Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called a fantasy baseball season.  I was dreamin’ when I wrote this, forgive me if I recommend starting a hitter vs. Jake Arrieta and pray.  I’m not a woman, I’m not a man, I am Bartolo Colon and you will never understand how I get on these pants.  1, 2, 1, 2, 3.  Yeah.  I was working part-time in a five-and-dime, my boss was Willie McGee.  U got the look.  Jesus, McGee, that look.  Twenty-three positions in a one night stand.  Twenty-three positions in a very deep league fantasy team.  Who’s my short-second-short-1st baseman?  Why do we scream at each other?  This is what it sounds like when David Price’s owners cry.  “Sorry to hear about Chyna,” said the ghost of Farrah Fawcett.  Arrieta, you got the batter’s fly balls all tied up!  Don’t make the outfielders chase you!  Even doves have pride.  Why do we scream at each other when we don’t own Jake Arrieta?  So, Arrieta threw a no-hitter yesterday — 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 BBs, 6 Ks.  Rather economical pitch count too (119).  Member when we were able to own him last year by drafting him in the 8th round?  Alas, he’s a Sexy M.F. and I would die 4 U.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Kris Bryant – 4-for-6, 4 runs, 6 RBIs and two home runs (3, 4).  Bryant hit a grand slam when the game was already 9-0.  After the game, A-Rod texted him, “I couldn’t be any prouder if you kissed a reflection of yourself dressed as a centaur.

Ben Zobrist – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  For the Cubs yesterday, there was such a barrage of badonkadonks it was like J. Lo walking in front of shattered glass.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-6, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  HR to the Rizzo!

Jorge Soler – 1-for-5 as the Cubs scored 16 runs.  Ticker tease!

David Ross – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 1st homer.  I wonder if this Ross could lend his shoulder to Tyson Ross.  *thinking about David Ross’s throwing ability*  Eh, maybe it’s for the best it stays as it is.

Homer Bailey – Ready for rehab outings.  Cool, where are the outings to?  Six Flags?

Billy Hamilton – Bruised his thumb and will be out a couple of days.  That’s the thumb Hamilton uses to bum rides to 1st base.

Brandon Finnegan – 4 IP, 5 ER.  The Regression Fairies love that place that makes the wheatgrass shakes, they can’t locate their rainbow short-shorts but they know they have them, and they will defecate on your pitcher’s ratios.

Aaron BlairBraves are likely calling him up.  I like the Braves’ moxie.  They got moxie!  Good for them promoting prospects and not sitting on their hands and farting like the Padres.  Blair is not a top prospect, but he could be a middle of the rotation-type arm.  A low ceiling, high floor type.  A Mertin-Flemmer.  In Triple-A, he has a 1.42 ERA and 10.4 K/9 in only 19 IP.  He’s likely closer to a 7 K/9, 3.75-4.25 ERA guy, which isn’t anything to sneeze at in deeper leagues, unless you’re allergic to useful backend starters.

Matt Wisler – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.10.  I remember during draft season someone mentioned to me that Wisler was a pitcher to keep an eye due to Glavine teaching Wisler a new pitch (or maybe it was Smoltz or Maddux or maybe Smoltz, Glavine or Maddux told me).  This is all very exact, my words to you.  Any hoo!  I drafted Wisler on one deep league team, and I’d start to look at him as a streamer in mixed leagues, but I would double-check the Stream-o-Nator first.

Adonis Garcia – 2-for-4, hitting .280.  I haven’t grabbed him anywhere, but I’m silently admiring Adonis, like a Helen Keller fantasy baseballer.

Clayton Kershaw – 8 IP, 1 ER, 11 baserunners, 10 Ks.  That’s a ton of hits for Kershaw to give up vs. the Braves.  Two hits by Francoeur, two hits by Stubbs, two hits by Franklin Stubbs…I mean, geez Mary-Louise Parker is a foxy cougar, be my main squeeze.  Yo, George Jeff, where’s Weez?  *unveils pistachios*  Deez?  Damn, I’d love some Wise Waffles de Cheez.  Sorry, sometimes you just need to rhyme.

Corey Seager – 1-for-5, 1 run, 1st steal, hitting .226.  Okay, I’m ready for a spider wearing a Trevor Story jersey to bite Seager.

Jered Weaver – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.12. *looks at Archer’s ERA, looks at Weaver’s, looks at Price’s, looks at Weaver’s*  I feel like I’m in an Australian toilet and the earth is spinning the wrong way.

Mike Trout – 2-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  I was surprised to hear some people were buying Trout low.  Man, fantasy baseballers have one short-ass memory.  Is Trout really done in people’s eyes?  C’mon, doodes and five non-doodes.

Albert Pujols – 0-for-4, hitting .148.  I should’ve waited for the 10th round.

John Danks – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 6.23.  Gavin Floyd commented on Danks’ Facebook page, “Danks…choen for rocking so awesomely!”  Floyd still truly misses their time together.

Melky Cabrera – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  Though, I only saw the box score, so Melky could’ve changed the box score HTML to show a homer.

Todd Frazier – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, and two homers in three games.  The repairman is coming by later to close the Frazier Buy Window, might want to get in quickly.

Shelby Miller – 2 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners (5 BBs), 1 K.  At least the Diamondbacks didn’t pay much to acquire Miller.  Sorry, there’s no place for sarcasm here.  At least the Diamondbacks don’t have to worry about when to call up some of the best prospects in baseball, and a free mind is priceless, says a self-help book probably.

Yasmany Tomas – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  He’s been hot schmotato’ing for a few days now.  I almost added him into the Buy column that’s coming later today, but he’s here now, act accordingly, you accordion actor!

Jake Lamb – 2-for-4, 1 run and his 2nd steal.  That’s the fastest Lamb outside of Scotland!

Jean Segura – 3-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .338.  He hit a triple late and chased home two runs to foreclose on Ziegler.  I’ve been proclaiming my love for Segura for three years, so there’s no reason to ask if I like him.  I do; I’d also like to be in the league where he’s not already owned.

Chris Owings – 2-for-4, 1 run and 2 steals (2, 3).  Since Owings doesn’t possess blazing speed, I’m gonna go out on a 100-year oak limb and say Trevor Brown doesn’t have the best arm in baseball.  Worth noting for SAGNOF.

Johnny Cueto – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.49.  Some guys go from 6+ ERA to 2+ ERA from one month to another, other guys are just a 3.50 ERA pitcher all the time.  Cueto seems to be a latter.  Great, now Altuve is climbing up his back.  Altuve, he’s not a ladder!  Get down!

Eddie Rosario – 4-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, 2nd steal and had two straight games with homers prior to this.  Hot schmotato alert!  Do not pass Go, do not collect other random hot schmotatoes, collect this one!

Miguel Sano – 2-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  As I said the other day, Sano is the type of guy to go on a ten-homer in eleven-day journey around the majors.  While still hitting .190.  And that’s me saying the same thing I kinda said previously!

Brian Dozier – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer.  Sure was a lot of offense yesterday.  *looks at my team that went 0-for-25 with a run*  Sigh.

Robinson Cano – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .246.  Cano’s going full vetard strength, and you never want to go full vetard strength.

Adam Lind – 2-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .220, hitting near-.350 in the last week.  Could be a rising schmotato.  I’d lose the monocle and grab him if you’re hurting for a hot bat.

Nate Karns – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER vs. Cody Anderson 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  This matchup was called by fantasy owners, “Sleepers?  More like put my team to sleep, you’re killing it.”

Rajai Davis – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  The King of SAGNOF seems as if he’s challenging Colby Rasmus for the crown to the King of Short Schedule Day.  Heavy is the head that wears two imaginary crowns.  That’s a line from King Henry Urrutia.

Cody Allen – 1 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA up to 8.53.  No lie, I took about 15 minutes to see if I could squeeze Bryan Shaw or Zach McAllister onto all of my fantasy teams.  I did for Shaw on one team, but I left him on my bench for now, because his ERA is 17.36.  I don’t think Allen is going to be replaced immediately and I’m not sure Shaw is the answer either.  If you have a bench bat you can lose, sure, stash Shaw, but I wouldn’t put him in my lineup at this point.  No one looks good in the Indians bullpen; they should all be embarrassed.  Notice how I didn’t say red-faced.

Luis Severino – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.86.  Maybe I’m being too reactionary here, but I am kinda over Severino.  His K-rate is abysmal.  Under 6 K/9?  Is that a joke?  Cause I’m not laughing.  I’m hanging around for one more start, but I’m actively looking elsewhere.

Khris Davis – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  The sleeping giant (A?) has awoken!  I was thinking he might’ve on Wednesday when he had two hits, but now it’s definite.  I’d pick him up again if he was dropped after his terrible start; he’s the type that could hit five homers in a week.

Rich Hill – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.32.  Take notes, Severino, that’s what I’m looking for, 10 Ks in six innings.  What’s that, Severino?  How do you spells “Ks?”  Give me the notepad!

Coco Crisp – 2-for-3, 2 runs and a slam (2) and legs (4).  Nice to see him play while Billy Burns (1-for-5, 4th steal) was still in the lineup.  Not sure why the A’s couldn’t do this lineup prior.  In fact, they looked clicked into place with Valencia sidelined; Chris Coghlan (1-for-4, 2 RBIs, 2nd homer) and Mark Canha (1-for-4, 2 RBIs, 2nd homer) both getting in on the action, too.  Between Canha, Coco Crisp and Coghlan, the A’s got hard C’s for days.  Congrats on gettin’ a-crackin’.

Mike Moustakas – 2-for-3 and his 5th homer.  Moistasskiss!

Edinson Volquez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.46.  Okay, I’m ready for Chris Archer to get his ERA under 7 and Edinson’s over 3.  Thanks, Fantasy Overlord!

Jarrod Dyson – 1-for-2 and his 2nd steal in as many games.  He’s playing every day and stealing.  SAGNOF!

Alcides Escobar – 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 4th steal.  You don’t have to watch Narcos to own Escobar.

Max Scherzer – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 4.32.  Bad week to quit amphetamines, bad week to own a top tier starter, except for Arrieta, obvi.

Bryce Harper – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer.  Is it me or does he keep homering in a game where it’s his only hit?  So, as a non-Harper owner, am I rooting for him to get two hits in every game?

Tom Koehler – 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Sonavabench!  Let me explain, I own Koehler in a deep NL-Only league and I benched him this week.  I wasn’t implying that I call my Koehler toilet a son of my bench.

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  OZUNA eat fastballs for lunch.  OZUNA poop out homers.  OZUNA maybe should eat prunes.

Joey Rickard – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 1st steal, hitting .350.  He now has two three-hit games in a row.  JR’s hueing yellow to red on the hot schmotato scale.

Dallas Keuchel – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.71  Speaking of JR hueing, this Dallas has JR spewin’.  I wouldn’t have drafted Keuchel in any league, and I bet you could trade him away to someone who thinks they’re getting a Buy Low.  Or not, I mean, you drafted him not listening to me, so you’ll prolly hold him for the same reason.

Colby Rasmus – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and 2 homers.  Hey, Rajai, you come for the crown of the King of Short Schedule Day, you best come harder than that.

Ian Desmond – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Damn, now he’s gonna get hot.  I’m annoyed because I was counting on Desmond getting knocked out of the outfield if Choo returns.  I don’t want their outfield to become a nightmare of playing time.

Keone Kela – Headed for surgery to have a bone spur removed.  Hmm, figured the Rangers would appreciate spurs.

Gerrit Cole – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.70.  Ooh, so fancy with your safe ace ERA numbers!  Ain’t you Prince Charles?!

Melvin Upton – 1-for-3 and his 5th steal.  Ugh, stop giving fantasy value.  I just can’t!

Francisco Cervelli – 2-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  I could’ve sworn there were a few people asking to drop Cervelli in the comments the last few days.  He’s hitting .340!  Try to deal with d’Arnaud or Mesoraco for one day!

Erasmo Ramirez – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER and his 4th win, ERA at 1.29.  Yup, just the way I drew it up when I drafted Erasmo, and benched him for three straight weeks in a weekly league because he hasn’t been in the rotation.  Played to perfection.  *cuts ghost pepper, rubs hands on seeds, sticks hands in eyes*

Jake Odorizzi – 4 IP, 5 ER in Fenway.  Think you had to be a glutton for punishment if you started Odorizzi yesterday after what the Red Sox did to Archer, and I’m on a glutton-free diet.

Evan Longoria – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .258.  He’s on pace for around 25 homers.  Scary thing, he’s actually been hot.

Curt Casali – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Curt Casali sounds like he’s roommates with Nicholas Tropeano.

Carson Smith – Nearing rehab assignment.  I hope he’s not using Waze during rush hour.  “Make a left”  “Across this five-lane highway?”  “Yes, I am the Waze.  Now go.”

David Price – 3 2/3 IP, 8 ER.  The Price is wrong, Bob.  Very wrong.  Like walking in on your parents while your brother is secretly videotaping them wrong. Price’s ERA is now 7.02.  I’ll give you my Archer for him!  The funny thing (if you don’t own Price) this onslaught of your fantasy ratios came against the Rays.  Logan Forsythe (3-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI) too much for you, Price?  Logan Forsythe, who sounds like he wears Izod, is too much, Price?  Shame on you, Price.  I’m even bringing out the douchey one word sentences.  Shame.  On.  You.  So, what do we do with Price?  Within reason, I’d be buying right now.

Dustin Pedroia – 3-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Reading those inspirational cat posters sent to him by Altuve has paid off.

Mookie Betts – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Oh, it’s on.  You Betts.

Brock Holt – 2-for-4, 1 RBI and his 2nd steal; Travis Shaw went 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 2nd steal, too.  Too bad they’re not just one player by the name of Brock Shaw, because that would be the best name ever.  Though, Brock anything is solid, except Brock Lee.

 
  1. bazzrall says:
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    in a keeper do you take buxton and berrios for carlos gomez and teheran

    what about if you’re in it this yr

    • Bill says:
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      @bazzrall: Yes either way

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bazzrall: Gomez side for this year, Buxton future

    • Hawk says:
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      @bazzrall:

      CarGo is the biggest prize today. Buxton/Berrios could be bigger in 2017, 2018 or never. If you’re trying to win now, go CarGo. If you’re rebuilding, go Buxton/Berrios

  2. Another Dan says:
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    Excellent stuff as usual Grey.

    not sure I get the fastest Lamb outside of Scotland reference ….. Wales, I might have understood…..

    Someone dropped Zobrist in my keeper league. I have put a waiver claim in for him dropping Aldemys Diaz. No brainer, right ?

    have a good weekend

    • Gareth says:
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      @Another Dan: Wales is definately more known for it’s Lamb.

      Now Haggis is another story……………..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Another Dan: Ah, is it Wales? I have no idea what those Welsh men do… Yeah, you want Zobrist

      • Gareth says:
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        @Grey: Us Welshmen play fantasy baseball!

      • Another Dan says:
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        @Grey:

        I believe they chase the sheep while wearing wellies …..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          See, did not know this

  3. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Ha! Fab write-up, the bestest!

    Horatio Caine (aka CSI Miami) quote of the day (April 22 – 24)

    Tripp: ‘What are you gonna do?’
    Horatio: ‘I (long pause + queue the sunglasses) am gonna get to the truth.’

    Have a nice weekend.

    Cheers,
    Ante

  4. Nick says:
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    dropped Desmond and KDavis earlier this week (for Fowler and trumbo)
    and DONG !!
    2 homies out-of-nowhere !! ;)

    would you add Blair prospect just to check?
    i’d drop RP M.Givens …just to see
    Nick

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Nick: Wow, weird league where Fowler AND Trumbo are free agents end of April, after both get off to hot starts..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Sure, stash Blair

  5. pondfrogsplah says:
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    Hey Grey, I was thinking the same thing. Thinking of offers to fetch Price. Do you think Trevor Story and Carlos Rodon is a fair trade ? Is Trevor Story and Severino an insult? My trades offers are usually insulting.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @pondfrogsplah: I say insult away and see what happens.

    • Swfcdan says:
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      @pondfrogsplah: I have Price and I’d take Story and Rodon. His velo’s down, the innings might be finallycatching up to him and the AL East won’t be forgiving of that.

  6. Wombat says:
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    Trade advice please!

    Have pitching. Need 1b/OF pop.

    I’ve been offered Wil Myers for my J. Ross. Take it? Ask for his Conforto instead? Counter with Ray or Pomeranz?

    Thanks!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Wombat: Try for Conforto if you think you can get him

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Wombat: NP

      • Wombat says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  7. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    So I see the score of the Cubs game and I think, cool, and then I remember I only own one Cub, Jason Heyward, really, 16-0 and dude has ZERO RBI…

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: did get a couple hits and two runs though… Baby steps.

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @JakeTPE: yup, agreed.

    • Donslaughtonslaught says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: in fairness I expected me to be like 0-5 with a hit by pitch or something.

  8. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    I must say the blog page is starting to look like a NASCAR, car, what with all the ads..lol

    • JashFath

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      @Malicious Phenoms: The only thing worse than ads is people who complain about ads. You act like Grey put the ads there just to annoy you personally. Oh, I am sorry these revenue-generating ads, that probably don’t even pay him that much are a nuisance to you as you read his FREE fantasy advice.

      Get Adblock Plus. There is no excuse for not having it, this is 2016. Unless you are over 60 and have trouble with the internet, in which case, please include me in your will. Love ya gramps!

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Malicious Phenoms: like he said, ad blocker is completely free, i don’t know how anybody goes around on internet without it.

  9. Nick says:
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    Dynasty …
    the guy badly wants Corey or Lindor

    he offered :
    2B Zobrist + SP Archer / Liriano / Matz / Heaney + 1st round draft pick

    my 2Bs are : schoop or Lawrie
    my pitching: Cueto / Tanaka / Chen / YVentura / Lackey / J.Nelson / Erasmo Ram / B.Snell

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Nick: In a Dynasty I wud not want Zob, he is what 34 and the Cubs have tons of options at MI..Keep Corey (Seager?) and Lindor..You will be glad you did.

    • Grey

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      @Nick: Are you saying he offered Zobrist and 4 SPs or Zobrist and one of those? If latter, forget it

      • Nick says:
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        @Grey:

        he’s offering Zob and 4 SPs !!

  10. JakeTPE says:
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    Hi Grey. Happy Friday!

    Catcher update: Yasmani Grandal (1-1) pinch hit GWRBI! How do you say that? (“Gwirby?”) Looking forward to your Buy/Sell catcher, but I may stick w/YG!

    Also tuned in to see Arrieta’s final inning and the Cubs announcers were commenting on how Heyward was starting to find his stroke. So Heyward owners keep the faith!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: GWRBI FTW! Hope so on Heyward

  11. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    You think Arrieta was great yesterday, how about this for great:

    Over his last 24 regular season starts, Arrieta is an unreal 20-1 with a 0.86 ERA.

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @JakeTPE: If I am the Orioles I replace what ever clown coaches thy have developing their young arms, cause they suck at their jobs.

        • JakeTPE says:
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          @Malicious Phenoms: Totally. Gotta feel for Orioles fans a bit. “Why can’t we get pitchers like that?”

          • Swfcdan says:
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            @JakeTPE: Orioles don’t care about pitching, they try and win every game 10-8!

  12. Will says:
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    Tomas, Khris Davis, Ozuna or Desmond? All are on waivers

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Will: Ozuna

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Will: I could see F being right though, toss up

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Yeah i was in between those two as well

        • Will says:
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          @JeF WiTh 1 F: what about Revere and Grichuk as other options? Would either of them be better than Ozuna or Davis? This would be a bench bat and fill in at UTIL and OF when needed (unless they get hot and I leave them in all the time)

          • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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            @Will: Revere if you need speed but other than that its still Ozuna or Davis

  13. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    You were en fuego this morning! That Cueto blurb!!!

    What do you think about this new 20% walk rate Rasmus? All of a sudden he seems like an OBP OPS league all star.

    Also – no joke – I literally had a dream that I benched Delino and he stole 10 bases in a game. Is this what started happening to you with Giancarlo before the restraining order???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Thanks! Yes, you’re on dangerous ground with Delino… Rasmus is hot until he’s done it for more than 3 weeks

  14. You'rekillingmesmalls says:
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    Great Prince tribute Grey!

  15. BERK! says:
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    I was offered Segura for Eickhoff. It’s a keeper league and I got Eickhoff for nothing but still good for me to take Mean Jean?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @BERK!:take Segura

  16. Slam says:
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    Who would you want out of Soler, WilMyers, and Khris Davis?

    League counts slugging and obp

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Slam: For me it’s Myers

  17. Tigres says:
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    I’m on my sixth catcher this year. Who I already dropped for tomorrow. Can I get to 20? 30? It’s Frankencatcher run amok. No Q here cuz, you know, catchers. Wait, I can ask an OF question! Khrush or corey dickerson in OBP league?

    • Letsgoletsgo says:
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      @Tigres: is it a ongoing roto league? Season long? I ask because we switched to weekly h2h roto and I literally have not had a catcher since week 1 and am in 3rd place. I might eventually get one but right now I’m taking punting to a new extreme and not even rostering one.. Holding high upside arms instead.

      • Tigres says:
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        Season long roto. Last yr I had highest hitting score, with 3 good months of Vogt and then pretty much nothing. Could see punting entirely in a H2h.

      • Tigres says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  18. Donald Trump says:
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    That was a great opening you wrote. This is why I read this every day. You are so good at this. Well done.

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Donald Trump: Grey knows words. Grey has the best words.

  19. Fungazi says:
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    Bam, Cano is full late bloom right now!

  20. Q says:
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    Picked up Rosario on Sunday. Wasn’t in lineup for few days. So yesterday grabbed Arcia. Who sat for Rosario. Sigh. I wish whoever was playing the next day would wear a raspberry beret or something so I knew. Sure they could find one second-hand

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @Q:
      Facing a lefty today in a NL park

  21. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    Who’s the best streaming option for this weekend?
    Medlen vs. BAL
    Holland @ CHW
    Ray vs. PIT
    Shoemaker vs. SEA

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Bobbo: Ray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bobbo: Without looking at Stream-o-nator, I’d guess Shoemaker

  22. Dr.Evil says:
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    Have Kershaw, Liriano, Rodon, Matz, Sanchez and Severino as my SP staff in a 6×6 league with ERA, WHIP, K, QS, K/BB, and NSVH. I streamed from Severino’s spot through the last start but after decent last start hesitant to drop him. I was wondering if you though Blair was worth dropping any of my current rotation.

    Also still questioning SS position: AVG, HR, R, RBI, OPS, SB
    Have: Castro, Desmond
    Available: Nunez, Escobar, Ahmed

      • Jake says:
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        @Grey:

        Gausman a better stash than Blair?

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  23. Q says:
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    I’m in a 12 team keeper league where I have Arrieta and can keep him for one more year, in the third round. I drafted a ton of good litchi this year. (Salazar, Cmart, Walker, Ventura, Nola, Darvish on DL.) Would it be crazy to see if I can get a top 10 hitter back for Arrieta right now? Anyone in the top 10 you wouldn’t take for Arrieta?

    • Letsgoletsgo says:
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      @Q: I’m no grey but I feel like I would take any top 10-15 hitter for arrieta.. Seeing you need that position.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Q: Without Arrieta your staff is very upsidey and takes a big step back…Id keep him unless you get blown away.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Q: I love litchi, but agree with F, depends who you can get, and if you need him

      • Q says:
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        @Grey: Whelp, guess i have to call pitching “litchi” from here out. Thanks for the thoughts.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  24. The Great Knoche says:
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    Solid Razzball tribute.

    Who you keeping out of this bunch. 2 of 4

    Liriano
    Shields
    Santiago
    Moore

  25. Letsgoletsgo says:
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    Hey Grey, happy Friday.

    In a 10 team keep forever league, weekly roto h2h, what side of these trades would you be on. $10 is the minimum keeper price

    1) Juan nicasio/joc pederson ($10)/ odorizzi for $10 Harvey and Brett Laurie

    2) $10 Nomar Mazara/ Jason hammel for $25 Chris Davis/ Lawrie

    3) Odorizzi/ Jaime Garcia/ $10 joc pederson for $18 Puig/ $13 Todd Frazier

    4) Odorizzi/ Nola for Todd Frazier

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Letsgoletsgo: 1) Harvey 2) Davis 3) Frazier 4) Frazier

  26. Dangerfield 51 says:
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    Please rank;

    Kiermaier, Rasmus, Domingo, Piscotty and Grichuk.
    Also any of these guys worth a #1 waiver claim?

    Thanks, have a great weekend.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Dangerfield 51: Nah…Assuming this isn’t a really deep league….Domingo

      • Eric says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:

        You rank Domingo ahead of Rasmus?

      • Dangerfield 51 says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:
        10 team keeper, start 5 outfielders. Piscotty and Grichuk are on my roster. The other 3 have been recently dropped. My bad for wording the post wrong.

        So would Kiermaier, Rasmus or Dominngo be worth dropping either Piscotty or Grichuk for?

        Thanks

  27. I am the Walrus says:
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    Blair is being called up. Should I drop any of these?
    Karns
    Graveman
    Leake
    Estrada
    E.Ramirez

  28. Ray says:
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    How much do you trust Rich Hill? As far as you can throw him? As far as you can brusquely shove him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ray: Does it matter? You start him until he proves you otherwise

  29. Harper'sBetterThanTrout says:
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    Would u start Moore today? And Aaron Sanchez?
    Stream o nator doesn’t like’em but they have been good.

      • Hawk says:
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        @Grey:
        Moore’s a lefty in Yankee Stadium facing an offensive offense that can barely get runners into scoring position and is something like 0-10,000 so far this season when they do. I’m starting everyone vs. the Yanks until they show me a reason not to.

        Sanchez vs. Oakland? Yep, definitely starting him too

      • Harper'sBetterThanTrout says:
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        @Hawk: @Grey:

        Moore at NYY
        Aaron vs OAK

        Thank you @Hawk.

  30. steve says:
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    Which side do you like:

    Give- Mesoraco and Andrus

    Get- Salvador Perez and Desmond

    • Gareth says:
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      @steve: Sal and Desmond.

  31. Himynameis says:
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    Michael Pineda and nicasio for Polanco?

    Jamie Garcia for Polanco?

    Joc pederson for Polanco?

    It’s a 3 year contract keeper league, pederson and Polanco in their first years

    Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Himynameis: If your getting Polanco in those then yes…the Garcia one is the best for you but id be shocked if you got Polanco for that….Not even sure you’ll get him for the other two offers.

  32. Itsfriday says:
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    Could you give me a snapshot of current ROS rankings:

    Nola, Nicasio, Hammel, Garcia, Odorizzi

    Thanks. I’m trying to trade all of my AL east pitchers since they give me duodenal ulcers looking at their matchups every 5 days

  33. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Man, looking at Bryan Shaw’s last 6 appearances….0 ER, then 5 ER. 0 ER, then 4 ER.

    It’s like Russian Roulette.

  34. Wild Thing says:
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    Would you trade JD Martinez $13 (2 years) for Harvey $18 (2 years)? I have a lot of pitching but also a lot of OF.

  35. Doc says:
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    Does Brock Shaw belong to the same yacht club as Logan Forsythe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Doc: Ha, yup

  36. me here says:
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    Thanks Grey – I reminisced about last year when I did exactly that….drafted Arrietta in the 8th. I’m hoping for a repeat with Syndegaard this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @me here: Noah’s a solid one

  37. Kas says:
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    Morning Grey,

    At catcher, who do you like more ROS: Castillo or Saltalamacchia?

    3B: Harrison or Lawrie?

    Pitcher: Chen, Teheran, Iwakuma, Fiers?

    As always, thanks for your help and enjoy the weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kas: Welington….Lawrie….Chen

  38. The Situation says:
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    @Grey: Speaking of buying low on Price, would you move Goldy and Arrieta for Trout and Price?

    12-team, 6×6 H2H (w/BBs and Holds), keep 10, w/no price tag or year limit. Trout has been pretty untouchable in this format- maybe this is the time to leverage Arrieta?

    Staff would be: Price, Kluber, Liriano, Walker, Richards, Odorizzi, McCullers, Nola, Conley (usually need to trot out 8-10 starters in this deep roster league). Thanks!!!

  39. Harper'sBetterThanTrout says:
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    I need a decent 2B. Is Brantley for Dozier a bad idea? What 2B could I target offering Brantley?

  40. mauledbypandas says:
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    that first paragraph… like Faulkner had a baby that they called Kerouac who then proceeded to read his version of the news. * clap clap *

  41. Gator says:
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    Is it worth stashing Homer Bailey on the bench? Is he a Top 50 pitcher from the point of his return forward?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Gator: Nope

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gator: Agree with F

  42. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 OPS

    Drop d’Arnaud for Wellington, Grandal or Saltalamacchia?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @TOGMAN: Wellington…but id hold a few more games, dArnaud looks like hes coming around

  43. RePete says:
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    Pick one SP to stash on the DL in a 14-Team H2H League: Cobb, Bailey, or Norris?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @RePete: Norris

  44. peacecoast says:
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    Bruised his thumb and will be out a couple of days. That’s the thumb Hamilton uses to bum rides to 1st base.

    GOLD

  45. web says:
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    Saunders over Parra Or Freeman utility spit?

    Worth dropping Hendricks for Eickhoff, Hill or Pomeranz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @web: Freeman…. Hill

  46. Gareth says:
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    Got offered Trevor Story and Xander Bogaerts for My Joey Votto and Nomar Mazara.

    I countered with a straight up swap of Bogaerts for Mazara.

    This sound like a fair deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gareth: It’s fair (for Xander)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good to turn down

  47. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Arrieta + Cole + Pomz in NL-Only H2H = Sexy Time this week. No other starts necessary.

    Would you be willing to give up any of the following for Adonis (in this order??)?

    Finnegan, Nicasio, Pomz/Eickhoff. Eickhoff is $2 and Nicasio is $7.

    • Pugs & Slugs says:
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      @Pugs & Slugs: I also have VV and Hendricks.

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Sorry about the confusion. I have the following pitching staff:
        SP Arrieta, Cole, Hendricks, Velasquez, Nicasio, Eickhoff, Finnegan, Pomeranz
        RP Rondon, Vizcaino, Strickland, Neris

        Would you be willing to trade any of the following for A. Garcia in a NL-Only Keeper H2H? If so, what order would you be willing to part with them. I put them in order of who I think I’d trade first.

        Finnegan, Nicasio ($7), Pomz, Eickhoff ($2).

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Finnegan for Adonis, assuming you need a 3B

          • Pugs & Slugs says:
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            @Grey: I have Franco, so I don’t. But there aren’t any other teams looking to trade away a hitter with some pop that gets regular ABs unless I look to deal my top 4 guys.

            • Grey

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              Don’t see the point then

              • Pugs & Slugs says:
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                @Grey: Good to know. It’s just really difficult this year with my offense struggling in an OBP league. Here’s my lineup. If Pollock wasn’t hurt, I wouldn’t feel so desperate to get another bat.

                Ca Castillo
                1B Goldschmidt
                2B LeMehieu
                3B Franco
                SS Villar
                INF Piscotty
                OF Ozuna, Santana, Duvall, Hazelbaker
                Util. Pollock

                I really appreciate your feedback.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It’s early, don’t panic, your offense is solid

  48. Pu$$y Control says:
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    I have 4 of the same player in an 11 team 6 keeper league. I need to drop/trade one to get some other flavors on my fantasy stick. Especially steal flavor. Abreu, Fielder, Carter, Belt. Abreu obviosly can’t be dropped but his trade value is low. Carter might be able to traded for something. Dyson is sitting on waivers and I am considering dropping Belt for him. It seems like I might regret that, but I need to diversify or else I will get Left Behind…and I am talking about the Kirk Cameron Jesus Rapture movie.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Pu$$y Control: Carter is the guy to drop if you have to drop one…Keep Belt

  49. Nick says:
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    Are either Matt Adams or Avisail Garcia Ellen holding onto in a keeper league? They’ve been permanent bench riders for a couple of years now while I hold out hope.

    • Pu$$y Control says:
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      @Nick: How many teams in the league? How many keepers?

      • nick says:
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        @Pu$$y Control:

        12 teams, 25 player rosters, and unlimited keepers. Players are unkeepable if they hit the waiver wire through the course of the year, and have to be acquired through the yearly draft to get keeper status.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Nick: You can drop

      • Pu$$y Control says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Garcia is the only one I would wait a little longer on if I was able to. He plays every day and has potential, only 24 years old. I have dropped him in my 11 man 25 player roster (6 keepers) because Nomar Mazara was out there. I also dropped Fat for Chris Carter. Probably can drop them both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: Agree with F

  50. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    I give up: Encarnacion, Cueto and prospect J.P. Crawford for Rizzo and Hamels. Thoughts? Do it or hold?

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        JeF WiTh 1f

        He rejected it. He wants to do Cueto and Encarnacion for A Gon and Hamels and two bottom prospects

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: It only works if you get Rizzo….Doesnt work for you with A gone in my opinion

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            JeF WiTh 1 F what about this

            I give Cueto, e5 and Snell
            I get Hamels, a gon and Berrios

            Reject or ask for Rizzo

            • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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              @Scott Kimmel: Ask for Rizzo…I dont see where you get better in this deal without him.

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                >JeF WiTh 1 F he said no to Rizzo. Says he loses all parts of the deal

                • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                  @Scott Kimmel: Fuck him then, Move on

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    JeF WiTh 1 F what i had forgotten to mention was I have Papi, Votto and Posey that can play 1B with E5. Would you then move E5 with what I have at 1B or should I stay with E5 and forget about Rizzo since he wont move him?

                    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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                      @Scott Kimmel: Yeah im fine with moving E5 but you lose that deal without Rizzo…not sure what other options you have though

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        JeF WiTh 1 F

        He also has Rizzo

  51. Scott says:
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    Somebody dropped Pedroia in one league where I already have Altuve and Schoop.

    1) Should I put in a claim for him over one of these guys?
    2) Should I drop my UTIL, Granderson for him and use him as a UTIL?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scott: Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Agree with F

  52. Fatty Matty says:
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    Sonny, Samardzija, Nola, Moore ….you benching any of these guys today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fatty Matty: I don’t know everyone’s matchup

      • Fatty Matty says:
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        @Grey:
        Sonny @ Toronto
        Samardzija vs Miami
        Nola @ Milwaukee
        Moore @ NYY

        You sitting any of these guys today?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nola, Moore, Sonny, depends on league size

          • Cubs08-Theo says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks…. my team ERA blows right now so I’m trying to be smart about who I start and sit… so, of the four, I should only start Samardzija?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah

  53. Chris says:
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    My Frazier and Joc for his J.D.? 5×5 OBP

    Current OF is Marte/Polanco and then Joc/DeShields/Trumbo

    Moves Franco to 3B

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chris: Works for me if you have Franco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Agree with F

  54. Zeus says:
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    Wow, 16-0 in the Arrietta no no. Addison Russell must have got me some stats. What? 0-6? Super

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeus: Ha, ouch

  55. Gareth says:
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    I just dropped Hoover and picked up Dyson today.

    I feel good plugging Dyson in as Hoover blows and has been carpet bombed so far.

    In a vacuum is this a good move. or will it suck?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Gareth: Good

  56. Gareth says:
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    G3!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Gareth: And the season has officially begun

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @Gareth: last year this at least used to indicate 3 posts, not always in a row, but at least the total count was correct. your abacus is getting worse.

  57. Owen Simring says:
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    You think Rasmus is just on a hot streak, or has he established a new talent level. Picked him up off waivers in 3 leagues 2 days ago so I’m obviously hoping for the latter.

  58. royce! says:
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    Nice use of apophasis in the Cody Allen blurb- you should run for office!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!: Thanks! Apophasis is also bath bubbles I use, will assume you mean other definition

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: I’m not even gonna mention Grey’s bath bubbles…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prolly for best

  59. Stove says:
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    In a 20-team dynasty league. I’m currently in rebuilding mode–yes/no to making this deal:

    send: Odorizzi+Souza Jr+Neftali Feliz
    get: David Peralta+Jeremy Hazelbaker+Brandon Finnegan/ArrrrrrodysVizkayno(whatever, I tried)?

    my current pitching staff consists of Pineda, Odorizzi, Joe and Tyson Ross, Alex Cobb, Shane Greene, Rich Hill.
    I’d really like to get Finnegan as the third piece…I like his potential and i’d have control over him (NICE) for another six seasons.

    OF situation is gnarly–Lorenzo Cain, Souza Jr, Kiermaier, (pieces).

    HR, RBI, R, SB, AVG, OBP/ERA, WHIP, K, W, SV, HLD are the categories.

  60. Randy Bobandy says:
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    Saunders had 2 more hits!

  61. HolyGhostClaw says:
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    Yo yo Grey! Great Friday morning write-up and looking forward to this afternoon’s Buy/Sell.

    Couple of questions:

    1. Why does the Stream-O-Nator hate Aaron Sanchez? Hes ranked as the 22nd best starting option today, was #15 last outing and #29 the outing before that. Can you guys have a talk with him and see what his problem is?

    2. In a vacuum, who do you want? Chris Archer or Freddie Freeman?

    Thanks, and keep up the good work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @HolyGhostClaw: 1. SON is racist (I don’t know, question for Rudy) 2. Archer

  62. Robert says:
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    Drop severino for ja happ or robbie ray?

  63. EggsOdorizzi says:
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    Is this a fair trade?:

    Give Adam Jones and Wainwright

    Get Alex Wood, LeMahieu and Hazelbaker

  64. D'arnaudoubt says:
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    Drop Eick(me)hoff for a McHugh spot start?

  65. job3rd says:
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    Good stuff Grey, as usual.

    Should I start Corbin vs Pirates today? SON says ‘meh’.

    • job3rd says:
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      @job3rd: Have Corbin in 2 leagues, one league is180 start-12-Teamer and the other is 200 start Max, 10-teamer …if it matters. Thanks!

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @job3rd: Start him

  66. Phil of the Future says:
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    Yo, BB!
    Had a great day yesterday. Know why? I didn’t have any SPs going!

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: I’ve started shopping Archer around. Manager says he’s just not locating his fastball, but some inside feel he’s wearing down from throwing so many sliders. I’m not sure what to think.

        What pitchers would you take for him at this point, honestly? I was thinking maybe I could get Price and Hendricks or something. Maybe Walker and Gausman? I don’t know. Just bouncing ideas….

        • Grey

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          I’d take Price…Not Walker/Gausman, that’s not good, BB…

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: Yeah i know, i’m trying to resist the urge to panic!

            If I had a reliable ace my main league team would be quite formidable. I thought Arch was an easy call. Oh well!

            • Grey

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              Yeah, I hear ya, I have Archer killing my RCL team

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: Shared pain hurts less

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  It still hurts though, huh?

                  • Phil of the Future says:
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                    @Grey: Yes it does, my friend.

  67. The JoGarza says:
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    Grey,

    12-team H2H league. Odorizzi was dropped. Worth using #2 waiver. I actually don’t really need SP, but it looks like his worst starts were against BOS and BAL.

  68. Paul says:
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    Someone in my league wants to trade scherzer because of his bad start, i think he is crazy, he said two pitchers or SS and pitcher

    I have Tulo but nothing really on waivers i would like to keep him

    my pitchers are kyle hendricks, dallas keuchel, felix hernandez, t. walker, jordan zimmerman, JA Happ, V. Velasquez, Y. Ventura, and K. Gausman.

    I was looking to trade zimmerman high idk if he would go for that, what would be the most you would trade for him and what are possible trade package ideas for me to offer

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Paul: Zimmerman and Velasquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: Agree with F

      • Paul says:
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        @Grey: He wants me to add gausman and do a 3 for 2 is that too much, but he wants to offer finnagan back who i would prolly drop maybe i can ask for someone else too

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Paul: Add Gausman

          • Paul says:
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            @JeF WiTh 1 F: I may also have a trade tulo for archer, or stick with the pitchers for Scherzer?

            • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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              @Paul: Stick with Max

  69. Uglee says:
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    Bench McHugh today against Boston? H2H, and its a close matchup, but I have Sanchez, Quintana, and Samardijagahdlajs going today….

    Thanks!

      • Uglee says:
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        @Grey:

        Sale or Arrieta ROY

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Arrieta

  70. 740 says:
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    wssup Grey, need help

    10team h2h standard 10cats.

    Sano for my Stroman, Velasquez …..thoughts on trade?

    thank u!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @740: If you have pitching to spare i’d do it based on those two probably getting shut down late or having starts skipped….Stroman barely pitched last year so they wont push him this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @740: Sano side

  71. Carlos says:
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    Grey!

    I have had to been more proactive with offense on this team because so many bats are so cold and Blackmon is on the DL. The league counts the traditional hitting categories plus walks.

    C- R Martin
    1b- Abreu
    2b- Kipnis
    3b- Frazier
    SS- Seager
    MI- Lawrie
    CI- Feeeman
    OF- McCutchen, Trumbo, JD Martinez
    UTIL- Heyward, Reynolds
    Bench- C Carter, Grichuk, Blackmon (DL)

    I picked up Reynolds for the weekend series at Coors. Do you think Lind is a better short term option?

    Also, K Davis is on waivers. Would you drop C Carter or Grichuk for him? This team is cold as ICE.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carlos: Nah, can go Rockies…. Grichuk for Davis

  72. Tod says:
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    Lindor or price

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tod: Lindor

  73. Scott says:
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    Pick two rest of season:

    Soler, Lamb or Khris Davis

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Scott: Baaaah and Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scott: Agree with F

  74. Boswell says:
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    Pitchers are
    Salazar
    Corbin
    Rodon
    Nola
    Ross
    Iglesias
    Pomeranz
    Severino

    Relievers axford, dyson, Gomez , uehara, may
    Saves/ holds

    Have gausman coming back Monday but still want to stream a spot.

    Drop severino add gausman, drop a reliever for streamers during the week only went 5 this week to try and win holds. Or drop Pomeranz with a start against @lad late next week and use him for sf start Monday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Boswell: Drop Uehara for streamer

      • Boswell says:
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        @Grey: drop severino to add gausman?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh

          • Boswell says:
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            @Grey: severino next 3 starts, @rangers, Boston, @boston

            Gausman next 3 @rays, white sox, yankees

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gausman

  75. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Lost Kela in a holds league where I also own Tolleson and Dyson from TEX. Should I grab Diekman and his microscopic WHIP (that’s what she said) to keep TEX locked down, or go with Givens and his sexytime Ks?

  76. Fungazi says:
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    Giving Soler 3 more days to do something. I see you moving on from him mostly. He’s going against Jon Mascot, Dan Straily and Alfredo Simon this weeknd.

  77. Boswell says:
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    Need a win, best option for that would be ?
    Shoemaker vs Seattle (Miley)
    Peavy vs Jose Fernandez
    Chase Anderson vs Phillies (Morton)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Boswell: No idea where these games are, Shoemaker

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Boswell: I guess Chase for a win…Phillies are awful.

  78. Jurickson BROfar says:
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    Dear all knwoing one,

    I am too embarrassed to even ask, but are we dropping Pujols for Chris Carter in a 10 teamer?

      • Jurickson BROfar says:
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        @Grey: I am starting to lose it.

        I moved Arrietta for Just Dongs preseason and I felt amazing about it. I wish someone would have told me that Jake turned down Susan Sarandon the last 21 outings.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA

  79. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 5×5 h2h
    What the hell do I do with Erasmo Ramirez? I’ve been holding onto him and keeping him in the lineup so the wins have been nice, but long term what do you see happening? Is he worth holding onto? Drop him for any of the following or hold? Talking ROS not short term. Thanks!
    Medlen
    Ray
    Berrios
    Glasnow
    Holland
    Griffin
    Straily

  80. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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    I was all about Ian Desmond this year for that cheap SS power. I mean, when the nation is clowning you for turning down that multi-year deal, you have to prove something, right? Or he’s just terrible at baseball now and my previous sentence is pointless and wrong.

    So Mobb Deep and Smif-N-Wessun performed 4 blocks from my place last night and I found out about it at 11pm. I mean, 4 measly blocks. Jacoby Ellsbury could’ve thrown a baseball and hit the venue from my place….well, maybe with five or six throws, but just you never mind that. I now know the disappointment in myself that my parents have felt all these years.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Never pointless, never wrong…. You live in the Boogie Down?

      • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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        No, apparently they are on a small tour for the 20th anniversary of “Hell on Earth”. They were at a venue that holds about 300 people, that would have been so great.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, that would’ve been amazing, once in a lifetime shizz right there, Noisewater, you dropped said ball

          • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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            Sad emoji

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Don’t ever let your emojis be sad around me, you hear me, Noisewater!

              • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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                Sorry, just had a Quiet Storm come over me that had me Shook….Ones. I tried.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Don’t wallow, Noisewater!

  81. J-Money says:
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    Good Morning Grey!

    6×6 OPS…K. Davis, Souza, Pagan. In that order?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  82. knucks says:
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    Gonna wake up one of these mornings in May and realize that Trevor Baur is getting Saves in CLE. Anyone with me???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, could be

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Pardon, **Bauer**. But that would be quite the boom for his street cred in the rap community, I would imagine.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @knucks: Not with his control issues.

  83. Tim Rashkin says:
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    Ahhh more tasty Grey articles, me love you long time… In my 10 team H2H points league what do you think of this trade?

    GIVE – Story, Osuna, Trumbo
    GET – Heyward, Archer

    I have Xander for SS and Rondon/Chapman for CL (with plenty of stop gaps to pickup)… my other OF is Stanton / Springer so this is OF3 spot where I’ve struggled this year.I also have Segura for 2B and backup SS if Xander gets hurt… with other 2B options out there.

    Mostly enjoyed Archer this year and thinking might be good buy low. I picked up Story after draft and Osuna was a fill in till Chapman.. so it feels good initially to me… thanks you stud!!!!

    • Tim Rashkin says:
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      @Tim Rashkin: I meant mostly enjoyed Archer LAST year when I had him previously :-)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

      • Tim Rashkin says:
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        @Grey: Danke very much!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  84. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Who you start or bench Verlander today vs Indians, in a innings max league..thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

      • JohnnyBeGood says:
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        @Grey: cool thanks, have a great weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  85. Paul O'Neil says:
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    Happy Friday Grey!
    I’m looking for a realistic trade target for T Story. Got a weak outfield so trying to find the right tier OF. Would a struggling Cargo be too high of an ask? Is this question worth asking?! Where am I?
    Thanx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try it

  86. Cubs08-Theo says:
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    In an OBP league, should I drop Montero for Cervelli?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Rice says:
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        @Grey: Cervelli has a nice 4 game trip to Coors next week too.

  87. Rice says:
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    Really hesitant to start Archer next week (vs BAL, vs TOR) until he shows me a good game. Start Archer or one of these other guys?

    Smyly vs. TOR
    Rodon @ BAL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly

      • Rice says:
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        @Grey: That’s what I thought. A special thanks to your “Gluttony” tier (Matz, Rodon, Walker). I got all three and it’s looking great!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  88. Boswell says:
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    Need runs, 2b,3b,avg,obp
    Start deshields vs Quintana.
    Or lamb vs niese

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShizz

  89. What’s it called when you pick up a SAGNOF for steals and he hits a homer with 3 rbi’s?

    Thanks for everything Grey!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Life, no problem

  90. web says:
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    Hill or Santiago Over Hendricks?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  91. SallyCips says:
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    What up, Grey.

    Tomas is intriguing, and in my only league this season, I only have one bench spot and trying to get some position eligibility right now. Would you drop Gattis for him or Kike Hernandez?

    Thanks, dude, hope all is well!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kike

      • SallyCips says:
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        @Grey: Nice, he’s the one I was thinking of more. Thanks, boo.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @SallyCips: Hey hes my boo, back off bitch

  92. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, need to start two of the following, who do you like?

    gausman (17.8) – @tb, vs cws
    wood (14.9) – vs sd
    colon (13.9) – vs cin
    rodon (-1.8) – @bal
    fiers (5.4) – @oak

    also, been singing “my boss was willie mcgee” all morning. thanks for that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Gausman, Wood

  93. joe says:
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    listening to the YES broadcast yesterday and one of the announcers was talking about how severino doesn’t have a breaking pitch (has slider, change) that can change eye level (e.g. tanaka split, big curve) so batters can see ball/strike out of the hand -> less k’s. however he does have electric stuff. i found that kinda interesting

    rosario or c-dick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is interesting… Can he get his breaking stuff back….Dickerson

  94. Austin Millbarge says:
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    5×5 AL Only. Pujols and ARod both killing my roster. Napoli, Valbuena, Hardy, Nunez available. Who do I take or none? One bench space open. Who goes to bench?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nunez, Pujols to bench until he does something

  95. Wywyz says:
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    trade Dozier for Archer? Or try Dickerson and Jeanmar for Archer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson/Jeanmar

  96. Wilsonian says:
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    Bottom of my lineup looks like this:

    OF: Domingo
    UTIL: Segura
    UTIL: Carter
    BN: Lamb
    BN: Franco (what the hell do you do with this guy, he’s awful?)

    Would you dump anyone for any of the following:

    Moosetacos
    Rosario
    Tomas
    K.Davis

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moose over Lamb, play over Carter

  97. Q says:
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    No love at all for my Prince tribute above? Not as wordsmithy as you, but at least 3 out of 10…. Did you miss it? 4:24 AM?

    Also, there is now another Q, so I might have to come up with a glyph symbol like Prince on dis bad boy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  98. web says:
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    Hill or Santiago ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santiago

  99. Rich says:
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    Do I deal Maikel Franco and Tyson Ross for Chris Sale, just Franco for Chris Archer, or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sale

  100. The Fridge says:
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    What do I do with Pedro Alvarez? Drop him for Ozuna or Taylor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop, Ozuna

  101. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Russell Martin @ 0.130, next to no counting stats…I wasn’t expecting 20 HR again, but something would be nice…when do i consider Ramos, Salty or Yadi?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Joe Shmoe: Yesterday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  102. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    10 team roto 5×5.

    Save prospecting. Drop any of Dyson, Giles or Jepsen for Dan Hudson?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  103. Scott says:
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    For CI, Freese or Jaso?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jaso

  104. Nico says:
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    I got questions!

    1. What’s up w/ Eovaldi? All signs point to positive regression (or PROgression), but looks like he’s throwing a lot of changeup and it’s getting crushed… Will this be another season of good xFIP bad ERA?

    2. Buy low on Price or stay away? Guys FB velocity has dropped like Dwayne Johnson!

    3. This coming from a Mets fan and Syndergaard owner, is Thor not the sexiest man alive? Please confirm.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I wouldn’t own him right now 2. Read post 3. Yeah

      • Nico says:
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        @Grey: Ah, missed that last sentence. Thanks and enjoy your weekend!

        • Mordacious Levator says:
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          @Nico: you don’t need to use the word “postive” for regression to mean what you want it to mean here. about 2 people at razzball seemingly know this. jaywrong and i forget the other one.

  105. Bryant blurb…HA!

    I heard ARod walked up to “Kiss” last night…perfect.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…Rudy wrote Bryant blurb

  106. Wywyz says:
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    I have 4 pitchers occupying my 3 DL spots (Norris, Cobb, Heaney, Eduardo). Would you drop any to pick up Melvin Upton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: do You think Heaney is bad ROS or just injured and done?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Injured

  107. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    I’m thinking Milwaukee knew something when they sent Gomez for Santana. Santana may already be the better player.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think it was pretty obvious after seeing Gomez last year

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: I was looking at draft recaps when I wrote it. Like to get a feel of where a player was drafted before I do the buy low. Just went through 5 leagues quick 31, 31, 35, 42, and 44. I don’t think people got the message yet. Those are pretty high picks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, agreed, I was out on him this year

  108. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    ROS Who do you like more? Rasmus or Tomas? Why is Steamer so low on Rasmus?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rasmus

  109. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    Grabbed Utley going into Coors in one league looking for some vetard strength.

    • knucks says:
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      @Toe Knee Arm Ass: Yes! I’m either going Utley or Kendrick here for the weekend. With plans to drop on Sunday night and add Jaso leading off in Coors for four straight games next week. Isn’t really another decent PIT bat available for me, but could use the potential Runs/OBP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  110. Kyle Kendrick says:
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    Would you lose Severino for Santiago?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  111. apoxonbothyourhouses says:
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    Drop Eickhoff for Blair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  112. Funky says:
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    Dynasty –
    Machado / Gomez / Bregman / 1st round pick
    for
    McCutchen / Rendon / Story / Maeda

    My offense looks like this:
    C Ramos
    1B A Gonzalez
    2B Kipnis
    3B Beltre
    SS Machado
    IF Hosmer
    OF Rasmus
    OF Pagan
    OF BJUpton
    UT Park
    BN Tulo, Gomez, Duffy
    DL Blackmon, Brantley

    OF is ugly with the injuries, not to mention I lost and traded Pollock as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  113. Swfcdan says:
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    Greyt roundup as always, you must devote hours to these each evening as they are much more in depth than other sites!

    Deeper (16 teamer with OBP over BA and TB over HR’s). M Cabrera/Jefress for Fielder/C-Mart/Rodney, which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      tHanks! Miggy

  114. Joe says:
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    Better add: Lamb or Yasmany?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lamb

  115. SDB says:
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    Heyo Grey!

    Would you trade Trevor Story for Carlos Gomez?
    I feel like the sell high on Story is slip slippin’ away as he comes back to earth, but Gomez, is he headed to the bench?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t have drafted Gomez, nothing’s changed

  116. Vinny Boombatz says:
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    The sheeps are fastest in Wyoming.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      See, didn’t know that

  117. Wywyz says:
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    Trade Marte and Dozier for Trout?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout

  118. Chris says:
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    Pick 2: Tomas, Pedroia, Chris Carter, Souza, Upton (Melvin), Rajai Davis. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tomas, Carter, depends on needs

  119. Jake says:
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    Would you drop Rendon for Kike Her. or Panik? Or are we holding out hopes that Rendon recaptures his former skill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  120. Ryan Doumit says:
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    Trade offer… I have two offered to me in a 12 team H2H:

    HanRam & Story for Grienke – I receive Grienke

    Aaron Sanchez & C. Seager for Braun – I get Braun

    If I accept both, it would deplete my SS position and would need to grab a JJ Hardy type of player.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither

      • Ryan Doumit says:
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        @Grey: Danke.

  121. Norbs says:
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    Happy Friday! Questions for a 10-tm weekly H2H redraft 6×5 (OPS added) league:
    1. have Russel at 2B & Lawrie on bench (one was insurance in case Story failed to impress). Drop one/ both for Segura or Panik or Walker?
    2. Current SP: Thor – JoFer – Walker – Iglesias -Matz – Corbin – Hendricks – Chen – Corbin (start 5 each week). Drop any for Moore and/or Pomeranz ?
    Thanks as always

  122. Eric says:
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    Graveman or Santiago?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santiago

  123. I also have Arrieta on every team…and shit on banana plants to make them produce large fruit, and flowers that smell of freshly chewed hops…there used to be a maple tree in my way, that has since bowed in such a way as to allow me easier passage, and when I walk by it, it drips fresh syrup right in my mouth…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BB 4 MVP

      • @Grey: Ah shucks you noticed…

  124. Boswell says:
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    Shoemaker vs Seattle in Anaheim or chase Anderson vs Philly in Milwaukee

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shoemaker

  125. Frank White says:
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    Sup Grey.. I got 2 Iffy pitchers on my squad, Iwakuma and Chen and it’s not being racist.. Lol Anyway i want to drop Iwakuma cause Rich Hill is out there but if i grab Hill now I’ll loose a start tomorrow. Would you chance it and wait until tomorrow or is Hill not worth it?? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  126. Can Finnegan close now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did he leave the door open again?

      • @Grey: He left in a Wake…and now all the earwigs are climbing in my flowerpots…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hope that’s not literal

          • @Grey: Here comes everybody!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  127. omar says:
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    9 Team AL Only 5×5 Stadard Roto

    Which side?

    Kyle Seager
    Nomar Mazara
    Roberto Osuna
    Sean Doolittle

    vs

    Carlos Gomez
    Justin Upton
    Drew Smyly

    Merci !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  128. Brian says:
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    16 team dynasty h2h with QS and k/bb. I have gausman coming off the DL. drop peavy, davies, or verrett? we don’t use holds.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them? Logan’s out of rotation

  129. job3rd says:
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    10-teamer, standard 5×5…

    Offering Velazquez or Corbin and Jeanmar or Madson for Price…

    Fair? and Who wins? Fanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Price wins, not sure why anyone would do those

      • job3rd says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I don’t want to violate the guy. He is in 8th in saves and has just 2 closers (10-team) … so I was trying to help him out..Okay, I guess I am violating him somewhat. Thanks, via a round of Daiquiris, on the way.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • job3rd says:
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            @Grey: Sorry Grizzle, one more: Would Pineda or Rodon and Familia for Price be fair? Or, is this still lopsided? Thanks again!

            • job3rd says:
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              @job3rd: Or has this become a deal that I don’t want?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds fair, Pineda first

  130. Bob says:
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    Would you Drop Schoop for Ian Desmond Or Kang?
    Would you drop Piscotty for Saunders or Tomas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  131. Frank White says:
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    Erasmo or Jeanmar Gomez? I already have Erasmo but 2nd question.. Is Erasmo starting this weekend or anytime soon if not?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jeanmar

      • Frank White says:
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        Thanks!!! Is Erasmo supposed be a starter anytime soon or is he staying in the Pen? 10 team h2H points mixed

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’ll bounce back and forth

  132. phil says:
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    should I give up on Wainwright or start him tonight ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t own him

  133. Frank White says:
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    Last question i swear.. Lol. Would you chance Iwakuma vs Santiago @ LAA?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  134. Relsh says:
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    Grey, my day was off to a poor start during a typical Friday morning troublesome bathroom session. Then I read this post, and the rhythm and pop of that opening paragraph soothed my insides with the grace of an angel.

    Isn’t it ridiculous David Ross came out of retirement for this season? 10 years from now, 2026, it’s going to be the norm in fantasy to have two “Defensive Catchers” on the roster, standard leagues are now 5x5x5. Third category is compiled pitching stats of all the games he caught for the week, and that same year Mark Buehrle will probably go on to pitch his second perfect game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha…. 10 years from now David Ross will prolly be a great manager

  135. jacks says:
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    Do I jump ship on Carlos Gomez in my 10 team 4X4 league and trade him for Yelich? Selling low, but wow he doesn’t belong in an MLB lineup right now and I’m not convinced he can right this ship.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Yelich

  136. Hi Grey,

    Three questions before the weekend break:

    A. In a deep roto league with separate categories for saves and holds my relievers are: Casilla, Soria, Andrew Miller, Giles, Cotham, Joe Smith. I’m weak on saves and mid-pack on holds. But I only have five roster slots where I can put an RP so I should probably drop one for a reliever with SP eligibility (as it is, one is always benched). The candidates are: Phelps, Trevor May, Adam Warren, Jesse Chavez. which would you pick? And who’d you drop to make room?

    B. Are you benching both Corbin (v. PITT) and Matt Moore (@NYY) tonight? The SoN dislikes both starts. I can make a case for both: the Pirates are hitting the Mendoza line against LHP, and the SoN has Moore down to go tomorrow v. Tanaka and not today v. Sabathia, and that favors Moore more. But I’m still likely to sit both unless you think one or the other is a good start.

    C. And, lastly, in another league, it would be helpful to have a decent guy eligible at multiple positions but the pickings are slim: Eduardo Escobar, Chris Owings, José Ramírez, Jed Lowrie, Jonathan Villar. Are any of those guys worth rostering in a 16-team roto league? Or am I better off playing match ups?

    Many thanks … looking froward to by & sell later. Have a good weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. May over Smith B. Benching Moore, not Corbin C. Villar

      • @Grey: Thanks a lot, Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  137. PhilOssieB says:
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    Is Liriano a good buy-low or is he going to keep giving up Annie Oakley’s like its 1910?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t mess with him unless super cheap

  138. quimmy says:
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    Grey, traded Gonzo for Archer and then proceeded to flip Archer for Todd Frazier 2 minutes later. Good move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  139. Steve says:
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    Severino or Quintana ROS? QS, K/9, W, WHIP, ERA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana

  140. Reno 911 says:
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    I also have Erasmo in a weekly league (points). It’s CBS, and they never know when/if he’s starting. In their defense, maybe the Rays don’t either. WTF is going to happen with him? Will Cobb or Snell be their #5, or will ER ever be in that spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cobb will be in the rotation eventually

      • Reno 911 says:
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        Thanks. 11 pitcher spots. I have Kershaw, Kluber, Kimbrel, Smyly and Melancon, who always start (for now). That leaves two more starting spots I need to fill. I’m thinking about dropping Erasmo for Kendal Graveman and his two starts next week. What do you think?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Go for it

          • Reno 911 says:
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            Thanks. I will be doing so asap. In a bay-area league with five or six A’s fans. If he pans out, he’ll be good trade-bait as well.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  141. Dropping Dingleberries says:
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    I know I’m crazy and/or I’ll be laughed at. Keeper legue just sent out a best offer for Fat Alber gets him. Was offered Grichuck or Carlos Gomez or Delino DeShields. Would I be crazy to take any of those?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Delino

      • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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        @Grey: Yeah but you’d take him over Trout too lol

  142. Jimmy Green says:
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    1) Looking to upgrade 1b. Who’s the better buy-low candidate, Votto or Abreu? Think I can get Votto for slightly cheaper, if that effects your answer

    2) Think I know you’ll answer, but Severino or Conforto?

    3) My Raise the Church Roof, Parra, and Hanley for his D. Price? (could counter with any of Corbin/Odorizzi/Walker/J Ross, though I think he only accepts for Raisel–doesn’t hurt to try)

    • Jimmy Green says:
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      @Jimmy Green: Another Price option is my Cano for his Price straight up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Abreu… Conforto… Price

  143. OaktownSteve says:
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    My favorite take on Arrieta: he’s pitched two no hitters since his last regular season loss.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy

    • Cram It says:
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      @OaktownSteve: So Jeopardy….rigged eh? How so. Are people given time to study the answers ahead of time?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Cram It:

        When you try out for the show you do a test with 100 questions from 100 different categories so they have a pretty good idea what you know and what you don’t. They manipulate the categories to try and influence the winner. Not totally rigged but gamed. They don’t give any pre-study material. The number one thing people ask me.

    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Yeah, I commented last night on your Jeopardy story. I want more, no…I need more Oak.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Dr. Kenneth Noisewater:

        Totally messed with Alex. He was pissed. Every time I missed one he did the old…”Oh no…noooooooooooo.” And a couple of “you picked the wrong one.”

        Alex during my interview “…how stupid do I feel.”

        Me: “only you would know.”

        • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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          @OaktownSteve: I loved the Bigfoot and Rubix Cube stories.

          I’m off my Jeopardy game but 11k is a pretty good take home for not winning, no?

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            I won once. Was on before they doubled the $

            • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:
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              @OaktownSteve: Well done sir. Color me impressed.

  144. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: After not asking a question yesterday, I am coming at you with 2 after my trade for Frazier has finally processed. This stays with my season-long theme of trying to find a little more power for my team…

    1. My 2B are currently: Rendon, Kipnis, and Schoop. Should I drop one of them for Byung Ho Park or Mark Texiera?
    2. Travis d’Arnaud, ultimate tease, was recently dropped. Tomato/Tomahto, since I’m a Mets fan I wanted to know if picking him up and dropping Wieters is a zero sum move.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nah 2. If you like

  145. OaktownSteve says:
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    Snell will be called up for the Rays to pitch vs Yanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow

      • ShidestheLimit says:
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        Snell a must add in 12-team mixed?

        The mack dad will make ya….KHRIS KHRUSH will make ya…uh huh uh huh

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

          • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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            @Grey: F a duck, it’s nice to be first in at the right time.

  146. JP says:
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    Thanks for answering all these questions

    In need of power and better pitching

    Trade my Carlos Gomez, Andrus, Odorizzi for Rasmus, Russell, Liriano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gomez

  147. Baseball Fan 2000 says:
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    Snell was just called up. in a 10 team 5×5 league in which i have 4 other closers, should I drop Jepsen for him?

  148. Mike says:
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    Snell is just for a spot start right? Worth a pickup in shallow formats?

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      Todd25 says:
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      @Mike: Rays like having Erasmo in the pen, where he’s done well. If Snell performs well, there’s a good chance he sticks in the 5 spot. He’s got nothing left to prove in the minors.

  149. dom says:
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    trying to help my father’s team’s OF situation.. they got an old school 4×4 (R+RBI, No K) 12 teamer, he’s looking to pick up an OF but all I see is Rickard, BJ Upton, Ben Paulsen might qualify at some point, not much… Melky bleh… Rasmus maybe? what do you think

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rasmus

  150. Warren says:
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    Ok, made that Lorenzo Cain for Joe Ross trade…Nats fan who was in love with the younger Ross brother.

    Current roster (5×5 OBP)

    C: Cervelli
    1B: Rizzo
    2B: Odor
    SS: Correa
    3B: Manny
    OF: Harper
    OF: Betts
    OF: Polanco
    UTIL: Donaldson
    Bench: Cain

    SP: Arrieta
    SP: Syndergaard
    SP: Matz
    SP: Iglesias
    SP: Walker
    RP: Familia
    RP: Britton

    Bench: Gausman, Hammell, Odorizzi, Moore.

    It’s a keeper league and I have Polanco at a good price so I’d prefer to hang onto him. Is it bad to immediately repackage Lorenzo in a Cain + Walker/Hammell type deal for a struggling ace? (Scherzer, Price, etc)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

    • Warren says:
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      @Warren: weekly league, so the alternative is to platoon Polanco and Cain based on their weekly hittertron numbers.

  151. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    16 team roto with net saves and holds, but no saves or holds alone, QS over wins and K/BB. 1500 max innings so i can bench guys here and there (tillman last night)

    SP cole, liriano, tillman, pineda, porcello, buchholz, fiers,
    RP britton, giles, benoit, watson,hudson
    and kela who just hit DL
    DL romo, bailey (CIN), heaney, ryu, wheeler
    NA stephenson

    1. who’s my DL drop for kela? probably bailey
    2. drop tillman/fiers for either of straily/hill? Fiers usually comes back to be dominant for a while though at some point

    3. in general in deeper leagues, karns or shoemaker? (redraft 20 teamer, 75 moves left per year).

    4. 12 team redraft with deep benches. if tropeano isn’t good again today (maybe even if so), drop for
    straily vs CUBS 6.9 (sat)
    blair vs NYM -5,8 (sun)
    or grab hill, since he was just recently damn good for a 2nd time. hill’s next start @ DET is mucho hated by SON.

  152. Scott Kimmel says:
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    grey,

    I have an offer on the table. The guy is offering Hamels and a-gon. He wants Cueto and one of these players: E5, Altuve, Donaldson, Cain, Marte, Trout, Max, Harvey, Bum, or deGrom. Are any of them worth it or should I pass?

  153. Grey

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

  154. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    snell stuff.
    1. 12 team h2h redraft with OPS, BB’s and K’s. . drop which of these for snell’s start: porcello, kendricks, or h.kendrick (lone BN bat, backup 2B). could get back maybe j.lowrie later if kendrick gets grabbed, plus kendrick has been awful as is so far. have 8 SP, 7 moves per week but haven’t been streaming yet.
    2. 20 team league, drop karns for snell, best options to replace karns later are: shoemaker, nolasco, griffin, morton, vogel, weave, chacin?

  155. Grey

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

  156. twee lil pweegs says:
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    It’s been seven hours and fifteen days, since my horrible draft.
    I go out every night and drink all day
    and with all due respect to jake arrieta
    nothing compare to you (darvish)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  157. True and Correct says:
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    R.O.S. Bogaerts v. Seager ? Salary cap league. Bogaerts $1 mil./ Seager (Corey) $790. $30 mil. cap. 18 hitters/12 pitchers. Thanks.

  158. True and Correct says:
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    Regarding Prince. 68 years old and huge music lover. Losing Bowie and now Prince within 3 months is beyond sad. I’d place the the 2 of them in the Pantheon of 20th century musical geniuses and innovators. To keep hearing the clamor for how Prince died, and TMZ’S thirst for the almighty dollar as well as besmirching Prince’s legacy is infuriating. Won’t change a thing. He was a genius. Soft spoken, low profile, non celebrity wonder in a celebrity laden world. I understand that there’s a market for “why” and the media’s crazed need for a drug connection, but damn, doesn’t matter. He’s gone.

  159. Hello! says:
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    Keeper league, $10 min..

    $10 Matt Harvey and $20 billy Hamilton

    For

    $10 joc Pederson and $10 Jason hammel

    What side? Thanks.

  160. mike ferrari says:
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    my eaton for jake the snake mcgee?

    I have miller (chapman)

    Colome (boxberger) – could he keep the job?

    and allen (shit era)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McGee side, Colome likely won’t keep it

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