Ya know, if you’re gonna get busted for PEDs and be suspended for 80 games, the way to do it is right after fracturing your hand.  It’s like coming down with mono the week of your prom when you have no date.  “Damn, am I gonna miss that?  That is too bad, but I am so drowsy I feel like I have two Forest Whitaker eyes.”  That’s you getting prom-o-mono.  I am more surprised to hear Robinson Cano was busted for PEDs, than I am to learn he had no idea he was taking the illegal substance.  Baseball is currently batting a thousand for denials of PEDs suspensions. MLB players’ denials of taking the illicit substance should get into the Hall of Fame on its first ballot.  Speaking of Hall of Fame, I kinda thought Robinson Cano was headed there.  This will obviously shade Frowny The Cloud over his entire career, which I do think is a shame.  What’s also a shame, you need to drop him in all leagues.  He’s more or less done for the year.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Ryon Healy – Hit his 8th homer, and 117th homer this month.  He is literally the hottest guy since the guy on the cover of Wish You Were Here.

Jean Segura – Stole 4 bags (8, 9, 10, 11).  Four steals in one game is more steals than the entire Astros team has.  Kidding, but not by much.  The A’s seriously do only have 7 steals on the year.

Adrian Beltre – Will miss 2-3 weeks after hitting the DL with a hammy.  Sounds like a marriage made in pig heaven.

Joey Gallo – Hit his 13th homer.  I wonder which side of the field he homered to.  I still don’t know why baseball doesn’t take a page from soccer with the shift.  Just line all of the fielders three feet from home plate, as they cover their groins.

Jorge Soler – Out with a displaced rib.  Ned Yost told reporters that it’s not serious — “sort of a chiropractor issue.”  Hey!  “Not serious it’s a chiropractor issue” is highly offensive!  My mom’s a chiropractor!  And Jon Cryer played one!  And he’s a very serious actor!

C.J. Cron – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .284.  Everyone will be happy to know in my NFBC league, where I really need homers, I’ve finally moved Cron into my lineup and stopped the sonavabenchings.  Okay, I’m happy, and you should be too.  What, you have no empathy?

Clint Frazier – Was called up.  He will likely play a young Carrot Top in his HBO bio movie, and bench depth.  Looking forward to the former more, but if you want the flyer, I won’t stand in your way.

Francisco Cervelli – Left after getting hit on the forearm.  Is it sadder that I’m worried for him or because I’m worried for him because I own him?

Starling Marte – Left the game with what is being deemed as very oblique.  So vague!

Trevor Williams – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.72.  You know what Williams loves?  A favorable matchup.  In unfavorable matchups, Trevor gets sent back to the grocery for a different type of breakfast food because what he bought sucks.  In good matchups, he brings home the bacon.

Adam Frazier – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer.  As someone who owns Frazier can attest, his hot weeks look exactly like his cold weeks.  So yawnstipating.

Reynaldo Lopez – 2 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.50.  The Regression Fairies see a rainbow and say, “That would make a beautiful flag,” they remember Alison Sweeney from soap operas, and they will destroy your ratios.

Rajai Davis – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th steal, hitting .232.  I know, it’s kinda crazy talk, but I’d love to see Rajai, The King of SAGNOF, hit leadoff as he did yesterday, and Lindor hit third, with Jo-Ram between them.  Can we make that happen?

JaCoby Jones – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .254.  Filling in admirably for Moises Alou.  Oops, sorry, thought I was talking about Jacques Jones.  A decade just became one memory in my brain.  Jones is filling in for Leonys, and doing quite well.  So well, I used the word quite which is like my moist.

Nicholas Castellanos – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .324.  Four homers?  Beginning to think Castellanos is like the hardest hitting feather.  Hey, Greek God of Hard Contact, hit the ball hard AND out of the park more!

Ronald Acuna – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer.  Acuña goes tilde break of dawn!

Ender Inciarte – 2-for-4 and a slam (4) and legs (18).  Not sure how many of you realize but Ender’s not just having a great season, on our Player Rater, he’s a top ten outfielder and top 20 overall!  Ender or Bryce?  It’s much closer than you think.

Arodys Vizcaino – 1 IP, 2 ER and has given up runs in his last two appearances, and Braves manager, Brian Snitker (real name!) said he could use A.J. Minter or Dan Winkler to save games.  Hey, I’m just telling you.  Don’t shoot the Randy Messenger.

Yu Darvish – 4 IP, 1 ER, as he was activated from the DL, and left early with leg cramping.  Sounds like it shouldn’t be a major issue, then again, he was just DL’d for the flu.  How about someone give Darvish some fluids and Vitamin C?  Can we do that?

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .297.  Next time I see someone with a cast on their hand, I’m going to tell them to dip it into the curative powers of the Suarez Canal.

Brandon Belt – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Does he ever not hit five homers in five games then not hit another homer for six weeks?

Brandon Crawford – 4-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .290, three multi-hit games in a row and hitting over-.400 in the last week.  He also might be Irish.  Because he’s doublin’ like crazy.

A.J. Pollock – Out for eight weeks with a fractured thumb.  Before you start mitching and boaning, is there any chance Goldy has anywhere near the stats in eight weeks that Pollock put up already?  Little consolation?  I was trying to be positive! (While being negative.)

Zack Greinke – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.46.  This start came against his old team, the Brewers.  A team he did not find much success with.  That must haunt him.  Actually, I think everything haunts Greinke.  He accidentally took a Starbucks latte made out to a “Zach” and it still haunts him it was meant for someone else.

Stephen Vogt – Out for the season after having shoulder surgery.  Vogt’s done, democracy’s dead.  It’s a wrap, polling stations!  Let’s go, stop bothering those seniors, they can have bridge games again on an early Tuesday in November.

Jhoulys Chacin – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.63.  Well, sure, he got to face Paul Goldschmidt multiple times!

Devin Mesoraco – 2-for-2, 4 runs, and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in three games.  He might be a sunken treasure and not just sunken eyes.

Juan Lagares – 4-for-5, 2 runs,  3 RBIs and his 3rd steal, hitting .357.  I’ve said for so long the Mets just need to get production from their center fielder.  However, I was talking about Conforto.

Yasiel Puig – 1-for-2 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd this week.  Okay, he paid his penance, can we please move him out of the eight hole now?

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-4, and his 6th homer, hitting .269.  His home run wasn’t enough as the Dodgers fell to the 2nd worst team after them, the Marlins.  They also have in common that Don Mattingly made each team markedly worse.

Jack Flaherty – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.87, as he was recalled from the minors.  I’d grab him in all leagues, been saying that for a while, will keep saying it.

Carlos Martinez – Will miss more than one turn in the rotation, because, well, he’s kind of a POS.  Sorry, you want real, or you want sugarcoated?

Jose Berrios – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.05.  You ever do this?  You watch a game for one guy (Flaherty) and you end up falling in love with the opposing pitcher.  Not sure if it was Taye Diggs or what, but Berrios got his groove back.

Gerrit Cole – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.75.  Haha, spin rate this, you motherfudger!

Jaime Barria – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.13.  As I said yesterday, there is just something about Angels pitchers in Anaheim.  Hey, we have rice-ja-bronis, Hodgepadres, Marginers and MediOAKers.  We should have an Angels pitcher at home name.  Please suggest in the comments.

Eric Hosmer – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (6) and legs (3), hitting .270.  The dyslexic in me wants to wish everyone a Hosmer Shabbos, and remind you not to roll.

Christian Villanueva – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .238.  And yet another homer off a lefty.  It’s getting to the point where I don’t think he’s startable vs. righties, and, sadly, there’s more righties.  Check scissors sales if you don’t believe me.

Travis Jankowski – 2-for-3, 1 run and his 4th steal, hitting .370.  You’re so worried about Franmil, you didn’t see Travos, in the service of Stannis Baratheon, is a hot schmotato.

Jordan Lyles – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.53.  More like Jordamn!  Jordan is Hussein in the membrane!  When Hussein, got no brain!  Bombs over Baghdamn!  Why am I now in the Middle East?  Oh, yeah, Jordan.  Mecca leka hi Mecca hiney holy cow, Lyles is throwing 93 MPH on average!  That’s pretty good (for him).  I think this was a favorable matchup, and the Stream-o-Nator liked it.  So, before we desert other starters, let’s see if Jordan’s the Amman.

Joey Lucchesi – Hit the DL with a left hip strain and a “We need to limit his innings, so we’re just gonna sideline him for a few.”  Similarly to how Altuve appeared normal height in a Home Depot, I think the latter had more to do with it.

Andrew Benintendi – 3-for-5 and his 3rd homer, hitting .266.  Worried the hottest Benintendi ever gets is, like, a two-homer week, so I don’t know if he’s ever going to get back on his preseason projections after starting so slow.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.68.  He’s about as predictable as fish at a buffet.  “Hey, what could go wrong with halibut?”  *three minutes later* “My ID says I’m a donor, but I changed my mind!”

Daniel Mengden – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (0 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 3.75.  Now has only allowed five walks in 50 1/3 IP.  He’s pitching Cliff Leely (stutterer!).

Stephen Piscotty – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  This home run was in his first at-bat back after dealing with his mom’s passing from ALS.  Baseball, man, it’s like that love letter you find in your childhood room from your 8th grade crush that makes you look her up on Facebook and see she looks stunning, which makes you go on a diet and hit the gym and then, three months later, you call her up, and yell drunk into the phone, “I love you!”

   
  1. Sean Newcomb, Ricky (Tyler) Skaggs, Mikalos 5×5 standard Roto. Could you be so
    Kind to rank’em. One of the three cats has to take a hike

  2. Mojoman says:
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    Angels’ pitchers in a home,
    What about these?

    1. Heavenly Creatures
    2. Angel-in-a-jolly

    Great works, Grey :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mojoman: I think we can do better

  3. !!! says:
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    Angel pitchers at home bringing the gift of a quality start: the Santa-Anas

    • !!! says:
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      @!!!: Which would make the pitcher a Santa-Anner

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @!!!: I’ll add it to the list

      • Bumpin' Utleys says:
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        @!!!: or sANA Claus

  4. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    Angels pitchers best left at home:

    Big A-goraphobes
    Mouse Housers
    Anaheimlich Maneuverers

      • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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        @Grey: Then my work here is done.

        Until tomorrow when I ask a dumb catcher question.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  5. Count de Monetballl says:
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    Angels-In-The-Homefield

  6. first rounder says:
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    Goldy is toast right? He is literally the worst hitter in the entire mlb against 95+ fastballs ( 0 hits). He also is not stealing bases anymore, which provided quite a bit of fantasy value for him that he won’t get back as he is well below average speed. I mean not quite like “hey drop him”toast, but more like lets see if some sucker bites and will trade me Haniger or something.

    And regarding first round guys ,whats the opinion on Altuve? I faded him hard due to his stature and reliance on home runs for elite value and the fact that he quit attempting steals in the 3 spot, is he a buy low, or a sell? I am torn, because a .340 average w 10 and 10 is still valuable, but obv nowhere near the 2nd overall pick w a depressed Astros offense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @first rounder: I think Goldy is a hold, you’ll never get value for him, hope he comes around… I’d buy Altuve low

  7. mthom42 says:
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    Start Richards at home vs Houston?

      • mthom42 says:
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        @Grey: thanks! You share my confidence

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  8. Mordacious Levator says:
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    20 team h2h redraft with OPS, slugging, total bases, hits, BB’s added for hitters. lost the other white fish, who’s best replacement
    C uh oh
    1B hoskins (OF)
    2B jedong (SS)
    SS anderson
    3B box wine (gallo, 1B/OF)
    OF (3) stanton, rosario, taylor
    util (1) cron
    DL pollock
    options: parra, bader, newtown (getting hot again), the white jacoby jones, bour (dropped recently), hicks (same)

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @Mordacious Levator: newtown only 1 lefty in next 7 games. 7 day rater says bour or hicks, hoskins could move to OF easily if it’s bour, but hicks would make movement easier.

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        @jason batteiger: also, if it’s bour or hicks, use the #8 waiver or hold it? both come off in about 24 hours.

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Mordacious Levator: I thought I was up on all the Razzball lingo … but who the hell is Newtown?

      • Wallpaper Paterson says:
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        @LenFuego: Villanueva

        • Roger Anderson says:
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          @Wallpaper Paterson: shouldn’t that translate to New House?

          • Mordacious Levator says:
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            @Roger Anderson: yeah i’m not good with the spainish there, it might exactly translate to christ newhouse rather than newtown.

  9. Greg says:
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    Andrew Heaney…breaking out or have his last five starts been at home? Him or Flaherty? Also, you aren’t at all concerned about his low k/9 in last two starts? I know you love strikeout kings….

    • Josh says:
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      @Greg: say he has 2 more good starts then gets shelled for 6 runs sounds probable

  10. PhillyDGravy says:
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    Angels with a PitchFork or just Pitcher-Fork

    What corner infeider should I be targeting in a trade, list 3 please.

    Thanks Gray.

  11. Dave Funnell says:
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    I’m trying to package Franchy with either David Price or Kyle Gibson….I would be asking for Josh Harrison and Brad Peacock in return. Do you like that deal in a keeper points league for me? We have saves and holds, and Peacock is scoring more than some starting streamers get in an entire outing while doing it in just 1-2 innings.

    On the trade analyzer, Price is way ahead in terms of value over Gibson, but I’m worried about him getting injured while Gibson seems to be on the start of some almost elite run.

    What are your thoughts?

    • Josh says:
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      @Dave Funnell: David price is not someone on my radar anymore

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dave Funnell: Price or Gibson/Franchy for Harrison/Peacock? Sounds fine, send Price

  12. Fisch says:
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    SIERA Mclachlans (sarah mclachlan -In the arms of an angel )

    Archangels

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fisch: Haha, nice, will add to list

  13. dingo37 says:
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    The Avangels

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @dingo37: Nice, will add to list

  14. LenFuego says:
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    ‘HeimSweet’Heims
    HaloILoveYous
    HaloLarrys
    HaloKittys
    HaloDollys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LenFuego: Halo Kitty, ha! Will add to list

  15. nutsadamus says:
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    10 team H2H redraft, Drop Pivetta for Gibson, Maeda, Flaherty, Eflin, Faria, Soroka or hold? So many options to choose from

    • Alex says:
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      @nutsadamus: seems like a stream match ups situation. Maeda has MIA this week, so that’s pretty good.

  16. Peter Rabbit says:
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    In a 12 team H2H league with TB, OPP, and Slugging

    I still have Odor in my DL spot.

    Here’s my team. Would you swap anyone and/or who to drop to get Odor on the team?
    C mccann
    1b goldy
    2b chris taylor
    3b devers
    ss bogarts
    of harper
    of k. davis
    of rosario
    util shaw
    util upton
    bench – d. santana, smoak
    dl – odor

    free agents – josh bell

    Thanks

    • Rudboy says:
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      @Dnut Eastwood:

      @Peter Rabbit:

      Odor is trash but hes especially hot trash in H2H leagues as he has zero consistency week to week. Hes useful in Roto but thats about it. Do yourself a favor and drop that bum and laugh at who ever picks him up. You have a pretty good team but could prob use a few steals.

    • Josh says:
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      @Peter Rabbit: drop Shaw and Domingo get some speed man!!!!

      • DonnieB says:
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        Domingo just homered. Maybe he will get to at least play the rest of the game.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  17. phennore says:
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    16-team 5×5 league. Rank for ROS:
    Tanaka, Heaney, Pivetta

  18. Wallpaper Paterson says:
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    Who is better to have in a league that has OBP instead of AVG- Brantley or Peralta?

  19. Nitro says:
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    I am offering the worst name:
    Say “Halo” to my little friend!!

    • Count de Monetball says:
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      @Nitro: just to piggyb
      ack off of your suggestion, how about Halo homeschooler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nitro: Haha, will add to list

  20. Sky Burns says:
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    Damn dude your Trevor Williams pre-season call was so good, no one else was on him. He has been one of my pitchers in a 16 team QS league.

    • batflix says:
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      @Sky Burns: Williams is a regression fairy nuclear bomb waiting to go off, sell while you can

      • Josh says:
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        @batflix: there’s always a pitcher every year that is a time bomb waiting to go off and some keep doing it. If he gives up 4 runs in an outing oh well. Gotta ride the hot train

      • Rudboy says:
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        @batflix:
        LOL!!! Im with batflix here. Sell while you can

  21. Slam says:
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    Tim Anderson or Chris Taylor? Ops league. I can only keep one on roster. May try to trade, but don’t think I’ll get much of anything for either of them.

    • Josh says:
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      @Slam: there’s value for both of those guys hold till someone needs to make a move…

  22. Another Dan says:
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    Good stuff Grey,

    a) just dropped Villa after his 0-100,000 slump. Is sonovadrop a razzball term ?

    b) In a 5×5 yahoo roto, 7 BN spots, have no Bench bats so need to drop pitchers for batty calls tomorrow (league is daily adds – tomorrow). which 2/3 to drop ?
    SP : Severino, Morton, Bauer, Castillo, Wacha, Pom, Gaus
    RP : Diaz, Box, Hand, E Ramos, Johnson, Jeffress, Oh, Chad Green DL- Britton

    Best wishes,

    Another Dan

  23. Alex says:
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    I kind of have a fantasy baseball crush on Mesoraco, even though he’s ugly. Add him over Gattis?

    • Josh says:
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      @Alex: Mesoraco will go 0-3 with 3 strikeouts next game lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Bc you think he’ll be easy

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: Haha! I’m looking for long-term love though, not just a spring fling. Does it matter with these two, Gattis vs. Mes?

        • Old School Brother says:
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          @Alex: Mesoraco has no kids, great health insurance, and a beefy 401k. Perfect for long term lovin (hey, we all have to forego good looks if we want the other stuff)

  24. CHAD says:
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    Anahomers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CHAD: Nice, will add to list

  25. Jimmy Conway says:
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    Hey, Lucchesi–where’s my money? You better gimme my goddam money or I’ll bust your hip for yous!

  26. Kingslayer says:
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    Drop Michael Kopech(who I’ve been stashing all year..) for Jaime Barria?

    • Josh says:
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      @Kingslayer: drop him now after holding all year?

      • Kingslayer says:
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        @Josh: Yeah I mean it doesnt sound like he’ll be up anytime soon maybe I was wrong to stash him.

  27. Dubs23 says:
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    I’m concerned…its 7:49am my time and there is no Ante comment. What is going on here…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dubs23: He’s in East Africa, lots of factors

  28. TobiasFunkeAnalRapist says:
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    Great work my man, drop lucchesi for barria or hold? Or is it so close this is a dumb question? Thanks.

  29. Nehocstu says:
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    Charlie’s Angels

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know them! I’m saying who’s Charlie in this scenario? How about Joe Halo?

      • et says:
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        @Grey:

        Charles Nagy is Angels’ pitching coach.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh! Now we’re getting somewhere –but what happens when he’s no longer? We changing the name every time?

        • Nehocstu says:
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          @et: My bad… The pitchers are Angels assigned to a mission. Many sophomoric jokes will abound; e.g., “Skaggs is pitching home today, he’ll be the latest Charlie’s Angels with a boner inducing start.” this is where your charms and wit take over!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha, gotcha… how about Wiseanaheimers?

            • Bumpin' Utleys says:
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              @Grey: Or Uncle Charlie’s Angels

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                How about Wiseinanaheimer or Anaheim Streamroller?

  30. MadBatter says:
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    Marisnick was demoted yesterday. Any chance that Kyle Tucker gets promoted today?

  31. BornTooLate says:
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    Anahomey or Anaholmes. Some debate over the spelling of the latter. Hey was that a subconscious reference to Altuve’s base clearer last night?? That is a tasty burger.

  32. Achilles says:
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    Holy Throwers for Angels pitchers at home! Maybe???

  33. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!

    Amazing write-up! LOL’d a few times in the office, people were like ‘Are you okay?’ I was like ‘yeah everything’s fine.’

    a. Was offered a few trades.

    1. In a 5X5 RCL, where I need HRs and RBIs.

    My Inciarte for his Justin Turner.

    My OF is Acuna, Bryce, Inciarte, Adams and Hicks with Yuli at the U and Gardner and Olson on the bench.

    At 3B I have Matt Chapman, so Turner would be a serious upgrade.

    In this league I am absolutely destroying the competition with SBs (Tim Anderson, Inciarte and Dee Gordon with a little help from Freeman).

    2. In a H2H points league, with 3 OF and good pitching is more relevant.

    His E5, Cruz, Merrifield for my DeGrom and Bregman

    I would have to drop a 2B (either Scooter or DJ, who is on my DL but I don’t have to re-activate a player to drop him can drop him from the DL) and look for a 3B (available 3B on the wire: Healy, Longo, Jeimer, Suarez. Seager (.260, 25HR), Descalso, AsDribble, Davidson, Maikel). Would also have to drop another player – most likely DeShizz who is in my U.

    Checked the trade analyzer for both. On trade #1, Turner side is favored but only slightly. On trade #2, E5 side by some but then am concerned with Cruz and E5 health and there are no settings on the trade analyzer for H2H FPP.

    b. Mark Twain quote of the day for 16 May

    Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante GALIC: Thanks! A. 1. Meh 2. Much better B. Nice!

  34. Chucky says:
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    Drop Odor, who looks completely lost for Harrison when Josh returns next week?

    • mrm3711 says:
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      @Chucky: Hold or see what else is out there, Harrison is so meh.

  35. Los Mets says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Long time reader, need some advice :

    was offered Altuve for Just Dong

    C – Iannetta
    1B – Bellinger
    2B – Goodrum (picked up bc DJ LeMahieu went on DL)
    3B – Devers
    SS – Segura
    OF – Blackmon, Acuna, JD
    Util – K. Davis, M. Reynolds

    should I take it?

      • Los Mets says:
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        @Grey: thank you very much! I just wanted your confirmation

    • mrm3711 says:
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      @Los Mets: Sure, seems like a good buy low – sell high combo move.

  36. coacher says:
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    I picked up D.Fisher for my last OF spot (14 team mixed 5×5 OBP) and now I think I wish I would have gotten someone else…D.Span, JaCoBy JoNeS, Parra, H.Bader, A.Gordon, Altherr, C.Gonzalez, Calhoun or even Preston Tucker.

      • coacher says:
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        @Grey: Left hip contusion for JaCoby Jones, Tigers announced. Day to day. Who would be next on my list?

        • Grey

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          I like Bader

  37. thorbs says:
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    Kinsler droppable for Peraza at this point in a 10×10 dynasty? Kinsler looks pretty grim at the dish.

  38. aaron says:
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    goddammit grey, i can’t quit you. that bit about the 8th grade crush. gold. still giggling whilst typing this shit…from one 38 year old man to another seemingly late 30’s early 40’s man, thanks for the giggle tickle.

  39. I am the walrus says:
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    Do you think Osuna pitches again this year? Should I dump him?

  40. curiousgeorgespringer says:
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    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and not Seattle or Oakland or Arlington or Houston or Kansas City or Minneapolis or Detroit or Tampa Bay (well, maybe Tampa Bay) or Baltimore or Boston or New York or Toronto or Chicago or Toronto

    What? Too long?

  41. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    12 teamer, H2H league. Couple of questions below given this roster which I think has over achieved and has some sell high candidates.
    C Gattis
    CI. Freeman, Eugenio, Santana
    MI. Ozzie, Dee, Bregman
    Lf. Rosario. CF. DeShizz. RF. Peralta
    OF. Jo Ma , Mazara
    Util. Cruz
    Bench….K Seager, Mancini….rotating these guys in on matchups but would like to move one or both.
    SP. Max, MadBum, Hendricks, Morton, Bauer, Manaea
    RP. Treinen, Melancon, Britton (just cut Middleton)

    1. I was offered Trout, Braun, Skaggs and Castillo (the pitcher) for Ozzie, Morton, Manaea and Treinen. Your thoughts on this offer from a value standpoint?

    2. My OF is already crowded so was thinking of countering with Cruz and Jo Ma taking Ozzie out of the deal. Thoughts?

  42. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Is anyone ready to discuss Puig vs. Ozuna? Or are both primed to turn it around and get going? I currently have Ozuna and dropped Puig for Flaherty. Puig is still available and just want to get the consensus of belief in Puig vs. Ozuna ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scuffy McGee: Puig is already coming out of it, Ozuna will too

      • Scuffy McGee says:
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        @Grey: Which do you prefer going forward?

  43. Big league choo says:
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    10 team 5×5 OBP

    Need to replace pollock

    Braun, schebler, dexter fowler, trumbo, Carlos gonzalez

  44. Joel says:
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    Dude in my league dropped Nelson Cruz. Barring injury and considering father time catching up with him, is Hosmer a must drop to pick Cruz up? Hosmer is a bench bat most days.

    Buysellatops says it’s a no brainer in favor of Cruz.

  45. kilkennybrian says:
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    You grabbing Winkler or Minter as legit closer threats? Winkler is grabbed in most my leagues but Minter is laying around, how do you rank the two? Minter hasn’t been good, mostly wild.

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @kilkennybrian: Also interested in this. Sounds like both could get chances. Minter got one previously so Winkler may be next. Your guess is as good as mine though. I believe Minter might be the lefty of the bunch so if they go situational, he has that going for him at least.

  46. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h OPS
    Donaldson and Cron for Goldschmidt?

    • bobbo says:
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      @bobbo:
      keeper league with no restrictions or limits

      • Josh says:
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        @bobbo: Cron has nice value right now!!! But I wouldn’t want Donaldson.

    • bobbo says:
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      @bobbo:
      Okay, last post sorry.
      Thinking of Donaldson, Cron, Strickland for Goldschmidt and McCutchen instead so I can get some value back.

      Thoughts?

  47. MisterMister says:
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    “Hearth Angel, Hearth Angel…
    Will you be mine?
    My darling dear…
    Love me HALF the time…”

    Bonus clip: Michael J. Fox playing Earth Angel with Coldplay (?!?) two years ago (skip to 1:45):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyJZH2UPifo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MisterMister: I enjoy the song, but as a term I’m kinda meh

  48. Josh says:
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    Drop any of these guys to stream Maeda @miami

    C chirinos
    1b Abreu
    2b Albies
    3b Bryant
    Ss Tim Anderson
    If moose
    Of ozuna, benetendi, Dahl,Cain
    Util Peraza, Ohtani(hitter)
    Bench puig, haniger, Mancini

    Chris sale, Nola, Bauer, Ohtani,Gray, wacha, Trevor Williams
    Colome, Alvarado, Bradley, Jeffress

    12 team h2h 5×5 + ops, 3b, tb, net steals
    Losses, holds

    • Josh says:
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      @Josh: drop anyone for Braves closer winkler, Jeffress has been dominant with the split finger added in

      • Josh says:
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        @Josh: chirinos the guy I keep wanting to drop but keeps hitting :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh: Lose Puig, you don’t need 3 bench bats, or lose Dahl and play Haniger

  49. Lovedarooks says:
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    Hanson Jankowski or J Aguilar in a 5×5 OBP till Pollack is back?
    In first in RBI by 50 now in an 11team NL only

  50. chris says:
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    Hello Grey,

    with Justin Turner back, and ROS you prefer Turner or Benitendi??

    Thanks,
    Chris

  51. Gonzo The Great says:
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    Man, I know this goes without saying, but this year’s crop of catcher is the most hot garbage any position has been in a long time. I hate that I’m even wondering whether it might be better to not start a C and not take the AVG hit from whatever streamer I try to put in there.

    Can we get Dan Savage to do a “It Gets Better” video about this? I need sweet lies to soothe me as I ponder whether to start Russel Martin . . .

  52. Whatever says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I am in a salary capped league and have Osuna on my roster for $26 bucks. Do you think there is any chance Osuna comes back this year or you think its time to move on and drop him? I could use the salary room. It is a keeper league so someone is going to pick him up for cheap but I am in the top three teams and cant let dead salary for a suspended closer hold me down. I know I am probably asking a stupid question but I like to get an objective opinion on it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Whatever: I think he could come back, but not for a while — he needs to get sentenced, suspended, appeal, get ready to play again… Could be 2 months

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Whatever: Osuna has some kind of court appearance scheduled for June 18 – it is not clear what that is exactly, but it might be just the start of a long legal process. MLB will be reluctant to announce a penalty until the legal process is completed — they do not want subsequent facts or developments to emerge that would make any penalty meted out seem obsolete.

      Fantasy-wise, the best case scenario is probably that Osuna reaches a deal with the prosecution before the June 18 appearance and the legal process is finished on that date, followed soon after by MLB announcing a penalty (say, 60 days, retroactive?). The worst case scenario is that the legal process drags into the offseason and Osuna goes to jail.

      It is hard to tell what is most likely because we really have no facts that have become public.

  53. Clive says:
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    I have Moncada and Knebel I need to bring off the DL but have no one I want to drop.. need some advice! It’s a keeper league so would like to avoid dropping Vlad.

    Zunino
    Bellinger
    Lowrie
    Bryant
    T Turner
    Harper
    Stanton
    Acuna
    Conforto
    Vlad Jr

    Verlander
    Corbin
    Morton
    McCullers
    Wood
    Tanaka
    Lester
    Newcomb

    Diaz
    Boxberger
    Kela
    Norris

    Which 2 would drop to get Moncada/Knebel back in off the DL?

    Someone also dropped Braun.. drop anyone else to add him too?

    Thanks!

    • Josh says:
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      @Clive: I would cut ties with both guys looks like your team is already dialed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Clive: Norris, Lowrie

  54. kilkennybrian says:
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    Got offered Sonny Gray for my Andrew Miller.

    Starters are pretty deep, long rosters and 1800 max innings roto.

    I know Gray been awful but Miller seems to be hurt. Which do you prefer?

  55. Bill Lumbergh says:
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    Those Anaheim pitchers are a bunch of Mighty Schmucks! ;-)

  56. Josh says:
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    Drop Lucchesi for Barria or Lyles?

    Are they all just streamers?

  57. Launch Angle says:
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    I’m a Pollock owner and looking for a replacement in the OF. Would you trade Scooter for either Eddie Rosario or Mazara for counting stats and AVG? I have a deal in place if I want it for Mazara. Looking to see if Rosario is available for trade.

    I like Gennett and think he’ll put up numbers similar to last year, but I have Merrifield and Gordon who can play 2B and prefer to have them both in the lineup at the same time for the SB so finding production in the OF makes more sense. Thoughts?

    My roster since Pollock went on DL:
    C Perez
    1B Freeman
    2B Scooter
    3B Arenado
    SS Bregman
    OF Trout, Judge, Springer, Gordon
    UTIL Abreu
    UTIL Merrifield
    BENCH Healy

      • Launch Angle says:
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        If Rosario offer is denied, would you still trade Gennett for Mazara based on my roster?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  58. PD says:
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    Barria w a celestial start in anahiem?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @PD: Think we have better

  59. Kas says:
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    Grey, I was wondering what your thoughts are about the following potential trade: Id be receiving Kluber for Goldy

    I did the Trade Analyzer, and it said Kluber side had slight advantage but I was just wondering if you would kindly share your thoughts. Much thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kas: I think you’re getting solid value for Goldy for right now, but likely selling low

      • Kas says:
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        @Grey: ok, thanks Grey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  60. yipper the pip pop fly says:
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    Who should I pickup to replace Starling Marte? any ideas

  61. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the Hey, Grey,

    It makes me feel dirty to hold Rondon for speculative saves. Is holding Minter any less dirty? Or should I just stop holding large men?

    Love yasssssssss

      • sportivetricks says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks, Grey! You rule.

        (Wait, what does that mean?)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  62. jose says:
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    Grey Albright, truly the Fantasy Master Lothario (never abbreviate). The Gallo blurb was a perfectly framed word picture. Serious question though (obviously not serious since I said serious question), would they use one hand to cover their groin and one to cover their face? Follow up serious question (same as above), which do they cover with their glove hand?

    Great stuff as always. Pertinent answers will have been covered above. Just here to say thanks. Carry on.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jose: Thanks, I think they’d stand in armor

  63. sportivetricks says:
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    Oh, and SoN is very poop on Mikolas tonight @MIN (-8), but we’re starting him anyway, right?

  64. Gummy says:
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    Angels-in-their-ownfield?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gummy: Nice, will add to list

  65. ChefBoyRG54 says:
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    Darvish…..didnt hurt me so we are making progress! 2-3 more sessions and we should have a new perspective on the 2018 season!

  66. Bill says:
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    Anihomers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bill: Think we have a better/similar one above

  67. Swfcdan says:
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    J Johnson or Rondon? SAGNOF!

    Is Healy breaking out or just a mega hot streak?

    • mrm3711 says:
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      @Swfcdan: Rondon, and I would lean mega hot streak based on how insane his ISO and HR/FB are right now, but it’s a fun ride.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Swfcdan: Rondon — Healy is hot

  68. Tom says:
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    Christin Stewart tearing it up in the International league any chance Detroit brings him up sooner rather than later?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom: Heard sooner through Tigers’ vine

      • Tom says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  69. Brian Boyle says:
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    12 team h2h 6×5 with ops and 5 OF

    1.Send Ozuna receive D. Gordan and K. Herrera.

    2. Trade Ozuna, Ohtani for G. Stanton, I am sure it wont go through but I thought I would give it a try.

    3. Pick up Flaherty who should I drop or hold?

    Zunino, Goldy, A. Cabrera, Bregman, Lindor, OF Ozuna, Acuna, Polonco, C. Taylor, Rosario, Ut J. Turner. Bench Hosmer, T. Anderson, Ohtani

    T. Williams, Mikolas, Pivetta, Buehler, Ohtani, POM, Newcomb, RP Hader, Kela, Clippard
    DL BUM, A. Reyes.

    Lets say with out your wonderful information and great tools, my season would have been lost!!! Making a run! Thanks for it all GREY!!!

    BB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brian Boyle: 1. Sure 2. Sounds better than 1 3. Pom — no problem

  70. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!

    On the name for the Anaheim pitchers…

    1. Angel’s advocate – one who argues and supports the cause, the reverse of the devil’s advocate who only sees the bad side.

    2. Guardian angels

    3. You’re an angel

    4. Angel in the morning

    5. Angel cake

    6. Earth angel

    7. Arch angel

    Cheers,
    Ante

  71. mH says:
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    eScaPetoLA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mH: Meh

  72. Fletch.F.Fletch says:
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    Angel Pitchers at Home:

    Lameaheim.

    Angel-slime

  73. Kelley says:
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    Laughed my ass off at soccer idea. Was offered Freeman and Ozuna for Harper. Should I accept? Also Snell or Castillo ROS. Thanks Grey

    • Cram It says:
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      @Kelley: Harper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kelley: I’d take Freeman/Ozuna if you need to gamble a little, it’s fair… Castillo

  74. Keebler MN says:
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    Start or Sit Cahill at Boston? He’s just coming off the DL….
    Actually just typing this has me 90% sure it’s a sit.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Keebler MN: Off the DL, in Boston, -1,000,000 with SON. 100% sit with me.

  75. prey879 says:
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    Kyle Gibson or Andrew Heaney? Or are both just streamers in a 12 team mixed league (25 man roster)?

    • prey879 says:
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      @prey879: Trevor Cahill as well.

  76. Cohen says:
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    Which is better streamer tomorrow?
    Maeda at Miami or
    Skaggs vs Tampa
    SON likes both starts

  77. G says:
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    You like afreddy Peralta or Flaherty as a better add? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @G: Flaherty

  78. hugman says:
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    Anastymies

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @hugman: That’s pretty good! Will add to list

  79. Pappy says:
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    How about a “Big A-OK”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pappy: Conveys home is good, but not away… will add to list tho

  80. Fred says:
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    Is it time to drop Quintana? My pitching is the following (through some trades)

    Verlander
    Strasburg
    McCullers
    JA Happ
    Weaver
    Cahill
    Freeland
    A Reyes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fred: I’d hold for now

  81. Wilsonian says:
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    Eddie Escobar or Moncada?

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

  82. mrm3711 says:
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    Hey Grey-dar,

    As you pointed out in a recent blurb, between the lower Ks, higher BBs, and diminished velocity, there are some Wacha concerns. I’m holding him for now in my 12-team standard Y! league, but am going to shop him around. Worst case scenario, nobody bites and I can cut him if the regression fairies start hammering him, but which of these guys would you take back for Wacha?

    Pomeranz, E-Rod, Quintana, Happ, Buehler, F. Romero, Chatwood, Richards.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mrm3711: Happ, Walker, Richards, Quintana

  83. Somone in a keeper league just offered me McCutchen for Pollock. Thoughts?

    OF is currently
    Trout/Reddick/Haniger/Jose Martinez/Altherr/Santana (start 5, been rotating)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Remis: Sounds decent

  84. CoreyII says:
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    Would you trade Paul Goldschmidt for Jose Ramirez? Feels like selling low, but Goldy has been so bad…

    • CoreyII says:
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      @CoreyII:

      Guess I have the same question for other guys too… would you sell Goldy for Rizzo, Bryant, Machado, Springer, etc… Can’t decide if it’s time to sell low while Goldy still got some value or hold on and hope he turns it on.

  85. aardvark says:
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    Need 3
    Mancini vs pivetta
    Puig vs Caleb smith
    Rosario vs mikolas
    Cain vs Koch
    Ozuna vs Lance Lynn

  86. trick dad says:
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    Ahgels as in Ooo-ahhh when they’re home and Ahhhhh!!! when they’re away.

  87. big nate says:
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    Pick 2 in a 2 catcher league for ROS:

    C Iannetta
    Y Gomes
    D Mesoraco

  88. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    1st game of the day 9:05 PT!

  89. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    @VinWins: A.M. that is.

  90. larry says:
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    Jansen for Freeman. My current closer outside of Jansen are-Doolittle, Strickland and Boxberger. I prefer to carry four closers but other manager is pushing for Jansen.

    Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      @larry: Freeman all day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @larry: Agree with Cram

  91. The Great Knoche says:
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    Disney Deities

  92. Stumanji! says:
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    “Andrew Heaney: Hey man, you’re not from here, alright. You don’t know how it is. I pitch in L.A.!
    Grey: Anaheim.
    Andrew Heaney: Whatever, man. It’s different out here. It’s not like New York, Grey!”

  93. CoreyII says:
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    Re: Angels SP being good at home:

    LAAndlords

  94. Lindorphins says:
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    How about calling it a LAAyup start.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, added to list

  95. Poor Man's Poor Man says:
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    Is something up with Andrew Miller? Since coming off the DL, he’s had one decent inning sandwiched between throwing BP sessions. Everyone can have a bad day in the office, but is he still hurt and/or favoring the hammy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Likely still hurt

  96. Mex says:
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    10 team, AL draft. I’m floundering in 8th, my team not looking good. Too early to throw in the towel, but it’s getting late early out there… I was offered the following:

    My Verlander(in last year of contract) and Peacock(in 1st year)

    for his

    Cody Allen(2nd yr contract), Teoscar(1st year) and Bundy(last year). I had Osuna, so Allen would help with that loss.

    Doesn’t seem like enough. Curious what others think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verlander side

      • Mex says:
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        @Grey: thanks. That’s my feeling as well.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  97. Slimcompoop says:
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    “Hosmer Shabbos” was awesome! Have you ever been to a Lebowski Fest? It’s in LA next weekend. Just saying it would be worth your time, especially if they’re going bowling.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      WUT! It is? I’m so going!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Memorial Day weekend or this one?

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: 25th & 26th…20th anniversary!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh em gee, I kinda have to go!

  98. 200 Proof says:
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    Good at LAA: Haloluia!
    Bad at LAA: Halotrocious

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Would like one for both, but added to list for review

  99. Cram It says:
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    I know you’re starting Pivetta so let’s hold hands. It’s wet here in Baltimore. Has disaster written all over it. YOLO!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I know, I want him out of my lineup, but I can’t quit him

  100. Cram It says:
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    Halotosis Mint

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! That’s solid, adding to list

  101. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Osuna in redrafts….anything to do but hold for now in 12 teamers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Likely hold

  102. thekingadrock says:
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    A+ Title Rudy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  103. JoeyBats says:
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    Thanks for all of the articles and answering so many readers questions! One more for you

    Was offered Paul DeJong for my Tyler Skaggs in 16 team dynasty weekly points league. Dejong’s ks and lack of walks hurt a bit. I almost believe in Skaggs

    I have a stacked but old pitching staff. Also am stuck with Brandon Crawford and tulo at ss. Very little pitching or ss on the wire

    Do i take it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… I’d take DeJong

  104. Joel says:
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    Tanaka/Hand for Nola? Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola

      • Joel says:
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        @Grey: agree

  105. APiatt34 says:
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    PlainGELS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Got nixed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait, it’s seeing new life! The Plaingel is rising from the LAAshes!

      • APiatt34 says:
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        @Grey: Haha, Yes!

  106. H says:
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    In all fairness, Goldy did get a hit last night…nearly doubling his batting average.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s seeing it well!

  107. Gotime says:
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    Own Vizcaino Giles Knebel Winkler Devinski in 12tm weekly redraft. With limited season moves, do you hold Winkler to see what pans out, or drop both Viz and Wink for ROS pitchers (Pivetta and Flaherty) they would be bottom of rotation, stream starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now

  108. OaktownSteve says:
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    Pete Gallagher’s OC Army of Soft Tossing Turds.

    …but then I can’t stand the Angels

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Santa in Ana? Undisneyguished?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        @Grey:

        Money in the banana stand. Barria stinks on the road, but he’s money in the banana stand.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I appreciate that was in The OC, but kinda meh compared to one word synonyms for mediocre

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            @Grey:

            Money in the banana stand is Arrested Development.

            Hey Culligan Man!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Flukazy!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              At least make it Bananaheim stand

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I meant AD was in the OC

  109. Bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h OPS BAA
    any of these guys worth rostering at the back end of my rotation?
    Reynaldo Lopez
    Vince Velasquez
    Nick Pivetta
    Jaime Barria
    Jeremy Hellickson
    Junior Guerra
    Jordan Lyles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta

  110. Hector the Toad says:
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    10tm H2H cats with sv+hlds, k’s, and k/9 Would you drop any of Morrow, Ch.Green, or Cj Edwards to pick up A.Miller?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Unlikely right now

  111. Buster Moon says:
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    Haloinator

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think it’s gonna get nixed

  112. Murph says:
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    Morning Grey
    1 Jon Gray or Heaney?
    2 Drop Neris for Justin Anderson or AJ Minter? (or am i playing with fire?)
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Heaney 2. Anderson

  113. Matt says:
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    Grey roster evaluation please. 12 team dynasty league 7×7 format. Below is my roster. Please advise on where to improve. Thanks!

    C. Jt Realmuto
    1B. Eric Hosmer
    2b. Brian Dozier
    3b. Nolan Arenado
    Ss. Carlos Correa
    Of. Christian Yelich
    Of. Kris Davis
    Of. David Peralta
    Util. Ryon Healy
    Util. Mark Trumbo

    Be. Carlos Gonzalez
    Be. Chance Sisco
    Be. ketel marte
    Be. Tim Anderson
    Be. Mark Reynolds

    Sp. Robbie Ray
    Sp. Jose Quintana
    Sp. blake snell
    Rp. Raisel Iglesias
    Rp. Blake Trienan
    P. Adam ottovino
    P. jeremy jefferys
    P. Shen wan Ho

    Be. Zack Godley
    Be. Trevor Bauer
    Be. Kenta Maeda
    Be. Ivan Nova
    Be. Junior Guerra
    Be. Kyle freeland

    NA. Kyle Tucker
    Na. Yordan Alvarez
    NA. Leody Taveras
    Na. Bobby Bradley
    Na. Yusniel Diaz
    Na. Brent Rooker
    Na. Joe Dunand
    Na. Kolby allard
    Na. Yadier Alvarez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Your pitching looks like a mess, is it holding up under scrutiny?

  114. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Good Morning Grey,

    I am considering stashing McMahon as a possible call up to play 2B soon. If this were the case, I’d need to let someone go, and I might as well do it now for one of Kuhl (vs. SD) or F.Peralta (@MIN). Thoughts on who you’d drop? I’m leaning Brinson since Rosario seems to be playing much better lately.

    Thanks!!

    10-Tm H2H NL-Only 5×5 OBP

    CA Barnhardt
    1B Au Schizz
    2B Scooter
    3B Rendon
    SS Arcia
    INF Kendrick
    OFs Acuna, Polanco, Souza, Pederson
    UTIL Brinson
    SP Hendricks, Godley, Castillo, Weaver, Mikolas, Mahle, Efflin
    RP Knebel, Holland, Fields
    B A. Rosario, Robles
    DL Ryu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kuhl…Brinson

    • Pugs & Slugs says:
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      @Pugs & Slugs: I could also just pick up Phillip Evans for Brinson. Thoughts?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Meh

        • Pugs & Slugs says:
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          @Grey: Thanks for the quick response!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

  115. Turd Wendell says:
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    You would think with Beltre going down, Calhoun would get the call up -Sigh…I’m Cyclopsing but asking myself why waste a good monocle.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hear ya

  116. OaktownSteve says:
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    Did you see this swing from CJ Cron the other day? Not sure I’ve ever seen anything like it:

    https://www.mlb.com/cut4/cj-cron-flies-out-on-pitch-that-bounces-before-the-plate/c-276750974.

    I was watching that game because I own Ryan Yarborough and I had seem him pitch much. He’s got pretty good fastball command. He didn’t leave any over the center. He has two fastballs, what looks like a four seam and then one that he cuts. Tops out a 92 but he is really tall and takes a giant stride. I think he’s deceptively quick. The change is probably his most important pitch because it allows him to have a chance against right handed bats. He did a lot of fastballs in off the plate and changes away. He wasn’t real consistent with the change but when he was able to turn it over a little and bury down late is was very effective. There’s quite a bit of deception on it coming out of his hand. But there were too many up or too wild to draw a swing. The division is a killer for him, but I do think he’s got some pitchability. He has to nibble a bit with his stuff so the pitch count got up on him. It’ll be interesting to see if the Rays eventually try to extend his pitch count. Really only an option in the deepest of leagues right now.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      @OaktownSteve:

      Also, I know you have a freakish ability to remember most everything ever said on this site, so you’ll recall I mentioned Jordan Lyles as a guy to watch about 6 weeks ago.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Crazy enough, Lyles is on waivers in Tout Wars (12 team NL-Only)

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      @OaktownSteve: You’ve never seen that swing? Vladdy Sr made it famous. Or it made him famous.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice on CJ, I hadn’t seen that… Must be a good golfer… Yarbrough seems like a great AL-Only guy, and a streamer everywhere else, but interesting stuff, I hadn’t watched him much

  117. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I’m in a pretty shallow 10 team 6×6 roto (OPS & Holds). A few good pitchers were just dropped.

    Here is my current rotation: Bumgarner (DL), Bauer, Gray, Wood, Ty Ross

    Dropping any of the above guys to add one or more of: Godley, Snell, Castillo, Michael Fulmer

    Thanks, Homie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ross for Castillo

  118. Earl says:
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    in a 12 team 5×5 roto league, I near bottom in almost every hitting category.

    Would you trade Altuve to get Stanton straight up. I think they are fairly even I guess depending on needs/wants. Trade Analyzer actually gives Stanton more value than Altuve.

    Opinion?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  119. Nate Colbert says:
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    Homeward Looker — from “Look Homeward, Angel,” by Thomas Wolfe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  120. Rolling with Pivetta in 2 leagues this very moment. This general angst is bound to make for an otherwise very unproductive workday. Damnit! A. Jones just hit one out. Thought that the rain might keep some of those in. .Acceptable commentor definitions also seem quite lengthy today. I like to think that you use a tiny scorecard pencil when putting one “on the list”. Which is then given to cougs to post on the frig. Is this accurate?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All things considered, he looks okay so far, I’m watching — It is accurate, I have shortcuts

  121. Ted Williams Frozen Head says:
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    I know Yoenis was a ‘sell before he breaks down’ candidate, but now that he’s on the DL I find myself wanting to buy em for below-market value with the hope he actually heals up with the time off. In a 12T H2H league where I’m deep with starters (thanks to scooping the likes of Pivetta and Newcomb off the wire) would you flip Wood for Yo straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Yoenis for Wood, it’s fair

  122. cyler8 says:
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    In a SV+H league.

    Someone dropped Alex Colome. Should I add him over any of the below that I currently have:

    Raisel Iglesias
    Blake Treinen
    Felipe Vazquez
    Dellin Betances

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dellin

  123. Lucky Dog says:
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    Lindor was fonally on fire as a leadoff guy. So you shut your whore mouth! Keep him at leadoff I sez! Quit movin my boy around all Willy-nilly I sez!
    :angryemoji:

    But also :winkyemojii: because I still :heartemoji: you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  124. "Wolf Dragon" The Elfish Dwarf says:
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    Holds + saves league – Josh Fields or Joe Kelley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelly

  125. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Yo Grey! Shallow mixed league questions for ya…
    1) Domingo vs Trumbo?
    2) Odor vs Peraza?
    3) Taillon vs. JA Happ
    4) Please rank for me,Pivetta, Heaney, Skaggs, Junis, Trevor Will
    Thanks Boss!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo 2. Odor 3. Happ 4. That order looks fine

  126. PD says:
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    Which side Machado/Archer or Segura/Sale

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  127. Matthew Lehman says:
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    traded away contreras and j gray for ramos and archer in a 5×5…good deal? think archer will turn it around?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not especially, but sounds ok

  128. herschel says:
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    For what its worth, Benintendi is on track for 108 /11 /85 /.266/27 and you had him projected at 90/22/81/.282/14. HR and AVG are off, but i would imagine he should pick up both given his start to the season. Agree, he is not a very exciting player to own….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, just such a bore

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: Borintendi?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Indeed

  129. Thesportsguy says:
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    Some embarrassing questions from a 10 team Al only 5×5

    Need a SP
    Leblanc
    Banda
    skoglund….

    Ugly….
    And now a week later..Tepera versus Clippard long term? 30/70? Or Clippard for sure?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None…Banda — 30/70 sounds about right

  130. aardvark says:
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    Time to grab vlad jr in redraft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  131. Clinton says:
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    Halo Be Thy Arm
    Gel Birds
    Killer Angels
    Sosciopathic Stalwarts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How about Wisenheimers?

      • Clinton says:
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        @Grey: I like it. I also dig HaloMakers

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice, will run it by Rudy

  132. Fish says:
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    So obviously we had Hodgepadre and the related names. Isc there a glossary tern for the opposite – a SP throwing in Coors???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure we’re there yet

  133. herschel says:
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    I heard Jaime Barria was starting for the Mighty Cucks this week….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  134. KW says:
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    In the bottom 3 in HR, R and RBI in a 11 man roto league. Last place team wants Votto or Bellinger from me and I have ample depth at 1B but just Devers at 3B who has struggled. Guy is dangling Donaldson and Turner as trade bait. Crazy to ask for both in a deal for one of my guys? Is there another deal that makes sense?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trea Turner or Justin?

      • KW says:
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        Justin

  135. Chris R says:
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    am I ok to drop both Reynaldo Lopez and Brett Gardner to chase Dan Winkler for saves?

    (Yu darvish needs to be activated, I have Gardner, Puig and Jose Martinez as bench ofers behind Teoscar and Mancini, only need 2 of them)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  136. Turd Wendell says:
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    Andrew Cashner got a 2yr 18 mill deal?! Wonder why Os are one of the worst teams in baseball…btw Endwin is a crumbum for screwing me today with the late scratch… Props to you starting Pivetta, I however took the sunuvabench

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, how is Cashner in the majors still?

      • Turd Wendell says:
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        @Grey: welp Trump is president- too many dumb people in the world.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  137. Cohen says:
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    Tough question but after todays great start where do u see Pivetta. I know u like him alot. What range of pitchers is he in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve been saying to buy him since the 2nd week of the season

  138. Big league choo says:
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    10 team 5×5 dynasty OBP league

    Have Goldy, Rendon, Smoak, and Sano plus ohtani and only one util spot

    1′) my Goldy for his Strasburg, khris Davis

    2) Goldy/Austin meadows for Strasburg, story, Kyle tucker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Meh 2. Meh

      • Big league choo says:
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        @Grey:
        That’s how I felt even though trade analyzer liked my side. Can’t believe I’m in 3rd place with Puig, Goldy stinking and my laundry list of dl guys like Sano, Thames, Rendon, hill and now the only guy hitting well on my team pollock is done for 2 months. I somehow have 6 hrs and only 6rbis this week. Weird start to the year.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, gotta ride it out sometimes

  139. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Not sure if your still fielding q but a. heany or j. faria ? Both these guys i guess are streamers but if you had to go with your gut….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney

      • Johnnyhobbes says:
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        @Grey: thanks, Grey Side bet / question. I know we all love Vlad Jr and hes the best ever to touch a baseball… but do we really think the bluejays pull the trigger on him this year? Skills as a hitter – yes, needs work as a fielder. tons more value with playing the time of service move… i mean this is the blue jays. Its not the yankees, red sox or even phillies.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotta think by June — He’s hitting .420 in almost two months

  140. nick the smooth dick says:
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    Pivetta’s sticking it to me Grey. STICKING IT!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s money, my dude

      • nick the smooth dick says:
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        @Grey: So money. Own him everywhere and started him in a bunch of rcls but sat him in my home league on your advice. Ah well, he’s never sitting again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup, I started him in a few leagues, but benched him in RCL, it’s all right, I’ll take the gloriousness

          • nick the smooth dick says:
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            @Grey: PIVOT! Bauer will ease my pain

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              My fantasy teams Bauer and Pivetta, and pray Tanaka is rained out

  141. Cody says:
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    Okaylos
    So-Scioscias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Okaylos is solid, will run it by Rudy

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      @Cody: two thumbs up

  142. WhiteRabbit says:
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    “…Hey, we have rice-ja-bronis, Hodgepadres, Marginers and MediOAKers…” – need a name for Angels now.

    Is this a west coast thing? Are the Dodgers next? LAXtose Tolerables – got nothing for the Angels – maHalos locos

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      maHalos locos isn’t bad, will run it by Rudy

  143. William Hung says:
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    I forgot the Phillies were playing at noon – ergo, Pivetta with the sonnavabench!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: is Pivetta back in your good graces? His ownership has sunk to like 30%

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I never dropped him

  144. Nightpandas says:
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    Redbulls…as in redbud gives you (angel) wings

    • Nightpandas says:
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      @Nightpandas: as in Redbull..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  145. Landisimo3 says:
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    Grey awesome stuff.. I’m in a complete rebuild.. 12 team 5×5 Roto… forever keep 10 & 10 farm…. just offered his Franco & Cano for my Suarez .. Thoughts? Thank you as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, take Cano/Maikel

  146. Would like to pick up Alex Reyes. Who should I drop? Price? Soroka? Romero? Sabathia? Taillon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romero

  147. Aaron J says:
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    Angels pitchers at home:
    Two Wings and a Prayer
    On Cloud-Mine
    Heavenly Hosts
    Domestic Tranquility
    Hallelujah-saurus

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      On Cloud Mine — ha! Will run these by Rudy see if we have a winner

  148. Jerseyjon says:
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    In the words of the great Marty Allen Halo there

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  149. Alps says:
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    Hey Grey
    In a 11 team league
    Would you hold Taillon or drop for
    Heaney
    Skaggs
    Cahill
    Velasquez
    Thanks

    • Alps says:
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      @Alps:
      you can add Bundy to the list also

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d play matchups

  150. your mom says:
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    Hi!

    which side in a 20 team h2h league:
    cozart/kepler/clevinger or e.escobar/c.santana/t.williams?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clevinger

  151. Sagilchr says:
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    1. Would you trade Taillon for Buehler? 14T mixed keeper. Taillon’s talented but worries me.

    2. In redraft would you roster Vlad now over Moncada, S Perez or Realmuto? I wound up with S Perez and Realmuto (early season drop) and now have 2 catchers who aren’t bad… I know you say not to roster 2 catchers but they’re both top 100 hitters. I’ve tried trading one of the catchers in various 2 for 1s but I’m so far in front of the league no one will trade with me. I know whoever I drop will get scooped up.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No 2. Don’t carry two catchers, lose Perez

  152. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Who’s the pickup: Jack Flaherty, Caleb Smith or Zach Godley?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  153. Nitro says:
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    Votto for Y Gurriel and Conforto
    Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto

  154. JJ says:
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    Doesn’t have the name of the team in it but seems appropriate. How about “divine intervention”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nah

      • JJ says:
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        @Grey:
        Cherub n tug?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hmm…Meh

          • JJ says:
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            @Grey:
            Angelic upstarts? Name of an old punk band

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Meh

  155. Gotime says:
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    Well after today drop Winkler spec add for Pivetta now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  156. Rosterbating says:
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    Grey – you’re great as always…no matter what’s happening – I find time in my day to read your daily post (and read the banter).

    Keeper league – not sure why Bell was dropped. I don’t have an immediate need, but is he worth a pickup over any of the following? Corey Dickerson, Jorge Soler, Tim Anderson?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! No one to lose there

      • Rosterbating says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you as always kind sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  157. cmutimmah says:
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    At home Angel pitchers:

    Advantage-heimers
    Ana-helpers

    meh, I think we have better, lol

    This just in, I suck at fantasy baseball this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  158. Joeg414 says:
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    One stream before I pickup Musgrove: JGuerra at MN. or Domingo German at KC ? 6X6 Roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guerra

  159. Daniel Moran says:
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    Matt Olson worth a waiver claim (7) in a 12 team standard Yahoo 5×5? How concerned are you about him?

    My current lineup-

    Salvador Perez KC – C
    Eric Hosmer SD – 1B
    Rougned Odor Tex – 2B
    Manny Machado Bal – 3B,SS
    Trea Turner Was – SS
    Cody Bellinger LAD – 1B,OF
    Eddie Rosario Min – OF
    Marcell Ozuna StL – OF
    Yasiel Puig LAD – OF
    Justin Smoak Tor – 1B

    Bench
    Chris Taylor LAD – 2B,SS,OF
    Matt Davidson CWS – 1B,3B

    • Daniel Moran says:
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      @Daniel Moran:
      I’d be dropping Buck Farmer, a streamer for Saves

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, forget losing Davidson…Sure, lose Farmer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, but he’s never going to play on that team — can lose Davidson

  160. Parasite Steve says:
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    Anaheim Streamroller

  161. Carl says:
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    Grey would you drop Taillon for Lyles? So tired of waiting for this clown to be a consistent pitcher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  162. Regan says:
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    In honor of CJ Cron and Justin Smoak hitting homeruns today for my RCL team, i’m changing my name from DougFistersSisters to SmoakNCron. Most obvious name ever for for this team. Towlie approves!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  163. Random Collmenter says:
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    Was offered $1 Tatis Jr. for my $29 Dee Gordon in a dynasty league. Not going to compete this year… kinda worried how Tatis is struggling though. Thoughts?

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Random Collmenter: He’s 19 years old. Who cares that he’s struggling now? Big picture, yo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  164. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Trout and Semien to me for Ozzie,Manaea and Treinen. My pickup will be Reyes or Castillo. Thoughts on trade? Thoughts on Reyes v Castillo in H2H league so aiming for September playoffs.

  165. Lenard says:
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    Probably super late to the party on this, but Angels pitchers at home could be called “Ehhlos”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Look at you coming in late and knocking it out of the park–forget it, Rudy just said he didn’t like it, sorry

  166. Drop Romero or Bundy to pick up Alex Reyes?

    • cyler8 says:
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      @James Bolger: Keeper league? If so I already added him. He looked insane in his last rehab outing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      BUndy

  167. Luke T says:
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    Who do you like better ROS, Folty, Skaggs, Mikolas, Flaherty? Can you list them please? Thank you sir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Folty, Mikolas

  168. Matty says:
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    In a H2H redraft with Total Bases, AVG, and OPS do you prefer Teoscar, Pillar, or Khris Davis for the rest of the season?

    After hitting the jackpot on a bunch of your late round pitchers I’m having a tough time deciding who if anyone to drop for Pivetta- would you lose Wacha or Tanaka for him? I didn’t spend more than $10 on any pitcher but I still can’t find someone to drop for a 10 K/9/ 2 BB/9 guy, so thanks for putting me in this enviable predicament.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis — Wacha

  169. Daniel Moran says:
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    How much patience do you have right now for Sonny Gray? I’m thinking of dropping him for a bullpen arm like Dan Winkler, I’ve got plenty of Starters right now anyway

    5×5 Standard Yahoo 12 team

    Charlie Morton Hou – SP
    Sean Newcomb Atl – SP
    Blake Treinen Oak – RP
    Joakim Soria CWS – RP
    Brad Ziegler Mia – RP
    Tyson Ross SD – SP
    Yu Darvish ChC – SP
    Sonny Gray NYY – SP
    Michael Wacha StL – SP
    Kevin Gausman Bal – SP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not a ton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can lose him

  170. Connor says:
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    Should i trade Mancini and Morton for Carrasco? 14 team league, Mancini switches util with Healy. and would pick up Pivetti off Waivers.

    • Daniel Moran says:
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      @Connor: Man I feel like at this point I like Morton over Carrasco.

      Depends how safe you want to be. Carrasco may be the safer guy, but it seems Morton has a chance to be better than Carrasco at his current rate, though he might regress/get injured.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morton

  171. Brian says:
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    Should I trade Eduardo Nunez (and his multi-positional eligibility goodness) for Andrelton Simmons in a league that counts both BA and OBP and is a keeper league?

    I’m fairly sure that Simmons is a better player than Nunez at this point, but I have Suarez, Baez, Schoop along with Lamb and Andrus on the DL, whereas in my OF I only have Betts, Belt, Schebler, Teoscar Hernandez, and Brinson, with Mac Williamson and Pollack on the DL.

    I should do this, even with that context, right? Or is it worth keeping Nunez and his outfield eligibility? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Andrelton

  172. kilkennybrian says:
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    Votto for Hosmer and Arrieta?

    If no, would you do for Nola instead of Arrieta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer/Nola

  173. cyler8 says:
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    Dynasty roto league. 6 X 6 OPS

    My Rizzo, Schwarber, Brinson for his Aaron Judge

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine if league is shallow

      • cyler8 says:
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        @Grey: Yeah its an 8 team league. Real shallow. Like Charlie Sheen shallow.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That is shallow!

  174. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey, Great writeup.. Michael Taylor or Denard Span for sagnof? Taylor is killing me right now, but I am willing to hold if you think his ROS will pick up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Span is not much better

  175. Robert says:
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    Nelson Cruz was just dropped in my 10 team h2h league. Lose Matt Adams for Cruz?

    • cyler8 says:
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      @Robert: Yep I would take Cruz over Adams.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  176. What's a Drexl? says:
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    yikes on the wheeler stream, good thing it was only about 5 leagues, and watch suarez kill it later too. in general dem were da choices.

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      @What’s a Drexl?: at least SON was with that one, went lynn in other spots, buying the old “SP who thinks he was somehow wronged by ex-team goes lights out against them dynamic” but of course in THIS instance lynn and his agent F’ed HIMSELF out of 4.4 million (STL had the 16.4 offer for him, he told them to go F themselves), then later told MIN to go F themselves on their 20 mil 1 year offer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, not pretty

      • What's a Drexl? says:
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        @Grey: and yep, suarez also pile of shit today. wheeler had more K’s though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          True

  177. Steve says:
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    Holland’s struggle is real. You still holding him or letting him be someone else’s problem…

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      @Steve: yeah it turns out spring training is kinda important for pitchers huh. he can’t swim in the extra money he got from waiting though i’m sure so i doubt he gives a F. this ain’t football, that’s guaranteed contract money baby.

      • What's a Drexl? says:
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        @What’s a Drexl?: sorry, CAN swim in the extra money.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t in most leagues

  178. prescriptionnugs says:
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    Amir Garrett over anyone for hd and k/9

    A Miller
    Winkler
    Edwards jr

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  179. DonnieB says:
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    Time to add Vlad? Do I drop Margot,Pujols or Domingo?

    Would you trade Corbin for Chris Taylor,Odor or hold? Have Gausman to replace Corbin and have Happ at 2B.

    • cyler8 says:
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      @DonnieB: Yep add him everywhere.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pujols — I’d hold Corbin there

    • Robert says:
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      @DonnieB: Is he being called up?

  180. Jon says:
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    Odor or Carp ROS 10 team roto league
    R 2b 3b hr rbi bb sb avg

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  181. Chicitysox23 says:
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    Keeper league and we can trade draft picks.

    I have beninteni for 3 more seasons. I am being offered Verdugo and a 1st round pick next year. What side do you like?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  182. Chud says:
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    Looking for some 3B depth in my dynasty:

    Davidson or CMoran?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davidson

      • Chud says:
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        @Grey: thanks! Wacha for Davidson fair? Owner passed on Wacha for Healy….

        Much appreciated

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fair

  183. The Shoe says:
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    Hi Grey,

    A. Would you take Pivetta over Wacha ROS? Also, could you rank them alongside Mengden and Cahill?

    B. Would you start Soroka vs. Chc or Clevinger vs. Hou?

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Yes — Not close…. Pivetta, Wacha, Cahill B. Are they home? Away?

      • The Shoe says:
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        @Grey: A. Hmm, didn’t expect that much of a gap. What about Soroka vs. Pivetta or Wacha? I’m hoping Soroka will develop into a keeper, so I’m willing to ride out the bumpy rookie road, but if it means winning now, I’m willing to part with him.

        B. Soroka is home while Clevinger is away.

  184. ozzie albies' helmet says:
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    Is it insane to offer a trade of Scherzer and Kershaw for Vlad Jr. in a Keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  185. Herschhek says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Was offered goldy/Wilson Ramos for Smoak/McCullers. My pitchers other than McCullers are Nola, Darvish, Gray, Pivetta, Ed Rod, Caleb and Reyes. Goldy scares me but still? Accept?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy side, it is scary, but I think you risk it

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: do you own goldy anywhere? i know you dropped him down in your preseason rankings, so assuming not. im just nervous he is still feeling the side effects of the elbow injury at the end of last year. im sure once i trade for him he will hit the dl……

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t, fortunately…. He could be dealing with a nagging injury… His peripherals aren’t great and screaming a break out

          • herschel says:
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            @Grey: assuming youre less concerned with rizzo? may try and switch my focus to him….

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m not concerned

  186. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Freakin’ Kela. I guess I’m lucky he only gave up one run. I don’t think I’ll ever make my peace with the whole “getting a closer work” in a non-save situation. Isn’t that what bullpen sessions are for? If “getting in work” only counts if it simulates an in-game situation, there’s still no reason to use Kela because it’s not high leverage. Am I crazy, Grey?

    Anywho, I grabbed Franmil when he came up. Hang on for another week or two or grab Domingo Santana after his good day? Feel like we already know what Sunday Santana might do, but thought I’d ask the expert…

    • Fundle Bundle Life says:
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      @GrassyKnollRedding: exactly, why don’t they do real at bats vs their own TEAMMATES if what is wanted is real at bats vs live batters? however, i was scared he had a REALLY bad inning (with only one charged to him), till i saw it.

  187. Sandman says:
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    I’m second place in stolen bases.. you think Michael Taylor is still worth a spot on the roster ? He hasn’t been stealing lately.

    1) Would you rather have Travis jankowski?

    2) Also, how do you rank teoscar, cron and Michael Taylor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. I’d try Jank 2. Cron, Teoscar

  188. Okebono says:
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    Is Scooter Gennett just a schmotato or can he continue at this pace? Is its the latter, should I trade Shane Greene for him? Ive got Wade Davis, Doolittle, and Britton as my closers.

  189. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Lamb or Franco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franco

  190. Fish says:
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    WHY!?!? Please tell me you’re not going to have anything nice to say about Gabe Kepler tomorrow after he pulled Edubray Ramos with 1 out to go in the 9th **DESPITE** striking out both batters he faced.

    And who’d he go to? Héctor flippin’ Neris!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s the worst person in history

  191. TarmanGotHim says:
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    Grey!!

    I’m in second in isn’t league and 1 out if first. Hitting is stacked.

    I offered Hosmer, Bregman, and Dickerson

    For

    Machado

    He countered…

    Same less Hosmer, add Treinen for Machado

    I accepted. I have hitters to spare as my hitting is

    C – None (picked up Yadier and DLed him and once trade goes through I’ll pick up Yan or someone
    1B – Freeman
    2B – Schoop
    3B – Machado (when it goes through
    SS – Baez (someone dropped him 3rd day of season)
    OF – Harper
    OF – Ozuna
    OF – Acuna
    UTIL – Hosmer
    UTIL – Tim Anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s the question

      • TarmanGotHim says:
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        @Grey: Who wins?! Thanks!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          “Same less Hosmer, add Treinen for Machado” I don’t follow, sorry

  192. Schmohawks Bon says:
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    As lifelong Angels fan

    Big A Holes

    • Schmohawks Bob says:
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      @Schmohawks Bon: didn’t read the contest. I thought it was to name their crappy bullpen. Sorry.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We’re going with Anaheim Streamrollers

  193. Fundle Bundle Life says:
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    braun, so awesome, he’s too old for b.s. like that old man who walks out of his house naked to get the paper. no shame/hope left.

    “i’m far more likely to go to the DL than not”

    so true, every day, no more b.s. other players in that spot put on so much shit. he knows his body is a toxic wasteland.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hate him

      • Fundle Bundle Life says:
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        @Grey: yeah i didn’t mean the above as a compliment to him personally. just that it’s funny and much different from what most players in his spot would do.

  194. nightpandas says:
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    Grey,

    What ya think?

    This is a 15 team keep 11 trade:

    Give Marte, Healy, Odubel

    get

    Goldy, Reddick, Pillar

    The only keepers here are Goldy, Marte and maybe Odubel…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  195. Brett says:
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    Grey

    Which Phillies reliever do you want?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None? Edubray

  196. Pager24 says:
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    Dang SON loves shark tomorrow at home vs Colorado (20.5). You taking the bait? Or best to see at least one good start beforehand?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t touch him

  197. J-FOH says:
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    The only way you’re hitting the gym for three straight months is if the best boba place is in the gym

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did I say something as crazy as that? Going to the gym in flip flops and drinking boba, about it

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: your blurb on Piscotty screams autobiographical

  198. William Hung says:
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    I never thought that I’d be scared of starting Archer this year, but here I am… debating on whether or not to roll Archer out there in my H2H matchup. If I only remembered to check my team before noon today, then I would’ve had Pivetta in there

    • Fundle Bundle Life says:
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      @William Hung: always set next day earlier, then make adjustments if need be (benchings, sicknesses, late DL’s etc). this allows for best stream chances as well. if you miss the adjustments only it’s usually not close to as bad as benching guys accidentally.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure who he’s facing

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: @LAA

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That doesn’t scare me

  199. Cohen says:
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    Grey, Braun talkin DL. I dont have room for him on DL. That being said do u think hes worth owning if hes just sitting on my roster?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on league, hopefully you can lose him

  200. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Wow. Walker Buehler just had Bour 0-2, then started throwing balls until he had to deliver a meatball that Bour jacked out. He was cruising until then with 7 Ks. Just goes to show there’s no such thing as a gimme, even vs Miami. I started Buehler today but sat Berrios yesterday. Let me be your cautionary tale. You can’t get cute trying to protect your ratios. Ugh.

    I’m currently hording Buehler, Peralta, Soroka, Romero. Which one’s my drop? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romero or Peralta are trouble, I’d look at their upcoming matchups

  201. Mr. Peabody says:
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    Drop Villanueva for Folty if you could use the sp but couldn’t imagine dropping villanueva two weeks ago

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, drop Villanueva, he can’t hit righties

  202. Okebono says:
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    How would you rank Franco, Mancini, Gennett rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reverse order

  203. Favio Vasquez says:
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    To stream tomorrow, (just got Votto in a trade and am rostering Cron) would you stream Belt or Bour?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Belt

    • Favio Vasquez says:
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      Or anyone else for tomorrows short schedule…..im open

  204. Primetime says:
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    TRAde for Realmuto for my next season 6th rd pick? I own McCann from tigers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  205. Hepcat13 says:
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    Great write up! I need to clear some space for DL in a 12 team 5×5 H2H Yahoo League:

    Trea Turner for my Whit Merrifield and Patrick Corbin? Or too much to give up?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trea side

  206. Alex says:
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    As a real-life Marlins fan, I’m scared to pick up Ziegler. But I’m finally dropping Holland in a 12 team league. Ziegler is the best option out of the following, right?

    Ziegler, Justin Anderson, Parker, Winkler

    Also, in my search I came across Joe Jimenez’s ESPN profile picture. Is he wearing eye shadow or does he have vitiligo? If he’s wearing eye shadow he should also do Devin Mesoraco’s makeup

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Ziegler — Haha, smoky eye Jimenez!

  207. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Come Sept who will be better, Reyes or Castillo for QS, wins, K’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes

  208. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Pick one SP: Flaherty, C Smith, Pivetta, Soroka, Eflin

    Thanks!

  209. lwomack58 says:
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    Please rank Flaherty, Pivetta, Richards, T.Ross, Kingman and Heaney

    Thanks

  210. Launch Angle says:
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    Bregman or Segura ROS @SS in a standard, 5×5 roto?

  211. Steve says:
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    Only good in Anaheim: Big A-ce

  212. Greys bum hair says:
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    With your advice to pick up Flaherty would you drop Quintana to do it?

    Thanks

  213. ERAngels

  214. Nevik Rowe says:
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    Drop Nunez for Schmotato B Crawford? He’ll be my everyday SS so the multi-position doesn’t really provide me value. Can’t imagine I’d be able to trade him given his performance this year.

    Thanks as always Grey!

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