Around The Lou, Paul DeJong is colloquially known as Colonel Mustard, the Land Marshall, who is both dignified and dangerous who always rolls second. Or, uh, *counts the spots in the lineup* sixth. Yesterday, Colonel Mustard (2-for-4, 3 runs, 5 RBIs) did it with a baton on the back of a miniature horse while riding through our nation’s capital. “Onward tiny chap!” The Colonel coaxed his horsie, not a pony, many people make this mistake, around the bases not once, but twice. His fourth and fifth homer-jaunts around the bases in this too-early-to-be-called-a-season season. Will the Colonel Mustard continue to *pinkie to mouth* musquerade as an All-Star General or will his dong-ability be more of a lowly private? A tiny horse, of course, can carry him to 30 homers, and a .250 average easily, and I won’t hear any neighs. My condiments to the Colonel. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jack Flaherty – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.80. On one hand, he was cruising out to the W on Ivictory Coast because the Cards were up huge. On the other hand, where’s the flat-out domination from a starter who was being drafted in the top 25 overall? On a third hand that is actually Hamburger Helper, it’s a small sample. On a fourth hand that is a mitten on a mop’s handle, his velocity is down.

Paul Goldschmidt – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Au Shizz!

Tommy Edman – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Okay, but how about that position eligibility? My man, Ed Tommy!

Justin Williams – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .231. Love everything I’ve seen from this kid — ha, “this kid” like I’m 80 — but I haven’t seen enough to warrant anything more than NL-Only. Will be cyclops’ing him, though.

Joe Ross – 4 1/3 IP, 10 ER, ERA at 5.87. For those people who started Ross, Giolito and Patrick Corbin last week, check out our fantasy football offerings! I kid. Kinda. That is a rough go of it. You just have to grind it back, like you’re doing fantasy baseball twerking.

Lucas Giolito – 1 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.79. Someone should’ve told him Patriot’s Day doesn’t mean you give up touchdowns. Had to feel bad when fans were taunting “Tough Monday, Gahfield. Go to the North End and get some lasahgnyah!”

Enrique Hernandez – 2-for-6, 2 runs, and his 3rd homer. Another leadoff homer, call him Enrickéy.

J.D. Martinez – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer. Just Dong, because anything else would be uncivilized.

Alex Verdugo – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer. Gonna have a top 50 overall type year, and will go completely unheralded, ironically since in Boston. Think it’s the type of player Verdugo is that he won’t ever be appreciated for how valuable he is. 90/22/90/.300/9 seems kinda whatever, but it’s a very valuable year.

Nathan Eovaldi – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.04. Red Sox jumped out to a huge early lead, then Eovaldi cruised out to the W on the Ivictory Coast. By the by, he tired late, but this was a solid start, even if he gave up his first barrel of the year. That’s right, his first. Only pitcher without allowing one was Woodruff, and that ended last night too.

Adalberto Mondesi – Still not cleared to swing a bat. Can he pinch run? Asking for my teams that need steals.

Andrew Benintendi – 0-for-3, hitting .204, as he was moved down to the seven hole. Enjoyed how the Royals’ beat writers were talking about this like it’s just a slump Benintendi’s gonna shake out of. Ha, yeah, okay, it’s one of those 24-month slumps.

Danny Duffy – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 0.50. Sure, grab him, but this was also a Streamonator call, and it likes his next one, if slightly less so.

Josh Fleming – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 0.87. Fun fact! Josh Fleming is an exclamation often associated with lots of mucus.

Adolis Garcia – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer. Last week I told you about him, and how he could sneak into a lot of power. Today, I’m asking you, want you be an absolute Adolis and grab him?

Kohei Arihara – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.21. This guy is a WHIP connoisseur. A master and commander of pitches. A fiancée engaged with finesse. He’s good for ratios. Streamonator does hate his next one though.

Shohei Ohtani – 0-for-4, hitting .309. Will be limited to 75 pitches today, and won’t be hitting. Geez, it’s like a unicorn taking off its horn, and just being a sparkly pony.

Albert Pujols – 1-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 1st steal. Was a pretty cool steals actually, Albert Pujols wore an outfit of grass and dirt, so he blended into the outfield and was able to steal third without a throw.

Dylan Bundy – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.50. When they said Bundy always calls for a count of five, this wasn’t what I had in mind.

Lance McCullers – Due to an illness, he won’t be able to pitch in Colorado on Tuesday. Yeah, it’s Mile High Fever and it’s 420 in Colorado, Mr. Bong Blaster!

Dinelson Lamet – Will make season debut today or tomorrow, which puts him on pace for Tommy John surgery on May 12th, give or take three days.

Joe Musgrove – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 1.04. Hey, anyone have a time machine for me to go back and draft Musgrove in every league? I’ll pay for the gas. Or plutonium, or whatever.

Billy McKinney – 1-for-4, 1 RBI and his 1st homer, hitting .310, just as I added him in one of my deepest leagues. Now we’re talking — McTalking? Billy Mc is a high contact, iffy power, no speed hitter who is filling in for Yelich. Sounds enticing! He could be a schmotato, but too early to say.

Luis Urias – 1-for-1 and his 2nd homer. Urias was a guy who I said last week seemed to be getting hot, but he left with a calf cramp, so moo to that.

Brandon Woodruff – 6 IP, 1 hit, 1 ER, 3 walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.96. Milwaukee’s Cleveland of the NL. They might make the playoffs, due to their pitching, but their hitting is hilariously bad.

Corey Seager – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, as the Dodgers met his brother’s team, the Mariners. Corey out-performed Kyle, but the M’s won, so what does that mean for the Seagers’ mom? Who will she love more? Find out tomorrow!

Dustin May – 5 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.93 vs. Justus Sheffield – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.86. This matchup of May vs. Sheffield sounded like a British Prime Minister mishap involving cheering on the pitch for the wrong football team, and sloppily making up for the error by eating bangers.

Kyle Lewis – Will be activated today, or as it’s known in my house:  Opening Day. LFG!

Rafael Montero – 1 IP, 0 ER, and the save, ERA at 2.89. *screeches tires to a stop, backs up to waivers, passes by the cemetery and the Graveman, re-picks up Montero* Yeah, I have no idea. I thought Montero was over, then, he put two guys on in the 9th, and I thought he was over again, but apparently this is more of a committee.

Ty France – Left the game after taking a pitch off his forearm. Sounds like he’s day-to-day, which with France is just so laissez faire.

Jose Marmolejos – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. All in favor of him changing to the one-name moniker, Marmolejose — say aye; all those against, get out.

Jose Alvarado – Hit the IL with about five other Phils, like Matt Moore, due to Covid protocols. Patient zero: The Phanatic.

Kevin Gausman – 6 IP, 0 ER, 10 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 2.45. Gausman throws more splitters than pitches. I don’t know how that’s possible, but he does. Since I have Gausman in more leagues than I care to admit, I watched this game, and he was dancing between the raindrops with all the traffic on the bases, but since half the Phils’ lineup is currently hitting below .230, it seemed like he was always able to work around trouble.

Brandon Belt – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. He hit that ball so hard, well, I get why he’s not Brandon Suspenders. As someone who’s followed Belt’s career for longer than he’s followed it himself (not possible), Belt always hits them in bunches, like Mr. Chiquita, so now’s the time to grab and hold.

Starling Marte – Will hit the IL with a non-displaced fractured rib. I blame all rib injuries on Adam Eaton. My guesstimate for his return is anywhere from three weeks to two months.

Ronald Acuña Jr. – Went for an MRI on his strained abdominal, and is day-to-day. The Fantasy Baseball Overlord takes, then he takes some more. Screams at the sky, “Can’t we have anything nice?!” Seven hours later, still silence. “I don’t think he’s going to answer.”

 
  1. Lucky Dog says:
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    I hate to say I told ya so, but the Mariners really want Montero to close. It wasn’t that pretty (especially for Mookie owners because that looked like a broken arm) but he got it done.

    I held onto Montero with Graveman in tow. I think there’s a chance they both end up with like 18-20 saves back & forth this year. Unless Montero has another meltdown.

    Who the hell knows. lol

    • NUX says:
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      Graveman got the high leverage work. I think you’re right, its kind of a committee, with the caveat being, they prefer Graveman right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so, since I have Montero and not Graveman

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        The trouble is, Mo Teri wasn’t clean. The walk was a noncompetitive pitch about 20” from where the catcher was calling for it & outside the zone. Mookie was just drilled AF and that wasn’t remotely a strike.

        I’m worried there’s something psychological there like the yips. Feels like the M’s are trying to work him through it. He has filthy stuff, he just seemingly loses it under pressure.

        But they brought out Graveman in the 7th with the game on the line & runners on to get 5 outs. If that happened in the 8th they probably would have kept him out there for the 9th.

        FWIW, closer monkey has had it listed as a committee with Montero in the lead the whole time.

        • Lucky Dog says:
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          Oops – *montero

          Fuck it, I’m calling him Mo’ Terry from now on.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

  2. hondo says:
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    Musgrove had 7 IP and only 13 ks? I’ve been with this dude for 5 years since Houston,and he does me like this?He couldn’t have gotten 1 more K?
    Him and Woodruff are pissing me off.

    • hondo says:
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      And don’t even get me started on Burnes.That SOB is gonna walk somebody just to piss me off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, huh?

  3. CTFDU says:
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    Rank please ROS: Verdugo, Ohtani, Kyle Lewis, Conforto. Thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Ohtani, Verdugo, Conforto, Lewis for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verdugo, Conforto

      • Travis Hafner says:
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        Grey, it’s April 20, KLewis hasn’t played a game yet, and you’ve dropped him below a slumping Conforto and a hot Verdugo who was ranked near 100? Wasnt Lewis a high pick darling of yours?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully he comes back hot!

  4. galica123 says:
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    Grey!

    As usual awesome report!

    a. McKinney and McKinstry have to set up the new MC ministry, right? Or if you roster them both you’re an ordained MC Minister.

    b. On Montero, did the same action you did.

    1. Leading off the 9th, Montero for the save.
    2. Quick see if he’s still available.
    3. Sees he’s not.
    4. Witnesses a walk and a HBP situ with 1 out.
    5. Corey damn it swinging on a 1-0 pitch for the game-ending GIDP.
    6. Lucky Montero, not touching him.

    c. Marx Brothers quote of the day for April 20, 2021

    Groucho: ‘You’ll have to go through 20 secretaries before you get to see my secretary. And then the money will start rolling in by the millions. Ha-ha! Before you know it, I’ll have more money than you’ll know what to do with.’

    Carmen: ‘What are you doing?’

    Groucho: ‘I just dropped my last nickel.’

    d. Random Reggie Jackson quote of the day for April 20, 2021

    ‘I asked Yogi last night. I said, ‘Yogi, do you think I could’ve played for the Yankees when you played?’ Yogi says, ‘I don’t know, Reggie. I was talking to Elston Howard and he said you might’ve been our 5th outfielder. Then, I asked Whitey (Ford) what I could’ve done against you. He says, ‘You know, Reggie, he says, I don’t think you’d ever hit me. He said Ted Williams had a lifetime average of 0.210 against me. I tell you what, I’d let you get a couple of hits now and then just to make sure you were in the lineup.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Haha

      B. Yup

      C. Ha!

      D. Back in my day…

      • galica123 says:
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        Grey!!!

        a. Reggie quote was from his HOF speech. It’s funnier in parts than Richard Pryor’s roast at the end of the 4-part Richard Pryor show.

        b. Missed out on Shohei, but now have Kohei. He looked good striking out Trout twice, though got lucky with great defense by Adolis in CF and Gallo in RF. I dropped Honeywell to sign up Arihara. If I hear something I can always undo that move.

        c. Dropped Alex Wood to sign up Sano off waivers. Sano’s still gonna hit, hoping he starts tonight with the DH in Oak.

        d. Had I failed I would’ve signed up Adolis everywhere. The guy is Arozarena 2021. Great defense in CF, great arm and great power, contact not fantastic.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Nice!
          B. Looks better as a pitcher
          C. Cool
          D. Yeah, his time is now

  5. Kelley Hayes says:
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    Hey Grey, Which pitcher would you start from these 3 this week. P. Lopez @ SF, Mahle v Arizona, or Rodon @ Clev. H2H ROS Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Lopez for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  6. Thundergunn says:
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    Duffy, Ynoa, Brubaker, Cobb, Dunning, Junis, Manaea

    Who had the best chance to be something special this year and not just streamer?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Dunning maybe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  7. William Hung says:
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    Any word on Mookie Betts? Do we need a prayer hexagon?

    These injuries are just ridiculous. Of course another player gets hurt when one comes back (Kyle Lewis)… I’m afraid of what’s going to happen when Bellinger & Merryweather finally comes back

    • NUX says:
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      He’s having some medical tests today before the game, according to his Fantrax blurb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didn’t even realize he was hurt…WHA’ HAPPENED

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, he was hit by a pitch, he’ll be fine (he better)

        • Lucky Dog says:
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          Uh – you may want to watch the video.

          96 mph square on the forearm. Went to the ground. Couldn’t use his arm. Took minutes to take off his batting glove.

          When he went to 1B (shocked he did as much pain as he was in) the 1B coach had to put his SB sleeve on. Mookie couldn’t use his arm at all.

          In slow motion from the inside angle, it looks like the arm bent in a place arms don’t bend when he got hit.

          I’m legit concerned he grew a 3rd elbow. Not a good thing. But Davey said “soft tissue” so maybe just worse in the moment.

          Owners definitely need a prayer circle.

          https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dodgersnation.com/dodgers-news-mookie-betts-sent-for-tests-after-ugly-hit-by-pitch/2021/04/19/amp/

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Just needs to rub it out — hey now!

            • galica123 says:
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              Grey!!

              Grab some Robatussin!

              Cheers,
              Ante

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I am!

                • Lucky Dog says:
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                  No, for mookie, ya lush!

                  Also, damn, a 90s Chris rock reference.

                  We old AF & Baseball is doomed.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    I’m drunk right now at 9 AM

                    • Lucky Dog says:
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                      It’s noon somewhere. ¯\_(?)_/¯

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, in NY

        • William Hung says:
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          As a Betts and Montero owner, I was about to drop Montero just for his offense against Mookie last night

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yes, a strong statement needs to be put out by your fantasy league

            • Lucky Dog says:
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              lmao

              And here I thought the plunking was the strong statement.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                HAHA

          • Regan says:
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            As a Ty France owner I appreciate Montero having his back. Payback is a bitch!

  8. Rabbit says:
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    Did anybody watch Bundy’s start last night against the Rangers? From the write-up and box score, it sounds like he was doing alright through five innings and then things went bad in the sixth, but even what happened in the sixth doesn’t sound like a _complete_ implosion: a walk, then three straight singles after which he was pulled, and then his relief (Cishek) let two more runs score. Still, I was expecting a lot more from King Kong verses the Rangers–it’s not like they have Hideki Matsui on their team.

    • Bobbo says:
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      He pitched well, and they were singles that got strung together, but they were all very hard hit. Cishek definitely didn’t do him any favors and he may have gotten out of it himself if he was left in to handle it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cishek screwed him

  9. zombie says:
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    KKB 5 count request! Classic heal move and ALWAS appreciated! Thanks for the reference chuckle, despite him getting my week’s ERA off to a shizz start! Any love for Austin Slater? Seems to be gettin the ABs. Or maybe Adolis? OR BOTH?! Over Dozier, and/or stupidol’ass LaRussa’s (who calls everyone ‘kid’) whipping boy Vaughn? Thanks & terrific re-cap.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d try Slater over Dozier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Such a heal!

      I’d try Adolis

      Thanks!

  10. mattj says:
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    Are the Rangers pitchers actually good, or is it a matter of them feasting on poor hitting? Just amongst free agents in my points league, Arihara, Gibson, and Lyles are all available, are all putting up decent points, and all have good looking peripherals. Is their pitching staff for real??

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I don’t trust them

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      They’re SON calls mainly. Their home park is really beneficial though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT and Jeats

  11. Jim says:
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    Please rank
    Ynoa
    Alex Wood
    Paddack

    Pitch Paddack bs Brewers today?

    Thank you!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Paddack, Ynoa, Wood. I’m starting Paddack.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paddack, Wood, I’m not starting him in shallow leagues

      • Fogimon says:
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        I’m starting Paddack today, its make it or break it time. Actually, his break it is his best pitch right now. Oh I don’t know what I want any more.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hope it works, I am too

  12. ERad says:
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    1 for 18 yesterday

    4 for 48 on Sunday

    This is fun!

    • Snarky Anklebiter says:
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      Yeah, started yesterday 3 for 4 (Anderson), finished the day 3 for 25.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whee!

  13. MrBaseball says:
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    THE TRADE – keeper league

    sandy alcantra for Freddy Peralta

    how bad is this trade and anybody can play

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Seems fair enough to me

    • NUX says:
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      Sandy is the safe side, Freddy is the high upside play, I think it could go either way depending on league stuff or maybe team construct

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  14. Murph says:
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    Grey
    1. Would you trade Clase for Zack Wheeler?
    I still have Barnes, Kennedy, Valdez, Soto, Romano (IL) for saves….
    Of course i dropped Montero 2 hours before he got the save argh

    2. Swanson or Dejong ROS?
    3. Luzardo or Junis as a streamer?
    4. Adam Frazier or Lowrie at 2B going forward?
    5. Margot or Tapia ROS or are they the same player?

    Thanks buddy!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      1. Sure
      2. Swanson
      3. Against who?
      4. Lowrie
      5. Tapia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  15. Chris says:
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    H2H points league

    Verdugo or Gleyber Torres ROS?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Gleyber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  16. rocky61 says:
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    Grey, morning! (At least it is here up north)
    Time to give up on Austin Riley? Drop him for Belt and surf the wave while Belt is hot?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      If it’s a shallower league you can lose him. 15 teams plus then I might hold a little longer…

    • NUX says:
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      Yea, agree with DT, I’m holding two shares, one in dynasty, another a deep keeper (20 keepers). I think he turns it around. A lot of bats are off to a slow start. But if you wanna stream stuff and maybe feel like you can just come back to Riley (or something similar) later after he warms up, I’m fine with that too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  17. Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood says:
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    hey all,

    this guy has been bugging me to get Freddy the P, think this will be enough? i may need an outfielder for Ocuna soon.

    in h2h league would you do
    Devers and Freddy Peralta to get Freeman and Ozuna?

    or possibly Bicheet and Peralta for Freeman and Ozuna

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want the Freeman side in both deals, prefer to keep Bichette and move Devers if you have the choice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood says:
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        Thanks should i throw in conforto or mondesi as a kicker?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No

        • Crime Dog says:
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          No, if he really wants Freddy why would you offer a player for free, start low and go from there.

  18. Jeffe says:
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    Who’s wins the trade… Max Muncy for Dustin May

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      It’s apples to oranges but I’d want Muncy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Jeffe says:
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        Appreciate fellas. My biggest dilemma of the season. Pick two out of Chris Taylor, Kyle Lewis or Cavan Biggio.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not Taylor

  19. Carlton Banks says:
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    It is to the point where I’m nervous about Paddack starting…..at home….versus a limp Brewers offense. I feel like I need to sell him, but I think he might eventually be a nice bullpen piece, and I have him in an Otteneu points league.

    A) Start or sit today?
    B) Am I delusional for thinking he will be in the bullpen soon?
    C) Would he make a good 1-2 innings pitcher and/or a good closer for them?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      A) I’m starting
      B) Possible but not betting on it
      C) Probably

      • Carlton Banks says:
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        Confident start?

        Thanks for replying.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Pretty concerned about him
      B. Yes
      C. I don’t think so

      • GloryDays says:
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        Drop Paddack for Pineda or Means?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Means

          • GloryDays says:
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            Thanks! And thanks for your insightful recap posts. Really appreciate them!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

      • Carlton Banks says:
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        I should have sold him in 2019 when I had the chance. I hate owning him.

        I may bench him every start…..I don’t see an optimal opportunity even when the Pirates give him trouble. Then I hopefully trade him for his name value for a slumping hitter.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

        • Fogimon says:
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          You could be like me and sign him to a 3 year deal in my keeper league. Yay. I’m pot committed, and its 420!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

  20. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Justin Upton (HR back-to-back games) or Joc Pederson?

    • NUX says:
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      Upton right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Nux

  21. happyharry says:
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    Grey, 12 team, H2H. I currently roster all three of D.Moore, Solak and Lowe…will eventually need to drop two for IL activations. Please rank em’ ROS. thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solak, Lowe

  22. Earl says:
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    Your comment about checking out Fantasy football is not far off. I am almost there and ready to give up on baseball.

    Yesterday I started Joe Ross and Bundy on one of my teams and well you know how that went. Saw my ERA go from like 3.68 to over 4 in 1 day. Also saw ERA on another team go from little over 4 to like 4.78 again thanks to Mr. Ross.

    Guess moral of this story is Ross cost my teams alot yesterday and perhaps I was just stupid to start with against what I thought was poor hitting Cardinal team.

    Anyway, enough ranting and time to go cry in my spilled milk!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I hear ya…Hopefully today’s better!

  23. Garrett says:
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    Hey Grey,

    not sure if it’s just a small sample size of 50 AB but i’m worried about dylan moore and given that Kelenic could be up soon and Kyle lewis back from DL i can see how he could be squeezed out of playing time and AB’s pretty quickly. Should i drop him for any of the following :

    Moran
    Tellez
    Wendle
    Josh Rojas
    Avi Garcia
    Colonel Mustard

    none of these quite bring same speed upside but i would say all could be more relialbe average or HR. Curious if you think i should stay the course or cut bait. Rojas really inrigues me if he can get going

    • donslaughtonslaught says:
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      Not to speak for Grey, but between Buy/Sell and daily notes I think he is cool with you picking up Moran right nlw

    • NUX says:
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      Yea rough start for Moore, but who is playing 2B instead of him? I guess France would, right? I have Moore shares, so I should prob be paying more attention. But I think I see what you mean, they could rotate whoever they want into the DH slot if they want to use France in the field more bc of… Moore.

      Also, who is Colonel Mustard? I have missed a few writeups the past week or two, so not up to speed on these kinds of things atm. Also, also… I don’t think you should cut Moore for him, but I like Avisail alot right now. I cut him in a deep league and regret it. He looked like a totally diff guy in the spring. And when I cut him, it was bc of the 4 OF there, but i should have realized one would get hurt. Just keep an eye on Avi and if he fits at some point, add him

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha

        • NUX says:
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          My b, its the first line of today’s article. I’m embarrassed. Plz don’t dock me any pts in Razzslam

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha, No problem

      • Garrett says:
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        LOL Dejong = Colonel Mustard

        In regards to Moore if he can’t hit i don’t see where he can play in the field. Gven how France has been i can see him holding down 2b. Moore has been getting run at RF but given Lewis and Kelenic eta that path seems to be shrinking.

        Agreed on Avi. I was worried about playing time but should have known Cain can’t stay healthy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeJong or Moran

      • Garrett says:
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        Thanks Moran it is is i thnk! it kills me to cut moore!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  24. Vrugg says:
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    Grey, I’d appreciate your take on a trade offer.

    1. Give: K. Lewis and Civale or Dunning. Get: Gregorius and M. Boyd

    The league is a 12 team H2H: R, H, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, and W, S, H, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Nah

  25. Earl says:
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    Also wondering what people think of starting following this week in 12 team weekly roto league:

    Taijuan Walker – @Cubs and at home vs Nats
    Michael Pineda – think this is @Oakland
    Kenta Maeda – think this is @Oakland
    Tejay Antone – basically for ratios more than anything

    Not sure if Twins will be playing or not so might be hard to say.

    Need to start 2 of the above 4. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Twins are playing today, I believe — Pineda, Maeda

      • Earl says:
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        You dont like Walker with his 2 starts or would that be headed for Joe Ross part 2??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not in Wrigley

  26. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Grey nice article as per, way to make something from a fantasy nothing last night. Couple questions. Kepler has been slow to start even after stealing a few bases, and statcast loves Belt for his hard hit/barrel %s, and noticed Enrique (Keekay?) Hernandez top of lineup in Boston available as well. Would you drop Kepler and for which ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup, thanks! Nope

  27. Alps says:
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    Grey
    I have to drop 2 player in order to activate Lewis and Lamet
    1 hitter and 1 pitcher
    Please help
    Avisail Garcia or Falefa
    Diekman or Knebel

    Thanks

    • Alps says:
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      correction
      I just need to drop 1 of the above guys
      leaning towards Diekman or Knebel
      Although I do need saves, but neither are giving me any

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Diekman

      • Alps says:
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        thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  28. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Lamet comes off DL to start tomorrow (vs Milwauke), and the Stream tool does not rate this start yet. And I’m having a tough time deciding who to drop for him.

    Would you consider this a “must start” or is it reasonable to not activate him yet (I’m kinda sure someone will be DL-ed in next few days to make my decision easier)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start him

  29. Bigdadyb58 says:
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    Grey, often dreaded catcher question…

    10 team 5×5 categories

    ROS rank
    G. Sanchez
    A. Nola (coming off IL soon)
    C. Kelly
    W. Ramos

    Thank you sir.

    • Bigdadyb58 says:
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      BTW…currently have G. Sanchez but other three are available off WW.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelly

  30. Pasquale Amoriello says:
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    Sup G

    12 TM 6X6 QS and TB Dynasty

    Interesting offer came across my virtual desk today.

    I receive : Rizzo, Mondesi, Singer

    I give : Bohm Carlson Rodon

    C- Kelly
    1b-Bohm
    2B Jazz or Edman
    SS- Bo
    3rd- Manny Mo
    LF- Arozrena
    CF- Lewis
    RF- Franmill

    SP- Rodon, McCalluers, Freddy P, Bassitt, Yanoa, Evovaldi, Sixto Eilser Hernandez,

    RP- Lou Trivino, Hicks, Gravemen, Clase

    NA- Kelenic, Sixto, Varsho, Belday, Max Mayer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo side

  31. Pepe Mangual says:
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    Out of patience with Andrew Vaughn.. But not a ton available..
    Drop for any of these guys?- Bryan Reynolds, Av. Garcia, J. Upton, Enrq Hernandez, Schwarber
    spanks a lot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schwarber

  32. Better Call Limehouse says:
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    12 team 5×5. duvall obv dropped for bregman tomorrow. some others just got dropped though, mcneil and happ plus i’ll add others in FA already.
    C garver
    1B mostsuckass (2B/3B)
    2B semien (SS)
    SS story
    3B mcmahon (1B/2B)
    OF (3): jd mart, conforto, stanton
    util (2): otani, bregman
    BN leody
    DL: bellinger (classic that the team that invented fake DL stints for pitchers decides to wait a week or more to tell us the DTD leg bruise is actually a fracture)

    options over whoever: happ, mcneil, margot (are his steals enough to drop leody already?), profar (similar to margot), pham (also), tapia (same as last 3). i went after mcmahon when he had that 3 HR game and some other HR’s not in COL when bregman went out.

    ROS rater says pham easily, and his steals only barely behind leody’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham over Leody

  33. joeurso1 says:
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    What’s the community’s thoughts on Brandon Lowe’s slow start? Was last year a mirage?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think he’ll be fine

  34. synyster says:
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    Hey Grey my guy!, Who do I drop to take Lewis off the IL? H2H 5×5 10 manager league. My lineup as follows:

    C. Vazquez, 1B. Olson, 2B. Solak, 3B. JoRam, SS. Story, OF. Canha, OF. Luis Robert, OF. Chazz Noir, OF. Ozuna, Util. Mullins, BN. Shaw,Laureano,Semien, IL. Lewis

    SP. Eovalid, SP. Pivetta, P. Ryu, P. Means, P. Bassitt, P. Miley, P. Lopez, P. Bundy, BN. Cobb, Montgomery, Gray, IL. Fried.

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw

  35. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the Hey Hey,

    Someone asked about Paddack above (both tonight which SoN hearts, and longer term), so I’ll await your answers up there and just comment that I am one crappy or meh start away from using that spot for streaming.

    Anyone have any news on Springer? Dude’s obliquaquadnewcontracticeps problems are ruining my season so far.

    Lurrrrrrrrrrrrrvey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, whatever happened with Springer? Lurve

  36. Someone Pissed in my Alphabet Soup says:
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    Garcia Vs Tapia ROS 10 team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail, tomatos/tomahtos

  37. prestige says:
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    Have to pick 2, K’s do not count in my league.

    L Webb @ Phillies
    Fulmer home vs Pirates
    Gallen @ Reds
    T Anderson @Tigers
    Wheeler home vs Giants

    Is wheeler far and away the best of the bunch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallen, Wheeler

  38. Steve says:
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    Good morning Grey,

    how ya doing?

    Would you drop any? 10 Team, H2H, 7×5, team is great but suckz!

    Santander, McKinstry (just added him couple days ago)
    Hampson, Baddoo (someone dropped him, I picked him up, then he cooled off – obviously!)
    Dylan Moore? (what is he doing?)
    Luzardo (I know you love some Jesus, and I kinda wanna stay with him too)
    Garrett (feels like he pitched 1 day in 8 days. Oh, he did!) He’s my 3rd closer behind Clase and Reyes, so it’s not strong anyway.

    FA: Brubaker, Pineda, Kikuchi, Dunning, Ynoa (WW), Votto, Gimenez (wants to wake up, but manager wants him to sleep tho)

    My pitching staff is good though, well kinda, normally… (Lynn, Urias, Ryu, Mahle, Alcantara, Luzardo, Syndergaard IL)

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dunning for Baddoo

  39. Thomas Petrone says:
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    are Dylan Moore and CJ Cron just straight drops right now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  40. Scott Kimmel says:
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    morning Grey,

    I have 4 SP’s going today:

    Ohtani at home vs TEX
    Paddack at home vs MIL
    Taillon at home vs ATL
    Urias @ SEA

    I know Urias and ohtani will start, Should I start Taillon and Paddack?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In some leagues

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Would you start them in a 10 team keeper auction league?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Paddack seems dangerous

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            what about Taillon at home vs ATL

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              no

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                Grey,

                Puig signed with a team in Mexico. I got him for $5. Should I hold him as a keeper, for next year or throw him back?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Lose him

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    throw him back?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yes

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      i’ll throw him back when another player comes off the IL Bellinger, or one of my SP’s

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    should i drop Travis Shaw to activate Yordan Alvarez even thought he will be a bench player/PH in Colorado?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sure

  41. Someone Pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Mike Yaz, Brantley, Garcia ros OPS how do you rank them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yaz, Avisail

  42. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Feels like this is almost a daily question but drop Riley for Verdugo or keep holding? 3B are Escobar.edu and Hayes without Riley. OF are Conforto, Yordan, Robert, Ozuna, Franmil.

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      10 tm H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verdugo is much better

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        Okay figured as much. Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  43. Sport says:
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    We don’t have “beat writers” in Kansas City. We have Chiefs fans with mullets who write blogs about the Royals in the Chiefs offseason. But yeah that what they said about Benny.

    I’m streaming all possible SP against the Royals right now. This offense is really weak.

    Marmolejos – Aye

    I have questions to fix my teams. But mainly more to the sky yelling “Why!?” at this point.

    Thanks for all you do sir and I always enjoy the daily news.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, fair enough! No problem

  44. steve stevenson says:
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    NL-only, need to drop 1: Corbin, Pomeranz or Alex Wood?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Or Pom, depends on needs

  45. G says:
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    Hey Gray. I have solid pitching with Bieber, Bundy (ugh yesterday), Gausman, Peralta, Heaney, Eflin but picked up Keller for the two start week just in case and to see if he continues success from last start and last year. Was wondering if you would start him tonight against Rays

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  46. Prawn Lord says:
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    Thoughts on send Plesac out against the White Sox tonight after last week? Can’t be worse I suppose…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  47. Play Ball says:
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    Weird how Josh Bell has 6 runs scored to Trea’s 7 in a little less than half the AB’s with a .120 AVG. Hopefully, the power and average come up soon.

    I will need to drop a player to make room for another coming of IL soon. Between Bell and Verdugo who is the drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bell

  48. Jimmy says:
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    Stream Garcia at Coors today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea what you’re asking

      • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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        think he means Luis Garcia-SP for the Astros @ Col…

        Dont do it Jimmy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, no, but we can use 1st names

          • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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            Sure…but first, lemme ask ya, should I start a fella named Smith or a fella named Jones??!? …I *believe* their opponent is the Browns, Senators or the Pilots

          • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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            Sure…but first, lemme ask ya, should I start a fella named Smith or a fella named Jones??!? …I *believe* their opponent is the Browns, Senators or the Pilots

          • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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            Sure…but first, lemme ask ya, should I start a fella named Smith or a fella named Jones??!? …I *believe* their opponent is the Browns, Senators or the Pilots

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

          • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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            Sweet! 3x my comment!!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  49. rocky61 says:
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    Please rank ROS standard ROTO : F. Peralta, Luzardo, Bundy, Heaney and Eflin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bundy, Eflin, Freddy

      • rocky61 says:
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        Thanks! Guess it means we give up on Luzardo….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  50. Jr says:
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    Cut bait on either Clint Frazier or CJ Cron for deJong?

    My outfield is currently Arozarena, Reyes, Lourdes, Rosario, avisail for 4 spots with cron in my utility spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Frazier

  51. Let’s Play Two says:
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    Think CLE will have Rodon figured out today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess not

  52. SpecialFNK says:
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    who should have better numbers this season, Tommy Edmon or Nick Solak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edman

  53. prestige says:
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    Would you stream Webb @ Phillies in 12 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  54. citizen5 says:
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    Need some help at 2B.
    Pick up K Hernandez, Frazier, Hampson or Arreaz

    Drop Huira or Lux? No space in IL.
    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson

      Lux

  55. Stream Weaver says:
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    NL only: Baez and JD Davis for Story. Baez 27 Ks already eesh. Has me worried

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story

  56. Bill says:
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    Whats up Grey,
    12 Team Roto
    Brandon Lowe or Jed Lowrie ROS. Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowe

    • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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      Not close Bill

  57. BAC says:
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    11 team, 5×5 OBP

    Drop Fulmer after his start today for Arihara?

    Trying my best to hold Vaughn because my team needs power and his OBP is solid but its brutal right now. Drop Vaughn for Adolis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  58. wudaben says:
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    Looking to stash an SP prospect that could make the biggest splash this season and pretty much everyone is available except Sixto. Who would you bet on now? Gore, Gilbert, someone else?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gilbert

  59. Cohen says:
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    Need to drop one?
    Yimi
    Reyes
    Bard
    McGee
    Trivino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yimi

    • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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      Might consider dropping A Reyes.. Velocity down and J Hicks lurking

  60. Russ says:
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    Yo Grey,
    12 Team Roto
    Could you rank these ROS please

    DeJong, IKF, Brandon Lowe, Jed Lowrie

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowe, DeJong

  61. ashtray says:
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    I need to cut a bat to make room for Yordan Alvarez.

    League is 14 team h2h.

    R, HR, RBI, NSB, OBP, SLG

    Drop candidates are Madrigal, Baddoo, Schwarber, Santana, and India.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carlos Santana

  62. ashtray says:
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    Trevor story is going to hit at least 1 HR this year, right? His stats don’t look bad except for a drop in walks. Everything else just seems to say he’s having bad luck. Or is this just me trying to make myself feel better?

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      I own him in an 8 man and He’ll be fine. He’s hit two doubles that were HR had he been at Coors and his barrel %, EV, launch angle, and hard hit are all on par with his career. It’s bad luck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so, but I’m starting to have my doubts

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        His ISO is .150 points off his career and BB% is 4% off but is batted ball profile is right at his career numbers. Maybe he doesnt run as much but the power should be there.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  63. Christopher Rider says:
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    12 team, 5×5, OF hasn’t worked out too well (belli injured) Trout, Carlson, Kyle Lewis, Solak, Duvall, Taveras

    Two potential moves:

    Drop Leody Tavera for Adolis Garcia?

    Trade Justin Turner for Alex Verdugo?

    Thanks for this everyday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, and yes

  64. return2earth says:
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    Kyle Lewis – Will be activated today, or as it’s known in my house: Opening Day. LFG!

    from our home to yours .. LFG KYLE LEWIS DAY BABBBBBBBYYYYYYYYYY!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LFG!

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      LFG!

    • Fogimon says:
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      TO THE MOON!!!

  65. Regan says:
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    Wouldn’t go jumping back on the Montero wagon just yet. The Gravedigger had to come into the game in the 7th to put out a fire. Got 5 outs and handed it to Montero who somehow didn’t blow the game. I could see him picking up a few saves from situations like that but man his control is just not there.

    Thoughts on Weathers? SD moving to a 6 man roto to keep him in the rotation. Kid seems like a gamer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weathers seems like a solid NL-Only guy for now

  66. brett says:
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    With Kyle Lewis back, need to drop 1….

    Mountcastle, Baddoo

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baddoo

  67. Cohen says:
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    Adolis or Margot bench bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot

  68. Perfect Game says:
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    Are you comfortable starting Gallen @ Reds…only second start since IL in a hitters park and strong lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  69. LaRockakis says:
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    I picked up Barnes and dropped Montero last week. Good move? I feel like this is a really stupid question.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  70. chico1232 says:
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    Grey,
    in a 12 team H2H Keeper league.. what side you taking; Abreu, Kershaw, Chapman (A’s), Whit or Moncada, Lindor, K. Seager, A. Riley.

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  71. Cohen says:
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    Are u starting Ryu at Fenway?

    • LaRockakis says:
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      Ryu?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ryu

      • Cohen says:
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        He pitches for the Jays

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          +5

      • captain obvious says:
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        Lmao!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  72. David says:
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    Pick top 2

    Winker, A. Garcia, Babboo, Mouncastle, Lowrie, Zach Mckinstry

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avisail, Mountcastle

  73. omar says:
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    10 team Weekly H2H 6×5 (standard + OPS):

    Give: Buxton, Dustin May
    Get: Ryu, Jazz

    *would pick up Canha to fill the OF spot until Yelich returns

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  74. Woolly the Mammoth says:
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    Just curious Grey, how many leagues do you participate in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think it’s around 10

      • Woolly the Mammoth says:
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        Have you found that a sweet spot for you, meaning have you played in more or less leagues over the years, and found that ten or so gives you the opportunity to pay adequate attention to each league?

        Also, do you try to diversify the types of leagues that you play in (h2h, roto, points, etc.), or do you try to focus on one type of league?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Only 2 of them are daily leagues, so I’m really only managing two leagues day to day…Others are weekly — yes, I diversify types of leagues, so my advice is more helpful

  75. Dancin Homer says:
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    Happy National Pineapple Upside down Cake Day!!

    I need to drop 1 player today to activate Lamet from the IL. Roster listed below, who would you drop?

    12-team, 6×6 (OBP/QS), H2H, Redraft league:

    c: McCann
    1b: Alonso
    2b: Biggio (DTD)
    3b: J. Ramirez
    ss: Story
    of: Conforto, K. Lewis, Grisham (DTD)
    utl: Bohm, Sano
    Bn: Gimenez, N. Lowe, Hampson, Kike Hernandez
    SP: Castillo, Ryu, Means, Trevor Rogers, Odorizzi, Corbin, T. Walker
    RP: Diaz, A. Reyes, DickRod
    IL: Lamet, Syndergaard

    Also, better RP for Saves ROS: Dolis or DickRod

    Also (pt2): drop T. Walker for Quintana’s start tomorrow (SON seems to love his start)?

    Thank you as always!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odorizzi

      DickRod

      No on Quintana

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        thanks Grey!

        Sadly, I incorrectly listed my roster (dropped Odorizzi yesterday).

        Current SP’s:
        – Castillo, Ryu, Means, Trevor Rogers, Corbin, T. Walker

        Current Bench-Bats (need at least 1x 2B while Biggio is DTD):
        – Gimenez, N. Lowe, Hampson, Kike Hernandez

        who of the above (updated) list would you drop to activate Lamet?

        thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Andres G.

  76. Cooper says:
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    Thanks for all your hard work answering these questions, here’s another:

    Fringe outfielders for roto, please rank:

    Winker
    Baddoo
    Mullens
    Nimmo
    Kelenic

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelenic, Nimmo

  77. Keeks says:
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    Stay safe today Grey, hydrate with plenty of boba tea

    H2H 12-teams (HR, RBI, SB, OBP, SLG)
    Have Hayes and Lewis coming off IL this week, who are the drops?

    Hayes
    Lewis
    Mullins
    Jazz
    Moran
    India
    McNeil

    PS- dont forget to bring a towel!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s a boba shortage! Hold me!

      Mullins, India

      • Keeks says:
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        Omg I just googled it… running to grab one ASAP while I can!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What are we doing wrong as a society?

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            Oooooh boy. Where to start?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

          • Keeks says:
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            7 inning doubleheaders

  78. lwomack58 says:
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    Need to stream a hitter with possible Betts being out. Could you rank the following

    Belt
    Tapia-5 games at Coors
    B. Reynolds
    DeJong
    A. Garica

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeJong, Belt

  79. ERad says:
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    This could be something or it could be nothing but Lucas Sims was used over Amir Garrett in high leverage situations the last two times they both pitched – now it was probably a lefty/righty matchups thing but as a Garrett owner and someone who whiffed on Diekman and Merryweather – I scooped up Sims to pair with AG just to hopefully have a firm grip on the closer role in CIN.

    All this means is that Sean Doolittle will now get the next save chance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’d put money on Doolittle before Sims, bc of contracts

  80. Harper Better Than Trout says:
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    I’m starting today Luzardo, Ryu, Castillo and Plesac.

    Stream-o-nator only hates Ryu for today, what are your thoughts about these 4 guys? I think this is my last opportunity for Luzardo. Plesac got obliterated the last time against the chi sox, so I’m also crossing my fingers for a decent outing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t trust Luzardo at all

  81. CP says:
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    Nacquin or L.Urias ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias

  82. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team 7×7 keeper league (extra categories are OPS and TB): Drop Victor Robles for Tyler Naquin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  83. Curious George says:
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    Would you let luzardo vs min or taillon vs atl throw today? I was leaning towards no on both…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      Only things I could say in defense of Luzardo are that it’s really cold heavy air here today in Oakland. That game tonight is going to be one of those where you really got to got to get into one to get it out. And it’s possible the Twins won’t have all their 1st teamers in with the COVID and the back end of the double header.

      If and when the light switches on for Luzardo, I won’t be surprised. Could be tonight (hope so) but I’d be inclined to wait it out unless you’re desperate for innings.

      • ryanoger says:
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        I appreciate all of your comments oaktown – dig the insight

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • Curious George says:
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        That’s what I figured. Just didn’t want to leave innings on my bench if there was a chance you liked them. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  84. OaktownSteve says:
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    Streaming the RCL

    Yesterday’s streamer Danny Duffy. 20 razzslam points (pretty good). Run support would have made this excellent. Watched the game. Still don’t trust Duffy as season long hold in 12 team or other thin formats. I picked him up for the two start league in one NFBC and will watch next start and look at coming match ups to decide on a keep.

    Streaming YTD: 4 streams, 2 W, 1.15 ERA, .942 whip, 8.87 K/9

    No streamer today. Looked at Tyler Anderson a bit because the Tigers did not impress me at all in Oakland, but then it’s Tyler Anderson and the Pirates. Did not like what I saw from Rich Hill last time out (though I am really tempted to go back to the well with him who has done me so much good). Brad Keller is also interesting. He’s definitely better than what he was in his first two. I’m just really scared of pitch to contact guys right now. See nothing to like in Nick Neidert.

    If I were forced to stream today I’d probably go Matt Shoemaker. Strong command guy (12:1 K/BB so far) and a good splitter that serves as an off speed the kind of guy that gives the A’s trouble. A’s feast on walks and deep counts (even more than most I think). Could see the Twins getting after Manaea too, though the composition of the Twins line up and their readiness adds uncertainty. Plus I’m going to the game!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice streams! I haven’t done many so far…I’m hoping Fulmer continues to look good bc I have him in one deeper league vs. streaming…Wouldn’t go near Shoemaker — you can’t stream him if you’re gonna be there rooting against him — That’s awesome, have a great time!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        I would stream Fulmer were he available.

        Thanks, bud. Super geeked. Live baseball.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m going in a few weeks so excited

  85. toolshed says:
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    Do you think kiriloff will be up by the end of the month? I drafted him as a reserve OF and thought he was going to be playing on opening day (earlier draft). I have him sitting on my bench. I could use this spot for someone else. We have daily lineups and cycling that last OF spot with off days, postponements, etc has been a chore. Is he worth holding in a 12 teamer while his status is in limbo? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, but not worth holding yet

  86. aintlifegrand says:
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    Good morning Grey!

    Nate Pearson throwing BP today, rumblings he is near a return, I have Kyle Lewis coming off the DL. Would you drop Kikuchi to stash Pearson? H2H QS league.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  87. Kingslayer says:
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    NL Only 5×5 Weekly:

    Start Crichton or Sims?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crichton

  88. 200 Proof says:
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    With K Lewis back I’m looking at having to drop a player to make room between Naquin, Conforto, and DeJong.
    I’m guessing Naquin is the odd man out? I’m banking on Conforto to get things going sometime soon hopefully?!

    Please assist.

    Thanks!

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      NyQuil has been a drop for a week+. He was good to ride while he was smokin hot & Winkler was out, but now he’s hitting 6-7 and not playing every day. He carried my team while Schwarber had that ro ro, but yeah – safe & easy drop now. He’s been meh since his little hot streak.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Naquin

  89. Lucky Dog says:
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    No baseball question today so: Better under-appreciated hip hop group: 3rd Bass or Poor Righteous Teachers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3rd Bass

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Agreed, though Strictly Ghetto was an incredible album.

        Also, speaking of underrated, Special Ed (Oakland, CA) had one of the greatest tracks of that era with Think About It. “Would you join the Navy if you didn’t like the gravy & rice? Think about it.”

        Imma go listen to that ish right now & pack some orders cuz I can’t be screwing around on here all day. lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, such a great track

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            “Not from France but I eat french toast” is one of my favorite rap lyrics of all time.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, it is pretty awesome

  90. Bobby Alo says:
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    Any way for a Canadian to get their hands on your ebooks? Billing address is locked to America, eh? (Ya, ya I said “eh” in casual conversation… laugh it up y’all)

    Love the content, thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, you can just put any address in there, I send over email

      • Bobby Alo says:
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        Awesome thanks, order placed!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  91. Yaz Mantle says:
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    starting patrick corbin today? 12-team, h2h, 6 x 6.

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      HELL no.

      I will watch Corbin today & see if he’s worth re-adding, but after the last 2 starts, velo down, control issues for days, nibbling & when he did pitch to contact they hit the cover off of it. Also I watched every moment of the horror show that was his last start. He had no movement on his pitches – everything was as flat & hittable as Zoe Saldana.

      You couldn’t pay me to start him. If he throws a gem I could live with that a lot easier than eating another 10-spot.

      • Bow wow says:
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        What was that dog? Last time i listen to you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way

  92. Shopgurrrl says:
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    Should I be looking to make any adjustments to my pitching staff at this point?

    My starters include:

    -Brandon Woodruff
    -Hyun Jin Ryu
    -Kenta Maeda
    -Kevin Gausman
    -Dylan Bundy
    -John Means
    -Noah Syndergaard

    Available on the waiver wire: Pablo Lopez, Huascar Ynoa, Dane Dunning, Jose Urquidy, Luke Weaver.

    (ESPN, 12 teams, H2H categories- ERA, WHIP, W, QS, K, SV)

    Also, still keeping an eye on Kelenic on the waiver wire. Should I pull the trigger and drop one of my bench bats (Dylan Moore, Austin Riley, Andres Gimenez)?

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      I would hold that staff, but definitely find a way to add Lopez. No way should he be a FA in any size league right now. Criminally underrated. Drop a bench bat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lopez over Noah

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Actually, lose Moore and Riley for Lopez and Kelenic

        • Shopgurrrl says:
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          Thanks, Grey! Syndergaard is in one of my IL slots, so no worries there for now.

          If I drop Moore, Gimenez would be my everyday 2B. I think I can probably do better than that. Possible waiver replacements include Jazz Chisholm, Adam Frazier, and Jed Lowrie. Jazz seems pretty impressive so far. Thoughts?

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            Jazz

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Jazz

          • 183414 says:
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            What kid gf league still has Chisholm available on waivers ? A 4 team league ?

  93. ctrengove says:
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    Yelich & Adalberto

    FOR

    Trevor Story & Greek God of Hard Contact

    Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Story/Cast, fair tho

      • ctrengove says:
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        Thanks, Grey. I’m the Story/Cast side, and thought it was fair, too. Really hesitating with it!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  94. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    ROTO 6 x 6 OPS

    Santander or Canha?
    Jazz or Gimenez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canha

      Jazz

  95. Will says:
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    Finally it’s Kyle Lewis time. Going to be interesting to see what the M’s do with Lewis, Haniger, Trammell, Marmelejos and eventually Kelenic when he comes up. Trammell hit a couple of scorchers last night – 104 and 106 mph exit velo – but is still striking out too much. But he’s holding his own for someone who skipped AAA. Also I dumped D Moore this morning so he can get good now, mysteriously. Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marm and Trammell will platoon

      • Will says:
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        Marm’s on the bench for today. LF Trammell, CF Lewis, RF Haninger. Have Robles on my bench to put in for Trammell when he doesn’t play but Robles hasn’t done squat yet so not sure that’s an upgrade over a DNP. LOL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  96. Steamin Beamen says:
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    Grey, you’re handsome, smart and other words for those two traits, but I got a few questions…

    12 Team, 6×6 OBP

    1) Could you pick 3…Renato Nunez, Manual Margot, Joc Pederson, Luis Urias, Jose Marmolejos, Adolis Garcia, Kike Hernandez,

    2) Any of these more than just a streamer…Kohei Arihara, Taylor Widener, Aaron Sanchez, Huascar Ynoa, Anthony DeSclafani, Tejay Antone

    3) Have you dropped all your Dylan Moore shares, or are you waiting it out?

    Thanks for your time!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, thanks!

      1. Renato, Enrique, Margot, all these depend on needs
      2. Kohei, DeSclafani
      3. Dropped in some leagues

  97. ryanoger says:
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    10 redraft

    Didi over Deux Dong?

    Thanks grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeJong

  98. Luke says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I was proposed Machado/Seager/Marco Gonzales for J-Ram/Tim Anderson/Alec Bohm

    What’s the move? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager?

  99. Cohen says:
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    Grey, do u think Yordan starts tonight in Colorado?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      I’m seeing yes from the Stros beat reporter on Twitter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  100. JP says:
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    How would you rank these 5 going ROS: Swanson, Moncada, Hoskins, McMahon, Hosmer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moncada, Swanson, Hosmer

  101. Bigdadyb58 says:
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    Grey, 10 team 5×5 categories

    Nate Lowe or Colin Moran ROS?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moran

  102. Jr says:
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    Trade question in a 10 team dynasty league. Heavily weighed towards obp guys (obp instead of average and walks as an additional stat).

    What side of this trade do you prefer?

    Javier Baez and Lamet for Bogaerts

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Xander

      • Jr says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • Jr says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  103. Lucky Dog says:
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    Man, every damn year. I do something like this. Every year. Chris Taylor, my “oh what the heck” bench bat 27/30 round pick. I drafted Lourdes Jr as my 2B, Didi as my MI & Solak for bench depth, and needed a closer. So of course, 7-8 hitter, won’t play every day Chris Taylor was the easy drop, right?

    Now he’s batting lead-off and he’s been better than either Solak or Gurriel.

    Every. Damn. Year.
    /rant

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I know, I hope it doesn’t stay like that tho

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Solak seems to be on track again.

        Lourdes has to start hitting. This has been ugly.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  104. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    No Acuna or Betts, but Moustakas is playing!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Um, yay?

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        haha. Well, there’s Albies, too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yay?

  105. Dave says:
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    Hello Grey
    Been offered Tim Anderson and Kyle Hendricks for my Tatis and Snell.
    Take it?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  106. frankgrimes says:
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    I don’t like to complain hahaha F U Starling!
    But these frign’ injuries are all over my teams.
    I’ve lost so many early picks… please ACUÑA be back ASAP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, oofa

  107. William Hung says:
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    Sounds like Betts is joining the D2D band – hopefully he doesn’t end up like Bellinger and end up joining the IL band

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  108. bossmanunior333 says:
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    who is the odd man out in a SV+HLD league: Pomeranz, Graveman, Garritt, Jansen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Amir

  109. ellis says:
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    N Lowe or Santander bench bat

    thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santander

  110. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! Currently rocking the studly catcher pairing of Barnhart and Barnes (lol!). Tom Murphy was just dropped – I assume you would swap Barnes for Murphy? Other options on the wire are El Tortuga (playing a bunch) and Meijia who is off to a solid start. Thanks l!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, ouch! Barnes for Murphy, yes

  111. Jason says:
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    Would you trade away Gleybor Torres for Lindor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  112. No Bueno says:
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    Need to lose a guy for K Lew. Who’s the drop? Votto, Urshela, Nimmo, Bassitt, India. 12 team keeper. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      India

  113. Scott says:
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    I have Mountcastle, Mancini, McInstry, and Pham Id be willing to move on from. Any drops for Moran or Avisail?!
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moran over Mancini

  114. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Would you trade Morton for Ohtani in a keeper points league where Ohtani hits and pitches?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  115. toolshed says:
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    back to my kiriloff question…Kepler out with COVID-19. Someone not named kiriloff was recalled. This tells us 3 things about the twins:

    1. Where krilioff is now / how much they think he can help them based on their needs

    2. How cheap min is

    3. Both 1 and 2.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes and yes

  116. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    12 team roto redraft 5×5 with OBP. I’m behind in runs and SBs.

    There’s a CF slot, two OFs and two UTILs.

    I’ve got Hays coming off the IL.

    Drop Hays, or any of these?

    Moran
    Escobar
    Mullins
    McKinstry
    Knebel
    D. Castillo
    Bukauskas

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bukauskas

  117. 183414 says:
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    Why does Cora keep sitting Verdugo and Devers, after sitting Bogaerts, but keeps leading off with Kike every single day ? So strange.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Makes no sense

    • Uncle Razzkai says:
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      Reparations. He’s trying to pay back Kike for the lost WS. Don’t forget: Cora banged the trash cans.

  118. Josh Freeman says:
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    Grey,

    so tired of owning Conforto in my points league. Should I hang on or drop him for Kyle Lewis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Josh Freeman says:
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        Thanks, Grey! Would you drop either Chris Taylor or Arozarena for Kyle Lewis?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Taylor

  119. Keeks says:
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    Sup!

    Would love your input on a trade.

    My Franmil and Dustin May for Conforto & sonny Gray

    Team & league deets below.

    5×5 league

    HR, RBI, Stl, OBP, Slg & QS, ERA,WHip, Ks, Sv/hlds

    1b.Alonso
    2b. Muncy
    3B. Devers
    SS. Lindor
    OF Kyle Lewis
    OF Gallo
    OF nimmo
    Util Jazz
    Util Moran

    Be: Franmil, India, Mullins

    IL: Bellinger, Ke’bryan Hayes

    SP: Lynn, Musgrove, Bundy, Gausman, Peralta, May.

    Thanks boss!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto, fair

  120. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Need to cut one (Leaning to Dunning). Do you concur?
    Jose Berrios
    Dylan Bundy
    Kevin Gausman
    Freddie Peralta
    Ian Anderson
    John Means
    Carlos Rodon
    Dane Dunning
    Anthony DeSclaf

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeSclafani

  121. OaktownSteve says:
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    Have to think one of the most likely guys to be traded this year is Mitch Haniger.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aw poor Mitch

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      As long as the Mariners stay “relevant” I don’t think Haniger is going anywhere. Kelenic will get called-up and take over LF, but there is no heir apparent in RF in 2021. Julio Rodriguez won’t be ready till mid-2022, and Trammell is a MLB 4th OF’d right now.

      Ty Freedom can’t field 3B, so wouldn’t be surprised seeing both Haniger and Seager back in 2022.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That tracks for me, Poop

  122. Jim says:
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    Who to drop to pick up Alex Wood?

    Jordan Montgomery
    Pineda
    Mahl.

    Or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  123. JB says:
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    Dynasty 6×6 OBP

    Would you send J Walsh for A Baddoo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  124. fausto

    fausto says:
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    start ed rod vs tor? son isnt a fan.

    grabbed L.Urias just in case but need some help cleaning up my roster. how much longer do I wait on happ to turn it around before I start trying to package him and an sp for a real 2b? or am i just stuck? also have j.rojas 2b elig but he was for sagnof sake.

    also send AMeadows and get Mahle?
    ‘m basically 4th place in every category and would have to play batty calls for my 4th OF if Baddoo/Rojas fall off the table my rotation with mahle would be lights out lynn, gallen, pablo, wheeler, Mahle, Tejay, Matz, weaver, fulmer, skubal. (streamer)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I would start EdRod — Happ can turn it around — No on Meadows trade

      • fausto

        fausto says:
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        thanks he offered me Carlos Martinez for meadows so I knew it wasnt going anywhere.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yeah

  125. Jon says:
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    I need to drop one of Shaw, Escobar, McMahon, D Moore, McCutchen, or Winker. Who goes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore

  126. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. who do you like better for this week

    acuna – 2 @ ny, 3 vs ari (out today, possibly playing tomorrow, but best case is probably just the 3 vs ari)

    c mullins – 2 @ mia, 3 vs oak

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Acuna

  127. Lucky Dog says:
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    Where’s that schadenfreude dude who was celebrating Acuña’s injury?

    Yeah – way to jinx your pick Soto. Karma is a cruel mistress indeed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, brutal

  128. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    And, Moustakas to the Covid List. After I manipulated him into all my lineups.

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      I mean the IL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  129. Rick Brown says:
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    For all concerned-according to Fantrax,Yordan has been activated but is not in starting lineup.
    It’s Coors for God sakes,start’em!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He can’t field tho

  130. SteveNZ says:
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    Julio!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Excellent start

      • SteveNZ says:
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        Me and him were down by the schoolyard.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

          • SteveNZ says:
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            Any interest on the GREYDAR in Spencer Turnbull tomorrow v PIT? $10 on the SON…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nope

              • SteveNZ says:
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                Yeah, just realised it’s a part of a DH – won’t be getting a QS out of that one.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nope

  131. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Who is more likely to be productive in 2021 – Framber or Syndergaard? Or is there no need to waste blog space on either?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Framber

  132. scoboticus says:
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    Josh Bell vs Wainwright
    Fletcher r vs Lyles
    Dalbec vs Ryu
    Pick two please

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bell, Fletcher

  133. Harper Better Than Trout says:
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    Life was good today until the Soto news. 1st and 3rd pick (Mondesi) in the IL, just great.

    This is a shallow league, not much decent options to pick up instead of soto, so now I’ll have to get a bench bat I guess. Who’s the better add? Soler, Gimenez, travis shaw, duvall, bryan reynolds, justin upton, grichuk or dahl?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, Soler

  134. pugs slugs says:
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    NL-Only H2H

    A) Try Camilo Doval over Ginkel?

    B) Start Corbin vs. STL? SON has him at + 5.4.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      B) meh

  135. SteveNZ says:
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    Pinch runner for Santander – anyone see what happened?

    • SteveNZ says:
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      Ugh, rolled his ankle.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ugh

  136. Harper Better Than Trout says:
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    And now Santander also injured. In the meantime, Castillo had an easy double play but that infield once again let him down. Do I have to sit Castillo every single time they play Eugenio at SS? Damn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It sucks

  137. toolshed says:
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    Castillo again! The freaking D bags again. Their offense has destroyed my pitching this year. Corbin’s melt down was vs them too. My era and whip are shot and it is April

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah brutal

  138. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    need a bat in an OBP league, who do you like here: W Calhoun, G Polanco, Harrison, Adolis Garcia, Piscotti, Cron, Dalbec, Luis Urias

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adolis

  139. Mordacious Levator says:
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    NL only total bases added, net steals over steals, OBP over AVG.

    1. mostsuckass/soto back to back out of nowhere news blurbs that they are DL’d, soto’s completely out of nothing (good lord that WAS coach is a MF’er, see strasburg’s lies about a week before, plus they’ve played this game on soto and rendon and others in the past too).

    best add out of: heath (would require bidding as he came over from AL), farmer, hilliard (dropped since b.black f’s him over constantly), mckinney

    2. add a 2nd of that list over d.fowler (i had alford, went to fowler since he mostly stole his job, has speed too, not as much as alford though)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try McKinney 2. Hilliard

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        what about b.miller, segura just got hurt, sounds like he’ll have a job for a bit (i got wong back soon here).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh

  140. LG Baseball says:
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    Awesome report Grey!

    How real is this start from Jazz? I just got him and his underlying numbers look great. I know it’s early but do you think this is real or a hot schmotato?

    Thanks!
    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could be real, he’s a top prospect coming into his own

      • LG Baseball says:
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        Thanks! Have a great night

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  141. Sinkhole Demayo says:
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    20 teamer lost soto, so with luplow (not quite only lefties, but close), trammell, ja garcia, marmo, piscotty, stewart, mckinney? OPS/slugging/hits/total bases added h2h.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oops…Luplow is hot

  142. hondo says:
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    I missed the 1st inning but Corbin hit 93 mph in the second,when he was effective in the past he was only around 91.Encouraging.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

      • hondo says:
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        The announcers said Davey Martinez thought his slider grip was messed up from working on his changeup too much during spring training.That doesn’t explain why his velo was down though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

        • Better Call Limehouse says:
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          according to that twat soto just suddenly got hurt for who knows how and strasburg was forced to keep playing while being hurt since it took douche mart 5 extra days to admit it was clearly an injured shoulder. i’d not trust much of anything out of that dude’s mouth. that’s just in the last 6 days too.

          • hondo says:
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            Are you talking about FP?

            • Better Call Limehouse says:
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              no, davey martinez and how WAS’s hidden injuries and/or outright lied about them for like the last 4ish years.

  143. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – in a keeper league would you swap your $16 Luzardo for a $0 Kopech? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  144. Russ says:
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    What up Grey,

    12 Team Roto

    Top choice please

    Lourdes, Blackmon, Edman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Blackmon

  145. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    at least corbin’s doing well on everybody’s bench

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah exactly

      • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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        it’s better than freaking out throwing him away and watching him have a good season starting today on somebody else’s roster of course. odorizzi too

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  146. chris pierce says:
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    Grey, how you feel about Sean manea ? 3 good starts. Gets TB next…

  147. Curious George says:
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    Ugh. Moose out until next Tuesday with non COVID illness. Soto to the IL with shoulder issue. Need two total from below (can move hampson to either 2b or OF). Who you like best in the meantime:
    2b: gimenez, McKinstry, madrigal, lowrie, wendle, or Arraez?
    OF: schwarber, McKinsey, hays, Margot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schwarber, McKinstry

  148. William Hung says:
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    I hope Plesac is done facing the White Sox for a little while… would you send him out there this weekend at home v. NYY? I feel like Plesac is gonna have nightmares of the White Sox for awhile

    Also, WTF Ryu…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I would

    • Herschel says:
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      Unfortunately he faces them again next week.

  149. SteveNZ says:
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    Wasn’t expecting a better start from Corbin than Ryu *sob*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah on my bench

      • SteveNZ says:
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        Same here. Was always going to be a tough start for Ryu I guess.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah not a huge deal

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      FWIW the ticker said Corbin was averaging 89.5 MPH on his fastball.

      That seems…not awesome

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yikes

      • SteveNZ says:
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        Oh.

  150. aardvark says:
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    Sorry everyone. My fault. I started watching the Sox jays game so naturally my Ryu starts getting hit. Weird how much of a lock that is

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn man!

      • aardvark says:
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        Hey grey! By any chance Do you like Lourdes guerriel more than laureano, Solak or cronenworth? The owner is willing to trade him. 10 team points league

        • aardvark says:
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          Can add Kyle Lewis to that list as well

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          More than Solak

          • aardvark says:
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            Cool thanks buddy!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  151. chris pierce says:
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    Grey, Sean Manea pitching good. How you feel about him ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like him

  152. scoboticus says:
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    Adrianna with the double and the RBI
    I love it when the young guys do good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  153. i don't want to brag but i got irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    AL only with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added. i added marmo and piscotty just lately (dropped tsutsugo a few days ago, naylor lately), forgot with lewis back marmo’s job is gone. add which of renfroe (i also had for a day), r.nunez (1B/3B), w.castro, m.taylor, franchy, naylor,

    C: ramos
    1B y.gurriel (3B)
    2B l.gurriel (OF)
    SS semien (2B)
    3B solak (2B/OF)
    MI: straw (SS/OF)
    CI: rowdy (1B)
    OF (4): piscotty, lou bob, arozarena, stanton
    util (1): otani hitter (but i have both separately)
    BN: marmo
    DL: rendon
    NA (1): julio rod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nunez

  154. Mike says:
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    Hey man for the next few weeks would you stick with Sano @ first or add Colin Moran or Jeimer Candelario?
    2-When does Wander Franco get called up?
    Thanks for your time

  155. SteveNZ says:
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    A robust 1/20 today. Jesus.

  156. Scott Kimmel says:
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    rainey and heuer have been stinking up the joint. I am looking at Zimmer from KC. Which one would u drop for zimmer?

    • The Harrow says:
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      go doval first, probably out there (not for sure though if you are specifically thinking zimmer).

      • The Harrow says:
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        oops, over heuer

  157. andy says:
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    can u please rank Pollock, Duvall, Kelenic, hampson?

    drop 1 to stream? drop a second to grab any of

    Chris taylor, JD davis, H dozier, Enrique, adolis

    thank you

  158. captain obvious says:
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    Mlb sucks. Fantrax sucks. I like you. Screw them.

  159. i don't want to brag but i got irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    AL only with QS over wins, holds added, have this:
    SP: jefferies (julio rod in lone NA slot), rodon, bieber, odorizzi, sheffield, heaney, ray, minor
    RP (max 4): green, barlow, putting challenge, rogers

    for some reason bassitt hound got dropped for fleming (but kept g.richards this owner),

    1. drop jefferies i’d guess (or somebody else)
    for
    2. bid how much out of 100 (88 left)

    10 team h2h AL only.

  160. Lucky Dog says:
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    Burnes is just ridiculous. What a season for him so far.

    Feeling pretty solid with Yu / Burnes / Stroman as my 1-2-3. Hopefully Gray can turn it around.

  161. moistasskiss odorizzi says:
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    hey, just wondering if theres anyone here i should quit, have to limit adds for a month or so.

    r. 2b. 3b. Hr. Rbi. Stl. Avg. Obp.

    Garver
    Bell
    Cronenworth
    Lindor
    Arenado
    Conforto
    Verdugo
    Mullins
    Biggio
    Upton
    Garcia,donis

    xRendonx

    Ip. W. K. Gidp. Sv. Era. Whip. Qs

    Ryu
    Eovaldi
    Darvis
    Clase
    Garcia, y
    Diekman
    Trivino
    Taillion
    Lamat
    DeScalfini
    Yarborough
    Matz
    Irvin

    xLynn
    xSoroka

    thx.
    i had hicks but i also have a yankees sticker on my trash can,
    no cheating implications, i wans just told i couldnt put it on the toilet. (so i poop in the trash can now)
    thx. you.are great. like parmesean

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