The bomb to right-center, his fourth homer of the year, wasn’t even the most impressive thing Shohei Ohtani (3-for-5, hitting .364) did yesterday. He beat out a single to short with a sprint speed of 29.5 ft/sec. That’s the 5th best Sprint Speed this year, just a bit better than Ronald Acuña Jr. Uh…*looks around for forty-five minutes, looks back*…Is anyone else seeing this? Can Acuña, serious question, also throw 101 MPH and have an under 2.00 ERA? Yo, is Shohei Ohtani really Roy Hobbs? ACKCHYUALLY If you had Roy Hobbs hit a 460-foot homer, beat out a grounder to short and pitch 101 MPH speedballs, you’d be like, “I appreciate the love story, and the friendship he built with the cross-eyed bat boy that he saved from a burning supermarket, but the baseball stuff isn’t believable in this movie.” Ohtani is not believable. That’s it. He’s one of the best baseball players ever, tools-wise. Truly not believable how good he is at each tool. Unfortch for fantasy, the Angels insistence on him pitching is hurting his overall fantasy value. Sorry, I’m not being a giant idiot. I mean, I might be a giant idiot, but not in this case. You miss a game or two each week as a hitter, and your stats are going to suffer. Hopefully, he has three months’ worth of Rich Hill blisters and can’t pitch all year. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Max Stassi – Hit the IL. Worst setback for the Stassi since the Wall fell.

Dylan Bundy – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.32 vs. Danny Duffy – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 0.75. If you had only Bundy and Duffy pitch yesterday for your fantasy teams, you are truly hashtag blessed. For what it’s Wuertz, Streamonator likes Duffy’s next start just a tad.

Jesus Luzardo – 2 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 8.31. Jesus indeed. Are his middle initials FC? Because I kept screaming JFC yesterday. Let me see if I have this straight, I finally get Luzardo on my teams and he does this? Yeah, that’s a solid summary. Now, I will lower myself into an open manhole and live amongst talking ninja turtles for the remainder of my life. So, his command is atrocious, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the A’s generate a phantom injury for him. This he can fix. He’s not this bad, but depending on your league, I’m not waiting around. If the league is deeper than 12 team mixed, then you can hold. Shallower leagues might need to move on, depending on options.

Stephen Piscotty – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer. Hey, it’s Piscotty, what do you know? Piscotty doesn’t know! Piscotty doesn’t know!

Jed Lowrie – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .341. Hot schmotato alert!

Seth Brown – 1-for-5 and his 2nd homer. How now Brown wow! He has big-time power, and might hit .220 or lower. I’m cyclops’ing, so I guess I have one big Brown eye.

Ramon Laureano – 1-for-5, 1 run and his 8th steal. You can call him, Ramon Rickey Laurenderson.

Zac Gallen – 4 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, as he was activated from the IL. Was a better first start than I expected, and very encouraging, since I drafted him before he injured himself imitating Ohtani — Ohtanimitating? The only thing that seems left for Gallen is now to get stretched out enough to throw 20 pitches per game (he threw 80 pitches yesterday). I was pretty down on his outlook after the hairline fracture, but I’d be more than happy to be wrong.

Kevin Ginkel – 2/3 IP, 1 ER in the 7th inning, ERA at 3.60. Can I go out on a pretty sturdy limb and say the Dbags don’t have a closer? Since I’m out on a limb, I’ll also say Yoan Lopez (1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 1.80) is the next guy to get a shot. Strike that! First guy to get a shot.

Akil Baddoo – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer in eight games. Big Bad Baddoo Daddy is the first Tigers player to ever have four homers in his first eight games, and he’s still hitting 8th. How can you not love Akil Baddoo? I’ll answer for you. After a 14-year marriage blew up when you answered sincerely the one question you should never answer: How do I look in these pants? And now you’ve forgotten how to love, and you don’t know how to love Akil Baddoo.

Wilson Ramos – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer. Was gonna reiterate on the reiterately tip how Ramos is leading all my teams in homers, but he’s actually leading the majors. Yeah, it’s still early.

Renato Nunez – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and, 2nd time I’ve mentioned him in two days, and 2nd time I’ve said you should pick him up for power. Don’t make me come back here!

Matthew Boyd – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.86, and still has yet to give up a home run. As Flavor Flav named his fantasy team, “Yeah, Boyd!”

Jake Odorizzi – 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER in his 1st start. Way to scramble those eggs, Odorizzi.

Ozzie Albies – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer, as he was moved down to the five hole, hitting .163. The good news is he homered. The bad news is Snitker’s gonna think he can only hit from the five hole and he’ll never move back.

Marcell Ozuna – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. OZUNA breaks out of early-season funk. OZUNA hate funk. OZUNA like Jazz. *waves like Forrest Gump* “Hey, Chisholm.”

Cristian Pache – Hit the IL with a groin strain. Funny how these things work, his front, er, area gives Ender Inciarte an opportunity.

Max Fried – 4 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 11.45. Haha, I told you to avoid Max Fried! What a bunch of giant dum–*intern whispers in ear*– Pablo Lopez went 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.60. In the same game? Prolly best I don’t gloat too much then. Oh, and Fried is headed for an MRI on his hamstring, which happened, of course, when he was doing non-pitching stuff.

Adam Duvall – 4-for-5, 4 runs, 7 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homer, and 2nd and 3rd homer in as many games. Damn, did a premature rosterbation and dropped a hot schmotato. That stings the ol’ big Brown eye. That I’m using to watch Seth Brown still. Take it easy, Content Police. Yes, of course, you should pick up Duvall, he’s the hottest schmotato in Hot Schmotato Land!

Brian Anderson – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .229. Don’t sleep on Anderson. Not simply because he looks like he’d be lumpy.

Rowdy Tellez – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer. Can you read his last name without busting into Billy Joel’s Tell Her About It? Then you’re a better person than me.

Marcus Semien – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer. Each time Semien does something I feel like Stan Gable seeing someone licking whipped cream in Revenge of the Nerds. That’s my George Springer pie! By the way, that movie is 37 years ago. Haha, we so old!

Julian Merryweather – Exited the game after a third of an inning with left hip irritation. You know the dance move, the Pepper Mill? Well, I’m doing a similar dance move, but it’s miming a waiter putting grated cheese on pasta at a table. I call it The Romano. No idea how long Merryweather will be out, but I’d grab Romano in all leagues.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.89. Don’t worry, as soon as the season’s over everyone will forget how good Ryu is again, and we’ll go back to him being underrated. A tradition like none other. “Buh-buh-buh-buh-buh-BUT he has bad matchups!” Yeah, sure. “His park is bad!” Right, right. “He was only good because of Dodger Stadium!” You got it, man. Nailing it! “He’s old!” Okay, if you say so. “He can’t keep this up!” You got it, homey.  “He doesn’t get strikeouts!” Whatever you say.

Teoscar Hernandez – Tested positive for Covid-19. Has symptoms, but is feeling better, so he’s likely out for the rest of the week. Member those glass booths they had in game shows to isolate the contestant from the answers? Can MLB players sleep in those?

Jameson Taillon – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 7.56. Just gotta appreciate how he’s out there battling. He could easily take his ball and go home.

Shane Bieber – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.11 vs. Lucas Giolito – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.55. Okay, but what fun is it if you have aces? You don’t get on a rollercoaster for the part where the shoulder harness comes down.

Luis Urias – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. This blurb is like when you put a marker down and pick up your golf ball. I’m not saying anything yet, but I’m just making note that Urias did something. A cyclops marker.

Hunter Renfroe – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer. Anyone want to bet Renfroe now hits four homers in the next eight games? If you want the under, you’ve never followed Renfroe’s career.

Rafael Devers – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer. A stack of tied together newspapers drops down on the sidewalk. A 13-year-old newsie cuts the twine, picks up the first paper and screams, “Devers delivers! Devers delivers! Read it here first!”

Blake Snell – 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.35. Unable to get out of the 1st vs. the Pirates. Raise the Jolly Roger and the L’s in Blake Snell’s name, he has to feature them more prominently after that. Hold your breath and count to ten. Sorry, I’m helping BLake SneLL with these freakin’ hiccups! Somewhere, Kevin Cash is like, “Hey, I thought Blake Snell wanted to go deeper into games.”

Trent Grisham – 1-for-4, 3 runs and his 3rd homer in his 3rd game. On pace for 155 homers, give or take one.

Ke’Bryan Hayes – Has yet to resume swinging a bat. His resume’s Special Skills section must be lacking. Can he juggle?

Bryan Reynolds – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI as he hits 3rd for the hard-hitting Pirates. You know what was awesome? Pirates scored a bunch of runs, and the only Pirates hitter I have anywhere is Colin Moran, and he didn’t even start. Holy sit!

Luis Castillo – 5 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 7.04 vs. Kevin Gausman – 6 IP, 5 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.20. What a fantastic matchup of two of my most owned pitchers. Someone hold me.

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Moistasskiss!

Mike Yastrzemski – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Mikeyass-skis!

Evan Longoria – 2-for-4, 2 runs, and his 4th homer. He has more homers than all my number one picks combined. Haha, I’m losing my mind.

Ryan Yarbrough – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 6.48. Unlike the Fried or Snell or Pab-Lo starts, I don’t have enough faith in Yarbrough if he’s throwing junkers vs. the Rangers.

Charlie Culberson – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and a slam (1) and legs (1). Congrats to the .0001% who have Culberson on a team! You could’ve used that final wish on winning the lottery, but you chose Culberson.

Ryan McMahon – 0-for-4. Also, Garrett Hampson (2-for-4) and Charlie Blackmon (0-for-2). In road games, all the last names of Rockies players ending in -on should be changed to -off.

Mookie Betts – 1-for-5 and his 2nd homer. Mookie Best!

Chris Taylor – 2-for-5 and his 2nd homer. The Dodgers have so many weapons. I mean, so many, and they manage (or Dave Roberts, specifically) to bat Chris Taylor third.

Trevor Bauer – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.70.  He didn’t get himself in any sticky situations in this game. Dot dot dot. Or did he?

Taijuan Walker – 4 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.61. TJ looked good early, then faded fast, but all pretty encouraging. My biggest fears with Walker: Lack of Ks and wonky command, has only been half true so far, and if it’s gonna be half true, the Ks half being the better half to, uh have.

Marcus Stroman – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 0.75. Don’t want to be greedy, but can we please get a few more Ks? Thanking you in advance!

Stephen Strasburg – 4 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 6.30. Cougs and I were watching this game last night and she was like, “Hey, Strasburg, that’s the guy Anime Grey said to sell!” You’re damn right, Cougs.

Kwang-Hyun Kim – Will rejoin the Cards’ rotation on Saturday. This moves Daniel Ponce De Leon to the pen. Goodbye, fountain of yuck!

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. Au Shizz!

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Don’t worry about it, you don’t have to remember the serial number to cash your Bitcoin. You just write it down on a piece of paper. I have mine right by that open window–NOOOOO!!! Torenado!!!

John Means – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.16. If that’s the worst start we get from Means, sign me up for more shares. Nah’Means?

Justus Sheffield – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.91. He was only at 77 pitches, they should’ve just let him finish the game. Three more innings? Haha, no this was one of those seven-inning beauts, and I will never stop thinking it’s weird. Streamonator liked this start, doesn’t like his next. It’s as simple as looking at numbers.

Jose Marmolejos – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer. *holds envelope to head* “Marmoleo Marmolejos…” *rips open envelope and reads* “What is The Gipsy Kings lead singer’s fantasy team name?”

Rafael Montero – 1 IP, 1 ER and the blown save. He comes in the 7th inning, and I’m like, “A change gon’ Graveman!” Then I realize it’s a 7-inning doubleheader, and I suggest the box scores are in a different color font to remind me it’s a 7-inning game. Any hoo! Montero blew the save anyway, and Kendall Graveman closed out the 8th inning like it was the 9th inning, and this isn’t confusing at all. My guess is Graveman is the closer, but Montero is still there, and I wouldn’t lose him yet.

Ty France – 1-for-7, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .293. Yeah, well, I call him Ty Freedom. Also, he was in the 1st Buy column, and I like him.

Tom Murphy – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer. Home runs are the oxygen that Tom Murphy breathes!

James Paxton – Will have season-ending surgery. Yeah, that’s what happens when you go to pitch and your elbow says, “I’m a frayed.”

 
  1. mweltzer says:
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    10 Team ESPN Roto Standard

    Drop Luzardo for Ynoa?

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      I would.

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      Agreed. Luzardo has been meh and it’s only 10 teams. Won’t kill you to shed him even if he turns it around.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  2. Kelly Denzik says:
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    Yeah I’ve already made a few premature closer changes when the supposedly closer comes in the 7th inning only to realize five minutes later that I own a backup closer in five leagues now

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      It’s strange handcuffing closers, yet here we are.

      SAGNOF comes with a price. I’m ok with it – still better/cheaper than reaching for a closer before the 16th round or so.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, exactly

  3. Lucky Dog says:
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    Yeah, I realized the double header very soon after my comments about Montero. Damn these new stupid rules. Baseball is 9 innings. 7 inning double headers are stupid.

    Also stupid; after losing Bass early I have closer PTSD, so I picked up Graveman, and I was already rostering Gallegos behind Reyes because Reyes has hosed me in the past.

    God help me I’m wasting 2 roster spots handcuffing closers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, ugh, I know

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Hoarding paid! I claimed Romano a couple of days ago & Merryweather just hit the IL

        SAGNoF!

        Or wait – maybe this is “SAPAWYGSFL!” (speculative adds pay off when you get super f’n lucky!”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  4. Wheezy says:
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    What do we do with Dylan Moore? He’s getting pinch hit for and sat against righties. Yikes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Might be time to cut bait

      • Earl says:
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        Man that sucks as I was counting on him to be one of my speed guys on several teams actually. Yikes

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          *Might

  5. galica123 says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Fantastic report!!

    a. I have a friend from South Korea named Dae-Hyun. We discuss among other things Korean baseball players who play in MLB. Of course, he has a very deep appreciation for ALL Koreans who play abroad in sports (any sport, you name it). For Ryu, I mentioned he has the body shape of a morph of the Pillsbury doughboy and the Michelin man and my friend starts laughing. According to my friend Dae-Hyun, he’s always had THAT body type and he usually starts the season heavier because it’s a long grind. Otherwise he’s healthy and very athletic (again going on intel from my friend Dae-Hyun.).

    b. Nice tweet from Puig (‘member him).

    ‘I released a statement and all my agents!’

    c. Marx Brothers quote of the day for April 14, 2021

    Mary Eaton: ‘I’m sorry but I’m afraid I must be going.’

    Groucho: ‘Ah no, don’t go. Before you go let me show you a sample of my sewer pipe we’re going to lay. Look at it, nobody can fool you on a sewer pipe, can’t they? A woman like you?
    Now this is the 8 inch pipe but of course… all property owners will be allowed to vote on the size of the pipe. In case of a tie it goes to Supreme Court…and I can give you a little inside information in advance. The Chief Justice is crazy about this type of sewer.’

    d. Random Reggie Jackson quote of the day for April 14, 2021

    ‘You can play football and be the next Jim Brown or play baseball and be the next Reggie Jackson.’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • William Hung says:
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      Or play both and be the next Bo Jackson and/or Deion Sanders… Bo Knows!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Damn, Yasiel Puig, that’s a throwback name

      D. Haha

  6. Kevin says:
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    Drop Sanchez for Ramos?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  7. Manley Ramirez says:
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    Ohtani is indeed supernatural. The Fantasy Baseball Overload created him for the sadistic purpose of torturing Grey’s contrarian soul.

    Podcast Grey: “Sure Ohtani’s statcast stuff is impressive, but only relevant for making the rubes overrate him in your fantasy league. For fantasy purposes, I’d rather own Rameil Tapia!”

    [Ohtani continues to crush and display freakish ability.]

    Blog Grey: “Well the pitching every 6 days (maybe) thing is gonna hurt his value so watch out!” [Homer Simpson back into bushes].

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahahaha, WUT

  8. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    1 – Would you drop any of Riley, Urshela, Andres Gimenez or Luzardo for Graveman or Tyler Rogers (5 holds already)? The league counts both holds and saves. I’m lacking in Runs, Holds and SB at the moment.

    Rest of the pitching staff is Castillo, Ryu, Plesac, McKenzie, Montgomery, Ynoa, Kenley Jansen, Richard Rodriguez, Clase, Alvarado, Barnes, Trevor May, Alex Reyes.

    Injured players Mondesi, Fairbanks, JD Davis and Sonny Gray.

    2 – Same question about dropping any of those guys for either Eaton/Canha for run support.

    Even though this is only a 10 team league, the rosters have 29 players, which makes me doubt if Luzardo should be gone or hold him. Maybe when Sonny comes back?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Riley for Rogers

      2. Urshela for Canha

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      Gray is likely going to pitch on Sat or Sun, and it would be crazy to drop him. Dude is a top 20 SP when healthy, or at least should be.

      My $.02

      • HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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        Thanks Lucky Dog. My bad, I probably didn’t explain myself properly. I meant to let Luzardo go once Sonny is back.

        • Lucky Dog says:
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          Oh, yes I would totally 100% do that. Preseason rumors of Jesus rising were vastly overblown.

  9. Crazy J says:
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    As a Dodger fan I straight up love what Bauer is throwing.

    As a fantasy baseballer (Grey’s mom’s term) I straight up love what Bauer is throwing.

    You stated Castillo was a HOLD in your video, would he be worth trading for? Last time I got Castillo everywhere it wasn’t a good thing, but 2019 Castillo? I’m in!

    But seriously, Bauer can throw!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, I could see buying him if price is right

  10. ke says:
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    Ohtani had 3 ABs and hit a HR in the one game he pitched. The only game he hasn’t started out in the lineup, he came in to pinch hit and scored a run. The ABs are there this year.

    • Grey

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      We’ll see

  11. Murph says:
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    Grey!
    1. Cut Luzardo for Mize?
    2. Gregorius or Dylan Moore ROS?
    Thanks!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Mize
      Didi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with MP

  12. Johnson says:
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    Would you drop Escobar or Robles for Eaton, K Seager, Lowrie or C. Taylor?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Escobar for Taylor

  13. Pyrrhic Victory says:
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    Someone dropped Soler two weeks into the season in a 14 team league. I think I can get get him on waivers, but who would be the drop?
    Evans
    Shaw
    Enrique Hernandez
    India

    • Pyrrhic Victory says:
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      Forgot to say format! H2H 5×5 Roto.

      Also, if Kyle Lewis rises again this weekend (like our other messiah with two first names, Jesus Christopher), who would be the other drop from that same list? Could also drop my most expendable pitcher, but it’d leave me with two bench bats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw, Evans

  14. Simsbad says:
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    if Snit goes with Ehire over Ender (Ehire to 3B and Riley to OF) then Ehire be decent for AVG and Runs -> since he’ll be batting at the bottom of order before Acuna ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If…?

  15. BringDaRuckus says:
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    Drop Rodriguez for Clase?

    5×5 12 team H2H

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ed-Rod? Sure

      • BringDaRuckus says:
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        Sorry, Richard, to clarify.

        • Ante Galic says:
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          Ruckus!!

          For RichRod, no way! Pitt sucks but they’ll get the wins and Rod the saves by extension. If they win 50-60, Rod nails 30-35 saves easy.

          Cheers,
          Ante

  16. Abba Dabba Doo says:
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    Otteneu points league, keeper.

    I have Austin Riley. Do I ride it out with him or pick up any of the following who were just dropped: kole Calhoun, Brandon Belt, Joc Pederson, Sam Hilliard, Lorenzo Cain

    I’m not one to panic early on, but these all seemed like names of players hyped during Spring Training so I thought I’d take note here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  17. lootman says:
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    Your blurbs are a just like heaven.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hehe

  18. Harley Earl says:
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    Serious question,

    Last week you told us to ‘Sell” Ohtani, but now you tell us he’s the greatest player ever.better than Roy Hobbs!!! While I was never going to sell Ohtani because of where I drafted him, I did read and acknowledge your points as reasonable and understandable. Should I assume Ohtani is now in the “Buy” or “Hold” category?

    He’s really an amazing athlete, fun to watch and fun to cheer for. And, for those last two reasons alone, I could never trade him this season. I’ll ride it out no matter where it goes.

    • Tom says:
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      I was grabbing Ohtani at 200+ all winter in NFBC’s, then watched his price climb throughout Spring training. So then you had to grab him in rounds 8-10 if you wanted him, which looks like he could still be a huge bargain.
      I posed this question last week and I’ll ask it again, who are you feeling better about ROS Ohtani (the hitter) or Luis Robert?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I also said he’s not as good for fantasy as real baseball

      • Tom says:
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        ROS Ohtani or Luis Robert?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Robert

          • Tom says:
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            Stay the course Grey, stay the course.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m trying, man

      • Harley Earl says:
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        Oh but I think he’s very good for both!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

          • Harley Earl says:
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            I don’t understand why you are so against him as a fantasy baseball player. He’s currently the #3-rated player in Yahoo with the settings my league uses. He’s got 4 HR, 12 RBIs, 10 Runs, 2 SB and a .391 on-base pct.

            What’s not to love?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sounds great thru 12 days!

              • Harley Earl says:
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                Haha! You’re so funny man!!!

                You mean 12 days doesn’t make a season????

                Womp, womp, waaaaaaaahhh

                :o(

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I know, damn

  19. Tyler says:
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    Random question…
    Was curious to see how you felt about Kelenic with people assuming he may be coming on the 16th ( *manipulation schedule), and if my league size would warrant a pickup. Searched through the field at the top of the page and only “recent” stories pop up; generally 3 are usually seen there. I’m sure it helps web traffic/site quality, to not document anytime a player is mentioned in that list, but is there a better way to search through and find all instances a player is mentioned? Almost like an archived search?

  20. bobsnyder4210 says:
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    Good stuff Grey, but I’m still shaken…I figured yesterday I’d get a few W’s and a little clarity and all I got was a train wreck of SP suckitude. Help?

    I don’t need to do anything this minute, but I’m sure sometime in the next couple days I’ll need to drop somebody and clear my IL violation for flexibility. Here’s who I’ve got:

    INF/C – Moustakas, Albies, Ramirez, Muchado, Swanson, Posey
    OF – Castellanos, F Reyes, Gallo, Kepler, Canha(1B also), Tapia
    IL – L Gurriel (no longer eligible)

    SP – Woodruff, Lynn, P Lopez, Stroman, Means, Taillon, Odorizzi
    RP – Kimbrel, Barnes, Neris, Valdez

    If you needed to make a move who would you drop? Player Rater says Taillon. My gut says Neris (because it’s probably only a matter of time). The little voice in my head says Odorizzi (I don’t know why…it never explains itself). Any nuggets of wisdom? Thanks!

    • bobsnyder4210 says:
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      I forgot to mention…12 team, H2H, 5×5…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Taillon

  21. Thundergunn says:
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    The one year I don’t own laureano, he’s stealing everything.

    Any slow starters you’d be looking to buy low?

    I’m thinking Lourdes, bohm, Pablo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lourdes would be a good one, I still like Bohm…Sure on Pab-Lo

      • Scott A Zalkind says:
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        Lourdis is killing me. And naturally when I drop Solak he goes 2-4 with 3 RBI. Out of the 7-hole. Gah!

        Incidentally, “7-hole” is a nickname I had for my ex. Long story.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  22. ERad says:
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    Gallen breaks his arm and is back in 2 weeks

    Hayes jammed a thumb and has no timetable

    Ooooook

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, ugh

  23. Fred says:
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    Drop Cron or N Lowe for J Lowrie? 12 team H2H

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I’m fine going Lowrie while Cron is in road games

      • Fred says:
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        What about dropping Cron for Duvall?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure

  24. Five-on-One says:
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    So, who’s the drop for Graveman? I have Montero, the two Oriole guys (Scott and Valdez), the Pirates guy (Rich-Rod), and the new Oakland guy (Trivino). That’s five roster spots (only three active) dedicated to RPs. Or I can drop E Escobar or give up on Andres Gimenez.

    • Bobbo says:
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      Why hold two Orioles co-closers? The team is bad. Diversify your SAGNOF portfolio!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Bobbo, stop owning Scott

  25. William Hung says:
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    Prayer hexagon for Merryweather – the injuries for my team just keep coming. I’m supposed to get Tim Anderson, Bellinger, and Kyle Lewis back this week, but why not have Merryweather get hurt? This bad luck with injuries hopefully won’t be season long

    • bobsnyder4210 says:
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      Like you, I have a team where I have to bring Bellinger back in a few days, and I might have Merryweather going on IL in a few days…so I figure at least I can do my IL moves without having to actually drop anyone. Always look on the bright side of life, and all…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, been brutal for my teams early

      • William Hung says:
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        Any word on how long Merry will be out?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          2-3 weeks?

  26. Hepcats13 says:
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    Greyt write up!

    Drop Rodriguez for Clase? Yahoo 5×5 H2H 12 team.

    Thanks!

    • Hepcats13 says:
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      Pirates are not getting save opps but they might trade to a contender looking for a closer, but you mentioned that Clase could be a top two closer so it sounds like not worth holding R. Rod to wait for him to be traded, right? Thanks again!

      • Hepcats13 says:
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        Sorry I accidently posted above with my Razzball Hockey handle! Just to clarify, R. Rod of Pirates, not E. Rod of Sawx!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d want Clase

  27. Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood says:
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    he all

    this is a H2h league

    i have way too many infielders and gallen coming of IL there is a guy after Peralta what do you think of giving Devers, Peralta and arieta for Giolito and Freddy Freeman. i was going to drop
    arieta anyway you usually don’t get more than 3 good weeks out of him

    1B Matt Olson  2B Mike Moustakas 3B Manny Machado SS Trevor Story 
    OF Ronald Acuna OF Eloy Jimenez Michael Conforto
    U Bo Bichette 2B Dylan Moore 3B Rafael Devers SS Adalberto Mondesi 
    arrietta, burnes, guasman, urias woodroff montero freddy peralta dylan bundy diaz
    zc gallen and kelenic

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      I’d want Giolito and Freeman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hey Lenny!

      Agree with MP

      • Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood says:
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        Thanks MP and Grey……….hope all is well with you guys …….i have been busy so have not had much chance to post much

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hope you’re well!

  28. Steve says:
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    L Urias, Renfroe or Avisail for 1 UTIL spot, 14T obp & Ks

    Thanks Grey!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Renfroe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with MP

  29. kevin says:
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    Need to add a 1B

    Asdrubal Cabrera
    Colin Moran
    Carlos Santana
    Jeimer Candelario
    Josh Fuentes
    Jesus Aguilar
    Albert Pujols
    Charlie Culberson
    Bobby Dalbec
    Mitch Moreland
    Renato Nunez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nunez

  30. Murph says:
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    Can you rank these pitchers on waivers (5×5 10 team roto)
    Matz
    Boyd
    Javier
    Mize
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mize, Javier

  31. Lt says:
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    Who jumps out at you to buy low on? I was gonna make a play for Conforto and Moncada before the slumps end but anyone playing terrible ball you can’t imagine not figuring it out sooner than later? Thanks Grey, extra thanks for the Peralta sleeper talk pre draft!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto is good one, Trevor Story? Abreu? Literally any 1st 3 round hitters, except maybe Trout

      Lourdes?

  32. JC says:
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    I am so good at drafting fantasy studs-a year too early. Ohtani, Laureano, Kimbrel..the list goes on. Ugh.
    H2H league with ten hitting cats. Strikeouts is one.

    1. J Polanco, Arreaz or Wendle?
    2. Kelenic, Peralta, or Duvall?
    3. Garver, Omar, Severino or Trevino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Polanco
      2. Kelenic
      3. Garver

      • JC says:
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        Thank you! I realize no one knows for sure, but any chance Kelenic gets called up next week?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hearing Friday

          • JC says:
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            The 16th huh. Good to know

  33. sportivetricks says:
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    HEy tO the hEY, Grey!

    1. I lurrves you and all the joy your bring into our oth erwise tame lives.

    2. I’m thinking Diekman is a drop at this point. Of course, once I do that, bolts of lighting will come down from FBBO (Fantasy Baseball Olympus) and inflict Trivino with season-ending injury or ensure the A’s only see ninth inning leads with back to back lefties in the opposing lineups.

    Alas.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lurves!

      2. Haha, I know, but I do think you can drop him

  34. Cable says:
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    H/h points 12 team league …….ROS which side

    G Sanchez…Robert….Moncada

    McCann…Judge…Suarez

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Judge side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Luis Robert

  35. aintlifegrand says:
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    Good morning Grey!

    10tm OBP redraft

    Would you drop Dylan Moore for Jed Lowrie? Moore’s Statcast page makes me very sad and now he is losing ABs. Jed is hitting third, played in 10 of 12 games, and his Statcast is soaked in red, plus his peripherals are in line with his last healthy season before the Mets stopped him from getting knee surgery, which he since had.

    Thanks!

    • William Hung says:
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      Prob bench for now if possible and hope he turns it around before dropping

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  36. ROTO OVERLORD says:
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    Ohtani is batting for himself on days he pitches, at least he did in his 1st start this season. If he continues that trend theres no doubt hes a 1st round talent.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, could be

    • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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      “…no doubt hes a 1st round talent.”

      Well. I’d say there is *some* doubt… I mean, one can’t dismiss injury risk completely. And that risk is far higher than any first rounder…save for Tatis.

  37. Anodyne says:
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    I own Luzardo in a standard 12-team league. Would you hold, or drop for one of these?

    Weaver
    Duffy
    Dunning
    DeSclafani
    Marquez
    Gonzales
    Davies
    Singer
    Cease
    Ray

    Thanks in advance!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Weaver

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with MP

      • Anodyne says:
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        Dang! Weaver got snatched up before I got a chance to nab him. Would any of these be preferable to Luzardo?

        Brubaker
        Duffy
        Dunning
        DeSclafani
        Marquez
        Gonzales
        Davies
        Singer
        Cease
        Ray

        • Anodyne says:
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          Or Alex Cobb?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You should look at matchups — DeSclafani

          • Andodyne says:
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            Done. I checked Stream-0-Nator and the juiciest matchups I found were for Skubal, so I grabbed him instead of any of the guys above. Kinda risky I know, but I do like him. If he does well, I’m sure he’ll get snatched up quickly.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah, nice!

  38. Rising Son says:
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    Hey Grey, love the write ups, best part of my morning. 12 team h2h, drop Luzardo for Mize or Boyd?

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Mize

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with MP

  39. Mike says:
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    I’m in a H2H mixed league. Check out my team below. Is my hitting bench too big? I’m thinking of picking up more SP: DeSclafani, Rogers, Urquity, Javier, Weaver, Dunning, Boyd. Would you pick up any of those and who to drop? Thanks.

    My Team:
    C – James McCann (C)
    1B – Jared Walsh (1B)
    2B – Jose Altuve (2B)
    3B – Alec Bohm (1B,3B)
    SS – Francisco Lindor (SS)
    OF – Kyle Tucker (OF)
    OF – Eddie Roasaio (OF)
    OF – Anthony Santander (OF)
    Util – Franmil Reyes (OF)

    Bench:
    Miguel Sano (1B,3B)
    Josh Bell (1B)
    Max Kepler (OF)
    Trey Mancini (1B,OF)
    Kyle Schwarber (OF)

    IL : Anthony Rendon(3B)

    SP: Kenta Maeda, Gerrit Cole, Luis Castillo, Zach Wheeler, Jesus Luzardo,Corey Kluber, Nathan Eovaldi

    RP: Josh Hader Matt Barnes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Mancini for Weaver

  40. Fogimon says:
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    Was offered Charlie Blackmon for my Sandy Alcantara. I should hit accept without thinking, right??

    My current OF is; Harper, Ozuna, Castellanos, Springer, Teoscar, KLewis
    My current SP are; Bieber, Castillo, Paddack, Eflin, Gausman, Mahle, Alcantara, Dunning, Kikuchi

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Yes take the rocky who’s last name ends in on

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with MP

  41. rocky61 says:
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    Grey matters!

    Need your brains for my slow starters (5X5Roto OBP instead of BA) : Riley, Sano, Moncada and Lourdes Gurriel. And I’m not even mentionning Albies and Treat Urner.

    Too early to give up on any of those? Or would you drop any of the first four in favor of either Solak, Moran, Candelario, Mountcastle or Vaughn.

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with MP

  42. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    I added Renfroe to a few teams. So, I’ll take the under.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why did you jinx him

  43. Jeremy Burke says:
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    Is it worth trading JD Martinez if my outfield goes from
    Blackmon/JD/Dylan Moore to—-
    Blackmon/Kyle Lewis/Marte?
    I would also get Santander in the trade

    Its JD for Marte, Lewis and Santander

    • Jeremy Burke says:
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      Any advice from anyone is apprecited.

    • Ellis says:
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      Which Marte?

      • Jeremy Burke says:
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        Starling

        • Ellis says:
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          If Starling, sell high on JD

    • JKJ

      JKJ says:
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      JDM is worth all of those guys and more. Don’t move him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  44. happyharry says:
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    Hey Grey, 12 teamer, H2H..Loaded with pitching, but I need your advice on who to trade/drop? My staff: Bauer, Darvish, Castillo, Berrios, Bundy, Musgrove, Gausman, Liam Hendriks and Peralta(ww p/u)..Sonny Gray on IL and will need to activate him. Thinking about dropping Liam, punt saves? Not much trading in my league though. ty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • Happyharry says:
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        Man, what Pitcher do I drop??

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Trade someone

        • Happyharry says:
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          Another manager does need Pitching, who should I offer for Bellinger or Yelich?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Berrios?

  45. Smell The Glove says:
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    Strasburg was spotted massaging his shoulder in between innings and his velocity was down 2 mph during the game.

    Drop him for Huascar Ynoa? (People already asked about JFCL for Ynoa)

    Or just wait and bench him till he inevitably gets put on the IL to see if he can recover?

    I got 6 HR’s from my roster in 10 team mixed league but my 4 starters gave me a combined 12.1 IP and a group ERA of 13.14.

    JFC FMFL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, give it a second to hear news

  46. toolshed says:
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    If there is a silver lining in Castillo’s start, his velocity is back up. He had zero bb and pitched 4 shutout innings after giving up two 2-run hr in the first inning.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  47. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    In an NL only, who is the drop between Duvall, Naquin and LoCastro?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Naquin

  48. hot corner says:
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    No joke. This is my “injured” line-up on an Ottoneu 5×5 team. Almost a full starting line-up!!!

    Nola
    Olson
    Marte
    Mondesi
    JD Davis
    Springer
    Myers
    O’Neill
    Hays
    Walker
    Lamet

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

  49. Don't be a Hader says:
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    Dylan Moore dropped in my 12 team roto.
    Would you drop C.Hernandez, Naylor, Tellez for him?
    Or drop any of the above for Duvall?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Naylor for Duvall

  50. Jeremy Burke says:
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    Which outfield is better?

    Blackmon/JD Martinez/Dylan Moore

    Blackmon/Starling Marte/Kyle Lewis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD

  51. Tony Berkman says:
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    10 team standard – should I use my number 1 waiver pick on Teoscar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  52. Lightning Bat says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Which two would you sit out of:

    Taillon vs TB
    Giolito @BOS
    Kikuchi vs HOU
    Dunning vs BAL
    Canning @ KC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

      • Lightning Bat says:
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        I’m thinking to sit Kikuchi vs. HOU for the other one. Would you sit someone else besides Taillon?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

          • Lightning Bat says:
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            Ah sorry I think I’m getting things mixed up. I need to sit two from that original bunch. Do you think Taillon and Kikuchi are the correct two?

            Also, are Luzardo for Bohm or Luzardo for Winker fair? Which do you like better?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure

              Bohm

    • Lightning Bat says:
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      I’m also fielding offers for Luzardo – have a Winker on the table and thinking that’s too low (14 team points league). Trying to target Bohm from the same owner – that sound better?

  53. BAC says:
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    11 team 5×5 OBP.

    Urias or Chisholm? Have been keeping Chisholm as last bench bat waiting to see if he breaks out like Grisham did last year but it might be a year early.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Chisholm

  54. Los says:
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    Didn’t realize Sixto was gonna be out so long so I’ve been foolishly hanging onto him…

    5×5 scoring, who of these should I drop him for:

    German Marquez
    Tristan McKenzie
    Marco Gonzalez
    Jameson Taillon
    Taijuan Walker
    Carlos Rodon
    Huascar Ynoa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McKenzie

  55. Jack says:
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    What to do with Fried and Taillon. Hard to hold onto both at this point. Which one would you part ways with? Or hold both and pray. Thanks.

    • Jack says:
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      Sorry – 12 team H2H categories.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Taillon

  56. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    14 team h2h league. I have not started Yarborough so far this season (he’s been terrible).

    My current SP: Lynn, Maeda, Gausman, Gallen, Dunning, Bassitt, Yarborough.

    Luke Weaver is available on waivers. Too early to drop Yarborough for Weaver ROS?

    Thankyou.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go w/ Weaver

  57. bigbear says:
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    What do we do with Dansby Swanson? I can slide Moore into SS. I was trying to make do until Belly and Mondesi (and Eloy) get healthy, but need a hitter!

    Swanson EV is up over 2 MPH (91.5) and LA has jumped over 6 degrees to 20.9 this year. Hard hit rate sits at 52% (40-41% over the last two seasons). But his K rate has spiked to 39.5% and BB rates has cratered to 2.3%… Opposing SPs are attacking him differently this year (seeing 12% less FB and more breaking/offspeed pitches). First pitch swings % is up 7.7%. But overall plate discipline is better (more in zone swings and less out of zone swings). BABIP sits at .250 (career .306).

    Options on waivers: Duvall, Eaton, McKinstry, Longo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are you asking if you should drop Swanson? No, you shouldn’t

  58. Nightpandas says:
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    FML

    I’ve currently got India at 3b, Dejong at ss with both Mondesi and Tatis on IR.

    I got an offer of MChapman for Mondesi…do you think this is enough? I’m low on my power cats right now (HR RBI and SLG)

    15 team keep 11 – R H SB HR RBI K OBP SLG cats

    3B on waivers are Yuli Candelario Uriah’s Nunez Shaw

    Thanks !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems fair

  59. Dancin Homer says:
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    Happy National Pecan Day!!

    I know how much you love catcher questions, so: which C would you roll with:

    – Posey
    – Sean Murphy
    – Ramos

    Also, are you still holding Nate Lowe in 12-team leagues?

    if I were to drop, I’d add Graveman, stream SP’s, or add a bat like Benintendi just dropped), Eaton, etc…

    thanks in advance

    • Dancin Homer says:
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      Forgot to add that Duvall is also available (can drop Lowe for him too)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes we Pecan!

      Ramos

      No on Lowe…try Graveman should be owned

  60. Bobbo says:
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    I have R Montero in a SV+H league. Typically what I’ve found is that guys with set roles (i.e., typically closers and slightly less so 8th inning guys) still hold more value than a middle reliever, because they won’t come into a game when the team is losing.

    That said, Montero keeps giving up runs. Graveman is available. I feel like the Mariners are going to make the switch soon – should I jump the gun and make the switch on my fantasy team?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  61. Robin Yount says:
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    Drop colome for trivino?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

    • ellis says:
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      Yes

  62. JB says:
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    Grey…. My window to keep Walsh in my minor slot is up: I need to drop a player from my roster!

    Would you drop A Rosiaro, B Dalbec, or Walsh?

    Dynasty LG 6×6 with OBP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Amed

  63. dan says:
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    love your column and advise. question: my current staff is
    stroman
    urquidy
    pineda
    desclafani
    ynoa
    c. martinez
    arrietta
    brubaker
    happ
    canning
    bassitt
    bard
    galleggos
    i have to drop one for kwang kim and also would tejay antone be better ros than any of these ? thanks for your input

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! — CMart for Tejay

  64. Dr Sauce says:
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    12 team ESPN, 5X5 roto, 6 player keeper (no limits)

    Although I have been ravaged by injury, my team has hung in there. I am doing well in hitting stats, but I am getting pounded in the pitching categories. To this end, would you make the following trade:
    I receive Jacob DeGrom, Kenta Maeda and Alex Verdugo
    I send Luis Robert, Bobby Witt jr and Jonathan India and my 1st round pick in next years draft (essentially 7th round).
    The owner trading DeGrom is in the middle of a re-build. Verdugo would replace Robert in my starting lineup … my other outfielders are Acuna, Betts, Bellinger and Tucker
    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      • Dr Sauce says:
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        Needed to hear that thanks!!

        How about just using my 1st round pick in next years draft to get two of Woodruff, and either Maeda or Plesac?

        Or could use 1st for Scherzer and Paddack?

        Just to give you a sense of what I’m looking at;
        I know it’s early but I’m losing serious ground in the pitching categories. Regretting keeping Flaherty over Burnes as my #1. My #2 is Luzardo and he looks all kind of wrong. Urias and Gausman solid 3/4 and Bassitt/Trevor Rogers as my 5/6.

        All that into consideration what’s your recommendation? Much appreciated!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sure, Woodruff/Plesac works for me — but so does Woodruff/Maeda

          • Dr Sauce says:
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            Perfect thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  65. pizza5788 says:
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    Would you drop Fried for Ynoa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  66. return2earth says:
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    anyone else feel like the 2020/2021 seasons have taught us that if you want to keep your sanity &/or have fun playing fantasy baseball that playing best ball formats may be the most enjoyable way going forward?

    i don’t even want to manage my other squads anymore especially after last seasons sprint; feels like a lot of people are gonna be burnt out on this before the end of May .. maybe i’m in the minority but i enjoyed the shorter season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weekly leagues are a nice balance…You only have to switch guys on Sunday

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Or bi-weekly like in NFBC

  67. Russ says:
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    What up Grey,
    12 Team Roto
    A little hypothetical here looking to the future. If Wander gets called up would you drop IKF for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  68. The Wild Card says:
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    Grey, do you think Eaton stays at the top of the lineup when Tim Anderson returns? I am debating whether to try to sell him high right now especially if he gets moved down in the order although he still may be hitting behind Abreu and Grandal instead of in front of them.

    May try to trade him for d’Arnaud (i need a catcher besides Posey) or Tommy Edman for versatility

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Edman or d’Arnaud

    • ellis says:
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      Yes

      • ellis says:
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        Messed up response, Anderson will still lead off

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

    • Juan GOATo is my religion says:
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      Who’s a better add in a holds + saves league?

      Dolis Toronto
      Taylor Rogers SFO
      Alvarado PHI

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Alvarado

  69. David says:
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    need 2 bench bats… best overall (Till Bollinger and Kyle Lewis return)

    Baddoo, Mullins, Canha, renato nunez

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baddoo

  70. lwomack58 says:
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    Currently running without a catcher-looking at picking up Ramos-

    Can drop Cesar Hernandez.

    Also safe to drop Diekman-I have Trivino, Yimi and Tejay. Would also pickup Duvall in my moves today.

    What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cesar for Ramos — Diekman for Duvall

  71. JeF With 1 F says:
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    Yoooo…im on the fence about an offer I got. His ozuna for my plesac and just dong…its a dynasty and I’m leaning towards doing it..just need the nudge one way or the other

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Ozuna, it’s fair, could go either way

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        Thanks bro…my thoughts exactly…I do have gray and Carrasco back soon so that lessens the plesac blow.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Might depend on league depth

          • JeF With 1 F says:
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            12 teamer

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I’m going Ozuna

  72. Murph says:
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    Drop mouncastle for kepler?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  73. brett says:
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    Eduardo Escobar or Renato Nunez?

    … streamer to IL players come back.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nunez

  74. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Two things, if you please:

    1. W Ramos is a FA in both my leagues still. Drop McCann for him in one league? Drop Sean Murphy for him in my other league?

    2. Something I always wanted to ask.. I usually follow your Top 500 players in baseball as a template for fantasy value when drafting. I think for myself somewhat but usually default to your expert take on the game.
    How long into the season should I hold that list as the holy grail of advice for adds/drops/trades? In other words, at what point of the season do I need wean myself away from it when some players that are ranked high are stinking and ones that aren’t that highly ranked are tearing it up? Too long to wait until 1/2-way through the season when your Rest-of-Season rankings come out for the most up-to-date snap shot.

    Thanks for all you do!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Meh, I guess Ramos over Murphy if you want…I’m not dropping McCann

      2. I’d start looking at the Player Rater and Rest of the Season Player Rater

      • 200 Proof says:
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        Thanks.

        However, therein lies more confusion… ROS Player Rater has Murphy at #228, McCann at #283, and Ramos at #212.

        I guess my default will be to implore your wisdom directly when questions of discrepancy exist.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, you can ask me

  75. Brett says:
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    Would you pick up Trivino or Graveman over any of my current closers? Reyes, Garrett, Clase

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  76. lwomack58 says:
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    To dove tale on my earlier question…

    Would you take Duvall over B. Reynolds or Renfroe?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Renfroe

  77. Robin Yount says:
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    Thoughts on N. Lowe, he started so hot and the last week has basically been a complete 0. Is K Seager or Donaldson a better CI option.

    Marryweather to IL – oblique– the hits keep coming.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Donaldson

  78. Tim says:
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    Thinking about dropping a RP for Ynoa…

    Hold / Save league – 10 team

    Alex Reyes, Gallegos, Merryweather, Karenchak, Devin Williams

    Appreciate it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallegos

  79. 406mtechdigger says:
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    Great as always Grey!

    How are you ranking these guys for the next month in a points league? Sticking to your ranks?

    T Rogers
    Smyly
    L Weaver
    Descalafini
    Canning
    A Cobb
    Ynoa
    T Walker

    Thanks for any insight!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weaver, Smyly, Ynoa, DeSclafani

      • 406mtechdigger says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  80. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey I am thinking about droppig brent suter and Caleb Smith and picking two of these three

    Alex Cobb
    Lou Trivino
    Codi Heuer

    Which two should I get?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trivino, Heuer

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        would u drop Tanner rainey as well?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            i missed out on Trivino. Would you drop Caleb Smith for Alex Cobb?

            • Scott Kimmel says:
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              i meant Brent Suter for Cobb

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                do you think its time to drop Michael A. Taylor

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    only reason I am asking is i need to drop someone once Bellinger comes off the IL (Possibly Friday)

  81. Joe Beisbol says:
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    H2H redraft League
    Current SPs: Fried, Gallen, Gausman, Kikuchi, Musgrove, Ohtani, Pineda, Rodon
    Current RPs: Diekman, McGree, Montero, Trivino, Yimi

    I have Diekman and Trivino, Montero, Yimi, and McGree. I want to add Graveman in case Montero is out. Should I:

    – Drop Montero (gamble on him being done)
    – Drop Diekman (on the assumption that either Trivino is closer)
    – Drop Ohtani (because he never pitches)

    This is all assuming Fried isn’t put on the IL later today, though I don’t want to wait too long if the Braves dither.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Diekman

      • Joe Beisbol says:
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        Thanksman

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  82. crimedog says:
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    Amir garrett or graveman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Amir

  83. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    When Kyle Lewis comes back, who should I cut (various leagues)?
    1. Dunning or Means?
    2. France or Naquin?
    3. Dylan Moore or Naquin?
    4. Smyly or Means?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Dunning
      2. Naquin
      3. Naquin
      4. Smyly

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        One more – Means or Bassit?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Means

  84. Andrew Powell says:
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    Kiriloff just up for today, or does he stick? I’m trying to decide if it is worth cutting another bat or not since I am in a limited transaction league and don’t want to waste a move if he slides back into NA tomorrow. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think it’s just for today…He’ll be up in a few weeks

  85. stevie says:
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    Would you pick up Graveman or Romano for Taylor Rogers? I was hoping Rogers would get some saves and he still might, but I’m just not sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Romano

  86. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Exciting to know we are watching the most gifted all-around baseball player of all time along with the most gifted young players maybe ever as well.

    With Tatis and Hayes on the IL and Riley, Moore, and Vaughn burning holes in my lineup and bench, in a 10 tm 6×6 H2H is it time to cut one of the three or continue to hold? I know we’re only 9 games in but at least Riley and Moore look totally lost. Vaughn gets some more slack. I have Escobar to fill in at 3rd for Riley and I can move Gleyber (yuck, I know) to SS.

    Drop any of the three for C Taylor, Cronenworth, Lowrie, Yuli?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moore for Cronenworth, Riley for Taylor

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        Wow both, eh? I thought Riley might be a hold. Your faith is wavering? I liked him a lot too in ST.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like him, but you have Hayes returning shortly you can and should play the hot hand

          • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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            Thank you Grey! Really appreciate the help.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  87. speill says:
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    Hi Grey. Thanks again for your expertise. Waiver wire picks. Saves/holds Romano Colome Trivino or Garret? 5th Starter Civale Means Mize or Montas? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trivino — Means

      • speill says:
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        Thanks

        • speill says:
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          And who would you take if Means is taken

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • speill says:
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            If Means where taken who would you rate 2 Nd amongst them.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Civale

  88. swaggerjackers says:
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    Kelenic or Vaughn in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelenic

  89. Otis Nixon's (Crying) Eyes says:
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    just thought i’d mention:

    i had both Fried and Lopez going last night, in a H2H league.

    fried by all the hitsmen loping around the bases, you might say (but probably shouldn’t, though i did anyway).

    i think i waited to long on pitching, this year.

    have fun

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, it was a real struggle last night

  90. Kcc26 says:
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    Ohtani is unreal.

    12 team mixer, keep 6. Which side:

    Moncada, Arozarena, Jake McGee

    Or

    Machado, Soler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Machado

  91. ctrengove says:
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    Hi Grey! First post of the season (and probably first since 2019).

    I’m very disappointed with my Paddack and Luzardo draft day investments so far.

    Fortunately, this league is only an 8-teamer.

    Drop Luzardo for Trevor Rogers? Pineda, Matz, and Rise all available, as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Rogers

      • ctrengove says:
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        Cheers, Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cheers!

  92. Brett says:
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    6×6 league with OPS and holds the extra categories. 11 teams.

    Current OF: Acuna, Bellinger, Roberts, Senzel, Reynolds
    Utility: Bohm
    Relievers: Clase, Garrett, Reyes, May, Pagan
    IL: Tatis, Kyle Lewis

    With Lewis coming back I need to find a spot to open up for him if I want to play him everyday. Would you explore trading Reynolds and Garrett for and upgrade at closer maybe I can try to get someone like Diaz or Iglesias? Also, would you consider trading Reynolds and May for an upgrade for holds like a Pomeranz? Or should I just hold Reynolds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if the other person would do it

  93. Jr says:
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    Feel like my teams are starting so slow, but traded Tucker for Devers in my dynasty league. Thanks for the schmohawk post! I probably wouldn’t have done that trade without it!

    Should I drop Riley for Eddie Rosario or hold?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sorry, yes, go Rosario

  94. William Hung says:
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    Better for SVs+HLDs for the foreseeable future: Tyler Rogers, Diekman, Kyle Zimmer, Antone, or Dylan Floro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rogers

      • William Hung says:
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        woooo! I thought so – I’m now currently rostering the Rogers twins with a chance to stream the non-brother Trevor Rogers later this week!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  95. slimjim13 says:
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    Grey which side would you prefer

    Lindor, Tapia, Scherzer or Trea, Chapman, L Severino (keeper for $1)

    Got a real NYY fan would still have Hendricks, Castilla, Smith, Knebel, Gallegos, May & Antone RP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trea

  96. Stream Weaver says:
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    NL only: India, Naquin for Pham?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pham

  97. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    One more – Means or Bassit?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Means

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        I was asking who top cut (not sure the timeliness got lost), I assumed you were bull-ish on Means,

  98. Brian says:
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    14 team yahoo league 6×6 OBP/SV+H and I have

    C- McCann
    1B – Alonso
    2B – Dylan Moore
    3B – Solak
    SS – Lindor
    OF – Blackmon
    OF – Laureano
    OF – Naquin
    UTIL – Michael Taylor
    UTIL – Clint Frazier
    BN – Austin Riley
    IL – Marte, Bellinger
    NA – Kirilloff

    SP – Snell, Sonny Gray, Means, Eovaldi, P. Lopez, Odorizzi, Urias, Dunning, Montgomery
    RP – Taylor Rogers, Clase, Neris, Ginkel

    Would you make any moves for:
    Duvall, R. Nunez, Tellez, Renfroe, Shaw, Marmolejos
    OR
    Graveman, Y. Lopez

    We have 2 RP and 4 P spots so people load up on RP I am currently middle of the pack in SV+H. I think owning too many Mets is my downfall!

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Graveman over Ginkel

      Duvall over Taylor

  99. toolshed says:
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    I know you were high on rowdy. He finally showed some kind of pulse yesterday? Would you add him now to see where this goes or would you rather try to add somebody like Duvall who is hot or lowrie whi is also hot. I need more depth at 1b and 2b. I really don’t need any more OF depth yet. Obp league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall

  100. rhodyballer says:
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    Pick up Kirillof today for a fringey SAGNOF – Yimi? Or hold?

    Also own Mize over JoMo?

    Stick with Giminez, Riley over Bryan Anderson, Cutch? Or pick up another relief pitcher – Graveman, Romano, etc

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

      JoMo

      Depends on needs

  101. toolshed says:
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    Also, I read the Mets didn’t allow lowrie to get surgery. Well he got it and his last 2 healthy seasons in oak he played 153 and 157 games, respectively. 23/99/.353 obp. I know he is old but do you think he can come close to that this year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he could

  102. Cable says:
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    h/h points 12 team league….

    Kikuchi or Ynoa

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kikuchi

  103. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    Barnes or Trivino for saves?
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Barnes

  104. Jack says:
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    Dunning over Taillon?

    • Jack says:
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      Or C. Javier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dunning

  105. Powdered Toast Man says:
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    Is it time to drop Kirk for Perez at C in my AL only?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Assuming you mean Roberto, no

      • Powdered Toast Man says:
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        Yes- Roberto.
        Thanks Grey- I think Kirk hit an HR when you posted!

  106. toolshed says:
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    I see kirilloff is starting as the 27th man batting 6th. Is he up for good? Is he a grab in all leagues based on upside? Would you take a chance on him or add duvall?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try him, think he’s being sent right back down

      • toolshed says:
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        Not what I wanted to hear. Twins are cheap

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  107. LadyScorpio says:
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    LOVE this quote regarding James Paxton…”Yeah, that’s what happens when you go to pitch and your elbow says, “I’m a frayed.” Hilarious!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks!

  108. Long Bawls says:
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    So when you pick up Andrelton for a batty call (wait, aliens can get human diseases? Getting real War of the Worlds up in here), and you already have Belly, Merryweather, Kyle Lewis and Ketel on your team, that’s DEFINITELY a sign that it’s a good week to try that discount fugu restaurant, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  109. Bigdadyb58 says:
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    Grey,

    Better keeper. Please rank W. Franco, J. Kelenic, B. Witt Jr. or Rutschman?

    Better keeper. Please rank M. Manning, S. Howard or L. Gilbert?

    Thanks. You da man

    • Bigdadyb58 says:
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      Sorry…10Team 5×5 categories.. if this questions seems far off, I just have an available bench spot and looking to grab a stash for either later this year or next.

  110. Richard Scott Olcott says:
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    Which two for today?
    Michael A Taylor
    Naquin
    David Fletcher
    Alex Kiriloff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      David Fletcher
      Alex Kiriloff

  111. FrankGrimes says:
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    I dislike the UI on most of the NFBC site but their FAAB tool is the tits.

  112. CP says:
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    Abert just got optioned and I need a new SP, nl only. Who’s the pickup out of these lackluster options?

    Bumgardner
    Wood (hopefully coming back this weekend)
    Mills (if he takes rotations spot)
    De Leon
    Peterson

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peterson or Wood

  113. Eric says:
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    Drop Sano or Madrigal for Nimmo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Madrigal

  114. Someone Pissed in my Alphabet Soup says:
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    Schwarber vs Frazier ros ops league frazier not playing again today whats up with that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yanks hate Frazier

      • Chet says:
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        Seriously! If you extrapolate his last year’s stats, he was a 100 R 33 HR 106 RBI 12 SB .267 AVG hitter! What a waste!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  115. William Hung says:
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    Who is a better player in my format? McNeil or Hampson?

    Batting: Standard 5 Cats with ABs, Ks, and OPS… I’m leaning McNeil but I think Hampson should get more Rs and definitely more SBs over McNeil, plus has Coors playing in his factor. Hampson also appears to have settled into the leadoff spot as Bud Black hasn’t done Bud Black things yet…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McNeil

  116. Thundergunn says:
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    Which side?

    BOHM, Solak

    Or

    Arozarena

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Randy

  117. JB says:
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    I have S Murphy at C……. Ramos and Narvaez are both on waivers. Which one would you grab, Ramos?

    Dynasty Lg…. I know Murphy is younger, but I have rutschman in a minor slot for the future.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  118. Lucky Dog says:
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    Hey, is Lourdis Gurriel Jr’s bat hurting you?

    Because it’s killing me.

    ba dump, tsss!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Scott A Zalkind says:
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        Hey, I should complain more often – he got a hit!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            Once again autofill doxxed my totally not anonymous account. D’oh!

            Glad this isn’t a porn site!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Hahahaha

  119. muskysmell says:
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    Drop Austin Nola for Wilson Ramos? Who’s better ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  120. Hyun-Jin & Juice says:
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    12 team, 9cat Roto

    I’ve currently got Solak as a bench bat. Gimenez and Dylan Moore were recently dropped – make a swap?

    James McCann was dropped. Grab him over Garver?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold both

  121. JP says:
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    Trade Darvish/Moncada/Swanson/Navarez for Christian Vasquez/Corey Seager?

    HxH League

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  122. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    Got offered this one and I’m not sure… 5X5 with OPS instead of average:

    Rizzo and Yordan Alvarez

    FOR

    Matt Olson and Giancarlo

    Lots of injury risks… but I share your love for Giancarlo… thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…Tough call, I think Yordan side, but close

  123. Joe Beisbol says:
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    Pick any two for ROS value!

    Hitters: Arraez, Duvall, Eaton, Narvaez, Shaw, Straw
    Pitchers: Dunning, Fleming, Junis, Singer, Weaver

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall, Weaver

  124. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    I was asking who top cut (not sure the timeliness got lost), I assumed you were bull-ish on Means,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I do like Means, maybe I’m misunderstanding

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        I was asking who to cut — Means or Bassit.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bassitt

          I now like Means better than Bassitt, but they’re close, could switch after next game

  125. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    12 team keeper h2h points league

    Need a 1B and have plenty of OF depth, trade Conforto for Olson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  126. Juan GOATo is my religion says:
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    I think I posted this in another place by mistake.

    Who’s a better add in a saves + holds league?

    Dolis Toronto
    Taylor Rogers SFO
    Alvarado PHI

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alvarado

  127. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    How would you rank these guys?

    Joe Ross
    Brubaker
    Junis
    M Fulmer
    Cobb Minor
    Miley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Junis, Fulmer, Ross, Miley all streamers for now

      • Sweatpants Nation says:
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        Yeah. Slim Pickens for sure
        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  128. Justin Ralph says:
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    Keeper league question. You can only keep five players so basically top 50 are kept. Which side are you on?

    Gerrit Cole and Lourdes Gurriel

    Castellanos and Scherzer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cole

  129. herschel says:
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    Hard to watch Mahle/Cueto having the game i was hoping Castillo/Gausman were going to have last night….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know

  130. Will says:
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    Man, the Cubs are AWFUL so far. Never seen such futility at the plate. Lowest batting average in the majors and hitting .107 thus far today (3 for 28). This is embarassing.

    • hot corner says:
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      I live by Wrigley and watch every game. It is painful. Off the top of my head, I believe Bryant is the only guy hitting over .200. In today’s box score, the starting line up has these averages…

      .143
      .136
      .171
      .108
      .200
      .200
      .107
      .000
      .000

      • Will says:
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        Lowest BA’s I’ve ever seen in a box score. Cubs are pathetic so far this season.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, they’re bad

  131. aardvark says:
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    Drop luzardo for Casey mize, Luke weaver, Andrew Heaney, kikuchi, or Carrasco?

    Heavy QS points league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco

      • aardvark says:
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        Thanks buddy grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  132. Ban the Shift says:
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    Maeda really struggling with his control and getting hit so far this season. Strikeouts aren’t there like last year too. Haven’t seen much video, but maybe hitters aren’t chasing after his slider.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, watching

      • Ban the Shift says:
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        I’m loaded in SP and thinking of moving Maeda for a bat, because he doesn’t look like the 2020 version.

        The trade analyzer doesn’t seem too high on Maeda, so I wanted to ask if you think Maeda for either Xander or JDM is a fair trade?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Xander isn’t fair, but if you can do it, go for it…JD is fair

          • Ban the Shift says:
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            Thanks Grey. Owner won’t trade JDM.

            What about Maeda for either Alonso or Arenado? Would either of these be a fair trade?

            Thanks for your opinion.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sure, either…Alonso 1st

  133. William Hung says:
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    looooool – the IL spots are just ridiculous now – Yordan is on the Covid list – can we pause the season for the sake of my fantasy team?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  134. Gigorilla says:
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    As Howard said – Down goes Fried, Down goes Fried
    My preseason pick to click.

    Traditional 5×5 mixed roto league
    Grey, who is your pick to replace him for 1-2 starts, maybe more?–
    J Ross
    R Ray
    Houser
    L Weaver
    W Miley

    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weaver

  135. lindorphins says:
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    How do you feel about Deivi Garcia, Logan Gilbert and MacKenzie Gore? My IL is currently full with Hayes, Lewis, Mondesi and Sale, so considering dropping Merryweather for a flier on one of these guys with 4/16 approaching.

    Preference between the three? Right or wrong idea overall? Just hold Merryweather? It’s a SVHD league and I have Green, May and Clase as my other relievers. Merryweather is SP/RP eligible so I’m able to start him as a SP while keeping the other three in my two RP slots and P slot. My rotation is Plesac, Bundy, Gausman, Lopez and Means.

    Thanks for any advice!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gilbert

  136. Shallow League Decisions says:
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    Moose or Josh Bell in a standard 5×5 roto?

    I have FOMA on Josh Bell after his ridiculous spring reminiscent of his all-star year a couple years ago along with hitting 4th in the Nats lineup.

    Also concerned about Moose hitting .230-240.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moose

  137. Gigorilla says:
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    Hi Grey

    Replacing Fried – who is your pick from
    R Ray
    Miley
    Ross
    Houser
    Weaver

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weaver

  138. lindorphins says:
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    Meanwhile, COVID-related breakout within the Astros clubhouse. Alvarez, Altuve, Bregman and others placed on IL. Yikes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yikes

      • William Hung says:
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        Damn – hope the players start getting vaccinated soon so the risk is lowered enough that it won’t be a problem

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They might’ve got 2nd shot and need a day or two? I don’t know, tbh

          • William Hung says:
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            Is that what the Yankees did with Urshela? I just know he needed a day but I forget if they actually put him on the Covid list

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, same

  139. rhodyballer says:
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    Is KeBryan ke broken? Was offered Amir and Trivino for him. Need saves and have Riley but meh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  140. Jr says:
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    Which side do you like in this deal? 10team h2h dynasty league (over 20 kept per team)

    Give: Machado
    Get: Ozuna/Woodruff

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ozuna

  141. Will says:
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    And now Buxton sits for BOTH ends of the DH today.

    FML.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What happened?

      • Will says:
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        Tight hammy, said to be day to day. Prob the result of chasing fly balls in the snow yesterday in CF.

        https://twitter.com/DWolfsonKSTP

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha, thanks!

  142. moses mashers says:
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    6th save for McGee. I believe that is more than the first 5 closers taken in drafts combined. ha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup!

      • William Hung says:
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        Tyler Rogers with 6 HLDs as well… lol SF Giants

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I know

  143. jason batteiger says:
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    12 team 5×5, lost bregman (along with bellinger).
    C garver
    1B moustakas (2B/3B)
    2B semien (SS)
    SS story
    3B mcmahon (1B/3B)
    OF (3): leody, jd mart, conforto
    util (2): otani (hitter only), stanton
    DL: bellinger, bregman

    add which of these: duvall, nimmo, mckinstry, cron, a-dick, b.anderson, dahl, lowrie, avisail, longo, moran

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duvall

  144. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    What are you doing about Luzardo in 12 team keepers? I feel the same as your take…:we all finally have him, and this is what we get?! Lol!

    He’s not priced to keep, but wondering if you’d try selling him for 60 cents on the dollar or hold.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold in keepers for now

  145. JB says:
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    Dynasty Lg:
    6×6 with QS, holds, saves

    Would you send pomeranz for a Garrett

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  146. Lucky Dog says:
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    I know the rankings, but your gut feel ROS: Solak or Moran?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Solak

  147. rhodyballer says:
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    Where should I look for the ROS rankings?

  148. aardvark says:
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    Simply put , I think Berrios is weak minded. Filthy stuff but the heads not there to be a top of the rotation guy. My useless two cents

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      His stuff is so good…Ugh

      • aardvark says:
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        Just so strange. He was cruising through 4 and then randomly couldn’t hit the zone in the 5th. I know it’s not easy but it’s all about my fantasy team. He should know this

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know this he should too

  149. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    NL only with holds and QS over wins. h2h 10 teamer. have these, wood and s.gray about to be back.
    SP: keller, desclafani, brubaker, carmart, miley, eflin, gausman, gallen
    RP (max 4): ginkel, kimbrel, chafin, t.may
    DL: s.gray, a.wood, graterol
    NA (1): s.howard

    drop which 2 SP’s to make space for a.wood/s.gray, guessing miley and carmart.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      CMart and Miley

  150. Harley Earl says:
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    Say it with me Gray …

    Yabba ….. Dabba ….. Baddddddddddooooooooooooooo!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes!

      • Harley Earl says:
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        I love this kid!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fulmer looks really good too

          • Harley Earl says:
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            I grabbed Fulmer today on a whim. Actually not on a whim. It was because of what you wrote! I thought, what the hell. Hope he keeps it up!!!

            Oh, how about Yermin!!! LOL He can’t be stopped!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, yup

  151. TJ says:
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    Will Soler ever get OF eligibility on ESPN?! I already have JD Martinez as a DH, should I drop Soler for Duvall?!
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • TJ says:
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        Yeah, I just remembered I’d be dealing with Mattingly adding a Marlin! NO THANKS!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  152. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Why have I got this Peterson guy on my Razz team?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  153. Perfect Game says:
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    Bundy or Maeda in a QS league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maeda

  154. William Hung says:
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    You think Billy Beane has posters of Brandon Nimmo all over his house? He’s gotta have a huge mancrush on this OBP machine

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

      • William Hung says:
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        Opposite of mancrush is whatever Plesac left all over my pitching stats

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, hilarious

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            And painful

  155. Thundershoe says:
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    Heyo Grey,

    What do you think of this offer in a 14-team points league (Ks are -1):

    Give Giolito and Luzardo
    Get Bellinger and Bohm

    My team is currently:
    Molina, C. Santana, Biggio, Evans, Gregorius, McNeil, Brantley, Eaton, Vaughn, Baddoo, Springer on IL
    Bieber, Castillo, Giolito, Luzardo, Kikuchi, Canning, Taillon, Dunning, Pressly, Gallegos, Clase, Alvarado, Merryweather on IL

    I’m pretty attached to Giolito as he’s a keeper with a great price tag for several years to come. Though Bellinger would still be an affordable keeper, and Bohm could develop into a nice keeper as well. In any case, I’d appreciate your thoughts!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cody side, yes

      • Thundershoe says:
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        So it’s pretty clear cut that the Bellinger side is the winner? How worried are you about his calf issue moving forward?

  156. rhodyballer says:
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    Leody just got dropped and is available…scoop over Solak, Giminez or Riley?

    • rhodyballer says:
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      Cutch is also available. 5×5 roto. 12 teams. Currently in last place

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  157. Lucky Dog says:
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    Peterson K’s 10 in a QS

    1 mistake for a solo shot.

    You buying?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, why not

  158. Kelly Denzik says:
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    How does Rodon look. I see the box score but not the game

    • Kelly Denzik says:
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      The 48 pitches thru 4 is nice

      • Kelly Denzik says:
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        That answers that question. Perfect game

  159. lwomack58 says:
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    Time to move on from Joc Pederson. Do you see him turning the corner and going on one of his hot streaks. Could add

    W. Ramos or Duvall. Currently have no catcher

    Thanks

    • lwomack58 says:
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      Sorry add Cron to possible p/u’s

  160. Lucky Dog says:
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    Ronald Acuña: stupid good at baseball.

  161. frankgrimes says:
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    ACUÑA!!

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      Lord he’s fun to roster.

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Lucky enough to have him on two teams this year. Let’s Gooooo.

        • Lucky Dog Hot Sauce says:
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          My draft: 1. Tatis, 2. DeGrom, 3. Shock and delight break my mouse clicking so hard

  162. Harper Better Than Trout says:
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    Grey, just realized someone dropped James McCann in my league. Would you drop Sean Murphy for him?

  163. Mrs. Roger. Dorn says:
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    Which Friday start do you prefer: DeSclafani (@ MIA) or Houser (vs PIT)

    12-team roto, QS

  164. Turd Wendell says:
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    Rodon! With the no no…time to sell haha

  165. Stream Weaver says:
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    Seems like a no brainer but…
    NL only
    I give Freddy peralta. Descalfini, Naquin
    I get Woodruff, Inciarte

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      Smash accept.

  166. Justin says:
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    Would you trade Darvish and Ryu for devers? My other pitchers are Woodruff, Burnes, Plesac, Anderson, Kikuchi

    • Justin says:
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      Full roster
      C- Mercedes
      1b- Olson
      2b-moustakuas
      3b- Machado
      SS-bichette
      MI- India
      CI- Matt Chapman
      OF- Yelich, nimmo, Haniger, Buxton, badoo
      Util- yordan Alvarez
      Bench- trammell, Dahl, locastro
      IL- Kyle lewis

      RP- Clase, Pomeranz, Valdez (my league uses holds/saves )

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