*walking through a packed hallway, head nodding at the ladies* “What’s up, chiquitas?  Que paso, senoritas?  Assume there was an upside down question mark in front of that question.  I’m feeling pretty good, and it’s not just because I’m wearing my extra tight bicycle shorts that make me aroused when I cough.  Nope!  RONALD ACUNA IS UP!  Hey, so are my letters.  Preston Tucker?  How about you Tuck off?!  I’m so pumped!!!  Seriously.  I wanna make love to my fantasy team where I have Acuna.” *realizing I don’t know what hallway this is and need to leave before I’m arrested*  Here’s my Ronald Acuna fantasy.  Go look at the GIF I have there and tell me you’re not aroused.  Don’t send pics!  I said he’d be up mid-April.  Oops, one week off!  And his projections were 74/17/77/.304/21 in 514 ABs!  I need to sit down.  Wait, I am sitting!!!  AHHHH!!!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Freddie Freeman – 2-for-6 and his third and 4th homer, hitting .296.  Also, in this game, Kurt Suzuki hit a home run.  Guess how many he has.  Keep in mind that I’m the bitter owner of Tyler Flowers and Freeman.  Would you guess Suzuki has same number of homers as Flowers and Freeman combined?  *points to nose for the charades universal symbol ‘you’re right’*

Joey Votto – 1-for-5, 2 runs and his 1st homer.  “Hello, we’re here for the filming of ‘Deadly Females With Arsenic In Their Cupboard’ and we’re wondering if we could film Joey Votto.  We hear he was poisoned–  Wait, he’s alive?  Golly.”

Scooter Gennett – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer.  “Okay, since we’re here and we have magic hour coming, we can film Scooter’s corpse–He’s alive too?!  Geez, we had no idea.  Our bad.”

Jose Peraza – 3-for-6, 1 run and his 3rd steal, hitting .265.  I’ve given up hope of Peraza breaking out, but that doesn’t mean I can’t give up hope of giving hope after a few more solid games.

Tyler Mahle – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 5.00.  Actual exchange between Rudy and I, “Wow, on Mahle, six no-hit innings and 11 Ks!”  Three seconds later, “I jinxed him, forget it.”  I gave you a Tyler Mahle fantasy early in the season after a solid performance.  Search the site and find it, and earn me at least 1/1,8000th of a penny while doing it.

Kyle Schwarber – 2-for-5 and his 5th and 6th homer, hitting .302 with a .333 BABIP.  Visualization Alert!  The BABIP Gods walk out of a mythological, superstore Sunglass Hut, flip their sunglasses up to stop the glare of the Luck Sun that is right above them, but the reflection of the Luck Sun shines directly onto .  Then the Regression Fairies walk by, laugh at the BABIP Gods, and their corny sunglasses, and there’s a dance-off, involving Gloria Estefan.  Okay, maybe not that last part, but the Luck Sun is definitely lighting the way for Schwarber.  I’d put him down for a .285-ish BABIP, and that could be conservative.  Starting off well has a way of snowballing and, believe it or not, the Luck Sun does not melt snowballing.

Ian Happ – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Blech, what a terrible start.  I mean, what’s he on pace for 24 HRs?  16 steals?  Okay, so if he were batting every day and getting the runs and ribbies along with that, maybe he’d be a top 70 player overall, and top 50 hitter, but, blech, right?  Wait, that’s not blech at all.  Oh, I know, his average is terrible.  Yeah, that stupid average driving down his value!  Oh, wait, he’s hitting .259.  Hmm, what’s the problem again?  Oh, yeah, Maddon.  *shakes fist at cloud shaped like Buddy Holly glasses*  MADDON!  The worst news is that now that Happ hit well batting ninth, Maddon will likely think that’s a sign for him to always bat at the bottom of the order.

Tyler Chatwood – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 3.74.  Chatwood presumably pitched well yesterday, because the Rockies finally got someone to replace Chatwood and it eased his mind — his co-star in The Occupational Therapist, Brooks Pounder.

Willson Contreras – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer.  Totally paid to draft a catcher in the 7th round.  Sure, Kurt Suzuki and his four homers could’ve been had 38 rounds later, but that’s quibbling!

Melky Cabrera – Signed with the Indians.  He’s fine for counting stats, and not much else.  Now the Indians need to trade for Mookie Betts, to have a Mikey, Mookie, Melky outfield, which could double as an R&B trio.  Call them, Boys II M-men.

Avisail Garcia – Hit the DL.  To replace him, the White Sox called up Daniel Palka.  Fun fact!  His parents named his sister Dot, just for the times she had to list her last name first.  Prospect Ralph said of this baseball Kwamé on his Palkadelic Adventure, “After slugging 63 homers over the last two seasons in the minors, Palka could be on the cusp of providing some much needed pop to the Twins lineup. He’s an older prospect at 25, but as we saw with Adam Duvall last year, power breakouts can come from older prospects. There’s a lot of swing and miss in his game, and there’s no plus tool outside the power, but if he sees enough at bats, 20+ homers is totally obtainable. I like Palka, and would be fine taking a flier on him in 16+ team dynasty leagues, with fingers crossed for an off the radar breakout.  Also, Grey sucks.”  Hey, c’mon!  I looked at grabbing Palka in deeper leagues where I need power.

Mac Williamson – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer, in like five at-bats.  Fine, five games, but still.  If you need power, what are you waiting for?  Not to answer, but to pick up Williamson.

Brandon Belt – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Haha, okay, guys, I get it, Giancarlo’s wearing Belt’s jersey.  Funny joke!  Now, start wearing your jersey again.

Michael Taylor – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Michael A. Taylor, and the A is for “Ah Sookie Sookie Now.”  Hey, you’d abbreviate it too.

Salvador Perez – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, as he was activated from the DL.   Hopefully his return will *pinkie to mouth* Sal…ve your catcher concerns.

Jonathan Villar – 3-for-4, 1 run, hitting .300 as he hits eighth.  I’d love to mock, shame, verb Counsell, but not sure where else Villar could bat in that lineup, and he deserves better.

Travis Shaw – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .291, and his 3rd homer in the last four games.  Don’t be pshawing Shaw!  That slogan is available for a Brewers t-shirt at a small fee.

Eric Thames – Undergoing tests on his thumb.  That stinks.  Be a real shame if Braun had to get everyday playing time.  (Please, Fantasy Baseball Overlord.)

Scott Kingery – 0-for-4, hitting .216.  The batteries being thrown right now are AAA for where the fans want him sent.

Vince Velasquez – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.50 vs. Robbie Ray 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 5.13.  Both of these pitchers went K-put early after a right-left-right-punch-out of a bunch of heavy swingers TK’doh’d them.  Wouldn’t mind, maybe, I don’t know, just a hair more control to harness in both of them to get deeper into the game, but Ks do make the medicine go down a bit easier.  That medicine, of course, is K-opectate.

Alex Avila – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Ya know, twice as many as Contreras.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-5, 1 run and his 1st steal, hitting .273.  It’s still very early, but, wow, he’s looking sluggish, and not in the good way, if there is a good way.

Jarrod Dyson – 1-for-2 and his 1st homer.  Yo, check out the launch angle on that vacuum!

Giancarlo Stanton – 0-for-4, 1 run.  If I didn’t know any better, I’d think Giancarlo was going to go 0-for-162 games with one run in each game, for a .000 average and 162 runs.

Aaron Judge – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .341.  Apparently, he likes hitting in April (and May, June, July…August and September are TBD).

Gary Sanchez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homer, hitting .208.  Still hitting for less of an average than Giancarlo!  Hey, I have to take what I can get here.

Didi Gregorius – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  Okay, so the entire Yankees team can be in the Home Run Derby with Giancarlo pitching to them.

CC Sabathia – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.86, WHIP at 0.98. The Stream-o-Nator liked this start, but, with those ratios, it’s hard to argue against him anywhere.

Jose Berrios – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.84.  This was a no-win start.  Literally, as it turns out.  Hate to bench my top guys, but in The House They Built Across The Street From The House Ruth Built it was not an easy start.

J.T. Realmuto – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  Nice cucumber, Jerry Tomato!  A cucumber is baseball slang for dong.  Don’t Google it, it is.

Rich Hill – Expected to return on Monday.  Then, in a few days, he will hurt another finger after making the Full House ‘cut it out.’

Rick Porcello vs. J.A. Happ – Because this is all about me.  I started both of these guys in one league and got 14 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 19 Ks, for a 2.57 ERA and 0.71 WHIP.  *climbs to the top of a jungle gym*  NATCH!!!  Little chubby kid, “Yeah, with two no decisions, you loser.”

Brock Holt – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .289.  Forget it, Xander is due back Friday.  Way to Bogaerts his schmotato.

Trevor Story – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer, a grand slam.  For those new to this crazy little thing called fantasy baseball, Story was a top 25 hitter before his complete collapse last year, and he’s only 25 years old in Coors.

Kyle Freeland – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.33.  I now Freedonia of the Marx Brothers, I know Freehold, New Jersey of the Boss, but Freeland?  I don’t know you.

Mark Canha – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, and three homers in the last ten games, hitting near-.400 in that time.  Hot schmotato alert!

Blake Treinen – Took a liner off his shin and left the game, and I immediately looked at waivers for Santiago Casilla (who got the the save) and Ryan Buchter.  Melvin said that Treinen should be fine by Friday, but managers lie through their grit and chewing tobacco, so I’m holding Treinen’s replacements for now.

Andrew Triggs – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.70 vs. Cole Hamels – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.41.  This was a matchup billed as, “Andrew Triggs vs. Someone Who Would Call Him Andy No Matter How Many Times He Asked To Be Called Andrew.”

Adrian Beltre – Left the game with a strained hamstring.  Okay, how about this one, Beltre’s out for a few weeks, Gallo goes to 3rd and guess who’s the new DH?!  Free Willie!

Jason Vargas – Will return to the mound for his Mets debut on Sunday.  In the crowd will be his cheering section, Var-Gastroenterologists with their colonoscopy cameras.  By the way, wanna shudder?  Google ‘colonoscopy cameras’ and look for preowned ones.  I’M VOMITING!

Zack Wheeler – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.24, and relieving him was Matt Harvey (2 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 5.87).  Comatose Mets Fan, “Whoa, how long was I knocked out?  Four years?  Wait, why are the Mets playing in the NLCS in April?!  I mean, they must be in the playoffs to have Harvey relieving Wheeler.  Right?  Why is everyone staring at me?  Someone answer!”

Jay Bruce – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .222.  If he’s a 1st half hitter, what’s he going to do in the 2nd half this year?  Negative homers?

Tommy Pham – 3-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .348.  Admittedly, doing much better than I expected.  It’s early, but I might’ve blown the call on Pham.  We’ll see.  Or not.  Your call.

Bud Norris – Dealing with soreness and had diminished velocity. Man, what will the Cards ever do? Oh, I know, use their actual closer, Greg Holland.

Luke Weaver – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.85.  He gave up two hits and six walks.  Luke weaves a BBapestry.

Shohei Ohtani – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners (5 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 4.43.  He might’ve also read Pitch Economy by Alan Greenspan.  “The pitch-to-strike bubble will never burst.”  Damn you, Greenspan!  Serious question, does The Sciosciapath know he can let Ohtani hit when he’s pitching?  Just a thought.

Andrelton Simmons – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homer, hitting .317. You know how for years I’ve said Andrelton is an alien because, well, he looks like one?  I just saw this verrrrrrry interesting tidbit on him.  He claims his birthplace is Mundo-Novo.  Literally The New World!  Yes!  New to you, you freakin’ alien!  Crap, my aluminum hat just fell off.

Charlie Morton – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA up to 1.86.  A Morton hasn’t felt such an immediate fall from grace since Samantha dated Lindsay Lohan.

  1. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Mancini or Brandon Belt ROS?

    • Justin says:
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      @HarperBetterThanTrout:

      Belt. Underlying numbers for Belt look like he’s taking a big step forward. He’s hitting 54.5% of balls in the air (up from 46%) and hard hit rates are at 48.9% (up from 38%). Hitting the ball hard in the air is a good combo. That’s what my mom tells me.

      • Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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        @Justin: belt is votto lite :)

  2. Bananafactory says:
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    Franchy or Lourdes ROS?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Bananafactory:
      Franchy, but not sure how much playing time either will get going forward.

  3. Fleeced says:
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    Grey,

    I have way too many outfielders..
    Pick one to cut pls.

    Margot, Buxton, Conforto, Mancini, Merrifield, and Acuna.

    I’m leaving Margot.. but if he’s too valuable, should I cut Swanson and keep my bevy of outfielders?

    • SallyCips says:
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      @Fleeced: I cut Margot myself. SD outfield is getting too crowded to under perform.

  4. SallyCips says:
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    I had to cut the Kingery cord just now, too many o’fers now. Grabbed CROOOON instead.

    I kept my other Philly, Velasquez, though, as both his K and K/BB (a cat in my league) is still very good. I feel like this could be a good year for the guy.

  5. jJBb says:
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    Grey –

    I’m leaning towards holding on this one, and I agree with MattTruss, but just want your $0.02 BAC thought(s):

    JB says:
    April 24, 2018 at 6:41 pm (link)
    Just received an interesting trade offer- I would get M. Franco and McCullers for my Kingery and Corbin. Yes, no maybe so? Kingery is currently on my bench most days – don’t really need Franco so it comes down to trading a hot Corbin for a slow starting McCullers…

    Thanks for any advice given.

    Reply
    MattTrussMattTruss says:
    April 24, 2018 at 7:31 pm (link)
    I prefer Kingery to Franco. Kingery is going to have some amazing position flexibility pretty soon, so if that’s a thing that helps in your league, there’s that (2B, SS, 3B and OF potential). That’s a tough call on McCullers for Corbin. I guess you’d have to go McCullers, but boy, Corbin looks lights out right now. I think it’s honestly a coin flip, maybe better off just riding the hot hand in Corbin.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jJBb: Agree with Truss

  6. VinWins

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    I got Happ’s stats on 1 team! I suppose now you’ll tell me I shouldn’t have been dropping Luis Castillo everywhere either. I would have been better off benching everybody else on a lot of teams last night. My FCL team was 5 for 53.

    Porcello gave up all 3 runs in the 2nd inning. Could easily have been 0, though. A couple of soft hits and a bad bounce. And then Osuna gives up 2 to cost Happ the win.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @VinWins: Good to know on Porcello! My teams were terrible yesterday for hitting too…

  7. Jake says:
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    With Buxton coming off of the DL soon, I will have an open DL spot. Who would you suggest I stash – E. Suarez, S. Souza, J. Harrison, B. Zobrist, R. Odor?

    Thanks

    • mrm3711 says:
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      @Jake: Odor

  8. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Fantastic write up, delicioso!!

    a. One word… Scooter

    b. Nice Strickland save. Loved it.

    c. Stupid Cingrani, actually stupid fangraphs who said he was worth something in the LAD BP. He’s like the Concorde or the Hindenberg! The safest mode of transport until they crashed that one time taking them from first to worst in the history of air traffic safety.

    d. Mark Twain quote for April 25

    The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.

    In light of this quote, give yourself a break today.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: Thanks! A. Three words: don’t have him C. Yeah, saw he got blown up D. Damn, too early for that much deepness!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!!

        Sorry for the depth!

        Talk about your pinatas today!! Big Game James Shields versus Felix Hernandez! That should be a whopper like the Reds Braves game yesterday!

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

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          Haha, hope so!

          • Ante Galic says:
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            @Grey: Grey!

            Haha, what you’re not starting them both tonight with confidence?

            If I was the owner of the team that either or both I would trade them away to my worst enemy for whatever they would give me. Cash, popcorn, cracker jack, all good.

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

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              Haha, seriously

  9. Humm Baby says:
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    Why is Gyorko riding pine daily? Assume he’ll play vs LHP today, but looking like platoon with Wong for now.

  10. Nitro says:
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    Is there a glossary term for streaming some (Chad Kuhl in this this case) and having the game get rained out? Not that this about me, but when it happens in a league with a limit of 5 moves per week it is quite (insert glossary term).
    Thanks for your time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nitro: He goes today, no?

      • VinWins

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        @Grey: But then there’s the case where your pitcher (Snell) gets pushed back to face the Red Sox.

      • Nitro says:
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        @Grey: Was supposed to go yesterday, and pushes him from 2 starts this week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Nitro: Ah, gotcha… Nope, no term yet

  11. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Acuna Matata, no worries, be happy!

  12. Phil says:
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    Which one sits today: Acuna, OZUNA, Conforto, Teoscar, or Mancini? The bottom of my line-up is a Madagascar boy band featuring the two half-breed sons of an Italian missionary.

    ‘m leaning Conforto b/c he can’t hit a baseball… until he does. Which reminds me of OZUNA. What gives with that guy, anyway. Does he look lost at the dish? Is he pushing? Is he off-cycling? Did I waste my 4th round pick? OZUNA sad. #Metoo

    Also, Grandal or Perez today? Perez is shipped off in trade tomorrow so it’s his last chance to shine. Let the man play, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil: Mancini — haha, I hear ya on OZUNA — Perez

      • Tigres says:
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        Phil and Grey- I’m wondering about OZUNAs elbow which has been wrapped (or, ‘sleeved’) and causing weak throws. not sure how it wouldn’t affect his swing too, since it is part of his arm and all.

        • Grey

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          Hope it’s fine

  13. The Fifth Girl says:
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    Giancarlo must be a warm-weather guy. I have him on all teams, so I’m hoping!

  14. Murph says:
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    Grey!
    Happy Acuna day! Just heard the podcast – Ralph said he’d be up “any day now” – let’s hear it for nonspecific predictions!
    My question –
    Josh Bell was dropped.
    Would you cut MChapman, Teoscar, Dahl or Peralta to pick him up?
    Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Murph:
      Dahl

      • Murph says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms: Ryan Zimmerman also dropped.
        So question is drop one (or more) of Chapman, Teoscar, Dahl, Peralta for either Bell or Zimmerman….
        Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: Acuna! Zimmerman over Chapman, Bell over Teoscar

  15. Jimmy Dugan Socks says:
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    Sonny Gray on the wire—hmmm Do I pickem up???? any ideas

  16. Dave Funnell says:
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    Other owner says he wants a 1b. I have Abreu, Hoskins and McMahon. I need 2b depth. He has Cozart, Odor, Kingery, DeJong, Altuve.

    Was thinking of offering McMahon for Odor. Keeper points league and both are $1×3. Would like Kingery instead but think stashing an injured Odor would work.

    • Dave Funnell says:
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      @Dave Funnell:

      He also has Whit at 2b as well.

      • Earl says:
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        @Dave Funnell: Abreu and Hoskins are both more valuable than all of his infielders except Altuve. Maybe offer one of them for Altuve although I doubt he would take it.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Dave Funnell: If it’s just depth, I wouldn’t pay too much. McMahon for Odor, sure, or whoever you can get there.

      • Dave Funnell says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks. I’ll try for Kingery and go with Odor if I can.

  17. Pager24 says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 team 5×5 would you drop Teoscar for I. Happ?

    Thanks

  18. Succos Baseball says:
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    Grey,

    Trying to figure out who to drop to activate Acuna and Pomeranz.

    Options are Cordero, Wacha, Jordan Montgomery, Ryu, Tyson Ross.

    • Succos Baseball says:
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      @Succos Baseball:

      12 team mixed, OBP instead of AVG, QS instead of W

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Succos Baseball:
      Franchy and Tyson Ross

      • Succos Baseball says:
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        @Malicious Phenoms:

        I was definitely thinking Franchy and was on the fence between Ross & Ryu. I’m able to give myself til Saturday now. I own Flaherty, so I was able to put him in my NA slot until he gets the call on Saturday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Succos Baseball: Franchy, Jo-Mo — or Ross and Jo-Mo, depends on your team

  19. Squidblon says:
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    Grey- I’m growing a moustache in your honor! I have a chance to flip Christian Villanueva for Jonathan Villar. I do need some speed but need offense in general. I ran it thru the Trade “Anal Eyes” Analyzer and it strongly favored Villar, but I think that’s based on some older projections. Thoughts?- would this be a good sell high?

    • mrm3711 says:
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      @Squidblon: You can do better on a sell high of Villanueva, I think, so I would hold and wait for a better offer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Squidblon: You better be! Villar side, but agree with mrm

  20. Pager24 says:
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    Grey,

    Son hates Ryu’s next 2 starts @ SF (1.1) and @AZ (0.6), but he’s looked pretty great so far this season. would you start him anyways? 12 team 5×5, and dont really need the innings.

    Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Pager24:
      SON is not hating Ryu’s starts. I would start him in both games.

  21. Mb says:
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    Drop kingery for g polanco, Ian happ or hold? Drop Nate Jones for Jon gray?
    Thanks

    • Justin says:
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      @Mb:

      Polanco and yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mb: Agree with Justin

  22. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    Grey-

    On the latest podcast (dude, stealing is wrong, haha) you said you’d be picking up Castillo on waivers. He is on waivers in my league, but so is Marcus Stroman.

    So, ROS, Castillo or Stroman?

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    I had weaver and Morton going last night. This isn’t my week.

    Is weaver worth dropping for pivetta?

  24. DonSlaughtOnslaught says:
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    Samantha Ronson (I had to look it up) dated Lindsay Lohan and was some sort of DJ. Samantha Morton is a delightful character actress.

    *pushes glasses up nose

  25. JC says:
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    Acuna Matata!
    I’m getting Trade offers for him. Can you give me a is an example of someone you would except in exchange for him? How far up the food chain?
    Thanks,

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      @JC: In a situation like this, where he hasnt even played yet, I would ask for something equal to Acuna’s possible ceiling. Use Grey’s projection above as a guideline.
      Whit Merrifield put up similar number last year and was ranked as #63 player overall
      74/17/77/.304/21
      vs
      80/19/78/.288/34
      So aim for something in the 50-75 range I guess?

      Personally I would hold, he’s one of a handful of players with legit 5 category juice (shit he could have up to 8 category juice depending on your league hah)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JC: Agree with SJ

  26. JC says:
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    * accept

  27. fredtbn1gs says:
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    SON likes Wacha pretty well v Mets tonight, but do you trust him enough to start him?

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @fredtbn1gs: Start him. He’s at home, good matchup, and didn’t let you down last time out.

  28. yo says:
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    Who should I drop to make room for Acuna? 12 team h2h, R, HR, RBI, SB, TB, AVG, OBP

    Eddie Rosario
    Jonathan Villar
    Yonder Alonso
    Josh Bell
    Yonny Chirinos

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @yo: Yonny

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @yo: Agree with MP

  29. Utah Green Sox says:
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    Didi or Story RoY?

  30. William Hung says:
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    Now Puig is under the mendoza line – can someone tell him it’s not spring training anymore?

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: i assume he’s still a hold – looks like Puig might be my team’s “player you stay patient with for far too long” – every team has one every year

        • @William Hung: I know how you feel. I’m a dodgers fan and my league has 2 dodgers super fans, so I know if I drop him he gets picked up and crushes me on their teams, yet his value is just too low to get anything of value (best offer I got was Pirela)

  31. Slappy Jack says:
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    Acuna gets to face lefty Brandon Finnegan… giggity goo!

    @Grey
    Which is the weakest link pitcher in your opinion (QS): Junis, Pivetta, or JoMont ?
    probably have to cut one to activate Bogaerts soon

  32. Lipson says:
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    Chris Taylor or Simmons?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Lipson: Taylor, but starting to get harder to believe

      • Lipson says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey, Ill give him another couple of weeks to get going.

  33. Gregarious says:
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    Grey – could you help me out with the bottom of my rotation? Which three would you own out of: Roark, Chase Anderson, Newcomb, Flaherty, and Chatwood?

    Or are they all streamers?

    Thanks man

  34. Old School Brother says:
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    Help my fantasy team Ronald Acuna, you’re my only hope

  35. Acuna Freed! says:
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    Moncada was dropped, worth the number 1 waiver? I can always wake up at 5am tomorrow morning to see if he was picked up. C.Hernandez is my current 2b. Thanks!

  36. crimedog says:
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    Kingery with 4 Ks. Glad I just traded for this bum. I didn’t watch the game but from what I read his at bats looked terrible, as if there is such a thing as a good strikeout and a bad strikeout. Hopefully the amount of money they’re paying him keeps him in the lineup

  37. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Starting sonny tonight or bench him till he figures things out?

  38. Five-on-One says:
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    Please Rank for this week only (12 team, 5×5):

    2-start Sonny G. vMIN ($14.1) and @HOU (-$1.3)
    Ian Kennedy vWSOX ($12.4)
    VV vATL ($8.4)
    Snell @BOS (-4.9)

    SonnyG. (with his 2+ WHIP and 8+ERA) scares the piss out of me, even though SON still seems to like him. And SON also likes Kennedy and Vincent, even though both got rocked last night. And SON hates Snell at Boston, even though he has been lights out all year (but it is Boston).

    What say you all?

  39. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Mornin’ Grey,

    Was offered Salvador Perez and Andujar for Mitch Haniger.

    My catcher as of now in this league is Tucker Barhardt. My other OFs: Harper, Springer, Mazara, Conforto, Teoscar Hernandez, Braun. I can also slide Bellinger or Chris Taylor into the OF (have Goldschmidt at 1B, andujar could fill in at CI until Lamb comes back if need be).

    Do I pull the trigger or nah? I drafted Haniger in round 27 of 28, but dudes been insane and trade analyzer had me losing this deal, due to Andujara negative ROS. Is the machine broken, or should I listen to Rudy’s bot?

    Thanks as always!

    • knucks says:
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      @Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up: The trade analyzer isn’t LIVE as far as current value as of today. It doesn’t take in to account who is hot or how things may have changed in the past week or so. I love that tool though. Not sure how often Rudy will update it. I’m guessing however often the ROS Player Rater is updated. Seems like a big undertaking. You should pay up for the tools though if you haven’t already. So very worth the price.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @knucks: Trade analyzer is updated every coupel of days per ROS projections

        • knucks says:
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          @Grey: So interesting and good to know. Just assumed with Pivetta @ -$1.00 that it had yet to catch up with those things. Also Strickland worth less than Ziegler, I just assumed it wasn’t updated this often.

      • i’ve fixed it so it’ll update every day now. had been a manual step.

        • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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          @Rudy Gamble: Thanks Rudy!

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        @knucks: Yup! Been a premium subscriber since Razzball launched the service. Aside from saving me hours of my day and immeasurable anxiety/FOMO, one of my leagues has weekly payouts for top scores. Razzball literally pays for itself!

        *I am not a paid actor

      • jlfc42 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! Guy who offered trade also owns Contreras. I think I’m more of less doing him a solid if I accept. Will mull it over, but probably hold.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up: You should probably ignore any negative values in the Trade Analyzer – presumably, you can either just never play a guy or drop him for someone replacement level, so just treat negative value guys as zeroes.

  40. JakeTPE says:
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    Excellent recap, Grey! Happy Acuna Day!

    Since they’ve instituted limited mound visits in baseball this year, we should do a similar thing at Razzball with catcher questions.

    So here’s one. (And I’ll have two left ROS — we’ll self police these.)

    Ianetta or Wellington? (Thinking just putting a piece of electrical tape over Ianetta’s spot on my laptop screen is best course of action.)

    Listening to the pod. Hope your vision is improving!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: Acuna! Haha, agreed — Iannetta — Thanks!

  41. Ted Williams Frozen Head says:
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    I know it’s still relatively early but it’s getting tough to hold Rosario. I’ve got em in a 12t h2h mixed with only 3 OFers and 2 UTIL’s. I’ve got Stanton, J. Martinez holding down two OF spots w/ Michael Asooke Taylor, Dahl, and Big Mac Williamson all hovering around the 3rd spot. UTIL is currently clogged w Hosmer and Olson (Abreu at first). Time to lose Rosario? I’d scoop a low end closer like Shane Greene or Ziegler, or possibly keep the spot open for spot starts and short schedule days.

      • Ted Williams Frozen Head says:
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        @Grey: Meh I know theyre all pretty miserable, I’ve only got Morrow and a non-closing Archie Bradley right now in that league though. Ive been trying to move a 1B in a package to free up space but no one wants Hosmer unless its real cheap because its San Diego and he has roughly negative RBI’s and Olson’s not getting a lot of love either yet. Frankly want to hold onto Abreu espec. because right now my #1 guy Brandon Belt aka Giancarlo is still finding his groove.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I hear ya

  42. Guero says:
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    Grey,
    12 team Keeper league
    H2H.
    We keep 10
    My pitching IMO has been awful- Tanaka, Ray, Corbin, Velazquez, Newcomb, Sanchez (Tor) and just picked up Stratton.

    The GM said he would want M. Haniger and Jose Martinez and I get B. Snell and Rendon or K.davis? Thoughts?

    My Offense
    Gattis – c
    Henly – 1st
    Moncada – 2nd
    Turner – ss
    Sano – 3rd
    Belinger – OF
    Cespedes – OF
    Cruz – OF
    Mazara – UTL
    Andujar – UTL
    I.Happ – Bench
    W. Calhoun – Bench
    Asdrubal – Bench

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Guero: If you’re trying to better your pitching, why are you trading for a top 50 bat

      • Guero says:
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        @Grey:
        I was actually thinking i was getting a breakout pitcher in Snell and a top 50 player.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If you need pitching, isn’t it better if you get a top 50 player who is a pitcher, and a breakout hitter?

  43. Not the real Hubie Brooks says:
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    Drop Smoak for any of these guys–Choo, Canha, Heyward(!), Kemp, Bader, Peraza?
    Or drop Leonys Martin or Nomar Mazara instead?
    15 team mixed 5×5 hurting for power, rbi, steals.

    • Not the real Hubie Brooks says:
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      Puig and Conforto are struggling but undroppable…

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @Not the real Hubie Brooks: I also own him and asked about him recently. Too soon to snuff out Smoak. He hit 38 HR last year. Unless there’s something wrong with his peripherals, be patient for a bit.

    • knucks says:
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      @Not the real Hubie Brooks: Martin is droppable for a hot bat if you want. But to be completely transparent, I am biased against him because I seem to only use him on batty call days when he goes 0/4. None of those other guys are even close to droppable yet. Be patient. Anyways, the wire seems interestingly deep for a 15 team league. League must not have any CI/MI slots? Only 3 OF slots?

      • Not the real Hubie Brooks says:
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        @knucks: Only 3 OF (but broken down by position).

        • knucks says:
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          @Not the real Hubie Brooks: Meaning LF/RF/CF? That sounds brutal. I’d be lobbying to change that for 2019 if you wanted to stay in this league. That’s like DH leagues…why? Anyways. Make a trade if you feel you need to, but don’t drop any of those guys you were talking about. Except for Leonys for some other CF. Also, make sure you include these weird league details to get the best answers from Grey. Best of luck ROS Not Hubie.

  44. Tony says:
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    Good morning grey, what do you think about marco gonzales?
    Is he ownable?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Tony: Streamable

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony: Agree with Cram

  45. I'm Keith Hernandez says:
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    Also what up with Ozuna – this just a slump or something worse?

  46. stayinhot says:
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    Anime Grey, makes my day.

    Anyhoo, Margot just got cut in my league. 14 team with OPS. Who ya go the rest of the way Domingo Santana or Margot?

    • Justin says:
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      @stayinhot:

      Depends on Thames injury. If he out for a stretch then Domingo gets regular starts and its him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stayinhot: Justin makes a good point tho

      • stayinhot says:
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        @Grey: He does, FFS.

        Hey, hope the eyes are ok, they arent like teeth, you wont grow new ones, so look after them. If you are struggling with the bright sunlight may I recommend you move to the UK, we don’t ever see the big yellow ball in the sky.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, thanks!

  47. Willy Mo says:
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    i guess the braves figured when you struggle with the reds, its time to bring up your best prospect.

    Puig is really testing the patience of fantasy baseballers. Can you invite him out to lunch and find out whats going on with him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Willy Mo: I’d love to #puigmybarista

      • Willy Mo says:
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        @Grey: earl boykins… puigs sitting out tonight for the second time in 7 games.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh

  48. Rafael Kam says:
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    Morning Grey! In an obp league, do you like any of Avisail, Harrison, Healy as DL stash? I’d have to lose Pearce or someone to make the pickup.

    Question 2: should I grab Joey Bats bc he’s gonna be hitting cleanup for braves later this week or let someone else be that fool?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rafael Kam: Not really, Healy… Poet! Let someone else be the Joey Bats huckleberry

  49. asdf says:
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    Hey Grey,
    could you rank these players ROS in an OBP league?
    Pham, Conforto, Gregory Polanco
    Thanks

  50. Jeffe says:
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    Morning Grey. Great work as usual. I’ve got two questions for you.

    I have Acuna and will need to drop either McCutchen or Cespedes. Question becomes which player should I drop or just drop Acuna and stay the course with the two I have.

    Secondly, ROS Stratton, Pivetta or Folty. I would drop Garrett Richards.

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Jeffe: Cutch for me

      I’d hold Richards

    • Justin says:
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      @Jeffe:

      I feel like you can trade McCutchen or Cespedes instead of dropping them. What kind of league is this? 8 teamer? I like Cespedes more than Cutch. Also I’d keep Richards but Pivetta looks good too.

      • Jeffe says:
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        @Justin: 8 man league… I know my questions aren’t as complicated but stacked teams makes it harder to let some players go. As always thank y’all for the input!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeffe: Thanks! Agree with Cram — tho I love Pivetta

  51. mcmi11ions says:
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    So we’re dropping Acuna if he goes 0-4 right?

  52. web says:
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    Drop Smoak for Belt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @web: Meh

  53. kilkennybrian says:
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    Would you trade Archie Bradley for Nick Pivetta?
    1800 inning cap, 10 Team league,5×5 roto
    SP: Strasburg, Severino, Ryu, Mikolas, Wacha, Salazar
    RP: Osuna, AMiller, Strickland, Colome, Bradley, Boxberger

  54. Robert says:
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    Is McCullers a fair offer for Acuna? My other SPs are Carrasco, Ray, Tanaka, Bauer, Castillo and Wacha.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Robert: Yes

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Robert:

      No one is accepting that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Robert: Agree with others

  55. JakeTPE says:
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    I don’t have much to complain about Villanueva missing the whole series at Coors this week kinda blows…

  56. Peacecoast says:
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    re: your eyes. Poor Grey! Do you wear contacts? If so it could be some conjunctival irritation or damage. Or you have migraines, but I doubt that cuz you would know. The eye doctor is the way to go, keep us updated (or not cuz well random personal data).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peacecoast: Doc said I came across something toxic, I think it’s allergies

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: Maybe you’re future’s just so bright you gotta wear shades. I hate myself right now for writing that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You should!

  57. Cram It says:
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    Was listening to NY sports radio on my drive down from there this weekend. This is one of my favorite parts about visiting NY, the callers are the best. Anyway, apparently Sonny Gray had Romine as his personal catcher last year. But Boone doesn’t believe in personal catchers so Gray doesn’t get him unless it just works out that way.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Cram It:
      Thats just stupid. If Gray pitches better when Romine is back there, then Romine should be Sonny’s C.

    • knucks says:
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      @Cram It: Sleepy Francesa is coming back. That guy’s head is so big that it is going to pop one of these days. If I wasn’t already off on WFAN, I am completely out now. Not going to willingly suffer through another insufferable goodbye tour. Steve Somers schmoozes are the only thing worth tuning into, but its been that way for some time. WFAN botched all of that. Shoulda gave Somers his time slot when it came up. Maybe he didn’t want it?

      Obviously Cram, you know Somers well, I’m sure. But for those who aren’t local to the market, here is a little taste…

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUW_N4btGyE

      I’ve heard people like Michael Kay’s show, but I hate that guy. Except for the clip of him talking about Francesa’s A-rod interview.

      Also, I recently moved a bit further out of the NYC market and only get the Philly stations now. That’s been interesting, as far as callers go. Bunch of goofballs, day in/day out.

      • Cram It says:
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        @knucks: Francesa is coming back? What a d*ck move. Somers is great of course…I’ll listen to anyone on the Fan. But I can’t stand Kay either.

      • Michael DePinto says:
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        Thank God Big Mike is coming back! I have a two hour commute home everyday and the replacement show is horrible. I tried Kay but that show isn’t good either. I just listen to replays of Stern.

        Francesa is definitely an egomaniac but everyone figured (including WFABN) out how great he was once he left. Plus all people at that level are egomaniacs. That is how that got where they did.

        • knucks says:
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          @Michael DePinto: In the words of your boy Mike… “uhhkay”.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Interesting, Gray’s #s are weird, his command is bonkers, like a mechanics thing, at least that’s what I heard on the Razzball podcast

  58. Hola says:
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    Tanaka or yu darvish ROS?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Hola:
      Darvish

  59. Hola2.0 says:
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    Eddie Rosario or kingery a drop for franchy or semien?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Hola2.0: Semien > Kingery

  60. SpecialFNK says:
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    yahoo, 12 team, 5×5, roto.

    give- Joey Votto, Edwin Diaz.
    get- Marcell Ozuna, Lorenzo Cain.

    I need more offense. I would hope Votto gets back to normal, but in that Reds lineup he could be pitched around more.

    MY TEAM.
    CA- Gattis. 1B- Votto. 2B- Schoop. 3B- Machado. SS- Segura.
    OF- Margot. OF- Herrera. OF- Schebler. UT- Sano. UT- Bour.
    BN- MxSmith, THernandez. DL- Souza.
    SP- Sale. SP- Carrasco. RP- Diaz. RP- Doolittle.
    P- Boxberger. P- Strickland. P- Barnes. P- LCastillo.
    BN- Maeda, Buehler.

  61. Adam Brookland says:
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    Trade Andujar for Pivetta? 5×5 H2H and I need to move a 3B
    Thanks

  62. Smell The Glove says:
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    Drop Lance Lynn for Sean Newcomb? Or hold?

  63. branta says:
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    Whoops, someone broke the Greybot

    https://i.imgur.com/IL7gPp3.png

    (That’s just the front page version, post it self video shows up fine).

    Great write up as always! Gonna be nice having Acuna up finally.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @branta: Could you try again to see if fixed

  64. mrm3711 says:
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    Hey Grey, Happy Acuna Day!

    I had asked previously about acceptable SP returns for Sano in my 12-team standard 5×5 league. With Acuna getting the call, I now have to move Sano or Villanueva, otherwise I will have two bench bats which I think is a waste of roster space.

    I tried for some bigger fish and haven’t gotten anywhere yet, and know I’m selling somewhat low but am worried that Sano could slump. Would you take any of the following for Sano?

    Godley, Pom, Corbin, Quintana, Weave, Castillo

    Also, hold on Villanueva and see how long this keeps up, or is his value at the highest it’s gonna be?

    Thanks dude!

    • Cram It says:
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      @mrm3711: I’d trade Villanueva instead if you can. But I’d take any of those pitchers for either except maybe Pom.

  65. dem ribbies says:
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    Abreu for G.Cole & W.Davis?

  66. Bob says:
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    Need some trade help. I have a pretty disasterous OF outside of Trout with my options being Herrera, Brantley, Puig, and Mancini. I’d have to start 2 of those guys weekly in a 10 man 7×7 (obp) league. I have an offer that nets me Marte, Edwin or Myers (for 1B replacement), and either Kuechel or Price. My offense top to bottom is Contreras, Goldy, Schoop, Rendon, Simmons or Stort at ss, Trout, Shaw (Util) and those OFs. I have Max, Severino, Weaver, Bauer, Snell as my top SPs which not a ton of depth. Would you make the deal and if so, which players at 1B and SP?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Bob: You don’t say who you’d be trading.

      • Bob says:
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        @Cram It: great point! Bahahha. Goldschmidt for those guys. It’s a 5 player keeper league as well with no penalties.

  67. Johnny2Seam says:
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    Thoughts?

    GIVE Arrieta
    GET Haniger & Lucchesi

    Other pitchers: deGrom, Darvish, Ohtani, Reynaldo Lopez, Gio, Matt Moore & E Santana
    Other OF eligible players: Bellinger, Inciarte, Choo, Conforto, Tucker, Kemp

    • Cram It says:
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      @Johnny2Seam: Haniger side

      • Johnny2Seam says:
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        @Cram It: It’s dynasty as well, does that help the Haniger side even further?

          • Johnny2Seam says:
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            @Cram It: you guys rule, thanks!

  68. jack florida says:
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    lucchesi or quintana, 16 team h2h keeper

    thanks

  69. A man in need of help. says:
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    I need to drop someone so I can take Salvador Perez off of the DL. Standard Head to head league, who would you drop?

    C – empty
    1b – Eric Hosmer
    2nd – Dee Gordon
    3rd – Freddie Freman
    SS – Alex Bregman
    OF – Giancarlo Stanton
    OF – Lorenzo Cain
    OF – Jose Martienez
    UTL – Teoscar Hernadez (OF)
    Bench – Gleybar Torres (SS)
    Bench – Ronald Acuna (OF)
    DL – Salvador Perez (C)

    SP- Robbie Ray
    SP – Shohei Ohtani
    SP- Trevor Bauer
    SP – Cole Hamels
    SP – Luis Castilo
    SP – Reynaldo Lopez
    SP – Jakob Junis
    SP – Drew Pomeranz
    SP – Nick Pivetta
    RP – Keone Kela
    RP – Hunter Strickland

  70. FrankGrimes says:
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    **PSA**
    Trade Acuna before it’s too late!

  71. hanklongball says:
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    Happy Acuna Day!

    I have top waiver priority on Acuna and plan to go all-in with the waiver budget. After the pickup, my team will be:

    C Gattis
    1B Rizzo
    2B Albies
    SS Segura
    3B Rendon
    OF Harper, Betts, Hoskins
    UTIL Rizzo
    Bench Hosmer, Acuna, Kingery, Margot
    SP Bauer, Godley, Clevinger, Snell, Pivetta
    RP Miller, Chad Green, Minter, Jimenez

    Hoskins and Rizzo have garnered attention (three keeper league) and I’m looking to cash in. Which would you suggest:

    1. Hold
    2. Hoskins for Carrasco
    3. Rizzo for Thor

    • Cram It says:
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      @hanklongball: Rizzo for Thor or hold. I wouldn’t move off of Hoskins in a keeper.

      • Hanklongball says:
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        @Cram It: Thanks for the recommendation, Cram. I should have mentioned it’s a three keeper league. Betts/Harper are no doubters, so Rizzo/Thor, Hoskins and Acuna battle it out for the third spot.

        Does that change your mind, or do you still prefer Rizzo/Thor?

        • Cram It says:
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          @Hanklongball: I’d still do Rizzo/Thor. If you need to move one of those keepers, address it later.

  72. hotmilk8 says:
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    10 team points league- Drop Ramos for B.McCann, Suzuki or Chirinos at Catcher?

  73. Launch Angle says:
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    Hey Grey. Listening to your Mailbag, did I hear you correctly…Knebel may get 10 saves all year. Should I drop him and find a closer or starter? I currently hold Doolittle, Allen and Vasquez(Rivero).

    In a 10-team standard 5×5 season-long roto. A handful of teams carry 3 and a couple carry 4 closers. Feel I would need four in order to compete in saves and get some separation. Giles and Herrera are available or I drop him for Eduardo Rodriguez and go the SP route. I currently carry 6 starters…Klub, Sev, Corbin, Bauer, Godley, Pivetta.

    What say you Grey Matter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Launch Angle: I’m concerned about Knebel… Yes… I’d stash him tho

  74. Jack says:
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    Gallo or Mac W.? Or use spot for Jon Gray? 12-team H2H categories. Thx.

    • knucks says:
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      @Jack: Gallo. Or trade him for a better SP than Gray, if you don’t want him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack: Agree with knucks

  75. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    @FrankGrimes: Just traded him for Thor in one league where I didn’t need an OF. Keeping him in my other one though . . . seems like he really could be something special out of the gate, without the whiff concerns of Buxton or Moncada (which seem to be the main reason top guys don’t hit the ground running).

  76. caffey1821 says:
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    12 team Keeper league. We keep 10 players each.

    Was offered Cano, Haniger and Mazara for Corbin and Bregman. Thoughts?

  77. Mike says:
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    I thought you were better than falling into the lazy BABIP trap, referencing it in isolation as some silly “luck” factor — as I can only imagine you know, analysis of BABIP is meaningless without reference to a batter’s hard hit rate, speed, and whether the batter sprays the ball around the field (making him less susceptible to shifts). If those things are all within the batter’s normal career rates and his BABIP is still above normal, then regression is likely at any time. If it’s that his hard hit rate has risen and/or that he started to spray the ball around the field, then he’s just seeing the ball well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike: Yeah, and Schwarber looks like a .285 BABIP guy, which is below where he is, but above career rates, I didn’t say he’d bottom out

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey:

        That’s true, but is the increase due to an increase in his hard-hit rate, a bigger variation in his spray chart, or just merely an increase in BABIP with those other things remaining the same? He’s young enough where growth is possible, so major regression is not necessarily going to [email protected]Grey:

        • Grey

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          I think we’re saying same things… I don’t see the major regression, I’m just saying a minor regression while continuing to be profitable

          • Mike says:
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            @Grey: Thanks. Love this website, by the way. So glad I found it for this year!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks!

  78. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    pick a side OPS league

    a: Freeman, Puig

    b: Springer, Cron

  79. whosgotthenuts says:
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    Is Josh Bell droppable?
    H2H AVG OBP R RBI HR SB.
    Also own Carlos Santana, Yonder and Jose Martinez. Lookin’ at his small sample of batted ball but he still hitting too many grounders.. Although this is the case with Jose too at least he hits harder with more LDs & less Ks. As for Yonder I have expectations for him playin in Progressive and a better lineup.

  80. The Great Knoche says:
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    Let’s be honest…you started Happ and Porcello in NFBC where your options are limited. You still got no wins. – Looks up the standings – “Oh Hey, how’s it going up there near the top?”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Great Knoche: Of course, but I could’ve started (hmm, I think I benched Shane Greene, not sure who I could’ve started, but I’m sure I had other options)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @knucks: Oh my God, I’m dying, that’s the best!

    • knucks says:
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      @knucks: Righttt!?! I prob watched this at least 5 times after each playoff win this past week or so. Its “Red Pants” towards the end who gets me . Every. Damn. Time.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        The best!

  81. Brett says:
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    With Acuna coming up I need to bench a player: Who would you bench between: Moncada, Acuna, Chris Taylor, Albies.

    Thanks

  82. Lindorphins says:
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    Thanks as always Grey.

    Could you rank ROS? Kinsler, Domingo Santana, Ryan Zimmerman, Bour, Cron

  83. Uglee says:
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    Grey! I’m torn….. I was offered Darvish, and Teheran for Nola in a H2H league. Thoughts?

    • Uglee says:
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      @Uglee: My staff consists of Kluber, Nola, Castillo, Berrios, King Felix, Rey Lopez, Ed Rod, Tyson Ross, JR Guerra, Carson, and Michael Fulmer, Marco Estrada, and Danny Salazar, and Jimmy Nelson on DL.

      Thanks!

  84. chris says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Would you consider buying low on Ozuna?

    Would this offer qualify as low: Offer Justin Turner DL for Ozuna?

    thanks,
    Chris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chris: I’d take OZUNA

  85. Scandalous Bob says:
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    Would you drop Wacha or Gausman to pick up Luis Castillo?

  86. Thesportsguy says:
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    Chances of the Melkman getting regular AB barring some injury? Slim?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Thesportsguy: I think Zimmer’s in trouble, maybe platoon

  87. Paul says:
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    Apologies for the long setup here:

    14 team, dynasty, points-based h2h. Offense is stacked, pitching sucks and closers are worse.

    Sanchez, Freeman, DeJong, Chapman, Story, Lindor, Cespedes, Trout, Polanco, Pirela, Mancini and Hosmer are my core offense with Cron/Taylor (wash) on bench.

    Ray, Foltynewicz, Wacha, Trevor Williams, Castillo, Pivetta, Ryu, Jordan Zimmerman and Lance Lynn as SPs and Herrera and Melancon as closers.

    Whew. OK, so with this roster makeup do I deal Pivetta for Colome? I drafted Pivetta in the 25th round so he’s got some good dynasty value but I’m getting killed only having one closer. And there are NO closers on the wire. None.

    I could also deal Mancini for him but think that’s too much even though I’d be dealing from a position of strength (offense) rather than an area where I suck already (pitching). Is there anyone else in that list of SPs you’d move BEFORE dealing Pivetta?

    The other way I’m looking at it is that when/if Melancon comes back I could probably deal one of my 3 closers for someone close to Pivetta’s value anyway. Would you agree?

    Pull the trigger with Pivetta? Offer someone else?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Paul: Do you need saves? If so, take Colome

      • Paul says:
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        @Grey:

        In the worst way. I’m trotting Soria out there every day. And at 10 points per save (the same as a Win) it’s a huge disadvantage to only have one decent closer.

        Thanks for the response.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  88. Matty says:
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    Do you anticipate Melky squeezing Zimmer for playing time? Or is his signing mostly bad news for Naquin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matty: Yes, Zimmer will lose PT

  89. Tbone says:
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    Was offered DeGrom/Pollock for my Kingery/M Olson/Buehler/Conforto/Bauer

    It’s a 6×6, dynasty full keeper, head to head league. Bauer and Conforto are only starters and I have Acuna coming up. I’m currently 3-0 and in first.

    I may be able get a throw in like Stratton or something on that level. What do you think.

  90. Quinn says:
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    Margot just hit the wire, should I pick him up, and if so how much FAAB should I drop on him? Currently I have $71 of our $100 left. My OF is
    Harper
    Pillar
    Mazara
    Inciarte
    Benintendi
    Util is Steve Pearce (would probably drop him)

  91. Big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty 6×6 OBP no BA and TBs

    Is mallex smith a drop? He hasn’t attempted a SB in 2 weeks and is hitting in the bottom of a terrible order. Just picked up Williamson for some power upside.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  92. primetime says:
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    Grey, thoughts of Luiz Gohara. He is scheduled for two more starts in AAA. Meaning he could be up in first week of May. Is he an automatic pick up?

    Thinking about making a move on him now as that date draws closer, but would have to drop either Ryu, EROD or Shark.

    My pitching is pretty deep in my 10 team keeper league.

    Kershaw
    Strausburg
    Nola
    Bundy
    Tailon.

    • knucks says:
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      @primetime: Soroka might beat him to the majors. Just thought he should be mentioned.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        True

  93. Henry Rowengartner says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I need help in the power department and not sure who to drop for Mac Williamson.

    C – Zunino
    1B – Hosmer
    2B – Asdrubal Cabrera
    3B – Machado
    SS – Turner
    OF – J.D. Martinez
    OF – A. J. Pollack
    OF – Ryan Braun
    OF – Michael A. Taylor
    Util – Lindor
    Util – Acuna
    Bn – Puig
    Bn – Happ
    Bn – Franco

    P – Iglesias
    P – A. Miller
    P – A. Bradley
    P – Wacha
    P – Carlos Martinez
    P – Corbin
    P – Castillo
    P Jacob Barnes
    Bn – Sonny
    Bn – Trevor Williams
    Bn – Gausman

  94. jaygatzwillnotdie says:
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    Grey,

    With Acuna finally gracing us with his presence, who’s the more logical drop: Teoscar or Delino?

  95. Will says:
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    Did you see the Statcast data on Schwarber’s first HR yesterday? Exit velo of 117 and an 18 degree launch angle. I don’t think that ball ever got over 25 feet high and still landed 25 rows deep in right. STANTON-ESQUE! lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I didn’t, but I believe it, he hits lasers

  96. EA says:
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    Would you drop Zunino for Suzuki?

    And would you trade Reynaldo lopez before it’s too late? Can’t decide whether to hold him or deal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No….Yes

  97. Slowmez says:
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    Trade proposal: My Hanley for his Luis Castillo?
    Start/Sit: Sonny Gray vs MIN today?
    Add/Drop: Drop Beltre for Frazier?
    Add/Drop: Drop Gattis for Suzuki?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley side — Sit Gray — No…No

  98. Five-on-One says:
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    2-start Sonny G. vMIN ($14.1) and @HOU (-$1.3)

    or

    Snell @BOS (-4.9)

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Snell

  99. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Grey,

    Now that Acua is here, I’ve got a bit of a logjam in my lineup. Would you consider trading Kingery for Robbie Ray in a 12 team H2H keeper league?

    Oddly enough, 2b & SS is where I have a surplus of talent: Murphy on DL, Trea, Tim Anderson, Happ, Kingery.

    I like Kingery quite a bit, but I’m not sure he is in my keeper discussion (Trea, Mookie, Rizzo, Springer, Acuna, Bellinger).

    Thanks, Homie!

  100. Chris M says:
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    What is up with Edwin Encarnacion? I hope it’s temporary, whatever it is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris M: I’m sure he’ll be fine

  101. Basement Artie says:
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    Watched Mets Cards last night. Weavers meltdown was epic. Reminded me of playoff Rick Ankiel. Harvey looked happy coming out of bullpen. Oh, wait, those were not tears of joy. Drop Kingery if/when Rendon comes off DL? Thanks Grey. Loved the palka dot joke!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… Thanks! Maybe on Kingery, let’s see what he does from now until then

  102. Lucky Dog says:
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    So wait…if Trevor Story is 25 at coors, uh, how old is Trevor Story when he’s away from Coors?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t have that data

  103. Chris D. says:
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    I’ve waited a whole year for this Acuna call up and the anticipation was worse than watching the Pirates suffer for 20 years straight (which was caused by the damn Braves!) My how my baseball life has come full circle as I am all about this Braves team and their fantasy assets I own.

    Grey, are you higher on Javy Baez or DeJong in a dynasty format?

    Happy Acuna day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez — ACUNA!

      • Chris D. says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey. Guy in league wants DeJong and Hand for Baez (he needs a closer) Just not sure if that is worth it for an upgrade of what is basically the same player stat wise. I’m big on the Javy breakout.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Hand/Jong…It’s fair tho

  104. Humm Baby says:
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    Traded S. Gray for Realmuto.. thoughts? My C was McCann, and he plays 3 games a week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  105. lwomack58 says:
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    Is L. Weaver a streamer at this point or hold?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • lwomack58 says:
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        @Grey:

        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  106. dubjay says:
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    Morning grey,
    Have no idea what to do with this team. Been trying unsuccessfully to trade Thames +RP to upgrade my 1b position. So I still have Desmond, Jose Martinez and Thames at 1B/OF. Now I have Shark and Acuna that I have to activate. One from DL and one from NA. What to do? There don’t seem to be any obvious cuts
    C-Zunino
    1b-Desmond/Thames/JoMA
    2b-Albies/Merrifield
    3b-Arenado
    ss-C.Seager/Bregman
    of-Ozuna, Pollock, Mazara
    DL-ODOR
    NA-ACUNA

    Sp-McCullers, Castillo, Bundy, Manaea, Paxton, Snell
    RP-Chapman, Treinen, Strickland, Boxberger, Devenski
    DL-Shark, Bumgarner

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t need 3 1B…Thames and Devenski

      • dubjay says:
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        @Grey:
        Ive been waiting for one of them to run away with the job. None have as of yet. Especially Desmond. He’s been horrible. Pretty sure I could get Smoak with Jose Martinez and could throw in my least valuable closer. Devenski, Box or Strickland. Might aim higher though. Do you like Encarnacion to get his groove back? Any other 1B options you would try to buy low on?
        Sincerely
        Broken record

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d bet Edwin is fine — Votto?

  107. Rolf says:
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    Gey, please pick one for today. Franchy vs Jon Grey in Coors or Teoscar vs E-Rod in Rogers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franchy if playing

  108. H says:
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    Grey, what is your take on Sano so far? Doode looks aweful, will he turn it around? Maybe a buy low?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I said to sell him last week… I’m worried

  109. toneDEAF! says:
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    Who am I dropping to activate Acuna?
    12 team H2H points league

    Eddie rosario or Teoscar Hernandez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Teoscar

      • toneDEAF says:
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        @Grey: or Drop Puig?

  110. edietrich1962 says:
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    Would you give up Justin Upton and perhaps either Miguel Sano or Christian Villaneva to get Paul Goldschmidt and either Carlos Martinez or Jake Arrieta?

    If yes, who would you sooner part with as 2nd piece, Sano or Villaneva?

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, either, C-Mart first, and Villanueva

  111. IV says:
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    I was going to ask about a trade, but then I remembered you had a trade analyzer. Props to Rudy for making anothe great tool for the site!

    Jon Gray a sit today (in Coors v SD)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him, but my league might be deeper than yours

  112. Michael DePinto says:
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    I saw you had a quick blurb and I apologize if the answer is obvious but is it time to drop Norris for Holland? I’ve noticed that Norris was used in the 8th over the weekend and Holland in the 9th of a tie game. Also, Holland was again used in the 9th of a tie game last night but Norris was not available.

    Unfortunately, I don’t have the room to carry both.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Holland

  113. bebop says:
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    Hi Grey.. considering the full season do you prefer Matt Olson or Josh Bell? I have to dump one.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bell

  114. Hurt Yoenis says:
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    Excited to hear you gush about Corbin on the next podcast you tease you! Thanks for all the enjoyment. Which side you taking? Albies and Cruz or jose Ramirez and Gallo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha…Albies, fair tho

  115. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Me yesterday: Hey, I have Ray going against VV in our Points League. I should get something out of this. Maybe a W? How about a QS? How about 1 ND and a f’n L! Well at least Weaver is beating the Metsies 4-1 in my other league, so I should get a W there. Wait, what???

    3 SPs, 3 – 4.67 IP Outings! God I detest Fantasy Baseball!!!!

    Ok, enough of that, I want to bench (not drop) Puig in our 10 Team Yahoo H2H Points League, so who might be a worthwhile add: Taylor, Choo, Hicks, Rosario, Mancini?

    Thanks very much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You watch the video today? Mancini

      • Yankee My Wanky! says:
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        @Grey: Ah, that’s why you asked yesterday as well. I thought it had to do with who I was pestering you about. Did I ask that Hamilton question? HA! I ask you so many, I forget. Oh yeah, I did. So can I assume he’s the add over Mancini?

        Pretty cool Grey. Sometimes I have trouble viewing video at work.

        Many thanks for the airtime and all of your hard work.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yeah, you asked… No problem

  116. ryanoger says:
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    10 team redraft (holds league)

    c-ramos
    1-rizzo
    2-whit
    3-sano
    SS-timmy a
    OF-Trout, OZUNA, Bellinger
    UTL-HanRam, Haniger

    Bench- Puig, Smoak
    DL-Rendon

    SP- Yu, Cmart, Pivetta, L Castillo, Porcello, Archer, and A Sanchez
    RP-Holland, Box, Middleton, Archie

    1. Need to activate Acuna who’s the drop from above?
    2. Eddie Rosario was dropped should I lose anyone above to make that add?
    3. Should Sabathia be owned in a 10 team or stream?

    Cheers for Acuna day! Going against my Redlegs.

    thanks (just wanted you to see whole squad based on needs with who to drop for activating acuna–sorry for that)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Puig 2. Meh 3. Stream

      • ryanoger says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks so much man

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  117. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good morning, Grey! Would you pick up Wacha and/or Skaggs over either of Weaver and/or Flaherty? Thanks a lot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wacha over Weaver

  118. KarlJ says:
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    From reading the the Gamecast comments yesterday it seems like Morton was being squeezed badly by the home plate ump. I hate when that happens
    There should be a Razzball Glossary term for the fear/ dread / avoidance in checking the standings to see how far you dropped after your pitchers just took a pounding. Sometimes I don’t log on for a day or so because I know it will ruin my day

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’ve been there too

  119. hotmilk8 says:
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    Grey, What’s up with Puig???? He has to come around, right?. Is he worth dropping in 10 team point league for say Brantley,Peralta,Schebler or Mazara?
    Thanks for your time

  120. Nick says:
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    GREY :!!

    told you E5 would have a Bautista’s 17′ !!
    changed my team name from “Cortisone Brothers ” to ” Acuña Unchained ”

    is E5 droppable or holdable ? awaiting your BUY on friday to decide !!

    Nick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  121. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello again Grey,
    My apologies for clogging up your Al Gore Interweb airwaves today, but I have a Keeper – Trade Question. In our Yahoo 12 Team H2H League with OPS and Holds, I drafted Acuna in the 8th Round (yeah, I know), and the owner of Gleyber is willing to make some sort of deal (nice guy, huh).

    So who wins – 8th Round Acuna or a 12th Round Gleyber as a Keeper next year? Assuming Acuna is more valuable, should I also ask him for Kingery, or am I out to lunch?

    Thanks very much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Acuna

  122. Swfcdan says:
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    Gattis or Zunino? OBP league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zunino

  123. Have W Ramos at C in my OBP 5×5 11 team league.
    Any of these notably better ROS?
    Need the HR R RBI. more than the OBP
    Cervelli
    Suzuki
    Iannetta
    Chirinos
    Knapp
    Plawecki

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Iannetta

  124. Gregarious says:
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    Drop Duvall for Big Mac W?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  125. peacecoast says:
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    oh no I am almost done S2 of Gomorrah, I thought S3 was already out?

    Hey are you a fan of magician David Blaine?

    Also have you seen Hamilton?

    How is LA different from Boston?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can download G3 — No on Blaine — I saw Hamilton in LA — Warmer — Are you a doctor?

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: download where- I love Blaine, watch his street magic videos, I think he is on the spectrum tho- How great was Hamilton?-haha- yes surgeon

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          My stepfather had to go to Mt. Sinai for some rare cancer thing and I was gonna email you, but I figured that was over the line… Hamilton was great, yes, but I didn’t find it emotionally affecting… TBH (and lame sounding)

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: naw man hit me up anytime (ain’t no line between lovers). you have my email right?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I do, I think things are fine now, he had esthesioneuroblastoma olfactory neuroblastoma, which is a mouthful and nose fill apparently

              • peacecoast says:
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                @Grey: ya that’s a rare one. so rare that I’ve never even heard of it. I operate on things in the belly mainly.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Gotcha, yeah, so rare the doctor who wrote *the* paper on it did the operation

                  • peacecoast says:
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                    @Grey: The most representative data on the epidemiology of olfactory neuroblastomas come from an analysis of 311 cases in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database over a 30-year period [2]. In this study, the mean age at presentation was 53 years, with most cases occurring in patients between 40 and 70 years. There was a moderate male predominance, with a 55:45 male:female ratio.

                    not common at all

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, and the crazy thing is he was the ‘most’ mean at 56 years old — but they think they caught it early enough, so hopefully… Needs radiation still…

  126. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Nice vid! FYI apparently Williamson trained in the offseason with Justin Turner’s hitting coach + now has almost the identical swing (he also bonked 6 dongs before his callup). Seems very interesting…

    As someone who has Robbie Ray as their staff ace (but fortunately has some relatively safe ratio guys like Morton, Mikolas, Clevinger, Taillon) . . . I’m thinking about trying to flip a stud outfielder for some high end pitching help.

    My current OF is Harper, Blackmon, JDM, Jose Martinez, then 1-2 of Acuna, Deshizz, Peralta, Schebler between OF5 and UTL depending on matchups.

    JDM at $13 (keeper league) is my most tradeable of the bunch (Blackmon and Harper I’d like to keep, and also cost $10 more).

    Would you trade your $13 JDM keeper in any of the below trades?

    1. JDM for $33 Kershaw + $2 Haniger, $5 Vlad Jr., or $16 Rendon

    2. JDM for $3 Severino

    3. JDM for $28 Scherzer

    4. JDM for $23 Kluber

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! All of these deals are solid for you for SP, none of these guys values have changed from preseason

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  127. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Just saw the video. Wasn’t sure why you were asking me to watch until the 3rd one – Nice! I will pay attention from now on. Thanks for the shout out. I replied above, but not sure how easy it is for you to see the re-responses.

    Hamilton it is than for a stuck Puig over Mancini (see my question above).

    Thanks again Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, you asked… No problem

  128. Nick says:
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    Me again ,,, Dynasty team now :

    drop Buxton “Big Mig” (DL) for Puig ,,, you hope ? buy me LOW a cold youngster!
    added Mikolas for Rich Blistery Hill (DL)
    added Andujar cause RendoWn ,,, dropped Chirinos Yonny “WHO?”

    and started Acuña “Ma TATA” everywhere i own him !

    Nick the French Stick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Bux, Hill — ACUNA!

  129. Mike says:
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    Pivetta or Gray ROS (w/QS)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta

  130. Oppo Taco says:
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    I’ve got 6 starters going today and only 5 slots. Who should I bench? 5×5 roto, thanks!

    Wacha vs NYM
    Taillon vs DET
    Ed Rod @ TOR
    Arietta vs ARI
    Felix @CWS
    Bauer vs CHC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Felix, you shouldn’t own

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d bench Ed-Rod too, and maybe not own either

  131. Ed Spinelli says:
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    Happy Humpday Grey!

    My starters are- Kershaw, Severino, Tailion, Piveta ( thanks to you) & Weaver.

    1) Someone dropped Paxton & I can pick him up in time for tomorrows game which Streamantor seems to like for him. Unless someone with a higher waiver grabs him first.
    But is it safe to drop Weaver for Paxton?

    I havenn’t seen Paxton pitch this year, watched Weaver last night and well…wasn’;t super impressed, but what do I know?
    ( If I miss him due to waiver position, would you pick up Jarlin, Garci, Newcomb or Maeda for Weaver or hold for now)

    As always, thanks & have a large day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes — you too!

  132. Josh-NYC says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Hope you’re doing well. I have two trade scenarios, and I was wondering which sides you thought for each.

    Trade 1:
    Justin Smoak and Roughned Odor — For — Justin Upton

    Trade 2:
    Justin Smoak and Roughned Odor — For — Jose Abreu

    Also, who you like more rest of season, Upon or Abreu? Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good to see you! Upton — Abreu — Abreu over Upton

      • Josh-NYC says:
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        @Grey:

        I post under my pseudonym at times since my least follows you lol. When I post things that I don’t care about them seeing, I use Josh-NYC.

        -Formerly Greys #1 Fan

        • Josh-NYC says:
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          @Josh-NYC:

          since my league follows you*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, gotcha

  133. Ben says:
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    Hoping to get an opinion on two trade offers in different leagues:

    First, in a forever dynasty league, looking to make some moves to win now:

    I give up Trevor Story, Jake Bauers, and Leody Taveras
    I get Charlie Morton and Hanley Ramirez

    Am I giving up to much for just a couple of hot starters?

    Second, in a H2H redraft league with hits and TB as additional categories so I’m favoring high average hitters with power:

    I give up Brad Hand and Marcell Ozuna (worried about his K% and BB% returning to pre-breakout levels)
    I get Rafael Devers

    I’ve got Osuna and Greene as my current closers with Melancon and Britton waiting in the wings, and my OF is pretty stacked already with Harper, Blackmon, Mazara. Devers would replace Swanson on my roster.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morton side, it’s fair… You might be screwing yourself… Ozuna side

  134. Jack says:
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    Do you think there’s any chance Joe Jimenez takes over the closer role any time soon.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  135. Jaone says:
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    Hi Grey
    Would you drop Ryan Zimmerman for Teoscar?

    Also Tim Anderson for Siemen? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope and Nope

  136. J-FOH says:
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    So I hear this Acuna kid is pretty good?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Where’d you hear that?

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: truck stop hooker told me

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          On speed, ignore!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: its called “adderall”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, true

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: I hope he has a good game vs. Ryu so we can have a headline of “Acuna on Ryu”

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  That sounds delicious!

                  • J-FOH says:
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                    @Grey: Acuna with Grand Salami on Ryu sounds even better

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Too bad there’s no extra DeJong

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Now Im hungry and want my patented pulled pork with a hot link a light amount of slaw and some louisiana hot sauce sandwich

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Oinkster!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      Hey, who you calling fat!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha

  137. Mookie Cookie says:
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    Who do you trust more ROS – Zach Davies or Tyson Ross?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither, Ross at home

  138. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Lost in all the hype around the Acuna call up is that Preston Tucker was seen gently weeping in the corner of the Braves’ clubhouse.

  139. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto, assuming a dl stint, any reason to hang on to beltre as a bench bat or ok to drop for schmohawk du jour?

  140. Buster Moon says:
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    Sano and Buxton for J Upton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bux, but it’s fair

  141. Jack says:
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    Sano over Villanueva and Gallo, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallo

  142. Benintendo64 says:
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    12 team H2H (HR, RBI, SB, OBP, SLG) which side do you like?

    Moncada/C. Taylor or Albies

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albies

  143. jon says:
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    Start Shark today vs Nats at home? looking for a QS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am

      • jon says:
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        @Grey:

        Yikes

  144. peacecoast says:
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    so I got gleyber for like $2 this week at waivers. I am giddily excited although I realize what you said about him in the ‘cast.
    When Odor comes back I assume I drop Dansby? He’s been good though. I could move Dee to OF to make room but that sounds weird to do.

    so in Gomorrah when a character escapes death, like when they are fully sure they are going to die with a gun in their face and then they are spared. Their reaction is priceless. Excellent acting. Like nothing we get over here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally on Gomorrah, everything about it is so awesome, can’t believe you’re still watching and haven’t finished…. Yeah, gotta lose Dansby

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: almost done, I am not a big binger I find I need a break from shows or the little things annoy me. I want Don Pietro to bang Patrizia, not sure why. She needs some dick and he needs to lighten the fuck up.

        Is Ciro brilliant or is he really just a fool?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Patrizia! She is so awesome, was like the Genarro of the 2nd season…Where I’m like, WTF, then she becomes so interesting… Ciro is beyond brilliant

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: You watched S3? what platform?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Downloaded it from Pirate Bay and airplayed it to TV

              • peacecoast says:
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                @Grey: shoplifting, illegal downloads, wtf Grey.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  OUT OF CONTROL

  145. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto, need pitching help. would you swap tim anderson for any of keuchel, taillon, tanaka or godley?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Or Godley

  146. Paul says:
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    Start or sit Tyson Ross @COL?

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Paul: it’s Coor’s son

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sit

  147. Swfcdan says:
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    Haniger or Conforto?
    Haniger or Ozuna?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto…Ozuna

  148. brian says:
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    16 team h2h 6×6 dynasty. looking to trade for a cheap pitcher. who you think has more value ROS, minor or ryu?

    also, would you offer brantley to acquire cueto or is that skewed one way or the other? same dynasty league. my roster is C-ramos, 1b-hosmer, 2b-joram, ss-correa, 3b-bryant, of-stanton, blackmon, marte, util-cruz, beltre bn-brantley, kipnis, carlos santana, jorge polanco.

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu — Sure, Cueto, it’s lopsided

  149. Who says:
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    my Jose Ramirez, gleyber, and corbin for arenado?
    I have rizzo at 2nd and segura at ss. 12 team 5×5

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado side

  150. Mike says:
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    Would you deal Hosmer/Acuna/Billy Hamilton for goldy/Hicks/K Calhoun?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not

  151. Count de Monetballl says:
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    LOVE THE TITLE RUDY!

    Ronald Acuna Matata – Who is the drop (bench bat) to activate this young stallion on my roster:
    Eric Thames
    Teoscar Hernandez

    (other outfielders are Ozuna, Trout and Chris Taylor)
    Yahoo 5×5

    BTW, it would be helpful if you would have a whip cream dream about Rizzo, Bregman, Ozuna and Chris Taylor (too much to ask???)

    CdM

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Title was me, Rudy was asleep by time Acuna was called up… I’d wait to see what deal is with Thames, but Teoscar if can’t wait

      • Count de Monetballl says:
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        Rudy must have a day job….
        Thanks G! I’ll make the drop later today to get Acuna! active! Would be nice to keep Thames and his 1B eligibility… if he’s not going on the DL (already overloaded with players on DL)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  152. The Shoe says:
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    Trade my Tanaka for Ian Kinsler? Have E. Nunez at 2B at the moment. My pitching staff is: Godley, Corbin, Quintana, Tanaka, Williams, Wacha, Morton, Clevinger.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take Kinsler

    • The Shoe says:
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      @The Shoe: Also received a trade proposal where I would give my Corbin for Cano. Not warming to that deal as much as the Tanaka/Kinsler one.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Kinsler is easy deal to accept

        • The Shoe says:
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          @Grey: Thanks for the input, Grey!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

  153. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. springer/smoak for goldschmidt/paxton? tradebot gives slight edge to goldy side, but curious if you think the sluggishness is the beginning of the end….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m concerned, and would likely hold

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: thanks….kind of my thoughts as well.

        different subject, you a westworld and/or legion guy? have no idea whats going on in either, but i still get sucked into both….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I watched 1st episode of Legion and 1st season of Westworld… I don’t love stuff I can’t understand… I might still watch Westworld, but I didn’t watch premiere

          • peacecoast says:
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            @Grey: I bailed on Westworld after a couple episodes in season 1. Just sorta fizzed. Thought it was going better places. Sexy show tho. wtf is Legion

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, both are WTF goodbye

            • herschel says:
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              @peacecoast: legion is a marvel show on FX. definitely better to watch while stoned if thats your thing….visually pretty stimulating, but other than that, not much there.

  154. Brian says:
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    Need to start 1 tonight. Acuna, dexter fowler or cutch. 6×6 w/ ops

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ACUNA

  155. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Not sure if there’s anything to read into here, but Giles’ last two outings since Devenski got the last save have been in non-save situations…yesterday being in the 9th when the Stros were losing by 1.

    Could be just to keep him fresh, but maybe it’s a signal of a greater change?

    Asking for a friend / Devenski owner ….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure there’s anything to see there… It’s a committee until further notice

  156. Glory Daze says:
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    Hey Grey
    Going to have to drop either one when Eaton comes back (I need SB’s)
    Grandal (I have Realmuto at catcher) or Reddick

    If i could package grandal and rediick what SP’s could i target
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandal — Maybe Pivetta?

      • Glory Daze says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks
        I have Pivetta but i will try and look for an equal comparison

  157. jon says:
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    Kinsler or Carpenter ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinsler

  158. Skeezix says:
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    Probably a stupid question, but Maddon! Ian Happ or Mac Williamson if you’re speculating on rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ, no faith in that answer

  159. Nutsadamus says:
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    I have Bud as one of my RP’s. Drop for which of the following? Devenski, Morrow, Coloume, Holland.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morrow

  160. Mordacious Levator says:
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    14 teamer with QS h2h. i have stroman, otani, ryu, darvish, shark, wacha, pivetta, lucchesi. drop anybody to either own or stream when these are available: V2, skaggs, stratton, cahill? 7 moves per week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m kinda whatever on Stroman, and like Stratton

  161. Scott says:
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    Is jose bautista worth a stash in a 12 team roto league (obp). I have an na spot to use now that acuna is up. Thanks

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @Scott: i’d use it on a guy with upside when he comes up, like one of senzel, willie calhoun, kopech, or one of the maybe they come up in sept’s like eloy, rodgers, l.robert and the like. check ralph’s top prospects for the ETA’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  162. William Hung says:
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    anyone know the details of why Jose Abreu was pulled from the game today?

    • jon says:
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      @William Hung:

      FLU….. assholes couldn’t tell us before the game he was sick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  163. Turd Wendell says:
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    @William Hung:
    Flu like symptoms.

  164. BL says:
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    Start chase anderson @ cubs tomorrow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  165. Brett says:
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    Which do you prefer qs instead of holds
    Lucchesi Godley Wade Davis or Rizzo kela Eduardo Rodriguez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo

  166. braves uk says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Acuna day in two leagues, hurrah! But now too many OF. …

    15 team OBP roto:
    Give: Odubel Herrera, R Lopez
    Get: B Snell

    Which side or is it equal?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Snell

      • braves uk says:
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        @Grey: excellent, thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  167. Zach says:
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    Kennedy was dropped. Drop Odorizzi for him? 10 team H2H.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  168. Someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    Domingo or Dahl ops league ros with Thames out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  169. Wormhole says:
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    Should Jon Gray be owned in a 12 team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly

  170. Scott says:
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    Andujar or gurriel ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gurriel

  171. Count de Monetballl says:
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    Thames on DL with UCL tear… Rotowire says typically requires 2-month’s-ish on DL… damn…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  172. Scott says:
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    Houston ‘s gurriel

  173. FrankGrimes says:
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    Maybe the Astros decided they don’t need
    Altuve to steal this year. (They really don’t)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hope not for his owners

  174. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. tim anderson for belt or encar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Edwin

  175. Jack says:
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    Kopech ETA? Grab Jon Gray or Kopech, hoping for the quick cal-up? 12-team H2H. Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  176. Q says:
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    Just here to pay my 1/80000 of a cent to bitch about my team.

    Have OBP and SLG, no AVG. Built this team, figuring OBP would be very solid.

    Of course, now my safe team has E5, Lindor, Sano, C Santana, Puig, and Ryan Zimmerman all have OBPs south of .300.

    And yes I deserve this for having E5, Santana, and Zimmerman all on the same team.

    Thank god for Mookie.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts!

  177. Caught Looking says:
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    Ian Happ or G. Torres ROS for a points league? Looking more for power numbers from a middle infielder.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ

  178. Weird Fishes says:
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    Grey couple questions oh Wise One:
    1. Drop Ketel Marte for Aguilar?
    2. Drop Senzel for Dahl?

    • Weird Fishes says:
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      @Weird Fishes: NL h2h redraft league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Meh if you really need power 2. Ok

  179. Brian says:
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    Six shutout innings at Coors for Jon Gray today! Ten more outings like that and the team where I drafted Gray, McCullers, Archer, and Ray will be out of last place in ERA and WHIP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA

  180. J-FOH says:
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    Acuna up and no Magoo?

  181. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello again and again Grey,
    Now that I have been “discovered” from your video, I’m kinda feelin it – hehe.

    Ok, serious trade question in our Yahoo 12 Team H2H with OPS and Holds:
    I give Goldy and Weaver and Corbin (don’t love giving Corbin away, but…)
    I get Harper and Severino and Miller

    Thanks as always Grey.

    • Yankee My Wanky! says:
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      @Yankee My Wanky!: Maybe take out Corbin and put in Bundy? Sorry for the confusing message. I have a Manager who is willing to trade both Harper and Sev, and he needs a 1B, and he likes Weaver, so I may have something here. Corbin may be my best SP right now.

      Thanks again Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bryce side

  182. Joe Beisbol says:
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    I have one add left this week. I can:

    A. Add a catcher like Ramos or the potentially returning Flowers;
    B. Add a pitcher such as Nova (vs DET), Teheran (@PHI), or Gausman (vs DET); or
    C. Do nothing and add someone later in the week as events unfold.

    What do I do and who would my drop be?

    12-Team, Yahoo, H2H, 5×5 Redraft League

    C – [EMPTY], 1B – Abreu, 2B – Carpenter, 3B – Machado, SS – Simmons, OF -Stanton/Cain/Cespedes, Util – Belt, Bench – Sano, DL – Murphy, Zobrist

    SP – Darvish, Berrios, Corbin, Richards, Roark, Ross, Ryu, Shark; RP – Davis, Morrow, Soria, Strickland, Hader

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered

      • Joe Beisbol says:
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        @Grey:

        Ugh. Sorry! It wasn’t showing the first time I asked, while being accidentally logged in. If you could delete the one with my full name, I’d appreciate it! And thank you for the patient answers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Deleted

  183. Glory Daze says:
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    Grey
    WTF!!!
    Taillion goes 3 2/3 gives up 7 runs 3 K’s
    2 bad starts in a row after 1 stellar one
    What to do what to do
    cut bait or hold
    thinking Gohara when elligible
    talk me off the ledge

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  184. Glory Daze says:
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    @Glory Daze:
    thinking of dropping him instead of Maeda

  185. Ross says:
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    I cut Domingo a few days ago — but do you think he is worth the add again now that Thames is out for 2 months?
    I’m in a 10 team H2H Yahoo mixed redraft league.
    If I should pick him up, who is the drop? I already have Belt in my lineup so it cannot be him.

    MY TEAM:

    ========

    C – J. Realmuto (C,1B)

    1B – F. Freeman (1B, 3B)

    2B – J. Altuve (2B)

    3B – R. Devers – (3B)

    SS – M. Machado (3B, SS))

    OF – S. Marte – (OF)

    OF – Mitch Haniger (OF)

    OF – A. Jones – (OF)

    UTIL – Brandon Belt (1B, OF)

    BENCH: Scott Kingery(2B), Christian Villanueva (3B), Jose Martinez (1B, OF)

    DL: A Rendon (3B)

    STARTERS:

    =========

    C. Carrasco (SP)

    C. Martinez (SP)

    L. McCullers Jr. (SP)

    J. Paxton (SP)

    S. Gray(SP)

    C. Anderson (SP)

    J. Junis(SP)

    N. Pivetta(SP)

    J. Flaherty(SP)

    CLOSERS (only can start 3 at a time)

    ========

    B. Morrow (RP)

    S. Greene (RP)

    Keone Kela (RP)

    DL – M. Melancon (RP), Zach Britton (RP)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Villanueva

  186. Jiggy Nits says:
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    nl only roto – franchy cordero + jordan hicks vs jose peraza + tyler anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza

  187. OaktownSteve says:
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    Man I destroyed my pitching in our NFBC Albright. Dropped 16 points all pitching in 3 days. Just stupidity chasing double starts. Should have seen Odorizzi but hoped maybe he’d be not terrible in nyy and then get Cin for the second start. Leake seemed meh but safe enough in CHW. Ian Kennedy bombed then hurt so he won’t even make his next start. Also I sat Castillo so he’s for sure gold this week. Luckily a lot of season left. Dug a nice hole tho.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @OaktownSteve: I’ve dug a lot of ditches in my day and spring is the best time to do it

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just a lousy week, it’ll be all right, long season still… Can’t say I wouldn’t have started them too… You have to chase starts in weekly lock

  188. ryanoger says:
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    Sitting A Sanchez @ home against the Red Sox, correct?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  189. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    ACUNA!!!!!

    I have him in every single league and I’m so glad I don’t have to keep checking the Gwinnett Braves boxscore anymore to see how he’s doing.

    Anywho, couple questions related to Mr. Acuna in my shallow 10 team OBP h2h league with limited moves ($100 budget with $1 pre trade deadline, $3 post trade deadline, and $5 playoff add/drops)

    C Gattis
    1B Bellinger
    2B Albies
    3B Gallo
    SS Correa
    OF Betts
    OF Hoskins
    OF Haniger
    UTL Acuna
    BN Conforto
    BN J Martinez

    1) With Acuna called up, I have 2 bench bats now. While I would ideally like to only carry one bench bat, would you still hold for a week while Acuna gets his feet wet?

    2) With this being a shallow 3 OF league, I’m going to guess that I likely will not be able to get much of anything on the trade market for the likes of Martinez or Conforto, nor do I feel good about selling high on Haniger. Of those three, who would you try to trade?

    3) Similarly, who would you drop? I’m guessing Martinez, as Haniger is breaking out big right now and Conforto has a very high floor/celing in an OBP league. He’s not hitting for much power yet, but still has a 23% walk rate.

    4) Which do I start today: Conforto @ Wacha, Acuna @ Finnegan, Martinez v Matz

    5) Continue to hold Gattis or drop for: Suzuki, Cervelli, McCann, Ianetta, Chirnos, Martin

    I have a feeling Suzuki might be the answer here, but shouldn’t there be some concern that he’ll lose some major playing time when Flowers comes back soon?

    Thanks as always Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hold 2. Conforto should net you best, but whoever you can get something for out of those 3 3. Yeah, Jo-Ma 4. Acuna 5. Iannetta

  190. Cohen says:
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    Drop Dahl, Williamson or Happ for Domingo or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Williamson

  191. Matthew Lehman says:
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    sale & moncada or degrom & ozzie?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozzie

  192. DonnieB says:
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    Would you trade my McCutchen,T. Anderson and Buehler for Yelich? My middle infield replacement would be Happ with Schebler being picked up for Happ in the OF. Thanks. Anderson only keeper and it is a 12 team roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  193. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    In a shallow 10 team league, with 2 DL spots open, would now be a good time to pick up Britton? Sounds like he could be back mid-late May.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you have room

  194. Steve Anus says:
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    lost thames, OPS and hits added 16 teamer. have
    C uh oh
    1B goldy
    2B nunez (SS/3B/OF)
    SS segura
    3B torenado
    OF (3) gallo (1B/3B), pollock, choo
    util (2) puig, gone varnish (2b/SS)
    DL thames
    options: grandyman, austin, leonys, cactus jesus (who always does well when he plays), mac will, canha, EE, pearce

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leonys

  195. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. any of these guys any more than (or potential to be more than) a streamer? vv, skaggs, caleb smith or trev williams.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      In some leagues

  196. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    This was my pseudonym as mentioned above, since my league follows… do you drop any of these guys for Tyler Austin?

    Dansby Swanson, Teoscar Hernandez, Miguel andujar, Matt Chapman

    Thank you

    J-NYC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! But aren’t you giving it away now? I’d hold

  197. Mauricio Frid says:
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    Got this offer in a points league:

    His Kershaw + Bregman for my Arenado + Greinke or Nola

    Since it’s a points league it doesn’t matter where I get my points from. I also have J Turner on the DL.

    Should I pull the trigger or hold? If so do I give up Greinke or Nola?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  198. Mr. Peabody says:
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    Jon Gray or Gausman ROS? either a must own in a 270 player deep league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  199. William Hung says:
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    Puig is riding the pine tonigh! At least he won’t go 0/4 for one night. Now what can we do to get Eddie Rosario going?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear that

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: 0/4 with 2Ks for Rosario tonight and . 1 for his last 12 with 6Ks so far, with maybe 1 AB left tonight. If Puig wasn’t trash right now, I’d suck it up and keep him, but I can’t have him, Puig and Billy Hamilton giving me close to nothing each night.

        I am really tempted to swap him out for Miguel Sano, but since my league counts Ks for hitters, I’d pretty much be losing that category every week (currently have Chris Taylor, Moncada, and Billy Hamilton)… but I feel like that’s a move I have to make. The only question is – is Sano worth the #1 waiver priority?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, try Sano, he will K more tho

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: yeah, that’s the problem with this league – I’m pretty much sacrificing the K-category if I get Sano, but with Moncada, Chris Taylor and Billy Hamilton on my team already, i’m pretty much throwing it every week anyway…

            I was also thinking of going the upside route with Gleyber Torres…

  200. Jubaka says:
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    Should I drop m azara for Lowrie, and drop Lowrie when adsrubel or villanueva at least return.. it’s a 11 team season long points and I’m behind in offense, and my 2nd and 3rd base games played total.. is behind also. I have plenty of outfield, but I also have Murphy and lamb.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

    • Jubaka says:
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      @Jubaka: or drop teoscer instead of any of them.

  201. Alps says:
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    Grey
    Who are your top 3 pickups
    Redidick
    Yomer Sanchez
    Canha
    Alonso
    Lourdes Gurriel
    Kepler
    Need all categories

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick, Alonso, Yolmer

      • alps says:
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        @Grey:
        thanks
        have a good night

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  202. Nightpandas says:
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    Devers or Polanco…who ya like long term

    What a party in Toronto tonight…leafs playoff game on the big screen, raptors at the acc, jays at Rogers center, Toronto FC in concacaf final on other big screen..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devers — Toronto, eh?

  203. Matthew Lehman says:
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    grey,
    votto/darvish/rodney or sano/severino/morrow in a 5×5?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto side

  204. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h OPS BAA
    Ozuna, Swanson, Manaea for Verlander, Lindor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor

  205. Andrew Mellars says:
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    Some of my SPs are killing me lately. I have DeGrom, Quintana, Snell, Bundy, Castillo, Taillon and Luke Weaver. Would you drop any of these guys for any of the following:
    Walker Buehler(short term)
    Jack Flaherty(short term)
    Maeda
    Sonny Gray
    Samardzija
    Reynaldo Lopez
    Pomeranz
    Jordan Montgomery
    Hamels
    Stroman
    I could use some help. Let me know if you would add one or more of these guys. Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weaver for Maeda

      • Andrew Mellars says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Grey. Appreciate your help

  206. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Uh oh. Andrew Miller just grabbed the back of his leg and was removed after two pitches. There’s a hamstring strain epidemic taking place. I always see this guys stretching before a game. WTF?

    Think Jason Heyward is worth grabbing for a few days? Or is he an empty average?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Empty average

  207. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Did Kershaw and Trevor Richards pull a freaky Friday and swap stat lines???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  208. Mookiewilson says:
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    In need of pitching help. Who would you drop to pick up Pivetta and/or Wacha? Andujar or Eddie Rosario or both?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andujar for Pivetta

  209. Kutty says:
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    Trade acuna for abreu? Sell high? Or acuna matata?

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Kutty:

      Redraft yes. Keeper no (duh).

  210. Bill Brasky says:
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    10-team H2H

    Roster below – any glaring moves that need to be made?

    C – Molina
    1B – Freeman
    2B – Gordon
    SS – Baez
    3B – Machado
    IF – Cesar Hernandez
    LF – Jose Martinez
    CF – Cain
    RF – Harper
    OF – Ender
    Util – Eddie Rosario
    BN – Dahl, Rendon (DL)

    Starters – Carlos Martinez, Wood, Quintana, McCullers, Wacha, Castillo, Ed-Rod, Alex Reyes (DL)
    Relievers – Boxberger, Kela, Devenski, Andrew Miller, Josh Fields, Ottavino

    Available bats: Semien, Pillar, Margot, Teoscar, Almora, Peraza, Moreland, Bruce, Bour, Delino, Grandal
    Available arms: Jon Gray, Stroman, Roark, Peacock, Britton, Guerra, Trevor Williams, Mikolas, Madson

    Thanks!

    Also – Kershaw walking six Marlins through five innings?!

    • Bill Brasky says:
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      @Bill Brasky:

      Markakis & Pirela also available

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Bill Brasky:

      In shallower leagues like to keep last spot to stream pitcher and hitters.

  211. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Would you add Wacha over T. Williams or VV in a Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League? I currently own the latter 2 SPs. I had dropped Wacha a while back, but he is still available and pitched well against the Metsies tonight.

    Thanks much Grey.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @Yankee My Wanky!:

      I would. wacha looks like he getting into form.

  212. primetime says:
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    Grey,

    Thoughts on ROS for Candelario?

    Thinking of dropping Michael Brantley for him after todays games.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @primetime:

      Sure if you need the help at comer.

  213. BL says:
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    move limit roto obp 5×5.

    Cut a $1 K. Marte to pick up and stash $5 OF Calhoun. Team is really short on power. Feel like he could be up early May especially with Beltre news. Already have Senzel stashed. That’d be 2 of 3 bench spots taken. Tempting but I dunno.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @BL:

      Marte a bench bat? Tough call if you need the space.
      I’m stashing those two as well.
      WHAT ARE THEY WAITING FOR.? Haha.

  214. hal_incandenza says:
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    Is this the order for current RF options (hopefully Puig at least returns to some level of decency soon): Mac Williamson, Canha, Heyward.

  215. WinterIsComing says:
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    Hey grey what’s the deal with Felipe Rivero/velasquez? Still holding on him or time to move on? Middleton and Strickland are really the only two rp available that get saves aside from that just decent relievers like Carl Edwards, Cimber or Carle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

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