True Story Alert!  Justin Bieber used to live about two blocks away from Cougs and I.  Honestly, he might still live there, but I doubt it because I no longer go to the supermarket (block between us) and hear this, “BIEBER, I LOVE YOU.  HERE IS MY VIRGINITY.  LITERALLY TAKE IT FROM ME.  PLEASE!!!”  Also, I no longer have to jostle between TMZ cameramen for my kombucha.  Here’s a story about how he wanted to put a skatepark into his condo.  Dude, LA’s special.  Any hoo!  Yesterday, I was screaming like a 15-year-old girl for Shane Bieber to remove my sexual flower for the first few innings, then he ran into some trouble in the 5th, when it became apparent major league hitters (even the bottom of the Twins’ order; Ryan LaMarre, really?) are not quite who he was blowing away in the minors this year (1.05 ERA, 8.1 K/9, 0.5 BB/9).  He worked consistently down in the strike zone with a 93 MPH fastball, and broke off, uh, breaking stuff off down and outside.  There wasn’t a ton of hard contact until the 6th inning, which was a quick turnaround on a 5th inning, which saw him clearly winded — final line, 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners (1 BB), 6 Ks.  I’m interested in him in deeper mixed leagues, but he looks like he will have the usual rookie pitcher lumps.  For what it’s Werth, he’s the 9th best starter on the Prospect-o-Nator, which lists all rookie pitcher projections.  Plus, no reports of this Bieber wanting a skatepark.  That’s good.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Francisco Lindor – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 13th and 14th homer, hitting .311.  Also, in this game, Jose Ramirez (2-for-5) hit his 18th homer.  Member when the Indians weren’t scoring any runs the first month of the season?  Ain’t the problem anymore.

Jake Odorizzi – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.29.  Hey, Odorizzi, go back to Tampa and get your shine box.

Eduardo Escobar – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 8th homer.  So ridiculous that Molitor put Miguel Sano (2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer) in the three-hole and moved Escobar down the order.  Stop regaling people about your 39-game hitting streak and read a Tom Emanski book co-authored by Fred McGriff!  And I know Sano hit a home run, I just wrote that!  He’s still not a three-hole hitter.  He’s a .215 hitter!

Logan Morrison – 1-for-5 and his 6th homer, hitting .198.  Has done nothing the whole season, but I will bet someone five fake dollars that he homers again this weekend.

Dylan Cozens – With Rhys Hoskins hitting the DL with a fractured jaw, the Phils called up Cozens.  Surprised.  They could’ve replaced Hoskins with Pesci.  No one would’ve known the difference.  Dylan Cozens, who I like to spoon with Cylan Dozens, has big-time power and some speed — GIDDY UP SNITCHES!!! — but strikes out about 35% of the time and is likely, at best, platooning with Altherr and Williams — AM I GIDDYING UP OR NOT?  There’s a chance here for some upside, but he needs ABs and to get into a groove, boy, you got to prove your fantasy value to me, I sang that while wearing a wedding dress.  Madonna, BC.  That’s Before Cut muscles.

Seranthony Dominguez – 2 IP, 0 ER, and his 2nd save, in his first game.  *intern whispers in my ear*  He has a 0.00 ERA and this isn’t his first game? *looks at his player page*  OH MY GOD HE’S BEAUTIFUL!!!  Guys and five girl readers, he has a 0.15 WHIP!  He’s given up two hits in 13 2/3 IP.  I need a skull emoji.  I am dead.  Put soil on my head I can’t even handle what this guy is doing.  Let’s hope Kapler does the right thing and lets him close the rest of the year, because we got ourselves a new Josh Hader.

Aaron Nola – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.18.  I don’t sense the same excitement about Nola as guys like Kluber or Sale, but, really, that different?  Nola also prints money with his pitches.

Clayton Kershaw –  5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.76, as he was activated from the DL.  Swear to you, prior to me reading the news that he’s headed for another back MRI, I wrote, “Sell!  Not kidding.  Assuming you can get full price, of course, but I just don’t trust him to stay healthy anymore.  By the by, he has one win all year.  Give me your lolz!”  Sorry, you’ve got yourself a dud, since he sounds injured again.

Brandon Nimmo – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer, and I’ve mentioned him about 20 times in the last four days.  Wonder if he’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column.  By the by, wanna know everything you need to know why ESPN’s terrible?  For each game, they highlight some takeaways.  Their takeaway yesterday was Nimmo?  You, my over-the-internet friend, are overestimating them.  They highlighted a home run by Ben Zobrist.  Thrilling stuff.

Jose Quintana – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.30.  By the hair on Matt Garza’s chinny-chin-chin, Quintana pitched well and it didn’t come to me suggesting people drop him.

Marcell Ozuna – Out again with his jammed finger.  Yet, he preserves.

Alex Reyes – Has a significant lat strain.  I have a significant strain of my skepticism.  How did homeboy go from fine to significant lat strain?  “Fine” wasn’t very fine, now was it?  Was it “not fine?”  Because it now seems like it was “not fine!”  “FINE?!”  What kind of fine was that fine?!  This was not a fine time to be having my blood pressure monitored!  Guess Jack Flaherty’s rotation spot IS FINE!

Carlos Martinez – Expected back on Tuesday from his lat strain.  You must’ve sneezed on Reyes, you bastard!

Yadier Molina – Will begin a rehab assignment on Saturday.  He will also be signing the National Anthem, in the highest soprano octave.

Yairo Munoz – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .314, and hitting near-.400 in the last week and you best believe he’s going to be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but please don’t wait for that.

Yarrison Bader – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 6th steal, hitting .290.  Pham is about one week from becoming the 4th outfielder.  (Yes, I know I spelled Harrison Bader wrong, but I couldn’t help myself with the rule of three.)

Jung-ho Kang – Will start minor league games today.  At first he was concerned, saying, “Minors?  So they can’t be designated drivers?”

Felipe Vazquez – 0 IP, 4 ER.  *gets close to Felipe’s elbow, mimes an explosion*  I immediately grabbed Kyle Crick (1 IP, 0 ER, set up Vazquez, ERA at 1.93).  I don’t fully expect Crick to become the closer, but I have to imagine Vazquez is not going to be closing games by this time next week.  The usual suspects who could take over:  Edgar Santana, Michael Feliz, Verbal Kint.

Francisco Cervelli – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer.  There is no more clearcut sign that some ‘pert has no idea what they’re doing than telling you to draft a catcher early.

Sean Newcomb – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.73.  Don’t mind people asking me questions, but people were asking about starting Newcomb?  He was at home, and an automatic start against everyone.

Carlos Correa – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .262.  This preseason schmohawk isn’t disappointing me either, as in, he’s disappointing to own.  He was being drafted in the top 12 for some ‘perts!  He’s been about as valuable as a top 50 guy.

Jeimer Candelario – Bruised hand, and is day-to-day.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, unless this injury is like Alex Reyes’, and suddenly Jeimer needs to fold his hand.

Andrew Heaney – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.66.  Well, that sucked Rally Monkey balls.  Heaney’s peripherals are still better than your average streamer, but his luck’s pretty neutral, so he’s essentially a 3.70 ERA pitcher.  It’s aight, and far from aight aight, but not ‘just aight.’

Adrian Beltre – 2-for-4 as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s Get Him In Your Lineup Department said, “The adhesive on these company-issued Post-Its lack a certain stick-to-itiveness.”

Dee Gordon – 1-for-5, 1 run as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s Get Him In Your Lineup Department said, “I’m gonna need more tape.”

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer.  So overdue for one of those eight homers in six game stretches.

Wade LeBlanc – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.60.  Yes, he’s been terrific (Good?  Solid?  Better than mediocre!), but I’d still look at the Stream-o-Nator for him.

Hunter Renfroe –  2-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI.  He returned to the Padres lineup the other day, but I didn’t mention it because my B, and he won’t play every day.  If you need power, I could see the grab.  Though, if you were looking for power and had to pick up a Padres hitter, I’d prolly go Franmil.

Christian Villanueva – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer. *raspberries lips*  Should’ve held firm and not dropped him in my 12-teamer.  Oh well, take the good, take the bad, yadda yadda Tootie.

Jordan Lyles – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.65.  Yes, it was fine, but it was in Petco vs. the Marlins, I mean, c’mon.

Kyle Barraclough – Don Mattingly said Barraclough will take over as Miami closer.  Mattingly added, “Also, I think Donald Trump could beat Hillary, Subway sandwich shops smell like feet, and the sun is yellow.”  Mattingly’s going out on some limbs!

Joey Wendle – 3-for-4, 1 run, hitting .295, as he hits third for the Rays.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, because he sucks.  Cleared that one up!

Matt Olson – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer.  Also, in this game, Matt Chapman went 1-for-4 with his 9th homer.   A good old fashioned Matt off!  This is like a real-life Daddy’s Home only instead Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell it’s two guys named Matt!  Let’s see you compete in Matt-ematics!  Mattainneering!  A rap Matt-le!

Daniel Mengden – 8 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners (2 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 2.91.  Threw a quarter of his walks on the year in one game, and feels on the verge of coming back to earth…*sees his mustache and becomes mesmerized, reaches hand out to touch image of his mustache on computer screen, mumbles* Mustache, ‘puter, junior, is that you?   Any hoo!  The Stream-o-Nator also is moving away from him in his next start.

Khris Davis – 1-for-3, 1 run as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s Get Him In Your Lineup Department said, “With The Americans ending, I wanna go back and watch Felicity.  I hear Keri Russell has great hair.”  I imagine people reading this bit have no idea of the origins from years ago.  I don’t like explaining bits, but just this once.  I was annoyed with ESPN fantasy advice, because it always goes something like this, “[Player name] was activated, get him in your lineup.”  Like holy effin’ eff, no shizz.  Why don’t you tell a plant to use sunlight to synthesize foods?  It would be as practical.  So then I got to thinking, who is writing these “get him in your lineup” updates, which led me to create Kevin who does nothing all day in ESPN’s Get Him In Your Lineup Department, except call out of work sick, talk nonsense at a water cooler and try not to be found out by his boss.  Anyway, the more you know!

  1. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    10 team NL only, keep 3 at previous season ADP’s. OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, QS over wins, holds and total bases added h2h
    C barnhart
    1B freeman (3B)
    2B harrison (3B)
    3B longo
    SS gone varnish (2B)
    MI owings (or wong’s out there literally no other starter)
    CI mini donkey (zimm sounds back soon though)
    OF (4) harper, marte, nimmo, b.anderson (3B)
    util (1) bader
    BN r-zimm (5 DL’s out of space)
    DL (5) rhysus (1B/OF), thames (1B/OF), hanson (2B/OF)
    NA (1) senzel
    SP wheeler, gohara, weaver, kingham, wacha, guerra, stripling, darvish (sounds back fastest of my SP DL’s)
    RP (4) sera anthony (parents couldn’t decide on name before it was a boy clearly and met in the middle), hand, boxy, minter
    DL ryu, reyes

    taylor and fowler dropped recently.
    1. which of these options is best:
    a. drop mini donkey for one of taylor/fowler, move anderson to CI slot
    b. hold
    c. drop mini donkey and barnhart grab both ATL catchers, move anderson to CI slot.

    2. when r-zimm is back clearly mini donkey is the drop (unless zimm gets benched in real life)
    which of these is best at that time:
    a. drop mini donkey for one of the OF in FA mentioned above
    b. drop barnhart and mini donkey, grab both ATL catchers (nobody owns them due to them splitting time)

    3. right now would you own bader or one of fowler/taylor (i dropped o’neill just now for bader)

  2. phil says:
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    Kevin should take some of his free time and start a “Get him out of your line-up department”, then maybe the GM of the Winnipeg Goldeyes franchise in my league would wake up and bench Frazier, Cueto, and Myers. I have my doubts Kevin could reach him. According to Tom Perez, if Kevin were an immigrant he’d be better at his job.

    1. Vlad coming up soon? Please remind me he’s worth the roster spot. I’m cyclopsing Nimmo.

    2. Better closer from here on out, Seranthony or Barraclough?

    3. You like Barria vs Texas tonight?

    4. Could you rank ROS: Goldy, Schoop, Hosmer, Ozuna?

    Thanks, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @phil: Haha… 1. Hopefully within a week 2. Seranthony 3. Sure 4. Goldy, Ozuna, Hosmer

      • Phil says:
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        Thanks! Are you down on Schoop at this point? What gives with that guy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s slumping, it happens

  3. JakeTPE says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great stuff per uge (soft g)!

    Sorry to go off script, but I noticed that Schoop hasn’t made the notes lately. Probably because he’s been going like 0-4 most days. Have you observed anything with him? He may still be making his way back from injury, but I’m getting nervous. Got Escobar as cover so the HR was nice.

    Have a good weekend!

    • JakeTPE says:
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      @JakeTPE: p.s. Man, Grady’s wiki makes for kinda depressing reading lol

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @JakeTPE: re: Grady — Yeah, he blew a promising career

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: Ha, thanks! He’s struggling, hopefully he comes around

  4. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    Great write-up, man.

    a. They are still calculating Norris’ ERA and WHIP from last night’s debacle. Any updates from anyone who saw or knows what happened?

    b. Mark Twain quote for June 1

    The success of moving from cowardice to bravery shows the value of training in right directions over training in wrong ones. Inestimable valuable is training, influence, education, in right directions – training one’s self-approbation to elevate its ideals.

    c. Have a nice weekend.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • batflix says:
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      @Ante Galic: RE: Norris , his manager is a f***ing idiot.
      Other than that it was mostly Jordan Hicks who made the mess, Norris just had a bad pitch (only his 2nd HR given up this year)
      Hicks should have been pulled way before he was imo

      Matheney is ALMOST as bad as C*** Hurdle , who uses recently injured Closers 3 days in a row and 4 out of the last 5, because Felipe slept with his wife

    • batflix says:
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      @Ante Galic: and actually it wasn’t even a terrible pitch by Norris, it barely got over the wall too

  5. Small hands make my Cishek look big says:
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    Looking for a utility player: Bird, Davidson, or Conforto? Need HRs and RBIs. Thanks!

    • Small hands make my Cishek look big says:
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      Also, is Manaea a drop at this point? 12 team mixed, would basically become a streaming spot (Kingham, Straily, Freeland, etc.). Thanks again!

  6. Schmidtty says:
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    Hiya! Would you please rank these ww and bottom of the roster hard working, sack lunching, hombres ROS? Thank you sir.
    Nimmo, Muncy, Gyorko, Dahl, Bader, Gamel, Naquin.
    Is Nimmo by far the front runner here or are they all… relatively speaking … 50 Shades of Grey? ; )

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Schmidtty: Nimmo, Dahl…Yes, Nimmo over them by decent amount

  7. Bacca72 says:
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    5×5 obp

    Bader or Dahl?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bacca72: Dahl, but patience wearing thin

  8. goodfold2 says:
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    yeah so either reyes himself was pulling that wainwrong level of lying 22 hours before his DL for a pretty bad lat strain OR he sustained a lat strain after his start yesterday when he said “i feel fine, i felt fine, just tired” which was what he said directly after his start.

    – did you finish americans yet? i don’t want to break anything to you before i wonder about some stuff in that last ep.

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    except, unlike hader, sera anthony wasn’t raised as a SP, so his highest and best value actually is as a closer. he looks a LOT like carmart (with less pitches) if you watch him.

    – and anybody thinking of cozens as somebody to add he fell all the way off ralph’s top PHI guys list (like not even 15th now). he also gets in fist fights when his own teammates make fun of just how bad he is at hitting breaking balls. this guy will likely actually project to hit worse than gallo EVER has. nobody has ANY reason to throw this guy fastballs, ever.

  10. Gotime says:
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    Really enjoyed the write up Grey thanks! So as much as I like Hader and Sir anthony of Philly, are you dropping any of Flaherty or Musgrove to pick them up or hold. 12tm head to head cats (QS not wins) redraft, weekly IP minimum of 30. I own Vizcaino Giles and Knebel as closers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gotime: Thanks! Can lose Flaherty for Seranthony

      • Starz says:
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        @Grey: really? Musgrove over Flaherty? Do tell

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Flaherty is a rookie, riskier… It’s fine if you want Flaherty instead, not like it’s Kluber vs. Danny Duffy

  11. Hepcat13 says:
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    Nice write up! Three part question:

    In a yahoo 5×5, 12 team, h2h

    1) Is it okay to drop Schoop? No one will buy low yet in my league. I have Dozier and also Rizzo at utility.
    2) I need a pitcher and here are the waiver options if drop Schoop:
    Ryu
    Castillo
    Scaggs

    or (if no one worth it on waivers) 3) Any suggestions for who might be called up soon and worth the drop?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hepcat13: Thanks! 1. Meh, don’t love it 2. These guys are on waivers in my 12 team league

  12. Luke says:
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    Good morning Grey! thanks for all the great input always!! My question today is what to do with Manea. Should I trade him for Musgrove? or drop him for Cahil? or what? My other pitchers are or drop him for cahill? Other pitchers are Strickland, hamels, pivetta, newcomb, Davis, Rodney, Sale, Kershaw, Porcello, Wacha…What are your thoughts? I Also have a few Nimmo, Desmond, or Longoria I could part with, just not sure what to do in this situation, or hold on Manea?

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Luke: Just grab Cahill

      • Luke says:
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        @Grey: he’s gone, so do I try and trade Manaea for him now and hope he bites?

        • Luke says:
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          @Luke: or for Musgrove? Trade analyzer says Musgrove but I want your opinion

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Not sure what you’re asking

  13. Rabbit says:
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    OK, Grey, you’re in Hollywood so maybe you’ll have some insight into my question. Your comment about BC Madonna (Before Cut muscles) had me thinking: while athletes benefit from using PEDs to develop more muscles, wouldn’t actors and other entertainers also benefit from PEDS? Especially if you’re a young actress who might be called on to do nude or semi-nude scenes, wouldn’t you take every advantage to make your body look good to millions of viewers on 50 foot wide HD multiplex screens? Actors same way: you think Kit Harrington’s six-pack is natural? The more I think about it, there has to be wide-spread use of PEDs in Hollywood. Amiright?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rabbit: Yeah, I’m sure actors take whatever they need to get into shape… I will say tho, they have nothing to do all day except working out… Their job is essentially going to the gym

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Yes! I’ve always said that. These actors, if they’re not filming, what else do they have to do? Oh, my personal trainer is going to be with me all day and my chef is going to cook me healthy shizz? Why pass that up?

    • Starz says:
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      @Rabbit: Oh, PEDS in hollywood is a known fact. That’s not speculation.

  14. MrC22 says:
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    Was offered Lowrie and Bregman for Merrifield and Teoscar. I’ve got some speed with Betts and Yellich, but leaning toward declining. What do you think?

    Thanks – have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MrC22: Bregman side… You too!

  15. Roma pizza stuart florida says:
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    What is going to happen to Hanley Ramirez I don’t know if I’m beating a dead horse with this question

    should i
    1 Drop
    2 Hold
    3 Stop asking silly questions

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Roma pizza stuart florida: i read recently that he’ll be off their team shortly, and very likely picked up by somebody who could use a DH for hitting. i’ve seen him dropped and readded, held, and just dropped across many leagues by this point. i held him in one 16 team dynasty thus far as well (only spot i owned him)

  16. Josh - NYC says:
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    Is trading Tyson Ross for 32 faab completely lopsided?

    100 faab budget to start the season. Highest bids have been kingery for 23 then Soto for 17.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh – NYC: Sounds fine if the league is super deep… Not sure how Ross is more valuable than Soto

  17. bigbear says:
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    Good news: Yesterday I grabbed Bear-claw after seeing Ziegler take a dump in the woods.
    Bad news: I dropped SirAnthony Dominion. I’ll take it for now. But if Dominion clears waivers I have some apologizing to do so he takes me back!

    Why you hurt me, Alex Rey-rey? DL or Drop? Hill, Britton, and Ottavino are currently on DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bigbear: I’d drop Ottavino before Reyes

  18. Fanciful Basesball says:
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    From today to the end of the season, which Tiger would you prefer to fill your corner infield slot: Miggy or Jeimer?

    That question may have sounded like sexual harassment, but I swear I was just talking about baseball.

  19. your mom says:
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    Hi. 20 team 5×5 h2h keeper league. which side:

    springer/mikolas (or godley) OR abreu/buxton?

    Thanks.

  20. Green says:
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    Grey – I must confess, watching the Americans awakes pre-haircut Felicity fantasies.

  21. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Hey Grey

    Reyes out ; flaherety back in !………..

    did you see Franco miss the plate by a mile last night can’t believe the dodgers did not appeal or review. Is missing the plate a reviewable call? also check out kingery’s leather on 2nd out 9th inning if you get a chance. the phillies future looks bright

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood: Haha, that is such a Maikel Franco play… Of course he doesn’t slide… That was reviewable… You review the safe call which is wrong, but Dave Roberts didn’t do it

  22. Sandman says:
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    I remember the origins of Kevin. A Razzball legend.

    A few questions.

    1) Moreland or Kemp for a utility role ROS
    2) barraclough and seranthony are available … do you like one or both over any of these guys ? And if so, how do you set waivers ?

    My pitchers: kela, knebel, Rodney, Felipe vazquez, Dylan Bundy, Luis Castillo, Caleb smith, Trevor Cahill, musgrove

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sandman: Ha, nice! 1. Kemp 2. Seranthony, can lose Castillo

  23. Sandman says:
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    Sorry if this was double posted, my internet went out

    I remember the origins of Kevin. A Razzball legend.

    A few questions.

    1) Moreland or Kemp for a utility role ROS
    2) barraclough and seranthony are available … do you like one or both over any of these guys ? And if so, how do you set waivers ?

    My pitchers: kela, knebel, Rodney, Felipe vazquez, Dylan Bundy, Luis Castillo, Caleb smith, Trevor Cahill, joe musgrove

    Thanks!

  24. DonnieB says:
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    Barraclough,Jones, the others like Feliz,Parker,etc. barracoulgh over Jones and others? Thanks

  25. DonnieB says:
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    Would you add Munoz and drop Moreland? I would Manny to CI. Too much enthusiasm for Munoz?

  26. Ace of Spades says:
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    Meh question of the day

    ROS Dietrich, Cozart or Goodrum…6 cats ( OBP added to standard five )

    2nd question , different league 14 team keeper 5×5 weekly line ups

    I bought low on Rhys two days before the Jaw fracture. Also lost Buxton and Maeda to DL on the same team. ( no DL spots, just 7 bench spots )

    please rank these free agents to replace Bux and Rhys ( I wont be the only one bidding on them and Im currently middle of pack in 14 team league )

    Mac Williamson, H Badar, N williams, A Gordon, Engel, Gamel, Margot, T kemp, Field, Dietrich, Maybin…

    One last question, which two players do I drop to make room for the two new OFs?

    Odorizzi, ( black hole sun)ny Gray, Buxton, Madea, F Rivero ( or whatever his name is…Yes, I own him too…a bad fckn week in this league for sure )

    I was guessing that ( black hole sun)ny gray was one of the sure drops, but I wanted to see if he shit the bed against the O’s last night to give him one last shot. as luck (?) would have it, he got rained out.
    I am eagerly awaiting your buy column today and ( hopefully ) the Vladdy jr. call up as I own shares of him everywhere

    As always, Thanks in advance

  27. Phil says:
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    Is tyson Ross for 32 Faab completely lopsided?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Phil: Answered above

  28. Ellis says:
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    10 team daily league, r h hr rbi sb avg , all set for steals

    Agular Villaneuva Jo-Mart Choo Beltre or Carpenter

    just picked up a subscription

    thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ellis: Thanks! Jo-Mart

  29. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Who’d you rather have for saves right now, Alvarado or Dominguez?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Dominguez

  30. HypnoAce says:
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    Bader or Alonso in 5×5 with OPB?

  31. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    I’ve got 3 starts left for the week in a h2h points league that has bonuses for W’s. I’m starting Bauer (@MIN) and Archer (@SEA).

    Would you start Caleb Smith @AZ over Marco Gonzalez (vs TB at home)? SON prefers Gonzalez, barely. but he’s facing Archer, and a loss is a big negative in this league.

    Also, that back story on Kevin from ESPN had me rolling! Thanks a million for the laughs and advice over the years!

  32. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Like Nimmo enough over ODB?

    Happy Friyay!!

    • Starz says:
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      @Scuffy McGee: That’s a tough one. I think Mets will find a way to keep Nimmo in the lineup 5 games a week, when their OF comes back. If playing time was equal I’d say Nimmo, but ODB has a spot locked down just not producing much now outside average.

  33. Zeus says:
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    So would Hanley be droppable in a 16 team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Zeus: Prolly hold there for another week

  34. Chris says:
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    Correa or Bellinger in a keeper league H2H?

    • cyler8 says:
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      @Chris: Grey will say Bellinger. I would rather have Correa. Bellinger is poo-poo so far this year.

  35. Dave D says:
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    Well, the good news for me is that I benched a mediocre Trevor Williams in favor of T. Glasnow for the week on my DC team. The bad news is that my starters have been shaky, flaming out, and I am Odor-dizzy after Jake seriously tanked last night as you noted. I’ve plugged in the potpourri and am hoping Happ makes me Happ-y (ier) and not happ-less, hopeless or in need of hitting the hop-juice.

    I am turning my focus to making up my saves defecit with the imminent return of Zach Britton. Hey, I got a good deal on him. What can I say? He would look good in an Astro uniform.

  36. Uno Mas Cerveza says:
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    Need to drop one of Polanco, Hamilton or Duval to activate Khris Davis.

  37. Joey Wendle's Mom says:
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    What the hell?

  38. Peacecoast says:
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    yan gomes sucks again. Drop for Stassi or JR Murphy?

  39. Josh says:
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    Drop Semien for Munoz?

      • Josh says:
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        @Grey:

        Haha. Somehow I always come up with the questions that elicit the “meh”. But maybe that’s the point.

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  40. jon says:
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    I am so scared starting Cole at home vs Boston- anyone feeling this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jon: Automatic start

  41. Ohtani Bonaduce says:
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    Serious question, you have interns?

  42. Rudboy says:
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    Great advice on suggesting the Ian desmond pick up a few days ago, dude has been raking.

  43. Joel says:
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    Greetings. Matchup questions(s)!

    Tomorrow:

    Cahill @ KC

    —OR—

    Gonzales @ TB

    SON like Gonzo more but we like what we’ve seen with Cahill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Joel: Go with SON

  44. Ryan says:
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    Think Sir-Anthony deserves an add as a potential closer down the line?

    I have 3 on my roster:
    Herrera/Vizcaino/Rodney

    1 SP of Bundy/Ross/Folty are likely who id have to cut loose to add the knight, Sir-Anthony.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ryan: Drop Ross

  45. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    hey boss,so do you think Bader gets enough abs for RCL leagues,and does Richard Rodriquez have a shot at closing for the bucs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @AL KOHOLIC: Rodriguez seems odd man out, but maybe, really never know… Bader is similar to Dahl, if you have an extra bench spot, and can platoon him in when he plays…. Hoping Cards make Bader an everyday outfielder, that would be sweet, they should ditch Fowler

      • AL KOHOLIC says:
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        @Grey: thanks,another great fantasy year except the Reyes reinjury(own on 4 teams and Acuna 4 teams also and Hoskins 3 teams )

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I hear ya

  46. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    I’ll take that Morrison bet and raise it to 10 fake dollars. ?

    Marco Gonzales a good play tomorrow at home vs. the Rays?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @200 Proof: Too rich for my blood! Marco seems fine there

  47. ctrengove says:
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    Who doesn’t know the ongoing “Kevin from ESPN’s Get Him In Your Lineup Department” bit??

    Ugh, noobs.

  48. Hanklongball says:
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    Grey,

    In the hunt for saves, would you drop Miller for Crick? Blasphemous, I know…

  49. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Reiterate the question about interns- for realz? I feel you on Christian Villanueva, let him go as well three or four weeks ago. dude who picked him up still has him on the bench….. I have both C-Mart and Alex Reyes……. My well laid plans to dominate are seemingly come undone. The rest of my pitchers are Mikolas, Flaherty (I know, I know – cardinals much?) Cahill, Heaney, and Morton…. 5 pitcher spots available my DL spots are being occupied by Hoskins and Pollack…. Weekly lock in league- streaming is tough to pull off but not possible …. Marco Gonzales(hey hey ex-cardinal), Wade Leblanc, Ryan Yarbrough , Jason Hammel, Brent Suter are FAs. Heaney a drop for???
    Reyes is going to turn out to be just a cock tease…….isn’t he? a non-dropable cock tease.

    • Starz says:
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      @johnnyhobbes: I think Heaney is better option than those listed. Last night was his first bad start in six weeks, worth another one.

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        @Grey: Starz and Grey – thanks and I agree to stay with Heaney, He really kept it together after the first inning blow up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  50. Johnnyhobbes says:
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    Following up with Heaney v Gonzales…. you’re write up for yesterday was interesting in that you say Heaney’s “peripherals are still better than your average streamer, but his luck’s pretty neutral, so he’s essentially a 3.70 ERA pitcher.” ( and that’s me quoting you!) Would you say Gonzales Peripherals are better than Heaney’s but his luck has been negative until three weeks ago or so? Thanks again for entertaining my questions. this is my first year paying attention to Razzball, you guys are awesome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Johnnyhobbes: Gonzales and Heaney are pretty much a push, thanks!

  51. Chucky says:
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    Muncy, Dahl or Bader? Who’s the odd man out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chucky: Platooning them? I’d prolly lose Muncy

  52. Marti says:
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    10 team nl keeper Roto league. Pick up yairo Munoz or Dylan cozens …who has more keeper value? I am stacked on offense so they would-be bench players.

  53. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Good morning. Great write up as usual!

    Start Folty tonight against Washington?

    Thanks!

  54. Starz says:
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    Will need to drop someone when CarMart comes off DL, who would you cut*:
    A. Heaney
    D. Mengden
    J. Junis

    *attempting to trade one as a kicker for an upgrade.

  55. SephMeier says:
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    Have to do hoskins…teoscar, Dahl, almora or yarrison bader for my weekly lineup?

  56. kwoox says:
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    Bader, muncy and healy……..pick 2?

  57. Starz says:
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    Do you think Andrew Miller or Ottavino are worth adding and stashing on DL? Preference?
    Seems like they both could provide solid ratios and this is a decent buy low opp, costing nothing. But not sure once they’re back, if they’re any better options than guys like Heaney, Mengden, Junis, etc.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Starz: Meh, not really worth stashing MRs unless really deep league…

  58. Chris says:
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    Marcel Ozuna or Andrew McCutchen in H2H?

    • Starz says:
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      @Chris: Ozuna

  59. E says:
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    I am neither a minor league stats guru or a prospects guru but Shane Bieber’s highest ERA in the minor’s over a season was 3.10 and highest fip was 2.50. Is this indicative of anything? Who knows!? But those numbers are good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @E: Yeah

  60. Cale Tesch says:
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    20 man league and I need a SS. Do you like Johan Carmargo or Yario Munoz better?

  61. William Hung says:
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    My Mets fandom is urging me to pick up Nimmo – and drop either Moncada or Desmond. Rest of my team as June starts is (scoring is 5×5 with OBP and Ks counting for batters):

    C- Grandal
    1B- Abreu
    2B- Merrifield
    3B- Rendon
    SS- Lindor
    OF- Betts, Gallo, Rosario
    UTIL- Shaw
    B- Moncada, Desmond
    SP- Severino, Archer, Corbin, Bauer, Buehler, Pivetta
    RP- Barraclough, Greene, Treinen, Boxberger, Dominguez

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: You are always the voice of reason…

        follow up question: ahead of your buy/sell, who would be my first drop if there is a name I find interesting? #shallowleagueproblems

        My current H2H matchup is pretty tight so I might need either a batty call or a streamer over the weekend to push me over the top… or just take the L since I am currently in 1st place.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Greene

  62. Wilsonian says:
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    Do I drop Moncada for Tim Anderson?

    Do I drop Anthony Reyes for Seranthony?

    8 Team H2H – H, R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OBPS, W, QS, SV, KS, KS/9, ERA, WHIP

    • Starz says:
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      @Wilsonian: Yes for Anderson. If No DL spot, then that’s a fair question. I defer, but expect Reyes out 6+ weeks.

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Starz: @Grey: My DL spots are currently filled with Britton and Pollack, so I have nowhere to put Reyes. And he looks to be down for awhile. Thanks to the both of yas!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  63. FrankGrimes says:
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    Nobody knows what kombucha is and
    That skatepark woulda been dope!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FrankGrimes: Kombucha is like kimchi, but sweet — I think

    • Ante Galic says:
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      @FrankGrimes: Frank!!

      Kombucha is life healing!!! You’re supposed to drink like 1 glass of kombucha tea every day for long life. For happiness? Read your haikus and read Grey’s insightful write-ups.

      Cheers,
      Ante

      • FrankGrimes says:
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        @Ante Galic:
        I know what it is.
        There is no evidence it helps!

  64. MikeZ says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto, I’m in first place on the strength of my pitching. I’ve got C-Mart coming back next week. I was offered Jose Ramirez and V Velazquez for Bregman, Charlie Morton and E Rodriguez. Which side do you like better?

  65. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Candelerio or Cron?

  66. web says:
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    Nimmo or juan Soto ROS?

    Moreland or Alonso to cover 1st with Hoskins on dl?

    Finally is Hoskins worth holding?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @web: Soto…Moreland…Yes

  67. moldyforgoldy says:
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    drop trevor williams?

  68. bill amodeo says:
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    Great stuff Grey,

    Heaney or Taillon ros?

  69. Disenfranchised says:
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    Drop Miguel Rojas (SS, 1B) for Yairo Munoz (SS, OF) in my ESPN 5×5 OBP deep keeper league? Either is primarily MIF and SS depth after losing Seager for the year. My other 2B, SS, and MIF consist of Albies, Semien, Gennett. Thank for your help.

  70. Tony C says:
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    Thank you Grey for your great work! Question: offered Chris Taylor for my Caleb Smith in 12 team league with OPS, QS and K/9 in addition to the usual stats.
    My team:
    C-Ramos. 1b-Hosmer 2b-Gennett 3b-Shaw ss-Lindor IF-Encarnacion OF-Mookie, Upton, Nimmo Util-Moose
    SP-Severino, Nola, Newcomb, Foltynewicz, Buehler, Flaherty, Weaver, Pivetta and Caleb DL-Cueto, Nelson
    RP-Vazquez, Boxberger, Domingo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Thanks! I’d take Taylor

  71. Balke says:
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    Drop Kela for Seranthony? I also have Jansen and Hand so would rather take a chance on a guy that is less likely to blow up my ratios

  72. BK says:
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    Was offered T Turner and Springer for Stanton. 5×5 roto, gotta do it right? I think the guy just loves Stanton..

    • Bk says:
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      @BK: Actually sorry, miscommunication, he wants Votto and Stanton.

      So Votto and Stanton for Springer and Turner. Which side?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Bk: Turner side

  73. Kas says:
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    Grey, i was offered Kluber and Soto for my Correa and Bauer. My pitching is atrocious, Castillo, Bauer, Snell, Roark, Taillon, so I could certainly use Kluber, but I don’t know if it’s worth it at the expense of a young SS like Correa. What’re your thoughts? Thanks bro.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Kas: Your pitching’s atrocious so you’re trading away your best SP?

      • Kas says:
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        @Grey: good point. Trade rejected.

  74. Robert Schroeder says:
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    So Crick & Santana (not Feliz) are available in a deep league I badly need saves. Who would you gamble on?

  75. Dean Chennault says:
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    Hey Grey,

    6×6 (k/9) 12-teamer…I have Hand, Hader, S. Greene and Vasquez.

    Is Felipe droppable at this time for Seranthony, who’s available on waivers?

  76. Billy from Hamilton says:
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    Keeper points

    I keep getting asked: What’s the price for Vlad? ALl of the rebuilding teams keep sending me offers. I’ve declined $70 Thor/$35 Donaldson, $80 Strasburg….should I be looking for players I can keep that are cheap? Or players that will help me win this year…..currently in 3rd with stud pitchers on the DL (MadBum, Ray), and stud potential Util on DL (Acuna, Hoskins).

    Here are the players that would interest me in the rebuilding teams:

    Team 1: $1×3 Albies
    Team 2: $37×3 Nola, $6×2 Moncada, $40×3 Ozuna
    Team 3: $6×3 E. Rosario, $35×2 Xander, $60×3 Sale

    Not saying I’d do 1 for 3 as in the above, but those are the players I like.

  77. omar says:
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    8 team AL Only 5×5 Standard Roto. 1 year keeper. Trout and Lindor cannot be kept by their current teams for 2019, but can be kept by the other if a trade occurs. All other players keepable for either squad. Which side?

    A: Trout, Andrelton, Zunino

    B: Lindor, G. Sanchez, E. Rosario

  78. Matt Kleinschmidt says:
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    Hey there Mr. Grey. Mr. Pink here. Would you be so kind as to rank these lunch box carrying, punch the clock ,hombres, ROS? Nimmo, Muncy, Gyorko, Dahl, Gamel, and Naquin. I

  79. brian says:
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    16 team h2h dynasty 6×6. use k/bb and QS. my starters are verlander, wood, price, quintana, clevinger, gausman, teheran, sonny, duffy, fernando romero, alex reyes. notable SPs on my minors roster are luzardo, domingo german, dennis santana. Been offered his madbum (plus 2nd rd rookie draft pick) for my reyes, luzardo, and romero. pull the trigger or too much to give up?

    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @brian: Sounds fine to win this year

  80. Gigorilla says:
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    Spaghetti or lasagna tonight?

  81. Earl says:
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    Rank the following starters for me going forward:
    Patrick Corbin, Luis Castillo and Zach Godley

    I think this is order that trade analyzer seems to favour them.

    Do any of them have much hope going forward and for rest of season?

    Thanks

      • Earl says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. So I have the correct order then?

        Also, how would you say they are going to do going forward or should I be looking at replacing them (I know it would probably depend on who is available)?

        Thanks again.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, that order

  82. Let's Play Two says:
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    In a standard season long roto would you rather have Stanton or Benintendi?

      • Chucky says:
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        But cmon, you had to think about that one, didn’t you? The sub 200 batting average v RHP as well as the 200 change home average, reminds me how Cashman got fleeced.

  83. brian says:
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    my closers are vazquez, treinen, strickland, neris, tepera, melancon. since it seems neris has gotten bumped would you drop him for crick in the likely event vazquez hits the dl shortly?

  84. asdf says:
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    Hey Grey

    Ohtani (the ESPN version) or Brian Dozier ROS in a H2H OBP league? Josh Harrison is my 2B and waiting for Murphy to come back, Dozier would replace them.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @asdf: I don’t know what the ESPN version means

      • asdf says:
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        @Grey: Sorry, both hitter and pitcher in one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier

  85. Bob's Your Uncle says:
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    Who to hold: Sano or Villanueva?

    If I squint enough they look like the same type of hitter but Villanueva trades BB% for LD%.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano, prolly same diff

  86. Nightmare! says:
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    Hey brohemian Rhapsody! Happy Friday. Can’t wait to the buy/sell column later.
    Still can’t stop thinking about how much better they could have made that finale Wednesday. Damn i say, Damn!

    1) silly question but Molina is a free agent. Drop Cervelli for him or hold?

    2) did you know the nationals have back to back 5 game weeks the next 2. And they had a 3 game week Bc of rainouts a couple weeks ago. F this noise!!

    3) do you have direct tv mlb extra innings or MLB At Bat

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I know, Cougs loved the finale, oh well… 1. I’d prolly just hold 2. Insane, didn’t know that 3. MLB At Bat

  87. The Mudkat says:
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    Hey Grey! Roster tune-up time.

    Need to drop someone to fill out my pitching. I have as much of an middle infield and outfield jam as the Pirates, so I’m having trouble figuring out who to let go.

    I have JD, Blackmon, Cruz, Castellones, Mazara, Meadows, with Cespedes on the DL. Thinking about dropping Mazara.

    I also have Carpenter playing 2nd but just got Dee Gordon back. Is he droppable? 10 team OPS h2h keeper league, so Meadows may have more value in this format.

    Would be using the spot as a streaming spot or to pick up a pitcher like Eovaldi or Barria. Not much on waivers. I know this is a strange question but I feel like I need to pare down my offensive players since I have 6 active healthy pitchers and four closers. Let me know if I should make a move or just hold, given that Carpenter and Meadows will have future value.

  88. Adam says:
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    Do I try and trade Manaea for Musgrove or Cahill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Musgrove

  89. Murph says:
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    Grey
    Cut Jose martinez for Ian Desmond or beltre?
    Better catcher – murphy or zunino or Mesoraco?
    Thanks pal
    Enjoy the weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh… Zunino

  90. Hayden says:
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    Hola, hola, hola —

    Alex Reyes in, Alex Reyes out.

    Pick-up Stripling, Musgrove or Guerra?

    gracias. totales.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stripling

  91. Eng says:
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    Happy Friday, Grey!

    Would you drop either Kinsler (on a roll) or Peraza (let him run ffs!) for Munoz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinsler

      • Eng says:
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        @Grey: Thank you.

  92. Favio Vasquez says:
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    My Bregman for their Gleyber, what say you Grey?
    And is Bader going to be an everyday bat ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman — No idea

  93. Donkey Teeth

    Donkey Teeth says:
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    Mmmmmm Stache ::drool::
    Keep your regression fairies away!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DT!

  94. sall goooood man says:
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    10 team h2h 7×7 with TB, OPS & QS, L
    corbin and ohtani (pitcher) for bellinger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cody

  95. SheaSeraSera says:
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    Trying to hunt for Saves, and can use ERA help with Miller on DL.
    Best 2 out of these:
    Krick, Melancon, Albers, Yates, Winkler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crick, Winkler

  96. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Cruz and Pivetta for Severino and Peralta or DeJong ok? I have a logjam at Utility spot so Cruz and Seager split time. Love Severino. Fair enough?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Severino/either, Peralta first

  97. Luke says:
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    Trade got rejected Manaea for Musgrove straight up, do I offer for cahil or just hold at this point

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, can if you want, apples/apples

      • Luke says:
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        @Grey: is Musgrove worth it to add something else or not that much of a difference from Manaea

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like Musgrove a bit more

  98. Favio Vasquez says:
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    Is it time to shop Ozuna or still hold? Hard hit rate highest of his career so far but damn only 3 HR’s. First time ive had him on my team so idk his history of starts to the season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  99. Wilsonian says:
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    Are we still holding Ian Happ in an 8 Teamer? Or is it time to drop him for a hot whatever the hell I can find?

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, drop

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

    Been looking to sell Segura since last Friday’s column. I have a buyer interested who is offering Whit Merrifield. Trade analyzer has this dead even! About to offer this:

    My: Segura and Junis
    His: Merrifield and Berrios

    What do you think? I have Gleyber to slide over to SS so I wouldn’t miss Segura there too much and I think Merrifield can match Segura’s steals production ROS.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  101. Cano Soup says:
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    Keeper League; keep 6 forever

    Bellinger or Benintendi?

    Happy June

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Push? Prolly lean Cody

  102. uncle ernie says:
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    My Stanton Rendon and Corbin for his Arenado Flash and Cole. Na or yeah. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

      • uncle ernie says:
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        @Grey: appreciated thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  103. Fish says:
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    Have you made “Kevin” his own term in the razzball glossary? The man deserves to be immortalized.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He has his own parking spot

  104. RA Dickey Jokes says:
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    JD Martinez and Ohtani for Sale and Inciarte?

    Same answer if it was Verlander instead of Sale?

    Need the steals and starting pitching (currently muddling through with Archer, Castillo, Ohtani, Pivetta, Skaggs, Porcello, and streamers).

    Another potential option would be JD for Nola and Mazara.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD side

      • RA Dickey Jokes says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  105. Luke says:
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    Should I be looking to move kershaw? He’s one of my keeper pitchers along with sale. What kind of return should I be looking for?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bad time to be trading him, can try to get a top 25 bat

  106. knucks says:
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    C**nt gonna C**nt!

    Dood has an MRI on his throwing arm and then you go and throw him three straight days? Classic.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So ridiculous

  107. ak111 says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Would you ming ranking ROS 1B Aguilar,Desmond,Alonso,Carlos Santana.

    Also, if I am saving one of Castillo, Sonny, Weaver and giving two the boot which to hold?

    Thanks Man.

    • ak111 says:
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      @ak111: Actually forgot to add Cron into that 1B mix

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond, Santana — Sonny, Weaver

      • ak111 says:
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        @Grey: Thanks man, so would go Desmond over Aguilar ROS then correct?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

          • ak111 says:
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            @Grey: Thanks dude have a great weekend

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You too!

  108. Scen says:
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    If I can get Trea Turner for Marte and Dee Gordon in a 10 team, do I do it?

    Also ROS: Sano, Buxton, Andujar, Chris Taylor

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner side — Sano, Taylor, Andujar

  109. Mrs. Featerbottom says:
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    Nice! You see McCullers almost get DL’d yesterday? Crazy collision between him and Devers at first base. Rolled around on the ground for a while grabbing his legs.

  110. 3up3down says:
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    Hold Alvarado to see what happens in Tampa or dump for Crick? Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  111. lwomack58 says:
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    Cahill or Pivetta long term.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta

  112. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good morning, Grey,

    Two of my pitchers Carrasco & Berrios are facing off against each other (Again!), and SON loves Carrasco and hates Berrios (who’s at home). I’ll be sitting Berrios unless you tell me there’s a chance of a pitcher’s duel and I should throw him out there…?

    Roster crunch, need to lose 1 with LeMahieu coming back: DeShields, Jankowski, Bader, Y Munoz. I know who I probably should cut, but I’m concerned with playing time for some of them whereas DeShields has a full-time job. Please advise…

    Thanks a lot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning! Can sit Berrios — Jank

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: Excellent! Thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  113. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    Please order — Seranthony; Barraclough; Strickland; Kela.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seranthony, Kela

  114. Vrugg says:
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    Going forward, Chris Taylor or Josh Harrison?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor

  115. Gareth says:
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    Indians Lede!

    I thought about Razzball as Bieber was having a meteoric rise through the minor league system. A great last name to base jokes off!

    Seriously though, with the loss of Salazar and Tomlin, it’s nice to see guys like Plutko and Bieber provide some quality and hope for the future. And Clevinger is a keeper.

    I was worried when we lost Bruce, Santana and Jackson in the offseason. The offense in the first month backed up this concern. However Jose, Frankie and a healthy Brantley have been incredible in May.

    The bullpen is clearly the concern. Worst in the Majors. We lost Shaw and Smith in the offseason but they’ve been poor for their new teams so far. I’d like to see a few additions – A blockbuster trade for Brach, Britton and Machado would be awesome (but we’d have to give up a ton). Maybe some smaller deals to bolster the pen (like the Colome deal).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gareth! Good to see you

  116. SephMeier says:
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    ROS: Michael Taylor or harrison bader. Thanks grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bader unless have to play every day

  117. Sheik Yerbouti says:
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    Need a garbage time 5th starter in very shallow NL only, how would you rank the following:
    DeSclafini
    G Marquez
    J Lyles
    Dennis Santana
    Suter
    Erlin
    Chen

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Suter, German

  118. The Great Knoche says:
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    NFBC offense taking a giant injury dump.
    Zimmerman, then JeDong, Now Hoskins. THey weren’t lighting world on fire, but better than Wong and Nick Williams

    It felt so good to finally drop Brad Ziegler in RCls

    • Grey

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      I didn’t look at my NFBC team today yet, can’t be good after Vazquez

  119. bobbo says:
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    12 team 6×6 h2h ) OPS
    Have to start these hitters at Coors, right? Hittertron obviously loves them.

    Desmond vs. LAD (Santana)
    Puig @ COL (Anderson)
    Taylor @ COL (Anderson)

    So then, which of these guys should be the 4th OF for me today?
    Teoscar @ DET (Hardy)
    McCutchen vs. PHI (Pivetta)
    Ozuna vs. PIT (Taillon)

    Or would you sit one of the Coors hitters above instead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, start guys in Coors…. Teoscar

  120. Jason Murray says:
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    Who gets the most saves ROS…Neris, Barraclough, or Nate Jones? Maybe whoever ends up closing in Pitt? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jones

  121. Grey

    Grey says:
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    THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME*********

  122. Hawk says:
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    “The usual suspects who could take over: Edgar Santana, Michael Feliz, Verbal Kint.”

    ** holding up the shredded remanats of Vazquez’s elbow **
    How do you shoot C*** Hurdle in the back? What if you miss???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME*********

  123. Grey

    Grey says:
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    ****THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME*********

  124. uncle ernie says:
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    Quintana or Price rest of season. Thanks best overall

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