Lights a candle, and shakes out the match.  The candelabra illuminates a cave.  I carefully move towards a sleeping figure, reaching down and shaking the Buy/Sell out of its slumber.  “Hey, wake up, it’s a new season.”
The Buy/Sell stretches its arm and yawns loudly.  “Is it September already?”
“No, it’s March, it’s a new baseball season.”
“Baseball, riiiiight.  The thing with the racket.”
“What the hell are you talking about?”  In quick cuts, I see the Buy/Sell’s shirt reads Buy/Sell in smears of blood.  Cowering away, I trip, only to realize I’ve fallen on the entrails of the real Buy/Sell.
“I’m the new Buy/Sell now!”  Then it laughs ghoulishly, gnashing its fangs.  So, Scott Kingery made the team.  I know, I didn’t expect it either, but good for the Phils.  They made the bold choice, and the bold are rewarded, which sounds like a 1970’s cigarette campaign.  “Winston Lights, The Bold are Rewarded.”  Lance Broz…etc. gave you his Scott Kingery fantasy before it was official Kingery would start the year with the Phils, but it looked to be headed there, which is why it’s so frustrating that I didn’t move on him quicker (Kingery not Lance.  “When you’re a fantasy baseball blogger, they just let you move on them.”).  But data shows that Kingery is still available in a ton of leagues, and is an immediate buy everywhere.  In the video, Anime Grey has some more words on Kingery.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Jorge Alfaro – Don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say no one wants Alfaro.  You could’ve had him in any league, no matter the depth, and can still grab him in some leagues off waivers.  I think we might get a cheap top 10 catcher here.  I know, I know, hyperbole isn’t just Manute Bol’s brother.  By the way, I miss Manute Bol on the daily.  I love super tall people, that’s a fun fact about me.

Ryon Healy –  You lost Greg Bird?  Aw shucks!  Too bad he flies too close to the sun every year.  Want a replacement?  Healy will do exactly what you expected to get from Bird at half the price.  Okay, zero the price because you just have to pick him up from waivers.  Also, for a deep “What says you now” pick, Daniel Vogelbach tore up Spring Training and made the Mariners.  Looking for a guy who was projected for under seven homers by everyone and could hit 30+ homers?  Vogelbach is your shaggy dog hero.

C.J. Cron – For years, I’ve longed for the day Cron would be a starter.  Finally, we get that opportunity, and I’m pretty nonplussed (North American informal definition).  Was much more fun when Cron was benched arbitrarily!  Never the hoo!  I’d still grab Cron.

Jose Martinez – Carpenter has said he will play all over the field to get Martinez playing time.  From your mouth to God’s ears!  If, for a moment, Matheny is God and not Giancarlo.

Jonathan Villar – Was a forgotten man in early drafts, then began to gain traction towards the end of March and in late fantasy baseball drafts.  Apparently, fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!) figured a 12/35 guy may not be that bad of a gamble.

Scooter Gennett – I think there’s a better chance of Scooter repeating last year, then completely flaming out.  Not that there’s anything wrong with flaming out.  If you want to flame out, I won’t judge you.

Amed Rosario – Bit surprised how underdrafted Amed’s been this year.  I get the whole “the Mets’ touch turns gold to poo,” and he’s batting ninth, but Amed is their leadoff hitter of the future, and I doubt they wait long to put him there.  He could go 12/25/.270.  Seems worth owning to me.

Tyler Wade – Jennifer 1 was a racehorse-rider, Heidi was a house on fire, Bernadette kept a distance, and I got tangled up in the Tyler Wade waiver wire!  This is what I do!  For a living.  With Bird grounded, Wade should figure into the Kodiak.  I grabbed him in one league for the outside chance he becomes this year’s Whit Merrifield.

Marcus Semien – This guy feels like he’s been in all the Buys for the last decade, right?  Semien is no longer a baby batter.

Ketel Marte – You, “Ooh, ooh, the Phils signed Kingery to a big contract and it just shows how much they believe in him. I say, terrific.  Terrific, I say.”  Yeah, aight, but guess what Ketel Marte received this week?  A hell lot less fanfare, but also a contract proving the Diamondbacks are ready to commit to Marte.

Lewis Brinson – I named Brinson my preseason NL Rookie of the Year over Ronald Acuna.  As I said in this week’s podcast, I will describe my thinking, “Ronald Acuna is totally going to be the NL Rookie of the Year.  Aw, geez, everyone’s picked ¡Acuna! already.  Okay, I’m choosing Brinson.”  It’s the ol’ process of zigging vs. zagging.

Randal Grichuk – How much wood can Grichuk use to club homers if a Grichuk could club homers?  Same as how I like my women, over thirty-five.

Max Kepler – This pick is by the Hitter-Tron.  The Hitter-Tron makes the pick after it touches itself while watching Top Gear.

Michael Taylor – If you don’t trust me, at least trust December Grey with the Michael Taylor sleeper.

Nick Williams – Yo, I like all dem Phil bats!  (Except Maikel Franco, he can eat the D.)

Matt Kemp – Here’s an exciting name (about five years ago)!  I hear he dated Rihanna (about five years ago).  I heard he’s in the best shape of his life (about five years ago).

Cameron Maybin – Rolling out the flashy names now in a sarcastic way.  Fun fact!  Good Friday was the first use of sarcasm for its use of good.  So, Maybin’s far from a fresh face and I know he didn’t start yesterday, but that’s one day and he did steal 33 bases last year.  That’s worth owning, no?  Not to answer, but to nod, transfixed by my mustache.

Mallex Smith – Essentially a young man’s Maybin.  I will call him, Aprilbin.  Or not.  Yeah, prolly not.

Greg Holland – The Cards first option for saves was the northwestern African nation of Dominic Leone.  If they were in The Nile, I could’ve seen Tyler Lyons or Luke Gregerson, when he returned, but now they’re moving to Holland, who is similar to a Slim Jim — known for the two lips!

Brad Ziegler – Only owned in 16% of ESPN leagues, but Klara Bell owns 56,000 teams to stock up that virtual trophy case, so that’s no true indiation of Ziegler’s ownership.  If he is available, I would grab him for SAGNOF purposes, or porpoises if dolphins are reading.

Blake Parker – Just went over him, click on his name and you will be transported to the last mention of him.  It’s magic!

Brad Boxberger – Here’s what I said this preseason (yesterday morning) about Boxberger, “Named the closer over Archie Bradley.  Bummed like a forgotten vet (social justice warrior!) that I didn’t push Boxberger harder in my rankings vs. Bradley.  This shituation was clearly headed this way because Bradley is just more valuable being able to bridge close games from the middle of the 7th inning thru the 8th.  Think Andrew Miller in the desert; I will call him Andrew Moses.”  And that’s me quoting me!

Hunter Strickland – As my mug reads, “Don’t ask me, I just SAGNOF here.”

Joakim Soria – I could’ve also noted Nate Jones, and kinda just did.  Frank Voila, snitches!

Pat Neshek – Just went over him this morning.  Use your scrolly finger, and have at it.

Jack Flaherty – Updated my top 80 starters for Flaherty when Wainwright got hurt like Adam just heard about himself on a radio show.  Flaherty feels to me like a guy that goes from undrafted to a top 40 SP.

Patrick Corbin – Cray2 to see Corbin available in so many leagues.  A) I wrote a Patrick Corbin sleeper.  B) Humidor.  C) There’s no C.

Blake Snell –  Yup, wrote a Blake Snell sleeper too, but on top of that the Stream-o-Nator likes Snell’s first start.  One word of advice on Snell and the Rays, in general, I have no idea how this barely four-man rotation is going to shake out for fantasy.  My guess is it’s going to ruin Snell for fantasy or the Rays flip to a five-man rotation by May.  Like Altuve trying to get cereal, I’m hoping for the latter.

Ian Kennedy – This is a straight Stream-o-Nator call, like the call it makes to the cable company just to talk to someone.  Stream-o-Nator is so sad!

SELL

Aaron Judge – I found Judge on the opposition’s research (ESPN rankings), and grabbed the guy right after him (J.D. Martinez), and put them in our new little toy, the Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyser.  Did not surprise me to see Just Dong more valuable than Does Nothing But Dongs.  You like how I buried the lede too?  Yes, we have a trade analyzer.  It’s one part wow, one part holy smokes, two parts yowsers, four parts–How many parts is that? Because it’s really only seven parts, anything else would be a lie.  You’ll find not only the quick Rudy Gamble blurb as to what side is better, but you can also see projections to clarify why one side is better.  Okay, now play with that tool until you go blind!  Figuratively, of course.  As for Judge, I wouldn’t sell him for a beanbag filled with baked beans, but I would explore options.

  1. J-FOH says:
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    I wrote this earlier to one of the crabs in “thier” slack chat:

    I haven’t taken a peak at Holland bad second half. Something feels too dismissive here. His highest ERA outside of his Awful August (13.50) was 2.25, that’s pretty fucking good. A 1.86 September says the bad second half narrative is short sided and lazy. Before 8/6, he only gave up 2 runs in a game once (4/18 @ LAD) then in 5 of his next 8 outings he gave up 2,4,3,3, and 2 ER. After that it was back to the same solid closer he was all year.

    Then after writing this I was alerted to him cutting his hand in the kitchen

    Makes sense and people can stop questioning his skills. He’s still very good, just got a bad boo boo in the kitchen that led to him imploding for about three weeks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He seems like he can be fine, I don’t think he’s any worse than 15 other closers in the game

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: I was getting annoyed with the his second half gives me pause narrative I kept reading.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          People trying to find some narrative where there is none

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: #fakeclosernews

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Bull(shizz)pen news

              • J-FOH says:
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                @Grey: the larger this industry grows the bigger the steaming piles get. Between the phonies and plagiarizers it’s fucking maddoning

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Everyone’s got a fire emoji take

                  • Lucky Dog says:
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                    @Grey: @Grey: the larger this industry grows the bigger the steaming piles get. Between the phonies and plagiarizers it’s fucking maddoning

                    And that’s your hot take from Lucky Dog.
                    ;)

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Sounds familiar!

  2. Lucky Dog says:
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    G-Money Polanco rewarding my faith in him with his multi-category juice after he broke my heart last year. Legs already today, just a matter of time before the slam to go with it.

    That’s “juice” btw….not Jews. mult-category jews sounds cool though, I’m just not sure what that entails. You can find the afikomen & lead the sader in the same night?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ma nish ta na na na na, na na na na, hey hey, goodbye!

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        @Grey: hahahaha – I’m thinking polanco is gonna deliver some seriously mishuga tachlis for where he was drafted this year. Look at me, kvelling.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  3. BSA says:
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    These crack me as the season goes on. Basically some of these schmoes will be a buy one week and two weeks later sell. That’s how we roll with the finger on the trigger.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally

  4. Alex says:
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    Alfaro not starting, time to jump ship?

    For a 16 team OBP league which side wins trade

    Tim Anderson and Mitch haniger for Jordan Montgomery

    • Cram It says:
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      @Alex: The bats, not even close.

    • BSA says:
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      @Alex: Alex watch what happens if you just let the catcher stay put….
      I am imagining that here Grey will say ‘sure’ to the Alfaro question since it will all work out in the end. Catchers aren’t too tricky – unless they slip on their damn luggage.

  5. Cram It says:
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    As a Mets fan, you know, even I was hesitant to take him on draft day. I have one stock in him, but it’s just hard to discern if a homegrown Mets ‘stud’ is going to be anything better than Lastings Milledge.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  6. Uncle Ernie says:
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    Last outfield roster spot. Michael Taylor or Villar? Steals are great but want some average also. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor

  7. Gonzo The Great says:
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    So on a scale of “OMG Sell Now” to “This is probably bad but hold him” — how worried are we that Tommy Pham apparently can’t see? Asking for a friend who took him late in the 3rd round.

  8. J-FOH says:
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    Glad to hear you liked Looming Tower. I have no one to talk to about the show. Hopefully you’ll be caught up by June.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, lucky if by then… I’m thinking of watching it this weekend, and pretending I haven’t seen it when she gets around to watching it… I love Jeff Daniels!

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Grey: if you smoked pot you would be hazy about and the lie would be easier

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I could not tell a lie, I told her I’m watching and she complained for a sec then said okay… I’m in!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: don’t you wish sex was that easy?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I know, right

  9. Game of Throws says:
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    Thanks for the help this offseason Grey!

    Would you drop Jay Bruce or Brett Gardner for Jose Martinez?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bruce

      • Crazy J says:
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        @Grey:

        Umm Bruce is on pace for 180 steals…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh shucks! Hold!

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

    Tyler wade or Cozart as mi flyer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cozart

  11. ERad says:
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    So I guess Jorge Alfaro is the Phils 2nd catcher – riding pine again

    WTF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So ridiculous

  12. Lucky Dog says:
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    By the way – literally lol’d at Semien / baby batter line.

    I noticed he went undrafted in my 10-teamer and immediately grabbed him up as my MI.

    Also I drafted both Bedrosian & Parker, then dropped them both for Boxberger & Kela. Seemed better to have 2 guys actually tabbed “closer” on 2 different teams than a handful of clusterf**k with neither having a particularly good spring. I went through angels bullpen woes last year so it’s (takes off sunglasses) a Relief to rid myself of those two pitchers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe, thanks!

  13. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Just to make your day brighter, Manute Bol’s son has signed to play his college basketball at the University of Oregon. His name is Bol Bol.

    Enjoy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA! That’s amazing

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, it’s terrific. He’s supposed to be legitimately super talented too. Bol Bol. Ha!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bol Bol!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I just showed this to Cougs… We’re dying

            • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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              @Grey: BOL BOL

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Bol Bol is the best!

  14. Crime Dog says:
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    Drop Franco for Healy in a league that counts strikeouts as a negative cat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      • Crime Dog says:
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        @Grey: I’m guessing that’s kind of like a “whatever doesn’t matter” answer? haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope, it sounds fine

  15. Stumanji! says:
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    Which 2 for my last OF/Util/Bench spots: Thames, Choo, Jo-Ma, Tim Anderson?

    Great to be back!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson, Jo-Ma

  16. SteveNZ says:
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    Kingery in the lineup today – sweet!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  17. herschel says:
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    @Grey: first, the trade analyzer is amazing, although it kind of feels like you/rudy are being replaced by robots.

    second, in weekly roto redraft, who do you like more rizzo/yelich or springer/hoskins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robots are taking over! Springer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pretty fair trade tho

  18. The Great Knoche says:
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    Nice opening pitch of the season Home Run Ian Happ. Here’s the bench versus a lefty. We’re gonna start Kyle “The Circus” Schwarber in left field instead.

    I hate Joe Madden. I hate Bud Black. I hate Mike Scioscia. I hate Walt Weiss (for the years of past pain)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kapler is the worst!

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Yeah but that was in game management. At least he got the lineup right today.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Alfaro!

          • The Great Knoche says:
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            @Grey: Haha. I picked up Knapp in a NL only league where I didn’t have a catcher and own the Rockies as a team because someone had Iannetta from the D-backs so I think Kapler’s lineups are excellent.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I should too, so annoyed

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: Alfaro’s terrible. This is one case where I don’t have a problem with Kapler’s decision-making.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yesterday Kapler went off the ranch

              • Big Magoo

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                @Grey: Yes he did. He seems to make every single decision based off of the numbers. All of the Phillies fans and players are going to hate him soon (if they don’t already) if he keeps it up.

                • Grey

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                  It seems he’s overmanaging

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Unless you are referring to Alfaro?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  19. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Sorry being a bit lazy here but too indecisive with my thousand outfielders.

    Two questions.

    A. Someone dropped Eddie rosario, if I decide he is worth blowing my waiver position on who among these would you drop for him:

    Margot
    Michael Taylor
    Braun
    Inciarte
    Carlos Santana

    B. Would you drop Carlos Santana for Jose Martinez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Ender… sure, Jo-Ma

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey: thanks man

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  20. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Nice trade tool! Now if I could just get potential trade partners to look at it and see my offers are fair(ish).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Props go to Rudy!

  21. mihai says:
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    Hello Grey! Would you trade Stanton and Gausman for Kluber and Upton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      • mihai says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  22. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Also, like to point out a nice feature on Fantrax. If you go to “Live Scoring,” there is a dropdown menu so you can quickly switch between all your teams to see how they are currently doing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That is solid, I haven’t been loving my experience, tbh

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, me neither. And now I see this is really a terrible feature as I see another 0 for 6 with a 40.50 ERA.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha… Not sure if this was intentional, but I can pick up guys after games have started, which is adding to my rosterbating

          • VinWins

            VinWins says:
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            @Grey: Yeah, I noticed that, Definitely another advantage for those who spend the day at their computer.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              *high five*

            • VinWins

              VinWins says:
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              @VinWins: Although, like you I noticed it while trying to grab someone for the next day.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, I kinda wasted some moves

  23. gjh says:
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    Hello Grey,
    In a 10 Team Yahoo H2H Points League (non keeper), which is a better bench bat:

    J. Martinez or Kingery.

    Thanks much Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery

  24. Lars says:
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    No Ryan Mcmahon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didn’t list every player I like

  25. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    It’s interesting to see some of the lineup decisions that are being made in the early going. Marte and Trea Turner are each hitting 6th. The Pirates just put up a 10 spot today, so Marte is likely staying put for the time being. Maybe Turner was dropped to 6th to allow him to run freely. Might not be such a bad thing, though his PAs and runs will take a hit. Grandy is hitting cleanup again.

    Kapler seems to like Altherr. The Phillies have faced two right-handed SPs so far, and Altherr has been in the lineup both times. Herrera and Williams have been the players rotated in and out. And he either loves Knapp or hates Alfaro. And all Phillies fans hate Kapler right now.

    Streaming Chacin in a couple of leagues today. Produced a 1.79 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in 100 innings at PetCo last season. He didn’t even get to face the Padres either. They’re looking like a good team to stream against once again, even with the Hosmer addition.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Big Magoo: Odor batting 8th. Woof.

      Think Grandy hits cleanup unless Grichuk shows something.

      Just got back from vacation and was mad at myself for starting Skaggs over Chacin in NFBC this week. But Wifi wasn’t working so hot where I was.

      • Big Magoo

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        @The Great Knoche: Odor makes sense. He’s a horrible on-base guy who swings at everything. Skaggs could be decent, but I’ve never trusted him. Always seems to have at least one inning that gets away from him.

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          @Big Magoo: I know, but I was really hoping he’d hit 2nd for a little while and see what happens. Gallo has nice walk rate, but that really isn’t a great spot for him either.

          • Big Magoo

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            @The Great Knoche: The Rangers don’t have an obvious optimal lineup. Probably should bump Andrus/Beltre up to 2/3 and hit Gallo cleanup, but then they’d either lose DeShields’ speed or Choo’s on-base skills at the top. It’s likely to be fluid throughout the year.

            • a says:
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              @Big Magoo: I think Eaton is a guy who people need to be on. Guy is gonna go top 20 overall this year. Not really sure why Turner is batting behind Kendrick however.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hate Kapler right now… He lost yesterday’s game for them… Threw it away… Chacin was a guy a lot of people seemed to like this drafting season even though he was out of SD

  26. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Rivero’s getting kazaamed right now

    • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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      @Big Magoo: Those walks are out of control.

      • Big Magoo

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        @GrassyKnollRedding: His two inherited runners just scored. Looks like 4 ER over 2/3 of an inning. Ouch.

        • The Great Knoche says:
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          @Big Magoo: Wanna know something funny. I’m in a Draft Champions league with a guy who owns Rivero and Greene.

          His name rhymes with Whey Tallbright.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not to freak people out, but I think he was overused last year

  27. Peacecoast says:
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    Dunno man Rivero ain’t right. The end of last year. Bad spring. Today he sucked. Something ain’t right with him. Thoughts?

    • Big Magoo

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      @Peacecoast: Not sure, but he looked very uncomfortable when he was warming up. Kept looking at the ball and his hand. Something could be bothering him, or it could just be the poor grip in the cold weather. Pitchers generally hate that.

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Big Magoo: If there was something wrong with him, that bullpen doesn’t offer much in the way of replacement closers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think he was overused last year, I’m worried

      • peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: I’m dropping him, fuck that. In a NSVH league anyway (but tell me it’s ok to drop him)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  28. Norm says:
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    I assume you’d take Flaherty over any of my lesser pitchers: Duffy, Clevinger, Richards, and Clevinger. And how would you order them? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Duffy, he’s not right

  29. Db says:
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    Start Bradley Zimmer vs Paxton and leake

    Olson vs Heaney, shoemaker, Ohtani

    Piscotty vs Heaney, shoemaker, Ohtani

    Leaning Zimmer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimmer

      • a says:
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        cray cray

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No cray cray!

  30. Joseph Quadres says:
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    Double Kazaam in Pirates-Tigers….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn!

  31. Green monstah says:
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    Howdy grey!! Is 1 point for total bases too much? Example if the batter hits a triple he gets 3 pts , and already 1 pt for extra base hits. Then total bases off that triple would be another 3 points- didn’t know if leave it at 1 or go to .5 pt,

    Our scoring for bats

    1b: 1 point
    2b: 2 points
    3b: 3 points
    Extra base hits: 1 point
    HR: 4 points
    RB1: 1 point
    Run scored: 1 point
    Stolen base: 1 point
    Total bases: 1 point
    Walks: 0.5 point
    Hitting for the cycle 10 points

    Now onto my bench drop Jackie Bradley jr for brinson? What about dropping my belt for either Adrian Gonzalez, matt Davidson, Ahmed Rosario, or scooter genett?

    It’s H2h pts / weekly

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Brinson… Scooter, depends on needs

  32. SallyCips says:
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    I have a lot of guys on my team that are awesome and need of playing time like Kingery and McMahon, but not what I’m hear to talk about.

    I just want to congratulate you guys on the Fantasy Trade Analyzer 3ooo. THAT THING IS SIMPLE AND AWESOME AND RUDY TELLS IT LIKE IT IS! For real, great job, will be using it all season long!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Props go to Rudy for that!

  33. The Great Knoche says:
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    You looked at your NFBC closers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m scared to

  34. making deals says:
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    Trout is in last place in the entire MLB in WAR and Davidson is in first. Should I offer Trout straight up for Davidson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm

  35. Dan says:
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    Neshek just got relegated to DL duty

  36. royce! says:
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    Hi Grey! The new RCL format confuses me! But otherwise I am doing well! How are you?!

    • SteveNZ says:
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      @royce!: royce!!

      • royce! says:
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        @SteveNZ: SteveNZ!

        • Stephen Lyon says:
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          @royce!: How is the great Northwest treating you?

          • royce! says:
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            @Stephen Lyon: Absolutely loving it. Just got back from a wedding in Vegas and don’t want to leave ever again. Or at least I don’t want to ever go to Vegas again.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Doesn’t Vegas lose serious charm after a certain age?

              • royce! says:
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                @Grey: It really does. The only thing I was looking forward to was eating and didn’t end up getting to go anywhere decent. Everyone I was there with was in the liquor or bar business and so it was just a drinking marathon…had a bag of wheat thins for dinner the first night. And diner food the second. But! I’m home and alive, though just barely

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Those Vegas trips nowadays are even worse… There’s some decent food there, but when you’re gonna go to drink, it’s like, “Aight, guys, I’m turning in.”

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      royce! and SteveNZ!

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        @Grey: The gang’s all here!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hey, gang!

          • J-FOH says:
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            @Grey: *coughs*

    • royce! says:
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      @royce!: I figured out the (latest) thing that was confusing me…rosters don’t lock when the first game of the day begins. Doesn’t fully explain my 34.5 points but it’s a start!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I know! I just picked up Andrew Knapp, and I think I have him for today, holy christ, what is going on with this?

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        @royce!: Still early.

        • royce! says:
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          @Stephen Lyon: Yep! My lineup definitely has the potential to end closer to the mid-20s…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s so confusing! I’m trying to be a good craftsman and not blame my tools, but WTF am I doing on this?

      • royce! says:
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        @Grey: I’m hoping that it’ll just be a steep learning curve and then everything will feel normal again soon. I have not been paying much attention to FBB- mostly just reading your stuff- so during and after the draft I was like what have I gotten myself into??? I ended up with Yankees pitchers and Padres hitters, so hopefully the league automatically switches to a razz league sometime soon

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I’m lost too if it makes you feel better… I’ve done about 20 moves, and I’m not sure if I wanted to do about ten of them

          • royce! says:
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            @Grey: That does make me feel better! Thanks!

            But just in case, I’m going to start planting some circumstantial evidence that makes it appear I’ve been hacked. Should go a long way towards explaining my draft picks.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I just picked up Andrew Knapp, it was my third catcher move today alone, I’m scrambling!

              • royce! says:
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                @Grey: I’m having the opposite experience- made so few moves because I’m afraid that I’ll inadvertently screw up and drop someone vital or run into a new setting that I hadn’t anticipated

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Not me! I’m running around like my head’s cut off!

  37. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    NL-Only H2H 5×5 w/ OBP.

    Nick Williams > Colin Moran?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  38. Lucky Dog says:
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    Polanco with the slam & legs – only took 4 extra innings. Post-hype sleeper special – sometimes you can trust a monster spring I guess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Or trust the confirmation bias of a monster spring

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        @Grey: for sure – I mancrushed hard on him last year – I was not entirely rewarded for that love.. He’d hit 5-6-7 in the lineup, put up a couple good games but mostly mediocre numbers.

        Losing Cutch forced the Bucs to shuffle things up I guess. I like him in the 3-spot. Was surprised to see Marte at 6 and not leading off or batting 2nd.

        But yeah – I was high on him as a post-hype bargain & spring did nothing to dissuade my optimism. I hope he can keep it up. He’s got the tools.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, we’ll see how he looks after a month, but one game in he looks good — He was a top pick on the Hitter-Tron today too for OFs

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            @Grey: he also reportedly did some off-season weightlifting & took a new approach on his swing.

            I read a good article in SI last month and figured I’d give him a shot as my 5th OF (we went from 4-5 this year)

            I’m always a fan of the hyped up future stat who makes a conscious effort to improve his craft. His first half was strong last year – if he hadn’t fallen off he would have had a big year.

            And his nickname is “El Coffee”, so I love him even more for that. Heh

  39. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Kingery looks like the real deal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He looked great in the spring

  40. Ty inez says:
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    Sooooo happy buy sell is back! Reading all your responses to comments I have deduced you would drop Grickchuk for Jo-Ma?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, what the hey

      • Ty says:
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        @Grey: @Grey: Of course G-chuk hits a homer. Apples and oranges I guess. Except the apple has a higher average and the orange has more playing time

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, indeed

  41. LeftCoastYankee says:
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    Kingery or Villar for backup middle infielder?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery

      • LeftCoastYankee says:
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        @Grey: Thanks – how much of my $100 Free Agent budget is Kingery worth (for backup middle IF)?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          $7

  42. john says:
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    Trading my Scherzer for his Freeman hurts me more than it helps, right? Team/league description is below

    12 team H2H 5-keeper league with
    R, HR, RBI, SB, K, TB, OBP–IP, W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP

    Wilson Ramos TB – C
    Eric Hosmer SD – 1B
    José Altuve Hou – 2B
    Miguel Sanó Min – 1B,3B
    Chris Taylor LAD – 2B,SS,LF,CF
    Trey Mancini Bal – 1B,LF
    Byron Buxton Min – CF
    Eddie Rosario Min – LF,CF,RF
    Anthony Rizzo ChC – 1B,2B
    Jean Segura Sea – SS
    [N/A] Kyle Tucker Hou – RF
    [N/A] Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Tor – 3B

    Charlie Morton Hou – SP
    Max Scherzer Was – SP
    Robbie Ray Ari – SP
    Ken Giles Hou – RP
    Brad Hand SD – RP
    Shane Greene Det – RP
    Carl Edwards Jr. ChC – RP
    Cam Bedrosian LAA – RP
    Addison Reed Min – RP
    Miles Mikolas StL – SP
    Michael Wacha StL – SP
    Drew Pomeranz Bos – SP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, don’t see where you’re playing Freeman

      • john says:
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        @Grey: Most likely shop Sano and play Freeman at 3B if I did this.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, hold for now

          • john says:
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            @Grey: Thanks, that’s pretty much my feeling toward the trade. I’m not sure it’ll help my team much (unless Sano craps the bed this season)

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  43. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Kingery starting at 3rd. That’s useful.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bye bye Maikel

  44. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Rhyyyyyysssss!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hells yeah!

  45. Ronald says:
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    Is it too early to give up on Felipe Rivero in a holds league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  46. Ferris says:
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    Start Jack Luchezzi tonight vs Mil in SD?

    I am sure I butchered that name but you know who I mean lol :-)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, wait to see how he looks

  47. Tigres says:
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    Grey! My team is off to an Oh for 20 start with RISP. Nowhere to go but up!

    Did anyone have “one game” in the When Will Aaron Hicks go on the DL pool? Seriously, him brittle…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I know on Hicks, crazy

      • Tigres says:
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        MEZUZAH! big HR to dead center against LHP.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, nice!

  48. Ronald says:
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    I’m trying to run out 7 RPs when possible in a holds league…I need a few RPs with SP eligibility to do so. I picked up Glasnow. Any thoughts on Andriese, Gsellman, Wheeler (if and when he returns from AAA), Jake Thompson…am I missing anyone else?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andriese

    • knucks says:
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      @Ronald: McHugh maybe. Extra name from the Rays to keep an eye on is Chirinos.

  49. BSA says:
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    Kiwi!!! Are you playing fbb again or just tracking?
    Miss you in the keeper and I picked up again in the RCL.

  50. The great knoche says:
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    Hard to bench Knapp when he’s stealing bases!

    Also RCL pickups Discussion from before. Can pickup until someone’s games start. If you change the date, “period” above the roster it makes move for next day…. I think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh… man this is confusing…

      • BSA says:
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        @Grey: well as annoying as it is to not be able to use it on my phone. It did allow me to pick up minter today and play him today, hoping for an easy save.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, PITA

  51. Lucky Dog says:
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    That’s it, I’m dropping Benintendi. That 0-7 bum.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get him off your team!

  52. BSA says:
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    Ok. What the heck is going on in Philly. I pick up a late catcher, sperez. I can’t decide on another one so I go all rookie nookie prepared to leave him alone, he doesn’t play. Now Knapp is there playing. I can’t believe I’m going to ask which scab should I have here – Knapp or Alfaro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Try Knapp, I did

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        @Grey: sounds like an endorsement for hair growth or ED products. Cust sayin.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  53. Chris says:
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    10 team h2h points league

    Hanley Ramirez or Matt Davidson at DH.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hanley prolly, but I could see trying Davidson

  54. Lucky Dog says:
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    All that preseason y’all of the humidor killing all the Arizona homers was greatly exaggerated it would seem.

    Anyone who got Goldy past 1.12 will be laughing all the way to the postseason.

    I would have stubbornly taken him at 1.06, so kinda glad I had the 3 pick and didn’t have to make that decision.

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      @Lucky Dog: *talk, not y’all. Damn autocorrect, how southern are you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, it is only two games

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        @Grey: damn your small sample size, man!

        (That’s what she said?)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yup!

  55. Lucky Dog says:
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    Freeman gonna walk 200+ times this year. Nick Markakis scares no one. Glad I’m in 6×6 + OBP, but yeesh. That’s his 3rd 5-pitch walk today. Maybe he’ll swipe 20 this year.
    <3

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully

  56. The Great Knoche says:
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    That Humidor works on baseballs just like my sock drawer on cigars.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  57. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Skaggs! SON comes through again! (sort of)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice (sort of)

  58. Lucky Dog says:
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    Worst Hand job, ever.
    :(

    At least only 2 were earned. Gah.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  59. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    I knew we were in for starts like that with Ray, but man do they still hurt to see. At least it came with Ks and the W.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So painful when there’s no cushion of other IP to fall back on

  60. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    1. Who do you like best as your only bench bat in a weekly lineups league? MI eligibility is a plus in case brewers get cute with villars pt (my current MI).

    Ketel, Neil Walker, Wade, Schebler, Nimmo, Ahmed, Martin, Swanson.

    2. A. Reed the closer in MIN before May?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Ketel 2. Seems doubtful

  61. peacecoast says:
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    Zunino to DL,
    Sisco, Caleb or Knapp to fill in?

    Rivero…I slept on it. Maybe I won’t cut him yet. I just have a bad feeling, I’m sure we all do cuz we see this with closers every year who flame out. Would you drop him for Box though if he was available?

    Odor…watched him last night. He had 2 K’s but against Keuchel who is a tough lefty and he had really good at bats, including a hard fought RBI fly out. He actually walked in his first game too. I think things are looking up for him. Do you have any shares?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Knapp — yeah, one share of Odor

  62. Matt says:
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    Grey,
    Not thrilled with closer situation. Help me pick 3 going forward? Strickland, holland, Herrera, brach???
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Brach

  63. Buster Moon says:
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    Pick 2…

    Jo. mart. Kingery. Cargo

    Thanks

    • peacecoast says:
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      @Buster Moon: not cargo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not CarGo

  64. prestige says:
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    15 team NFBC, would you drop Maikel for Dietrich, Boog Powell, Matt Duffy or Tyler Wade?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dietrich

  65. AJ says:
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    I’m with you on Alfaro — think the kid could easily hit 20 HR this year. But it’s starting to look like we’re limited by managerial incompetence. Can’t have a guy as my primary catcher if he’s not even going to play half the time, I dropped him for Iannetta for now. Will pick him back up if he starts getting real playing time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know it’s killing me

  66. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Goldie/Springer or Mookie/Rizzo? Dayenu!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dayenu!

  67. WinterIsComing says:
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    Hey Grey are you dropping DeShields in 10 man for Brinson Margot or Desmond? And are you a believer in Kinsler this year with that offense or thinking panik, starlin or Hernandez (phi) will be better ROS? Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah…Nope, Panik’s hot

      • WinterIsComing says:
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        @Grey: love how the two guys I asked about are now on dl hahaa I only have one dl spot I put DeShields in it and picked up Brinson and will just have to deal with Kinsler I guess but if panik or Hernandez keep it up I might just drop him

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yup

  68. LeftCoastYankee says:
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    Would you drop any of the following for Jose Martinez?

    Wil Myers
    Nomar Mazara
    Michael Taylor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly not, but Taylor is bottom

  69. Jamie Mack says:
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    I need to make a decision on Zunino. Do I drop him or move him to one of my DL spots? I have Gohara occupying one slot now.
    I could add Alfaro or Ianetta…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Iannetta — DL if you can

  70. True says:
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    Dynasty H2H Categories League: Byron Buxton and Alex wood for Jose Ramirez and Jameson Taillon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ramirez

  71. brett says:
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    Grey,

    I’m in a league with a category for saves and one for holds. Current closers are Osuna, Rodney, Kela, Boxberger. Would you cut one for Holland?

    Also, how much faab (100 budget) would you spend for the upgrade?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on # of teams — Maybe Rodney for Holland

      • brett says:
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        @Grey: 12 teams. Is it close would your recommend cutting rodney for him but not go to aggressive in faab?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gues you can try to get him for $5

  72. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    ROS Panik or Franco? 6×6 OPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly try Panik

  73. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Broken hamate bone for DeShields. Looks like he’ll miss a decent chunk of time.

    Cueto was perfect through six yesterday. Ended up allowing one baserunner through seven. Very impressive.

    Matt Adams just hit a frickin bomb off of Castillo. That thing is probably still going.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, and yup

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: Castillo didn’t give up more than 4 earned runs in any of his 15 starts last season. He’s already given up 6 today. The juice is loose.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Could be confirmation bias, but I always feel like April is terrible for starters, hitters are just ahead of them in timing and prepardedness

          • Big Magoo

            Big Magoo says:
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            @Grey: And Paxton just gave up a slam to Alonso. Thanks to him and Wacha, there go the great ratios put up by Severino and Cueto on that team.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ugh, these guys are all killing me… Yet, I have no offense on any of my teams…

              • Big Magoo

                Big Magoo says:
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                @Grey: At least Haniger homered in that game too. He’s been giving the Cleveland aces fits. Sadly, he’s probably been my best hitter in a couple of leagues.

                • Big Magoo

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                  @Big Magoo: Speaking of the Cleveland aces, now Carrasco’s getting knocked around a bit. Maybe a 4 ERA and a 1.3 WHIP will be the new goals to strive for in roto.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Wait, I had Freeman, feels like forever ago

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Meh, it’s one game for Carrasco, as long as he’s healthy

                    • Big Magoo

                      Big Magoo says:
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                      @Grey: Just pointing out some of the SPs who have gotten knocked around already. Castillo, Paxton, Ray, C-Mart, etc. The ball seems to be flying more than ever.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, maybe, or maybe SPs aren’t ready to pitch yet in March…

                    • Big Magoo

                      Big Magoo says:
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                      @Grey: Eh, I don’t buy that. They started maybe a week earlier than usual and had all offseason to prepare. Scherzer, Sale, Kluber, Severino, deGrom, McCullers, Verlander, Nola, Cueto, Price, etc. all look ready. No reason the others shouldn’t be too.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yeah, maybe, it just feels like some guys just aren’t as loose March/April… Kevin Pillar, baby!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Finally, I get a home run!

                  • Big Magoo

                    Big Magoo says:
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                    @Grey: If Brian Goodwin can get in on the action, can’t Lindor, JDM, and Puig? Sheesh.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, I know! It’s killing me, man!

  74. Lucky Dog says:
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    Damn – Deshields broke dehand. I’m pretty sure this is Grey’s fault at this point. The SINjinx is so yesterday – the Razzball Mancrush Jinx is lit AF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup

  75. peacecoast says:
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    shite Deshizz is out,

    best replacement for SB: dyson, rajai, mallex? I think it’s dyson huh. Brinson is also on my wire should I get him just for overall value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Dyson for a few

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Actually, I’d go Brinson for overall value

  76. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Deshizz never ceases to find a way to disappoint us! 4-6 week eta ain’t bad though. In the meantime for weekly lineup leagues, Leonys or Mallex? Leaning Leonys since he’s leading off everyday (as opposed to Mallex who is being used as a 4th OF so far). Other options are Schebler or Peralta, but they give different stats…

    Unrelated, but not great starts for Ray/Wacha/Castillo! Better times ahead…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Leonys — I hope so on those SPs, man, my teams are struggling

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

        Yeah, still early, but UGH.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          At least there’s Jo-Ma!

  77. Alex says:
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    Should I try to trade hosmer for a SP in a 16 team OBP league. Have jo ma and Mancini to cover 1B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends what you can get

      • Alex says:
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        @Grey:
        I want to target Carrasco

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That works for me

  78. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? I missed your musk. Appreciate the write-up(s) as always. I had a Grey-influenced draft in my 12-team, 6×6, keeper league. What do you think?

    C – Ramos
    1B – Hosmer
    2B – Ramirez (K)
    3B – Arenado (K)
    SS – Turner (K)
    2B/SS – Anderson
    1B/3B – Rendon (K)
    OF – Puig
    OF – Polanco
    OF – Mancini
    OF – Brinson
    OF – Haniger
    UTIL – Winker

    SP’s – Sale (K), Kluber (K), Gray, Bauer, Wacha, Kennedy, Williams, Pomeranz, and Garcia
    CL – Hand, Colome, Trienan, and Betances

    Are you worried at all about Turner batting 6th? Shanghai-style soup dumplings and noodles for lunch. Appreciate the feedback.

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      @Slimcompoop: I guy is offering me Pollock, Bregman, and Knebel for Turner and Trienan. Which side would you want?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Turner side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Looks solid on hitting and pitching, pretty stacked team, actually (mansplaining!)…. I am worried about Turner, but if he’s gonna hit HRs like today, it eases my worries a little… I think the Nats will come to their senses (hopefully)

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: Thanks for the feedback. We just expanded to 12 teams from 10, so was wondering how it looked to an outsiders perspective. If Eaton keeps going 5-for-5 in the leadoff position, Turner’s #’s in the bottom of the order are going to take a hit. That being said, too early to bail on him for Pollock, Bergman, and Knebel?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Too early to bail on him

  79. peacecoast says:
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    drop rivero for box?

    • peacecoast says:
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      @peacecoast: btw this chrome extension is pretty nifty, tried it?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haven’t tried it yet, been meaning to

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  80. Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins) says:
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    12 teamer auction roto dynasty. needed speed so i bid up delino (11 or 14 out of 336 (total budget goes up a bit every year, 3 year deal, can cut at any time). now with this:
    C kraken
    1B desmond (OF)
    2B kipnis
    SS correa
    3B bregman (SS)
    OF (3) judge/pollock/cespedes
    util (2) thames (i knew he wasn’t probably a starter but the projections machines didn’t, and got him very very cheap anyway, horrible 1B out there, should’ve bid way more on E5), kepler
    BN asscab (2B/SS/3B)
    with delino out do i add any of these (literally to only play when others have off days or the rare start for these:
    king of sagnof
    hernan
    leonys (at least he starts mostly)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leonys

  81. Lucky Dog says:
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    All my starting pitchers have gone 5.2 innings in a QS league. My ERA is sub 1.50 with a .86 WHIP but I can’t buy a QS. deGrom the latest – gah!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, ugh

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        @Grey: the worst was Nola at 68 pitches. What the actual F s wrong with that manager? Trying to set a record for dumb?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Kapler’s overmanaging

          • @Grey: Like Dusty Baker taking the ball from Russ Ortiz during a three hit shutout, with a multi-run lead in game six of the World Series 2002.

            Dusty Dodger’s lasting memory as Giants manager, before making all new happy memories for Washington fans.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, exactly!

  82. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto redraft. which trio? turner/springer/abreu or mookie/rizzo/bregman.

    gracias!

    • Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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      @herschel: @herschel: treat urner side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner, it’s fair

  83. Raoul Duke says:
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    Who do you like best to replace Franco? Yuli, Grichuk or Piscotty?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grichuk

    • Raoul Duke says:
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      @Raoul Duke: Thank you kind sir.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

  84. Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins) says:
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    that same league as above, have 2 open spots had been assuming to grab altherr as he’s actually started 2 days in a row. don’t want to drop thames just yet, but also don’t want to rely on desmond to continue having at bats every day. so assuming leonys as one grab for the steals that i’ll badly need now with delino out, which 3 of these to keep or grab:
    kepler/altherr/thames/cron/a-gon (somehow hitting well thusly). OPS league here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leonys, Altherr

  85. What's a Drexl? says:
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    sweet crap i got luck devers was benched today, i didn’t get to removing miggy in time in AL only so i moved nunez to 3B and all of a sudden had room to play yonder in util even though i wouldn’t have since he’s got a good lefty (Paxton) today.

    • What's a Drexl? says:
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      @What’s a Drexl?: thames is leading off today, so that’s good. he’s being dropped in a LOT of leagues thusly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  86. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Nasty ticker tease by Harper and Rendon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      @Stephen Lyon: just my luck I was facing Eaton. Gah.

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        @Lucky Dog: Same here!

        • Lucky Dog says:
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          @Stephen Lyon: I feel like such a hipster being sky high on Raton waaaay before he was good. lol

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            @Lucky Dog: *eaton

            Stupid auto correct

  87. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Shoemaker, Musgrove, or same diff?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      More or less… I’d try Shoemaker for now

  88. Cohen says:
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    Grey, do u think the Rangers bring up Calhoun now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I grabbed him just in case

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: me too

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry that happened to you

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Grey:
            HA!

  89. LeftCoastYankee says:
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    Would you pick up Jose Martinez or Marcus Semien for a reserve utility roster spot?

  90. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    So the Rockies called up McMahon so he can sit against both lefties and righties? Really thought he’d start today against a righty. Plus the Rockies are 0-2, why not give the kid a few at bats? So frustrating.
    Anywho, I’ve had McMahon in my Util and I haven’t really been carrying any bench bats. Do I hang on to McMahon for what he might do later this year? Or drop him back on the wire in 12-team RCL for an every day guy like Grichuk? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I dropped him today, I just can’t handle waiting

  91. Slimcompoop says:
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    You’re the best! xoxo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think I might be!

  92. FrankGrimes says:
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    Yuuuu gives up a bomb
    My era across my teams is:
    26.61
    Yeaaaaaa!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA… My hitting is a solid .145!

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Grey:
        How you feeling fantrax?

        • AL KOHOLIC says:
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          @FrankGrimes: i dont find it very user friendly,,how do you see just todays stats?

          • VinWins

            VinWins says:
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            @AL KOHOLIC: Yeah, above the roster you find where it says 2018 Regular Season – YTD then click on the down arrow thingy to bring up other options. You want 2018 Regular Season – Period.

            I’m definitely not loving it. Going to be using it as an excuse for my poor showing.

            • VinWins

              VinWins says:
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              @VinWins: You can also click on “Live Scoring” which bring a popup of your active players.

              • AL KOHOLIC says:
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                @VinWins: tthanks,im getting around a lot better on it but finding myself checking it less than my yahoo and espn leagues,,im trying

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @AL KOHOLIC:

            Under team change stats from ytd to period.
            Also live scoring (only thing I kinda liking so far) look upper right you can easily change between all your teams to see what’s doing.

            • VinWins

              VinWins says:
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              @FrankGrimes: Nice. I was slower than you.

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                @VinWins:
                Ha!
                I’m so helpful this year.

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                @AL KOHOLIC: @VinWins:

                Also if you go to settings you change the default stats your team page shows to period if you like.

                • AL KOHOLIC says:
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                  @FrankGrimes: awesome,that helps allot

                • VinWins

                  VinWins says:
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                  @FrankGrimes: Ok, that’s good. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not loving it, you?

          • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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            @Grey: I find Fantrax kinda non-user friendly as well. Took me a while to figure out I had to select “2018 Regular Season – Period” from the drop down menu on the team page to just see today’s stats. Also hard getting used to trying to make trades without seeing stats.

            PS: Owning Freddie Freeman makes me wish I was in a league that counted walks. They have no reason to pitch to him.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Have you seen our trade analyzer?

          • FrankGrimes says:
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            @Grey:
            Same here. It’s not just that it’s differnt or new.
            I don’t get why everyday is a “period.”
            Why their default is whatever that score thing is.
            Shit like that.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Try to find guys who are on waivers… that took me 15 minutes… not guys who are free agents, but players recently dropped… it’s like they’re trying to game extra page views…

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                @Grey:

                It does seem to take
                unnecessary amounts
                of clicks to do things

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Totally

  93. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Phillies just pulled their pitcher with nobody warming up! Somehow they were given extra time warming up.

    • FrankGrimes says:
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      @VinWins:
      Phils were supposed to be fun to watch this year.
      So far they are for all the wrong reasons.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Kapler is a mess!

  94. FrankGrimes says:
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    Gibson has a no no thru 6.
    Kyle F’n Gibson!
    Meanwhile Yu Cmart Paxton Richards Cookie on and on (insert multiple poo emoji!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Knew I should’ve drafted Gibson over C-Mart

  95. Robert says:
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    Eaton or Dyson to fill in for Deshields?

    • Robert says:
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      @Robert: never mind, Eaton is taken.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton

  96. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    My DL stash reyes won’t be back before late May now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn that sucks

  97. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    wiwth the ten day DL so convienent we need to up the dl spots,i normally wouldnt say this but again this 10 day dl is to easy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

  98. SwaggerJackers says:
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    @Grey: How long are you going to hold onto Peraza before he gets tossed out to the wasteland for a schomato?

    • AL KOHOLIC says:
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      @SwaggerJackers: yeah i no,and i went all in on him this year

      • SwaggerJackers says:
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        @AL KOHOLIC: Have you watched any of his at bats? He’s been criticized in the past for not being a very good hitter but I haven’t seen a Cinci game yet this season.

        • AL KOHOLIC says:
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          @SwaggerJackers: non i havent yet,but i will be in the near future,having minor surgery and will be laid up for a month,i will try to report on him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      More than 2 games

  99. Blake says:
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    I am in a 12 team pts league, I can only pickup 15 players. I have already picked up G Holland. my pts league rules are B: 1pt-1B, 2pts-2B, 3pts-3B, 4pts-HR, 1pt-R, 1pt-RBI, 1pt-SB, 1pt-BB P: 15pts-W, 7pts-S, 1pt-SO,5pts-CG

    I have the following lineup

    C:Zunino
    1B: C Santanta
    2b: DJ Lemahieu
    3B: J Gallo
    SS: C Correa
    OF: G Stanton
    OF: J Bradley
    OF: Y Puig
    U: N Cruz

    B:M Carpenter
    B: J Bell
    B; O Herrera
    B: E Inciarte

    P: L Serevino
    P: Yu Darvish
    P: C ARcher
    P: J Gray
    P: S Manea
    P: J Ordorizzi
    P: B Hand

    B: M Estrada
    B: G Holland

    So I need to pick up a catcher – any suggestions? following are available and probably more

    C Ianetta
    W Castillo
    R chironas
    A hedges
    cervelli
    Butera
    Pina
    Alfaro
    C Joseph
    R martin

    Also – I feel my OF is week even though I have a lot of them, Jose Martinez is available – will he get enough playing time? he is OF and 1B in my CBS league. Also, Joyce, Reddick, Peralta, Williams are available

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Castillo and hold

  100. Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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    NL only 10 team h2h with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, QS over wins, holds added. total bases added. keep 3 at previous season’s ADP’s.
    C pina (grabbed when suzuki went down)
    1B freeman (3B)
    2B harrison (3B/OF)
    SS peraza (2B)
    3B longo
    MI wong
    CI r-zimm
    OF (4) hoskins (1B), marte, harper, joc (has been benched against lefties (expected) and righties once already, i.e EVERY game benched)
    util b.anderson
    BN suzuki (will drop for pitcher soon likely, already had grabbed him over flowers)
    BN a-gon (had headley postdraft but realized no matter how bad a-gon might be he’s better than headley)
    NA (1 slot) senzel (so i have my peraza handcuff)
    SP (if i had the at bats i’d prefer 8 SP here): wacha/ryu/marquez/stratton/richard/weaver/darvish
    RP (4) boxy/alexander/hand/minter
    DL straily/gohara (3 slots)

    do these deals?’
    1. a-gon for thames (even if thames doesn’t play everyday i can’t play all my CI guys anyway, and trust b.anderson to stick healthy and getting at bats than a-gon). if thames DOES play more i can just drop joc

    2. one of my lesser SP (marquez/stratton) for fowler? i could outright drop joc for SURE if i can get this one done.

    SP out there to stream: perdomo/lugo/lucchesi/d.holland/kuhl/lively/peters/odrisamer/
    senzatela/almost all CIN SP not named castillo that are healthy. if i trade away stratton or marquez this group is where my owned or streamer comes from.

    3. for holds alexander or mcgee? probably too early to go by results.

    • Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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      @Yr Never Too Old for Balloons: oh yeah, reason the fowler owner might go for this is he didn’t show up to the draft and got auto’d 5 hitters he can’t even start that aren’t terrible but 3 currently healthy SP and glasnow. h2h league with 5 SP starting slots so he’s in some shit there. he isn’t starting fowler/belt and 3 others.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure 2. Okay 3. Alexander

  101. The Harrow says:
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    for leagues with little stashing or those who are inverse-level on the influence on the NY media machine, andujar day

    • The Harrow says:
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      @The Harrow: guess dropping mcmahon for andujar makes sense in 12-14’ers? OBP, total bases, hits.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • The Harrow says:
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        @Grey: odd that rotoworld didn’t have any update last night on this, as they are now claiming the call up was last night. surprised this place isn’t blowing up yet with this. i’m actually VERY lucky in the 2 total leagues i was able to add him, normally i’d not be up at this time.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I saw it last night (I thought)

  102. The great Knoche says:
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    Gausman looking as solid as ever.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  103. Christopher Sherwin says:
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    Hey guys, is there a problem with the streamonator. When I click on it it’s asking me to login then telling me “you’re not allowed to access this page”

  104. Ulysses says:
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    Nl only 100 budget. How much do I bid on holland for saves? 30+?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $11, unless you can bid zero on players, then I’d up it

  105. A. Fools says:
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    Hi Grey- who is the guy to pick up in Pit if Rivero struggles? Kontos?

    Also, need another catcher in my 12 team 3 catcher NL only league- Alfaro, Matt Treanor, or David Ross?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Feliz would be my first guess, it’s not clear, could be Kontos

      • A. Fools says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, I figured given Feliz’s first outing Kontos might be in the lead. Still at least a few games out though. Thanks again, happy April fool’s day.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks, you too!

  106. peacecoast says:
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    gurriel coming back tuesday I hear, but still 5 game suspension. he is better ROS than Choo?

    • peacecoast says:
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      @peacecoast: no he will have already served the suspension by tuesday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Choo, yeah

  107. The Great Knoche says:
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    JeDong!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  108. Db1 says:
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    Drop haniger, nunez, Peraza, Amed Rosario for Albies thinking Nunez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nunez

  109. Db1 says:
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    Strickland and Kela on waivers how much you bidding out of $100 for either and drop Andrew miller and betances for either?

    • Db1 says:
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      @Db1: have wade Davis and Archie Bradley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea of league, maybe $6

  110. Big Magoo

    Big Magoo says:
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    Double slam for Dozier! I want the legs too. Feeling greedy.

    Your boy Trevor Williams has a no-hitter through six. Weird line though. 5 BBs and 1 K.

    Add Quintana to the list of opening week SP casualties. He was cruising through four then got knocked around in the fifth. I would add Gausman to that list, but, you know. Gausman. Feel like it’s redundant.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah watched Williams, looked decent if wild… Gausman, tho, after June, watch out!

      • Big Magoo

        Big Magoo says:
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        @Grey: If you use him through May, you’ll be playing for 5th place though

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sigh

  111. Db1 says:
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    We saving Vv for a home start vs Marlins Saturday or dropping?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends who’s available

  112. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I just put DeShizz on the Dizzle Lizzle. Do you like Panik or Ketel for my Util? Thanks!

    • Big Magoo

      Big Magoo says:
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      @GrassyKnollRedding: Who’s available on the wire? There’s likely to be an OF or CI who’d be a superior option.

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Big Magoo: Hey Magoo, There’s a few outfielders like Jackie Bradley and Jason Heyward on waivers, but what complicates things is I have Ian Happ who hasn’t been playing every day, so ideally I’d like to have someone I can slide into the MI slot on the regular. I already have OF & CI (Miggy)covered pretty well. Should I just get best player regardless of positon for Util, and set it and forget it with Happ in MI even with him missing games? Thanks!

        • Big Magoo

          Big Magoo says:
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          @GrassyKnollRedding: Ah, ok. It makes sense to grab an MI with regular playing time then, unless there’s an impact bat on the wire. Panik is the hot hand, so I’d go with him for now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Panik

  113. VinWins

    VinWns says:
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    Decided to trust you and roll with Trevor Williams today on several teams! Thanks! (Had nothing to do with the fact that my ERA is dismaying everywhere.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  114. BSA says:
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    Happy Easter all. Or if not Easter, then Passover. If not Passover then just be happy.
    I can’t believe after enjoying some ham with the family, I’m back in the world of ‘which catcher’. First world problems there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy Easter!

  115. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    BTW, Weaver, Berrios & Fulmer are saving my ratios right now. I’ve had my fingers crossed for a few hours now. Slooooooooooowly starting to relax…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  116. Peacecoast says:
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    sat Rivero today…let’s see how he does (no doubt 3 K save)

    • Peacecoast says:
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      @Peacecoast: yep, jfc

      • Peacecoast says:
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        @Peacecoast: meanwhile robertson gives up a grand slam

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Smoak’d

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha, nice jinx

  117. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    Hi Grey,

    NL-Only H2H OBP

    SPs: Hendricks, Castillo, Godley, Weaver, Ryu, Mikolas
    RPs: Knebel, Holland, Steckenrider, and Hirano.

    Trevor Williams is still available. His next start is vs. Cincy. Pick him up now for Hirano, or do you feel Hirano long-term will possibly have a chance to close? It never hurts to have a 7th SP in my league, but Hirano with his splitter and closer experience in Japan are nice.
    What way would you lean toward?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Hirano

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        @Grey: Thanks! If/when Kendrick loses PT, I’ll look for another SP.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  118. Peacecoast says:
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    G I am torn, NSVH league and I have Rivero, Iglesias, Miller, Dyson and Robertson. I see Box and Strickland on the wire. Would you drop any for either?

    Also Pillar is hot, pick him up for now? I got Deshizz going to the DL. Was gonna get Leonys or Dyson for the SB.

    Miserable Sunday for my fantasy team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d prolly go Strickland over Dyson — I picked up Pillar in 2 leagues — Not great here either

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: This is the first day that wasn’t miserable for me! I even had 3 hitters with 2 HRs on 1 team.

        • VinWins

          VinWins says:
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          @VinWins: Plus, the Cards won!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, it was still miserable for me!

      • Peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: this chrome extension is def cool. It makes a sound like ball off a bat and a little pop up when any of my batters are up at bat. And there is a direct link to MLB.TV it’s very well done.

        Dyson has given me 2 holds so far.

        • VinWins

          VinWins says:
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          @Peacecoast: Yeah, I checked it out. It’s cool. With the volume up, it scared me a couple times.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            This!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dyson’s dangerous, but hold (hehe) if you like

  119. vee says:
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    Hey Grey, nice to have Razz as part of my morning routines again.

    someone just dropped Ender Inciarte in a 12team standard h2h.

    drop mancini, j villar, or mazara for him?
    pujols also on the waiver

    thx & cheers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d go Ender over Villar unless desperate for steals

  120. Kevin says:
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    Davidson, Dietrich or Renfroe as utility guy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Davidson

  121. Raoul Duke says:
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    Would you pick up Middleton for Leone? Saw he got the save tonight, but I think Leone will get the saves until Holland takes over.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly a push, I could see going with Middleton, you might be overmanaging

    • Raoul Duke says:
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      @Raoul Duke: Thanks. I’ve finally done it. I’ve turned into the Kapler of fantasy baseball.

  122. Letsgobravos says:
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    Shohei managed to not implode in his first start. W, QS and a K per inning. Maybe that was the confidence boost he needed.

  123. Brett says:
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    How aggressive are you going after Jose Martinez? 12 team league 100 faab what range are you bidding on him?

  124. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Would you rather have CC Sabathia or one of these other options:

    Dillon Peters
    Jordan Zimmermann
    Eddie Butler
    Ian Kennedy
    Kyle Gibson

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