I believe in all of my sleepers.  Yes, even you, Kevin Gausman, but you need to show some intestinal fortitude and less IBS!  However, you can only give your sleepers so much leash if they don’t perform immediately.  You need to get a taste of the good stuff early on or you might have to abandon ship.  For instance, you go into an ice cream shop and you get a taste of the Rocky Road, but they give you a sample with no marshmallows, no nuts, no fudge swirl — they just give you a taste of chocolate.  Dubya tee eff!  You have to sample on the swirl!  That’s what Patrick Corbin did yesterday, he sampled on the swirl.  He went 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 1.38.  I gave you a Patrick Corbin sleeper this preseason, and he’s all up on that swirl.  Giving his owners a swirly even.  Hmm, maybe not that.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Alex Wood – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.93.  Here’s everyone with a modicum of interest in Wood:  scrambling to find out what his velocity was yesterday.  Coincidentally, my wife also has a modicum of interest in Wood.  From as far as I can tell with Wood, he is down.  All definitions of Wood apply there, I guess.  Not to panic his owners, but Wood appears to be scuffling a bit more than his ERA says.

Mike Foltynewicz – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.61.  Guess who started Faultynewwirewitz in Tout Wars?  This guy with two thumbs, a perfectly waxed mustache, two piercing green eyes and a skin tag.

Preston Tucker – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .429.  Hot schmotato alert!

Max Scherzer – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.64.  He was the victim of some bad defense yesterday, but the #Metoo Movement isn’t hearing him being a victim, so suck it up, buckoo!

Felix Hernandez – 4 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 7.71.  This start came in San Fran, arguably the easiest ballpark for a pitcher.  “Hey, call Felix in here.”  Puts a pencil tip in mouth, trying to do a TV Guide crossword.  “Oh, hey, Felix.  You know Nell Carter’s first starring role?  No.  Okay, listen, no longer allow people to call you King.  You lost that title.  Okay, see ya later.”  That’s me as the M’s manager.

Hunter Pence – Scratched due to his thumb.  I know he looks like a Gangly Manbird, but what the hell is he doing scratching with a thumb.

Johnny Cueto – 6 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 1 K.  Cueto should star in a boring TV cop show – Cueto & Blach!  They can’t arrest anyone.  They lure them to an island and then strand them there.  Set in Honolulu.  With Pablo Sandoval as Punchy, but it’s pronounced poon-che, and he’s constantly correcting people.

Pablo Sandoval –  1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Also, hitting their first homer, and possibly last for a while, were Gorkys Hernandez (3-for-4, 1 run), Brandon Crawford (2-for-4, 2 RBIs) and Brandon Belt (3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs).  The rest of the Giants team collectively has finally moved in front of Joe Panik in the home run chase.  All homers came off the recently dethroned Felix.  Those four should induct F-Her into Cooperstown.  “Here lies the pitcher that was nicknamed by Razzball, F-Her…”  Wait, that’s not how induction ceremonies start.

Carlos Martinez – 8 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.92.  Sonavabench!  Well, you can thank me for that start.  That benching was totally from just having too much time on my hands.  I had him in my lineup until about 7 PM, then right before game time, I benched him.  It was in Miller!  He looked terrible first time out!  His hair is goofy!  DAH!

Yadier Molina – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .261.  As Annie Hall would say, well, Yadi da.

Christian Yelich – Left yesterday’s game with an oblique injury.  Yup, would happen the year I finally draft him.  *invites amateur wrestling camera crew over, climbs to top of roof, dives towards a bed of nails, misses bed of nails and falls onto a goat*  Who brought a freakin’ goat?!

Jon Gray – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.45.  Okay, okay, OKAY!  It was the Padres.  I get it.  But, I mean, c’mon.  Dude’s dazzling.  His visual metaphor is he’s wearing your grandmother’s bedazzled sweater holding a disco ball with a spotlight shining on him.  That is dazzling, bro.  Dazzling!

Ian Desmond – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs, hitting .421.  You in the preseason, “Buh-buh-buh-buh-but, Grey, why do you keep drafting Desmond?  He’s buried behind Ryan McMahon.”  You now, “I think Ryan McMahon is buried behind Tutankhamun.”

Wil Myers – Hit the DL with nerve irritation under his arm.  I used to have underarm irrigation, is it the same?  I looked around my waiver wires for Hunter Renfroe, who should now see more playing time.  Key word there is:  should.  He didn’t start yesterday.

Sean Manaea – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.15, which was also how long this game took.  It seemed like MLB handed out free humidors at every baseball stadium gate yesterday.  Well, except in the Bronx.  Or maybe they did and it was stolen.  Manaea was a guy I didn’t draft this preseason, but I did like.  Plus, he’s the world’s skinniest Samoan.  What’s not to like?  Want more?  His father’s name is Faaloloi.  That’s also how one phonetically spells out a laugh in Samoan.

Shohei Ohtani – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Flippant, 24 hours ago, “Hahahahahahahaha, he homered off Josh Tomlin.  That is just so great.  How is he hitting during batting practice too?  Well?  Great.  Go to sleep.”  An hour later, “He homered off of who?  Corey Kluber?  Um, to where?  Deep center?  Opposite way?  Oh.”  Tani.

Tyler Skaggs – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER in 103 pitches.  And the first pitcher this year to throw more than 100 pitches!  Kidding, I don’t know, but it feels that way.

Michael Brantley – Expected to debut on Friday.  Who is this fresh-faced guy I’ve heard so little about?  *sounding out name*  My-kale–Oh, I hate kale.  *intern whispers in my ear*  He’s not made of kale?  Well, good, good.  So, Brantley will be debuting, which puts his next DL stint at about April 18th.  Have fun!

Corey Kluber – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.40.  If this is his usual bad April, he might have a negative ERA this year.

Brian Dozier – 1-for-3, 2 runs and a slam (4) and legs (1).  Not great, but just wait until his 2nd half–Hold on, uh-oh, I’m in Old Take Mode.  How do I refresh my takes?  Shift-Command-Take?  Where’s the Take button?!

Josh Bell – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  This homer’s exit velocity was 348 MPH.  One spectator said, “It burned my eyes to watch it leave the stadium.”

Matt Davidson – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting .263.  Eat a D, Tuffy Rhodes!

Jose Abreu – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting 400.  Boring only if you don’t appreciate fantasy value.  That’s me side-eyeing you without you even seeing it coming.  *karate chops the air*  Hiya!

Aaron Sanchez – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.40.  I originally wrote his name as Anibal Sanchez.  Even though I caught it I feel I need to still apologize.

Blake Snell – 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.00.  Snell ya later!  On the reals, he gets the White Sox next, so I’d hold.

Aaron Hicks – Took 80 swings on Wednesday.  At the 79th swing, he said he was going to go to 81, but then, man, that 80th swing.

Luis Severino – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.38.  I think the only one that can stop Severino is Severino.  I don’t fully know what that means, yet I still wholeheartedly believe it.

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  57 to go!

Aaron Judge – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Or was it Giancarlo hitting a home run with a monocle?  OR WAS IT?!

Gary Sanchez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Note to opposing pitchers, just walk the bases loaded, walk in a run vs. Didi, then take your chances with Drury.

Alex Cobb – Threw a simulated game.  He did well, saying, “That VR experience is so lifelike.”

Dylan Bundy – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 0.69.   Nice.

Dallas Keuchel – 5 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 3.27.  There doesn’t seem to be any playoffs hangover for the Astros’ pitching in the early going.  Well, Keuchel has been a little meh, and only one of them is really worth his salt.

Noah Syndergaard – 4 IP, 2 ER, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.40.  Beginning to think he’s the Icarus of pitchers.  How about you fly a little bit closer to earth and go seven innings and only put up a 9 K/9 instead of a 12+ K/9?  Yo, you Icarusyndergaard or you major league pitcher who wants to maybe get a win and pitch 170+ IP in a year?

Pat Neshek – MRI showed no damage in his shoulder.  It did find an autographed Ken Griffey Jr. rookie card though.

Aaron Nola – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.61.  His first inning was bumpy like Edward James Olmos’ face, but then he settled down with a nice cup of the middle to end of the Mets’ lineup, and looked fine.

Rhys Hoskins – 2-for-3, hitting .471, and his 2nd steal.  Guys and five girls, Hoskins is becoming Au Shizz right in front of our eyes.   Praise Rhysus!

Andrew Knapp – 1-for-2, hitting .182.  The Phillies’ catchers sound like their fantasy value — all for a nap.

  1. Lucky Dog says:
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    Dealt Danny Duffy for Notorious DiDI today. Idea was to upgrade from Beckham at MI. Did I sell low & buy high or about even money?

    Something seems not right about Duffy. Didi hitting 4-5 for the Spankees…I hate making trades week 1. Fair or F’d deal? Talk me off the ledge. Heh

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Lucky Dog: Meh. Fair enough either way, but nothing overly exciting.

    • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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      @Lucky Dog: I think that is pretty slick. I like Danny Duffy, but he may be on the fantasy waiver wire in a month.

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        @DonSlaughtOnslaught: that’s my fear.

        Or he could be a top 20 pitcher in a month.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Duffy’s injured, he’s toast

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            @Grey: fact or guess? I wouldn’t want to deal damages goods – I just thought his mechanics were off. I’d feel like a jerk if he ends up being hurt.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He was hurt all spring

    • JeF WiTh 1 F says:
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      @Lucky Dog: Good Deal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lucky Dog: Sounds like you ripped off the other guy

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        @Grey: whoa – I didn’t think it was that lopsided – I took Duffy in the 14th, Didi went in the 20th.
        Thanks for the feedback!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I said not to draft Duffy this year

          • @Grey: @Grey: and I missed that. Dang.

            They’re gonna make me take down my Gray Albright shrine now, aren’t they.
            :(

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Grey!

              • Lucky Dog says:
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                @Grey:
                Doh! yet another reason they’re making me take down the shrine.

                It’s a bummer – I worked all offseason on my toothpaste sculpture of you.
                :(

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  9 out of 10 dentists agree that is a great shrine!

                  • Lucky Dog says:
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                    @Grey: that 10th guy doesn’t know what the f**k he’s talking about.

                    LGM!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Lesbians Gonna Meet!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Not meat, though

  2. Lucky Dog says:
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    Also; sorry about your Yelich, but hooray for my Domingo! Two sides to every coin.

    Speaking of Brewers I hate that they pulled Cain from leadoff to bat him 3rd.

    “Hey, this guy’s on Fire! Swiping bags, high OBP, hittin taters – I know, let’s move him around in the lineup. Can’t have our hitters getting too comfy now.”
    – every a-hole over managing MLB manager, probably

  3. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!

    Great stuff.

    a. Back from the trip! A little tired ’cause are flight this AM was at 05h00. Otherwise a great experience.

    b. Mark Twain quote of the day for April 5

    I found Simon Wheeler dozing comfortably by the barroom stove of the dilapidated tavern in the decayed mining camp of Angel’s, and I noticed that he was fat and baldheaded, and had an expression of winning gentleness and simplicity upon his tranquil countenance.

    From – THE NOTORIOUS JUMPING FROG OF CALAVERAS COUNTY

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: Thanks! A. Hope it was fun! B. Nice!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        a. It was fun, thanks.

        b. Lost Mancini (still hurts!), gained Michael Taylor. Also added Renfroe and CJ Cron – each facing a LHP tonight! Loving Tim Anderson, thank you much!

        c. Someone said that Kiermeier would get to 20/15. Now I understand what they meant. 20=hits and 15=strikeouts!! The guy is close to pure garbage so far. Was buoyed when he got an RBI the other day, then followed that up with YET ANOTHER base hit!!! Be-still my heart!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          B. Me too on Cron C. HA! I wanna believe you’re making fun of Rudy

  4. Swapnil Phadke says:
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    THANK YOU FOR BRINGING CARTOON GREY BACK!!!

    Presron tucker is available on the WW, do i swap him for any of these guys?

    Mancini, Michael A Taylor( he should fight Michael B Jordan in the next movie for battle of the ALPHAbets championship), Jedd Lowrie(I have him as cologne insurance for my Odor)

    Thank youuu! Also subscribed to Roto deluxe from India. Love it!! Streamed both Boyd and Junis in different leagues two days back!
    Where can I get the stats if I am the only subscriber from India :D

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swapnil Phadke: Hilarious on Lowrie… Awesome on subscribing! I’d lose Lowrie for Tucker if shallow enough league

  5. Dr Easy says:
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    I wouldn’t sleep on, or more accurately stream against, the White Sox. There’s a lot of potent bats in that line-up: Abreu obviously, but also Avisail, Moncada, Tim Anderson (Grey is totally right to be bullish on this guy, he gives off a young BJ Upton vibe, i.e. the good version), Davidson (a bit all-or-nothing this one), and even Yolmer looked really good to me during this series against the Jays.

    Of course if it’s wins you’re chasing it could be justified, since their pitching is inconsistent and the bullpen horrible. But do so at the risk of ruining your ratios.

    • @Dr Easy: unless the ratio you are talking is K/9, because Anderson, Moncada and Davidson alone could easily K nine times in a game.

      • Dr Easy says:
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        @[email protected]: Yeah, they’re good for the Ks and the Ws, but bad for the ERA and possibly the WHIP. They’re the ones that are the ratios, after all!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dr Easy: Yeah, I said yesterday they didn’t look that bad, but they do K a lot as [email protected] (catchy!) said…

      • DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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        @Grey: ha, I blame the site for not just keeping our names/emails in the message box this year. Clearly wrote my email twice like a big dumb dumb.

  6. TJ says:
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    You like Ohtani (hitter) more than Mancini, Chris Taylor , or Rosario?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TJ: Nah

  7. EZ says:
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    Wilson Ramos or Chris iannetta? Ramos has blown

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EZ: Iannetta

      • EZ says:
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        @Grey: or Austin Barnes?

  8. JB says:
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    Grey- now that Wainwright bumped Flaherty from the rotation (douche canoe), I need another pitcher out of Mahle, Harvey, Foltyz, Mannea, and Montgomery- who you got? Thanks!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @JB: Manea has looked excellent…roll with him. After him would go Mahle, Mongomery, Harvy, Folty.

    • jb says:
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      @JB: Gibson is available too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JB: Manaea

  9. Tigres says:
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    Grey, How is it that tomorrow is Friday yet there will only be like 5 games or something (well, eight, maybe)? What are we supposed to do with all that free time?

    Also – Keynan Middleton pitched in 8th and 9th of tied game yesterday. So he’s BOTH the closer and the set up guy! That should be awesome in Sv+Hold leagues. His stuff looks good, I’m gonna hang on to him and trust he sticks as closer-ish for Angels. Famous last words…

    • knucks says:
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      @Tigres: I would as well. Props to OTS for that one. Already have a few leaguemates in some of my new leagues complaining that I’m too fast to the wire and “its not fair!!”. I was unaware that I am in a league that must consist of several teenagers, but I’m fine with it if they are willingly going to hand over their lunch money like this. Am I a bad person?

    • jb says:
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      @Tigres: Watch the Masters…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tigres: Yeah, I don’t know what MLB is doing with the schedule — I saw on Middleton, not bad!

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      @Tigres: hard to trust the Sociapath – I’d bet he gives both Parker & Bedrosian another shot. For now I’m calling that a committee, though Middleton has screwed up the least, so he probably gets another opportunity soon.

  10. Buster Moon says:
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    Pick 2 – OBP

    CarGo, M. Taylor. Siemen

    Thanks

  11. Mcb says:
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    Grey,
    Cobb or mannea or finnegan going forward? Flaherty sent down leaving me looking…

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Mcb: Manea

    • knucks says:
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      @Mcb: Agree with b

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mcb: Agree with B

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    Watched C-Mart yesterday. Guy pitches so effortlessly. He already has a nickname but I want to call him Smooooovie. So smooth that you forget to enunciate.

    Anyone watch Jon Grays start? Didn’t watch it but was interested in how he looked. Pitching wise.

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      @Justin: He looked solid… @ Petco.

      But yea, not much good wood off the Friar’s bats in this one. No walks. I watched most of it, as I had streamed Clayton Richard in a few places. That kinda sucked but coulda been worse. Super excited for Jong Ray this year though.

      I’m not all that qualified and I did not stay at a Holiday Inn last night so you should also read Grey’s Gray disco ball/sweater comments if you missed them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Justin: Haha, I watched Gray for a few innings, agree with knucks

  13. Jensen says:
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    Added Preston Tucker everywhere, he is on his way to Colorado for a weekend series.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Jensen: Great short term add…..he loses his spot when Acuna comes up, unless they decide to platoon him with Markakis.

      • Old School Brother says:
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        @b the esq.: The beauty of owning Acuna on every team, I’ll just use Tucker until the call up

      • Blake St Bomb Squad says:
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        @Grey:

        It’s going to be freezing in Denver (literally) Friday, and in the 40s at first Saturday. Temper your pop expectations.

        I’ll be 15 beers deep shirtless on the first base line for opening day. Tell your coug not to get jelly.

        • Grey

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          Haha

  14. crimedog says:
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    You worried about Wood to the point you’re shopping him? Didn’t get a chance to see him pitch.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @crimedog: Depends on what you can get for him, but would not hesitate to shop him for the right offer.

  15. Succos Baseball says:
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    Grey,

    What are you doing about Flaherty? Stashing or dropping him? 12 team league, with QS instead of W in my instance. Leaning towards stashing him, we have 5 bench spots and 1 NA spot. My NA spot is being held by Acuna currently.

    • @Succos Baseball: I am not Grey, but I feel like I know him well. That is going to entirely depend on what other pitchers are in the FA pool. If you are fielding a good lineup and getting enough innings from your other pitchers, why not hold? That is a deep bench. Wainwright might go out and throw his arm out today.

      Nice that you have an NA spot; I am we just thinking I wish my league had one…because I had to cut Jack Flaherty. Small world.

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      @Succos Baseball: With those options, he is definitely a hold. Acuna should be up in just over a week, assuming nothing ridiculous happens between now and then. Plug Flaherty into the NA spot then when you activate Acuna.

  16. itsthedriver says:
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    12 team H2H avg obp r hr rbi sb

    I’ve got four 1B: Yonder, Carlos Santana, Jose Martinez and Bell.
    Well Mart and Sant have OF elig but I want to trade one away. Who should I let go?

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        @Grey: Who do you think is the worst thoooo.
        Can’t make up my mind. I was thinking either Bell or Yonder.. I;m pretty high on Jose

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yonder

  17. Alex says:
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    Keeper league. We keep 8. Guy is offering J Ramirez, Hosmer, Mejia, Doolittle n Lynn for my Benintendi, Albies, Wood n Knebel……. thoughts ? Basically Ramirez n Benintendi are the current keepers on each team

    • Alex says:
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      Boils down to which keeper do you value more ?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Alex: Without knowing the rest of your roster, I think I hold. I think Albies could become an excellent player this year.

  18. Unpaid Scout says:
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    Just a note, the home plate ump was calling a very tight strike zone yesterday in the Phils/Mets game which definitely cost both Nola and Syndergaard. He wasn’t giving either pitcher any of the edges of the zone. With Nola, his pitches move so much, it was almost as if the ump was giving up on them in several cases well before they reached the plate. Anyhoo, both looked really good despite the pedestrian lines.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Unpaid Scout: This. One run for Philly scored on a “steal” of home….A-Gon had a runner in a run down, who went out of the basepath, but not called that way, AGon didnt make the tag, threw home late. The strike zone was very tight and neither SP got any calls their way.

    • Grey

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      @Unpaid Scout: Nola is great with command too, so I could see that, I mean, I didn’t see it, I was dealing with site issues, but I could

  19. Dwight Shrute says:
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    Good morning G!

    Loving these daily write ups. Makes my day start off on the right foot! I haven’t posted in a while, been kinda busy. Didn’t have any drafts until 2 days before the draft so haven’t had a chance to post my team for look at it from an outsiders perspective. What would you do with this team. 12 team H2h keep 7 ops and qs are extra cats. We play on extra infield a lot only one util. We have one NA slot avail.

    Grandal,Carpenter,cano,Bryant,lindor,Longoria,k Davis, benentendi,Eaton,Brinson, andujar,Harrison

    Verlander,berrios,Wood,Wacha,Roark,Lester,Odorizzi
    Allen,Greene,Brach

    Dl Britton,reyes(sp cardinals)

    Thank you in advance!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dwight Shrute: Thanks! Good to see you! I think Longo, Carp, Cano are fine, but all one type of player… Boring vets… Lester I don’t trust, and your closers are a little iffy

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        @Grey:

        Day of reckoning for Lester. If he gets crushed by the Reds and Marlins in his first two starts he’s going to be right there on the ‘should I bother rostering him’ bubble.

        The bubble Felix just fell off of, by the way.

        • Grey

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          Lester’s already there for me

        • OddBall Herrera says:
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          @OddBall Herrera:

          And this isn’t even about the runs they’re giving up, it’s that they appear to have lost the swing and miss stuff, and instead are going the tried and untrue ‘nibble and pray for weak contact’ route.

          I mean, in that Marlins game Lester got two Ks:

          One from a purported baseball player named “Wallach”, that wasn’t an entirely impressive sequence:

          Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, “Wallach” struck out swinging

          The other was a foul bunt by Urena…

          • Grey

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            I own that Wallach character, he’s awful

  20. The Great Knoche says:
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    Can we change minimum innings required by a starter for a win to 4?

    Gray was filthy. They couldn’t pick up or touch his breaking stuff. Hey Jon remember to pitch like that in Coors!

    Gausman has been a sleeper how many years in a row now? Maybe you should take Donkeys advice and just let him go. Maybe have Ralph sing it to you in his best Elsa voice on next weeks podcast.

    Let him go; let him go, his WHIP is 2 point 0. Let him go, let him go stats uglier than Mesoraco.

    You just sang that in your head

    • Justin says:
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      @The Great Knoche:

      I did. And thank you for the Gray blurb. I got him in one league and haven’t seen him pitch yet. Good to see he is filthy as Mesoraco. Yeah I’m hijacking your analogy. And yeah Mesoraco is ugly and filthy.

    • Ralph Lifshitz

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      @The Great Knoche: You just dont draft Gausman and then trade for him July 1st. Second half Gausman is awesome.

      • The great knoche says:
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        @Ralph Lifshitz:You guys should do a segment in a few weeks on everyone who sucks you want on your roster July 1.

  21. Sky Burns says:
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    Will Panik be in your Friday Buy Column? At one point in the past, Daniel Murphy was the 50th second baseman drafted with no category juice (or boba) either..

    • Cram It says:
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      @Sky Burns: Murphy revamped his stance and approach at the plate. Joe Panik has not done nothing different. I wouldn’t overreact, but he is a very good hitter and is definitely worth a MI buy at least.

      • Cram It says:
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        @Cram It: *not done nothing. Brilliant.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sky Burns: Panik is over 50% owned, so no

  22. J-Hova says:
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    I was so close to benching C-mart last night as well.
    Got SO excited to grab Corbin in my 10 team roto and streamonator is hatin on his next start at San Fran!

    Have some really slow starters, Ramirez, Goldy, Rosario and Buxton. Of course I’m not worried about Goldy and Ramirez but how much of a leash would you have on Buxton and Rosario? Should i drop Kingery (have Ramirez at 2b and Tim Anderson at SS) to add Preston Tucker for his @ Colo series this weekend and bench Rosario or Buxton?

    • Raoul Duke says:
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      @J-Hova: I wouldn’t drop Kingery for P. Tucker.

  23. Should I drop any of these to pick up Hanley-

    Asdrubal, Frazier, Castro, Peraza, Solarte?

    Other 1B are Abreu and Bellinger

  24. Zeus says:
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    Padres going to Coors next week. I picked up Spangenberg and Villanueva in the appropriate leagues. Padres seem to hate Renfroe.

    If you get that skin tag removed can you go to Dr Sandra Lee aka Dr Pimple Popper? Love me some dermatology videos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeus: HA! No Pimple Popper talk, please!

      • Zeus says:
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        @Grey: they’re so satisfying for some reason. What’s wrong with me?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  25. kilkennybrian says:
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    Aaron Hicks was just dropped, should I grab him and drop Sin Soo Choo? Don’t really have any others to drop.

  26. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    Rhys has turned into Au Shizz and Au Shizz has turned into Daug Shizz. There can be only one Au Shizz.

    Javy Baez been dropped in both my 12 t leagues, would you grab him? Only problem I can see beyond his small sample size, is potential limited AB from batting 8th and probably not in every day.

  27. mcmi11ions says:
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    HAPPY CONFORTO DAY!

    • Cram It says:
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      @mcmi11ions: *high five*

    • knucks says:
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      @mcmi11ions: So happy about this. And I don’t have to watch it on the Fezbook!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lesbians Gonna Meet!

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            @Grey: I fear I may have started a trend. Rofl

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

          • Cram It says:
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            @Grey: Ludacris Gone Mad!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Now that’s just crazy!

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      @mcmi11ions: yay!

      LGM!*

      (*Lesbians Gonna Meet!)

  28. HighonaKite says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Better speculative add… Faria or Foltynewicz ?

    thanks!

  29. Johnny Be Good says:
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    Hey Grey – Manaea or Wacha for ROS – who u like best?

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @JeF WiTh 1 F:
        Hey long time no see F. Hope all is good with you!

      • Johnny Be Good says:
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        @Grey: So 2 Votes for Wacha & 1 for Manaea…hmmm thanks guys, i’m torn

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry to hear that

        • Cram It says:
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          @Johnny Be Good: Manaea. Don’t be told what to do.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

  30. Sideshow says:
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    worth holding Maikel Franco or would you be confisent w Davidson holding down 3B in a 16 man league?

  31. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Great write up as usual – glad to have my morning routine back. Drafted Machado in the first round and so far he’s done nothing – I don’t typically watch AL East games. See anything that’s cause for concern?

    Also, is Preston Tucker for real? Drop Nimmo for him? I have plenty of speed but lacking in power so far.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr. Rickey: Machado will be fine (hopefully)… No on Tucker, but he is going to Coors

  32. Charlie says:
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    Gray,

    Manaea, Mahle, Junis, Roark

    What order do you rank them in ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Charlie says:
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      @Charlie:

      Gray,

      Forgot to add Jordan Montgomery. Can you rank these ROS?

      Manaea, Mahle, Junis, Roark, Montgomery

      Thanks!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Charlie: Manaea, Junis, Roark, Montgomery, Mahle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Charlie: They’re all so similar, I guess agree with B

      • Charlie Varon says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks! So you rank Manaea as your best SP out of that bunch.

        If my SP is Scherzer, Jon Gray, Price, Archer, Weaver, Wacha, Montgomery and my RP are Herrera, Kela, Middleton and Robertson, would you drop Montgomery or Robertson for Manaea?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Robertson

          • Charlie Varon says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  33. Pouss-Pouss says:
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    Grey, has something changed with Corbin? Are you looking at him as a streamer or permanent-roster-spot guy in a 10-teamer? I want to believe but he’s burned me two years in a row.

    • knucks says:
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      @Pouss-Pouss: https://razzball.com/patrick-corbin-2018-fantasy-baseball-sleeper/

      He is coming off an incredible start. You think Grey is going to change his mind now? Part of the answer you are seeking also depends on who else is available.

      I would maybe drop Corbin for Bauer. But I’m not dropping Corbin for Mahle. So maybe throw in some more deets to get the best answer.

  34. Alan says:
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    Dexter Fowler or Carlos Gonzalez ( I do have Dahl & Tapia).

  35. Alex says:
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    I’m hoping Thor’s start was short due the rain delay throwing off his warm up schedule.

    • knucks says:
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      @Alex: He did throw 92 pitches. So I’m not worried about it.

      Mickey’s IQ > Kapler’s

    • Wudaben says:
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      @Alex:

      He had a very noticeable velocity drop in the 3rd inning. Never topped 96 after that point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: He threw 92 pitches, which is a complete game this year

  36. knucks says:
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    Thanks for that Pod rec yesterday, just added it to my list. Looks like a good one.

    Mezuza is looking pretty solid thus far. Getting pretty excited for him this year after realizing I own him in nearly as many leagues as Corbin.

    I’ve been punting Catcher so far on almost all of my teams. With all these off days, it makes more sense to me to stream elsewhere. l’ll begin the Frankencatcher process when the schedule starts to normalize. I’d imagine I’m not the only one around here doing that? Why would I start Russell Martin for a week when I can use the Hitter Tron to fill my lineup out with Marisnick HRs, etc.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: When does the schedule normalize? This is so weird… Yeah, I had no catcher yesterday and I usually try to get one

  37. Ralph Lifshitz

    Ralph Lifshitz says:
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    I saw this headline, and thought “Wait, did the Brewers callup Corbin Burnes?”

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ralph Lifshitz: Yeah, to sue the Brewers to trade Braun or Domingo so they play

  38. Wudaben says:
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    If you think Skaggs going over 100 pitches is out of the ordinary you should look at Carlos Martinez’s pitch count. He was clearly over 100 before Matheny sent him out for the 9th inning.

  39. Marti says:
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    We are having a 10 Team National League only auction this weekend. It’s a keeper League 260 budget. My question is how high would you go on Patrick Corbin now. Kershaw and Max will go for a round high 30s to low 40s

      • Marti says:
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        I guarantee he would go for more than that we live in Arizona a lot of D-Back fans in the draft. I think I will Target Sasha and rich hill instead

        • Marti says:
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          Wacha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  40. Dougie says:
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    Dynasty. 12 team with defense and BBs. I need a fill in until Gleyber gets the call. I can get Nick Ahmed or Aledmys Diaz on the cheap or spend a little extra for Cozart or Addycakes. Thoughts?

  41. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Grey,
    I had Mancini, Moncada and Kingery and needed to drop one in our Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League. Only had 2 spots for various reasons. I ended up dropping Moncada, but I am slightly regretting it. Did I do the right thing?

    Thanks much Grey.

  42. Rich says:
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    “Aaron Judge – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Or was it Giancarlo hitting a home run with a monocle? OR WAS IT?!”

    Ha!! Well done.

  43. Tyler says:
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    Thoughts on Eduardo Escobar? Do you think the average is of course a little inflated, but legit? Also does he stick around after Polanco comes back from the PEDs suspension?
    I have Leone to dump or Franco. I once again drafted Franco.
    Lowercase “yay”
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tyler: You’re worried about holding him for 80 games?

      • Tyler says:
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        @Grey: ehhh. Truth. I have a moves limit of 25 in my league so I always worry about playing time/ adds and drops.
        Would he be a buy for you or a schmotato? Also hope Ted is feeling better. Kiddo sounds like he was busy in every room of your place.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cougs has decided Ted needs a behavioral psychologist, not joking

          • Tuler says:
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            @Grey: Hah! Poor Ted!
            Get that kid some Rotowear diapers.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              HAHA

  44. Larry says:
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    Joe Panik or Starlin Castro?

  45. MrC22 says:
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    Was offered Mancini and Lucroy for Contreras – what do you think? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MrC22: Mancini side

  46. OaktownSteve says:
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    Anybody else streaming Steve Brault today? Steve Brault! A la arrested development.

    It’s fun this time of year getting a feel for your new teams. You come to think of them as little people with their own little personalities and you quickly realize that one or two of these new special people in your life are complete assholes.

    • knucks says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Dood. I say that everytime I read his name! I believe we had a banana stand reference the other day as well.

    • knucks says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I can’t believe you never got into the Office btw. Not a big network television comedy guy myself since Seinfeld, but it was solid and def holds up.

      Am I really the only guy on the planet who thinks that Jeff Erickson from Sirius sounds exactly like Andy from the Office? I’ve mentioned this several places in the past. Thought he was a dead ringer.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @knucks: I never saw the American Office either

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Grey: High five. My reason was always that I already worked in an office full of annoying morons.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha, me too, wait, I work from home!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Haha… I have a lot of asshole teams right now (though in 1st in Tout — again!)… I am not streaming anyone on any teams right now

  47. Peacecoast says:
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    Erod is on my DL. He may actually come back this weekend. Puts me in a bind. 12T mixed roto. My starters are Quintana, Anderson, Fulmer, Giolito, Manaea, Mikolas, Montgomery. I don’t feel like cutting any of them for Erod right now. I am also carrying 5 MR, (S+H league) so I could drop Madson for him. I think I might have answered my own question. Drop Madson or one of the other SP?

    btw wtf is that Stanton HR call by John Sterling?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peacecoast: Madson — Stanton call is like me trying to quote Gomorra

  48. Synyster says:
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    Thx for the write up!

    With Braun being the likely sit when they don’t play in an AL park worth it to grab Manaea, Folty, or Mahle? 6×6 H2H league with QS. Or drop someone else for any of these guys?

    C. Ramos, 1B. Hosmer, 2B. Gordon, 3B. Machado, SS. Gregorius, OF. Trout, OF. Cain, OF. Merrifield, Util. Jose Ramirez, Bench: Puig, Braun

    SP. deGrom, SP. Ohtani, SP. Sonny Gray, SP. Taillon, SP. Wacha, SP. Snell, SP. Bauer, RP. Chapman, RP. Herrera, RP. Fields, RP. Middleton, DL. Eduardo Rodriguez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Synyster: Yelich is out so Braun will play

  49. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft

    Drop Wacha for Bundy or hold?

    thanks

  50. Ty says:
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    Drop Brinson, Zimmerman, or M Taylor for Reddick? Hold?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ty: Brinson

  51. RICE says:
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    Please rank…

    Bundy, C. Anderson, and Wacha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @RICE: Wacha, Bundy

  52. kingforaday151 says:
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    Drop Felix for Folty? These blow up starts are killer, but Folty is more than capable of some blowups himself….

  53. Carl Spackler says:
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    Hey Grey, as always top notch stuff. Looking for a Myers replacement at 1b. 6×6 OBP. Who do you like to out of these options
    HanRam
    Yonder
    Thames
    Puljos

    Thanks
    CS

  54. Huffin Gas says:
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    Baseball really is changing in this day and age. I saw a news blurb today that said “The Indians are announcing that Michael Brantley will be returning to the DL May 1st.” These analytic departments are really getting out ahead of things like never before.

  55. Scott says:
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    Could the rank the below flier pitchers?

    Gausman, Manaea, Mahle, Harvey, Corbin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin, Manaea

  56. phil says:
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    Does Preston Tucker have a full time job?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For like a week… He’s filling in for Acuna

  57. Jogon says:
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    Should I drop R.Mcmahon to get :

    Maybin
    Stash W.Calhouln
    A.Rosario
    Dietrich
    Soler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Amed

  58. eric says:
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    Trade? Machado and Paxton for Jose Ramirez and I Happ. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  59. knucks says:
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    One weird takeaway that got me thinking after Donkey’s post yesterday (which was great!)

    “In 2015, exactly zero of the top 35 fantasy hitters at years end were drafted with an NFBC ADP of 200 or later, and only four of the top 50 fantasy hitters had a 200+ ADP (Morales, Eaton, Granderson & Duffy). Matt Duffy was the only of these four players being drafted after pick 300.”

    Matt Duffy is leading off again today. Get your monocle out ya one eyed freak.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, monocle’ing!

  60. Cohen says:
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    Zimmer and Brinson dropped, whos the add?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brinson

  61. ERad says:
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    Dat Dylan Bundy blurb though. Nice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  62. MikeZ says:
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    Can you rank the following CI options ROS? Longoria, C.Davis, Davidson, Chapman?

    • MikeZ says:
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      @MikeZ: oh and Belt! Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chapman, Davidson

  63. EG says:
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    Bench bat – Cozart, Villar, Kingery, Ohtani, Chapman, Panik?

    Have some preference for 2B/SS, but am flexible

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery

  64. Jbona3 says:
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    I’m really disappointed no one has made a Dorn reference yet based on the title, so I’ll take up the mantle: https://youtu.be/-wTyBNin084

    (Some NSFW language for those of you who care)

    And Grey, if nothing else your esoteric Corbin Bernsen reference wasn’t lost on me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice!

  65. Gotime says:
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    Jon Grey Albright! Your styling and profiling on that baseball card!
    Obviously early, but I’m ranked 1st in Runs HR RBI and SB, but last in AVG in a 12 tm. Never played with OBP but is that more consistent than using AVG as a category in your experience? League thinking of ditching AVG and using OBP next year.

    • Gotime says:
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      @Gotime: H2H league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pretty handsome! Yeah, more consistent, walks aren’t based on luck like AVG

  66. Joe Beisbol says:
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    Owings or Villar as a 2B fill in until Murphy’s back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  67. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft league. Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, Saves+Holds, K/9

    Justin Smoak/David Robertson for Josh Bell/Patrick Corbin. Which side?

    C: Yasmani Grandal
    1B: Josh Bell
    2B: Chris Taylor
    3B: Matt Chapman
    SS: Francisco Lindor
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Mitch Haniger
    OF: Bradley Zimmer
    UTL: Tim Anderson
    Bench: Michael A. Taylor
    DL: Steven Souza
    DL: Jake Lamb

    P: Clayton Kershaw
    P: Max Scherzer
    P: Brad Boxberger
    P: Fernando Rodney
    P: Shane Greene
    SP: Sean Manaea
    SP: Patrick Corbin
    Bench: Mike Foltynewicz
    Bench: Miles Mikolas
    Bench: Eduardo Rodriguez
    DL: Luiz Gohara

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold

      • Savoy Special says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey! What about Smoak/Osuna for Bell/Corbin?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why do you want to get rid of Smoak/Corbin?

          • Savoy Special says:
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            @Grey: wait no, I trade for Smoak and Osuna and give up Bell and Corbin. I still kind of want to hold because I like Corbin a lot

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, hold

  68. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h with OPS
    Yasiel Puig for Billy Hamilton and Ryan Zimmerman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • crimedog says:
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      @Bobbo: I’d keep Puig especially in OPS. It’s been 7 days

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        @crimedog: agree with CDog on this one.

  69. Nightmare! says:
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    Greylord!!!!! Happy cardinals home opening day!!!! A tradition unlike any other. Here comes nightmares questions:

    1) what’d u think of the Americans last night? Paige about to get in deeeeeep (literally) ha!!!

    2) please rank these outfielders
    Adam Eaton
    Joey Gallo
    Mitch Haniger
    Ender Inciarte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Dude, the end, killed me… She was caked in blood! 2. Haniger, Ender

  70. Jason Morgan says:
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    Who are your top DL stashes right now? Exclude Reyes and Justin Turner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melancon

      • Jason Morgan says:
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        @Grey: He’s taken. How about Salazar, Trumbo, Souza, Rodon or Britton? Any of these fellas get your mustache to curl in the right direction?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Souza

  71. Savoy Special says:
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    I own Brad Boxberger, Fernando Rodney, Shane Greene in a redraft. Saves+Holds.

    Drop any for Kelvin Herrera?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodney

  72. Ganggreen says:
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    Thanks for Corbin! Should I drop snell, gausmen, Claudio, Madison, longoria, or Brian Anderson for Andrew triggs, Heaney, hammels, steckinrider, bedrosian, Ed rod, mahle, Roark, folty, Reynold Lopez, or Trevor Williams?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman, Claudio — Williams, Roark

    • Cram It says:
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      @Ganggreen: Who else is available?

      • Ganggreen says:
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        @Cram It: it’s 11 team league, with 25 rounds in the draft. So not much I’ll make a list and post in them now

  73. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft league. Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS

    I was just offered Ian Happ (eligible at 2B/OF) for FAAB $. Would you drop anyone below for him?

    C: Yasmani Grandal
    1B: Josh Bell
    2B: Chris Taylor
    3B: Matt Chapman
    SS: Francisco Lindor
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Mitch Haniger
    OF: Bradley Zimmer
    UTL: Tim Anderson
    Bench: Michael A. Taylor
    DL: Steven Souza
    DL: Jake Lamb

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Taylor

      • Savoy Special says:
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        @Grey: Happ over M. Taylor even though Happ is being benched a lot so far this season?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If it’s a bench bat, just play him when he’s playing

          • Savoy Special says:
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            @Grey:@Grey: true, it’s just I live abroad now so these games happen when I’m asleep so it’s really hard for me to see who’s sitting everyday lol not you’re problem but yea, I do like Happ.. I’m very torn right now because I know he’ll snap out of this funk

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, then hold Taylor

  74. CentralCoaster says:
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    Happy Friday-Eve Master Grey,

    Thank you for entertainment and your sage advice.

    Conforto is on my DL. Who should be dropped to put this, “must add”, into the lineup?

    Inciarte, Gardner, C Taylor???

    Thank you in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Gardner

      • CentralCoaster says:
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        Sweet, thanks.
        @Grey:

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  75. Raf says:
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    Hey Grey.

    12-team H2H Yahoo standard redraft.

    C: Realmuto
    1B: Hosmer
    2B: Altuve
    3B: Machado
    SS: C. Taylor
    OF: Ozuna, Benintendi, Pham, Conforto, M.A. Taylor
    Util/BN: Bell, Ohtani, Acuna

    SP: Thor, Wood, Bauer, Wacha, Stroman, Pomeranz, Salazar (DL)
    RP: Iglesias, Boxberger, Soria, Middleton, Britton (DL)

    1. Drop anyone for Junis (or Mahle or Rey. Lopez)?

    2. Drop anyone for Haniger (or Tucker)?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Meh 2. Haniger over Taylor if you don’t need SBs, otherwise hold

      • Raf says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  76. your mom says:
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    Hi. H2h league

    Hosmer or cano?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer

  77. Bro Pat says:
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    What to do with Sanchez in a 10 team mixed?

    Some guys available: Mahle, Roark, Gibson, ya boy Trevor Williams, Reynaldo Lopez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yolmer Sanchez?

      • Bro Pat says:
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        @Grey: sorry…Aaron

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Didn’t he just pitch ok?

          • Bro Pat says:
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            @Grey: yeah I guess….it was kinda meh

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah

              • Bro Pat says:
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                @Grey: so hang tight is what you are getting at?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, Bro Pat

  78. Lucky Dog says:
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    deGrom caught too much of deplate on de0-2 count. Gah

    What’s the deal with pitchers throwing meatballs on 0-2? WASTE A DAMN PITCH ONCE IN A WHILE! IT’S CALLED BASEBALL YOU DOLT!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        @Grey: it’s a damn epidemic. 1-2, 0-2 – these used to be called “pitchers counts” and pitchers did this cool thing where they’d throw one out of the zone & see if the hitters would get themselves out.

        The lost art of pitching I guess.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Need to brush back more guys too

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            @Grey: agreed 100% – I see these guys standing on top of the plate – how has Bellinger not been drilled 37x by now?

            Old school baseball that dude would have been too bruised up to make a major league roster.

            Ps – deGrom with de8 pitch inning. Run wasn’t earned because of deBruce bobble.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Totally agree

  79. eric says:
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    Trade Machado for Jose Ramirez straight up? Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair

  80. Omar says:
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    8 team AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto… which side do you prefer?

    Side A:
    Bregman
    Kluber
    E. Rosario
    Beckham

    Side B:
    Correa
    Fulmer
    Haniger
    W. Calhoun

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kluber

      • Omar says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. If Tanaka replaced Fulmer, would that sway you to B?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  81. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – in a weekly league ($100 FAAB + no zero-dollar bids) . . .

    1. Are any of these schmos worth $1 to upgrade over my current last few hitters of Schebler (he’s back today and has looked great), Leonys, Longo? I’m starting 2 of these 3 each week based on matchups until Acuna comes up.

    FAAB OPTIONS: Matt Duffy, E. Escobar, Peralta, Panik, Drury, Parra, P Tucker.

    2. Same league, how is my ranking of P potential FAAB grabs? They would replace a DL-d Morton.

    FAAB OPTIONS: Junis (thinking $3 bid – that two-seamer looks insane) . . . R Lopez ($1) . . . Josh Fields ($1 in case Jansen goes down).

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I just dropped Leonys in one league — Peralta 2. Morton’s DL’d?!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: SORRY!.. . .MUSGROVE (not Morton).

        I have Morton on my team, but thank god he’s fine.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why would you do that to me?

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Grey: My phone autocorrect, believe it or not! I talk way more about Morton than Musgrove I guess . . .

            Would you also believe that do/due/dude occasionally suggest “Duda” on my phone? Wonder why !

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, that is not surprising in the least!

  82. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Grey! Hello once again. Well done on the Corbin Bernsen reference. I look forward to the day when Allan Rachins works his way into the write up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Title was Rudy, tho

  83. Huggs And Druggs says:
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    Yo Grey!
    Who do you like better as a leadoff hitter in a 6×6 OPS league: Josh Harrison or David Peralta? Trying to plug in some more runs into the ole lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

  84. J-FOH says:
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    That title should have said broke LA Law. Haven’t read yet but will. I’m at the happiest place on earth today, well it’s advertised that way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You poor dear

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: it’s for the love of my child. That’s what I keep telling myself.

        I love the Goldy direction of Rhys. Makes Ralph a god among shitty prospect writers with no sack. We should call Rhys, Au Skinzz!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Au Shinzz! That’s sweet of you to do that for your kid, Disney’s the worst

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: Au Skinzz! It’s so catchy and sexy

            Why have we never called Ralph Au Shitzz!?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Cause Ralph can’t handle the humidor

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: must be all the blunts.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, he was just in Florida, stashing dem Cubans, prolly

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @J-FOH:

      I thought the same thing about LA Law. I love Disneyland.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @OaktownSteve: it’s not as bad as I make it out to be. We had passes for years. California Adventure is pretty cool and they serve beer. But it’s getting harder to bring weed to the park

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @J-FOH: edibles

  85. Alex says:
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    Peralta or Piscotty? I want to believe in Piscotty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Alex:

      Agree with Albright. It happens occasionally.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Plus 1

  86. Lucky Dog says:
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    Conforto with the deep double & RBI. I would have preferred the dong, but I’ll take it. (That’s what she said)

    LGM
    Lesbians Gonna Meet!

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      @Lucky Dog: OMG they changed it to a homer?!?

      Dongs for all my friends!
      <3

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        @Lucky Dog:
        1 down, 137 to go!

        – Mets fans, probably

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Homer! Lesbians Gonna Meet!

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        @Grey: damn – deGrom loaded em up & shut em down. Impressive.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, not bad

  87. Jack says:
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    More likely bounce-back year – Villar or Hanley? Or both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley

  88. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Still holding Rosario or would you dump for Haniger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Grey: Gracias, mi beisbol amour

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • Scuffy McGee says:
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            @Grey: Crazy talk to consider Hanley over Hosmer? I have Abreu, too, so ESPN will force me to put DH Ramirez at Utility

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes, crazy

              • Scuffy McGee says:
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                @Grey: Thank you

  89. Nightmare says:
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    Time for some SAGNOF buddy

    Which one of these guys needs to be on the waiver wire and stay there

    Brach
    SoRia
    Box
    Herrera

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brach

  90. Alfaro will be playing baseball today! Get’em in your lineup! Been a week, & never pick the backstop scab. But barring a terrific weekend, with the absence of anything resembling regular PT, I think I’ve got to drop Jorge for Iannetta. Then let it scab over. Agree?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree, I’ve already done it

  91. Late in the day I realize, bit someone dropped Reynaldo Lopez after adding him early.

    Do I drop Jesse Winker since he’s my current bench OF and I have Acuna coming soon
    Or drop peraza because I can put Machado in at SS and Taylor at 2b until Daniel Murphy is back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Winker

  92. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Hi Grey,

    NL-Only H2H OBP.

    Eaton was removed from today’s game. He hobbled a bit after a play. He’s probably okay, but… If he were to go down, would you rather own N. Williams or Goodwin?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Williams

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        On another note, I’m now wondering if I should have traded Au Schizz ($44) before our auction for a $6 Shaw and bought Rhys for $46. I’m sure Goldy will produce before too long. I am in an OBP league, so he’s at least helping there.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh well huh?

  93. ryanoer says:
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    10 team redraft

    Bench bat–lose Hanley or Smoak for Trey Mancini or hold? You guys have me on the Hanley train…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  94. OaktownSteve says:
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    I have Yolmer Sanchez starting in the NFBC league and I’m going to say, I’m ok with that. He seems to play everyday. He’s hitting 5th today. How many guys in MLB have names that start with “Y?” Yan, Yolmer, Yangervis, Yandy…must be more.f

    We’re due for the first of the season “New Glossary Term Derby.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems to have decent contact, Yolmer that is… Tomorrow is new glossary term day, already wrote it up, great minds…

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Nice. I haven’t gotten in for awhile. Speaking of which, Devers has looked like a 4020 so far.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Red Sox have more 4020’s in their lineup than any other team, true or false?

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Straight truth

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              #truth

  95. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft

    Bench bat–lose Hanley or Smoak for Trey Mancini or hold? You guys have me on the Hanley train…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @ryanoger:

      I’d hold. I think you have to hold on to Hanley long enough to see how this plays out. He’s had some stretches in Boston where he was really, really valuable. The fact that he’s already stolen two bases is crazy. When healthy, dood is a borderline HoF hitter. Middle of the lineup.

      Smoak appears to be what he was last year. You gotta hold because the power ceiling sits well above Mancini’s I think.

  96. Jason says:
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    Soria or Greene?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Greene

  97. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft league. Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, Saves+Holds, K/9

    Aroldis Chapman for Patrick Corbin. Which side?

    P: Clayton Kershaw
    P: Max Scherzer
    P: Brad Boxberger
    P: Fernando Rodney
    P: Shane Greene
    SP: Sean Manaea
    SP: Patrick Corbin
    Bench: Mike Foltynewicz
    Bench: Miles Mikolas
    Bench: Eduardo Rodriguez
    DL: Luiz Gohara

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aroldis

  98. OaktownSteve says:
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    Albie, I don’t quite understand your support for Peraza. He looks like such a garbage player to me. I’d be worried, and I’m not kidding here, that Chad Pennington is going to start taking more of his ABs. Peraza better play better defense that he did last year or they are gonna run out of patience and get Penny or Senzel in there stat. Peraza has no batting average and no steals.

    Hamilton is also not good. My under on 70 steals for them combined looks like a boldish call with a chance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza might be garbage, but ya gotta give him 10 games at least before we X him out, no? Give him that, cmon

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        I found last year’s 518 PAs with a .297 OBP pretty convincing. I guess I can see where you’re coming from. He didn’t cost that much and has 40 steal upside. There’s no obvious heir. But man he played in 143 games last year and had 5 homers and 87 R+RBI

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, maybe not the sexy guy I thought, but maybe 7/30/.260 at MI, worth a few games more to see, unless options are so overwhelming

          • DonnieB says:
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            I think we should give Gausman at least three starts. Yes or no?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure

  99. Chief Wahoo says:
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    So, going back to the opening comment, I’m another owner that missed the memo and drafted Duffy (as my SP5, but still). Do you recommend that I hold on for a couple more starts or is it time to treat him like a Ziploc bag of fart gas? (It stinks, but at least you only have to experience it the one time before you realize what it is and dispose of it properly).

    Best SP waiver wire replacements are Ed Rod, Gibson, Mahle, Folty, R. Lopez and Duke Newcomb.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Chief Wahoo: SP5 is mostly a streaming spot anyway, so why not play matchups with those options?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d bench Duffy until I saw a decent start, if none in next two starts, look elsewhere

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Might go Ed-Rod right now tho

      • Chief Wahoo says:
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        @Grey: I was leaning that way and just pulled the trigger. Pitching categories are still up for grabs this week and I couldn’t trust him not to blow it for me. Tigers in cold weather was one thing, but CLE is another. I agree with you that something seems wrong with him and he may get lit up a few times before being DL’d.

        Thanks for the reply.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  100. Cram It says:
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    Eat a D, Nats!

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Cram It: Mets Fans…. Good to know Jay Bruce gets you moist in early April.

      • Cram It says:
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        @The Great Knoche: Bruce makes me limp. Now Conforto…

  101. Cram It says:
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    All these rosterbation questions in the first week, you’d think guys would want to do that themselves. Kinda weird having another guy help you rosterbate, not that there’s anything wrong with that.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Cram It: double Dutch Razzutter

      • Cram It says:
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        @J-FOH: Master of your domain, they are not.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s no longer rosterbating if someone else is going it, is it?

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Oh I’m sure there’s a masturbatory word for it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Reacharoundbating?

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: that’s for after. If you are watching someone else rosterbate with your player then that’s cuckholbating…. rostercucking?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Rostercucking is more about making fun of past moves, no?

              • Papa Jean Segura says:
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                @Grey: Dutch Rudder

  102. Sphinxter says:
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    Escobar or Semien ? Bench bat. H2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien

  103. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Dozier! What if he produces at his usual 2nd half pace over a full season in his walk year? Two year average of 105/38/96/17/.269 with the sluggish starts.

    Wilson Ramos looks horrible. I’ve seen most of his ABs with all of the Yankees and Red Sox coverage dominating the networks. Constantly expands the zone and seems to always either strikeout or hit a lazy fly ball or weak grounder. Tough matchups so far (Sale, Severino, Price x2), but man. I’d rosterbate him in one catcher leagues for sure.

    Mancini’s hitting leadoff today. I don’t think Buck knows what the hell to do with that misfit roster.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed on Showalter, throwing all pop, nothing else guys at a wall, hoping something sticks… Dozier looks damn good so far….

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Colome just got caught in the closepocalypse. He’s probably on the move soonish either way.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t blame him, I blame Hillary

          • DonnieB says:
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            But Hillary blames everybody else

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: As you could for many things. Miggy was pulled due to hip issues. Getting old sucks.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              That’s why I never want to get old

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: you are always young when your mate is old

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Finally someone understands me!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: besides Rudy and Laura I’ve spent the most time with you

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’d hope so!

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: Get ready for the barrage of Pivetta questions that’ll be coming your way

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hey, I own him on my 1st place Tout Wars team

  104. Reed Smith says:
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    Points league, Quality Start rather than Wins – Thinking of offering my Shohei-Less J-Ohtani plus Cano for Trout. I’m in insane to consider? Does it seem reasonable?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout side, not close

      • Reed Smith says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey – you’ve rarely led me astray so i pulled the trigger. Tough to let go of the hype but i love me the big fish too and now i’ve got top 1-2 Pitcher in Kershaw and top bat in Trout too. Gonna be a good year!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ideally, I never will

        • vee says:
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          @Reed Smith: they accepted that trade and gave you trout??

  105. Sphinxter says:
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    Escobar or Semien ? Bench bat. H2h

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien

  106. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Trying to get a sense of what far but pretty low-ball offer for MadBum would be . . .

    In the general range of Bum’s rankings are Morton, Hendricks, Taillon (only $2, so there’s keeper value there), and Clevinger ($8).

    Our draft was after the injury, so MadBum only went for $20 . . . not someone I’d keep, but a great trade chip for the 2018 offseason (so that has some extra value to it too).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hendricks sounds about right

    • Cram It says:
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      @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Trying to trade FOR him? I think you’re overmanaging with that move but I wouldn’t trade those guys for him if you’re trying to win this year.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Kinda agree with Cram

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Cram It: Thanks – that’s a good point. If Hendricks is going to fake Bumgarner production more or less (fine on era, meh-ok ks), might as well stick with the noninjured guy and forget future trade value.

        Thanks!

        • Cram It says:
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          @Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: I mean, these guys are helping you now. And who says MadBum would be a great trade chip in the offseason? Too much speculation.

  107. William Hung says:
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    Anyone else feel like they have like 50 blown saves so far this scoring period?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My closers are 18-0

  108. Uncle Ernie says:
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    I’m looking at an offer that was just made to me. Votto and Carrasco for Freeman and Severino. I would get the Freeman/Severino side. I think it’s a no brainer based on Carrascos health issues. What do you think. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman side

  109. Cram It says:
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    OMG I can’t tell how to see probable starters for the next day on Fantrax. I switched the date and it still shows today’s staters. Am I stupid? This is a lot of work.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I won’t figure out Fantrax until it’s time to go back to ESPN

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Cram It: i’m not sure on the way vinwins set it up (i.e. rosters lock at first game of the day) but if you went with fantrax default (games lock by EACH player’s gametime) until the last game of the day starts if you look up “probable” it’ll show THAT day. so not till the MIL game started could you look up tomorrow’s starters (as guys in the probable tab anyway). just index SON by 4/6 (or whatever next day is) then find those names in players tab, unless you want to wait till last game of current day has started.

  110. Swfcdan says:
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    Godley or Polanco? Could use more speed but is it too much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, dawg

      • Swfcdan says:
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        @Grey: Right in thinking Polanco has some more upside but Godley is the safer bet?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Polanco is safer with more upside

  111. Jack says:
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    Hanley or Matt Davidson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley

  112. Huggs And Druggs says:
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    Apropos of nothing, here’s a great article on Tommy Pham.

  113. Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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    ohhh, NOW it’s franco WORLD EMPIRE time again eh, after i dropped him in a 16 teamer (2nd util spot, worst hitter, well unless gone varish loses massive at bats soon of course), and a 12 team dynasty where i refuse to trade upton or k.davis for seager, and the seager owner refuses to give gallo or sano (even though his LF situation is close to as dire as my 3B situation). triple and single in same game! how many games ago did he do something like that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, can’t believe he had a triple, and I saw it

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Crapshoot Kershaw: and i said that BEFORE the HR. good damn, one of those times where you’re just better off having not checked your lineup for like a 1 day period.

      • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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        @Crapshoot Kershaw: and since it’s yahoo i can’t even waiver him back (also used a low waiver to get healy in his place)

        • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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          @Crapshoot Kershaw: but it’s one of those stupid yahoo “daily-tomorrows” so at least i get franco’s TODAY stats. hehehehe, just noticed this.

  114. Peacecoast says:
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    Earthquake?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didn’t feel it… Actually haven’t felt an earthquake in 20 years of LA, I might be earthquake proof

  115. OaktownSteve says:
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    Pick up Jose Alvarado. Notice no question mark.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He does look solid.

    • Cram it says:
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      @OaktownSteve: One step ahead of you, and the rest of the ‘Parts league.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Cram it:

        I commented about 2 weeks ago to start eyeballing this guy. He’s got a big arm. Secondary needs a little work.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @OaktownSteve: o drafted him in my AL only dynasty with my last pick… per your suggestion

        • Cram it says:
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          @OaktownSteve: Ah, well kings to you. I just saw Colome blow it and went with their 8th inning guy.

  116. J-FOH says:
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    I’m in line with Jews. Give me a conversation starter

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @J-FOH:

      Shoulda worn your Shawn Green jersey. Talk about a conversation starter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy early New Year, what’s it, 5089?

  117. Swfcdan says:
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    My name and email don’t save anymore when wanting to post. Used to always be there now boxes blank, any idea how to fix it? On Chrome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry about that, but if we want site to load, it’s a concession we have to make… Before it was holding everyone’s info in the boxes and it was slowing down and crashing the site

  118. stevie says:
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    How you feelin about streaming Trevor Williams tomorrow? At home against Cincy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I own him

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: this is gonna be super funny if he ends up continually good while being HATED by SON. check today’s brault vs tomorrow’s t-will, it REALLY hates him.

        • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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          @goodfold2: could also go yolmer, who’s hot as shit.

          • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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            @Crapshoot Kershaw: oops, that meant for the franco post above.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, Yolmer has been hot

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  119. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    mine also

  120. Crazy J says:
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    No way I was going to start Conforto against Strasburg… sonofabench! Shouldn’t Strasburg vs the Mets be auto-win? At least he made it to 6 innings! I have deep shares of Conforto… let the party begin!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  121. henncoop says:
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    Miggy just went down & left the game with an apparent hip injury

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not surprising

  122. Benintendo64 says:
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    Was offered Conforto for my Betances. This is a hold league but still I should take Conforto and run right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take it and run

      • Benintendo64 says:
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        @Grey: took it and ran straight to the league group chat to gloat

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  123. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Another SB for Timmy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  124. Peacecoast says:
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    Aw shit i checked the notify box by mistake last comment. Now my inbox is crushed. How do I turn it off?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I removed you

      • Peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: anyway to make that functionality only email me when somebody replies to MY message? I.e. you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t think so

  125. OaktownSteve says:
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    Pick up Kirby Yates

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just did

  126. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    Brad Hand blows up yet again,,who to grab?Yates?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: to be fair, the defense kicked the ball around – it’s why the runs were unearned.

      But yeah – I’ve not been super excited about making him my “one reliable closer” in the draft. He went 2 innings opening day and was nails.

      I’m thunking he’ll get a long leash.

  127. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    espn now (this was late last year too but it was right in like late sept so i was far too busy with football stuff to have checked it enough for it to have been useful at the time) shows EACH pitch in the play by play so you can tell when/if an ump is just bad. hand had 2 of his pitches in the 4 pitch BB to mcmahon that were strikes, a middle low one and either a far corner low or inside corner low (whether mcmahon is lefty or righty) both called balls. this is really neat to be able to tell how bad some umps really are. pretty soon us box score nerds will have definite enemies amongst umpires.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, they had it last year

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        @Grey: yeah but i think (and would be willing to bet) it started like sept 20th or likely later than that. i still ran the baseball teams every day left but i had FAR less time to box score nerd it up (football AND prehockey mode now that i think about it if it was like the last 10 or so days of september). liking it now. had no idea hildenberger was such a slowballer.

          • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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            @OaktownSteve: thanks. this one actually has absolutely no referent, just sounded like some absurd shit. like you have a talk show (best if the host ISN’T jon lovitz) and every so often “and here’s the jon lovitz DANCERS!”

  128. H says:
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    Is Matt Davidson or Matt Chapman a better option over Matt Carpenter, Mancini or Kingery?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs

  129. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Ok, so you didn’t like me dropping Moncada over Mancini and Kingery. Who goes then sir?

    Also, I have been offered Bryce Harper, Ohtani (the stick), Chapman and Lynn for my Goldy, Acuna, L. Weaver and Corbin. This is a 12 Team Yahoo H2H League with OPS and Holds and Keepers (hence Acuna). I love Harper and all, but this ain’t no good for me, right?

    Thanks very much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  130. Steve says:
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    CI Carousel, who would you rather roster (H2H 14T):

    Pujols
    Franco
    Villanueva
    Duffy
    Austin

    Worth using my #1 waiver on Pujols or Franco?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maikel

  131. Lucky Dog says:
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    Pham rockin’ the old school striped socks. It’s a great look.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Lucky Dog: he’s done that for years, it’s very clown-like. he’s got other cardinals players doing it too now that didn’t used to before.

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        @Montezuma’s Revenge… right now: I like it – I’ve always like the high socks/stirrups look. The long pants to the shoes isn’t bad, but the striped socks are cool.

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @Lucky Dog: it’s stupid when the pants are so damn long you could trip on them (lots of RP actually have that too), like pajama pants or somesuch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  132. The Great Knoche says:
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    Colome and Soria today. Lotsa early blown saves this year it feels like. Save speculation tomorrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones and Yates should be owned already

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Yates for Colome? He get traded today? Guessing Alvarado is play in TB but doubt he gets yanked after one.

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        @Grey: felt bad about the Duffy for Didi deal so i told the dude I gave Duffy to in the deal to grab Nate Jones (who somehow was available). He needs saves bad.

        My karma feels better now.
        :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, you’ll be rewarded in another life!

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: never mind. I didn’t even see the Hand BS

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey: Yates over Ziegler?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  133. Lucky Dog says:
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    POLANCO!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brocktune?

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        @Grey: just got excited. In the midst of a 5/32 day, a homer can really get the old blood flowing.

  134. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Ray’s velocity is way down. Sitting around 90-91. Not great Bob.

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      @Fred Garvin MP: he’s having success with it. But that last inning was ugly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stop jinxing my guy, FG MP!

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: haha. He’s my guy, too!

  135. J-FOH says:
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    I’m listening to the podcast and I think Ted is inspiring a term. Our team can shit the bed for a day but if you are in a weekly locks leagues you can be shitting the house….ala Ted.

  136. J-FOH says:
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    I was hoping to see a link to the Corbin Bernson episode of the podcast today.

  137. hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    I am trying to trade some of my surplus 2B for pitching in a 12 team, 5×5 league. How would you rank the three offers?

    1. Rizzo/Clevinger for Strasburg and Ohtani (SP)
    2. Rizzo/Clevinger for Carrasco and Severino
    3. Albies for Ohtani/Treinen

  138. J-FOH says:
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    Also I’m pretty jelly of the Paul Simon concert. Hear this and hope it doesn’t ruin Paul for you. I’m kidding it won’t but if you like PS then this jams

    https://youtu.be/nT8ORGDo_XQ

  139. Sandlot Bully says:
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    Happy Friday Eve!

    12 team Yahoo 6X6 H2H(OBP)

    I need a perspective check. Have rostered Duvall past few years, so I’m clingy. Is he just a batty call nowadays?

    Currently rostered: Longo (3B) / Duvall (Util)

    Drop Duvall for Chapman?

    Mentioned Longo because the leash is shortening by the typed character

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Sandlot Bully: I’d want Chapman, he’s playing everyday. Duvall in OF rotation in Cincy

  140. Lucky Dog says:
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    Two biggest preseason overreactions I read headed into 2018 (not at Razzball of course, you guys are amazeballs):
    1. omg the humidor in AZ no one will ever hit a home run again!

    2. the pirates lineup is the worst in the majors

    I was skeptical of both of these things. One week of sample size yes, but I’m wishing I’d invested in more Diamondbacks than the none I invested in.

  141. SteveNZ says:
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    Rizzo-fer

  142. Uncle Ernie says:
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    And down goes Knebel! Didn’t look good

  143. Ron Pridgen says:
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    H2H Points – J. Montgomery or Maneae?

    • Uncle Ernie says:
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      @Ron Pridgen: Maneae. goes deeper into games

  144. Uncle Ernie says:
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    Hey guys what r do you think. Conforto for Buxton. Speed and power of Buxton seem to outweigh average and power of Conforto. Plus not sure if it’s permanent but Conforto leading off. Hurts RBI stats. Everyone’s input welcome.

  145. WinterIsComing says:
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    Is it crazy to drop Calhoun for Chris owings? 10 team h2h points owings hasn’t 2b, ss and of eligibility also ..

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