Noah Syndergaard steps into a giant metal milk can and submerges himself.  At first, bubbles come up, then nothing.  Only Houdini has ever been able to escape this, and even then Tony Curtis struggled to keep his life in order afterwards.  The beautiful-despite-her-pantyhose girl locks him in.  Everyone watches, and Noah just sits there, locked in.  The audience shifts, then realizes this is what they want.  They want Noah to stay this locked in.  This locked in leads to Cy Young awards.  This locked in carries teams to championships.  One man stands in the audience and screams, “Grow gills and stayed locked in!”  The crowd erupts.  Harvey’s looked just okay, that other Mets pitcher put out the welcome Matz to opposing hitters and deGrom is battling an injury.  Syndergaard?  Oh, he’s so locked in.  Yesterday, he went 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 12 Ks and looked like he could’ve beat the 1927 Blue Jays in Coors Field.  If you own him, ‘gaard your grill and knuckle up if anyone tries to trade you for him.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Zack Wheeler – Had a procedure to remove an undissolved stitch that shouldn’t alter his recovery time too much.  Stiches ain’t shizz, but undissolved shizz!

Jacob deGrom – Could land on the DL with a tight lat.  Sure glad he was the one ace I grabbed in any leagues.  Sure, am glad.  *bites off cuticles, sticks hands in vat of salt*

Mike Dunn – Experienced a setback when, as Mattingly said, “he felt it grab.”  If the “it” is anything but his hand, I understand why there might be an issue.

Jose Fernandez – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.06.  Jo-Fer, however, didn’t look locked in.  He looked iffy as all get-out.  I don’t think anyone’s that dopey, but this might be a buy low opportunity.

James McCann – Hit the DL and was seen around the clubhouse in a boot.  Apparently, his foot didn’t pay its parking tickets.

Justin Upton – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Is it already time for his month of explosive offense?  Well, that means May is gonna be ugly.

Anibal Sanchez – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  Anibal needed this victory after losing her court battle to use a Georgian woman’s restroom.

Ian Kinsler – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .370.  Look at Kinsler hitting long balls like an 80-year-old strumpet.

J.D. Martinez – 4-for-5, 2 RBIs, hitting .440.  Gonna be a glorious time to own Just Dong if he’s hitting this well in the cold weather.

Juan Nicasio – 3 IP, 4 ER at Detroit.  After the game, Nicasio went in to see his pitching coach extraordinaire, Ray Searage, and Ray said, “Interleague was a construct of a white devil that wore a toupee.  No, Trump’s hair is real.  I mean, Bud Selig.”

Francisco Liriano – Won’t start today due to hamstring discomfort.  Instead the Pirates will be singing to the Tigers, “We know it’s not much, but it’s the best we can do.  Our gift to you is Vogelsong.  And this game’s for you.”

Starling Marte – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  It’s a Marte party!

Adam Jones – Didn’t start again.  For all of you Jones owners, I’d be hoping for him to return soon, because now a backdated DL stint is off the table too.  Or on the table with a coaster.

Mark Trumbo – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Boing, Trumboner!

J.J. Hardy – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homers.  Hmm, I might’ve played the boing card too early.  Honestly, seriously, awkwardly sentence intro-ly, Hardy hasn’t been hot in about three years.  You can cyclops him, but I’d want to see more before picking him up, though two homers in a game usually does go a far way to saying a guy is seeing the ball well.

Clay Buchholz – 5 IP, 5 ER.  He’s now given up five earned runs in back-to-back games.  After I’ve started him the last two times, I better not hear something like he’s been pitching with a dead arm.  Don’t give me the dead arm excuse, Butthurtz!  Lather your arm up with some suntan lotion and start throwing your Coppertone’d cutter!  Of course, I only own him in a league where there’s no waivers and I can’t drop him.  In all other leagues, I’d challenge myself to look elsewhere.

David Ortiz – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Now he’s just padding his every-Red-Sox-fan-insists-Ortiz-is-a-first-ballot-Hall-of-Famer resume.

Darin Ruf – Out with a sore shoulder.  Ruf, heal, good boy.

Robbie Erlin – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. Charlie Morton – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks.  “Dad, thanks so much for taking me to see the Philly game.  This will be something I remember from now until the day I’m pretending to take you to Foxwoods and instead dropping you off at the old age home.”  *watches Erlin vs. Morton and the Phils and Padres offenses for six innings*  “Dad, I prefer football.”

Josh Phegley – 0-for-4 as he batted 2nd for the A’s.  ‘Gosh Phlegmy’ would seem to fit more appropriately with Semien and Reddick.

Billy Burns – 2-for-3, 2 runs and two steals (2, 3).  Burns got himself in the lineup when he showed up at the park rocking a Rachel Dolezal afro, calling himself Loco Crisp.

Marcus Semien – 2-for-3 and his 2nd and 3rd homers.  A double shot of Semien, one for each of your eyes!

Kendall Graveman – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Graveman beating the Angels sounds like a Marvel comic.  Treat those demons just like Pam, but, damn, Gina.

Sean Doolittle – 1 IP, 2 ER and his 1st blown save as he gave up the game-winning homer to Geovany Soto.  Nothing says uh-oh like giving up a homer to Geovany Soto.  Madson also looked poor (1 IP,  2 ER), so John Axford would be the guy I’d look at you, save vultures, though I don’t think Doolittle’s done unless he’s hurt.

Jeff Samardzija – 8 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks in Coors.  Sonavabench!

Buster Posey – Sat out yesterday in Coors as his fill-in, Trevor Brown hit 2 HRs.  The owner of Posey, seeing Brown’s big day suddenly became Stan Gable, “That’s my Pi!”

Hunter Pence – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  The Gangly Manbird must feel right at home a mile high, thankfully he didn’t make a giant nest in the batter’s box with saliva and broken bats.

Angel Pagan – 3-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .379 as he bats 7th.  Hard to say hot schmotato when a guy is in Coors, but he was hitting well coming into this series and Span and Panik don’t look right at the top of the order.  Wouldn’t be surprised if Pagan moves up if he keeps hitting.

Adrian Beltre – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Surprised more catchers don’t call for the pitch, then quickly tap Beltre’s head.

Derek Holland – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.31.  Holland left the M’s swinging like a bunch of windmills.  He gets the O’s next and that’s a much more well-rounded (lettered) team.

Kris Medlen – 5 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks vs. Mike Fiers – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks.  This was a battle of “Do I really want to own either of these guys?  And, if I do own them, can I really start them?”

Jhoulys Chacin – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks vs. Gio Gonzalez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Damn, was Ray Searage a guest judge yesterday in Washington?  “Sanjaya Chacin, let me hear that again while you hold the cutter a little tighter.”  That’s Ray Searage judging.  If you streamed Yo-leash, I’d let him go.  Gio, on the other hand, has a solid next start, according to the Stream-o-Nator, and I’d give him a whirl.

Adonis Garcia – 2-for-4, hitting .348.  Hot schmotato alert!

Patrick Corbin – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 1 K, ERA down to 3.46.  Of course, that’s a small sample size — that’s what she said! — but that’s the ERA I’d expect from him at the end of the year.  Plus/minus .03.  How’s that for pinpoint accuracy?  Like a (fantasy) baller!

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Au shizz!

Jake Lamb – 2-for-3, hitting .320.  All he does is hit!  And baah.

Nick Ahmed – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  He was in last week’s Buy.  You know, way back last Friday.  That would be irrelevant now that people have a full four days of at-bats since then.  You know, 12 at-bats makes all the difference.

Scott Van Slyke – Hit the DL with lower back irritation.  He said the pain was coming from right above his tramp stamp.

Howie Kendrick – 1-for-4, 1 run as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Howie like me now!” then kicked Bill from Accounting in the testicles.

Yasmani Grandal – 0-for-1, 1 RBI as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Roshambo!  Who’s up next?!” then Kevin gingerly placed his foot on the fallen Bill’s chest.

Kenta Maeda – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  I’ll tell ya what, Cousin Lurchbreath, I’m still not sure if I trust Maeda or if this will be a case of another Asian pitcher fresh off the bloat, but he’s looking good so far.  Diamondbacks had no chance for the first six innings.

Corey Kluber – 7 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.85.  I think I finally understand why everyone that owned Kluber last year didn’t want him this year.  A home run to Logan Forsythe?!  Really, Kluber?   Don’t throw frustrating Quality Starts, you schmohawk!

Francisco Lindor – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .368.  I might’ve answered too many team-related questions because the first thing I think of saying with Lindor is Adam Lind or who?  Who else are you asking about?

Evan Longoria – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Since I own him, I’d totally take the never-gets-hot-but-hits-25-homers-type season.  Who am I kidding, I’d take 22 homers.

Matt Moore – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners (1 BB), 5 Ks, ERA at 3.00.  I might’ve been too dismissive of him this preseason.  When I look at his walk rate and velocity uptick, it’s a solid sign that Moore might finally be back to that pitcher that had a 3.29 ERA in 2013 in 150 1/3 IP.  Maybe even better if he has wrangled his control.  He’s still only 26 years old, and I’m buying in mixed leagues.

Alex Cobb – Threw off the mound for first time since Tommy John surgery.  He made 20 throws and said it was a “pretty big day.”  Sounds a bit like my Saturday when I make 20 throws to Ted and then watch TV.  Never considered that a big day before, but will now.

Aaron Sanchez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.38.  At the eleventh hour, I started Sanchez yesterday vs. the Yankees, then I decided to torture myself by watching the game.  The entire game felt like he was one pitch away from this going sideways — and I wasn’t drinking no effin’ Merlot!  He tried to pickoff Brian McCann (who hit his 2nd homer and left with a bruised foot) not because McCann is any threat to steal a base, but it looked like Sanchez was scared to pitch.  His xFIP for the game doesn’t even tell the whole story.  It was two hours of touch ‘n go as Jeffrey Jones liked to play.  Looking at the glass is half full?  Sanchez showed more mettle than Johnny Five.

Masahiro Tanaka – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Since I watched this game, I also watched more of Tanaka than I had seen in a while.  From inning to inning, he varied anywhere from excellent to awful.  His grip on pitching is very tendonuous.

 
  1. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    12 teamer with OPS, K’s, BB’s, net steals over steals.
    C ramos
    C hundley
    1B rizzo
    2B murphy
    3B son of donald
    SS semien
    CI pujols
    MI panik
    LF upton
    CF marte
    RF reddick
    OF delino
    util polanco
    BN villar
    DL kendrick
    gotta drop somebody to make a pitching move, one of villar/kendrick/panik, OPS rater says an easy villar drop, but then i’d have no 3B/SS backups.

    2. or drop which two of them and grab diaz?

  2. John says:
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    Would you start Sanchez in his next outing? At BOS if I’m not mistaken

    • Baby Kardashian says:
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      @John: heck yeah…no balls no glory

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Depends on league size

      • John says:
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        @Grey:

        10 teams. Roto 5 x 5

  3. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    16 teamer with holds. it appears kelley is being shifted around (for the low K treinen no less), rather than 8th inning straight up as he was listed before. most of these guys around in this league aren’t 8th inning guys like brach, tazawa, diekman, salas, duke, caminero, cedeno,mcallister but also ones that are in blazek, maurer, reed, and hudson (who may have the 8th inning now). who you going with? already have rondon and jeffress for saves and diaz as the crappy 8th inning guy with saves chances later, along with siegrist and kelley.

  4. Giant Gigantes says:
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    Catcher questions!
    One league currently without a catcher using spot to stream other positions. Good idea?
    And other league Vogt, Ramos, Cervelli?
    Thanks!

  5. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Gr8 work!

    a) Trumbomb!

    b) Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (April 13)

    Horatio: ‘So the question becomes, Alex, was the mob sent to draw us to the crime scene (queue the sunglasses) or sent to destroy it?’

    c) In a 12-team RCL, for April 13 ONLY!!!

    1. Start Holt Bos (Jimenez) over Kipnis @TB (Smyly)?

    2. Start 5 OF and 1 (F)Utility Bat from this mess.
    OF Gordon @Hou (Feldman)
    OF Fowler Cin (Simon)
    OF Span SF @Col (Lyles)
    OF Rasmus Hou KC (Ventura)
    OF Pagan SF @Col (Lyles)
    Ut Sano Min CWS (Rodon)
    OF McCutchen Pit Det (Greene)

    3. My take is as follows:
    2B
    Holt
    OF
    Span, Pagan, Rasmus, Sano (All 4 must-starts: Span and Pagan b/c of the Coors effect, Rasmus is uber hot and Sano finally gets to face a lefty), Fowler and Gordon.
    Bench
    McCutchen and Kipnis

    McCutchen batting 2nd has seen a lot of ABs. Unfortch I’d rather he hit 3rd or lower now.

    4. Your take?

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • G.A. says:
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      @Ante GALIC:Oh I’ll give you my take…

      -G.A.

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Start Rasmus over McCutch? That’s crazy talk.

      • @Fungazi: I bet someone’s Mom sent them extra dessert down in the basement…congrats!

        • Fungazi says:
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          @Wake Up: Got dessert for days n days, fruitcake

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Nice! 1. Sure 2. Have you checked Hitter-Tron? 3. That makes sense

  6. Ross Watson says:
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    Always makes my day to read a quote from an Alpha Beta.

  7. Was that a Naughty by Nature reference or da cliché? Then the white devil in the white toupee, Bud Selig
    Jesus H Montero Gracious is walk-in on the old man’s lawn. If you don’t watch yo Step Grey your going to have Rob Halford on your ASS. Who would you rather be in the Sauna with Manfred or Halford. I will take Halford despite of Pujols religious beliefs. Anyway is Shane Green cat going tomorrow. I need some confirmation on whether you would consider him anything more than a streamer

  8. Tokyofantasy says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Great write up again. Glad baseball season is back!

    Frustrated with slow starts of OFs and made some changes. 11er OBP SLG roto.

    Dropped:
    Ozuna & Khris
    Added:
    Colby Rasmus & Span (stream for @COL)

    Thinking about stashing Trea Turner after [email protected] Good move or should I bring back any of the original OFs? Pedro Álvarez is on the wire too.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tokyofantasy: Thanks! Too early for Turner, bring back Ozuna

  9. Robert says:
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    Hello,
    5×5 league 10 team league
    1b:Goldy 2b:Odor SS: Story Mi: Andrus 3rd: Bryant, CI: Seager Out; Braun, Kemp, Deshields, J.D. Martinez, Polanco Utl. Joc Pederson
    Pit: Sale, Harvey, Corbin, Smyly, Nola, Walker, Severino, McGee, Vizcaino.
    Bench: Yordano Ventura, Michael Sano, Ian Kennedy
    I’m very light on saves Tolleson was dropped as is nobody has picked up Phillies new closer Gomez.
    Who should I drop I’m thinking Kennedy, pick up Tolleson.
    Also, Billy Burns was recently dropped Domingo Santana is also there. I could substitute for Ulitity spot, drop either for Joc Pederson. I would love to get rid /trade Michael Sano, but I can’t drop him. My team so far is dominating in RBi and Hrs so the combo of Burns and Deshields could be awesome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Robert: Kennedy…Hold Pederson

  10. PancakeMaker says:
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    Would you pick up Tyler Thornburg for K’s/holds/possible closer-to-be in a 16 team rotisserie? I’m running middle of the pack in both categories and could use the arm; Salas, Albers, Phelps are my next best options.

      • PancakeMaker says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, slim pickings out there to start the season.

  11. JohnnySquid says:
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    I started Sanchez too and felt the same way….but take that SON! I shall brag about my SON conquests when I am correct and hide in my bedroom with my thumb in my mouth when I’m wrong!

  12. Leo says:
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    H2H point leauge. Scoring rules are below.

    1. K = 1 pts
    2. Hold = 5 pts
    3. Walk and Hit allowed = -1 pts each

    Deciding to grab a RP. Should I get Brad Brach or Oh?

  13. Timmah says:
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    Another tasty write up thank you! Couple q’s for my 10 team H2H points league:

    1- Span, Mazara, Grichuk, or Yelich for OF3 spot?
    2- T Walker, Nola, J Ross pick 2 of 3
    3- Segura or Holt for 2B?
    4- Cervelli or Perez for C?

    Thanks as always kind sir :-)

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Timmah: 1. Not Grichuk…2. Walker, Nola…3. Segura…4. Perez

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Timmah: Sorry misread the first one…1. Yelich

    • Baby Kardashian says:
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      @Timmah: yelich
      Walker/ross
      Segura
      Cervelli

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Timmah: Agree with F on 1st three, 4. Carlos Perez?

      • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: I was thinking Sal when i read it

        • Timmah says:
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          @Jef WiTh 1 F: yep Sal :-) you guys are awesome as always thanks!!

  14. JakeTPE says:
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    Grey-Five is alive! Hello, sir. ICYMI Gregerson got some work in in the 9th in a game the Astros were trailing, 3-2. I guess it’s still a high-leverage situation (if I understand what baseball folks mean by “high-leverage”) but not a traditional spot for a closer either. He had a wild pitch but wasn’t scored on. Probably no big deal, but Giles watchers/holders be aware!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: Seems optimistic for Giles owners

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Grey Thanks. I’m trying not to be too negative about my fantasy team all the time.

  15. Connor says:
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    Would you use a number one waiver on Freeman and drop Duda? Thanks!

    • Quimmy says:
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      @Connor: 4 man league? Yes, grab Freeman.

    • Baby Kardashian says:
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      @Connor: keep both

  16. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    I am sad I have no Syndergaard shares anywhere. I am more sad that the Blue Jays traded this flaxen-haired Norse prince for RA Dickey. This is literally like trading lightning for a rusty penlight.

    Addison Russell dropped in my league; I have #1 waiver priority right now. (And a middle infield of Zobrist/Correa.) Worth burning my #1 spot to pick Russell up? Could drop one of AJ Reed or Chris Carter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Baron Von Vulturewins: HA, but it’s a rusty penlight that works on solar energy and will prolly work as long as there’s sun

      Meh, you’re gonna play a 8 hole hitter over Zobrist? It’s okay, and if you are, I’d lose Zobrist then

  17. RicoSuave says:
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    Great Work Grey!

    14 team H2H points league…

    I have K. Marte as my SS, do you think I should drop him for Ahmed or Semien?

    Thanks!

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @RicoSuave: Semien

      • FrankGrimes! says:
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        @Jef WiTh 1 F:
        unless he gets negative points for errors haha

        • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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          @FrankGrimes!: Or for shooting blanks

  18. Chris says:
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    5×5 OBP League.

    Starting OF is Marte/DeShields/Joc but I have Domingo Santana, Parra and Trumbo in reserve.

    I have two “closers”, Ramos and Perkins. Polanco owner is desperate for SV, so I think I can get him for Joc + Ramos or maybe Joc + Perkins. I have Dyson/Lowe hoping one of them takes the job, but if I can get Polanco I gotta take the risk with SV, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Yes, take Polanco, not even sure I understand the risk

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey:

        Risk of finishing last in Saves for the season… And now I lost Perkins. D’Oh!

  19. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Would you drop Madson for Jeanmar Gomez

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: If you need saves i would…Not that you’ll get too many from Gomez but at least hes closing.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Jef WiTh 1 F I have Tolleson k rod Wade Davis Madson and Siegrist with Boxberger and Carson smith on DL

        • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: Yeah i would take him over Madson

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            Jef WiTh 1 F: Gomez would only be a fill in until Boxberger come off the DL. Who would you rather have. Pillar or Trumbo

            • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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              @Scott Kimmel: Power trumbo…Pillar better for AVG., SB…depends on Needs

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                Jef,

                For speed I have altuve, Correa, Cain and marte. For power I have Ortiz, Donaldson, Trout, Moose, Encarnacion to name a few

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: over siegrist if you want saves , madson already has been splitting saves with doolittle and now doolittle is getting lit. don’t drop madson.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Grey

        I am confused. You agree with F in dropping madson for Jeannmar GOmez. and what about the Pillar or Trumbo?

        • Scott Kimmel says:
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          Grey someone picked up Trumbo so it’s a moot point now. SHould I stand pat with madson or get the “closer” in Philly?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Jeanmar

            • Scott Kimmel says:
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              until boxberger comes back then drop gomez? for right now my bullpen is Tolleson, K-Rod, Wade Davis, Madson and Siegrist with Carson Smith and Boxebrger on the DL

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                Grey

                Is it time to drop Mike Leake and bring up someone like a Snell?

                • Scott Kimmel says:
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                  Grey,

                  Would you drop Leake for someone like:

                  V. Velasquez – PHI
                  R. Stripling – LAD
                  J. Hellickson – PHI
                  D. Holland – TEX
                  J. Eickhoff: PHI
                  A. Conley – MIA

                  What I was thinking was this. Drop Leake, Bring up a minor leaguer, put him on the NA list and pick up another pitcher. Who if any on this list should I go get? Thanks in advance Grey

  20. Nelson says:
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    Kendrick or Lawrie?

  21. Cohen says:
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    Grey, Michael Taylor or Domingo?

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Cohen: Domingo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cohen: Agree with F

  22. JoeG414 says:
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    Eickhoff vs Padres today ?

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @JoeG414: yeppers.

  23. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Great write up! Fingers crossed I’ll be able to unload T-Ross for Maeda today.

    Lots of good hitting matchups today and unfortunately have to sit one. Who would you sit out of: JUpton @ pit (Vogelsong spot start); Votto @ chc (lackey), springer v KC (Ventura), Joc v are (de la rosa). Tron doesn’t have juptons matchup updated (still says Liriano), but seems like tron thinks sit Joc.

    Thanks!

  24. 9thwomanreader says:
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    So is Juan droppable? or give him one more start?

  25. Five-On-One says:
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    Buxton just dropped in my league (5×5 12-teamer). Realize they are very different players, but prefer Buxton, Headley, Aoki, Cashner or Axford as a bench stash?

  26. Eric says:
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    Rank order: Velasquez, Gio, Finnegan

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Eric: Your order looks right

      • Eric says:
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        @Jef WiTh 1 F:

        Thanks. Where would Kennedy fit in?

    • Grey

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      @Eric: Agree with F

  27. Ron says:
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    Is Moore going to be any better than Odorizzi, Matz, Quintana or Rodon?

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Ron: Maybe Quintana but not the other three

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ron: Maybe, but not as of now

  28. I'mgettingsomeHeadley says:
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    Grey, your posts start my day off well with a cup of joe. Life is good.
    This is more of a strategy question. How soon should we address SGP? The two categories I’m falling behind in are the two sagnof ones. I lost Giles and Krod is off to a slow start. I picked up Gregerson and Viz. Just have to wait there. I did pick up Mallex and C. Hernandez is out there for either Holt or Panik. Actually so is Scoot so I’m thinking I should go that way, Scoot and Caesar over Holt and Panik. Do you agree? Mallex would have to take Myers spot. Just do it so I don’t get to far behind in SGP’S? THANKS

  29. ryan says:
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    Yo Grey (or anyone else), would you make any of the following moves?
    1. Drop Aaron Sanchez, Corbin, or Smyly for Ross or Hendrick?
    2. Drop Segura or Deshields for Hazelbaker, Trumbo, or Mallex Smith?
    3. Drop W. Castillo for Cervelli? It’s an OBP league.

    I feel like grabbing a hot hand (like Segura) but my team is constructed well and simply sluggish.

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @ryan: 1. Hold…2. You could add Trumbo over Segura but that is more of a need move (meaning if you need power and don’t need the SS then id do it)…3. Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ryan: Agree with F

  30. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey, I own deGrom in a 12-teamer. How worried should I be? Should I be looking to quietly but forcefully sell? Do you think he’s someone that can survive with diminished velocity and still produce a top 20 SP season?

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @The JoGarza: I wouldn’t worry

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The JoGarza: It’s not an arm problem, so hopefully he’s fine

  31. Chicken Shack says:
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    Enjoyed the writing and recap today. Billy Burns recap is killing me.

  32. nightpandas says:
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    It’s time to play sell your prospects:

    Do you like either or both of these deals:

    15 team roto OBP/SLG/QS/ K/9 keep 11

    Give Mazara Velasquez get Salazar Jennings

    Give Mazara Arcia Velasquez get Blackmon Tex Buckholz

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @nightpandas: I like the Mazara side on both

      • Nightpandas says:
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        @Jef WiTh 1 F: option 3 would be give Braun and Velasquez for Salazar and Jennings

        • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Nightpandas: I dont really see what your gaining other than Salazar will pitch more innings than Velasquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nightpandas: Desmond Jennings? Why are you doing these trades? You need Salazar?

  33. knucks says:
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    Dirty puns aside, thank you for your advice on not dropping Semien for Diaz yesterday. He’s gotta get himself outta that 9 hole.

  34. Roger Podacter says:
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    Sat Upton yesterday over De-shizz because Upton has done nothing but strike out so far.. – SONOFABENCH!!

    That ump in the Jays game kept changing his strike zone. Not fair for Aaron “Dirty” Sanchez (or Mashoulderhurts Tanaka)

      • Roger Podacter says:
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        @Grey: and Delino hits one today! FFs

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh yeah!

  35. Brown L says:
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    Loving Marte and Polanco on my team, but what is Clint Hurdle thinking hitting them 4th and 6th?! He’s killing my runs like Immodium AD.
    To that end, how much should we worry about lineup placement at this point in the season? Right now, I don’t have any leadoff guys in my 12 team 6×6 OPS Roto league, and only J.Upton hitting in the two spot regularly (what was C.Seager doing hitting sixth yesterday?). I’d say my hitting is sexy like Alexandra Daddario in that one episode of True Detective, but I’m already falling behind in R’s. I’ve grabbed Hazelbaker, and Rickard is still out there. Would you approve benching Pujols until he heats up in the beginning of May and running out one of those leadoff Ludwick Surprises?
    Thanks, Grey et al.!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brown L: Haha…I would not bench Pujols

  36. Ohd says:
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    Drop romo or dyson for axford net saves/saves league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ohd: Romo

  37. TheTinDoor

    TheTinDoor says:
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    Nothing more frustrating than when your 3rd-round pick sits a day in Coors and his replacement goes yard twice…

    I had Syndergaard, Aaron Sanchez, and Matt Moore going yesterday. Somehow got 20 IP with 22 Ks, 1.35 ERA and 1.00 WHIP….and 0 Wins. Payback for Cueto’s 6 ER win over the weekend I guess but seriously??

    • knucks says:
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      @TheTinDoor: Had a similar night, but we changed to QS for this year. Not like its an advantage over my league mates, but it sure makes games a lot less stressful.

  38. Phil of the Future says:
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    Morning, G.
    May the gods bless Rodon tonight. Amen.

    P.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil of the Future: If he struggles vs. the Twins there’s gonna be a ton of drop Rodon questions tomorrow

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Reactionaries, G. What can you do?

      • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Hopefully in my leagues…ill be there to scoop him up

    • Moneyball says:
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      6 Inn, 0 ER, 6 K… bless the Father, the Mother, the Maiden, the Crone, the Warrior and the Smith.

      And the W-Sox even scored one whole run for him !!!

  39. Allan says:
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    Who should I sit/start

    Any trade you would recommend in pitching or bat upgrade?

    C-Realmuto
    1B-Tyler White
    2B-Carpenter
    3B-Sano
    SS-Crawford
    OF-Marte, Cruz, Betts
    Util-Mazara, Rasmus
    Bench- Morales, Travis Shaw, Anthony Rendon, Parra
    DL Devon Travis (might drop him if Degrom goes on DL)

    SP-Degrom, Salazar, Rodon, Lackey, Iwakuma, Hammel, Tillman
    RP-Melancon

    It is a Five player keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Allan: I’d go on daily matchups

      • Allan says:
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        @Grey: being offered in 200 waiver 5 keeper league. 5th after keeprs (10th) for my remaining 160 waiver money or Hosmer and Cruz for the rest of the money or belt and and 11th for cruz and 19th and all my waiver money. Not sure where to go picked up Mazara last night.

  40. Ohd says:
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    Sit Lindor vs smyly
    Khris Davis vs shoemaker
    Deshields vs tajuan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ohd: Davis

  41. Ohd says:
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    Drop Khris Davis for lamb,Brito, Adonis, b Phillips, trayce thompson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ohd: Lamb

  42. Chris says:
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    Which do you pick for a streamer today in a H2H points league:

    Jerad Eickhoff (11.7) v. SD (Rea) or

    Shane Greene (-10.3) @ Pitt. (Vogelsong)

    SON likes Eickhoff way better but I’m skeptical. What do you think?

    • Scott says:
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      @Chris: I’d take the guy facing San Diego.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Agree with Scott

  43. Scott says:
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    Sure am glad I held on to Gattis. Sure. am. glad.

  44. Scott says:
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    Gomez hopes the Phillies always play the Mets and Padres this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Not a ton of offense on a lot of NL teams

  45. Mickey Maloney says:
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    Johnny Five deserved an Oscar. “HEY laser lips, your mama was a snowblower!”

      • Mickey Maloney says:
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        @Grey: “Hey, Grienke, your mama was a pitching machine!”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Snap!

  46. Jason says:
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    Thanks for the gold quality post as always, Gray.

    Longtime follower of RB (4+ years), but I can not get through a quarter of your posts without the page locking up. Am I the only one with this issue, and how can it be fixed? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason: Thanks! I don’t have an issue on Chrome

    • Simply Fred

      simply fred says:
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      @Jason: join the crowd

    • L-Boogie says:
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      @Jason: yup. Chrome hates Razzball…or vice versa

  47. dickerson's jock...strap says:
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    conforto was just dropped do you like him over parra or cast going forward?

  48. Young Nastyman says:
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    Heyo, nice writeup!

    In and OBP roto league who should i keep: Mesaraco or Grandal?

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      @Young Nastyman: Only chiming in because I just dropped Meso for Grandal in my OBP h2h. Interested what Grey will say, but for a catcher scab, I like that Grandal has that power upside, but with a very high OBP league floor (assuming he stays healthy) thanks to his BB skills. Bonus is that when Grandal does well you have a built in cheer (yaaaaaaaaaaaas)

  49. Wacha Tobbacha says:
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    I drafted Vogt and stashed Grandal. I feel like they are the same guy-the pressure of the draft got to me.

    ROS 5×5 with OPS: SteVo or Grundle?

  50. Ray says:
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    Estrada or Kazmir ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ray: Bleh, Kaz

  51. Scott says:
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    Which of these closers is most likely to lose their job?
    Perkins
    Cishek
    Rodney

    • knucks says:
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      @Scott: Perkins to the DL

      • knucks says:
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        @knucks: Looks like Maurer over Quack at the moment. And Benoit is DTD with a shoulder thing. Zych has been used in some low leverage situations so far and given up runs. But he is their closer of the future. Just not sure when.

  52. Will says:
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    Should I keep Nicasio and see what happens. Or pick up Ozuna off of Waivers? My OFer’s are Stanton, Polonco, Eaton, Deshields, Souza Jr. with Segura, Schoop and Morales as other UTIL guys. We start 4 OF’s and 2 UTIL players.

    I don’t have a big need for Ozuna, but I think he will have a strong year hitting 2nd as long as Stanton stays healthy. Plus Bonds is there and might give him some of his “magic”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Will: You don’t need another OF right now

    • Will says:
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      @Will: what about Nicasio for May with Perkins on the DL? I have Dyson and Andrew Miller as RP’s, so I don’t really get any saves right now.

  53. Wilsonian says:
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    Segura or Semien?

    Carter or Piscotty?

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

  54. 2qbn says:
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    I currently have Schoop at 2B and love his dong potential, but what the bleep is Brandon Phillips doing? He’s available and playing well. Schmotato?

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @2qbn: Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @2qbn: Agree with F

  55. Pousse-Pousse says:
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    Used my #1 waiver priority to pick up Sano in a 10-team standard ESPN (Champions!!!) league. No brainier, right? He looks a little iffy so far.

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Pousse-Pousse: Looks iffy but its early and the upside alone is worth the claim

  56. OaktownSteve says:
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    Was at the game last night. Semien’s HRs were bombs. Loud. Love seeing that.

    I agree Axford is a good spec right now. Grabbed him in RCL.

    Graveman looked ok. A lot more hard contact this time out than his last. Worked out of a couple jams. The slider/cutter is turning in to a good pitch for him. Nothing more than a streamer or a deep league guy tho.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Good stuff! When do we see Semien move up in the order? I mean, Phegley?

    • dubjay says:
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      @OaktownSteve:
      Sorry to hijack this, but do you like Axford as a better hedge than Madson Steve?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @dubjay:

        It’s a tough call. I grabbed Axford because Madson was taken. But I think if there’s going to be a Doolittle demotion, they might want to go with the guy who has the longest track record of closing. I could see them continuing to want to use Madson as their high leverage guy to get key outs and going with traditional 9th inning guy in Axford.

        So still think first shot after Doolittle is Madson but may 60% confidence level.

        At some point Dull could get into the conversation.

        • dubjay says:
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          @OaktownSteve:
          Cool. Thanks for your input.

  57. Roger Podacter says:
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    Who do you like Streaming tmrw?

    Kennedy @ Houston
    Latos @ Minnesota
    Pomeranz @ Philly

  58. Jvanslyke says:
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    I remember looking at my number SP options on draft night and having the choice of Kluber or Syndegard. I’m 99% sure that you were the only expert with Syndegard over Kluber. It’s still early but thank you for that!

    Streamonator HATES Rodon this week. Are you starting him???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jvanslyke: No problem…. I’m starting Rodon

  59. Jonathan A says:
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    Castellanos or Lamb?

  60. dickerson's jock...strap says:
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    If/when gattis gains catcher eligibility, do you see him as an Add in 10team OPS roto? is he worth holding as a bench bat until then?

  61. Harrison Ford in Air Force One says:
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    Loved the Gangly Man Bird bit about saliva and broken bats haha. Great stuff

  62. Derrick says:
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    Charlie Blackmon just dropped in our 12 team league.

    Must add, right? Drop DeShields for him? I really have no one else I can drop.

  63. Lonestar3 says:
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    Is now the time to make a move on Trea Turner? Got Schoop in there as my 2B

  64. TOGMAN says:
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    Someone dropped Samardzija who should I drop to claim? 12 team H2H 6×6 OPS QS

    A. Russell(bench bat), R. Hill, J. Nicasio, E. Santana?

  65. Nico says:
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    Grey! Thoughts on RA Weenie? He surprises us every few years, but I know it’s still early. I’m looking to pick up him or Moore.

  66. Mikey Boy324 says:
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    Grey would you drop Castillo for Darnaud?

  67. Wilson says:
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    hi Grey, i started Buch yesterday because of you.
    Never mind, i still trust you.

    Lackey vs CIN Simon $17.3
    Smyly vs CLE Carrasco $15.7
    Wood vs ARI LaRosa $14.9
    Walker vs TEX Griffin $14

    who will you start? all of them or?

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Wilson: I wouldn’t start Wood

      • Wilson says:
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        @Grey:
        Ventura vs HOU Feldman $7.3

        Start Ventura, Smyly, or Wlaker? Pick two. Thanks

  68. the swinging says:
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    Heading out to the mets game in a few. Got pretty good seats, anything you want me to yell in Giancarlo’s general direction?

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @the swinging: Duck!!!….right before he swings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @the swinging: Can you sign my butt so I can get it tattooed? Too much to yell?

      • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Ha Nice

  69. Marc G. says:
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    Trumbosis: Condition of a player you will either hit 30 homers or suck like there’s no tomorrow. No in-between.

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      Dah, you beat me to it, my boss came in for a chat while I was mid-post, haha. That’s funny Deadspin went there though, good stuff.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!: Makes sense why he suddenly started hitting homers again

  70. bbboston says:
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    Grey,

    Instead of Axford, could it be Hendricks?

  71. bbboston says:
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    Grey,

    On another note, what do you think of Cody Anderson and Shane Greene? THANKS!

    • Cram It says:
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      @bbboston: Neither are very good looking. Greene’s slightly more handsome, so if you’re choosing one for you wingman, I’d go with Cody.

      • @Cram It: Agree with Cram…much less likely to strikeout with Cody as well…

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Haha. We have the same taste in men!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  72. Nature boy says:
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    Drop K. Marte for J. Villar or A. Diaz?

    • Nature boy says:
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      OBP league

  73. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h

    Pedroia v. BAL (jimenez) or Schoop @ BOS (kelly)?

    Segura @ LAD (wood) or Russell v. CIN (simon)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bobbo: Schoop…Segura

  74. FrankGrimes! says:
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    Looks like they going to baby J-Fer
    he was taken out after five.
    He had just struck out four in a row
    and was finally in a groove.

    • Jef WiTh 1 F says:
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      @FrankGrimes!: He was at about 90 pitches or just over when they pulled him…and it wasnt an easy 90

  75. Gentle Deer says:
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    I got choices yo! Who should occupy my 5th starter spot? Chen, Sanchez or Nicasio or shall I just stream????

  76. Kyle Colonna says:
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    I have an extra batter, in a K per 9 and OBP league would you drop one of the following: Schoop, Starlin Castro, Eugenio, Parra

    for

    Hazelbaker, Pagan, or stream a pitcher?

    Pitchers I own: Fernandez, Salazar, Pineda, Walker, Odorizzi, Hammel, and Chen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kyle Colonna: How many MIs do you have? Lose Schoop for a pitcher

  77. Joe Shmoe says:
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    I know its early, I know. But Russell Martin at 2 for 24? Nick Hundley is available…sooo tempting.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Joe Shmoe: Frankencatcher!

  78. Chris says:
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    Neil Walker or Joe Panik in a H2H pts league?

  79. Ric Flair - WoOoOoO says:
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    Won the Trevor Story sweepstakes in a 12T H2H mixed league, looking to get some value for Starling Darling now since he’s only at UTIL for me. Thoughts on Castro/F Rodney for Aaron Sanchez/AJ Ramos?

    • Gentle Deer says:
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      @Ric Flair – WoOoOoO: I would be looking to sell high on Story. I’m no expert, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

      • Ric Flair - WoOoOoO says:
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        @Gentle Deer: I’ll tell you the holiday inn element gives me more confidence there. There’s no doubt he’s gonna come back to earth, but idk I still think Story can be a Top 50 player rest of the way, so I’m not sure how high I’d be selling anyways.

  80. Dan says:
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    If you had to pick one player to start today…

    Billy Burns vs Shoemaker (assuming he actually plays)
    Trumbo vs Joe Kelly
    Pillar vs Pineda
    Nomar Mazara vs Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: Trumbo

  81. Which of these SS would you drop?

    Desmond, Story, Suarez?

  82. MattTruss

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    I wouldn’t put much stock in Hardy’s game. His two HRs combined traveled less distance than Trumbo’s blast that still hasn’t landed. Both his dongs snuck right around “Pesky Pole”. They actually check in as the two shortest HRs so far this season at 327 and 339 feet. I think 339 is generous too. Both were also in the bottom 3 for speed off the bat. He luckboxed into two HRs that wouldn’t have been out most anywhere else. In other words, nothing to see here.

  83. GoodWood says:
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    Is it time to dump Ian Desmond for some Semien at SS? or A. Diaz?
    Thanks!

    • Devil in a New Dress says:
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      @GoodWood:

      Semien for sure

  84. Reid says:
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    I’ve noticed that Josh Reddick hasn’t been mentioned much on here recently. Is he on the blacklist of fantasy baseball or is he useful? Does he play as part of a platoon? Add over Domingo or DeShields?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Reid: He is what he is. Probably same tier as Domingo right now without the upside. Over DeShields if you prefer the pop over speed.

    • MattTruss

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      I’d add him over Domingo. I like Reddick a lot this year and ended up with him everywhere since he was going for so cheap. He’s a good source of all categories, at least won’t kill you anywhere. Hits cleanup, not platooning. I don’t know what’s not to like about him really. As a 5th OF, you could do worse.

      • RotoLance

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        @MattTruss: Reddick is a Steamer projections darling. 78th on ROS projections, that’s hitters and pitchers. Wow.

        • MattTruss

          MattTruss says:
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          Yup…I like a guy in the 4 hole that plays everyday going around pick 180. Maybe it’s the DFS side of me that craves ABs, but that’s prime position for counting stats.

      • Cram It says:
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        @MattTruss: I’m still reeling from that 2013 season he saddled my offense with.

        • MattTruss

          MattTruss says:
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          Understandable, but he went 20/10 last year with a decent average. Domingo might go 25/10 and hit .220.

          • Coolwhip

            Todd25 says:
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            @MattTruss: One thing to keep in mind about Reddick is that he has big split gap vs lefties. last year .222/.291 vs LHP, .289/.347 vs RHP

          • Cram It says:
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            @MattTruss: Ya, that was last year. He’s played 2 full seasons in his career. That he plays a full season and gets to 20/10 doesn’t feel like a safe bet to me. Believe me, as someone with a couple of Reddick stocks, I’m championing a 20+/.270 season. But my confidence level in a full season of 5 cat contribution is low.

            • Reid says:
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              @Grey: @Cram It: Thanks guys. It’s just tempting because I always see him in the box score, yet he’s always a FA. Haha!! Tempting to add over Domingo, but we’ll see. With Correa, Marte, Polanco, Frazier to go with Just Dong/Donaldson/Belt/Schoop do I need the speed of DeShields or can I roll with Reddick as my 5th OF and Domingo as my 4th?

              • Grey

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                Looks like you could use the speed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Reid: Agree with Cram

  85. Riptide says:
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    @Grey

    Maybe I’m going out on a limb here, but I think Kris Medlen could be a serviceable pitcher this year, and quite likely could be a plus-pitcher. His numbers in 2012 were very very nice, with a WHIP around 0.93. He’s of course has his elbow rebuilt twice, but now he’s closer to the center of the rubber and is throwing across his body less. I’m trumpeting him as a pitcher that finishes with 150+ innings, a sub-3.65 ERA, a sub 1.2 WHIP and around 6.5 K/9. That’s more than usable in 12-team mixed leagues. Your feelings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Riptide: That doesn’t sound impossible, not exactly exciting for 12 team mixed leagues, but not impossible

  86. Ky guy says:
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    Braun or Kluber???

    • Ky guy says:
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      @Ky guy: Or Blackmon

  87. Charlie says:
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    6×5 including obp keeper league. Thinking about offering Heyward for JoFer. Do it or hang tight? Below are my outfielders and pitchers.

    of – Trout, Stanton, Heyward, Mazara, Myers, Belt, Souza, DeShields, Buxton
    sp – Liriano, Leake, Taijuan, Ventura, Scherzer, Gausman, Darvish, Berrios

    Thanks!

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Charlie: no, Why? Your pitching is fine

      • Charlie says:
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        @Grey:

        Grey, was your comment in reference to my question, therefore I should trade Heyward for JoFer? Or was your comment in reference to By Felicia’s comment therefore I shouldn’t trade Heyward for JoFer? Haha, sorry for the confusion. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They were ranked within a round of each other, it’s fair

          • Charlie says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks!

  88. RotoLance

    RotoLance says:
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    Does anyone know if Eugenio Suarez is expected to stay in the lineup the entire year? Assuming he hits does he stay there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RotoLance: If he hits, yeah… Wouldn’t be surprised if that stopped though

    • BigRedLatrine says:
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      @RotoLance: I’d be shocked if he doesn’t stick there, coming from a Reds homer.

  89. Jogon says:
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    Keeper league, I have Kershaw, F. Hernandez, D. Keuchel, Stroman, R.Iglesias and G.Gonzalez.

    I also have Nola.

    K.Davis dropped and my LF are Aoki and Piscotty.

    Worth a pick by dropping Nola ?

  90. Hot Rod

    Jimmy Bond says:
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    Being offered AJ Reed for my Story…good sell high, or not enough for him?

    • knucks says:
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      @Jimmy Bond: Depends on your league. Is this Keeper? If not than this makes no sense cause we have no idea when Reed will be up.

    • Hot Rod

      Jimmy Bond says:
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      @Jimmy Bond: yes keeper league. Thx grey

  91. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Who would you rather have? Pillar or Trumbo

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: power trumbo, speed Pillar

  92. Marcus says:
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    Hey Grey old chap,

    Less Story trade questions than I imagined. I drafted him and last night 3 ks, was shopping for top 10 sp cause I thought i could reach but my league seems to not be interested in a buy high. You think Story for Ross or Stroman is still good? I have Starlin as my backup ss. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Marcus: I’d aim higher, but Stroman is fair

  93. Glenn says:
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    Would you drop Travis D’Arnaud for any of the following…

    J.T. Realmuto
    Montero
    Grandal
    Cervelli

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Glenn: Nope

  94. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Still debating on Lucas Duda v. Carlos Santana – The entire Mets offense is killing my spirit… comfort me and tell me it’ll get better

  95. knucks says:
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    Picked up Trevor May overnight through FAAB waivers ($0). Feeling pretty good about that speculative add now. Just need Jepsen to drop the ball once or twice this week and hopefully May can grab the role and never give it back.

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Left Posterior Shoulder Strain is the reason for the Perkins DL by the way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Agreed, just tried to add May, he was gone in my leagues

  96. Jon says:
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    Add May or Jepsen over Strickland or Dyson?

    • knucks says:
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      @Jon: Jepsen will get first crack so add him if he is available over Strickland. As Dyson looks like he may get a look before Strickland.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Jepsen over Strickland

  97. Joe says:
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    Would you drop anyone to pick up Moore? 12-team H2H 5×5 redraft.

    Team 1: C – Ramos, 1B – Abreu, 2B – Odor, SS – Machado, 3B – Frazier, OF – Martinez, Heyward, Belt, Util – DeShields, Bench – Pederson, T.White SP – Carrasco, Richards, Corbin, J-Zim, Smyly, Wood, Velasquez, Gausman (DL); RP – Chapman (susp), Rondon, Cishek, Rodney.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joe: Wood

  98. J says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Lose one for Jepsen/May?

    Vizcaiano, Colome, Rodney

    Thanks!

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @J: dropping a closer for a potential closer makes no sense but whatevs

  99. Who Cares says:
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    Looking to trade Story in my 12 man dynasty points league for a SP, what should his approximate value be?

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Who Cares: Carlton Fisk

        • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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          @Grey: And I want a catcher that will love me

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Good luck with that one, MRS. F

            • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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              @Grey: I thought it was Conger, but he’s so constricting – a little too S&M for my taste.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                You’re thinking of Piazza

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Who Cares: Stroman Tier/Top 30-40 ish

  100. Ben says:
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    20 team Dyanasty….

    I get AJ Reed, I give up Benintendi and Edison Volquez.

    I’m overflowing with OF depth already with Mazara, Brinson, Zimmer, Williams, Robles, Phillips, and Bell, so I can afford to give up Benintendi, but his SSS leaves a lot to dream on, and each passing day makes him see more and more legit. But still…I should be realistic and go with Reed, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ben: Works for me

  101. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    What up Grey! Put on your points league hat for a moment. I know you’ve got one tucked in the back of your closet. Dust it off and throw that baby on. League is heavy in points for pitching. Last year Machado scored 486 points and Greinke scored 808. Pick a side: Greinke and Moustakas for Machado and Berrios.

      • malamoney

        malamoney says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I agree. Now I have to see if he’ll go for it…

  102. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    Do you like Matt Holliday or Pillar better ROS

  103. Los Putos says:
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    Semien,

    Busted two nuts inside your eyes, to show you where he comes from.

    RIP

  104. Scooter G says:
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    10 team 5×5 obp

    Which side wins?

    J altuve and c rasmus or Dozier k davis, and c-mart?

    Thanks Grey!

  105. Steve says:
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    Pomerantz or Stripling? Streamers only or some sneaky value at the end of the bench?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Steve: Pom

  106. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    Cookies be cookies. Today there are 2 ads on this page related to pregnant women either waiting to see a doctor after 33 weeks, or traveling after being preggers for 33 weeks. I kind of miss the diabeetus foot.

    • knucks says:
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      @Mrs.Featherbottom: Mrs. Featherbottom… are you expecting?

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @knucks: I’m only expecting to be literally amazed when I click on the ads. That, and a banger in the mouth.

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: I’m doing my best Mrs. Tabata

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

  107. PhilOssieB says:
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    Drop K Marte for Diaz, Escobar or Semien?

  108. Bay Area Slappers says:
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    Would you drop Parra or Billy Hamilton for Hazelbaker or Pagan in an OBP league?

    My team is really balanced but I have a fair amount of speed

  109. Ryan says:
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    Could you rank the following starting pitchers : tanaka, Corbin, smyly, Joe Ross, Aaron Sanchez? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: See rankings

  110. Scott says:
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    Are you starting Pineda today?

  111. not all womens boobs get bigger when weight is gained

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peter Allain: That’s the saddest comment I’ve ever read

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Peter Allain: I can attest to this.

  112. Newbie says:
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    Stream Lackey v Cin or Eickhoff v SD today?

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Newbie: lack

  113. Warren says:
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    Add Castro off waivers over Rendon/Odor at 2B?

    Current Starters Staff:

    Arrieta
    Syndergaard
    Iglesias
    Walker
    Rodon
    Nola
    Ross
    Nicasio
    Matz

    which of those guys are droppable/streamers? Shallow league; here are the top bats/arms on waivers (OBP league). Sunday night FAAB, so I have some time to get more info on them..

    Souza
    Deshizz
    Mazara
    D Santana
    Myers

    Severino
    McHugh
    Tillman
    Hammell
    Kennedy

    Thanks senor, off to a flying start this year thanks to your rankings, as always!

    • Bye Felica says:
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      @Warren: Id hold

  114. Zeus says:
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    Now that Kendrick is back, which three would you be starting? Phillips, Russel ,Semienand Kendrick.

      • Zeus says:
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        @Grey: that’s what I figured. I didn’t want him but stupidly was price enforcing him for $3. Oh well it’s been a nice week so far.

  115. SF says:
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    Saw that Perkins was headed to the DL. Who would you grab for holds Trevor May or feliz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @SF: May

  116. Scott says:
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    Should I drop Khris Davis?
    I could make a waiver claim for
    Colby Rasmus and/or
    Billy Burns

    I have equal needs for power and speed. What order should I make the claim for, if any?

  117. Scott says:
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    Khris Davis or Randal Grichuk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  118. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Kevin the get him into your lineup dude might be right on Hendricks 10 /18 against De La Rosa

  119. G says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In my keeper OBP, who should I drop between Grandal and Wilson Ramos, or keep both and drop Finnegan?

    Also, who do you think would be the better player to trade between Carlos Gomez and Mazara? Considering its a keeper, and considering what I would expect to get in return for each. Do you expect Mazara to hit the wall like Joc last year when league adjusts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Ramos…Gomez

  120. Db says:
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    May or axford

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      May

  121. Big Al says:
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    Thanks again for making me giggle every morning, Grey. In a non-sexual way. Pagan or Melky? 14 team 6×6 Ops league h2h.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! Pagan

  122. Hiernymous Lohse says:
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    Rachel Dolezal afro, calling himself Loco Crisp.

    HAHAHAHAHA!!!! Solid!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  123. CDs says:
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    Will Gennett keep this up? will Kipnis go back to his 2014 form, or just struggle until June?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like Kipnis, I like Scooter

  124. Caesar says:
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    With Howie back, have to drop one: Villar or Spangenberg?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Spang

  125. Uglee says:
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    Would you suggest dropping Sanchez, for Finnegan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • Uglee says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks Grey…. You make my life easy!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  126. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Stubbs over Schebler in NL-Only?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Pugs & Slugs says:
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            @Grey: Interesting to see Utley playing 2B and Kendrick in LF. Didn’t think Utley would play much now. He’s gotta be better a better bet than Stubbs in OBP. Besides, KJ in ATL is also getting looks in the OF. Also, Ahmed is a FA now. Thoughts?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d want Ahmed from them

              • Pugs & Slugs says:
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                @Grey: Thanks!

  127. malamoney

    malamoney says:
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    Thoughts on Sean Manaea? Is he on the Greydar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s pretty far off it for right now, but I’m excited to see him pitch

      • malamoney

        malamoney says:
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        @Grey: You think we see him in Oakland before July? He had a nice first outing…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, by June

  128. Gator says:
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    What are the chances that Miller continues to close when Chapman comes back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      About 15%

  129. The Flayed Man says:
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    Greetings.

    For my utility spot in my ESPN h2h 5×5 was offered his Heyward for my Story.

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  130. ERad says:
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    How much FAAB out of $200 you willing to drop on Jepsen? Or scoop up May for pennies and hope Jepsen crashes and burns

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on league

      • FrankGrimes! says:
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        @Grey:
        Bid-o-nator!

  131. Swfcdan says:
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    Just dealt Shelby for Joe Ross in my16 team dynasty, good deal? Got Shelby as part of a trade last year but was never big on him with his mediocre K rate and I think he could get rocked at home this year. And gotta admit, I share JB’s man love for Ross!

    Same league, is Wacha and Fielder for V-Mart and M-Bum a fair deal? (count TB over HR and OBP over AVG)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, good

  132. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    looking to open up a streaming spot and need to drop someone.
    would drop Tomas or Colabello?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cola

  133. dem ribbies says:
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    You interested in Javier Baez anymore? Wonder if he’s gonna be a post-hype wire stud this season. Just worry that that K rate and an otherwise stacked lineup will cut into his playing time. what you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if he plays, he won’t play every day…Maybe 3 times a week

  134. ERad says:
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    DeShizz and Nomar holding down the top of the lineup again! Me likey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  135. Swfcdan says:
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    Jepsen owned, May and his insane so far K rate still available. How much FAAB to bid on him in a 12 teamer? Do need saves, but is Jepsen the guy for now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $3

  136. Mr. Snrub says:
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    Well played as usual Grey, thanks for dropping knowledge and hilarity on a such a consistent basis, I could set my watch by your midnight article postings.

    1. 15 teamer, need 2 bench pitchers out of: Karns, Wisler, Roark

    2. Should I be forming a prayer circle about DeShizz or Burns’ playing times?

    I’ll click some links while I wait…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… 1. Not Wisler 2. Wouldn’t hurt

    • dem ribbies says:
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      @Grey: ya, can’t get excited abt that. wish CHC would hurry up and deal [email protected]Mr. Snrub: In reality baseball DeShizz is doing just fine. 7 runs and 2 SB in 8 games. .375 OBP & top 10 in BB in the league. Also his glove is ok too, 18 po in 18 chances and 0 errors. He’s not lighting up fantasy boards but Texas has bigger real baseball problems in the outfield than DeShields (eh hem, Desmond).

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, don’t think DeShizz is doing bad, pace for 100 runs, 40 SBs

  137. Scott says:
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    Trevor May, Tony Watson, Neftali Feliz for Ks/Closer potential?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That order

  138. cubjet says:
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    I’ve got Story, Lindor and Kang. Thinking of trying to move Story to a pitching heavy team that is in need of a SS.
    He has Bumgarner, Carrasco, Archer, Salazar and Felix Hernandez.(and a couple more lower rung SP and McCullers on his DL).
    Which of these pitchers would you target? Or just stick with Story?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Salazar

  139. ERad says:
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    Who’s the drop here – only 1 DL spot – Pollock or Perkins

    Still have Pollock as a 12th round keeper..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perkins

  140. Db says:
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    Quackenbush or may

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      May

  141. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Dump walker for semien roto ops league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  142. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Pillar was just dropped add over conforto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  143. Eric says:
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    Jepsen or Jeanmar
    Kennedy or Gio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jepsen, Kennedy

  144. Eric says:
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    Also, Doolittle or Jensen.

    Thanks.

    • knucks says:
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      @Eric: you mean Jepsen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doolittle

  145. Frank says:
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    Was offered Aaron Sanchez for Mallex Smith. Take the deal or wait for Mallex to actually do something and try to get more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Sanchez

  146. Matt says:
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    Hey Grey, I’ve been shopping Jeffress and Jeanmar Gomez for starting pitching in one of my leagues after Liriano went down and Hisashi my dashi started slow. Another team who is stacking closers offered me Hammel and Aaron Sanchez for both Jeffress and Gomez; am I crazy or is this a no-brainer for me? I have Colome Grilli and Jepsen at RP so I can absorb the saves hit. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Sanchez side

  147. Jon says:
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    Add Severino over Nelson, Conley or Karns?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conley

  148. Mike says:
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    Pick one 2B for a very very very deep league: Spangenberg, Lowrie, Coghlan, Jose Ramirez, Pearce, Infante.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Spang

  149. Gregjeffries says:
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    Gripping stuff as usual Grey! Have 3 for ya…

    1. Nicasio was just dropped in my 15 team 5×5 rotiss keeper league.
    Would you drop Fiers to grab him? (The rest of my staff is: Price, Wacha, T. Walker, Severino, Gausman, Hammel)

    2. Would you drop Bouef for Cervelli?

    3. Can you rank my dearth of OF’s? (trying to figure out who to move)
    Betts, Springer, Brantley, Domingo, Mazara, Khris, De-shiznits.

    Thanks again Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Sure 3. Nothing’s changed from preseason except Davis is ice cold and would be last there

      • Gregjeffries says:
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        Thanks! Yeah, Mazara’s quick callup has caused me to reassess my OF a bit..

        Quick Followup – Do you like Conley over Fiers moving forward? (I know your SP ranks have Fiers higher, but, you know, that whole 89 mph “heat” thing)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, they’re about equal depending on matchups

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dammit! I clicked it! Ugh!

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Its grillin’ season

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t like ugly thoughts, Mrs. F, please!

          • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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            @Grey: Lo siento amigo

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Muy late!

  150. jack florida says:
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    lawrie or semien, 12 team, non keeper

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien

  151. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Would you trade T-Ross for any of Smyly, Chen, or Fiers? Or hold to see if he’s activated when eligible?

  152. gangreen says:
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    Should I drop dylan bundy 1$ keeper in a rotisserie season long points leage..to pick up ardonis garcia,ben paulson, mark reynolds , mitch moreland, or pagan,or jepson. Who has the most value now. Im going to drop salty or phegly for one of these guys. Or depending im dropping bundy too and picking up two of these guys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Phegley and Bundy for Adonis and Pagan

    • gangreen says:
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      @gangreen:should I start dileno today against taijuan walker, or coery dickerson agaisnt carrasco.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Delino

  153. Wilsonian says:
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    Streaming Pomeranians tomorrow @ Philly. Joe Ross is available for the next day. Dump Pom now for Ross to make sure I get him in my lineup?

    If so, would you hold Ross over Corbin or Matz?

    If no, would you hold Ross over any of these RPs: Rosenthal, Rondon, Tolleson, Gregerson, Ziegler, Betances?

    I like to keep a roving spot open for streaming whatever I possibly can. Helps out in this small of a league.

    8 Team H2H – W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it, not other those other SPs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not over those RPs either

  154. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    12 teamer with OPS, K’s, BB’s, net steals over steals.
    C ramos
    C hundley
    1B rizzo
    2B murphy
    3B son of donald
    SS semien
    CI pujols
    MI panik
    LF upton
    CF marte
    RF reddick
    OF delino
    util polanco
    BN villar
    DL kendrick
    same as above, i know drop panik to keep kendrick, but keep villar and kendrick over a.diaz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  155. OaktownSteve says:
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    Conley streaming in RCL and starting in Scout. Also, Mets no hit good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  156. OaktownSteve says:
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    also please continue to hate Gio.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a streamer as of right now in shallower mixed leagues

  157. Matt says:
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    Duda, Morales, Myers

    OPS league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duda

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShizz, Myers

  158. Jay One says:
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    Hey Grey

    I got offered Adam Jones, and Scott Kazmir for Cargo, or Springer for Jones and Vizcaino. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CarGo or Springer, Springer first

  159. FKA Ralph says:
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    Completely crazy to offer Freeman for Mazara? I kept Freeman in round 20 and have Chris Davis and Carlos Santana/Jake Lamb to fill my 1B and IF slots. also guys on the wire to plug in as needed. It’s a ten team league. we start 12 hitters and most teams hold 2 bench hitters.

    Freeman is just so boring.

    I’m tired of boring guys. I traded McCutchen and Kazmir for Upton and Joe Ross yesterday. In your rankings that’s a sort of “whatever” type trade, but I like Upton to outperform Mccutcheon in all the counting stats and I think Ross has more upside than Kazmir. This league is 6×6 (R, HR, RBI, SB, OBP, and SLG; WHIP, ERA, SV, QS, K/9, and IP). what says Grey on that one?

    • knucks says:
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      @FKA Ralph: I think Freeman still has wrist issues also

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, a little bonkers

  160. Syllogism says:
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    Hey Greyman – nice write. The advice is always helpful and so is the laughin.

    Kipnis was a “major” pickup for me (foolishly took him over Kinsler). I know Cle has had a lousy start – rain and a lot of LHPs, but I’m nervous about him picking it up.

    12 Team-Mixed, HtH, 7×7 (5+ OBA, TB … 5+ Holds, K/9), Weekly Categories, Daily unlimited transactions.

    All infield x1 (including C), OFx3,
    SPx3, RPx3, Px3 …
    Bench x9
    DL x5
    N/A x5

    a) For 2B – do you recommend waiver pickups for one or both of Kipnis and/or Panik? (I’ve got Turner stashed away)
    Waivers: Spangenberg, Forsythe, Brad Miller, Scooter Gennet, Owings, Utley, Jose Ramirez, Aledmys Diaz

    b) For 3B – do you recommend waiver pickups for one or both of Sano and/or Kang (DL)? I have one roster spot open to add one player – ideally with 2B/3B/SS flex – but not at the price of a crappy one.
    Waivers: Plouffe, Castellanos, Y Escobar, Valbuena, Freese, Lamb, Jose Ramirez

    c) For SS – I have Seager and my only backup is Kang, who is on the DL.. so, waiver-wire backups/adds (in my one open spot or as a cut someplace else) (Ive got Arcia stashed away) – add one or hold …?
    Waivers: Semien, Cabrera, Gregorious, Iglesias, Cozart, Ramirez, Goins, Diaz, Ahmed

    d) For 1B – I’ve got Hosmer, with HoPark and Piscotty as eligible alternates and I have AJ Reed stashed. I know it’s only one week, but I’m a bit wobbly on HoPark, considering what’s out there. Drop HoPark for any of (position-irrelevant) …
    Waivers: Chris Carter, Mike Napoli, Khris Davis, Michael Taylor, Michael Saunders, Ozuna, Odi Herrera, *Hazelbaker*, Tucker and Upton Jr.

    e) Lastly – I have both Cervelli and Grandal for my one Catcher position. I’m inclined to keep Cervelli – yes? Keep both or which would you drop to open up an additional roster spot for the mess, above.

    My OF for your reference includes Revere (DL), Cain, Piscotty, Rickard, Yelich, Peralta

    Team seems to be doing well with BA and OBA and Runs. Not so much with SB (Revere out and Kipnis’ slow start aren’t helping), HRs and RBI. Probably not a unique problem.

    Thanks greatly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter over Panik, keep Cervelli

      • Syllogism says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. Scooting over to the ww now. :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  161. TG says:
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    So in a 12 team AL/NL weekly H2H points league. -1 for a strike out keep in mind. So Russel Martin in CBS is #600 out of 600 catchers. Any concern? Swihart, wellington, derrick norris, carlos ruiz, ellis and innetta are a few of the Catchers available with 15 at bats or more. Martin has 24. None of those waiver wire catchers moves me very much and its only 11 days in. I should just hold but I wanted to run it by you to see if you had any other ideas. Thx Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not much concern after 8 games

  162. Please Grey and my fellow Razzballers, please let me know what you think about a couple of choices:

    –Who do you expect more from going forward between Matt Moore and Drew Pomeranz?

    –How about Brett Lawrie and Jonathan Villar?

    Also, what are you guys hearing about Perkins? Shoulder stuff is always scary. Is he likely to be droppable? Or do we need to stash him?

    Thanks everyone!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore…. Lawrie… Likely droppable

      • @Grey: Thanks, Grey.

        This is in a 15-teamer, BTW. I need a roster spot: should I unload Ozuna or Khris Davis? Thanks to Hazelbaker, I’ve got 6 OF at this point (the format usually requires 5, which leaves me short a roster spot elsewhere. But it seems awfully early to drop guys with that potential.

        Would you drop Perkins for May?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Davis, but Hazelbaker could be droppable within a week… Yes, May

          • @Grey: Thanks again!

            Yes, agreed on Hazelbaker. Let’s see how long it lasts. I have a feeling I could pick up Davis or Ozuna in a week or two if word gets out that Hazelbaker can’t hit a low-and-inside fastball or whatever his Achilles heel might turn out to be.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup, no problem

  163. Gentle Deer says:
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    I need to drop a bench bat: Soler, Mazara, Lawrie, Carter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie

  164. Wheezy says:
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    Keeper League question..

    Using SV+HD as a category. Each team can keep up to 5 players in the previous round drafted the following year.

    Should I send Puig (7th round), Buxton (9th) and Betances (17th)

    for

    Polanco (4th) Addison Russell (6th) and Feliz (30th)

    wouldn’t be keeping Feliz obviously and already have Altuve, Correa, Crush, and Arenado. Also took Mazara in the 27th round and I need a backup SS.

    Only thing I’m nervous about is if I trade Betances, the guy will have the entire Yankees bullpen and he will have the most K’s of any reliever.

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  165. Scott says:
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    Got offered Story for Quintana. Seems like a no brainer based on some of your trade recommendations with Story yesterday. Bigger question is to play Semien or Story at SS? Maybe Story vs RHP or during the day? Too early to be reading into splits?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Story, play him

  166. Dommattingly says:
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    Contemplating adding Pagan…would you drop Ian Desmond or Revere for him? I need an active OF… Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Revere

  167. Slimbo says:
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    yooo

    do you like jepsen over givens in a svs/holds league that counts k/9?

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  168. Syllogism says:
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    7×7 Weekly Categories HTH. Holds + K/9 are the extra pitching cats. Need some relief (don’t we all).

    SP Sale, Arrieta, Corbin, Hammel, Sanchez, Velasquez, Hendricks, Severino, Finnegan (Ryu on DL, Berrios and Glasnow stashed)
    RP Chapman (susp), Francisco Rodriguez, Drew Storen, Kevin Jepsen

    I can add one from another roster cut.

    Trevor May, Maurer, Soria, Strop, Blazek, Bastardo, Nate Jones, Quackenbush, Diaz, Castro, Tazawa

    I’m thinking May as a holds/backup to Jepsen … but that’s a lot invested in a Minnesota team that doesn’t look like it’s going to win a lot of games.

    Which would you suggest as a straight add … and who would you pick over Storen (or hold)?

    Thanks. Managed to keep one pretty short. :o)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      May over Storen

  169. Gigorilla says:
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    Hi Grey — showing off your movie cred (and age?) under Aaron Sanchez review — good stuff to get 3 in 1.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

      • Gigorilla says:
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        I can still hear the India dud saying ‘Johnny 5 alive…” hahaha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He was neither, white guy playing Indian… Fisher Stevens

  170. Gigorilla says:
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    or was he Pakistani?

  171. Greg says:
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    Grey, I’m intrigued by Finnegan, these are my starters, would you drop any for him? Still on waiver wire:
    Gray, Matz, Stroman,Hendricks, Nola, Velasquez, Joe Ross. Tought one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  172. Gareth says:
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    I offered Ryan Zimmerman, Brock Holt and Alex Colome for Ian Desmond and Stephen Strasburg.

    The proposal was countered with them wanting Santiago Casilla instead of Colome.

    Make the trade or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Stras, not really close

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: I just accepted the rcl trade.

        I had loaded up on closers in the draft. Only had 2 starters (kluber and Iwakuma), so it’s nice to acquire a top 10 starter.

        I’ve never owned Strasburg before. Hopefully he does better for me that he did for you last year. What was your nickname for him again?

        I have a pretty terrible MI (Panik/Ketel Marte/Kendrick ) so a nice rebound from Desmond would help in that area.

        I have Pujols, Votto at 1B/CI and Arod at DH so Zimmerman was kind of a spare part. Holt’s eligibility and hot start is nice but I think I sold high on him at the right time. I can spare to lose one closer.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Great trade for you!

  173. knucks says:
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    Not getting any fantasy love for it… but Deshields is causing some problems on the base path right now. Pretty funny. They can’t get him out!! Please steal 3rd Delino!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s on pace for 100 runs and 40 steals, don’t get what people want

  174. ScreechOwl says:
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    Tough choice coming up!

    Jepesn is closing now, and everyone else in my league is apparently asleep. Do I snap him up or let him become someone else’s problem?

    I’m leaning toward leaving him alone, because I already have six closers, and I don’t want to drop Javier Baez. (I’m going to have exactly ZERO 2b-eligible players next year aside from Baez, since Rendon is my 2b this year.)

    More important question. Someone just dropped Patrick Corbin. I don’t want to drop a pitcher for him (all of my pitchers are awesome), but I have a lot of outfielders now, and it seems like Joc Pederson is running away with my last outfield spot. Would you drop either Khris Davis or Jorge Soler for Corbin?

    • ScreechOwl says:
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      @ScreechOwl:

      Never mind the second question. Someone else got to Corbin first.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis for Corbin, sounds like you need to hold Baez

  175. Pablo to the DL (Too Fat)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That legitimately made me laugh

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: He’ll be joining his leather belt there.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

          • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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            @Grey: They are calling it a shoulder injury. You know the kind that comes with a special diet and a conditioning program. Never in my life have I ever heard of such a thing. Then again Mo Vaughn might have played a few more years.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Are you saying Sandoval is Mo Vaughn in disguise? Cause I would believe that

  176. Greyareumydad says:
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    In a 6×6 roto league k/9 and pp 2 c mi ci 5 outfielder 8 man keeper league

    I have
    C – realmuto
    C – Ellis
    1b – Goldie
    2b – Wong
    3b – e suarez
    Ss – c seager
    Mi – a diaz
    Ci – D valencia
    Of – Baustia
    Of – springer
    Of – Mazara
    Of- g parra
    Of – d peralta
    U – Sano
    U – gattis

    P – rodon
    P – j Garcia
    P – b finnegan
    P – paplebon
    P – vizcaino
    P – keuchel
    P – kimbrel
    P – Salazar
    P – scherzar

    Minor leaguer
    P – d Tate
    P – de Leon
    C/1b Nottingham
    Ss – Bregman
    1b – bellinger

    On my bench
    Lawerie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If I were your dad, I’d ask you for your question, son

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Nice!

  177. Pete says:
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    Would you prefer Alex Reyes or Jose Berrios in a 24 team keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berrios

  178. I’m encouraged by watching Desmond try to play OF.

  179. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Disgraced List for Pablo – that certainly won’t help him avoid eating all of his feelings…

    What do you think about T-Walker so far? He’s looking very meh particularly in the K/9 department (at least in terms of the 10 team h2h league where I have him). Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s early, Taijuan looks okay

  180. Greyareumydad says:
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    In a 6×6 roto league k/9 and pp 2 c mi ci 5 outfielder 8 man keeper league

    I have
    C – realmuto
    C – Ellis
    1b – Goldie
    2b – Wong
    3b – e suarez
    Ss – c seager
    Mi – a diaz
    Ci – D valencia
    Of – Baustia
    Of – springer
    Of – Mazara
    Of- g parra
    Of – d peralta
    U – Sano
    U – gattis

    P – rodon
    P – j Garcia
    P – b finnegan
    P – paplebon
    P – vizcaino
    P – keuchel
    P – kimbrel
    P – Salazar
    P – scherzar

    Minor leaguer
    P – d Tate
    P – de Leon
    C/1b Nottingham
    Ss – Bregman
    1b – bellinger

    On my bench
    Lawerie
    Semien
    Perza
    Shaw
    Burns
    McCullers

    Ok so like my list but any advice it’s a 12 teams league, I’m weak in 3rd base and middle infielders and we have some guys on the waiver wire like Ahmed, Hardy, j jay, tucker, m Upton, and some crappy top 100 pitchers.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Greyareumydad: Doesn’t look very strong for an 8-teamer. MI and back of the OF is really weak. But it doesn’t sound like there’s anything better on the WW

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Cram It: 12 team 8 man keeper.

        • Greyareumydad says:
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          @Toe Knee Arm Ass: yes sorry it a 12 person league which we can keep 8 guys. Just trying to see if I should try and trade some pitching for a bat or keep what I have.

  181. Rath of Grey says:
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    Dare I ask this question, Grey I need some pitching depth and K/9 in a 5×5 roto 10-team mixed league. Is this even close to enough?
    I give – Stanton and Jeffress
    I get – Carrasco, Champman and Corbin

    Thoughts and don’t hate me… I have outfield depth including: Polanco, Just Dong, Springer and DeShizz. I have also got Pujols on my bench with Rizzo at 1B that I could use at DH.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s wrath! AHHHHH!!! That trade isn’t good for you

  182. Scotty doesn't know says:
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    12 team 7×7 league (total bases + obp) (k/walk ratio , holds)

    Would you make any swaps ?
    C cervelli
    1b abreu
    2b odor
    3b Donaldson
    Ss Seager
    Of – yelich, Marte, Dickerson
    Util- puljos/ Castro
    Bench – Mazara, Tyler white, piscotty
    Sp – carassco, Cole, matz, walker, Ventura, Joe Ross, Velasquez
    Rp – Robertson, k-rod, o’day

    Available free agents are: Jepsen, delino, soler, smyly, fiers, Rodney, Colome, bucholz

    Thanks !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Delino over White, Smyly over Velasquez

  183. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Busy day! Was just offered Story for Buxton + Desmond in a keeper league. Sell Story or hold? (I feel like Story gets a boost in keeper leagues too, since his role will be less contentious).

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Story

  184. Random Collmenter says:
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    You like my Arenado ($24) and Jose De Leon ($1) for his Maikel ($4) and Thor ($10)?

    12 team keeper, 6×6 with OPS and QS.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s real close, I’d prolly take Maikel/Thor

  185. mauledbypandas says:
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    another Semien blast!

    Wish I had him somewhere

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, agreed

  186. mauledbypandas says:
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    Deshizznit! hoam ran #1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShizznit!

  187. Los locos says:
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    Grey, shaw delino or Siemen? Bench player

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Delino

  188. ERad says:
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    DeShizz! Coming with more hits than the Braves and Yankees!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  189. Mike says:
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    DeShields coming alive!!!!!!

    #IAlwaysBelievedInGrey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope so!

  190. True and Correct says:
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    Straight roto. Salary Cap league, can take anyone I want. Unfortunately started with low % Ketel. Oh well. Please rank Seager, Semien, and Suarez. 3 S’s. Seater’s salary is $790, Semien $670, Suarez $640 . Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ranked them

  191. ECTO says:
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    Grey, help!

    Just added Suarez as my MI this week, I dropped Lawrie that bum. My dilemma is this. Your boy, Semien is busting out right now (pun intended). Should I jump ship on Suarez and pick up Semien or are they about even? Suarez hits in a much better ballpark and better spot in the lineup. I don’t want to be swapping MI every week all season long. Who will have the better season when it’s all said and done?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prefer Semien

      • Greyareumydad says:
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        @Grey: I bet you do!

  192. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey, great stuff as always. Two quick questions for you:

    1. A minor move, but would you cut bait on Meseraco for Hundley on waivers? I can’t look at his face or .100 avg much longer…
    2. Is there a prospect this year you’d go all in on once called up? I stashed Glasnow and I’m first on waiver priority. I’m wondering if I wait for a gamechanger or use my priority on minimal moves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nah 2. Arcia

  193. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Are you starting Yordano today?

    Who gets more saves ROS, May or Jepsen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure…Jepsen

  194. muskysmell says:
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    did we talk yet about Harper’s start? Dude has 2 hrs and 3 steals already and it oddly feels like he’s been “underachieving” so far in the early going. My goodness…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know

  195. Scott says:
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    DeShizzle my hizzle!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  196. Gareth says:
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    Cookie about to go for no hitter attempt 2.0.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aw sookie

  197. hondo says:
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    Barring all but a Bionic Man medical report,with no DL spot would you just drop Perkins?I’m using them(2) for Darvish and McCullers and have Berrios stashed with no NA spot for future SP strength but will be left with just Castillas,1 mid RP as a spec guy and a prayer to SAGNOF Gods that I get to 3 closers by the playoffs.
    H2H 5×5 12 team redraft.Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s been a mess since last year

  198. JakBillie says:
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    Semien or Desmond?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien

  199. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Would you trade Addison Russel for Jason Kipnis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  200. ThE sHiT says:
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    Semien over Schoop in a h2h league with 65 moves left?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  201. Oppo Taco says:
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    Pineda/Kimbrel or Story/Kennedy

    5×5 12 teamer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

  202. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    That moment when you realize that your genius idea to stream Shane Greene was actually a horrible, horrible moment of weakness.

    Damn you JB!!!!!!!!!!!! Also, SUPERGREENE!!!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        What Taco said

        • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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          @Grey: of course he does!!! It was one of those $1 FAAB backup bids that I couldn’t believe I actually placed when I saw it went through the next morning. That being said, he’s actually hanging in their since the rant!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  203. JoeyB says:
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    Last second decision time: Ventura start/sit? Streamonator not wild about him positive or negative

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  204. Fungazi says:
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    Would you sell Marte off for early buy low on Bryant in a keeper OBP league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  205. New Day says:
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    Story for Brantley or Springer?

    If so, which trade should I try first? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  206. Bocephus says:
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    Who wins this trade?

    Syndergaard/Blackmon for Cole/Story/Maeda

    Thanks!

    • muskysmell says:
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      @Bocephus:

      I think it’s Syndergaard side and it’s not close imo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Noah

  207. Fungazi says:
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    Rodon looks like a big schoolyard bully against those poor Twinsies lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  208. J_Ceol says:
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    You like Latos against Minnesota lineup at all for tomorrow or not worth the dice roll? Krate around 7, but BBrate probably closer to 3..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Worth it to stream, sure

  209. Joeg414 says:
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    Picked up Eickhoff for today . Doing well vs Padres. Keep him for his next start vs the Mets: Thor. Or cut and use his spot for a stream or batty call ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut him

  210. Q says:
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    Don’t usually go in for the unhygienic hyperbole….but that Carrasco slider is just filthy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dirty, dirty, dirty

  211. hondo says:
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    Rickard or Domingo for the life expectancy of a house fly spot?

    Thanks,Christopher Walken

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

      • hondo says:
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        @Grey: Thanks.I owe you a hamburger steak.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m gonna hold you to that

  212. arnie says:
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    drop giles for jepson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  213. RIP Phife says:
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    drop K Davis for Moustakas, Rendon, Chris Carter, Holt? (util spot)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rendon

  214. Fohh says:
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    Do you like Rodon or stroman more going forward or the same

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Same

  215. Polish Neighbor says:
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    Herrro!

    Wanna trade for J-Fer. Keuchel is my offer. Fair enough?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If he’ll take it

      • Polish Neighbor says:
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        @Grey: he is mentally ill so I take advantage of him.
        Just kidding. Thanks broski

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, no problem

  216. Moneyball says:
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    Kevin also likes to partake in the nose candy at the ESPN offices. Jeremy the intern – who gives Kevin the injury updates so he can determine whether we should get someone back into our lineups – just thinks Kevin is very passionate about his job. Jeremy is a bit naive in the ways of the world. Jeremy can’t think of anything more exciting than someday actually being the get-em-in-your-lineup guy – with his own intern giving him the injury updates. But then again, he idolizes Kevin and can’t imagine ever filling those shoes all by himself.

    Janice from accounting once saw Kevin wiping the snow off his nose after walking out of the men’s bathroom. But Kevin is always making fun of Bill from accounting because Bill is a douche. And Bill makes Janice uncomfortable staring at her body and always making sexual comments when no one else is nearby. So Kevin’s little habit will remain her secret because Janice from accounting just don’t give a f#%!.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bill’s a sexual harasser, which isn’t cool

  217. swaggerjackers says:
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    The addition of Coco to the outfield has caused by league mates to dump both Khris and Burns for fear that are no longer every day players. I could use steals and homers.

    Who’s the higher waiver priority here?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burns

  218. herschel says:
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    @Grey: better two starter for next week?

    leake: vs chc, @ sd
    hughes: vs mil, @ was

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at SON, Leake

  219. Regan says:
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    Gomez is my SAGNOF savior! Funny how everyone was like you don’t want no part of the PHI bullpen. Sure he gave up a run while i was writing this but i’ll take it. Especially like how he converted back 2 back 2 times now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, totally

  220. Munchkinshot for Altuve.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  221. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Russell Martin or Miguel Montero? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

  222. TheMuppetManiac says:
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    I’m thinking of dropping Mike Leake. Would you drop him for Mat Latos, Jeremy Hellickson, Rich Hill or Matt Moore?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go off of matchups

  223. Moneyball says:
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    “Story tripled to deep right center field.”

    Ugh I can’t take this disappointment anymore… cut Story for Carlos Marmol?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha!

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Moneyball: 2 triples now.. from that stupid new wall. Story is failing me hard!

      • Fungazi says:
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        @Fungazi: Of course it would make sense if now he hits like 10 consecutive triples, then moves onto doubles.

        • Moneyball says:
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          Cool Story.

          (No not really… if he ain’t homering, he ain’t tryin.)

          • Fungazi says:
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            @Moneyball: Bro, I don’t care I still moved my Story shower cutout to my bed, so now there’s a nice menage going on before sleepy time every night.

  224. anthony says:
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    Hey Grey. I made a trade in my h2h points league and wanted to get your opinion please. I gave away Story, Franco and Severino and I got back Corey Seager and David Price. I needed the pitching and Franco was my DH as I already have Nolan at 3B. I had Polonco on my bench that I can now plug into my DH slot. What do you think? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  225. Andy says:
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    Stream latos or fister?
    Dropping Caesar or pillar?
    Thanks

  226. Oppo Taco says:
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    Mallex or Trea turner? I have DeShizznit so Mallex is currently on my bench. Better bet for production steals if Trea gets the call soon?

  227. Herschel says:
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    Santa Domingo!

  228. BigRedLatrine says:
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    Drew Smyly went 7 innings, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, and struck out 11 dudes.

    Here’s the ‘spin’ from rotowire via ESPN:

    Spin:
    Cleveland actually put up three runs with Smyly on the mound, but he was only charged with two thanks to a throwing error by Logan Forsythe. It’s been a rough start for the lefty, as he’s now given up seven total runs through two starts. The Rays could struggle to score runs this season, making things tough on their starting pitchers. Smyly suffered major shoulder issues last season, but did look strong with four wins last September. However, Fantasy owners will want to see better starts from the 26-year-old before fully trusting in him.

    Who writes these?!

    • Gareth says:
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      @BigRedLatrine: smyly was excellent tonight.

  229. letsgobravos says:
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    Story with 2 triples that would have both been homers last year before they extended the walls at Coors. Jesus H Christ. Just added a single.

  230. FrankGrimes! says:
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    arenado absolutely destroys the giants
    every fucking time…

    • Fungazi says:
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      @FrankGrimes!: Actually, they just found out he was using Story’s bat tonight, so it all makes sense.

      • FrankGrimes! says:
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        @Fungazi:
        he hit another bomb since my last comment
        it’s bonkers
        over .300 16 dongs 40+ RBI

        • Fungazi says:
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          @FrankGrimes!: Just wait until he reaches his prime in 3 years!

  231. Jerry says:
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    Grey, How about Morales or Reddick for a bench spot?

    • FrankGrimes! says:
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      @Jerry:
      grey goes to bed early now lmao ?_?
      Reddick is great for platooning

  232. Jerry says:
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    Thanks, Frank!

  233. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Who closes the season with more steals – DeShizz or Burns?

  234. The Situation says:
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    @Grey: Someone in my league already gave up on Ketel. Drop Villar to pick him up? Need steals in a H2H league. Thanks in advance!!

  235. Lucky Dog says:
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    Pablo Sandoval to the Disgraceful List.

    I remember talking Panda contract here and being glad to see him go. I’ve never been more right in my life. Duffy was just a minor miracle showing up when he did, but man – who coulda seen the Panda demise coming (other than every human on Earth)?

  236. CARLOS says:
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    Is Soria the closer or was that just a random save opportunity ?

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