Yesterday, the Indians called up Oscar Mercado, after a hilarious bit where they phoned their Triple-A team and asked to speak to Oscar and they were met with, “The Oscar Mercado called and said they’re out of you!”  The Indians have now cornered the mercado on Oscars like Meryl Streep.  Mercado has speed to burn. He is so fast he just ran into your room, mussed your hair and ran back out before you even had a chance to flinch, which is great because you’re secretly being filmed for the new Netflix game show, Flinch.  Mercado had one season in the minors with 50 steals.  I just became aroused like Lorenzo Lamas after he sees himself in the mirror.  Prospect Mike said of him, “Mercado came to Cleveland from St. Louis at last year’s trade deadline in a move that probably slipped under everybody’s radar. He had a crazy good season in Triple-A though, hitting .278 with eight homers and 37 steals.  Caveat:  Grey is dumb.”  What?  That’s not a caveat. I grabbed Mercado in a few leagues, because I could use steals, and, brucely, who doesn’t need steals?  Not to answer, but bat your eyelashes and look pretty. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Francisco Lindor – 2-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .296.  He has two more homers than Jose Ramirez, and same number of RBIs, and Lindor missed three weeks.  Behind door number one is ZOINKS, behind number two is YUP and there’s no door number three.

Shane Bieber – 6 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.81.  That’s one way to kick off the week.  *sticks finger into electrical outlet to feel something more pleasant*

Carlos Rodon – Out for year after Tommy John surgery.  It could be worse, he could pitch for the Mets and just need Tommy John surgery for a few years.

Nate Jones – Out for the year with flexor mass surgery.  He hopes to return next spring so someone can ask me, “Hey, Grey, handsome much?  Also, you think Nate Jones can close this year?”

Jose Abreu – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer.  Member when I used to say he was the Latino Big Hurt?  I apologize to Frank Thomas, who seems like he quickly becomes The Butt Hurt.

Welington Castillo – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  Where’s the boeuf?  At the plate!

Reynaldo Lopez – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.58.  Yeah, well, he was facing one of the worst teams.  Singing Coolio, “Been spending most my life throwing shade like a gangster parasol…”  The Indians rank 27th out of all MLB offenses and that’s counting the Marlins, who shouldn’t be counted as MLB.  Though, the Streamonator likes Lopez’s next start.

Yoan Moncada – 3-for-4 and his 8th and 9th homers, hitting .289.  Still don’t trust him fully, but his BABIP and reduced Ks tells me he’s more of a .255-65 hitter vs. the .235 one he was coming into this year.

Kendrys Morales – Designated for assignment.  That assignment is to do a blood transfusion with a 17-year-old to swap out his old goo for young goo.

Matt Olson – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Wow, his power is returning quicker than Kim Jong-un turning on the electric in North Korea so he can try a recipe from his cookbook, “Despot Is Good For Cooking.”  A NY Times Bestseller.

Khris Davis – 2-for-4 and his 11th and 12th homer, hitting .243.  Damn, a .004 slump!

Mitch Haniger – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .229.  A lot of people are asking about Mallex Smith.  More now than in the preseason.  Here’s the thing, prematurely balding men, where is he going to play?  Are they benching Bruce, Vogelbach, Haniger or Domingo indefinitely?  I mean, maybe for a start or two here and there, but Mallex has nowhere to play without an injury.

Daniel Vogelbach – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .248.  Yeah, Mallex is just gonna start playing now even though he didn’t all of April.  Right with fifteen I’s.

Yusei Kikuchi – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.64.  Doesn’t sound like a great pitching performance, until you realize that he threw a 12-inning perfect game yesterday if you add in pine tar.

Erik Kratz – DFA’d by the Giants for Aaron Altherr.  The Giants’ GM told a raunchy, sprawling story involving 30 teams taking their turn on the Giants in increasingly graphic ways and then saying it was all an act. What do you call that act? “It’s the DFA Kratz!”

Shohei Ohtani – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .250.  “I just traded my entire 1st place team for Ohtani.  How’d I do?”  That’s a comment from the future.  People love Ohtani.  Find someone who loves you like baseball fans love Ohtani.

Tommy La Stella – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .272.  When I told you to draft the top hitter from the Angels’ lineup 1st overall, you assumed I meant Trout.

Jose Berrios – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.05.  Angels had some crunch-Berrios for breakfast. Any guesses where he was on the Fantasy Baseball Player Rater for starters before last night?  *points thumb up*  I’m saying Berrios was rated higher with my thumb motion, I didn’t say let that person out of the ring with the untamed lion.  It was basically Verlander, Ryu, Berrios and everyone else, but because we can’t have anything nice, there’s been two good starters this year and everyone else.  (Kidding, Berrios is still solid.)

Jorge Polanco – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .327.  The polar opposite of Ohtani in that I can’t find anyone who loves Polanco like he should be loved.  You can count on one hand the number of players who always seem headed for the cycle in every game, and not an Alfonseca hand.  Polanco is one of those players.

Marwin Gonzalez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, 2nd homer in three games and hitting near-.375 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert, but usually Marwin Gonzalez is like watching a bad porn star perform. Available for every position but an unexciting choice for all of them.

David Robertson – Shut down for three weeks after a visit to see Dr. Freeze.  Dr. James Andrews would’ve shut him down indefinitely, but Robertson had to go hawk some jewelry to pay for the doctor.

Aaron Nola – 3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.86.  If you didn’t draft Nola, but wanted to, you haven’t learned anything. You just got off easy. You should be made to pay for the sins of drafting a top starter too. *removes belt* You will be punished!  As soon as I change my pants, they’re chafing my groin.  What?  You thought I was going to spank you with my belt?  You’re weird.  As for Nola, everywhere that David Simon set a show is slumping. Granted, his shows are about slumping cities.

Pat Neshek – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.68 and his 2nd save.  Hector Neris has pitched once in the last ten days, and that wasn’t even for a save.  So, Gabe Kapler might’ve forgotten he was their closer, or more likely, he has no closer.  I grabbed Neshek, but I bet he comes into a random game in the 6th inning in four days, then some other schmohawk gets a save.  This is a closerousel and around, around it goes. Where it stops, not even Kapler knows.

Cesar Hernandez – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and his 2nd homer in five games, and hitting near-.375 in the last week.  Mr. risin’ schmotato, gonna keep on risin’!

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer.  Moistasskiss!

Lorenzo Cain – 5-for-6 and his 4th steal, hitting .266.  He’s on pace for 16/16, which is great for Wade Boggs’s eyes, not so much for a top outfielder.

Freddy Peralta – 4 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 6.16.  This start was lame as a starter, but if he had an Opener in front of him, he would’ve been great.  Give Freddy his 1st inning cushion!

Nicky Lopez – Called up by the Royals to play 2nd base with Merrifield moving to the outfield.  Who is this Nicky Lopez kid who warrants that kind of move, to Whit? I’m glad you asked, Awkward Intro Question! Here’s what Prospect Mike said, “I tend to value pure hitting over other tools when I’m compiling these lists. Lopez scores well in that area. He’s also close to the majors with success in the upper minors. For a guy with below-average power, the fact that he hit nine homers between Double-A and Triple-A in 2018 was a pleasant surprise. Mix in his 15 steals and .308 average and I’m sold. Need more? His strikeout and walk rates were nearly identical in Triple-A (11%). That’s Jennifer Connelly beautiful.  Or reverse whatever the hell Grey is.”  C’mon, man!  In Triple-A, Lopez had a 3.6% strikeout rate and a 14.5% walk rate.  That’s goofy good.  He also had three homers and 9 steals.  Don’t want to compare anyone to Jose Altuve, but if the shoe fits–Actually, that’s a thimble.  No, wait, that’s Altuve’s shoe? Damn.  I tried to pick him up in all leagues, but Nicky no lucky.

Matthew Boyd – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.15.  Can we talk about how I call him Matt some days and Matthew other days?  I should call him Matthew when he doesn’t pitch well, and Matt when he does, because Matthew always makes me think the person said their name is “Matt” then sneezed.  What are you allergic too, homey?  Your name?  That sucks.  Okay, listen, this was not an easy start, so we’re going to forgive Matthew.  Gesundheit!

Aledmys Diaz – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in three games.  Okay, not much happened yesterday, so I’m trying to make a hot schmotato out of a mole-tato.

Robinson Chirinos – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Uh-oh, Chirinos!

Alex Bregman – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .275.  Member how worried you were in the preseason about Bregman’s elbow?  No? That’s because you’ve blocked it out.

Brad Peacock – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 4.01.  His game log is all over the map, and I don’t mean because he’s pitched in different cities.  One start is 7 IP, 12 Ks and pearly jams in the Rusty Kuntz, and other games it’s 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER and Cooter’s on the CB pulling over the Duke Boys.  I have no confidence in Peacock right now, but I would own him in 100% of leagues, because, when shizz is right, it’s real right.

Nick Kingham – 4 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 7.84.  He desperately needs a trade to another team.  C’mon, Pirates, free him to be good!

Robbie Ray – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.14.  Robbie Ray was propped up to a huge early lead, and he coasted out for a free night at the W on the Ivictory Coast.  Room and scoreboard were all on the house.

Jarrod Dyson – 2-for-5, 2 runs and two steals (8, 9).  I’m embarrassed to admit I’ve owned Dyson for the better part of three weeks because my steals shituation is so dire.  Yes, “He went to Jarrod,” for SAGNOF.

Eduardo Escobar – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .288. Fun fact!  There’s a class you can take at Colombia University called Drug Dealing 101, that is sometimes abbreviated Edu-Escobar.  That’s not Columbia University in New York, by the way.

Christian Walker – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 8th homer, hitting .292.  The White Walker has returned!  What is dead will never die, except for any interest in Game of Thrones after this final season.

Aaron Hicks – Activated from the IL.  Wow, the Yankees are finally getting healthy…*holds finger to earbud* Wait, I’m getting word there’s more injuries…

Jonathan Loaisiga – Hit the IL, and shut down for a month with a rotator cuff strain.  Well, that’s not awful–*holds finger to earbud* Crap, there’s more…

Miguel Andujar – Back on the IL and this will likely be the end of him for the year.  The good news is Chance Adams is up for the Yankees. He is there to cheer up everyone who is injured.

  1. Token says:
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    Struggling guys who haven’t been good for a couple years but have name appeal. Would you trade parker and miggy for votto? Have hand, davis, hicks, and castillo as my other closers.

    Or should I just drop miggy and forget about votto?

    • Eric W says:
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      I would rather have Joey Votto’s brother, Steve Votto. He is an accountant in Philly.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Steve Votto is great, especially during tax season

    • Dave D says:
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      Trade for Albert Belle…

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Keep Miggy for now.

    • Cram It says:
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      Trading one guy with name value for another guy with name value, neither who have actual value. You’ll get there someday, kid.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d want the Votto side, but yea if it’s a shallow league just go with someone that’s hitting instead

  2. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Seems Pena and Beede will follow an opener today. Who do you like more Beede at home vs TOR or Pena at MIN?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Pena for me

  3. c says:
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    Nicky Lopez this year in AAA?

    20 BB

    5 K

    in 116 AB (with a .500 Slugging % and 9 SB).

    I’m adding him everywhere I can.

    • LadyScorpio says:
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      Me too!!

    • LadyScorpio says:
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      Me too!!

      • Stream Weaver says:
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        Nicky Lopez or RRodriguez?

  4. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    16 team H2H DYNASTY LEAGUE

    Start Flaherty @ATL?

    Start Caleb Smith vs TB?

    Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Start them both

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yep

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        Thanks DT, MALICIOUS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  5. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    This is definitely up there with Woodward and Bernstein or Avery and Jennings, especially on a slow night made slower with 1 game postponed!!!

    a. In a 5X5 RCL where I’m 3rd in hitting (42/60) but 10th in pitching (19/60) would you start…

    1. Eickhoff at home versus MIL (Woodruff)
    2. Noah @ WAS versus Hellickson

    b. Hate to say it but last 14 days for Goodrum and Shaw have been no bueno.

    1. Goodrum – 47 PAs, 4 runs, 1 RBI, 0 HR and 0 SB, .023 ISO, .163 BA buoyed by a robust .187 wOBA and .219 BABIP.

    2. Shaw – 44 PAs, 1 run, nothing else, .027 ISO, .081 BA with a .184 wOBA so he’s been really unlucky as exhibited by his .120 BABIP.

    They are both on the bench and moving slowly towards the end of that same bench.

    c. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for May 14

    The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap

    “That wild goose chase of yours is going to lay an egg. ” Lou Costello

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d bench Eickhoff and start Thor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! A. I’d start both B. Very no bueno — can grab Hiura C. Ha

  6. Gotime says:
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    H2H categories with OBP weekly league
    Own Mondessi and Anderson for steals, but you dropping any of Castellanos, Ender, Moreland to pick up Nicky Lopez and Mercado or hold

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d lose Inciarte for Mercado

  7. Snacks Zillion says:
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    LaStella or Chavis both on the wire, who to grab? 12 team weekly h2h. Thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Chavis

  8. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Pick one:
    1. Wilson Ramos; or Astudillo
    2. (Saves): Matt Barnes or Luke Jackson

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Astudillo and Barnes

  9. Brett says:
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    Drop vertigo or c. Frazier for…

    Tapia or Mercado

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d hold unless you need steals…then Mercado over Verdugo

  10. Brett says:
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    Also, drop Andujar for La Stella?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Sure if you don’t have an IL spot

  11. Jeffry says:
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    Better IL stash…

    Andujar, Gregorius, Gennett, jed lowrie

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Andujar for me

  12. Bob Saccamano says:
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    Kike or Nicky Lopez (graduate of Columbia University)?
    For a MI spot in a 12 team OBP league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did he go to Columbia too?

      Lopez

      • Bob Saccamano says:
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        Thanks! And no idea, Nicky Lopez just sounds like a name you would hear on Narcos

  13. Conktown Tinker says:
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    Just grabbed Nicky Lopez……. and realized….

    Mondesi is my boo at shortstop….. Whit is Legit at 2b….. Hunter is BullDoziering toward a breakout….

    So… ahem…. why do the Royals suck when my fantasy team is so good

    • Chucky says:
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      It’s all about the pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Royals pitching

    • Norman Ginsberg says:
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      Soler or Huira? (Very tniy) preference for OF.

  14. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    ***BULK ALERT***

    Couple of Openers today that will lead to loooong relievers. Felix Pena will go long @ Twins, and Tyler Beede will go long versus the Blue Jays. Pena was great last time in the bulk role and is the preferred option.

    Excited for Nicky Lopez as I’ve been living with an Odor/Peraza shituation.

      • Matty says:
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        Pine Tar- who are you planning to drop of Odor and Peraza? I’m living with the same mess, but wanted to hedge my bets by being sure to drop the opposite of someone else.

        • Grey

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          Yeah, bc worst case scenario is you don’t do well, but someone you don’t know will do well

          • Matty says:
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            When I drop Odor for Lopez and he immediately does what we’ve been waiting for for years and I’m (again) stuck with two 2B who couldn’t win a batting title with the sum of their averages I’ll take a tiny bit of solace in knowing that Pine Tar- an internet stranger- is enjoying the fruits of my Odor-drop.

            • Grey

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              HAHA, I hear ya

  15. Hee Seop’s Fables says:
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    Great write up Grey. Would you drop McMahon, Christian Walker or hold with Matt Olson and Dwight Smith Jr on the wire? 6×6 OPS. Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d try Olson over McMahon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with DT

  16. rhodyballer says:
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    Hey Grey,

    These posts make my mornings (although my work production has plummeted!)

    1. Nicky Lopez over LaStella, Profar, Peraza in a 12-team roto? Could use the SBs with Trea out…

    2. Also – have a bunch of middling SP with Severino, Glasnow, Paxton all down (with 3 bench spots and no D/IL spot) so I’ve acquired Strahm, Gausman, C. Martin, M. Perez, Lucchesi, etc

    One dude is panicking in my league and wants to sell Strasburg, Corbin or Cole for 2 OF and a SP.

    Should I do Dahl + Conforto + Strahm for Cole if I can swing it? Is it fair? I also have S. Marte, Franmil, G. Polanco and Puig. Any combination of those guys get it done? I said he can have any two except Marte.

    I could replace OF with Joc, Ender, Tapia, Eaton on the ww. Correct order for a replacement?

    Sorry – lots of moving parts but my pitching is in shambles as Glasnow went down right after I traded D. German for Puig…

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      1. You can lose both Peraza and Profar in a 12 teamer, in that order
      2. I’d do that deal, it’s a lot to give but there’s good options on your ww. Any two except Marte sounds fine. Tapia, Joc, Eaton for me.

      • rhodyballer says:
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        Thx DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks!

      Agree with DT

  17. Donald says:
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    Who are the OF you would rank around O.Mercado. Also what 2b/ss would you rank around Nicky Lopez. Sorry to ask it like this but I have 9 teams and didn’t want to list all of my OF and 2B/SS. Thanks for all your help during the year.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Frazier, Tapia, Verdugo, Soler
      Swanson, Escobar, Semien, Kike

  18. papasmurf says:
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    I am in the same boat as Dyson cuz… lookin’ at you Hamilton…

    Dude playing pretty well though. Drawing walks at least and has like as many SBs as that everyday playing Hamilton.

    • Grey

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      There’s Mercado now too

  19. Tom says:
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    I was offered a trade. Would you accept?

    Receive Domingo Santana, Sea RF
    Receive J.A. Happ, NYY SP
    Send Matthew Boyd, Det SP

    Thanks in advance!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d do it

  20. Ctfdu says:
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    Nicky Lopez or Senzel? Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Senzel

  21. Cram It says:
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    Nicky Lopez or Trout questions in 3, 2, 1…..

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Lopez

    • knucks says:
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      I’d still prob hold onto Hernandez over both

      • Cram It says:
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        I don’t know, Rodriguez is looking pretty good.

  22. DonnieB says:
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    Do you think Mallex plays in Seattle when recalled? Where? Vogelbach lose time?

    Mallex,Mercado,Tapia,or Lopez? Pick top two ROS. Thanks FML!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Yes, Vogelbach and Bruce will probably be the the losers.

      I like that order but it’s fluid

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not every day

      Tapia, Mercado, depends on needs

  23. Chris H says:
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    10 team Dynasty league with avg and ops.

    La Stella or David Fletcher for MI backup.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Don’t know if you need a backup MI but I’d ride the La Stella hot streak of the two.

      • Chris H says:
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        Thanks,

        Altuve on the DL, and I don’t trust hamstring injuries.

  24. Dancin Homer says:
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    Nicky Lopez or Renfroe for my UTL in 12-team 6×6 league?

    Also, who do you like better at OF: Mercado or Kepler?

    Thanks in advance

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Depends on needs: Renfroe power, Lopez speed.

      Mercado for me.

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Thanks Donkey. Speed is always at a premium it seems this season.

        Also, Tapia is available too. Would you prefer him over either Renfroe or Lopez?

        • Dancin Homer says:
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          Also, just got word that Hiura getting called up too. Who do you like better at MI:

          Lopez or Hiura?

          • Donkey Teeth

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            Hiura

  25. Hepcat13 says:
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    Greyt write up!

    Generally, La Stella or Renfro ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Renfroe for me but don’t really trust either ROS

  26. mrcatcher22 says:
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    Drop Piscotty or Chavis for Oscar Market?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Over Piscotty

  27. Stream Weaver says:
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    Are we starting Eickhoff at home against Mil?
    Hendricks at Cinn? Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Eickhoff depends on the league, lean no. I’m starting Hendricks.

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      no and yes

  28. Quando says:
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    Ohtani over any of the following? No needs

    Soler
    Eloy
    Dahl

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Over Soler for me

  29. Yu says:
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    Tapia or Fletcher over the following? I need runs

    Chavis
    Greg Polanco
    Franmil
    DSJ

    • Justin says:
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      No on all. Keep what you got.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d go Tapia over Polanco, Grey like Polanco though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Justin

  30. Five-on-One says:
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    Hi. Already dumped Profar. Now looking to dump/bench Odor and Peraza (yes, my MI has been a bit of a mess, but Baez and Anderson have helped paper over my mistakes) and probably Desmond at 1B. Already picked up Nicky Lopez to replace Profar’s expected steals (and give me a much better average). Can you pick the best two from the following list for Odor/Desmond replacements?

    Bauers, Crawford (JP), Almedys, Niko G., Rowdy, Sogard, Urshela, O. Arcia. Are these guys improvements over Odor and Desmond. (He is not playing against all lefties anymore – are the Rockies finally going to play Dahl and Tapia?)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d hold

  31. Wow says:
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    I own these closers

    Giles
    Parker
    Romo
    Neris

    Would you pick up any of the following over them?

    Luke Jackson
    Robles
    Martin
    Cishek

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      Jackson over Neris but you could hold

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d try Jackson over Parker

      • Wow says:
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        So hold Neris? Also would you take LeClerc over any of the following of Neris, Giles, Jackson, or Romo?

  32. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Good morning! Same question for two different leagues. Is Nicky Lopez a recommended add over…

    11 tm roto keeper – Yandy Diaz, H Dozier, Moncada, Segura, Forrest Whitley, Happ, Giolito, Fried?

    12 tm h2h – Muncy, H Dozier, Conforto, Dahl, J Rodriguez or M. Givens?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      11 tm I’d hold
      12 team over Jefry Rodriguez

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        Thanks, DT. Forgot to give context on Segura in the 11 tm. I have Mondessi at SS and Segura is a bench guy that fills in for him or at utility when there is a guy sitting. Still a hold over Lopez?

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Still hold

    • Scuffy McGee says:
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      Same question for Mercado – unless he is JUST a SAGNOF.

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Mercado over Lopez for me. Huira over both if available.

        • Scuffy McGee says:
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          Still Segura over Mercado in that bench/utility role for me, to be clear?

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        Thank you, DT and Grey

  33. Alps says:
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    Hey Grey/DT
    10 team league
    I need SB’s and Saves
    Thinking of dropping Porcello for either Mercado or Robles.
    Who is the better option
    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hey Alps,

      I’d go Mercado over Porcello. Unless that’s Victor Robles…then I want him.

      No problem

      • Alps says:
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        Thanks DT
        it was Hansel
        I actually already own Victor Robles
        I also own Senzel ,Jean segura and Eaton but still need SB”s

  34. chris says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Good morning.

    Do you think Newcomb will be moved back to the Starting Rotation?

    He pitched good in AAA and is posting good numbers from the bullpen.

    thanks,
    Chris

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d guess at some point, but they have a lot of options…

  35. Sea Hags says:
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    This one would have been laughable in the preseason, but is now a legit question.

    Who do you like better for the ROS?

    Travis Shaw or Tommy La Stella?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      La Stella short term but Shaw ROS

      • Sea Hags says:
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        Breaking News: Looks like Hiura is getting the call up to the Brewers today. Expecting this to start cutting into Shaw’s playing time? Does this change anything?

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Well I’d want Huira over both if he’s available…

          • William Hung says:
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            Word is Shaw is gonna get Disgraceful Listed or flat out demoted to AAA

            • Sea Hags says:
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              good stuff, thanks Will Hung!

          • Sea Hags says:
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            yeah for sure, but its a keeper league with minors so he’s been owned.

            • Donkey Teeth

              Donkey Teeth says:
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              Yea it definitely dims the Shaw outlook…

  36. Trickrey says:
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    Which of these RP would you drop in a 10 tm league with Sv+H as category instead of just Saves:

    Matt Barnes, Jose Alvarado, Wade Davis, Luke Jackson, Josh Hader

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      None? Jackson for me if you have to lose one…

  37. Vash says:
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    If Franklin Barreto gets called up….any value?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Deep league only off the bat

  38. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Just want to thank you guys for all the answered questions in these comments, no other site does that.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      No problem

  39. Vash says:
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    Also rather have Franklin Barreto, Orlando Arcia, or Chris Taylor h2h ROS?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Taylor for me, don’t love any of em ROS

  40. Gregg says:
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    Would you drop Alfaro for any of the following catchers in a 10 tm 6×6 OPS league: Garver, Chirinos, McCann?

    • Murph says:
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      Grey!!
      I am still holding Shaw. Christian Walker is on the wire.
      Both would be bench bats.
      Hold Shaw as a backup to Muncy at 2B, or pick up Walker as a backup to Alonso at 1b?
      Also – to Gregg, I dropped Alfaro for Chirinos two days ago.
      Thanks everyone!

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        I’d go Walker

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Garver

  41. Clifford says:
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    Drop B. Lowe for N. Lopez?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Only if you need steals

  42. aardvark says:
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    Voit or Matt Olsen?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Voit for me

  43. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    In the RCL I’m last in saves, era and whip, there not much out there in terms of relievers.

    my team:
    chrinos, Foltynewicz, Junis, minor, Strohman

    Castillo, Gant, Peacock, Wladen, Cody Allen

    IR: glasnow, Severino, Shawn Kelly

    Sorting through the heap by saves the guys are avialble
    Romo, Robles, Rogers, Pagan, Cishek, Neshak

    Anyone worth taking a look at?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Romo, Cishek, Robles over Gant, Walden, Allen

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        Thanks DT

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          No problem

  44. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    My Nola (kept, but not a keeper anymore) for his Caleb Smith + Chavis in a 12 team mixed?

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      I’ve also gotten an offer of Nola for Lorenzo Cain instead. I’m leading most hitting categories (and 4th best in SB) but much more middle of the pack on pitching, so I think I like Smith/Chavis over Cain. (And you seem to be a big Chavis fan too).

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold but it’s fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Cain or Smith/Chavis

  45. SheaSeraSera says:
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    Thoughts on Vogelbach or Smoak for CI spot ROS? Have OPS as extra category in 6×6.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Vogey for me

  46. phennore says:
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    16-team 5×5 league with a $30 FAAB budget. I’m in some desperate need for steals. How much FAAB would you put on Mercado?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      $3-5

  47. Nightpandas says:
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    15 team obp k/9 keeper

    Meadows Doolittle vs Marquez Elias

    Which side ya got?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Marquez but fair

  48. JC says:
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    Please rank Mercado, Dahl and Senzel, rest of season

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Senzel, Dahl, Mercado for me

  49. MJP says:
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    The two weakest parts of my team are 2B and SP…

    Should I trade G. Marquez or Ozzie Albies?

    • MJP says:
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      *FOR

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Albies

  50. bacca72 says:
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    5×5 OBP 12 team saves+holds.

    I have shortened my hitting bench and have been playing matchups with pitching but I’m holding too many starters and need to compete better in saves+holds. I basically added everyone and am now trying to cut down. Jordan Lyles and Corbin Martin on waivers. Need to probably trim 2 in total (one to add a reliever, one to add Nicky Lopez) but would also like to know if Lyles/Martin are worth switching out anyone as well. What you would you do with the pitching staff below?

    Corbin
    Marquez
    Musgrove (crappy last two starts but 2.92 FIP/4.42 xfip, very confusing guy but feels like a streamer)
    German
    Yonny Chirinos
    Martin Perez
    Griffin Canning
    Woodruff (big start today)
    Strahm
    Giolito
    Bassitt

    Thank you. Go Cubs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bassitt and Canning for Lyles/Martin after Red Sox start for latter

      • bacca72 says:
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        Thank you.

  51. knucks says:
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    RE Aledmys: props to the Hittertron who has been on him all year (with the major caveat of playing time). I scooped him where I could when I saw Altuve is out for a bit. Not expecting the world, but can’t be mad at the results from Day 1 of him on Team Knucks.

    Been using the tools for a few years now and winning leagues because of them. But this has to be my best year with them so far. Maybe my leagues are just deep enough/waiver pools just thin enough that when I need a batty call or an SP to stream Ive only go a handful of decent options. I’ve nailed homers from Moreland, Pujols, Ronny Rodriguez, Aledymys Diaz over the last few days across several leagues.

    I explained this to my wife during dinner this past weekend. She says I’m cheating at fake baseball. But we have an agreement that my fantasy winnings are used for vacations, so when I reminded her of that she gave me the hall pass. Don’t know that I could possibly get any more frisky with them bots than I already have so far this year though ;)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, nice! Glad the wife is allowing it…

  52. Jason says:
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    Is Taillon is drop now that he is out until at least July? I”m in a 10 team redraft league with 3 DL spots and also have Stanton, Glasnow, and Paxton in those spots. I likely will pick up Eickoff or ERod if I drop Taillon.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Ditch him for EdRod

  53. longbeachyo says:
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    JULIOOOO, NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    • knucks says:
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      As someone who owns Urias in a Dynasty, this comment is disturbing. Did I miss something? Please explain.

      • Longbeachyo says:
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        See it now? Arrested for domestic disturbance :(

        • knucks says:
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          Damn. Thats not cool

  54. john1689 says:
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    Would you trade Springer and Boegarts to get Trea Turner? 3rd to last in steals in a 12 team roto.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Eh it’s fair but I’d probably hold until Turner is closer to a return…

  55. SallyCips says:
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    Hey team!

    Would you trade Haniger for Nola?

    Also, I need speed drop just picked up yesterday Marwin to go shopping at the Mercado?

    Grazie!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Haniger but it isn’t bad if you really need the arm.

      Mercado over Marwin.

      • SallyCips says:
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        Grabbed Mercado.

        How do you feel if it were:

        Haniger/Voit for Nola/Tatis Jr.?

        My power department can handle the loss, but in serious need of speed.

        Thanks!

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          I’d pass. Maybe once there’s positive news on Tatis…

          • SallyCips says:
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            Roger that on that variation, but I am by Nola for Haniger. Will ponder further. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Haniger and Agree with DT on Mercado

      • SallyCips says:
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        Thanks, Grey!

  56. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write-up! I’ve now successfully locked up 1st and plan on steam rolling through the league. Couldn’t have done it so far without your help. Wondering if you think I should make any changes, or hold?

    A few of my batters:
    -Michael Chavis
    -Christian Walker
    -Shohei Ohtani
    -Franmil Reyes

    What’s available on the wire:
    -Tommy La STELLLAAAAAAA (old school reference)
    -Matt Olson
    -Jose Martinez
    -Jorge Soler
    -Derek Dietrich
    -Nicky Lopez
    -mountcastle

    Thank you!

    • Sandman says:
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      Please add Keston Hiura to available people

      Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Hiura and Olson over Walker and Chavis…looks shallow so you can play the hot hand and go for upside.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d hold

  57. JC says:
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    Where art thou Neris?

  58. Fred says:
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    Play Musgrove today after his two day outings? Also – if he gets another bad outing tonight, time to drop or hold until he fixes things?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      All depends on league depth

      • Sully says:
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        Add Hiura and drop which of the following…
        Y. Diaz or F. Reyes
        or stay pat?

  59. Teacher Man says:
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    Good morning gentleman,

    Rest of season in 10 team HH k/9: hold Chris Martin, pick up Robles, or pin a poster of Coldplay Chris Martin above my bed? I have Brad the Hand and Alvarado for my other RP’s.

    Thanks,

    Teacher Man

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

      • Teacher Man says:
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        Thanks, DT!

        TM

      • Teacher Man says:
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        Thanks, G!

        TM

  60. KailuaBoy says:
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    Move the Moose to 3rd base and pick up Chavis for 2nd base , drop Carpenter?

    Or

    Pick up H Dozier and drop Carpenter?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Dozier

  61. Murph says:
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    Hey guys
    Tapia, Calhoun, Mercado – pick two
    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Tapia, Mercado

  62. msh2404 says:
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    Please Rank: Posey, Chirinos, Garver

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Garver, Chirinos, Posey

  63. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Would you trade j polanco for Dee Gordon in an OBP league if you needed a 2B and Steals?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

  64. MJP says:
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    @Grey

    My post got F’ed on my phone.. So trying again haha

    My team has a hole at 2B and my SP is garbage… I’m in a 7×7 that counts OPS and BB.

    Should I trade my German Marquez for Ozzie Albies?

    My other staters are L. Castillo, S. Beiber, E. Rod and R. Hill.

    With the WW, the trade is essentially choosing between:

    G. Marquez & Tommy La Stella or O. Albies & J. Odorizzi.

    Which way would you go?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albies/Odorizzi

  65. Barry says:
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    I have Yelich, Brantley, Domingo, Puig and K. Marte with OF eligibility.

    12 Team 6×6 H2H OPS Redraft

    Other than Yelich are any a fair swap for Nola or Berríos?

    Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      Probably not, but maybe.

      • Barry says:
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        Thanks Cram It,

        He also has Ryu, Ray and Boyd but his OF is hurting so just seeing who I could possibly target.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley for Berrios works for me

      • Barry says:
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        Thank you Grey

  66. Bill Buttlicker says:
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    I pretty much asked this question yesterday, but since Kapler insists on toying with all of us, would you drop Neris for Romo? I mean, the Marlins only win once a week, but at least it seems like Romo has the gig to himself…

    Also, are you bullish at all on Sano? Stashed him in a couple leagues since he’s coming back soon and I could use some pop in my lineups.

    Thanks as always, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romo — no bearish on Sano

      • Bill Buttlicker says:
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        Thanks, Grey!

        FWIW, gonna stick with Neris for a little longer because I just looked it: He’s had a light workload of late, but Neshek hadn’t thrown a live pitch in 10 days before last night (Neris got some work in on Friday) so it’s possible Kapler was desperate to get him in. Neris was warming up in case Neshek got in trouble, so hopefully he’s still the guy when the Phillies are more consistently playing close games.

  67. synyster says:
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    Khris Davis is avail in my league, do I have any use for him on my roster? Who would I lose? Thanks Gray!

    8 manager h2h redraft league 6×6 w/ R,HR,RBI, SB, ABG, OBP, and W,K, SV, ERA, WHIP, QS.

    My team:

    C. Alfaro
    1. Hoskins
    2. Mondesi
    3. Rendon
    SS. Machado
    OF. Yelich
    OF. Meadows
    OF. Conforto
    Util. Dahl
    Util. Tapia
    Util. Gallo
    BN. Vogelbach
    BN. Domingo Santana
    BN. Tatis JR (DL)
    DL. Stanton

    SP. Domingo German
    SP. Corbin
    RP. Hicks
    RP. Givens
    P. Eickhoff
    P. Montas
    P. Ed-Rod
    P. Lucchesi
    BN. German Marquez
    BN. Bassit
    BN. Mahle
    BN. Martin Perez
    DL. Clevinger

      • synyster says:
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        Thanks Gray! I am guessing you’re using Graydar and seeing Vogel being sat for Mallex in the near future? So its definitely worth spending a move (70 moves capped this season, I am at 23 already) to add Davis over Vogel now?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No Mallex won’t play every day

  68. zombie says:
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    Hiura up. Insane depth at 2B/SS this season! Tough to fit. Continue to ride out LaStella (hard to deny his full time AB production)? Or swap with new toy Hiura? Senzel, C. Taylor, Moncada, Tatis, E. Escobar clogging up the middle infield! Dropping any of those instead?? Or just a case of, can’t own’em all. Thanks guys! GREAT content as usual!

    • Cram It says:
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      I’d drop Taylor if you want him.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Taylor for Hiura, ride La Stella while he’s hot…

      • zombie says:
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        Thanks, guys.

  69. Milarky says:
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    I hate pitchers. So much. My rotation is both very injured and has been plain bad, even though it looks like it should be at least fine (Kluber, Severino, Buehler, Hill, Lucchesi, Matz, Skaggs, Weaver). From the wire, do you take the gamble on Nelson, or go with someone more boring? I’m hoping for impact ROS as opposed to pure streamability.

    Jimmy Nelson
    Gausman
    Montas
    Giolito
    Canning
    Bassitt
    Lyles

  70. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 Team H2H Categories

    Would you drop T.Beckham to pick up Hiura?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yes

  71. winteriscoming says:
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    Hey grey would you drop piscotty Myers cano or Polanco for hiurA or hold for now?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Piscotty for Hiura

      • winteriscoming says:
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        Came so close to pulling the trigger and two minutes after I posted someone stole him haha hopefully he ends up going Kieboom

  72. Mike & Todd, the Dynamic Duo (but really just Mike) says:
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    I’m carrying Garver and Ramos in a 12-team H2H redraft. There’s really no need to carry 2 catchers – do you trust Garver to drop Ramos? Trading one just aint gonna happen. Who should I drop, Broooooo?

  73. ChefBoyRG54 says:
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    i hate to even ask this question but im bored and my roster doesnt have much to drop, but i love new shiny things with low K rates since our points league doesnt like high-K guys unless they come with monster power(which a lot do)

    Robles or Votto, who to drop for Nicky

    Leaning votto since he sucks and i dont really need him.

    judge me

      • ChefBoyRG54 says:
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        *over the internet high five*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Clapback! Wait, that means something else

          • ChefBoyRG54 says:
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            ahh Ja Rule, guy sure can throw a party

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh hell yeah, it’s fyre

  74. Cram It says:
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    Hiura or Nicky Lopez or every other middle infielder questions in 3….oh wait they’re already running rampant.

    I just freaking dropped Hiura for Riley in my NA spot. My timing sucks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Ouch!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that sucks… I’m sitting on Cease, the one rookie who hasn’t been called up

      • Cram It says:
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        I’ll always stash a bat over a pitcher. I don’t trust rookie pitcher callups. I feel like they’re rarely impactful.

        • ChefBoyRG54 says:
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          itd be interesting to see how top pitching prospects vs top hitting prospects impact the game in their first year called up.
          I feel like you do in that pitchers rarely have the impact batters seem to. With innings limits, pitch counts, etc they seem to sometimes be effective but in a limited capacity whereas certain hitters have come up and wreaked season changing havoc right away ie Gary Sanchez, Rhysus Hoskins

          • Cram It says:
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            Exactly. The list of bats that have tore it up when called up is huge. Even a hot streak for 2 weeks in September is usually way more impactful on your stats than a pitcher throwing a quality start a couple of times.

  75. Hometown Heroes says:
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    I just was offered Brantley and R Chirinos for Nicky Lopez, Mercado and some garbage for my 12 team AL only keeper league and I’m pumped. Granted those guys will be $1 for 3 years but I’m in a win now mode. You think I made the right move? Thanks again

    • Sully says:
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      Hiura for Y. Diaz or F. Reyes, or stay pat?

        • Sully says:
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          Thanks, sorry for being a repeatin’ bastard!

  76. Db says:
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    Drop anyone for hirua?
    C vasquez
    1b encarnacion
    2b mondesi
    Ss lindor
    If moose
    3b Vlad
    Of Betts, Mercado, soler, Jose Martinez
    Util ed Escobar, Cruz
    Bench Dan Murphy, Myers puig

    Porcello, mikolas, gibson, minor, Corbin Martin,ed-rod, odorizzi, brasier, Alvarado, greene

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hiura over Brasier. Dunno if you need all those bench bats though. Make a trade?

  77. crimedog says:
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    Drop odor or Shaw for Keston? How much faaab out of $1000? 14 team mixed. Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hiura over Shaw. Maybe $100ish.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT, but prolly 121

  78. rhodyballer says:
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    Offered Maeda for Puig. No buenski, but should I counter with Franmil for Maeda? (12 tm 5×5)

  79. crimedog says:
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    Cut bait with one of the following…cieschek, Blake Parker, brasier

  80. James Bolger says:
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    Tough choice – Hiura or Chavis? Who do you favor?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hiura for me

  81. Wonderk1nd says:
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    How would you rank ROS ?

    Mercado, Nicky, hiura, Chavis, senzel,

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Senzel, Hiura, Chavis, Mercado for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Senzel, Chavis, Hiura

  82. The Great Knoche says:
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    Missed on Hiura in all of my leagues by about ten minutes. Work sucks.

    • Stumanji! says:
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      The ONE MORNING I don’t wake up early & search Twitter on all my “watch list” prospects. I need a 2B so bad too.

      I’m crying into my french press.

  83. Bobby says:
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    Is Aaron Hicks droppable if my bench already has Outfielders Franmil Reyes and Dwight Smith Jr. on it?

  84. Donkey Teeth

    Donkey Teeth says:
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    Add Hiura everywhere for the upside

    • Cram It says:
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      This should be a PSA update to the post.

    • Coolwhip

      Todd25 says:
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      I concur… huge upside for a middle infielder… BUY BUY BUY

  85. brett says:
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    Can you rank in a 6×6 league with ops the extra category

    V Robles, Dahl, Senzel, Muncy

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl, Robles, Muncy

  86. Ontilt1377 says:
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    Nicky Lopez or Marcus seimen 5×5 Toto…

  87. kilkennybrian says:
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    The robot HATES Gibson today (-9.8)

    Start him anyway in a 12 team league? I assume it’s because the Angels have so many hitters that crush righties.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Does not seem worth it

  88. erad says:
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    Mercado batting 6th, nice!

  89. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the Hey!

    Argh. I’ve got SP woes.

    Are we holding Kiku after the meh start? SoN likes his next one, but MIN offense scares me. Other rosterable options are also kinda meh: Mikolas, Happ, Lucchessi, Gausman.

    Lurve yassss!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lurves!

      I’d hold Kikuchi

      • sportivetricks says:
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        Thank you, sir!

        Also, you think Mercado has the green light right away? I kind of want to start my new toy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can’t see why not

  90. Ryan741 says:
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    Grey, need a trade opinion in a H2H points league. Would you trade Trout for Arrenado and Paddack? I could use another SP with Price, Matz and Severino all on the DL for me and Flaherty and Buehler some what struggling.

      • Ryan741 says:
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        Was also offered JD and Kershaw for Trout if you like that better than Arrenado and Paddack.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Arenado/Paddack is better

    • Stumanji! says:
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      No no no no no. I would want at least one more high impact arm if you were really desperate, but I’d find it really hard to trade Trout.

  91. Ellis says:
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    Hiura or kike ROS

    thank you!

    • knucks says:
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      Hiura

      • Ellis says:
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        Hiura was snagged before I even knew it

        How about Diaz stl or kike

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with knucks

  92. knucks says:
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    Last night was not the night to go to bed early on the east coast. And this was not the morning to sleep in or have any work meetings.

    • Cram It says:
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      I’m considering moving to the west coast just to increase my fantasy baseball play.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You can stay with us if you promise to wake me when someone is called up

        • Cram It says:
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          Ha. Sure, after I pick him up in ‘Perts, then you can have at it.

  93. uncle ernie says:
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    Good morning. I own Chris Martin and with Kelly out for awhile he’s da man but I know Woodward wants his guy (Leclerc) back in as his closer sooner than later. Leclerc just became available via waiver wire. Should I pick him up and drop Martin NOW. Leclerc has been coming around slowly and should get his old gig back soon I think. Thanks guys

    • Stumanji! says:
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      I’d keep bird in the hand, or find room to hold both for a week or so if you’re really set on Leclerc. In his penultimate outing, Leclerc went 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 3BB (!), 2K. That’s not suuuuper encouraging.

  94. Brett says:
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    Drop Verdugo, B. lowe, C. Frazier for…

    Hiura, Nicky Lopez, tapia, Mercado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hiura, Tapia, Mercado

  95. SpecialFNK says:
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    should I accept this?

    I get- Gleyber Torres, Jordan Hicks.
    I give- Paul DeJong, Michael Chavis, Luke Jackson.

    My team
    CA- Garver. 1B- Olson. 2B- Chavis. 3B- Chapman. SS- DeJong
    OF- KDavis. OF- Braun. OF- Senzel. UT- Aguilar. UT- Dozier
    BN- Shaw, Pederson, Cron, MGonzalez, MxSmith.
    SP- Scherzer. SP- Buehler. RP- Osuna. RP- Jackson.
    P- Rodriguez. P- Hill. P- Maeda.
    BN- Minor
    DL- TTurner. DL- Gennett.

  96. Bostero111 says:
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    Good morning Grey,

    I’m in a 12 team H2H keeper league. We only keep 3-5 players so Hiura is on waivers. What % of FAAB would you use on him?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tell me if it’s $100 or $1000 or how much you have

      • Bostero111 says:
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        It’s out of $100. I have $95 left.

  97. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Do you like Dietrich or peraza ROS in an OBP league?

  98. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    Morning Grey, today’s deep dive is Aaron Nola. I was curious if he would be a good buy low candidate as a trade target so i dove in:
    Statline #1
    2018: 9.49 k/9, 2.46 bb/9, 0.72 hr/9, 3.04 FIP, 3.21 xFIP
    2019: 9.32 k/9, 3.88 bb/9, 1.75 hr/9, 5.05 FIP, 4.13 xFIP
    So that walk rate has jumped significantly, balls are leaving the park, and he mostly deserves it. YIKES!!! lets see what is causing that.
    Statline #2
    2018: 4.6 Barrel%, 85.9 ExitVelo, 31.0 Hard%, 27.0% K, 7.0 BB%
    2019: 6.7 Barrel%, 89.9 ExitVelo, 41.5 Hard%, 23.3% K, 9.7 BB%
    None of these look promising. Batters are barreling him up now above the mlb avg (6.4%), exit velo against has jumped 4 mph, Hard hit rate has increased 10.5% (mlb avg is 34.2% yikes), batters are making much better contact and k’ing less and walking more. So why is that? pitches worse, injury, or something else?
    Statline #3
    2018: 29.8% FirstPitchSw, 47.0% Sw, 27.8% SwStr 51.7% Zone, 78.6% ZCon, 29.7% Chase
    2019: 21.8% FirstPitchSw, 39.4% Sw, 22.3% SwStr 45.4% Zone, 85.3% ZCon, 27.1% Chase
    So at first i was expecting to find changes in his pitches themselves. That is not the case, Velo, spinrate, and movement for all 4 of pitches is largely unchanged, which is nuts – so no need to post it here. These stats are the ones that tell the story… batters are sitting back on him this year. 8% drop in first pitch swing rate, 8% drop in the overall swing rate, 5.4% drop in swinging strikes, he’s throwing junk outside the zone 5% more which correlates to the swinging strikes… i.e. the fish aren’t biting. And they are making contact more in the zone. To me, this means 1 of 2 things: 1) he’s tipping pitches 2) The league has adjusted to his breakout season with a new book on him, and he has yet to make adjustments back… so no clear sign of anything changing soon. PASS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, great stuff, that’s what I was thinking, but awesome breakdown!

    • Stumanji! says:
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      Good stuff, Todd!

      But as a Phils fan, bad stuff :(

  99. Scandalous Bob says:
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    J. Abreu for S. Strasburg… which side you like? Fair?

  100. frankgrimes says:
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    I never thought nfbc bench would be too small
    8 injured and 4 players Sent to minors… nice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I own every prospect who hasn’t been called up

      • frankgrimes says:
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        I have a couple been called up then sent back down.
        Palka White and Schebler did zilch for me.
        Sounds like Hiura bout to get a shot but I need OF.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I need everything in NFBC — did Giancarlo retire?

          • Donkey Teeth

            Donkey Teeth says:
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            He went into hiding, some strange mustachio’d man kept sending him naked pictures.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s me remaking 1970’s baseball cards in the buff

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            To think I was happy with Harper\Stanton at 15/16 lol

  101. Ellis says:
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    Diaz or kike

  102. Scandalous Bob says:
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    Also, Hiura or Muncy?

  103. Rachel Overmier says:
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    Is Brendan Rodgers worth stashing in a H2H 12 team league? Pretty deep bench…thinking of dropping C. Tucker and could really use some points

  104. TJ says:
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    Moreland, Kepler, or Tapia?
    Thanks!

  105. Yaw says:
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    Choose two

    LeClerc
    Parker
    Robles
    Romo

  106. Murph says:
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    Grey
    OF is Betts, Dahl, Puig plus a combination of Tapia, Mercado, Eloy, Mallex and Calhoun.
    I have Alonso as my 1B.
    Would you drop an outfielder to grab Christian Walker or ALbert Pujols as a backup to Alonso and CI option?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun for Walker

  107. Five-on-One says:
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    Missed on Hiura. Please rank top 2 for MI:

    Peraza, Odor, Aledmys, Urshella, Crawford

  108. TJ says:
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    Grey! I’ve got prospect problems! So many, so little time… I have Jeff McNeil in the OF. I have Tapia and Mercado in my Utility spots, but I want a piece of Nicky as well.. Do I drop any of them or maybe Moustakas for Nicky?

    I want all of them, but I know they are going to kill me…

    • knucks says:
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      Drop your catcher and stream them once you can figure it out b/c Nicky won’t last long on the wire

  109. James Bolger says:
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    Add Hiura & drop Castellanos?

  110. slimbo says:
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    time to drop votto? need a 1st baseman

    who should i grab walker, diaz, vog or gurriel

    thanks

  111. Mike

    Mike says:
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    Just woke up. I’m sure I didn’t miss anything important.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends, how long have you been asleep?

      • Mike

        Mike says:
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        A little over 38 years

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You might want to sit down, there’s some stuff I need to go over with you

  112. Steeve Nadeau says:
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    Y Diaz or C Frazier? Best production

  113. DTW313 says:
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    I Sure Hope Odor bounces back this year.

  114. kilkennybrian says:
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    In an 8 team, keep 10 player roto league
    5×5
    Juan Soto or Bryce Harper?

  115. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    in a 12 team roto w/ QS and 1450 inning cap I have Musgrove ($2.3) & Weaver ($7.9) facing off today in ARI and Ed-Rod ($20.3) & Marquez (-$1.5) up against each other tomorrow in BOS.

    Should I sit any of these guys?

  116. johnnyhobbes says:
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    I waited to long to pick up Giolito yesterday and missed him- Im still mad about this. tell me its gonna be ok…… still have luzardo, gallen, etc call ups…. haven’t picked them up yet. Would you drop lucchessi, kyle gibson, martin perez, for luzardo or gallen- when do you make that move? any one else we need to be paying attention to before the call up is actual? Honeywell shut down? so many questions

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Luzardo for Gallen

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        I was not clear at all. I dont have luzardo or gallen. What were you thinking I should do?

          • johnnyhobbes says:
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            Thanks man

  117. Play Ball says:
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    Nicky Lopez or Oscar Mercado?

  118. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Also A Colome is a pick up over Ryan Pressly in a points league correct?– still staring at LeClerc on waivers… waiting for your signal that he is LeFixed

  119. Hiker Boy says:
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    What do you think about trading my Bogaerts for his Matt Chapman?

    I lost Andujar to injury and Moose to a trade earlier, so I need a 3B. I have Polanco for my SS fill in.

    12 team H2H OPS keeper

  120. John J Christopher says:
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    Grey,
    Pina and Beede are after the openers today.

  121. slimbo says:
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    thanks for the last response your a beauty..got 1 more

    Dietrich or La Stella ROS?

    thanks!

  122. John says:
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    Clint Frazier, Tapia or Mercado?

    Thanks!

  123. Pops says:
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    My bad,

    Felix Pena.
    Beede sucks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t say that about Beede, I’m starting him, ugh

  124. Force says:
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    Hey Grey,

    For the remainder of the season is it better to have Corbin Martin or Lucchesi?

    Thanks

    • Force says:
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      Also I have Shaw should I drop him for Miura for the remainder of the season? Limited moves so it would be for the whole season

  125. Gibsoy says:
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    Might pick up Hiura in both leagues. Would you drop any of the following?

    League 1 (Roto 12 team)

    I need runs in this league

    DSJ
    Franmil
    Greg Polanco
    Chavis

    League 2 (points h2h)

    No specific needs

    Ohtani
    Eloy
    Muncy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose DSJ, it’s all coin flips

  126. Joe Schmo says:
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    Rizzo, Y Alvarez and a first round pick next season (~Pick 90) or Bryce harper? Which side do you prefer? 12 team 8 man keeper. 5×5 roto. Probably wouldn’t keep Alvarez. Thanks

    C- Contreras
    1b – Goldschmidt
    2b – Baez
    3b – chavis
    ss – bregman
    of – hoskins
    of – meadows
    of – McCutchen
    util – Rizzo
    util – Freeman
    Bench – Trea Turner, Upton, Frazier, Lopez, Alvarez

    SP – Bauer, Flaherty, Wheeler, Soroka, Boyd, Giolito, Beiber
    rp – hand, doolittle, alvarado

      • Joe Schmo says:
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        Thanks, I was leaning towards rejecting. Any chance you can give a bit of insight on your opinion. Is it more about Bryce being a bit overrated or Alvarez’ upside or Rizzo similar to Harper in terms of production etc. Thanks again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rizzo and Harper are pretty close at this point

    • Cram It says:
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      Not close…it’s basically Harper for Rizzo. Harper.

  127. I kind of know the answer but wanted confirmation, We have 3 OF spots
    I have Bryant, Springer, Puig, Meadows
    Could use the speed so I dropped Soler for Mercado
    Good move? Thanks!

  128. Jax says:
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    Please rank LaStella, Chavis, Schoop. 12-team H2H cats. Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavis, La Stella

    • Jax says:
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      Or Nicky Lopez…

  129. rhodyballer says:
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    N. Lopez over LaStella?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      La Stella, could be same diff if you wanna try for upside

      • rhodyballer says:
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        Thx

  130. Brett says:
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    Top 2…

    B. Lowe, La Stella, Mercado, C. Frazier

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That order looks fine, depends on needs

  131. Ft says:
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    Beeks @marlins or Gibson vs Angels and @mariners

  132. Vash says:
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    In a Keeper 5×5 h2h, would you trade JD Mart to get A. Meadows?

  133. JC says:
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    Hiura or Lopez? Need batting average, steals, and playing time!

    • Harley Earl says:
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      Hiura. Easy call dude. Hiura is one of the best prospects in baseball.

  134. Ivan Make Basket says:
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    Who do u like best out of these 3 second basemen ROS-
    Schoop
    Dietrich
    La Stella

  135. Harley Earl says:
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    Say it ain’t so Julio!!!!

    I’m very sad today.

  136. 2014 Marmol ERA 8.10 WHIP 1.95 says:
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    I’m excited to see what Beeks can do with his starting opportunity now that Glasnow is away licking his wounds.

    • krazyivan says:
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      Is Beeks starting tomorrow or is he the bulk guy. I can’t even follow Rays pitching without getting confused

  137. msh2404 says:
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    I’m ravaged by injuries… Would you drop any of the following to give me some flexibility… I currently can’t stream or pick up prospects, and I only have 2 DL spots

    Judge, Stanton, Clevinger, Tatis, Glasnow

    I also have Dee Gordon, Posey and Archer but they should be back soon

    Thanks

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I wouldn’t own Posey either

        • msh2404 says:
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          I knew I would get some Posey shame.. Thanks for the responses

  138. sal says:
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    Start Flahrety against AtL?

  139. CP says:
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    Drop Wacha for Cole Irvin or hold?

  140. Ivan Make Basket says:
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    So nicky lopez promotion couod take away some at bats from hunter dozier im reading?

    Also, its so dumb that a prospect like lopez has never played a big league inning at SS, and hes getting called up to play 2b, yet for fantasy he doesnt immediately get second base eligibility and is only listed as a SS. This should be changed. Lopez should have 2b eligibility from the jump if thats his damn position.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Owings and Gutierrez lose ABs

    • knucks says:
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      Not sure where, you saw that, but I would find it pretty unlikely they take ABs away from the guy who is finally breaking out. Its the OFs in KC that will lose the PT is what I’m seeing. Especially Chris Owings. Maybe Hamilton. Or Alex Gordon when he gets hurt. Kelvin Gutierezz loses the PT before Dozier does. And they have a DH slot for Soler, so he shouldn’t be affected either.

  141. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Who is best of the rest for stash purposes? Whitley, Gallen, Y. Alvarez, someone else? 11 tm roto keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallen, Astros need injuries to get called up… Yordan

  142. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto redraft. 250 FAAB budget. How much you bidding for Hiura?

    Thanks!

  143. Uglee says:
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    Grey! Thanks as always….. I’m so bored with Cano, honestly not sure why I drafted him…… worth dropping and picking up Nicky Lopez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Lopez

  144. Prog Nation says:
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    Thanks for the shout out on Mailbag. Shaw was dropped several days ago for Derek Diet Rich in Power, but he’s been slumping some.

    See the Brew Crew finally put Shaw on the IL with a right wrist strain. That’s what happens when you’re swinging hard and missing.

    So, should I drop Dietrich or Chavis for Keston Hiura?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… Dietrich

  145. Connor says:
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    Odor, Nicky Lopez, or Keston Hiura?

    Thinking Keston but my minors knowledge has lapsed in recent months. I’m ready to move on from Fletcher.

  146. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Matt Olson is available …… Over Diaz or h dozier?

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        Sorry it was yandy diaz

          • johnnyhobbes says:
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            i guess youre saying no matter which diaz I have, you’d drop them for Olson….

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d lose Yandy for Olson

  147. Fartz says:
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    Is hand for moncada fair if you need saves and are an indians fan?

  148. JP says:
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    Trade Jose Ramirez for Rizzo

    Position eligibility doesn’t matter

  149. Steve says:
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    Nicky Lopez or Profar? 14T obp
    Other MI: Hiura, McNeil
    IL: Trea, Tatis

    Would drop Profar for Lopez

    Thanks

  150. Vash says:
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    Keeper Senzel or B. Lowe?

  151. Ryan says:
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    14 team? h?2h dynasty league. I think my offense needs a little tweak. I was offered devers for mikolas, luzardo and bichette?. Sucks losing those guys, but devers is only 22 and offers just as much upside as the prospects I’d be dealing away. What do I do? Team is below.

    ?

    C Danny Jansen

    1B Pete Alonso
    2b Ozzie albies
    Ss Trevor Story?
    3b Hunter dozier?
    Rf Bryce Harper
    Cf Ronald Acuna
    Lf Juan Soto
    Util Jonathan Villar
    Bn Garrett Hampson
    Bn Jesus Aguilar
    Na Bo Bichette
    Na Vidal Brujan ?
    Na Joey Bart
    ?
    Sp Julio Urias
    Sp Miles Mikolas
    Sp Hyun Jin Ryu
    Rp Josh Hader
    Rp Ryan Pressly
    Rp Hansel Robles
    P Marcus Walden
    P Nick Anderson
    P Jose Alvarado
    Bn Martin Perez
    Bn John Means
    Bn Zach Efflin
    Na Jesus Luzardo
    Na Casey Mize

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are you really going to play Devers?

      • Ryan says:
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        He would be an upgrade over Villar. Anyway do you see any specific type of moves I should look to do?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, he wouldn’t be an upgrade over Villar

          • Ryan says:
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            Actually I have another trade on the table for machado. I’d have to deal albies and villar. What do you think of that deal?

  152. JC says:
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    Neris, Romo or Robles for saves and ratios?

  153. dmax04 says:
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    H2H Points league – I need to get rid of one:

    Springer
    Blackmon
    Soto
    Marte
    Meadows
    Devers

  154. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team 7×7 keeper league (OPS and TB): LaStella or Ronny Rodriguez?

    • Smell The Glove says:
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      Or drop Andujar and have both?

  155. happyharry says:
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    12 team, H2H, 6X6..Hiura or Cano, ROS?

  156. Peter Parker says:
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    Drop Heyward or Reddick for Tapia in a H2H points league?

  157. bigbear says:
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    Hiura or Daniel Murphy? Seriously… Have Baez, Mondesi, and Tatis as well, so MI isn’t really a need. But Murphy Brown’s a big deuce.

      • bigbear says:
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        Dang… I hate that doode. First year Murphy owner bucking my Greycolyte role. Enticed by Coors (Field in this instance).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t like Murphy either, shouldn’t have grabbed him

          • bigbear says:
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            Agreed. I’ll never doubt you again. Unless it’s to drop Murphy for Hiura. He’s my low man when Tatis returns anyway. So I’m thinking I may do the deed a bit prematurely.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Meh if you must

              • bigbear says:
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                I’m not seeing other options. I’ve already ditched my C to grab Senzel.

                12 team H2H 5×5 redraft. I’ve floated 5-6 trade options to get rid of some of the bench and upgrade somewhere with no takers.

                C – empty
                1B – Alonso
                2B – Mondesi
                3B – Dozier
                SS – Baez
                OF – Hoskins, JD, Santana
                UTIL – Ohtani, Walker
                Bench – Senzel, Dahl, Vlad, Murphy

                SP – Stras, Smith, Bieber, Flaherty, Weaver, Ryu, Paddack, Marquez
                RP – Romo, Givens

                DL – Tatis, Strickland

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Don’t see you playing him either way

  158. Boo says:
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    Cishek or Robles ROS

  159. Db says:
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    Start beeks or Diego Castillo my ratios are fine and I’m 5th in wins and tied 5th in saves my other closers are chris Martin and yates

      • krazyivan says:
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        Is Beeks pitching today or tomorrow? Thought Morton is scheduled to be the Rays SP tonight

  160. aardvark says:
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    Jonathan Villar or hiura?

  161. Free Willy (Calhoun) says:
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    Astudillo or Alfaro ROS

  162. Steve says:
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    1. Leclerc or Allen ROS?
    2. Alvarado or Jackson ROS?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leclerc 2. Jackson

  163. big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty H2H 5×5 OBP

    Trade my Stanton/Brandon Lowe for Jose Ramirez?

  164. Boomer19 says:
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    I need pitching. Should I trade Devers and Skaggs for Morton and Strahm? 14 tram roto. Thanks

  165. krazyivan says:
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    SON has some blast from the past names that I don’t feel that comfortable with.
    Duffy vs Texas (home)
    Lynn @ Royals

    Two other names are Thorton @ San Fran
    …..
    Beeks @ Miami.

    Which of the 4 do you like best in H2H with counting stats including QS, ERA, and WHIP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None, but I guess Thornton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually Beeks

      • krazyivan says:
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        That’s what I was thinking too, especially since I wanted Chirinos in the first place. This week has been bumpy as I was locked and loaded with Loaisiga until the news broke about the rotator cuff.

  166. AJ says:
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    Runs home runs rbis avg Stolen bases slugging on base league

    pick up tapia or huria?

  167. Fat Mike says:
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    Drop Buxton for Hiura? 10 team standard.

  168. Posey or Chirinos ROS?
    Thanks!

  169. rhodyballer says:
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    S. Marte or Cole + Joc?

      • rhodyballer says:
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        Gerrit

  170. Db says:
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    Dahl 2 games @red Sox , @philly
    Meadows 2 games @mia
    Gardner vs bal

    Thinking of sitting meadows? Going against Caleb smith

      • Steve says:
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        Meadows not starting…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That solves that

  171. OaktownSteve says:
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    America is kind of a dump

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Check out, Mr. Iberico Ham over here!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        Massive re-entry trauma

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You need a 4-hour siesta

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            Your lips to Dr. Mets’ ears

  172. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Just a general question, but Dahl is a hold for now still… right?

  173. CP says:
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    Chris Taylor or Kingery ROS?

  174. tshank13 says:
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    Hey Grey. Won the Hiura sweepstakes this morning. But now I’m chocked full of second basemen.

    Schoop
    Mcneill
    Odor
    Hiura

    I’ve got to unload some of these bench bats for an arm.

    Mcneill for Eduardo Rodriguez?

      • tshank13 says:
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        Excellent. Couldn’t hit send without your blessing. Thanks, as always, man.

    • 183414 says:
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      Don’t mean to be Mr. Contrary, but to date:
      Odor- .137/3/10/14/3
      Schoop-.276/6/18/20/0
      McNeil-.360/2/14/20/0

      McNeil only recently took over leading off, and he has position eligibility everywhere but s.s. and c. Can see the Schoop argument (though I’d still rank him #2), but empty schmemty..200 b.avg. points and a chance of 100 runs and 60 r.b.i.’s, and coverage everywhere….

      • Tshank13 says:
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        All good points. That’s kind of the reason I was shopping him though. That eligibility and average. I don’t think Schoop gets this deal done. I’m not sure McNeill will either, but I think he’s the better chance to net the bigger fish and production will be relatively close to Schoop(albeit without the eligibility). What do you think Grey?

        • 183414 says:
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          I do own Eduardo, and I will say that Grey was reassuring when I questioned Eduardo’s shaky start to the season !. Just think Odor sucks and Schoop batting 8th, with some a.b.’s sure to be lost when Sano returns. I’m sure Marwin can play every position on the field.

        • tshank13 says:
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          Regardless, appreciate your thoughts 183414!

          • tshank13 says:
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            That’s a really good point too. Didn’t think about Sano stealing AB’s…..

  175. OaktownSteve says:
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    Dr.Met: ok Jed it’s go time. Let’s make that Met debut happen…
    Lowrie: Sweet, I’m super…
    Dr. Met: …maybe sometime in June

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        Who the he’ll is the Mets Doctor, Doctor Suess??

  176. rafi says:
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    Hey Gray.

    A team in need of MI has offered my lousy pitching team his Marco Gonzales for my Jeff McNeil. Marco’s K rate is meh though. His other non-aces: Giolito, Fried, Odorizzi, Porcello, Eflin. Who are you going for if you’re me – Giolito?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, try for Giolito

  177. Vogt says:
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    Would you trade Encarnacion for devers and matt barnes?

  178. avogt555 says:
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    Would you trade Encarnacion for Matt Barnes and Devers? Thanks

      • avogt555 says:
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        I already have dozier, muncy, baez and chavis at 3B and dozier, muncy, hoskins and freeman at 1B.

        I only have 2 relievers with colome and greene.

        Does that change your opinion? Should’ve added this info before.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Doesn’t sound like it makes sense for you

  179. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Soler or Huira?
    Myers or Hiura?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler — Myers — but if you wanna some upside and bench bat, I could see Hiura over either

      • 183414 says:
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        I don’t think I’d bid $100 for either Soler (own him on 2 teams) or Myers (owned him last 2 years). Sounds like you’re pushing $150 on a rookie 2nd baseman.
        If in fact Shaw is truly injured, after his last 2 years, do you believed he’ll be relegated to a bench bat ? Hiura will have to be a young Robbie Cano for that to be the case. I’ve been wrong before.

        • Norman Ginsberg says:
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          Both questions involved my bench bat (low risk; high gain).
          – I already did the Soler move (if ng, OF easy to recover)
          – Gone before able to move Myers.

          Didn’t realize either was a reasonable move until I read the discussions.

          Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends what Hiura does

  180. Coolwhip

    Todd25 says:
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    if had to choose to start dahl(7hole) or tapia(5hole) vs sale today, who you like more?

  181. uncle ernie says:
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    Would you trade my Daniel Murphy for his Kris Bryant. Is it a fair trade. Thanks

      • uncle ernie says:
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        Thank you sir

  182. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    The Hiura questions have come fast & furious … so perhaps I mis-understood your wisdom.

    Bench bat – Hiura or Castellanos?

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        I’m surprisedf – but thanks. I always like high upside.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah may as well if bench bat

  183. rhodyballer says:
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    I was offered G. Cole + Treinan for Conforto/Dahl/J. Polanco/Greene.

    I have Franmil and LaStella on my bench and could grab Tapia or Joc or Nicky or Peraza or Profar.

    Thoughts in a 12-team 5×5 ?

    I have Paxton and Glasnow on the DL.

    Thanks!

  184. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey, I am thinking about making 2 waiver wire moves and need your opinion:

    Would you drop Derek Dietrich and David Fletcher for which two guys from this list:

    Mitch Garver
    Hunter Pence (becomes a unrestricted free agent at midnight tonight)
    Joc Pederson
    Gio Urshula
    Jose Iglesias

    Im leaning towards Graver and Pence

    • Scott Kimmel says:
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      i meant Garver

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        ok thanks.

        • Scott Kimmel says:
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          only reason I said Garver is becuase I am down to one catcher

  185. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    On Sox v Indians game today, announcers were saying that Tito was saying that Mercado will only be up for a short time.

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        And it’s not like the Indians have a whole bunch of great OF’s either. I think if he hits and steals bases he will stay up.

  186. happyharry says:
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    12 team, H2H,,Hiura over D.Murphy? Thanks Grey

  187. Crime Dog says:
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    What would you put the over/under % of Shaw coming back at some point this year and being useful? Can’t believe this guy. I reached for him in one league so I wouldn’t have to worry about 2B/3B ha! How does a guy go from getting better in almost every aspect of hitting over the last 3 years to just vanishing all of a sudden at the age of 28? makes no sense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just a crazy slump that perpetuated itself… he might return but he team might just move on without him

      • Crime Dog says:
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        yeah I’m on the fence of dropping him in a 14 team. Probably will hold until something useful comes along on the wire as there’s hardly anything right now. It’s a H2h league and I’m in second so almost guaranteed playoffs at this point. Even in a league like that where I can hold for months at this point and doesn’t really cost me much, I may just cut bait, truly sad.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya

  188. The Great Knoche says:
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    Dahl and his .319 BA have hit their way into the 7 hole. I hate the Rockies

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, so annoying

  189. happyharry says:
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    Hey Grey, Please advise who to drop upon activating Rendon, prob put him at DH and drop an OF, Franmil? Or, would you suggest a possible 2 for 1 trade to make room. Who to trade and who should I target? Thanks,
    My roster:
    c-Tucker Barnhart
    c-Omar Narvaez
    1b-Matt Carpenter
    2b-Jose Ramirez
    3b-Kris Bryant
    ss-Francisco Lindor
    mi-Robinson Cano
    ci-Anthony Rizzo
    of-Mookie Betts
    of-Khris Davis
    ot-Eddie Rosario
    of-Domingo Santana
    of-Nicholas Castellanos
    dh-Franmil Reyes
    Anthony Rendon – IL

    P-G.Marquez, Bieber, Berrios, Woodruff, Kikuchi, C.Smith, Canning, Bassitt
    IL – Kluber, Paxton, Tailon, Glasnow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Bassitt

      • happyharry says:
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        I can’t activate Rendon for a P, need to drop one of the OF’s and put Rendon at DH..unless a trade,,,would be nice to get rid of Cano?? ty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I guess Castellanos

      • happyharry says:
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        Any trade bait on my roster to add with Castellenos for a possible trade…and possible Targets?? thanks for all your help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castellanos and Cano for a better MI?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Maybe buy Jo-Ram low?

  190. Ty says:
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    Rank em

    Cishek
    Robles
    Parker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That order looks fine

  191. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h
    Was offered Votto for Tapia. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try Votto

    • bobbo says:
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      Nvm, it’s trash. Was going to see if I could get Pham for Tapia and either E-Rod or D German.

      • bobbo says:
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        Ha, actually pulled it off and got Pham for D German and Tapia. Think I did pretty good.

  192. Hepcat13 says:
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    One more:

    People are starting to drop Votto like Cosby dropping ruffies. Time to jump and drop, say, Y. Gurriel or Hosmer? or stay away?

    Thanks!

  193. Bow says:
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    Choose one

    Canning
    Gibson
    Lucchesi
    Bassitt

  194. Cohen says:
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    Only want to keep 1 bench bat
    Drop Mercado or Verdugo to pick up Giolto?

  195. prestige says:
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    Who do you feel most confident in tomorrow?

    Soroka home vs. Cardinals
    E Rodriguez home vs. Rockies

  196. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h OPS/QS
    After a bunch of moves, some of which weren’t the best, I’ve assembled this roster. Wondered where you think I’m strong and weak. Thanks for all the sage advice!

    Molina
    Goldy
    Albies
    Devers
    Story
    Bellinger
    Soto
    Pham
    Meadows
    A Gordon
    H Renfroe
    E Escobar
    Dietrich

    Sale
    Strasburg
    Bieber
    E-Rod
    Clevinger
    Folty
    Porcello
    L Weaver
    Canning
    Fried

    Neris
    Iglesias
    Holland
    Giles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Obviously weak in RPs, but not bad hitting and pitching, be nice if your OF was better in the back and don’t see how Dietrich is a thing on your team — Porcello and Folty are just doing more harm than they’re worth

      • bobbo says:
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        Yeah, I’ve pretty much punted saves. Dietrich is bench and there’s nothing better on wire. Playing matchups with those arms. Thanks for the feedback!

  197. Cohen says:
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    Maeda or Giolito ros?

  198. Cohen says:
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    Maeda or Giolito ros?

  199. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Awesome write up. In a vacuum, rest of season.

    Luke Voit or Mike Chavis

    Thanks !

      • Josh-NYC says:
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        Is it close? Thanks!

  200. Jr says:
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    Need help ranking these guys in a 10 team h2h dynasty league probably looking out next 3 years. Stats are ERA, WHIP, K/9, BB/9 and QS.

    Corbin, clevinger, strasburg, Marquez, kluber, Weaver, Quintana, strahm.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin, German, Strasburg

      • Jr says:
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        Thank you sir! Got a potential trade offered to me. My tatis, clevinger and gray for Baez, Hamels and price. You like it?

          • Jr says:
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            Thanks Grey! He likes weaver too. If he’d do it, give up weaver instead of clevinger?

  201. hondo says:
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    Woodruff looks like Chris Pratt playing Hatteberg.He doesn’t look like that on any of the photos I searched real quick,must be reverse PEDs.

  202. Elwood Blues says:
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    Caleb Smith $1 and $10 Mumcy for Jansen in my 5×5 NL .. where I need SP and hitting.. or my Jansen for Conforto at $15 or Jansen for Thor at $26.
    Also have a Quintana $10 and Pache for Jansen offer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take any of these except Quintana one… Smith/Muncy sounds like best

  203. KrazyIvan says:
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    I am really concerned with the lack of steals from Whitt Merrifield. He has been caught stealing his last attempts.

    If he can’t do his thing on the base paths then he is a SELL in my book.

  204. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. gibson or bassitt? tomato/tomahto?

  205. Db says:
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    Starting porcello vs Houston against corbin martin? He’s been money

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who’s been money? Porcello?

  206. Eric W says:
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    Axe handle bats for president 2020

  207. Long Bawls says:
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    Wow, Sale Ks 17 and doesn’t walk anyone and the pen blows it for him. A real Chris cross.

  208. Brett says:
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    Hiura or y hurried?

  209. DonnieB says:
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    Do you think Rockies will promote Rodgers soon to plug in at 2B? Or will Rockies be stupid and go with Valaika? He’s only 22 but killing it at AAA. Thanks.

  210. Ellis says:
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    Pick 2 ROS

    Caleb Smith
    Giolito
    Woodruff
    Matz

    Thank you!

  211. Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
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    vlad waking up now. also for those that trusted SON we got thornton, all sorts of goodness coming out of the TOR game.

  212. prestige says:
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    Most likely to get the W tomorrow?

    Ed Rod home vs. Rockies (Marquez)
    Soroka home vs. Cardinals (Wacha)
    Minor @Royals (Lopez)

  213. Herschel says:
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    Austin Riley getting called up for any later waivers out there….

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      FA pickup FTW! Went to check status of Andrea & did a double take on the news. Woohoo!
      :D

  214. Lucky Dog says:
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    Riley or Oscar?

  215. Lucky Dog says:
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    Looks like Riley just end-ered the Inciarte era in Atlanta.

    Boom!