Kinda obsessed with our Top 100 Fantasy Starts tool (not a tool as much as it’s a free list).  Since I’m writing this on Sunday, I’m not sure yet where Shane Bieber and his 9 IP, 0 ER, 5 hits, zero walks, 15 Ks will rank, but my guess is 1st or 2nd overall.  (The tool (list?) updates after this is posted.)  Pretty deep into the season to have Shane Bieber throw possibly the best start of the year.  Bieber was the youngest Indians pitcher since 1987 with 12+ Ks — wow! — the last to do it was Greg Swindell — um, all right! Bieber was the 4th youngest since 1908 to have a 15-K, zero-walk game, the other three:  Gooden — crazy! — Kerry Wood — nasty company! — and Vince Velasquez — well, um, he had a good game.  Only two Indians starters in history with a shutout, no walks and 15 Ks are Bieber — damn! — and Luis Tiant, who at 78 years old just beat up my autocorrect for changing his name to Luis Taint.  Sunday’s start shows why I wanted to draft Bieber in every league.  Hopefully, he keeps it gong…gong…go I ng–Sorry, my autocorrect is scared to change anything now.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Mike Clevinger – Could begin a rehab assignment this week. That happened much faster than I expected, which is either a great or terrible sign.  So, glass is half filled or half empty or filled with Half & Half.

Adam Plutko – 6 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 4 Ks in his 1st start.  Fun fact!  A Plutko is doing a Cleveland streamer while thinking about baseball.

Carlos Santana – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Oye como schmotato!

Jorge Alfaro – Left Saturday’s game after a collision with Robinson Cano.  Just two days earlier, Conforto was concussed after a collision with Cano.  Maybe if Cano hustled a little bit he’d get the hell out of the way of players.

Pablo Lopez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.06.  Streamonator loved this start, but hates his next one, and I agree.  Can’t trust him.  Who can you trust that has a first name that could be his first and last names abbreviated?  Pab-Lo? What kind of nonsense is that?

Sandy Alcantara – 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.25.  Mickey Callaway definitely needs to go.  Case in point:  If you have someone at your disposal who wants to collide into everyone, I think you need to give him the green light to collide into the opposing pitcher when they’re pitching well.

Steven Matz – 3 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.96, as he was activated from the IL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I have a note from my chiropractor that says the best office chair I can use is sitting on a willing midget.”

Noah Syndergaard – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.50.  Was kinda hoping instead of Syndergaard giving up hits or runs to the Marlins, he would get within one out of a perfect game, then Robinson Cano would accidentally collide into him and knock him out.  Cano should change his name to Robinson Drago.

Lucas Giolito – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.35.  Giolito’s having a breakout and ya’ll over here worried about Jerad Eickhoff and Zach Eflin?  Ya’ll a bunch of Eflin Jer-khoffs!  Sorry, I just became possessed by an angry radio host.

Reynaldo Lopez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 5.14.  On Friday, I said this was a Streamonator call, but, then I looked on Sunday before games, and I’m not sure if it was me or the giant DFS toaster that was wrong, but Lopez did not look like a Streamonator call, but it all turned out okay.  The previous sentence was written by Sir Mix-A-Lot which is why there was three buts.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Now hitting .370 with four homers in last eight games.  He also became the youngest Jays hitter to homer, eclipsing Danny Ainge.  Ainge still holds the record for most threes hit from the 2nd base bag.

Danny Jansen – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .186, but his 2nd homer in the last two games.  Catcher questions in 3, 2, 1…

Aaron Nola – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 4.47.  That’s a welcome sight for his owners.  But, man or five womans, the Rockies need a major injection of Coors into their veins.  Daniel Murphy’s hitting sub-.200!

Scott Kingery – 1-for-3, 1 run and his 2nd steal, as he was activated from the IL.  You ever hear about paradoxical undressing?  It’s when people who are freezing cold begin to undress, and why people frozen to death are often found naked. With that in mind, Odubel and Maikel might be found dead and naked in the clubhouse they are so cold, i.e., Kingery could get starts.

Bryce Harper – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .235.  He’ll be better than this, but, not until he hits .265+ for longer than a month, will I believe he’s capable again of a good average.  His Ks are just crazy.

Pat Neshek – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 3rd save, ERA at 3.24.  Hector Neris was used a lot recently, so as much as I’d like to say Kapler is batshizz crazy, Neshek getting the save isn’t coming from a place of loco-ness.

Ryan McMahon – 2-for-4 and his 4th and 5th homer, hitting .260, as he played 2nd base with his stone hands while Brendan Rodgers sat.  Bud Black would’ve waited until Wally Pipp was healthy again and benched Lou Gehrig.  You can’t convince I’m wrong.

Charlie Blackmon – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .294. Chazz Noir is playing because Michael Cuddyer didn’t work out. Not this year, in 2014.  That’s how Rockies decisions are made.

Matthew Boyd – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.41.  About three weeks ago, I said Boyd was taking the long, slow march back towards a 4.00 ERA pitcher.  And that’s me paraphrasing me!

Christian Yelich – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer, hitting .325.  “I’m a bit worried about Christian Yelich’s ground ball rate, so I think I’m going to draft Jose Ramirez,” Keith Morrison from Dateline walks into frame, “These were the last words heard from a well-known fantasy baseballer.”

Keston Hiura – 2-for-4 and his 1st home run. I saw Travis Shaw beginning his rehab and I thought about what are the realistic chances Hiura is sent right back down? A) If Hiura flat-out sucks, which is unlikely. B) If…Uh…I guess if he gets injured.  C) There’s no C.  D) There’s barely a B, and no C, so there’s no D.  I just don’t think it’s likely Hiura is called up and sent back down.  The Brewers trade Shaw for a middle reliever and move on, or let Shaw rotate at 1B, 2B and 3B.

Brandon Woodruff – 8 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.51. Let’s reminisce for a moment about how Rudy mocked my ranking and drafting of Woodruff. If only I had considered what Woodruff did in the bullpen vs. the rotation last year, which is exactly what I did consider. Woodruff, ya know, the guy with a 10.4 K/9, 2.7 BB/9 and 3.52 xFIP, who’s only a hair better than Syndergaard. Sorry, a smidge better, if there’s one place Syndergaard fares better it’s hair.

Ronald Acuna Jr. – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer, hitting .281.  Tildaddy lets you have a sip of his beer!

Freddie Freeman – 2-for-4 and his 11th homer, hitting .318.  Sweet, sexy, adjective!  What’s going on with Ozzie Albies (1-for-3, hitting .268) tho, Cousin Sweatpants?  He was dropped to 8th in the order.  That’s not, how do they say, good.

Mike Foltynewicz – 6 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners (0 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 6.91.  Everyone drop Faultynutsicks?  Great!  Now he will throw a good game against one of the best offenses. Baseball, man, it’s a riddle wrapped in a chalupa fed to your dog and shat out on your carpet.

George Springer – Exited yesterday’s game with lower back tightness.  The Astros said it’s a day-to–Oh, who cares! Bring up Yordan Alvarez! I tried to pick him up in all my leagues, but he was already owned, because the people I play against are playing against me.  Not cool.

Michael Chavis – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer as he hit leadoff.  That was nice of Alex Cora to let Brad Ausmus make out his lineup card.

Matt Barnes – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.42, as he entered the 8th and Brandon Workman (1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.21) got his 1st save.  Yup, all the hallmarks of a Brad Ausmus-managed game.

Shin-Soo Choo – 2-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .293.  Someone’s gunning for a Seoul Train award!

Jose Leclerc – 2 IP, 0 ER, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.30.  Shawn Kelley is due back today, but Leclerc looks like he might be near a return to the closer job, then a 2/3 IP, 5 ER appearance, then Kelley gets hurt again and Chris Martin (1 IP, 1 ER) hires a black hat to forward Google results of Goop to a Cracked article about how awful Shakespeare in Love is.  Don’t blame me, blame my Magic Eight Ball.

Griffin Canning – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.80.  He appeared in Friday’s Buy, because your man Grey is a fantasy baller, kid!  (Possibly coolest sentence ever uttered.  Maybe 2nd to, “My IBS is flaring up.”)

Zack Godley – 3 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 7.90.  It takes a certain type of trash heap to get beat down by the Giants lineup.

Robbie Ray – 4 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 3.25.  Ray is about as economical with pitches as Montgomery Brewster was with upside-down plane stamps.

Drew Pomeranz – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners (5 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 5.66, as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I need time off from work to go to the patent office for my staple remover that also unhooks bras.”

Pablo Sandoval – 1-for-1 and his 7th homer, 2nd homer in two games, and 4th homer in six games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer.  HR to the Izzo!

Howie Kendrick – 1-for-2 and his 7th homer, hitting .314.  Right side of brain, “Don’t dwell on how Kendrick would’ve been an improvement over half of the MIs you own.”  Left side of the brain, “It’s not ‘How Kendrick,’ it’s Howie.”  Right side of the brain, “You’re a moron.”

Kyle Gibson – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.47.  Without looking it up, I’m going to guess Kyle Gibson’s ERA in the 5th inning is 15.50.  Am I close?

Jorge Polanco – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .343. Just another four-hit game from Polanco.  Like a command from a pimp, ho-hum.

Mitch Haniger – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .232.  On one hand, Haniger’s on pace for 40 homers.  On the other hand, everyone is.  On a third hand that is actually a necklace charm of the Hand of Fatima, his Ks are way up, which explains his terrible batting average.

Daniel Vogelbach – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 13th homer, and his 4th homer in five games, hitting .258.  The Jelly Donut of Swat f–king k-lled that b-ll!  This was your redacted Cruller Report.

Walker Buehler – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.83 vs. Tyler Mahle – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.51.  Mahle is pitching better than Buehler through six weeks of the season.  Yup, everyone saw that one coming.  Mahle’s peripherals: 9.5 K/9, 1.9 BB/9, 3.27 xFIP vs. Buehler’s 8.4 K/9, 1.8 BB/9, 3.84 xFIP.  Now that I spell it out, it’s not that close.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.52.  I’m not saying you should do this, but has anyone who owns Darvish told their commissioner that they meant to draft Ryu vs. Yu?  “I was saying Ryu, not ‘re: Yu’? What am I writing emails with mouth words?  Emails are finger words!  EMAILS ARE FINGER WORDS!”

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .405.  He’s made outs .595% of the time.  What a bum.

Jose Peraza – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Peraza over here watching Nick Senzel (2-for-5 and his 5th SB) steal every damn base, so Peraza decided to zag, only it’s been more like a Zagnut, the candy bar no one wants.

Hunter Renfroe – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Renfroe!  Or as Scooby Doo would say, Renfroe!

Colin Moran – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Moran’s over here hitting like Josh Bell circa 2018.

Willy Adames – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer, and his 2nd homer in the last three games.  Worth cyclops’ing to see if this is the start of schmotato run.  (Someone who just stumbled on this site is like, “What the hell is this handsome AF brother talking about?”)

Brandon Lowe – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  He is such a bottom.  Ya know, because in lineups he’s B. Lowe.

Kevin Kiermaier – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting .227.  I entered ‘Kevin Kiermaier’ into the Marla Gibbs Sassy Generator and it spit back out, “Welfare begins at home, which is why I’m kicking you out.”

Brett Gardner – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (7) and legs (5), hitting .211.  As Tom Petty once said, “Even the losers get lucky sometimes.”  RIP

Aaron Hicks – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st homer in his 5th game back, as he hits 2nd.  He’s been behind DJ LeMahieu (2-for-5, 3 runs and his 3rd homer) and ahead of Kendrys Morales (1-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs) and 3rd baseman, Gio Urshela (0-for-2, 1 run), but Gio hurt himself so the Yanks had to turn to Thairo Estrada.  Comatose Yankees Fan who just woke up after a two-month coma, “What team is this you’re describing?  Did Miguel Andujar change his name to Thairo Estrada?  Kendrys Morales? Did the Yankees and A’s merge?  Are they the A’nkees now? Guys? Why is everyone leaving my hospital room without making eye contact?”

Masahiro Tanaka – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.09, and left with a right shin contusion.  Last week, Maeda had a left thigh contusion; Tanaka has a right shin contusion; Kikuchi better guard his middle leg.

  1. toolshed says:
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    So Rodgers got benched after going 1 for 8 and then McMahon goes out and has a 2 hr game / picks the worst time to finally ave a good game for Rodgers owners. This looks like it may be another hampson situation where Rodgers may only play against lefties. Great way to let a kid figure out big league pitching. It’s the Rockies. Not good for either McMahon or rodgers w/o every day at bats. If you had to pick one to hold would it be hiura or Rodgers? I can’t roster both of them for more than another week when I have some DL guys returning. Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Hiura for now. Could change tomorrow…

    • JakeTPE says:
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      Reminds me of when McMahon was activated and hit 2 HR when he was still on most people’s IL/bench/etc. Is there a glossary term for a player like this? Always choosing the worst time to have a good game?

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        mcmahon did the same thing again just yesterday, had been getting Bn’d somewhat more often while being out of COL. he wasn’t just off DL this time though.

        • JakeTPE says:
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          I know! It’s annoying. I had already moved on from him a couple of weeks ago.

    • Chucky says:
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      One of the problems here, that the Rockies haven’t yet figured out, is that McMahon has an OPS almost 300 points higher v LHP than RHP. Being a LHH, guess what side of the platoon these Rocket Scientists over there in Colorado have decided to utilize in their infinite wisdom? Fun fact, McMahon needs to be given the everyday job either at 1b, 2b and NOT platooned, especially v his strong side.

      • Moneyball says:
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        The real life answer is McMahon at 1B, Rodgers at 2B and let their careers actually begin & play out as they do. But that’ll never happen because they gave Daniel Murphy $24 million guaranteed.

        Oh and of course Mark Reynolds needs at-bats. Because. Yeah.

        Maybe they’ll trade a minor leaguer to the Indians to get CarGo back because Dahl & Tapia are currently getting too many at-bats.

        • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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          except they actually did bench murphy for most of last week entirely…. wouldn’t bet on it continuing much though.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly still go Rodgers even with Buddy Black being a giant dope

  2. Donkey Teeth

    Donkey Teeth says:
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    Can’t sleep. Bieber, Kikucki…Kikuchi, Bieber, Luis Taint.

    What do you recommend for erections lasting longer than 4 hours, Dr. Albright?

    • Crazy J says:
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      Hold

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Ha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Put in the VHS of Gary Sanchez’s “How To Take A Nutshot Like A Major Leaguer.”

  3. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    16 team H2H DYNASTY LEAGUE

    Current SP: Flaherty, Snell, Arrieta, Luchessi, Caleb Smith, Lester. IL: Maeda

    RP: Barnes, S. Greene, Doolittle, Diego Castillo, Swarzak (yes i know he is worthless)

    Hitters: Alfaro, Encarnacion, Carlos Santana, Trout, Winker, Tapia, Voit, A.Simmons, B. Dozier, N.Goodrum, Domingo Santana, Hunter Dozier.

    Somehow I’m 7-0, but only have cash for one more FA all season.

    I was asked about trading Winker, who’s been on my bench 90% time.

    What should I be asking for in return (besides a wink)

    Great article today.

    Thankyou!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d try for a top 50ish pitcher maybe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        Also have team looking trade for my Lester.

        What should I be asking for in return? (hitter and pitcher suggestions please)

        I appreciate all the help!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Dahl? Wheeler?

          • Hebrew Hammer says:
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            I already own Dahl

            • Hebrew Hammer says:
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              He’s got Boyd, Montas, R.Lopez, Hamels, Alcantara, Gausman, Neris, Lorenzen, Alvorado, J. Hicks for pitching

  4. Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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    16 teamer with holds and saves sold separately, maybe too early here to assume much, but drop brasier for any of: workman, pagan, estevez, sera anthony, bearclaw? i already have these:

    brasier, barnes, buttrey, parker, wittgren, raise the church

    • Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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      or brennan is an option.

      2. AL only, OBP over AVG, total bases added. if a.diaz continues to not play without being DL’d (i own altuve too in DL slot) grab which of drury/pinder/d.robertson. 7 day TRON says pinder.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Hold
      2. Pinder

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  5. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    What a report!

    a. Made it to Rabat yesterday. Am in this ‘hotel’ but am this close to suing booking dot com (am not going to give them the benefit of a freebie chance for clickbait on my watch) for false advertisement! The place is what Italians call a pansione, basically a room in your grandma’s house and there are 4 rooms on the same floor and we all share the same toilet! If I told you how much trouble it took to find the place, you would not believe it. The skinny follows.

    1. Nobody heard of the hotel or the name of the street it was on.
    2. A taxi dropped me off and pointed in two directions, one was straight ahead and the other was like at a 45 degree angle. I chose straight ahead like Scooby does.
    3. I found one kid who said he knew where it was so he led me to the place after about a 15 minute walk. The hotel name is just on one side of one wall with a stairwell of maybe 20 steps to the door nestled tightly in between two weird buildings. We rang the doorbell, no one answered.
    4. In front of the door was this small guy who knew the owner of the establishment. He took me to where he lives and then we went back to the hotel. Then the owner showed me my room. Damn, I’m going to run away from the hotel. Will let you what transpires later.

    b. Riddle me this. Of course after one Pablo did something great, I picked him up. (I’m a magnet for grabbing guys who do something great, like Luplow only I grabbed him after he hit 2 HRs, then added him, then dropped him so he could hit yet another HR on waivers.) Then I saw as you see as well that his next matchup isn’t ideal so I dropped him for another Pablo who is also hot. Then I dropped that Pablo for Kelley but then read your Kingery blurb and added him dropping Kelley. So Pablo to Kingery in for easy steps. Can you find out who the two Pablos were?

    c. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for May 20

    Bud Jones (Abbott): What’s the idea of teaching midgets to wrestle?
    Lou Hotchkiss (Costello): They’re for those small television sets.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Turns out I grew up in a pansione! 4. Don’t be so highfalutin! B. Haha, World can’t handle that

      C. Haha

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Grey!!

        After day 1 in Rabat, here’s what I have to say.

        1. It’s mighty expensive, but comparatively more than other places. Like when I was Bonn, the best hotel (a real 5 star hotel) cost 110 US$ for a single room. The best hotel in Rabat (also a 5 star hotel but dubious 5 stars) cost 150 US$, yet Bonn has a higher standard of living than Rabat.
        2. Night time taxi fare from the airport in Sale to Rabat (a distance of like less than 10 miles) cost 100 US$!! Luckily I found someone who helped me get to town yesterday.
        3. I’m staying in the hotel.
        4. Yeah, I also grew up in pansione too, turns out. And having 3 sisters, I had to do what I needed to quickly.

        So, don’t worry. I’m staying in the hotel. It’d be more trouble to find an alternative.

        Btw, the two Pablos were Lopez (first) and then Sandoval (second). Incredible what that panda bear is doing in his age 32 season. His last hurrah and then some.

        Cheers,
        Ante

  6. crimedog says:
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    Better stash for August/September, Shaw or Didi?

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      pretty sure shaw is back far ahead of that.

      • hondo says:
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        Didi too.

        • crimedog says:
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          Still only worried about production in August/Sept. It doesn’t really matter when they’re back before that for me.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Didi for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didi

    • 183414 says:
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      Did Didi suffer a setback that no one has heard about ?

      • Grey

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        Not sure why you’re asking, he wasn’t due back until June

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    Is David Price worthy to be owned?

    I am in a QS/WHIP league, and my QS/WHIP are the worst because of my poor pitching.
    My hitting scores are good instead.

    If he is worthy, if I trade my Wil Myers or Dahl for Price, is that ok? which one I should propose if ok. thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Yes I think he’s worthy unless you’re in a 6 team league or something. Myers for Price is good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  8. JakeTPE says:
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    Grey and Razzball family, what it is!

    Excellent recap per usual Grey! Thought for sure Barnes was gonna get the next 9th inning but there came Workman in to work, man! Neshek got me a bonus save but will it last? Waiting on that Rondon blurb from you that leads to 20 SV and 12 points. No pressure, of course.

    MI crunch. Need to get Kingery off my IL. Who is the unlucky one who gets cut?:

    Kingery
    B Rodgers
    K Hiura

    Thoughts: If Kingery gets OF eligibility that’s a bonus but hard to hold out for 15 games in ESPN. Kiura hit his first HR and that’s a good lineup. Rodgers has Coors but can we trust the Rockies to play the rookie?

    Any and all feedback welcomed. TIA!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d lose Kingery

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What it is!

      Thanks! Agree with DT

      • JakeTPE says:
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        Thanks to you both! Man, this is a hard one.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

        • Donkey Teeth

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          Thats what she said

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    what to make of Devers season compared to his first two?

    Last year power and high K and low average

    Now no power no Ks and high af average

    Is he just tinkering with mechanics?

    Pete Alonso on the decline? Ever heard of this Jared Walsh schmuck?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I think Devers is improving and the power will come.

      Cat and mouse scouting game with Alonso. I own Walsh in AL-only…deep league guy for time being.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  10. FDileo says:
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    Hi Grey
    I’m in a limited pickup league (7) , and just got hit w/ injury bug this week. I have Conforto/Springer set to miss a few games. Do you see either of these guys as worth a pickup on, if so….who is best? Either will be relegated to bench after this week assuming the injuries are minor: Odor / Matt Olson
    I’m thinking to just stand pat and save my moves.

    Also are either Chris Bassit or Jimmy Nelson worth spending and add on? THX!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Save those moves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  11. Sid Bream Cream Dreams says:
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    Tom anderson was on waivers so i packaged him and trevor bauer for adalberto mondesi. Way too much? I figure im getting an elite 2b at a super thin position and my sp are still lookin nice. Whatdya think? 10 tm h2h 10×6 category lg w only 1 dl and 3 bench spots. Stanks!

    C jt
    1b rhys/alonso
    2b adalberto
    3b aranedo
    Ss treat urner
    Of betts, mcutch, ozuna, marte
    Util ohtani

    Sp l castillo, m boyd, c smith, z wheeler, f montas
    Rp hicks, treinen, neris
    Il clevinger

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Good deal for you

    • Sid Bream Cream Dreams says:
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      Also would u drop anyone for eloy/hicks/gennet? Stanks!

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        I’d swap Boyd or cutch for eloy

      • Sid Bream Cream Dreams says:
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        Grassy ass donk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice username! Agree with DT

  12. Mex says:
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    Two have to go, but which 2?

    Yandy, C Walker, Laureano, Urshela, Shaw, Tapia, R Guzman

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Shaw, Laureano, Urshela

      • Mex says:
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        Thanks. I’m having trouble letting go of Shaw…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them in some leagues…. Guzman, Laureano

      • Mex says:
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        14 team, mixed league Roto…if that changes things

  13. Spazz says:
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    20 teams trade cole Calhoun for Giolito thanks.

    • Cram It says:
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      Giolito

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  14. Snacks Zillion says:
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    12 team h2h need these rp’s ranked ros please. Neris, Barnes, Elias? The Belichek like use of Neris/Barnes is driving me nutz like NE football rb’s-

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I like that order

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  15. Houy says:
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    One gotta go

    J. McCann
    Alfaro
    Jansen

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      McCann for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  16. bacca72 says:
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    5×5 obp 12 team.

    1. I have basically every other rookie callup thanks to razzball but now I don’t know where to go. Drop hiura, B Rodgers, choo, D Murphy, a riley for yordan?

    2. I know you didn’t like him to begin with but if you didn’t say to drop him above what are we doing with Daniel Murphy?

    3. Thinking of opening 2 pitcher spots to stream. Drop musgrove and Corbin Martin? Other choices are M Perez, canning. Waivers has guys like bassitt, Turnbull.

    • Free Yordan says:
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      10 team AL only 5 x 5 dynasty roto league. Who should I drop between Ronny Rodriguez, Ryon Healy (last year of his contract), or Willie Callhoun? My weakest category is SB not sure if that impacts your decision. Thanks for the help?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Healy

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Choo for Yordan
      2. Depends on your other options but lean hold
      3. I’d stream the Corbin Martin and/or Canning spots

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Agree with DT

      2. Gotta hold for now

      3. Agree with DT

  17. Kelley says:
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    Please rank these 2b, kendrick, la stella, moose, forsythe, schoop. Thank you

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Moose, Schoop, La Stella, Kendrick for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moose…..La Stella

  18. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    ***bulk Alert***

    Cole opening for the Angels, Felix Pena who has been $$ lately will be the bulk.
    Mets starting Gagnon who is likely to go 2-3 innings. Look for Wilmer Font to get 3ish innings behind him, likely.

    I’m trying to hold all these guys in a 12 team mixed league, but if you were going to drop one, which would it be: Strahm, Boyd, Matz, Woodruff, Rich Hill? Thanks!!

  19. Ellis says:
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    Giolito or Lyle’s

    Thank you!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Giolito

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Giolito

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  20. Trill says:
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    I’m in a 12 team points league that rewards holds as well as saves. Here’s my bullpen

    SP: Flaherty
    SP: Marquez
    SP: Luchessi
    SP: Ed-Rod
    SP: Ray
    SP: C. Smith
    SP: Strahm
    SP: Wheeler

    RP: Romo
    RP: Buttrey
    RP: L. Jackson
    RP: Cishek
    RP: Holland

    IL: Glasnow

    Right now I’m able to utilize 5 relievers in my lineup because Romo has Starter eligibility. (My leagues uses SP and RP slots, not P slots)

    Based on my current lineup, and my league rewarding holds, what adjustments would you make? Would you continue to hold 5 relievers?

    Here are some free agents

    Starters

    Skaggs
    Leake
    Duffy
    Irvin
    Thornton
    Plutko
    Lynn

    Relievers

    Robles
    LeClerc
    Beeks
    Barlow

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d try Leclerc over Buttery

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  21. Coriell says:
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    Bieber’s start is ranked #1 on the Top 100 Starts! That guy also won me my week in my 12 Team H2H League! But what the hell is wrong with Thor, Grey? His numbers look great but always has sub par outings!

    • Cram It says:
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      Good stuff, Frenchy. Good stuff.

      • Coriell says:
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        Go back to your Moms basement, Cram

        • Cram It says:
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          Good one Frenchy!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Without looking into it, he must not be locating

  22. kilkennybrian says:
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    10 team, 5×5 roto league

    I’m lacking a 2B (using Marwin Gonzalez right now)
    I was offered my Matt Olson for KMarte? Should I take Marte or just hold and use Marwin/Streams?

    Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      Sure, Marte

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram, it’s fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  23. Prospect apocalypse says:
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    Hiura and alvarez are on my wire in an 11 team 5×5 obp keeper league. Would u drop any of the below guys for them?

    H.dozier, winker, mcneil, a.hicks

    • Kelly Denzik says:
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      id drop winker and mcniel for those two

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Kelly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  24. Jeffrey Gilden says:
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    Good morning Grey –

    A few questions as we ste rosters for the week.

    1) What are your thoughts on Kingery? Is he worth an add in a UTIl spot?
    2) Is Wilson Ramos worth keeping? I picked up Vazquez for this week and have Ramos on the becn.
    3) I’m playing against a guy who stacks relievers -it’s a Saves + Holds league. I’m thinking about picking up a reliever who won’t kill my ratios and might get a save or hold chance here or there. Any of these worthwhile: Winkler, D Hernandez, Junior Guerra, Robles, Elias?
    4) If I do this I’ll have to bench a starter. I have Snell (@CLE) and Berrios (v CHW), and also the followig guys with two starts: Odorizzi (@ LAA, v CHW), Turnbull (v MIA, @ NYM), Happ (@BAL, @KC), Paddack (v ARZ, @TOR). Suggestions?

    Thanks, as always.

    Jeff

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) Over who?
      2) Wouldn’t own two catchers if I didn’t have to
      3) Elias, Robles
      4) I’d bench odorizzi if you go RP route

      • Jeffrey Gilden says:
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        Thanks, DT.

        For Q1, I’d drop one of the catchers probably. My current MIs are Chavis, Nicky Lopez, and Hiura (yeah, it’s been that kind of a year) with Shaw on the IL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sure
      2. Agree with DT
      3. Robles
      4. Agree with DT

      • Jeffrey Gilden says:
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        Thank you! I agree that having two catchers isn’t good. Should I hang on to Ramos or give Vasquez a shot?

  25. asdfasdf says:
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    Hey, which guy would you bench this week? It’s a points league, so 2-start pitchers are all the rage.

    Darvish vs. PHI, vs. CIN – looked much better in his last start
    Flaherty vs. ATL
    Woodruff vs. PHI

    I’m actually leaning towards benching Flaherty, even though I had the highest expectations for him this year…Darvish gets 2 starts and Woodruff has been killing it for a few weeks now. thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d bench Woodruff but it’s a coin flip really

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These are all home? I’d bench Woodruff

  26. Billy Loverocket says:
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    Someone in my league cut Giolito. Would you drop Mikolas to pick him up?

    • William Hung says:
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      Yes

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yep

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  27. Release Yordan says:
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    Who should I drop in a 10 team AL only 5 x 5 dynasty Ronny Rodriguez, Ryon Healy, or Willie Callhoun? I lose Healy after this year if that helps at all.

    Thanks for the help!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d lose Ronny Rod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Healy

  28. Thundergunn says:
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    Pab – Lo – LOL

    Should I just own Mahle at this point or continue to use SON? 14 team mixed

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Depends on bench size, moves limits, etc

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly worth owning

  29. Corleone says:
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    ey
    I’m trying to piece together some saves.
    Rostered: osuna, parker, cishek, and givens
    Would you dump any for these? Please rank the FA
    Elias, Robles, Jefferies, and Romo

    Thank you in advance for your help.
    Greg Swindell reference…nice!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly go Romo over Givens, but could hold

  30. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Grey!

    16 team H2H weekly points league…

    Who should I start this week?

    Util spot:

    Willie Calhoun 3x Vs SEA and 3x @ LAA or

    Matt Olson 3x @ CLE and 3x Vs SEA

    SP spot:

    Berrios Vs CHW or

    Bieber Vs TB

    2B spot (while Altuve on IL)

    Marwin Gonzalez 3x Vs CHW and 3x @LAA or

    Ryan McMahon 3x @BAL and 3x @ PIT

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Olsom, Bieber, Marwin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  31. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Hey Grey,

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

    I need to drop someone to bring Trea back into my lineup, drop R. Laureano ?

    Also, you see any swaps from the wire below, anyone worth picking up ? I feel like there are a lot of great names on the wire (high upside & young talent) but find it hard to narrow down the worth while players to grab.

    Waiver:
    HIT – J. Soler, S. Kingery, R. McMahon, M. Cabrera, C. Hernandez, J. Martinez, M. Kepler, M. Franco, K. Calhoun, D Smith Jr., R. Rodriguez, R. Healy, W. Flores, K Schwarber, E. Sogard, J. Reddick, C. Biggio (NA), B. Hamilton, , I. Happ (NA), D. Dietrich, M. Garver (10-DL), H. Pence, A.J. Pollock (10-DL), L. Forsythe, C.J. Cron,

    SP – M. Fiers, S. Alcantara, T. Mahle, L. Lynn, J. Urena, W. Miley, G. Sparkman, D. Duffy, B. Honeywell (NA), D. Bundy, Z. Gallen (NA), S. Cease (NA), M. Kelley, J. Chacin, N. Pivetta (NA), S. Newcomb (NA), M. Wacha, A. DeScalfani, D. Pomeranz,

    RP – C. Kimbrel (NA), S. Kelley (DL), A.J. Minter, J. Leclerc, M. Givens, D. Robertson, B. Parker, E. Pagan, M. Barnes

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

    SP – C. Carrasco
    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – W. Buehler
    RP – K. Jansen (RP)
    RP – R. Braiser (RP)
    P – K. Giles (RP)
    P – W. Davis (RP)
    BN – J. Musgrove
    BN – M. Perez
    BN – K. Gibson
    DL – J. Paxton (10-DAY)
    DL – A. Heaney (10-DAY)

    Thanks bud
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Laureano

      Mahle over Gibson

  32. Papa Jean Segura says:
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    Nicky Lopez or Amed Rosario ROS in a 12-team 6×5 H2H league. Hits and Average count.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lopez

  33. Pizza5788 says:
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    please rank Kingery Tapia Renfroe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Different things, Tapia, Renfroe

  34. The Other JC says:
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    Saves and holds are separate categories. I have Robles, L Jackson and Neris in my pen. Parker and Cishek on the wire. Parker gets holds and saves while I wonder if Cishek could be the 8th inning guy once Pedro is back….or he could keep the closer role I imagine. Don’t trust Jackson but getting saves now. Would you add one or both wire guys if you had to drop Mallex, Mazara, Myers or McNeil. 12 teamer, H2H league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McNeil, Mazara for both

      • The Other JC says:
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        Keep two out of G Polanco, McNeil, Mazara, and A Riley. Ten hitting cats. 12 teamer if that helps,

        Thank you.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Riley, flip a coin, Polanco

          • The Other JC says:
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            I grabbed Polanco cuz he was a stealing fool in rehab games. Now nothing! Why risk injury in the minors running if you are going station to station in the games that count. Ugh

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, yeah, no idea

  35. anon says:
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    hey Razzballers – I’m in need of some help managing my roster

    12-team ESPN H2H with DAILY lineup moves.

    C-McCann
    1B-Gallo
    2B-Muncy
    3B-Dozier
    SS-Story
    OF-Trout
    OF-Benintendi
    OF-Domingo Santana
    UTIL-Mondessi
    UTIL-Pederson
    BENCH-Dahl

    SP- German Marquez
    SP-Flaherty
    P-Ryu
    P-Luke Weaver
    P-Fried
    P-Blake Parker
    RP-Luke Jackson
    RP-wade Davis
    RP-Neris
    B-Corbin Martin
    B-Canning
    B-Porcello
    B-Lucchesi

    I have Eloy Jiminez on the IL who I need to be activating soon, Hiura was dropped and is on waivers, and Aguilar is out in the free agency pool as well. What moves should I make? Wondering if I should drop Dahl or Pederson (or maybe even Domingod?) or one of those starting pitchers, or maybe even a closer to get in on those bats.

    Thank you in advance for the help!

    • WhiteRabbit says:
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      you could lose a pitcher (prob luchessi) for bats like that. I would try to package Peterson/Dahl to get one player and open another spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin for Hiura

  36. Vash says:
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    jason kipnis….is he becoming viable again? I look at some of his “inside” numbers and he seems to be lining up what he was 3 years ago. I could be wrong, but any insight on him?

    Trent Thornton…are we seeing something emerging, or he’s simply a streamer option?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kipnis is getting lucky and has a .224 AVG

      Trent had two great matchups this week, Streamonator pointed that out last Monday

  37. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    First world probelms Who do you start this week in an H2h league. I can only start 2 of them

    Mondesi, Muchado, Trea Turner, or Correa

    • William Hung says:
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      Machado & Trea

    • bigbear says:
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      Did your league consolidate another team into yours? :)

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        Lol I missed the draft but pre-loaded my rankings based on Grey Ranking i have crazy hitters but not so great pitching. even with my weak pitching i’m still tied for first place. I need to make one more trade or hope for good ambulance chaser move.

        Naveaz, freddie freeeman, Alibiew, Suarez, Trea Turner, Acuna, Bellinger, Dahl, Machado
        Correa, Mondesi, Giancario Stanton.

        Pithcers are beiber, lucchesi, corbin martin, david price, luke weaver, wade davis blake treinen, shane green, kimbrel

        i just traded corey seager for price and trinen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Hung

  38. Swill says:
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    Here’s my bullpen

    12 team roto

    Starters

    Flaherty
    Marquez
    Ed-Rod
    Strahm
    Paddack
    Fried
    C. Smith
    Gibson

    IL: Glasnow

    Relievers

    Romo
    Giles
    Cishek
    L. Jackson

    Would you make any moves?

    Here are some free agents

    Starters

    Luchessi
    Skaggs
    C. Martin
    Irvin
    Duffy
    Gio
    Thornton
    Duffy

    Relievers

    Walden
    Castillo
    Robles
    Pressley
    Britton
    Kahnle
    Buttrey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly lose GIbson for best SP matchup —

      • Mex says:
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        If I’m reading streamanotor correctly(which definitely might be the case), Gibson is ranked pretty high…I was thinking of streaming him this week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then go for it, I don’t know their matchups

  39. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Grey –

    Finding myself in a weird situation this week – I need to bench one of these pitchers in a shallow H2H league:

    Marquez @Pit, v Bal
    Paddack v Ari, @ Tor
    Snell @ Cle

    Leaning Marquez, thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Paddack

  40. Dongo says:
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    I own these batters

    Riley
    Greg Polanco
    Chavis
    Franmil

    Would you make any moves? I need runs

    Odor
    Schwarber
    Hiura
    Rodgers
    Nicky Lopez
    Willie Calhoun
    Aledmys
    Yandy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  41. Fitzhongo says:
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    Which catcher would you pick up for Alfaro

    Jansen
    J. McCann
    Vazquez
    Phegley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vazquez

  42. Blaster says:
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    Ryan Brasier, Jose Alvarado, or Diego Castillo for saves?

    • William Hung says:
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      Brasier is definitely last – Brasier might as well not have shown up last night as Barnes and Workman got the 8th and 9th respectively

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alvarado

      • William Hung says:
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        Every time someone asks a TB-related question with saves I picture you jumping up and down going “Alvarado/Castillo” like Ace Venture went “Finkle/Einhorn” – except there’s no revelation that causes you to cry while taking a cold shower

  43. Adam says:
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    Can you rank these guys by highest upside for this year?
    Yordon Alverez, Oscar Mercado, Nicky Lopez, Brendan Rodgers, Nick Senzel

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Senzel, Rodgers

  44. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h OPS
    Thinking of picking up Yordan Alvarez. Would you drop Hunter Renfroe (bench bat) or hold?

    • bobbo says:
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      could drop WIllie Calhoun instead of Renfroe as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Renfroe

  45. jbona3 says:
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    Grey and Razzball at large, I was offered this over the weekend in my keeper auction league: my Dahl ($7) and Brendan Rodgers ($2) for Eloy ($4), prices go up by $5 each year.

    I’m building for next year, but this feels like an overpay to me; thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  46. Dave Funnell says:
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    I have a glutton on 2B and SS and MI for only four total spots:

    Altuve, Tatis, Mondesi, N. Lopez, Rodgers, Chavis.

    Was thinking kid trading one of them. There is some interest in Rodgers. How does this deal look?

    I get Verdugo, Flaherty
    I give Rodgers, Laureano

    I value Rodgers as higher than Verdugo in a keeper due to his position and Coors.

    Thoughts?

    • The Eye of Horus says:
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      Take Flaherty. Too bad you lose Rodgers, but it’s worth it.

      • Dave Funnell says:
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        With Tatis and Mondesi I think it makes one of these expendable. Getting Verdugo back too helps ease the pain I think.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flaherty

  47. Murph says:
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    Grey!
    Thanks to you Ive gotten guys like Bieber and Glasnow – so I offer my appreciation!
    Save speculation – hold Pedro Strop or cut him for Brandon Workman, Hunter Strickland, Pat Neshak or Ty Buttrey?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  48. Danny Almonte says:
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    Sup grey
    Deep league fishing + limited FA moves. I can only make 5 more moves all season so if I make an add, I need a solid floor and want to roster him all year. Would you go with Davies or Bassitt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither, hold your moves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If you absolutely have to, Davies

      • Danny almonte says:
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        Thanks, I’ll hold. U da man.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  49. Big Ticket says:
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    Thanks Grey!! Reading Razz is a daily habit. Have a question that’s going to sound crazy, but hear me out … Shallow league with OBP & SLG instead of AVG & HR. My 1B/CI/U is full with Cron, Bellinger, Suarez, Votto (Bryant at 3B). Votto’s OBP/SLG is sitting at 323/340. Cron is 325/533. At what point does Votto become droppable? Seems like shallow enough that I can use that spot for streaming hitters in Wednesday’s/Sunday’s and SP the rest of the time. Time to cut him loose or hold out for a resurgence?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Drop Votto

  50. jose says:
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    Morning Grey!

    I don’t even want to look at Gibson’s 5th inning ERA. I’ll take your guess as gospel and move along.

    Visited this the other day, but one more time with Jimenez coming off the IL today. Any obvious drops here? May end up riding Jimenez on the IL for a week to see if the situation resolves itself. 10 team, H2H, points, keep 25

    C. Astudillo
    1B. Freeman
    2B. Albies
    3B. Bryant
    SS. Correa
    LF. Acuna
    CF. Senzel
    RF, Betts
    Util. Turner
    Util. Suarez
    Util. Brantley

    3 Bench spots are occupied by extra pitching

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s gotta be bad, has to be

      Is that Justin Turner? He’s the 1st one off your team

      • jose says:
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        Sorry, Trea Turner. Dropped Justin Turner last week when Trea came off IL…

  51. Lindorphins says:
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    Drop Tapia or Hiura to activate Eloy?

    • The Eye of Horus says:
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      Drop tapia

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Horus

  52. William Hung says:
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    Both Hunter Dozier and Matt Carpenter were dropped in my league – should I give either a look over Hiura? Standard 5-cats with Ks and OBP as well…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carp

  53. john1689 says:
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    Would you deal Rizzo for Corbin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair, I would not

  54. Kingslayer says:
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    Drop Oscar Mercado or Ramon Laureano for Niko Goodrum?

    • Kingslayer says:
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      It’s an AL Only league and these are back ups but I like Niko’s positional flexibility.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mercado

  55. Alex says:
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    I’m seeking a diagnosis of my team in a 12 team h2h, 6×6 keeper league. Currently in first place, but wondering if I need to strengthen any aspects.

    1) Is my pitching built to last? I could grab Mahle
    2) Should I drop the streamer spot, grab Yordan?
    3) Which outfielder would you try to deal first after picking up Yordan?

    C – Alfaro
    1B – Voit
    2B – Chavis
    3B – Bregman
    SS – Mondesi
    OF – Benintendi
    OF – Hoskins
    OF – D. Santana
    UTIL – Robles
    Bench – S. Marte, Nelson Cruz

    P – Berrios, Boyd, Kikuchi, Musgrove, Paddack, Giolito, Lucchesi (streamer spot)
    RP – Parker, Robles, Wade Davis
    IL – Paxton, Glasnow

    • Alex says:
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      Update: I grabbed Yordan for $3. Time to make a deal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Looks ok 2. Ok 3. Marte, Cruz and/or Domingo

  56. The Eye of Horus says:
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    Grey, I need to drop either Garrett Hampson or Tyler O’Neil in a dynasty league. Who goes? Is it close? I’m probably in need of power more than speed, but I’ll take the best player.
    thanks,!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson

  57. Dun says:
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    Marwin over Eloy or Ohtani? No needs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  58. aardvark says:
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    Would you give boegarts and a guy like buxton for trea turner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes for SBs

      • aardvark says:
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        What about in points league?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

  59. Sea Hags says:
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    Good morning, Grey!

    Who do you like better the rest of the season? Eduardo Escobar or Jorge Polanco? Thinking of shopping one, but having a hard time deciding who to keep and who to shop….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  60. Mo with the gimpy leg says:
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    Looks like Eloy will b back today. I’ve been trying to make a trade to open up a spot but haven’t had any accepted. Gonna need to drop one of Joc, Puig, JoMart, DJL, Lastella,or E.Escobar? I’ve been using a platoon of DLM and Lastella at 2b so was hesitant to drop one of them. It’s 12tm H2H redraft with OBP. I was thinking Joc ?

    • Mo with the gimpy leg says:
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      I mean platoon of DjL and Lastella at 2b

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DLM

  61. kilkennybrian says:
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    Robot hates Odorizzi @LAA (-4.8)
    Start or sit in 12 teamer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m starting him

  62. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Griffin Canning over lucchessi? Hiura was picked up and dropped…. not sure what you think of Hiura in points league… over Nicky Lopez? I have Chavis… could drop Diego Castillo or Luke Jackson..

    Im waiting on picking back up LeClerc for one more performance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Lucchesi over Canning

      Hiura over Lopez

      Why are you dropping RPs?

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        weekly lock in points league… two slots. i have three Rps looking for streaming starts. Thanks I’ll hold on lucchessi. How how are you feeling about Dahl…. Im still holding…. if i drop this guy or even trade him he will go off.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Have to hold Dahl until they go to Coors

  63. Steeve Nadeau says:
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    Rank please: Verdugo, C Frazier, W Calhoun and LaStella (more safe choice) thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      La Stella, Calhoun

  64. TC says:
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    Tim Anderson and what level pitcher to get Mondesi? I was thinking Boyd while his value is still higher. Thoughts? Would that be an upgrade for me?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maeda, Matz, Morton, non-M SPs in that range?

  65. bigbear says:
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    Two praise reports: 1. I won’t be asking any more Daniel Murphy questions. 2. Cut him to activate Treat. Halleberrylujah!

    ROS: Giolito or Gibson? Leaning toward Giolito with FOMO…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, big drop

      Giolito

  66. Jeremy Burke says:
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    Im hoping a Kevin from ESPN movie or sit com is in the works.
    Can you rank ROS?
    Giolito, Fried, Weaver, Boyd
    Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      Giolito, Fried, Weaver — that order, I guess

  67. James Bolger says:
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    What is the ideal roster configuration for a 12 team redraft league between Bench Bats, SP’s & RP’s? How many players would you carry in each category?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe one bench bat if you have to, preferably none

      6-7 SPs, rest RPs

  68. stayinhot says:
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    I’m pretty stoked that Kevin from ESPN has started making a appearances again. The “Get him in your lineup department” must have been on hiatus……. a bit like Robbie Rays quality starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  69. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey 12 Team H2H Categories

    Could you rank these 4 please.

    W. Calhoun, Tapia, Mercado, B. Hamilton

    With a P.S. – Is Hamilton worth keeping just for his SB potential?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tapia, Calhoun, Hamilton

      I guess

  70. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey –

    1. Bench 1 from the below group please!

    Domingod ($10 tron but cool lately)
    Tapia ($3 but also cool and k-ing a bunch)
    W Calhoun ($0.4 but idk how tron does with fresh call ups)

    2. Start [email protected] ($9+) over Woodruff v PHI ($7.7) and Nola @CHC ($6)?

    3. Do you think Alvarado has a firmer grasp on closer role after that Diego Castillo implosion yesterday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Calhoun

      2. Wow, those #’s surprise me… I’d sit Lucchesi 3. Yes

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        2. Right?! I don’t love the other matchups, but Lucchesi doesn’t feel stellar either. Nola #s are much higher for his next start after cubs.

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Cubs is a terrible matchup for anyone

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Great if wind is blowing in, but if wind blowing out, it can make it impossible

            • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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              True. Any windy day they could have one of those random 17 run games led by like 5rbi from Albert almora

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Exactly, so what do you do?!

                • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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                  Well for this instance I decided to avoid the issue entirely and start Alvarado as my 3rd closer for the week instead hahah.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Prolly smart thinking

  71. Gotime says:
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    Is it worth starting Price and EdRod in a H2H cats weekly league (@Tor @Hou) or bench for Ryu @ PIt and Buttery extra save chances

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ryu, Buttery

      • Gotime says:
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        Thanks! Also own Muncy and Walker for 1B, hold Walker or drop for Daniel Murphy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Murphy

  72. Matt says:
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    10 team ESPN ROTO standard scoring

    1. Start Luke Weaver and J.A. Happ today?

    2. Pick up Alfaro and drop James McCann?

    3. Clev worth stashing? Roster is kind of tight with only one 1 IL spot. Rather stream pitcher but his back concerns me.

    Thank you Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Against who? 2. If you must 3. Yes

      • Matt says:
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        1. Weaver @ Padres (Paddack), and J.A. Happ @ Orioles (Cashner)

        2. Drop Giolito/Martin Perez to stream Darvish @ Philidelphia (Arrieta)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          1. Weaver 2. Nah

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Perez for Yu if in Wrigley

  73. zombie says:
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    Great Monday recap! Thanks. Limited moves league , so ROS, Cron or Aguilar? With moves at a premium, worth dropping one for the other? Thanks again!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

  74. Hugman says:
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    Yo homie!
    When you said Reynaldo was a streamy call he was like +4 or 6 or something. I saw he was -4 yesterday. I said, “yeah Streamy. And Happ is ever a +$20 guy this year” and I started Lopez anyway.

    I LOVE Streamy and am using it all year, but there are a couple pitchers it always likes when it shouldn’t, like Happ, haha. And there are guys who look like they’re breaking out but are never good streamy buys like Zach Davies. Speaking of Davies, are the regression fairies coming for him or what?!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Regression Fairies are outside Davies house ready to redecorate his ass

  75. Justin Ralph says:
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    Is this the year to punt saves in leagues with limited moves? Chasing the weekly closers is crushing me. Now I have Brasier, Robles and Parker. They don’t get enough saves to win the week and my starting pitching is coming up short in Ks and wins. In your opinion would I be better served to drop them for Woodruff, Canning and Mahle (or something like that)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t punt, but can lose Brasier for Woodruff

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        Ok thanks I did that. Hold on to Parker and Robles for now?

        • Justin Ralph says:
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          Also Drop Kyle Gibson or Zach Eflin for Woodruff?

          • Justin Ralph says:
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            Can also add Dallas Kuechel for one of those two. Im assuming he will be signed around June 3rd.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t like Keuchel even if he’s on a team

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Gibson

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  76. Cale Tesch says:
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    Since it doesn’t appear anyone had looked at Kyle Gibson for you, the 5th inning is rough, but not as bad as the 6th…

    (I’m hoping copy and paste formatting looks ok when I click post)

    Split G IP ER ERA
    1st inning 9 9 1 1.00
    2nd inning 9 9 2 2.00
    3rd inning 9 9 4 4.00
    4th inning 9 9 1 1.00
    5th inning 9 8.1 9 9.72
    6th inning 6 5 7 12.60
    7th inning 1 1 1 9.00

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA, he’s so terrible later in games… I guess I should’ve said 5+ IP ERA

  77. Marty the Celery Salesman says:
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    H2H points this week:
    2B: Murphy or LaStella?
    3B: Turner (5 games) or Riley or LaStella?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Murphy — Turner

  78. THE JU says:
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    Will cessa be up with in the next 30 day do you think?
    What about mountcastle? Im holding bpth in my 12 keeper /auction league. Im in 2nd place and been in first mpst of the season. I could hold for another month if they are coming up afterwords. I am thinking about dropping cessa when Jimmy nelson gets of the d.l. Or i can drop gio because im dropping desclafani for gio tonite.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think so, but it’s a gamble/waiting game

  79. Jedi says:
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    Grey,

    Buxton or Braun until Conforto comes back from the DL?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buxton

  80. Marty the Celery Salesman says:
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    Also, would you roll with

    Tanaka vs. Bundy @BAL
    or
    Boyd vs. Richards @DET

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tanaka

  81. Rob F says:
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    Let’s talk speculative saves before the trade deadline. The Giants, BJ’s, O-birds, WSox, should all be trading their closers. In a very competitive league that suffers from the Saves virus, which 8th inning pitcher would you be adding in anticipation of a closer being moved?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moronta, Biagni, Herrera or Watson

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: I wouldn’t be surprised if the Giants, in that scenario, would actually pick Melancon to close (if he’s not traded as well) over Moronta

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, could be him too

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Also don’t think Smith it going anywhere but I don’t know his contract

            • Rob F says:
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              Smith is signed through 19… FA in 2020 bruh…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Ah, okay, then he’s likely gone

  82. Bronxie says:
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    2 things

    Would you pick up LeClerc over one these relievers

    Romo
    Giles
    Cishek
    L. Jackson

    Would you pick up Jansen over Alfaro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      Nope

      • William Hung says:
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        Though not right now, I’d speculate that LeClerc is going to be the closer again by week’s end and at that point, I’d swap out Cishek for him

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That works

          • Bronxie says:
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            Cool. Out of LeClerc, Buttrey, and Cishek, which guy would you drop in a points league?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Leclerc

  83. Chad Bowling says:
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    12-team roto

    Any reason to hold on to Swarzak or Pagan for saves or should I drop them for Buttrey (for saves) and Gausman (for wins)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop both

  84. Quill says:
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    Best streamer for the week

    Gibson vs CWS
    Luchessi @ TOR
    Skaggs vs TEX
    Martin vs CWS
    Duffy vs NYY
    Gio vs CIN
    Irvin @ CHC
    Thornton vs SD

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin

    • Chucky says:
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      Gio v Cincinnati

  85. William Hung says:
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    My pitching is a bit of a mess right now cause I got fed up with the lack of SVs and went off the deep end of the SAGNOF pool. My pitching right now is:

    SP – Martin Perez, Marquez, Fried, Hendricks, Flaherty
    SAGNOF – Romo, Castillo/Alvarado, Holland, Neris, Elias, & LeClerc (I don’t think Martin is going see or convert a SV oppo until LeClerc is back to being named closer)

    Is Elias the first man gone to pick up a streamer? I’m looking to stream Strahm this week. Also, Darvish was dropped – do you think he’ll overcome his BBitis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Strahm over Elias immediately

      • William Hung says:
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        And what are your thoughts on Darvish? Is he worth speculating on to stash (prob drop a bench bat or another one of my SAGNOFs), or take a wait and see approach with his BBs all wonky?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Worth stashing, he had a great outing last time out, no BBs

  86. lwomack58 says:
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    Best 3rd baseman-Kingery, Y. Diaz, H. Kendrick, Urshela or Marwin Gonzalez.

    Thank you for your help.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marwin

      • lwomack58 says:
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        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  87. Brill says:
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    Choose two

    Parker
    Romo
    LeClerc
    Cishek

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cishek, whoever… Romo I guess

  88. Cops says:
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    Rank em

    Cishek
    Parker
    Buttrey
    LeClerc

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cishek, Butt

  89. Eddie the Mush says:
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    Which 2B is most worthy of a start this week?

    Schoop – CWS and @LAA (6 games)
    OR
    LeMahieu – @BAL and @KC (7 games)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      LeMahieu

  90. Jayrod says:
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    Grey!

    We need a bobblehead of you and that beautiful mooostache on the Iron Throne!

    You actively trying to acquire Jose LeClerc? I’ve got an offer in AL Only ROTO 5×5 8tms

    Healy for LeClerc?

    Not worth it? Even with Seager on the mend for SEA?

    Thanks,
    -Jarrod

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why don’t we have that Jayrod?

      Healy for LeClerc works for me

  91. jander819 says:
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    Grey,

    What % of my remaining FAAB should I throw at Hiura and Rodgers respectively? 14 team 5×5 mixed.

    One caveat is no $0 bids so once I’m out I’m stuck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How much do you have?

      • jander819 says:
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        $60 out of $100 to start the year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hiura $6, Rodgers $6 that order if you really need one to be starting every day…Reverse if bench bat

  92. Fogimon says:
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    A bit worried about the Spingers in George’s back. Prayer hexagon please?

    I know the Stros are saying day to day, but this smells of a “don’t rush him back” deal. Do you start him for the week and hope?

    Alternatives are Nicky L and Odor. =(

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forming prayer hexagon as we speak

      Start him

  93. Fogimon says:
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    Trusting Luis Castillo @ MIL this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  94. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. What’s your take on springer this week? He is definitely sitting today but think he makes it back later this week?

    Hiura – 2 vs cin, 3 vs phi
    Springer – 4 vs cws, 3 vs bos (definitely sitting today)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start Springer, don’t think you can bench him unless announced to the IL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Barnes, Kikuchi

  95. Matt says:
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    Hey Grey ,

    Eric Hosmer or Carlos Santana ROS ?

    Thanks !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana

  96. TJ says:
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    Would you drop Tapia for Yordan?
    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d giddy that up if Tapia was a bench bat

  97. But says:
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    You worried about Holland?

  98. nitro says:
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    My team is VERY Shortstop full. HTH 12 team points forever keeper league….
    Have:
    Machado
    Tatis
    Story
    B Rodgers
    Didi (IL)

    SHould I try to get a top ten SP for Machado? Any other advice?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodgers for something?

      Tatis for a top 15 arm?

      Don’t love trading Machado for a top 10 SP

      • nitro says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  99. Yoon says:
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    Cishek or Buttrey ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cishek

  100. Otis says:
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    Jose Martinez or Willie Calhoun in a h2h points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ma

  101. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    Good lordy, the rest days are so out of control these days. Vlad is smoking hot right now, so let’s go ahead and sit him, can’t have him play 10 straight games!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, makes total sense

    • Fogimon says:
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      20 yr olds need their sleep.

      Damn millenials. Back in our day we had to hike 5 miles through the swamp just to get to practice, shag fly balls and pitch them back to ourselves said Chipper Jones.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hiking right now with Chipper Jones

    • Al KOHOLIC says:
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      Didn’t see this post when I just posted about the same thing. 20-25 year old kids for real

  102. Db says:
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    Diego castillo or eikoff @milwaukee

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Diego

  103. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I am looking to add a couple of minor leaguers. I am not sure about Garrett Hampson. I have him stashed but not sure if he is worth keeping in my minor leaguers. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson or who?

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        this is my minor league system:

        C Josh Breaux (NYY)
        C Anthony Seigler (NYY)
        2B/SS Garrett Hampson (COL)
        2B/SS Nick Madrigal (CWS)
        2B Luis Urias (SD)
        3B Alec Bohm (PHI)
        3B Triston Casas (BOS)
        SS Royce Lewis (MIN)
        SS Kevin Maitan (LAA)
        OF Yordan Alvarez (HOU)
        OF Jake McCarthy (ARI)
        OF Parker Meadows (DET)
        OF Mickey Moniak (PHI)
        OF Raimfer Salinas (NYY)
        SP/LHP Braxton Garrett (MIA)
        SP/LHP Mackenzie Gore (SD)
        SP/LHP Matthew Liberatore (TB)
        SP/LHP Shane McClanahan (TB)
        SP/RHP JB Bukauskas (HOU)
        SP/RHP J.T. Ginn (LAD)
        SP/RHP Hunter Greene (CIN)
        SP/RHP Tristan McKenzie (CLE)
        SP/RHP Ryan Weathers (SD)
        SP/RHP Cole Winn (TEX)

  104. surfer dude says:
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    Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts for ROS:

    pls choose 1 from A and B

    A) Cron or P.Alonso, Olsen

    B) D.Santana, W.Calhoun, G.Polonco, Reyes

    pls drop 1 from C

    C) Rodgers, Machado, M.Gonzalez

    As aways – BIG THANK YOU!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Alonso B. Polanco C. Machado

      • Fogimon says:
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        wait, he’s asking who to drop out of Rodgers, Machado, and Marwin?

        Not even in the same hemisphere is Machado. DO NOT DROP

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t think he’s really asking that

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            And if so, it’s Dixon Machado

  105. Fogimon says:
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    I know I promised you it was my last question, but I lied. Grey, I lied!!!

    Need to BENCH 1;

    Dee Gordon (6 games) [email protected], [email protected]
    Tapia (6 games) 3vBAL, [email protected]
    Jesus (5 games) 2vCIN, 3vPHI
    McNeil (7 games) 4vWAS, 3vDET

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn you! Jesus

      • Fogimon says:
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        funny how the exclamation in a different spot sends you straight to hell, where coincidentally Aguilar leads off followed by Shaw, Ender, Odor, Peraza, and Mullins.

        Oh wait, that was my team after this years draft. Ah well, back to the flames.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I own those guys still in NFBC!

  106. sopadopa666 says:
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    14 team mixed. I have an offer of Kingery for Domingo Santana. I can move my MI around and put Whit into the OF. would you take kingery or Domingo ROS? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s not good

  107. Bobby says:
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    Would you trade Leclerc for Riley? I have Yates, Barnes, & Parker for RP and Devers, Chavis at 3B.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  108. trick dad says:
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    10 team salary keeper. H2h points
    Got offered his Hiura for my Chavis. Who would you rather have for the next 5 years?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hiura

  109. OaktownSteve

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    I read a thing two weeks ago how Danny Jansen was out of whack on offense because of the pressure defensively and preparation wise in the majors. Said he was starting to come out of the fog. Bought him for a buck last week and got the homers this week. I’m not saying this will work out to be a thing yet, but is there anything more satisfying than grabbing a player off waivers when you know the person who dropped him was so sick to death of him and then has to watch him perform on another team. It’s like a joy and a schadenjoy all wrapped together.

    Instead of bidding on any of the big guys I grabbed LaStella who not sure why he was dropped, Laureano and I know why he was dropped but I need an OF until Giancarlo is back. Hoping to maybe catch a couple of hot weeks of positive direction regression from Laureano.

    I think the most likely scenario with Riley is he plays the OF until Ender comes back which will coincide with the next Donaldson DL visit and he’ll shift back to 3B.

    I think Kyle Tucker is probably the next Astro bat call up. He’s been hot lately (11 homers, 8 steals) and he’s on the 40 man. And he’s probably earned a shot.

    Also stashed Didi. I think he’s about a month out. If he could get back any of what he had going before he got hurt he could be a big lift on a couple of teams.

    Oaktown Kids made a move up to 2nd in the NFBC 12s. Nice pitching week (Tanaka, Fried, Lyles, Ryu, Bassett): 6W 2S, 1.33, .83 and 60K last week. Lost Conforto though. I’m sure Dr. Met is on the case.

    • OaktownSteve

      OaktownSteve says:
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      also…tremendous headline

      • OaktownSteve

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        oh last thing…bought Robles as well. Over under on saves for him ROS? 15?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I benched Robles this week bc of the Twins

          • OaktownSteve

            OaktownSteve says:
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            The Twins are really good. I shared your pre-season optimism on them. I’m going to go ahead and start Robles this week. Any Catholics out there do that crossy thing for me.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I was able to start Romo instead so I’m obviously covered

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That’s Rudy

        • OaktownSteve

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          I figured. Nice, Rudy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schadenjoy is perfect, thank you

      I grabbed La Stella and Vazquez three weeks ago, and dropped them 2 weeks ago — oopsie!

      I’m worried about Riley, Hiura and Rodgers’s PT

      When do the Oaktown Kids have a column at Razzball?

      • OaktownSteve

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        We should podcast from the ride to school. Today we were arguing about whether or not to start Wheeler. They were all in favor and I was like “I think his ERA is like 70 brazillian against the Nats.” It’s their team though. Luckily I built a special sensory deprevation center where I can go when Wheeler pitches.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Podcast of the Oaktown Kids would be amazing! How do we make this happen?

  110. Db says:
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    Starting Lynn vs mariners?
    Gausman @sf

    Was a h2h player last few years got into nfbc last year 1 team quit half way through said I would never do it again did it this year and I’m in first place by 10 points but my h2h team I’m in last lol.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman

  111. happyharry says:
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    12 team, H2H, 6X6. Hey Grey, Still trying to tighten up MI, finally dropped Cano for Rodgers. However Chavis and others are available…Chavis, Hiura, Diaz, Kipnis, LeMahieu, MarGo, Profar, Peraza?? ty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chavis

  112. Dave Funnell says:
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    Which side in a points keeper league:

    Abreu/Altuve or Meadows/Buxton/P. Alonso

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve/Abreu

  113. Bobby says:
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    Which prospect would you rather have: Hiura or Riley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Riley, flip a coin

  114. sal says:
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    I traded Conforto and Boyd for Josh Bell.. good choice? i felt like i need to upgrade 1st base.. i had ronny rodriguez in there who has been doing ok, but i thought it was worth the upgrade.. which pitcher would you add .. monstas, maeda, or hill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maeda

  115. Lucky Dog says:
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    Dealt Morton & Will Smith for lindor (before this mornings game @ NY) – felt like I did well since I have 5 closers & deep pitching, and Seager isn’t getting it done for me. I’m always 1-2 SB short every week. My trade partner was desperate for SP, and 1 closer short of a bullpen.

    I know Lindor carries risk, but he’s a guy I love having when he’s going good.

    Thoughts?

    Also, I’m starting to feel really good about the Eiley pickup. Kid’s making it look easy. Clearly the call-up rookie to own so far.

    Also also, Notorious DIDi starting rehab assignment & playing in the field. Yanks might be pushing him back quicker than expected. I scooped him up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lindor side, it’s not close

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Yay me!

        The good news is that it looks close to people who overvalue closers & believe Morton will stay at <3 ERA. So it didn’t ruffle any feathers in the league. Will Smith was just another SV dude of my 5. SAGNOF!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  116. Dancin Homer says:
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    Ahhh, Mondays… the 7th best day of the week!

    I added Rodgers to my 12-team 5X5 league last week, but already have Mondesi at SS & have the combo of: Hiura, Merrifield, Carp, & EE to play 1B/2B/ utl spots.

    Would you drop Rodgers for a stream in Strahm or just hold on the upside of Rodgers?

    Cheers to a good week!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I’d go with Strahm

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Thanks Grey.

        Got another question in my 12-team 6×6 (OPS) league:

        Would you drop O. Mercado to stream Lauer on Wednesday?

        Current roster:
        c: Realmuto
        1b: Alonso
        2b: Chavis
        3b: Machado
        ss: Bogearts
        if: Muncy
        of: Trout, Gallo, Pederson
        utl: Hiura
        bn: Mazara, H. Dozier, Mercado

        I’m really only playing him on the short-games days, but am also hurting on speed (assuming he can actually get on base to steal)

        Normally, I’d just drop another SP, but i’m already streaming Wacha for tomorrow’s game and think Lauer will be scooped up before Wednesday morning before I can drop Wacha for him due the + matchup.

        Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  117. Db says:
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    Is stripling an add??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For what? Middle relief? Sure

  118. Nick says:
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    Hi Grey
    Hi DT ,
    Keeper team

    SP : i can get
    Canning over K.Gibson?
    Fiers over Matz?
    RP: i would need holds ; better drop Musgrove or Corbin Martin (or one of the above)? for a HANOF? …Workman BOS

    Batters :

    C. Alfaro
    1B. Goldy
    2B. Fletcher
    3B. Senzel
    SS. T.Turner
    OF. Springer/Acuña/Castellanos
    Util T. Anderson/P.Alonso
    Bench. Aguilar / Dahl / YandyDiaz
    DL Altuve
    NA Luis Urias

    i can get :
    Hunter Dozier 1B/3B
    Franmil Reys / Renfroe / Will-he-call-houn OF
    Luke Voit 1B
    Tommy La Stella 2B
    Willy Adames SS

    how would you improve my team?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Aguilar, Yandy, Gibson for Canning, Voit, Dozier

  119. Scottsteelers says:
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    Thoughts on Buxton for Domingo Santana straight up? Who wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  120. CentralCoastCali says:
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    Master Grey-Joy,

    Two thumbs up as usual. I’d say you’re a near perfect fantasy baseball adviser but looking at that mustache, I shouldn’t inflate your head any more:). Screw it, your typewriting description of the day before is perfect!!!

    Anywho’s: 12 team H2H redraft

    In first place, thank you, mostly me though. always looking to be better, would you target K Bryant at all?

    currently have Bregmen, Chavis, Riley @3B and Acuna, Springer, Blackman and DominGod in OF. Was thinking of offering Santana, B Rodgers and Paddock for Bryant and Maeda?

    Any O-pinions?

    Thank you,
    CCC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks! I’d do that for Bryant/Maeda

  121. motown_magic says:
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    Hey Grey/DT/ All:

    Just curious on your guys’ take on this team. Seems to me a lot of those guys in the 70-120 draft region have been inconsistent/hurt, and those deep sleepers (Paddack, C Smith etc) have been the real gems. Anyway, I am dead last in ERA and WHIP in a 10 team roto. Folty and Darvish are the main culprits. Logic tells me to hold strong here. I am #1 in OBP, Runs, RBIs, and HRs. Do you think i should sell a bat, or remain patient w/ the pitchers I have?
    *Thinking of selling high on Josh Bell or Pete Alonso*
    *Clev on IL, due to come back, just traded for Berrios last week*

    Thanks a ton, really appreciate your work every mornin.

    C – Ramos
    1B – Bellinger
    2B – McNeil (weak spot, thanks Shaw)
    3B – Arenado
    SS – Xander
    1B/3B: Bell
    2B/SS- Jorge Polanco
    OF – Hoskins
    OF – Benny
    OF – Conforto
    OF- Robles
    OF- Puig
    UTIL – Nicky Lopez
    UTIL: Pete Alonso

    P – Berrios, Strasburg, Wheeler, Marquez, Darvish, Folty, Lucchesi (streamer spot)
    RP – Holland, Romo, Luke Jackson
    IL – Clev, Judge

    • motown_magic says:
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      Add Luke Weaver to that list of SPs. Forgot the man. Possibly my most consistent SP this far. Never in a million years would have predicted that back in March.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love Folty or Darvish, but they should be better — I’d sell high on Bell for an arm w/ your team… Bieber?

  122. Matt says:
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    NL Only- With the imminent return of Tatis, I will need to drop 1 later this week: Polanco, Eaton, Braun, Rodgers, Riley.

    Unless Rodgers plays every day this week and goes off, is he the drop? Maybe Eaton or Braun will get hurt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eaton, I guess, but ask again closer

  123. kilkennybrian says:
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    12 team 6×6 OPS
    Ready to move on from DSmithJR.
    Who should I replace him with?
    Kingery, Forsythe, Kepler, Mercado, CWalker, KCalhoun, Sandoval?

    Don’t really have any needs, strong everywhere thus far.

    • Cram It says:
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      Is he killing your bench stats? I’d hold Smith.

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        I’ve been mixing him in, seems like regression has arrived. He’s like 2 for his last 23 or something.

        Might be better grabbing a different hot bat, but a hold makes sense too.

        • Cram It says:
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          None of those guys are particularly hot. But you can try one, I don’t think it’ll make a difference.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

      • kilkennybrian says:
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        I don’t mean to question your ideas, but I’m curious what you see in Walker? He’s mired in a bad slump without track record.

        I suppose his playing is good and it’s a solid lineup and ballpark, but what else? Is there something underlying? (Unlucky, stretch of good pitchers, simply a slump)

        Just curious. Thanks as always.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, prolly droppable too but more untreated in his upside than Smith… cram’s likely right, can just bench since no waivers guys are jumping out

          • kilkennybrian says:
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            Yeah, it’s a deep 12 teamer. Long rosters. Ugly.

  124. Moonraker says:
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    I love Franmil right now. Do you have a take on what’s up with Juan Soto right now? Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Been unlucky, needs to adjust, he’ll be fine, think he just needs to get in a groove, hopefully he’s not injured still

  125. Alps says:
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    Hey Grey
    When Altuve comes back. (Should be this week sometime)
    Who would you drop
    Eaton
    Mercado
    Dahl
    10 team keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mercado

      • Alps says:
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        Thanks Grey
        Much appreciated

  126. Thundergunn says:
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    Was offered Scherzer and Albies for Machado

    I could use the pitching and have chavis for 3b and story for ss

    Don’t love albies though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sounds solid

  127. Gong says:
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    Who do you think produces more once they return from injury? Strickland or Strop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Strop

  128. Riffraff says:
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    Drop Brasier for Workman? (Barnes is gone)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  129. Gary Z says:
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    Hey Grey & DT…

    Was offered Posey and Adam Jones for Jordan Hicks. Austudillo is my catcher, CF is either D. Gordon or Wil Myers.

    Hicks is my only legit closer, thinking about punting the saves category, I do have Barnes/Brazier, Blake Parker

    Would you guys do the trade?

    10 team 8×8 Offense: R, HR, RBI, TB, SB, K, AVG, OPS
    Pitching: W, L, QS, K, ERA, WHIP, Holds, Saves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Gary Z says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • Nightpandas says:
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      I wouldn’t do it

      • Gary Z says:
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        Thanks!

  130. hondo says:
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    I was punting saves but then Hader got turned into a sorta closer.Picked up Luke Jackson last week,think Swarzak is any threat?I was happier when I didn’t have to worry about closers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Swarzak

      • hondo says:
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        I’m just worried he’ll siphon some save ops from Luke.

  131. Nightpandas says:
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    Happy Monday

    We liking Carpenter or Myers for this year in obp?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carp

  132. RICE says:
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    Hey Grey!

    G. Polanco is available. Lose any of the below for him?

    E. Escobar
    Hiura

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eduardo

  133. Steve says:
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    1. Who do you like better as a bench bat:
    McMahon
    Nicky Lopez
    Kyle Tucker (stash)
    2. Have Tatis coming off IL on Fri (hopefully), drop Aguilar, Pence or Question 1 to add him?

    14T OBP daily, h2h

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Tucker 2. Aguilar

  134. Lucky Dog says:
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    By the way, this webpage keeps crashing when trying To post from my phone. Typing will get hell a slow, and then*cough*the page chokes and reloads. Never seen a website glitch like that. You might want to talk to your webmaster. Or, you know, pay him. LOL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do you have ad-free?

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        No, removed my ad-blocker a while back though. Could that be what’s doing it?

  135. Also, not baseball related, but I’ve been meaning to mention – my tiny east bay company done good! Made the cut for Season 9 of Hot Ones!

    No idea who the celeb guests Will be the season… They don’t tell vendors Jack. But it’s pretty damn exciting.

    https://youtu.be/JF6qyIyoQmY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s amazing! Congrats! Please keep us updated if you’re on

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        I am mot but my sauce will be on every episode this season! I think the first one airs on Thursday. It’s crazy exciting.

        Ps – why’s the site keep crashing/reloading when I try to post from my phone? Gah!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That’s amazing! I will watch

          Buy the ad-free

  136. BBHHI says:
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    GrRu,

    Can you give me a sense of how good a prospect Yordan Alvarez is? Does he compare to Eloy Jimenez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s hitting .411 with 18 HRs in Triple-A… That’s Vlad-type #s at Triple-A

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Someone added him a MONTH ago in my league. Gah!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

  137. muskysmell says:
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    Is Woodruff looking like he’s having a breakout season? His peripherals look great, but not sure. Want to get your thoughts.

    Where would you rank him now? Top 40?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Woodruff is having a breakout season, his peripherals look even better than his stats

  138. TC says:
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    Benintendi or Rendon for next 5 years?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi

  139. Willie Mickey and the Duke says:
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    Trade offer to us in 15 team roto. We give Piscotty and get Hiura. We have Kipnis at 2b now. Our of is Riley, Mazzara, Dahl, Acuna and Piscotty with Giancarlo on the il
    Does this make sense? Standard Roto deep league We need steals I offered Mazzara but was turned down

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Love it for you, take Hiura

  140. Gotime says:
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    In a jam trying to clear space with Price back Maeda probably coming off IL next week. Weekly H2H cats league need to lose some players. Which 2 go: Escobar, Castellanos, Riley, Hiura, Tapia, Rich Hill, Lucchesi, Buttrey

  141. EA says:
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    So, I dealt Mondesi for Harper straight up? I love Mondesi but I still have Machado, Tatis, Semien and B Rodgers. I needed OF help. What are your thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s solid, hopefully it works out

  142. Jimmy Suitcase says:
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    Grey – was just offered Benintendi for my Kris Bryant… 14 teamer, 5×5 roto. I’m currently sitting in 5th with 82 points with the following points in offensive categories:
    -R: 6
    -HR: 5
    -RBI: 6
    -SB: 5.5
    -AVG: 5

    Offense has been trending up, but what’s your take on that trade? I also own Bogaerts, Chavis, and Vasquez so adding Benny would give me half the Sox lineup. Not sure if that’s a bad thing or not? Thanks as always.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’d hold

  143. Db says:
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    Meadows vs reddick, hill, and @cleveland
    Or
    Reddick vs tbd Monday?, covey, nova, Giolito

    • Db says:
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      Meadows vs Kershaw lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meadows

  144. Penance for Patience says:
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    How many weeks until we give up on Dahl?

    I’m eyeing Gregory Polanco or Vogelbach who have not struck out at 38% as Dahl has in May.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold until he’s home

      • krazyivan says:
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        Home vs. Baltimore. Huzzah!

        • William Hung says:
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          If Baltimore is throwing a lefty out there, expect Dahl to sit

  145. TJ says:
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    Drop Stripling for Jimmy Nelson?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  146. Doug Funny says:
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    I own DeJong & Ryu. Both are top 15 guys right now in my 6×6 league with OPS and K/9. Are you buying their breakouts? Even so, is it worth selling high knowing their injury histories or are they worth riding out. What do you think I could get for either of them if I traded DeJong for a pitcher and Ryu for a hitter? Appreciate the help as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t think either are top 15 guys, I also don’t think anyone’s buying them as top 15 guys

  147. Jax says:
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    Vasquez, Jansen, or Astudillo? Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vazquez

  148. Al KOHOLIC says:
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    Has anyone else noticed that on short days where not all teams are playing and we are trying to get as many starters in our lineups as possible that’s when these managers want to give half of my lineup a day of rest

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup!

  149. Basement Artie says:
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    Any idea when Fla-herty is going to turn into Fla-helpy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, so bad

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Basement Artie, do a lap for that one

      • Basement Artie says:
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        Haha! Sorry!

  150. Ron Swanson says:
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    would you sell high on DeJong or Ryu? Or are they worth holding? If sell high, which SP should i get for DeJong and which bat for Ryu?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  151. Alex says:
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    Would you give S. Marte and M. Boyd for Carrasco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte, it’s fair

  152. krazyivan says:
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    Having fun and getting weird at 0-7 for H2H. I dropped two throw ins from a trade to get Betts for to stream two old geezers…
    Seoul Train and Kendrys Morales. Hittertron likes Morales against the Birds this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  153. Joe Schmo says:
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    Chavis/Cutch or Marte? 5×5 12 team roto keeper. thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marte

  154. Chud says:
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    Dynasty keeper trade offer:

    I give Altuve ($32)/Bieber ($6)

    I get Scherzer ($34)/ Meadows ($5)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Altuve side, but fair

  155. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 Team H2H Categories

    In need of power and don’t want to miss out on Yordan.

    Would you drop Mercado for him? (Already have Hamilton for SBs and crap BA)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  156. 183414 says:
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    The Rockies call up Rodgers, and sit him after he goes 1-8. Rockies and their mgr. rank right up there with the Mets, and worse than the Padres who somehow always manage to have at least 1 o.f. too many. So of course that add France so that Myers makes for a 5th o.f.
    Was never a fan of Buddy Black in San Diego, but he gets a 3 yr. extension because the under achieving Rockies made the playoffs twice. Have they ever advanced in the post season ?
    Definitely 3 of the worst managed teams; that’s mgr., g. mgr., and owner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t argue, it’s ridiculous

      • 183414 says:
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        My 1st hero/idol and my favorite athlete by far in my life is Willie Mays. He started 0-12, and 1-26. He cried to Leo Durocher that he wanted to go home. Leo said “you will play”.
        Hit his 1st home run off of the great Warren Spahn. He hit 18 home runs off of Spahn, the most against ant pitcher, and Spahn’s most h.r.’s against anyone.
        I don’t think there’s an owner or g.mgr. who has the balls to hire someone like Durocher today. Prefer hiring puppets.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Billy Beane started it and everyone followed suit… They’re all puppets to management

          • 183414 says:
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            Because they are all (with minute exceptions) vastly overpaid, and manage to the equivalence to the Mendoza Line.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup

  157. Tavern says:
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    Drop Amed Rosario for either Brendan Rodgers, Yonder Alvarez or Scooter Gennett?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodgers

  158. Robert says:
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    Cishek or Strop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cishek

  159. Schoolboy P says:
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    Matt Olson or Cristian Walker ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olson

  160. dcope says:
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    Hi all,

    Position doesn’t matter, who are Top 3 ROS from below in standard league.

    Buxton
    C. Seager
    Votto
    M. Carpenter
    D. Murphy
    Castellanos

    Thanks, Dan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carp, Seager, Bux — I don’t like any of them

  161. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Cespedas. You can’t make this shizz up.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Incredible

  162. Joe Schmo says:
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    Pham or Marte ROS ? 5×5 roto thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham

      • Joe Schmo says:
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        Would you take both over Puig?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  163. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    10 team h2h league with QS and limited season moves (budget)

    Would you hold Eickoff (@MIL, STL, @SD, ARI) or drop for Canning (TEX, @OAK, @CHC, SEA) or another closer in Robles

    Current staff

    SP Cole, Bieber, German, Montas, Darvish, M Perez, Eickoff
    RP Leclerc, W Smith, Parker
    DL Clevinger, Taillon, Nelson, Maeda

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Those Eickhoff matchups don’t sound terrible

  164. Barry says:
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    Hello Grey,

    12 Team H2H 6×6 QS Saves only Redraft

    Looks like Heaney may be off the IL in time to start against Texas this weekend. Prolly going to sit him and wait til next week.

    Verlander, Wheeler, Flaherty, Musgrove, Weaver, Woodruff, Strahm, Gausman

    Chapman, Doolittle, Leclerc, Elias.

    Who should I drop to make room?

    Thanks in advance for your feedback

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can you wait to see how he does? If not, Gausman

      • Barry says:
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        Yes I can wait. Have multiple 2 start pitchers this week. Had Heaney last year and his 180 K’s in 180 IP.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  165. Rosterbating says:
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    Grey – great stuff as always…

    Need to lose 1….do you like Kingery or Nicky Lopez? Keeper league if that matters. Kingery has a little extra benefit of have OF eligibility….Lopez because of lineup positioning. I wanted to know what you thought and if it was close. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Lopez, it’s close tho

  166. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Totally just venting about Happ, but at this point can we drop him for anything interesting in 12 team mixed leagues? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him

    • Molina Bros BBQ says:
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      Haha! I just left the comment below and when the page refreshed I saw your post. Needless to say, I feel your pain Duda!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        He’s the worst

  167. Molina Bros BBQ says:
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    Thank as always.. great stuff!

    I’m watching JA Happ getting hit hard by the Orioles and puking in my mouth a little bit. I’m in a 12 team 5×5 roto league with keepers. Ugh, now he looks like he’s limping a bit off the mound and I have no more IL slots.

    Is he droppable for Griffin Canning? Would you make the move or hold and wait for better times? I know he’s on a good team (supposedly) and wins are a factor here, but he can’t seem to finish guys off or keep balls in the park this year.

    My staff: Strasburg, Ryu, L.Castillo, K.Hendricks, Yu, Folty, Happ, Doolittle, L.Jackson, LeClerc

    Your thoughts?

    Also, Luke Voit… stud. Love seeing them bat him third. Hope it continues.

    Thanks as always Grey.

    • Grey

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      Lose him for Canning

      • Molina Bros BBQ says:
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        Thanks! Felt good to dump him.. Have a great night.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  168. jiggy nits says:
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    NL ONLY OBP. first place in saves. still trying to trade for a starter

    jeff mcneil, amir garrett and degrom VS hader, yates and nimmo

    id still have luke jackson and cishek with about a 5 save lead over 2nd place. i have to say yes and take degrom right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Take deGrom

  169. Mordacious Levator says:
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    keep holding gallen over pab lop SP MIA in NL only with QS over wins? i have left urias (LAD) in lone NA slot in case it turns out he doesn’t get suspended.

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      also have these for SP: lester, castillo, matz, davies, mahle, lucchesi, gallen, stressbird with V2 in DL slot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Lopez

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        right when i needed a semi answer here it is. urias coming off ad leave shortly. it doesn’t say what that might mean for him pushing some woman (as far as it’s been reported) once in a parking garage (and how is this called “domestic abuse” if all we find out about it is that he shoved a woman once in a parking garage anyway, what if somebody just tried stealing some groceries, or picked a fight with him over a parking spot or something? as far as we know he might’ve been trying to be robbed. that would be an entirely different thing from like ad russell beating his wife/girlfriend up for months/years (clearly THAT is domestic abuse))

        anyway, sounds like i can slot gallen into that NA slot either way, do this and drop c.estevez or just drop gallen for pab lop?

        • Mordacious Levator says:
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          here i’m not defending domestic abusers either, right now what we know about j.urias’ situation simply isn’t on the level of:
          -kang (drunkenly kidnapping woman (women) and tying them to beds in hotel rooms)
          – chapman restraining wife/girlfriend and beating her
          – f-rod beating up wife and parts of her family (at least one of which actually AT his team’s ballpark while with the mess)
          – ad russell beating up wife/girlfriend for months at least consistently

          i’m just defending proper word usage. maybe urias does routinely beat up women that he also controls in a relationship and if so we can certainly lump him into this group of sociopaths, but we have no evidence of this yet. if urias one time pushed some woman in a parking garage that isn’t the same as those above.

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            have these RP (max 4 slots) and could also drop edwards CUBS who’s in a crowded pen and strop sounds back somewhat soonish.
            bearclaw
            baez
            edwards
            estevez

            estevez has become the lone elite COL holds guy. clearly the top 2 already were. holds and saves here, but separate categories (also have k-rob in DL slot)

  170. Justin Ralph says:
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    Yu is looking good again. Would you drop Eflin, Martin Perez or Muncy for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You jinxed him

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        Damn it you’re right! Still a fairly good outing though. Drop any of those guys for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eflin

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        Thanks Grey!

    • CloudTown says:
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      Dammit JR!

  171. KrazyIvan says:
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    In a Saves and Holds league and I have Yates, Will Smith, Castillo, Buttrey and Trivino. I picked up Trivino last and he’s alternated greatness with stinkers.

    Robles, Blake Parker, John Grant, Adam Morgan, Angel Pagan all available-drop him for one of those, or, just pick up another SP?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Parker

  172. Primetime says:
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    McCann J or Posey ROS?

    10 team OBP 5*5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCann

  173. Ben says:
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    ROS, can you please rank Caleb Smith, Greinke, Fried, Mahle, Woodruff, Lucchesi, Musgrove- does that order look right? All holds as opposed to streamers in a 12 team mixed? Thanks!

    • The Harrow says:
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      mahle probably a bit back behind wood/lucchesi maybe. fried maybe lower too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That order works for me

      • Ben says:
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        Thanks Grey, in your view these guys are all guys to hold in a 12 team mixed?

  174. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    Can someone pichslap the Baltimore coaching staff for me?>>> why do they keep putting Givens in the 8th for 2 inning saves. Just let the guy close the game in the 9th and call it a day! JEEEBUS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, so frustrating

  175. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    in football when you suck to the level of s.miller in baseball you get cut. and in baseball they have this whole neat thing called the minors, which in theory would make it even easier. my question is just how many dicks has s.miller sucked for like the last 3-4 years to stay in MLB? we KNOW somebody at ARI has his spit all over their unit(s).

  176. Milarky says:
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    Good stuff Grey! Well I missed out on Giolito, so curious which one of these guys you’d prioritize from the wire if you need to try and find impact for rest of season (as opposed to a streamer).

    Montas
    Canning
    Nelson
    Alcantara
    Bassitt
    Lyles

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