As George Bush Jr. once said, “Fool me once, shame on you, you can’t fool me again because we won’t get fooled again,” then he was joined by Pete Townshend in a duet that made sense at the time, but now seems inconceivable.  GB was right on, and that’s how I initially felt about Matt Moore.  How many times could we be fooled by this guy?  What’s that?  Twelve?  I was asking that rhetorically, I didn’t want a number.  Why did you just say thirteen?  I don’t want a number!  Whether it is twelve, thirteen or one time fooled, it doesn’t *pinkie to mouth* Matt-er.  Yesterday, Moore went 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners with 10 Ks.  He now has a 10.3 K/9 and a 1.5 BB/9.  That walk rate, I mean muah.  That with a 8 K/9 would have me interested.  With a 10+ K/9?  Yes, please and thank you, to get politely excited.  On a related note, not sure how this happened, but I have an abundance of AL East pitchers in different leagues.  Great, terrific, adjective, except when they face New York, Boston and Toronto, which is basically every game.  FMFBBL!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Alex Colome – 1 2/3 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save.  Saves can come at any point.  Sure, it took Colome longer to get a save than it will take Chrissy Teigen to get hot again after the birth of her child, but Colome could easily get three saves this week.  Maybe she can join John at my gym.  Yeah, I was creeping on the treadmill just to take a pic of John Legend.  Maybe if this blog shizz don’t work out (pun), I can paparazzo!

Brandon Guyer – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  Who hit four singles and completed the Juan Pierre cycle?  That Guyer?!  *pointing my thumbs at Guyer’s name*  He’s hitting in the two hole, and Brandon’s gayer because he’s hitting .353.  Ya know, the other definition of gay, not that there’s another wrong with any definition of it.

Erasmo Ramirez – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks.  So, I was only three years early on this guy.  I went to pick him up in all of my leagues, saw he gets the Yankees in the Boogie Down next and turned him down for what?!  Actually, for that reason, bad next matchup.

Nick Hundley – Placed on the 7-day DL with a concussion.  He should be fine when his DL stint is up, plus or minus 750 days.

Trevor Story – 1-for-3 and his 1st steal.  He went 2-for-12 with 7 Ks this weekend.  Cust kayin’.  Literally.

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-4 and two homers (5, 6).   Auntie Em, hold down my Jose Canseco Sportflics while I’m holding down my Mark McGwire Beanie Babies during this Tor-enado!

Jon Lester – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.21.  Two Rockies were also caught stealing in this game by Lester and Ross, which is the first time in, like, ever, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

Felix Hernandez – 5 IP, 1 ER, 11 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.00.  F-Her tied Randy Johnson for the Mariners’ all-time strikeout record.  To honor him, he threw six walks in five innings.  On a related note, you wish F-Her and The Big Unit could always be tied together.

Masahiro Tanaka – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks vs Hisashi Iwakuma – 7 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks.  This was a matchup of ex-teammates from Rakuten, a city that took its name from an audio cue on Street Fighter.  Tanaka and Iwakuma’s spouses watched the game from a bar in Japan with a group of men that won a gameshow where they had to eat a bowl of ramen while in the spin cycle of a washing machine.

Alex Rodriguez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd home run.  C’mon, only 75 more homers to extreme awkwardness for everyone in the front office of MLB!

Jake Arrieta – 8 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.23.  Four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twwwwwwweeeeeelve!  Someone get me The Pointer Sisters, I have an idea for a song!

Aaron Nola – 5 IP, 7 ER.  That Nola’s safe like right after Katrina, but at least not as boring as Treme.

Carlos Ruiz – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  Or as it should be marked on his scorecard, ADHR.

Ben Revere – Aiming for the 2nd week of May.  Assuming this means when he’s aiming to return and not that someone put a calendar in the men’s urinal.

Jonathan Papelbon – 2/3 IP, 2 ER and the blown save in Citizens Bank Park.  I’m sure the Philly fans were nothing but gracious.  A few of the sweeter Philly fans even booed to help drown out the expletives.

Gio Gonzalez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 0.69, which is also code for Billy Butler standing next to a couple lying head to foot.  The Favorable Matchup Gods are smiling on Gio so far.  First matchup was the Braves, yesterday was the Phils and next is the Twins.  Obviously, the Stream-o-Nator likes him there too.

Bryce Harper – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .359.  The guy who drafted second and took Paul Goldschmidt, “It’s gonna be okay.  It’s gonna be okay.  It’s gonna be okay.  Man, I’m high up here on this ledge.”

Kevin Jepsen – 1 IP, 0 ER and notched a save on Friday and Saturday, securing himself in the closer role until Perkins re-perkinates.

Trevor Plouffe – Left yesterday’s game with an intercostal strain.  Plouffe goes the dammit!

Oswaldo Arcia – 3-for-5, 1 RBI, and a homer on Saturday.  Twins look like they’re just about done with Buxton and Arcia could be the answer, in fantasy leagues too.  I grabbed Arcia in one league, and looked for him in others but he was already gone.  If you’re hurting for some upside, I could see giving him a chance.

Albert Pujols – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Ninth round!

Nicholas Tropeano – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 0.84.  I trust Tropeano about as far as I can throw him, and, though I was once recruited to throw shot put for my local synagogue, I would not touch Tropeano outside of deep leagues.

Ryan Madson – Notched his third and fourth saves this weekend as Sean Doolittle came in for one out in the 8th on Saturday.  Apparently, without any announcement, Madson became the closer.  I have a theory.  The A’s are super cheap so rather than tell Madson he’s the closer, they’ll use him as such, then, when it’s time to talk money for a contract, the A’s can be like, “You were the closer?  I don’t remember anyone announcing that.  We’re paying you 7th inning money or we’re gonna trade you for Yasmani Grandal.”

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

Kris Medlen – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 2.38.  Doesn’t look like a bad start, but he has eight walks and eleven Ks thru two starts.  Belch.

Adam Wainwright – 5 1/3 IP, 7 ER.  After the game, he called 12,657 different people to tell them they need to shut up and trust him on their fantasy team.  He may no longer have dynamite stuff, but the customer service is terrific.

Jedd Gyorko – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  This is what it’s like owning a Cardinals hitter, “Ooh, Aledmys Diaz is hitting everything, batting over .400.  I’m gonna pick him up!  Dot dot dot.  Hmm, he was benched for Gyorko…  Ooh, Gyorko is hitting homers.  I’m gonna grab him!  Hmm, now it’s Diaz again.  Let me try Hazelbaker, I mean they can’t bench him.  And they benched him.”

Zack Cozart – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .483.  I told you to pick him up the day after the season started, and today I’m saying I told you to pick him up the day after the season started.  How’s dem apples?  Delicious!

Shelby Miller – 1 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 8.53.  Left Saturday’s game after scraping both his knuckles on his follow-through.  Curt Schilling’s ankle laughs derisively.

Yu Darvish – Nearing a rehab assignment.  His arrival time will depend on whether he needs to stop at his bookie’s.

Adam Jones – 1-for-5 and his 1st home run of the season on Saturday.  Between Adam Jones, Adam Wainwright and Matt Adams, it’s been the worst year for Adams since 37,848 years ago, according to the Truth Book.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, and, like, his 4th homer this week.  Salty is about as appetizing as too salty, but if it walks like a hot schmotato, hits like a hot schmotato, it’s a hot schmotato.  How’s that for a syllogism?!

Ian Kinsler – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  The positives: his page in the Jewish athlete pamphlet keeps expanding.  The negatives:  who’s paying for all of this paper?

Jose Altuve – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Fun fact!  Altuve thought The Big Short was autobiographical.

George Springer – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Have a feeling we’re about to see one of those 12 homers in a month-type runs.

Jason Grilli – 1 IP, 1 ER and the blown save as Arodys Vizcaino had the day off due to being asked to throw 35 pitches on Friday.  So, Arodys can close games every fifth day?  C’mon, the Braves don’t even have a game on Monday.  Did someone play Fredi Gonzalez the PSA recorded by Jeff Nelson?

Patrick Corbin – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.75.  This game was vs. the Padres.  Anything less is unacceptable.  Tough love!

Yasmany Tomas – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and two homers (1, 2).  I told you last year he’d be good eventually!  I just didn’t mention it would be for one random game vs. one of the worst pitchers in baseball.

Brandon Drury – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run.  Hasn’t really done anything so far (hitting .241, 2 RBIs coming into this game), but I’m cyclops’ing him in case he starts to break out.

Gregory Polanco – 3-for-4, 3 runs 1 RBI and his 13th walk of the season, tying him for the major league lead.  Pretty solid.  Dot dot dot.  For a six-hole hitter!  Move him up already!  David Freese is hot garbage!

Andrew McCutchen – 1-for-6 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  He hasn’t had multiple hits in a game in almost two weeks, which is likely nothing, but I wasn’t a fan of his in the preseason.  I think the Dreadless Pirate is on the wrong side of 29.  Yes, I’m an ageist.

Juan Nicasio – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks.  Went nine up, nine down with four strikeouts to start the game, and it looked like clear sailing like a WASP from the Cape, but then the 4th inning happened where he gave up all three runs.  I watched a lot of the game and he was in decent control, and limited damage as a solid starter would.  I’m big-time on the fence with him for his next start, and the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t like it.  Likely will be a league by league decision.  Or a decasio.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – Bullpen session was scratched with a groin issue.  TMI!

Scott Kazmir – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 6.43.  Velocity?  Where we’re going we don’t need velocity!  And that would be to the DL.  Fo’serious, how long until he hits the DL with a mysterious injury?  Two weeks?  Three?  After his next start?  Where’s Darvish’s bookie?  I wanna make a bet.

Carl Crawford – Will begin his rehab assignment next week in Triple-A Oklahoma City.  Hopefully, he’s Okie dokie!  Amiright?!

Kenta Maeda – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 0.47.  Damn, I wish I owned him somewhere.  You Maeda me mad!  I originally thought he was a notch below Iwakuma, but not I think he’s a few notches above current Iwakuma and about the same as Iwakuma when he first arrived here.  (God forbid anyone were to compare a Japanese pitcher to a non-Japanese pitcher.)

Joc Pederson – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  So far his strikeout percentage is 36.8%.  It’s still early, which is why he’s not batting .098.

Aaron Sanchez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 7 Ks in Fenway.  Sonavabench!  Well, I didn’t capitalize on having him in my lineup, but at least he filled me with confidence.  Not confidence in being able to choose when to start and sit guys, but confidence in Sanchez, in general.

Jose Bautista – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  He hit this home run off Steven Wright, who dryly commented, “At least Bautista didn’t flip off the bat, vampires scare me.”

Kevin Pillar – 3-for-4.  Sadly, that came with no counting stats because he was moved down the order because he was hitting around .170 in the past week.  Glad to see Pillar remembered he wasn’t being paid to just stand there.

Corey Kluber – 6 IP, 6 ER.  He’s been a real joy to own.  About as great a joy as watching that movie, Joy.  I know, I know, he wasn’t helped by his outfield.  I remember a day…  *standing now, with my fist on the lectern* …A day when he didn’t need help from his outfield.  A day… *walking out from behind the lectern, audience sees my Bermuda shorts, wondering why they’re listening to this idiot*  …A day when Kluber could overcome poor defense.  Thank you for your time, bingo will begin in just a few minutes.

Matt Harvey – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  I’m not saying it was because they had him pitch too many innings last year, but I bet Harvey would like me and everyone else to say that as he pointedly looked at Terry Collins with his best “I told you so” eyes.

Travis d’Arnaud – Sat out yesterday; he left Saturday’s game with an elbow contusion after being hit by a pitch.  He now has as many hits with his bat as he does with his elbow.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .308, and five straight games with a hit.  Could be a rising hot schmotato in a sea of MI-tatoes.

Michael Conforto – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs as he now hits third because Clint Hurdle is not the manager of the Mets.  ‘Member when I said Michael Conforto was a sleeper?  I do.

Steven Matz – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks.  And you wanted to drop him after his last start.  Uh-oh, I feel a rhyme coming on.  Tsk tsk.  Drinking that lobster bisque, rocking a C64 with a floppy disk, going to see a chiropractor with a slipped disk, wave-wave Carlton Fisk, I got egg whites, where’s the whisk?!  You were too scared to start Matz, afraid of the Indian bats?  Their lineup’s got holes!  And the Indians’ bats should be miniature totem poles.

 
  1. newbvick says:
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    going against a team mostly made of rp and looking to pick and choose sp starts in a deep h2h league this week to try and win ratios. roark is one of my worst sp. which leads to me to ask. should i start roark @mia?

  2. John says:
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    Matz and Sanchez, stream o nator hated those starts…

    A guy dropped Severino after his outing against SEA.

    Should I drop one of Aaron Sanchez or Moore for him for the rest of the season?

  3. John says:
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    Do u like trea Turner? Drop bench catcher like vogt for him?

    • Bye Felicia says:
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      @John: sure if you need speed and are willing to wait 6 weeks. Im holding him in 2 leagues

      • TTRA1N says:
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        @Bye Felicia: I highly doubt itll be 6 weeks. Noza has been worse than me and I dont even play baseball.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @John: yup, drop Vogt, you don’t need a bench C

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Don’t own a bench catcher

  4. Tomas of the Dbags or Carlos Santana. obp Roto h2h

      • @Grey: I say Santana also and it pisses me off I fall into the upside trap sometimes…. Just hate not being the guy that grabs schamato. Better check my schamato spelling

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  5. ferris says:
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    Which of zach cozart, alexi ramirez, brad miller, jj hardy ros?

    roto w ops as 6th cat

    • Cram It says:
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      @ferris: There’s no ROS with those schmo’s. Go with who’s hitting right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ferris: Agree with Cram, Cozart

  6. Punk says:
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    Thanks for the writeup. Good stuff, as always.

    Question – I am in a 10-team daily mixed 5×5. 4 starting OFs and 1 UTIL. I’m looking to augment my mostly power IF with some speed from my OF.

    Choose 3 for rotating bench bats: Gardner, Span, Myers, A. Gordon, Conforto, Granderson

    Leaning Gardner, Span, and Conforto, but hard to pass up the platoonless Gordon, the cleanup-or-leadoff-hitting-on-a-terrible-team Myers, and the will-stay-at-leadoff-even-in-the-apocalypse Grandson.

    FYI – my OF starters are Yelich, Piscotty, Braun, and CarGo. Lowercase yay for keepers you can’t drop but would love to make someone else’s problem. Is there a glossary term for that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Punk: Thanks! Gradner, Span, Conforto

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: Not sure we NEED a glossary term for that, but “Trapper Keeper” is the obvious answer.

  7. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    You wouldn’t drop seimen schoop or seager for cozart would you?

  8. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    hill (next 2 starts) = @ NYY -2.1
    @ DET -14.3

    or
    griffin vs NYY -4.4
    vs HOU -7.3
    or
    milone @ MIL -2.7
    vs CLE -2.8

    in AL only, go with which?

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: he’s the only one so far with a really good start (and 2 terrible ones).

  9. WillisReid says:
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    Hey Grey-

    Rodon with two nice matchups this week, need to pick one. I like the LAA matchup more than the SON does. Agree?

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: He is only starting Rodon for one of his starts this week. Asking which start is the better play….But I have no idea why he can only start him once though… I can translate crazy, I just can’t explain it.

  10. Just Busted says:
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    Nola or Ian Kennedy ROS in 5×5 H2H Yahoo?

    Thanks!

    I LOVE the smell of mustache wax in the morning!

  11. BitchesBeShoppach says:
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    Pederson was dropped in my league. Should I dump Dickerson for him?

  12. Swfcdan says:
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    Seems Salty was owned after all. Miggy Montero is out there though, guessing he’ll be the regular catcher now with Schwarbs out. Add him over Boeff Wellington? 16 teamer, OBP/TB over AVG/HRs. Dynasty league, but I couldn’t care if Miggy is better this year.

  13. Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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    Polanco and Arenado….Grey’s defining moments? So far so good sir. Thoughts on Javier Baez, does he play enough to take a flier on?

    • bigbear says:
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      @Uno Mas Cerveza: The chatter earlier was that Baez was going to be the “super utility” guy. He started in place of Addison Russell yesterday. Is that a day in the life of Mr. Utility, or something more sinister? No saying it’s the start of something bigger, but a foot in the door is how it starts. And Russell has done little to keep that door shut.

    • bigbear says:
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      @Uno Mas Cerveza: All that said: The Cubbies has some room for error, so I imagine they’ll be patient with Russell.

  14. Bob says:
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    Would you drop Rodon or Aaaron Sanchez or Matz for Moore?

    • bigbear says:
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      @Bob: No and no. But you may have some bat boy on the bench that could be dropped for one/both of them.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bob: Nope

  15. Count de Monetball says:
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    Morning Grey,
    Best part of Monday mornings, is the weekend recap ! Thanks! – Couple of things-(lied, really lots of things)
    1) I am trying to recall, but what round did you get Pujols in the Yahoo! Friends & Family League?
    2) Holy Matz, so glad I didn’t fall into the scurred to star against the injuns thing, WOW (loved the rap, “a yo Dre, Grey’s got something to say”)
    3) Glad to see a save from Colome, what a nice asset to have a pitcher with SP/RP eligibility getting saves! It would be awesome to see Trevor May join that group!
    4) Worried about Kyle Seager, someone in my league just dropped him, I could drop Moistasskiss to get him… I am thinking I should…
    5) Which player is the safer bet ROS Corey Seager or Trevor Story. I want/need to trade one, but not sure which one…
    6) What round did you get Pujols again?
    7) Hope you are right about Springer! is it too early to say that I heart by J-Dong, Springer, Polanco, Stanton outfield (boing)
    8) What is that feeling you get when a new player in your league drops J Upton Kyle Seager and Cole Gerritt on the same day and you check out their “playing history” and it is littered with last or near last place finishes in fantasy baseball every year?

    Thanks for the morning smiles!
    CdM

    • bigbear says:
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      @Count de Monetball: 8) The feeling I get is “Come on chump, don’t torpedo the competition for the year!”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Count de Monetball: Thanks! 1. 9th! 2. Thanks 3. Yeah 4. Yup 5. Seager 6. 9th! 7. Yeah 8. Schadenfreude!

  16. BD says:
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    Grey- Thanks for the continued cleverness and laughs. Do you think Papelbon remains closer all year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BD: Thanks! Yeah, unless he gets hurt

  17. Chris C. says:
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    Tyson Ross or Vince Velasquez ROS?

  18. Tim says:
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    Out of matz vs atl, nola vs mil, and hammels 2 starts at stl and cin I need two starters. Which do you think? thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tim: Matz, Hammel

  19. G says:
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    Hey Grey. Hope you had a good weekend. I have Finnegan but Smyly was dropped. Finnegan is my only drop candidate. Hold or go for Smiley?

    • bigbear says:
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      @G: :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Thanks! You too! Smyly

  20. Bringdaruckus says:
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    This is pure brilliance Grey! Your on your game today!!

  21. Oppo Taco says:
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    story and corbin for keuchel ? 12 team 5×5 roto. Seager is my SS

  22. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    FUN FACTS:

    The Braves and Twins have both won three in a row after starting the year 0-9. Prior to Sunday, no team had accomplished that since 1871.

  23. Hey-oh! says:
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    Good stuff Grey! If you had to pick 2 out of 3 in a keeper league, who would you take:

    Joc Pederson
    Nomar Mazara
    Delino Deshizznit

  24. Alex says:
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    Hundley or Castillo ROS? Once Hundley is back

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Hundley

  25. the swinging says:
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    On the Harper update I wouldn’t leave out the guy who drafted first and took Trout… The Trout owner standing right there with him. Harper is the best fantasy player by a mile.

    Have a question for you… I’m in a H2H (I know u hate) 6×6 with OPS daily roster locks. Speed is a little less valuable than usual (obv). I took billy hamilton like pick 160 becasue I drafted basicly no speed (except deshields the round before) so I figured I could use hamilton off the bench all here needed to try and compete in steals. He’s been hurting my team, I even had him on the bench for his 1 homer.. Is it crazy to just outright cut him?

    • bigbear says:
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      @the swinging: I would hold for a little longer. If I had Hamilton in a H2H, it would be a week by week thing on how much I started him. If SB is lop sided either way, bench him. If it’s close, I’d at least use him as a bye day fill in and maybe an every day starter depending on the other cats.

      A couple of years ago when Hamilton was first called up, they used him as a late(ish) inning pinch runner. Quite honestly, that is probably his best use in reality. If they use him that way, he won’t torpedo your AVG and the odds of him running increases because someone got on base for him!

  26. Josh says:
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    Hello Fantasy Master Lothario (FML)

    12-team mixed h2h standard 5×5 categories:
    C: hundley
    1B: E5
    2B: schoop
    3B: Frazier
    OF: Harper, Starling Marte, Jupton
    Util: Domingo, Delino
    Bench: semien
    NA: Reed

    SP: Salazar, Joe Ross, Corbin, Nola, Velasquez, Erasmo, Matz, Rodon, Liriano, Severino
    RP: Krod, McGee, Rodney, jepsen
    DL: Darvish, Wheeler
    NA: Glasnow

    A) drop semien for: aledmys Diaz, arcia, Melvin upton, kike hernandez, cozart, fat Adams, Carter or hold?
    B) drop any SP for Tyson Ross?
    C) drop hundley for Norris or Mesoraco or hold?
    D) there is no D

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh: A No B. Eramos C) Mesoraco

  27. Stowduringtaxi says:
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    Carlos Marrinez for Smyly…which side?

  28. Eric says:
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    Drop one: Kike H, Pillar, J Harrison

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Eric: kike

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Enrique

  29. J says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 Team H2H (Standard 10 CAT)

    C- D’Arnaud
    1B- Votto
    2B- Rendon
    SS- Seager
    3B- Machado
    OF- Marte, Cain, Polanco
    UTIL- Deshields, Grichuk
    BN- Hazelbaker

    SP- Archer, Matz, Smyly, Rodon, Nola, Velasquez, Severino
    RP- Allen, Tolleson, Vizcaino, Madson, Betances
    DL- TRoss, Boxberger

    1) Pick up Moore over one of my pitchers? or lose the bench bat?
    2) Colome or Rodney over any of the RP’s?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @J: 1) Over Haz 2) Nope

  30. Brian Edge says:
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    Hello Grey-

    Great stuff, per usual.

    The ass end of my rotation (Yahoo, 8 team) has Pineda, Samardzija, Nola, and Ian Kennedy.

    Would you drop any of the above for Matt Moore or Drew Smyly?

    Thanks!

      • FKA Ralph says:
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        @Grey: so you like Moore and Smyly over Carlos Martinez? Up above you told a guy Smyly over C-Mart and now Moore over Smyly. Surprised you’re this down on C-Mart and this high on Moore.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t drop C-Mart, but I worry about his shoulder

  31. Hometown Heroes says:
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    I am hurting in the MI in a 12 team standard roto with Russell, Segura and Gannett. I have Braun, Blackmon, springer, Mazara, Fowler, Reddick and J Dyson. Would you trade Braun for Dee Gordon?

  32. Kiss the Bum says:
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    This question is for anyone. I use Streamonator to set my weekly h2h. I always do it in the pre dawn hours Monday morning. Should i be clicking on “next week” or “next 7 days”? Thanks anyone.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kiss the Bum: Either work, weekly shows combined for the week

  33. bigbear says:
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    I dunno, the Bryan Adams song from the Kevin Costner Robin Hood movie was a pretty bad year for the Adams family.

    In case I forget, thanks for saving me from making a Yasmany Thomas mistake! I’ve got a Frazier sized hole at 3B so far this season… Must… have… patience…

  34. JoeG414 says:
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    Good morning all, batty call for today. Colabello @ Buchholz or O.Arcia (hot the last two days, but won’t know if he is in the line up )home Anderson Milw.
    Remember , there is a 11 am est. start today . So, our choices has to be way before that.
    Thanks.

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @JoeG414:
      Well Colabello is not even in the line up , so I took a chance with Arcia.

  35. Stu says:
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    Great write up grey!

    H2h weekly lineup points league

    1) should I start freeman or Pickup either c carter or j Mauer who have better match ups?

    2) start 2 of 3: m sano, e Suarez, t story

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Stu: Freeman 2) Not Suarez

  36. Wheelchairman says:
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    Grey your the man.

    Would you start Diaz or Kiki hernadaz over semien?
    Of Burns, peralta, parra, Kiki which two for last two of slots.
    And would you start any of the other two for Pedro alveraz in my ulti slot?

    Thanks for answering
    Happy patriots day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wheelchairman: I’d start Semien, Peralta, Burns…Parra over Pedro in Coors

      • Wheelchairman says:
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        @Grey: thanks grey, real quick would you start Kiki over Wong?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  37. Rodger Dorn says:
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    Drop D’ Arnaud for Grandal/Gomes or wait it out?

  38. BravesfanintheUK says:
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    Give: Jepsen
    Get: Odorizzi

    14 team 5×5 roto. I have Familia and Ramos and need solid SP.

    Is this fair or should I be aiming to get more from Jepsen?

    Thanks….

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @BravesfanintheUK: Odorizzi. Not close for me.

    • knucks says:
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      @BravesfanintheUK: Make this move immediately if you can.

      • BravesfanintheUK says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for all the (very clear!) responses…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  39. Nightmare says:
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    Hold Sano or drop him for Fowler, Markakis, pagan, conforto

  40. Green monstah says:
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    Howdy grey happy week 3!

    H2h pts/ weekly league (locks at 11:05 AM today for the week)

    Thinking of dropping my catcher who is D’arnaud, he’s been bad. Available options; Christian Vasquez, Francisco cervilli, miquel montero, saltalamachia , Wilson Ramos, Yasmani Grandal, Vogt, realmuto.

    Next which available bat to add; Brandon moss (1b/OF), Dexter fowler, Javier Baez, Beltran, Aledymys Diaz, Chris carter, starlin castro (2b/SS), wil Myers (1b/of), yasmany Tomas (3b/OF)

    My team:

    C- d’arnaud

    1b- rizzo

    2b- odor

    3b- Kyle seager

    SS- Xander bogartes

    IF- lindor

    OF- Harper
    OF- polanco
    OF- joc pederson
    OF- mazara

    Utility- story

    DH- trumbo

    Bench- conforto, Addison russell(2b/SS), Grichuk.

    – keep story at utility or bench him for either Grichuk, addison Russell, or conforto? Or add Any of the players I mentioned above to play at utility- then either bench story or move story to IF & bench lindor?

    Thanks grey have a good one! This is what I have to say about week 3 from a wise man; Marvin Gaye “let’s get it on!”

      • Green monstah says:
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        @Grey:

        Who to drop for fowler?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You have no one to drop

  41. theone says:
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    Remember the whole ESPN Altuve/Rizzo ranking thing? Its a lot closer than it seemed, Altuve is a beast

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @theone: I don’t remember, but it’s also been 2 weeks

  42. Dan says:
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    On Saturday, the Oakland A’s hit a homer in the first inning by REDDICK, scoring on the play were SEMIEN & BURNS. Just fantastic…

    In a weekly league – Pick Two -( Playing my father-in-law who is back to back champ)
    Corbin vs. PIT
    Ross @ MIA
    Matz @ ATL
    Eickhoff vs NYM, @ MIL

    Other pitchers that I have starting
    Keuchel
    Richards
    Rodon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dan: Corbin, Matz

  43. Shawn of the Livid says:
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    So. I need to choose between:

    Yasmany Tomas, Soler, or Ian Desmond.

    Bench bat, and MI eligibility gives a slight bonus. Tomas is 3rd base eligible which is good because I have Sano, and am worried about him (wouldn’t have drafted him but he fell considerably).

    I feel like Tomas or Soler is going to break out, you have a favorite? Oh. I hate Ian Desmond.

    Thank you sir!

  44. Phil of the Future says:
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    Morning, G.
    Hope the weekend was good. So I actually have a question for you. I don’t know much about closers and I usually punt saves in my main H2H league, but this year I bought some cheap ones just in case. My opponent this week doesn’t have a closer so I figure I’ll start one and take saves. Problem is they’re both dicey. Vizcaino or Hoover. Someone puts a gun to your head and says pick one to get a save this week or i pull the trigger. You’re not sure if the gun is loaded.

    P.

      • Phil of the Future says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, BB!
        Weekend was great. Beautiful weather here in NJ, outside all weekend with the family, held off a late charge from my opponent to win my week as well. Things are looking up!

        Happy Patriot’s Day!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice! Don’t remember my invite coming in

          • Phil of the Future says:
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            @Grey: You are always welcome in my home whenever you are in the NY/NJ area. I can talk baseball for days on end, my friend.
            My house is the one with the giant pic of Jedd Gyroko on it.

            P.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Where Gyorko’s mouth is the front door?

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                I don’t like where this is going because we might have to talk about Gyorko’s back door for full disclosure

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Too much disclosure

                  • Sky

                    Sky says:
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                    I wasn’t just happy with full frontal disclosure. I’m an all or none kind of guy.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Full disclosure, we need to spray some aerosol over by the upper, side windows, and shave his doormat

              • Phil of the Future says:
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                @Grey: HA!

  45. Abe Froman says:
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    Salty or Vazquez to replace McCann behind the dish? AL only, OPS

  46. Scott says:
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    Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy (Papelbon). Schadenfreude!

  47. JohnnyBeGood says:
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    Morning Grey! Crazy to trade Votto to get Cespedes, if I have Hosmer and White & could use a third OF ?

  48. RedRivRev says:
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    Joe Mauer’s back!

    Strike out rate is way down, hitting the ball solidly in nearly every at-bat. The guy looks like he’s going to hit .320 again. Sure, he’ll hit 9 home runs but he could have some value with a high average and OBP.

    So, the answer to how long Mauer would be out with his concussions is oh, about 3.5 years.

  49. Scott says:
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    Jeanmar Gomez with the Win last night. Ratios are ugly for a reliever, but man, what a ride!

  50. Scott says:
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    Would you sit Franco vs. Syndergaard?

  51. Nitro says:
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    The dreaded catcher question.
    Who do you like to bounce back ROS, R. Martin or M. Weiters? Thanks.

  52. Hawk says:
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    In a full season keep forever 12 team 6×6 roto league (OBP is extra hitting category) – drop Byron Buxton and pickup Michael Conforto?

  53. knucks says:
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    For Wainwright, hitters are batting over .700 when they swing at the first pitch! Yea small sample and whatnot (12 for 17), but I just find that interesting as hell.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: HAHAHAHA, yikes

  54. Kevin Barry says:
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    Nicasio, T. Walker, or Moore?

      • Kevin Barry says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  55. Winthrop says:
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    After shopping Story around the league (12 team, h2h, 5×5), someone finally bit and I ended up trading him straight up for Maikel Franco. Good trade? I think it’s good on its own, but owning Correa makes me feel even better about dumping him.

      • CMUTimmah says:
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        @Grey: You, sir, swindled an idiot. Kudos.

        • Scott says:
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          @CMUTimmah: Classic Sell High, Buy Low

  56. Moneyball says:
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    Add Saunders; drop Burns?
    This is my bench bat, occasional play for matchups or injury. No one was interested in Burns in trade offers, he went cheap in rotisserie auction and Rajai Davis was just cut as well for comparison. I don’t particularly need SBs.

    Pretty sure if you give a lecture it’s at a lecturn. But if you only end up giving a speech, then turns out it was really a podium.

    • Moneyball says:
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      Ah… and weekly league. I think that matters (Burns/Coco dilemma).

  57. royce! says:
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    It’s ridiculous how happy it makes me that games start at 8:05 a.m. pacific today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @royce!: Yeah, but I gotta get up crazy early for comments

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Wow, I hope these kids are greatful for this kind of max effort here Grey. Seriously.

        • Scott says:
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          @knucks: I’m grateful, but haven’t been a kid for quite awhile. Well, physically, anyway!

  58. ithrowplastic says:
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    Elvis or Semien pts league?

  59. Ricky D says:
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    H2H, 12 team 6×6 (AVG & OBP)

    Thinking about making a buy low run at Kluber (bought him cheap last year when he sucked early). I’m really deep at OF (Start 4). Who would be a close enough lowball offer to see if I can get him cheap?

    Harper
    Betts
    Heyward
    Puig
    Gordon
    Parra
    Holliday

    Also have Fielder at DH, Santana and Semien on the bench along with the extas OFs.

    SPs are Tanaka, Pineda, Chen, Maeda, and Nola. (start 5)

  60. I am the Walrus says:
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    Drop Kiermaier for R.Davis or Burns?

  61. Clint says:
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    14 team h2h pts dynasty Q. Who are my 3 starters & 1 streamer spot from the below guys:

    Eickhoff, Karns, Medlen, Nicasio, Waino, and/or Shelby

    • Clint says:
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      @Clint:
      On a separate note: what do you do in a league when you start dominating (thanks Razzball) & the league decides to pare rules to limit you? I’m in the 3rd year of a 12 team roto keeper league. 1st year, I lost it in the last few days or so, coming in 2nd. Next year, we kept 10 & I dominated. This year, they pared it back to 8 & I’m currently leading again by a lot. So, today, the commish says he wants to pare keepers back to 3 or 5 ‘to keep things competitive.’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clint: No idea of matchups Eickhoff, Karns, Medlen, Nicasio

  62. Stove says:
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    20-team dynasty league, I just dealt Matt Moore for Will Smith (cuz he’s on the DL and got his price cut that way) and Joe Ross. I still love Joe but starting to think it mighta been a bit of a f*ck up…but at least he’s doing his part to persuade me I didn’t just violently shart my pants with this deal

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @Stove: i’d rather have ross str up. in dynasty.

  63. Scott says:
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    Is Christian Vazquez worth a flier if you’re playing Frankencatcher?

  64. Scott says:
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    Drop Hazelbaker for Ozuna?

  65. Say no to Steven! says:
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    Hey Greylord,

    Pick 2,

    Aaron sanchez 1 start home against Oakland
    Smyly 2 starts @bos @nyy. Yuck
    Adam Conley 2 starts, wash. @ sfg. Not as bad

    H2h points typically 2 starts are the way to go but smyly in those bandboxes just scares me.

    Thanks for your help

  66. OaktownSteve says:
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    Reminder…Patriot Day game in Boston. Make any RCL moves early.

    Speaking of Boston, David Ortiz stole a base last week! There were 3 other players past age 40 to steal bases for the Sawks: Cy Young, Ted Williams, Rickey Henderson. True story.

    Albragadoccio, if it makes you feel better, I sat Sanchez in one league and I’m his cheerleader.

    What does it say about the Marlin and Angels as fringe contenders when they get swept by previously winless teams?

    I think Matt Harvey needs to go back to pitching with a sense of urgency.

    The answer to who is this year’s Arrieta is pitching for the Mets today.

    All spring word from Cubs camp was Lester threw the ball phenomenally from day one. Lester seems like a guy who sees the finish line for the Cubs this year and is going to bring that extra level of focus.

    Not a big fan of hearing about people’s dreams….but I’m gonna mention this one. I was on a riverboat that capsized because so many people ran to the side of the boat to see a dockside appearance of Jim Gaffigan as The Colonel.

    • knucks says:
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      @OaktownSteve: And papi is out of the lineup on his last patriots day game. Interesting move by Ferrel.

      Love these notes btw, thanks for taking the time here. For Lester, if only he could put a slightly higher bit of focus when he throws to first. You seem him double bounce that one for the out over the weekend?

      Haven’t been paying attention much to the news. Living in the northeast, I assume the O’s Rangers game was cancelled for rain yesterday?? Not sure, is it flooding in Arlington? Could easily look into the geography of the state of Texas, but just wondering what the game tomorrow night between the Astros/Rangers will be like. Hard times for some I’m sure, good luck to everyone down there.

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @knucks:

        They pretty much called that game night before based on forecast and then by scheduled first pitch time it was sunny. Heard they might actually have been able to get that game in.

        • knucks says:
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          @OaktownSteve: Hope you are right about Thor. Too bad his CG shutout will be blacked out by MLB.tv for me. Dammit!

          I remember Arrieta being on this guys WILL NOT TRADE list last may. Which was somewhat confusing to me at the time. He clearly knew what he was doing and it paid off quite well.

          Fast forward to this year, the guy has been inquiring for my Thor on the reg… Just feeds into my ROS thoughts on Thor’s value.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Angels and Marlins were fringe contenders? No way! Angels had two OFs and no SPs… Marlins have one SP and two bats… Hahahaha, nice dream

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @OaktownSteve: If only he could focus on throwing the ball to first base his numbers would be that much better!

  67. John says:
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    Hard for me to judge T Ross’ value. I want to move him now and have an owner interested. Is Ross for Zobrist or Gardner a good deal. If so, preference?

    • Stove says:
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      @John: Negative. I wouldn’t do either personally. Shoulders are stupid for pitchers, but from what i hear they shut down TRoss more for caution than something being seriously wrong. He might be back later this week.

      Gardner is getting platooned more and more, so for me he’s a hard no-go. Zob might be worth it in redraft, but I still think you’ll be able to peddle Ross for more value than that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @John: Gardner

  68. I am the Walrus says:
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    Deep pitching H2H league. I have Karns and Fiers on my 10 man pitching staff and they start every week. Best waiver pitchers are:
    Chatwood, Perez, Bettis, Morton, Gallardo, Erlin, Wisler, Hill.

    A-Would you drop Karns or Fiers for any of these guys?
    B-Would you stream using these waiver guys? If so who do you drop to stream- Karns or Fiers?
    C- why does this site constantly freeze both my home and my server based computer at work?

    Thanks for the help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @I am the Walrus: A. Nope B. Fiers C. Not sure, you try Chrome? Works for me

      • Simply Fred

        simply fred says:
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        @Grey: Get real Grey. I use Chrome. Screen locks frequently. Takes an hour to go through a day’s worth of comments with slowdowns/lockups. Understand the need to earn your living with adds, and don’t know that’s the problem, but you are in denial if you don’t accept/understand readers continually telling you about lockups, and you kissing us off with ‘works for me.’ Something could/should be done.
        A testimony to you that we all suffer the pain to get your advice.
        Won’t give up struggling and refreshing, but would much appreciate improved conditions. Give it some effort, please!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just saying what I use, and it doesn’t happen to me…Costs $ to hire people to do diagnostic work… Has it started to happen more?

          • Simply Fred

            Simply Fred says:
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            @Grey: Has gotten worse over time.
            I tried your suggestion below to delete cookies. I had 16 associated with Razzball. Deleted them. Logged back in. Tried to scroll down. Stops after a few lines. (Same issues. Fix didn’t resolve.)
            While typing this it hesitates for several seconds before typing shows up.
            A LOT of angst.
            (Of course, having deleted cookies, I was prompted to fill in my name and email…)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sorry, not trying to be dense, just showing that it loads three times in a minute

              • Simply Fred

                Simply Fred says:
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                @Grey: Hey, I am not the problem. I just joined the collective voice that has been shouting out daily.

                Not sure what ‘it loads three times in a minute’ means to you. But, it ignores the problems of delayed/intermittent scrolling, delays in typing, screen locking.
                Seriously, had to back up several times just typing this because text does not appear as it is being typed.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, I hear ya, and I want it to be better… We moved to cloudflare this offseason and I thought that helped…

                  • Gregjeffries says:
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                    @Simply Fred:

                    I’ve used this site daily for 3 years and have never had any delays, issues loading, freezing, etc (using Firefox). Sometimes people’s computers do weird things, might be an issue with your computer.

                • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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                  @Simply Fred: if it’s just your computer (which sounds the case) get adblocker, it appears your computer doesn’t do well with ads.

  69. OaktownSteve says:
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    A’s pitching looks good. Bassitt, Graveman both giving decent innings. Gray outpitching his FIP, which he will always, always, always do. FIP buster.

    The Royals no K approach is a bad match for Rich Hill. I think his success will be very match up driven. Would start him against free swingers only.

    Hahn is pitching very well at AAA. Surkamp may get one more start to try and stick. May not.

    A’s face RHP 24 out of next 25 games, if rotations hold up. Problem for Kris Davis who looks not at all good anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @OaktownSteve: Davis gets hot, see his 2nd half last year

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Yeah can definitely get hot. He’s going to have spotty PAs for the next month though with all those RHP and Coco healthy at the moment.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

      • Tigres says:
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        KHRUSH = Ugh. I dropped him for a batty call. Will try again in May it he heats back up…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  70. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    And now for your most boring, non catcher related question of the day:

    For the back end of your dynasty bullpen (separate saves/holds categories) would you prefer Brett Cecil or up and comer flame thrower Felipe Rivero (Was)?

  71. Rondo says:
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    I’m in a league for the first time with a maximum of 7 starts allowed per week. I should add that the only pitching positions are SP (4) and RP(2).

    SP- Carrasco, Samardzija, Quintana, Odorizzi, Matz, Rodon
    RP- Familia, Britton, Cody

    1) Would you drop any of those pitchers for Moore?
    2) My bench bats are Holt, S. Castro, Segura and Parra. If not a pitcher, is there a bat I should drop to get Moore?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rondo: 1. No 2. Holt

  72. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Grey!

    14 team H2H weekly points league…

    Who should I start? I need two out of these SPs

    Latos vs LAA and vs TEX,
    Iglesias vs COL,
    Tanaka vs TB,
    Maeda @ COL or
    J. Garcia vs CHC

    thanks

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: thanks for the quick reply… lineups lock 5 min. before first game…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  73. SpecialFNK says:
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    16 teem keeper league (keep 5), yahoo, roto, 5×5.

    give- Joc Pederson.
    get- Christian Yelich.

    I always seem to have guys that hurt me in AVG. Pederson has the good power but I can’t see him ever really cutting down the K’s enough to where he will have a good AVG.
    Yelich is still only 24 and could still get his HR numbers into the mid to high teens?

    MY TEAM
    CA- Realmuto. 1B- Duda. 2B- Schoop. 3B- Castellanos. SS- Machado (K). IN- Panik.
    OF- Marte (K). OF- Pederson (K). OF- Trumbo. OF- DeShields. UT- Rickard.
    BN- CHernandez, KDavis, MSmith, Duval, ADiaz, Lind. DL- Ethier.
    SP- Bumgarner (K). SP- deGrom (K). RP- Britton. RP- Madson.
    P- O’Day. P- Strickland. P- Gomez.
    BN- Smyly, Garcia, ChAnderson.
    DL- Ryu. DL- Boxberger. DL- JLamb.

  74. Rody says:
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    Drop Pillar for Saunders?

  75. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Weekly H2H 10×10 OPS league, which 2 OF are you holding–Grichuk, K. Davis, Hazelbaker, M. Taylor?

  76. Scott says:
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    Drop Pederson for Rickard?

  77. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    SON hates Joe Ross this week. Seems like a nice start in MIA tho. You like him better than Nola and Severino?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Devil in a New Dress:

      A’s are not swinging it well right now. Hoping @NYY and @TOR possibly help them get going but would still consider them an easyish start against.

  78. Baseball Fan 2000 says:
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    Who do you think will be the Twins closer when Perkins returns?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Baseball Fan 2000:

      Perkins for as long as it takes for him to implode again…guessing 2 weeks or fewer. Also could see a scenario where he’s not ready at the end of this stint and it lingers.

      • knucks says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Fraying in the shoulder labrum, doesn’t sound good

  79. Devil in a New Dress says:
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    Nola @ MIL, Severino vs. OAK btw

  80. nick the dick says:
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    Other day a guy offered me Noah and Russell for my Story and Familia. I went to go accept it, and the guy had pulled the offer and i’ve been trying to recreate that trade magic of some kind of Story package for Noah deal ever since, but to no avail. Meanwhile, he just offered me Lester for Story skraight up. Should I jump ark on getting a Noah deal done and just take Lester and run? Damn, I want Noah….

  81. Wywyz says:
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    I am looking to move Dozier. Should I swap him for either Trea turner, or Yelich or Kubler or hold? My team is balanced and I have other 2b options on it to replace dozier.

    • Chicken Dinner says:
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      @Wywyz: If you can get Kluber for him, absolutely.

  82. Warren says:
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    Streamonator is a bit wonky early season. Pick one starter. Iglesias is the clear winner for the Robot, but Torenado scares me a bit…Thanks! Off to an 18-2 start in my H2H league thanks to Razzball

    J. Ross @ Miami (-$4.6)
    R. Iglesias vs. Col ($17.8)
    T. Walker @ Cle ($2.6)
    A. Nola @ Mil ($4.9)
    M. Moore @ NYY ($0.5)

  83. Shawn of the Livid says:
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    Is it fair?

    Shark for Deshields. I’d be getting Deshields.

  84. knucks says:
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    Debated on changing my name to Shelby’s knucks but remembered that Shelby Miller is not worth my time

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He is not

  85. Rondo says:
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    Grandal, Molina or Ramos to replace Hundley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandal

  86. Wywyz says:
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    Trade Dickerson for Ozuna?

    And

    Trade

    Myers for Khris Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold both

  87. Rondo says:
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    Who are your best pitching and batting DL stashes (not to be confused with ‘staches)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Darvish, Brantley

  88. de nachos says:
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    Daaaaay baseball!

    Was hoping Selig snuck an addendum on his stupid daily inter-league play that day baseball is now mandatory, but alas no. Friday is the first day of the season with only night starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  89. Himom says:
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    What should I try to trade Buxton for in my dynasty?

    I’m losing faith, and I’ve probably been the biggest supporter thus far in this league but at this point I’m really worried he’s just Cameron Maybin 2.0 and I really want to try to win it all this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you can get

      • Himom says:
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        @Grey: Maeda?

  90. knucks says:
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    Holding off on streaming for the next couple days.

    Would you rather hold Oswaldo or M. Taylor for the next 3-ish days on your bench, as a wait and see?

    Could do Daniel Hudson or David Hernandez (bleckk) if I wanna go Bullpen route instead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia…. Hernandez

      • knucks says:
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        @Grey: Thanks brutha. Gotta assume you are gonna have to work in a nap at some point this afternoon? Have a good Monday Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  91. Dr Y says:
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    10 team h2h mixed auction keeper league. keep for 3 max players for 3 years with $3 raises from auction prices. Bought $3 rendon this year, but someone just dropped a $20 dozier. Does Rendon still have upside that would make me consider keeping him? Or safe to make the switch?

    PS already have CDavis and Joc, so batting average will be rough.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Dozier

  92. L-Boogie says:
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    12 team 5×5 weekly roto.

    one start Pomeranz vs Pitt or 2 start Eickhoff vs mets and @Mil?

    Thanks dude.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pom

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @L-Boogie:

      I’d roll Eich

  93. de nachos says:
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    The Rays just announced a post-game concert July 16, Bret Michaels. Sounds like a cougarific good time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wanna go!

      • de nachos says:
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        @Grey: fun fact: the Florida panther is tawny brown, while the California cougar is Tawny Kitaen

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I want Tawny Someone!

  94. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey

    Just got a trade offer where I give up Encarnacion and Cueto for Hamels and A Gonzalez. Would you make it or ask him for Rizzo instead of a gon

    • @Scott Kimmel: ask for Rizzo instead.

      The worst that can happen is he says no. The best that can happen is that you get Rizzo.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Lucky Dog he said Rizzo is not tradeable

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            >Cram It ok y

            • Cram It says:
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              @Scott Kimmel: bc both your guys are better than both his guys.

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                Cram It Cueto is better than Hamels?

                • Cram It says:
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                  @Scott Kimmel: Probably. Even if he’s not, the gap isn’t big enough to offset the gap between EE and AGon.

        • @Scott Kimmel: I’d hold then. EE hits for more power on a better team in a division with worse pitching.

          The SP in the deal are a wash.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Scott Kimmel:

      I’d take the EE Cueto side.

  95. Me.

    I’m the schmuck who took AuShiz over Harper at 1.02

    I agonized over the decision for the entire 90 seconds and somehow choose poorly.

    It wouldn’t be a problem if AuShiz was hitting like himself instead of hitting at the Mendoza line and getting walked constantly because no one’s afraid of Peralta or Castillo.

    I hold out hope that yesterday’s mental day helps Mr Shiz return to form. Thankfully my team is 21-3 to start the year anyway, but still….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not a bad start even without Shizz

      • @Grey: yes, but I could
        Have had Harper/Encarcion instead of Shiz/Betts.

        The kicking myself is beginning to sting a bit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  96. JoeG414 says:
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    Going to pickup Haz-Baker , who to cut : B.Holt or O.Arcia ?
    6×6 daily roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holt

  97. 740 says:
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    sup Grey, thanks for the read. 10team h2h

    please pick one

    Souza, Arcia, Melky, Ozuna, M. Taylor, E. Hernandez, Rickard, Saunders, Pillar.

    thank u!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Saunders

  98. TheTinDoor

    TheTinDoor says:
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    No-bench league, weekly moves. Bought an ace (Syndergaard) and a strong #2 (Cueto). I’ve “hit” on all 4 of my back-end starters. I’d like to trade one of the four young guys who are off to hot starts; which of these guys has the biggest gap between perceived value today and future value to me? All four will regress somewhat, but I’m looking to deal one so I can open up a streaming SP slot.

    Aaron Sanchez
    Matt Moore
    Joe Ross
    Carlos Rodon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon or Ross

  99. Fungazi says:
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    Why do some call him Kiké and some call him Enrique? He’s a complicated man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Self hating Jew

    • RicoSuave says:
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      @Fungazi: is like calling Robert – Bob… Enrique – Kike

      • Fungazi says:
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        @RicoSuave: Can Enrique also be called Rico?

        • RicoSuave says:
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          @Fungazi: maybe if the name is Enrico?

  100. Goldie Showers says:
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    CATCHER QUESTION!!!!!!

    I was watching an astros game the other day and they were mentioning that they are going to be giving evan gattis some work behind the dish again…he lost C eligibility this off season, but where would you rank him on the catcher top 20 if given this new C tag again??? gotta be an improvement over guys like castillo/salty/montero right??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’d be over those guys

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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        @Grey: Catch 162

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  101. Master Grey-

    MI ROS: Diaz (STL) or Lawrie (CWS)?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lawrie

  102. Jon says:
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    Would you move on from Russell Martin for Ramos, Castillo, Cervelli or Montero? I don’t want to chase the hot C or overreact if they’re all going to end up about the same in the end, but if I should make a move let me know.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  103. Chicken Dinner says:
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    H2H points.

    10pts SV no penalty for Ks

    JDMart or Joc/Jeffress?

    Thanks, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @Grey: Is it close?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No

  104. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    Would you hold onto Cervelli over Grandal?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  105. Breather says:
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    Drop D’Arnaud for Russell Martin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  106. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – trying to pick a streamer for tomorrow, between the Cobbler (@CWS) and Cain (v ARZ), both of whom SON likes, and Verrett (@PHI) ,who SON is -$5.2 on.

    Looking primarily for QS and good ratios

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cobbler

  107. TTRA1N says:
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    Saunders is the new lead off man for TOR. Is he a must add? ROS projections?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try him

  108. PHIL says:
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    Is Aledmys Diaz a good pickup ? Is he going to keep his starting job ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keep? He doesn’t start every day

  109. Duke says:
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    Grey I dropped Yan Gomes for Wilson Ramos over the weekend, but should I grab Grandal instead? Haha only kidding buddy!! Hilarious stuff I know.

    What I’m really wondering is if you think Trea Turner is worth stashing right now even in shallow mixed?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Sure, stash him if you have room

  110. Rabbit says:
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    Should I start Corbin vs. the Pirates at home, or M Moore vs. NYY on the road? (5 cat roto, K/9) Streamonator says Corbin but my gut wants me to start Moore.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin

  111. Q says:
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    Chris Davis is hitting >.230 but has 5 home runs already. Am I psyched I got him as cheap as I did, or should I fear that I’m a long power drought away from a black hole in my lineup? Should I package him with an extra closer (Rondon) for a slight upgrade? Abreu? Votto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Abreu

  112. Test Kitchen says:
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    Grey,

    Would you drop Giles for Gregerson?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      @Test Kitchen: good competitive league ya got there.

  113. Richard D says:
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    I was offered Eric Aybar for Kike Hernandez in NL only roto deep league
    Take the offer? Everyday player versus greater power?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Aybar

  114. Whiskey T says:
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    Hey man, do you think Carlos Gomez is going to turn it around? In a standard 10 team points league is it time to drop? I’ve been watching Mozara and would add him as an upside replacement. Think it’s a good move? Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t drop Gomez, I wouldn’t have drafted him either

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Whiskey T:

      I do think he’s going to turn it around. He’s got a good track record. Guys tend to play to their track record. He’s not going to hit .190.

      This situation is analogous to how people lose money in the stock market. Buy stocks high, panic sell low, miss the market bounce back. Not only does Gomez start not make him a drop, it makes him an acquire at the right price so you catch some of the regression back to career norms.

  115. Rabbit says:
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    Dammit! Just realized the weekly lineup shave closed because of the early game in Boston.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sucks

  116. Five-On-One says:
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    Getting antsy – Start Saunders (now leading off for TOR) or Semien (always fun to say) over Fielder, Dozier, Odor or Domingo Santana?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  117. ryanoger says:
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    10 team h2h redraft league (holds are counted)

    Currently rockin’ no catcher…
    c- none
    1- Rizzo
    2- Skinny Dee
    SS- Corey Seager
    3- Machado
    OF- Marte, Braun, Heyward
    Util- Mazara, Deshizznit

    NA- AJ Reed

    SP- Thor, Salazar, Wainwright, Matz, Nola, Joe Ross, Corbin, Y. Ventura, Matt Moore
    RP- K-Rod, Madson, Jepsen, Arold-Rage
    DL- Darvish, Ryu

    Which SP do I lose to add Mesoraco or should I lose Jepsen? Salty, Ramos, Hundley, and Montero are up for grabs as well but thought you would like Meso out of that mix, thoughts?

    I love my SPs and don’t want to get rid of any of them but need a catcher right?

    thanks grey!
    ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Nola, Mesoraco

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Meso over Grandal right forgot to add him into that group…?

        you rock man!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  118. Reckless and Wasted says:
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    Someone just dropped semien in my 12 team league…guess he was too much of a load for them to handle. For my Middle Infielder spot should I drop Zobrist for him? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…Sure, lose Zobrist, could backfire (no pun)

  119. Eric says:
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    Rank order: Gomes, Montero, Grandal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandal, Gomes

  120. Chris says:
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    12 Team Yahoo 5×5 (OBP), someone dropped Corey Seager. Even with Machado at SS, how much FAAB to spend (out of 100) on him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $81

      • Chris says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks – I was thinking 100 so not far off! Can’t believe he got dropped

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I was thinking $100 too, so go with that

  121. griff says:
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    In a dynasty, drop nola for gausman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  122. de nachos says:
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    small sample size but OBP leaguers, Odubel Herrera is leading NL with 12 walks and is first in MLB with 4.81 pitches per plate appearance. The Carl Crawford extreme open stance lives on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s even crazier than Polanco

  123. fried fish fan says:
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    standard 5×5
    I have a free add, who do you like ROS? Soler or Conforto?

    Or Take both and drop a pitcher like J. Nelson/Conley/Finnegan

    Fish dropped 3 straight to the braves this weekend.. it was a pleasure to watch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry, confusing…I prefer Conforto

  124. Stowduringtaxi says:
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    H2h 12 team 5×5 weekly league

    Polanco – @SD @AZ
    Or
    Deshields – HOU @CHW

    Who would you start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  125. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Watched the Mets vs. Tribe yesterday. Marlon Byrd needs to be owned everywhere solely because his walk up music is Work by Gangstarr. Any player that publicly displays his appreciation of Guru and Premier needs to be on your roster.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I need more Guru in my life right now

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: Originally, he wanted to walk up to “Discipline”, but thought better of it after looking at his k an walk rates.

        We all need more Guru in our lives.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… I’d go with Who’s Gonna Take The Weight?

  126. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Kevin Gausman, Jimmy Nelson, Brandon Finnegan – rank ’em as adds to the back end of your rotation.

    Better DL stash – Wheeler or Cobb?

    Best SP prospect stash for this season only – Urias, Glasnow, Manaea, Snell

    Better young upside SP to hold onto – Drew Pomeranz, Archie Bradley, Daniel Norris

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Finnegan, Nelson…. Wheeler… Snell…Pom

  127. OaktownSteve says:
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    Pillar 2/2 down in order. Hope he’s not turning into a 4020.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over/under days Saunders stays in leadoff spot? Two?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Who else they gonna roll out there?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Pillar, Tulo, Donaldson, Devon eventually

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Saunders will stay there until he gets hurt.

          • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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            @Grey: I DL stashed Devon eveywhere got him and Boxberger in the last 2 rounds of every draft. This is making me feel a lot better about it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice

  128. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    It’s Patriots day. Somehow it turned into all catcher question Monday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s a glorious time to be alive

      • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: Nice!

  129. Big league choo says:
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    10 team league 6x 6 ops

    My Goldy/smyly for Bryant/Frazier/Rosenthal/Adam jones

    1B votto/goldy
    3b franco
    Of j.d./heyward/kemp
    Util pederson/hazelbaker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryant

  130. Wilsonian says:
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    Soler or Piscotty?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty

  131. Jackie Treehorn says:
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    Thinking of dropping Doolittle for a short schedule batty call – hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thinking you’re a little late for today, but sure

    • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      @Jackie Treehorn: not in yahoo daily-today, closes by each team’s gametimes, only 1 of the maybe 6 things yahoo has espn beat on.

  132. Gummy says:
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    Hi, love your site.
    Would you drop any of Pineda, Raisel, or Conley for Matt Moore?
    Also, who do you see as the most valuable at year’s end between Tyler White, Anthony Rendon, and Nick Castellanos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Conley… Castellanos

  133. Jason Morgan says:
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    Who you running with the rest of the season? Arodys Vizcaino or Kevin Jepsen? Gotta drop one today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vizcaino

      • Jason Morgan says:
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        @Grey: You keeping or dropping Viz?

        • I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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          @Jason Morgan: when you say “running” he reads it to mean “who are you keeping”, so drop jepsen if you have to drop one.

  134. jojo says:
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    should i drop d’Arnaud for Mesoraco?

    and should I drop Domingo, Dickerson or Park for Moustakas?
    in 10 team roto and my team needs power.

    thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure….Park

  135. Wilsonian says:
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    Still like Pillar as a poor man’s Pollock this year?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey: would you rather have him over Piscotty as your OF4?

  136. Alex says:
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    Hi Grey, love reading your veru informative and entertaining articles. What do you think, drop Ian Kennedy once TRoss comes off DL? Am also thinking about stashing TGlasnow or LGiolito…any idea when these prospects will be called up? I am leaning towards Glasnow. Thoughts?
    Thanks much!

  137. Regan says:
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    Trying to find a good tool for picking MR for streaming in my RCL. Do you know of anything out there like that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  138. Ascher says:
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    Do I keep Kike Hernandez or add Aledmys Diaz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Diaz

  139. DasPeck says:
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    Grey, I’ve been reading for about 6 years (on and off, since my teams quite being relevant after April), and I’ve finally decided I’m sick of losing, but don’t know what moves to make in an emergency effort.. My team is currently in the cellar again, and needs some invasive surgery. I hate typing the whole roster, but I desperately need to plug like 15 holes, where should I start? My pitching was keeping me afloat (not that I really drafted for it), but you’ll see the issues I’m having even with that now… our league is standard ESPN, BUT we do have a 60 acquisition and 200 GS limit for pitchers, before you suggest I start streaming.

    C- Perez 1B- Miggy 2B- Schoop 3B- Castellanos SS- Segura CI- Seager MI- Castro
    OF – Trout, JDMart, Polanco, Joc, Ozuna UTIL- Lindor… Bench- Khris, Sano (misclick)

    P- Degrom, Syndergaard, Liriano, Taijuan, Odorizzi, NOLA, Tolleson, Colome (Berger in my Box), Rodney

    I’d really like to not have to abandon this team already. I mean, I’d like to at least pay attention in July for once (not win, obviously)… So should I start the Seagerectomy? Khrisotomy? Trade the Trout? Where to begin! I’ll take any ideas, it’s hard to do worse than last place.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea of # of teams… You shouldn’t have deGrom and Syndergaard and Liriano… Trade Sano and Miggy for Rizzo? Trade Sano and Syndergaard for Odor and Seager?

      • DasPeck says:
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        @Grey:

        Ahh, yes, 10 team roto, sorry. Thanks, Grey.
        I like the Rizzo idea.

        I’m confused on the other suggestion, as my MI spots have been doing well. You mean to upgrade Segura, Schoop, and/or Castro to Odor Seager, then try trading them off? Keep Khris riding the bench or dump?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Try the Rizzo idea and then come back to me for more

  140. Natty Boh says:
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    How bout the guy who drafted 1st and took Trout? (Ref: Harpers blurb)

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Natty Boh:

      thinking the same thing…though it is ridiculously early.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t think it’s the same

  141. ERad says:
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    I really hope Altuve finishes the year as the #1 player

    Heading out to LA tomorrow – any food recs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what kind of food

  142. Scott says:
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    So it looks like we should bench McHugh every other start?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  143. Frank White says:
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    OMG.. It took me 15 minutes to send this message.. Your website always freezes and slow. It’s not my computer cause this is the only site. Any advise???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clear cookies maybe

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @Frank White: ad blocker if that doesn’t work.

  144. Dave says:
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    15 team roto

    Trade – degrom , salazar, Hosmer
    Receive – Stanton Fiers

    My other pitchers are hamels, harvey, Iglelsias (sp) and Ross

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re paying a lot

  145. Sad Keanu says:
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    Best OF of this bunch: Haz (haz been), Pagan, K. Davis, Soler. Thanks Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  146. Frank White says:
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    Sorry no disrespect Just don’t understand. Anyway, What’s up.. Would you stream Alex Wood vs ATL ( Wisler), Which the SON loves and drop Iwakuma? I can still pick Iwakuma back up by Sunday which is a so so matchup. The only reason why i’d hate to drop Iwakuma cause he’s so damn close to pitching a great game and I feel like as soon as i drop him he’ll finally start getting some wins + QS’s

    • Frank White says:
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      I noticed you missed my question.. I’ve been on here for 5 years on every sport and love it. i just thought you had so many people on at one time and thats why it does that.. I’ll have a few sites up and no problem but as soon as i have this site it will slow down everything.. I don’t know much about computers but i thought it was maybe you having so many fans on at once.. .IDk but i hope to hear back on my question. I have nothing but respect for this site and always recommend it

      • Frank White says:
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        It’s cool.. Someone just took him

  147. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, better start this week?

    belt ($5.8) – 4 vs ari, 3 vs mia
    deshiz ($10.4) – 3 vs hou, 3 @ cws
    soler ($8.2) – 3 @ stl, 4 @ cin

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeShizz

  148. ebudz says:
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    Thanks again for the Matt Moore recommendation yesterday Grey! He scored 23 and I won my matchup by 8!

    Now trying to plan my starts this week so is there anyone here who you WOULDN’T start? Negative points are baaaaad!

    Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), ER (-2), HIT (-1), NH (+10) PF (+15)

    4/18
    Rodon vs. LAA (-7.1)

    4/19
    Ventura vs. DET (7.2)

    4/20
    Iglesias vs. COL (17.8)
    Salazar vs. SEA (10.4)
    Walker @CLE (2.6)

    4/21
    Scherzer @MIA (34.2)
    Odorizzi @BOS (-14.6)

    4/22
    Corbin vs. PIT (1.5)

    4/23
    Matz @ATL (15.0)
    Rodon vs. TEX (11.8)
    Moore @NYA (0.5)

    4/24
    Ventura vs. BAL (12.2)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odorizzi

  149. RTP123 says:
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    Pick two relievers… Betances, Grilli, Doo-Doolittle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betances, Grilli

  150. JB says:
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    Should I trade Trumbo for Hamels? I am crazy not to? I have Davis and Machao so I’m oriole heavy. Its a standard 6×6 with OBP and K/9. Rest of my team is as follows

    d’arnaud,pujols,kinsler,machado,lawrie,shaw,Chris Davis,Calos Gonzalez,Starling Marte,hazelbaker,gardner, trumbo

    Price, Salazar Maeda, Iwakuma, corbin, nola conley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • JB says:
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        @Grey: interesting … you like Trumbo that much? Or you dislike hamels that much?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You don’t need Hamels

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @JB:

      I don’t trust Kimbrel. Sawks waste nice outing from Buchholz

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @OaktownSteve:

        meant for the bottom.

        I’d hate to lose Trumbo there, but it’s decent given your construction. Depends on how much you trust Hamels. He’s been pretty consistent.

        Figured I’d give an answer since I hijacked the thread.

      • knucks says:
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        @OaktownSteve: That Uehara stat line has to be painful for those with him in your lineups. Just not something I wanna start my day/week with. Ouchies

    • knucks says:
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      @JB: Shouldn’t you be saving this for the Pod JB?!? haha kidding

  151. dhouse says:
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    I have both Archer and Wainwright in roto league (other SPs are Carrasco, R. Iglesias, Jaime Garcia, Aaron Sanchez, Joe Ross, and B. Finnegan).

    I’m obviously not going to drop them but I am getting worried. Should I be looking at trying to trade either? If so, for what level of player? Or just hold? Bench either?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trade Waino

  152. Kwoox says:
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    First off….Big time shout out, by FAR the best baseball information site. You know your shit. Roto 12 teams were sitting real pretty….
    C. montero
    1. Rizzo
    2nd: Odor, rendon
    SS: Starlin
    3rd. Manny machado
    OF:Polanco
    OF: Springer
    OF Parra
    OF: Span
    UTL: Pujols
    UTL: Hosmer

    RP: Tolleson, Mcgee and Gomez…….This kid offered us Abreu, wainwright and pineda (both i would drop) for castro and Gomez…..what’s your thoughts. Problem is we got UTL filled with hosmer and pujols. He’s got chapman and his sitting in dead last right now im in 3rd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take Abreu though not sure where you’re playing him

    • knucks says:
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      @Kwoox: Who you gonna slide into SS? If its Machado in Yahoo, then the question is who goes into 3B? Rendon? Like Grey said I’d want Abreu. The “where he will play part” will get figured out along the way. Its so very worth landing the value of Jose Abreu. Worst case scenario, you will prob be in the driver seat with another trade chip for whatever it is you’ll need in the near future.

      • knucks says:
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        @knucks: And what I mean by that last part is that in a 12 team league someone has to realize they are hurting at 1B and will see that you have 4 solid ones. Not sure where there is a hole on your team. But get rid of Wainwright while you still can.

        • knucks says:
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          @knucks: Wait wait wait… I’ve been reading this like you are trading away Carlos Gomez. If that’s Jeanmar, this bottom dweller needs to be kicked out of your league.

          • Kwoox says:
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            hahaha yea…..Since it’s yahoo I’m able to slide Manny into 3rd or SS….I can always add guys to fill in. I’m cool with this move but exaclty what Grey said where to put them but What if i Can’t move any other 1b player. Sitting with 4 awesome ones is great but damages because you have to always sit 1. (whoever you sit will go off) at that point always starting rizzo and abreu so sitting pujols and hosmer absed on matchups? ehhhh

            My thing, he’s got nolan and chapman too….trying to give a “ton” making it look better. Rendon, starlin, pujols hosmer and gomez for nolan abreu and chapman. There are so many guys I can add that I’m not worried….Thoughts?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Obviously I like Arenado

  153. Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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    I come for the catcher questions, I stay for the “Beautiful Slavic girls want to date you” ads.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  154. Big league choo says:
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    10 team h2h 6×6 OBP league

    Lose Adam jones or pederson for

    Madson

    OF j.d., heyward, kemp
    Util frazier
    BN jones/pederson

    I have svs with Jansen, britton, Rosenthal…but feel like I could move one of then to help out at mi or as a package for stud Sp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t need another RP

  155. Patrick says:
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    Matt Moore or Justin Verlander? 10 Team, H2H.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore

  156. Mikey Boy324 says:
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    Grey who has better upside Oswaldo Arcia or Tomas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  157. Odor's Odor-izzi spray says:
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    Wil Myers or Tyler White? League included ks, OBP and SLG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      White

  158. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    What do you think of Domingo Santana v. Joc pederson in OBP / OPS leagues? Joc is higher on the player rater by a lot, but Domingo’s hitting leadoff, cut his strikeouts (compared to Joc’s 40-something%), showing far better plate discipline in the early going (.370 obp), and playing every day…

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Domingo

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! I’ll probably let Joc go after his COL games this week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  159. JP says:
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    HxH league that counts Hits and Avg, as well as other 5×5 stats

    Would you trade Andrus and Lemahieu (or Yelich) for Suarez/HanRam?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Yelich

  160. Scott says:
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    I’ve got Glen Perkins and Lance McCullers DL stashed in one league. Which one would you drop to get Yu Darvish instead?

    • Scott says:
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      @Scott: I’ve got Familia and Rodney and Jeanmar has been filling in for Perkins.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @Scott:

      Personally, I think Perkins is cooked. At some point he’ll come off the DL and be terrible and lose the job permanently.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Perkins

  161. Slim

    Slim says:
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    Re: Comparing Japanese pitchers to other Japanese pitchers… It’s so bad in basketball on draft day. If they are a 7-foot foreigner with a jump shot then they’re the next Dirk. If they are white they will only get comped to other white guys. Last year when Devin Booker was drafted was the worst, all the major outlets kept saying “he’s the next Klay Thompson!” I bet if you don’t know who Devin Booker even is you now know what he looks like… They aren’t even remotely apologetic about it like you kinda were. So yeah, thanks for pointing it out. It’s absurd.

    So is this little rant considered ‘a millennial thing to do’? It kinda feels that way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A think millennials are super sensitive to this, but I’m all for blaming them if we want

  162. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    @Grey: Just made a trade in my 16 team H2H points keeper league. Scoring heavily favors pitching and we only keep 3 players. Roster I inherited was very wonky. Just landed Jose Fernandez and Delino for Matz, Polanco, Salazar (none of which I would have kept). Loving this for the long term! Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  163. Scott says:
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    Ooh, Kimbrel just stuck it to Tazawa.

  164. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Got an offer where I give up Altuve for either Greinke or Felix. Was I right to pass it up and ask for either Kershaw or Arrieta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  165. E says:
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    Starting Archie Bradley tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not

  166. MIke says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I am in a league with a crazy man – just dropped …

    Chris Archer
    Garrett Richards

    I am waiting on Yu Darvish to return, but should I drop him for either of the above?

    Thanks!

    Mike.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Archer

      • MIke says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Bill Lumbergh says:
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      @MIke: No offense, but you might need a better league… ?

      • MIke says:
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        @Bill Lumbergh: None taken – I didnt make the move.

        • Bill Lumbergh says:
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          @MIke: I should say “need a deeper league”… Good move staying put in a shallow league!

  167. Det. John Kimble says:
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    Doolittle or Madson in that A’s bullpen? I am inclined to say neither, but there are no closers I am comfortable with on the wire (Hoover and Rodney).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Madson

  168. Kirk says:
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    Keep running Diaz out there, or grab someone like Semien or Asdrubal instead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien

  169. Dropping Dingleberries says:
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    Grey – fantastic stuff as always. Bored out of my mind with underwhelming Corey Dickerson. Would you drop him for any of – Pagan, Colby Rasmus, Billy Burns or Brandon Moss (gulp)?

    If so – who would you target? Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Hold

  170. Mike says:
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    Who’s your Batty Call for today? I’m in Yahoo so I can pick someone up even after the morning game

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brito

  171. Matt says:
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    Which side do you like Miggy/Morales/Familia or Stanton/Ortiz/Romo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  172. ryanoger says:
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    10 team h2h redraft league (holds are counted)

    c- Meso
    1- Rizzo
    2- Skinny Dee
    SS- Corey Seager
    3- Machado
    OF- Marte, Braun, Heyward
    Util- Mazara, Deshizznit

    NA- AJ Reed

    SP- Thor, Salazar, Wainwright, Matz, Joe Ross, Corbin, Y. Ventura, Matt Moore
    RP- K-Rod, Madson, Jepsen, Arold-Rage
    DL- Darvish, Ryu

    Moustakas was just dropped. I need the power, he is worth a waiver, based on my team above right? Who would I lose I’m running out of guys to drop…or hold?

    thanks man!
    ryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You have no one to drop

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        Yeah, that’s what I was thinking…we need to add a roster spot or two for next year…only having 22 roster spots kills me.

        thanks grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  173. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: A few days after some team dropped Charlie Blackmon, who I picked up and stashed on my DL, another team has dropped Todd Frazier… needless to say, I have a waiver claim in on him for Carlos Santana.

    My question today is: Since my league counts both BA and OBP, is Mauer good value? I am thinking of picking him up if I end up with Frazier to hold my UTIL spot until Frazier gets going…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t be interested in Mauer in a league that’s dropping Blackmon and Frazier

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @William Hung:

      That’s all just silly.

      • William Hung says:
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        @OaktownSteve: Yeah I know! These guys are so impatient – we only have 6 moves per week, and going into the season, I was thinking of using all 6 of pitching streamers, but I’ve been using them on waiver claims. Earlier drops included Kipnis and Rendon. Kipnis is still a FA! I can’t pick him up because I need power and Schoop profiles better as a power guy than Kipnis.

        If I do end up with Frazier (my waiver priority is 10, so it’s unlikely), I’m going to need a hot schmotato to hold me over till Frazier gets hot…

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @William Hung:

          Wow…how many teams are in this league?

          • William Hung says:
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            @OaktownSteve: 10 team league, cats are standard 5×5 with added Ks and OBP for batters, K/9 and L for pitchers

        • knucks says:
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          @William Hung: Is the ‘pants on the ground’ guy in this league too?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            HAHA

          • William Hung says:
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            @knucks: hahaha nice reference! No this league limits American Idol contestants to 1

  174. OaktownSteve says:
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    Man how good does Travis Shaw look so far?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bad

  175. mike ferrari says:
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    thoughts on Josh Harrison?

    Thinking about getting Pap/Mcgee/Casilla for him.

    if i do, which you recommend?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you need

      • mike ferrari says:
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        @Grey:

        Let me rephrase, thinking Harrison and Colome for pap. (have andrew miller, allen, 13 team mixed) fine on steals (got deshiznit)

        Will harrison stick in the order when Kang back?

        Feel like colome is just relevant until boxberger is back

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Harrison should, Mercer’s PT will be affected

  176. OaktownSteve says:
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    The thing above about Frazier and Blackmon being dropped makes me wonder, is there an official razz term for a league that’s so uncompetitive as to be a joke?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah…. It is a different type of experience, you need to have all All-Stars otherwise you’re in trouble

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: These guys are all baseball fans and know a lot about the game. This is a league with my college buddies, and my first year playing with them, but I’m in shock at how impatient they are.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m not judging, Frazier is annoying to own right now, but he shouldn’t be dropped

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: I agree with @OaktownSteve that there needs to be a term for premature/panic dropping… On the flip side – if these players my leaguemates have been dropping don’t turn things around, it’s a smart drop. I recall guys like Hank Blalock or Garrett Atkins where the bottom fell off so fast.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Garrett Atkins! Nice call back, hoping Frazier isn’t that, but there’s gotta be more patience to find out, cause at this point, it’s a guess by them

              • William Hung says:
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                @Grey: I only call that back because he was on my team the season before the bottom truly fell out. The year I owned him, he still got to 90+ RBIs, but his BA was like .200 for a long period before he got hot. I avoided him like the plague the next year.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, agreed

  177. Burt says:
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    H2H 5×5
    Drop d’Arnaud for Wilson Ramos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okay

  178. sagnof.R.E.A.M says:
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    3 REALLY FUN QUESTIONS

    1. Iwakuma/andrus/blackmon (dl)
    Or
    Heyward/Aledmys Diaz/Cishek?

    2. Estrada over Nicasio?

    3. Appreciate the d’arnaud elbow hit counter… dump him for keepin it Realmuto? d’arnaud can’t stay on d’field but I keep drafting him.
    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward…. Nicasio…Yeah, Realmuto

  179. OaktownSteve says:
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    Your weekly reminder…continue the strong hate for Gio, it’s working. I hear he speaks ill of your mother, by the way.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      Stopped throwing curveballs, started throwing change ups. The ipso drafto narrative of the year is the Nats changed team landscape with the new coaching staff. Baker, Lopes, Maddux.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ipso drafto, nice!

      • Sky

        Sky says:
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        He’s also faced the Braves and the Phils and featured a 3.82 xFIP over that small span. With a career 3.83 BB/9 rate and currently only walking 2 per in those two lone starts, I’m not sure I’d be jumping on the small sample size myself.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          @Sky:

          What, you don’t think he’s going to finish the year with an 0.69 ERA?

          I’m not saying he’s all of a sudden an SP1. I did have some reasons for liking him including Maddux picking up a flaw in his delivery which he thought might help the control issue.

          I picked him in Scout, Albringer of Rain mocked me. I defended him. Then I doubted myself. Then said Albringer drafted him in Tout. Then I suggested we think positive thoughts. Then we decided I would think positive thoughts and he would think negative thoughts. So far so good.

          • Sky

            Sky says:
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            Haha, gotcha. I think a repeat of 2015 with better luck should be in line. Maybe an SP3? He went cheap enough that value should be reached on anyways.

            • OaktownSteve says:
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              @Sky:

              I could see him as a high 3, yeah.

              • Sky

                Sky says:
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                Yeah, 2015’s .341 BABIP likely normalizes so there’s reason for hope in a bounceback to some reasonable WHIP numbers. I’m picking up what you’re putting down now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why does Gio do that?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        He has issues.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not cool, Gio!

  180. Big league choo says:
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    10 team 6×6 qs

    Shane greene or nate karns as back of rotation flyer

  181. Scott says:
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    Which matchup is more lopsided today?
    Syndergaard vs. Eickhoff
    JoFer vs. Roark

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Noah

  182. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    5×5 roto 8 teams. I have springer and was offered mazara and familia for him. I’m leading hr and RBI but almost last in every pitching category, my pitching should bounce back but don’t want to get too far back in points

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer side

  183. Cooper says:
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    Grey, good sir. I’m trying to pull off a trade and send off Story, possibly with Trumbo and Kluber or Matz. Of course, when he said Sale was off the table i said so are my 2 pitchers.

    I might be able to get Stressbird instead (and Diaz) Am i wrong to think of including Corbin or Walker. He has also offered Tanaka str8 up for Story. Maybe i do that as an alternative. This league has K/BB ratio as a category in 10 team h2h. (Keep 6)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Strasburg for Story/Matz

      • Cooper says:
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        @Grey: thanks for the help. He countered and added Tanaka wirh Diaz and Straus for Trumbo, Story and Matz and i took it. I’m solid on power. Tanaka’s whip and k/bb rate will give me a good trade chip later

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds solid

  184. Hi Grey … I nearly picked up Arcia for the short-schedule day but grabbed Granderson instead. The SoN was high on both. Here’s to hoping both have a good day.

    Would you roster Arcia over, say, Ozuna?

    In a league with both saves and holds as separate categories (with a special eye for Ks, ratio help, and holds guys who might become closers), who’re your top three choices between Soria, Joe Smith, Trevor May, Perkins, Jumbo Diaz, Ken Giles? Right now I have Smith, May, and Giles rostered; the others are on waivers or will soon clear waivers.

    Many thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, Ozuna… Hold the MRs

      • @Grey: Of the other three (Soria, Perkins, Jumbo) who do you think is most likely to have an uptick in value? I have a roster spot for streamers and I probably won’t need it for a few days. Could be worth grabbing a reliever in case the landscape changes.

        Thanks again…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Soria

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  185. Sing Us a Vogelsong You're the Pineda Man says:
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    I give up Stanton and Harvey

    I get Mookie and Noah.

    10-team keeper points league. K’s are minus one for batters and plus one for pitchers. Harvey’s mechanical issues are making me nervous. I’m assuming Stanton and Mookie will both get going and be comparable. Tough call, please help me Lothario.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  186. Tyler says:
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    Drop Domingo Santana for Travis shaw?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  187. Teddy Heater says:
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    We’re both predicting ToreNadoes over the next few days. Can’t believe he just turned 25, crazy! Quick trade Question 12 team h2h

    Castro & AJ or Kluber & Heyward

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just turned 25 too, in feelings… AJ Ramos? Kluber side, not close

      • Teddy Heater says:
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        @Grey: You just turned 15 in feelings, don’t short yourself. AJ, Adam Jones, Yo!

        We just hashed it back in forth to Castro & Hanley for Kluber & Heyward

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aw, you know how to make a guy feel special! Heyward side

          • Teddy Heater says:
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            @Grey: Thanks Mang. I do like Hanley having that 1b eligibility, but I already have Rizzo & Belt, needed to move a MI as Odor, Segura, Rendon & Turner stashed.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem… How was your weekend?

              • Teddy Heater says:
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                @Grey: Can’t complain. We skipped the LA Pug meet up because I had football, which for the 5th straight week, I scored 2 TD’s. I may be fat, but I got hands like Gronk! Odie and Mugise got to come to the game and got mad attention as usual, they’re total people whores. We’re going to a dog B-day next Sunday in Sherman Oaks at the Zoom Room. My buddy rented out a room or space, it’s indoor and they get to run around the agility course and stuff, seemed pretty cool. Would Teddy like that?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Teddy likes anything that has to do with running and shizz…. He doesn’t like people though… Ted’s mad anti-social, takes after his old man

                  • Teddy Heater says:
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                    @Grey: HAHA! We like our small circle too buddee! I’ll be the guinea pig for this Zoom Room thing and if it’s cool we can get the boys together so they can do their Zoomies. Ironically that’s what we call Odie when he goes into spaz mode mode and starts running around doing his laps like a maniac.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Zoomies — ha! Ted would like to do a zoomie!

  188. jacks says:
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    How you feeling about Brandon Moss as a 5th OF? I added him and started him this week over Hazelback and Saunders on the premise that home runs usually come in bunches. There are playing time concerns of course, but he’s a 25-30 HR bat and could have a bounce back year, no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He won’t play every day

  189. knucks says:
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    Ozuna.

    I want to believe… the guy has both Barry Bonds and Andre Dawson at his disposal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seriously

  190. mike says:
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    Drop Duffy for for one of Turner/Harrison/Castellanos, or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cast

  191. Jiggy Nits says:
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    we share a bond sir.

    i own a 4$ jake peavy in my NL only roto 5×5

    what are we doing with him? hide the pickle except home starts? droppable? thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him in a weekly and daily

  192. Bosox says:
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    Thinking of dropping Corbin for joe Ross. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  193. Big league choo says:
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    6×6 qs

    Nate karns or shane greene as a flyer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Karns

  194. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Grey… as always.

    14 team H2H points weekly league…

    this is my team.

    C Realmuto
    1b Santana
    2B Odor
    3B Machado
    SS Semien
    OF Stanton
    OF Marte
    OF Springer
    Util Polanco

    SP Syndergaard
    SP Maeda
    SP Tanaka
    SP Rodon
    SP Iglesias
    RP Colome
    RP Storen
    RP Tolleson

    Bench
    OF DeShields
    SP Conley
    SP T. Ross (injured)
    SP J. Garcia
    SP Latos

    3 x DL spots
    SP Cobb
    SP Daniel Norris
    SP E. Rodriguez

    What should I do to make my team better? any suggestions?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Allow me to manage it? Upgrade your 1B with your OF… Trade Springer or Marte for Abreu, play DeShizz

      • RicoSuave says:
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        @Grey: Thanks again! I’ll try to move one of them… will keep you posted…

  195. True and Correct says:
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    For this week. Points. Eager/Springer v. Story/Cain ? Feels like a coin flip. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eager?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Springer side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Still no idea who Seager is

      • True and Correct says:
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        @Grey: Corey. s.s./o/f/ v. s.s./o.f.
        I presume you like Springer/Seager over Cain/Story in points, then ? Sorry for the confusion.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Springer side

          • True and Correct says:
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            @Grey: Thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  196. True and Correct says:
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    Seager.

    • knucks says:
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      @True and Correct: There are two Seagers playing baseball… specify. Don’t make this difficult.

      • True and Correct says:
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        @knucks: Guess I assumed s.s./o.f. v. s.s./o.f.
        My sincere apologies.

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      @True and Correct: just say ceager

  197. Cohen says:
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    Grey, are u starting Rodon tonight against LAA?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  198. Josh d says:
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    You think the white sox vs Angels ( Rodon vs Santiago will get above 8 runs) Angels bullpen is beat up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

      • Josh d says:
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        @Grey: high scoring game or low scoring

  199. Bocephus says:
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    Which deal is better?

    I give up Cole/Story/Maeda for Syndergaard/Bogaerts
    Or
    Story for Frazier straight up (Have Longoria at 3B)

    Or would you hold?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Noah/Xander side

  200. Boomer19 says:
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    Good day! I want to trade one of my closers for Deshields. I have Kimbrel, Street and Casilla (5 rp roto league). Should I trade any of them for Deshields if I have to? Obviously I am starting with Casilla then Street then Kimbrel.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Casilla or Street

  201. Josh d says:
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    Villar, Melvin upton, hardy, Ahmed, Arcia, lamb

    Choice for bench bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arcia

  202. Knucks says:
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    Really thought they’d give Brito a decent shot/look. Less than 50 ABs I’m sure. Wonder if this means a Peter O’brien appearance sooner than we though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, bit surprised too

  203. gangreen says:
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    I have noah ,arrieta , rodon , lackey ,rich hill, dylan bundy, ziegler,britton, and papelbon for pitching. Limited innings pitched in my league rotisserie. I want to trade for domingo and could with my pitching since he has no pitchers. None hes got like ten bench bats. Who should I try offering and be fair with it. He has no closer no relief whatso ever. I wanted to offer will myers for him but hes my backup first basemen to pujols.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hill or Lackey

      • gangreen says:
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        @Grey: I picked up oswaldo arcia yesterday I love hime every year but if think this years it. Also avisail garcia again every year I own him in the begining. Should I pick up drury and drop avisail. Did you think of arcia because I commented to you about him. I figured when I saw him it was so under the radar and then all the sudden hes batting almost .280

        • gangreen says:
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          @gangreen: should I keeping rich hill over lackey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m with you, I like him too

  204. mrbaseball says:
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    Carlos Rodon for Belt – keeper league – which side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

  205. Dudeman says:
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    Drop severino for a streaming spot or hold?

    Thanks meaaaaaaaan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, in shallower leagues

  206. hankp says:
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    I currently have Rasmus as my UTIL in a 14 team 5×5 with a pretty well balanced offense. Would you hold with guys like Khris Davis, Desmond, Yasmany, and Avisail recently cut loose by others? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can lose Rasmus

  207. Corey says:
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    Should I try to flip Cano for an ace SP while people are still drooling over his out of the gate power surge? I only have Jean Segura in reserve as a replacement and there are slim pickings on the wire for 2B (Schoop, Harrison, Walker, KiKi).

    • Mrs.Featherbottom says:
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      @Corey: He’s a late boomer!

    • muskysmell says:
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      @Corey:
      I wouldn’t necessarily say schoop is slim pickings…he’s putting up elite numbers so far in, albeit, a very short season thus far. Major sleeper potential.

      I would trade Cano for an ace and pickup schoop if I could before Cano’s walker gives out and loses it’s right tennis ball

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d trade Cano

  208. Funscombe says:
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    Thanks for a great write up as always, Grey!

    My team is not off to a great start. I could use some more pop. Castellanos is available in my league and is really calling my name. Like a siren. The alluring song of the Castellanos. Hazelbacker is available as well

    I have Todd Frazier at 3B, Tyler White in UTIL, and currently have Freeman riding the bench. I think I saw above that you feel Castellanos > White. Drop White for Castellanos? Or Drop White for Hazelbacker? Hold? What is the meaning of life?

    Alternatively, I could drop one of my pitchers for either of those bats: Nicasio, Nola and Ross are all candidates…but in that case I would just be dumping a pitcher for a bench bat and I’m not as keen on that.

    Separately, I parted ways with Hoover as my third closer because he made me feel like I belonged in a shanty town with my pockets turned inside out.

    I can pick up Jepsen, Gomez, or Madson to fill the void…leaning Jepsen but not sold.

    Can you help me end my great depression? ^_^ Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold White, don’t lose an SP for a bench bat…Jepsen, yes

  209. muskysmell says:
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    half my team is slumping (mookie, bryant, heyward, xander, abreu) and I lost schwarber for the season….still in first place. Gotta love it baby…
    #blessed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

  210. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Grey! Peralta or Reddick for the season? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick, pretty even

  211. muskysmell says:
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    Grey
    Would you do a A. Sanchez + Nicasio for C. Rodon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah… Sanchez and Rodon are pretty even

  212. Dommattingly says:
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    10 team H2H…lost both of the first two weeks by a MFin SB!! Do I drop Ian Desmond or Gattis to add Rajai? Or do I add Billy Burns? I also have Hazelbaker and Angel Pagan as movable pieces!! Sorry, took the weekend off, don’t know what the hell is goin on!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond for Burns

      • Dommattingly says:
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        @Grey: thanks G!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  213. Greg says:
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    1)ROS, Nunez or Haze? All cats…little edge to speed.
    2) trade rate, I give haze, Velasquez, Chapman get posey…pitching is strong, 4 Closers deep, no catcher
    3) same q, trade to same team (has 3 catchers!) Haze for Cervelli straight up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haz… Posey side… Haz

  214. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. currently rocking castro/story at 2b/ss and we dont start an additional MI. was offered odor for my papelbon (my other closers are gregerson and jeffress). pull the trigger or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Odor, though not sure why you need him

  215. JoeG414 says:
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    Rodon doesn’t have it tonight. Hope he gets out of the first

    • herschel says:
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      @JoeG414: happy monday. what a way to start out the week….

  216. FrankGrimes! says:
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    Rodon…
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @FrankGrimes!: My ERA just jumped from 3.29 to 3.69 in 1/3 of an inning.

      • Chicken Dinner says:
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        @VinWins: GuaranTEE he misses his next start.

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @VinWins:
        I don’t even want to look.
        It’s going to be worse than yours tho!

    • nick the dick says:
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      @FrankGrimes!: Reeeeeally didn’t need that in the FCL. Time to microwave my leftover shittacos!

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @nick the dick:
        Brutal. I think FCL is only
        League I don’t have him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Effin’ ridiculous

  217. Big league choo says:
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    10 team qs

    Jo-Fer or lester and c-mart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Fer

  218. muskysmell says:
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    damn the cubs offense is wretched right now

  219. Jon Doe says:
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    Last week Matz, this week Rodon… Great ways to start the week. At least last week my era miraculously finished at 2.33.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear that

  220. muskysmell says:
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    Tanner Roark was my 2-start pick-up of the week….ugh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try owning Rodon

      • Moneyball says:
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        Try starting both.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ouch… You need a hug

      • Moneyball says:
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        Also had the Matz start last week mentioned above…. that ended with a sweet Sunday of Matz & A.Sanchez & Corbin [2 ER in 20 Innings].

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rodon go again on Sunday?

  221. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:
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    And the Story continues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        @Grey: dang -ya beat be to it! lol

    • Moneyball says:
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      It’s gonna be tough to author the first rookie 40/40 season without some singles and walks!

  222. Lucky Dog says:
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    The Story continues. 2B & a HR so far…

    Cust sayin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  223. nick the dick says:
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    Oh Story, a Bomb Voyage for me? How thoughtful!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  224. Derrick says:
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    JD Martinez for Sanu/Salazar.

    Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

  225. Clos says:
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    Would you had ryu or Carl Crawford into DL if you had a DL spot?

  226. There once was a fellow named Goldschmidt
    I seriously thought he could hit
    But it’s all “whiff whiff whiff”
    This dude is a stiff
    He’s totally playing like….crap?

    I suck at rhymes.

    Also; trying the reverse jinx to get his mojo back. Hey batter batter batter, swing batter!

    • Fungazi says:
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      @Lucky Dog: You are bashing a guy on pace for 40 homer, 120 RBI and constantly robbed of MVPS?

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        @Fungazi: not bashing at all….trying to get the mojo going.

        Just having fun with it – he’s hitting .200 – I coulda had Harper. Gimme a break.

  227. Brett says:
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    Grey

    I know you are a fan of Domingo Santana but would you trade him for Carlos Gomez?

  228. Brett says:
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    We have categories for hold and another for saves. Would you trade Jepsen for stroman my relievers are tolleson colome street McGee jepsen and dyson.

  229. JoeG414 says:
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    Haz-baker (playing time ) or Maxell Smith as an extra bat ? Or maybe both ?
    6×6 mixed roto

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @JoeG414:
      Use my number one waiver clam for Haz ?

    • JoeG414 says:
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      @JoeG414:
      It’s a daily league

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