Subliminally, I nod my whenever Reynaldo Lopez is mentioned.  It’s a disease similar to Jimmy Legs; it’s called Lo-Pez Head.  Yesterday, my Lo-Pez Head nodded for all the good he was doing (6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunenrs (3 BBs), 14 Ks, ERA at 6.03).  Lopez faced Murmurer’s Row of Detroit and sent them down, down, down, down–how many downs is that?  4 downs at three downs per down, that’s still only 12 downs and he had 14.  Damn, that’s too many Ks for even the Alt-Right Sox.  Usually Reynaldo Lopez rattles off a bag of Dick Poles.  Am I now interested?  Do I look *makes nutter rolly finger motion on side of head*?  He was once a big-time prospect with a mid-90s MPH fastball that can hit straight-boing type levels.  I see his current 11.2 K/9 and get weak in the knees, can barely speak, but his 4.9 BB/9 is his usual Pitfall Harry and his 5.47 xFIP doesn’t scream confidence like a man with 100-point font.  I’d continue to view him as a streamer for now.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend for fantasy baseball:

Eloy Jimenez – Hit the IL with a high right ankle sprain, after he crashed into a wall.  I don’t blame Eloy; I blame television and those Kool-Aid commercials.

Matthew Boyd – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.13.  Flavor Flav’s fantasy baseball team, “Yeah Boyd!!!” is having itself a season, and this is from Flav who usually only plays fantasy baeball, drafting Hoopz, New York and Pumkin in the first three rounds.

Eric Sogard – 3-for-6 and his 3rd homer, and 3rd homer in the last five games, hitting .415.  Hot schmotato alert!

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 1-for-4.  On Friday, the Jays optioned down Richard Urena to call up some kid named Vladimir Guerrero Jr.  Poetry really, since Vlad Sr. once opened his urethra to bring up Vlad Jr.  Think Vlad Jr. could be spurring so many emotions (at least for me), because he’s the first major leaguer’s son who I can remember watching his dad’s whole career. Unless you count Adalberto Mondesi but he disowned his father.  This is like an extended video of Cat’s in the Cradle and I’m here for the blubbering.

Aaron Sanchez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 2.32.  His pre-Vlad Guerrero Jr. his ERA was 2.77 and post-Vlad Guerrero it’s 0.00.  You don’t think Guerrero has anything to do with that?  C’mon.

Brett Anderson – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.35.  But how does this relate to Vlad Jr., because that’s all I want to know about. Do you have Vlad Guerrero Jr. fatigue yet?  I do, as in I’m wearing fatigues that are covered in pics of the Guerrero family so I can camouflage myself at the next Guerrero family reunion.

Chris Bassitt – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners (0 BBs), 9 Ks, ERA at 0.75.  Here’s how my morning went yesterday.  I’m on a mission to see every Vlad Guerrero Jr. at-bat in the major leagues, so I turned on the Toronto game.  When prompted, I chose American English broadcast instead of Canadian English and settled in with some Moose Munch and a Molson.  As a by-product, I got to watch Trent Thornton (5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (5 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 5.08) and Chris Bassitt.  First hitter, Eric Sogard hit a 89 MPH cutter off Bassitt for a home run and I mentally tuned out on him.  Thornton has some wipe-out pitches, but no clue where they’re going most of the time.  Then, as each inning passed, Bassitt started to win me back.  The Jays were helping him by swinging at balls, but Bassitt’s cutter that Sogard jumped on early looked nasty later on.  I came away impressed.  I didn’t add him in 12-team mixed, but looked at him in 15-teamers.

Max Kepler – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer, and 4th homer in the last three games.  Yes, obviously a huge hot schmotato, however — again with some stank — HOWEVER! — going against the Orioles’ pitching staff is like swimming laps around someone wearing cement shoes.

Byron Buxton – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .270.  He’s the most boring exciting hitter ever.

Kyle Gibson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.88.  That’s two straight solid starts.  In related news, can he only face the Orioles?

Mike Foltynewicz – 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks in his 1st start as he was activated from the IL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I’m putting in a request to Human Resources.  I want to be referred to as ‘they’ so when I do something wrong it’s harder to track it back to me.”

Ozzie Albies – 3-for-5, 3 runs and his 4th and 5th homer.  Baseball-Contracts dot com says Albies made $14.08 between home runs.

Freddie Freeman – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Freeman…free ball, staying on-brand.

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Elias Sports Bureau said this is the 1st time three players for the same team all hit their 5th homer in a game since Mark Whiten played MLB The Show 19 and made a team of all Mark Whitens.

Kevin Gausman – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.80.  His ERA doesn’t tell his whole story; his peripherals are decent.  Too bad I have leagues with that pesky ERA stat.

Daniel Murphy – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd this weekend.  Can’t believe I’m just thinking of this but SELL KRIS BRYANT!  *looks up in the sky*  Did you hear me?  Now you make Kris Bryant hot. *sees Kris Bryant homer*  Okay, now do it again with Jesus Aguilar!  Hello?  Are you there?  You’re God, you can’t hang up.

Ian Desmond – 2-for-3, 3 runs, and his 2nd homer, hitting .198.  I’ll never let the Rockies fool me again into buying a guy who won’t get playing time.  Also me:  Buy Raimel Tapia!

Jean Segura – 3-for-4, 2 runs as he returned on Saturday from a hamstring injury, then got hit on the head by a fastball.  In layman’s terms, he had a hammy, rapped on melon.

Zach Eflin – 9 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (0 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 3.34, as he took on the MIA Marlins.  MIA isn’t their city code, it’s what they are.  Streamonator obviously loved this start, but doesn’t love his next one, and I agree, even if I like Eflin, in general.

Christian Yelich – Came out of Sunday’s game with back soreness from carrying his whole team.  On Saturday, his 14th homer tied the record for the most home runs before May 1st.  Our Commissioner Manfred sent his regards to Yelich as he presided over a group of Guatemalan women painting stitches on Super Balls.

Gio Gonzalez – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, in his 1st start.  Could see a lot of games like this one from Gio.  He just lulls you to sleep with 89 MPH, outside-corner junk.  Visual metaphor alert!  A Gio takes you to your destination, but there’s bikers passing you by you’re going so slow.

Travis d’Arnaud – Designated for assignment, which means the Mets’ backup catcher is neat-o.  Sorry, was dictating to Siri.  Their backup catcher is Tomas Nido, definitely not neat-o.  Somewhere, Devin Mesoraco is ugly-laughing.

Noah Syndergaard – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.35.  Damn, if only someone told you to avoid Syndergaard this year.  That would’ve been a great call.  Who could’ve ever predicted this from Syndergaard though?  Predicting this would’ve been some kind of Oracle-Genie-futuristic-sci-fi novel shizz.  I mean, no one ever could’ve.  Ever.  Too bad.

Steven Matz – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.68.  Not trying to incur the Fantasy Baseball Overlord’s wrath, but I own two Mets pitchers (Wheeler and Matz), and I’ve been doing just fine in my leagues for pitching.

Mike Minor – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 2.88.  Oh…*climbs up the side of Mt. Rushmore*….kay.  That’s not Minor.  That’s major.  A fun tool we have is the top 100 starts of the year list.  Honestly, it’s not even a tool as much as Matthew McConaughey saying, “All right, all right.”  Minor’s the only pitcher who appears twice in the top 12 (as of Sunday).  Now for the less fun news, his peripherals (8.6 K/9, 2.7 BB/9, 4.33 xFIP) are so much less than his results that I’d be selling.

Lance Lynn – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 5.45.  Too bad there’s no way you ever would’ve started Lynn yesterday–Wait, oh, I know.  You might’ve if you listened to the Streamonator.

Elvis Andrus – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, hitting .365.  Also, in this game, Logan Forsythe (2-for-5, 3 RBIs) hit his 3rd homer; Shin-Soo Choo (3-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) hit his 3rd homer and Hunter Pence (3-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs) hit his 3rd homer, coming up a triple short of a cycle.  The Rangers tagged the M’s for 14 runs, and 15 runs on Saturday, as Our Commissioner Manfred tried out baseballs that had little propellers on them.  “You wanna see propellers?”  That’s Manfred reenacting his favorite Goodfellas scene and handing umps baseballs.

Danny Santana – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI and his 5th steal, hitting .345.  Dannys Antana has been a schmotato for about a week now, but I’ve been hesitant to say it because I keep thinking he’s going to lose playing time, but he won’t lose it if he keeps hitting.  See how that works?

Erik Swanson – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 6.62.  That was fun, now get off my team.  No, you don’t have to finish your drink, take the whole glass with you and just leave.  Thanks.

Chris Archer – Hit the IL with inflammation in his right thumb, and sounds like he’ll only miss one start.  I.e. Archer’s bows out for a week.

Melky Cabrera – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homer.  Got Melk?  Then you usually lack those (pun points!) homers.

Rich Hill – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks in his 1st start. He high-fived his teammates after the game and got a blister.

Cody Bellinger – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .427.  Does anyone own Bellinger and is not in 1st place in their league?  Show of hands.  No, those are your feet.  Your hands are the things on your arms.  No, those are your legs, not your arms.

Alex Reyes – Fractured his pinkie after punching a wall.  Sounds like a bonehanded move.  Don’t forget to tip your waitresses!  I suggest my standard 13% tip.

Yu Darvish – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 5.02.  His 6.9 walk rate is Stoopid Ft. Bobby Shmurda.  Can’t succeed with a Tekashi-6.9 walk rate. Are you dumb-d-dumb-dumb-dumb-d-dumb-dumb-dumb?

Kris Bryant – 1-for-6, 3 RBIs and 3rd homer.  Somebody pinch me.  Not you, Kevin Spacey!

Willson Contreras – 1-for-6 and a slam (7) and legs (1), hitting .276.  Contreras caught all 15 innings, which is less a big deal than Carson Kelly (1-for-6) catching all 15 innings for the Diamondbacks when they’re carrying four catchers.  Well played, D-Bags.

Eduardo Escobar – 2-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homer, hitting .286.  Damn, now it’s getting awkward that you dropped him the 1st week of the season.

Griffin Canning – Being promoted by the Angels.  Mr. Pants on Saturday gave you his Griffin Canning fantasy; Prospect Mike did the same yesterday.  Don’t have much to add, including him in mixed leagues.  Though I would’ve added him in an AL-Only league, if I had room.

Emilio Pagan – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 3rd save on Saturday, and worked a one-out inning in the 7th on Sunday.  After the 1st two saves by Pagan, Rays manager, Kevin Cash, said Jose Alvarado/Diego Castillo were resting.   Jose Alvarado and Diego Castillo worked the 8th inning on Saturday of what was clearly a save opportunity the whole time, so resting is a bunch of 80-grade BS.  Then, yesterday, Diego Castillo worked the 9th for his 3rd save.  It’s almost like Kevin Cash doesn’t like fantasy baseball and is just effin’ with us.  If this were the 80’s, we’d blame Pagan on ‘Satanic panic.’  I have attempted to pick up Pagan everywhere, and was 100% unsuccessful.  I haven’t dropped Castillo or Alvarado, because they’re A) Good B) Could get saves C) No C.

Tyler Glasnow – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.75, and going into Fenway like NO BIG DEAL.  How about that sleeper post I wrote on Glasnow?!  Are we not discussing your Cedric Mullins and Daniel Palka sleeper posts?  No, we’re not, Random Italicized Voice.

Michael Chavis – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  Exhibit A why I say just pick up call-ups.  Maybe they won’t hit and get sent right back down, or maybe Chavis is headed for a 25-homer season.

Chris Sale – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 6.52, and had two more unearned runs.  I never would’ve drafted him, nor told you to do it, but we’re way past that point now.  He looked pretty whatever, and he’s a 1st half pitcher, consistently doing worse in the 2nd half.  That’s not good.

Eric Lauer – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.41.  Fun fact!  When Eric’s family travels to Hawaii, they call themselves the Luau’ers.  As for Lauer, I don’t trust him, but would use the Streamonator.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – Went down with a hamstring injury and now I’m selling all my possessions and becoming homeless because life’s not worth living.  Goodbye.  Wait, I don’t own him.  Oh, okay, we good.

Hunter Renfroe – 2-for-4, 1 RBI and his 1st steal, and a home run on Friday and Saturday.  We got ourselves a hot schmotafroe!

Eric Hosmer – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .243.  He’s on pace for 25 homers.  Those that are asking to drop him, not sure what you were expecting.  He’s doing what he does.

Joey Lucchesi – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.94.  Can we talk about how hard it must be for Joey Lucchesi to pitch when he also talks with his hands?  It’s like talking and chewing gum at the same time.  Okay, so this start was once again terrible by Lucchesi, but it was not a good matchup, and I’m still holding.  I know, that’s becoming more difficult.  I benched him everywhere yesterday, so not sure why his Sunday start is even vexing you.  Honestly, weird vex but okay.

Juan Soto – 2-for-6, 3 RBIs and a slam (6) and legs (3), and 2nd homer in two days, and 3rd in four.  *breathes in*  I’ll never get sick of Sexy Dr. Pepper’s effervescent.

Matt Adams – 1-for-6 and his 3rd homer, which is whatever, but with Ryan Zimmerman out with plantar fasciitis, Adams could have some room to play.  By the by, I have a Benito Mussolini Chia plant that’s a planter fascist.

Carter Kieboom – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  Not surprisingly, Kieboom is also an onomatopoeia for what I did to my FAAB budgets this weekend trying to get Kieboom.  “Grey’s dropping a $231 spot on Keiboom, and…Kieboom!  Someone went to $232.”  By the by, I’m not sure I mentioned this on the site (I did mention in on the pod), but two weeks ago when Cole Tucker was called up, I put in a $326 bid, and someone else bid $326 and got them because they were below me in the standings.  That’s the crazy shizz that no one cares about because it’s not your team; I get it.  Let’s talk more about your team.

Dereck Rodriguez – 3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.35.  Bleh, I like the former MLB All-Star son who is pudgy vs. Pudge’s son. (That was almost 1200 words since my last allusion to Vladimir Guerrero Jr.)

J.A. Happ – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.68.  Happ’s really found himself this week in matchups of terrible Western division teams.  C’mon, more road trips!

Gary Sanchez – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Dong-a-roni!  Gary left his hard hits in San Francisco.

Shane Bieber – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 9 Ks, ERA at 3.68 vs. Brad Peacock – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.67.  A peacock is a narcissistic bird, showing off its plumage, and Bieber sang a song about the kiss-off of a narcissistic lover in Love Yourself, but Peacock beat Bieber, which shows that one must love thyself, which reminds me I have this idea for TV trays that sit on your lap called, Love Thigh-Shelf.  Any investors?

  1. Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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    16 teamer with net saves and saves and holds (separate cats). have hand, barnes, kennedy (in SP slot), kela (back doing well again), morgan, stammen, p.baez. drop which for pagan (just dropped by the kind of owner that grabs guys quick but jumps ship quick too)

    – yikes that is some sick bad luck to lose by tiebreaker on a 326 bid.

    – thor’s FIP is quite good (or at least pretty decent compared to the ERA): 3.72.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d lose Morgan but it’s kind of a crap shoot between a bunch of those guys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez, but agree with DT that it’s a crapshoot

  2. frankgrimes says:
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    Patrizia > Daenerys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For sure!

  3. toolshed says:
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    G polanco or Pollock? Who do you like more rest of season. Obp league. Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Pollock for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  4. kevinh1023 says:
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    I’m glad I rolled on Chavis!

    Might have to sit him on Saturdays tho.

    Take ‘er easy dude

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavis shalom!

  5. 183414 says:
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    Just after I told a friend that I’ve only once before had a universal good start ever before, I suffered the consequence of being a stupid ass who picked up Swanson for a 2 step, something that has rarely succeeded even with good starters. That one’s on me. Just in case a ratio whipping wasn’t bad enough, Christian’s low back goes boom. From someone who has had lumbar problems for over 30 years, I’d sign up for a 10 day I.L. stint and a couple of cortisone injections. Started a prayer chain for Mr. Yelich.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I was a stupid ass also

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I was there too

    • Stumanji! says:
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      Me three!

  6. Another Dan says:
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    Morning Grey,

    Excellent stuff as usual.

    I know someone who owns Bellinger and is not in 1st. He’s in my league; because I didn’t keep Bellinger as one of my 5 keepers. (Soto, Hoskins, Acuna, Machado, Benintendi).

    In the same league (13 team, 5×5 roto, 1500IP) my SP’s are Bieber, Marquez, Musgrove, Gonzales, Woodruff, Lucchesi, Soroka, Clevinger(DL). Holding Soroka this week in my streaming spot, should I create another steaming spot ? Who is the next out of the door ? Gonzales, Woodruff or Lucchesi ?

    Thanks for everything you do,

    Another Dan

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      I was listening to the Cleveland radio broadcast. They said Clevinger can’t even pick up a baseball for 6 weeks, then rehab, then he would have an extended spring training. He basically has to start the year from scratch, if he can…looking at August maybe. I would think he would be on a pitch count and IP limit. Just saying.

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        Thanks.

        I have one DL slot, he’s currently in it but I have not had any other player hit the IL yet.

        Think I will cut him at some point this season.

        Best wishes,

        Another Dan

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Lucchesi would be next out the door for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Woodruff

  7. Blue Devil says:
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    Would you trade DeGrom? I was thinking of offering Degrom for Bellinger? Thoughts?

    • Can Trout be Traded? says:
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      Good luck with that one. Trade a pitcher who had shoulder concerns for probably the hottest, best hitter right now! Might want to wait until Belly cools down.

    • Cram It says:
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      Yes, but not gonna happen.

    • Chucky says:
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      FWIW. Bellinger just got moved even up for Cole. ( Dynasty, 12 teams)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Sure, give it a shot. Agree it’s unlikely.

      I do tend to think deGrom is gonna be fine.

    • Grey

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      Agree with others, unlikely, but no harm

  8. dontbichetteme says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Is it time to drop Aguilar? I want to believe he will get better but he hasnt showed any reason to hold out hope. I have Encarnacion at 1B and Shaw who is 1B eligible but also struggling.
    best available
    M.Kepler
    E.Hosmer
    J.Martinez
    E.Thames
    Choo
    R.Tapia

    • Daniel Moran says:
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      What size league? It sounds like you can with your other 1b bats

      • Dontbichetteme says:
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        It’s a 12’team H2H keeper league(keep 10)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d try Tapia at this point

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Dontbichetteme says:
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        Or Nate Lowe?

  9. JP says:
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    Need a bat for this week Tapia, Kepler or Thames?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d go Kepler, he’s hot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  10. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Combining your 2 funniest blurbs into a zen koan:

    If Mesoraco dons the Guerrero fatigues and attends the family reunion, keeping conversation baseball focused and limiting ugly laughs, is he uncovered?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe, nice

  11. Dre says:
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    Is Kepler a start this week in H2H points? He has to face the Houston rotation minus Miley and then to NY against 2 lefties and Domingo German. Eduardo Escobar a better choice for my utility spot? He goes to Coors for 3 games.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Escobar

  12. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    Nice write-up, loved it.

    a. Seeing Vladimir Guerrero’s body type (lean, mean and muscular), looking at his son’s body type…conclusion…Guerrero’s father loved the booty, amiright?

    b. Reyes broke the pinkie on his left hand (i.e., non-throwing) so not gonna too much of a problem. Except for fielding grounders and wearing his glove.

    c. The bullpen in my RCL team acted like the porn parody version of Bob’s Burgers aka Bob’s Boners. Any pitcher you saw that boner’d up, he was my guy. Here’s the new and improved WS lineup.

    Garver (like the news that Astudillo went on the IL, so it’s only him and Castro at C in MIN)
    Rizzo (he’s improving)
    Shaw
    Muncy
    Story
    Chavis (long live the kid, hopefully he’s not squeezed out of the lineup when Pedroia and whoever gets back this week; his HR against Glasnow was to the deepest part of Fenway, some 440 feet)
    Goodrum
    Dahl
    Dwight Smith, Jr
    Enciarte (hit a HR, man he’s surprisingly bad)
    Kiermaier
    Springer
    Conforto
    Bench – Walker and Edu.Escobar
    IL – TreaT

    SP – Minor, EdRod, Glasnow, Paxton, Skaggs
    RP – Brebbia, Hicks, Iglesias, Kelley, Minter

    Have a WW claim in for Tapia (dropping Minor). Will let you know tomorrow.

    d. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for April 29

    The Vitamin Skit [prepare yourselves, it’s a long one]

    Lou Costello: Hey Abbott!
    Bud Abbott: Costello what are you doing skipping around like that?
    Lou Costello: Oh you see me skippin’, eh? Its the doctors orders.
    Bud Abbott: The doctor told you to skip?
    Lou Costello: He gave me these bottle of pills see, take pills one a day and skip the next.
    Bud Abbott: Oh!
    Lou Costello: This is my skipping day. [Singing] Here we go round the merry go round, the merry go round …
    Bud Abbott: Costello! Please would you stop that. What’s gotten into you? Your acting like a nitwit.
    Lou Costello: I ain’t no nitwit Abbott. I used to be a nitwit. But I lost my needles.
    Bud Abbott: You lost your needles?
    Lou Costello: I lost my needles now I don’t got nothing to knit wit’.
    Bud Abbott: That’s fine Costello. What’s come over you? Stick out your tongue.
    Lou Costello: What for I ain’t mad at you.
    Bud Abbott: Come on. Let me see your tongue. Aha you got a coat on your tongue.
    Lou Costello: Look down further maybe you see a pair of pants.
    Bud Abbott: Are you sick or something? Come here, let me feel your pulse. Here let me put my hand on your brow.
    Lou Costello: Are you kidding?
    Bud Abbott: Come on, let me put my hand on your brow.
    Lou Costello: Then let me put my head on your shoulder.
    Bud Abbott: What for?
    Lou Costello: Lets dance!
    Bud Abbott: Oh! Cut it out you dummy, Costello your not looking very well today, and you didn’t look well last night. Eh, did you take that alcohol rub like I told you?
    Lou Costello: I didn’t have any alcohol Abbott so I rubbed myself down with a bottle of beer. And I almost broke my neck!
    Bud Abbott: Almost broke your neck? How?
    Lou Costello: Trying to blow the foam off my back! Its hard!
    Bud Abbott: Yes I know. The trouble with you Costello is you don’t get enough fresh air. Why don’t you get out in your garden, like other people, and plant some seeds?
    Lou Costello: Eh, plant no seeds that’s a fake! That seed stuff is no good Abbott!
    Bud Abbott: What do you mean that’s a fake?
    Lou Costello: Last spring I planted two pounds of bird seed, and not a single bird came up! Not even a little canary!
    Bud Abbott: [Mumbles] Bird seed, bird seed!
    Lou Costello: The only bird that came up was [blows a short raspberry]
    Bud Abbott: [Mumbles] Bird seed, [Normal tone] Costello, what’s wrong … What’s wrong with you today? Do you know? Do you know what you’ve been saying?
    Lou Costello: Personally I wasn’t listening.
    Bud Abbott: Oh, you’re getting impossible!
    Mr. Niles: Well, well good evening boys!
    Bud Abbott: Oh it’s Ken Niles! Oh Ken I’m glad you dropped in. Pay no attention to Costello, Ken he’s not feeling very well, I don’t know what’s wrong with him.
    Mrs. Niles: Well then why doesn’t he do what my lovely wife does? When she’s under the weather she puts her feet in a hot mustard bath.
    Lou Costello: Must take plenty of mustard to cover her dogs.
    Mrs. Niles: Oh I heard that remark Costello!
    Lou Costello: I SAID IT FOR YOU TO HEAR!
    Bud Abbott: Alright!
    Lou Costello: Get your feet working folks the barracuda are running again!
    Mrs. Niles: Just a minute Costello how dare you compare me to a barracuda!
    Lou Costello: I’m sorry Mrs. Niles. My mistake,
    Mrs. Niles: That’s better.
    Lou Costello: Barracudas got teeth.
    Mrs. Niles: Oh what an insult! I’ve got teeth!
    Lou Costello: Yes, but a barracuda keeps his teeth in water.
    Mrs. Niles: So what, I keep my teeth in … OH!
    Lou Costello: HA HA HAAA!
    Bud Abbott: Just … Just …
    Lou Costello: You said it!
    Bud Abbott: Just a minute Mrs. Niles I’m afraid you’ll have to excuse Costello tonight. He’s on the ragged edge.
    Mrs. Niles: Oh I’d like to push him off!
    Mr. Niles: Ha ha ha ha!
    Mrs. Niles: Ha ha ha ha!
    Mr. Niles: Oh darling that was wonderful! Your so witty Dear you’re positively intoxicating!
    Mrs. Niles: Oh no, Kenneth, you’re the one who’s intoxicating!
    Mr. Niles: Oh no I insist Dear you’re intoxicating.
    Mrs. Niles: No Dear you’re intoxicating.
    Lou Costello: Ladies and gentlemen you’ve just been listening to a couple of zombies.
    Bud Abbott: Well Costello you’ve did it again. You’re always insulting people. I’ve come to the conclusion that its all caused by the ragged condition of your nerves. What you need are vitamins.
    Lou Costello:Vitamins?
    Bud Abbott: Yes, for instance B 1.
    Lou Costello: Be one what?
    Bud Abbott: Eh, just B 1.
    Lou Costello: Just be one.
    Bud Abbott: Yes.
    Lou Costello: Are you one?
    Bud Abbott: No.
    Lou Costello: Then why should I be one?
    Bud Abbott: Oh!
    Lou Costello: If it ain’t good enough for you it ain’t good enough for me! What do you wanna do push me into these things by myself?
    Bud Abbott: I’m not pushing you into anything, I’m trying to tell you something that’s good for your nerves.
    Lou Costello: Well what is it?
    Bud Abbott: B 1!
    Lou Costello: But I don’t wanna be one!
    Bud Abbott: I don’t want you to be one!
    Lou Costello: No?
    Bud Abbott: No. When I say be one I don’t mean be one I mean B 1.
    Lou Costello: Oh when you say be one you don’t mean be one you just mean be one?
    Bud Abbott: That’s right!
    Lou Costello: That’s right? I don’t even know what I’m talking about!
    Bud Abbott: Look, Costello look do you know anything about vitamins and calories?
    Lou Costello: Vitamins and calories? Sure, I know both of them pull vitamins and cab calories.
    Bud Abbott: No I’m talking about vitamins that contain thiamine. Have you ever heard of thiamine?
    Lou Costello: Phiaman? Sure I know him too.
    Bud Abbott: You know thiamine?
    Lou Costello: Yeah, Simple Phiaman!
    Bud Abbott: Costello you dummy thiamine is B 1!
    Lou Costello: When did they reclassify him?
    Bud Abbott: I don’t mean that listen. I have thiamine right in this little bottle.
    Lou Costello: Let him out before he chokes to death! PHIAMAN GET OUT OF THAT BOTTLE PUSH OUT THE CORK AND TALK TO ME! PHIAMAN TALK TO ME!
    Bud Abbott: Look Costello for the last time I’m going to tell you what vitamins are. Vitamins are pills. A is the Sunshine Vitamin, B is for energy. Vitamins start from A and go to H.
    Lou Costello: That’s all they would need.
    Bud Abbott: Now just remember Costello. Vitamins are A B C D E F G …
    Lou Costello: (Singing) I got a bell in Kalamazoo …
    Bud Abbott: Aw, get out of here!

    Not really sure that this one’s been concluded!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Or Miguel Cabrera and Vlad’s wife had a thing B. Gotcha C. Ender’s coming around! D. I don’t remember this one at all

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Grey!

        Thanks, man. Hope you had a nice weekend.

        a. The quote is from their radio broadcasts.

        b. In a 5X5 RCL, would you start EdRod at home versus Oakland (F. Montas) tonight?

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Ah, nice B. Yes

  13. Millenball says:
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    Pagan is vulutre saves.

    Alvarado would have got the save on saturday but castillo coildnt get out of the 8th. As for sunday cash threw alvarado in the 9th because it was benni-betts-moreland.

    Alvarado still the big time arm. But cash sticking to his guns from earlier and saying he will use alvarado in the high leverage situations whether it be 8th or 9th etc.

    Tl.dr alvardo still the big dog, but there is no defined closer role for tb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so for Alvarado

  14. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    1. For ROS 2B: Muncy; Peraza; or Escobar?

    2. Another league (bench bat): Muncy or Hunter Dozier

    3. Puig is my bench bat, and I have no catcher (and Vazquez is best FA). Options are: Hold; Replace Puig with Vazquez; or replace Puig with Greg Polanco

    • Daniel Moran says:
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      1 muncy 2 muncy

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Muncy
      2. Muncy
      3. Hold/drop someone else for catcher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  15. Jeremy Burke says:
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    Ok Grey one long question-thanks in advance. Here is my team in a 10 team 5×5 good amount of money involved.
    Of-Bellinger
    Acuna
    Robles
    Pederson
    MI-Baez
    Machado
    CI-Voit
    Suarez
    DH-Albies
    C-Alfaro

    Bench-Muncy, Winker, CTucker, AHicks, Kingery

    Starting P- Buehler, Wheeler, Taillion, Glasnow, Boyd, Fried, Weaver, Happ

    RP-Alvarado, Leclerc, WSmith, Parker

    Anyone who wants to give their 2 cents id love to hear from you. Thanks guys.

    • Jeremy Burke says:
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      Also Fried, Boyd and Weaver haven been on my roster the whole year, they are pick ups in the recent weeks.

    • packers2018 says:
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      Don’t know what’s out there but Hicks and Kingery are the first to go in a 10 teamer.

    • Jeremy Burke says:
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      Shit i forgot to ask the question-with this team i am either last or close to last in wins, era and ks.
      Close to the top in all hitting categories except SBs.
      Is it too early to sell some hitting for some top line pitching or would that be a panic move?
      And i am a 5th place team and an owner of Bellinger.
      Had Glasnow on the bench yesterday and Wheeler on the bench for his only good start.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hicks and Kingery can be dropped, Weaver probably too.

      You’re weak in saves and steals. I wouldn’t panic about pitching yet, but it doesn’t hurt to explore your options. My first move would be to drop the 3 I mentioned for steals and saves speculation…

      • Jeremy Burke says:
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        Thanks DT. Love your podcasts with b don.

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          No problem. Thanks, Jeremy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  16. Jeffrey Gilden says:
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    Hey Grey –

    Still suffering with some slow starters (M. Smith, Aguilar, Shaw). Is the time nearing to give up? In what order would you replace them, or still hold?

    Also, I’m trying to trade for a bat. My team is in last in runs, OBP, and SLG.
    I have someone interested in JA Happ or Mike Minor who would send me a desperately needed OF bat. He has D Peralta, Grichuk, Markakis, Joc Pederson that he’s offered. He also has Dahl and Haniger – he claims they’re off limits, and also Moustakas if I move stuff around. His latest offer is Joc and Grichuk for Minor, but Grichuk doesn’t do much for me. Which pitcher would you send, and which player in return? Or should I try to shop Minor around more?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Aguilar is the only one I’d consider dropping depending on your options.

      I’d take Joc for Minor straight up, can cut Grichuk if you don’t need him.

      • Jeffrey Gilden says:
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        Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT, but I’d also look elsewhere on Smith

      • Jeffrey Gilden says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  17. NJ says:
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    Good morning- is there any reason not to drop Bumgarner for say a decent reliever that won’t blow up my pitching stats? I already bear the shame of drafting Sale.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Depends on the league but I’m holding Bum even in shallow leagues. I’ve watched the majority of this starts and he’s been a bit unlucky.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, you can at least trade him

  18. Sam says:
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    Yonny chirinos or Vince Velazquez? Is robertson droppable, does he even close when he gets back? I hate closers this year!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Chirinos for me. Robertson is droppable unless it’s a deep league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Sam says:
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        You guys are the best! Thanks for the advice and the daily comedy!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  19. Bitter Beerface says:
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    A Gangly Manbird sighting?!?!?!?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yes!

  20. Fanciful Basesball says:
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    Dear Grey,

    I try so hard not to laugh at your posts, because my girlfriend will hear me laugh, ask what I’m laughing at, have me read the entry I laughed at, and then look at me like I’m stupid.

    I almost made it through today’s post, then I had to read this to her:
    “That’s the crazy shizz that no one cares about because it’s not your team; I get it. Let’s talk more about your team.”
    … and now she’s looking at me like I’m stupid.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, she doesn’t get it, man… We get it!

    • Dontbichetteme says:
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      Very true

  21. Blaster says:
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    Rate these pitchers

    Stephen Matz
    Kevin Gausman
    Zach Eflin
    Matt Strahm

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I have them ranked Matz, Strahm, Gausman currently

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Strahm, Matz, Gausman for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz, Eflin

  22. Dave D says:
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    That’s too bad on Kieboom. What are the odds of someone else getting Cole Trucker in a $326 tiebreaker? Talk about some crappy luck. It’s got to shift sometime, right? I’ll cross my fingers for you next time.

    Maybe I should have bid on Kieboom. I didn’t. He went $425, $444, $377, $289 and $87 in my leagues yetserday. In the league he went $425 I scored G. Polanco at $475. Perhaps Kieboom would have been a better call. It’s the league where I have Turner and Segura as SS already so may have just been a really expensive insurance policy. As far as Polnaco, I hope he’s truly healthy but I figured he could slot nicely as my #5 OF behind Harper, Soto, Castellanos, Leonys. I got Herrera on the mend. Shoulder are tricky though and power can be slow to return.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $326 thing is so crazy unlikely… We both had like $1000, to both choose that random #? Crazy, the bright spot is I’m in 1st with Trea coming back at some point

      Surprised Polanco was available at all, I would prefer him to Kieboom too, $475 is steep

      • Dave D says:
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        Yeah, its a steep price but Im completely stacked otherwise. Some poor chap bid $409 and lost out. I should send him flowers or maybe “Congrats!”. I usually look for cheap scraps to fill weekly needs due to DL/IR, and save my$ for a couple of big acquisitions. I did Soto for $515 last year and it was well worth it.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully it works out, I’d prolly have buyer’s remorse… For better or worse

          • Dave D says:
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            Well, I have plenty or remorse set aside for other things already. I moved from CA to CT afterall. I have Christin Stewart and ODB on same roster, and they are playing gimp too so I figured he’s at least an upgrade.

            Btw, remember my sales pitch on Hansel Robles in the offseason? I’m glad I have him in 3/4 DCs, and as back up to scrub Allen in our league. Saves are a mess for me there.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t think Robles gets more than 12 saves all year, but I like him over Buttrey for just saves bnc Ausmus is dumb

              • Dave D says:
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                Yeah, pretty much. Ill take that from a 48th round draft pick.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  You can have my 2nd round pick for him!

                  • Dave D says:
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                    Ha! Sad commentarybut probably realistic at this juncture .

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yup

  23. Ivan Make Basket says:
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    Gibson was great, good call going him over weaver on sunday that saved me.

    thought i saw erik swanson was the stremonator buy on friday not lance lynn? Anyways yeah swanson no mas. Seattle will be under 500 by the end of may with that rotation.

    Justin turner is the softest hitter in baseball so far this year. He has to have the lowest xbh% for any qualified hitter. I know as soon as i cut him tho he will go off becasue… baseball

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed on Swanson and M’s

      Turner looks kinda done

  24. anon says:
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    I like to pretend Joc Pederson’s name is “Jacques” Pederson and he is the 3rd Rougeau Brother

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice

  25. Vash says:
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    Lets talk about Brandon Drury. I dropped and picked him up 3 times already.

    So he’s striking out a ton, and not walking. I know he revamped his swing the same way JD Martinez and Justin Turner did. The past week plus, he has punished the ball.

    Is there something there? I watched him last year before the injuries and he smoked the ball. This year with the revamped swing…but he started soooooo poorly, yet as of late….

    Any insight on Drury and thoughts. Is he just a hot schmo…or is this something?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hot schmotato

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d say hot schmotato, but is he even hot?

      • Dave D says:
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        It’s hard for me not to resent the guy after drarfting him last year in DC and he provided no value all year. What a chump. Dart board fodder.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I hear ya

  26. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Believe this Grey,

    I own
    Bellinger
    Acuna
    Baez
    Mondesi
    Benintendi
    Domingo
    Tatis
    Robles
    Vogelbach

    Andujar

    And the likes of Wheeler, Musgrove, Beiber, Clevinger :( , Luchessi, etc etc etc etc

    And

    I’m in 6th place. Albeit 1-6 is 3.5 games, pretty much sums up the first 4 weeks of my season.

    My keeper league, better yet, I have had over 70 homers hit against me in 4 weeks and didn’t keep Bellinger. It was keep 4, Hoskins, Stanton ha, Benintendi, and Soto.

    We agreed up those keep 4, who’d a known?

    No question, just felt obligated to let you know I own a Bellinger and I’m not in first lol.

    Quick q, why not.

    I own 2 bench bats and don’t really need them plus I have Andujar coming back.

    Drop Amed Rosario, Keiboom, Vogelbach (I think Vogelbach is a true breakout, I can’t base the occasional 0-4 game + it’s an OBP league and he’s walking like crazy)

    Thanks.

    • TarmanGotHim says:
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      I mean who of those 3 would you drop lol.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d drop Rosario

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are there only 6 teams? How is it possible you’re in 6th

      Agree with DT

      • TarmanGotHim says:
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        12 teams and thanks! I shouldn’t be in 6th lol.

  27. Cable says:
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    H/H points….one has to sit this Week……D Santana (Sea)…Puig …Robles…T Shaw

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Tough call without knowing where they’re playing and what pitchers they’re facing…all good options.

      • Cable says:
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        Could move Hoskins to 1st base play all four and sit H Dozier ….decisions…decisions

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT, no one knows their matchups

  28. Vash says:
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    I have Candelario in a deep 20 team mixed keeper league. I have him because of his age really, and people talk about his eye. He has done nothing. I want to drop him for some reliever help.

    Is it wise to drop him assuming I have good players ahead of him?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Eh I guess if you don’t see him in your lineup anytime soon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  29. Ivan Make Basket says:
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    Oh and hunter dozier has been crack for my fantasy team. Think he was 6 for 12 with 2 tripples and 5 rbi over the weekend. What a find. Great call and thanks, you were on him way early.

    • knucks says:
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      There was a commenter who alerted Grey to some underlying numbers a day or two before Grey’s buy column. Whoever that was also deserves a good amount of credit, cause it helped me get Dozier in a few leagues where I know there are other owners who are reading Razz.

      • Jeremy Burke says:
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        Commenters name is Vash

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I really like what I’ve seen so far

  30. green monstah says:
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    Top of the morning Grey!

    H2h points weekly league, looks like my SS tatis jr is DTD but may miss some days or IL. Since it’s weekly I don’t want to get screwed having him in my starting lineup.

    Available options: Kieboom , Eric Sogard are the ones that stick out.

    Kieboom this week has 7 games ( wacha, wainwright, mikolas, d Hudson.) then @ Philly (eickoff, Arrieta, efflin.)

    Sogard this week: 6 games ( @ angels : G canning, F pena, T skaggs.) then at rangers (minor, Lance Lynn, A Sampson.)

    Thanks grey have a great one!!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Kieboom

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  31. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Yo Grey, good morning. Kieboom or Chavis ? Both may have a situation when at some point their respective teammates get healthy. Who is the better bat? Who has the better playing time potential? You can see the future right?

    • johnnyhobbes says:
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      Points league , -1 for k

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Kieboom for me

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        Thanks DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly go Chavis, but I think it’s a toss up

  32. The Biz says:
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    I own Alonso and have an extra bat or two and can use SP. Is Glasnow a reasonable return in a 12 team redraft? I’ve had him for years in a separate dynasty league so I’m a little wary.

    Thanks Grey!

    • knucks says:
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      I think its fair, both seem to be breaking out. We generally prefer the bat over the arm, but in the scenario you describe I could see myself pulling that trigger. Who are the 1B or CI you will play instead?

      • The Biz says:
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        I agree I usually want the bat as well, but may need an arm.
        C Ramos
        1b Rizzo
        2b Albies
        3b Rendon
        SS Machado
        OF JD, Rosario, Robles
        2 Util Joc, B Lowe, K Marte, Alonso, G Polanco, Tim Anderson

        SP Clevinger, Marquez, Morton, Kikuchi, Woodruff, Chirinos, Musgrove, Minor, Keuchel
        RP Hicks, Buttrey, Robertson

        Looks like a bat for RP would be more justified but I dislike that too.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Alonso but it’s fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  33. Jaca says:
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    Mornin Grey!! Hope you had a great weekend.

    Ignoring positional eligibility, from what you have seen this year (besides Andujar obviously) can you rank these guys ROS?

    Shaw, Puig, Andujar, Castellanos, Eloy, Myers

    Thank you

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Puig, Castellanos, Andujar, Eloy, Shaw for me but they’re all kinda close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Jaca says:
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        Thanks DT/Grey

        I had Wil Myers in there as well, where would you slide him in on those rankings?

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          At the end…

          No problem.

  34. jeffino says:
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    I raise hand for the team in my league sporting Bellinger and currently sitting at the second spot. The first place if of course occupied by me because I have a team that consists of Rizzo, Baez, Arenado, Lindor, Betts, Pederson, Yelich, Bauer, Cole, Matz, Ryu to name a few. Beat that shizzles!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, ouch

    • 183414 says:
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      4 team league or 6 team lg. ?

  35. Big Ticket says:
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    Are you starting Ed-Rod tonight at home vs OAK?

    • knucks says:
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      I am

      • Daniel Moran says:
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        Me too

    • Chucky says:
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      Ditto. Two start week

      • Yager says:
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        Rizzo, Sale, Lindor for Mondesi, Hoskins, H. Dozier. Only hesitancy is Sale. Think he turns it around? He has looked mediocre, even beyond his terrible numbers.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yep

      • Yager says:
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        Whoops. For some reason my phone put this in as a reply and not a new comment

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  36. Baby Seal says:
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    Grey! Hope you had a great weekend.

    I picked up Vince Velasquez for his next start. Is the Baby Seal correct to assume you like this stream? Could be worth holding?

    Best,
    – Babes Seal

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      VV vs Det is a good stream. Whether he’s worth holding depends on your league, but yes could be worth it.

      • Baby Seal says:
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        12 team H2H 5×5, light bench, 4 moves per week, currently in 2nd place!

        Thanks DT!

        A. Going to depend what happens w/ Yeli. May need an OF if he’s out for some time.

        B. Other drop candidate is Stripling, but I want to hold him for a week or two to see if Dodgeritis strikes again.

        – Baby Seal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too, Baby Seal! I am starting him

  37. Zim's metal plate says:
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    Aaron Sanchez or Chris Bassit? 14 team H2H points league, pitching options pretty thin on wire
    Thanks love the daily write ups

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sanchez for me but I have them only a couple spots apart in my current rankings

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bassitt

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Rizzo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  38. Milarky says:
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    Great stuff as usual Grey! This is a real question. We have to start a rookie pitcher, and the only one on my roster that’s currently in the majors is Nick Margevicious, whose two starts are against LAD, and @ATL. Those kinda scare the crap out of me, so the choice is leave him in, or go with a minor leaguer (Whitley) who will get no stats. That seems a bit paranoid, no?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      How many teams in this league? I’d lean Whitley, those aren’t good match ups for Marg…

      • Milarky says:
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        It’s only a 10-team league, but each team has a 40-man roster (we start up to 7 SPs including the rookie, and three RPs), and we also carry 9 reserves. Don’t ask why I don’t have a backup MLB rookie (I had Kyle Wright).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with DT

  39. knucks says:
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    12 Team 5×5 roto

    I moved Daniel Murphy and Christian Walker
    Got back Benintendi

    What does everyone think?

    • Daniel Moran says:
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      I like that

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Good move

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  40. kevin says:
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    Chavis or Escobar ROS Thank you

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Escobar for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  41. Skeezix says:
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    Hey Grey, I need to pick three of these five between SS/OF/Util to start this week (at least one SS). Not clear on exactly when Marte will be back, but he still may be a better option than a few of these scrubs.

    Kieboom (7, STL, @PHI)
    Peraza (7, SF, @NYM)
    Bader (7, @WAS, @CHC)
    Bauers (5, SEA, @MIA)
    Starling Marte (5, OAK, @TEX)

    • Daniel Moran says:
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      Kieboom, Bader, Bauers?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go with the three that have 7 games

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  42. bigbear says:
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    The Keiboom blurb was awesome! Not so much your FAAB issues, no one cares! Let’s talk more about my team, mmkay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Haha

  43. Audacity of Schoop says:
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    12 team 5×5 Roto

    Lucchesi was dropped. Is he worth a #1 waiver claim? I’m last in pitching.

    Current SP: Wheeler, Price, Ed-Rod, McHugh, Chirinos, IL – Nelson

    If so, would you drop one of those SP or

    • Audacity of Schoop says:
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      I can also drop Swarzak.

      • Daniel Moran says:
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        I feel like you can do better than to blown your waiver, is Soroka, Urias, Eickhoff out there? Maybe go with them at least until he clears waivers (he might)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold onto the #1 waiver and ditch Swarzak for him if he clears

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  44. Raider says:
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    15 tm league set up like LABR- looking at moving kieboom while he’s hot, what is a realistic upgrade for a package of him and Matt Strahm or Montas.
    Buehler?
    hamels?
    any others? -Thanks for anyones input

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Buehler seems like too much and Hamels not enough. Maybe look at the Wheeler, Castillo, Glasnow range.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  45. Don't be a Hader says:
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    Nick Pivetta…14 Ks and 1 ernie in 6 innings yesterday…may the breakout begin??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nooooooooooo

  46. Daniel Moran says:
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    I have a logjam of hitters, is this too much to get Boyd? My other hitters include Yelich, Benintendi, Dahl, Voit, Gallo, Muncy, H Dozier

    Christian Walker
    Conforto

    Boyd (3.23 xFIP through 37 ip)

    • Daniel Moran says:
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      5×5 12 team Yahoo

    • knucks says:
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      Don’t do that. You can get better than Boyd I think.

      • Daniel Moran says:
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        Everyone thinks their pitchers are the next coming of Jesus Christo, I’ve tried going for almost everyone else so far

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Pass

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  47. Boomer19 says:
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    Good morning,
    Weekly roto league. Need to choose between Taillon at Texas, Gausman at Miami, or Skaggs vs Toronto. Need to start two of them. Who gets the scratch?

    • knucks says:
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      Prob Skaggs for me, I never own him or pay attention to him though so I could be wrong. But that is also my reasoning for liking him the least out of this group of matchups.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d sit Taillon, I want no part of the Rangers right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  48. crimedog says:
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    Good stuff Grey. What two pitchers would you drop first, in order, out of CC, Trevor Richards, Happ, strahm

    • Daniel Moran says:
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      Cc, Richards? Happ looked much better this weekend

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Daniel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with DM

  49. BBHHI says:
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    Grey: For the long term, who do you like better: John Means (BAL) or Manny Banuellos (CWS)?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Neither…Banuelos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  50. Jason says:
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    I’m in a 10 team mixed yahoo H2H redraft league. Ideally?? I’d like a 2 for 1 trade to open up the spot, but its ha?rd (people don’t want to do it) to tr?ade in my league.

    I’m interested in picking up Kepler or a streamer (ERod? Montas? Strahm? Canning?) but need to drop two players bc folty is no longer on the DL

    My team:

    C : Jorge Al?faro (C)?
    1B: Pete Alonso (1B)
    2B: Jonathan Villar (2B, SS)?
    3B: Nolan Aren?ado?
    SS: Javier Baez(2B, 3B, SS)
    OF: Trey Mancini (1B, OF)?
    OF: Rhys Hoskins (1B, OF)
    OF: AJ Pollock (OF)
    UTIL: Domingo Santana (?OF)
    Bench: Matt Carpenter (1B, 2B, 3B)

    Bench: Hunter Dozier (1B, 3B)

    DL: Giancarlo Stanton (OF)
    DL: Austin Meadows (OF)

    STARTING PITCHERS:
    James Paxton
    Jameson Talilion

    Mike Soroka
    Joe Musgrove
    Chris Paddack
    Collin McHugh
    Tyler Glasnow

    Max Fried

    Caleb Smith

    DL: Mike Folynewicz?

    CLOSERS:
    Felipe Vazquez?
    Wade Davis??
    Ken Giles?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      You don’t have room for Kepler or the streamer. I’d drop Soroka to activate Folty.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  51. vee says:
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    That feeling when you’re up 8-2 and decide to pick up a streamer to win the K’s category as well, but then your entire pitching staff implodes (including Blake Treinen) and you lose both ERA, WHIP, and couldn’t catch up on K’s…..

    but at least Chavis has 2B eligibility now in Yahoo leagues so i picked him up…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  52. William Hung says:
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    As an Alvarado owner, should I pick up Diego Castillo or Pagan and drop Swarzak? So frustrating to see that Alvarado’s only save opportunity came in the 8th against the Red Sox and though he got out of it unscathed, he burned through 21 pitches.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I like Castillo over Swarzak but TB saves are gonna be a bit of a headache this year.

      • dontbichetteme says:
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        hate to piggyback but do you like Elias over Castillo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  53. MIke says:
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    How much better is Ramos than Alfaro? Wondering if it is worth pursuing a trade for Ramos.. Thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      He might not be better…

      • Mike says:
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        :-) Ok. I had Posey but dropped him for Alfaro b/c I was impatient. I guess I’m Ok as/is. thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  54. Bucktail30 says:
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    Dynasty keep forever OBP league…

    Trade my Rizzo, Bryant and Bichette for J.Ramirez, Arenado and Oneil Cruz?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Arenado side, not close for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  55. DonnieB says:
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    Desmond finally had a good day. Renfroe had a good weekend. Who is the guy you would want ROS? Or could it be the “quiet weekend” Tapia? Thanks and great write up. Always a great read.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I like the Tapia upside but it’s a real crap shoot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  56. Succos Baseball says:
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    Grey,

    Need help deciding who to drop to activate Freeland from the IL. Daily lineup 12 tm, keeper, H2H categories with QS instead of W, OBP instead of AVG, SV+H instead of SV

    C – Alfaro
    1B – White Walker
    2B – Mondesi
    SS – Boegarts
    3B – Yandy Diaz
    CI – Thames
    MI – Jorge Polanco
    OF – Trout
    OF – Tildaddy
    OF – Polanco
    OF – Nimmo
    UTIL – Kieboom
    BN – Lowe
    BN – Cole Tucker
    SP – Snell
    SP – Price
    RP – Hader
    RP – Seranthony
    P – Marquez
    P – Paddack
    P – Pressly
    P – Yates
    BN – Strahm
    BN – Weaver
    BN – Caleb Smith
    IL – Freeland
    IL – Heaney
    NA – Senzel

    Leaning Tucker or Weaver, with slightly more towards Tucker.

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Tucker is fine since you don’t really need two bench bats. Freeland and Seranthony are both fringe guys too though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  57. ellis says:
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    Which two would you drop, 5 x 5

    Aguilar Kike Peacock Bruce Choo Desmond Brantley

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Bruce, Desmond for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce, Kike

  58. Marti Harris says:
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    Start matz at milwaukee this week or trevor richards ar home vs atlanta

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Richards…if you have to

      • Marti Harris says:
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        Its nl only

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          I understand, you have to…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  59. Savoy Special says:
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    Sup Grey!

    14 team H2H auction redraft league. 6×6: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, K/9 SV+HD

    1) Max Fried for Jose Quintana. Which side?
    2) Jose Quintana or Mike Minor? Which side?

    C: JT Realmuto
    1B: Josh Bell
    2B: Yoan Moncada
    3B: Manny Machado
    SS: Fernando Tatis Jr
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Tommy Pham
    OF: Dwight Smith Jr
    UTL: Christian Walker

    IL: Austin Meadows

    P: Jose Alvarado
    P: Will Smith
    P: Reyes Moronta
    P: Raisel Iglesias
    P: Emilio Pagan
    SP: German Marquez
    SP: Zack Wheeler
    B: Joe Musgrove
    B: Max Fried
    B: Luke Weaver
    B: Derek Holland

    IL: Mike Clevinger
    IL: Arodys Vizcaino

    Thanks, Grey!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Quintana in both for me. I rank them Quintana, Fried, Minor.

      • Savoy Special says:
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        Thanks DT. Are Quintana and Fried close?

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Sounds like I have them a little closer than Grey (#41 & #50 in my current rankings), but Quintana is quite a bit safer if you’re looking ROS…you can count on his innings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT — they’re not that close

  60. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    My Christian Walker for His Jon Gray?

    10 team 6×6 OPS,QS, 2 player auction keeper

    1B: Hoskins (OF) , Gallo (OF), Dozier (3B)
    2B: Mondesi, Torres
    3B: Machado (SS), Bryant (OF)
    SS: Dejong, Tatis
    OF: Dahl, Conforto, Joc,

    SP: Nola, Buehler, Marquez, Quintana, Ray, C Smith, Rodon, Weaver, Montas

    First offered Joc but he didnt bite so I proposed Walker. Looking for one more SP to eat up innings with solid K numbers. Ks have been light and I have hitting depth, but am I silly to sell on Walker already? I like Dozier better.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Prefer Walker but if you don’t need him I guess it’s fine

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        If Tatis is down for a while I’m most likely keeping him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not good

  61. BBHHI says:
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    Grey,

    Means or Banuelos?

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Banuelos if you must.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither

  62. Michael Villani says:
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    12 team h2h pts league. Who should I start at 3rd Max Muncy or Kelvin Gutierrez? 3B is so thin.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Muncy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • RICE says:
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        Are they still platooning Muncy? If so – Dodgers face 5 lefties this week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They’re platooning him

  63. Hello Rockview says:
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    12 team H2H

    Would you trade Segura and Carrassco for Freeman/Niko (or just a streamer spot)?

    My team
    C – Barnes
    1B – Voit
    2b – Mondesi
    3b – Machado
    SS – Segura
    OF – Dahl
    Of – Yelich
    Of – Conforto
    Util – Cruz
    Util Rendon
    Bench – Shaw, Andrus, Haniger, McCutcheon
    IL – Scooter
    SP – Carrasco, Tailon, Berrios, Kikuchi, Quintana, Marquez, Maeda, Hendricks, Freeland

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure, it’s fair.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  64. Cannot spell wrong without Ron says:
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    Please rank for ros
    Carlos Santana, Hunter Dozier and Yandy Diaz
    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Dozier, Yandy for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  65. kilkennybrian says:
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    1.) Am I moving on from Weaver in 10 team leagues, or have you seen enough from him to be a must hold? Next start is @COL, an obvious bench, so not sure if he’s worth the 10 days of a roster spot.

    2.) I think it’s obvious that Elias > Swarzak going forward as Swarzak allowed a HR last night (although unearned) and has allowed runs in like 5 straight appearances. Is Swarzak even worth holding at all outside of like 14-16 teamers? I’m ready to move on myself.

    • Cram It says:
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      He’s not a must hold but I would if you could. I didn’t start him against Chicago and obviously not in Colorado, but I’m holding him in a 12 teamer. Depends on roster depth but you could probably just pick him back up later if you need the roster spot.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) Move on
      2) Move on unless you’re desperate for saves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others, move on

  66. Benintendo64 says:
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    Anime Grey was on fire today!

    My Staff in 10 Team H2H (QS, K/9, era, whip, solds):
    Kluber, Buehler, Flaherty, Marquez, Bieber, Paddack, Hill

    On Waivers: EdRod, Montas, Matz, Lucchesi, Reynaldo, Eflin, Canning, J Nelson

    1) Drop Hill for anyone? Use spot to stream?

    2) In a league with daily lineup changes, how many bench bats do you carry usually? (starting lineup is 10 hitters)

    p.s. – ‘Solds’ is what my league calls Saves+Holds, does razzball approve?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) If all those guys are available then you can stream.
      2) In H2H I’d probably only carry 1 bench bat depending on bench size. I like to load the bench with SP.

      • Keeks says:
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        Thanks DT, you rock

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Solds, btw

      • Keeks says:
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        Hehe thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  67. Steve says:
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    1. Would you add Canning over:

    Soroka
    Fried

    2. Would you drop Cole Tucker or Kieboom for him?

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      No to both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  68. Dane says:
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    10 team H2H Points. RBI’s and Runs are each 2 pts (making HR’s valuable and like 10 pts total per dinger).

    Have Vogelbach. Hold? Or drop for…(Rest of Season)

    Nick Castellanos
    Max Muncy
    Piscotty
    Gennett
    Kike Hernandez
    Matt Olson
    Winkler

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Castellanos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  69. Johnny Be Good says:
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    Grey, Hunter Dozier or Chavis for ROS?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Dozier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  70. Slowmez says:
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    The boys at Pitcherlist with the same recap article title, conspiracy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, not Nodding Along To Lo-Pez?

  71. Bat Flip says:
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    Eduardo Escobar or Yandy Diaz?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Escobar but close for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  72. TJ says:
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    Drop Cole Tucker for Chavis?
    Also, keep holding Desmond?
    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Tucker if you need steals, Chavis if you don’t.

      Depends who else is available for Desmond.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  73. Troy says:
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    Drop pinder or Bader for Chavis?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Pinder

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavis

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Question is who to drop for Chavis

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, oops… Should’ve just said agree with DT

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Keeping you on your toes, DT!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Do teeth have toes? Find out today!

            • Donkey Teeth

              Donkey Teeth says:
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              First they grow hair, then they grow toes

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                See, I had no idea!

  74. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Kelley or Luke Jackson for saves?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d try Jackson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • hondo says:
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        No failure to communicate about Lucas Jackson

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  75. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Pinder or fletcher OBP league

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Fletcher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pinder

  76. Tom says:
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    Grey can you put a sell on Trout in this week’s buy/sell column, I’d like to see him pick it up a bit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Me too!

    • crimedog says:
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      He has like 6 homers 4 steals and a 1.000 ops and also missed a week.

  77. T-Dub says:
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    Hi guys. I need a 2b for ROS. My options: Odor, Kieboom, Chavis, Senzel. How would you rank them? And how probable that Kieboom & Senzel get to 5 games at 2b within 4-6 weeks? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor, Chavis, Kieboom — Seems probable

  78. Roger Podacter says:
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    Hi Grey!

    I have to drop one of

    Jason Heyward
    Leury Garcia
    Jose Peraza

    to activate Jean Segura of the IR

    I have a glutton to SS – are we throwing in the towel on Peraza yet? He stinks like good cheese.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d drop Leury

      • Roger Podacter says:
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        Thanks DT!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  79. Handy Afterall says:
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    Dear Grey,

    Upon whom to bestow my love for the week:

    H Dozier with 7 games
    Mmmmmuncy with 6, and some @ sanfran

    Many thanks,
    Handy

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Dozier

      • Handy Afterall says:
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        Thank you! Your teeth are glorious, Donkey.

        Have fun,
        Handy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Handy Afterall says:
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        Thanks for chiming in, The Man Himself.

        As a totally unrelated follow-up…

        I drafted j Hicks and kimbrell, but have since decided to punt saves. It’s been great so far; I’ve held 1st place all season. All season! After 4 weeks, that clearly means forever.

        That being said, in this year of woeful pitching I figure it’s better to have more SPs, than fewer.
        So I’m looking to trade Jordan hicks for an sp.

        has syndergaard fallen far enough that an offer of hicks might entice his owner? Or is there a pox on syndergaard, and I should just stay away?

        I’m a little foggy on how to compare sp/rp trade values, so any guidance as to a target in return for hicks would be appreciated. Not sure what value kimbrell holds, but I’d throw him in as the little plastic happy meal submarine.

        Thanks again,
        Handy

        • Handy Afterall says:
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          Sorry…realized my initial question contained no league info.

          League is 12 teams, weekly h2h using obp. All other cats standard.

          Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d trade Hicks for Thor

          • Handy Afterall says:
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            Much appreciated.

            Handy

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem, Handy

  80. The Great Knoche says:
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    How about Odor coming off the DL with a Bang! 8 Ks and 1 HR in 3 games. He’s on a real short leash for me. Was rocking Santana while he was out, but now I’m guessing he doesnt see the field as much.

    Quick Hint…Nick Anderson = RCL gold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Anderson, hard to own MRs for me, 1st guys off team when I need a spot

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        I’m not keeping him all the time, but if he’s there on full roster days giddy up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

  81. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Start Maeta @ SF tonight?

    16 team H2H DYNASTY Keeper LEAGUE

    Thankyou!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  82. Kas says:
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    Paul Goldschmidt and Eloy Jimenez for Baez. Giving up too much? I have Pete Alonso as a UTIL and Polanco currently at SS.

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bit much

  83. Joe Shmoe says:
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    Kevin from ESPN is sounding more and more like Gregor Samsa and even more like me…
    Dark post, Mr. Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  84. Murph says:
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    Hey guys
    1 Would you drop Luke Weaver for Darvish, Minor or Reynaldo Lopez?
    2 Would you drop Swarzak for Castillo on TB?
    3 – Better 2B going forward – McNeil, Danny Santana or Odor? (need steals)
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Minor, could change on matchups 2. Sure 3. Odor

  85. Yager says:
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    Rizzo, Sale, Lindor for Mondesi, Hoskins, H. Dozier. Only hesitancy is Sale. Think he turns it around? He has looked mediocre, even beyond his terrible numbers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sale side

  86. steve stevenson says:
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    NL-only, no bench, limited pickups (only when your guy gets DL’d basically), have to drop one of Hampson, Bader and Brian Anderson. Both Hampson and Bader are barely playing and sucking when they do, but have upside.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  87. tshank13 says:
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    I can hide Segura on the DL for one more day since they’re off today. Looking to add a pitcher for one day only. Thoughts on Jalen Beeks? TB is using Stenak as a starter today @ KC so Beeks figures to get some work. Banuelos vs. BAL is another option that SON sort of likes. Am I getting too cute here? It feels like these are risky options.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too cute

  88. Chris says:
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    Yandy Diaz or Maikel Franco ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yandy

  89. Jeremy Burke says:
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    Streamonator likes Happ a little bit more. Whatchu think?
    Fried vs SD
    Or
    Happ vs MIN

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fried

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw, Ender, McNeil, Tapia, McMahon

  90. Bat Flip says:
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    A team has a 1B problem. I have Voit and P. Alonso. I have a 3B problem with Shaw. I would offer him either Voit or Alonso for his Vlad Jr. Would you do make that deal and which one would you offer for Vlad?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Either one, Voit 1st

      • Bat Flip says:
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        So, you make a deal to get Vlad? I’m solid every other position.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  91. Steamin Beamen says:
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    I coulda sworn I remembered who told me not to draft Syndergaard……dah I forget! Good thing I listened to him. (Or her! #metoo)

    What are fantasy baseballers supposed to do about Jeremey Jeffress? Is he still a hold? Doesn’t look like MLW is removing Hader from the 9th right?

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha — I hope it’s Hader — but I’d still hold Jeffress if I had room

  92. primertime says:
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    Drop Castellanos for E Escobar?

    Team is below.

    10 team keeper OBP

    Starters

    Zunino
    Freeman
    Albies
    Arenado
    Story
    Conforto
    Bellinger
    Ozuna
    Moustakas

    Bench
    Moncada
    Kieboom
    Castellanos
    Puig
    Joc Pederson
    Santana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      hold

  93. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    So Cody Allen hits the incompetent list, leaving a 9th inning opening for the best reliever on the team. What does Ausmus do? Pitches him multiple innings, then brings him into the 8th in a three run game. Not asked to get the last three outs, or maneuver through a high leverage spot. I’m still buying the skills, and hoping that Buttrey lucks into some save opps. He’ll need some luck with that buffoon at the helm.

    Alex Reyes is neck and neck with Ausmus in the biggest idiot of the year race. First one to the finish line wins!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s no way Buttrey is the closer based on usage… I bought Robles in FAAB this week

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        Not right now, but as I mentioned above, Buttrey is far and away the team’s best reliever skills-wise. Buying the skills, not the role. That should sort itself out soon. Robles is a fly ball pitcher with a high walk rate (1.52 HR/9 and 4.31 BB/9 over last two seasons). Only a matter of time. Then again, with Ausmus, maybe not.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No question he’s the best, Robles is terrible… But he’s headed for saves right now

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            You sagnof truther, you

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You prefer Buttrey for saves?

              • Big Magoo

                Big Magoo says:
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                Long term, yes. Buttrey is far superior to Allen and Robles. Not sure how long it’ll take Ausmus to come around though. Might be a few weeks when the Angels are 15 games back and people start calling for his head.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Sounds like people talking on Archie Bradley for the last 4 years

                  • Big Magoo

                    Big Magoo says:
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                    Yeah, true. It would be one thing if he was being used as a multi-inning stopper or a high leverage reliever ala Miller, Hader, or even Bradley over the past few years. But he hasn’t been a multi-inning guy, and the situation yesterday wasn’t high leverage. Ausmus just doesn’t have a clue what he’s doing. Just let your best guy get the last three outs unless he’s being deployed strategically.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I read something this preseason that stuck with me.. Was from I believe Bless Our Boys (Tigers blog) and it was talking about how Ausmus was a bad manager, but really excelled at being terrible with bullpens

                  • Big Magoo

                    Big Magoo says:
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                    Sounds like Sciosciapath 2.0

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      It does

  94. The Skrimmer says:
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    One starting SP spot for the following three…which one should I start? I am leaning toward Stroman because of his start to the season but I like Gausman’s matchup this week…yet…he ruined me last week. Quintana is just…Quintana. Thanks.

    Stroman @LAA
    Gausman @MIA
    Quintana v STL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana

  95. frankgrimes says:
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    watch them yet ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, we watched on Saturday… Can’t wait for the final 2 episodes!

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Genny should’ve opted for some liposuction…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, he just needs a better fade at Shorty’s Barbershop

          • frankgrimes says:
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            how could’ve they botched that plan up so badly?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              The Blue Bloods are not warriors

              • frankgrimes says:
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                Didn’t Ciro teach blue blood anything!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Not enough, that’s why they did what they did to him… If they would’ve been taught, they never would’ve done that at the end of last season

                  • frankgrimes says:
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                    Only 2 left!! Noooooooooo.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I know! Cougs and I need to start a Gomorra fan convention so we can just talk about it with people

                  • frankgrimes says:
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                    I’m there!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hope so, it’s only us!

  96. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h OPS/Holds
    Someone dropped Luke Weaver and I was thinking of picking him up but I don’t know who to drop.

    I could drop Brandon Lowe since Odor is back but I am scared he won’t produce.
    I could drop Alex Gordon but he’s been pretty hot lately.
    Or I could drop Renato Nunez who has been a nice play so far.

    Or just hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowe

  97. bigbear says:
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    Looking at streaming VV vs. the Tiggers. Which means drop Lucchesi. Stream away? Hold?

    There are a few other decent SP options to grab if someone claims Lucchesi (Matz, Gibson, Soroka). I’ll probably end up dropping VV as well for one of them at some point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream away

  98. Cutchamin says:
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    Hi Grey – would you trade my Murphy, Mikolas, Chavis for his Bryant, S. Gray, Gardner? I need some OF help. 13 team roto.
    I know you are worried about Bryant – hiw worried?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  99. Dancin Homer says:
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    Morning!

    With Zimmerman on the IL, is Adams worth starting at my UTL in a weekly format?

    it’s between him and McNeil.

    While I like the opportunity for Adams, is he: 1.) going to start every day now 2.) actually good?

    As always, thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What are your other options? No UTIL guy?

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        injuries kind of took a toll. current lineup/ roster:

        1b: Hoskins
        2b: Shaw
        3b: H. Dozier
        ss: Lindor
        of: Acuna, Mazara, McNeil**
        utl: A. Mondesi

        bn: B. Lowe, Odor, Senzel, Avisail Garcia, J. Pederson, Adams

        So, basically with Hoskins’ 1b/of eligibility, I’d be looking to have best available to play 1b/ of.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t know all your bench hitters’ matchups

          • Dancin Homer says:
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            – McNeil: 7 games CIN, @MIL
            – Lowe: 7 games @KC,@BAL
            – Odor: 5 games PIT, TOR
            – A. Garcia: 7 games @KC, @ BAL
            – Adams: 7 games STL, @PHI
            – J. Pederson: 6 games @SF, @ SD (but he seems to get benched vs. Lefties & looks to be 4 lefties this week)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Avisail

  100. Trip says:
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    Dynasty Points League: Luke Weaver and Martin Perez for Yusei Kikuchi and Dylan Bundy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weaver

  101. Jr says:
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    Good morning Grey, which side would you prefer in a 10 team H2H dynasty league? It’s an obp league with BB as a counting stat, and slg as an additional ratio stat…

    Kluber/T. Shaw or J. Baez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  102. Jaone says:
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    Hey Grey
    Encarnacion for Kershaw who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edwin

  103. kelly leak says:
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    12 team std 5×5:

    RP: A.Swarzak or L.Jackson for saves?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swarzak

  104. prestige says:
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    Start or sit T Ross @Phi in 15 team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit

  105. ChefBoyRG54 says:
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    hey Grey
    long time! Been lurking a lot, but life with a 4th baby arriving recently has me time quite booked. Hope you are well!

    Lame question of the day…..Odor or B Dozier RoS. Probably going to drop one, cant decide which POS is worse atm. Leaning dropping Odor. Ask me in 2 months and I have probably dropped both!

    Cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Four babies? You starting a little league team? I’d go Odor

      • ChefBoyRG54 says:
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        just bought the older 3 their first gloves last week so, perhaps?!?
        should have bought them right handed gloves so they try to figure out throwing lefty tho…
        Thanks :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Raise 4 LOOGYs!

          • ChefBoyRG54 says:
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            good pay, minimal work schedule….where did we go wrong!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              There’s still time for your kids!

  106. Audacity of Schoop says:
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    Who is odd man out?

    McHugh, Yonny, Lucchesi, Luke Weaver

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weaver

  107. wwekoda2020 says:
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    If you wanted to package Domingo German and Eflin together for another SP who would you target?

    • wwekoda2020 says:
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      Could potentially get ryu or Boyd for those two

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Ryu

  108. Donkey Teeth

    Donkey Teeth says:
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    Nate Lowe questions in 3,2,1

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Where does he play?

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        1st and DH, I don’t think they’re calling him up to bench him

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Who are they benching then?

          • Donkey Teeth

            Donkey Teeth says:
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            Daniel Robertson and Choi mostly?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Makes sense — or makes SZN

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        Durham if the Rays get healthy.

  109. negatto says:
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    A question for Donkey Teeth just for future reference.

    12 Team mixed roto, at what level in your top 100 would the streamers start to show up?

    Trying to get a feel if I should be hanging onto guys or streaming their spots.

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Probably in the 60- 70 range, but it also depends on your league’s bench size and moves limits.

      No problem.

      • negatto says:
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        So 2 bench spots, no move limits, weekly lineups. Still the 60-70 range?

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          With only 2 bench spots and weekly lineups I’d probably move the threshold up to 40-50. There should be really good 2 start streamer options for you in free agency every week…

          You can really lean in on streamonator in the format.

  110. MarvPesos

    marv says:
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    Hey Grey,

    H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limited moves (35 per year), no streaming.

    Dropping Jeffries (RP) from my team and was going to replace with a high upside pitcher,
    A)who would you take from the options below ?
    B)thoughts on Eickhoff?
    C) If not targeting pitching, who would be your Hitter add ?

    Waiver:
    HIT – R. Braun, M. Kepler, E. Hosmer, R. Tapia, E. Sogard, J. Reddick, C. Biggio (NA), B. Hamilton, Smith Jr., C. Hernandez, J. Soler, J. Martinez, D. Santana, I. Happ (NA), J. Reddick, J. Mateo (NA),
    SP – J. Eickhoff, B. Honeywell (NA), Z. Godley, K. Gibson, S. Cease (NA) Z. Godley, N. Eovaldi(DL), M. Keller (NA), J. Chacin, N. Pivetta (NA), S. Newcomb (NA), M. Wacha
    RP – R. Braiser, A.J. Minter, P. Strop, D. Robertson, B. Parker, H. Neris,

    My team:
    C – W. Ramos
    1B – P. Goldschmidt
    2B – K. Marte
    3B – Eugenio Suarez
    SS – J. Polanco
    CI – A. Rizzo
    MI – X. Bogaerts
    LF – C. Yelich
    CF – C. Blackmon
    RF – D. Santana
    Util – C. Keiboom
    BN – R. Laureano
    BN – H. Dozier
    DL – T. Turner

    SP – C. Carrasco
    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – N. Syndergaard
    RP – K. Jansen (RP)
    RP – J. Leclerc (RP)
    P – K. Giles (RP)
    P – W. Davis (RP)
    BN – W. Buehler
    BN – J. Paxton
    BN – T. Richards
    BN – J. Jeffress (RP)
    DL – A. Heaney (10-DAY)
    DL – J. Nelson (10-DAY)
    Thanks bud
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      With 35 moves, I’d forget upside and grab Gibson

  111. rhodyballer says:
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    Peraza or C.Tucker ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  112. pizza5788 says:
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    Rank these pitchers
    Strahm
    Rodon
    V V

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strahm, VV

  113. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    need to make a drop in a 12 team 6×6 (ops + qs) – is it minter, jeffress, ketel, franco, lucchesi, ed rod?

    c – Alfaro
    1b – Bellinger
    2b – Ketel
    3b – Donaldson
    ss – Baez
    Of – Acuna, Soto, Springer
    Util – Domingod, P Alonso
    Bn – Franco

    Sp – Marquez, Ray, Musgrove, Lucchesi, Williams, Ed Rod, Bieber
    Rp – Hader, Greene, Parker, Minter, Jeffress

    DL – Segura

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jeffress

      • MediOAKer Matt says:
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        thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  114. Torn says:
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    NL Only league. I need a hitter and the offer is Thor for Eugenio Suarez or Thor for Starling Marte. Hold Thor? Or do one of the two trade offers, and if so…which one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You need a hitter then you mean Eugenio for Thor or Marte for Thor — I’d take Eugenio

      • Torn says:
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        Yeah…ok, I was leaning Suarez. Thanks. Just got an offer Thor for Seager. Would you do Seager over Suarez?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, you didn’t… You got an offer of Seager for Thor — you own Thor

          • Torn says:
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            Yeah, my Thor for his Seager. Sorry, wasn’t being clear. Thanks for answering. Love your write-ups.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem… I prefer Eugenio, but would take Seager

  115. Jon says:
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    Would you want Wacha over Woodruff? QS league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  116. BosoxNelly says:
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    Are you worried about Cole Tucker yet? Seems to be striking out an awful lot (esp compared to his minor league numbers), and not running at all (which is why I picked him up in the first place)…danger of Pirates sending him back down? And if so, is he droppable….Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not worried yet

  117. The Great Knoche says:
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    Which side on this? 6×6 with OBP, $4 Inflation

    $18 Bryant, $5 Moistasskiss, $1 Jose Martinez

    or

    $26 Blackmon, $22 Merrifield.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kris side

  118. Bananafactory says:
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    Drop Cole tucker for Nate Lowe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  119. prestige says:
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    Need to start one of these in last P spot:

    T Ross @Phi
    Cahill vs Astros
    D Rodriguez @Cin
    Steckenrider

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cahill

  120. JohnnyMO says:
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    10 team H2H mixer. Watching 3 hitters and 3 pitchers that are available, but don’t know who to drop. Anyone on my team worth dropping for one of these guys?

    FA Pitchers: Skaggs, Reynaldo Lopez, Merill Kelly
    FA Hitters: Yandy Diaz, Franco, Chavis

    MY TEAM:
    C) Molina
    1B) Vogelbach
    2B) Albies
    3B) Carpenter
    SS) Bregman
    OF) Soto, Benintendi, D.Santana
    UT) Gallo
    BN) Dahl
    DL) Trea Turner

    SP) Wheeler, Happ, Lucchesi, Matz, M.Gonzales, Gausman, Minor, Wacha, Teheran (NA: Alex Reyes)

    RP) Smith, Iglesias, Doolittle, Elias (DL D.Robertson)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually, Kelly over Teheran, but it’s more of a streaming spot so anyone over Teheran

  121. kilkennybrian says:
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    8 team league, need everything (my hitting has been bad)

    Who’s the drop? Chavis, Kieboom, Peraza, CTucker, Tapia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia

    • frankgrimes says:
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      8 teams? any and prolly all of them…

  122. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Need to stream one of these guys this week. Who ya like?

    Fried vs SD
    VV vs Det
    Lucchesi vs LAD
    Matz @ Mil

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fried

  123. toolshed says:
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    Kieboom or Nate Lowe? Playing time is the concern I have for both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kieboom

    • frankgrimes says:
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      Boom!

  124. kilkennybrian says:
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    What are we doing with Gausman in 10 team leagues? He’s been pretty bad outside one, maybe two starts. Is he a streamer at this point? Or a hold?

    • frankgrimes says:
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      Drop him like a bag of dirt

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

  125. Jedi says:
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    Grey,

    1) I have a case of the meh’s for Jorge Polanco.
    Should I add Carter Kieboom, Cole Tucker, Brandon Lowe, DannyS antana, Kolten Wong, Marcus Semien, Eduardo Escobar, Dansby Swanson, Eduardo Escobar, Andrelton Simmons, Kike Hernandez, Max Muncy, ……………or hold?

    2) Worth dropping Lucchesi or Bieber and have a streaming spot or hold?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Are you dropping Polanco? Then no 2. Lucchesi

  126. Twins Peaker says:
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    In a pts league where the players going to team B can be retained for longer, which side wins:

    A gets Altuve, Hoskins, Kluber
    B gets Buehler, Torres, Trout

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout side

  127. Steve says:
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    1. Drop Woodruff for Canning/streaming? 14T k/9, QS

    2. Starting JD in weekly roto?

    3. Anyone heard anything on Tatis’ injury?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. I guess 3. Not yet

  128. StreamMeCaptain says:
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    Would you stream either of Teheran ($9.1 SON) or Junis ($7.0 SON) tomorrow)? 12-team mixed roto with QS. Would probably be dropping Miley, who SON does not love in his next start, though he has performed reasonably well despite that (only one out away from the QS last night argh). The Real Joey Bart mentioned both in his Sunday column, but I’m looking for second opinions.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Junis, I guess, but I don’t know the matchups

      • StreamMeCaptain says:
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        Teheran v SD. Junis v TB.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Teheran, don’t love either

  129. Matt says:
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    Do I drop any of Grichuk, C Walker, Chavis, Gregory Polanco for Nate Lowe? 14 team 5×5 OBP league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk

  130. frankgrimes says:
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    Am I the only one who hates the nfbc ui?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like their FAAB system

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        It’s terrible

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Right? I thought I was the only one… I’m not sure half the buttons even do anything, sometimes I’ll just click ‘waterfall’ to see if it does anything, and it never does

          • Donkey Teeth

            Donkey Teeth says:
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            Haha Itch was telling me he watched a YouTube video yesterday about how to use all the functions and he thinks he has it partially figured out.

            If we need a YouTube video to figure out FAAB then there’s something wrong with the system!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, I think I could use that, pass it along!

            • FrankGrimes says:
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              Ya wtf!

  131. Jayrod says:
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    H2H Points League 12tm,

    Need an extra bat,

    KCalhoun, Chavis, Tapia, Danny Santana, or Sogard?

    Love ya dude, good vibes!
    -Jay

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Chavis

      • Jayrod says:
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        Did you perhaps have a second one? Dude literally grabbed him a minute ago.. so much for me even considering it lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Tapia

  132. Quit Yo Pitchin says:
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    Grey,
    Just got offered a trade. 10 Team H2H 5×5 Keeper League

    My: P. Alonso and M. Mikolas
    His: J. Verlander and H. Dozier

    Thoughts??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier side

      • Quit Yo Pitchin says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  133. Stream Weaver says:
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    Is Nate Lowe a must add 12 team mixed?

    • knucks says:
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      Not a must add, but could see adding him. Prob need more info about who you will drop.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      He’s almost a must add for me. But I like shiny toys.

      I also agree with knucks though…

  134. Hello Rockview says:
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    10 team keep 12 guy dynasty

    You swapping Lowe, Jeffress, Swarzak, or Strahm for any of the free agents?

    Free agents – Diaz, Pollock, Kepler, Hendricks, Aguilar, Neris, Winker, Keller, Franmil

    Here’s my team
    C Realmuto
    1b – Abreu
    2b – Shaw
    3b Rendon
    SS – Bregman
    OF Soto
    OF JD
    OF Santana
    Util Bogaerts
    Util Piscotty
    Bench – H. Dozier, Cano, Voit, B. Lowe,
    IL – Hicks
    SP – sale, flaherty, nola, bauer, maeda, mchugh, paddack, strahm, musgrove
    RP – Yates, Dolittle, Hand, Jeffress, Swarzak

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neris over Jeffress

  135. aardvark says:
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    I traded Stanton and T. Bauer for JD. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bit much

  136. Ui says:
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    Dropped Alvarado for Pagan in all leagues. Will Pagan stick as the new closer?

    • knucks says:
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      No.

      Badbadnotgood.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not the closer

      • Ui says:
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        So should I have stuck with Alvarado?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • Ui says:
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            Even if my other closers include Parker, Strop, and Holland? I ask because you recommended having Pagan over Alvarado based on my current bullpen. Based on your weekend report it seems like you still favor Alvarado, so your suggestion from yesterday seems contradicting.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Alvarado over Pagan

              • UI says:
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                Here is the comment from yesterday

                Uso says:
                April 28, 2019 at 5:25 pm (link)
                Here’s my closer regime in both leagues

                League 1

                Giles
                Alvarado
                Brasier
                Parker

                League 2

                Alvarado
                Holland
                Strop
                Parker

                Would you pick up any of the following over anyone above?

                League 1

                LeClerc
                Neris
                Elias
                Buttrey
                Pagan
                Robles

                League 2

                LeClerc
                Elias
                Buttrey
                Pagan
                Romo
                Robles

                Reply
                GreyGrey says:
                April 28, 2019 at 6:00 pm (link)
                Pagan over Alvarado in both

                Seeing this, why would you recommend Pagan?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Oh, bc you had 5 closers in each league that were available… Just go with the hot hand…

                  • Ui says:
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                    Thank you

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yup

  137. knucks says:
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    Peraza leading off. Hopefully he somehow has a big game tonight against Wheeler and can make a case to keep his everyday job over… iglesias… and dietrich. Jeeeeeez!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hope so!

  138. CentralCoastCali says:
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    Big Kahuna Grey or Beso de Culo(Kiss the Ass, not meant to be to offensive),

    Aloha, Hola from the Central Coast and Aloha, Adios if I forget:).

    My 2B situation: Have Peraza(one of the last who will not drop him) and Wong.
    3B have Bregman and J Turner(you don’t like).

    In first because I half-way listen to you: Domingod, Acuna, Bregman, and Belinger.

    Wong has done nothing last two weeks. Add Chavis or Schoop? I’m leaning toward Chavis because of yahoo’s flexibility.

    Thank you as always for your sage entertainment.

    CCC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  139. Fogimon says:
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    Scherzer is my worst pitcher so far. No, seriously. At least ERA-wise.

    Now, if only getting equal value out of streaming hitters was a thing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, crazy

  140. Bat Flip says:
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    Moncada or Vlad Jr. for redraft standard roto league?

    Also, looking at Moncada his BABIP is now at .380. Last year is was .344. Not to different, but a big difference in AVG.. Hard hit, GB, FB, etc. all similar. He’s striking out less down 11% and soft hit rate down 5%. Aside from the ROS Steamer/Razzball projections, what do you personally think his line ends up?

    • Bat Flip says:
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      His ISO is up 100 points

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moncada looks like he’s turning a corner, K’ing so much less and starting to hit breaking pitches… I was worried about him early on, but he looks better, maybe more of a .270 hitter this year, but still ‘only’ 18/12, which is kinda bleh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vlad over him

      • Bat Flip says:
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        Thanks.

        Do you take Vlad over Shaw though?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          About same, prolly take Vlad

          • Bat Flip says:
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            Higher AVG for sure

  141. edietrich1962 says:
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    in a weekly 5×5 roto league, would would you start at the 5 OF and 1 UTil spots from following (need to sit 2):

    1) Trout (obviously not)
    2) Smith Jr.
    3) Conforto
    4) Domingo Santana
    5) Mazara
    6) Tapia
    7) Michael Chavis
    8) Eric Thames

    If I go based on stats from last week, I would sit Smith Jr and Conforto.

    If I go based on Hittertron, then it would be Thames and Tapia.

    Would do you think?? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thames, Tapia

  142. Dan says:
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    Thin pickings. 3 of these 7 pitchers. M. Perez, desclafani,j. Lopez,canning,means,h.velazquez,m.buenelos (however its spelled) but does he matter anyway?) lol. Right now i have canning ,velazquez and means . not feeling real trusting
    Thanks for your input.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None of them

      canning, velazquez and means is good as any

  143. Jimmy says:
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    If you had to pick two players ROS

    Kieboom, Thames, Chavis

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Thames

  144. Matty says:
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    For some reason your Joey Lucchessi narrative has now merged in my mind with Mikey from Kimmy Schmidt.
    Joey Lucchessi is now dating Titus I guess.
    That is all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Joey Lucchesi is the gayest guy’s guy

  145. William Hung says:
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    Archer was dropped in my league – 5×5 standard cats with K/9 and Ls

    Should I try to get Archer to replace Fried, Matz, or Peacock?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • William Hung says:
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        Eduardo Escobar, Rafael Devers, or Travis Shaw?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Shaw

  146. Old School Brother says:
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    Glasnow… SONUVA BENCH!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, OSB!

  147. Jj says:
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    Start Straham @ Atlanta this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  148. Bojo says:
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    I own Inciarte. Would you pick up one of the following in his place? Just looking for the best player

    Beckham
    Peraza
    Odor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  149. Pat says:
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    The Kevin from ESPN bit has my laughing every time. Comedy gold! I hope Karen will forgive him. Com’n Karen! Give him another chance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  150. Wow says:
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    Which 2 would you take for runs? Currently I own DSJ and H. Dozier

    DSJ
    H. Dozier
    Profar
    Peraza
    Chavis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s wrong with who you have?

  151. Five-on-One says:
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    Please rank for the week (12-team 5×5 league):

    2-start Fried (vSD $7.1 and @LAD -$3.2)
    Canning (@DET $7.4)
    Luccesi (vLAD $6.3)
    Eickhoff (vWSH $5.3)
    Gibson @NYY $2.3)
    Kikuchi (@CLE $1.1)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fried, Lucchesi

  152. JoeG414 says:
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    I have Wacha coming back , cut him or Pineda ? 6×6 15 daily team roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pineda

  153. Joe R. says:
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    14 teamer 5×5 roto… Are you dropping any of these guys for Tapia (just was released – someone doesn’t read your buy column)? Current OF is Bryant, Conforto, Lowe, Jose Martinez, and Inciarte

    – Lowe
    – Martinez
    – Chavis
    – Peraza
    – Inciarte
    – Profar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowe

  154. asdfasdf says:
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    Hey Grey, would you start Tapia or Fowler this week? It’s a points league so playing time is important. Tapia seems to have an easier schedule this week but do you think Fowler might play more??

    Also, would you go with Weaver @COL, Lucchesi vs. LAD, Darvish vs. STL, or Derek Holland @CIN? Unappealing options, I know! Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia

      Lucchesi

  155. MikeZ says:
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    Chavis or Amed Rosaria ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavis, different things

  156. et says:
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    Lucchesi starting to look like a guy you only start at home.

    Home: 23 IP, 2.35 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, .221 BAA

    Road: 8 IP, 12.38 ERA, 2.38 WHIP, .410 BAA

    Small sample, but he’s looking like a Hodgepadre.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      .410 BAA — what’s the BABIP?

      • et says:
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        .467

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s lunacy

  157. Gotime says:
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    Weekly lock H2H cats. Rendon and JD unknown health are you starting Rendon or bench for Muncy. Also same with JD Martinez, start him or Ender instead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start JD and Rendon, but I’d check latest news on them

      • Gotime says:
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        Gotcha thanks. Take a chance with Tapia 4 @ Mil 3 vs Ari in Coors this week, or go Ender 4 vs SD and 3 @ Mia

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ender

  158. Uncle Ernie says:
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    How confident would you be trading for Degrom? Given the history of how the front office minimizes injuries. There’s an owner that’s a little nervous and thought about pursuing him. What value As in either pitcher or batter In return do you compare him to. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t own a top 5 SP and I wouldn’t trade for one… If the deal was too good to pass up, then sure

      • Uncle Ernie says:
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        Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Uncle Ernie says:
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            Is this too good to pass up? Degrom for Daniel Murphy and Greg Holland. Someone just offered me this

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d take deGrom

  159. OaktownSteve

    OaktownSteve says:
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    Dr. Met: Sorry to keep you waiting, I was tied up with another patient.
    Rendon: I’ve been here for eight days.
    Dr. Met: Ah, yes..when I said tied up, I thought you understood I was implying a complicated sexual situation. Be that as it may, let’s have a look at that knee.
    Rendon: Actually it’s my elbow.
    Dr. Met: Yes of course…let’s take a look.
    Rendon: My LEFT elbow.
    Dr. Met: Now let me see…the elbow’s connected to the arm bone, the arm bone’s connected to the back bone…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  160. brett says:
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    Someone cut wilson ramos. Rather him or Alfaro? 6×6 with ops the extra categories.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

  161. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Grey –

    Jesus Aguilar was dropped in my deepish 10 teamer over the weekend. Any interest in dropping either Voit or Hunter Dozier for him? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  162. Perfect Game says:
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    Folty or Glasnow in a roto league that uses QS, K, ERA, WHIP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glasnow

  163. Brett says:
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    In a QS league. Buehler or Syndergaard?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

      • Brett says:
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        Is mazara and yu enough for Buehler?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  164. whitt23 says:
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    Streamo hates Shark this week even with two starts. Any thoughts on that or just trust it? I have 7 starters all ranked above him in my lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know who he’s starting against

      • whitt23 says:
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        Sorry. Dodgers at home and at Cincy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t mess with Shark

  165. Db says:
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    Start eikoff vs nats
    Straham @atl

    Which one

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eickhoff

  166. Stumanji! says:
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    Best OF of for this week? Nimmo, Avisail, or Tapia. I think Nimmo and Avisail have most favorable schedules, but Tapia has been the best of the 3 lately…although Rox haven’t realized it and he’s not playing every day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nimmo

  167. Ivan Make Basket says:
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    2nd base is brutal if you didn’t draft a decent one. wish i picked up chavis but he doesn’t even qualify there yet.

    i drafted odor, and then picked up schoop which has been bleh meh ok. i have no confidence in schoop. any potential call ups i should be keeping an eye on? or maybe a sleeper pickup for 12 teamers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m fine with Odor, otherwise stream until someone’s called up

      • Ivan Make Basket says:
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        true, i thought i remembered reading u were done with odor. i cant bring myself to pick him back up yet but i will watch closely. thx

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  168. Smell The Glove says:
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    12 team 7×7 keeper league (OPS and TB): Drop Aguilar or Thames to pick up Vogelbach? Or stay with the platoon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  169. the tone ranger says:
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    Hello!

    1. is mancini a sell high in your opinion? if so, aim for what?

    2. would you prefer eduardo over dansby?

    3. can you rank these guys? V V, lyles, canning, gibson

    4. are the guys in #3 just streamers or some holds

    thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure, I don’t know, maybe an SP? 2. Yes3. Gibson, Lyles, VV 4. Depends on league

  170. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Who do you like this week between Voit and Hunter Dozier?

    Voit – 2 @ Ari, 3 vs minn
    Hunter – 4 vs Tb, 3 @ det

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hunter

  171. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    right there with ya on Tapia. UGH (not starting today either). At least now I know who I’m dropping for Nat Lowe . . .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, ugh

  172. kilkennybrian says:
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    Kind of need OF in a 10 team 5×5.

    Would you trade Degrom away to get Benintendi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  173. Chud says:
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    Dynasty trade I’ve been offered:

    I give Suarez/AHicks

    I get TShaw/Realmuto.

    Thanks!

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  174. Barry says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Suarez for Carrasco. Who wins?

    Or

    Carpenter for Castillo. Who wins?

    Redraft 12 team H2H 6×6 OPS QS

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eugenio… Castillo… These are fair

  175. William Hung says:
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    Shaw sitting against Freeland after sitting against Matz – if he’s only going’s to play v righties while struggling then I might need to move on

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hear ya

      • William Hung says:
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        This week sucks since he’s playing against 3 lefties – looks like I need a bench bat for 3B for “just in case” things get worse before they get better with Shaw. Top candidates are the guys I mentioned earlier: Eduardo Escobar, Devers, or McMahon

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Eduardo

          • William Hung says:
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            I forgot about my mini-mancrush – McNeil… McNeil over Eduardo?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah

  176. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Shallow 10 team 5×5 Roto league. Trade my Bryce and D Murphy for his Acuña, yes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  177. Big Ticket says:
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    Where do you have Paddack in dynasty SP ranks (standard roto)? Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly around 25

  178. Molina bros bbq says:
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    jackson pagan or robles to speculate on saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pagan

      • Molina bros bbq says:
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        Thanks

  179. Top Dog says:
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    Bux has 325 obp and 500 slg with only one HR. Do you buy as a breakout or are you selling in OPS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Selling

  180. florida jack says:
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    16 team h2h points

    which side do you like better?

    travis shaw and yuli gurriel for luis castillo

    as always thanks for all the great advice and info

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castillo, it’s fair… No problem

  181. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    How would you rate Eroy for rest of year; how long do you think he’ll be out and is there risk he might be shuttled back to minors when he returns?

    He was just dropped in one of my leagues (1 DL slot — currently with Jimmy Nelson). I could probably pick him up by dropping Buxton & Nelson (and then picking up Polanco). Would you?

    I’m leaning “No” but I know you would welcome the chance to drop Buxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Polanco/Eloy over Buxton and Nelson

  182. ThE sHiT says:
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    Drop Tapia or Fletcher to stash Luis Urias ahead of his callup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia

  183. ThE sHiT says:
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    Btw, cant the Sawx wait a few more games to start Chavis elsewhere, need him to get that 2B eligibility in ESPN leagues already

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Same

  184. SteveNZ says:
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    I know a guy who started Lynn yesterday. Can’t think of his name just now tho.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • SteveNZ says:
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        Seriously though, the SON is so good – Lost count of the number of iffy-looking streamers I’ve used in the last 2-3 seasons but had good SON numbers – and that have then come through.

        And I’d assume it’s only going to get better as the data set gets bigger.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Totally!

          • Stephen Lyon says:
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            Kike should be owned in a 14-teamer, right? Even if I don’t use him everyday, he’s eligible in just about every position!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Guess depends who else tho

              • Stephen Lyon says:
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                The only position I really don’t have cover for is SS (I own Segura) and Jorge Polanco and Beckham are available. But i kinda fell like if I owned either of them they’d just be wasted sitting on the bench (as I wouldn’t start either ahead of Segura) but with Kike’s multi-eligibility in my league I can slot him in when guys get an off day. If you see what i mean!

                Also as it’s an OBP league I kinda feel like Choo should be owned too – evrn if I wouldn’t start him over Dahl or Piscotty at RF…

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Choo definitely should be owned in OBP

  185. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Flaherty was just dropped, and I own #1 waiver (yea!). I am in a dilemna on who to use for claiming him. Vince Velazquez; Mike Soroka; or Gifffith Canning. Who would you drop?.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canning

  186. Ron Swanson says:
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    in a H2H league with OPS … should I deal Judge and Velazquez for Gallo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

      • Mongo says:
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        I’m looking to potentially move on from Shaw. The issue is he is the only second baseman on my team, so I would only consider dropping him for another second basemen instead of picking up the next best thing. My team is doing fine in terms of hitting. Here are my other current players

        Domingod
        Bryant
        Muncy
        Trout
        Dahl
        Segura
        Inciarte
        Mondesi
        Alfaro
        Bellinger

        Given my team, would you drop Shaw to pick up one of the following second basemen?

        Odor
        Peraza
        McMahon
        Hampson
        Marwin
        Danny Santana
        Fletcher
        Luis Urias

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Peraza or Odor depending on needs

          • Mongo says:
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            Well I’m this league I’m just looking for the best player. In my other league my needs are runs. So who would you pick up out of Peraza and Odor based on this?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Peraza

  187. fausto

    fausto says:
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    – 11 team J. Eickhoff a hold for now? or was he merely a stream? having a hard time letting go.

    Dannys Antana has teased us like this before in Minnesota and im debating going back ias a speculative sagnof add lose Vogelbach or Ender for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Eickhoff… how bad is Ender hurt, might answer your question

  188. crimedog says:
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    zach wheeler is so bipolar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bunch of dinkers

      • crimedog says:
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        oh really? that’s good at least, I haven’t been watching.

        Zues Aguiler woke up today

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          About time

  189. Portal says:
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    Looking to move on from Shaw. Would you pick up one of the following to drop him? My needs are runs

    Profar
    Peraza
    Nimmo
    Odor
    Jo-Ma
    Bader
    God Thames
    Chavis
    Luis Urias
    Fletcher
    Danny Santana
    Greg P

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered

  190. Db says:
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    P mikolas, minor, stripling, Urias, porcello, Skaggs, Alvarado, german, Marquez, Alvarado, Greene, brasier

    On waivers
    Yonny chirinos, Luke Jackson, Shawn Kelley, Pedro Baez, moronta
    Wins/losses/saves/homers given up/k/era/whip/k9/was/nsvh

    I’m thinking urias might be valuable then those other waiver names but if you had too drop pitcher from my team for any of these guys, chirinos pitches in Baltimore next time out if that helps

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yonny over Urias

      • Db says:
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        Would you drop Moreland or Cole tucker if you don’t need them instead of urias?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Moreland

  191. bossmanjunior says:
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    10 team h2h 5×5 with OBP and QS limited season moves

    1) Ok to move on from Stripling? Need to pick up a bat while Eloy and Andujar are out

    2) Speaking of said bat, top 2 from this group? (position doesn’t matter): N Lowe, H Dozier, Franco, Schwarber, Kepler, A Gordon, Kieboom, Goodrum

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Dozier, Kepler

    • bossmanjunior333 says:
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      For the second question, who you continue to hold onto Andujar, who is expected back this weekend, or drop him for one of the aforementioned players as well?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hold

  192. daze says:
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    Grey
    Who is your pick out of these 4
    E-Rod
    Eickhoff
    Tanaka
    Reynaldo Lopez
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Edrod

      • daze says:
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        Appreciate it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  193. Crazy J says:
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    “…I own two Mets pitchers (Wheeler and Matz), and I’ve been doing just fine in my leagues for pitching.”

    The FBO is not amused

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Crazy J says:
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        Oh crap, did someone boast about Corbin too? He’s coming for all things good.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh

    • Crazy J says:
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      Always enjoy hearing about your teams. Good to know you are sharing the grinds, and some of those formats you play I wouldn’t experience at all if it wasn’t for your sharing. Tim Anderson overtakes Bellinger at #1 after this weekend? I gave up my $22 Bellinger for Betts last week. How did I have Tim Anderson in every league last year and only one this season because I literally got “stuck” with him… bah! Pretty sure last year’s rosters this year would be dominance… at least through April!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Same here, if I just redrafted last year’s teams I’d be running away with leagues… I’m drafting all these 2019 teams next year!

  194. Brett says:
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    Which closer do you prefer? Leclerc or Blake Parker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker

  195. CP says:
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    Peralta back for MIL would you add over Wacha, Merril Kelly, Lucchesi, or hold?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Kelly is fine

  196. crimedog says:
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    Glad I have my two aces going today in my H2H league with Corbin and Wheeler….oh wait. Gotta love losing categories on a Monday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sucks

  197. alps says:
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    Hey Grey
    Would you drop Adam Jones for
    Choo
    Danny Santana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Choo

    • Alps says:
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      Sorry you can Chavis to the list also

  198. sturock578 says:
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    Aguilar on waivers. maybe on the verge of schmomatoing. Drop McMahon for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  199. TJ says:
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    A) Would you drop Desmond for Aguilar?
    B) I could use both steals and saves…Cole Tucker and E. Pagan, pick 1.
    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Yes B. Tucker

  200. Bo says:
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    Inciarte might be hurt. Would you pick up Beckham in place of him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tim? Sure

  201. Cohen says:
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    Franmil or Goodrum to fill in for Yelich?

  202. dontbichetteme says:
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    Looks like Aguilar may be coming out of his season long slump
    I just dropped Swarzak for Elias. Do you like that move? Or do you prefer Castillo as a handcuff to Alvarado?

  203. Bozoe says:
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    LeClerc or any rays reliever?

  204. Butterball says:
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    Tyler Glasnow somehow got dropped in my league. Spend all the money on him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

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