Going back to one of my old favorites, that I didn’t like for awhile, then did like, then loved, then hated, then should’ve loved but hated, then was nonplussed about, then Googled nonplussed to make sure I used it right, then thought about how I went through all of these emotions in, like, two weeks, then took a nap, then clapped my hands, then shot up out of bed and wrote a strongly-worded letter why there should’ve only been one season of Killing Eve, then scrubbed my undercarriage with my Q-Bert loofah and sat down to write about why you should buy Scott Kingery. In my head, I hear Tyler, the Creator, “I think I’m falling in love, this time I think it’s for real,” and he’s singing about Kingery, isn’t he?  I THINK so — Tyler’s caps, not mine.  From 2016 to 2017, Kingery made adjustments that led to more power, put his swing more in line with Alex Bregman:

That’s who I want him to be.  Put it out in the universe and it will come true, that’s The Secret.  Last year, he was beat by fastballs, sliders, cutters…Okay, you name it.  This year, he’s been positive on all pitches and he’s making way more hard contact.  Now, is most of this Buy simply because Odubel Herrera needs to go Saynerrera because he’s a knucklehead? Though, knucklehead might not be the best choice of words in this instance.  So, if nothing else, Kingery has short-term value because he should play every day for at least the next few weeks.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Josh Phegley – Early snapshot of his childhood:  “You Phegley, you Phegley, P-H-E-G-L-E-Y, you Phegley!  Your momma says you’re Phegley.”  “Okay, mom, I know what our name is.”

C.J. Cron – You can pick him up for free in some leagues.  A guy headed for a 35-homer season.  Then again, if you have money, you can prolly sign Cron to a deal this offseason when all MLB teams ignore him.  “Do you have a team?”  “No, but I have money, and I want you to teach my Bernese Mountain Dog how to hit homers.”

Howie Kendrick – Howie the Zombino has been around the 100th best fantasy player on our Player Rater, around that of Trey Mancini, Byron Buxton and Gary Sanchez. Zoinks!

Mark Canha – Check out these funny cat pics and hot schmotatoes at Mark Canhaz schmotatoes!

David Fletcher – A guy with 12/12 ability who will hit .300+?  “Oh em gee, that is so Fletch.”

Nicky Lopez – Has been hitting leadoff. Dot dot dot.  Okay, he’s been penciled into the leadoff spot, not yet hitting.  Also, Nicky Lopez sounds like a Puerto Rican girl who won a singing competition, so what’s not to like?

Luis Urias – Chant it with me now, “DFA Kinsler! DFA Kinsler! DFA Jizzler!”  Ha!  Got you on the last one!  Oldest trick, man.

Myles Straw – Could see some at-bats with Correa sidelined for four-plus weeks, and Straw has crazy SAGNOF speed.  By the way, I wonder if Correa gets the shakes when he misses a call.  His wife, “Hey, baby, did you get my message?”  Correa, “WHAT?!”  His wife also talks like Inspector Clouseau for that joke to work.  Use your imagination!

Miguel Sano – It feels a bit like Sano looks at Curtis Jackson Cron and thinks, “I hope to one day be that valuable.”  However — or howmever, if you’re sounding smart — Sano has been hitting for some power since his return.

David Bote – He’s been hot and if you own him, you can change your team name to I’m On A Bote.  Bam and…wait for it…BAM!

Kevin Cron – The Grand Cronyon is getting even less respect than his brother.  The White Walker is playing in front of The Grand Cronyon with the pizzazz of a bedazzled pile of vomit.  Play The Grand Cronyon!

Brendan Rodgers – Has actually played a decent amount in his short time–Okay, I shouldn’t continue this line of thought because we know the Rockies are going to pull aside Rodgers and be like, “Hit the bench and read your bible.”

Lourdes Gurriel Jr.Austin Riley has been the BET Eminem Cypher of call-ups, but Gurriel has quietly been a tiny little chef’s kiss.

Derek Dietrich – Commissioner Rob Manfred pats his forehead with a handkerchief.  It’s hot here in Guatemala.  He shields his eyes from the bright sun, and spots his car service driver holding a sign that reads, “Head Baseball Juicer.”  Manfred angrily pushes down the sign, “Put that away, there’s media around.”  “Sorry, señor, I thought you pumped baseballs with Tang so balls go to the moon like astronauts.”  This is a true story, and everyone is hitting a ton of homers.  Dietrich is headed for the Brady Anderson of seasons, but that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be owned.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – This week’s outfielder buys are narshy, which is a cutesy way to say ugly to appeal to the ladies, but they’re also sneakily sexy, which is also how I appeal to the ladies.  What’s up, five female readers? I haven’t forgotten about you.  Just like you shouldn’t forgot about Jackie Bradley Jr.  Call me Segue Smooth.

Bryan ReynoldsMark Reynolds had a baby and that was Ian Stewart.  Bryan Reynolds is not related.  Sorry, readers.

Garrett Cooper – You need to grab Garrett Cooper, because he’s puttin’ on the hitz.

Harold Ramirez – Another Marlins hitter because I was hoping this was the point in this post when you tuned out completely.  It’s the opposite of clickbait.  It’s yuckwait.

Zac GallenMarlins, baby!  Seriously, if you’re ignoring the Marlins, you’re doing it at your own risk.  They are the best team to find guys who will be great in 12 to 18 months on another team.

Lance Lynn – This is a Streamonator call, like the call it makes to C-SPAN to chat about current events.

Zach Plesac – Went over Plesac the other day (click his name and you are magically transported to other articles about him), but this is also a Streamonator call.  “During the Standards and Oversight Committee, they were discussing Artificial Intelligence and AI is A-me so I thought I could weigh in…”

Shawn Armstrong – The Orioles announced they needed to give Givens (stutterer!) a break from high leverage situations.  Rather than the Orioles pick a replacement from their packed bullpen of garbage options, they had an arm wrestling match. Guess who won.

Shawn Kelley – How does that saying go? Man makes plans, God laughs? Is that it?  I’d Google it, but Google banned me for searching for “ways to stick PEDs in David Dahl’s butt without him knowing.”  Any hoo!  With that phrase in mind, fantasy owners make plans to own a closer, and managers laugh.  Leclerc seemed to be headed back to the closer role, but here we are with Kelley.

Scott Oberg –  His last name is pronounced like this:  *sigh* ‘Not Oberg’ or *sigh* ‘Scott Oh boy,’ depends on your regional accent.

SELL

Michael Chavis – Was browsing through Statcast data and I saw Chavis averaged 426 feet on his home runs.  That’s far.  Then I saw around him was Dahl, Mazara, Jason Castro and Zunino and I made a fart sound by putting my hand under my armpit.  I poot’d my armpit, so to speak, if one was speaking with one’s armpit.  Average home run distance kinda means nothing when you have sample sizes so small, which is what she said derisively.  I was merely trying to find something positive from Chavis to latch onto.  My big concern with him is his 17.2% SwStr, 65.6% F-Strike and 30+ HR/FB.  Basically, it’s saying he’s swinging a shizzton, missing and hitting a ton of homers for how few fly balls he’s hitting. To give you a comparison:  Wil Myers without the promise of 20 steals. I will call him Still Myers. I’m not saying trade him for a remix of Old Town Road over a montage of The Grapes of Wrath called Old Town Joad, but I would check out our Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer and explore offers.

  1. William Hung says:
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    FIRST!!!

    • William Hung says:
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      What happened to anime grey?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        He’s there, no?

        • William Hung says:
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          aaahhhh the videos got blocked behind ad-blocker – i used to be able to see them despite adblock

          Anyway… Kingery or Matt Carpenter in my league where we have 5 standard cats plus OBP & Ks

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Carp

  2. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    They said you was hung!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Me or William?

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        Probably both.

        Any time I see the word Hung, I think of that Blazing Saddles reference.

        It’s the 8th grade boy in my head….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Same!

        • whitey herzog says:
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          He said the sheriff is NEAR!

          • Crazy J says:
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            That movie never gets old

    • Bart says:
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      And they was right!

  3. wizard says:
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    Thoughts on Smelzter?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Went over him the other day… He’s a streamer, maybe #5…Radke-type

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      Smelzter? …more like Smelz you later *high five*

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  4. Jah says:
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    Gun to your head…..Arrietta @ LAD or Teheran v. DET?
    Pulling the trigger is not an option.

  5. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    I’m about to bench Brian Dozier at 2B…problem is my MI is Addison Russell and my SS is Kingery. Sigh.

    I can grab Straw but he doesn’t have MI Eligibility yet.

    Bote is available.

    Should I still be interested in stashing DJ Stewart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DJ’s a sexy name, like to see something in shallower leagues… Russell/Kingery both better than Dozier…

  6. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    LOL… i’m dead. anime grey got me good this time.

    Suarez is in today! the “get-him-in-your-lineup” guy is going to be working through his lunch break

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, thanks!

  7. Lubes says:
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    Grey-
    Having followed your sage advice, I’ve been finding myself with a bunch of guys doing pretty well. But that has left me with sonovabenches almost every other day. After accounting for the must start guys, I have three lineup spots to divvy up between-
    – Odor
    – Mazara
    – Renfroe
    – F. Reyes
    – Swanson
    – Laureano
    – Y. Diaz (when he comes back)

    I can’t seem to say that one or more of these guys should always start over the others, and I haven’t been able to notice any distinct L/R or H/A splits (except that the SD guys are generally better on the road). Thoughts on who to start and when?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      More of a matchups question… Would be differewnt guys every day, but I can’t see myself starting Odor, or really playing him…Prolly cut him

      • Lubes says:
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        Deep benches and limited pickups, so I’m holding Odor for now.
        Biggest problem has been picking to start two between Renfroe, Mazara and Reyes. Do you see one as clearly better or clearly worse than the others?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Renfroe is just the occasional HR

          • Lubes says:
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            And that occasion is often when he’s benched for me…

            That said- 5 player keeper, I’ve used 5 of 20 pikcups. Drop Laureano or Inciarte for Tucker? Or Bryan Reynolds?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hold for now

              • Lubes says:
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                Gracias.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  De nada

  8. Worm Burner says:
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    Better Austin ROS……

    Meadows > Riley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      Meadows for sure, Riley will come back down to earth.

    • Worm Burner says:
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      Thanks fellas, have a good weekend

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      I was offered Encarnacion, Ohtani, and Buehler in my 12-team keeper league for Riley. Some might say I’m a nincompoop, but Riley is the shizzznit.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Poop! Walker/Edwin side

  9. jon says:
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    Kingery or Puig ROS 10 team roto

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  10. FantasyLand says:
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    Carlos Santana as 3B ir Chavis ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavis

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Could go either way tho

        • FantasyLand says:
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          Thanks!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

  11. toneDEAF! says:
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    I know we have been talking a lot about Kyle Tucker. What kind of star level are we talking here? Comparisons? I’m in a 12-team H2H points keeper league where we keep 8 players every year. Should I just fuggin get him now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Top 25 bat, he’s a star

      • toneDEAF! says:
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        Thanks G!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  12. NJ says:
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    Thoughts on trading La Stella for Wheeler? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wheeler

  13. toolshed says:
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    If you own both shaw and hiura who are you cutting when shaw returns? I drafted shaw and he’s in a dl spot now. There is nobody else in my league in FA who is worth owning who qualifies at 2b and plays everyday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m waiting to see how it plays out

  14. Francisco DeLaTorre says:
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    12 Team H2H Rank Rest Of Season

    Tapia, Avisail, Renfroe, Choo, Buxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really ROS? I’d go Avisail…

      • Francisco DeLaTorre says:
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        Right now my OF is Dahl, Markakis, Renfroe, Avisail and Springer on DL. Would you drop anyone for Choo , Tapia, Or buxton.

        Thanks in advance!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Renfroe for Tapia at home

  15. Silent Heat says:
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    “Seriously, if you’re ignoring the Marlins, you’re doing it at your own risk. They are the best team to find guys who will be great in 12 to 18 months on another team.”

    My meaningless vote goes to Pirates on this one but they both dominate the category.

    Speaking of which, how about some RazzPolls up in here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We need RazzPolls!

      Who’s the worst MLB manager?

      A) Ausmus
      B) Everyone else

  16. Bring Back the Brown says:
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    Buy Kiura or L. Urias ROS???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hiura

      • William Hung says:
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        Until Shaw comes back…

  17. Harley Earl says:
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    Come on Grey,

    Shaw isn’t taking Hiura’s spot in the order that quickly. He’s batting .192 at Triple A San Antonio, and was 3-for-19 his first six games down there. I seriously doubt he’s going to bumb Hiura that quickly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just wait

      • Harley Earl says:
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        I hate it when you’re right about this kinda thing! It’s like reliving the Tapia, Hampson, etc. nightmares!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, sorry!

          • Harley Earl says:
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            Haha! You are usually right though!

            :o(

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Aw geez

            • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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              No kidding, Harley Earl.

              I was arguing with Grey about rostering Kyle Freeland…giving him a chance….Streamanator liked his chances…blah…blah…blah…

              Grey just kept saying, “lose Freeland”…”I wouldn’t own him”

              Now the Rockies just deomoted Freeland.

              He probably won’t even say, “I told you so.”
              ;-)

              • Harley Earl says:
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                Yeah, Grey never pours salt in the wound. He knows our pain!!! Haha!!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I do

  18. FantasyLand says:
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    Prospects question here.

    A. Is Eloy a buy low in your opinion ROS?
    B. How would you rank Eloy, Yordan and Tucker if they all were in the majors already?
    C. Any other prospects besides those that we would be aware of or keep in our radar at the very least? Meaning like the top prospects besides Houston’s guys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Yes B. You did C. Question for Mike — I’m grabbing Gallen now, but arm vs. bat

    • FantasyLand says:
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      We should be aware of is what I meant

  19. Snacks Zillion says:
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    The younger Cron or Biggio, ros? Thanks, have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Biggio, you too!

  20. Matty says:
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    In a H2H dynasty with OPS how do you rank Kendrick, Dietrich, Fletcher, Nicky Lopez, and Cavan Biggio?
    Thanks. Have a great weekend.

  21. knucks says:
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    We’re calling Odubel by his birth name now.

    Dave!

    His name is David Herrera! Hahhh!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

    • Coolwhip

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      i call him ODB, only without biting lyrics.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Who? David?

        • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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          He’ll always be ODB to me.

  22. Dan says:
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    Kevin cron or myles straw ? I have cron but ….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron, but needs question

  23. JP says:
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    Need a short term plug in OF, Kingery, Calhoun or Tapia to finish out the homestand

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia

  24. Lance

    Lance says:
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    I bet whoever made that Kingery gif is a hunk muffin x10,000

    *cough* me *cough *

    ;)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The sexiest there ever is/was

  25. Rachel Overmier says:
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    Drop Laureano for JBJ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  26. Here Comes the Pizza says:
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    What’s up Grey?

    I see you got around to listening to Igor!

    Already picked up Lynn for this weekend based off SoN. He also has a quality start in 5 of his last 6 appearances. You think he’s worth holding in 12 team ROS in a league with QS? I don’t necessarily need him as my staff is pretty good but that QS stat did catch my eye.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dude, haven’t stopped listening to Igor since you mentioned it… Good call!

      Nah, not worth holding if matchup isn’t good

      Should’ve had pizza last night, went with pasta and regretted it

      • here comes the pizza says:
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        Tyler is insanely talented. Pretty crazy how far he has come as an artist.

        Thanks on Lynn. Have a great weekend and get some pizza!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m gonna!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            John and Vinny’s?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah, can’t go wrong there with anything

              • SteveNZ says:
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                Nah or yeah? (puzzled emoji)

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nah, it wasn’t Jon & Vinny’s… Some other place that was awful

                  • SteveNZ says:
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                    Oh, we’re in different tenses haha. I thought you meant were *gonna* get pizza (and that you hadn’t got it yet). And I’ll always remember the time we went there *swoon*

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, that place is a the best… everything there is good — that’s what I meant by can’t go wrong

        • Slimcompoop says:
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          Igor is a good call. Thank you!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            It’s the poop!

  27. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey, I just got a trade offer and want your opinion. I am looking for saves.

    I give up Danny Duffy and minor leaguer Garett Hampson
    I get Greg Holland

    Should I make the deal?

  28. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Also, is it time to cut Albert Pujols loose?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        What about the deal I was offered?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Don’t love it

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            should I offer Urias instead of Hampson

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nah

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                i need saves and he is looking for SP. The only other SP I can offer is RIch Hill.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  If desperate for saves do the 1st deal

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    i have for saves: Wade Davis, Will Smith, Doolittle, Hicks, and parker, and Kimbrel when he signs

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Then forget these deals for holland

                    • Cram It says:
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                      What the hell do you need Holland for then?

                    • Scott Kimmel says:
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                      I trade Duffy
                      I get Domingo German

                      Make that deal?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sure

  29. Crock says:
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    Ros rank: G. Polanco, JBJ, Avisail

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Avi, JBJ

  30. Jedi says:
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    Grey,

    Would you drop Martin Perez for Roark, Davies, Miley, or some other guy that’s probably out there in my league (8-team league) or hold for now?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I guess Miley

  31. EB says:
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    Beni for Dejong straight up. Which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi

  32. negatto says:
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    Please pick a side?

    Matt Olson vs Caleb Smith for ROS.

    Trade Analyzer gives Olson the edge by $6 but not sure it if it gives enough value to prospects.

    Thoughts?

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      Olson’s not a prospect

      • negatto says:
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        I meant that it may not be valuing Smith as high because he is more of a surprise.

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      with the ball flying out as well as it is, Olson feels more replaceable. I’d rather have Caleb Smith.

      • negatto says:
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        What about Soroka vs Olson, instead of Smith? Still thinking the same?

        • Coolwhip

          Coolwhip says:
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          correct, IMO Olson’s stats can be recreated by following Grey’s buy column each week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Olson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olson

  33. Chris says:
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    Drop Chavis for Kingery?

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      meh, i’d rather try to trade chavis first.

  34. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    in a 12 tm 6×6 (OPS + QS), which side?

    Jo-Ram & Carrasco or Soto & Ed-Rod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soto

  35. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    YEAH grey!!! Finally getting into some Tyler. How’d you like the new album? Super different from his other work, but in a good way. How’d you like Earfquake? Like that other guy said…song of the summer I think

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      Just read above that you can’t stop listening to IGOR! MY G!!!!!! knew you were a cool dude, had my doubts… ;)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’m the man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Major departure but I like it… honestly took me about 15 listens to get into it but I’m there now

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        I had the same experience

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I love the THINK song more than Earfquake, but both solid

  36. Wow says:
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    Kyle Tucker over Chavis, Rodgers, or Franmil? Probably a long shot I would think. My needs are runs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodgers if up

  37. Cunning Randallham says:
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    12 team roto redraft 5×5 – standard w/ 5 of’s, CI, MI, UTIL
    Leading almost every pitching category, 3rd to last in ribbies. Just traded Peacock for Justin Turner, but then was offered:

    My Nola for his Khris Davis

    My team is below. Does this make sense, or is my current team positioned for better offensive days without the Krash Infusion?

    C: Christian Vasquez
    1B: Freeman
    2B: Moustakas
    3B: Myers
    SS: Trea Turner
    CI: J. Turner
    MI: Chavis
    OF: Castellanos, Dahl, Dom. Santana, Eloy Jimenez, Joc Pederson
    UTIL: Ohtani

    Bench: Springer (DL), Clint Frazier, DJ Stewart, Travis Shaw (DL)

    SP: Nola, Ryu, Soroka, Paxton, Canning, Quintana, Odorizzi, Nelson (AAA)
    RP: Castillo, Alvarado, Parker, Oberg, Brasier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like it

  38. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    This is hilarious. Mike Trout is essentially a “buy low” opportunity for the first time since he was born. His statcast and other under-the-hood numbers all scream positive regression (progression?) is imminent. he’s in the top 5%-10% of nearly all of them. I will now laugh hysterically, hahahaha.

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      Possible trade combos to get him? Curious what you think would be reasonable enough

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        without knowing your team and league, i’d simply say you know what the Trout-ian standard is, #1 overall best player. So i’d say 2 players that are overachieiving, or like a 2nd-3rd round guy plus a prospect thats overachieving. just spitballing here.

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        If you ain’t got Trout, you ain’t gettin Trout would be my guess.

        A wise ol’ perfesser once told me about a guy like Trout, “It’s easier to win WITH ____than to win WITHOUT him.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  39. King Gizzard says:
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    12-team 5×5 Roto, bob keeper

    Just looking for the best ROS value, how would you rank: Yordan Alvarez
    Kyle Tucker
    Luis Urias
    Bryan Reynolds
    Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker, Yordan if all up

  40. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    Buy Kelley or just keep Neris?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  41. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Would you roll Domingo German out there against the Sawx tomorrow? SON is kinda “meh” on him, but I need to find 6 starts in 3 days

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh I’m not after his last start

  42. Uno says:
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    Once called up, are you taking Tucker or Alvarez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tough call, I think Tucker but who knows

  43. negatto says:
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    One more for you

    Olson vs Encarnacion?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olson

  44. hondo says:
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    Ramos or Garver 1 C league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramos

      • hondo says:
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        Thanks-have a good weekend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  45. happyharry says:
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    Hey Grey, 12 team, H2H, 6X6…Which SP is the drop for activating Paxton?
    Bassitt or Darvish? thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bassitt

  46. Ryan says:
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    In my 14 team h2h dynasty league I was just offer. I would trade away albies, alonso, jansen and mikolas for meadows, gary sanchez, kershaw and nick madrigal. I like this trade, but it leaves me without a 1B. Although I have an offer on the table involving Harper and Perez for Gerrit Cole and Domingo Santana. I could possibly counter and ask for Voit instead of Santana. Should I take the meadows trade and counter for voit and cole or take both offers that have been sent to me?

    C Danny Jansen

    1B Pete Alonso
    2b Ozzie albies
    Ss Trevor Story
    3b Rafael Devers
    Rf Bryce Harper
    Cf Ronald Acuna
    Lf Juan Soto?
    Util Jonathan Villar
    Bn Avisail Garcia
    Bn Kevin Cron
    Na Bo Bichette
    Na Vidal Bruja?n
    Na Joey Bart

    Sp Jon Lester
    Sp Miles Mikolas
    Sp Brandon woodruff
    Rp John brebbia?
    Rp Ryan Pressly
    Rp Hansel Robles
    P Marcus Walden
    P Julio Urias
    P Jose Alvarado
    Bn Martin Perez
    Bn John Means
    Bn Zach Efflin
    Bn Jeff Samardzija
    Na Sixto Sanche?z
    Na Casey Mize????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meadows side

      • Ryan says:
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        WHat do you recommend I do about my 1B situation since I’d be trading away Alonso in the meadows deal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What are your possibilities?

          • Ryan says:
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            I could possibly trade Harper and Martin Perez for Voit and Gerrit Cole? As for who’s on the waiver wire, CJ Cron is on waiver till tomorrow. I currently have the #1 waiver claim and I dont think it’s worth using on him. Other guys available are miggy and Braun

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Works for me

  47. hot corner says:
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    I love reading through the comments on Friday afternoon when I don’t feel like working anymore to see who everyone is freaking out about. For some reason, it is always Friday when people freak out.

    Last week, it was Dahl. This week, it seems to be Carrasco. On June 1st of last year, he had a 4.50 ERA and 8.65 K/9. It all turned out fine. He just needs to get consistent with his slider and he will be fine again. Outside of about 5 guys, every pitcher is getting blown up here and there. This year, if you keep your team ERA under 3.75, WHIP around 1.25 and get a ton of K’s, your pitching will be just fine. Carrasco is the poster child for that profile.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… true on pitching…

      • hot corner says:
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        In NFBC, I have a 3.823 ERA. I am in 4th place in the category!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I have a 4.50

  48. crimedog says:
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    Great stuff Grey.

    Need some advice since I was foolish enough to draft odor and unlucky enough to draft Shaw on the same team. How would you fill 2B and 3B. Currently im rostering Sano, Odor, and Brendan rodgers for those position. Bench bats I could drop include ohtani. Best available on the wire for 2B/3B include peraza, Shaw, Keke, Lopez, McMahan, Y Diaz, Bote, addison Russ, Beckham, Healy, A Diaz, Kingery (maybe he’s gets eligible Soon).

    Mainly going for upside and value later in season but obviously need at least someone to play currently. I guess the question would be, which 3 would you roster and would you roster 4 of these guys and drop Ohtani? I’m pretty setat every position and have depth everywhere but huge hole at 2B and 3B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Kingery over Odor… prolly hold Ohtani unless you’re always benching him

      • crimedog says:
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        I am always benching him, usually play Voit in Util, also have Eloy I could play there. But hate dropping him, if he gets going, could have trade value especially in a keeper.

        Dropping Odor leaves me with no 2B until King gets eligible, Brendan Rodgers should get 2B soon but also doesn’t play every day. This is such a cluster, hence why I’m coming to you. keep Odor and drop Ohtani for kingery?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh, can’t drop Ohtani in a keeper… I’d hold for now

          • crimedog says:
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            Thanks Grey, appreciate it, this post was painful to write so thanks for taking the time ha.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, No problem

            • The Harrow says:
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              more true if in espn or fantrax, where you have both pitcher and hitter otani’s for the price of one.

              • Slimcompoop says:
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                Is Ohtani going to pitch again?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Next year

  49. Dietrich & The 2 Minute HR Trot says:
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    Following up on my other post. I have both Garver and Clevinger coming off the IL soon and need to do a 2 for 1 trade to make room.

    You mentioned trading both Mallex / Carrasco for Morton and the other team owner is on board.

    Have you ever abandoned a position? Toying with the idea of dropping Garver and keeping Mallex and the SB he could provide instead of trading him, because the team behind me has both Villar and Gordon and a few others that are stealing bases like Benintendi, Meadows and Devers.

    I could always find a catcher if needed and most don’t contribute all that much. If Baez was going to get 20 SB like last year, I wouldn’t hesitate to part with Mallex. He’s not running at all this year.

    My lineup once again.

    C Garver (IL)
    1B Bell
    2B Baez
    3B Rendon
    SS Story
    OF Yelich
    OF Acuna
    OF E. Rosario
    UTIL Hoskins
    UTIL Mondesi
    Bench Mallex

    What would you do? Keep Mallex and go without a catcher or still trade Mallex/Carrasco for Morton? Also, would you keep G. Marquez over Carrasco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go a few days without a catcher and see how things shake out and hold Mallex for now

      • Dietrich & The 2 Minute HR Trot says:
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        Will do. Thanks Grey.

        I’m still going to try to swing a deal for Morton. Who do you like in order of preference for counting stats (QS not wins) and ratios ROS?

        1. Morton
        2. Buehler
        3. Marquez
        4. Carrasco

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          German, Morton, Walker

          • Dietrich & The 2 Minute HR Trot says:
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            Is Carrasco for Morton straight up a fair offer? The ERA/WHIP/QS difference is big between them right now. If the other owner accepts, I don’t want the league to cry foul.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Seems like a coin flip to me

  50. Dave D says:
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    The funny thing is I own Kingery in two DC’s but have nowhere to play him. He has two games to go in OF to gain eligibility there, so I will be using him there soon where I can. So many OFs on my shelf: Springer, Upton, ODB, D.Gordon, McNeil, on and on… I’m even playing my 50th round pick Brandon Dixon in two leagues!!! Leury Garcia a nice run scoring machine too! Scraping the barrel right now.

    By the way, I saw your DC team had a .239 BA. That is even worse than my pathetic HR totals! Here’s looking ahead to a better June for us both!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I can’t believe how bad my AVG is there… my team now is about to lose Dozier too, my one bright spot

  51. Leo says:
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    Hi Grey.

    on base slugging league AVG HR RBI Steals runs league

    Would you pick up mazara and/or tapia and drop either profar and/or polanco?

    your thoughts please

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia over Polanco at home

      • Leo says:
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        thanks bro

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  52. kilkennybrian says:
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    Y Molina just hit the DL with a thumb strain. Yikes. He’s a drop in 10-12 teamers right? I don’t have the DL space.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose him

  53. Quill says:
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    What are your thoughts on Jarrod Dyson? Would you scoop him up over Rodgers for runs based needs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, he platoons and is fine for SBs but Rodgers could be a huge bat

  54. Prog Nation says:
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    Grey,
    Need an SP, and have Cat Hair Chavis. Trying to shed him. Used Trade Analyzer and these are the proposed trades in my league to offer, that seemed fair. Let me know which you’d prefer, and which you would cancel.

    1) Montas
    2) Soroka
    3) Folty
    4) R. Hill
    5) Woodruff

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like 5, 4, 1

  55. SL says:
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    I have a 10 SB lead over 2nd (thanks for leading me to Adalberto!) and terrible pitching. Thinking of offering Betts and a pitcher for Arenado and Flaherty. Do you think these pitchers are fair/too much to offer: Mikoas, Fried, Lucchesi, Maeda?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flaherty or bleh

      • SL says:
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        Sorry to be dense, are you saying the Flaherty side is a landslide win?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I didn’t say landslide, but I’d take Flaherty

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          try mikolas first if anybody would actually trade for him.

  56. KrazyIvan says:
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    I’ve been at a crossroads with Chavis so to speak. A lot of his struggles have come with the league wide knowledge that he can’t handle high fastballs.

    I also think the guy really works hard on his craft (I get it they all do except Puig). If, it’s a big if, but if he can make some minor swing adjustments to hang with the high cheese he could really only get better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, maybe… he’s in a good place to succeed at least

  57. Chud says:
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    Dynasty questions:

    Would u trade your Domingo German for his Kingery?

    Who would u rather own? Mikolas or ERod?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want German… EdRod

  58. Alex says:
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    My league is scared to make deals… If Chavis can’t be sold, who would you want next at 2B?

    Kendrick, Urias, Dietrich, Bote

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dietrich

  59. Alps says:
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    I have 2 catchers in a 1 catcher league
    Contreras and Realmuto.
    You think either one of them could be traded for Bumgarner
    The other guy needs a catcher.
    If I have to I could add Eaton
    What do you think gets it done
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure trade Realmuto…but don’t love Bum

      • Alps says:
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        Ok thanks
        My thinking is he will be worth more when he gets traded to a contender.
        Whenever that will be

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  60. Ty says:
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    I’m praying the sell jinx works for Chavis like it has for Bryant lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  61. William Hung says:
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    Edwin Jackson is pitching tonight… how many R+HR+RBIs total will Story and Dahl have? My guess is a gazillion. I’m also excited to see what kind of show Vlad Jr. is going to put on this weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Under on a zillion

  62. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Grey, shallow mixed 5×5 league, can you rank these guys for me moving forward, Tapia, Kingery, Renfroe? No category needs, just overall value.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  63. Ahhhhhhh says:
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    I was offered my Heaney for his Victor Robles. I should accept that in a heartbeat right? Who would you drop for Robles to enter my starting lineup? (By accepting this trade Robles will be on my bench, but I don’t like to keep bench bats)

    Dahl
    Olson
    Eloy
    Domingod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robles side in a sec, Olson

  64. DrEasy says:
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    I’m running out of patience with Yordan. Seems like he’s stuck behind Fisher, Kyle Tucker and how knows who else in the pecking order. In the meantime, I’ve been going without a catcher, and now Avisail and Pham are both sitting today. Can’t run a team when half your hitters aren’t playing for one reason or another!

    So: should I drop Yordan for, say, Verdugo, and eventually just cycle through catchers when all the OFs are back?

    Thanks and have a good weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure… you too!

  65. krazyivan says:
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    Grey,

    Would you roll with Seoul Train vs Duffy
    Or
    Bat Licker Puig vs Corbin

    Nice shades of ‘96 reference to Brady Anderson. Maybe Dietrich can eye black on those perfect side burns one game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Train — yup!

  66. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Kaplar still talked about platooning him .

    Kingery needs to be in the line up too bad it is because Herraerra is a dope.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  67. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Unfortunately i have no place to put him in either league.

    How long do es it take to be elibinble as an outfielder? if his eligible would you drop adam jones for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh prolly… it’s close

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      he’s at i believe 6 CF games, he got his CF in yahoo and OF, in espn he’ll need it would appear 4 more, so shortly. it’ll be in CF too.

      • Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood says:
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        Thanks good info

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  68. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    molina replacement time.
    which of alfaro, wieters, kelly. wieters has done quite well all year, albeit very limited time.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      2. league 2, no alfaro, but wieters/kelly/lucroy. all these leagues have OPS/total bases/OBP.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Wieters

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alfaro

  69. 183414 says:
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    Hope the Rockies and D Backs lose every game. Dumb ass management call up Rodgers and Cron to have them pinch hit, and start 1 of every 3 games. 2 loser franchises with 2 awful mgrs.
    Roberts is lucky that no one in the Dodger organization has the balls to tell him to play Joc every day, plus the Dodgers are way better than all other teams in the division. Padres need to trade 1 of their 5 o.f.’s and 1 of their pitching prospects (Quantrill ?) for Bauer; call up Urias, and push the Dodgers to 2nd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      Word up on that 183414!

  70. 183414 says:
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    Rodgers starts off 10-32, and then they decide McMahon’s their guy against righties. Always thought that Buddy Black was a spineless mgr. In the tradition of Walt Weiss.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s crazy

    • Chucky says:
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      Brilliant Rockies strategy. Mcmahon has an OPS over 200 points higher v LHP, but yet he sits v LHP. Not coincidence that the Rockies are a sub 500 team.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Exactly

  71. Steamin Beamen says:
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    Which do you like more…

    06/02/19 – Zach Plesac @ CHW Giolito – 2.9
    06/02/19 – Trevor Richards @ SD MStrahm – 1.5

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Plesac

  72. Emlo says:
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    Which pitcher would you add/stash?

    Hudson
    Ray
    Kikuchi
    Keuchel
    Plesac

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kikuchi but bleh

  73. Callmeeljefe says:
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    Catcher options? Molina to IL annoyingly… McCann, C Kelley, Alfaro? Another less known option?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alfaro

  74. OddBal says:
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    4% walk rate and 16% SwStr for Kingery vs. 16% and 5% for Bregman. I get that Kingery learned to hit for power in the minors, but I just don’t see any chance they can become similar players.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      We’ll see

  75. CentralCoastCali says:
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    Grey,

    Serious growing pains here, have Chavis, Rodgers, Hiura, Riley and Biggio. Eloy is on the wire. I am leaning to swapping Biggio for Eloy, WWGD?

    Thumbs up, meh, there is no Cee.

    CCC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      There’s three C’s!

      Eloy over Biggio

  76. RobPopp says:
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    From a forum post of mine last April:

    “3.40/1.25, 7.8 k/9 in MLB ~ 5 years
    2.80/1.15, 8.8 k/9 in KBO ~ 7 years

    Ryu has been more than a streamer his entire career. He’s the Korean Zissou”

    I don’t see the sub 2.5 though, unless they really limit his innings. The weather is only just heating up. I’d sell high, in a package for something great

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, maybe if price is right

  77. Stream Weaver says:
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    Chavis and V Robles for Whit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Whit side

  78. OddBall Herrera says:
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    100% with you on Chavis. I think his best days for 2019 are behind him, and I think his path is one Riley is going to be following in short order.

    • 183414 says:
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      Love Chavis. Love Riley. Best days are behind Chavis. A stud prospect who has helped the Sawx turn it around. haha
      Wish you were in any of my 12 leagues.

      • OddBall Herrera says:
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        Riley is running a 2:20 BB:K ratio with a 23% SwStr. Obviously those things haven’t hit stablization points yet, but his approach so far is crap, and it’s being obscured by his 50% HR/FB. I like the guy long term but redrafts? Give me underowned guys like Franmil or Kepler instead.

        Chavis has better walk rates but also has a SwStr and developing K rate problem. I am not to cutting him, but I sure as hell am trying to sell him. Again, this is not about his keeper value.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

        • 183414 says:
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          I liked Kepler pre-season, and am glad I drafted him on 2 teams.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, agreed, Oddball, though I’m more bullish on Riley

  79. krazyivan says:
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    Rodgers riding the pine again. I guess he has looked bad in the field so instead of sending him back to AAA to improve at second he is going to sit and watch.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, it’s legit crazy

      • 183414 says:
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        Funny, but I’m actually leaving Rodgers in on 1 of the 3 teams for which I bought in, only because , assuming he even plays 1 game this weekend, Laureano v. Peacock, Very, and Cole will likely just hurt my b. avg. On my Super team, no less.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I imagine he’ll sub in later in each game, maybe start 1

          • 183414 says:
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            Yep. Will pinch hit, maybe, and get thrown a bone this weekend for 1 game. Hopefully, since they’re facing righties all weekend, and we know how OCD Buddy Black is.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

    • 183414 says:
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      Rockies will NEVER win a World Series, and likely won’t be going to any. Franchise has always been a shit show. If they want to jerk Rodgers around (which they are and will continue to) then trade him for a stud starter. Now they love Ed McMahon. Wonder how long that will last. Surprised they’re playing Desmond, since he’s a righty. Oh yeah, he hit a h.r. the other day.
      Taking lefty v. righty matchups to an extreme.

      • krazyivan says:
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        Looks like Rodgers will be a platoon bat from this point on. Making matters worse is that it means he gets all those juicy Kershaw,Ryu,Hill,Ray,Lucchesi and Strahm match ups.

        • 183414 says:
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          Ain’t that the truth. At least Joc gets the righties, not that Roberts isn’t an extremely overrated mgr.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  80. 183414 says:
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    Smoak’s gone 7-17 in last 4 games with 3 home runs. Another genius at the helm. Sure, let’s bench him at Coors. He’s been too good lately.
    I don’t recall seeing as many plain awful, dumbass robot mgrs. EVER in my 60+ years of watching baseball. Resting hot players. Resting super prospects because their wRC+ is less than some stiff on his team, whose had a couple of good games this week. Bring back the Billy Martins, Earl Weavers, Bobby Cox’, Jim Leylands, Tony LaRussas……mgrs., not robots.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, it’s terrible, people play matchups without any rhyme or reason

      • 183414 says:
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        Terrible mgrs. do !!

  81. Worm Burner says:
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    Quick trade Q,

    Giancarlo/A. Riley
    OR
    A. Meadows/R. Hoskins

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meadows

  82. Wand says:
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    Stream one

    Porcello @NYY
    Pivetta @LAD
    Keller @TEX
    Samardizjia @BAL
    Plesac @CWS
    Wainwright vs CHC
    M. Kelly vs NYM

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None? Plesac I guess is okay

  83. Steve says:
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    K Cron (Cronito) sent back down to AAA to keep breaking records.

    Puello, Addison, Reynolds or JBJ (14T obp)

    Thanks

  84. holyscheisse says:
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    Realistic expectation of when you think Gallen is called up and do you think it’s for ROS? My thoughts and hopes are that it would take an injury of some sort, and not just temporarily.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mid-June — maybe = Caleb Smith

      • holyscheisse says:
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        Thanks!

        And not sure I get the Caleb Smith part?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meaning he could be as good as Smith

  85. Garbage Day says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Rodgers actually isn’t playing. At all. What do we do?

    • 183414 says:
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      Sue the Rockies for our FAAB money back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose him

      • krazyivan says:
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        I’m ok with stashing him for now until Urias gets called up. I guess if I get antsy I could go with Cavan Biggio.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’m holding, but losing hope

  86. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    What do we think about Jose Suarez (the angels pitching prospect that just got the call)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      His minor league numbers look like trash, but maybe #4?

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Yeah – the Ks are interesting…but like in an Erod 4.2 7K 5 ER sort of way..

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, totally

  87. kilkennybrian says:
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    I know it’s apples oranges, but would you rather have Franmil or Lucchesi in a vacuum?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucchesi

  88. tigersharkz says:
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    Fyi Canning skipping Cubs (Cahill listed as starter), should have 2 starts at home vs. Oak and Sea. Streambot likes, what say you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like

    • 183414 says:
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      Not if Pena and Tropeano pitch, as I’d expect. Cahill goes monday. Doubleheader next saturday.

  89. Green monstah says:
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    Howdy mastah grey!!

    H2h points weekly lock. Drop biggio to add one of: Howie Kendrick (2b/3b/1b),

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      One of?

      • Green monstah says:
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        Howdy mastah grey!!

        H2h points weekly lock. Drop biggio to add one of: Howie Kendrick (2b/3b/1b), Derek Dietrich (OF,2b,1b), reynuto Nunez (3b/DH), Harold Ramirez, or Byron Buxton . Best available bat for next week & going forward biggio is my worst bench bat.

        Lastly hold Brendan Rodgers for one of:: jurickson profar ,Nicky Lopez , or Ahmed Rosario?

        Sorry it was cut off prior, my dang trigger thumb jumped the gun!

        Thanks grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh… bench bats and you have best upside… if you need actual bats, Buxton and Amed

        • Green monstah says:
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          * hold or drop Brendan Rodgers for those available SS’s*

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Can lose him but upside bench bat isn’t bad to gamble on

  90. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Sorry one more…was planning to drop McMahon to enter the Dietrich FAAB bidding in my 12 team weekly league, but given the Rogers treatment, I’m wondering if the better move is to hold unless I can sneak Dietrich super cheap. Would you hold McMahon over bidding on Dietrich (likely $7 out of 100 faab to get him)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d enter the bidding, but $4

  91. hondo says:
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    Somehow,in the 2 years I’ve had my medical MJ license,the Rockies management makes sense.They’re high and bored.They will fuck up anything.Apply this knowledge to your life kids and don’t be like them!
    Amen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Amen!

  92. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Trying to improve my bench bat – Castellanos. Any one of these worth adding.

    Vogelsbach; Polanco; Sano; Renfro.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        Not the expected answer (Sano USED to BE one of my favorites). Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  93. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Two more questions (/guesses?).
    1. Is either Glasnow/Taillon returning in next 2 months?
    2. When should I “plan” on Tucker being called up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Seems doubtful 2. I’m worried never, maybe any time tho

      • 183414 says:
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        I pray you are wrong on Glasnow/Taillon. My hitting has been good-great. My pitching, not so much. Reverse of my typical years. Glasnow/Taillon w/ potential to really help post all star break. Just nothing on the waiver wire to make me say, no problem, I’ll stream a bunch of mehs for conceivable studs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I mean, maybe but I don’t have high hopes

          • 183414 says:
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            I hear you. As long as Musgrove, Gio, Lynn, Chirinos, Maeda, Lucchesi, Bieber, and Buehler can get me k’s, and not really phuck up my ratios, I’ll have until the all-star break, barring any more bad news.

  94. Nitro says:
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    Stashed Didi all year about to come off Dl
    Lose Rodgers or G Polanco for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodgers

  95. pugs slugs says:
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    Hey Grey!!

    Can’t believe it’s June tomorrow! Only several days to see who Kimbrel signs with and know, A) If I wasted $11 on him because he signs in the AL, B) I wasted $11 on him because he needs 3 weeks to get game ready and still ends up pitching like garbage, or C) Nah, I’m never this lucky…Okay maybe I can be lucky and have him pitch like 2017 Kimbrel.

    10 TM, NL-Only H2H 5×5(OBP)

    A) Would you feel comfortable in NL-Only streaming Shaun Anderson @BAL tomorrow, then M. Kelly vs. NYM on Sunday? Both are right around $0 on SON. The other streamers available are way too risky. I need some warm bodies that have a chance at a W and a few Ks with average ratios.

    B) I’m also looking at dropping Zimmerman in order to put Eflin in my IL spot. I really need the spot for a hitter, and I’d rather keep Eflin around more than Zimmerman. Available hitters are M. Adams, Newman, Locastro, Beatty, Toddfather, and Hechavarria. Which of them are you most likely going with; Newman for OBP with some possible SBs, Adams with the power in a good lineup, or one of the other guys?

    C) If you weren’t streaming, who would be your second choice from B? With Vargas sitting at times and other off days, I could use another option.

    D) Catcher question (sorry). Keep rolling with the Fresh Prince, or try my luck with one of Hedges or Wolters?

    Thanks!!

    Roster:
    CA W. Smith
    1B Rizzo
    2B Hernandez
    3B Rendon
    SS Escobar
    IF Vargas
    OF Acuna
    OF Harper
    OF Robles
    OF Almora Jr.
    UT Hampson
    IL Zimmerman

    SP Ryu, Musrove, Eflin, Matz, Mikolas, T. Richards, Pomeranz
    RP Yates, Jackson, Stripling, Newcomb, Kimbrel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beginning to think we might be lucky to see Kimbrel after ASB

      A. Yes, both

      B. Adams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C. Newman

      D. Hold

  96. KrazyIvan says:
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    Grey,

    Do you use any advanced statistics preparing for “buy” “sell” type moves? If so, which one do you trust the most?

    I’ve been clicking around and comparing players current wOBA and xwOBA and that one stat seems to interest me the most right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on player… I look at different things for different players

  97. holyscheisse says:
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    Hey Grey,

    With Dahl the lede this morning, would you start him vs Edwin Jackson in Coors or Alonso vs. Duplantier @ ARI? (Util spot, points league) Hittertron has them both close. Debating riding the Dahl-high.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t bench Alonso ever… you should be starting both tho

      • holyscheisse says:
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        I agree. However, it’s a tossup for me, as my bats are stellar in my 12-team keeper league. I “should” move someone for pitching but like you I value bats over arms. Just gotta find the right buyer.

        I’m starting: Ramos, Rizzo, D. Murphy, Vlad, Mondesi, K. Bryant, Acuna, Yelich, then the UTIL spot.

        Depth: Dahl, K. Marte, C. Hernandez, Eaton, DJ Lem, Hiura, L. Urias

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah not much you can do there except do some trading

  98. Paul says:
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    Do you think guys like Newcomb, Toussaint, and Josh James that are now doin well as a RP will be able to make their way back to a starter and have fantasy relevance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      At some point… no time soon tho, they’d need to be stretched out

  99. prestige says:
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    Best chance for the W tomorrow?

    Roark home vs Nationals (Fedde)
    Flaherty home vs Cubs (Quintana)
    Milone home vs Angels (Skaggs)

    Or none looking too good?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flaherty

  100. Crazy J says:
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    FFS!!! Drop Corbin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brutal

  101. Cohen says:
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    Grey, im sad about Corbin and now very depressed, lol
    Do u think this 12 team roto staff is very good?
    Corbin
    Marquez
    Flaherty
    Bieber
    Paddock
    Giolito

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks good, just some bad luck recently

  102. Lucky Dog says:
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    Power is nice but I could use ave help.

    Cron or Murphy?

    Also, Meadows stole home today. I can see why the Pirates traded him for a bag of stale Cheetos. Wake me when this kid starts playing well. lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy… haha

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Thank you sir.

        Any thoughts on Jurado? I grabbed him as a streamer for this start – run support aside he’s looming pretty solid. I especially liked that he K’d a dude who homered off him previously. Worth hanging onto of stream away?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, sure, he gets O’s next

  103. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    14-team Sv+Holds league.

    My guys are Britton (3 in the last 14 days) and H.Robles (2)

    Available FAs with 4 are Buttrey, Petit, Guerrero, Buchter, and Stammen.

    Other notables… Claudio, Kolarek, Watson, Others worth considering…Kahnle, Crick, R.Harper, Roe, Rondon, Kintzler, J.Anderson, Diekman, and Joe Jimenez, Brasier, Elias, Cody Allen, Givens, Ian Kennedy, Minter, Pagan, and Swarzak….

    Which 2 would you want?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robles, Harper

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        Thank you, sir!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  104. Immaculate Inning says:
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    Morton or Stras ROS? Both are an injury risk.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly lean Stras, but coin flip really

  105. The Other JC says:
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    Chavis for his Haniger ok or asking too much?

    Other option is Chavis and J Turner for Haniger and Gordon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Haniger in either

  106. William Hung says:
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    Goddamn Diego Castillo – he sucks worse than Alvarado

    What happened to this amazing TB bullpen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, right?

      • William Hung says:
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        It’s like Castillo and Alvarado forgot how to throw strikes

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know, ugh

  107. chris pierce says:
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    What’s your thoughts on Carson Kelly? Ranked 10 in the last 30 days.

    McCann got pretty meh as of late. Hits but nothing else. Rolling dice with Vazquez, but noticed Kelly and Arizona been playing well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I loved Kelly in preseason, shizz went sideways, but I like him now again

  108. The Other JC says:
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    Parker ignored again in a save situation. Pitch him when up five runs but pitch Rogers multiple innings for save. His numbers this year were always above his talent but not understanding what is going on. Thoughts?

    I have Neris, Strop, Baez also in holds and saves league. Drop Parker for Kelley or Robles?

    Chavis and Soler for Haniger fair?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think the Twins care about having a set closer, tbh… They’re gonna use whoever — Go for Kelley if you just want saves

      Haniger

  109. ChicksDigMyLongBalls says:
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    Need steals. Renfroe for Kiermaier or will he hit the DL as soon as the trade goes through? Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Kiermaier

  110. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: great call on Killing Eve. I literally gave up on season two a quarter of the way through the last episode…..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Last episode was the worst! Good bail!

  111. costaricanchata says:
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    hey Grey :

    why doesn’t Carpenter get credited with a 2 rbi , ground rule double , walk-off ?

    if it had left the field on the fly , it would have been a grand slam . true ?

    kust .

    thanking you , in advance .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey chata, good to see you!

      It’s the way it’s written in the rulebook. Something like any walk off hit is only credited as a single unless it advances the winning runner from beyond 1st (like a walk off solo HR).

  112. prestige says:
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    Can you rank:

    Straw, Fowler, Cooper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooper, Fowler

  113. Cease to agrays me says:
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    Rumor is Dylan Cease is getting called up this week. My pitchers are:
    Castillo
    Morton
    Giolito
    German
    Kikuchi
    Fried
    Darvish
    Soroka
    Luchessi
    Diaz
    Severino
    Glasnow

    Would you drop any of them for Cease? What about Smeltzer or Plesac?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could see losing Darvish for Cease

      • Cease to agrays me says:
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        I was torn between Darvish and kiluchi. Darvish put s good game together tonight

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can lose Kikuchi then if you prefer, I’m between them too

  114. Ben says:
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    Goldy and a high draft pick next year for Rendon and Pham…if I’m getting Rendon I take this, right? Thanks.

    • Ben says:
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      And also how about send Goldy for Abreu and Pham? 12 team mixed, need offense.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Rendon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

      • Ben says:
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        Thanks Grey- are 1) Meadows and Ozuna or 2) Hoskins and E. Rosario also fairish to get for Goldy for an overall boost?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Either deal… Hoskins first

  115. The Other JC says:
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    Which side?

    Chavis JTurner and Parker for his Rizzo?

    Wheeler and Yuli for J Turner and Myers

    Albies for Ohtani and Swanson

    Neris for Ottavino (saves, holds league)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo… Wheeler…Albies….Ottavino….

  116. Dietrich & The 2 Minute HR Trot says:
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    Owner decided against taking Carrasco for Morton. ..after agreeing to it before.

    He countered by asking for Walker Buehler for Morton. Morton’s stats and underlying metrics are better and I think they will end up pitching the around the same number of innings.

    Do I take Morton.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine to me

  117. Jubaka says:
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    Should i drop gibson for davies next start t vs the marlins? Or keep gibson for his next start at Detroit? I think detroit and the twins usually beat him up, i cant remember. Or should i pick up cease instead.
    I also have trivino on my bench hoping treinen will hit the d.l so i could drop him too instead or drop gibson and trivino for cease and davies

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hole

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can drop Trivino for Davies if you’d like for that one start

  118. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I am very interested in Trout. So I was thinking about making this offer.

    I give up:
    Justin Turner (3B,$30, LAD)
    Sean Doolittle (RP,$27, WAS)
    Ramiel Tapia (OF, $5, COL)
    and either Garrett Hampson or Luis Arias (MInor leaguer)

    $62 total and a minor leaguer

    I get:
    Mike Trout (OF, $52, LAA)
    Greg Holland (RP, $5, ARI)

    Would you make the deal or make a change to the deal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Trout there

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        I give up:
        Justin Turner (3B,$30, LAD)
        Sean Doolittle (RP,$27, WAS)
        Yandy Diaz(1B/3B, $5, COL)
        and either Garrett Hampson or Luis Arias (MInor leaguer) and Mickey Moniak

        $62 total and a minor leaguer

        I get:
        Mike Trout (OF, $52, LAA)
        Greg Holland (RP, $5, ARI)

        Would you make the deal or make a change to the deal?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Trout side

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            he made me a ridiculous offer that I turned down.

            For me to get trout and Holland I would have to give this up:

            Yandy Diaz, James Paxton and minor leaguers: Moniak, Yordan Alvarez, Alec Bohm, Garrett Hampson, Luis Urias

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Meh

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                thats why I said no

                • Mike L says:
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                  Its Mike Trout, make the deal and refill your minors

  119. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Gurriel Jr over McMahon in weeklys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I prefer Gurriel

  120. Leon says:
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    Albies or jack flaherty 7×7 18 man keeper? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flaherty

  121. Art Vandelay says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Injuries are taking a brutal toll on my RCL team. I now have Altuve, Correa, Upton, and Glasnow all on lengthy DL stints. Would you consider dropping Glasnow in that situation given that it looks like he will be on the shelf for a while (and it’s not like his track record of elite performance was that long) or someone else? Or would you hold all 4 and just clog a roster spot with an injured player? They are all difference-makers when healthy, so I’d hate to drop one, but all of them are looking at multiple weeks still until they’re back. Any advice would be appreciated!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Glasnow… Upton feels replaceable on an RCL team too

  122. Yio says:
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    Renato or Rodgers for runs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodgers

  123. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league

    We count(-1) for K’s

    Which do you prefer rest of season?

    Eloy or Kris Davis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davis

  124. Dietrich & The 2 Minute HR Trot says:
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    Would you take JRam for Buehler? I have Buehler, Marquez, Corbin, Cole, Ryu, Carrasco and Clevinger.

    I have Mallex on bench and Mondesi in UTIL for SB with Rendon at 3B.

    Don’t see where I fit JRam in?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Unless you have no room for JoRam

  125. chris pierce says:
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    Jay Bruce to the phillies. Thoughts ? Is he an add? Not sure if he just platoon or play LF. If he is everyday player in that lineup might be an add.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He wasn’t traded

      • Chris pierce says:
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        It’s being reported that Phillies and mariners are talking.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I heard

  126. Mikey says:
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    I get C Frazier and E Diaz or K Jansen
    Give up
    Mcutchen and Matz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCutchen side

  127. Juubaka says:
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    Should i pick up for save chances or hopes he will take the job? Im dropping trivino. seranthony, miller, allen, Roe, Baez, Fernando rodney, soria, Jimenez, Jeffries, butcher Workmen, May or Minter? I might just grab davies instead and get a win next week. I just only have Chapman as a closer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who?

  128. Luvdarooks says:
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    Toussaint or Fedde REst of year.
    I need to cut one.
    K’ DO NOT COUNT in this 4×4 W-S-Whip- ERA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut Toussaint

  129. Immaculate Inning says:
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    Strasbourg or Walker Buehler ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strasburg, but coin flip

      • Immaculate Inning says:
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        Stras or Morton?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Strasburg, but coin flip prolly

  130. Quill says:
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    Parker or Strop ROS

    I’m starting to think Parker’s role in the bullpen isn’t useful for fantasy purposes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strop

  131. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Who would rather have:

    Feede or Milone

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fedde

  132. Bernie Brewer says:
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    Currently have L. Gurriel and D. Murphy as my UTIL/Bench guys. Didi is available on waivers. Grab him over one my current guys?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Lourdes

  133. tonydell902 says:
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    This is just for Ss and Gs- after our 10 team H2H draft, CBS auto-generates a recap. It said I had the worst draft. I’m currently 7-0-2, but this was the best line: “you made the worst move of the draft. You selected Joey Gallo with the 61st pick in a bold (read: almost certainly wrong) move.” funny, no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, nice!

      • tonydell902 says:
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        Obviously this comment caused him to get hurt. Karma’s a b. Sorry

      • tonydell902 says:
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        Obviously this comment caused him to get hurt. Karma’s a b. Sorry

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, damn, you have the opposite of the magic touch

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            The Tragic mouch?

            • tonydell902 says:
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              Ugh, pivot to Renato Nunez, I’m thinking

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                If you like, he’ll go cold as shizz soon too

  134. Cohen says:
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    Chavis or Kingery?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavis

      • Cohen says:
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        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  135. Steve says:
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    Do you prefer Hicks or Ohtani ROS (5×5 10t)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hicks

  136. Mex says:
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    14 team mixed league Roto…pick a side

    Stanton or P Corbin /Jo Ram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin

  137. bobbo says:
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    Catcher question. Sorry.
    Best replacement for Molina?
    Wieters
    Vazquez
    Lucroy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vazquez

  138. Russ says:
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    Hey there Grey,

    12 Team H2H Categories

    Been rolling without a catcher for a few weeks because I wanted to stash Yordan. It hasn’t gone well, sitting in last right now.

    Would you drop Yordan to pick up a Catcher?

    If so, Garver or Phegley? (Looks like Garver is coming back tomorrow or Monday)

    Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Phegley

  139. Andrew Mellars says:
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    I may need a guy at 1B since Gallo could be making a trip to the IL…..Who do you like best from this group?…..Carpenter, R Nunez, Santana, Mancini, Carlos Santana, Hosmer, Dietrich or Olsen? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carp

      • Andrew Mellars says:
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        Thank you G! I feel like he has to be on the verge of going streaking.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hopefully!

  140. Killer B says:
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    @grey —

    I have this trade on the table… should I do it: my Kluber, Chapman, Eloy for his Gerritt, Vazquez, Moustakas. Chapman and Eloy can be given favorable keeper contracts at EOY. moose fills in for Chapman this year and then I lose him. Vazquez also lost EOY. my OF is: Yelich, Springer (hurt), Conforto, Braun, Polanco and currently using Dwight Smith and Eloy as subs. And my RPs are: Wade davis, Alvarado, Giles and Blake Parker. The real question is — am I giving up too much in parting with extendable Chapman and Eloy for a run at winning this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea who Vazquez is, sounds okay if you really need Cole, but you sound like you’re giving up a lot

      • Killer B says:
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        Felipe Vazquez in Pittsburgh. So Cole for Kluber, moose for Chapman, losing Eloy and adding an elite closer in Vazquez, but giving up the future of Chapman and Eloy for the present of Kluber and Vazquez. My pitchers are: Corbin, Morton, Buehler, Flaherty, Giolito and Maeda. And have Kluber, Clevinger and Glasnow all injured. And I’m basically in first. So the question is – fortify pitching or ride what I have and keep my depth / youth? (Also have Yelich, Springer, Mondesi, Baez, Abreu, Albies, Conforto, Escobar, H. Dozier — that’s my hitting). That detail make a side clearer?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aroldis Chapman or Matt?

          • KillerB says:
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            Matt. Who, like Eloy, can be extended for a few years at a good price. Kluber and Cole are equally expensive and can both be extended. Vazquez and Moose would be rest-of-season rentals and then back in the pool. What do you think?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I wouldn’t do it

              • Killer B says:
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                Would you do it for Albies instead of Chapman?

                Eloy, Albies, Kluber for Cole, Vazquez, Moose

                Albies on same contract as Chapman.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Moose has a banged up hand…Vazquez is saves… You’re trading a future top 20 bat for Cole… Trade something else for a different SP if you need one…

                  • Killer B says:
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                    Ok. Fair. Or let Clevinger come back, and then Glasnow and Kluber eventually and probably be fine on pitching. Thanks for the sober advice.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

  141. SwaggerJackers says:
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    Who would you cut in an OBP H2H league?

    B. Lowe
    Keston
    La Stella

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowe

  142. avogt555 says:
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    Drop chavis for Hiura? Or try and trade chavis first?

    • Let’s Play Two says:
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      Josh Bell 0-6 today. Hope this is the beginning of a decline. Grey and Coolwhip…walk me off the edge.

      • Let’s Play Two says:
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        Sorry avogt55. I accidentally posted this as a reply to your post instead of my own post. Hard to see on my iPhone.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        You hope this is the beginning the decline?

        • Let’s Play Two says:
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          Typo…hoping it IS NOT.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Oh, gotcha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try to trade Chavis

  143. andrewwilen says:
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    A guy in my league is hot for Max Muncy on my team. He offered Justin Turner 1 for 1. Would you take it? I could counter offer with Michael Chavis instead who is your lead sell this week!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Muncy better than Turner

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure, try with Chavis

  144. Launch Angle says:
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    Please rank ROS

    Garver
    Ramos
    Phegley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garver, Phegley

  145. Perfect Game says:
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    Which side – Dietrich or Moncada in a standard roto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moncada

  146. Fleeced says:
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    Drop Rodgers for C.Cron. Hiura, Schwarber or McMahon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

  147. Joe Schmo says:
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    Start or sit boyd @atl and giolito vs CLe?

    Roto league. Projected to be over the innings limit so I can play matchups. Thanks !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start both

  148. Keuchel says:
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    Pickup Keuchel, and drop who? Archer, giolito, porcello, heaney, stroman or screw off to Keuchel???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t trust Keuchel

  149. Ivan Make Basket says:
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    If u could only start one due to weekly start limit in a points league, would you go with sonny gray home vs nats, jeff samardjiza at baltimore, or david price in yankees?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tough call, prolly go Price

      • Ivan Make Basket says:
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        Ty sir enjoy your sunday

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  150. Wong says:
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    Here’s my current list of starters

    Flaherty
    Marquez
    Strahm
    Luchessi
    C. Smith
    Wheeler
    T. Richards (Streamer)
    Plesac (Streamer)

    IL: Glasnow

    I’m quite content with my current rotation, and I’m near the top of the standings in my league (12 team H2H points). Would you consider stashing Dylan Cease over one of the two streamers I have on my team? Or should I continue streaming those two spots?

    Thanks for all your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stream

      • Wong says:
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        Thanks,

        What do you think of my current lineup if I may ask?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks solid, you have 2 #1’s, 2 #2’s and solid #3’s

  151. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up! Assuming Avisail Garcia’s injury isn’t serious, do you like him more than Franmil, Olson or Ohtani?

    Thanks !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olson

  152. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 OPS/QS
    Nelson Cruz for Alex Gordon and Shane Bieber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bieber, fair

  153. frankgrimes says:
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    Keston or Kingery?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keston

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Can’t get on fantrax again today

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hmm, refresh? I’m on right now

          • frankgrimes says:
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            Cleared cookies!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yum!

  154. anon says:
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    Hiura batting cleanup today, good stuff!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  155. Bill says:
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    And in the third consecutive comment regarding Hiura, I ask,

    Hiura or Rodgers for Runs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hiura

  156. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I am winning big 21-5, and have three pitchers going today. Should I start them:

    Rich Hill vs PHI
    Max Scherzer @ CIN
    Jordan Lyles vs MIL

    I am ahead by 14 hits, 12 R, 9 ER, 6 BB, 4 K’s, .79 in ERA, and .180 in WHIP.

    He has Matz and Marco Gonzales but not sure if he is starting them. If he doesnt start them should I start my guys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Scherzer and bench other two

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        what if he starts both his pitchers? we are also currently tied in wins

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Just Scherzer

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            OK thanks as always

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  157. Fill says:
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    Choose one for Runs

    Chavis
    Yandy
    Rodgers
    Kiermaier
    Goodrum
    Kingery
    Tapia
    Renato

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia

      • Fill says:
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        Who is your favorite player overall from this list? No needs based

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Chavis

  158. prestige says:
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    Can you rank:

    N Lowe, R Nunez, J Bruce, Fowler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nunez, Bruce

  159. prestige says:
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    Struggling in pitching, what would you bid on these guys in $1,000 FAAB 15 teamer. $300 left.

    Smeltzer
    Eovaldi
    Plesac

    Thanks as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smeltzer — $12
      Eovaldi — $16
      Plesac — $22

  160. Db says:
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    Lauer vs Phillies or Corbin Martin @seattle , eikoff @padres he has 3 pitchers going to Monday-Tuesday I need something.

    Who should I grab

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eickhoff

  161. Willem says:
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    I’m trying to catch up in runs, and steals in my roto league. Which batter would you drop Chavis for in order to do so?

    Leury Garcia
    Kiermaier
    Danny Santana
    Dyson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just said he was my favorite of your list

  162. Primetime says:
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    Grey

    Is Bruce an add with this trade? Can’t beleieve he was traded to be a bench player.. thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not bench, Odubel’s done

      I’d add him for power

  163. Brains says:
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    Andrew Miller or Strop ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strop

  164. CP says:
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    A this point drop aguilar to pick up thames, cooper, dom smith, arcia or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooper

  165. The Other JC says:
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    The. Joys of a “friends” H2H league. About 6th place statistically, but in 11th place in a 12 teamer. Reigning Champ hangover I guess. There is Time to recover but looking at slightly more risk now in trades and wire acquisitions. thought I would trot out my weekly Dr. Grey checkup.

    Ramos
    C Santana, J Turner, Riley
    Trea, Albies, Segura
    Hoskins, Acuña, Bryant, Soler, Maz
    Util: Myers or Chavis
    Carrasco, Berrios, Bieber, Hill, Castillo
    Neris, Kelley, Robles, Strop, Baez (holds and saves)

    Wire: Parker, Romo, Lucchesi, Strahm, Gibson
    Yandy, Vogey, Cooper, Tapia, G Polanco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I said to sell J Turner, Albies, Chavis and Myers at various times over last two months…

      • The Other JC says:
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        True! You also said to trade Wheeler and Yuli for Turner and Myers 30 days ago. So things can change….

        • The Other JC says:
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          And for clarity, it seemed ok at the time. I take full responsibility for trades!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dumb Early Season Grey…

          • The Other JC says:
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            Well, judging by my standings, my dumbness is extending a bit longer LOL. Take care

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, sorry

  166. Db says:
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    How much would you bid on kingery $1000 faab
    La Stella is currently middle infield
    Lemahieh @2nd base
    Biggio on bench

    Hold la Stella if I can?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zero, with trade of Bruce no longer interested in Kingery

  167. Mazara the hr king says:
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    Mazara or winker? And is close

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maz, it’s close

  168. Gotime says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Weekly lock league trying to piece together last spots. H2H cats with OBP
    A. Need 3 from:
    Riley 3 @ Phi 3 @ Mia
    Murphy 3 @ Cubs 3 @ Mets
    Tim Anderson 2 @ Was 3 @ KC
    Hiura 3 vs. Mia 3 vs. PIt
    B. H2H cats with WIns and QS. I’m thiking this. Need 6 spots
    1 Strasberg vs. White Sox @ SD
    2 Ryu @ Ari
    3 Wheeler vs. SF
    4 Price vs. TB
    5 Ed-Rod @ KC vs. TB
    6 Hill @ SF
    Benching: Maeda @Ari, Luchessi vs. Phi, Dom German @ Cle
    Would you any changes there?
    Thanks

    • Gotime says:
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      Also, Alvarado on medical leave 3-7 days. Need a reliever (Saves no holds)
      Pagan, Buttrey, Robles

      • Gotime says:
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        Sorry, Rogers available as well.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Rogers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Not Murphy

      B. Sounds fine, those bench starts don’t sound bad tho either

  169. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. Alex Reyes or Jimmy Nelson?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reyes

  170. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team OBP QS h2h limited season moves

    1. Pick up Jimmy Nelson now or wait and see how he looks on Wednesday?

    2. Pick 1: H Dozier, Braun, CJ Cron, Kingery, Biggio or Marwin

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Wait to see how he looks

      2. Cron

  171. Gotime says:
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    Sorry Grey, might have missed a question above. Your thoughts
    Weekly lock league trying to piece together last spots. H2H cats with OBP
    A. Need 3 from:
    Riley 3 @ Phi 3 @ Mia
    Murphy 3 @ Cubs 3 @ Mets
    Tim Anderson 2 @ Was 3 @ KC
    Hiura 3 vs. Mia 3 vs. PIt
    B. H2H cats with WIns and QS. I’m thiking this. Need 6 spots
    1 Strasberg vs. White Sox @ SD
    2 Ryu @ Ari
    3 Wheeler vs. SF
    4 Price vs. TB
    5 Ed-Rod @ KC vs. TB
    6 Hill @ SF
    Benching: Maeda @Ari, Luchessi vs. Phi, Dom German @ Cle
    Would you any changes there?
    Thanks

    • Gotime says:
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      Got it, answered above thanks

  172. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Need to start two of the following this week. Who do you like?

    Marquez @ chc
    Flaherty @ chc
    Caleb @ mil
    Lucchesi vs phi
    Matz vs col

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucchesi, Matz

  173. Db says:
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    Need rbis, homers, steals
    C Alfaro, Vasquez
    1b freeman
    2b lemahieu
    3b Donaldson
    Ss segura
    Of Bryant, Dahl, meadows, piscotty, reddick
    Mi la Stella
    Corner infield vlad jr
    Utility biggio

    Bench Gardner

    On waivers: fletcher, Mercado, bader, Goodwin, goodrum, pillar, cooper, Jackie Bradley, Nate Lowe, Thames, cristin Stewart
    Any upgrades? and in Nfbc do you want more bench bats or pitchers? I can drop beeks for another hitter my staff looking pretty good but I like that I can plug him in for a win with out giving up a lot innings..

    • Db says:
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      Add straw to the list, Bryan Reynolds

      • Db says:
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        As well as laureano… thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I want more pitchers usually but case by case… fletcher over Gardner…bench biggio… JBJ over Reddick

  174. krazyivan says:
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    Would you swap his Jose Ramirez and Tanaka for my Chavis and Carrasco?

    Not sure the upside is there to pull the trigger.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  175. Db says:
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    Carson Kelly or Vasquez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vazquez

  176. William Hung says:
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    damn you Strahm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

    • Fred Garvin MP says:
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      I’m with ya.

  177. William Hung says:
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    Anyone know what happened with Jose Alvarado? I was wondering if he was hiding an injury lately, but it looks like something else is going on – he’s on the family medical emergency list for as long as the next 7 days. Whatever it is, I hope things work out!

  178. muskysmell says:
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    Hey Grey,

    LUCROY or ALFARO?

  179. Ellis says:
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    Got a tough decision to make for next week, all are great match-ups but I have to sit one of the following

    Giolito @ KC
    Peacock @ SEA
    Odorizzi @ DET
    HIll @ SF
    Verlander @ SEA

    SON has Lucas as the choice, wondering if you agree

    thank you!

  180. ThE sHiT says:
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    Riley/Domingo Santana for JoRam, what side guys?

  181. Lorenzo says:
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    Alfaro hit another bomb today… Alfaro or Garver? Trying to decide who I should keep in 5×5 H2H.

    Thanks!

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