I remember distinctly the day Will Clark retired. I just got home from a Winter Solstice Pageant. I was only 12 years old at the time, but my mustache was already coming in. Earlier that night, when I was singing in the pageant, a mother yelled out from the audience, “Who’s the midget with the mustache?” Then another parent yelled out, “Or is it a dwarf? I always get confused.” Another yelled, “Is that kid 40 years old? I don’t know if I want my kid around that adult.” I didn’t think my day could get worse, then, back at home, I heard that Clark retired. I was still in my autumn leaf costume, sobbing into my Pop Rocks, essentially ruining them. A devastating day all around, but things got better eventually. Soon my friends’ parents wouldn’t call the cops when I was hanging out with their kid, thinking I was a 40-something pervert. One mother even complimented me on my mustache. Maybe this was where my love of Cougars first started. What does this have to do with Pete Alonso? Nothing at all. Just like his Spring Training means nothing. Yes, he mollywhopped the ball to parts of the field this spring with a bat that can only be discussed in terms from British literature that no one has ever read.  “Pete Alonso’s bat is so fast I will call him Mr. Dashwood.”  *blank stares*  “Um, yeah.”  He has 80 grade power — Mr. Darcy, you aloof bedswerver!  I’m buying all them shares of Alonso and I talk about him in today’s first Buy video at that top of the post.  Can Colin Firth play him in the movie?  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Willians Astudillo – I’m preparing to recommend you pick up Astudillo every week for the next three months until he makes some movement.  *shudders*  I just thought of Astudillo making a movement.  That’s going to leave a mark on my psyche.  Let’s go, technology featured in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind!

Ryan McMahon – Not a huge fan of McMahon, but that doesn’t mean I won’t own him for the time being while he’s racking up random eh-bees at two-bee (not confusing at all).

Ryon Healy – Truth bomb alert!  I almost wrote a Healy sleeper post last December — that would’ve went over about as well as my Carlos Martinez sleeper — but I stopped myself (thankfully) because Healy didn’t have a starting job.  Guess what, you mother’s basement dwellers!  With Seager’s injury, Healy has the starting job, and he can be as good as Seager was supposed to be (which is debatably good).

Niko Goodrum – I keep yelling for you to pick Goodrum.  Could be worse, I could be yelling whether or not Archduke Franz Ferdindad deserved to be assassinated or about the benefits of hiring a qualified tax preparer.

Jeff McNeil – I just want two things from the Mets, Alonso and McNeil.  That’s it.  You can keep everything else.  I’ll even accept Syndergaard has a huge year, even though that will make me look bad since I haven’t trusted him all preseason.  C’mon, Mets, you can Mets all over the place, just don’t Mets up McNeil and Alonso.  Don’t Mets them up!

Fernando Tatis Jr. – Just gave you my Fernando Tatis Jr. fantasy.  It was written while thinking about how Bazooka Joe isn’t a great role model.

Joey Wendle – Good enough time as any to point out to get in the Buy section you have to be owned in less than 50% of ESPN leagues and to get in the Sell section, you have to be owned in more than 50% of leagues.  I bring that up now because why on this earth that Al Gore refuses to release methane gas into isn’t Wendle owned in more leagues?  He hit .300 last year in 139 games!

Chad Pinder – Stands to benefit from the Olson injury.  Well, him and the rat that pulled Olson’s hamate bone out of the trash and carried it down the stairs in a Japanese subway terminal.  Hamate Rat is a huge viral hit in Japan!

Brandon Lowe – He had almost as big a spring as Buxton, so Lowe is almost definitely going to be awful in-season.  But if somehow the Curse of the Buxton Comparison doesn’t hobble him, he could be a 17/7/.240 hitter who platoons.

Tim Beckham – I’m a bigger fan of Beckham than most.  I believe the 22-homer power he showed in 2017, and remember he was a 1st overall pick.  I’m obviously aware the software has some bugs, but Ladybugs was a girl’s soccer film and so was Bend It Like Beckham, so I mean that must mean something.

Jung Ho Kang – What’s to love about Kang?  Could have 20+ pop and be totally free off waivers.  What’s less desirable?  After a late-night movie of Woobl-E, he dines at DUIHOP talking about how he much prefers the flick Blackout Panther to There Will Be Bud.  Would be fun though if Kang makes the All-Star Game and on the other side of the diamond is Goodrum.  Talk about distractions!

Jeimer Candelario – Someone who no one you’re expecting to break out has to break out.  My money’s on Ronald Guzman, but Jeimer Candelario is a random name that could ignite.

Garrett Hampson – He goes hand-in-hand with Ryan McMahon — call him, Gyan McAmpson, which is the most Irish name since Seamus McShamrock.  I’m hoping Hampson gets the majority of at-bats, and I think, even if he doesn’t, there’s a real chance he could be worth owning for steals.

Domingo Santana – I’ve already given you my Domingo Santana fantasy, when he lit up Japan like his name was Godzilla, and, next week’s Buy is going to be Domingo if more people don’t pick him up.

Christin Stewart – He has 30-homer power, and a long tabloid history of coming between Robert Pattinson and anyone he wants to date.  Leave him alone, Christin Stewart!

Cedric Mullins – I gave you a Cedric Mullins sleeper, and he’s still not owned in more than 50% of leagues.  *throws feces at computer screen* Shame!

Franmil Reyes – The Padres have six major league-ready outfielders so that could get clunky, but Franmil is the love child of Kyle Blanks and a tractor trailer and could hit 35+ homers.

Jakob Junis – Our first Stream-o-Nator call of the new year!  Like the call it made to 911 to chat.

Chris Paddack – I’m sure the Stream-o-Nator likes Paddack, but this isn’t about that.  This is about Paddack being a legit breakout candidate.  Do I really have to twist your arm to pick up a potential breakout in Petco?

Matt Strahm – Samesies as Paddack.  Strahm!  Let the boys be boys!

Kyle Gibson – I’m afraid to say something like, “Why is Gibson not owned?”  Because then he’ll go out and get rocked and people will be like, “That’s why, you handsome idiot!”  Okay, Gibson might not be good from game to game (or maybe he will be), but he’s the kind of guy who should just be owned.

Hunter Strickland – ESPN owners are a bit like the patients in Awakenings.  *snaps fingers in front of face*  Strickland is the M’s closer.  *patient stares without blinking*  Hmm, not sure what to do.

Trevor May – “Who is the Twins’ closer?”  That’s a great question, Voice Inside My Head.  Thinking Blake Parker is going to end up with more saves, but May is the better pitcher, and Taylor Rogers got the save yesterday.  Mother, may I hedge May?  Honestly, I have no clue who the Twins’ closer is, but Parker, Rogers and May are ownable for now.

Alex Colome – He had 37 and 47 saves in 2016 and 2017, and has a 3.12 career ERA.  Is it too late for me to get in one of these leagues where Colome is available?

Greg Holland – Wanna Dutch oven your team’s ratios?  I’ve got just the man for you!

SELL

Paul Goldschmidt – Was thinking about how I didn’t draft Au Shizz this year and how I never even felt compelled at any point.  That got me thinking — I think, y’all (sometimes)!  So, I went to our Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer to see what I could trade realistically for Goldschmidt and come out way ahead.  So I entered Goldshizz on one side and Eloy Jimenez and Josh Hader on the other side.  That trade is a slam dunk for the Eloy side.  Goldy or Eloy alone might be a toss up about a month into the season.  I have concerns about Goldschmidt’s new stadium, his age and his terrible first couple of months last year.  I’m not saying trade Goldschmidt for front row tickets to a beatboxing competition where slickers are not allowed, but I would explore options.

  1. Philsfan76 says:
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    Great write up as always, Mr. Lothario! Great to have baseball back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks, Phils!

      • Jays for Days says:
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        Schwarber or JBJ season long?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          JBJ

    • Zevon says:
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      Goldy seems to be doing OK so far :) Rather than asking you a question about what I should do with any of my teams I’d like to just say thanks for what all you guys do. One of the most enjoyable sites on the internet and certainly the most informative on fantasy sports things, IMO. I Heart the Razzbal.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Thanks!

  2. KeakDaSneak says:
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    How would you rank the following in a Saves+Holds league?

    Greene, Strickland, Brasier, Minter, Soria, Rosenthal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strickland, Brasier, Rosnethal, maybe, tough to say right now

  3. Birdis says:
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    Hey Grey!

    1. Any thoughts or suggested changes on my team below?
    2. Drop E. Escobar for P. Alonso?

    Yahoo H2H 1yr League (10 teams)
    Batter Stats: R, H, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBP, SLG
    Pitcher Stats: W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, K/9, QS, HLD
    Roster: C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, CI, MI, OF, OF, OF, OF, OF, Util, SP, SP, SP, SP, RP, RP, RP, RP, P, BN, BN, BN, DL, DL
    C: Molina
    1B: Hoskins (1B,OF)
    2B: Shaw (1B,2B,3B)
    3B: Machado (3B,SS)
    SS: Segura
    CI: Gallo
    MI: Peraza
    OF: Yelich
    OF: Soto
    OF: Rosario
    OF: D. Santana
    OF: Conforto
    UT: Escobar (3B,SS)

    SP: Bauer, Clevinger, Marquez, Happ, Lucchesi, Musgrove, Paddack, Wacha
    RP: Urias, Doolittle, Hicks, Will Smith

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2. Meh 1. Team doesn’t look bad, I’d be patient, I like the hitting a lot, looks stacked.. Pitching ain’t bad either

  4. crimedog says:
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    I feel like Hampson is one injury away from a full time job and the Rockies have Dahl and Murphy who I think could miss time. I believe he has OF experience and can play about anywhere. I’m definitely stashing.

    Who are slickers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t put the evil eye on Dahl, please

      • crimedog says:
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        Sorry! I actually own Dahl so I don’t really want that, was just sayin

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay, I hope so!

          • Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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            take it back crimedog, ive wasted years of my life on Dahl this is it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Agreed, don’t jinx Dahl, please

              • crimedog says:
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                I’ve taken it back y’all!! I didn’t mean it like that yo. I own Dahl in 66.7% of my leagues so I’m right there with ya. Wasn’t a Jynx and if it was consider that shizz reversed, he’s gonna break out in a big way. If anyone’s getting hurt it’s Murphy or Desmond honestly

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Leave Dahl alone, hasn’t he dealt with enough adversity

  5. peacecoast says:
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    you promised me a call-out when Lowe makes this list

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’ve been called out! In comments, no good?

      • peacecoast says:
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        not even close to the same level of notoriety

        I dropped him already though

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Good move!

  6. The Great Knoche says:
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    I still find it unbelievable that the sheep playing in most leagues At ESPN have 3 actual confirmed closers with less than 50% ownership.

    Deep play, Eduardo Nunez should be a good SAGNOf play when in the lineup like last night. He should be good for about 50% playing time until Pedroia comes back

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’m not sure either, but fun to call out ESPN — Good call on Nunez, I don’t see Pedroia getting 150 ABs this year

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        Hey Culligan Man!

        Laser Show

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Flukazy!

  7. Robert Schroeder says:
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    Can only pick up 1 for MI – Semien, Beckham or Lowe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien long term, Beckham right now

  8. BSA says:
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    Astudillo is Panda 2.0 – I like what he brought to my team in September and I’m riding those rolls into 2019 – Wait until he plays enough around the diamond to have multiposition eligibility.
    good to be back in the game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I love him, but I want him to play…Nice to see you, BSA!

      • BSA says:
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        You love him because he doesn’t care how round he is, runs like a banshee, and shows up everyday ready to play any position. He had crazy numbers last fall.
        It’ll be fun to watch him. I hope he gets the time.
        Great to start my days here again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He is fun! For all those reasons

          • LenFuego says:
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            Fat guys playing baseball are funny.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              They’re the best!

  9. erad says:
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    MLB couldn’t throw us a frickin’ bone with 1 day game at least??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, but it’s nice to have a second to look at lineups

  10. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Hey Grey, are you dropping Goldy in your rankings? I have another draft tonight….
    THAT I can’t attend i have to load up the queue again and hope for the best.

    Like the title by the way

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah not dropping him

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        Thanks for the update

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem, Lenny!

  11. ryanoger says:
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    10 team

    Musgrove, Trevor Williams, Skaggs, or stream?

    Loved the write ups today, thanks a ton man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… Musgrove

  12. KeakDaSneak says:
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    Should I start Charlie Morton today against Houston?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  13. Michael DePinto says:
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    I used the #1 waiver priority on Voit last night. I meant to draft him late and forgot all about him while picking up some late round pitching targets from SD. League is full of Yankee fans so I knew he was getting picked up. Judge went 5th overall and Sanchez went in the 3rd round to give you some idea.

    I know it is done but please tell me it was a wise move in a 10-team H2H league with hits and walks as categories instead of AVG and OBP. If he bats 4th all year I think he will have big numbers.

    • erad says:
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      Waiver priority is over-rated – Voit is a no doubter add, assuming he stays in the cleanup spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup best move you could do

  14. erad says:
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    Even though the OA is crazy bonkers – and I’m only through ep 4 in season 2 – gotta give em credit for at least trying something new.

    • peacecoast says:
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      I don’t know why I like this show. I mean I know why, I like sci-fi and supernatural stuff.

      The dance is stupid. The story is good by and large. But I hate when they don’t answer questions and you have to go on the internet to get a synopsis of an episode. like what in the fuck was that giant octopus about??

      Did you ever watch The Leftovers? Love that show.

      Why am I spilling my guts out to you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      WTF with that octopus tho

  15. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Killer Buy/Sell as always.

    Do you like Paddack more than Julio Urias as the final starter in this pitching staff? My league is 10 teams, roto (6×6 w/Holds&OPS).

    Cole
    Marquez
    Ray
    E-Rod
    Strahm

    Holds: Pressly, Kelly, Kela
    Saves: Hand, Strickland, Giles
    IL: Morrow

    I am torn between these two and think that the upside to both is quite appealing. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I like Paddack better…

  16. Racehorse says:
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    Grey –

    I own Hampson in a 16-team keeper league …

    I’m thinking offering Semien for McMahon.

    Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien

      • Racehorse says:
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        Thanks, Grey !

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  17. Cram It says:
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    Oh Vinessa Shaw…the hottest girl in the world to me at that age. I must’ve watched Ladybugs 50 times that year. And not to slap my knees.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahahaha

    • peacecoast says:
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      mine goes down to my knees so it’s all the same

      • Cram It says:
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        Hey-yo!

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      She’s still hit. Can you imagine them doing the Baywatch scene recreation in a kids movie today? People would lose their minds.

      • Cram It says:
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        It’d probably be Rated R today.

  18. Smell The Glove says:
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    Which would you take a flier on for my last roster spot: Eric Lauer or Dakota Hudson? Losses count against them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lauer

  19. TJ says:
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    Need a 3B!
    Yolmer, Kang, or Lamb?
    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kang

      • Shitwolf says:
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        I voted for kodos

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kodos!

  20. DonnieB says:
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    Are we really cashing it in on Renfroe who could hit 30 HRs as easily as Franmil? Would you wait or go for Lowe as your reserve? Thanks. Your write ups are the best in the business.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t trust Renfroe or Franmil right now but Franmil at least started

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I NEED THAT… I’m a medium but I moved this winter

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        Ciro!
        Email me the deets.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks, Grimey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          But is that an Italian medium which is skin-tight and a small?

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            Ummm dunno haha

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                You in a skin tight shirt sounds hot

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  True, send me a ladies small!

                  • frankgrimes says:
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                    Aushizz!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, of course

  21. OaktownSteve

    OaktownSteve says:
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    Pretty happy with having so many Twins starter. The Indians, White Sox, Royals, Tigers bats living down to advanced billing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m feeling good about Gibson for that reason… Frank Schwindel!

  22. OneI'dWilly says:
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    Been a while since I’ve commented, but it’s like riding a bike. I shouldn’t be doing it my age, but ya know, DUI.

    12 team 5×5 roto 6 SP spots. Which two would you pick for your bench:
    Eflin
    Matz
    Alex Wood
    Stroman
    Skaggs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good to see you! Eflin, Matz

  23. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Awesome article, thank you very much.

    Helped me decide a few bench spots. Mr. Wendle is on all my teams this year. Love Goodrum as well, so versatile.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  24. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Thanks for the feedback on the other thread. My UTIL position IS garbage with platooning Happ & Belt (also need an extra spot to stream). In a 12-teamer the waiver wire is thin. Do you think Wilmer Flores, Joey Wendle, Maikel Franco, or Tim Beckham are better options? If so, how would you rank?

    Happy Friday!

    • Cram It says:
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      Isn’t Happ in the minors?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ is in minors like Cram said

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        How would you rank Flores, Wendle, Franco, and Beckham then?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d try Beckham until he cools off

  25. J-Hova says:
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    Hahaha at the Clark blurb. Can you imagine Clark and Palmeiros fight in the twitter age?

    Speaking of Twitter a huge thanks to you and Ralph for keeping twitter alive and well for fantasy baseball followers. I know allot of people got pissy at you guys for language, bullying etc but i got a kick out of it and am rooting hard for Tatis even though I dont own him anywhere. I dont even remember what your twitter beef was a few weeks ago but woke up with 50+ notifications about it. I dont see how people cant find that fun and kudos to you guys for planting flags on players you are passionate about and being right 99.8% of the time.

    I mentioned it this morning, but go check out the Epic Beard Men album asap. Great old school hip hop

    Wasn’t touching Goldie this year. As good as his 2h was last year, that April and May was so brutal last year. I didnt want to go through that again so totally agree.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’m barely on Twitter, but I had to go stand up for Rudy a few weeks back… I need to get into a epic beard men, I’m so out of the loop

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        Oh good lord. I’ve been off Twitter for the last couple of weeks because Christchurch, but that exchange is pretty much the perfect Venn diagram of fantasy sports people who think they are doing God’s work and, er, Twitter.

        • J-hova says:
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          Agreed, it’s twitter. I follow baseball experts and Rex Chapman for his posts on people falling. Watching some fantasy experts get pissy on there was crazy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

      • J-Hova says:
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        You wont regret it, song with Slug is SOTY for me

        I love that you guys dont back down and have fun doing it. Ralph took a ton of shit the other day on a comment he made about a projection on Tatis. I think its fun to watch the banter but a ton of commenters got upset. I have screen shots for when tatis goes 25/20 and hits over .270

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          People lose their minds, I said this before, I don’t personally have anything against any of them, except maybe Karabell

  26. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Leave Goldy alone!

    • Cram It says:
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      Seconded!

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        Agree with Cram!

        • Cram It says:
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          Thirded!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Fourthered!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Me too!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Thirded!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My B

  27. The Great Knoche says:
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    Non fantasy related but Meadows is the DH and Avi Garcia starts in the outfield? Seems strange.

    • Cram It says:
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      Keeping those legs fresh so he can steal a few bags tonight!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No one knows anything

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        Words to live by.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I do (now we’re married)

  28. Zen says:
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    I got Senzel on my bench right now. I’m in a twelve team league. Holding him certainly won’t hurt my team, but if someone else goes down I might need to cut him loose because I only have one other 2B at the moment. Unless he becomes IL eligible, would you hold, or pick up one of the following? Thanks as always

    Goodrum
    Lowe
    Pinder
    Fletcher
    Adames (Assuming he becomes 2B eligible for ESPN)
    McMahon/Hampson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d lose Senzel prolly for Goodrum

  29. Ricky says:
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    Hey Grey!

    I tried out an auction this year for the first time.

    Any suggested changes or FA’s to target?

    If a FA gets hot/FA becomes bonafide #1 closer, who’s the first player to drop? Glasnow maybe?

    C. Alfaro
    1B. Shaw
    2B. Villar
    3B. Mondesi
    SS. Baez
    OF. Rosario
    OF. Puig
    OF. Dahl
    UT. Myers
    UT. Sunday Santana
    Staff: Marquez, Clevinger, Ray, Bieber, Lucchesi, Paddack, Glasnow
    Pen: Hand, Yates, Hader, WillSmith, Alvarado (feel like I need another closer)

    Thanks in advance!!!

    • Ricky says:
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      ** I also own Tatis Jr.

    • Cram It says:
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      Cross that bridge when ya get there bruh. What if Glasnow lights it up?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Agreed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      # of teams?

      • Ricky says:
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        Sorry for the lack of details!

        Yahoo 12 team rotisserie

        Thanks guys

      • Ricky says:
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        How do u think I did Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ray scares me but your staff is solid otherwise… I think the team looks dope, I love your hitting

      • Ricky says:
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        Thank u thank u…I do subscribe to the church of Grey after all.

        I have a weird thing for Robbie Rays K’s…sue me

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  30. GoldyLoxx says:
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    Hey Grey
    Your writeup got me thinkin: JD Mart + Gary Sanchez for Goldy + Corbin seem fair to you?
    OPS league…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saucy!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        But, meh, I like Corbin and not Gary

        • GoldyLoxx says:
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          Realmuto instead of Gary?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Meh

            • GoldyLoxx says:
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              Lolllz

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Hehe

  31. Paul says:
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    How do you like my team? Can you rank?

    C: Y Gomes
    1B: J Aguilar
    2B: G Torres
    3B: K Bryant
    SS: C Seager
    OF: M Betts
    OF: D Dahl
    OF: S. Piscotty
    OF: B Buxton
    UTL: P Alonso
    BN: J Soler
    DL: Y Cespedes

    SP: G Marquez, J Lucchesi, W Miley, B Peacock, C Mchugh, C Paddock, L Weaver, Z Wheeler, N Pivetta, S Bieber, J Musgrove, K Gibson,
    RP: (SV+Holds) Z Britton, T Rosenthal
    DL: T Walker, D Salazar

    6 Bench spots but I just included all the pitcher at the top
    Categories are head to head
    R, 2B, RBI, HR, K, SB, AVG, OBP
    W, L, K, ERA, WHIP, QS, SV+Holds

    • Paul says:
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      This is a 12 man keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It looks great on pitching, Miley’s a little meh, but that’s small… I like the pitching, but I’d be careful Buxton doesn’t tank your OBP… It’s fine for now though, give him a chance

  32. sturock578 says:
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    Damn I missed these on Friday afternoon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miss no more!

  33. Someone pissed in my Alphabet soup says:
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    OPS league

    Belli, Conforto, Snell

    Rendon, Odor, Buehler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asking which side? I’d go Belly

  34. aaak111111111 says:
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    What a first day G! 7 HR courtesy of Javy, Voit, Peraza, Alfaro, Rhys and Muncy (on the bench sadly). And 2 triples from Mondesi. And Andujar missed 2 HR by a few feet yeesh. I was there and they were pretty close.

    Of course I hit 6 my first day last year and then Ray, Castillo, Darvish and Weaver did their magic on my team.

    Someone dropped Bader. I am pretty spider-sense high on Bader and think I may blow my waiver claim on him. Think I can lose Nimmo for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It was! I had Wong on my bench! And still got some ding dongs…. Yes, lose Nimmo for Bader

      • aaak111111111 says:
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        Cool.

        And also….I am holding Peacock for some reason I feel like I owned him when he was starting and pitching really well. But is this just delusional?

        Newcomb is out there…maybe I should grab him instead?

  35. Jason says:
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    Glasnow is available. I have Josh James on my bench. Should I pick up and hold Glasnow thru his first start to see if he pitches well or implodes?

    Musgrove is also available…

    This is for the last spot on my bench in a 10 team h2H mixed yahoo redraft league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glasnow over James

  36. JC says:
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    Start Woodruff at home vs Cards tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  37. toolshed says:
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    Astadillo or Carson Kelly as a 2nd c. Obp league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wanna say Kelly for at least a few more days, but patience wearing thin

      • prestige says:
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        Drop C Kelly for B McCann, Vasquez or Hundley in 15 team 2 catcher league? Too early?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Vazquez

  38. Milarky says:
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    Alright Grey, need your wisdom (draft tomorrow). I’m keeping the following, with their eligibility in parentheses – standard categories + SLG%, and deep rosters – we start two at every infield position and 5 OF, plus 2 DH/Util.

    Stanton (OF)
    Story (SS)
    Rizzo (1B)
    Bryant (3B/OF)

    Given these keepers, do you worry about filling my second SS or 3B right out the gate? I’m struggling to decide what order I’d take out of the following that will be available in our first round (we don’t know our draft order yet). Can you rank these picks for me based on the guys I’m already keeping?

    Modesi (SS)
    Rendon (3B)
    Marte (OF)
    Dahl (OF)
    Ozuna (OF)
    Rosario (OF)
    Shaw (2B/3B)
    Gallo (1B/OF)

    Thanks Grey! Great stuff as usual.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How deep is this league? You need an SP at some point no?

      • Milarky says:
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        Deep. 10 team, but 40-man rosters. Sorry, I didn’t mention my pitching keepers, which are Kluber, Buehler and Severino – so I’m not going to focus on SP for several rounds likely.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sexy! Until Severino

          • Milarky says:
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            So thoughts on ranking those guys available in the first round? Even if you just pick the top three that I listed?

  39. Green says:
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    Back with more details. How much would you spend on Tatis with a $100 faab?

    12 team, H2H, no playoffs

    C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, MI, CI, 5 OF, UTIL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are there zero dollar bids? I’d say $17

  40. Hey says:
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    Goodrum or McNeil?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McNeil, toss up

  41. Coleseph says:
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    Hey Grey, glad to have you back! I drafted the night before the season, what do you think? H2h cats, 12 teams
    C: cervelli
    1b: Desmond/Bird
    2b: villar
    3b: Shaw
    Ss: Mondesi
    Of: Yelich
    Of: Giancarlo
    Of: Dahl
    U: Cron
    U: Inciarte
    Not going to bother with pitching, I could keep bauer and buehler and took Flaherty in the 4th. I’m loaded at P.

    1st base sucks I know, maybe some downside risk in ave. Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks like a sexy offense, except for Cron, but they can’t all be sexy… I don’t mind your 1B for now… Solid hitting!

  42. Jason says:
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    i;m in a 10 team H2H yahoo mixed redraft league. I drafted well for hitters, but my pitching is not as solid. It has lots of upside and I’m holding onto a number of them to start the season to see who shakes out (and then figure out who will get tossed back for streaming). My question though is my hitting bench. I’m thinking I’m one hitter short as I need another OF for the bench. What do you think Grey?

    If you think I should make an add, the following hitters are available:
    Markakis
    Laureano
    Mancini
    Kepler
    Bradley
    Dickerson
    Grichuk
    Soler
    K Hernandez

    My team:

    C : Buster Posey (C, 1B)
    1B: Pete Alonso (1B)
    2B: Matt Carpenter (1B, 2B, 3B)
    3B: Nolan Arenado
    SS: Javier Baez(2B, 3B, SS)
    OF: Giancarlo Stanton (OF)
    OF: Rhys Hoskins (1B, OF)
    OF: AJ Pollock (OF)
    UTIL: Domingo Santana (OF)
    Bench: Jonathan Villar (2B, SS),
    DL: Justin Upton (OF)
    DL: Didi Gregorious (SS)

    STARTING PITCHERS:
    James Paxton
    Jameson Talilion
    Eduardo Rodriguez
    Nathan Eovaldi
    Chris Paddack
    Collin McHugh
    Julio Urias
    Matt Strahm
    Joe Musgrove
    Tyler Glasnow

    DL: Mike Folynewicz

    CLOSERS:
    Felipe Vazquez
    Wade Davis
    Ken Giles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like the team, don’t think you’re a hitter short, though Posey sucks… I guess you can add Kike for now to see if he stays hot

      • Jason says:
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        Who would I drop?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold for now, I’d see how Glasnow looks 1st

          • Jason says:
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            Thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  43. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    Dan pants Saturday??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dan Pants next week, Donkey Teeth is doing tonight’s games…

      • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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        That’s like greg bird pinch hitting for Stanton.

        Joking! Looking forward to it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, snap!

      • hondo says:
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        I like the guys (DP) articles.He doesn’t go overboard or get too weird.He stays on track.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  44. Perfect Game says:
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    Shallow 10-team standard roto. Only 3 slots to start closers at a time.

    I have Giles, LeClerc and Barnes for saves.

    Here are the teams with the premier closers I won’t be able to keep up with in saves, so I’m hoping to be fourth best in the category.

    Team 1 Osuna, Vazquez and W. Davis
    Team 2 Hand, Doolittle and C. Allen
    Team 3 Diaz, Chapman, Hader

    Just Strickland and Colome as only confirmed closers for their respective teams that are worth considering.

    1. Would you replace Barnes with any of them or hold?

    2. For SP, do you like Paddack or Strahm better for counting stats and ratios this year? I think Strahm will have more IP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold for now 2. Strahm is safer, Paddack has more upside

      • Perfect Game says:
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        What about Jordan Hicks vs. Barnes for saves? Still hold and wait to see how Hicks does or do you think the Cards will end up going by committee?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No one knows yet… I guess Hicks

  45. Snakes Dundee says:
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    Ryu or Paddack in a H2H QS league? My pitchers are Flaherty, Berrios, Wheeler, Castillo, Ray, Eduardo, and Lucchesi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu

  46. Joey says:
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    Speculate 3rd closer or sp reyes on st Louis what is he sp….

    Nl only do i speculated on.kimbrel as my #3 rp or grab a Rosenthal hicks, dominquez both available in aucttion in 4 Hrs thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks

    • Joey says:
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      What is reyes this year?

      Hicks will go 4 $10

      Have diaz and vazquesz as keepers
      In this league having a 3rd guy works well

      Available

      Hicks, Miller/ reyes
      Jansen
      Archie Bradley
      Wade davis
      Dominquez/Robertson
      Doolittle /rosenthal
      Will smith
      Vicayany/minter

      All avail cost between 7-16 i hate jansen
      Doolittle get hurt every year
      Wade is next best goes. For 13-16

      Get whatever left for cheap or grab who of these guys for $8

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Reyes is a MR right now

        You can get Jansen for $8? Then I’d do that — otherwise just grab whoever, my rankings rank these guys

        • Joey says:
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          Reyes upside is off the charts hicks throws awfully.hard but awfully .straight Reyes closes for them he is filthy

  47. Nick says:
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    Beckham over Adames?

    i ‘m also about to drop Hampson ,,, but you say “keeeeeep him so ooo – keep him ”
    need pitchers ,,, but almost no one avb except Junis!!! in this list ,,
    else is Caleb or Trevor Richards,,, maybe Matz?
    or what about Stroman ??? just released

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure — Matz

  48. crimedog says:
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    Man day 2 and I already hate the dodgers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freese!!! I can’t stand Dave Roberts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I mean, I get stacking your lineup vs. a lefty, but cmon

      • crimedog says:
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        I know I just like to complain about it. It works for them but it doesn’t work for me for fantasy! Same with the Rockies and prospects, I get it, but they need to understand promoting hampson, Rodgers, tapia and not signing old dudes is fun for fantasy! They’re so selfish.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know, it’s so annoying

          • Crazy J says:
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            He doesn’t seem to realize streak > matchup! If your guys are mashing then let them mash. FFS

  49. big league wood says:
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    Adam Jones. Would you keep Mullins – see he is a Buy above. Need an Upton replacement.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Mullins for now

  50. Joseph Cerreta says:
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    Who are choosing between Hampson and Wendle, including a choice for both near term and long term?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wendle

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        It’s early but Morton looks pretty solid. I know you don’t like him, but as my 4th SP in the 12th round I’m not terribly disappointed….yet. 3 k’s in 2 IP, and he had 2 on, 1 out & toughened up.

        My problem with him in the past has been a tendancy to nibble so seeing him K the next two batters there makes me optimistic.

        I look forward to your response of “meh”.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t hate him, but you have to know his arm issues at the end of the year last year were ominous… If he pitches well, it wouldn’t shock me… If he pitches well until May when he goes to the IL, would be expected

  51. Rosterbating says:
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    Grey – you’re the man! So happy baseball is BACK!!!

    Need another arm – no one to drop…do you like Luke Weaver or Gibson?

    Thank you as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gibson, No problem

  52. Pirouetting Sumos says:
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    Dear Mr. Grey,

    Never have I felt such managerial uncertainty.
    What stats should I seek? What players should I trade away?

    Standard Yahoo! 12-team roto league:

    C F. Cervelli
    1b Gallo
    2b Schoop & Gurriel
    3b Rendon
    SS Mondesi
    OF J.D. Martinez, Stanton, Rosario, Puig, Mazara, JBJ
    Util N. Cruz

    SP Corbin, Happ, Bieber, Porcello, Glasnow, Musgrove, E. Rodriguez, Junis, F. Whitley
    RP Leclerc

    Should you have a moment to share your insights, I would be much obliged.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your team doesn’t look terrible, why not hold for now to see how it plays out over the next week? I’d guess you are light in speed

  53. Jays for Days says:
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    Schwarber or JBJ season long?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JBJ

  54. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Interesting point about Goldy. What do you think about this Goldy trade in a 12 team redraft?

    I give Goldy + one of Peacock Strahm Woodruff (Id give peacock)

    I get Bauer, Vlad, and Bird Or Bour (I have Voit, so the idea of Voit insurance in Bird interesting)

    Trade analyzer likes Bauer side by like $12…(Bird is a big negative value, but I assume projections are for him not getting the 1B job)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Bauer side, but you’re taking on a bit more risk

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks – yea feels that way

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

        • Cram It says:
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          You just drafted goldy, and you want to trade him and an upside pitcher for a better pitcher and a lesser bat? Don’t get cute.

  55. Brent Briere says:
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    Another greyt one!
    Story for goldy and Eaton. Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Story

  56. Shitwolf says:
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    3 options to choose. Should I hang with Bird person? Drink some Goodrum? or Eat some beckHam??? OBP league :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hang for now

      • Shitwolf says:
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        cool I have Hicks on the IR too so whatever happens there I am at least hanging with someone right!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  57. Curious George says:
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    Keep 2 (3 if you win league) with a 2 round penalty each year. Which do you like better: acuna in the 6th next year or tatis in the 24th?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Acuna

  58. Cohen says:
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    Kike or Palka for a 5 th Outfielder ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kike

  59. KrazyIvan says:
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    Is Roman Laureano worth rostering? Batting 8th for Oakland is uninspiring-plus I have good OF depth
    C. Astudillo
    1B. Goldy
    2B. Merrifield
    SS. Bogaerts
    3B. Donaldson
    OF. Puig
    OF. Dahl
    OF. Conforto
    UT. Khrush
    UT. Peraza
    Bench. Miggy
    Bench. Domingo
    Bench. Laureano

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose him if you like

  60. frankgrimes says:
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    Ugh forgot Marquez first innings are usually shaky ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad for shaky

      • frankgrimes says:
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        How many shares you have?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          2

          • frankgrimes says:
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            #metoo wish I had more
            Nasty K to end the second

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Riddle looked puzzled — boomtish!

              • frankgrimes says:
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                Richards looking pretty decent.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hilarious how many changes he throws

                  • frankgrimes says:
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                    That’s what scares me He only gots two pitches.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah exactly

                • Crazy J says:
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                  I have him on the pine. Was going to inquire whether or not I should be streaming his spot.

              • Stephen Lyon says:
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                Riddle had no answer!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nice!

                • frankgrimes says:
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                  Ha!

  61. Wally Pipp says:
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    Caleb smith for a home start monday vs the mets is a decent pickup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  62. Mr Baseball says:
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    Can Pete Alonso = Rhys Hoskins as a baseball player

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  63. JAscher says:
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    In Grey we trust…

    Holland and Adames for Mikolas. I’m getting mikolas.

    I have:
    Hosmer
    Baez
    Semian
    Peraza
    Carlos Santana
    Eduardo Escobar
    Stanton
    Springer
    Dahl
    Acuna
    Hoskins
    Mullens
    Franmil
    Goodrum
    Eloy
    Adames

    Pitchers are:
    Bieber
    Marquez
    Lucchesi
    Happ
    Musgrove
    Romo
    Holland
    Barnes
    Osuna
    Kimbrel
    Wily Peralta

    Thoughts…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  64. Lucky Dog says:
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    Well that was weird. Thought I posted this on its own but it showed in response to someone else. Awkward.

    ————————-

    It’s early but Morton looks pretty solid. I know you don’t like him, but as my 4th SP in the 12th round I’m not terribly disappointed….yet. 3 k’s in 2 IP, and he had 2 on, 1 out & toughened up.

    My problem with him in the past has been a tendancy to nibble so seeing him K the next two batters there makes me optimistic.

    I look forward to your response of “meh”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t hate him, but you have to know his arm issues at the end of the year last year were ominous… If he pitches well, it wouldn’t shock me… If he pitches well until May when he goes to the IL, would be expected

  65. SteveNZ says:
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    Knebel is officially donezo. Or is this old news?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Might be old

      • SteveNZ says:
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        Just saw it on mlb now that he’s having TJS.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

    • SteveNZ says:
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      And does this mean Jeffres needs to be owned?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure if you can stash on IL

  66. Daze says:
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    Hey grey
    I got an offer of Yoan moncada for Wilson Contreras.
    I have reallmuto
    I emailed earlier before I got an actual offer
    Would you pull thentriggger or keep Contreras

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moncada side

  67. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Goldy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Of course!

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        Just saw the highlight. He hit it like an old man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally

          • Stephen Lyon says:
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            Gramps got game!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  68. When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diaries of Hans Frank and Anne Frank says:
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    from rotoworld’s blurb it DOES still sound like franchy will start vs righties (whew) but renfroe (SHAGGY!) is on the outs. i haven’t dropped franchy anywhere yet, but in NL only i added fowler (got beat by a buck to duggar) in case i’m wrong on franchy here and eventually need to drop one of those 2 for a SP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure what happened with Renfroe but damn

      • When Buying Gifts Don't Confuse the Diaries of Hans Frank and Anne Frank says:
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        i remember us talking about (i mean razzballians in general, and you, not ME) in past weeks talking about renfroe possibly having this happen, but then why in the hell was he shown for at least the last 2 weeks as the good side RF starter?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Renfroe got screwed it seems, for at least right now

  69. Ferris says:
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    Nl-only, auction 12 team, $260 budget tonight

    What’s your max bid for Greinke after yesterday’s shitshow? I was thinking 23 but now maybe 12.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $12 works for me

  70. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Yaaaay, Buy Column!! Booo, no one available to pick up.

    Watching the COL/MIA game. Story just scored on a single from first. Absolutely no veteran OF would have ever allowed it to happen.

    Richards looks good. His change up is cray-cray, but it could be one that opposing hitters end up laying off of in certain counts causing him to go in the zone more. Needs to also try and locate it like Hendricks to sweep over the outside corner on righties.

    He could be a pitcher that owners are nervous about throwing, and opposing managers get pissed off by his successful outings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed on all counts also watching… Marlins defense is Little League quality… incredibly bad

  71. frankgrimes says:
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    Frack upton out til after ASB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have no shares but it sucks

      • frankgrimes says:
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        I can’t quit him!

        Wolters saved Marquez ass.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah got a little dicey but he’s also winded, lot of pitches for 1st game

          • Stephen Lyon says:
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            Good enough for the QS! Nice to not have to stress about the win!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’ll take it

  72. Wally Pipp says:
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    good results for richards in miami but i wouldn’t trust him on the road yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He has one great pitch, but it is great

  73. lubey says:
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    Domingo or Alonso?

    • Wally Pipp says:
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      domingo just homered again add him asap

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  74. Slowmez says:
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    I know you just listed him as a sell, but I’ve got an offer from a Cubs homer for Rizzo for Goldy straight up. Was considering it…thoughts?

    • frankgrimes says:
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      Shizz>Rizz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, that’s just even

  75. frankgrimes says:
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    Marlins “defense” is a joke.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s so bad

  76. Kutty says:
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    Just traded goldy and tatis for Baez. Yay or nay?

    • frankgrimes says:
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      Meh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  77. Wally Pipp says:
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    domingo or eloy?

    • frankgrimes says:
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      Domingo or Trout?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Trout, but barely

    • Cram It says:
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      You said yourself Domingo is an all-star and eloy will be in the minors . The fuck you playing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eloy

  78. Wally Pipp says:
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    rudy had domingo unranked in ops leagues, messed me up soooo bad ughhhhhh

    • Cram It says:
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      Domingo for mvp! Thats on you. Not having any balls with pick 200.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Domingod!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      he was ranked, quite low though. rudy’s OPS rater has hundreds of players ranked. sunday santana 159th.

  79. Luxky Dog says:
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    Thanks Romo.

    Saves Ain’t Got No Face And Sometimes They Bring In A Guy In A Non-Save Situation And He Gets Rocked

    SAGNOFASTBIAGIANSSAHGR!

    Sad souzaphone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The worst

  80. frankgrimes says:
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    Shizz x2!!

    • Shitwolf says:
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      you think shizz reads these posts???

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Haha!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Of course he does!

    • Stephen Lyon says:
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      Thrice!

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Dammit intentionally walked.
        I wanted 4!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hilarious… Of course!

        • Stephen Lyon says:
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          Can I get Travis Shaw as a sell next week?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            You got it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Incredible, you’re welcome!

  81. Nightpandas says:
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    Great first buy sell

    Looking for an obp bench guy

    Goodrum or Yandy Diaz

    Loving the Domingo Bingo …Dobingo !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Goodrum

  82. Random Collmenter says:
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    Was offered Pete Alonso for my JA Happ. 16-team keeper. Alonso can be kept for $12 and I wouldn’t keep Happ since you can only keep 6. 16 category roto. Here’s my team:

    C: Barnes
    1B: Bauers
    2B: Gleyber
    3B: Moustakas
    SS: Mondesi
    OFs: Bryce, benintendi, Meadows, JBJ
    U: Tatis

    BN: Peraza, bird

    SPs: Bauer, Carrasco, Happ, Boyd, Musgrove, Luzardo
    RPs: Hader, Colome

    Thoughts? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Alonso

  83. crimedog says:
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    Goldy hatttted this post

    • Luxky Dog says:
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      Naturally I missed Doningo this year after spending a 10th round pick on him last year. Gah!

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Dang, happened again. Thought I was replying at the end.

        Fail.

        And dammit, why can’t I figure out this TV remote?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Damn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  84. Luxky Dog says:
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    After all, Goldy x3 rhymes a lot better, so….

    Sell sell sell?

    lmao

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, of course

  85. KrazyIvan says:
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    That’s Shizzz with three Z’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  86. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Au Shizz taking your sell personally. I agree it would be good to sell him especially in a keeper or dynasty. Never a better time to sell than after a trip to Milwaukee. It’s like playing against SF when Lincecum pitches, only on steroids.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Apparently very personal… and agreed his value is sky high right now

  87. True abd Correct says:
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    Sure glad I didn’t sell ( can only drop, on sundays), but for every Goldy, there’s a Peralta and Renfroe that will be off my teams (3 for each)come Sunday night.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  88. lubey says:
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    Beckham or Tim Anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  89. hikerboy says:
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    Laureano. Give up or “wait”?

    • Hepcat13 says:
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      I am still holding, only seven AB in the season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m waiting a few more games

  90. frankgrimes says:
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    Strickland gunna Strickland

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      More like suckland.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Already tho?

  91. Rafael Kam says:
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    i’ve dumped Ronnie Guzman for now to jump on both the Schebler and Teoscar trains, short-term while they have full time gigs in the meat of their respective uninspiring lineups

    • True and Correct says:
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      Padres forcing me to drop Renfrow. Those 2 are on my list.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That makes sense (for now)

  92. True and Correct says:
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    Padre manager, Howdy Doody, rewards Renfroe, who at 26, had a great 2nd half last year, by having him pinch hit in the 7th inning, up 4-0.
    Padres make me want to root against them, but no one I like in the n.l. except the Mets.
    Trade Renfroe while he’s young and let him hit 30+ h.r.’s somewhere else.
    Yeah I know Frankel Reyes is the next Nellie Cruz.
    Freaking Padres. Trade Rendroe to a team who can use him. How about Renfroe and 1 of their super prospects to Cleveland for Bauer. He’s gone next year anyway. Certainly better than any o.f. in the Indians.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t disagree, but also don’t want Franmil out of the lineup… I’d like Kinsler out

  93. India and back says:
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    In a 8×8 (add hits 2b 3b and shutouts IP hrs) should I approach the draft any differently than a standard 5×5? Thanks man!

    • Wally Pipp says:
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      Way different. Home runs are only 1/16 importance, and the big hr guys dont really hit a lot of tripples which is a cat for you, so, you need to focus on batting avg and slg% and literally ignore home runs for hitters, becasue a guy who hits for a .300 avg is going to crush batting avg and singles and prolly good doubles also. The worst kind of player you can draft in those settings is a joey gallo, low batting avg, low amount of hits, and only helps you on home runs really, which is only 1 cat out of 16.

      Shutouts is a category? In 2019 thats so dumb. Will tie 90% of matchups nobody goes 9 anymore. But anyway the pitching side of the ledger shouldnt change much with those settings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      More AVG first guys

  94. rich says:
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    Ummmm… after last Goldy and Strickland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

  95. Ryan Anthony Young says:
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    Well, at least now you know Goldy reads your posts. It has seemed like homeruns were flying out of the park in Milwaukee these last two days. I don’t recall ever hearing any specific stats on Milwaukee being a hitters park, but damn there’s been a lotta Jackertons tge past two days there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I always had a feeling he did

  96. Savoy Special says:
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    14 Team H2H auction redraft league. 6×6: runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV+HD, K/9

    1) drop Freddy Peralta for Joe Musgrove, Michael Wacha, or hold?
    2) Brandon Woodruff is a buy or sell/drop?
    3) Jesus Aguilar is a buy or sell? I really wish I didn’t accidentally draft him. I was just trying to bid him up.
    4) when do we worry about Ramon Laureano? he was on the final roster of my 2018 fantasy championship last year so there’s some sentimental value here that I am trying to ignore. I drafted him for $1 so it wouldn’t hurt too much to let him go but I know his upside.

    C: JT Realmuto
    1B: Jesus Aguilar
    2B: Jeff McNeil
    3B: Eduardo Escobar
    SS: Manny Machado
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Tommy Pham
    OF: Ramon Laureano
    UTL: Fernando Tatis Jr

    P: Jose Alvarado
    P: Will Smith
    P: Arodys Vizcaino
    P: Chad Green
    P: Trevor Rosenthal
    SP: Mike Clevinger
    SP: German Marquez
    B: Zack Wheeler
    B: Hyun Jin Ryu
    B: Brandon Woodruff
    B: Freddy Peralta

    Thanks!

    • Savoy Special says:
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      5) drop Eduardo Escobar for Adam Eaton, Marcus Semien, or Cedric Mullens? Per your reco in your previous post, you mentioned I needed more Runs/SBs.
      6) Please rank Eaton, Semien, Mullens

      Thanks!

      • Savoy Special says:
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        7) do I just go the safe route and own Wacha and Musgrove? Please rank Brandon Woodruff, Freddy Peralta, Joe Musgrove, Michael Wacha.

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Woodruff, Musgrove

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Musgrove 2. Buy 3. Buy 4. Maybe in a week

  97. Wally Pipp says:
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    “Sell goldy, trade him for eloy and a reliver. Goldy and eloy might be a toss up a month into the the season” razzball grey

    10 hours later goldy hits 3 hr in one game.

    Hey, at least you are good with pitchers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  98. Savoy Special says:
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    P.s. I’m sure I’m not the only one obviously, but I really missed checking this site every day, multiple times per day. Very grateful to have baseball back! Thanks for doing this for all of us, Grey!

    -Savoy Special/formerly known as Great Bambino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  99. U says:
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    With Strickland likely to go on the IL, who would you replace him with?

    Brazier
    Holland
    Parker
    Rogers
    Pressley
    Rosenthal
    Gearrin/Festa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brasier

  100. Wally Pipp says:
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    Grey if sell goldy was an arpil fools joke, you are a little early.

    Lets be honest, your in season hitters to sell have been absolutely atrocious recommendations in recent memory. Recommending selling judge at the begining of 2017 when his fantasy trade value wasnt even that high caus he was unproven.. hahaha he hit 52 homers and was second to jose altuve in mvp that year. Selling judge when you told people to that year would have literally crushed their season.

    Goldy will prolly have a career year wish i owned him.

    Goldy the same as eloy in a month… hahahha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We’ll see

  101. Thallshall says:
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    Trade goldy for Javier Baez?

    Trade goldy and segura for trea turner?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Baez

  102. Wally Pipp says:
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    listening to the latest podcast and I hear you say you finally got to draft mondesi in a league. Huh?

    there’s no way you were following your rankings if you only got him in one League, dont you have like 10 teams?

    • Wally Pipp says:
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      Literally makes no sense. You should have been doing anything u can to get a player you have ranked 80 spots ahead of the big box adps. Cant miss someone you have valued that highly over the consensus in every one of your drafts but one your conviction on him clearly wasnt actually a strong is your rankings purport.

      It actually sounded like you were whatever on drafting him where you did on the podcast. Wtf?

      • Wally Pipp says:
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        This is like me reccomending someone buy an invesment product that i dont really know if id like to own at the price I’m recommending they buy at.

        Your out here reccomending mondesi at 20th overall, mondesi is available for you every single draft in that range and prolly well beyond that range into the 30’s at least, and you never draft him hahahahhaha.

        Sick.

        • Cohen says:
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          Get lost troll!!! Ungrateful douchbag

        • Turd Wendell says:
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          Get a hobby, jadrool.

    • Whirlaway says:
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      sucks you don’t know how to use the rankings, they’re super useful.

      just cause amazon is a good stock doesn’t mean you buy it at $1,800/share. we’re sorry it’s not that easy.

  103. Hepcat13 says:
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    This is just the best time of year!
    White or Healy for 1B bench/Utility in a Yahoo, 12 team, 5×5 Rotisserie?
    Thanks

    I LOVE the smell of mustache wax in the Springtime!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Healy

  104. Savoy Special says:
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    5) drop Eduardo Escobar for Adam Eaton, Marcus Semien, or Cedric Mullins? Per your reco in your previous post, you mentioned I needed more Runs/SBs.

    6) Please rank Eaton, Semien, Mullins

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton…Mullins

  105. Uncle Kai says:
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    Grey —

    Ignore the “pips.” I started Flaherty last night based in part on your advice. No regrets. Just learned that one starts against the streamonator at one’s own risk :)

    And, no shares of Goldy. Even if I could do the drafts over again, I am still likely holding no shares of Goldy. I am not convinced that, by end of season, Goldy will give me so much more value than, say, EE, to justify the draft spot difference. Goldy + Devers vs. Baez + EE? I’ll take the latter, please.

    I am, however, afraid that Domingod (whom I own many shares) may be like Tim Anderson last year … someone we should be looking to sell by All-star break. I drafted Anderson last season around the same draft position as I did Domingod this season and both were “around bottom of the top 100” sleepers for you.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s pretty obvious that Goldy isn’t dramatically different after one game but haters gonna hate

  106. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I have a question for fantrax users. When do rosters lock? I had Cole Calhoun for a batty call. I dropped him a few minutes before his game started, but games had started 3 hours prior. I ended up with no Calhoun on my roster for last night, and thus, no stats from him.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Lock at start of each players actual games. You can swap guys out later in the day if they haven’t started yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think lineups lock based on each respective game but it’s a question for Truss

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        Thanks fellas. I kinda figured as much when I saw what happened. It stinks I missed out on the 2/5 2r 1rbi batty call, but lesson learned.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  107. JakeTPE says:
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    Hiya Grey,

    If you’re still checking the comments…

    How many catcher questions can we ask per season?

    Here’s one. 12 team roto. Have Cervelli. Drop for Barnes? Imagine both will be in similar playing situations when the Pirates backup is, uhh, back?

    Thanks and love the Buy/Sell. Have a great rest of the weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Barnes — you too!

  108. Bronx Bomber says:
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    Would you trade my segura for his springer or albies? Which one? I have Tatis, Mondesi and Nico to play SS. It’s a 6×6 head to head 12 man league. Thank you so much!

    • Bronx Bombers says:
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      Another team is looking for segura for Hoskins. I have to throw in a closer.. like that deal better?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d take Hoskins but it’s fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer is fair

  109. Canmo Bungdong says:
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    Surprised to see Shoemaker didn’t make this list. What are your thoughts on him after his first start? Do you think he can keep this up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I went over him in my rankings and own him

  110. Thoughts on Domingo, no not Domingod. Picked up Domingo German on waivers toying with slotting him in this week vs Tigers & Orioles. Haven’t seen anything official on him getting any starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like good matchups

  111. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Nice one Dave Martinez. Way to bat Robles 9th, have fun with that Suzuki/Dozier axis of crud in the 6-7 slots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So annoying

  112. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Happy weekend! As a Voit owner in a weekly keeper league, what do you think of spending $2 (out of 100 faab) to hopefully be the high guy on Bird simply for “Yankees being stupid insurance” for what they do when Hicks is back in the lineup?

    Keke and Kang (as well as Cedric M., though he seems in a platoon so not great for weekly leagues) are on the wire too, but wondering if my Voit stock means I should make sure to grab Bird for 2 weeks or so just in case….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If there is a problem with Voit’s playing time I’m afraid it’s going to be a platoon with Bird so owning both is only going to do you so much good

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks – Makes sense – better to go for a totally unrelated better option to bird (like keke or kang or whoever).

        Btw – Tom Murphy sighting on sea today against the lefty!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tom Murphy, haha… Only the Rockies wouldn’t play him, every other team has no problem

  113. Scott Grooters says:
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    How dare you put Au Shizz in the “sell” section – hope nobody listened to that and sold the 19 NL MVP. Thank goodness it will be your only mistake this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  114. Catman says:
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    Quick question about roster structure in 12 team leagues, how many starters do you like to have? I know you aren’t too fond of having bench hitters, but I was wondering what you would do with this lineup at the moment

    C: Alfaro
    1B: Bellinger
    2B: Shaw
    SS: Segura
    IF: Mondesi
    3B: Bryant
    OF: Trout
    OF: Dahl
    OF: Bader
    OF: Santana
    UTIL: Muncy

    SP: Flaherty
    SP: Marquez
    SP: Wheeler
    SP: Glasnow
    SP: Lucchesi
    SP: Skaggs
    SP: Shoemaker
    RP: LeClerc
    RP: Alvarado
    RP: Strickland
    RP: Colome
    RP: Boxberger
    RP: Bradley
    IL: Betances

    Here are some looming guys on the waiver wire

    Laureano
    Mullins
    Goodrum
    Fletcher
    Eloy
    Bauers
    Hampson
    Adames

    • Catman says:
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      I actually don’t have Betances in this league. He’s in my IL spot on my other team. I have a free IL spot in this league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Usually 6, but if you have 7 decent ones, hold until one is the clear drop

      • Catman says:
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        Yeah that’s what I was thinking. So should I stay with my current lineup, or try to add some bats on the bench?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can hold for now

  115. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I made an offer of George Springer for Yelich and was countered with Altuve and Springer for Yelich which I declined. Is this a fair offer where I give up Springer for JD Martinez or do I need to add something? Please advise.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want JD

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        ok i’ll make the deal

  116. Chris says:
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    10 team h2h points league

    Bottom of my pitching staff is Pivetta, Ryu, Luchessi and Porcello. Maeda and Paddack are available on waivers. Should I switch any of them out or hold?

    Also have a bullpen of Hader, LeClerc, Barnes and Vizciano. Robertson is available on the wire. Should I switch any or hold?

    Thanks for the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bit early to be dropping any of those SPs… Robertson over Vizcaino

  117. frankgrimes says:
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    Gomorrah!!
    First two episodes and I have to wait til tomorrow to watch dammit!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait, how’d you get them?

      • frankgrimes says:
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        The anticipation is killing me. Hope there’s no let down haha.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t say anything here if you watch before me

          • frankgrimes says:
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            Haha

      • frankgrimes says:
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        I can post here or should I email?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Email, thanks!

          • frankgrimes says:
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            Think you know where to find show.
            Sent subs link too!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks! They’re subtitled? Or do I need to find a Italian Rosetta Stone download?

              • frankgrimes says:
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                Read the email! Subs are separate for now.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Okay, thanks!

              • frankgrimes says:
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                and the subtitles don’t start for the “series recap” at the beginning of s4e1 so don’t freak out.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  All right, might try to watch one tonight — thanks, Grimey!

  118. CP says:
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    Pick 1 for tomorrow:

    Wright @ PHI
    Alcantara vs COL
    Samardzija @ SD

    Thanks!

  119. Stephen Lyon says:
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    In my league, Kris Bryant is eligible at 3b, LF and RF – which is pretty useful. Would that make you inclined to offer up Goldy to try and get him?

    If it was to happen I’d have an OF of Dahl, Acuna and Bryant.

    Or would I be selling him short?

    • frankgrimes says:
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      Who replaces Shizz? Who is your OF now?

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        Grimey!

        I would move Rizzo from Util to 1B and can fill util with any of Santana, McNeil, Moncada, Maikel, Piscotty until Ohtani comes back.

        Current OF is Acuna, Dahl, Piscotty.

        We play LF-CF-RF in this league.

        I doubt the guy will go for it but it’s always fun to discuss !

        • Stephen Lyon says:
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          And right on cue, a Moncada and Maikel sonavabench!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Damn!

            • Stephen Lyon says:
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              McNeil on the bench today too. Some solid stats from the BN slot!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant or Goldy is a tossup, so fair

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        Feels like a situation that Goldy’s value will likely never be higher than it is right now, but it’s unlikely that anyone is going to trade you someone who meets that value two games into the season.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, depends what you can get

          • Stephen Lyon says:
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            It’s an obp league so who do you fancy out of the two?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Goldy

  120. Gotime says:
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    Hey Grey, with 1 move left until a week from now, bench bats are Kike, Ed Escobar, Tim Anderson, would you drop any for McNeil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Escobar

  121. Moon Shots says:
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    I drafted McNeil and Alonso (NL only H2H). Today McNeil went 4 for 5 with 2 runs and 2 ribeyes. Alonso went 3 for 4 with a walk, plus a run and two ribeyes.

    Grey’t minds think alike!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  122. Jc says:
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    1. Thoughts on Skaggs tomorrow at A’s (Montes).

    2. Stewart or Soler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Start him 2. Soler

  123. Cohen says:
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    Grey, Boxberger got lit up. Both Diekman and Kennedy came in. Who u think is next in line for saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy

  124. Cohen says:
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    Grey, Boxberger got lit up. Diekman and Kennedy closed it out. Who do u think is next up for saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kennedy

  125. litecoin says:
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    No love for Wilmerrrrrrrr Flores?! Drop for McMahon, Goodrum or Hampson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice

  126. H says:
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    Choose 1

    May
    Pressley
    Holland
    Britton
    Rogers
    Parker
    Castillo
    Jimenez
    Gearrin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None? Holland

  127. Paul Visconti says:
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    Head to head points league which side
    Zack Wheeler
    Charlie Morton and Nick Senzel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler

  128. vee says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Long time no talk. great stuff as usual… excited to read your posts again with the season underway. still have yet to get 1st place but have gotten 2nd/3rd multiple times!! grrr

    i went with your rankings and took Yelich first (4th pick), Baez (still available at 21!), Benintendi (28) and Bellinger (45) as my top 4. Hope they pull through and perform

    have a few Q’s.. i have:
    2B DJ LeMahieu
    OF Markakis
    BN Schoop (2B/SS)
    BN Jake Lamb

    Free agents: Tim Beckham, and Cory Gearrin (probably new closer for SEA with Strickland on DL?)

    1) drop DJ or Schoop for Tim Beckham?
    2) drop any of the above for Gearrin? I have Osuna and Treinen as closers

    thanks & cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! 1. DJ 2. Lamb

  129. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Tyler Anderson. Blech.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, yuck

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      that’s what we get for trusting any kind of projections when it comes to that guy. @ MIA got lit, yep, bye bye. only a streamer now for 16’ers and up that are either h2h or like over 1750 max innings rotos.

  130. TJ says:
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    I think Ian Desmond is my weakest most maddening batter.
    Drop him for Seranthony?
    Wait for something better to come along?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • TJ says:
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        thanks man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  131. Whirlaway says:
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    Grey,

    8 team h2h points espn league…

    shaw, alonso, braun, or n. cruz as my 2nd UTIL?

    12 team h2h yahoo league with OPS…

    alfaro
    hoskins
    mondesi
    rendon
    story
    acuna
    conforto
    robles
    shaw

    alonso over robles or shaw? (Hoskins can shift to OF if need be)

    thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  132. Cohen says:
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    Grey, Mike Wright got save against Yanks. Grab him and drop Schoop as my one bench bat or hold? 12 team roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you need saves, go for it

  133. Mookiewilson says:
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    Rank Healy, Beckham and Guzman for a CI spot in super deep 16 team league. Beckham is the only player with over 20% yahoo ownership on the wire so I expect there will be some bids for him tonight.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beckham, Healy

  134. Stephen Lyon says:
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    If Gameday is to be believed, Alvarado is throwing 100mph sinkers. I don’t imagine those are all that easy to hit.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d be surprised

  135. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    BoxBerger or Gearrin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boxberger

      • William Hung says:
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        came in and got lit up in the 6th inning today – not sure what the royals are doing here…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know, frustrating

  136. Y thou says:
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    I own both Betances and Strickland. Would you hold both, none, or keep one to put on IL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      IL Strickland

  137. Eric says:
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    Evening Grey, In a points league which one of these 1b men do you like the best:

    Miggy
    Voit
    P Alonso

    Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Voit

  138. Al KOHOLIC says:
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    Myers with another steal. Love to see him play 150+ games with Manny around

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      want to bet on him even getting 130, i’ll make a decent sized on the other side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That would be nice, but over/under has to be near 120 games

  139. Crazy J says:
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    Well…. at least you did’t have Yu in the buy list! It was sad parting ways with Renfroe for another season, but I had to cut and watchlist him for now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know

  140. letsgobravos says:
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    Just finished a draft. Short on prep time this year thanks to work and following my Auburn Tigers in the NCAAT. Thanks to Grey’s wise rankings, I think I still came out ok….

    12 team 6×6 (OBP + QS). Picked from the 8 position.

    C- Cervilli (last pick)
    1b- Encarnacion (104)
    2b- Jose Ramirez (8)
    3b- Suarez (56)
    SS- Machado (17)
    OF-Hoskins (32)
    OF-Gallo (89)
    OF-Robles (113)
    Util- Peraza (128)
    Util- Mazara (138)
    Bench- Domingo Santana, Eduardo Escobar, Daniel Palka

    SP- Bauer (41)
    SP- Corbin (65)
    SP- Clevinger (80)
    SP- Lucchesi (161)
    SP-John Gray (201)
    SP-Wood (233)
    SP- Skaggs (248)
    SP- Gonzalez (257

    RP- Giles (152)
    RP-Givens (185)
    RP- Greene (200)

    Took a cue from one of the recent podcasts and went with Bauer at 41 because I didn’t think another top pitcher would get back to me. Ended up with more top end pitching than I thought I would as Corbin and Clevinger were the best players on my board by in the 6th and 8th. Ended up with 6 guys who hit 30+ homers last year. Lots of position flexibility which wasn’t a goal, but nice all the same. Meant to grab another source of speed in the late rounds, but all the ones I like were taken before I had them targeted. Hoping Ramirez, Machado, Peraza, and Robles give me a decent base of speed that I can supplement off the wire.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I agree with you, you have a ton of pitching, I like the hitting too, I think you might be low on speed, but it’s minor… Maybe drop a bench bat like Palka for a gamble on speed

  141. William Hung says:
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    Bellinger – have yourself a game!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  142. dontbichetteme says:
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    Hey Grey,
    I was just offered P.corbin for my K.Yates. This is a nobrainer right?
    I would still have Alvarado,A.Miller and Iglesias for saves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  143. Brett says:
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    I’m in a 12 team daily league with a category for holds and another one for saves. Current relievers. Leclerc Chapman Alex Reyes and Familia. I can pick up one of the following:
    Brasier
    Kela
    Blake Parker
    Romo
    Holland
    Boxberger

    Struggling to go for holds or a pitcher who has save chances. Who would you pick up and who would be your second choice?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brasier

  144. Jc says:
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    Coming out of my draft you noted I could be a bit light on power. I may still be but have added some bats trying to address that. In a 12 teamer, H2H, ESPN league (ten hitting, nine pitching categories) here is my roster. Advice always welcomed! Note: I punt saves for now and focus on holds. As the season goes on, I have found ways in the past to grab a couple closersoff the wire just in time for the playoffs.

    Ramos
    Gurriel, Healy, Aguilar
    Odor, Trea, Segura
    Acuna, Rhys, Inciarte, Soler, A Jones,
    DH: McNeil
    Bench: C Santana
    IL: Ohtani
    SP: Carrasco, Strasburg, Castillo, Berrios, Wheeler, Bieber, Streamer spot….Skaggs today
    RP: Seranthony, Britton, Ottavino

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gurriel is a bore, Santana’s kinda the same

      • Jc says:
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        So true! Just the way the draft unfolded getting my MI guys pretty early and Acuna/Rhys at better than ADP. I will continue to seek CI help. Maybe deal one of my starting pitchers with one of these bores in a 2-1 upgrade.

        Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  145. William Hung says:
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    I’m following the Monkey and swapping out Strickland for Ian Kennedy – hopefully this is the start of a beautiful relationship and not the absolute destruction of my ratios

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why do I think the odds are not in Kennedy’s favor

  146. The Great Knoche says:
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    Daniel Murphy has broken finger. Well, I guess Halpson plays now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You would think that, right? Well not so fast

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        The Rockies are such a pain in the ass.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’re hilarious, but yes they are

  147. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Back for another season! Excited to be checking Razzball every day. Hope you’re doing well.

    For a deep league utility spot, how do you rank these guys?

    Greg Bird
    Kike Hernandez
    Christian Walker
    Tim Beckham
    Joc Pederson

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc, Kike

  148. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Would you pick up Yandy Diaz over Tyler white? Diaz good start and playing everyday so far. White has been benched twice already. OBP league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure try it

  149. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I have Givens in a standard 5×5 saves only league. Dellin and seranthony are available. Do you make a move or hold? Thanks !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  150. c says:
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    Motonta looked GOOD in SF. What are the chances he’s closing after the Trade Deadine? Could be a Dynasty steal….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could happen

  151. asdfasdf says:
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    Hi Grey, do you know if ESPN standard leagues only have 1 IL spot or if you can have multiple?

    I have Murphy who is about to go on the IL, and someone just dropped Luis Severino. Ideally I would claim Severino and put them both on the IL, but I’m not sure I can do that. If there is only 1 spot, what would you recommend? Holding Severino for a month plus, or holding Murphy on the IL and using a 2B stopgap like Ketel, Adam frazier, Zobrist, Wong, etc. until he’s back? I could also keep one on my bench, but that’s tough since standard ESPN leagues only have 3 bench spots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on the league

  152. Gotime says:
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    Morning Grey, 12tm weekly lock QS and W
    Last rotation spot for the week:
    SON likes Ed-Rod @ Oak but I have 2-start Gibson @KC and @Phi, start Gibson and bench Ed-Rod?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start Gibson

  153. The Great Knoche says:
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    Add another Marlin to the deep league list. Alcantara is filthy when he has control.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally, but his command is crazy at times

  154. Db says:
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    How much would you bid on burnes 1000$ faab

    I have sale who got blown up and started Reynaldo instead of Glasnow so I’m already pissed off
    Started Brett Gardner instead of meadows lmao
    Just go $500 on him?

    • Db says:
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      Lmao didn’t start Trevor Williams either wtf fuck Roto leagues

    • Db says:
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      Lmao didn’t start Trevor Williams either wtf fuck Roto leagues. Done done done

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea of league or need

  155. Primetime says:
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    Corbin Matz or German ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin

  156. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Who would you rather have Trent Thornton or Spencer Turnbull?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trent

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        ok thanks dropping him for Thornton

  157. Keith Labelle says:
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    2-start Caleb Smith or Domingo German?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  158. Cohen says:
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    Grey, Paddack had a nice start
    Do u think he is worth holding on to in a 12 team as a 5 th starter to go along with
    Corbin
    Marquez
    Flaherty
    Lucchessi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  159. SteveNZ says:
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    Goldy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  160. prestige says:
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    Advice on FAAB for following players? $1,000 budget

    C Vasquez (dropping C Kelly)
    Gearin
    Christain Walker
    Ian Kennedy

    Only “closers” I have right now are Givens and Strop

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Impossible to answer without Now size of your league

      • prestige says:
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        15 team
        2 catchers

        Thanks

  161. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    Strickland “out a few months”.

    Gearrin the only guy you would be targeting there?

    • The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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      Looks like Gearrin blew it today. Festa was their closer in AAA last year. 20+ saves

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