIP
    Jason Heyward (116) .300 BABIP
    Cesar Hernandez (66) .411 BABIP

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Ashtray: Just as you have them. Heyward and C-Dick are close.

  88. Pigeon man says:
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    Hey man! Good stuff, will there be a buy sell column today?

  89. H says:
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    Rendon or Kyle Seager ROS?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @H: Seager!

  90. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Great job, Ralph! All I have to say is last week I got crap from people saying Sale should’ve stayed in the ninth when Kimbrel blew his win, and this week he does give up runs in the ninth… That’s all I am saying, this is a comment more for Magoo…

    • Ralph Lifshitz

      Ralph Lifshitz says:
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      @Grey: Yeah that’s Kimbrel’s job, it’s April not September.

    • Big Magoo

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      @Grey: I didn’t see yesterday’s game, but Sale was cruising in the Toronto game earlier this month. Just mowing through the lineup with ease. Don’t think he should’ve been pulled in that one.

      Maybe yesterday was different. Maybe he had to work a bit harder and the Yankees worked his pitch count up. Don’t know. Saying that the situations are identical would be like saying that the Sox should bench Betts next time Tanaka faces them because he went hitless yesterday. Each game/situation is different.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @Big Magoo: He came out for the 9th, and he was dealing. I get why Farrell did it, but I didn’t see the need to not bring in Hembree for a clean inning. I think hes weak and often lets the media noise of Boston influence his in game managing.

  91. justin says:
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    Which side would you take in a 16 team 16 keeper h2h.

    Side A: Altuve and Marcus Semien
    Side B: Addison Russell, Schoop, Berrios

    I would be tradding russell and i would not really have a fill in SS until Semien comes back, my backup at ss is saladino. Is it worth it to move these pieces to acquire Altuve? My team does need some speed overall.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @justin: Yeah you get a Altuve, you can figure out SS. Can you get Rosales for cheap?

      • justin says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz:

        dont know but i am assuming i could get him pretty cheap. He was just picked up a few days ago.

      • justin says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz:

        dont know but i am assuming i could get him pretty cheap. He was just picked up a few days ago.

        SS has been a prob for my team for years and i grabbed Russell early and held to help that position. Hate to trade him away now as he is finally developing. Its just Altuve’s mix of BA, power, and speed is hard to beat.

        • Ralph Lifshitz

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          @justin: That’s a top 5-10 bat go get’em.

  92. Branta says:
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    Let me ask you, Mr. Lifshitz, what you think of this trade: Springer and Blackmon for Odor and Correa

    It’s a full dynasty league, head to head, with R/HR/RBI/BB/SBN/OBP/OPS for offensive categories.

    Spoiler re: trade below

    It was a rejected offer because, apparently, 27 and 30 are too old.

    • Branta says:
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      @Branta: FYI my OF in that league right now: Trout, Blackmon, Braun, Springer, Ozuna, Khris Davis, Kiermaier and my minor league OFers: Tapia, Frazier, and Cozens.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Branta: I think that’s a fair offer myself for a win now club. Older players are vets, being a vet is a good thing. People always miss that in dynasty. I feel your pain.

  93. Eric Brownell says:
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    With Marte one, and Joey Bats falling off a cliff, I’ve been scrambling to pick up a bunch of middling OFs which are now clogging my roster. What do you make of this group:

    Judge
    Joey Bats
    Jackie Bradley
    Kepler
    Piscotty
    Pillar
    Deshizz

    I’m really hurting for steals early in the season, so I want to wait and see to see if Pillar and/or Deshizz can put it together, but JBJ, Piscotty, and Kepler all seem like the exact same type player. Any obvious drops or trade bait? Thanks, man!

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Eric Brownell: I like the group, though you can see if you can find a speed upgrade for Deshizz, I don’t like the player, but someone of his skill set with your crew is a nessecary evil. I really like Pillar he’s an underrated player.

  94. What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas says:
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    My Suarez for Lucroy? I have Martin who has shown a little life lately. I would drop him as I’m not going to carry 2 catchers. How do you rank those 2 ROS? Suarez was a waiver add for Donaldson and will be dropped once Donaldson resturns.

    Neftali for Teheran?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas: Why not wait until you know Donaldson is good? Suarez has been laying off the high stuff, and going after more pitches on the outside of the plate, he’s improving his contact in all ways.

  95. Stumanji says:
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    Just saw Desmond is heading to extended spring training, which made me wonder: Aside from rehabbing MLB players, who are these guys who are just always playing exhibition games for months and months? Is that a real career and where do I sign up?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Stumanji: Young kids that aren’t ready for full season ball. So leagues like the New York Penn league don’t start till after the draft.

  96. omar says:
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    From a post above:

    8 team AL only 5×5 standard roto:

    How do you feel about giving Bundy and Stroman for Kluber? Too much. Looking at stashing Berrios for the impending callup, but I’ve been down that road before….

    Thanks

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @omar: No banks on Berrios, still not a believer.

  97. Skeezix says:
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    Hey Ralph, nice job covering! Curious for your thoughts on who you think will provide the most value for the rest of this year out of Severino, Kelley and Bellinger. I know it’s not apples to apples, but our waivers finally open this weekend, and I think I have a shot at any of those three. My practical side says to grab the closer for insurance (I’ve got Osuna, Giles and Feliz), but it’s hard to ignore what Severino and Bellinger could do from an upside standpoint.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Skeezix: I’d grab Severino, I’m nervous about his lack of a real third pitch, but he’s dealing

      • Skeezix says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz: Thanks Ralph! What do you think the chances are that Bellinger stays up and gets close to regular playing time? I’m going to have to rank Severino, Bellinger and Kelley for my claim, as I’m currently sitting with the 3rd priority on waivers. Osuna is making me nervous (not to mention Feliz), but I have to believe he’ll get his shit together. My thinking is that this won’t be the last time a new closer becomes available, but don’t want to pass him by if Bellinger is only up for a cup of coffee.

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        @Ralph Lifshitz: I forgot to mention Lance Lynn is also available in case there’s a reason to prefer him over Severino.

  98. TjVera says:
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    Lord Ralph Lifshitz i have a question for thee, dynasty league. Any suggestions as to what positions i should look to upgrade, i was thinking maybe trying to move Yoan for Bellinger in order to secure a 1B that could be decent after Miggy is gone. Also i purposely avoid Saves stats, which is why i don’t have closers atm. Any feedback would be appreciated.

    Stats

    Runs (R), Singles (1B), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Batting Average (AVG), On-base Percentage (OBP), Slugging Percentage (SLG), Extra Base Hits (XBH)

    Wins (W), Saves (SV), Strikeouts (K), Earned Run Average (ERA), (Walks + Hits)/ Innings Pitched (WHIP), Strikeouts per Walk Ratio (K/BB), Strikeouts per Nine Innings (K/9), Walks Per Nine Innings (BB/9), Quality Starts (QS)

    C-Jett Bandy

    1B-Daniel Vogelbach

    2B-Starlin Castro

    3B-Manny Machado

    SS-Xander Bogaerts

    OF-Andrew Benintendi

    OF-Bryce Harper

    OF-Nomar Mazara

    UTIL-Avisail Garcia

    UTIL-Yasiel Puig

    BN-Byron Buxton

    BN-Delino DeShields

    BN-Jose Peraza

    BN-Jurickson Profar

    BN-Yoan Moncada

    DL-Miguel Cabrera

    DL-Josh Donaldson

    DL-David Dahl

    NA-Willie Calhoun

    NA-Francisco Mejia

    NA-Kyle Tucker

    SP-Brandon McCarthy
    SP-Taijuan Walker
    RP-Andrew Miller
    RP-Felipe Rivero
    P-Jacob Barnes
    P-Michael Pineda
    P-Matt Moore
    P-Lance McCullers Jr
    P-James Paxton
    P-Robert Gsellman
    P-Dylan Bundy
    P-Rick Porcello
    P-Masahiro Tanaka
    P-Hyun-Jinn Ryu
    P-Alex Wood
    DL-Mauricio Cabrera
    NA-Zack Burdi
    NA-Walker Buehler

    • TjVera says:
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      @TjVera:

      Forgot its 16 teams Dynasty League.

      • Ralph Lifshitz

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        @TjVera: That’s real nice for 16 team. You could maybe upgrade Profar.

  99. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Nice work Ralph.

    There were 2 reasons not to start Tanaka yesterday – at Fenway and facing Sale. I gambled and was handsomely rewarded. It’s more an indictment of my lame staff and the fact that I didn’t have anyone else to put in.

    That’s all. Thanks much Ralph.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Yankee my Wanky!: I started him in a points league, made me a Happ to man.

  100. Big Magoo

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    Nice write up, Ralph! What’s your read on the Bellinger situation? Think he stays up and plays everyday from here on out or do they send him down for a bit once Pederson and co. get healthy?

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @Big Magoo: Thanks Magoo! I don’t know if he goes down, I feel he could easily be a bit of a utility player between OF corners, and 1st of A-Gon off days, and in AL parks. A lot of it will depend on what he does over the weekend. If he rakes, they’ll find a spot for him in the OF.

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