Yesterday, Dirt McGirt, Dirty Nasty, Tha Ol’ Dirty Chinese Restaurant, Big Baby Jesus, Odubel Herrera went 0-for-5 with 5 Ks.  Last Phillie to do that was Pat Burrell.  Burrell remembers wistfully, “Ah, yes…’Slump Buster September 2008.’  That was Jamie Moyer’s granddaughter’s friend.  She was like a keg with two arms.  She looked like Matt Stairs with longer hair.  I believe Brett Myers introduced us.  Now that I think about it, maybe that’s why she was always flinching.”  Odubel’s average is down to .226 and his OBP is .275.  M-E-T-H-O-D MAN that is bad.  Shame on a Herrera.  Ooh, baby, I like it raw, but that’s filled with salmonella.  He swings at the third most pitches outside the strike zone and his strikeout rate is up 4% while his walk rate has fallen 4%.  Put it all together and you have one of the worst hitters in the majors right now.  So, can he come out of it?  Future:  Cloudy.  He’s more of a .265 hitter, but swinging at balls outside the zone can quickly spiral and shove him further into his slump.  Before last year, he had a full season of 8 HRs and 16 SBs, couple that with .265 and you’re not looking at the guy you thought you were getting in March.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Vince Velasquez – 5 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.55.  In this game, his ERA was 1.80 and his WHIP was 1.80.  That’s synchronshitty.

Tommy Joseph – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, because he’s been there for the last month, so why wouldn’t he?  Not to answer but to nod, droopy eyed, while throwing a peace sign like you’re a flower child.

Trevor Story – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .188.  He goes back to Coors and hits 7 homers in ten days then how you gonna buy low?  To misquote Kendrick Lamar, “He can’t fake humble just because you’re insecure.  He can’t fake humble just because you’re insecure.”

Tyler Anderson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.40.  As mentioned yesterday, the Rockies have the best road ERA in the majors.  Though, as the Stream-o-Nator points out, Anderson is home for his next start.

Gregory Polanco – Was activated from the DL and didn’t start.  This is a new one.  If you’re not starting someone, why not just let him spend another day on the DL?  For a bench bat?  Okay, but McCutchen didn’t start yesterday, couldn’t he be the bench bat?  Okay, I have Dusty Baker news later and need to save my energy.

Adam Frazier – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .361.  You can wait until this afternoon’s Buy to grab Frazier, but I bet he’s gone before that in competitive leagues.  Dude’s on fire like the guy on the cover of the Wish You Were Here album.

Ivan Nova – 8 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 2.83.  “He’s cruising through eight innings, do you want to throw him in the ninth?”  “Who are you?”  “Clint, I’m your pitching coach.  The world famous Ray Searage.”  “Ray Something, huh?  Yeah, let’s pitch Nova until he gives up multiple runs for no reason in the ninth inning.  Now don’t bother me, I’m playing Words With Friends against some 12-year-old in China and he’s beating me!  Xi my ass!”

Francisco Cervelli – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .258.  He had three singles and a double, which is also known as a businessman’s lunch at a strip club.

Jameson Taillon – Threw a 35-pitch session.  He said he felt great and his protective cup is so much more roomy.

Rio Ruiz – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .320.  I grabbed the Ruiz River in one NL-Only league, and it’s a tributary to how well he’s hitting.

Ryan Braun – And I think we have a winner!  Braun aggravated his calf injury last night, and sounds like he could miss at least Friday’s game.  If he does, Stumanji! (his exclamation) will have won! (My exclamation.)  Incredibly, he was the first person to pick during Monday’s contest.  Stumanji!, pick a shirt out of the Razzball Store and comment on this post with the email where I can reach you.

Robbie Ray – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.45.  When he’s on, there’s not enough eggplant emojis in the world for me to express my love for him.  He’s like my NL McCullers, and I will call him Robbie Bae.

Chris Owings – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .315.  FWIW, and it’s prolly W a lot since you’re reading this, on my RCL team where I’m running away from the league, I’ve owned Owings (almost stutterer!) all year.

Gregor Blanco – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer, hitting .293.  He hit leadoff yesterday, but it’s been Gregor or (still stuttering, huh?) Reymundo.

David Price – Will be activated on Monday.  This is gonna turn out great.  I might be misusing the word great.

Xander Bogaerts – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (1) and legs (8).  Finally, his 1st homer.  Bogaerts went longer without a homer than it took Lauren Bacall to get Bogart’s smell of cigarettes out of her car.  If this is his only homer, we’ll always have May 25th.

Drew Pomeranz – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.70.  Yup, you guessed it, time to take another look at him.  Be right back!  Well, his K/9 and xFIP are kinda purdy.  Velocity looks fine, and BABIP shows he’s been unlucky.  Unfortch, Fenway has an inflated BABIP and I wouldn’t trust him to come close to a 3.50 ERA this year.  Matchups appeal?  Yeah, can see that.

Craig Kimbrel – 1 IP, 0 ER, 4 Ks (!), ERA at 0.87.  If ‘The Kimbrel’ is a three-out inning with three Ks, what’s a four-K one?  The Uberel?  The Craig Mack?  The Kimquat!

Justin Verlander – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 4.87.  The last time I talked about Verlander I said he’s not right, whether it’s mechanics or health.  Today did nothing to change that.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .378.  Tell you what, Just Dong made up for lost time real quick.  He only gives you 120 games, but gosh darnit if those aren’t the best 120 games he can give.

Justin Upton – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and a slam (9) and legs (4), hitting .242.  Upton’s had a relatively streak-free season so far.  This blurb was brought to you by the nerdy frat at your college.  We’re streak-free.

Brian McCann – Says he feels fine and expects to be activated from the concussion DL on Saturday.  Reporters were less convinced McCann’s head injury is all better when McCann said, “I’ve never been so proud to be a North American fur trader.  Hi-ho Silver!” then rode a mop out of the clubhouse.

Marwin Gonzalez – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .282.  Imagine your league’s waivers is an episode of Hoarders.  Okay, now imagine this hoarder collects cornermen with power.

Juan Centeno – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, and second in as many games.  Isn’t his name that song that Jose Feliciano does?  “Juan Centeno, I said Juan Centeno, I said Juan Centeno.  Yo soy un hombre sincero, I said Juan Centeno!”  Right?  No?  Hmm.  Any hoo!  He had three homers in about 6 years of the minors, so, yeah, pass.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 0-for-1, but didn’t start as he was activated from the DL.  “His sprained thumb must be better,” said bitterly the guy holding Amed Rosario.

Lucas Duda – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Hasn’t done a ton recently, but he walked three times on Wednesday, so he could be seeing the ball well.  Then again, the one thing waivers doesn’t need is yet another power-only first baseman.  Can we get a 1st baseman that steals 35 bases?  Please.

Brad Hand – 1 IP, 1 ER and his 2nd save as he looks about as iffy as closers come.  The Padres are saying Hand is drawing trade interest.  That made me laugh at how blatantly contrived that sounds.  Contrived news!  That’s the expression, right?  Maybe the Padres heard Dusty flip a toothpick into his mouth and shout, “Look, ma, no Hands,” and thought that expressed interest.

Dinelson Lamet – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks in his first major league start.  As stenographers say, his name is a handful.  Are you going for Danielson?  Any hoo!  Lamet looked nasty popping the mitt with 98 MPH speedballs.  He only has two pitches though, and can’t locate either of them for spells.  B-A-D C-O-M-M-A-N-D.  As mentioned the other day, he’s more of an NL-Only or deeper mixed league guy, but he could surprise major league hitters the first time through the league.  I don’t mind him, and like him the best out of all healthy Padres starters.

Joc Pederson – Hit the 7-day DL.  He’ll return in a week as the Dodgers’ 15th starting pitcher.

Kenta Maeda – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.08 as he was activated from the DL.  Don’t tell me we have to wait six weeks until he’s back in the groove, then he goes back to the DL after his next good start.

Jeff Samardzija – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.50, xFIP at 2.91.  Samardzija’s headed for one of those in-his-prime-on-the-Marlins Nolasco-type years.  *looks up*  No balloons?  That’s gotta be a world record for most hyphens in one sentence.  C’mon!  By the way, who rigged ceiling balloons in my house?  *blushes*  Okay, it was me!

Kris Bryant – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 11th homer, hitting .292.  Not to draw attention where there really shouldn’t be any, but he’s on pace for about 75 RBIs.

Kyle Schwarber – 0-for-4, 4 Ks, hitting .181.  I get the sense that soon Maddon’s going to be giving Schwarber rope to hang himself, but it’s gonna be licorice rope and Schwarber’s going to fall through the planked floor.

Ben Zobrist – 3-for-4 and his 6th homer, and 3rd homer in four games, hitting .350 in the last week.  To continue the above licorice rope thought, Zobrist has long been a Maddon fave, and, if he’s getting hot, Schwarber’s licorice rope is going to be that very stringy type vs. the thicker one that your childhood friend, who is now in prison, used on his guinea pig with a note the guinea pig obviously didn’t write….Or did he?!  Damn, if we only had a nanny cam back then.

Jason Heyward – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, and 2nd in three games.  Yes, bad time for Schwarber to be ice cold.

Eddie Butler – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 1.93.  Butler’s K/9 is 5.8; his walk rate is 6.4.  That’s a Butler who will bomb like Desmond Pfeiffer.

Matt Andriese – 8 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.24.  I streamed him because the Stream-o-Nator liked it, and I dropped him right after.  By the by, this is the 2nd time I’ve streamed Andriese and have a 0.64 ERA, 0.93 WHIP with two wins in 14 IP.  No lie, the best thing that’s happened for my RCL team is losing Kluber to the DL, and I kinda wish I’d lose Cueto to the DL too.

Cameron Maybin – Exited game with knee soreness.  Had been about as hot as anyone has ever been in the history of schmotatoes.  (Schmotato history isn’t accurately kept.)  Then he gets hurt.  That’s so Maybin!

Cam Bedrosian – Could face live hitters in the next day or so.  He’s been sidelined with a groin problem longer than John Wayne Bobbitt.

Edwin Diaz – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 8th save.  So, what you’re saying is I didn’t need to own Tony Zych, James Pazos, Nick Vincent, Mike Timlin, J.J. Putz and Tom Wilhelmsen?  The last three were for past indiscretions.

Ariel Miranda – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners (3 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 4.22.  Fantasy Baseball Miranda Rights:  You have the right to own Miranda.  Anything you say about Miranda being better than he is will be met with silence.  You have the right to consult me about owning Miranda with or without your fantasy team co-manager present, but I’d prefer you relayed the answer rather than sending them here for me to repeat myself.

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .296.  Before, Before and After for $400.  “She was the 2nd hottest celebrity Grey’s ever seen in public, he was the bad boy of the Brat Pack, and he is the 35-homer outfielder on the M’s.”  Who is Ashley Judd Nelson Cruz?

Anthony Rendon – 2-for-4 and his 9th homer, and 4th homer in three days, hitting .283, OBP at .380.  You’re making me feel weak in the knees, Rendon, and I love it.  Shower me with your power and butterfly kisses!

Koda Glover – Dusty named him the closer.  So much to unpack here.  First, I was saying Glover should be the closer since March.  I’m not saying that to be like, “Look at how smart I am.”  Everyone knew Glover should be the closer!  It was as obvious as the acne on Edward James Olmos’ face!  Now, Dusty says this yesterday, actual quote, “Koda was kind of lobbying for that in the first place.  We wanted to break him in slowly because this guy’s… Shoot, he’s only a year-and-a-half out of college.  So he had said that’s the job he wanted, and so it’s his now.”  WHAT?!  He was kind of lobbying for it?  Who else would lobby for Koda to be the closer?  Manafort?  Was it good or bad that he was lobbying for it?  Does this matter?  I don’t even know.  Then, ‘We wanted to break him in slowly,’ while in nearly the same breath saying he was just in college.  Hahahahahaha, WHAT?!  “I wanted to break in my shoes slowly…so that’s why I’m wearing them on this 78-mile hike up the Matterhorn.”  Then, ‘he said it’s the job he wanted, and so it’s his now.’  *starts to overheat, head shakes*  Did Kelley, Treinen, Albers or Enny say they didn’t want the job?  Is Dusty confusing Koda for the front office telling him that Glover should be the closer?  Can people just tell Dusty what job they want?  Why do I think this is not true?  My ulcer is exploding!

  1. patty cake patty cake hey the m e t h o d man dont eat skippy jiff or peter pan… WTF was that rhyme the pussiest wu tang member verse ever

    • Manley Ramirez says:
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      @Dnut Eastwood: 4 sho. any real man would eat at least 2 out of those 3 peanut butters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dnut Eastwood: Whoa, whoa, whoa, that’s Method Man you’re talking about, he had the best Cribs episode ever!

      • @Grey: at this moment I would like to take the time to apologize to Meth, sorry Meth. You see im more a I came to bring the pain hardcore from the brain 
        Let’s go inside my astral plane 
        Find out my mental’s based on instrumental 
        Records hey, so I could write monumental

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s cursing you from his one bedroom palace in Staten Island

  2. muskysmell says:
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    DL actually stands for Dodgers List

  3. I have Addison Russell. Owings has been getting the majority of the playing time over the last three weeks. I need HomeRuns and RBI’s and Russell is still scoring runs would you feel safe trading Owings. It don’t seem like A.Russss is healthy because he isn’t. Or should I trade Russell. I need a closer 6×6 ops league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dnut Eastwood: You own Owings, prefer him and you want to trade him and start the guy you’re not starting?

      • John Lettiere says:
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        @Grey: grey lol

      • Pousse-Pousse says:
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        @Grey: Haha. I actually run into this situation a lot as an owner. Guy probably values Owings and Russell similarly, with Owings slightly ahead, but sees the chance to upgrade at another position of weakness by dealing Owings (who is bound to regress some).

        That said, good luck trading Russell right now. He was straight up dropped in a highly competitive 10-teamer I’m in. And he sat on the wire for about a week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, about that time for Addison

      • @Grey: well that’s exactly I guess what I’m saying I was thinking Russell has more upside but Owens has clearly outplayed him. I prefer Owens but I don’t need both. If I wait for Russell to heat up then I won’t want to trade him. Idk, do you know?

  4. Ryan says:
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    We were just talking about Wu Tang an hour ago! Nice, Grey!

    Someone dropped Odor and Castro in my 10 team mixed h2h 6×6 w/ hits as extra cat. Here’s my line-up:
    C- Schwarber
    1- Thames
    2- Altuve
    3- Rendon
    S- Seager
    IF- Myers
    O- Cruz
    O- Conforto
    O- Hamilton
    U- LeMahieu
    U- Kinsler
    B- Suarez
    DL- Cespedes
    DL- Freeman
    NA- Moncada
    NA- Hoskins

    Cespedes will push someone out in the next few weeks.
    I want to keep French DJ for the beats — obviously not the dingers. I would take dingers over beats btw.

    WWGD?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Ryan: Both over Kinsler and DJ.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: What are you doing talking about Wu-Tang at 3 AM EST? Agree w/ Cram

      • Ryan says:
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        @Grey:
        I know right! My coworker started talking about rappers, I think naughty by nature kicked it all off. 20 minutes later we were naming members of Wu-Tang Clan. Couple of 40 somethings on the psych unit in the middle of the night. Go figure.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, makes sense!

  5. Andrew Y says:
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    For holds, choose 2 for rest of season?
    Mychal Givens, Tyler Clippard or Carl Edwards

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Andrew Y: Not Edwards, all 3 are good tho

  6. Scott says:
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    Hand got the job done. He pitched 3 days in a row and threw a lot pitches wednesday night. His numbers are great even though the save was not clean. Is he the guy to own in san diego now until he gets traded? I guess if he can get a few more saves it can only enhance his trade value.

    • Willlie Mickey and the Duke says:
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      He he he….he said Hand job

    • Pousse-Pousse says:
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      @Scott: Hand always gets the job done in a pinch

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Pousse-Pousse: Proper way to ask this question on Razzball:
        “Would you say because of the last Hand job he has a kung foo grip on the job?”

  7. TTRA1N says:
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    Nice write up mane. How much longer should I deal with Bregman pain? I was a huge believer but man I can’t take much more.

    • Cram It says:
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      @TTRA1N: 5.3 days

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @TTRA1N:
      I’d go another 6.7 days

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @TTRA1N:What? He has two homers in the last 5 days. If anything you should be optimistic moving forward with him. I’m a Bregman owner too and I am firmly in the hold camp right now. I mean, he has just barely played half an MLB season for his career. If you do that not reliable project half a season to a full season game with his career to this point, he gives you a season of 90 runs, 90 RBI and 22HRs. Where doesn’t that play?

      I’m being patient.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TTRA1N: Depends on options, but I’d likely hold

      • ctrengove says:
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        @Grey:

        I dropped Bregman in a 10-team league back in late April, and he’s been on waivers ever since.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Makes sense

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    OK now we need to know: if Ashley Judd was only the second hottest, who was the hottest? Probably Cougs?

    And of these 3 can you please pick 2: Hernan Perez, Schwarber, Adam Frazier. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DrEasy: Cougs?! Penelope Cruz, man! Oh man was she ridunk… Not Perez, but not Schwarber is close to happening in some leagues

      • DrEasy says:
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        @Grey: Just thought Cougs might also be a celebrity :) Speaking of cougars, have you followed the new French president’s story and his older wife? She used to be her teacher in high school.

  9. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    Loved, loved, loved the write-up.

    a. On the Lamet blurb, what an indictment of the Padres pitching staff!!!

    b. Got to run, so sorry. so….

    John Rambo Quote of the day for May 26-28

    Rambo: ‘All I wanted was something to eat. But the man kept pushin’, Sir.’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Well, you did some pushin’ on your own, John!’

    Rambo: ‘They drew first blood, not me.’

    [Hence the name of the movie!!! I know y’all have been waiting for it. Your moment is in.]

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Look Johnny… Let me come in, and get you the hell outta there.’

    Rambo: ‘They drew first blood…’

    Colonel Trautman: ‘Rambo! Are you still reading me? Company leader to Raven! Rambo, acknowledge!’

    Sheriff: ‘He’s all finished, Colonel! We’ve got a real good fix on him now. Come first light, I’m gonna put every man I got upon that ridge. Then we’ll get him my way!’

    c. As always, have a nice weekend!

    Cheers,
    Ante

  10. Bosox says:
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    Start Rendon against perdomo or miggy in the double header?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Bosox: I’d go with Rendon, hes hotter and not sure Miggy plays both games

      • Bosox says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: damn. Good call man

  11. Bosox says:
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    Maeda or Robbie ray ROS

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Bosox: Ray

  12. JakeTPE says:
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    Grey! Razzball! Friday! Let’s make it happen!

    Yeah, what’s up with Bryant? I was bemoaning my lack of RBIs recently, it’s ok if you don’t recall, and he, Story, and Hanley are the chief culprits. Is it because Bryant’s been battling 2nd all season a lot of the time ahead of Schwarber?

    Anyone starting Junior Guerra vs AZ first start back?

    Thanks and have a great holiday weekend sir!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @JakeTPE: Nope

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Naysayer! Thanks, JeF. :-)

    • William Hung says:
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      @JakeTPE: Doesn’t help that he has Schwarber hitting in front of him. I think his OBP is under .300 now

      Bryant was batting with 1 out for the most part

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @William Hung: Yeah, I hear ya. Not that anyone will feel the least bit bad for you that you own Kris Bryant, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: Bryant hit 2nd last year too, RBIs come in bunches like Mr. Chiquita Banana — I wouldn’t start Guerra

      • JakeTPE says:
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        @Grey: Six and seven and eight and BUNCH! Let’s hope you’re right, Grey FML. Thanks!

  13. M says:
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    Hey Grey-I said Braun would get hurt May 25th, Stumanji said the 26th?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @M: I think we should put you two in a cage with the T-Shirt and see who comes out

    • Fungazi says:
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      @M: He’s right. “Let’s take bets when Braun will be sidelined with his next injury. Not DL’d, just benched with an injury.” He was sidelined for some of the game yesterday- finished benched with an injury.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @M: I meant when would Braun not start a game due to injury, he started yetserday… But if enough people see this and think I’m a jackass, I’ll send you a shirt, I can see IP addresses tho, so I can see if you comment multiple times under different names

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: I’d say it counts just because he had no business starting yesterday’s game. He didn’t even get to his 2nd AB

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          But he did start it

          • M says:
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            @Grey: I only voted once I promise! If you don’t want to send a t-shirt that’s fine-can’t complain, I’ve been getting free advice for years here!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I wanna make good, but I really did mean the first day he’s sidelined, not the day he’s actually injured in the game, but if everyone thinks I’m off, doesn’t matter to me who I send the shirt to

              • jack florida says:
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                @Grey: nope, you are not off

      • bruuuuuce says:
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        @Grey: FWIW, I think Stumanji! is the winner. But, more importantly to me, I’m a loser in this one (not only for picking a June date, but mainly for picking Braun for my OF this year… *bangs head on desk*)

  14. Swfcdan says:
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    Trade Shaw to buy low on Seager?

    Flip K-zar for Maeda?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Swfcdan: Seager.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Swfcdan: Seager and Hold

  15. muskysmell says:
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    Yonder or T. Shaw ROS?

  16. Another thought I recently dropped Pomeranzshamdalamba or whatever for that dude with the Joe Dirt mullet that played wideout at Notre Dame pitches for El Gigantes yaddaimean. After Drews start I’m second guessing myself. Your thoughts. 6x6QS

    • Cram It says:
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      @Dnut Eastwood: The sun shines on even a dog’s ass once in a while.

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Cram It: Sometimes even a blind squirrel finds a nut and always know that I blind man only stoops to pick up a coin on the sidewalk because he knows it’s there.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • @Ante Galic: all great philosophical minds think alike. Check out this old saying I coined when I was competing in the Itirod

  17. Swfcdan says:
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    Broxton or Cain sugar in a dynasty?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Swfcdan: Broxton

  18. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    C Santana v Kennedy or Bellinger v Arrieta

  19. Last One Out of Liberty City says:
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    I’m in a 7 x 7 (quality starts, holds, TB, SLugging) 12 man league

    I am in need of another pitcher for my roster. Who I drop (Happ or Broxton)?
    and who do I stream?
    folty – @ SF
    sabathia – OAK
    McCarthy – CHC
    miley – @ HOU
    eickhoff – CIN

    Here’s my team:
    c – rupp
    1b – rizzo
    2b – castro
    3b – frazier
    ss – correa
    of – judge, springer, stanton
    util – conforto, ozuna
    bench – happ, broxton, j. turner (out of DL slots)

    Thanks a lot

      • Old School Brother says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: I just dropped Bell for Frazier (Already had miggy smoak and carlos santana so just way too many 1b)

  20. TheTheory says:
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    A Pat the Bat reference makes this the perfect day.

    Can’t want to take Price off the DL. Hell, I’ll probably even start him his first game–can’t be worse than what I’ve been getting from Verlander, Hamels, and whoever the hell else I regret drafting…

  21. Adam says:
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    Hernan Perez or Altherr ??

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Adam: Perez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Adam: Agree w/ F

  22. Raylansdad says:
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    Fantastic as always, Grey. With Story and Polanco off the DL, and Haniger coming soon, I have a roster crunch. Which 2 would you drop? 14 team roto. B.Gamel, JBJ, B. Zimmer, I. Happ, Polanco, Story, Altherr, Avasail Garcia?
    Thanks!

      • Raylansdad says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey!

  23. Tigres says:
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    Ah, nothing like a trip through Dusty’s mind to get the day off to a good start! Have a great weekend…

  24. H says:
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    Great write up, the Taillon and Bedrosian blurbs had me rolling!

    Salazar or Ray?
    Trumbo or Desmond?

    Also how would you rate these closers?
    Giles, Robertson, Osuna, Knebel.

    Thank you!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @H: 1. Salazar 2. Desmond 3. Giles, Osuna, Robertson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @H: Thanks! 1. Ray 2. Desmond 3. Giles, Knebel

      • H says:
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        @Grey: thank you Grey!

  25. lt513 says:
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    I traded Rendon and Lance for Manny Machado about 12 days ago and I’ve felt sick ever since. I miss my weekly era and now the homeruns coming in bunches. Is there a term for fantasy baseball broken soul?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @lt513: You should be happy with Machado before long.

  26. Vic says:
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    The Taillon part was too much for me to handle!

    I’ve received a trade offer in a categories (6×6) redraft league.

    A: Alex Wood, Jose Quintana, Ken Giles

    B: Johnny Cueto, Jake Arrieta, Brad Brach

    Which side are you got ROS? Thanks…quality write-up as usual.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Vic: Wood side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Vic: Thanks! I’d go A, tough call

  27. David says:
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    Please rank ROS: Pujols, Yonder, Bour. Thanks

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @David: Yonder, Bour…could really go either way on those two

    • mcmi11ions says:
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      @David: You forgot to ask about Bell and Joseph

  28. Bosox says:
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    Like clevinger today vs Kansas City?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Bosox: Yup…KCs offense is terrible.

  29. E says:
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    Should I flip Kenta Maeda for Eugenio Suarez? I currently have perennial breakout candidate Nick Castellanos at 3B, wouldn’t really miss Maeda

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @E: Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: Agree w/ F

  30. Dancin Homer says:
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    Happy Friday & beginning of the long weekend, Grey!

    I added VV for his start vs. the Rockies yesterday…and well, as you mentioned above, whole lot of “meh” going on. Anyway, do you see him turning things around & worth a hold?

    Also, is Altherr still worth a hold in 12-team leagues? I start 3x OF + UTL and currently have the below as OF-eligible:
    Brantley
    Polanco
    Ozuna
    Puig
    J. Bell (OF/1B)

    Cheers!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Dancin Homer: I wouldn’t hold VV unless you’re desperate and Alther can be dropped

      • DancinHomer says:
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        @Grey: @JeF WiTh 1 F:

        Thanks for the help & thanks Grey for the 2nd opinion confirmation.

  31. GFY250 says:
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    J UP with a rare Slam and Legs but no mention of the legs! His Slam and Legs days are just about over

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @GFY250: Oh, did he? I missed it, sorry

  32. MrC22 says:
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    Good Friday, Grey. I was offered the following trade in a standard, 5×5, h2h, 12 team mixed:

    I get: Sano, McCullers, Teenybopper Yellich

    I give: Arenado, and Hanley (who’s been on my bench 50% of time)

    I’m currently in 2nd. Have been doing well streaming pitching, but have a better offensive lineup than pitching.

    What thinks you? How tight will McCullers innings limit be?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @MrC22: Keep Arenado

  33. elvi merkel is dank says:
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    J. BELL or C. SEAGER to start in lineup tonight…both have great SP matchups- tricky????

  34. johnnySquid says:
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    “If anyone is selling their Kyle Schwarber stock, I’m buying” ~Theo Epstein President of baseball operations

    “If anyone is selling their Kyle Schwarber stock, I’m buying” ~JohnnySquid Fantasy Baseballer

    Problem is in my 14 Team League half of it is Cubs fans. Dammit!

    It’s funny as a life long Cub fan who (until 2015) was the most cynical as they come hear people “worry” about Bryant, HR to tha Izzo, Schwarbs etc. b/c they are going to get crazy hot at some point and rattle off 8 in a row whilst raking. It’s only a matter of time.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @johnnySquid: Only a matter of time with Bryant and Rizzo…not so sure about Kyle

      • William Hung says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: Gotta love all that preseason hype causing an inflated ADP on Schwarber

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @William Hung: Yeah i wasn’t touching him at his cost

          • William Hung says:
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            @JeF WiTh 1 F: The team I play next week drafted him in the 3rd round and was laughing all night cause he thought he was getting a .300 40 HR player in the catcher slot. This is the same team that told me his Miggy Cabrera was going to embarrass Rizzo this season and severely outplay him.

            I play him next week so I’m hoping Rizzo continues to rake and singlehandedly destroys his team.

            • Cram It says:
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              @William Hung: Full of jokes today, this guy!

      • John Schwind says:
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        @Grey: ha ha yeah I don’t own Schwarber. I don’t ever Draft Cubs on my team as they are inflated and I never draft players from my team I root for. Just principle. But yeah loved seeing Schwarber fly off the board super fucking early. Rip off. I’m with Grey as I punt Saves, Catchers & Top 20 SPs every year.

        My point was in my league dude paid $31 for Kyle. I’m not touching him with that….but if he wants to trade me him now I would do it I feel the price is right.

  35. John Schwind says:
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    On a more serious note I’m also in a 12 Team Yahoo league for a buddy. Josh Bell or Tommy Joseph @ 1B?

  36. Packers says:
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    Happy Friday to all of the Razzball nation. In a 12 team roto, weekly, OPS, redraft I have Franco at 3B.
    My only choices for a replacement are Taylor, Zobrist and Jed. I would reserve Franco though, and waive VV.
    I really don’t feel great about any of these guys but are any of the 3 an improvement?

    2. VV next start is at Miami with Volquez scheduled to start. Start him or just waive him?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Packers: Taylor for now…can start him but wouldn’t hesitate to drop him if a better option comes along

  37. Chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Would this be paying too much:

    H2H, 12 teams, 3 keepers
    the keepers count as Rounds 1,2,3.

    Give: Duffy + RD 6 or 7
    Get: Cespedes + RD 13

    C – Realmuto
    1b – Encarnacion
    2b – Schoop
    3b – Arenado
    SS – Russell
    OF – Brantley
    OF – Dickerson
    OF – Thames
    UTL – Carlos Santana
    BN – No bench

    SP – Yu
    SP – McCullers
    SP – Duffy
    SP – Salazar
    SP – Nola
    SP – Manaea
    SP – Eduardo Rodriguez
    SP – Daniel Norris
    RP – Reed, Osuna, Giles, Betances

    Currently in 2nd, but would like a good back, since I don’t trust Dickerson and Thames to continue hitting. I know they will hit but not at there current rate.

    What do you think?

    Thanks!

    • Chris says:
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      @Chris: **bat not back hahaha

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Chris: Take Cespedes

  38. Clinton says:
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    It’s the Kimquat!

  39. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    My pitching is in a world of hurt right now. Someone from my league wants Glasnow. Would you trade him for Carlos Carrasco?

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @Scott Kimmel: OK, this is too easy. What’s the rub?

      Obviously Carrasco is the better player…

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        what do you mean what is the rub?

        • Cram It says:
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          @Scott Kimmel: Why is it a difficult decision? Carrasco is 1000 times better than Glasnow.

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            I made the offer

            • Cram It says:
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              @Scott Kimmel: Cool, good luck with that.

              • CMUTimmah says:
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                @Cram It: LOL – I’m sure he rejected it before he got the push notification on his phone.

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                Cram

                He wants to do Glasnow and a 8th round pick next year for Carrasco and a 9th round. I want to offer my 14th round for his 15th. Thoughts?

                • Cram It says:
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                  @Scott Kimmel: It’s basically the same as Carrasco for Glasnow, so do either one.

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    grey,

                    drop Miguel Gonzalez for Ty Blach?

  40. m0se says:
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    drop franco for bregman?

    • CMUTimmah says:
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      @m0se: uh… yeah…

  41. Make Richie Sexson Again says:
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    Apparently this is the second week in a row I have lost a 2 start week from Carrasco. Hopefully the third week is the charm. Weather pushed him back to Memorial Day.

  42. ty says:
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    TGIBSF!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ty: Ha!

  43. Marty Jannetty Was Set Up says:
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    Hilarious read as always. In a h2h points league where wins are worth +10 and L’s are -5 what do you think about the following.

    1. Start Eduardo Rodriguez @ home vs SEA? (Son Hates, but better than SEA’s pitcher, Gallardo)
    2. Start Joe Musgrove @ home vs BAL (Son likes, kind of)
    3. Start Junior Guerra @ home vs AZ (Son’s meh on this start, hates Godley)
    4. Start none

  44. Chris D says:
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    Kimbrel didn’t pick up a save just an FYI

      • Chris D says:
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        @Grey: I had influence into a Grey post. My internet life is complete

  45. Bucktail30 says:
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    Dynasty keep forever OBP league…
    Which side?

    Gerrit Cole and 2nd round prospect pick for Ian Happ and Rick Porcello

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Bucktail30: Fair…depends on needs

      • Bucktail30 says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:
        My roster
        C Sal Perez
        1b Rizzo
        2b Altuve
        3b Bryant
        SS Bogaerts
        OF Harper
        OF Betts
        OFBenintendi
        Util Nelson Cruz
        Util Daniel Murphy
        Ben S. Marte
        Ben Matt Carpenter

        SP’s
        Kershaw
        Scherzer
        Arrieta
        Tanaka
        Quintana
        Robbie Ray
        Pineda
        Lynn
        Kluber

  46. Your Mom says:
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    Odor…what do I do with him? I have more 2B (Jose Ramirez, Segura) on my team. Ozuna, Castro and Dickerson are on the wire. Would it be crazy to drop him? I should probably shop him first. Is there any hope?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Your Mom: Bench him if you can

      • Your Mom says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:
        In a league I can’t maintain a bench for position players too long. Rotating SP like crazy.
        I will free up a spot on the bench for a bit.
        Thanks

      • Your Mom says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:
        Not making this up, pinky swear. I worked with a guy at a TGI Fridays that we called 1 F Jef. We had another Jeff. That was maybe 20 years ago. You couldn’t possibly be him, but there can’t be too many 1 F’s out there.

        • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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          @Your Mom: Ha …Wasnt me

      • Fogimon says:
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        @Grey: hold like Hand?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup!

      • Your Mom says:
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        @Grey:
        Yep
        Thanks

  47. FeverDog says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-team, h2h, 5×5

    c-wieters
    1b-carlos santana
    2b-kinsler
    3b-kyle seager
    of-trout, springer, kendrys morales
    util-desmond, altherr

    smoak, LoMo, Mazara, Reddick, Lowrie – Would you add any of these (Smoak in particualr) for Altherr or Morales?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @FeverDog: Smoak and Mazara over Morales and Altherr

  48. brett says:
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    Can you rank the following pairs of pitchers

    1 C-Mart and Jon Gray
    2 Alex Wood and Tailon
    3. Paxton and Matz
    4. Archer and Jon Gray

  49. I want Adam Frazier says:
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    Adam Frazier is still hanging out on the wire.

    Who would you drop (if any of them) to pick him up?
    -Devon Travis
    -Maikel Franco
    -Josh Bell

  50. Bil Lumbergh says:
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    Grey: Is JC Ramirez an every time out starter in a 30-team league or do I still play the matchups every time he’s up? Streamnator doesn’t like his next 2 starts, but he’s been hot… Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Bil Lumbergh: As with any SP in a 30 teamer, where I imagine you don’t start all of them every time out, I’d probably play matchups with him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bil Lumbergh: I’d start him but I don’t know the matchups

  51. JB says:
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    Grey – In my deep, competitive, 9×9 H2H with roto scoring, we start two 3B and I was riding Headley but I’m done with him. Who do you like better (hopefully short-term) until Moncada comes up – J. Polanco or Valencia? Also, need to drop one of these DL’d pitchers to activate Maeda – Karns, Cahill or T. Ross? Which one?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB: Valencia — Cahill

  52. Big league choo says:
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    12 team keeper 6×6 OPS

    Loaded at CI rizzo, Bryant, lamb, Hanley, Gallo, freeman dl

    Hanley(17$)/Ellsbury(2$)or pollock (8$)

  53. Tony C says:
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    It’s been an incredible start to the season for the Colorado pitching staff and yet many of us are still apprehensive to use their starting pitchers. Which of their young pitchers do u like short term and for ROS and would you roster one of them for the long term?
    Tyler Anderson, Kyle Freeland, German Marquez, Jeff Hoffman or Antonio Senzatela? Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Tony C: You’re only starting them in away games, so they’re not different than any other streamer.

  54. KarlJ says:
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    Funny story about Wu Tang Clan- not sure if I told this one on here before). When I first started in the insurance business about 16 years ago I received a call at my office from a gentlemen by the name of Papa Wu. He said he needed to buy some insurance for his “36 Chambers Studio”.

    Being relatively inexperienced at this point I though it would be best to ask my insurance company underwriter to accompany me to visit the studio to see what they were looking to insure. When I went in the place it had the strongest smell of marijuana I had ever smelled in my life and I literally got a “2nd hand high”

    It was the middle of the afternoon but there were several people passed out on the couches. Random strangers were coming up to me and giving me hugs like I was a life long friend.

    The insurance company decided to pass on quoting the insurance ( I guess they were worried about the place burning down) but I did get a signed Method Man poster and some unreleased videos out of it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KarlJ: That’s amazing!

  55. Adam Magerman says:
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    heyo…Are Piscotti and JBJ droppable in 10 team leagues?

  56. KillerB says:
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    @Grey — Donaldson coming back. Need to drop one of the following. Who would you dump:

    Margot
    Fowler
    Broxton
    Odubel
    Javier Baez
    Eugenio Suarez
    Lorenzo Cain

    **Fowler and Cain can’t be kept. The rest are keeper eligible though Margot and Broxton will cost a bit more than the others.

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @KillerB: Fowler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KillerB: Margot unless this is a deep league

      • KillerB says:
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        @Grey: 10 teams, 26 players per team, 4 bench spots. Pretty deep and dynasty, but more dynasty than deep. If Margot represents major long term upside as a keeper who gets a contract at the end of this year then maybe Jef has a point. Otherwise I think margot is the move. Only question is whether Odubel is the drop because he’s been horrible. What do you think?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Come to the newest post and ask full question again, sorry can’t see old posts on app

  57. ryanoger says:
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    Only have 2 DL spots which are currently being taken up by Britton and Haniger.

    Being a Freeman owner, should I lose Britton or Haniger so I can slot Freeman into a DL slot, allowing me to roster Edwin Diaz who is a FA?

    OR option two would be losing Gardner to roster Diaz, thoughts?

    thanks and happy friday!

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @ryanoger: I’d probably lose Gardner

        • ryanoger says:
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          @ryanoger:

          I have JBJ to lose as well, but I’m guessing you guys are saying JBJ over Gardner, correct?

  58. hanklongball says:
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    Dear Grey and the Razzball Community,

    I am trying to assess whether I need to make an upgrade (and where) with my team. I’m in second place of a 12-team, 5×5 league right now (three players can be kept). Do I stay the course, make a minor move or is there a big piece that can be dealt (McCullers and Benintendi are the ones drawing interest)?

    Below is my team:

    C: Mesaraco
    1B: Rizzo
    2B: Odor
    SS: Peraza
    3B: Healy
    OF: Harper, Betts, Benintendi
    UTIL: Santana
    Bench: Travis
    SP: DeGrom, McCullers, Ray, Nova, Maeda, Samardjzia
    RP: Giles, Melancon, Betances, Brach, Hand

    I’m middle of the pack in offense (all categories between 5th and 8th, with avg being worst and runs/RBI being best) and I’m top three in all pitching categories.

    Two questions come to mind:

    1. I have an offer of Cruz for McCullers, but would that leave my staff too weak?
    2. Would you trade anyone for Carpenter to play 3B, or drop Travis/Healy for Bregman?

    Other than Harper, Rizzo and Betts, anyone can go. Any help is much appreciated!

    • KarlJ says:
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      @hanklongball:

      Can you trade Nova for an offensive piece or maybe package Nova and Healy for a 3B upgrade?

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @hanklongball: I’d hold and pick up Bregman over Travis…

      • Hanklongball says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F: would Cruz/Duffy for Nova/Odor/McCullers be enough to change your position, or am I getting hosed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @hanklongball: Agree w/ F, you don’t need Cruz and you need McCullers

      • Hanklongball says:
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        @Grey: thanks for the sanity check! I’m getting itchy over here not making any trades…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem!

  59. JC says:
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    Who would you trade for Cole and Robertson? I need saves and think Robertson gets moved. I think Cole has been unlucky and wins will come. Hard to trades pitchers but he might for one of my name guys who are struggling and a low end outfielder.
    My current staff : Kershaw, Severino, Verlander, Quintero, Odorizzi, Nova
    OF: Zobrist, Holliday, Kepler, DeShizz, Schebler.
    H2H league with ten hitting and nine pitching cats. Thanks!

    • William Hung says:
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      @JC: who’s Quintero?

        • William Hung says:
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          @JC: drop him

          • Cram It says:
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            @William Hung: You’re so funny.

            • William Hung says:
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              @Cram It: that stick is too far up your ass – might need a doctor to get it out

              • Cram It says:
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                @William Hung: I’ll mention that to him next time. You keep being hilarious.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC: You need saves so you want to trade for a guy that will be moved?

      • JC says:
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        @Grey:
        An other team has Cole and Robertson. The latter only has five saves cuz, ya know, the White Sox. I am thinking of trading for him cuz I think he gets traded to a better team. Clearer?

  60. Pousse-Pousse says:
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    Gregory Polanco and Andrew McCutchen were straight up dropped in a competitive 10-team standard league. Who has the better ROS of the two? Would you take either over Kendrys? Merci.

  61. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Don’t forget Kaz Sasaki!

  62. Just Busted says:
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    Yahoo 5×5 12team H2H

    ROS, who comes out on top in trade:

    Daniel Murphy and Rick Porcello for Chris Owings and E. Rodriguez

    Thanks!

  63. Old School Brother says:
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    Shimmy shimmy ya shimmy ye shimmy yay
    give me the bat so I can take it away
    off on a 5 strikeout night, bon voyage
    from the home of the brooklyn dodger squad

  64. JC says:
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    Thoughts on stashing Britton in league with no DL. Brach has been shaky lately so wondering if it might be prudent to be patient here. If I drop him I would add Dahl or Smoak to pump up my O

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC: Hold

  65. Corleone says:
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    Please rank :
    Alex Bregman
    Josh Bell
    Hunter Renfroe
    Aaron Altherr

    seems like not a lot of love for Altheer in comments , even though his numbers are good.
    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Corleone: He’s cooled off a bit… Bregman, Altherr

  66. Jason Murray says:
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    Story/Moniak or Zimmerman/Julio Urias in a 10-team H2H keeper? Thanks!

  67. The JoGarza says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Adam Jones was dropped in my 12-tm H2H OBP league.

    I can drop Reddick or Hicks for him.

    Again, OBP so Jones is less than stellar and ranks 307th in our format vs. 176 for AVG leagues.

    Worth pulling any trigger?

    Also, I think the psychological effect of seeing a guy like Jones, McCutch, Pujols all being dropped, and what that does for managers who want to put in waiver claims, is fascinating. They’re now viewed as damaged goods.

  68. Don says:
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    I keep holding Pujols because of the RBI, but should I drop him for Tommy Jo?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Don: Meh, rather Pujols, but same difference I guess.

  69. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
    looking to pick up Adam Frazier for utility spot.
    I picked up Tim Anderson to play over Addison Russell since Russell is stinking up the joint. Question is would you roll with Anderson ROS over Russell? Or would you drop Anderson to pick up Frazier and just deal with Russell at SS?

    Other option is I drop Dexter Fowler who is on my bench right now since he is sucking.

    Decisions, decisions… any input would be great and thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bobbo: I wouldn’t be thinking about ROS in May w/ Tim Anderson

      • bobbo says:
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        @Grey: Ignore the ROS comment then. So to pick up Frazier would you drop Addison Russell, Tim Anderson, Dexter Fowler, or hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fowler

  70. Dave says:
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    Who would you rather have for the rest of this year Beltre or Castellanos in AL only

  71. fudgemybudge says:
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    Sell high on Lamb? Have Beltre on DL hopefully off soon.

    • Cram It says:
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      @fudgemybudge: If you get a return that’s better than Lamb, sure.

      • fudgemybudge says:
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        @Cram It: Looking to package him and G. Cole (or the likes of) for DeGrom.

        • Cram It says:
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          @fudgemybudge: Ehhh that’s overpaying.

  72. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Is odor benchable at this point? Droppable seems extreme, but clock is ticking…

    Great write up! Thanks Grey. Can’t wait for your Buy column.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Scuffy McGee: Sure. I’ve been benching him here and there.

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Cram It: As a Rangers fan his game is frustrating the hell out of me. I need to just go ahead and bench.

        • Cram It says:
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          @Scuffy McGee: As an Odor owner in multiple places, it’s frustrating the hell out me too!

  73. demribbies says:
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    Pls pick 2 to start today:

    – Rizzo vs A.Wood
    – Hanley vs Gallardo
    – Reynolds @COL vs CMart

  74. Charlie says:
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    Grey, 10 team h2h, 6×5 including obp. Should I keep McCutchen or cut him loose in favor of Adam Frazier who’s available and I’m hurting at 2nd base. And if Frazier cools off, drop him and pick up another flavor of the week or stream pitchers out of that spot?

    Thanks!

    Sal Perez
    Goldy, Abreu, Hosmer, Alonso
    Villar, Odor
    Arenado
    Borgaerts
    Trout, Judge, Conforto, Sano, McCutchen

  75. CMUTimmah says:
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    After the golden sombrero, I’m officially off the Schwarber train (that I should have exited 3 weeks ago)

    Her-nan (The female Indian bread) Perez or Max (OK, maybe not THE Max, but not the Min either) Kepler?

  76. enrique says:
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    I’m writing this from the G-7 leaders’ summit in Taormina, Sicily, and in the press room I found a fellow Razzballer! I saw him with the site open on his iPad and we traded a few favorite Razzball memories. We both fondly recalled “Designated for assignment. The assignment? Stop sucking.”

    Thanks for the laughs from a couple of guys on the other side of the world….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @enrique: Haha, that’s awesome! Is he a commenter too?

      • enrique says:
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        @Grey: He said he doesn’t comment much but I told him I was going to post something and he said he’d take a look. So we might see a comment from him later. FWIW, he’s a member of the White House press corps who traveled here with the president.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh my God, is it Sean Spicer?!

          • enrique says:
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            @Grey: Couldn’t tell … when I talked to the guy he was hiding in the bushes.

            Wait…!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HA

              • Old School Brother says:
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                @Grey: Spicer strikes me as a fellow Giancarlo stalker

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I’d hide in the bushes with him

  77. Alex Sutara says:
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    Alright Fantasy Master Lothario, First off you’re super handsome, second off is it bad that I’m still bumping Kendrick a few times a week? Third off, I hate getting this in depth, but I’m at a crossroads and I don’t know which way to go.

    I have one waiver transaction left for the week in a 12 team, very competitive H2H league

    I’m currently getting shit stomped in overall catergories

    But I’m only down in hitting by
    5 runs
    1 HR
    9 RBI
    tied SB
    the rest are too far gone to worry about

    I’m set to take some Pitching categoires when I get my IP limit.
    At that the stats are as follows

    QS: Me-1 Opp-2
    W: Me-3 Opp-2
    ERA: Me-3.44 Opp-4.35
    WHIP: Me-1.21 Opp-1.17
    K/9: Me-10.06 Opp -11.17

    Now I have McCullers, Yu, and Ed Rod slated for the weekend and he has Archer, Greinke, and JC Ram

    Should I try and use that last waiver spot for a Sp of the streamer variety to maybe sneak qs and w, and hope for the rest to fall in line?

    Or Roll out my lineup and pick up the hottest bat possible and hope my team hits away?

    With either path that I may take, Do you have a suggestion on who to use that last transaction on?

    I’m heavy on 1B and have no catcher so I thought maybe Avila but meh. And the Streamonator doesn’t exactly love a lot of guys available in the SP market. I.e. Foltyneasdfjh or German Marq

    It’s a battle for the top spot in the league and I’m not trying to go down like some punk bitch

    as always, great write ups, thanks for the advice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex Sutara: I haven’t stopped listening to the new Kendrick, and I see no end in sight at this point… It’s going on what? 3 weeks? Be helpful to know who you’re picking up if bat or SP — Avila is hot garbage, Folty is best of those 3 you mention

      • Alex Sutara says:
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        @Grey:

        Good to know on the Kendrick, you buying in on Logic as well, seems to spit hot fiya.

        Honestly as far as Bats go Hot garbage could work since I’m like to dump anyone I pick up anyway. I already scooped up Jed in hopes he keeps rolling in Yankee land.

        The only other types out there are Ad Gonz, Swanson, Beltran, Panik, Souza, Gurriel

        As far as pitchers go today the streamonator likes Musgrove, Bolsinger and J Guerra

        as for Sat and Sun it’s all guys past the 10 mark. I liked Follty earlier this week but Giants scare me a tid bit more, and I like Marquez but the Streamonator shits on him sunday

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I haven’t loved Logic like others — SON’s choices aren’t great next few days

  78. CMUTimmah says:
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    Dinelson Lamet sounds like a character from Game of Thrones. Because of the unpredictability of that show, I think it fits that his game is going to have more ups and downs than a Brad Hand job.

    Hard Pass.

  79. John Hagar says:
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    Grey, you’re a funny man! How you write with so much humor 5 nights a week is IMPRESSIVE. Thank you!

  80. PHIL says:
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    Who would you want on your team Josh Bell or Chris Taylor ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PHIL: Bell big picture

  81. Philip Your Crevice says:
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    Seriously, what do I do with Odor? What a waste. He got his fat paycheck and bought stallions and steeds shortly thereafter, and forgot how to hit. Not that he was a great hitter to begin with, but he was never this bad. I just don’t know what to do with him. I can’t drop him, and no one will trade for him unless I throw in a Rusty Trombone (which I’m not keen on doing).

      • John Lettiere says:
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        @Grey: thought the horses came with the contract…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • Old School Brother says:
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            @Grey: Miniature horses at that

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  82. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you drop Pedroia. I have Hernandez & Gordon-mainly using Pedroia in utility role but could pickup DeShields, Renfroe, Lowrie, Phillips or JBJ as replacment.
    Thank you for your answer

    • Cram It says:
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      @lwomack58: Lose him. Use a hot bat or whatever your need is for Util.

  83. Bobby says:
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    I give up Danny Salazar & Kelvin Herrera for Alex Wood – YES or NO?

    I have C-Mart, Paxton, Salazar, Quintana, Walker, Manaea for SP and Herrera, Bedrosian, Neris, Brach, & Wilson for RP

    • Fogimon says:
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      @Bobby: So hard to say since that would require Wood to stay in the rotation for the rest of the season. I’d say no simply due to guaranteed rotation spot for Danny.

      • Bobby says:
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        @Fogimon: What about Salazar & Herrera for Eduardo Rodriguez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bobby: Meh, I’d likely hold and hope

  84. Fogimon says:
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    Wow that Ryan Braun tshirt was the easiest contest to win, and the injury was most predictable. Unbelievable.
    Never guessing with my heart again (was hoping for 6-8 good weeks of Braun since he’s on my team).
    Damn. Back to relying on Odor. At least he only struck out 3 times last night. Help me.

  85. Fathead says:
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    Grey, need some help with a deal. Two of them on the table:
    1. Give Stanton and Verlander for Darvish
    2. Give Stanton Verlander and Rupp for Ray and Hedges

    Rest of Team
    C (1) Rupp D’ Arnaud
    1B (1) Pujols T. Joseph Bour
    2B (1) Odor Castro
    SS (1) Story Peraza Brad Miller
    3B (1) Bryant
    CI (1) Rondon
    OF (3) Desmond, Just Dong, Kepler, Mazara
    DH (1) Stanton
    SP (5) Tyler Anderson, Kluber, Pomeranz, Tillman, Verlander, Duffy, Nola, Shoemaker, T. Walker

    You might be able to tell I used your rankings this year. I’m in second to last but feel like my team is on the verge of busting out. Or I’m delusional.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fathead: #2 is terrible, #1 is risky, and I’d prefer to get cheaper pitching, think Desmond for Carrasco

      • Fathead says:
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        @Grey: Thank you. I got Wacha for Desmond.

  86. Ray says:
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    Josh Bell for Maikel Franco in mixed H2H?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ray: Franco

  87. lwomack58 says:
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    Zobrist, Pillar, Peraza or Bregman ROS

    Also Belt over Smoak ROS.
    Thanks

  88. mrbaseball says:
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    Offered Yasmany Tomas for Delino DeShields keeper league – what would you do here

    • Cram It says:
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      @mrbaseball: I would look to see if I could win this year and need Delino to keep me competitive in steals. If both of those things are true, I’d hold Delino. If not, Tomas and it’s not close.

  89. Doc says:
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    Looking to exit the 36th Chamber with ODB
    12 Team 6×6 with OPS

    Healy or Adam Frazier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Doc: Healy

      • Doc says:
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        @Grey: Bour and Hicks available, too…still Healy?

        Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bour

  90. H says:
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    Wood has been excellent, are you worried about his start tonight against the Cubs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @H: Nope

  91. J-FOH says:
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    Some random thoughts. Has Dusty ever called Koda Danny? Shouldn’t we always call Ariel Miranda Ariel MERMANda? Was that Jeopardy blurb (which was brilliant) a nod to Oaktown Steve? Happy Friday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J-FOH: Ha, Oaktown! That’s right… I forgot we have a Jeopardy! champ in our midst… Ariel Mermanda is brilliant too

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I was inspired by Sky’s May 9th post. But I’ll take credit anyway.

        Oaktown!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You got credit!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Is that plagiarism? I heard its a hot button issue this week

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Not if you’re stealing from Sky

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: It would be like stealing from my daddy…or maybe he’s more like my fantasy birthing canal since he brought me into this cruel world of Razz

  92. godshamgod1 says:
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    12 team standard cat roto league

    Tulo is back today from DL

    Tulo or Didi ROS?

    I have picked up too many decent bats, Schebler, Smoak cant find AB’s over Desmond, T. Frazier, Pillar. Doing some mixing and matching depending on matchups. Not much of a market to trade any of these guys in the league. Any straight drops? Working on packaging these guys with someone else to ease the jam but still nothing

    Everyone have a great, safe weekend and enjoy all the baseball

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @godshamgod1: Didi, drop Schebler and Smoak, thanks, you too!

  93. Robert Schroeder says:
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    who is the closer for LAA when the whole bullpen is healthy? Offered Bud Norris for Berrios & I am loaded w starters & desperate for saves. Am I that desperate though?

  94. AllTheDudaDay says:
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    Replace Hedges with Tom Murphy when he comes off the DL? In a 16 team H2H points league and Hedges has gotten me only 5 points in the last 2 weeks. Thanks!

  95. Fish says:
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    Would you trade Verlander for alphabet soup in a Yahoo league (with k/9)? Too much, too little?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fish: I think it’s a smart move

  96. BDP says:
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    You starting or sonavabenching CMart at Coors?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BDP: Depends how badly you need a 6 IP, 4 ER start b/c that’s likely what it will be

      • BDP says:
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        @Grey: Heh, I guess the rest of my pitching’s decent enough to absorb that for the chance at a W. Looking at Ralph’s pitcher rankings and trying to figure out where I draw the Coors line. Like, is it seriously just Kershaw/Sale/Scherzer that we’d feel good about getting a QS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Top 30

  97. demribbies says:
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    Picked up Pillar when Pollock went on the DL. It’s a 10 team keeper and I have both on the cheap.

    Would you be looking to sell Pollock if you could get an improvement elsewhere and roll with Pillar for runs & a splash of speed? Or stick it out w/ AJ but keep a DL spot on the ready for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @demribbies: Sell Pollock if you can, he’s been healthy two weeks of the last two years

  98. DickeyT says:
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    How was it obvious watching the game at home after the 7th and 8th Nova was done even with the low pitch count. He goes for 1/3 ip more and 2er allowed. Cmon C**nt Hurdle.
    And Dustys son is graduating so he wont be there for the weekend series. Lets see how the pen shakes out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DickeyT: Oh Koda will get the saves then, b/c the other coaches know what’s up

  99. toneDEAF! says:
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    Someone just offered me Holland and Brantley for my Segura.. I have to take that right? It’s a H2H pts league.

    • toneDEAF! says:
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      @toneDEAF!: *Greg Holland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why would you have to take it?

      • toneDEAF! says:
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        @Grey: I know the best player in the deal is Segura, but I’d be getting back a top closer and Brantley is doing good and he’s healthy. I normally always go the best player in a deal, but this one has me rethinking. I’d fill my ss spot with someone on the wire like Didi, taylor, Anderson, (Rosario still available too for when he comes up).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d get a cheaper closer with a different piece

          • toneDEAF! says:
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            @Grey: thanks for the input. Daiquiri on the way!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  100. Jon says:
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    Would you start Story at home vs Carlos Martinez or Didi vs Graveman today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Story

  101. Adam Duchow says:
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    7×7 obp, tb
    Abreu and Machado
    Or
    Goldy

  102. PHIL says:
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    With Donaldson back I need to drop someone…
    H.Perez, Y.Tomas, J.Bell, J.Schoop, J.Lowrie ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowrie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, that’s like a Will Ferrell move, overzealous much

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @William Hung:
      Damn, WTF, who does the ‘mall cop’ think he is, the fun police?? JERK!

  103. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you start Blach vs Folty in SF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  104. Jr says:
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    In longterm h2h keeper league, trade Lester or cueto for bumgarner? I have plenty of pitching to make it until bum is back. Have scherzer, Lester, cueto, strasburg, nova, Roark with kluber and hamels on DL.

    • Jr says:
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      @Jr: forgot to mention, QS, k/9 and bb/9 replace wins, k’s and bb’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cueto

      • Jr says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  105. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h (OPS/QS)
    Who is the drop to activate Donaldson?
    I know they’re both streamers but would you drop folty or T Anderson?

    Or drop Casilla since Doolittle will be back soon and will probably take over the closer role?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Folty

  106. lwomack58 says:
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    Lance Lynn for Billy Hamilton-good trade-

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        What about Maeda for Hamilton?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hamilton

          • lwomack58 says:
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            @Grey:

            I’m offering Maeda-Would you trade Hamilton for Maeda?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d want Hamilton

  107. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey, happy Friday! Super shallow 10-team mixed league, I have Story back off DL and need to drop someone, who is the drop? D Travis, S Piscotty, A Russell or C Owings? Position does not matter. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty

  108. Brian says:
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    C. Martinez at Rockies…. Pass? Martinez has been good, but @ Colorado ?

    • Fogimon says:
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      @Brian: Generally the top tier pitchers are a set and forget bunch. C-Mart is in the group.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pass

  109. lwomack58 says:
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    Maeda for Ownings-good trade?

    • Fogimon says:
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      @lwomack58: depends, are you the one Owning Owings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maeda

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        I’m offering Maeda for Ownings

  110. ebudz says:
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    10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
    R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
    W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    Okay Grey trying to lock up my best week ever as I’m winning 13 -1! Leading in Wins 6-2, Losses 0-2, K’s 50-42, and ERA & WHIP 1.66-4.02 & 0.91 – 1.02 respectively!

    Opponent is probably starting Senzatela vs. STL, Odorizzi @MIN, Lackey @LAD and Kershaw vs. CHC rest of the week.

    1) I was already planning to start the 3 guys marked with asterisks the next two days but Duffy is the big questions mark. Last time Lynn and Duffy Sonavabenched me when SON had negative scores on them … SO start or sit Duffy there?

    McCullers vs. BAL (17.1)*
    J. Ross vs. SD (5.4)*
    Shoemaker @MIA (4.1)*
    Duffy @CLE (-4.3)

    2) With my last 2 adds for the week, the plan was to stream Glasnow and Montgomery but Montgomery’s start got pushed to next week. So still go Glasnow + anyone else here the next two days? Or 2 different streams all together? Or just Glasnow?

    5/27
    McCarthy vs. CHC (7.7)
    Eickhoff vs. CIN (6.8)
    Blach vs. ATL (-2.1)
    Folty @SF (-3.3)
    Wheeler vs. @PIT (-7.1)
    JC Ramirez @MIA (-7.6)
    Manaea @NYY (-8.8)

    5/28
    Glasnow vs. NYM (2.7)

    • ebudz says:
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      @ebudz: Oh and I only lead by by one in Quality Starts : 5-4 …

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Start top 2 2. I don’t like any of them, don’t think you need them — Glasnow and Blach are best

      • ebudz says:
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        @Grey: Gotcha thanks! So maybe I’ll only stream one of Blach vs. ATL (-2.1) or Glasnow vs. NYM (2.7)… so who wins!?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Blach

  111. G says:
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    Which side? Story or JBJ and Peraza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story

      • G says:
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        @Grey:
        I’m the one trying to get Story in that deal. Would it be preferable to send over Duffy instead of Bradley or Peraza? My other pitchers are Darvish, shoemaker, Ray, samardijza, holland

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d send Duffy

  112. Shujun says:
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    Which side do you like better in Bogaerts, Hernan Perez, Maeda, and Lynn for Trea Turner, Shaw, Manaea, and Taijuan? (OBP/SLG and W/QS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner

      • Shujun says:
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        @Grey: Thanks a lot, man!

  113. Wacha Wacha says:
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    In 12 team roto do you prefer…

    Lamb and Cano or Altuve and C-mart?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve

  114. Reece King says:
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    Points Keeper league.

    Would give Knebel for Desmond?

    Knebel leads my team in reliever points. Also would represent nice keeper opportunity for future years.

    Desmond would be a luxury… have Blackmon, Brantley, Maybin, Jo Ramirez, Kepler Jones already occupying OF slots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like you don’t need Desmond, it’s fair in a Points league

  115. Cyler says:
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    Got offered Villar for Dozier. I also have Odor and Devon Travis oh AND Ian Kinsler (why do I have so many second basemen?) Do you think Villar or Dozier gives more value in a dynasty league?

    Oh and over or under 1 HR for Bogaerts ROS…please for the love of clam chowder say over.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Villar, it’s fair…. Ha, over

  116. Jason Murray says:
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    Who do you like best for my utility slot this weekend, Zimmerman vs. SD or Bour vs. LAA? I’m leaving Rizzo in @ LAD even though he faces lefties in Wood and Kershaw. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmerman

  117. Fish says:
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    Is JBJ droppable for Adam Frazier in a redraft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  118. GregJeffries says:
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    Thanks for the great read Grey!
    Frazier or Kepler over Altherr?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  119. Nico says:
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    Hey Grey! Only Ivan Nova can give up 2 runs in the 9th, have 1 strikeout, and still make me happy about the start. Enjoy your long weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too!

  120. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    Damn it, can Tommy Jospeh’s fat ass just go away? I hate that guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So much anger

  121. lwomack58 says:
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    I’m offering A. Reed & Maeda for Hamilton & Odor-Would you take this trade-

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor side

  122. lwomack58 says:
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    Lynn or Maeda ROS?

  123. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    9 team redraft roto 5×5. I’ve newly landed in first place but I’m near last in AVG and W, middling in SB and WHIP.

    General fantasy ‘pert philosophy is to hold pitchers over bench bats, correct? With that in mind…

    1) Drop JBJ and Odor (who I’ve recently picked up with the intention of benching until they turn it around) for Severino and/or Sonny Gray, who are on waivers? There’s a 1400 innings limit.

    2) Polanco and A. Frazier on waivers too. Please rank JBJ, Odor, Polanco, A. Frazier.

    3) Assuming Paxton comes back healthy, please rank for when he comes off the DL Paxton, Severino, Berrios, Maeda, Gray, J. Ross.

    4) Drop J. Ross (assuming he’s ranked last above) for Hand?

    C Hedges
    1B Rizzo
    2B Villar
    SS T. Turner
    3B Bryant
    OF Stanton, Conforto, Benintendi
    UTIL Smoak, Bellinger
    BN Springer, Bradley Jr, Odor
    SP Strasburg, Cole, Berrios, Maeda, J. Ross
    RP Giles, Knebel, B. Norris, K. Glover, Neris
    DL Paxton, Britton

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No 2. Hold 3. Severino, Maeda 4. Sure

  124. dustyfingers says:
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    Adam Frazier worth a grab over Travis? Despite hitting HRs the last two days, he doesn’t look like he has much power but could sport a pretty great AVG. If Travis works his way back up the lineup with Donaldson back and Bautista hitting, things could be looking up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  125. Milarky says:
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    This question is eerily similar to one I asked yesterday that didn’t pan out. We start 2 at each IF position, and i’ve got Moreland as my 2nd 1B (along with Rizzo, and Cron is backup). I missed out on anything good on waivers. I am targetting Bour, hoping to maybe trade Morton for him. Given that I got Morton off waivers, is this a solid enough upgrade at 1B?

    For context, my SPs are Scherzer, deGrom, Salazar, Shoemaker, Nova, Severino, Jon Gray, Morton, Daniel Norris, Drew Pomeranz (we start 6).

    • Grey

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      I’d take Bour

      • Milarky says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey! My other options are to offer Shoemaker instead of Morton (assuming that’s a push), or claim Marwin Gonzalez off of waivers. But my thinking is Bour is likely to be more impactful than Gonzalez. Final thoughts?

  126. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. zimmer or franco? gracias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

  127. OaktownSteve says:
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    You’re damn right I’m streaming Buck Farmer today. George Runie “Buck” Farmer, to be precise. Good command, misses some bats, a couple of soft spots in the Tigers rotation. This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship in my pitching starved dynasty. Or I could be cutting him with two outs in the bottom of the first. Tough to tell.

    Litebrite, I’ve been telling you for years, drafting zero starters is a viable RCL strategy. Even if you eventually want to carry one or two, you’ll generally find a streamer to hook on to that ends up a top 40 starter by the end of the year.

    For DFS players this weekend, you might not realize that the A’s are tied for 4th in MLB with 68 homers, only one behind the Yankees. Tanaka has already given up 13 HRs this year. Only guys with more allowed are Nolasco, JZim and Arroyo. By the way, if you had asked me to predict the three pitchers with the most HRs allowed by May 26, I might have gotten all three. Arroyo would have been a slam dunk. Anythehoo, I’d look to stack some A’s this weekend. Healy is cheap at 3000 on Fanduel. Canha is a nice play at 2300 if he gets the start. Lowrie is 2300 and will hit middle of the order.

    Speaking of Lowrie, I know Albridger like to make fun of him, but he is tied for 4th in MLB in doubles (with none other than Trout, Dickerson, Arenado and Betts), he’s hitting .287, he’s top 30 in runs scored, and his 6 homers are as many as Trumbo, Yelich, Dozier, Longoria and Hanley. He’s looked pretty good. There was a time many, many, many years ago when Lowrie was a bat first MI prospect in Houston. Maybe a mini-Zombino? And yes I’m giving my A’s colored glasses.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      re: Litebrite, the problem is there’s a good chunk of the draft where I just don’t want anything but SPs… I could go without any SPs, but there’s just so many infielders, RPs and outfielders a guy wants — Lowrie’s the worst

  128. Grey

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  129. Marc G. says:
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    Since I need serious pitching help and that I have JD Martinez, Trumbo, Desmond and Springer in the outfield, would it make sense to do:

    Springer + Roark for Porcello + Fowler

    And would I be better off with Robbie Ray rather than Porcello?

  130. Grey

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  131. DJ says:
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    In 10 team 5×5 h2h, I ve been offered

    Give: Story, R Zimm, Erv Santana

    Get: Correa, Hanley, D Holland

    My staff already has Schezer, McCullers, Fulmer, Ed Rod, Stroman, Quintana.

    I see holland as a guy I can drop and use as a streamer spot.

    What do you guys think?

    • Grey

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  132. DonnieDo says:
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    I’m thinking of dropping Moreland for Adam Frazier (I have Santana, Smoak and Shaw at 1B already) and it is a dynasty league. Is that a dumb move?

    • Grey

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  133. Danny says:
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    If you had to pick one for today…

    Didi
    Keon Broxton
    Todd Frazier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keon

  134. GL3 says:
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    Was just offered Starlin Castro for Jason Vargas, thoughts?
    Can I counter w Quintana instead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Counter with Quintana and take followups to my newest post

  135. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Two questions

    1) drop Miguel Gonzalez for Ty Blach
    2) Trade McCutchen for Joey Bats?

  136. JashFath

    JashFath says:
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    I have a feeling that cheezy Juan Centeno joke will make it to the next podcast….. and I can’t wait!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Priming my voice as we speak

  137. Great buy list!

    Morales
    Belt
    Puig
    Javier Baez
    Holliday
    Piscotty

    All available in my league give me the top 2 to pick up if you could ever be so kind.

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