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The following happened last weekend: Bryce Harper laid on the hotel bed, on his stomach, feet up behind him, as he whispered into the hotel phone, “Tell me another story.” From the other side of the line, “I’ve told you all my stories,” replied the Phanatic. Bang! Bang! Against the hotel window, something loudly rapped. The Phanatic asked Bryce, “What’s that?” “Oh, Phillies fans have been standing outside the hotel throwing batteries at my window.” Bang! Bang! Another loud rapping. Finally, Bryce went to the window to politely ask the fans to cut him some slack. Bryce slid the window open and hanging from the side of the balcony was, “…Oh, hey, Spencer Howard? What are you doing?” “They told me I was pitching this weekend, and no one was allowed in and out of the hotel.” “No games, man. I’m just flirting–um, talking to the Phanatic.” With that Bryce closed the window, and moments later, a muffled, “Uh, could you let me in?” And Bryce shut his window’s curtains. So, Spencer Howard is being called up any day now. Prospect Hobbs gave us about 1200 words about him in his Spencer Howard fantasy, but here’s a juicy bit of tid, “Across rookie-level (just 5 1/3 innings), High-A and Double-A in 2019, Spencer Howard churned out 71 frames with 94 strikeouts to achieve a 2.03 ERA/0.83 WHIP/2.62 FIP. In producing those numbers, he cut down on his BB/9 from 3.2 in 2018 to 2.6, also finishing with a 11.2 K/9 in 2019. 30 2/3 of those innings came at the Double-A level, where he produced an equally impressive 2.35 ERA backed up closely by a 2.66 xFIP. For the complete picture, Howard pitched 211 1/3 innings across parts of three seasons in the Minors with a 3.28 ERA/1.14 WHIP, 12.0 K/9, 3.2 BB/9 and 0.4 HR/9. That’s as good as Grey is bad.” Okay, not cool, but I’m in love with Spencer, and would grab him in all leagues. By the way, regarding the title: You’ve seen one New Jersey joke, you’ve seen a mall. Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Chadwick Tromp – Setting up my Tromp/H. Pence 2020 campaign signs on the front lawn. Credit to our very talented graphic designer and writer, Coolwhip:

Travis d’Arnaud – The French Terminator is eating Celeste pizza, saying c’est la vie and taking nom de plumes.

Max Stassi – Usually leave catcher pickups to two at the most, but I’m being instructed–ordered–Sorry, yes, sir! I’m sorry, Stassi! No, I can’t speak German! I’m sorry! Please, I said I’d pick you up!

Jesus Aguilar – Yo, 1st basemen suck so far this year. Absolute garbage. Travis d’Arnaud is one of the best 1st basemen, and he’s a catcher. ACKSUALLY, there’s two catchers in the top 10 1st basemen for the last week with d’Arnaud and Grandal. More like yucksually.

Shed Long Jr. – You hear about the Brewers’ fan who was accidentally watching the wrong game? He kept asking where’s Houser, when it was really a Shed Long.

Joey Wendle – Mr. Wendle ain’t no bum, but he is a platoon player.

Andres Gimenez – Hesitant about throwing the full weight of my considerable influence on picking up And-Gim/And-Gim number 9 hitter, but he does have speed if he gets playing time.

Maikel Franco – His early start has not received enough attention. He’s…Um…Well…Guess he’s been hot. That’s enough attention for now.

JaCoby Jones – If you pick him up, he can be a hot bat and file your tax extension.

Kole Calhoun – I see a hot schmotato risin’ from his glorious ginger head.

Monte Harrison – Already gave you my Monte Harrison fantasy. It was written half-cocked out of my mind.

Wil Myers – Two travelers were lost in the desert for months. They survived by eating cacti and drinking anything they could find. Eventually, they stumbled, dehydrated and near-death, into a small town in Arizona. The first thing they saw was Wil Myers had won the NL MVP. “I think we’re dead.” “I hope so, since the alternative is I drank your urine for this.”

Jo Adell – Just gave you my Jo Adell fantasy. It was written while jet-skiing in a rather large hot tub.

A.J. Pollock – Who needs Mookie?! *every Mookie Betts fantasy owner raises their hand, some raise both their hands* Im struggin 2 finnnish typeing blurb wit hands n air.

Brett Gardner – As I sow my garden for hot schmotatoes, I turnip Gardner.

Matt Kemp – The flavor of the month at Culver’s is brain custard with the mix-ins of crackers and dumb, and Bud Black is ordering extra helpings. Yet, Kemp is hitting, so there’s that.

Luis Patino – Just gave you my Luis Patino fantasy. It was written while climbing up the side of Teddy Roosevelt’s nose

David Peterson – This is a Streamonator call, like the call it makes to mask manufacturers to find out if they have masks that cover whole faces if a robot wanted to look like a human.

Austin Voth – Sunday’s streamers are kinda meh, so I reached a little for Voth, but this is also a Streamonator call (barely). “Maybe something that could make me look like Antonio Banderas?”

Andre Scrubb – The Astros would go to Pressly if he’s healthy. “If he’s healthy” has its own IRA and wants to travel the country in an RV. I currently own Andre Scrubb, who’s better than his name indicates, and Blake Taylor.

Jairo DiazShow me a Jairo named Buster! No one? Kind of an obscure rap lyric, it’s okay. Sorta like Diaz. Okay. When you get excited about pitchers in Coors, it’s when it all goes wrong. O?ekávání, that’s expectations in Czech.

Daniel Hudson – Him being available in more than 50% of leagues makes no sense. He’s the Nats’ closer. Ya know, the Nats. They won the World Series last year. Ya know, Daniel Hudson, who is good.

Brandon Kintzler – Could’ve also listed Seth Lugo, Dan Altavilla, Juan Coalsteinez, Carl Edwards Jr., and many more without even making up fake names, well, besides Juan Coalsteinez.

Ty Buttrey – In the Angels’ holding pen pecking order, which sounds like a euphemism for purgatory, Buttrey then Pena would be my guess. There’s so much possible SAGNOF and so little ulcer medicine.

Ryan HelsleyCards ditched Kim quicker than Eminem, and now it’s either Helsley or Gallegos or about seven other guys, but prolly Helsley.

Rowan Wick – Going into the season, there was maybe five iffy closer shituations. Think we’re up to about 15 now.

Keone Kela – He’s from Hawaii, and considered a Pacific Islander, and Magnum P.I. was in Hawaii and…is P.I. a Pacific Islander? No, but the Pirates last locked-in closer was a privates investigator. *walks out of that stream of consciousness, towels off hair*

SELL

Corey Seager – Haha, I hate Corey Seager. Why is this a recurring theme of my life? Was I spanked at a fancy restaurant while Bob Seger played and accidentally farted on my father’s hand? “Daddy, your hand was Against the Wind.” Why was Bob Seger being played at a fancy restaurant? So many questions, and I’m not sure we have time for the answers. To find Corey Seager’s name for this sell, I went to the Player Rater to see who was overperforming. Saw Trent Grisham, but what are you getting in a trade for him? Saw Dansby, but same-same, right? Saw Luis Robert and slapped my own butt for even thinking about selling him high. Then, Seager caught my eye, and thought about whether he was different or Still The Same? His Ks are way down (good), and his walks (less good). His BABIP is a little goofy high and so is his HR/FB%. In a short season, there’s gonna be some weird overperformers, so I’m not saying sell Seager for a ticket to an escape room that is just a locked closet and is really a Shakedown, but I would go to our fantasy baseball trade analyzer and explore options.

 
  1. Uncle Ernie says:
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    The Marlin website has Alcantara listed as starting tonight. Grey do you have any inside info on that. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alcantara has covid, he’s not starting

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        That’s directly from Marlins beat writer, website is wrong

        • Michael DePinto says:
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          Just read that Humberto Mejia is starting for the Marlins tonight. Yahoo did have Alcantara listed as the started until the past half hour.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yeah, not Alcantara

  2. herrlibomber says:
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    Ok to move on from Minor to stream Peterson for the next few starts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  3. Matt Lehman says:
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    Prefer Kelly @SD or Peterson vs MIA tomorrow? Wish I could do both!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelly

  4. detroit_kozak says:
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    Need to pick 2 SP: Boyd @pit, Civale @cws, [email protected], Montas vs hou, P Lopez @ nym

    Thx and let the Scrubb Closer era begin!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lopez, Montas

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not easy calls tho

  5. Russ says:
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    With Happ and the Cubs not playing any games this weekend, is he droppable to pick up another bat for the weekend or hold on?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him

      • William Hung says:
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        It’s confirmed the series is cancelled through the weekend?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, just saying that’s how it’s felt like it’s going

  6. RicoSuave says:
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    Tyler Alexander worth adding?

    • RicoSuave says:
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      He’s got a rotation spot now…

      • RicoSuave says:
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        I was hoping they got Mize instead of Alexander…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Me too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If matchup is good

  7. Will says:
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    Regarding first basemen, here’s someone who played 20 games at 1B last season and likely qualifies in most leagues at first base – Joc Pederson. Sure he sits against all lefties but that 1B eligibility is useful at infield slots for this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s decent bet for power, good call!

  8. Lo-A says:
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    These buy/sell columns are only for redraft leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They are

  9. Tromp or Jansen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think I’d try Tromp

    • fletch f. fletch says:
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      I would like to piggy back off this catcher question. I know….gross. Jansen is currently my catcher. You have already established you lean Tromp 2020 over Jansen. Stassi is also available in my league. Do you like the German or the Prez to replace Jansen?

      Muchos Gracias!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d try Stassi

  10. russowl says:
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    Drop C Will smith for any of the following or hold?

    Tromp
    Jansen
    Kiner-Falefa
    Stassi
    D Afrnaud

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinda like d’Arnaud, but would prolly hold

  11. Mike says:
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    Drop Canning or Kikuchi for Howard? 10 team mixed redraft league. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  12. toolshed says:
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    I know it is unfair to say this but when the heck is vlad going to start hitting the baseball in games that count? His 1hr, 2 rbi, .200 avg, .238 onb., .150 iso is not what I signed up for.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It is unfair, how dare you! Kidding, he’s slumping, what can do

  13. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Lucchesi sent to an undisclosed location, or whatever it’s called. Can lose him, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  14. DonnieB says:
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    Seth Lugo or Anthony Bass? Do you think Burnes can get back in starting rotation? His Ks are still looking good. Or Freddy Peralta?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For just saves? Bass — Lugo is better tho — I’d forget both Brewers, but Burnes if you’re chasing SPs

  15. Michael DePinto says:
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    Escobar has been so bad. Would you prefer to hold onto him or pick up JD Davis to play 3B in his place? Trying to be patient but even had the nagging feeling that last year was a fluke even when I drafted Escobar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didn’t he just homer two games ago?

      • Michael DePinto says:
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        He did indeed. The .233 OBP is a killer. Do believe he will bounce back?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think he can, yeah…but I do like JD a lot, so I’m fine with it

  16. Are we staying off all Cardinals for next week’s schedule?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, dangerous but we’ll know more by Sunday

      • Thanks Grey, crazy times

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  17. J.R. says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Awesome write-up. Picked up a few already. Anyway, dynasty dilemma here and could use feedback.

    Rival owner wants Pearson. Willing to trade Lux. Would you pull the trigger? My lone weakness on offense is 2B, but Pearson could be beast. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Tough call, think I’d go Pearson

      • J.R. says:
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        Thanks my man. Love the content. Keep up the good work.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

  18. krazyivan says:
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    Need to sit 1

    McCutch vs Braves (Wright)
    Carlos Santana @ Pale Hose (Cease)
    Semien vs Astros (Greinke)

    I’m leaning on sitting Santana since he doesn’t look capable of anything but a BB at this point – thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Santana works for me

      • krazyivan says:
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        PPD in Philly so there’s that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Crap

  19. Michael DePinto says:
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    Last Question for the week…I promise. With Adell getting called up I am looking to stash another kid. Who do you prefer of the three prospects below:

    Dylan Carlson
    Casey Mize
    MacKenzie Gore

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mize

      • Michael DePinto says:
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        By the way the Reds manager now expects Moustakas to be out until at least Tuesday. Not going on the DL though. This is obviously because he is on my team and the fantasy overlords are not big fans of mine. LOL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  20. Trader says:
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    1. Need to drop a RP in a league where sVes Zbd holds are separate cats. I have Iglesias, Wick, May, Gott, Sulcer and Jeffress. Who goes?

    2. Yesterday you counseled to start Odorizzi. Today not so much. It is a league that allows a max of 74 starts. Coin toss or something change? Thanks!

    3. L Castillo owner notoriously tough to trade with. But his so-so start ( and lack of run support) makes me want to take a stab. It would likely take Laureano, Brantley or Eugenio. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Sulser 2. He prolly won’t go more than 4 IP 3. Brantley for Castillo is easy call

      • Trader says:
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        Great….I will give it a whirl.

        Dropped Wick and Jeffress. Just can’t keep holds guys with no chance of action for three days. Added Romano and Farmer and and am holding my breath.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Works for me

  21. Will says:
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    Entire Cubs -Cards series canceled per MLB just now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  22. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey grey! Here’s hoping for Howard to be up soon!

    As a bench bat, do you like leury garcia or Jon Berti? Could use average in particular, but SBs are always great.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berti

  23. RicoSuave says:
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    Patrick Sandoval taking over Ohtani’s SP Spot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pretty meh but depends on matchups

  24. krazyivan says:
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    Snell did not look comfortable after striking out Judge. Now he’s out

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah been watching

      • William Hung says:
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        Damn he looked dominant early on

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  25. Pete says:
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    Ok to start Civale tonight @ CHW in roto 7×7 including L and QS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  26. scoboticus says:
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    Have the Regression Fairies caught up with Kyle Seager? IOW, drop him for Franco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Let’s go Maikel!

  27. scoboticus says:
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    Scrubb or Jeffress?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scrubb

  28. William Hung says:
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    If Eugenio Suarez gets to his preseason projections, he’s going to be the #1 ranked fantasy player ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I know, right

  29. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Verdugo over Monte, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  30. SwaggerJackers says:
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    Bout time you show a little respect for the great Wil Myers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  31. Bobby Nice says:
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    My Alonso for his T. Turner?
    I’ve got Olson as UTIL and Berti at SS. Both guys suckin right now. What’s your spidey sense telling you? Who’s better ROY?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turner side

  32. Curious George says:
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    Was curious:
    Turnbull vs pit or Howard vs atl for a stream this Sunday?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Howard if he does indeed start

      • Curious George says:
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        Curiosity satisfied.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  33. DonnieB says:
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    Mr. Grey? I have a plethora of outfielders in a 12 team roto. Who is the drop among Teoscar, Happ, and Riley?

    Would you add Spencer Howard over Merrill Kelly?

    I have Hudson,Bradley and Bass as closers. Any reason to add Nick Anderson who is probably the best pitcher of the three?

    Thanks to the Master.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ and Riley

      No, Kelly

      Anderson over Bass if you must

  34. krazyivan says:
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    Man, good thing the Marlins got rid of Christian Yelich.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

  35. SwaggerJackers says:
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    Bummer left with what looked like an elbow injury.

    Bummer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bummer

      • William Hung says:
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        at least this made my swap of Bummer for Spencer Howard an easy call

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          True

      • HA!

  36. JC says:
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    1. Pick two for holds please: holds….Dolis, Romano, May, Petite, McFarland, Alexander, Clippard, Wick, Jeffress, Scrubb.

    2. Pick two for saves please: Gott, Rosenthal, Sulcer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Petit, Alexander

      2. Not Rosenthal

  37. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey grey! Would you replace D Jansen with any of ANola Carintini Tromp?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would, Tromp, as long as he catches today

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  38. Jake says:
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    ROS, I can only have 3 of M Kelly, T.Mahle, Pablo Lopez, Dobnak and S.Howatd……which to keep in redraft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Be the Mets!

  39. Let’s Play Two says:
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    At what point should I give up on JD Mart? Sox are 22% into the season. In 49 AB and 13 games he’s a whopping 5/0/3/.224 and all his RBI came in the first or second game of season. His Statcast numbers are down too so it’s not like he’s unlucky.

    In a short season how long would you give stars before it’s too late to improve on counting stats and ratios?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d let stars go down with ship or trade him — someone would take him from you

  40. Dancin Homer says:
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    Morning Grey!

    SON was off its game yesterday; between Boyd, Kikuchi, & Canning, my ERA/WHIP got killed.

    Already dropped Kikuchi & Boyd, but holding Canning for the moment. Is he still worth holding?

    2nd question: in a 12-team 6×6 Roto redraft league; is Adell worth holding or is he gonna get benched for “rest” on the reg and is more of a better baseball player than fantasy baseball player? Verdugo is currently available.

    Last question: dealing with the PPD games for the Cubs and currently don’t have a Catcher this weekend. Any of these guys worth adding for the weekend (would need to drop Canning or Jeffress to make room):

    Tromp
    Nola
    Severino

    Thanks as always and have a great weekend!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, that was a tough day

      You can lose those SPs

      Hold Adell

      Whichever catcher is playing, have a feeling some will sit today, but only one of these in Buy

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Thank you!

        Also, what are your thoughts on Verdugo for ROS?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like him, solid AVG, counting stat guy if playing every day

  41. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    I know I am starting Kershaw at home vs SF, and Paddack at home vs ARI, but would you start Montas at home vs HOU? Would you start all 3?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup and yup

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        I am also thinking about dropping J.A. Happ. and I have a few choices:

        Brandon Bielak
        Tommy Milone
        Cal Quantrill
        Brad Keller
        Chad Kuhl

        Thoughts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bielak

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            is he starting or bullpen?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Think starting

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                ok i’ll drop JA Happ for him. Thanks as always

                • Scott Kimmel says:
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                  apparantly it was a spot start. I need someone to go every fifth day. WHo would you go with from that list?

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Keller

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem

  42. Probably dumping this year.
    NL Keeper $260 high inflation where MiLB salary are frozen till I activate. I put 2021 salary in for these MLB players. All MLB players get a $5 raise/yr.
    Here are 3 trade scenarios A -B- C. Which will be better for my team moving forward?

    “A” I Get DMay7 KWright7 Sixtosanchez(5) O.Albies25— I Give: Degrom41Joyce10 AAquino20 O.Navarez15

    “B” I get M.Soroka 12 NGorman(5) Suzuki(throw in) — I Give: O.Navarez15 Kershaw20 (May have to insert degrom to get him to bite) A.Aquino20

    “C” I get T.Grisham 10 Nickgonzalez(5)—I give: Kershaw20 MJoyce10

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A sounds decent

      B changes dramatically by adding deGrom, that’s easy for you w/out deGrom

      C. Seems fair

      • luvdarooks says:
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        I should have asked you to rate them which one should I offer first? Thanks Grey :)

  43. prestige says:
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    Haven’t heard of this Starling Sharp pitching for Miami today. Worth a stream in 15 teamer @Mets today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  44. prestige says:
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    Same question as above for Eshelman starting for Bal @Washington. Worth a look in 15 teamer?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  45. Probably dumping this year.
    NL Keeper $260 high inflation where MiLB salary are frozen till I activate. I put 2021 salary in for these MLB players. All MLB players get a $5 raise/yr.
    Here are 3 trade scenarios A -B- C. Which will be better for my team moving forward?

    “A” I Get DMay7 KWright7 Sixtosanchez(5) O.Albies25— I Give: Degrom41Joyce10 AAquino20 O.Navarez15

    “B” I get M.Soroka 12 NGorman(5) Suzuki(throw in) — I Give: O.Navarez15 Kershaw20 (May have to insert degrom to get him to bite) A.Aquino20

    “C” I get T.Grisham 10 Nickgonzalez(5)—I give: Kershaw20 MJoyce10

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  46. fletch f. fletch says:
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    I was hoping to get your thoughts on Jake Cronenworth. Schmotato? Monocle? He has 1B and SS eligibility currently. I read that he might slide over to 2B when Hosmer returns which I think would add some more value. Do you think he ends up getting enough ABs to be worthwhile at that point? Seems to have a little power in the bat, and stole some bases in the minors. The Padres seem to like him. Extremely small sample but that OPS looks gorgeous currently.

    Thank you sir.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pretty whatever bat, but he’s hot

  47. Perfect Game says:
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    Would you take Montas or Maeda for ratios and QS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coin flip, Meada

  48. gary z says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Would you start Pablo at Mets tonight?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  49. Play Ball says:
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    ChiSox move Robert back to 6-hole behind Gravdal and Mazara. (Insert eye roll emoji here)

    • gary z says:
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      wow. He’s not a leadoff hitter, but I’d put him between Moncada and Jimenez

      • Play Ball says:
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        Agreed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  50. Shallow League Decisions says:
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    Having a hard time deciding who to start in my UTIL slot today – Robert, JD Mart or Bregman. White Sox face the tougher pitcher challenge in Plesac and he other two have been really unproductive. Advice?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman

  51. hondo says:
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    Today is Frank Howards birthday.That is all.Peace.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HBD, Big Frank!

  52. Russ says:
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    Hey there Grey,

    1. Rafael Montero or Anthony Bass for saves?

    and

    2. Johnathan Hernandez or Diego Castillo for Holds, Ks, ratios

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Bass

      2. Hernandez

  53. Perfect Game says:
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    Glasnow is looking cruddy again. Over 70 pitches and still not out of 3rd.

    Montas, Gallen or German Marquez (do we trust him once more) over Glasnow?

  54. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I hope you’re doing well. I have odorizzi on IL, but thinking of taking a wait and see approach and leaving him there for his first start in my roto league.

    I’d most likely have to drop one of karinchak or wick to activate him. In a saves only league, who do you drop?

    Do you make the move now and just activate odorizzi? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Karinchak — can wait one start

  55. Bat Flip says:
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    S+H league- Karinchak or Colome?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Karinchak

  56. Perfect Game says:
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    Glasnow is looking cruddy again. Over 70 pitches and still not out of 3rd.

    Montas, Gallen or German Marquez (do we trust him once more) over Glasnow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Montas

  57. SF says:
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    Hi Grey,.

    Need a spot to activate Odorizzi. Can drop Hampson who is a bench bat, or from my SP’s I could drop Singer or McCullers. Thanks!

  58. SF says:
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    Hi Grey,

    With Odorizzi coming off the IL need to make space for him. I could drop Hampson who is my bench bat or one of my SP’s, either Singer or McCullers. I like Hampson because he has multiposition eligibilty but don’t know if his playing time is worth keeping. Also iffy on McCullers after his last few starts.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Singer

  59. SF says:
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    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  60. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    GREY

    Drop Candelario or Shaw for Domingo Santana? 12 TM AL ONLY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jeimer

  61. William Hung says:
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    Me drafting Adalberto and Olson with my first 2 picks after keepers instead of Judge is really stinging right now. As I started typing this, Adalberto hit it deep to center only for Buxton to make an incredible catch at the wall

  62. Jingle Dahl the Way says:
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    12 team, 5×5 roto

    Start Spencer Howard tomorrow v. Atl or wait and see?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  63. Bat Flip says:
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    Don’t laugh, but Karinchak or Hader in a S+H league? Hader has all of 3 IP and 2 saves. The offense has the fewest runs scored and is terrible. Yelich doesn’t have the protection around him with loss of Grandal and Moose and Cain who was the table setter opted out. I question if Hader will get as many opportunities for a save or hold as Karinchak might. Right now he’s on pace for 15 IP. Crazy consideration?

    • frankgrimes says:
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      trade hader if you ain’t vibing him

      • Bat Flip says:
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        That’s what I was thinking of doing and then picking up Karinchak by dropping an unneeded piece.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hader

  64. leon says:
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    Mcmahon/Kingery or Grisham/Austin hays. 16 man 6×6 dynasty

    thanks

    • frankgrimes says:
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      Grisham side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grisham

  65. Trader says:
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    The answer is “yes” ….do pick up Rosenthal. Ugh. So many mistakes. So far, Just one of those years for both of us,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope, not the answer

      • Trader says:
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        I know! He blows and the team stinks.

        I traded Brantley and Lester for Lucas Gio. My backfill will be Bux or Cutch. Have to wait a day to find out.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  66. Chris says:
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    Hi Grey, great stuff once again! 2 questions about the cards for you:

    1) with Ryan Helsley getting covid, do you still see him as getting a chance at saves?

    2) do you think there is a good chance Alex Reyes gets a look to close games out?

    • frankgrimes says:
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      Meh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      1. Nope

      2. Seems possible, not 100%

  67. JC says:
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    Would you trade away Brantley and Lester for Lucas Gio and Bux?

    • frankgrimes says:
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      Yes

  68. frankgrimes says:
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    Shocker your bf Mr Glass hurt again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t believe, so unlikely

  69. William Hung says:
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    Happy Spencer Howard Day!!! Lets avoid the roofie today!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Let’s hope so!

      • William Hung says:
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        aaaannnddd we got roofied!!! Yay!!!

        Really put the exclamation point on my very bad, no good fantasy day

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, 2 ER?

          • William Hung says:
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            I guess it was delayed – 4 ERs and a 1.71 WHIP

  70. prestige says:
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    Best shots at the W to close the week out?

    Heaney @Rangers (Lynn)
    Eovaldi home vs Blue Jays (Shoemaker)
    Lynn home vs Angels (Heaney)
    Velasquez home vs Braves (Ynoa)

  71. krazyivan says:
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    Why is Travis Shaw batting third in any lineup? I really don’t think the Blue Jays are being managed well from Montoya. You basically kill every rally between Biggio/Bichette before you get to Gurriel/Vlad Jr.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, so crazy

  72. prestige says:
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    Never heard of this Ynoa guy pitching for the Braves today. Is he worth a look in 15 teamers or any thoughts on him?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bullpen guy, might go 2-3 IP

  73. prestige says:
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    Someone dropped Paxton in my 12 teamer. Are you still saying far away from him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t pick him up

  74. Task Force says:
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    With Stanton hitting the IR again… *sigh* who should I pick up to replace him in a 6X6 OBP?

    Santander
    L Garcia
    Tauchman
    Hayes
    Harrison
    Peralta

    Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peralta

  75. prestige says:
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    SON hates them both, would you stream either VV home vs Braves or Singer home vs Twins today? Thanks for all your help as always!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  76. chris pierce says:
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    Would you trade Kyle Lewis for Dustin May?

    I have bellinger, Rosario, laurenano, Jimenez, addel already.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  77. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Im winning big this 23-2 and I have 4 starters going today:

    1) James Paxton (NYY) @ TB
    2) Matt Shoemaker (TOR) @ BOS
    3) Sonny GRay (CIN) @ MIL
    4) Cristian Javier (HOU) @ OAK

    Shoudl I start any of them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Doesn’t seem like you have to start them

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        its more of going for league records now. I’m thinking starting Gray and Javier

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What do you get for getting a league record?

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            Personal satifsaction LOL

  78. Primetime says:
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    Welp someone dropped Mondesi in my 10 team OBP league. I have #2 In claim. Doubt I get him. But what’s your thoughts on him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab him

      • Primetime says:
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        I hope so. Smh. Wish I knew the guy was tired of him. Ugh. I would of gave him someone.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • William Hung says:
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            in an OBP league, Mondesi gets dinged a little bit since he sports an OBP around .300 – it really depends on how much you need those SBs… like if you are getting a bunch of SBs across all your other guys, Mondesi might be hurting you more than helping

  79. Play Ball says:
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    Soler or JD Mart for this season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JD, but prolly coin flip

  80. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    16 team dynasty roto with OBP and slugging added to AVG. have this:
    C w.smith
    1B hoskins
    2B beef jerky man (BAL, 3B)
    3B suarez
    SS story
    IF moreland (1B)
    LF legs mcneil (2B/3B/RF)
    CF laureano (RF)
    RF harper
    OF ketel one (2B/SS/CF)
    util (1) otani
    BN kingery (most everything)
    DL (10): mostsuckass (2B/3B)
    NA (10, only relevant is lux)

    best order of adding one of these: cactus jesus, bruce, toddfather, tauchman,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tauchman, Bruce

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        yeah i had bruce/tauchman/cactus/toddfather but wasn’t sure on the top end.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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            i will “take the heat” but it’ll still “never be enough”

            still can’t believe that song wasn’t written as a joke by pt anderson

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  81. prestige says:
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    Paxton looking mighty fine today

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      oh yeah, yet on bench in non deep leagues till he showed that. i think i have morton is all the same leagues i have paxton too, so good news with the bad

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  82. Curious George says:
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    Moose to the IL
    Do you like Dylan Moore (@tex and @hou this week fwiw) or Jake Cronenworth (@lad and @ari) better?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? Cronenworth

      • Curious George says:
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        Wire is slim for MI: you prefer Jose Iglesias, Andres Gimenez, or Garrett hampson over cronenworth?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hampson

          • The Harrow says:
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            hampson has only been playing since COL had 4 lefties in a row vs SEA, that’s a weird anomaly. i had to go check on that since it might look like bud f’ing black wised up, but nope 4 str lefties.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

  83. William Hung says:
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    Villar is a closet Mets fan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

    • William Hung says:
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      As a bit of a batting rant – my squad is just killing me with these Ks and barely hitting above the Mendoza line. On the plus side, I previously mentioned how Suarez would be the top ranked player starting today if he reaches his preseason projects – you can add Bellinger and Olson to that group as well. Also, if you can – see if you can get the SNY feed for all of Villar’s ABs last night – Keith Hernandez just goes off on Villar for his garbage ABs

      C- Will Smith
      1B- Matt Olson
      2B- Villar
      3B- Suarez
      SS- Story
      OF- Betts, Bellinger, Laureano
      UTIL- Mondesi

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ha, yeah I‘be been watching Keith and SNY — hopefully your guys come around, I have them too

        • William Hung says:
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          I think this Eugenio Suarez slump is a conspiracy by Y! – he leads off the inning with a single to center and Y! has him flying out to center and never acknowledges that the Resds had 1st and 3rd with 1 out in the top of the 6th…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

        • William Hung says:
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          Wouldn’t it be something if they don’t? Essentially I’d have 4 guys who were around the mendoza line – Bellinger, Olson, Villar, and Suarez

          you’ll have your hands full with 2021 sleeper posts if ESPN and Y! discounted a bunch of guys at the expense of other guys who went on 60 game heaters

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Don’t think Bellinger hitting .200 changes anyone’s perception of him, maybe on the others, but prolly not on Eugenio

            • William Hung says:
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              Don’t discount the weirdness that is ESPN and Y! Fantasy guys

            • William Hung says:
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              This also got me thinking – how different would Bellinger’s career trajectory be if he had this kind of start last season, when he was batting 7th or not even playing when a lefty was starting?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                He did have that huge rookie year

                • William Hung says:
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                  yeah made it real odd how Mattingly was treating Bellinger last year to start off the season – if Belly doesn’t go on the heater, god knows how long he would’ve been platooning

  84. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    In a 10 team, standard 5×5 cat, roto league
    C: Garver
    1B: Olson
    2B: Villar
    3B: Hanser Alberto
    SS: Bogaerts
    MI: Andrus
    CI: Christian Walker
    OF: Acuña
    OF: JD
    OF: Harper
    OF: Grisham
    UTIL: Kyle Lewis
    UTIL: Yastrzemski
    Bench: Lowe
    IL: Yordan Alvarez
    IL: Hunter dozier (ready to be activated)
    IL: Josh donaldson

    SP: Darvish, Giolito, Plesac, Heaney, Lamet, Houser, Wheeler
    RP: Karinchak, Melancon, Jansen, Presly, Wick
    IL: Odorizzi (ready to be activated)

    1) I need to drop a pitcher to activate odorizzi… You mentioned karinchak and that’s the move I think since it’s saves only. Do you think odorizzi will be of value this year? If not, I can drop odorizzi and karinchak and just stream that spot

    2) I need to drop a bat to activate hunter dozier. Is the drop hanser Alberto? Or should it be someone else (maybe dozier?)

    3) do you replace garver or hold? Stassi and D’Arnaud are available

    4) do you like any of these pitchers over my guys?
    -Desclafani
    -Kelly
    -Marco Gonzales
    -Griffin Canning

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Hopefully 2. Hanser 3. Hold 4. Kelly over Odorizzi

  85. Steve says:
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    10T 5×5

    Paxton’s on the wire:

    Drop any of the following for him:

    SP
    Pearson
    Gallen
    Glasnow
    Darvish
    Kershaw

    RP
    Hudson
    Hand
    Montero
    Jimenez

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jimenez

  86. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 Team Cat

    Buxton heating up, is he worth using the number 1 waiver priority on? Would be used as my last OF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  87. Licketty Splits says:
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    Weekly FAAB claims for a 12 team 5X5 roto league
    Burdi went down as soon as I got him last week & Robles is stinking it up so they both need to be dropped
    Kikuchi is pretty meh and could be dropped for either a RP or SP
    Peraza has nice position eligibility in daily lineups but otherwise nothing special so far.

    Available bats are: Hays, D Moore, Frazier, Aguilar ( I have Olson at 1B but he could be utility), J Martinez, & Tauchman
    SP: Freeland, Gausman, Kay, Allard, Duffy, Gibson, Kukl, Bubic, Davidson, & Peterson
    RP: Jairo, Rosenthal, Wick/Jeffress, Buttrey, T Williams,Goody, Heuer, Karinchak, Holland, Romo, & Soria
    I think I would put in bids for Jairo, Buttrey, Karinchak & Wick (in that order?)
    1. Next 2 best RPs after?
    2. Bid for a SP for Kikuchi or a 3rd RP & let things shake out?
    3. Bid for which top 2 hitters or stand pat for Peraza?
    Thanks for all your help …hope your weekend is going great!

    • Licketty Splits says:
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      Also Framber is available …I assume he would be the top SP to bid on

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Jairo, Wick
      2. I’d look at matchups and pick up guy with best one
      3. Same as two

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yes, Framber would likely be top, would still look at matchups

  88. Curious George says:
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    Thoughts on rafael montero? Stud, dud, or somewhere in between (Paul Rudd?) for saves+holds league?

  89. Brett says:
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    Who do you prefer senzel or verdugo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verdugo

  90. The Great Knoche says:
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    2nd straight game Lamet takes a no hitter into the 6th. Hopefully this one turns out better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed, Padres look great

  91. prestige says:
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    We starting J Gray at home vs Dbacks tomorrow? 12 teamer, but he’s been decent in coors

    • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      COL mostly hasn’t had hitting by anybody (by either team hitting there), my guess is grey assumes that’ll regress back to normal in not long. if this is h2h question it could be a yes (probably not for 12’ers though). the fear of ruining your ratios in season roto is far greater than to take this risk.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  92. William Hung says:
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    We need a suspension prayer octagon for Laureano – he got tossed for charging the Astros dugout

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh, I saw…He’s gonna be out at least a week, sucks

      • William Hung says:
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        i know the circumstances around corona don’t help, but there are 2 things that stand out – 1. Laureano got beaned 2x and 2. the Astros bench coach was yapping the entire time

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I saw, Astros coach is a jackass

          • William Hung says:
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            that astros coach better be getting significant time – def longer than whatever Laureano is getting. Coaches are held to a higher standard and shouldn’t be yelling at an opposing player

            • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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              this’ll be some kind of good news if a bunch of OAK guys go out on this, s.brown time baby.

  93. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    AL only, OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added. have this:
    C kraken
    1B y.gurriel (3B)
    2B arraez 3B/OF
    3B vlad
    SS lil nicky (back starting, whew, only other SS starter out there yet is rengifo, who i had while lil nicky was being benched)
    MI s.long (2B/OF)
    CI swiggy (1B)
    OF (4) choo, lou bob, box wine (gallo), mercado
    util (1) otani
    BN toddfather (1B/3B)
    drop toddfather for either zimmer or sunday santana, it would protect my mercado starts when he doesn’t, such as lately. zimmer’s listed as the righty side guy but him and sunday seem to start as often as each other at least lately.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo

  94. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Please rank Tauchman, Mike Ford and Brian Goodwin. Thanks so much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  95. Better Call Limehouse says:
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    c’mon giolito do NOT get at least 3 more K’s, i benched singer and paxton (otherwise called 15 K’s) to protect ratios in money h2h with large K lead (also will lose losses by 1 if giolito wins from the singer win bench); but i’m still murdering this guy in saves and all hitting cats.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn

    • Better Call Limehouse says:
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      sweet, the wins are stuck tied and the K’s are mine by 3. and 54 buck steak is crushing lately. shame i only have that dude in one spot (shallow 12 dynasty where some twit dropped him after a week or so)

      • Better Call Limehouse says:
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        lose wins, we don’t have losses (however i used to be in a different money league with some of thse same owners that DID have that, it was quite stupid). i would’ve lost wins if marshall didn’t cough up that hold (and colome held up the save)

  96. Brett says:
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    Hicks or verdugo? Looks like hicks is batting 3rd for yanks

  97. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    12 teamer dynasty h2h with slugging and OBP added. have this, gotta drop somebody for h.dozier (1B/3B/RF)
    C kraken
    1B votto
    2B muncy (1-3B)
    3B jd davis (LF)
    SS mondesi
    LF leury G (2B/SS all OF)
    CF acuna (all OF)
    RF $54 steak
    util (1) j.polanco (SS)
    BN: tsutsugo (3B/LF), k.davis (DH), E5 (1B, and he might be DL’d shortly, which would save a drop)

    DL (10): h.dozier (1B/3B/RF), yordan (LF), antana (almost everything)

    gotta be k.davis or E5 dropped. if we think k.davis remains lefty only side guy he’s easy.

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